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Predreadnought Battleship, Canopus-class

Pendant Nos. N.57 (1914), N.1A (1.18). Launched 25.7.99 Vickers. 12,950 tons, 421 (oa), 390 (pp)x74x26ft. TE 13500ihp, 18kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 12-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2.5in deck, 9in guns.Crew: 750. 8th BS, Channel Fleet at outbreak of war, then abroad. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Launched 25/7/99, sold for BU 1/12/21. At the outbreak of war joined the 8th BS in the Channel and on Atlantic patrols. In November 1914 went to West Africa for operations against the Cameroons, and then to Egypt, and Cape Verde. At Gibraltar in January 1915 she became the flagship of Admiral de Robeck and went to the Dardanelles. Took part in the bombardments and the Cape Helles landing on 25 April, and later in November 1915 returned to Egypt. Served in East Indies, Egypt, East Africa and the Cape of Good Hope, returning home in 1917. She was rearmed, losing 4 main deck 6in casemate guns and having 4-6in in open shields sited on the battery deck. She then became an ordnance depot at Devonport until paid off in 1919. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21)

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THE VOYAGES OF HMS VENGEANCE 1914-1916
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

JP map overview

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

LOG BOOK – FEBRUARY 19TH 1914 TO JANUARY 31ST 1915


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Ship’s Log HM Ship Vengeance Commencing 19th February 1914 Ending 31st January 1915

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Establishment of Ships Company:

Officers: 23

Seamen & Boys: 149

Marines: 54

Engine-room establishment: 82

Other non-executive ratings: 45

Total ships company: 353


Armament:

Fore turret: two 12”.

After turret: two 12”.

In casements on UD: four 6”

In casements on MD: eight 6”

On upper & shelter decks: ten 12 pdr 12cwt

On turrets: five 12 pdr 8 cwt, six 3 pdr Hotchkiss.


Torpedo Armament:

four 18” submerged tubes

fourteen 18” torpedos, five 14” torpedos.

Eight searchlights.


Boats:

One 56ft Picket boat

Two 40ft steam pinnaces

One 42ft launch

One 36ft pinnaces

Two 34ft cutter

One 30ft cutter

Three 27ft whalers

One 30ft galley

One 16ft skiff

One 13 1/2ft dinghy

One balsa raft


Barometer:

Mercurial, Name of maker & number: Adie 294. Height of cistern above sea: 12 feet.


Thermometers for air temperature.

Position in ship: fore side of chart house.

Weather in screen: yes


Position of standard compass: Fore upper bridge, 13ft before foremast.


Miscellaneous Information:

Draught of water with bunkers full, and complete with provisions, stores and water: 28ft forward 28ft AFT


Load draught 26ft forward 26ft Aft.


Number of tons necessary to increase draught 1 inch: 53.8 tons


Number of tons of coal carried (43 cubic feet per ton) with bunkers full: 1810 tons in places other than bunkers: 235 tons.


Quantity of water carried:

For boilers 100 tons

For drinking 137 tons


THE VOYAGES OF HMS VENGEANCE
Operations in UK Waters

JP map Vengeance UK

LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1914


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19 February 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

02.00am: two sailors in use for auxiliary purposes’

04.00am: lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: routine.

08.00am: Hands painting ship, Training classes at instruction, Marines at drill.

Noon: Number on Sick list 9, 531lbs of fresh beef received, 460lbs of Bread received, 10 tons of water expended, 70 tons of water remaining, 9.4 tons of coal expended for all purposes, 1337 tons of coal remaining.

01.00pm: Hands painting ship, Training classes at instruction.

04.00pm: Quarters.

08.00pm: S.B.C.

11.20pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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20 February 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.20am: lit fires in picket boat.

08.00am: Lieut H.C.B. Pipon joined ship, Hands employed embarking ammunition, painting ship & as required.

Noon: Number on sick list 7, 460lbs bread received, 48 tons water received, 12 tons of water expended, 106 tons water remaining, 9 tons of coal expended for all purposes, 1328 tons coal remaining.

01.00pm: Dockyard tug swinging ship for direction of compasses.

02.00pm: Hands employed striking down ammunition & as required.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: L Lieut C.S. Morris left ship

08.00pm: S.B.C.

11.15pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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21 February 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

03.15am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

06.00am: Saturday routine.

07.00am: Hose round Downton pumps.

09.00am: Saturday routine.

10.00am: tested life-buoys & found correct.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, 305 lbs Fresh Beef received, 500 lbs Vegetables received, 700 lbs Bread received:10 tons of water expended, 96 tons water remaining, 9 tons of coal expended for all purposes, 1319 tons of coal remaining.

01.00pm: Leave to port watch until 8.30 am 23rd. leave to boys until 6 pm.

04.00pm: Quarters.

08.00pm: S.B.C.

10.20pm: drew fires in picket boat.


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22 February 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

06.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

07.00am: Sunday routine

09.45am: Divisions.

Read prayers

Noon: 10 tons of water expended, 86 tons water remaining, 9 tons of coal expended for all purposes, 1310 tons coal remaining.

01.00pm: Leave to boys until 6 pm

04.00pm: Quarters.

10.15pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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23 February 1914

Sheerness to sea.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: lit fires in picket boat

05.00am: lit fires in eight boilers

06.00am: Routine

07.00am: Rigging ships for ammunition

09.00am: Hoisting in ammunition

10.00am: prepared for sea

11.20am: Drew fires in & hoisted picket boat

11.49am: Slipped & proceeded as reqte out of harbour.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, fresh Beef received 913lbs, Vegetables received 1800lbs, Bread received 1960lbs, water expended 10 tons, water remaining 76 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 32.5 tons, Fuel remaining 1277.5 tons.

01.00pm: Course & speed as reqte through Oaze deep & to carry out 12pdr firing by gunnery school classes.

04.00pm: Quarters

05.30pm: Ceased firing

05.40pm: stopped, came to with starb anchor 3 ½ shackles, Banked fires in eight boilers.

06.40pm: Carried out night-firing aiming rifle, Burned search lights.


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24 February 1914

at Sea.

Lat 51.6, Long 1.5

05.00am: Spread fires in eight boilers

06.00am: Routine

06.55am: Weighed & proceeded course & speed as reqte through Edinburgh Channel.

08.00am Courses & speeds as reqte to carry out 12 pdr & 6” firing by gunnery school classes. Hands employed about targets and as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Water expended 10 tons, water remaining 66 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 38.8 tons, fuel remaining 1238.7 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon, gunnery school classes carried out 12” sub calibre & 12” firing.

04.20pm: as reqte for dropping night-firing targets

05.23PM: stopped came to with starb anchor, 2 shackles,

06.15pm: Weighed & proceeded as reqte, carried out night firing, 6” & 12 pdrs.

07.00pm: Finished night firing. Proceeded courses as reqte through Edinburgh Channel & Oaze deep to the horn

08.50pm: slow

08.57pm: stopped, came to with starb anchor, 8 shackles, in 12 fthms.

10.00pm: Banked fires in eight boilers.


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25 February 1914

The Horn to Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05:00am: lit fires in picket boat, Routine

06.00am: spread fire in eight boilers

08.45am: Divisions, Prayers

09.00am: Weighed & proceeded, courses & speed as reqte, into harbour.

09.35am: stopped, came to with port anchor.

09.45am: Weighed – seaward to the s buoy.

09.50am: Let fires die out in eight boilers.

11.00am: Prepared for coaling.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Water received 66 tons, Water expended 10 tons, water remaining 122 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 18.3 tons, fuel remaining 1220.4 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed preparing for coaling & as reqte.

04.00pm Quarters.

08.00pm: S.B.C.

10.15pm: Drew fire is picket boat.


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26 February 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04:00am: lit fires in picket boat.

07.30am: Coal lighters came alongside.

08.00am: S.B.E.

08.30am: continued coaling.

Lost overboard by accident:- sacks of coal No :18, shovels square No : 3, Shovels harigating No 3.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, water expended 14 tons, water remaining 108 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 9 tons, fuel remaining 1711.4 tons.

Coaling ship

12.45pm: finished coaling recd 500 tons.

02.00pm: Coal lighters cast off

03.00pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

04.00pm: Special leave to Port watch until 7.30am.


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27 February 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

12.35am: Drew fires in picket boat.

05.00am: lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Saturday routine.

07.00am: Hoisted in steam pinnace.

09.00am: Saturday routine.

10.00am: Dockyard tug swinging ship for adjustment of compasses.

11.00am: Tested life-buoys & found to be correct.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Bread received 350lbs, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 96 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 9 tons, fuel remaining 1702.4 tons.

01.00pm: Paid weekly money, Dockyard tug swinging ship.

04.25pm: Quarters, special leave to Port watch until 7.30 a.m.

10.15pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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28 February 1914

Editors note:- There is a discrepancy between the coal used and coal remaining totals. The original log keeper rectifies the mistake the following day 1st March by again amending the coal used and coal remaining figures.


Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.00am: lit fires in picket boat.

07.00am: Routine

09.00am: Saturday routine.

10.00am: Painting boats.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Fresh beef received 273 lbs, Vegetables received 1600 lbs, Bread received 700 lbs, Water expended 10 tons, water remaining 86 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 9 tons, fuel remaining 1698.4 tons.

01.00pm: Special leave to starb watch until 08.30 a.m. on 2nd, leave to boys until 6 p.m. Hands to make & mend clothes.

04.00pm: Quarters.

11.50pm: Drew fires in picket boat.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1914


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1 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.45am: lit fires in picket boat

06.00am: Sunday routine

08.00am: Landed church parties

09.45am: Divisions.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, water expended 10 tons, water remaining 76 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 9 tons, fuel remaining 1684.4 tons.

04.00pm: Quarters

11.55pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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2 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.00am: lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

06.30am: lit fires in nine boilers.

08.00am: S.B.C.

09.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Prepared for sea, Draught 28’.1’ forrard, 28.2’ Aft.

11.00am: Drew fires in & hoisted picket in boat.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Bread received 1450 lbs, water received 47 tons, water expended 10 tons, water remaining 113 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 65.4 tons, fuel remaining 1619 tons.

12.20pm: Shipped & proceeded, course and speed as rqte.

12.30pm: 62 revolutions, course as rqte through Oaze deep.

02.00pm: Training classes at instruction, Hands employed as rqte.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.05pm: Stopped, dropped both life buoys lowered sea boats & recovered same.

04.15pm: Proceeded 62 revolutions course as rqte for Downs.

06.35pm: shaped course S57’W

06.40pm: S. Foreland Lt abeam 1.4’

09.50pm: Sighted: Royal Sovereign Lt Vessel N79W.

10.40pm: Royal Sovereign Lt vessel abeam 4’ sighted Beachy Head N51W

10.55pm: a/c N78W sea boats clear.


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3 March 1914

from Sheerness to Portsmouth (Spithead).

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

12.40am: Beachy Hd abeam.

02.45am: Sighted Owens Lt. sea boats clear

03.45am: Owens Lt abeam 2.5’. Nat N45W a/e N40’W

03.50am: Reduced to 72 Revs.

04.40am: a/e N18’W

05.20am: harbour Lt abeam. Course & speed as reqte for approaching anchorage at Spithead.

06.15am: Stopped, came to with Port anchor 2 shackles in 8 fthms.

07.00am: Routine

08.30am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as reqte for rendezvous off hab end buoy, with two patt 3 targets in tow.

09.20am: veered targets- course & speed as reqte. “Albermarle” firing at targets.

Training classes at instruction.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Fuel expended for all purposes 61 tons, Fuel remaining 1558 tons.

01.00pm: As in forenoon. Course & speed as reqte.

02.00pm: Lit fires in picket boat. Training classes at instruction, Hands employed as reqte.

03.20pm: Finished firing. Hauled targets close up.

04.00pm: Quarters, Proceeded to Spithead.

04.50pm: Stopped, came to with starb anchor, 3 shackles in 8 fthms.

Banked fires in nine boilers.

Hoisted out picket boat. Battle practice targets alongside.

11.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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4 March 1914


Editiors Note:- When the tow parted and they lost 63 fathoms of 3” diameter wire hawser overboard it caused some significant damage to the port propeller shaft as is noted in the following days, requiring the help of divers from other vessels.


Spithead & at Sea.

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

06.00am: Spread fires in nine boilers.

07.00am: Routine. Target party about target. Hoisted picket boat.

08.15am: Weighed and proceeded as reqte, Battle practice targets in tow. Routine, Training classes at instruction.

09.00am: Moored targets. Course & speed as reqte for “Albermarle” to fire at targets.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, water expended 10 tons, water remaining 93 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 48 tons, fuel remaining 1510 tons.

01.00pm: Towing battle practice target for “Albermarles” firing. Course & speed as reqte. Training classes at instruction.

03.10pm: Parted tow, Lost overboard by accident 63 fthms of 3” wire.

04.00pm: Lowered 1st & 3rd cutters-

05.00pm: Hawser foul of port propeller.

05.30pm: Got target in tow with 4 ½ ” & 3 ½ ” wires.

06.00pm: Proceeded as reqte with start engine.

08.10pm: Stopped. Came to with starb anchor, 3 shackles, in 9 fthms, secured B.P. target alongside.

08.15pm: Banked fires in nine boilers.


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5 March 1914

Spithead.

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

04.00am: Lit fires in Picket boat. Divers down to ascertain condition of port propeller & drive.

Hands employed as reqte. Hoisted out picket boat.

08.00am: S.B.C.

09.00am: Hands employed as reqte. Training classes at instruction. 10.00am: Divers from “Excellent” & 2 divers from “Albermarle” diving, worked main derrick. Lost overboard by accident 6 limpets.

Noon: number on sick list 4, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 81 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 21.6 tons, fuel remaining 1488.4 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed about target & as reqte.

02.00pm: Training classes at instruction.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.30pm: Finished with divers – Propeller clear.

07.30pm: Drew fires in & hoisted in picket boat.


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6 March 1914

Spithead to Sheerness.

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

03.00am: Spread fires in nine boilers.

05.40am: Weighed & proceeded with B.P. target in tow. Course & speed as reqte.

09.00am: Routine

10.00am: Training classes at instruction.

11.00am: Lit fires in Picket boat

11.20am: “Albermarle” finished firing, course & speed as reqte for Spithead.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, water expended 10 tons, water remaining 71 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 62.5 tons, fuel remaining 1425.9 tons.

12.45pm: stopped hauled in target.

01.00pm: Proceeded as reqte.

01.45pm: Stopped.

01.50pm: Came to with port anchor, 5 shackles in 10 ½ fthms. Hoisted out picket boat- Dockyard tug recovered B.P. target.

04.45pm: Received lighter No82 for towing to Sheerness.

05.40pm: Weighed & proceeded with lighter in tow, course & speed as reqte.

06.10pm: 60 Revs.

06.50pm: 72 Revs.

07.00pm: Shaped course S56E. Paid weekly money.

07.30pm: Dron Lt abeam .4’, a/c S76E.

09.50pm: Parted tow, worked engines as reqte to board starboard sea boat.

10.00pm: Received lighter.

10.05pm: Proceeded S76E 64 revs.

10.12pm: Sighted Beachy Hd Lt N85’E

10.35pm: Reduced to 42 revs.


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7 March 1914

Spithead to Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

00.46am: Beachy hd Lt abeam 6 ¾ ‘

01.50am: a/c N74’E

02.18am: Royal Sovereign Lt abeam 3.5

03.00am: Increased to 48 revs

03.35am: a/c N67’E

04.35am: Sighted S.Foreland Lt N55’E

04.50am: Sighted C.Upsing Lt S83E

05.12am: Sighted Varne Lt N78’E

05.20am: a/c N75E

05.25am: Incd to 51 revs

05.26am: Dungeness abeam 3.5

05.48am: Incd to 54 revs.

06.07am: Reduced to 51 revs.

06.12am: Reduced to 48 revs.

07.12am: Incd to 51 revs.

07.50am: 57 revs.

07.55am: a/c N45E.

07.57am: Reduced to 54 revs.

08.00am: Course as reqte for Downs.

08.50am: Girdler Lt Vessel abeam, tested life buoys & found correct.

10.00am: Saturday Routine, Course as reqte through S. Edinburgh channel and Oaze Deep.

11.00am: Lit fires in picket boat

Noon: Number on sick list 3, Fresh Beef received 271 lbs, Water expended 10 tons, water remaining 61 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 50.2 tons, fuel remaining 1375.7 tons.

01.18pm: Stopped. Dockyard tug took lighter in tow.

01.41pm: Proceeded as reqte for the S Buoy.

01.50pm: let fires die out in nine boilers

02.00pm: Stopped, secured to the S buoy Sheerness. Hoisted out picket boat. Special leave to Starb watch until 8.50 am on 9th

04.15pm: Quarters.

10.15pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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8 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.50am: Lit fires in picket boat

06.00am: Sunday routine

08.00am: S.B.C.

10.00am: Sunday routine

11.00am: read Prayers.

Noon: Number on sick list 2, water expended 10 tons, water remaining 51 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.6 tons, fuel remaining 1367.1 tons.

01.00pm: Leave to boys until 6 pm.

04.00pm: Quarters.

10.40pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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9 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

09.00am: Hands employed as reqte, Boys at instruction.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Fresh Beef received 120 lbs, Vegetables received 400 lbs, Bread received 480 lbs, water received 37 tons, water expended 10 tons, water remaining 88 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.6 tons, fuel remaining 1358.5 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

02.00pm: Training classes at instruction

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Special leave to 2nd part of port watch until 7.30 am.

08.00pm: S.B.C.

10.20pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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10 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.00am: Lit fires in picket boat and 2nd steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

07.00am: Hoisted out 2nd steam pinnace.

09.00am: Landed marines

10.00am: Hands employed drawing stores and as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 7, Fresh Beef received 425 lbs, Vegetables received 900 lbs, bread received 340 lbs, water expended 10 tons, water remaining 78 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.7 tons, fuel remaining 1349.8 tons.

01.00pm: Drew fires in 2nd steam pinnace, Hoisted in 2nd steam pinnace.

02.00am: Hands employed as in forenoon.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Special leave to 1st part of port watch until 7.30am.

10.15pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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11 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

08.00am: S.B.C.

09.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Physical drill.

11.00am: Hands employed about boats and as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 6, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 66 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.9 tons, fuel remaining 1340.9 tons.

01.00pm: Read warrant No 65

02.00pm: Hands employed as reqte

04.00pm: Quarters

05.00pm: Special leave to 2nd part of port watch until 7.30 am.

11.40pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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12 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.00am: Routine.

06.00am: Lit fires in two boilers.

08.00am: S.B.C.

09.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Let fires die in two boilers.

11.00am: Hands employed as reqte, Training classes at instruction

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Fresh Beef received 429 lbs, vegetables received 900 lbs, bread received 400 lbs, water received 69 tons, water expended 10 tons, water remaining 125 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 11.2 tons, fuel remaining 1331.7 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed painting mess deck and as reqte.

02.00am: Training classes at instruction.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Special leave to 1st part of port watch until 7.30 am.

08.10pm: lifted picket boat.


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13 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

01.30am: Drew fires in picket boat.

04.30am: lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

09.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed as reqte, Training classes at instruction.

Noon: Number on sick list 5, bread received 400 lbs, water expended 8 tons, water remaining 117 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 9.2 tons, fuel remaining 1320.5 tons.

01.00pm: Paid weekly money.

02.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

05.00pm: Special leave to port watch until 7.30 am.

10.15pm: Banked fires in picket boat.


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14 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: Lit fires in picket boat

06.00am: Saturday routine.

07.00am: Hose round downton pumps.

09.00am: Saturday routine.

10.00am: Landed range party

11.00am: tested life-buoys & found correct.

Noon: Fresh beef received 306 lbs, vegetables 600 lbs, bread received 650 lbs, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 102 tons, fuel expended 8.7 tons, fuel remaining 1311.8 tons.

01.00pm: Hands to make & mend clothes. Special leave to Starb watch until 8.30am on 16th

03.00pm: Leave to boys until 6pm

04.00 Quarters.

10.20pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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15 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

06.00am: Lit fire in picket boat

07.00am: Routine.

09.00am: Sunday routine

10.00am: Landed church parties.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Water expended 15 tons, Water remaining 87 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 8.6 tons, fuel remaining 1303.2 tons.

04.00pm: Quarters

05.00pm: Lifted picket boat temporarily to clear weed traps.

10.20pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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16 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

08.00am: S.B.C.

09.00am: Landed boys range party.

10.00am: Routine.

11.00am: Hands employed as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, bread received 420 lbs, water expended 14 tons, water remaining 73 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.6 tons, fuel remaining 1294.6 tons.

02.00pm: Hands employed painting and as reqte.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Special leave to port watch until 7.30am.

06.00pm: Lifted picket boat to clear weed-trap.

10.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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17 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: Lit fires in picket boat

06.00am: Routine

08.30am: Landed boys range party.

09.00am: Landed marines for drill.

09.30am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed painting and as reqte.

11.00am: Lit fires in & hoisted out steam pinnace, hoisted out sailing pinnace.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, Bread received 420 lbs, water expended 8 tons, water remaining 65 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 9 tons, fuel remaining 1285.6 tons.

01.00pm: Divers at work on port propeller shaft.

02.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

02.15pm: Drew fires in picket boat, Hoisted in picket boat.

05.00pm: Special leave to Starb watch until 07.30 am.

10.40pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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18 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

06.30am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed as reqte.

11.00am: Divers at work on port propeller shaft.

Noon: Number on sick list 1, water expended 8 tons, water remaining 57 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.5 tons, fuel remaining 1277.1 tons.

01.30pm: Hands employed painting and as reqte.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.30pm: Special leave to port watch until 07.00 am.

11.45pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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19 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

05.30am: Routine.

08.00am: Landed boys for range.

09.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed as reqte.

11.00am: Divers at work on port propeller shaft.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, Fresh beef received 528 lbs, vegetables received 1000 lbs, bread received 320 lbs, water received 65 tons, water expended 8 tons, water remaining 114 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.6 tons, fuel remaining 1268.5 tons.

01.30pm: Hands employed hoisting in flour & as reqte.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Special leave to Starb watch until 07.30am.


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20 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

00.20am: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

04.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed as reqte.

11.00am: Divers at work on port propeller shaft.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, bread received 380 lbs, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 102 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.4 tons, fuel remaining 1260.1 tons.

01.30pm: Hands employed painting and as reqte.

04.00am: Quarters.

10.35pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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21 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.00am: Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace

06.30am: Routine.

09.00am: read warrant No 67.

10.00am: Saturday routine.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, fresh beef received 303 lbs, vegetables received 600 lbs, bread received 700 lbs, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 90 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.4 tons, fuel remaining 1251.7 tons.

00.30pm: Leave to port watch until 8.30am on 23rd .

01.00pm: Leave to boys until 6 P.M.

02.00pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.

07.15pm: drew fires in 2nd steam pinnace.

07.30pm: lit fires in 1st steam pinnace.

09.20pm: Hoisted out 1st steam pinnace.

12.00pm: Drew fires in 1st steam pinnace.


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22 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: Lit fires in 1st steam pinnace.

06.00am: Sunday routine.

07.00am: Hoisted in 2nd steam pinnace

08.00am: Flotilla signal book drawn from captain.

09.00am: Landed church parties.

09.30am: Sunday routine.

Noon: Flotilla signal book returned to C.O. Number on sick list 3, water expended 10 tons, water remaining 80 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.3 tons, fuel remaining 1243.4 tons.

04.00pm: Quarters.

10.15pm: Drew fires in 1st steam pinnace.


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23 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: Lit fires in 1st steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

08.30am: Hoisted out launch.

09.00am: Routine.

09.30am: Hands employed about boats and as reqte.

10.30am: Divers at work on port propeller shaft.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, bread received 540 lbs, water received 17 tons, water expended 8 tons, water remaining 89 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.5 tons, fuel remaining 1234.9 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Special leave to Starb watch until 8am.

05.00pm: Divers diving & at work on port propeller shaft.

10.20pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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24 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

08.30am: Landed marines for drill.

09.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Training classes at instruction.

11.00am: Hands employed as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 2, fresh beef received 282 lbs, vegetables 600 lbs, water received 16 tons, water expended 10 tons, water remaining 95 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.9 tons, fuel remaining 1226 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed painting & as reqte.

03.00pm: Training classes at instruction.

04.00pm: Quarters.

10.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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25 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

07.00am: Divers at work on port propeller shaft.

08.30am: Exd Collision quarters. Abandon ship & Fire quarters.

10.00am: Flotilla & other signal books drawn from captain.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, bread received 500 lbs, water expended 9 tons, water remaining 86 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.6 tons, fuel remaining 1217.4 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

02.00pm: Training classes at instruction. Divers at work on port propeller shaft.

03.00pm: Signal books returned to Captain.

04.30pm: Special leave to starb watch until 7.30am.

05.00pm: Leave to boys until 10 pm.

12.00pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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26 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

03.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

06.00am: Routine.

07.00am: Divers at work on port propeller shaft.

09.00am: Routine.

10.30am: Exercised general quarters.

11.00am: Training classes at instruction.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, fresh beef received 659 lbs, vegetables received 1200 lbs, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 74 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.9 tons, fuel remaining 1208.5 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

04.00pm: Quarters

04.30pm: Divers at work.

05.00pm: Special leave to port watch until 7.30 am.

11.45pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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27 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

08.00am: S.B.C.

09.30am: hands employed getting in & striking down ammunition.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, bread received 420 lbs, water received 20 tons, water expended 13 tons, water remaining 81 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.6 tons, fuel remaining 1199.9 tons.

01.00pm: Paid weekly money.

02.00pm: Hands employed striking down ammunition & as reqte.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: read warrant No 69.

11.15pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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28 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Saturday routine.

11.00am: Tested life buoys & found correct.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Bread received 700 lbs, Water expended 11 tons, Water remaining 70 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 8.1 tons, Fuel remaining 1191.8 tons.

01.00pm: Leave to Starb watch until 8.30am on 30th.

02.00pm: Leave to boys until 6 P.M.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Hoisted in launch.

11.40pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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29 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.30am: Sunday routine.

10.00am: Landed church parties.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, water expended 10 tons, water remaining 60 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.6 tons, fuel remaining 1183.8 tons.

00.30pm: Leave to boys until 6 P.M.

04.00pm: Quarters.

10.20pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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30 March 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

05.30am: Lit fires in eight boilers

06.00am: Read warrant No 68.

07.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Prepared for sea.

10.30am: Training classes at instruction.

11.30am: Drew fires in & hoisted in 2nd steam pinnace.

Noon: Number on sick list 2, Fresh beef received 907 lbs, Vegetables received 1800 lbs, Bread received 1700 lbs, water received 40 tons, water expended 9 tons, water remaining 91 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 36.8 tons, fuel remaining 1147 tons.

00.02pm: Shipped. Proceeded as reqte out of harbour.

00.17pm: Came to with port anchor 2 shackles in 10 fthms. Worked main derrick. Righted targets.

01.55pm: Weighed and proceeded as reqte.

02.35pm: Commenced firing.

05.00pm: Quarters.

06.10pm: Stopped.

06.12pm: Came to with port anchor, 4 shackles in 10 fthms.

07.15pm: Burned searchlights, carried out night firing (aiming-rifle)


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31 March 1914

at Sea.

Lat 51.50, Long 0.74

05.00am: Spread fires in eight boilers

06.00am: Routine

07.00am: Weighed & proceeded as reqte through S.Edinburgh Channel.

0.900am: Routine

09.30am: Marines at drill

10.00am: Course & speed as reqte for carrying out gunnery practices (G.S. classes) off Loupaud

Noon: Number on sick list 3, Water expended 10 tons, Water remaining 81 tons. Fuel expended for all purposes 50.0 tons, Fuel remaining 1097.0 tons.

01.00pm: Course & speed as reqte for firing.

02.00pm: hands employed painting & as reqte

03.45pm: Ceased firing.

04.00pm: As reqte to drop night-firing targets

05.00pm: Stopped.

05.50pm: Came to with port anchor 3 shackles in 10 fthms.

07.00pm: Weighed & proceeded as reqte to carry out night firing.

08.00pm: Ceased firing course & speed as reqte through N Edinburgh channel & Oaze Deep to the Nore.

10.20pm: Stopped.

10.22pm: Came to with port anchor 4 shackles in 8 fthms.

10.25pm: Banked fires in eight boilers.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1914


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1 April 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.00am: Hoisted out picket boat

06.00am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as reqte for Sheerness

06.33am: Reduced to 36 revs.

06.42am: Stopped.

06.45am: Made fast to No 3 buoy.

09.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, Water expended 13 tons, Water remaining 68 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 17.8 tons, fuel remaining 1079.2 tons.

01.00pm: Landed target dockyard party.

02.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

03.00pm: Gunnery classes left ship.

04.30pm: leave to port watch until 07.30a.m.

05.00pm: H.M.S. Russell & Falmouth arrived.

11.50pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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2 April 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed about boats and as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, Fresh beef received 499 lbs, Vegetables received 900 lbs, Water received 52 tons, Water expended 13 tons, Water remaining 107 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 10.4 tons, Fuel remaining 1068.8 tons.

01.30pm: Hands employed as reqte.

02.30pm: Training classes at instruction.

04.00pm: Quarters.

10.20pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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3 April 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

08.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace hoisted out steam pinnace.

09.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed cleaning away net-defence & as reqte.

Noon: Swedish Cruiser "Fylgia" arrived and saluted V.R. with 15 guns. "Vengeance" returned salute with 15 guns. Number on sick list 4, Water expended 5 tons, Water remaining 102 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 11.1 tons, Fuel remaining 1057.7 tons.

01.30pm: Hands employed as in the forenoon.

03.15pm: H.M.S.”Enchantress” arrived.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.15pm: Drew fires in picket boat

10.20pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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4 April 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: lit fires in picket boat

06.00am: Routine.

07.00am: Hoisted in steam pinnace.

09.00am: Saturday routine.

10.00am: Hands cleaning away net defence.

11.00am: Tested life-buoys & found correct.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Fresh beef received 271 lbs, Vegetables received 500 lbs, Bread received 686 lbs, Water expended 14 tons, Water remaining 88 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 10.4 tons, Fuel remaining 1047.3 tons.

01.00pm: leave to port watch until 8.30a.m. Monday.

02.00pm: Leave to boys until 6p.m.

04.00pm: Quarters

06.00pm: H.M.S.”Enchantress” sailed.

10.15pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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5 April 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.30am: Routine.

09.00am: Sunday routine.

10.00am: Read prayers

Noon: Number on sick list 3, Water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 76 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 8.4 tons, Fuel remaining 1038.9 tons.

01.00pm: leave to boys until 6 p.m.

04.00pm: Quarters.

10.15pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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6 April 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: lit fires in picket boat.

07.00am: Routine.

08.00am: Lighter alongside.

08.30am: Lieut Russell left ship.

09.00am: Hands employed placing torpedo nets in lighter and as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, Fresh Beef received 268 lbs, vegetables received 550 lbs, bread received 520 lbs, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 64 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.6 tons, fuel remaining 1030.3 tons.

01.00pm: Dockyard tug removed lighter with starb net defences & BODIES

02.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

04.00pm: Quarters.

11.20pm: Drew fires in 1st picket boat.


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7 April 1914

Sheerness & Chatham.

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

04.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

07.00am: Routine.

07.45am: Drew fires in & hoisted in picket boat.

08.30am: Picket on board.

08.38am: Slipped – Proceeded as reqte for Chatham – Routine.

09.40am: Stopped. 09.45 Entered N.Lock.

11.00am: Ship warped to South Side of No 3 basin.

11.30am: Hands working about nets etc.

Noon: Number on sick list 2, distance run through water 8 miles. Bread received 500lbs, water expended 10 tons, water remaining 54 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 23.1 tons, fuel remaining 1007.2 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed getting port net defences into dockyard.

03.00pm: Divers down on port propeller shaft.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Leave to port watch & 1st part of starb watch until 7 A.M.

06.00pm: Exercised fire quarters.

09.30pm: Exercised fire quarters.

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8 April 1914

Chatham.

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

06.00am: Routine.

08.00am: Divers at work on port propeller.

09.00am: Hands employed getting out port net defence & as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, bread received 520lbs, water expended 10 tons, water remaining 44 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 5 tons, fuel remaining 1002.2 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

06.00pm: Exercised fire quarters.


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9 April 1914

Chatham.

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

06.00am: Routine.

09.00am: Hands employed as reqte.

10.00am: Landed funeral party.

11.00am: Held court of enquiry on board.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, Bread received 150 lbs, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 32 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 3.7 tons, fuel remaining 998.5 tons.

01.00pm: Held 2nd court on enquiry.

02.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

04.30pm: Exercised fire quarters.

05.00pm: Leave to 2nd part of port watch until 7.30 a.m.

06.00pm: Leave to starb watch until 9 a.m. on 14th .


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10 April 1914

Chatham.

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

06.00am: Routine.

09.00am: Landed church parties.

10.00am: Sunday routine. (although today is actually a Friday)

Noon: Number on sick list 2, water expended 8 tons, water remaining 24 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1 ton, fuel remaining 997.5 tons.

01.00pm: Leave to 1st part of port watch until 7.30 a.m.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Exercised fire quarters.


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11 April 1914

Chatham.

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

06.00am: Routine.

09.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands working about net shelves.

Noon: Number on sick list 2, Bread received 450 lbs, water received 23 tons, water expended 8 tons, water remaining 39 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1 ton, fuel remaining 996.5 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed about ships side and as reqte.

04.30pm: Exercised fire quarters.

05.30pm: Leave to 2nd part of port watch until 7.30 a.m.


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12 April 1914

Chatham.

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

06.00am: Sunday Routine.

09.00am: Landed church party.

10.00am: Sunday routine.

11.00am: Leave to 1st part of port watch until 7.30a.m.

Noon: Number on sick list 2, water expended 7 tons, water remaining 32 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1 ton, fuel remaining 995.5 tons.

04.30pm: Exercised fire quarters.


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13 April 1914

Chatham.

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

06.00am: Hands painting and cleaning ship.

09.30am: Hands employed painting and cleaning ship.

Noon: Number on sick list 2, water expended 8 tons, water remaining 24 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1 ton, fuel remaining 994.5 tons.

02.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

05.00pm: Exercised fire quarters.


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14 April 1914

Chatham.

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

06.00am: Routine.

07.00am: Painting ship.

09.00am: Hands employed on ships side & as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list Nil, bread received 300 lbs, water expended 7 tons, water remaining 17 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 3.8 tons, fuel remaining 990.7 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

04.00pm: Leave to port watch & 2nd part of starb watch until 7.30 a.m.

04.30pm: Exercised fire quarters.


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15 April 1914

Chatham.

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

06.00am: Routine.

09.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed on ships side and as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, bread received 350 lbs, water received 52 tons, water expended 8 tons, water remaining 61 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 6.4 tons, fuel remaining 984.3 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

04.00pm: Hoisted out picket boat.

05.00pm: Quarters.

05.30pm: Exercised fire quarters.


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16 April 1914

Chatham.

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

06.00am: Routine.

08.00am: Fired court-martial gun.

09.00am: Hands employed as reqte.

10.00am: Court-martial assembled on board.

Noon: Number on sick list 2, bread received 290 lbs, water expended 7 tons, water remaining 54 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 4.8 tons, fuel remaining 979.5 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed cleaning ship, and as reqte.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.50pm: Finished 1st court-martial.

05.15pm: 2nd court-martial assembled.

07.50pm: Finished 2nd court-martial.


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17 April 1914

Chatham.

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

06.00am: Routine.

08.00am: Fired court-martial gun.

09.00am: Routine.

09.30am: Hands employed as reqte.

10.00am: Court-martial assembled.

10.25am: Court-martial finished.

11.30am: Hoisted in picket boat.

Noon: Number on sick list 2, bread received 320 lbs, water expended 8 tons, water remaining 46 tons, fuel expended 4.5 tons, fuel remaining 975 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Exercised fire quarters.


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18 April 1914

Chatham.

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

06.00am: Saturday routine.

Noon: Number on sick list 2, fresh beef received 262 lbs, vegetables received 450 lbs, water received 23 tons, water expended 8 tons, water remaining 61 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 3.8 tons, fuel remaining 971.2 tons.

01.00pm: Leave to 2nd part of starb watch until 7.30 a.m.

04.00pm: Quarters.

06.00pm: Exercised fire quarters.


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19 April 1914

Chatham.

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

06.00am: Sunday routine.

09.00am: Landed church parties.

Noon: Number on sick list 2, water expended 6 tons, water remaining 55 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 2.3 tons, fuel remaining 968.9 tons.

01.00pm: Leave o 1st part of starb watch until 7.30 a.m.

04.00pm: Quarters.


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20 April 1914

Chatham.

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

06.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed drawing torpedoes, about coaling gears and as reqte.

11.00am: Worked main derrick.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, bread received 450lbs, water received 80 tons, water expended 6 tons, water remaining 129 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 6.3 tons, fuel remaining 962.6 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed about coaling gear and as reqte.

05.00pm: Dismounted Y III 6” guns, worked main derrick.

06.00pm: Leave to 1st part of port watch until 7.30 a.m.

07.30pm: Leave to 1st part of port watch until 7.30 a.m.


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21 April 1914

Chatham.

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

06.00am: Routine.

07.30am: Warped ship to No 1 basin.

09.30am: Secured ship in No 1 basin, 9.30 Divisions.

10.00am: Hands employed as reqte.

11.00am: Received 6” gun to replace Y III

Noon: Number on sick list 2, bread received 460 lbs, water expended 7 tons, water remaining 122 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 7.9 tons, fuel remaining 954.7 tons.

01.00pm: Worked main derrick.

02.00pm: Hands employed mounting 6” gun & as reqte.

03.00pm: Shifted ship to north loch.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Leave to port watch and 2nd part of starb watch until 7.30 a.m.

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22 April 1914

Chatham & Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

06.00am: Routine.

08.30am: Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace.

09.00am: Tested life-buoys & found correct.

10.00am: Slipped & proceeded course & speed as reqte for Sheerness – Pilot in charge.

10.58am: Stopped. Made fast to No 8 buoy. Hoisted out 2nd steam pinnace.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, bread received 450 lbs, water received 13 tons, water expended 8 tons, water remaining 127 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 24.8 tons, fuel remaining 930.1 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed painting down aloft, scraping ships side, and as reqte.

05.00pm: Leave to starb watch and 2nd part of port watch until 7.30 a.m.

11.40pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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23 April 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Hands employed scraping ships side and as reqte.

10.00am: Marines at drill.

11.00am: Worked main derrick.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, bread received 450 lbs, water expended 10 tons, water remaining 117 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.6 tons, fuel remaining 921.5 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed preparing for coaling and as reqte.

02.00pm: Hoisted out 1st steam pinnace and picket boat.

04.30pm: Collier S.S. Frances Duncan made fast alongside.

11.10pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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24 April 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

07.30am: Commenced coaling. H.M.S.”Enchantress” arrived.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 102 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 6.9 tons, fuel remaining 1660.6 tons.

01.00pm: Coaling ship.

02.10pm: Finished coaling.

02.30pm: Collier cast off.

03.00pm: H.M.S. “Russell”, “Falmouth”, & “Diamond” arrived.

06.00pm: Hoisted in picket boat and 1st steam pinnace.

10.10pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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25 April 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.15am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Saturday routine.

Noon: Number on sick list 2, bread received 700 lbs, water expended 8 tons, water remaining 94 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 6.5 tons, fuel remaining 1654.1 tons.

01.00pm: Leave to starb watch until 8.30 a.m. On 27th

02.00pm: Leave to 2nd part of port watch until 7.30 a.m. Leave to boys until 7 p.m.

05.00pm: quarters. Read warrant No 71.

08.30pm: H.M.S.”Enchantress” sailed.

11.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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26 April 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

07.30am: Sunday routine.

09.30am: Landed church parties.

10.30am: H.M.S.”Antrim” arrived.

Noon: Number on sick list 2, water expended 10 tons, water remaining 84 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 7 tons, fuel remaining 1647.1 tons.

01.00pm: Leave to 1st part of port watch until 7.30 a.m.

01.30pm: Leave to boys until 7 p.m.

04.00pm: Quarters.

10.10pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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27 April 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

09.00am: Hands employed painting ship and as reqte.

10.30am: H.M.S.”Russell”, “Falmouth” & “Diamond” sailed.

Noon: Number on sick list 5, fresh beef received 334 lbs, vegetables received 600 lbs, bread received 530 lbs, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 72 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.1 tons, fuel remaining 1639 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed painting ship and as reqte.

11.40pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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28 April 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

08.30am: Landed marines for drill.

09.00am: Hands employed painting ship and as reqte.

10.00am: Lost overboard by accident one sword bayonet.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, fresh beef received 602 lbs, vegetables received 1200 lbs, bread received 530 lbs, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 60 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.2 tons, fuel remaining 1630.8 tons.

01.00pm: Issued steps.

02.00pm: Hands employed painting ship and as reqte.

04.00pm: Quarters.

11.15pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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29 April 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed painting ship and as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 5, Water expended 12 tons, water remaining 48 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.1 tons, fuel remaining 1622.7 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

03.30pm: Provisioning ship.

04.00pm: Lost overboard by accident 1 sack of rice.

05.00pm: Hands provisioning ship.

06.00pm: Leave to port watch until 7.30 a.m.

06.30pm: Provisioning lighter cast off.

11.45pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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30 April 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

07.00am: Marines to headquarters for reclothing

09.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed painting ship and as reqte.

11.00am: Worked main derrick.

Noon: Number on sick list 5, fresh beef received 568 lbs, vegetables received 1100 lbs, water received 54 tons, water expended 10 tons, water remaining 92 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.2 tons, fuel remaining 1614.5 tons.

01.00pm: Read warrant No 72.

02.00pm: Hands employed painting ship & as reqte.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Leave to starb watch until 7.30 a.m.

11.40pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.



LOGS FOR MAY 1914


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1 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.40am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

06.30am: Routine.

09.00am: Hands employed painting and cleaning ship & as reqte.

Noon: number on sick list 5, Bread received 470 lbs, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 80 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 10 tons, fuel remaining 1604.5 tons.

01.00pm: Paid weekly money.

02.00pm: Hands employed painting ship and as reqte.

04.00pm: Quarters.

10.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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2 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.30am: Saturday routine.

10.00am: Tested life-buoys & found correct.

Noon : Number on sick list 5, Fresh beef received 273 lbs, vegetables received 600lbs, bread received 890 lbs, water expended 10 tons, water remaining 70 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.0 tons, fuel remaining 1596.5 tons.

01.00pm: Leave to port watch & 2nd part of starb,d watch until 8.30 a.m. 4th.

02.00pm: Leave to boys until 7 p.m.

02.09pm: Barge “Maplin” of London collided with ship – Damaged leading block & foregang of port lower boom.

04.00pm: Quarters.

11.20pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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3 May 1914

sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.45am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Sunday routine.

10.00am: Landed church parties.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 58 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 7.6 tons, fuel remaining 1588.9 tons.

10.15pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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4 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed cleaning & painting ship, and as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 6, fresh beef received 303 lbs, vegetables received 600 lbs, bread received 550 lbs, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 46 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.2 tons, fuel remaining 1580.7 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed painting ship and as reqte.

05.00pm: Leave to starb watch until 7.30a.m.

10.15pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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5 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.15am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed painting ship and as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 7, fresh beef received 660 lbs, vegetables received 1200 lbs, bread received 450 lbs, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 34 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.7 tons, fuel remaining 1572 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

02.30pm: Training classes at instruction.

04.00pm: Quarters.

10.20pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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6 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

08.00am: Dressed ship areas all in honour of the accession of H.M. The King.

09.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed painting ship and as reqte.

Noon: Fired Royal Salute of 21 guns, Number on sick list 7, bread received 500 lbs, water received 56 tons, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 78 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.6 tons, fuel remaining 1563.4 tons.

01.30pm: Hands employed painting ship and as reqte.

07.20pm: Undressed ship.


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7 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

02.15am: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

04.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

10.30am: Hands employed painting ship and as reqte. Hoisted out picket boat.

H.M.S. “Prince of Wales” & “Lord Nelson” arrived. “Prince of Wales saluted C in C with 17 guns. “Vengeance” returned salute with 13 guns.

Noon: Number on sick list 8, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 66 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.9 tons, fuel remaining 1554.5 tons.

01.30pm: Hands employed painting ship and as reqte.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Drew fires in 1st steam pinnace.


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8 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

12.30am: Drew fires in picket boat.

04.15am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

07.10am: Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace.#09.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed painting ship and as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 5, bread received 450 lbs, water received 25 tons, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 79 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 9.5 tons, fuel remaining 1545 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed painting and cleaning ship.

04.00pm: Quarters.

07.20pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

11.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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9 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.15am: Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

06.30am: Hoisted out 2nd steam pinnace

07.00am: Hoisted in 1st steam pinnace.

09.00am: Saturday routine.

10.00am: tested life-buoys & found correct.

Noon: Dressed ship all over. Number on sick list 8, Fresh beef received 301 lbs, vegetables received 800 lbs, bread received 750 lbs, water expended 10 tons, water remaining 69 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 9 tons, fuel remaining 1536 tons.

01.50pm: Danish Royal Yacht “Dannebrog”with their majesties the King & Queen of Denmark on board arrived. Danish cruiser “Heimdale” in company.

02.20pm: Saluted H.R.H. The Prince of Wales with 21 guns. “Heimdale” saluted C in C with 17 guns. “Vengeance” returned salute.

10.15pm: Drew fires in picket boat and 2nd steam pinnace.


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10 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

05.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.30am: Routine.

09.00am: Sunday routine.

10.00am: Landed church parties.

Noon: Number on sick list 8, Water expended 10 tons, water remaining 59 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.4 tons, fuel remaining 1527.6 tons.

04.00pm: Quarters.

11.10pm: Drew fires in picket boat and steam pinnace.


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11 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30pm: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.45am: Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

09.30am: Hands employed painting ship and as reqte.

10.00am: H.M.S. “Lord Nelson”, “Bulwark”, “Irresistible”,”Implacable”, & “ Queen” sailed.

Noon: Number on sick list 8, fresh beef received 284 lbs, vegetables received 600 lbs, bread received 500 lbs, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 47 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 9.6 tons, fuel remaining 1518 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed painting ship and as reqte.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Leave to port watch until 7.30 a.m.

10.15pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

11.15pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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12 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.45am: Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace.

06.30am: Routine.

09.00am: Hands to muster by the ledger.

10.00am: Hands employed as reqte.

11.00am: Training classes at instruction.

Noon: Number on sick list 8, fresh beef received 601 lbs, vegetables received 1200 lbs, bread received 500 lbs, water received 68 tons, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 103 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 9.4 tons, fuel remaining 1508.6 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed painting ship and as reqte.

02.00pm: Training classes at instruction.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: leave to starb watch until 7.30a.m.

11.15pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

11.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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13 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed as reqte.

11.00am: Training classes at instruction.

Noon: Number on sick list 5, fresh beef received 500 lbs, bread received 500 lbs, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 91 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.6 tons, fuel remaining 1500 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed painting ship and as reqte.

02.00pm: training classes at instruction.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Leave to port watch until 7.30a.m.

10.40pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

11.00pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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14 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

08.45am: Danish Royal Yacht and cruiser “Heimdal” sailed.

09.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Exercised general quarters.

11.00am: Hands employed as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, fresh beef received 612 lbs, vegetables received 1200 lbs, water received 32 tons, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 111 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 9 tons, fuel remaining 1491 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed painting ship and as reqte.

02.00pm: Training classes at instruction.

03.30pm: Drew fires in and hoisted in steam pinnace.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Leave to starb watch until 7.30a.m.

11.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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15 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

08.30am: H.M.S. “Russell”, and “Enchantress” arrived.

10.00am: Hands employed getting in ammunition, cleaning ship and as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Bread received 450 lbs, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 99 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.5 tons, fuel remaining 1482.5 tons.

01.00pm: Paid weekly money.

02.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

02.30pm: Training classes at instruction.

05.00pm: Leave to port watch until 07.30a.m.

06.00pm: H.M.S.”Lord Nelson” arrived.

11.55pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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16 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.00am: Saturday routine.

10.00am: Tested life-buoys & found correct.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, fresh beef received 310 lbs, vegetables received 1200 lbs, bread received 750 lbs, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 87 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.2 tons, fuel remaining 1474.3 tons.

01.00pm: Leave to port watch and 1st part of starb watch until 08.30a.m.

02.30pm: Hands to make & mend cloths.

04.00pm: Quarters.

11.45pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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17 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

06.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

07.00am: Sunday routine.

09.00am: Landed church parties.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 75 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.3 tons, fuel remaining 1466 tons.

01.00pm: Leave to boys until 7p.m.

11.20pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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18 May 1914

Sheerness and At sea.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30 am: Lit fires in picket boat, lit fires in 10 boilers.

06.00am: Routine.

07.30am: H.M.S. “Lord Nelson” sailed.

09.30am: Routine.

10.00am: Let fires die out in two boilers.

10.30am: Hands employed preparing for sea and as reqte.

11.35am: Slipped and proceeded – course and speed as reqte out of harbour.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Fresh beef received 978 lbs, vegetables received 1200 lbs, bread received 700 + 1400 lbs, water received 58 tons, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 121 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 45.3 tons, fuel remaining 1420.7 tons.

12.30pm: Opened fire – proceeded to carry out gunnery school programmes.

02.00pm: Course and speed as reqte through Oaze Deep and South Edinburgh Channel.

03.00pm: Hands employed rigging targets & as reqte.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Continued firing as in the afternoon.

07.15pm: Stopped, came to with port anchor, 5 shackles in 10 ½ fthms.

07.20pm: Banked fires in eight boilers.

09.30pm: Carried out aiming rifle practice. Burned search lights.


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19 May 1914

At Sea .

Lat 51.5, Long 1.2

05.00am: Spread fires in eight boilers.

06.00am: Routine.

07.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

07.45am: Commenced 6” firing.

09.00am: Routine.

09.30am: Hands employed as reqte.

10.00am: Course and speed as reqte to carry on with gunnery school programme.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 109 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 47.5 tons, fuel remaining 1373.2 tons.

01.00pm: As in forenoon.

01.30pm: Proceed to carry out sub-calibre practice. Ships company gun layers at guns.

05.15pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor, 4 shackles, in 12 fthms.

09.50pm: Weighed & proceeded as reqte carried out night firing (gunnery school). Burned search lights.

10.25pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor 5 shackles, in 11 fthms.

10.30pm: Banked fires in eight boilers.


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20 May 1914

Sea and Sheerness.

Lat 51.5, Long 1.3

03.30am: Weather thick.

06.00am: Routine.

11.00am: Weighed and proceeded – course and speed as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 97 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 40.2 tons, fuel remaining 1333 tons.

01.00pm: carried out sub-calibre firing.

03.00pm: Lit fire in picket boat.

02.15pm: Finished firing.

02.30pm: Hoisted in patt.3 target and proceeded course and speed as reqte through N Edinburgh channel, and Oaze Deep for Sheerness.

05.00pm: Entered Sheerness harbour.

05.15pm: Stopped.

05.22pm: Came to with port anchor.

05.35pm: Weighed. Worked engines as reqte.

05.47pm: Stopped, made fast to No 3 buoy. Hoisted out picket boat. Leave to starb watch & gunnery classes until 7.30a.m.

11.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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21 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

07.00am: Hoisted out Patt 3 target.

09.00am: Routine.

09.30am: Hands employed as reqte.

10.00am: Training classes at instruction.

Noon: Number on sick list 6 fresh beef received 535 lbs, vegetables received 1200 lbs, water received 23 tons, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 108 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.6 tons, fuel remaining 1324.4 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

02.00pm: Training classes at instruction.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Leave to starb watch until 7.30a.m.

11.15pm: drew fires in picket boat.


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22 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

09.30am: Hands employed as reqte.

10.00am: Training classes at instruction.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, bread received 400 lbs, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 93 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 9.6 tons, fuel remaining 1314.8 tons.

02.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

04.00pm: Quarters.


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23 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

09.00am: Saturday routine.

10.00am: Tested life buoys & found correct.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, bread received 700 lbs, water expended 10 tons, water remaining 83 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 9 tons, fuel remaining 1305.8 tons.

01.00pm: Leave to starb watch and 1st part of port watch until 8.30a.m. on 25th.

02.00pm: Leave to boys until 7 p.m.

03.00pm: Hands to make & mend cloths.

11.10pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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24 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.50am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

09.00am: Landed church parties.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, water expended 10 tons, water remaining 73 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 9.1 tons, fuel remaining 1296.7 tons.

11.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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25 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

07.30am: Hoisted out 2nd steam pinnace.

09.00am: Hands employed as reqte.

10.00am: Training classes at instruction.

Noon: Number on sick list 2, Bread received 540 lbs, Water received 50 tons, Water expended 12 tons, water remaining 111tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 10.9 tons, Fuel remaining 1285.8 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

02.00pm: Training classes at instruction.

04.00pm: Quarters.

11.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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26 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

08.00am: Dressed ship over all.

09.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed as reqte – Training classes at instruction.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, Fresh beef received 582 lbs, Vegetables received 1000 lbs, Bread received 540 lbs, Water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 99 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 9.7 tons, Fuel remaining 1276.1 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed as reqte, Training classes at instruction.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Leave to starb watch until 7 A.M.

07.50pm: Undressed ship.

11.40pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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27 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

08.30am: Hoisted in 2nd steam pinnace.

10.00am: Hands employed painting ship and as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Bread received 400 lbs, Water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 87 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 9.1 tons, Fuel remaining 1267 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed as reqte, Training classes at instruction.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Leave to port watch until 7.30a.m.

11.45pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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28 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

07.00am: Read warrant No 74.

09.00am: Routine.

09.30am: Received general quarters.

10.30am: Scrubbing deck, cloths & as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, Fresh beef received 582 lbs, Vegetables received 1000 lbs, Water expended 10 tons, Water remaining 99 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 9 tons, Fuel remaining 1258 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

02.00pm: Training classes at instruction.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Leave to starb watch until 7.30 a.m.

11.20pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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29 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

09.00am: Hands employed hoisting in and striking down ammunition and as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, Fresh bread received 450 lbs, Water expended 10 tons, Water remaining 89 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 8.8 tons, Fuel remaining 1249.2 tons.

01.00pm: Paid weekly money.

02.00pm: Hands employed striking down 12” projectiles & as reqte.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Leave to starboard watch until 7.30 a.m.

11.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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30 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.50am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Saturday routine.

10.00am: Tested life-buoys & found correct.

Noon: Number on sick list 1, Fresh beef received 263 lbs, Vegetables received 800 lbs, Bread received 600 lbs, Water expended 11 tons, Water remaining 79 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 8.5 tons, Fuel remaining 1240.7 tons.

01.00pm: Leave to port watch until 8.30 a.m. on 2nd June. Leave to 2nd part of starb watch until 8.30 a.m. on 2nd June. Leave to boys until 7 P.M.

04.00pm: Quarters.

11.25pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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31 May 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.45am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.30am: Routine.

09.00am: Landed church parties.

10.00am: Sunday routine.

Noon: Number on sick list 0, Fuel expended for all purposes 8 tons, Fuel remaining 1232.7 tons.

01.00pm: Leave to boys until 7 P.M.

04.00pm: Quarters.

11.10pm: Drew fires in picket boat.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1914


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1 June 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.30am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 2, Fresh beef received 858 lbs, Vegetables received 1800 lbs, Bread received 430 lbs, Water expended 8 tons, Water remaining 65 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 8.8 tons, Fuel remaining 1223.9 tons.

01.00pm: Landed funeral party.

02.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

11.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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2 June 1914


Sheerness & at Sea.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.00am: Lit fires in eight boilers.

04.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

07.00am: Read warrant No 75.

10.00am: Prepared for sea.

10.45am: Drew fires and hoisted in picket boat.

11.00am: Slipped and proceeded as reqte out of harbour.

Noon: Number on sick list 2, Water expended 9 tons, water remaining 56 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 45.7 tons, Fuel remaining 1178.2 tons.

01.00pm: Proceeded as reqte through Oaze Deep and South Edinburgh Channel.

02.00pm: Gunnery classes carried out 12 pdr firing.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.15pm: “Fervent” picked up body of coast guard and proceeded to convey it to Sheerness.

07.10pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor, 5 shackles, in 12 fthms.

08.00pm: Banked fires in eight boilers.

09.30pm: Carried out aiming-rifle practice. Burned search lights.


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3 June 1914

Sea.

Lat 51.5, Long 1.2

05.00am: Spread fires in eight boilers.

06.00am: Routine.

07.30am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as reqte.

07.40am: Commenced firing.

09.00am: Routine.

09.30am: Gunnery classes carrying out 6” firing.

10.30am: Finished 6” firing. Proceeded to carry out sub-calibre battle practice runs.

Noon: S.B.C. Number on sick list 2, Water expended 15 tons, water remaining 41 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 47.2 tons, Fuel remaining 1131 tons.

01.00pm: Carrying out sub-calibre battle practice.

02.15pm: Ceased firing.

02.30pm: Stopped.

02.35pm: Came to with port anchor, 4 shackles in 9 ½ fthms. Hoisted in pattern 3 target.

05.00pm: Lost overboard by accident 1 oilskin suit.

07.40pm: Spread fires in eight boilers.

09.00pm: Shortened in.

09.10pm: Weighed – Proceeded as reqte. Carried out night firing pdu(procedure) 6” and 12 pdr guns.

10.25pm: Stopped, came to with port anchor 5 shackles in 10 fthms.

10.40pm: Banked fires in eight boilers.


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4 June 1914

Sea & at Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.00am: Spread fires in eight boilers.

06.00am: Routine.

06.45am: Shortened in.

07.00am: Weighed and proceeded 68 revs, course as reqte through North Edinburgh Channel, and Oaze Deep.

09.00am: Routine.

09.25am: Entered Sheerness harbour.

09.38am: Stopped.

09.45am: Secured to No 3 buoy. Hoisted out 1st steam pinnace. Hands employed embarking cordite and as reqte.

10.00am: Let fires die out in eight boilers.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, Water received 56 tons, Water expended 12 tons, water remaining 85 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 22.3 tons, Fuel remaining 1108.7 tons.

02.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

03.30pm: H.M.S.”Enchantress” arrived.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Leave to port watch until 7.30 a.m.

08.00pm: Saluted Admiralty flag, on board “Enchantress” with 19 guns. Hoisted C. in C.’s flag. After salute hauled down C in C’s flag.

11.25pm: Drew fires in 1st steam pinnace.


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5 June 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, Bread received 420 lbs, Water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 73 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 8.7 tons, Fuel remaining 1100 tons.

01.00pm: Paid weekly money.

01.30pm: Hands employed as reqte.

02.00pm: Landed funeral party.

04.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 76.

05.00pm: Leave to port watch until 7.30a.m.

11.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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6 June 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Saturday routine.

10.00am: Tested life-buoys and found correct.

Noon: Number on sick list 2, Fresh beef received 260 lbs, Vegetables received 500 lbs, Bread received 620 lbs, Water expended 16 tons, Water remaining 57 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 8 tons, Fuel remaining 1092 tons.

01.00pm: Leave to starb watch and 2nd part of port watch until 8.30a.m. on 8th. Leave to boys until 7 P.M. Hands to male & mend clothes.

04.00pm: Quarters.

11.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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7 June 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.30am: H.M.S.”Enchantress” sailed.

06.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

06.30am: Routine.

09.00am: Landed church parties.

10.00am: Sunday routine.

Noon: Number on sick list 0, Water expended 14 tons, water remaining 43 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 8.4 tons, Fuel remaining 1083.6 tons.

04.00pm: Quarters.

10.55pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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8 June 1914


Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed clearing cable lockers & as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 2, Bread received 440 lbs, Water received 56 tons, water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 87 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 8.8 tons, Fuel remaining 1074.8 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

02.00pm: Training classes at instruction.

04.00pm: Quarters.

11.30pm: Drew fires in 1st steam pinnace.


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9 June 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.00am: Lit fires in 1st steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed preparing for coaling and as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 2, Bread received 480 lbs, Water received 42 tons, Water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 117 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 9.1 tons, Fuel remaining 1065.7 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed cleaning out cable lockers and preparing for coaling.

04.00pm: Quarters.

11.50pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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10 June 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Hoisted out picket boat and steam pinnace.

07.00am: Prepared for coaling.

07.45am: Coal-lighter alongside.

08.45am Commenced coaling.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, Water received 14 tons, Water distilled 103 tons, Water expended 11 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 9.4 tons, Fuel remaining1056.3+650=1706.3 tons.

01.00pm: Coaling ship.

02.35pm: Finished coaling recd 650 tons.

03.45pm: Lighters cast off.

05.00pm: Cleaning ship.

07.00pm: Hoisted in picket boat and 2nd steam pinnace.

11.30pm: Drew fires in 1st steam pinnace.


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11 June 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: Lit fires in 1st steam pinnace.

06.00am: Saturday routine.

10.00am: Landed dockyard parties.

Noon: Number on sick list 1, Fresh beef received 525 lbs, Vegetables received 1000 lbs, Bread received 470 lbs, Water expended 14 tons, Water remaining 89 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 9.3 tons, Fuel remaining 1697 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

11.30pm: Drew fires in 1st steam pinnace.


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12 June 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed surveying cable and as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 1, Water received 40 tons, Water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 117 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 9.1 tons, Fuel remaining 1687.9 tons.

01.00pm: Paid weekly money.

02.00pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and as reqte.

04.00pm: Quarters.

07.00pm: Read warrants 77 & 78.

11.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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13 June 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

04.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Saturday routine.

07.00am: Hoisted out picket boat.

09.45am: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

10.00am: tested life-buoys and found correct.

Noon: Number on sick list 1, Fresh beef received 280 lbs, Vegetables received 600 lbs, Bread received 620 lbs, Water expended 6 tons, Water remaining 111 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 9.2 tons, Fuel remaining 1678.7 tons.

01.00pm: Leave to port watch and 1st part of starb watch until 8.30 a.m. on 15th. Leave to boys until 7 P.M.

03.00pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.

04.00pm: Quarters.

12.00pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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14 June 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

06.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

07.00am: Sunday routine.

Noon: Number on sick list 1, Water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 99 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 8.8 tons, Fuel remaining 1669.9 tons.

05.00pm: Quarters.

10.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

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15 June 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

09.30am: Physical drill.

10.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as reqte.

11.00am: Training classes at instruction.

Noon: Number on sick list 0, Fresh beef received 277 lbs, Vegetables received 600 lbs, Bread received 460 lbs, Water received 30 tons, Water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 117 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 8.9 tons, Fuel remaining 1661 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

02.00pm: Training classes at instruction.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.30pm: Worked main derrick.

11.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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16 June 1914

Sheerness & Margate.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

00.30am: Lit fires in ten boilers.

05.30am: Routine.

06.00am: Hoisted in picket boat.

07.45am: Slipped & proceeded as reqte. Dockyard tug slewed ship.

08.00am: 75 revs.

09.00am: Course as reqte through Oaze Deep.

09.35am: Slow.

09.40am: Stopped.

09.45am: Came to with port anchor, 3 shackles in 7 fthms. Cleared ship for action. Exercised general quarters.

Noon: Number on sick list 1, Water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 105 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 62 tons, Fuel remaining 1599 tons.

010.50pm: Weighed and proceeded as reqte through N.Edinburgh Channel Exd gun qtrs (exercised gun quarters).

01.30pm: Sighted “B***********” , “Attentive” , “Hebe”, 10 T.B.D’s (Torpedo boat destroyers) & 3 submarines to South Eastward. Opened fire.

02.00pm: Turned 16 points to starb and proceeded as reqte to Oaze Deep.

03.30pm: Opened fire on “Attentive”.

03.40pm: Proceeded 75 revs as reqte through Oaze Deep, Knob, Alexandra & Princess Channels for Margate.

06.50pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions.

06.08pm: Slow.

06.12pm: Stopped, came to with port anchor, 5 shackles, in 7 fthms off Margate.

07.00pm: Banked fires in ten boilers.


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17 June 1914

Margate.

Lat 51.4, Long 1.4

04.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.00am: Hoisted out picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Ran torpedos at target towed by picket boat.

11.00am: Hands employed as reqte.

11.30am: Training classes at instruction.

Noon: Number on sick list 2, Fresh beef received 685 lbs, Vegetables received 1344 lbs, Water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 93 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 20 tons, Fuel remaining 1579 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed striking down torpedos & as reqte.

03.00pm: Training classes at instruction.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Ord. Sea (ordinary seaman) & Boys to physical drill. Leave to Badgemen (good conduct badge) of starb watch until 10 P.M.

11.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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18 June 1914

Margate.

Lat 51.4, Long 1.4

02.00am: Spread fires in ten boilers.

05.00am: Hoisted in picket boat.

05.35am: Weighed & proceeded 65 revs, course as reqte.

05.40am: 75 revolutions.

06.45am: Slow.

06.55am: Stopped.

07.00am: Came to with port anchor, 3 shackles, in 8 ½ fthms.

09.00am: Routine

09.30am: Exercised general quarters.

10.00am: Hands employed as reqte. Training classes at instruction.

Noon: Weighed, Number on sick list 2, Water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 81 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 64.6 tons, Fuel remaining 1514.4 tons.

12.50pm: Proceeded as reqte.

01.55pm: Came to with port anchor, 3 shackles in 8 fthms.

03.30pm: Weighed, observed “Hebe” in “Barrow Deep”.

03.35pm: Opened fire.

04.15pm: Ceased fire, turned 16 pts to port, course as reqte for Edinburgh Lt. Vessel.

06.50pm: Stopped.

06.10pm: Came to with port anchor, 5 shackles in 8 fthms.

06.20pm: Banked fires in nine boilers.


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19 June 1914

At Sea.

Lat 51.4, Long 1.5

04.00am: Spread fires in nine boilers.

06.00am: Routine.

07.00am: Worked main derrick.

10.00am: Hands employed as reqte. Training classes at instruction.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, Water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 69 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 63.1 tons, Fuel remaining 1451.3 tons.

12.30pm: Weighed & as reqte.

12.35pm: Sighted 4 T.B.D’s N.N.E.

12.40pm: 75 revs.

01.00pm: Sighted “Attentive” & 10 T.B.D’s.

01.05pm: Opened fire.

01.36pm: Opened fire on T.B.D’s.

01.42pm: “Attentive” out of action.

01.50pm: T.B.D’s engaged.

02.15pm: Slow.

02.20pm: Stopped.

02.25pm: Came to with port anchor, 4 shackles in 10 fthms at “Great Gore” channel. Replaced gear.

03.45pm: Weighed.

03.55pm: Proceeded 75 revs, course as reqte towards Edinburgh Lt. vessel.

03.30pm: Lit fires in P.B.

04.30pm: Quarters.

04.40pm: 50 revs.

04.46pm: Stopped.

05.40pm: Proceeded 75 revs course as reqte for Sheerness.

07.05pm: Entered harbour.

07.10pm: Stopped.

07.15pm: Came to with port anchor, 2 shackles.

07.30pm: Weighed, made fast to No 3 buoy. Hoisted out picket boat.

08.00pm: Let fires die out in ten boilers.

11.25pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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20 June 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.30am: Embarking ammunition.

09.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as reqte.

10.00am: Tested life-buoys & found correct.

Noon: Number on sick list 1, Bread received 1070 lbs, Water received 63 tons, Water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 120 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8.9 tons, Fuel remaining 1442.4 tons.

01.00pm: Hands to make & mend duties. Leave to starb watch and 1st part of port watch until 8.30 a.m. on 23rd. Leave to boys until 7 P.M.

05.00pm: Quarters.

11.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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21 June 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

06.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

07.00am: Sunday routine.

10.00am: Landed church parties.

Noon: Number on sick list 1, Water expended 15 tons, Water remaining 105 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 8.2 tons, Fuel remaining 1434.2 tons.

01.00pm: Leave to boys until 7 P.M.

05.00pm: Quarters.

11.45pm: drew fires in picket boat.


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22 June 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.30am: Routine.

08.00am: Dressed ship over all in honour of H. M. The Kings Birthday.

10.00am: Hands employed as reqte.

Noon: Fired Royal Salute of 21 guns. Number on sick list 1, Water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 93 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 8.6 tons, Fuel remaining 1425.6 tons.

01.00pm: Hands to make & mend clothes,. Leave to boys until 7 P.M.

05.00pm: Quarters

06.00pm: Prepared for sea.

11.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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23 June 1914

Sheerness & at Sea.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.00am: Lit fires in eight boilers.

07.00am: Routine.

09.30am: Gunnery school classes came on board.

10.30am: Drew fires in & hoisted in picket boat.

11.00am: Unshackled.

11.35am: Shipped, proceeded course & speed as reqte out of harbour.

Noon: Number on sick list 1, Water expended 14 tons, Water remaining 79 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 45.6 tons, Fuel remaining 1380 tons.

01.00pm: Commenced firing.

01.30pm: Course as reqte through Oaze Deep and North Edinburgh Channel.

03.00pm: Hands employed about targets and as reqte.

04.00pm: Quarters.

07.30pm: Finished firing. Laid night-firing targets.

07.50pm: Stopped, came to with starb anchor, 4 shackles in 10 fthms.

09.30pm: Burned search lights, carried out aiming-rifle practice.

10.30pm: Weighed. Proceeded as reqte. Gunnery school classes carried out sub-calibre night firing.

11.30pm: Stopped. Came to with starb anchor, 5 shackles.

12.00pm: Banked fires in eight boilers.


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24 June 1914

Sea & at Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.00am: Spread fires in eight boilers.

06.00am: Routine.

07.55am: Shortened in.

08.00am: Weighed. Proceeded as reqte, Gunnery school classes carried out 6” firing.

09.10am: Finished programme.

10.30am: Carried out 6” firing with Battle-practice conditions.

Noon: Number on sick list 1, Water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 67 tons, (No figures for fuel usage).

01.10pm: Course as reqte through N.Edinburgh channel and Oaze Deep for the Hove.

03.30pm: Lit fires in picket boat.

03.50pm: Slow.

04.00pm: Let go port anchor.

04.05pm: Stopped. Moored ship 5 shackles in 11 fthms.

04.35pm: Unmoored.

05.15pm: Weighed. Proceeded as reqte up harbour.

06.05pm: Stopped.

06.12pm: Made fast to No 3 buoy.

06.30pm: Let fires die out in eight boilers.

11.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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25 June 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: Lit fires in picket boat.

07.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship. Target party in dockyard.

Noon: Number on sick list 0, Fresh beef received 570 lbs, Vegetables received 1100 lbs, Water received 52 tons, Water expended 8 tons, Water remaining 111 tons, (no figures for fuel usage)

02.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

03.00pm: Training classes at instruction.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Boys at physical drill.

11.00pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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26 June 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed as reqte.

11.00am: Training classes at instruction.

Noon: Number on sick list 2, Bread received 525 lbs, Water expended 10 tons, Water remaining 101 tons, (no figures for fuel usage)

01.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

02.00am: Training classes at instruction.

04.00pm: Quarters.

11.40pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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27 June 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Saturday routine.

10.00am: Tested life-buoys & found correct.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, Fresh beef received 284 lbs, Vegetables received 500 lbs, Bread received 750 lbs, Water expended 12 tons, (no figures for fuel usage)

01.00pm: Leave to port watch and 2nd part of starb watch until 8.30a.m. on 29th. Leave to boys until 7P.M.

03.00pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.

05.00pm: Quarters.

11.40pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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28 June 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.45am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Sunday routine.

10.00am: Read prayers.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Water expended 10 tons, Water remaining 79 tons, (no figures for fuel usage)

01.00pm: Leave to boys until 7P.M.

05.00pm: Quarters.

11.15pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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29 June 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed about boats and as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 7, Fresh beef received 280 lbs, Vegetables received 500 lbs, Bread received 950 lbs, Water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 67 tons, (no figures for fuel usage)

02.00pm: Hands preparing for sea and as reqte. Training classes at instruction.

03.00pm: Drew fires in a & hoisted in picket boat.

04.30pm: Slipped & proceeded as reqte

04.35pm: 63 revs.

05.00pm: 70 revs. As reqte through S.Edinburgh channel.

07.00pm: Slow.

07.05pm: Stopped.

07.10pm: Came to with starb anchor, 4 shackles, in 10 fthms.

09.35pm: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as reqte. Exercised night defence. Torpedo flotilla delivered a series of attacks.


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30 June 1914

Sea & at Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

00.40am: Stopped, came to with starb anchor, 5 shackles in 9 fthms.

05.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Weighed, proceeded 63 revs as reqte for Sheerness.

07.15am: Incd to 65 revs.

08.45am: Stopped. Made fast to No 3 buoy, hoisted out picket boat.

10.00am: Hands employed blacking down aloft & as reqte. Marines at drill.

Noon: Number on sick list 8, Fresh beef received 570 lbs, Vegetables received 1000 lbs, Water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 55 tons, (no figures for fuel usage)

01.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

04.00pm: Quarters.

11.45pm: Drew fires in picket boat.



LOGS FOR JULY 1914


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1 July 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Hands employed painting aloft and as reqte.

09.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed painting down aloft & as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 5 Bread received 480 lbs, Water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 43 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 9.2 tons, Fuel remaining 1198.8 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed painting & as reqte.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Leave to port watch until 7.30 a.m.

11.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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2 July 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

09.30am: Exercised general quarters.

10.00am: Training classes at instruction.

Noon: Number on sick list 5, Fresh beef received 583 lbs, Vegetables received 1100 lbs, Bread received 50 lbs, Water received 61 tons, Water expended 10 tons, Water remaining 94 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 9 tons, Fuel remaining 1189.8 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

05.00pm: Leave to starb watch until 7.30 a.m.

11.50pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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3 July 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed as reqte.

11.00am: Training classes at instruction.

Noon: Number on sick list 5, Bread received 520 lbs, Water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 82 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 9.2 tons, Fuel remaining 1180.6 tons.

01.00pm: Paid weekly money.

03.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Leave to port watch until 7.30 a.m.


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4 July 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

02.00am: Drew fires in picket boat.

04.45am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Routine.

08.30am: 6 ½” & 4 ½“ wire hawsers oiled. Saturday routine.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Fresh beef received 295 lbs, Vegetables received 400 lbs, Bread received 720 lbs, Water expended 6 tons, Water remaining 76 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 9.1 tons, Fuel remaining 1171.5 tons.

01.00pm: Leave to starb watch & 2nd part of port watch until 11 P.M. on 5th. Leave to boys until 7 P.M.

04.00pm: Quarters.

11.35pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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5 July 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.00am: Routine.

06.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

09.00am: Landed church parties.

10.00am: Divisions Prayers.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 58 tons, Fuel used for all purposes 8.9 tons, Fuel remaining 1162.6 tons.

04.00pm: Prepared for coaling.

05.00pm: Worked main derrick, hoisted out 1st & 2nd steam pinnaces.

05.30pm: Collier S.S.”Ethel Duncan” came alongside.(“Ethel Duncan” , 2,510grt, 18 October 1916, 40 miles WNW from Noop Head, Orkney, captured by submarine, sunk by torpedo U-20 uboat that sank the Lousitania)

11.55pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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6 July 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

03.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.15am: Began coaling.

08.00am: Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace.

10.15am: Finished coaling. Recd 561 tons.

10.25am: Collier cast off.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Water expended 16 tons, Water remaining 42 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 9 tons, Fuel remaining 1664.6 tons.

01.00pm: Hands cleaning ship.

04.00pm: Hoisted in 1st steam pinnace.

05.00pm: leave to port watch until 7.30 a.m.

07.40pm: Drew fires in 2nd steam pinnace.


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7 July 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

00.15am: Drew fires in picket boat.

05.00am: Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

07.30am: Hoisted in picket boat.

09.00am: Saturday routine.

10.00am: Held court of enquiry on board into circumstances of damage to propeller of H .M.T.B. No 112. (H.M.S.T.B.112 one of thirteen first-class torpedo boats of the 160 footer class. built by Thornycroft, launched 1901 broken up 1919)

Noon: Number on sick list 5, Fresh beef received 547 lbs, Vegetables received 1000 lbs, Water expended 18 Wasted 23 tons, Water remaining 1 ton, Fuel expended for all purposes 9.2 tons, Fuel remaining 1655.4 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed about boat and as reqte.

03.00pm: Worked main derrick, hoisted in 2ns cutter.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Read warrant No 79. Leave to starb watch until 7.30 a.m.

11.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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8 July 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

09.00am: Hands employed as reqte

Noon: Number on sick list 6, Bread received 500 lbs, Water received 65 tons, Water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 52 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 9.5 tons, Fuel remaining 1645.9 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

02.00pm: Training classes at instruction.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Read warrant No 80.


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9 July 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

01.00am: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

04.45am: lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

09.00am: Hands employed provisioning ship & painting & as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 6, Fresh beef received 586 lbs, Vegetables received 1000 lbs, Water received 65 tons, Water expended for all purposes 16 tons, Water remaining 101 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 9 tons, Fuel remaining 1636.9 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

05.00pm: Leave to starb watch until 7.30 a.m.

11.50pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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10 July 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.45am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

09.00am: Hands employed painting ship & as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 5, Fresh beef received 520 lbs, Water expended for all purposes 15 tons, Water remaining 86 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 9.1 tons, Fuel remaining 1627.8 tons.

01.00pm: Paid weekly money.

02.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

05.00pm: Leave to starb watch until 7.30 a.m.


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11 July 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

00.45am: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

04.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Saturday routine.

10.00am: Tested life-buoys & found correct.

Noon: Number on sick list 6, Fresh beef received 280 lbs, Vegetables received 1000 lbs, Bread received 650 lbs, Water expended for all purposes 12 tons, Water remaining 74 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 9 tons, Fuel remaining 1618.8 tons.

01.00pm: Leave to starb watch until 8.30 a.m. on 13th. Leave to boys until 7 P.M.

03.00pm: Sent working party to “Leviathan” (Armoured cruiser, Drake class launched 1901, 1913 in reserve at Chatham but recommissioned for Test Mobilisation in July 1914 and joined 6th CS immediately on outbreak of war).

04.00pm: Worked main derrick.

10.30pm: Lieut Comdr. Stuart joined ship.

11.45pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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12 July 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

06.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

07.00am: Sunday routine.

09.00am: Landed church parties.

Noon: Number on sick list 0, Water expended 14 tons, Water remaining 60 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 8.8 tons, Fuel remaining 1610 tons.

01.00pm: Leave to 1st part of starb watch until 10 P.M.

10.45pm: Drew fires in 2nd steam pinnace.


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13 July 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

03.45am: H.M.S.”Enchantress” arrived.

04.15am: Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

07.00am: Sent working party to “Leviathan”.

10.00am: Hands employed painting and as reqte, H.M.S.”Enchantress” sailed.

Noon: Number on sick list 5, Water received 44 tons, Water expended 14 tons, Water remaining 90 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 9.2 tons, Fuel remaining 1600.8 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed painting ship & as reqte.

05.00pm: Leave to starb watch until 11 P.M.

06.00pm: Neeves, Neville, Mills, Wems & Powell (gunners) left ship. W. Holden (gunner) joined ship. Lieut Patterson, Robinson & Chandler joined ship.

77 ratings & marines joined ship.

11.50pm: Drew fires in 2nd steam pinnace.


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14 July 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.15am: Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace. Read warrant No 81.

06.00am: Routine.

