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River Monitor, Humber-class

Listed by RN as gunboat, Pendant Nos. D.70 (1914), M.2A (9.15). Launched 19.8.13 Vickers. Ex-Brazilian SOLIMOES, taken over 4.8.14. 1260 tons, 266(oa), 261(pp)x49x5ft. TE 1450ihp,12kts. Armament: 2-6in, 2-4.7in howitzers (3-6in after 1915). Dover 1914, East Africa 1915-18, then Mediterranean. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914, single ship action with MERSEY v KONIGSBERG, 11 Jul 1915. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Preston, BU 1923. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Built by Vickers, laid 24/8/12, launched 19/8/13, comp 1/14, sold for BU 5/21. Commissioned in August 1914 and arrived at Dover on 29 August. Took part in Belgian coast operations in October-November 1914, then refitted at Chatham in November-December 1914. Ordered to Dardanelles in March 1915 but was diverted at Malta to go with Mersey to East Africa, to help destroy the cruiser Koenigsberg in the Rufiji River. Arrived at Mafia Island on 3 June and between 6 and I I July destroyed the enemy with long-range gunfire. Remained off East African coast until April 1918 (refitted Durban April 1917), then sent to Egypt. Sent to Mudros in October 1918 and served on Danube for three months. Ordered home in March 1919 for service on Dvina River as part of White Sea Squadron, but remained at Devonport in C&M until moved to Queenstown (Cobh) in July 1919. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21)

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1. Latitude/longitude, including for days in port, show representative decimal positions for each day, as calculated by the Old Weather project's analysis program. As such, they differ by varying amounts from the positions recorded, usually at noon, in the log pages. In addition, some latitudes/longitudes have been amended in edited logs for errors in the logs, for errors in identifying locations by the analysis program, or simply for greater accuracy. In all cases, refer to the log-page scans for the positions as originally recorded. Not all log pages contain this information and the ships' positions have therefore often been estimated.

2. Full account of any day is available by clicking on the link above that day. Groups of links refer to log book covers and introductory information; some may be blank.

Editor’s notes:

Without the Internet and the dedicated individuals who maintain information sites, research like this would be impossible. Here are some (I hope all) of the sites to whom I am most indebted. Many of the links in this document come from the invaluable http://www.clydesite.co.uk, to whom I am extremely grateful. Their contributors, Stuart Cameron, Bruce Allen, John Ward-McQuaid, George Robinson and others are to be congratulated and thanked.
Most of the ship pictures are from http://www.photoship.co.uk/, a great site for the enthusiast.
I am also indebted to www.wikipedia.org/‎ of course (who depend on voluntary donations) and the excellently researched www.wrecksite.eu/‎, sadly the last and only information that we have of so many ships.
Many thanks to http://www.theshipslist.com/, a must for any researcher and http://navypedia.org/ has time and again provided information on long-forgotten warships from one hundred years ago.
All of the following sites have helped too and shipping fans can spend many happy hours browsing these pages, notably http://alh-research.tripod.com/ships for Australian transports and http://www.roll-of-honour.com, http://www.red-duster.co.uk, http://www.swanseadocks.co.uk, http://www.unioncastlestaffregister.co.uk, http://www.tynebuiltships.co.uk, http://www.flotilla-australia.com and http://www.benjidog.co.uk for other merchant vessels. Fair winds to you all!

THE VOYAGES OF HMS SEVERN 1915-1916
(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)

THE VOYAGES OF HMS SEVERN 1915

JP map SEVERN 1915

LOGS FOR JUNE 1915

(Mafia Island)


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Cover, Adm. 53/59833, signed by Lt (N) V Griffith.

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Dated 3rd July 1915, signed Captain EJA Fullerton, RN.

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Aneroid barometer, J Hicks 913.

Air thermometers, Hicks 786, 4th September 1914. Casella 555, 4th November 1914.

Sea thermometer, Kelvin & White, 8th August 1914.


HMS’ Severn and Mersey arrived at Mafia Island on the 3rd June 1915. For a full account of their epic tow from Britain, go to RUFIJI TOW 1915 - www.thamestugs.co.uk . They are here to go up the Rufiji river to tackle the German cruiser Königsberg.


THE VOYAGES OF HMS SEVERN
Operations off East Africa

JP map SEVERN East Africa

THE VOYAGES OF HMS SEVERN
Operations off Rufiji and Mafia Island

JP map SEVERN Rufiji/Mafia Island

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12 June 1915

Mafia I. (Northern anchorage)

Lat -7.8, Long 39.75 (approx)

8.45am: Ship’s company boarded from HMFM (HM Fleet messenger) Trent.

Hands to work at armour plating.

4.50pm: Cast off from Trent and secured alongside SS Kendal Castle.


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13 June 1915

Mafia I.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.75 (approx)

11.0am: Discharged 54 tons of oil fuel to Kendal Castle.

Hands working at armour plating.


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14 June 1915

Mafia I.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.75 (approx)

5.40am: Cast off from Kendal Castle and anchored.

8.45am: Issued quinine.

Hands at work fitting and rigging armour plating.


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15 June 1915

Mafia I.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.75 (approx)

8.50am: Issued quinine.

9.15am: Received from HMS Hyacinth two maxim guns, five stands and spare parts.

10.15am: Weighed and proceeded to carry out anchoring and mooring trials.

12 noon: Anchored.

2.05pm: Weighed and proceeded to lay out target and carry out gun trials.

5.55pm: Anchored.


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16 June 1915

Mafia I.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.75 (approx)

Received two cases of khaki clothing from HMFM Trent.

8.50am: Issued quinine.

9.0am: Weighed and swung ship for compass deviation.

Hands rigging armour plating.

11.52am: Anchored.


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17 June 1915

Mafia I.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.75 (approx)

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded for calibrating guns.

12.25pm: Anchored.

Hands rigging armour plating and painting.


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18 June 1915

Mafia I.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.75 (approx)

8.50am. Issued quinine.

Received 300 rounds of 1" aiming. Hands rigging armour plating and cleaning ship.

4.45pm: Laid out target. Exercised general quarters. Fired 1" aiming.

6.30pm: Received 11 boxes of 1" aiming.

(To save wear on gun barrels and expenditure on full-calibre ammunition, gun crews exercised with sub-calibre ammunition fired from a tube attached to the gun barrel.)


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19 June 1915

Mafia I.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.75 (approx)

8.30am: C-in-C arrived on board (Admiral Herbert King-Hall).

9.20am: C-in-C left ship.

9.30am: Commenced target practice with .303 and 1" aiming.

11.40am: Ceased firing.

11.55am: Anchored.

In pm: Hands rigging armour plating and gun drill.


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20 June 1915

Mafia I.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.75 (approx)

9.15am: C-in-C on board.

10.45am: HMS Duplex* alongside with petrol tins, sand bags and armour plates.

Hands stowing petrol tins. (The petrol tins, several thousand of them, were stowed in every available space below and were intended to provide buoyancy if the ship was holed. This became common practice in WW2 for AMCs in particular, as their hold spaces could be filled with oil drums. Q ships also often carried cargoes of balsa or cork.)

* Duplex, ex civilian Nentwater, built 1872, 874grt. Armed with 1-3pdr.


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21 June 1915

Mafia I.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.75 (approx)

Hands stowing petrol tins and working on armour plating.

10.0am: Weighed and secured alongside HMFM Trent for ammunition and provisions.

5.30pm: Cast off and anchored.


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22 June 1915

Mafia I.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.75 (approx)

8.40am: Shifted anchorage and carried out indirect firing with 1" aiming over Barakuni I.

3.0pm: Secured alongside SS Kendal Castle. Discharged 18 oil drums and received 1,000 petrol tins.


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23 June 1915

Mafia I.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.75 (approx)

All day: Hands carrying on with armour plating and painting and placing mats and hammocks on upper deck.

5.30pm: C-in-C visited.


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24 June 1915

Mafia I.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.75 (approx)

7.0am: Discharging oil drums to SS Kendal Castle.

9.30am: Exercised 6" gun crews and control parties at indirect firing over Barakuni I.

4.30pm: Exercised indirect firing with 1" aiming.

6.50pm: Weighed and proceeded with HMS Mersey’s motor boats ahead, exercising sweeping.

7.30pm: Secured.


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25 June 1915

Mafia I.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.75 (approx)

7.05am: Carried out indirect firing over Barakuni I. with 6” guns.

All day, exercising gun crews and control parties, hands remaking wire hawsers and rigging splinter netting.


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26 June 1915

Mafia I.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.75 (approx)

Exercised mooring ship* and indirect firing, hands rigging armour plating and splinter netting.

Received bosun’s stores from HMS Hyacinth and her shipwrights working aboard.

* Mooring as in anchoring head and stern for firing at a static target. This is achieved by dropping out a stern anchor while under way on the desired heading and allowing the desired scope to run out before checking the way. Then the bow anchor is dropped and the ship hauled astern until it is midway between the two anchors. Easy in theory, very difficult in practice.


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27 June 1915

Mafia I.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.75 (approx)

5.35pm: Weighed and proceeded to Tirene Bay.

8.0pm: Secured alongside HMFM Trent in Tirene Bay.


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28 June 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Discharging stores to HMFM Trent and embarking stern anchor from same.

Control parties exercised aeroplane signalling.


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29 June 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.0am: Cast off from HMFM Trent and anchored. Lost overboard, stern anchor and 3" wire reel. Exercised general quarters. Exercised indirect firing with full charges, aeroplane spotting.

10.0am: Recovered stern anchor and 3” wire. Hands refitting and rigging defences in parts of ship.

1.20pm: Diver recovered reel.

In pm: Hands reeling up wire hawsers, stowing petrol tins in storerooms and cleaning guns.


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30 June 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Coaling from SS Cliftonhall (Clifton Hall in log), received 70 tons.

Exercising gun layers, trainers, sight setters and control parties.


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LOGS FOR JULY 1915

(Mafia Island, in action in the Rufiji River, Zanzibar)


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Cover, Adm. 53/59834, signed Lt (N) V Griffith.

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Dated 8th August 1915, signed Captain EJA Fullerton, RN.

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 Aneroid barometer, J Hicks 913.

Air thermometers, Hicks 786, 4th September 1914. Casella 555, 4th November 1914.

Sea thermometer, Kelvin & White, 8th August 1914 to 15th July 1915. Casella 701, 15th to 31st July 1915.


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1 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.40am: Exercised gun crews and control parties, hands clearing storerooms.

4.0pm: Carried out indirect firing with full charges, aeroplane spotting.


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2 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.35am: Weighed and carried out indirect firing, full charges, aeroplane spotting.

9.0am: Hands embarking bags of sand from dhows, stowing same.

1.0pm: Hands placing sandbag protection.

4.0pm: Carried out indirect firing, full charges aeroplane spotting.


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3 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.0am: Hands stowing petrol tins, placing hemp hawser protection and reeling up wires.

9.0am: Hands transfering spare gear and stores to HMFM Trent, placing sand bag protection.

11.0am: Six ratings joined from HMS Hyacinth.

In pm: Hands transferring spare gear and stores to Trent, placing sand bag protection. Received 2,000 petrol tins.


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4 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

In am: Hands stowing petrol tins on mess deck and transfering spare gear and personal effects to HMFM Trent. Reeving boats’ falls.


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5 July 1915

Mafia I. to Rufiji Delta.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

In am: Hands stowing petrol tins, transferring spare gear to HMFM Trent and placing plates, hammocks and awnings for protection.

6.40pm: Cast off from Trent and proceeded for anchorage off Kikunya mouth.

10.27pm: Anchored 7.5 miles N50E from Kikunya mouth.


Excellent interactive maps of the Konigsberg action at

http://www.richthofen.com/konigsberg/flash/index_map_rufiji_01.htm

http://www.richthofen.com/konigsberg/flash/index_map_rufiji_02.htm


And the full account of the action at our own

WW1Battle1507KonigsbergAction.htm


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6 July 1915

Kikunja Mouth up river and return.

Lat -7.835, Long 39.3

4.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.40am: Opened fire on banks with light guns. Enemy returned fire.

5.50am: Entered river.

6.23am: Stopped, let go stern anchor and moored, four miles above Ras Simba Uranga.

6.48am: Opened indirect fire with 6" on Königsberg, aeroplane spotting.

6.57am: Enemy opened fire from SMS Königsberg.

7.35am: HMS Mersey hit and shifting billet.

8.0am: Mersey moored.

8.20am: Königsberg’s fire very accurate.

8.22am: Commenced dragging.

8.43am: Ceased firing.

8.50am: Weighed and shifted billet.

9.45am: Moored.

9.57am: Opened fire on Königsberg.

10.0am: Königsberg's fire diminishing.

11.33am: Ceased firing.

11.34am: Unmoored, shifted billet to decrease range.

12.13pm: Moored and opened fire on Königsberg.

1.0pm: Ceased firing.

1.39pm: Unmoored.

1.45pm: Sighted aeroplane. Floating object, thought possibly a mine, interfered with mooring.

2.30pm: Opened fire on Königsberg.

2.40pm: Königsberg's fire feeble.

3.27pm: Ceased firing.

3.45pm: Unmoored. Lost by accident the bower anchor, 50 fms of 3 ½” steel wire and several hundred fathoms of cordage.

3.50pm: Proceeded full speed down river.

4.15pm: Cleared Kikunya mouth, course for rejoining HMFM Trent off Koma I.

5.50pm: Secured alongside Trent.


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7 July 1915

Koma I. to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.75, Long 39.55

8.0am: Divers clearing starboard propellor.

10.15am: Cast off from HMFM Trent and proceeded with port engine in tow of tug Blackcock.

1.30pm: Slipped Blackcock, secured alongside Trent. Hands disembarking empty cylinders and ammunitioning ship. Diver clearing starboard propellor.


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8 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

In am: Disembarking empty cartridges, ammunitioning ship, diver clearing starboard propeller.

In pm: Hands stowing and fuzing ammunition, diver working on propeller.


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9 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

All day: Hands replacing gear and embarking provisions, diver working on propeller. Coaling from SS Kendal Castle, received 40 tons.


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10 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.0am: Hands placing kedge anchors, reeving mast rope and fitting crows nest.

8.35am: Carried out calibration of 6" guns, sent up topmast.


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11 July 1915

Mafia I. to Rufiji Delta.

Lat -7.73, Long 39.31

Position above is off Kikunja mouth.

7.50am: Cast off from HMFM Trent and proceeded in tow of tug Blackcock.

10.27am: Slipped Blackcock.

11.35am: Opened fire with fore 6” on boat crossing entrance and on banks with light guns.

11.36am: Enemy opened fire from banks.

11.45am: Entered river.

12.12pm: Königsberg opened fire, shots falling short.

12.23pm: Anchored and moored five miles above Ras Simba Uranga.

12.30pm: Opened fire with 6” on Königsberg, indirect fire, aeroplane spotting. Königsberg’s fire very accurate.

12.39pm: Commenced hitting Königsberg.

12.52pm: Aeroplane hit and descended, crew rescued.

12.54pm: An enormous explosion in Königsberg.

1.0pm: Königsberg ceased fire.

1.47pm: Ceased fire. HMS Mersey passed up river to decrease range.

2.0pm: Unmoored and anchored in midstream in sight of Mersey.

2.09pm: Mersey moored and opened fire.

2.30pm: Sent up topmast, observed Königsberg heavily on fire.

2.55pm: Weighed and proceeded down river in company with Mersey.

4.30pm: In tow of Blackcock, course for Tirene Bay.

5.0pm: HMS Weymouth flying C-in-C’s flag closed. Cheered ship.

7.50pm: Secured alongside Trent.


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12 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

In am: Hands replacing furniture store from HMFM Trent and embarking personal effects.

In pm: Hands transferring sand bags, oil drums and tins to SS Kendal Castle.


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13 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

In am: Hands transferring sand bags to SS Kendal Castle and clearing storerooms of petrol tins.

In pm: Make and mend.


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14 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

In am: Coaling ship, received 100 tons.

10.10am: C-in-C visited ship.

12.40pm: Secured alongside HMFM Trent, hands to make and mend.


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15 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Hands unrigging armour protection, shipping guard rails, embarking provisions, transferring armour plates to HMFM Trent and replacing gear.


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16 July 1915

Tirene Bay to Niororo I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

In am: Hands transferring armour plates to HMFM Trent and replacing gear from same.

2.10pm: Proceeded out of Tirene Bay.

4.15pm: Stopped and anchored, landed recreation party. (presumably on Niororo I.)


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17 July 1915

Niororo I. to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.4

4.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 7 09S, Long 39 38E.

4.19pm: Anchored, Zanzibar harbour.


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18 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

10.0am. Discharged Mr Baker, mate* (E) to HMS Weymouth.

* Mate was a rating revived in 1913 for the accelerated promotion of promising ratings. Mates ranked with sub-lieutenants but messed separately. In 1931 the title was abandoned again, and mates were re-mustered as sub-lieutenants.


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19 July 1915

Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Native shipwrights on board refitting ship and removing armour plating.

Hands scraping, red leading and painting ship’s side. Working party to HMS Laconia for ammunition.

In pm: Hands painting ship and stowing ammunition.


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20 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Native shipwrights on board refitting ship. Hands painting, transferring armour plates to dhow and drawing stores from HMFM Trent.

Discharged one SBA to hospital.

5.55pm: Received diving gear from Trent.


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21 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Native shipwrights on board refitting ship. Diver examining ship’s bottom.

 

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22 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Native shipwrights on board refitting ship. Diver examining underwater fittings.

 

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23 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Native shipwrights on board refitting ship.

10.10am: C-in-C visited.


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24 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Native shipwrights on board refitting ship.


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25 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Sunday routine, church parties and leave in the pm.


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26 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.15am: Native workers on board.

8.45am: Landed two ratings for dental treatment.

9.15am: Ammunition lighter alongside. Hands embarking and stowing ammunition.

5.0pm: One AB joined from HMW Salamander* for medical treatment.

* Salamander, an armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Krabben.


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27 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.30am: Native workers on board.

Hands painting fore mess decks, refitting awnings and scraping pitch on boat deck.

1.30pm: One rating returned from hospital.


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28 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.20am: Native workers on board.

Hands painting ship, painting first gig, cleaning out magazines and shell rooms and drawing stores from HMFM Trent.

4.0pm: Read warrants Nos 42 and 43.


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29 July 1915

Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: Working party to HMFM Trent, clearing and cleaning storerooms.

Hands painting No 1 messdeck and drawing stores from HMS Laconia.


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30 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.0am: Landed party for dental treatment.

Hands painting mess decks and replacing gig’s davits. Working parties aboard HMFM Trent and HMS Laconia.


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31 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Working party to HMFM Trent. Hands cleaning ship.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915

(Zanzibar, in action Tanga and local patrols)


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Cover, Adm. 53/59835, signed Lt (N) V Griffith.

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Dated 16th September 1915, signed Captain EJA Fullerton, RN.

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1 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Native workers aboard. Diver examining ship’s bottom.


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2 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands painting, cleaning, fitting screens and attending to diver.

Working party to HMFM Trent.


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3 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Sent working party to HMFM Trent.

6.15am: Divers examining ship’s bottom.

7.15am: Native workmen on board.

9.0am: Landed dental party.


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4 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: Sent working party to HMFM Trent.

8.45am: Two ratings joined from SS Barjora.


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5 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: Landed small arms company. (Presumably for range firing)

Hands scraping pitch and scrubbing canvas gear.


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6 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands cleaning, scraping, scrubbing and attending to the diver.


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7 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands cleaning, scraping, scrubbing and attending to the diver.


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8 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

1.32pm: Weighed and proceeded to go up on Malindi Spit.

4.40pm: Hands cleaning and scraping ship’s side and bottom.


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9 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In between tides, hands cleaning and painting ship’s bottom.


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10 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

2.30pm: Undocked and proceeded alongside HMFM Trent.

Hands embarking plates from Trent and fitting dressing lines. (These are lines running from stem to stern via the masthead to support flags when a ship “dresses overall”. This was probably done for the Mahonade festival celebrated by the Sultan of Zanzibar on 13th August. Vide log of HMS Mersey.)

6.45pm: Cast off from Trent and secured alongside SS Kendal Castle.


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11 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Coaling, received 143 tons.

4.50pm: Cast off from SS Kendal Castle and anchored.


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12 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Working party to HMFM Trent. Hands rigging armour plate protection on quarter deck.


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13 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.45am: Discharged Lt GA Scott RN to HMFM Trent.

1.30pm: Personal effects of the late Puais (?) ships steward sent to HMS Challenger.


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14 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands cleaning ship and rigging armour plating.


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15 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Sunday routine. In pm, furled awnings and prepared for sea.


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16 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded for adjustment of compasses.

9.30am: Swung ship for deviation of compasses.

10.55am: Weighed and proceeded for exercising control parties.

11.28am: Anchored.

1.30pm: Mr Bizzell, midshipman RNR, joined ship.

5.0pm: Hands drawing armour plate from SS Kendal Castle.


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17 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.45am: Hands rigging armour plate and mattress protection and remounting 4.7".


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18 August 1915

Zanzibar to Kokotoni. (Now Mkokotoni)

Lat -5.87, Long 39.25

Hands preparing ship for sea and action.

7.42am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.20am: Anchored.

5.50pm: Boarding parties came on board from HMS Challenger, 31 men and three officers.


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19 August 1915

Kokotoni to Tanga and Zanzibar.

Lat -5.4, Long 39.3

12.01am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.40am: Transferred boarding parties to HMWs Pickle (ex German Seeadler) and Fly (ex German Sturmvogel and probably the ship in this picture).

7.10am: Entered Tanga harbour.

7.20am: Opened fire on mine lighter. Enemy opened fire on whalers and Severn.

7.30am: Opened fire on German steamer Markgraf.

8.0am: Mine lighter blew up.

8.15am: Ceased firing.

9.05am: Shaped course South.

11.20am: Stopped. Transferred Mid. Bizzell to tug Sarah Jolliffe for passage to Zanzibar hospital.

3.30pm: Stopped. Sarah Jolliffe came alongside with fleet surgeon and confidential books.

4.15pm: Proceeded in tow of Sarah Jolliffe.

7.10pm: Slipped Sarah Jolliffe.

7.52pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

Wounded: Mid. RH Bizzell RNR M.5550, Off. Steward 3rd class FT Carrington 203069, AB L Arundel RFR B4199.


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20 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands replacing gear, unrigging armour plates on bridge, spreading awnings, cleaning up.

2.15pm: Received one rating from HMW Fly for medical treatment.


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21 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands cleaning ship and unrigging armour plate protection on fore bridge.


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22 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Sunday routine.


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23 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Hands reeving boat falls, refitting awnings, overhauling anchor gear and painting messdecks.

In pm: Hands refitting and mounting starboard 4.7".


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24 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

11.0am: Moved alongside SS Kendal Castle. Oiling ship, received 54 tons.

8.45pm: Received four bags of mails from Flag.


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25 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.25am: Coaling, received 60 tons.

1.30pm: Read warrant No 44. Discharged prisoner to flagship.


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26 August 1915

Zanzibar and at sea towards Tirene Bay.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands preparing for sea and rigging armour plate on fore bridge.

4.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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27 August 1915

At sea to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

11.04am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

2.35pm: HMAS Pioneer left.


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28 August 1915

Tirene Bay, on patrol and return.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

7.50am: Weighed and proceeded on patrol.

10.55am: Anchored, Kisimani Bcn, EbyS 2 cables.

3.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.18pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.


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29 August 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

3.30pm: Whaler Styx (ex Etoile) arrived.

3.55pm: HMW Echo (ex Barrowby) left.

4.10pm: Styx left.


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30 August 1915

Tirene Bay and patrolling.

Lat -8.2, Long 39.4

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 7 54S, Long 39 29.5E.

12.48pm: Anchored off Simaya I. Sent landing party, island deserted.

2.18pm: Weighed and proceeded towards Mafia I.

5.50pm: Anchored.


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31 August 1915

Patrolling at sea and at Tirene Bay.

Lat -8.0, Long 39.6 (approx)

7.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 7 55S, Long 39 35.5E.

8.55am: Secured alongside HMFM Trent. Provisioning and ammunitioning.

3.30pm: Cast off and proceeded.

5.30pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915

(Patrolling off Rufiji delta, in action Rufiji River, local patrols and Tirene Bay)


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Cover, Adm. 53/59836, signed Lt (N) V Griffith.

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Dated 3rd October 1915, signed Captain EJA Fullerton, RN.


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1 September 1915

Tirene Bay and on patrol to Okusa I. (Now Okuza I.)

Lat -8.3, Long 39.6

6.07am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.0am: Stopped and communicated with HMFM Trent and received one catamaran with two natives.

8.0am: Lat 7 52.75S, Long 39 36.5E

8.33am: Stopped off Kisimani Beacon, sent catamaran with two natives ashore.

11.35am: Anchored, off Okusa I.

1.15pm: Paid monthly money. Landed one native lighthouse keeper with water and provisions.

One native lighthouse keeper joined ship.


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2 September 1915

Okusa I. and on patrol to Songa Songa.

Lat -8.7, Long 39.4

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded for Mohoro Bay.

8.0am: Lat 8 20.5S, Long 39 24E.

8.50am: Slowed to cross bar of Utagite mouth. Altered course for Kilwa Kivinje.

12.35pm: Beach at Kilwa Kivinje appeared entrenched.

2.49pm: Anchored off Songa Songa.


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3 September 1915

Songa Songa to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 8 20.5S, Long 39 27.5E.

Noon: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

12.15pm: Tug Sarah Jolliffe alongside.

4.15pm: Sarah Jolliffe left.


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4 September 1915

Tirene Bay to Simba Uranga mouth and return.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

6.15am. Weighed and proceeded for Rufuji delta.

8.0am: Lat 7 45.5S, Long 39 33.5E.

9.30am: Off Simba Uranga mouth.

9.45am: General quarters. Observed boat pulling across entrance, men landed and entered hut, fired five shrapnel at hut.

10.10am: Altered course away from entrance for Tirene Bay.

4.02pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.


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5 September 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.10am: SS Kendal Castle arrived.

8.20am: Mr EC Towner, Mid. RNR, joined ship.

10.0am: HMW Echo arrived and left.

2.30pm: Landed recreation party.


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6 September 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.0am: HMW Styx left.

9.05am: SS Weissmann arrived.

11.55am: HMW Echo arrived.


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7 September 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.0am: Weighed and proceeded alongside SS Kendal Castle. Coaling, received 117 tons.

8.10am: HMW Styx arrived.

2.45pm: Cast off to anchor.

5.30pm: Tug Sarah Jolliffe alongside.

9.40pm: Sarah Jolliffe cast off and anchored.


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8 September 1915

Tirene Bay, on patrol to Koma I. and off Simba Uranga mouth.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.5

5.30am: Tug Sarah Jolliffe left.

10.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.12pm: Stopped, communicated with HMW Echo.

4.48pm: Anchored off Koma I.

8.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

10.08pm: Anchored off Simba Uranga mouth.


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9 September 1915

Simba Uranga mouth to Tirene Bay and return.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.03am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 7 45.5S, Long 39 33E.

9.47am: Anchored, Tirene Bay.

1.15pm: One stoker rejoined from HMS Challenger.

2.03pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.0pm: Anchored off Simba Uranga mouth.


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10 September 1915

Patrolling off Rufiji Delta.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.07am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 7 45.75S, Long 39 33.5E.

9.45am: Anchored in Tirene Bay. One rating rejoined from hospital.

11.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.56pm: Anchored off Koma I.

6.32pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.30pm: Anchored off Simba Uranga mouth.


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11 September 1915

Simba Uranga mouth to Koma I. and return.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.4

7.45am: Weighed and proceeded for Kwale I.

12.48pm: Anchored off Koma I.

6.29pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.40pm: Anchored off Simba Uranga mouth.


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12 September 1915

Simba Uranga mouth to Koma I. and return.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

7.52am: Weighed and proceeded for Koma I.

8.53am. Anchored.

6.02pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.31pm: Anchored off Simba Uranga mouth.


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13 September 1915

Simba Uranga mouth to Koma I. and return.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

7.50am: Weighed and proceeded for Koma I.

8.0am: Lat 7 39.5S, Long 39 24.5E.

10.15am: HMW Styx alongside.

10.55am: HMW Echo alongside.

11.40am. Styx cast off and proceeded.

12.10pm: Echo cast off and proceeded.

Water tanks emptied and cleaned.

4.07pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.55pm: Anchored.


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14 September 1915

Anchorage to Rufiji Delta and to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.6

4.05am: Weighed and proceeded for Simba Uranga.

4.30am: General Quarters.

5.15am: Entered Simba Uranga mouth.

5.20am: HMW Echo in action with enemy on banks.

5.31am: Passed Newbridge (a blockship sunk in November 1914 to contain the Könisberg) carrying away telephone wire.

5.45am: Sighted boat. Full speed.

5.55am: Captured boat with one white and four natives.

6.10am: Sighted and fired at steamer Wami, she escaping up Fissini Creek.

6.15am: Stopped off Salale, sent motor boat up Fissini Creek. Opened fire and destroyed store houses at Salale.

7.0am: Motor boat returned. Proceeded down river.

7.55am: Engaged enemy at mouth of Simba Uranga.

8.05am: Ceased firing.

8.25am: Echo closed. Stopped and sent fleet surgeon to Echo.

9.45am: Surgeon returned.

12.55pm: Alongside HMS Laconia in Tirene Bay, secured.

4.15pm: Cast off and anchored. Echo alongside.

5.30pm: Discharged four native prisoners to shore.

Wounded slightly, Yeoman of Signals D Greenshields, D144628.


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15 September 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.15am: SS Kendal Castle arrived.

7.45am: Tug Sarah Jolliffe arrived and secured alongside.

8.20am: HMS Laconia left.

Hands employed cleaning shell rooms and magazines, scraping and red leading, spreading awnings.

2.0pm: HMW Echo cast off and left.

3.0pm: Sarah Jolliffe cast off and left.


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16 September 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.15am: Eight carpenter ratings lent from HMS Challenger. Hands repairing starboard rigging, painting, cleaning down aloft.

1.40pm: SS Barjora arrived.

2.24pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

One ERA joined from Challenger, one AB discharged to Hyacinth.

4.35pm: Barjora left.

6.40pm: Discharged six carpenters to Challenger.


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17 September 1915

Tirene Bay to Simba Uranga mouth and return.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

5.30am: HMS’ Challenger and Hyacinth left.

7.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.15am: Stopped three miles off Simba Uranga entrance. Fired six 4.7” at left bank.

12.30pm: Altered course for Tirene.

3.40pm: Anchored, Tirene Bay.


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18 September 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

In am: Hands employed cleaning shell rooms and magazines.


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19 September 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Preparing for coaling, otherwise a quiet Sunday.


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20 September 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.05am: Shifted alongside SS Kendal Castle, coaling, received 110 tons.

2.55pm: Cast off to anchor.


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21 September 1915

Patrolling to North of Mafia and at anchor off Ras Bueni.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.7

8.15am: Tug Sarah Jolliffe alongside.

8.40am: HMW Styx arrived.

9.25am: Weighed and proceeded towards Niororo I.

3.55pm: Anchored off Ras Bueni.


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22 September 1915

Patrolling off Rufuji Delta and at Niororo I.

Lat -7.9, Long 39.5

5.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 7 55.5S, Long 39 39E.

8.20am: Niororo I. abeam, S 2 miles.

3.25pm: Sefo beacon abeam, SE 1 mile.

4.0pm: Evening quarters, read warrant no 45.

5.0pm: Stopped at buoy B2, sent boat to paint it black.

5.55pm: Anchored west of Niororo I.


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23 September 1915

Niororo I. and on patrol to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded to eastward on patrol.

11.20am: Secured alongside SS Kendal Castle, Tirene Bay.

1.15pm: Discharged one German prisoner (European) to SS Barjora.

5.50pm: Cast off to anchor.


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24 September 1915

Tirene Bay to Nyuni I.

Lat -7.9, Long 39.6

5.30am: SS Kendal Castle left.

8.20am: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

8.25am: Tug Sarah Jolliffe secured alongside.

8.55am: Discharged two carpenter ratings to Sarah Jolliffe for HMS Challenger.

10.15am: HMW Fly arrived.

10.35am: Hyacinth left.

11.40am: Weighed and proceeded for patrol to south and Nyuni I.

5.10pm: Anchored off Nyuni I.


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25 September 1915

Nyuni I. and on patrol to Okusa I.

Lat -8.4, Long 39.3

Latitude degrees in log is incorrect.

8.0am: Weighed and proceeded for Mohoro Bay.

Noon: Observed lookout platform in trees on Ras Samanga Fungu.

3.45pm: Anchored off Okusa I.


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26 September 1915

Okusa I. and on patrol to Nyuni I.

Lat -8.4, Long 39.6

7.12am: HMS Hyacinth closed. Discharged one ERA. One ERA joined.

7.20am: Hyacinth proceeded.

7.50am: Weighed and proceeded on patrol.

11.17am: Anchored, Nyuni I.


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27 September 1915

Nyuni I. and on patrol to Songa Songa.

Lat -8.8, Long 39.5

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded on patrol.

8.0am: Lat 8 30S, Long 39 28.5E.

4.18pm: Anchored, Songa Songa.


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28 September 1915

Songa Songa and on patrol to Kibondo anchorage.

Lat -8.3, Long 39.4

7.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.18pm: Anchored off Kibondo I.


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29 September 1915

Kibondo to Tirene Bay.

Lat -8.05, Long 39.71

In am: Motor boat away sounding out channel towards Chole I.

1.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.35pm: Anchored, Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

4.40pm: Tug Revenger alongside.

5.45pm: HMW Pickle left.


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30 September 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.0am: Tug Revenger cast off and proceeded.

9.25am: Secured alongside HMFM Trent. Hands embarking stores and ammunition. Discharged one SPO, one Pte RMLI and one Stoker1 to Trent for hospital.

12.05pm: Cast off to anchor.

2.30pm: Divers examining ship’s bottom.

5.26pm: HMW Pickle arrived.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915

(Tirene Bay and local patrols)


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Cover, Adm. 53/59837, signed Lt (N) V Griffith.

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Dated 5th November 1915, signed Captain EJA Fullerton, RN.


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1 October 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.05am: Coaling from Kendal Castle, received 122 tons.

8.20am: HMS Laconia left.

11.0am: HMW Fly arrived.

3.45pm: Kendal Castle left.


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2 October 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71


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3 October 1915

Tirene Bay on patrol and return.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded on patrol to southward.

7.30am: Stopped off Kisimani Beacon and embarked one native.

11.37am: Anchored, Tirene Bay.


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4 October 1915

Tirene Bay to Kibondo and return.

Lat -8.1, Long 39.7

8.40am: Weighed and proceeded for Kibondo anchorage.

9.43am: Stopped off Kisimani Beacon and embarked one native.

11.45am: Anchored.

2.18pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.55pm: Secured alongside HMFM Trent, embarking stores.


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5 October 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.0am: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

8.20am: HMW Fly arrived.

11.35am: HMW Pickle arrived.

3.0pm: Two ratings joined from Hyacinth.

3.45pm: Hyacinth left.

4.0pm: HMFM Trent left.

4.30pm: Pickle and Fly left.


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6 October 1915

Tirene Bay, on patrol to Rufiji delta and return.

Lat -8.0, Long 39.5

5.20am: Weighed and proceeded on patrol.

8.0am: Lat 7 56.5S, Long 39 29E.

11.0am: Off Ndahi mouth, a/c for Tirene.

3.25pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

3.40pm: HMW Pickle arrived.


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7 October 1915

Tirene Bay to Okusa and Ndahi mouth.

Lat -8.1, Long 39.6

6.30am: HMW Pickle left.

7.52am: Weighed and proceeded for Okusa I.

2.25pm: Anchored off Okusa I.

3.30pm: HMW Fly arrived.

8.55pm: Weighed and proceeded, N47W.


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8 October 1915

Ndahi mouth to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

12.05am: Anchored off Ndahi mouth.

4.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.0am: Secured alongside SS Kendal Castle in Tirene Bay.

9.40am: Tug Revenger alongside.


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9 October 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

In am: Hands cleaning magazines, painting 6” guns, cleaning boats and double bottoms.

4.0pm: HMS Laconia left.


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10 October 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

10.0am: HMFM Trent arrived.

12.30pm: HMWs Childers and Charon arrived.

1.55pm: Childers and Charon left.


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11 October 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.30am: HMFM Trent left.

In am: Sent party to SS Kendal Castle to splice hawsers.


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12 October 1915

Tirene Bay and on patrol to N Fanjove I.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.5

5.20am: Shifted alongside SS Kendal Castle.

8.17am: HMS Laconia and tug Revenger arrived.

9.45am. Cast off and proceeded on patrol towards Kwale and N. Fanjove Is.

5.28pm: Anchored off N Fanjove I.


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13 October 1915

N Fanjove I. and on patrol to Kwale I.

Lat -7.3, Long 39.6

8.35am: Weighed and proceeded towards mainland.

12.40pm: Stopped, captured one catamaran and two natives.

4.32pm: Anchored off Kwale I.


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14 October 1915

Kwale I. and on patrol to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.5

7.50am: Weighed and proceeded towards Rufiji Delta.

2.0pm: A/c for Tirene Bay.

3.20pm: Passed HMW Charon.

3.47pm: Anchored, Tirene Bay.

4.30pm: Discharged two native prisoners to shore.


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15 October 1915

Tirene Bay to Kibondo anchorage.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.50am: Coaling from SS Kendal Castle, received 102 tons.

8.0am: Tug Revenger arrived

9.55am: HMWs Childers and Charon arrived.

10.10am: One rating joined from HMS Challenger.

11.0am: One ERA left for Zanzibar.

1.55pm: Childers left.

2.20pm: Charon left.

4.05pm: Weighed and proceeded towards Kibondo.

5.45pm: Stopped, examined dhow.

