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Cruiser, ex-Armoured Cruiser, Kent or Monmouth-class

Pendant Nos.  D.31 (1914), P.04 (9.15), P.84 (1.18). Launched 29.10.02 Pembroke DY. 9,800 tons, 463(oa), 440(pp)x66 x23ft. TE 21000ihp, 23kts. Armament: 14-6in, 10-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 4in sides, 2in deck, 5in guns. 5th CS West Africa 1914, South America 1914-15, Mediterranean 1915, China 1916-17, North America & West Indies 1917-18. Battle Honours (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Falkland Islands 8 Dec 1914, Dardanelles 1915. Sold 7.6.20 Ward, Briton Ferry. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Launched 29/10/02, sold for BU 7/6/20, paid off from 2nd Cruiser Squadron, Atlantic Fleet in December 1906 and was then refitted during 1907 for service as Cadets' TS from January 1908. Suffered damage by running aground on Cape Sable, Nova Scotia while trying to tow HMCS Niobe on 31 July 1911, and was repaired at Halifax. Returned for the July 1914 Naval Review and Test Mobilisation, and immediately joined 5th CS. She captured the German merchantman Syra on 6 August 1914 and was sent to South Atlantic in September to patrol between Madeira and Pernambuco. Part of squadron assembled to catch von Spee's squadron after Coronel and with HMS Glasgow sank the light cruiser Leipzig during the Battle of the Falklands on 8 December 1914. Took part in operations off South West Africa in January 1915 and then went to East Africa in April, and then the Dardanelles. Transferred to China Station January-April 1916 but returned to convoy duty in the Atlantic in 1917, joining North America and West Indies Squadron in September 1917 until the Armistice. Cadets' TS in 1919 until paid off for disposal. Probably rearmed with 12-6in (six lower deck casemates suppressed and 4-6in added on shelter deck) in 1917. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21)

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Positions (Latitude and Longitude) are given for noon each day, correcting or estimating the position when appropriate. If exact times are not indicated in the log they have, when appropriate, been estimated from the position of the entries (which show times on the left hand side of the log page). Information about sea state is based on the Sea Disturbance Scale where “rough to very rough” indicates waves 5 to 10 feet from peak to trough, “high” indicates waves of 11 to 15 feet, “very high” indicates wave height of 16 to 35 feet and “phenomenal” indicates waves of 36 feet and above. A note is made of numbers on the sick list where this is 5 or more. This and other information from the log is included in square brackets [not in italics] if it is not to be found under “Remarks” on the right hand side of the page. Additional information about geographical locations, terminology and about merchant and foreign naval ships encountered has been provided where identification is reasonably certain, by means of embedded links within the text.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS CORNWALL 1913-1919
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

JP map overview

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

LOG BOOK – DECEMBER 22ND 1913 TO DECEMBER 13TH 1914



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1913


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[Left hand side of cover of Ship’s Log]

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[Right hand side of cover indicating: “Commencing December 22nd 1913, Ending December 13 1914”]

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S. - 321. See Articles 533, 615, 618, 922, 982, 1020, 1021 and 1845 of the King’s Regulations, 1906. (Revised, April, 1908.)

This Log is to be kept from the time the Ship is Commissioned, until she is paid off; when it is to be transmitted as directed by the Admiralty Instructions.

The Name and Address of the Officer to whom the acknowledgment of receipt should be sent by the Deputy Cashier in charge, Royal Victoria Yard, Deptford, is to be inserted by the ship here.

Name: Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander H Spencer Cooper.

Address: HMS “Cornwall”.

Log of HMS “Cornwall”

Commanded by Captain WM Ellerton

For the Period

Commencing Monday 22nd of December 1913

Ending Sunday 13th of December 1914


Tonnage (Displacement)

9,800 tons


Extreme Length

463ft


Extreme Breadth

63ft


Engines.

Manufacturer

Messrs Hawthorne Leslie and Co


IHP

Natural Draught 22,000


Description

Vertical triple Expansion quadruple Cylinders


When fixed on board

1903

Boilers

Manufacturer

Messrs Hawthorne, Leslie and Co


Description

Babcock and Willcox


When made

1903


When put in Vessel

1903

Paddle Wheels

Manufacturer

Messrs Hawthorne, Leslie and Co

or Screw Propeller

Description

Twin 3 Bladed Griffiths modified Phosphor Bronze


General state of Repair

Good


[Signed WM Ellerton, Captain]


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[Page of Directions on how the log is to be filled in, definitions of Force of the Wind, Letters to denote the State of the Weather and Figures to indicate the State of the Sea]

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Establishment of Ship’s Company [not filled in]




Barometer




Mercurial



Name of Maker and number

Patrick Adie A408


Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Thermometers for Air Temperature


Position in ship

Fore Bridge


Whether in screen

Yes


Maker and No

J Hicks



MOA 321 and MOA 8147



Date from Dec 1913 to Dec 1914

Thermometer for Sea Temperature

Maker and No

AM 298 J Hicks



Date from Dec 1913 to Dec 1914

Position of Standard Compass

Fore upper Bridge


Deviation of Standard Compass

Date obtained

Position


Jan 25th 1914

Lat 36 0 N, Long 6 15 W


June 3rd 1914

Lat 54 15 N, Long 6 07W


Nov 24th 1914 at Abrolhos Rocks





Armament

Position

Nature and Number of Guns and Mountings


In Casemates on Upper Deck

4. 6” BL MK VII


In Casemates on Middle Deck

6. 6” BL MK VII


In turret on Quarter Deck

2. 6” BL MK VII


In turret on Forecastle

2. 6” BK MK VII


On upper Deck and under Forecastle

8. 12 pounder 12 cwt PIII mountings


On upper Deck

3. 3 pounder QF Recoil mountings


On boat Deck

2. .303 Maxims

Torpedo Armament

2 Submerged Torpedo tubes





Boats




Number of each carried

Length and Description


1

56ft Steam picket boat


2

40ft Steam pinnaces


1

42ft Sailing Launch


1

36ft Sailing pinnace


3

32ft Sailing cutters


1

30ft Sailing cutter


2

30ft Sailing gigs


1

27ft Whaler


2

16ft Skiff Dinghies


1

13’ 6” Balsa Raft




Miscellaneous Information



Forward

Aft


Draught of water with Bunkers

Ft in

Ft in

full, and complete with Provisions,

27 0

26 0

Stores and Water



Load draught

25 6

25 0

Number of Tons necessary to increase draught 1 inch

46.6


Number of Tons of Coal Carried (43 cubic feet per ton)

(a) At load draught

1600


(b) With Bunkers full

1678


(c) In places other than Bunkers

Nil

Number of Tons of Oil Fuel carried

Nil


Quantity of Water carried

(a) For Boilers

144 tons


(b) For Drinking

72 tons


Cadet Tanks

126 tons


Signed WM Ellerton, Captain, H Spencer Cooper Navigating Officer


THE VOYAGES OF HMS CORNWALL
Operations from the Mediterranean to the Norwegian Sea

JP map Cornwall Mediterranean-Norwegian Sea

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22 December 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[In No 5 Basin]

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

am: 94 Dockyard hands working on board.

8.0am: Hands employed Drawing stores, painting, refitting and as requisite.

pm: Discharged 1 Rating to hospital. 1 Rating joined from hospital.

4.30pm: Leave to 1 third Starboard Watch till 7am.

4.45pm: Exercised fire quarters.

[Fresh Beef Received 141lbs, Vegetables Received 500lbs, Bread Received 240lbs]

[Fuel Remaining Coal 790-16 tons]

[Noon temperature 44F]


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23 December 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 135 Dockyard hands working on board. Hands employed painting, clearing out store rooms and refitting.

2.30pm: “Monmouth” arrived.

4.30pm: Leave to one third Starboard Watch till 7am.

[Rain almost all day]


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24 December 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 167 Dockyard hands working on board. Hands employed painting, refitting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to one third Starboard watch till 7am.


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25 December 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.30am: Steam pinnace lit fires.

10.0am: Landed Wesleyans 3, Presbyterians 1, RCs [Roman Catholics] 4, 23 C of E [Church of England] Church parties.

am: Sunday Routine. [On this Thursday - presumably because it’s Christmas Day]

11.0am: Leave to one third Starboard Watch till 7am.

11.45am: Let fires out in Steam pinnace.

Noon: Midnight [a mistake one thinks].


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26 December 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 66 Dockyard hands working on board.

8.10am: Lit fires in Steam pinnace.

11.50am: Let fires out in Steam pinnace.

1.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Gave leave to one third Starboard Watch till 7am.

[Westerly wind force 6-7 in evening]


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27 December 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 66 Dockyard hands working on board. Hands employed scraping paintwork, painting, refitting and as requisite. Tested life buoys correct.

Noon: Leave to one third Starboard Watch till 7am Monday [on this Saturday].

pm: Hands making and mending clothes.


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28 December 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.0am: Lit fires in Steam pinnace.

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC’s 7, Wesleyans 3, C of E 22.

10.45am: Let fires out in Steam pinnace.

Noon: Midnight [again!]


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29 December 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: Hands employed cleaning out fore hold and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed cleaning out fore hold, stowing booms and as Requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to one third Starboard Watch till 7am.


[The following two pages were found between 11 and 12 June 1914 and have been relocated here]


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30 December 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.0am: 134 Dockyard hands working on board.

7.40am: “Temeraire”, “Bellerophon”, “Collingwood” arrived.

am: Hands employed refitting, painting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to one third Starboard Watch till 7am. Exercised fire stations. Landed patrol.


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31 December 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 167 Dockyard hands working on board. Hands employed refitting, painting and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed drawing stores, painting and refitting.

4.30pm: Leave to one third Starboard Watch till 7am.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1914


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1 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 181 Dockyard hands working on board. Hands employed cleaning out tanks, drawing stores and refitting.

11.0am: Lit fires in Steam pinnace.

4.30pm: Leave to one third Starboard Watch till 7am.

4.40pm: Let fires out in Steam pinnace.

[Barometric pressure relatively high and stable, noon temperature 34F]


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2 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 181 Dockyard hand working on board. Hands employed painting, drawing stores, refitting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to one third Starboard Watch till 7am.


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3 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

am: 182 Dockyard hands working on board. Hands employed cleaning and painting ship. Tested life buoys correct.

1.30pm: Leave to one third Starboard watch till 7am Monday [on this Saturday].

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

5.0pm: Landed patrol.

[Barometric pressure still relatively high and stable, temperature 45 to 47F all day]


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4 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.0am: Landed church parties, RC 7, Wesleyans 5.

10.0am: Landed C of E party 20.

5.30pm: Patrol Landed.


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5 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

am: 178 Dockyard hands working on board. Hands employed drawing stores, painting and refitting.

pm: Discharged 1 Rating to hospital.

4.20pm: Leave to one third Starboard Watch till 7am.


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6 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 177 Dockyard hands working on board.

9.30am: Mr Hall and Mr Stone (Gunners) joined.

am: Hands employed painting, refitting and as requisite.

pm: Discharged 1 Rating to hospital. 4 Ratings joined from depot.

4.30pm: Leave to starboard watch till 7am.


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7 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 177 Dockyard hands working on board. Hands employed painting, refitting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to one third Starboard watch till 7am.


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8 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 159 Dockyard hands working on board. Hands employed drawing cable and stores, refitting and as Requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to one third Starboard Watch till 7am.


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9 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 179 Dockyard hands working on board. Hands employed drawing cables, and stores, painting and as requisite.

am: Mr Faster Artificer Engineer joined ship.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch and one third Starboard Watch till 7am.

pm: Lieutenant Sinclair joined.

[Mist and rain all day, temperature 52F all day]


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10 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 185 Dockyard hands working on board. Discharged Lieutenant Lane to KE VII [HMS King Edward VII].

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and one third Port Watch till 7am Monday [on this Saturday].

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Mist and rain for much of day, temperature 51 or 52F all day]


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11 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.0am: Lit fires in 2 boilers.

8.30am: Landed Church parties RC 7, Wesleyans 4.

10.0am: Landed C of E party 26.

pm: On suppersession [supersession] signed NW Yell [?] Lieutenant (N) [presumably a new Navigating Officer is taking over].

Midnight: Fires alight in 2 boilers.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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12 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.0am: Hands employed drawing stores, stowing Bower cable and as requisite.

9.45am: Lit fires in second Steam Pinnace.

am: Discharged 1 Marine to RM Depot. Lieutenant Hammill joined ship.

11.15am: HMS HMS [repeated in log] “Gloucester” arrived.

0.40pm: HMS “Essex” sailed.

1.30pm: Discharged 1 PO [Petty Officer] to Depot.

3.15pm: Let fires out in Steam Pinnace.

4.15pm: Lieutenant H Spencer-Cooper joined.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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13 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.0am: Lit fires in Second Steam Pinnace.

am: Hands employed stowing anchors and cables, drawing stores and as requisite.

10.0am: Halfmasted colours for half an hour.

2.0pm: Discharged 3 Ratings to Hospital, also one to Depot, one to HMS “Forth”. Hands provisioning ship.

5.0pm: Let fires die out in Steam Pinnace.

5.15pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am, also to one third Port Watch.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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14 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.30am: Coal lighters came alongside.

am: Hands employed drawing stores, provisioning, stowing anchors and as requisite. Discharged 2 Marines to Hospital.

9.45am: Shifted ship to South side.

9.0am: Lieutenant Whitehead joined.

pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling and as requisite.

2.0pm: HMS “Lion” undocked.

3.20pm: 3 Marines joined.

6.0pm: Gave leave to 7.0am to Port Watch and one third Starboard Watch.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal Remaining 738-16 tons]


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15 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.5am: Commenced coaling.

2.0pm: HMS Devonshire sailed.

3.30pm: Finished coaling 918 tons.

6.45pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and one third of Port Watch to 7.0am.

[Coal Remaining 731-6 + 918 = 1649-6 tons]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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16 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout.

9.45am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

pm: Discharged 5 Ratings.

3.30pm: Discharged Fleet Surgeon Marriott to shore.

4.30pm: Four Ratings joined.

5.0pm: Let fires out in Steam Pinnace. Gave leave to Starboard Watch and one third Port Watch to 7.0am.

7.30pm: Assistant Paymaster Goldsmith discharged to shore.

8.0pm: Assistant Paymaster Rogers joined ship.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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17 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 14 Stokers joined from Depot.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch and one third of Starboard Watch to 7.0am Monday [on this Saturday].

[Number on sick list: 7]


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18 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.0am: Landed RCs.

10.10am: Landed Church Parties.

Noon: Church Parties returned.

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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19 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: Hands drawing stores, taking in ammunition and as requisite. Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

pm: Discharged 12 Ratings to Depot.

2.30pm: 2 Ratings joined.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and one third Port Watch to 7am.

6.15pm: Reverend McKew joined.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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20 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat, and both Steam Pinnaces.

am: Hands employed drawing stores, securing boats and as requisite.

11.0am: HMS “Orion” docked.

11.30am: Let fires out in Picket Boat.

1.30pm: Discharged 13 Ratings to Depot.

2.0pm: Let fires out in First Steam Pinnace.

3.0pm: 11 Ratings joined.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch and one third of Starboard Watch to 7am. Let fires out in Second Steam Pinnace.

5.0pm: 64 Cadets joined.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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21 January 1914

From Devonport to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

Draught Forward 26’ 10”, Aft 26’ 0”

6.40am: Lit fires in Second Steam Pinnace.

7.45am: Fleet Surgeon Cameron joined.

8.45am: Lit fires in Nos 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 B Boilers.

9.0am: Prayers. Read Warrant No 69.

am: Hands employed preparing for sea and as requisite.

11.10am: Cast off from Jetty.

Noon: Proceeded out of No 5 Basin. Courses and speed as requisite out of harbour.

0.43pm: Stopped. Hoisted in and drew fires in Second Steam Pinnace.

1.0pm: Proceeded as requisite out of Sound.

1.10pm: Shaped course S40W, 10 knots. 1.15pm: Streamed Patent Log.

2.5pm: Altered course S40W, Eddystone abeam 0.5 miles.

6.40pm: Observed Deviation Star Azimuth 0 degrees - 30 minutes W.

11.40pm: Sighted Ushant Light bearing South.

[Fresh Beef Received 794 lbs, Vegetables Received 1600 lbs]


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22 January 1914

From Devonport to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 47.0, Long -6.7

1.20am: Ushant Light abeam - 14.5 miles.

2.20am: Exercised Sea boats’ crew and Watch close WT [watertight] Doors.

6.0am: Altered course to avoid sailing ship.

10.0am: Lit fires in No 4 B Boiler.

[Distance run through the Water: 237.3 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Villano S25W 257 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 51F]


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23 January 1914

From Devonport to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 42.8, Long -9.9

11.0pm: Altered course S18W. Deviation by Azimuth 0.5 degrees W.

3.30pm: Lit fires in Nos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 A Boilers.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Stations “Prepare to take in Tow”.

7.0pm: Let fires die out in 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 B Boilers.

[Distance run through the Water: 296.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Finisterre N77E 28.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon air and sea temperature 56F]


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24 January 1914

From Devonport to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 38.3, Long -9.5

3.55am: Sighted Burling [Berlenga] Light S25E.

7.55am: Observed rising amplitude - Deviation nil.

5.0pm: Sighted Cape St Vincent [Cabo Sao Vicente] S9E.

7.15pm: Cape St Vincent abeam.

[Distance run through the Water: 271.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Espichel N63E - 13 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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25 January 1914

From Devonport to Gibraltar or at Gibraltar

Lat 36.0, Long -5.8

1.42am: Altered course to avoid steamer.

9.15am: Decreased to 50 Revs. Swung ship for adjustment of compasses.

10.10am: Completed swing. Set course S55E, 69 Revs.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

Noon: Lit fires in Picket Boat and First Steam Pinnace.

2.0pm: Hauled in Patent Log.

3.0pm: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

3.30pm: Secured alongside No 3 Shed, North Mole.

4.0pm: Let fires die out Nos 1, 2, 3, 4 A Boilers.

5.0pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

7.45pm: Let fires out in Picket Boat.

11.0pm: Let fires out in First Steam Pinnace.

[Distance run through the Water: 250.1 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Tarifa Point N81E 10 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Coal remaining 1306-16 tons]

[Squally easterly wind force 4 to 6 at noon, when temperature 58F, sea temperature 60F]


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26 January 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

7.45am: HMS Lord Nelson alongside South Mole.

9.0am: HMS “Argyll” sailed.

am: Hands employed blacking down aloft, preparing for painting and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon and preparing for coaling.

4.30pm: Leave to Watch to 11pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 500 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs]

[Squally ESE wind force 6-7 at 4 and 8am, reducing later but still squally]


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27 January 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

7.15am: Commenced coaling.

8.0am: Danish Man-of-War sailed.

9.35am: HMS Dreadnought and Cornwallis sailed.

11.35am: Completed with 351 tons coal.

1.15pm: HMS Lord Nelson sailed.

4.30pm: Leave to Watch to 11pm.

[Coal remaining 1288-18 + 351 = 1639-18 tons]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Squally easterly winds all day, up to force 6-7 at times, noon temperature 58F]


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28 January 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

8.30am: HMS Agamemnon shifted to Dockyard Wall.

10.40am: Tugs secured alongside.

10.45am: Shifted ship, and secured alongside Detached Mole.

pm: Hands employed blacking down aloft and as requisite.

5.15pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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29 January 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

8.45am: Transport SS Soudan arrived.

9.30am: Landed Marines for drill.

11.45am: Marines returned on board.

1.0pm: SS “Soudan” sailed.

pm: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

2.45pm: HMS Blonde out of Dock.

6.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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30 January 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

am: Hands employed cleaning out boats, painting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Rain during middle of day]


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31 January 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

10.30am: HMS "Roxburgh" taken out of dock.

pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes. Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

0.40pm: HMS "Argyll” arrived.

4.0pm: Halfmasted colours.

5.30pm: Hoisted colours.

[Number on sick list: 5]



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1914


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1 February 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics.

9.30am: Divisions. Held Divine Service. Landed Wesleyans.

11.0am: RC’s returned.

0.15pm: Church Party returned. Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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2 February 1914

From Gibraltar to Las Palmas

Lat 33.9, Long -5.7

Draught Forward 26’ 7”, Aft 27’ 11”.

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Employed preparing for sea.

6.45am: Lit fires in Nos 1, 2, 3, 4 A Boilers.

8.0am: Let fires out in Steam boats. Hoisted in ditto.

9.25am: Tugs secured. 9.35am: Cast off from Mole, and proceeded in charge of Tugs. Hands employed as requisite.

9.38am: Proceeded - cast off tugs.

9.43am: Stopped, hoisted seaboat.

9.47am: Proceeded 10 knots, shaped course S27W. 10.0am: Streamed Patent Log.

3.45pm: Deviation by Azimuth - nil.

4.15pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 70.

5.30pm: Put clocks back 26 minutes.

6.30pm: Put clocks back 26 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 21.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 60F]


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3 February 1914

From Gibraltar to Las Palmas

Lat 33.3, Long -9.2

4.30pm: Put clocks back 12 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 248.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Las Palmas S4W 448 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Westerly winds force 5 or 6, with rain, until 8am, noon air and sea temperature 61F]


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4 February 1914

From Gibraltar to Las Palmas

Lat 30.7, Long -12.5

2.30am: Exercised Sea Boat’s crews, and Watch close WT [watertight] Doors.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers. Physical Drill. Gun’s crews at loader and Deflection Teacher. Remainder employed painting and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed painting boat deck and as requisite.

5.30pm: Obtained Deviation Setting Amplitude 1 degree E.

9.35pm: Sighted Allegranga Island [presumably Alegranza] S32E.

[Distance run through the water: 242 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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5 February 1914

From Gibraltar to Las Palmas or at Las Palmas [Gran Canaria, Canary Islands]

Lat 28.1, Long -15.4

0.30am: Put clocks on 4 minutes.

7.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

7.30am: Lit fires in Nos 1, 2 B Boilers.

5.55am: Sighted Isleta [La Isleta - Gran Canaria] Light S64W.

9.30am: Course and speed as requisite for approaching anchorage.

9.40am: Stopped. Let go Port Bower in 11.5 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

9.45am: Fired salute of 21 guns. Fort returned ditto.

9.55am: Let fires out in Nos 1-6 Boilers.

10.20am: HM [His Majesty’s] British Consul visited ship. Fired salute 7 guns.

[Anchorage Bearings: St Catalina Castle phi [average position] Breakwater Light House S70W, Lazaretto N1W, Castle N30W]

1.0pm: Leave to CPO’s [Chief Petty Officers] and to Port Watch to 9.0pm.

10.15pm: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Distance run through the water: 215.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon temperature 71F]


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6 February 1914

At Las Palmas

Lat 28.1, Long -15.4

7.0am: Diving party away diving.

8.30am: Hands employed painting and as requisite. Gunnery Training Classes under Instruction.

11.0am: HE [His Excellency] the Governor visited ship. Saluted HE with two salutes of 11 guns.

11.55am: Diving party returned.

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and CPOs to 9.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Winds mostly north westerly and squally, force 4 to 6 during day]


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7 February 1914

At Las Palmas

Lat 28.1, Long -15.4

0.15am: Banked fires in First Steam Pinnace.

9.0am: Hands cleaning ship throughout. Tested life buoys - found correct.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 9.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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8 February 1914

At Las Palmas

Lat 28.1, Long -15.4

9.30am: Hands to muster by the Ship’s ledger.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm.


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9 February 1914

From Las Palmas to St Vincent, Cape Verde Islands or at Sea

Lat 27.6, Long -15.5

Draught of Water Forward 25’ 4”, Aft 26’ 1”

6.15am: Lit fires in 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 B Boilers.

7.0am: Employed preparing for sea.

8.50am: Shortened in to 4 shackles.

9.5am: Weighed. Turned to East. Hoisted in Steam pinnace.

9.25am: Shaped course S10E - 75 Revs.

10.25am: Gando Point abeam, altered course S36W.

11.35am: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

4.15pm: Quarters. Exercised evolution “Prepare to be taken in tow”.

5.27pm: Put the clocks back 15 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 34.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Vincent S40W - 835.5 miles]

[Noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 66F]


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10 February 1914

From Las Palmas to St Vincent or at Sea

Lat 23.9, Long -18.8

am: Gunnery Training Classes under Instruction, remainder mustering bags and as requisite. Marines at Infantry Drill.

4.30pm: Put clocks back 13 minutes. Observed Deviation 0 degrees 20 minutes W.

[Distance run through the water: 291.0 miles]


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11 February 1914

From Las Palmas to St Vincent or at Sea

Lat 20.2, Long -22.4

4.45pm: Put clocks back 17 minutes.

9.15pm: Let fires die out in Nos 1 and 9 B boilers.

[Distance run through the water: 290.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Easterly wind force 4 for most of day, noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 69F]


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12 February 1914

From Las Palmas to St Vincent or at St Vincent [modern day Sao Vicente, Cape Verde]

Lat 16.9, Long -25.0

7.0am: Lit fires in First Steam Pinnace.

7.30am: Lit fires No 3 B Boiler.

8.0am: Sighted land S18W.

8.15am: Altered course South. Let fires die out in No 4 B.

9.32am: Bull Point Light abeam 1.8 miles.

11.0am: Hauled in Patent log. Courses and speed as requisite for anchorage.

11.17am: Let go Port Bower in 9 fathoms in Porto Grande Bay, veered to 5 shackles.

11.25am: Let fires die out in Nos 5, 6, 7, 8 B.

[Anchorage Bearings: Fort FS [Flag Staff] S62E, Point de Ribeira Julian N38E, Passaro Island [Ilheu dos Passaros] Light N2W]

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm.

2.10pm: Saluted British Consul with 7 guns.

11.0pm: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Distance run through the water: 252.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Easterly wind force 4 to 5 in am, noon temperature 73F]


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13 February 1914

At St Vincent - Cape Verde Islands

Lat 16.9, Long -25.0

6.35am: Let go Starboard Bower anchor, weighed ditto by hand. Away all boat’s crews for exercise.

am: Hands employed painting ship, and as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to Port watch to 9.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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14 February 1914

At St Vincent

Lat 16.9, Long -25.0

1.0am: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

4.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout, painting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Temperature peaked at 74F at 4pm]


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15 February 1914

At St Vincent

Lat 16.9, Long -25.0

0.45am: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.30am: Divisions. Held Divine Service.

1.0pm: Leave to Port Watch to 9.30pm.

11.0pm: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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16 February 1914

At St Vincent

Lat 16.9, Long -25.0

9.0am: Divisions, Prayers. Gunnery Training Classes at Instruction. Remainder employed as requisite.

pm: Hands employed painting boats, and as requisite. Gunnery Training Classes at Instructions.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm.

9.50pm: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Squally north easterly winds force 4-6 for much of day, noon temperature 73F]


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17 February 1914

At St Vincent

Lat 16.9, Long -25.0

am: Read warrant No 71.

pm: Hands employed painting, preparing for sea and as requisite. Training Classes at Instructions.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Squally, north easterly winds force 4-6 for most of day, noon temperature 72F]


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18 February 1914

From St Vincent to Tenerife or at Sea

Lat 17.7, Long -24.5

Draft Forward 24’ 6” Aft 25’ 8”

4.0am: Lit fires in Nos 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 C Boilers.

5.40am: Hands prepared for sea and as requisite.

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

6.45am: Shaped course N54E, 84 Revs.

6.50am: Streamed Patent Log.

7.10am: Put clocks on 8 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 60.1 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Tenerife - Santa Cruz - N35E 794 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Winds ENE force 4 to 6 for most of day, with sea state rough at times, noon air and sea temperature 70F]


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19 February 1914

From St Vincent to Tenerife or at Sea

Lat 21.7, Long -21.6

1.15am: Put clocks on 11 minutes.

5.30pm: Lit fires in Nos 2, 3 C Boilers.

8.10pm: Obtained Deviation Star Azimuth 0 degrees 20 minutes E. Let fires die out in Nos 2, 3 B Boilers.

[Distance run through the water: 286.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Easterly winds force 4 to 5 for most of day]


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20 February 1914

From St Vincent to Tenerife or at Sea

Lat 25.7, Long -18.5

3.10am: Put clocks on 11 minutes.

pm: Domestics, Bandsmen, etc at Physical Drill.

8.30pm: Let fires die out in Nos 4, 5, 6 C.

11.15pm: Put clocks on 9 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 297.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 66F]


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21 February 1914

From St Vincent to Tenerife or at Tenerife

Lat 28.5, Long -16.2

0.40am: Sighted Rasca Point Light N34E.

0.45am: Put clocks on 9 minutes.

4.8am: Cape Albona Light abeam.

4.30am: Lit fires in Second Steam Pinnace.

4.40am: Put clocks on 9 minutes.

6.30am: Hauled in Patent Log. Course and speed as requisite for anchorage.

7.6am: Stopped. Let go Starboard Bower anchor in 25 fathoms, veered to 6.5 shackles.

8.0am: Saluted Spanish Flag with 21 guns. Fort saluted ditto 21 guns.

11.0am: British Consul visited ship. Saluted ditto with 7 guns.

[Anchorage Bearings: Concepcion Tower N82W, San Francisco Tower N59W, Pass Alto Flag Staff N11E]

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm. Spanish Governor visited ship. Saluted ditto 11 guns.

7.10pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 206.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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22 February 1914

At Tenerife [Canary Islands]

Lat 28.5, Long -16.2

0.50am: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.30am: Divisions. Held Divine Service.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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23 February 1914

At Tenerife

Lat 28.5, Long -16.2

0.30am: Drew fires in Second Steam Pinnace.

4.30am: Lit fires in Second Steam Pinnace.

7.30am: Diving party away diving.

am: Diving Party at monthly practice.

1.30pm: Diving Party returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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24 February 1914

From Tenerife to Gibraltar and at Sea

Lat 28.7, Long -15.9

Draught Forward 24’ 4”, Aft 25’ 5”

6.0am: Hands preparing for sea.

6.45am: Lit fires in Nos 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 C Boilers.

8.0am: Let fires out in Second Steam Pinnace.

9.15am: Let fires die out in Nos 1 and 2 C Boilers.

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite.

9.35am: Shaped course East, 10 knots.

9.45am: Aired bedding.

9.50am: Streamed Patent Log.

[Distance run through the water: 24.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Gibraltar N50E 698 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 5 in pm, noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 65F]


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25 February 1914

From Tenerife to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 30.9, Long -12.6

1.45am: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

am: Marines paraded in heavy marching order.

2.0pm: Lit fires in Nos 5, 6 A Boilers.

4.15pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 72.

[Distance run through the water: 209.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[North easterly wind force 4 in am, force 4 to 6 in pm, with sea state rough at times, noon air and sea temperature 62F]


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26 February 1914

From Tenerife to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 33.7, Long -8.7

1.0am: Obtained Deviation by Star Azimuth 1 degree 20 minutes E.

2.13am: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

pm: Lost overboard by accident: Sinker 24 lbs Pattern 1310, one in number; Guards brass Pattern 1266, one in number: for Kelvin’s Sounding Machine IV.

8.30pm: Let fires die out in Nos 4-6 C Boilers.

11.10pm: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 258.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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27 February 1914

From Tenerife to Gibraltar or at Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

3.10am: Sighted Cape Spartel Light N59E. Put clocks on 16 minutes.

4.35am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

5.56am: Cape Spartel Light abeam 4 miles.

7.44am: Stopped. Hauled in Patent Log. Embarked CO [Commanding Officer] Submarines. 7.54am: Proceeded 64 Revs, Course N70E.

8.30am: Finished submarine exercises.

8.45am: Course and speed as requisite for entering Gibraltar Harbour.

9.30am: Secured alongside North Mole.

9.45am: Let fires die out in Nos 5, 7, 8, 9 C Boilers.

10.30am: Lit fires in Nos 1, 2 C Boilers.

1.0pm: Let fires die out in Nos 5, 6 A Boilers.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

5.45pm: One Rating joined from Hospital.

9.15pm: Let fires out in Picket Boat.

11.20pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Distance run through the water: 217.5miles]

[Coal remaining 544-4 tons]


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28 February 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

am: Aired night clothing. Hands employed cleaning ship throughout.

0.45pm: Paid monthly money.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

[Temperature peaked at 63F at 4pm]



LOGS FOR MARCH 1914


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1 March 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics.

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans. Divisions. Lit fires in Picket Boat. Held Divine Service.

11.0am: SMS “Hohenzollern” sailed. [this was the Kaiser’s personal yacht - more information here]

11.45am: Church Parties returned.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.


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2 March 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

am: Diving party examining under water fittings. Training Classes at Instructions. Marines at preliminary musketry exercise. Remainder of hands painting ship and as requisite.

11.55am: Russian cruiser “Bogatyr” arrived, saluted with 21 guns.

Noon: Fort returned ditto.

pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard watch to 11.30pm.


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3 March 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

6.45am: French Cruiser “Cosmas” [or possibly Cosmao?] sailed.

7.0am: Commenced coaling.

am and pm: Hands coaling ship

4.0pm: Completed with 1090 tons coal.

7.45pm: Leave to Port Watch to 11.30pm.

[Coal remaining 497-14 + 1090 = 1587=14 tons]


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4 March 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

7.30am: Tugs secured alongside. Shifted ship to North end Detached Mole.

8.45am: HMS “Cornwallis” proceeded out of harbour.

am: Hands employed returning ammunition and cleaning ship throughout.

4.0pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

5.30pm: HMS Lord Nelson anchored.


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5 March 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

7.30am: Landed Marines for rifle practice.

am: Hands employed painting ship.

9.0am: Lit fires in Nos 5 and 6 A Boilers.

9.30am: German gunboat “Condor” and French cruiser “Cassard” arrived and saluted with 21 guns. Fort returned ditto.

10.30am: Let fires die out in Nos 1 and 2 C Boilers.

3.40pm: Dutch man of war “Heemskerck” [probably Jacob van Heemskerck] arrived and saluted with 21 guns. Fort returned salute.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.


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6 March 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

7.0am: HMS Lord Nelson and Blonde sailed. German gunboat “Condor” sailed.

8.0am: Marines landed for Musketry Practice.

am: Hands employed painting and enamelling ship and as requisite.

2.0pm: HMS Eclipse, Agamemnon, Blonde and 2 submarines arrived.

4.45pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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7 March 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

0.45am: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am: Landed Marines for rifle practice.

am: Tested life buoys - found correct

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters, Read warrants Nos 73, 74, 75.

7.30pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

Midnight: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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8 March 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

4.20am: Lit fires in Second Steam Pinnace.

6.20am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

8.45: Landed Roman Catholics.

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Wesleyans.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

11.30am: Church Parties returned.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

4.30pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

Midnight: Drew fires in Second Steam Pinnace.


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9 March 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

7.30am: HMS “Lord Nelson” shifted berth.

8.0am: Marines landed for Rifle practice. Gun’s crews at Deflection Teacher. Hands employed painting and as requisite.

10.35: Dutch battleship “Heemskerck” sailed.

11.20am: HMS Agamemnon proceeded to outer anchorage.

Noon: Marine Detachment returned.

pm: Hands employed painting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

11.0pm: HMS “Eclipse” and two Submarines sailed.


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10 March 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

7.0am: HMS “Duke of Edinburgh” arrived.

8.30am: HMS “Blonde” proceeded to outer anchorage.

am: GTC’s [Gunnery Training Classes] at Instructions. Remainder taking in ammunition and as requisite.

10.30am: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

5.0pm: Discharged 1 Rating to HMS “Cormorant”.

7.0pm: 2 Ratings joined from Hospital.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Rain for much of day, noon temperature 58F]


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11 March 1914

From Gibraltar to Palma (Majorca) or at Sea

Lat 36.2, Long -5.1

6.30am: Lit fires in Nos 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 C Boilers. Hands preparing for sea and as requisite. French cruiser “Cossard” sailed.

8.15am: Submarines B6 and B7 sailed.

9.30am: Slipped and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

9.36am: Shaped course S5E, 64 Revs.

10.6am: Course and speed as requisite for submarine attack.

10.53am: Sighted First Submarine on Starboard bow.

11.50am: Sighted Second Submarine.

11.55am: Stopped.

0.10pm: Proceeded S87E, 64 Revs.

0.13pm: Steamed Patent Log. Carried out “Stopping and Starting” trials for Cadet Instruction with Starboard Engine.

2.0pm: Let fires die out in No 6 A Boiler.

4.0pm: Lit fires in No 3 C Boiler.

4.24pm: Stopped. Let go Port Life Buoy. Picked up ditto.

4.40pm: Proceeded S87E, 64 Revs.

6.0pm: Lit fires in No 1 C Boiler.

6.51pm: Sighted Cape Sacratif Light N55E.

11.0pm: Sighted Cape Sabinal Light N85E.

[Distance run through the water: 22.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape da Gata N77E - 142 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Easterly winds force 4 to 7 from 6 pm, with rain, noon air and sea temperature 58F]


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12 March 1914

From Gibraltar to Palma or at Sea

Lat 37.0, Long -1.4

1.54am: Sighted Cape De Gata [Cabo de Gata] Light N83E.

3.0am: Let fires die out in No 5 A Boiler.

6.10am: Altered course N85E to avoid sea while battening down Forecastle.

am: Training classes under Instruction. Hands employed in ammunition passages and as requisite.

6.55pm: Cape Palos Light abeam N20W.

[Distance run through the water: 198.9 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Palos Light N41E 49 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[North easterly wind force 7 to 9 for most of day, sea state mostly very rough, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 53F]


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13 March 1914

From Gibraltar to Palma or at Palma

Lat 39.0, Long 2.1

2.0am: Handed in Patent Log. 2.20am: Streamed ditto.

9.47am: Mola [Cabo de la Mola] Light abeam - 7 miles.

2.0pm: Hauled in Patent Log. Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

3.15pm: Lit fires in No 2 C Boiler.

3.47pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard Bower in 8 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

[Anchorage Bearings: New Mole Light House N10E, Belver Castle [Castillo de Bellver] N48E, Carlos Point Light House S55W]

3.50pm: Let fires die out in Nos 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 C Boilers. Fired Salute 21 guns. Fort returned ditto.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 9.30pm.

6.30pm: Let fires out in First Steam Pinnace.

10.15pm: Drew fires in Second Steam Pinnace.

[Distance run through the water: 213.3 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Palma Mole Light House N35E 45 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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14 March 1914

At Palma

Lat 39.6, Long 2.6

4.30am: Lit fires in First and Second Steam Pinnaces.

3.15pm: French and English Consuls visited ship. Fired salute 7 guns.

3.30pm: HE [His Excellency] the Lieutenant Governor visited ship.

4.0pm: Captain General visited ship.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received 520 lbs, Vegetables Received 1550 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 1298-14 tons]

[Temperature peaked at 70F at 4pm]


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15 March 1914

At Palma

Lat 39.6, Long 2.6

9.15am: Landed Roman Catholics.

9.30am: Division. Held Divine Service.

11.45am: Church Parties returned.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 9.30pm.


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16 March 1914

From Palma (Majorca) to Villefranche or at Sea

Lat 39.6, Long 2.6

Draught of Water Forward 25’ 8”, Aft 25; 4”.

9.0am: Prayers. 9.5am: Divisions. Exercised Out Port Bower anchor. Away all boats crews - pulling.

10.45am: Exercised Port Watch “out large kedge”, Starboard Watch “out stream anchor”.

am: Lost overboard by accident clamps attached to Dent’s Boat’s compass Pattern 20, 1 in number.

1.0pm: Divers at monthly practice.

pm: Hands employed preparing for sea and as requisite. Leading Seamen and men passing for higher rating at boat sailing instruction.

3.0pm: Lit fires in Nos 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 C Boilers.

5.25pm: Weighed. 5.30pm: Proceeded 63 Revs. Course as requisite.

5.36pm: Shaped course S50W.

11.12pm: Sighted Cape Formentor Light S80E.


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17 March 1914

From Palma to Villefranche or at Sea

Lat 41.0, Long 4.7

0.35am: Cape Formentor Light abeam.

[Distance run through water: 163 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Villefranche N36E 204 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Northerly wind force 5-6 at 4am, up to force 10 at 11am, force 5 to 7 in pm, sea state mostly rough to very rough, though high at noon, noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 55F]


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18 March 1914

At Villefranche [near Nice in southern France]

Lat 43.7, Long 7.3

3.40am: Sighted Levant Island Light N12W.

10.15am: Hauled in Patent Log.

10.45am: Courses and speed as requisite. Fired salute of 21 guns. Fort returned ditto.

11.20am: Stopped and secured to No 2 Buoy.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

[Distance run through water: 196.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Coal remaining: 1147-10 tons]


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19 March 1914

At Villefranche

Lat 43.7, Long 7.3

am: Torpedo Training Class under Instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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20 March 1914

At Villefranche

Lat 43.7, Long 7.3

11.50am: The Prefect visited ship.

Noon: Saluted ditto - 13 guns.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

6.30pm: Lit fires in Nos 6, 7, 8, 9 B Boilers. Hoisted in boom boats and drew fires in steam boats.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Rain in middle of day, temperature peaked at 56F at 4pm]


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21 March 1914

At Villefranche

Lat 43.7, Long 7.3

7:15am: Tested Lifebuoys - found correct.

11.0am: Let fires die out in Nos 6, 7, 8, 9 B Boilers.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Winds force 3 to 5 in middle of day, noon temperature 60F]


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22 March 1914

At Villefranche

Lat 43.7, Long 7.3

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Roman Catholics.

10.30: Held Divine Service.

11.15am: Roman Catholics returned.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch from 1.30pm to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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23 March 1914

At Villefranche

Lat 43.7, Long 7.3

am: Gunlayers and sightsetters at deflection teacher. Remainder employed as requisite. Torpedo Training Classes under Instruction.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 10.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received 520 lbs, Vegetables Received 1200 lbs]


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24 March 1914

From Villefranche to Genoa or at Genoa [Italy]

Lat 44.0, Long 8.5

Draught Forward 25’ 4”, Aft 25’ 3”.

3.30am: Lit fires in Nos 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 C Boilers.

6.0am: Hands preparing for sea.

7.5am: Slipped and proceeded as requisite out of harbour. 7.15am: Course N84E, 83 Revs.

9.0am: Prayers, Divisions. Read Articles of War, also Court Martial returns.

10.5am: Advanced clocks 30 minutes.

1.0pm: Advanced clocks 30 minutes. Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

2.20pm: Stopped. Picked up Pilot. Fired salute 21 guns.

3.0pm: Let go Starboard anchor, veered to 8 shackles, let go Port anchor and secured in No 18 Berth.

3.45pm: Let fires die out in 5 and 6 A Boilers and 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 C Boilers.

5.15pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

[Distance run through water: 57.3 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Genoa Light House N44E - 30 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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25 March 1914

At Genoa

Lat 44.4, Long 8.9

am: Gunlayers at Deflection Teacher. Torpedo Training Class at Instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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26 March 1914

At Genoa

Lat 44.4, Long 8.9

10.45am: Saluted RA [Rear Admiral] of Port 13 guns.

11.40am: Saluted Governor General with 15 guns.

11.45am: Saluted British Consul General 11 guns.

11.50am: Fort returned salute.

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 10.30pm and to Second part Port Watch to 9.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Temperature peaked at 65F at 4pm]


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27 March 1914

From Genoa to Leghorn or at Leghorn [aka Livorno, Italy]

Lat 43.7, Long 10.0

Draught Forward 24’ 10”, Aft 25; 5”

3.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace. Lit fires in Nos 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 C Boilers.

5.0am: Hands preparing for sea and as requisite. Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.50am: Weighed Port anchor. 6.55am: Weighed Starboard anchor and proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

7.5am: Course S34E, 84 Revs.

am: Hands employed scrubbing canvas gear and as requisite.

11.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

1.25pm: Stopped. Came to with Port Bower in 7 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles off Leghorn.

[Anchorage Bearings: Marzocco Tower N72E, North end of Break Water S72E, Incloria Tower N59W]

1.35pm: Let fires die out in Nos 4, 5, 6, C Boilers, Banked fires in 3, 7, 8, 9, C.

2.30pm: Let fires out in Picket Boat.

7.0pm: One Cadet joined from Hospital.

7.15pm: Let fires die out in Nos 3, 7, 8, 9 C Boilers.

9.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Distance run through the water: 66.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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28 March 1914

At Leghorn

Lat 43.6, Long 10.3

10.15am: HM Consul visited ship. Saluted ditto 7 guns.

3.15pm: Saluted Lieutenant General 15 guns.

4.5pm: Mayor of Leghorn visited ship. Saluted ditto 11 guns.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 10pm.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Temperature peaked at 59F at 4pm]


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29 March 1914

At Leghorn

Lat 43.6, Long 10.3

10.20am: Held Divine Service.

1.25am: Italian Rear Admiral visited ship. Saluted ditto 13 guns.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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30 March 1914

At Leghorn

Lat 43.6, Long 10.3

am: Gunlayers at Deflection Teacher. Men passing for higher rating away boat sailing. Hands employed as requisite. Torpedo Training Class under Instruction.

11.37am: Prefect visited ship. Fired salute of 13 guns.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

8.30pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat. Exercised Burning Searchlights.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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31 March 1914

From Leghorn to Aranci Bay

Lat 43.6, Long 10.3

3.45am: Small fire discovered Boatswain’s upper storeroom. Flooded ditto.

4.0am: Fire extinguished.

9.0am: Prayers. Divisions. Aired bedding. Marine Detachment at Musketry Drill, Gunlayers at Deflection Teacher. Remainder employed as requisite.

1.30pm: Court of Inquiry sat.

[Draught Forward 24’ 10”, Aft 24’ 9”]

pm: Training Classes at Torpedo. Remainder employed preparing for sea and as requisite.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite. 4.13pm: Course S20W, 63 Revs.

8.43pm: Polveraja [?] Light abeam 1.75 miles.

9.55pm: Pianosa Light abeam 4.25 miles.

11.15pm: Africa Rock [Scoglio d’Africa] Light abeam 6 miles, altered course S16W.

[Number on sick list: 8]



LOGS FOR APRIL 1914


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1 April 1914

From Leghorn to Aranci Bay and at Aranci Bay [Golfo Aranci Sardinia]

Lat 41.0, Long 9.6

8.0am: Course and speed as requisite for anchorage.

8.10am: Stopped. Let go Starboard Bower anchor and proceeded to moor with 5 shackles on each, in 9.5 fathoms.

9.30am: Exercised Starboard Watch out Collision Mat. Port Watch out Port Kedge anchor. Laid out Kedge anchor astern.

10.13am: In Mat. Torpedo Training Class at Instructions. Remainder employed as requisite.

Anchorage Bearings: White House 112 degrees, Pier Light 55 degrees 30 minutes, Figarollo Island [Isola di Figarolo] abeam port.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 9pm.

[Course and distance through the water: 159.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Temperature peaked at 66F at 4pm]


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2 April 1914

At Aranci Bay

Lat 41.0, Long 9.6

am: Torpedo Party and Training Class employed running Torpedoes. Marines at boat pulling exercise. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

10.30am: Italian Torpedo boat arrived.

0.5pm: Italian Torpedo Boat sailed.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 9.0pm.

pm: Torpedo party employed hoisting in torpedoes.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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3 April 1914

At Aranci Bay

Lat 41.0, Long 9.6

am: Torpedo Training Class at Instruction. Torpedo Party as requisite. Gunlayers at .303 Aiming Practice. Remainder employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

pm: Torpedo Training Class and Submerged Tubes’ crews working about torpedoes. Remainder employed as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 9pm.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Vegetables received 800 lbs]


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4 April 1914

At Aranci Bay

Lat 41.0, Long 9.6

7.30am: Tested life buoys - found correct.

10.0am: Italian Battleship “Emanuel Filiberto” [Emanuele Filiberto] arrived. We saluted Italian Flag 21guns, Emanuel Filiberto returned ditto.

1.50pm: Italian Battleship “Emanuel Filiberto” sailed.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 9pm.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received 650 lbs, Vegetables Received 1500 lbs]


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5 April 1914

At Aranci Bay

Lat 41.0, Long 9.6

10.5am: Held Divine Service.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7pm.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Squally westerly winds force 4 to 7 during day]


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6 April 1914

At Aranci Bay

Lat 41.0, Long 9.6

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

9.0am: Prayers - Divisions. Torpedo Training Class under Instruction. Leading Seamen and men passing for higher rating away boat sailing. 12 Pounder gun’s crews at .303 aiming practice. Remainder employed as requisite.

pm: Divers employed monthly dip.

6.45pm: Let fires out in Picket Boat.

7.45pm: Let fires out in First Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Squally westerly winds force 5 to 7 in pm]


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7 April 1914

At Aranci Bay

Lat 41.0, Long 9.6

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket boat and First Steam Pinnace.

9.0am: Prayers - Divisions. Hands employed scrubbing out boats and as requisite. Torpedo Training Class under Instruction. Marine Detachment at Small Arm Drill.

1.30pm: Hands employed stowing kedge anchor. Remainder employed as in forenoon.

2.0pm: Bandsmen and Officer’s Stewards at Physical Drill.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 9pm.

8.20pm: Exercised night defence stations. Carried out night firing at towed target.

9.0pm: Finished firing.

10.20pm: Let fires out in Steamboats.

[Squally winds through middle of day, temperature peaked at 73F at 4pm]


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8 April 1914

From Aranci Bay to Castellamare or at Sea

Lat 40.9, Long 10.5

Draught Forward 24' 4", Aft 24' 7".

3.30am: Lit fires in Nos 5 and 8 B Boilers.

4.20am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Lit fires in Nos 6, 7 and 9 B Boilers. Preparing ship for sea.

7.0am: Unmoored. Weighed Port anchor.

7.40am: Weighed starboard anchor and proceeded course and speed as requisite.

8.15am: Shaped course S76E. Streamed Patent Log.

8.40am: Tavolara Island abeam to Starboard 3 miles.

8.50am: Saluted Italian RA [Rear Admiral] 12 guns. 8.55am: Ditto returned.

11.50am: Let fires die out in No 6 B Boiler.

0.40pm - 1.0pm: Worked Port engines as requisite for Cadets Instruction, also from 3.25 - 3.55pm.

1.20pm: Stopped. Dropped Target, Course and speed as requisite for Cadets 12 Pounder firing.

2.20pm: Picked up target. 2.30pm: Proceeded 63 Revs, S76E.

4.15pm: Quarters. Exercised General Quarters. 5.0pm: Secured.

10.50: Sighted Guardia Point Light N86.5E.

[Distance run through the water: 38.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Castellamare Light House S84E 183 miles]


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9 April 1914

From Aranci Bay to Castellamare or At Castellamare [Castellammare di Stabia]

Lat 40.7, Long 14.5

1.0am: Guardia Point [Punta della Guardia] North, altered course S70E.

3.44am: Sighted Imperator [Punta Imperatore] Light.

5.0am: Imperatore Light abeam, altered course N86E.

7.40am: Altered course as requisite for anchorage. Speed as requisite.

8.0am: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor in 16.5 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

Anchorage Bearings: Chimney S15W, Light House S31E, Breakwater Light S79E.

2.10pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite shifting berth.

2.35pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor in 12.5 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 10.30pm.

Anchorage Bearings: St Domenico Church S43E, Breakwater Light S7E, Santa Maria a Puzzano Church [Madonna di Pozzano] S43W.

[Distance run through the water: 183.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal remaining: 710 tons]


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10 April 1914

At Castellammare

Lat 40.7, Long 14.5

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Roman Catholics.

10.0am: Held Divine Service. [This is somewhat unusual on a Friday, presumably it was Good Friday]

11.30am: Roman Catholics returned.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received 720 lbs, Vegetables Received 1250 lbs]


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11 April 1914

At Castellammare

Lat 40.7, Long 14.5

11.45am: Italian Sub Prefect and Captain of Port visited ship.

11.55am: Saluted Sub-Prefect - 7 Guns.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 10.30pm.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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12 April 1914

At Castellammare

Lat 40.7, Long 14.5

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Roman Catholics (44).

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

11.30am: Roman Catholics returned

1.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 10.30pm.


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13 April 1914

At Castellammare

Lat 40.7, Long 14.5

1.0pm: Gave leave to a “limited number” of both watches to 10.30pm.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 76.


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14 April 1914

At Castellammare

Lat 40.7, Long 14.5

6.20am: Leading Seamen for higher rating at Steamboat instruction.

11.20am: Boarded RYS “Medusa”. [?]

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch to 10.30pm.

Number on sick list: 6]


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15 April 1914

At Castellammare

Lat 40.7, Long 14.5

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 10.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Temperature peaked at 74F, at 4pm]


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16 April 1914

From Castellammare to Malta

Lat 40.7, Long 14.5

9.0am: Divisions, Prayers. Marine Detachment at 6” Gun Drill and Maxim gun. Torpedo Training Class under Instruction. Remainder employed as requisite.

Draught of Water Forward 23’ 8”, Aft 24’ 7”.

3.20pm: Prepared ship for sea.

4.40pm: In boom boats, Let fires out.

5.50pm: Weighed. 6.5pm: Proceeded 63 Revs. Course West. Streamed Patent Log.

9.0pm: Obtained Deviation by Polaris Azimuth - Deviation nil.

9.30pm: Sighted Cape Palinuro Light S63E.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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17 April 1914

From Castellammare to Malta or at Sea

Lat 38.2, Long 15.6

3.30am: Sighted Stromboli S7E.

11.17am: Courses as requisite through Straits of Messina.

11.45am: Pezzo Point Light abeam. Course S15W.

11.55am: Saluted Rear Admiral’s flag Regina Margherita [presumably the Italian Battleship] 13 guns. Returned salute.

1.5pm: Worked Starboard engine for Cadets Instruction. 1.27pm: Finished ditto.

4.15pm: Quarters. Read warrants Nos 77, 78.

5.10pm: Worked Starboard Engine for Cadets Instruction till 5.40pm.

9.45pm: Cape Murro di Porco N60W - 3.5 miles.

11.5pm: Sighted Cape Passero Light S52W.

[Distance run through the water: 170.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Messina Citadel N68W - 1.75 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Easterly wind force 4 to 5 in pm, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 60F]


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18 April 1914

From Castelammare to Malta and at Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

0.32am: Spadaro [Cozzo Spadaro] Light abeam.

1.45am: Altered course to avoid steamer for 4 minutes.

6.20am: Sighted Malta Island ahead.

8.0am: St Elmo Breakwater S57W.

8.10am: Stopped. Hauled in Patent Log. Waited to proceed up harbour.

8.32pm: Proceeded as requisite into harbour.

8.40am: Saluted HMS Inflexible 17 guns.

8.55am: Stopped. Secured alongside Parlatorio Wharf. Discharged 5 Ratings to Hospital.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

[Distance run through the water: 147.3]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal remaining: 530-4 tons]


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19 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

9.30am: Division. Landed Church Parties.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

11.30am: Church Parties returned.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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20 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

am: Hands employed preparing ship for provisioning, coaling and as requisite.

pm: Hands provisioning ship.

1.40pm: Fleet proceeded out of harbour.

4.45pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 11pm.

6.10pm: Torpedo Destroyer Flotilla arrived.

6.50pm: Fleet entered harbour.

[Fresh Beef Received 600lbs, Vegetables Received 1050 lbs]


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21 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

6.5am: Commenced coaling ship.

6.15am: Fleet sailed.

10.45am: Completed with 860 tons coal.

3.0pm: Fleet arrived.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 11pm.

[Coal remaining: 499-14 + 860-0 = 1359-14 tons]


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22 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

7.30am: HMS “Indefatigable” berthed alongside Somerset Wharf.

pm: Hands employed painting down aloft and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.


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23 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

am: Hands employed painting ship. Discharged 2 Ratings to Hospital.

11.0am: C-in-C [Commander in Chief] visited ship.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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24 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

7.40am: “Chatham” sailed.

am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

1.15pm: HMS Chatham arrived.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 79.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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25 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am. Read warrant No 80.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Temperature peaked at 69F at 4pm]


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26 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Roman Catholics etc.

9.45am: C-in-C arrived to inspect Cadets and Divisions.

10.20am: Performed Divine Service.

11.50am: Church parties returned on board.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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27 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

5.0am: HMS Duke of “Edinburgh” sailed.

am: Gunlayers at Deflection Teacher. Gunnery Training Class at Instruction. Remainder employed painting ship and as requisite.

4.20pm: 1 Rating joined from Hospital.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon temperature 71F]


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28 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

am: Gunnery Training Class at Instruction. Remainder of hands painting ship, Mining Room and as Requisite.

10.0am: Marine Detachment landed for Drill.

4.10pm: HMS “Indomitable” arrived.

4.35pm: HMS “Duke of Edinburgh” arrived.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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29 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

6.0am: HMS “Hussar” sailed.

9.30am: Hands employed painting boats and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

4.16pm: 3 Ratings joined from Hospital.

6.0pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to “Defence” and 2 to “Duke of Edinburgh”. 5 Ratings joined in lieu.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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30 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

Draught of Water Forward 25’ 5”, Aft 25’ 6”.

8.30am: Tugs secured alongside. 8.35am: Cast off from Wharf and proceeded.

8.55am: Cast off Tugs. Proceeded out of harbour. Courses as Requisite. 63 Revs.

9.0am: Increased 76 Revs. 9.15am: Streamed Patent Log. 9.20am: Shaped course N40W.

10.36am: Gozo Light abeam. Altered course N59W. Hands employed mustering bags and as requisite.

4.15pm: Quarters. Exercised “Prepare to Tow aft”. Read warrant No 81.

7.40pm: Sighted Spadillo Light N87W.

8.34pm: Spadillo Light abeam - 6 miles.

11.15pm: Exercised Sea Boat’s crew. Put clocks back 10 minutes.

11.35pm: Sighted Cape Bon Light [Tunisia] S85W.

[Distance run through the water: 36.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Pantillaria [Pantelleria] Light N70W - 100 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 63F]



LOGS FOR MAY 1914


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1 May 1914

From Malta to Cagliari - Sardinia or at Cagliari

Lat 38.7, Long 9.5

0.45am: Cape Bon abeam 10 miles.

3.30am: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

4.0am: Sighted Cani Rock Light [Tunisia].

4.40am: Altered course N18W. Cani Rock Light abeam.

5.45am: Ran into Fog. Sounded Siren.

8.10am: Weather cleared. Stopped Siren.

9.30am: Worked engines as Requisite for Cadet’s Engineering Instruction. Hands employed cleaning and painting boats and as requisite.

0.20pm: Sighted land.

1.0pm: Made monthly payment.

1.20pm: Worked engineer as Requisite for Cadets.

1.50pm: Proceeded 75 Revs.

2.54pm: Course and speed as requisite for anchorage.

3.6pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor in 7 fathoms, veered to 5.5 shackles. Advanced clocks 20 minutes.

[Anchorage Bearings: Cape S Elia [Capo Sant’Elia] Light House S55E, Extremity of New Mole N5E, Scaffa Tower N25W]

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm.

[Distance run through the water: 265.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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2 May 1914

At Cagliari

Lat 39.2, Long 9.1

10.30am: Saluted British Consul, who visited ship, with 7 guns.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 9.30pm.

5.0pm: Prefect visited ship. Saluted ditto 13 guns.

6.45pm: 3 Italian Torpedo Destroyers arrived.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received 332 lbs, Vegetables Received 1150 lbs]


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3 May 1914

At Cagliari

Lat 39.2, Long 9.1

7.45am: The “Napoli” and “Roma” - Italian men-of-war arrived.

10.25am: Held Divine Service.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 9.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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4 May 1914

From Cagliari to Algiers or at Sea

Lat 38.6, Long 8.2

Draught of Water Forward 24’ 11”, Aft 25’ 6”.

5.40am: Employed preparing for sea.

6.30am: Weighed Starboard anchor, and proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

6.36am: Course S15W, 76 Revs. 6.50am: Streamed Patent Log.

8.25am: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

9.30am: Worked engines for Cadet Instruction. 9.55am: Resumed speed 76 Revs.

10.30am: Put clocks back 9 minutes.

11.0am: Worked engines for Cadet’s Instruction.

11.20am: Resumed speed 76 Revs. Hands employed mustering bags and as requisite.

1.30pm - 1.50pm, 3.10pm - 3.30pm: Worked engines as Requisite for Cadet’s Instruction.

4.0pm: Hauled in Patent Log.

4.20pm: Stopped. Let go both life-buoys. Hands to bathe. Picked up lifebuoys.

4.50pm: Proceeded S77W, 76 Revs. Streamed Patent Log.

6.58pm: Sun set by compass N59W. Deviation nil.

10.30pm: Put clocks back 12 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 62.7 miles]

[True Course and Distance: Cape Spartivento Light N59E - 36 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 62F]


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5 May 1914

From Cagliari to Algiers or at Algiers

Lat 36.8, Long 3.1

1.30am: Put clocks back 12 minutes.

4.50am: Put clocks back 12 minutes.

5.5am: Sighted Cape Beugat [Bengut] Light House S55W.

9.0am: Prayers - Divisions. Hands employed for entering harbour and as requisite.

10.55am: Stopped. Saluted country 21 guns. Fort returned ditto.

11.15am: Let go Starboard anchor. 11.16am: Let go Port anchor and secured astern to detached mole.

1.0pm: 6 Greek Destroyers arrived.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received 287 lbs, Vegetables Received 500 lbs]

[Temperature peaked at 70F, at 4pm]


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6 May 1914

At Algiers

Lat 36.8, Long 3.1

8.0am: Dressed ship in honour of anniversary of the Accession of HM the King.

9.15am: French Admiral visited ship. Saluted him on leaving 13 guns.

Noon: Hands to Divisions. Fired Royal Salute of 21 guns.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

6.40pm: Undressed ship.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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7 May 1914

At Algiers

Lat 36.8, Long 3.1

9.42am: Exercised Out Stream anchor. Increased ditto.

10.0am: Out stream anchor. 10.8am: Replace gear. Gunnery Training Class at Instructions. Remainder as requisite.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Noon temperature 77F]


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8 May 1914

At Algiers

Lat 36.8, Long 3.1

am: Gunnery Training Class at Instructions. Torpedo party testing warheads, refitting Whitehead Pistols [torpedo fuses]. Remainder cleaning out boats and as requisite.

0.15pm: Diving party at monthly dip. Gunner’s party dismounting 6” gun. Remainder employed as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[WNW winds force 4 to 5 in pm, lightning at 8pm, then rain. Noon temperature 90F]


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9 May 1914

At Algiers

Lat 36.8, Long 3.1

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

6.0pm: Let fires out in Picket Boat.

11.10pm: Let fires out in First Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Rain during late am, noon temperature 64F]


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10 May 1914

At Algiers

Lat 36.8, Long 3.1

5.10am: 5 Greek Torpedo Boats sailed.

7.20am: One Greek TB sailed.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Showers during middle of day]


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11 May 1914

From Algiers to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 36.8, Long 2.8

9.30am: Weighed Port anchor. 9.35am: Weighed Starboard anchor. Course and speed as requisite out of harbour.

10.5am: Shaped course North, 63 Revs. 10.30am: Streamed Patent Log. Altered course N83W.

11.10am - 11.30am: Worked engines as Requisite for Cadet Instruction. Training Classes under Instruction. Remainder employed as requisite.

1.30pm - 1.50pm: Worked Engines as requisite for Cadet’s Instruction.

3.10pm - 3.30pm: Worked Engines as requisite for Cadet’s Instructions.

4.10pm: Hauled in Patent Log. 4.5pm: Stopped. Dropped target.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised General Quarters. Carried out firing practice with 1” aiming rifle.

5.30pm: Secured. 5.40pm: Stopped. Picked up target. 5.55pm: Proceeded 63 Revs, N83W.

7.15pm: Sighted Cape Tenez S73W.

9.46pm: Cape Tenez Light abeam 11 miles.

[Distance run through the water: 17.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S85W - 396 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Easterly wind force 3 to 4 in evening, noon air and sea temperature 62F]


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12 May 1914

From Algiers to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 36.5, Long -1.5

5.0am: Observed sun rose N80.5E compass, variation 12.5W. Deviation 0.5 degrees W.

10.30am: Sighted land on Starboard bow.

11.10am - 11.30am: Worked engines as requisite for Cadet’s Instruction.

1.30pm - 1.50pm and 3.10pm - 3.30pm: Worked engines as requisite for Cadet’s Instruction.

3.10pm: Cape De Gota [Cabo de Gata] abeam 18 miles.

4.15pm: Quarters. Stopped. Dropped Target. Exercised General Quarters. Carried out OOQ’s [Officer of Quarters] local control with subcalibre guns.

4.50pm: Completed firing. Secured.

5.15pm: Picked up target and proceeded N83W - 60 Revs.

5.15pm: Cape de Gota N37E 20 miles.

9.5pm: Sighted Cape Sacratif N27W.

10.45pm: Cape Sacratif Light abeam 23 miles.

[Distance run through the water: 215 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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13 May 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

1.0am: Obtained Deviation by Pole Star Azimuth 0 degrees 40 minutes W.

7.0am: SO [Senior Officer] Submarines came on board.

7.20am: Proceeded 63 Revs. Course and speed as requisite for Submarine attack.

8.45am: Submarines B6, B7 both delivered successful attack.

9.25am: Europa Point N4W, altered course N12W.

10.0am: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

10.5am: Saluted Flag 15 guns. HMS Cormorant returned salute 7 guns.

10.12am: Stopped. Secured to No 7 Buoy.

pm: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling. Party drawing Provisions in Dockyard and as requisite. Read warrant No 82.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 83. Port Watch provisioning ship.

4.50pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 11.30pm.

5.40pm: Gave Canteen leave to Second Part Port Watch to 7.45.

[Distance run through the water: 190.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal remaining: 809-14 tons]


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14 May 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

6.45am: Commenced coaling.

am: Hands employed coaling ship.

11.35am: Completed with 700 tons coal.

3.10pm: German Despatch Vessel “Sleipner” sailed. [Note - this is S97 - the tender to Imperial Yacht Hohenzollern]

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 10.30pm.

7.0pm: TBs [Torpedo Boats] 83, 95 sailed. Gave Canteen leave to Second Part Starboard Watch.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal remaining: 799-2 + 700, Total 1499-2 tons]


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15 May 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

8.25am: Submarines B6, B7 sailed.

Noon: Submarines returned.

pm: Cadets Instructions Exploding Guncotton Charge.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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16 May 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

9.0am: Landed Picket House Party.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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17 May 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

8.0am: Dressed ship in honour of anniversary of birthday of HM The King of Spain.

8.45am: Landed Church Parties.

10.15am: Held Divine Service.

11.45am: Church Parties returned.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

3.30pm: French cruiser “Friant” arrived.

7.20p: Undressed ship.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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18 May 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

Draught Forward 26’ 0” Aft 25’ 8”.

5.0am: Lit fires in Nos 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 C Boilers. Hands employed preparing for sea and as requisite.

7.0am: Unshackled. Rove slip rope. Tug with target in tow proceeded.

8.35am: Slipped. Courses and speed as requisite out of harbour.

9.5am: Europa Point N60E - 4 miles. Set course SExS.

9.30am: Course and speed as requisite for OOQ’s firing from 6” guns.

10.15am: Completed firing. 11.0am: Courses as requisite for entering harbour.

11.6am: Stopped. Secured to No 7 Buoy.

11.15am: Let fires die out in Nos 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, C Boilers.

pm: Boatswain’s Party in Dockyard. Remainder of hands stowing away awning stanchions and as requisite. Gunnery Training Class at Instructions.

2.0pm: HMS “Vindictive” shifted to No 5 Buoy.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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19 May 1914

From Gibraltar to Arosa Bay and at Sea

Lat 36.0, Long -5.7

Draught Forward 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 9”.

5.30am: Hands preparing ship for sea.

6.0am: French cruiser “Friant” sailed.

8.10am: Submarines B6 and B7 sailed.

8.15am: Drew fires and hoisted Steam Boats.

9.3am: Slipped. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour. 9.20am: Set course SWxS, 70 Revs.

10.30am: Submarines carried out attack. 10.32: Stopped. 10.37am: Proceeded N78W, 70 Revs. Streamed Patent Log.

10.30am: Marines at Small Arm Drill.

pm: Gunnery Training Classes under Instruction. Remainder oiling wires and as requisite.

1.30pm to 1.50pm: and 3.30pm to 3.50pm: Worked main engines as Requisite for Cadet’s Instruction.

4.12pm: Hauled in Patent Log. 4.20pm: Stopped. Hands to bathe.

4.32pm: Put clocks back 17 minutes.

4.26pm: Proceeded 70 Revs. Course N55W.

7.30pm: Put clocks back 17 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 25.0]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape St Vincent N70W - 174 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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20 May 1914


From Gibraltar to Arosa Bay or at Sea

Lat 38.0, Long -9.4

1.0am: Obtained Deviation by Pole Star Azimuth 1 degree 15 minutes W.

3.15am: Sighted Cape St. Vincent N25W.

6.0am: Cape St Vincent S75E - 4.3 miles.

9.20am to 9.5am and 11.10am to 11.50am: Worked main engines as Requisite for Cadet’s Instruction.

1.30pm to 1.50pm and 3.10pm to 3.30pm: Worked main engines as Requisite for Cadet’s Instruction.

2.35pm: Cape Espichel abeam

2.55pm: Sighted Cape Razo N20E.

5.19pm: Cape Roca abeam 3.8 miles.

7.30pm: Sighted Burlings [Berlenga?] Light N18E.

8.0pm: Sighted Carveiro [Cabo Carvoeiro] Light N53E.

9.45pm: Sighted Cape S Pedro Light N68E.

[Distance run through the water: 238.4 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Razo N8W 44.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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21 May 1914

From Gibraltar to Arosa Bay or at Arosa Bay [North west Spain, not very far from Santiago de Compostela]

Lat 43.1, Long -9.0

1.30pm: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Second Steam Pinnace.

1.43pm: Ons Island [Illa de Ons] Light abeam 2.5 miles, altered course N35E.

2.40pm: Courses as requisite for entering Arosa Bay.

3.25pm: Came to with Port Bower in 7.5 fathoms, veered to 5.5 shackles.

Anchorage Bearings: Gorma Island S26E, Prigunteira Point [?] S68.5E, Bay Rock S15W]

4.0pm: Quarters. Advanced clocks 34 minutes.

5.0pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm.

[Distance run through the water: 261.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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22 May 1914

At Arosa Bay

Lat 42.6, Long -8.9

am: Torpedo Party exercising dropping gear. Remainder employed as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 9.30pm.

[Noon temperature 70F]


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23 May 1914

At Arosa Bay

Lat 42.6, Long -8.9

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

7.30am: Tested life-buoys - found correct.

am and pm: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm.

8.30pm: Let fires die out in Picket Boat.

9.30pm: Let fires out in Second Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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24 May 1914

At Arosa Bay

Lat 42.6, Long -8.9

10.20am: Held Divine Service.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch till 9.30pm.


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25 May 1914

At Arosa Bay

Lat 42.6, Long -8.9

am: Divers at monthly dip. Gunnery Training Class under Instruction. Leading Seamen away boat-sailing test for higher rating. Remainder employed as requisite.

4.45pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 8pm.


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26 May 1914

From Arosa Bay to Queenstown or at Sea

Lat 43.2, Long -9.5

Draught Forward 25’ 0”, Aft 25’ 7”.

5.45am: Shortened in. 6.0am: Weighed and proceeded 78 Revs. Courses as Requisite out of harbour.

6.55am: Put clocks back 17 minutes.

7.10am: Streamed Patent Log. 7.26am: Shaped course N5W.

8.5am: Sighted 3 Turkish Gunboats steering South.

9.30am - 9.50am and 11.10am - 11.30am: Worked main engines as requisite for Cadet’s Instruction.

10.3am: Cape Finisterre abeam - 5 miles.

10.55am: Put clocks back 18 minutes.

1.30pm - 1.50pm: Worked engines as Requisite.

4.15pm: Quarters. Exercised “Prepare to tow” forward. 5.0pm: Replace gear.

[Distance run through the water: 71 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Kinsale Head N3.5E - 500 miles]

[North easterly wind force 3 to 4 from noon, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 57F]


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27 May 1914

From Arosa Bay to Queenstown or at Sea

Lat 47.8, Long -9.0

0.30am: Obtained Deviation by Pole Start azimuth = nil.

11.35pm: Altered course to clear drift net vessels. 11.45pm: Resumed course.

[Distance run through the water: 275.8 miles]


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28 May 1914

From Arosa Bay to Queenstown or at Queenstown [modern-day Cobh in Southern Ireland]

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

3.10am: Sighted HMS Zealandia North, steering SE.

3.45am: Sighted land.

5.20am: Sighted Kinsale Head Light N28E.

7.35am: Put clocks on 8 minutes.

8.15am: Daunt Rock Light Vessel abeam, altered course as requisite for entering harbour, speed as requisite.

9.15am: Let go Port anchor, veered to 4 shackles, in 11 fathoms.

[Anchorage Bearings: Black Rock Perch 101 degrees, Spike Beacon 61 degrees, Pile Beacon]

Noon: HMS “Hindustan” sailed.

1.0pm: Engineer Commander McConochie joined ship.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am. Make and Mend Clothes.

4.40pm: HMS “Diamond” and “Falmouth” sailed.

7.30pm: Shortened on. 7.36pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite up harbour.

8.10pm: Stopped. Secured to No 4 Buoy.

[Distance run through the water: 244 miles]

[Coal remaining 937-14 tons]


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29 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

6.30am: Hands preparing for coaling.

am: Training Classes under Instruction. Remainder of hands employed running torpedoes and as requisite.

11.40am: HMS Skipjack and Gossamer arrived, securing to No1 and 3 Buoy. 1 Musician joined.