07.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

08.00am: Lieut Morris. Sub Lieut Stantin & Donnell joined ship. 14 Ordinary seamen joined ship.

10.00am: Exercised general quarters.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Fresh beef received 3398 lbs, Vegetables received 3400 lbs, Bread received 700 lbs, Water expended 15 tons, Water remaining 75 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 9.6 tons, Fuel remaining 1591.2 tons.

01.00pm: Exercised fire and collision quarters.

02.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

05.00pm: Leave to port watch until 11 P.M.

08.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

11.35pm: Drew fires in 2nd steam pinnace.


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15 July 1914

Sheerness & At sea.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.00am: Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

09.30am: Hoisted in quarter boats. Exd watch close w.t. doors. (water tight).

Noon: Number on sick list 6, Bread received 1440 lbs, Water received 25 tons, Water expended 5 tons, Water remaining 95 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 55 tons, Fuel remaining 1536.2 tons.

01.00pm: Tested life buoys & found correct.

02.30pm: Drew fire in & hoisted in picket boat and steam pinnace.

03.00pm: Slipped & proceeded as reqte.

04.00pm: Stopped. Came to with starb anchor, 5 shackles.

07.45pm: Shortened in to 2 shackles.

08.07pm: Weighed. Turned together to 2 ½ S.

08.14pm: Proceeded 9 knots, course as reqte. In single line ahead. Ships in company “Lord Nelson”, “Formidable”, “Implacable”,”Russell”

10.30pm: Tongue Lt vessel abeam.


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16 July 1914

Spithead.

Lat 50.31, Long -0.46

00.25am: 9c S65oW.

00.45am: East Goodwin Lt Vessel abeam.

01.47am: South Foreland Lt. N25oW. Dover Pier N62oW. Exercised sea boats crew & watch, close W.T. Doors.

04.00am: Dungeness N70oW 9c S73oW

04.15am: Dungeness Lt.HO. abeam 2.5’

07.05am: 9c. N85oW.

07.10am: Royal Sovereign Lt Vessel abeam 2’

08.10am: Beachy Head Lt HO. Abeam.

09.12am: Increased to 10 ¾ knots. Read warrant No 82.

10.00am: Exercised manning & clearing ship & night defence stations.

11.35am: pc W by N.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Water expended 15 tons, Water remaining 80 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 102 tons, Fuel remaining 1434.2 tons. Distance run through the water 151, variation allowed 15oW, Current in 24 hours Tidal, True bearing & distance St Catherines Lt HO 279o – 20 ½’.

00.45pm: Hands paid weekly money.

01.45pm: Hands employed Gunners party, Armourers Electric Sig 21 parties & as reqte.

02.10pm: 9c N67oW.

02.31pm: St Catherines Point abeam 4.4’

02.55pm: 9c N60oW.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.10pm: Joined remainder of fleet at rendezvous.

05.57pm: Prepared for entering harbour.

06.55pm: Worked main derrick hoisted out picket boat.

08.50pm: On mooring swivel.


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17 July 1914

Spithead.

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

05.00am: Lit fires in picket boat & 1st steam pinnace. Hands employed cleaning ship.

06.00am: Routine.

06.30am: Hoisted out 1st steam pinnace.

09.05am: Divisions & Prayers.

10.30am: Hands employed as reqte.

11.00am: 1 A.B. Discharged to “King Edward VII”.

Noon: Number on sick list 9, Water expended 16 tons, Water remaining 64 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 28 tons, Fuel remaining 1414.2 tons, Distance run through water 72’.

01.25pm: Exd manning ship. Hands employed Holystoning Upper deck (holystone:- a block of sandstone used for scrubbing the wooden decks of a ship)

03.50pm: H.M.S.”Enchantress” Sailed.

04.00pm: Quarters. Closed B & C Doors.

04.45pm: 7th Battle squadron arrived.

08.00pm: 1 hd. Stkr & 1 Stkr Discharged to H.M.S.”Leviathan”

09.45pm: Drew fires in 1st steam pinnace.

11.55pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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18 July 1914

Spithead.

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

05.00am: Lit fires in 1st steam pinnace.

05.15am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Saturday routine.

06.30am: Arrived 8th Battle squadron.

07.00am: Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace.

09.00am: Tested life-buoys & found correct. Hands employed cleaning ship & as reqte.

10.20am: Hoisted out 2nd steam pinnace. Hands make & mend clothes.

Noon: Number on sick list 8, Vegetables received 2800 lbs, Water expended 16 tons, Water remaining 58 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 20.8 tons, Fuel remaining 1393.7 tons.

01.30pm: Landed liberty men (Libertymen:- Term for a seaman's short leave from his ship)

05.00pm: Fired Royal salute 21 guns.

06.00pm: 18 Naval cadets joined ship.

08.30pm: Hoisted in 2nd steam pinnace.

09.15pm: Burned searchlights.

10.50pm: Secured searchlights.

11.30pm: Drew fires in 1st steam pinnace.

11.50pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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19 July 1914

Spithead.

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

05.00am: Lit fires in 1st steam pinnace.

06.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

07.00am: Sunday routine.

09.45am: Divisions & Prayers.

Noon: Number on sick list 7, Water expended 20 tons, Water remaining 38 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 15 tons, Fuel remaining 1378.4 tons.

Leave to starboard watch from 1.30 p.m. till 8.0 p.m.

04.00pm: Quarters. Exd sea boats crew & closed B & C doors.

07.45pm: Hands employed preparing slip for sea.

09.00pm: Sub Lieut, Fleming R.N.R. joined ship.

12.00pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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20 July 1914

Spithead to Torbay.

Lat 50.3, Long -1.3

01.00am: Drew fires in 1st steam pinnace.

05.15am: Hoisted in picket boat & 1st steam pinnace. Hands preparing ship for sea. Folded Q.D. awning.

06.20am: Unmoored ship. Weighed stbd anchor.

09.20am: Weighed port anchor. Course & speed as requisite.

10.15am: Manned ship & cheered H.M. the King.

11.10am: Course SWbS.

11.30am: Secured fo’csle for sea.

Noon: Number on sick list 8, Water expended 17 tons, Water remaining 35 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 156 tons, Fuel remaining 1222.4 tons.

00.30pm: Altered course to WbS.

01.00pm: Altered course N75oW.

02.00am: Cleared ship for action. Exercised P.Z. exercise.

03.05pm: Exd general quarters.

04.06pm: Secured & replaced gear.

04.11pm: Course west.

04.42pm: Increased to 13 ½ Kts.

06.00pm: St Catherines Lt HO. Abeam 8’. Exd sea boats crews & closed W.T. doors.

07.15pm: Altered course N77oW.

08.55pm: Reduced to 12 ½ knots.

10.00pm: Altered course N70oW.

11.00pm: Exd. Sea boats crew.


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21 July 1914

Place Spithead to Torbay.

Lat 50.4, Long -3.4

00.10am: 12 knots.

01.00am: Reduced to 7 kts.

01.10am: Came to with stbd anchor in 7 fthms 6 shackles.

04.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.45am: Hoisted out picket boat.

06.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

07.00am: Landed, cadet master & 18 naval cadets.

07.40am: Discharged 48 R.N.R. ratings.

09.05am: Routine. Hoisted in picket boat. Port watch to physical drill.

09.40am: Hands employed preparing for sea.

11.06am: Weighed stbd anchor.

11.27am: Proceeded 10 kts as reqd.

Noon: Number on sick list 7, Water expended 17 tons, Water remaining 32 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 119.3 tons, Fuel remaining 1103.1 tons, true bearing and distance Portland Bill 113o-37 ½ ‘.

00.25pm: Altered course to S56oE.

01.30pm: Cleared ship for action.

01.45pm: Exd general quarters.

02.00pm: Secured. Hands employed as reqte.

03.00pm: Exd general quarters. Carried out P.Z. exercise, course as reqte.

04.20pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 84.

04.56pm: Increased to 9 kts.

05.45pm: reduced to 6 kts.

09.30pm: Increased to 9 knots. Exd Night defence stations.

10.50pm: Destroyers carried out attack.

11.35pm: Altered course S56oE.

11.45pm: Altered course S75oE.

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22 July 1914

At sea.

Lat 50.2, Long -2.5

00.15am: Altered course N75oW. reduced 8 knots.

00.45am: Stop engines, Exd Close W.T.Doors.

01.32am: Proceeded 6 knots WbN ½ N.

04.00am: Exd Sea boats crew.#04.15am: Altered course 16 pts to port.

05.15am: Altered course 16 pts to port.

07.15am: Altered course N60oW.

07.50am: Altered course W ½ N.

08.30am: Routine.

09.20am: Exd general quarters.

09.35am: Dispersed.

10.40am: Exd action. Carried out P.Z. exercise.

11.45am: Dispersed.

11.50am: Stopped.

Noon: Number on sick list 7, Water expended 16 tons, Water remaining 25 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 137 tons, Fuel remaining 966.1 tons. Distance run through the water 216.1, True bearing and distance Portland bill 9o – 19’.

00.20pm: Proceeded as reqte for P.Z.4. speed 8 knots.

02.05pm: Altered course East. As reqte.

02.20pm: Altered course East. Routine hands employed as reqte.

03.50pm: 11 knots N37oW.

04.55pm: Evening quarters.

06.47pm: Portland Bill abeam 4’.

07.00pm: Course & speed as reqte for entering harbour.

07.16pm: Came to with stbd anchor 6 shackles 20 fthms.

09.15pm: Exd night defence stations.


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23 July 1914

Place From West Bay to Sheerness.

Lat 50.3, Long -2.8

05.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

06.50am: Weighed & turned to South.

07.00am: Proceeded 9 knots course South.

08.20am: 6 knots course as reqte.

09.00am: Course West 12 knots. Routine hands to physical drill.

10.00am: Hands employed as reqte.

10.28am: Exd General Quarters.

10.40am: 12 knots.

11.28am: 11 knots.

11.45am: Hands replaced gear.

Noon: Number on sick list 0, Water expended 15 tons, Water remaining 10 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 142.3 tons, Fuel remaining 823.8 tons. Distance run through the water 129.1’, Variation allowed 16oW, True bearing and distance Portland Bill 51o – 15 ½’.

00.03pm: Stopped connected bridge steering gear.

00.15pm: Proceeded 10 knots S85oE.

01.54pm: Portland Bill abeam 9’

01.55pm: Routine. Hands employed as reqte.

04.00pm: Evening quarters.

04.10pm: Fire stations.

06.40pm: St Catherines Lt HO abeam 5’.

08.25pm: Owers Lt abeam.

10.10pm: Beachy head N77oE.

11.10pm: Royal Sovereign N80oE. Exd Sea boats crew.

11.28pm: Beachy Head abeam. Exd Close W.T. Doors.

11.57pm: Royal Sovereign Lt on port bow.


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24 July 1914

from West Bay to Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

00.05am: a/c E’N ½ N. (a/c altered course)

00.25am: Royal Sovereign Lt abeam 2’

02.25am: a/c N.E.’E ½ E.

02.35am: Dungeness abeam 4’

05.30am: a/c N ¾ E.

05.35am: E.Goodwin Lt vessel abeam 1.5’

06.15am: a/c N15oW.

06.25am: N.Goodwin Lt vessel abeam ¾ ‘. Routine.

07.40am: Course as reqte for South Edinburgh channel.

08.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

08.03am: Tongue Lt vessel abeam .2’.

08.10am: reduced to 7 knots.

09.00am: Entered Sheerness harbour. Stopped. Came to with port anchor,

Weighed. Worked engines as reqte. Made fast to No 3 buoy. Hoisted out P.B.

Noon: Number on sick list 6, Water expended 16 tons, Water remaining 46 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 92.2 tons, Fuel remaining 731.6 tons.

01.00pm: Lieut Morris, Forinson & Patterson, & sub Lieut Stantin left ship.

03.30pm: Paid weekly money.

04.00pm: Leave to starb watch until 7.30 a.m.

11.30pm: drew fires in picket boat.


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25 July 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

04.15am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.00am: Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

06.30am: Demobilised – Lieut Chandler & sub Lieut Donnell left ship.

07.30am: Hoisted out 2nd steam pinnace.

08.30am: Messer’s Wems, Powell & Cashin joined ship. Mr Coghlan left ship.

09.00am: Saturday routine.

10.00am: Tested life-buoys & found correct.

Noon: Number on sick list 5, Fresh beef received 276 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs, Bread received 700 lbs, Water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 34 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 13.4 tons, Fuel remaining 718.2 tons.

01.00pm: Hands to make & mend clothes. Leave to port watch and 2nd part of starb watch until 7.30 a.m. on 27th.

02.00pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.30pm: Hoisted in steam pinnace.


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26 July 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

02.30am: Drew fires in picket boat.

05.15am: H.M.S.”Lord Nelson” arrived.

06.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

07.00am: Routine.

09.00am: Landed church parties.

10.00am: Sunday routine.

Noon: Number on sick list 5, Water expended 10 tons, Water remaining 24 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 14 tons, Fuel remaining 704.2 tons.

01.00pm: leave to boys until 7 P.M.

04.00pm: Quarters.

11.20pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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27 July 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

05.15am: Lit fires in picket boat.

07.00am: Routine.

10.00am: Hands employed preparing for coaling and as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 5, Fresh beef received 272 lbs, Vegetables received 600 lbs, Bread received 960 lbs, Water received 25 tons, Water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 37 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 13.6 tons, Fuel remaining 690.6 tons.

01.00pm: Preparing for coaling etc.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Leave to starb watch until 7 a.m. Read warrant No 85.

07.00pm: Hoisted out 1st & 2nd steam pinnaces.


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28 July 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

00.45am: Drew fires in picket boat.

05.10am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.30am: Preparing for coaling.

07.00am: Coal lighter came alongside.

08.30am: Commenced coaling.

Noon: Number on sick list 0, Water expended 17 tons, Water remaining 20 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 10.4 tons, Fuel remaining 1660.2 tons recd 980 tons.

01.00pm: Coaling ship.

05.45pm: Finished coaling.

06.00pm: Lighters shoved off.

07.00pm: Leave to port watch until 10P.M.

07.30pm: Cleaning ship.


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29 July 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

00.25am: Drew fires in picket boat.

04.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.30am: Embarking war ammunition. Disembarking Gunnery school ammunition.

09.00am: Starboard watch about ammunition. Port watch cleaning ship.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Bread received 550 lbs, Water received 20 tons, Water expended 12 tons, Water remaining 28 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 13.3 tons, Fuel remaining 1646.9 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed embarking and disembarking ammunition and as reqte.

05.00pm: Lieut Patterson joined ship.

07.00pm: Hoisted in 1st and 2nd steam pinnaces.


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30 July 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

06.00am: Routine.

09.00am: Hands employed as reqte.

10.00am: Read warrant No 87.

11.00am: Lieut Taylor joined ship.

Noon: Number on sick list 0, Bread received 550lbs, Water received 34 tons, Water expended 15 tons, Water remaining 47 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 13.2 tons, Fuel remaining 1633.7 tons.

01.00pm: Landed dockyard parties.

02.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

02.30pm: Lieut Morris, & Sub Lieut Donnell and Stantin joined ship.

07.00pm: Landed wooden gear, not required.

10.15pm: Darkened ship.


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31 July 1914

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

06.00am: Hands employed landing gear, boats etc.

07.30am: H.M.S.”Enchantress” arrived.

09.00am: Worked main derrick, hoisting out gear.

10.00am: Landed dockyard parties.

Noon: Number on sick list 5, Fresh beef received 10536 lbs, Vegetables received 1500 lbs, Water received 60 tons, Water expended 20 tons, Water remaining 87 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 20.1 tons, Fuel remaining 1613.6 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed striking down provisions & as reqte.

02.00pm: Tested life-buoys & found correct.

06.00pm: Hands employed provisioning ship, and as reqte.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1914


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1 August 1914

(Germany declares war on Russia )

Sheerness to Portland.

Lat 50.5, Long 0.5

03.00am: Hoisted in picket boat.

03.30am: Slipped & as reqte.

03.50am: 78 Revs.

05.00am: 79 revolutions. Course as reqte through Oraze Deep, South Edinburgh channel for the downs.

07.30am: Elbow Buoy abeam.

08.00am: Routine. Hands employed as reqte.

08.55am: Shaped course S60oW.

09.11am: S.Foreland abeam 1 ½ ‘.

11.00am: a/c S73W.

11.07am: Dungeness Lt Ho abeam 23’.

Noon: Number on sick list 0, Water expended 18 tons, Water remaining 59 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 159 tons, Fuel remaining 1453.8 tons. Distance run through water 100.1’ Variation allowed 14oW, True bearing and distance Beachy Hd 259o – 19.7’.

01.00pm: Royal Sovereign Lt vessel abeam 1.5’, a/c N85oW.

01.50pm: Beachy head Lt Ho abeam 5’

04.48pm: Sighted Owers Lt Vessel N35oW.

05.11pm: Owers Lt Vessel abeam.

05.16pm: a/c N76oW.

07.13pm: St, Catherine Lt Ho abeam 2 1/2 ‘.

08.00pm: Darkened ship.

09.48pm: 50 revs.

09.55pm: 30 revs.

10.00pm: Course as reqte.

10.10pm: 79 revs.

11.00pm: Speed as reqte. Entered Portland Hr.

11.15pm: Let go port anchor, moored ship 5 shackles in 7 fthms.


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2 August 1914

(German violation of Luxembourg; Germany demands right of transit through Belgium)

Portland.

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

03.45am: Lit fires in picket boat.

04.30am: Hoisted out picket boat and 1st steam pinnace.

06.00am: Prepared for coaling. 1 Bandmaster & 14 Musicians joined ship.

08.45am: Commenced coaling.

11.40am: Finished coaling.

Noon: Number on sick list 5, Water received 73 tons, Water expended 16 tons, Water remaining 116 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 37 tons, Fuel remaining 1666.8 tons, recd 250 tons. Distance run through water 131.8’.

01.00pm: Sub Lieut Fleming R.N.R. left ship. Mr Allen Asst Clerk joined ship.

03.00pm: Hands employed cleaning ship, swabbing down rigging & as reqte.

05.00pm: Hoisted in steam pinnace and patt 3 target.

11.15pm: Unmoored. Weighed starb anchor, shortened in to four shackles.


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3 August 1914

(Germany declares war on France; German invasion of Belgium)

Portland & Portsmouth.

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

05.00am: Lit fires in 1st steam pinnace.

06.00am: Routine.

07.30am: Hoisted out 1st steam pinnace.

10.00am: Exercised general quarters.

11.00am Hands employed as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 6, Water expended 16 tons, Water remaining 100 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 99.7 tons, Fuel remaining 1567.1 tons.

01.15pm: Drew fires in & hoisted in picket boat and steam pinnace.

01.25pm: Weighed & as reqte.

01.30pm: 90 revs.

01.35pm: 96 revs.

02.06pm: Shaped course S88oE.

03.00pm: a/c S71E. Exd close W.T. doors.

04.42pm: St Catherines Pt. abeam 1.5’ a/c N88E.

05.00pm: Course as reqte.

05.22pm: Exd close W.T. doors.

05.50pm: 70 revs.

06.00pm: Stopped. Made fast to No 4 buoy.

08.00pm: Hoisted out 1st steam pinnace.

09.00pm: Coal lighters alongside.


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4 August 1914

(Britain declares war on Germany; Belgium severs diplomatic relations with Germany;Germany declares war on Belgium)

Portsmouth.

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

05.00am: Worked main derrick.

06.00am: Prepared for coaling.

08.25am: Commenced coaling.

09.50am: Finished coaling.

11.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

Noon: Number on sick list 5, Water expended 18 tons, Water remaining 82 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 24.2 tons, Fuel remaining 1659.9 tons, Recd 117 tons.

01.00pm: Landed dockyard parties.

02.00pm: Shifted ship to No 15 dock.

06.00pm: Hands employed cleaning ships bottom.


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5 August 1914

(Montenegro declares war on Austria-Hungry)

Portsmouth & Portland.

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

06.00am: Undocked ship.

10.50am: Made fast to No 4 buoy. Discharged 22 ratings, 22 R.N.R. men joined ship.

11.30am: Slipped & as reqte. Pilot in charge.

Noon: Stopped. Dropped pilot. Proceeded as reqte. Number on sick list 6, Water received 20 tons, Water expended 18 tons, Water remaining 84 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 79.9 tons, Fuel remaining 1673 tons, Recd 93 tons.

00.10pm: 90 revolutions.

01.26pm: St Catherines Pt abeam 1.3’. Shaped course N73oW.

02.58pm: Anvil Pt. abeam 1.9’ a/c N85W. Exercised general quarters.

03.50pm: Course as reqte for Northern entrance into Portland Harbour.

04.10pm: 72 Revolutions.

04.15pm: 60 Revolutions.

04.20pm: Stopped.

04.25pm: Came to with port anchor 4 shackles in 7 fthms. Coal lighters came alongside.

06.40pm: Commenced coaling.

07.40pm: Finished coaling.

09.00pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.


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6 August 1914

(Serbia declares war on Germany; Austria-Hungry declares war on Russia )

Portland.

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

06.00am: Routine.

09.30am: Exd general quarters.

11.00am: Carried out requisite divisional drills.

Noon: Number on sick list 7, Water expended 15 tons, Water remaining 69 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 40.3 tons, Fuel remaining 1632.7 tons. Distance run through water 63’.

01.00pm: Hands employed as reqte.

10.00pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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7 August 1914

(Landing of first British troops in France )

Portland.

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

05.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

07.00am: Routine.

09.30am: Exd general quarters.

10.00am: Carried out requisite divisional drills.

Noon: Number on sick list 0, Water received 25 tons, Water expended 15 tons, Water remaining 79 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 38.3 tons, Fuel remaining 1585.7 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed at divisional drills & as reqte.

05.00pm: Prepared for coaling.

09.00pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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8 August 1914

(Montenegro declares war on Germany )

Portland.

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

05.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

07.45am: Coal lighter came alongside.

08.05am: Commenced coaling.

09.00am: Finished coaling. Hoisted out patt 3 target.

10.30am: Drew fires in & hoisted in picket boat.

Noon: 5th B.S. & H.M.S.”Agamemnon” sailed. Number on sick list 8, Water expended 16 tons, Water remaining 63 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 42.6 tons, Fuel remaining 1659.7 tons, recd 96 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed preparing for battle & as reqte.

03.00pm: Hoisted in 1st steam pinnace, Hoisted out picket boat.

07.30pm: Seventh & eighth Battle squadrons arrived.


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9 August 1914

Portland & At sea.

Lat 50.1, Long -1.0

05.15am: Drew fires in & hoisted in picket boat.

06.30am: Weighed & proceeded as reqte.

07.50am: 11 knots.

08.00am: Course S52E.

09.30am: Exercised general quarters.

10.45am: a/c S43oE.

11.50am: 8 knots. Formed Divisions in line ahead to starbd

Noon: Number on sick list 7, Water Distilled 14 tons, Water expended 13 tons, Water remaining 64 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 82.7 tons Fuel remaining 1577 tons. Distance run through water 51.9’, Variation allowed 15oW, Course and distance made good S53oE 60’, Latitude 50o.13’N : Longitude 1o.0W, True bearing and distance Cap.D’ Antifer 125o – 56’.

01.10pm: 6 knots.

01.15pm: Stopped. Sent sea boat to flagship.

02.05pm: Proceeded 10.7 knots N80oE.

02.15pm: 6 knots. Course as reqte.

04.00pm: Quarters.

07.00pm: Exd general quarters & night defences quarters.


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10 August 1914

At sea.

Lat 50.1, Long -0.4

01.30am: Speed as reqte.

06.00am: Routine.

09.00am: Exd general quarters.

11.00am: Hands employed as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 7, Water expended 14 tons, Water remaining 50 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 85 tons, Fuel remaining 1492 tons. Distance run through water 143.8’, Variation allowed 14oW. Latitude 50o.9’N, Longitude 0o.41W. True bearing and distance St Catherines Pt 318o – 35’.

02.50pm: Stopped. Sea boat to H.M.S.”Sapphire” for letters.

04.20pm: Proceeded N56oW 11 knots.

04.35pm: Sighted Isle of Wight on starbd bow.

06.00pm: a/c N70oW.

06.35pm: Increased to 72 revs. Exd general quarters.

06.50pm: Stopped. Lowered sea boat. Boarded SS “Rindjani” (Dutch).

07.20pm: Proceeded 11 knots.

09.00pm: Course as reqte. 9 knots.

10.00pm: Stopped.

10.05pm: Proceeded 9 knots.

10.45pm: Reduced to 5 knots.

11.00pm: 6 knots.


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11 August 1914

At sea.

Lat 50.2, Long -1.5

05.30am: Sighted 8 French T.B.D’s steering South.

07.00am: Routine.

09.30am: Exd general quarters.

10.00am: Hands employed as reqte.

10.30am: Exd sea boats crew.

Noon: Number on sick list 5, Water distilled 10 tons, Water expended 14 tons, Water remaining 46 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 83 tons, Fuel remaining 1409 tons. Distance run through water 157.6’, Variation allowed 16oW, Latitude 50o.20’N, Longitude 1o.54’W. True bearing and distance Anvil Pt. 350o – 17’.

01.00pm: War routine.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: War routine.

09.15pm: Stopped.

09.27pm: Proceeded 36 revs.


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12 August 1914

Sea

Lat 50.3, Long -1.5

05.10am: Course & speed as reqte for boarding Russian S.S. “Claudius alapon”.

06.10am: 36 revs.

09.00am: War routine.

11.20am: 60 revs.

11.25am: 36 revs. Spotted Danish S.S. “Ellen”

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Water distilled 8 tons, Water expended 13 tons, Water remaining 41 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 78 tons, Fuel remaining 1318.5 tons.

01.00pm: War routine.

05.00pm: Increased to 42 revs.

05.30pm: a/c as reqte to S75oW 36 revs.

07.30pm: Examined Dutch S.S. “New York” of Rotterdam.

10.00pm: War routine.


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13 August 1914

At sea.

Lat 50.2, Long -1.6

06.00am: War routine.

11.10am: Increased to 60 revs.

Noon: number on sick list 4, Water distilled 49 tons, water expended 17 tons, Water remaining 73 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 69 tons, Fuel remaining 1249.5 tons. Distance run through water 147.8’, Variation allowed 16oW, Latitude 50o.21’N, Longitude 1o.58’W. True bearing and distance Anvil Pt. 0o – 13 ½ ‘.

00.45pm: Slow.

00.50pm: Stopped lowered sea boat, boarded S.S.”Stanhope” of Middlesboro.

01.20pm: Hoisted sea boat Proceeded at 36 revs.

02.40pm: Course & speed as reqte for taking station on H.M.S.”Prince George”.

04.00pm: Lit fires in picket boat course as reqte for Portland.

06.10pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor, 6 shackles in 7 fthms in B.S. berth.

09.25pm: Commenced coaling.

10.00pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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14 August 1914

Portland.

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

02.50am: Finished coaling. 450 tons.

04.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Cleaning ship.

Noon: Number on sick list 6, Fresh beef received 728 lbs, Vegetables received 1400 lbs, Water received 23 tons, Water expended 15 tons, Water remaining 81 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 32 tons, Fuel remaining 1667.5 tons. Distance run through water 51’.

01.00pm: Hands employed as reqte & in dockyard, Discharged 1 rating to RNH.

04.00pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.

08.00pm: Steam pinnace drew fires.

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15 August 1914

Portland.

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

07.00am: Employed transferring flag to H.M.S.”Prince George”

09.00am: Hoisted flag of Vice-Admiral Hon. Sir A.Bethell. H.M.S.”prince George” struck V-A’s flag.

10.00am: Discharged Capt:Campbell to H.M.S.”Prince George”. Capt. B.H.Smith assumed command. Staff of Vice-Adm Bethell joined ship.

Noon: Number on sick list 6, Water received 28 tons, Water expended 15 tons, Water remaining 94 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 33 tons, Fuel remaining 1634.5 tons.

01.00pm: Exd “Action”.

04.00pm: Quarters. Washed clothes.

06.00pm: 10 ratings joined from H.M.S.”Prince George”.

09.00pm: Darkened ship. Exd night defence.

10.00pm: Picket boat & steam pinnace drew fires.


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16 August 1914

Portland.

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

05.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace & P.B.

10.00am: Divisions. Divine Service.

11.00am: oil tanks came alongside.

Noon: Number on sick list 6, Water received 26 tons, Water expended 17 tons, Water remaining 103 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 30 tons, Fuel remaining 1706.5 tons.

01.00pm: Rigged diving boat & sent to T.B.grp.

02.00pm: Employed in dockyard and rigging coaling gear.

04.15pm: Commenced coaling.

05.45pm: Finished coaling – recd 102 tons.

07.30pm: Steam Pinnace drew fires.


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17 August 1914

Target practice off Portland.

Lat 50.4, Long -2.2

03.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

07.30am: Hoisted in boom

08.30am: Weighed & proceeded as reqte for leaving harbour to carryout target practice with “Caesar”. Empd as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 6, Fresh beef received 801 lbs, Vegetables received 1400 lbs, Water received 36 tons, Water expended 18 tons, Water remaining 121 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 40.2 tons, Fuel remaining 1666.3 tons. Distance run through water 21’, Variation allowed 16o W, Latitude 50o. 36’N, Longitude 2o.20’W. True bearing & distance Shambles L.V. 190o – 5’.

01.15pm: Re-commenced target practice.

03.15pm: Finished target practice. Procd as requ for Portland harbour.

04.08pm: Entered N. Ship channel.

04.20pm: Stopped – secured to No 1 buoy.

05.00pm: Let fires die out , Hoisted out picket boat & steam pinnace.

09.00pm: Exd night defence. Steam pinnace drew fires, Picket boat drew fires.


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18 August 1914

Portland.

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

05.00am: Lit fires in picket boat steam pinnace.

09.30am: Exd action.

10.00am: Divisional drill – Remainder employed as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 7, Fresh beef received 349 lbs, Vegetables received 700 lbs, Water expended 18 tons, Water remaining 103 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 13.8 tons, Fuel remaining 1652.5 tons. Distance run through water 27’.

01.00pm: Divisional drill. Remainder employed as reqte.

04.00pm: Quarters, Washed clothes.

09.00pm: Exercised night defence.

10.00pm: Picket boat & Steam pinnace drew fires.


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19 August 1914

Target practice off Portland.

Lat 50.3, Long -2.2

04.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

07.00am: Hoisted in steam boats.

08.45am: Slipped & proceeded as required for leaving harbour. H.M.S.”Caesar” in company.

09.00am: Course and speed as reqte for 1” target practice. Exercised action & night defence.

Noon: Number on sick list 6, Water expended 19 tons, Water remaining 84 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 42 tons, Fuel remaining 1706.5 tons.

Distance run through water 17’, Variation allowed 16oW, Latitude 50o.34’N, Longitude 2o.17W, True bearing and distance Shambles L.V. 211o – 4’.

01.10pm: Exercised action, course and speed as reqte for sub-calibre firing – H.M.S.”Caesar” in company.

03.00pm: Finished firing, course and speed as reqte for Portland harbour.

03.25pm: Passed through East Shipping channel.

03.45pm: Secured to No 1 buoy. Hoisted out picket boat & steam pinnace.

05.10pm: Commenced coaling from lighter.

06.15pm: Finished coaling – received 96 tons.

09.00pm: Picket boat drew fires.

09.30pm: Exercised searchlight crews.


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20 August 1914

Portland.

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

07.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

08.30am: H.M.S.”Prince George” & “Goliath”. proceeded for firing.

09.00am: Divisions, Prayers & physical drill.

10.00am: Divisional drill – employed as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, Water received 42 tons, Water expended 17 tons, Water remaining 109 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 17 tons, Fuel remaining 1689.5 tons.

Distance run through water 22’.

01.00pm: Employed as reqte.

04.30pm: Read warrants No’s 86 & 88.

05.30pm: H.M.S.”Prince George & “Ocean” returned.

09.00pm: Exercised Night defence, burned searchlights. Picket boat of fleet carried out ‘attack’.

10.30pm: Picket boat drew fires.


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21 August 1914

Portland.

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

00.30am: Steam pinnace drew fires.

07.00am: Hoisted out 2nd steam pinnace.

08.30am: H.M.S. “Proserpine” proceeded for firing. Landed target party. Divisions. Prayers. Physical drill.

10.00am: Exercised control drill – employed refilling searchlights bladders & as reqte, Divisional drill.

Noon: Number on sick list 3 Fresh beef received 2458 lbs, Vegetables received 1400 lbs, Water expended 17 tons, Water remaining 92 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 17.2 tons, Fuel remaining 1672.3 tons.

01.00pm: Paid weekly advance to ships company.

01.30pm: Employed as reqte, Divisional drill.

02.00pm: H.M.S. “Albion” & “Canopus” sailed.

04.30pm: H.M.S. “Proserpine” anchored.

05.00pm: Employed demolishing after bridges.

07.00pm: Steam pinnace drew fires.

07.30pm: Tested life-buoys & found correct.

09.00pm: Exercised night defence.

10.30pm: Picket boat drew fires.


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22 August 1914

Target practice off Portland.

Lat 50.4, Long -2.2

00.30am: Patrol returned from Cambes.

04.00am: Raised steam in 9 boilers.

07.00am: Hoisted in picket boat & steam pinnace.

07.30am: Let fires die out in 3 boilers.

08.30am: Hoisted in 2nd steam pinnace.

08.45am: Slipped & proceeded as reqte for clearing harbour to carry out 1” aiming practice, H.M.S.”Caesar” in company.

10.00am: Employed firing & as reqte – Exercised night defence.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, Fresh beef received 349 lbs, Vegetables received 700 lbs, Water received 19 tons, Water expended 17 tons, Water remaining 94 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 44.8 tons, Fuel remaining 1627.5 tons.

Distance run through water 23’, Variation allowed 16oW. Latitude 50.36N,Longitude 2.24W, True bearing and distance Shambles L.V. 154o – 5 ½’.

01.00pm: Course & speed as reqte for firing 1” sub-calibre, Exercised “Action” employed as reqte.

05.00pm: Course & speed as required for Portland harbour.

06.00pm: Let fires die out in 8 boilers.

06.30pm: Secured to No 1 buoy.

07.00pm: Hoisted out picket boat & 2nd steam pinnace.

07.30pm: 1 rating joined from R.N.H.

09.00pm: 2nd steam pinnace drew fires.

09.30pm: Picket boat drew fires.


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23 August 1914

Portland.

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

05.00am: Lit fires in picket boat & Steam Pinnace.

06.30am: Employed getting out After bridge & cleaning ship.

09.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine service. Party form H.M.S. “Proserpine” attend.

11.30am: Sent 3 E.R.A.’s to H.M.S.”Goliath”

Noon: Number on sick list 3, Water received 39 tons, Water expended 18 tons, Water remaining 115 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 15 tons, Fuel remaining 1612.5 tons. Distance run through water 37.5’.

02.00pm: Gave leave to officers in uniform on shore of Portland.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.30pm: Divine Service.

09.00pm: Steam pinnace drew fires.

10.00pm: picket boat drew fires.


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24 August 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

04.00am: Steam at one hours notice.

05.00am: Lit fires in picket boat & steam pinnace.

05.45am: Commenced coaling.

06.55am: Finished coaling received 110 tons.

09.00am: Hands employed chipping paintwork & as reqte.

09.30am: Divisional Drill.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, Fresh beef received 726 lbs, Vegetables received 1400 lbs, Water received 13 tons, Water expended 18 tons, Water remaining 110 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 32.6 tons, Fuel remaining 1689.9 tons.

01.00pm: Hands employed chipping paintwork and as required.

06.00pm: Hands to Bathe.

09.00pm: Picket boat drew fires.

10.00pm: Steam pinnace drew fires.


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25 August 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

04.00am: Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace.

05.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.30am: Landed camber patrol.

08.00am: H.M.S. “Proserpine” Proceeded.

08.30am: Sent officers & recording parties to H.M.S. “Caesar” & “Prince George”. Vice Admiral went onboard H.M.S.”Caesar” & “Prince George” proceeded for firing practice.

10.00am: Employed chipping paintwork, painting & as reqte.

11.00am: Hoisted out sail pinnace &launch.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Fresh beef 384 lbs, Vegetables received 700 lbs, Water received 24 tons, Water expended 18 tons, Water remaining 116 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 54.2 tons, Fuel remaining 1635.7 tons.

01.00pm: Sent hands to stores ship to draw stores.

02.00pm: Employed chipping paintwork, painting drawing stores, provisions & as reqte.

04.15pm: H.M.S.”Caesar” & “Prince George” returned. Vice admiral returned on board. Officers & recording parties returned.

05.30pm: Employed embarking & stowing stores & provisions. H.M.S. “Proserpine” arrived.

08.15pm: Prepared for sea – Hoisted boats. Steam in all boilers. Exercised action. – supplied ammunition.

08.30pm: Slipped & proceeded as reqte for leaving harbour. H.M.S.’s “Goliath, Caesar, Prince George & Proserpine” in company.

09.00pm: Course & speed as reqte for rounding “Shambles L.V.” to Ed

11.22pm: Portland Bight N3’W2’ (about), Course & speed 10 kts.

11.30pm: 12 kts.


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26 August 1914

Plymouth to Ostende.

Lat 50.4, Long 0.1

03.45am: a/c N.68W.

03.55am: Start L. Ho abeam.

04.55am: a/c N.35.W.

05.30am: 84 revs.

06.00am: 48 revs.

06.20am: Stopped – secured to No 1 buoy, Plymouth sound.

07.00am: Banked fires – steam at one hours notice.

07.50am: Tug came alongside – swung ship for compass adjustment.

09.00am: Hoisted out picket boat.

09.15am: Exercised action – returned ammunition.

10.10am: Coal lighter came alongside.

11.55am: Finished coaling received 100 tons.

Noon: Number on sick list 2, Water expended 18 tons, Water remaining 98 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 100 tons, Fuel remaining 1635.7 tons. Distance run through water 101’.

01.00pm: Employed cleaning ship.

03.00pm: Steam in all boilers.

04.30pm: Picket boat drew fires.

05.00pm: Steam pinnace dew fires, Detachment of marines under command of Lt Colonel Matthews came on board for transport. Hoisted in stores for marine force.

06.00pm: Slipped & proceeded, squadron in single line as required for leaving harbour & for swept channel.

06.20pm: Drakes home buoy abeam 1 ½ cables, Shaped to S.30E. 8 kts.

06.31pm: 10 kts.

06.38pm: 12 kts.

06.48pm: 14 kts.

08.40pm: a/c S.85.E. 08.20pm: Start Lt Ho abeam.

09.00pm: Hands at night defence stations.


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27 August 1914

Plymouth to Ostende.

Lat 51.1, Long 1.7

00.35am: Anvil Pt. Lt. Ho. Abeam.

01.35am: The needles Pt Lt Ho abeam.

02.15pm: St Catherines Lt Ho abeam 8’

03.00am: Watch at night defence stations.

04.10am: Owers Lt abeam.

07.05am: Beachy Head Lt abeam 8.5’

07.30am: a/c N.70.E. (magnetic)

07.55am: “Royal Sovereign” Lt Vessel abeam 5’

08.58am: 15 kts.

09.40am: Dungeness Lt Ho abeam 3 ¼ ‘.

10.20am: a/c N.50.E.

10.26am: Varne Lt Vessel abeam 1’.

10.48am: a/c N.84.E.

10.57am: Varne NE buoy abeam ½ ‘.

11.49am: a/c N/72.E. Passed Scouts submarine patrol.

Noon: Number on sick list 2, Water expended 18 tons, Water remaining 80 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 139 tons, Fuel remaining 1496.7 tons.

Distance run through water 242’ Variation allowed 14oW. Latitude 51.05N, Longitude 1.41 E. True bearing and distance Ruytingen Lt Vessel 65o – 22’.

01.00pm: Sandettie Lt Vessel abeam 3’

01.37am: a/c N.62.E.

01.50am: Ruytingen Lt vessel abeam 8’

02.40pm: West Hinder Lt Vessel abeam 0.2’. a/c S.80.E.

02.55pm: a/c S.62.E.

03.30pm: 60 revs, Course as reqte for anchoraging.

04.00pm: Stopped – came to with starb anchor in13 fthms & veered to 6 shackles. H.M.S.”Prince of wales” (flag of Rear Admiral Currey) & division of 5th B.S. at anchor. Hoisted out picket boat & both steam pinnaces, banked fires & steam for 8 kts.

07.00pm: Carried out 6” Q.F. – 20 thrown overboard useless.

09.00pm: Hands at night defence stations.


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28 August 1914

Ostende.

Lat 51.23, Long 2.95

00.30am: Red watch at N.D. Stations (Night defence).

04.15am: Shortened in to 2 shackles.

04.25am: Weighed.

04.45am: Proceeded as reqte for Grande Rade, Squadron in single line.

06.30am: Stopped came to with starb anchor in 7 ¾ fthms steered to 6 shackles.

06.40am: Hoisted out picket boat.

07.00am: H.M. tug “Carron” came alongside.

08.00am: Tug “Robust” and mine sweeper “Roll” came alongside.

09.00am: Disembarked marine force & baggage, Naval airship No 3. arrived.

09.30am: Employed as reqte.

Noon: Number on sick list 2, Water expended 24 tons, Water remaining 56 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 39.6 tons, Fuel remaining 1434.1 tons.

Distance run through water 74.4’

01.00pm: Mine sweeper “Rose” alongside.

01.25pm: Tug “Robust” alongside – supplied her with 2 days fresh provisions.

02.10pm: S.S. “Engadine” sailed.

04.30pm: T.B.D’s H.M.S.”Tartar” & “Saracen” arrived.

04.50pm: S.S. “Clementine” Alongside _ Hoisted in 1 x 12pdr 8 cwt field gun & ammunition. (the RBL 12 pounder 8 cwt Armstrong gun was an early modern 3-inch rifled breech-loading field gun).

05.30pm: Quarters. Hoisted in picket boat.

07.15pm: H.M.S. “Falcon” & “Saracen” proceeded.

10.00pm: Brigadier general Aston, G.O.C. Came onboard.

11.00pm: Red watch at N.D. stations.

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29 August 1914

Grande Rade, Ostende.

Lat 51.23, Long 2.95

01.30am: White watch at N.D. Stations.

04.30am: Tug “Carron” alongside.

05.45am: H.M.S.”Tartar” & “Saracen” returned.

07.10am: Minesweepers (4) proceeded.

07.45am: Collier “Argus” arrived.

09.00am: Guns manned look outs placed.

10.05am: Vice-Admiral proceeded on shore.

10.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

11.00am: Paid ships company.

Noon: Number on sick list 3, Vegetables received from “Proserpine 325 lbs, from “Sapphire” 167 lbs, Water received 14 tons, Water expended 18 tons, Water remaining 52 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 32 tons, Fuel remaining 1425.1 tons.

00.10pm: Hands at ‘action’ stations. H.M.S “Falcon” & “Tarter” proceeded.

00.45pm: Vice-admiral returned on board.

02.00pm: Placed white watch at defence stations H.M.S. “Falcon” & “ Tartar” arrived.

03.45pm: Vice-admiral proceeded on shore.

04.30pm: Blue watch at defence stations.

05.00pm: Quarters. Tug “Robust” came alongside.

06.20pm: Naval airship No 3 returned from seaward.

06.30pm: Vice-admiral returned on board.

06.55pm: H.M.S. “Falcon” & “Kangaroo” proceeded.

07.20pm: H.M.S “Tartar” proceeded.

09.30pm: Watch at N.D. stations.


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30 August 1914

Grande Rade, Ostende.

Lat 51.23, Long 2.95

01.00am: Blue watch at N.D. Stations.

05.40am: H.M.S. “Falcon” & “Gipsy” returned.

06.00am: H.M.S “Tartar” returned.

06.30am: Hoisted out picket boat.

08.50am: French troopship arrived & anchored near flag.

09.00am: Employed cleaning ship & as reqte.

09.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Divine service.

10.45am: 2nd French troopship arrived – both troopships landed Belgian troops. (Troopships “Ceylene” & “Virginie”)

Noon: “Ceylene” sailed. Number on sick list 5, Fresh beef received 140 lbs, Water distilled 25 tons, Water expended 20 tons, Water remaining 57 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 42 tons, Fuel remaining 1383.1 tons.

01.00pm: Blue watch at defence stations.

02.20pm: H.M.S “Proserpine” proceeded.

02.50pm: French troopship “Virginie” sailed.

03.00pm: H.M.S “Gipsy” proceeded.

06.00pm: Vice-admiral & staff landed.

06.30pm: White watch at defence stations. Hoisted in steam pinnace.

06.45pm: “Pyres” & “Kangroo” proceeded.

06.55pm: Vice-admiral & staff returned on board.

08.30pm: Blue watch at N.D. Stations.


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31 August 1914

Grande Rade, Ostende.

Lat 51.23, Long 2.95

01.30am: Red watch at N.D. stations.

04.30am: White watch at N.D. stations.

06.00am: H.M.S “Falcon”, “Pyres” & “Saracen” arrived.

06.30am: Hoisted out steam pinnace, sailed pinnace launch.

07.00am: Landed working party.

09.05am: H.M.S “Sapphire” sailed. Tugs arrived & employed embarking stores of marine force.

Noon: Number on sick list 5, Water distilled 29 tons, Water expended 25 tons, Water remaining 61 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 87 tons, Fuel remaining 1296.1 tons.

00.30pm: H.M.S. “Syren” proceeded.

01.45pm: H.M.S “Saracen” proceeded.

02.30pm: Employed embarking stores & ammunition of marine force.

03.20pm: “Kangroo” proceeded.

04.15pm: “Princess Clementine” came alongside with R.M.A. force.

06.15pm: Brigadier –general Aston & staff embarked.

07.00pm: Hoisted in boom boats – steam boats drew fires.

08.20pm: Shortened in to 1 ½ shackles.

08.30pm: Weighed & proceeded 8 knts, course & speed as reqte for leaving Ostende outer road, squadron in line ahead.

09.40pm: 10 knts.

09.50pm: Opened fire on 2 vessels to W of S. Middlekerke buoy.

10.00pm: Ceased, reduced to 8 knts.

10.16pm: Red watch at N.D. stations.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1914


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1 September 1914

Ostende to Portsmouth.

Lat 50.6, Long -0.4

00.48am: West Hinder L.V. on Starb Beam 1 cable, shaped to S.73 W.

02.30am: a/c N.73 E.

03.00am: a/c S.69 W.

04.00am: Watch at N.D. stations.

04.40am: Sandettie L.V. on Starb beam 2’.5.

04.40am: 11 knts, H.M.S. “Prince George” parted company.

05.33am: 12 knts.

05.43am: a/c W.6 N.

06.22am: a/c S.74 W.

06.30am: Watch at defence stations.

07.47am: Dungeness Lt. Ho abeam 1 ¾’.

09.38am: “Royal Sovereign” L.V. abeam 0.6’. a/c N.82 W. H.M.S “Caesar” parted company.

10.16am: Beachy head Lt Ho abeam 2’.8.

10.30am: Employed as reqte – watch at defence stations.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Fresh beef received 3506 lbs, Vegetables received 4000 lbs, Water received 63 tons, Water distilled 10 tons, Water remaining 102 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 89.1 tons, Fuel remaining 1207 tons.

Distance run through water 126’.3. Variation allowed 15oW. Latitude 50.37 N Longitude 0.22 W. True bearing and distance Owers Lt V. 269o – 12’.

00.10pm: reduced to 10 knts.

01.04pm: Owers Lt. V. abeam a/c N.59 W. course as reqte for “Spithead”.

01.33pm: Increased to 12 knts. Raised steam in all steam boats.

02.45pm: Stopped – embarked pilot.

03.05pm: Proceeded 8 knts & as reqte for Portsmouth harbour.

03.55pm: Secured alongside N.Slip jetty. Disembarked R.M.A. force & gear. Brigadier-general Aston & staff disembarked. Let fires die out.

07.50pm: Coal lighter secured alongside.

09.30pm: Steam boats drew fires.


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2 September 1914

Portsmouth to Portland.

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

07.20am: Commenced coaling.

09.30am: Employed coaling & provisioning ship.

Noon: Number on sick list 5, Water received 38 tons, Water expended 27 tons, Water remaining 113 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 58 tons, Received 534 tons, Fuel remaining 1683 tons.

01.25pm: 2 French submarines & 1 F.B.N. arrived.

02.00pm: Employed coaling & provisioning ship.

03.45pm: French submarines proceeded.

04.30pm: Steam in all boilers. Finished coaling received 520 tons. (slight discrepancy in amount of coal received 534 or 520 tons?)

06.20pm: Slipped from jetty & proceeded as reqte for leaving harbour, Pilot in charge.

07.30pm: Discharged pilot at outer spit buoy.

08.45pm: Passed outer swept channel buoys – shaped to S 65. W. 8 knts.

10.18pm: a/c N.78 W.

10.36pm: St Catherines Lt abeam 1’.8.

11.50pm: Needles Lt abeam 6’.


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3 September 1914


Portsmouth to Portland.

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

01.24am: Anvil point Lt abeam 3’ Watch at Night defence stations.

02.00am: Lit fires in picket boat & steam pinnace.

02.55am: altered course S.80. W.

03.20am: a/c N.80.E.

04.00am: Course as required for swept channel & for Portland harbour.

05.30am: Passed Eastern Entrance – speed as reqte.

05.40am: Stopped – came to with port anchor in 10 ¼ fthms and veered to 4 shackles in B.2. berth.

06.00am: Hoisted out picket boat & 1st steam pinnace. Banked fires.

09.00am: Employed cleaning ship & getting out after bridge.

Noon: Distance run through water 68’. Number on sick list 6, Water received 20 tons, Water expended 23 tons, Water remaining 110 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 53 tons, Fuel remaining 1630 tons.

01.50pm: H.M.S. “Prince George” arrived.

02.00pm: Employed getting out after bridge. Chipping, Painting & as reqte.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.45pm: H.M.S.”Lord Nelson” flying flag of V-A Sir C. Burney and 2nd fleet Battleships, H.M.S. “Diamond & Topaze” arrived.

06.00pm: Hands to bathe.

06.45pm: H.M.S.”Caesar” arrived.

09.00pm: Exercised searchlight control on picket boats of squadron.

10.30pm: Steam boats drew fires.


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4 September 1914

Portland.

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

01.30am: 6” guns crews & searchlights crews of white watch at N.D. stations.

04.30am: Lit fires in both steam pinnaces.

05.00am: H.M.S. “Formidable” arrived.

06.00am: Hoisted out 2nd steam pinnace & in picket boat.

07.00am: U.S.S. Tennessee arrived.

08.30am: Discharged Lieut Patterson to Maidstone.

10.00am: Divisional Drill.

10.40am: Captain of U.S.S. “Tennessee” came onboard.

Noon: Number on sick list 7, Water expended 18 tons, Water remaining 92 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 18 tons, Fuel remaining 1612 tons.

01.15pm: Gave leave to port watch till 7.0a.m.

02.00pm: Employed as reqte.

04.00pm: Quarters. 20 R.N.R. stokers joined ship.

05.00pm: Prepared for coaling. Hands to bathe.

09.00pm: Manned A1, A2 & forrard searchlights for night defence.

10.00pm: 2nd steam pinnace drew fires.

11.00pm: 1st steam pinnace drew fires.


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5 September 1914

Portland.

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

04.30am: Lit fires in both steam pinnaces.

09.40am: Commenced coaling.

10.50am: Finished coaling – received 110 tons.

Noon: Number on sick list 0, fresh meat received 368 lbs, Vegetables received 760 lbs, Water received 42 tons, Water expended 20 tons, Water remaining 114 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 18 tons, Fuel remaining 1704 tons.

01.00pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 7.0 a.m.

02.00pm: Employed cleaning ship.

04.00pm: Quarters.

08.30pm: Manned 2 forward 6” guns & 6” searchlights for N.D.

09.30pm: 1st steam pinnace drew fires.

11.30pm: 2nd steam pinnace drew fires.


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6 September 1914

Portland.

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

02.00am: Lit fires in 1st steam pinnace.

04.30am: Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace.

09.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine service.

Noon: Number on sick list 7, Water expended 20 tons, Water remaining 94 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 16 tons, Fuel remaining 1688 tons.

01.00pm: Leave to Port watch till 6.0 p.m.

03.30pm: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.00pm: Landed patrols. Hoisted out picket boat. Hands to bathe.

07.30pm: Hoisted in 1st & 2nd steam pinnaces – drew fires. Divine service.

09.00pm: Sections at night defence.


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7 September 1914

Portland.

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

01.00am: A1 & A2 guns crews at N.D. stations.

04.30am: Mine sweepers proceeded.

05.30am: T.B.D’s 80 & 81 returned

06.00am: Shortened in to 2 shackles.

06.30am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour, course & speed as required. H.M.S. Prince George, Goliath & Proserpine in company.

07.20am: Course :S20E. 10 knts.

07.27am: Shambles LV abeam ¾’

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers

09.20am: a/c as required for target practice, Prince George towing B.P. target.

09.50am: H.M.S. Proserpine carried out firing.

11.10am: Carried out firing all guns.

Noon: Distance run through water 51.4’ Variation allowed160 W, Course and distance made good, various 35’, True bearing & distance Shambles LV :- 3170 – 30’. Number on sick list 0, Fresh Beef received 747 lbs, Vegetables received 1400 lbs, Water expended 18 tons, Water remaining 76 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 44 tons coal, 58 tons oil, Fuel remaining 1681 tons coal, 1630 tons oil.

01.00pm: V-A & staff proceeded on board H.M.S. Goliath.

01.55pm: H.M.S. Goliath carried out firing.

03.55pm: Shaped course N80W 13 knts, Needles Lt Ho: N30E.

05.00pm: Lit fires in picket boat & 1st steam pinnace.

05.40pm: Shambles on P-beam. a/c as reqd for swept channel.

06.13pm: Passed through North entrance.

06.28pm: Stopped, came to with 8 shackles in 10 fthms, shortened to 4 shackles: in B2 berth.

07.00pm: Hoisted out picket boat & 1st steam pinnace. 2 bandsmen joined ship.

09.00pm: A1 & A2 guns crews of white watch at N.D. stations.

10.00pm: picket boat & 1st steam pinnace drew fires.


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8 September 1914

Portland.

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

01.00am: Sections at N.D. stations.

04.00am: Lit fires in picket boat & 1st steam pinnace.

06.30am: H.M.S. Prince of Wales, Irresistible, Bulwark,& Formidable proceeded.

06.57am: Commenced coaling from collier.

08.15am: Finished coaling – Recd 120 tons.

09.00am: Landed target repair party & dockyard parties for stores.

09.30am: Employed cleaning ship

10.00am: Discharged 1 rating to R.N.H.

11.30am: Hoisted out launch & sail pinnace.

Noon: Distance run through water 63.5’. Course & distance made good, Various 37’. Number on sick list 5. Water received 49 tons. Water expanded 18 tons, Water remaining 107 tons. Fuel expended for all purposes 38 tons coal 15 tons oil. Fuel remaining, recd 120 tons, coal Oil 1735 tons. (there is some discrepancy in these figures)

01.00pm: Leave to S.W. until 6.0 p.m.

01.30pm: Sent working party to “Baron Ardrossan”

02.30pm: Employed cleaning ship.

03.00pm: Hoisted in launch & sail pinnace.

06.45pm: H.M.S. Prince of Wales, Irresistible, Bulwark & Formidable returned.

08.30pm: Working party in “Baron Ardrossan”

10.00pm: Picket & Pinnace drew fires.

The following death took place:- Robert Barber, Male, age 24 yrs 10 mths, Rank Stoker 1st class, Nationality English, Place of abode: 5 Whitworth place, Plumstead, Kent. Cause of Death: Syncope following an accident. (recorded as BARBER, Robert, Stoker 1c, SS 109791 (Ch), Vengeance, 8 September 1914, drowned ) .


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9 September 1914

Portland.

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

01.00am: A1 & A2 guns crews and Blue watch at N.D. Stations.

03.00am: Lit fires in 1st steam pinnace.

06.00am: Landed body of late stoker Barber.

06.30am: Lord Nelson, Agamemnon, Diamond & Topaze Proceeded.

06.50am: Working party returned to store ship, Landed dockyard party.

07.30am: Divisions. Landed every available man for route march.

10.00am: Court of enquiry assembled on board.

10.30am: Mine sweeper returned.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, Fresh beef received 386 lbs, Vegetables received 800 lbs, Water expended 16 tons, Water remaining 91 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 15 tons coal, 49 tons oil. Fuel remaining 172.8 tons coal, 1686 tons oil.

01.30pm: Employed chipping paintwork & as required.

04.00pm: Quarters. Prepared for sea.

04.30pm: Raised steam in all boilers.

05.00pm: Diamond arrived, Hoisted in picket boat.

06.00pm: Topaze & Agememmon arrived.

06.30pm: Lord Nelson arrived. Hoisted in steam pinnace.

07.40pm: Shortened to 2 shackles.

08.00pm: Weighed anchor – proceeded course and speed as required for clearing harbour in company with channel fleet. Proceeded S49E & as required to take station 2 on port beam of 1st division.

09.30pm: 12 knots. Red watch at N.D. stations

10.00pm: Anvil point light abeam.

10.10pm: 13 knots altered course S60E.

10.46pm: 12 knots.

10.48pm: Altered course S50E.

11.55pm: 14 knots altered course S83E.


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10 September 1914

From Portland to Eastern End of Channel.

Lat 50.4, Long 1.0

00.23am: Altered course S83E

01.15am: 12 knots.

01.35am: altered course S60E.

01.48am: altered course S83E. White watch at N.D. stations.

05.50am: Beachy Head Light abeam 15’. Blue watch at N.D. stations.

05.55am: Altered course ENE.

08.18am: 8 knots.

08.50am: Dungeness Light House abeam.

09.55am: Venerable & London exchanged stations in line. Watch at defence stations.

10.00am: Divisions, Prayers 09.32am altered course 16 points to starboard. Divisional drill – men employed chipping paintwork & as required.

10.20am: Exercised manoeuvres, course and speed as required.

Noon: Number on sick list 5, Distance run through water 188 miles, variation allowed 14oW. Current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good 13 miles Latitude N 50.44, Longitude E 1.04, True bearing and distance Royal Sovereign Light Vessel 278o – 24’, Water expended 17 tons, water remaining 74 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 108 tons oil, fuel remaining 1578 tons oil.

00.35pm: Finished manoeuvres.

00.40pm: Proceeded WSW 8 knots.

00.52pm: Altered course West.

02.30pm: Course & speed as required for manoeuvres.

04.45pm: Finished manoeuvres Proceeded WNW 10 knots.

04.55pm: Altered course West, Beachy Head light house abeam 8 ½ miles 8 knots.

07.00pm: 10 Knots altered course S53W to open to 3’ on return direction.

08.25pm: altered course West 8 knots

09.50pm: St Catherines Light NW.

10.30pm: White watch at N.D. stations.

Midnight altered course N80W 9 knots.


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11 September 1914


From Eastern Channel to Western Channel.

Lat 49.5, Long -4.2

01.00am: St Catherines Light N3E. altered course WNW 8 knots

01.20am: altered course West 11 knots. Blue watch at N.D. stations.

05.00am: Red Watch at N.D. stations.

08.08am: 14 knots streamed p.top

10.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.30am: Employed chipping paintwork and as required.

11.00am: White watch at defence stations.

Noon: altered course N40W. Number on sick list 3, Distance run through water 285.4 miles, Variation allowed 16 ½ oW current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good 255o 213 miles, Latitude N 49.48, Longitude W 4.20, true bearing and distance St Anthony point Light house 308o 33 miles. Water distilled 10 tons, water expended 16 tons, water remaining 68 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 112 tons oil, fuel remaining 1466 tons oil.

00.30pm: Blue watch at duty guns.

01.46pm: altered course N12W.

02.25pm: 8 knots.

02.31pm: Stopped off Falmouth.

02.45pm: Rear admiral Wemyss came aboard (Rosslyn Erskine Wemyss, C.M.G., M.V.O. Rosslyn Erskine Wemyss. Date of Birth: 12 April 1864. Rank: Admiral of the Fleet. Date of enrolment: 15 July 1877. ADM 196/87/124 )

03.15pm: Rear Admiral Wemyes left ship. Communicated with ships of 7th Cruiser Squadron. Captain of 7th Battle squadron came on board.

04.50pm: Quarters. 7th Cruiser squadron proceeded.

04.20pm: Proceeded South 48 revs. 7th battle squadron dispersed to individual patrol stations.

05.00pm: altered course S25W Red watch at duty guns.

06.55pm: altered course S29W 6 knots.

09.19pm: Stopped at L.1. position 49.34N 5.01W.

09.50pm: Proceeded East 5 ½ knots. Blue watch at N.D. stations.

11.00pm: Lizard light N18W.

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12 September 1914

On patrol line off Lizard.

Lat 49.3, Long -5.0

01.30am: Red watch at N.D. stations.

04.34am: Stopped at L2 position 49.42N 4.03W.

06.34am: Proceeded N85W 10 knots.

07.40am: altered course N87W

09.30am: Divisions, prayers.

10.00am: Divisional drill

10.25am: Stopped. Tested life buoys – correct.

Noon: number on sick list 4, Distance run through water 144 miles, variation allowed 16 ½ oW current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good 243o 30 miles, Latitude N 49.34 Longitude W 5.01, true bearing and distance Lizard light house 344o 25 miles. Water distilled 16 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 66 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 83.2 tons oil, fuel remaining 132.8 tons oil.

01.30pm: Watch at defence stations.

02.54pm: Proceeded S89W 60 revs.

05.20pm: reduced to dead slow to remain in position 2, head to wind.

06.50pm: Course and speed as required to close Lucero of Bilbao.

06.50pm: Proceeded West.

07.12pm: altered course S86E 48 Revs.

09.44pm: Reduced to 25 Revs.

10.00pm: Watch at N.D. stations.

11.30pm: Lizard light N23W.


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13 September 1914

On patrol line off Lizard.

Lat 49.3, Long -5.0

00.30am: White watch at N.D. stations.

02.50am: altered course as required to close steamer.

04.00am: closed “Mount Vendouse S.S.

05.13am: Turned to WSW. Stopped.

05.45am: 28 revs

06.00am: course as required. Closed Russian sail vessel Rhea.

08.50am: Proceeded S80W 60 revs.

09.30am: Spoke to S.S. Falaba (Elder Dempster Company ship torpedoed and sunk 1915)

09.45am: Divisions. Divine service.

11.35am: Altered course WNW reduced to dead slow.

Noon: Number on sick list 5, Distance run through water 134.7 miles, variation allowed 16 ½ oW, Current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good 180o 1 mile, Latitude N 49.33, longitude W 5.01, true bearing and distance Lizard light house 345o 26 miles. water distilled 26 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 74 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 86.1 tons oil, fuel remaining 1296.7 tons oil.

02.51pm: altered course N86W increase to 9 2/3 knots.

04.00pm: Quarters, Blue watch to defence stations.

05.00pm: reduced to 24 revs.

06.12pm: altered course and speed as required to close SS Watergate and to return to position on patrol line.

08.15pm: altered course S88E 40 revs.

08.30pm: Red watch at night defence stations

10.00pm: White watch at N.D. stations.


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14 September 1914

On patrol line S of Lizard.

Lat 49.4, Long -4.5

00.30am: Altered course SSE to close Monica.

01.31am: Stopped.

01.41am: altered course NE 13 knots.

01.50am: altered course S72W 8 knots.

03.50am: altered course SSE 10 knots. Blue watch at N.D. stations.

04.05am: altered course NE 8 knots.

04.45am: arrived L2 position. Altered course N 6 knots to close Goliath. Course and speed as required to close Goliath. Lowered sea boat and communicated.

08.00am: at Lat 49.49N Long 4.03W, proceeded S84W 10 knots.

09.30am: Stopped. Examined SS Westwood, admiralty collier 45 bound for Sheerness.

09.42am: Proceeded 10 knots.

09.55am: altered course South.

10.03am: stopped examined SS Ashton St Ives bound for channel islands.

10.05am: Proceeded S84W 10 knots.

10.15am: altered course S85W. 12 pdr guns crews at divisional drill. Remainder employed chipping paintwork.

Noon: Number on sick list 6, distance run through water 168.8 miles, Variation allowed 16 ½ oW, current in 24 hours tidal. Course and distance made good 55o 8 miles. Latitude N 49.36, Longitude W 4.51, true bearing and distance Lizard light house 326o 24 miles. Water distilled 15 tons, water expended 19 tons, water remaining 70 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 96.7 tons coal, fuel remaining 1200 tons coal.

00.25pm: altered course S50W.

00.40pm: Reduced to slow.

01.30pm: course and speed as required for closing SS Shabo. Blue watch at defence stations.

02.00pm: Stopped at L1 position.

02.46pm: altered course N88W 65 revs.

03.25pm: 28 revs, to close Norwegian SS Eli apparently in ballast heading for Falmouth.

03.50pm: 65 revs.

04.00pm: Quarters. Reduced to 20 revs.

07.08pm: altered course S87E 38 revs.

08.00pm: Lizard light house N36E

09.50pm: altered course East.

10.55pm: Lizard light abeam.


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15 September 1914

(original log has the date as 1915 not 1914)


on patrol line S. of lizard.

Lat 49.4, Long -5.0

01.00am: Red watch at N.D. stations.

02.05am: Lizard light N35W.

04.48am: Altered course NNE. White watch at N.D. stations.

04.55am: Altered course North.

05.20am: 60 revs.

05.45am: Stopped. Sent sea boat to Caesar for mail.

06.15am: Proceeded SSW 60 revs.

06.55am: Altered course West. Blue watch at defence stations.

09.30am: Divisions, Prayers.

10.00am: Exercised general quarters.

10.30am: Stopped.

Noon: Communicated with T.B.99 and received mails. Number on sick list 5, Distance run through water 158.6 miles, Variation allowed 16 ½ o W, Current in 24 hours tidal. Course and distance made good 248o 6 miles. Latitude N 49.35 ½ , Longitude W 5.0. True bearing and distance Lizard light house 341o 23 ½ miles. Water distilled 13 tons, Water expended 20 tons, Water remaining 63 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 101 tons coal, fuel remaining 1099 tons coal.

02.30pm: Spoke to SS Greenhall, Admiralty collier No 298.

02.43pm: Proceeded S58W 58 revs. Watch at defence stations.

03.40pm: Altered course WNW as required to close steamer.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.25pm: Stopped – boarded S.S. Sicilia of Christinia 49.35N 5.24W.

05.00pm: Proceeded S60W 11 knots.

05.50pm: Altered course West.

06.10pm: Altered course as required to close & examine French SS Plutor & to regain position on patrol line.

08.00pm: 49.30 N 5.24W (approx.) 35 revs.

09.00pm: Lizard light N20E.

09.30pm: Spoke to SS Pirai bound Demerara on procurement service.

10.00pm: Red watch at N.D. stations.

11.07pm: Lizard light N.


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16 September 1914


on patrol line S. of lizard.

Lat 49.4, Long -5.0

01.30am: White watch at N.D. stations.

04.30am: Blue watch at N.D. stations.

05.00am: Closed Goliath & secured stewards, course and speed as required. 7 ratings joined from Goliath.

06.40am: (5’ N of L2) proceeded SSW 60 revs.

07.15am: (3’W of L2) altered course West.

07.55am: 36 revs to close SS Kempolk.

08.15am: Proceeded 60 revs. Watch at defence stations.

09.30am: Divisions, prayers.

09.00am: Divisional drill.

11.10am: Stopped at L1 position & hoved engines as required to remain head to wind.

Noon: Number on sick list 5, distance through water 147.4 miles, variation allowed 16 ½ o W. current in 24 hours tidal, Latitude N 49.36 Longitude W 5. True bearing and distance 340o 28 miles. Water distilled 16 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 61 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 106 tons coal, fuel remaining 993 tons coal.

01.00pm: White watch at defence stations.

02.40pm: Proceeded S86W 65 revs.

04.37pm: altered course S81W

05.20pm: stopped at L position

05.44pm: 36 revs.

05.48pm: stopped.

07.40pm: Course & speed as required for chasing ship & for regaining patrol line.

08.09pm: Course East.

08.16pm: Lizard light (glare) N31 ½ E.

08.25pm: 54 revs

09.30pm: White watch at N.D. stations.


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17 September 1914

on patrol line S. of lizard.

Lat 49.3, Long -4.4

01.00am: Blue watch at N.D. stations.

04.40am: altered course SW 20 revs at L3 position.

05.00am: Red watch at N.D. stations.

06.40am: altered course West 65 revs.

07.00am: altered course S87W.

09.30am: altered course West.

10.00am: altered course N87W. Divisional drill.

Noon: number on sick list 5, distance run through water 176.5 miles, variation allowed 16 ½ oW current in 24 hours tidal, course & distance made good 101o 15 miles. Latitude N 49.32 ½ Longitude W 4.40, true bearing and distance Lizard light house 320o 32’. Water distilled 19 tons, water expended 17 tons, water remaining 63 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 113 tons coal. Fuel remaining 880 tons.

00.30pm: altered course N70W

01.08pm: altered course N60W to close French schooner Remora. (Remora, owned at the time of her loss by Armament Geffroy, Pleubian, was a French sailing vessel of 92 tons. On September 9th, 1916, Remora, on a voyage from Pauillac to Newport, Montreal with a cargo of pit props, was sunk by the German submarine UB-23 (Ernst Voigt), south of Wolf Rock.)

01.30pm: altered course N70W.

01.45pm: altered course West 50 revs.

03.12pm: 62 revs

03.24pm: 50 revs

03.55pm: stopped.

03.57pm: 50 revs

05.43pm: at L position reduced to 30 revs, spoke to SS Longwy bound to Nantes from Newport.

07.00pm: altered course East 50 revs.

09.55pm: 55 revs Blue watch at N.D. stations

10.35pm: Lizards light abeam.

12.00pm: Lizard light N21W.


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18 September 1914

on patrol line S. of lizard.

Lat 49.4, Long -4.3

02.00am: Red watch at N.D. stations

04.22am: altered course N64E.

05.15am: stopped at L3 position proceeded slow as required to keep head to wind.

07.00am: altered course West 64 revs.

07.30am: altered course N89W.

09.30am: reduced to 30 revs.

09.45am: stopped communicated with TB 108 received and sent mail.

10.02am: proceeded West 62 revs.

10.05am: Divisions, Prayers. Divisional drill. Blue watch at defence stations.

Noon: number on sick list 5, distance run through water 201.7’, variation allowed 16 ½ oW current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good 32o 6’, Latitude N49.39,Longitude W 4.34 ½ true bearing and distance 308o 30’

00.01pm: altered course N65W to close Danish Barquantine Ellen of Marstal.

00.06pm: slow

00.10pm: stopped

00.40pm: proceeded West 62 revs. Red watch at defence stations.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.50pm: Stopped at L position. White watch at defence stations.

06.30pm: Blue watch at defence stations.

07.00pm: Course East 72 revs.

07.57pm: altered course N84E 66 revs.

08.10pm: altered course N80E 72 revs.

08.20pm: proceeded East 52 revs.

09.31pm: Lizard N17E.

10.30pm: Lizard N4E

11.30pm: Lizard N11W. Red watch at defence stations.


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19 September 1914

On patrol line S of Lizard.

Lat 49.4, Long -4.5

00.15am: Lazard N22W

02.00am: Lizard N43W White watch at N.D. stations

04.23am: Course and speed as required to close SS Chantilly

05.44am: Course and speed as required to close steam trawler Mars of Havre boarded

06.45am: Position Lat 19.49N Long 3.30W proceeded W6N 62 revs.

07.00am: Blue watch at defence stations.

08.00am: altered course N88W.

10.00am: Divisions Prayers Employed chipping paintwork & as required.

11.54am: altered course W6S.

Noon: Number on sick list 5, distance run through water 200 miles, variation allowed 16 ½ oW current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good 265o 10 miles. Latitude N 49.38 Longitude W 4.5, True bearing and distance Lizard light house 325o 24’. Water distilled 10 tons, water expended 19 tons, water remaining 52 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 111 tons coal, fuel remaining 655 tons.

00.35pm: Stopped.

02.25pm: Proceeded N88W 60 revs.

03.52pm: altered course N35E.

03.58pm: 30 revs.

04.02pm: Course N88W 62 revs. Closed SS Wathfield (WATHFIELD, 3,012grt, defensively-armed, 21 February 1917, 15 miles N from C Carbon, torpedoed without warning and sunk by submarine, 18 lives lost including Master)

04.30pm: altered course S84W Blue watch at defence stations

05.35pm: stopped at L1 position.

06.00pm: proceeded East 60 revs.

06.07pm: 48 revs.

06.30pm: stopped & communicated with SS Madeline.

07.22pm: proceeded East 54 revs Red watch at N.D. stations.

08.59pm: Lizard light N10E.

10.07pm: Lizard light N6 ½ W.

10.30pm: White watch at N.D. stations.


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20 September 1914

On patrol line to Plymouth.

Lat 50.0, Long -5.1

00.15am: Lizard light N32 ½ W.

02.10am: Closed steam trawler course & speed as required.

03.15am: stopped.

04.10am: Proceeded E6S 54 revs.

05.12am: Course & speed as required to close steamer.

05.32am: Proceeded East.

05.40am: altered course NW6W 60 revs.

08.45am: 70 revs.

09.40am: altered course N73W.

09.50am: divisions.

11.00am: Divine service.

11.02am: 36 revs

11.15am: altered course N62W.

11.37am: 38 revs course and speed as required for bay NE of Lizard.

11.42am: stopped.

11.58am: Came to with port anchor in 19 ½ fthms steered to 5 shackles.

Noon: number on sick list 4, distance run through water 221.6 miles, variation allowed 16 1/2oW, current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good 334o 25’ latitude N 50, longitude W 5.07, true bearing and distance Lizard light house 235o 3.5 miles. Water expended 18 tons, water remaining 34 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 88 tons, fuel remaining 567 tons.

01.00pm: Weighed and proceeded as required.

01.15pm: Shaped course N80E 68 revs.

01.45pm: Signalled SS Myroca (br) Blue watch at defence stations.

04.00pm: Eddystone S50E reduced to 48 revs.

04.30pm: 60 revs.

04.55pm: altered course as required for swept channel. Quarters.

05.20pm: Stopped embarked pilot-proceeded as required.

06.00pm: Stopped secured to No 9 wharf. Hoisted out sail pinnace. Leave to red watch till 07.30am. Let fires die out. Employed preparing for coaling & as required.


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21 September 1914

Devonport.

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

06.15am: Commenced coaling.

09.00am: Employed coaling ship as required. Discharged 1 rating to shore.

10.00am: Stokers working party & dockyard working party on board.

Noon: number on sick list 4, distance run through water 46.7 miles. Water received 100 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 114 tons fuel expended for all purposes 13 tons coal received 1150 tons. Fuel remaining 1704 tons coal.

00.10pm: 1 rating joined ship.

01.00pm: Employed coaling ship parties in dockyard

04.00pm: Leave to white watch till 7.30am, to boys till 9.0 pm’

05.00pm: Finished coaling received 1150 tons.

05.30pm: Hibernia sailed. Hoisted in sail pinnace.


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22 September 1914

Devonport.

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

07.30am: Employed painting ship.

09.00am: Employed embarking ammunition, stores & provisions. Exmouth arrived.

10.00am: Stokers working party on board.

Noon: number on sick list 4, fresh beef received 4200lbs, bread received 1600lbs, water received 25 tons, water expended 19 tons, water remaining 120 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 15 tons, fuel remaining 1689 tons.

01.00pm: Employed painting, provisioning, drawing stores and ammunition.

04.00pm: Leave to red watch till 11.00pm.

05.30pm: 1 rating joined ship, 24 ratings joined for Caesar.


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23 September 1914

From Devonport to patrol station S of Lizard.

Lat 49.9, Long -4.5

05.00am: Lit fires in 19 boilers.

06.00am: tested life buoys.

07.30am: Tugs came alongside – pilot came on board.

08.00am: Slipped from No 9 jetty proceeded course and speed as required for leaving harbour pilot in charge.

09.00am: Dropped pilot.

09.17am: Draystone buoy abeam 0.2’ course as required to round Eddystone on starboard hand.

10.00am: Eddystone abeam 1.3’ course S68W.

10.15am: altered course SW.

11.10am: Stopped.

Noon: Number on sick list 4, distance run through water 34.5’ variation allowed 16 ½ oW , current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good various 34’, latitude N 49.55, longitude W 4.3, water expended 18 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 108 tons, fuel remaining 1581 tons.

00.30pm: Sent mails & ratings to Prince George. Vice admiral came onboard – rehoisted flag.

01.00pm: Proceeded S88W 74 revs.

03.00pm: altered course N77W 12 knots.

03.55pm: altered course as required to close trawler. Stopped & examined steam trawler Alose.

04.27pm: proceeded 74 revs.

05.00pm: altered course as required to close Remora sail ‘N.D. de bon secours’ of Concarneau. Proceeded

05.55pm: Stopped at L1 position.

06.50pm: course S81E 56 revs.

07.18pm: course and speed as required for closing vessels.

08.05pm: Boarded SS manuel Camara, let her proceed.

08.30pm: Closed & boarded SS Karmo course and speed as required to regain patrol line.

10.54pm: Lizard light N9E 9’

11.25pm: altered course NE & as required.


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24 September 1914

On patrol station S of Lizard.

Lat 49.5, Long -4.4

00.30am: Course and speed as required for closing steamers. Spoke to SS Millifont.

01.12am: course S70E 68 revs. Spoke to SS Carrowdore.

02.35am: Closed fresh sail ‘Gauloise’

03.30am: Eddystone N48E

04.00am: Eddystone N37E.

04.20am: Stopped & boarded barque Helene from Dunkirk.

(A four-masted steel barque built in 1892 by W. Pickersgill & Sons, Sunderland.

Dimensions 105,66×14,04×7,75 meters [346'8''×46'1''×25'5''] and tonnage: 3440 GRT and 3264 NRT.

1892 September Launched at the shipyard of W. Pickersgill & Sons, Sunderland, for G.W. & W. Roberts, Liverpool.

1899 Sold to S. Goldberg & Sons, Swansea.

1899 Sailed from Cape Town to Newcastle, NSW, in 14 days 12 hours.

1909 Sold to Ant. Dom. Bordes et fils, Dunquerque and was renamed Hélène.

1919 February 22 Sunk in a collision with the Norwegian steamship Gansfjord off the coast of Virginia. Seventeen members of the crew lost their lives at the collision. The master of the ship at the time was Captain H. Maisonneuve.)

05.10am: proceeded S80E 66 revs.

05.43am: altered course East.

06.05am: Stopped –boarded SS Noordam from Rotterdam to New York.

06.40am: Proceeded East 30 revs.

06.47am: Stopped & boarded SS Noordyk.

07.05am: proceeded South 84 revs.

07.15am: altered course East 72 revs. Stopped communicated with TB 107, received & sent mail.

08.27am: proceeded as required to resume station on patrol line.

09.10am: Course West 62 revs. Divisional drill.

10.04am: to 11.04pm: altered course as required to signal SS Trewellard, Muristan & Adenwen.

11.04am: Course West 62 revs.

11.10am: proceeded close to Norwegian sail ship Lancing.

11.55am: altered course as required to close French SS Moliere of la Rochelle.