7.05pm: Anchored, Kibondo anchorage.


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16 October 1915

Kibondo I.

Lat -8.05, Long 39.71

7.0am: Motor boats away sounding and buoying channel to Chole.

9.35am: Weighed and proceeded towards Chole.

10.35am: Anchored.


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17 October 1915

Kibondo I. to Chole I.

Lat -7.97, Long 39.76

8.50am: Weighed and proceeded for Chole.

10.0am: Anchored.


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18 October 1915

Chole I. to Tirene Bay.

Lat -8.05, Long 39.7

10.15am: Weighed and proceeded for Tirene.

2.35pm: Secured alongside HMFM Trent in Tirene Bay. Discharged 100 6" common shell. Received 100 6" Lyddite and provisions

4.55pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.


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19 October 1915

Tirene Bay to Boydu I.

Lat -7.9, Long 39.6

5.10am: HMS Hyacinth and HMFM Trent left.

8.0am: Tug Revenger and HMW Childers arrived.

9.0am: HMW Charon arrived.

10.0am: One midshipman joined for HMS Laconia.

11.10am: Weighed and proceeded for anchorage off Boydu.

1.30pm: Anchored.


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20 October 1915

Boydu I and on patrol to Okusa I.

Lat -8.1, Long 39.5

7.55am: Weighed and proceeded on patrol.

8.15am: Stopped, lowered skiff to rescue cat.

2.55pm: Stopped, sent boat to HMS Laconia.

6.12pm: Anchored, Okusa I.

4.45pm: Slow to investigate floating object.


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21 October 1915

Okusa I. to Tirene Bay.

Lat -8.0, Long 39.6

9.16am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.40pm: Anchored, Tirene Bay.

5.45pm: Discharged one midshipman to HMS Laconia (Mid B Brewster, vide log of Laconia).


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22 October 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.30am: Secured alongside HMS Laconia for provisions.

7.20am: HMFM Trent arrived.

8.40am: HMW Charon arrived.

9.40am: Secured alongside Trent, discharging empties, embarking provisions.

10.50am: Tug Revenger secured alongside.

12.30pm: Trent proceeded.

1.15pm: Charon proceeded.

2.50pm: HMW Childers (ex Norvegia) proceeded.

3.0pm: Laconia proceeded.

4.0pm: Revenger proceeded.

 

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23 October 1915

Tirene to Koma I. and return.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.4

1.45am: Dhow secured astern.

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded with dhow (natives for Koma aboard) in tow.

10.18am: Anchored, sent dhow ashore. Landed natives to catch cattle. (All in a day’s work for the Navy)

2.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.37pm: Anchored, Tirene Bay.


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24 October 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Sunday routine.


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25 October 1915

Tirene Bay to Koma I. and return.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.4

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.40am: Anchored off Koma I.

1.08pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.25pm: Anchored, Tirene bay.


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26 October 1915


Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.0am: Landed party to scrub foc’sle and after bridge awnings. (The largest awnings, more easily spread out on the beach)

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded to swing ship for compass deviation.

7.0am: HMS Laconia arrived.

7.30am: Tug Revenger arrived.

11.57am: Anchored.

12.55pm: HMW Childers sailed.

4.10pm: Revenger sailed.


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Left part of compass deviation page, signed by Captain EJ Fullerton and Lt V Griffiths.

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Right part of compass deviation page, dated 26th October 1915.

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Description and position of compass correctors.

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27 October 1915

Tirene Bay to Okusa I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

4.50am: HMS Laconia sailed.

6.40am: Coaling from SS Kendal Castle, received 102 tons.

10.30am: HMW Childers arrived.

12.30pm: Cast off and proceeded.

6.10pm: Anchored off Okusa I.


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28 October 1915

Okusa I.to Kilwa Kivinje and South Fanjove I.

Lat -8.7, Long 39.4

6.07am: Weighed and proceeded southward on patrol.

11.15am: General quarters, procceded slow off Kilwa Kivinje.

11.50am: Secured.

2.28pm: Anchored off South Fanjove I.


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29 October 1915

South Fanjove I. and on patrol to Songa Songa.

Lat -8.9, Long 39.55

7.52am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.55pm: Anchored west of Songa Songa.


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30 October 1915

Songa Songa and on patrol to Boydu I.

Lat -8.3, Long 39.4

5.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.40pm: Anchored off Boydu I.


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31 October 1915

Boydu I. to Msala mouth and Tirene.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded towards Msala mouth.

8.0am: Opened fire on lookout platform. Fired five shrapnel 6".

8.15am: Ceased fire. Proceeded for Tirene Bay.

10.45am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

11.20am: HMS Laconia arrived.

4.45pm: HMW Styx arrived.

4.50pm: HMW Childers sailed.

5.50pm: HMW Echo arrived.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915

(Tirene Bay, local patrols and Zanzibar)


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Cover, Adm. 53/59838, signed Lt (N) V Griffith.

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Dated 11th December 1915, signed Captain EJA Fullerton, RN.

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1 November 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.45am: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

9.30am: SS Kendal Castle arrived.

3.50pm: Hyacinth left.

4.40pm: HMS Laconia left.


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2 November 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

9.0am: HMW Echo arrived.

Hands painting ship, fitting boat’s gripes (lashings to secure boats for sea), restowing fore provision room.

2.30pm: Echo left.


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3 November 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.0am: HMW Styx arrived.

12.10pm: HMW Echo arrived.

Received 10 bags of mail and provisions from Echo.

12.55pm: Styx left.

1.15pm: Echo left.


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4 November 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

9.10am: Alongside SS Kendal Castle for drinking water.

Noon: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

1.35pm: Discharged two prisoners to Hyacinth.

2.0pm: One Sgt RMLI and one SBA joined from Hyacinth.

2.20pm: Hyacinth left.


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5 November 1915

Tirene to Kirongwe Bay

Lat -7.8, Long 39.7

7.15am: SS Barjora arrived.

7.55am: HMS Laconia arrived.

10.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.15pm: Anchored.


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6 November 1915

Kirongwe Bay to anchorage East of Barakuni I.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.8

9.37am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.0am: Anchored.


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7 November 1915

Barakuni I. to Tirene Bay

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.48am: Weighed and proceeded for Tirene.

10.52am: Anchored.

4.40pm: Echo proceeded.


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8 November 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.30am: HMW Echo arrived.

9.45am: SS Kendal Castle arrived.

12.30pm: Echo left.


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9 November 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Coaling from SS Kendal Castle, received 104 tons.


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10 November 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

4.45am: SS Barjora sailed.

Hands cleaning double bottoms and fitting boats gripes.

(The crews of both monitors clean the double bottoms, i.e. the space between the outer and inner hulls, far more often than normal. This is probably because their riveting was notoriously bad and they leak, so that even when pumped out they will be muddy.)


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11 November 1915

Tirene Bay and at sea.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.10am: HMW Echo arrived.

7.30am: HMS Pioneer arrived.

2.20pm: HMW Styx left.

3.0pm: Weighed and proceeded for Zanzibar, SS Kendal Castle in company.

8.0pm: Lat 7 26.5S, Long 39 41E.

11.35pm: Sighted HMS Hyacinth.


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12 November 1915

At sea to and at Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.0am: Lat 6 27S, Long 39 14.5E.

11.10am: Anchored in Zanzibar, three whalers in harbour.

5.0pm: HMW Childers left.

5.55pm: SS Kendal Castle left.


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13 November 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.20am: HMW Childers left.

Received one stern anchor.

5.05pm: HMWs Fly and Pickle left.


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14 November 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Sunday routine.


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15 November 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.20am: HMW Charon arrived.

Hands unshipping armour plates from ships side, cleaning fresh water tanks and painting boats.

10.30am: Discharged two ratings to hospital.

5.20pm: Charon left.


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16 November 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.40am: HMW Charon arrived.

10.0am: Charon left.

11.25am: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 48.


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17 November 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.15am: SS Kendal Castle arrived.

12.40pm: HMW Childers left.

3.30pm: Five seedies joined ship. (African muslim sailors, usually employed in menial jobs, locally hired on three year contracts.)


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18 November 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.30am: HMS Hyacinth left.

In am: Hands cleaning No 1 mess deck for fumigating and painting.

11.30am: Discharged five seedies to shore.

In pm: Seedies cleaning out aft 6'' shell room.

3.20pm: HMW Childers arrived.

4.0pm: SS Kendal Castle left.

4.30pm: HMW Charon arrived.

5.0pm: Hyacinth returned.


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19 November 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.30am: HMW Childers arrived.

7.05am: Childers proceeded.

7.30am: HMS Hyacinth proceeded.

11.15am: HMWs Salamander and Rattler ( ex Splint and later renamed Prattler) arrived.

3.40pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

4.10pm: Childers returned.

5.15pm: Childers left.


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20 November 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.55am: HMW Childers arrived.

7.0am: Received dismounting bogies from HMS Challenger.

Hands dismounting after 6” gun and painting messdecks.

8.0am: SS Kendal Castle arrived.

10.30am: Childers proceeded.

In pm: Hands replacing side armour plates and dismounting aft 6"gun.

6.10pm: HMWs Salamander and Rattler proceeded.


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21 November 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.20am: HMS Challenger proceeded.

Hands replacing mess gear in fore mess deck and replacing side armour plates.

2.15pm: HMWs Echo and Styx arrived.


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22 November 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.35am: HMW Charon arrived.

All day: Hands working on 6” guns, fitting windsails and replacing side armour plates.

11.0am: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

11.10am: Charon proceeded.

2.30pm: One SPO rejoined from hospital.

3.40pm: HMS Thistle arrived.


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23 November 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.0am: HMS Hyacinth proceeded.

6.45am: HMW Charon arrived.

Hands provisioning ship, returning empties, replacing and repainting side armour plates.

11.25am: Charon proceeded.

2.45pm: HMS Thistle proceeded.


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24 November 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Coaling from SS Kendal Castle, received 77 tons.

6.40am: HMW Childers arrived.

10.20am: Discharged one Pte RMLI to hospital.

2.45pm: One Stoker rejoined from hospital.

Discharged 6” dismounting gear.


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25 November 1915

Zanzibar and at sea to Mafia.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.25am: Discharged one interpreter and five seedies to HMS Hyacinth.

10.40am: HMW Fly arrived.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, SS Kendal Castle one mile astern.

8.0pm: Lat 6 26.5S, Long 39 11.5E.


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26 November 1915

At sea to and at Mafia Id.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.0am: Lat 7 33S, Long 39 42E.

11.35am: Anchored, Tirene Bay.

4.0pm: HMS Pioneer proceeded.

4.20pm: HMW Salamander proceeded.


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27 November 1915

Mafia I. to Simaya I.

Lat -8.2, Long 39.4

6.09am: Weighed and proceeded towards Msala mouth.

8.0am: Lat 7 53S, Long 39 30E.

8.55am: Slow off Kiassi mouth.

3.42pm: Anchored off Simaya I.


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28 November 1915


Simaya I. to Songa Songa I. (Now Songo Songo.

Lat -8.5, Long 39.5

7.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.45am: Anchored.


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29 November 1915


Songa Songa to Tirene Bay

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.0am: Lat 8 15.5S, Long 39 30.5E.

4.50am: Weighed and proceeded for Tirene bay.

12.13pm: Anchored.

2.0pm: HMW Salamander arrived.

3.20pm: Salamander and Rattler left.

3.45pm: HMS’ Hyacinth and Pioneer left.


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30 November 1915

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.0am: Weighed and proceeded towards Sefo Shoal for adjusting compasses.

10.55am: Anchored.

4.25pm: SS Kendal Castle left.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915

(Tirene Bay and local patrols)


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Cover, Adm. 53/59839, signed Lt (N) V Griffith.

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Dated 2nd January 1916, signed Captain EJA Fullerton, RN.


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1 December 1915

Tirene Bay and on patrol to Fanjove I.

Lat -8.4, Long 39.4

5.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.25am: Passed HMW Salamander, steering North.

8.0am: Lat 8 05S, Long 39 34E.

2.50pm: Sighted HMS’ Hyacinth and Pioneer, hull down, bg EbN.

3.50pm: Anchored off South Fanjove I.


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2 December 1915

South Fanjove I. to Kilwa Kivinge and Mange Shoal.

Lat -8.7, Long 39.4

7.50am: Weighed and proceeded for Kilwa Kivinge. (Now Kilwa Kivinje)

8.0am: Lat 8 34.5S, Long 39 33.5E.

9.0am: Sighted floating object on port bow.

9.20am: Hands to General Quarters.

9.25am: Stopped lowered boat to pick up object (toy catamaran).

8.0pm: Lat 8 07S, Long 39 35E.

8.20pm: Anchored, Mange shoal bg N50E 3 miles.


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3 December 1915

Mange Shoal to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.30am: Anchored, Tirene bay.

8.0am: HMW Rattler arrived.

10.10am: Commenced coaling from SS Kendal Castle. Received 97 tons.

2.0pm: HMWs Salamander and Rattler left.

5.45pm: Rattler returned.


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4 December 1915

Tirene to Barakuni and Niororo I.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.8

5.40am: HMW Rattler left.

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded for Barakuni.

7.40am: Sighted HMS Thistle.

8.0am: Lat 7 43.5S, Long 39 45.75E.

8.20am: Anchored near HMS Pioneer.

9.10am: Thistle arrived.

10.20am: One medical case joined from Thistle.

11.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.52pm: Stopped at Shingumbili Buoy to communicate with dhow.

3.22pm:  Anchored off Niororo I.


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5 December 1915

Niororo I. and on patrol to North Fanjove I.

Lat -7.3, Long 39.6

7.50am: Weighed and proceeded to Northward.

8.0am: Lat 7 35.5S, Long 39 40.5E.

9.45am: Communicated with HMW Rattler.

4.55pm: Anchored off North Fanjove I.

 

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6 December 1915

North Fanjove I. to Shungumbili I.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.4

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.55pm: Anchored off Shungumbili I.


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7 December 1915

Shungumbili I. to Tirene and anchorage on Fawn Bank.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 7 45S, Long 39 41E.

9.40am: Secured alongside SS Kendal Castle.

One marine rejoined from hospital. Lost overboard two hazel rod fenders.

3.55: Cast off and proceeded to northward.

8.0pm: Lat 7 32.5S, Long 39 41E.

9.20pm: Anchored on Fawn Bank.


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8 December 1915

Fawn Bank to Latham I.

Lat -7.0, Long 39.6

6.02am: Weighed and proceeded northward.

8.0am: Lat 7 20.5S, Long 39 36.5E.

5.30pm: Anchored off Latham I.


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9 December 1915

Latham I. to Koma I.

Lat -7.2, Long 39.6

6.19am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 6 57S, Long 39 46E.

3.25pm: Anchored off Koma I.


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10 December 1915

Koma I. to Simba Uranga mouth and Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.5

7.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 7 31.5S, Long 39 23E.

10.30am: Standing in towards Simba Uranga mouth.

11.30am: A/c away from Simba Uranga mouth and towards Sefo Shoal.

2.53pm: Anchored off Sefo shoal.

4.0pm: Landed bathing party. Hands mounting machine guns, refitting awnings and painting aft 6” gun.

5.37pm: Weighed and proceeded for Tirene.

6.37pm: Anchored.


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11 December 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Hands to clean, paint ship’s side and seedie boys scraping weed off water line.

7.50am: HMS Pioneer arrived.

8.40am: HMS Hyacinth arrived. Three seamen RNR joined from Hyacinth.

11.45am: HMWs Salamander and Rattler arrived.

2.15pm: Hyacinth proceeded. Manned and cheered ship. (A particular honour, as a farewell to Rear Admiral King-Hall who is relinquishing his post as C-in-C Africa station.)

3.0pm: One telegraphist joined from Pioneer.

4.0pm: Rattler proceeded.

4.20pm: Pioneer proceeded.


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12 December 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Sunday routine.

5.30pm: Landing parties told off.


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13 December 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.50am: Landed small arm company. Exercised hands on board at GQs.

7.40am: Small arm company returned.

4.10pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant no 49.

4.30pm: Ships company attended medical lecture.


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14 December 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

9.35am: SS Kendal Castle arrived.

9.55am: HMW Fly arrived.

11.30: HMW Pickle arrived.

1.55pm: Fly left.

2.15pm: Pickle left.

4.0pm: Kendal Castle left.

4.10pm: Evening Quarters. Read Articles of War.


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15 December 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.30am: HMS Pioneer arrived.

9.0am: SS Ventmoor arrived.

5.35pm: Two ratings from Pioneer joined to await passage to hospital.


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16 December 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.15am: SS Barjora arrived.

9.45am: HMS Pioneer left.

3.05pm: Barjora left.


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17 December 1915

Tirene to Kirongwe.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.15am: SS Kendal Castle arrived.

9.0am: Secured alongside Kendal Castle, commenced coaling. Received 136 tons.

9.35am: HMS Thistle and HMW Fly arrived.

11.0am: HMW Pickle arrived.

3.30pm: Cast off and proceeded.

5.10pm: Anchored.


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18 December 1915

Kirongwe to Niororo I.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.8

7.55am: Weighed and proceeded towards Niororo I.

10.45am: Anchored.


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19 December 1915

Niororo I. to N. Fanjove I.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.7

10.59am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.50pm: Anchored off N Fanjove I.


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20 December 1915

N Fanjove I. and on patrol to Sefo Shoal.

Lat -7.3, Long 39.6

7.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 7 20.5S, Long 39 28E.

5.05pm: Anchored.

5.35pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.55pm: Anchored off Sefo Shoal.


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21 December 1915

Sefo Shoal to Okusa I. and Tirene Bay.

Lat -8.1, Long 39.6

4.55am: Weighed and proceeded southward.

6.25am: Passed Pickle and Fly steering North.

8.0am: Lat 8 09.5S, Long 39 35.25E.

8.45am: Stopped and anchored off Okusa I. Received two ratings (wounded) from HMS Pioneer.

10.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.10pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay. Discharged wounded ratings to HMS Thistle.


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22 December 1915

Tirene Bay to Nyuni I.

Lat -8.1, Long 39.5

7.50am: Weighed and proceeded for Msala mouth.

8.0am: Lat 7 52.5S, Long 39 39.75E.

3.30pm: Anchored off Nyuni I.


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23 December 1915

Nyuni I. to Tirene Bay.

Lat -8.4, Long 39.6

11.38am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.22pm: Sighted HMS Challenger.

5.50pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

6.0pm: SS Kendal Castle arrived.


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24 December 1915

Tirene Bay to Pumbaru I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.0am: Received from HMS Challenger one portable WT set.

8.0am: HMS Pioneer arrived.

8.15am: HMW Pickle arrived.

9.15am: Secured alongside SS Kendal Castle for water.

12.02pm: Cast off and proceeded for southward.

12.25pm: Returned to harbour and anchored.

1.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.20pm: Sighted HMW Echo on starboard bow.

7.15pm: Anchored off Pumbaru I.


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25 December 1915

Anchorage to Kilwa Kivinge and South Fanjove I.

Lat -8.6, Long 39.5

6.25am: HMW Echo passed.

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded for Kilwa Kivinge.

8.0am: Lat 8 34.5S, Long 39 25E.

10.43am: Echo came alongside and transferred Flag Commander to her.

12.52pm: Anchored off S Fanjove I.

Whilst approaching anchorage observed shoal water. On examination discovered a rock (coral) with 7 ft of water over it at LWOS. Light House bearing 57º (N63E mag.) 1.35m.


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26 December 1915

S. Fanjove I.

Lat -8.6, Long 39.6

Sunday routine.


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27 December 1915

S Fanjove I. to anchorage off Kisimani Beacon.

Lat -8.5, Long 39.4

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded for Gingwera River.

8.0am: Lat 8 41S, Long 39 27E.

Hands cleaning out 4.7” shell room, gauging and cleaning shell, foc’sle men surveying port cable, training classes dismounting 3 pdr.

5.45pm: Anchored off Kisimani Beacon.


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28 December 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

12.45am: One catamaran and three natives arrived on board.

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded into Tirene Bay.

9.0am: Secured alongside SS Kendal Castle. Coaling ship, received 130 tons.

10.50am: One case medical stores discharged to HMS Thistle.

4.57pm: Thistle left.

5.20pm: Kendal Castle left.


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29 December 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.40am: HMFM Trent arrived.

9.0am: Went alongside Trent, hands dismounting 3 pdr guns, taking in stores etc.

2.15pm: Trent left.


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30 December 1915

Tirene to Rufiji and Shungumbili I.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

6.27am. Weighed and proceeded for Simba Uranga mouth.

8.0am: Lat 7 47.5S, Long 39 34E.

11.30am: Chased and captured catamaran with one native.

4.08pm: Anchored off Shungumbili I.


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31 December 1915

Shungumbili to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.20am: Weighed and proceeded for Tirene.

8.0am: Sighted Fly.

8.0am: Lat 7 46S, Long 39 41E.

9.17am: Secured to SS Kendal Castle.

1.35pm: HMW Fly proceeded.

3.30pm: Discharged one hospital case to Kendal Castle.

4.05pm: Kendal Castle proceeded.

4.45pm: Discharged one native with catamaran.


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS SEVERN 1916

JP map SEVERN 1916

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916

(Tirene Bay, Zanzibar and local patrols)


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Cover, Adm. 53/59840, signed Lt (N) V Griffith.

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 Dated 5th February 1916, signed Captain EJA Fullerton, RN.


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1 January 1916

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Hands cleaning ship and painting.


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2 January 1916

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

10.30am: HMWs Childers and Charon arrived.

11.40am: Childers sailed.

11.55am: Charon sailed.

4.35pm: Charon returned.

4.45pm: Charon sailed.


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3 January 1916

Tirene Bay, Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

In am:  Exercised laying out stern anchor. Lost overboard by accident, one 1 3/8th” anchor shackle,

1.30pm: Received on board 10 rifles from Residency for repairs.


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4 January 1916

Mafia I. and at sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.40am: SS Barjora arrived.

8.40am: SS Kendal Castle arrived.

8.45am: HMS Thistle and HMW Charon arrived.

Hands surveying starboard cable.

One SBA rejoined from hospital.

2.05pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.20pm: A/c NE, shifted to hand steering.

5.50pm: Shifted to steam steering, a/c N8E. Kendal Castle stationed one mile astern.

8.0pm: Lat 7 23S, Long 39 40E.

10.45pm: Sighted light on port beam, challenged, no reply.


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5 January 1916

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

12.14pm: Anchored.

4.15pm: Two S/Lts RNR joined ship.


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6 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands cleaning down aloft and painting waterline.

TCs stripping 4.7” mounting and painting mess decks.

5.0pm: SS Kendal Castle sailed.


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7 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: Landed marine detachment.

8.0am: Marines returned.

Hands embarking 3 pdr ammunition. Received one 4.7" howitzer gun. TC mounting 4.7” howitzer.

Discharged one WT rating to HMW Fly.


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8 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.50am: SS Kendal Castle arrived.

4.10pm: Read warrant no 50.


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9 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

11.30am: HMW Pickle left. HMWs Salamander and Rattler arrived.

1.30pm: Discharged three seamen RNR to HMW Fly.

4.50pm: Fly left.


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10 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.30am: Working party on board SS Kendal Castle refitting towing hawsers. Hands scraping and painting upper deck.

10.30am: Discharged one pte RMLI to hospital.

5.20pm: Kendal Castle proceeded.


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11 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Training classes at ammunition instruction. Hands refitting boat falls and scraping water line.


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12 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.0am: HMS Challenger arrived.

8.35am: SS Kendal Castle arrived and made fast alongside.

5.0pm: Discharged two acting S/Lts RNR to Hyacinth for Zanzibar.


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13 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.15am: Coaling, received 93 tons.

9.0am: Discharged one acting S/Lt RNR to HMW Rattler, one ditto joined from same.


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14 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Received eight drums of oil and three tons of paraffin.

7.50am: HMW Pickle arrived.


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15 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.0am: HMS Challenger arrived.

7.15am: HMW Fly arrived.

9.15am: Three RNR seamen returned from Fly.

10.0am: Held Court Martial on board.

11.30am: One RFR rating joined.

3.0pm: Court Martial dissolved.

3.20pm: Discharged one rating to Challenger.

8.40pm: HMWs Salamander and Rattler left.


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16 January 1916

Zanzibar and at sea towards Kisite.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.25am: HMW Fly arrived.

2.20pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

3.30pm: HMW Styx arrived.

4.0pm: HMW Echo arrived.

5.22pm: Weighed and proceeded, SS Kendal Castle in company.

8.0pm: Lat 5 56.5S, Long 39 10E.


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17 January 1916

At sea to Kisite.

Lat -4.8, Long 39.3

8.0am: Lat 5 03.5S, Long 39 13E.

9.40am: Stopped, fired seven rounds at Tripod on Boma Peninsula.

1.50pm: Anchored off Kisite.

2.45pm: HMS Mersey arrived.

4.10pm: Read warrant no 51.


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18 January 1916

Kisite.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

Hands painting mess decks and aft storeroom flat, repairing awnings.

Gun layers at .303 target practice.


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19 January 1916

Kisite, on patrol and return.

Lat -4.8, Long 39.3

3.0am: HMS Mersey left.

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 4 52.5S, Long 39 16.5E.

9.0am: HMWs Salamander and Rattler took station on port and starboard quarters.

9.15am: Anchored.

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.22pm: Anchored off Kisite.


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20 January 1916

Kisite to anchorage in Kwale Bay.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

6.45am: Secured alongside HMS Challenger, hands embarking provisions and stores.

8.0am: HMW Rattler arrived.

8.45am: Challenger left.

10.45am: Rattler left.

1.05pm: Weighed and proceeded towards mainland and Tanga Bay.

4.46pm: Ulenge LH, bg N70W, 9 cables.

5.13pm: Anchored.


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21 January 1916

Kwale Bay to Pungutiayu I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

6.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 4 54S, Long 39 14E.

11.45am: Anchored off Wasin village.

3.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.35pm: Anchored off Pungutiayu I.

7.15pm: Hands to General Quarters, sighted light to seaward.

7.18pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.45pm: A/c for anchorage.

8.12pm: Anchored.


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22 January 1916

Pungutiayu I. to Gaze Bay.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

6.03am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 4 34S, Long 39 28.25E.

9.25am: Anchored.

3.30pm: Transferred Flag Commander to HMS Challenger, Challenger proceeded.


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23 January 1916

Gaze Bay to Kilindini, Mombasa.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

5.0am: HMS Challenger sighted steering northward.

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 4 21S, Long 399 37E.

8.0am: Challenger on starboard beam.

11.45am: Challenger proceeded south.

12.25pm: Anchored in Kilindini harbour.

In harbour, HMS Armadale Castle.


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24 January 1916

Kilindini, Mombasa.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

In am: Coaling from lighters, received 105 tons.

4.30pm: Discharged three seamen RNR to SS Barjora.


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25 January 1916

Kilindini, Mombasa to Wasin Channel.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded. Stopped at harbour entrance, Flag Commander came on board from HMS Challenger.

9.45am: Sighted HMFM Trent, steering NE’d.

1.54pm: Anchored. Landed SA (small arms) company.

2.50pm: HMWs Salamander and Rattler arrived.

3.30pm: Rattler left.

4.30pm: Landing party returned. Received 300 empty sand bags.

4.50pm: Weighed and proceeded for Pungutiayu anchorage.

6.17pm: Anchored.


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26 January 1916

Pungutiayu towards Tanga.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

2.0pm: HMFM Trent arrived. Secured to her port side and received fresh beef and ammunition. One ERA joined.

4.07pm: Cast off and proceeded Southward.

7.0pm: Anchored.


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27 January 1916

Patrolling in vicinity of Ulenge Light House.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.2 (approx)

8.0am: HMW Rattler arrived.

8.40am: HMW Salamander arrived.

9.50am: Weighed and proceeded, reconnoitring off Tanga.

11.55am: Anchored off south end of Kwale Bank.

Motor boat away sounding on Kwale Bank.


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28 January 1916

Kwale Bank to anchorage west of Pungutiachi.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded towards mainland and to Northward.

11.20am: Anchored.


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29 January 1916

Anchorage West of Pungutiachi.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

9.20am: HMW Salamander arrived.

11.0am: HMS Challenger arrived. Received fresh provisions.

Noon: Challenger left.

12.35pm: HMW Rattler arrived.

12.45pm: Rattler and Salamander left.


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30 January 1916

Anchorage West of Pungutiachi to Pungutiayu I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded towards Vanga.

9.0am: Reconnoitring off Vanga.

11.40am: Cleared Wasin Channel.

12.20pm: Anchored off Pungutiayu Id.

3.30pm: Landed recreation party.


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31 January 1916

Pungutiayu I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

Coaling from SS Kendal Castle. Received 55 tons.

Discharged one CERA to Kendal Castle.

9.30am: HMWs Salamander and Rattler arrived.

12 noon: Salamander and Rattler left.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916

(Northern patrol and Kilindini)


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Cover, Adm. 53/59841, signed Lt (N) V Griffith.

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 Dated 6th March 1916, signed Captain EJA Fullerton, RN.

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1 February 1916

Pungutiayu I. to Mansa Bay, Moa Bay and return.

Lat -4.77, Long 39.25

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded for Mansa Bay.

7.30am: Sighted two whalers.

8.0am: Lat 4 50S, Long 39 18E.

2.15pm: Anchored.


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2 February 1916

Wasin I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

6.40am: Gunlayers, sight setters and trainers at towing target practice (.303).

9.0am: Exercised general drills, out stern anchor, furl all awnings, abandon ship.

10.50am: Replaced gear. Hands hoisting boats, spreading awnings, reeling up hawsers etc.

2.50pm: HMWs Salamander and Rattler arrived.

4.0pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

4.30pm: Rattler left.

4.50pm: Salamander left.


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3 February 1916

Wasin I., exercising in Wasin Channel and return.

Lat -4.66, Long 39.39

7.30am: HMW Salamander arrived.

7.50am: Salamander left.

8.50am: HMS Challenger proceeded.

9.10am: Weighed and proceeded, exercising control parties for laying on Challenger and Salamander.

1.56pm: Anchored.


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4 February 1916

Wasin Island to Gaze Bay

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded for Gaze Bay.

10.37am: Anchored. Tested magazine flooding arrangements.


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5 February 1916

Gaze Bay.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

9.0am: Landed working party under Gunnery Lt for duty at Gaze Camp. Four hands fixing marks under Lt (N).

1.20pm: HMS Challenger arrived, received bread and vegetables. One seaman RNR rejoined.


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6 February 1916

Gaze Bay to Wasin I.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

9.20am: SS Barjora arrived. Secured to her for drinking water.

11.45am: Cast off and proceeded for Wasin I.

2.20pm: Anchored off Pungutiayu I.

5.25pm: Shifted anchorage to Wasin I.

6.15pm: HMS Challenger left.


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7 February 1916

Wasin I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

12.25pm: HMWs Pickle and Fly arrived.

1.45pm: Pickle and Fly left.


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8 February 1916

Wasin I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

Cleaning, painting, drill and filling maxim belts.


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9 February 1916

Wasin I. to Vanga and towards Tanga.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.3

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded towards mainland and Vanga.

8.0am: Lat 4 44S, Long 39 16E.

9.40am: Reconnoitring off Moa Bay.

12.30pm: Anchored off Fungu Nyama.


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10 February 1916

Fungu Nyama to Pungutiayu.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

4.50am: HMW Fly left.

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.57am: Anchored.

10.20am: HMS Challenger arrived. Discharged five Privates RMLI to her.

11.20am: Fly returned One ERA joined ship.

11.35am: Challenger left.

1.30pm: Fly left.

1.40pm: HMS Mersey arrived.


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11 February 1916

Pungutiayu to Mombasa.

Lat -4.2, Long 39.7

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 4 31S, Long 39 33E.

1.30pm: Secured alongside SS Barjora in Kilindini harbour, for drinking water.

HMS Challenger and HMW Fly in harbour.


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12 February 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

5.45am: HMW Fly proceeded.

2.0pm: HMFM Trent arrived.


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13 February 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

9.15am: HMS Challenger proceeded.

Working party to HMFM Trent for stores.


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14 February 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

10.30am: Three ratings joined from shore.

Received marines’ bedding from SS Barjora.

4.30pm: Discharged three seamen RNR for duties ashore.


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15 February 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

5.50am: HMFM Trent sailed.

In am: Exercised landing party and general quarters.


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16 February 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

Coaling, received 105 tons.

4.30pm: Discharged one Stoker to hospital.


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17 February 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

6.30am: HMS Armadale Castle arrived.

7.25am: HMS Pioneer arrived.

11.25pm: Pioneer left. Gun watch preparing ship for sea.


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18 February 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

6.35am: HMS Pioneer arrived.

Hands refitting awnings and windsails and painting.

1.15pm: HMW Fly arrived.

1.25pm: Pioneer proceeded.


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19 February 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

5.40am: HMW Fly left.

10.0am: Discharged native interpreter to hospital.

3.45pm: HMS Armadale Castle sailed.


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20 February 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

6.15am: HMS Vengeance arrived.

4.15pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

Received 5 ½” wire from SS Comrie Castle. Watch employed reeling it up.

7.10pm: Six ODs (Ordinary seamen) and five Stokers joined from Vengeance.


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21 February 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

9.15am: C-in-C visited ship.

11.0am: Discharged one AB to HMS Challenger.

Working party returning empties to Challenger.

1.20pm: HMWs Fly and Pickle arrived.

1.30pm: HMS Laconia arrived. Working party to Laconia for stores. Discharged two domestics to Laconia.

3.30pm: Discharged one armourer’s crew to Challenger and one seedie to shore.

4.15pm: Challenger left.

4.55pm: One ord. telegraphist joined from HMS Pioneer.

5.0pm: One armourer’s crew joined from HMS Vengeance.


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22 February 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

6.25am: HMWs Fly and Pickle left.

Hands scraping and painting armour plating of boats, refitting fenders and awnings and cutting out puttees for the landing party.

Seedies holystoning decks


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23 February 1916

Kilindini to Kisite.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded

8.0am: Lat 4 13S, Long 39 40E.

1.25pm: Sighted HMS Mersey anchored off Kisite.

3.12pm: Anchored off Kisite.


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24 February 1916

Kisite to Sii I. and Pungutiayu.

Lat -4.66, Long 39.39

5.30am: HMS Mersey left.

7.50am: Weighed and proceeded towards mainland and Vanga.

8.50am: Communicated with HMWs Pickle and Fly.

11.30am: Anchored off Sii I.

1.50pm: Fly left.

3.0pm: Pickle proceeded.

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.55pm: Anchored off Pingutiayu I.


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25 February 1916

Pingutiayu to Mwamba Shundu Shoal.

Lat -4.9, Long 39.3

7.50am: Weighed and proceeded towards mainland.

10.30am: Off Moa Bay entrance.

10.38am: Opened fire with starboard 4.7", 3 pdrs and all machine guns on fortified lookout position on Ras Kilifi.

12.26pm: Anchored.


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26 February 1916

Fungu Shundu to Pungutiayu.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded for adjustment of compasses.

8.0am: Lat 4 54S, Long 39 15E.

8.0am: Communicated with HMW Pickle.

One rating joined from Pickle for passage to HMS Mersey.

9.25am: Proceeded for Pungutiayu.

12.15pm: Anchored off Pungutiayu I.

1.15pm: Discharged one stoker to Pickle for passage to hospital.

1.36pm: Pickle sailed.


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27 February 1916

Pungutiayu.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

5.30am: SS Kendal Castle arrived and anchored. Secured alongside her.

Coaling, received 72 tons.

10.0am: Discharged one rating to Kendal Castle for HMS Mersey.


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28 February 1916

Pungutiayu to Gaze and Wasin.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded for Gaze.

9.10am: Anchored in Gaze Bay.

12.30pm: C-in-C (Rear Admiral Charlton) came on board and presented DCMs to five ratings.

(These medals were for the Königsberg action and although referred to as DCM in the log, must have been DSMs, Distinguished Service Medals.) Recipients:

Chief Petty Officer William J. Sercombe, ON 163215.

 Able Seaman George A. Hogg, ON 202097 (R.F.R.).

 Leading Telegraphist Percival Jacobs, ON J34831.

 Shipwright (2nd Class) William Sheppherd, ON 346098. Private Edward Redhead, RMLI (R.F.R.), Plym. 9481.

1.55pm: Weighed and proceeded out of Gaze Bay.

2.30pm: C-in-C transferred to HMS Vengeance.

2.38pm: Returned to Gaze Bay and anchored.

3.25pm: One military officer with native prisoner came aboard.

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to Wasin.

6.17pm: Anchored.


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29 February 1916

Wasin I. to Vanga and Mwanda Shundu.

Lat -4.8, Long 39.25

7.45am: Weighed and proceeded slow towards Vanga.

9.19am: Stopped and moored ship bow and stern.

9.35am: General Quarters.

9.57am: Opened fire with 6" and 4.7" on enemy camp.

10.15am: Ceased fire.

10.24am: Weighed and proceeded to South.

10.45am: Communicated with Childers.

1.20pm: Anchored off Mwamba Shundu reef.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1916

(Patrolling, in action in Mwambani Bay and Kwale Bay and to Kilindini)


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Cover, Adm. 53/59842, signed Lt (N) V Griffith.

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 Dated 13th April 1916, signed Captain EJA Fullerton, RN.

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1 March 1916

Mwamba Shundu to Sii Island.

Lat -4.66, Long 39.39

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded for Wasin Channel.

8.0am: Lat 4 45S, Long 39 16E.

8.42am: Stopped, sent away 1st motorboat and 1st gig to capture dugouts.

9.02am: Stopped, sent away 2nd motorboat and 2nd gig to capture dugouts.

9.10am: Proceeded towards Vanga.

9.35am: Stopped, communicated with HMW Childers.

10.19am: Proceeded towards Wasin.

11.07am: Anchored.

1.0pm: Boats returned with 11 dugouts and 19 native prisoners.