3.0pm: Coal lighters secured alongside.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 11pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon temperature 62F]


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30 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

5.15am: Commenced coaling.

9.0am: Hands coaling ship. Engineer Commander Leslie left ship.

11.55am: Completed with 720 tons coal.

4.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received 501 lbs, Vegetable Received 700lbs]

[Coal remaining 915-12 + 720, Total 1635-12 tons]


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31 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Church Parties.

10.20am: Held Divine Service.

11.45am: HMS “Thrush” arrived.

Noon: Church Parties returned.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 11pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]



LOGS FOR JUNE 1914


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1 June 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

8.10am: HMS “Thrush” shifted berth.

9.0am: HMS Hawke, Theseus, Gossamer and Skipjack sailed.

0.45pm: Made [Paid?] monthly money.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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2 June 1914

From Queenstown to Oban or at Sea

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

am: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 84, 85, 86.

Draught of Water Forward 26’ 6”, Aft 25’ 10”.

7.5pm: Drew fires and hoisted in steamboats.

7.35pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite out of harbour. Course and speed as requisite.

8.24pm: Streamed Patent Log. 8.25pm: Shaped course S30E, 66 Revs.

9.39pm: Ballycotton Light abeam - 4.3 miles.

11.13pm: Mine Head Light abeam - 11 miles.

Midnight: Deviation by star Azimuth 2 degrees E.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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3 June 1914

From Queenstown to Oban or at Sea

Lat 53.2, Long -5.5

2.15am: Coningbeg Light Vessel N57E - 4 miles, altered course N80E.

2.50am: Sighted Tuscar Rock N57E.

4.0am: Deviation by Sun’s Azimuth = 2 degrees E.

4.15am: Altered course N34E. Tuskar Rock abeam 3.2 miles.

8.0am: Dressed ship with masthead flags in honour of HM the King’s birthday.

10.2am: North Arklow Light Vessel abeam 1.5 miles.

11.8am: Codling Light abeam, altered course N28E.

2.20pm: Hauled in Patent Log. Stopped. Dropped target. Course and speed as requisite for firing 12 pounder with Cadets.

3.45pm: Picked up target and proceeded N28E, 66 Revs.

4.45pm: Sighted HMS “Oak” NExE, steering S.

5.15pm: Course and speed as requisite for swinging ship for adjustment of compasses.

6.15pm: Proceeded N28E, 66 Revs. 6.20pm: Streamed Patent Log, showing 175.1.

7.55pm: John’s Point Light House N46W - 10 miles.

8.5pm: Altered course to avoid drift-net fishing fleet. 9.0pm: Resumed course.

9.35pm: Altered course N1W. South Rock Light ship abeam.

10.0pm: Skullmartin [Skulmartin] Light Vessel abeam 2 miles.

11.25pm: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

11.36pm: Mew Island Light abeam - 1.5 miles.

[Distance run through the water: 159 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: South Rock Light N8E - 74 miles]


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4 June 1914

From Queenstown to Oban or at Oban [Scotland]

Lat 56.4, Long -5.5

0.35am: Ran into fog bank. 0.50am: Cleared ditto.

1.0am: Sighted Sanda Island Point N18E.

1.12am: Maidens Light abeam 4.5 miles, altered course N8W.

2.5am: Put clocks on 13 minutes.

2.20am: Ran into fog bank - Sounded Syren.

3.45am: Sighted Mull of Cantyre N33.5E, altered course N15E.

4.20am: Fog cleared.

7.30am: Courses as requisite for proceeding through Sound of Islay.

10.25am: Isles of the Sea Light abeam 1.3 miles.

11.50am: Course as requisite approaching anchorage outside Oban.

0.8pm: Stopped. Let go Port anchor in 11 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

[Anchorage Bearings: Castle Ruin 42 degrees, Monument 59 degrees 30 minutes, Whitemark, Monument 58 degrees 15 minutes, Rudh ‘Ard Point]

pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

4.30pm: Discharged 1 Leading Seaman to HMS “Nottingham”.

[Distance run through the water: 202.3 miles]


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5 June 1914

At Oban

Lat 56.4, Long -5.5

10.0am: Commodore WE Goodenough visited ship.

0.45pm: One Rating joined ship.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

7.10pm: Light Cruiser Squadron sailed.

[North westerly winds force 4 during pm, rain on and off early and late in day, noon temperature 54F]


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6 June 1914

At Oban

Lat 56.4, Long -5.5

0.55pm: 1 Rating joined from Devonport Barracks.

1.55pm: HMS “Cumberland” arrived.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.


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7 June 1914

At Oban

Lat 56.4, Long -5.5

9.30am: Divisions. Held Divine Service.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

[Rain and showers for much of day, noon temperature 49F]


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8 June 1914

From Oban to Tronjheim [Trondheim] or at Sea

Lat 56.4, Long -5.5

8.0am: Discharged 1 Rating to RNB [Royal Naval Barracks] Devonport.

pm: Employed preparing for sea.

[Draught Forward 25’ 9”, Aft 25’ 7”]

1.40pm: Let fires out and hoisted in steamboats.

2.0pm: Weighed. Proceeded 80 Revs, course as requisite through the Sound of Mull.

4.52pm: Shaped course N53E up Sleat Sound.

5.0pm: Ardnamurchan Light House abeam 0.75 miles.

7.50pm: Courses as requisite through Kyle Rhea and Kyle Akin.

8.52pm: Gallean Light abeam 1 mile, altered course N27W.

10.30pm: South Rona Light abeam, altered course N23E.

11.0pm: Exercised Place oil Navigation Lights.

Midnight: Rudh Re Light abeam 2.7 miles.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received 525 lbs, Vegetables Received 1550 lbs]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 5 for much of pm, noon temperature 55F]


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9 June 1914

From Oban to Trondheim or at Sea

Lat 59.2, Long -3.4

0.20am: Sighted Tiumpan Light North.

2.5am: Altered course to Starboard to avoid drifter.

2.40am: Tiumpan Light abeam, altered course N62E.

6.13am: Cape Wrath abeam, altered course N86E.

8.10am: Sighted Sule Skerry N25E.

11.16am: Sighted Noup Head [Light House] N60E.

0.30pm: Increased to full speed with boilers alight.

1.5pm: Noup Head Light abeam.

3.46pm: North Ronaldsay Light House abeam.

5.45pm: Sighted Sumburgh Head N72E.

7.33pm: Sumburgh Head abeam - 4.5 miles. Observed Deviation by transit 1 degree E.

8.16pm: Obtained Deviation by Sun Azimuth 2 degrees E.

10.22pm: Sighted Out Skerries Light N14E.

11.35pm: Put clocks on 5 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 232 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 49F]


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10 June 1914

From Oban to Trondheim or at Sea

Lat 61.8, Long 3.7

2.15am: Put clocks on 5 minutes.

6.50am: Put clocks on 5 minutes.

am: Port Watch attended Medical Lecture. Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed as requisite.

pm: Training Classes under Seamanship and Torpedo Instruction. Remainder employed as requisite.

3.0pm: Sighted land on Starboard bow.

4.30pm: Svinoen Light abeam 4.2 miles.

7.50pm: Sighted Ona Light S80E.

10.40pm: Altered course S86E. Put clocks on 15 minutes.

11.8pm: Sighted Grip Light House S88E.

Midnight: Courses as requisite through Grip Holen.

[Distance run through the water: 267 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Svinöen Light N52E - 55 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Noon air and sea temperature 49F]


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11 June 1914

From Oban to Trondheim or at Trondheim [Norway]

Lat 63.4, Long 10.4

1.40am: Hauled in Patent Log.

2.30am: Ran into fog. Sounded Syren.

3.15am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

3.45am: Fog cleared.

4.5am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

5.0am: Courses as requisite up Trondhjem Fiords. Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

8.59am: Stopped. Let go Port Bower in 27 fathoms, veered to 9 shackles, off Trondhjem.

9.5am: Let fires die out in Nos 3, 4, 5, 6 A and 3 C Boilers. Saluted Norweigian [Norwegian] Flag with 21 guns.

[Anchorage Bearings: Nearest Pier N87E, Head Light House, Cathedral Spire S28E, West end of Mole S49.5W]

11.45am: British Vice-Consul visited ship. Saluted ditto with 7 guns.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 10.15pm.

[Distance run through the water: 231.5 miles]


[For some reason pages for 30 and 31 December appeared here - they have been relocated to the correct place in chronological order]


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12 June 1914

At Trondheim

Lat 63.4, Long 10.4

am: Hands employed painting ship, blacking down aloft and as requisite.

11.0am: Civil Governor visited ship. Saluted ditto 13 guns.

0.45pm: General Officer commanding visited ship. Saluted ditto 13 guns.

4.15pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 10.15pm.


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13 June 1914

At Trondheim

Lat 63.4, Long 10.4

7.30am: Tested life-buoys - found correct.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout, and painting down aloft.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 10.15pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received 520 lbs, Vegetables Received 1000 lbs]


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14 June 1914

At Trondheim

Lat 63.4, Long 10.4

7.30am: Landed Roman Catholics.

9.25am: Landed Wesleyans.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

Noon: Church Parties returned.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 10.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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15 June 1914

At Trondheim

Lat 63.4, Long 10.4

[A typical quiet day in port - all entries shown here as an example:]

0.35am: Let fires out in Steam Pinnace.

3.15am: Banked fires in Picket Boat.

4.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.0am: Prayers - Divisions.

am: Torpedo Training Class under Instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 10.30pm.

8.0pm: Let fires out and hoisted in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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16 June 1914

From Trondhjem to Bergen or at Sea

Lat 63.4, Long 8.5

Draught Forward 24’ 10”, Aft 25’ 8”.

5.30am: Hands employed preparing for sea.

6.0am: Weighed. 6.6am: Proceeded 66 Revs. Courses as requisite out of Trondhjem Fiords.

8.30am: Courses as requisite out of Trondjem Lead.

11.50am: Sighted HMS “Natal” and “Achilles” WSW.

0.30pm: Passed HM Ships Natal, Achilles. Courses as requisite down Edo, Yttre and Ravine [Ravn] Fiords.

3.15pm: Proceeded out of Ravnegabn [Ravnegab].

5.25pm: Sighted Ona Light House S41W.

6.30pm: Ona Light abeam.

9.50pm: Sighted Svinoen Light House.

11.15pm: Svinoen Light abeam 6.8 miles.

[Distance run through the water: 59 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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17 June 1914

From Trondhjem to Bergen or at Sea

Lat 60.4, Long 5.3

3.35am: Obtained Deviation by Sun Azimuth Deviation Nil.

6.43am: Sighted Utvaer S11E.

8.30am: Hauled in Patent Log showing 168.2.

8.45am: Courses as requisite up Fria Fiord [?] to Bergen.

am: Starboard Watch attended medical lecture. Torpedo Training Class under Instruction. Remainder employed as requisite.

11.25am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

0.53pm: Saluted Norweigian Flag 21 guns. Shore returned ditto.

1.5pm: Let go Starboard Anchor and proceeded to moor.

1.8pm: Let go Port Anchor, 6 shackles on each in 17.5 fathoms.

[Anchorage Bearings: Karinsfryd [?] 79 degrees 40 minutes, Church 62 degrees 20 minutes, Workshops abeam port]

3.40pm: Vice consul visited ship.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 9.30pm.

[Distance run through the water: 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 53F]


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18 June 1914

At Bergen

Lat 60.4, Long 5.3

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 10pm.

4.30pm: HE [His Excellency] the Governor visited ship. Saluted ditto 13 guns.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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19 June 1914

At Bergen

Lat 60.4, Long 5.3

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 10pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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20 June 1914

At Bergen

Lat 60.4, Long 5.3

7.45am: Norweigian [Norwegian] gunboat sailed.

7.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 10.0pm and to POs [Petty Officers] to 11pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received 520 lbs, Vegetables Received 970 lbs]


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21 June 1914

At Bergen

Lat 60.4, Long 5.3

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics.

9.45am: Rear Admiral CA Madden visited ship, and inspected Cadets [probably CE Madden, as mentioned here, commanding the Second Cruiser Squadron at this time]

10.20am: Held Divine Service.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 10pm, and to POs to 11pm.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Noon temperature 71F]


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22 June 1914

At Bergen

Lat 60.4, Long 5.3

8.0am: Dressed ship - rainbow fashion - in honour of HM the King's Accession Day.

Noon: Fired Royal Salute of 21 guns in honour of HM the King’s birthday.

5.0pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 10pm, to those men who have not broken leave this year and to POs to 11pm.

8.30pm: Hands prepared for sea.

10.5pm: Undressed ship.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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23 June 1914

From Bergen to Christiania [Kristiania] or at Sea

Lat 59.6, Long 5.3

Draught of Water Forward 24’ 5”, Aft 25’ 7”.

5.0am: Unmoored, weighed Port anchor and shortened in to 4 shackles on Starboard cable. Hands securing ship for sea.

6.15am: Weighed Starboard anchor. 6.25am: Proceeded 72 Revs. Courses as requisite out of harbour and through Fiords By and Vatlestrom [Vatlestraumen] and Lonoosen [Lonosen].

9.30am: Aired bedding.

am: Courses as requisite through Langenuen and Bommel Fiords.

Noon Course as requisite through Hardanger Fiord.

1.0pm: Rovaer Light abeam 0.5 miles.

1.30pm: Shaped course South. 1.45pm: Streamed Patent Log.

2.4pm: Udsira [Utsira] Light abeam 2 miles.

8.15pm: Elsiro [?] Light House abeam 2.5 miles.

11.30pm: Sighted Naze [Lindesnes] Light S81E.

[Distance run through the water: 61.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Rövaer Light House S35W 10 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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24 June 1914

From Bergen to Christiania or at Sea

Lat 58.7, Long 9.9

0.45am: Sighted Ryvingen Light S87E.

5.0am: Sighted Oro [?] Light N, E.

8.30am: Outer Toringen [Torungen] Light abeam.

am: Lost overboard by accident - Cartridges, Drill BL 6” - I in number.

2.49pm: Foeder [Faerder] Light abeam 1.15 miles.

4.30pm: Courses as requisite up Christiania Fiords.

6.13pm: Reduced 54 Revs through narrows.

7.53pm: Let go Starboard anchor and proceeded to moor with 5 shackles on each in 13 fathoms.

7.53pm: Saluted Norweigian [Norwegian] Flag with 21 guns. Battery returned salute.

8.55pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 11pm.

[Anchor Bearings: Vippetang end of Wharf 123 degrees, Kavringen Light Beacon 51 - 20 Brandskein [?], ditto 73 - 45 Tyocholm [?]]

[Distance run through the water: 254 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 63F]


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25 June 1914

At Kristiania [modern day Oslo]

Lat 59.9, Long 10.7

9.30am: British Consul visited ship. Saluted ditto 7 guns.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 11pm.

1.30pm: Civil Governor made official visit. Saluted ditto with 15 guns.

1.30pm: British Minister made official visit. Saluted ditto 15 guns.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received 260 lbs, Vegetables Received 500lbs]


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26 June 1914

At Kristiania

Lat 59.9, Long 10.7

1.30pm: General C-in-C [Commander in Chief] visited ship. Saluted ditto 13 guns.

4.40pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 11pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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27 June 1914

At Kristiania

Lat 59.9, Long 10.7

9.30am: Norweigian [Norwegian] TB [Torpedo Boat] Flotilla arrived.

Noon: Norweigian Commodore visited ship. Saluted ditto 11 guns.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 11.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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28 June 1914

At Kristiania

Lat 59.9, Long 10.7

9.10am: Landed RC’s [Roman Catholics] and Wesleyans.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

11.0am: Church Parties returned.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 11.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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29 June 1914

At Kristiania

Lat 59.9, Long 10.7

7.10am: Norweigian TB Flotilla sailed.

am: Torpedo Training Class under Instruction. Remainder refitting boats’ falls and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 11.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received 580 lbs, Vegetables Received 1450 lbs]


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30 June 1914

From Kristiania to Cowes or at Sea

Lat 59.5, Long 9.9

Draught Forward 24’ 2”, Aft 25’ 2”.

6.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

8.15am: Hoisted in and drew fires in Steam Pinnace and Picket Boat.

8.30am: Unmoored, weighed Port anchor.

8.55am: Weighed Starboard anchor. 9.5am: Proceeded as requisite 68 Revs.

10.42am: Increased 68 Revs. Courses as requisite out of Fiord.

0.30pm: Shaped course S6W.

2.37pm: Altered course S44W, Foerder [Faerder] Light House N74W.

4.15pm: Quarters. Exercised General Quarters. Steered from Conning Tower. 4.50pm: Secured.

4.55pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

5.0pm: Read warrant No 88.

7.45pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

8.40pm: Put clocks back 5 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 30 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Horten Light S27W 3.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]



LOGS FOR JULY 1914


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1 July 1914

From Kristiania to Cowes or at Sea

Lat 55.7, Long 7.0

1.15am: Put clocks back 5 minutes.

4.50am: Sighted Lodbierg [Lodbjerg] Light S63E.

6.50am: Put clocks back 4 minutes.

11.45am: Altered course to avoid trawler. 11.48am: Resumed course.

1.0pm: Passed Swedish Cruiser steering NE.

4.15pm: Quarters. Read returns of Courts-Martials for Quarter ending 31/3/14.

10.0pm: Put clocks back 4.5 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 261.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Terschelling Light Vessel S29W 155 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Misty through middle of day, noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 60F]


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2 July 1914

From Kristiania to Cowes or at Sea

Lat 52.3, Long 2.9

1.35am: Sighted Brandaris Light S27E.

2.10am: Sighted Tenschelling Light S21E.

3.15am: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

5.35am: Haaks Light Ship abeam 1 mile to Starboard.

9.0am: Prayers - Divisions. Read Articles of War.

10.0am: Fresh squall came up from Southward.

pm: Paid monthly money.

2.58pm: Sighted Outer Gabbard N64W.

4.15pm: Quarters. Exercised “Prepare to Tow Forward”.

4.25pm: Galloper Light Vessel abeam.

6.57pm: North Goodwin Light Vessel abeam 2.25 miles.

8.30pm: South Goodwin Light abeam.

10.3pm: Sighted Dungeness Light S77W.

10.55pm: Dungeness Light abeam.

[Distance run through the water: 267.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Misty all day, noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 58F]


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3 July 1914

From Kristiania to Cowes and at Cowes

Lat 50.8, Long -1.3

0.20am: Sighted Royal Sovereign Light Vessel N79W.

1.8am: Royal Sovereign abeam 2.6 miles.

1.51am: Beachy Head Light abeam.

4.50am: Put clocks back 8 minutes to GMT [Greenwich Mean Time].

4.52am: Sighted Owers Light Vessel N54W.

6.35am: Nab abeam, altered course N20W.

8.58am: Let go Starboard anchor and proceeded to moor, 5 shackles on each in 12.5 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Norris Castle FS [Flag Staff] S31E, Yacht Club FS S53W, CG [Coast Guard] FS S11W]

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received 260 lbs, Vegetables Received 1108 lbs]

[Coal remaining 519 tons]

[Mist and rain during am, noon temperature 58F]


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4 July 1914

At Cowes [Isle of Wight, England]

Lat 50.8, Long -1.3

10.0am: Court of Enquiry assembled on board.

11.30am: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 10am Monday [on this Saturday].

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

2.30pm: Finished court of Enquiry.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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5 July 1914

At Cowes

Lat 50.8, Long -1.3

9.30am: Divisions. Held Divine Service.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Rain through middle of day, noon temperature 59F]


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6 July 1914

At Cowes

Lat 50.8, Long -1.3

4.0am: HMS “Maidstone” passed with Submarine D4 in tow.

am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

Noon: HMS “Dreadnought” passed steering West.

3.0pm: HMTBD [Torpedo Boat Destroyer] Sparrowhawk passed going West.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

5.25pm: HMS Firequeen sailed.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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7 July 1914

At Cowes

Lat 50.8, Long -1.3

1.0am: Landed Fire Party with Demolition gear to extinguish fire at West Cowes.

3.30am: Fire Party returned.

am: Marine Detachment at Small Arm Drill. Torpedo Training Class under Instruction. Men passing for higher rating and Leading Seamen away boat sailing. Remainder employed as requisite.

4.15pm: One Musician joined ship.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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8 July 1914

From Cowes to Swanage or at Swanage

Lat 50.6, Long -1.9

Draught Forward 23’ 4”, Aft 24’ 9”.

6.30am: Hands preparing for sea and as requisite.

7.0am: Unmoored. Weighed Port anchor and shortened in to 3 shackles on Starboard cable.

8.8am: Weighed Starboard anchor. 8.10am: Proceeded 66 Revs. Courses as requisite down Solent and Needles Channel.

10.6am: Shaped course West. Streamed Patent Log.

11.0am: Course and speed as requisite for entering Swanage.

11.34am: Let go Port Bower in 9.5 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

[Anchorage Bearings: Old Harry N30E, Grand Hotel FS [Flag Staff] N64W, Peveril Point FS S55W]

pm: Lost overboard by accident. Fenders, coir, Pattern 309, one in Number.

pm: Hands employed preparing ship for painting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 11.15pm.

7.0pm: One Rating joined.

7.45pm: Two mine sweepers arrived and anchored.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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9 July 1914

At Swanage

Lat 50.6, Long -1.9

3.40am: Two mine sweepers sailed.

am: Hands employed painting ship throughout.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 11.15pm.


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10 July 1914

From Swanage to Portland or at Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.0

Draught Forward 23’ 4”, Aft 24’ 8”.

4.0am: HMS Maidstone and 5 Destroyers passed.

6.0am: Hands employed preparing for sea and as requisite.

9.3am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for carrying out Cadets 12 Pounder firing.

9.35am: Stopped. Dropped target.

11.0am: Completed firing. 11.15am: Shaped course West, 65 Revs.

1.30pm Course and speed as requisite for entering Portland Harbour.

1.59pm: Stopped. Secured to E4 Buoy.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 89.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 62F]


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11 July 1914

At Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.4

11.30am: Gave leave to Port Watch to 10.30am Monday [on this Saturday].

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received 328 lbs, Vegetables Received 1250 lbs]


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12 July 1914

At Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.4

8.0am: Landed Roman Catholics.

9.10am: Landed Church Parties.

10.10am: Held Divine Services.

10.45am: RC’s returned.

4.10pm: Hands preparing for coaling ship.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Coal remaining: 386-12 tons]


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13 July 1914

From Portland to Dartmouth or at Dartmouth

Lat 50.6, Long -2.4

Draught of Water Forward 24’ 7”, Aft 24’ 11”.

5.0am: Hands employed preparing for coaling.

5.55am: HMS “Britannia” arrived.

7.35am: Commenced coaling ship.

9.3am: HMS “New Zealand” sailed.

10.55am: Completed with 300 tons coal.

11.0am: Hands preparing for sea.

1.5pm: Slipped and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite out of South Ship Channel.

1.52pm: Shaped course N88W. Bill of Portland Light House N2E, 1.4 miles.

6.0pm: Course as requisite for anchorage, speed as requisite.

6.24pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms, veered to 5.5 shackles.

7.15pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

Anchorage Bearings: CGFS [Coast Guard Flag Staff] N47W, Day Beacon N34E, abeam port Mewstone N86E.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Coal remaining 351- 8 + 369, Total 720-8 tons]


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14 July 1914

At Dartmouth

Lat 50.4, Long -3.6

9.15am: TB [Torpedo Boat] No 16 arrived and proceeded up harbour.

3.10pm: HMS “Roebuck” proceeded up harbour.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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15 July 1914

At Dartmouth

Lat 50.4, Long -3.6

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 11pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received 780 lbs, Vegetables Received 940 lbs, Bread Received 600 lbs]

[Temperature peaked at 67F, at 4pm]


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16 July 1914

From Dartmouth to Spithead or at Spithead

Lat 50.4, Long -2.5

Draught Forward 24’ 4”, Aft 25’ 3”.

7.20am: Let fires out and hoisted steamboats.

7.33am: Weighed. 7.35am: Proceeded 66 Revs. Course S84E. 7.50am: Streamed Patent Log.

11.0am: Altered course S66E to close “Carnarvon”. Increased 71 Revs.

0.45pm: Took up station 4 cables astern of “Carnarvon”, 50 Revs, Course N88E.

2.15pm: Course and speed as requisite for entering Needles Channel.

5.0pm: Course and speed as requisite up Solent and to Spithead.

7.2pm: Let go Starboard anchor. 7.9pm: Let go Port anchor and proceeded to moor, 6 shackles on each in 14.75 fathoms.

8.0pm: Weighed Starboard anchor. 8.5pm: Weighed Port anchor. Proceeded as requisite to shift berth.

9.40pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor and proceeded to moor 6 shackles on each in 14.75 fathoms.

[Anchorage Bearings: Lee-on-Solent Pier 52 degrees 30 minutes, Measured Mile Beacon 58 30 Spit Fort, ditto 41 05 Fort Monckton]

[Distance run through the water: 41.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bill of Portland N16E 6.75 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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17 July 1914

At Spithead

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

1.25pm: Exercised Man Ship. Hands employed about boats and as requisite.

3.45pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

4.40pm: 7th Battle Squadron arrived.

5.10pm: 6th Cruiser Squadron arrived.

6.10pm: Training Squadron arrived.

6.30pm: Fleet auxiliaries arrived.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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18 July 1914

At Spithead

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

6.45am: 8th Battle Squadron arrived.

7.20am: 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Cruiser Squadrons arrived.

10.15am: First Lord of Admiralty visited ship and inspected Cadets.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am. Discharged 3 Ratings to Depot.

5.0pm: Fired Royal Salute 21 guns.

9.15pm: Burned searchlights.

10.50pm: Finished Searchlight display.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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19 July 1914

At Spithead

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

10.20am: Held Divine Service. Second and Fourth Sea Lords attended Divine Service, and inspected Cadets.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 8pm.


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20 July 1914

From Spithead to Sea or at Sea

Lat 50.5, Long -1.0

Draught Forward 23’ 9”, Aft 25’ 2”.

5.0am: Hands preparing ship for sea.

6.15am: Unmoored. Weighed Western anchor and shortened in to 5 shackles on Port anchor.

8.0am: Let fires out in First Steam Pinnace. Squadrons weighing and proceeding to sea as ordered.

9.34am: Weighed. 10.10am: Proceeded course and speed as requisite astern of Cumberland, 5th, 6th and 7th CS [Cruiser Squadrons] in company.

10.42am: Formed Divisions line ahead disposed abeam to Port.

11.5am: Moored ship and cheered HM the King in Victoria and Albert [though according to the log book of HMS Carnarvon for this date, the King was on HMY Alexandra].

Noon: Course SWxS speed as requisite.

pm: Course and speed as requisite for carrying out PZ1 exercise.

1.45pm: Cleared ship for action. 1.55pm: Exercised General Quarters.

4.2pm: Finished PZ1. Course as required for joining Fleet.

5.0pm: Took station astern of Cumberland 2.5 cables. Course West 13 knots.

6.15pm: Altered course N77W.

10.8pm: Portland Light abeam 6.6 miles.

[True Bearing and Distance: Doing PZ Exercise] [Note - PZ - the code used to give the order to commence exercises to accustom two or more Squadrons to work together, to gain practical experience of the difficulties of signalling to and of manoeuvring a large fleet]

[Cornwall was part of the Mobilisation Fleet Review, in which 59 battleships and 17 seaplanes took part. More details about fleet reviews here, and here, a picture here]

[Noon air and sea temperature 64F]


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21 July 1914

At Sea

Lat 50.2, Long -2.8

0.7am: Columns closed to 2.5 cables apart.

1.12am: Let go Starboard anchor in 9 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles in Tor Bay.

Anchorage Bearings: Berry Head Light S8W, Brixham Dolphin Light S52W.

8.25am: Shortened in to 2 shackles. 8.45am: Weighed.

8.55am: Proceeded 13 knots. Course S54E for Rendezvous PZ2.

10.45am: Course and speed as Requisite. Took station 1 mile South of 6th CS [Cruiser Squadron]. 11.6am: Stopped.

11.45am: Proceeded 13 knots. Course as requisite for taking station 10 miles South of 6th CS.

Noon: Course as requisite for PZ2.

1.25pm: Exercised General Quarters. 2.0pm: Secured.

3.0pm: Exercised Action. Carried out PZ.

3.50pm: Finished PZ exercise No 2.

5.30pm: Sighted Portland Bill N5W.

6.57pm: Stopped. Let go Port anchor in K2 berth in 11 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

[At single anchor in Weymouth Bay]

[True Bearing and Distance: Portland Bill - N35E 21.5 miles]


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22 July 1914

From Weymouth Bay to Sea or at Sea

Lat 50.2, Long -2.8

4.33am: Shortened in to 3 shackles.

4.40am: Weighed. 4.50am: Proceeded 14 knots. Course S25E. Took station 2.5 cables astern of Cumberland.

7.20am: Assumed 5th Organisation.

8.35am: Course W0.5N, 3 miles on Port beam of “Shannon”.

9.0am: Prayers. Divisions. Course and speed as requisite for PZ exercise.

10.0am: Cleared ship for action. Exercised General Quarters.

11.43am: Finished PZ3. 11.45am: Stopped.

0.10pm: Assumed 6th organization. Courses and speeds as requisite for PZ4 exercise.

3.5pm: Exercised Action. 3.15pm: Finished PZ. 3.35pm: Stopped.

4.15pm: Course N15W, 11 knots.

6.30pm: Course and speed as requisite for anchorage in Lyme Bay.

6.40pm: Stopped. Let go Port anchor in 17 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

[Anchorage Bearings: Orcombe Point N62.5W, Salcombe Church N8W, Bere Head Semaphore N25E]

9.0pm: Burnt Searchlights.

9.5pm: Exercised Night Defence stations.

10.15pm: Secured.


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23 July 1914

Lat 50.0, Long -2.9

Draught Forward 23’ 5”, Aft 24’ 9”.

6.26am: Weighed. 6.40am: Proceeded 11 knots S15W in single line. 6.45am: 7 knots.

9.25am: Course and speed as requisite for PZ exercises.

10.45am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.45am: Secured. Finished tactical exercises.

0.10pm: Quitted line and shaped course N62W, 15 knots.

1.30pm: Sighted Start Point N43W.

3.0pm: Course and speed as requisite for Plymouth Sound.

3.50pm: Let go Port anchor. 3.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.5pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor in 7 fathoms, veered to 5 shackles in Cawsand Bay.

[Anchorage bearings: Penlee Tower S56W, Maker Church N9E, Breakwater Light S88E]

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite up harbour.

6.45pm: Stopped. Secured alongside No 5 Wharf in Hamoaze.

7.10pm: Gave leave to Port Watch and one third Starboard Watch to 6.45am.

[Coal remaining 233-4 tons]


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24 July 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

5.0am: HMS Ships Hannibal, Active, Albion, Exmouth arrived.

10.30am: Read warrant No 90.

pm: One Rating joined from RNB [Royal Naval Barracks].

4.15pm: Gave leave to Port Watch and one third Starboard Watch to 6.45am.


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25 July 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.30am: HM Ships Glory, Canopus, Victorious and Talbot arrived.

am: Tested life buoys, found correct. Hands getting up ammunition.

Noon: Discharged 66 Cadets on leave.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 6.45am Monday [on this Saturday] and to one third [blank].


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26 July 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.40am: Landed Church Parties.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Church Parties returned.

1.0pm: Gave leave to one third Port Watch to 6.45am.


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27 July 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.30am: Moved ship into No 10 Dock.

[In Dry Dock]

am: Hands cleaning ship’s bottom and as requisite.

pm: Hands cleaning and scraping ship’s bottom.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch and one third of Starboard Watch to 6.45am:


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28 July 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[in Dry Dock]

pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Hospital. Hands employed surveying cable and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch and one third Port to 6.45am.


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29 July 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[in Dry Dock]

am: All Store Officer’s parties drawing stores, remainder stowing cable and as requisite. Read Warrant no 91.

9.20am: Discharged 1 Seaman to Detention.

11.0am: Two Privates RMLI [Royal Marines Light Infantry] joined.

5.5pm: Gave leave to Port Watch and one third Starboard Watch to 6.45am.


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30 July 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[in Dry Dock]

am: Parties drawing stores and as requisite.

pm: Hands rigging stages and as requisite.

4.10pm: Hands provisioning ship. Let fires out in steam pinnace.

5.45pm: Gave leave to Natives to 6.45am.

7.15pm: 93 Ratings joined. 4 Cadets, 1 Sub Lieutenant RNR [Royal Naval Reserve] joined.

8.0pm: 53 Boys joined. 5 Privates, 1 Corporal RMLI joined. 1 Naval Cadet joined.


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31 July 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[in Dry Dock]

1.15am: One Cadet joined.

am: Hands provisioning and ammunitioning ship.

am: Discharged 9 Ratings to Monmouth and 2 Ratings to Depot. 5 Ratings joined.

2.0pm: 1 Rating joined from Hospital.

4.30pm: Gave leave to natives Port Watch and First part Starboard Watch to 6.45am.

5.0pm: Exercised General Quarters and Fire Stations.

10.30pm: HMS London placed in No 4 Basin.


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1 August 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[in Dry Dock]

am: Hands employed preparing for coaling and as requisite. Parties drawing stores and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed unrigging stages and as requisite.

6.0pm: Shifted ship to No 8 Coaling Wharf.

7.20pm: In all boom boats.

7.30pm: Moored alongside No 8 Wharf.

8.45pm: Commenced coaling.

[Fresh Beef Received 405 lbs, Vegetables Received 3000 lbs, Bread Received 1200 lbs]

[Rain for most of the day, noon temperature 62F]


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2 August 1914

From Devonport to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: Hands coaling ship.

10.30am: Lit fires in Nos 1, 3, 4, 6 A and 1, 3, 4, 6, 8 B and 4 and 8 C Boilers.

11.5am: Completed with 1610 Tons coal. Hands preparing for sea,

0.35pm: Lit fires in Nos 2, 4 ,5 A Boilers and 6, 7, 9 C Boilers.

Draught Forward 27’ 3”, Aft 26’ 0”.

1.40pm: Lit fires in Nos 2, 4, 7, 8 B Boilers.

1.45pm: Slipped and proceeded in tow of tugs as requisite out of harbour.

2.35pm: Stopped. Dropped pilot. 2.37pm: Proceeded 10 knots. Course as requisite.

2.45pm: Set course S45W, 12 knots.

3.0pm: Increased 15 knots. 3.25pm: Streamed Patent Log.

6.0pm: Read and Exercised Stations for Night Defence.

7.20pm: Exercised General Quarters.

8.0pm: Secured.

9.10pm: Sighted Ushant Light S16W.

10.50pm: Exercised Sea Boat’s crew.

11.0pm: Ushant Light abeam, altered course SW.

[Coal remaining 71-14 + 1610, Total 1681-14 tons]


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3 August 1914

From Devonport to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 45.7, Long -7.5

3.23am: Challenged French man-of-war, who replied.

5.10am: Secured - Daylight.

pm: Hands preparing ship for War.

4.30pm: Exercised Night Defence Stations. 5.30pm: Dispersed.

8.15pm: Darkened ship. 8.30pm: Night Defence Stations.

9.45pm: Sighted Cape Villano S28W.

11.35pm: Cape Villano abeam, altered course S40W.

[Distance run through the water: 315.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Villano S27W 173 miles]

[Westerly wind force 3 for most of day, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 60F]


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4 August 1914

From Devonport to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 40.4, Long -11.0

5.10am: Daylight. Secured.

10.30am: Fore turret, A and B Groups at Divisional Drill. Remainder employed as requisite. Remainder preparing ship for war.

4.10pm: Connected up Fore Cross Passage steering gear.

4.50pm: Connected up Fore Bridge steering gear.

7.45pm: Darkened ship.

8.25pm: Hands to “night defence stations”.

9.8pm: Received telegram from Admiralty authorizing commencement of hostilities against Germany from midnight.

[Distance run through the water: 355.2 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape St Vincent S26E 224 miles]


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5 August 1914

From Devonport to Gibraltar

Lat 36.5, Long -7.6

4.55am: Sighted Cape St Vincent.

5.10am: Daylight. Secured from Night Defence.

7.55am: Altered course to ascertain nationality of Russian Vessel.

8.10am: Resumed course.

am: During forenoon the course was altered continually for short periods to ascertain nationality of merchant shipping, and to inform British ships of outbreak of war.

2.30pm: Sighted German steamship "Syra" [see Vessel History here] from Hamburg N85E, 2.5 miles approximately, steering SE. Altered course to overhaul her, speed as requisite.

2.55pm: Stopped. Lieutenant Whitehead and boarding party boarded and captured her.

3.45pm: Sent prize crew. Lat 36 15.5 N, Long 6 32 W.

4.5pm: Hoisted sea boat. Proceeded S54E, 107 Revs.

6.38pm: Tarifa Point abeam.

7.15pm: Course as requisite for Gibraltar.

7.40pm: Stopped. Secured alongside North Mole.

8.30pm: Commenced coaling ship. Lost overboard by accident Spring hooks pattern 2096a, 1 in number.

[Distance run through the water: 358 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Trafalgar S75E - 77 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal remaining: 1247-2 tons]

[Noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 71F]


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6 August 1914

From Gibraltar to Casablanca

Lat 34.7, Long -6.9

2.30am: Finished coaling, completed with 369 tons.

3.5am: Slipped and proceeded. Courses as requisite.

3.44am: Increased 15 knots. Exercised Night Defence Stations. Shaped course S50W.

4.47am: Tarifa Light abeam. Sighted Cape Spartel S71W.

5.15am: Daylight. Secured from Night Defence.

4.0pm: Courses as Requisite for anchorage.

4.15pm: Speed as requisite. 4.38pm: Stopped.

4.45pm: Let go Starboard Bower anchor in 12 fathoms, veered to 5.5 shackles.

6.30pm: Exercised Action. 6.45pm: Secure.

8.15pm: Hands to Night Defence Stations.

Anchorage Bearings: Church S58W, WT [Wireless Telegraph] Masts S81W, Black Rock S40E.

[Distance run through the water: 123.4 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Casa Blanca S30W - 70 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal remaining: 1141-18 + 369, Total 1510-18 tons]

[Noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 72F]


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7 August 1914

From Casablanca to Gibraltar

Lat 33.6, Long -7.6

5.25am: Daylight - Secured from Night Defence.

10.12am: Exercised General Quarters. 10.55am: Secure.

10.45am: British and French Consuls visited ship.

11.0am: Saluted Consul 9 guns.

3.55pm: Shortened in cable.

4.5pm: Weighed and proceeded. 4.10pm: Course N44E - 15 knots.

8.10pm: Hands to Night Defence Stations.


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8 August 1914

From Casablanca to Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

1.30am: Sighted Cape Spartel N74E.

7.22am: Proceeded into Gibraltar Harbour 10 knots.

7.38am: Stopped. Secured alongside North Mole.

8.30am: Commenced coaling ship.

11.35am: Completed with 342 tons coal.

2.51pm: French TBD Protet sailed.

6.40pm: TB [Torpedo Boat] Flotilla sailed.

7.15pm: Two TBs arrived.

Draught Forward 27’ 0”, Aft 25’ 9”.

10.0pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

10.25pm: Hands to Night Defence Stations.

10.40pm: Shaped course S30W, 12 knots.

[Coal remaining: 1335-12 + 342, Total 1677-12 tons]


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9 August 1914

From Gibraltar to Madeira or at Sea

Lat 35.1, Long -8.9

0.55am: Altered course to close and examine Merchantman.

2.13am: Resumed course.

5.15am: Daylight Secured from Night Defence.

9.45am: Altered course 16 Points to close and examine Merchantman - Spanish.

10.0am: Resumed course.

11.0am: Performed Divine Service.

10.50pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 201.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Madeira S70W - 413 miles]

[Noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 72F]


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10 August 1914

From Gibraltar to Madeira or at Sea

Lat 32.9, Long -16.0

1.25am: Put clocks back 20 minutes.

2.23am: Altered course to communicated [sic] with SS “Sterndale”.

2.40am: Resumed course.

5.30am: Put clocks back 20 minutes.

10.48am: Exercised “Connect up Conning Tower Steering gear”.

10.52am: Connected up Fore Bridge Steering gear.

am: A and B Groups at Divisional Drill. Remainder employed as requisite.

0.23pm: Sighted Porto Santo Island.

0.45pm: Altered course as requisite for searching Porto Santo, Madeira and Dezerta [Desertas] Islands.

1.16pm: Liona [?] Light House abeam.

3.11pm: Fora Island Light abeam.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 92, 93, 94, 95.

4.50pm: Passed 3.5 miles abeam of Funchal 3 German merchant ships, including Petropolis and Colmar at anchor. Communicated by signal to SS Anglesea.

5.45pm: Sighted Dezerta Grande.

[Distance run through the water: 375 miles]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 5 for much of day, noon temperature 70F, sea temperature 69F]


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11 August 1914

From Madeira to Canary Islands

Lat 30.1, Long -15.8

10.0am: Sighted Great Piton Island. Courses as requisite for searching Salvage Islands [also called Savage Islands or Ilhas Selvagens] - Nothing seen.

am: Boys mustering bags. Remainder as requisite.

6.0pm: Sighted land SW; also a steamer bearing S50W.

6.0pm: Altered course to close steamer SS Memnon (British).

6.36pm: Resumed course.

7.25pm: Sighted Anaga Point [Punta de Anaga - Tenerife] Light S53W.

[Distance run through the water: 279 miles]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 5 for much of pm, misty from noon onwards, noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 72F]


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12 August 1914

At Sea near Canary Islands

Lat 27.6, Long -15.8

4.45am: Sighted Man of War WNW.

5.0am: Challenge answered by HMS “Cumberland”.

6.10am: Stopped. Arrived at Rendezvous.

6.40am: HMS “Cumberland” arrived, communicated with ditto.

9.10am: Proceeded as Requisite 7000 yards for converging gun sights on HMS “Cumberland”.

9.30pm: Stopped.

am: Exercised Stokers at “Action” stations. Hands employed as requisite.

11.0am: Put clocks on 20 minutes.

0.2pm: Proceeded 50 Revs. Course N20W.

3.0pm: Put clocks on 20 minutes.

4.45pm: Put clocks on 10 minutes to GMT.

8.45pm: Sighted Anaga Point Light N17W.

[True Bearing and Distance: Maspalomas Light [Gran Canaria] N37E 12.5 miles]


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13 August 1914

At Sea off Canary Islands

Lat 29.6, Long -15.8

8.35am: Sighted Salvage Islands N37W.

9.40am: Exercised Action. Connected up Fore Cross Passage steering position.

10.40am: Disperse. Connected Fore Bridge steering gear. 6” guns crews at Loader and Deflection Teacher. Boys under Instruction.

8.24pm: Sighted Anaga Point Light S53W.

[True Bearing and Distance: Anaga Point - Tenerife S15W - 65 miles]


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14 August 1914

At Sea off Canary Islands

Lat 28.1, Long -15.4

1.50am: Sighted Sardina Point [Punta Sardina - Gran Canaria] Light.

2.24am: Altered course South to close steamer.

2.30am: Course and speed as requisite for examining SS “San Telmo” from Christania [Oslo].

3.10am: Resumed course and speed.

3.30am: Sighted Isleta Light S34E.

6.0am: Arrived at Rendez-vous. Stopped. Secured from Night Defence.

6.15am: As Requisite for closing HMS “Cumberland”.

6.30am: Stopped. Communicated with ditto.

7.15am: Proceeded West - 10 knots for Las Palmas.

8.19am: Came to with Starboard Bower anchor in 10.5 fathoms, veered to 4.5 shackles. Saluted Spanish flag, 21 guns. Fort returned ditto. Saluted Rear Admiral Cataluna with 13 guns. Returned ditto.

[Anchorage Bearings: Castle N42W, West Mole extreme S82W, Outer Mole Light S8W]

10.0am: Commenced coaling ship.

9.0am: British Consul visited ship.

Noon: Saluted Spanish Vice Admiral of Cataluna with 15 guns.

pm: Hands coaling ship.

4.20pm: Civil Governor visited ship. Saluted ditto13 guns. Fort returned ditto.

4.30pm: Completed with 615 tons coal.

6.55pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite out of harbour. Course as requisite to close Cumberland.

8.15pm: Stopped. Communicated with “Cumberland”.

9.15pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite for closing SS Ploughwell [possibly this ship which had a number of different names].

10.49pm: CourseN40W.

Midnight: Closed steamer bearing West.

[Fresh Beef Received 920 lbs, Vegetables Received 5000 lbs]

[Coal remaining 1070-14 + 615, Total 1685-14 tons]

[Noon temperature 81F]


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15 August 1914

At Sea off Canary Islands

Lat 28.2, Long -15.8

0.15am: Closed SS Avetoro - Russian. Course and speed as requisite.

1.44am: Sighted SS Ellaline "B" Cardiff.

3.45am: Altered course N10E. Isleta Light N75W.

10.15am: Passed SS “Highland Laddie” [possibly this ship] proceeding to Las Palmas.

10.45am: Sighted stranger S18E. Course and speed as requisite for closing ditto.

11.58am: Stopped. Sent boarding party to SS “Re Vittorio” [probably this ship], Italian mailship.

pm: Communicated with SS “Rc Vittorio”. Discovered 21 German Reservists.

3.30pm: Made SS “Re Vittorio” a prize. Sent prize crew in charge of Lieutenant Howsmith [?] and Mr Franklin and Sub Lieutenant Staide RNR.

4.10pm: Proceeded 94 Revs. Course N58E to convoy SS “Re Vittorio” to Gibraltar.

[True Bearing and Distance: Melenara Point [Gran Canaria] S84.75W 23 miles]

[Northerly wind force 4 to 5 all day, with sea state rough in evening, noon air and sea temperature 73F]


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16 August 1914

At Sea off Canary Islands

Lat 30.2, Long -13.1

9.10am: Course and speed as requisite to close steamer Spanish.

9.17am: Resumed both course and speed.

3.25pm: Sighted Allegranza Island [Isla de Alegranza] S48W.

5.0pm: Allegranza Light S84W, 2.2 miles, altered course S10E.

[Distance run through the water: 258.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Allegranza Island Light S23W - 51 miles]

[NE wind force 4 to 6 during day, with sea state rough in late am, noon air and sea temperature 71F]


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17 August 1914

At Sea off Canary Islands

Lat 28.2, Long -15.4

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. Gun’s crews at Deflection Teacher and Loader.

10.0am: Connected up Conning Tower steering gear.

10.10am: Connected up Hand Wheel to exercise Hand Wheel Party.

11.15am: Connected up Fore Bridge steering gear.

11.50am: Courses as Requisite to close RMSP “Orlanza” [probably Royal Mail Steam Packet “Arlanza”, later HMS Arlanza]

0.10pm: Stopped. Communicated with HBM [His Britannic Majesty’s] Consul and SS Orlanza.

1.0pm: Proceeded S15E, 8 knots.

1.48pm: Course as Requisite to close SS Prah [?], 12 knots.

5.17pm: Course as Requisite to close SS Ausonia (Italian) speed 12 knots.

5.50pm: Altered course as requisite to close PSNO [Pacific Steam Navigation Company] “Orcoma” [later HMS Orcoma].

7.25pm: Maspalomas Light abeam 3.1 miles.

[Distance run through the water: 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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18 August 1914

At Sea off Canary Islands

Lat 27.9, Long -15.0

1.40am: Morro Colchas abeam 4 miles.

5.40am: Maspalomas Light 4 Points on Port Bow.

6.30am: Sighted sailing ship on Port Bow (Spanish).

10.10am: Exercised “Action”. 10.40am: Secured. Boys under Instruction. 6” gun’s crews at Loader.

Noon: Sighted Peak Tenerife N42W.

8.58pm: Rasca Light abeam.

9.15pm: Sighted San Cristovel Light [San Cristobal] N43W. Increased 42 Revs.

11.26pm: Sighted Teno Point Light [Punta de Teno] N5E.

[Distance run through the water: 183.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Santa Cruz de Tenerife N20W - 35 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 5 through middle of day, noon temperature 73F, sea temperature 71F]


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19 August 1914

At Sea off Canary Islands

Lat 28.5, Long -18.0

6.10am: Teno Point Light N29E - 5.5 miles. Altered course N60W. Increased 10 knots. Daylight. Secured from Night Defence.

8.50am: Sighted Palma Island N45W.

6.35pm: Sighted steamer. 6.40pm: Altered course East to close Spanish mail steamer.

10.15pm: Sighted Gomera Light S10W.

11.15pm: Teno Point abeam.

[Distance run through the water: 202.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fuencaliente Point S63E - 8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Easterly winds very variable in force during day - from force 2 to force 8]


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20 August 1914

At Sea off Canary Islands

Lat 28.1, Long -17.0

0.25am: Sighted Rasca Point Light S31E.

1.45pm: Rasca Point abeam 1 mile, altered course S56E.

4.10pm: Read Warrant No 96.

8.10pm: Sighted Steamer S20E. Course and speed as requisite for closing “Don Caesar” of London.

8.50pm: Course NW, 42 Revs.

11.0pm: Altered course 16 Points Port to SE.

[Distance run through the water: 230.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Winds very variable in force again today]


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21 August 1914

At sea off Canary Islands

Lat 27.9, Long -15.9

5.20am: Altered course as requisite to close stranger. Speed as requisite. Communicated with SS Senna of Bergen.

6.35am: Reduced 62 Revs, course as requisite for Rendez-vous.

7.15am: Stopped. Communicated with HMS “Highflyer”.

10.15am: Proceeded N40E 10 knots.

10.40am: Communicated with SS “Libra”.

am: Scrubbed hammocks and clothes.

3.45pm: Courses as requisite in approaching Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

3.56pm: Stopped to communicate with SS Ruahina.

4.5pm: Course and speed as requisite alongside SS Ruahina.

5.5pm: Course N60E.

[Distance run through the water: 181.2 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Santa Cruz Light Tenerife N30W - 39 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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22 August 1914

From Canary Islands to St Vincent or at Sea

Lat 27.8, Long -16.0

6.18am: Altered course as requisite, speed 12 knots, to close steamer.

7.0am: Stopped, and as requisite to bespeak SS “Tropic” - White Star.

7.10am: Resumed course and speed.

10.30am: As Requisite to close HMS “Highflyer”.

11.10am: Proceeded 63 Revs S56W. Tested Life-buoys found correct. Turned in seaboat (Starboard).

5.0pm: Altered course SSE to close steamer.

5.45pm: Stopped. Boarded SS “Eveline” [probably] of Newcastle and ordered him to proceed to England. He had cargo of red wood for Germany.

6.50pm: Proceeded S56W, 10 knots.

11.50pm: Altered course N68W to close steamer.

[Distance run through the water: 207.1 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Morro Colchas Light S84E - 19 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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23 August 1914

From Canary Islands to Cape Verde Islands or at Sea

Lat 24.8, Long -18.4

0.22am: Stopped to communicate with SS “Lord Erne”.

0.45am: Proceeded S56W, 10 knots.

3.50am: Sighted steamer.

4.0am: Courses as Requisite to bespeak SS Borda (British).

4.35am: Course S56W, 63 Revs.

6.30pm: Sighted Ocean Tug, altered course NWxN. 6.52pm: Resumed course and speed.

7.0pm: Stopped to bespeak SS “Louwergei” [?] (Dutch).

7.25pm: Resumed course and speed.

[Distance run through the water: 234.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Vincent S38W - 607 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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24 August 1914

From Canary Islands to St Vincent or at Sea

Lat 21.7, Long -21.3

9.35am: Divisions. Read Prayers. Boys aired blue clothing. Seamen aired bedding. Gun’s crews at Loader and Deflection. Remainder as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 97.

9.20pm: Altered course as Requisite to intercept steamer.

9.45pm: Stopped to communicate with SS Desna RMSP [Royal Mail Steam Packet Company - mentioned in this list].

10.10pm: Proceeded S56W, 52 Revs.

[Distance run through the water: 247.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[North easterly wind force 4 for much of day, noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 77F]


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25 August 1914

From Canary Islands to St Vincent Cape Verde Islands or at Sea

Lat 18.9, Long -23.8

am: 6” Gun’s crews at Loader. First Division aired bedding. Second and Third Divisions aired night clothing.

10.30am: Exercised Main Control.

[Distance run through the water: 219.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[North easterly wind force 4 or 5 all day, noon air and sea temperature 78F]


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26 August 1914

From Canary Islands to St Vincent or at St Vincent [Sao Vicente]

Lat 16.9, Long -25.0

4.15am: Sighted Bull Point Light S54W.

8.25am: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

8.42am: Stopped. Let go Port Bower anchor in 9 fathoms, veered to 5 shackles.

10.40am: Commenced coaling ship.

[Anchorage Bearings: Passaro Island [Ilheu dos Passaros] N8W, Point Riberia Julian N25E, Fort FS [Flag Staff] S70E]

pm: Hands coaling ship.

11.55pm: Completed with 1100 tons coal.

[Distance run through the water: 156.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received 500 lbs, Vegetables Received 5040 lbs]

[Coal remaining 603-2 + 1100, Total 1703-2 tons]

[Rain and drizzle for most of day]


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27 August 1914

At Sea off Cape Verde Islands

Lat 16.7, Long -25.0

8.15am: Hands preparing for sea.

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.45am: Altered course to intercept Brazilian SS “Cachoeiro”.

3.20pm: Stopped in Tarrafal Bay - St Nicholas Island [Sao Nicolau] to communicate with Merchant-cruiser “Macedonia” [HMS Macedonia].

6.12pm: Proceeded S25W 7 miles.

7.30pm: West Point St Nicholas Island N12E - 13 miles.

[Distance run through the water: 28.4 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Machado Point [Ponta Machado] Light N45W - 11 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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28 August 1914

At Sea off Cape Verde Islands

Lat 16.1, Long -25.0

0.42am: Sighted Steamer S18E. Altered course as requisite to close, speed as requisite.

1.53am: Stopped - Bespoke SS Manonge [?] (Portuguese). 2.14am: Resumed course and speed.

5.55am: Sighted Dutch mail SS ”Hollandia” [probably this ship, which changed its name later] S84W. Altered course West.

7.20am: Stopped. Boarded SS Hollandia. Found 62 Reservists (German and Austrian) on board. Secured from Night Defence.

8.55am: Brava Island [Ilha Brava] S16W, 38 miles. Proceeded N5E, 12 knots escorting SS Hollandia.

0.40pm: Sighted land N20E.

3.7pm: Stopped. Transferred Reservists as prisoners on board the ship.

5.45pm: Dismissed SS Hollandia and proceeded N40E, 12 knots.

6.25pm: Courses as Requisite for St Vincent [Sao Vicente].

6.58pm: Let go Port anchor in 11 fathoms, veered to 5 shackles. Transferred 69 Reservists as prisoners of war to HM MCS “Macedonia”.

[Anchorage Bearings: Fort Flag Staff S62E. Point Ribeira Julian N51E, Passaro Light House N8E]

8.40pm: Weighed and proceeded. Courses as requisite. Speed 10 knots. Darkened ship. Hands to Night Defence.

9.30pm: Passaro Island [Ilheu dos Passaros] Light S63W, 5.2 miles. Set course S71E - 7 knots.

[Distance run through the water: 165.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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29 August 1914

At Sea off Cape Verde Islands

Lat 16.4, Long -24.0

am: Hands employed cleaning guns and as requisite.

[Distance run through the water: 163.2 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cima Island [Ilheu de Cima] S23W 95.5 miles.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[North easterly wind force 3 all day, noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 76F]


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30 August 1914

From Cape Verde Islands to St Paul’s Rocks or at Sea

Lat 13.9, Long -26.2

0.10am: Sighted steamer S30W. Course as requisite for intercepting SS Julia Park.

0.25am: Resumed course N89W.

11.35am: Sighted steamer S4E. Altered course S19W.

1.0pm: Communicated with SS “Germanic” of Hull.

1.45pm: Proceeded S19W, 10 knots.

6.30pm: Obtained Deviation - Time [?] Azimuth Deviation Nil.

[Distance run through the water: 208 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S13W 801 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Rain all am, noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 77F]


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31 August 1914

From Cape Verde Islands to St Paul’s Rocks

Lat 10.0, Long -27.3

am: Exercised Gunlayers at Control. Boys at Physical Drill. Remainder employed cleaning out boats and as requisite.

[Distance run through the water: 238.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Rain and showers on and off all day, noon air and sea temperature 79F]



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1914


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1 September 1914

From Cape Verde Islands to St Paul Rocks or at Sea

Lat 6.6, Long -27.9

10.16am: Cleared Patent Log.

am: 6” Gun’s crews at Loader and as requisite. Remainder cleaning out boats and as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 99. Exercised Physical Drill. Boys under Instruction.

[Distance run through the water: 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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2 September 1914

From Cape Verde Islands to St Paul Rocks or at Sea

Lat 2.9, Long -29.1

2.12am: Sighted Steamer SW.

2.38am: Altered course to Port as requisite to bespeak SS “P de Satrustegui” (Spanish).

2.45am: Resumed course.

am: Fifth Division and Stokers aired bedding. Gun’s crews at loader and deflection etc.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 100. Exercised Physical Drill and aired bedding.

8.0pm: Sun set bearing N82W. Deviation nil.

[Distance run through the water: 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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3 September 1914

From Cape Verde Islands to St Paul Rocks

Lat -1.0, Long -29.1

0.30am: Sighted 2 vessels S42W.

0.48am: Vessels ascertained to be tug towing dredger SWxS.

6.0pm: Courses as requisite for adjusting compasses. 6.34pm: Resumed course S72E.

7.0pm: Altered course N42E.

[Distance run through the water: 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[South easterly winds force 3 to 4 for most of day, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 75F]


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4 September 1914

From Cape Verde Islands to St Paul Rocks or at St Paul Rocks [details of the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago are here]

Lat 0.7, Long -29.8

7.10am: Sighted steamer N28W, altered course WNW.

7.17am: Altered course West. Communicated with SS “Ursula” (British).

2.20pm: Sighted St Paul Rocks.

3.30pm: Altered course to East to close St Paul Rocks.

4.0pm: St Paul Rocks South 0.5 miles. Altered course North.

4.10pm: Courses as requisite for adjusting compasses. Read warrant No 101.

[Distance run through the water: 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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5 September 1914

From St Paul Rocks to Sea

Lat 4.0, Long -29.0

11.20am: Sighted HMS “Macedonia” N18W, altered course N38W.

11.57am: Stopped. Communicated with “Macedonia”.

1.0pm: Resumed course N35E - 10 knots.

[Distance run through the water: 239.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Vincent 810 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8

[South easterly wind force 3 or 4 all day, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 80F]


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6 September 1914

From St Paul Rocks to Pernambuco

Lat 4.8, Long -28.1

6.25am: Altered course S43W for Pernambuco.

11.0am: Held Divine Service.

[Distance run through the water: 230 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S27W 872 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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7 September 1914

From St Paul Rocks to Pernambuco or at Sea

Lat 1.5, Long -29.8

9.43am: Sighted: SS Kingfield (British).

10.0am: Altered course to close and communicate.

11.0am: Resumed course S43W.

9.5pm: Sighted light S25W. 9.15pm: Altered course as Requisite to intercept steamer.

9.40pm: Stopped - Boarded SS Gebria (Dutch Mail boat).

Midnight: Dismissed SS Gebria.

[Distance run through the water: 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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8 September 1914

From St Paul Rocks to Pernambuco or at Sea

Lat -1.5, Long -31.5

0.15am: Proceeded S40W 10 knots. Streamed Patent Log.

7.35am: Daylight. Secured from Night Defence

10.5am: Divisions - Prayers. 6” Gun’s crews to Loader and Divisional Drill and as Requisite. Remainder employed as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 102. Physical drill. Exercised Action.

8.0pm: Deviation by Setting Amplitude 0 degrees 20 minutes W

8.30pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darkened ship

[Distance run through the water: 214.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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9 September 1914

From St Paul Rocks to Pernambuco or at Sea

Lat -5.0, Long -33.2

1.28am: Sighted Fernando Noronha S6E.

7.45am: Secured from Night Defence Daylight.

am: Hands employed as requisite. Control parties at spotting table. Boys at Physical Drill.

4.30pm: Quarters. Physical Drill. Aired bedding and blue clothing.

8.45pm: Darkened ship. Hands to Night Defence.

[Distance run through the water: 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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10 September 1914

From St Paul Rocks to Pernambuco or at Pernambuco [Brazil]

Lat -8.0, Long -34.9

3.17am: Sighted steamer S30W. Altered course 4 Points to Port. Speed 12 knots.

3.40am: Reduce to 8 knots. Bespoke SS Artemis (Norwegian). 3.50am: Resumed course and speed.

4.24am: Sighted light S61W. 4.30am: Altered course as requisite to intercept steamer.

5.0am: Stopped. Communicated with Spanish SS Infanta Isabella de Bourbon [possibly this ship].

5.15am: Resumed course and speed.

8.15am: Sighted HMS “Bristol” N40E.

8.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.0am: Course and speed as requisite for anchoring off Pernambuco.

11.40am: Stopped. Let go Port Bower in 8.5 fathoms, veered to 4.5 shackles. Fired salute 21 guns, Shore returned ditto.

Anchorage Bearings: Chimney N19W, Baths N75W, Recife Light House N34W.

3.30pm: Hands employed securing coal lighters.

4.55pm: Commenced coaling ship.

[Distance run through the water: 210 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received 500 lbs, Vegetables Received 4000 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 372-4 tons]


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11 September 1914

From Pernambuco to Sea or at Sea

Lat -8.4, Long -34.8

5.15am: Finished coaling. Received 370 tons.

am: Hands preparing for sea.

9.10am: Drew fires and hoisted Steam Pinnace.

9.35am: Weighed and proceeded as Requisite. 9.45am: Shaped course S20W, 12 knots. Streamed Patent Log.

10.5am: Sighted and altered course S63E to bespeak SS “Leucadia” - Whitby.

10.34am: Resumed course S20W.

11.30am: Sighted steamer S23W.

0.10pm: Course and speed as requisite to bespeak SS Holtye - London.

0.30pm: Proceeded S36W, 12 knots.

0.40pm: San Agostinho Lighthouse bearing N34W.

8.0pm: Stopped. Hauled in Patent Log. Manned and armed First Steam Pinnace. Hoisted out ditto.

9.0pm: Proceeded N64E - 8 miles.

10.25pm: Altered course on to patrolling beat, speed 8 knots.

[Distance run through the water: 28.4 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Abrolhos Rocks S20W - 620 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Coal remaining: 296 -14 + 370, Total 666-14 tons]

[Noon air and sea temperature 79F]


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12 September 1914

At Sea

Lat -8.1, Long -34.8

0.30am: Course as requisite on patrolling beat.

1.10am: Passed Brazilian gunboat steering ENE.

5.40am: Challenged by [HMS] “Carmania” [more information about this ship here] who reported she was chasing a darkened ship to North easterly.

5.50am: Set course NE. Worked up to Full Speed.

8.30am: Altered course 16 Points to SW. Worked down to 15 knots.

11.50am: Stopped. Hoisted in Steam Pinnace. Lost by accident - Fenders - Coir - 1 in number.

1.33pm: Cape Agostinho Light abeam 6.6 miles.

[Distance run through the water: 245.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Recife Light Pernambuco N86W 3.75 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[South easterly wind force 3 or 4 for much of day, noon air and sea temperature 79F]


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13 September 1914

From Pernambuco to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -12.4, Long -35.9

0.53am: Course and speed as requisite to bespeak SS “Poplar Branch” of Sunderland [Number 294 on this list and mentioned as 11th Voyage here].

2.35am: Proceeded S36W, 12 knots.

11.0am: Held Divine Service.

[Distance run through the water: 281.9 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Abrolhos Rocks S26W 373 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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14 September 1914

From Pernambuco to Abrolhos Rocks, or at Abrolhos Rocks [more information on the Abrolhos Archipelago here]

Lat -17.1, Long -37.8

7.40am: Sighted light S37W. 7.45am: Altered course as requisite to intercept steamer.

8.7am: Stopped. Boarded SS “Duca Dugli Abruzzi” [Duca Degli Abruzzi, pictured here] of Genoa. Papers found correct.

9.5am: Proceeded Course SW 13 knots.

9.36am: Altered course N65W to intercept steamer.

10.16am: Stopped. Boarded SS “Talifora” - Spanish - Papers correct.

11.5am: Proceeded S54W - 15 knots. Hands at control and gun drill and as requisite.

6.15pm: Altered course N5W. 6.30pm: Sighted Abrolhos Light House.

7.30pm: Altered course as requisite for anchorage. Speed as requisite.

8.0pm: Let go Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms, veered to 5 shackles - 2 cables SSW from HMS “Bristol”. Hoisted out Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

[Anchorage Bearings: Abrolhos Rocks Light House S76E true, 8,700 yards.

[Distance run through the water: 284.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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15 September 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Trinidad Island or at Sea

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

1.20am: HMS “Bristol” sailed.

am: Hands preparing for coaling and returning 6” Cordite.

9.0am: Collier SS “Brierton” came alongside.

10.15am: Commenced coaling ship.

1.45pm: Boarded SS “Itaquera” (Brazilian). Papers correct.

2.30pm: Completed with 451 tons coal.

3.18pm: Proceeded 16 knots, Course South.

9.30pm: Sighted “Carmania” on starboard beam. Courses as requisite to close.

9.46pm: 70 Revs. Took station 1 mile ahead Carmania.

11.12pm: Course N58W.

[Distance run through the water: 119.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Coal remaining: 158-8 + 451, Total 609-8 tons]


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16 September 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

9.30am: Course and speed as requisite to pilot HMS “Carmania” to her anchorage.

11.16am: Let go Port Bower anchor and veered astern alongside collier SS “Brierton” in 10 fathoms to 4 shackles. Hands preparing for coaling.

Anchorage Bearings: Abrolhos Rock Light House S75E - 9,600 yards

0.16pm: Commenced coaling ship.

pm: Coaling ship.

[Distance run through the water: 241.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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17 September 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

am: Coaling ship.

7.50am: Finished coaling. 8.0am: Collier “Brierton” shoved off.

9.30am: Collier SS “Repton” [mentioned here] came alongside.

10.20am: Resumed coaling ship. Took observations for Chronometer error.

10.48am: SS “Brierton” sailed.

pm: Hands coaling ship and taking in provisions.

7.0pm: Finished coaling, having received 1237 tons.

7.30pm: Collier “Repton” shoved off and anchored.

8.0pm: Hoisted in Picket Boat and steam Pinnace which drew fires.

7.45pm: HMS “Carmania” and Macedonia sailed.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Coal remaining: 472-4 + 900 + 337, Total 1709-4 tons]


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18 September 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

8.10am: Secured from Night Defence.

am: Hands cleaning ship and as requisite.

11.45am: Admiralty collier SS “Marston” [or Manston] arrived.

1.25pm: SS “Marston” sailed.

9.0pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 16]


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19 September 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Nothing of note in log today]


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20 September 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

8.10am: Day light. Secured from Night Defence.

am: Spread QD [Quarter Deck] awning.

10.40am: Divisions.

11.20am: Held Divine Service.

8.52pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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21 September 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

am: Hands cleaning out boats and as requisite.

11.50am: Boys to physical drill.

4.30pm: Quarters. Read warrants Nos 103, 104 and 105. Aired bedding.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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22 September 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro or at Sea

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

7.0am: Sighted light N35E.

8.0am: Challenged. Answered by “Canopus”.

10.20am: HMS “Canopus”, Collier “Adamton” [mentioned here] and oil vessel “Impoco” arrived.

am: Hands employed in boats, mending coal bags and as requisite.

0.30pm: Embarked crew of Dutch Prize “Kelbergen” - 29 in number.

[Draught Forward 26’ 11”, Aft 25’ 11”]

1.45pm: Weighed and proceeded 12 knots, course SWxS.

5.5pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

6.40pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

6.34pm: Sighted steamer S29W, altered course as requisite to close ditto. SS Merity (Brazilian).

7.25pm: Resumed course SWxS.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received 504 lbs]


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23 September 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro or at Sea

Lat -21.5, Long -40.2

7.10am: Secured from Night Defence. Daylight.

9.35am: Divisions. Read Warrant No 106.

am: 6” Guns crews at Loader. Stokers aired bedding. Remainder as requisite.

10.20am: Sounded 1/48 [fathoms].

0.40pm: Altered course S11E towards steamer.

1.25pm: Resumed course SWxS.

2.45pm: Sighted stranger S by W.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 107.

6.10pm: Altered course S50W to speak British Steamer.

8.0pm: Darkened ship. Hands to Night Defence.

11.50pm: Sighted Cape Frio [Cabo Frio] Light N56W.

[Distance run through the water: 239.8 miles]

[Cape St Thomé [Sao Tomé] S57W 60 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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24 September 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro or at Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

3.45am: Communicated with SS Robert Dollar bound to St Lucia.

6.40am: Sighted Raza Light [Ilha Rasa] N46W.

10.12am: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor in 16.5 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles. Saluted country with 21 guns. Battery returned ditto. Saluted Brazilian Vice Admiral 15 guns. Brazil Dreadnought S Paolo [presumably Sao Paulo] returned ditto.

[Anchorage Bearings: Rat Island N24W, Signal Station: N18W, Villegagnon Fort abeam starboard S42W]

1.40pm: Discharged crew of Dutch Prize Kelbergen.

1.50pm: Saluted British Chargé D’Affairs with 13 guns.

4.0pm: Starboard Watch provisioning ship.

9.45pm: Finished provisioning ship.

10.15pm: Discharged Engineer Lieutenant Moss to shore.

[Distance run through the water: 221.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received 500 lbs, Vegetables Received 7520 lbs]


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25 September 1914

From Rio de Janeiro to Trinidad Island or at Sea

Lat -23.1, Long -42.5

1.30am: Banked fires in First Steam Pinnace.

Draught Forward 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 5”.

7.0am: Hands preparing for sea.

7.40am: Hoisted and drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.10am: Weighed and proceeded 12 knots, courses as requisite out of Rio Harbour.

9.0am: Raza Island S56W, 5.3 miles. Set course S65E.

9.42am: Maricas Small Island abeam, altered course S76E.

1.40pm: Sighted Cape Frio N81E.

2.52pm: Cape Frio abeam 1.25 miles.

9.35pm: Sighted light N63E.

9.50pm: Courses as requisite to intercept SS “Henrik”.

10.10pm: Boarded ditto bound for Buenos Aires. Papers found correct.

11.0pm: Proceeded N74E, 10 knots.

[Distance run through the water: 39 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Frio Light House N8E 26.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Misty through most of day, noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 70F]


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26 September 1914

From Rio de Janeiro to Trinidad Island or at Sea

Lat -21.6, Long -39.2

7.5am: Daylight - Secured from Night Defence.

8.30am: Altered course S83E. Tested lifebuoys - found correct. Both Turret and port gun’s crews at control drill. Employed cleaning ship throughout.

4.0pm: Quarters.

6.40pm: Exercised Action.

8.10pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darkened ship.

[Distance run through the water: 230.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Trinidad Island N83E 560 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Misty through middle of day, noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 74F]


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27 September 1914

From Rio de Janeiro to Trinidad Island or at Sea

Lat -20.9, Long -34.4

6.45am: Daylight - Secured from Night Defence.

0.50pm: Put clocks on 30 minutes.

4.40pm: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

6.0pm: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

8.40pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darkened ship. Connected up Conning Tower Steering gear.

[Distance run through the water: 284.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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28 September 1914

From Rio de Janeiro to Trinidad Island or at Sea

Lat -20.6, Long -29.4

8.0am: Sighted Trinidad Island S67E. [Note - this is not to be confused with Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean but refers to present day Trindade and Martim Vaz Archipelago, more information here]

8.30am: Altered course S62E - 15 knots. Connected up Fore Bridge steering gear.

am: Control Parties to drill. Remainder scrubbing awnings and as requisite.

1.15pm: North Point Trinidad Island abeam - 1.2 miles.

8.30pm: Hands to Night Defence. Connected up steering gear in Conning Tower.

[Distance run through the water: 281.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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29 September 1914

From Trinidad Island to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -20.0, Long -30.4

8.0am: Connected Fore Bridge steering gear.

8.0pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darkened ship. Connected up Conning Tower steering gear.

[Distance run through the water: 240 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Abrolhos Rocks Light House N68W - 329 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Noon air and sea temperature 75F]


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30 September 1914

From Trinidad Island to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -18.9, Long -38.5

7.45am: Daylight - Secured from Night Defence. Connected Fore Bridge steering.

10.33am: Altered course N64W to intercept steamer.

10.58am: Stopped. Boarded SS Princesson Ingeborg (Swede). Examined papers - found correct.

11.30am: Proceeded N55W, 15 knots.

3.0pm: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace. Sighted HMS “Canopus” and Abrolhos Light House NNE.

3.50pm: Course and speed as requisite for anchorage.

4.8pm: Let go Starboard anchor in 13 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles, 2.5 cables S33W from HMS “Canopus”.

[Anchorage Bearings: Abrolhos Rocks Light House N33E - 4.25 miles]

pm: Hands preparing for coaling.

5.50pm: Mr Franklin, Lieutenant Hammill and prize crew rejoined ship from “Crown of Arragon”.

6.35pm: Sent working party to SS “Crown of Arragon” to load lighters with provisions. Watch provisioning ship.

10.45pm: Finished provisioning ship. Hands to Night Defence.

[Distance run through the water: 290 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1914


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1 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

7.50am: Observed Challenge Signal HMS “Bristol”. Daylight - Secured from Night Defence.

8.30am: HMS “Bristol” arrived and anchored 2.5 cables S33W from Cornwall.