Noon: number on sick list 4, distance run through water 190.3’ variation allowed 16 ½oW, current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good 232o 11’, latitude N 49.48 longitude W 4.44, true bearing and distance Lizard light house 297o 20’. Water expended 18 tons, water remaining 84 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 105 tons, fuel remaining 1476 tons.

00.06pm: stopped.

00.32pm: In position 13’ E of C2, proceeded West 62 revs.

01.55pm: stopped at C2.

02.25pm: proceeded N81W 60 revs, Lizard N9E

03.00pm: altered course as required to close trawler Alose & Galbrella.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.03pm: stopped, signalled Johan (Danish)

04.51pm: Proceeded N75W 62 revs.

05.40pm: Closed & boarded Manu.

06.00pm: Blue watch at N.D. stations.

06.50pm: proceeded S81E 56 revs.

08.35pm: proceeded as required to close San Onofre. boarded vessel.

10.17pm: proceeded NNE 62 revs.

10.22pm: lat 49.42N long 4.15W proceeded 62 revs.

11.30pm: red watch at N.D. stations.


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25 September 1914

On patrol line Western channel.

Lat 49.5, Long -4.4

00.30am: boarded SS Achroite.

01.20am: Proceeded S86E 62 revs.

03.50am: Eddystone light N28E.

04.46am: Eddystone light North altered course N88E.

06.00am: Blue watch at defence stations.

06.34am: Stopped.

07.18am: Proceeded West 62 revs.

09.00am: Stopped.

09.15am: Boarded SS Liverpool.

09.33am: proceeded West 62 revs. Exercised action stations.

11.00am: Red watch at defence stations.

Noon: number on sick list 2, distance run through water 188.2’ variation allowed 16 1/2oW, latitude N 49.49, longitude W 4.44, true bearing and distance 296o 20’. Water distilled 13 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 79 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 104 tons, fuel remaining 1372 tons.

01.00pm: White watch at defence stations.

01.30pm: Stopped.

03.03pm: proceeded N81W 62 revs.

03.30pm: Course and speed as required to examine steamer.

03.45pm: Proceeded N80W 62 revs.

04.15pm: altered course N76W 62 revs.

04.50pm: to 05.30pm: course and speed as required to signal SS Vosges & SS Willowbranch.

05.30pm: Stopped at position C1.

05.35pm: Course and speed as required to close vessels.

06.30pm: Closed & boarded French sail vessel L’Hermite.

06.55pm: proceeded S65E 62 revs Red watch at defence stations.

07.37pm: Arrived at C1 position.

08.21pm: proceeded ENE 62 revs.

09.03pm: altered course S81E

09.28pm: Closed Eugene Gaston of Dunkirk.

10.20pm: altered course East 62 revs.


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26 September 1914

On patrol line western channel.

Lat 49.5, Long -4.3

01.00am: Blue watch at N.D. stations.

03.55am: altered course as required to close & signal SS Fraternity.

04.10am: Course East 62 revs.

04.42am: altered course North

05.00am: Stopped at position C4.

06.55am: Proceeded West 10 knots.

07.00am: altered course as required to close 2 trawlers & to resume patrol line.

08.34am: Proceeded West 62 revs, Position 8 miles West of C4. Tested life buoys – correct.

10.00am: Closed B & C doors & M deck gun ports, closed up A turrets crew. Reduced to 43 revs.

10.45am: 63 revs

11.00am: 43 revs.

Noon: number on sick list 6, distance run through water 194 miles, variation allowed 16 ½ oW, current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good 72o 7 ½ miles, Latitude N 49.51 Longitude E 4.32 ½ True bearing and distance Lizard light house 284o 26 miles. Water distilled 16 tons, water expended 16 tons, water remaining 77 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 109 tons, fuel remaining 1263 tons.

01.00pm: Blue watch at defence stations.

02.21pm: 62 revs.

02.57pm: Stopped.

03.02pm: Proceeded N81W 62 revs.

03.28pm: Course and speed as required to close sail ship.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: proceeded as required for closing schooner Alliance. Boarded & examined Norwegian schooner Alliance.

04.50pm: Course S72W

05.20pm: French T.B. closed & signalled.

05.50pm: At C1 position course and speed as required to close French sail ship Blanche. Boarded her.

07.10pm: Proceeded N78E 62 revs.

07.46pm: Course and speed as required to close SS Ascania.

08.30pm: Proceeded S81E 62 revs.

09.30pm: Blue watch at night defence stations.


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27 September 1914

On patrol line western channel.

Lat 49.5, Long -4.3

01.00am: red watch at night defence stations.

02.25am: altered course as required to close, board & examine British schooner Duchess.

03.25am: Proceeded as required to regain patrol line.

04.00am: 18’ S75W for C4 position

04.30am: Closed vessel making for Falmouth & turned as required to regain patrol line.

05.48am: At C4 position stopped. White watch at defence stations.

06.40am: Start N2E 10’

07.00am: proceeded W6S 62 revs.

08.40am: Stopped boarded SS Santeramo

09.33am: Proceeded 62 revs course as required.

10.20am: Course as required to signal SS Ville de Marseilles

10.42am: altered course as required for patrol line.

11.09am: 62 revs

11.20am: Course West.

Noon: number on sick list 6, distance run through water 208’, variation allowed 16 ½ oW, current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good 235o 2 ½ ‘, Latitude N 49.50, Longitude W 4.35 ½ , True bearing and distance 288o 25’ Water distilled 13 tons, water expended 17 tons, water remaining 73 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 102 tons coal, fuel remaining 1161 tons coal.

01.00pm: Red watch at defence stations.

02.05pm: Stopped at C1.

02.25pm: Proceeded N79W 62 revs.

03.20pm: Stopped and boarded French steam trawler Jean Dore.

03.54pm: Proceeded N79W 62 revs.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.40pm: Closed Tagus (RMSP Co) & trawler Marguerite.

05.23pm: Hailed Countess of Derby & Gloucester.

06.51pm: proceeded for position 4

07.09pm: Proceeded East 62 revs.

08.15pm: course as required to close steam trawler.

09.00pm: Signalled French brigantine “Professeur Falaguieur”

09.34pm: Proceeded East 62 revs

10.00pm: 31 revs. Red watch at defence stations.


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28 September 1914

On patrol line western Channel.

Lat 49.4, Long -5.1

00.30am: Course East 31 revs.

01.00am: White watch at defence stations

02.20am: Closed “Jean Dore”

02.42am: Eddystone Light N37E, Lizard N62 ½ W

05.10am: Stopped at C3.

07.00am: Proceeded West 62 revs from position C3

08.21am: Stopped communicated with TB107 received and sent mail.

08.38am: Proceeded West 62 revs. Divisions, Prayers divisional drill.

09.30am: altered course as required to close British schooner Naiad.

09.52am: proceeded West 62 revs.

10.05am: altered course as required to close SS Ashton for Jersey

10.35am: On patrol line course N89W 62 revs.

11.20am: Stopped at C2.

Noon: number on sick list 5, distance run through water 162.3’ variation allowed 16 ½ oW, current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good 250o 24 ½ ‘ Latitude N 49.44, Longitude W 5.06 true bearing and distance Lizard light house 343o 14’, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 55 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 93 tons coal, fuel remaining 1068 tons.

01.15pm: Closed SS Sisanton.

02.16pm: Proceeded N80W 62 revs.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Stopped.

06.40pm: Proceeded S81E 42 revs from C1 Position Red watch at night defence stations.

08.10pm: Course N86E

10.30pm: Course East White watch at night defence stations.


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29 September 1914

On patrol line western channel.

Lat 49.5, Long -5.0

00.30am: altered course as required to speak Dutch sail vessel.

01.00am: Course East 42 revs Blue watch at defence stations.

04.48am: altered course West. Red watch at defence stations.

05.00am: Stopped at C3.

06.00am: Proceeded West 33 revs White watch at defence stations.

10.15am: Lizard light house N20W Divisional drill.

Noon: number on sick list 6, distance run through water 125.2’ variation allowed 16 ½ oW current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good 35o - 3 ½ miles, Latitude N 49.47 Longitude W 5.02, True bearing and distance Lizard light house 329o 12 miles, water distilled 12 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 47 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 86 tons coal, fuel remaining 982 tons coal.

00.30pm: lizard light house abeam. Blue watch at defence stations.

02.00pm: altered course N81W

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.10pm: altered course South.

05.25pm: altered course as required – boarded & examined SS Bhamo of Glasgow.

06.00pm: White watch at defence stations

07.00pm: altered course S81E 43 revs.

09.33pm: altered course East.

11.40pm: altered course N85E.


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30 September 1914

On patrol line western channel.

Lat 49.5, Long -4.6

01.00am: Red watch at night defence stations.

04.32am: altered course S89E

05.17am: altered course West.

07.40am: Stopped, communicated with TB108 received and sent mail.

07.52am: Proceeded W6S Blue watch at defence stations.

09.00am: altered course West 34 revs Divisions

09.47am: Lizard light house N53W.

Noon: number on sick list 5, distance run through water 150.6 miles, variation allowed 16 ½ W current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good 119o 3 ½ miles, Latitude N 49.4, Longitude W 4.58, true bearing and distance Lizard light house 322o 15 miles, Water distilled 13 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 40 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 96 tons coal, fuel remaining 886 tons coal.

00.17pm: altered course N81W 32 revs.

01.00pm: spoke to hospital ship “Red Cross”

02.05pm: Lizard light N21E

03.05pm: Lizard light N35E

04.00pm: Lizard light N49E

05.30pm: Stopped

06.37pm: Proceeded S81E 43 revs.

06.50pm: Wolf Rock Light North

07.50pm: altered course S87E

10.00pm: Red watch at night defence stations.

10.26pm: altered course East

10.50pm: Lizard light abeam.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1914


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1 October 1914

On patrol line western channel.

Lat 49.5, Long -5.0

00.30am: Course East 43 revs

02.00am: White watch at night defence stations

02.51am: altered course S86E.

03.21am: 37 revs

03.41am: 31 revs.

04.40am: altered course West

05.00am: Stopped at C3

06.00am: Proceeded as required to close “Gibel Yedid”

06.10am: altered course West 32 revs

06.25am: Stopped – closed by French TBD, proceeded : Lieut Fahner rejoined.

07.05am: Course and speed as required to close SS Glamorgan.

07.45am: Closed fr sail ship, course and speed required to close Thisby (Br), Saxon(Br) & Daphne (Fr)

09.05am: resumed station on patrol line. Divisions, Divisional drill.

11.24am: altered course N55W 38 revs & assumed E scheme patrol, Prince George parted company.

00.02 decreased to 30 revs.

Noon: number on sick list 4 distance run through water 134.4 miles, variation allowed 16 1/2o W, current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good 270o 1.2 miles, Latitude N 49.45 ½ Longitude W 5.0, true bearing and distance 226o 14 ½ miles, water distilled 20 tons, water expended 19 tons, water remaining 41 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 85 tons coal, fuel remaining 801 tons coal.

00.17pm: altered course N74W, White watch at defence stations.

03.00pm: Closed SS Gerina.

03.07pm: Stopped

03.24pm: Proceeded.

04.15pm: altered course N84E

04.48pm: altered course as required to close Br Schooner Thistle

05.10pm: course as required for closing SS Potsdam

05.50pm: Stopped & boarded French steam trawler Friedland

06.25pm: Proceeded as required for patrol line

09.00pm: White watch at defence stations

09.17pm: course and speed as required to close SS Cape corso


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2 October 1914

On patrol line western channel.

Lat 49.5, Long -4.5

00.10am: Course and speed as required for patrol line & to close passing vessels.

03.55am: Eddystone N5E

04.25am: altered course West

04.55am: Stopped at B3 (Eddystone N 13 miles)

06.00am: Course and speed as required to close channel steamer

06.48am: Eddystone N6E

07.53am: Stopped – communicated with TB 107 received and sent mails

08.15am: Proceeded West 32 revs

09.02am: course and speed as required to close SS Oriflamme, Divisions

09.30am: Exercised general quarters.

Noon: number on sick list 5, distance run through water 145.2 miles, variation allowed 16 ½ oW, current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good 289o 9 ½ miles, Latitude N 49.48, longitude W 4.54, true bearing and distance Lizard light house 308o 14 ½ miles, water distilled 23 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 44 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 90 tons coal, fuel remaining 711 tons coal.

00.01pm: course and speed as required for patrol line & to close passing vessels. Signalled French Schooner Augustine & boarded.

05.00pm: Signalled Cantatriee treguier

05.12pm: Signalled Usher of Yarmouth

05.30pm: red watch at defence stations

06.33pm: At B1 altered course S74E 43 revs.

07.00pm: White watch at defence stations

09.00pm: Blue watch at night defence stations.


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3 October 1914

On patrol line western channel.

Lat 49.0, Long -4.0

01.00am: Course and speed as required for patrol line & to close passing vessels.

01.30am: Red watch at night defence stations.

05.00am: White watch at night defence stations.

05.45am: Stopped – Eddystone N 13 miles.

06.04am: Proceeded west 34 revs & as required on patrol line.

07.41am: Signalled Westerdyk

08.42am: Signalled Wellpark

11.00am: Signalled Atlanta

11.30am: Blue watch at defence stations.

Noon: Number on sick list 3 distance run through water 169.3 miles, variation allowed 16 ½ oW, Current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good 308o 2 ½ miles, Latitude N 49.5, longitude W 4.57, true bearing and distance Lizard light house 307o 12 miles, water distilled 12 tons, water expended 21 tons water remaining 35 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 91 tons coal, fuel remaining 620 tons coal.

02.00pm: Red watch at defence stations.

05.46pm: Closed and boarded SS Eibergen. Placed prize crew on board in charge of Lieut Seed. Eibergen proceeded to Plymouth. SS Norwegian passed west bound.

09.35pm: Signalled British SS Michigan.

10.00pm: red watch at night defence stations.


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4 October 1914

On patrol line western channel.

Lat 49.0, Long -4.0

03.15am: Eddystone Light N36E

04.00am: White watch at night defence stations.

05.07am: Eddystone North 13 miles Stopped.

06.10am: Proceeded west & as required for patrol & to close & examine passing vessels.

07.20am: Boarded SS Bernicia of Newcastle.

08.00am: Stopped – communicated with TB 108 received and sent mails- proceeded as required

10.00am: Closed & signalled SS Cufie, Egypt, Saintadresse & Arthur Capel,

10.30am: Red watch at defence stations.

Noon: number on sick list 2, distance run through water 138.8 miles, Variation allowed 16 ½ oW, current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good 172o 1.5 miles, Latitude N 49.49, Longitude W 4.57, true bearing and distance Lizard light house 312o 13 miles, water distilled 21 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 38 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 78 tons coal, fuel remaining 542 tons coal.

00.12pm: Stopped.

01.20pm: Vice Admiral transferred flag to Prince George.

01.35pm: Proceeded as required.

01.42pm: Lizard light house N20W 12.5 miles, shaped course N69E.

04.00pm: altered course as required to round Eddystone to proceed for Plymouth.

05.17pm: Stopped, embarked pilot and proceeded as required for Hamoaze.

06.11pm: Stopped- secured alongside No 9 wharf. Let fires die out.

07.00pm: Hoisted out steam & sail pinnaces – prepared for coaling, Leave to White watch.

07.30pm: Lieut Seed & prize crew rejoined.

11.30pm: Coal lighter secured alongside.


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5 October 1914

Devonport.

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

06.50am: commenced coaling

09.00am: 80 ratings from RNB assisted coaling.

11.00am: Discharged 1 rating to RNB Chatham.

Noon: number on sick list 1, distance run through water 51.9 miles, water received 100 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 118 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 10 tons, coal received 1200 tons, fuel remaining 1732 tons coal.

00.10pm: Discharged 2 ratings to RNH.

02.00pm: employed coaling ship.

04.15pm: Finished coaling- received 1200 tons. Leave to Red watches.

08.00pm: Employed stowing coal.


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6 October 1914

Devonport.

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

09.00am: Employed cleaning ship, embarking provisions & ammunition & drawing stores.

Noon: number on sick list 1, fresh beef received 3500lbs, vegetables received 10000lbs, water received 15 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 113 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 13 tons coal, fuel remaining 1719 tons coal.

01.00pm: employed as during forenoon.

03.00pm: 1 rating joined ship.

04.00pm: Leave to red & White watches

04.30pm: Hoisted in boom boats.


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7 October 1914

Devonport.

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

09.00am: Employed cleaning ship and as required

09.30am: tested life buoys – correct.

Noon: number on sick list 2, bread received 600 lbs, water received 20 tons, water expended 19 tons, water remaining 114 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 75.5 tons coal, fuel remaining 1643.5 tons coal.

01.00pm: Prepared for sea.

02.00pm: Slipped & proceeded, pilot in charge, course & speed as required.

02.50pm: Stopped – dropped pilot & proceeded as required.

03.07pm: Draystone buoy abeam 0.2 miles.

03.47pm: Eddystone on starboard beam.

03.50pm: Course S70W.

05.13pm: altered course S78W

05.20pm: Course & speed as required for closing Prince George. Stopped – Vice Admiral transferred flag to Vengeance. Proceeded as required for patrol.

07.55pm: Lizard light N.

10.00pm: White watch at night defence stations.


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8 October 1914

On patrol line western channel.

Lat 49.0, Long -4.5

02.00am: Blue watch at night defence stations.

03.30am: Eddystone light N.

05.04am: Stopped – Eddystone light N.

06.17am: Proceeded as required for patrol.

09.45am: Closed Jeanne D’ Arc – Vice Admiral proceeded on board.

10.58am: Vice Admiral on board – proceeded as required for patrol.

11.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 2, distance run through water 162.2 miles, variation allowed 16 ½oW, current in 24 hours tidal course and distance made good various 40 miles, Latitude N 49.50, Longitude W 4.53, true bearing and distance 302o 14 ½ miles, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 94 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 88 tons coal, fuel remaining 1563.5 tons coal.

01.23pm: Lizard light house North.

01.45pm: Closed Norman Prince.

02.00pm: Admonished Mr H. Cousens, boatswain, 1) for neglect of duty in failing to keep the lowering gear of the sea boat in a safe efficient condition, 2) For reporting the sea boats ready for immediate service, on Sun 4 Oct, when such was not the case. B Smith (Captain 8 oct 14). H.Cousins.

05.19pm: At B1 position.

06.42pm: Closed RMSP Tagus.

08.30pm: Blue watch at night defence stations.


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9 October 1914

on patrol Western channel.

Lat 49.3, Long -4.5

00.10am: Course & speed as required for patrol line & to close & examine passing vessels.

01.30am: Red & Blue watches at duty guns.

07.33am: Stopped – communicated with TB 108 received and sent mails.

07.52am: Proceeded for patrol line.

09.30am: Divisions, prayers. Exercised Action

09.46am: Closed & boarded Kephrite

Noon: number on sick list 3, distance run through water 179.8 miles, variation allowed 16 ½oW current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good 228o 3 miles, True bearing and distance Lizard light house 314o 14 miles, water expended 19 tons, water remaining 75 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 94.5 tons coal, fuel remaining 1469 tons coal.

00.52pm: Closed SS Twickenham

02.00pm: Red watch at defence stations.

04.00pm: Stopped – communicated with French TBW Gabion & proceeded as required to resume patrol.

05.21pm: Stopped – Wolf Rock North.

06.17pm: Proceeded to Eddystone as required for patrol

09.00pm: Red watch at night defence stations.

09.25pm: Lizard light North.


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10 October 1914

On patrol station western channel.

Lat 49.5, Long -4.5

01.30am: White watch at night defence stations.

02.00am: Course and speed as required for patrol line & to close passing vessels.

04.55pm: Stopped – Eddystone North.

06.21am: Proceeded as required to West for patrol

07.57am: Closed French SS Danae

08.55am: Signalled SS Runie

09.00am: Boarded schooner British Wetherton, Fired Blank to stop her. Tested life buoys correct.

12.00am: Closed British SS Thiory

Noon: number on sick list 4, Distance run through water 149.8 miles, Variation allowed 16 ½ oW, current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good 20o 2 miles, latitude N 49.49 1/2, longitude W 4.55 ½ , true bearing and distance 306o 13 miles, water distilled 28 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 83 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 98 tons coal, fuel remaining 1378 tons coal.

00.46pm: Signalled French trawler Ville de Boulogne

01.39pm: Lizard light house North.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.45pm: Closed and boarded British SS Rockabill

05.10pm: Fired blank charge to stop her.

09.30pm: White watch at night defence stations.


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11 October 1914

On patrol station western channel.

Lat 49.5, Long -4.5

00.10am: Course & speed as required for patrol line & to close passing vessels.

01.30am: Blue watch at night defence stations

04.30am: altered course West. Start light N59E

06.12am: altered course to close sail bearing NW. Spoke British Bess Foyer to London, Sir Arthur bound Cardiff.

07.42am: Boarded SS Settsu Fired 2 blank & 1 3 pdr to stop her.

08.40am: Closed & boarded SS Remier, closed Painte Adnesse

11.50am: Closed & boarded SS Welsh trader.

Noon: number on sick list 3, distance run through water 158.9 mils, variation allowed 16 ½ oW, current in 24 hours tidal, latitude N 49.54, longitude W 4.55, true bearing and distance Lizard light house 290o 12 miles, water distilled 28 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 86 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 97.5 tons coal fuel remaining 1280.5 tons coal.

02.30pm: Examined SS Lister of Valencia bound Falmouth.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.12pm: Closed British steam trawler Chantieleer & French steam trawler Alose.

05.40pm: Wolf rock North

06.15pm: Proceeded to East

07.30pm: Lizard light house N47 ½ E

08.00pm: Blue watch at night defence stations, 1/3 armaments closed up.

08.26pm: Stopped starb engine- proceeded 62 revs with port engine- ship carrying 10o of starboard helm.

09.25pm: Lizard light North.

09.30pm: Proceeded ahead 43 revs with both engines.


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12 October 1914

On patrol line western channel.

Lat 49.5, Long -4.5

00.10am: Course & speed as required for patrol line & to close passing vessels.

02.00am: Red watch at defence stations 1/3 armament.

04.00am: altered course West.

07.11am: Closed schooner John Morrison.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

09.30am: Divisional drill

10.00am: Blue watch at defence stations.

Noon: number on sick list 3, distance run through water 144.6 miles, variation allowed 16 ½ oW, current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good 185o 8 miles, Latitude N 49.46, longitude W 4.55 , true bearing and distance Lizard light house 316o 15 miles. Water distilled 13 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 79 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 93 tons coal, fuel remaining 1189.5 tons coal.

01.30pm: Red watch at defence stations 1/3 armament manned.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.27pm: Closed British SS Clan Davis – Sydney to Falmouth via Durban. Signalled her and allowed her to proceed.

06.10pm: Proceeded to East.

06.30pm: Blue watch at defence stations.

07.00pm: Switched on navigation lights.

08.15pm: Lizard light N40E.

09.37pm: Lizard light North.

10.00pm: Red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.


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13 October 1914

On Patrol Line Western Channel.

Lat 49.4, Long -5.4

00.10am: Course & speed as required for patrol line & to close & examine passing vessels.

02.35am: Switched off navigation lights.

03.00am: Challenged by & replied to HMS Tiger

03.25am: Challenged & received reply from Jeanne D’ Arc

04.25am: Turned to West

05.00am: Blue watch at defence stations 1/3 armament manned.

05.25am: Eddystone Light North increased to 62 revs.

08.35am: Lizard light house N32 ½ W.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers, Divisional drill.

09.25am: Lizard light house North , closed French sail vessel Professeur Jalaguier.

10.33am: Closed & boarded SS Sarpedon

11.30am: Red watch at defence stations.

Noon: number on sick list 3 distance run through water 173.7 miles, variation allowed 17oW, current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good 261o 22 miles, latitude N 49.42, longitude W 35.19 (this is obviously erroneous) True bearing and distance Lizard light house 35o 19 ,miles. Water distilled 26 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 85 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 104 tons coal, fuel remaining 1083.5 tons.

01.18pm: Closed French top schooner Vielorine of truguier to Cardiff – allowed her to proceed.

02.45pm: La France passed on starboard side.

03.00pm: White watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Blue watch at defence stations

06.30pm: Red watch at defence stations

08.30pm: White watch at defence stations

10.02pm: Lizard light house N22E.


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14 October 1914

On Patrol line Western Channel.

Lat 49.4, Long -5.5

00.10am: Course & speed as required for patrol line & to close & examine passing vessels.

02.00am: Blue watch at night defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

05.00am: Red watch at night defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

07.20am: Closed & signalled Norwegian barque Vaarburg of Christiana bound Falmouth.

08.00am: Lizard light House N3W

10.00am: Divisions, Divisional drill

10.40am: Eclipse, Talbot, Charybdis, Majestic & 27 transports passed to North.

Noon: number on sick list 4, distance run through water 193.5 miles, variation allowed 17oW, current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good 253o 12 miles, latitude N 49.39, longitude W 5.47, true bearing and distance Lizard light house 50o 30 miles, water distilled 13 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 78 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 104 tons coal, fuel remaining 979.5 tons coal.

00.04pm: Closed British sail vessel Ravenhill for Australia. Fired blank charge, Ordered her to Falmouth for orders.

02.15pm: Communicated with French SS Saint Marc from Noirmoutier to Glasgow with ore.

02.30am: Blue watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

04.40pm: Turned to East.

05.00pm: turned in sea boats.

05.30pm: Red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

07.00pm: White watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

11.18pm: Lizard abeam (N) by D.R (dead reckoning) course N89E 7 knts


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15 October 1914

patrol line Western channel.

Lat 49.4, Long -4.6

00.10am: Course & speed as required for patrol line & to examine passing vessels.

02.00am: Red watch at night defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

04.00am: altered course N89W 10 knts.

05.00am: White watch at night defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

06.37am: closed Barque, nationality unknown, allowed to proceed.

09.00am: Blue watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

10.00am: Divisional drill.

Noon: number on sick list 6, distance run through water 185.9 miles, variation allowed 17oW, current in 24 hours tidal, Latitude N 49.36, longitude W 4.56, water distilled 23 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 81 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 104.5 tons coal, fuel remaining 875 tons coal.

00.10pm: Passed Belgian trawler Alfred-Edith (035)

02.00pm: Red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

02.10pm: Passed British steam trawler Walroyn castle from Swansea.

03.00pm: Bishop rock light house North 8 miles.

03.55pm: turned to East.

05.30pm: Signalled British admiralty collier Laristan bound Gibraltar.

07.00pm: Blue watch at defence stations.

09.30pm: Red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.


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16 October 1914

On Patrol line Western Channel.

Lat 49.4, Long -5.2

00.10am: Course & speed as required for patrol line & to examine passing vessels.

02.00am: White watch at defence stations.

05.00am: turned to West.

05.30am: Blue watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

10.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised general quarters.

10.15am: stopped Desaix closed – communicated with Desaix & TBD 107 received & sent mails.

10.30am: Spanish government mail A.Lazaro passed to south.

10.45am: Lizard N (mag) 14 miles by D.R. (dead reckoning) proceeded N81W 10 knts & as required for patrol.

11.50am: Red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

Noon: number on sick list 6, distance run through water 172 miles, variation allowed 17oW, latitude N 49.40 ½, longitude W 5.25, true bearing and distance Lizard light house 27o 19 miles (about), water distilled 12 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 73 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 96 tons, fuel remaining 779 tons.

00.30pm: White watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Stopped – fired blank charge to stop Greek SS Christopero Vagliano – boarded domestic cargo maize from Rosiero to Gloucester 37 days out.

04.57pm: Proceeded as required for patrol.

04.55pm: turned to East.

05.30pm: Red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

07.16pm: Wolf rock light N14E.

09.00pm: White watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

11.50pm: Lizard light North.


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17 October 1914

on patrol line western channel.

Lat 49.4, Long -5.6

00.10am: Courses & speed as required for patrol line & to examine passing vessels.

02.00am: Blue watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

04.00am: turned to West.

04.05am: Eddystone light house N29E.

05.00am: Red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

07.41am: Stopped – boarded French steam trawler La Sarne B305

08.17am: at normal patrol position, proceeded N80W 7 knts.

09.00am: White watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

10.00am: employed cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 7 distance run through water 168.6 miles, variation allowed 17oW, current in 24 hours tidal, latitude N 49.41, longitude W 5.57, true bearing and distance Lizard light house 60o 33 ½ miles. Water distilled 22 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 75 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 89 tons coal, fuel remaining 690 tons coal.

02.05pm: Stopped. Bishop rock light house North 16 miles.

04.00pm: proceeded East, Quarters.

08.00pm: Wolf rock light North 16 miles.

09.00pm: Blue watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

10.40pm: 47 revs.

12.00pm: Lizard light North.


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18 October 1914

On patrol line Western channel.

Lat 49.4, Long -5.2

00.10am: Course & speed as required for patrol line & to close passing vessels.

04.54am: altered course West.

06.30am: Closed British SS Eppleton to Dover.

09.10am: Stopped – communicated with TB107 received & sent mails.

09.25am: proceeded to resume patrol.

10.27am: Closed & boarded Norwegian SS Solva – green war label – allowed her to proceed.

11.30am: Blue watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

Noon: number on sick list 9, distance run through water 163.7 miles, variation allowed 17oW current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good 83o 27 miles, latitude N 49.44, longitude W 5.15, True bearing and distance 8o 14 miles, water distilled 15 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 70 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 92 tons coal, fuel remaining 598 tons coal.

02.00pm: red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

04.00pm: Stopped & signalled SS Greenswood to Rouen from Baltimore with wheat.

05.10pm: turned East.

05.30pm: White watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

07.30pm: Blue watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

09.30pm: Red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

11.10pm: Lizard light North.


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19 October 1914

on patrol line Western Channel.

Lat 49.4, Long -5.2

00.10am: Course & speed as required for patrol & for closing passing vessels.

05.00am: turned to West

06.00am: Blue watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

09.25am: Closed British collier Kyanite for la legue.

10.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Divisional drills.

10.30am: Caesar closed, signalled & returned to patrol station.

Noon: number on sick list 9, distance run through water 173.3 miles, variation allowed 16 ½ oW, current in 24 hours tidal, Latitude N 49.43, longitude W 5.2, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 50 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 77 tons coal, fuel remaining 521 tons coal.

01.30pm: Spoke to British SS Neath Abbey from Nantes to port Talbot in ballast.

02.30pm: White watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

05.00pm: turned East.

05.15pm: communicated with French SS Frank Delmas of la Rochelle.

06.00pm: Blue watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

06.30pm: Red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

07.20pm: Desaik switched on searchlights.

09.00pm: White watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.


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20 October 1914

On Patrol line Western Channel.

Lat 49.4, Long -5.2

00.10am: Course & speed as required for patrol line & for closing passing vessels.

02.00am: Blue watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

04.00am: Eddystone light N26E.

05.00am: Red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

09.10am: Stopped – communicated with TB99 received and sent mails – proceeded as required for patrol.

10.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Divisional drill.

Noon: number on sick list 7, distance run through water 190.4 miles, variation allowed 16 ½ oW, current in 24 hours tidal, latitude N 49.41, longitude W 5.24, true bearing and distance Lizard light house 25o 18 ½ miles, water distilled 19 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 49 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 74 tons coal, fuel remaining 447 tons coal.

00.15pm: Spoke to SS Heathmore bound Lizard.

01.15pm: Stopped & communicated with Majestic, proceeded as required for patrol.

03.15pm: Sighted steamer steering North, Hoisted demand.

03.45pm: Fired blank (ship stopped)

04.00pm: Boarded ship Spanish SS Pera Carbaga, suspect, produced no charter party.

04.00pm: Red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

06.00pm: White watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

08.48pm: Lizard light N36E

10.00pm: Blue watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

10.20pm: French Cruiser Surcouf challenged ship signalled Surcouf.


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21 October 1914

on patrol line Western Channel.

Lat 49.4, Long -5.1

00.25am: Lizard light North.

01.00am: Red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

02.00am: Course & speed as required for patrol line & to close passing vessels.

04.30pm: Spoke to SS French Calcutta to Dundee asked for instructions.

05.20am: turned to West.

06.00am: White watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Divisional drill.

11.11am: Stopped & communicated with French steam trawler Ville de Boulogne & proceeded as required for patrol.

Noon: number on sick list 8, distance run through water 153.1 miles, variation allowed 16 ½ oW current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good 123o 11 miles, latitude N 49.35, longitude W 5.09, true bearing and distance 356o 23 miles, water distilled 26 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 55 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 74 tons coal, fuel remaining 373 tons coal.

00.50pm: Signalled French oil ship Qurcey for Lorient.

01.00pm: Signalled French oil ship Le Blavet for Lorient.

02.00pm: Red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: White watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

05.00pm: Spoke to SS Sandsend – Cardiff to Feneros – coal

07.35pm: Switched on navigation lights.

09.00pm: Red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

11.20pm: Lizard N37E.


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22 October 1914

Plymouth & Portsmouth.

Lat 50.4, Long -1.1

05.15am: Switched off navigation lights.

07.00am: Blue watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

08.25am: Eddystone abeam 2.3 miles (to Port) altered course as required.

09.11am: Draystone buoy abeam.

09.19am: 36 revs.

09.28am: Stopped – secured to No 1 buoy with port cable, Plymouth sound.

10.00am: Discharged Lieut de Vaisseau Fahner & 1 French seaman.

Noon: number on sick list 11 distance run through water 165.7 miles, water distilled 18 tons, water expended 23 tons, water remaining 50 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 69 tons coal, received 171 tons coal, fuel remaining 475 tons coal.

01.20pm: commenced coaling.

02.45pm: Caesar arrived.

03.40pm: finished coaling – received 171 tons.

03.50pm: Charybdis sailed.

04.30pm: Slipped & proceeded as required for clearing sound.

04.53pm: Draystone buoy abeam 1.5 cables, course S27W 62 revs; turned in seaboats.

06.00pm: Eddystone abeam altered course S53E 56 revs.

07.49pm: Start point abeam 8.7 miles. Altered course S84E.

08.00pm: Red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

10.00pm: White watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

10.42pm: 87 revs.

11.10pm: 93 revs.


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23 October 1914

Place:Plymouth to Portsmouth.

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

00.03am: Start point abeam

01.15am: Anvil point abeam

01.30am: altered course N76E.

02.00am: Blue watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

03.10am: altered course N85E

03.35am: St. Catherines light abeam 5 miles.

03.59am: altered course NE & as required for swept channel

05.18am: Passed Normais horse forts

05.50am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 8 ½ fthms & veered to 4 shackles in stokes B.

06.00am: Red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

08.35am: Weighed & proceeded as required – Pilot came on board – proceeded up harbour.

09.40am: Secured alongside South railway jetty. Hoisted out steam pinnace – prepared for coaling.

11.00am: Collier Treasury & lighters secured alongside. Vice Admiral & staff left ship.

Noon: number on sick list 10, distance run through water 162.1 miles, water received 89 tons, water expended 17 tons, water remaining 122 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 51 tons, fuel received 860 tons coal, fuel remaining 1284 tons.

01.00pm: Commenced coaling.

01.30pm: Discharged 13 ratings to RNB Devonport. Discharged 2 ratings to RNH.

05.00pm: Struck flag of vice Admiral Hon Sir A Bethell.

05.30pm: Discharged 3 marine ratings to Eastney.

10.00pm: Discontinued coaling.


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24 October 1914

Portsmouth.

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

06.50am: Commenced coaling.

08.00am: 2 French TBD’s arrived.

10.15am: French TBD’s sailed.

11.00am: Discharged 1 rating to RNB.

11.30am: Finished coaling – received 1365 tons. Discharged Capt.: Gillespie RMLI & Assistant Paymaster King. Lieut: Elliott RNR joined. Discharged 13 ratings.

Noon: number on sick list 12, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 102 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 14 tons, coal received 505 tons, Fuel remaining 1775 tons coal.

00.10pm: Employed cleaning ship.

01.00pm: Discharged 2 ratings to RNH. 15 marine ratings joined ship.

02.00pm: Employed embarking provisions & drawing stores.

04.00pm: Steam pinnace drew fires.


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25 October 1914

Portsmouth.

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

09.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 8, water received 26 tons, water expended 17 tons, water remaining 111 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 14 tons, fuel remaining 1761 tons.

00.10pm: Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7.0am & boys till 7.0 pm.

09.00pm: Discharged 1 marine rating to RNH.


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26 October 1914

Portsmouth.

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

06.30am: Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace.

10.00am: Employed cleaning ship & drawing stores.

Noon: number on sick list 9, water expended 16 tons, water remaining 95 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 13 tons, fuel remaining 1748 tons.

00.10pm: Discharged 1 rating to RNH.

00.30pm: Leave to White watch. Employed as required.

04.00pm: Quarters. Leave to Red watch.


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27 October 1914

Portsmouth.

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

06.45am: Implacable arrived.

08.30am: Working party of 59 stoker ratings on board.

09.00am: Court of Enquiry assembled on board.

09.30am: Employed painting & drawing stores & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 5, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 80 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 13.5 tons, fuel remaining 1734.5 tons.

00.30pm: Leave to starboard watch till 1.30 pm Thursday.

01.30pm: Employed painting & as required.

05.30pm: Leave to 1st part of Port watch.


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28 October 1914

Portsmouth.

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

09.00am: Employed painting ship. Returning torpedoes & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 5, water received 54 tons, water expended 14 tons, water remaining 120 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 9 tons, fuel remaining 1785.5 tons.

01.00pm: Employed in dockyard & as required.

01.30pm: 1 rating joined ship.

04.00pm: Leave to 2nd part of port watch.


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29 October 1914

Portsmouth.

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

09.00am: Employed in dockyard, embarking ammunition & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 1, Vegetables received 2100 lbs, bread received 700 lbs, water expended 14 tons, water remaining 106 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1.5 tons, fuel remaining 1724 tons.

00.10pm: Paid monthly advance.

01.00pm: Starboard watch returned from leave.

01.30pm: Employed embarking ammunition & as required.

02.00pm: Working party of 50 hands From RNB on board.

03.00pm: General leave to port watch till 10 pm Sunday


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30 October 1914

Portsmouth.

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

06.00am: Working party of 60 hands from depot on board.

07.30am: Pilot came on board – shifted ship with tugs to No 13 dock.

09.00am: Employed drawing stores & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 3, bread received 700 lbs, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 94 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1.5 tons, fuel remaining 1722.5 tons.

01.00pm: Landed funeral party.

02.00pm: Employed storing ammunition & as required, working party of 53 hands on board.

04.00pm: Leave to 2nd part of port watch.


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31 October 1914

Portsmouth.

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

06.30am: Working party of 60 hands from depot on board

07.00am: Working party of 53 hands from depot on board

10.00am: Employed cleaning ship, drawing stores, storing ammunition & as required.

11.00am: Discharged 1 rating to RNB.

11.30am: Lieut: Fletcher RNR joined ship.

Noon: number on sick list 4, vegetables received 2800 lbs, bread received 1360 lbs, water received 12 tons, water expended 14 tons, water remaining 92 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1.5 tons, fuel remaining 1721 tons.

00.10pm: 1 Cl:Cook joined from RNB.

00.30pm: Employed as required.

04.00pm: Leave to 1st part of starboard watch.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1914


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1 November 1914

Portsmouth.

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

08.00am: Working party of 56 hands on board.

10.00am: Sent church party to dockyard church.

11.30am: Leave to 2nd part starboard watch & boys.

Noon: number on sick list 5, water expended 14 tons, water remaining 78 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1.5 tons, fuel remaining 1719.5 tons coal.

07.00pm: Discharged 1 Cl Cook to RNB.


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2 November 1914

Portsmouth.

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

08.00am: Stokers working party from RNB on board & seamen working party from RNB on board.

09.00am: employed as required.

10.00am: Lieut Campbell RMLI & 1 private joined ship.

Noon: number on sick list 6, Fresh beef received 7244 lbs, vegetables received 7000 lbs, bread received 700 lbs, water received 38 tons, water expended 14 tons, water remaining 102 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 5.5 tons, fuel remaining 1714 tons coal.

01.00pm: Employed drawing provisions & stores, refilling mooring derrick topping lift & purchase & as required.

01.30pm: 2 ratings joined ship.

04.00pm: Employed stowing 12 inch shells.

04.45pm: Ship floated.

07.30pm: Steam pinnace drew fires.

08.30pm: Employed stowing 12 inch shells & drawing stores.


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3 November 1914

Portsmouth.

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

07.00am: Stokers working party of 47 hands on board.

08.00am: Working party of 52 hands on board.

09.00am: Employed preparing for sea & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 7, water received 24 tons, water expended 16 tons, water remaining 110 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 72 tons, fuel remaining 1643 tons coal.

01.00pm: Employed as required.

02.15pm: Warped ship from No13 dock to w lock, 1 rating joined ship for passage, discharged 1 rating to RNB.

05.30pm: 1 rating joined ship.

06.00pm: Hoisted in steam pinnace.

06.45pm: pilot came on board – slipped & proceeded as required.

07.45pm: Stopped – dropped pilot & proceeded as required.

08.20pm: Hands at night defence stations.

09.00pm: Shaped to S74W.

09.32pm: St Catherines light abeam.

10.00pm: Blue watch at night defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

11.00pm: altered course N74W.


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4 November 1914

Portland.

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

00.30am: Portland light N37W.

01.50am: Portland light abeam.

02.00am: Red watch at night defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

03.15am: altered course S74E.

04.30am: altered course N70E & as required for Portland head.

05.36am: 75 revs.

05.55am: course & speed as required for entering harbour.

07.50am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 10 ¼ fthms & veered to 4 shackles in D6 berth. Banked fires & prepared for coaling.

10.00am: Collier Fullerton came alongside.

10.35am: Commenced coaling.

Noon: number on sick list 8, Distance run through water 131.9 miles. Course and distance made good Various 50 miles. Water expended 20 tons, water remaining 90 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 48 tons, coal received 185 tons, fuel remaining 1779 tons coal.

00.20pm: Finished coaling received 185 tons.

00.40pm: Collier shoved off. Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace; hoisted out 2nd steam pinnace.

02.00pm: Employed cleaning ship.

07.25pm: Rear Admiral Fremantle joined ship.

08.00pm: Red watch at night defence stations, 2 foremost 12 pdrs manned.

08.30pm: 2nd steam pinnace drew fires.


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5 November 1914

Portland.

Lat 49.6, Long -2.4

04.30am: Lit fires in all steam boats.

07.00am: Hoisted out picket boat.

08.20am: Broke arrived

08.40am: Commander Manston Joined.

09.30am: Employed as required.

10.00am: Court martial assembled on board Bulwark. (the court martial of Rear-Admiral Sir Ernest Charles Thomas Troubridge for his actions during the pursuit of the German battlecruiser SMS Goeben and light cruiser SMS Breslau in the Mediterranean Sea in August 1914, his promising career was blighted by the events surrounding the pursuit of two German warships, SMS Goeben and SMS Breslau. Despite being outclassed by the German warships Troubridge still intended to engage them, but was convinced otherwise by his flag captain, and allowed them to escape to Constantinople. He and his commanding officer were heavily criticised for their failure to intercept the German ships, particularly when it appeared that they became influential in the Turkish decision to enter the war. Troubridge was court-martialled, and acquitted, but his reputation had been damaged. The pursuit of Goeben and Breslau was a naval action that occurred in the Mediterranean Sea at the outbreak of the First World War when elements of the British Mediterranean Fleet attempted to intercept the German Mittelmeerdivision comprising the battlecruiser SMS Goeben and the light cruiser SMS Breslau. The German ships evaded the British fleet and passed through the Dardanelles to reach Constantinople, where their arrival was a catalyst that contributed to the Ottoman Empire joining the Central Powers by issuing a declaration of war against the Triple Entente.)

Noon: number on sick list 10, water received 41 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 113 tons, fuel expended for all purposes13.5 tons, fuel remaining 1760.5 tons coal.

00.10pm: Russell, Albemarle, Exmouth, & Dunean arrived.

02.00pm: Employed as required.

03.40pm: Minos arrived.

04.00pm: Quarters. Physical drill.

06.30pm: 2nd steam pinnace drew fires.

08.30pm: White watch at defence stations.

10.30pm: Hoisted in all steam boats – drew fires.

11.00pm: Rear Admiral Fremantle left ship for Russell.


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6 November 1914

Portland.

Lat 49.5, Long -3.2

00.20am: White watch at defence stations.

05.30am: Prepared for sea.

06.50am: Weighed port anchor – proceeded as required for leaving harbour by North entrance.

07.03am: 93 revs – course as required to pass East of Shambles Light vessel.

07.30am: Starboard engine stopped for hot bearing.

07.44am: Streamed Neptune log.

08.00am: Portland light house N42W 4 miles – shaped to S63W.

09.00am: White watch & part Blue watch at defence stations – all 3 pdrs, 12 pdrs & Upper deck 6” manned.

09.55am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised general quarters.

11.00am: Signalled French steam trawler Emmanuella & British steam ship The Princess & British steam ship Speedwell of Falmouth.

Noon: number on sick list 12, distance run through water 65.3 miles, variation allowed 16oW, current in 24 hours tidal, course and distance made good various 64 miles, Latitude N 49.5, longitude W 3.25, true bearing and distance Ushant light house 220o 108 miles. Water expended 20 tons, water remaining 93 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 178.5 tons, fuel remaining 1582 tons coal.

00.10pm: Red & part of Blue watch at defence stations. Guns manned as during forenoon.

01.15pm: Fell out part of blue watch manning 6” battery & 12 pdrs.

03.30pm: 75 revs.

04.00pm: quarters.

06.58pm: Ushant light S19W.

08.00pm: Ushant light abeam 13 ½ miles – altered course SW.

09.00pm: 65 revs – fell out hands manning anti-submarine & anti- Torpedo boat armament & submarine lookouts.

09.30pm: Red watch at defence stations 1/3 armament manned.

09.50pm: Drew fires in all steam boats.


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7 November 1914

Portland to Gibraltar.

Lat 46.0, Long -7.5

02.00am: White watch at defence stations 1/3 heavy armament manned.

05.00am: Blue watch at defence stations 1/3 heavy armament manned.

08.00am: Red watch at defence stations 1/3 heavy armament manned

09.00am: Tested 12 pdr mounted on forward shelter sheet at anti-aircraft run.

09.30am: Employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 9, distance run through water 274.6 miles, variation allowed 17oW, Current from 8pm 234o 12 ½ miles, course and distance made good various 288 miles, latitude N 46.092, longitude W 7.18, true bearing and distance C Torinana 202o 195 miles.

Water expended 18 tons, water remaining 75 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 132 tons, fuel remaining 1458 tons coal.

00.30pm: White watch at defence stations 1/3 heavy armament manned.

04.00pm: Quarters, read warrant No 92.

04.30pm: Blue watch at defence stations 1/3 heavy armament manned.

06.15pm: Sighted SS Cromarty of Sutherland.

07.00pm: Red watch at defence stations 1/3 heavy armament manned.

09.00pm: White watch at defence stations 1/3 heavy armament manned.


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8 November 1914

Portland to Gibraltar.

Lat 42.7, Long -10.0

02.20pm: Challenged SS Knowsley Hall Liverpool to Cape Town.

03.00am: Blue watch at defence stations 1/3 heavy armament manned.

03.35am: Sighted Cabo Villano Light S10E. (Northern Spain near to Bilbao)

05.12am: Cabo. Viliano light abeam 22 miles.

08.00am: altered course S17W

White watch at defence stations 1/3 heavy armament manned.

09.45am: Divisions.

10.20am: Divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 8, distance run through water 263.8 miles, variation allowed 17oW, current in 24 hours 340o 1.6 miles, course and distance made good various 262 miles, Latitude 42.06N, longitude W 10.01,


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9 November 1914

Portland to Gibraltar.

Lat 36.8, Long -9.4

02.00am: Red watch at defence stations 1/3 heavy armament manned.

02.55am: Burling 9 light abeam 26 miles.

04.40am: Cabo Da.Roca light S39E (Portugal)

05.00am: White watch at defence stations 1/3 heavy armament manned.

06.00am: altered course South.

07.10am: Cabo da Roca light house abeam.

10.00am: Divisions. Prayers, Exercised general quarters.

Noon: number on sick list 11, Distance run through water 264 miles, variation allowed 17oW, current in 24 hours 334o 6 miles, course and distance made good176o 255 miles, Latitude N 36.46 ½ Longitude W 9.37 ½ , true bearing and distance Cabo Sao Vicente light house 147o 61 miles. Water expended 18 tons, water remaining 40 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 137 tons, fuel remaining 1172 tons.

01.30pm: Red watch at defence stations 1/3 heavy armament manned.

04.00pm: Read warrants No’s 93 to 98.

04.30pm: White watch at defence stations 1/3 heavy armament manned.

05.20pm: altered course S50E.

06.00pm: Blue watch at defence stations 1/3 heavy armament manned.

06.40pm: Cabo Sao Vicente Light abeam 19 miles

07.00pm: altered course S57E

07.10pm: Farol da ponta da Piedade light house N60E

09.00pm: Red watch at defence stations 1/3 heavy armament manned.


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10 November 1914

Portland to Gibraltar.

Lat 36.0, Long -5.5

02.00am: White watch at defence stations 1/3 heavy armament manned.

05.00am: Blue watch at defence stations 1/3 heavy armament manned.

08.00am: Red watch at defence stations 1/3 heavy armament manned.

08.50am: Signalled SS Carlo (Italian).

09.00am: altered course S68E 75 revs.

09.45am: Divisions. Prayers- prepared for coaling.

09.50am: Signalled SS Dardames (Dutch).

10.15am: Signalled SS Negroponter (Greek).

10.30am: Signalled SS Kilkerran (British).

10.45am: Tarifa point S77E. (Spain)Hauled in pilot log

11.40am: altered course N85E.

Noon: Course & speed as required for Gibraltar harbour. Number on sick list 12, distance run through water 229.5 miles, variation allowed 14oW, current in 24 hours 205o 10 miles, course and distance made good various 250 miles, Latitude N 36.09, Longitude W 5.25, true bearing and distance Europa point light house 50o 10 miles. Water expended 20 tons, water remaining 20 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 94 tons, fuel remaining 1078 tons.

01.00pm: reduced speed as required

01.15pm: Entered Gibraltar harbour.

01.45pm: Secured alongside 30 ton crane, dockyard wharf.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to Germania

05.30pm: Canteen leave to Red watch.

06.00pm: Exercised white watch at fire stations.


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11 November 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers, divisional drill.

10.00am: Employed cleaning aloft & as required.

10.30am: Bacchante & 6 transports proceeded.

11.30am: Landed armed party – 12 men & 1 g.m.

Noon: number on sick list 11, distance run through water 14 miles, water received 100 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 100 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 13 tons, fuel remaining 1065 tons.

00.50pm: Landed armed party 8 men & 1 P.O.

01.35pm: Party returned on board.

02.00pm: 12 privates (RMLI) & 1 Sergeant left for duty on detached mole.

02.30pm: Employed as required.

04.00pm: Canteen leave to starboard watch till 9.30p.m.

04.30pm: Exercised starboard watch at fire stations.

05.00pm: Landed canteen patrol.


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12 November 1914


Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

06.40am: Doris arrived.

09.00am: Detailed & mustered SA company for drills.

10.00am: Employed ie filling in derrick guys, cleaning boats & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 12, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 80 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 11 tons, fuel remaining 1054 tons.

00.30pm: Exercised field guns & maxim guns crews, preparing for coaling.

01.00pm: Employed as required.

02.00pm: Relieved marine guard on detached mole. Tested hand pumps.

04.00pm: Quarters. Leave to white watch till 9.30p.m.

05.00pm: Discharged Midshipman Longley, Tuson, Loxburgh & Cooper to Doris. Landed patrol.

08.30pm: Mustered night duty boats crew.


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13 November 1914


Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

07.00am: French cruiser sailed.

08.00am: Europa sailed.

09.00am: Landed 2nd Division for company drill.

09.30am: Doris sailed. Physical drill.

10.00am: Employed dismounting guns as required, field guns & maxim gun crews at drill.

10.15am: Sent armed party of 12 men & 1 P.O. to gun wharf.

11.30am: Armed party returned. Hoisted out picket boat. Discharged 1 rating to RNH.

Noon: number on sick list 7, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 65 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 11 tons, fuel remaining 1043 tons.

00.30pm: Relieved marine guard on detached mole.

01.00pm: 12 pdr field gun & maxim guns crews at drill – remainder employed refilling & as required.

04.00pm: Quarters. Leave to Blue watch till 10.0p.m. Exercised Red watch at fire stations.

05.00pm: Landed patrol.

08.30pm: Exercised night boats crew.


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14 November 1914


Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

06.30am: Employed cleaning ship & filling up ammunition for returning.

08.00am: Landed picket house party & mole patrol

08.30am: Party employed diving.

09.00am: Employed cleaning ship & as required.

09.30am: Transferred 4513 lbs of fresh beef to dockyard cold store.

11.30am: Spread out starboard awning.

Noon: Number on sick list 6, vegetables received 2100 lbs, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 47 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 6 tons, fuel remaining 1037 tons.

00.45pm: Black Prince arrived.

01.00pm: Leave to Red watch from 1.30 till 10.00 p.m. & to white watch till 6.0 p.m. & boys till 7.0 p.m.

03.00pm: Hands making & mending clothes, Let fires die out in auxiliary boilers.

04.30pm: “Wear” proceeded.

05.30pm: Landed patrol.


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15 November 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

07.00am: “Pelorus” sailed.

08.45am: “Warrior” arrived

09.00am: Discharged Lieut Munro to Warrior.

09.30am: Landed RC Church party, Landed patrol.

09.45am: Divisions.

10.00am: Landed Presbyterian & Wesleyan church parties.

10.30am: Divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 2, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 27 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1 tons, fuel remaining 1036 tons.

00.10pm: Leave to White watch & both watches of boys.

05.00pm: Exercised night boats crew.

05.30pm: Landed patrol.


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16 November 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Landed 3rd division for company exercise.

09.30am: “Wear” arrived.

10.00am: Employed painting masts & yards, refilling & as required.

11.00am: Divers at monthly practice.

Noon: number on sick list 3, Water received 120 tons, water expended 16 tons, water remaining 131 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1 ton, fuel remaining 1035 tons.

00.10pm: Relieved marine guard on detached mole.

00.30pm: Divers at monthly practice.

01.00pm: Employed painting masts & yards, boats & as required.

04.00pm: Quarters. Leave to Blue watch till 10.00 p.m. & to Red watch till 6.30 p.m.

05.00pm: Landed patrol.


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17 November 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

07.55am: “Wear” arrived.

09.00am: Landed steamboats slings for testing. Sent 1st Cutter to slip. Landed No 4 company for drill.

09.30am: Employed surveying cable & as required

10.00am: Landed picket house party. Discharged Lieut Campbell RMLI to RNH.

Noon: number on sick list 3, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 113 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1 ton, fuel remaining 1034 tons.

01.10pm: “Amphitrite” arrived

02.00pm: Employed arranging cable for survey, refilling & as required.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Leave to Red watch till 10.0 p.m. & to white watch till 6.30 p.m..

05.30pm: Exercised Blue watch at fire stations.

06.00pm: Landed patrol.


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18 November 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

08.00am: Party employed diving.

08.15am: “Europa” arrived.

08.30am: Employed surveying cable. Landed picket house party. Divisions. Prayers.

09.00am: Landed 1st company for drill.

09.30am: Employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 3, water expended 17 tons, water remaining 96 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1 ton, fuel remaining 1033 tons.

01.00pm: “Wear” proceeded.

02.00pm: Employed diving, painting, surveying cable & as required.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Leave to White watch till 10.0 p.m.

05.00pm: Exercised Red watch at fire stations.

05.30pm: “Pelorus” arrived. Landed patrol.


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19 November 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

05.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

08.30am: Landed picket house party.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.30am: Employed surveying cable, cleaning boats & as required: Drew new 34 foot Cutter.

Noon: number on sick list 4, fresh beef received 340 lbs, water expended 17 tons, water remaining 79 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 2 tons, fuel remaining 1031 tons.

01.45pm: “Europa” sailed.

02.00pm: Employed as during the forenoon.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Canteen leave to Blue watch till 9.30 p.m.

05.15pm: “Black Prince” proceeded. Landed patrol.

06.00pm: Exercised White watch at fire stations

07.30pm: Picket boat drew fires.


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20 November 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

09.30am: Employed surveying cable, drawing stores, cleaning boats & as required.

10.00am: Section of O.S. at rifle drill.

Noon: number on sick list 6, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 61 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1 ton, fuel remaining 1030 tons.

00.30pm: “Warrior” sailed.

01.00pm: Read warrants No’s 100 & 101.

01.30pm: Employed surveying cable, drawing stores, painting & as required.

04.00pm: Quarters. Leave to Red watch till 7.0 p.m.

04.30pm: Exercised Blue watch at fire stations.

05.00pm: Read warrants No’s 99 & 100.


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21 November 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

05.30am: Hove round all hand pumps.

09.00am: Landed picket house party.

10.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 5, vegetables received 2100 lbs, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 46 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1 ton, fuel remaining 1029 tons.

00.40pm: “Pelorus” sailed.

01.30pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

02.00pm: Leave to White watch 7 both watches of boys till 7.0 p.m.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Landed patrol.


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22 November 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

09.00am: Landed R.C. church & Wesleyans & Presbyterians.

09.30am: Divisions. Divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 6, vegetables received 2100 lbs, water expended 17 tons, water remaining 29 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1 tons, fuel remaining 1028 tons.

01.30pm: Leave to Blue watch & boys till 7.0 p.m.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Landed patrol. Pelorus arrived.

05.30pm: Canteen leave to Blue watch.


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23 November 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

06.15am: Pelorus proceeded

07.00am: Amphitrite sailed.

08.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

08.20am: Carmania proceeded: Landed picket house party. Divisions. Prayers.

09.00am: Landed 2nd division for company drill.

09.30am: Employed re-stowing cable, cleaning boats, painting, refilling & as required, Discharged 1 rating to RNH.

10.00am: Carmania anchored in bay.

Noon: number on sick list 6, water received 87 tons, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 101 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 2 tons, fuel remaining 1026 tons.

00.30pm: Relieved marine guard on detached mole.

01.00pm: Employed as required.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Leave to Red watch till 9.0 p.m..

05.00pm: Exercised Blue watch at fire stations.

05.30pm: Landed patrol. Picket boat drew fires.

05.45pm: Pelorus arrived.


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24 November 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

08.30am: Landed picket house party.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers

09.30am: Employed cleaning boats, stowing cable & as required.

10.00am: Landed marine detachment for drill.

10.10am: Carmania sailed.

Noon: number on sick list 7, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 86 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1 ton, fuel remaining 1025 tons.

00.30pm: Employed as forenoon.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Leave to white watch till 9.0 p.m.

05.00pm: Exercised Red watch at fire stations.

05.30pm: Landed patrol.


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25 November 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

01.30am: Pelorus slipped berth.

05.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

07.00am: Pelorus proceeded.

08.20am: TBD’s Beagle, Bulldog, Pincher & Rattlesnake arrived.

09.00am: Divisions. Landed 3rd division for company drill & field guns crews.

09.30am: Employed surveying sheet cable, refilling & as required.

09.45am: Armed liner Calgarian arrived: Discharged 1 rating to RNH.

Noon: number on sick list 7, vegetables 2000 lbs, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 71 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 3 tons, Fuel remaining 1022 tons.

02.00pm: Employed cleaning boats, painting, refilling & as required.

03.00pm: Lieut Campbell RMLI rejoined from RNH.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Leave to Blue watch till 9.0 p.m.

05.00pm: Exercised White watch at fire stations.

05.40pm: Pelorus arrived.


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26 November 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

01.00am: Picket boat drew fires.

08.30am: Landed working party for recreation ground.

09.00am: RBD’s Beagle, Bulldog, Pincher & Rattlesnake sailed.

09.05am: Divisions. Prayers. French cruiser Cosmao arrived. Landed 4th division for company drill.

10.00am: Employed surveying sheet cable, painting, refilling & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 7, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 56 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1 tons, fuel remaining 1021 tons.

02.00pm: Employed as in forenoon.

04.00pm: Leave to Red watch till 9.0 p.m.

05.30pm: Pelorus arrived: Landed patrol.


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27 November 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

08.30am: Landed working party for recreation ground.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Landed 1st division for company drill.

10.00am: Employed stowing cable, refilling & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 9, water expended 14 tons, water remaining 42 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1 tons, fuel remaining 1020 tons.

01.00pm: Employed as during forenoon.

02.30pm: Caesar arrived.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Leave to White watch till 9.0 p.m.

05.30pm: Landed patrol.

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28 November 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

05.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.30am: Tested hand pumps – correct except C pump.

09.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 7, vegetables received 2200 lbs, water received 70 tons, water expended 14 tons, water remaining 98 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1 tons, fuel remaining 1019 tons.

00.30pm: Leave to Blue watch till 9.0 p.m.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Exercised White watch at fire stations.

05.30pm: Landed patrol.

08.30pm: Picket boat drew fires.


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29 November 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

06.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

09.00am: Landed picket house party

09.30am: Landed church parties (R.C 16, Wes 20, Pres 15)

09.45am: Divisions.

11.00am: Divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 6, water expended 14 tons, water remaining 84 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 2 tons, fuel remaining 1018 tons.

00.10pm: Leave to Red watch till 9.0 p.m. & to both watches of boys till 7.0 p.m.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Picket boat drew fires.

05.30pm: Landed patrol. Pelorus arrived.

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30 November 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

07.15am: Caesar proceeded.

08.00am: Landed working party for recreation ground.

08.30am: Landed 2nd division for company drill & field guns crew. 1st section of marines landed for drill.

09.00am: Employed cleaning spare cable lockers & refilling & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 6, water expended 13 tons, water remaining 71 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1 tons, fuel remaining 1016 tons.

00.30pm: Employed cleaning spare cable locker, cleaning boats, refilling & as required.

02.45pm: Gloucester arrived.

04.00pm: Leave to White watch till 9.0 p.m.

04.30pm: Wear proceeded: exercised watch at fire stations.

05.00pm: Caesar anchored in bay. Landed patrol.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1914


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1 December 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

06.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

07.00am: French sloop Cosmas sailed. TBD’s Foxhound, Savage Scourge & Harpy arrived.

08.00am: Caesar proceeded: Landed working party for recreation ground & Picket house party.

09.05am: Divisions. Prayers. Landed 3rd division for company drill & 2nd section of marines.

10.00am: Employed cleaning cable locker & boats, painting, refitting & as required.

11.00am: Discharged 2 ratings to RNH.

Noon: number on sick list 5, fresh beef received 300 lbs, vegetables received 700 lbs, water expended 13 tons, water remaining 58 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1 ton, fuel remaining 1015 tons.

00.10pm: Paid monthly advance.

01.30pm: Employed as in forenoon.

04.00pm: Quarters. Picket boat drew fires.

04.30pm: Leave to Blue watch till 9.0 p.m.

04.20pm: Gloucester sailed. TBD’s Foxhound, Harpy sailed.

05.30pm: Landed patrol.

06.30pm: Caesar anchored in bay.


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2 December 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

08.25am: Calgarian sailed.

08.45am: Caesar proceeded. Landed parties for picket house & recreation ground.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers. 4th division landed for drill.

10.00am: Employed painting, cleaning boats, refilling & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 8, fresh beef received 370 lbs, vegetables received 700 lbs, water expended 13 tons, water remaining 45 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1 ton, fuel remaining 1014 tons.

02.00pm: Employed as during forenoon.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Leave to Red watch till 9.0 p.m.

05.00pm: Exercised Blue watch at fire stations.

05.30pm: Landed patrol.


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3 December 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

07.15am: Europa arrived.

08.30am: Landed all seamen companies for drill, landed recreation ground & picket house parties.

09.00am: Remainder employed refilling & as required.

09.30am: Discharged 2 ratings to RNH.

Noon: number on sick list 7, fresh beef received 380 lbs, vegetables received 870 lbs, water expended 13 tons, water remaining 32 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1 ton, fuel remaining 1013 tons.

00.30pm: Leave to part of ship football teams.

01.00pm: Employed painting, refilling & as required.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Leave to white watch till 7.0 p.m.

04.30pm: Caesar anchored in bay. Exercised Red watch at fire stations. Pelorus arrived.


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4 December 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

06.30am: Pelorus proceeded.

07.30am: Caesar proceeded.

08.30am: Landed recreation ground & picket house parties.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

09.30am: Exercised Action.

09.30am: Yarmouth arrived.

10.00am: Employed refitting & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 7, fresh beef received 380 lbs, vegetables received 800 lbs, water received 75 tons, water expended 13 tons, water remaining 94 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1 ton, fuel remaining 1012 tons.

00.30pm: Employed dismounting guns, cleaning magazines & shell rooms, refilling & as required.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Leave to Blue watch till 10.0 p.m.

05.00pm: Landed patrol.

05.30pm: Pelorus arrived.

07.45pm: Caesar anchored in bay.


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5 December 1914


Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

06.00am: Party employed coaling tug “May”

07.15am: Caesar proceeded.

07.45am: HMAS Melbourne arrived.

08.00am: Landed recreation ground party & picket house party.

10.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 8, fresh beef received 845 lbs, vegetables received 1600 lbs, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 82 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1 ton, fuel remaining 1011 tons.

00.10pm: Leave to Red watch till 10.0 p.m.

00.30pm: Party employed drawing coaling stages & dismounting guns, remainder making & mending clothes.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Exercised Blue watch at fire stations.

05.30pm: Landed patrol.

06.00pm: Caesar arrived.


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6 December 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

08.00am: HMAS Sydney arrived: Lit fires in picket boat.

08.30am: Party employed provisioning ship.

09.00am: Landed church parties (R.C. 12 Wes & Pres 32)

09.30am: Divisions.

11.30am: Furled quarter deck awning.

Noon: number on sick list 7, water expended 14 tons, water remaining 68 tone, fuel expended for all purposes 7 tons, fuel remaining 1004 tons.

00.10pm: Leave to Blue watch till 7.0 p.m. & White watch till 10.0 p.m. & to both watches of boys .

01.10pm: Carmania arrived.

03.30pm: Argonaut arrived.

04.30pm: Employed rigging coaling stages & provisioning ship.

05.30pm: Landed small patrol. Picket boat drew fires.


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7 December 1914

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

05.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

07.40am: Commenced coaling.

09.30am: Employed coaling ship.

10.00am: Guard from detached mole returned.

Noon: number on sick list 7, fresh beef received 380 lbs, vegetables received 900 lbs, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 53 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8 tons, fuel remaining 1696 tons, received 700 tons.

01.00pm: Employed coaling ship.

03.00pm: Armed liner Victorian arrived.

03.15pm: Finished coaling – received 700 tons.

03.30pm: 1 rating rejoined from RNH.

04.00pm: Employed provisioning, embarking ammunition & cleaning ship. Picket boat drew fires.

04.30pm: Landed patrol.

05.00pm: Leave to Red watch till 10.0 p.m.

08.30pm: Employed stowing provisions.


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8 December 1914

Gibraltar to St Vincent, Cape Verde Islands.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

09.00am: Employed cleaning ship, Provisioning ship, preparing for sea & as required.

10.00am: Hoisted in picket boat. Discharged 3 marine ratings to ‘Yarmouth’- 3 ratings joined from ‘Yarmouth’

Noon: number on sick list 10, fresh beef received 15500lbs, vegetables 7000lbs, water received 65 tons, water expended 17 tons, water remaining 101 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 46 tons, fuel remaining 1650 tons.

00.10pm: Tested life buoys – correct.

01.30pm: Employed preparing for sea & as required.

02.30pm: Cast off from wharf – proceeded as required for leaving harbour, tugs in attendance, & for rounding Pearl rock, 62 revs.

03.30pm: Exercised general quarters – fired 2 tubes from each gun.

03.50pm: punta del Carnero light house NE 2.9 miles. Shaped course S79W(mag)

04.00pm: Quarters. Streamed cherub log.

05.18pm: altered course N78W(mag)

05.38pm: altered course N89W(mag)

05.45pm: altered course S80W(mag)

07.00pm: Cape Spartel light South 4 miles. Altered course S61W(mag)

07.12pm: Cape Spartel light abeam 3.3 miles.

08.30pm: Blue watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

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9 December 1914

Gibraltar to St Vincent.

Lat 34.0, Long -8.2

01.00am: White watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

05.00am: Blue watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

08.30am: Red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

09.00am: Divisions.

10.00am: A group at divisional drill – remainder employed cleaning boats & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 7, Distance run through water 195.1 miles, variation allowed 15oW, current in 24 hours nil, course & distance made good various 194 miles, Latitude N 34.02, Longitude W 8.18, True bearing & distance C Blanco 198o 55 miles. Water expended 15 tons, water remaining 86 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 98 tons, fuel remaining 1552 tons.

01.20pm: Reduced to 32 revs & altered course South to secure stanchions on starboard side of Forecastle.

01.40pm: Proceeded S60W 62 revs:

02.00pm: White watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

05.00pm: Blue watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

07.00pm: Red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

09.00pm: White watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

10.00pm: altered course S51W(mag)


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10 December 1914

Gibraltar to Saint Vincent.

Lat 30.5, Long -11.2

00.30am: Blue watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

04.30am: Red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

08.30am: White watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

09.45am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Divisional drill & remainder employed cleaning boats & as required.

11.30am: Put clocks back ½ hour (to ½ hr s. on G.M.T.)

Noon: number on sick list 15, distance run through water 241.4 miles, variation allowed 15 ½ oW, current in 24 hours 137o 4 ½ miles, course and distance made good various 243 miles, Latitude N 30.57, Longitude W 11.20, True bearing and distance Cap Juby (morocco) 206o 197 miles. Water expended 22 tons, water remaining 64 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 121 tons, fuel remaining 1431 tons.

02.00pm: Hauled in & cleaned P.log.

03.00pm: Blue watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

05.00pm: Red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

07.00pm: White watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

09.30pm: Blue watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.


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11 December 1914

Gibraltar to St Vincent.

Lat 27.2, Long -14.1

02.00am: Red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

04.30am: White watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

08.30am: Blue watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

09.00am: Read warrants No’s 101 & 102.

10.00am: Exercised Action.

10.30am: Divisional drill.

11.30am: Put clocks back ½ hour (to 1 hour s on G.M.T.)

Noon: altered course S60W. number on sick list 17, distance run through water 252.3 miles, variation allowed 16oW, current in 24 hours 175o 11 miles, course and distance made good 214o 265 ,miles, Latitude N 27.29, Longitude W 14.06, True bearing and distance Porto Grande light St Vincent 224o 880 miles.

Water distilled 27 tons, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 76 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 121 tons, fuel remaining 1310 tons.

00.30pm: Red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

02.00pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

04.00pm: Read warrants No’s 103 & 104.

05.00pm: White watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

06.30pm: Blue watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

09.00pm: Red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.


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12 December 1914

Gibraltar to Saint Vincent.

Lat 24.2, Long -17.1

02.00am: White watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

05.00am: Blue watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

09.00am: Red watch at defence stations, 1/3 armament manned.

10.30am: Proceeded SSE 4 ¼ to close steamer.

10.53am: Stopped – lowered sea boat & boarded SS “Rosefield”.

11.30am: Put clocks back 20 min (to 1h20min s on G.M.T.)

11.45am: Hoisted sea boat.

11.50am: Proceeded S63W 62 revs: Noon: Streamed & reset P. log. Number on sick list 17, distance run through water 240 miles, variation allowed 16 ½ oW, current in 24 hours 234o 7 miles, course and distance made good 223o 253 miles, Latitude N 24.25, Longitude W 17.04, true bearing and distance Porto Grande light Saint Vincent 225o 627 miles. Water distilled 26 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 82 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 114 tons, fuel remaining 1196 tons.

00.30pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

05.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

07.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

09.30pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned.


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13 December 1914

Gibraltar to St Vincent.

Lat 21.2, Long -20.4

01.30am: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

05.00am: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

09.30am: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

10.00am: Divisions.

11.00am: Divine service.

11.30am: Put clocks back 20 min (to 1hr 40mn s. on G.M.T.)

Noon: number on sick list 16, Distance run through water 253.1 miles, variation allowed 18oW, current in 24 hours 239o 9 ½ miles, course and distance made good 236o 263 miles, Latitude N 21.23, Longitude W 20.27, true bearing and distance Porto Grande light Saint Vincent 224o 365 miles. Water distilled 13 tons, water expended 27 tons, water remaining 68 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 121 tons, fuel remaining 1075 tons.

00.30pm: 1/3 armament manned.

04.17pm: 69 revs:

05.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

07.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

09.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

11.20pm: 76 revs:


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14 December 1914

Gibraltar to St Vincent.

Lat 17.5, Long -24.2

02.30am: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

05.00am: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

07.15am: Signalled SS Southgate of London from St Vincent & Norwegian SS Otta of Bergen.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

09.30am: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

10.30am: Divisional drill remainder employed as required.

11.30am: Put clocks back 20 mins.

Noon: number on sick list 15, distance run through water 287.7 mils, variation allowed 18 ½ oW, current in 24 hours 262o 9 ½ miles, course and distance made good 226o 297 miles, Latitude N 17.53 ½, Longitude W 24.10, true bearing and distance Porto Grande light Saint Vincent 36o 70 miles. Water distilled 21 tons, water expended 22 tons, water remaining 67 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 142 tons, fuel remaining 933 tons.

02.50pm: Passed SS Roland (Swedish) steering E6N.

02.55pm: Sighted land.

03.25pm: altered course S50W.

04.16pm: altered course S40W & as required for Porto Grande.

05.24pm: 8 knots.

05.28pm: Stopped- came to with port anchor in 13 fthms & veered to 5 shackles.

06.30pm: Employed preparing for coaling.


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15 December 1914

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

02.30am: Upper deck 6” turrets manned 9 pm till daylight.

03.00am: lit fires in steam pinnace.

05.45am: Hoisted out steam pinnace.

06.20am: Collier came alongside.

09.00am: commenced coaling.

Noon number on sick list 15, distance run through water 68 miles, course and distance made good various 70 miles, water distilled 13 tons, water expended 25 tons, water remaining 55 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 24 tons, fuel remaining 1300 tons, fuel received 391 tons.

03.40pm: Discontinued coaling.

03.52pm: Collier shoved off.

09.30pm: Upper deck 6” turrets manned 9.0 pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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16 December 1914

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

05.15am: Shortened in

05.20am: Weighed port anchor & proceeded as required to shift berth.

06.05am: Stopped, came to with starboard anchor in 8 fthms & veered to 3 shackles.

06.30am: Collier ‘Clifton Hall’ came alongside.

07.40am: Re-commenced coaling.

10.00am: Employed coaling ship.

Noon: number on sick list 13, distance run through water 1 mile, course and distance made good as required 1 mile, water distilled 20 tons, water expended 26 tons, water remaining 49 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 50 tons, fuel remaining 1675 tons, received coal 425 tons.

02.30pm: Finished coaling – received 425 tons.

03.00pm: Collier shoved off.

05.30pm: Employed cleaning ship.

10.00pm: Upper deck 6” turrets manned 9.0 pm till daylight. Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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17 December 1914

St. Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

05.55am: Highflyer arrived.

09.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 12, vegetables received 4900 lbs, water distilled 20 tons, water expended 25 tons, water remaining 44 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 50 tons, fuel remaining 1625 tons.

01.00pm: Employed as required.

01.30pm: Tested life buoys – correct.

04.00pm: Quarters, Read warrants No’s 105, 106, & 107.

09.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship 9.0pm till daylight.


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18 December 1914

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

06.00am: Armed cruiser ‘Celtic’ arrived.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Divisional drill – remainder employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 12, water distilled 24 tons, water expended 24 tons, water remaining 44 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 50 tons, fuel remaining 1575 tons.

01.00pm: Employed as required.

04.00pm: Quarters. Physical drill.

05.45pm: ‘Highflyer’ sailed.

06.30pm: Employed drawing stores from ‘Celtic’.

09.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship 9.0pm till daylight.

10.30pm: Blue watch employed embarking ammunition.


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19 December 1914

St. Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

06.00am: Employed embarking ammunition.

09.30am: Employed embarking ammunition & stores.

Noon: number on sick list 11, water distilled 28 tons, water expended 23 tons, water remaining 49 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 48 tons, fuel remaining 1527 tons.

01.00pm: Employed embarking & stowing ammunition & stores from ‘Invincible’ & ‘Inflexible’.

02.00pm: Sent working party to ‘Celtic’ to load lighter.

05.00pm: Employed embarking ammunition, stores & mails.

07.30pm: Employed embarking ammunition, stores & mails.

11.00pm: Employed embarking ammunition, stores & mails.


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20 December 1914

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

00.30am: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.

06.30am: Sent working party to ‘Celtic’ ; Employed embarking ammunition.

09.00am: Employed embarking ammunition & hoisting ammunition on board SS ‘Indiana’ & SS ‘Oakhampton’.

Noon: number on sick list 9, water distilled 28 tons, water expended 22 tons, water remaining 55 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 44 tons, fuel remaining 1483 tons.

01.00pm: Employed as during forenoon.

03.00pm: ‘Celtic’ sailed.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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21 December 1914

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

06.00am: Employed hoisting 12” shells into lighters.

07.00am: Lost overboard – Webley pistol 1 No.

08.30am: Sent working party to ‘Indiana’ reminder employed cleaning ship & as required.

09.30am: Lost by accident, pistol, 1No.

Noon: number on sick list 12, water distilled 29 tons, water expended 23 tons, water remaining 61 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 23 tons, fuel remaining 1460 tons.

02.00pm: Employed cleaning ship & as required.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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22 December 1914

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

08.30am: Sent working party to ‘Indiana’ Armed liner ‘Empress of Britain’ arrived.

09.00am: Divisions.

09.30am: Divisional drill – remainder employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 11, water distilled 32 tons, water expended 21 tons, water remaining 72 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 38 tons, fuel remaining 1422 tons.

01.00pm: Piped down.

02.30pm: Portuguese Governor came onboard.

03.00pm: Portuguese Governor left ship, fired salute of 17 guns.

04.00pm: Quarters. Physical drill.

05.15pm: ‘Empress of Britain’ sailed.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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23 December 1914

St. Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

06.00am: ‘Highflyer’ arrived.

06.10am: ‘Empress of Britain’ arrived.

07.00am: ‘Laconia’ arrived.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Divisional drill – remainder employed painting aloft & as required.

11.30am: Armed liner ‘Marmora’ arrived.

Noon: number on sick list 12, vegetables received 4900 lbs, water distilled 12 tons, water expended 23 tons, water remaining 61 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 38 tons, fuel remaining 1384 tons.

02.00pm: Employed as required.

04.00pm: Quarters.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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24 December 1914

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Divisional drill – remainder employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 11, bread received 700 lbs, water distilled 15 tons, water expended 23 tons, water remaining 53 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 38 tons, fuel remaining 1346 tons.

01.30pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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25 December 1914

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

09.00am: Divisions : Divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 11, water distilled 13 tons, water expended 21 tons, water remaining 45 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 38 tons, fuel remaining 1308 tons.

01.00pm: Piped down.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Employed drawing sores from ‘Laconia’.

05.15pm: ‘Highflyer’ sailed.

09.30pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.

11.30pm: Employed drawing stores from ‘Laconia’ lost overboard by accident 2 cases of condensed milk.


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26 December 1914

St. Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

06.30am: Employed stowing stores & preparing for coaling.