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2 March 1916

Sii Island to Gaze Bay.

Lat -4.6, Long 39.5

5.33am: Weighed and proceeded for Wasin Channel and Gaze.

6.10am: Stopped, captured one dugout with four natives off Shungilanzi Islet.

8.0am: Lat 4 33.5S, Long 39 28.5E.

9.20am: Anchored off Chale I.

9.40am: One military officer landed with one native prisoner.

1.30pm: Discharged 23 native prisoners and 11 dugouts to shore.


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3 March 1916

Gaze Bay to Sii Island.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

12.25pm: Weighed and proceeded for Wasin Channel and Sii I.

3.50pm: Anchored.


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4 March 1916

Sii Island to Fungu Nyama.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.2

8.52am: Weighed and proceeded to Southward.

10.50am: Slow, fired nine rounds 3 pdr at small force of Askaris in Muadrini Bay, dispersing them.

1.10pm: Anchored at Fungu Nyama.


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5 March 1916

Fungu Nyama to Pungutiayu

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.35am: Stopped, communicated with SS Barjora. Discharged four ratings for hospital, received fresh provisions.

7.06am: Proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 5 00.75S, Long 39 17E.

11.30am: Kisite W by N, 1.3 miles.

11.40am: Anchored.

1.40pm: HMW Childers arrived.

3.10pm. Childers left.

3.30pm: HMW Echo arrived.

3.40pm: Echo left.


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6 March 1916

Pungutiayu to Gaze Bay and Kilindini, Mombasa.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded for Gaze.

8.0am: Lat 4 33S, Long 39 28.5E.

9.33am: Anchored in Gaze Bay.

11.10am: HMS Mersey arrived.

Two ratings rejoined from hospital.

12.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.23pm: Anchored in Kilindini Harbour.

In harbour, HMS’ Vengeance, Thistle and Armadale Castle.


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7 March 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

Painting, cleaning, drill. Paid monthly money.


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8 March 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

In am: Motor boat carrying out trial towing lighters.

5.10pm: Sent entertainment party to HMS Vengeance.


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9 March 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

Coaling, with coolies from shore assisting. Received 104 tons.


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10 March 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

1.30pm: Read warrant No 52. Discharged one Stoker RNR to HMS Vengeance for cells.

Discharged two ABs RNR to Vengeance.

2.20pm: Three ratings joined ship.

5.30pm: HMS Armadale Castle sailed.


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11 March 1916

Kilindini and at sea.

Lat -4.6, Long 39.5

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

8.0am: Lat 4 15s, Long 39 38E.

9.0am: Observed steamer to eastward steering WSW. HMS Thistle investigated, found to be HS Ebani. Communicated correct position to her, she a/c for Mombasa.

10.15am: Sighted HMWs Echo and Childers, northbound.

10.45am: Sighted HMS Hyacinth.

8.0pm: Lat 5 19S, Long 39 13E.


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12 March 1916

At sea, Kokotoni harbour, Zanzibar harbour, to and at Pungume Patches.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

12.55am: Anchored in Kokotoni harbour.

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 5 48.5S, Long 39 11.75E.

12.20pm: Stopped in Zanzibar harbour and proceeded in company with HMS Mersey.

5.25pm: Anchored on Pungume Patch.


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13 March 1916

Pungume Patches to Dar-es-salaam and Zanzibar.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.4

4.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.20am: Challenged HMS Vengeance and Rattler.

8.0am: Lat 6 46S, Long 39 27.5E.

8.0am: Courses and speeds as requisite for reconnaissance off Dar-es-salaam.

Noon: Stopped, sent boat to Flag (Vengeance). Proceeded single line ahead.

2.05pm: Parted company, course for Zanzibar.

5.20pm: Anchored in Zanzibar harbour.

5.30pm: Discharged four ratings to hospital.

Sent working party to HMFM Trent for armour plates.


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14 March 1916

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam patrol.

Lat -6.3, Long 39.2

10.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.40am: Communicated with HMW Salamander.

7.0pm: Proceeded slow. Sounding on Mbudya Patches.

7.19pm: Anchored.


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15 March 1916

Off Dar-es-salaam, to and at Zanzibar.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.3

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded slow, reconnoitring off Dar-es-salaam.

8.0am: Lat 6 46.75S, Long 39 21.75E.

12.15pm: Anchored on Mbudya Patches.

3.35pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Lat 6 13.25S, Long 39 10.75e.

8.30pm: Anchored in Zanzibar Harbour.

 

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16 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Coaling from lighters, received 85 tons.

Embarking ammunition from HMFM Trent.


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17 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.10am: HMS Hyacinth sailed.

1st motor boat and 2nd gig exercised landing troops.

8.30pm: Lt Deaken, one NCO RMLI and 83 details KAR embarked.

10.0pm: HMW Salamander proceeded.


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18 March 1916

Zanzibar to ship channel Tanga.

Lat -5.6, Long 39.2

5.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 5 53S, Long 39 10.5E.

8.0am: HMS Mersey closed.

8.14am: Captain of Mersey (Cdr RA Wilson) boarded.

9.25am: Captain of Mersey returned.

Motor boats’ crews arming and rigging armour plates in motor boats.

4.10pm: Hands preparing motor boats for landing party.

6.0pm: Anchored.


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19 March 1916

Ship channel Tanga to Yambe Id. and Mwamba Wamba.

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

2.0am: Weighed and proceeded for Yambe I.

3.17am: Stopped off Mwambani Bay. Sent away boats with troops.

3.40am: Proceeded south.

5.30am: Hands to General Quarters, proceeded into Mwambani harbour.

6.28am: Anchored.

8.55am: Observed firing from enemy on mainland on boats and landing party. Boats opened range and enemy ceased fire.

9.0am: 1st motor boat and gig returned with 40 details of KAR. Shifted berth 1 mile to SSE to observe for return of remainder of KAR.

10.40am: Weighed and proceeded out of Mwambani Bay, 2nd motor boat and gig astern.

11.22am: Proceeded to east side of Yambe I. to re-embark remainder of troops.

12.05pm: HMW Charon alongside to re-embark remainder of troops.

12.20pm: Proceeded.

2.0pm: Anchored on Mwamba Wamba.

4.30pm: HMWs Echo and Childers alongside.

4.50pm: Discharged Lt Deaken, one NCO RMLI and 82 details KAR.


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20 March 1916

Mwamba Wamba to Pungutiayu.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

7.45am: HMS Thistle proceeded.

8.55am: Weighed and proceeded for Pungutiayu.

11.40am: Anchored off Pungutiayu.

5.30pm: HMW Rattler alongside. Embarked from her one NCO RMLI and 26 details KAR.


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21 March 1916

Pungutiayu to Southward and Mwamba Wamba.

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

12.15am: HMW Styx arrived.

4.0am: Discharged Eng. Lt Macleod to HMW Rattler for passage to hospital.

4.40am: Rattler proceeded.

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded towards Ulenge, Styx in company.

6.20am: Styx parted company.

8.10am: Sighted HMS Thistle astern.

12.05pm: Stopped in ship channel. HMW Charon closed, captain repaired on board.

12.20pm: Captain of Charon left. Proceeded.

1.40pm: Anchored off Mwamba Wamba.

3.30pm: Thistle arrived.

Read special General Quarter stations and detailed landing party.

6.35pm: Darken ship. Night defence stations, cleared ship for action.

8.0pm: Thistle landing party came aboard, six marines and five seamen.

8.20pm: Styx arrived, discharged to same one native guide.


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22 March 1916

Mwamba Wamba to Ulenge - Kwale Bay and return.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.3

1.45am: HMW Styx left.

2.30am: 1st motor boat left ship i/c of Lt Lewis RNR to cut Ulenge I. telephone wire.

4.0am: Weighed and proceeded slow, with landing party in tow, for Ulenge. HMS Thistle three cables astern.

4.45am: Hands to General Quarters.

5.25am: Slipped boats.

5.30am: Opened fire on Ulenge LH outhouses.

5.40am: Ceased fire. Outhouses demolished. Landing party proceeded and took LH unopposed.

5.50am: Entered Kwale Bay.

6.05am: Anchored.

6.19am: Vengeance opened fire on Tanga railway station. Lt G.(Gunnery officer) spotting fall of shot for HMS Vengeance.

11.0am: Landing party evacuated island and returned aboard.

12 noon: C-in-C came aboard.

12.55pm: C-in-C left ship.

2.45pm: Vengeance ceased fire.

2.50pm: Weighed and proceeded for anchorage off Mwamba Wamba.

3.50pm: Anchored.


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23 March 1916

Mwamba Wamba to Tanga and Pungutiayu.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

3.0am: Weighed and proceeded for Tanga.

4.0am: General quarters.

4.45am: Ras Kasone WSW, ¾ mile. Proceeded full speed. Fired one 4.7 shrapnel, very lights and rocket.

5.15am: Proceeded for Pungutiayu.

8.0am: Lat 4 47S, Long 39 20E.

9.10am: Anchored off Pungutiayu.

2.0pm: HMW Styx arrived. Discharged one NCO RMLI and 26 details KAR to Styx for passage to Zanzibar.

2.50pm: HMW Charon proceeded.


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24 March 1916

Pungutiayu to Fungu Nyama.

Lat -4.9, Long 39.3

9.25am: Weighed and proceeded for Ulenge lighthouse.

11.0am: Observed Ulenge lighthouse demolished.

2.12pm: Anchored off Fungu Nyama.


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25 March 1916

Fungu Nyama.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.2

5.40am: HMW Charon proceeded.

7.12am: HMW Styx arrived. Received six boxes of 3 pdr ammunition.

1.25pm: SS Barjora secured alongside.

2.30pm: Barjora cast off.


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26 March 1916

Fungu Nyama to Gaze Bay.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

5.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 4 46.5S, Long 39 25.5E.

9.50am: Sighted Thistle, N29E.

11.15am: Anchored in Gaze Bay.

11.30am: HMS Thistle and HMW Charon arrived.

11.45am: Thistle and Charon left.

 4.30pm: Exercised control parties and signalling with Gaze Camp.


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27 March 1916

Gaze Bay to Mombasa.

Lat -4.3, Long 39.7

8.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.38pm: Anchored in Kilindini harbour.


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28 March 1916

Kilindini, Mombasa.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

Coaling from lighters with 50 coolies, received 110 tons.


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29 March 1916

Kilindini, Mombasa.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

In am: Hands cleaning ship, rigging armour plating, cleaning water line of weed.

In pm: Hands cleaning ship’s side and rigging awnings.


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30 March 1916

Kilindini, Mombasa.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

Hands cleaning ship, rigging armour plating and painting.


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31 March 1916

Kilindini, Mombasa.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

4.10pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrants nos 53, 54, 55 and 56.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1916

(Zanzibar, patrolling and Tirene Bay)


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Cover, Adm. 53/59843, signed Lt (N) V Griffith.

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 Dated 12th May 1916, signed Captain EJA Fullerton, RN.

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1 April 1916

Mombasa and at sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

5.10am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

8.0am: Lat 4 15s, Long 39 39e.

8.05am: Keeping within two miles of shore to avoid current.

4.45pm: Anchored off Mwamba Shundu.

At anchorage, HMS Pioneer, HM whalers Charon and Styx.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Lat 4 51.75s, Long 39 21.5e.


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2 April 1916

At sea to and at Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

8.0am: Lat -5.7, Long 39.2

1.10pm: Anchored in Zanzibar harbour.

In port: HMS’ Laconia and Thistle and three whalers.

2.0pm: HMW Salamander left.

Discharged one rating to Thistle.


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3 April 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

10.0am: Eng. Lt McLeod rejoined from hospital.

Hands provisioning ship, receiving stores and ammunition from SS Northumbria, discharging empties to shore and drawing carpenter’s stores from HMS Laconia.

5.0pm: One rating rejoined from hospital, discharged one rating to hospital.


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4 April 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.10am: HMS Vengeance arrived.

1.0pm: Working party drawing oil and engineer’s stores from HMS Laconia.

2.0pm: Three seedies joined ship.


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5 April 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Coaling from SS Northumbria, received 64 tons.

9.10am: Received three boxes of MG ammunition and one filling machine.


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6 April 1916

Zanzibar and on patrol to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.3

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.45am: Observed flag of truce and signals flying from Dar-es-salaam signal station.

1.0pm: Stopped. Received letter from German motor boat flying flag of truce.

1.15pm: Transferred letter to HMW Fly.

1.20pm: Fly proceeded to Zanzibar.

1.20pm: Proceeded patrolling to SE'd.

4.10pm: Anchored on Mbudya patches.


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7 April 1916

Mbudya Patches to anchorage on Fawn Bank.

Lat -7.0, Long 39.6

6.45am: Observed HMW Fly to Nd.

7.20am: Weighed and proceeded towards Fly.

8.0am: Lat 6 42S, Long 39 20E.

8.0am: Course S39E for Mafia I.

6.35pm: Anchored on Fawn Bank.


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8 April 1916

At sea to Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.20am: Stopped, sent mails to SS Barjora.

11.16am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

At anchor: HMS Hyacinth, HM whalers Echo and Childers.

1.50pm: Echo proceeded.


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9 April 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Sunday routine.

9.55am: HMS Hyacinth proceeded.


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10 April 1916

Tirene Bay to Koma I.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded towards Simba Uranga mouth.

10.45am: Simba Uranga entrance S40W 3.25 miles, a/c for Koma I.

1.12pm: Anchored off Koma I.


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11 April 1916

Koma I. to North Fanjove I. and Southward.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.4

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded towards Kikunja mouth.

8.0am: Lat 7 35S, Long 39 23E.

9.15am: Ras Simba Uranga, SwbyS, 3 miles, a/c for N Fanjove I.

1.40pm: Anchored off N Fanjove I.

3.38pm: Weighed and proceeed southward.

8.0pm: Lat 7 43s, Long 39 31E.


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12 April 1916

At sea to Simaya I. and Songa Songa.

Lat -8.7, Long 39.6

5.05am: Anchored off Simaya I.

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded southward.

8.0am: Lat 8 26S, Long 39 26E.

Hands preparing for action and placing armour protection in motor boats.

3.20pm: Passed HMW Pickle steering south.

4.12pm: Anchored off Songa Songa.

4.20pm: Hands filling and embarking sand bags and fitting relieving tackles.


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13 April 1916

Songa Songa to Kibondo anchorage.

Lat -8.5, Long 39.5

3.0pm: Weighed and proceeded N'ly.

7.20pm: Anchored in Kibondo anchorage.


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14 April 1916

Kibondo anchorage to anchorage NNE of Kisimani.

Lat -7.9, Long 39.6

8.30am: Sighted HMS Challenger, HMS Thistle and SS Northumbria to SSE.

9.45am: Weighed and proceeded to Northward, following Challenger.

12.20pm: Kisimani SSW 2.5 miles. Secured alongside Challenger for stores.

2.15pm: Secured alongside Northumbria, one rating and two seedies joined.

3.10pm: Coaling, received 115 tons.

Supplied to coolies; 1lb of tea, 2lbs of sugar, 25lbs of rice and 36 lbs of corned beef.

10.35pm: Cast off and anchored.


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15 April 1916

Anchorage North of Kisimani to Okusa.

Lat -8.1, Long 39.6

6.30am: HMS Thistle proceeded.

9.30am: Weighed (by hand) and proceeded for Okusa.

2.55pm: Anchored off Okusa.


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16 April 1916

Okusa to Nyuni I.

Lat -8.4, Long 39.6

7.45am: Weighed and proceeded for Nyuni.

9.15am: Anchored off Nyuni.


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17 April 1916

Nyuni to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded for Tirene.

11.55am: Secured alongside HMS Laconia in Tirene Bay for water.

1.32pm: Cast off and anchored.

2.45pm: HMW Charon left.

2.50pm: HMW Styx arrived.


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18 April 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

In am: Working party fitting WT installation in HMW Styx. Hands painting passages and storerooms and removing armour from motor boats.

In pm: Seedies filling sand tank.

4.30pm: Styx left.


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19 April 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.45am: HMW Styx arrived.

Hands painting and cleaning, carrying out aiming rifle practice.

4.10pm: Read warrant no 57.


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20 April 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Hands painting and cleaning, carrying out aiming rifle practice.


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21 April 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.50am: HMWs Charon and Styx arrived.

2.0pm: Charon left.

2.15pm: Styx left.

3.50pm: HMS Laconia arrived.

4.15pm: Charon and Styx returned and secured to Laconia.

4.30pm: Went alongside Laconia for water and provisions.


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22 April 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.30am: HMS Laconia proceeded.

6.15am: HMW Styx proceeded.

Hands painting and cleaning, exercised out stern anchor. Seedies cleaning water line.

5.45pm: Embarked six natives and two dugouts.


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23 April 1916

Tirene Bay to Simba Uranga.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

7.55am: Weighed and proceeded for Rufiji.

10.42am: Passed HMW Charon.

6.0pm: Anchored off Simba Uranga mouth.

6.30pm: Three natives and one dugout left ship.

9.25pm: Three natives and dug out returned.


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24 April 1916

Simba Uranga to Kwale I.

Lat -7.4, Long 39.4

1.35am: Sighted floating object, sent skiff to investigate (tree trunk).

7.57am: Weighed and proceeded Northward.

12.05pm: Anchored off Kwale I.

6.40pm: Three natives left ship in dugout.

11.30pm: Natives returned.


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25 April 1916

Kwale I. to N Fanjove I.

Lat -7.3, Long 39.5

7.53am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.45am: Anchored off N Fanjove I.


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26 April 1916

N Fanjove I. to Koma I. and Simba Uranga Mouth.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.4

7.55am: Weighed and proceeded Southward.

11.15am: Anchored off Koma I.

4.50pm: Weighed and proceeded for Simba Uranga Mouth.

6.40pm: Anchored off Simba Uranga Mouth.

7.15pm: Three natives in dugout left ship.


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27 April 1916

Simba Uranga to Niororo I and Shungumbili I.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.7

1.0am: Dugout and three natives returned.

6.12am: Weighed and proceeded for Niororo I.

8.0am: Lat 7 39S, Long 39 34.5E.

9.25am: Anchored off Niororo I and discharged two dugouts and six natives to HMW Charon.

10.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.55am: Anchored off Shungumbili I.


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28 April 1916

Shungumbili to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded escorting collier Anglier and leading her into Tirene.

11.45am: Secured alongside Anglier in Tirene Bay.

In pm: Coaling from Anglier, received 112 tons.

2.15pm: HMS Manica arrived.


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29 April 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.45am: HMWs Charon and Styx arrived.

9.45am: HMS Vengeance arrived.

1.30pm: Charon left.

3.35pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

4.10pm: Read warrant No 58.

4.20pm: Received four boxes of MG ammunition from Styx.

5.30pm: Charon returned.

5.42pm: Styx proceeded.


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30 April 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

11.55am: HMW Styx left.

1.30pm: Discharged one seedie to HMS Manica for Zanzibar prison.

1.30pm: HMS Laconia arrived.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1916

(In action at Kilwa and in Rufiji river, Tirene Bay, local patrols, Rukyira Bay)


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Cover, Adm. 53/59844, signed Lt (N) V Griffith.

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Dated 4th June 1916, signed Captain EJA Fullerton, RN.

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1 May 1916

Tirene to Songa Songa

Lat -8.2, Long 39.5

5.55am: Weighed and proceeded Southward.

3.20pm: Anchored, Songa Songa I., Pumbaru I. S, 3 cables.


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2 May 1916

Songa Songa to Kilwa Kivinje and Tirene.

Lat -8.5, Long 39.4

6.55am: Weighed and proceeded for Kilwa Kivinje.

8.0am: Lat 8 34.5S, Long 39 27.5E

9.46am: Slow off Kilwa, opened fire at 4,000 yds on Government House with 6", 4.7" and 3 pdrs.

9.55am: Ceased fire, proceeded Northward.

Hands cleaning guns and respreading awnings.

6.0pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.


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3 May 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.40am: SS Barjora arrived. Went alongside her for water and provisions. One officer joined to await HMS Vengeance, two ratings rejoined ship.

10.55am: Cast off to anchor.

11.0am: HMWs Styx and Charon arrived.

Received from Charon, two boxes of .45 ammunition.

3.45pm: Styx left.

4.15pm: Barjora left.

4.30pm: Charon left.


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4 May 1916

Tirene Bay to Niororo and Simba Uranga.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.8

6.15am: Major Brooke and 60 details KAR embarked.

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded for Niororo.

8.0am: Lat 7 49.5S, Long 39 39E.

10.20am: Anchored off Niororo I. HMW Styx at anchor.

12.45pm: HMS Vengeance arrived.

2.0pm: Discharged confidential books to Vengeance.

3.0pm: Embarked one oficer and eight ratings with steam pinnace from Vengeance.

Exercised landing troops on Niororo I.

6.10pm: Weighed and proceeded towing pinnace, Styx two cables astern.

8.0pm: Sighted light ship (HMW Charon) S82W.

8.0pm: Lat 7 39.5s, Long 39 32.5E.

9.30pm: Rounded Charon.

9.40pm: Anchored off Simba Uranga mouth.

 

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5 May 1916

Simba Uranga and to Tirene.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

3.30am: 1st motorboat left ship to occupy Newbridge.

3.40am: 2nd motorboat and gig left with Eastern landing party. Steam pinnace and gig left with Western landing party.

4.20am: Weighed and proceeded toward Simba Uranga mouth, HMWs Styx and Charon astern.

5.0am: Slowed, remaining outside river to cover advance of troops.

7.05am: Charon and Styx proceeded up river.

8.15am: Anchored in Simba Uranga mouth.

8.30am: Charon and Styx proceeded out of river.

8.45am: 1st motorboat returned from Newbridge with two skiffs and seven native prisoners.

9.0am: Western party re-embarked.

11.0am: Eastern party re-embarked. Both banks captured, no opposition.

11.25am: Weighed and proceeded out of river to join Flag.

12.30pm: Charon and Styx took station astern.

1.30pm: Stopped near Flag. Captain went on board. Received confidential books.

2.20pm: Captain returned, proceeded for Tirene.

5.14pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

5.20pm: Discharged Major Brooke and 60 details KAR to shore.


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6 May 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Hands cleaning, painting and refitting gear.

5.20pm: HMW Styx arrived.


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7 May 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

2.45pm: HMW Styx left.

6.0pm: Two liberty men from Styx joined to await return of same.


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8 May 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

9.30am: Went alongside collier Cliftonhall and commenced coaling and watering. Received 83 tons of coal.

11.0am: HMWs Charon and Styx made fast to collier. One rating and one seedie returned to Styx.

Discharged one 3 pdr HA gun to Cliftonhall.

3.45pm: Cast off to anchor. Discharged two ratings for passage to hospital.


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9 May 1916

Tirene Bay to Moresby Point, Mafia I.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.9

6.35am: HMW Charon left.

8.0am: Weighed and proceeded for Moresby Pt.

11.47am: Anchored off Moresby Pt.

 

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10 May 1916

Moresby Pt to Barakuni Id.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.8

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded for aiming rifle practice at towed target.

12.10pm: Anchored off Barakuni I.


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11 May 1916

Barakuni I. to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

In am: Too much sea for towing target, so motor boat returned and hoisted in.

9.10am: Weighed and proceeded for Tirene.

12.12pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.


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12 May 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Cleaning, painting, drill and slung clean hammocks.


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13 May 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

1.30pm: HMW Styx arrived.

3.0pm: Styx left.

6.15pm: HMS Vengeance and Styx returned.


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14 May 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.45am: HMW Styx left.

10.40am: HMS Vengeance left.

5.05pm: HMW Rattler arrived. Received three bags of money, one bag of mail and fresh provisions.

7.0pm: Embarked two natives.


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15 May 1916

Tirene Bay, at sea and return, then to Boydu I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded Northward.

8.0am: Lat 7 43S, Long 39 39.25E.

8.55am: A/c 16 pts owing to sea, to return to Tirene. (With her low freeboard, shallow draught and flat bottom, Severn is in some danger in any sort of sea.)

9.20am: HMW Salamander closed, then proceeded.

12.17pm: Anchored in Tirene. Discharged two natives to shore.

2.0pm: Embarked one native from shore.

3.38pm: Weighed and proceeded for Boydu I.

Examined port cable by ships staff, shifted 1st and 2nd shackles to nos 7 and 8. (Anchor chains are made up in sections known as shackles, at this time of 12.5 fathoms or 75 feet. The sections closest to the anchor suffer greater wear, so here they are being shifted to further down the cable.)

6.10pm: Anchored off Boydu I.


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16 May 1916

Boydu I. to Jewe Reef.

Lat -8.3, Long 39.4

4.30-5.30am: Heavy rain squalls.

6.07am: Weighed and proceeded Southward.

8.0am: Lat 8 00S, Long 39 28.5E.

11.55am: Simaya I, bg ESE 7.5 cables.

4.45pm: Anchored off Jewe Reef


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17 May 1916

Jewe Reef to Rukyira Bay.

Lat -8.8, Long 39.6

7.45am: Weighed and proceeded for Kilwa Kivinje.

8.0am: Lat 8 36S, Long 39 25.5E.

9.10am: General quarters passing Gingwera River and Kilwa Kivinje.

12.40pm: Anchored in Rukyira Bay. HMW Rattler at anchor.


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18 May 1916

Rukyira Bay.

Lat -8.9, Long 39.55

4.45am: Rattler proceeded.

11.0am: Sighted HMS Vengeance and two whalers.

12.30pm: HMS Manica joined Flag, whalers and sea plane examining Kilwa Kisiwani and the ports of Pactolus and Nisus.


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19 May 1916

Rukyira Bay.

Lat -8.9, Long 39.55

6.0am: Shifted berth.

7.0am: 1st motor boat sounding on Rukyira Bar. Hands fitting buoy

8.0am: HMW Salamander arrived.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded for dropping buoy.

4.10pm: Layed buoy to mark south side of crossing. Found nothing less than three fathoms across Rukyira Bar, 6 cables N of Buoy.

4.55pm: Anchored.

 

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20 May 1916

Rukyira Bay to Tirene Bay.

Lat -8.2, Long 39.5

5.03am: Weighed and proceeded Northward.

8.0am: Lat 8 36.5S, Long 39 30E.

10.40: Stopped, sent boat to HMW Rattler, received provisions and mail.

2.33pm: Stopped, sent motor boat after dhow sailing towards Tirene.

3.12pm: Slow, waited for collier to anchor.

3.25pm: Anchored near collier in Tirene Bay.

In harbour: HMS’ Vengeance and Thistle, HMW Salamander and collier Clifton Hall.


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21 May 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Coaling from Clifton Hall, received 110 tons.

6.30am: Discharged two natives to shore.

7.45am: HMW Salamander proceeded.

11.0am: Discharged one private RMLI, for passage to hospital.

11.04am: Went alongside HMS Vengeance for fresh water.

2.55pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.


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22 May 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.40am: HMS Thistle cast off from collier and proceeded.

3.50pm: SS Clifton Hall proceeded

5.15pm: Sent entertainment party to HMS Vengeance.


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23 May 1916

Tirene Bay to North Fanjove I.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.6

10.07am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

10.55am: Returned to harbour and anchored. Transferred mails to HMS’ Hyacinth and Vengeance.

11.20am: Weighed and proceeded towards Koma I.

5.0pm: Anchored off N Fanjove I.

9.0am: SS Montrose arrived.


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24 May 1916

North Fanjove I. to Shungu Bay and return.

Lat -7.3, Long 39.5

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded Northward.

8.0am: Lat 7 19S, Long 39 32E.

8.0am: Slow for Shungu Bay.

9.45am: A/c for N Fanjove I.

12.10pm: Anchored off N Fanjove I.


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25 May 1916

N Fanjove to Koma I.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.4

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 7 19S, Long 39 32E.

12.15pm: Anchored off Koma I.


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26 May 1916

Koma I. to Tirene  Bay.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.6

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded towards Rufiji.

8.0am: Lat 7 37S, Long 39 22.5E.

1.12pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay. At anchor, HMS Manica.

2.45pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

3.40pm: Discharged two natives to shore.

4.0pm: HMS’ Hyacinth and Manica proceeded.


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27 May 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.30am: HMW Salamander arrived.

Saturday routine, cleaning and .303 practice in am, hands to make and mend in pm.


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28 May 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.45am: SS Barjora arrived.

9.05am: Went alongside Barjora for provisions and water. Two native bakers joined ship.

10.15: HMW Salamander left.

11.20am: Barjora left.


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29 May 1916

Tirene Bay to Mange Reef.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.6

6.30am: Motorboat away painting Tirene Buoy.

9.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.30am: Stopped near Salim Buoy, painted it.

10.50am: Proceeded.

11.45am: Anchored near Sefo Buoy.

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.10pm: Sent motorboat to paint B5.

4.10pm: Anchored off Mange Reef.


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30 May 1916

Mange Reef to Niororo I.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.8

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded Northward.

8.0am: Lat 7 56S, Long 39 35E.

11.34am: Anchored off Niororo I.


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31 May 1916

Niororo to Rufiji and Shungumbili.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.7

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded towards Rufiji.

8.0am: Lat 7 38S, Long 39 36E.

In am: Patrolling off Rufiji.

2.19pm: Anchored off Shungumbili.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1916

(Tirene Bay, patrols, in action at Simaya Island, Zanzibar)


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Cover, Adm. 53/59845, signed Lt (N) V Griffith.

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Dated 7th July 1916, signed Captain EJA Fullerton, RN.

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1 June 1916

Shungumbili to Tirene.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded for Tirene.

9.0am: Secured alongside HMS Laconia in Tirene Bay.

10.25am: HMS Challenger arrived.

2.45pm: HMWs Salamander and Rattler arrived.


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2 June 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.30am: HMS Laconia proceeded.

5.35am: HMW Rattler proceeded.

6.0am: HMS Challenger proceeded.

9.25am: SS Cliftonhall arrived. Secured alongside her and commenced coaling. Received 113 tons of coal and one case of stationery.

2.10pm: HMS Thistle arrived.

4.25pm: Rattler returned.


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3 June 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.50am: HMW Rattler proceeded.

8.0am: Landed working party to rig sports ground at aerodrome.

In pm: Discharged two ratings to SS Cliftonhall for passage to Zanzibar hospital.

3.25pm: HMS Thistle proceeded.

4.0pm: Cliftonhall proceeded.


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4 June 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Sunday routine.


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5 June 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.0am: Landed marine detachment.

Hands cleaning down and painting aloft, scraping weed off water line and cleaning ship. Gunlayers at aiming rifle. Hands painting fore mess deck, refitting awnings and cleaning out lamp room.


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6 June 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Hands cleaning magazines and shell rooms and more painting.


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7 June 1916

Tirene to Kwale I.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded for Rufiji.

8.0am: Lat 7 49S, Long 39 32.5E.

12.55pm: Observed natives waving white flag on Koma I. Stopped, sent boat and embarked four natives.

1.45pm: Hoisted boats and proceeded for Kwale I.

4.0pm: Anchored off Kwale I.


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8 June 1916

Kwale to Shungu Bay and Niororo

Lat -7.3, Long 39.6

6.50am: Weighed and proceeded for Shungu Bay.

8.0am: Lat 7 22S, Long 39 30E.

9.50am: Ras Pembamnasi, West 2.5 miles.

10.25am: Slow, fired 18 rounds from 3 pdr at lookout tree.

10.47am: Proceeded.

4.15pm: Anchored off Niororo I.


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9 June 1916

Niororo I. to Barakuni I. and Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.8

5.30am: Sighted HMS Vengeance to Eastward.

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded for Barakuni.

7.56am: Anchored near Vengeance, received provisions and flour.

8.0am Lat 7 41S, Long 39 47E.

11.25am: Weighed and proceeded, Vengeance ditto.

2.10pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay and discharged four natives (from Koma I.) to shore.


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10 June 1916

Tirene Bay to Okusa I. (Now Okuza I.)

Lat -8.3, Long 39.6

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded for Okusa I.

8.0am: Lat 7 58S, Long 39 35.5E.

Party rigging platform under fore top.

11.55am: Anchored off Okusa I.

1.15pm: Supplied fresh water to lighthouse keepers.


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11 June 1916

Okusa I. to Simaya I.

Lat -8.3, Long 39.4

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 8 16.5S, Long 39 32.25E.

9.10am: Anchored off Simaya I.

11.30am: HMWs Salamander and Rattler arrived. Discharged one rating to Salamander.

1.30pm: HMWs Pickle and Fly arrived.

2.0pm: Pickle, Salamander and Rattler left.

2.55pm: Fly left.

4.30pm: Exercised party ashore trench digging.


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12 June 1916

Simaya Island.

Lat -8.3, Long 39.4

6.0am: Landed trench digging party. Remainder rigging platform under fore top and working about armour plates.

10.0am: Layed out kedge on starboard quarter.

3.0pm: Fired maxims from MG platform.

4.20pm: Fired eight rounds from fore 6".

4.50pm: Replaced gear on foc’sle and weighed kedge.


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13 June 1916

Simaya I. to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded for Tirene Bay.

8.0am: Lat 8 08S, Long 39 33E.

10.0am: Following HMFM Trent and HMS Mersey

12.30pm: Trent anchored and Mersey secured alongside.

12.50pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

4.0pm: Hands to make and mend clothes. Leave to visit Mersey till 6.0pm.


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14 June 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

In am: Hands painting in mess decks and on quarter deck. OS’ away sailing. Hands rigging armour plate protection and scrubbing awnings.

10.40am: Collier Virent alongside HMFM Trent.


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15 June 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.0am: Secured alongside collier Virent, commenced coaling. Received 105 tons.

3.0pm: HMWs Pickle and Fly arrived and went alongside collier.


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16 June 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.50am: HMWs Pickle and Fly left.

8.0am: Working party sent to HMFM Trent to muster ammunition.

10.0am: HMS Thistle arrived.

4.45pm: Thistle left.


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17 June 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.20am: Working party to HMFM Trent.

Discharged two machine guns and spare parts to HMS Mersey.

9.55am: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

3.10pm: Hyacinth left.

4.20pm: Unrigged MG platform under foretop.


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18 June 1916

Tirene to Shungumbili I. and North Fanjove I.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.7

9.0am: SS Weissmann arrived.

10.40am: Weighed and proceeded for Shungumbili.

12.13pm: Anchored.

1.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.25pm: Anchored off N Fanjove I.


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19 June 1916

North Fanjove to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.4

4.25am: Weighed and proceeded for Zanzibar.

8.0am: Lat 6 59.5S, Long 39 35E.

5.05pm: Anchored in Zanzibar harbour.

In harbour, HMS Thistle, HMFM Trent and two whalers.

5.40pm: HMW Styx left.


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20 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

10.20am: HMW Salamander arrived.

3.0pm: Discharged seven ratings to hospital.

6.0pm: Salamander left.


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21 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

1.0pm: Discharged one rating to RNB.


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22 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0pm: HMFM Trent proceeded.

7.30pm: HMS Manica arrived.


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23 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.55am: HMW Rattler arrived.

1.20pm: Sent two officers and 15 men to Chango I. for three days.

2.30pm: Discharged fleet surgeon RM Richards to hospital.

5.20pm: HMS Manica sailed.


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24 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

10.20am: HMS Himalaya arrived.

10.30am: Received one Lewis gun from RNB.

11.55am: HMW Rattler left.

2.40pm: One rating joined from Himalaya.

2.50pm: HMS Vengeance arrived.


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25 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

3.30pm: HMW Childers arrived.

5.40pm: HMW Charon left.


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26 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Hands dismounting port 4.7" and rigging armour plates.

10.50am: HMW Salamander arrived.

1.30pm: Two officers and 15 men left ship for Chango Island.

3.30pm: Discharged one rating to hospital.

3.55am: 1st party returned from Chango Island.

4.15pm: Sent escort to Chango I. for absentees.

4.45pm: Escort and absentees returned.

4.50pm: HMS Challenger left.

4.30pm: Salamander left.


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27 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.0am: HMS Vengeance left.

In pm: Gunner’s party mounting port 4.7".

5.20pm: HMS Thistle left.


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28 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

3.50pm: HMS Himalaya proceeded.

4.0pm: Lent six coaling barrows to Smith, Mackenzie and Co.

6.0pm: HMW Rattler arrived.


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29 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: HMW Rattler left.

9.30am: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

9.35am: One seedie rejoined from prison.

1.30pm: Sent 3rd party to Chango I.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 59.


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30 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.0am: HMS Manica arrived.

3.40pm: HS Ebani left.

3.55pm: Discharged one rating to hospital.

4.45pm: Manica left.


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LOGS FOR JULY 1916

(Zanzibar, in action in Tanga and Mwambani Bays, Pangani River)

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Cover, Adm. 53/59846, signed Lt (N) V Griffith.

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Dated 4th August 1916, signed Captain EJA Fullerton, RN.

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1 July 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.45am: HMS Hyacinth left.

In pm: Three ratings discharged to hospital.

5.05pm: HMS Hyacinth, Echo and Childers left. (Not sure how Hyacinth left twice!)

6.15pm: HMW Charon arrived.


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2 July 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.0pm: Discharged two seedies to shore.

6.0pm: 3rd party returned from Chango I.

Three ratings discharged to hospital.

11.45pm: Surgeon Hartigan joined ship.


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3 July 1916

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.40am: Coaling from collier August Belmont. Received 88 tons.

11.30am: HMS Vengeance arrived.

12.15am: HMWs Salamander and Fly arrived.

12.30pm: HMS Manica arrived.

1.0pm: Three ratings discharged to hospital.

5.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Lat 5 53.5S, Long 39 10E.


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4 July 1916

At sea to Ulenge and Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.17

5.30am: Sighted HMS’ Talbot and Thistle off Ulenge.

6.50am: Anchored off ruins of Ulenge LH.

11.55am: 1st motorboat manned and armed, left ship for duty with Thistle.

Noon: Weighed and proceeded.