8.32am: Collier SS Boldwell came alongside.

10.3am: Commenced coaling.

pm: Hands coaling ship.

9.0pm: Hands coaling, ammunitioning and provisioning ship.

[Distance run through the water: 60 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Coal remaining: 632-14 tons]


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2 October 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Sea or at Sea

Lat -18.0, Long -38.7

2.0am: Hands coaling, provisioning and taking in stores.

3.40am: Completed with 1100 tons of coal.

4.45am: Collier cast off.

am: Hands provisioning, taking in stores and as requisite preparing for sea.

11.30am: Drew fires in Steam Boats.

11.35am: Weighed - proceeded as requisite 68 Revs. 11.40am: Set course N4W.

0.30pm: Sounding continually.

1.0pm: Altered course N19W on stern bearing of Light House.

5.50pm: Streamed Patent Log - Hands striking down ammunition, provisions, etc.

7.37pm: Altered course S70E to intercept steamer.

8.20pm: Stopped. Communicated with Admiralty collier No 299 SS “Ellerslie” [mentioned here].

8.40pm: Proceeded N66E - 10.5 knots.

8.55pm: Darkened ship - Hands to Night Defence. Connected Conning Tower Steering.

[Distance run through the water: 4.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Abrolhos Rocks Light House N86E - 2.5miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Coal remaining: 539-8 + 1100, Total 1639-8 tons]


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3 October 1914

At Sea

Lat -15.7, Long -36.4

4.0am: Stopped. Boarded SS “Amady” (British). Sent mail to RA [Rear Admiral] 4th CS [Cruiser Squadron] to Montevideo.

4.35pm: Proceeded N66E, 10.5 knots.

7.50am: Daylight - Secured from Night Defence. Connected Fore Bridge Steering.

8.50am: Spoke to SS “Pruth” (British).

Noon: Spoke SS “Highland Rover” for London [more information on this ship here].

1.55pm: Altered course S80E to intercept sailing vessel.

3.15pm: Spoke to Italian sail Antonio Padua.

3.30pm: Resumed course N65E.

6.16pm: Hauled in and cleared Patent Log.

8.40pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darkened Ship. Connected Conning Tower Steering.

[Distance run through the water: 241.7 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bahia Light House N37W - 204 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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4 October 1914

At Sea

Lat -12.8, Long -33.6

7.40am: Secured from Night Defence. Daylight.

8.0am: Connected Fore Bridge Steering gear.

11.10am: Held Divine Service.

[Distance run through the water: 252 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[South easterly wind force 3 to 4 for much of day, noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 77F]


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5 October 1914

At Sea

Lat -9.2, Long -31.3

11.3am: Hauled in and cleared Patent Log.

11.40am: Struck fore yard.

8.0pm: Observed Deviation 0 degrees 30 minutes E.

[Distance run through the water: 252 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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6 October 1914

At Sea

Lat -4.9, Long -32.7

10.5am: Divisions - Prayers. Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes under Instruction. 6” gun’s crews at loader and as requisite.

11.30am: Boys at Physical Drill.

3.25pm: Sighted Fernando Noronha N28W, altered course N30W.

5.40pm: Altered course as requisite round Fernando Noronha Island and to communicate with the shore station.

6.52pm: Stopped. Lowered seaboat.

8.9pm: Proceeded course and speed as Requisite.

[Distance run through the water: 252 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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7 October 1914

At Sea

Lat -1.7, Long -31.1

7.5am: Sighted light N62E. 7.12am: Altered course as requisite to close stranger.

7.30am: Hauled in Patent Log. Communicated with SS Corinthian of Whitby [possibly this ship, though there does not seem to be a Whitby connection and information here suggests she’d be much farther north].

7.35am: Proceeded. 8.0am: Resumed course and speed.

[Distance run through the water: 245.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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8 October 1914

At Sea

Lat -0.4, Long -34.9

am: Training Classes at gun Drill. Control and 6” gun’s crews at drill. Remainder as requisite. Marines and Stokers aired bedding.

11.5am: Hauled in and cleared Patent Log.

[Distance run through the water: 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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9 October 1914

At Sea

Lat -2.9, Long -36.5

am: Lost by accident White Helmets 1 in number.

4.40pm: Sighted steamer S42W.

4.49pm: Altered course as requisite to intercept ditto.

5.30pm: Stopped. Boarded SS “Highland Laird” [mentioned in the text here]. Examined papers - found correct. Received 865lbs frozen beef.

7.15pm: Proceeded 64 Revs. 7.20pm: Course SE.

[Distance run through the water: 215.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[South easterly wind force 4 for most of day, noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 78F]


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10 October 1914

At Sea

Lat -6.2, Long -34.5

8.30am: Sighted steamer S40W. 8.40am: Altered course as Requisite to intercept steamer.

9.45am: Stopped. Communicated with and boarded SS “Tennyson”. Examined papers - found them correct.

10.20am: Proceeded. 10.24am: Set course S11E, 15 knots.

6.0pm: Connected Fore Bridge Steering.

7.45pm: Sighted Olinda Point S72W.

9.30pm: Course and speed as requisite for anchorage.

9.45pm: Let go Port anchor in 9 fathoms, veered to 3 shackles, off Pernambuco. HBM [His Britannic Majesty’s] Vice Consul visited ship. Connected Conning Tower Steering.

[Distance run through the water: 274 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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11 October 1914

From Pernambuco to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -10.4, Long -35.2

0.12am: Weighed. 0.20am: Proceeded as requisite 12.75 knots, streamed Patent Log.

11.0am: Held Divine Service.

0.45am: Shaped course S20W.

1.55am: Agostinho Light abeam 8.5 miles.

6.45pm: Course as requisite to close Lady Ninian.

7.0pm: Communicated with Lady Ninian of Cardiff. 7.35pm: Resumed course.

[Distance run through the water: 292.4miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Abrolhos Rocks S25W - 538 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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12 October 1914

From Pernambuco to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -15.3, Long -36.7

am: Gun’s crews at Control, loader and Divisional Drills. Remainder as requisite and preparing for coaling.

2.3pm: Altered course to intercept stranger. Communicated with SS Bampton [which later changed its name - details here] for Hull.

2.30pm: Resumed course.

7.15pm: Sighted steamer S80W. 7.19pm: Altered course as requisite to close ditto.

7.50pm: Stopped - Boarded SS “Goviland”. Examined Papers - found correct.

8.30pm: Proceeded 12 knots S50W.

10.50pm: Sighted steamer, altered course to close ditto.

11.0pm: Communicated with SS “Euclid”. 11.40pm: Resumed course SW.

[Distance run through the water: 306.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[North easterly wind force 5 through middle of day, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 78F]


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13 October 1914

From Pernambuco to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

3.45am: Heavy squalls from Southward.

6.25am: Sighted Abrolhos Light N25W.

7.45am: Sighted [HMS] “Orama” at anchor.

8.0am: Courses as requisite for approaching anchorage.

8.45am: Let go Starboard anchor in 13.5 fathoms, off Abrolhos Rocks, veered to 6 shackles. Hands preparing for coaling.

10.30am: Collier SS “Ellerslie” came alongside.

11.45am: Commenced coaling.

pm: Hands coaling ship.

[Anchorage Bearings: Abrolhos Light House N30E - 8,100 yards]

[Distance run through the water: 246.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Coal remaining: 385-12 tons]


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14 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

6.20am: Completed with 1330 tons coal. Collier SS “Ellerslie” cast off and anchored.

8.0am: HMS Bristol arrived.

2.50pm: Collier SS “Ellerslie” went alongside Bristol.

5.45pm: Sighted Brazilian Lloyd [more information about this shipping line here] steamer steering SW.

10.30pm: SS Priestfield arrived (Admiralty Collier).

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Coal remaining: 335-8 + 1330, Total 1665-8 tons]


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15 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

6.0am: Lit fires in First Steam Pinnace.

pm: Hands employed scrubbing boat covers, canvas gear and as requisite.

8.0pm: SS Kelbergen sailed.

8.30pm: Drew fires and hoisted Steam Pinnace.

10.45pm: SS “Crown of Galicia” Storeship arrived [probably this ship, which changed its name later].

[Number on sick list: 8]


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16 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

5.40am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

am: Divers examining under water fittings. 6” gun’s crews at Drill. Remainder drawing stores and as requisite.

pm: Hands taking in stores.

9.50pm: Hoisted and drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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17 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

3.8pm: Brazilian TBD [Torpedo Boat Destroyer] No 6 arrived.

4.0pm: Brazilian TBD arrived and anchored to Westward of Abrolhos Light House.

6.50pm: HMS “Orama” sailed.

8.0pm: HMS “Bristol” sailed.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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18 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

8.45am: Storeship SS Hirondelle arrived [possibly this ship].

10.50am: Brazilian Destroyer weighed and anchored close astern. Captain of ditto visited ship.

10.20am: Held Divine Service.

5.9pm: Brazilian Destroyer No 6 sailed.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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19 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

8.0am: Storeship SS Crown of Galicia came alongside.

10.0am: HMS “Edinburgh Castle” arrived.

am: Hands employed provisioning ship.

Noon: SS “Impoco” oilship came alongside.

pm: Hands taking in stores and provisioning ship.

4.0pm: SS “Impoco” cast off.

7.45pm: SS “Crown of Galicia” cast off.

9.25pm: HMS “Macedonia” arrived.


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20 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

am: Hands preparing for painting ship and as requisite.

11.50am: Discharged 30 ratings (ABs) [Able Seamen] to join HMS “Edinburgh Castle”.

0.45pm: 40 Boys joined from HMS “Edinburgh Castle”.

pm: Hands employed painting ship and boats.

8.0pm: HMS “Edinburgh Castle” sailed.

9.15pm: SS “Corinth” arrived [probably this ship].


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21 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

am: Hands scrubbing Canvas gear and as requisite. Boys mustering bags.

1.0pm: SS “Corinth” shifted berth.

2.30pm: Hands employed painting boat’s davits and as requisite.

8.50pm: SS “Crown of Galicia” sailed.


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22 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

8.55am: HMS Bristol arrived.

9.40pm: SS “Hirondelle” and SS Boldwell” sailed.


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23 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

9.55am: SS “Corinth” secured alongside.

10.15am: Commenced coaling.

3.0pm: Finished coaling, having received 365 tons.

4.30pm: HMS “Bristol” sailed.

5.15pm: SS “Corinth” cast off.

[Coal remaining: 1331-16 + 365, Total 1696-16 tons]

[Easterly wind force 3 for much of day, noon temperature 80F]


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24 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

10.0am: HMS “Carnarvon” arrived.

3.55pm: HMS “Macedonia” sailed.

5.55pm: Read warrant No 108.

6.10pm: Discharged 1 AB to “Carnarvon”.

6.45pm: One AB joined from “Carnarvon”.


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25 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

11.20am: Held Divine Service. SS Ellerslie sailed.

11.55am: HMS “Carnarvon” sailed.

1.20pm: SS “Corinth” shifted berth.


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26 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

am: Gun’s crews under Instruction. Remainder employed as requisite. Boys at Physical Drill, Gunnery and as requisite.

7.57pm: Starboard cable parted at 6th shackle. 8.0pm: Let go Port anchor, veered to 8.75 shackles. Set anchor watch.

[Squally south westerly wind force 5-6 at 8pm, with rain]


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27 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

am: Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes under Instruction. Remainder employed as requisite.

3.0pm: Admiralty Collier SS “Arlington Court” arrived.

4.35pm: Exercised Boys and Ordinary Seamen at close WT [watertight] Doors.

[Squally southerly wind force 5 for most of day, noon temperature 75F]


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28 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

am: Ordinary Seamen at Seamanship Instruction. Boys at Rifle Drill.

2.30pm: Weighed and shifted berth.

3.30pm: Let go Starboard Bower in 13 fathoms, veered to 6.75 shackles.

3.20pm: Sighted HMS “Defence”.

4.20pm: HMS “Defence” arrived and anchored to Northwards of Abrolhos Rocks. SS “Corinth” weighed and proceeded to “Defence”.

[Anchorage Bearings: Light House N28E - 7.800 yards, Wreck S49W]


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29 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

8.30am: Hoisted out and rigged sailing pinnace for diving.

10.20am: Veered to 9 shackles. Hands employed as requisite. Party away Diving to recover Starboard Bower anchor.

1.10pm: Sighted HMS “Carnarvon”.

2.0pm: Weighed shifted berth.

2.55pm: Let go Port Bower anchor in 13 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles. Divers away working on cable.

5.0pm: HMS Defence weighed.

5.20pm: Secured wire hawser to Starboard Bower anchor. Hands weighing anchor and cable.

6.25pm: HMS Defence discharged 3 Prisoners to “Cornwall” and sailed.

8.40pm: Worked engines. Recovered Starboard cable.


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30 October 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro or at Sea

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

7.5am: Shortened in. 7.18am: Weighed Port anchor and proceeded 62 Revs. Courses as requisite to anchor to Northward of Abrolhos Rocks.

8.20am: Let go Port anchor in 12.5 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

9.45am: Collier SS “Priestfield” secured alongside.

[Anchorage Bearings: Abrolhos Light House S10E - 7,060 yards]

10.40am: Commenced coaling ship.

2.25pm: Completed with 320 tons coal.

3.15pm: SS “Priestfield” cast off.

3.48pm: Weighed. Proceeded 45 Revs.

4.15pm: Shaped course South.

10.10pm: Hauled in and cleared Patent Log.

11.4pm: Sighted light ahead. 11.10pm: Altered course as requisite to close ditto.

11.30pm: Bespoke SS Hollandia (Dutch). 11.40pm: Resumed course S30W.

[Distance run through the water 6 miles]

[Coal remaining 1339 + 320, Total 1659 tons]


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31 October 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro or at Sea

Lat -22.5, Long -40.0

0.10am: Sighted light S80W.

9.30am: Sighted steamer S15W.

10.0am: Resumed course S30W. Bespoke SS “Mercator” [possibly this ship].

6.30pm: Sighted steamer ahead.

7.30pm: Bespoke SS “Trekieve” (British).

[Distance run through the water: 299 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Easterly wind force 4 to 5 in pm, with showers, noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 75F]



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1914


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1 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro or at Sea

Lat -25.9, Long -41.7

11.0am: Held Divine Service.

11.30am: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

Noon: Hauled in and reset Patent Log.

2.20pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

4.30pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

6.25pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

8.0pm: Observed Deviation 0.5 degrees W.

10.30pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 320.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 5 for most of day]


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2 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro or at Sea [actually entering Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

1.0am: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

2.0am: Weather moderated considerably.

5.30am: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

6.15am: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

6.40am: Sighted Redonda Island N15E.

8.57am: Raza Point Light abeam.

9.35am: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

10.03am: Came to with Port anchor in 17.5 fathoms, veered to 5.5 shackles. Saluted Brazilian Flag with 21 guns.

[Anchorage Bearings: Time Drum N85W, Rat Island N43W, Fort Villegagnon S39W]

Noon: Fired salute of 21 guns in honour of Festival “All Soul's Day”.

3.0pm: HM Chargé D'Affairs arrived.

[Distance run through the water: 220.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 720 lbs, Vegetables Received: 5500 lbs]


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3 November 1914

From Rio de Janeiro to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -23.1, Long -42.9

5.10am: Brazilian Destroyer No 6 passed, proceeding to sea.

Draught Forward 25’ 7”, Aft 25’ 11”.

7.30am: Hands preparing for sea and as requisite.

8.0am: Saluted Brazilian Admiral 13 guns. Flag returned salute.

9.35am: Weighed. 9.45am: Proceeded 64 Revs. Courses as requisite out of harbour.

10.7am: Shaped course S30E.

11.20am: Put clocks on 30 minutes.

2.15pm: Put clocks on 30 minutes.

3.45pm: Sighted Cape Frio East.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read warrants Nos 109, 110.

5.25pm: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

6.15pm: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

6.45pm: Cape Frio abeam, 4.5 miles.

8.0pm: Altered course as requisite to board stranger.

8.20pm: Stopped. Boarded SS “Rio Pallaresa” of London with 4,923 tons coal. Papers correct.

9.5pm: Proceeded N86E - 10 knots.

10.0pm: Put clock on 30 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 12.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Misty for most of the day, noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 75F]


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4 November 1914

From Rio de Janeiro to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -22.4, Long -40.1

1.20am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

2.20am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

4.0am: Wind freshening.

5.15am: Put clocks on 30 minutes.

[Sounding from 11.57am to 0.57pm]

1.13pm: Sighted steamer S60W.

4.12pm: Altered course ENE to close steamer.

5.0pm: Hauled in Patent Log. Altered course as requisite to close SS “Highland Loch”.

5.15pm: Boarded ditto. Papers correct. Cargo Frozen Meat.

6.10pm: Set course N26E - 10 knots.

[Distance run through the water: 206.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 5 all day, noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 74F]


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5 November 1914

From Rio de Janeiro to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -19.6, Long -39.3

4.40am: Sighted steamer with no lights ahead. Challenged - No reply. Exercised Action.

4.55am: Altered course as requisite for steamer.

5.15am: Stopped - Boarded SS Amiral Zede French. General Cargo - Papers correct.

6.5am: Proceeded N26E - 64 Revs.

7.54am: Sighted steamer N40W. 8.0am: Altered course West to close ditto.

8.14am: Stopped. Boarded SS “Delfland” (Dutch). Cargo 5,160 tons coal for Rio. Papers found correct.

9.11am: Proceeded. 9.15am: Set course N28E - 10 knots.

3.30pm: Hands preparing for coaling.

5.30pm: Sighted Abrolhos Light House N38E.

6.22pm: Let go Port anchor in 15 fathoms, veered to 5 shackles. Hands discharging provisions to HMS “Carnarvon”.

7.45pm: SS “Corinth” secured alongside.

[Anchorage Bearings: Abrolhos Light House N55E - 5.3 miles]

8.30pm: Commenced coaling.

10.40pm: HMS “Carnarvon” sailed.

[Distance run through the water: 219.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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6 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Montevideo or at Sea

Lat -18.3, Long -38.8

8.0am: Collier SS “Arlington Court” sailed.

8.30am: Completed with 680 tons coal.

9.55am: Collier cast off.

10.47am: Proceeded course S28W - 12 knots. Streamed Patent Log.

2.30pm: Sighted steamer S60W.

9.10pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darkened ship.

[Distance run through the water: 118.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Coal remaining: 967-14 + 680, Total 1647-14 tons]

[North easterly wind force 4 for most of day, noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 74F]


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7 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Monte Video or at Sea

Lat -22.7, Long -40.3

0.12am: Sighted light on starboard bow. 0.17am: Altered course to close steamer.

0.40am: Verified steamer SS “Jupiter” (Spanish). 0.45am: Proceeded S28W - 12 knots.

1.0am to 2.45am: Heavy prolonged rain squalls.

10.20am: Streamed Patent Log. Tested Port life buoy - found correct. Fore turret at Divisional Drill.

7.20pm: Streamed and reset Patent Log.

[Distance run through the water: 288 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Southerly winds force 4 to 5 in pm, rain and showers in am, noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 74F]


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8 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Monte Video or at Sea

Lat -26.8, Long -43.5

11.10am: Held Divine Service.

4.50pm: Sighted French steamer “Chargeurs Réunis” Line.

11.40pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes

[Distance run through the water: 294.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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9 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Monte Video, Rio de la Plata or at Sea

Lat -31.5, Long -47.6

1.20am: Put clocks back 20 minutes.

am: Ordinary Seamen at Seamanship Instruction. Supply parties at Divisional Drill. Stretcher party at drill. Remainder employed as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Fore turret and A group to Divisional Drill.

[Distance run through the water: 349.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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10 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Monte Video and at Monte Video

Lat -34.8, Long -53.2

10.5am: Bespoke SS “Hova” bound Liverpool.

1.30pm: Sighted land on Starboard bow N50W.

4.0pm: Sighted Lobos Island Light N88W. B and X Groups at divisional drill.

5.23pm: Lobos Island Light abeam.

5.45pm: Sighted HMS “Orama”, Made challenge, altered course N85W.

8.30pm: English Bank Light Vessel abeam, altered course N66W.

9.27pm: Stopped. Let go Port anchor in 5.5 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

[Anchorage Bearings: El Cerro Light 26.5 degrees Brava Point Light 85 degrees Flores Island Light]

[Distance run through the water: 337.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 61F]


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11 November 1914

From Monte Video to Sea or at Monte Video

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2

0.40am: Coal lighters came alongside.

0.50am: Commenced coaling ship.

10.55am: Completed with 635 tons coal.

Noon: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital

1.0pm: Put clocks back 1 hour.

0.30pm: HMS “Defence” sailed.

1.15pm: HMS “Otranto” sailed.

4.4pm: Weighed and proceeded. 4.10pm: Set course S57W, 10 knots.

5.0pm: Stopped. Communicated with HMS “Defence”. Discharged 1 Rating from Hospital to ditto.

5.13pm: Proceeded N80E, 10 knots.

6.20pm: Sighted Man of War SSE.

7.2pm: HMS “Glasgow” replied to challenge. 7.7pm: Course as requisite to close ditto.

7.35pm: Resumed course N80E.

9.30pm: Sighted Lobos Island Light N66E

[Distance run through the water: 150.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Coal remaining: 1001-10 tons + 635, Total 1636-10 tons]


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12 November 1914

From Monte Video to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -35.0, Long -54.3

0.5am: Lobos Island Light abeam 5.25 miles.

0.42am: Reduced to 8 knots. Courses as requisite on patrol beat to South of Lobos Island.

2.30am: Lobos Island Light obscured. Weather becoming thick and squally.

3.30am: Abnormal Phosphorescence all night. Weather thick.

6.0am: Sounded [16 fathoms]. 6.35am: [16 fathoms].

7.20am: Stopped. Dropped mark buoy.

8.45am: Picked up mark buoy.

8.50am: Proceeded N56E - 8 knots. Sounding continually.

9.50am: Fog lifted. Secured from Night Defence.

2.10pm: Sounded [23 fathoms]. 2.45pm: [23 fathoms].

2.55pm: Sighted HMS “Carnarvon” ahead. 3.0pm: Challenged ditto.

3.15pm: Sighted “Defence” astern. Challenged ditto.

4.30pm: Ordered to take station 6 miles S48E from Defence. Course and speed as requisite.

5.30pm: Took up station.

[Distance run through the water: 160.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 6 for much of day, sea state becoming rough in pm, very rough to high at midnight. Mist and fog in am, rain and lightning on and off in pm. noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 63F]


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13 November 1914

From Monte Video to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -33.4, Long -50.0

3.45am: HMS Defence switched on searchlight bore N32W.

9.0am: Altered course as requisite to take station astern “Defence”.

10.0am: Carried out Range Taking exercises.

11.15am: Completed exercise. Took station 5 miles on Starboard beam “Defence”.

1.0pm: Took up station altered course N44E, 12 knots.

[Distance run through the water: 257 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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14 November 1914

From Monte Video to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -30.0, Long -46.6

10.0am: Courses as requisite for carrying out Range Taking exercise. Gunlayers, sightsetters and Control Parties exercised.

11.30am: Completed exercise. Took station astern Carnarvon in single line.

4.30pm: Commenced Tactics. Courses as requisite.

5.15pm: Finished tactics - Took station 5 miles on Port beam of Flagship.

[Distance run through the water: 283 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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15 November 1914

From Monte Video to Abrolhos or at Sea

Lat -26.3, Long -43.3

[Not much happening today, all log entries shown here as an example:]

5.30am: Daylight - Secured from Night Defence.

6.0am: Altered course N49E.

10.0am: Divisions.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

11.40am: Lit fires in Nos 1, 2, 3 B Boilers.

1.0pm: Altered course N44E.

1.25pm: Let fires die out in Nos 1, 2, 3 C Boilers.

3.50pm: Hauled in and cleared Patent Log.

4.0pm: Quarters.

7.0pm: Exercised Action.

7.45pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darkened ship.

[Distance run through the water: 289 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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16 November 1914

From Monte Video to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -23.0, Long -40.6

5.40am: Altered course N80E to close [HMS] Defence, speed as requisite.

7.0am: Took station 5 cables astern Defence. Course N44E, 12 knots.

8.50am: Courses as requisite, speed as requisite for taking station 3 miles NNW from Flag and for carrying out Range Keeping exercise. Hands employed as requisite.

11.10am: Completed exercise. Courses and speed as requisite to take station Port Beam of Flag - 4 miles.

1.5pm: Took up station. Increased 13 knots.

9.40pm: Sighted steamer N9E. Altered course as requisite to bespeak SS “Campus” of Cardiff.

10.0pm: Course N29E 14 knots.

[Distance run through the water: 284.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[North easterly wind force 4 or 5 for most of day, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 74F]


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17 November 1914

From Monte Video to Abrolhos or at Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -19.1, Long -39.1

1.15am: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

1.40am: Sighted steamer N20E. 1.45am: Altered course as requisite to close ditto.

2.30am: Stopped. Boarded SS “Delta” from Amsterdam to Buenos Aires in ballast. Examined papers - found correct.

3.35am: Proceeded N28E, 14 knots.

3.40am: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

4.45am: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

5.30am: Sighted “Defence” and “Otranto”.

10.0am: Put clocks on 30 minutes.

3.40pm: Sighted Abrolhos Light House N40E.

4.49pm: Let go Port anchor in 15.5 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles. Hands prepared for coaling. Hoisted out boats and as requisite. Discharged 3 prisoners and 1 Marine Private to “Edinburgh Castle” for passage home.

[Anchorage Bearings: Abrolhos Light House N8E - 8,800 yards]

8.25pm: HM Ships “Orama” and “Otranto” sailed.

9.0pm: HMS “Defence” sailed.

[Distance run through the water: 283.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef received: 546 lbs]


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18 November 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

6.30am: Collier SS “Thistledhu” secured alongside.

7.50am: Commenced coaling.

am: Hands coaling ship and provisioning ship from HMS “Edinburgh Castle”.

Noon: HMS “Kent” sailed.

pm: Hazel Rod Fenders - 6 in number - crushed and broken.

1.40pm: HMS “Defence” anchored.

5.45pm: Discharged 1 Acting Warrant Officer to “Edinburgh Castle” for passage.

7.30pm: Completed with 820 tons coal.

8.0pm: Collier cast off.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Coal remaining: 862-6 + 820, Total 1682-16 tons]


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19 November 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

am: Hands provisioning and cleaning ship throughout.

11.30am: Discharged 1 Officer’s Cook 2nd class to Edinburgh Castle for passage home.

3.55pm: SS “Arlington Court” arrived.

4.0pm: HMS “Kent” arrived.

6.0pm: HMS “Defence” shifted berth.

7.15pm: HMS “Carnarvon” sailed. Hoisted and drew fires in Steam Boats.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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20 November 1914

At Sea

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

am: Supply Parties at Divisional Drill. Remainder rigging Pattern 3 target and as requisite.

Noon: HMS “Edinburgh Castle” sailed.

1.33pm: Weighed and proceeded Courses and speed as requisite.

1.45pm: Shaped course S40E - 8 knots.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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21 November 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -18.3, Long -38.7

2.0am: Abrolhos Light N35E - 22 miles.

7.48am: Stopped. Dropped Target.

8.15am: Proceeded as requisite - target in tow.

9.10am: Course as requisite for towing target for HMS “Defence”. Speed 5.5 knots.

10.25am: Towing wire and target broken up. Closed “Defence”.

11.40am: Proceeded Course North 10 knots.

1.55pm: Let go Port Bower in 14 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

[Anchorage Bearings: Abrolhos Light House N37.5E - 9,750 yards]

6.15pm: HMS “Orama” arrived.

[Distance run through the water: 162 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Northerly wind force 4 all am, noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 78F]


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22 November 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

7.20am: HMS “Kent” sailed.

10.0am: HMS Defence arrived.

9.5pm: SS “Ermington” arrived.

[Distance run through the water: 18 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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23 November 1914


[Note right hand edge of this page appears in next link]

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

6.30am: HMS “Carnarvon” sailed.

7.0am: SS “Adamton” arrived.

2.38pm: HMS “Kent” arrived.

4.0pm: SS “Pensilina” [?] arrived.

7.30pm: SS “Ruperra” arrived.

9.10pm: HMS Glasgow arrived.


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[Right hand edge of page for 23 November plus form for “Comparison of Standard with Compasses not recorded on other side” - not filled in]

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[Left hand side of “Record of Observations for Deviation”, filled with data, Signed by Captain WM Ellerton, and Navigation Officer H Spencer Cooper.]

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[Right hand side of page of data indicating: Place: Off Abrolhos, [Lat] 18 18 S [Long] 38 40 W, Date: November 24th 1914]

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[Page for “Steering Compasses”, not filled in, plus left hand edge of log page for 24 November]


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24 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Sea or at Sea

Lat -18.2, Long -38.8

7.5am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite.

8.0am: Stopped. Boarded SS “Itaquera”. Examined papers - found correct.

8.50am: Proceeded, course and speed as requisite for Target practice.

10.45am: Stopped - Recovered target from “Defence”.

11.30am: Proceeded S50E, 8 knots.

4.0pm: Aired bedding.

5.45pm: Reduced 7 knots. Courses as requisite for swinging ship.

7.45pm: Course S65E.

10.15pm: Sighted steamer S10W.

11.0pm: Stopped. Boarded SS “Rynland” [Rijnland?] (Dutch) Santos to Amsterdam. Papers correct.

11.40pm: Proceeded N74W, 7 knots.

[Distance run through the water: 32.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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25 November 1914

On Patrol off Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

7.0am: Hands preparing for coaling. Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

8.39am: Let go Port anchor, veered to 5 shackles in 15.5 fathoms.

9.45am: Collier “Priestfield” secured alongside.

10.20am: Commenced coaling.

am: Divers employed examining Under Water fittings.

[Anchorage Bearings: Light House Abrolhos S47E - 5.25 miles, Wreck S61E]

3.0pm: Completed with 400 tons coal.

3.5pm: SS “Priestfield” cast off.

8.30pm: Read warrant No 111. Discharged 1 Signal Rating to “Defence”.

[Distance run through the water: 145.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Coal Remaining: 2270-16 + 400, Total 1670-16]


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26 November 1914

On Patrol off Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -18.2, Long -39.6

9.0am: HMS “Invincible” with flag of Vice Admiral Sturdee and “Inflexible” arrived [more information about Vice Admiral Sturdee here].

9.27am: HMS “Kent” arrived.

10.35am: Weighed and proceeded. 10.48am: Set course S40W, 10 miles.

4.0pm: Read Warrant No 112.

7.15pm: Proceeded SW to close SS “Araguaya”. 7.30pm: Stopped. Boarded ditto.

9.30pm: Proceeded Course N24E, 9 knots.

[Distance run through the water: 13.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[NNE wind force 4 from noon onwards, noon air and sea temperature 78F]


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27 November 1914

On Patrol off Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

5.0am: Sighted Abrolhos Light N37E.

7.25am: Course as requisite to intercept SS “Taquary” [possibly Taquari] (Brazilian).

8.0am: Stopped. Boarded ditto. Papers correct.

9.0am: Proceeded 10 knots. Course as requisite.

10.35am: Let go Port Anchor in 15 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

am: Hands prepared for coaling.

[Anchorage Bearings: Light House N43E - 4.75 miles, Wreck S62E]

pm: Divers examining Under Water Fittings.

1.15pm: HMS “Orama” sailed.

2.10pm: HMS “Glasgow” arrived.

5.30pm: Collier “Priestfield” secured alongside.

6.0pm: Commenced coaling.

6.0pm: SS Royal Transport sailed. Party drawing Boatswain’s stores. Coaling ship.

10.22pm: Completed with 180 tons coal.

11.0pm: Collier cast off.

[Distance run through the water: 178.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Coal remaining: 1540-6 + 180, Total 1720-6 tons]


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28 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Isles or at Sea

Lat -18.3, Long -38.6

7.15am: SS Crown of Aragon arrived. HMS Orama arrived.

7.25am: Tested life-buoys - found correct.

10.16am: Proceeded with Squadron “Invincible” - flag of Vice Admiral Sturdee, Inflexible, Carnarvon, Kent, Glasgow. Took station astern of “Glasgow”, 12 knots.

4.0pm: Altered course to spread on Cruiser look out diagram to S62E, 12 knots.

5.20pm: Arrived in station - 11 knots. Course S8E.

6.45pm: Altered course S7W, Observed Deviation 1 degree W.

7.45pm: Altered course S13W to take up Night Formation, speed 12 knots.

[Distance run through the water: 16.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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29 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands or at Sea

Lat -22.5, Long -37.6

4.29am: Altered course S25E, 8.5 knots to take up Day cruising station.

5.0am: Resumed course S7W, 11 knots.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

6.30pm: Obtained Deviation 1.75W.

7.45pm: Altered course S59W - 12 knots to take up Night Cruising formation.

[Distance run through the water: 268.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[North easterly winds force 4 or 5 for much of pm, noon air and sea temperature 78F]


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30 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands or at Sea

Lat -26.0, Long -40.4

4.13am: Altered course S37W - 9 knots to take up day station.

9.0am: Divisions - Prayers. “A” Group and Fore Turret at Divisional Drill. Remainder as requisite.

3.30pm: Altered course as requisite to close “Glasgow” for firing.

3.54pm: Stopped. Dropped target. Course and speed as requisite for towing.

5.30pm: Hoisted in ditto. Course and speed as requisite for firing 1” sub-calibre.

[Barometer unshipped during firing]

6.30pm: Altered course S75W - 12 knots to take up station.

10.26pm: Altered course 16 Points. Took station on port beam “Inflexible”.

10.33pm: Stopped. Head South. Drifting to N80W (True) 1.5 knots estimated.

[Distance run through the water: 265.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1914


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1 December 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands or at Sea

Lat -28.0, Long -42.6

3.42am: Proceeded S55W - 11 knots.

6.35am: Altered course S37W - 9 knots to take up Day station.

am: Gunlayers and sightsetters at Drill. Steam Boats crews emptying their boats of coal. Remainder employed as requisite.

10.0am: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

7.50pm: Altered course N75W. Squadron turned together.

8.0pm: Increased 13 knots. Working up to 15 knots.

[Distance run through the water: 200.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Misty from noon onwards, noon air and sea temperature 79F]


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2 December 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands or at Sea

Lat -30.5, Long -46.1

7.35am: Altered course S37W 9 knots to take up Day cruising position.

am: B and X Groups at Divisional Drill. Remainder as requisite.

0.15pm: Put clocks on 30 minutes.

7.30pm: Altered course S32W - 12 knots to take up Night Cruising station.

[Distance run through the water: 262.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Pembroke Falkland Islands S22W - 1370 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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3 December 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands or at Sea

Lat -34.5, Long -48.2

6.12am: Altered course S16W, 9 knots to take up Day station.

am: Supply parties at Divisional Drill. Control Parties, Gunlayers, Sightsetters at Drill. Hands employed scraping ship and as requisite.

0.5pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

2.25pm: Altered course S50E to investigate Barque “Snowdon” of Boston - British - flying American colours.

2.35pm: Resumed course.

6.0pm: Observed Deviation 1 degree W.

[Distance run through the water: 270.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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4 December 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands or at Sea

Lat -38.7, Long -50.7

0.5pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

7.30pm: Increased to 12 knots to take up Night Cruising formation.

[Distance run through the water: 285.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North westerly winds force 3 to 4 for most of day, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 59F]


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5 December 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands or at Sea

Lat -43.0, Long -52.8

5.30am: Altered course S51W, Thick fog. Manned Fore Turret, A and B.

7.38am: Sighted HMS Inflexible N58W. Secured.

am: Hands cleaning ship throughout, scraping paintwork and as requisite. Tested life-buoys - found correct.

0.5pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

3.45pm: Fog. Visibility 1 mile.

6.30pm: Fog cleared, altered course S4W.

[Distance run through the water: 278.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Mist and fog from 5am to 6pm, noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 56F]


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6 December 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands or at Sea

Lat -47.7, Long -54.5

6.0am: Altered course S25E to take up Day cruising station.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

0.5pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

3.0pm: Changed over steering engine.

5.50pm: Altered course S25W to close “Inflexible”.

[Distance run through the water: 287.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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7 December 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, or at Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

3.15am: Secured from Night Defence - Daylight.

6.45am: Altered course S37W 13 knots to close Inflexible and take station astern.

8.0am: Sighted land S50W.

9.30am: In station astern “Inflexible” - altered course S50W. Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

10.30am: Courses and speeds as requisite to enter harbour.

10.52am: Stopped. Let go Port anchor in 7 fathoms, veered to 5 shackles. Hands scrubbing ship’s bottom and as requisite. Sounded round ship.

[Anchorage Bearings: Yorke Point S54E, Ordnance Point S55W, Doctor Point N89W]

pm: Hands employed scraping ship’s side and water line, discharging surplus gear to “Crown of Galicia” and as requisite.

5.30pm: Read Warrants Nos 113, 114.

6.0pm: Hands preparing for coaling.

[Distance run through the water: 277.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Coal remaining: 565 tons]


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8 December 1914

From Port Stanley to Sea or at Sea

Lat -51.7, Long -57.1

am: Lost Service Sailing Pinnace complete containing anchor, stock, cable 40 fathoms 3/8” chain, 2 Coir Fenders - 12 small hand scrubbers, 1 set of boat’s slings and cable box.

3.40am: HMS “Macedonia” anchored.

5.30am: Collier SS Royal Transport arrived.

am: Divers cleaning sludge [from?] doors of Submerged Tubes. Destroyed by shellfire - Mats, shot 1 in Number.

8.10am: Cruiser approaching from South. 8.13am: Raise steam for full speed.

8.20am: Lit fires in Nos 1 to 6 A, 4 to 9 B and 1 to 9 C Boilers.

8.54am: Shortened in to 2 shackles.

9.18am: "Action". [this entry underlined]

10.0am: Weighed in company with Invincible, Inflexible, Carnarvon, Kent and Glasgow.

10.30am: General signal "Chase". Sighted enemy 2 armoured cruises, 3 Light cruisers.

10.35am: Seal Rocks abeam. Shaped course East.

11.17am: Took station Starboard Quarter of Carnarvon, 16.5 knots.

[am: Working up to Full Speed. Run to Noon Patent Log 13.4, Knots 22, Tenths 3]

[Barometer Unshipped from noon to 8pm]

0.7pm: Proceeded independently - Full speed both. 0.40pm: Speed 21 knots.

[1.0pm - 4.0pm: As Requisite to chase Enemy’s Light Cruiser]

1.20pm: Enemy’s Light Cruisers separated to Southward. 1.32pm: Altered course SSE speed 22.75 knots to give chase.

2.40pm: Altered course SE.

2.47pm: “Glasgow” and “Leipzig” exchanged shots.

3.2pm: Action [this entry underlined]. Closing Leipzig, Glasgow on starboard bow of Cornwall - Kent on Port beam.

4.17pm: Opened fire on “Leipzig” 10,500 yards.

4.28pm. Enemy replied. 4.32pm: “Glasgow” took station on Port Quarter.

[2.0pm to 5.0pm: Average speed for 3 hours 22.75 knots approximately]

[5.0pm - 7pm: As Requisite for engaging Leipzig]

5.3pm: Altered course to clear enemy’s course for mines and as requisite.

5.30pm: Weather conditions becoming difficult.

[6.0pm: Weather changing, state of sea 3, mist and rain at 5.30pm]

6.50pm: Enemy on fire fore and aft.

7.16pm: Cease Fire. 7.20pm: Speed 18 knots and as requisite, enemy’s speed much reduced.

7.55pm: Opened Fire. 8.11pm: Ceased Fire.

9.0pm: DR [Direct Reckoning] Position: Lat 53 55 S, Long 55 12 W.

9.0pm: Stopped - Lowered Port boats to pick up survivors.

9.23pm: “Leipzig” foundered.

10.45pm: Hoisted boats and proceeded. Rescued 4 survivors (1 officer and 3 men).

11.5pm: Shaped course N67W - 15 knots.

11.34pm: Altered course West.

11.45pm: Let fires die out in No 5A Boiler.

[Distance run through the water: 25 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 44F]

[This was the Battle of the Falklands - for comprehensive information on the action see here and for other accounts and further background see here and here]


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9 December 1914

From Sea to Port William or at Sea

Lat -51.8, Long -57.0

Midnight: Hands to Night Defence - Darkened ship. Increased 15 knots.

3.0am: Daylight - Secured from Night Defence.

4.30am: Altered course West to close gunports. 4.50am: Resumed course N6W.

9.0am: Hands preparing for coaling and as requisite.

9.15am: Let fires die out in Nos 1, 2, 3, 8 B and 3, 4, 8 C Boilers.

0.10pm: Sighted steamer ahead.

0.20pm: Altered course S60W to close Norwegian Whaler.

1.7pm: 10 knots. Sounding.

2.30pm: Banked fires in Nos 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 A Boilers.

3.0pm: Lit fires in Nos 2, 4, 8 C and Let fires dies out in 4 to 9 B Boilers.

3.10pm: Sighted land ahead - Volunteer Point.

4.25pm: Sighted Pembroke Island Light House S20W.

5.0pm: Courses as requisite for entering harbour.

5.30pm: Let go Port anchor in 7 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles in Port William.

5.40pm: Let fires die out in 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 A [Boilers].

6.30pm: Discharged 4 German prisoners to HMS “Canopus”.

11.30pm: HMS “Glasgow” arrived.

[Anchorage Bearings: Yorke Point S53E, Ordnance Point S53W, Doctor Point S89W]

[Distance run through the water: 372 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Coal remaining: 168-8 tons]

[North westerly wind force 4 for much of day, mist and rain in am, fog in early pm, noon temperature 45F, sea temperature 44F]


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10 December 1914

At Port William, Falkland Islands

Lat -51.7, Long -57.8

5.0am: Spread fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace. Hands preparing for coaling and as requisite.

am: Hands scraping paintwork, ship's side, repairing damage, and as requisite.

0.40pm: Collier SS Royal Transport secured alongside.

1.0pm: Commenced coaling ship.

2.45pm: Half masted colours. 3.0pm: Rehoisted ditto.

3.50pm: Finished coaling - 171 tons - taken in Starboard bunkers to list ship.

4.0pm: Listed ship 15 degrees to Starboard to effect waterline repairs to Port side.

4.20pm: SS Royal Transport cast off.

8.30pm: Let fires out in Picket Boat.

9.15pm: Darkened ship.

[Distance run through the water: 53 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 1015 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 135-4 + 171, Total 306-4 tons]


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11 December 1914

At Port William, Falkland Islands

Lat -51.7, Long -57.8

3.0am: Divers and Carpenters working about the ship's bottom.

3.45am: HMS “Bristol” arrived.

4.40am: SS “Pensilva” arrived.

6.30am: HMS “Invincible” and “Inflexible” arrived.

9.0am: Hands scraping ship and as requisite. Divers working on ship’s bottom. Remainder employed as requisite.

10.20am: “Crown of Arragon” arrived.

11.55am: SS Nankin [probably this ship] arrived. Eased list of ship to 5 degrees to Starboard.

1.30pm: Landed Funeral Party to attend funeral of men killed in action.

2.35pm: Halfmasted colours.

6.20pm: HMS “Carnarvon” arrived.

7.50pm: SS Tregurno arrived.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[South westerly wind force 4 to 6 in middle of day, noon temperature 38F]


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12 December 1914

At Port William, Falkland Islands

Lat -51.7, Long -57.8

6.0am: SS “Orissa” sailed. [There are two possibilities for this ship - either this one, or this, with additional information here, which does not completely agree with the previous references]

6.30am: Divers working on ships bottom.

9.0am: Hands employed scraping ship. Divers and Carpenters working on ship’s bottom. Tested lifebuoys - found correct.

10.30am: HMS “Orama” arrived.

am: SS Arlington Court, Langoe [possibly this ship, which changed its name later], Impoco arrived.

3.45pm: Discharged 1 Rating to “Crown of Galicia”.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Chief and First Class POs [Petty Officers] to 7.0pm.

4.17pm: Collier SS Trevanion arrived.

8.30pm: Hands getting in 6” ammunition and as Requisite.

9.0pm: Finished diving for the night.

[Number on sick list: 15]


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13 December 1914

At Port William, Falkland Islands

Lat -51.7, Long -57.8

2.45am: Hands finished taking in 6” ammunition.

5.40am: HMS Bristol sailed.

6.55am: SS Errington Court secured alongside.

7.20am: Commenced coaling.

8.45am: HMS “Inflexible”. 9.45am: HMS “Glasgow” sailed.

11.15am: Discharged Naval Instructor CS Franklin and Sub Lieutenant Stride RNR for passage home.

11.30am: Day men and spare hands ammunitioning ship.

3.10pm: C-in-C visited ship, and congratulated Carpenter Ratings on the good work on ship's bottom.

3.30pm: SLS “Dawe” rejoined from Hospital.

4.20pm: HMS “Carnarvon” sailed.

pm: Hands coaling ship, ammunitioning ship and oiling ship.

9.0pm: Discharged 1 AB to HMS “Kent”.

10.0pm; Hands coaling and ammunitioning ship.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 843 lbs]


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LOG BOOK – DECEMBER 14TH 1914 TO FEBRUARY 28TH 1915


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[Page with details of log and ship, as follows:]


Name

Lieutenant Commander H Spencer-Cooper

Address

HMS “Cornwall” c/o GPO

Log of HMS “Cornwall”

Commanded by Captain WM Ellerton

For the Period

Commencing

Monday 14th of December 1914

Ending

Sunday 28th of February 1915


Tonnage (Displacement)

9800 tons



Extreme Length

463 feet



Extreme Breadth


63 feet



Engines

Manufacturer

Hawthorn Leslie and Co



IHP

Natural Draught 22000, Forced Draught [blank]


Description

Vertical triple expansion - quadruple cylinders



When fixed on board

1903


Boilers

Manufacturer

Hawthorn Leslie and Co



Description

Babcock and Wilcox



When made

1903




When put in Vessel

1903


Paddle Wheels or

Manufacturer

Hawthorn Leslie and Co


or Screw Propeller

Description

Twin - 3 bladed Griffiths modified Phosphor Bronze



General state of Repair

Good

[Signed]

WM Ellerton, Captain



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

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Establishment of Ship’s Company (1914):


Officers

43

Seamen

210

Boys

86

Marines

86

Engine-room Establishment

228

Other non-executive ratings

56

Total

709


Barometer




Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial



Name of Maker and number

CF Casella and Co London No AM 726



Height of cistern above sea

15 feet



Thermometers for Air Temperature




Position in Ship

Fore Bridge



Whether in screen

Yes



Maker and No

J Hicks London

Date From

To


MO A/321

14 Dec 1914

28 Feb 1915


MO a/8847



Thermometer for Sea Temperature


Date From

To

Maker and No

a/M 295 J Hicks

14 Dec 1914

28 Feb 1915

Position of Standard Compass

Fore Upper Bridge



Deviation of Standard Compass

Date obtained

Position



December 15th 1914

Lat 50 48 S, Long 61 55 W


Armament




Position

Nature and Number of Guns and Mountings


Various

14 - 6” BL Mk VII



8 - 12 Pounder 12 cwt, PIII Mountings



3 - 3 Pounder QF



2 - .303 Maxim




Torpedo Armament

2 Submerged Tubes



Boats


Number of each carried

Length and Description

1

56ft Steam Picket Boat

2

40ft Steam Pinnace

1

42ft Sailing Launch

1

36ft Sailing Pinnace

3

32ft Sailing Cutter

1

30ft Sailing Cutter

2

30ft gigs

1

27ft Whaler


Miscellaneous Information

Forward

Ft in

Aft

Ft in

Draught of water with Bunkers full, and complete

27 4

26 2

With Provisions, Stores and Water



Load draught

25 6

25 0

Number of Tons necessary to increase draught 1 inch

46.6


Number of Tons of Coal Carried (43 cubic feet per ton)



(a) At load draught

1600


(b) With bunkers full

1678


(c) In places other than Bunkers

Nil


Number of Tons of Oil Fuel carried

Nil


Quantity of Water carried:



(a) For Boilers

144 tons


(b) For Drinking

72 tons


Cadets Tanks

126 tons



[Signed] WM Ellerton, Captain, H Spencer-Cooper, Navigating Officer.


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14 December 1914

From Port William, Falkland Islands or at Sea

Lat -52.0, Long -57.9

2.0am: Hands coaling ship.

8.30am: Spread fires in Nos 4 To 9 Boilers.

8.50am: Completed with 1490 tons coal.

9.20am: Collier Cast off.

9.30am: Hoisted and drew fires in Steam Boats.

10.3am: Weighed. 10.17am: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

10.49am: Streamed Patent Log.

10.50am: Lit fires in Nos 1 To 6a Boilers.

10.56am: Cape Pembroke abeam WNW - 2.5 miles.

11.5am: Shaped course SSW. Noon: Working up to Full speed.

0.30pm: Lit fires in Nos 1 To 9 C Boilers.

2.0pm: Altered course S50W. 2.15pm: Reduced Speed, working down to 13 knots.

2.30pm: Sighted Sea Lion Islands S83W.

3.40pm: Altered course West. Speed 13 knots.

4.15pm: Banked fires in Nos 1 To 6 a Boilers. Observed Deviation Time Azimuth Sun 3 degrees 45 minutes W.

8.0pm: Altered course N75W.

8.45pm: Exercised “Action”. 9.0pm: Hands to Night Defence - Darken ship.

[Distance Run: 23.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Pembroke Light N22E, 17 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 72.8 + 1490.0 Total = 1562.8 tons]

[Weather fine in am, overcast in pm, noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 45F]


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[Table of Comparisons of Standard with Compasses not recorded on other side - not filled in, overlain on log page for 15 December]

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[Left hand side of Compass deviation table with numerical data, overlain on log page for 14 December]

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[Right hand side of Compass deviation table, with numerical data, overlain on log page for 15 December. Place: Off Jarson Islands [presumably Jason Islands] Falklands, [Lat] 50 48 S, [Long] 51 55 W, Date: December 15th 1914]

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[Page, not filled in, headed “Steering Compasses”, overlain on log page for 14 December]


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15 December 1914

From Port William, at Sea

Lat -49.7, Long -62.3

2.45am: Sighted Jason Islands on Starboard Bow.

3.20am: Day light - Secured from Night Defence.

5.15am: Connected Fore Bridge steering. 5.20am: Reduced 32 Revs. Courses as requisite for swinging ship.

7.15am: Finished swinging. Shaped course N24W. Increased 13 knots.

9.30am: Fog. A1, B1 and Fore Turret Gun’s crews closed up. Connected Conning Tower Steering gear.

am: Gunlayers and Sightsetters of guns at drill. Remainder of hands cleaning ship throughout.

11.0am: Let fires die out in Nos 3, 4, 5, 6 a [boilers].

11.50am: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

pm: X1, Y1 and Aft Turret crews closed up at Foremost guns.

1.40pm: Fog cleared.

4.0pm: Quarters.

8.45pm: Exercised General Quarters. 9.0pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darken ship.

9.11pm: Hauled in Patent Log. 9.15pm: Streamed ditto.

[Distance Run: 305.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Delgada Point Light House N8W - 421 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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16 December 1914

From Port William, at Sea

Lat -44.6, Long -63.8

3.40am: Daylight - Secured from Night Defence.

9.0am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: B and X Groups to Divisional drill. Remainder employed as requisite.

5.15pm: Sighted land NW by N.

5.40pm: Sighted Man-of-War N11W. Altered course S12W.

7.20pm: Sighted HMS “Carnarvon”.

7.27pm: Altered course N10E. 7.42pm: Altered course S14W.

9.0pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darken ship.

[Course and Distance made good: N11W - 316 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Delgada Point Light N4E - 109 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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17 December 1914

Lat -45.6, Long -66.

3.50am: Daylight - Secured from Night Defence.

4.0pm: Sighted land W by N.

5.0pm: Altered course S79W.

6.0am: Leones Island Beacon N31W - 8.7 miles.

6.30am: Altered course N71W.

7.24am: Altered course S70E. 7.40am: Altered course S10W, 11.5 knots.

9.0am: Divisions. Banked fires in 1, 5, 7 B and 1, 5 C [boilers]. Spread fires in Nos 1, 2 a, 2 B and 2, 6 C Boilers.

am: Fore supply parties at drill. Remainder of hands employed as requisite. Gunlayers and Sightsetters of all guns at drill.

2.0pm: Altered course S59E.

7.45pm: Exercised Action.

8.0pm: Sighted steamer E by S.

9.0pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darken shop.

9.30pm: Altered course N80E - Sounded continually.

10.30pm: Altered course S22E, 8 knots.

Midnight: Altered course South, 10 knots.

[Distance run through the water: 303.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Three Points S23E - 101 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Weather fine apart from rain in late am, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 57F]


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18 December 1914

At Sea off Patagonia

Lat -49.0, Long -66.1

1.25am: Sighted steamer S5E.

3.0am: Sighted darkened ship S40W. HMS “Carnarvon” replied.

3.16am: Sighted Penguin Island Light SSW. 3.20am: Altered course S79W.

4.0am: Sighted land ahead.

4.15am: Altered course N79E. 4.25am: Altered course S79W. 5.0am: Altered course S30W.

5.45am: Altered course S52E, 12 miles.

6.30am: Increased 15 knots. Altered course South. Penguin Island Light S60W, 2.5 miles.

7.0am: Fog. Reduced 10 knots. Lit fires in Nos 5 and 6 a Boilers.

8.45am: Banked fires in Nos 2 B and 4, 9 C Boilers.

am: Gunlayers and Sightsetters and after Supply Parties at drill. Remainder as requisite.

10.30am: Fog cleared. Increased 15 knots.

Noon: Altered course S30W.

4.0pm: Quarters. Physical Drill.

5.30pm: Sighted land on Starboard bow.

6.0pm: Altered course SW.

7.15pm: Altered course West 10 knots. 7.36pm: South - 7 miles.

8.15pm: Altered course North.

8.37pm: Challenged by “Carnarvon” - Replied.

9.0pm: Altered course South - 7.5 miles. Exercised Action. 9.15pm: Hands to Night Defence.

[Distance run through the water: 260.1 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: North Point - Santa Cruz, S48W - 103 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Mist and fog through middle of day, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 51F]


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19 December 1914

At sea off Patagonia

Lat -52.0, Long -68.3

3.30am: Day light - Secured from Night Defence.

6.30am: Altered course S40E.

am: Tested life buoys - found correct. Hands employed cleaning ship throughout.

11.40am: Communicated (visual) with “Carnarvon”.

0.45pm: Lit fires in Nos 3 and 4 a Boilers.

1.25pm: Sighed steamer N71W.

1.45pm: Cape Virgins Light abeam - 10 miles.

2.10pm: Let fires die out in Nos 1, 2, 3 B Boilers.

3.30pm: Altered course South.

5.10pm: Sounded [25 fathoms]. Sounded continually.

5.30pm: Altered course SW. 6.0pm: Altered course SE.

6.15pm: Altered course N30E.6.22pm: Altered course S75E. Lost overboard by accident - Lead, sinker 42 lbs and tube complete for Kelvin Sounding Machine.

9.50pm: Exercised Action.

10.0pm: Hands Night Defence. Darken ship.

[Distance run through the water: 235.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Virgins - Magellan Strait, S4W - 19.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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20 December 1914

At Sea off Staten Island

Lat -54.8, Long -63.5

2.50am: Secured from Night Defence.

3.40am: Sighted land S by W.

5.30am: Sighted Staten Island on Starboard bow.

6.40am: Altered course South. 7.30am: Altered course N72E.

8.0am: Courses as requisite for examining harbours of Staten Island.

9.30am: Divisions. 10.0am: Held Divine Service.

10.30am: Completed examination of harbours on North side of Staten Island - Found nothing.

2.15pm: Completed examination of harbours on South coast Staten Island - found nothing.

2.30pm: Shaped course S35W.

5.30pm: Altered course S26W. Speed 8 knots.

9.35pm: Exercised General Quarters.

9.45pm: Hands to Night Defence - Darken ship.

[Distance run through the water: 288 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape St John - Staten Island N68E - 9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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21 December 1914

At Sea off Cape Horn

Lat -55.5, Long -67.9

2.45am: Daylight - Secured from Night Defence.

4.0am: Altered course N88W.

5.45am: Commenced Sounding.

7.10am: Sighted land N. 7.15am: Altered course North.

7.50am: Altered course N80W. Cape Horn N7W - 7 miles.

9.15am: Fore Turret and A group at Divisional Drill.

10.0am: Altered course N14W. Remainder of hands as requisite.

0.25pm: Altered course West. 1.14pm: Altered course N86E.

3.20pm: Altered course S55E.

4.30pm: Altered course SE. 4.40pm: Altered course N20E.

6.0pm: Sounding continuously.

6.37pm: Courses as requisite up Richmond Road and around Picton Island.

7.5pm: Lit fires in Nos 1, 2, 3, B Boilers.

8.17pm: Sighted Argentine Man-of-War off Garden Island - Picton Island.

8.50pm: Altered course S83E - Speed 10 knots.

9.45pm: Hands to Night Defence - Darken ship.

10.0pm: Lit fires in Nos 4 To 9 B and Let fires die out in 1, 2, 3 C.

Midnight: Altered course N52E.

[Distance run through the water: 251 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Harvey Point - Navarin Island [Punta Harvey, Isla Navarino] N54E - 17.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Mist and fog in am, showers at times in pm, noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 47F]


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22 December 1914

At Sea

Lat -53.6, Long -66.6

2.55am: Secured from Night Defence.

3.5am: Altered course N8W through Le Maire Strait.

4.40am: Altered course N61W.

5.25am: Cape San Diego abeam 6 miles.

9.0am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Y group, after turret’s crews, Gunlayers and Sightsetters, control parties at drill. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

5.20pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

6.45pm: Sighted Cape Virgins Light N21W.

7.15pm: Altered course NW.

7.20pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes. 7.30pm: Altered course N80W.

8.45pm: Banked fires in Nos 5 and 6 a Boilers.

9.35pm: Hauled in Patent Log. Exercised Action.

9.40pm: Hands to Night Defence Stations.

9.51pm: Cape Possession Light abeam - 5 miles.

10.40pm: Stopped. 10.43pm: Let go Port Bower in 17 fathoms, veered to 8 shackles.

[Anchorage Bearings: Cape Possession Light House N84E - 6.5 miles]

[Distance run through the water: 275.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Dungeness Light N44W, 98 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Westerly wind force 4 or 5 for most of day (though force 7 at 6pm), barometric pressure relatively low but stable. Weather fine, noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 45F]


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23 December 1914

Possession Bay [Bahia Posesión], Magellan Straits

Lat -52.3, Long -69.3 [estimated]

[At single anchor]

am: “B” and “X” groups at divisional drill. Remainder of hands chipping paintwork and as requisite.

2.45pm: Argentine steamer passed going Eastwards.

4.0pm: Quarters.

9.55pm: Exercised Action.

10.0pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darkened ship. SS “Tregurno” - Admiralty collier arrived.

[Distance run through the water: 127.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Squally south westerly winds force 4-6 to 6-8 for most of day]


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24 December 1914

Possession Bay, Magellan Straits

Lat -52.3, Long -69.3

1.45am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

2.50am: Secured from Night Defence.

3.0am: Hands prepared for coaling.

5.30am: Collier SS “Tregurno” secured alongside.

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

am and pm: Hands coaling ship.

11.50am: HMS “Carnarvon” arrived.

6.30pm: Completed with 1209 tons of coal.

7.20pm: Collier cast off.

8.0pm: Hoisted in and drew fires in Steam Boats.

10.55pm: Exercised Action. 11.0pm: Hands to Night Defence.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 734 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1400 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 501.10 + 1209.0, Total 1710.10 tons]


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25 December 1914

From Magellan Straits to Port William

Lat -52.3, Long -69.3

[At single anchor]

3.0am: Secured from Night Defence.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

11.0am: Performed Divine Service [as this is Christmas Day].

2.45pm: HMS “Carnarvon” finished coaling.

3.0pm: Admiralty Collier SS “Tregurno” sailed.

4.0pm: Weighed. 4.3am: Proceeded as requisite, 12 knots.

4.25pm: Streamed Patent Log. 4.45pm: Set course East. Cape Possession Light abeam.

5.0pm: Lit fires in Nos 1 To 9 C Boilers.

6.0pm: Observed deviation by phi [symbol] Dungeness Light phi Cape Virgins Light 3.75 degrees East.

6.32pm: Cape Virgins Light abeam - 8.25 miles.

7.0pm: Altered course N54E - 10 knots.

8.0pm: Observed deviation time Azimuth = 3.5 degrees East. Banked fires in Nos 1 To 4 a Boilers.

9.30pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darken ship.

10.35pm: Put clocks on 5 minutes.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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26 December 1914

Possession Bay to Port William or at Sea

Lat -51.6, Long -64.2

2.45am: Put clocks on 5 minutes.

2.55am: Thick fog.

3.40am: Fog cleared - Secured from Night Defence.

4.40am: Banked fires in Nos 5 and 8 B and 5C and Let fires die out in Nos 1 To 6 a Boilers.

5.30am: Put clocks on 5 minutes.

am: Hands cleaning ship throughout. Tested life-buoys found correct.

3.10pm: Altered course N52E - 10 knots to close Collier.

9.5pm: Exercised Action. 9.15pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darken ship.

Midnight: Altered course East.

[Course and Distance made good: 195 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Jason West Cay N71E - 108 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fog then mist in am, fine weather in pm, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 52F]


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27 December 1914

From Possession Bay to Port William or at Port William - Falkland Islands

Lat -51.3, Long -57.9

2.35am: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

3.0am: Daylight. Secured from Night Defence.

4.10am: Put clocks on 5 minutes.

6.0am: Visibility 3 miles.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.25am: Sighted land on Starboard bow. Held Divine Service.

11.30am: Connected Fore Bridge steering gear, altered course S52E.

1.0pm: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

2.0pm: Commenced sounding. Fog very thick.

2.21pm: Sighted Cape Pembroke Light SW - 3.25 miles. Courses and speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

3.4pm: Stopped. 3.5pm: Let go Port anchor in 7 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

[Anchorage Bearings: Navy Point S4W, Ordnance Point S87E, Tussac Point S32E]

3.25pm: Banked fires in Nos 4, 6, 7, 9 B and 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 C Boilers.

8.55pm: Exercised Action. 9.5pm: Hands to Night Defence - Darken Ship.

11.20pm: Spread fires in Nos 4 To 9 B and 4 To 9 C Boilers.

[Course and Distance made good: 255 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Volunteer Point S22E - 13 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 564 lbs]

[Misty weather until 4pm, squally north easterly wind force 5-6 then 6-8 in evening, with rain and lightning, moderating by midnight]


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28 December 1914

At Port William

Lat -51.7, Long -57.8 [estimated]

[At single anchor]

1.45am: Banked fires in Nos 4 To 9 B and 4 to 9 C Boilers.

3.0am: Day light - Secured from Night Defence.

7.0am: SS “Tregurno” shifted berth.

am: Hands scraping ship’s side. “A” group and Fore Turret at Divisional Drill. Special Training Class under Instruction. Struck fore-topgallant mast and Main yard.

pm: Hands scraping ship’s side and as requisite. Struck main topgallant mast.

3.45pm: Discharged 2 Signal Ratings ashore for duty.

4.15pm: Read warrant No 116. Gave leave to CPOs and POs to 7.0pm.

6.15pm: Norwegian Whaler SS Polunia [?] arrived.

8.0pm: Banked fires in Picket Boat.

9.10pm: Darken ship. 9.15pm: Exercised Action. 9.24pm: Hands to Night Defence.

[Distance run through the water: 31 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 585 miles]


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29 December 1914

At Port William

Lat -51.7, Long -57.8

[At single anchor]

6.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.0am: Let fires die out in Nos 7, 8, 9 C Boilers.

am: Hands employed scraping ship’s side. Party transporting stores from SS “Crown of Aragon” [Crown of Arragon] to shore. Placed Main Topmast Gaff.

pm: Hands employed scraping ship’s side. Provision Party as in forenoon.

1.0pm: Let fires dies out in Nos 6C Boiler.

4.15pm: Gave leave to Chief and First class PO to 7.0pm. Embarked Boatswain’s and Engineer’s stores.

8.0pm: Lit fires in Nos 5, 6 a Boilers.

8.45pm: Let fires out in second steam pinnace.

9.0pm: Banked fires in Nos 1, 2, 3 C Boilers. Exercised Action.

9.10pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darken ship.

11.20pm: Banked fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 992 lbs]


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30 December 1914

At Port William

Lat -51.7, Long -57.8

[At single anchor]

0.30am: Fog closed down. Visibility 500 yards.

1.0am: Fresh squall from NNE for 20 minutes.

3.0am: Secured from Night Defence.

4.0am: Heavy squall.

8.0am: Let fires die out in Nos 4 and 5 C Boilers.

am: Provisioning party shifting stores from SS “Crown of Aragon” [sic] to shore depôt. Hands scraping ship’s side and as requisite. Training Class under Instruction.

10.50am: Spread fires in Nos 4 To 9 B Boilers.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

3.0pm: 1 Rating joined from SS “Crown of Arragon” for cell punishment.

4.20pm: Read Warrant No 117.

5.0pm: Read Warrant No 118.

9.15pm: Exercised Action. 9.22pm: Hands to Night Defence - Darken ship.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 920 lbs]

[Wind northerly and north easterly in am, with fog and lightning in early am, weather fine in pm, with wind north westerly force 4 to 6. Barometric pressure relatively low and falling until 8pm]


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31 December 1914

At Port William

Lat -51.7, Long -57.8

[At single anchor]

3.0am: Secured from Night Defence.

5.0am: Lit fires in second Steam Pinnace.

am: Hands painting aloft and as requisite.

7.0am: SS “Falkland” arrived [there have been several ships of this name].

am: Hands painting down aloft and as requisite. Provision Party transferring stores from SS “Crown of Arragon” to depôt. Divers rigging diving boat. Remainder employed as requisite.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon. Divers examining submerged tubes.

4.30pm: Banked fires in Nos 4 To 9 B Boilers.

6.15pm: SS “Westborough” sailed.

7.15pm: Let fires out in Steam Pinnace. Banked fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 8]



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1915


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1 January 1915

At Port William

Lat -51.7, Long -57.8

[At single anchor]

8.0am: Hoisted [HMS] Inflexible’s Picket Boat for repairs.

am: Hands painting ship. Provision party employed at Naval Depôt.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.30pm.

9.35pm: Hands to Night Defence.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 1197 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: 1265-8 tons]


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2 January 1915

At Port William

Lat -51.7, Long -57.8

[At single anchor]

3.0am: Secured from Night Defence.

5.0am: Lit fires in second Steam Pinnace.

am: Tested life buoys - found correct.

10.0am: SS “Orita” [Orita (1) listed here] arrived.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout.

1.55pm: SS “Ruperra” Collier came alongside.

2.20pm: Commenced coaling. Lost by accident shovels Pattern 646b overboard whilst coaling, 2 in Number.

pm: Hands coaling ship.

5.0pm: SS “Orita” sailed.

6.0pm: 2 Signal Ratings rejoined from duty ashore.

7.0pm: Completed with 465 tons coal.

7.30pm: Collier cast off.

9.0pm: Hoisted and drew fires in Picket Boat, also first and second Steam Pinnace.

9.15pm: Darken ship.

10.20pm: Exercised Action. 10.30pm: Hands to Night Defence.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 1386 lbs, Vegetables 1420 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: 1696-0 tons]


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3 January 1915

From Port Stanley Falkland Islands to St Helena or at Sea

Lat -51.7, Long -57.8

[At single anchor]

0.30am: Banked fires in Nos 4 To 9 B Boilers.

3.0am: Daylight - Secured from Night Defence.

5.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

6.30am: HMS “Australia” arrived.

7.0am: Let fires die out in Nos 5 and 6 a Boilers.

am: Hands preparing for sea.

10.30am: Spread fires in Nos 4 To 9 B Boilers.

11.25am: Held Divine Service.

11.45am: SS Hanka arrived (British Whaler) arrived.

0.50pm: Hoisted and drew fires in Picket Boat.

1.0pm: Weighed. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

1.30pm: Shaped course N58E (compass) 11 knots. 1.40pm: Cape Pembroke abeam.

1.47pm: Streamed Patent Log.

2.30pm: 12 knots. Lit fires in Nos 4 To 9 C Boilers.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.35pm: Let fires die out in Nos 1, 2, 3 B [Boilers].

5.25pm: Helm jambed [jammed] amidships for 15 minutes. Connected Conning Tower Steering Gear.

6.0pm: Connected Fore Bridge Steering gear.

8.45pm: Darken ship. 8.50pm: Exercised Action. 8.55pm: Hands to Night Defence.

10.0pm: Connected Conning Tower steering gear.

11.0pm: Put clocks on 7 minutes.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 1051 lbs]


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4 January 1915

From Falkland Islands to St Helena or at Sea

Lat -49.9, Long -51.6

2.45am: Put clocks on 8 minutes.

3.15am: Day light - Secured from Night Defence.

4.30am: Put clocks on 7 minutes.

9.0am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Gunlayers, Sightsetters, of all guns, and Control parties at drill. A group and Fore Turret at divisional drill. Special Training Class under Instruction.

8.10pm: Connected Conning Tower steering.

8.45pm: Exercised Action. 8.55pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darken ship.

11.0pm: Put clocks on 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N66E - 262 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Helena N48E - 3036 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[South westerly wind force 5 for much of day, with mist or drizzle off and on, noon air and sea temperature 45F]


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5 January 1915

From Falkland Islands to St Helena or at Sea

Lat -47.5, Long -45.1

3.15am: Put clocks on 8 minutes.

4.40am: Put clocks on 7 minutes.

am: Gunlayers and Sightsetters of 6 inch guns and Control parties at drill. V group and after turret at divisional drill. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 120.

11.15pm: Put clocks on 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N60E - 290 miles]


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6 January 1915

From Falkland Islands to St Helena or at Sea

Lat -44.8, Long -39.0

2.10am: Put clocks on 8 minutes.

7.0am: Put clocks on 7 minutes.

8.0am: Lit fires in Nos 1, 2, 3 B Boilers.

9.15am: Let fires die out in Nos 7, 8, 9 B Boilers.

am: Gunlayers and Sightsetters at Drill. B and X groups at Divisional Drill. Seamanship Training Class under Instruction. Remainder employed as requisite.

6.50pm: Exercised Action.

8.0pm: Darken ship. 8.15pm: Hands to Night Defence.

11.5pm: Put clocks on 9 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N58E - 301.5 miles]

[Weather mostly fine, westerly or south westerly winds force 5 or 6 all day, sea state rough from noon onwards, noon air and sea temperature 52F]


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7 January 1915

From Falkland Islands to St Helena or at Sea

Lat -41.6, Long -33.7

2.10am: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

3.30am: Secured from Night Defence.

5.0am: Put clocks on 9 minutes.

9.0am: Divisions. Prayers.

am: Ordinary Seaman Training Class under Instruction. Gunlayers and Sightsetters and Control Parties at drill. Fore Supply Parties at Divisional Drill.

8.10pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darken ship.

9.0pm: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N51E - 294 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Helena N47E - 2150 miles]


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8 January 1915

From Falkland Islands to St Helena or at Sea

Lat -38.5, Long -29.4

0.40am: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

4.5am: Secured from Night Defence.

5.5am: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

8.0am: Lit fires in Nos 1, 2, 3 C Boilers.

9.25am: Let fires die out in Nos 4, 5, 6 B Boilers.

am: Gunlayers, Sightsetters and Control Parties at drill. After Supply parties at Divisional Drill. Hands scraping paint-work and as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Aired bedding.

8.15pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darken ship.

10.30pm: Lit fires in Nos 5 and 6 a Boilers.

11.5pm: Put clocks on 17 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N48E - 290 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Weather fine with light winds, noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 65F]


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9 January 1915

From Falkland Islands to St Helena or at Sea

Lat -35.2, Long -24.9

0.55am: Let fires die out in Nos 1, 2, 3 B Boilers.

3.0am: Put clocks on 19 minutes.

4.25am: Put clocks on 17 minutes.

5.15am: Secured from Night Defence.

am: Hands cleaning ship throughout. Tested lifebuoys - found correct.

7.0pm: Exercised Action.

8.0pm: Lit fires in Nos 1 To 4 a Boilers.

8.30pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darken ship.

9.35pm: Let fires die out in Nos 7, 8, 9 C Boilers.

10.30pm: Put clocks on 5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N48E - 288 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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10 January 1915

From Falkland Islands to St Helena or at Sea

Lat -31.5, Long -21.2

2.0am: Put clocks on 6 minutes.

5.15am: Secured from Night Defence.

5.45am: Put clocks on 6 minutes.

9.25am: Hands to muster by Ledger. 9.30am: Divisions. Held Divine Service.

6.50pm: Exercised Action. Observed deviation Time Azimuth = 4 degrees East.

9.15pm: Put clocks on 5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N40E - 297 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Helena N42E - 1275 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Weather fine with light winds, noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 71F]


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11 January 1915

From Falkland Islands to St Helena or at Sea

Lat -28.0, Long -17.4

0.15am: Put clocks on 5 minutes.

5.0am: Put clocks on 5 minutes.

am: “A” group and Fore Turret at Divisional Drill. Ordinary Seaman Training Class under Instruction. Gunlayers and Sightsetters of guns, and Control Parties at drill.

2.0pm: Worked up to 13 knots.

6.50pm: Exercised Action. Fired one 6 inch round from Fore Turret to expand Objurator Pad.

8.30pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darken ship.

10.45pm: Put clocks on 5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N44E - 288 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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12 January 1915

From Falkland Islands to St Helena or at Sea

Lat -24.2, Long -13.6

0.5am: Put clocks on 5 minutes.