09.00am: Employed stowing stores, preparing for coaling & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 19, water distilled 13 tons, water expended 17 tons, water remaining 41 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 38 tons, fuel remaining 1270 tons.

00.40pm: Portuguese gun boat J60 proceeded.

01.30pm: Portuguese gun boat J60 anchored.

02.30pm: Employed drawing stores & as required.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Employed drawing stores from ‘Laconia’

08.10pm: ‘Laconia’ sailed.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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27 December 1914

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

06.00am: Collier came alongside.

08.00am: Commenced coaling.

10.30am: Employed coaling ship.

Noon: number on sick list 17, water distilled 28 tons, water expended 24 tons, water remaining 45 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 38 tons, fuel remaining 1722 tons.

00.15pm: Finished coaling – received 490 tons.

00.47pm: Collier cast off.

05.00pm: Employed cleaning ship.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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28 December 1914

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

09.30am: Divisional drill – remainder employed cleaning ship & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 16, water distilled 28 tons, water expended 22 tons, water remaining 51 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 33 tons, fuel remaining 1689 tons.

02.10pm: ‘Empress of Britain’ sailed.

03.00pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Issued life belts to ships company.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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29 December 1914

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

09.00am: ‘Mamora’ anchored. Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Divisional drill remainder employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 16, water distilled 15 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 46 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 31 tons, fuel remaining 1658 tons.

02.00pm: Employed as required.

04.00pm: Quarters. Physical drill.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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30 December 1914

St. Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

09.20am: ‘Highflyer’ arrived.

10.00am: Divisional drill Employed cleaning boats & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 18, water distilled 39 tons, water expended for all purposes 24 tons, water remaining 61 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 28 tons, fuel remaining 1630 tons.

00.30pm: sent working party to collier ‘Gwladys

02.00pm: Employed as required.

02.50pm: ‘Highflyer’ shifted berth.

04.00pm: Quarters. Physical drill.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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31 December 1914

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Divisional drill remainder employed as required.

10.25am: ‘Marmora’ sailed.

Noon: number on sick list 14, water distilled 23 tons, water expended 19 tons, water remaining 65 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 30 tons, fuel remaining 1600 tons.

01.00pm: Employed cleaning boats, refitting coaling gear & as required.

04.00pm: Quarters.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1915


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1 January 1915

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

09.30am: Divisional drill remainder employed as required.

11.30am: Read warrant No 108.

Noon: number on sick list 16, vegetables received 3400 lbs, water distilled 28 tons, water expended 21 tons, water remaining 72 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 33 tons, fuel remaining 1567 tons.

02.00pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

05.30pm: ‘Highflyer’ sailed.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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2 January 1915

St. Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

06.00am: Armed liner ‘Macedonia’ arrived

06.33 SS Crown of Galicia arrived.

09.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

09.30am: Tested life buoys – correct.

Noon: number on sick list 14, vegetables received 1266 lbs, water distilled 28 tons, water expended 19 tons, water remaining 81 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 35 tons, fuel remaining 1532 tons.

01.00pm: Paid monthly advance.

02.00pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

05.00pm: Hoisted out 2nd steam pinnace & raised steam.

08.20pm: Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship ‘Crown of Galicia’ sailed.

09.10pm: 1st steam pinnace drew fires.

09.15pm: Armed liner ‘Macedonia’ sailed.

09.30pm: lowered both life boats – to pick up life buoy dropped by ‘Macedonia’

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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3 January 1915

St. Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

09.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 13, water distilled 47 tons, water expended 17 tons, water remaining 111 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 34 tons, fuel remaining 1498 tons.

04.30pm: Red & White watches employed getting up shell for ‘Invincible’

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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4 January 1915

St. Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

05.30am: Employed getting up ammunition & stores for ‘invincible’.

06.00am: ‘Invincible’ arrived.

09.40am: ‘Highflyer’ arrived.

10.00am: Employed getting up ammunition & stores for ‘Invincible’ & ‘Inflexible’.

Noon: number on sick list 14, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 91 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 34 tons, fuel remaining 1464 tons.

01.30pm: Employed disembarking ‘Invincibles’ ammunition & as required.

04.00pm: Quarters.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.

11.45pm: 1st steam pinnace drew fires.


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5 January 1915

St. Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

05.00am: Lit fires in 1st steam pinnace.

09.30am: Employed cleaning ship & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 15, water distilled 28 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 101 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 31.25 tons, fuel remaining 1432.75 tons.

02.00pm: Employed as required.

04.00pm: ‘Empress of Britain’ arrived.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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6 January 1915

St. Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.30am: Divisional drill remainder employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 19, water distilled 22 tons, water expended 21 tons, water remaining 102 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 30.1 tons, fuel remaining 1402.65 tons.

01.00pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

03.00pm: ‘Invincible’ sailed.

04.30pm: Employed getting stores & ammunition for ‘Inflexible’ into lighters.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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7 January 1915

St. Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

05.45am: ‘Inflexible’ arrived.

08.00am: Sent 8 shipwrights to collier ‘Indiana’.

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Divisional drill – remainder employed preparing for coaling & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 20, water distilled 26 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 110 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 30.8 tons, fuel remaining 1371.85 tons.

02.00pm: Employed as required.

04.00pm: Quarters.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.

11.00pm: 2nd steam pinnace drew fires.


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8 January 1915

St. Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

06.15am: Collier ‘Rosemount’ came alongside.

07.00am: Commenced coaling.

08.00am: Sent 8 shipwrights to ‘Indiana’

09.30am: Employed coaling ship.

Noon: number on sick list 16, water distilled 4 tons, water expended 22 tons, water remaining 92 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 33.9 tons, fuel remaining 1737.95 tons.

01.30pm: ‘Marmora’ sailed.

01.45pm: Finished coaling – received 400 tons.

02.00pm: Collier left ship.

02.30pm: Discharged 2 ratings to ‘Inflexible’ for passage.

04.00pm: ‘Inflexible’ sailed.

06.30pm: 1st steam pinnace drew fires.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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9 January 1915

St. Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

08.30am: Sent shipwrights to ‘Indiana’.

09.00am: Tested life buoys – correct.

10.00am: Employed as required.

11.30am: Hoisted in 1st steam pinnace.

Noon: number on sick list 14, vegetables received 1400 lbs, water distilled 36 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 108 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 31.2 tons, fuel remaining 1706.75 tons.

02.00pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

05.44pm: Portuguese cruiser ‘Almirante Reis’ arrived.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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10 January 1915

St. Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

09.00am: Divisions.

09.30am: Divine Services.

10.10am: ‘Empress of Britain’ sailed.

11.00am: ‘Highflyer’ sailed.

Noon: number on sick list 13, water distilled 26 tons, water expended 19 tons, water remaining 115 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 32.8 tons, fuel remaining 1673.95 tons.

04.00am: Quarters.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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11 January 1915

St. Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

06.00am: Sent working party to ‘Indiana’.

10.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

11.00am: Divisional drill – remainder employed painting aloft & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 13, vegetables received 400 lbs, water expended 22 tons, water remaining 93 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 35.4 tons, fuel remaining 1638.55 tons.

01.00pm: Sent carpenters to ‘Indiana’.

01.30pm: Employed as required.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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12 January 1915

St. Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

08.30am: Sent working party to collier’Rosemount’

09.00am: Sent carpenters to collier ‘Indiana’.

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Divisional drill.

10.30am: Employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 15, vegetables received 700 lbs, water distilled 28 tons, water expended 26 tons, water remaining 95 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 37.8 tons, fuel remaining 1601.25 tons.

00.30pm: Hoisted out 1st steam pinnace & hoisted in 2nd steam pinnace. Lit fires in first steam pinnace, 2nd steam pinnace drew fires.

03.30pm: Employed as required.

04.00pm: Quarters. Physical drill.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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13 January 1915

St. Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

07.30am: Sent party to collier ‘Rosemount’.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

09.30am: Mustered hands by the ledger – read assessment of characters & abilities. Distributed Xmas cards from their majesties King & Queen.

10.30am: Employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 16, water distilled 28 tons, water expended 23 tons, water remaining 100 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 35.9 tons, fuel remaining 1515.35 tons.

02.00pm: Employed as required.

02.30pm: Sent working party to collier ‘Indiana’.

04.00am: Quarters. Physical drill.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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14 January 1915


St. Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

08.30am: Sent carpenters to ‘Indiana’, & working party to ‘Indiana’ & ‘Venus’.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

09.30am: Divisional drill – remainder employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 21, vegetables received 700 lbs, water distilled 26 tons, water expended 19 tons, water remaining 107 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 35 tons, fuel remaining 1530.35 tons.

01.00pm: Employed as required.

04.00pm: Quarters. Exercised fire stations.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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15 January 1915

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

05.45am: Portuguese gun boat J60 sailed.

08.30am: Sent carpenters to collier ‘Venus’.

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Divisional drill – remainder employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 21, vegetables received 700 lbs, water distilled 11 tons, water expended 23 tons, water remaining 95 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 34.5 tons, fuel remaining 1495.85 tons.

02.00pm: Employed as required.

04.00pm: Quarters. Physical drill.

06.10pm: Portuguese gun boat J60 anchored.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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16 January 1915

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

09.00am: Employed cleaning ship & as required.

10.00am: Tested life buoys – correct.

Noon: number on sick list 22, vegetables received 700 lbs, water distilled 27 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 102 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 36 tons, fuel remaining 1459.85 tons.

01.00pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

04.00pm: Quarters.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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17 January 1915

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

09.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 19, vegetables received 700 lbs, water distilled 13 tons, water expended 19 tons, water remaining 96 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 33.6 tons, fuel remaining 1426.25 tons.

04.00pm: Quarters.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship


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18 January 1915

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

03.00am: Portuguese gun boat J60 sailed.

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Divisional drill.

10.00am: Remainder employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 20, vegetables received 200 lbs, water distilled 13 tons, water expended 23 tons, water remaining 86 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 34.5 tons, fuel remaining 1391.75 tons.

02.00pm: Employed as required.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.30pm: Gun Boat J60 returned.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship


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19 January 1915

St. Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

09.30am: Divisions & Prayers. Divisional drill.

11.27am: H.M.A.S. ‘Australia’ flying flag of Vice Admiral Sir George Patey arrived: fired salute of 21 guns.

Noon: number on sick list 20, vegetables received 700 lbs, water distilled 15 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 81 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 38.25 tons, fuel remaining 1355.5 tons.

02.00pm: Employed as required.

04.00pm: Quarters. Physical drill.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship


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20 January 1915

St. Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

05.30am: Sent divers to ‘Australia’.

10.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Divisional drill.

10.30am: Remainder employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 20, vegetables received 700 lbs, water distilled 13 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 74 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 37 tons, fuel remaining 1318.5 tons.

02.00pm: ‘Australia’ sailed.

02.30pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

04.30pm: RMS ‘Orita’ (P.S.N Co:) arrived.

05.00pm: Employed preparing for coaling.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight – Steam pinnace patrolling round ship


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21 January 1915

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island.

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Divisional drill

10.00am: Remainder employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 17, water distilled 42 tons, water expended 16 tons, water remaining 100 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 38 tons, fuel remaining 1278.5 tons.

02.00pm: Employed as required.

04.00pm: Quarters.

10.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned 9.0pm till daylight.


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22 January 1915

St. Vincent Cape de Verde Island (Sao Vicente).

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

08.15am: Portuguese gun boat ‘J60’ shifted berth.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Divisional drill.

09.30am: Remainder employed as required.

10.00am: ‘Dartmouth’ arrived.

10.30am: Admonished Lieutenant Basil A Taylor for leaving his place of duty as officer of the first watch on the 21st January. (signed B.A.Taylor)

Noon: number on sick list 17, vegetables received 700 lbs, water distilled 5 tons, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 90 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 53 tons, fuel remaining 1225.5 tons.

04.30pm: Employed replacing coaling gear & preparing for sea.

08.00pm: Hoisted in steam pinnace – drew fires.

09.00pm: Weighed port anchor & proceeded as required.

09.42pm: Shaped course N76E

09.35pm: Streamed cherub lop.

10.30pm: Steering gear broke down – steered ship by engines.

11.00pm: Steering gear repaired. Proceeded N64E 62 revs. Bull point light N36W 6 ½ miles (about).


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23 January 1915

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island to Gibraltar.

Lat 18.1, Long -23.7

00.12am: Steered ship by engines while shifting over steering engine

00.30am: Proceeded 62 revs:

02.00am: Put clocks on 1 hour.

03.00am: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

05.00am: Put clocks on 1 hour (to G.M.T.)

09.30am: Employed cleaning ship & as required.

Noon: altered course N60E. number on sick list 18, Distance run through water 109 miles, variation allowed 18 ½ oW, current in 24 hours 180o 2 miles, course and distance made good various 104 miles, Latitude N 18.09, Longitude W 23.44, true bearing and distance Cape. Bojador (Morocco) 47o 712 miles. Water distilled 10 tons, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 85 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 106.5 tons, fuel remaining 1119 tons.

01.30pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

02.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

04.00pm: Quarters.


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24 January 1915

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island to Gibraltar.

Lat 20.8, Long -21.0

02.00am: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

10.00am: Divisions.

10.30am: Prayers.

Noon: number on sick list 14, distance run through water 224.8 miles, variation allowed 18oW current in 24 hours 322o 5 miles, course and distance made good 43o 226 miles, Latitude N 20.49, Longitude W 20.58 ½ true bearing and distance Cape Bojador 49o 475 miles. Water distilled 15 tons, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 85tons, fuel expended for all purposes 126 tons, fuel remaining 993 tons.

02.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

08.15pm: 66 revs:

09.30pm: Exercised sbc (sea boat crews)


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25 January 1915

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island to Gibraltar.

Lat 23.8, Long -17.9

02.00am: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Divisional drill – remainder employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 13, distance run through water 250.4 miles, variation allowed 17oW, current in 24 hours 60o 2 miles, course and distance made good 45o 250 miles, Latitude N 23.50, Longitude W 17.51 ½, true bearing and distance Cape Bojador 53o 232 miles. Water distilled 15 tons, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 85 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 136.2 tons, fuel remaining 856.8 tons.

01.30pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

11.00pm: Exercised sbc (sea boats crews)


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26 January 1915

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island to Gibraltar.

Lat 26.7, Long -14.5

01.30am: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

02.30am: Exercised sbc (sea boats crews)

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.30am: Divisional drill – remainder employed as required.

Noon: altered course N52E (mag), Number on sick list 14, distance run through water 251.8 miles, variation allowed 16oW current in 24 hours 161o 9 miles, course and distance made good 46o 251 miles, Latitude N 26.52, Longitude W 14.35 ½ , True bearing and distance Cap Juby (Tarfaya, morocco) 53o 113 miles. Water distilled 16 tons, water expended 23 tons, water remaining 78 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 142.5 tons. Fuel remaining 714.3 tons.

01.30pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

04.00pm: Quarters. Physical drill.

05.38pm: 70 revs:

11.30pm: Exercised sbc (sea boats crews)


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27 January 1915

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island to Gibraltar.

Lat 30.1, Long -11.5

02.00am: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

06.30am: Exercised sbc (sea boats crews)

09.10am: Hauled in & re-streamed port log.

10.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.30am: Divisional drill.

Noon: altered course N45E(mag), number on sick list 12, distance run through water 258 ½ miles, variation allowed 15 ½ oW, current in 24 hours, 57o 8 ½ miles, course and distance made good 38o 269 miles, Latitude N 30.08 ½ , Longitude W 11.32 ½ , true bearing and distance C. Cantin (El Bouddouza morocco) 38o 177 miles. Water expended 18 tons, water remaining 52 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 155.7 tons, fuel remaining 402.5 (actual fuel remaining is 558.6 tons)

00.30pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

00.40pm: Quarters. Physical drill.

08.00pm: altered course N40E (mag).

10.30pm: Exercised sbc (sea boats crews)


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28 January 1915

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island to Gibraltar.

Lat 34.0, Long -8.4

01.30am: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

04.00am: altered course N61E (mag).

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Employed cleaning & securing boats & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 12, distance run through water 273.9 miles, variation allowed 15oW, course and distance made good 270 miles(about) Latitude N 33.58, Longitude W 8.26 ½ , True bearing and distance Cape Spartel (morocco) 49o 166 miles (about).water expended 18 tons, water remaining 52 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 155.7 tons, fuel remaining 402.5 tons (fuel discrepancy is almost rectified I should read 402.9 tons.)

02.40pm: altered course to close & signal French SS’Maugrelau’ steering SSE.

04.00pm: Ship rolling heavily.

04.15pm: Passed French SS ‘Anatole’ bound W.

05.00pm: Read warrant No 109.

08.00pm: altered course N52E (mag).

11.00pm: Exercised sbc (sea boats crews) 11.0 to 12.0 Pounded every ¼ hour.


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29 January 1915

St Vincent Cape de Verde Island to Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

00.25am: Sighted Cape Spartel light N65 ½ E (mag).

01.00am: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

02.00am: altered course N82E 50 revs:

02.42am: C.Spartel light abeam.

04.15am: Tarifa light abeam.

05.00am: Carnero point light abeam: altered course as required.

05.15am: Hauled in port log.

05.30am: 30 revs:

06.00am: 50 revs:

07.30am: Stopped & proceeded as required .

07.50am: Entered Gibraltar harbour Stopped.

08.10am: Secured to No 6 buoy.

08.15am: ‘Cordelia’ sailed.

09.00am: ‘Carmania’ arrived.

09.30am: Returned ammunition. Employed as required.

10.00am: ‘Sapphire’ arrived.

10.20am: ‘Calgarian’ arrived.

Noon: number on sick list 11, distance run through water 202 miles, course & distance made good various 205 miles, Fresh beef received 380 lbs, vegetables received 700 lbs, water received 64 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 96 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 56.5 tons, fuel remaining 346 tons. (a discrepancy of 0.4 tons still exists)

01.30pm: Employed for coaling and as required.

05.00pm: Leave to starboard watch till 10.0 pm & to boys till 7.30 pm.

05.15pm: ‘Cordelia’ arrived.

06.00pm: ‘Pelorus’ arrived.

06.30pm: 1 rating joined from ‘Cormorant’.


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30 January 1915

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

00.30am: Picket boat drew fires.

07.45am: Slipped from buoy & proceeded alongside S.mole with tugs – pilot in charge.

08.00am: ‘Cordelia’ sailed.

08.30am: 4 ratings rejoined from RNH.

10.30am: Employed coaling ship.

Noon: number on sick list 12, water received 42 tons, water expended 24 tons, water remaining 114 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 24 tons, fuel remaining 322 tons.

02.00pm: Employed coaling ship.

08.00pm: Landed patrol.

10.00pm: Employed coaling ship.


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31 January 1915

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

01.50am: Discontinued coaling piped down.

06.00am: Party employed drawing torpedoes.

08.00am: Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace – picket boat drew fires.

09.30am: Broke flag of rear admiral de Robeck.

10.30am: Finished coaling received ----tons.

11.00am: Rear admirals staff joined ship from ‘Argonaut’

Noon: number on sick list 10, fresh beef received 1140 lbs, vegetables 7000 lbs, water received 40 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 134 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 58 tons, fuel remaining 1572 tons, received 1308 tons.

00.45pm: Rear Admiral De Robeck embarked.

02.00pm: Tested life buoys – correct.

02.30pm: Employed drawing torpedoes & cleaning ship.

04.30pm: steam pinnace drew fires – hoisted in.

05.00pm: Prepared for sea.

05.35pm: Tug came alongside.

05.45pm: Slipped – turned with tug.

06.00pm: Slipped tug – proceeded as required for leaving harbour 62 revs:

06.10pm: Course S21W.

06.35pm: Carnero point light abeam 2 ¼ miles.

07.00pm: Proceeded S86E (mag) 72 revs:

07.07pm: Reduced to 48 revs, secured Focastle Hatches.

07.19pm: 72 revs:

07.28pm: ‘Europa’ light abeam 7 miles.

07.39pm: Ceuta Light abeam 6 miles (coast of Morocco) streamed cherub lop.

08.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned.

09.40pm: 66 revs:

10.00pm: Ship pitching & shipping water heavily.

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LOG BOOK – FEBRUARY 1ST 1915 TO MAY 3RD 1915


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Ship’s Log HM Ship Vengeance Commencing February 1st 1915 Ending May 3rd 1915

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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1915


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1 February 1915

Gibraltar to Malta.

Lat 36.5, Long 1.0

01.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

04.00am: Cabo Sacratif light abeam (southern Spain)

08.15am: Hauled in and re-streamed port log

08.40am: 72 revs:

09.40am: Cabo de Gato light house abeam (southern spain)

10.30am: Employed cleaning ship & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 12, distance run through water 191.8 miles, variation allowed 12 ½ oW, course and distance made good various 184 miles, Latitude N 36.27, Longitude W 1.45, true bearing and distance C. Tenes (Algeria)88o 141 miles. Water expended 28 tons, water remaining 106 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 154 tons, fuel remaining 1418 tons.

00.25pm: Altered course S86 ½ E (mag).

02.00pm: 1/3 armament manned.

04.00pm: Quarters. Physical drill.

06.55pm: Cap Ivi light abeam (just crossed the Prime meridian Algerian coast)

10.10pm: Sighted C Tenes light S52E.

11.15pm: Put clocks on 10 min:

11.30pm: exercised sbc (sea boats crews)

11.58pm: C Tenes light abeam 15.6 miles.


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2 February 1915

Gibraltar to Malta.

Lat 37.1, Long 4.1

02.15am: Put clocks on 10 min (o 20 min in front G.M.T.)

02.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

03.14am: P Cherchell light abeam (36.37N, 2.11E Algeria) 11 miles.

03.30am: Exercised sbc (sea boats crews)

06.15am: Cap Caxine light abeam 11 miles. (36.49N, 2.57 E)

07.50am: Cap Matifou light abeam 13 miles. (36.49N, 3.15E)

Noon: altered course S82 ½ E (mag), number on sick list 14, distance run through water 278 miles, variation allowed 11oW, current in 24 hours 90o 6 ½ miles, course and distance made good 81 ½ o 285 miles, Latitude N 37.1, Longitude W 4.08 ½ , true bearing and distance Cap Bougaroun light house 93o 106 miles. Water expended 20 tons, water remaining 86 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 153 tons, fuel remaining 1265 tons.

01.30pm: 1/3 armament manned.

03.20pm: Steering gear broke down. Worked engines as required. Changed steering engine.

04.00pm: Steering engine connected – proceeded on course.

07.25pm: Sighted Cap Bougaroun light house S58 ½ E (mag).

09.24pm: Cap Bougaroun light abeam 8.5 miles.

10.20pm: Cap de Fer light S58 ½ E (mag)

11.00pm: 74 revs: Put clocks on 10 min.


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3 February 1915

Gibraltar to Malta.

Lat 37.4, Long 9.6

00.23am: Cap de Fer light abeam.

00.30am: altered course S76 ½ E(mag).

01.50am: Sighted Cap de Garde light S.41 ½ E(mag)

02.36am: Sighted Cap Takouch light S57 ½ E (mag).

03.09am: Cap de Garde light abeam – Sighted Cap Rosa light 38 ½ E (mag).

03.10am: 1/3 armament manned . Exercised sbc (sea boats crews)

03.15am: Put clocks on 10 min (to 40min on G.M.T.)

05.19am: Cap Rosa light abeam 18.8 miles.

07.00am: altered course N79 ½ E (mag)

09.20am: Cap Serrat light house abeam 5 miles. (37.14N, 9.13E Tunisia).

10.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Divisional drill.

10.22am: Fratelli rocks abeam.

11.20am: 80 revs:

11.25am: altered course N61 ½ E (mag).

11.35am: Ras Egngela light house abeam. (37.21N, 9.44E Tunisia)

11.50am: Cap Carthage Light house abeam (36.52N, 10.21E Tunisia)

Noon: Altered course East. Number on sick list 11, Distance run through water 275.6 miles, variation allowed 9oW, current in 24 hours 233.10, course and distance made good 86o 260 miles, Latitude N 37.35 ½ , Longitude E 9.55 ½ , true bearing and distance Cani rocks light house 115o 20 miles. Water expended 20 tons, water remaining 66 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 170 tons, fuel remaining 1095 tons.

01.00pm: altered course S60 ½ E(mag).

04.00pm: Quarters. Issued identification discs.

04.58pm: Cap Bon light house abeam 7.6 miles. (37.5N, 11.3E)

08.47pm: Cozzo Spadaro light house abeam 6.5 miles (36.41N, 15.9E Sicily)

11.00pm: Put clocks on 10 min.


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4 February 1915

Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

01.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

04.00am: Put clocks on 10 mins to 1 hour on G.M.T.

04.05am: Sighted ‘Gozo’ light S40 ½ E (mag)

05.45am: Hauled in Port log.

06.00am: Gozo light abeam 12.7 miles, altered course S45E (mag)

06.30am: lit fires in picket boat.

07.00am: altered course as required for Malta harbour by swept channel.

08.15am: 8 knts.

08.20am: Entered breakwater proceeded course and speed as required alongside Hamilton Wharf.

09.10am: ‘Dartmouth’ arrived.

10.00am: Employed Striking in topmast, coaling ship and as required.

10.30am: Coaled ship, native labour.

Noon: number on sick list 13, distance run through water 258.6 miles, variation allowed 7oW, course and distance made good various 255 miles, Fresh beef received 15370 lbs, vegetables received 10000 lbs, water received 54 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 100 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 81 tons, received 750 tons, fuel remaining 1744 tons.

01.00pm: Employed coaling ship, drawing stores & as required.

02.40pm: ‘Cornwallis’ arrived.

03.15pm: Finished coaling – received 730 tons.

04.00pm: Leave to Port watch till 7.0am 20 RNR stoker ratings joined ‘Indefatigable’

05.00pm: Employed striking in topmast & getting in provisions.

06.30pm: Picket boat drew fires.

08.30pm: Employed stowing provisions.


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5 February 1915

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

06.30am: Employed hoisting out torpedoes & cleaning ship.

09.00am: Employed landing in topmast. Disembarking torpedoes, cleaning & provisioning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 10, water received 25 tons, water distilled 80 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 105 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 86 tons, fuel remaining 1658 tons.(There is a massive discrepancy in water tonnage see yesterdays totals)

00.05pm: Read warrants No’s 111 & 112.

00.30pm: Discharged 2 ratings to detention quarters.

01.00pm: 5 ratings joined from ‘Egmont’.

01.30pm: Tested life buoys – correct.

02.00pm: Hoisted in picket boat & steam pinnace.

04.00pm: Pilot came on board.

04.08pm: Cast off from Hamilton wharf – ship turned by tugs, pilot in charge.

04.15pm: Cast off tugs. Pilot left ship.

04.30pm: Proceeded 50 revs: course & speed as required for leaving harbour & for swept channel, 80 revs.

04.39pm: Fort St Elmo breakwater light S80W 1 mile, shaped course S87 ½ E (mag)

06.15pm: Streamed port log.

06.30pm: 1/3 armament manned.

11.00pm: Exercised sbc (sea boats crews)

11.15pm: Put clocks on 10 min.


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6 February 1915

Malta to Port Trebuki Skyros island.

Lat 36.1, Long 19.4

03.00am: Put clocks on 10 min to 1 hour 20min in front of G.M.T.

09.30am: Employed cleaning ship and as required.

Noon: number on sick list 16, distance run through water 250.6 miles, variation allowed 5 ½ oW, current in 24 hours 112o 5 miles, course and distance made good 86o 255 miles, Latitude N 36.12, longitude E 19.37 ½ , true bearing and distance Cape Matapan 85o 137 miles (in the gulf of Patras Akra Rion) , water distilled 10 tons, Water expended 20 tons, water remaining 95 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 171 tons, fuel remaining 1487 tons.

01.00pm: 1/3 armament manned.

01.30pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

03.48pm: Sighted land on port bow.

07.00pm: Put clocks on 10 min.

10.00pm: altered course N77E (mag).

10.20pm: altered course N72E (mag) Cape Matapan light not burning.

11.30pm: Put clocks on 10 min.

11.53pm: Cape Spathi (Kithira Island Greece) light abeam 2 miles, altered course S73E (mag).

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7 February 1915

Malta to Port Trebuki Skyros island.

Lat 37.9, Long 24.6

01.00am: Sighted Cape Maleas (36.27N, 23.12E) light N9W (map) altered course N20E (mag).

01.25am: Cape Maleas light abeam.

01.37am: Sighted Belo pulo (Actually VELOPOULA ISLAND) Light N18 ½ E (mag).

01.55am: altered course N10E (mag).

02.00am: exercised SBC (sea boat crews)

02.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

03.57am: Belo Pulo (actually Velopoula) light abeam 4.3 miles altered course N51E (mag).

05.54am: Cape Zurva (Hydra Island) abeam 11.4 miles.

06.40am: altered course N40E (mag).

07.14am: S. Georgios (Gios georgios island)Light abeam 3 miles. Challenged & answered by French cruiser.

08.24am altered course N51E.

08.55am: P Nikolaos (Kea Island) light abeam 3 ¼ miles.

10.56am: Phassa (Actually Fasa Light house on Andros Island) light house abeam 3 miles.

11.00am: altered course N3E (mag) Adjusted standard compass with ships head North. Put clock on 10 min (to 2 hour in front of G.M.T.).

Noon Hauled in port log altered course N2W. number on sick list 13, distance run through water 305 miles, variation allowed 4o W, Current noon to 8pm 115o 8 miles, Latitude N 38.11, Longitude E 24.40 ½ , true bearing and distance Marmora Channel 355o 36 miles. Water distilled 22 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 97 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 140 tons, fuel remaining 1347 tons.

01.30pm: Observed deviations on NE:E.

01.45pm: Resumed course N15W.

02.45pm: 8 knts : altered course N2E & as required for entering P Trebuki, Skyros Island. (There is no such place listed on Skyros, suspect [from lat & long observations] that the ship is anchored adjacent to Linaria harbour Skyros).

03.05pm: Stopped.

03.16pm: came to with starboard anchor in 33 fthms and veered to 8 shackles.

03.30pm: Manned 2 of the 12 pounders & starboard battery.

04.00pm: Employed preparing for coaling & as required.

05.20pm: Vice admiral, Inflexible shifted flag to Racoon.

05.30pm: ‘Racoon’ sailed. Raised steam in picket boat & 1st steam pinnace.

06.05pm: ‘Dublin’ Proceeded.

06.30pm: Discharged 15 ratings to Inflexible.

07.00pm: 1st steam pinnace drew fires.

10.30pm: Light guns manned.


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8 February 1915

P. Trebuki (now Trebuki Bay, opening protected by Sarakino Islet)

Lat 38.78, Long 24.59

02.00am: Light Q.F. guns manned. (Quick firing)

06.30am: Collier ‘Amieus’ came alongside.

07.00am: Tested life buoys – correct.

07.30am: French battleship ‘Bouvet’ arrived. (Bouvet spent the majority of her career alternating between the Northern and Mediterranean Squadrons. At the outbreak of World War I, she escorted troop convoys from North Africa to France. She then joined the naval operations off the Dardanelles, where she participated in a major attack on the Turkish fortresses in the straits on 18 March 1915. During the attack, she was hit approximately eight times by shellfire, though did not suffer fatal damage. She struck a mine at around 3:15, and sank within two minutes; only some 50 men were rescued from a complement of 710. Two British battleships were also sunk by mines that day, and the disaster convinced the Allies to abandon the naval campaign in favour of an amphibious assault on Gallipoli.)

08.00am: 2 ratings joined ship.

09.40am: Vice Admiral de Robeck & staff left ship.

09.45am: Struck Vice Admirals flag. Hoisted in ‘Inflexible’.

10.40am: Finished coaling, received 400 tons. Collier shoved off.

11.00am: Hoisted in picket boat, placed lookouts & mine sinking party

11.50am: Weighed starboard anchor, proceeded course & speed as required for leaving harbour.

Noon: number on sick list 12, distance run through water 37.7 miles, variation allowed 3 ½ oW, course & distance made good various 37 miles, water distilled 15 tons, water expended 22 tons, water remaining 90 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 104 tons, fuel remaining 1643 tons.

00.25pm: Lithari point light house abeam (no such place on Skyros, suspect it should be Linaria light house) Shaped course N55E 9mag) 86 revs:

01.30pm: 1/3 armament manned, maxims & mine sinking parties in tops.

03.30pm: altered course N41E (mag)

06.04pm: altered course N47E (mag)

06.10pm: Porente point light N40E (mag) (not able to locate this light suspect it has been removed since 1915)

06.50pm: Course & speed as required for anchorage.

08.50pm: Stopped came to with starboard anchor in 22 fthms & veered to 8 shackles off Starboard side of Tenedos (Turkey)

09.00pm: Interpreter & 3 ratings joined.

09.30pm: Captain Coode joined from ‘Blenheim’

10.00pm: ‘Blenheim’ sailed.

11.00pm: 1/3 armament manned.


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9 February 1915

Tenedos Island.

Lat 39.79, Long 26.07

01.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

09.00am: Employed cleaning ship & as required.

10.15am: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded as required for shifting berth & cables in shore.

10.40am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 21 fthms & veered to 8 shackles.

Noon: number on sick list 14, distance run through water 98.3 miles, variation allowed 3 ½ o W, course and distance made good various 92 miles, water distilled 19 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 89 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 76 tons, fuel remaining 1567 tons.

00.30pm: Discharged 4 ratings to ‘Jed’ & 1 to ‘Colne’.

01.00pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

02.00pm: ‘Colne’ proceeded.

03.30pm: ‘Colne’ returned, escorting SS ‘Armourer.

10.00pm: 1/3 armament manned, cable ready for shipping, steam on main engines.

10.30pm: Exercised SBC (sea boats crews)


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10 February 1915

Tenedos Island.

Lat 39.79, Long 26.07

01.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

05.30am: French submarine proceeded.

07.00am: ‘Inflexible’ anchored. ‘Jed’ proceeded.

08.00am: ‘Wolverine’ & ‘Scorpion’ arrived.

08.30am: ‘Welland’ proceeded.

09.30am: Employed galling up sheet cable & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 12, water distilled 14 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 83 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 82 tons, fuel remaining 1485 tons.

00.30pm: Hands making & mending clothes

01.30pm: ‘Jed’ arrived ‘Dublin’ closed.

02.00pm: Distributed fresh provisions to TBN’s.

03.00pm: ‘Grampus’ & ‘Renard’ sailed.

06.30pm: ‘Mosquito’ returned.

07.00pm: ‘Inflexible proceeded.

07.30pm: SS ‘Armourer’ sailed for Piraeus.

09.30pm: 1/3 armament manned.

11.30pm: ‘Mosquito’ proceeded.


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11 February 1915

Tenedos Island.

Lat 39.79, Long 26.07

01.00am: Exercised SBC (sea boats crews)

01.30am: 2 12pounders, 2 3 pounders manned, steam on main engines. Cable ready for slipping.

08.00am: ‘Jed’ & ‘Colne’ arrived.

09.00am: Employed preparing for coaling & as required.

09.30am: Sent gunlayers & trainers to ‘Welland’.

10.00am: ‘Welland’ proceeded.

10.30am: ‘Chelmer’ secured alongside.

Noon: number on sick list 14, water distilled 22 tons, water expended 25 tons, water remaining 80 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 86 tons, fuel remaining 1399 tons.

01.30pm: Hands making and mending clothes.

03.00pm: French submarine ‘Fardrad’ came alongside.(there was no known French submarine of this name, I suspect it should have been Faraday (Q78) 1911-22)

06.10pm: ‘Chelmer’ cast off & proceeded.

06.40pm: French submarine ‘Verrier’ arrived (Le Verrier Q88 1912 -1925)

11.30pm: 1/3 armament manned.


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12 February 1915

Tenedos Island.

Lat 39.79, Long 26.07

01.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

07.10am: Collier came alongside.

07.52am: Commenced coaling.

08.30am: ‘Basilisk’ & Grasshopper’ arrived.

09.00am: 1 rating joined from ‘Grasshopper’

09.30am: Employed coaling ship.

11.15am: Finished coaling; received 400 tons.

11.25am: Collier left ship.

Noon: number on sick list 12, water distilled 27 tons, water expended 25 tons, water remaining 82 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 83 tons, fuel remaining 1716 tons.

00.45pm: ‘Welland’ arrived.

01.00pm: Tested 12” & 6” gun sights.

01.30pm: Employed cleaning ship.

02.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to ‘Grasshopper’.

03.20pm: ‘Chelmer & ‘Colne’ proceeded.

03.50pm: French submarine ‘Le Verrier’ came alongside.

04.30pm: ‘Le Verrier’ left ship.

05.00pm: Discharged Lieut Fletcher RNR to ‘Jed’.

05.30pm: Acting sub-Lieut Fryer RNR joined ship.

06.00pm: 2 12 pounders in each battery manned.

06.30pm: Tested 6” gun sights.

07.30pm: 1/3 armament manned.

11.00pm: French Cruiser ‘Charlemagne’ anchored.

11.40pm: ‘Mosquito’ anchored.


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13 February 1915

Place Tenedos to Port Trebuki, Skyros island Greece.

Lat 39.4, Long 25.6

01.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

07.00am: 2 12 pounders each side manned.

07.50am: ‘Cornwallis’ anchored.

08.00am: Discharged Interpreter and 3 ratings to ‘Cornwallis’. Captain Coode to ‘Cornwallis’.

09.00am: Weighed & proceeded as required.

09.20am: Shaped course S40W 9mag) 73 revs:

09.34am: Ponente point light house N7E (mag) 5 ½ miles (this light house was on the extreme west side of Tenedos (Bozcaada) it is no longer there)

10.00am: Employed placing sand bags over upper deck casements & as required. Noon: number on sick list 14, distance through water 33 miles, variation allowed 3oW, course and distance made good 216o 32 miles, Latitude N 39.22, Longitude E 25.36, true bearing and distance Lithari point light house 230o 55 miles.(South side of Skyros Island Greece).Water distilled 30 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 92 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 104 tons, fuel remaining 1612 tons.

01.00pm: Altered course S56W (mag).

02.45pm: Altered course S49W (mag).

03.00pm: 4 12 pounders & 2 maxims manned.

04.22pm: altered course as required to round Lithari point and for Marmora channel.

04.40pm: Lithari point light house abeam 1 mile.

05.25pm: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 35 fthms & veered to 8 shackles: hoisted out picket boat.

06.30pm: Darkened ship.

07.00pm: 2 - 2 pounders & 2 - 3 pounders manned.

08.00pm: Steam for 10 knots at 1 hours notice & for full speed at 1 ½ hours notice.


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14 February 1915

Port Trebuki, Skyros Island, Greece.

Lat 38.78, Long 24.59

01.30am: 2 x 12pounders & 2 x 3 pounders manned.

04.45am: French destroyer ‘Poignard’ arrived.

05.30am: Steam in picket boat.

09.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Divine service.

10.30am: Acting Vice Admiral de Robeck & staff joined ship. Broke out Vice Admirals flag.

11.55am: French Rear Admiral & staff came onboard.

Noon: number on sick list 12, Distance run through water 63 miles, variation allowed 3 ½ oW, course and distance made good various 63 miles, water distilled 30 tons, water expended 22 tons, water remaining 100 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 56 tons, fuel remaining 1556 tons.

01.20pm: ‘Triumph’ arrived.

06.00pm: 1/3 heavy armament manned – picket boats of fleet patrolling entrances.


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15 February 1915

Skyros Island Greece to Tenedos Island.

Lat 38.78, Long 24.59

00.30am: 1/3 heavy armament manned – picket boats of fleet patrolling entrances.

09.00am: Employed striking F. topmast, placing protection & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 12, Bread received 960 lbs, water distilled 7 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 87 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 77 tons, fuel remaining 1479 tons.

01.00pm: ‘Amieus’ came alongside – discharged torpedoes, employed as required.

03.45pm: ‘Amieus’ left ship. Hoisted in picket boat.

06.05pm: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded 50 revs: course & speed as required for Marmora channel & for rounding Skyros island.

07.05pm: Lithari point light house abeam 1.3 miles, shaped course N57E (mag).

09.00pm: 1/3 armament manned.

10.30pm: exercised sbc (sea boats crews)

12.00pm: midnight altered course N40E sighted Sigri (Lesbos) light N88E (map).


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16 February 1915

Tenedos.

Lat 39.79, Long 26.07

01.38am: Sigri (lesbos) Island light abeam: 12.8 miles.

02.00am: altered course N35E (mag) 36 revs:

06.00am: altered course N71E (mag)

06.30am:60 revs:

06.50am: 66 revs: altered course N60W & as required for rounding West End of Tenedos Island.

07.40am: 50 revs:

07.50am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 14 ½ fthms & veered to 5 shackles:

08.00am: Hoisted out picket boat.

09.30am: Employed preparing ship for action.

10.00am: Exercised control drill.

10.30am: ‘Triumph’ anchored.

Noon: number on sick list 13, distance travelled through water 104.5 miles, course and distance made good various 100 miles, water distilled 21 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 88 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 75 tons, fuel remaining 1404 tons.

00.15pm: ‘Triumph’ proceeded.

01.30pm: Employed preparing for action and as required.

06.10pm: Weighed.

06.20pm: Proceeded 73 revs, course as required for rounding East end of Tenedos.

07.20pm: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 23 fthms & veered to 8 shackles on South side of Tenedos.


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17 February 1915

Tenedos.

Lat 39.47, Long 25.59

01.30am: 1/8 armament manned.

05.30am: Shortened in – weighed starboard anchor

05.50am: Proceeded as required.

05.55am: 73 revs: course & speed as required to round East end of Tenedos.

06.52 am: stopped – came to with port anchor in 15 ½ fthms: & veered to 6 shackles. Hoisted out picket boat – prepared for coaling.

07.50am: Collier came alongside.

04.20am: ‘Ark Royal’ arrived.

08.35am: commenced coaling.

10.00am: Employed coaling ship.

Noon: number on sick list 14, distance run through water 22 miles, water distilled 23 tons, water expended 24 tons, water remaining 87 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 75 tons, fuel remaining 1699 tons.

00.32pm: Finished coaling – received 370 tons.

01.00pm: ‘Racoon’ arrived.

02.00pm: Employed cleaning ship.

04.00pm: Hoisted in picket boat & steam pinnace, P.B. drew fires.

06.00pm: 1/3 armament manned.

06.57pm: Weighed starboard anchor (somewhat strange as he dropped the port anchor originally)& proceeded 53 revs: course as required to round Eastern end of Tenedos.

07.30pm: 73 revs:

08.20pm: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 23 fthms & veered to 8 shackles on South side of Tenedos.


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18 February 1915

Tenedos.

Lat 39.48, Long 25.59

01.00am: 1/3 armament manned.

05.30am: Weighed starboard anchor.

05.45am: Proceeded 73 revs: course & speed as required to round N.E. end of Tenedos.

07.00am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 16 ½ fthms & veered to 7 shackles on North side of Tenedos.

2 – 12 pounders & 2 – 3 pounders manned.

09.04am: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded 73 revs course and speed as required for rounding eastern end of Tenedos.

10.00am: 50 revs: & as required.

10.12am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 22 fthms & veered to 8 shackles on south side of Tenedos.

11.30am: employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 11, distance run through water 38 miles, course and distance made good various 12 miles. Water distilled 17 tons, water expended 30 tons, water remaining 74 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 74 tons, fuel remaining 1625 tons.

01.00pm: Employed as required & washed clothes.

04.40pm: French cruiser ‘Amiral Charner’ arrived.

06.00pm: ‘Amiral Charner’ sailed, Hoisted in picket boat – drew fires

06.35pm: ‘Triumph’ proceeded.

09.00pm: 1/3 armament manned.

11.30pm: ‘Mosquito’ arrived.


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19 February 1915

Off Dardanelles.

Lat 40.0, Long 26.1 [approx.]

05.30am: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded as required to round West end of Tenedos Island.

05.43am: 62 revs:

07.00am: Stopped 1 mile south of Drepano Island (now known as Orak Adasi, Turkey)’Basilisk’, ‘Racoon’ and ‘Grasshopper’ in company.

07.30am: Course & speed as required to support reconnaissance by seaplanes & for operations.

08.15am: Vice Admiral Mediterranean destroyer squadron in ‘Inflexible’ arrived. Struck Vice Admiral flag & hoisted Rear Admiral flag.

09.00am: ‘Cornwallis’, ‘Albion’, ‘Inflexible’, ‘Dublin’, ‘Amethyst’, ‘Triumph’, ‘Bouvet’, ‘Charlemagne’, ‘Gaulois’ ‘Saffren’ , TBD’s, Submarines, ‘Ark royal’ & seaplanes taking station for bombardment of outer forts.

11.30am: Relieved ‘Cornwallis’ in firing position.

11.45am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 15 fthms, & veered to 8 shackles, spring on cable.

Noon: number on sick list 4, distance run through water 31 miles, variation allowed 3o W, course and distance made good about 8 miles to Northward. Water distilled 12 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 68 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 104 tons, fuel remaining 1521 tons.

00.13pm: Opened fire with turrets on No 4 fort.

02.00pm: Ships ordered to bombard forts at closer range.

02.40pm: Weighed – proceeded as required, closed to 10750 yards:

03.25pm: Closed to 9000 yards

03.54pm: Opened fire with 6” guns at 8000 yards.

04.18pm: Closed to 5000 yards: fired at Kum Kale at about 5500 yards with 12” & at No 4 at about 4500 yards with 6”.

04.35pm: Opened fire with 6” on Seddulbahir fort (No3).

04.45pm: Cape Helles fort (No1) opened fire on Vengeance. Turned to Westwards.

04.49pm: All guns firing at Cape Helles fort.(Fort No 1A)

04.58pm: Checked fire 12” No 4 fort firing.

05.28pm: Ceased fire.

06.20pm: Proceeded S45W 49 revs: in single line. ‘Cornwallis’, ‘Triumph’,& ‘Albion’ astern. Other ships proceeded to Southward.

07.48pm: Ponente point light house on Port beam 8.5 miles.

08.55pm: Limnos N.East light abeam.

11.00pm: 1/3 armament manned.

11.10pm: Kastra Island light abeam.


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20 February 1915

Tenedos Island.

Lat 39.48, Long 25.59.

00.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

03.10am: ‘Triumph’ quitted line.

06.00am: altered course N75E & as required for anchorage : 10 knts.

07.30am: 8 knts:

07.47am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 24 fthms & veered to 6 shackles on South side of Tenedos Island.

09.17am: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded as required to take station in single line, ‘Inflexible’ leading.

09.52am: Divisions. Prayers. Employed as required: course & speed as required to round west side of Tenedos.

11.09am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 17 fthms & veered to 6 shackles.

Noon: number on sick list 4, distance run through water 149 miles, course and distance made good about 5 miles to southward, water expended 16 tons, water remaining 52 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 108 tons, fuel remaining 1413 tons.

01.00pm: Discharged 1 cot case to ‘Blenheim’.

02.00pm: Employed as required.

05.00pm: Hoisted in picket boat – drew fires.

06.00pm: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded : 10 knts, course & speed as required to round Porente point, ‘Albion’, ‘Cornwallis’ & ‘Triumph’ in company. ‘Irrestible’ took station in line.

06.40pm: 8 knts

07.00pm: Ponente point light house on port beam 3 miles, course S54W.

11.00pm: 1/3 armament manned.


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21 February 1915

off Dardanelles.

Lat 40.0, Long 26.1 [approx.]

01.30am: Altered course N54E

02.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

03.25am: Kastra Island light abeam.

07.15am: Rabbit Island S69E. (Vardianoi Island Greece)

07.30am: altered course S25W & as required to take station abeam of 1st division: ‘Irrestible’ hauled out of line.

09.00am: Course & speed as required for anchorage : each division anchoring separately.

10.25am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 16 ½ fthms & veered to 6 shackles on North side of Tenedos, ships in column NW6W 2 ½ cables apart, 1st and 3rd divisions anchored to Eastward.

11.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

Noon: number on sick list 4, distance run through water 132.2 miles, variation allowed 3oW, water distilled 10 tons, water expended 16 tons, water remaining 46 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 103 tons, fuel remaining 1310 tons.

05.35pm: Weighed starboard anchor – proceeded as required to round Ponente point. Ships of 2nd division astern.

06.18pm: 48 revs:

06.27pm: Shaped course S52W.

07.15pm: Ponente point light abeam 3 miles.

10.30pm: 1/3 armament manned.


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22 February 1915

Off Dardanelles

Lat 40.0, Long 26.1 [approx.]

02.30am: altered course N71E (mag)

03.45am: altered course as required : for steam vessel & resumed course.

07.20am: altered course S40W.

08.40am: 63 revs:

08.45am: altered course as required for anchorage.

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

09.52am: 36 revs:

09.55am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 16 fthms & veered to 6 shackles on North side of Tenedos. Ships of 2nd division bearing NW6W, 2 ½ cables apart.

Noon: number on sick list 3, distance run through water 109 miles, variation allowed 3oW, water distilled 14 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 42 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 114 tons, fuel remaining 1196 tons.

02.30pm: Employed as required.

06.27pm: Weighed starboard anchor – proceeded 62 revs: course as required to round Ponente point – 2nd division in single line.

06.55pm: 49 revs:

07.30pm: Ponente light house abeam 3 ¼ miles, course S54W.

09.03pm: Cape Plaka light abeam.(Now named Limnos Island)

11.30pm: 1/3 armament manned.


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23 February 1915

Off Dardanelles

Lat 40.0, Long 26.1 [approx.]

02.30am: altered course N55E.

05.08am: Sighed Cape Plaka light N5E.

05.25am: Kastra Island light abeam 12 miles.

08.04am: 61 revs:

09.35am: Course & speed as required for anchorage.

09.45am: Anchored 2nd division , proceeded as required to anchor independently.

10.15am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 12 fthms & veered to 6 shackles: hoisted out picket boat.

11.30am: Collier ‘Laristan’ came alongside.

11.45am: ‘Dublin’ arrived.

Noon: Ship Dragging – collier cast off. Number on sick list 7, distance run through water 122.5 miles, variation allowed 3oW, water distilled 20 tons, water expended 16 tons, water remaining 46 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 102 tons, received 360 tons, fuel remaining 1454 tons.

00.05pm: Weighed & proceeded as required to shift berth.

01.35pm: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 12 ½ fthms & veered to 8 shackles, let go port anchor & veered to 4 shackles.

01.55pm: Collier came alongside. Commenced coaling.

05.45pm: Finished coaling – received 360 tons, collier shoved off.

06.40pm: Weighed port anchor. Hoisted in picket boat Veered to 7 shackles on starboard cable.

11.30pm: Armament manned.


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24 February 1915

Off Dardanelles.

Lat 40.0, Long 26.1 [approx.]

01.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

05.00am: Weighed starboard anchor. Proceeded as required to round Ponente point.

06.35am: Sighted 2nd division: 2nd Division took station astern.

06.55am: Sighted 1st Division course & speed as required.

08.15am: Took station astern of 1st division.

09.55am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical drill.

10.00am: Employed as required.

11.32am: Stopped – 1st & 2nd divisions came to with starboard anchor & veered to 6 shackles in 16 ½ fthms.

Noon: number on sick list 7, distance run through water 61.5 miles, variation allowed 3oW, water distilled 15 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 43 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 96 tons, fuel remaining 1728 tons.

00.30pm: Hoisted out picket boat – prepared for coaling.

02.50pm: Collier came alongside.

03.15pm: Commenced coaling.

03.45pm: ‘Dartmouth’ arrived, flying flag of Rear Admiral Wemyss.

05.45pm: ‘Dartmouth’ proceeded. 1st division proceeded:

06.00pm: Finished coaling – received 370 tons.

06.15pm: Remaining ships of 2nd division proceeded: Hoisted in picket boat.

09.30pm: 1/3 armament manned. Set anchor watch.


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25 February 1915

Off Dardanelles.

Lat 40.0, Long 26.1 [approx.]

01.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

05.00am: Weighed starboard anchor proceeded as required to round Ponente point & for rendezvous.

06.40am: Sighted 1st & 2nd divisions. Ships of 2nd division took station astern.

07.00am: Proceeded as required to take station astern of 1st division.

09.20am: course and speed as required to take up position for bombardment of Dardanelles outer forts.

10.00am: Hands at action stations.

10.30am: Ships firing at outer forts & under fire from forts.

Noon: number on sick list 4, distance run through water 39 miles, variation allowed 3oW, course and distance made good about 14 miles, water distilled 21 tons, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 29 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 106 tons, fuel remaining 1622 tons.

00.05pm: Proceeded to 2500 yards from No4 fort.

00.54pm: Opened fire on No’s 1 & 4 forts.

00.59pm: No 3 fort opened fire on ‘Vengeance’.

01.37pm: Stopped – course & speed as required to remain off Dardanelles entrance.

03.11pm: Proceeded to core operations of minesweepers. Hands at action stations. Fired at all forts.

06.30pm: Minesweepers proceeded into Dardanelles.

06.40pm: No’s 1, 3 & 6 forts on fire.

06.50pm: Ship stopped & as required to remain off entrance to Dardanelles.

11.30pm: Minesweepers returning from Dardanelles.


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26 February 1915

Off Dardanelles.

Lat 40.0, Long 26.1 [approx.]

00.30am; Ship stopped & as required to remain off entrance to Dardanelles.

02.30am: ½ hands at action stations.

05.30am: Course and speed as required for operations.

09.00am: Hands at action stations.

Noon: number on sick list 4, distance run through water 44 miles, variation allowed 3oW, water distilled 13 tons, water expended 13 tons, water remaining 49 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 103 tons, fuel remaining 1519 tons.

02.20pm: Landed demolition party under Lieut Commander Robinson covering force of 49 marines under Major Heriot

(Both officers mentioned in dispatches “The destruction of the guns in fort No. 3 by "Irresistible," and in Nos. 4 and 6 by "Vengeance," was most smartly and effectively carried out on the 26th February and the 1st March by demolition parties from those ships, which were ably supported by their detachments of Royal Marines.

In this service the following officers are specially and strongly recommended:

Major G. M. Heriot, D.S.O , R.M.L.I., "Vengeance."

Lieutenant-Commander (T.) E. G. Robinson, "Vengeance." Lt-Cdr Eric Gascoigne Robinson who led the Vengeance demolition party was awarded the Victoria Cross for his gallantry under fire) (actual report:- 2.0 the orders were given. For the European side the demolition party was furnished by the Irresistible, and that for Kum Kale by the Vengeance, and both ships, together with the Cornwallis, Dublin, Racoon and Basilisk were to take up positions to cover the operation from the sea. The Vengeance party, which had the more extended programme, was the first to land. It consisted of fifty marines under Major G. M. Heriot, and a demolition party under Lieutenant-Commander E. G. Robinson, R.N.

Its instructions were not only to deal with Kum Kale, but to push on as far as Orkanie and destroy the guns in the battery and also two anti-aircraft guns that had been located hard by at Achilles' Tomb. They were also to endeavour to complete the destruction of the bridge over the Mendere River. It was an ambitious programme, but to cover the more hazardous part the Dublin took station close in to Yeni Shehr, while the Vengeance lay off the cemetery behind Kum Kale and the Basilisk stood by inside off the mouth of the river.

The landing took place at 2.30 at the pier, just east of the ruined fort, undisturbed. Advancing at once through the village, the party reached the cemetery beyond, without meeting any opposition. Here, however, they came under fire, and it looked as though an attack was about to be launched on them from Yeni Shehr. Still they pushed on, till the fire grew so hot that they were held up in a hollow beyond the cemetery. The worst of it seemed to be coming from some windmills on a ridge between them and Yeni Shehr. This was soon settled by the Dublin, who was so close in that by firing lyddite she had the mills in ruins in three minutes. Still the marines could not advance. Their flanking party, which had been thrown out on the left towards the Mendere River, had been ambushed, with the loss of a sergeant killed and two men wounded, and the result was that the main body was now under a cross fire from the direction of the river and also from the north part of the cemetery in their rear.

To reach Orkanie under these conditions seemed hardly possible, but Lieutenant-Commander Robinson believed he could at least get as far as Achilles' Tomb, and got leave to try. Leading his party out, he reached a point half-way to the mound without loss, and then, not knowing whether Orkanie was occupied, and being unwilling to expose his men, he decided to proceed alone with a charge of gun-cotton. His reward was to find the anti-aircraft position deserted, and after destroying one of the guns he made his way back for another charge. But by this time the Dublin had subdued the fire from Yeni Shehr, so he took his party with him, for he had also found that the Orkanie battery was as deserted as the mound. He was thus able to destroy both the second anti-aircraft gun and the mounting of the only remaining gun in the battery. For this well-judged and intrepid piece of work in addition to his previous record in mine-sweeping Lieutenant-Commander Robinson was awarded the Victoria Cross. The Mendere bridge remained, but no more was possible. Major Heriot had signalled to the Vengeance that the enemy was in force, and Admiral de Robeck replied with the recall. Though they met with some opposition on the way back, especially from snipers in the cemetery, they reached the boats without further loss, bringing with them the two wounded men of the flanking party.

02.30pm: Hands at action stations. Opened fire as required on troops attacking landing party.

06.30pm: Landing party returned – 1 Killed – 3 wounded. Sent wounded to hospital ship ‘Soudan’ in charge of Surgeon Ross.

     Particulars of death: Ernest Turnbull Male: 28 years 6 months 20 days old : Sergeant RMLI – Englishman. 57 Brayburne avenue, Clapham Common, London SW – Rifle fire in action. Bullet wounds of right leg, abdomen, chest & right wrist – Bayonet wound of abdomen.

11.00pm: Ship stopped & as required to remain off entrance to Dardanelles.


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27 February 1915

Off Dardanelles.

Lat 40.0, Long 26.1 [approx.]

00.30am: Ship stopped & as required to remain off entrance to Dardanelles.

02.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

07.00am: Field funeral service for burial of late Sergeant Turnbull – Killed in action.

09.00am: Course & speed as required to remain off Dardanelles.

09.50am: Surgeon Ross returned on board.

10.37am: Proceeded as required for Imbros Island.

11.30am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 17 fthms & veered to 8 shackles on south side of Imbros island.

Noon: number on sick list 5, distance run through water 49 miles, variation allowed 3oW, course and distance made good about 8 miles, water distilled 13 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 42 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 101 tons, fuel remaining 1418 tons.

00.05pm: 2 – 12 pounders & 2 – 3 pounders manned.

01.00pm: Lieut French navy & 3 French signalmen joined from ‘Inflexible’.

03.45pm: ‘Amethyst’ anchored.

05.20pm: Weighed & proceeded as required for entrance to Dardanelles.

07.00pm: Course and speed as required to remain off Dardanelles.

08.47pm: Proceeded 12 knts, course and speed as required for south side of Tenedos.

11.25pm: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 23 fthms & veered to 6 shackles. Discharged 5 stoker ratings, cot cases to hospital ship ‘Soudan’.


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28 February 1915

from Tenedos to Port Moudros (limnos Island Greece).

Lat 39.7, Long 25.6

01.00am: 1/3 armament manned.

09.00am: Rear Admiral & staff transferred to ‘Irresistible’. Struck Rear Admirals flag- ‘Irresistible’ hoisted Rear Admirals flag.

09.40am: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded as required. Hoisted in picket boat.

10.10am: Ponente point light house N 3 miles (about) shaped course West 10 knts.

Noon: number on sick list 5, distance run through water 62.5 miles, variation allowed 3oW, course and distance made good about 20 miles, Latitude N 39.44, Longitude E 25.34 true bearing and distance Cape Irene W6N 10 miles.(southern tip of Agios Efstratios). Water distilled 13 tons, water expended 19 tons, water remaining 36 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 79 tons, fuel remaining 1339 tons.

00.40pm: course and speed as required for entering port Mudros.

02.20pm: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 9 fthms, starboard anchor dragging – let go port anchor veered to 8 shackles on starboard anchor & 3 shackles on port anchor.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Submarine B8 arrived.

[Vengeance, pre-Dreadnought battleship, boiler explosion

JOHNSON, Frederick T, Stoker 1c, 21 years old K 19889 (Ch) Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Johnson, of Acol Hill Cottages, Acol, Birchington, Kent.

PARKER, Arthur C, Stoker, 24 years old RNR, 1319 S (Ch) Husband of Mrs. D. Lewery (formerly Parker), of 90A, Fore St., Ipswich.

Both killed.]



LOGS FOR MARCH 1915


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1 March 1915

Off Dardanelles.

Lat 40.0, Long 26.1 [approx.]

06.30am: Hoisted out picket boat.

07.35am: French Submarine ‘Le Verrier’ proceeded.French TBD ‘Conger’ proceeded.

08.25am: Sub ‘Coulonne & French TBD ‘Fanfare’ arrived: ‘Basilisk’ & ‘Racoon’ proceeded.

09.05am: Divisions. Prayers. Employed cleaning guns.

09.35am: French minesweeper ‘Ville de Rabat’ arrived.

Noon: number on sick list 5, Distance run through water 22 miles, variation allowed 3 ½ oW, course and distance made good various 20 miles, water distilled 10 tons, water expended 24 tons, water remaining 22 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 26 tons, fuel remaining 1313 tons.

00.22pm: ‘Mosquito’ proceeded.

01.15pm: Squadron of French minesweepers arrived.

02.00pm: Hands washing clothes.

04.00pm: ‘Dublin’ arrived.

05.00pm: Weighed port anchor prepared for coaling.

06.30pm: Darkened ship.

08.00pm: Picket boat drew fires.

10.00pm: 1 – 12 pounder & 1 - 3 pounder manned.


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2 March 1915

Port Moudros.

Lat 39.52, Long 25.14

01.30am: 1 – 12 pounder & 1 – 3 pounder manned.

04.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.00am: ‘Colne’ & ‘Chelmer’ proceeded.

06.30am: ‘Dublin’ proceeded.

07.55am: Collier ‘Ingleside’ came alongside.

08.15am: Commenced coaling.

11.30am: Finished coaling, received 423 tons.

Noon: number on sick list 7, Fresh beef received 8228 lbs, vegetables received 11000 lbs, water received 63 tons, water distilled 14 tons, water expended 22 tons, water remaining 77 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 28 tons, fuel remaining 1708 tons.

00.05pm: Employed replacing gear & cleaning ship.

01.19pm: Submarines AE2 & B6 proceeded.

03.40pm: Minesweepers 48 & 102 proceeded.

04.15pm: Collier ‘Ingleside’ shoved off.

04.30pm: Tested life buoys – correct

07.00pm: ‘Wolverine’, ‘Scorpion’, ‘Grampus’ & ‘Renard’ arrived.

09.00pm: Picket boat drew fires.

09.30pm: ‘Dartmouth’ arrived.

10.30pm: 1 – 12 pounder & 1 – 3 pounder manned.


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3 March 1915

Port Moudros.

Lat 39.52, Long 25.14

01.00am: Two British minesweepers arrived.

01.35am: French Submarine arrived.

06.15am: Greek TBD arrived.

08.10am: French TBD ‘Fanfare’ arrived.

08.30am: French TBD ‘Sabretache’ proceeded.

09.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

11.30am: French battle ship ‘Bouvet’ arrived.

Noon: number on sick list 7, water distilled 13 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 70 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 26 tons, fuel remaining 1682 tons.

00.30pm: Read warrants No’s 113 & 114.

01.50pm: Greek TBD proceeded.

02.00pm: ‘Wolverine’,’Grampus’,’Renard’ & ‘Scorpion’ proceeded.

02.30pm: RFA ‘Carrigan Head’ proceeded.

03.00pm: Employed painting ship.

04.00pm: Quarters.

10.00pm: 1 – 12 pounder & 1 – 3 pounder manned.

11.00pm: ‘Albion’,’Triumph’,’Prince George’ & ‘Kennet’.

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4 March 1915

Port Moudros.

Lat 39.52, Long 25.14

01.30am: 1 – 12 pounder & 1 – 3 pounder manned.

07.15am: Troopship ‘Devanha’ & storeship ‘Carrigan Head’ arrived.

09.20am: ‘Jed’ arrived.

10.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.30am: Employed cleaning, refitting, painting & as required.

11.00am: Minesweepers No’s 10 & 339 sailed.

11.55am: ‘Dartmouth’ proceeded.

Noon: number on sick list 7, water distilled 13 tons, water expended 17 tons, water remaining 66 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 24 tons, fuel remaining 1658 tons.

02.50pm: RFA ‘Carrigan Head’ came alongside, Discharged empty cylinders & cases.

03.45pm: Troopship ‘Suffolk’ arrived.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.10pm: Submarine B11 proceeded: Troopship ‘Nizam’ & French TB arrived.

06.15pm: ‘Bouvet’ sailed.

06.35pm: ‘Carrigan Head’ cast off.

08.15pm: ‘Triumph’ proceeded.

10.00pm: 1 – 12 pounder & 1 – 3 pounder manned.


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5 March 1915

Place off Dardanelles.

Lat 40.0, Long 26.1

03.00am: 2 French minesweepers arrived.

06.37am: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded as required for leaving harbour.

07.54am: Cape Irene N28E 1.8 miles. Shaped course N72E.

09.00am: Divisions, Prayers.

10.00am: Employed as required.

11.40am: Course and speed as required to remain off Dardanelles entrance.

Noon: number on sick list 5, distance run through water 54 miles, variation allowed 3oW course and distance made good various 46 miles, Latitude N 40.0, longitude E 26.07, true bearing and distance Kumkale 80o 4 miles. Water distilled 28 tons, water expended 16 tons, water remaining 78 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 90 tons, fuel remaining 1568 tons.

01.30pm: Course & speed as required to remain off Dardanelles entrance.

04.45pm: Proceeded as required for North side Tenedos Island.

06.15pm: Stopped – came to with port anchor in 13 fthms & veered to 3 shackles.

06.46pm: Re-Hoisted Rear Admirals flag. Rear Admiral De Robeck & staff re-joined.

10.40pm: Veered to 6 shackles.


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6 March 1915

off Dardanelles

Lat 40.0, Long 26.1

01.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

08.25am: Weighed starboard anchor (initially dropped port anchor ?)& proceeded as required for Dardanelles.

09.51am: Entered Dardanelles Course and speed as required for attacking forts & batteries.

10.00am: Hands at action stations.

Noon: number on sick list 6, distance run through water 58.5 miles, variation allowed 3oW, course and distance made good various 5 miles, water expended 13 tons, water remaining 65 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 94 tons, fuel remaining 1474 tons.

01.30pm: Course and speed as required for attacking batteries & forts.

02.00pm: Hands at action stations.

04.45pm: Proceeded as required for North side of Tenedos Island.

06.20pm: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 17 fthms & veered to 6 shackles: Hoisted out picket boat.

09.00pm: 1 Midshipman joined ship.

09.30pm: 4 – 6” & 4 – 12 pounders manned.


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7 March 1915

Tenedos Island.

Lat 39.84, Long 26.07

01.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

03.45am: ‘Amethyst’ & minesweepers arrived.

07.30am: ‘Ark Royal’ proceeded.

09.10am: ‘Suffren’, ‘Charlemagne’,’Bouvet’ & ‘Gaulois’ proceeded.

10.00am: Divisions.

10.50am: ‘Kennet’ proceeded.

11.00am: Divine service.

11.05am: ‘Lord Nelson’ &’Agamemnon’ proceeded

11.06am: ‘Colne’,’Chelmer’ & ‘Kennet’ arrived: French submarine ‘Le Verrier’ arrived, ‘Wear’ sailed.

Noon: number on sick list 6, distance run through water 41 miles, course and distance made good various 14 miles, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 50 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 62 tons, fuel remaining 1412 tons.

00.30pm: Divers repairing damage done by shell on Port bow. Party drying out & replacing signals in boatswains store room.

05.00pm: ‘Lord Nelson’ , ‘Agamemnon’ & TBD’s arrived.

05.30pm: French minesweepers & French battle ship arrived.

06.00pm: Hoisted out both steam pinnaces.

06.20pm: ‘Amethyst’ proceeded.

07.55pm: ‘Dartmouth’ arrived.

09.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to ‘Lord Nelson’ for ‘Imogene’

10.30pm: 1/3 armament manned.


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8 March 1915

Dardanelles.

Lat 40.0, Long 26.1 [approx.]

01.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

04.00am: ‘Lord Nelson’ proceeded.

08.35am: ‘Canopus’ & ‘Cornwallis’ proceeded.

09.30am: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded as required for Dardanelles. Picket boat under weigh. ‘Queen Elizabeth’ firing at forts at the narrows; ‘Vengeance’, ‘Irresistible’, ‘Canopus’ & ‘Cornwallis’ supporting & firing at shore batteries. Vice Admirals flag hoisted in ‘Queen Elizabeth’, Hands at action stations.

Noon: number on sick list 3, distance run through water 17 miles variation allowed 3oW, course and distance made good various 15 miles, water distilled 10 tons, water expended 13 tons, water remaining 47 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 99 tons, fuel remaining 1313 tons.

01.30pm: Hands at action stations.

04.00pm: Proceeded out of Dardanelles & as required for Tenedos Island.

06.15pm: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 16 fthms & veered to 6 shackles off North side of Tenedos.

08.00pm: Commander Hon L. Lambart joined ship

10.00pm: 1/3 armament manned.

11.45pm: ‘Canopus’ anchored.


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9 March 1915

Tenedos Island.

Lat 39.84, Long 26.07

01.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

06.15am: ‘Amethyst’ arrived.

07.00am: Prepared for coaling.

08.00am: Collier ‘Cairngorm’ came alongside.

08.30am: French minesweeper proceeded.

08.40am: Commenced coaling.

09.10am: ‘Irresistible’ proceeded.

11.45am: Finished coaling received 427 tons.

Noon: number on sick list 3, distance run through water 38 miles, course and distance made good various 15 miles, water distilled 32 tons, water expended 19 tons, water remaining 60 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 56 tons, fuel remaining 1684 tons.

00.22pm: Collier cast off.

01.30pm: employed cleaning ship.

03.30pm: ‘Ocean’ anchored discharged 2 cot cases to ‘Soudan’.

04.25pm: ‘Colne’ & ‘Chelmer’ arrived.

04.55pm: ‘Irresistible’ anchored, ‘Mosquito’,’Vasilisk’, ‘Grasshopper’& ‘Renard’ proceeded.

05.00pm: ‘Ocean’ proceeded: French minesweeper arrived. Storeships ‘Dago’ & ‘Fanvrielle’ arrived, French hospital ship ‘Canada’ proceeded.

05.55pm: ‘Amethyst’ & ‘Sapphire’ proceeded.

08.00pm: ‘Kennett’ proceeded.

09.30pm: ½ armament manned.

11.30pm: ‘Kennett’ arrived.


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10 March 1915

Tenedos.

Lat 39.84, Long 26.07

01.30am: ½ armament manned.

05.30am: ‘Amethyst’ arrived.

06.40am: ‘Irresistible’ & ‘Ocean’ proceeded.

08.00am: Commodore Roger Keyes. C.O.S.(commander of submarines) joined ship.

‘Inflexible’ & ‘Queen Elizabeth’ proceeded.

09.40am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 4, water distilled 12 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 52 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 51 tons, fuel remaining 1633 tons.

01.45pm: Hospital ship ‘Soudan’ proceeded.

02.30pm: ‘Agamemnon’ proceeded. Hands washing clothes.

05.00pm: ‘Canopus’ & ‘Amethyst’ proceeded.

05.30pm: Submarine AE2 arrived.

07.30pm: ‘Majestic’ & ‘Ocean’ arrived.

10.00pm: ½ armament manned.


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11 March 1915

Tenedos.

Lat 39.84, Long 26.07

03.00am: TBD ‘Jed’ & minesweeper 705 arrived.

05.00am: ‘Kennett’ arrived.

05.30am: French minesweepers proceeded.

08.00am: ‘Suffren’, ‘Charlemagne’,’Bouvet’ & ‘Gaulois’ proceeded.

08.30am: ‘Amethyst’ & 6 minesweepers arrived.

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical drill.

10.00am: Employed cleaning ship & as required.

11.00am: ‘Canopus’ & ‘Cornwallis’ arrived.

11.50am: ‘Wear’ closed – Vice Admiral came onboard.

Noon: number on sick list 5, water distilled 19 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 53 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 50 tons, fuel remaining 1583 tons.

02.00pm: Hands washing clothes.

03.30pm: Submarines B10 & B11 closed.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: ‘Wear’ proceeded with Vice Admiral.

04.55pm: ‘Prince George’ proceeded.

05.10pm: ‘Amethyst’ & TBD’s proceeded.

05.45pm: ‘Minerva’ arrived.

06.30pm: Hoisted in picket boat.

10.30pm: ½ armament manned.

11.55pm: ‘Chelmer’ arrived.


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12 March 1915

Tenedos.

Lat 39.84, Long 26.07

01.00am: 1/3 armament manned.

07.00am: ‘Amethyst’ arrived.

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical drill.

10.30am: Employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 5, water distilled 25 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 60 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 50 tons, fuel remaining 1533 tons.

01.30pm: ‘Chelmer’ closed. Commodore left ship.

02.00pm: Employed as required.

02.15pm: B9 closed.

02.30pm: French cruiser ‘Amiral Charner’ arrived.

03.00pm: ‘Chelmer’ & ‘Kennett’ proceeded.

04.00pm: Quarters. ‘Bouvet’ proceeded: ‘Ocean’ &’Majestic’ proceeded.

04.30pm: ‘Blenheim’ arrived.

06.30pm: ‘Prince George’ & ‘Albion’ arrived.

10.00pm: ½ armament manned.


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13 March 1915

Tenedos Island.

Lat 39.84, Long 26.07

00.30am: ‘Ark Royal’ & ‘Irresistible’ arrived.

01.30am: ½ armament manned.

05.30am: 4 French minesweepers returned.

06.00am: Manned light Q.F. guns.

09.30am: Employed as required.

10.00am: ‘Usk’ proceeded.

Noon: number on sick list 7, water distilled 16 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 56 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 50 tons, fuel remaining 1483 tons.

00.10pm: ‘Usk’ returned.

00.35pm: ‘Wear’ arrived with vice admiral onboard.

00.40pm: vice admiral came onboard.

02.20pm: ‘Minerva’ proceeded.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: ‘Grasshopper’,’Basilisk’ &’Mosquito’ proceeded.

05.30pm: ‘Ocean’ & ‘Majestic’ arrived.

10.00pm: ‘Amethyst’ proceeded.

10.15pm: Vice admiral & staff left ship.

11.00pm: 1/3 armament manned.


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14 March 1915

Tenedos Island.

Lat 39.84, Long 26.07

01.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

06.45am: R.F.A. ‘Baron Ardrossan’ came alongside.

07.00am: ‘Amethyst’ & minesweepers returned – picket boats and cutters conveying wounded to hospital ship ‘Canada’.

09.30am: French cruiser ‘Bruix’ arrived.

10.00am: Vice admiral & Commodore came onboard.

10.30am: Employed embarking ammunition & as required.

11.30am: ‘Cornwallis’ arrived.

Noon: number on sick list 6, water distilled 28 tons, water expended 19 tons, water remaining 65 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 51 tons, fuel remaining 1432 tons.

01.15pm: ‘Baron Ardrossan’ cast off.

02.00pm: Employed stowing ammunition & stores.

04.00pm: French Rear Admiral came onboard.

05.30pm: ‘Albion’ proceeded.

06.30pm: ‘Lord Nelson’ & ‘Agememmon’ arrived.

07.00pm: ‘Canopus’ arrived.

07.30pm: ‘Queen Elizabeth’ arrived.

08.15pm: Picket boats left for creeping operations.

09.00pm: Vice admiral & Commodore left ship.

10.30pm: 1/3 armament manned.


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15 March 1915

Tenedos Island.

Lat 39.84, Long 26.07

06.40am: SS ‘Cairngowan’ came alongside.

07.03am:Commenced coaling.

09.30am: Finished coaling received 320 tons.

10.00am: ‘Dartmouth arrived: ‘Kennett’ & ‘Wear’ proceeded.

10.30am: Employed cleaning ship & as required.

11.45am: ‘Wear’ & ‘Usk’ returned.

11.50am: ‘Irresistible’ proceeded.

Noon: number on sick list 5, water distilled 13 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 58 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 43 tons, fuel remaining 1709 tons.

01.05pm: ‘Wear’ proceeded.

01.20pm: ‘Albion’ arrived.

01.55pm: ‘Dublin’ arrived.

02.00pm: Employed as required.

02.30pm: ‘Jed’ arrived.

05.38pm: Russian Cruiser ‘Askold’ arrived.

06.30pm: ‘Majestic’ proceeded : ‘Prince George’ arrived.

10.00pm: 1/3 armament manned.


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16 March 1915

Tenedos Island.

Lat 39.84, Long 26.07

02.00am: 1/3 armament manned.

05.00am: Minesweepers arrived.

05.30am: Russian Cruiser ‘Askold’ sailed.

08.25am: 4 French minesweepers proceeded.

09.00am: Tested life buoys – correct.

09.30am: Employed as required.

09.45am: Divisions. Prayers.

Noon: number on sick list 6, water distilled 28 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 66 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 51 tons, fuel remaining 1658 tons.

01.40pm: ‘Albion’ & ‘Canopus’ proceeded.

01.50pm: ‘Dublin’ proceeded.

02.00pm: Commander Lambark, Mr Simite signal boys & ratings left ship for ‘Ocean’

02.30pm: Employed as required.

04.00pm: ‘Triumph’ arrived.

04.30pm: ‘Swiftsure’ arrived: Quarters.

06.30pm: Picket boat left for creeping operations. 1st steam pinnace patrolling.

09.15pm: ‘Majestic’ arrived.

10.30pm: 1/3 armament manned.


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17 March 1915

Tenedos Island.

Lat 39.84, Long 26.07

01.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

06.00am: ‘Inflexible’ arrived.

06.30am: Hoisted out sail pinnace. Landed working party.

07.10am: Minesweeper returned, picket boats returned from creeping operations.

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Rear Admiral De Robeck & staff left ship & hoisted flag as Acting vice-Admiral in ‘Queen Elizabeth’. Vice Admirals flag transferred to ‘Minerva’.

11.30am: ‘Minerva’ sailed with vice admiral Carden onboard. Discharged Lieut Birch RNVR to ‘Queen Elizabeth’ Lost overboard –Pistol, Webley 1, holster 1 & case, cartridge 1.

Noon: number on sick list 6, water distilled 20 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining68 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 51 tons, fuel remaining 1607 tons.

01.35pm: 1 French minesweeper arrived.

02.00pm: Employed bringing off sand & as required.

02.30pm: Submarine B11 arrived.

04.07pm: ‘Phaeton’ & ‘Dartmouth’ arrived.

04.15pm: ‘Albion’ & ‘Prince George’ proceeded.

05.30pm: Sent boom boats to Tenedos.

06.30pm: ‘Cornwallis’ arrived.

07.00pm: ‘Canopus’ arrived.

09.00pm: ‘Dartmouth’ proceeded.

10.30pm: 1/3 armament manned.


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18 March 1915

Off Dardanelles.

Lat 40.0, Long 26.1 [approx.]

02.00am: ½ armament manned.

03.37am: ‘Phaeton’ proceeded.

08.30am: 1st division & TBD’s proceeded. French squadron proceeded.

09.00am: Employed as required.

09.30am: 4 ratings rejoined from ‘Blenheim’.

09.45am: Divisions. Prayers 2 ratings rejoined from ‘Amethyst’

11.10am: ‘Albion’ arrived, minesweepers proceeded.