2.17pm: Anchored off Yambe I.

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded for anchorage off Kwawa Reef.

6.0pm: Anchored in Tanga Bay.


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5 July 1916

Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.13

6.0am: Cleared for action and general quarters. Hands rigging mattress protection.

Noon: Observed HMS Thistle proceeding South through ship channel.


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6 July 1916

Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.13

12.30 to 2.50am: Observed flashes and heard explosions in direction of Tanga.

7.15am: Seaplane alongside.

7.30am: Seaplane took off and flew over Tanga.

5.55pm: Weighed and proceeded for anchorage to southward.

6.0pm: HMS Talbot and HMW Styx proceeding towards Tanga harbour.

6.35pm: Anchored.


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7 July 1916

Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.13

5.45am: HMW Styx proceeded.

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded to anchorage off Kwawa reef.

6.22am: Anchored.

7.0am: Observed seaplane over Tanga.

7.30am: Seaplane alighted alongside HMS Talbot.

10.20am: Weighed and proceeded. Embarked party of armed native scouts from Talbot.

10.57am: Anchored and landed armed scouts and landing party at the Red Cliffs.

12 noon: Tanga occupied by British force.

12.35pm: SS Barjora arrived.

12.55pm: Severn’s landing party re-embarked, hoisted boats.

1.05pm: Weighed and proceeded for Tanga harbour.

1.35pm: Anchored.

3.0pm: HMWs Styx and Charon sweeping entrance and harbour.

3.20pm: One rating rejoined from hospital.

Hands securing guns and returning ammunition.


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8 July 1916

Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.13

5.40am: HMW Styx sailed.

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded into inner harbour, in company with SS Barjora.

6.23am: Anchored.

8.0am: Landed Surgeon and stretcher party to transfer wounded officer to HMS Manica.

8.30am: SS Weissmann arrived.

8.50am: Styx returned.

10.30am: Styx left.

10.50am: Discharged Chief Gunner to Manica for hospital.

11.15am: Manica sailed.

2.0pm: Embarked one maxim and crew from HMS Challenger.

3.0pm: Prepared for action, landing party standing by.

3.30pm: Landed three machine guns and crews.

4.10pm: Weissmann sailed.

6.0pm: HMS Thistle arrived.

6.45pm: Landing party returned.


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9 July 1916

Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.13

5.50am: HMS Thistle proceeded.

6.05am: HMS Talbot proceeded.

7.25am: HMS Manica arrived.

8.30am: Balloon up.

9.0am: Seaplane flying over Tanga.

9.40am: Fleet Surgeon and one rating returned from hospital.

10.20am: SS Barjora sailed.

4.50pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

6.0pm: Received two flasks of CO2 from HMS Vengeance.


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10 July 1916

Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.13

5.45am: HMS Hyacinth and HMW Styx proceeded.

10.50am: HMS Manica proceeded.

Working party ashore painting and laying buoys.


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11 July 1916

Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.13

12.15pm: HMW Styx arrived.

1.0pm: SS Barjora arrived.

1.50pm: Styx left.

4.30pm: Landing party mustered and standing by.


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12 July 1916

Tanga to Mwambani Bay.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.13

5.40am: Landing party left ship.

9.0am: C-in-C visited.

9.10am: Landing party returned.

10.30am: SS Barjora sailed.

11.30am: Discharged Surgeon Hartigan to HMS Vengeance.

2.10am: Received letter from HMS Vengeance and proceeded for Mwambani Bay.

6.05pm: Anchored in Mwambani Bay.


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13 July 1916

Near Karange Island.

Lat -5.2, Long 39.1

5.50am: Weighed and proceeded for shelling houses.

6.10am: Opened fire.

6.45am: Ceased fire, proceeded to Southward.

6.50am: Sighted HMS’ Talbot, Manica and Styx.

8.0am: Lat -5.3, Long 39.1

8.15am: Anchored near Talbot off Kitange reef.

8.30am: Seaplane reconnoitring.

9.30am: Styx left.

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.30am: Anchored off Karange I. Manica closing.

12 noon: Seaplane reconnoitring.

12.30pm: Seaplane secured astern.

12.45pm: Seaplane left ship.

1.40pm: Talbot proceeded.

2.30pm: Weighed and proceeded for shelling houses from near Kitanga Reef with 6" and 4.7".

4.30pm: Ceased firing, proceeded North to anchorage.

5.21pm: Anchored off Karange I.


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14 July 1916

Karange I. to Tanga.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.13

6.0am: 6” gun crews closed up.

6.50am: Seaplane reconnoitring.

7.20am: Seaplane secured astern.

7.40am: Seaplane up.

8.0am: HMS Manica closing, balloon up.

8.47am: Opened fire with fore 6" on houses.

9.02am: Ceased fire.

9.05am: Seaplane down.

10.0am: Weighed and proceeded for Tanga.

11.0am: Observed HMS Vengeance proceeding out of ship channel.

11.02am: Stopped, communicated with dugout, proceeded.

1.30pm: Secured alongside HMS Talbot off Ras Kasone. Received buoy, anchorage and moorings and proceeded to ship channel.

3.20pm: Laid Black Buoy Ship Channel in charted position, proceeded.

4.40pm: Anchored in Tanga harbour.


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15 July 1916

Tanga.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.13

7.50am: SS Barjora arrived.

9.30am: SS Weissmann sailed.

10.50am: Received one CO2 flask from HMS Talbot.

11.40am: HMW Charon left.

4.30pm: Received lighthouse frame from Talbot.

6.35pm: 27 natives came aboard.


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16 July 1916

Tanga to Kwale Bay.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.17

5.45am: Weighed and proceed with lighter in tow to erect light beacon on Ulenge I.

7.35am: Anchored in Kwale Bay. Armed party and lighthouse party left ship.

Hands erecting lighthouse on Ulenge I.

12.10pm: Armed party returned.

1.30pm: Lighthouse party returned.

4.0pm: Landed lighthouse party.

7.30pm: Lighthouse party returned.


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17 July 1916

Kwale Bay.

Lat -4.99, Long 39.15

7.0am: Landed lighthouse party.

8.10am: HMW Salamander arrived.

9.30am: Salamander left.

6.45pm: Lighthouse party returned.


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18 July 1916

Kwale Bay to Tanga.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.13

7.0am: Landed lighthouse party.

8.0am: Natives returned on board.

9.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.40am: Anchored in Tanga harbour.

10.45am: Disembarked natives. One rating rejoined from hospital.

3.0pm: Lighthouse party returned.

Lent to shore, one Lewis gun and two ratings (crew).

4.30pm: HMFM Trent arrived. Secured alongside her for stores and ammunition.


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19 July 1916

Tanga.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.13

8.0am: Cast off from HMFM Trent and went alongside collier Queen Alexandra.

10.50am: HMW Prattler (formerly Rattler) and SS Weissmann sailed.

12 noon: Trent left.

3.0pm: HMW Salamander arrived.

5.40pm: Salamander left.


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20 July 1916

Tanga.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.13

Coaling, received 126 tons.

11.0am: HMS Manica left.


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21 July 1916

Tanga.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.13

5.50am: One rating discharged to SS Queen Alexandra for hospital.

6.30am: HMW Salamander arrived.

7.20am: HMS Talbot proceeded.

8.15am: Queen Alexandra sailed.

3.35pm: Talbot returned.


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22 July 1916

Tanga.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.13

5.45am: HMW Salamander left.

2.15pm: Lent to shore, one Lewis gun and two ratings.

3.0pm: HMS Talbot proceeded.


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23 July 1916

Tanga.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.13

4.25pm: HMW Prattler arrived.

5.25pm: HMS Mersey arrived. One seedie joined from her.


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24 July 1916

Tanga to Pangani.

Lat -5.2, Long 39.2

9.30am: Re-embarked two Lewis guns and crews and embarked three officers and 113 natives of "Dicksons scouts”.

10.15am: Weighed and proceeded for Pangani.

2.15pm: HMFM Trent passed steering Northward.

3.35pm: Anchored off Pangani River, near HMS Talbot. SS Barjora proceeded.


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25 July 1916

Pangani.

Lat -5.43, Long 39.0

9.30am: Weighed, battened down fore and aft and proceeded across the bar.

10.02am: Anchored off Pangani town in 17 feet.

10.15am: Disembarking "Dicksons Scouts".

12 noon: HMW Salamander in harbour.

1.30pm: HMS Talbot proceeded.

5.20pm: One sick German officer prisoner came on board.

6.20pm: One officer (sick) from "Dicksons Scouts" came on board.


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26 July 1916

Pangani.

Lat -5.43, Long 39.0

7.30am: SS Barjora arrived outside bar.

8.30am: Boats transferring one company of the 57th Regiment across river.

12.35pm: HMW Salamander left.

Motor boat disembarking one company of the 5th LI from Barjora.

2.30pm: Discharged one sick German officer prisoner to Barjora.


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27 July 1916

Pangani to Mkwaja.

Lat -5.43, Long 39.0

11.40am: Embarked one officer and eight natives of "Dicksons Scouts".

12.45pm: Weighed and proceeded across the bar.

5.45pm: Anchored off Mkwaja village, HMS’ Talbot and Thistle at anchor.

10.40pm: Observed flashes and reports of gun fire to Southward.


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28 July 1916

Mkwaja.

Lat -5.8, Long 38.85

5.50am: HMS Thistle proceeded.

6.0am: Landed one officer and eight natives "Dicksons Scouts" and one Lewis gun and crew.

12 noon: HMS Talbot proceeded.


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29 July 1916

Mkwaja.

Lat -5.8, Long 38.85

Hands rigging WT mast on A.Aerial gun platform.

Received from shore, 76 bags of mealie, one bag of flour, one bag of sugar, five bags of insulators and five rolls of hide.

1.35pm: HMS Talbot arrived. Transferred gear received from shore to Talbot.

2.0pm: Lewis gun and crew returned from shore, re-embarked one oficer and ten scouts.


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30 July 1916

Mkwaja.

Lat -5.8, Long 38.85

10.45am: HMS Talbot proceeded.

3.0pm: HMW Salamander passed to Northward.

5.45pm: Natives waving red flag ashore. General quarters, opened fire on shore with all starboard guns.

6.15pm: Ceased fire.


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31 July 1916

Mkwaja to Kokotoni and Sadani.

Lat -5.75, Long 39.22

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded for Kokotoni.

8.0am: Lat 5 45S, Long 39 02E.

10.20am: Anchored. Mwana Mwana LH N88W 2.5 miles.

10.40am: HMS’ Talbot and Mersey arrived.

11.10am: HMS Vengeance arrived.

Received 6” dismounting gear from Talbot.

12.45pm: Gunner’s party dismounting after 6".

1.45pm: Talbot left.

2.30pm: Embarked 23 natives of KAR.

2.50pm: Weighed and proceeded, Mersey two cables astern.

7.45pm: Sighted HMS Manica and Talbot ahead.

9.40pm: Anchored off Sadani village.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916

(In action at Sadani, Zanzibar, in action at Bagamoyo)


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Cover, Adm. 53/59847, signed Lt (N) V Griffith.

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Dated 8th September 1916, signed Cdr William Jones.

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1 August 1916

Sadani.

Lat -5.2, Long 39.1

3.30am: HMS Vengeance arrived.

4.30am: Landing parties from Vengeance and HMS Talbot came alongside.

4.45am: Landing parties left ship.

5.50am: HMS’ Severn and Mersey weighed and proceeded to cover landing parties.

5.52am: Opened fire on the shore.

6.0am: Ceased fire.

6.05am: Seaplane up.

6.30am: Seaplane down and alongside.

6.35am: Seaplane up.

7.0am: Jack hoisted at Castle.

7.25am: Anchored.

8.30am: HMS Manica proceeded.

8.40am: Talbot proceeded.

9.30am: Hands painting cabin passages. (Even in action, nothing will keep seamen away from their paintbrushes!)

10.50am: Mersey proceeded.

11.10am: Received from shore one German officer prisoner.

11.15am: Returned 6” dismounting gear to Vengeance.

12.30pm: Disembarked "Dicksons Scouts'" blankets and gear.

1.45pm: Received from shore one sergeant RMA, prisoner for Vengeance.

Mersey returned.

4.20pm: Mersey left.

5.40pm: HMW Prattler arrived.

6.25pm: Shifted anchorage closer to shore.

Burned searchlights at intervals through the night.


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2 August 1916

Sadani.

Lat -5.2, Long 39.1

5.35am: HMW Prattler left.

6.55am: Received on board one seriously wounded Askari.

7.05am: Seaplane up.

10.30am: C-in-C visited until noon.

11.0am: HMS Thistle arrived.

1.30pm: One Askari died of wounds on board.

4.10pm: Discharged to shore for burial, body of dead Askari.


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3 August 1916

Sadani.

Lat -5.2, Long 39.1

7.0am: HMS Manica under weigh, balloon up.

8.30am: Balloon down.

4.30pm: Hands to general quarters.

5.0pm: Opened fire with both 6" and starboard guns on windmill.

5.40pm: Ceased fire.

6.40pm: Discharged Lt Brooksmith to HMS Vengeance.


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4 August 1916

Sadani.

Lat -5.2, Long 39.1

4.0am: HMS’ Vengeance and Manica proceeded.

6.0am: HMS Thistle left.

12.25pm: Vengeance returned.

1.35pm: HMS Mersey arrived.

9.35pm: Discharged one German prisoner to Mersey.


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5 August 1916

Sadani to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.45am: HMW Prattler alongside with ratings and stores. Lt Brooksmith rejoined.

7.25am: Weighed and proceeded for Zanzibar.

8.0am: Lat 6 03S, Long 39 51.5E. (longitude can’t be correct and should probably read 39 01.5.)

11.45am: Secured alongside SS Queen Alexandra in Zanzibar harbour.

2.0pm: Lt Moltens joined ship.

2.20pm: Discharged ratings to RN barracks.

4.15pm: HMS Pioneer arrived.


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6 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Coaling, received 119 tons.

1.15pm: Working party to HMFM Trent for ammunition.

3.0pm: HMS’ Challenger and Himalaya arrived.

5.40pm: HMW Salamander arrived.

5.50pm: HMW Prattler arrived.


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7 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.45am: HMFM Trent proceeded Northward.

7.40am: HMW Childers arrived.

3.25pm: HMS Vengeance arrived.

4.45pm: HMS Pioneer left.

5.0pm: HMW Pickle left.

5.55pm: Childers left.

6.30pm: Discharged Lt E Brooksmith to Vengeance.


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8 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands at work on aft 6” and starboard fore 3 pounder.

1.30pm: One rating rejoined from hospital.

2.15pm: HMW Echo arrived.

5.50pm: Echo left.

6.0pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived.


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9 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.25am: HMW Echo arrived.

9.45am: HMS Mersey arrived.

9.50am: Lt Cdr WB Jones RN, joined from HMS Vengeance.

2.50pm: Received on board stores and provisions for Dickson's scouts.

4.10pm: HMS Challenger sailed.


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10 August 1916

Zanzibar to Sadani.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.0

5.40am: HMS Himalaya proceeded.

8.20am: HS Ebani arrived.

9.40am: Discharged one PO and one Pte RMLI.

9.50am: Captain EJ Fullerton, DSO, RN left ship. Lt/Cdr WB Jones assumed command. Cheered ship.

10.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.0pm: Sighted HMS Thistle off Sadani.

2.10pm: Following HMS Challenger. Captain of Challenger came aboard.

3.25pm: Anchored near Thistle off Sadani.

5.10pm: Received 41 hammocks from Thistle belonging to Talbot's marines ashore.


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11 August 1916

Sadani.

Lat -6.1, Long 38.8

6.10am: HMS Thistle sailed.

7.10am: HMS Challenger left.

7.0pm: One WT rating joined from shore.


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12 August 1916

Sadani.

Lat -6.1, Long 38.8

7.0pm: HMS Challenger arrived.


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13 August 1916

Sadani.

Lat -6.1, Long 38.8

7.30am: Received mail and clothing from HMS Challenger.

8.30am: HMS Thistle arrived.

4.0pm: Thistle sailed.


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14 August 1916

Sadani and at sea to Bagamoyo.

Lat -6.1, Long 38.8

5.45am: HMS Challenger sailed.

9.05am: Boats landing HMS Pioneer’s seamen to relieve HMS Talbot’s marines.

9.05am: HMS Thistle arrived.

10.30am: HMS Mersey arrived.

2.10pm: HMW Childers arrived.

3.30pm: Childers sailed.

4.0pm: Embarked portable WT set and ratings.

6.55pm: Weighed and proceeded, following Mersey.

11.30pm: Passed Childers anchored at position of Fungu Miko buoys.


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15 August 1916

At sea, Bagamoyo and at sea.

Lat -6.4, Long 38.9

1.15am: Parted company with HMS Mersey.

2.55am: Anchored off Bagamoyo. Showed light to Northward and Eastward for HMS Vengeance to anchor on.

3.20am: HMS’ Vengeance, Challenger and Manica arrived.

3.45am: HMS Mersey arrived.

5.0am: Landing parties arrived alongside Severn and Mersey.

5.45am: Boats advanced. Weighed and closed shore to cover landing, Severn and Mersey firing.

5.50am: Enemy opened fire with 4.1" and smaller guns.

5.50am: Bombardment general.

6.0am: Parties landed.

7.0am: Union Jack hoisted at Government House.

7.40am: Closing shore to embark wounded. Pom-pom firing on boats silenced.

10.0am: Wounded on board for treatment; three native troops, one marine, one seaman and one white German.

10.15am: Transferred body of Captain Thomas RMLI to Vengeance.

10.40am: Transferred wounded to HMW Childers alongside.

11.30am: Cleaning guns. Vengeance proceeded.

12.55pm: Childers alongside with cots and stretchers.

1.15pm: Vengeance returned.

2.15pm: Transferred to Mersey; portable WT set and ratings, marines’ hammocks and gear and also the effects of the late Captain Thomas RMLI.

4.10pm: Hands cleaning empty cylinders and operating theatre.

5.30pm: Prepared for towing aft.

8.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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16 August 1916

At sea to Msasani Bay and Bagamoyo.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.3

3.37am: HMWs Echo, Charon, Styx and Childers in Msasani Bay opened fire on shore. Fire returned by 4.1" gun and smaller guns.

5.30am: Entered Msasani Bay, general quarters.

5.45am: Opened fire and engaged 4.1" gun on hill.

6.25am: Ceased fire, spotted for HMS Vengeance.

6.45am: Enemy ceased fire.

7.10am: Proceeded out of Msasani Bay.

7.30am: Returned to join whalers in Konduchi harbour.

8.0am: Lat 6 42.25S, Long 39 15.5E.

8.35am: Proceeded with whalers to join Flag.

9.15am: Clearing Msasani Bay, enemy fired three rounds from 4.1" gun. Vengeance bombarding Dar-es-salaam, ballon spotting.

10.0am: Proceeded for Bagamoyo.

4.25pm: Anchored close to HMS Mersey off Bagamoyo.

7.10pm: Tug Helmuth alongside with 6” dismounting gear.

9.0pm: HMS Himalaya proceeded.


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17 August 1916

Bagamoyo.

Lat -6.4, Long 38.9

7.0am: Hands dismounting after 6” gun.

7.05am: HMS Challenger sailed.

9.40am: Balloon up from HMS Manica.

9.45am: HMW Childers arrived with lighter.

12 noon: Challenger returned.

4.0pm: Sent blankets ashore for Lewis gun crews.


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18 August 1916

Bagamoyo to Mwangotini and return.

Lat -6.4, Long 38.9

10.45am: Discharged one WT rating to HMW Charon for HMS Pioneer.

1.30pm: HMS Thistle arrived with part of the West Indian Regiment.

2.35pm: HMFM Trent arrived.

4.05pm: Weighed and proceeded for Mwangotini.

5.28pm: Anchored.

5.30pm: Opened fire on Mwangotini Village with starboard 4.7".

5.55pm: Ceased fire.

6.05pm: Weighed and proceeded towards Bagamoyo.

7.05pm: Anchored.

9.20pm: Sent dismounting gear to HMS Mersey.

9.25pm: Trent sailed.


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19 August 1916

Bagamoyo to Saadani. (Variously Sadani, the spelling that I have used after this to avoid confusion with Saadani in Kenya)

Lat -6.1, Long 38.8

1.30am: HMS Challenger left.

4.0am: Weighed and proceeded for Sadani.

7.0am: Sighted HMS Thistle steering Eastward and SS Barjora at anchor off Sadani.

8.47am: Anchored.

9.45am: Supplied tug Helmuth with one day’s provisions.

10.45am: Helmuth left.

12.40pm: Barjora left.


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20 August 1916

Sadani.

Lat -6.1, Long 38.8

9.30am: Landed one signalman for duty at the castle.


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21 August 1916

Sadani to Bagamoyo and Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 38.9

9.45am: Embarked Colonel Price and Captain Montague. One signalman rejoined.

10.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.30pm: Stopped off Bagamoyo, disembarked Col. Price and Capt. Montague. HMS’ Challenger and Mersey at anchor.

4.45pm: Hoisted boats and proceeded for Zanzibar.

9.0pm: Anchored in Zanzibar off Hospital Steps.

In harbour, HMS’ Vengeance, Pioneer, Thistle, Princess and Manica.


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22 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: Coaling from collier Indiana, received 115 tons.

6.0am: HMS Thistle left.

6.30am: HMS Manica left.

In am: Hands taking down aft 6” gun shield.

9.15am: HMS Pioneer proceeded flying flag of C-in-C.

10.20am: HMW Childers arrived at port

11.0am: Discharged one rating and one marine (Talbot) to hospital.

In pm: Transferred 6” gun shield to collier. Lighter alongside with 3 pdr gun on field mounting, 6” and 4.7” ammunition. Hoisted these in.

5.50pm: Manica returned.


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23 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.50am: HMFM Trent arrived. Received victuals, stores and ammunition from her.

10.30am: C-in-C visited.

11.50am: HMS’ Vengeance and Princess proceeded.

12 noon: Read warrant No 60.

2.0pm: HMW Echo arrived.

2.20pm: Trent left.

4.0pm: Echo sailed.


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24 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.30am: SS Weissmann arrived.

Hands cleaning shell rooms, fitting new boats’ falls and refitting coir fenders.


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25 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands cleaning empty cylinders, stripping and cleaning 3 pdr breech and blocks, refitting coir fenders and reeving new boats’ falls.

10.0am: HMS Manica under way exercising balloon.

1.10pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.


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26 August 1916

Zanzibar to Bagamoyo

Lat -6.4, Long 38.9

12.45am: HMS Himalaya arrived.

4.30am: HMS Thistle arrived.

5.30am: Went alongside SS Indiana and lifted 6” gun shield on board.

6.40am: Cast off and proceeded for Bagamoyo.

Hands shipping aft 6” gun shield.

8.0am: Lat 6 14.5S, Long 39 10E.

11.49am: Anchored off Bagamoyo.

At anchor, HMS’ Vengeance  and Mersey.

1.0pm: Mersey left.

3.0pm: Landed one PO and Lewis gun crew.

4.20pm: SS Barjora arrived with lighters in tow.

4.30pm: SS Comrie Castle arrived with troops and lighters.


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27 August 1916

Bagamoyo.

Lat -6.4, Long 38.9

8.0am: 1st motorboat manned and armed left ship for Mtoni ferry with two boats in tow.

8.15am: SS Barjora sailed.

10.30am: HMW Echo arrived. One mg crew and four seedies joined ship.

11.0am: 2nd motorboat attending on MTO.

12 noon: HMS Manica arrived.

12.10pm: Echo left.

2.30pm: Received miscellaneous gear from Flagship for shore.

4.25pm: HMW Styx arrived.

4.30pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

5.30pm: Challenger proceeded.

5.55pm: Various details arriving on board and transferred ashore.

7.40pm: Tug Helmuth moored astern for the night.

10.0pm: HMS Vengeance left.

11.0pm: Manica left.


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28 August 1916

Bagamoyo.

Lat -6.4, Long 38.9

5.45am: HMW Styx left.

6.0am: SS Comrie Castle left.

Landed HMS Talbot's mg crew and four seedies with gear.

11.45am: Transport Rajput arrived.

3.20pm: 1st motorboat returned from Mtoni Ferry.

5.30pm: SS Bechuana arrived.


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29 August 1916

Bagamoyo.

Lat -6.4, Long 38.9

9.30am: SS Barjora arrived.

11.45am: HMS Mersey arrived.

1.20pm: Discharged one WT rating to Mersey.

3.30pm: SS Comrie Castle arrived.

10.0pm: HMS Hyacinth proceeded.


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30 August 1916

Bagamoyo.

Lat -6.4, Long 38.9

6.55am: HMS Vengeance arrived.

1.0pm: SS Barjora sailed.

1.30pm: HMS Thistle arrived.

3.10pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

6.18pm: SS Comrie Castle sailed.


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31 August 1916

Bagamoyo to Kitapumbe.

Lat -6.4, Long 38.9

6.45am: HMFM Trent arrived.

Supplied HMS Mersey with wallet and one set of No 3 flags.

11.40am: HMS Challenger arrived.

12.55pm: HMS Vengeance arrived.

1.30pm: HMS Manica arrived.

2.45pm: Weighed and proceeded for Kitapumbe Patches and covering left flank of troops.

5.15pm: HMW Childers passed to NW’d.

6.05pm: Anchored, Kitapumbe buoy S76E, 2.5 miles.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916

(In action in Msasani Bay, Dar-es-salaam, actions in the Rufiji Delta and Mohoro Bay, Kilwa Kivinje)


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Cover, Adm. 53/59848, signed Lt (N) V Griffith.

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Dated 2nd October 1916, signed Cdr William Jones.


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1 September 1916

Kitapumbe to Konduchi.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.2 (approx)

6.40am: Weighed and proceeded slow towards Ukatani.

8.0am: Lat 6 33.5S, Long 39 09.5E.

8.15am: Anchored, Ukatini village 210º, 1.5 miles.

3.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses as requisite for communicating with and covering troops.

6.20pm: Anchored off Konduchi, NW pt of Mbudya island, N70E, 1.1 miles.

At anchor, HMS Mersey.


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2 September 1916

Konduchi to Msasani Bay.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.3

5.50am: Weighed, waiting for seaplane.

6.0am: HMS Mersey proceeded.

6.30am: Seaplane down near Mersey.

7.0am: Anchored. HMWs Fly, Styx and Charon passed to Northward.

8.0am: HMS Manica closing with balloon up. C column arrived at Konduchi.

8.40am: Weighed.

8.50am: Manica anchored, four transports approaching.

9.20am: Anchored, NW pt of Mbudya island, 58º, 8 cables.

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded into Msasani Bay. General quarters. Troops landing at Konduchi. Courses and speeds as requisite in Msasani Bay to draw enemy's fire.

11.30am: HMS Vengeance firing.

1.15pm: Anchored, SE pt of Bongoyo I. 80º, 1.4 miles.

2.35pm: Anchored off Mto Kauwi ?, Mbezi village, 270º, 1.1 miles.

7.20pm: Shifted berth 1.1 miles to NE.


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3 September 1916

Msasani Bay.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.3

5.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.30am: HMS Mersey arrived in the bay.

6.40am: Opened fire on enemy's defences in Msasani Bay. Offshore Squadron bombarding from Dar-es-salaam Bay.

7.05am: Ceased fire. HMS’ Vengeance, Hyacinth and Thistle arrived.

7.50am: Anchored.

9.0am: HMFM Trent arrived.

Boats evacuating sick and wounded and attending on MTO.

10.0am: Transports Barjora, Montrose and Rajput arrived. Transports disembarking guns, troops and stores.

Two privates RMLI, sick, joined from shore.

In pm: Boats landing water and attending on MTO.

Discharged one Pte to Vengeance and one Pte to Hyacinth.


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4 September 1916

Msasani Bay to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.15am: HMS’ Vengeance and Hyacinth and four whalers proceeded.

6.0am: HMS Manica proceeded.

8.0am: Dar-es-salaam surrendered.

Hands unrigging mantlets. (Plates fitted to the guns protecting the area where the barrel of the gun passes through the shield or turret.)

9.25am: Weighed and proceeded astern of HMS Mersey towards Dar-es-salaam.

10.0am: Observed offshore squadron anchored off Dar-es-salaam, flying the white flag.

10.51am: Anchored.

11.20am: Mersey anchored in harbour entrance. Mersey clearing entrance. (From the log of HMS Mersey; Party with charges severing boom defence. NO and party examining channel and buoying same and erecting beacon on floating dock. Boats sweeping harbour.)

1.40pm: Landing parties from HMS’ Vengeance, Hyacinth, Challenger and Talbot proceeded ashore.

3.45pm: HMFM Trent arrived.

3.50pm: HMW Childers arrived, towing lighter.

4.0pm: Transports Barjora, Montrose and Rajput arrived.

4.45pm: Weighed and proceeded up harbour.

5.15pm: Anchored.


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5 September 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.35am: HMS Mersey proceeded.

10.45am: SS Barjora and Rajput entered harbour.

1.0pm: HMW Echo arrived.

3.40pm: Echo left.

5.45pm: Barjora left.

7.0pm: Supplied guard on board SS Field Marshall with water.


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6 September 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.45am: Weighed and left harbour to go alongside collier Indiana. Coaling, received 112 tons.


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7 September 1916

Dar-es-salaam to Mboamaji harbour and return.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.35

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded for Mboamaji harbour.

7.20am: Anchored. HMW Charon searching Sinda I.

8.45am: Landing party left to search Kendwa I.

11.0am: Landing party returned, island clear.

11.15am: Charon left towards Dar-es-salaam.

1.0pm: Embarked troops.

1.25pm: Weighed and proceeded for Dar-es-salaam.

1.45pm: Fired one round 4.7” Lyddite.

3.25pm: Anchored. Troops disembarked.

5.0pm: SS Montrose left.


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8 September 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.0am: Supplied tug Helmuth with provisions.

8.15am: SS Barjora arrived.

12.10pm: HMW Charon arrived.

12.15pm: Barjora left.

1.15pm: Flight S/Lt Delamere joined ship.

1.40pm: HMS Challenger entered harbour.

4.45pm: Charon left.


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9 September 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

8.45am: 1st motorboat, Lt Lewis in charge, left to search creeks.

5.0pm: 1st motorboat returned towing lighter.

 

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10 September 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.0am: SS Barjora arrived.

Working party to Barjora for provisions and petrol.

3.10pm: HMS Hyacinth entered harbour.

4.15pm: Midshipman Gunson joined from Hyacinth.

4.30pm: HMW Styx arrived towing lighter.

6.30pm: HMW Charon arrived.


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11 September 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.45am: HMW Charon left.

7.0am: SS Valentia entered harbour.

2.0pm: Lt Grenfell RNVR left for HMS Hyacinth to join HMS Vengeance.

2.0pm: SS Barjora sailed.

2.10pm: Hands employed up creeks salving life boats.

2.35pm: Hyacinth and HMW Styx  proceeded.

7.0pm: Charon returned.


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12 September 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.10am: SS Valentia proceeded.

2.20pm: Flight S/Lt Delamere left ship. (Surname omitted in log, but see 8th Sept entry)

4.30pm: SS Trafford Hall arrived.

4.50pm: SS Professor arrived.


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13 September 1916

Dar-es-salaam and at sea.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

2.30pm: Went alongside SS Trafford Hall for water, then left harbour and anchored.

5.10pm: SS Bechuana weighed and entered harbour.

7.10pm: SS Tuna arrived.

10.35pm: HMW Styx arrived

11.20pm: Weighed and proceeded for Kwale I.


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14 September 1916

Dar-es-salaam to Kwale I.

Lat -7.4, Long 39.5

8.0am: Lat 7 16S, Long 39 36E.

9.55am: Stopped, sent motorboat and gig to capture dugout with three natives.

10.50am: Hoisted boats and proceeded towards Kwale.

1.34pm: Anchored, West point of Kwale I. N42E, 1.5 miles.

1.55pm: Opened fire with 6" and 4.7” on supposed position of camp, 7,000 yds Wd. from Kisiju.

2.09pm: Ceased fire.

2.35pm: Proceeded for Koma I.

4.05pm: Anchored off Koma I.


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15 September 1916

Koma to Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded for rendezvous off Simba Uranga mouth.

8.0am: Lat 7 37.5S, Long 39 26.25E.

8.35am: Anchored off Simba Uranga mouth.

11.20am: HMS Manica arrived.

2.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, reconnoitring Kikunja mouth.

4.15pm: Entered Kikunja Mouth.

4.35pm: Fired one round 6" at Pemba Hill, returned down river.

4.55pm: Seaplane up, returned towards Kikunja.

5.30pm: Fired one round 6" at Pemba Hill and proceeded out of river.

7.40pm: Anchored near Manica.


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16 September 1916

Rufiji Delta and up Ssuninga River.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4 (approx)

8.0am: Lat 7 49.5S, Long 39 21E.

5.0am: Weighed and proceeded for Simba Uranga Mouth.

6.25am: Action stations. Seaplane up.

6.45am: Entered river and turned up Ssuninga Branch. Defences at mouth deserted.

7.10am: Passed (the wreck of) Newbridge.

8.20am: Passed Salale, no sign of life.

8.25am: Turned and proceeded down river.

10.55am: Anchored near Manica, Simba Uranga mouth SW, 9 miles.

Noon: HMS Manica proceeded.

12.35pm: Weighed and proceeded to Southward.

1.0pm: Manica proceeding down coast with balloon up.

7.0pm: Anchored off Ngedu Mouth. Simaya I., 178º, 7.5 miles.


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17 September 1916

Ngedo mouth to Mohoro Bay and to Sefo Shoal.

Lat -8.2, Long 39.4

5.25am: Weighed and proceeded to Mohoro Bay.

6.15am: Seaplane up over Mohoro mouths.

7.40am: Communicated with HMS Manica.

8.0am: Lat 8 21.25S, Long 39 22.25E.

8.45am: Anchored in Mohoro Bay. Closed up 6" guns crews for bombarding enemy camp near Marendego Village.

8.55am: Balloon up.

9.25am: Observer unable to see camp. Secured guns crews.

9.50am: Weighed and proceeded Northward.

10.25am: HMS Manica anchored.

4.25pm: Anchored near Sefo Shoal.

4.50pm: Manica arrived and anchored.


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18 September 1916

Sefo Shoal to Tirene and Kikunja Mouth.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.30am: Motorboat left for Tirene.

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded for Tirene.

7.18am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

9.10am: Two natives with dugout came aboard.

1.30am: Weighed and proceeded for Kikunja Mouth.

7.20pm: Anchored off Kikunja Mouth.

8.05pm: Motorboat towed dugout with natives towards Kikunja Mouth.

10.15pm: Boat returned.


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19 September 1916

Kikunja Mouth to Tirene, Sefo Shoal, and Simba Uranga Mouth.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.25am: Observed dugout pulling towards ship. Sent motor boat.

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Hoisted in boat and dugout.

7.30am: Proceeded for Tirene.

8.0am:Lat 7 40S, Long 39 25E.

9.15am: Passed HMS Manica at anchor.

10.0am: HMFM Trent leaving Tirene Bay, HMS Duplex at anchor.

11.20am: Anchored.

1.0pm: Sent dugout ashore.

4.15pm: Weighed and proceeded to rendezvous with HMS Mersey off Sefo shoal.

5.50pm: Anchored near Mersey and Manica. Sefo shoal, South, 1 mile.

6.15pm: Lt CH Grenfell RNVR and two Lewis gun crews with equipment rejoined ship.

7.20pm: Weighed and proceeded following Mersey for Uranga Mouth.

8.0pm: Lat 7 47S, Long 39 32.5E.

9.40pm: Anchored, Simba Uranga mouth, 218º, 8 miles.


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20 September 1916

Simba Uranga Mouth up Ssuninga Branch and to Sefo Shoal.

Lat -7.835, Long 39.3

Position above is for Salale.

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded astern of Mersey for Simba Uranga Mouth.

6.30am: Action stations.

6.50am: Entered river up Suninga branch.

8.0am: Lat 7 50S, Long 39 20E.

8.07am: Anchored 1.5 miles above Salale. Boats away sounding. Observed wreck of SS Somali ahead. (Königsberg’s supply ship.)

8.55am: HMS Mersey weighed and proceeded up river. Parties away searching SS Somali and Salale village.

10.40am: Mersey returned and anchored. Motorboats proceeded up river to visit Könisberg.

12.30pm: Motor boats returned.

12.55pm: Weighed and proceeded astern of Mersey down river for Sefo Shoal.

5.15pm: Anchored near HMS’ Mersey and Manica, Sefo shoal S by W, 1 mile.

6.10pm: Discharged one Ldg Cook’s Mate to Mersey.

9.30pm: Discharged Mid. Gunson RNVR to Mersey.


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21 September 1916

Sefo Shoal to Okusa and Jewe Reef.

Lat -8.2, Long 39.6

8.0am: Lat 7 57S, Long 39 35E.

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded for Okusa.

12.20pm: Anchored off Okusa I.

12.30pm: Sent ashore water for lighthouse keepers.

1.20pm: Weighed and proceeded for Jewe Reef.

6.12pm: Anchored off Jewe Reef.


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22 September 1916

Jewe Reef to Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.7, Long 39.5

6.45am: HMW Fly arrived.

9.20am: HMW Pickle arrived.

9.55am: Discharged one PO to Fly.

10.0am: SS Valentia arrived. Went alongside her and received 153 tons of coal.

11.0am: One maxim received on board from Fly for examination.

12.30pm: Discharged one ERA and one signal rating to Pickle.

4.15pm: Fly proceeded.

4.20pm: Pickle left.

5.30pm: Cast off and proceeded for Kilwa Kivinje.

6.40pm: Anchored off Kilwa Kivinje, Pickle at anchor.


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23 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

8.0am: Lt(N) and one AB left in HMW Pickle for Kilwa Kisiwani.


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24 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

Sunday routine.