4.5am: Put clocks on 5 minutes.

5.45am: Secured from Night Defence.

6.0am: Observed position stars Lat 25 10 S, Long 14 32 W: 6am.

7.30am: Lit fires in Nos 1, 2, 3 B Boilers.

8.0am: Hauled in and cleared Patent Log.

9.20am: Let fires die out in Nos 4, 5, 6 C Boilers.

am: Y group and After Turret at Divisional Drill. Special Ordinary Seaman Training class at Instruction. Marines at Infantry Drill. Remainder as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Aired bedding.

[Course and Distance made good: N41E - 307 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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13 January 1915

From Falkland Islands to St Helena or at Sea

Lat -20.4, Long -9.9

9.15am: Hauled in and cleared Patent Log. Stokers aired bedding.

am: “B” and “X” groups at Divisional Drill. Gunlayers, Sightsetters and Control Parties of all guns at drill. Ordinary Seaman Training Class at Seamanship.

4.0pm: Quarters. Aired bedding.

6.45pm: Exercised Action.

7.52pm: Hands to Night Defence.

[Course and Distance made good: N42E - 308 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Helena N42E, 372 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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14 January 1915

From Falkland Islands to St Helena

Lat -16.6, Long -6.4

6.0am: Secured from Night Defence.

9.0am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: Supply parties at drill. Gunlayers, Sightsetters and control parties of all guns at drill. Remainder preparing ship for coaling and as requisite.

11.5am: Sighted land N72E.

Noon: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

1.0pm: Put clocks back 23 minutes.

3.15pm: Challenged War signal station who replied.

3.40pm: Course and speed as requisite for approaching James Bay.

4.10pm: Stopped. 4.15pm: Came to with Port Bower in 30 fathoms, veered to 9 shackles.

[Anchorage Bearings: Abeam starboard Sugarloaf N83E, Church S25E, Horse Pasture Point S69W]

5.10pm: Collier “Daghestan” [possibly this ship] came alongside.

4.25pm: Let fires die out in Nos 1 To 6 a Boilers and Banked fires in Nos 1, 2, 3 C Boilers.

8.30pm: Let fires out in Steam Pinnace.

8.45pm: Darkened ship. Manned port guns for night defence.

[Course and Distance made good: N40E - 310 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: West Point - St Helena N51E - 48 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 386-12 tons]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 73F]


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15 January 1915

At St Helena

Lat -15.9, Long -5.7 [estimated]

[At single anchor]

5.12am: Commenced coaling.

am and pm: Hands coaling ship.

3.45pm: Completed with 1315 tons coal.

6.0pm: Hands cleaning ship.

7.50pm: Exercised Action.

8.0pm: Hands to Night Defence Stations.

9.30pm: Collier SS Daghestan cast off and anchored.

[Distance run through the water: 58.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 380 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1500 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 366.0 + 1315.0, Total 1681.0 tons]


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16 January 1915

At St Helena

Lat -15.9, Long -5.7

[At single anchor]

4.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

5.15am: Secured from Night Defence.

am: Divers examining under water fittings. Hands employed cleaning ship throughout. Tested Port Life-buoy, found correct.

pm: Divers examining under water fittings. Special Training Class away boat-pulling. Remainder cleaning ship and as requisite.

9.45pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darken ship.

Midnight: First Steam Pinnace banked fires.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 420 lbs, Vegetables Received: 3500 lbs]


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17 January 1915

At St Helena

Lat -15.9, Long -5.7

[At single anchor]

5.15am: Secured from Night Defence.

6.0am: Spread fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.30am: Divisions. 10.15am: Performed Divine Service.

2.0pm: Gave leave to POs and CPOs to 6pm.

6.50pm: Exercised Action.

9.0pm: Moored and banked fires in first Steam Pinnace.

9.45pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darken ship.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 440 lbs]


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18 January 1915

At St Helena

Lat -15.9, Long -5.7

[At single anchor]

am: Divers examining under-water fittings. Special Training Class away boat-pulling. Remainder as requisite.

10.0am: HMS Albion arrived.

pm: Hands employed embarking Bullion and as requisite.

10.30pm: Banked fires in first Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 729 lbs]


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19 January 1915

At St Helena

Lat -15.9, Long -5.7

[At single anchor]

5.35am: Collier SS “Daghestan” proceeded alongside “Albion”.

am: Y group and after turret at divisional drill. Special Training Class and Boys away boat-pulling. Remainder as requisite.

1.15pm: Mailboat SS “Umvuma” [probably this ship] arrived.

pm: Hands employed scraping and as requisite. Special Training Class and Boys away pulling.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 119, 120 and 121.

7.0pm: Collier “Daghestan” anchored.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 382 lbs, Vegetables Received: Potatoes 7000 lbs]


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20 January 1915

From St Helena to St Vincent Cape Verde Islands or at Sea

Lat -15.1, Long -6.3

Draught: Forward 26’ 6”, Aft 25’ 11”.

5.15am: Secured from Night Defence.

6.30am: Shortened in cable to 3 shackles.

7.0am: Weighed in company with HMS “Albion” and proceeded as requisite.

7.15am: Took up station astern of “Albion”. Shaped course N6W, 11.5 miles. Streamed Patent Log.

8.0am: Put clocks back 13 minutes.

9.0am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.15am: “B” and “X” groups at Divisional Drill. Gunlayers, Sightsetters and Control Parties at Drill. Special Training Class at Instruction. Remainder employed as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Physical Drill.

6.20pm: Exercised Action.

7.30pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darken ship.

[Course and Distance made good: N31W, 58.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Vincent N30W, 2227 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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21 January 1915

From St Helena to Cape St Vincent or at Sea

Lat -11.0, Long -8.7

5.25am: Secured from Night Defence.

7.55am: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

am: Fore Supply parties at Divisional Drill. Seamanship Training Class under Instruction. Gunlayers and Sightsetters of 6 inch guns at drill. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

7.0pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darken ship.

[Course and Distance made good: N30W - 286 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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22 January 1915

From St Helena to Cape St Vincent or at Sea

Lat -6.9, Long -11.1

9.0am: Divisions. Inspected hammocks.

9.30am: Carried out Range-finding exercise. Courses as Requisite.

9.50am: After Supply parties at divisional drill.

11.40am: Course N6W. Regained station ahead of “Albion”.

4.0pm: Quarters.

6.10pm: Exercised Action.

[Course and Distance made good: N30W, 280 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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23 January 1915

From St Helena to Cape St Vincent or at Sea

Lat -2.9, Long -13.5

5.35am: Secured from Night Defence.

7.55am: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

am: Hands cleaning ship throughout. Tested Port Life-buoy - found correct.

6.40pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darken ship.

[Course and Distance made good: N31W, 284 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Vincent N30W - 1377 miles

[Number on sick list: 9]


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24 January 1915

From St Helena to Cape St Vincent or at Sea

Lat 1.4, Long -16.3

7.30am: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

10.5am: Hauled in and cleared Patent Log. Streamed ditto.

10.15am: Held Divine Service.

[Course and Distance made good: N33W, 299 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Weather overcast in am, some mist and rain in pm, noon temperature 84F, sea temperature 81F]


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25 January 1915

From St Helena to Cape St Vincent or at Sea

Lat 5.6, Long -18.5

5.30am: Altered course North - 79 Revs to take station abeam 3.5 miles of “Albion”.

5.42am: Secured from Night Defence.

7.45am: Arrived in station. Resumed course N8W.

am: Port 6 inch guns both turrets and fore control party at drill.

9.45am: Commenced Range Finder exercise with HMS “Albion”.

10.15am: Negative exercise on account of mist. Altered course N26W to form single line ahead.

11.0am: Took up station.

5.50pm: Exercised Action.

6.30pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darken ship.

[Course and Distance made good: N27W - 285 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Weather misty from noon onwards]


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26 January 1915

From St Helena to Cape St Vincent or at Sea

Lat 9.5, Long -20.9

6.0am: Altered course N6.5W to take station 3.5 miles on Starboard beam of Albion.

8.45am: Arrived in station. Resumed course.

9.0am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.45am: Commenced Range Finder Exercise. Gunlayers, Sightsetters, Control Parties, A and X groups at drill. Training Class under Instruction. Remainder as requisite.

11.45am: Resumed course N10W.

0.42pm: Proceeded independently of “Albion”, altered course N13W - 83 Revs.

1.5pm: Hauled in and cleared Patent Log.

6.20pm: Hands to Night Defence.

[Course and Distance made good: N32W - 278 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Vincent N30W - 515 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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27 January 1915

From St Helena to Cape St Vincent

Lat 13.7, Long -23.7

6.0am: Secured from Night Defence.

7.50am: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

am: Hands employed scraping ship, preparing for coaling and as requisite. Stokers and Boys mustering bags.

3.30pm: Sighted Fogo Island N17W.

6.10pm: Darken Ship. Hands to Night Defence.

8.0pm: Altered course N57W.

9.30pm: Retarded clocks 5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N32W - 297 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[North easterly wind force 5 or 6 all day, weather fine in am, showers then overcast later, noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 73F]


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28 January 1915

From St Helena to St Vincent or at St Vincent [now São Vicente, Cape Verde]

Lat 16.9, Long -25.0 [estimated]

3.20am: Sighted Machado Light N17W. 3.30am: Altered course N19W.

4.0am: Reduced to 10 knots. Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

5.15am: Altered course N15E, Point Machado abeam 1 mile.

5.38am: Altered course East - Passaro Island bore East.

5.50am: Secured from Night Defence.

6.10am: Course and speed as requisite for anchoring.

6.29am: Stopped. Let go Port anchor in 8 fathoms, veered to 4 shackles.

[Anchorage Bearings: Passaro Island Light N5W, Punta de Ribeira Julian N25E, Fort Flagstaff S88E]

6.15am: [HMS] Canopus sailed. HMS “Edinburgh Castle” in harbour.

7.35am: Collier “Venus” [just possibly this ship] came alongside.

8.30am: Commenced coaling.

9.30am: HMS Albion arrived.

am: 1 Electrician joined from “Edinburgh Caslte” [Castle].

pm: Coaling ship. Lost by accident shovels - Pattern 646b overboard by accident whilst coaling 1 in Number.

7.0pm: Completed with 1150 tons coal.

8.15pm: Collier cast off.

8.50pm: Exercised Action.

9.15pm: Let fires out in first Steam Pinnace.

10.30pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darken ship.

[Distance run through the water: 219.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 400 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1100 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 533-2 + 1150-0, Total = 1683-2 tons]


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29 January 1915

From St Vincent to Gibraltar and at Sea

Lat 16.9, Long -25.0

4.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

5.50am: Secured from Night Defence.

am: Hands employed ammunitioning ship and as requisite.

pm: Hands ammunitioning ship and as requisite. Divers examining under water fittings. Remainder employed as requisite.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 10”, Aft 26’ 4”]

3.0pm: Drew fires in and hoisted Picket Boat.

4.0pm: Employed embarking Engineers, Carpenters and Boatswain’s stores.

5.45pm: Let fires out and hoisted Steam Pinnace.

6.0pm: Weighed. 6.3pm: Proceeded as requisite “Albion” in company.

6.13pm: Passaro Island abeam to Port, 8 knots.

6.25pm: Shaped course N58E - 11.5 knots. Exercised Action.

6.35pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darken ship. Streamed Patent Log.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 400 lbs]


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30 January 1915

From St Vincent to Gibraltar and at Sea

Lat 19.5, Long -22.9

3.0am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

6.5am: Secured from Night Defence. Tested life-buoys - found correct.

8.50am: Read Warrant No 122.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 124.

5.15pm: Exercise Action.

6.0pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: N39E - 203 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Maspalomas Light Grand Canary N39E - 643 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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31 January 1915

From St Vincent to Gibraltar and at Sea

Lat 22.7, Long -20.0

3.0am: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

6.5am: Secured from Night Defence.

9.30am: Hands to Muster by Ledger. Received Xmas Card given by Their Majesties the King and Queen [perhaps a little late!].

10.10am: Held Divine Service.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.10pm: Exercised Action. 5.50pm: Hands to Night Defence.

[Course and Distance made good: N40E - 254 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Gibraltar N43E - 1104 miles]



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1915


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1 February 1915

From St Vincent to Gibraltar and at Sea

Lat 26.0, Long -16.9

3.0am: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

6.12am: Secured from Night Defence Stations.

am: A group and Fore Turret at Loader. Gunlayers and Sightsetters and Control Parties at drill. Special Training Class at Seamanship. Hands employed scraping ship and as requisite.

4.30pm: 6 knots. HMS “Albion” hauled out of line flying disregard flag in order to bury a Rating. Half-masted colours.

4.50pm: Stopped. 5.0pm: Proceeded 11.5 knots. Hoisted colours.

5.5pm: Exercised Action. 5.40pm: Hands to Night Defence.

10.20pm: Sighted Maspalomas Light [Gran Canaria] N26E.

[Course and Distance made good: N41E - 255 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Gibraltar N44E - 849 miles]


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2 February 1915

From St Vincent to Gibraltar and at Sea

Lat 29.4, Long -13.9

0.28am: Sighted Areynaga [probably Arinaga] Light N15.5E.

1.25am: Sighted Isleta Light N8W.

2.25am: Isleta abeam 19.2 miles.

3.0am: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

5.50am: Passed small steamer steering SW.

6.17am: Secured from Night Defence.

am: Y group and after turret at Divisional drill. Gunlayers and Sightsetters of 6 inch guns and control parties at drill. Remainder as requisite.

5.45pm: Hands to Night Defence.

[Course and Distance made good: N37E - 260 miles]

[Weather fine, barometric pressure relatively high and steady, easterly and north easterly wind force 2 or 3, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 64F]


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3 February 1915

From St Vincent to Gibraltar and at Sea

Lat 32.8, Long -10.3

3.0am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

9.0am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: B and X groups at Divisional Drill. Gunlayers, Sightsetters and control parties of 6 inch guns at drill. Remainder scraping ship and as requisite.

2.20pm: Altered course ExS to avoid suspicious object, which proved to be an old target. 2.30pm: Resumed course N63E.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.40pm: Hands to Night Defence - Darken ship.

11.0pm: Put clocks on 20 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N43E - 275 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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4 February 1915

From St Vincent to Gibraltar and at Sea

Lat 35.8, Long -6.1

3.0am: Put clocks on 20 minutes.

5.0am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

7.0am: Secured from Night Defence. Daylight.

am: Fore Supply parties at drill. Special Training Class at Seamanship. Remainder employed scraping ship and as requisite.

0.37pm: Cape Spartel abeam 3.2 miles.

2.0pm: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace. Sighted Europa Point Light N70E.

3.10pm: Altered course N19E. Took station 1 mile astern of “Albion”.

3.45pm: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

4.0pm: Stopped both. 4.45pm: Secured alongside No 1 Berth, North Mole.

[Secured alongside North Mole]

6.10pm: HMS “Pelorus” arrived.

7.0pm: Let fires die out in second Steam Pinnace.

11.45pm: Let fires die out in Picket Boat.

[Course and Distance made good: N49E - 277 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Gibraltar N64E, 40 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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5 February 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4 [estimated]

[Secured alongside North Mole]

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

6.35am: HMS “Pelorus” sailed.

7.10am: Commenced coaling.

8.0am: HMS “Queen Elizabeth” arrived.

am and pm: Hands coaling ship.

0.45pm: Read warrant No 126.

2.5pm: HMS “Cordelia” arrived.

3.15pm: HMS “Wear” arrived.

4.30pm: Completed with 780 tons coal.

5.0pm: HMS “Queen Elizabeth” alongside Detached Mole.

6.0pm: HMS Pelorus arrived.

6.30pm: Gave special leave to Starboard Watch to 10pm.

11.40pm: Let fires die out in Picket Boat.

[Fresh Beef Received: 800 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2550 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 914-0 + 780-0, Total = 1694-0 tons]


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6 February 1915

From Gibraltar to Plymouth

Lat 36.0, Long -5.6

Draught: Forward 26’ 10”, Aft 26’ 4”.

4.15am: Lit fires in second Steam Pinnace.

8.10am: HMS “Cordelia” sailed. Discharged 5 Privates RMLI to “Albion”.

am: Tested lifebuoys - found correct. Hoisted and drew fires in Steam Boats.

10.0am: Cast off hawsers. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

10.38am: Course S14W - 13 knots.

Noon: Altered course N75W.

3.40pm: Obtained Deviation Standard compass 3.5 degrees W.

4.55pm: Hauled in Patent Log. Reduced 50 Revs. Course as requisite for swinging ship.

5.0pm: Passed HMS “Irresistible” and “Majestic”.

5.50pm: Finished swinging. Resumed course and speed.

6.0pm: Exercised Action. Darken ship.

6.30pm: Hands to Night Defence.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 16 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape St Vincent N21W - 178 miles]

[Fresh Beef Received: 800 lbs]


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7 February 1915

From Gibraltar to Plymouth and at Sea

Lat 36.7, Long -10.5

1.0am: Obtained deviation by Pole Star Azimuth = 1.25 degrees West.

7.20am: Hauled in and cleared Patent Log.

8.0am: Reduced 50 Revs. Courses as requisite for swinging ship to adjust compasses.

9.15am: Finished swinging. Resumed course and speed.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.40am: Held Divine Service.

6.0pm: Quarters. 6.5pm: Exercised Action.

6.40pm: Hands to Night Defence.

[Course and Distance made good: Various - 245.5 miles]

[Weather mostly fine, though overcast in pm, noon air and sea temperature 59F]


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8 February 1915

From Gibraltar to Plymouth and at Sea

Lat 40.6, Long -11.3

4.25am: Altered course N60W to avoid steamer.

5.0am: Resumed course N17E.

7.20am: Secured from Night Defence.

7.43am: Hailed in and cleared Patent Log.

9.30am: Divisions - Prayers.

am: A group and Fore Turret at Divisional Drill. Special Training Class at Seamanship. Remainder scraping ship and as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters.

6.40pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various - 260 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Finisterre N35E - 165 miles]


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9 February 1915

From Gibraltar to Plymouth and at Sea

Lat 44.1, Long -10.7

am: Neptune Rotator, Log line complete lost overboard and carried away.

[1.0am: Log carried away]

7.30am: Secured from Night Defence. Closed up Submarine Defence Groups.

7.50am: Streamed Patent Log.

am: Hands scraping ship and as requisite. Both turrets and 12 Pounder gun’s crews at drill. Submarine Defence groups at their stations.

5.50pm: Exercised Action.

6.25pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darken ship.

[No log readings after 6pm - Out of order]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 214 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ushant N41E - 350 miles]

[Squally winds, variable in direction - from north westerly to south westerly, force 4-7 or 5-6 for most of day, sea state very rough for most of day, showers, including hail, in pm. Noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 55F]


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10 February 1915

From Gibraltar to Plymouth and at Sea

Lat 48.0, Long -7.3

7.15am: Secured from Night Defence. Closed up day Submarine Defence.

9.30am: Divisions - Prayers. Read Warrants Nos 127, 128, 129, 130 and 131.

am: Special Training Class at Seamanship. Remainder scraping and as requisite.

6.0pm: Increased 18 knots. Hands to Night Defence - Darken ship.

7.20pm: Sighted Flare of Ushant SE by E.

10.30pm: Sighted Lizard Light.

10.40pm: Altered course to avoid Drift net vessel. 10.45pm: Resumed course.

11.43pm: Lizard Light abeam 9 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: N30E - 268 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ushant N74E - 93 miles]


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11 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2 [estimated]

0.20am: Sighted Eddystone Light ahead.

1.30am: Altered course NE - Eddystone abeam 1.5 miles. Hauled in Patent Log.

2.0am: Course and speed as requisite.

2.10am: Stopped. KHM [King’s Harbour Master] boarded ship and piloted her as requisite to No 6 Buoy Hamoaze.

3.10am: Secured to No 6 Buoy.

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.0am: Divisions. Prayers.

am: Hands employed scraping and painting Upper Deck and Mess Deck. Remainder employed in boats and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed scraping and as requisite.

3.0pm: Tugs secured alongside.

3.15pm: Slipped and proceeded alongside No 6 Wharf.

3.50pm: Secured alongside.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch and first Part Port Watch to 7am.

6.0pm: Let fires out in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

9.0pm: Manned B1 for Night Defence. Darken ship.

[Fresh Beef Received: 408 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1250 lbs]


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12 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 6 Wharf]

6.0am: Lieutenant Fligg joined Ship.

9.0am: Hands employed getting in Paymasters stores and Chipping paintwork on Mess deck. Remainder employed as requisite.

0.45pm: SS Allanta [Atlanta] came alongside.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Boys to 5pm.

pm: Starboard Watch employed disembarking Bullion. Remainder of Hands chipping Paintwork on Mess deck and as requisite.

3.15pm: Discharged 1 PO to Depot.

3.20pm: HMS Diana shifted berths.

4.15pm: HMAS Australia proceeded out of Harbour.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch and second part Port Watch to 7.0am.

4.40pm: SS Atlanta cast off. Landed Patrol.

9.0pm: Darkened Ship. BI Gun manned for Night defence.

[Fresh Beef Received: 1109 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 650 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 42F]


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13 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 6 Wharf]

6.10am: Hands employed cleaning Ship.

7.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

8.40am: Hands employed getting out Torpedoes, scraping and red leading Ship’s side and as requisite.

11.20am: Shifted berth to No 7 Wharf.

1.45pm: Paid money.

2.0pm: Hands employed furling Quarter Deck awning. Gave leave to Port Watch and second part of Starboard Watch from 2.45 until 7am Sunday [on this Saturday]. First Part of Starboard Watch for Exercised employed getting out Ammunition.

3.0pm: Let fires die out in Picket Boat.

4.0pm: First Part Watch employed getting out Ammunition.

9.45pm: Marine Bullion escort arrived on board.

10.45pm: Darken ship.

[Bread Received: 1300 lbs]

[A damp, squally day with mostly south westerly winds force 4-6 or 5-7 from noon]


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14 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 7 Wharf]

Dockyardmen working aboard: 18 Fitters, 12 Labourers.

10.35am: Held Divine Service.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am. Drew fires in Picket Boat.

1.35pm: SS “Themistocles” [one of these ships] moored astern. HMS “Eclipse” shifted berth.

2.30pm: Gave leave to Boys to 5pm.


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15 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 7 Wharf]

Dockyardmen aboard: 32 Boilermakers, 18 Fitters, 70 Various.

6.30am: SS Themistocles sailed.

7.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

am: Parties drawing Dockyard stores. Remainder scraping ship’s bottom, Upper Deck and as requisite. Class of Marine Recruits on board for training.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon. HMS “Eclipse” proceeded alongside No 6 Wharf.

3.0pm: Let fires out in Picket Boat.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch and first part Port Watch to 7am. Leave to Boys to 7pm.

7.0pm: Two ABs [Able Seamen] joined ship from [HMS] “Defiance”.

9.0pm: Darken ship. Manned B1 night Defence.

[Fresh Beef Received: 687 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1250 lbs, Bread Received: 600 lbs]


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16 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 7 Wharf]

Dockyardmen working aboard: 32 Boilermakers, 18 Fitters, 90 Various.

5.30am: Lit fires in Second Steam Pinnace.

6.10am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.0am: Hands employed chipping ship’s side and returning Gunner’s and Boatswain’s stores.

10.0am: Wardroom cook joined ship from depot.

1.15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

1.30pm: One CPO, one PO first class and 26 ratings joined ship from depot. 18 ratings discharged to depot.

3.48pm: Let fires die out in second Steam Pinnace.

4.15pm: Assistant Paymaster Kinsey joined ship.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch and second part of Starboard until 7am. Port Watch of Boys till 7pm.

8.40pm: Darkened ship. Manned B1.

[Bread Received: 400 lbs]


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17 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 7 Wharf]

Dockyardmen aboard: 31 Boilermakers, 9 Electrical fitters, 63 Various.

9.0am: Hands employed scrapping [scraping] and chipping ship’s side. Gunners and Bosun’s party returning stores in dockyard, remainder employed as requisite.

1.15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon, and returning fore and main yards [?] to dockyard.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch and second part Port Watch 4.30 to 7.0am.

5.0pm: Gave leave to boys till 7pm.

5.40pm: HMSS Sarnia shifted berth.

6.30pm: HMS Cordelia sailed.

8.40pm: Darken ship.

[Bread Received: 600 lbs]


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18 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 7 Wharf]

Dockyardmen aboard: 29 Boilermakers, 43 Fitters, 34 Various.

7.30am: Gave 5 days leave to Starboard Watch and both watches of Irishmen till noon 23rd.

9.0pm: Irish party of both watches proceeded on 5 days leave. Liberty men Starboard Watch proceeded on leave at 9.30am. Hands employed scraping ship’s side and as requisite.

10.0am: Discharged and received Ammunition. Bosun’s party drawing stores.

1.15pm: Clearer lower deck. Leave for port watch except natives.

1.30pm: Remainder of hands employed as in forenoon.

6.30pm: Leave for 2/3 Natives till Sunday 7.0am [on this Thursday].


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19 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 7 Wharf]

Dockyardmen aboard: 29 Boilermakers, 43 Fitters, 35 Various.

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning Mess Decks.

8.30am: Working party from RN barracks: 81 Stoker Ratings, 65 Seamen Ratings.

8.35am: Hands employed: 12 with Bos’n Drawing stores, 6 with Gunner Drawing stores, 8 with Carpenter Drawing stores, 6 with Armourer dismounting A1 Gun, 6 with Torpedo Gunner Drawing stores, 5 Clearing out Chain Lockers, 5 Scrubbing Bottom, 4 with Ship’s Steward getting up provisions.

9.10am: Stoker’s care and maintenance party arrived.

am: Hands employed painting ship’s side.

1.15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

2.0pm: 1 CPO joined ship from depot.

2.30pm: Working party returned to Barracks for pay. 4 Privates joined ship from depot.

3.0pm: Second ship’s steward left for depot.

4.30pm: Gave leave to second part of Blue Watch from 4.30pm until 7.0am Sunday [on this Friday].

5.30pm: 11 ABs joined ship from depot.

9.0pm: Rounds.

[Fresh Beef Received: 303 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs, Bread Received: 100 lbs]


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20 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 7 Wharf]

Dockyardmen aboard: 29 Boilermakers, 43 Fitters, 52 Various.

6.30pm: Hands employed cleaning Mess Decks and flats.

8.30am: Barrack working party arrived: 81 Stoker ratings, 65 Seamen ratings.

8.35am: Hands employed: 12 with Bos’n drawing stores, 6 with Gunner drawing stores, 8 with Carpenter drawing stores, 6 with Armourer dismounting A1 gun.

8.40am: 2 Signalmen ratings joined ship. Care and maintenance party arrived.

am: Hands painting ship’s side.

11.45am: Cleared Lower deck, read warrant No 132.

1.10pm: Hands employed same as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Gave leave to first part of Blue Watch from 4.30pm until 7am Sunday [on this Saturday].


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21 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 7 Wharf]

Dockyardmen on board: 20 Boilermakers, 28 Labourers, 17 Fitters, 32 Various.

9.40am: Divisions and prayers.

10.15am: Liberty men Landed.

am: 91 Stokers working on board from RN Barracks.

pm: Landed Liberty men and boys at 1.30pm.

[Weather fine, barometric pressure relatively low and falling, noon temperature 34F]


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22 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 7 Wharf]

Dockyardmen on board: 36 Boilermakers, 39 Labourers, 17 Fitters, 19 Masons, 26 Various.

4.30am: Received from Bull point 20 - 6 inch Projectiles.

7.40am: Hands employed washing down and clearing up upper deck.

8.30am: Working party from RN barracks: Seamen ratings 65, Stoker ratings 90.

8.35am: Hands employed: 12 with Bos’n drawing stores, 6 with Gunner G drawing stores, 9 with Gunner T drawing stores, 8 with Carpenter drawing stores, 8 with Armourer working on A1, 13 Side Party, 5 Ship’s Steward, Remainder as requisite.

1.10pm: Hands employed:- 12 with Boatswain Drawing stores, 6 with Gunner Drawing stores, 6 with Gunner Drawing stores, 6 with Torpedo Gunner Drawing stores, 8 with Carpenter Drawing stores, 8 with Armourer Drawing stores, 2 with Ship’s Steward, remainder painting ship’s side.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men.

4.40pm: One Musician joined ship from Eastney.


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23 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 7 Wharf]

Dockyardmen aboard: 39 Boilermakers, 17 Fitters, 44 Labourers, 31 Various.

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.40am: Hands employed scrubbing Quarter deck.

8.5am: Barrack working party arrived: 81 Seaman ratings 75 Stoker ratings. Remainder painting ship’s side and as requisite.

8.15am: Hands employed: 8 Armourer, 12 with Bos’n, 6 Gunner G, 7 Gunner T, 8 Carpenter.

9.0am: Depot Launch arrived for duty of ship.

Noon: Lit fires in second Steam Pinnace.

1.10pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch and first Part Starboard till 7am.

5.0pm: Let fires die out in second Steam Pinnace.


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24 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 7 Wharf]

Dockyardmen on board: 35 Boilermakers, 17 Fitters, 38 Labourers, 18 Various.

6.10am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for provisioning.

8.0am: Barrack working party: 50 Seamen and 90 Stokers.

8.15am: Hands employed with Boatswain 12, with Gunner (G) 6, with Gunner (T) 7, with Carpenter 8, with Armourer 8. Remainder painting ship and provisioning.

9.30am: One Bandsman sent to Eastney Depot.

11.20am: Nine Marines joined ship from depot.

1.20pm: Hands employed as in forenoon, second part of Port Watch employed for coaling preparations. 1 Corporal discharged to Marine Barracks.

2.20pm: HMS Carron proceeded alongside Coaling Wharf.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch and first Part Port till 6.30am. Mr Evans Sub Lieutenant joined the ship. 5.30pm: Ash Lighter cast off at 5.30. Two coaling transporters came alongside. SS Statesman sailed.

8.40pm: Darken ship.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 409 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs]


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25 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 7 Wharf]

Dockyardmen aboard: 3 Boilermakers, 3 Fitters, 1 Labourer.

5.0am: Lit fires in second Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Hands employed preparing for coaling ship.

7.30am: Hands Commenced coaling ship.

8.0am: 48 Seamen lent to ship for coaling from depot.

9.0am: Barrack working party arrived: 48 Seamen, 90 Stokers.

am: Hands coaling ship.

10.15am: HMS Carron towed down harbour.

0.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 500 Tons.

1.30pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

1.45pm: 1 Electrical Artificer discharged to HMS Defiance, 3 Boys joined ship from depot.

3.0pm: Commenced Basin trial.

3.55pm: Finished Basin trial.

3.30pm: Hoisted in Picket Boat, first Steam Pinnace and sailing Pinnace.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch and second Part Starboard Watch until 11pm.

5.15pm: Let fires die out in second Steam Pinnace.

9.0pm: Rounds.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 32F]


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26 February 1915

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship (Saturday routine).

8.30am: 69 Stoker ratings joined ship from Depot, 1 Warrant Officer.

8.45am: 6 Midshipmen left the ship.

9.15am: 47 Stokers ratings and boys left ship for depot.

11.30am: 6 Stoker ratings joined ship.

1.15pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.45pm: Lieutenant Whitehead left ship.

2.0pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea. Hoisted in second Steam Pinnace and let fires die out.

2.30pm: Mr Pearn Gunner (T) left ship.

2.45pm: Cast off hawsers and proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour; tugs in charge.

3.2pm: Exercised General Quarters.

3.20pm: Tugs cast off.

3.40pm: Penlee Point abeam 3 cables. Shaped Course SW.

3.53pm: Streamed Patent Log.

4.0pm: Altered course S14W, revs 112. 4.14pm: Eddystone Light House abeam, altered course S65W (Magnetic).

4.0pm - 5.20pm: Mean Course S65W.

5.20pm: Altered course S15W. 5.30pm: Altered course East. 5.47pm: Mean Course S65W.

6.45pm: Placed Bow and Steaming Lights and tested them.

7.35pm: Altered course N86W. 7.36pm: Sighted Lizard on Starboard Bow.

10.26pm: Altered course Port to pass a steamer. 10.34pm: Resumed Original Course.

11.30pm: Altered course NW.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 810 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1500 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 5 or 6 in pm, when misty and sea becoming rough by midnight. Noon temperature 34F]


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27 February 1915

From Devonport to Avonmouth or at Sea

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7 [estimated]

0.30am: Altered course N, increased to 124 revs.

6.0am: Courses as requisite to avoid submarine attack. Mean Course S65E.

6.23am: Sighted Lundy Island Light bearing S87E.

6.40am: Secured from Night Defence Stations.

8.15am: A1, B1 and Cable Deck guns close up.

[8.35am - 9.50am alternating course from N86E to S64E every 20 minutes]

9.14am: Sighted HMS Lance.

11.0am: Courses and speeds as requisite for Entering harbour.

11.8am: Patent Log hauled in showing 309.2.

0.20pm: Stopped Engines. 0.25pm: Let go Port Anchor, 6 Shackles.

1.15pm: Hoisted out Picket Boat. Hands employed as requisite.

1.45pm: HMS Lance anchored on Port Bow.

2.0pm: Sighted 4 Destroyers W by S.

2.10pm: Challenged and received reply (HMS Ferret).

3.43pm: HMSs Ferret, Forrester, Defender, Druid anchored.

4.0pm: Quarters. No 3 Submarine Defence Group closed up.

4.10pm: HMS Ferret, Forrester, Defender, Druid weighed and shifted berth.

4.15pm: HMS Lance weighed and proceeded up Channel.

5.15pm: Hoisted in Picket Boat.

5.25pm: Sighted 3 Destroyers W by S.

5.35pm: Covered Guns and Searchlights.

5.40pm: Challenged destroyers and received reply.

5.55pm: Destroyers anchored. Shortened in. 6.0pm: Weighed. 6.5pm: Proceeded. Courses and speeds as requisite for proceeding up harbour and to lock Avonmouth.

7.30pm: Proceeded into harbour. Worked Engines as requisite.

8.35pm: Finished Securing.

[Wind reducing in am, noon temperature 55F, sea temperature 54F]


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28 February 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7 [estimated]

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

6.30am: SS Franconia entered basin.

9.30am: Divisions.

9.45am: TBD Ferret came up harbour.

10.15am: Performed Divine Service on board.

pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch from 1.0pm until 7.0am Sunday [on this Sunday]. Leave for boys until 7.0pm.

4.30pm: Troopship left the docks “Grantnally Castle” [Grantully Castle].

6.0pm: SS Royal George, troopship, left.

6.35pm: HM Transport Gloucester Castle sailed.

7.55pm: HM Transport Almswith Castle [presumably Alnwick Castle] sailed.


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[Half of blue back hard cover]

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[Half of blue back hard cover]



LOGS FOR MARCH 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for March 1915]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by H Spencer-Cooper, Navigating Officer]

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[Blank page]

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[Page with data on fuel consumption and distances run. Signed by WM Ellerton, Captain, 1 April 1915, and Senior Naval Officer's Office Simon's Bay 14 April 1915 [illegible signature] Captain and Senior Naval Officer]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers - not filled in]


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1 March 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

[Secured in Avonmouth Docks] [this is the port for Bristol, more information here]

am: Dockyard Men on board: Fitters 10, Labourers 10.

6.10am: Hands employed rigging stages and scraping Port side.

9.10am: Hands employed scraping and chipping ship side and as requisite.

11.30am: Paid monthly money.

1.0pm: Paid ER [Engine Room] ratings monthly money.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch till 11pm.

7.0pm: SS Somali sailed.

7.30pm: SS Cestrain [probably Cestrian]sailed.

8.40pm: SS Franconia Sailed [more information about this ship here].

9.15pm: SS Gagaraa Sailed.

9.45pm: Sub Lieutenant Horn joined ship.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 800 lbs, Vegetables 1500 lbs, Bread 700 lbs]

[Coal remaining 1047-16 tons]

[Noon temperature 44F]


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2 March 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

[In Dry Dock]

am: Dockyard men on board: 9 Fitters, 9 Labourers.

5.40am: Hands preparing to dock ship.

7.30am: Entered dry Dock.

9.20am: Hands employed docking ship and as requisite.

10.0am: Hands employed scraping ship side and as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch from 4.30pm till 7am.

6.35pm: Mr Rogers Assistant Paymaster left ship.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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3 March 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

[In Dry Dock]

am: Dockyard men on board: Fitters 10, Labourers 10.

8.15am: Hands employed, Scraping 2D [No 2 Deck] hatches, ship side and as requisite.

1.15pm: Hands employed:- Scraping ship side and hatches on 2D and red leading, Boats crews cleaning out boats, Special parties as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port watch till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Rain and showers for much of day, noon temperature 52F]


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4 March 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

[In Dry Dock]

am: Dockyard men on board: Fitters 10, Labourers 10.

8.15am: Hands employed scraping and red leading, cleaning out boats etc. Special parties as requisite.

Noon: Gave leave to Starboard watch until 7am on the 11th March.

4.30pm: Leave to First part Port Watch till 7am.

9.15pm: HM Ships Lydiard, Lawford, Louis, Laverock and Lance sailed.

9.45pm: SS Delcrest sailed.

10.30pm: SS Dongola sailed.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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5 March 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

[In Dry Dock]

am: Dockyard men on board: Fitters 15, Labourers 15.

8.15am: Hands employed painting ship.

5.40pm: Gave leave to First part Port till 7am.

9.30pm: SS Minnewaska sailed.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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6 March 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

[In Dry Dock]

am: Dockyard men on board: Shipwrights 6, Carpenters 4, Labourers 2, Fitters 14, Labourers 14.

6.45am: Hands employed painting ship side.

Noon: Read Warrant No 136.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Second part Port Watch till 7am Monday [on this Saturday].

3.0pm: Mr Green, Clerk joined ship.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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7 March 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

[In Dry Dock]

am: Dockyard men on board: Shipwrights 6, Carpenters 4, Labourers 2, Fitters 14, Labourers 14.

7.50am: RC [Roman Catholic] Church party landed.

9.5am: RC Church party returned.

10.0am: Divine Service.

am: Transports SS Vaterland [presumably Vaderland, as mentioned later, more information about the ship here] and SS Minnetonka arrived.

10.45pm: SS Bethoven [?] arrived (Transport).

11.35pm: SS Missanobia [Missanabie?] sailed.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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8 March 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

[In Dry Dock]

am: Dockyard men on board: Shipwrights 6, Carpenters 4, Labourers 1, Fitters 15, Labourers 15.

8.20am: Hands employed scraping and painting ship and as requisite.

4.0pm: Leave to First part Port Watch till 7am.

11.0pm: Transports SS Vaderland and SS Minnatonka [Minnetonka] sailed.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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9 March 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

[In Dry Dock]

am: Dockyard men on board: Fitters 8, Labourers 8, Shipwrights 4, Labourers 4, Boilermakers 6, Blacksmiths 2, Joiners 2, Drillers 4

8.15am: Hands employed Painting and scraping ship side and Painting boats.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Second part Port Watch till 7am.


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10 March 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

[In Dry Dock]

am: Dockyard men on board: Fitters 8, Labourers 8, Shipwrights 4, Labourers 4, Boilermakers 6, Blacksmiths 2, Joiners 2, Drillers 4.

6.10am: Hands employed cleaning down aloft and mess deck.

8.15am: Hands painting down aloft and as requisite.

1.0pm: SS Kirkdale sailed.

4.0pm: Gave leave to part of Port Watch till 7am.


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11 March 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

[In Dry Dock]

Dockyard men on board: Fitters 8, Labourers 8, Shipwrights 4, Labourers 4, Boilermakers 6, Blacksmiths 2, Joiners 2, Drillers 4.

6.10am: Hands employed painting and cleaning ship. Starboard watch returned from leave.

10.30am: Read Warrant No [blank].

11.30am: Gave leave to Port Watch till 7am 17th. Discharged 1 AB to Plymouth Detention Barracks.

3.0pm: SS Cornishman [possible this ship] sailed.

5.0pm: Gave leave to First part Starboard Watch from 4.30 till 7am.


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12 March 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

[In Dry Dock]

am: Dockyard men on board: Fitters 8, Labourers 8, Shipwright 4, Labourers 4, Boilermakers 6, Blacksmiths 2, Joiners 2, Drillers 4.

2.55am: SS Canada arrived.

6.7am: Escort returned from Plymouth Detention Barracks.

6.10am: Hands employed rigging stages over ship side ready for painting and as requisite.

8.30pm: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to Second part Starboard Watch till 7am.

5.25pm: SS Aragon arrived [more information about the later loss of this ship here].

6.5pm: SS Andania, more information about the ship here] arrived.

6.10pm: SS Alaunia [more information about the ship here] arrived.

[Number on sick list: 15]


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13 March 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

[In Dry Dock]

am: Dockyard men on board: Fitters 8, Labourers 8, Shipwrights 4, Labourers 4, Boilermakers 6, Blacksmiths 2, Drillers 4, Joiners 2, Plumbers 2.

6.10am: Hands employed cleaning mess deck.

8.15am: Hands employed painting etc.

Noon: Gave leave to First part Starboard watch till 7am Monday [on this Saturday].

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

5.30pm: Aregon [Aragon] sailed.

6.0pm: [SS] Englishman arrived.

[Number on sick list: 15]


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14 March 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

[In Avonmouth Dock] [which is odd because there is no mention of leaving Dry Dock]

am: Dockyard men onboard: Fitters 8, Labourers 8, Shipwrights 4, Labourers 4, Boilermakers 6, Joiners 2, Drillers 4, Plumbers 2, Blacksmiths 2.

10.10am: Performed Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to Boys till 7pm.

[Number on sick list: 15]


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15 March 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

[In Avonmouth Dock]

am: Dockyard men on board: Fitters 8, Labourers 8, Shipwrights 4, Labourers 4, Boilermakers 6, Blacksmiths 2, Joiners 2, Drillers 4, Plumbers 2.

8.15am: Hands employed painting scraping and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to First part Starboard Watch from 4.30pm till 7am.

6.30pm: SS Mary Parks sailed.

[Number on sick list: 16]


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16 March 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

[In Avonmouth Dock]

6.10am: Hands employed on upper deck and painting ship.

8.30am: Hands employed Scraping and Painting and as requisite.

pm: Discharged 1 Corporal RMLI [Royal Marines Light Infantry] to Hospital.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Second part Port from 4.30 till 7am. “Transports” “Alunia” [Alaunia], “Mercia” and “Haverford” left the basin.

[Number on sick list: 18]


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17 March 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

[In Avonmouth Dock]

8.15am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to First part Starboard Watch from 4.30pm till 7am.

5.25pm: 3 Midshipmen joined ship.

6.50pm: Transport Kingstonian sailed.

7.32pm: Transport Anconia [?] sailed.

8.40pm: “City of Edinburgh” sailed [information about the ship here].

9.25pm: “Canada” sailed.

[Number on sick list: 13]


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18 March 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

[In Avonmouth Dock]

7.0am: Port Watch returned from leave.

8.30am: Hands employed scraping and painting mess deck and as requisite.

9.0am: Transports “Opawa”, “Tintoulta” arrived.

9.20am: Transport “Aragon” arrived.

1.15pm: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

4.30pm: Leave for Starboard watch till 11pm.

[Number on sick list: 16]


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19 March 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

[In Avonmouth Dock]

am: Dockyard men on board: Masons 2, Electricians 11, Boilermakers 6, Shipwrights 4, Fitters 6, Apprentices 2, Drillers 1.

5.35am: Commenced Coaling.

8.30am: Hands employed coaling ship.

11.15am: Fire Party Landed.

0.50pm: Resumed Coaling.

1.10pm: Fire Party returned.

1.40pm: Held Court of Enquiry on late A Jackson Private RMLI [Information from Casualty List: JACKSON, Arthur, Private, RMLI, 11672 (Ply), Cornwall, 18 March 1915, died in UK].

2.0pm: 1 Boy Discharged to Hospital.

3.15pm: Finished Coaling. Received 767 Tons. Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch and First Part Starboard Watch till 11.30pm.

7.50pm: Lieutenant JS Hammill left ship.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Coal remaining 864-2 + 767, Total 1631-2 tons]


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20 March 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

[In Avonmouth Dock]

am: Dockyard men on board: Fitters 7, Labourers 7, Boilermakers 17, Labourers 16, Electricians 7, Masons 1, Labourers 6, Shipwrights 4.

3.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and First part Port Watch from 3.30 until 7am.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1000 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs, Bread 1300 lbs]


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21 March 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

[In Avonmouth Dock]

am: Dockyard men on board: Boilermakers 17, Masons 1, Labourers 4, Electricians 7, Fitters 7, Labourers 7, Shipwrights 4.

7.40am: RC [Roman Catholic] Church party landed.

10.0am: Performed Divine service.

11.0am: RC Church party returned.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch and Second part Starboard watch until 7am. Leave for boys until 7pm.

3.30pm: Engineer WO Crocker joined ship.

6.0pm: HM Destroyers Lookout and Louis arrived.

7.0pm: Engineer CWO [Commissioned Warrant Officer] Mr Crabb left ship.

10.15pm: SS Caledonia Sailed.

10.45pm: SS Aragon sailed.

11.15pm: SS Verdala sailed.

11.45pm: SS Hermatres sailed (Transports).

[Number on sick list: 16]


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22 March 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

[In Avonmouth Dock]

8.30am: Hands employed scraping paint on mess deck, Field guns crew at drill. Spare Turrets crew at Turret gun drill.

am: SS Melville and SS Knight of the Garter [mentioned here] arrived.

1.25pm: Landed Funeral Party.

3.45pm: Funeral Party returned on board.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard watch from 4.30 till 7am.

7.30pm: 3 Ratings joined ship from Depot.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1410 lbs, Vegetables 3400 lbs, Bread 1320 lbs]

[Rain from noon onwards, peak temperature 45F at 4pm]


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23 March 1915

From Avonmouth to Sierra Leone or at Sea

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

[early am: In Dry Dock [which is presumably a mistake], late am: Alongside Wharf]

am: Dockyard men on board: 7 Labourers, 10 Boilermakers, 5 Miscellaneous Ratings.

4.0am: Lit fires No 1 A, 2, 5, 7 B and 3, 4, 9 C Boilers.

9.45am: Shifted ship to East Wall in Basin.

10.50am: Secured alongside.

11.20am: Commenced basin trial.

am: Hands employed shifting ship and as requisite.

1.22pm: Completed basin trial.

5.0pm: Moved ship into tidal lock.

Draught Forward 26’ 10”, Aft 26’ 0”.

7.55pm: Lit fires No 2, 3, 4 A and 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 B and 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 C Boilers.

9.20pm: 1 Corporal, 2 Privates RMLI joined.

10.17pm: Towed ship out of Lock.

10.19pm: Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour. Escort Destroyers Lydiard and Lawford in company.

11.40pm: 15 knots.

[Number on sick list: 15]


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24 March 1915

From Avonmouth to Sierra Leone or at Sea

Lat 49.8, Long -8.0

Midnight: Courses as requisite for navigating Bristol Channel.

0.30am: Breaksea Light Vessel abeam. Set course N72W (Magnetic).

1.9am: Nash Point abeam 3 miles.

2.45am: Lundy Island Light S56W.

3.30am: Altered course S85W. Escort of destroyers “Lydiard” and “Lawford” parted company.

5.30am: Altered course 15 degrees either side of S85W every 10 minutes zig-zagging. 12 Pounders Starboard and Port closed up.

9.0am: Altered course S85W - Divisions Prayers. Read Warrant No 137.

9.15am: Exercised Action. 9.55am: Secured.

10.30am: Fog lifted, continued zig-zagging 15 degrees each side of SW.

4.0pm: 15 knots. Quarters and Physical Drill. Finished zigzagging.

4.45pm: Let fires die out Nos 1 to 6 A and 1, 2, 3 B Boilers.

5.30pm: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

6.15pm: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

7.55pm: Hands to Night Defence.

11.0pm: Let fires die out No 7 B Boiler.

[Course and Distance made good: Variable 245 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sierra Leone 2690 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Mist and fog for much of am and during evening, noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 49F]


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25 March 1915

From Avonmouth to Sierra Leone or at Sea

Lat 44.2, Long -10.3

6.35am: Secured from Night Defence.

am: Fore turret, spare turret and Field gun’s crews at drill. Remainder employed on Mess Deck, scrubbing canvas gear and as requisite.

2.10pm: Signalled Danish SS “Alf” of Copenhagen from Rosario.

[Course and Distance made good: S16W 349 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[South easterly wind force 3 to 4 in am, force 4 to 5 in pm, with sea state rough at times in pm, mist and rain in pm, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 55F]


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26 March 1915

From Avonmouth to Sierra Leone or at Sea

Lat 38.8, Long -12.1

am: Y group at divisional drill. A company at Small Arm drill.

10.15am: Heavy rain squall. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

11.20am: Boys at Physical Drill.

0.20pm: Cleared Patent Log.

4.40pm: Passed “Regina di Italia” [Regina d’Italia] New York to Genoa.

6.30pm: Passed Dutch SS steering NNE (True).

7.0pm: Exercised Action. Rigged night defence. Observed Deviation 3 [degrees] E.

8.0pm: Altered course S31W. Hands to Night Defence. Darkened Ship.

[Course and Distance made good: S14W 335 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[South westerly winds force 3 to 5 during day, misty during pm, noon temperature 60F, sea temperature 58F]


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27 March 1915

From Avonmouth to Sierra Leone or at Sea

Lat 33.3, Long -13.1

6.55am: Secured from Night Defence.

am: Hands cleaning ship throughout.

10.50am: Lit fires No 7 B Boiler.

6.50pm: Tested Night Defence Gear and Rigged ditto.

8.15pm: Darken Ship. Hands to Night Defence.

[Course and Distance made good: S12W 340 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[South westerly wind force 4 to 5 all day, noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 62F]


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28 March 1915

From Avonmouth to Sierra Leone or at Sea

Lat 27.5, Long -15.4

7.30am: Sighted: Gran Canary Island and HMS “Europa”. Challenged - Received reply.

9.35am: Passed P&O SS “Poona” bound London.

10.5am: Sighted French steamer.

10.45am: Held Divine Service.

3.0pm: Sighted SS “Knight Companion” Bahia Blanca to London.

[Course and Distance made good: S16W 358 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 66F]


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29 March 1915

From Avonmouth to Sierra Leone or at Sea

Lat 21.1, Long -17.4

2.0am: Passed small sailing craft steering North.

am: “X” group at Divisional Drill. “A” company at Small Arm Drill.

pm: Field gun’s crews at drill. Hands employed as requisite.

4.10pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 139.

7.10p: Bespoke SS “Linwood” of Middlesboro’.

[Course and Distance made good: S15W 400 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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30 March 1915

From Avonmouth to Sierra Leone or at Sea

Lat 14.5, Long -17.7

am: X group at Divisional Drill. Y company at Small Arm Drill. Stokers mustering bags. Remainder employed as requisite.

10.25am: Chief Stoker Frederick Joint No 276316 departed this life. [this entry with black line round] [Information from Casualty List: JOINT, Frederick, Chief Stoker, 276316, Cornwall, 30 March 1915, illness]

pm: Field gun’s crew at funeral exercise. Boys of A company at Morris tube miniature range [information about Morris tubes here]. Remainder as requisite.

5.5pm: Stopped. Held Funeral Service for burial at Sea of Chief Stoker Frederick Joint.

5.30pm: Proceeded 102 Revs. Observed deviation 2 [degrees] E.

[Course and Distance made good: S3W 395 miles]

[Noon temperature 72F, sea temperature 70F]


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31 March 1915

From Avonmouth to Sierra Leone or at Sea

Lat 9.4, Long -14.5

am: Hands mustering bags, overhauling coaling gear and as requisite. “A” company at Small Arm Drill. “B” group at Divisional Drill.

10.45am: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

1.45pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

pm: Exercised Field guns crews at drill. Remainder rigging coaling gear and as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 140 and 141.

4.5pm: Sighted land S70E.

4.15pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

4.15pm: Courses and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

5.6pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

6.15pm: Collier SS Calcutta secured alongside.

8.0pm: Hands preparing for coaling and as requisite.

[Anchorage Bearings: Cape Sierra Leone N74W, Farran Point S58E, Cathedral S16E]

[Course and Distance made good: Variable 418 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Coal remaining: 243 tons]

[Noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 81F]


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for April 1915]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Voucher - For Paper given out from the Record Office, Secretary’s Department, Admiralty, Whitehall. Cornwall Log April 1915. When given out: August 29 1916, To Whom: Mr Lindegreen, Hydrographic Department [entry crossed through], When Returned: September 20 1916]

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[Page with some historical data on distances run and fuel consumption (for 1905 to 1907), signed by Captain Ellerton]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers - not filled in]


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1 April 1915

At Sierra Leone [Freetown]

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

5.37am: Commenced coaling ship.

7.45am: Water tank secured alongside.

am and pm: Hands coaling ship.

9.0pm: Completed with 1494 tons coal.

10.15pm: Collier SS “Calcutta” cast off and anchored.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 368 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 227 + 1494, Total 1721 tons]


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2 April 1915

From Sierra Leone to Simon’s Bay or at Sea

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout.

11.30am: Performed Divine Service [this being Good Friday].

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

[Draught of Water Forward 26’ 11”, Aft 26’ 62]

3.0pm: Lit fires in Nos 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 B and 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 C boilers.

4.30pm: Hands preparing for sea.

5.45pm: Weighed and proceeded - courses and speed as requisite.

6.15pm: Shaped course S68W.

10.35pm: Put clock on 40 minutes.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 580 lbs, Vegetables 4356 lbs]


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3 April 1915

From Sierra Leone to Simon’s Bay or at Sea

Lat 5.4, Long -12.1

2.5am: Put clocks on 40 minutes.

5.0am: Put clocks on 40 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Variable 227 miles]

[Distance: Simons Bay 2973 miles]

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Noon temperature 83F, sea temperature 84F]


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4 April 1915

[Easter Sunday]

From Sierra Leone to Simon’s Bay or at Sea

Lat 0.6, Long -8.7

8.15am: Holy Communion Service.

11.0am: Held Divine Service.

[Course and Distance made good: S35E 352 miles]

[Number on sick list: 22]

[South westerly wind mostly force 3 to 4 from noon, noon temperature 85F, sea temperature 84F]


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5 April 1915

From Sierra Leone to Simon’s Bay or at Sea

Lat -4.2, Long -5.5

am: Fore Turret at divisional drill. X company at Small Arm Drill. Remainder employed as requisite.

pm: Hands employed about boats, field gun drill and as requisite.

[Course and Distance made good: S34E 343 miles]

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Southerly wind force 3 for most of day, noon temperature 84F, sea temperature 82F]


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6 April 1915

From Sierra Leone to Simons Bay or at Sea

Lat -9.0, Long -1.7

am: A group Divisional drill, Y company at Small Arm drill. Remainder mustering bags, at Seamanship Instruction and as requisite.

2.30pm: Put clocks on 30 minutes.

pm: Boys and Ordinary Seamen of Y company at Small Arm Drill. Control parties at drill. Remainder employed as requisite.

[Course and Distance made good: S37E 362 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]

[South easterly wind force 3 to 4 in am, force 4 to 6 in pm, with sea state rough at times in evening, noon air and sea temperature 81F]


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7 April 1915

From Sierra Leone to Simons Bay or at Sea

Lat -13.6, Long -1.4

7.10am: Secured from Night Defence.

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

am: X group at Divisional Drill, A company at Small Arm Drill. Remainder employed mustering bags, scraping and painting ship.

pm: A and B Training classes at Seamanship, Maxim gun’s crew at drill. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters.

6.30pm: Rigged Night Defence.

[Course and Distance made good: S34.5E 330 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[South easterly wind force 4 for most of day, noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 75F]


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8 April 1915

From Sierra Leone to Simon’s Bay or at Sea

Lat -18.1, Long 4.9

am: “X” company at Small Arm Drill, Y group at Divisional drill. Training class Ordinary Seamen at Seamanship. Remainder employed as requisite.

10.0am: Put clocks on 30 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S36.5E 338 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]


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9 April 1915

From Sierra Leone to Simon’s Bay or at Sea

Lat -22.9, Long 8.6

am: Y company at Small Arm Drill. “A” and “B” Training classes at Instruction. Remainder employed as requisite.

pm: Boys and Ordinary Seamen at Musketry. Remainder cleaning ship and as requisite.

[Course and Distance made good: S36E 352 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Noon temperature 72F, sea temperature 70F]


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10 April 1915

From Sierra Leone to Simon’s Bay or at Sea

Lat -27.5, Long 12.38

[Course and Distance made good: S36.5E 344 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[South easterly wind force 4 for most of day, noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 67F]


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11 April 1915

From Sierra Leone to Simon’s Bay or at Sea

Lat -31.0, Long 15.3

11.0am: Held Divine Service.

4.8pm: Obtained deviation 1.25 E.

8.0pm: Sighted Searchlight Flares of Cape Town - distant 75 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: S34E 324 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]


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12 April 1915

From Sierra Leone to Simon’s Bay or at Simon's Bay

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

1.20pm: Sighted Cape of Good Hope Light S33E.

6.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and First Steam Pinnace.

8.0pm: Course and Speed as requisite for entering harbour.

8.11am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10.5 fathoms veered to 6 shackles.

am: Hands preparing Ship for Coaling.

[Anchorage Bearings: West edge Breakwater S20W, Admiralty House FS [Flagstaff] S78W, Roman Rocks LH [Light House] S14E, Breakwater LH S60E]

11.7am: Weighed and proceeded inside Basin. Course and speed as requisite.

0.30pm: Secured alongside No 1 berth in Basin.

1.15pm: Hands employed preparing for Coaling.

1.30pm: Let fires die out in First Steam Pinnace.

2.15pm: Commenced Coaling Ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 232.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 700 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 311-16 tons]


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13 April 1915

At Simon’s Bay

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

am: Hands Coaling Ship.

8.0am: HMS Astrea Sailed.

8.45am: TB 029 Sailed.

10.35am: Finished Coaling received 1416 Tons Coal.

1.15pm: Paid money.

2.0pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 8.0pm.

8.20pm: Let fires die out in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 430 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 297-12 + 1416, Total 1713-12 tons]

[Winds mostly north westerly force 3 to 4, with showers, noon temperature 55F]


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14 April 1915

At Simon’s Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

am: Parties drawing Provisions and Stores.

pm: Hands employed cleaning Ship, getting in Provisions. Boatswain’s party drawing Stores and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 8.0pm.

4.45pm: Landed Patrol.

9.0pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 388, 381 lbs, Vegetables 700lbs]


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15 April 1915

At Simon’s Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

am: Lost by accident (Hammock).

8.40am: Hands employed Painting Ship. Gunner’s party dismounting 6” Gun (Y1).

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 8.0pm.

5.0pm: Read Warrant No 142. Landed Patrol.

9.0pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 13]


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16 April 1915

At Simon’s Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning Ship and cleaning out Boats preparing for Painting aloft and as requisite.

7.40am: Marines detachment landed for Rifle Practice.

8.15am: Hands employed Painting Mast and Yards, cleaning out Boats and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 8.0pm.

5.0pm: Landed Patrol.

9.0pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number of sick list: 13]


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17 April 1915

At Simon’s Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

7.30am: Second platoon of Marines landed for Rifle Practice.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 8.15pm, leave to Boys from 1.30 to 7.0pm.

3.30pm: Marines range Party returned.

5.0pm: Discharged one Rating to Hospital

[Number on sick list: 15]


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18 April 1915

At Simon’s Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

9.45am: Landed church parties (BCs [should probably be “RCs”] 75), (Wesleyans 38), (Presbyterians 8), (Baptist 4), (Congregationalist 8), (Methodist 2).

10.15am: Performed Divine Service onboard.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 8.15pm.

5.0pm: Landed Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 13]


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19 April 1915

At Simon’s Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning Ship and preparing for sea.

7.45am: Landed range Party of Boys and OS [Ordinary Seamen] Y Company.

8.50am: Proceeded outside Basin. Course and speed as requisite for Anchoring.

9.35am: Came to with Port anchor in 8 fathoms, veered to 5 shackles.

10.20am: Hands employed Painting Ship and as requisite.

[Anchorage Bearings: Admiralty House Flag Staff S80W, Dockyard Chimney S20E, Breakwater Light House S55E, Roman Rocks Light House S78E]

1.20pm: Hands employed Painting Ship cleaning Flats and as requisite.

2.40pm: Worked main Derrick hoisted out launch.

3.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 700 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]

[Squally south easterly wind force 4 to 6 during middle of day, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 59F]


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20 April 1915

From Simon’s Town to Port Natal or at Sea

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

7.45am: Landed Range Party of Boys and Ordinary Seamen of A company.

am and pm: Hands painting ship and as requisite.

10.0am: Weighed Port anchor, warped ship to No 1 Buoy.

3.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7pm.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 143.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol.

5.0pm: 1 Rating joined from Detention Barracks.

7.30pm: Hands preparing for sea and as requisite.

9.15pm: Weighed. 9.35pm: Proceeded as requisite.

9.45pm: Roman Rocks Light House abeam.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]

[Mist and fog in late evening]


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21 April 1915

From Simon’s Town to Port Natal or at Sea

Lat -34.3, Long 22.8

0.25am: Sighted Point Danger Light S53E.

3.0am: Sighted Cape Agulhas Light S82E.

4.12am: Agulhas Point Light North 7.6 miles.

9.20am: Sighted Cape Blaize Light N75E.

10.26am: Cape St Blaize Light House abeam, 10 miles. Hands painting ship. Seamanship Training Class under Instruction.

1.45pm: Seal Point abeam - 12 miles.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 144.

5.0pm: Sighted Cape St Francis S80E.

7.10pm: Sighted Cape Recife Light N80E.

8.48pm: Sighted Bird Island Light N72E.

9.40pm: Bird Island Light abeam 7 miles.

10.38pm: Sighted Great Fish Light N75E.

[Course and Distance made good: Variable 241 miles]

[Distance: Port Natal 536 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 65F]


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22 April 1915

From Simon’s Town to Port Natal or At Sea

Lat -31.6, Long 30.0

1.43am: Sighted Cape Hood Light N56E.

2.44am: Cape Hood Light abeam 7.2 miles.

am: “B” group and Fore Turret Divisional Drill. Ordinary Seamen of X3 at 6” gun drill. Remainder preparing for coaling and as requisite.

11.30am: Sighted Portuguese steamer Port Bow, steering SW.

3.15pm: Sighted Shepstone Light House North.

4.55pm: Sighted Green Point Light House N16E.

5.40pm: Sighted Port Natal Light House N42E.

6.0pm: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

6.45pm: Cape Natal Light abeam 1.5 miles.

7.8pm: Stopped. Pilot arrived. Courses and speed as requisite up harbour.

7.40pm: Stopped Secured to Buoy. Employed preparing for coaling.

10.30pm: Coal lighters alongside.

10.45pm: Commenced coaling.

[Course and Distance made good: Variable 417 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Coal remaining 1147-8 tons]

[Noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 76F]


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23 April 1915

From Port Natal [now Durban] to Kibondo Island or at Sea

Lat -29.6, Long 31.3

am: Coaling ship.

Draught of water Forward 26’ 11”, Aft 26’ 5”.

8.50am: Hoisted in and drew fires in Picket Boat.

9.42am: Completed with 560 tons coal.

10.24am: Slipped and proceed as requisite out of harbour.

10.45am: Stopped. Dropped Pilot.

10.50am: Shaped course N62E - Worked up to 18 knots.

11.0pm: Altered course N58E. Put clocks on 40 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N62E 22 miles]

[Distance: Kibondo Island 1468 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 6250 lbs]

[Coal remaining 992-12 + 560, Total 1552-12 tons]

[South westerly wind force 3 to 4 in pm, misty in middle of day, noon air and temperature 74F]


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24 April 1915

From Port Natal to Kibondo Island or at Sea

Lat -25.3, Long 36.6

2.10am: Put clocks on 40 minutes.

5.0am: Put clocks on 40 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N48E 376 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 79F]


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25 April 1915

From Port Natal to Kibondo Island or at Sea

Lat -18.6, Long 39.6

11.0am: Held Divine Service.

[Course and Distance made good: N22.5E 429 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]


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26 April 1915

From Durban (Port Natal) to Kibondo Island or at Sea

Lat -12.7, Long 42.3

10.0am: “A” group at Divisional Drill. Remainder fitting out boats and as requisite.

10.45am: Sighted Comoro Islands on Starboard Bow.

pm: Hands fitting out boats and as requisite.

10.30pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

[Run: 395 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Noon temperature 85F, sea temperature 84F]


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27 April 1915

From Port Natal to Kibondo Island or at Kibondo Anchorage

Lat -8.0, Long 39.8 [estimated]

0.30am: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

4.30am: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

5.20am: Sighted land NWxN.

5.55am: Sighted HMS “Hyacinth” - W0.25N.

6.35am: Courses as requisite for anchorage.

7.11am: Let go Starboard Bower anchor in 12 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

7.40am: Collier SS Corbridge secured alongside.

8.50am: Commenced coaling.

10.40am: HMS Hyacinth sailed.

0.55pm: Hands employed Coaling Ship.

[Anchorage Bearings: Okuza Island S19W, South extreme Kibondo Island [Jibondo Island] N85E, Chole Island N54E]

[Draught Forward 26’ 10”, Aft 26’ 2”]

4.0pm: Finished Coaling, received 850 Tons.

5.25pm: Collier Corbridge cast off and proceeded to sea.

5.45pm: HMS Pioneer arrived.

6.13pm: Weighed. 6.25pm: Shaped course S80W 64 Revs. Rigged night Defence.

7.0pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 13 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.

7.32pm: Connected conning Tower steering gear and Telegraphs.

8.0pm: Nos 2 and 3 Group closed up.

9.20pm: No 1 Group closed up at Main Deck Guns relieving No 3 Group.

[Coal remaining: 787-12 + 850, Total 1637-12 tons]

[Distance run through the Water: 316 miles]

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Noon temperature 90F]


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28 April 1915

At Kibondo Island [also called Jibondo Island, to the South of Mafia Island, in current-day Tanzania]

Lat -8.0, Long 39.8

1.0am: No 2 Night Defence Group on Watch.

5.10am: Shortened in. 5.24am: Weighed. 5.26am: Proceeded 64 Revs, N80E.

5.35am: Secured from Night defence Stations and returned 6” Cordite.

6.13am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 12 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles at Kibondo Anchorage.

8.10am: HMS Pickle came alongside for Water.

Anchorage Bearings: Left edge Okuga [Okuza] Island S18W, 20 Islands of Kibondo N87E, Left edge of Kibondo Island N67E, Ras Kisimani N13W]

11.25am: Heavy Rain storm.

3.40pm: HMS Pickle cast off.

5.50pm: Port Watch for exercise Darken Ship.

6.10pm: No 2 Night Defence Group on Watch.

6.14pm: Weighed and Proceeded S32W, 50 Revs.

7.25pm: Nos 1 and 3 Group closed up.

10.0pm: Courses N10E and S10W for Patrolling Mafia channel.

[Distance run through the Water: 12.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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29 April 1915

At Kibondo Island

Lat -8.0, Long 39.8

0.57am: Courses N10E and S10W for Patrolling South Mafia Channel.

5.35am: Secured from Night Defence and returned 6” Cordite.

6.12am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 13 fathoms, 5 shackles at Kibondo anchorage.

6.20am: HMS Pioneer arrived.

7.0am: SS Corbridge secured alongside HMS Pioneer.

9.55am: Hands employed Painting Mess deck, Scrubbing boats gear, Mustering Bags, Boys of Y2 and Y3 at Gun drills, 12 pounder Gunlayers at Deflection Teacher, remainder as requisite.

[Anchorage Bearings: Ras Kisimani N10.5W, Kibondo Island N69.5E, Small Rock N89.5E, Okuga Island S19.5W]

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.10pm: HMS Pioneer finished Coaling and Proceeded to sea.

3.55pm: Hands employed preparing Ship for Coaling.

6.10pm: Weighed and Proceeded S31W 50 Revs.

6.26pm: Rigged Night Defence Stations. No 3 Night Defence Group on Watch.

7.29pm: Came to with Starboard anchor veered to 5 shackles, 13.5 fathoms.

7.30pm: Nos 1 and 2 Night Defence Group closed up. Left edge Okuza Island bore by Compass S80E.

[Distance run through the Water: 96 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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30 April 1915

At Kibondo Island

Lat -8.0, Long 39.8

4.45am: Shortened in to 2 shackles. 5.5am: Weighed and Proceeded Courses as requisite for Kibondo Anchorage.

5.30pm: Secured from Night Defence and returned 6” Cordite.

5.40am: Heavy rain squall. 6.5am: Came to with Starboard bower in 12.5 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.

6.24am: HMS Pioneer arrived.

6.25am: Collier Corbridge came alongside.

7.10am: Commenced coaling Ship.

9.15am: Finished coaling, received 260 Tons Coal.

9.50am: Collier cast off.

[Anchorage Bearings: Ras Kisimani N16W, LT Kibondo Island N67E. RT 20ft Island N86E]

11.0am: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

[Draught Forward 27’ 0”, Aft 26’ 8”]

1.50pm: HMS Hyacinth sailed.

2.10pm: HMS Pioneer sailed.

4.34pm: Weighed. 4.40pm: Proceeded 63 Revs. Courses as requisite to intercept HMS Pickle.

5.27pm: Stopped, sent Second Cutter to HMS Pickle.

5.50pm: Proceeded 63 Revs.

6.25pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 13 fathoms veered to 6 Shackles. Anchorage position 8.5 miles ExS from Ndabi mouth.

[Anchorage Bearings: Abeam starboard Kibondo Island N75E, Ras Kisimani N14E]

10.40pm: Heavy rain squalls.

[Distance run through the Water: 21.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Coal remaining: 1413-12 + 260, Total 1673-12 tons]


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MAY to DECEMBER 1915 not included



THE VOYAGES OF HMS CORNWALL
Operations to and in South East Asia

JP map Cornwall South East Asia

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for January 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover signed by H Spencer-Cooper, Navigating Officer]

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[Page not filled in but signed by Captain]

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[Left hand side of page of Record of Observations for Deviation, signed by Captain WM Ellerton and Navigation Officer H Spencer-Cooper]

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[Right hand side of same page indicating Place of Observation: Off Borneo [West Coast] Latitude 0 15 S Longitude 10 58 52 E, Date: December 2nd 1915]

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[Page for Description and Position of Correctors, containing data]

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1 January 1916

From Macpherson Starits [Straits] to Patrol off Andaman Islands or at Sea

Lat 11.7, Long 92.7

1.45am: Sighted Sisters Island N80W.

6.0am: Lit fires in First Steam Pinnace. Tested Lifebuoys - found Correct.

6.35am: Ross Island Light S44W 2 miles. Course and speed as requisite for entering Port Blair.

7.0am: Came to Starboard anchor veered to 5 shackles in 12 fathoms. Hoisted out First Steam Pinnace.

8.30am: HMS Fantome arrived.

[Anchorage Bearings: Besson [?] N70.5W, Flag Staff N60E, Light F(40’) S5E, Light Pier end S67.5W]

0.45pm: Paid Monthly Money.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 210.

4.40pm: Prepare ship for Sea.

5.0pm: Hoisted in and let fires die out in First Steam Pinnace; 2 Ratings joined Ship from HMS Cadmas [Cadmus] for Passage.

5.38pm: Weighed and Proceeded Course as requisite 50 revs.

5.50pm: FS [Flag Staff] Ross Island bore S50E; Course as requisite for examining Corbyns Cove South.

6.39pm: Course S1E (Magnetic) Brookes Tree abeam 1.3 miles.

[Distance run through the Water: 55.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

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

[Coal Remaining: 337.8 tons]


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2 January 1916

From Andaman Islands to Penang or at Sea

Lat 9.6, Long 93.8

10.0am: Hands Muster by the Ledger.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

[Distance run through the water: 158.4 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Penang S58E 466 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Noon air and sea temperature 80F]


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3 January 1916

From Andaman Islands to Penang or at Sea

Lat 7.3, Long 97.1

8.33am: Sighted Steamer on Starboard bow.

am: X and Y Groups at Divisional drills. Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

7.5pm: Deviation by bearing of Star 1 degree 40 minutes W.

[Distance run through the water: 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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4 January 1916

From Andaman Islands to Penang or at Sea [though actually in Penang]

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

4.30am: Sighted Tg [Tanjong] Puchat Muca Light bearing S46E.

6.45am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and First Steam Pinnace.

9.40am: Stopped, let go Starboard anchor moored Ship 5 Shackles on each. Hoisted out Picket Boat and First Steam Pinnace.

10.45am: SS Hang Sang secured alongside. Hands employed getting in Stores and Provisions. Mr Whitworth Gunner Joined Ship.

[Anchorage Bearings: Square Tower 31 20, Light House 40.25, Harbour MK, Coombe Flag Staff 52 40 ditto]

pm: Lost overboard by accident Pokers (Engineers Fire Irons) 3 in Number Pattern No 2477.

1.15pm: Hands employed taking in Stores and Provisions.

4.30pm: Captain Mullins RMLI left Ship. 3 Prisoners discharged to Detention Quarters. 4 Special Service Ratings left ship.

6.50pm: Mr Wilson Assistant Paymaster and 1 PO rejoined from Hospital.

[Distance run through the water: 214.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 1500 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 141.1 tons]


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5 January 1916

At Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

6.20am: Hands employed stowing Provisions and preparing Ship for Coaling.

7.12am: Commenced Coaling ship.

am and pm: Hands employed coaling Ship.