11.40am: 2nd division (Ocean) s.o1 Irresistible, Albion, Vengeance, Triumph & Majestic weighed & proceeded as required for Dardanelles.

Noon: number on sick list 6, distance run through water 1 mile, variation allowed 3oW, water distilled 37 tons, water expended 28 tons, water remaining 77 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 101 tons, fuel remaining 1506 tons.

00.30pm: Course and speed as required to engage forts & batteries.

03.00pm: Hands at action stations.

06.29pm: Ceased fire – proceeded out of Dardanelles.

10.30pm: Course and speed as required to remain off Dardanelles entrance.


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OBSERVATION PARTY H.M.S. VENGEANCE. 18/3/15


0.5 French ship ‘Bouvet’ Heeled over to starboard and sank in between 1 and 2 minutes. Much black smoke pouring out. Magazine exploded.

0.35 Vengeance short of No 19 fort.

0.37 Q.E. short of No 19 fort.

       Vengeance hit No 19 fort.

0.38 Vengeance short.

0.40 Vengeance short.

0.41 Vengeance short.

0.43 Vengeance HIT No 19.

       Shot fell    200 yards ahead of Vengeance.

0.44 Vengeance HIT on left of No 19.

       Shot fell     200 yards on bow of Vengeance.

0.46 Vengeance HIT.

       3 shots from field battery 200 yards over Vengeance.

0.47 Vengeance HIT.

       3 shots from field battery on North shore on starboard bow.

0.48 1 shot from No 7 just over Vengeance. It appears that the field guns are used as ranging guns for battery near them.

       B group firing at North shore.

0.50 1 shot just over Vengeance. 3 just on Port quarter.

0.51 Vengeance HIT No 19 6” guns at ridge on port quarter. Results obscured by own smoke.

0.56 Vengeance HIT No 19 fort. No19 fired close to Albion.

1.0 Vengeance HIT No 19 fort….. 6” guns firing at small steamer near No7.

1.1 Vengeance HIT to left in town of Chanak.

       No 19 fired 3 shots down centre.

1.3 B group still firing at boat. Vengeance HIT No 19 fort.

       No 19 fort fired 3 shots.

1.5 B group firing at 2 floating mine cases on port bow.

       Vengeance short of No 19.

1.8 No 19 fired 4 shots, fell near southern shore. 1 shot near Vengeance 150 yards short.

1.9 No 19 300 yards short of Vengeance. Bits falling on ship. 2 shots near Irresistible.

1.11 Albion premature burst.

1.13 Vengeance HIT to left of No 19.

1.14 Vengeance 2 shots from after turret HIT No 19 fort.

       3 6” shots on ridge.

       Shot fell 500 yards short of Vengeance.

1.16 Albion HIT No 19 fort.

       No 13 fired 500 yards short of Vengeance.

1.17 Vengeance after turret 2 shots.

1.18 Vengeance 3 6” rounds.

1.19 Vengeance 2 rounds after turret.

       1 6” round.

1.20 Vengeance 2 6”. All the above rounds obscured by own smoke.

       Shot fell 400 yards short of Vengeance.

       Shot just over Vengeance.

1.22 Shot 300 yards short of Vengeance.

1.24 No 19 fort straddled Irresistible.

1.25 Vengeance HIT No19 fort.

1.27 No 19 short of Irresistible.

1.28 Vengeance short of No 19. No’s 13 and 19 fired close to Irresistible.

1.30 Vengeance HIT on left of No19. Vengeance HIT No 19.

1.33 Shot hit No 19 twice.

1.34 Two shots into No 19.

1.35 Vengeance at ridge on North side.

1.37 Q.E. into No 19.

1.39 Vengeance into No 19. No 13 fired X.

1.40 shot short of No19. Vengeance HIT No 19.

1.41 Vengeance HIT No 19. Shot 200 yards short on starboard bow.

1.44 Vengeance HIT No 19.

1.45 Vengeance HIT No 19.

1.46 Vengeance over ridge on north side.

1.50 Vengeance to left of No 19. Shot 200 short on starboard bow.

1.52 shot 200 yards short on starboard beam. Vengeance firing onto ridge on north shore. ? fired 4 shots all round Majestic.

1.55 shots over Majestic.

1.56 Vengeance starboard guns on north shore ridge.

1.59 Two shots 500 yards short on starboard beam. Vengeance starboard guns still firing at north ridge.

2.2 Vengeance two shots on north side close to ridge.

2.5 Vengeance two shots over Suan Dere river into gorge.

2.14 One shot 10 yards over Vengeance on port bow. Vengeance 600 yards short of No 19.

2.20 Irresistible listing to starboard.

2.30 Vengeance firing at guns on south side.

2.55 Vengeance two shots X.

2.57 Vengeance firing at ridge beyond Arun Kioi. Swiftsure into Arun Kioi.

3.3 Vengeance on the ridge south side.

3.19 Vengeance X.

3.22 Vengeance firing at cliffs and ridge on north side.

3.36 Vengeance firing at ridge on south side.

3.39 Vengeance firing into wood south side.

3.45 Irresistible listing more over to starboard. 7 destroyers round her.

3.58 No’s 7 & 8 forts firing at Irresistible.

3.59 No 8 two shots astern of Irresistible. No 7 two shots at Irresistible.

       Vengeance HITTING in No 7 fort.

4.1 No 8 four shots, one hit Irresistible. Vengeance 200 yards short of No 8.

4.3 Vengeance HITTING No 7 field gun in front of No 7 firing.

       Vengeance HIT left hand top edge of No 8.

4.4 Ocean, who had gone up to tow Irresistible out was turning out and has been hit on starboard quarter as well as by a mine or torpedo and commenced to list to starboard badly.

No 8 two shots close to Irresistible, Vengeance HIT No 8.

4.5 Vengeance half way up bank of No 8.

4.6 Vengeance two shots right hand top edge of No 8.

4.8 Vengeance near top bank of No 8.

4.10 Vengeance into No 8 6” into wood on south side.

4.14 Vengeance hit No 8. Also over and to left of No 8.

4.17 Vengeance on bank of No 8. Also at bottom of bank of No 8.

4.20 Vengeance short on bank of No 8. Vengeance HIT on top of bank.

4.23 Vengeance on top of bank of No 8.

4.24 Vengeance on top bank.


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19 March 1915

Off Dardanelles.

Lat 40.0, Long 26.1 [approx.]

01.30am: Course and speed as required to remain off Dardanelles entrance.

02.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

05.38am: Proceeded as required for Tenedos.

05.55am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 17 ½ fthms & veered to 6 shackles.

07.30am: 2 – 12 ponders & 2 – 3 pounders manned.

09.00am: Sent 2 ratings to ‘Inflexible’.

10.00am: ‘Triumph’ & ‘Suffren’ arrived.

10.20am: Ammunition ship came alongside.

10.30am: Employed embarking ammunition.

Noon: number on sick list 6, distance run through water 69 miles, variation allowed 3oW, water distilled 12 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 71 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 82 tons, fuel remaining 1424 tons.

01.20pm: Cast off.

01.30pm: Employed stowing ammunition & as required.

02.00pm: ‘Dublin’ arrived.

04.30pm: ‘Swiftsure’ proceeded.

06.00pm: ‘Askold’ arrived.

06.30pm: ‘Prince George’ proceeded.

08.00pm: ‘Canopus’ arrived.

09.30pm: ‘Cornwallis’ arrived.

10.30pm: 1/3 armament manned.

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20 March 1915

Off Dardanelles.

Lat 40.0, Long 26.1 [approx.]

01.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

09.00am: ‘Phaeton’ arrived.

10.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.30am: Employed cleaning ship & as required.

11.30am: 72 ratings joined ship.

Noon: number on sick list 10, water distilled 25 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 76 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 83 tons, fuel remaining 1341 tons.

01.30pm: Hands washing clothes.

02.00pm: 2 ratings rejoined from ‘Inflexible’.

04.00pm: Hoisted in picket boat.

04.40pm: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded in company with ‘Albion’, course and speed as required for patrol station off Dardanelles.

07.30pm: Course and speed as required to remain on patrol station 3 miles NW6W of cape Helles.

09.30pm: 1/3 armament manned.


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21 March 1915

off Dardanelles.

Lat 40.1, Long 26.1

01.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

02.30am: Course and speed as required to remain on patrol station.

09.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 12, distance run through water 50 miles, variation allowed 3oW, course and distance made good various 15 miles, Latitude N 40.05, Longitude E 26.07, true bearing and distance Cape Helles light house 131o 4 miles. Water distilled 26 tons, water expended 17 tons, water remaining 85 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 96 tons, fuel remaining 1245 tons.

01.50pm: Wind shifted to North.

05.05pm: Proceeded as required to take station astern of ‘Albion’ and for Tenedos.

07.35pm: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 24 ½ fthms & veered to 8 shackles on south side of Tenedos.

08.00pm: Hoisted out picket boat.

10.30pm: Light Q.F. guns manned.

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22 March 1915

Tenedos.

Lat 39.79, Long 26.07

06.00am: Prepared for coaling.

07.35am: Collier ‘Daraholme’ came alongside.

08.15am: Commenced coaling.

08.30am: 2 ratings joined ship.

Noon: Finished coaling received 530 tons. Number on sick list 13, distance run through water 33 miles, course and distance made good various 20 miles, water distilled 30 tons, water expended 22 tons, water remaining 93 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 66 tons, fuel remaining 1709 tons.

00.25pm: ‘Triad’ arrived.

00.40pm: ‘Triad’ proceeded.

01.00pm: Collier cast off.

01.30pm: 1 rating joined from ‘Soudan’.

02.00pm: Hoisted in picket boat.

04.15pm: ‘Cornwallis’ 7 ‘Majestic’ proceeded.

05.50pm: ‘Gaulois’ arrived.

07.00pm: ‘triumph’ & ‘Prince George’ arrived.

07.50pm: Collier ‘Amicus’ arrived.

09.30pm: 2 – 12 pounders, 2 – 3 pounders manned. Steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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23 March 1915

Tenedos.

Lat 39.79, Long 26.07

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 12, water distilled 28 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 101 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 63 tons, fuel remaining 1646 tons.

00.43pm: ‘Askold’ proceeded.

02.15pm: ‘Usk’ proceeded: ‘Dublin’ arrived.

02.30pm: Employed as required.

04.30pm: ‘Albion’ & ‘Swiftsure’ proceeded.

07.00pm: ‘Cornwallis’ & ‘Majestic’ arrived.

09.30pm: 1/3 armament manned – 1st steam pinnace patrolling round ship.


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24 March 1915

Tenedos Island.

Lat 39.79, Long 26.07

07.00am: Employed disembarking aeroplane stores from ‘Alda’.

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

Noon: number on sick list 13, water distilled 13 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 94 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 63 tons, fuel remaining 1583 tons.

01.50pm: ‘Usk’ arrived.

02.00pm: Hands washing clothes.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.50pm: ‘Triumph’ & ‘Prince George’ proceeded.

06.40pm: ‘Amicus’ came alongside with stores.

07.15pm: ‘Amicus’ cast off

07.10pm: ‘Albion’ & ‘Swiftsure’ arrived.

09.30pm: 1/3 armament manned, 1st steam pinnace patrolling.


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25 March 1915

Tenedos.

Lat 39.79, Long 26.07

01.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

02.00am: 1st steam pinnace patrolling.

06.00am: 2 – 3 pounders & 2 – 12 pounder guns manned.

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical drill.

10.00am: Employed as required.

10.25am: ‘Gaulois’ & ‘Charlemagne’ sailed.

Noon: number on sick list 11, water distilled 21 tons, water expended 17 tons, water remaining 98 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 63 tons, fuel remaining 1520 tons.

00.10pm: Party drawing stores from ‘Baron Ardrossan’.

01.10pm: ‘Doris’ arrived with Vice Admiral.

02.00pm: Hands making and mending clothes.

03.30pm: ‘Charlemagne’ proceeded.

04.00pm: ‘Majestic’ proceeded.

04.30pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: ‘Mosquito’ proceeded: ‘Doris’ sailed with vice admiral.

05.30pm: ‘Mosquito’ arrived.

06.50pm: ‘Prince George’ arrived.

09.30pm: 1/3 armament manned- 2nd steam pinnace patrolling.


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26 March 1915

Tenedos.

Lat 39.79, Long 26.07

01.30am: 1/3 armament manned. Steam pinnace patrolling.

06.45am: Weighed starboard anchor proceeded 12 knts, course and speed as required to round East end of Tenedos.

08.00am: 2 – 12 pounders manned.

08.06am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 9 fthms & veered to 4 shackles on North side of Tenedos.

09.30am: Landed working party & rafts for aeroplanes & gear from ‘Abda’.

10.00am: ‘Cornwallis arrived: employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 10, distance run through water 12 miles, variation allowed 3oW, course and distance made good various 12 miles, water distilled 23 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 103 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 75 tons, fuel remaining 1445 tons.

01.30pm: Employed landing guns for aerial defence of aeroplane camp & as required.

09.30pm: 1/3 armament manned.


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27 March 1915

Tenedos Island (north side building airstrip).

Lat 39.51, Long 25.58.

01.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

07.00am: ‘Ark Royal’ proceeded.

07.30am: Landed working party.

09.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

09.30am: Landed field guns crew with 1 12 pounder gun.

10.00am: 4 British submarines arrived: French minesweepers arrived.

10.30am: ‘Wolverine’,’Grampus’,’Renard’ & ‘Scorpion’ arrived.

Noon: number on sick list 8, water distilled 23 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 106 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 63 tons, fuel remaining 1382 tons.

00.30pm: 4 Q.F. guns & anti-aircraft gun manned.

01.00pm: Employed landing stores as required.

04.00pm: Quarters.

07.20pm: ‘Ark Royal’ arrived.

07.40pm: ‘Swiftsure arrived.

07.50pm: ‘Prince George’ arrived.

09.30pm: 1/3 armament manned.

10.30pm: ‘Talbot’ arrived.


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28 March 1915

Tenedos Island (north side building airstrip).

Lat 39.51, Long 25.58.

01.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

06.15am: ‘Talbot’ proceeded.

07.10am: ‘Ark Royal’ proceeded.

08.30am: ‘Queen arrived: ‘Triumph’ arrived.

09.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Divine service.

10.30am: Shortened in to 3 shackles.

Noon: number on sick list 7, water distilled 22 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 110 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 69 tons, fuel remaining 1313 tons.

00.10pm: ‘Doris’ arrived.

01.30pm: Party employed landing stores from ‘Abda’ & working on shore as required.

04.00pm: Discharged 24 ratings to ‘Swiftsure’.

04.30pm: ‘Ark Royal’ arrived: ‘Talbot’ proceeded.

07.00pm: ‘Implacable’ & ‘Majestic’ arrived.

08.00pm: Sub Lieut Fryer RNR rejoined from ‘Blenheim’

09.30pm: 1/3 armament manned.

11.45pm: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded as required.


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29 March 1915

Tenedos to Port. Moudros.

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

00.29am: Ponente point light house South 3 miles, shaped course S75W.

02.00am: Exercised sbc (sea boats crews)

05.25am: Reduced to 35 revs: altered course as required.

06.50am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 14 ¾ fthms & veered to 5 shackles.

07.00am: Hoisted out picket boat.

07.30am: 18 trawler ratings joined for passage.

08.00am: 4 ratings joined ship.

08.30am: Employed as required.

09.00am: Discharged W.O. Tedege & Lieut Williams and 2 ratings to ‘Canopus’.

11.40am: ‘Albion’ & ‘Canopus’ proceeded.

Noon: number on sick list 7, distance run through water 56 miles, variation allowed 3 ½ oW, course and distance made good various 42 miles, water distilled 4 tons, water expended 19 tons water remaining 95 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 99 tons, fuel remaining 1419 tons.

00.30pm: Discharged 1 rating (lent) to ‘Queen Elizabeth’.

01.00pm: Employed as required.

01.30pm: 2 ratings joined for passage.

03.30pm: ‘Charlemagne’,’Jaureguiberry’ & ‘Poignard’ arrived.

04.30pm: ‘Prince of Wales’ & ‘London’ arrived : hoisted in picket boat. Weighed starboard anchor – proceeded as required .

05.05pm: Kombi Light house N71W 0.9 miles – shaped course S19W (mag) 63 revs.

08.55pm: Sighted Lithari point light house S35W.

10.00pm: Lithari point light house abeam 8.5 miles.


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30 March 1915

Moudros to Malta.

Lat 36.6, Long 23.3

02.25am: Cape Phassa light S7W (stand) (Actually Fasa Light house on Andros Island)

04.15am: altered course S50W.

06.35am: South Nicolo light abeam 2.5 miles (This was on the south side of KEA Island Greece)

06.45am: altered course S40W

08.43am: St Georgios light abeam 2.8 miles. (Gios Georgios Island)

09.00am: altered course S38W put clocks back ½ hour (to 1 ½ hours on G.M.T.)

09.15am: Divisions. Prayers. Employed as required.

09.30am: altered course S30W.

10.40am: Passed Hospital ship ‘Soudan’ bound NE

Noon: number on sick list 6, distance run through water 198.4 miles, variation allowed 4 ½ oW, course and distance made good various 200 miles. Latitude N 36.56, Longitude E 23.34, true bearing and distance Cape Maleas 213o 35 miles. Water expended 20 tons, water remaining 75 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 144 tons, fuel remaining 1070 tons.

00.13pm: 69 revs:

00.22pm: Sighted BeloPulo abeam 5 miles. (this is actually Velopoula Island)

03.00pm: altered course S50W. & as required to round Cape Maleas.

03.44pm: Cape Maleas N5E 2 ¼ miles, shaped course N85W.

04.00pm: 3 French TBD’s & several merchant ships at anchor in Vitaki bay.

04.45pm: Cape Spathi (Kithira Island) light house abeam 1 ½ miles.

05.00pm: altered course S85W Read warrants No’s 115 & 116.

06.45pm: Sighted & challenged 15 French battleships off Cape Matapan.

06.51pm: Cape Matapan light house abeam 2 miles.

07.00pm: altered course West.

10.30pm: Watch at defence stations.


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31 March 1915

Port Mudros to Malta.

Lat 36.0, Long 18.7

02.00am: Watch at defence stations.

08.30am: Hauled in & re-streamed Port log.

09.00am: Put clocks back ½ hour (to 1 hour in front G.M.T.)

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 6, distance run through water 254.4 miles, variation allowed 6oW, current in 24 hours from 8pm 139o 6 miles, course and distance made good various 252 miles, latitude N 36.05, Longitude E 18.4 ½ , true bearing and distance St Elmo light house 268o 208 miles, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 55 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 184 tons, fuel remaining 886 tons.

04.30pm: Quarters.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1915


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1 April 1915

Port Moudros to Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

03.00am: Sighted glass of searchlights – Grand Harbour.

03.10am: altered course N70W.

05.30am: 36 revs: altered course N33 ½ W.

05.45am: Hauled in Port log.

07.00am: Altered course S33W.

07.50am: altered course as required for Grand Harbour.

08.30am: Passed breakwater – Proceeded as required & secured alongside Hamilton Wharf. Let fires die out. Hoisted out 2nd steam pinnace.

09.30am: Employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 4, distance run through water 212.4 miles. Variation allowed 7oW, course and distance made good various 209 miles, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 37 tons.

01.30pm: Discharged 4 ratings to detention quarters.

02.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to RNH

02.30pm: Employed as required.

03.15pm: French battle ship ‘Jules Michelet’ sailed.

04.00pm: Leave to Red watch till 7.0 am Sat & White watch till 7.0 am Fri.

05.00pm: Hands mustered for payment.

05.30pm: Discharged 16 trawler ratings to ‘Egmont’


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2 April 1915

Malta, Hamilton Wharf.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

06.00am: Lit fires in 1st steam pinnace.

09.30am: Landed church parties. Divisions. Divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 2, water received 20 tons, water expended 16 tons, water remaining 41 tons.

01.30pm: Landed funeral party.

02.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to RNH.

04.00pm: Leave to Blue watch till 7.0 am Sunday.

05.00pm: ‘Dublin’ undocked.

08.30pm: 2nd steam pinnace drew fires.


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3 April 1915

Malta, Hamilton Wharf.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

04.30am: Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace.

07.30am: RFA ‘Reliance’ sailed.

08.30am: French TBD ‘Enseigne Henry’ sailed.

09.30am: Discharged 1 rating to RNH.

10.00am: ‘Jean Bart’ undocked.

11.20am: shifted ship by tugs into No 4 dock.

11.30am: Employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 2, water received 30 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 53 tons.

01.30pm: Employed cleaning ships bottom

02.30pm: Supplied ‘Folkestone’ with 36 rounds of 12 pounder shrapnel.

06.00pm: Leave to White watch till 7.0am Mon:

07.30am: Steam pinnace drew fires.


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4 April 1915

Malta - No 4 dock.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

05.30am: Lit fire in 2nd steam pinnace.

09.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 2, water expended 12 tons. Water remaining 41 tons.

00.30pm: Leave to Red watch & boys.

06.30pm: Drew fires in 2nd steam pinnace.


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5 April 1915

Malta No 4 dock.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

05.00am: Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace.

09.00am: Employed drawing stores, refitting & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 3, fresh beef received 800 lbs, vegetables received 1600 lbs, water expended 14 tons, water remaining 27 tons.

02.00pm: Employed refitting & as required.

04.30pm: Quarters. Leave to Red & Blue watches.

07.00pm: Steam pinnace drew fires.


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6 April 1915

Malta - No 4 dock.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

01.00am: Received 1 cot case from ‘Pincher’.

05.00am: Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace.

09.30am: Employed refitting and as required.

11.30am: Discharged cot case from ‘Pincher’ to RNH.

Noon: number on sick list 2, fresh beef received 800 lbs, vegetables received 1600 lbs, water received 26 tons, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 41 tons.

02.00pm: Employed refitting & as required.

04.30pm: ‘Triad’ undocked.

05.00pm: Leave to White & Blue watches.

07.30pm: steam pinnace drew fires.


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7 April 1915

Malta - No 4 Dock.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

05.00am: Raised steam in 2nd steam pinnace.

10.00am: Employed refitting & as required.

10.20am: ‘Folkestone’ sailed.

Noon: number on sick list 2, water received 67 tons, water expended 11 tons, water remaining 97 tons.

01.30pm: Employed refitting & as required.

04.00pm: Quarters. Leave to Red & White watches.

08.00pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

11.30pm: Work.


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8 April 1915

Malta, Dock No 4.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

05.00am: Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Hands refitting & as required.

11.00am: Discharged one rating to ‘Egremont’.

Noon: number on sick list 5, water expended 14 tons, water remaining 83 tons.

02.00pm: Hands refitting & as required.

03.00pm: Lieut R.H.K.Hope. joined ship.

04.30pm: Leave to Red & Blue watches.

07.30pm: Drew fires in 2nd steam pinnace.


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9 April 1915

Malta, dock No 4

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

05.00am: Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.00am: Hands refitting & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 7, fresh beef received 400 lbs, vegetables received 800 lbs, water expended 16 tons, water remaining 67 tons.

02.00pm: Hands refitting & as required.

03.30pm: One rating joined ship from RNH.

04.30pm: Leave to White & Blue watches.

07.30pm: Drew fires in 2nd steam pinnace.


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10 April 1915

Malta, Dock No 4.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

05.00am: Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Hands employed as required.

10.10am: ‘Lindocked’ Secured alongside Boiler wharf.

11.30am: Watch coaling ship.

Noon: number on sick list 8, fresh beef received 15500 lbs, vegetables received 11000 lbs, water received 28 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 75 tons.

02.00pm: Hands coaling ship.

04.00pm: Leave to Red watch.

07.00pm: H.M.S. ‘Inflexible’ arrived.

08.00pm: H.M.S.’Canopus’ & ‘ Talbot’ arrived. Finished coaling.


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11 April 1915

Malta to Port Moudros (Greece).

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

06.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

08.30am: Hands employed as required.

09.30am: Exercised action station.

10.30am: French battleship ‘Patrie’ arrived.

Noon: number on sick list 6, water received 56 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 111 tons.

01.45pm: Tugs secured alongside. Proceeded as required for leaving harbour.

02.34pm: Set course S89E. 61 revs.

03.00pm: Streamed port log.

03.35pm: Increased 77 revs.

08.20pm: altered course N89E.

09.30pm: Exercised sea boats crews.

10.30pm: Watch at defence stations.


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12 April 1915

Malta to Moudros (Limnos Island Greece).

Lat 36.4, Long 19.6 [approx.]

02.00am: Watch at defence stations.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 8, water expended 21 tons, water remaining 90 tons.

02.50pm: Sighted French battleship of ‘Jean Bart’ class.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.35pm: Sighted land by N20E.

08.45pm: Sighted Cape Matapan S60E altered course S30E.

09.34pm: Cape Matapan abeam 5 miles.

09.50pm: altered course N75E.

10.30pm: Sighted Spathi light S83E (Kythira Island).

11.00pm: Put clocks on ½ hour (1 ½ hours in front of G.M.T.)


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13 April 1915

Malta to Moudros (Greek island of Limnos).

Lat 38.1, Long 24.7 [approx.]

00.07am: altered course S82E.

00.25am: Cape Spathi abeam 2 miles. Put clocks on ½ hour (1 hour on G.M.T.) –(suspect this will be rectified as he has already increased the time once)

01.55am: Cape Maleas light N9W.

02.00am: altered course N18E reduced to 55 revs.

02.14am: Cape Maleas light abeam 2 ¼ miles.

03.00am: Watch at defence stations.

04.12am: Bela Pulo light N30E (Actually the island is Velopoula).

05.37am: Bela Pulo light abeam.

05.47am: altered course N52E.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.30am: altered course N31E.

10.08am: San Georgio light house abeam 6 miles. (Gios georgios Island)

10.30am: Hands employed as required.

11.22am: Cape Tanidis abeam 6 miles.

12.00am: Reduced 50 revs. Reset port log.

Noon: number on sick list 9, water distilled 13 tons, water expended 22 tons, water remaining 81 tons.

00.28pm: Point S tunelo light abeam 2.8 miles. Altered course N48E.

03.15pm: Cape Phassa S65E altered course N16E. (actually now Fasa light on Andros island)

04.30pm: Quarters

04.30pm: ‘Doris’ abeam 4.4 miles.

08.45pm: Skyros light abeam 10 miles.


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14 April 1915

Malta to Port Moudros.

Lat 39.6, Long 25.1 [approx.]

01.50am: Sighted Kastro light N 13 ½ E (Limnos island)

04.00am: altered course S16W.

04.40am: altered course N16E.

05.00am: altered course N45E.

05.23am: altered course North.

05.50am: altered course N30W.

06.15am: course & speed as required for entering harbour.

07.37am: Let go starboard anchor in 13 ½ fthms & veered to 5 shackles.

08.50am: Collier secured alongside.

09.10am: Commenced coaling H.M.S. ‘Doris’ sailed.

Noon: number on sick list 10, water distilled 26 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 87 tons.

01.10pm: Finished coaling.

02.15pm: ‘Baron Ardrossan’ secured alongside. Hands ammunitioning ship & preparing for sea.

03.15pm: H.M.S.’Queen’ arrived.

03.30pm: Hands cleaning ship.

04.30pm: Steam picket boat.

06.05pm: Weighed course & speed as required for leaving harbour. 50 revs.

06.12pm: course S35E.

06.40pm: increased 73 revs.

06.50pm: altered course S50E.

07.12pm: altered course N80E.

07.50pm: altered course N70E.

08.03pm: Cape Plaka light abeam.

08.45pm: Poveute point light N87E 11 ½ miles (Imbros island)

09.38pm: altered course East. Reduced to 50 revs.

10.10pm: reduced to 36 revs.

10.20pm: altered course S28W.

10.35pm: Stopped.

11.10pm: proceeded as required for anchoring.

11.30pm: Stopped.

11.35pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 15 fthms Veered to 6 shackles.


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15 April 1915

Tenedos island.

Lat 39.79, Long 26.07

05.00am: Lit fires in 1st pinnace & picket boat.

06.30am: Hoisted out picket boat & 1st steam pinnace.

07.00am: Weighed & proceeded as required for shifting berth.

08.00am: Let go starboard anchor in 15 fthms veered to 6 shackles.

10.00am: Hands employed as required.

Noon: Exercised sea boat crews. Number on sick list 10, water distilled 15 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 84 tons.

02.15pm: Discharged Lieut Londen. K.D.W. to S.S.’Swauley’ for hospital ship ‘Soudan’.

02.30pm: Hands employed as required.

04.05pm: Weighed.

04.12pm: Proceeded N22W 67 revs.

04.40pm: altered course N1W .

05.02pm: altered course N55E.

05.30pm: Stopped. Lieut E.H.Wrace joined ship (temporary) from ‘Triumph’. Relieved ‘Triumph’ on patrol.

07.30pm: Course & speed as required for patrolling.


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16 April 1915

Patrolling off Dardanelles.

Lat 40.1, Long 26.1 [approx.]

02.00am: Searchlights burning in Dardanelles.

02.30am: Watch at defence stations.(1/3 armament manned)

07.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.30am: Hands employed as required.

10.00am: Corse |& speed as required for remaining off entrance to Dardanelles.

11.30am: H.M.S. ‘Swiftsure’ opened indirect fire on European shore.

Noon: number on sick list 10 water distilled 13 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 79 tons.

02.00pm: As required for patrol.

02.30pm: Port engine broke down.

08.00pm: As required for Northern patrol.

09.30pm: Watch at defence stations. (1/3 armament manned)

10.00pm: Search lights burning in Dardanelles.

12.00pm: Port engine repaired.


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17 April 1915

Patrolling off Dardanelles.

Lat 40.1, Long 26.1 [approx.]

01.30am: Watch at defence stations (1/3 armament manned)

02.00am: Search lights burning in Dardanelles.

06.00am: As required for patrolling.

09.00am: Hands employed as required.

10.30am: As required for remaining off entrance of Dardanelles.

Noon: number on sick list 10, water distilled 13 tons, water expended 17 tons, water remaining 75 tons.

02.00pm: As required for remaining off entrance to Dardanelles.

02.30pm: Hands preparing for coaling.

05.30pm: Communicated with H.M.S.’Triumph’.

06.00pm: Relieved on patrol by H.M.S.’Triumph’.

06.15pm: Proceeded as required for Tenedos Island.

07.15pm: Let go starboard anchor in 15 fthms and veered to 6 shackles, off Tenedos. Hoisted out picket boat & steam pinnace.

09.30pm: 1/3 armament manned.

10.00pm: Lieut London. G.H.I.Pautheu, one W.O. + 7 ratings rejoined ship from ‘Osiris’.


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18 April 1915

Tenedos.

Lat 39.79, Long 26.07

02.00am: 1/3 armament manned.

03.30am: Lit fires in 2nd steam pinnace.

05.30am: Collier S.S.’Penmoorath’ secured alongside. Hands coaling ship.

06.30am: Discharged one W.O. + 58 ratings to ‘Whitby Abbey’.

08.00am: Finished coaling. Collier shoved off.

08.30am: Enemy aeroplanes over Tenedos.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 6, water distilled 26 tons, water expended 25 tons, water remaining 76 tons.

02.00pm: Hands cleaning ship.

05.00pm: Hands mustered by the ledger for Queen Marys ?

09.00pm: Discharge Lieut_______ to ‘Basilisk’

09.30pm: 1/3 armament manned.

10.00pm: 12 ratings rejoined ship from S.S.’Osiris’

11.30pm: Steam pinnace drew fires.


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19 April 1915

Tenedos.

Lat 39.79, Long 26.07

02.00am: 1/3 armament manned.

05.00am: H.M.S.’Swiftsure’ sailed.

10.00am: Hands employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 6, water distilled 13 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 71 tons.

02.00pm: Hands employed as required.

03.00pm: Steam picket boat + steam pinnace.

04.05pm: Weighed . Proceeded as required for entrance of Dardanelles.

05.15pm: Communicated with ‘Triumph’. Took over patrol from ‘Triumph’.

07.30pm: As required for patrol.

10.00pm: Search lights burning in Dardanelles.

10.30pm: 1/3 armament manned.


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20 April 1915

on Patrol off Dardanelles.

Lat 40.1, Long 26.1 [approx.]

02.00am: 1/3 armament manned.

05.30am: Closed Cape Helles and fired on redoubt.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

09.30am: Hands employed as required.

11.00am: ‘Prince George’ firing on Asiatic shore.

Noon: number on sick list – water distilled 39 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 90 tons.

02.00pm: 1/3 armament manned.

05.00pm: Opened fire on trenches on European shore.

06.00pm: Communicated with ‘Colne’. Ceased fire.


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21 April 1915

on Patrol off Dardanelles.

Lat 40.1, Long 26.1 [approx.]

02.00am: 1/3 armament manned.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.30am: Hands employed preparing for coaling.

Noon: number on sick list 0, water received 20 tons, water expended 26 tons, water remaining 116 tons.

02.00pm: Opened fire with 6” on Adui Bata and redoubt near Tekke Burnu

04.30pm: Ceased fire.

05.16pm: Relieved on patrol by ‘Agamemnon’ Set course S47W 79 revs.

06.05pm: altered course South.

06.15pm altered course S26E.

06.18pm: course & speed as required for anchoring.

06.30pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 20 fthms South of Tenedos, veered to 6 shackles.

07.25pm: Collier ‘Penhale’ came alongside. Commenced coaling.

10.05pm: Finished coaling.


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22 April 1915

Tenedos.

Lat 39.79, Long 26.07

02.00am: 1/3 armament manned.

03.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.00am: Hands employed as required.

11.00am: H.M.S.’Talbot’ sailed.

Noon: number on sick list 7, water distilled 20 tons, water expended 17 tons, water remaining 119 tons.

00.30pm: H.M.S.’Albion’ sailed.

01.00pm: 1 rating rejoined from ‘Osiris’.

05.00pm: Hands embarking stores & ammunition.

09.30pm: 1/3 armament manned.


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23 April 1915

Tenedos.

Lat 39.79, Long 26.07

02.00am: 1/3 armament manned.

06.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical drill.

10.30am: Hands employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 7, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 101 tons.

00.30pm: H.M.S. ‘Goliath’ arrived.

04.00pm: ‘Prince George’ sailed.

04.30pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 127.

07.00pm: ‘Agamemnon’ + ‘Lord Nelson’ arrived.

10.00pm: 1/3 armament manned.


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24 April 1915

Tenedos.

Lat 39.79, Long 26.07

02.00am: 1/3 armament manned.

04.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

09.30am: Hands preparing for coaling.

10.30am: ‘Cairngowan’ came alongside. Hands coaling duties.

Noon: number on sick list 5, water received 11 tons, water expended 22 tons, water remaining 90 tons.

00.30pm: Collier shoved off.

02.00pm: Hands cleaning ship.

05.00pm: H.M.S. ‘Queen Elizabeth’.

06.00pm: Prepared for immediate action.

09.30pm: 1/3 armament manned.


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25 April 1915

Gallipoli Campaign

From Tenedos to Dardanelles.

Lat 40.05, Long 26.21

02.00am: Shortened in to 2 shackles.

02.15am: Weighed. Proceeded with ‘Swiftsure’ course as required for Dardanelles.

03.30am: Proceeded as required for entering Dardanelles.

04.30am: Entered Dardanelles. Proceeded to position off ‘de Totts battery’ (40.03N,26.13E).

05.00am: Commenced Bombarding. English troops landed on Gallipoli peninsula.

09.30am: Hands at action stations.

10.30am: Course and speed as required for covering landing.

Noon: number on sick list 4, water expended 22 tons, water remaining 68 tons.

04.00pm: Hands at action station.

08.30pm: Anchored in Morto Bay.

[Vengeance, pre-Dreadnought battleship

ALLISON, Charles H, Leading Seaman, 230958 (Ch) killed. ]


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26 April 1915

In Dardanelles.

Lat 40.05, Long 26.21

04.00am: Weighed & proceeded off ‘de totts’ battery.

08.00am: Hands at action stations.

10.00am: Firing as required to cover troops.

Noon: number on sick list 4, water distilled 35 tons, water expended 22 tons, water remaining 81 tons.

04.00pm: Hands at action stations.

08.00pm: Anchored in Morto Bay.


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27 April 1915

In Dardanelles.

Lat 40.04, Long 26.19

04.00am: Weighed and proceeded off De totts battery.

07.30am: Hands at action stations.

08.00am: Relieved by ‘Albion’.

10.10am: Came to with starboard anchor in 40 fthms off Seddel Bahr, veered to 6 shackles.

10.30am: ½ armament manned.

Noon: number on sick list 4, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 69 tons.

02.00pm: Firing as required for supporting the troops.

06.00pm: ½ armament manned.


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28 April 1915

In Dardanelles.

Lat 40.04, Long 26.19

02.00am: ½ armament manned.

08.00am: ½ armament manned.

10.00am: Firing as required for supporting troops.

Noon: number on sick list 7, water distilled 27 tons, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 84 tons.

03.00pm: Firing as required for supporting troops.

08.00pm: ½ armament manned.


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29 April 1915

From Dardanelles to Rabbit Island.

Lat 39.94, Long 26.07

02.00am: ½ armament manned.

06.15am: Weighed. Proceeded as required for Rabbit Island.

07.00am: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 12 fthms.

07.15am: ‘Tees’ came alongside. Hands ammunitioning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 7, water received 53 tons, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 122 tons.

00.30pm: ‘Carrigan Head’ came alongside.

05.00pm: ‘Tees’ & ‘Carrigan Head’ shoved off.

06.00pm: Weighed and proceeded as required for Dardanelles.

07.15pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 40 fthms off Seddel Bahr.

09.00pm: ½ armament manned.


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30 April 1915

In Dardanelles.

Lat 39.94, Long 26.07

Water expended 19 tons, water remaining 103 tons.



LOGS FOR MAY 1915

1 to 3 May are duplicated in different logbooks


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1 May 1915

Dardanelles.

Lat 39.94, Long 26.07

Water distilled 30 tons, water expended 13 tons, water remaining 120 tons.


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2 May 1915

Kephalo (Imbros Island) + Rabbit Island.

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

01.00am: Landed staff Surgeon and Stretcher party in Morto Bay.

04.30am: Weighed and proceeded as required for supporting Right Flank.

06.00am: Hands at action stations.

08.00am: Proceeded as required for anchoring near Kephalo light house (Imbros Island)

09.30am: Stopped – came to with starboard in 12fthms off Kephalo light house.

10.30am: ‘Swansea Vale’ came alongside.

11.30am: Hands ammunitioning ship.

Noon: number on sick list – water distilled 12 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 110 tons.

01.25pm: ‘Lord Nelson’ arrived.

01.40pm: ‘Swansea Vale’ shoved off.

01.50pm: Weighed and proceeded as required for Rabbit Island (Tavşan adası island)

03.30pm: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor 10 fthms veered to 5 shackles off Mavro Island.

04.30pm: Collier ‘Pensuorrde’ secured alongside. Commenced coaling.

11.30pm: Finished coaling.


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3 May 1915

in Dardanelles.

Lat 40.04, Long 26.19

01.10am: Collier cast off.

04.00am: Weighed. Proceeded as required for Dardanelles.

05.15am: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor off Sedd el Bahr.

08.00am: Firing on both shores.

Noon: number on sick list 3, distance run through water 29 miles, water distilled 20 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 112 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 78 tons, fuel remaining 1666 tons.


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4 May 1915

Dardanelles.

Lat 40.05, Long 26.21

04.40am: Weighed & proceeded to port off ‘de totts’ battery.

06.00am: Course and speed as required to remain stationary & cover flank.

07.30am: Opened fire as required.

09.00am: Action stations.

10.15am: Fired 12” at guns at Suandere fort, using Aeroplane spotting.

Noon: number on sick list 3. Distance run through water 23 miles, water distilled 13 tons, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 110 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 91 tons, fuel remaining 1575 tons.

03.00pm: Action stations.

08.55pm: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor off ‘Morto Bay’ Ship dragged. Shifted berth.

10.45pm: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded to support left flank.


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5 May 1915

Dardanelles.

Lat 40.04, Long 26.19

00.05am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor off 236 foot hill.

04.25am: Weighed & proceeded as required.

06.15am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor off Sedd el Bahr.

09.00am: Opened fire as required.

10.30am: ½ armament manned.

Noon: number on sick list 3, distance run through water 45 miles, water distilled 13 tons, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 108 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 73 tons, fuel remaining 1502 tons.

05.00pm: Guns manned as required.


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6 May 1915

Dardanelles.

Lat 40.05, Long 26.21

04.30am: Weighed – proceeded as required.

05.00am: Relieved ‘Goliath’ on right flank.

07.00am: Course and speed as required to remain stationary by land & to support Right flank.

10.00am: Opened fire as required.

11.00am: General attack by allied troops.

Noon: number on sick list 2, distance run through water 31 miles, water distilled 17 tons, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 113 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 87 tons, fuel remaining 1415 tons.

02.00pm: Relieved by ‘Majestic’ on right flank.

02.30pm: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor off Morto Bay.

06.30pm: Beach & landing party returned to ship.

07.00pm: Hoisted in picket boat.

07.30pm: Darkened ship.


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7 May 1915

Dardanelles.

Lat 40.04, Long 26.18

02.30am: Discharged 30 ratings (beach party) to ‘Majestic’.

04.30am: Weighed & proceeded as required.

07.00am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor on 17 fthms & veered to 4 shackles about 3 miles west of 971 summit: sent to relieve ‘Canopus’.

09.05am: ‘Canopus’ proceeded : Discharged Lieut Wall to ‘Triumph’

Noon: Weighed & proceeded as required 1 mile to westward. number on sick list 4, distance run through water 30 miles, water received 20 tons, water distilled 20 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 133 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 88 tons, fuel remaining 1727 tons.

00.55pm: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 28 fthms & veered to 8 shackles.

01.00pm: 4 ratings joined from RNH & 2 from detention.

01.25pm: SS ‘Pikepool’ secured alongside.

02.10pm: Commenced coaling lost overboard by accident Barrow 1 No.

05.05pm: Finished coaling – received 410 tons.

05.30pm: Collier shoved off.

05.35pm: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded as required to shift berth 1 mile to westward.

06.15pm: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 48 fthms & veered to 8 shackles.

07.40pm: ‘Baron Ardrossan’ came alongside.

07.00pm: Employed embarking ammunition.

10.10pm: ‘Baron Ardrossan’ cast off. Hoisted in picket boat.


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8 May 1915

Gallipoli peninsula.

Lat 40.04, Long 26.18

05.30am: Weighed & proceeded as required to shift berth to assigned station. Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 14 fthms & veered to 5 shackles.

06.00am: Minesweeper No3 came alongside.

09.00am: Employed as required.

09.30am: Guns manned.

Noon number on sick list 3, distance run through water 6 miles, water expended 21 tons, water remaining 112 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 66 tons, fuel remaining 1671 tons.

00.20pm: Fired on enemy over peninsula 4 shells – shortened in to 3 shackles.

02.00pm: Guns manned as required.

02.30pm: Hands making and mending clothes.

03.00pm: 4 ratings joined French transport party

05.00pm: W.O. & 30 ratings joined from beach party.

05.30pm: Sweeper No 5 came alongside.

10.00pm: Guns manned as required.


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9 May 1915

Gallipoli peninsula.

Lat 40.04, Long 26.18

01.00am: A group & 1 group of 12 pounders manned. Burned searchlights.

09.00am: Guns manned as required.

09.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 3, water expended 33 tons, water remaining 79 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 60 tons, fuel remaining 1611 tons.

01.00pm: Guns manned as required.

05.00pm: Quarters.

11.00am: Guns manned as required.


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10 May 1915

Gallipoli Peninsula.

Lat 40.04, Long 26.18

01.30am: Burned searchlights.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

09.30am: Guns manned as required.

10.00am: Employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 4, water distilled 12 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 71 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 75 tons, fuel remaining 1536 tons.

01.00pm: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded as required to shift berth to southward. 8 ratings rejoined from 331 summit ‘Implacable’ anchored.

03.00pm: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor & veered to 4 shackles.

04.00pm: Guns manned as required.

06.30pm: Weighed and proceeded as required to return to former station.

07.30pm: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor on 13 ¼ fthms & veered to 4 shackles.

10.00pm: Guns manned as required.


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11 May 1915

Gallipoli Peninsula.

Lat 40.04, Long 26.18

02.30am: Guns manned as required.

08.30am: Discharged 1 rating to ‘Alliance’

09.00am: Collier ‘Amicus’ came alongside.

06.30am: Blue watch employed embarking stores, remainder employed as required.

10.45am: ‘Amicus’ cast off.

Noon: number on sick list 6, distance run through water 19 miles, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 53 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 62 tons, fuel remaining 1474 tons.

01.00pm: Washed clothes.

02.00pm: Guns manned as required.


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12 May 1915

Gallipoli Peninsula.

Lat 40.04, Long 26.18

02.00am: Guns manned as required.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Employed as required.

11.00am: Read warrants No’s 134 & 135.

Noon: number on sick list 7, water distilled 20 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 53 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 1407 tons.

01.30pm: Trawler No 5 came alongside.

03.10pm: Opened fire with Forward turret on 211k9 (2 rounds).

06.25pm: Fired 1 round from forward turret.

09.00pm: 9 ratings joined from ‘Queen’.

10.30pm: Guns manned as required.


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13 May 1915

Gallipoli Peninsula.

Lat 40.04, Long 26.18

01.30am: Guns manned as required.

04.55am: Weighed & proceeded as required 1 mile to westward.

05.35am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in about 50 fthms & veered to 8 shackles.

06.45am: ‘Sunik’ secured alongside. Took in boiler water.

08.00am: Discharged 1 W.O. & 10 ratings to ‘Queen’.

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Employed as required.

09.35am: ‘Sunik’ cast off. Weighed & proceeded as required to resume position.

10.25am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 14 ½ fthms & veered to 4 shackles.

Noon: number on sick list 9, distance run through water 5 miles, Water received 84 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 117 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 82 tons, fuel remaining 1325 tons.

01.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to ‘Triumph’.

02.00pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

04.30pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Discharged Mr Vinniecombe & 1 rating to ‘Bacchante’.

09.00pm: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded as required to shift berth ¾ mile to westward.

09.30pm: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 24 fthms & veered to 5 shackles.


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14 May 1915

Gaba Tepe to Port Moudros.

Lat 40.04, Long 26.18

01.30am: Guns manned as required.

04.10am: Weighed – proceeded as required to resume station.

04.45am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 14 fthms & veered to 4 ½ shackles.

09.00am: 1 rating rejoined from ‘Prince of Wales’

09.14am: Weighed & proceeded as required for Port Moudros, Hoisted in picket boat.

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Employed as required: course as required to zig-zag for Port Moudros.

Noon: number on sick list 12, distance run through water 31 miles, Variation allowed 3 ½ oW, course and distance made good 227o 28 ½ miles, Latitude N 39.56, Longitude E 25.49, true bearing and distance Cape Irene 247o 23 miles.(limnos Island). Water distilled 9 tons, water expended 23 tons, water remaining 103 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 70 tons, fuel remaining 1735 tons.

00.05pm: Guns manned as required.

00.30pm: Employed dismounting 6” guns & as required.

04.00pm: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 6 ¾ fthms in B1 berth & veered to 4 shackles.

04.30pm: Hoisted out picket boat. ‘Queen Elizabeth’ & ‘Lord Nelson’ (flag of Vice admiral) proceeded.

05.40pm: Collier ‘Scawby’ came alongside.

07.30pm: ‘Seahorse’ proceeded.

08.30pm: Employed coaling ship.

11.10pm: Finished coaling received 480 tons.


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15 May 1915

Port Moudros, Limnos Island.

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

00.05am: White watch employed striking down coal & washing down upper deck.

05.00am:’Talbot’ arrived – ‘Bacchante’ proceeded.

05.30am: ‘Prince of Wales’ proceeded.

06.00am: Collier ‘Scawby’ cast off.

06.30am: Anti-aircraft guns manned.

07.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

10.00am: Employed cleaning ship & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 8, distance run through water 34 miles, course and distance made good various 40 miles. Water received 25 tons, water expended 23 tons, water remaining 105 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 9 tons, fuel remaining 1726 tons.

00.30pm: ‘Baron Ardrossan’ secured alongside.

01.00pm: Anti-aircraft guns manned special lookouts placed.

01.30pm: Employed embarking ammunition.

02.50pm: ‘Baron Ardrossan’ cast off.

02.45pm: ‘Dartmouth arrived.

04.00pm: worked hand pumps.

04.38pm: ‘Errington court’ secured alongside.

05.35pm: ‘Errington court’ cast off.

08.00pm: ‘London’ arrived.

10.00pm: Anti-aircraft guns manned.


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16 May 1915

Port. Moudros, Limnos island.

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

01.10am: ‘Alnwick Castle’ grounded off Samfradas point.

03.00am: Guns manned as required.

05.25am: Submarine E11 proceeded : ‘Cornwallis’ & ‘Talbot’ proceeded.

07.25am: ‘Alnwick castle’ got off under her own steam.

07.55am: Submarine E11 arrived.

08.15am: Submarine E11 proceeded.

09.00am: ‘Adamant’ arrived.

09.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Divine service.

11.35am: TB 044 proceeded.

Noon: number on sick list 12, water expended 22 tons, water remaining 83 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 2 tons, fuel remaining 1724 tons.

01.00pm: Guns manned as required.

04.15pm: ‘Minerva’ arrived.

05.00pm: ‘Dartmouth’ proceeded: hands to bathe.

05.30pm: ‘Implacable’ arrived.

10.30pm: Guns manned as required.


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17 May 1915

Port. Moudros. (limnos Island).

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

01.30am: Guns manned as required.

05.30am: SS ‘Swanley’ arrived.

06.30am: Submarine E11 proceeded.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Employed as required.

11.00am: transport B18 arrived.

Noon: number on sick list 12, water expended 19 tons, water remaining 64 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 17 tons, fuel remaining 1707 tons.

01.15pm: ‘Latouche-Treville’ arrived: ‘Henri IV’ proceeded.

02.30pm: Employed as required.

04.00pm: Quarters. Transport B.3. arrived.

04.30pm: Hands to bathe.

05.15pm: ‘Talbot’ proceeded.

06.35pm: ‘Sapphire’ proceeded.

07.00pm: ‘Euryalus’ proceeded.

10.00pm: Guns manned as required.


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18 May 1915

Gallipoli Peninsula.

Lat 40.21, Long 26.27

02.00am: Guns manned as required.

04.00am: Hoisted in picket boat.

04.45am: Weighed starboard anchor.

05.00am: Proceeded as required to zig-zag & for station off Gaba Tepe. 72 revs:

Noon: number on sick list 12, distance run through water 74 miles, course and distance made good various 58 miles, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 44 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 81 tons, fuel remaining 1626 tons.

00.02pm: Stopped- came to with starboard anchor in 25 fthms & veered to 3 shackles.

02.00pm: Hoisted out sail pinnace. Discharged Commodore West to ‘Prince of Wales’.

02.20pm: ‘Queen’ & ‘Prince of Wales’ proceeded

02.45pm: ‘Amethyst’ arrived: employed as required Boats 1 transport party employed: transporting wounded from shore.

03.45pm: ‘Amethyst’ proceeded.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: 28 ratings (French party) joined.

08.45pm: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded as required to shift berth.

09.30pm: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 19 fthms & veered to 3 shackles.

10.30pm: Guns manned as required.


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19 May 1915

Gallipoli Peninsula (off Gaba Tepe).

Lat 40.21, Long 26.27

01.30am: Guns manned as required.

03.45am: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded as required to shift berth.

05.50am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 22 fthms & veered to 3 ½ shackles. Fired 3 rounds of 6” from A1 at 237 m9 & 12 rounds of 6” from B1 at 250j.

09.00am: Opened fire on 224 f7 with 6”.

10.00am: Weighed & proceeded as required to shift berth.

10.50am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 26 fthms & veered to 3 ½ shackles.

11.15am: Weighed & proceeded as required to shift berth.

11.30am: Opened fire with Forward turret on Tilia Limas (214.s) (2 rounds).

Noon: number on sick list 11, distance run through water 8 miles, water distilled 15 tons, water expended 22 tons, water remaining 37 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 83 tons, fuel remaining 1543 tons.

01.50pm: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 21 fthms & veered to 3 ½ shackles : hoisted in 2nd steam pinnace.

02.50pm: Fired one round from B1 at 250j.

03.35pm: Fired 18 rounds from A1 at 224 f7.

04.30pm: Trawler 340 came alongside.

04.45pm: Ceased firing.

08.45pm: Weighed & proceeded.

09.15pm: Stopped –came to with starboard anchor in 20 fthms.

09.45pm: Fired 5 rounds 6” from B1 at Kuchuk Anafarta village.


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20 May 1915

Gallipoli Peninsula.

Lat 40.21, Long 26.27

01.30am: Guns manned as required.

04.30am: Fired 6 rounds 6” at Kuchuk Anafarta.

04.50am: Weighed –Proceeded as required to shift berth.

05.50am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor 28 fthms 4 shackles.

06.30am: Hoisted out steam pinnace & launch.

09.10am: Fired 5 rounds 6” at 250.0.7 to ts

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Employed as required.

10.30am: Sent burial party to ‘Soudan’.

11.00am: Discharged 2 ratings to ‘Triad’

Noon: number on sick list 10, distance run through water 7 miles, water distilled 12 tons, water expended 24 tons, water remaining 25 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 71 tons, fuel remaining 1472 tons.

02.00pm: Opened fire on 250.0.7 with 6” (31 common shells).

06.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to Hospital ship ‘Soudan’.

08.10pm: Weighed & proceeded as required to shift berth.

08.35pm: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 20 fthms Veered to 3 ½ shackles. 1/3 armament manned.

08.40pm: Fired 32 rounds 6” at 971 summit and ridge.


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21 May 1915

Gallipoli Peninsula.

Lat 40.30, Long 26.23

01.20am: Switched on searchlights & fired 6 rounds 6” at Anafarta village & valley.

03.00am: 1/3 armament manned.

05.30am: Weighed and proceeded as required. Course and speed as required to remain in position to support Left Flank.

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 12, distance run through water 13 miles, water distilled 24 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 29 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 73 tons, fuel remaining 1399 tons.

02.35pm: Action stations – fired 6” (16 common & 1 lyddite) at 250.0.6.[lyddite was the first high explosive shells used]

04.30pm: 1/3 armament manned.

05.00pm: Discharged Lieut-Col Herriot & servant to ‘Canopus’ for passage to Sedd el Bahr.

10.00pm: 1/3 armament manned.


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22 May 1915

From Gaba Tepe to Port Moudros.

Lat 40.21, Long 26.27

01.00am: 1/3 armament manned.

06.30am: Hoisted in 2nd steam pinnace.

10.30am: Fired 3 rounds 6” at 250.0.6 & 2 rounds 12 pounder.

11.30am: ‘Canopus’ hoisted submarine flag – proceeded as required to zig-zag closed up special look outs & manned light Q.F. guns.

Noon: number on sick list 8, distance run through water 37 miles, water distilled 14 tons, water expended 22 tons, water remaining 21 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 81 tons, fuel remaining 1318 tons.

02.00pm: Proceeded as required for Moudros.

04.00pm: Quarters.

06.10pm: Course and speed as required for entering port Moudros.

07.18pm: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 10 ½ fthms & veered to 4 shackles in M1 berth. Hoisted out steam pinnace.

09.00pm: two 12 pounders manned.


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23 May 1915

Port Moudros (Limnos Island).

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

01.30am: Two 12 pounders manned.

04.30am: ‘Cornwallis’ arrived.

07.00am: Collier ‘Danaholme’ came alongside.

08.00am: Commenced coaling.

08.20am: ‘Bacchante’ arrived.

09.30am: Anti-aircraft guns manned.

10.00am: ‘Triumph’ proceeded.

11.15am: Finished coaling – received 450 tons.

11.25am: Collier cast off.

Noon: number on sick list 5, distance run through water 73 miles, fresh beef received 734 lbs, water distilled 29 tons, water expended 22 tons, water remaining 28 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 58 tons, fuel remaining 1710 tons.

00.15pm: ‘Swansea Vale’ came alongside. Embarked ammunition.

02.10pm: ‘Dago’ secured alongside.

02.40pm: ‘Swansea Vale’ cast off.

03.40pm: ‘Frostan’ came alongside.

04.00pm: Employed embarking ammunition & cleaning ship. 1 rating joined from RNH.

05.30pm: Hands to bathe.

07.00pm: ‘Gascon’ hospital ship & transport B11 arrived. Transport X1 proceeded.

09.00pm: Darkened ship – two 12 pounder guns manned.


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24 May 1915

Port Moudros, (limnos Island).

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

01.30am: two 12 pounders manned.

04.30am: Manned anti-aircraft guns.

05.15am: ‘Suffren’ & ‘Patrie’ proceeded.

05.30am: ‘Latouche Treville’ & ‘Prince George’ arrived.

06.00am: ‘Majestic’ proceeded.

07.00am: ‘Henri IV’ arrived.

08.00am: Two 12 pounders manned.

08.45am: ‘Fauvette’ came alongside – embarked new 6” gun.

09.00am: Employed cleaning ship & as required.

10.40am: ‘Fauvette’ cast off.

Noon: number on sick list 8, water distilled 28 tons, water expended 19 tons, water remaining 37 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 58 tons, fuel remaining 1652 tons.

01.30pm: Employed as required.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.30pm: Hospital ship ‘seyllion’ proceeded.

07.00pm: fleet sweeper No 4 proceeded.

08.00pm: Hoisted in steam pinnace.

08.30pm: Two 12 pounders manned.


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25 May 1915

off Gallipoli Peninsula.

Lat 40.21, Long 26.27

01.30am: Two 12 pounders manned.

04.30am: Shortened in.

04.45am: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded as required for leaving harbour.

06.00am: Course & speed as required to zig-zag & for Gaba Tepe, 73 revs: 1/3 armament manned.

09.05am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.07am: Torpedo fired at ship from submarine on starboard beam. Proceeded full speed & altered course as required. Torpedo passed astern.

10.27am: Submarine sighted on starboard beam, steered to NE proceeded as required to zig-zag.

11.18am: Stopped to westward of 971 summit.

11.30am: SNO & staff came onboard. (senior naval Officers)

11.50am: ‘Canopus’ proceeded.

Noon: number on sick list 6, distance run through water 89 miles. Water distilled 25 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 44 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 113 tons, fuel remaining 1539 tons.

00.22pm: ‘Triumph’ Torpedoed.

00.32pm: ‘Triumph’ capsized.

01.30pm: Course and speed as required to zig-zag near shoal water off Imbros & Leminos.

02.00pm: Hostile submarines in vicinity.

02.30pm: Upper deck 6” & all light Q.F. guns manned.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.30pm: Stopped, ‘Usk’ came alongside. SNO & staff left ship.

05.40pm: Proceeded as required to zig-zag & for Port Moudros.

07.35pm: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 8 fthms & veered to 3 shackles: ‘Swiftsure’ arrived.

09.00pm: Two 12 pounders manned.


Triumph, torpedoed and sunk by U.21


BARNES, James, Stoker 1c, SS 107330 (Dev)

BARTIN, William, Stoker Petty Officer, 298220 (Dev)

BEAUMONT, Charles H, Stoker 1c, K 7538 (Dev)

BEDDING, Jason, Able Seaman, 218638 (Ch)

BEESLEY, Fred, Able Seaman, 200908 (Po)

BRAWN, Frederick C, Stoker 1c, K 12485 (Ch)

BROOKE, Frederick J, Petty Officer 1c (RFR A 1176), 128011 (Ch)

COLLINS, Charles C, Able Seaman, Hong Kong Special Reserve, VJ 44193

COTTER, John, Blacksmith, 340028 (Dev)

CRONIN, Jeremiah, Leading Stoker, 230510 (Dev)

DRISCOLL, John, Stoker 1c (RFR A 1329), 118248 (Dev)

FEAR, Samuel T, Chief Engine Room Artificer 2c, 270147 (Po)

FUNNELL, Victor E, Able Seaman, J 3452 (Po)

FURSMAN, James M, Stoker Petty Officer, 289504 (Dev)

GATCOMBE, Alfred J, Able Seaman, 191807 (Po)

GERMAN, George, Able Seaman, 185600 (Dev)

GOODGER, Edwin, Leading Stoker, 312238 (Po)

GUSCOTT, George, Able Seaman (RFR B 4171), 203021 (Dev)

HAMMOND, Hilgrove, Engineer Commander

HARE, Edward J J, Stoker 1c, K 5641 (Dev)

HOARE, Harwood, Able Seaman, 225753 (Dev)

HOLT, Albert, Ordinary Seaman, Hong Kong Special Reserve, VJ 42795

HOOPER, Percy J, Petty Officer, 216964 (Po)

HUTTER, William, Stoker 1c, K 15100 (Dev)

JUPE, Charles A, Boy 1c, J 21743

LANG, Ernest W, Chief Petty Officer, 162461 (Dev)

LONGMAN, James, Stoker 1c, 284496 (Po)

LOUBO, Lawrence C, Seaman, RNR, D 1338

MACIVER, William, Seaman, RNR, B 4250

MATTHEWS, William W, Stoker 1c, K 10907 (Po)

MCELROY, David, Stoker 1c, SS 111762 (Po)

MCKAY, Malcolm, Seaman, RNR, B 4333

MCKENZIE, Hugh, Stoker 1c, 282664 (Po)

MILFORD, John G, Able Seaman, 178314 (Dev)

MILLINGTON, Richard, Stoker 1c, 112285 (Po)

MINGO, Percy R, Able Seaman, J 9646 (Dev)

NEWDICK, Edward J, Able Seaman, 233545 (Ch)

OSCROFT, Thomas E, Private, RMLI, 14975 (Ch)

PEASE, Charles, Shipwright 1c, 345897 (Ch)

REECE, Frank W, Ty/Warrant Electrician, RNR

ROBERTS, Thomas, Leading Stoker, 310251 (Dev)

ROBINSON, William T, Stoker 1c, K 11453 (Dev)

ROWE, Albert, Stoker 1c, K 3095 (Dev)

RUSSELL, Thomas, Able Seaman (RFR B 5955), SS 2941 (Dev)

SAUNDERS, Frederick J, Stoker 1c, K 17862 (Ch)

SPARKES, Frank, Able Seaman, 226431 (Dev)

SPICER, John, Seaman, RNR, 2488 B

SPIERS, William H, Stoker 1c, 304312 (Dev)

TOMPKINS, William J, Ordinary Signalman, J 20250 (Po)

WAITE, John, Stoker Petty Officer, 297703 (Ch)

WALL, Frank T, Ty/Assistant Paymaster, RNR

WATSON, George A, Able Seaman, 205043 (Ch)

WHITEHORN, Alfred, Stoker 1c, K 12343 (Po)

WILLIAMS, Clem F, Able Seaman, 235078 (Ch)

YATES, Francis H, Stoker 1c, K 5218 (Dev)


The German submarine U21, under the command of Lieutenant Commander Otto Hersing, torpedoed and sank the battleship HMS Triumph as the ship guarded the ship to shore transports off Anzac Cove. General William Birdwood, commander of the ANZAC Corps, wrote that the Triumph 'suddenly turned just like a fish diving, and went straight to the bottom. It was really rather an awful sight and most solemn'.


After the sinking of the Triumph, Admiral Sir John de Roebuck recalled the British battleships to the comparative safety of Mudros harbour. British war correspondent Compton Mackenzie wrote:


The sense of abandonment was acute … every man had paused to stare at the unfamiliar emptiness of the water … it is certain that the Royal Navy has never executed a more demoralising manoeuvre in the whole of its history.


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26 May 1915

Port Moudros (Limnos Island).

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

02.00am: Two 12 pounders manned.

05.00am: Manned anti-aircraft guns.

05.30am: ‘Patrie’,’Askold’,’Grampus’ &’Racoon’ arrived.

06.00am: ‘Suffren’ arrived.

07.30am: ‘Harpy’ & ‘Savage’ arrived.

08.30am: ‘Euryalus’ proceeded.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

09.30am: Employed as required.

10.00am: ‘Talbot’ arrived.

10.38am: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded as required to shift berth 1 cable to Eastward.

10.50am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 8 fthms & veered to 3 ½ shackles.

Noon: number on sick list 6, water distilled 10 tons, water expended 19 tons, water remaining 35 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 82 tons, fuel remaining 1457 tons.

00.25pm: ‘Racoon’ & ‘Savage’ proceeded with troops.

01.00pm: ‘Harpy’ proceeded with troops.

01.30pm: Hands washing clothes.

02.00pm: ‘Grampus’ proceeded with troops.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Hands to bathe.

06.00pm: ‘Venerable’ & ‘Exemouth’ arrived – ‘Agamemnon’ proceeded.

06.30pm: 6 ratings joined from (W beach)

07.30pm: 1 rating joined from detention quarters.

10.30pm: Two 12 pounders manned.

11.55pm: ‘Prince George’ proceeded.


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27 May 1915

Port Moudros.

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

01.00am: Two 12 pounders manned.

04.30am: Anti-aircraft guns manned.

05.00am: ‘Minerva’ arrived.

05.30am: ‘Triad’ arrived flying flag of Vice Admiral.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

09.30am: Employed as required.

10.00am: ‘Chatham’ arrived.

11.55am: ‘Prince George’ arrived.

Noon: number on sick list 7, water distilled 50 tons, water expended 26 tons, water remaining 59 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 84 tons, fuel remaining 1373 tons.

01.00pm: French TBD ‘Fanfare’ arrived with survivors from ‘Majestic’.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Hands to Bathe.

06.00pm: ‘Dupleix’ arrived.

08.30pm: 12 pounder guns manned.

09.00pm: ‘Bacchante’ proceeded.

09.30pm: ‘Scourge’ proceeded.


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28 May 1915

Port Moudros.

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

01.30am:12 pounders manned.

04.00am: Anti-aircraft guns manned.

04.50am: ‘Triad’ flying flag of vice admiral proceeded.

05.10am: ‘Minerva’ proceeded. ‘Latouche Treville’ proceeded.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 6, water distilled 17 tons, water expended 22 tons, water remaining 54 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 66 tons, fuel remaining 1307 tons.

00.05pm: 4 French TBD’s arrived.

01.30pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

04.30pm: Sent 27 ratings to Gaba Tepe for beach party.

06.30pm: Prepared for coaling.

07.00pm: Collier ‘Daventry’ secured alongside.

07.30pm: ‘Minerva’ arrived.

09.30pm: Light Q.F. guns manned.


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29 May 1915

Port Moudros.

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

01.30am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

04.00am: ‘Mauretania’ arrived with troops.

04.30am: ‘Suffren’ & ‘Aleber’ proceeded.

05.15am: Commenced coaling.

06.30am: Anti-aircraft guns manned.

08.45am: Finished coaling received 455 tons.

09.00am: ‘Exmouth’ arrived: with ‘RA III’.

09.15am: Collier shoved off.

10.00am: Employed cleaning ship.

10.30am: TB 043 secured alongside.

11.55am: Hands to bathe.

Noon: number on sick list 5, water distilled 17 tons, water expended 24 tons, water remaining 47 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 74 tons, fuel remaining 1688 tons.

00.30pm: Employed scrubbing coaling gear.

03.00pm: ‘Bacchante’ arrived.

03.30pm: ‘Reindeer’ arrived: French TB 309 arrived.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Hands to bathe: ‘Cornwallis’ arrived.

07.00pm: ‘Folkestone’ proceeded with troops.

08.30pm: Darkened ship.

09.00pm: Light Q.F. guns manned.


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30 May 1915

Port Moudros.

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

01.30am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

05.00am: ‘Suffren’ arrived.

09.00am: ‘Exmouth’ proceeded.

09.45am: Divisions. Beach party returned form Gaba Tepe.

10.20am: Divine service – church party from ‘Whitby Abbey’ attended.

11.20am: ‘Latouche Treville’ arrived. Sent RC’s to ‘Canopus’ for divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 5, water distilled 12 tons water expended 22 tons, water remaining 37 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 59 tons, fuel remaining 1629 tons.

01.00pm: Anti-aircraft guns manned.

03.30pm: ‘Cornwallis’ arrived.

05.30pm: Light Q.F. guns manned.

08.30pm: ‘Reindeer’ proceeded with troops.


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31 May 1915

Moudros.

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

00.45am: ‘Whitby abbey’ proceeded with troops.

02.00am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

06.30am: Anti-aircraft guns manned.

07.30am: ‘Minerva’ proceeded.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers. ‘Talbot’ proceeded.

10.00am: Employed as required.

11.15am: ‘Latouche Treville’ proceeded.

11.30am: Hospital ship Soudan arrived.

Noon: number on sick list 5, water distilled 23 tons, water expended 22 tons, water remaining 38 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 72 tons, fuel remaining 1557 tons.

02.00pm: Hands washing clothes.

03.00pm: ‘Reindeer’ arrived.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Hands to bathe. Sent party of 27 hands as needed as relief boats crews.

06.00pm: French transport from 10 proceeded.

06.20pm: ‘Talbot’ arrived.

07.00pm: ‘Chatham’ proceeded.

08.15pm: Transport A9 arrived.

09.00pm: ‘Reindeer’ proceeded with troops.

10.00pm: Light Q.F guns manned – ship darkened.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1915


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1 June 1915

Port Moudros (Limnos Island).

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

01.30am: Light anti-aircraft guns manned.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

09.30am: Employed as required.

10.30am: Hospital ship ‘Sicilia’ & transport F15 arrived.

11.00am: TB 043 came alongside.

11.30am: ‘Doris’ proceeded : ‘Chatham’ arrived TB 043 proceeded.

Noon: number on sick list 8, water distilled 23 tons, water expended 26 tons, water remaining 35 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 82 tons, fuel remaining 1475 tons.

01.00pm: Paid monthly advance to ships company.

01.30pm: Anti-aircraft guns manned.

02.30pm: Hands washing clothes.

03.30pm: ‘Reindeer’ arrived.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: ‘Kleber’ arrived. Hands to bathe.

06.30pm: Troop ship 4 proceeded with troops. Transport N8 arrived: Hospital ship Z.26 proceeded.

07.00pm: ‘Immingham’ proceeded with troops.

08.00pm: Troop ship 1 proceeded with troops.

09.30pm: Light Q.F. guns manned.


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2 June 1915

Port Moudros, (limnos Island).

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

02.00am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

05.30am: ‘Carmania’ proceeded

06.00am: Hospital ship ‘Sicilia’ proceeded.

07.00am: lost overboard by accident, broomhead, bass, 1 No.

08.00am: Anti-aircraft guns manned.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

09.30am: Employed as required.

10.00am: Transport A12 arrived.

10.30am: 20 ratings (beach party) returned.

11.00am: T.S.II arrived (troop ship)

11.59am: sent working party 40 ratings & 1 W.O. to ‘Saturnia’

Noon: number on sick list 5, water distilled 22 tons, water expended 22 tons, water remaining 35 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 75 tons, fuel remaining 1400 tons.

00.30pm: Hospital ship ‘Somali’ proceeded.

03.00pm: Troopship ‘Star of Victoria’ arrived.

04.30pm: Prepared for coaling.

05.30pm: Working party returned from ‘Saturnia’.

06.30pm: Troopship L.33 proceeded.

08.00pm: Collier secured alongside.

04.10pm: F.S. II proceeded with troops.

10.00pm: Light Q.F. guns manned & ship darkened.


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3 June 1915

Port Moudros.

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

01.30am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

05.10am: Commenced coaling.

05.30am: ‘Minerva’ arrived.

07.20am: Finished coaling received 315 tons.

07.30am: Anti-aircraft guns manned.

08.00am: Collier cast off.

09.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

11.00am: ‘Talbot’ proceeded.

Noon: number on sick list 7, water distilled 24 tons, water expended 26 tons, water remaining 33 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 62 tons, fuel remaining 1653 tons.

02.00pm: Employed scrubbing coaling gear.

03.00pm: ‘Immingham’ & F.S.1 proceeded with troops. F.S.5 arrived.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.30pm: Sent beach party for passage to Anzac.

06.00pm: ‘Latouche Treville’ arrived.

07.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to trawler 306.

08.00pm: ‘Swiftsure’ proceeded.

09.30pm: Light Q.F. guns manned.

11.30pm: Hospital ship ‘Gascon’ arrived.


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4 June 1915

Port Moudros.

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

01.30am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

06.00am: ‘Latouche Treville’ proceeded.

08.00am: Anti-aircraft guns manned.

09.00am: Employed as required.

10.30am: ‘Humber’ arrived.

Noon: number on sick list 7, water distilled 14 tons, water expended 24 tons, water remaining 24 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 72 tons, fuel remaining 1581 tons.

01.30pm: Hands making and mending clothes.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: ‘Chatham’ proceeded. ‘Immingham’ arrived.

06.15pm: ‘Wear’ arrived, with survivors of ‘Casabianca’ & prisoners. ‘Gascon’ proceeded. (The Allies attempted to blockade Smyrna and close off the Gulf of Smyrna with minefields. During the operation, "Casabianca" blew up and sank on one of her own mines.)

06.30pm: ‘Doris’ arrived.

07.00pm: ‘Swiftsure’ & ‘Talbot’ arrived.

09.30pm: Light Q.F. guns manned. & ship darkened.


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5 June 1915

Moudros, (Limnos Island).

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

01.30am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

05.00am: ‘Wear’ & ‘Usk’ proceeded.

05.30am: ‘Latouche Treville’ arrived.

07.00am: Anti-aircraft guns manned.

08.00am: Transport L.15 arrived.

09.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

10.00am: Tested life buoys –correct.

11.30am: Discharged Lieut: Commander Parker to ‘Aragon’.

Noon: number on sick list 5, water distilled 28 tons, water expended 21 tons, water remaining 30 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 68 tons, fuel remaining 1513 tons.

00.05pm: Read warrant No 135.

01.30pm: Discharged 1 private RMLI for detention.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Lieut: Commander Parker rejoined. Hoisted in picket boat.

06.00pm: ‘Kleber’ proceeded: FS4 proceeded with troops.

06.30pm: Transport A.23 arrived with troops.

07.00pm: Transport A 27 proceeded.

07.30pm: Transport N6 proceeded.

08.30pm: Discharged Reverend S.H.W. Lovett, Chaplin to hospital ship ‘Soudan’.

10.00pm: Hoisted in steam pinnace.

10.30pm: Light Q.F. guns manned.


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6 June 1915

Port Moudros to Port Iero, Mityleni. (a bay now called Kolpos Geras on the Greek Island now called Lesbos)

Lat 39.08, Long 26.50

01.30am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

04.30am: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded as required for leaving Port Moudros.

05.00am: Proceeded 78 revs, course as required to zig-zag & for Port Iero.

06.00am: 1/3 armament manned.

09.30am: Divisions .Prayers.

Noon: number on sick list 5, distance run through water 93 miles, variation allowed 4oW, course and distance made good various 90 miles. water distilled 8 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 20 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 87 tons, fuel remaining 1426 tons.

00.45pm: 48 revs: course as required for entering Port Iero.

01.40pm: Stopped –came to with starboard anchor in 8 ½ fthms & veered to 3 shackles. Hoisted out picket boat.

04.00pm: Hoisted out steam pinnace.

06.00pm: Landed guard (outer)

08.30pm: Landed guard (inner)

09.00pm: Sent 1 maxim & field mounting 1 box spare parts & 2 boxes ammunition to ‘Euryalus’.

10.30pm: 3 ratings joined from ‘Euryalus’.

11.00pm: 1/3 armament manned.


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7 June 1915

Port Iero, Mityleni. (a bay now called Kolpos Geras on the Greek Island now called Lesbos)

Lat 39.08, Long 26.50

01.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

03.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

05.30am: Submarine B6 secured alongside.

06.00am: Motor boat secured astern.

06.30am: ‘Euryalus’ proceeded.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

09.30am: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded as required to shift berth.

10.15am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 8 fthms & veered to 6 shackles on starboard & 4 shackles on port cable.

11.30am: Employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 12, distance run through water 17 miles, course and distance made good 5 miles, Water received 69 tons, water distilled 53 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 124 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 56 tons, fuel remaining 1370 tons.

01.00pm: Anti-aircraft guns manned.

02.00pm: Employed as required.

04.00pm: Leave to Blue watch from 4.0 till 6.30pm.

04.30pm: Quarters. Hands to bathe. Relieved guards.

06.50pm: RFA ‘Tandil’ came alongside.

09.00pm: Light Q.F.guns manned.

09.30pm: Burned searchlights on shore.

11.00pm: Watch employed repairing searchlight cable.


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8 June 1915

Port Iero, Mityleni. (a bay now called Kolpos Geras on the Greek Island now called Lesbos)

Lat 39.08, Long 26.50

01.30am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

04.30am: Anti-aircraft guns manned. Submarine B6 proceeded.

06.30am: Collier ‘Melanie’ arrived.

07.00am: ‘Welland’ arrived.

08.30am: ‘Bruix’ arrived.

09.00am: ‘Welland’ proceeded. ‘Tandil’ cast off.

10.00am: Employed as required.

11.00am: SS ‘Melanie’ came alongside. ‘Tandil’ sailed.

Noon: number on sick list 16, Water distilled 23 tons, water remaining 118 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 52 tons, fuel remaining 1712 tons.

00.30pm: B.7 secured alongside.

04.00pm: Commenced coaling.

05.00pm: ‘Welland’ arrived.

05.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to ‘Welland’.

06.00pm: Flight Lieut Wilson joined ship.

06.50pm: Finished coaling. Received 394 tons.

07.10pm: Collier ‘Melanie’ cast off.

09.00pm: Light Q.F. guns manned – Burned searchlights on shore.


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9 June 1915

Port Iero, Mityleni. (a bay now called Kolpos Geras on the Greek Island now called Lesbos)

Lat 39.08, Long 26.50

05.00am: Submarine B6 arrived & secured alongside.

08.00am: Submarine B6 & B7 sailed.

09.00am: Employed repairing searchlight cable.

09.30am: Cleaning ship & as required.

10.00am: Relieved inner & outer guards.

11.55am: ‘Welland’ anchored.

Noon: number on sick list 17, water distilled 13 tons, water expended 24 tons, water remaining 107 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 38 tons, fuel remaining 1674 tons.

01.00pm: leave to White watch 4.0pm till 6.30 pm.

02.00pm: Employed scrubbing coal gear & as required.

02.30pm: Discharged Flight Lieut Wilson & sent marine guard to aerodrome.

04.30pm: 1 stoker RNR joined from ‘Welland’ for cells.

09.30pm: Light Q.F. guns manned.


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10 June 1915


Port Iero, Mityleni. (a bay now called Kolpos Geras on the Greek Island now called Lesbos)

Lat 39.08, Long 26.50

01.30am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

04.45am: ‘Euryalus’ arrived.

06.30am: ‘Wear’ & French TBD ‘Arbalete’ arrived.

08.00am: Hands to bathe.

08.30am: Anti-aircraft guns manned.

09.30am: Employed as required.

10.30am: French TBD ‘Mortier’ arrived.

Noon: number on sick list 17, water distilled 14 tons, water expended 17 tons, water remaining 104 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 38 tons, fuel remaining 1636 tons.

00.45pm: French TBD ‘Sabretache’ arrived.

00.55pm: Broke S.B.’s Bungee.

02.30pm: French TBD ‘Arbalete’ arrived.

03.30pm: Leave to Red watch from 4.0 till 6.30 pm.

04.00pm: Quarters. Hands to bathe.