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25 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

11.35am: HMW Pickle arrived. Lt (N) and one AB rejoined.

1.30pm: One signal rating rejoined from Pickle.

1.55pm: Pickle proceeded.


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26 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

5.40am: Landed both watches without arms for exercise.

8.20am: Landing party returned.


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27 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

9.10am: HMW Fly cast off and proceeded Northward.

10.0am: Went alongside SS Barjora for water. Discharged one rating for HMS Hyacinth. Received petrol, fresh provisions and mails.

1.30pm: Barjora sailed.

6.0pm: HMS Himalaya arrived. Went alongside her for stores and beef.


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28 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

6.15pm: Landed two Lewis and one Maxim gun’s crews under S/Lt Gaffney.

6.30pm: Cleared for action.

8.0pm: Lt Lewis RNR landed for duty at Singino Hill.


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29 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

7.30am: Went alongside HMFM Trent for ammunition and provisions.

9.15am: HMAT Beltana (A72) arrived.

10.0am: Surgeon Malcolm joined ship. Two ratings rejoined from hospital.

10.50am: Trent proceeded.

In pm: Boats disembarking troops from Beltana and embarking sick and wounded and prisoners.

5.30pm: Beltana left.


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30 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

3.40am: Sent motorboat to recover gig and skiff.

4.30am: Boats returned.

6.20pm: Lewis guns’ crews returned.

7.0pm: HMW Pickle alongside. Received military stores. Discharged two ratings to Pickle and one ERA rejoined from same.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916

(Supporting shore operations at Kilwa Kivinje and at anchor, Dar-es-salaam)


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Cover, Adm. 53/59849, signed Lt (N) Wm Barton.

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Dated 5th November 1916, signed Cdr William Jones.

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Aneroid barometer - Maker J Hicks No 913.

Thermometers for air temperature under fore bridge in screen. Maker; Casella 4th Nov. 1914, No. 555

Thermometer for sea temperature; Maker Casella 15th July 1915, No 701.


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1 October 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

5.40am: HMW Pickle left.

Hands disembarking military stores.

3.30pm: Landed two Lewis and one Maxim guns and five marines under S/Lt Gaffney RNR. Cleared for action.

4.0pm: HMFM Trent arrived flying the flag of the C-in-C.

4.0pm: Fleet Surgeon Richards discharged to Trent.

4.20pm: Landed Lt Lewis for duty with military.

5.50pm: Trent proceeded.


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2 October 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

6.0pm: HMS Thistle arrived.

6.30pm: Two Lewis guns’ crews and Lt Lewis rejoined from shore.


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3 October 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

5.40am: HMS Thistle proceeded.

4.10pm: Maxim gun’s crew and marines under S/Lt Gaffney RNR rejoined.

11.50am: One rating joined from shore.


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4 October 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

In am: Hands ranging and surveying starboard cable, painting cabins and making up old rope.

In pm: Hands restowing cable, painting second motorboat and preparing for coaling.


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5 October 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

9.0am: Hands ranging and surveying port cable.

12.30pm: Weighed and proceeded for Jewe Reef.

1.45pm: Secured alongside collier Tremorvah. Coaling, received 67 tons.

5.30pm: Discharged Lt Grenfell RNVR and two ratings for passage to Zanzibar. Cast off.

7.15pm: Anchored off Kilwa Kivinje.


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6 October 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

6.30am: Collier Tremorvah sailed to Southward.

7.15am: HMFM Trent arrived. Boats disembarking troops and stores from Trent.

10.50am: Trent sailed.

In pm: Seedies cleaning port cable. Hands marking port cable, refitting hazelwood fenders and painting.


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7 October 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

In am: Hands stowing port cable.

3.0pm: HMFM Trent arrived. Boats evacuating sick and wounded to Trent.

4.0pm: HMW Childers arrived.

5.20pm: Trent and Childers sailed.


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8 October 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

9.45am: HMW Pickle arrived. Discharged one rating.

10.30am: Pickle left.


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9 October 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

Hands oiling over 5" and 3.5" wire hawsers and painting out second gig.


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10 October 1916

Kilwa Kivinje and reconnaissance to Northward.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

9.30am: 12 pdr gun’s crew boarded from shore for medical inspection. Supplied with five sets of leather gear.

4.10pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived. Received mail and provisions from her.

5.20pm: HMS Manica arrived. Two Lewis guns’ crews joined from HMS Mersey via Manica.

9.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to Northward on reconnaissance.


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11 October 1916

At sea and at Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

12.50am: Anchored, Kiswasi Reef bg 133º, 2.5 miles.

5.30am: Cleared for action.

6.0am: Seaplane up.

6.15am: Seaplane made fast astern. Observed HMS Manica closing from South, balloon up.

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded towing seaplane to Kilwa Kivinje.

7.50am: Stopped near Manica, seaplane rejoined her.

9.45am: Anchored off Kilwa Kivinje.

3.0pm: Weighed for adjustment of compasses.

3.0pm: SS Logician arrived.

5.40pm: Logician sailed.

6.0pm: Anchored off Kilwa Kivinje.


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12 October 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

In am: Hands refitting rigging.

3.40pm: Landed 12 pdr ammunition for shore service. Landed Lewis gun crews for route march.


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13 October 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

9.10am: Hands rattling down rigging and refitting lower booms. (Rattling down is the process of making final adjustments to the shrouds and fitting the ratlines, the horizontal ropes that make the foot holds as you climb the rigging.)

2.0pm: One WT CPO joined from HMS Hyacinth.


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14 October 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

9.30am: Lt Moltens and eight ratings left ship with four Lewis guns for shore service.

12.30pm: Four ordinary seamen joined from HMS Hyacinth.

4.15pm: HMFM Trent arrived. Went alongside her for bosun’s stores, provisions and to discharge empties. Received mail and stores for the military. Exchanged signal ratings with Trent.


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15 October 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

5.20am: HMFM Trent proceeded.

5.45am: Discharged military stores to shore.

8.35am: One 12 pdr gun crew with gun and ammunition joined ship.

5.20pm: Discharged 12 pdr gun crew and gun to shore.


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16 October 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

6.0am: Discharged one rating to shore for service with field gun.

11.45am: One rating joined from shore for medical treatment.

3.30pm: Discharged one rating to shore for service with field gun.


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17 October 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

4.15pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived.

10.30pm: One rating rejoined from Rinaldo.


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18 October 1916

Kilwa Kivinje to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -8.1, Long 39.6

5.0am: Weighed and proceeded for Dar-es-salaam.

8.0am: Lat 8 26.5S, Long 39 25E.

10.15am: Passed HMS Manica.

11.0am: Observed HMS Hyacinth on starboard beam steering North.

8.0pm: Lat 7 26S, Long 39 40E.


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19 October 1916

At sea to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.15am: Observed HMS Mersey clearing Dar-es-salaam harbour.

7.45am: Anchored off Dar-es-salaam.

8.50am: HMS Challenger arrived from inner harbour, one rating joined.

9.40am: Weighed to enter harbour and anchor.

1.45pm: One marine rejoined from shore service.

5.45pm: Discharged two ratings to HMFM Trent for hospital.

5.50pm: HMW Fly left.


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20 October 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

9.50am: HMW Fly arrived.

11.30am: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

In pm: Sent water and provisions to HMW Pickle, to lighthouse and to E Ferry pt ratings.

4.20pm: Pickle left, five ratings joined ship.

7.45pm: Discharged one rating to Hyacinth.


(From now until the 27th of November, HMS Severn remains at anchor in Dar-es-salaam. From the logs she appears to become a store ship for the port, regularly receiving food, provisions, water and mail from incoming ships and distributing them to other vessels, the dockyard, the lighthouse and to the military on shore. Her crew assist the military ashore, salvage sunken boats, supply crews and boats for patrol work and generally make themselves useful. In addition, the first lieutenant seizes the opportunity to send his men into every corner of the ship with chipping hammer, wire brush and paint pot.Those interested in the daily routine of a Royal Navy vessel in a foreign harbour  will enjoy themselves gleaning through the original pages, but in general here I have only recorded the comings and goings of ships and men. Ed.)


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21 October 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

10.0am: Two RE (Royal Engineers?) WT ratings joined ship.

11.0am: SS Huntscliffe arrived.

11.40am: HMS Hyacinth left.

5.0pm: Discharged one rating to HMW Prattler.

5.30pm: HMW Pickle arrived.

5.45pm: HMW Fly left.


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22 October 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

9.40am: Sent stretcher party to SS Pundua.

11.30am: Five seedies discharged on leave.

11.40am: Stretcher party returned.

5.15pm: HMW Pickle proceeded.

5.30pm: HMW Fly arrived.

7.0pm: Sent cook’s mate with baking utensils to SS Pundua.

9.10pm: One midshipman joined from HMW Prattler for medical treatment.


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23 October 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.0am: Sent 12 pdr field carriage and limber to dockyard.

12.30pm: HMT Huntscliffe proceeded.

5.35pm: Fly sailed.

6.0pm: HMW Pickle secured alongside, received 221 bags of mails - naval and military.

8.0pm: Transfer to Pickle of fleet mails.

9.30pm: Discharged one telegraphist to Pickle.


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24 October 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.20am: HMW Pickle cast off and sailed.

6.15am: Sent military mails ashore and to HMW Prattler.

Received three cases of spirits from HMS Challenger.

Supplied Prattler with seven gallons of rum and 12 lbs of lime juice.

11.0am: HMW Fly arrived.

1.0pm: Tug Sir David Hunter arrived.

Discharged three ratings to Prattler.

4.30pm: Three ratings joined from Prattler.

5.35pm: Fly left.


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25 October 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.45am: HMW Fly arrived and went alongside SS Trafford Hall.

10.10am: Fly left.

11.45am: HMW Pickle arrived.

2.15pm: Dispatched one bag of mail for HMS Mersey per Pickle.

Discharged one stoker to HMW Prattler.

5.55pm: Pickle sailed.


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26 October 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

8.30am: HS Gascon arrived.

8.55am: HMW Pickle arrived.

1.40pm: One seedie joined from Pickle for medical treatment.

3.50pm: Pickle left.


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27 October 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.0am: Landed 12 pdr guns’ crew to return gun to HMW Prattler.

In am: Gunner’s party taking down all voice pipes for survey. Boat crew turning falls. DB party working in store rooms and as requisite.

9.40am: One sick rating joined from Prattler.

11.18am: HMT Barjora arrived.

1.30pm: Sent four ABs ashore for military work.

6.0pm: Sailmaking party returned from military work.


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28 October 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.0am: Landed sailmaking party to assist military.

9.0am: Discharged one leading telegraphist to HMW Prattler, one ordinary seaman joined from same.

10.40am: HMW Pickle arrived.

11.30am: Hospital ship Gascon sailed (chart no 648 lent to her).

1.10pm: Pickle sailed.

2.25pm: Prattler anchored after steaming from spit, discharged one rating to her.

2.35pm: Discharged to HMFM Trent for passage South, one AB for hospital, one OS to rejoin ship, one SB rating for exam and Lt Grenfell RNVR for Simonstown hospital.

4.0pm: One PO1 joined ship. Four ratings and one seedie from Prattler placed on sick list. Discharged in lieu one rating and one seedie.


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29 October 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

11.10am: HM Transports Barjora and Trafford Hall sailed.

3.30pm: HMW Fly arrived. One stoker rating and one seedie boy joined from HMW Prattler.

6.10pm: HMW Pickle arrived. Lt/Cdr Barton RNR joined ship.


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30 October 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.30am. Weighed and proceeded to outer anchorage alonside SS Persier. Coaling, received 154 tons.

7.20am: Discharged nine ratings to HMS Hyacinth.

11.15am: Mid. Gunson RNR joined ship from Hyacinth.

12.30pm: HMT Glencluny arrived in the outer anchorage.

12.45pm: Mid. Collins RNR on sick list (ex HMW Prattler), discharged to Hyacinth.

1.15pm: Received eight bags of mails from HMS Talbot.

1.35pm: Cast off from collier and proceeded into harbour.


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31 October 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

12.10pm: Six seedie boys took passage in HMW Fly for one weeks leave in Zanzibar. Discharged one sick rating to Fly for Zanzibar hospital.

12.40pm: Fly proceeded.

1.10pm: HMT Castor sailed.

1.15pm: HMW Pickle left for patrol.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916

(Dar-es-salaam and Tirene Bay)

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Dated 4th December 1916, signed Act. Cdr William Jones.

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1 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.30am: SS Pundua sailed.

7.45am: One WT rating joined ship.

7.59am: HMW Pickle arrived and went alongside SS St Egbert (The second ship of this name owned by the Saint Line, built 1914, 5,596 tons and most famous for being captured in 1914 by the commerce raider SMS Emden, then released with the crews of five other ships, as she was carrying an American cargo and thus a neutral).

Lent Pickle one 5cwt kedge and 100 fathoms of 2.5” wire.


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2 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.55am: SS Valencia (possibly Valentia) sailed.

11.30am: HMW Pickle sailed.

1.30pm: HMW Fly left harbour.

3.0pm: SS Tuna arrived.


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3 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3


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4 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

In am: Surgeon Holton RN joined ship.


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5 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

1.50pm: HMWs Echo, Fly and Childers arrived.

4.30pm: HMW Pickle arrived, returned our wire and kedge.

5.15pm: Childers left.

5.25pm: Cable SS Sherard Osborn arrived.

5.45pm: Pickle sailed.


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6 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

1.0pm: SS Ingoma arrived.

2.20pm: HMW Echo left.

3.35pm: HMS Mersey arrived.

One Ldg Signalman, two ABs and Mr Tucker, Gunner, joined ship.


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7 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

1.30pm: HMW Childers arrived. Seedie boys returned from leave and one rating returned from hospital.

4.0pm: Two seedie boys joined from HMS Mersey en route to Zanzibar.


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8 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

8.0am: HMS Mersey left. Received one seaman’s effects.

8.50am: HMW Echo and HTS Glencluny arrived.

12.45pm: HMW Childers left for Zanzibar. Surgeon Holton and Paymr Little took passage on leave, also two seedie boys ex Mersey.

3.30pm: CS Sherard Osborn sailed.

4.20pm: Transport Sikh arrived.


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9 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.0am: Discharged two ratings to HTS Celtic King for passage to Zanzibar hospital.

9.15am: Celtic King sailed.

12.30pm: HMW Echo sailed.

5.40pm: HMW Childers arrived. Paymaster Little returned on board.


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10 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

In am: Discharged one rating to hospital.

3.45pm: HTS Ingoma sailed

5.0pm: One RNR officer, 12 RNVR ratings and one native joined ship.


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11 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

8.45am: HMW Echo arrived.

9.50am: Echo sailed.

11.0am: SS St Egbert sailed.

4.30pm: HTS Clan MacFee (HMT Clan MacPhee) arrived.


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12 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

1.45pm: Tug Golden Crown arrived.

5.50pm: HTS Professor arrived.

6.0pm: Surgeon Holton rejoined.


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13 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

10.0am: One rating from HMW Childers on sick list.

12.10pm: HTS Clan MacPhee (MacFee in log) sailed.

1.0pm: Childers sailed.


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14 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.0am: Sent old awnings to Zanzibar via tug Sir David Hunter, for forwarding to Simonstown.

11.39am: Sir David Hunter left.

11.40am: HTS Trafford Hall arrived.


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15 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

8.10am: HTS Ingoma arrived.

10.15am: HMW Childers arrived.

11.59am: HMHS Ellora arrived.


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16 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

12.15pm: HMW Childers left.

7.10am: HMHS Ellora left.

8.10am: HMHS Ebani arrived.

3.0pm: One ERA and one Ldg Stoker joined ship (prisoners in German hands).

5.0pm: One CPO Wireless Operator joined ship.


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17 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.35am: HS Ebani left.

8.0am: HMS Challenger arrived.

In am: Received deck and engine stores in Sir David Hunter, HM tug, also one c/o for Captain Everitt.

1.0pm: One rating (10" heavy battery) joined ship from hospital.

5.0pm: HTS SS Professor left.

* Professor, formerly Professor Woermann, the third of three Woermann Line ships with this name, 1912, 6,061 grt, captured 1914, renamed Professor and operated by Union Castle Line until 1921.


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18 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.0am: Surgeon Holton RN, S/Lt Slade RNR and 13 ratings discharged to HMS Challenger.

8.30am: SS Ingoma left.

9.30am: HTS Rajput and HMW Childers arrived.

4.0pm: Discharged one rating to Childers.


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19 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.0am to 7.0am: Bugler landed for practice.

9.30am: HMW Childers sailed.

8.20am: SS Cupid arrived and sailed at noon.

10.55am: HMW Echo arrived.

1.0pm: Discharged two ratings to Echo for hospital in Zanzibar.

1.25pm: Childers returned.

2.15pm: Echo left.


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20 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

9.30am: Court of Inquiry into grounding of HT Rajput held on board.

Returned old canvas, rope and engine room stores to Zanzibar via HMW Childers.

11.30am: SS Barjora anchored.

12.40pm: HT Arcadian arrived.

Lt Porter RN and one rating joined ship. Discharged one rating to Childers (sailed at 1.0pm for Zanzibar).


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21 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

11.15am: Sent escort to Golden Crown, returned with two prisoners.

6.40pm: HMW Childers arrived. Received four cases of spirits and discharged one rating to her.


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22 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3


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23 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to outer harbour and anchored.


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24 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.50am: Anchored in Zanzibar harbour.

2.40pm: Landed funeral party. (Temp. Mid George A Burkill RNR, late of HMS Himalaya, died 23 November after illness).

6.0pm: Discharged 15 crew to hospital.


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25 November 1916

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.3 (approx)

5.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.45pm: Anchored off Dar-es-salaam.

3.15pm: Weighed and entered harbour and anchored.


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26 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.20am: HMW Echo arrived.

11.40am: HMW Childers left.

12.30pm: HMW Charon arrived.

1.50pm: HMW Styx left.


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27 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3


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28 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam and at sea.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.40am: HMS Talbot arrived.

10.50am: Discharged four ratings to Talbot.

11.45am: Discharged two prisoners to Talbot.

12.55pm: Hands drawing stores from SS Huntscliff.

5.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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29 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.8

7.28am: Anchored off Niororo I.

8.0am: HMS Mersey arrived.

11.50am: Discharged one signalman to Mersey.

1.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.0pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

5.20pm: HMW Charon arrived.


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30 November 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.0am: HMWs Charon and Salamander left.

8.40am: Went alongside collier. Coaling, received 151 tons.

12.30pm: HMW Prattler arrived.

1.0pm: HMS Manica sailed.

3.25pm: Cast off and anchored.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916

(Tirene Bay and Rufiji Delta)


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Cover, Adm. 53/59850, signed

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Dated 7th March 1917, signed Act. Cdr William Jones.


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1 December 1916

Tirene to Kwale I. on patrol.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.5 (estimate)

9.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.07pm: Anchored.


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2 December 1916

Kwale I. and on patrol.

Lat -7.9, Long 39.6 (estimate)

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.30pm: Anchored.

5.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.10pm: Anchored.


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3 December 1916

On patrol.

Lat -7.9, Long  39.5 (estimate)

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.0pm: Chasing dhow.

4.20pm: Anchored.

5.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.35pm: Anchored.


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4 December 1916

On patrol to Kwale I.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.5 (estimate)

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded, course N6E.

6.30am: A/c N7W.

10.20am: Stopped to send boat to HMW Salamander.

11.30am: Proceeded.

3.35pm: Anchored off Kwale I.


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5 December 1916

Kwale I.

Lat -7.4, Long 39.4

11.15am: HMW Prattler arrived.

11.50am: Prattler left.


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6 December 1916

Kwale I. to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (estimate)

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.55pm: Secured alongside HMS Manica in Tirene Bay


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7 December 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

4.50am: HMW Styx left.

6.0am: HMW Salamander left.

6.20pm: Salamander returned.


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8 December 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

2.05am: HMW Styx arrived.

7.30am: Styx left.

4.0pm: HMS Manica sailed.

5.50pm: HMW Salamander arrived.


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9 December 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.05am: HMW Salamander left.


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10 December 1916

Tirene Bay to Rufiji River.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.3 (approx)

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.0am: Anchored off Rufiji Delta.

10.0am: One sick rating joined from HMW Fly.

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded to enter Rufiji river by Simba Uranga entrance.

11.0am: Cleared for action.

1.50pm: Anchored one mile beyond Soali.(Probably meant to be Somali, a wreck)

2.0pm: Armed motorboats left ship.

5.0pm: Motorboats returned.

5.05pm: Weighed and proceeded down river.

8.30pm: Secured alongside HMS Manica. Watches transferring ammunition to same.

9.25pm: Cast off and anchored.


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11 December 1916

Rufiji Delta to Kwale and Niororo Is

Lat -7.4, Long 39.4

7.0am: Discharged HMW Fly’s sick man to HMS Manica.

7.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.15am: Anchored at Kwale.

12 noon: Weighed and proceeded.

5.10pm: Anchored.


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12 December 1916

Niororo I.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.8

1.50pm: HMS Manica arrived.


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13 December 1916

Niororo to Kwale.

Lat -7.0, Long 39.6 (from log of HMS Mersey)

4.10am: Weighed and proceeded west.

10.15pm: Full speed to close HMS Mersey.

10.30am: Prepared to take in tow.

11.0am: Stopped near Mersey. Discharged Lt/Cdr Barton RNR to Mersey. Lt Heansley RNR joined from same.

(Mersey was stopped due to leaky tubes in one boiler. Severn did not actually take her in tow and the tug Sir David Hunter picked her up later and towed her into Dar-es-salaam. Vide Mersey’s log.)

6.05pm: Anchored off Kwale I.


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14 December 1916

Kwale to Tirene.

Lat -7.4, Long 39.6 (estimate)

7.0am: Weighed and went alongside HMS Manica to discharge stores. (These may be RNAS stores, which according to Mersey’s log were transferred to Severn on the previous day.)

8.30am: Cast off to anchor, Manica sailed.

9.10am: Weighed and proceeded co. S30E.

3.30pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

4.15pm: HMW Fly left.


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15 December 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.20am: HMW Charon arrived.

8.15am: Discharged Mid. Gunson RNR to Charon.

8.30am: Charon left.


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16 December 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.35am: HMW Fly arrived.

Went alongside collier, received 175 tons.

3.30pm: Fly sailed.


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17 December 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

3.20pm: HMS Manica sailed.


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18 December 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded to Tirene Reef.

6.40am: Anchored off Tirene Reef. Hands weighing and replacing Tirene Reef Buoy.

10.30am: Anchored.


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19 December 1916

Tirene to Kwale.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.6 (estimate)

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.45am: Anchored.

11.25am: HMS Manica left.

1.0pm: HMW Fly arrived.

1.20pm: Weighed and proceeded N10W.

5.15pm: Anchored off Kwale I.


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20 December 1916

Kwale I. to Rufiji delta.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.6 (estimate)

7.45am: HMW Fly arrived.

8.20am: Fly left.

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded S16W.

1.0pm: Anchored.


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21 December 1916

Rufiji Delta to Niororo.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.7 (approx)

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded S20E.

10.0am: Anchored.

10.0am: HMS Manica arrived.

12.30pm: Discharged one stoker to Manica for hospital.

12.40pm: HMW Pickle arrived.

1.55pm: Pickle left.

2.10pm: HMS Manica sailed.

2.38pm: Weighed and proceeded, N38E.

5.50pm: Anchored off Niororo.


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22 December 1916

Niororo to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.10am: HMS Challenger arrived.

7.05am: Challenger proceeded.

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded S18W.

10.12am: A/c S17E.

11.05am: Anchored, Tirene Bay.


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23 December 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

11.0am: HMW Fly arrived.

6.15pm: Fly left.


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24 December 1916

Tirene Bay to Kwale I.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.7 (approx)

9.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.30pm: Anchored, Kwale I.


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25 December 1916

Kwale I.

Lat -7.4, Long 39.4

9.0am: HMW Fly arrived.

2.45pm: Fly left.


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26 December 1916

Kwale I. to Salim Bank and at sea.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.5 (approx)

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded S5W.

1.45pm: Anchored. Hands employed repairing Salim Bank Buoy.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, N28W.

7.20pm: Anchored.


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27 December 1916

On Patrol and at Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded S45E.

11.20am: Anchored, Tirene Bay.

4.45pm: HMW Prattler arrived.


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28 December 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.0am: HMW Prattler left.

8.35am: HMW Pickle arrived.


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29 December 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.15am: HMW Prattler arrived.

8.55am: Prattler left.

12.45pm: HMS Manica arrived.

1.10pm: HMW Pickle arrived.

3.0pm: Discharged one ERA to Manica for HMS Mersey.


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30 December 1916

Tirene Bay to Niororo I. and at sea.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded for Niororo.

10.25am: Anchored off SE corner of Niororo.

12.10pm: HMS Manica and HMFM Trent arrived.

2.25pm: Lt Grenfell joined from Trent.

5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded N11E.


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31 December 1916

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.3, Long 39.3 (approx)

3.50pm: Secured alongside HMFM Trent in Zanzibar harbour.


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS SEVERN 1917

JP map SEVERN 1917

JANUARY 1917 not included.



The crew of HMS Severn transferred to HM Fleet Messenger Trent on 1st January 1917. On 11th January, they set off with Severn in tow to Trent and arrived in Durban on the 18th. The officers and crew transferred to camp ashore on the 21st. View the log of HMFM Trent for further details of the tow.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917

(Durban for refit)


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Front cover, Am. 53/59852, signed by Cdr William Jones and the Lt (N).

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1 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.


For the next two months HMS Severn is refitting, but there are no details of the work carried out at all. Nothing is recorded of note until 30th March, when she has her steam trials.


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2 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.


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3 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.


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4 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Sunday.


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5 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.


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6 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.


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7 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.


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8 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

6.30am: Hands preparing to dock ship.

7.05am: Ship placed in floating dock.

Dockyard men working on refit.


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9 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.


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10 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.


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11 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Sunday.


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12 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.


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13 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.


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14 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.

70 convicts employed on board.


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15 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.

70 convicts employed on board.


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16 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.

70 convicts employed on board.


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17 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.

70 convicts employed on board.

Saturday, morning work only.


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18 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Sunday routine.


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19 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.

70 convicts employed on board. (Recorded as natives in the am.)


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20 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.

70 convicts employed on board.


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21 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.

70 convicts employed on board.


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22 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.

70 convicts employed on board.


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23 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.

70 convicts employed on board.


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24 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.

70 convicts employed on board.

Saturday, morning work only


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25 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Sunday routine.


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26 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.

70 convicts employed on board.


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27 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.

70 convicts employed on board.


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28 February 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.

70 convicts employed on board.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1917

(Durban for refit)


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Cover, Adm. 53/59853, signed by Cdr William Jones and the Lt (N)..

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1 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.

70 convicts employed on board.


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2 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.

70 convicts employed on board.


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3 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

6.45am: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.

70 convicts employed on board.


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4 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Sunday routine.


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5 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.

70 convicts employed on board.


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6 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.

70 convicts employed on board.


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7 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.

70 convicts employed on board.


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8 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.

70 convicts employed on board.


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9 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.

70 convicts employed on board.


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10 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.

70 convicts employed on board.


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11 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Sunday routine.


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12 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.

70 convicts employed on board.


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13 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.


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14 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.

9.15am: Left floating dock and secured alongside jetty.


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15 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

6.20am: Hands preparing ship to leave jetty.

7.05am: Ship placed in floating dock.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.


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16 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

7.30am: Ship undocked and placed alongside jetty.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.


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17 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.


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18 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Sunday routine.


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19 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.


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20 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.


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21 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.


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22 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.


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23 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.


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24 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Dockyard men and ship’s crew refitting.


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25 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship’s company billeted in camp.

Sunday routine.


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26 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

8.30am: Ship’s company returned from Imparine (?) rest camp.

Dockyard men refitting. Hands fitting up messes etc.


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27 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men refitting, ship’s crew painting.


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28 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Dockyard men refitting, ship’s crew painting.


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29 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

6.0am: Hands securing ship alongside for basin trial.

Hands painting ship.


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30 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

8.35am: Preparing for sea.

10.0am: Proceeded out of harbour for steam trial and testing both 6" guns.

11.30am: Secured alongside.


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31 March 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Hands to clean ship, dockyard men at work.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1917

(Durban for refit and on tow to Zanzibar)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/59854. signed by Cdr William Jones and the Lt (N).

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1 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Sunday routine.


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2 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Coaling with native labour, received 185 tons.


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3 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0


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4 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0


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5 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0


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6 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Sunday routine.


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7 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Cleaning ship and painting down aloft.


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8 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0


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9 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0


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10 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0


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11 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Hands employed painting down aloft and as requisite.


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12 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Both watches employed as requisite refitting.


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13 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0


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14 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

6.30am: Cast off from jetty and proceeded alongside HMFM Trent.

Hands preparing ship for towing.


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15 April 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

Ship's company on passage from Durban to Zanzibar in HMFM Trent with Severn in tow. No log kept from 15th April - 31st (sic) April inc.


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See log of HMFM Trent for details of the tow.



LOGS FOR MAY 1917

(Zanzibar, Mafia I. and Rufiji River)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/59855.

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Dated 3rd June 1917, signed, William B Jones, Captain.

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1 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: Hands taking down breakwaters etc.

8.45am: Hands sending up fore topmast.

In pm: Make and mend. One rating discharged to hospital.

4.50pm: HMFM Trent arrived.

5.0pm: Weighed and went alongside Trent.

Lt LWT Lewis RNR: Reprimanded. Firstly: For improperly leaving the ship contrary to regulations without permission. Secondly: For sleeping out of the ship contrary to regulations without permission. Signed by Lt Lewis and by Commander William B Jones.


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2 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands employed fitting out and striking down stores and provisions.


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3 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.45am: HMS Manica sailed.

Hands taking in ammunition and provisions.


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4 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.0am: Cast off from HMFM Trent to anchor.


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5 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Coaling, native labour, received 35 tons.

8.0am: HMS Talbot sailed.

2.50pm: Talbot returned.

8.0pm: Lt Heanley RNR joined for passage.


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6 May 1917

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.5, Long 39.3

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.45am: Swinging ship.

In pm: Proceeding to SE.


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7 May 1917

At sea to Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Sounding every 15 minutes.

8.40am: Stopped to communicate with HMW Pickle.

9.0am: Closed HMW Salamander.

10.30am: Changed to conning tower steering. (All warships can be steered from a variety of places, in those days via the telemotor system. Steering from the conning tower is useful in poorly charted shoal waters, where the differing colours of shallow water can be clearly seen ahead.)

12.35pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.


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8 May 1917

Tirene Bay to Simba Uranga.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.6 (estimate)

9.25am: HMW Prattler arrived.

9.40am: Discharged Lt Heanley RNR to Prattler.

9.45am: Prattler sailed.

10.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.34pm: Stopped and communicated with HMW Salamander.

2.05pm: Weighed and proceeded for Simba Uranga entrance.

3.28pm: Anchored just inside river entrance.


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9 May 1917

Simba Uranga, Rufiji river.

Lat -7.76, Long 39.36

Hands painting ship.

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to anchor just outside river entrance.


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10 May 1917

Rufiji river.

Lat -7.76, Long 39.36

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

12.17pm: Anchored.

3.45pm: Weighed and proceeded down river.

5.15p: Anchored just outside Simba Uranga.


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11 May 1917

Simba Uranga, Rufiji Delta.

Lat -7.76, Long 39.36

9.05am: HMW Prattler arrived.

11.0am: Discharged one AB and one seedie boy to Prattler.

11.10am: Prattler left.

4.45pm: Prattler returned alongside for water.

5.30pm: Prattler sailed.


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12 May 1917

Simba Uranga, Rufiji Delta.

Lat -7.76, Long 39.36

Hands cleaning ship.

In pm: Make and mend.


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13 May 1917

Rufiji River.

Lat -7.835, Long 39.3 (approx)

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

7.30am: Anchored.

5.40pm: Weighed and proceeded down river.

6.40pm: Anchored just outside entrance.


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14 May 1917

Rufiji River.

Lat -7.835, Long 39.3 (approx)

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

7.10am: Anchored.

4.25pm: Weighed and proceeded down river.

5.45pm: Anchored.


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15 May 1917

Rufiji River.

Lat -7.835, Long 39.3

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

7.05am: Anchored off Salale.

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded down river.

5.40pm: Anchored outside river.


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16 May 1917

Rufiji river to Niororo.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.6 (approx)

5.55am: HMW Charon sailed.

9.30am. Weighed and proceeded, crossing bar.

1.0pm: Anchored to Westward of Niororo I.

5.0pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.


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17 May 1917

Niororo to Rufiji Delta.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

11.40am: Weighed and proceeded round Niororo I. to pick up collier.

12.30pm: Niororo I. bg S 2 miles, a/c S53W, SS Bathampton in company.

3.05pm: Anchored.

3.50pm: HMW Charon arrived.


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18 May 1917

Rufiji Delta to Moresby Point, Mafia I.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.8 (approx)

10.10am: Weighed and proceeded, N75E, SS Bathampton in company.

1.20pm: Bathampton parted company, HMW Styx took station astern

2.50pm: Anchored.

3.20pm: Styx sailed.

7.50pm: HMW Charon arrived.


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19 May 1917

Moresby Point.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.9

10.40am: HMW Charon left.


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20 May 1917

Moresby Point.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.9

7.15am: Went alongside collier, received 132 tons.

5.0pm: Cast off to anchor WNW of Moresby Pt.


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21 May 1917

Moresby Point to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Position above is as for Tirene at 1.30pm.

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded N74W, SS Bathampton in company.

8.09am: Anchored West of Niororo I.

8.20am: HMW Echo arrived.

9.20am: HMW Styx left.

10.03am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.20am: SS Bathampton astern.

1.30pm: Anchored in Tirene bay.

5.30pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.


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22 May 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

1.55pm: HMW Echo sailed.


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23 May 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

9.10am: Two OS joined from HMS Hyacinth.


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24 May 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.40am: HMW Childers arrived.

10.05am: HMS Hyacinth sailed.

11.50am: HMS Mersey arrived.

12.15pm: Childers left.

8.0pm: Discharged one CPO to Mersey for passage to Zanzibar hospital.


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25 May 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

12.05pm: HMS Mersey sailed.

6.0pm: HMW Echo arrived.


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26 May 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

11.05am: HMW Echo proceeded.


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27 May 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.30am: HMW Childers left.

11.0am: HMW Pickle arrived.


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28 May 1917

Tirene to Niororo I.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

9.0am: HMW Pickle arrived. HMW Fly left.

9.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.03pm: Anchored.

1.50pm: HMFM Trent arrived.


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29 May 1917

Niororo to Rufiji river.

Lat -7.835, Long 39.3

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded S73W.

8.30am: Entered Rufiji river and proceeded upstream.

11.05am: Anchored off Salale.

1.05pm: Weighed and proceeded down river.

1.53pm: Anchored off wreck of SS Newbridge.

5.05pm: Weighed and proceeded out of river.

6.35pm: Anchored


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30 May 1917

Rufiji River to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.6 (approx)

9.25am: Weighed and proceeded S41E.

1.25pm: Anchored, Tirene Bay.


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31 May 1917

Tirene to Jewe Reef.

Lat -8.2, Long 39.6 (approx)

7.55am: HMW Fly arrived.

9.0am. Weighed and proceeded.

5.18pm: Anchored.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1917

(In action in Lindi River and Lindi)


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1 June 1917

Jewe Reef to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.25am: Anchored.

1.20pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived.

1.30pm: Went alongside collier, received 80 tons.

5.10pm: HMS Hyacinth proceeded.


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2 June 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Kiswere and Mchinga Bay.

Lat -9.42, Long 39.6

5.40am. Weighed and proceeded.

11.20am: Anchored, Kiswere.

11.45am: Discharged one AB and one seedie stoker to HMW Echo.

In pm: Embarked military stores for Lindi.

1.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.0pm: Anchored Mchinga Bay.


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3 June 1917

Mchinga to Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.30am: Anchored, Lindi.


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4 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


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5 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.15am: HMS Thistle sailed.

Both watches placing (armour) plates.


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6 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.15am: HMW Echo left.

9.30am: HMS Minerva arrived.


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7 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

3.0pm: HMS Thistle arrived.


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8 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

10.30am: HMW Childers arrived.


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9 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.50am: HMW Childers left.

2.0pm: Boats employed for rehearsal of landing operations.


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10 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.15am: Both watches employed as requisite preparing for action.

7.0pm: HMS Thistle sailed.

3.30pm: 650 carriers and native troops on board.

8.0pm: Weighed and proceeded up river.

9.45pm: Moored head and stern under Gala I. Owing to miscalculation in the dark, ship grounded on mud with falling tide. (Not too surprising with 650 extra men aboard)


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11 June 1917

Lindi River.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

1.30am: Opened fire with Maxim on snipers. Ship afloat aft but bows aground in four feet.

3.45am: Snipers in action.

4.0am: Fired 3 pdr at "Snipers Bluff" towards Arab House to stop snipers. Lt Lewis with military in red lighter shoved off.

5.0am: SS Barjora's tow left ship and Lt Charlewood with another mixed tow. Fired 3 pdr to discourage snipers.

5.0am: Severn clear of military.

5.35am: Went astern, came off and anchored head and stern in deep water under Gala Island.

7.30am: Blew up Arab House with five rounds of 6".

8.0am: Replied to German 4.1" firing at Thistle.

8.15am: HMS Thistle, apparently hit, came down river.

8.40am: Seaplane up. Co-operating with whom Severn shelled Mwreka and Mingoyo with good results, setting fire to village etc.

10.40am: Seaplane down.

12.10pm: Seaplane up sending signals.

12.15pm: Commenced firing on Mwreka and Mayani.

1.30pm: Seaplane down unable to fly any more.

About 2.45pm: German 4.1” opened fire on Severn and illegible hit seaplane and ship before they got clear.