10.40pm: Finished Coaling.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs]

Coal remaining: 125.4 + 350, Total 475.4 tons]


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6 January 1916

At Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

am: Lost overboard by accident Sacks, Tarred, 2 Cwt Pattern No 3, 8 in number.

6.30am: Commenced Coaling Ship.

8.5am: Finished Coaling received (1580) Tons.

11.0am: SS Hangsang [Hang Sang] Cast off.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, 200 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 459.4 + 1230.0, Total 1689.4 tons]

[Rain in early am and during evening, noon temperature 78F]


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7 January 1916

At Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning Ship and as requisite. Hoisted out Sailing Pinnace.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Boys until 6.45pm.

5.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 10.0pm.

9.0p: Mr Hall Gunner Discharged to SS Nanking [more likely to be SS Nankin] for Passage home.

[Number on sick list: 9]

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


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8 January 1916

At Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

am: Aired Night clothing.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 10.0pm and To Starboard Watch of Boys until 6.15pm.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 211 and 212.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 1500 lbs]


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9 January 1916

At Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

9.0am: Landed Patrol.

10.15am: Held Divine Service.

11.45am: Patrol returned onboard.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 7”, Aft 25’ 10”]

0.45pm: Landed Patrol.

3.15pm: Patrol returned onboard.

3.20pm: Hoisted in Sailing Pinnace, Picket Boat and First Steam Pinnace. Let fires die out in Picket Boat and First Steam Pinnace.

3.40pm: Commenced unmooring ship.

6.0pm: Weighed. 6.5pm: Proceeded. Courses as requisite for making anchorage.

6.47pm: Came to with Port anchor veered to 4 Shackles in 6 fathoms.

[Anchorage Bearings: Muka Head Light S73W, Fort Cornwallis Light S17E]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 649 lbs, Vegetables 5000 lbs]


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10 January 1916

From Penang to Dilhi or at Sea

Lat 5.8, Long 98.3

2.15am: Weighed. 2.25pm: Proceeded 79 revs N50W.

2.30am: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

2.37am: Muka Light House abeam 7.5 miles.

5.50am: Put clocks back 11 minutes.

7.0am: Sighted Pulo Perak N88.5W.

8.50am: Pulo Perak abeam 2.5 miles.

pm: Lost overboard by accident one Bundle of Hammocks (25) from Collier Hang Sang.

6.0pm: Sighted Steamer on Starboard bow.

[Course and Distance made good: Run 128 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Noon temperature 92F, sea temperature 84F]


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11 January 1916

From Penang to Dilhi or at Sea

Lat 4.2, Long 95.1

0.27am: Sighted Ujong Tapa Gaga Light bearing S66W (Magnetic).

1.29am: Willemstoren Light bearing SW (Magnetic).

3.20am: Willemstoren Light abeam to Port 11.5 miles.

4.25am: Put clocks back 12 minutes.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220 and 221.

5.20pm: Sighted Islands on Port bow.

[Course and Distance made good: 310 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Noon temperature 84F, sea temperature 85F]


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12 January 1916

From Penang to Dilhi or at Sea

Lat 1.1, Long 96.8

9.15am: Sighted Pulo Nias S85E.

3.0pm: Naku Light S88E, 13.5 miles.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 222, 223, 224, 225.

[Course and Distance made good: 219 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]


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13 January 1916

From Penang to Dilhi or at Sea

Lat -0.7, Long 99.0

2.5am: Put clocks on 6 minutes.

2.17am: Sighted Sigata Light N41.5E (Magnetic).

3.30am: Sighted Bojo Light S83E (Magnetic).

5.54am: Sighted Steamer bearing S82E.

6.20am: Course and speed as requisite for closing Steamer.

6.30am: Steamer altered course to Southward.

7.23am: Stopped. Boarded SS Nias [one of the ships mentioned here] of (Amsterdam), Padang to New York, General Cargo, allowed to proceed.

7.58am: Proceeded 56 revs N50.5E (Magnetic).

1.10pm: Sighted land on Port bow.

6.26pm: Sighted Udang [Ujung] Sungi Bramei Light bearing S76E.

7.10pm: Sighted Steamer on Port beam. 7.20pm: Course and speed as requisite for closing steamer; Pulo Padang Light East 12.25 miles.

8.5pm: Stopped. Boarded SS Van der Bosch [probably Van den Bosch, as mentioned here], Padang to Sabang and Pulobello and Singapore; General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

9.0pm: Proceeded 56 revs S25E (Magnetic).

9.4pm: Pulo Padang Light N86E (Magnetic) 12.75 miles.

10.5pm: Sighted Pulo Niamuk [Pulau Nyamuk] Light S62E (Magnetic).

[Distance run through the Water: 209.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]


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14 January 1916

From Penang to Dilhi

Lat -2.8, Long 100.9

0.45am: Put clocks on 11 minutes.

2.5am: Sighted Steamer on Starboard bow. 2.10am: Course and speeds as requisite to close ditto.

2.47am: Stopped. Boarded SS Bellatrix (Dutch) Despatch Vessel, Mentavei [Mentawai] Islands to Padang.

3.30am: Proceeded 56 revs S28E (Magnetic).

4.15am: Sighted Pulo Hatang Katang [Katangkatang or Kantangkatang] S69E (Magnetic).

5.35am: Pulo Katang abeam 10.5 miles.

9.5am: Sighted Sailing [vessel] bearing SExE; Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Remainder of Hands employed as requisite.

9.20am: Altered course as requisite to close Sailing Vessel.

10.26am: Stopped. Boarded Malay Sailing Craft, Lat 2 34 S, Long 100 39 E, allowed to proceed.

10.45am: Proceeded SExS 56 Revs.

10.54pm: Pulo Tikus Light abeam 12 miles.

[Distance run through the Water: 192.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Rain in late pm, noon air and sea temperature 84F]


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15 January 1916

From Penang to Dilhi or at Sea

Lat -5.1, Long 103.3

0.23am: Sighted Steamer ESE.

0.57am: Course and speed as requisite for closing Steamer.

1.28am: Stopped. Boarded SS Sindoro [mentioned here], Batavia to Padang, Durban and Cape Town; Passenger Steamer, General Cargo; allowed to proceed (Dutch).

2.29am: Proceeded S48E (Magnetic) 56 revs; Pulo Tikus Light N8W 15.5 miles.

3.5am: Put clocks on 9 minutes.

7.0am: Sighted Steamer bearing S55E.

7.59am: Stopped. Boarded SS Siak (Dutch) Collier, Batavia to Padang; allowed to proceed.

8.27am: Proceeded S47E 56 revs.

0.10pm: Sighted Steamer.

0.43pm: Course and speed as requisite for closing Steamer.

1.41pm: Stopped. Boarded SS Palenbang [more likely Palembang] (Dutch), Batavia to Padang. General Cargo, allowed to proceed.

2.16pm: Proceeded S43E 56 revs.

8.40pm: Sighted Flat Cape Light S69.5E.

10.56pm: Flat Cape Light abeam 10.8 miles.

[Distance run through the Water: 195.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]


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16 January 1916

From Penang to Dilhi or at Sea

Lat -7.6, Long 106.6

3.20am: Put clocks on 11 Minutes.

11.25am: Sighted Genteng Point N8W

10.30pm: Sighted Chimiri Light N52E.

11.0pm: Put Clocks on 10 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 242.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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17 January 1916

From Penang to Dilhi or at Sea

Lat -8.6, Long 111.8

2.0am: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

am: Small Arms Companys at drill. Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of Hands employed as requisite.

5.25pm: Mount Semero [Semeru] bore North (Magnetic) 35.5 miles.

10.36pm: Sighted Bantenan Point Light N74E (Magnetic).

11.32pm: Put Clocks on 10 Minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 282.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[North westerly winds force 4 from noon, rain and showers on and off during day, noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 83F]


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18 January 1916

From Penang to Dilhi or at Sea

Lat -9.2, Long 116.6

0.29am: Bantenan Point Light abeam to Port 10.5 miles.

2.0am: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

7.26am: Sara Point Lombok Island abeam to Port 10 miles.

8.35am: Sighted Steamer bearing S24E, altered course S30W.

9.0am: Course as requisite for closing Steamer.

9.20am: Stopped. Boarded SS Montoro [Montoro (1) mentioned here] (British), Port Darwin to Batavia, Lat 9 15 S, Long 116 18 E, allowed her to proceed.

10.30am: Proceeded N86E 76 revs.

11.40pm: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 268.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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19 January 1916

From Penang to Dilhi or at Sea

Lat -9.0, Long 121.3

0.44am: Kelapa Light abeam to Port 27 miles.

2.33am: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

9.15am: Aired Bedding.

10.0am: Mount Ine Rie abeam 10.5 miles.

[Distance run through the Water: 266.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Noon air and sea temperature 83F]


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20 January 1916

From Penang to Dilhi or at Dilhi [modern day Dili - East Timor]

Lat -8.6, Long 125.6

5.30am: Hands employed cleaning Ship and preparing for Coaling.

9.30am: Courses as requisite for making Dilhi Harbour.

10.5am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 23 fathoms veered to 8 Shackles; Hoisted out First Steam Pinnace.

10.30am: Weighed. 10.34am: Half ahead both.

10.40am: Came to with Starboard anchor veered to 8 shackles, 15 fathoms.

[Anchorage Bearings: Fale Kuma Point N73E, Lighthouse S21E, Right tangent S69W]

pm: Hands employed preparing Ship for Coaling.

4.55pm: SS Kanna [possibly Kanna (1) mentioned here] secured alongside.

6.15pm: Commenced Coaling Ship.

10.45pm: Stopped Coaling received (463) Tons.

[Distance run through the Water: 242.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Coal remaining: 587.7 + 463, Total 1050.7 tons]


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21 January 1916

At Dilhi

Lat -8.6, Long 125.6

0.15am: SS Kanna cast off.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 388 lbs]

[Rain in middle of day, noon temperature 82F]


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22 January 1916

From Dilhi to Port Darwin or at Sea

Lat -8.3, Long 126.6

Draught Forward 24’ 9”, Aft 25’ 5”

5.30am: Hands employed preparing Ship for Sea.

6.11am: Weighed and Proceeded Course North 79 revs.

6.34am: Stopped Port engine to adjust hot bearing.

7.27am: Port engine half speed ahead.

8.45am: Aired night clothing.

[Anchorage Bearings: East Point Timor Island S12W, SW Point Nusa Besi Island S11E, North Point Nusa Besi Island S88E]

1.40pm. Stopped. Boarded SS Obra [Obra (1) as mentioned here] (British), Brisbane to Bombay Cargo; Horses, Coal and Meat, allowed to proceed. Lat 8 16 S, Long 127 00 E.

2.37pm: Proceeded S85E 79 revs.

4.0pm: Altered course SSE. Quarters. Read Warrant No 226.

1.14pm: Course and speed as requisite for making Nusa Besi Island [also known as Palau Jako] anchorage.

4.47pm: Came to with Port Anchor in 17.5 fathoms veered to 5 Shackles; Landed 2 Officers on Nusa Besi Island.

6.32pm: Weighed. 6.40pm: Proceeded Course N20E 70 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 71.7]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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23 January 1916

From Dilhi to Port Darwin or at Sea

Lat -8.0, Long 124.8

4.30am: Sighted Liran Light N83W.

6.53am: Liran Lighthouse abeam to Starboard 2.5 miles.

6.36pm: East Point of Komba Island abeam to Starboard.

7.40pm: Wind and Rain Squall from NW.

[Distance run through the Water: 203.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Westerly wind mostly force 3 to 4 from noon, noon temperature 87F, sea temperature 83F]


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24 January 1916

From Dilhi to Port Darwin or at Sea

Lat -8.1, Long 120.6

1.40am: Sighted Sukur Island bearing S47W.

2.56am: Sukur Island Peak abeam 10.5 miles.

[Distance run through the Water: 264.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]

[North westerly winds for much of the day, mostly force 4, noon air and sea temperature 82F]


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25 January 1916

From Dilhi to Port Darwin or at Sea

Lat -8.3, Long 115.9

3.50am: Sighted Maria Reigersbergen Bank Light S73W.

4.56am: Maria Reigersbergen Light abeam 5.75 miles, altered course S76W (Magnetic).

[Distance run through the Water: 295.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]

[North westerly and south westerly wind force 4 for much of day]


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26 January 1916

From Dilhi to Port Darwin or at Sea

Lat -10.3, Long 118.5

0.30am: Very heavy Rain Squall.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 228.

[Distance run through the Water: 240.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Port Darwin 776 miles]

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Rain in early am and late pm, noon temperature 83F, sea temperature 84F]


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27 January 1916

From Dilhi to Port Darwin or at Sea

Lat -12.3, Long 122.5

[Nothing much in log as Cornwall heads towards Darwin, all log entries shown here as an example:]

5.30am: Hands employed cleaning Ship.

6.30am: Returned 6” Cordite.

7.40am: Hands at Physical drill.

9.0am: Divisions. Prayers, cleaned Small Arms.

9.10am: Gunnery and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

2.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

4.58pm: Sighted Wreck Cartier Islands N66E (Compass).

5.0pm: Altered course East (Magnetic).

5.52pm: Cartier Island abeam 4 miles.

6.45pm: Prepared for Night Defence.

10.0pm: Altered course N80.5E (Magnetic).

10.30pm: Commenced Sounding (every half hour).

[Distance run through the Water: 264.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]


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28 January 1916

From Dilhi to Port Darwin or at Sea

Lat -12.4, Long 126.9

2.0am: Sounding every half hour.

3.0am: Put clocks on 13 minutes.

6.0am: Sounding each hour and half hour.

6.30am: Deviation by bearing of Sun Nil.

11.30am: Sounding at each hour and half hour.

1.0pm: Stopped sounding.

Midnight: Commenced sounding.

[Distance run through the Water: 249.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]


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29 January 1916

From Dilhi to Port Darwin or at Sea [actually entering Port Darwin]

Lat -12.3, Long 130.8

1.0am: Put clocks on 17 minutes.

6.12am: Sighted land bearing North.

8.40am: Hands employed cleaning Ship throughout. Sounding every quarter hour.

9.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and First Steam Pinnace.

10.45am: Hauled in Patent Log.

[Anchorage Bearings: Railway Jetty End N42.5W, Shell Island S66E, Flag Hill S11W]

2.23pm: Came to with Port anchor in 12 fathoms veered to 5.5 Shackles. Hoisted out Picket Boat and First Steam Pinnace.

3.45pm: Put clocks on 1 hour.

[Distance run through the Water: 224.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Coal Remaining: 317.5 tons]

[Rain on and off during am, noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 84F]


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30 January 1916

At Port Darwin

Lat -12.5, Long 130.9

10.15am: Held Divine Service.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 7pm.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol.

8.0pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Distance run through the Water: 19.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs]

[Rain through middle of day, noon temperature 78F]


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31 January 1916

At Port Darwin

Lat -12.5, Long 130.9

am: Gunlayers 2 and 3 and Acting SG class at .303 aiming Practice; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

1.20pm: Gave leave to Boys until 6.0om.

2.0pm: Hands employed preparing Ship for Coaling and as requisite.

2.15pm: SS Kanna secured alongside.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 229.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 49 lbs, Vegetables 873 lbs]

[Rain in early pm, noon temperature 86F]


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for February 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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1 February 1916

At Port Darwin

Lat -12.5, Long 130.9

6.0am: Commenced Coaling Ship.

am: Hands coaling ship.

10.22pm: Finished Coaling received (1426) Tons.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400lbs]

[Coal remaining: 264.0 + 1406.0, Total 1670.0 tons]

[Noon temperature 87F]


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2 February 1916

At Port Darwin

Lat -12.5, Long 130.9

0.30am: Collier SS Kanna cast off.

am: Lost overboard by accident Coal Sacks Tarred Pattern 3, 2 Cwt, 5 in Number.

9.0am: Discharged 1 Rating (Musician) to Hospital.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 7.0pm. Landed Patrol.

7.45pm: Patrol returned onboard.

8.30pm: Landed Patrol.

11.20pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 24]


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3 February 1916

At Port Darwin

Lat -12.5, Long 130.9

10.45am: Hoisted out Second Steam Pinnace Launch and Sailing Pinnace.

2.0pm: Gave leave to both Watches (Picnic Party).

9.40pm: Landed Patrol.

11.45pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 25]


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4 February 1916

At Port Darwin

Lat -12.5, Long 130.9

9.10am: Exercised General Quarters and Night Defence. Quarters, carried out 1 inch aiming at Towing Target.

10.40am: Secured.

10.15pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 11.0pm.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

7.0pm: Patrol returned onboard.

9.20pm: Landed Patrol.

11.40pm: Liberty men and Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 24]


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5 February 1916

From Port Darwin to Amboina or At Port Darwin

Lat -12.5, Long 130.9

[Draught Forward 26’ 9”, Aft 25’ 72]

4.50pm: Worked Main Derrick. Hoisted in all Boom Boats.

5.55pm: Weighed and Proceeded as requisite for leaving Harbour.

6.40pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes.

8.0pm: Commenced sounding every half hour with Tubes.

11.15pm: Spoke SS Montoro Singapore to Port Darwin.

11.20pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

[Number on sick list: 26]

[Westerly wind force 4 in evening, with showers and lightning]


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6 February 1916

From Port Darwin to Amboina or at Sea

Lat -10.4, Long 128.6

0.45am: Put Clocks back 15 minutes.

2.0am: Sounding every half house with Tubes.

4.40am: Put clocks back 18 minutes.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

5.56pm: Altered course North (Compass) to intercept Steamer. Spoke SS Eastern E&A SS Co [Eastern and Australian Steamship Company, ship listed as “Eastern (1)] (Timor To Port Darwin).

8.45pm: Heavy Squalls accompanied by Thunder and Lightning.

[Distance run through the Water: 197.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 28]


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7 February 1916

From Port Darwin to Amboina or at Sea

Lat -6.9, Long 126.7

6.0am: Rawa Islands N70E, 12 miles, Wetta Islands [Pulau Wetar] on Port bow.

10.45am: Hands employed spreading awnings and as requisite.

1.4pm: Gunang Api Island (Peak) abeam 9 miles.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 230 and 231.

10.0pm: Deviation by Star Azimuth 0 degrees 10 minutes W.

[Distance run through the Water: 240.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Amboina Light N25E 201 miles]

[Number on sick list: 24]


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8 February 1916

From Port Darwin to Amboina or at Sea

Lat -3.5, Long 127.6

6.15am: Sighted Ambon Island NNE.

11.5am: Manipa Light House in sight N37W.

pm: Lost overboard by accident one Helmet.

3.40pm: Altered course N17W. Deviation 1 degree E.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 232.

[Distance run through the Water: 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 24]

[North westerly wind force 3 from noon onwards, noon temperature 86F, sea temperature 85F]


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9 February 1916

From Amboina [modern day Kota Ambon on Ambon Island, though the ship didn’t stop here] to Sandakan or at Sea

Lat 0.2, Long 126.7

5.45am: Sighted land on Starboard beam.

am: Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands employed as requisite. Marines at Infantry drill and Signals.

3.15pm: Heavy Squall Wind and Rain.

5.45pm: Wind Squall from NNW

[Distance run through the Water: 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 20]

[North westerly wind force 4 to 5 in early and late pm with rain on and off, noon temperature 82F, sea temperature 83F]


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10 February 1916

From Amboina to Sandakan or at Sea

Lat 1.7, Long 124.9

6.10am: Sighted land S77E.

6.40am: Put clocks back 7 minutes.

9.47am: Aros Light House abeam 1.75 miles.

9.40am: Clean Arms; Gunnery Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions. Y Group at Loader; Remainder of hands employed cleaning out Boats and as requisite.

4.55pm: Stopped. Boarded SS Halebam [?] (Dutch) Balikepapang - Boela (allowed to proceed).

5.15pm: Proceeded S84E (Magnetic).

[Distance run through the Water: 239.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]


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11 February 1916

From Amboina to Sandakan or at Sea

Lat 1.5, Long 120.8

5.50am: Sighted high land on Port bow.

6.50am: Heavy Rain Squall.

10.0am: Salanro Light House S56W.

[Distance run through the Water: 236.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]


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12 February 1916

From Darwin to Sandakan or at Sea

Lat 1.5, Long 119.2

3.15am: Put clocks back 5 minutes.

6.20am: Sighted Mangkalibat Light N14E.

8.10am: Altered course N8E. Mangkalibat [Mangkalihat] Light abeam to Port 4 miles.

am: Lost overboard by accident one Helmet.

1.21pm: Stopped. Discharged one WT rating to HMS Encounter. Sent Wireless Set to HMS Encounter.

2.0pm: Proceeded N8E (Magnetic).

[Distance run through the Water: 240.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 20]


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13 February 1916

From Darwin to Sandakan or at Sea [though in fact going into Sandakan - in Sabah, Borneo]

Lat 5.6, Long 119.3

2.15am: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

9.10am: Sighted Steamer S15E.

9.50am: Stopped. Boarded SS Kwinana (Australian) (Hong Kong to Sibbetie) Cargo Tea, Glass, Cement, allowed to proceed. Lat 5 16 N, Long 119 34.5 E.

10.10am: Proceeded N78E (Magnetic) 96 revs.

5.50pm: Stopped. 5.52pm: Came to with Starboard anchor veered to 5 Shackles in 7.75 fathoms.

[Anchorage Bearings: Clock Tower N2E, Payitt Point S61W, Tangong [Tanjung] N44E, Point N68E]

5.55pm: Hoisted out Picket Boat and First Steam Pinnace.

[Distance run through the Water: 271.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Coal remaining: 837.4 tons]


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14 February 1916

At Sandakan

Lat 5.8, Long 118.1

7.0am: Collier SS Hang Sang secured alongside.

7.55am: Commenced Coaling Ship.

10.40am: Russian Cruiser Orel Sailed [probably Oriol, listed here under Non-protected and auxiliary cruisers]

6.0pm: Finished coaling received (800) Tons Coal.

6.35pm: SS Hang Sang cast off.

[Distance run through the Water: 84.4]

[Number on sick list: 20]

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

[Coal remaining 817.4 + 800.0, Total 1617.4 tons]


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15 February 1916

From Sandakan to Singapore or at Sea

Lat 6.4, Long 118.3

am: Lost overboard by accident Coal Sacks Tarred Pattern 3, 2 Cwt, 10 in number.

5.40am: Hoisted out Sailing Pinnace.

8.10am: Hoisted in and let fires die out in First Steam Pinnace. Starboard Watch employed getting in Stores; Hoisted in and Let fires die out in Picket Boat; Hoisted in Sailing Pinnace. Interpreter joined Ship for passage to Singapore.

9.15am: Weighed and Proceeded 96 revs. Course as requisite for leaving Harbour.

9.30am: Tangong [Tanjung] Aru abeam to Starboard 2 miles. Course N32E (Magnetic).

11.0am: Reduced 90 revs. Sounding every 5 minutes without Tubes, 50 fathoms Wire.

1.0pm: Slight passing showers.

7.25pm: Sighted Batabac [Balabac] Island Light bearing S87W.

7.57pm: Sighted Kormeran [?] Island Light N71W.

8.53pm: Sighted Cape Melville Light S63W.

9.30am: Stopped Sounding.

10.48am: Deviation by Star Azimuth 1 degree E.

[Distance run through the Water: 37.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 460 lbs, Vegetables 1700 lbs]


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16 February 1916

From Sandakan to Singapore or at Sea

Lat 5.5, Long 114.2

4.30am: Put clocks back 20 minutes.

9.15am: A Group and Supply Parties at Drill. Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of Hands employed as requisite.

2.47pm: Stopped. Boarded SS Benwood (British) Pietore NS Singapore Vladivostok Cargo (Railway Material), allowed to proceed.

3.21pm: Proceeded S72W 9 revs.

5.40pm: Sighted Steamer on Port bow.

[Distance run through the Water: 361 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Northerly wind force 3 to 4 in pm, noon temperature 87F, sea temperature 83F]


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17 February 1916

From Sandakan to Singapore or at Sea

Lat 3.3, Long 108.7

4.20am: Put Clocks back 20 minutes.

11.3am: Sighted land S10W (Subi Kachiel [Subi Kechil] Islands).

0.10pm: Subi Kechil Light House abeam 14.5 miles.

[Distance run through the Water: 351.7miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]


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18 February 1916

From Sandakan to Singapore or at Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

4.30am: Put Clocks back 20 minutes.

5.2am: Sighted Pedra Branca Light N81W (Compass).

6.20am: Pedra Branca abeam to Port 1 mile, altered course S50W (Magnetic). Lit fires in First and Second Steam Pinnaces.

8.29am: Came to with Starboard anchor veered to 6 Shackles in 10 fathoms in Singapore Roads.

8.45am: Lit fires in Picket Boat; Hoisted out Picket Boat, First and Second Steam Pinnaces and Sailing Pinnace.

9.30am: Hands employed Gunnery Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions. Cleaning and Blacking down aloft and as requisite. Lieutenant Marshall RNR joined ship.

[Anchorage Bearings: Lighthouse N57W, Obelisk N35E, Left edge Breakwater S81W]

2.30pm: Send cases of Cordite for Periodical Test.

3.45pm: Discharged Lieutenant Colvile for Passage to England.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am. 2 Ratings joined ship from Detention Quarters.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

7.50pm: 2 Ratings joined Ship from HMS Fame.

11.30pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Distance run through the Water: 306.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 1400 lbs]

[Coal Remaining: 1077.4 tons]


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19 February 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning Ship; Painting Ships side - aloft and Funnels.

0.45pm: HMS Una sailed.

4.0pm: Read Warrant No 233.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 7.0am Monday [on this Saturday].

4.30pm: French Cruiser DI Cerville [possibly D’Iberville] Sailed.

5.45pm: One Rating joined ship from Detention Quarters.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

9.25pm: 8 Ratings joined Ship from HMAS Warrego.

11.35pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 17]


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20 February 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

10.10am: Held Divine Service.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Boys until 6pm.

7.20pm: Landed Patrol.

10.44pm: John Cope, Stoker RNR ON 3661S fell overboard and was lost. [Information from Casualty List: COPE, John, Stoker, RNR, S 3661, Cornwall, 20 February 1916, drowned]

Midnight: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 14]


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21 February 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

7.35am: Hands at Physical drill.

8.30am: Hands employed Painting Ship and getting out Ammunition and as requisite.

10.0am: Held Court Martial onboard.

1.30pm: Court resumed.

3.0pm: Court Martial finished.

4.0pm: Engineer Sub Lieutenant Mowart joined Ship.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 7.0am Wednesday [on this Monday]. Starboard Watch employed getting out ammunition.

7.45pm: Landed Patrol.

9.0pm: Finished Disembarking Ammunition.

11.30pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, 350 lbs, Vegetables 500 lbs]


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22 February 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Draught Forward 24’ 6”, Aft 25’ 3”]

9.10am: Hands employed preparing Ship for Docking.

10.0am: Weighed. 10.26am: Proceeded 64 Revs. Course as requisite for Kings Dock.

11.42: Stopped. WT [Wireless Telegraphy] Books returned to Captain Brewer RMLI.

11.43am: Entered Kings Dock. [It has been difficult to find exact location of this dock as Singapore has changed physically over the years, though Kings Dock is mentioned here so it was probably north east of Keppel Island. There is a photograph of the dock here]

0.7pm: Secured in Dock.

[In Dry Dock]

7.0pm: Engineer Lieutenant Commander Campbell left Ship for passage to England.

7.30pm: Landed Patrol.

11.30pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Distance run through the Water: 11.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Vegetables 1400 lbs]


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23 February 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

9.15am: Gunnery and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands employed getting down Main Derrick Blocks for refitting and refitting Boats gear; Landed Patrol.

9.30am: Held Court of enquiry onboard.

11.15am: Court Finished.

11.0am: Discharged 5 Ratings to Hospital.

0.35pm: Patrol returned onboard.

4.15pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

8.20pm: 1 recovered absentee joined ship.

11.30pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 15]


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24 February 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

9.30am: Seamanship Training Class at Instructions. Hands employed scraping and painting and as requisite.

10.0am: Held Court of enquiry onboard.

11.20am: Court Finished.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am. Hands make and mend clothes.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 13]


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25 February 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

8.45am: Hands employed scraping and getting out empties and as requisite.

10.0am: Sent 1 PO, 1 Seaman and 1 Private RMLI to Tanglin Barracks.

2.0pm: Read Warrant No 234.

pm: Discharged 1 Stoker to Detention Quarters - Tanglin.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 235 and 236.

5.0pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

5.30pm: Sent 1 Leading Signalman to HMS Fame (lent).

7.15pm: Landed Patrol.

11.0pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 12]


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26 February 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

7.30am: Port Watch left Ship for Tanglin Barracks.

9.0am: Hands employed scraping Boats and as requisite. Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions.

2.0pm: Read Warrant No 237. Discharged 1 Seaman to Detention Quarters.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 238.

4.20pm: 1 Leading Signalman joined ship from HMS Fame.

5.0pm: Gave leave to Second part Starboard Watch until 7.0am.

7.15pm: Landed Patrol.

11.50pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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27 February 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

9.10am: Landed Church parties.

9.50am: Held Divine Service.

11.0am: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Gave leave to First part of Starboard Watch until 6.30am, leave to Boys until 6.0pm.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

8.10pm: (7) Court Martial Prisoners arrived onboard from HMAS Psyche.

11.35pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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28 February 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

8.45am: Hands employed refitting Ship and as requisite. Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions.

pm: 1 Rating joined Ship from Tanglin Barracks. Discharged 1 Rating to Tanglin Barracks.

5.0pm: Gave leave to Second Part Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.30pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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29 February 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

8.30am: Prisoners for Court Martial taken under escort to HMAS Psyche.

am: Hands employed Gunners Party Dismounting 12 pounder Guns and cleaning Magazines. Boatswain’s Party refitting Main rigging. Seamanship Training Class at Instructions. Remainder scraping Boats and as requisite.

1.15pm: One Court Martial Prisoner arrived onboard from HMAS Psyche.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 239. Discharged 1 Rating to Tanglin Detention Quarters; Gave leave to First part Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

5.5pm: Three Court Martial Prisoners arrived onboard from HMAS Psyche.

6.0pm: Three Court Martial Prisoners arrived onboard from HMAS Psyche.

6.5pm: One Rating joined Ship from Hong Kong.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 12]


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for March 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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1 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

Important stores lost during the apparations [sic - operations] at the Dardanelles between July 3rd and Sept 3rd 1915; Ordered to be expended by the C in C [Commander in Chief] Mediterranean: Steam Pinnace manned and armed Stores placed onboard. Rifles MLM 4 in No; Pistols Webley 2 in No; Sword Bayonets 4 in No; Scabbards 4 in No; Swords Naval 4 in No; Scabbards 4 in No; Magazine Gigs Complete for Service1 inch; One Box containing 500 rounds .303 ammunition; Compass, Boats Liquid, Dents Pattern No 20, 1 in No.

8.50am: Hands employed Gunners party dismounting 12 pounder Guns. Boatswain party refitting Rigging. Remainder of Hands employed as requisite.

0.25pm: One Court Martial Prisoner arrived onboard from HMS [HMAS] Psyche.

1.30pm: One Court Martial Prisoner arrived onboard from HMAS Psyche.

pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Second part of Starboard Watch until 6.30am. Discharged 2 ratings to Hospital.

5.0pm: One Court Martial Prisoner and escort arrived onboard from HMAS Psyche.

6.0pm: Discharged one Musician and one Stoker rating to SS Namur for passage to England.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

Midnight: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 12]


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2 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

8.45am: Hands employed refitting as required. Seamanship Training Class at Instructions. Gunners party dismounting 12 pounder Guns.

1.30pm: Gave leave to First part of Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.30pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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3 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

8.50am: Hands employed Gunners party dismounting 12 pounder Guns; Seamanship Training Class at Instructions. Remainder employed refitting and as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 240 and 241.

5.30pm: Dockyard Patrol went on duty.

7.0pm: Stokers returned from Tanglin Barracks.

8.30pm: Landed Patrol.

9.30pm: One Stoker rating arrived onboard under escort from Civil Police Station.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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4 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

6.30am: Starboard Watch left Ship for Tanglin Barracks.

8.40am: Port Watch returned from Tanglin Barracks.

0.40pm: 7 Court Martial Prisoners Discharged to HMS Una.

2.20pm: Hands employed Provisioning Ship. Gunners party dismounting 12 pounder Guns. Remainder employed refitting and Painting Cabins.

4.30pm: Gave leave to First Part of Port Watch until 6.30am.

5.0pm: Dockyard Patrol went on duty.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

10.25pm: Dockyard Patrol returned onboard.

11.5pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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5 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

7.25pm: Landed Roman Catholics (11).

8.15pm: Landed Wesleyans (3).

9.30am: Divisions. Held Divine Service.

10.30am: RCs returned onboard.

11.20am: Wesleyans returned onboard.

Noon: One Stoker rating returned from Tanglin Barracks under escort.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Second part of Port Watch until 6.30pm.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 242 and 243.

5.20pm: Landed Patrol for Sailors Home. Dockyard Patrol went on duty.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

10.55pm: Patrol returned onboard.

11.0pm: Dockyard Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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6 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

7.0am: Sailors Home Patrol returned onboard.

8.50am: Hands employed refitting; scraping and Painting Cabins and as requisite.

Noon: HMAS Warrego sailed.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 244, 245 and 246.

4.45pm: HMAS Parramatta arrived.

4.30pm: Gave leave to First Part of Port Watch until 6.30am.

5.20pm: Landed Sailors Home Patrol.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.15pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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7 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

7.0am: Sailors Home Patrol returned onboard.

8.50am: Hands employed Painting Cabins cleaning out Boats; Scraping and Refitting and as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 247 and 248. Discharged 2 Prisoners to Detention Quarters Tanglin.

4.30pm: Gave leave to second part of Port Watch until 6.30am.

5.20pm: Landed Sailors Home Patrol; 5.40pm: Dockyard Patrol went on duty.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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8 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

7.0am: Sailors Home Patrol returned onboard.

8.55am: Hands employed scraping, refitting, Painting Cabins and as requisite.

11.40am: 2 Ratings sent to Tanglin Barracks.

4.30pm: Gave leave to First Part of Port Watch until 6.30am. Discharged one rating to Hospital.

5.0pm: Landed Sailors Home Patrol; Dockyard Patrol went on duty.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 200 lbs, Vegetables 500 lbs, Bread 100 lbs]


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9 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

7.10am: Sailors Home Patrol returned onboard.

8.50am: Hands employed scraping and Painting Boats Cabins and Heads; refitting and as requisite.

1.30pm: Gave leave to second part of Port Watch until 6.30am.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

5.0pm: Landed Sailors Home Patrol and Dockyard Patrol.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.0pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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10 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

8.50am: Hands employed scraping and Painting Cabins and Warrant Officers Flat and Painting Boats, refitting and as requisite.

11.30am: HMAS Yarra sailed.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 249.

4.30pm: Gave leave to First Part of Port Watch until 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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11 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning Ship and Painting Cabins.

7.0am: Sent remainder to Ships Company to Tanglan [Tanglin] Barracks.

8.45am: Starboard Watch returned from Tanglin Barracks.

9.30am: Hands employed Painting Cabins, refitting, Scraping and Painting Boats.

11.0am: One PO joined ship waiting passage to HMS Diana.

2.0pm: Hands employed refitting Painting Cabins, Scraping and Painting Boats; replacing Main derrick Blocks.

4.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am.

5.30pm: Landed Sailors Home and Dockyard Patrols.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.0pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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12 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

0.10am: Patrol returned onboard.

7.20am: Sailors Home Patrol returned onboard. Landed RCs [Roman Catholics] (20), Wesleyans (8).

8.15am: Landed C [Church] of England (4).

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.0am: RCs returned onboard.

11.0am: Wesleyans returned onboard.

11.35am: C of England party returned onboard.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am, leave to Boys until 6.0pm.

5.0pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to HMS Diana.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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13 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

7.30am: Sent Band to Tanglin Barracks.

9.30am: Hands employed scraping and Painting Boats and Cabins, refitting, Gunner’s Party dismounting after Turret Guns and Blacking down aloft and as requisite.

2.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 250, 251 and 252.

2.20pm: Discharged 1 Prisoner to Tanglin Detention Quarters.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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14 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

8.15am: Sent Port Watch to Tanglin Barracks.

8.45am: Hands employed Scraping, Refitting, Painting Cabins, scraping and Painting Boats and as requisite.

2.0pm: Hands employed Painting Cabins, Refitting, Gunners party dismounting after Turret Guns, Remainder employed as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to second part of Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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15 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

8.40am: Hands employed Refitting, Painting Cabins and Mess deck, Gunners party dismounting after Turret Guns, Seamanship Training Class at Instructions, Scraping and Painting Boats and as requisite.

4.10pm: Read Warrant No 253.

4.30pm: Gave leave to First part of Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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16 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

9.0am: Hands employed Painting Mess Deck, Gunners party dismounting 6” Gun; Seamanship Training Class at Instructions remainder employed as requisite.

[Barometer unshipped from noon]

1.30pm: Gave leave to second part of Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

3.0pm: One recovered Patient joined Ship from Hospital.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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17 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

8.45am: Hands employed Painting Mess deck; Scraping and red leading, Gunners party dismounting after Turret Guns, Seamanship Training Class at Instructions.

2.0pm: One AB joined Ship from Detention Quarters belonging to HMS Encounter.

4.30pm: Gave leave to first part of Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

6.0pm: Lit fires in Nos 1, 2, 3 C Boilers.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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18 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning Ship and Preparing Ship for going out of Dock.

8.10am: Watch of Stokers left Ship for Tanglin Barracks and one Watch returned from Tanglin Barracks.

am: Hands employed Painting Mess deck, Gunners party dismounting after Turret Guns; Seamanship Training Class at Instructions, Remainder employed as requisite.

2.0pm: Discharged 1 Seaman rating to HMAS Yarra.

4.30pm: Gave leave to second part Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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19 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[In Dry Dock]

7.15am: Landed RC Church party (4).

8.15am: Landed Wesleyans.

9.30am: Divisions Prayers.

1.0pm: Discharged 1 rating to Hospital.

1.30pm: Gave leave to first part of Starboard Watch until 6.30am and leave to Boys until 6.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Barometric pressure being recorded again from today]


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20 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Jetty]

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning and preparing Ship for leaving Dock.

8.0am: Hands employed undocking ship.

8.10am: Came out of Kings Dock.

10.0am: Let go Starboard anchor. 10.12am: Weighed Starboard anchor.

10.30am: Secured alongside No 3 Jetty.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Boys until 6.0pm.

2.0pm: Let fires die out in No 3 C Boiler.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 255.

5.30pm: One Seaman rating joined Ship from Detention Quarters.

8.0pm: Let fires die out in No 1, 2 C Boiler.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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21 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Jetty]

7.0am: Starboard Watch of Seamen left for Tanglin Barracks.

8.30am: Port Watch returned from Tanglin Barracks.

9.15am: Hands employed preparing Ship for fumicating [fumigating].

9.40am: Gunners party employed dismounting after Turret Guns, Seamanship Training Class at Instructions, Remainder Painting Boats and as requisite.

2.0pm: Hands employed Painting Storerooms; refitting. Gunners party dismounting Fore Turret Guns. Seamanship Training Class at Instructions.

4.30pm: Finished Fumicating Ship.

4.30pm: Gave leave to second part of Port Watch until 6.30am.


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22 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Jetty]

8.30am: Hands employed Painting, refitting, Gunners party working about after Turret Guns, Seamanship Training Class at Instructions.

9.30am: Sent 2 ratings to Tanglin Barracks.

2.0pm: Hands employed Painting, refitting, Dismounting Fore Turret Guns, Seamanship Training Class at Boat pulling exercise.

3.30pm: Discharged one rating to Hospital.

4.30pm: Gave leave to first part of Port Watch until 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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23 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Jetty]

8.30am: Hands employed Painting, refitting, Scraping, getting in Boatswain’s stores, Gunners party cleaning out Lockers and as requisite.

Noon: HMS Fame sailed.

1.30pm: Gave leave to second part Port Watch until 6.30am. Hands make and mend clothes.

3.0pm: 1 Stoker rating joined Ship from Tanglin Barracks.

4.0pm: HMAS Yarra arrived.

6.0pm: One Private RMLI returned from Tanglin Barracks. 1 Musician joined ship from Hospital.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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24 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Jetty]

8.40am: Hands employed Painting AX and Mess Deck, getting in Carpenters Stores and cleaning out Store Rooms, Seamanship Training Class at Boat pulling Instructions, Remainder employed as requisite.

1.30pm: Sent one rating to Tanglin Barracks.

2.0pm: Hands employed Painting 2D and Mess deck, getting in Stores, Seamanship Training Class at Boat pulling Instructions, Remainder employed getting out empties and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to first part of Port Watch until 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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25 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Jetty]

7.13am: Second Watch of Stokers went to Tanglin Barracks.

8.45am: First Watch of Stokers returned from Tanglin Barracks.

8.45am: Hands employed Painting 2D and Mess Deck, cleaning out Boats, Seamanship Training Class at Boat pulling Instructions, Remainder employed as requisite.

2.0pm: Hands employed Painting and refitting, cleaning out Boats, Gunners party dismounting Fore Turret Guns, Seamanship Training Class at Boat pulling Instructions.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 256.

4.30pm: Gave leave to second part of Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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26 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Jetty]

7.30am: Landed RCs [Roman Catholics] (11).

8.15am: Landed Wesleyans (3) and (1) Presbyterian.

9.45am: Held Divine Service.

10.0am: RCs returned onboard.

10.30am: Sent 2 Ratings to Tanglin Barracks.

10.45am: Wesleyans and Presbyterian returned onboard.

1.30pm: Gave leave to first part of Port Watch until 6.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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27 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Jetty]

8.35am: Hands employed Painting Store rooms, cleaning out Boats, Refitting, Gunners party mounting Fore Turret Guns, Seamanship Training Class at Instruction, Remainder as requisite.

1.10pm: 3 Stoker ratings left Ship for Tanglin Barracks.

2.0pm: Hands employed Painting Cabins, Store rooms and Boats, Gunners party mounting Fore Turret Guns, Seamanship Training Class at Boat pulling Instructions.

4.30pm: Gave leave to second part of Port Watch until 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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28 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Jetty]

8.30am: Starboard Watch returned from Tanglin Barracks.

8.35am: Hands employed Painting Cabins, Store rooms and Boats; Seamanship Training Class at Instructions. Sent one Boy to Tanglin Barracks.

9.30am: Watch employed cleaning out Store rooms, cleaning Rifles and as requisite.

2.0pm: Hands employed Painting Cabins, cleaning and Painting Store rooms and Casemates, Painting Mess deck, Refitting and as requisite. Seamanship Training Class at Instructions.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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29 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Jetty]

8.40am: Hands employed Refitting, Painting Store rooms and cleaning and Painting Boats and Mess deck and Casemates [armoured enclosures for guns], Seamanship Training Class at Instructions and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

4.35pm: 1 Stoker returned from Tanglin Barracks.

5.10pm: Landed Sailors Home and Dockyard Patrols.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol; 2 ratings returned from Tanglin Barracks.

11.30pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Rain until 4pm, noon temperature 78F]


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30 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Jetty]

7.0am: Sailors Home Patrol returned onboard.

7.30am: Discharged 3 ratings to SS Narono [?] for Passage to England.

8.0am: HMS Laurentic arrived.

8.40am: Hands employed Refitting, Painting and cleaning and Painting Boats; Mounting Fore Turret Guns, getting in Engineers Stores, Seamanship Training Class at Instructions.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am.

6.0pm: 2 Stoker ratings joined Ship [from] Detention Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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31 March 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Jetty]

7.0am: Sailors Home Patrol returned onboard. 12 Hands employed getting in Engineers Stores.

8.0am: HMS Laurentic proceeded to outer anchorage.

8.40am: Hands employed Painting Ship and as requisite.

9.30am: HMS Psyche and Russian Transport sailed.

10.15am: Russian Transport sailed.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for April 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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1 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

7.0am: Sent Third Watch of Stokers to Tanglin Barracks.

8.40am: Hands employed cleaning and Painting Ship and as requisite.

8.50am: Second Watch of Stokers returned from Tanglin Barracks.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 257.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 12]


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2 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

7.30am: Landed RCs [Roman Catholics] (32).

8.15am: Landed Wesleyans (15) and Pres [Presbyterians] (4).

8.30am: Landed C of E [Church of England] (10).

9.30am: Divisions. 9.45am: RCs returned onboard.

10.20am: Held Divine Service.

11.20am: Wesleyan, Pres and C of E returned onboard.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.0am and leave to Boys until 7.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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3 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

8.40am: Hands employed Gunners party dismounting A.II Gun, Refitting, Painting Mess Deck, Seamanship Training Class at Instructions, remainder employed as requisite.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Boys until 7.0pm.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 15]


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4 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

8.40am: Hands employed Gunners party dismounting 6” Gun, Painting Mess deck, Refitting, Seamanship Training Class at Instructions.

11.0am: Captain Brewer RMLI lent for Duty at Fort Cannon [presumably Fort Canning].

Noon: HMS Fame arrived.

2.0pm: Hands employed Refitting, Scraping and Painting Boats, Painting Mess deck, Seamanship Training Class at Instructions; Discharged 1 Private RMLI for duty at Fort Cannon; 2 ratings joined Ship from Tanglin Barracks.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 14]


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5 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

8.45am: Hands employed Refitting, Painting Mess deck, Scraping and Painting Boats and as requisite. Seamanship Training class at Instructions.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 258 and 259.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 14]


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6 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

3.0am: Lit fires in No 3 C Boiler.

8.45am: Hands employed Refitting, Scraping Boats, Painting Mess deck and as requisite. Seamanship Training classes at Instructions.

Noon: HMS Fame arrived.

0.20pm: 2 ratings joined ship from HMS Fame.

1.0pm: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am. Hands make and mend clothes.

2.30pm: HMS Fame sailed. Lit fires in No 2 C Boiler.

3.40pm: 4 Ratings joined Ship from Tanglin Detention Quarters.

5.0pm: Port Watch employed getting out Cable.

7.15pm: Banked fired in Nos 2 and 3 Boilers.

7.30pm: Let fires die out in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 17]


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7 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

8.50am: Hands employed cleaning out Cable Lockers, Painting Mess deck, Refitting, Seamanship Training Class at Instructions. Ordinary Seamen at Boat pulling Instructions and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 18]


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8 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

7.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

8.30am: Third Watch of Stokers returned from Tanglin Barracks.

8.45am: Hands employed Painting out Cable Lockers and Painting Mess deck, Refitting, Ordinary Seamen at Boat pulling Instructions, Seamanship Training Class at Instructions and as requisite.

11.30am: HMAS Warrego arrived.

2.0pm: Hands employed Painting Mess deck, Refitting and replacing Main Derrick Blocks, Seamanship Training Class at Instructions.

3.20pm: One rating joined Ship from Detention Quarters and 2 Ratings joined Ship from Hospital.

4.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital; Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

8.0pm: Spread fires in No 3 C Boiler.

8.30pm: Let fires die out in Picket Boat.

9.0pm: Banked fires in No 3 C Boiler.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Noon temperature 90F]


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9 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

7.30am: Landed RCs [Roman Catholics] (34) and 1 Presbyterian.

8.15am: Landed Wesleyans (12).

9.45am: RCs returned onboard.

10.15am: Performed Divine Service.

10.50am: Wesleyans and Presbyterian returned onboard.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am and leave to Boys until 7.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 18]


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10 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

8.15am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning and Painting Ship, Refitting, Ordinary Seaman at Boat pulling Instructions, Seamanship, Torpedo and Gunnery Training Classes at Instructions, Remainder employed as requisite.

8.45am: Spread fires in No 2 C Boiler.

1.10pm: Discharged 1 offender to Tanglin Detention Quarters.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Boys until 7.0pm.

3.0pm: Banked fires in No 2 C Boiler.

3.20pm: One rating joined Ship from Tanglin Detention Quarters; 3.30pm: 2 ratings joined Ship from Hospital.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

8.0pm: Let fires die out in Picket Boat.

11.0pm: One rating joined ship from Hospital.

[Number on sick list: 20]


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11 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

8.45am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Refitting, Scraping and Painting Boats and as requisite.

9.50am: HMAS Warrego arrived.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 20]


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12 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship; Lit fires in No 1 C Boiler.

6.0am: Spread fires in Nos 2, 3 C Boiler.

6.30am: Gunnery Training Class at Instructions.

7.20am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

8.50am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Refitting, Scraping and Painting Boats and as requisite.

9.15am: Hoisted out First Steam Pinnace.

pm: Lost overboard by accident 1 Bag containing 19 sets of Clews and 16 Lashings.

2.0pm: Hands employed preparing to Ammunition Ship. Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions.

4.0pm: Divers employed recovering lost Reel of Lead Leads.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

6.30pm: Divers Finished - recovered Reel of Lead Leads.

7.15pm: Ammunition Lighters secured alongside.

8.0pm: Let fires die out in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 20]


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13 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning Ship and preparing to take in ammunition.

6.15am: Lit fires in Picket Boat. Commenced ammunitioning Ship.

7.20am: Getting in Bower Cables.

10.0am: Finished getting in ammunition and Cables.

1.0pm: Discharged 1 Rating to HMAS Warrego.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am.

2.15pm: Watch employed clearing away Main Derrick for Testing.

2.30pm: Worked and Tested Main Derrick.

4.30pm: Hoisted in First Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 18]


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14 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

0.30am: Let fires die out in Picket Boat.

5.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

7.15am: HMS Fame arrived.

8.45am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Scraping and Painting Boats, Refitting and as requisite.

1.35pm: HMS Laurentic sailed.

4.0pm: Let fires die out in Picket Boat.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

6.5pm: One Rating joined Ship from Detention Quarters.

8.0pm: Two Ratings joined Ship from Detention Quarters and 1 Prisoner of War from Tanglin Interment Camp.

[Number on sick list: 16]


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15 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

5.7am: Discharged under escort 2 Ratings and 1 Prisoner of War to SS Wanaka [Wanaka (2) in this list].

6.10am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

8.40am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; cleaning out Boats, Refitting and Painting Ship and as requisite. Tested Lifebuoys and found Correct.

10.0am: Lit fires in Nos 5 and 6 A Boilers.

0.15pm: Let fires die out in Nos 1, 2 and 3 C Boilers.

3.0pm: 1 Rating joined Ship from Tanglin Detention Quarters.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am.

7.30pm: Let fires die out in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 15]


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16 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

7.30am: Landed RCs [Roman Catholics] (37) and Presbyterians (7).

8.15am: Landed Wesleyans (11).

9.30am: Divisions; Lit fires in Picket Boat.

10.30am: Held Divine Service; RCs and Wesleyans returned onboard. 10.40am: Presbyterians returned onboard.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am and leave to Boys until 7.0pm.

3.10pm: Let fires die out in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 12]


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17 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

8.40am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Boats Crews working about their Boats; Refitting and as requisite.

11.50am: HMS Fame sailed.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Boys until 7.0pm.

3.0pm: HMAS Warrego arrived.

3.25pm: Discharged 1 Rating to HMAS Warrego.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am.

6.25pm: Discharged 8 Ratings to HMS Psyche.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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18 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

5.30am: Lit fires in First Steam Pinnace.

5.45am: Hoisted out First Steam Pinnace.

8.50am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions, Boats Crews employed about their Boats, Refitting and as requisite.

11.10am: Artificer Engineer joined Ship from HMS Fame.

0.30pm: Let fires die out in First Steam Pinnace.

2.10pm: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

3.50pm: 1 Rating joined Ship from Detention Quarters.

4.15pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

4.45pm: Cast off from No 3 Wharf and Proceeded to West Wharf with Tugs.

5.50pm: Secured to West Wharf.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol; Let fires die out in Picket Boat.

11.15pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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19 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside West Wharf]

5.40am: Hands employed preparing for Coaling.

8.0am: Commenced Coaling Ship.

8.40am: Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instruction. Remainder of hands employed getting Provisions and cleaning ammunition Passage.

1.0pm: Hands employed Provisioning Ship.

4.30pm: Starboard Watch employed getting in Provisions.

5.20pm: Finished Provisioning Ship.

6.15pm: Finished Coaling received (931) Tons.

8.0pm: Gave leave to CPOs [Chief Petty Officers].

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Coal remaining: 804.4 + 931.0, Total 1735.4 tons]


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20 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

3.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

7.20am: Cast off West Wharf and Proceeded to No 3 Wharf with Tugs.

8.0am: Secured to No 3 Wharf.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am. HMS Diana proceeded to Man of War anchorage.

5.0pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Hospital, 2 Ratings joined ship from Hospital.

5.15pm: Landed Sailors Home and Dockyard Patrols.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

8.0pm: Let fires die out in Picket Boat.

11.15pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 14]


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21 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

7.0am: Sailors Home Patrol returned onboard.

7.25am: Landed RCs [Roman Catholics] (25), Presbyterians (3).

7.30am: HMAS Warrego sailed.

8.15am: Landed Wesleyans (7).

9.30am: Divisions; Discharged 1 Rating to SS Chowtai for Passage to HMAS Fantone [Fantome].

10.0am: Held Divine Service [presumably this is Good Friday].

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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22 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning Ship, cleaning and Painting Boats.

9.30am: Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions. Tested Lifebuoys - found Correct.

3.15pm: 1 Rating joined Ship from Hospital.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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23 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

7.20am: Landed RCs [Roman Catholics] (43), Presbyterians (9).

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion onboard.

8.15am: Landed Wesleyans (10).

9.50am: RCs returned onboard.

10.0am: Presbyterians returned onboard.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

10.50am: Wesleyans returned onboard.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30m, leave to Boys until 7.0pm.

4.50pm: 1 CPO and 4 ratings joined Ship from SS Mataran.


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24 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

8.40am: Hands employed Painting on Upper Deck, Scraping and Painting Mess Deck; cleaning and Painting Boats and as requisite. Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions.

9.30am: 1 Blacksmith joined ship from HMS Diana.

2.0pm: Hands employed cleaning Ship, Painting Funnels and engine room Casing and as requisite.

4.0pm: Discharged 1 Rating to HMS Diana. One PO [Petty Officer] from HMS Diana examined for WO [Warrant Officer].

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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25 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

6.45am: HMS Fame sailed.

8.40am: Hands employed Painting on Upper deck, Scraping and Painting Mess deck and as requisite. Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions.

0.8pm: Cast off from No 3 Wharf and Proceeded to West Wharf with Tugs.

1.20pm: Secured alongside West Wharf.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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26 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

4.0am: Lit fires in Nos 1 to 4 A Boilers.

5.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

7.0am: Discharged 1 Chief Cook to HMS Diana.

9.0am: Hands employed Gunners Party and 16 hands getting in 12 pounder ammunition; Painting on Upper deck and Mess deck and as requisite; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions.

0.30pm: Let fires die out in Nos 1 to 4 A Boilers.

0.45pm: Sent 9 Ratings to Hospital for Blood Test.

0.55pm: Hands employed casting off Hawsers.

1.30pm: Cast off from West Wharf and Proceeded to No 3 Wharf with Tugs.

2.20pm: Secured to No 3 Wharf.

2.30pm: Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Remainder employed preparing for Painting Ships Side and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30pm.

7.30pm: Let fires die out in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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27 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

8.40am: Hands employed Painting Ships side. Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am. Hands make and mend clothes.

3.40pm: Discharged 1 CPO to Tanglin Detention Quarters.

4.10pm: Discharged 4 Ratings to HMAS Warrego.

7.45pm: One PO joined Ship from duty at Tanglin Detention Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Rain during pm, noon temperature 88F]


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28 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 104.4

Draught: Forward 26’ 6”, Aft 26’ 3”.

5.45am: Hoisted in Picket Boat.

6.0am: Lit fires in Nos 1 and 3 A and 2, 4, 6, 8 B and 2, 4, 6, 8 C Boilers.

7.0am: Sailors Home Patrol returned onboard.

7.45am: Lit fires in Nos 2, 4 A and 1, 3, 5 B Boilers.

8.0am: Lit fires in Nos 7, 9 B and 1, 3, 7, 9 C Boilers.

9.10am: Cast off; 9.13am: Proceeded Course and Speed as requisite for leaving Harbour.

9.18am: Stopped to Discharged [sic] Pilot. 9.22am: Proceeded 62 revs Shaped Course East.

9.35am: Started working up for trial. 9.53: Streamed Patent Log.

9.45am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.45am: Secured from General Quarters.

11.7am: Horsburgh Light House N78E.

Noon: Altered course N55E, Horsburgh Light House abeam.

3.10pm: Let fires die out in Nos 1 to 6 A Boilers.

6.15pm: Sighted Fort Canning Light S87W,

6.30pm: Prepared for Night Defence.

6.42pm: Sighted Batu Beranti [Batu Berhanti] Light S60W.

7.35pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in Singapore Roads veered to 5 shackles in 13 fathoms

7.40pm: Let fires [die out] in Nos 4 to 9 B and 1 to 9 C Boilers.

[Anchorage bearings: Houlk [?] Light S75W, Left edge of Breakwater Light N86W, Fort Canning Light House N53W]

[Course and Distance made good: 34 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 550 lbs, Vegetables 3500 lbs]


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29 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.2, Long 103.9 [estimated from information in log]

5.50am: Hoisted out Picket Boat and First Steam Pinnace.

7.25am: Returned 6” Cordite.

8.15am: Japanese Flagship sailed.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am.

6.30pm: Prepared for Night Defence.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.10pm: Let fires die out in First Steam Pinnace.

11.20pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Distance run through the Water: 108.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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30 April 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.2, Long 103.9

7.0am: Landed RCs [Roman Catholics] (23); Lit fires in First Steam Pinnace.

8.0am: Japanese TBD [Torpedo Boat Destroyer] sailed.

9.15am: Discharged 2 ratings to HMS Fame.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

11.45am: Japanese TBD arrived.

Noon: RCs returned onboard.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 10.0pm. Chief and POs I until 11.0pm.

2.30pm: Sent escort for 1 Offender from HMS Psyche and 4 Privates RMLI for HMS Diana from SS Lycaon [Lycaon (1) listed here].

4.15pm: 4 Privates RMLI joined Ship for HMS Diana and 1 Prisoner from HMS Psyche.

6.25pm: Landed Patrol; 6.45pm: Prepared for Night Defence.

11.15pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs]


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LOGS FOR MAY 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for May 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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1 May 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 104.1

Draught: Forward 26’ 6”, Aft 26’ 0”

6.30am: Hoisted in Picket Boat and First Steam Pinnace.

7.10am: Weighed and Proceeded 62 revs Course East.

7.30am: Commenced working up for full speed Trial.

10.57am: Horsburgh Light House abeam to Port 1.75 miles.

1.5pm: Course and speed as requisite for entering Harbour.

2.0pm: Secured alongside West Wharf.

2.30pm: Hands employed preparing Ship for Coaling.

3.15pm: Paid monthly money.

4.0pm: Gave leave to CPOs until Midnight.

5.0pm: Commenced Coaling Ship.

9.45pm: Finished Coaling Ship received (285) Tons.

10.0pm: 1 Rating joined Ship from Detention Quarters.

[Course and Distance made good: 71 miles]

[Coal remaining: 1427.6 + 285.0, Total 1712.6 tons]

[Rain during pm, noon temperature 86F, sea temperature 85F]


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2 May 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Draught: Forward 26’ 8”, Aft 26’ 2”]

8.50am: Japanese cruiser sailed.

10.15am: Tugs secured alongside.

10.30am: Cast off from West Wharf and Proceeded to No 3 Wharf in Tow.

11.40am: Secured to No 3 Wharf; 11.50am: Hoisted out Picket Boat.

3.10pm: Worked Main Derrick, unrigged Target.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

4.50pm: Discharged 1 rating to Hospital.

5.15pm: Landed Sailors Home and Dockyard Patrols.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

10.30pm: Dockyard Patrol returned onboard.

11.15pm: Patrol returned onboard.


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3 May 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

7.0am: Sailors Home Patrol returned onboard.

9.30am: Hands employed X Company at Rifle drill; Fore Turret and Supply party at drill; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Remainder employed as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am.

8.15pm: 1 Rating joined ship from SS Navara [possibly Navarra].


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4 May 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

9.0am: Divisions, Prayers, Y Company at company drills, A Group at divisional drill. Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions. Divers employed about underwater firings. Remainder employed Painting on Mess deck and as requisite.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

5.20pm: Discharged 1 Sailmaker to Sailors Home to await Passage to England.


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5 May 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

[Secured alongside No 3 Wharf]

am: Lost by accident Helmet (1) (Seamans).

9.15am: Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; X Group at 6” Gun drill; Remainder of Hands employed getting in Stores, cleaning out Boats and as requisite.

1.10pm: 1 Rating joined Ship from Sailors Home.

3.0pm: 1 Rating joined Ship from Detention Quarters.

4.45pm: First part Starboard Watch employed getting in Stores.


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6 May 1916

At Singapore [though actually leaving port]

Lat 1.2, Long 105.0

Draught: Forward 26’ 8”, Aft 26’ 2”

6.40am: Slipped and Proceeded 64 revs, Courses as requisite for leaving Singapore.

7.15am: Set course East; 7.23am: Streamed Patent Log; Working up for trial.

8.20am: Sighted Pedro Blanca [Pedra Blanca aka Horsburgh] Light House ExN.

9.32am: Pedro Blanco Light House abeam to Starboard 1.2 miles.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 263.

6.40pm: Altered course S12E to close HMS Diana.

7.10pm: Discharged 4 ratings to HMS Diana.

7.35pm: Proceeded Course S26E (Magnetic), 62 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: 75 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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7 May 1916

From Singapore to Sunda Strait or at Sea

Lat -2.6, Long 107.2

7.5am: Sighted Gaspar Island S9W.

10.0am: Altered course S9E (Magnetic) Gaspar Island [now Pulau Gelasa] S25W 7 miles.

10.15am: Held Divine Service.

2.4pm: Altered course S5E (Magnetic) Ayer Tauchu [?] Light House N73E Mag.

5.0pm: Shoalwater Island [now, Pulau Simedang Indonesia] Light House abeam to Starboard 6.75 miles.

11.0pm: Sighted Steamer S24W.

[Distance] [Run 278 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[South westerly wind force 3 to 4 from noon, lightning in late pm, noon temperature 87F, sea temperature 85F]


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8 May 1916

On Sunda Strait Patrol [this is the stretch of water between the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra]

Lat -5.9, Long 106.4

0.5am: Course and speed as requisite for closing Steamer.

015am: Stopped; Boarded and Searched SS Siberg (Dutch) [listed here] from Batavia [now Jakarta] to Biliton [Billiton or Belitung, an island off Sumatra] General Cargo; allowed to proceed. (Lat 4 11 S, Long 107 2 E)

0.46am: Proceeded Course S30W (Magnetic) 62 revs.

5.45am: Sighted Steamer S72W.

6.20am: North Watcher Light House S59W; 6.25am: Arnemuiden Light House S7E.

6.40am: Altered course as requisite to close Steamer.

7.32am: Increased to 84 revs; Returned 6” Cordite.

9.15am: Exercised small arm Companies.

10.50am: Secured, returned ammunition and Stores.

7.25pm: Babi Island [Pulau Tunda or Poelau Toenda] Light due East (Magnetic) 7.5 miles. Set course S85W (Magnetic) 96 revs.

7.56pm: Sighted Fourth Point Light S34W (Magnetic).

9.23pm: Fourth Point Light House abeam to Port 5 miles.

11.30pm: Sighted Steamer.

11.36pm: Altered course S86E (Magnetic) to close Steamer.

[Distance] [Run 233.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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9 May 1916

On Sunda Strait Patrol

Lat -5.9, Long 104.9

0.15am: 64 revs, fired 2 rounds 12 Pounder blank.

0.26am: Stopped, Boarded SS Woolgar (Australian) Wellington NZ to Singapore Cargo Coal. (Lat 6 15 S, Long 105 33 E).

1.4am: Proceeded 62 revs, Course SW; Krakatoa Peak S53W 4.5 miles.

2.35am: Sighted Steamer.

3.5am: Altered course to intercept Steamer,

3.12am: Stopped; Boarded SS Memnon (British), arrested Chinese fireman stowaway from SS Kleist [a German ship which spent the war in Padang - see here]; allowed her to proceed (Durban to Pandang, General Cargo) (Lat 6 10 S, Long 105 13E).

4.20am: Proceeded N56W (Compass) 62 revs.

7.0am: Returned 6” Cordite.

9.0am: Divisions, Prayers. Y Group at Divisional drill; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Reeving new Second Cutters falls; Submerged Tubes crews at Drill; Remainder employed as requisite.

10.30am: Cape Rada bore S76W (Magnetic) 10 miles. Proceeded Course East (Magnetic) 45 revs.

4.5pm: Stopped Starboard engine. 4.10pm: Starboard engine going ahead.

4.14pm: Exercised Collision Stations; 4.47pm: Replaced Mat.

9.25pm: Cape Rada N63.5W (Magnetic) 8.5 miles; Proceeded S30E (Magnetic) 45 revs.

[Distance] [Run 146.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Noon temperature 87F, sea temperature 83F]


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10 May 1916

On Sunda Strait Patrol

Lat -6.1, Long 104.8

3.45am: Cape Flat Light House N62W 20 miles.

6.55am: Control parties at drill. Returned 6” Cordite.

7.35am: Hands at Physical drill; Gunlayers at Deflection Teacher.

9.20am: Hands aired Bedding.

9.30am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Starboard 12 pounders guns Crews at Drill; Remainder employed as requisite.

11.25am: Observed SS smoke N75W.

0.30pm: Proceeded 10 knots, Courses as requisite to close Steamer.

1.13pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Massel of Batavia (Dutch) Padang to Batavia; General Cargo, allowed her to proceed.

1.50pm: Proceeded Course S75E 45 revs.

6.30pm: Cape Flat Light House N58W 21 miles.

11.50pm: Cape Flat Light House bore N53W (Magnetic), Peak of Tabuan Island bore N4E.

[Distance] [Run 14.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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11 May 1916

On Sunda Strait Patrol

Lat -6.2, Long 105.1

7.0am: Y Group at Loader drill; Gunlayer at Deflection Teacher.

9.30am: Spare Turret X3, Y3 at Divisional drills and Loader; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Remainder employed as requisite.

9.50am: Cape Flat Light House N37W 14.5 miles.

2.0pm: Altered course N37E Krakatoa Peak N28W (Magnetic) 8.75 miles.

8.15pm: Sighted Steamer bearing S78E (Magnetic).

8.36pm: Proceeded, Course and Speed as requisite for intercepting Steamer.

9.20pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Boelongan (Dutch) Samerang [Semarang] to Padang with Cargo of Sugar, oil and timber. Lat 5 51S, Long 106 10 E.

9.40pm: Allowed her to proceed.

9.50pm: Proceeded N54W 36 revs, Babi Island Light N75W 7.25 miles.

[Distance] [Run 47 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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12 May 1916

On Sunda Strait Patrol

Lat -5.8, Long 106.0

3.20am: Stopped; Current setting WSW 2 miles per hour (about). Babi Island Light bore S83 (Magnetic), Fourth Point Light S35W (Magnetic).

6.50am: Sighted Steamer on Port bow heading for Auger.

10.30am: Stopped, Sighted Steamer S60W, Babi Island Light House S89E (Magnetic) 16 miles.

0.30pm: Sighted Steamer leaving Merak.

1.18pm: Proceeded 10 knots Courses as requisite for closing Steamer’

1.43pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Baud [listed here as Baud (1)] (Dutch) Position: Button Island S31W, Left edge Panjong S47.5E, Right edge Murok Island S36W. General cargo, Batavia to Padang allowed her to Proceed.

2.30pm: Proceeded Course NE, 7 knots.

3.15pm: Observed SS American colours with 5 masted Schooner in Tow to Eastward of Thwartway Island [now Sangiang] Steering to Northwards.

3.55pm: Proceeded 10 knots Courses as requisite for closing Steamer.

4.39pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Richmond (Lat 5 45 S, Long 106 5 E] Cargo Oil, New York to Shanghai; allowed her to proceed.

4.41pm: Courses as requisite speed 7 knots to Swing Ship for Deviation.

7.45pm: Fourth Point Light S33W (Magnetic), Babi Island Light S34E (Magnetic).

11.40pm: Stopped. Sighted Steamer bearing S46W.

Midnight: Babi Island Light S83E (Magnetic) 11.5 miles.

[Distance] [Run 103.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Noon temperature 89F, sea temperature 87F]


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13 May 1916

From Strait of Sunda to Sarabaya [Surabaya] Strait

Lat -5.8, Long 107.2

0.1am: Proceeded Courses as requisite 62 revs to intercept Steamer.

0.25am: Spoke SS Kaizo Maru (Japanese) allowed her to Proceed.

2.5am: Courses and speed as requisite for maintaining Ships position.

2.15am: Sighted Steamer bearing S66W.

3.26am: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite for intercepting Steamer, Babi Island Light S89E, 12.2 miles.

4.0am: Stopped; Boarded SS Reael [listed here as Reael (1)] (Dutch) General Cargo, Telok to Batavia, Lat 5 50 S, Long 106 8 E, allowed her to proceed.

4.30am: Proceeded NWxW 45 revs.

7.19am: Babi Island Light House abeam to Port 2.5 miles.

8.46am: Payung Light House abeam 0.75 miles, altered course N77E (Magnetic).

8.50am: Hands employed cleaning Ship throughout, aired Night clothing.

10.20am: Edam Light House abeam South 10 miles.

4.43pm: Sighted Boompjes [Pulau Biawak] Light House ahead.

6.30pm: Boompjes Island Light abeam to Port 1.75 miles.

[Distance] [Run 145.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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14 May 1916

From Strait of Sunda to Surabaya Strait

Lat -6.5, Long 111.7

5.15am: Sighted high land on Starboard bow.

6.50am: Sighted Mandalika Light House S52E.

7.35am: Sighted Steamer ahead.

9.55am: Spoke SS Banri [?] Maru (Japanese) Samarang to San Sebastian.

10.30am: Sighted 2 Ships S55E.

11.15am: Passed Dutch Man Of War "de Zeven Provincien" [mentioned here as a coastal defence ship] flying Vice admiral Flag in company with dispatch vessel Aldebaran.

4.0pm: Kodok Point bore S21W (Magnetic) 8 miles.

4.55pm: White Light buoy abeam.

5.5pm: Sighted Surabaya Strait Light Vessel S30E.

8.0pm: Surabaya Light Vessel S15W (Magnetic) 3 miles, Set course N74W (Magnetic) 96 revs.

11.5pm: Passed Steamer on Starboard hand steering Eastward.

11.40pm: Passed Steamer on Port hands steering Eastward.

[Distance] [Run 280.4 miles]

[South easterly wind force 3 or 4 for most of day, noon temperature 87F, sea temperature 83F]


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15 May 1916

From Surabaya Strait to Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -5.9, Long 108.1

1.0am: Observed Mandalike [Mandalika] Light S86.5W (Magnetic).

1.40am: Passed SS Banka (Dutch). Sighted Steamer on Starboard beam, Steering West.

2.27am: Mandalike [Pulau Mandalika] Light bore South (Magnetic) 8.5 miles.

7.5am: Sighted Steamer S65W; Gunlayer at Deflection Teacher.

7.35am: Hands at Physical Drill; A Group at Loader drill.

9.10am: Exercised small Arm Companies at Drill.

10.5am: Sighted Boompjes Island Light House WxN.

10.15am: Sighted Mount Chiremai [Cereme] S9W (Magnetic).

1.0pm: Dutch Man of War De zeven Provincien abeam Flying Vice admiral Flag.

7.15pm: Course and speed as requisite for closing Steamer.

7.18pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Van Hogendorp [listed here] (Dutch) Batavia to Dzambi [?] and Salambang General Cargo, allowed her to proceed (Lat 5 48 S, Long 106 48 E).

7.55pm: Proceeded 38 revs Course ExN.

9.30pm: Altered course ESE (Magnetic) Edam Island [Pulau Damar Besar] Light bearing South.

11.0pm: Increased to 76 revs Course East (Magnetic) to close Steamer.

11.50pm: Edam Island Light bearing SE (Magnetic) 12.5 miles.

[Distance] [Run 361.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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16 May 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -5.8, Long 107.0

2.0am: Edam Island Light S41W.

3.0am: Sighted Steamer S69E; Proceeded Course and speed as requisite for intercepting Steamer.

3.58am: Stopped; Boarded SS Koadiri [?] (Dutch) Rotterdam to Batavia General Cargo; allowed her to proceed (Lat 5.54 S, Long 106 55.5 E).

4.35am: Proceeded N30W 45 revs.

0.35pm: Spoke HMS Diana.

1.45pm: Stopped; Communicated with HMS Diana; 2 rating joined ship from HMS Diana.

2.34pm: Proceeded Course East (Magnetic) 76 revs.

4.10pm: Exercised Prepare to Tow aft; 4.11pm: Proceeded 45 revs courses as requisite for closing Steamer.

4.40pm: Stopped - Boarded SS Wilheim [?] (British) Batavia to Banka (Lat 5 50S, Long 106 52 E) Penang and Singapore (allowed her to proceed).

5.10pm: Proceeded 8 knots.

6.50pm: Edam Island Light S51E 5.5 miles. Patrolling East and West. Courses

Midnight: Edam Island Light S46E (Magnetic) 7 miles.

[Distance] [Run 164.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Noon air and sea temperature 84F]


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17 May 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -6.0, Long 106.9

1.0am: Patrolling East and West.

4.0am: Edam Island Light bearing S33W 6.25 miles, altered course N40W.