06.30pm: French TBD ‘Mortier’ proceeded.

08.00pm: Light Q.F. guns manned.


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11 June 1915

Port Iero, Mityleni. (a bay now called Kolpos Geras on the Greek Island now called Lesbos)

Lat 39.08, Long 26.50

04.00am: ‘Welland’ proceeded.

06.00am: ‘Kennett’ arrived.

08.30am: French TBD ‘Arbalete’ proceeded.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

09.30am: Employed painting aloft & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 18, fresh beef received 400 lbs, vegetables received 1196 lbs, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 84 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 38 tons, fuel remaining 1598 tons.

00.10pm: French TBD ‘Mortier’ arrived.

01.00pm: Sent 3 pounder gun for mounting on Square point.

03.30pm: ‘Kennett’ secured alongside.

04.00pm: Quarters. Leave to Blue watch till 6.30 pm

04.30pm: Hands to bathe.

09.00pm: Steam Pinnace drew fires.

11.00pm: Light Q.F. guns manned.

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12 June 1915


Port Iero, Mityleni. (a bay now called Kolpos Geras on the Greek Island now called Lesbos)

Lat 39.08, Long 26.50

04.00am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

05.30am: Surveying party left ship.

06.00am: French TBD ‘Arc’ proceeded.

08.00am: Hands to bathe.

09.00am: Employed as required.

10.00am: Trawler 48 arrived.

11.00am: Read warrants No’s 136 & 137.

Noon: number on sick list 12, fresh beef received 832 lbs, vegetables received 1406 lbs, water distilled 21 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 85 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 38 tons, fuel remaining 1560 tons.

02.30pm: French TBD ‘Sabretache’ arrived.

04.00pm: Leave to White watch till 6.30 pm.

04.30pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Trawler 48 secured alongside.

05.30pm: French minesweeper ‘Maria champagne’ arrived.

06.00pm: Trawler 102 arrived: Trawler 48 cast off.

07.00pm: Surveying party returned.

07.10pm: ‘Ben my Chree’ arrived.


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13 June 1915


Port Iero, Mityleni. (a bay now called Kolpos Geras on the Greek Island now called Lesbos)

Lat 39.08, Long 26.50

01.30am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

04.00am: ‘Kennett’ proceeded.

06.30am: Employed laying new searchlight cable & as required.

09.30am: Divisions. ‘Fanfare’ arrived.

10.30am: ‘Gazelle’ arrived.

11.00am: Divine service.

11.30am: ‘Arbalete’ proceeded. Trawler 102 arrived.

Noon: number on sick list 18, water distilled 24 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 89 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 38 tons, fuel remaining 1522 tons.

01.30pm: Trawler 102 proceeded.

03.30pm: ‘Fanfare’ proceeded.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Hands to bathe.

08.30pm: Steam pinnace drew fires.

09.30pm: Darkened ship – burned shore searchlight.


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14 June 1915

Port Iero, Mityleni. (a bay now called Kolpos Geras on the Greek Island now called Lesbos)

Lat 39.08, Long 26.50

01.30am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

05.30am: ‘Sabretache’ proceeded.

07.00am: ‘Fanfare’ arrived.

08.55am: ‘Welland’ arrived.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

09.30am: Employed painting aloft & as required.

09.40am: ‘Welland’ proceeded.

10.30am: Discharged 1 rating to ‘Gazelle’.

Noon: number on sick list 22, water distilled 13 tons, water expended 22 tons, water remaining 80 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 40 tons, fuel remaining 1482 tons.

02.00pm: Scrubbed hammocks & washed clothes.

04.00pm: Leave to Red watch from 4.0 till 6.30 pm.

04.30pm: ‘Wear’ arrived. Hands to bathe.

05.00pm: 1 rating joined from ‘Gazelle’.

07.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to ‘Wear’ & 1 to ‘Gazelle’.

09.30pm: Darkened ship. Burned shore searchlight.

10.30pm: 1 rating joined form ‘Gazelle’.


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15 June 1915

Port Iero, Mityleni. (a bay now called Kolpos Geras on the Greek Island now called Lesbos)

Lat 39.08, Long 26.50

01.30am: Light Q.F.guns manned.

04.00am: ‘Gazelle’ proceeded.

05.00am: Employed painting ships side.

08.00am: Trawler 48 proceeded.

08.30am: Employed painting & as required.

11.30am: Sub-Lieut Fryer RNR died of burns.

Noon: number on sick list 22, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 80 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 42 tons, fuel remaining 1440 tons.

01.00pm: Trawler 48 arrived.

02.00pm: ‘Fanfare’ arrived.

03.05pm: Trawler 48 proceeded: conveying the remains of Sub – Lieut Fryer RNR for burial. (male 29 ¾ years, Alberton glebe, Alberton, Essex; Severe burns of trunk, face & limbs. British National) [FRYER, Ernest George, Act/Sub Lieutenant, RNR, burns, DOI Son of Mahala Rebecca Paczensky (formerly Fryer) of 8, Belsize Park, Hampstead, London and the late Robert Fryer. Native of Abberton, Essex. Information from CWGC]

03.30pm: Leave to Blue watch from 4.0 till 6.30 pm.

04.50pm: ‘Bruix’, ‘Hussard’ & ‘Fanfare’ proceeded.

09.30pm: Steam pinnace drew fires.

10.00pm: Darkened ship & burned shore searchlight.


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16 June 1915

Port Iero, Mityleni. (a bay now called Kolpos Geras on the Greek Island now called Lesbos)

Lat 39.08, Long 26.50

01.00am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

04.00am: ‘Wear’ proceeded.

07.30am: ‘Welland’ arrived.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 23, fresh beef received 400 lbs, vegetables 700 lbs, water distilled 28 tons, water expended 22 tons, water remaining 66 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 41 tons, fuel remaining 1399 tons.

01.30pm: Hands scrubbing and washing clothes.

03.00pm: ‘Arbalete’ arrived.

06.00pm: ‘Arbalete’ proceeded.

06.30pm: Lost overboard by accident 100 ft tape measure.

07.00pm: 3 ratings returned from duty at Aerodrome.

08.30pm: Collier ‘Redesmere’ arrived.

09.30pm: Darkened ship & burned shore searchlight.


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17 June 1915

Port Iero, Mityleni. (a bay now called Kolpos Geras on the Greek Island now called Lesbos)

Lat 39.08, Long 26.50

01.00am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

08.00am: Hands to bathe.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

09.30am: Employed as required.

10.00am: 2 ratings joined ship.

Noon: number on sick list 24, fresh beef received 400 lbs, vegetables received 900 lbs, water distilled 28 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 74 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 44 tons, fuel remaining 1355 tons.

04.00pm: Leave to Red watch from 4.0 till 6.30 pm.

04.30pm: Quarters. Hands to bathe.

05.30pm: ‘Fanfare’ arrived.

06.30pm: Collier ‘Melanie’ proceeded. ‘Fanfare’ proceeded.

08.30pm: Steam pinnace drew fires.

09.30pm: Darkened ship & burned shore searchlight.


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18 June 1915

Port Iero, Mityleni. (a bay now called Kolpos Geras on the Greek Island now called Lesbos)

Lat 39.08, Long 26.50

01.00am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

03.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

04.00am: ‘Welland’ proceeded.

05.00am: Aired Bedding.

06.00am: ‘Kennett’ arrived.

08.00am: Collier ‘Millpool’ arrived.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

09.30am: Employed refitting coaling gear, drawing stores and as required.’Arbalete’ arrived ‘Hussard’ arrived

11.00am: ‘Arabelete’ proceeded: trawler 48 proceeded.

11.30am: 2 ratings from ‘Kennett’ detained for medical treatment.

Noon: number on sick list 26, fresh beef received 400 lbs, vegetables 4000 lbs, water received 48 tons, water distilled 28 tons, water expended 18 tons water remaining 132 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 42 tons, fuel remaining 1313 tons.

01.00pm: 1 rating joined.

04.00pm: Hands to bathe.

04.30pm: ‘Hussard’ proceeded.

06.30pm: prepared for coaling.

07.10pm: Collier ‘Millpool’ secured alongside.

09.30pm: Received 5 tons of stores from ‘Millpool’.

10.00pm: Darkened ship. Burned searchlight on shore.


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19 June 1915


Port Iero, Mityleni. (a bay now called Kolpos Geras on the Greek Island now called Lesbos)

Lat 39.08, Long 26.50

01.00am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

04.55am: Commenced coaling.

05.00am: ‘Sabretache’ arrived.

06.30am: ‘Carron’ arrived.

08.30am: 1 rating joined from ‘Wear’.

09.00am: Steam pinnace returned with small prize of 2 natives.

09.30am: Finished coaling. Received 470 tons.

10.00am: Collier cast off. ‘Sabretache’ proceeded.

10.30am: Trawler 48 arrived.

11.00am: Received 97 seamans rifles from ‘Carron’.

Noon: number on sick list 21, water received 5 tons, water expended 27 tons, water remaining 110 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 41 tons, fuel remaining 1742 tons.

00.30pm: ‘Gazelle’ arrived.

01.00pm: Hands scrubbed & washed clothes.

04.00pm: Leave to White watch from 4.0 till 6.30 pm. Quarters. ‘Hussard’ arrived.


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20 June 1915

Port Iero, Mityleni. (a bay now called Kolpos Geras on the Greek Island now called Lesbos)

Lat 39.08, Long 26.50

01.00am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

04.00am: Trawler 48 proceeded.

06.00am: ‘Sabretache’ & ‘Heroic’ arrived.

06.30am: ‘Sabretache’ proceeded.

08.00am: Hands to bathe.

08.30am: ‘Wear’ arrived.

09.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 21, water distilled 13 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 103 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 46 tons, fuel remaining 1696 tons.

01.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to ‘Wear’

02.00pm: Leave to Red watch from 4.0 till 6.30 pm.

04.00pm: Quarters. Hands to bathe.

05.00pm: Hoisted in picket boat.

07.00pm: ‘Kennett’ came alongside.

07.30pm: ‘Kennett’ proceeded.

10.00pm: Discharged 1 interpreter to ‘Millpool’.

10.30pm: Darkened ship & burned search light on shore.


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21 June 1915

Port Iero, Mityleni. (a bay now called Kolpos Geras on the Greek Island now called Lesbos)

Lat 39.08, Long 26.50

01.00am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

05.00am: Collier ‘Millpool’ proceeded.

07.00am: ‘Bruix’ arrived.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 20, fresh beef received 785 lbs, vegetables received 50 lbs, water distilled 15 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 100 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 46 tons, fuel remaining 1650 tons.

00.05pm: Read warrants No’s 138 to 142.

01.00pm: Trawler 48 came alongside, with Greek steam vessel in tow.

01.28pm: ‘Heroic’ proceeded.

01.35pm: Trawler 48 cast off.

02.30pm: Divers employed diving.

03.00pm: leave to Blue watch from 4.0 till 6.30 pm.

04.00pm: Lieut Taylor & 5 ratings armed prize crew left ship.

04.25pm: Trawler 48 proceeded.

05.00pm: Hoisted out picket boat.

08.30pm: Darkened ship & burned shore searchlight.


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22 June 1915

Port Iero, Mityleni. (a bay now called Kolpos Geras on the Greek Island now called Lesbos)

Lat 39.08, Long 26.50

01.30am: 2 injured officers joined from ‘Carron’. Let fires die out in steam pinnace.

04.00am: ‘Wear’ proceeded.

07.30am: ‘Welland’ arrived.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

09.20am: Greek steamer cast off.

09.30am: Employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 26, Fresh beef received 400 lbs, vegetables received 1400 lbs, water distilled 26 tons, water expended 22 tons, water remaining 104 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 50 tons, fuel remaining 1600 tons.

02.30pm: ‘Welland’ came alongside.

03.00pm: ‘Welland’ cast off.

03.30pm: Leave to White watch.

04.00pm: Quarters.

09.00pm: Lieut: Taylor & armed prize crew returned in Trawler 48.

10.00pm: 1 rating (sick) joined from Trawler 48.

11.00pm: Darkened ship & burned shore searchlight.


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23 June 1915

Port Iero, Mityleni. (a bay now called Kolpos Geras on the Greek Island now called Lesbos)

Lat 39.08, Long 26.50

01.00am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

03.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

04.30am: Trawler 48 proceeded.

05.50am: Seaplane descended.

07.00am: Seaplane returned.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 23, Fresh beef received 400 lbs, vegetables received 50 lbs, water distilled 13 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 99 tons,. Fuel expended for all purposes 50 tons, fuel remaining 1550 tons.

00.30pm: ‘Hussard’ proceeded.

01.30pm: ‘Wear’ arrived.

03.00pm: ‘Wear’ proceeded.

03.30pm: Leave to Red watch from 4.0 till 6.30 pm.

04.00pm: Quarters. Hands to bathe.

04.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to ‘Welland’

06.30pm: Trawler 102 arrived.

08.30pm: Steam pinnace drew fires.

09.45pm: Trawler 48 arrived & 9.55 pm sailed.

10.00pm: trawler 102 secured alongside.

11.00pm: Darkened ship & burned searchlight on shore.


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24 June 1915

Port Iero, Mityleni. (a bay now called Kolpos Geras on the Greek Island now called Lesbos)

Lat 39.08, Long 26.50

01.00am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

04.00am: ‘Welland’ proceeded.

05.30am: 57 ratings & 1 interpreter left ship by trawler 102.

06.10am: ‘Heroic’ arrived.

06.30am: Trawler 102 cast off.

07.30am: Collier ‘Nevisbrook’ arrived.

08.00am: Hands to bathe.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Employed as required.

10.30am: Exercised picket boat running torpedoes from dropping gear.

Noon: number on sick list 24, Fresh beef received 400 lbs, water distilled 13 tons water expended 15 tons, water remaining 97 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 41 tons, fuel remaining 1509 tons.

01.45pm: French Auxiliary cruiser ‘Golo’ arrived.

01.50pm: 3 marines, aerodrome guard left ship.

03.00pm: Leave to Blue watch from 4.0 till 6.30 pm.

04.30pm: ‘Sabertache’ arrived.

05.30pm: ‘Golo’ proceeded.

07.00pm: Trawler 48 arrived.

08.30pm: Steam pinnace drew fires.

10.00pm: Darkened ship & burned shore searchlight.


[Vengeance, pre-Dreadnought battleship

PEAKE, John H, 206154; 24/06/1915; Leading Seaman (RFR B 6529), 206154 (Po), DOW] Died Of Wounds.


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25 June 1915


Port Iero, Mityleni. (a bay now called Kolpos Geras on the Greek Island now called Lesbos)

Lat 39.08, Long 26.50

01.30am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

05.15am: ‘Heroic’ proceeded.

06.00am: Collier ‘Nevisbrook’ secured alongside.

06.30am: Employed provisioning ship.

09.00am: ‘Wear’ arrived with seaplane in tow.

09.30am: Hoisted in picket boat. ‘Wear’ proceeded.

10.00am: 3 French trawlers arrived.

10.30am: Employed as required.

11.00am: ‘Carron’ arrived.

Noon: number on sick list 23, fresh beef received 400 lbs, vegetables received 150 lbs, water distilled 25 tons, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 107 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 40 tons, fuel remaining 1469 tons.

00.05pm: 1 rating (sick) joined from ‘Carron’.

01.00pm: 1 midshipman & 1 rating joined from aerodrome.

02.00pm: Leave to White watch from 4.0 till 6.30 pm.

03.50pm: Trawler 48 proceeded.

03.55pm: Received by W.T. (wireless telegraphy) news of death on 24th June of John Hubert Peake; Male; 31 ½ yrs; L.S, RFR; British National; Bay View, Sterte road, Poole, Dorset. From wounds received in action on 23rd June during Dardanelles operations.

05.20pm: 1 French trawler proceeded. Prepared for coaling.

06.30pm: 2 French trawlers proceeded.

08.10pm: Received 3 officers & 8 ratings wounded from ‘Heroic’ & 1 corpse from ‘Heroic’ Buried same.

09.15pm: ‘Wear’ came alongside with refugees.

10.30pm: ‘Wear’ cast off.

11.00pm: Landed refugees.


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26 June 1915

Port Iero, Mityleni. (a bay now called Kolpos Geras on the Greek Island now called Lesbos)

Lat 39.08, Long 26.50

01.00am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

00.55 am: 12.55 1 rating from ‘Heroic’ died of wounds.

02.45am: 1 rating from ‘Heroic’ died of wounds’ (see below)

04.45am: ‘Heroic’ proceeded.

04.55am: Commenced coaling.

07.00am: Finished coaling received 300 tons.

07.30am: Buried 2 ratings from ‘Heroic’.

07.40am: Collier cast off.

09.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 35, water distilled 25 tons, water expended 22 tons, water remaining 110 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 41 tons, fuel remaining 1728 tons.

02.00pm: Sent working party to ‘Carron’.

03.30pm: French trawler & ‘Gazelle’ arrived.

04.00pm: French trawler proceeded. Aerodrome guard returned.

04.30pm: Quarters. Hands to bathe.

04.40pm: ‘Gazelle’ proceeded.

05.30pm: Employed embarking aerodrome gear & as required.

06.30pm: French trawler ‘Richlieu’ arrived.

07.00pm: Discharged Lieut: Samson RANS (injured) to ‘Carron’.

07.50pm: ‘Wear’ arrived; ‘carron’ proceeded.

08.30pm: Trawler 102 proceeded.

Died 26th June 1915

     Heroic, armed boarding steamer, hit by Maxim fire off Turkish coast

     MARKS, James, Petty Officer 1c (RFR A 590), 108554 (Dev), DOW [Petty Officer 1st Class, 108554, (RFR/DEV/A/590). H.M.S. "Heroic.", Royal Navy who died on 26 June 1915 Age 53, Son of Richard and Elizabeth Marks, of Devonport; husband of the late Eliza Marks.

     McLEOD, Hector, Seaman, RNR, B 4612, DOW [4612B, H.M.S. "Heroic.", Royal Naval Reserve who died on 26 June 1915 Age 28, Husband of Annabella McLeod, of 5, North St., Sandwick, Stornoway, Ross-shire.]

[The two paragraphs above are taken from the CWGC site and are assumed to be accurate. Both the above received bullet wounds following action on 25th June during Dardanelles operations.]


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27 June 1915

Port Iero, Mityleni. (a bay now called Kolpos Geras on the Greek Island now called Lesbos)

Lat 39.08, Long 26.50

01.30am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

06.15am: Unmoored – weighed port anchor & shortened in to 2 shackles on starboard anchor.

07.00am: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded as required to shift berth 6 cables to Northward. Came to with starboard anchor in 9 fthms & veered to 3 shackles.

10.00am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine services. Diving party employed cleaning propeller. 3 French trawlers arrived.

11.30am: Discharged 13 ratings & 1 interpreter to ‘Euryalus’.

Noon: number on sick list 25, water distilled 9 tons, water expended 19 tons, water remaining 100 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 95 tons, fuel remaining 1633 tons.

01.00pm: Anti-aircraft guns manned.

04.00pm: Employed stowing awnings & as required.

06.00pm: French TBD ‘Sabretache’ arrived.

06.30pm: Supplied steam pinnace to ‘Albion’. Discharged interpreter to ‘Albion’.

06.50pm: Weighed & proceeded as required for leaving port Iero.

08.00pm: Proceeded as required to zig-zag.


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28 June 1915

Port Iero, Mityleni. (a bay now called Kolpos Geras on the Greek Island now called Lesbos)

Lat 39.08, Long 26.50

04.52am: 60 revs:

05.25am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 9 fthms & veered to 3 shackles.

06.00am: Hoisted out picket boat & sail pinnace.

07.00am: four 6” & 12 pounder guns manned.

08.00am: 6 ratings, armed prize crew, rejoined.

09.00am: Employed as required – discharged 3 pounder guns, field guns & shrapnel ammunition. Discharged civilian suspect to ‘Europa’, Discharged 1 rating to ‘Agamemnon’ Discharged 10 ratings to ‘Blenheim’.

Noon: number on sick list 25, distance run through water 124 miles, variation allowed 3 ½ oW, course and distance made good various 100 miles. Water distilled 19 tons, water expended 16 tons, water remaining 103 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 101 tons, fuel remaining 1532 tons.

00.05pm: SS ‘Bondier’ secured alongside. French hospital ship ‘Canada’ arrived.

01.30pm: Employed discharging shrapnel ammunition & as required.

02.00pm: Mr Dewing midshipman rejoined. 1 rating joined from ‘Chatham’.

03.45pm: SS ‘Bondier’ cast off.

02.30pm: ‘Racoon’ arrived.

04.30pm: ‘Minerva’, B6, French submersible, ‘Parbudge’ & 1 French TBD arrived.

05.10pm: ‘Newmarket’ & ‘Fauvette’ proceeded.

06.50pm: ‘Renard’ arrived.

09.30pm: Darkened ship.


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29 June 1915

Port Iero, Mityleni. (a bay now called Kolpos Geras on the Greek Island now called Lesbos)

Lat 39.08, Long 26.50

01.00am: Light Q.F. guns manned.

06.30am: ‘Prince Edward’ arrived.

08.30am: ‘Rattlesnake’ arrived.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers. ‘Harpy’ ,’Renard’ , ‘Grampus’ & ‘Farage’ proceeded.

10.30am: Employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 24, water distilled 15 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 100 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 87 tons, fuel remaining 1445 tons.

01.00pm: 3 ratings joined from ‘Lord Nelson’.

01.30pm: 2 ratings joined form ‘Lord Nelson’.

04.20pm: Vice Admiral De Robeck came onboard and addressed ships company.

05.00pm: 1 Engineer Lieut: RNR , 1 lady spy & 1 rating joined ship for passage. 1 naval staff officer joined for passage.

07.00pm: Hoisted in boom boats. Transports A19 proceeded.

07.45pm: Weighed starboard anchor – proceeded as required for leaving harbour & to zig-zag. Submarine E12 in company.

08.45pm: Kastra Island N56W 2 miles. Mean course S1W.


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30 June 1915

From Port Iero, Mityleni, to Malta

Lat 37.0, Long 24.9

00.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

02.25am: Sighted Psara Island S59E.

03.30am: Psara Light N73E.

04.25am: Mean course S20E.

04.55am: Mean course S1W.

05.00am: Kalogeri rock S75W 3 ½ miles.

07.17am: 78 revs:

07.20am: Mean course S25W.

08.30am: Mean course S58W.

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Nata Island N38E 2 ¼ miles.

11.00am: Employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 23, distance run through water 195 miles, variation allowed 4oW, course and distance made good various 184 miles. Latitude N 36.59, Longitude E 24.55, true bearing and distance Kyparissos point Polykandro (Now called Folegandros, renamed in 30’s) 190o 20 miles. Water expended 19 tons, water remaining 81 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 182 tons, fuel remaining 1263 tons.

00.00pm: Left behind at Dardanelles for use of boats employed for beach work :- compasses, boats, pall:182, 4 No.

02.00pm: Mean course S56W.

04.30pm: Upper deck 6” & 6 12 pounders manned.

06.55pm: 69 revs:

07.20pm: Steered direct course S58W (mag)

08.25pm: Streamed cherub log.

08.45pm: 62 revs:


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LOGS FOR JULY 1915


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1 July 1915

from Port Moudros to Malta (should be from Port Iero to Malta)

Lat 35.5, Long 20.8

01.00am: Upper deck 6” & 12 pounders manned.

01.30am: Submarine E12 in company.

02.00am: Mean course S56W.

04.30am: Altered course N85W.

07.25am: Re-commenced to zig-zag.

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Employed as required.

11.30am: Put clocks back 1 hour (to 1 hour in front G.M.T.)

Noon: number on sick list 22, distance run through water 278 miles, variation allowed 5oW, course and distance made good various 234 miles, Latitude N 35.28, Longitude E 20.50, true bearing and distance St Elmo Light 275o 310 miles.

Water expended 19 tons, water remaining 62 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 168 tons, fuel remaining 1095 miles.

01.00pm: Mean course N86W.

04.00pm: Quarters.

07.28pm: altered course 32 points to south.

07.38pm: Proceeded N86W 07.54pm: Hauled in port log.

08.00pm: Stopped – took submarine in tow. 35.24N 19.18E 9 fthms.

09.22pm: Worked up to 39 revs: course N86W.


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2 July 1915

Port Mourdos to Malta (should say Port Iero to Malta)

Lat 35.3, Long 16.5

02.10am: Submarine cast off tow.

02.42am: Proceeded N86W

03.05am: Streamed port log.

03.00am: Upper deck 6” & 12 pounders manned.

04.20am: Commenced zig-zagging.

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Employed as required.

11.00am: altered course to mean course N83W.

Noon: number on sick list 24, distance run through water 229.5 miles. Variation allowed 6 ½ oW, Course and distance made good 267o 213 miles, Latitude N 35.17, Longitude E 16.28, true bearing and distance St Elmo 292o 100 miles. Water expended 20 tons, water remaining 42 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 170 tons, fuel remaining 925 tons.

Noon:- proceeded 1 ½ miles to Eastward.

00.15pm: Proceeded N64W.

03.15pm: 81 revs: ‘Harrier’ took over convoy of submarine E12.

07.15pm: altered course N40W & as required for Grand Harbour.

08.00pm: Recommenced zig-zagging.

09.45pm: Entered harbour. Secured to No 11 buoy.

10.30pm: Discontinued gun watch.


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3 July 1915

Malta to Gibraltar.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

05.30am: Hoisted out picket boat ~& sail pinnace.

06.00am: Tug ‘Restters’ arrived:- secured stern hawsers to ‘St Angelo’.

06.45am: ‘Harrier’ arrived: with submarine E12.

07.30am: Hospital ship ‘Somali’ arrived.

07.50am: Commenced coaling from lighters- native labour.

09.00am: Discharged 1 Engineering Lieut RNR & 1 rating to ‘Egmont’.

Noon: number on sick list 19, distance run through water 100 miles, fresh beef received 700 lbs, vegetables received 4000 lbs, course and distance made good various 100 miles, water received 89 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 113 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 95 tons, fuel remaining 1250 tons.

01.00pm: Employed coaling & as required.

01.30pm: Discharged 6 ratings to RNH & 2 to ‘Egmont’

02.00pm: 1 rating joined from detention quarters & 1 from RNH. Hoisted in picket boat.

03.35pm: Slipped & proceeded as required.

04.15pm: Proceeded on zig-zagging course – mean course N36W.

05.20pm: altered course to mean course N73W.

06.00pm: four 6” & six 12 pounders manned.

08.45pm: Discontinued zig-zagging reduced to 75 revs.

11.30pm: Re-commenced zig-zagging.


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4 July 1915

Malta to Gibraltar.

Lat 37.2, Long 10.7

01.00am: four 6” & six 12 pounders manned.

04.00am: altered course to mean course N25W.

08.42am: Sighted Cap Bon light house N51W. (Tunisia)

09.00am: altered course to mean course N25W.

10.02am: altered course to mean course N60W.

10.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

11.00am: Sighted Zembra Island S56W.

Noon: number on sick list 19, distance run through water 247 miles, variation allowed 8 ½ oW, course and distance made good various 215 miles. Latitude N 37.19, Longitude E 10.44 ½ , true bearing and distance 273o 30 miles Cani-rocks light house.

02.45pm: altered course to mean course N80W.

03.05pm: Cani rocks light house S1E.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.45pm: altered course to mean course S80W.

05.00pm: Ras Engala light house S17E 5 ½ miles. (ARLHS TUN 026 lat 37 21N, long 9.44E)

06.30pm: Passed life belt (mercantile pattern) [suspected sunk boat]

09.00pm: altered course N77W discontinued zig-zagging.

10.08pm: Cap de garde light house S60W. (Algerian coast Lat 36.58N lon 7.47E)


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5 July 1915

from Malta to Gibraltar.

Lat 37.2, Long 4.7

00.25am: Cap de Garde light abeam : re-commenced zig-zagging.

01.35am: Cap de Fer light abeam S63W (Algerian coast lat 37.05N, lon 7.10E)

02.00am: four 6” & six 12 pounders manned.

03.00am: altered course to mean course N83W.

04.10am: Sighted Cap Bougaroun light S70W. (Algerian coast lat 37.05N, lon 6.28E)

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Employed cleaning ship & as required.

11.30am: Put clocks back 1 hour (to G.M.T.)

11.40am: Joined ‘Theseus’ & ‘Admiral Farragut’.

Noon: number on sick list 19, distance run through water 322 miles, variation allowed 11oW, course and distance made good various 289 miles, Latitude N 37.13 ½ longitude E 4.44, true bearing and distance Cap Tenes light house 255o 167 miles. Water expended 18 tons, water remaining 77 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 177 tons, fuel remaining 892 tons.

04.00pm: altered course to mean course West.

08.20pm: Steered steady course to West.


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6 July 1915

Malta to Gibraltar.

Lat 37.2, Long 1.3

01.00am: Started to Zig-zag, mean course West.

02.00am: four 6” & six 12 pounders manned.

04.00am: altered course to mean course S84W.

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.30am: Employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 18, distance run through water 311.2 miles, variation allowed 13oW, course and distance made good 259o 284 miles, latitude N 36.15, longitude E 1.22, true bearing and distance Alboran Island 257o 84 miles.

Water expended 18 tons, water remaining 59 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 180 tons, fuel remaining 712 tons.

00.20pm: altered course S80W (mag)

01.15pm: Passed ‘Endymion’ with ‘Earl of peterborough’ in tow – Steered East.

02.00pm: Passed British Transport ‘Knight Templar’

02.30pm: passed derelict lighter in 36.03N, 1.58W.

05.00pm: Read warrant No 144.

08.00pm: altered course N60W (mean)

09.00pm: Stopped zig-zagging.


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7 July 1915

From Malta to Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

01.00am: four 6” & 6 12 pounders manned.

02.00am: Re-commenced zig-zagging.

05.30am: Hauled in port log.

05.50pm: Passed Europa point.

06.15am: Entered breakwater.

06.20am: Stopped secured to No 5 buoy.

07.30am: Hoisted out picket boat. Let fires die out.

09.00am: Employed as required.

09.30am: Discharged 6 officers & 13 ratings to RNH, Lieut Seed RN, Lieut Campbell RMLI, Lieut McDonald RNR, Sub Lieut Williams RNR, Assistant Engineer Beach RNR. & Flight Lieut Wilson.

11.00am: Read warrant no 143.

Noon: number on sick list 2, distance run through water 234.7 miles, course and distance made good various 203 miles.water expended 13 tons, water remaining 46 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 85 tons, fuel remaining 627 tons.

04.00pm: Leave to Blue watch till 10.0pm.

04.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to ‘York’

05.00pm: Landed patrol.

11.30pm: Picket boat drew fires.


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8 July 1915

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

05.00am: monitor M33 arrived.

06.00am: ‘General Havelock’ arrived.

08.30am: Engineer Commander Soper joined ship.

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Employed as required.

11.30am: Monitor ‘Raglan’ proceeded.

Noon: number on sick list 2, water expended 17 tons, water remaining 29 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 44 tons, fuel remaining 583 tons.

00.05pm: Mr Carter, male, Mr Wyall midshipman RNR, Mr Ridgeway midshipman RNR joined ship.

01.30pm: Employed as required.

02.30pm: Discharged 3 officers above to ‘Bristol’

04.30pm: Leave to Red watch till 10.0 pm.

05.00pm: Landed patrol.

05.30pm: Discharged 2 ratings to Monitor M29 & M32.

06.00pm: Paid monthly advance to ships company.


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9 July 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

00.30am: Picket boat drew fires.

05.30am: Auxiliary cruiser ‘Ophir’ arrived.

08.00am: Monitors 29 & 32 sailed.

09.00am: Employed disembarking ammunition.

09.30am: Discharged 2 ratings to RNH.

10.30am: Read warrant No 145.

Noon: number on sick list 3, fresh beef received 640 lbs, vegetables received 1400 lbs, water distilled 12 tons, water expended 17 tons, water remaining 24 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 49 tons, fuel remaining 534 tons.

00.05pm: Monitor 33 sailed.

01.30pm: Employed disembarking ammunition & as required.

04.00pm: Leave to white watch till 10.0 pm.

04.30pm: Employed disembarking ammunition.

05.00pm: Landed patrol.


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10 July 1915

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

05.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

07.00am: Watch employed shifting cargo in SS ‘Demodocus’.

09.30am: Employed in ‘Demodocus’ & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 1, fresh beef received 320 lbs, water distilled 30 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 36 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 45 tons, fuel remaining 489 tons.

01.30pm: Employed on board ‘Demodocus’ & as required.

03.00pm: ‘Juno’ arrived.

05.00pm: Leave to Blue watch. Landed patrol.

06.30pm: Auxiliary cruiser ‘Hazel’ & monitor ‘Havelock’ sailed.

07.00pm: SS’Moldavia’ sailed.

10.00pm: Watch employed on board ‘Demodocus’.

12.20.am: Patrol returned.


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11 July 1915

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

01.30am: Watch employed onboard ‘Demodocus’

04.30am: ‘Juno’ Proceeded.

09.00am: Watch employed onboard ‘Demodocus’

10.00am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

Noon: number on sick list 1, water distilled 25 tons, water expended 12 tons, water remaining 49 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 42 tons, fuel remaining 447 tons.

01.00pn: Leave to 2 watches till 10.0 pm. & to boys till 7.0pm.

02.00pm: Watch employed onboard ‘Demodocus’.

04.30pm: Landed patrol.

09.30pm: Watch employed onboard ‘Demodocus’.


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12 July 1915

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

02.00am: Watch employed onboard ‘Demodocus’

09.00am: Watch employed onboard ‘Demodocus’

10.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

Noon: number on sick list 1, fresh beef received 620 lbs, vegetables received 1400 lbs, water received 75 tons, water distilled 18 tons, water expended 18 tons, water remaining 125 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 43 tons, fuel remaining 404 tons.

01.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to ‘Arno’ 1 rating joined from ‘Arno’

03.00pm: Monitor 52 sailed.

04.00pm: Leave to White watch till 10.0 pm.

04.30pm: four submarines sailed.

05.00pm: Watch employed onboard ‘Demodocus’

06.00pm: ‘Arno’ sailed.

10.00pm: Watch employed onboard ‘Demodocus’


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13 July 1915

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

02.00am: Watch employed onboard ‘Demodocus’.

07.00am: Tugs came alongside.

07.10am: Slipped, ship towed alongside South mole (No 2 berth)

09.00am: Watch employed onboard ‘Demodocus’, remainder employed as required.

10.00am: Discharged 1 rating to RNH.

Noon: number on sick list 3, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 110 tons, fuel expended for all purposes19.2 tons, fuel remaining 384.8 tons.

01.30pm: Watch employed onboard ‘Demodocus’

04.00pm: leave to Blue watch till 10.0 pm.

10.00pm: Watch employed onboard ‘Demodocus’.


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14 July 1915

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

01.00am: Watch employed onboard ‘Demodocus’

01.15am: Watch returned form ‘Demodocus’, work finished.

08.30am: Landed picket house party.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

09.30am: Employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 2, water expended 14 tons, water remaining 96 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 4.3 tons, fuel remaining 380.5 tons.

01.30pm: Hands washing clothes.

04.00pm: Leave to Red watch till 8.0 am’ & to Blue watch till 10.0 pm.

05.00pm: Landed patrol.

11.30pm: Picket boat drew fires.


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15 July 1915

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Employed as required.

10.30am: Auxiliary cruiser ‘Richard Welford’ arrived.

10.45am: Auxiliary cruiser ‘Richard Welford’ sailed.

Noon: number on sick list 3, water expended 16 tons, water remaining 80 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 8 tons. Fuel remaining 372.5 tons.

03.30pm: ‘Diana’ arrived.

04.00pm: Leave to White watch till 7.0 am & to Red watch till 10.0 pm.

05.00pm: Landed patrol.

08.30pm: Monitor 20 & monitor ‘John Quill’ arrived.


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16 July 1915

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

00.30am: Patrol returned.

01.00am: Picket boat drew fires.

05.00am: Monitor No 16 arrived.

05.10am: SS ‘Royal George’ sailed.

05.30am: ‘Grafton’ & ‘Edgar’ arrived.

06.30am: commenced coaling – native labour.

09.00am: Employed coaling ship.

09.30am: Discharged 4 French prisoners to T.B.

Noon: number on sick list 3, water expended 16 tons, water remaining 64 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 5.8 tons, fuel remaining 1478.7 tons.

02.30pm: two petty officers joined ship.

06.00pm: Monitor No 16 sailed.

06.15pm: Finished coaling.

07.00pm: Leave to white watch till 10.0 pm. & o Blue watch till 7.0 am.

10.00pm: ‘Diana’ sailed.

10.15pm: Picket boat drew fires.


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17 July 1915

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

05.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

09.30am: Employed cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 3, water expended 19 tons, water remaining 45 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 6 tons, fuel remaining 1472.7 tons.

01.00pm: Leave to Red watch till 7.0 am. & to Blue watch till 10.0 pm. – Boys till 7.0pm.

05.30pm: Landed patrol. ‘Grafton’ & ‘Edgar’ sailed.


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18 July 1915

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

04.30am: Commander E.G. Robinson. Left ship.

09.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Divine service – church party from M 20 attended.

Noon: number on sick list 3, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 30 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 6.2 tons, fuel remaining 1466.5 tons.

01.00pm: Leave to White watch till 7.0 am & to Red watch till 10.0 pm & to Boys till 7.0pm.

05.00pm: Landed patrol.


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19 July 1915

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

00.30am: Patrol returned. Picket boat drew fires.

04.00am: Ammunition lighter secured alongside.

05.00am: Employed embarking ammunition.

08.30am: ‘Pelorus’ proceeded.

09.30am: Employed embarking ammunition & as required.

Noon : number on sick list 3, water received 40 tons, water distilled 13 tons, water expended 15 tons, water remaining 68 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 25.3 tons, fuel remaining 1441.2 tons.

01.30pm: Divers employed diving – remainder employed embarking ammunition & as required.

04.30pm: Leave to Blue watch till 7.0 am & to white watch till 10.0 pm. Landed patrol

05.30pm: 1 rating joined from M20.

06.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to M20.


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20 July 1915

Gibraltar.

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

09.30am: Furled after deck awning.

10.00am: Employed preparing for sea & for action.

11.00am: ‘Ophie’ undocked.

Noon: number on sick list 2, water distilled 32 tons, water expended 14 tons, water remaining 86 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 86.7 tons, fuel remaining 1355.5 tons.

01.00pm: Hoisted in picket boat.

01.30pm: 3 ratings joined for passage.

03.40pm: Slipped form south mole – turned by tugs.

04.10pm: Proceeded: 60 revs & as required for leaving harbour.

04.20pm: 78 revs: 2 TB’s in company.

05.05pm: Shaped course S80W.

05.55pm: altered course N72W

06.07pm: Tarifa Light house N21E 4 miles.

08.15pm: TB’s parted company Commenced zig-zagging making good 12 knts.

10.00pm: 1/3 armament manned.

Midnight: Discontiniued Zig-Zagging.


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21 July 1915

From Gibraltar to Plymouth.

Lat 36.4, Long -9.9

01.00am: 1/3 armament manned.

04.40am: Commenced zig-zagging (making good 12 knts on mean course)

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Employed as required.

10.10am: altered course N13W (mean)

Noon: number on sick list 8, distance run through water 254 miles, variation allowed 17oW, current in 24 hours 8o 2 ½ miles, course and distance made good 236 miles, latitude N 36.25, longitude W 9.56, true bearing and distance Cabo Raso 10o 136 miles. (Portugal). Water expended 14 tons, water remaining 72 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 174 tons, fuel remaining 1181.5 tons.

00.01pm: altered course N11W (mean)

04.00pm: Quarters.

07.37pm: altered course N50E & as required.

08.00pm: altered course N30E.

08.30pm: resumed mean course N12W.


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22 July 1915

From Gibraltar to Plymouth.

Lat 40.7, Long -11.7

01.00am: Discontinued zig-zagging

01.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

04.00am: altered course N16E.

04.40am: Commenced zig-zagging, mean course N16E.

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 9, distance run through water 293 miles, variation allowed 17oW, current in 25 hours 264o 5 miles, course and distance made good 276 miles, latitude N 40.41 ½ , latitude W 11.37 ½ true bearing and distance Cabo Torinana 37o 180 miles (Spain) . water expended 14 tons, water remaining 58 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 181 tons, fuel remaining 1000.5 tons.

01.00pm: altered course N21E (mean)

04.00pm: Quarters.


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23 July 1915

From Gibraltar to Plymouth.

Lat 45.1, Long -10.0

01.00am: 1/3 armament manned.

01.30am: Discontinued zig-zagging.

02.40am: altered course N51E.

04.30am: Commenced zig-zagging (mean course N58E, losing 7% speed)

09.30am: Employed cleaning ship & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 8, distance run through water 300.4 miles, variation allowed 17oW, current in 24 hours 225o 1 mile, course and distance made good 284 miles, latitude N 45.05 ½ longitude W 9.59 ½ true bearing and distance Ushant light hose 42 ½ o 286 miles. Water expended 14 tons, water remaining 44 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 184 tons, fuel remaining 816.5 tons.

04.00pm: Quarters.

08.00pm: altered course N5E (mean)

10.00pm: altered course S51E (mean)

Midnight: altered course S5E (mean)


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24 July 1915

From Gibraltar to Plymouth.

Lat 47.7, Long -6.9

01.00am: altered course S51E. (mean) making good 12 knts.

01.30am: 1/3 armament manned.

02.00am: altered course N5E

03.00am: altered course S1E

04.00am: altered course N5E

05.00am: altered course S51E

06.00am: altered course N52E.

08.00am: altered course N49E

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: to noon made good SE 2 miles. Hauled in & cleared port log.

Noon: number on sick list 8. Distance run through water 309.8 miles, variation allowed 17oW, current in 24 hours 17o 3 miles, course and distance made good 206 miles, latitude N 47.39, longitude W 6.55, true bearing and distance Eddystone light 35o 182 miles. Water expended 14 tons, water remaining 30 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 190 miles, fuel remaining 626.5 tons.

00.30pm: TBD’s ‘Lance’ & ‘Liberty’ joined company as escort.

01.00pm: ‘Lennox’ joined company.

04.00pm: Quarters.

08.00pm: 82 revs:

11.00pm: Lizard light N13E.(mag)


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25 July 1915

Gibraltar to Plymouth.

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

02.00am: Sighted Eddystone light house N56E.

02.30am: altered course N70E (mag)

03.40am: altered course N30E (mag) & as required for Plymouth Sound.

04.35am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 7 fthms & veered to 3 shackles. Hoisted out picket boat.

09.00am: Proceeded as required to shift berth.

09.30am: Stopped – came to with starboard anchor in 6 fthms & veered to 1 shackle: 150 yds NNE of N berth.

10.35am: Weighed & proceeded as required pilot in charge for anchorage.

11.45am: Stopped secured alongside No 1 jetty, South yard.

Noon: number on sick list 8, distance run through water 216.8 miles, course and distance made good 190 miles, water expended 14 tons, water remaining 16 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 94.5 tons, fuel remaining 532 tons.

01.00pm: Leave to white & blue watches till 7.0 am.

08.00pm: Shifted berth 12 feet.

08.30pm: Picket boat drew fires.


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26 July 1915

Plymouth.

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

09.30am: Employed discharging ammunition & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 1, water received 69 tons, water expended 17 tons, water remaining 68 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 20.4 tons, fuel remaining 511.6 tons.

02.00pm: Employed disembarking ammunition.

03.00pm: Discharges 4 ratings to RNH

04.30pm: ‘Laforey’ arrived.

05.30pm: Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7.0 am.

09.00pm: Landed patrol.

09.30pm: Let fires die out in picket boat.


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27 July 1915

Plymouth.

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

09.00am: Employed disembarking provisions & as required.

10.00am: Discharged 2 marine ratings to Forlos barracks.

Noon: number on sick list –

01.00pm: Employed disembarking projectiles & as required.

01.30pm: ‘Lowestoft’ arrived.

04.30pm: ‘Laforey’ arrived.

Compasses, barometer & thermometer unshipped


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28 July 1915

Plymouth.

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

Compass, barometer & thermometer unshipped.


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29 July 1915

Plymouth.

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

06.00am: Discharged compliment to RN barracks Chatham.

09.00am: Ship paid off for refit.

Compass, barometer & thermometers unshipped.


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JULY 30th to DECEMBER 15th 1915 not included, ship getting a refit



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915


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16 December 1915

right-hand half of cover page: "Adm. 53/67115", December 16th to 31st 1915

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Notes on barometer and thermometer.


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16 December 1915

(After a 4 month refit a new crew arrived at Devonport to board Vengeance including the editor’s Grandfather Sick Berth Attendant Fred Hughes M8968 who had previously served on Illustrious)

Devonport.

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

Joined ship:

    Commander Watson

    Boarded: Lieut. Cmdr. James

    Lieut. Cmdr. Rolfe

    Lieut. Cmdr. Tancred

    Lieut. Cmdr. Learmouth

    4 Lieuts R.N.R.

    2 Sub-Lieuts R.N.R

    Fleet Surgeon Green

    2 Surgeons

    1 Asst Pay

    1 Asst Pay R.N.R.

    1 Eng Lieut

    Chaplain Evans

    Capt. Atkinson R.M.

    Lieut. Ellison R.M.

Capt. Williams M.V.O.: Commissioned ship & hoisted flag of Rear Admiral Charlton.

639 ratings joined ship from R.N. barracks

Joined ship 9 N.C.O's & 73 rifle Royal Marines

Hands employed provisioning ship.

05.00pm: Leave to starb watch till 7.0am.


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17 December 1915

Devonport.

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

06.00am: Hoisting in ammunition.

09.30am: Hoisting in ammunition and striking down provisions.

Noon: number on sick list 3, fresh meat 700 lbs, vegetables 1600 lbs, bread 700 lbs, fresh water expended 10 tons, remaining 73 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 5 tons, remaining 435.2 tons.

02.30pm: Hands as in forenoon.

04.30pm: Shore leave port watch till 7.0 am.

06.00pm: Hands ammunitioning ship.


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18 December 1915

Devonport.

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

05.30am: Ammunitioning ship

10.00am: Hands ammunitioning ship.

Non: number on sick list 7, fresh meat 761 lbs, vegetables 1600 lbs, Bread 1650 lbs, fresh water received 20 tons, expended 10 tons, remaining 183 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 5 tons, fuel remaining 430.2 tons.

01.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to R.N.Hospital.

02.00pm: Hands ammunitioning ship and drawing stores.

03.30pm: 3 sergeants, 1 corporal & 5 gunners & 1 private joined ship.

05.00pm: Shore leave to Starboard watch till 7.0 am.

06.30pm: Port watch taking in ammunition.


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19 December 1915

Devonport.

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

06.00am: Hands about ammunition.

09.00am: Commenced basin trial of main engines.

09.30am: Hands striking down ammunition.

Noon: number on sick list 4, Bread received 800 lbs, Water expended 10 tons, water remaining 173 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 29 tons, fuel remaining 401.2 tons.

00.05pm: Special leave starboard watch till 7.0 am. Boys till 8.0 pm.

02.30pm: Finished basin trial.

03.00pm: Shifted berth to coaling jetty No 8.

05.00pm: Prepared for coaling.


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20 December 1915

Devonport.

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

06.00am: Commenced coaling.

10.00am: Hands coaling ship.

Noon: number on sick list 6, fresh meat received 480 lbs, vegetables 900 lbs, Bread 900 lbs, fresh water expended 14 tons, remaining 155 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 10.7 tons, fuel remaining 1688.5 tons.

02.00pm: Hands coaling ship.

05.00pm: Special leave to port watch till 7.0 am.

06.00pm: Completed with coal 1298 tons.

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21 December 1915

Devonport.

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship & drawing stores.

Noon number on sick list 8, fresh meat 466 lbs, vegetables 900 lbs, Bread 900 lbs, fresh water expended 10 tons, water remaining 145 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 12.5 tons, fuel remaining 1676 tons.

00.30pm: Paid weekly settlement.

01.00pm: Discharged 2 ratings to R.N. Hospital.

02.30pm: Hands drawing stores and as required.

03.00pm: Discharged 1 P.O. to depot.

03.30pm: Joined 1 P.O. from depot.

05.00pm: Special leave starboard watch till 7.0 am.


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22 December 1915

Devonport.

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Read warrant No 1

09.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 6, Fresh meat 453 lbs, vegetables 900 lbs, Bread 800 lbs, Fresh water expended 12 tons, water remaining 133 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 9 tons, fuel remaining 1667 tons.

02.30pm: Hands as in forenoon.

04.30pm: Special leave to watch till 7.0am.


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23 December 1915

Devonport.

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Boats crews about their boats, remainder as required.

11.00am: Commander in Chief visited ship.

11.30am: Court of enquiry assembled onboard.

Noon: number on sick list 7, Fresh meat 866 lbs, Vegetables 11500 lbs, Bread 2000 lbs, Fresh water expended 8 tons, water remaining 125 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 9 tons, fuel remaining 1658 tons.

02.00pm: Discharged 1 Yeoman Signals to R.N. Hospital.

02.30pm: Joined 1 Yeoman signals from barracks.

03.00pm: 5 ratings joined ship.

03.30pm: Life buoys tested and found correct.

04.30pm: Discharged 3 stoker P.O’s to depot.

05.00pm: Joined ship 6 stoker ratings from depot.


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24 December 1915

Devonport.

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

03.00am: Lit fire in all boilers.

06.30am: Slipped from jetty: proceeded course and speed as required for Sound: K.H.M in charge.

07.40am: Stopped : Secured to No 2 buoy in Sound.

09.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.00am: Swung ship for adjustment of compasses, Hands as required.

11.30am: Divers examining propellers.

Noon: number on sick list 5, fresh meat 637 lbs, fresh water expended 8 tons, water remaining 117 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 57.3 tons, fuel remaining 1600.7 tons.

02.00pm: Hands securing for sea, remainder as required.

05.40pm: Slipped : proceeded : course and speed as required for leaving Sound 72 revs.

05.50pm: Breakwater abeam Course S24 W.

07.15pm: Eddystone abeam 2 miles altered course S71W.

07.25pm: Reduced to 60 revs owing to heavy sea.

10.00pm: 66 revs.

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25 December 1915

From Devonport to Sea.

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

00.10am: Lizard light abeam 11 miles.

01.00am: Port engine 30 revs.

02.06am: Both engines 66 revs.

02.30am: Stopped starb engine.

03.25am: Turned to N74E Port engine 72 revs. Starb engine 84 revs owing to E.R.|S|B.C. defects.

06.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

07.40am: Eddystone abeam 1 mile altered course N34E.

08.40am: Course and speed as required for entering Plymouth Sound.

09.10am: Stopped & secured to No 2 buoy in Sound.

10.30am: Discharged 1 boy to hospital.

11.30am: Read H.M.Kings message to Fleet: Prayers.

Noon: number on sick list 4, fresh water expended 17 tons, water remaining 100 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 59.2 tons, fuel remaining 1541.5 tons.

Distance run through water 142.3 miles.

00.00pm: Slipped : proceeded up into anchorage course and speed as required K.H.M. in charge.

01.20pm: Secured to No 8 coaling wharf.

02.30pm: Drew fires in boilers.

04.00pm: Special leave to White & Blue watches till 7.0 am.

06.00pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

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26 December 1915

Devonport.

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions : performed divine service.

Landed Roman Catholics 20, Presbyterians 6, Baptists 6, Wesleyans 14 as church parties.

Noon: number on sick list 5, fresh water expended 10 tons, water remaining 90 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 96 tons, fuel remaining 1531.9 tons.

01.00pm: Special leave to two watches till 7.0 am.

04.00pm: Quarters.


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27 December 1915

Devonport.

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions: Prayers.

09.30am: Exercised fire & collision stations.

10.30am: Exercised general quarters.

Noon: number on sick list 5, fresh water received 50 tons, water expended 20 tons, water remaining 120 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 10.6 tons, fuel remaining 1521.3 tons.

00.30pm: Discharged 1 stoker P.O. to hospital.

02.00pm: Hands as required.

03.30pm: Exercised night defence.

04.30pm: Read warrants 3, 4, 5, 6.


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28 December 1915

Devonport.

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

06.00am: Prepared for coaling.

07.45am: Commenced coaling from lighters.

10.00am: Hands coaling ship.

Noon: number on sick list 6, fresh meat 1502 lbs,: fresh water received 35 tons, expended 25 tons remaining 130 tons: Fuel: expended for all purposes 13 tons, remaining 1738.3 tons:

00.30pm: Discharged 1 leading seaman to hospital.

01.40pm: completed with coal 230 tons.

03.30pm: Special leave to 2 watches till 7.00am.

04.00pm: Discharged 2 ratings to depot.

04.30pm: Joined 3 ratings from depot.


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29 December 1915

Devonport.

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

06,00am: Hands cleaning ship.

08.30am: Joined ship 2 ratings from depot.

09.00am: Read warrant No 2.

09.30am: Discharged 1 Ordinary Seaman to R.N. depot.

10.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 10, fresh meat 656 lbs, :Fresh water received 26 tons, expended 26 tons, remaining 130 tons, : fuel expended for all purposes 36 tons, remaining 1702.3 tons.

01.00pm: Discharged 1 E.R.A. to hospital.

02.00am: Secured for sea.

02.30pm: 2 stocker P.O’s & 1 Ch E.R.A. & 1 E.R.A. (engine room artificer) joined ship.

04.00pm: Quarters.


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30 December 1915

At sea.

Lat 50.03, Long -4.15

03.00am: Lit fires in all boilers.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions : Prayers.

09.30am: Exercised general quarters.

09.40am: Cast off from jetty : K.H.M. in charge, course & speed as required for leaving harbour.

10.20am: K.H.M. left ship : proceeded course and speed as required 15 knts.

10.28am: S25W conveying out 3/5 from trial.

11.22am: Eddystone abeam 2 miles altered course South.

TBD’s ‘Liberty’ & ‘Lassoo’ escorting. S.B.C.

Noon: number on sick list 10, Fresh water expended 16 tons, remaining 114 tons : fuel expended for all purposes 128 tons, remaining 1574.3 tons : Distance run through water 24.5 miles, Variation 16oW, Lat 50.02N. Long 4.09 W.

00.30pm: altered course N2W.

01.30pm: altered course N25E.

02.30pm: Course as required for entering Sound speed various.

02.35pm: Stopped : dockyard officials left ship.

03.00pm: Proceeded as required.

03.10pm: Course S25W 12 knts.

03.18pm: 15 knts, TBD’s ‘Liberty & ‘Lassoo’ as escort.

04.20pm: altered course S72W.

06.00pm: TBD’s took station astern.

06.45pm: Lizard light abeam 16 miles.

09.30pm: Escorting TBD’s parted company.

10.50pm: 72 revs.


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31 December 1915

At sea.

Lat 48.3, Long -7.2

02.35am: 60 revs:

06.00am: Heavy sea.

10.00am: Hands as required.

11.00am: Heavy sea.

Noon: number on sick list 10, fresh water expended 14 tons, remaining 100 tons : Fuel expended for all purposes 122 tons, remaining 1452.3 tons: Distance run through water 228.5 miles, variation 18oW, course and distance made good S74W 200 miles, true bearing and distance Ushant light 90o 120 miles. Lat 48.25N, Long 8.04W.

02.00pm: Heavy sea.

06.30pm: Heavy sea.

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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916


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1 January 1916

At sea.

Lat 47.3, Long -10.5

02.30am: Heavy sea.

06.00am: Heavy sea.

10.00am: Hands as required.

Noon: number on sick list 9, fresh water distilled 17 tons, expended 18 tons, remaining 99 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 113 tons, remaining 1339.3 : Distance run through water 120 miles, variation 18 ½ oW, course and distance made good S70W 115 miles, Lat 47.19N, Long 10.26W.

04.10pm: altered course S40W. 60 revs.


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2 January 1916

At sea.

Lat 44.8, Long -12.2

06.00am: Heavy sea.

09.30am: Performed divine service.

Altered course S35W.

Noon: number on sick list 11, :Fresh water distilled 9 tons, expended 17 tons, remaining 91 tons.: Fuel expended for all purposes 112.3 tons, remaining 1227 tons : Distance run through water 181.5 miles, variation 18 ½ oW, course and distance made good S39W 74 miles, true bearing and distance Cabo Villano [Spain] 128o 150 miles, Lat 44.36N Long 12.16W.

02.30pm: Heavy S.W. swell.

05.00pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

06.30pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

09.30pm: Sea moderating.

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3 January 1916

At sea.

Lat 41.4, Long -13.9.

08.30am: 72 revs.

09.30am: Divisions : Prayers.

10.00am: Exercised general quarters.

10.30am: Exercised connecting up conning tower.

Noon: number on sick list 9, Fresh water distilled 12 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 79 tons : Fuel expended for all purposes 123 tons, remaining 1104 tons:

Distance run through water 231 miles, variation 18oW, course and distance made good S37W 220 miles, true bearing and distance Oporto 94o 230 miles, Lat 41.22N, Long 13.45W.

02.00pm: Hands employed as required.

04.30pm: Quarters: Read warrant No 7.

05.30pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

06.30pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.


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4 January 1916

At sea.

Lat 36.8, Long -16.1

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship

07.30am: Observed deviation 5oE and adjusted magnets (throughout ship)

08.30am: Observed deviation 1oE.

09.00am: Divisions : Prayers.

10.00am: Exercised general quarters and steering positions.

12.00am: altered course S35oW.

Noon: number on sick list 9,:Fresh water distilled 19 tons, water expended 21 tons, remaining 77 tons.: Fuel expended for all purposes 128.2 tons, remaining 975.8 tons.: Distance run through water 294 miles, variation 18oW, course and distance made good S38W 293 miles, True bearing and distance Cabo de sao Vincent 88o 347 miles. Lat 36.2N, Long -15.52W.

02.00pm: Hands employed about awnings & as required.

04.00pm: Quarters. Altered course as required for swinging ship for deviation.

04.30pm: Course S35W

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5 January 1916

At sea.

Lat 32.3, Long -17.9

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

08.00am: altered course S42W.

09.00am: Divisions : Prayers.

10.00am: Hands at divisional drills; fitting awnings and as required.

11.00am: Exercised steering from after conning tower.

12.00am: Streamed cherub log 64 revs:

Noon: number on sick list 9, :Fresh water distilled 26 tons, expended 16 tons, remaining 87 tons: Fuel expended for all purposes 123 tons, remaining 852.8 tons. Distance run through water 288 miles, variation 18oW, course and distance made good S35W 288 miles, Lat 32.2N, Long -17.49W, true bearing and distance Fanchal 67o 52 miles.[Maderia] Currents in 24 hours Westerly 3 meters.

01.00pm: Paid marines & boys.

01.30pm: Aired bedding.

02.00pm: Hands painting ship and as required.

04.30pm: Quarters.


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6 January 1916

At sea:

Lat 28.2, Long -20.2

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions : Prayers.

10.00am: Turrets at divisional drills; remainder fitting awnings and as required.

12.00am: altered course S40W.

Noon: number on sick list 11, :Fresh water distilled 18 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 81 tons,: Fuel expended for all purposes 106 tons, remaining 746.8 tons.

Distance run through water 261.2 miles, variation 18 ¼ oW, course and distance made good S42W 270 miles, Lat 28.25N Long -19.55W, True bearing and distance Tenerife peak 90o 190 miles. [Tenerife Island Canaries] Currents in 24 hours S58W(true) 16 miles.

01.30pm: Boys at instruction; remainder as required.

04.00pm: Quarters.

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7 January 1916

At sea.

Lat 24.1, Long -22.0

01.30am: Exercised seaboats crew.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

08.00am: 60 revs:

09.00am: Divisions : prayers.

09.30am: Exercised general quarters.

10.00am: Boys at instruction; remainder employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 12, ;Fresh water distilled 17 tons, expended 22 tons, remaining 76 tons: Fuel expended for all purposes 104.8 tons, remaining 642 tons.

Distance run through water 256.8 miles, variation 18 ¼ oW, course and distance made good S22W 270 miles, lat 24.23N, Long -21.55W, True bearing and distance Cap Blanc 126o 345 miles [Western Sahara], currents in 24 hours S26W 17 miles.

01.30pm: Commenced training classes.

02.00pm: Hands as in forenoon.

04.00pm: ENTERED TROPICS.

05.00pm: Quarters.


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8 January 1916

At sea.

Lat 20.5, Long -23.9

01.30am: Exercised seaboats crews.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

12.00am: 57 revs:

Noon: number on sick list 11, :Fresh water distilled 32 tons, expended 19 tons, remaining 89 tons, :Fuel expended for all purposes 104 tons, remaining 538 tons,:

Distance run through water 244.8 miles, variation 18 ¼ oW, course and distance made good S39W 256 miles, Lat 20.23N, Long -23.35W, true bearing and distance Cap Blanc 84o 385 miles, currents in 24 hours S39W (true) 15 miles.

02.00pm: Make and mend clothes.

05.00pm: Quarters.

08.00pm: altered course S34 ½ W.


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9 January 1916

From Plymouth to Sao Vicente.[Cape Verde islands]

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

103.00am: Exercised seaboats crew.

05.00am: Sighted Bull point Light S42W. altered course S24W.

05.10am: 70 revs:

06.45am: Bull Point abeam 5 miles. Altered course S49W.

07.40am: course as required for entering Porto Grande.

07.50am: Passaro island abeam.

07.58am: Stopped ; let go port anchor in 10 fthms Veered to 6 shackles. Banked fires.

09.00am: Coal lighters came alongside; coaling suspended by heavy swell; native labour in lighters.

10.30am: Hands coaling ship.

Noon: number on sick list 9,:Provisions fresh meat 900 lbs, vegetables 1935 lbs, Fresh Water distilled 38 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 107 tons,: Fuel expended for all purposes 71 tons, remaining 967 tons,: Distance run through water 195.3 miles.

00.10pm: Received 80 tons boiler water.

02.00pm: Hands coaling ship.

06.45pm: Finished coaling 500 tons. Prepared for sea.

08.00pm: Weighed:

08.20pm: Proceeded course as required 36 revs:

09.00pm: Streamed port log

09.53pm: Ponta Machado light abeam S50E 4.5 miles altered course S15W


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10 January 1916

Sao Vicente to Sierra Leone.

Lat 14.5, Long -24.5

03.00am: Exercised seaboats crew.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: altered course S40E

10.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 9, Fresh water distilled 29 tons, expended 18 tons, remaining 118 tons,: Fuel expended for all purposes 109 tons, remaining 858 tons.:

Distance run through water 159 miles, variation 19 ½ oW, course and distance made good S7W 120 miles, Lat 14.35N, Long 24.36W, true bearing and distance Santa Catarina do Fogo island 0o 24 miles. Currents in 24 hours SW 0.7 knts.

00.30pm: Observed Fogo Peak N34E 30.2 miles.

02.30pm: Make and mend clothes.

04.30pm: Quarters: Read warrants No’s 8, 9, 10.

05.00pm: Hygiene lecture by Fleet Surgeon Mr Green.


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11 January 1916

Sao Vicente to Sierra Leone

Lat 12.2, Long -20.6

02.00am: Exercised seaboats crews.

06.00am: Hands employed scrubbing hammocks.

09.00am: Divisions,: Prayers. Fire control drill.

09.30am: Turrets at drill. Remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list 9, :Fresh water distilled 25 tons, expended 21 tons, remaining 125 tons,: Fuel expended for all purposes 111.4 tons, remaining 746.6 tons.

Distance run through water 264 miles, variation 19oW, course and distance made good S38E 266 miles, Lat 12.12N, Long -20.41W, true bearing and distance Cape Verde 49o 240 miles.

01.00pm: altered course S35E.

04.30pm: Quarters.


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12 January 1916

Sao Vicente to Sierra Leone.

Lat 10.1, Long -17.3

00.30am: Exercised seaboats crews.

07.00am: As required for adjusting compasses and swinging ship.

09.30am: Stopped – dropped target: proceeded course as required for carrying out sub-calibre practice speed 8 knts: Exercised general quarters.

11.20am: Picked up target:

11.28am: Course S39E 66 revs:

Noon: number on sick list 9, Fresh water distilled 21 tons, expended 23 tons, remaining 120 tons, :Fuel expended for all purposes 112.6 tons, remaining 634 tons.

Distance run through water 257 miles, variation 19oW, Course and distance made good S39E 245 miles, Lat 10.08N, Long -17.2W, true bearing and distance Iles de los 99o 214 miles.

01.30pm: Training classes at instruction; remainder as required.

04.00pm: Quarters.

08.00pm: Reduced to 60 revs:


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13 January 1916

Sao Vicente to Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.5, Long -13.4

01.00am: Exercised seaboats crews.

04.00am: altered course S71E.

06.00am: Observed Lat 8.21N a set of 10 miles South since 8.0pm. Hauled in port log.

07.00am: altered course S77E

09.00am: Divisions,: Prayers.

10.00am: prepared for coaling.

11.00am: Observed land right ahead.

11.30am: altered course as required for entering Sierra Leone.

Noon: number on sick list 15, :Provisions received; fresh meat 444 lbs, vegetables 1000 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 22 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 122 tons, :Fuel expended for all purposes 70.8 tons, remaining 563.2 tons.

Distance run through water 252 miles, variation 19oW, lat 8.3N, Long -13.26W, true bearing and distance Sierra Leone light house 90o 10 miles, currents in 24 hours South East 12 miles.

01.00pm: Lighthouse abeam 4 cables: stopped.

01.10pm: Proceeded as required.

01.30pm: Stopped: let go port anchor veered to 11 shackles. Let go starboard anchor, moved ship 6 shackles on each in 10 fthms off Freetown. Let fires die out.

02.20pm: SS’Hermia’ came alongside.

03.30pm: commenced coaling.

06.00pm: Hands coaling ship.

10.00pm: Hands coaling ship.

12.00pm: Ceased coaling for night.


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14 January 1916

Freetown Sierra Leone.

Lat 8.50, Long -13.26

05.00am: Commenced coaling

07.00am: Hands coaling ship.

10.30am: Hands coaling ship.

Noon: number on sick list 21, :Provisions received, fresh meat 450 lbs, vegetables 1000 lbs, :Fresh Water, distilled 13 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 111 tons, :Fuel, expended for all purposes 28.4 tons, remaining 534.8 tons.

03.00pm: Hand coaling ship.

06.00pm: Finished coaling 1200 tons.

07.00pm: SS ‘Hermia’ cast off.


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15 January 1916

Freetown, Sierra Leone to Walfisch Bay.

Lat 8.50, Long -13.26

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 20, Provisions Received: fresh meat 690 lbs, Fresh water distilled 24 tons, expended 16 tons, remaining 119 tons: Fuel expended for all purposes 77 tons, remaining 1657.8 tons.

01.00pm: Prepared for sea.

01.30pm: Tested lifebuoys & found correct.

02.00pm: unmoored; weighed starboard anchor shortened in to 2 shackles.

03.00pm: Weighed.

03.20pm: Proceeded course as required 60 revs:

03.40pm: Carpentus Rock abeam altered course N88W 72 revs:

06.00pm: Streamed port log showing 23.4

08.30pm: altered course S19W.

12.00pm: altered course S37E 80 revs:


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16 January 1916

Freetown, Sierra Leone to Walfisch Bay.

Lat 6.0, Long -12.1

00.30am: Exercised seaboats crew.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions.

10.00am: Mustered by ships ledger.

11.00am: Performed divine service.

12.00am: 72 revs:

Noon: number on sick list 28, :Fresh Water distilled 20 tons, expended 19 tons, remaining 120 tons,: Fuel expended for all purposes 158 tons, remaining 1499.8 tons.

Distance run through water 253.1 miles, variation 19oW, course and distance made good various 268 miles, lat 6.02N, lon 12.07W, true bearing and distance Monrovia [Liberia] 56o 76 miles.


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17 January 1916

Sierra Leone to Walfisch Bay.

Lat 3.2, Long -8.0

00.30am: Exercised seaboats crew.

02.00am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

02.30am: Hauled in port log.

05.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

11.00am: All officers at gunnery lecture.

12.00am: Streamed port log; altered course S47E.

Noon: number on sick list 23, :Fresh Water distilled21 tons, expended 22 tons, remaining 119 tons,: Fuel expended for all purposes 136.4 tons, remaining 1363.4 tons.

Distance run through water 285 miles, variation 19oW, course and distance made good S39E 298 miles, lat 3.17N, lon -8.11W, true bearing and distance Cape Palmas [Liberia] 14o 71 miles. Current in 24 hours S70E 13 miles.

02.30pm: Hands cleaning ship.


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18 January 1916

Sierra Leone to Walfisch Bay.

Lat 0.9, Long -3.7

01.00am: Exercised seaboats crew.

02.00am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

08.30am: Hauled in port log to alter position.

09.30am: Divisions ; Prayers.

10.00am: Gunnery drills as usual, remainder at instruction & as required.

12.00am: altered course S20E.

Noon: number on sick list 21,:Fresh Water distilled 20 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 119 tons, :Fuel expended for all purposes 143.9 tons, remaining 1219.5 tons.

Distance run through water 285 miles, variation 19oW, course and distance made good SE 296 miles, lat 1.16N, lon -3.42W, true bearing and distance Sao Tome island 94o 610 miles. Current in 24 hours 176o 19 miles.

02.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

02.30pm: Time Honoured ceremonies in crossing the Equator carried out.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Coaling gear inspected & found correct.


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19 January 1916

Sierra Leone to Walfisch Bay.

Lat -3.1, Long -0.9

00.30am: Exercised seaboats crews.

02.00am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Gunnery drills remainder at instruction & as required.

Noon: number on sick list 18, :Fresh Water distilled 23 tons, expended 22 tons, remaining 120 tons, :Fuel expended for all purposes 136.4 tons, remaining 1083.1 tons.

Distance run through water 285 miles, variation 19oW, course and distance made good S35E 294 miles, lat 2.5S, lon -00.46W, true bearing and distance Sao Tome Island 67o 480 miles, current in 24 hours S20W 18 miles.

02.00pm: Training classes at instruction; remainder as in forenoon.

03.30pm: Streamed port log showing 18.1

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Lecture by Admiral Charlton C.B. on mines.

05.00pm: Read warrant No 11.

11.00pm: Exercised seaboats crew.


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20 January 1916

Sierra Leone to Walfisch Bay.

Lat -6.9, Long 1.7

01.00am: Exercised seaboats crew

02.00am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

06.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00 am: Exercised small arm companies.

11.00am: Hands as required.

Noon: Number on sick list 19, Fresh Water distilled 10 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 110 tons,: Fuel expended for all purposes 136.4 tons, remaining 946.7 tons.

Distance run through water 285 miles, variation 19oW, course and distance made good S35E 285 miles, lat 6.5S, lon 2.02E, True bearing and distance S-side Entrance to Congo 86o 630 miles. Currents in 24 hours S70W (true) 15 miles.

02.00pm: Hands at gunnery drills; classes at instructions; remainder as required.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.30pm: Watch restowing flour.


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21 January 1916

Sierra Leone to Walfisch Bay.

Lat -10.8, Long 4.8

01.30am: Exercised seaboats crew.

02.00am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

06.30am: Observed deviation 2oE.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Exercised general quarters.

11.00am: Maxims at small arms drill.

Noon: number on sick list 15, :Fresh Water distilled 18 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 104 tons,: Fuel expended for all purposes 137 tons, remaining 809.7 tons.

Distance run through water 285 miles, variation 19 ¾ oW, course and distance made good S37E (true) 288 miles, lat 10.38S, lon 4.42E, true bearing and distance Sao Paulo de Loanda.[Angola]. Currents in 24 hours S14W 12 miles.

02.00pm: Hands mustering hit and as required.

04.30pm: Read warrant No 12.

05.00pm: Lecture on minesweeping by Admiral Charlton.


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22 January 1916

Sierra Leone to Walfisch Bay.

Lat -14.7, Long 7.7

02.00am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

03.00am: Exercised seaboats crews.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 13, Fresh Water distilled 18 tons, expended 21 tons, remaining 101 tons, :Fuel expended for all purposes 147.5 tons, remaining 662.2 tons.

Distance run through water 290 miles, variation 20 ½ W, course and distance made good S36E 292 miles, lat 14.27 S, lon 7.42 E, true bearing and distance Mesamedes[Now renamed Pipas] 97o 270 miles, current in 24 hours S48W 7 miles.

03.00pm: Hands cleaning ship.

05.00pm: Quarters.


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23 January 1916

Sierra Leone to Walfisch Bay.

Lat -18.7, Long 10.8

02.00am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

02.30am: Exercised seaboats crew.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Mustered by ships ledger.

11.00am: Performed divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 9, :Fresh water distilled 17 tons, expended 19 tons, remaining 99 tons,: Fuel expended for all purposes 148.3 tons, remaining 513.9 tons.

Distance run through water 297 miles, variation 21W, course and distance made good S37E 295 miles, Lat 18.30S, lon 10.55E, true bearing and distance Cape Fria [Namibia] 80o 71 miles, Current in 24 hours S70W 6 miles.

05.00pm: Quarters.

12.00pm: altered course S10E.


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24 January 1916

Sierra Leone to Walfisch Bay.

Lat -22.5, Long 14.0

02.00am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

04.00am: Hauled in port log.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

08.30am: Sounded in 73 fthms.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Marines at musketry; Gunnery drills as usual; remainder scraping.

Noon: number on sick list 15, :Fresh water distilled 13 tons, expended 18 tons, remaining 94 tons, :Fuel expended for all purposes 102.9 tons, remaining 411 tons.

Distance run through water 297 miles, variation 22oW, course and distance made good S37E 295 miles, lat 22.24 S, lon 14.01 E, true bearing and distance Pelican point 137o 34 miles, current in 24 hours S20W 4 miles.

00.15pm: altered course S29E

01.00pm: Sighted Swakopmund Light house S70E [Namibia]

01.30pm: altered course South : Prepared for coaling.

02.00pm: Course as required for entering Walfisch Bay.

02.40pm: Stopped : let go starboard anchor veered to 5 shackles in 7 fthms in Walfisch Bay. Let fires die out.

03.35pm: Collier ‘Lord Roberts’ came alongside.

05.00pm: Commenced coaling.

07.00pm: Hands coaling ship.

11.30pm: Finished coaling 600 tons.

12.00pm: Collier shoved off.


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25 January 1916

Walfisch Bay to Simons Bay.

Lat -22.9, Long 14.5

02.00am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

03.00am: Lit fires in 12 boilers.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

08.30am: Tested life-buoys & found to be correct.

09.30am: Coaling gear inspected & in good condition.

10.30am: Party away swimming, remainder cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 16, : Fresh Water distilled 23 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 97 tons, : Fuel expended 87.9 tons, remaining 923.1 tons.

00.00pm: Weighed.

00.30pm: Proceeded course as required for rounding Pelican point 72 revs.

00.50pm: Course West, Pelican point South 2.5 miles.

01.50pm: altered course S29W.

04.00pm: Streamed port log.

05.00pm: Quarters.

11.00pm: altered course S13W.


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26 January 1916

Walfisch Bay to Simons Bay.

Lat -27.2, Long 14.8

01.00am: Mustered seaboats crew.

02.00am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

07.00am: altered course S5W.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Gunnery drills & as sea routine, remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list 14, :Fresh Water Distilled 10 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 83 tons, :Fuel expended for all purposes 136.1 tons, remaining 787 tons.

Distance run through water 279 miles, variation 24 ½ oW, course and distance made good various 273 miles, lat 27.13 S, lon 14.45 E, True bearing and distance Pomona Island [Namibia] 86o 27 miles.

02.30pm: Hands as in forenoon.

05.00pm: Quarters.

06.00pm: Observed deviation 2oEast.


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27 January 1916

Walfisch Bay to Simons Bay.

Lat -31.8, Long 16.5

01.30am: Exercised seaboats crew.

02.00am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Examined coaling gear & found correct.

10.30am: Small arms companies at drill; remainder as required.

12.00am: Hauled in port log; altered course South 2oW.

Noon: number on sick list 13,: Fresh Water distilled 13 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 76 tons,: Fuel expended for all purposes 136.1 tons, remaining 650.9 tons.

Distance run through water 285 miles, variation 26oW, course and distance made good S20E 285 miles, lat 31.47 S, lon 16.35 E, true bearing and distance Olifants River 82o 82 miles.

02.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

04.00pm: Quarters.

04.30pm: Read warrant No 13.

10.18pm: Observed Dassen Island Light [South Africa] East 28 miles distant.


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28 January 1916

Walfisch Bay to Simon’s Town.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

01.00am: Exercised seaboats crew.

02.00am: Put clocks on 15 minutes, altered course S30E.

04.20am: altered course S80E.

04.45am: Observed Cape point light N60E.

05.00am: altered course N80E.

06.00am: altered course N11E.

06.30am: Course as required for entering False bay.

07.00am: 60 revs:

07.25am: Proceeded into basin at Simons town; secured to East Wall.

08.00am: Le fires die out.

08.30am: Landed field guns & limbers.

09.30am: Hands cleaning out boats and as required.

10.30am: Discharged 2 ratings to R.N. Hospital.

Noon: number on sick list 15, : Fresh Water distilled 20 tons, expended 21 tons, remaining 75 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 54.2 tons, remaining 596.2 tons.

Distance run through water 230 miles, variation 27oW.

02.00pm: Hands as in forenoon.

05.00pm: Quarters.


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29 January 1916

Simon’s Town [South Africa].

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

04.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Hands hoisting out 12 pounder ammunition and as required.

09.30am: Hands employed cleaning cables and as required, drawing stores.

11.30am: Discharged Lieut Com. Learmouth to R.N.hospital. S.B.C.

Noon: number on sick list 14, fresh meat 450 lbs vegetables 2000 lbs, : fresh water received 101 tons, expended 28 tons, remaining 148 tons, : fuel expended for all purposes 14 tons, fuel remaining 582.7 tons.

01.30pm: Discharging 12 pounder ammunition & field gun to H.M.S. ‘Orbito’.

06.00pm: Read warrant No 14.

06.30pm: Discharged 1 stocker rating to detention barracks.

10.pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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30 January 1916

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

04.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions.

09.30am: Landed 15 Presbyterians, 21 Wesleyans.

10.00am: 33 Roman Catholics for service in H.M.S. ‘Macedonia’.

11.00am: Held divine service.

11.30am: Discharged fleet pay Keenan o hospital.

Noon: number on sick list 12, : Fresh water expended 24 tons, remaining 124 tons,: Fuel expended for all purposes 14.5 tons, remaining 568.2 tons.

00.30pm: Special leave to two watches till 9.0 pm. Boys till 8.30 pm.

04.30pm: Sent cases of clothing to H.M.S. Orbito’ for detached ships.

05.30pm: Discharged for passage Lieut Ellison R.M.LG 8 N.C.O’s 17 privates R.M.L.I and 23 gunners R.M.A.

08.30pm: 2 Officers stewards joined ship for passage.


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31 January 1916

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

06.00am: Hands about cable and painting ship.

10.00am: Hands painting ship.

10.30am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Orbito’.

Noon: number on sick list 12, Provisions: Fresh meat 450 lbs, : Fresh Water received 14 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 118 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 15.2 tons, remaining 553 tons.

02.00pm: Hands painting ship.

03.00pm: Read warrant No 15.

04.00pm: Special leave to two watches till 9.0 pm.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916


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1 February 1916

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

06.00am: Hands painting ship.