3.0pm: Proceeded full speed down river engaging enemy with after 6" gun.

3.30pm: Anchored.


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12 June 1917

12th April in log.

Lindi River.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.20am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

5.50am: Anchored.

7.55am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

8.20am: Anchored off Arab House.

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.15am: Anchored off Nunyi I.


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13 June 1917

Lindi River.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.15am: Cleared ship for action.

8.10am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

9.45am: Anchored and made stern fast to SS Präsident. (This is the Woermann Line SS Präsident, 1900, 3,310 tons. She was scuttled here in 1915 and various parts were salvaged by RN ships. Raised after the war, she lay in Saldanha Bay until 1955 and then became a breakwater.)


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14 June 1917

Lindi River.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.05am: Weighed and proceeded down river.

10.03am: Anchored off Arab House.

2.0pm: Torpedo training class to instruction.


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15 June 1917

Lindi River.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

In am: Both watches employed de-coppering 6" guns.

1.15pm: Weighed and proceeded down river.

2.0pm: Anchored.

2.33pm: HMS Thistle arrived.


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16 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

Saturday routine.


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17 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.20am: HMFM Trent arrived.

10.0am: Surgeon Jones RN joined for HMS Rinaldo.

Working party in Trent drawing ammunition.

11.0am: Trent sailed.


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18 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

Painting ship.

6.30pm: HMW Childers arrived.


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19 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.0am: HMS Thistle proceeded.

8.40am: HMS Rinaldo arrived.

9.45am: HMW Childers left.

10.0am: Discharged Surgeon Jones RN to Rinaldo.

3.40pm: Childers returned.


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20 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.10am: HMW Childers left.

8.20am: Childers returned.


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21 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


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22 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.0am: HMW Childers left.

11.10am: HMW Prattler arrived.

1.25pm: Prattler left.


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23 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded to outer anchorage.

9.07am: Weighed and proceeded to find collier and lead her to the anchorage.

11.45am: Secured alongside collier. Coaling, received 136 tons.

7.45pm: Slipped from collier and anchored.


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24 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.25am: Returned to inner harbour.


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25 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


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26 June 1917

Lindi to Sudi Bay.

Lat -10.0, Long 39.9 (approx)

7.0am: HMW Echo arrived.

8.20am: HMS Rinaldo left.

8.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.30am: Stopped to communicate with HMW Childers.

1.50pm: Anchored in Sudi Bay.


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27 June 1917

Sudi Bay.

Lat -10.1, Long 40.0


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28 June 1917

Sudi Bay to Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded leaving Sudi Bay.

7.0am: Swung ship (for compass deviation).

12.15pm: Anchored, Lindi.


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29 June 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

1.15pm: HMS Rinaldo proceeded.


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30 June 1917

Lindi River.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.30am: Cleared for action.

5.50am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

7.05am: Anchored just above Arab House.

10.40am: Weighed and proceeded down river.

11.16am: Anchored just above Lindi "D".


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LOGS FOR JULY 1917

(Lindi and up Lindi River)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/59857.

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1 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

Sunday routine.


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2 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

12.45pm: HMS Minerva sailed.

1.25pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived.

4.0pm: HMW Salamander arrived.


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3 July 1917

Lindi River.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

7.0am: Anchored head and stern above Arab House.

8.20am: Shifted billet nearer SW end of Popo Island.

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded down river.

10.55am: Anchored off Lindi Red Buoy.

4.0pm: HM whalers Childers and Salamander arrived.


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4 July 1917

Lindi River.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.50am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

6.0am: Cleared for action.

6.47am: Anchored head and stern above Arab House.

6.52am: Excercised action - firing both six inch guns - aeroplane spotting.

8.10am: Secure.

10.45am: Weighed and proceeded down river.

11.55am: Anchored.

4.20pm: Diver employed about propeller.

5.40pm: Ceased diving.


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5 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.45am: Diver employed about propeller.

9.10am: Marines to musketry drill.


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6 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.0am: HMW Salamander left.

8.40am: HMW Echo arrived.

11.59am: Echo left.

2.10pm: SS Chow Tai sailed.


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7 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.30am: SS Hong Wan I sailed.


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8 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.0pm: HMS Thistle arrived, three OS joined from same.


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9 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.0am: HMS Rinaldo weighed and proceeded (probably just to outer anchorage).

6.30am: Shifted to outer anchorage.

7.0am: Fired nine rounds of 4.7" for calibration purposes.

8.50am: SS Tuna arrived.

10.45am: Rinaldo sailed.

11.45am: HMW Salamander arrived.

2.40pm: Tuna sailed.

3.05pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

7.0pm: Hyacinth sailed.


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10 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.0am: HMW Prattler arrived.

11.20am: HMW Salamander sailed.

1.08pm: SS Barjora arrived.

5.25pm: One telegraphist lent to HMS Thistle.

6.15pm: Two OS joined from Barjora.


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11 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.30am: HMW Prattler sailed.

12.10pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived.

All day: .303 practice at towed targets for gun crews.


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12 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.10am: SS Hong Wan I arrived.

8.30am: SS Carlow Castle arrived.

8.45am: Weighed and proceeded alongside collier, HMS Thistle ditto.

Coaling, received 104 tons.

1.0pm: HMS Rinaldo secured alongside collier.

1.15pm: One AB joined from Rinaldo.

5.05pm: HMW Salamander arrived.

5.30pm: Discharged one leading stoker to Rinaldo for passage to hospital.


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13 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.0am: SS Hong Wan 1 sailed.

9.0am: Discharged one corporal RMLI to hospital.

12.15: HMW Salamander sailed.

2.0pm: HMS Rinaldo sailed.

4.0pm: SS Chow Tai arrived.


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14 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

11.45am: SS Carlow Castle sailed.

Noon: SS Camellia arrived.


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15 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.0am: HMFM Trent arrived.

10.45am: Shifted berth to inner harbour.

1.15pm: Trent left.


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16 July 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

3.15pm: HMW Echo arrived.

6.10pm: HMW Prattler arrived.


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17 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.25am: Chief ERA Rogers left ship for Mingoyo (a town up river).

9.25am: SS Montrose arrived.

10.05am: HMW Prattler sailed.


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18 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.45am: SS Barjora sailed.

11.40am: HMW Echo left.

2.30pm: HMS Minerva arrived.

5.15pm: Minerva left.

5.30pm: SS Salamis arrived.


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19 July 1917

Lindi River.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72 (approx)

8.45am: Weighed and proceeded to outer anchorage.

9.55 to 10.50am: Firing with 6" and 4.7" guns, shore spotting.

11.05am: Weighed and proceeded up Lindi River to Gala Island.

1.0pm: Anchored off Gala I.

5.15pm: SS Bechuana arrived.


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20 July 1917

Gala I., Lindi River.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72 (approx)

6.30am: Discharged one CPO Tel. to HMW Pickle.

6.30pm: Chief ERA Rogers returned from Mingoyo.


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21 July 1917

Gala I. to Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72 (approx)

1.55pm: Weighed and proceeded down river.

2.42pm: Anchored.


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22 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.15am: SS Hong Wan 1 sailed.

9.50am: HMW Echo sailed.

4.55pm: SS Montrose sailed.


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23 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

Drill and training classes.

4.50pm: SS Chow Tai sailed.


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24 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.35am: SS Mafia sailed.

10.50am: HMW Childers arrived.

1.0pm: Childers left.

3.45pm: SS Salamis* arrived.

* Salamis, 1899, 4,510 tons, Bank Line, sold in 1919, renamed Kamarima.


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25 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.0am: HMS Minerva shifted to outer anchorage.

10.15am: Minerva sailed.

5.0pm: SS Salamis left.


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26 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.45am: Landed ship’s company for drill and route march.

6.55am: SS Bechuana arrived.

5.0pm: Read warrant No 75.


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27 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.20am: SS Anamba arrived.

8.55am: HMW Childers arrived.

12 noon: Childers left.


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28 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.0pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

6.0pm: HMS Mersey arrived.


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29 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.40am: SS Salamis arrived.

12.25pm: Salamis sailed.

2.50pm: SS Umtata (Bullard and King Line, the second of four vessels of that name, 1898, 2,655 tons, scrapped 1924) arrived.


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30 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.05am: SS Royal George arrived.

9.30am: SS’ Umtata and Royal George sailed.

2.0pm: Ship’s company mustered bags.

5.30pm: Ship’s company mustered bedding.


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31 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.0am: HMW Prattler arrived.

10.0am: Eng. Cdr of Hyacinth inspected SR department.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917

(Lindi, in action up Lindi River and at Zanzibar)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/59858.

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1 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

1.0pm: HMW Prattler sailed.

4.15pm: HMW Echo arrived.

5.30pm: Struck topmast.


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2 August 1917

Lindi and Gala I.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.50am: HMS Lunka arrived.

3.0pm: SS Montrose sailed.

4.15pm: Cleared ship for action.

5.0pm: Lunka sailed.

9.0pm: Weighed and proceeded up river with HMS Mersey.

10.15pm: Anchored above Gala I.


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3 August 1917

Lindi River.

Lat -10.08, Long 39.67

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

6.08am: Moored head and stern off entrance to Lukeledi River.

10.0am: C-in-C inspected. General quarters.

2.50pm: Weighed and proceeded up Lukeledi River.

3.20pm: Moored head and stern off Lukeledi Pier.

4.20pm: Fired two rounds of 6" at Tandamuti Hill.

4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded down river.

5.0pm: Moored head and stern off entrance to Lukeledi River.


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4 August 1917

Lindi River.

Lat -10.08, Long 39.67

4.0pm: Listed ship to port by flooding compartments. (Possibly to assist elevation)

4.30pm: Opened fire with 6" guns on enemy position on Tandamuti Hill.

5.45pm: Secured.


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5 August 1917

Lindi River.

Lat -10.08, Long 39.67

Sunday routine.


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6 August 1917

Lindi River.

Lat -10.08, Long 39.67

6.0am: HMS Mersey proceeded down river.

Gun layers, trainers and sight setters to drill.


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7 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.25am: Weighed and proceeded down river.

8.40am: Anchored off Lindi.

9.0am: HMW Salamander arrived.

11.0am: HMW Prattler left.

1.05pm: Salamander left.

3.15pm: SS Hong Wan 1 sailed.

5.30pm: SS Salamis sailed.


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8 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.50am: HMS Lunka arrived.

11.0am: Lunka sailed.

5.0pm: Discharged one W/T rating to HMS Thistle.


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9 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.10am: HMS Thistle sailed.

1.55pm: HMS Minerva arrived.

3.35pm: HMW Salamander arrived.


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10 August 1917

Lindi River.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.10am: Weighed and proceeded up river. Cleared for action.

6.30am: Moored head and stern at entrance to Lukeledi River.

7.0am: Ranged on Tandamuti Hill.

7.20am: Opened fire on Tandamuti Hill.

8.15am: Ceased fire.

Gunlayers and trainers closed up awaiting orders from GHQ.

12.30 to 1.0pm: HMS Mersey firing.


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11 August 1917

Lindi River.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

11.25am: Weighed and proceeded down river in company with HMS Mersey.

12.35pm: Anchored off Lindi.


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12 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

Sunday routine.


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13 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.55am: HMW Childers arrived.

3.0pm: Childers left.


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14 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.30am: HMW Prattler arrived in port.

11.25am: SS Carlow Castle arrived.

12.12pm: HMHS Ebani arrived.

12.45pm: SS Chow Tai left.

1.20pm: Went alongside Carlow Castle.

3.0pm: Prattler left.


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15 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

Coaling, received 170 tons.

8.0am: HMFM Trent arrived.

10.35am: Left collier and went alongside Trent for ammunition.

1.20pm: Slipped and anchored.

2.05pm: HMS Mersey anchored.

4.20pm: Trent left.

5.20pm: HMW Childers arrived.

5.30pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived.

9.30pm: Discharged one AB to Rinaldo.


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16 August 1917

Lindi and at sea towards Zanzibar.

Lat -9.5, Long 39.8 (approx)

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.50am: Passed HMS Challenger steering South.


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17 August 1917

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.3 (approx)

4.17pm: Anchored in Zanzibar harbour.


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18 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: SS Pemba sailed.

11.55am: HMHS Gascon proceeded.

4.50pm: HMW Pickle left.


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19 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

11.30am: SS Tuna sailed.


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20 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.20am: SS Océanien arrived.

8.25am: SS H**** arrived.

9.45am: HMW Salamander arrived.

10.30am: HMW Prattler arrived.

4.0pm: Oceanian sailed.

4.05pm: SS Mafia arrived.


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21 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.05am: HMHS Neuralia sailed.

11.45am: SS Lord Desmond arrived.

5.0pm: HMS Thistle sailed.


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22 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: SS H**** sailed.

8.15am: SS Montrose arrived.

10.35am: SS Mafia sailed.

12.12pm: SS Bechuana arrived.

1.10pm: HMW Charon arrived.


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23 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

11.0am: HMHS Ebani arrived.


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24 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.45am: HMHS Ebani sailed.

12.12pm: HMHS Gascon arrived.

4.40pm: SS Montrose sailed.


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25 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.45am: HMW Salamander left.


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26 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

12.25pm: HMW Styx arrived.


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27 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.10am: SS Barjora arrived.

5.40pm: HMW Childers arrived.


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28 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

12.30pm: HMW Childers left.

6.10pm: SS Bechuana sailed.


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29 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.40am: Went alongside Carlow Castle, received 85 tons of coal.

10.30am: Cast off and anchored.

1.30pm: HMWs Echo and Prattler arrived.

3.45pm: SS Salamis arrived.


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30 August 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.45am: Sent escort to SS Carlow Castle to arrest three seamen.

1.05pm: SS Dailwen arrived. (Picture probably the correct ship)

2.40pm: SS Pemba arrived.

3.15pm: SS Anamba sailed.

4.45pm: Carlow Castle left.

5.55pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.


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31 August 1917

Zanzibar and at sea to Lindi.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.55am: SS Bretania arrived.

9.30am: C-in-C boarded to present one DSM.

11.50am: Weighed and proceeded leaving Zanzibar.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917

(Lindi and Kilwa Kisiwani)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/59859.

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1 September 1917

At sea.

Lat -8.0, Long 39.5 (very approx)

2.45am: Passed HMS Lunka.

7.38am: Niororo buoy abeam, ½ mile.

5.17pm: Okusa I. bg S73W, 4 miles.


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2 September 1917

At sea and at Lindi.

Lat -9.3, Long 39.7 (approx)

7.06pm: Anchored at Lindi.


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3 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.05am: HMS Mersey sailed.

10.0am: SS Pemba arrived.


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4 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.10am: HMW Charon arrived.

3.50pm: HMW Salamander sailed.

5.23pm: HMS Minerva arrived.


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5 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.30am: HMW Salamander arrived.

1.30pm: HMS Minerva sailed.

4.05pm: SS Pemba sailed.


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6 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.55am: HMHS Ebani arrived.

2.0pm: Discharged one AB to Kitulo Hill.


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7 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

12.36pm: HMW Charon arrived.

4.30pm: HMHS Ebani sailed.


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8 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.15am: SS Kintail arrived. (Kintale in log)

12.25pm: HMW Salamander sailed.

2.55pm: HMW Charon left.

9.15pm: Discharged one pte RMLI to HMS Challenger for hospital.


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9 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.20am: HMS Challenger proceeded.

11.45am: SS Salamis arrived.

7.15pm: SS Tuna arrived.


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10 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

4.25pm: SS Kintail sailed.

4.30pm: HMHS Ebani arrived.

7.45pm: HMW Charon arrived.


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11 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.20am: SS Montrose arrived.

8.25am: HMW Echo arrived.

9.30am: SS Salamis sailed.

11.0am: Echo left.


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12 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

11.0am: Discharged one CPO to HMHS Ebani.

12.35pm: HMHS Ebani sailed.

8.30pm: Gunner’s party and both watches dismounting starboard 4.7”.


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13 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

2.0am: SS Montrose sailed.


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14 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

2.10pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

In pm: Gunner’s party working ashore on 4” gun carriage.


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15 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.30am: HMW Echo arrived.

12.45pm: SS Tuna sailed.

2.45pm: Echo left.


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16 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

1.35pm: HMW Echo left. (In Lindi, vessels are often recorded as arriving and leaving when only proceeding from the outer harbour to the inner and vice versa.)


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17 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


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18 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.35am: HMW Echo left.

4.0pm: HMS Challenger shifted to outer anchorage.


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19 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.15am: HMS Thistle and SS Camellia arrived.

9.0am: Thistle left.

9.40am: HMS Minerva arrived, HMS Challenger left.

10.15am: HMW Childers arrived.

1.45pm: HMT Huntscliff arrived.


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20 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.45am: SS Hong Wan 1 arrived.

1.35pm: Went alongside HMS Minerva.


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21 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


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22 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.30am: SS Hong Wan 1 sailed.

7.30am: HMHS Ebani arrived.

7.55am: HMW Childers arrived.

1.10pm: Childers left.

1.40pm: HMW Echo left.

5.25pm: Ebani sailed.


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23 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

Sunday routine. Articles of War read.


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24 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.50am: SS Dailwen arrived.

9.0am: Slipped from HMS Minerva and went alongside Dailwen.

Coaling, received 143 tons.

3.40pm: Cast off to anchor.

4.20pm: SS Camellia sailed.


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25 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.55am: HMW Pickle arrived.

9.55am: HMHS Ebani arrived.

3.30pm: HMS Mersey arrived.

7.0pm: Tug Golden Crown (a hired screw tug. Built 1896, 184grt.) arrived.

10.45am: Pickle left.


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26 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.20am: SS Montrose arrived.

4.35pm: SS Dailwen sailed.

7.0pm: One AB rejoined from Kitulo Hill.


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27 September 1917

Lindi to Kiswere.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.0am: Tug Golden Crown left and SS Kintail arrived.

7.45am: Went alongside HMFM Trent for stores and ammunition.

11.30am: Cast off and proceeded.

5.0pm: Tested 3 pdr gun mountings with six rounds.

6.07pm: Anchored in Kiswere harbour.


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28 September 1917

Kiswere to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.25am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

4.30pm: Received Paymaster’s stores from SS Barjora.


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29 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.35am: SS Kintail arrived,

6.40am: HMHS Wandilla left.

11.55am: HMS Lunka arrived.

4.50pm: SS Oxfordshire left.


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30 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.40am: HMW Echo arrived.

8.40am: Discharged one interpreter to Echo for shore.

9.10am: HMS Challenger arrived.

10.0am: HMS Lunka proceeded.

10.10am: Echo left.

2.50pm: SS Barjora sailed.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917

(Kilwa Kisiwani, Zanzibar and Lindi)


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1 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

9.20am: HMW Fly arrived.

10.15am: HMS Hyacinth proceeded.

11.55am: Fly sailed.

1.20pm: Hyacinth returned and SS Ingoma arrived.

5.0pm: Hyacinth left.


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2 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

8.55am: HMHS Wandilla arrived.

12.20pm: SS Ingoma sailed.

4.20pm: SS’ Salamis and Kintail left.


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3 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

12.15pm: SS Montrose arrived.

4.15pm: SS Clan MacPhee (McPhee in log) sailed.

5.0pm: HMHS Wandilla sailed.


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4 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.15am: HMHS Ebani arrived.

5.0pm: SS Montrose left.


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5 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

1.45pm: HMHS Ebani sailed.

5.55pm: HMS Minerva arrived.


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6 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.50pm: HMS Minerva proceeded.

5.05pm: HMHS Neuralia left.


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7 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.15am: HMW Childers arrived.

9.0am: Childers left.

12.30pm: SS Huntscliff arrived.


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8 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.30am: HMW Salamander arrived.

8.55am: Salamander sailed.

5.20pm: SS Huntscliff sailed.


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9 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.30am: SS City of York* arrived.

8.45am: HMHS Neuralia arrived.

10.0am: SS Chow Tai arrived.

1.15pm: SS Hong Wan 1 arrived.

4.30pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

5.30pm: HMS Thistle arrived.

* City of York, Ellerman and Bucknall Steamship Co, 1903, 7,844 tons, scrapped 1936


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10 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea towards Zanzibar.

Lat -8.4, Long 39.6 (approx)

5.55am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

3.25pm: Kimbondo abeam, 7 miles.

7.18pm: Moresby Point light house abeam, 4.5 miles.


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11 October 1917

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

12.30pm: Secured alongside HMFM Trent in Zanzibar harbour.

4.45pm: HMW Childers arrived.

5.15pm: SS Pemba sailed.


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12 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.30am: SS Sydney arrived.

Hands cleaning HMFM Trent’s storerooms.


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13 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.45am: HMHS Wandilla sailed.

7.45am: SS Sydney sailed.

10.10am: HMW Charon sailed.

12.05pm: SS Salamis arrived.


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14 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands employed in HMFM Trent’s holds.

5.45pm: SS St Albans arrived.


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15 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.45am: HMW Childers sailed.

Hands employed about stores in HMFM Trent.

12.30pm: HMW Pickle arrived.


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16 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.50am: SS Salamis sailed.

7.10am: SS Hong Wan 1 arrived.

9.05am: SS Pundua arrived.

10.0am: HMW Pickle sailed.

1.50pm: Cast off from HMFM Trent and anchored off Hospital steps.

5.30pm: HMS Minerva arrived.


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17 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.30am: SS St Albans sailed.

Coaling with native labour, received 75 tons.

1.40pm: HMW Childers arrived.


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18 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

2.30pm: One CPO joined from hospital.

4.35pm: Discharged one PO to barracks.

5.20pm: One cook’s mate joined from HMS Minerva.

5.40pm: SS Montrose arrived.


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19 October 1917

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

11.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.45pm: Passed HMW Fly.


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20 October 1917

At sea and off Songa Songa.

Lat -8.0, Long 39.6 (approx)

5.16am: Sighted Niororo I., S22W

10.15am: Sighted Sefo Beacon, N70W 1.1 mile.

11.25am: Ras Kisimani (Mafia I.) N82E, 4 cables.

3.0pm: Okuza I. abeam, 6.5 miles.

5.57pm: Anchored ½ mile SW of Songa Songa.


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21 October 1917

Songa Songa I. to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.10pm: Secured alongside collier Dailwen.

3.45pm: HMS Lunka sailed.


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22 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

Coaling, received 120 tons.

5.50am: HMAT Hymettus arrived.

6.30am: SS Barjora sailed.

12.30pm: HMS Mersey arrived.

3.0pm: Weighed and proceeded out of Kisiwani harbour.


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23 October 1917

At sea to Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.15am: Anchored, Lindi.

10.0am: HMW Echo left.

2.30pm: SS Pemba sailed.

3.25pm: HMS Lunka arrived.


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24 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.40am: SS Barjora sailed.

9.12am: HMS Thistle sailed.

12.05pm: HMW Charon arrived.

2.35pm: SS Chow Tai left.


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25 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.40am: SS Tuna arrived.

8.30am: HMHS Ebani arrived.

10.15am: SS Pemba arrived.

10.30am: SS Montrose arrived.


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26 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.45am: HMHS Ebani left.

4.50pm: SS Pemba sailed.


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27 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.10am: SS Tuna sailed.

8.0am: HMW Charon left.

Noon: HMW Echo proceeded.

1.30pm: SS Kintail sailed.


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28 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.10pm: SS Montrose sailed.


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29 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.0pm: HMW Childers arrived.


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30 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.15am: SS Tuna arrived.

9.0am: HMW Childers left.

1.55pm: SS Tuna left.

5.0pm: HMAT Hymettus arrived.

6.0pm: HMW Echo arrived.

6.30pm: Hymettus sailed.


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31 October 1917

Lindi

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

2.0pm: SS Chow Tai arrived.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917

(Lindi and Kilwa Kisiwani)


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1 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


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2 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.10am: HMHS Ebani arrived.

6.25am: SS Hong Wan 1 arrived.

5.45pm: HMW Childers arrived.


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3 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.15am: HMHS Ebani sailed.

5.40am: SS Hong Wan I left

7.0am: HMHS Vita* arrived.

8.0am: HMW Echo left.

11.45am: HMW Childers left.

* Vita, the second of two British India SN Co. ships with this name, 1914, 4,691 tons, scrapped in 1949 after serving in WW2 as well.


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4 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.0am: HMHS Vita left.

9.45am: SS Pemba arrived.


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5 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

Cleaning, instruction classes, training.


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6 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.40am: SS Montrose arrived.

8.0am: HMHS Ebani arrived.

9.40am: HMW Pickle arrived.

6.0pm: HMW Childers arrived.


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7 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.30am: HMHS Ebani sailed.

2.0pm: SS Chow Tai sailed.


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8 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.10am: SS Pemba left.

2.10pm: SS Salamis arrived.


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9 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

3.0pm: SS Montrose sailed.

4.40pm: SS Tuna arrived.


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10 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.30am: HMW Pickle alongside for water.

8.0am: HMW Childers sailed.

11.20pm: Pickle cast off and proceeded.

12.35pm: SS Salamis arrived.

1.38pm; HMHS Vita arrived.

2.40pm: HMS Lunka arrived.

3.50pm: HMS Mersey arrived.

8.0pm: Lunka proceeded.


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11 November 1917

Lindi to Kiswere.

Lat -9.5, Long 39.7 (approx)

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded leaving Lindi.

1.35pm: Anchored, Kiswere.


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12 November 1917

Kiswere to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.30am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

12.20pm: SS Umtata arrived.

4.45pm: HMS Thistle left.


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13 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

Coaling from collier, received 120 tons.

5.50am: HMS Lunka left.

7.15am: SS Caronia arrived.

12.30pm: SS Mafia arrived.

5.30pm: HMS Minerva sailed.


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14 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

9.30am: SS Caronia sailed.

1.45pm: HMHS Dunluce Castle arrived.

4.0pm: SS Umtata sailed.

4.30pm: SS Huntscliff sailed.


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15 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.15am: HMW Childers left.

10.0am. SS Clan McGillivray arrived.

2.10pm: HMHS Dongola arrived.

2.30pm: Childers returned.

3.55pm: HMHS Dunluce Castle sailed.


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16 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

3.45pm: SS Clan McGillivray sailed.

4.45pm: HMS Lunka arrived.


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17 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.0am: HMHS Dongola sailed.

10.30am: SS Havre left in tow of Stork*.

4.40pm: HMW Pickle arrived.

* Stork, a tender based in peacetime at Port Elizabeth, Union Castle Mail Co, 1905, 278 grt, sold in 1942 to the SS Government.


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18 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.0am: HMS Lunka sailed.

7.40am: SS Montrose arrived.

8.35am: HMW Childers arrived.

8.50am: SS Erlesburgh* sailed.

3.40pm: HMW Salamander arrived.

* Erlesburgh, Rowland and Marwood’s Steamship Co., 1911, 3,809 tons, sold in 1929.


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19 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.0am: SS Montrose left.

8.0am: HMW Salamander left.

11.50am: SS Sutton Hall* arrived.

* Ellerman’s Hall Line, 1905, 4,460 grt, scrapped 1930.


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20 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

10.55am: Landed funeral party.

12.30pm: SS Kintail arrived.

4.0pm: HMHS Neuralia arrived.


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21 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.50pm: SS Tuna sailed.


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22 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

3.10pm: SS Salamis arrived.

5.0pm: SS Kintail sailed.


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23 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.30pm: SS Fook Sang (Jardine, Matheson, 1905, 3,100 tons, sold 1929, renamed Datzing) arrived.


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24 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

1.10pm: SS Barjora arrived.

4.40pm: HMW Fly arrived.

5.10pm: SS Salamis sailed.


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25 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.25am: HMHS Dongola arrived.

8.0am: HMW Pickle sailed.

3.0pm: HMS Challenger arrived and SS Barjora left.

4.0pm: HMS Minerva arrived.

4.30pm: HMS Thistle arrived.


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26 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.45am: HMS Challenger proceeded.

9.30am: HMS Thistle left.

11.30am: HMS Minerva sailed.

5.30pm: HMHS Dongola proceeded.

7.30pm: HMW Charon arrived.


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27 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.15am: SS Clan McPhee arrived.

7.0am: HMW Charon left.

9.0am: HMS Mersey arrived.

11.15am: HMW Fly arrived.


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28 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.40am: SS Barjune left.

6.35am: SS Kintail arrived.

7.0am: SS Cressington Court (Store ship No 8) arrived.

8.35am: SS Pemba arrived.

10.30am: SS Clan McPhee left.

1.0pm: HMW Fly arrived.

2.15pm: Cressington Court sailed.

6.15pm: HMS Mersey proceeded.


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29 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

9.20am: HMHS Neuralia arrived.


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30 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

Coaling, received 75 tons.

5.0am: SS Pemba sailed.

3.50pm: HMS Minerva arrived.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1917

(Kilwa Kisiwani and Lindi)


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1 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

8.30am: SS Montrose arrived.

4.20pm: HMW Salamander arrived.

5.35pm: Montrose sailed.


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2 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.50am: HMS Challenger arrived.

8.0am: Artificer Engineer J Andrews joined ship.

9.0am: HMS Minerva proceeded.

10.0am: HMW Fly left.

1.15pm: HMW Salamander left.

4.45pm: HMW Echo arrived.

6.0pm: SS Fook Sang sailed.


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3 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.50am: HMW Echo left.

8.15am: SS Umtata arrived.

3.20pm: HMW Salamander arrived.


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4 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.20am: SS’ Mafia and Umtata sailed.

6.30am: SS Kintail arrived.

7.0am: HMS Lunka arrived.

9.0am: HMS Challenger proceeded.


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5 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.0am: HMW Salamander left.

5.10pm: HMHS Neuralia sailed.

5.20pm: SS Kintail left.


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6 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55


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7 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.40am: SS Pemba arrived.

1.0pm: Discharged S/Lt Gaffney to HMS Lunka.

5.0pm: Lunka sailed.


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8 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.0am: HMS Challenger arrived.

10.30am: HMW Salamander arrived.

5.40pm: HMW Charon arrived.


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9 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.0am: SS Pemba sailed.

8.15am: HMW Salamander left.

5.0pm: HMW Childers arrived.


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10 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.0am: SS’ Salamis and Huntscliff sailed.

7.30am: Three carpenter ratings from Challenger working on board.

11.0am: HMHS Ebani arrived.

4.0pm: HMHS Dongola arrived.

5.55pm: Ebani left.


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11 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.0pm: HMHS Dongola sailed.


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12 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.25am: HMS Challenger sailed.

5.30am: SS Chow Tai left.

12.45pm: HMW Salamander arrived.

1.20pm: 22 ratings joined from Salamander.

2.30pm: Salamander left.

4.0pm: HMW Charon arrived.

4.30pm: 17 Ratings joined from Charon.

6.0pm: Charon left.


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13 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

11.15am: SS Mafia arrived.

3.45pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

5.20pm: Discharged 39 ratings to Challenger.


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14 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

9.10am: Both watches discharging ammunition to SS Sutton Hall.

10.40am: SS Mafia sailed.


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15 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

10.0am: Discharged Lt Price RNR to HMS Challenger.

4.45pm: HMW Charon arrived.

5.50pm: Charon left.


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16 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.40pm: HMW Pickle arrived.

6.10pm: Pickle left.


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17 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea towards Lindi.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

In am: Coaling from Sutton Hall, received 70 tons.

7.45am: SS Chow Tai arrived.

2.20pm: Cast off and proceeded out of Kisiwani.


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18 December 1917

At sea to Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.15am: Anchored, Lindi.

2.0pm: HMS Mersey proceeded.


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19 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.0pm: HMS Manica arrived.


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20 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.50am: HMHS Ebani arrived.

5.0pm: SS Pemba arrived.

5.30pm: Ebani left.


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21 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

2.45pm: HMW Charon arrived.

5.35pm: SS Fook Sang sailed.


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22 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

3.0pm: HMW Charon alongside for water.

4.0pm: SS Salamis arrived.

5.25pm: Charon left.


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23 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

1.20pm: SS Salamis left.


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24 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

2.0am: HMW Fly arrived.

6.30am: HMS Fly left with Cdr Jones for Mikindani.

7.0am: SS Montrose arrived.

11.20am: Tug Ulundi sailed with Lt Lewis RNR and lighter in tow for Mikindani.

12.25pm: Tug Bajune sailed for Mikindani.

1.20pm: HMHS Vita arrived.

4.30pm: SS Chow Tai arrived.


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25 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

11.10am: HMHS Vita sailed.

2.15pm: HMS Lunka arrived.


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26 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.25am: HMS Manica sailed.

8.45am: HMW Charon arrived and left.

1.30pm: SS Mercuria arrived.

4.0pm: SS Pemba arrived.

9.30pm: HMW Echo arrived.

11.59pm: Echo left.


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27 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.15am: Weighed and left harbour to swing ship in Lindi Bay.

9.50am: Secured alongside SS Mercuria for stores.

4.0pm: HMS Lunka proceeded.

4.30pm: SS Pemba sailed.

7.0pm: SS Barjora arrived.


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28 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

3.0pm: SS Salamis arrived.

4.20pm: HMW Echo arrived.

4.35pm: SS Montrose sailed..

4.40pm: HMHS Vita arrived.

5.0pm: Salamis left.

One AB joined from Echo.


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29 December 1917

Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.30am: HMHS Dongola arrived.

12.15pm: Dongola sailed.

1.05pm: Weighed and proceeded out of Lindi harbour.


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30 December 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.55am: Anchored, Kisiwani.

4.20pm: HMW Salamander arrived.

9.0pm: Salamander left.


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31 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

9.0am: SS Ingoma arrived.

9.30am: Went alongside Ingoma.

11.30am: HMS Severn paid off.

Hands transferring baggage and taking in beef.

2.45pm: SS Bechuana arrived.

4.0pm: Cast off to anchor.


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS SEVERN 1918

JP map SEVERN 1918

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1918

(Kilwa, Lindi, Mazimbwa, Tambuzi I. and Lindi)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/59863, signed Lt (N) SB Page, RNR.

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Page with details of speeds obtainable, taken from contractor’s trials,

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Aneroid barometer. Short and Mason Ltd, 1969.

Air thermometers. CF Casella and Co Ltd, 701 and 550.

Sea thermometer. Heath and Co Ltd.


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1 January 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

9.20am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.25am: SS Mercuria arrived.

2.30pm: HMS Talbot arrived.

3.20pm: SS Ingoma sailed.


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2 January 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.15am: HMS Challenger arrived.


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3 January 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

1.20pm: SS Barjora arrived.

3.30pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded out of harbour.


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4 January 1918

At sea to Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.45am: Moored alongside collier Mercuria in Lindi harbour.

Coaling, received 140 tons.

11.15am: HMHS Dongola sailed.

5.0pm: Cast off from collier and proceeded out of river to anchor.


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5 January 1918

Lindi and at sea.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2 (approx)

2.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.50pm: Anchored in Rovuma Bay.


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6 January 1918

Rovuma Bay and at sea.

Lat -10.4, Long 40.5

12 noon: Weighed and proceeded.

Course S31E.


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7 January 1918

At sea to Mazimbwa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.4

12.45pm: Anchored, Mazimbwa. (now Moçimboa, Mozambique)


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8 January 1918

Mazimbwa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.4

5.10am: HMW Fly sailed.

11.15am: HMW Salamander secured alongside.


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9 January 1918

Mazimbwa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.4


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10 January 1918

Mazimbwa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.4


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11 January 1918

Mazimbwa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.4

2.30pm: Portuguese tug Kadeth arrived.


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12 January 1918

Mazimbwa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.4

5.15am: Portuguese tug Kadeth sailed.


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13 January 1918

Mazimbwa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.4


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14 January 1918

Mazimbwa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.4


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15 January 1918

Mazimbwa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.4

5.30am: HMW Salamander sailed.

1.25pm: HMW Charon arrived with mails.

7.10pm: Portuguese gunboat Shimeth arrived.


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16 January 1918

Mazimbwa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.4


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17 January 1918

Mazimbwa.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.4


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18 January 1918

Mazimbwa and at sea.

Lat -11.33, Long 40.4

8.57am: Weighed and proceeded.

Courses South and East until noon, then generally East of North.


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19 January 1918

Tambuzi Island.

Lat -11.4, Long 40.6

1.35am: Vessel refusing to answer helm. A/c S30E and reduced to 120 revs.

9.30am: Bower shoal buoy abeam 1 mile.

10.26am: Anchored off Tambuzi I.


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20 January 1918

Tambuzi Island.

Lat -11.4, Long 40.6


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21 January 1918

Tambuzi Island.

Lat -11.4, Long 40.6


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22 January 1918

Tambuzi Island.

Lat -11.4, Long 40.6

6.50am: HMW Pickle alongside with provisions.

7.45am: HMW Charon arrived.

8.40am: HMW Echo arrived and anchored.

9.20am: Pickle sailed.

9.30am: Charon sailed.

10.10am: Echo sailed.


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23 January 1918

Tambuzi Island.

Lat -11.4, Long 40.6

7.30am: Observed Portuguese merchant vessel bound into Mazimbwa.

3.30pm: HMW Echo arrived and anchored.


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24 January 1918

Tambuzi Island.

Lat -11.4, Long 40.6

Noon: SS Keyingham (collier) arrived.

1.30pm: Went alongside collier, hands taking in stores.


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25 January 1918

Tambuzi Island.

Lat -11.4, Long 40.6

Coaling, received 130 tons app.

7.30am: HMS Talbot arrived.

Noon: HMS Talbot proceeded.

4.10pm: SS Keyingham sailed.


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26 January 1918

Tambuzi Island to Wamizi Island.

Lat -11.0, Long 40.6

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.25am: Anchored.

3.38pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.15pm: Anchored South of Wamizi Island. (Now Vamizi Island)


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27 January 1918

Wamizi Island and at sea.

Lat -10.8, Long 40.6 (approx)

5.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.0pm: Cape Delgado abeam 4 miles.

In pm: Courses West of North


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28 January 1918

At sea to Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.15am: Anchored in Lindi harbour.