4.10am: Stopped; Boarded SS Laugmaer Van Twist [possibly Duijmaer van Twist (1) listed here] (Dutch) Banka to Batavia (Lat 5 52 S, Long 106 54 E) General Cargo, allowed to proceed.

4.45am: Proceeded NE 45 revs.

9.0am: Divisions - Prayers; Edam Island Light House S4W 6.2 miles. Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; B Group and Port 12 pounder Guns Crews at Control drill; Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

11.20am: Edam Island Light House West 6.6 miles.

8.25pm: Course and speed as requisite for maintaining position between bearings of Edam Light SW and SxW,

[Distance] [Run 138.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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18 May 1916

Patrolling off Batavia

Lat -5.9, Long 107.0

2.30am: Boarded SS Brandon (Dutch) Bajan to Batavia, Lat 5 48 S, Long 106 53 E, Cargo Dried Fish (allowed to Proceed).

3.30am: SS Van Lansberge; Palembang to Batavia ignored Signals; but stopped on a blank being fired.

3.40am: Boarded her (Lat 5 52 [S], Long 106 54 [E]), General Cargo (allowed to Proceed).

4.10am: Proceeded ENE 45 revs.

7.20am: Boarded SS Van der Cappellen [listed here] Surabaya to Batavia (Lat 5 58 S, Long 106 55 E) General Cargo (allowed to proceed).

7.58am: Proceeded course as requisite for intercepting Sailing Vessel.

8.25am: Boarded Schooner Metha (Dutch) Batavia to Tegal with Petroleum for Asiatic Petroleum (Course allowed to proceed); Edam Island Light House S79W 6.9 miles. Boarded Schooner Tk Tin Kim [?] (Dutch) from Djoewani [?] to Batavia with Indigo, allowed to Proceed.

9.5am: Proceeded 45 revs N30W.

9.40am: Edam Island Light House SW 6.8 miles. Stopped; 12 pounder Guns Crews at drill; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

11.35am: Proceeded course as requisite to close Tug and Dredger.

0.5pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Triton (Dutch Tug) in (Lat 5 54 S, Long 106 57 E), Batavia to Indramaque, Towing Sand Dredger (allowed to proceed).

0.30pm: Proceeded Course NW 45 revs.

1.17pm: Proceeded 45 revs Courses as requisite for intercepting Steamer bearing SS5E.

1.50pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Medan [presumably one of the ships listed here] (Dutch) Rotterdam to Batavia (Lat 5 52.5 S, Long 107 01 E), General Cargo (allowed to Proceed).

2.6pm: Proceeded 76 revs, Course as requisite to intercept Steamer.

2.36pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Siberg (Dutch) Billeton to Batavia (Lat 5 53 S, Long 106 55.5 E), Apprehended four German Subjects. General Cargo (allowed to proceed).

2.40pm: Proceeded back picked up First Cutter.

3.16pm: Proceeded to Siberg picked up Second Cutter.

6.25pm: Sighted Steamer bearing South.

7.0pm: Course and Speed as requisite for closing Steamer.

7.5pm: Boarded SS Sehuten [possibly Schouten on this list] (Lat 5 52 S, Long 106 52 E) Batavia to Deli (Sumaberg [?]) General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

7.35pm: Proceeded 45 revs, Course N50E.

8.0pm: Sighted Steamer on Starboard bow altered course S30E.

9.0pm: Stopped Edam Island Light House SW 9.5 miles.

[Distance] [Run 43.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Noon temperature 89F, sea temperature 85F]


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19 May 1916

Patrolling off Batavia

Lat -6.0, Long 106.9

3.0am: Sighted light N40E; 3.10am: Proceeded courses and speed as requisite for intercepting Steamer.

3.30am: Stopped; Boarded SS Giang Seng Singapore to Batavia General Cargo (Lat 5 54 S, Long 106 50 E) allowed to proceed.

3.50am: Edam Light S7E 3.3 miles; 4.0am: Proceeded N50E 45 revs.

4.25am: Sighted Steamer N26W.

5.0am: Stopped; Communicated with SS Woolgar.

5.46am: Proceeded N50E 45 revs.

2.50pm: Sighted Steamer bearing S80W. Proceeded to intercept Steamer 10 knots Course as requisite.

4.0pm: Edam Island Light House S30W, 5.8 miles.

10.10pm: Stopped at position Y.

[Distance] [Run 69.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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20 May 1916

Patrolling off Batavia

Lat -6.0, Long 106.9

0.45am: Proceeded 62 revs N65W (Magnetic).

1.25am: Stopped in (Lat 5 47.5 S, Long 106 50.5 E); Boarded SS Valentijn [listed here] (Dutch) Singapore to Batavia General Cargo allowed her to proceed.

1.55am: Proceeded Course S70E (Magnetic) 45 revs,

2.37am: Course and speed as requisite for closing Steamer.

2.52am: Stopped in (Lat 5 52.25 S, Long 106 56 E); Boarded SS Attaka (Dutch) Balik Papa to Batavia, Cargo Tins of Petrol; allowed her to proceed.

3.15am: Proceeded NE (Magnetic) 45 revs.

3.45am: Stopped. Edam Island Light S45.5W (Magnetic) 11.5 miles.

5.5am: Sighted Steamer N80E. 5.15am: Proceeded to intercept Steamer 62 revs Course as requisite.

5.50am: Boarded SS Rhumplius [presumably Rumphius listed here] (Dutch) Surabaya to Batavia in (Lat 5 51.5 S, Long 107 0 E), General Cargo; allowed to proceed after examining all passengers.

6.45am: Proceeded N60W 45 revs.

8.30am: Sighted Steamer N50W.

9.2am: Proceeded 45 revs Courses as requisite for intercepting Steamer. Hands employed cleaning Ship; aired Night clothing.

10.0am: Stopped; Boarded SS Donggala [listed here] with Lighter in Tow General Cargo Singapore to Batavia (Lat 5 51 S Long 106 52 E) OK allowed to proceed.

10.20am: Edam Island Light House S14W 7 miles; Proceeded course as requisite 50 revs to examine Jan Prisk [?] roadstead.

11.42am: Courses as requisite for Rendezvous.

1.50pm: Spoke HMS Diana.

2.10pm: Course and Speed as requisite for closing Steamer.

3.40pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Tjisondari [listed here] (Dutch) (Batavia to San Francisco) in (Lat 5 52 S, Long 107 2 E) General Cargo allowed her to proceed.

3.50pm: Proceeded 45 revs NNW (Magnetic).

4.0pm: Stopped; 4.55pm: Boarded SS Geang Seng [Giang Seng?] (British) in (Lat 5 51 S, Long 107 1 E) Batavia to Singapore. General Cargo allowed to proceed.

5.45pm: Proceeded 45 revs N89W (Magnetic).

6.30pm: Course and speed as requisite for closing Steamer.

6.32pm: Stopped in (Lat 5 52 S, Long 106 52 E) Boarded SS Vand Laurberge [presumably Van Lansberge] (Dutch) Batavia to Palembang General Cargo allowed her to proceed.

7.10pm: Proceeded East (Magnetic) 45 revs.

8.0pm: Stopped; Edam Island Light SW 8 miles.

[Distance] [Run 74.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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21 May 1916

Patrolling off Batavia

Lat -5.8, Long 106.6

0.16am: Proceeded 38 revs N65E (Magnetic).

1.0am: Sighted Steamer 3 miles.

1.12am: Increased 62 revs to intercept Stranger.

1.31am: Stopped in (Lat 5 53 S, Long 106 59 E) Edam Island Light S64W (Magnetic); Boarded SS Rindjani [listed here] (Dutch) Surabaya to Batavia and Rotterdam General Cargo (allowed to proceed).

2.2am: Proceeded S78W slow ahead.

2.59am: Stopped; Boarded SS Montoro (British) Melbourne to Singapore; General Cargo (allowed to proceed).

5.15am: Sighted Steamer S60E; 5.20am: Speed and Courses as requisite to close her.

5.55am: Stopped; Boarded SS Boeroe [listed here] (Dutch) Samarang to Batavia (Lat 5 57 S, Long 106 57 E) General Cargo (allowed to proceed).

6.25am: Proceeded North 45 revs.

9.25am: Edam Island Light House S36W 8.25 miles. Proceeded Course S81W (Magnetic) 62 revs to close HMS Diana.

10.10am: Stopped. Communicated with HMS Diana, 2 ratings joined Ship from HMAS Warrego and Parramatta.

10.40am: Proceeded Course West 76 Revs. Held Divine Service.

11.30am: Altered course West (Magnetic). Hands employed preparing Ship for Coaling.

0.6pm: Payung Light House abeam to Starboard 0.5 miles.

1.30pm: Altered course S30W to close HMS Venus.

1.51pm: Stopped; Communicated with HMS Venus. 1.56pm: Proceeded N55E 76 revs.

3.15pm: Hands employed preparing Ship for Coaling and as requisite.

3.58pm: Stopped, came to with Port anchor veered to 6 shackles in 15 fathoms.

[Anchorage Bearings: Panyang [Panjang] Island S72E, West Island N34W, Juking [Jukung] Island N33E]

4.0pm: Let fires die out in Nos 1 and 2 A Boilers.

4.40pm: SS Woolgar secured alongside.

5.35pm: Commenced Coaling.

[Anchored off Thousand Isles] [Kepulauan Seribu]

7.0pm and 9pm: Hands employed Coaling Ship.

10.10pm: Finished Coaling received (520) Tons.

11.0pm: SS Woolgar cast off.

[Distance] [Run 89.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Coal remaining 250.5 tons + 520 tons, Total 770.5 tons]


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22 May 1916

Patrolling off Batavia

Lat -5.9, Long 106.4

3.30am: Lit fires in Nos 4 to 9 B Boilers.

4.0am: Shortened in; 4.50am: Weighed and Proceeded 76 revs course West (Magnetic).

5.45am: Sighted HMS Venus; Challenged and received reply.

6.25am: Spoke HMS Venus.

1.10pm: Proceeded 62 revs to intercept Steamer bearing NE.

1.30pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Ben Swoll [?] (Dutch) from Batavia to West Coast Sumatra and Penang in (Lat 5 50.5 S, Long 106 23 E).

3.0pm: Spoke Japanese SS.

6.30pm: Babi Island N24E 3.5 miles.

7.53pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Halaban [?] (Dutch) Palembang to Padang (Lat 5 40 S, Long 105 59 E) Cargo Kerosene Oil allowed to Proceed.

8.20pm: Proceeded N82W (Magnetic).

9.47pm: Stopped and ordered SS Roggeveen [listed here] (Dutch) to stop when 2 miles outside 3 mile limit; fired 1 round 12 pounder blank and followed her inshore instructing her to follow us out to the position she was in when ordered her to stop; Babi Island Light N78E (Magnetic) 6.5 miles; Boarded SS Reneb [?] (Dutch) Batavia to Telok Behong [?]; General Cargo, allowed to Proceed; Then Boarded Roggeveen (Saigon to Reunion) Cargo Rice (allowed to Proceed) (Lat 5 00.5 S, Long 106 10 E).

[Distance] [Run 65.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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23 May 1916

Patrolling off Batavia

Lat -5.9, Long 106.9

am: Lost overboard by accident (Holder and Socket) of Boats Flashing Lamp Pattern No B4.

1.0am: Babi Island Light abeam to Port 3.5 miles.

1.30am: Sighted Payung Island Light N74.5E.

2.35am: Sighted HMS Venus NxW; 2.42am: Proceeded 45 revs Course as requisite for closing HMS Venus.

3.30am: Sighted Edam Island Light House ESE; Commenced sounding every 5 minutes.

4.40am: Sighted Steamer on Port bow.

5.5am: Challenged HMS Diana and received reply; 5.15am: Relieved HMS Diana on Patrol.

6.0am: Stopped Edam Island Light SxW.

8.50am: Proceeded 45 revs Course as requisite for intercepting Steamer bearing NE.

9.40am: Stopped; Boarded SS Jansbens [possibly Janssens as listed here] (Dutch) Pontianak to Batavia General Cargo (Lat 5 53 S, Long 106 56 E); allowed to proceed.

9.50am: Proceeded 45 revs Course as requisite for Phisk Roadstead [?].

10.45am: Edam Island Light House S80W 4.4 miles.

11.0am: Course as requisite for position on Patrol line.

0.20pm: Stopped; Edam Island Light House S32W 6.6 miles.

1.30pm: Proceeded N78E 62 revs to intercept Steamer.

2.6pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Kjeld [?] (Norwegian) (Lat 5 51 S, Long 106 58 E) Saigon to Reunion and Batavia, Cargo Rice, allowed to proceed.

2.46pm: Proceeded 45 revs S67.5W.

10.30pm: Sighted Steamer N78E. Proceeded 45 revs Course as requisite for intercepting Steamer.

10.50am: Edam Island Light S39W 4 miles. Stopped; Boarded SS Van den Bosch (Surabaya to Batavia General Cargo) (Lat 5 55 S, Long 106 56 E) allowed to proceed (Dutch).

[Distance] [Run 106.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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24 May 1916

From Batavia Road to Singapore

Lat -5.5, Long 106.7

0.45am: Commenced calling up stranger - No reply.

1.13am: Fired 1 round 12 pounder Blank Course and speed as requisite for stopping Stranger.

1.20am: Stopped; Boarded Dutch Government Vessel SS Speriver [?] allowed her to proceed (Lat 5 53.5S Long 106 55 E).

3.40am: Signal Stranger to stop. Course and speed as requisite for Stopping Stranger.

4.10am: Stopped; Boarded SS de Klerk (Dutch) Timor to Batavia, Horses and General Cargo (Lat 5 54 S, Long 106 55 E); allowed to proceed.

4.15am: Sighted Steamer NxE. 4.48am: Proceeded to close her.

5.10am: Spoke SS Borneo Maru Japanese.

8.0am: Challenged HMS Diana and received reply.

9.0am: Divisions Prayers. Communicated with HMS Diana. Received 7 Prisoners of War for passage to Singapore also 1 Hospital case.

10.40am: Proceeded course N34W (Magnetic) 84 revs.

10.55am: Altered course North (Magnetic); South Watcher abeam to Starboard 2.5 miles. Hands employed scrubbing Canvas gear and as requisite. Training classes at Instructions.

0.20pm: Sighted Arnemuiden Bank Light House N18E.

2.36pm: Altered course N75W to intercept Sailing Vessel.

3.51pm: Stopped; Boarded Barquentine James Tuft (American) in (Lat 4 50 S, Long 106 34 E) Delagoa Bay to Manilla allowed to proceed Cargo Nil.

4.22pm: Proceeded 84 revs N32E.

9.45pm: Sighted Shoalwater Light N7.5E.

10.0pm: Commenced sounding every 5 minutes with Tubes.

11.0pm: Altered course North (Magnetic). Sounding every 10 minutes without Tubes.

11.14pm: Shoalwater bore NW.

11.40pm: Shoalwater Light abeam to Port 5.6 miles, altered course N15W (Magnetic).

11.55pm: Sighted West Point Light N4E.

[Distance] [Run 76.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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25 May 1916

From Batavia Road to Singapore

Lat -1.1, Long 106.2

1.32am: Ayru Lanchu Light abeam to Starboard 3 miles.

2.10am: Sighted Langkuas Light N50.5E.

5.8am: Sighted Gaspar Island S40W (Magnetic).

Noon: Observed Pulo Laut Island N65W.

1.5pm: Pulo Laut Island abeam 6.75 miles.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 268.

10.40pm: Observed Little Karas Island Light N55W (Magnetic).

11.55pm: Altered course as requisite for passing through Rhio [?] Straits.

[Distance] [Run 310.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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26 May 1916

From Batavia Road to Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

0.15am: Lost overboard by accident 1 Sinker, 1 Swivel, 1 Line Stray 10ft, 1 Guard Brass of (Kelvins Sounding Machine).

2.5am: Pan Reef Light S54W 9 cables altered course N40W (Magnetic).

4.14am: Reduced to 45 revs Courses as requisite for making anchorage.

4.26am: Came to with Starboard anchor veered to 5 shackles in 11 fathoms in Singapore Roads.

5.55am: Hoisted out Picket Boat.

[Anchorage Bearings: White Obelisk N25.5E, abeam Starboard Breakwater N87W, abeam Port Breakwater N52W]

6.0am: Hands employed preparing Ship for Coaling and as requisite. Returned 6” Cordite.

7.5am: Lieutenant Millar left Ship for passage to England.

7.11am: Weighed and Proceeded Courses and Speed as requisite for making West Wharf.

7.40am: Secured alongside West Wharf.

9.0am: Commenced Coaling Ship.

[Draught: Forward 23’ 6”, Aft 24’ 0”]

10.0am: Discharged 12 Prisoners of War to Tanglin Internment Camp.

11.30am: Lieutenant White-Parsons RNR and Sub Lieutenant Fry RNR joined Ship.

1.30pm: 3 recovered Patients joined Ship from Hospital.

3.0pm: Discharged 2 ratings to Hospital.

4.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 269, 270, 271; Discharged 3 Prisoners to Tanglin Detention Quarters.

5.40pm: Gave leave to CPOs until 11.0pm.

7.30pm: Finished Coaling Ship received (1344) Tons.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Coal remaining: 346.7 + 1344.0, Total 1690.7 tons]


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27 May 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

Draught: Forward 26’ 9”, Aft 26’ 1”.

6.25am: Cast off Wires and Proceeded Course and Speed as requisite for anchoring in Singapore Roads.

7.30am: Came to with Starboard anchor veered to 5.5 shackles in 10.5 fathoms.

7.45am: Hoisted out Second Steam Pinnace and Sailing Pinnace.

[Anchorage Bearings: White Obelisk N3.5E, abeam Starboard Breakwater N88W, abeam Port Breakwater N42W]

11.50am: 1 Rating joined Ship from Hospital.

2.0pm: Hands employed cleaning Ship and getting in Stores.

3.40pm: Discharged 2 rating to Hospital.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 10.15pm.

6.30pm: Discharged 1 AB to SS Woolgar for passage to HMAS Parramatta.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol. Prepared for Night Defence.

10.30pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 13]


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28 May 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

7.0am: Landed RCs [Roman Catholics] (27) and Presbyterians (2).

7.55am: Japanese Destroyer Sailed.

8.0am: Landed Wesleyans (6).

9.45am: RCs and Presbyterians returned onboard.

10.25am: Held Divine Service.

11.40am: Wesleyans returned onboard.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 10.15pm, leave to Boys until 6.15pm.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol; Prepared for Night Defence.

10.55pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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29 May 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

8.40am: Hands employed Painting Masts, Yards and Funnels, Painting Mess deck and Scrubbing Canvas gear and as requisite. Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions.

10.0am: Japanese Cruiser arrived.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Boys until 6.15pm.

3.30pm: 2 Ratings joined ship from SS Justa.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch from 4.30 until 6.30am. Landed Sailors Home Patrol.

6.30pm: Prepared for Night Defence.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.20pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Thunder and lightning in early hours of morning, noon temperature 84F]


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30 May 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

7.10am: Sailors Home Patrol returned onboard.

7.30am: Returned 6” Cordite.

9.0am: Hands employed Painting Ship Side. Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions.

3.15pm: Provision Lighter secured alongside.

3.40pm: Discharged 1 rating to Hospital.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am. Read Warrants Nos 272 and 273.

5.30pm: Landed Sailors Home Patrol; First Part of Port watch employed getting in Provisions. 11 Rating joined ship from SS Nagoya [mentioned in this list].

[Number on sick list: 9]


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31 May 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

5.40am: Submerged tubes crews getting ready for running torpedoes. Remainder employed cleaning Ship.

9.0am: Discharged 3 ratings to Hospital.

9.10am: Hands employed Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions. Submerged Tube crews running Torpedoes; Painting Mess deck and as requisite.

am: Lost overboard by accident Sweep for recovering Torpedoes Pattern No 400.

2.0pm: Submerged Tubes crews employed about Torpedoes.

4.3pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 10.15pm.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for June 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Voucher For Paper given out from the Record Office, Secretary’s Department, Admiralty, Whitehall. Title:133, Subject: Cornwall June 16, When given out: 8/12/16. To whom: - entry crossed out (Mr Watch (NLI)]

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1 June 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

9.40am: Hands employed cleaning Ship, Painting out Casemates and as requisite. Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions.

11.30am: Read Warrant No 274.

0.45pm: Paid monthly money.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 10.15pm.

2.0pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Tanglin Detention Quarters.

3.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

4.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Sailors Home.

5.0pm: Port Watch employed preparing for sea.

10.10pm: Discharged Lieutenant Commander Cameron, Lieutenant Fligg and Lieutenant Duncan RNR for Passage to England.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 630 lbs, Vegetables 7000 lbs]


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2 June 1916

From Singapore to Surabaya Strait

Lat 0.3, Long 103.9

am: Lost overboard by accident Travellers on Rollers for 6” BL Gun Mark VII Pattern No 1580. Nut Lifting Socket Hand Spike for 1 in number.

Draught: Forward 26’ 6”, Aft 26’ 0”.

5.40am: Hands employed preparing Ship for Sea. Hoisted in Picket Boat, First and Second Steam Pinnaces and Sailing Pinnace.

7.0am: Weighed and Proceeded course as requisite 94 revs.

8.24am: Cap Island abeam to Port; Sounding every 5 minutes.

3.15pm: Muchi Island [Pulau Muci] Light House bore N89E (Magnetic) 3.5 miles, altered course S50E (Magnetic). Sounding at 5 minute intervals between 3 and 4 pm.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 275.

5.40pm: Commenced Sounding at 5 minute intervals (13 fathoms).

6.40pm: Prepared for Night Defence; 6.50pm: Altered course S34E (Magnetic). Sounded at 5 minute intervals during the Watch.

10.7pm: Sighted Ular Light bearing S25E (Magnetic).

10.20pm: Altered course to Port to avoid Steamer. 10.30pm: Resumed Course.

11.33pm: Kalian [Tanjung Kelian] Light bearing S82E (Magnetic), altered course S45E (Magnetic).

Midnight: Sounding every 5 minutes.

[Distance] [Run 69 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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3 June 1916

From Singapore to Surabaya Strait

Lat -4.2, Long 106.8

0.37am: Tanjong Kalian Light N18W altered course S76E Magnetic.

1.31am: Sighted West Nangka Light S76E (Magnetic).

4.25am: Sighted Banka [Bangka] Point Light.

5.40am: Sighted Steamer ahead. Challenged. Reply, Venus.

5.44am: Banka Point Light abeam.

7.16am: Dapur Light abeam 7.3 miles to port.

1.50pm: Sighted Steamers smoke S60W; Bound opposite direction.

3.40pm: Arnemuiden Bank Light bore S45W.

4.6pm: Arnemuiden Light House abeam to Starboard 6.5 miles.

4.23pm: Courses and speed as requisite for closing HMS Diana.

4.55pm: Stopped Communicated with and Discharged 10 ratings and Stores to HMS Diana.

5.41pm: Proceeded Course S67E (Magnetic) 84 revs.

10.38pm: Altered course as requisite to close Steamer S13E.

11.25pm: Reduced to 45 revs; Spoke Dutch Colonial Government Steamer Edi.

11.34pm: Proceeded 84 revs Course S82W (Magnetic). Spoke SS Memnon for Liverpool.

[Distance] [Run 355 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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4 June 1916

From Singapore to Surabaya Strait

Lat -6.2, Long 110.3

0.55am: Pamanukan Rock Light bore S37W (Magnetic).

1.15am: Boompjes Island Light N89E (Magnetic).

3.30am: Sighted Steamer S70E Steering to Eastward.

4.10am: Spoke SS Ranee of Liverpool.

10.20am: Held Divine Service.

1.10pm: Sighted Mandalike Light House bearing S71E (Magnetic).

2.55pm: Mandalike [Pulau Mandalika] Light House abeam bearing South (Magnetic).

[Distance] [Run 304.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[South easterly wind force 4 to 5 for most of day, noon temperature 85F, sea temperature 83F]


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5 June 1916

On Surabaya Strait Patrol

Lat -6.8, Long 112.7

0.52am: Sighted Surabaya Light bearing S33E (Magnetic).

6.45am: Reduced to 45 revs, Course as requisite for closing Barque.

6.47am: Stopped; Boarded Barque Mantel (Dutch) Surabaya to Bandjussin [?] in Ballast, Lat 6 41 S, Long 113 1 E, allowed her to proceed.

7.16am: Proceeded 45 revs.

10.30am: Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions. Shells Party employed Painting shells. Remainder employed Painting Mess Deck and as requisite.

2.54pm: Boarded SS Mossel (Surabaya to Samerang) (Cargo Live Stock) (Dutch), allowed to proceed.

3.15pm: Boarded SS De Cereus [?] (Dutch) Surabaya to Samarang, Lat 6 51 S, Long 112 42 E, General Cargo, allowed to proceed.

3.50pm: Proceeded N33E 45 revs.

4.10pm: Read Warrant No 276.

5.15pm: Sighted Steamer on Starboard Quarter. 5.40pm: Course and Speed as requisite to close Steamer.

6.25pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Ranee of Liverpool, Colombo to Surabaya, Lat 6 47 S, Long 112 36 E, in Ballast, allowed to proceed.

7.10pm: Proceeded Course N87E 64 revs.

[Distance] [Run 186.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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6 June 1916

From Surabaya Strait to Madura Strait

Lat -7.4, Long 113.6

4.40am: Sighted Sapudi Island Light.

7.10am: Sapudi Island Light House abeam 1.95 miles.

9.0am: Divisions Prayers; aired Bedding.

9.15am: Altered course South to intercept Steamer bearing S20W.

9.56am: Altered course S88W; Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; After Turrets Crew at Divisional drill; Gunlayers and Trainers at Deflection Teacher.

2.30pm: Stopped.

[Distance] [Run 179.25 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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7 June 1916

On Madura Strait Patrol

Lat -7.6, Long 113.1

0.5am: Zwaantjes Light S56W. 0.10am: Proceeded 45 revs Course South.

1.5am: Zwaantjes Light bore West 12 miles. Stopped.

9.10am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedoes and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; B Group at Divisional drill; Marines at small arm drill; Remainder employed as requisite.

10.0am: Proceeded 64 revs Course S62W.

11.25am: Stopped; Boarded SS Halvard (Norwegian) Lat 7 34 S, Long 113 7 E, Kraksaan to Surabaya, Cargo (Sugar), allowed to proceed.

11.50am: Proceeded 84 revs Course N67E (Magnetic).

1.16pm: Stopped; Boarded SS De Carpentier (Dutch), Surabaya to Makassar in Lat 7 26 S, Long 113 25 E, arrested one German Sailor, allowed her to Proceed (Cargo General).

1.46pm: Proceeded 76 revs N75E.

3.30pm: Passed 3 Destroyers at anchor Port beam.

6.40pm: Tribung Light abeam to Starboard.

[Distance] [Run 41 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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8 June 1916

From Madura Strait to Batavia Road

Lat -6.3, Long 111.0

0.19am: Altered course as requisite to close Steamer.

1.0am: Boarded SS Buelemjen [?] (Dutch) Surabaya to Slaggen in Lat 6 35 S, Long 113 8 E, allowed her to Proceed (Cargo Mining Gear).

1.41am: Proceeded 88 revs N83W (Magnetic).

9.30am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Remainder employed preparing and overalling [overhauling] Coaling gear and as requisite.

10.5am: Sighted Steamer on Port bow; Courses and Speed as requisite for closing Steamer.

10.45am: Stopped; Boarded SS Keemun [listed here] Batavia to Makassar in Lat 6 16.3 S, Long 111 0 0 E, British (General Cargo), allowed to proceed.

11.55am: Proceeded 88 revs Course N85W; Streamed Patent Log.

0.15pm: Mandalike Island House bearing S4W 7.5 miles.

3.18pm: Altered course S80W (Magnetic) to close Steamer.

3.40pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Van Rees (Dutch) in Lat 6 11 S, Long 110 8 E, Batavia to Surabaya, General Cargo, allowed to proceed.

4.25pm: Proceeded course N85W 88 revs.

11.34pm: Boompjes Light abeam bearing N5E (Magnetic) 3 miles, altered course N78W (Magnetic).

[Distance] [Run 289 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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9 June 1916

From Madura Strait to Batavia Road

Lat -5.8, Long 106.4 [very approximate position]

0.15am: Sighted three Steamers ahead; 0.45am: Altered course as requisite.

1.25am: Resumed Course N79W.

1.40am: Sighted Pamanukan Reef Light abeam bearing S11W.

5.0am: Observed Edam Island Light bearing S60.5W.

5.35am: Challenged by and replied to HMS Diana. 5.45am: Altered course S49W to close Diana; Hands employed cleaning Ship.

6.5am: Stopped and Transferred Sub Lieutenant Evans and 1 German prisoner to HMS Diana for passage to Singapore.

6.15am: Proceeded 64 revs N82W (Magnetic). Returned 6” Cordite.

9.0am: Divisions, Prayers; Hands employed preparing Ship for Coaling.

10.51am: Course and Speed as requisite for making anchorage.

11.3am: Came to with Port anchor in 17 fathoms veered to 7 shackles. Hoisted out Picket Boat and First Steam Pinnace.

[Anchorage Bearings: abeam starboard Babi Island [Pulau Tunda] S39W. abeam starboard Great Tiduvay Island [Pulau Tidung Besar] S3E, abeam port Kotok Besar S38E]

0.30pm: Collier Hang Sang secured alongside.

1.33pm: Commenced Coaling Ship.

[Distance] [Run 292.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Coal remaining: 618.8 tons]


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10 June 1916

Batavia Road Patrolling

Lat -5.8, Long 106.8

2.55am: Finished Coaling received (1100) Tons.

[Draught: Forward 26ft 9in, Aft 26ft 2in]

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning Ship and preparing for sea.

6.25am: Collier Hang Sang cast off. 6.30am: Hoisted in Picket Boat and First Steam Pinnace.

7.2am: Weighed and Proceeded S35W (Magnetic) 50 revs.

10.15am: Payung Island abeam 5.4 miles.

11.0am: Junk Reef Buoy abeam altered course S67E.

11.20am: Sighted 2 Steamers on Starboard bow and 1 on Port beam.

Noon: Tested Lifebuoys - found Correct.

2.0pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Ban Whatt Hin (Singapore to Batavia ), British, General Cargo, allowed to proceed. Boarded SS Rochussen [listed here] (Dutch) Batavia to Samarang in Lat 5 58.5 [S], Long 106 58 [E], General Cargo, allowed to proceed.

4.55pm: Proceeded 50 revs Course N50E (Magnetic).

6.15pm: Stopped on Position Y.

6.25pm: Sighted Steamer S44W.

10.20pm: Sighted Steamer N30W. 10.37pm: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite for closing Steamer.

11.20pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Attaka (Dutch) (Sarawak to Batavia) in Lat 5 32 S, Long 106 53 E; In Ballast, allowed to proceed.

[Distance] [Run 36.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Coal Remaining: 554.2 + 1100.0, Total 1654.2]


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11 June 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -5.9, Long 106.8

0.30am: Stopped Edam Island Light S40W 8.75 miles.

7.30am: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite for closing Steamer [which presumably got away as not mentioned again in am].

10.25am: Held Divine Service.

11.15am: Edam Island abeam 3.25 miles.

1.35pm: Payung Light House abeam 0.75 miles.

3.10pm: Sighted Steamer bearing W0.25N.

4.15pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Pasha (British), Calcutta to Surabaya, in Lat 5 50 S Long 106 22 E (In Ballast), allowed to proceed.

4.45pm: Proceeded S85W 50 revs.

5.40pm: Sighted Steamer NW; altered course N79W.

7.30pm: Boarded SS Spellmann (Dutch), Tjilatjap to Batavia in Lat 5 51 S Long 106 20 E, General Cargo, allowed to proceed.

7.50pm: Proceeded N55W, 50 revs.

8.42pm: Stopped.

11.0pm: Proceeded 45 revs (to resume Position).

[Distance] [Run 71.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Noon air and sea temperature 85F]


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12 June 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -5.8, Long 106.4

0.5am: Sighted Steamer bearing N20W. 0.12am: Course and speed as requisite for closing SS Heiyo Maru.

1.9am: Stopped.

2.25am: Proceeded slow ahead (to resume position).

3.5am: Stopped; Ship in position.

4.34am: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite for regaining position. 4.45am: Stopped.

7.6am: Proceeded Course and speeds as requisite for regaining position;

7.32am: Stopped.

8.21am: Proceeded Course and speeds as requisite. 8.31am: Stopped.

9.10am: Division - Prayers; Exercised small arm Companies at drills; Hands employed cleaning Ship and repairing Coaling gear and as requisite.

10.5am: St Nicholas Point bore S35.5W 5.75 miles; Proceeded S70E (Magnetic) 64 revs,

11.5am: Babi Island Light House abeam to Port 2.5 miles; altered course N85E (Magnetic).

0.48pm: Payung Island Light House abeam 0.5 miles.

1.22pm: Junk Reef Buoy abeam altered course S68E (Magnetic).

3.7pm: Edam Island Light House abeam 3 miles.

5.18pm: Increased to 62 revs to intercept Steamers.

7.0pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Van Hogendorp [one of the ships listed here] (Dutch), Batavia to Palembang in Lat 5 49 S, Long 106 51.5 E, General Cargo (allowed to proceed).

7.20pm: Proceeded S85E (Magnetic) 50 revs.

8.20pm: Stopped; Edam Island Light S42.5W 11 miles.

[Distance] [Run 82.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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13 June 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -5.1, Long 106.6

0.45am: Proceeded 50 revs to intercept Steamer.

1.7am: Stopped; Boarded SS Charon [Charon (1) listed here] (British), Freemantle to Batavia, in Lat 5 51.5 S Long 106 51 E, General Cargo, allowed to proceed.

6.0am: Proceeded 64 revs Course N36W (Magnetic) from Position to position off North Watcher.

7.3am: South Watcher abeam 10 miles; Returned 6” Cordite.

10.50am: Challenged HMS Venus and received reply.

11.33am: Stopped; Sent Boats to Venus for Stores and Mails.

0.30pm: Proceeded Course SSE (Magnetic) 64 revs.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 279 and 280. 4.5pm: Sighted Edam Island Light House S5E (Magnetic).

5.55pm: Stopped.

7.30pm: Proceeded 50 revs. Course as requisite.

8.10pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Charon (British); Batavia to Singapore in Lat 5 51 S, Long 106 52 E (General Cargo), allowed to proceed.

9.45pm: Proceeded 38 revs N84E (Magnetic).

10.30pm: Stopped; Edam Island Light S33W (Magnetic) 8 miles.

11.45pm: Sighted Steamer bearing South, apparently steering NNE.

[Distance] [Run 117.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 3000 lbs]

[Weather continues quiet, noon temperature 82F, sea temperature 83F]


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14 June 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -6.0, Long 106.9

0.20am: Proceeded Course East (Magnetic) 62 revs to intercept Steamer.

0.40am: Course and speed as requisite for closing Steamer.

1.0am: Stopped in Lat 5 52 S, Long 107 00 E; Boarded SS Menado (Dutch), Batavia to Indramayo, (General Cargo), allowed to proceed.

2.0am: Proceeded Course N27W (Magnetic) 45 revs; 2.20am: Edam Island Light SW 10.25 miles; Stopped.

6.30am: Proceeded Course and Speed as requisite for regaining position. Returned 6” Cordite.

8.45am: Stopped; Boarded SS Van Noort [listed here] (Dutch), Banka to Batavia in Lat 5 47 S, Long 106 56 E, Cargo Tin, allowed to proceed.

9.21am: Proceeded SSE 50 revs.

10.56am: Stopped; Boarded SS Schouten [listed here] (Dutch), Semarang to Batavia in Lat 5 58.25 S, Long 106 56 E, General Cargo, allowed to proceed. Training Classes at Instructions; Marines at Divisional drill; Remainder employed as requisite.

11.17am: Proceeded Course S14W (Magnetic) 50 revs.

0.30pm: Course as requisite for closing Steamer.

0.37pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Van Heemskerk (Dutch), Singapore to Batavia in Lat 5 57 S, Long 106 56 E, General Cargo, allowed to proceed.

1.55pm: Closed SS Hokuto Maru, Course and speed as requisite.

2.56pm: Stopped.

6.20pm: Sighted Steamer leaving Batavia. 6.30pm: Proceeded N40E 45 revs.

7.10pm: Spoke SS Gleneden (British) Batavia to Cheribon. 7.15pm: Stopped.

10.20pm: Sighted Steamer bearing SSE heading NE.

11.05pm: Proceeded Course as requisite 40 revs.

11.25pm: Stopped.

[Distance] [Run 100.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 378] [though it is unclear where this came from]


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15 June 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -5.8, Long 106.7

3.45am: Proceeded Course N85W 50 revs.

4.0am: Stopped.

4.22am: Proceeded East (Magnetic) 50 revs. 4.57am: Stopped. Edam Island Light S40W 9.5 miles.

7.5am: Proceeded S65W (Magnetic) 50 revs.

7.18am: Altered course as requisite to close Steamer.

7.30am: Stopped; Boarded SS Dyitaroem [possibly Tjitaroem, listed here] (Dutch) in Lat 5 50 S, Long 106 54 E, Hong Kong to Batavia, General Cargo, allowed to proceed.

8.50am: Proceeded 50 revs to close Steamer.

9.40am: Boarded SS Pijnacker Hordijk (Dutch), Cheribon to Batavia in Lat 5 54.25 S, Long 106 56 E, General Cargo, allowed to proceed.

10.0am: Proceeded 50 revs N85W (Magnetic).

0.15pm: Altered course S85W (Magnetic), 1.3pm: Payung Island abeam 1 mile.

2.0pm: Stopped.

8.28pm: Proceeded 45 revs East (Magnetic). 8.58pm: Stopped.

11.0pm: Proceeded 45 revs to close Steamer.

11.30: Boarded SS Tysla (Norwegian), Melbourne to Christiania in Lat 5 50 S, Long 106 23 E, Cargo Sugar, allowed to proceed.

11.51pm: Proceeded 50 revs, Course as requisite.

[Distance] [Run 48.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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16 June 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -5.9, Long 106.8

0.5am: Stopped; Babi Island bearing N57W (Magnetic), Payung Island N76E (Magnetic).

2.25am: Proceeded 40 revs, Course as requisite. 3.5am: Stopped.

5.25am: Proceeded N80E (Magnetic). 6.0am: Stopped.

9.30am: Babi Island Light House N85W 7.5 miles. Proceeded Course S86E (Magnetic), 50 revs.

10.40pm: Payung Island Light House abeam to Port 0.75 miles, altered course N85E (Magnetic).

1.40pm: Stopped.

3.35pm: Proceeded 45 revs, Course as requisite. 3.52pm: Stopped.

4.10pm: Challenged HMS Venus and received reply.

4.59pm: Stopped; Exchanged Signals by Semaphore with HMS Venus.

5.10pm: Proceeded Course N21E (Magnetic).

5.52pm: Stopped.

9.0pm: Edam Island Light S39W 7.8 miles. Proceeded N60E (Magnetic) 50 revs. 9.17pm: Stopped.

10.35pm: Proceeded Course SE (Magnetic) 50 revs.

11.1pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Van Heemskerk (Batavia to Cheribon) in Lat 5 53 S, Long 106 59.25 E (General Cargo), allowed to proceed.

11.53pm: Proceeded Course (N25W) (Magnetic) 50 revs.

[Distance] [Run 51.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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17 June 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -5.9, Long 107.0

0.20am: Stopped.

1.25am: Proceeded 50 revs, Course as requisite to close Steamer.

1.44am: Increased to 64 revs. Fired 3 rounds 12 pounder Blank.

2.30am: Stopped; Boarded SS Kambangan [listed here] (Dutch) Amsterdam to Chilatjap in Lat 5 50 S, Long 107 04 E, General Cargo, allowed to proceed.

3.37am: Proceeded at 50 revs West (Magnetic).

4.22am: Stopped.

5.35am: Proceeded 40 revs, Course as requisite.

6.4am: Stopped; Boarded SS Rumphius [listed here] (Dutch), Surabaya to Batavia in Lat 5 51.5 S, Long 107 00 E, General Cargo, allowed to proceed.

6.47am: Proceeded 40 revs course as requisite for Y position.

7.15am: Ship in Y position. Stopped. Returned 6” Cordite.

8.0am: Tested Lifebuoys - found Correct.

am: Hands employed cleaning Ship throughout. Aired Night Clothing.

11.50am: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite.

Noon: Stopped; Boarded Schooner Nam Jin Hin (Dutch), Batavia to Mantok in Lat 5 51 S, Long 106 58 E, General Cargo, allowed to proceed.

2.0pm: Sighted Steamer NxE.

3.20pm: Spoke SS Terimo Maru, from Singapore to Batavia.

3.30pm: Proceeded S7W 50 revs; Edam Island Light House S47W, 8.1 miles.

5.25pm: Stopped.

6.0pm: Boarded SS Tarakan (Dutch) Balik-Papai to Batavia in Lat 5 57 S, Long 106 56.5 E, Cargo Oil in Bulk, allowed to proceed.

6.28pm: Proceeded 50 revs N18E (Magnetic).

8.15pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Tasman (Dutch), Melbourne to Batavia, in Lat 5 32 S, Long 107 04 E, General Cargo, allowed to proceed.

8.47pm: Proceeded N75W (Magnetic) 50 revs.

9.30pm: Stopped, Edam Island Light S75W (Magnetic) 9 miles; Heavy Rain clearing at 9.15.

[Distance] [Run 58 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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18 June 1916

From Batavia Road to Singapore

Lat -4.7, Long 106.0

2.27am: Stopped, Edam Island Light S40W.

4.0am: Edam Island Light S40W, 10 miles; Proceeded N31W (Magnetic).

5.30am: HMS Venus Challenged.

6.10am: HMS City of London Challenged.

6.30am: Courses as requisite for closing HMS City of London.

6.37am: Stopped Communicated with HMS Venus and received Stores from HMS City of London; Lieutenant Harrison RNR, Mr Healy Boatswain and 2 Privates RMLI joined ship from HMS City of London.

7.30am: Proceeded N16E 67 revs; 7.54am: Streamed Patent Log.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

5.30pm: Spoke SS Van dern Bosh [probably Van Den Bosch].

6.0pm: Sighted Shoal Water Light N13E (Magnetic).

6.30pm: Sighted Steamer N83E.

8.5pm: Sighted Ayer Lanchu [?] Light N1.5E.

11.30pm: Lanchu Light bearing S41E altered course N4W (Magnetic). Sounding every 15 minutes.

[Distance] [Run 101.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 418 lbs]


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19 June 1916

From Batavia Road to Singapore

Lat -0.9, Long 106.1

2.0am: Sounding every 15 minutes throughout the watch.

6.0am: Deviation by bearing of Sun 0.75 degrees E. Sounding every 15 minutes during the Watch.

9.30am: Finished sounding.

1.15pm: Pulo Laut Island abeam 8.5 miles.

11.0pm: Altered course N50W (Magnetic). Commenced Sounding with Tubes.

11.50pm: Sighted Little Karas Light N54W.

[Distance] [Run 264.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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20 June 1916

From Batavia Road to Singapore or at Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

0.13am: Man overboard (Hughes AB) away Lifeboats crew. Stopped both. 0.20am: Man picked up. 0.30am Proceeded N60W 67 revs.

3.17am: Tunjak Light abeam S33W 0.75 miles.

3.44am: Sau Light abeam West 1 mile; Sounding every 5 minutes throughout the Watch.

5.40am: Hands employed preparing Ship for Coaling.

6.6am: Courses as requisite for anchorage in Singapore Roads.

6.56am: Came to with Port anchor veered to 5.5 shackles in 10 fathoms; Discharged 2 ratings to HMAS Psyche; Hoisted out Picket Boat and First Steam Pinnace.

8.10am: SS Hang Sang secured alongside. 8.29am: Commenced coaling Ship.

[Anchorage Bearings: abeam starboard Breakwater S84W, abeam port Breakwater N49W, White Obelisk N38E]

9.0am: 2 Ratings joined Ship from HMAS Psyche.

10.30am: Discharged 1 Prisoner of War to Tanglin Internment Camp.

11.15am: HMAS Psyche sailed.

1.0pm: Hands employed coaling Ship.

5.18pm: Finished coaling received (755) Tons.

6.0pm: Gave leave to CPOs until 10.0pm.

6.20pm: SS Hang Sang cast off.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Coal remaining 964.0 + 755.0, Total 1719.0 tons]


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21 June 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

5.40am: Hoisted out Second Steam Pinnace and Sailing Pinnace.

10.15am: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 10.15pm.

6.45pm: Prepared for Night Defence.

7.10pm: Landed Patrol.

11.0pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]

[Noon temperature 88F]


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22 June 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

8.45am: Hands employed getting in Stores and Provisions. Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am. Hands make and mend clothes.

4.30pm: Landed Sailors Home Patrol.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.30pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]


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23 June 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

7.0am: Lit fires in First Steam Pinnace; Sailors Home Patrol returned onboard; Hands at Physical drill.

9.0am: Divisions, Prayers; Discharged 1 rating to Hospital. Hands employed Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions, cleaning out Boats and as requisite.

1.30pm: Discharged 2 acting Carpenters and 1 NCO officer RMLI to SS Nagoya [listed here] for Passage to England.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

10.20pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 1100 lbs]


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24 June 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

8.45am: Aired Night clothing.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning Ship throughout. Tested Lifebuoys - found Correct.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 282, 283 and 284.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 10.15pm.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 1400 lbs]


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25 June 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

7.5am: Landed RCs [Roman Catholics] (53), Presbyterians (13) Church Parties. Returned 6” Cordite.

8.10am: Landed Wesleyians [Wesleyans] (17).

9.50am: RCs and Presbyterians returned onboard.

10.20am: Held Divine Service.

10.50am: Wesleyians returned onboard.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 10.15pm, leave to Boys until 6.15pm.

2.40pm: HMS Laurentic arrived

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs]


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26 June 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

7.35am: Hands at Physical drill.

9.15am: Small arm Companies at Company drill.

10.30am: Hands employed cleaning out Boats; Shell Room Parties cleaning out shellrooms and ammunition passages. Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instruction.

11.30am: 1 Recovered patient joined ship from Hospital.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Boys until 6.15pm. Detached 1 Private RMLI for Duty at Fort Canning.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 10.15pm.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 2500 lbs]


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27 June 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

9.0am: Divisions, Prayers. Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions. A Group at Divisional drill; Marines at Infantry drill; Remainder overhauling Coaling gear and Painting out Boats.

10.0am: Japanese Destroyer arrived.

1.40pm: 1 Rating joined ship from HMS Laurentic to await passage to HMS Venus.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 10.15pm.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 1700 lbs]

[Showers in evening, noon temperature 86F]


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28 June 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

7.55am: Japanese Destroyer sailed.

9.5am: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

9.30am: B and X Groups at Divisional drill; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Painting Mess deck and getting in ammunition.

11.40am: HMS Laurentic sailed.

1.0pm: Japanese destroyer arrived.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 285 and 286.

4.45pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 10.15pm.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs]


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29 June 1916

From Singapore to Batavia Roads

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

8.55am: Discharged 2 Ratings to HMS Venus; Mr Barstow Midshipman Lent to HMS Venus.

9.30am: Hands employed B Group at 6” Gun drill; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Y Group at Divisional drill; Remainder as requisite.

10.15am: 1 Rating joined ship from HMS Venus.

11.10am: Hoisted in Sailing Pinnace, Picket Boat and First and Second Steam Pinnaces.

11.48am: Weighed and Proceeded 67 revs.11.57am: Set course S81E.

[Draught: Forward 26’ 6”, Aft 26’ 2”]

1.45pm: Altered course S40E (Magnetic); Commenced Sounding without Tubes. Hands make and Mend clothes.

4.25pm: Altered course S40E (Magnetic) Sounding every 5 minutes.

5.30pm: Stopped Sounding.

11.20pm: Sighted Tanjong Jang [Tanjung Jang] Light bearing S19W (Magnetic).

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 640 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs]


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30 June 1916

From Singapore to Batavia Road

Lat -1.9, Long 105.1

1.38am: Tanjong Jang Light abeam 7.5 miles.

3.15am: Commenced Sounding every 5 minutes.

3.45am: Stopped Sounding.

7.0am: NW Rock Tuju Islands [Kepulauan Tujuh] S52E 1.6 miles, altered course S8W (Magnetic).

7.10am: Commenced Sounding every 10 minutes.

8.45am: Stopped Sounding.

11.45am: Commenced Sounding every 5 minutes.

1.7pm: Kalian Light House abeam 4.5 miles.

2.47pm: Amelia Rock buoy abeam 2 miles.

3.15pm: Passed Schooner Monopun of Muntok.

4.15pm: Read Warrants Nos 287 and 288.

4.56pm: Third Point Buoy abeam 0.5 miles.

5.30pm: West Nangka Light House abeam 4 miles.

6.0pm: Sounding every 5 minutes.

7.25pm: Kasang Light abeam 1.9 miles.

9.45pm: Pulo Berar [Besar] Light abeam N21E (Magnetic) 2.5 miles.

11.35pm: Dapur Light abeam.

[Distance] [Run 230.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Rain and showers in pm, noon temperature 86F, sea temperature 84F]


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LOGS FOR JULY 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for July 1916]

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1 July 1916

From Singapore to Batavia Road

Lat -5.2, Long 106.7

1.0am: Sounding every 5 minutes.

3.30am: Stopped Sounding.

8.45am: Aired Night clothing.

11.20am: Observed Arnemuiden Bank bearing S3E (Magnetic).

11.50am: Challenged HMS City of London and received reply.

0.17pm: Stopped; Communicated with City of London.

2.15pm: Proceeded 67 revs SSE (Magnetic).

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 289.

5.23pm: Edam Island Light House abeam South (Magnetic) 12.75 miles.

5.32pm: Spoke SS Rumphius (Batavia to Singapore).

5.53pm: Altered course to intercept Steamer. Reduced to 64 revs.

6.0pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Ban Whatt Hin (Batavia to Singapore) Lat 5 50 S, Long 106 52 E, General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

6.33pm: Proceeded East 50 revs.

6.42pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Van Lansberge (Batavia to Palenbang) Lat 5 50 S, Long 106 54 E, General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

8.0pm: Proceeded East 45 revs.

8.35pm: Stopped; Prepared for Night defence.

11.40pm: Proceeded N65E 45 revs; Edam Island Light S30W.

[Distance] [Run 248.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 455 lbs]


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2 July 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -5.9, Long 106.9

0.30am: Stopped Edam Light bearing S45W (Magnetic).

1.36am: Proceeded 45 revs Course as requisite for closing Steamer.

1.57am: Stopped. 2.0am: Boarded SS Taiakan [probably Tarakan, as listed here] (Dutch) (Balik Papan to Batavia) Lat 5 49 3 S, Long 107 0 1 E, Cargo Oil in Bulk; allowed to proceed.

2.37am: Proceeded 45 revs S70W (Magnetic). 3.1am: Stopped.

5.0am: Proceeded 50 revs SSW.

7.40am: Stopped at B Position.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

0.27pm: Proceeded 45 revs Course WSW to intercept Steamer.

0.43pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Mijer in Lat 5 52.25 S, Long 106 53.5 E (Batavia to Singapore), General Cargo, allowed to proceed (Dutch).

3.10pm: Proceeded West 45 revs to close Steamer.

3.36pm: Course as requisite to close Steamer.

3.55pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Stagpool [Stagpool (1) listed here] in Lat 5 54.25 S, Long106 48 E (Suez to Batavia), Ballast; allowed to proceed (British).

4.30pm: Proceeded Course N62E 50 revs.

7.10pm: Altered course N69W (Magnetic) to close Steamer.

7.23pm: Spoke SS Riojun Maru (Japanese). 7.35pm: Altered course S70W (Magnetic).

7.58pm: Stopped.

[Distance] [Run 75.6 miles]

[Misty from 8am to noon, noon temperature 83F, sea temperature 84F]


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3 July 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -5.8, Long 106.7

2.25am: Proceeded 50 revs N10W (Magnetic) to intercept Steamer. 2.40am: Stopped.

3.10am: Boarded SS Ophir [listed here] (Dutch) (Sourabaya [Surabaya] to Rotterdam) in Lat 5 50 S, Long 106 55 E, General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

4.0am: Edam Island Light bore S27W (Magnetic) about 10 miles.

4.35am: Stopped. Edam Island Light S40W about 10 miles.

6.0am: Proceeded, Course S8W (Magnetic) 50 revs.

8.45am: Stopped at B position.

10.37am: Proceeded 64 revs Course as requisite to intercept Steamer.

10.45am: Both Turrets Crews at Divisional drill; Remainder employed as requisite.

11.55am: Boarded SS Van Swoll (Batavia to Padang) in Lat 5 50 S, Long 106 42 E (Dutch), General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

0.31pm: Proceeded 50 revs Course N70E (Magnetic).

2.2pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Duijmaer Van Twist (Dutch) in Lat 5 45 S, Long 106 53E (Batavia to Banka), General Cargo, allowed to proceed.

2.42pm: Proceeded 50 revs Course S11E (Magnetic).

4.15pm: Boarded SS Stagpool (British) (Batavia to Sourabaya) Lat 5 55 S, Long 106 53.5 E, allowed to proceed.

4.55pm: Proceeded 50 revs Course SE to regain position Y.

5.35pm: Stopped. 5.45pm: Proceeded Course as requisite for closing Steamer.

7.0pm: Boarded SS Koningin der Netherlanden (Dutch) in Lat 5 53 S, Long 107 02.5 E, Batavia to Sourabaya, General Cargo, allowed to proceed. Boarded SS Krakatau [listed here] (Dutch) Batavia to Surubaya Lat 5 53 S, Long 107 02.25 E, General Cargo; allowed to proceed. Boarded SS Baud (Dutch), Sourabaya to Batavia, in Lat 5 53 S, Long 107 02.25 E, General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

8.0pm: Proceeded N51W (Magnetic) 50 revs. 8.27pm: Stopped. Edam Island Light SW about 10 miles.

[Distance] [Run 76.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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4 July 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -5.9, Long 106.9

1.12am: Proceeded Course N88E 50 revs to regain Position.

1.40am: Stopped; Edam Light bearing S45W.

3.17am: Proceeded 50 revs to close Steamer.

3.50am: Boarded SS Sumatra [Sumatra (2) listed here] (Makassar to Batavia) Lat 5 51 S, Long 106 58 E, General Cargo; allowed to proceed (Dutch).

5.30am: Proceeded 52 revs Course S81W (Magnetic).

6.20am: Challenged HMS City of London and received reply.

6.52am: Stopped. Communicated with HMS City of London.

7.35am: Proceeded 50 revs Course S58E (Magnetic). Returned 6” Cordite. Hands at Physical drill.

9.0am: Boarded SS Tarakau [Tarakan] (Dutch) (Batavia to Balik Papan) Lat 5 57 S, Long 106 55 E, General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

9.10am: Marines at Infantry Drill.

10.15am: Proceeded 45 revs Course as requisite.

10.30am: Boarded SS Van Riebeeck (Dutch) (Billiton to Batavia) [Lat] 5 54 S, [Long] 106 54E; General Cargo; allowed to proceed. Boarded Ketch Sinai Dua (Dutch), (Rembang to Batavia) in Lat 5 54 S, Long 106 54 E, Cargo Timber, allowed to proceed; X Group at Divisional drills; Gunnery; Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; and as requisite.

1.5pm: Proceeded 45 revs Course as requisite. 1.10pm: Stopped.

1.15pm: Boarded SS Soon Ann (British) in Lat 5 45 S, Long 106 45 E, (Singapore to Batavia), General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

3.30pm: Edam Island Light bore S47W (Magnetic) 2.9 miles.

5.6pm: Altered course as requisite to intercept Steamer.

5.10pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Grotius (Dutch) in Lat 5 59 S, Long 106 55 E (Batavia to Cheribon), General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

6.0pm: Boarded SS Austenor [probably Antenor (2) listed here] (Dutch) (Batavia to Cheribon) in Lat 5 59 S, Long 106 55 E; General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

7.10pm: Proceeded Course East.

8.0pm: Boarded SS Van Riebeeck (Batavia to Cheribon) (Dutch) in Lat 5 59 S, Long 106 55 E, General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

11.30pm: Spoke SS Ceram from Singapore (Dutch).

[Distance] [Run 60.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 547 lbs]


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5 July 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -6.0, Long 106.9

1.6am: Proceeded 50 revs Course as requisite. 1.25am: Stopped.

3.0am: Observed 2 Ships bearing N20E.

3.26am: Proceeded Course and Speed as requisite for closing two Ships.

4.11am: Stopped; 2 Men of War Passed into Priok [Tanjung Priok, the harbour for Batavia/Jakarta].

5.55am: Proceeded 50 revs Course South to intercept Steamer.

6.47am: Boarded SS Halaban (Dutch) in Lat 5 55 S, Long 106 55 E, (Sonigei to Batavia), Cargo Oil in Bulk; allowed to proceed.

7.10am: Proceeded Course South. 7.27am: Stopped; Returned 6” Cordite.

2.15pm: Boarded SS Soon Ann (British) (Batavia to Singapore) in Lat 5 59.5 S, Long 106 55 E; General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

4.28pm: Proceeded 45 revs Course N65E. 4.46pm: Stopped.

7.20pm: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

8.17pm: Stopped.

[Distance run through the Water: 29.8 miles]


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6 July 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -5.9, Long 106.9

0.52am: Proceeded 45 revs Course S80E (Magnetic). 1.1am: Stopped.

3.0am: Proceeded 45 revs Course N30W (Magnetic) to close Steamer.

3.23am: Stopped; Boarded SS Van Lansberge (Dutch) in Lat 5 55 S, Long 106 55.75 E (Palembang to Batavia), General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

4.18am: Proceeded 45 revs Course S46E (Magnetic). 4.34am: Stopped.

6.45am: Hoisted out Picket Boat.

8.15am: Proceeded 45 revs Course S24.5W.

8.35am: Stopped; Boarded SS Halaban (Dutch) Batavia to Balik Papan, in Long 5 57.5 S, Long 106 55 E; Ballast; allowed to proceed.

8.59am: Proceeded 45 revs Course as requisite.

9.15am: Stopped; Carried out 1” Aiming Practice at Towing Target; Torpedo Training Class at Instructions.

10.45am: Proceeded as requisite.

11.5am: Stopped. 11.32am: Finished Target Practice.

Noon: Hoisted in Picket Boat.

0.5pm: Proceeded as requisite. 0.18pm: Stopped.

1.5pm: Proceeded 50 revs Course as requisite to close Steamer.

1.33pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Roggeisen [probably Roggeveen] (Batavia to Tegal) in Lat 5 57 S, Long 106 56 E (Dutch); Ballast; allowed to proceed.

2.16pm: Proceeded 50 revs Course as requisite. 2.31pm: Stopped.

5.18pm: Proceeded N85E 45 revs. 5.35pm: Stopped.

7.48pm: Proceeded Course N60E, 45 revs.

8.6pm: Stopped. 8.15pm: Edam Island Light N66W 6 miles.

[Distance run through the Water: 14.8 miles]

[Lightning in late pm, noon temperature 85F, sea temperature 84F]


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7 July 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -5.9, Long 106.4

0.20am: Boarded SS Geram [probably Ceram] (Dutch) (Batavia to Indragire) in Lat 6 00 S, Long 106 55 E; General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

2.34am: Proceeded 45 revs Course N84E (Magnetic). 2.46am: Stopped.

5.58am: Proceeded Course and Speed as requisite for closing Steamer.

6.30am: Boarded SS Rochussen (Dutch) (Cheribon to Batavia) in Lat 5 59 S, Long 106 55 E; General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

6.57am: Proceeded 50 revs Course N70W (Magnetic).

8.0am: Altered course N3E to close SS Edendale.

9.30am: Boarded SS Amberton (British), Colombo to Batavia, in Lat 5 49.5 S, Long 106 39.5 E; Ballast; allowed to proceed.

10.9am: Proceeded 50 revs Course N89W (Magnetic).

11.47am: Altered course to intercept Steamer.

0.20pm: Boarded SS Baud (Dutch), in Lat 5 52.5 S, Long 106 24 E (Batavia to Padang), General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

3.0pm: Proceeded N75E (Magnetic) 50 revs.

4.0pm: Stopped. Quarters.

7.11pm: Proceeded Course East (Magnetic) 45 revs.

10.22pm: Spoke SS Dalmore [?], Colombo to Batavia.

11.15pm: Proceeded 45 revs, Course ExS0.5S (Magnetic). 11.40am: Stopped.

[Distance run through the Water: 45.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Easterly wind force 3 to 4 for most of day, rain in early am, noon temperature 82F, sea temperature 83F]


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8 July 1916

From Batavia Road to Singapore

Lat -5.8, Long 106.4

0.40am: Proceeded 45 revs S85W (Magnetic).

1.30am: Stopped.

4.56am: Proceeded Course South (Magnetic) 50 revs to close Steamer.

5.31am: Stopped; Boarded SS Reael (Dutch) (Telok Batong to Batavia) in Lat 5 54 S, Long 106 23.5 E; General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

6.23am: Proceeded NExN 45 revs.

7.35am: Stopped.

10.0am: Proceeded Course S73E, 45revs.

11.0am: Stopped.

1.29pm: Proceeded Course N20W, 67 revs.

1.54pm: Streamed Patent Log.

3.8pm: West Island abeam 9 miles. 3.10pm: Commenced Sounding every 5 minutes.

4.0pm: Stopped Sounding.

5.5pm: North Watcher abeam 7.3 miles.

11.30pm: Commenced Sounding every 5 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 41.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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9 July 1916

From Sunda Strait to Singapore

Lat -1.3, Long 106.0

0.23am: Sighted Shoalwater Light bearing N29W (Magnetic).

1.0am: Altered course N12W (Magnetic). Stopped Sounding.

1.58am: Sighted West Point Light bearing N3W (Magnetic).

2.30am: Commenced Sounding every 5 minutes.

4.0am: Stopped Sounding.

4.30am: Observed Berikait [Tanjung Berikat] Point Light bearing N60W.

10.0am: Held Divine Service.

2.35pm: Hauled in Patent Log.

2.47pm: Course and speed as requisite to close HMS City of London.

2.50pm: Stopped and communicated with HMS City of London.

3.30pm: Proceeded Course N11W (Magnetic) 82 revs. 3.40pm: Streamed Patent Log.

7.10pm: Tanjong Light abeam 7 miles.

7.45pm: Spoke SS Alting KPM [Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij] (Blingi to Singapore).

10.10pm: Signalled Steamer steering SE. No reply.

[Distance] [Run 338.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 389 lbs]


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10 July 1916

From Sunda Strait to Singapore and at Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

0.10am: Little Karas Light N72W 13.75 miles, altered course West (Magnetic).

1.20am: Courses as requisite for passing through Rhio Straits. Sounding every 5 minutes.

3.50am: Pan Reef Light West 0.7 miles, altered course NW (Magnetic).

4.0am: Reduced to 76 revs; Stopped Sounding.

5.36am: Courses as requisite for entering Harbour.

6.50am: Secured alongside West Wharf.

7.5am: Hoisted out Picket Boat.

7.30am: Commenced Coaling Ship.

8.40am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Remainder drawing and getting in Stores and ammunition. Boatswain’s party working about rigging Screws and as requisite.

1.0pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Hospital.

3.0pm: Coaling Ship (Native Labour).

5.45pm: Gave leave to CPOs until 11.0pm.

8.15pm: Finished Coaling received 1100 Tons.

[Distance] [Run 190 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 2200 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 597.3 + 1100.0, Total 1697.3 tons]


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11 July 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

Lost overboard by accident during Coaling Operations: May 21st, Sacks, Coal, Tarred 2 cwt Pattern 3, 8 in number; June 9th, Sacks, Coal, Tarred, 2 cwt, Pattern 3, 7 in number, Shovels Steel, Navigators Pattern 646b, 4 in number; June 20th, Sacks, Coal, Tarred, 2 cwt Pattern 3, 6 in number.

6.49am: Cast off from West Wharf and Proceeded to Singapore Road anchorage. Course and speed as requisite.

7.34am: Came to with Starboard anchor veered to 4 shackles in 9.5 fathoms.

7.40am: Hoisted out First and Second Steam Pinnaces and Sailing Pinnace.

11.45am: 1 Rating joined Ship from HMS Venus.

4.15pm: 1 Rating joined Ship from Hospital for HMS Diana.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am; Landed Sailors Home Patrol; Japanese Cruiser arrived.

6.0pm: HMS Venus arrived.

6.15pm: Discharged 1 Rating to HMS Venus.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs]


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12 July 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning Ship, cleaning and Painting aloft and Funnels.

6.20am: HMS Venus Proceeded alongside Coaling Wharf.

7.0am: Patrols returned onboard.

8.30am: Japanese Cruiser Sailed.

9.0am: Hands employed Painting Mast Yards and Funnels, cleaning Ships side and as requisite. Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions.

11.30am: Japanese Destroyer arrived

4.15pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am.

4.45pm: Landed Sailors Home Patrol.

5.0pm: HMS Venus anchored in the Roads.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 7]

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


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13 July 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

6.50am: Patrols returned onboard.

9.0am: Hands employed Painting Ships side and as requisite. Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 10.15pm.

3.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

4.20pm: One Rating joined ship from HMS Venus.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.20pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 9]

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


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14 July 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

6.55am: HMS Fame arrived.

8.10am: Japanese Destroyer sailed.

9.0am: Divisions Prayers. 9.10am: Clean arms. Hands employed Ordinary Seamen at Boat pulling Instruction. Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Submerged Tubes crews at Drill; Remainder Painting Ship and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 10.15pm.

5.30pm: HMS Diana arrived.

7.15pm: Landed Patrol.

10.45pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 9]

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


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15 July 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

5.30am: Hands employed cleaning Ship and Rigging Diving Boat.

8.0am: Divers employed examining underwater Fittings.

9.20am: Discharged 1 Rating to HMS Diana.

10.40am: One Rating joined Ship from HMS Venus.

pm: Divers Diving Party employed examining underwater Fittings. 2.0pm: Hands employed Painting Gun Room, cleaning Ship and as requisite.

2.5pm: Sent Escort to Central Police Station for 1 absentee.

3.0pm: Escort with absentee returned onboard.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard watch until 10.15pm.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 1400 lbs]

[Rain at midday, noon temperature 77F]


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16 July 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

7.5am: Landed RCs [Roman Catholics] (56) and Presbyterians (15) Church Parties. Returned 6” Cordite.

8.0am: Divers and Diving party employed examining underwater Fittings.

8.10am: Landed Wesleyans (31).

9.40am: Landed Church of England party for Service at Cathedral (240).

10.30am: RCs and Presbyterians returned onboard.

10.50am: Wesleyans returned onboard.

0.25pm: Church of England party returned onboard.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 10.15pm. Gave leave to Boys until 6.15pm.

pm: Divers and Diving party employed examining underwater Fittings.

5.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.0pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 880 lbs, Vegetables 1400 lbs]


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17 July 1916

From Singapore to Durian Strait

Lat 1.2, Long 103.6

5.40am: Hands employed preparing for Sea; Hoisted in Sailing Pinnace, Picket Boat, First and Second Steam Pinnaces.

6.25am: Detached Escort to HMS Venus.

6.30am: Shortened in to 1.5 shackles.

7.21am: Weighed and Proceeded Course as requisite 64 revs.

7.30am: Took station astern of HMS Diana in single line ahead. Returned 6” Cordite.

9.0am: Raffles Light House abeam 1 mile.

9.45am: Tree Light House abeam.

9.50am: Hoisted out No 3 Battle practise Target; Towed Target for HMS Diana.

9.10am: Hands employed Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions. 12 pounder Guns Crews closed up. Remainder employed as requisite.

11.50am: Transferred Target to HMS Diana.

Noon: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite for 12 Pounder firing.

0.45pm: Altered course 16 Points to meet Diana.

1.30pm: Altered course 16 Points for clear Range.

2.6pm: Opened fire; carried out Target Practice with 12 pounders - Controlled as per Night Defence control, Gunlayers Third class 6 rounds. Hands employed Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions. Submerged Tubes Crews at drill; Remainder employed as requisite.

3.15pm: Finished Target practice and closed HMS Diana.

3.30pm: Stopped and received Target.

3.52pm: Proceeded 45 revs Course N68E.

4.0pm: Quarters; Read Warrants Nos 291 and 292.

5.21pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 9.5 fathoms veered to 4.5 shackles.

[Anchorage Bearings: Sultan Shoal Light House S54E, Tree Island Light House S15E, Tanjong Bulus N82W]

6.45pm: Prepared for Night Defence.

[Distance] [Run 27 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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18 July 1916

From Singapore to Durian Strait

Lat 1.1, Long 103.5 [Estimated]

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning Ship; Hoisted out Picket Boat.

7.30am: Despatched Picket Boat with Postmen to Singapore.

7.42am: Weighed and Proceeded with Target in Tow; Course and Speed as requisite.

9.10am: Veered Target astern Course and Speed as requisite for towing target for HMS Diana. Transferred Target to Diana; Cleared Ship for Action; Exercised action; Carried out firing with 3 Pounder Sub Calibre at Target Towed by HMS Diana; 14 GLs [Gun Layers] Second Class 6 rounds each; Starboard Guns.

10.15am: Spread fires in Nos 2, 4, 6 A Boilers.

10.45am: Let fires die out in Nos 7, 8 and 9 B Boilers.

0.47pm: Proceeded Course N23E 64 revs.

2.15pm: Banked fires in Nos 1, 4 A and 1 to 6 B Boilers.

2.0pm: Course as requisite, reduced to 45 revs.

2.13pm: Came to with Port anchor in 12.5 fathoms veered to 5.5 shackles.

[Anchorage Bearings: Obelisk N88.5E, Freshwater Island S16W, Light Buoy S73W]

[Distance] [Run 51.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs]


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19 July 1916

From Singapore to Durian Strait

Lat 1.1, Long 103.6

4.15am: Spread fires in Nos 1-4 A and 1, 2, 3 B Boilers.

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning Ship and preparing for Sea.

5.50am: Discharged 1 Rating to SS [blank] for passage to England.

6.50am: Shortened in to 1.5 shackles.

7.20am: Weighed and Proceeded 68 revs course as requisite. Returned 6” Cordite.

9.10am: Veered Target astern. 9.15am: Course and speed as requisite for Towing Target for [HMS] Diana.

11.35am: Stopped; Hauled in Target and Transferred Target to HMS Diana.

11.55am: Cleared Ship for action.

Noon: Spread fires in Nos 4, 6 B Boilers.

0.5pm: Proceeded 34 revs Course as requisite; 0.29pm: Stopped.

1.0pm: Lit fires in Second Steam Pinnace.

1.10pm: Proceeded Course and Speed as requisite for Sub Calibre firing Port Guns, 13 GLs Second Class 9 rounds each.

[Course and Speed as requisite for Common Tube Battle Practice]

2.20pm: Finished firing and Proceeded Course and Speed as requisite to anchorage.

3.0pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor in 12 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.

3.5pm: Banked fires in Nos 1 to 6 A and 4, 6 B Boilers. Hoisted out Second Steam Pinnace.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 293 and 294.

5.0pm: Torpedo Ratings employed running Torpedoes (3) Runs.

6.45pm: Hoisted in and Let fires die out in Second Steam Pinnace.

6.48pm: Prepared for Night defence.

[Anchorage Bearings: Beacon No 38 N19.5E, Sultan Shoal Light House S52E, Right Edge Little Karimin Island S65.5 W]

[Distance] [Run 52 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs]


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20 July 1916

From Durian Strait to Singapore and at Singapore

Lat 1.2, Long 103.5

5.0am: Spread fires in Nos 1 to 6 A and 4, 5, 6 B Boilers.

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning Ship and preparing for Sea.

6.30am: Lit fires in Nos 7, 8, 9 B and 1, 2, 3 C Boilers. Returned 6” Cordite.

7.30am: Shortened in. 7.50am: Weighed and Proceeded 64 revs, Course as requisite.

8.35am: Exercised action.

9.21am: Opened fire. Carried out Battle Practice with HMS Diana towing Target. Both Batteries 13 GLs [Gun Layers] Second Class 8 rounds each with full Charges.

10.10am: Finished firing.

10.45am: Secured Target from Diana.

11.25am: Proceeded with Target in Tow for HMS Diana.

11.56am: Diana finished Firing.

[Barometer unshipped at noon]

0.10pm: Hoisted in Target and Proceeded Course N65E 64 revs.

0.23pm: Tanjong Balus N3W 7 miles.

0.30pm: Let fires die out in Nos 1 to 4 A Boilers.

2.8pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor in 13 fathoms veered to 4.5 shackles. Hands make and mend clothes.

[Anchorage Bearings: Sultan Shoal Light House S81W, Buoy No 9 S33W, Obelisk N83.5E]

4.15pm: Shortened in to 1 Shackle; 4.50pm: Weighed and Proceeded Course and speed as requisite for Keppel Harbour.

6.20pm: Secured alongside West Wharf.

6.25pm: Banked fires in Nos 1 to 9 B Boilers.

7.0pm: Gave leave to CPO and POs until 11.0pm.

7.10pm: Commenced Coaling Ship.

9.30pm: Banked fires in Nos 5 and 6 A Boilers.

11.50pm: Let fires die out in Picket Boat.

[Distance] [Run 52 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 500 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 1345.5 tons]

[Showers in late am, noon air and sea temperature 83F]


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21 July 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

7.45am: Hands employed preparing for Provisioning.

9.0am: Hands employed Provisioning Ship.