09.00am: Divers at exercise.

10.30am: Hands employed painting ship and as required.

11.30am: Sub-Lieut Bizzell joined ship for passage.

Noon: number on sick list 9, : Provisions received Fresh meat 430 lbs, vegetables 1600 lbs, : Fresh Water received 40 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 128 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 14.5 tons, remaining 537.5 tons.

00.30pm: Paid monthly payment.

01.30pm: Divers examining propellers.

02.30pm: Remainder as in forenoon.

05.00pm: 1 private R.M.L.I. rejoined ship from hospital.

05.30pm: Special leave two watches till 9.0 pm.


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2 February 1916

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

05.30am: Divers at work.

06.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.30am: Hands provisioning ship and painting as required.

Noon: number on sick list 8, :Provisions received Fresh meat 430 lbs, vegetables 800 lbs, : Fresh Water expended 20 tons, remaining 120 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 15.2 tons, remaining 522.3 tons:

02.30pm: Hands as in forenoon.

04.30pm: Special leave two watches till 9.0 pm.

05.30pm: Read warrant No 15.


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3 February 1916

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

07.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

09.30am: Hands provisioning ship & scraping as required.

Noon: number on sick list 9, : Fresh Water received 20 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 120 tons, :Fuel expended for all purposes 14.6 tons, remaining 507.7 tons.

01.00pm: Special leave two watches till 9.0pm. boys till 7.30 pm.

03.00pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

04.00pm: Discharged 2 officers stewards to H.M.S.’Armadale Castle’.

08.00pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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4 February 1916

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

05.20am: Commenced coaling from sheds.

06.00am: Hands coaling ship.

08.30am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Macedonia’

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

11.00am: Discharged 1 S.P.O. to R.N. Hospital.

Noon: number on sick list 4, :Provisions received fresh meat 411 lbs, vegetables 700 lbs, : Fresh Water expended 18 tons, remaining 102 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 14.3 tons, remaining 493.4 tons.

02.00pm: Hands coaling ship.

04.30pm: Finished coaling 1230 tons.

05.00pm: 1 Sergeant & 8 private R.M.L.I. joined ship.


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5 February 1916

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

04.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.30am: Court of Enquiry assembled Rear Admiral Gillett (Owen Francis) presided.

10.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 7, :Fresh Water received 16 tons, expended 16 tons, remaining 102 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 17.7 tons, remaining 1705.7 tons.

01.00pm: Picket boat drew fires.

03.00pm: Hands cleaning ship.

04.30pm: leave to two watches till 9.0 pm.

05.00pm: Quarters : Read warrants 17 & 18.


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6 February 1916

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

05.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions.

10.00am: Landed 44 R.Catholics, 59 Wesleyans.

11.30am: Held divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 6, : Fresh Water received 48 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 130 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 17.3 tons, remaining 1688.4 tons.

00.30pm: Special leave two watches till 9.0 pm.

04.30pm: Read warrant No 19.

05.00pm: Discharged 1 able seaman to detention barracks.

07.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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7 February 1916

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

05.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Landed small arm companies.

10.30am: remainder painting as required.

11.00am: Discharged 1 Ordinary Seaman to hospital.

Noon: number on sick list 3, : Provisions received fresh meat 6286 lbs, Mutton 303 lbs, Vegetables 6000 lbs, : Fresh Water received 20 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 130 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 18.6 tons, remaining 1669.8 tons.

02.00pm: Prepared for sea.

02.30pm: Discharged 3 stockers to Naval depot.

03.00pm: Read warrant No 20.

04.00pm: Admiral Charltons staff came onboard.[Admiral Sir Edward Francis Benedict Charlton KCMG, CB]

06.00pm: Steam pinnace drew fires.


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8 February 1916

Simon’s Town to Port Natal.[now Durban]

Lat -34.3, Long 18.6

03.30am: Lit fires in 12 boilers.

06.00am: Prepared for sea.

09.00am: Slipped from jetty; as required for hauling out of camber:

09.35am: As required for adjusting compasses.

10.00am: Divisions; Prayers, Exercised general quarters.

10.40am: Proceeded course SE 72 revs: Normans rock abeam at 6 cables.

11.15am: Streamed port log.

11.24am: Whittle south Beacons 0. Altered course S23 ½ W.

Noon: number on sick list 2, :Fresh water expended 16 tons, remaining 114 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 89.9 tons, remaining 1579.9 tons.

Latitude 34.20 S, Longitude 18.38 E.

01.30pm: Hands reeling up hawsers and as required.

02.20am: altered course S52E.

05.00pm: Point Danger Light house N37E. Quarters.

08.15pm: altered course S71E Cape Agulhas light house abeam 12 miles.


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9 February 1916

Simon’s Town to Port Natal [now Durban]

Lat -34.6, Long 23.2

01.30am: Exercised seaboats crews.

05.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

06.00am: altered course S75E.

09.30am: Stopped : dropped target : proceeded as required for carrying out 0.303 control firing, 48 revs; remainder as required.

10.40am: Completed practice; hoisted in target.

11.00am: Proceeded S75E 72 revs:

Noon: number on sick list 4, :Fresh Water distilled 24 tons, expended 16 tons, remaining 122 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 120 tons, remaining 1459.9 tons.

Distance run through water 270 miles, variation 26oW, course and distance made good various 260 miles, lat 34.35 S, lon 23.16 E, true bearing and distance Cape Seal[Plattenberg bay] 14o 31 miles, currents in 24 hours slight westerly.

02.00pm: Hands employed as required.

05.00pm: Quarters.

06.20pm: Cape Seal abeam 7 miles.

06.50pm: altered course to close SS ‘Strathclyde’.

07.00pm: Course S75E.

10.00pm: Cape Recife [I suspect he has the name wrong as this is back tracking it is located 100 miles north of cape town] abeam 7.5 miles altered course S83E.


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10 February 1916

Simon’s Town to Port Natal [now Durban]

Lat -33.0, Long 28.2

00.38am: Bird Island group abeam 9.5 miles.

01.45am: altered course N89E.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Small arms companies at drill; control parties at drill.

10.35am: altered course N66E remainder as required.

10.40am: Hood point light house N15W 12 miles.

Noon: number on sick list 7, : Fresh water distilled 16 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 118 tons, : Fuel expended 121 tons, remaining 1338.9 tons.

Distance run through water 288 miles, variation 25oW, course and distance made good various 253 miles, Lat 33.03 S, Long 28.11 E, true bearing and distance Gonubie Point 310o 10.5 miles, currents in 24 hours S.W. 11 knts.

02.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

06.00pm: Read warrants No 21

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11 February 1916

Simon’s Town to Port Natal [now Durban]

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

01.00am: Cape Hermes light abeam 11.5 miles.

05.15am: altered course N48E.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

08.00am: hauled in port log.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers. General quarters.

09.30am: prepared for coaling.

10.00am: Green point Light abeam 10 miles.

10.50am: altered course N29E.

11.30am: altered course as required for entering Port Natal.

00.10pm: Stopped : Pilot came onboard.

Noon: number on sick list 10, : Fresh Water received 20 tons, distilled 15 tons, expended 35 tons, remaining 118 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 71.4 tons, remaining 1267.5 tons.

Distance run through water 285 miles, variation 23oW, course and distance made good various 236 miles, currents in 24 hours 4 knts till 1.0am then nil.

00.15pm: as required for entering harbour.

00.40pm: Secured to No 1 mooring Port Natal.

02.45pm: Commenced coaling (native labour)

10.50pm: Completed coaling 450 tons.


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12 February 1916

Port Natal, [modern day Durban]

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

05.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 12, : Provisions Received fresh meat 2600 lbs, vegetables 2000 lbs, : Fresh Water expended 20 tons, remaining 98 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 19 tons, remaining 1698.8 tons.

02.00pm: Hands cleaning ship.

03.30pm: Discharged 67 stockers R.N.R. & 6 Ordinary seamen to H.M.S. ‘Laconia’.

04.00pm: Special leave to red watch till 7.0 am.

05.00pm: Quarters.

11.00pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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13 February 1916

Port Natal to North.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

05.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Held divine service.

10.00am: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

10.30am: prepared for sea.

11.00am: Stopped ; proceeded as required for leaving harbour.

11.15am: Stopped ; Dropped pilot;

11.20am: Course N71 E 72 revs:

Noon: number on sick list 15, : Fresh Water distilled 16 tons, expended 16 tons, remaining 98 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 94.6 tons, remaining 1603.9 tons.

Distance run through water 8 miles.

05.00pm: Quarters.


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14 February 1916

Port Natal to North.

Lat -27.2, Long 35.0

00.30am: Exercised seaboats crew.

06.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

08.30am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Small arms section at drill.

10.00am: Gunnery training classes at drill remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list 15, : Fresh Water distilled 16 tons, expended 18 tons, remaining 96 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 135 tons, remaining 1468.9 tons.

Distance run through water 288 miles, variation 18oW, course and distance made good N71E 250 miles, lat 27.25 S, lon 35.02 E, true bearing and distance Imyack Island [believed to be Inhaca Island from the co-ordinates given] 304o 132 miles. Currents in 24 hours 212o 38 miles.

05.00pm: Quarters.

09.00pm: altered course N29E.

11.30pm: Exercised guns crew.


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15 February 1916

Port Natal to North.

Lat -23.2, Long 37.2

01.30am: Exercised seaboats crew.

06.00am: Aired bedding.

07.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Section at musketry.

10.00am: Port guns at control, remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list 15, : Fresh Water distilled 24 tons, expended 18 tons, remaining 102 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 136.8 tons, remaining 1332.1 tons.

Distance run through water 287.4 miles, variation 15oW, course and distance made good various 290 miles, lat 23.13 S, lon 37.2 E, true bearing and distance Barra Falsa [Mozambique] 280o98 miles. Currents in 24 hours Slight Westerly set.

01.30pm: Training classes at instruction, remainder as required.

04.00pm: Quarters.

08.30pm: altered course N54E.

11.00pm: Put clocks on 15 minutes.


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16 February 1916

Port Natal to North.

Lat -19.2, Long 39.5

01.30am: Exercised seaboats crew.

02.00am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.30am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Section at musketry drill.

10.30am: Control parties at exercise, remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list 18, : Fresh Water distilled 31 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 113 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 137.8 tons, remaining 1194.3 tons.

Distance run through water 282 miles, variation 11oW, course and distance made good various 266 miles, lat 19.02 S, lon 39.32 E, true bearing and distance Zambesi River 279o 200 miles, currents in 24 hours 218o 16 miles.

02.00pm: Hands at training classes and as required.

08.00pm: altered course N48E.


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17 February 1916

Port Natal to North.

Lat -15.4, Long 42.8

01.30am: Exercised seaboats crew.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Control parties at drill; section at musketry; remainder painting and as required.

Noon: number on sick list 12, : Fresh Water distilled 17 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 106 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 144.2 tons, remaining 1050.1 tons.

Distance run through water 288 miles, variation 9oW, course and distance made good 39o 288 miles, lat 15.40 S, lon 42.51 E. true bearing and distance Mozambique Harbour 284o 118 miles. Current in 24 hours 0o 13.5 miles.

01.30pm: altered course N1W.

03.00pm: Make & mend clothes.

05.00pm: Quarters.

08.00pm: altered course N4 ½ W

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18 February 1916

Port Natal to North.

Lat -10.8, Long 42.7

02.00am: Exercised seaboats crew

05.00am: Sighted Comoros Island E1/2N.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

08.00am: altered course N11W.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Exercised general quarters.

11.30am: Hands as required.

12.00am: Hauled in port log, 66 revs.

Noon: number on sick list 13, : Fresh Water distilled 26 tons, expended 18 tons, remaining 114 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 128.2 tons, remaining 921.9 tons.

Distance run through water 288 miles, variation 7oW, course and distance made good various 300 miles, lat 10.45 S, lon 12.39 E, true bearing and distance Cape Delgado 265o 84 miles. Currents in 24 hours 345o 14 miles.

02.00pm: Hands at divisional drills, and as required.

05.00pm: Quarters.

08.00pm: altered course N8W.


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19 February 1916

Port Natal to North.

Lat -10., Long 42.

00.30am: Exercised seaboats crew.

06.00am: Cleaned ship for action.

06.50am: Slow both engines.

07.00am: Stopped; dropped target.

07.30am: Carried out practice with 6” & 12” guns, firing service ammunition.

08.50am: Finished practice; picked up target.

09.10am: Proceeded N12W 60 revs.

10.00am: Hands spreading awnings and as required.

Noon: number on sick list 6, : Fresh Water distilled 10 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 104 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 106.8 tons, remaining 815.1 tons.

Distance run through water 235 miles.

05.00pm: Quarters : Read warrants No 22 & 23.


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20 February 1916

Kilindini [Mombasa]

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

02.00am: altered course West.

02.10am: Observed Ras Serani Light house [Entrance to Mombasa harbour] N86W.

03.00am: altered course S4W.

04.10am: altered course N4E.

05.00am: altered course N51W. Lit fires in steam pinnace.

05.50am: Ras Serani ahead 4 cables; course as required.

06.10am: Stopped; let go starboard anchor veered to 11 shackles moored ship 6 shackles on each off Ras Kilindini. Let fires die out.

07.00am: H.M.S. ‘Pioneer’ & ‘Mersey’ in harbour.

09.00am: Divisions.

10.00am: Held divine service.

Noon: Number on sick list 6, provisions received vegetables 2000 lbs, Bananas 1500 lbs, fresh water distilled 22 tons, expended 18 tons, remaining 108 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 44.6 tons, remaining 770.5 tons.

Distance run through water 171.5 miles.

03.30pm: Special leave white watch till 6.30pm.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Challenger’.

06.00pm: Discharged 6 ordinary seamen & 5 Stokers to H.M.S. ‘Severn’.

06.30pm: Discharged 1 able seaman & 16 Stokers to H.M.S. ‘Challenger’.

08.00pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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21 February 1916

Kilindini [Mombasa].

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

05.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers. Read warrant No’s 24 & 25.

10.00am: Sixteen native bays joined ship.

10.30am: Sub-Lieut Bizzell R.N.R. left ship.

Noon: number on sick list 9, provisions received fresh meat 440 lbs, vegetables 1400 lbs, mangoes 750 lbs, fresh water distilled 5 tons, expended 26 tons, remaining 87 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 25.3 tons, remaining 745.2 tons.

00.30pm: Discharged 3 ratings to H.M.S. ‘Challenger’ for passage.

01.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Laconia’.

02.00pm: 1 C.P.O. telegraphist joined ship from H.M.S. ‘Challenger’.

02.30pm: 22 native boys joined ship.

03.30pm: Prepared for coaling.

04.30pm: Special leave 2 watches till 6.30pm.

05.00pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Challenger’.

07.00pm: Collier ‘West Wales’ came alongside.

09.00pm: Prepared for coaling.


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22 February 1916

Kilindini [Mombasa].

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

04.00am: Commenced coaling.

10.00am: Hands coaling ship.

12.00am: Piped down.

Noon: Number on sick list 8, provisions received fresh meat 420 lbs, vegetables 100 lbs, mangoes 760 lbs, fresh water distilled 15 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 78 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 26.4 tons, remaining 1708.8 tons.

04.00pm: Capt. Atkinson 5 N.C.O.’s & 19 privates landed for service ashore.

04.30pm: Re-commenced coaling.

08.00pm: Finished coaling 990 tons.

09.00pm: Hands coaling ship.

09.30pm: SS ‘West Wales’ left ship.


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23 February 1916

Kilindini [Mombasa].

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

04.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divers working aboard SS ‘Comrie Castle’.

10.00am: Fire engines and party working at fire in SS ‘Miramichi’.

10.30am: Remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list 8, provisions received fresh meat 420 lbs, vegetables 1400 lbs, mangoes 280 lbs, fresh water distilled 10 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 68 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 32.2 tons, remaining 1676.6 tons.

02.00pm: Hands as in forenoon.

03.00pm: Sent kedge anchor to SS ‘Miramichi’.

04.30pm: Special leave to 2 watches till 6.30 pm.

05.00pm: Discharged Surgeon Wollesten & 1 S.B.A. to shore.

07.30pm: Diving party returned.

08.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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24 February 1916


Kilindini [Mombasa].

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

05.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Boats crews away sailing.

10.30am: Divers at work in SS ‘Comrie Castle’.

Noon: number on sick list 7, provisions received fresh meat 1555 lbs, vegetables 700 lbs, bananas 1500 lbs, fresh water distilled 30 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 78 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 34.2 tons, remaining 1642.4 tons.

01.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Mersey’.

03.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

05.00pm: Quarters : Read warrant No 26.

06.00pm: Discharged 6 ordinary seamen & 5 Stokers to H.M.S. ‘Mersey’.

09.00pm: Drew firs in steam pinnace.


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25 February 1916

Kilindini [Mombasa].

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

05.00am: Landed companies for route march.

07.30am: Landing companies returned.

08.30am: One boy absent.

11.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 6, provisions received fresh meat 1000 lbs, bananas 1600 lbs, fresh water distilled 32 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 90 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 33.8 tons, remaining 1608.6 tons.

03.30pm: Special leave 2 watches till 6.30 pm.

04.30pm: Quarters.

05.30pm: 3 Native boys joined ship.


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26 February 1916

Kilindini [Mombasa].

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

05.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

08.30am: Tested lifebuoys & found correct.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 8, provisions received fresh meat 401 lbs, vegetables 2100 lbs, bananas 1500 lbs, fresh water distilled 30 tons, expended 2100 lbs, remaining 100 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 30.9 tons, remaining 1577.7 tons.

003.0pm: Special leave to 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

02.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

04.30pm: Exchanged 1 stoker R.N.R. with H.M.S. ‘Mersey’.

09.00pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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27 February 1916

Kilindini [Mombasa].

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

03.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

06.30am: Landed 57 C. Catholics for service ashore.

09.30am: Divisions; H.M.S. ‘Thistle’ arrived.

10.30am: Held divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 8, fresh water distilled 24 tons, expended 18 tons, remaining 106 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 30.2 tons, remaining 1547.5 tons.

00.30pm: Special leave to 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

02.00pm: Boats away sailing.

04.00pm: Quarters.

06.00pm: Discharged 1 Ordinary seaman to H.M.S. ‘Thistle’.

07.00pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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28 February 1916

Kilindini to Zanzibar.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

07.00am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Thistle’.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Unmoored, weighed port anchor shortened in to 3 shackles.

11.00am: Weighed:

11.09am: Proceeded course as required for leaving harbour 60 revs.

11.33am: Ras Serani Light N56W 1 mile.

11.50am: altered course S23W 70 revs.

Noon: number on sick list 10, fresh water distilled 20 tons, expended 22 tons, remaining 104 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 77 tons, remaining 1470.5 tons.

01.30pm: Sighted H.M.S. ‘Severn’ altered course as required for closing Chale reef.

02.00pm: Stopped: H.M.S. ‘Severn’ closed : Exercised general quarters.

03.00pm: As required for calibrating gun nacers.

03.50pm: proceeded course S47E 60 revs.

04.30pm: Sighted Kigomasha point at S15W.

07.30pm: altered course S3W.


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29 February 1916

Kilindini to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

01.30am: altered course N84W.

04.30am: Sighted Ras Nungwi light S84W.

04.50am: 66 revs:

05.00am: altered course West.

06.15am: Mwana wa Mwana light hose abeam 3 ½ miles altered course S73W.

07.00am: altered course S15W.

07.55am: altered course S77E.

08.30am: Mangapwani light house S78E 3200 yds.: course as required for pilotage thro English Pass.

09.47am: Stopped: let go port anchor veered to 5 shackles off Zanzibar.

11.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 9, fresh water distilled 4 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 84 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 87 tons, remaining 1383.5 tons.

00.30pm: Discharged 1 stoker P.O. to R.N. hospital.

01.00pm: Gunlayers at 1” aiming practice, remainder as required.

03.30pm: Special leave 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

04.30pm: Read warrant No 28.

06.00pm: Discharged 15 stokers to H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’.

06.30pm: Discharged 5 native boys to shore.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1916


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1 March 1916


Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Gunlayers & trainers at 0.303 at towing target.

10.00am: 10 native boys joined ship.

10.30am: Boys at instructions, remainder of hands as required.

Noon: number on sick list 9, provisions received fresh meat 309 lbs, vegetables 600 lbs, bananas 1500 lbs, fresh water expended 30 tons, remaining 104 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 66.2 tons, remaining 1317.3 tons.

01.30pm: Hands as in forenoon.

03.30pm: Special leave to two watches till 6.30 pm.

04.30pm: Arrived R.F.A. ‘Trent’.

05.00pm: 17 R.M. band and 7 ratings joined ship from H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’.

05.30pm: Mr … Signalman bosun joined ship.


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2 March 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

05.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Hands hoisting in provisions & as required.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Gunnery classes as usual.

10.00am: Boys at instruction. Remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list 10, provisions received fresh meat 390 lbs, vegetables 600 lbs, oranges 750 lbs, bread 850 lbs, fresh water expended 22 tons, remaining 82 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 63.8 tons, remaining 1253.5 tons.

02.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

03.00pm: Special leave to 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

04.00pm: Quarters.

07.30pm: Picket boat drew fires.


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3 March 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

03.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: cleared ship for action.

06.20am: H.M.S. ‘Laconia’ arrived. Exercised action.

07.00pm: Fired 10 rounds from 12” guns for calibration purposes.

09.30am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.30am: Replaced gear and as required.

Noon: number on sick list 10, provisions received fresh meat 380 lbs, vegetables 600 lbs, bread 850 lbs, Bananas 1500 lbs, fresh water distilled 20 tons, expended 22 tons, remaining 80 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 66.4 tons, remaining 1187.1 tons.

01.00pm: Boys at instruction, remainder as required.

03.00pm: Leave to 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

04.30pm: Discharged 1 stoker & 1 drummer R.M.L.I. to hospital.

09.00pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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4 March 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

11.00am: Tested lifebuoys & found correct.

Noon: number on sick list 9, provisions received fresh meat 382 lbs, vegetables 2000 lbs, mangoes 2200 lbs, bread 1490 lbs, Bananas 1500 lbs, fresh water distilled 20 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 80 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 86.7 tons, remaining 1100.4 tons.

01.30pm: Secured for sea.

03.20pm: three prisoners joined from SS ‘Trent’.

03.45pm: Weighed.

03.54pm: Proceeded course as required for leaving via English Pass 60 revs.

04.15pm: Bet El Ras abeam 70 revs.

04.28pm: Seagull shoal abeam course N14W.

05.00pm: Mangapwani light N60E 1 ½ miles altered course N54W.

05.10pm: Read warrants on men from SS ‘Trent’.

05.26pm: altered course N5E 64 revs.

06.20pm: altered course N35E.

01.37pm: Sighted Kigomasha light N55E.


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5 March 1916

Zanzibar to Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

00.15am: altered course N27E Pemba light abeam 6.5 miles.

03.00am: Sighted Kilindini light house on port bow.

04.30am: altered course S27W.

04.40am: altered course N51W.

05.35am: Course as required for entering Kilindini harbour.

05.50am: Stopped.

05.56am: Let go port anchor in 13 fthms veered to 9 shackles moored ship 5 shackles on each off Kilindini Pier: let fires die out.

09.00am: Divisions.

10.00am: Performed divine service.

11.00am: 1 Domestic joined ship.

Noon: number on sick list 10, fresh water distilled 25 tons, expended 22 tons, remaining 83 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 53.2 tons, remaining 1047.2 tons.

Distance run through water 141.1 miles.

03.00pm: Special leave to 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

03.30pm: H.M.S. ‘Thistle’ arrived.


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6 March 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

06.30am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Mersey’.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Gunnery drills as per routine.

10.00am: Boys at instruction, remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list 9, provisions received fresh meat 410 lbs, fresh water distilled 28 tons, expended 26 tons, remaining 85 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 33.5 tons, remaining 1013.7 tons.

02.00pm: Prepared for coaling.

03.00pm: Collier SS ‘Lord Roberts’ came alongside.

03.30pm: Special leave o 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

04.30pm: Read warrant No 30.

05.30pm: 1 P.O. & 14 stokers 1 corp and 1 sergeant joined ship for passage and 1 prisoner for cell punishment.

06.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Severn’.


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7 March 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

04.30am: Commenced coaling.

05.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Hands coaling ship.

09.30am: Hands employed coaling ship.

10.00am: Discharged 1 native boy to shore.

Noon: number on sick list 9 fresh water distilled 24 tons, expended 30 tons, remaining 79 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 29.4 tons, remaining 1704.3 tons.

01.40pm: Finished coaling 720 tons.

03.00pm: Hands cleaning ship.

04.00pm: SS ‘Lord Roberts cast off.

10.00pm: Picket boat drew fires.


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8 March 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

04.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 11, Provisions received fresh meat 420 lbs, fresh water distilled 10 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 65 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 28.6 tons, remaining 1657.7 tons

01.00pm: Served out accoutrements to landing party.

02.30pm: Reminder cleaning as required.

03.30pm: Special leave two watches till 6.0 pm.

05.00pm: Quarters.

05.30pm: Read warrants No’s 29 & 31.

06.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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9 March 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

06.30am: Rifle companies and maxim guns crews landed for musketry practice at range.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers. Remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list 12 , provisions received fresh meat 340 lbs, vegetables 1800 lbs Bananas 1500 lbs, fresh water distilled 5 tons, expended 22 tons, remaining 48 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 30.9 tons, remaining 1644.8 tons.

01.00pm: Discharged (for passage) to SS ‘Armadale Castle’ one 1st writer 1 S.P.O. 2 stokers.

03.00pm: Special leave 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

05.00pm: Rifle companies returned.


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10 March 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

05.00am: Landed rifle companies & maxim guns crews for practice on range.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

07.30am: Divers employed at SS ‘Armadale Castle’

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.30am: Remainder painting and as required.

Noon: number on sick list 12, provisions received fresh meat 340 lbs, vegetables 2000 lbs, Bananas 3000 lbs, fresh water distilled 20 tons expended 16 tons, remaining 52 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 28.4 tons, remaining 1616.4 tons.

00.30pm: 1 stoker & 2 able seamen R.N.R. joined ship from H.M.S. ‘Severn’.

01.00pm: 1 stoker and 1 able seaman R.N.R. sent to H.M>S. ‘Severn’.

02.30pm: Hands painting ship and as required.

03.30pm: Special leave to 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

05.00pm: Rifle companies returned.

05.30pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Armadale Castle’.


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11 March 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

05.30am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Severn’ & ‘Thistle’.

06.30am: Tested lifebuoys & found correct.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 11, fresh water distilled 34 tons, expended 22 tons, remaining 64 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 41.3 tons, remaining 1575.1 tons.

00.30pm: H.M.Whalers ‘Echo’ & ‘Childers’ arrived.

01.00pm: Hospital ship ‘Ebani’ arrived.

02.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

03.30pm: Special leave 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

04.00pm: H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’ arrived.

06.00pm: Discharged 1 sergeant 1 P.O. & 13 stokers to ‘Hyacinth’.

11.30pm: Lit fires in 12 boilers.


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12 March 1916

Kilindini to Southward.

Lat -5.0, Long 40.0

04.30am: Un moored; weighed northern anchor.

05.35am: Weighed.

05.45am: Proceeded course as required 60 revs.

06.25am: altered course S16E Ras Serani N50W 3 miles.

09.30am: Sighted land S.S.W

10.00am: Divisions.

10.30am: Performed divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 12, Fresh water distilled 22 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 66 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 98 tons, remaining 1477.1 tons.

Distance run through water 62 miles, variation 4W, course and distance made good various 60 miles, lat 4.58 S, lon 40.01E, true bearing and distance Ras Kiuyu 292o 10.5 miles, current in 24 hours 0.7 knts.

05.00pm: Quarters.

05.30pm: Cleared for action.

05.40pm: altered course N64W.

08.00pm: altered course S70W.

08.30pm: Ras Nungwi light S78W 16 miles altered course S22E.


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13 March 1916

At sea.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.4

01.30am: altered course S4W.

03.00am: altered course S77W.

05.00am: 36 revs sighted H.M.S. ‘Severn’ & ‘Mersey’.

05.30am: altered course N60E.

06.30am: altered course as required to intercept Dhow 72 revs.

07.25am: Stopped: boarded dhow lat 6.44S lon 39.31 E.

07.52am: proceeded course and speed as required for supporting monitors in shore reconnoitring Dar Es Salaam.

10.00am: Exercised action.

10.30am: Stopped Monitors closed.

Noon: number on sick list 10, fresh water distilled 22 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 68 tons. Fuel expended for all purposes 115 tons, remaining 1362.1 tons.

Distance run through water 190 miles. Variation 5W, lat 6.37 S, lon 39.24 E, true bearing and distance Mbudya 258o 9 miles, currents in 24 hours 0.5 knts N.N.W.

00.15pm: Proceeded course N45W 30 revs : Monitors in company.

01.40pm: Stopped.

02.00pm: Monitors parted company : Proceeded N46W 60 revs.

03.50pm: Course as required for pilotage thro Zanzibar channel.

05.00pm: Wani Patches abeam [winde patches] 3.8 miles.

06.50pm: Course N35E sighted Ras Nungwi light N80E.

11.20pm: Sighted Megomache light N57E [Kigomasha].


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14 March 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

00.50am: Kigomasha light abeam 7 miles.

05.00am: altered course S35W.

05.15am: altered course N50W. Lit fires in picket boat.

06.15am: Course as required for entering Kilindini harbour.

06.40am: Ras Serani abeam 3 cables.

07.00am: Stopped, Let go starb anchor moored ship 5 shackles on each in 16 fthms: let fires die out.

09.30am: Divisions, Prayers.

10.00am: Control parties at drill, remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list 15, fresh water distilled 10 tons, expended 22 tons, remaining 56 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 57.2 tons, remaining 1304.9 tons.

Distance run through water 176.8 miles.

00.30pm: Discharged 1 leading stoker 2 able seamen and 1 Officers steward 1 Corp R.M.L.I to H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’.

02.00pm: Classes at instruction, remainder as required.

03.30pm: Special leave to 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

05.00pm: Quarters.


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15 March 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

04.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Court of enquiry of Fire on SS ‘Miramichi’ held on board.

10.30am: Gunnery drills as usual, remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list 16, provisions received fresh meat 420 lbs, Bananas 500 lbs, fresh water distilled 16 tons, expended 22 tons, remaining 50 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 34.6 tons, remaining 1270.3 tons.

02.00pm: Hands as in forenoon.

02.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Echo’.

05.00pm: 1 able seaman joined ship from H.M.S. ‘Echo’.

05.30pm: Discharged 1 ordinary seaman to H.M.S. ‘Echo’.

07.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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16 March 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

03.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.00am: Musketry party landed for exercise.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Boys at boat work. Remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list 21, provisions received fresh meat 400 lbs, vegetables 1500 lbs, fresh water distilled 26 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 48 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 29 tons, remaining 1241.3 tons.

02.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

03.00pm: Special leave 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

05.00pm: Quarters.

05.30pm: Read warrant No 33.

06.00pm: Rifle companies returned.


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17 March 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

05.30am: Read warrant No 32.

06.00am: Rifle companies landed for exercise.

07.00am: Remainder cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Boys mustering kit. Remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list 26, Provisions received fresh meat 300 lbs, vegetables 700 lbs, fresh water distilled 11 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 39 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 28.6 tons, remaining 1212.7 tons.

02.00pm: Hands employed as required.

05.00pm: Quarters.

05.30pm: Landing parties returned.


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18 March 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

04.30am: Lit fires in 12 boilers.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Discharged 1 stoker & 1 private R.M.L.I. to hospital ship ‘Elain’.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

11.00am: Unmoored; weighed Northern anchor.

11.30am: Prepared for sea.

Noon: number on sick list 23, Provisions received fresh meat 1140 lbs, fresh water distilled 32 tons, expended 22 tons, remaining 49 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 91.5 tons, remaining 1121.2 tons.

02.00pm: Weighed by hand.

02.16pm: proceeded course as required for leaving Kilindini 68 revs.

02.35pm: Ras Serani N50W 1 mile.

02.55pm: altered course S26W.

04.45pm: Altered course as required to close Chale Island.

05.00pm: Chale island S80W 2.2 miles altered course S26W.

05.45pm: Sighted H.M.S. ‘Thistle’. At anchor off Wasini.

06.30pm: altered course S17W 60 revs.

11.50pm: Sighted Ras Nungwi S6W.

12.00pm: altered course N27E.


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19 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -5.7, Long 39.1

02.20am: Sighted Kigomasha light.

03.15am: altered course S17W.

05.20pm: altered course S60E.

06.00am: As required for closing entrance to Chaki Chaki [Chake Chake Pemba Island]

06.35am: 36 revs altered course S29W Misali Island N70E 3 miles.

09.00am: Divisions: Held divine service.

10.00am: altered course as required for entering MKoKotoni outer anchorage.

10.30am: 6 knots.

10.50am: As required for turning Ras Nungwi S56E 2 miles.

11.10am: course S77W 66 revs.

12.00am: altered course S29W.

Noon: number on sick list 23, Fresh water distilled 30 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 59 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 91.4 tons. Remaining 1029.8 tons.

Distance run through water 218.4 miles, variation 5W, lat 5.44 S, lon 39.06 E, true bearing and distance Mwana wa Mwana 97o 7 miles, currents in 24 hours N.N.W. 1 knot.

01.10pm: altered course S71E.

02.00pm: Course as required for entering Zanzibar by English Pass.

03.15pm: Slow both.

03.30pm: Let go port anchor in 13 fthms veered to 4 shackles off Ras Shangani: Banked fires.

05.30pm: SS ‘Lord Roberts’ came alongside.

06.00pm: Prepared for coaling.

09.30pm: Steam at 2 hours notice.


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20 March 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

05.00am: Commenced coaling.

09.00am: Discharged 9 boys & 1 stoker to hospital

09.30am: Discharged 3 natives to shore.

11.00am: Hands coaling ship.

Noon: number on sick list 13, provisions received fresh meat 380 lbs, vegetables 3500 lbs, fresh water received 50 tons, expended 30 tons, remaining 79 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 60.4 tons, remaining 1677.4 tons.

01.30pm: One watch coaling ship.

02.00pm: Discharged Mr Pearson & 1 stoker to hospital.

03.00pm: Party drawing ammunition from SS ‘Trent’.

03.45pm: Finished coaling 730 tons.

04.00pm: SS ‘Lord Roberts’ cast off.

05.30pm: Discharged 1 ordinary seaman to H.M.S. ‘Childers’.

06.00pm: Joined ship 1 ordinary seaman R.N.R. from H.M.S. ‘Childers’.

06.30pm: two natives joined ship.

09.30pm: Steam at 2 hours notice.


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21 March 1916

At sea [and at Koktoni (Mkokotoni) Bay]

Lat -5.87, Long 39.25

02.00am: Raising steam for 12 knots.

06.00am: Prepared for sea.

06.30am: Weighed:

06.50am: Proceeded 60 revs course as required for pilotage thro English Pass.

07.26am: Seagull shoal abeam 4 cables course N12W.

08.00am: altered course N60W.

08.56am: altered course S60E.

09.10am: Course as required for passing to East of Shearwater shoals.

10.50 am: Mwana wa Mwana light house abeam 7 cables.

11.10am: ‘Hyacinth’ took station astern: course as required for anchoring to East of Mwana wa Mwana.

11.30am: Stopped; let go port anchor in 11 fthms veered to 4 shackles.

12.00am: Steam at 1 hours notice.

Noon: number on sick list 12, fresh water expended 24 tons, remaining 55 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 77 tons, remaining 1622.4 tons.

Distance run through water 46.5 miles.

01.00pm: Discharged 1 leading stoker & 1 stoker to H.M.S. ‘Childers’.

02.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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22 March 1916

At Sea.

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

00.15am: H.M.S. ‘Echo’ & ‘Childers’ proceeded.

01.00am: Weighed:

01.10am: Proceeded course N10E speed 10 knots.

01.30am: ‘Hyacinth’ proceeded in company.

04.45am: altered course N60W.

04.50am: 6 knots : Sighted whaler on starboard bow.

04.55am: H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’ proceeded independently.

05.00am: Proceeded as required for taking up position for bombarding Tanga Railway Station.

05.05am: Observed flash of H.M.S. ‘Severn’ guns.

06.19am: Opened indirect fire with 12” common & Lyddite on railway station Tanga.

06.00am: Let go port anchor in 20 fthms to Eastward of Niule Reef veered to 5 shackles, H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’ firing.

08.00am: Ceased fire.

09.00am: Opened fire with 6” and 12” guns.

10.15am: Ceased fire.

Noon: Opened fire.

Number on sick list 14, fresh water distilled 24 tons, expended 22 tons, remaining 57 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 89.2 tons, remaining 1533.2 tons.

Distance run through water 41 miles.

02.00pm: H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’ proceeded independently.

02.50pm: Ceased fire.

03.04pm: Weighed:

03.12pm: Proceeded course S20E 60 revs.

04.00pm: Observed deviation 3 ½ o East.

05.30pm: altered course S24 ½ E (compass).

07.45pm: Ras Nungwi abeam 8.5 miles.

08.00pm: altered course S25E.


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23 March 1916

At Sea.

Lat -6.79, Long 39.30

01.00am: Altered course South 3oEast.

03.00am: Altered course S66W 48 revs.

05.00am: Reduced 36 revs.

05.20am: Altered course S77W. H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’ took station astern.

06.00am: Stopped Makatumbe light S80W 6 miles. H.M.S. ‘Pioneer’ closed.

07.00am: H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’ proceeded to close Dar Es Salaam flying a flag of truce.

07.15am: Proceeded East 60 revs. H.M.S. ‘Pioneer’ in company.

07.30am: Stopped: H.M.Whaler ‘Rattler’ closed.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 10, fresh water distilled 23 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 60 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 89 tons, remaining 1444.2 tons.

Distance run through water 142 miles.

02.25pm: Proceeded 10 knots S56W: H.M.S. ‘Pioneer’ proceeded inshore.

02.40pm: Stopped: H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’ proceeded inshore.

03.20pm: Proceeded slow S60W.

04.00pm: Course as required for remaining off Dar Es Salaam.

05.00pm: Closed to 5 cables off lighthouse

05.05pm: H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’ & ‘Pioneer’ opened fire on SS ‘Tabaro’ in Dar Es Salaam harbour.

05.30pm: H.M.S. ‘Vengeance’ opened fire with 6” common.

05.52pm: Ceased fire : proceeded course N.E. 10 knots.

06.10pm: H.M.S. ‘Pioneer’ & ‘Hyacinth’ parted company; course N54E.

09.00pm: Altered course N4W.

11.00pm: Altered course N20W.


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24 March 1916


Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

01.15am: altered course S83W: Ras Nungwi light S70W 57 revs.

02.10am: Nungwi light abeam 3.5 miles.

03.30am: altered course S18W.

05.00am: altered course as required for approaching Zanzibar by English Pass.

07.15am: Stopped; let go port anchor in 9 fthms veered to 5 shackles off Ras Shangani : Banked fires.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: 1 Sick Berth Attendant joined from H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’.

10.30am: Hands as required.

Noon: number on sick list 12, provisions received vegetables 3200 lbs, Bananas 1500 lbs, fresh water received 40 tons, distilled 7 tons, expended 30 tons, remaining 77 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 57.5 tons, remaining 1386.7 tons.

01.00pm: Discharged 1 native interpreter to shore.

02.00pm: Hands painting ship & as required.

04.30pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Discharged 3 ordinary seamen to depot Zanzibar.

05.30pm: Discharged 1 Ch S.B.S to hospital.

06.00pm: 1 stoker and 1 bugler returned for hospital.

06.30pm: Exchanged 1 able seaman with H.M.S. ‘Mersey’.

07.00pm: 1 stoker joined from H.M.S. ‘Salamander’.

10.00pm: Steam at 2 hours notice.

11.30pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Charon’.


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25 March 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

08.30am: Hospital ship ‘Loyalty’ arrived.

10.00am: Hands painting ship and as required.

11.00am: 1 Native interpreter joined ship.

Noon: number on sick list 14, provisions received 2197 lbs, vegetables 1400 lbs, Bananas 1500 lbs, Fresh water expended 24 tons, remaining 53 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 45.5 tons, remaining 1341.2 tons.

00.30pm: 1 leading stoker & 1 stoker joined ship from H.M.S. ‘Childers’.

01.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

03.00pm: Special leave two watches till 6.0 pm.

03.30pm: R.F.A. ‘Trent’ with H.M.S. ‘Mersey’ in tow sailed.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Read Warrant No ?

05.30pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Childers’ & ‘Echo’.

10.00pm: Steam at 2 hours notice.


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26 March 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

06.00am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’.

06.30am: Landed 17 Roman Catholics for divine worship.

08.30am: 1 able seaman R.N.V.R. joined ship.

09.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Held divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 13, fresh water distilled 15 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 48 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 42.4 tons, remaining 1298.8 tons.

02.00pm: Discharged 1 native to shore.

02.30pm: 1 stoker P.O. & 1 boy rejoined from hospital.

03.00pm: H.M.S. ‘Pioneer’, ‘Pickle’ & ‘Fly’ arrived.

03.30pm: Special leave to two watches till 6.0 pm.

09.30pm: Steam at 2 hours notice.


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27 March 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

06.00am: Hands hoisting out empty ammunition cases and as required.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Hands employed mustering kit and as required.

11.30am: Discharged 1 native to shore.

Noon: number on sick list 18, Provisions received vegetables 700 lbs, Bananas 3000 lbs, fresh water distilled 20 tons, expended 18 tons, remaining 50 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 41.5 tons, remaining 1257.3 tons.

00.30pm: Discharged 1 P.O. & 1 S.B.A. to hospital.

03.55pm: H.M.Sultan of Zanzibar and suite came onboard.

05.40pm: Fired salute of 21 guns on the Sultan leaving ship.

06.00pm: Mr Pearson: Gunner rejoined ship.

06.30pm: Discharged boy Macdonald for duty with R.N.A.S.

07.00pm: SS ‘Bruce Castle’ came alongside.

08.00pm: Prepared for coaling.

09.00pm: Discharged 1 leading seaman to ‘Rattler’.

10.30pm: Steam at 2 hours notice.


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28 March 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

02.30am: Raising steam for 12 knots.

05.10am: Commenced coaling.

09.00am: Hands coaling ship.

09.30am: Discharged 1 ordinary signalman to ‘Rattler’.

10.10am: Finished coaling 480 tons.

10.40am: Collier cast off.

11.00am: Weighed:

11.18am: Proceeded course as required for South Channel.

11.25am: 60 revs.

11.42am: Red buoy abeam ½ cable.

Noon: Chumbe light house abeam 1 mile.

Number on sick list 17, Provisions received fresh meat 300 lbs, fresh water distilled 24 tons, expended 26 tons, remaining 48 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 94.2 tons, remaining 1643 tons.

Lat 6.17.5 S, 39.09 ½ E, variation 5oW, true bearing and distance Chumbe 90o 1 mile.

00.08pm: altered course S36E.

01.30pm: Course as required for entering menai Bay.

02.06pm: Ras Bwani ENE 1 mile, altered course S42E.

02.15pm: 72 revs.

02.30pm: altered course S35E.

05.30pm: Latham Island abeam 7 miles altered course S18E.

09.10pm: Moresby light abeam 8 miles, altered course S7E.


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29 March 1916

Tunghi Bay [Baia De Tunge].

Lat -10.4, Long 40.6

07.15am: altered course S13W.

08.00am: altered course S7E.

09.45am: Sighted land to South westward.

10.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

11.25am: altered course S18E.

Noon: number on sick list 18. Fresh water distilled 20 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 48 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 94.3 tons, remaining 1548.8 tons.

Course and distance various 276 miles, Lat 10.22 S, Long 40.35E, Variation 6 ½ oW, True bearing and distance Ras Matunda 270o 8 miles. Currents in 24 hours N.N.W. ½ knot.

00.25pm: altered course S28E.

01.42pm: Cabo Delgado light house 2700 4.5 miles.

01.45pm: altered course as required for entering Tunghi Bay.

02.30pm: Stopped; let go port anchor in 13 fthms veered to 5 shackles. Sent picket boat inshore with flag – commander.

05.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 36.

09.30pm: Steam at 1 hours notice.


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30 March 1916

Cabo Delgado to North.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.4

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

07.30pm: Weighed:

07.40am: proceeded course as required 60 revs.

08.10am: Cabo Delgado N60W 3 miles, altered course N35E

08.30am: altered course N6W.

09.00am: Divisions ; Prayers.

09.30am: Exercised small arm companies.

10.00am: altered course N40W.

11.40am: Ras Rovuma abeam 3 miles.

Noon: number on sick list 18, fresh water distilled 24 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 48 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 81.9 tons, remaining 1466.9 tons.

Distance run through water 75 miles, variation 6oW, lat 10.14 S, lon 40.26 E, true bearing and distance Mongo Island 270o 5 miles. Currents in 24 hours Northerly 1 knot.

01.15pm: Course as required for entering Mikindani Harbour to examine shipping.

03.00pm: Stopped Cape Paman N13W, Gunia point S44W.

04.30pm: Proceeded course N43E 32 revs.

11.00pm: altered course S78W.


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31 March 1916

from Tunghi Bay to North.

Lat -9.6, Long 39.8

01.00am: Exercised seaboats crews.

05.00am: Sighted land right ahead.

05.15am: Stopped:

05.25am: Proceeded S.E. 32 revs.

06.20am: Stopped: communicated with H.M.S. ‘Childers’.

06.40am: ‘Childers’ proceeded.

06.50am: Proceeded course as required for entering Lindi Bay 42 revs.

07.00am: Whaler ‘Childers’ proceeded to examine inner harbour.

08.00am: Stopped: let go port anchor in 10 fthms veered to 3 shackles off Lindi.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.15am: ‘Childers’ rejoined flag.

10.23am: Weighed: Proceeded as required 72 revs.

10.40am: altered course N73E.

10.50am: Ras Baniani abeam 1.1 miles.

11.00am: altered course N34E Hands at action stations.

11.30am: altered course N12W.

Noon: Fresh water distilled 23 tons, expended 23 tons, remaining 48 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 97 tons, remaining 1369.9 tons.

Distance run through water 125.8 miles. Variation 6oW. Lat 9.42 S, 39.40E, true bearing and distance Mchinga Bay 270o 5 miles.[This true bearing and distance is completely wrong, he has travelled 126 nautical miles going North, which puts him off the coast adjacent to Kilwa Kisiwani Island, from the observations in the log this is confirmed by Vengeances bombarding of Ras Rongozi the islet in Kilwa Kisiwani harbour also confirmed by the two co-ordinates from the firing position Ras Matuso & Ras Kipakoni]

01.30pm: altered course N3E.

03.08pm: Kivurugu Island abeam 2 miles altered course as required for closing entrance to Kilwa Kisiwani.

03.50pm: Stopped : Ras Matuso N20W, Ras Kipakoni N70W.

04.30pm: Picket boat proceeded to examine harbour.

05.02pm: observed shore battery on Ras Rongozi open fire on boat.

05.15pm: Opened fire with 6” and 12” guns. Hoisted in picket boat.

05.40pm: Ceased fire.

06.10pm: Proceeded S60E 6 knots.

06.25pm: Course East 6 knots : H.M.S. ‘Childers’ in company.

08.00pm: altered course N14E.

12.00pm: Altered course S3E.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1916


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1 April 1916

At Sea.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

00.30am: H.M. Whaler ‘Childers’ in company.

05.45am: altered course S80W 48 revs.

06.30am: Whaler ‘Echo’ took station astern.

07.00am: Communicated with whalers.

07.45am: Proceeded S85W 36 revs.

07.50am: 54 revs.

08.00am: Whalers proceeded into Kilwa Kisiwani to observe.

08.20am: Stopped Ras Matuso N18W, Ras Kipakoni N64W.

09.30am: At action stations.

10.38am: Opened fire with 6” guns at Ras Rongozi [A small islet in the Kisiwani inlet river]

10.50am: Ceased fire.

11.50am: Fired two 6” salvos at Mtama hill.

Noon: number on sick list 17, : Fresh water distilled 26 tons, expended 30 tons, remaining 76 tons. Fuel expended for all purposes 90.3 tons, remaining 1279.6 tons.

Distance through run water 47.5 miles.

02.20pm: observed whalers ‘Echo’ & ‘Childers’ open fire on Kilwa Kisiwani.

03.00pm: Whalers rejoined flag.

03.30pm: Whalers proceeded to reconnoitre Port Pactolus & vicinity.

04.50pm: Course N80E 60 revs. Whalers parted company.

05.30pm: altered course N12E.

08.47pm: Obusa Light abeam 9 miles.

09.10pm: altered course N70W

10.05pm: Stopped; Let go port anchor in 19 fthms veered to 5 shackles to SW of Kibondo anchorage.[Now called Jibondo Island]


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2 April 1916

Barakuni.

Lat -8.04, Long 39.67

06.00am: Weighed :

06.05am: Proceeded course as required for Kibondo anchorage 10 knts.

06.30am: 36 revs:

06.50am: Stopped; let go starb anchor in 13 fthms veered to 4 shackles in Kibondo anchorage.

07.00am: Whalers came alongside for water etc.

07.30am: Commander in chiefs flag transferred to H.M.S. ‘Childes’.

09.30am: Weighed and proceeded course as required for rounding south end of Mafia island 60 revs:

10.30am: Divisions : Held divine service.

11.00am: Course N48E.

Noon: Number on sick list 19, : Fresh water transferred to whalers 15 tons, distilled 30 tons, expended 37 tons, remaining 54 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 83.6 tons, remaining 1196 tons.

Distance run through water 82.8 miles.

00.15pm: altered course N24E.

01.53pm: Moresby Light house abeam 4 miles [located North of mafia island at Ras Mkumbi]

02.20pm: altered course S86W.

02.40pm: altered course S50W.

03.15pm: Course as required 36 revs:

03.30pm: Stopped; Let go port anchor in 13 fthms veered to 4 shackles, 2 ½ cables off H.M.S.’Hyacinth’.

04.00pm: Commander in chief rehoisted flag.

05.30pm: 1 C.P.O. 1 Stoker & 3 boys rejoined ship from hospital.

09.00pm: Steam at 2 hours notice.

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3 April 1916

Mafia Island to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.5

06.00am: Weighed:

06.10pm: Proceeded Course N28E 60 revs:

07.10am: altered course N9W.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Control parties at drill; guns crews as required.

10.00am: altered course N34W.

Noon: number on sick list 21, : Fresh water distilled 28 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 58 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 79.5 tons, remaining 1116.5 tons.

Distance run through water 80 miles, variation 5 1/2oW, Lat 6.42 S, Long 39.3 E, true bearing and distance Ras Kanzi 252o 11 miles. Currents in 24 hours NW ¼ knots.

02.08pm: altered course N26W.

02.44pm: Course as required for approaching Chumbe anchorage [small island off Zanzibar coast]

03.00pm: Stopped; let go starboard anchor in 13 fthms veered to 5 shackles off Changwani Palace.

04.30pm: Discharged 1 boy to hospital.

05.15pm: Quarters: Steam at 2 hours notice.


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4 April 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

05.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Weighed:

06.15am: Proceeded as required thro Southern Pass to Zanzibar.

07.00am: Stopped.

07.05am: let go with starboard anchor veered to 4 shackles in No1 SW Mooring berth off Ras Shangani in 10 fthms.

07.30am: Steam at 3 hours notice.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Parties drawing stores from H.M.S. ‘Laconia’.

10.00am: Parties drawing ammunition from SS ‘Northumbria’.

10.30am: Training classes at instruction.

Noon: number on sick list 20, : Fresh water received 40 tons, distilled 20 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 98 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 54.1 tons. Remaining 1062.4 tons.

Distance run through water 38.5 miles.

01.30pm: Hands as in forenoon and preparing for coaling.

03.00pm: Paid monthly money.

04.00pm: Special leave two watches till 6.0 pm.

05.00pm: SS’Castillian’ collided with boat containing natives; picket boat rescuing part of occupants; one native dying onboard.

07.00pm: Discharged 1 P.O. to H.M.S.’Severn’.

07.30pm: 1 leading seaman rejoined from ‘Rattler’ sent 1 ordinary seaman to ‘Rattler’.

08.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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5 April 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

05.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: SS ‘Cyfartha’ came alongside.

07.00am: Commenced coaling.

09.00am: Exchanged 1 stoker P.O. with H.M.S. ‘Fly’.

10.30am: Hands coaling ship.

Noon: number on sick list 20, : Fresh water received 30 tons, distilled 4 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 108 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 43 tons, remaining 1709.4 tons.

02.00pm: Hands coaling ship.

05.00pm: Sent four 12 pounder 12cwt to H.M.S. ‘Thistle’.

07.20pm: Finished coaling 690 tons.

07.30pm: ‘Cyfartha’ cast off.

11.00pm: picket boat drew fires.


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6 April 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

05.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Severn’.

07.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 20, : Provisions received fresh meat 380 lbs, vegetables 800 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 7 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 91 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 43 tons. Remaining 1666.4 tons.

01.00pm: Exchanged 1 able seaman with H.M.S. ‘Salamander’.

02.30pm: Make & mend clothes.

04.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Fly’.

05.00pm: Read warrant No 37.

09.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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7 April 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

03.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

07.00am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Thistle’.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Gunnery drills as for routine, remainder painting and as required.

Noon: number on sick list 19, : Provisions received 760 lbs, : Fresh water received 20 tons, distilled 20 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 107 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 44.3 tons, remaining 1622.1 tons.

02.00pm: Hands as in forenoon.

03.00pm: Special leave to two watches till 6.0 pm.

04.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Chaser’.

05.00pm: Discharged 1 leading seaman to H.M.S. ‘Pickle’.


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8 April 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 16, : Fresh water distilled 2 tons, expended 18 tons, remaining 91 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 43.8 tons, remaining 1578.3 tons.

00.30pm: Received from H.M.S. ‘Chaser’ one maxim gun.

01.00pm: Received from H.M.S. ‘Salamander’ on maxim gun stand.

02.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

03.30pm: Special leave to two watches till 6.0 pm.

05.00pm: H.M.S. ‘Pioneer’ arrived.


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9 April 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

06.00am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Pioneer’.

06.30am: Landed 11 R. Catholics for service ashore.

09.00am: Divisions:

10.00am: Performed divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 16, : Provisions received fresh meat 1225 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 10 tons, expended 18 tons, remaining 83 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 48.8 tons, remaining 1529.5 tons.

01.30pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Fly’.

02.00pm: H.M.S. ‘Pioneer’ arrived.

03.30pm: Special leave to two watches till 6.0 pm.

05.00pm: Quarters.


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10 April 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

05.30am: Prepared for sea.

06.30am: Weighed:

06.40pm: Proceeded course as required for English Pass 60 revs:

08.00am: Mangapwani light abeam 1 mile : course as required for laying out target.

08.30am: Stopped : Dropped target and cutter.

08.45am: Proceeded as required to test 6” guns for calibration purposes firing 3 rounds from each.

11.06am: Completed firing : picked up target.

11.45am: Course as required for retuning to Zanzibar by English Pass.

Noon: number on sick list 13, : Provisions received fresh meat 380 lbs, vegetables 920 lbs, Bananas 1500 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 25 tons, expended 16 tons, remaining 92 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 93 tons, remaining 1436.5 tons.

01.25pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Pioneer’.

01.30pm: Stopped. Let go starboard anchor in 10 fthms veered to 4 shackles in No1 berth.

02.30pm: Hands as required.

03.00pm: Discharged M.A.A. & 1 boy to hospital.

04.30pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Laconia’.

04.50pm: Weighed.

05.10pm: Proceeded as required for English Pass 60 revs.

06.30pm: Course N55W.

07.12pm: Course N6E.

08.00pm: altered course N48E.

10.00pm: altered course N30E.


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11 April 1916

At sea.

Lat -5.04, Long 39.12

02.00am: Altered course S25W.

04.30am: altered course West 48 revs.

05.10am: Sighted H.M.S. ‘Laconia’ & ‘Pioneer’.

05.20am: As required for laying off Tanga Bay until weather clears.

06.30am: Heavy rain.

07.30am: H.M.S. ‘Laconia’ & ‘Pioneer’ proceeded up ship channel.

08.00am: Proceeded course S50W 48 revs; Sighted H.M.S. ‘Thistle’ in Tanga Bay.

08.30am: Stopped ; let go port anchor in 20 fthms veered to 5 shackles off East end of Niule reef. Steam on main engines.

10.00am: Seaplanes observing over Tanga Town.

10.30am: Hands at action stations.

Noon: number on sick list 14, : Fresh water distilled 14 tons, expended 12 tons, remaining 94 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 125.7 tons, remaining 1310.8 tons.

Distance run through water 140.2 miles.

01.00pm: Hands at action stations.

03.25pm: Weighed

03.28pm: Proceeded course S20E. Streamed port log.

04.00pm: 70 revs.

06.45pm: 78 revs.


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12 April 1916

At sea.

Lat -8.8, Long 40.1

00.30am: Exercised seaboats crew and gun crews.

03.15am: altered course S13W.

06.00am: altered course S16W.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Gunnery drills as usual.

10.30am: Training classes at instruction.

12.00am: altered course S6W.

Noon: number on sick list 14, : Fresh water distilled 2 tons, expended 18 tons, remaining 78 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 162 tons, remaining 1148.8 tons.

Distance run through water 278.6 miles, variation 6oW, course and distance made good various 238 miles, Lat 8.45 S, Long 40.04 E, true bearing and distance Kilwa Kivinje 270o 35.5 miles. Current in 24 hours N.N.W. 2 ¼ knots.

02.00pm: Hands as in forenoon.

03.15pm: Sighted H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’.

03.30pm: 60 revs.

04.10pm: Stopped: H.M>S. ‘Hyacinth’ hoisted flag.

05.54pm: H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’ parted company: proceeded S50E 36 revs.

11.30pm: Exercised seaboats crew.


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13 April 1916

At sea.

Lat -10.1, Long 40.1

01.30am: altered course S8E.

04.00am: Stopped:

05.00am: Proceeded Course S4E 36 revs:

05.30am: 60 revs:

06.30am: altered course S49W 36 revs.

06.40am: Stopped: Cape Paman S33W 6 miles.

06.50am: Proceeded as required for entering Mikindani Bay 8 knots.

07.30am: Stopped : Official Residence S35W, Ras Managumba S65W.

08.00am: H.M.S. ‘Pickle’ & ‘Thistle’ joined flag.

08.30am: H.M.S. ‘Pickle’ proceeded to examine interior Mtwana harbour.

09.00am: Hands at action stations.

10.38am: Proceeded as required for leaving Mikindani 48 revs: H.M.S. ‘Thistle’ parted company: H.M.S. ‘Challenge’ joined flag.

Noon: Stopped : Sent to H.M.S. ‘Challenge’ for mails.

Number on sick list 13, : Fresh water distilled 30 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 88 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 94.5 tons, remaining 1054.3 tons.

Distance run through water 146.9 miles, variation 6oW, course and distance made good various, lat 10.06 S, lon 40.07 E, true bearing and distance Mavinga 262o 6 miles. Current in 24 hours N60W 2 knots.

02.00pm: Proceeded course N.N.W. 48 revs : H..M.S. ‘Thistle & ‘Challenger’ in company spread 4 miles apart.

03.50pm: Sighted SS ‘Northumbria’ ahead.

04.30pm: Stopped : Ships closed and sent to ‘Northumbria’ for provisions.

05.00pm: Joined from H.M.S. ‘Thistle’ 1 S.P.O. 1 E.R.A. 6 stokers & 5 seamen.

06.00pm: Proceeded independently Course S57E 48 revs.


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14 April 1916

At sea.

Lat -9.9, Long 39.9

01.15am: altered course N50W.

02.00am: Exercised guns crews.

05.15am: altered course West.

05.35am: Stopped port engine.

06.15am: Half speed ahead port : 48 revs.

06.50am: Altered course S35E.

08.30am: altered course S62W.

09.30am: as required for entering Lindi Bay.

10.00am: Exercised general quarters.

10.33am: Ras Rungi S60W, Ras Tapuri N82W, altered course S84E.

11.27am: Stopped : Communicated with H.M.S. ‘Pickle’.

11.50am: Course N21E 58 revs.

Noon: number on sick list 13, : Provisions received Oranges 1500 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 28 tons, expended 22 tons, remaining 94 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 98.5 tons, remaining 955.8 tons.

Distance run through water 156.6 miles, Variation 6oW, course and distance made good various, lat 9.56 S, lon 39.54 E, true bearing and distance Ras Shuka 242o 5 miles, currents in 24 hours N60W 2 knots.

01.30pm: 60 revs.

04.00pm: altered course N7E.

04.30pm: Sighted H.M.S. ‘Laconia’ ahead.

05.30pm: Stopped : communicated with H.M.S. ‘Laconia’.

06.10pm: ‘Laconia’proceeded.

06.15pm: Proceeded S26E 48 revs.


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15 April 1916

At sea.

Lat -9.9, Long 40.0

01.45am: altered course S32W.

02.30am: Exercised seaboats crews.

05.45am: Stopped : H.M.S. ‘Challenger’, ‘Hyacinth’ & ‘Pickle’ joined flag.

07.00am: As required for taking up positions for bombarding Mgau Mwania.

07.45am: H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’ opened fire.

07.55am: H.M.S. ‘Challenger’ opened fire.

07.56am: Let go port anchor in 9 fthms veered to 2 shackles to S of Nymphe Reef:

08.05am: Opened fire.

09.35am: Ceased fire.

09.40am: Weighed: Proceeded as required for Rendezvous.

10.30am: Stopped N.E. 6 miles from Mwania.

11.00am: Parted company.

11.15am: Proceeded N65E 60 revs.

Noon: number on sick list 10, Provisions received Oranges 3000 lbs, fresh water distilled 10 tons, expended 17 tons, remaining 87 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 108 tons, remaining 847.8 tons.

Distance run through water 165.5 miles, Variation 6W lat 9.58 S, lon 40.03 E, true bearing and distance Ras Shuka 268o 18 miles, currents in 24 hours N60W 2.1 knts.

02.00pm: altered course N1W

02.30pm: Make & mend clothes.

05.00pm: Quarters.

11.30pm: Exercised guns crews.


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16 April 1916

At sea.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

01.30am: Moresby point Light [Mafia Island] light abeam. 6 miles, altered course N16W.

05.30am: altered course N42W.

07.00am: altered course N55W.

08.30am: altered course N24W.

09.00am: Divisions : Held divine service.

10.00am: altered course as required for southern Pass Zanzibar.

10.30am: Chumbe abeam 1.5 miles.

11.20am: Stopped, let go starboard anchor in 9 fthms veered to 3 shackles in No1 berth.

Noon: number on sick list 13, :Provisions received vegetables 2000 lbs, : Fresh water received 10 tons, distilled 13 tons, expended 19 tons, remaining 91 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 100.6 tons, remaining 747.2 tons.

Distance run through water 233 miles.

00.30pm: Discharged 1 able seaman to ‘Challenger’.

01.30pm: Discharged 1 corp gunner to shore depot.

02.00pm: Discharged 1 boy to hospital.

02.30pm: Joined ship 4 R.N.R. ratings and 7 R.N.V.R.

03.00pm: 1 S.B.A. rejoined ship.

03.30pm: H.M.S. ‘Pioneer’ arrived.

04.45pm: Weighed: proceeded course as required for English Pass 60 revs.

05.30pm: altered course N14W.

06.06pm: altered course N55W.

06.52pm: altered course N6E.

07.40pm: altered course N48E.

10.00pm: altered course N30E.


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17 April 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

01.15am: Kigomasha light abeam 9 miles 54 revs.

02.30am: Exercised seaboats crew.

04.00am: Serani Light N10W.

05.00am: altered course N51W 6 knots.

06.00am: 60 revs.

06.20am: course as required for entering Kilindini Harbour.

06.30am: Stopped, let go port anchor moored ship 5 shackles each in 18 fthms off pier.

07.00am: Let fires die out.

09.00am: Prepared for coaling.

10.00am: SS ‘Anglia’ came alongside.

10.40am: Commenced coaling.

Noon: number on sick list 11, ; Fresh water distilled 15 tons, expended 18 tons, remaining 88 tons. : Fuel expended for all purposes 55.2 tons, remaining 1722 tons.

Distance run through water 129 miles.

03.00pm: Hands coaling ship.

06.oopm: Hands coaling ship.

07.00pm: Discharged 6 natives to shore.

11.45pm: Finished coaling 1030 tons.


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18 April 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

01.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

05.00am: ‘Anglia’ cast off.

07.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 8, : Provisions received fresh meat 400 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 2 tons, expended 26 tons, remaining 64 tons, ;Fuel expended for all purposes 33.4 tons, remaining 1688.6 tons.

01.00pm: 1 P.O. discharged for duty ashore.

02.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

03.00pm: Special leave two watches till 6.0 pm.

03.30pm: Divers at work.

04.30pm: 1 C.P.O. & 1 Stoker joined ship from SS ‘Cawdor Castle’ for passage.


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19 April 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

11.00am: Divers at work about propellers.

Noon: number on sick list 9, : Provisions received fresh meat 1150 lbs, vegetables 1400 lbs, Bananas 1500 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 12 tons, expended 19 tons, remaining 57 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 34.4 tons, remaining 1654.2 tons.

01.00pm: Divers at work cleaning propellers.

02.00pm: Hands painting boats and as required.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Read warrant No 29.

06.00pm: Inspected coaling gear & found correct.


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20 April 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

07.00am: Divers at work cleaning propeller shafting.

09.00am: Divisions : Prayers.

10.00am: Gunnery drills as per routine.

10.30am: Training classes at instruction remainder painting and as required.

Noon: number on sick list 7, Provisions received fresh meat 1410 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 20 tons, expended 19 tons, remaining 58 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 33.5 tons, remaining 1620.7 tons.

02.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

03.00pm: Divers at work.

03.30pm: Special leave to 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

04.30pm: 1 able seaman joined ship for passage.


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21 April 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

05.00am: Divers at work.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

08.00am: Landed 19 R.Catholics for divine service ashore.

09.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Held divine service.

11.30am: Divers at work.

Noon: number on sick list 9, : Provisions received fresh meat 350 lbs, vegetables 800 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 12 tons, expended 19 tons, remaining 51 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 30.7 tons, remaining 1590 tons.

02.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

02.30pm: Special leave 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

03.00pm: Divers at work.

05.00pm: Quarters

06.00pm: 1 Private R.M.L.I. joined ship.


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22 April 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

07.00am: Divers at work cleaning shafting.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 9, : Provisions received fresh meat 380 lbs, vegetables 1200 lbs, bread 900 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 9 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 36 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 40.9 tons, remaining 1549.1 tons.

00.30pm: Divers at work on propellers and a diving party working about SS ‘Taroba’. Remainder cleaning ship.

03.00pm: Leave to 2 watches till 6.0 pm.


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23 April 1916

At sea.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.6

01.00am: Lit fires in 12 boilers.

05.15am: Unmoored : weighed port anchor.

06.15am: Weighed : proceeded: course as required 60 revs.

06.40am: Increased to 70 revs.

07.00am: Ras Serani N56W 3.5 miles altered course S14W.

07.30am: Passed H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’ steering North.

09.00am: Divisions.

10.00am: Performed divine service.

10.45am: altered course S40W.

Noon: number on sick list - :Fresh water distilled 16 tons, expended 18 tons, remaining 34 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 109.5 tons, remaining 1439.6 tons.

Distance run through water 64.5 miles, course and distance made good various 48 miles, lat 4.48 S, lon 39.38 E.

True bearing and distance Kigomasha light 150o , 5 miles, currents in 24 hours N30E 3 knots.

00.16pm: Pemba light abeam 5 miles altered course S20W.

02.52pm: Misali Island abeam 3 miles altered course S30W.

06.00pm: altered course S60W.

06.25pm: Mwana wa Mwana light abeam 4.5 miles.

07.15pm: altered course S3W.

08.00pm: altered course S70E 60 revs.

08.30pm: Stopped :

08.35pm: Let go starboard anchor in 24 fthms veered to 5 shackles off Mangapwani light.

09.00pm: Steam at 2 hours notice.


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24 April 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

05.30am: Weighed course as required for English Pass 60 revs.

07.00am: Bet el Ras abeam.

07.20am: Stopped; let go starboard anchor in 9 fthms in No 1 berth off Zanzibar.

08.30am: H.M.S. ‘Talbot’ in harbour.

09.00am: H.M.S. ‘Thistle’ in harbour.

10.00am: Divisions,; prayers. Steam at 3 hours notice.

10.30am: Diving party at work.

11.00am: Training classes at instruction. Remainder as required.

11.30am: 1 private & 1 stoker rejoined ship for Simons Town.

Noon: Discharged 1 able seaman to hospital.

Number on sick list - : Provisions received Bread 900 lbs, : Fresh water received 50 tons, distilled 14 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 78 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 54.1 tons, remaining 1385.5 tons.

Distance run through water 111.5 miles.

02.30pm: Hands as in forenoon.

04.00pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Talbot’.

04.30pm: Discharged 1 private R.M.L.I. to H.M.S. ‘Thistle’.

05.00pm: 1 leading sea man & 1 ordinary sea man rejoined from H.M.W. ‘Pickle’. 2 boys rejoined from hospital.


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25 April 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divers at work.

09.30am: Divisions: Prayers.

10.00am: Gunnery drills as usual.

10.30am: Boys at instructions. Remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list 11, : provisions received vegetables 1800 lbs, Oranges 1500 lbs, : Fresh water received 25 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 83 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 1.6 tons, remaining 1333.9 tons.

00.30pm: H.M.S. ‘Talbot’ arrived and anchored.

02.00pm: Hands as in forenoon.

03.00pm: Leave to 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

05.00pm: Quarters: Read warrants No 41 & 42.


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26 April 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

05.30am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Talbot’.

06.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Training classes at instruction. Remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list 12, : Provisions received vegetables 1600 lbs, oranges 3000 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 10 tons, expended 18 tons, remaining 75 tons, ; Fuel expended for all purposes 43.4 tons, remaining 1290.5 tons.

00.30pm: discharged 1 stoker to hospital ship ‘Ebani’.

02.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

04.30pm: SS ‘Northumbria’ came alongside.

05.30pm: prepared for coaling.

06.00pm: Exchanged 1 seaman with H.M.S. ‘Echo’.

06.30am: Hospital ship ‘Ebani’ sailed.

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27 April 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

05.00am: Commenced coaling.

06.30am: Discharged 1 R.N.V.R. Able seaman to hospital.

07.00am: Discharged 1 stoker 1 ordinary seaman & 1 boy to hospital.

09.40am: Finished coaling 450 tons.

11.00am: ‘Northumbria’ cast off.

Noon: number on sick list 9, : Fresh water received 18 tons, distilled 10 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 84 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 72.2 tons, remaining 1668.3 tons.

02.00pm: Hands cleaning ship.

04.00pm: Inspected coaling gear and found correct.

04.00pm: Weighed : proceeded course as required for English Pass 68 revs.

04.40pm: Seagull shoal abeam 3 cables.

05.20pm: altered course N56W.

06.04pm: altered course N7E. exercised general quarters.

06.47pm: altered course N64E.

08.15pm: Ras Nungwi abeam 2.5 miles altered course S65E.

09.30pm: altered course S21E.


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28 April 1916

At Sea:

Lat -6.43, Long 38.91

01.30am: altered course South.

04.00am: altered course S76W 60 revs.

05.30am: 48 revs altered course N30E.

06.00am: altered course S83W 66 revs: Sighted H.M.S. ‘Talbot’ NW.

06.30am: Action stations.

07.03am: Stopped : Makatumbe lighthouse S2E 3 miles, H.M.S. ‘Talbot’ in company.

07.10am: Opened fire on supposed entrenched camp near Msasani and on gun position on Ras Upanga with 6” & 12” guns.

08.30am: H.M.S.’Pickle’ & 2 seaplanes observing and spotting fire.

08.50am: Proceeded as required to close seaplanes.

09.18am: Stopped : let go port anchor in 25 fthms veered to 4 shackles.

10.30am: Opened fire on camp.

11.10am: H.M.S. ‘Talbot’ parted company. Seaplanes returned to hanger.

12.00am: Weighed : Proceeded N76E 36 revs.

Noon: number on sick list 9, : fresh water distilled expended 20 tons, remaining 88 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 98.8 tons, remaining 1569.5 tons.

Distance run through water 168.1 miles.

01.00pm: altered course N18W.

02.00pm: altered course S34E.

05.00pm: Quarters.

08.00pm: 48 revs.

10.00pm: altered course S25E.


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29 April 1916

Tirene Bay [Adjacent to Mafia Island].

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

03.30am: Moresby Light abeam 8 miles.

04.20am: altered course NW.

05.30am: 60 revs altered course S71W.

06.35am: Sighted Niororo Island S52W altered course as required for pilotage passing to south of Gordon Reef and West of Niororo island.

07.34am: Niororo Island S30E altered course to southwest as required.

09.00am: Course as required for entering Tirene anchorage.

09.10am: 48 revs.

09.33am: Stopped let go port anchor in 9 fthms veered to 4 shackles. Steam at 3 hours notice.

10.30am: H.M.S. ‘Manica’ & ‘Severn’ in harbour.

11.30am: Discharged 1 ordinary seaman to H.M.S. ‘Manica’ & 1 ordinary telegraphist to H.M.W. ‘Styx’.

Noon: number on sick list 9, : Fresh water distilled 12 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 80 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 70.8tons, remaining 1498.7 tons.

Distance run through water 163.5 miles.

02.30pm: Make and mend clothes.

03.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Challenger’.

04.00pm: one ordinary Telegraphist rejoined from H.M.W. ‘Styx’.

04.30pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Challenger’.

05.00pm: Quarters.


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30 April 1916

Tirene Bay. [Mafia Island]

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

05.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

07.00am: Divers away diving about sunken buoy.

09.00am: Divisions.

10.00am: Performed divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 9, : Fresh water distilled 15 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 75 tons, ; Fuel expended for all purposes 43 tons, remaining 1456.7 tons.

02.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Laconia’.

04.30pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Manica’ & ‘Laconia’.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1916


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1 May 1916

Tirene bay [Mafia Island].

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

06.00am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Severn’.

09.00am: Weighed: as required for turning.

09.25am: Proceeded : course as required for leaving and pilotage thro’ channel to westward of Saungubweni 62 revs and Niororo Island.

10.04am: Saungubweni abeam 2 miles.

11.14am: Niororo Island abeam 2.5 miles.

11.30am: Training classes as usual, Gunnery classes at instruction 66 revs:

Noon: number on sick list 12, Fresh water distilled 25 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 105 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 107 tons, remaining 1348.7 tons.

Distance run through water 26.6 miles, Variation 5oW, course and distance made good various, true bearing and distance Gordon Reef 286o 3 miles.

00.12pm: course S72E.

01.30pm: Moresby Point abeam 3 miles altered course S35E.

02.30pm: Hands as in forenoon.

05.00pm: Quarters

06.00pm: Paid monthly settlement.


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2 May 1916

At sea.

Lat -10.3, Long 42.2

02.00am: Exercised seaboats crew.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

08.30am: 48 revs.

09.00am: altered course S48E.

10.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.30am: Control parties at drill remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list 13, : Fresh water distilled 8 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 93 tons, : Fuel expended foe all purposes 107.6 tons, remaining 1241.1 tons.

Distance run through water 243.4 miles, variation 6 ½ oW, course and distance made good various 226 miles, lat 10.3 S, lon 42.4 E, true bearing and distance N.W. Grande Comore 187o 87 miles. Currents in 24 hours N70W 26 miles.

02.00pm: Hands as required.

05.00pm: Quarters.

08.00pm: altered course S40E 38 revs.


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3 May 1916

At sea.

Lat -11.70, Long 43.25

00.30am: Exercised guns crews.

01.00am: altered course N83W.

02.00am: altered course S31E.

04.00am: altered course S58E.

05.00am: altered course S40E. 60 revs Sighted Grande Comore Island ahead.

08.00am: Course as required for anchoring off Moroni Town Grande Comore Island.

08.05am: Stopped Moroni Town S67E 6 cables : French Resident came onboard. Commander in chief returned call.

09.30am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.17am: Proceeded course N30W 72 revs.

10.40am: 74 revs:

11.00am: Training classes at instruction. Remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list 11, : Fresh water distilled 16 tons, expended 25 tons, remaining 84 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 130.8 tons, remaining 1110.3 tons.

Distance run through water 163.1 miles, variation 6 ½ oW, course and distance made good various, lat 11.28 S, lon 43 E, true bearing and distance Black Rock Grande Comore 90o 13 miles.

02.00pm: Hands as required.

05.00pm: Quarters.

08.00pm: altered course N3W.


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4 May 1916

At Sea.

Lat -7.61, Long 39.70

01.30am: Exercised seaboats crew.

03.30am: Reduced starboard engine to slow.

03.45am: Starboard engine 60 revs.

07.00am: altered course N40W.

09.00am: altered course North. Increased starboard engine o 74 revs.

09.30am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Training classes at instruction; remainder as required.

10.30am: altered course N10E.

10.55am: Moresby point abeam 3 miles.

11.08am: altered course N68W.

11.30am: altered course as required for pilotage North of Niororo island.

Noon: number on sick list 11, : Fresh water distilled 15 tons, expended 17 tons, remaining 82 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 108.8 tons, remaining 1001.5 tons.

Distance run through water 286.7 miles.

00.45pm: Stopped; let go starboard anchor in 14 fthms veered to 4 shackles off Niororo Island.

02.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

02.30pm: Divers examining propeller.

06.00pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Severn’ towing steam pinnace & H.M.W. ‘Styx’.


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5 May 1916

At Sea.

Lat -7.73, Long 39.37

03.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.30am: Weighed :

05.40am: Proceeded S71W 60 revs.

06.50am: Stopped; let go port anchor in 7 fthms veered to 3 shackles off Rufiji delta : H.M.S.’Severn’ and whalers examining river entrance.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Boys at instruction.

10.30am: Small arm companies at drill.

Noon: number on sick list 10, : Fresh water distilled 10 tons, expended 17 tons, remaining 75 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 8.5 tons, remaining 916 tons.

01.00pm: H.M.S. ‘Severn’ closed.

02.00pm: Training classes at instruction remainder as required.

03.15pm: Weighed:

03.23pm: Proceeded course as required 60 revs, for proceeding to sea between Gordon Reef and Niororo.

04.32pm: Niororo True N80E 2 ½ miles.

05.33pm: Course S80E 36 revs.

05.40pm: 60 revs.

05.50pm: 36 revs.

06.15pm: altered course S70E.

07.30pm: altered course S18E.

08.30pm: altered course N17W.

08.48pm: Moresby light abeam 5 miles.

11.30pm: Exercised seaboats crew.


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6 May 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

01.00am: Exercised guns crews.

03.30am: altered course N47W.

05.30am: 60 revs.

05.45am: altered course N58W : Zanzibar N20E.

07.16am: Pungume Island abeam 3.8 miles.

07.40am: altered course N24W.

08.30am: Course as required for entering Zanzibar by south pass.

08.40am: Chumbe Lighthouse abeam 8 cables.

09.25am: Stopped; Let go starboard anchor in 9 fthms off Zanzibar in No1 berth. Steam at 3 hours notice.

11.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 11, : Fresh water received 40 tons, distilled 1 tons, expended 17 tons, remaining 99 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 59.6 tons, remaining 856.4 tons.