10.35am: Shifted anchorage to guardship’s berth.

1.30pm: HMS Mersey weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

5.45pm: HMS Thistle sailed.


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29 January 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

3.30pm: HMW. Charon arrived.

4.10pm: SS Chow Tai sailed.


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30 January 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

3.15am: HMW Echo arrived.

7.30am: HMW Charon sailed.

8.0am: HMHS Dongola anchored in Lindi Bay.

10.20am: Dongola sailed.


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31 January 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

9.0am: SS Tuna arrived and anchored in H Berth.

1.20pm: HMW Echo sailed.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1918

(Lindi)


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Front cover, right.

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Aneroid barometer. Short and Mason Ltd, 1969.

Air thermometers. CF Casella and Co Ltd, 701 and 550.

Sea thermometer. Heath and Co Ltd.


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1 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

Tide pole read every 30 minutes throughout the day and night.

6.35am: SS Salamis arrived and anchored in E Berth.

5.10pm: HMW Echo arrived and anchored.

5.40pm: SS Salamis weighed anchor and proceeded out of river, anchoring in Lindi Bay.

11.45pm: Salamis sailed.


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2 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.15pm: SS Bechuana anchored in F Berth.


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3 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.45am: HMW Echo left harbour.

11.50am: Echo returned.

2.55pm: HMS Challenger anchored in Lindi Bay.

3.15pm: Echo left harbour.

6.10pm: SS Chow Tai anchored.

6.25pm: Echo returned.


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4 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.55am: SS Keyingham anchored in Lindi Bay.

7.20am: HMS Rinaldo anchored in the bay.

10.0am: HMHS Vita anchored.

10.30am: Rinaldo left.

11.59am: One signalman discharged to HMS Challenger.

2.30pm: One leading signalman joined from Challenger.

3.30pm: Keyingham sailed.

5.15pm: SS Hong Bee mentioned.

5.20pm: HMW Echo anchored.

5.35pm: Vita sailed.

6.0pm: Challenger proceeded.


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5 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72


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6 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.10am: HMW Echo left.

9.45am: HMW Fly arrived.

3.30pm: HMW Pickle arrived.


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7 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.30am: SS Tuna sailed.

6.40am: HMW Pickle left.

1.20pm: HMHS Vita arrived.


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8 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

10.40am: HMW Fly moored alongside for water.

10.50am: HMHS Vita sailed.


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9 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

8.10am: HMS Rinaldo arrived.

One Ldg Stoker joined ship from hospital.

9.10am: SS Chow Tai sailed.

3.30pm: HMW Pickle arrived and anchored.

5.15pm: Rinaldo sailed.


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10 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.30am: HMW Fly sailed.

9.40am: SS Saxon anchored in Lindi Bay.

12.10pm: Fly returned.

4.45pm: SS Keyingham arrived.


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11 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.0am: HMW Charon arrived with mails and provisions.

7.15am: SS Tuna arrived and anchored.

11.05am: Charon sailed.

11.55am: Tuna sailed.

3.45pm: SS Montrose anchored in D Berth.

4.0pm: SS Saxon sailed.

4.15pm: SS Tuna returned and anchored in H Berth.


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12 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.15am: SS Kintail arrived and anchored in H Berth.

10.10am: HMW Pickle proceeded out of harbour.

1.10pm: SS Tuna anchored.

2.05pm: HMHS Vita sailed.

5.10pm: SS Kinfauns Castle anchored in Ekapapa Bay.

8.10pm: Pickle returned and anchored.


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13 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.10am: SS Tuna sailed.

7.45am: HMHS Ebani anchored in Lindi Bay.

8.0am: HMW Pickle sailed.

8.20am: HMS Lunka secured alongside collier.

10.40am: HMW Salamander anchored in Lindi Bay.

10.55am: HMS Thistle arrived and anchored.

11.05am: HMS Challenger arrived and anchored in Lindi Bay.

12.05pm: HMHS Dongola arrived and anchored in Lindi Bay.

12.45pm: Salamander secured alongside with SNO.

3.15pm: Ebani anchored in C Berth.

3.30pm: Salamander cast off and proceeded to outer anchorage.

4.15pm: Lunka sailed.


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14 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.35am: HMS Challenger and HMW Salamander sailed.

11.20am: Salamander returned.

12.25pm: SS Kinfauns Castle left.

4.20pm: SS Montrose left.


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15 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.45am: HMW Salamander sailed.

8.30am: SS Caronia arrived.

8.35am: HMHS Vita arrived.

9.50am: HMHS Dongola sailed.

1.45pm: Caronia left.

4.10pm: Guard of Honour landed to attend consecration of burial ground by the Bishop of Zanzibar.

4.30pm: Salamander returned.


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16 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.45am: HMW Salamander left.

8.10am: SS Briton arrived.

10.10: HMW Fly arrived.

4.20pm: Salamander returned.


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17 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.15am: HMHS Vita sailed.

6.15pm: Went alongside collier Keyingham.

6.15pm: SS Kintail sailed.


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18 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

Coaling, received 120 tons.

11.30am: HMHS Ebani anchored.

5.0pm: SS Keyingham left to outer anchorage.


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19 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.30am: HMS Talbot went alongside collier, outer anchorage.

8.10am: HMS Thistle proceeded.

8.30am: HMAT Hymettus mentioned.

9.15am: HMWs Salamander and Fly left harbour.

11.15am: Fly returned.

6.0pm: SS Keyingham shifted to E berth, HMS Lunka went alongside her.

6.15pm: HMHS Ebani sailed.


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20 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.45am: HMW Fly left.

9.0am: Portuguese cruiser Adamastor anchored.

9.30am: HMS Talbot proceeded.

9.50am: HMS Thistle arrived.

10.05am: HMW Charon arrived.

10.20am: SS Bechuana sailed.

8.0pm: SS Montrose arrived.


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21 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

10.0am: HMW Echo arrived and secured to collier.

10.30am: One W/T rating discharged to HMS Thistle.

10.30am: HMS Lunka sailed. Adamastor secured alongside collier.

3.0pm: Echo sailed.


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22 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.45am: HMAT Hymettus sailed.

9.55am: HMHS Dongola anchored in Lindi Bay.

11.50pm: SS Montrose sailed.


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23 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

11.59am: SS Dongola sailed.

1.50pm: HMW Salamander arrived and anchored.

3.0pm: One W/T rating rejoined from HMS Thistle.

5.25pm: Thistle proceeded to Ekapapa Bay.


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24 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

6.0am: HMS Thistle sailed.

11.59am: Adamastor (Portuguese cruiser) sailed.

10.15pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived and anchored.


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25 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

3.0am: HMW Pickle arrived.

9.05am: Pickle sailed.

9.20am: HMWs Salamander and Charon sailed.

4.10pm: SS Keyingham sailed.

9.0pm: HMS Rinaldo proceeded.


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26 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.10am: HMWs Salamander and Charon arrived and anchored.

4.50pm: HMHS Vita anchored in E Berth.


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27 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

2.45am: HMW Echo arrived and anchored.

6.30am: HMW Salamander sailed.

12.30pm: Collier SS Alston (1903, Britain Steamship Co) anchored in Lindi Bay.

3.0pm: HMHS Vita sailed.

4.30pm: Alston anchored in E Berth.


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28 February 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

Hands employed transporting stores from collier.

11.15am: HMW Charon sailed.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1918

(Lindi and Zanzibar)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/59865, signed Lt (N) SB Page, RNR.

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4caf8ab9cadfd3419702d7c0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59865/ADM 53-59865-003_0.jpg)

Aneroid barometer. Short and Mason Ltd, 1969.

Air thermometers. C F Casella and Co Ltd, 701 and 550.

Sea thermometer. Heath and Co Ltd.


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1 March 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.55am: SS Montrose arrived.


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2 March 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.30am: HMHS Vita arrived.

9.35am: SS Hunan* anchored.

4.30pm: Vita sailed.

5.30am: Hunan left.

*Hunan, the first of four China Navigation Co ships of this name, 1895, 1,885 tons, scrapped in 1926 after grounding damage.


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3 March 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

5.40am: SS Montrose sailed.

7.40am: SS Hunan anchored.

7.45am: HMHS Dongola anchored.

8.50am: Hunan sailed.

1.0pm: HMW Charon arrived.

6.0pm: Went alongside SS Alston.


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4 March 1918

Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

1.35am: HMW Fly arrived.

Coaling, received 66 tons.

7.0am: Two ratings joined from HMS Challenger per Fly. Also received mails and provisions.

7.45am: SS Salamis anchored.

8.0am: Canteen manager discharged to HMW Echo.

8.10am: Echo sailed.

1.0pm: One Ldg Signalman discharged to SS Alston. One stoker joined from Fly under doctor’s observation.

1.0pm: Fly left.

2.30pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses East of North.


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5 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -8.6, Long 39.8 (approx)

8.0am: Mwamba Rukyira abeam, N76W, 8 miles.

11.0am: South Fanjove I. LH, N50W, 13 miles.

3.50pm: Okuza I. abeam, 8 miles.

9.30pm: Sighted and challenged HMS Thistle.

9.55pm: Moresby Pt LH, N4E


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6 March 1918

At sea towards Zanzibar.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.5 (approx)

10.0am: Ras Kanzi LH abeam, 5 miles.

1.0pm: Sighted HMS Challenger steering South.

1.25pm: Makatumbe LH abeam, 9.5 miles.

6.0pm: Anchored in between Pungume I. and Chumbe I.


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7 March 1918

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.10pm: Moored to buoy at Zanzibar.

4.15pm: HMS Mersey anchored.

5.25pm: SS Pundua sailed.

6.15pm: SS Ellardale arrived.


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8 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.0am: SS Montrose sailed.

9.15am: HMHS Dongola arrived.

11.10am: SS Keyingham sailed.

11.15am: Cable SS Sherard Osborn anchored.

3.15pm: HMW Charon anchored.


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9 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

11.0am: HMW Salamander sailed.

11.25am: SS Walmer Castle sailed.

4.0pm: SS Lysekloster sailed.


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10 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

3.30pm: HMS Lunka arrived.

5.30pm: HMHS Vita arrived.


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11 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.0am: HMHS Dongola sailed.

4.0pm: Four ratings joined from and four ratings discharged to RNB.


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12 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.15am: HMS Talbot proceeded.

4.45pm: HMW Echo arrived.


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13 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

10.15am: HMW Echo left.

11.17am: HMS Talbot arrived.

1.30pm: HMFM Trent arrived.


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14 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

10.15am: SS Tuna arrived.

10.30am: HMHS Vita sailed.


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15 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.15am: SS Salamis arrived.

7.10am: SS Taroba (Tarboa in log) arrived.

8.0am: HMS Lunka proceeded.

3.0pm: HMW Pickle arrived.


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16 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.45am: HMW Echo arrived and anchored.

9.20am: HMW Charon sailed.

1.0pm: HMW Pickle sailed.

5.50pm: HMS Duplex sailed.

7.15pm: HMS Talbot sailed.


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17 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

1.20am: SS Kansu arrived.

5.35pm: SS Hong Bee arrived.


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18 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Working parties aboard HMFM Trent.

11.05am: HMS Rinaldo arrived.


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19 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.0am: SS Cupid sailed.

11.45am: SS Umtata arrived.

3.20pm: HMW Pickle arrived.


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20 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.20am: HMW Pickle left.


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21 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.10am: HMW Pickle arrived.

6.15am: SS Hong Bee sailed.

9.0am: Discharged one rating to hospital.

9.15am: Pickle sailed.

5.0pm: Two shipwrights joined from HMS Challenger.

6.15pm: SS Tuna arrived.


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22 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.20am: HMFM Trent proceeded with HMS Mersey in tow.

3.30pm: HMW Pickle arrived.

6.0pm: Lt Balls RNR joined for accommodation.

7.0pm: One SPO and two Stokers joined ship from RNB.

11.45pm: SS Tuna sailed.


4caf8ab9cadfd3419702d7d7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59865/ADM 53-59865-014_1.jpg)


23 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

10.20am: HMW Echo left.


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24 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

11.12am: HMS Challenger arrived.

1.30pm: Discharged Lt Balls to Challenger.

2.45pm: HMW Fly arrived.

9.25pm: Fly left.


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25 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.20am: HMHS Dongola arrived.


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26 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

3.30pm: SS Ellardale sailed.

4.15pm: SS Hunan arrived.


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27 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.30am: HMW Fly arrived and anchored.

2.45pm: SS Cluny Castle arrived.


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28 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.15am: HMS Challenger sailed.

4.45pm: SS Cluny Castle sailed.

5.10pm: Cable SS Sherard Osborn sailed.

8.0pm: SS Kansu sailed.


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29 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

2.15pm: SS Stork (Stalk in log) arrived.

7.30pm: SS Alston arrived and anchored.


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30 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

10.15am: HMW Pickle sailed with barquentine in tow.

3.05pm: HMS Talbot arrived and anchored.

4.30pm: SS Caucase arrived and anchored.


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31 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

1.45pm: SS Caucase sailed.

6.0pm: One PO Tel. rejoined from HMS Talbot.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1918

(Zanzibar, on tow to Aden and on towards Suez)


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Front cover Adm. 53/59866, signed Lt SB Page RNR.

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4caf8ab9cadfd3419702d7e7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59866/ADM 53-59866-002_1.jpg)

4caf8ab9cadfd3419702d7e8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59866/ADM 53-59866-003_0.jpg)

Aneroid barometer. Short and Mason Ltd, 1969.

Air thermometers. CF Casella and Co Ltd, 701 and 550.

Sea thermometer. Heath and Co Ltd.


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1 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

11.0am: Portuguese cruiser Adamastor arrived.

11.30am: HMS Lunka arrived.


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2 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

3.0pm: HMW Salamander arrived.


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3 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.20am: HMW Salamander sailed.

9.50am: HMHS Vita arrived and anchored.

10.10am: HMS Duplex arrived and anchored.


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4 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.15am: HMHS Dongola sailed.

11.0am: Adamastor sailed.

12.20pm: Tug Golden Crown anchored.

2.30pm: HMW Salamander arrived and anchored.

5.0pm: One marine joined from RNB.


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5 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.55am: HMHS Vita sailed.

In am: One PO from HMS Talbot examined for the rank of Gunner.

11.0am: One Marine discharged to hospital.

2.50pm: HMW Charon arrived and anchored.


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6 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

10.40am: Discharged one rating to HMW Fly.

11.15am: Fly sailed.


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7 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.35am: SS Ingoma arrived and anchored.

8.15am: Ingoma sailed.

9.10am: Tug Golden Crown sailed.

9.45am: HMW Charon sailed.

4.30pm: HMS Lunka arrived and anchored.

5.0pm: Lt/Cdr Pillans RN joined ship for accomodation.


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8 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands employed housing foretopmast and bringing off gear from dockyard in preparation for towing.

12 noon: SS Chow Tai secured alongside SS Hunan.

6.0pm: Four ratings rejoined from RNB and three ratings discharged to same.


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9 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands preparing ship for towing. Two shipwrights employed from HMS Talbot.

5.25am: SS Cupid sailed.

6.40am: SS Alston sailed.

8.45am: SS Waltham arrived and anchored.

3.0pm: HMW Charon arrived and anchored.


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10 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: HMS Lunka sailed.

6.10am: HMW Charon sailed.

6.20pm: SS Sydney arrived and anchored.


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11 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands employed preparing ship for towing.

10.40am: SS Chow Tai sailed.

4.15pm: SS Kong Bee arrived and anchored.

4.55pm: SS Hunan left.

5.10pm: SS Sydney sailed.

5.15pm: SS Charon arrived and anchored.

5.30pm: HMFM Trent arrived and anchored.

6.20pm: Went alongside Trent.

Hands transferring kit to Trent.


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12 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Hands employed transferring ammunition to HMFM Trent.

9.0am. Officers and men transferred to Trent.

Hands employed transferring gear and stores to Trent.

2.50pm: HMW Echo arrived and anchored.


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13 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands transferring ammunition, stores and gear to HMFM Trent


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14 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands transferring ammunition, stores and gear to HMFM Trent.

8.0pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived and anchored.


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15 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands employed securing gear and preparing ship for towing.

6.0pm: One Marine joined ship.


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16 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands employed securing all gear and preparing ship for towing.

9.0am: One rating joined from depot and one rating discharged to same.

5.0pm: Two Shipwrights discharged to HMS Rinaldo for passage to HMS Talbot.


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17 April 1918

Zanzibar and at sea in tow of HMFM Trent towards Aden.

Lat -5.8, Long 39.2

Distance to Aden 1,729 miles.

Officers and men living on Trent.

7.20am: Proceeded in tow of Trent. Two tow lines employed each consisting of 25 fathoms of cable, 100 fathoms of 14 ½” hemp hawser, and 40 fathoms of 5 ½” steel wire hawser.


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18 April 1918

At sea.

Lat -2.9, Long 40.9

Distance to Aden 1,521 miles.

Officers and men living on Trent.

Hands employed mounting guns (presumably on Trent).


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19 April 1918

At sea.

Lat -0.7, Long 43.4

Distance to Aden 1,326 miles.

Officers and men living on Trent.


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20 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 1.2, Long 45.5

Distance to Aden 1,156 miles.

Officers and men living on Trent.


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21 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 3.2, Long 47.2

Distance to Aden 989 miles.

Officers and men living on Trent.


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22 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 5.4, Long 49.3

Distance to Aden 801 miles.

Officers and men living on Trent.


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23 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 8.3, Long 50.9

Distance to Aden 602 miles.

Officers and men living on Trent.


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24 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 11.0, Long 51.5

Distance to Aden 436 miles.

Officers and men living on Trent.


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25 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 12.3, Long 49.2

Distance to Aden 247 miles.

Officers and men living on Trent.


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26 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 12.6, Long 46.3

Distance to Aden 74 miles.

Officers and men living on Trent.


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27 April 1918

At sea to Aden.

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

7.30am: Cast off tow rope and anchored.

9.0am: Weighed anchor and towed into Aden harbour by tug.

10.0am: Anchored in Aden harbour.

Anchor watch kept onboard HMS Severn.


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28 April 1918

Aden and at sea in tow of HMFM Trent towards Suez.

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

Officers and men living on Trent.

3.45pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded out of harbour in tow of tug.

4.30pm: Securing tow ropes from Trent.

Tow consisting of two tow ropes, each consisting of 25 fathoms of cable, 100 fathoms of 14 ½” hemp hawser and 30 fathoms of 5 ½” steel wire hawser.

5.15pm: Proceeded in tow of Trent.


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29 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 13.0, Long 43.3

Distance to Suez 1,189 miles.

Officers and men living on Trent.


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30 April 1918

At sea.

Lat 15.6, Long 41.8

Distance to Suez 1,010 miles.

Officers and men living on Trent.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1918

(Suez, Ismalia, Port Said and Alexandria for refit)


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Front cover Adm. 53/59867. Signed, Lt SB Page RNR.

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Aneroid barometer. Short and Mason Ltd, 1969.

Air thermometers. CF Casella and Co Ltd, 701 and 550.

Sea thermometer. Heath and Co Ltd.


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1 May 1918

At sea.

Lat 18.1, Long 40.1

Distance to Suez 831 miles.

Officers and men living on Trent.


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2 May 1918

At sea.

Lat 20.6, Long 38.4

Distance to Suez 653 miles.

Officers and men living on Trent.


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3 May 1918

At sea.

Lat 23.3, Long 36.8

Distance to Suez 464 miles.

Officers and men living on Trent.


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4 May 1918

At sea.

Lat 25.9, Long 35.1

Distance to Suez 285 miles.

Officers and men living on Trent.


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5 May 1918

At sea.

Lat 28.0, Long 33.6

Distance to Suez 131 miles.

Officers and men living on Trent.


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6 May 1918

At sea to Suez.

Lat 29.9, Long 32.5

Officers and men living onboard Trent.

6.0am: Shortened in towing hawsers.

10.30am: Cast off towing hawser and anchored in Suez Bay.

5.30pm: Weighed anchor and assisted by tug went alongside Trent.

7.0pm: Hands employed taking in provisions from Trent.


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7 May 1918

Suez.

Lat 29.9, Long 32.5

6.0am: Hands employed transferring stores from Trent.

Coaling from lighters, received 84 tons.

In pm: Hands employed taking onboard ammunition.


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8 May 1918

Suez.

Lat 29.9, Long 32.5

All day: Hands employed taking onboard ammunition and as requisite.


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9 May 1918

Suez.

Lat 29.9, Long 32.5

9.0am: Ship’s company transferred kits from Trent.

3.0pm: Cast off from Trent and anchored.


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10 May 1918

Suez to Ismalia. (now Ismailia)

Lat 30.35, Long 32.37 (approx)

8.30am: Weighed and proceeded into Suez canal.

5.0pm: Anchored off Ismalia pier.


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11 May 1918

Ismalia.

Lat 30.58, Long 32.28

9.0am: Discharged Lt/Cdr Pillans RN and Surgeon Morris RN to take passage by rail to their respective ships.

General leave to port watch until 15th inst pm.


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12 May 1918

Ismalia.

Lat 30.58, Long 32.28

8.30am: Roman Catholic church party landed.

10.0am: Church of England party attended divine service onboard HMS Grafton.


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13 May 1918

Ismalia.

Lat 30.58, Long 32.28

Gunner’s party mounting guns.


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14 May 1918

Ismalia.

Lat 30.58, Long 32.28

Gunner's party mounting guns.


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15 May 1918

Ismalia.

Lat 30.58, Long 32.28

6.30am: HMM (Monitor) M31 sailed.

8.30am: HMS Grafton sailed.

9.0am: French cruiser Requin sailed.

10.0pm: Port watch returned from leave.


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16 May 1918

Ismalia.

Lat 30.58, Long 32.28

9.15am: General leave to starboard watch until pm on the 20th inst.


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17 May 1918

Ismalia.

Lat 30.58, Long 32.28

5.05pm: French Cruiser Destrées anchored.


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18 May 1918

Ismalia.

Lat 30.58, Long 32.28

6.0am: French cruiser Destrées mentioned (probably sailed).

4.10pm: HMS Grafton anchored.


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19 May 1918

Ismalia.

Lat 30.58, Long 32.28

11.40am: French SS St Brieuf anchored.

5.35pm: French cruiser Requin anchored.

7.55pm: HMM M31 anchored.


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20 May 1918

Ismalia.

Lat 30.58, Long 32.28

5.15am: SS St Brieuf mentioned (probably sailed).


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21 May 1918

Ismalia to Port Said.

Lat 30.9, Long 32.315 (approx)

7.50am: Weighed and proceeded into Suez Canal.

9.50am: Moored to canal bank at El Ferdane.

10.43am: SS Dalemoor passed. Cast off and proceeded.

11.51am: Passed Gare de Ballah.

12.45pm: Moored to canal bank.

3.0pm: Cast off mooring and proceeded.

8.0pm: Arrived at Port Said.

9.0pm: Removed Pilot J Wilson belonging to the Suez Canal Company from charge of ship, in accordance with Article 995 KR and AI (King’s Regulations and Admiralty Instructions) 1913, on account of his ignorance of the conditions concerning shallow draught monitors.

9.30pm: Moored in berth.


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22 May 1918

Port Said.

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

7.30am: HMS Verbena weighed and proceeded.


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23 May 1918

Port Said.

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

11.0am: Discharged one SPO, three Stokers and one Private RMLI to Navy House for passage to HMS Mersey.


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24 May 1918

Port Said.

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

Coaling, received 58 tons.


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25 May 1918

Port Said and at sea towards Alexandria.

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

12 noon: Cast off moorings, weighed anchors and secured towrope of HM tug Handy.

12.10pm: Proceeded out of harbour, assisted by Handy, cleared channel, adjusted towrope and proceeded. (Unlike the tow from Trent, Severn has steam up. We can assume that she has her own engines running and is being steered.)

Guns’ crews continually closed up.


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26 May 1918

At sea to Alexandria.

Lat 31.6, Long 30.1 (approx)

1.34am: Brulos Lt Ho. abeam, 2 miles.

Guns’ crews continually closed up.

8.30am: Rosetta Lt Ho. abeam dist 4 miles.

11.33am: Nelson’s Island abeam dist 2.5 miles.

2.27pm: Arrived off Great Pass, cast off towrope and proceed into harbour.

3.30pm: Anchored.

HMS Severn is now in Alexandria until 9th October for a long refit. Little information is recorded in the log about the work, but there is a good record of men and ships arriving and leaving.


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27 May 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

2.50am: HMS Ladybird proceeded to sea.

5.30pm: HMS Foresight proceeded to sea.

7.0pm: Ladybird anchored.


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28 May 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.50am: Anchored and secured stern to the Western mole of Arsenal Basin.

Hands getting up ammunition.


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29 May 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Hands discharging ammunition into lighter.


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30 May 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Landed working party to discharge ammunition from lighter.


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31 May 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

9.30am: Ship dragging anchor so weighed and proceeded, assisted by tug, to no 2 buoy, inner harbour.

3.50pm: HMS Aphis arrived and anchored.

4.30pm: HMS Humber anchored.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1918

(Alexandria for refit)


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Front cover Adm. 53/59868m signed Lt (N) SB Page, RNR.

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Aneroid barometer. Short and Mason Ltd, 1969.

Air thermometers. CF Casella and Co Ltd, 701 and 550.

Sea thermometer. Heath and Co Ltd.


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1 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Saturday routine.

1.0pm: Two Signal ratings discharged to HMS Aphis.


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2 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

7.0am: Stoker C Bratchley, absentee.

9.30am: Landed patrol to apprehend Stoker Bratchley.

2.40pm: HMS Aphis sailed.

2.45pm: HMS’ Geranium and Snaefell sailed.

8.45pm: Aphis returned.


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3 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

6.30am: Slipped from buoy and proceeded to anchor and moor stern on to Western mole of Arsenal Basin.


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4 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Workmen caulking boat deck and employed on various repairs.

5.50pm: HMS Chelmer sailed.

6.15pm: HMS Ladybird anchored.


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5 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Workmen caulking boat deck and employed on various repairs.


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6 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Workmen caulking boat deck and employed on various repairs.

3.0pm: Two W/T Ratings discharged to HMS Hannibal.


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7 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Workmen caulking boat deck and employed on various repairs.


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8 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Workmen caulking boat deck and employed on various repairs.


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9 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

5.30am: HMS Aphis sailed.

Workmen caulking boat deck and employed on various repairs.


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10 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Workmen caulking decks and employed on various repairs.

6.50am: HMS Aphis sailed.

6.0pm: Mr Tucker, Gunner and PO Neil lent to HMS Hannibal for diving operations.


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11 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Workmen caulking decks and employed on various repairs.

7.15am: HMS Ladybird sailed.


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12 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Workmen caulking decks and employed on various repairs.

9.0am: HMS Ladybird sailed.

4.10pm: HMS Druid arrived and anchored.

4.20pm: Ladybird returned and anchored.


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13 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Workmen caulking decks and employed on various repairs.


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14 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Workmen caulking decks and employed on various repairs.

5.15am: HMS’ Aphis and Ladybird sailed.

7.0pm: Paymaster Gross RNR joined ship.


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15 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Workmen caulking decks and employed on various repairs.


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16 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Workmen caulking decks and employed on various repairs.


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17 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Workmen caulking decks and employed on various repairs.

7.55am: HMS Aphis sailed.


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18 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Workmen caulking decks and employed on various repairs.


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19 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Workmen caulking decks and employed on various repairs.

7.40am: HMS Ladybird sailed.

6.30pm: Ladybird anchored.


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20 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Workmen caulking decks and employed on various repairs.

10.0am: HMS Ladybird sailed.

11.30am: HMS Amaryllis sailed. (nice picture of Amaryllis here)

4.25pm: Ladybird anchored.


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21 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


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22 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


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23 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


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24 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.

8.0pm: HMS Aphis anchored.


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25 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.

3.15pm: HMS Aphis sailed.

6.50pm: HMS Usk arrived.


4caf8abacadfd3419702d850: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59868/ADM 53-59868-016_0.jpg)


26 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


4caf8abacadfd3419702d851: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59868/ADM 53-59868-016_1.jpg)


27 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


4caf8abacadfd3419702d852: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59868/ADM 53-59868-017_0.jpg)


28 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.

11.30am: HMS Usk sailed.

11.45am: HMS Mallow sailed.

5.0pm: HMS North Star II arrived and anchored.


4caf8abacadfd3419702d853: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59868/ADM 53-59868-017_1.jpg)


29 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.

5.45am: HMS Ladybird sailed.

1.30pm: Ladybird returned.


4caf8abacadfd3419702d854: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59868/ADM 53-59868-018_0.jpg)


30 June 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


4caf8abacadfd3419702d855: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59868/ADM 53-59868-018_1.jpg)

4caf8abacadfd3419702d856: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59868/ADM 53-59868-019_0.jpg)

4caf8abacadfd3419702d857: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59868/ADM 53-59868-019_1.jpg)

4caf8abacadfd3419702d858: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59868/ADM 53-59868-020_0.jpg)

4caf8abacadfd3419702d859: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59868/ADM 53-59868-020_1.jpg)

Above five pages blank.



LOGS FOR JULY 1918

(Alexandria for refit)


4caf8abacadfd3419702d85a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-001_0.jpg)

4caf8abacadfd3419702d85b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-001_1.jpg)

Front cover Adm. 53/59869, signed Lt (N) SB Page RNR.

4caf8abacadfd3419702d85c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-002_0.jpg)

4caf8abacadfd3419702d85d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-002_1.jpg)

4caf8abacadfd3419702d85e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-003_0.jpg)

Aneroid barometer. Short and Mason Ltd, 1969.

Air thermometers. CF Casella and Co Ltd, 701 and 550.

Sea thermometer. Heath and Co Ltd.


4caf8abacadfd3419702d85f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-003_1.jpg)


1 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


4caf8abacadfd3419702d860: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-004_0.jpg)


2 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.

7.45am: Sheerlegs alongside for lifting 6" guns.

9.0am: Gunner’s party dismounting after 6" gun.


4caf8abacadfd3419702d861: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-004_1.jpg)


3 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


4caf8abacadfd3419702d862: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-005_0.jpg)


4 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


4caf8abacadfd3419702d863: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-005_1.jpg)


5 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


4caf8abacadfd3419702d864: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-006_0.jpg)


6 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


4caf8abacadfd3419702d865: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-006_1.jpg)


7 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


4caf8abacadfd3419702d866: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-007_0.jpg)


8 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.

7.0am: Working party sent to HMS Hannibal.

9.0am: Hands employed mounting after 6" gun.

In pm: Hands employed dismounting fore 6" gun.


4caf8abacadfd3419702d867: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-007_1.jpg)


9 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.

10.30am: HMS Ladybird sailed.

Educational test held onboard.

6.15pm: HMS’ Aphis and Ladybird arrived and anchored.


4caf8abacadfd3419702d868: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-008_0.jpg)


10 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.

9.55am: HMS Aphis sailed.

1.50pm: Aphis returned and anchored.


4caf8abacadfd3419702d869: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-008_1.jpg)


11 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


4caf8abacadfd3419702d86a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-009_0.jpg)


12 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d86b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-009_1.jpg)


13 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d86c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-010_0.jpg)


14 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d86d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-010_1.jpg)


15 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d86e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-011_0.jpg)


16 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.

9.0am: Gunner’s party mounting fore 6" gun.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d86f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-011_1.jpg)


17 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.

5.30am: HMS Ladybird sailed.

10.0pm: Mr Tucker, Gunner, returned from diving duties.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d870: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-012_0.jpg)


18 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d871: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-012_1.jpg)


19 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d872: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-013_0.jpg)


20 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.

12.40pm: HMS Aphis sailed.

7.40pm: Aphis returned and anchored.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d873: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-013_1.jpg)


21 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.

7.0am: HMS Aphis sailed.

1.0pm: Lt SB Page RNR lent to HMS Ivy.

5.0pm: Mr Grose RN lent to HMS Mallow.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d874: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-014_0.jpg)


22 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.

11.45am: Lent two Stoker ratings to HMS Mallow.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d875: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-014_1.jpg)


23 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d876: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-015_0.jpg)


24 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d877: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-015_1.jpg)


25 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d878: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-016_0.jpg)


26 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.

11.0am: Mr Grose RN returned from HMS Mallow.

2.0pm: One rating rejoined ship from HMS Ladybird.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d879: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-016_1.jpg)


27 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d87a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-017_0.jpg)


28 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d87b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-017_1.jpg)


29 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d87c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-018_0.jpg)


30 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.

10.55am: HMS Aphis sailed.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d87d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-018_1.jpg)


31 July 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard men engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d87e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-019_0.jpg)

4caf8abbcadfd3419702d87f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-019_1.jpg)

4caf8abbcadfd3419702d880: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-020_0.jpg)

4caf8abbcadfd3419702d881: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59869/ADM 53-59869-020_1.jpg)

Above four pages blank.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1918

(Alexandria for refit)


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d882: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-001_0.jpg)

4caf8abbcadfd3419702d883: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-001_1.jpg)

Front cover Adm. 53/59870, signed Lt (N) SB Page, RNR.

4caf8abbcadfd3419702d884: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-002_0.jpg)

4caf8abbcadfd3419702d885: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-002_1.jpg)

4caf8abbcadfd3419702d886: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-003_0.jpg)

Aneroid barometer. Short and Mason Ltd, 1969.

Air thermometers. C F Casella and Co Ltd, 701 and 550.

Sea thermometer. Heath and Co Ltd.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d887: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-003_1.jpg)


1 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d888: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-004_0.jpg)


2 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d889: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-004_1.jpg)


3 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d88a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-005_0.jpg)


4 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.

1.0pm: Two stoker ratings rejoined from HMS Mallow.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d88b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-005_1.jpg)


5 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d88c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-006_0.jpg)


6 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d88d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-006_1.jpg)


7 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.

5.0pm: HMS Verbena anchored.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d88e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-006a_0.jpg)


8 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d88f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-006a_1.jpg)


9 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d890: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-007_0.jpg)


10 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.

Diving and pumping party employed on discharge valve.

One seaman rating discharged to hospital.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d891: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-007_1.jpg)


11 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d892: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-008_0.jpg)


12 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d893: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-008_1.jpg)


13 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Educational test held onboard.

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.

2.0pm: One Stoker discharged to hospital.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d894: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-009_0.jpg)


14 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.

Working party sent to HMS Hannibal.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d895: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-009_1.jpg)


15 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.

11.0am: Diver and party engaged on port side.

10.0pm: Lt SB Page RNR rejoined from HMS Ivy.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d896: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-010_0.jpg)


16 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.

2.0pm: Ldg Seaman Wilde discharged to hospital.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d897: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-010_1.jpg)


17 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d898: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-011_0.jpg)


18 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Sunday routine.

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d899: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-011_1.jpg)


19 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.

7.30am: Stoker Bratchley discharged to Cairo military prison.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d89a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-012_0.jpg)


20 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d89b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-012_1.jpg)


21 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d89c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-013_0.jpg)


22 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d89d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-013_1.jpg)


23 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d89e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-014_0.jpg)


24 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d89f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-014_1.jpg)


25 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.

5.0pm: Three ratings lent to HMS Hannibal.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d8a0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-015_0.jpg)


26 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.

7.0pm: Three ratings rejoined from HMS Hannibal.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d8a1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-015_1.jpg)


27 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d8a2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-016_0.jpg)


28 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d8a3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-016_1.jpg)


29 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.

7.0pm: One Seaman and one Stoker returned from hospital.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d8a4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-017_0.jpg)


30 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d8a5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-017_1.jpg)


31 August 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d8a6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-018_0.jpg)

4caf8abbcadfd3419702d8a7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-018_1.jpg)

4caf8abbcadfd3419702d8a8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-019_0.jpg)

4caf8abbcadfd3419702d8a9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59870/ADM 53-59870-019_1.jpg)

Above four pages blank.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1918

(Alexandria, refit and dry dock)


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d8aa: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59871/ADM 53-59871-001_0.jpg)

4caf8abbcadfd3419702d8ab: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59871/ADM 53-59871-001_1.jpg)

Front cover Adm. 53/59871, signed Lt (N) SB Page, RNR.

4caf8abbcadfd3419702d8ac: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59871/ADM 53-59871-002_0.jpg)

4caf8abbcadfd3419702d8ad: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59871/ADM 53-59871-002_1.jpg)

4caf8abbcadfd3419702d8ae: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59871/ADM 53-59871-003_0.jpg)

Aneroid barometer. Short and Mason Ltd, 1969.

Air thermometers. CF Casella and Co Ltd, 701 and 550.

Sea thermometer. Heath and Co Ltd.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d8af: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59871/ADM 53-59871-003_1.jpg)


1 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Sunday routine.

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d8b0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59871/ADM 53-59871-004_0.jpg)


2 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d8b1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59871/ADM 53-59871-004_1.jpg)


3 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


4caf8abbcadfd3419702d8b2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59871/ADM 53-59871-005_0.jpg)


4 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


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5 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.

5.0pm: One signal rating rejoined from HMS Aphis.


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6 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.

4.30pm: Cast off moorings, weighed anchor and towed to dry dock.


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7 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

7.0am: Commenced pumping out dock.

8.30am: Ship on the blocks. Workmen engaged cleaning ship’s bottom.

In pm: Repairs to ship’s bottom proceeding.


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8 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Hands working on port cable. Repairs to ship’s bottom proceeding.


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9 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Hands chipping cables and chain lockers. Hull repairs proceeding.


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10 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

6.0am: Mr Tucker, Gunner, lent to Port Said for diving purposes.

Hands chipping cables and chain lockers. Hull repairs proceeding.

Educational test held onboard.


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11 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Hands chipping cables and chain lockers. Hull and machinery repairs proceeding.

10.0pm: One rating returned from detention at Cairo, escorted by marines.


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12 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Hands chipping cables and painting chain lockers.

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.


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13 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Hands chipping cables and painting chain lockers. Hull and machinery repairs proceeding.