[Draught of Water: Forward 27’ 0”, Aft 26’ 4”]

11.0am: Cast off from West Wharf and Proceeded to Singapore Road Anchorage Course and Speed as requisite.

11.40am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 11.5 fathoms veered to 5 Shackles.

[Anchorage Bearings: White Obelisk N37E, Green Light Breakwater N70.5W, Red Light Breakwater N24W]

0.25pm: 3 Ratings joined Ship from Hospital.

0.35pm: Read Warrant No 295; Discharged 1 Rating to Tanglin Detention Quarters.

2.0pm: Hands employed cleaning Ship and as requisite. Discharged 2 Ratings to Hospital.

5.2pm: Weighed and Proceeded Course and speed as requisite.

5.10pm: Increased to 86 revs, Set Course East (Magnetic). 6.0pm: Streamed Patent Log.

7.36pm: Pedra Branca Light abeam 1.75 miles.

Midnight: Pulo Aor [Pulau Aur] Island bore N28W (Magnetic) 15.5 miles.

[Distance] [Run 26.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 640 lbs, Vegetables 4500 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 1257.6 + 401.0, Total 1658.6 tons]


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22 July 1916

From Singapore to Pulo Obi [Modern day Hon Khoai, Vietnam]

Lat 5.0, Long 104.7

8.45am: Aired Night clothing. Hands employed cleaning Ship throughout.

[Distance] [Run 258.7 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Pulo Obi N2E 205 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Noon air and sea temperature 84F]


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23 July 1916

Patrolling off Pulo Obi

Lat 8.2, Long 104.9

3.15am: Sighted Pulo Obi Light bearing N5W (Magnetic).

4.28am: Altered course N22W, Pulo Obi Light bearing N10W Magnetic.

5.15am: Sighted HMS Fame bearing N15E and Signalled for her to close.

5.45am: Communicated with HMS Fame. 6.20 HMS Fame proceeded.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

4.15pm and 6.0pm: Sounded 16.75 fathoms.

6.45pm: Prepared for Night defence.

7.0pm: Proceeded Course N84W (Magnetic) 45 revs. Sounded 17.5 fathoms.

9.0pm: Sounded 16.5 fathoms.

10.40pm: Stopped Pulo Obi Light bearing North.

11.20pm: Proceeded Course East to close Steamer 45 revs bearing S81E.

[Course and Distance made good: Variable 189 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Showers in early am, noon air and sea temperature 83F]


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24 July 1916

Patrolling off Pulo Obi or at Cape St James [now Vung Tau]

Lat 9.0, Long 106.5

1.30am: Boarded SS Haldis (Norwegian) (Swatow To Bangkok) in Lat 8 10 N, Long105 5 E; left Armed Guard onboard with orders to follow ship to Saigon, General Cargo.

2.34am: Proceeded Course N60E (Magnetic) 64 revs,

3.0am: Commenced Sounding.

4.0am: Pulo Obi Light bore N76W (Magnetic).

7.10am: Sighted Pulo Condore [Côn Son Island] and NE Brother Islands ExN.

8.0am: Sounding every 10 minutes during Watch.

Noon: Altered course N44E. Stopped Sounding.

pm: Lost overboard by accident Sinker 28 lbs Pattern No 1310 (1) in number, Swivel (1) Number Pattern 1311, Guard Brass (1) in Number Pattern 1266.

4.47pm: Sighted Land on Port bow.

8.0pm: Course as requisite. 8.10pm: Stopped; Spoke French Transport.

8.17pm: Proceeded Course as requisite for anchoring in Cocoanut Bay.

8.59pm: Came to with Port anchor in 10.5 fathoms veered to 5 Shackles.

10.0pm: Sent relief Guard onboard SS Haldis.

[Anchorage Bearings: High Light N1.5E, Low light N14.5E, Pier Light S76E, Kua Kangio Light N36.5W]

[Course and Distance made good: Variable 127.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]


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25 July 1916

From Cape St James to Saigon or at Saigon [now Ho Chi Minh City]

Lat 10.5, Long 106.7 [estimated]

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 6”]

7.15am: Armed Guard arrived onboard from SS Haldis.

8.40am: Shortened in to 1.5 Shackles. 8.50am: Weighed and proceeded 64 revs. Courses as requisite for Saigon River.

2.3pm: Arrived off Jetty proceeded to moor Ship.

2.50pm: Moored alongside Jetty.

6.45pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 11.0pm.

[Distance] [128.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]


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26 July 1916

At Saigon

Lat 10.8, Long 106.7

8.50am: Hands employed cleaning out Boats, Painting Gun Room; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Remainder employed as requisite.

9.0am: French Commodore visited Ship.

9.30am: French General visited Ship.

10.0am: Governor General of Indo China visited Ship; Parade Guard and Band.

10.30am: French Governor of Saigon visited Ship.

2.0pm: Hands employed cleaning Ship, scrubbing Canvas gear, cleaning out Boats and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 11.0pm.

[Distance run through the Water: 18.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 340 lbs]

[Noon temperature 85F]


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27 July 1916

At Saigon

Lat 10.8, Long 106.7

am: Hands employed cleaning out Boats, Painting Wardroom and as requisite.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 11.0pm, leave to Boys until 6.0pm. Hands make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 300.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 340 lbs, Vegetables 2700 lbs]


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28 July 1916

At Saigon

Lat 10.5, Long 106.7 [Estimated]

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 6”, Aft 25’ 6”]

9.15am: Hands employed preparing Ship for Sea.

9.30am: Pilot arrived, unmoored. 9.52am: Proceeded.

10.12am: Let go Starboard anchor, Swung Ship with assistance of Tug.

10.25am: Weighed Starboard anchor. 10.47am: Slipped Tug and proceeded Course and speed as requisite down Saigon River.

3.24pm: Stopped. 3.30pm: Dropped Pilot in Cocoanut Bay. 3.32pm: Proceeded 65 revs Course as requisite.

3.36pm: Cape St James Light House abeam. 4.0pm: Shaped course S5W 52 revs. Streamed Patent Log.

[Distance run through the Water: 13.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 320 lbs]

[Coal Remaining: 1186.4]

[South westerly wind force 3 to 4 in pm, with passing showers, noon temperature 86F, sea temperature 85F]


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29 July 1916

From Cape St James to Patrolling or at Pulo Condore (NE Bay)

Lat 8.8, Long 106.6 [Estimated]

1.10am: Sighted Pulo Condore Light bearing S22W (Magnetic).

5.30am: Pulo Condore bore West.

7.21am: Hon Kao [Hon Kau?] abeam to port 1.3 miles. Returned 6” Cordite; Tested Lifebuoys found correct.

8.7amL: Came to with Port anchor in 7 fathoms veered to 5 Shackles.

10.10am: HMS Fame arrived and anchored as convenient.

[Anchorage Bearings: East Point S18E, White Rock N44E, Left edge Hon Kao Island S79E, Light F Bai Kan [?] S47E]

1.25pm: HMS Fame secured alongside for Coal. Supplied HMS Fame with (15) Tons Coal.

2.45pm: HMS Fame cast off.

3.0pm: Weighed and Proceeded as requisite for leaving anchorage.

3.23pm: Course N57E (Magnetic) 45 revs; East Point S8W 1 mile.

11.15pm: Brothers Island abeam.

[Distance] [Run 165.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 24]

[Coal Expended for all purposes: 68.2 + 15.0, Total 83.2, Coal remaining: 1103.2 tons]

[South westerly wind force 3 to 4 all day, noon temperature 85F]


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30 July 1916

From Pulo Condore to Patrolling

Lat 8.3, Long 105.0

0.15am: Commenced Sounding with Tubes.

2.45am: Heavy Squalls wind and Rain.

5.0am: Sounding every 15 minutes.

6.15am: Sighted Pulo Obi N33W (Magnetic).

6.34am: Altered course South to close Steamer.

7.27am: Stopped; Boarded SS Hai [or Kai] Munn (British) (Bangkok To Hong Kong) in Lat 8 17 N, Long 105 21 E, General Cargo, allowed to proceed.

7.55am: Proceeded Course West (Magnetic) 45 revs.

8.15am: Soundings 15.5 fathoms. 8.30am: Soundings 16 fathoms. 8.30am: Stopped Sounding.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

1.0pm: Altered course S50E (Magnetic) to close Steamer.

1.40pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Skule (Norwegian) (Bangkok to Hong Kong) in Lat 8 16 N, Long 104 55 E; General Cargo, allowed to proceed.

2.10pm: Proceeded Course WNW 33 revs.

6.10pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Liangchow (British) (Swatow to Bangkok) in Lat 8 17 N Long 104 42 E; General Cargo. Placed Armed Guard onboard with orders to proceed to Cape St James.

[Distance] [Run 123 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Westerly wind force 3 to 5 during day, with rain on and off, noon air and sea temperature 81F]


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31 July 1916

Patrolling

Lat 8.2, Long 105.0

8.40am: Hands employed cleaning out Boats; A Group at Divisional drill; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Remainder employed as requisite.

11.15am: Proceeded 33 revs Course West (Magnetic).

0.20pm: Sighted Pulo Obi bearing N42E (Magnetic).

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 301 and 302. 4.15pm: Stopped.

5.40pm: Proceeded 45 revs Course as requisite for closing Steamer.

6.30pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Maur (Norwegian) (Bangkok to Hong Kong) in Lat 8 19 N Long 104 17 E; General Cargo, allowed to proceed.

7.04pm: Proceeded 33 revs Course South (Magnetic).

8.5pm: Stopped; Pulo Obi Light bore N48E (Magnetic).

11.58pm: Boarded SS Linan (British) (Hong Kong to Bangkok) in Lat 8 17 N, Long 104 43 E; General Cargo; allowed to proceed

[Distance run through the Water: 41.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Westerly wind force 3 or 4 all day, rain all am]


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for August 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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1 August 1916

Cape St James Patrolling

Lat 8.4, Long 105.2

4.0am: Pulo Obi Light bore N15W (Magnetic).

6.27am: Proceeded 33 revs Course West (Magnetic) Pulo Obi bore N30W (Magnetic); Returned 6” Cordite.

7.20am: Sighted Steamer bearing N42E Course as requisite to close Steamer. Increased to 45 revs.

8.10am: Stopped. 8.25am: Boarded SS Drufar [probably ship 51 listed here] (Norwegian) in Lat 8 20 N, Long 104 51 E; (Swatow To Bangkok), General Cargo (apprehended 2 Bags of Mail to be Censored), allowed to proceed.

9.40am: Proceeded 55 revs Course N80E. Hands employed X Group at Divisional drill; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Marines at Infantry drill; Remainder employed as requisite.

4.0pm: Altered course N50E (Magnetic) Sighted Brothers Island N72E (Magnetic).

6.13pm: Brothers Island abeam.

7.45pm: Spoke SS Liangchow from Saigon.

10.5pm: Altered course to intercept Steamer.

10.42pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Anna [possibly this ship] (Hong Kong to Bangkok) (Norwegian) in Lat 9 2 N Long 106 31 E (allowed to proceed), General Cargo.

11.35pm: Proceeded 55 revs Course N36E.

[Distance] [Run 61.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 21]

[South westerly wind force 5 through middle of day]


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2 August 1916

Patrol off Cape St James

Lat 10.3, Long 107.2

1.0am: Haon Bai Kan [Hon Bai Kanh] Light S8W (Magnetic).

5.35am: Sighted Cape St James bearing N4E (Magnetic).

8.0am: Course and Speed as requisite for entering Harbour.

8.59am: Came to with Port anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 3.5 shackles.

11.0am: Weighed and Proceeded 64 revs Courses as requisite.

11.34am: Course East (Magnetic). Sounding every 5 minutes.

2.30pm: Cape Ba-Ke abeam.

6.0pm: Sounding every 10 minutes.

6.20pm: Sighted Kega Point Light N3E.

6.45pm: Course as requisite for closing Steamer.

6.54pm: Stopped; Spoke SS Fau Sang (British) (Hong Kong To Saigon).

Midnight: Kega Point Light N62W (Magnetic).

[Distance] [Run 192.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]


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3 August 1916

From Cape St James to Pulo Condore

Lat 10.4, Long 108.0

0.27am: Proceeded 45 revs Course as requisite to close Steamer.

0.40am: Stopped; 0.45am: Boarded SS Magallanes (American) (Saigon To Ho Ha [?]) in Lat10 36 N, Long 108

13 E; Rice and General Cargo allowed to proceed.

1.24am: Proceeded Course S14W (Magnetic) 45 revs.

1.30am: Spoke SS Fooshing [Foo Shing] (Singapore To Hong Kong).

3.0am: Stopped; Kega Point Light N27W (Magnetic).

9.8am: Proceeded 55 revs Course S40W (Magnetic).

11.15am: Altered course N69W to intercept Steamer.

11.40am: Stopped; Boarded SS Hop Sang (British) in Lat 10 21.25 N, Long 103 01.25 E; Bangkok To Hoi How; Rice and General Cargo. Escorted her to Cape St James.

0.24pm: Proceeded 64 revs Course S76W (Magnetic) Escorting SS Hop Sang to Cape St James.

5.55pm: Sighted HMS Fame on Port bow.

6.0pm: Sighted French TB [Torpedo Boat].

6.27pm: Stopped; Turned over escort to French TB.

6.32pm: Proceeded 52 revs S13W (Magnetic).

9.0pm: Spoke SS Champlain (French) bound North.

9.10pm: Challenge by HMS Fame; acknowledged.

[Distance] [Run 92.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]


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4 August 1916

At Pulo Condore Great Bay

Lat 8.7, Long 106.6 [Estimated]

2.30am: Observed Pulo Condore Light bearing S17.5W (Magnetic).

6.13am: White Rock abeam to Port 1.5 miles. Courses as requisite for anchoring in Great Bay.

6.30am: HMS Fame took station astern.

7.15am: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 5 Shackles; Returned 6” Cordite.

[Anchorage Bearings: North East Point Hon Cha S41W, English Fort N73E, Galle Point N25W]

2.0pm: Hands employed Painting out Wardroom; cleaning Ship and as requisite.

2.30pm: HMS Fame sailed.

[Distance] [Run 159.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]


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5 August 1916

From Pulo Condore to Pulo Obi Patrol

Lat 8.8, Long 106.5

9.25am: Weighed and Proceeded 55 revs Course as requisite for leaving Harbour.

10.45am: White Rock abeam.

10.30pm: Sighted Pulo Obi Light bearing S89W (Magnetic).

[Distance] [Run 18.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]


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6 August 1916

From Pulo Condore to Pulo Obi

Lat 8.3, Long 104.8

1.50am: Pulo Obi Light bore N75W.

5.41am: Stopped.

7.0am: Sighted Steamer N60W. 7.30am: Proceeded 45 revs to intercept Steamer.

8.5am: Stopped; Boarded SS Wai Shing (British) (Bangkok To Hoi How) in Lat 8 18 N, Long 104 E; General Cargo. Placed armed Guard on board and sent her to Cape St James.

10.20am: Performed Divine Service. HMS Fame closed and Proceeded.

0.15pm: Proceeded Course S8W 45 revs.

1.34pm: Stopped.

4.25pm: Heavy rain squall.

7.0pm: Proceeded 45 revs Course S71W Pulo Obi Light bore N34W.

10.30pm: Stopped Pulo Obi Light N55E 18 miles.

[Distance] [Run 115 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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7 August 1916

From Pulo Obi Patrol to Cape St James

Lat 8.3, Long 104.7

6.30am: Proceeded 45 revs Course N9E (Magnetic) to close Steamer.

7.29am: Stopped; Boarded SS Hupeh (British) (Bangkok To Swatow) in Lat 8 18 N, Long 104 49 E; Rice and General Cargo; Placed Armed Guard onboard and Ordered her to Cape St James.

8.36am: Proceeded Course S85W (Magnetic) 45 revs.

9.10am: Small arm companies at drill.

9.32am: Stopped.

1.20am: Proceeded 45 revs Course East (Magnetic).

2.2pm: Hull Rock abeam 3.2 miles.

10.45pm: Courses as requisite for closing Steamer.

11.9pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Halvard (Norwegian) (Swatow To Bangkok) in Lat 8 42 N, 105 48 E; General Cargo. Placed armed Guard on board and escorted her to Cape St James.

[Distance] [Run 43.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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8 August 1916

From Cape St James to Singapore

Lat 10.0, Long 107.1

0.35am: Proceeded Course N60E (Magnetic) 64 revs. Escorting SS Halvard.

1.30am: Sounding every 10 minutes.

am: Lost overboard by accident Sinker 24 lbs Pattern 1310 1 in number, Swivel Pattern 1311, 1 in number; Guard Brass 1 in Number, Pattern1266, Stray Line 1 in number, Pattern 1317 of Kelvins Mark IV Sounding Machine.

4.14am: Observed Condore Light bearing S33E.

6.56am: Instructed SS Halvard to alter course to N10E (Magnetic).

9.15am: X Group at divisional drill; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Marines at Infantry drill; Remainder Mustering Bags and as requisite.

9.50am: Observed land bearing N6E, altered course N9E (Magnetic).

10.30am: Altered course North (Magnetic); Signalled SS Halvard to steer North (Magnetic).

0.50pm: HMS Fame closed.

1.0pm: Stopped off Cape St James; SS Halvard escorted to Cape St James by HMS Fame.

1.34pm: Cape St James N32W 7 miles; Proceeded 70 revs Course S11W (Magnetic).

1.55pm: Streamed Patent Log.

7.20pm: Observed Pulo Condore Light bearing S20W (Magnetic).

10.57pm: Pulo Condore Light abeam 3.25 miles.

[Distance] [Run 200 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[South westerly wind force 4 from 6pm, noon temperature 84F, sea temperature 80F]


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9 August 1916

From Cape St James to Singapore

Lat 6.3, Long 106.3

6.5am: Deviation by bearing of Sun 1 degree W.

9.16am: Stopped; Sent Boat to HMS Fame for Armed Guards.

9.33am: Proceeded Course S13W 70 revs.

2.0pm: Starboard Watch employed replacing Steam Pinnace’s Boiler; Training Classes at Instructions.

9.50pm: Observed Deviation Star Azimuth Deviation 0.25 degrees W.

[Distance] [Run 250.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[South westerly wind force 3 for most of day, noon temperature 86F, sea temperature 83F]


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10 August 1916

From Cape St James to Singapore

Lat 1.4, Long 104.6

1.0am: Sighted Pulo Manki Light bearing S15E.

3.12am: Pulo Manki Light abeam 20 miles.

6.30am: Sighted Pulo [blank] SE Extremity of Island bore S74W (Magnetic).

10.55am: Sighted land 3 Points before Starboard beam.

11.10am: Barbuket Mount bore S65.5W (Magnetic).

0.15pm: Commenced Sounding.

1.48pm: Stopped Sounding; Hands make and mend clothes.

3.25pm: Stopped off East entrance of Keppel Harbour.

3.58pm: Proceeded Courses as requisite for entering Keppel Harbour 45 revs.

4.47pm: Secured alongside West Wharf.

5.30pm: HMS Fame sailed.

5.40pm: Commenced Coaling Ship.

6.15pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 11.0pm.

6.25pm: 2 Ratings joined ship from HMS Minerva.

7.15pm: 1 Private RMLI joined ship from Fort Canning.

10.0pm: Coaling Ship.

[Distance] [Run 313.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 185.4 tons]


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11 August 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

am: Coaling Ship.

8.40am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instruction; Painting Captain’s Cabins; getting up empties and as requisite. Captain VHS Jones RMLI joined Ship.

10.10am: Mr Peden Warrant Engineer joined Ship.

10.30am: 1 Private RMLI joined Ship. 11 Wardroom Staff joined Ship (Chinese).

10.55am: Discharged 5 Ratings to Hospital.

0.10pm: Finished Coaling received (1574) Tons.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 11”, Aft 26’ 3”]

0.40pm: Cast off from West Wharf and Proceeded to No 4 Wharf with Tugs assistance.

1.45pm: Secured alongside No 4 Wharf.

4.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 11.0pm.

4.5pm: HMS Fame arrived.

5.0pm: Captain Brewer RMLI Discharged to shore to await Passage to England.

[Distance run through the Water: 48.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 500 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 163.1 + 1574.0, Total 1737.1 tons]


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12 August 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

9.45am: Discharged Mr Edwards Chief Artificer Engineer to HMS Fame.

2.0pm: Hands employed cleaning Ship; Painting Cabins and as requisite.

4.5pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

5.0pm: Landed Sailors Home Patrol.

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.30pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs, Bread 700 lbs]


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13 August 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

7.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat; Sailors Home Patrol returned onboard.

7.25am: Landed RCs [Roman Catholics] (52) and Presbyterians (11).

8.30am: Landed Wesleyans (24).

9.50am: RCs and Presbyterians returned onboard.

10.50am: Performed Divine Service.

11.0am: Wesleyans returned onboard.

1.30am: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am. Gave leave to Boys until 6.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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14 August 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

8.30am: Hands employed Blacking down aloft; Painting Cabins; Ordinary Seamen Boat pulling Instructions; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Remainder as requisite.

10.45am: Discharged 2 ratings to Hospital.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Boys until 6.30pm.

2.0pm: Hands employed Blacking down aloft; Painting, cleaning Provisions Rooms and as requisite.

3.30pm: 1 Rating joined Ship from Detention Quarters.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30pm.

5.0pm: Landed Sailors Home Patrol.

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.45pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs, Bread 300 lbs]


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15 August 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

7.0am: Sailors Home Patrol returned onboard.

8.10am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; cleaning out Boats; Painting Cabins and on Mess Deck and as requisite.

1.30pm: Hands employed Painting aloft and Funnels and as requisite.

pm: 1 Lieutenant and 6 ratings joined ship (HMS Diana) (Armed Guard from SS Jushan) to await passage to HMS Diana.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 1900 lbs, Bread 900 lbs]


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16 August 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

9.15am: Hands employed cleaning out Boats; Ordinary Seamen at Boat Pulling Instructions; Remainder Painting out Provision Room and as requisite.

3.30pm: 1 Rating joined Ship from Hospital.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

5.0pm: Landed Sailors Home Patrol.

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

8.0pm: Gave leave to First Part of Port Watch and Boys to see Boxing Matches.

[Number on sick list: 12]

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


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17 August 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

0.15am: Checked forward Spring on account of High Tide.

0.50am: Patrol returned onboard.

1.15am: Drill Hall working party returned onboard.

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning and Painting Ship.

7.30am: Sailors Home Patrol returned onboard. Discharged Diana’s Armed Guard to their Ship.

9.15am: 1 Rating joined Ship from HMS Diana and Discharged 2 Ratings to HMS Diana.

11.0am: Read Warrant No 304.

11.14am: Japanese Destroyer arrived.

11.50am: Hoisted out and Lit fires in Second Steam Pinnace.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 11.0pm.

1.55pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs, Bread 700 lbs]

[Noon temperature 90F]


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18 August 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 11”, Aft 26’ 3”.

2.0am: Lit fires in Nos 4 to 9 B Boilers.

3.45am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Second Steam Pinnace.

5.0am: Lit fires in First Steam Pinnace.

5.30am: Hands employed preparing Ship for sea and as requisite.

6.35am: Cast off from No 4 Wharf; Tugs secured.

6.45am: Cast off Tugs and Proceeded Course and Speed as requisite for anchorage in Singapore Roads.

7.12am: Came to with Port anchor in 12.5 fathoms veered to 5 Shackles.

7.20am: Let fires die out in Nos 4 to 9 B [Boilers].

7.25am: Hoisted out First Steam Pinnace.

9.30am: Armed Picket Boat and sent her on Patrol Duty.

[Anchorage Bearings: White Obelisk N27.5E, Right End Breakwater N58W, Left End Breakwater S88W, Extreme of Sunken Hulls S73W]

11.15am: Discharged Captain Jones RMLI to Hospital.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 10.15pm.

6.15pm: Landed Patrol. 6.50pm: Rigged Night Defence.

10.45pm: Patrol returned onboard.

11.30pm: Let fires die out in First Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]

[Showers and rain in late am]


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19 August 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

1.0am: Let fires die out in Second Steam Pinnace.

2.0am: Picket Boat employed on Boarding Duties.

7.15am: Japanese Cruiser sailed.

1.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

3.55pm: 1 Rating joined ship from HMS Fame.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 10.15pm.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs]


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20 August 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

2.0am: Picket Boat employed on Boarding Duties.

11.0am: Held Divine Service.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 10.15pm, leave to Boys until 7.15pm.

6.15pm: Landed Patrol.

10.50pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]


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21 August 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

2.0am: Picket Boat employed on Boarding Duties.

9.35am: C in C [Commander in Chief] of China Station Vice Admiral WL Grant Inspected Ship.

10.35am: Exercised small arm Companies at Company Drill.

11.0am: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

11.30am: Read Warrant No 305.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Boys until 7.15pm. Discharged 1 Prisoner to Detention Quarters.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 10.15pm.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 420 lbs]


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22 August 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

2.0am: Picket Boat employed on Boarding Duties.

9.30am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Remainder employed preparing for Provisioning Ship and as requisite.

1.0pm: Lit fires in Nos 1 to 6 A Boilers.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 5”, Aft 25’ 11”]

2.0pm: Hands employed getting in Provisions and preparing Ship for Sea.

2.30pm: Engineer Sub Lieutenant Hiddleson joined Ship; Discharged relief Picket boats Crew to HMS Diana; Hoisted in and Let fires die out in First Steam Pinnace; Hoisted in Launch.

4.30pm: Hoisted in and Let fires die out in Second Steam Pinnace.

4.45pm: Shortened in. 5.3pm: Weighed and Proceeded 64 Revs, Courses as requisite for closing Picket Boat.

5.45pm: Communicated with Picket Boat.

6.55pm: Sighted Horsburgh Light bearing N76E; Read Warrant No 307.

7.0pm: Rigged Night Defence.

10.0pm: Altered course N5E (Magnetic) Horsburgh Light bearing S49W (Magnetic). Reduced to 50 revs.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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23 August 1916

From Singapore to Anamba Islands, Patrolling

Lat 3.6, Long 104.4

2.0am: Observed Pulo Aor Island bearing N24W (Magnetic).

3.0am: Picket Boat employed on Boarding Duties.

6.5am: Deviation by bearing of Sun 1.5 degrees E.

4.5pm: Sighted Land N70W (Magnetic) 44 miles.

4.45pm: Sighted Pulo Braka N41W (Magnetic) 42 miles.

5.30pm: Read Warrant No 307.

6.15pm: Altered course N75W (Magnetic) to close Steamer.

6.24pm: Fired a Rocket.

7.27pm: Stopped in Lat 4 37 N, Long 103 54 E and Boarded SS Pangan (Danish) Bangkok to Singapore, Cargo Timber (allowed to proceed).

8.15pm: Proceeded S15E 76 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 174.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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24 August 1916

From Anamba Islands to Singapore and at Singapore

Lat 2.0, Long 104.5

0.45am: Spoke SS Hyang [possibly Haiyang] Singapore to Bangkok.

2.0am: Picket Boat employed on Boarding Duties.

5.14am: Sighted Pulo Tioman bearing S4W (Magnetic).

1.43pm: Observed Horsburgh Light House S15W.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 308.

5.15pm: Reduced to 45 revs; Course and Speed as requisite for making Singapore Road anchorage.

5.23pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 Fathoms veered to 5 Shackles.

5.30pm: Let fires die out in 1 to 4 A and 1 to 8 B [Boilers]. Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 10.15pm.

[Anchorage Bearings: Obelisk N38E, Victoria Tower N33W, Green Light on end of Breakwater N74W]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 237.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 1000 lbs]


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25 August 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

2.0am: Picket Boat employed on Boarding Duties.

5.40am: Hands employed preparing Ship for Coaling.

7.55am: Japanese Destroyer sailed.

8.15am: Coal Lighters secured alongside.

8.30am: Commenced Coaling Ship.

1.30pm: Discharged 3 ratings to Hospital.

2.30pm: Water Tank secured alongside.

6.20pm: Finished Coaling received (370) Tons.

[Distance run through the Water: 68.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 760 lbs, Vegetables 500 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 1318.4 + 370.0, Total 1688.4 tons]

[Rain and showers on and off during day, noon temperature 82F]


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26 August 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

2.0am: Picket Boat employed on Boarding Duties.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning Ship and getting in Provisions. Tested Lifebuoys - found Correct.

0.5pm: Lit fires in Nos 1 to 4 A and 4 to 9 B Boilers.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 6”, Aft 26’ 3”]

2.0pm: Hands employed preparing Ship for Sea; 1 Rating joined Ship.

2.20pm: Discharged 134 Ratings to SS Somali for Passage to England.

3.50pm: Hoisted in and Let fires die out in First and Second Steam Pinnaces.

5.0pm: Hoisted in and Let fires die out in Picket Boat.

6.5pm: 137 Ratings joined Ship from England.

6.39pm: Weighed and Proceeded Courses as requisite for leaving Singapore Roads, 64 revs.

6.52pm: Shaped Course East.

7.10pm: Altered course to avoid Sailing Vessel; 7.13pm: Resumed course.

10.10pm: Horsburgh Light abeam 2.2 miles.

11.0pm: Altered course S64E (Magnetic) Horsburgh Light S48W 8.5 miles.

Midnight: Horsburgh Light S80W (Magnetic) 13.75 miles.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 470 lbs, Vegetables 4000 lbs]


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27 August 1916

From Singapore to Batavia Road

Lat -0.0, Long 105.7

11.0am: Held Divine Service.

11.15am: Sighted Land on Starboard bow.

5.15pm: Sighted Land 4 Points on Starboard bow (CG Karas, Banka Island).

[Distance] [Run 161 miles]


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28 August 1916

From Singapore to Batavia Roads Patrol

Lat -2.6, Long 107.4

am: Lost overboard by accident Heads Brush Piasaba No 5 for 6” BL Gun one in number.

6.10am: Observed smoke bearing S11E.

6.30am: Gasper [Gaspar] Island abeam.

7.0am: Challenged City of London; Received Reply; Stopped. Returned 6” Cordite.

8.30am: HMS City of London arrived; Discharged Engineer Sub Lieutenant Hiddleson RNR and 1 Rating and Mails to City of London.

10.0am: Proceeded Course S16W, 52 revs.

11.5am: Langkuas Light abeam S74E 13.5 miles.

3.20pm: Sighted Shoalwater Island Light House S15W (Magnetic).

6.5pm: Shoalwater Island Light House abeam to Starboard 7.5 miles.

[Distance] [Run 199.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 387 lbs]


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29 August 1916

From Singapore to Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -5.6, Long 106.9

8.15am: Sighted Etna Light House bearing S33W.

9.24am: Etna Light House abeam N79W 3 miles.

0.40pm: Sighted Edam Island [Pulau Damar Besar] Light House S1W (Magnetic).

1.16pm: Altered course S33E (Magnetic) to close Steamer.

1.40pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Tjimanoek (Dutch) (Batavia to Shanghai), General Cargo (allowed to proceed).

2.35pm: Proceeded Course S16E (Magnetic) 52 revs.

3.12pm: Course as requisite for closing Steamer.

3.36pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Baron Dalmeny (British) in Lat 5 55 S, Long 106 56 E (Batavia To Samarang), Ballast (allowed to Proceed).

4.10pm: Proceeded Course as requisite for taking up position 52 revs.

4.40pm: Stopped.

5.43pm: Boarded SS Van den Bosch (KPM) [Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij] (Batavia To Samarang) in Lat 6 01 S, Long 106 55 E (Dutch), General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

8.15pm: Proceeded N54E 31 revs;

8.45pm: Stopped Edam Island Light N68W 6 miles.

11.45pm: Spoke to Dutch Cable Ship Telegraaf [mentioned here, under Eastern European Telegraph Company] allowed her to proceed.

Midnight: Edam Island Light WxN 6.25 miles.

[Distance] [Run 180.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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30 August 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -5.9, Long 106.9

4.48am: Spoke Dutch Man of War.

6.1am: Proceeded Course S50W (Magnetic) 33 revs.

6.22am: Stopped.

9.0am: Divisions, Prayers; Hands employed B Group at Divisional drills; Ordinary Seamen at Boat pulling Instructions; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Remainder employed as requisite.

11.0am: Proceeded 32 revs N25W (Magnetic).

Noon: Stopped.

2.3pm: Proceeded 32 revs Courses as requisite to intercept Steamer.

3.39pm: Stopped; Boarded SS August Belmont (British) (Batavia To Hong Kong) in Lat 5 55.5 S, Long 106 54.5 E (in Ballast); allowed her to proceed.

4.30pm: Proceeded Course N27W 32 revs.

5.2pm: Stopped.

5.30pm: SS August Belmont returned and requested that a Naval Officer might be sent onboard as the Master and First Officer had disagreed.

6.2pm: Proceeded Course N56E (Magnetic) 54 revs.

6.30pm: Stopped.

7.3pm: Proceeded 54 revs, Course East (Magnetic).

7.24pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Huelva (British) (Batavia to Packalong) in Lat 5 53 S, Long 106 56.5 E; in Ballast; allowed to proceed.

8.10pm: Boarded SS Van der Hagen (Batavia To Sourabaya) in Lat 5 53 S, Long 106 56.5 E; General Cargo allowed her to proceed.

11.0pm: Proceeded Course N45E (Magnetic) 32 revs.

11.35pm: Stopped.

Midnight: Edam Island Light bore S46W (Magnetic) 7.25 miles.

[Distance] [Run Various 35 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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31 August 1916

Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -5.8, Long 106.6

1.45am: Boarded SS Van Lansberge (Dutch) (Palembang to Batavia) in Lat 5 51.75 S, Long 106 54.5 E; General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

9.0am: Divisions, Prayers; Boarded SS Mataram (British) in Lat 5 52 S, Long 106 54 E (Singapore to Batavia) General Cargo; allowed her to proceed (received 381 lbs beef).

10.0am: Proceeded course West (Magnetic) 52 revs; Hands employed cleaning arms; Marines at Gun drill and Supply party at drill; Training Classes at Instructions; Remainder employed as requisite.

10.20am: Edam Island Light House abeam to Port 5 miles.

0.15pm: Commenced Sounding without Tubes.

0.38pm: Payung Light House abeam 0.75 miles. 0.40pm: Stopped Sounding.

1.35pm: Stopped; Payung Light House N80E 8 miles.

4.15pm: Exercised Collision Stations; 4.36pm; Replace Gear.

5.30pm: Proceeded 52 revs Course as requisite to communicate with SS Daldorch (Batavia to Falmouth) Cargo Sugar, allowed to proceed.

5.40pm: Stopped. 6.11pm: Proceeded 52 revs N88W (Magnetic).

7.3pm: Babi Island Light abeam 1.3 miles.

10.33pm: Fourth Point Light abeam S57E 2.5 miles.

[Distance] [Run 32.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 381 lbs]

[Noon air and sea temperature 82F]


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for September 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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1 September 1916

From Batavia Road Patrol to Flat Cape Patrol

Lat -6.1, Long 104.7

5.50am: Observed Flat Cape Light bearing N62W.

6.48am: Stopped.

9.10am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.10am: Secured.

11.25am: Proceeded Course S85E, 52 revs.

0.30pm: Stopped.

4.15pm: Exercised Fire Stations. 4.40pm: Secured.

5.5pm: Proceeded Course N59E (Magnetic) 52 revs to Intercept Steamer.

5.38pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Le Marie [probably Le Maire (1) listed here] (Dutch) Pandang To Batavia in Lat 6 04 S, Long 104 41 E; Cargo Coal (allowed to proceed).

6.34pm: Proceeded Course East 52 revs.

7.30pm: Altered course N40E to close Steamer.

7.59pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Rochussen (Dutch) (Batavia To Pandang) in Lat 6 1 5 S, Long 104 51 E; General Cargo; allowed to Proceed.

9.29pm: Proceeded Course as requisite 52 revs to intercept Steamer.

9.50pm: Stopped; Boarded Spielmann SS (Sourabaya To Pandang) in Lat 6 2 S, Long 104 51 E (Dutch); in Ballast; allowed to proceed.

10.41pm: Proceeded Course East (Magnetic) 52 revs.

11.45pm: Stopped. Flat Cape Light bearing N74W.

[Distance] [Run 134.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[South easterly wind force 3 to 4 for most of day, southerly swell all day, noon temperature 85F, sea temperature 81F]


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2 September 1916

Flat Cape Patrol

Lat -6.1, Long 104.6

6.0am: Very heavy Rain.

6.30am: Took Cast of Lead 100 fathoms 1/100.

10.45am: Squally Rain and Thunder.

4.0pm: Proceeded Course N80E (Magnetic) 52 revs.

7.30pm: Stopped Flat Cape Light House bearing N68W (Magnetic).

[Distance] [Run 28.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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3 September 1916

Flat Cape Patrol

Lat -6.1, Long 105.2

1.30am: Very Heavy rain Squally Thunder and Lightning.

5.8am: Proceeded 52 revs Courses as requisite for closing Steamer. Spoke SS Ranee (British).

6.15am: Stopped.

7.15am: Cape Rada N50W 13.5 miles.

9.10am: Proceeded Course S73E 52 revs.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

3.50pm: Sighted Fourth Point Light House bearing N71E (Magnetic).

6.59pm: Fourth Point Light abeam S42E 3 miles.

9.43pm: Sighted Babi Island Light N84E (Magnetic).

11.56pm: Babi Island Light abeam to Port 1.75 miles.

[Distance] [Run 58 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Rain in early am, misty on and off early and late in day, noon temperature 85F, sea temperature 81F]


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4 September 1916

From Cape Flat Patrol to Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -6.0, Long 106.9

0.5am: Sighted Payung Island Light N84E (Magnetic).

1.45am: Observed Edam Island Light S73E (Magnetic).

2.15am: Payung Island abeam 1 mile.

5.0am: Altered course S7E (Magnetic) Edam Island Light bearing S10W (Magnetic).

9.10am: Exercised Companies at Rifle drill.

10.0am: Boarded SS Van der [den] Bosch (Dutch) (Batavia To Singapore) in Lat 6 00 S, Long 106 55 E; General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

11.0am: Proceeded 52 revs Course S87E (Magnetic).

11.22am: Stopped.

2.30pm: Proceeded 52 revs Course N65E for Position.

3.0pm: Stopped.

3.45pm: Proceeded 52 revs Course as requisite to intercept Steamer leaving Batavia.

3.53pm: Steamer showing Japanese Colours; allowed her to proceed; Stopped.

5.14pm: Proceeded Courses and speed as requisite for intercepting Steamer.

5.30pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Madioen (Dutch) (Batavia To Samarang) in Lat 6 02 S, Long 106 55.5 E; General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

6.5pm: Proceeded Course N25E (Magnetic) 52 revs.

6.35pm: Stopped; Edam Island Light bearing N68W (Magnetic).

9.10pm: Boarded SS Ambon (Dutch) Batavia to Pandang in Lat 6 00 S, Long 106 55 E (Cargo Sugar), allowed to proceed.

9.55pm: Proceeded, Course N62E (Magnetic) 52 revs.

10.11pm: Stopped.

[Distance] [Run 111.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North easterly wind force 3 to 4 for most of pm]


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5 September 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -6.0, Long 106.9

6.20am: Proceeded 52 revs Course N87E for Position.

6.30am: Stopped; Returned 6” Cordite.

8.36am: Proceeded 52 revs Course S65E (Magnetic). 8.51am: Stopped, Edam Island Light House N73W 5.25 miles.

9.30am: Boarded Schooner Tunia (Dutch) (Native Craft) in Lat 5 59 S, Long 106 55.5 E; (? to Batavia), Cargo Rice; allowed to proceed.

11.0am: Boarded SS Gorontalo (Dutch) (Samarang to Batavia) in Lat 5 59.5 S, Long 106 55 E; Cargo Sugar; allowed to proceed.

0.6pm: Proceeded, Course N28E (Magnetic) 65 revs.

1.0pm: Spoke SS [blank]. Altered course N75E (Magnetic) Edam Island Light House bearing S55W.

3.30pm: Exercised Fire Party.

4.20pm: Exercised Prepare to take a Ship in Tow.

8.5pm: Observed Boompjes Light bearing S89E (Magnetic).

Midnight: Boompjes Light bearing N62W (Magnetic).

[Distance] [Run 12.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[North easterly wind force 3 from noon onwards]


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6 September 1916

From Batavia Road Patrol to Semarang Patrol

Lat -6.6, Long 110.2

0.51am: Altered course S25E (Magnetic). Spoke SS Pangan (Dutch), Samarang to Marseilles.

2.26am: Stopped. Spoke SS Gorgon (British), Samarang to Batavia. 2.35am: Proceeded 65 revs, Course S82E (Magnetic).

2.19pm: Stopped.

4.10pm: Exercised Starboard Watch close WT [Watertight] Doors, Port Watch out Collision Mat.

4.35pm: Replace Mat. Open A Doors.

5.30pm: Proceeded North (Magnetic) 52 revs for night position.

6.45pm: Stopped; Semarang Light S4E (Magnetic) 13 miles.

[Distance] [Run 212.9 miles]


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7 September 1916

On Semarang Patrol

Lat -6.6, Long 110.4

1.47am: Proceeded Course as requisite 52 revs to close Steamer.

2.10am: Stopped; 2.30am: Boarded SS Houtman [one of these ships] (Dutch) in Lat 6 40 S, Long 110 27 E; Australian Port to Semarang (General Cargo), allowed to proceed.

6.47am: Proceeded 52 revs, Course as requisite for Closing Steamer; Returned 6” Cordite.

7.24am: Stopped; Boarded SS Van Cloon (Dutch) in Lat 6 24 S, Long 110 27 E (Sourabaya To Semerang [Semarang]), Cargo Coal; allowed to proceed.

Noon: Proceeded 52 revs Course S18W for Position.

1.0pm: Stopped Semarang Light House S3W, 11 miles.

4.10pm: Exercised Starboard Watch out Collision Mat, Port Watch close WT Doors.

4.38pm: Replace Mat; Open A Doors.

[Distance] [Run 34 miles]


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8 September 1916

From Semarang to Cheribon [Cirebon]

Lat -6.7, Long 109.3

3.27am: Proceeded 52 revs Course as requisite to intercept Steamer.

3.48am: Stopped; Boarded SS Gornhoer [?] (Dutch), (Sourabaya To Semarang) in Lat 6 24 S, Long 110 27 E; General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

5.14pm: Proceeded 65 revs Course West (Magnetic).

9.40pm: Pekalongan Light House abeam 8 miles.

10.10am: Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder employed cleaning out Boats, scrubbing Canvas Gear and as requisite.

1.0pm: Altered course N54W (Magnetic) Tegal Light House bearing S2W 8.5 miles.

3.20pm: Sighted Tanah Reef Buoy S77.5W (Magnetic).

3.46pm: Tanah Reef buoy abeam 5 miles.

8.0pm: Boompjes Island Light bearing N25W.

8.44pm: Boompjes Island Light abeam to Starboard 6.5 miles.

[Distance] [Run 76.5 miles]


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9 September 1916

From Cheribon to Batavia

Lat -6.0, Long 106.9

0.50am: Stopped and Boarded SS Van Heemskerk (Dutch), (Batavia To Cheribon) in Lat 5 59 S, Long 107 53 E; General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

1.50am: Boarded SS Rumphius (Dutch) in Lat 5 57 S, Long 107 54 E (Semarang To Batavia), General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

2.30am: Proceeded Course N70W 65 revs.

2.45am: Pamanukan Rock Light bore S9.5E Magnetic.

7.55am: Sighted land bearing S15E.

8.10am: Sounded 18 fathoms; 8.25am: Sounded 18 fathoms.

9.50am: Edam Island Light House abeam 4.5 miles.

10.4am: Stopped at position G.

1.40pm: Proceeded 52 revs Course S8E for position G.

1.55pm: Stopped; Edam Island Light House N75W 5 miles.

4.20pm: Proceeded Course S85E (Magnetic). 4.37pm: Stopped, Edam Island Light House N71W, 5.9 miles.

6.12pm: Proceeded Courses as requisite 52 revs to close Steamer.

6.18pm: Stopped. 6.35pm: Boarded SS Van Lansberge (Dutch) (Batavia To Palembang) in Lat 5 58 S, Long 106 55 E; General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

7.29pm: Proceeded Course S70E 52 revs. 7.48pm: Stopped at G Position.

10.0pm: Boarded SS Wilis (Dutch), Batavia To Cheribon, in Lat 5 59 S, Long 106 55 E (General Cargo), allowed to proceed.

11.30pm: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite to regain Position.

Midnight: Stopped.

[Distance] [Run 187.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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10 September 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -6.0, Long 106.9

1.5am: Sighted Steamer bearing N42W bound inwards.

5.22am: Spoke SS Melchior Treub (Dutch), (Singapore to Batavia).

5.35am: Proceeded S75W (Magnetic) 52 revs to regain position G. 5.50am: Stopped.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.

11.15am: Boarded SS Pijnacker Hordijk (Dutch) in Lat 5 59.5 S, Long 106 54.5 E (Batavia To Tanjong Paden), General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

0.55pm: Proceeded Course N74E 52 revs to regain Position.

1.15pm: Stopped at position G.

2.10pm: Boarded SS Billiton [one of these ships] (Dutch), Cheribon to Batavia in Lat 5 59 S, Long 106 55.5 E (General Cargo), allowed to proceed.

4.14pm: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite for closing Steamer.

4.32pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Melchior Treub (Dutch) (Batavia To Semarang) in Lat 5 59 S, Long 106 55 E (General Cargo), allowed to proceed.

5.45pm: Boarded SS Dser Ems [possibly Der Eems?] (Dutch) (Batavia to Cheribon) in Lat 5 59 S, Long 106 55 E, (General Cargo), allowed to proceed.

7.4pm: Proceeded Course as requisite 52 revs to Position G. 7.28pm: Stopped.

Midnight: Edam Island Light N79W (Magnetic) 4.5 miles.

[Distance] [Run 10.7 miles]


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11 September 1916

From Batavia Road Patrol to Singapore

Lat -4.9, Long 106.8

1.35am: Proceeded 52 revs, Course S80E Magnetic.

1.50am: Stopped; Edam Island Light N75W, 5.9 miles.

4.0am: Edam Island Light N77W, 5.2 miles.

5.59am: Proceeded Course and Speed as requisite for closing Steamer.

6.15am: Boarded SS Roggeveen (Dutch) in Lat 5 59 S, Long 106 53 E, Tanjong Pandanys [?] to Batavia (General Cargo), allowed to proceed.

6.42am: Proceeded N8W (Magnetic) 79 revs. Returned 6” Cordite.

10.5am: Etna Bank Light House abeam 4.25 miles.

10.36am: Arnemuiden Bank abeam to Port 4.75 miles.

4.10pm: Exercised Prepare for Towing Forward.

7.25pm: Sighted Dapur Light N8W (Magnetic).

8.45pm: Altered course NW; Commenced Sounding every 10 minutes.

10.42pm: Altered course S65W Pulo Dawan [?] Light abeam 4 miles.

[Distance] [Run 74.1 miles]


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12 September 1916

From Batavia Road Patrol to Singapore

Lat -1.3, Long 105.1

0.57am: Sighted West Nangka Light bearing N15W (Magnetic).

1.24am: Copper Rocks buoy abeam 2.25 miles.

3.3am: West Nangka Light abeam 2.5 miles.

3.35am: Third Point buoy abeam 0.75 miles; Sounding every 10 minutes.

5.0am: Sighted Tanjong Kalan [Kalian] Light bearing N50W (Magnetic).

6.15am: Challenged and received reply from HMS City of London.

6.42am: Altered course N28W (Magnetic) to make rendezvous.

7.30am: Stopped; Communicated with HMS City of London; Received Mails; Discharged Staff Surgeon Baker to City of London; Temporary Surgeon Shearer RNVR joined Ship from HMS City of London.

8.26am: Proceeded 79 revs Course N6E (Magnetic). Sounding every 10 minutes.

10.45am: Observed Ju [?] Island buoy N41E (Magnetic).

1.0pm: Sighted Saya Island N30W.

3.30pm: Sighted Tanjong Jang N15W.

11.25pm: Observed Karas Light bearing N57W (Magnetic).

[Distance] [Run 262.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs]


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13 September 1916

From Batavia Road Patrol to Singapore or at Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

0.47am: Courses as requisite through Rhio Channel.

1.15am: Karas Light abeam S60W 0.25 miles.

2.15am: Terkulei Island Light abeam.

5.40am: Hands employed preparing Ship for Coaling.

6.27am: Batu Beranti [Berhanti] Light abeam 1.75 miles.

7.8am: Stopped; Took Pilot onboard.

7.12am: Proceeded Courses and speeds as requisite for going up Keppel Harbour.

7.52am: Secured alongside West Wharf Keppel Harbour.

8.20am: Commenced Coaling Ship; Hoisted out Picket Boat and First Steam Pinnace.

9.30am: 2 Ratings joined Ship from Hospital.

10.0am: Captain V Jones RMLI joined Ship from Hospital.

0.40pm: Sent escort To Tanglin Detention Quarters for 1 Stoker rating.

1.15pm: Port Watch employed getting in Stores.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 11.0pm. Escort returned from Tanglin, 1 Rating joined Ship from Detention Quarters.

[Distance run through the Water: 198.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 1700 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 241.7 tons]


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14 September 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

5.30am: Finished Coaling received (1490) Tons.

[Draught of Water: Forward 27’ 0”, Aft 26’ 3”]

6.56am: HMS Fame proceeded up Harbour.

8.20am: Unmoored and Cast off from Wharf. 8.40am: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite for Singapore Roads.

[Anchorage Bearings: Red Light N43W, Green Light S56.25W, W [White] Obelisk N38.75E]

9.18am: Came to with Port anchor in 10.25 fathoms veered to 5 Shackles.

9.20am: Hoisted out Second Steam Pinnace.

11.0am: Hoisted out Launch.

1.30pm: Discharged 2 ratings to Hospital.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am. Landed Sailors Home Patrol.

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 1400 lbs]

[Coal Remaining: 214.6 + 1490.0, Total 1704.6 tons]


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15 September 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning Ship and Scrubbing Canvas gear.

7.0am: Patrol returned onboard.

10.10am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions. Ordinary Seamen at Boat pulling Instructions. Remainder employed as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

6.0pm: Landed Sailors Home Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]


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16 September 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

8.45am: Aired Night clothing.

2.0pm: Ratings joined Ship from Hospital.

4.30pm: Gave leave to port Watch until 10.15pm.

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

10.55pm: Departed this Life Private MA Goddard ON 11777 RMLI - Lost overboard whilst returning in Liberty Boat; Switched on searchlights and made careful search for body; Which was not recovered. [Information from Casualty List: Cornwall, cruiser. GODDARD, Maurice A, Private, RMLI, 11777 (Ply), died in Singapore]

Midnight: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]


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17 September 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

7.15am: Landed Church parties RC [Roman Catholic] (32), Presbyterians (11).

8.10am: Landed Wesleyans (23).

10.0am: Presbyterians and RCs returned onboard.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.

11.0am: Wesleyans returned onboard.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 10.15pm, leave to Boys until 6.30pm.

5.0pm: Recovered remains of Private Goddard RMLI.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs]


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18 September 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning Ship and Rigged diving Boat.

9.10am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions. Boatswain’s party refitting; Remainder employed as requisite. Court of inquiry held onboard.

11.0pm: Divers employed examining underwater Fittings.

pm: Divers employed about underwater Fittings.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Boys of Port Watch until 6.30pm.

3.0pm: Landed Funeral party to bury remains of Private Goddard RMLI.

3.50pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Fort Canning.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am. Landed Sailors Home Patrol.

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

7.40pm: 1 Rating joined Ship from Hospital.

[Number on sick list: 8]

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


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19 September 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

6.30am: Sailors Home Patrol returned onboard.

7.0am: Divers employed examining underwater Fittings.

9.0am: Divisions, Prayers. 9.10am: Exercised small arm Companies at Drill; Court of Inquiry held onboard.

10.15am: Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions. Ordinary Seamen at Boat pulling Instructions; Remainder employed as requisite.

pm: Divers employed examining underwater Fittings.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

5.0pm: Landed Sailors Home Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs]


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20 September 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

6.40am: Sailors Home Patrol returned onboard. Divers employed examining underwater Fittings.

9.10am: B Group at Divisional drill; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Courses at Instructions; Divers employed examining underwater Fittings; Remainder of Hands employed as requisite.

11.30am: Port Watch for Exercise out Kedge anchor.

3.40pm: Starboard Watch for Exercise out Kedge anchor.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 10.15pm.

4.45pm: Finished Diving; Unrigged Diving Boat.

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

10.45pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]


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21 September 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

6.0am: Exercised Land every available man.

7.20am: Hoisted in Launch; Hands employed cleaning Ship. Returned 6” Cordite.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 10.15pm. Hands Make and Mend clothes.

6.15pm: Japanese Cruiser Akasha [almost certainly Akashi] arrived.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 1700 lbs]

[Noon temperature 87F]


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22 September 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

5.30am: Hoisted out Field Gun.

6.0am: Landed every available Seaman; Remainder of Hands employed cleaning Ship.

8.10am: Landing Party returned onboard.

9.20am: Hoisted in Field Gun; Returned 6” Cordite.

3.30pm: Discharged Mr Whitworth Gunner to HMS Fame.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 10.30pm.

5.25pm: Mr Savage Gunner joined Ship from HMS Fame.

5.30pm: Stokers to Evening Quarters.

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs]


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23 September 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

8.50am: Discharged Lieutenant Marshall RNR to HMS Fame.

10.0am: Lit fires in Nos 1, 2, 3 C Boilers.

11.0am: Japanese Cruiser arrived.

0.30pm: Let fires die out in Nos 1, 2, 3 B Boilers.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 309.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 10.30pm. Second part of Port Watch employed discharging ammunition.

6.0pm: Lieutenant Spencer RNR joined Ship from HMS Fame.

6.40pm: 1 Rating joined Ship from Hospital.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Vegetables 1400 lbs]


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24 September 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

5.55am: Japanese Cruiser Akasha [Akashi] sailed.

7.10am: Landed Roman Catholics (38) and (9) Presbyterians.

8.10am: Landed Wesleyans (23).

10.10am: RCs and Presbyterians returned onboard.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.

11.45am: Weslyans [sic] returned onboard.

Noon: Japanese Destroyer Flotilla sailed.

0.5pm: HMAS Pioneer arrived.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 10.30pm and leave to Boys until 7.20pm.

6.30pm: Landed Patrol.

11.0pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs]


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25 September 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning Ship; Getting up L Shell.

6.50am: HMS Minerva Sailed; HMS Pioneer arrived from Keppel Harbour; Returned 6” Cordite.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch of Boys until 7.20pm.

1.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to Hospital.

1.55pm: HMS Minerva arrived.

2.0pm: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Ordinary Seamen at Boat pulling Instructions; Remainder employed Blacking down aloft, cleaning out Boats and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 10.15pm.

6.15pm: Port Watch Worked Main Derrick hoisted out Field Gun.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]


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26 September 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

5.40am: Landed Field Guns Crew and Marines for drill. Hands employed cleaning Ship.

8.25am: Field Guns Crew and Marines returned onboard.

8.30am: Japanese Destroyer Flotilla arrived.

9.10am: Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Ordinary Seaman at Instructions; Remainder of Hands Work Main Derrick hoisted in Field Gun then employed as requisite.

3.10pm: Japanese Cruiser Akashi arrived. Japanese Commodore Visited Ship.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 10.15pm.

5.30pm: Stokers at evening Quarters.

6.30pm: Landed Patrol.

10.50pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs]


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27 September 1916

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 6”, Aft 25’ 5”.

2.15am: Lit fires in Nos 4 to 9 C Boilers.

5.40am: Hands employed preparing for Coaling; Hoisted in First Steam Pinnace and Sailing Pinnace.

6.32am: Weighed and Proceeded Course and speed as requisite for going alongside No 7 Wharf; Returned 6” Cordite.

7.25am: Stopped and secured alongside No 7 Wharf.

7.45am: Commenced Coaling Ship.

10.25am: Hoisted in Second Steam Pinnace and Let fires die out.

10.30am: Finished Coaling received (260) Tons.

11.40am: Cast off from No 7 Wharf and Proceeded, Course as requisite, 64 revs.

[Draught of Water: Forward 27’ 3”, Aft 26’ 3”]

0.44pm: Set Course N85E (Magnetic).

1.0pm: Lit fires in Nos 5 and 6 A Boilers.

2.43pm: Altered course South (Magnetic), Pan Reef Light bearing S20W (Magnetic).

3.41pm: Pulo Sau Island Light House abeam 1.5 miles.

4.13pm: Orion Rock buoy abeam, altered course S47E (Magnetic).

5.0pm: Terkolei [Terkulai] Light House abeam.

6.20pm: Karas Island Light House abeam 1 mile.

6.45pm: Rigged Night defence.

[Distance run through the Water: 6.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 420 lbs, Vegetables 5500 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 1432.2 + 260.0, Total 1692.2 tons]

[Noon temperature 87F, sea temperature 84F]


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28 September 1916

From Singapore to Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -1.5, Long 105.1

1.47am: Sighted Tanjong Jang Light bearing S22W (Magnetic).

6.30am: Deviation by bearing of Sun 0.5 degrees W.

10.0am: Lit fires in Nos 3 and 4 A Boilers.

2.50pm: Ulgar [probably Tanjung Ular] Light abeam 3 miles.

4.34pm: Sighted Amelia Bank buoy bearing S81E (Magnetic).

5.15pm: Amelia Bank buoy abeam 1.25 miles.

5.26pm: Tanjong Sukal abeam to Port 8.5 miles.

5.45pm: Let fires dies out in No 8 C [boiler].

6.0pm: Sighted West Nangka Light bearing S76E (Magnetic).

6.20pm: Lit fires in Nos 1 and 2 A Boilers.

[Distance] [Run 214 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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29 September 1916

From Singapore to Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -5.0, Long 106.8

2.0am: Altered course S20E (Magnetic). Dapur Island abeam 5.5 miles.

9.55am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Ordinary Seamen at Instructions; Remainder employed scrubbing Canvas gear, Mustering Bags and as requisite.

1.11pm: Arnemuiden Bank abeam S82W (Magnetic), 3.5 miles.

4.0pm: Edam Island Light House bore S1W, 15 miles; Quarters.

4.30pm: Challenged and received reply from HMS City of London.

5.22pm: Stopped.

6.24pm: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite to close Steamer.

7.25pm: Boarded SS Van Rensdyck [probably Van Reimsdijk] (Dutch) (Batavia to Sourabaya) in Lat 5 56 S, Long 107 57 E; General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

7.45pm: Boarded SS Barenspj [possibly Barentsz?] (Dutch) Batavia to Cherbourg [? or maybe Cheribon] in Lat 5 55 S, Long 106 57 E; General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

8.3pm: Proceeded Course S14W (Magnetic) 45 revs.

9.3pm: Stopped.

9.15pm: Let fires die out in Nos 3 and 4 A Boilers.

11.7pm: Proceeded as requisite to G position.

11.42pm: Stopped.

[Distance] [Run 248.75 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 369 lbs]


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30 September 1916

From Batavia Road Patrol to Madura Strait Patrol

Lat -5.8, Long 107.6

3.6am: Proceeded S75W for position G.

3.41am: Stopped; Edam Island Light bearing N67W 5.25 miles.

5.48am: Proceeded Course as requisite 44 revs to close Steamer.

5.54am: Stopped; Boarded SS Melchior Treub (Dutch) (Samarang to Batavia and Singapore) in Lat 5 59 S, Long 106 56 E; General Cargo; allowed her to proceed; Tested Lifebuoys found Correct; Returned 6” Cordite.

9.0am: Aired Night clothing; Hands employed cleaning Ship throughout.

10.0am: Commenced Sounding (every 5 minutes).

11.30am: Altered course S77E (Magnetic). Stopped sounding.

Noon: Altered course as requisite for close Barque.

0.40pm: Stopped; Boarded Barque Albertine Beatrice (Dutch), Surabaya to Batavia in Lat 5 51 S, Long 107 32 S, General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

1.7pm: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite.

1.46pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Rena [listed here] (Norweigan [Norwegian]) Semarang to Marseilles in Lat 5 51 S, Long 104 34 E; General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

2.16pm: Boarded SS Roggeveen (Dutch), Batavia to Newcastle (NSW) [New South Wales], (Cargo Nil); allowed her to proceed.

2.31pm: Boarded SS Van Den Bosch (Dutch), Batavia to Semarang in Lat 5 51 N, Long 104 34 E; General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

3.41pm: Boarded SS Turbinia (Dutch) Sourabaya to Rotterdam, in Lat 5 55 S, Long 107 34 E (Cargo Sugar, etc), (allowed her to proceed).

4.12pm: Proceeded S84E (Magnetic) 64 revs.

7.0pm: Sighted Boompjes Light bearing S80E.

8.45pm: Altered course S12E (Magnetic) to close Steamer.

9.25pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Oranje (Dutch) Sourabaya to Batavia in Lat 6 04 S, Long 108 15 E; Cargo Tobacco and Coffee; allowed to proceed.

10.5pm: Proceeded Course S87E (Magnetic) 64 revs.

10.47pm: Boompjes Light abeam 7 miles.

11.30pm: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

Midnight: Altered course SSE (Magnetic) to close Steamer.

[Distance] [Run 117.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Rain, heavy at times, in middle of day, noon air and sea temperature 82F]


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916


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1 October 1916

From Batavia Road Patrol to Madura Strait Patrol

Lat -6.3, Long 110.2

0.21am: Stopped; Spoke SS Bahadar [Bahadur] (Tegal to Calcutta), Cargo Sugar.

0.25am: Proceeded 64 revs Course S88E.

2.0am: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

4.15am: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.

2.40pm: Sighted Mandalike [Mandalika] Light House bearing S73E (Magnetic).

4.50pm: Spoke SS Livingstonia (British) Sourabaya to Mauritius; Cargo Sugar in Lat 6 65 S, Long 110 54 E.

5.0pm: Mandalike Light abeam 6.75 miles.

7.45pm: Mandalike Light dipped bearing S82W (Magnetic).

[Distance] [Run 167 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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2 October 1916

From Batavia Road Patrol to Madura Strait Patrol

Lat -6.8, Long 113.8

9.10am: Exercised small arm Companies at Drill.

10.30am: Turrets Crews and Turrets Supply parties at drill; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Remainder of Hands employed cleaning Ship and as requisite.

0.45pm: Paid Monthly Money.

4.35pm: Tribung [Pulau Sapudi] Light abeam 3.25 miles.

7.30pm: Stopped.

8.04pm: Proceeded 64 revs Course S36E; Course and speed as requisite to close Steamer.

9.22pm: Spoke SS Roggeveen (Dutch); Sourabaya to Newcastle NSW; allowed to proceed.

9.22pm: Stopped Tribung Light buoy N25E (Magnetic) 25.5 miles.

Midnight: Tribung Light bearing N34E (Magnetic) 20 miles.

[Distance] [Run 225.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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3 October 1916

On Madura Strait Patrol

Lat -7.4, Long 113.3

3.8am: Proceeded Course S36E (Magnetic) 52 revs to regain Position. 3.40am: Stopped.

5.25am: Sighted Steamer bearing S35E. 5.34am: Proceeded, Course S81W (Magnetic).

1.20pm: Zwaantjes [Karang Koko] Light House abeam S5E 2 miles.

2.23pm: Stopped; Kambing Island West Point N65W; Zwaantjes Light House S53E (Magnetic).

4.50pm: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite to regain Position. 5.0pm: Stopped.

6.21pm: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite to close Steamer.

6.52pm: Stopped. 7.0pm: Boarded SS Van Riemsdyk [Riemsdijk] (Dutch) in Lat 7 25 S, Long 112 58 E; Sourabaya To Ampenan; General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

8.30pm: Took cast of Lead 13 fathoms.

9.0pm: Took cast of Lead 10 fathoms.

9.5pm: Proceeded S35E 40 revs; 9.21pm: Stopped.

9.30pm: Took cast of Lead 18 fathoms.

11.28pm: Proceeded Course S35E 40 revs; 11.50pm: Stopped.

[Distance] [Run 129.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Noon temperature 87F, sea temperature 84F]


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4 October 1916

On Madura Strait Patrol

Lat -7.6, Long 113.3

0.42am: Proceeded 62 revs Course as requisite to intercept Steamer.

1.0am: Boarded SS Tasman [Tasman (2) listed here] (Dutch) in Lat 7 29 S, Long 113 00 E; Sydney (NSW) To Sourabaya; General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

8.0am: Sounded 16.5 fathoms. 8.30am: Sounded 16.75 fathoms;

9.6am: Proceeded Course S60E 52 revs.

9.10am: B and X Groups at Divisional drill; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Ordinary Seamen at Rifle exercise; Remainder employed as requisite.

10.11am: Zwaantjes Light House abeam 4.75 miles.

1.10pm: Course as requisite to close Steamer.

1.45pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Ceram (Dutch) in Lat 7 35 S, Long 113 27 E (Sourabaya To Calcutta), Cargo Sugar; allowed to proceed.

2.4pm: Course and speed as requisite for closing Steamer.

3.0pm: Stopped; Boarded SS De Carpentier Lat 7 28 S, Long 113 32 E (Sourabaya To Macassar), General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

4.2pm: Proceeded Course N66E 64 revs.

7.20pm: Sighted Sapudi Island Light N53.5E.

9.39pm: Sapudi Island Light abeam 2.75 miles.

[Distance] [Run 47.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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5 October 1916

From Madura Strait Patrol to Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -6.4, Long 112.2

2.30 to 3.0am: Passed through fleet of small fishing Craft.

6.23am: Jumputan Hill bore S3E (Magnetic).

8.15pm: Mandalike Light abeam S5W Magnetic) 9.5 miles.

11.15pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

[Distance] [Run 193 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Wind south easterly in am, north easterly in pm, force 3 or 4 all day, noon temperature 85F, sea temperature 84F]


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6 October 1916

From Madura Strait Patrol to Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -6.0, Long 108.3

4.20am: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

8.22am: Sighted Steamer 2 Points on Starboard bow.

9.50am: Observed Boompjes Light House bearing N78W (Magnetic). Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Marines at Maxim Gun drill; Remainder employed as requisite.

11.34am: Boompjes Island Light House abeam N5E (Magnetic) 1.6 miles.

1.0pm: Altered course as requisite to close Steamer.

1.17pm: Stopped; Spoke SS Haworth (British) (Probolingo To Batavia and Falmouth).

1.20pm: Resumed Course and Speed.

7.10pm: Course and speed as requisite for closing Steamer.

7.45pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Van Rees (Dutch) in Lat 5 51 S, Long 107 08 E (Batavia To Sourabaya), General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

8.9pm: Proceeded Course WxS 64 revs.

10.6pm: Stopped; Edam Island Light bearing N73W 5.25 miles.

[Distance] [Run 237.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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7 October 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -5.9, Long 106.9

4.19am: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite to close Steamer.

4.45am: Boarded SS Kediri (Dutch) (Cheribon To Batavia) General Cargo; allowed to proceed, in Lat 5 58 S, Long 106 55 E.

6.9am: Spoke Admiralty Collier SS Haisorth [possibly Hainsworth?] and Communicated with SS Rumphius (Territorial Waters).

8.50am: Aired Night Clothing.

10.29am: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite to position G. 10.44am: Stopped.

11.30am: Proceeded.

1.30pm: Stopped. Edam Island Light House S5W (Magnetic) 10.5 miles.

4.0pm: Proceeded 40 revs Course North (Magnetic) to regain position. 4.30pm: Stopped.

5.23pm: Proceeded 40 revs Course as requisite to close Steamer.

6.15pm: Boarded SS Rumphius (Dutch) in Lat 5 47 S, Long 106 52 E (Batavia To Singapore), General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

7.0pm: Proceeded 40 revs Course as requisite.

7.50pm: Boarded SS Van Lansberge (Dutch) in Lat 5 50 S, Long 106 52.5 E (Batavia to Palembang), (General Cargo); allowed to proceed.

11.13pm: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite to regain position Y.

[Distance] [Run 104.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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8 October 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -5.8, Long 106.9

4.0am: Edam Island Light bore S17W (Magnetic) 8.8 miles (By Range Finder).

4.35am: Spoke SS Melchior Treub (Dutch) Singapore to Batavia.

6.30am: Proceeded, Course S64E 45 revs.

7.15am: Stopped; Edam Island Light House S44W 11 miles.

10.7am: Proceeded, Course N31E (Magnetic) 30 revs.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

11.30am: Courses as requisite to close Steamer.

0.15pm: Boarded SS Van Neck (Dutch) in Lat 5 51 S, Long 106 54 E (Batavia To Tanjong Pandang), General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

0.47pm: Proceeded 30 revs Course as requisite to regain position G.

5.0pm: Boarded SS Melchior Treub (Dutch) in Lat 6 01 S, Long 106 55 E (Batavia to Samarang), General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

5.50pm: Boarded SS Banda [Banda (1) listed here] (Dutch) in Lat 6 01 S, Long 106 55 E (Batavia To Cheribon), General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

6.40pm: Proceeded N15E 30 revs for position.

7.20pm: Boarded SS Donggala (Dutch) in Lat 6 00 S, Long 106 56 E (Batavia to Palembang), General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

[Distance] [Run 36.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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9 October 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -6.0, Long 106.9

4.30am: Proceeded N70W 30 revs. 4.45am: Courses and speed as requisite to close Steamer.

5.0am: Boarded SS Baud (Dutch) Singapore to Batavia, in Lat 5 55 S, Long 106 54 E; General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

5.27am: Proceeded Course S24E (Magnetic) 30 revs to regain Position.

8.27am: Proceeded 45 revs Course as requisite to close Steamer.

8.43am: Stopped SS Tarakan (Dutch) in Lat 5 55 S, Long 106 55 E (Balik-Papan to Batavia), Oil Fuel; allowed her to proceed.

11.18: Proceeded S63E 33 revs to regain Position. 11.53am: Stopped.

1.45pm: Boarded SS Van Noort (Dutch) in Lat 5 00 S, Long 106 55.5 E (Batavia to Banka), General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

3.40pm: Port Watch Exercised close Watertight Doors.

4.15pm: Exercised away Boats for Boat pulling exercise.

4.32pm: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite.

5.45pm: Boarded SS Gouverneur Generaal Daendels (Dutch) in Lat 6 01 S, Long 106 55 E (Batavia to Cheribon), General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

6.10pm: Proceeded 35 revs, Course as requisite to make Position G. 6.39pm: Stopped.

9.30pm: Boarded SS Kediri (Dutch) in Lat 5 59 S, Long 106 55 E (Batavia to Boelongan). General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

[Distance] [Run 23 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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10 October 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -6.0, Long 106.9

1.2am: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite for closing Steamer.

1.40am: Stopped; Boarded SS Madioen (Dutch) in Lat 5 59.5 S, Long 106 55 E (Batavia to Cheribon), General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

3.20am: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite to regain Position. 3.40am: Stopped.

8.0am: Boarded SS Van Der Capellen (Dutch) in Lat 5 58.5 S, Long 106 55.5E (Sourabaya to Batavia), General Cargo; allowed to proceed.

9.10am: A Group at Divisional drill; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Ordinary Seamen at Rifle exercises; Remainder employed as requisite.

2.3pm: Proceeded 33 revs Course as requisite to regain position. 2.40pm: Stopped.

4.10pm: Port Watch out Collision Mat; Marines at Boat Pulling exercise.

4.24pm: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite for evolution. 4.32pm: Stopped.

5.15pm: Boarded SS Baud (Dutch) in Lat 6 01 S, Long 106 56 E (Batavia to Semarang), General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

7.11pm: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite to regain position G.

7.35pm: Stopped; Rigged Night Defence.

11.5pm: Heavy Rain. 11.20pm: Clearing.

[Distance] [Run 5.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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11 October 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -6.0, Long 106.9

5.4am: Proceeded Course S32E (Magnetic) 35 revs to regain Position. 5.41am: Stopped.

7.0am: Boarded SS Tasman (Dutch) in Lat 6 00 S, Long 106 56 E (Samerang to Batavia), General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

11.37am: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite for closing Steamer. 11.47am: Stopped.

0.15pm: Boarded SS Bia [?] (Swede) in Lat 6 00 S, Long 105 54.5 E (Newcastle NSW to Batavia), Cargo Coal; allowed to proceed.

0.32pm: Proceeded 30 revs Course as requisite to regain position G.

0.40pm: Stopped; Very Heavy Rain.

2.0pm: Boarded SS Ban Whatt Hin (British) in Lat 6 05 [S], Long 106 54 [E].

2.59pm: Proceeded 30 revs Course as requisite for position G. 3.27pm: Stopped.

5.45pm: Boarded SS Van Waerwyck [Van Waerwijck] (Dutch) in Lat 6 01 S, Long 106 54 E (Batavia to Sourabaya), General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

6.0pm: Boarded SS Edendale (British) in Lat 6 01 S, Long 106 54 E (Batavia to Cheribon), General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

6.28pm: Proceeded 35 revs Course as requisite to regain position. 6.55pm: Stopped.

11.10pm: Proceeded 30 revs, Course as requisite to regain position G. 11.29pm: Stopped.

[Distance] [Run 9.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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12 October 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -6.0, Long 106.9

1.50am: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite to close Steamer.

2.40am: Stopped; Boarded SS Van Lansberge (Dutch) in Lat 5 50 S, Long 106 53 E (Palembang to Batavia), General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

3.15am: Proceeded 35 revs, Course as requisite to regain position. 3.45am: Stopped.

4.10am: Proceeded Course as requisite 35 revs for intercepting Stranger.