Distance run through water 133.1 miles.

01.00pm: Named Assistant Paymaster John N With R.N. for general slackness in carrying out his duties, especially as to the making up of the ledger. Signed {J.N.With A.P.}

03.00pm: Discharged 1 able seaman & 1 native to hospital.

03.30pm: Hands cleaning ship.

04.00pm: Leave o 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

04.30pm: Tested life buoys & found correct.

05.00pm: Discharged 1 able seaman & 1 R.N.R. able seaman to H.M.S. ‘Manica’.

05.30pm: Discharged 1 leading Telegraphist to R.N. barracks.

06.00pm: 1 boy rejoined from hospital.

08.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’.


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7 May 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

07.30am: Landed 30 R.Catholics for divine service.

09.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Performed divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 10, : Provisions received fresh meat 400 lbs, oranges 750 lbs, : Fresh water expended 20 tons, remaining 79 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 25 tons, remaining 831.4 tons.

02.00pm: Major Hall R.M.L.I. joined ship.

03.05pm: 1 private R.M.L.B. joined ship.

03.30pm: Leave to 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

04.30pm: 1 boy rejoined ship from hospital.

05.00pm: Discharged 1 S.B.A. to H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’.


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8 May 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Training classes at drill.

11.00am: Gunnery classes as usual, remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list 11, : Provisions received fresh meat 390 lbs, : Fresh water received 40 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 99 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 22.6 tons, remaining 808.0 tons.

01.00pm: Discharged 1 bandsman & 1 stoker to hospital.

02.00pm: Prepared for coaling.

03.00pm: Leave to 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

03.30pm: SS ‘Northumbria’ came alongside.


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9 May 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

05.00am: Commenced coaling.

10.30am: Hands coaling ship.

Noon: number on sick list 8, : Provisions received fresh meat 396 lbs, vegetables 1000 lbs, Oranges 750 lbs, : Fresh water received 40 tons, expended 28 tons, remaining 111 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 23.8 tons, remaining 1695 tons.

02.25pm: Finished coaling 910 tons.

03.00pm: Collier cast off.

03.30pm: Special Leave 1 watch till 6.0 pm.

05.30pm: Hands cleaning ship.


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10 May 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

08.00am: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Armadale Castle’.

10.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

11.00am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’.

Noon: number on sick list 13, : Provisions fresh meat 400 lbs, vegetables 800 lbs, Oranges 1500 lbs, : Fresh water received 10 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 101 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 22 tons, remaining 1673 tons.

02.00pm: Hands hoisting in ammunition.

02.30pm: Joined ship 1 2nd writer.

04.30am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Armadale Castle’.


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11 May 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship and striking down ammunition.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.30am: Hands cleaning & painting as required.

Noon: number on sick list 14, : Provisions received fresh meat 400 lbs, vegetables 3115 lbs, Oranges 750 lbs,: Fresh water received 30 tons, distilled 3 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 114 tons. : Fuel expended for all purposes 27.9 tons, remaining 1645.1 tons.

01.00pm: Lent to dockyard Zanzibar 2 carpenter ratings.

02.30pm: Make and mend clothes.

03.00pm: leave to 2 watches till 6.0 pm.


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12 May 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.30am: Hands painting and as required.

Noon: number on sick list 16, : Provisions received fresh meat 400 lbs, Oranges 1500 lbs, Bread 850 lbs, : Fresh water expended 20 tons, remaining 94 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 30.8 tons, remaining 1614.3 tons.

00.30pm: Discharged 1 P.O. & 1 able seaman to hospital.

01.00pm: Discharged 1 able seaman to dockyard 1 R.N.R. seaman to ‘Rattler’.

02.00pm: Hands painting ship.

03.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Talbot’.

03.30pm: Inspected coaling gear and found correct.

04.30pm: Prepared for sea : read warrant No 45.


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13 May 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

05.30am: Tested lifebuoys and found correct.

06.00am: Weighed:

06.10am: Proceeded course as required for leaving Zanzibar by Southern Pass 72 revs:

07.00am: Chumbe Light house East 1 mile.

07.20am: course S27E.

08.30am: altered course S34E.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.38am: Sinda Island N77W, Ras Kanzi S8W.

11.30am: altered course S16E.

Noon: number on sick list 15, : fresh water distilled 26 tons, expended 18 tons, remaining 102 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 94.1 tons, remaining 1520.2 tons.

Distance run through water 70 miles, latitude 7.03 S, longitude 39.41 E, true bearing and distance Ras Kanzi 290o 8 miles. Currents in 24 hours 0 – 2 knots N.N.W.

01.00pm: Heavy rain.

02.54pm: Sighted Moresby point light S10E, altered course N86W.

03.00pm: Niororo Island S75W.

03.30pm: course as required for pilotage between Gordon Reef and Niororo and thence to Tirene Bay Mafia Island.

04.52pm: Shungumbili Island East 2.5 miles.

05.30pm: Palm Hill S15E as required for entering Tirene bay 60 revs:

06.00pm: Stopped :

06.05pm: Let go starb anchor in 10 fthms veered to 4 shackles. Steam at 3 hours notice, H.M.S. ‘Severn’ in harbour.


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14 May 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Held divine service.

10.30am: Weighed :

10.43am: Proceeded course as required 66 revs:

10.55am: Tirene Bay abeam 4 cables : course as required for passage West of Shungumbili & Niororo and South of Gordon Reef.

11.50am: Shungumbili S75E 2 miles.

Noon: number on sick list 15, : Fresh water distilled 25 tons, expended 14 tons, remaining 113 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 116 tons, remaining 1404.2 tons.

Distance run through water 80.5 miles, variation 5oW, true bearing and distance Shungumbili 100o 2.8 miles.

00.20pm: Niororo Island S75E.

01.15pm: Passed over an uncharted 9 fthm patch.

01.30pm: course S7E.

02.06pm: Moresby light abeam 4.5 miles.

05.00pm: Quarters.

08.00pm: altered course S64E.


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15 May 1916

At sea.

Lat -8.4, Long 43.3

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Training classes at instruction.

11.00am: Gunnery drills as usual.

Noon: number on sick list 16, : Fresh water distilled 14 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 107 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 145 tons, remaining 1259.2 tons.

Distance run through water 242 miles, Variation 5oW, lat 8.25 S, lon 43.16 E. Currents in 24 hours N.W. 40 miles.

02.00pm: Hands employed as required.

04.30pm: Quarters.

06.00pm: altered course S58E.


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16 May 1916

At sea.

Lat -9.9, Long 46.2

01.30am: Exercised seaboats crew.

04.00am: Hauled in Port log.

05.00am: altered course S64E.

05.30am: altered course S82E.

07.30am: Observed Aldabra Island [Seychelles] N57E altered course N70E.

08.38am: altered course N11W.

09.00am: Aldabra Island N40E 3 miles. Altered course S25E 72 revs.

09.25am: course as required for examining steamer which passed to watch of SS ‘Glen Lyon’:

10.00am: Course S23E. Hands at Gunnery drills as required.

11.00am: North Assomption Island East 5 miles. Altered course S.W.

Noon: number on sick list 15, : Fresh water distilled 14 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 101 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 161.1 tons, remaining 1098.1 tons.

Distance run through water 259 miles, variation 5oW, lat 9.52 S, lon 46.14 E, True bearing and distance Assomption Island 72o 18 miles, currents in 24 hours W.N.W. 2 knots.

02.00pm: Boys and training classes at instruction.

05.00pm: Quarters.

06.00pm: altered course S86W.

07.00pm: 60 revs.

08.00pm: altered course N50W.

12.00pm: altered course S86W.


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17 May 1916

At sea.

Lat -10.2, Long 42..4

04.00am: altered course N50W.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Hands at control drill altered course S61W.

11.00am: Boys mustering bags.

Noon: number on sick list 15, : Fresh water distilled 12 tons, expended 19 tons, remaining 94 tons,: Fuel expended for all purposes 145 tons, remaining 953.1 tons.

Distance run through water 254 miles, variation 5oW, lat 10.15 S, lon 42.23 E, true bearing and distance Cabo Delgado 255o 107 miles. Currents in 24 hours W.N.W. 1.8 knots.

00.30pm: altered course N27W.

02.00pm: Hands painting ship and as required.

05.00pm: Quarters.

10.00pm: altered course N37W.


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18 May 1916

At sea.

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

06.35am: 48 revs

06.45am: Stopped : H.M.W. ‘Rattler’ closed.

07.15am: Course S40W 60 revs Sighted H.M.S. ‘Severn’ in Rukyira bay.

08.00am: Stopped. H.M.W. ‘Salamander’ closed.

09.30am: Proceeded as required for closing Kilwa Kisiwani, small arms companies at drill.

10.30am: Hands at action stations.

11.25 stopped Ras Matuso N15W, Ras Rongozi N60W H.M.S. ‘Manica’ joined flag.

11.35am: Fired one round 12” at Ras Rongozi. Whalers examining Port Beam.

Noon: number on sick list 16, :fresh water distilled 13 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 83 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 112.7 tons, remaining 840.4 tons.

Distance run through water 213.5 miles.

01.45pm: Whalers returned & proceeded to examine Port Pactolus: Seaplane examining creeks.

04.30pm: Whalers parted company.

05.20pm: Proceeded Course S60E 48 revs.

06.00pm: altered course S21E.

07.30pm: altered course N10E 60 revs.

07.45pm: altered course S21E.

09.00pm: Current altered 2 knots NNW.

10.30pm: Exercised searchlights crews.


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19 May 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.5, Long 40.0

00.15am: altered course N6E.

05.50am: 54 revs:

06.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

08.00am: Sighted Kibondo Island WNW.[Now called jibondo island]

09.00am: altered course N24E.

09.30am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.30am: Hands preparing for coaling.

11.00am: altered course N10W.

11.30am: altered course N64W.

Noon: Moresby point abeam 3.5 miles.

Number on sick list 12, : fresh water distilled 12 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 71 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 87.2 tons, remaining 753.2 tons.

Distance run through water 155.9 miles, variation 5oW, lat 7.33 S, lon 39.58 E. true bearing and distance Moresby point 220o 3.5 miles. Currents in 24 hours N.N.W. 2.5 knots.

00.30pm: Course as required for pilotage S of Vultuse shoal & Gordon Reef and W of Niororo to Tirene Bay.

01.45pm: Niororo South 2 miles.

02.30pm: Shungumbili island E 2.5 miles.

03.30pm: as required for entering Tirene Bay.

04.00pm: Stopped : let go port anchor in 9 fthms veered to 4 shackles in Tirene Bay : Mafia Island.

05.00pm: H.M.S. ‘Thistle’ at anchor. Steam at 3 hours notice.

05.45pm: SS ‘Clifton hall’ came alongside.

06.00pm: Exchanged 1 stoker with H.M.W. ‘Rattler’.


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20 May 1916

Tirene.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

05.00am: Commenced coaling.

10.00am: Hands coaling ship.

Noon: number on sick list 18, : Provisions received fresh meat 450 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 21 tons, expended 26 tons, remaining 66 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 42.7 tons, remaining 1700.5 tons.

01.00pm: Divers examining underwater fittings.

02.00pm: Finished coaling 990 tons.

02.30pm: H.M.S. ‘Severn’ arrived.

03.30pm: SS ‘Clifton hall’ cast off.

05.00pm: Tested lifebuoys and found correct.

06.00pm: Hands cleaning ship.

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21 May 1916

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

05.30am: H.M.W. ‘Salamander’ came alongside to water (7 tons).

09.00am: Divisions:

10.00am: Held divine service.

11.00am: H.M.S. ‘Severn’ came alongside to water (9 tons).

Noon: number on sick list 18, : Provisions received fresh meat 658 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 21 tons, expended 35 tons, remaining 52 tons. : Fuel expended for all purposes 33 tons, remaining 1667.5 tons.

01.00pm: Special leave o two watches till 5.30 pm.

02.30pm: H.M.S. ‘Severn’ cast off.

03.30pm: H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’ arrived and anchored.

04.30pm: 1 Engine Room Artificer joined ship.

05.00pm: Exchanged 1 able seaman with H.M.S. ‘Thistle’


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22 May 1916

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

04.30am: Landed small arm companies for drill.

05.00am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Thistle’.

09.00am: Landing party returned.

10.30am: Lost by accident one sword bayonet.

11.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 18 : Provisions received fresh meat 423 lbs, : fresh water distilled 28 tons, expended 19 tons, remaining 61 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 35 tons, remaining 1632.5 tons.

01.30pm: Discharged 1 stoker to SS ‘Clifton Hall’ for passage to hospital.

02.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

05.00pm: Quarters.


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23 May 1916

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions ; Prayers.

09.30am: Exercised control drill.

10.00am: Training classes as usual.

11.30am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’.

Noon: number on sick list 19,: Provisions received fresh meat 382 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 28 tons, expended 21 tons, remaining 68 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 79.5 tons, remaining 1553 tons.

02.30pm: Prepared for sea.

03.30pm: Weighed;

03.50pm: Proceeded ; course as required for Northern approach 60 revs.

05.08pm: Shungumbili Island abeam 1.8 miles.

05.40pm: Niororo Island abeam 1.5 miles.

06.30pm: Moresby point S58E, Niororo Island S57W, Course S84E.

09.30pm: altered course South 6W.


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24 May 1916

At sea.

Lat -9.3, Long 40.2

02.50am: altered course as required to examine steamer increased to 72 revs.

03.40am: Course S6W 65 revs.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Gunnery drills as usual.

10.30am: Training classes at instruction.

11.30am: Passed H.M.S. ‘Challenger’ steering North.

Noon: number on sick list 18, : Fresh water distilled 18 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 66 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 143 tons, remaining 1410 tons.

Distance run through water 194.4 miles, variation 5 ½ oW, course and distance made good various 146 miles, lat 9.21 S, lon 40.14 E, true bearing and distance Kiswere 265o 40 miles, currents in 24 hours 0 : 2 knots.

01.00pm: Guns crews at loader.

01.30pm: Training classes at instruction, remainder as required.

04.40pm: altered course S67E to close H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’ off Mikindani Bay: 48 revs.

05.20pm: Course NW

05.50pm: Mlima Mjoho S40W, Ras Sandambu [now named Msangamkuu] S65E.

08.00pm: altered course N6W.


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25 May 1916

At sea.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.5

00.30am: altered course S15E.

04.00am: altered course S80E.

05.30am: altered course S46E.

06.30am: altered course N10W.

06.45am: altered course S46E.

09.00am: altered course S23E.

09.30am: Communicated with H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’.

10.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.30am: Gunnery drills as usual.

11.00am: Training classes at instruction.

11.20am: altered course as required to investigate floating object.

11.45am: Stopped : took in tow portion of a pontoon bridge.

Noon: number on sick list 17, : Fresh water distilled 25 tons, expended 19 tons, remaining 72 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 103.5 tons, remaining 1306.5 tons.

Distance run through water 191.4 miles, variation 6oW, lat 10.13.5 S, lon 40.34.5 E, true bearing and distance Cabo Matunda 250o 10 miles, current in 24 hours Variable 0 – 2 NNW.

00.30pm: Proceeded 30 revs with Port engine Course S10W

01.30pm: altered course S13E.

02.00pm: altered course South 30 both engines.

02.30pm: Sighted H.M.S. ‘Thistle’ & Portuguese cruiser ‘Adamastor’ in Ruvuma Bay:

03.40pm: Ras Matunda abeam 4.1 miles.

04.00pm: Stopped : H.M.S. ‘Thistle’ closed and took pontoon in tow.

05.00pm: altered course N37W.

09.30pm: altered course N10W.

10.30pm: Exercised guns crews.


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26 May 1916

At sea.

Lat -9.7, Long 40.4

01.00am: altered course S15 ½ E.

04.00am: altered course S80E.

06.00am: altered course N23W.

08.45am: altered course S26E.

09.30am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Exercised general quarters.

11.00am: Training classes at instruction, remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list 18, : Fresh water distilled 15 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 67 tons, : Fuel expended 115 tons, remaining 1191.5 tons.

Distance run through water 170.6 miles, variation 6oW, lat 9.44 S, lon 40.25 E, true bearing and distance Lindi 248o 42 miles, current in 24 hours 0 – 2 NNW.

02.00pm: Training classes at instructions remainder as required.

04.00pm: altered course S3E.

05.00pm: Quarters.

06.00pm: altered course N10W.

08.00pm: altered course N59W.

11.00pm: Exercised guns & searchlights.

12.00pm: altered course N58E.


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27 May 1916

At sea.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.7

02.30am: Exercised guns & searchlights crews.

04.30am: altered course N52W.

05.30am: altered course S70W. Sighted H.M.S. ‘Armadale Castle’ & ‘Challenger’.

06.00am: Stopped: sent for mails: Discharged Eng-Cmdr E.P. Soper to H.M.S. ‘Armadale Castle’.

07.00am: ‘Armadale Castle’ proceeded.

08.00am: 9.15 S, 40.15 E. H.M.S. ‘Challenger’ proceeded.

08.30am: Proceeded S73W 60 revs.

09.00am: Tested lifebuoys & found correct.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.30am: Sighted H.M.S. ‘Manica’.

12.00am: Stopped. Noon: number on sick list 16, : Provisions received vegetables 3450 lbs, Oranges 3000 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 23 tons, expended 21 tons, remaining 69 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 108.5 tons, remaining 1083 tons.

Distance run through water 173 miles, variation 5 ½ oW, lat 9.23 S, lon 39.44 E, true bearing and distance Grant Point 252o 5.2 miles. Currents in 24 hours variable 0 – 2 Northerly.

01.00pm: As required for supporting SS’Manica’ Kite Balloon examining Kiswere harbour & creeks.

02.30pm: Grant Point WGS 2 miles.

03.20pm: Proceeded NW 48 revs. H.M.S. ‘Manica’ proceeded.

03.35pm: altered course N79E 48 revs.

06.30pm: altered course S73W.

08.30pm: altered course N6E.

09.15pm: altered course to investigate two bright lights close inshore 36 revs.

09.50pm: Stopped.

10.20pm: Proceeded N22E 48 revs.

11.30pm: altered course S9E 36 revs.


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28 May 1916

At sea.

Lat -7.7, Long 40.0

01.00am: Exercised searchlights crews.

03.30am: altered course N10W.

05.10am: altered course as required to close land.

05.35am: 48 revs.

05.45am: 62 revs.

06.00am: Course N12E 62 revs.

09.00am: Divisions : Held divine service.

09.48am: South Fanjove Island Light house N60W.

Noon: altered course N26E.

Number on sick list 15, : Fresh water expended 16 tons, remaining 53 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 122.5 tons, remaining 960.5 tons.

Distance run through water 162.5 miles, variation 5oW, lat 7.40 S, lon 40 E.

True bearing and distance Okuza Island 270o 12 miles, currents in 24 hours Variable 0 – 2 NNE.

03.20pm: altered course N14W.

03.35pm: Moresby point abeam 5 miles.

04.00pm: 66 revs.

07.30pm: altered course N15E.

10.00pm: altered course N19W.


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29 May 1916

At sea.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

00.20am: Sighted Nungwi light N60W.

01.00am: altered course N85W.

01.30am: altered course S85W.

01.50am: Nungwi abeam 3 miles 60 revs.

02.30am: altered course S63W.

03.30am: altered course S10W.

04.30am: altered course S77E.

05.20am: Course as required for English Pass : Mangapwani light East 2 miles.

06.10am: Seagull bay abeam 3 cables.

06.45am: Stopped :

07.10am: Let go starboard anchor in 11 fthms in No 2 berth off Zanzibar.

07.30am: H.M.S. ‘Laconia’ and ‘Hyacinth’ in harbour. Steam at 3 hours notice.

09.00am: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Talbot’.

09.30am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Hands provisioning ship.

10.30am: Training classes at instruction.

11.00am: Eng-Cmdr Harris joined ship.

11.30am: Discharged 2 privates R.M.L.I. to hospital.

Noon: number on sick list 17, : Provisions received fresh meat 400 lbs, bread 690 lbs, : Fuel expended for all purposes 64 tons, remaining 896.5 tons.

Distance run through water 198.3 miles.

02.00pm: Hands as in forenoon.

03.30pm: Special leave to 2 watches till 3.30pm.

04.30pm: 1 ordinary seaman & 1 boy rejoined from hospital.

05.00pm: 5 ordinary seamen joined ship from H.M.S. ‘Laconia’.

05.30pm: 2 able seamen discharged to H.M.S. ‘Laconia’.

06.00pm: 5 able seamen and 1 engine room artificer joined from H.M.S. ‘Laconia’.

08.00pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’.


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30 May 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Charon’

09.30am: Discharged 1 leading seaman to whaler ‘Chason’

10.30am: Hands as required.

Noon: number on sick list 18,: Provisions received fresh meat 3469 lbs, bread 700 lbs, : Fuel expended for all purposes 24.5 tons, remaining 872 tons.

01.30pm: Training classes at instruction remainder as required.

03.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Pioneer’.

04.00pm: Read warrants No 38,40,43,46.

04.30pm: Discharged 4 prisoners to H.M.S. ‘Laconia’ and 3 corp musicians to H.M.S. ‘Laconia’.

05.30pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Talbot’.

06.00pm: Collier ‘Clifton Hall’ came alongside.


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31 May 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

05.00am: Commenced coaling.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

12.00am: Arrived Portuguese Cruiser ‘Adamastor.’

Noon: number on sick list 20, : Provisions received fresh meat 380 lbs, vegetables 1844 lbs, Mangoes 2250 lbs, Bread 1000 lbs, : fresh water received 70 tons, expended 26 tons, remaining 114 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 23 tons, remaining 1724 tons.

01.00pm: Discharged 1 shipwright to H.M.S. ‘Laconia’.

01.50pm: Finished coaling 875 tons.

02.00pm: Collier ‘Clifton Hall’ cast off.

03.30pm: Discharged 1 stoker to hospital.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1916


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1 June 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions ; Held divine service.

11.00am: Hands employed as required.

Noon: number on sick list 17, : Provisions received fresh meat 380 lbs, vegetables 556 lbs, bread 129 lbs, : Fresh water received 40 tons, expended 18 tons, remaining 129 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 27 tons, remaining 1697 tons.

01.30pm: 1 able seaman & 1 stoker discharged to hospital

02.00pm: 1 able seaman discharged to H.M.W. ‘Childers’

05.00pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Pioneer’. Read warrant No 47.


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2 June 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Exercised general quarters.

10.00am: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Manica’.

10.30am: Training classes at instructions.

Noon: number on sick list 17, : Provisions received vegetables 800 lbs, Oranges 1500 lbs, : Fresh water expended 18 tons, remaining 111 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 73 tons, remaining 1624 tons.

01.30pm: Prepared for sea.

02.00pm: Cleared ship for action.

02.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Challenger’.

04.30pm: Weighed: Proceeded course as required for S Pass 60 revs.

05.05pm: Red Bury abeam.

05.40pm: Chumbe lighthouse N10W, Tele island N68E.

07.45pm: altered course S45E.


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3 June 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.4, Long 39.1

01.00am: altered course N44W 36 revs.

03.00am: altered course East.

04.00am: altered course S70W.

05.30am: altered course N15E.

06.30am: altered course N10W.

07.00am: altered course S80W Makatumbe lighthouse S76W 60 revs.

08.30am: altered course N15W 36 revs Sinda island S20E.

09.20am: altered course N6W.

09.30am: 60 revs.

10.00am: course N44W.

10.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

11.00am: Tested lifebuoys and found correct.

Noon: number on sick list 17, : Fresh water distilled 14 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 105 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 91 tons, remaining 1533 tons.

Distance run through water 153 miles, variation 5 ½ oW, lat 6.23 S, lon 39.4 ½ E. True bearing and distance Boribu Reef 0o 2.5 miles.

00.30pm: altered course N9E.

01.30pm: altered course N20E.

01.54pm: Winde Patches abeam 3 miles.

02.30pm: altered course N60E on Oswawembe point [now called Ras Uso wa Membe]

03.30pm: course as required for anchor off south entrance to Kokotoni Harbour [now called Mkokotoni] North end of Zanzibar.

03.42pm: Let go starboard anchor in 19 fthms veered to 4 ½ shackles.

04.00pm: Read warrant No 49.


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4 June 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

05.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.30am: Weighed : Proceeded course as required for English Pass 60 revs.

07.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

07.40am: Stopped

07.45am: Let go starboard anchor in 10 fthms veered to 4 shackles in No 1 berth off Zanzibar.

09.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Held divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 17,: Provisions received Oranges 2250 lbs, Bread 596 lbs, : Fresh water expended 20 tons, remaining 85 tons, :Fuel expended for all purposes 64 tons, remaining 1469 tons.

Distance run through water 36.8 miles.

00.30pm: Special leave 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

01.00pm: Discharged 2 ratings to R.N. hospital.

01.30pm: Rejoined 5 ratings from R.N. hospital.

04.00pm: Quarters.

06.00pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

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5 June 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Training classes at instructions.

10.30am: Gunnery drills as usual.

Noon: number on sick list 20,: Fresh water received 24 tons, distilled 15 tons, expended 19 tons, remaining 105 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 65 tons, remaining 1404 tons.

01.00pm: Discharged 1 able seaman to R.N. hospital.

02.30pm: Prepared for sea.

04.30pm: Weighed

04.40pm: Proceeded course as required for English Pass 60 revs.

06.10pm: Stopped; let go starboard anchor off Mangapwani light, veered to 5 shackles in 22 fthms.


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6 June 1916

At sea.

Lat -5.8, Long 39.2

02.00am: Weighed

02.10am: Proceeded N80W 60 revs.

03.00am: altered course N6E.

04.00am: altered course N49E.

05.15am: altered course N6E.

05.30am: altered course N9W Sighted Maziwi Island N30W.

06.15am: altered course N65W

06.30am: altered course as required for entering Pangani Bay.

06.40am: Stopped : Seaplane examining river.

07.40am: Let go starboard anchor in 20 fthms veered to 5 shackles N.W of Maziwi Island.

09.00am: Armed cutter examining Maziwi island.

09.30am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.45am: Weighed

09.50am: Course as required for leaving Pangani Bay 60 revs.

10.00am: Course S20E 60 revs.

11.30am: Hands as required.

11.52am: Mwana wa Mwana lighthouse abeam 1.5 miles. altered course S10W.

Noon: number on sick list 21, : Fresh water distilled 28 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 113 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 95 tons, remaining 1309 tons.

Distance run through water 32.8 miles, variation 5oW, lat 5.46 S, lon 39.12 E, true bearing and distance Mwana wa Mwana light house 70o 2 miles.

00.30pm: 48 revs

00.40pm: Stopped; let go starboard anchor in 22 fthms off S. entrance to Kokotoni & veered to 6 shackles. [Kokotoni is now called Mkokotoni]

02.30pm: Training classes at instruction.

04.30pm: Seaplane arrived with mails.


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7 June 1916

N. end Zanzibar

Lat -6.13, Long 39.21

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions : Prayers.

09.30am: Inspected coaling gear and found correct.

10.30am: Hands at control drill and as required.

Noon: number on sick list 18, : Fresh water distilled 14 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 107 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 41 tons, remaining 1268 tons.

Distance run through water 6.8 miles.

00.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Echo’ & ‘Hyacinth’.

01.30pm: Boys at instructions remainder as required.

05.00pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’.


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8 June 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

05.30am: Weighed.

05.35am: Proceeded course as required for English Pass 60 revs.

06.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

07.30am: 36 revs.

07.32am: Stopped; let go starboard anchor in 10 fthms veered to 4 shackles in No 1 berth off Zanzibar.

09.30am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Exercised control drill.

11.00am: Training classes at drill.

11.30am: Boys at instruction; remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list 18, :Provisions received vegetables 3000 lbs, Oranges 2250 lbs, : Fresh water received 40 tons, expended 28 tons, remaining 119 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 96 tons, remaining 1172 tons.

Distance run through water 19 miles.

02.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

04.30pm: Weighed

04.35pm: Proceeded course as required for S Pass 60 revs.

05.36pm: Chumbe Island N70E 1.5 miles, course S41E.

06.00pm: altered course S25E.

07.50pm: altered course S44E.

12.00pm: altered course S18E 54 revs.


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9 June 1916

At sea.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.8

01.00am: Exercised seaboats crew.

03.00am: 36 revs Sighted Moresby Point light S10W.

05.00am: altered course S50W, 60 revs.

06.00am: altered course S36W.

06.30am: Course as required for anchoring off Barakuni Island.

07.00am: Stopped; let go port anchor in 12 fthms veered to 4 shackles.

08.00am: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Severn’.

09.00am: Divisions: Prayers.

11.00am: Exercised general quarters.

11.30am: H.M.S. ‘Severn’ parted company. Weighed.

11.35am: Proceeded course N32E 72 revs.

Noon: number on sick list 18, : Fresh water distilled 18 tons expended 24 tons, remaining 113 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 116.5 tons, remaining 1055.5 tons.

Distance run through water 121 miles, variation 5oW, lat 7.35 S, lon 39.5 E.

True bearing and distance Moresby point 126o 6 miles.

00.25pm: altered course N17W.

02.00pm: Make and mend clothes.

03.45pm: altered course N25W.

05.10pm: Makatumbe lighthouse abeam.

07.20pm: altered course as required for entering Zanzibar by S Pass.

08.35pm: Stopped.

08.40pm: Let go port anchor in No 1 berth off Zanzibar veered to 4 shackles. Steam at 3 hours notice.

11.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’.


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10 June 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

05.30am: Collier ‘Vincent’ came alongside.

06.15am: commenced coaling.

08.30am: Tested lifebuoys and found correct.

10.00am: Hands coaling ship.

11.30am: Arrived H.M.A.S. ‘Pioneer’

Noon: number on sick list – Fresh water received 25 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 114 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 27.5 tons, remaining 1698 tons.

00.25pm: Finished coaling 670 tons.

02.00pm: Hands cleaning ship.

03.30pm: leave to two watches till 6.0 pm.

05.00pm: Discharged 1 ordinary seaman to H.M.W. ‘Styx’.


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11 June 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

06.00am: Sailed H.M.A.S. ‘Pioneer’.

07.00am: Landed 23 Roman Catholics for worship ashore.

09.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Held divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 18, : Provisions received Oranges 1500 lbs, : fresh water received 25 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 119 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 23 tons, remaining 1675 tons.

01.00pm: 1 P.O. rejoined from hospital.

02.00pm: Special leave to 2 watches till 6.0 pm.


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12 June 1916


Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

07.00am: Inspected coaling gear and found correct.

08.30am: Landed O.S. and Boys for route march.

10.00am: Remainder as required painting etc.

12.00am: Landing party returned.

Noon: number on sick list 18, : Provisions received vegetables 850 lbs, Oranges 750 lbs, : fresh water expended 20 tons, remaining 99 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 64.5 tons, remaining 1610.5 tons.

02.00pm: 1 able seaman R.N.R. & 1 ordinary seaman rejoined ship from hospital.

02.30pm: 1 wireless telegraphy rating rejoined ship from barracks.

03.00pm: Prepared for sea.

03.30pm: Weighed.

03.35pm: Proceeded as required for English Pass 60 revs.

04.17pm: Seagull buoy abeam 3 cables altered course N10W.

05.00pm: altered course N60W 48 revs.

05.30pm: Cleaned ship for action.

06.00pm: altered course N6E.

07.00pm: altered course N38E.


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13 June 1916

From Zanzibar to Sea.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.11

00.45am: Sighted Kigomasha light N58E.

02.00am: altered course S15W.

04.30am: Sighted H.M.S. ‘Manica’ & ‘Challenger’ ahead.

05.00am: altered course N74W.

05.50am: course West 60 revs. H.M.S. ‘Challenger’ and ‘Manica’ proceeded into Tanga Bay.

06.00am: 36 revs.

07.00am: course as required for anchoring to East of Niule reef.

08.00am: Let go port anchor in 23 fthms veered to 3 shackles.

08.05am: Opened fire with 12” common on Tanga Railway Station.

08.40am: Ceased fire.

09.00am: Aeroplanes observing over Tanga.

10.00am: H.M.S. ‘Pioneer’ closed and hoisted C.in.C’s flag:

11.00am: Hands as required.

Noon: number on sick list 18, : Fresh water distilled 20 tons, expended 21 tons, remaining 98 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 86.5 tons, remaining 1524 tons.

Distance run through water 127.3 miles.

01.30pm: H.M.S. ‘Challenger’ , ‘Pioneer’ & Whalers closed Tanga town.

02.40pm: Vengeance reopened fire in destruction of railway.

02.52pm: Ceased fire.

04.30pm: C.in.C rehoisted flag in Vengeance.

05.00pm: H.M.S. ‘Pioneer’ closed.

05.20pm: Weighed : parted company course East 6 knots.

06.30pm: altered course N55E.

07.00pm: Pemba light N66E.

09.30pm: altered course N27E.


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14 June 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

01.15am: Sighted Ras Serani light N20W.

03.25am: altered course S26W.

04.10am: 60 revs.

05.00am: As required for closing entrance to Kilindini harbour.

06.00am: Ras Serani Light N51W 3 cables.

06.35am: Stopped; Let go starboard anchor in 17 fthms, moored ship 5 shackles on each off pier.

09.30am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.30am: Training classes at instructions.

11.30am: Remainder painting as required.

Noon: number on sick list 16, : Provisions received vegetables 2700 lbs, Mangoes 1150 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 20 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 98 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 54 tons, remaining 1470 tons.

Distance run through water 89 miles.

02.00pm: Make & mend clothes.

03.00pm: leave to 2 watches till 6.0 pm.


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15 June 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

05.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions ; Prayers.

09.30am: Training classes at instruction.

10.00am: Exchanged 1 armourer crew with H.M.S. ‘Armadale Castle’.

10.30am: Discharged to H.M.S. ‘Armadale Castle’ for passage to hospital 1 stoker P.O. , 1 stoker, 3 able seamen & 1 private R.M.

11.30am: Hands painting ship.

Noon: number on sick list 16, : Provisions received vegetables 800 lbs, Mangoes 1150 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 20 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 94 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 38 tons, remaining 1432 tons.

01.00pm: Training classes at instruction, remainder as in forenoon.

03.00pm: Leave to 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

06.00pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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16 June 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

04.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

06.30am: Divers examining propellers.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Hands painting ship.

Noon: number on sick list 12, : Provisions received vegetables 800 lbs, Oranges 750 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 14 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 84 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 32.5 tons, remaining 1399.5 tons,

02.00pm: Training classes at instruction, remainder as required.

06.00pm: Picket boat drew fires.


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17 June 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

02.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.00am: Divers examining propellers.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Tested lifebuoys and found correct.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 14, : Provisions received fresh meat 400 lbs, vegetables 1200 lbs, Oranges 750 lbs, Mangoes 750 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 31 tons, expended 25 tons, remaining 90 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 33.5 tons, remaining 1366 tons.

01.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

11.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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18 June 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

03.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

06.30am: Landed 29 R.Catholics for divine worship.

09.30am: Divisions.

11.00am: Held divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 12, : provisions received fresh meat 1600 lbs, bread 850 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 17 tons, expended 16 tons, remaining 91 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 33 tons, remaining 1333 tons.

01.30pm: Special leave to two watches till 6.0 pm.

05.00pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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19 June 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

03.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Training classes at instruction. Remainder painting ship.

Noon: number on sick list 9, : Provisions received fresh meat 400 lbs, Oranges 750 lbs, Mangoes 750 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 19 tons, expended 25 tons, remaining 85 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 30.5 tons, remaining 1302.5 tons.

02.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Talbot’.

03.00pm: Hands as in forenoon.

03.30pm: Special leave two watches till 6.0 pm.

07.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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20 June 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

03.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Divers at monthly dip.

11.00am: Hands painting ship

11.30am: Training classes at instruction.

Noon: number on sick list 12, : Provisions received fresh meat 380 lbs, vegetables 400 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 22 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 83 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 27.5 tons, remaining 1275 tons.

01.30pm: Hands as in forenoon.

03.00pm: Special leave two watches till 6.0 pm.

05.00pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Talbot’.

08.30pm: drew fires in picket boat.


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21 June 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

03.00am: Lit fires n picket boat.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.ooam: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Exercised man & arm boats.

11.00am: Training classes at instruction remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list - : Fresh water distilled 28 tons, expended 26 tons, remaining 85 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 32.5 tons, remaining 1242.5 tons.

02.30pm: Hands painting ship.

03.30pm: Special leave 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

05.00pm: Quarters read warrant No 53.

07.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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22 June 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

03.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.30am: Landed every available man for route march.

08.00am: Landing party returned.

08.30am: Drew fires in picket boat.

09.00am: Divisions.

10.00am: Training classes at instruction, remainder painting as required.

Noon: number on sick list 11, Provisions received fresh meat 800 lbs, Mangoes 2275 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 25 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 90 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 35 tons, remaining 1207.5 tons.

02.00pm: Make & mend clothes.

03.00pm: leave to two watches till 6.0 pm.


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23 June 1916

Kilindini

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

05.30am: Unmoored, weighed starb anchor.

07.10am: Weighed; Proceeded; course as required 62 revs.

07.57am: Ras Serani light 3 miles. Altered course S6W.

08.20am: Altered course S20W Sighted H.M.S. ‘Himalaya’

09.00am: Altered course S26W Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Exercised general quarters.

11.00am: Chale point abeam 6 miles.

11.30am: Altered course S36W Hands as required.

Noon: number on sick list 13, : Fresh water distilled 25 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 95 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 110.2 tons, remaining 1097.5 tons.

Distance run through water 48 miles, variation 4oW, Lat 4.35 S, lon 39.35 E. true bearing and distance Ras Kanda 270o 7.5 miles, Current in 24 hours NNE 3 knots.

01.00pm: Altered course S55W.

02.00am: Training classes at instruction, remainder as required.

02.20pm: Altered course N84W on Kilulu Peak.

02.42pm: Altered course S40E.

03.00pm: Stopped, Communicated with H.M.S. ‘Talbot’ & R.F.A. ‘Trent’.

03.50pm: H.M.S. ‘Talbot’ parted company

04.10pm: Proceeded course N40E 60 revs. ‘Trent’ in company.

04.38pm: Altered course S84E

05.05pm: Kisite Island N37W, Punguti Island N1E, Altered course N67E 48 revs, ‘Trent’ parted company.

07.00pm: Altered course S22W.


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24 June 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

05.15am: Altered course S48W

06.00am: 36 revs. Altered courseS77W.

07.40am: Altered course as required for entering Pangani Bay. H.M.W. ‘Childers’ closed.

08.25am: Stopped Maziwi Island S26E, Ras Kikogwe N57W, Exercised action stations, Whaler closed shore.

09.40am: Proceeded as required for leaving Pangani Bay 62 revs.

10.18am: course S20E.

10.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

12.00am: Altered course S13W Mwana wa Mwana lighthouse East 7 cables.

Noon: number on sick list 13, : Fresh water distilled 14 tons, expended 16 tons, remaining 93 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 84.5 tons, remaining 1013 tons.

Distance run through water 178.2 miles, variation 5oW, Lat 5.45 S, Long 39.12 E, true bearing and distance Mwana wa Mwana lighthouse 90o 1 mile, current in 24 hours various.

00.40pm: Altered course as required for entering Zanzibar by English Pass.

01.20pm: Mangapwani light abeam 7 cables, hands as required.

02.45pm: Stopped; let go starboard anchor in 12 fthms veered to 4 shackles in No 4 berth.

03.30pm: Special leave to 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

05.00pm: Discharged 1 able seaman to R.N. barracks.

05.30pm: Discharged 1 able seaman R.N.R. to ‘Severn’

06.00pm: Discharged 1 Sick Berth Attendant to hospital.

06.30pm: Three ratings rejoined from hospital.

07.00pm: Tested lifebuoys and found correct.


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25 June 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

04.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

05.30am: Landed 30 R Catholics for divine worship.

07.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions.

10.30am: Held divine worship.

Noon: number on sick list 12, : Fresh water received 35 tons, expended 15 tons, remaining 113 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 27.5 tons, remaining 985.5 tons.

Distance run through water 27 miles.

03.00pm: Leave to 2 watches till 3.30pm.

05.00pm: Prepared for coaling.

05.30pm: Collier ss ‘Darnholme’ came alongside.

08.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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26 June 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

04.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

05.30am: Commenced coaling.

06.00am: Hands coaling ship.

10.00am: Hands coaling ship and hoisting in stores.

Noon: number on sick list 10, : Provisions received fresh meat 1867 lbs, vegetables 800 lbs, Oranges 1500 lbs, : Fresh water expended 25 tons, remaining 88 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 30.5 tons, remaining 1705 tons.

01.00pm: Discharged 1 stoker to H.M.W. ‘Salamander’.

01.30pm: 1 able seaman joined from H.M.S. ‘Challenger’.

03.00pm: Coaling ship.

04.30pm: Finished coaling 750 tons.

04.30pm: Collier cast off.

04.40pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Challenger’.

09.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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27 June 1916

At sea.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.5

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

07.50am: Weighed

08.00am: Proceeded co as required for Southern Pass 62 revs.

09.00am: Altered course S40E Chumbe light NW 1.5 miles.

09.20am: Altered course S29E.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

11.00am: Altered course S55E.

Noon: number on sick list 9, : Fresh water distilled 30 tons, expended 21 tons, remaining 97 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 109.5 tons, remaining 1595.5 tons.

Distance run through water 40 miles, variation 5oW, Lat 6.38 S, Long 39.28 E, true bearing and distance Makatumbe light 219o 11.5 miles.

02.30pm: Hands cleaning ship.

03.30pm: Altered course S7E

04.05pm: Latham Island abeam 2.7 miles.

04.30pm: Read warrant No 54.

05.00am: Quarters.

07.45pm: 65 revs.

08.00pm: Altered course S18E.

11.00pm: Altered course S27W.


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28 June 1916

At sea.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

01.00am: Current NNW 2.5 knots.

02.45am: Observed Okuza Light S86W.

03.00am: Altered course S3W.

05.30am: Altered course S76W.

06.00am: 36 revs.

06.32am: S Fanjove light house N40W 8 ½ miles. H.M.S. ‘Mersey’ in sight.

07.20am: Altered course S33E to close H.M.S. ‘Manica’.

07.40am: 60 revs.

08.10am: Altered course N32W. ‘Manica’ astern 2 cables.

08.32am: Altered course N75W.

09.00am: Altered course S86W.

09.48am: Stopped.

09.57am: Let go port anchor in 14 fthms off Kilwa Kivinje.

1010am: H.M.S. ‘Mersey’ Opened fire.

11.15am: Opened fire with 12” & 6” guns on North Bank of Gr*******e entrance; seaplane spotting.

Noon: number on sick list 11, : Fresh water distilled 10 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 87 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 108.6 tons, remaining 1487 tons.

Distance run through water 219 miles.

00.20pm: Ceased fire : H.M.S. ‘Mersey’ closed.

03.30pm: Seaplane ascended to ascertain damage.

04.30pm: H.M.S. ‘Mersey’ parted company.

05.30pm: Weighed:

05.35pm: Proceeded as required 36 revs, H.M.S. ‘Manica’ astern 4 cables.

05.45pm: Course S85E 48 revs.

06.00pm: ‘Manica’ parted company 60 revs.

07.00am: Altered course N31E. 66 revs.

11.00pm: Current NNW 2 knots.


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29 June 1916

At sea.

Lat -5.5, Long 39.4

00.15am: Altered course N21W Moresby light abeam 9 miles.

01.45am: Passed H.M.S. ‘Himalaya’ & ss ‘Darnholme’ steering south.

05.30am: Altered course N13E.

08.00am: Altered course N12W.

09.00am: Divisions ; Prayers.

10.00am: Small arm companies at drill. Remainder as required.

12.00am: Altered course N20W.

Noon: number on sick list 14, : Fresh water distilled 17 tons, expended 21 tons, remaining 83 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 119 tons, remaining 1368 tons.

Distance run through water 200 miles, lat 5.26 S, lon 39.24 E, true bearing and distance Ship channel 335o 24 miles, current in 24 hours NNW 1 ½ - 3 knots.

00.30pm: Cleared for action.

01.40pm: Altered course N10W 36 revs.

02.00pm: Stopped; H.M.S. ‘Talbot’ closed North Yambe island N35W, Ulenge light house N34W.

02.54pm: H.M.S. ‘Talbot’ parted company.

02.56pm: Proceeded N74E 66 revs.

05.20pm: course as required for anchoring off North end of Pemba Island.

05.35pm: 36 revs.

05.45pm: Stopped; let go port anchor veered to 5 shackles in 13 fthms.


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30 June 1916

at Sea.

Lat -4.89, Long 39.71

03.00am: Lit fires in picket boat & steam pinnace.

07.00am: Gunlayers at .303 aiming.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Training classes at instruction.

11.00am: Drew fires in steamboat

Noon: number on sick list 16, : fresh water expended 16 tons, remaining 67 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 88.5 tons, remaining 1279.5 tons.

Distance run through water 50.7 miles.

02.00pm: Weighed:

02.05pm: Proceeded course as required for rounding Kigomasha Reef 65 revs.

02.37am: Altered course S20W.

04.45pm: 62 revs. Paid quarterly settlement to officers & men.

05.40pm: S.W. Misali Island 72o 4.4 miles.

06.20pm: Altered course S4W

08.00pm: Altered course S26E.

09.00pm: Ras Nungwi light N70W 13 miles.

11.00pm: Current NNW 3 knots.


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LOGS FOR JULY 1916


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1 July 1916

At sea.

Lat -6.4, Long 39.2

05.20am: Altered course N75W.

05.45am: 65 revs.

06.25am: Altered course S70W

06.40am: Altered course S57W.

07.00am: Cleared for action.

07.30am: Altered course S.W. H.M.S. ‘Manica’ closed flag 57 revs.

07.50am: 54 revs. Sighted H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’ North.

08.00am: Matumbe light house S.W. 10.3 miles.

08.30am: Stopped : as required for maintaining position Hands at action stations.

09.40am: Proceeded course N5E 65 revs, secured & replaced gear.

10.35am: Course N23W.

11.00am: Lifebuoys inspected _ correct.

Noon: : Fresh water distilled 14 tons, expended 18 tons, remaining 62 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 96 tons, remaining 1183.5 tons.

Distance run through water 111.1 miles, lat 6.24 S, lon 39.14 E, True bearing and distance Kwale Island 83o 4 miles.

00.10pm: Altered course N40W

00.30pm: Chumbe abeam 1.5 miles course as required for anchoring off Ras Buyu.

01.00pm: Stopped : let go starboard anchor veered to 5 shackles off Chukwani Palace.

01.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

02.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Manica’.

03.00pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’.

04.30pm: Inspected coaling gear & found correct.

09.00pm: One able seaman rejoined ship from shore.


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2 July 1916

At sea.

Lat -6.33, Long 39.37

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

07.30am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Manica’

08.30am: Weighed:

08.35am: Proceeded course as required 72 revs.

09.00am: Chumbe Island abeam 1 mile altered course S44E.

09.15am: Course S27E.

09.30am: Divisions; Held divine service.

10.20am: Altered course N66E 60 revs.

10.45am: Pungume lighthouse abeam 1.3 miles. Altered course as required for Menai Bay south of Zanzibar.

11.10am: 36 revs.

11.15am: Stopped; let go port anchor in 11 fthms veered to 5 shackles.

Noon: Number on sick list – Fresh water distilled 19 tons, expended 17 tons, remaining 64 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 72 tons, remaining 1111.5 tons.

Distance run through water 40.5 miles.

00.20pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Manica’.

05.00pm: Quarters.


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3 July 1916


At sea.

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

06.03am: Weighed.

06.10am: Proceeded as required for leaving Menai Bay, H.M.S. ‘Manica’ astern 56 revs.

06.33am: Pungume light house N20W 1.5 miles.

06.54am: altered course S12E.

08.30am: altered course N22W 65 revs.

09.35am: Pungume light abeam 2.5 miles.

10.20am: altered course N40W.

10.50am: Chumbe light abeam 1 mile. Prepared for coaling.

11.00am: course as required for entering S Pass Zanzibar.

11.50am: Stopped; let go starboard anchor in No1 berth 11 fthms veered to 4 shackles.

Noon: Provisions received vegetables 500 lbs, Oranges 3000 lbs, Fresh water distilled 19 tons, expended 17 tons, remaining 66 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 72 tons, remaining 1699.5 tons.

Distance run through water 56 miles.

01.15pm: Collier ss ‘Vincent’ came alongside.

01.40pm: Commenced coaling.

03.00pm: Hands coaling ship.

04.00pm: 1 S.B.A. rejoined ship from hospital.

05.00pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Severn’

06.00pm: Discharged 1 C.E.R.A & ! able seaman to H.M.W. ‘Charm’

08.20pm: Finished coaling 660 tons.

08.50pm: Collier ss ‘Vincent’ cast off.

09.30pm: Hands cleaning ship.


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4 July 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

05.00am: Prepared for sea.

05.30am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Manica’

06.00am: Weighed:

06.15am: Proceeded course as required for S Pass 66 revs.

07.10am: Chumbe East 1 mile.

07.15am: course S.E.

07.40am: altered course S23E.

09.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.45am: altered course S20W action stations.

10.05am: 36 revs

10.20am: Stopped Makatumbe light S20W, Ras Kankadya N68W. as required for lying too off Dar Es Salaam.

11.00am: Seaplane from ‘Manica’ reconnoitring over town.

Noon: provisions received vegetables 3939 lbs, : fresh water received 40 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 86 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 103 tons, remaining 1596.5 tons.

Distance run through water 42 miles.

00.10pm: Proceeded S20E 54 revs.

00.30pm: Stopped H.M.S. ‘Manica’ closed.

01.20pm: Proceeded course N52E 55 revs ‘Manica’ astern.

02.20pm: 48 revs.

04.30pm: altered course North.

05.40pm: Chumbe point N45W, Land S19W.

06.00pm: 36 revs.

07.00pm: ‘Manica’ astern 2 cables.

07.30pm: altered course N15W.

09.50pm: Nungwi light abeam 10 miles. H.M.S.‘Manica’ astern 5 cables.

12.00am: altered course N23E.


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5 July 1916

At sea.

Lat -4.94, Long 39.16

02.00am: ‘Manica’ astern 5 cables.

04.25am: Kigomasha light abeam 12 miles.

05.30am: altered course S52W 48 revs.

06.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.20am: 54 revs.

06.40am: altered course S6W, Cleared for action.

07.14am: Kisite Island North 3.4 miles altered course N85W Kilala Mt.

07.44am: course S39W

08.45am: course as required for anchoring off Manza Bay.

09.20am: Stopped; let go starboard anchor in 19 fthms veered to 5 shackles, H.M.S. ‘Manica’ proceeded into bay. H.M.S. ‘Talbot’ and SS ‘Bayriah’ in Manza bay.

10.30am: Training classes at instruction. Steam at 1 hours notice. Remainder as required.

Noon: Fresh water distilled 27 tons, expended 23 tons, remaining 90 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 85.5 tons, remaining 1511 tons.

Distance run through water 132 miles.

01.30pm: Weighed;

01.45pm: Proceeded as required for entering Manza Bay.

02.05pm: Stopped; let go port anchor in 12 fthms veered to 5 shackles.

02.30pm: Hands as in forenoon.

03.00pm: Steam at 2 hours notice.

04.30pm: Inspected coaling gear & found correct.


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6 July 1916

Manza Bay

Lat -4.94, Long 39.16

02.00am: At 2 hours notice.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Read quarterly return of court martials

10.30am: Small arm companies at drill.

11.00am: Training classes at instruction.

Noon: Fresh water distilled 15 tons, expended 21 tons, remaining 84 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 56 tons, remaining 1455 tons.

Distance rub through water 2 miles.

02.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

04.30pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Talbot’.

05.00pm: Exchanged 1 Signaller with H.M.S. ‘Manica’.

10.00pm: At 2 hours notice.

10.30pm: Drew fires in seam pinnace.


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7 July 1916

Manza Bay.

Lat -4.94, Long 39.16

03.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

07.30am: H.M.S. ‘Thistle’ closed flag.

09.30am: 1 S.P.O. , 1 stoker, 1 boy & 1 officers steward rejoined from hospital: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Thistle’.

09.30am: Kite balloon observing.

10.00am: Exercised general quarters.

11.00am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Manica’.

11.30am: Hands as required.

Noon: Provisions received vegetables 1050 lbs, Oranges 2400 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 11 tons, expended 18 tons, remaining 77 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 52 tons, remaining 1403 tons.

02.00pm: Training classes at instruction. Remainder as required.

07.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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8 July 1916

Tanga.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.11

03.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

05.00am: Lifebuoys inspected and found correct.

06.10am: Weighed.

06.20am: Proceeded as required for leaving Manza Bay 54 revs.

06.54am: Ulenge Light house S59W course S25W.

07.20am: altered course as required for pilotage into Tanga Bay.

08.00am: Stopped; let go port anchor in 8 fthms veered to 4 shackles H.M.S. ‘Severn’ & ‘Talbot’ in harbour.

09.00am: Landed escort with Commander in chief.

10.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: Fresh water distilled 25 tons, expended 18 tons, remaining 84 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 75 tons, remaining 1328 tons.

Distance run through water 14.3 miles.

01.30am: Hands make and mend clothes.

03.30pm: Landed armed companies and maxims.

07.00pm: Armed party returned.


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9 July 1916

Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.11

03.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Talbot’ & ‘Thistle’

07.00am: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Manica’.

10.00am: Divisions; Held divine service.

10.30am: Kite balloon observing:

Noon: Fresh water distilled 14 tons, expended 17 tons, remaining 81 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 63 tons, remaining 1265 tons.

00.30pm: Leave to chief & P.O’s till 6.0 pm.

04.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’

07.30pm: Drew fires in seam pinnace.

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10 July 1916

Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.11

03.30am: Lit fires in seam pinnace.

05.30am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’.

07.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Training classes at instruction, remainder as required.

11.30am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Manica’.

Noon: Provisions received fresh meat 1015 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 14 tons, expended 25 tons, remaining 70 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 56.5 tons, remaining 1208.5 tons.

01.30pm: Training classes at instruction, remainder as required.

06.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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11 July 1916

Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.11

03.30am: Lit fires in seam pinnace.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

06.30am: Party laying moorings.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Training classes at instruction.

11.00am: Gunnery drills as required.

Noon: Provisions received vegetables 800 lbs, Oranges 1500 lbs, : Fresh water distilled 16 tons, expended 22 tons, remaining 64 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 60 tons, remaining 1148.5 tons.

01.00pm: SS ‘Bayoia’ arrived

02.30pm: Hands as in forenoon.

05.00pm: Quarters.

07.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

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12 July 1916

Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.11

03.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.00am: Landed small arm companies & machine guns.

06.00am: Party re-buoying harbour.

09.00am: Landing party returned onboard.

09.30am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.30am: Training classes at instruction.

11.00am: Surgeon Hartigan rejoined ship from H.M.S. ‘Severn’.

Noon: Fresh water distilled 25 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 65 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 57 tons, remaining 1091.5 tons.

01.30pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Severn’.

02.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

05.00pm: Quarters.

11.00pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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13 July 1916

Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.11

03.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Training classes at instruction.

10.30am: Rifle companies at drill.

Noon: number on sick list 13, provisions received fresh meat 2000 lbs, vegetables 3000 lbs, Fresh water distilled 14 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 55 tons, Fuel expended 53 tons, remaining 1038.5 tons.

00.30pm: 12 pounder guns crews carrying out practice.

01.30pm: Training classes at instruction, remainder as required.

04.30pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Talbot’

09.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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14 July 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.14

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Training classes at instruction.

11.00am: Weighed;

11.07am: Proceeded course as required for leaving Tanga Bay by ship channel 72 revs.

Noon: number on sick list 15, Fresh water distilled 12 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 47 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 82 tons, remaining 96.5 tons.

Distance run through water 10 miles, lat 5.05 S, Long 39.14 E.

00.00pm: Course S5W

01.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

02.15pm: altered course S15W.

03.30pm: Nungwi lighthouse abeam 5 miles.

04.00pm: Read warrant No 55, Prepared for coaling.

04.55pm: Mangapwani light house abeam 1 mile course S9E

05.30pm: Course as required for English Pass.

06.00pm: 36 revs.

06.10pm: Stopped; let go port anchor in 10 fthms veered to 4 shackles off Zanzibar.

06.40pm: Collier ‘August Belmont’ came alongside.


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15 July 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

05.30am: Commenced coaling.

08.30am: Lifebuoys inspected & found correct.

09.30am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Rinaldo’.

11.00am: Hands coaling ship.

Noon: Provisions received fresh meat 400 lbs, bread 1720 lbs, : fresh water received 69 tons, distilled 10 tons, expended 21 tons, remaining 105 tons, : Fuel expended for all purposes 30.5 tons, remaining 1692 tons.

Distance run through water 76 miles.

01.20pm: Finished coaling 776 tons.

02.00pm: Collier cast off.

02.30pm: leave to 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

07.00pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Mersey’.

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16 July 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

07.30am: Landed Roman Catholics (16).

09.00am: Divisions.

11.00am: Held divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 13, Provisions received fresh meat 3558 + 840 lbs, vegetables 3150 lbs, Fresh water received 12 tons, distilled 17 tons, expended 12 tons, remaining 122 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 29 tons, remaining 1663 tons.

02.00pm: Leave to 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

05.00pm: Quarters.


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17 July 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

04.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Hands hoisting in & striking down provisions.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Training classes at instruction, remainder as in morning

11.00am: Inspected coaling gear & found correct.

11.30am: Exchanged 2 seamen with R.N. depot, exchanged 1 ordinary seaman R.N.R. with R.N. depot.

Noon: number on sick list 13, provisions received fresh meat 380 lbs, Fresh water expended 24 tons, remaining 98 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 28 tons, remaining 1635 tons.

02.00pm: Hands painting & stowing away provisions.

03.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Challenger’.

04.30pm: Read warrant No 56.

07.00pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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18 July 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

03.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions.

09.30am: Exercised boats at beach landing.

10.30am: Gunnery classes as usual, remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list 8, Provisions received vegetables 2400 lbs, Oranges 2250 lbs, fresh water expended 24 tons, remaining 74 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 30 tons, remaining 1605 tons.

01.00pm: 1 C.E.R.A. rejoined ship from H.M.W. ‘Charon’ [Chief Engine Room Artificer]

02.00pm: Training classes at instruction.

02.30pm: Gunnery classes at drill, remainder as required.

05.00pm: Quarters.

07.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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19 July 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

04.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Boats crews exercising at beaching drill.

10.30am: Training classes at instruction, remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list 10, Provisions received fresh meat 400 lbs, Oranges 3000 lbs, fresh water received 15 tons, distilled 31 tons, expended 19 tons, remaining 101 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 35 tons, remaining 1570 tons.

02.00pm: Hands as in forenoon.

07.00pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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20 July 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Small arms companies at drill.

10.30am: Tested lifebuoys & found correct.

11.30am: Discharged 1 able seaman to R.N. hospital.

Noon: number on sick list 9, Provisions received fresh meat 400 lbs, fresh water received 38 tons, distilled 4 tons, expended 25 tons, remaining 118 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 90 tons, remaining 1480 tons.

01.00pm: Discharged 1 S.S.A.[ships steward assistant] to H.M.S. ‘Mersey’.

01.55pm: Weighed.

02.05pm: Proceeded course as required for English Pass 66 revs.

02.30pm: Red Buoy abeam course N12W.

03.30pm: altered course N18E Mangapwani light abeam. 1 mile.

04.50pm: Stopped communicated with H.M.S. ‘Manica’.

05.15pm: Proceeded course N18E 66 revs.

05.27pm: Mwana wa Mwana abeam 1.2 miles.

05.53pm: altered course N80E.

06.30pm: altered course S63E.

07.30pm: altered course S25E.

10.00pm: Current NNW 3 knots.


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21 July 1916

At sea.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

01.00am: altered course S19W.

02.30am: altered course S56W 55 revs.

04.15am: Sighted whaler anchored on Kankadya patch.

04.20am: altered course as required for anchoring off Dar Es Salaam.

05.00am: H.M.S. ‘Challenger & ‘Mersey’ in sight.

06.15am: Stopped; Let go port anchor veered to 4 shackles in 17 fthms off Makatumbe lighthouse.

06.23am: Opened fire with 12” & 6” guns at entrenched position on Ras Upanga. Seaplane spotting fall of shot.

07.00am: H.M.S. ‘Challenger’ firing at same positions.

09.30am Hands at action stations.

10.30am: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Manica’. Kite balloon observing.

11.30am: H.M.S. ‘Mersey’ firing at ship up harbour.

Noon: number on sick list 9, Fresh water expended 21 tons, remaining 97 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 91 tons, remaining 1389 tons.

Distance run through water 156 miles.

00.30pm: H.M.S. ‘Challenger’ proceeded.

01.00pm: H.M.S. ‘Mersey’ examining coast.

03.00pm: Hands cleaning out guns.

04.00pm: Replaced gear. Weighed:

04.03pm: Proceeded course East 48 revs.

05.30pm: Observed deviation 2oE altered course S37E.

08.00pm: altered course S22E 48 revs.

10.30pm: Steering gear jammed.

11.00pm: Stopped.

11.10pm: ½ revs.


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22 July 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

02.50am: Moresby point abeam 8 miles.

04.00am: altered course N20W.

05.00am: altered course S74W.

05.30am: 60 revs.

06.00am: Course as required for pilotage between Gordon Reef and Westward of Niororo Island to Tirene Bay.

07.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

07.40am: Niororo Island 2 miles.

09.00am: Divisions; prayers.

09.30am: as required for entering Tirene Bay.

09.50am: Stopped; let go port anchor in 10 fthms veered to 4 shackles off Residency.

11.00am: Divers examining rudder, remainder cleaning ship.

11.30am: Lifebuoys inspected & found correct.

Noon: number on sick list 10, Fresh water distilled 18 tons, expended 19 tons, remaining 96 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 65 tons, remaining 1324 tons.

Distance run through water 142.5 miles.

02.00pm: Hands cleaning ship.

07.00pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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23 July 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

03.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.30am: Held divine service.

Noon: number on sick list 10, fresh water distilled 9 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 85 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 35 tons, remaining 1289 tons.

03.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Himalaya’

07.00pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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24 July 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.8

03.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.30am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Pioneer’

06.30am: Picket boat armed (sub-Lieut Manning R.N.R.) proceeded to Rufiji Delta to watch flight of reconnoitring seaplane.

09.00am: Prepared for sea.

10.00am: Picket boat returned and drew fires.

10.40am: weighed.

10.45am: Proceeded course as required for leaving Tirene and Mafia channel via North of Niororo Island 66 revs.

11.45am: Shungumbili Island abeam 2 miles.

Noon: number on sick list 10, fresh water distilled 28 tons, expended 25 tons, remaining 88 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 119 tons, remaining 1170 tons.

Distance run through water 13.5 miles, variation 5 ½ oW, true bearing and distance Niororo Island 70o 2 miles.

00.10pm: Niororo Island abeam 1.5 miles.

01.18pm: course S70E.

02.00pm: Moresby point abeam 3.5 miles altered course S9 ½ E.

06.00pm: Current 2 knots N6W.


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25 July 1916

Tunghi Bay.

Lat -10.76, Long 40.5

02.00am: Current 1.5 knots NNW.

04.00am: Hauled in port log.

06.00am: altered course S6E

08.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Exercised control drill. Sighted Ras Matunda S72W

10.00am: Training classes at instruction, remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list 10, Fresh water distilled 16 tons, expended 25 tons, remaining 79 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 104 tons, remaining 1066 tons.

Distance run through water 241 miles, variation 6 ½ oW, course and distance made good Various 213 miles, lat 10.39 true bearing and distance Cabo Delgado 225o 3.2 miles. Currents in 24 hours NbyW 1.5 – 2 knots.

00.05pm: Cabo Delgado abeam 2.5 miles.

00.15pm: altered course as required for anchoring in Tunghi Bay 60 revs.

00.45pm: 36 revs.

00.53pm: Stopped; let go port anchor in 12 fthms veered to 5 shackles.

02.00pm: Hands as required.

04.00pm: Read warrants No 57 & 58.


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26 July 1916

Delgado.[Tunghi Bay]

Lat -10.76, Long 40.5

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions : Prayers.

09.30am: Training classes at instruction, remainder as required.

Noon: number on sick list 14, Fresh water distilled 8 tons, expended 25 tons, remaining 62 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 102 tons, remaining 964 tons.

01.00pm: Prepared for sea.

02.00pm: Weighed

02.10pm: Proceeded N78E 60 revs.

03.00pm: altered course N5W.

03.10pm: Cabo Delgado abeam 3.2 miles.

05.00pm: Quarters.

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27 July 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

05.00am: Passed H.M.S. ‘Rinaldo’ steering South.

06.00am: altered course N24W.

06.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

07.15am: altered course N10W.

08.30am: Moresby point abeam 3 miles.

08.37am: altered course N62W.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

09.30am: Course as required for Tirene Bay, passing between Gordon Reef & Niororo Island.

10.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

11.00am: prepared for coaling.

Noon: number on sick list 14, provisions received vegetables 1600 lbs, Oranges 1500 lbs, Fresh water distilled 28 tons, expended 14 tons, remaining 76 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 90.5 tons, remaining 873.5 tons.

Distance run through water 216 miles, currents in 24 hours NbW 1.5 knots.

00.27pm: Stopped; let go port anchor in 7 fthms veered to 4 shackles in Tirene Bay.

01.00pm: H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’ : ‘Pioneer’ & ‘Rinaldo’ in harbour.

06.30pm: ‘August Belmont’ came alongside.

09.00pm: drew fires in picket boat.


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28 July 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

03.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.30am: commenced coaling.

11.30am: Hands coaling ship.

Noon: number on sick list 14, provisions received fresh meat 443 lbs, fresh water distilled 23 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 75 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 35 tons, remaining 1661.5 tons.

02.00pm: Hands coaling ship.

04.00pm: Lieut Harrison R.N.R. re-joined ship.

05.00pm: Finished coaling 823 tons, collier cast off.

10.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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29 July 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.84, Long 39.71

03.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

08.30am: Lifebuoys tested & found correct.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

12.00am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Rinaldo’

Noon: number on sick list 14, Provisions received fresh meat 418 lbs, fresh water distilled 13 tons, expended 23 tons, remaining 65 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 80 tons, remaining 1581.5 tons.

00.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

02.50pm: Shortened in to 2 shackles.

03.00pm: Weighed: Turned to N.E.

03.12pm: proceeded course as required 60 revs H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’ & ‘Pioneer’ in company.

03.30pm: Parted company.

05.00pm: Niororo Island East 1.5 miles.

06.00pm: Niororo Island S66W, Moresby point S51E, course S85E 48 revs.

07.30pm: altered course S10E.

09.00pm: altered course N15W.

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30 July 1916

At sea.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.3

02.00am: altered course N53W.

04.30am: 36 revs.

04.40am: Sighted whaler anchored as mark on Kankadya Patch.

05.20am: Sighted H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’, ‘Pioneer’ & ‘Manica’. Course as required for anchoring off Dar Es Salaam.

06.54am: Let go port anchor in 18 fthms veered to 4 shackles.

07.00am: H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’ opened fire on Northern observation station.

08.00am: Shore battery opened fire on ‘Hyacinth’.

08.55am: Weighed:

08.58am: Shore battery opened fire on ship.

09.00am: Proceeded as required for pilotage and so as to reply to shore fire.

10.30am: Ceased fire.

10.40am: As required for closing ‘Hyacinth’ & ‘Pioneer’.

11.10am: Stopped.

11.45am: Proceeded course N12E H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’ & ‘Pioneer’ in company 62 revs.

Noon: number on sick list 9, fresh water received 20 tons, distilled 10 tons, expended 17 tons, remaining 78 tons.

Fuel expended for all purposes 93 tons, remaining 1488.5 tons.

Distance run through water 125.8 miles, variation 5oW, lat 6.42 S, lon 39.21 E.

True bearing and distance Kankadaya patch 240o 2 miles.

00.30pm: altered course N22W.

02.00pm: altered course as required for S Pass into Zanzibar.

03.00pm: Chumbe light abeam 1.2 miles.

03.45pm: Stopped: let go starb anchor in 10 fthms in No 1 berth Zanzibar.

04.30pm: Lieut Harrison discharged to H.M.S. ‘Mersey’.

06.30pm: Eng Cmdr Harris rejoined ship.


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31 July 1916


from Zanzibar to Kokotoni Bay.

Lat -5.87, Long 39.25

06.00am: Detachment of royal marines from H.M.S. ‘Hyacinth’ embarked.

07.00am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Mersey’.

07.10am: received from shore 250 ground sheets 8 picks 500 shovels 100 Kerosene lamps 24 bearer poles, 1 12 pounder carriage and limber.

07.30am: Weighed : Proceeded as required for English Pass 60 revs

08.00am: Red Buoy abeam Course N12W.

09.00am: altered course N17E: Divisions; Prayers; Small arm companies preparing to land.

10.30am: course as required for entering Kokotoni: Mwana wa Mwana East 6 cables.

11.15am: Stopped; let go starb anchor in 10 fthms veered to 4 shackles, H.M.S. ‘Talbot’, ‘Severn’ &’Mersey’ at anchor.

Noon: number on sick list 9, Provisions received fresh meat 800 lbs, fresh water distilled 25 tons, expended 22 tons, remaining 81 tons. Fuel expended for all purposes 88.5 tons, remaining 1400 tons.

Distance run through water 73 miles.

01.30pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Talbot’.

03.00pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Severn’ & ‘Mersey’.

04.30pm: Paid monthly settlement.

05.00pm: Received from H.M.W. ‘Rattler’ 1 12 pounder 8 cwt gun.

11.05pm: Weighed:

11.15pm: Proceeded N20E 60 revs.

11.40pm: altered course N85W.

12.00pm: altered course S77W.

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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916


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1 August 1916

Saandani [Saadani]

Lat -6.11, Long 38.83

00.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

01.00am: altered course S39W.

02.30am: Sighted ‘Talbot’ S60W altered course S62W.

03.00am: Slow.

03.10am: Stopped; let go port anchor in 8 fthms veered to 3 shackles off Saadani: H.M.S. ‘Mersey’ & ‘Severn’ anchored inshore.

04.00am: Landing party of 80 marines and 170 seamen left ship under command of Cmdr Watson & Major Hall R.M.L.I. H.M.S. ‘Manica’ at anchor.

05.50am: Monitors opened fire on Saadani to cover landing party.

06.30am: Force landed and occupied Saadani.

09.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick list 11, Fresh water distilled 7tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 64 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 72 tons, remaining 1328 tons.

02.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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2 August 1916

Saadani

Lat -6.11, Long 38.83

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Thistle’, hands as required.

Noon: number on sick list 13, fresh water distilled 20 tons, expended 26 tons, remaining 58 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 54 tons, remaining 1274 tons.

02.00pm: Boys at instruction.


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3 August 1916

Saadani

Lat -6.11, Long 38.83

03.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.50am: H.M.S. ‘Manica’ weighed. Hands cleaning ship.

06.00am: Kite balloon observing.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Boys at instruction, remainder as required.

Noon: fresh water distilled 17 tons, expended 26 tons, remaining 49 tons, Fuel expended 48 tons, remaining 1226 tons.

02.00pm: Make and mend clothes.

05.00pm: Quarters. Prepared for sea.


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4 August 1916

Saadani.

Lat -6.43, Long 38.91

04.02am: Weighed.

04.10am: proceeded S72E 58 revs. H.M.S. ‘Manica’ in company.

05.30am: Altered course S12W.

06.30am: Altered course S35W.

07.30am: Mbwakuni reef abeam 1 mile.

07.35am: Stopped : Cable Ho Bagamoyo S35W 8000 yards.

07.40am: Opened fire with 6” guns on trenches behind town : seaplane & balloon spotting.

09.00am: Ceased fire.

09.15am: proceeded course N10W 68 revs. ‘Manica’ parted company.

09.25am: course N32E.

10.00am: altered course N6E.

11.15am: N37W.

11.30am: altered course as required for anchoring off Saadani slow both.

Noon: number on sick list 15, fresh water distilled 15 tons, expended 23 tons, remaining 41 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 78 tons, remaining 1148 tons.

Distance run through water 62.1 miles.

00.10pm: Stopped; let go port anchor in 7 fthms veered to 3 shackles.

01.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Mersey’.

01.30pm: Boats disembarking stores & troops from ‘Mersey’

02.00pm: Discharged 1 E.R.A. to H.M.S. ‘Mersey’.

04.30pm: 73 seamen & 11 Seedie Boys returned onboard and 1 officer 7 ratings joined ship for passage.

05.00pm: 1 private R.M.L.I., 2 Able seamen and 1 boy rejoined ship.

09.00pm: drew fires in picket boat.


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5 August 1916

Saadani.

Lat -6.11, Long 38.83

03.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

05.00am: Discharged 7 ratings & 2 officers for passage.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

07.30am: Tested lifebuoys & found correct.

09.00am: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Thistle’

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

11.00am: Remainder of seamen landing party returned on board.

Noon: number on sick list 16, fresh water distilled 21 tons, expended 22 tons, remaining 40 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 34.5 tons, remaining 1113.5 tons.

02.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

03.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Talbot’.

04.00pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Talbot’.

10.00pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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6 August 1916

Saadani.

Lat -6.11, Long 38.83

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Held divine service.

10.00am: SS ‘Bayria’ with troops arrived.

11.00am: Boats disembarking troops.

Noon: number on sick list 18, Fresh water distilled 25 tons, expended 18 tons, remaining 47 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 37.5 tons, remaining 1076 tons.

02.30pm: Boats disembarking troops.

05.00pm: Quarters.

09.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.


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7 August 1916

Saadani.

Lat -6.11, Long 38.83

03.00am: Lit fires in picket boat.

06.00am: Boats disembarking stores from SS ‘Bayria’.

09.00am: Detachment of R.M.L.I. returned from shore.

09.30am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.30am: Prepared for coaling.

11.30am: Drew fires in picket boat : Lit fires in seam pinnace.

Noon: number on sick list 13, Provisions received fresh meat 1036 lbs, fresh water received 40 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 67 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 76.5 tons, remaining 999.5 tons.

12.00am: Weighed.

00.05pm: Proceeded course N80E 60 revs.

01.30pm: altered course S77E.

02.00pm: altered course S24E.

02.50pm: Seagull Shoal abeam 4 cables: course as required for English Pass.

03.20pm: Stopped; Let go starboard anchor in No1 berth Zanzibar, H.M.S. ‘Pioneer’, ‘ Challenger’ ‘Severn’ & ‘Himalaya’ in harbour.

06.30pm: SS ‘Indiana’ came alongside.

08.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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8 August 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

03.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

05.20am: Commenced coaling.

06.10am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Manica’.

10.00am: Hands coaling ship & hoisting in ammunition.

Noon: number on sick list 16, Provisions received vegetables 800 lbs, Oranges 750 lbs, Fresh water received 55 tons, expended 26 tons, remaining 96 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 25 tons, remaining 1715.5 tons.

01.15pm: Finished coaling 741 tons.

02.00pm: SS.’Indiana’ cast off.

03.00pm: Special leave to two watches till 6.0pm.

08.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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9 August 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

03.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

06.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Mersey’.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and hoisting in ammunition.

11.00am: Divers examining under water fittings.

Noon: number on sick list 16, provisions received vegetables 3800 lbs, Oranges 250 lbs, Fresh water expended 26 tons, remaining 110 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 25 tons, remaining 1690.5 tons.

00.30pm: Inspected coaling gear & found correct.

02.00pm: Hands as in forenoon.

03.00pm: leave to 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

04.30pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Challenger’.

05.00pm: Funeral party left ship.

08.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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10 August 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

03.30am: Lit fires in seam pinnace.

05.00am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Himalaya’.

06.00am: Diving party at work.

07.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Hospital ship ‘Ebani’ arrived.

10.30am: Hands employed painting ship.

Noon: number on sick list 14, fresh water expended 21 tons, remaining 89 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 23.5 tons, remaining 1667 tons.

00.30pm: Diving party at work.

01.00pm: Tested coaling gear & found correct.

02.00pm: Discharged 1 Armaments crew to H.M.S. ‘Rinaldo’.

03.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Himalaya’.

03.30pm: Discharged Major Hall R.M.L.I. to hospital.

04.30pm: Quarters.

05.00pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Rinaldo’.

07.00pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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11 August 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

03.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

05.30am: Divers at work.

06.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.00am: Boys & Ordinary seamen mustering kits, remainder painting ship.

11.00am: Discharged 1 ordinary seaman to H.M.W. ‘Childers’.

Noon: number on sick 11, fresh water received 64 tons, expended 19 tons, remaining 134 tons, Fuel expended for all purposes 25 tons, remaining 1642 tons.

00.30pm: Discharged 1 engine room artificer & 1 stoker to hospital.

01.30pm: Training classes at instruction, remainder as required.

05.00pm: Quarters.

08.30pm: Arrived H.M.A.S. ‘Pioneer’.


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12 August 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

02.00am: Steamboat on patrol.

05.00am: Divers at work.

06.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

09.00am: Tested lifebuoys & found correct.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: number on sick 10, Provisions received fresh meat 410 lbs, fresh water distilled 7 tons, expended 20 tons, remaining 121 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 30 tons, remaining 1612 tons.

01.00pm: make & mend clothes.

01.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Challenger’.

02.30pm: Read warrants 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65.

03.00pm: Discharged to SS ‘Professor Woermann’ 5 seamen & 3 stoker ratings for passage.

04.30pm: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Challenger’.


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13 August 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

05.00am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Himalaya’.

06.00am: 21 R.Catholics landed for worship.

09.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Held divine service.

Noon: number on sick 11, provisions received fresh meat 385 lbs, vegetables 800 lbs, fresh water distilled 22 tons, expended 18 tons, remaining 125 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 35 tons, remaining 1577 tons.

01.00pm: Special leave 2 watches till 6.0 pm.

08.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Thistle’.


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14 August 1916

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

02.00am: Steamboat on patrol.

05.30am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Thistle’.

07.00am: Sent marines to H.M.S. ‘Mersey’.

07.30am: Sailed H.M.S. ‘Mersey’.

09.00am: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Challenger’.

09.30am: Divisions; Prayers.

10.30am: Landing party preparing to land.

11.00am: Training classes at instruction.

12.00am: Arrived H.M.F.A. ‘Trent’.

Noon: number on sick 11, provisions received fresh meat 385 lbs, vegetables 850 lbs, Oranges 2250 lbs, fresh water distilled 12 tons, expended 24 tons, remaining 113 tons, fuel expended for all purposes 57 tons, remaining 1520 tons.

02.00pm: Prepared for sea.

03.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. ‘Manica’.

05.00pm: Weighed : proceeded course as required for South Pass 62 revs, H.M.S. ‘Challenger’ & ‘Manica’ in company.

05.35pm: Red buoy abeam.

05.45pm: As required for anchoring off Chumbe light.

05.55pm: Stopped; let go starboard anchor veered to 4 shackles in 16 fthms.


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15 August 1916

Bagamoyo.

Lat -6.31, Long 38.95

01.30am: H.M.S. ‘Vengeance’, ‘Challenger’ & ‘Manica’ weighed.

01.40am: Course S60W 60 revs.

02.08am: altered course S77W.

03.12am: altered course S20W. Passed H.M.S. ‘Mersey’.

03.24am: Stopped let go port anchor in 9 fthms ve