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14 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Hands chipping cables. Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.

10.0am: PO Neil rejoined from Port Said depot.

1.30pm: Lt Kirk RNR discharged to join HMS Honeysuckle.


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15 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Hands working cables. Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.

7.0am: PO Way lent to HMS Hannibal for diving purposes.

6.0pm: PO Way returned to ship from Hannibal.


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16 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Hands working cables. Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.

11.0am: Flooded dock.

11.30am: Ship afloat.

12.15pm: Towed out of dry dock.

1.0pm: Moored to No 4 buoy, inner harbour.


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17 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.

10.0pm: Mr Tucker, Gunner, rejoined ship from Port Said depot.


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18 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.

12.45pm: HMS North Star II sailed.


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19 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.

9.30am: HMS Aphis weighed and proceeded.


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20 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.

7.0pm: One ERA and one stoker rejoined from HMS Lily.

8.0pm: Three ratings rejoined from hospital.


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21 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.

8.0am: Ammunition party landed.

3.0pm: Ammunition party returned.


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22 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.

7.0am: Ammunition party landed.

4.0pm: Ammunition lighter secured alongside.


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23 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Dockyard workmen engaged on repairs.

Hands employed taking onboard ammunition.

3.15pm: Finished ammunition and lighter cast off.


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24 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

10.50am: Cast off from buoy and proceeded out of harbour.

12.30pm: Commenced carrying out gun trials.

2.50pm: Completed gun trials and returned to harbour.

4.25pm: Moored to no 3 buoy, inner harbour.


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25 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Coaling from lighter, received 162 tons.

1.35pm: HMS Ivy sailed.


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26 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

9.0am: Cast off from buoy and proceeded to Vacuum Oil Pier.

Received 70.5 tons of oil fuel, 240 gallons of parafin and 60 gallons of petrol.

11.48am: Cast off from oil pier and proceeded out of harbour.

12.30pm: Commenced swinging for adjustment of compasses.

2.0pm: Compasses adjusted and returned to harbour.

2.55pm: Moored to no 3 buoy, inner harbour.


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27 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9


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28 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

10.0am: HMS Mersey proceeded out of harbour.

3.0pm: Mersey returned and secured to no 4 buoy.

4.30pm: HMS Humber sailed.


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29 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Sunday routine.


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30 September 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1918

(Alexandria, Milos and Mudros)


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Front cover Adm. 53/59872, signed Lt (N) SB Page, RNR.

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Aneroid barometer. Short and Mason Ltd, 1969.

Air thermometers. CF Casella and Co Ltd, 701 and 550.

Sea thermometer. Heath and Co Ltd.


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1 October 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

5.50am: HMS Mersey proceeded out of harbour.

11.0am: Lt Heaven RNVR joined ship.

5.0pm: Mersey secured to No 4 buoy.


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2 October 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

2.30pm: HMS Aphis proceeded out of harbour.


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3 October 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

11.45am: HMS Craigie secured to buoy.

11.59am: HMS Mallow sailed.


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4 October 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

4.50am: HMS’ Craigie and Pontypool (minesweepers) proceeded out of harbour.

6.0pm: One service whaler returned to HMS Hannibal.


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5 October 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

Saturday routine.


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6 October 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

5.30am: HMS’ Craigie and Pontypool left harbour.

9.10am: HMS Mallow arrived.

10.30am: Craigie and Pontypool secured to buoy.


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7 October 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

5.50am: HMS’ Craigie and Pontypool sailed.

10.30am: Craigie and Pontypool secured to buoys.

3.30pm: Coal lighter secured alongside.


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8 October 1918

Alexandria.

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

5.40am: HMS’ Craigie and Pontypool sailed.

Coaling with native labour, received 40 tons..


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9 October 1918

Alexandria and at sea towards Milo (now Milos).

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

2.10pm: Slipped from buoy and proceeded out of harbour.

7.0pm: Speed as requisite for keeping station.

9.0pm: Fore mess deck battened down. (Severn ships water over her foredeck in any sort of sea.)


THE VOYAGES OF HMS SEVERN
Operations in the Mediterranean and Black Sea

JP map SEVERN Mediterranean/Black Sea

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10 October 1918

At sea.

Lat 32.9, Long 29.4

Speed as requisite for keeping station.

Fore mess deck battened down.


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11 October 1918

At sea.

Lat 34.5, Long 27.5

1.15pm: Observed land N10W.


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12 October 1918

At sea.

Lat 36.1, Long 25.4


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13 October 1918

At sea to Milo.

Lat 36.8, Long 24.1

1.26pm: Phaleonesa I. N86W.

3.06pm: Akrathi LH abeam, 1 mile. (Now Akradia)

4.20pm: Anchored.


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14 October 1918

Milo.

Lat 36.72, Long 24.45

6.0am: Weighed and went alongside SS Lindenhall (Linden Hall in log).

Coaling, received 100 tons.

1.40pm: Cast off to anchor.


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15 October 1918

Milo.

Lat 36.72, Long 24.45


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16 October 1918

Milo and at sea towards Mudros.

Lat 37.2, Long 24.6

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

4.10pm: Jura I. abeam, 3 miles.

9.07pm: Cape Doro abeam 3 miles.


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17 October 1918

At sea to Mudros.

Lat 39.3, Long 25.0 (approx)

3.25pm: Kobia I. Lt Ho, N40W.

3.40pm: Kobia I. Lt Ho abeam, one mile.

4.55pm: Anchored.


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18 October 1918

Mudros.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

1.0pm: Shifted to F1 berth.


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19 October 1918

Mudros.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

3.0pm: HMS Grafton arrived and anchored.


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20 October 1918

Mudros.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

12.45pm: HMS’ Craigie and Pontypool anchored.

2.30pm: HMS Sentinel arrived.

2.45pm: HMS’ Blenheim, Beaver and Acheron and HMAS’ Torrens and Yarra mentioned, presumably arrived.


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21 October 1918

Mudros.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

10.10am: Secured alongside SS Somerby.

Coaling, recived 65 tons.

2.10pm: Cast off to anchor.

4.30pm: HMS’ Ladybird and Bryony arrived and anchored.


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22 October 1918

Mudros.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

2.30pm: HMS Hope and HMAS Paramatta anchored.


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23 October 1918

Mudros.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24


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24 October 1918

Mudros.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24


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25 October 1918

Mudros.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24


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26 October 1918

Mudros.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

4.30pm: HMS Heroic sailed. (Heroic was an armed boarding steamer. She saved 494 lives when HMHS Britannic was sunk on the 21st November 1916.)

7.15pm: HMS Liverpool anchored.


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27 October 1918

Mudros.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

4.45pm: HMS’ Lord Nelson, Temeraire, Rifleman, Cameleon, Jackal and Tigress anchored.

6.30pm: HMS Skirmisher sailed.


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28 October 1918

Mudros.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

10.20am: HMS Aphis arrived.

2.15pm: HMS’ Lapwing, Archer and Shark arrived.

3.40pm: HMS Hazel arrived.


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29 October 1918

Mudros.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

10.05am: Weighed and secured alongside HMS Temeraire for hoisting out after 6" and replacing with new 6" gun.

2.45pm: Cast off to anchor.


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30 October 1918

Mudros.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24


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31 October 1918

Mudros.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

2.15pm: HMS Foresight proceeded.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1918

(Mudros and Ismid)


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Front cover Adm. 53/59873. Signed by SB Page Lt (N) RNR.

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Barometer -Mercurial. S and A Calderara, AM 2012.

Thermometers for air temperatures: Maker 701; CF Casella Nos 701 and 555.

Thermometer for sea temperature - Heath and co.


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1 November 1918

Mudros.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24


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2 November 1918

Mudros.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.50am: HMS’ Canterbury and Barryfield arrived.


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3 November 1918

Mudros.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.45am: RCs church party attended mass aboard HMS Blenheim.


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4 November 1918

Mudros.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.15am: HMS Mersey left.


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5 November 1918

Mudros.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24


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6 November 1918

Mudros.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24


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7 November 1918

Mudros.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

4.10pm: Discharged AB Johnson to HMS Superb.

One OS joined from and one OS discharged to Superb.


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8 November 1918

Mudros.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.30am: Weighed anchor and left harbour for 1” aiming rifle practice.

11.45am: Returned to harbour and secured alongside collier SS Albatross.

Coaling, received 63 tons.

8.0pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

8.46pm: Whilst navigating East Pass, Mudros Harbour, collided with and sank steam pinnace belonging to Italian battleship Vittorio Emanuele.

9.10pm: Anchored.

11.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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9 November 1918

At sea to Cape Helles.

Lat 40.3, Long 25.8

5.20pm: Anchored, Cape Helles.


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10 November 1918

Cape Helles and at sea towards Gulf of Ismid.

Lat 40.3, Long 26.6

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded assisted by tug Wyola.

9.45am: Chanak Point abeam.

1.20pm: HMS Cameleon closed and delivered dispatches.

1.40pm: Cast off towrope and proceeded.

7.24pm: Hora LH abeam, 3 miles.

11.59pm: HMS Endeavour passed eastbound.


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11 November 1918

At sea to Gulf of Ismid.

Lat 40.8, Long 29.0

11.24am: Proti Island abeam, 7 miles.

4.55pm: Stopped, HMS Acheron alongside, transferred ETC Patry.

6.0pm: Stopped and sent away gig to locate gate of net defence.

7.40pm: Anchored, Ismid.


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12 November 1918

Ismid.

Lat 40.75, Long 29.92

11.05am: Shifted to allotted berth, and broke Senior Officer's Burgee.

3.45pm: HMS Humber anchored.

4.30pm: HMS Aphis anchored.

6.45pm: Observed fire on shore, and sent officer to investigate.

7.05pm: Landed party of seamen and marines with fire pumps etc.

8.0pm: Fire extinguished and party returned.


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13 November 1918

Ismid.

Lat 40.75, Long 29.92

5.0pm: HMS’ Superb, Temeraire, Lord Nelson and Agamemnon.

6.15pm: MLs 148, 178, 196, 389 and 501 secured alongside.

Splice the main brace, extra ration of rum served out in celebration of the victory of the allies.


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14 November 1918

Ismid.

Lat 40.75, Long 29.92

7.0am: HMS’ Superb and Foresight sailed.

8.20am: Motor launches cast off and proceeded.

2.0pm: One Stoker joined from and one Stoker discharged to HMS Agamemnon.

5.15pm: Foresight anchored.

9.0pm: Lt Dowse RNR and one marine discharged to HMS Hornet.

Lt Young RNR, Lt Phillips RNR, Ass. Paymr M McCormick and Ass. Paymr M Baggs joined ship for duties on staff of SNO.


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15 November 1918

Ismid.

Lat 40.75, Long 29.92

5.0pm: Lt Phillips RNR discharged to HMS Temeraire.


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16 November 1918

Ismid.

Lat 40.75, Long 29.92

11.0am: One WT rating joined ship from HMS Aquarius.

1.0pm: Two signal ratings joined ship from HMS Temeraire.

4.30pm: S/Lt Britton RNVR joined ship awaiting passage to trawler.

5.0pm: Drifter Brock secured alongside.


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17 November 1918

Ismid.

Lat 40.75, Long 29.92

11.0am: One writer joined ship from HMS Triad*.

2.15pm: Motor launches Nos 389 and 501 secured alongside.

9.30pm: S/Lt Britton RNVR and Ass Paymrs Baggs and McCormick RNR discharged to HMS Lord Nelson.

* Triad, * Initially a hired yacht, 1909, 1,212 tons, HQ ship at the Dardanelles from 1915 onwards,from 1919 a special service vessel. sold May 1933.


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18 November 1918

Ismid.

Lat 40.75, Long 29.92

10.55am: Motor Launches cast off and proceeded.

3.30pm: One rating joined ship from drifter Lively for medical treatment.


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19 November 1918

Ismid.

Lat 40.75, Long 29.92

11.45am: One rating from Lively II discharged to hospital ship St Margaret of Srotland.

2.0pm: HMS Endeavour anchored.

5.45pm: W Smith, engineman of drifter Sussex County placed under sentry's charge.


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20 November 1918

Ismid.

Lat 40.75, Long 29.92

10.30am: HMS Agamemnon sailed.

10.30am: W Smith, engineman, released from sentry's charge and placed under open arrest.

9.15pm: Paymr S/Lts McCormick and Baggs RNR joined ship from HMS Lord Nelson.


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21 November 1918

Ismid.

Lat 40.75, Long 29.92

9.30am: One writer discharged to HMS Triad.


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22 November 1918

Ismid.

Lat 40.75, Long 29.92

8.0am: Secured alongside SS Teesbridge.

Coaling, received 96 tons.

9.0am: One private RMLI joined ship from HMS Endeavour for passage to Mudros.


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23 November 1918

Ismid.

Lat 40.75, Long 29.92

7.0am: One marine discharged to HMS Hazel for passage.

11.20am: HMS Tribune arrived and anchored.

11.50am: Read warrant No 11 to W Smith, engineman.


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24 November 1918

Ismid.

Lat 40.75, Long 29.92

10.0am: HMS’ Temeraire and Triad sailed.

10.55am: Hoisted SO burgee.

4.40am: Weighed and went alongside HMS Agamemnon.


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25 November 1918

Ismid.

Lat 40.75, Long 29.92


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26 November 1918

Ismid.

Lat 40.75, Long 29.92


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27 November 1918

Ismid.

Lat 40.75, Long 29.92

7.50am: Greek cruiser Averoff sailed.

9.30am: French battleships Vergniaud and Mirabeau sailed.

3.40pm: Mirabeau anchored.


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28 November 1918

Ismid.

Lat 40.75, Long 29.92


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29 November 1918

Ismid.

Lat 40.75, Long 29.92


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30 November 1918

Ismid.

Lat 40.75, Long 29.92

5.20am: Cast off from HMS Agamemnon to anchor.

6.45am: Sent working party to Princess Ena.

Discharged one rating to Princess Ena for passage.

7.50am: Weighed and proceeded to anchor close to HMS Safa-el-bahr, stranded on Hadji Bairam.

9.30am: HMS Mersey arrived.

10.0am: Working party to Safa-el-bahr.

1.0pm: Working party of one PO and 30 hands sent to SS Helmsdale.

9.45pm: Captain Fawcet-Wray RN left ship for passage onboard HMS Archer.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1918

(Ismid, Constantinople, Beikos Bay and Galatz)


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Front cover Adm. 53/59874, signed Lt (N) SB Page, RNR.

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Barometer -Mercurial. S and A Calderara, AM 2012

Thermometers for air temperatures: Maker 701; CF Casella Nos 701 and 555.

Thermometer for Sea Temperature - Heath and co.


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1 December 1918

Ismid.

Lat 40.75, Long 29.92

11.0am: Lt/Cdr Marsh RNR, Lt Young RNR, S/Lt McCormick RNR and S/Lt Baggs RNR discharged to HMS Blenheim.


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2 December 1918

Ismid to Constantinople.

Lat 40.87, Long 29.2

6.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.0pm: Anchored.


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3 December 1918

Constantinople.

Lat 41.0, Long 29.0

7.40am: Weighed and went alongside HMS Caesar.

8.0am: Discharged trimmer Smith, late Sussex County, to Caesar.

Hands provisioning ship.

6.0pm: One ERA, one Stoker PO and one AB discharged to, and one ERA, one Stoker and one AB joined from Caesar.


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4 December 1918

Constantinople.

Lat 41.0, Long 29.0

7.50am: Cast off from HMS Caesar and went alongside SS Glensloy.

Coaling, received 62 tons.

1.10pm: Cast off to anchor.

8.25pm: Discharged one marine to HMS Pyramus for passage to England.

8.45pm: Mr Gray, Artificer Engineer, joined ship from HMS Leta.

Mr Andrews, Art Engineer,discharged to same. (I can’t find HMS Leta, but Lete is a possibility.)


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5 December 1918

Constantinople to Beikos Bay.

Lat 41.0, Long 29.0

1.0pm: Weighed and proceeded in tow of HM tug Moose.

3.30pm: Anchored.


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6 December 1918

Beikos Bay.

Lat 41.12, Long 29.09


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7 December 1918

Beikos Bay.

Lat 41.12, Long 29.09


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8 December 1918

Beikos Bay and at sea towards Sulina.

Lat 41.6, Long 29.4

6.0am: Weighed, secured tow rope and proceeded in tow of HM tug Moose.

9.35am: Bosporous Lt Vessel abeam.

Course in pm: N10W


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9 December 1918

Beikos Bay to Sulina.

Lat 44.4, Long 29.5

6.49pm: Cast off tug and proceeded.

10.30pm: Pilot onboard.

10.31pm: Entered River Danube.

11.20pm: Anchored and secured alongside wharf.


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10 December 1918

Sulina to Tulcha. (now Tulcea)

Lat 45.18, Long 28.8

Position above is for Tulcha at 3.55pm.

6.0am: Hands transferring petrol to motor launches.

8.0am: Cast off and proceeded up river.

3.55pm: Anchored.


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11 December 1918

Tulcha to Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

Position above is for Galatz at 3.30pm.

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

3.30pm: Arrived at Galatz, anchored and secured alongside lighters.


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12 December 1918

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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13 December 1918

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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14 December 1918

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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15 December 1918

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

9.30am: SS Keyingham arrived.

11.30am: Keyingham proceeded to Braila.


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16 December 1918

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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17 December 1918

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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18 December 1918

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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19 December 1918

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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20 December 1918

Galatz to Braila.

Lat 45.28, Long 27.99

7.0am: Cast off, weighed and proceeded.

10.10am: Secured alongside SS Keyingham in Braila Basin.

Coaling, received 165 tons.


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21 December 1918

Braila.

Lat 45.28, Long 27.99

2.30pm: Discharged Lt Jones RN to SS Keyingham for passage.

2.45pm: Discharged two stokers to Keyingham for passage to undergo imprisonment.

3.0pm: Keyingham sailed.


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22 December 1918

Braila to Galatz.

Lat 45.28, Long 27.99

3.30pm: Cast off and proceeded.

6.0pm: Secured alongside dry dock in Galatz basin.


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23 December 1918

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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24 December 1918

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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25 December 1918

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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26 December 1918

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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27 December 1918

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

Coaling from lighter, received 23 tons.


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28 December 1918

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

The coal remaining figure is shown as 402 tons, more than double her maximum capacity of about 185 tons. Perhaps she is including coal in a lighter alongside that has been purchased.This is a sensible precaution, as the Danube can freeze over.


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29 December 1918

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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30 December 1918

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

2.0pm: One Ldg Seaman left ship in charge of coal lighter proceeding to Belgrade.

4.30pm: Italian cruiser Argodante arrived. (Can’t trace this one, possibly Agordat?)

5.45pm: Four ratings for HMS Mersey and one for HMS Severn joined ship from Argodante.

6.30pm: Received 13 bags of mails on board from Argodante.


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31 December 1918

Galatz

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

2.20pm: HMS Brisk arrived with mails and afterwards proceeded to Braila.


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS SEVERN 1919

JP map SEVERN 1919

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1919

(Galatz)


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Front cover Adm. 53/59875, signed by Lt (N) SB Page, RNR.

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Barometer -Mercurial. S and A Calderara, AM 2012.

Thermometers for air temperatures: Maker 701; CF Casella Nos 701 and 555.

Thermometer for Sea Temperature - Heath and co.


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1 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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2 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

9.30am: Hands landed for route march.

11.30am: Hands returned from route march.


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3 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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4 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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5 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

9.20am: HMS Brisk arrived from Braila. Sent mail on board for transmission.

10.20am: Brisk sailed for Constantinople.


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6 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


4caf8abdcadfd3419702d951: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59875/ADM 53-59875-006_1.jpg)


7 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

Coaling, received 33 tons.


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8 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


4caf8abdcadfd3419702d953: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59875/ADM 53-59875-007_1.jpg)


9 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

8.30am: Roumanian tug Chigulescu secured alongside with stores.

1.20pm: Chigulescu sailed for Braila.

4.30pm: Chigulescu returned and secured alongside.


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10 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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11 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


4caf8abdcadfd3419702d956: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59875/ADM 53-59875-009_0.jpg)


12 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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13 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

9.45am: Gunner's party tested magazine flood valves. Remainder rigging coaling stages. Royal Marines at rifle exercises.


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14 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

Completed with coal from lighter, received 23 tons. (Severn uses 3-4 tons of coal every 24 hours, even when tied up.)

4.30pm: Surgeon Lt Barber rejoined ship from HMS Mersey.


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15 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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16 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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17 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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18 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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19 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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20 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

9.45am: Gunner’s party tested magazine flooding arrangements. Remainder of hands as requisite. Royal Marines at rifle drill.

1.45pm: Discharged Ship's Corporal to HMS Mersey.

2.0pm: One SBA rejoined ship from Mersey.


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21 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

8.15am: Discharged two ratings to HMS Ladybird.

Completed coaling, received 23 tons.

Temperatures fell below freezing today and the water temperature is 38 degrees.


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22 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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23 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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24 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

4.45pm: SS Constanta passed bound for Braila.

6.15pm: SS Principessa Maria arrived with mails and proceeded to Braila after discharging them.

7.30pm: Mails arrived on board, also mails for HMS’ Mersey, Ladybird, Aphis and MLs.


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25 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

8.0am. Sent HMS Mersey's mails on to her by ferry boat.

9.30pm: SS Principesa Maria arrived from Braila.

9.45pm: Sent mails onboard.

11.0pm: Discharged Surgeon Lt Barber to Principesa Maria for passage home.


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26 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

7.0am: SS Pricipesa Maria sailed.

8.30am: One LS and one AB left with mails for HMS’ Ladybird and Aphis and MLs.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d965: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59875/ADM 53-59875-016_1.jpg)


27 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

8.15am: Discharged one rating to HMS Mersey.

9.15am: Hands landed for route march.

11.30am: Hands returned onboard.


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28 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

Coaling from lighter.

6.15pm: Two W/T rating and one marine joined ship. One PO joined ship for passage to HMS Aphis.

Water temperature at noon 34º.


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29 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

8.15am: Discharged one rating to HMS Mersey.


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30 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

8.0am: Discharged PO Connolly to HMS Aphis.

CPO Thomas proceeded to Belgrade with mails.


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31 January 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

Water temperature at noon 32ºF.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1919

(Galatz)


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Front cover Adm. 53/59876, signed Lt (N) SB Page, RNR.

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4caf8abecadfd3419702d972: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-003_0.jpg)

Barometer -Mercurial. S and A Calderara, AM 2012.

Thermometers for air temperatures: Maker 701; CF Casella Nos 701 and 555.

Thermometer for sea temperature - Heath and co.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d973: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-003_1.jpg)


1 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


4caf8abecadfd3419702d974: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-004_0.jpg)


2 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

3.0pm: Roumanian monitor entered basin and secured.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d975: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-004_1.jpg)


3 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

9.45am: Gunner's Party employed. Remainder of hands covering water pipes and as necessary.

Water temperature at noon, 31ºF.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d976: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-005_0.jpg)


4 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

8.0am: Starboard watch completing ship with coal from lighter alongside, received 23 tons. Port watch employed clearing snow away off upper deck and as requisite.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d977: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-005_1.jpg)


5 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

9.0am. Hands employed cleaning ship and breaking away ice from round the ship.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d978: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-006_0.jpg)


6 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


4caf8abecadfd3419702d979: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-006_1.jpg)


7 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

Completing with coal, 17 tons.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d97a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-007_0.jpg)


8 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

9.0am: Hands employed getting splinter mats onboard ship from shed and stowing them. Also sweeping up snow and cleaning ship generally.

11.20am: SS Princesa Maria arrived with mails. Watch proceeded to fetch them on board.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d97b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-007_1.jpg)


9 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

2.15am. Starboard watch arrived onboard with mails from SS Princesa Maria.

Noon water temperature, 31ºF and air temperature 13ºF at 4.0am.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d97c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-008_0.jpg)


10 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

9.45am: Hands employed breaking ice round ship.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d97d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-008_1.jpg)


11 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

9.45am: Hands landed for route march.

11.30am: Hands returned onboard.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d97e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-009_0.jpg)


12 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


4caf8abecadfd3419702d97f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-009_1.jpg)


13 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

Hands employed breaking ice round ship.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d980: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-010_0.jpg)


14 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

4.30am: CPO Thomas rejoined ship from duties at Bucharest.

Watch completing with coal from lighter, 33 tons.


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15 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

Gunner's party cleaning out magazines.


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16 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


4caf8abecadfd3419702d983: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-011_1.jpg)


17 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


4caf8abecadfd3419702d984: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-012_0.jpg)


18 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


4caf8abecadfd3419702d985: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-012_1.jpg)


19 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

Starboard watch employed on damaged water pipes.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d986: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-013_0.jpg)


20 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

10.30am: SS Durostor left basin.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d987: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-013_1.jpg)


21 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

Completed with coal, 30 tons.

9.30pm: LS Crank and AB Tomlin rejoined ship from duty at Belgrade.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d988: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-014_0.jpg)


22 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

8.15am: Discharged one rating to HMS Mersey.

10.10pm: Lt Chaplain RNR joined ship for passage to HMS Mersey.

Received mails onboard, also for HMS’ Mersey, Aphis and Ladybird and MLs.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d989: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-014_1.jpg)


23 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

8.0am: Lt Chaplain RNR discharged to HMS Mersey, also sent mails to her.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d98a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-015_0.jpg)


24 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

Gunner's party testing magazine flooding arrangements. Royal Marines at rifle drill. Remainder of both watches renewing boats falls.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d98b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-015_1.jpg)


25 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

10.30am: SS Tasi (?) secured in basin.

2.30pm: SS Jiul secured in basin.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d98c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-016_0.jpg)


26 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

9.30am: Sent three bags of mail to SS Principesa Maria for transmission.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d98d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59876/ADM 53-59876-016_1.jpg)


27 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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28 February 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

11.10am: HMS Mersey arrived from Braila, took mails and proceeded to Sulina.

2.0pm: Cast off and proceeded out of basin assisted by tug.

3.15pm: Secured alongside lighter.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1919

(Galatz, Constantinople, Mudros, Syra, Argostoli and Malta)


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4caf8abecadfd3419702d995: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59877/ADM 53-59877-001_1.jpg)

Front cover Adm. 53/59877, signed Lt (N) SB Page, RNR.

4caf8abecadfd3419702d996: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59877/ADM 53-59877-002_0.jpg)

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4caf8abecadfd3419702d998: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59877/ADM 53-59877-003_0.jpg)

Barometer -Mercurial, maker and no. S and A Calderara AM 2012, height of cistern above sea, 20 feet.

Thermometers for air temperatures: Position - in screen under fore bridge. Maker C and F Casella & Co Ltd. Nos 701 and 555.

Thermometer for sea temperature - Heath and co.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d999: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59877/ADM 53-59877-003_1.jpg)


1 March 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


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2 March 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04


4caf8abecadfd3419702d99b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59877/ADM 53-59877-004_1.jpg)


3 March 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

2.30pm: SS Romania arrived.

Received 32 bags mail for British ships in Danube.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d99c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59877/ADM 53-59877-005_0.jpg)


4 March 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

10.0pm: Discharged AB Vaughan to SS Principesa Maria for passage to Constantinople and England. Sent mails for transmission.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d99d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59877/ADM 53-59877-005_1.jpg)


5 March 1919

Galatz.

Lat 45.42, Long 28.04

8.50am: SS Principesa Maria sailed for Constantinople.

Hands landed for route march.


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6 March 1919

Galatz to Sulina.

Lat 45.16, Long 29.66

Position is for Sulina at 8.40pm.

7.0am: Cast off from wharf.

7.15am: Port anchor foul.

9.55am: Port cable parted and proceeded.

10.20am: Swung ship and proceeded down river. Anchor, shackle of cable, swivel and shackle lost through parting of cable.

3.20pm: Tulcha Lt Ho. abeam.

8.40pm: Secured alongside wharf at Sulina.


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7 March 1919

Sulina and at sea towards Constantinople.

Lat 44.8, Long 30.0

Cast off from wharf, swung ship and left river.

7.30am: Dropped pilot and proceeded in company with HMS Forward.

10.35am: Secured tow rope and proceeded in tow of Forward.


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8 March 1919

At sea to Constantinople.

Lat 41.8, Long 29.5

4.15pm: Towrope in and proceeded.

7.0pm: Anchored, Constantinople.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d9a1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59877/ADM 53-59877-007_1.jpg)


9 March 1919

Constantinople.

Lat 41.0, Long 29.0

8.0am: Discharged 224 petrol tins to drifter Good Design.

9.45am: C-of-Es to HMS Temeraire.

3.40pm: HMS Brisk arrived.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d9a2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59877/ADM 53-59877-008_0.jpg)


10 March 1919

Constantinople.

Lat 41.0, Long 29.0

9.30am: Sent one bag of mails to HMS Mersey for transmission.

10.0am: Discharged two W/T ratings to HMS Caesar.

1.45pm: Received cot case from Mersey for hospital.

2.0pm: Mersey sailed.

2.40pm: Discharged cot case to hospital.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Received two Lewis Guns and 9 ½ naval boxes of ammunition for drifter Sussex County.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d9a3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59877/ADM 53-59877-008_1.jpg)


11 March 1919

Constantinople.

Lat 41.0, Long 29.0

9.0am: Party removing water from chain locker.

4.0pm: Received six bags of mails from HMS Caesar.

4.15pm: Received stores.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d9a4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59877/ADM 53-59877-009_0.jpg)


12 March 1919

Constantinople.

Lat 41.0, Long 29.0

Hands getting in provisions,stowing stores and renewing boats’ falls.

3.30pm: Returned empty cases and drums to dockyard.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d9a5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59877/ADM 53-59877-009_1.jpg)


13 March 1919

Constantinople.

Lat 41.0, Long 29.0

Coaling from collier Rio Preto. Received 147 tons.


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14 March 1919

Constantinople and at sea towards Mudros.

Lat 41.0, Long 29.0

2.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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15 March 1919

At sea to Chanak (Dardanelles).

Lat 40.12, Long 26.4

11.30am: Arrived off Chanak and anchored.


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16 March 1919

Chanak to Mudros.

Lat 40.0, Long 26.15

9.55am: Anchor aweigh and proceeded.

8.40pm: Anchored, Mudros.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d9a9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59877/ADM 53-59877-011_1.jpg)


17 March 1919

Mudros.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.50am: Secured alongside Collier SS Gardenia.

Coaling, received 80 tons.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d9aa: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59877/ADM 53-59877-012_0.jpg)


18 March 1919

Mudros.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

2.30pm: HMS Ceanothus anchored. Received seven bags of mails from her.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d9ab: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59877/ADM 53-59877-012_1.jpg)


19 March 1919

Mudros and at sea towards Syra (Siros) Island.

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

11.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.25pm: Skyros I. Lt S45W.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d9ac: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59877/ADM 53-59877-013_0.jpg)


20 March 1919

At sea to Syra.

Lat 37.8, Long 24.7

3.50pm: Anchored in Syra harbour.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d9ad: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59877/ADM 53-59877-013_1.jpg)


21 March 1919

Syra and at sea towards Argostoli (Kefalonia).

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

Coaling with native labour.

4.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d9ae: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59877/ADM 53-59877-014_0.jpg)


22 March 1919

At sea.

Lat 38.0, Long 22.8

8.40am: Arrived off Corinth canal and stopped for pilot and tug.

9.26am: Entered canal in tow of canal tug.

10.45am: Cleared canal, cast off towrope and proceeded.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d9af: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59877/ADM 53-59877-014_1.jpg)


23 March 1919

At sea to Argostoli.

Lat 38.2, Long 20.46

10.20am: Anchored, Argostoli harbour, Kefalonia.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d9b0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59877/ADM 53-59877-015_0.jpg)


24 March 1919

Argostoli.

Lat 38.2, Long 20.46

7.10am: HM trawler Alexander Hills secured alongside.

Coaling, received 50 tons.


4caf8abecadfd3419702d9b1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-59877/ADM 53-59877-015_1.jpg)


25 March 1919

Argostoli and at sea towards Malta.

Lat 38.0, Long 20.0 (approx, the log records 33 45E, somewhere in the middle of Turkey)

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded in tow of HM trawler Alexander Hills.

Tow consisting of 100 fathoms of steel wire and three shackles of cable.


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26 March 1919

At sea.

Lat 37.1, Long 16.5


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27 March 1919

At sea to Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

2.50am: Stopped to take in towrope.

4.30am: Stopped to await daylight.

7.30am: Moored to No's 6 and 6A buoys, Grand harbour Malta.

Hands employed discharging ammunition into lighters.

8.30pm: Oil lighter alongside and commenced discharging oil fuel.


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28 March 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

10.0am: Finished discharging ammunition.

11.45am: Discharged one SPO to naval hospital.


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29 March 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

7.30am: Working party discharging ammunition from lighters to magazine on shore.


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30 March 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

4.30pm: Discharged two ABs to HMS Egmont for picket duty. (HMS Egmont was the shore establishment, a stone frigate in jack speak, for Malta. It was situated in (Fort St Angelo). To conform to the British Naval Discipline Act, the commissioning pendant of the Captain of St Angelo must be flown afloat and until 1945 this was proudly carried by a small brass-funnelled picket boat moored in Kalkara Creek. From “A Naval History of Malta” by Peter Elliot.)


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31 March 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

6.50am: HMS Canterbury arrived.

9.00am: Party employed on shore stowing ammunition. Remainder of hands cleaning ship


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1919

(Malta)


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Front cover Adm. 53/59878, signed Lt (N) SB Page, RNR.

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Barometer -Mercurial, maker and no. S and A Calderara AM 2012, height of cistern above sea, 20 feet.

Thermometers for air temperatures: Position - in screen under fore bridge. Maker C and F Casella & Co Ltd. Nos 701 and 555.

Thermometer for Sea Temperature - Heath and co.


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1 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

7.50am: Dockyard men working on board getting guns ready for removal.

8.30am: HMS Iron Duke arrived.

10.15am: HMS Canterbury sailed.


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2 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

8.40am: HMS Ceres arrived.


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3 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

5.45am: HMS Riveria secured to buoy. (This must be HMS Riviera I think.)

7.0am: Slipped buoy and proceeded to berth under 40 ton crane.

10.0am: Both 6" guns lifted onto jetty by dockyard crane. Workmen on board preparing breakwater etc. Hands housing topmast.

1.30pm: Starboard watch preparing ship for docking and also towing.


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4 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

9.45am: Cast off from jetty and proceeded to dry dock assisted by tugs.

10.30am: Docked in no 5 dry dock.


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5 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52


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6 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52


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7 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52


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8 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

9.0am: Hands employed preparing store rooms for shoring up and returning old ropes and awnings to dockyard.


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9 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

Dockyard men shoring up and building breakwater. Starboard watch in sail loft. (Quite possibly returning sails. Severn, like many ships of this period, was not averse to setting fore and aft sails, although more for stability than speed.)


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10 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

Dockyard men preparing for tow and shoring up.


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11 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

6.0am: Ship's company transferred personal belongings to HMS Campanula.

11.0am: Ship's company living on Campanula.


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12 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

8.45am: Port watch cleaning ship. Starboard watch cleaning up HMS Campanula.

Sick list 8.


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13 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

1.45pm: Discharged 27 sick ratings to RN hospital (influenza). Both ships under quarantine.


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14 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

7.30am: HMS Campanula cast off and proceeded to Nos 1 and 1a buoys in Calcara Creek.

9.45am: Undocked and proceeded, assisted by dockyard tugs to Calcara Creek.

10.45am: Secured to Nos 3 and 3a buoys, Calcara Creek.

2.0pm: Discharged 22 influenza cases to RN hospital.


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15 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

9.0am: Hands employed transferring stores to HMS Campanula.

3.15pm: Discharged 16 influenza cases to RN hospital.


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16 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

2.30pm: Discharged 10 influenza cases to hospital.


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17 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

Hands employed on HMS Campanula.


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18 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

Hands employed on HMS Campanula.

Discharged three influenza cases to hospital.


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19 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

Hands employed on HMS Campanula.


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20 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52


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21 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

Hands employed transferring 2 ½” hawser and reel to HMS Campanula.

11.0am: Hauled down quarantine flag.

3.30pm: Two ratings rejoined from hospital.


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22 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

7.0am: Cast off and proceeded to Canteen wharf, asisted by tugs.

8.10am: Secured alongside HMS Campanula at Canteen wharf.

1.10pm: One signal rating joined from HMS Walter Burke. (I can´t trace this ship, but Walter Burke was the purser aboard HMS Victory, who comforted Admiral Nelson as he lay dying.)

1.30pm: Discharged one signal rating to HMS Egmont.

2.30pm: One Ldg Signalman joined Severn from HMS Partridge II.


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23 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

Hands employed transfering provisions to HMS Campanula.


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24 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

Hands employed unreeving boat falls and stowing them away.

1.30pm: One CERA joined from HMS Egmont.

Three ratings rejoined from hospital.


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25 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

7.0am: Shifted berth to 40 ton crane to get 6” guns onboard.

Hands preparing towing hawsers and securing gear.

3.45pm: 41 ratings rejoined from hospital.


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26 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

Hands unshipping 3 pdr HA gun from aftertop and securing it in passage.

7.0am: Cast off and went alongside HMS Campanula.


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27 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

3.10pm: AB Richard Lupton HO, J59349, died at RN hospital of bronchial pneumonia.

5.10pm: One Signalman joined from HMS Egmont and one Signalman discharged to same.


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28 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

9.0am: Hands employed on towing hawsers and returning paymaster’s stores to victualling yard.

4.45pm: Discharged one Ldg Signalman to HMS Egmont.

13 ratings rejoined ship from hospital.


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29 April 1919

Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

9.0am: Funeral party left ship to attend funeral of the late Richard Lupton AB, J59349.

2.30pm: Discharged two ERAs to SS Isonzo for passage to England.


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30 April 1919

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

Hands securing guns and other gear, transferring stores and provisions.


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