4.30am: Boarded SS Van den Bosch (Dutch) in Lat 5 59.25 S, Long 106 54.5 E (Sourabaya to Batavia), General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

7.0am: Proceeded N6E (Magnetic) 64 revs.

8.37am: Stopped; Dropped Target.

8.55am: Proceeded Course as requisite 52 revs; Carried out 1” Aiming Rifle Target practise with 6” Guns.

9.52am: Stopped. Picked up Target.

10.4am: Proceeded Course S5E (Magnetic) 52 revs.

0.14pm: Stopped.

2.30pm: Boarded SS Calcutta (Dutch) in Lat 5 59.5 S, Long 106 33.5 E (Rangoon to Batavia), Cargo Rice; allowed her to proceed.

4.6pm: Port Watch Exercise out Collision Mat. 4.20pm: Mat replaced.

4.40pm: Proceeded 30 revs Course N6W for position G. 5.11pm: Stopped.

6.58pm: Proceeed 52 rev, Course as requisite. 7.3pm: Stopped; Rigged Night Defence.

11.35pm: Proceeded course as requisite 30 revs to regain position. 11.57pm: Stopped.

[Distance] [Run 50.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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13 October 1916

On Batavia Road Patrol

Lat -6.0, Long 106.9

1.45am: Boarded SS Siberg (Dutch) in Lat 6 00 S, Long 106 55.5 E (Makassar to Batavia), General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

4.40am: Spoke SS Tjimanoek (Dutch) Hong Kong to Batavia.

4.52am: Proceeded 52 revs Course as requisite to regain position.

5.23am: Stopped.

9.0am: Proceeded Course and Speed as requisite.

9.50am: Stopped. 10.0am: Clean arms.

0.33pm: Proceeded Course as requisite 52 revs to close Steamer.

0.40pm: Stopped; Boarded SS Diva (Norwegian) in Lat 5 56 S, Long 106 54 E (Bangkok to Batavia), Cargo Rice; allowed her to proceed.

1.28pm: Proceeded Course as requisite 52 revs. 1.56pm: Stopped.

3.22pm: Proceeded Course as requisite 35 revs to intercept Steamer. 3.56pm: Stopped.

4.3pm: Proceeded Course and speed as requisite. 4.20pm: Stopped.

5.15pm: Boarded SS Boeroe (Dutch) in Lat 6 02 S, Long 106 55 E (Batavia to Padang), General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

6.30pm: Boarded SS Ceylon (Dutch) in Lat 6 01 S, Long 106 55 W (Batavia to Samerang), General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

6.50pm: Proceeded N40E 52 revs for position G. 6.56pm: Stopped.

8.45pm: Boarded SS Rindjani in Lat 5 59.5 S, Long 106 55.5 E (Batavia to Semarang), General Cargo; allowed her to proceed (Dutch).

9.26pm: Proceeded 64 revs Course as requisite for closing Steamer.

9.40pm: Spoke SS Tjimanoek (Dutch) allowed to proceed.

9.51pm: Stopped.

[Distance] [Run 18.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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14 October 1916

From Batavia Road Patrol to Singapore

Lat -5.9, Long 106.9

2.0am: Proceeded 30 revs Course as requisite to regain position. 2.34am: Stopped.

6.15am: Boarded SS Melchior Treub (Dutch) in Lat 5 58 S, Long 106 55 E (Sourabaya to Batavia), General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

6.30am: Boarded SS Baud (Dutch) in Lat 5 58 S, Long 106 55 E (Samerang to Batavia), General Cargo; allowed her to proceed.

9.32am: Proceeded 30 revs Course as requisite to regain position. 9.53am: Stopped.

11.57am: Proceeded 65 revs Course N7W (Magnetic).

4.5pm: Etna Bank Light House abeam 5 miles.

4.47pm: Arnemuiden Bank abeam to Port 4.25 miles.

11.55pm: Sighted Steamer bearing S6W.

Midnight: Commenced Sounding every 10 minutes.

[Distance] [Run 168 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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15 October 1916

From Batavia Road Patrol to Singapore

Lat -2.4, Long 105.7

2.0am: Spoke SS Melchior Treub (Dutch) bound for Singapore.

3.30am: Sounding every 10 minutes throughout the Watch.

4.27am: Sighted Dapur Island Light N4.5W (Magnetic).

8.0am: Courses as requisite for Proceeding through Banka Strait.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

0.7pm: Nangka Light abeam 4 miles.

2.41pm: Amelia Bank buoy abeam 1.6 miles.

3.51pm: Kalan Light House abeam 4 miles.

5.0pm: Stopped Sounding.

10.35pm: Saya Island abeam 13 miles.

[Distance] [Run 233.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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16 October 1916

From Batavia Road Patrol to Singapore

Lat -1.2, Long 104.1

1.24am: Tanjong Jang Light abeam S75W (Magnetic) 3.6 miles.

8.30am: Little Karas Island Light House abeam 0.75 miles.

11.25am: Hands employed preparing Ship for entering Harbour.

0.25pm: Hauled in Patent Log; Lit fires in Picket Boat and Second Steam Pinnace. Courses and speeds as requisite for Singapore Road Anchorage.

0.52pm: Pilot came onboard.

1.30pm: Came to with Port anchor in 11.5 fathoms veered to 5.5 Shackles. 1.35pm: Pilot left Ship.

pm: Hands employed preparing Ship for Coaling and as requisite. Hoisted out Picket Boat and First and Second Steam Pinnaces.

[Anchorage Bearings: White Obelisk N40E, Breakwater Red Light (N) N26W, Breakwater Green Light (S) N80.5W]

5.0pm: Gave leave to CPOs and POs until 10.30pm.

[Distance] [Run 283.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 214.0 tons]

[Westerly wind force 6 at 6am and 8am then reducing, noon temperature 82F, sea temperature 84F]


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17 October 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

5.40am: Hands employed preparing Ship for Coaling.

7.55am: Collier SS Hang Sang secured alongside.

8.35am: Commenced Coaling Ship.

11.15am: Discharged 2 Ratings to Hospital.

3.30pm: Discharged Mr Savage Gunner to HMS Fame.

4.20pm: Mr Whitworth, Gunner joined Ship from HMS Fame. Gave leave to men not employed Coaling Ship until 10.30pm.

11.30pm: Stopped Coaling for the Night.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs]

[Heavy rain in early am]


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18 October 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

4.45am: Commenced Coaling Ship.

9.15am: HMS Fame sailed.

Noon: Finished Coaling received (1536) Tons.

1.12pm: Japanese Cruiser Nitaka [probably Niitaka, though an article here suggests she was based in South Africa at this date] sailed.

5.30pm: Landed Sailors Home Patrol.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol; Gave leave to Port Watch until 6.30am.

11.15pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 700lbs]

[Coal Remaining: 174.5 + 1536.0, Total 1710.5 tons]


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19 October 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

5.30am: Hands employed Painting down aloft and cleaning Ship.

6.45am: Sailors Home Patrol returned onboard. Returned 6” Cordite.

8.45am: Hand employed cleaning Ship; Painting Mast and Funnels.

10.0am: Discharged Temporary Surgeon Shearer to HMS City of London.

10.25am: Staff Surgeon Baker and Mr Flynn Boatswain joined Ship from HMS City of London.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am, leave to Boys until 6.30pm.

3.45pm: Port Watch employed taking in Stores.

5.0pm: Watch employed taking in Stores and Provisions and as requisite.

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.0pm: Let fires die out in Second Steam Pinnace; Banked fires in Picket Boat; Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 7]

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


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20 October 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

8.45am: Hands employed Painting Ships side and stowing away Provisions and as requisite.

10.50am: Hoisted in Steam Cutter from HMS City of London.

11.5am: HMAS Psyche arrived.

11.30am: 1 CPO joined ship from HMAS Psyche.

1.0pm: Japanese Cruiser Kshima [probably Battleship Kashima shown here, and here] arrived.

2.0pm: Hands employed Painting Ship, getting in ammunition and as requisite.

3.30pm: Hoisted out Sailing Pinnace and Hoisted in Launch.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 10.30pm.

5.10pm: HMAS Psyche proceeded up Harbour.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 1600 lbs]


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21 October 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

6.0am: HMS Diana sailed.

6.30am: HMAS Psyche came out of Harbour and anchored in the Roads.

9.50am: Japanese Destroyer arrived.

1.0pm: Read Warrant No 310; Discharged 1 Rating to Detention Quarters.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Engine Room ratings of Watch until 10.30pm. 1 Private RMLI sent to Fort Canning for Duty.

2.0pm: Hands employed cleaning Ship and getting in empty Store Cases and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 10.30pm.

5.30pm: Discharged Mr Gearing Boatswain, 1 Corporal RMLI and 1 Sick Berth attendant to HMS City of London to await passage to England.

6.55pm: Escort returned onboard; Rigged Night defence.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 2600 lbs]


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22 October 1916

From Singapore to Hong Kong or at Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning Ship and as requisite. Hoisted in Picket Boat, First Steam Pinnace and Sailing Pinnace.

7.0am: Lit fires in Nos 5 and 6 A, 4 to 9 B and 1 to 9 C Boilers. Returned 6” Cordite.

11.0am: Let fires die out in No 6 A Boiler.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

10.55am: Japanese Destroyer arrived.

[Draught of Water: Forward 27’ 00”, Aft 26’ 00”]

11.0am: 3 Ratings joined Ship from Hospital. Sent affects [effects] of 7 absentees to HMS City of London.

11.45am: Hoisted Flag of C in C [Commander in Chief]; following Ranks and Ratings joined Ship from Fort Canning: Vice Admiral Grant, Commander Forbes, Staff Paymaster Putt, Assistant Paymasters Stewart, Brightman, Vernon, Lieutenant Oldman RNVR, Sub Lieutenant Blood, 1 CPO, 1 Valet, 1 Ordinary Seaman, 5 Privates RMLI, 6 Chinese Domestics.

11.30am: Shortened in.

0.15pm: Hoisted in and Let fires dies out in Second Steam Pinnace.

0.36pm: Weighed and Proceeded Course and Speed as requisite.

1.0 to 1.45pm: Very Heavy Rain.

3.18pm: Horsburgh Light House abeam.

5.0pm: Port Watch employed preparing Ship for Sea [which is odd as she is already at sea].

10.0pm: Altered course N30E allowed 3 degrees for leeway.

10.45pm: Lit fires in Nos 1 and 2 A Boilers.

11.30pm: Put clocks on 8 minutes.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 420 lbs]

[Rain on and off during pm, north westerly wind force 5 or 5-6 from 10pm, noon temperature 85F, sea temperature 86F]


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23 October 1916

From Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 5.5, Long 107.0

0.10am: Pulo Manki [Pulau Mangkai, Anambas Islands] Light abeam 8 miles.

0.20am: Spoke SS Jiansvaal [possibly Transvaal, listed here] (Danish) Vladivostock to Copenhagen.

2.0am: Put Clocks on 8 minutes.

2.45am: Pulo Manki Light dipped.

4.5am: Wind and Sea increasing.

4.32am: Put Clocks on 8 minutes.

9.30am: Turrets crews at Divisional Drill; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Remainder employed as requisite.

9.35pm: Spoke SS Novara bound South.

[Course and Distance made good: 327 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Hong Kong Light House N24E 1133 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Wind north westerly increasing from force 3 to force 7 in am, west or south westerly gradually decreasing from force 7 to force 5 in pm, sea state rough or very rough from 8am onwards, rain on and off all day, noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 82F]


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24 October 1916

From Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 10.0, Long 110.0

2.30am: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

Noon: Lit fires in Nos 3 and 4 A Boilers.

1.45pm: Let fires die out in Nos 5 and 8 B Boilers.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 311.

10.8pm: Courses as requisite to close Steamer.

10.32pm: Stopped. 10.40pm: Boarded SS Chengtu (British) in Lat 12 20.5 N, Long 111 13.5 E (Bangkok to Swatow); Removed Swatow Mails; and allowed her to Proceed.

11.25pm: Proceeded Course N26E (Magnetic) 96 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: N32E 327 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Wind and sea quieter today, rain on and off for much of the day]


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25 October 1916

From Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 15.2, Long 112.9

2.0am: Put clocks on 11 minutes.

9.5am: Lit fires in No 6 A and Let fires die out in Nos 1 and 3 B Boilers.

0.30pm: Let fires die out in Nos 4, 6, 7, 9 B Boilers.

4.0pm: Altered course N5E (Magnetic). Quarters. Read Warrant No 312.

9.0pm: Let fires die out in Nos 4 and 7 C Boilers.

[Course and Distance made good: N29E 355 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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26 October 1916

From Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 19.3, Long 113.5

3.0am: Put Clocks on 3 minutes.

Noon: Set course N15E allowed 5 degrees for leeway.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Altered course N12E allowed 6 degrees for leeway.

4.10pm: Hauled in Patent Log to clear it. 4.13pm: Streamed Patent Log.

[Course and Distance made good: 252 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Gap Rock N10E 152 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[ENE wind force 5 then force 6 all day, sea state very rough from noon onwards. Showers in am, mist in early pm, noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 82F]


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27 October 1916

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

1.30am: Reduced to 64 revs; Gap Rock [now Wenwei Zhou] Light bearing N42E 21 miles.

3.0am: Altered course N50E (Magnetic); Put clocks on 10 minutes.

3.30am: Gap Rock Light N80E 10.5 miles.

4.30am: Gap Rock Light abeam to Starboard 5.5 miles.

5.18am: Sighted Waglan Light N52E.

6.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

10.9am: Stopped. 10.20am: Made fast to Flagship Buoy.

10.20am: Let fires die out in Nos 1 to 6 A and 5, 8, 9 C [Boilers].

10.25am: Commodore visited ship; Vice Admiral Grant and Staff Transferred to HMS Tamar; Hands employed preparing Ship for Coaling.

11.20am: Commenced Coaling Ship.

1.10pm: Discharged 3 Signal Rating to HMS Tamar (Lent).

1.50pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

2.0pm: Hands employed getting out empty Drums and Store Cases and as requisite.

5.50pm: Discharged 4 Privates RMLI to HMS Tamar for Duty with Admiral and Staff; Gave leave to CPOs until 10.30pm.

7.45pm: Finished Coaling received (1025) Tons.

11.15pm: Banked fires in Picket Boat.

[Distance run through the Water: 224.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 1300 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 695.0 + 1025.0, Total 1720.0 tons]

[Misty in early am, noon temperature 76F]


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28 October 1916

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.45am: Tugs secured alongside.

8.54am: Slipped Buoy and Proceeded.

9.25am: Slipped Tugs. 9.35am: Moored alongside Sea Wall in Basin.

10.30am: Landed Marine Guard of Honour.

1.0pm: Marine Guard returned onboard.

3.15pm: Banked fires and shut off in No 3 C Boiler.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 7.0am.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 700 lbs]


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29 October 1916

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.30am: Divisions; Landed Church parties (44) RCs [Roman Catholics], (29) Wesleyans, (10) Presbyterians, (3) Baptists and (3) Congregationists.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

10.35am: Church Parties returned onboard.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 7.0am. Boys until 7.0pm.

3.0pm: Russian Cruiser sailed

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.45pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs]


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30 October 1916

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.45am: HMS Virago arrived.

8.45am: Hands employed returning and Drawing Carpenters Stores; Gunners party getting out ammunition; Boatswains Party getting down Yards; Torpedo Training Class at Instructions; Ordinary Seamen at Boat pulling Instructions; Remainder employed Painting Ship and as requisite.

11.0am: Discharged 8 Ratings to Hospital

1.30pm: Gave leave to Boys until 7.0pm.

2.0pm: Hands employed Painting Heads; Boatswains party getting down Yards and Main Topmast; Gunners party getting out ammunition; Ordinary Seamen at Boat pulling Instructions.

4.15pm: Clean Arms.

5.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 7.0am.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

11.30pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs]


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31 October 1916

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.45am: Hands employed Torpedo Training Class at Instructions; Ordinary Seamen at Boat pulling Instructions; Boatswains party employed getting down Main Topmast; Remainder employed Painting Heads and as requisite.

10.40am: Discharged 3 ratings to Hospital.

0.45pm: Paid Monthly Money.

2.0pm: Hands employed Torpedo Training Class at Instructions; Ordinary Seamen at Boat Pulling Instructions; Boatswains Party employed refitting Main Topmast; Remainder employed Painting Ship and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 7.0am on Thursday [on this Tuesday]. Gave leave to First part of Port Watch until 11.0pm.

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

Midnight: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 710 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs]


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for November 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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1 November 1916

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.20am: Worked Main Derrick hoisted out First Steam Pinnace’s Boiler.

8.40am: Hands employed scraping Main Topmast; cleaning out Fore provision Room; Painting Boats and as requisite.

9.0am: Gave leave to Boys until 7.0pm.

11.30am: Chinese Cruiser Kia Chou [possibly Hai Chou, listed here] arrived.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Second part of Port Watch until 11.0pm.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

11.40pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 700 lbs]


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2 November 1916

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.20am: HMS Venus arrived.

8.40am: Slipped Berth with Tugs.

9.15am: Cast off Tugs. 9.20am: Secured alongside Sea Wall of Basin.

10.20am: Hands employed returning and drawing Carpenters Stores; Boatswains party refitting Main Topmast; getting in Provisions; Scraping Main Topmast and as requisite.

0.15pm: HMS Newcastle arrived and secured to No 3 Buoy.

2.0pm: HMS Newcastle slipped Buoy and Secured alongside in Basin.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 7.0am Saturday [on this Thursday]. Gave leave to Second part of Starboard Watch until 11.0pm.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs]


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3 November 1916

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.15am: Landed Roman Catholics Church party.

8.15am: Hands employed Refitting and Scraping Main Topmast; Getting out ammunition; Painting Boats and as requisite.

10.45am: HMS Whiting Sailed.

1.30pm: Chinese Cruiser Kia Chou sailed.

1.40pm: HMAS Swan arrived.

4.45pm: HMAS Esturias arrived. Second part Starboard Watch employed getting in Ammunition; Gave leave to First part of Starboard Watch until 11.0pm.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 710 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs]


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4 November 1916

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

0.10am: Patrol returned onboard.

7.0am: HMS Whiting arrived.

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning Ship throughout; Worked Main Derrick hoisted out Battle practise Target; Painting Main Topmast.

2.5pm: 2 Ratings joined Ship from Hospital.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 7.0am. Hoisted in First Steam Pinnace’s Boiler.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

6.0pm: Gave leave to First part of Port Watch until 11.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs]


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5 November 1916

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

0.15am: Patrol returned onboard.

7.10am: HMS Whiting arrived.

9.30am: Divisions; Landed Church parties RCs (48), Wesleyans (24), Presbyterians (11), Baptist (3), Congregationalist (4).

10.0am: Held Divine Service.

11.25am: RCs returned onboard.

11.25am: Tugs secured alongside. 11.30am: Proceeded into Dry Dock.

Noon: Entered Dock.

0.30pm: Church parties returned onboard.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 7.0am and leave to Boys until 7.0pm. Starboard Watch employed rigging Stageing and as requisite.

5.25pm: Starboard Watch employed rigging Stages.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

6.0pm: Gave leave to Second part Starboard Watch until 11.0pm.

11.50pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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6 November 1916

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

[In Dry Dock]

8.40am: Hands employed Painting Mess deck and Boats; Surveying Cable; Drawing Gunners, Carpenters and Boatswains Stores; Gunnery Training Classes at Instructions; remainder employed as requisite.

10.30am: Discharged 1 rating to Hospital.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Boys until 7.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters; Read Warrant No 312.

4.35pm: Second Sub of Port Watch employed cleaning out Cable Lockers. Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 7.0am and leave to Second part of Port watch until 11.0pm.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

11.55pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs]


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7 November 1916

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

[In Dry Dock]

8.5am: Hands employed Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes at Instructions; Cable party getting in Bower Cables; Boatswains party Fitting Main Yard; Painting upper deck and Boats and as requisite.

3.0pm: 1 Rating joined Ship from HMS Venus.

4.0pm: Quarters; Read Warrant No 314.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 7.0am; Starboard Watch employed unrigging Stages.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

7.15pm: Gave leave to First part of Starboard Watch until 11.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 700 lbs, Vegetables 4200 lbs]


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8 November 1916

From Hong Kong to Mirs Bay

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

0.10am: Patrol returned onboard.

7.45am: Hands employed preparing Ship for leaving Dock.

8.0am: Proceeded out of Dock. 8.5am: Tugs secured alongside.

8.30am: Secured to Triumph Buoy; Cast off Tugs.

8.45am: HMS Venus sailed.

9.10am: Lit fires in Nos 1 to 6 A Boilers and 4 to 9 B Boilers.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 9”, Aft 25’ 9”]

1.30pm: Hands employed preparing Ship for Sea and as requisite.

1.40pm: Hoisted in and let fires die out in Picket Boat.

2.0pm: Slipped Buoy and Proceeded Course as requisite for leaving Harbour 45 revs.

4.10pm: East Ninepin [Island] bore S20W, altered course N17E (Magnetic).

5.48pm: Stopped; Came to with Port anchor veered to 6 Shackles in 7 fathoms.

6.55pm: Rigged Night Defence.

[Anchorage Bearings: Albion Point N40W, North Point of Ping Chau S73.5W, South East Point of Ping Chau S22W]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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9 November 1916

At Mirs Bay

Lat 22.6, Long 114.4 [Estimated from information in log]

4.45am: Lit fires in First Steam Pinnace.

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning Ship and as requisite. Hoisted out First Steam Pinnace.

8.50am: Laid out Kedge anchor astern. 8.55am: Dropped Target.

9.30am: 6” Guns Crews Carried out 1” aiming Practice at Towing Target; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Remainder employed cleaning Fore Hold and as requisite.

1.30pm: 6” Guns Crews at 1” Aiming Practice at Towing Target; Remainder Make and Mend Clothes.

3.30pm: Weighed and replaced Kedge anchor; Hoisted in First Steam Pinnace and Let fires die out.

4.5pm: Hoisted in Target and Preparing Ship for Sea.

5.10pm: Received Mails and Provisions from HMS Virago.

[Distance] [Run 33.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 740 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs]


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10 November 1916

From Mirs Bay to Amoy [now Xiamen]

Lat 22.5, Long 115.4

5.15am: Weighed and Proceeded Course S6E (Magnetic) 64 revs.

5.50am: Shek Ngau Chau abeam to Starboard.

7.20am: Sighted Steamer on Starboard Quarter.

11.27am: Sighted Chilang Rock Light House bearing N56E (Magnetic).

Noon: Altered course N75E (Compass) to allow 2 degrees for leeway.

1.09pm: Chilang Rock Light House abeam 6 miles.

3.24pm: Altered course as requisite to intercept Steamer.

4.0pm: Boarded SS Haitau (French) in Lat 22 34 N, Long 115 58 E (Swatou to Hoi Hau) Took Mails off her and allowed her to proceed (General Cargo).

4.29pm: Proceeded Course N68E (Magnetic) 64 revs.

6.0pm: Spoke SS Empress of Japan; Bound SW.

8.47pm: Breaker Point Light abeam N22W (Magnetic) 10 miles.

10.30pm: Light reported from Fore Top on Port beam presumably Cape Good Hope.

[Distance] [Run 93 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Northerly wind force 5 in late am and late pm, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 76F]


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11 November 1916

From Mirs Bay to Amoy

Lat 24.1, Long 118.3

1.46am: High Lamock [now Nanpang Island] Light abeam N22W 13 miles.

6.15am: Sighted SE Brother Island N39W.

0.17pm: Chapel Island [now Dongding Island] abeam 1.75 miles.

3.12pm: Boarded SS Taming (British) in Lat 24 18 N, Long 118 13 E (General Cargo) (Amoy to Manila) Took off Mails from Amoy and allowed her to proceed.

4.0pm: Proceeded S34E (Magnetic) 64 revs.

4.15pm: Altered course South (Magnetic) 3 degrees allowed for leeway.

4.50pm: Chapel Island abeam 2 miles, altered course S26W (Magnetic).

[Distance] [Run 206.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[North easterly wind force 5 to 8 in am, force 4-5 to 7 in pm, sea state mostly rough or very rough all day, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 70F]


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12 November 1916

From Amoy to Mirs Bay

Lat 22.4, Long 115.2

1.2am: High Lamock Island Light abeam 7 miles.

2.42am: Observed Good Hope Cape Light N39W.

3.49am: Observed Breaker Point Light bearing N81W.

5.4am: Breaker Point Light abeam to Starboard 10 miles.

8.50am: Sighted Chilang Light House N65W (Magnetic).

10.0am: Chilang Light House abeam to Starboard 9.5 miles.

10.20am: Held Divine Service.

2.28pm: Small Island abeam; altered course N65W.

3.20pm: Courses as requisite for entering Harbour.

4.40pm: Stopped. 4.44pm: Came to with Port anchor veered to 4 shackles in 7 fathoms; in Long Harbour Mirs Bay.

[Anchorage Bearings: Talbot Point N67E, Scott Point N1W, Sharp Peak N53W]

4.50pm: Banked fires in Nos 4 to 9 B Boilers.

[Distance] [Run 246.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[North easterly wind force 5 in am, reducing in pm, noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 72F]


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13 November 1916

At Mirs Bay

Lat 22.5, Long 114.5

[Draught of Water: Forward 25’ 7”, Aft 25’ 6”]

6.10am: HMS Venus Proceeded out of Harbour.

7.42am: Weighed and Proceeded Courses as requisite for leaving anchorage, 62 revs.

11.0am: Stopped. 11.40am: Proceeded Course as requisite 30 revs.

0.31pm: Stopped.

1.10pm: Proceeded Courses as requisite 68 revs; Commenced 6” Sub Calibre firing at Towing Target.

2.27pm: Finished firing Courses as requisite to Tolo Harbour.

3.40pm: Stopped; came to with Port anchor veered to 4 Shackles in 6.75 fathoms; in Tolo Harbour; Quarters.

3.45pm; Banked fires in Nos 4 to 9 B Boilers.

4.10pm: Torpedo Boat 036 arrived.

4.30pm: TB 036 Sailed.

4.45pm: HMS Whiting arrived.

5.30pm: HMS Venus arrived.

5.40pm: HMS Whiting Sailed.

6.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to HMS Venus for Hospital.

7.0pm: Rigged Night defence; Exercise burn Searchlights.

[Distance] [Run 57.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1050 lbs, Vegetables 2700 lbs]


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14 November 1916

From Mirs Bay to Swatou Patrol or at Mirs Bay

Lat 22.5, Long 114.4 [estimated from information in log]

6.50am: Read Warrant No 315; Discharged 1 Prisoner to HMS Venus for Detention Quarters.

8.31am: Weighed and proceeded Courses as requisite for leaving Tolo Harbour 62 revs.

9.54am: Commenced Firing carrying out Battle Practice with 6” Guns (Half Charges) at Towing Target.

10.13am: Stopped. 10.21am: Proceeded. 10.23am: Commenced firing Second run.

10.47am: Stopped; Finished Firing.

11.0am: Proceeded Course as requisite for anchorage.

Noon: Stopped; 0.3pm: Came to with Port anchor veered to 4 shackles in 10 fathoms.

[Anchorage Bearings: Gau Tau Island [now Shek Ngau Chau] S63W, Hak ngam kok [?] S21E, Nam O [?] Custom House N15E]

2.15pm: Weighed and Proceeded Course S10E 62 revs.

11.5pm: Chilang Point Light abeam 8 miles; altered course N72E.

[Distance] [Run 61.5 miles]

[North easterly wind force 7 in late pm, with sea state very rough, noon temperature 71F, sea temperature 74F]


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15 November 1916

From Mirs Bay to Swatou [now Shantou] Patrol

Lat 23.2, Long 116.9

3.0am: Commenced Sounding every 10 minutes with Tubes.

4.0am: Stopped Sounding.

5.14am: Sighted Breaker Point Light bearing N41E (Magnetic).

0.18pm: Good Hope Cape abeam 4.5 miles.

1.37pm: Stopped. 1.42pm: Came to with Port anchor veered to 5 Shackles in 7 fathoms off Namoa Island [now Nan’ao Island, off Shantou]

[Anchorage Bearings off Swatou: 257 Pagoda N73W, Clipper Point N22W, Namoa Peak N57E, Crab Island Summit N81E]

[Distance] [Run 150.9 miles]

[North easterly wind force 7 or 8 in am with sea state rough, wind force 4 or 5 in pm, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 70F]


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16 November 1916

From Swatou to Amoy Patrol

Lat 23.6, Long 117.6

1.0am: After midnight Wind backed to NNW.

6.10am: Weighed and Proceeded Course SE (Magnetic) 62 revs.

8.30am: Altered course N61E; Commenced Sounding every 5 minutes.

9.9am: Lamock Light House abeam to Starboard 1.5 miles.

9.30am: Altered course N50E (Magnetic); Stopped Sounding.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

6.28pm: Chapel Island [now Dongding Island] Light abeam 2 miles; altered course North 5 degrees allowed for leeway.

7.25pm: Courses as requisite for Anchoring.

8.7pm: Stopped. 8.13pm: Came to with Port anchor veered to 5 Shackles in 9.5 fathoms.

[Anchorage Bearings: Tsing Siu Island Light N81W, Tai-tan Island Light N57.5W, Quemoy Island Pagoda N43.5E, Done Rock S60.5W]

[Distance] [Run 62.75 miles]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 5 for most of am, force 6 to 8 in pm, with sea state mostly rough, noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 69F]


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17 November 1916

From Amoy to Swatou Patrol

Lat 23.5, Long 117.5

4.15am: Boarded SS Hai-Hong (British) in Lat 24 20 N, Long 118 14 E (Swatou to Amoy) (General Cargo), allowed her to proceed.

5.42am: Weighed and Proceeded 64 revs. 5.49am: Course S34W.

6.1am: Stopped; Hoisted Sea boat. 6.07am: Proceeded Course S39E 62 revs.

7.5am: Altered course S40W Chapel Island Light House abeam to Starboard 1.5 miles; Hands at Physical drill.

9.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Turrets Crews and Supply Party at Divisional drill; Remainder employed cleaning Ship and as requisite.

1.53pm: Lamocks Light House abeam to Port 1.75 miles.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 316.

6.45pm: Commenced Sounding every 10 minutes without Tubes.

7.42pm: SS Hong Moh (British) Swatou to Singapore.

[Distance] [Run 131.25 miles]

[North easterly wind force 6 for most of am, with sea state rough, easterly wind force 4 or 5 all pm, noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 67F]


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18 November 1916

On Swatou Patrol

Lat 23.0, Long 116.6

10.27am: Altered course West to intercept Steamer.

11.0am: Spoke SS Haliotis (Dutch) from Hong-Kong. Reduced to 45 revs Course S45W (Magnetic).

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 317.

7.20pm: Courses as requisite for Boarding SS Haldis.

10.30pm: Stopped. 11.0pm: Boarded SS Haldis (Norwegian) in Lat 23 21.5 N, Long 116 58.5E (Swatou To Bangkok) Took 3 bags of Mails from her and allowed her to proceed (General Cargo).

11.55pm: Proceeded 45 revs, Course S56W (Magnetic).

[Distance] [Run 185.2 miles]


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19 November 1916

On Swatou Patrol

Lat 23.1, Long 116.8

1.13am: Good Hope Cape Light abeam 5 miles; altered course S40W (Magnetic).

6.30am: Altered course S40W (Magnetic); Cape Good Hope abeam to Port 8.2 miles. Returned 6” Cordite.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

3.40pm: Altered course West to intercept Steamer.

3.58pm: Stopped. 4.0pm: Boarded SS Drufar [number 51 here] (Norwegian) in Lat 23 03 N, Long 116 48 E (Bangkok to Swatou) Took 3 Bags of Mails and 8 Letters from her and allowed her to proceed (General Cargo). Course and speed as requisite whilst Boarding.

4.45pm: Proceeded Course S36W 45 revs.

5.32pm: Stopped. 6.13pm: Proceeded 45 revs S30W.

[Distance] [Run 163.5 miles]

[North easterly wind increasing in pm, up to force 6 at midnight with sea state rough]


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20 November 1916

From Amoy to Swatou

Lat 23.1, Long 116.8

9.10am: Exercised Small Arm Companies.

10.35am: Turrets Crews and Supply parties at Divisional drill; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Remainder employed as requisite.

4.10pm: Altered course to West to intercept Steamer.

4.20pm: Spoke SS Drufar (Norwegian) Swatou To Hong Kong.

5.20pm: Spoke SS Hai hau (British) Swatou To Hong Kong.

5.30pm: Good Hope Cape bearing N26W 3.5 miles.

[Distance] [Run 144.0 miles]

[ENE wind force 4 or 5 in am, force 6 or 7 in pm, with sea state rough, noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 68F]


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21 November 1916

From Swatou to Hong Kong

Lat 23.2, Long 116.9

3.15am: Courses as requisite for intercepting Steamer.

4.08am: Increased to 64 revs (Stranger following).

5.11am: Stopped. 5.30am: Boarded SS Hai-Hong (Amoy To Swatou) (British) in Lat 23 21 N, Long 116 38 E. Took 12 Bags and 4 Baskets of Mails from her and allowed her to proceed.

6.30am: Proceeded 45 revs Course S60W. 6.50am: Stopped.

9.13am: Proceeded N75E 45 revs; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; A Group at Divisional drill; Marines at Infantry drill; Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

9.40am: Stopped.

3.45pm: Proceeded Course N66E (Magnetic) 45 revs (to regain Position).

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 317.

5.8pm: Stopped.

6.45pm: Proceeded 66 revs Course S33W.

9.44pm: Breaker Point Light abeam 8 miles; altered course S72W (Magnetic).

[Distance] [Run 119.3 miles]

[ENE wind force 6 to 7 in pm, with sea state rough, noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 68F]


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22 November 1916

From Swatou to Hong Kong or at Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

0.45am: Sighted Chilong Light bearing N85W (Magnetic).

2.02am: Chilong Light abeam to Starboard 6.75 miles.

5.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat, First and Second Steam Pinnaces.

5.40am: Hands employed preparing Ship for Coaling.

6.0am: Sighted Waglan Light bearing S79W (Magnetic).

7.45am: Courses as requisite for entering Hong Kong Harbour.

8.35am: Stopped. 8.45am: Secured to No 4 Buoy.

9.20am: HMS Virago Sailed.

9.30am: HMS Fantone [Fantome] sailed; 3 Ratings joined Ship from Hospital.

11.45am: Coal Lighters secured alongside. 11.55am: Commenced Coaling Ship. Hoisted out Picket Boat, First and Second Steam Pinnaces.

1.15pm: HMS Fantone [sic] arrived.

3.55pm: HMS Fantone Sailed.

4.40pm: Discharged 1 Corporal and 4 Privates RMLI to Hospital for Duty; Gave leave to CPOs until 7.0am.

7.0pm and 10.0pm: Coaling Ship.

[Distance] [Run 181.0 miles]

[Coal remaining: 769.0 + 950.0, Total 1719.0 tons]


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23 November 1916

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

0.30am: Finished Coaling received (950) tons.

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning Ship throughout.

9.30am: Lighters secured alongside; Gunners Party employed getting out empties.

3.30pm: Hoisted out Sailing Pinnace.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 7.0am.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.25pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Vegetable 1400 lbs]


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24 November 1916

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.0am: Painting Funnels and Blacking down aloft.

9.0am: HMS Virago and Submarine C7 Sailed.

pm: Sent Breech Mechanism of all Guns to Gun Mounting Store for repairs.

1.15pm: Hands employed Painting Ship; Ordinary Seamen and Boys at Boat Pulling Instructions; Remainder returning and Drawing Gunners (T) Stores and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard watch until 7.0am.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.0pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 710 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]


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25 November 1916

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.30am: HMS Alacrity and HMAS Swan came out of Dock.

1.15pm: Hands employed Painting Ships Side, cleaning Ship and as requisite.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch of Stokers until 7.0am.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 7.0am.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.45pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 700 lbs]


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26 November 1916

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.20am: Landed Church Parties RCs [Roman Catholics] (50), Wesleyans (23), Presbeterians [Presbyterians] (6), Baptist (2), Congregationist (5).

10.30pm: Held Divine Service.

11.50am: Church parties returned onboard.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 7.0am.

6.30pm: 1 Private RMLI joined Ship from SS Nankin [listed here].

7.20pm: Landed Patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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27 November 1916

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.10am: Hands employed Ordinary Seamen at Boat pulling Instructions; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Boatswains and Carpenters parties returning and drawing Stores; Gunners party employed getting out ammunition.

11.15: Russian Auxiliary Cruiser Orel [probably Oriol, listed here under Non-protected and auxiliary cruisers] arrived.

3.26pm: HMAS Fantone [Fantome] arrived.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 7.0am.

5.30pm: American Gunboat Panpanga [Pampanga] arrived.

6.50pm: 1 Corporal and 4 Privates RMLI rejoined Ship from Duty at Hospital.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs]


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28 November 1916

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.15am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Ordinary Seamen at Boat pulling Instructions; Carpenters and Boatswains parties employed drawing Stores; Remainder employed as requisite.

11.0am: Hoisted in Battle Practice Target.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 7.0am.

5.0pm: 1 Rating joined ship from HMS Tamar.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.15pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 694 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]


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29 November 1916

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.5am: Boatswains and Gunners parties employed drawing Stores.

8.5am: HMS Whiting arrived; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Ordinary Seaman at Boat pulling Instructions; Remainder of hands employed Provisioning Ship and as requisite.

11.45am: Dockyard parties returned onboard.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 7.0am.

4.35pm: Starboard Watch employed getting in and stowing away Stores.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.15pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 600 lbs]


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30 November 1916

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.0am: HMS Whiting arrived; Lit fires in First Steam Pinnace.

9.0am: Divisions and Prayers; Landed Signal Rating for exercises; Gunnery Training Class landed for Drill.

9.10am: Clean arms; Carpenters party employed drawing Stores.

10.10am: HMS Fantone [Fantome] sailed.

11.0am: Discharged 1 rating to Hospital.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard until 7.0am.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.0pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 340 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs]

[Noon temperature 58F]


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for December 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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1 December 1916

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.45am: Gunnery Training Classes Landed for drill.

9.10am: Hands employed Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instruction; Ordinary Seamen at Boat pulling Instruction; Remainder employed as requisite.

10.0am: Discharged Mr Rock, Warrant Steward, to SS Malta for passage to England; Training Classes returned on board.

0.40pm: Paid Monthly Money.

2.40pm: HMS Diana arrived.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 7.0am.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol. Let fires die out in First Steam Pinnace.

11.15pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 680 lbs, Vegetables 1400 lbs]


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2 December 1916

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.0am: HMS Virago arrived.

2.30pm: 1 Rating joined Ship from Hospital for passage to HMS Venus.

3.30pm: Breech Mechanism of all Guns returned from Gun Mounting Store.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 7.0am.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol; Let fires die out in First Steam Pinnace.

8.10pm: Gave leave to Second part of Port Watch.

11.15pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 340 lbs, Vegetables 200 lbs]


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3 December 1916

At Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.40am: Hoisted out Launch.

8.50am: Divisions; Landed Church parties RCs (51), Wesleyans (25). Presbyterians (13), Congregationalist (3).

9.0am: Landed Church of England party for Divine Service onboard HMS Tamar.

11.15am: Church parties returned onboard.

11.45am: Hoisted in Launch.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 7.0am, leave for Boys until 7.0pm.

2.45pm: 1 Rating joined Ship from Hospital.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.0pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 1000 lbs]


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4 December 1916

From Hong Kong to Saigon [now Ho Chi Minh City]

Lat 22.3, Long 114.3

6.30am: Lit fires in Nos 1 to 4 A and 1 to 9 C Boilers. Lit fires in First Steam Pinnace.

10.0am: Let fires die out in and Hoisted in Picket Boat, First and Second Steam Pinnaces.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 9”, Aft 25’ 10”]

10.45am: Hoisted C in Cs [Commander in Chief’s] Flag, Vice Admiral WL Grant and Staff joined Ship.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 9”, Aft 25’ 10”]

11.10am: Slipped Buoy and Proceeded Course and Speed as requisite for leaving Harbour.

0.30pm: Set course S40W (Magnetic).

1.40pm: Sighted Gap Rock Light House bearing S30W (Magnetic).

2.0pm: Streamed Patent Log and Commenced Sounding every 10 minutes.

2.40pm: Stopped Sounding.

11.15pm: Put Clocks back 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 6.6 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1080 lbs, Vegetables 4100 lbs]

[North easterly wind force 4 in pm, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 68F]


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5 December 1916

From Hong Kong to Saigon

Lat 17.2, Long 111.3

3.10am: Put Clocks back 5 minutes.

4.35am: Put Clocks back 10 minutes.

9.10am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Course at Instructions; Marines at Infantry and Maxim Gun drill; Remainder as requisite.

3.15pm: Bandsmen at Physical drill.

[Distance] [Various 351 miles]

[Wind north easterly until late pm, then north westerly, force 4 or 5 all day, with sea state becoming rough, rain and drizzle all pm, noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 78F]


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6 December 1916

From Hong Kong to Saigon

Lat 11.4, Long 109.6

9.15am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions. B Group at Loader drill. Remainder as requisite.

11.20am: Y Group at Loader drill.

2.0pm: Altered course S25W; Reduced 56 revs; Commenced Sounding every 10 minutes.

2.30pm: Cape Padaran [Mui Dinh] Light House abeam.

6.15pm: Altered course S75W (Magnetic); Sounding every 5 minutes;

9.54pm: Courses Various; Spoke SS Manapouri (Saigon to Hong Kong) in Lat 10 38 N, Long 108 12 E.

11.10pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

11.20pm: Stopped Sounding.

[Course and Distance made good: S16.5W 363 miles]

[North westerly wind force 5 in am, with sea state rough, north easterly wind force 4 for most of pm, noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 77F]


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7 December 1916

From Hong Kong to Saigon

Lat 10.8, Long 106.7

2.0am: Put clocks back 3 minutes.

4.10am: Sighted Cape St James Light 0.5 points on Port bow bearing N50.5W.

4.3am: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

6.58am: French TB [Torpedo Boat] sighted approaching bearing N55W.

8.0am: Stopped; Pilot came onboard.

8.15am: Proceeded 64 revs Courses as requisite for proceeding up Saigon River.

0.32pm: Stopped; Hands employed securing Ship and as requisite.

1.0pm: Moored alongside Wharf.

1.40pm: French Commodore, British Consul and Medical Officer Visited Ship.

1.53pm: Put clocks back 6 minutes.

2.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes; Gave leave to Port Watch until 11pm.

2.45pm: French Generals visited Ship.

[Distance] [Run 243.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Saigon Observatory N79W 1.9 miles]


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8 December 1916

At Saigon

Lat 10.8, Long 106.7

10.15am: Mr Edward Healy, Boatswain, placed under arrest by Order of Captain Walter M Ellerton Royal Navy.

10.30am: Governor General Visited Ship.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 11.0pm.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

[Distance] [Run 2.5 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs]

[Rain during pm; noon temperature 87F]


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9 December 1916

From Saigon to Singapore

Lat 10.8, Long 106.7

9.30am: Lit fires in Nos 1 to 9 B Boilers.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 10”]

11.0am: Hands employed preparing Ship for Sea.

1.45pm: Lit fires in Nos 4 to 9 C Boilers.

1.45pm: Pilot came onboard.

2.0pm: Cast off from Wharf and Proceeded Courses and speed as requisite.

4.10pm: Clean arms.

5.50pm: Stopped landed Pilot. 5.56pm: Proceeded 100 revs.

6.15pm: Cleared Cape St James set Course S5W (Magnetic). Streamed Patent Log.

6.55pm: Rigged Night Defence.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs]


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10 December 1916

From Saigon to Singapore

Lat 6.2, Long 105.6

1.5am: Hauled in Patent Log. Courses and speed as requisite for Boarding.

1.14am: Stopped. 1.30am: Boarded SS Halvard (Norwegian) Swatow To Bangkok, in Lat 8 45 N, Long 106 05 E (General Cargo); Took 4 Bags of Mails and allowed her to proceed.

2.0pm: Proceeded S58W 100 revs.

10.15pm: Performed Divine Service.

[Distance] [Run 340.2 miles]

[North easterly wind force 7 in middle of pm, with sea state very rough, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 80F]


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11 December 1916

From Saigon to Singapore and at Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

6.25am: Pedra Branca Shoal Light abeam to Port 1.75 miles.

9.20am: Pilot came onboard. Proceeded Course and speed as requisite for Keppel Harbour.

10.10am: Secured alongside West Wharf; Hands employed preparing Ship for Coaling; Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions.

[Draught of Water: Forward 24’ 9”, Aft 25’ 1”]

10.50am: Commenced Coaling Ship.

11.0am: 8 Ratings joined Ship from HMS City of London; Vice Admiral WL Grant and Staff left Ship.

0.30pm: Hauled down C in C Flag.

1.15pm: Hands employed getting in Stores and as requisite; Coaling Ship.

2.55pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Hospital.

4.0pm: Finished getting in Stores.

4.30pm: Gave leave to CPOs until 7.0am.

6.20pm: Finished Coaling Ship received (827) Tons.

[Draught of Water: Forward 27’ 0”, Aft 26’ 2”]

[Distance] [Run 314.7 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 871.0 + 827.0, Total 1698.0 tons]

[Rain and showers during am]


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12 December 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.35am: Sent working party to Ordnance Depot for ammunition which had been sent for Quadrennial examination.

8.45am: Worked Main Derrick Hoisted out Motor Boat belonging to HMS City of London; Hands employed cleaning Ship throughout.

9.50am: Staff Paymaster AP Jones joined Ship.

10.40am: Ammunition Lighter secured alongside.

1.15pm: Hands employed getting in ammunition; cleaning Ship and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am.

5.30pm: Landed Sailors Home Patrol

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

7.0pm: 4 Ratings joined ship from Hospital.

11.0pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 6400 lbs]


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13 December 1916

From Singapore to Java Sea or at Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 104.0

Draught of Water: Forward 27’ 0”, Aft 26’ 0”.

6.30am: Sailors Home Patrol returned onboard. Lit fires in Nos 1 to 6 A and 4, 5, 6 B Boilers.

9.10am: Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at instructions; B and X Groups at Loader drill; Remainder employed preparing Ship for Sea and as requisite.

11.5am: Cast off from West Wharf and Proceeded Courses and Speed as requisite for leaving Keppel Harbour.

11.39am: Set course East (Magnetic). 11.54am: Streamed Patent Log.

2.0pm: Horsburgh Light House abeam to Starboard 1.25 miles.

3.15pm: Bandsmen at Physical drill.

4.15pm: Read Warrants Nos 319, 320, 321, 322, 323.

[Distance] [Run 8.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 480 lbs]


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14 December 1916

From Singapore to Java Sea

Lat -1.5, Long 108.4

8.45am: Gunlayers at Deflections Teacher.

9.30am: Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Y Group at Divisional drill; Remainder mustering Bags and as requisite.

11.25am: Hoisted out First Steam Pinnace Boiler.

1.30pm: Serutu Island Light House abeam 2.5 miles.

[Distance] [Run 328.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[North westerly wind force 3 or 4 all day, noon air and sea temperature 84F]


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15 December 1916

From Singapore to Java Sea

Lat -5.9, Long 111.0

6.35am: Heavy Rain Squalls from NW.

1.50pm: Mandelike Light House bore S20W about 13 miles.

3.20pm: Kriman Java [Karimun Jawa] Peak bore N67W (Magnetic) about 28 miles.

5.38am: Kriman Java Peak abeam 14 miles.

[Distance] [Run 326.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Squally wind north westerly all day, force 4 to 8 in am, with sea state very rough to high in middle of day, wind force 6 to 8 in pm, with sea state very rough, rain on and off all day, noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 82F]


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16 December 1916

From Java Sea to Singapore

Lat -2.9, Long 109.3

1.0am: Very Heavy Squall accompanied by Rain.

7.45am: Sighted Discovery Bank Lighthouse N31W (Magnetic) 6 miles.

8.20am: Discovery Bank Light House abeam to Port about 1.5 miles.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 324.

6.10pm: Serutu Light bearing N37W (Magnetic).

7.52pm: Serutu Island Light abeam N38E 4.8 miles.

[Distance] [Run 250.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[WNW wind force 8-9 with rain in early am, north westerly wind force 6 for most of rest of day, sea state rough all day, noon air and sea temperature 83F]


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17 December 1916

From Java Sea to Singapore

Lat -0.1, Long 106.2

10.20am: Held Divine Service.

6.25pm: Let fires die out in Nos 1, 2, 3, 6 A Boilers.

11.35pm: Sighted Horsburgh Light bearing S88W (Magnetic).

[Distance] [Run 262.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[North westerly wind force 4 to 6 during day, noon temperature 83F, sea temperature 82F]


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18 December 1916

From Java Sea to Singapore or at Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

1.45am: Horsburgh Light abeam 1.5 miles.

3.15am: Sighted Fort Canning Light N38W (Magnetic).

5.56am: Stopped. 6.1am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 12.5 fathoms veered to 3 Shackles.

6.15am: Hands employed preparing Ship for Coaling and as requisite; Returned 6” Cordite.

8.0am: Weighed and Proceeded Courses and Speed as requisite for Keppel Harbour.

9.10am: Secured alongside West Wharf.

9.22am: Commenced Coaling Ship.

9.30am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Remainder getting in Stores and Provisions and as requisite.

[Anchorage Bearings: Left extreme of Breakwater N88W, Right extreme of Breakwater N35W, Light on sunken Hulks S71W]

[Draught of Water: Forward 25’ 03”, Aft 25’ 09”]

1.20pm: Rating discharged to Hospital.

2.0pm: Starboard Watch employed getting in Provisions.

3.30pm: Finished taking in Provisions;

4.30pm: Finished Coaling Ship received ([blank]) Tons.

5.0pm: Cast off from Wharf and Proceeded Course and speed as requisite for Man of War anchorage Singapore Roads.

5.50pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor in 11 fathoms veered to 5.5 Shackles; Hoisted out Picket Boat and Second Steam Pinnace; Hands employed cleaning Ship.

8.0pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 6.30am. Landed Patrol.

[Anchorage Bearings: Light on Sunken Hulks S76W, Left extreme of Breakwater N32W, Right extreme of Breakwater N33W]

[Draught of Water: Forward 27’ 0”, Aft 26’ 0”]

11.20pm: Patrol returned onboard. HMS Venus arrived.

[Distance] [Run 164.2 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 2500 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 1145.8 + 576.0, Total 1721.8 tons]


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19 December 1916

At Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

6.0am: Discharged 1 rating to HMS Venus.

8.30am: HMS Venus Proceeded in Keppel Harbour.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Boys until 6.0pm.

2.5pm: HMS City of London sailed.

2.25pm: HMS Fame sailed. Hands employed cleaning Ship and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port watch until 6.30am.

5.0pm: HMS Venus arrived from Keppel Harbour and anchored.

5.15pm: Landed Sailors Home Patrol.

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

9.20pm: 1 Private RMLI joined Ship from Fort Canning.

11.15pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Distance] [Run 2.5 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 460 lbs, Vegetables 1500 lbs]

[Showers in middle of day, noon temperature 84F]


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20 December 1916

From Singapore to Mauritius or at Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

am: Mr Edward Healy Boatswain released from arrest by Order of Captain Walter M Ellerton Royal Navy.

6.0am: Sailors Home Patrol returned onboard.

7.30am: Lit fires in Nos 7, 8, 9 B and 1 to 9 C Boilers.

[Draught of Water: Forward 27’ 00”, Aft 26’ 00”]

10.30am: Let fires die out in Nos 1, 2, 3 B [Boilers].

11.0am: Hands employed preparing Ship for Sea. Hoisted in Second Steam Pinnace.

11.30am: Shortened in.

0.45pm: Hoisted in and let fires die out in Picket Boat.

0.50pm: Weighed and Proceeded Course and speed as requisite.

1.20pm: Commenced Sounding every 10 minutes.

1.40pm: Set Course S65W.

2.15pm: Raffles Light House abeam 0.25 miles, altered course N44W (Magnetic).

2.38pm: Tree Island Beacon abeam to Port 1.5 miles.

3.50pm: Challenged Japanese Destroyer and received Reply.

4.0pm: Passed HMS Fame; Quarters; Challenged HMS City of London.

7.30pm: Pulo Sheilo Light bearing N45E (Magnetic).

7.35pm: Sighted Tanjong Tohor Light bearing N16W (Magnetic).

8.15pm: Tanjong Tohor Light abeam to Starboard 8.5 miles.

10.0pm: Pulo Undan abeam 4.6 miles.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs]


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21 December 1916

From Singapore to Mauritius

Lat 3.8, Long 99.9

0.45pm: Put clocks back 8 minutes.

0.41am: Cape Rachado [now Tanjung Tuan] Light abeam 6.1 miles.

1.0am: Commenced Sounding every 10 minutes.

2.30am: Spoke SS Rumphius; Bound SE.

4.0am: One Fathom Bank Light bore N54W, 20 miles.

4.15am: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

4.45am: Heavy squalls wind and rain.

10.4am: Sighted Pulo Jarak Island N14.5W (Magnetic).

11.55am: Pulo Jarak abeam to starboard 15 miles.

1.30pm: Pulo Benhala abeam 17 miles.

4.0pm: Quarters; Read Warrants Nos 325 and 326.

10.30pm: Sighted Edi Ragut Light bearing S67W (Magnetic).

11.20pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

11.36pm: Sighted Diamond Point Light bearing N77.5W (Magnetic).

[Distance] [Run 297.25 miles]


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22 December 1916

From Singapore to Mauritius

Lat 6.0, Long 95.4

0.44am: Diamond Point Light abeam to port 6.5 miles.

4.30am: Put clocks back 8.5 minutes.

10.7am: Altered course N45W to intercept Steamer.

10.35am: Stopped; Boarded SS Somali P&O [listed here] and took off 4 Bags of Mails for Cornwall.

0.13pm: Proceeded Course West (Magnetic) 80 revs.

1.35pm: Pulo Weh abeam 7 miles altered course S58W (Magnetic).

11.0pm: Put clocks back 8 minutes.

[Distance] [Run 311.5 miles]

[Heavy rain at 6am, dry thereafter, noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 82F]


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23 December 1916

From Singapore to Mauritius

Lat 3.3, Long 91.0

4.20am: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

6.0am: Deviation per Sun Azimuth (Nil).

8.45am: Aired Night clothing.

11.15pm: Put clocks back 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 314.5 miles S57.5W]


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24 December 1916

From Singapore to Mauritius

Lat 0.4, Long 86.6

4.15am: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

9.50am: Lit fires in Nos 4 and 6 A Boilers.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

3.10pm: Let fires die out in Nos 4 and 6 C Boilers.

11.15pm: Put clocks back 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S56.5W 314.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Mauritius 2114.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North westerly wind force 4 in late evening, with showers, noon temperature 86F, sea temperature 85F]


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25 December 1916

From Singapore to Mauritius

Lat -2.3, Long 82.2

5.15am: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

10.10am: Held Divine Service [this being Christmas Day]

2.50pm: Lit fires in Nos 4 and 6 B and Let fires die out in No 8 B [Boilers].

10.38pm: Put clocks back 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S58.5W 303 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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26 December 1916

From Singapore to Mauritius

Lat -5.5, Long 78.1

4.25am: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

9.10am: Rain Squall.

9.32am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Courses at Instructions; Marines at Infantry drill; Remainder employed as requisite.

5.0pm: Compass error 4.25 degrees W.

11.10pm: Put clocks back 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S53W 313 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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27 December 1916

From Singapore to Mauritius

Lat -8.4, Long 73.8

[Another quiet day at sea, all log entries shown here as an example:]

4.15am: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning Ship.

6.30am: Returned 6” Cordite.

7.35am: Hands at Physical drill.

9.0am: Divisions, Prayers.

9.10am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; B and Y Groups at Divisional drill; Remainder employed as requisite.

10.45am: Lit fires in Nos 1, 2, 3 and 5 B Boilers.

0.20pm: Let fires die out in Nos 1, 2, 3 and 5 C Boilers.

2.0pm: Watch employed cleaning Ship and as requisite. Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions.

3.0pm: Lit fires in Nos 1 to 4 A Boilers.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.10pm: Read Warrant No 327.

4.40pm: Let fires die out in Nos 7 and 9 B and 7, 8, 9 C Boilers.

6.45pm: Rigged Night Defence.

11.0pm: Put clocks back 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S55.5W 311 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Easterly wind force 5 in late evening, with showers]


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28 December 1916

From Singapore to Mauritius

Lat -11.4, Long 69.1

4.25am: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

4.0pm: Quarters; Read Warrant No 328.

11.25pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S57W 331 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Rain, heavy at times, during am, then weather fine and ESE wind force 4 for most of pm, noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 82F]


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29 December 1916

From Singapore to Mauritius

Lat -14.5, Long 64.5

4.15am: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

11.0pm: Put clocks back 8.5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S55.5W 326 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[South easterly wind force 3 to 4 in am, force 4 to 5 in pm, noon air and sea temperature 80F]


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30 December 1916

From Singapore to Mauritius

Lat -17.9, Long 60.2

5.0am: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

4.45pm: Hands employed preparing Ship for Coaling.

[Course and Distance made good: S50.5W 325 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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31 December 1916

From Singapore to Mauritius [and at Port Louis, Mauritius]

Lat -20.2, Long 57.5

1.50am: Sighted Flat Island Light bearing S53W (Magnetic).

4.15am: Sighted Cannonier Point Light bearing S39W (Magnetic). Lit fires in Second Steam Pinnace.

5.40am: Hands employed preparing Ship for Coaling.

6.33am: Stopped; Pilot came onboard.

6.44am: Proceeded Course as requisite 64 revs.

7.0am: Stopped; 7.12am: Came to with Port anchor in 7 fathoms veered to 9 shackles and Moored Head and Stern to Buoys; Returned 6” Cordite.

7.30am: Let fires die out in Nos 4 to 9 B Boilers; Hoisted out Second Steam Pinnace and Replaced First Steam Pinnace’s Boiler.

9.38am: Commenced Coaling Ship.

[Moored Head and Stern at Port Louis Mauritius]

[Draught of Water: Forward 24’ 0”, Aft 24’ 9”]

[Anchorage bearings: abeam Starboard Citadel S50.5E, Flag Staff Signal Mast S2.5E, Cassis Church Tower S23W, Quarantine Mark N58.5E]

1.15pm: Ah On - Chinese Domestic - Departed this Life.

8.45pm: Starboard Watch employed Coaling Ship.

11.0pm: Port Watch employed Coaling Ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 194.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for January 1917]

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[Right hand side of cover signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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1 January 1917

From Mauritius to Simons Town or at Mauritius

Lat -20.2, Long 57.5

am: Lost overboard by accident during Coaling operations at Mauritius: Sacks Coal Tarred 2 cwt (Pattern No 3) 16 in number; Shovels Steel Navigators (Pattern No 646b) 11 in number.

3.10am: Finished Coaling Ship, received (725) Tons.

10.45am: Half masted Colours.

10.50am: Landed remains of Ah on [On] for burial.

11.45am: Rehoisted Colours.

0.30pm: Lit fires in Nos 1 to 9 C Boilers.

2.30pm: Hands employed preparing Ship for Sea and as requisite.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 00”, Aft 25’ 01”]

4.0pm: Hoisted in and Let fires die out in Second Steam Pinnace.

4.25pm: Weighed Port anchor and Slipped Buoys and Proceeded Course and Speed as requisite for leaving Port Louis.

5.15pm: Deviation by Light House and Mountain in phi [mean position] 0.25 degrees W.

10.10pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 473 lbs, Vegetables 5176 lbs, Fruit 1400 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 440.0 + 725.0, Total 1165.0 tons]


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2 January 1917

From Mauritius to Simons Town

Lat -23.2, Long 54.3

4.20am: Put clocks back 16 minutes.

9.10am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; A Group at Divisional drill; Remainder employed cleaning out Boats and as requisite.

3.15pm: Bandsmen at Physical drill.

11.10pm: Put clocks back 8 minutes.

[Distance] [Run 257.3 miles]

[Distance of Simons Bay 2031 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North easterly wind force 3 or 4 for most of day, noon air and sea temperature 82F]


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3 January 1917

From Mauritius to Simons Town

Lat -26.6, Long 49.9

4.50am: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

9.10am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; cleaning out Boats, repairing Coal Bags and as requisite.

11.15pm: Put clocks back 11 minutes.

[Distance] [Run 318.5 miles]

[North westerly wind in am, force 5 to 7 with sea state mostly rough and rain in early am. Wind in pm from west, then south then south easterly force 5 or 6 with sea state rough in late pm, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 80F]


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4 January 1917

From Mauritius to Simons Town

Lat -28.0, Long 43.9

4.20am: Put clocks back 12 minutes.

9.30am: Hands employed Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Y Group at Divisional drill and Loader drill; Remainder as requisite.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

11.25pm: Put clocks back 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S75W 328 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind south easterly in am, easterly in pm, force 5 all day, with sea state rough for much of the day]


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5 January 1917

From Mauritius to Simons Town

Lat -29.8, Long 38.1

4.15am: Put clocks back 14 minutes.

9.10am: Exercised General Quarters Starboard Battery; Exercised Collision Stations in Starboard Battery.

9.55am: Secure.

11.15pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S70.75W 326 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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6 January 1917

From Mauritius to Simons Town

Lat -31.8, Long 32.3

5.0am: Put clocks back 14 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S68W 324 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Barometric pressure being recorded hourly all day, falling during am, rising in pm. Wind north easterly force 6 to 7 until 8am, south westerly force 5 to 7 from 4pm. Sea state mostly rough during day, misty in late am, rain in late pm, noon air and sea temperature 80F]


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7 January 1917

From Mauritius to Simons Town

Lat -34.0, Long 26.6

4.5am: Put clocks back 2 minutes.

5.20am: Sighted land on Starboard bow.

8.0am: Altered course WSW (Magnetic) Sighted Great Fish Point Light House WNW.

4.15pm: Cape Recife abeam N15E (Magnetic) 15 miles.

8.16pm: Seal Point Light abeam 7 miles.

[Distance] [Run 318 miles]

[Barometric pressure being recorded every hour in am, rising all day. South westerly wind force 6 to 7 until 10am, with sea state high to very high. Wind and sea decreasing in pm. Rain in early am, showers in early pm, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 68F]


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8 January 1917

From Mauritius to Simons Town

Lat -35.0, Long 22.5

6.0am: Deviation by Sun’s bearing 1 degree W.

2.0pm: Watch employed cleaning Ship; Repairing Coal Bags and as requisite. Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions.

5.30pm: Sighted Cape Agulhas Light House bearing N16W (Magnetic).

8.30pm: Deviation by setting Sun 0.75 degrees W.

10.30pm: Altered course to NNW; Sighted Danger Point Light bearing N20E.

[Distance] [Run 263 miles]


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9 January 1917

From Mauritius to Simons Town [and at Simons Town]

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

0.36am: Danger Point Light abeam N65E (Magnetic).

3.30am: Cape of Good Hope Light bearing N12W (Magnetic).

5.40am: Hands employed preparing Ship for Coaling and as requisite.

6.0am: Course and speed as requisite for entering Harbour.

6.25am: Stopped. 6.30am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 12 fathoms veered to 5 Shackles.

6.40am: Hoisted out Picket Boat.

9.15am: Hands employed preparing Ship for Coaling and as requisite.

[Anchorage Bearings: Admirals FS [Flag Staff] S86W, FS Old Dockyard S72W, Right End West Pier S32W, Left End East Breakwater S28E]

1.30pm: Discharged Staff Surgeon Baker to Hospital.

2.0pm: Landed working Party of 2 POs and 40 Hands to secure Ship alongside.

2.45pm: Weighed and Proceeded Course and speed as requisite.

3.20pm: Let go Starboard anchor and Secured alongside in Basin.

4.30pm: Gave leave to CPOs and POs of Watch until 10.30pm.

[Distance run through the Water: 151.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: 790 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 185.0 tons]

[South easterly wind force 6 to 8 in pm, noon temperature 73F]


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10 January 1917

At Simons Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

5.25am: Commenced Coaling Ship.

am and pm: Hands Coaling Ship.

11.20pm: Finished Coaling Ship; received (1555) Tons.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 1600 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 167.5 + 1555.0, Total 1722.5 tons]


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11 January 1917

At Simons Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

6.30am: 1 PO and 14 Hands at Victualling Yard drawing Provisions.

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning Ship throughout and taking in Provisions.

1.20pm: 1 PO and 14 hands employed drawing Provisions at Victualling Yard.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 9.0pm, CPOs and POs until 10.30pm.

1.35pm: Hands employed Provisioning Ship.

2.15pm: 2 Ratings joined ship from HMS Hyacinth.

4.30pm: Watch employed Stowing Provisions and Rigging Stages for Painting Shipside.

5.0pm: Landed Patrol.

9.30pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 396, Vegetables 800 lbs]


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12 January 1917

At Simons Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

5.40am: Hands employed Painting Ships side and Funnels and as requisite.

8.40am: Hands employed Painting Ship; Boatswains Party returning and drawing Stores.

5.15pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 9.0pm and CPOs and POs until 10.30pm.

5.0pm: Landed Patrol.

7.0pm: Landed Dockyard Patrol.

9.30pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 379 lbs, Vegetables 6780 lbs]


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13 January 1917

At Simons Town,

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

9.20am: Discharged 15 Chinese Domestics for passage to Singapore.

11.30am: Read Warrant No 329.

1.15pm: Hands employed cleaning and Painting Ship and as requisite.

3.10pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 9.0pm, CPOs and POs until 10.30pm.

5.0pm: Landed Patrol.

8.15pm: Landed Dockyard Patrol.

9.30pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetable 1078 lbs]


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14 January 1917

At Simons Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

9.40am: Landed Church parties (47) RCs [Roman Catholics] and (32) Wesleyans.

10.25am: Held Divine Service.

11.5am: Sent Patrol to Cape Town.

Noon: Church parties returned onboard.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch until 9.0pm, CPOs and POs until 10.30pm; leave to Boys until 7.0pm.

2.30pm: 7 Ratings joined Ship from HMS Hyacinth (Simons Town Dockyard) for passage.

5.0pm: Landed Patrol.

5.10pm: Discharged 1 Chinese Domestic to SS Berwendvale [?].

8.0pm: Landed Dockyard Patrol.

9.30pm: Patrol returned onboard.

10.30pm: Part of Cape Town Patrol returned onboard with 5 absentees.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 826 lbs, Vegetables 1025 lbs]


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15 January 1917

At Simons Town to Cape Town and at Simonstown

Lat -34.4, Long 18.5

0.10am: Remainder of Cape Town [patrol] returned onboard with 2 absentees.

4.0am: Lit fires in Nos 1 to 6 A and 1 to 9 C Boilers. 4.45am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

7.0am: Let fires die out in Nos 1, 2, 3 B Boilers.

7.35am: Hands at Physical drill. Discharged 2 Ratings to Hospital.

9.0am: Let fires die out in Nos 4, 6, 7 C.

8.45am: Hoisted in and Let fires die out in Picket Boat.

9.20am: Hands employed preparing Ship for Sea.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 11”, Aft 26’ 0”]

9.30am: Unmoored. 10.0am: Cast off and Weighed Starboard anchor and Proceeded out of Basin.

10.35am: Proceeded 60 revs as requisite.

11.12am: Deviation by 2 Flag Staffs in transit 1 degree E.

1.44pm: Slang Kop Light House abeam to Starboard 5.3 miles; altered course N27E.

3.25pm: Green Point Light House abeam to Starboard 2 miles; altered course S50E (Magnetic).

3.35pm: Stopped; Pilot came onboard. 3.42pm: Proceeded into Harbour.

4.0pm: Entered Harbour. 4.10pm: Secured alongside.

4.20pm: Banked fires in Nos 1 to 6 A and 8, 9 B, Let fires die out in No 5 C [Boiler].

5.10pm: (82) Naval Ratings joined Ship from SS Kenilworth Castle for Passage.

[Distance] [Run 17 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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16 January 1917

From Cape Town to Sierra Leone or at Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

9.0am: Divisions Prayers; Read Warrants Nos 330, 331, 332, 333 and 334.

10.15am: Lit fires in Nos 4, 5, 6, 7 C Boilers.

11.0am: Spread fires in Nos 1 to 6 A and 8 and 9 C Boilers.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 11”, Aft 26’ 03”]

1.15pm: Pilot came onboard; Unmoored. 1.25pm: Proceeded out of Dock with aid of Tug, Course and Speed as requisite.

1.35pm: Stopped; Dropped Pilot and Proceeded 62 revs Course as requisite.

2.0pm: Set course N17W (Magnetic).

2.16pm: Robben Island Light House abeam to Starboard 2.5 miles.

4.41pm: Dassen Island Light abeam 6.5 miles.

9.45pm: Put Clocks back 25 minutes.

10.10pm: Deviation by Star azimuth 0.5 degrees W.

11.0pm: Observed Transport Port Littleton [Port Lyttelton] to be showing a bright light forward.

[Distance] [Run 46.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 446 lbs, Vegetables 2664 lbs]


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17 January 1917

From Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -30.3, Long 15.5

1.20am: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

4.27am: Put clocks back 27 minutes.

5.0am: Deviation per Sun azimuth 0.5 degrees W. Hands employed cleaning Ship. Secured from Night Defence.

7.52am: Altered course N15W to regain position.

8.0am: Resumed original course N4W.

pm: Lost overboard by accident Brushes Paint (2) Patt No (4), (2) Patt No (5).

1.30pm: Read Noon position from Convoy.

4.5pm: Stopped; Received provisions from SS Orsova; Hauled in Patent Log; Read Warrants Nos 335, 336, 337 and 338.

4.35pm: Proceeded 96 revs Course N5W (Magnetic).

8.0pm: Hands to Night Defence Stations.

9.25pm: Reduced to 69 revs; Put clocks back 5 minutes.

[Distance] [Run 263.25 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 462 lbs]

[Noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 72F]


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18 January 1917

From Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -26.2, Long 12.8

0.45am: Lost Sight of Kenilworth Castle.

3.0am: Kenilworth Castle not in sight.

4.10am: Put clocks back 6 minutes.

4.35am: Sighted Kenilworth Castle.

9.30am: Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Y Group at Loader drill; Remainder of Hands employed as requisite.

3.58pm: Sighted smoke on port Quarter (SS Orontes).

4.0pm: Quarters; Read Warrant No 339.

7.15pm: SS Orontes in Station.

11.40pm: Put clocks back 6 minutes.

[Distance] [Run 283.5 miles N30.5W]

[Distance of Sierra Leone 2775 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Southerly wind force 5 for most of day, noon air and sea temperature 68F]


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19 January 1917

From Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -22.4, Long 10.2

4.40am: Put clocks back 6 minutes.

9.10am: Exercised General Quarters. 9.50am: Secure.

10.32am: Stopped (Convoy stopped for the Funeral of the late Sergeant Burgess of SS Medic);

10.39am: Proceeded Course N6W (Magnetic) 69 revs.

11.20pm: Put clocks back 5 minutes.

[Distance] [Run 269 miles N31.5W]


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20 January 1917

From Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -18.4, Long 7.9

3.56pm: Stopped; Receive Provisions from SS Orsova.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 340. 4.15pm: Rigged Night Defence.

7.0pm: Hands to Night defence Stations.

10.5pm: Put clocks back 4 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N29W 275 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 506 lbs]


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21 January 1917

From Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -14.4, Long 5.5

4.15pm: Put clocks back 5 minutes.

9.30pm: Hands to Muster by the Ledger.

10.25pm: Held Divine Service.

3.40pm: Stopped - Received Provisions from SS Orsova.

4.15pm: Proceeded N9W 98 revs.

9.10pm: Put clocks back 5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N30W 275 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 568 lbs]


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22 January 1917

From Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -10.4, Long 3.2

4.15am: Put clocks back 5 minutes.

1.30pm: Reorganising Convoy.

3.0pm: Convoy in Stations.

3.41pm: Stopped; Received Provisions from SS Orsova.

4.3pm: Proceeded 98 revs N13.5W.

11.25pm: Put clocks back 4 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N29W 273 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 556 lbs]

[Noon temperature 82F, sea temperature 78F]


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23 January 1917

From Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -6.6, Long 1.0

5.0am: Put clocks back 5 minutes.

9.0am: Divisions Prayers; Read Warrants Nos 341 and 342.

9.15am: Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; A Group at Divisional and Loader drill; Remainder of Hands employed as requisite.

3.37pm: Stopped; Received provisions from SS Orsova.

7.0pm: Observed SS Kenilworth Castle to be not showing Port bow light.

11.10pm: Put clocks back 6 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 265.5 miles N30W]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 557 lbs]


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24 January 1917

From Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -3.8, Long -2.2

4.0am: Put clocks back 8 minutes.

6.0am: Transports increased speed half a Knot.

3.37pm: Stopped; Received provisions from SS Orsova.

3.55pm: Proceeded Course N34W (Magnetic) 98 revs.

4.0pm: Quarters; Read Warrants Nos 343 and 344.

10.45pm: Put clocks back 6 minutes.

11.50pm: Steamer’s lights in sight to Northward steering to Southward.

[Course and Distance made good: N48.5W 256 miles].

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 545 lbs]


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25 January 1917

From Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -1.3, Long -5.9

4.10am: Put clocks back 7 minutes.

9.10am: Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship Training Classes at Instructions; Y Group at Divisional and Loader drill; Remainder of Hands employed cleaning out Boats and as requisite.

3.37pm: Stopped; Received provisions from SS Orsova.

3.58pm: Proceeded 96 revs to take up Station.

4.34pm: Reduced to 62 revs. Ship in Station.

5.30pm: Deviation by Time azimuth Nil.

8.50pm: Put clocks back 6 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N56W 266 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 554 lbs]

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