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Light Cruiser/ex- 2nd-class protected cruiser, Eclipse-class

Pendant Nos. D.18 (1914), P.58 (9.15), N.34. Launched 5.12.95 Fairfield. 5,600 tons, 373(oa), 350(pp)x53x19ft. TE 9600ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 11-6in, 8-12pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 2.5in deck, 3in guns. Crew: 450. 12th CS 1914-15, China and East Indies stations until 1918. Sold 1.7.20 Castle, Plymouth. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Launched 5/12/95, sold for BU 1/7/20. Remained in the Mediterranean until 1913 and then transferred to 3rd Fleet at Devonport. Joined Cruiser Force 'G' in Channel in August 1914, capturing a German schooner on the 6th. 12th Cruiser Squadron, Channel from February 1915; China Station November 1915-August 1917, then to Red Sea and Indian Ocean until November 1918. Returned to Queenstown and paid off June 1919. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21)

British Isles Bases - Selected Charts

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Chatham, Cromarty Firth, Devonport, Dover, Harwich, Haulbowline, Invergordon, Pembroke, Plymouth, Portland, Portsmouth, Rosyth, Scapa Flow, Sheerness

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Gibraltar, Malta, Aden, Colombo, Singapore, Hong Kong

Notes:

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

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

THE VOYAGES OF HMS DIANA 1915-1919
(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)

LOGS FOR MARCH 1915


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[These pages are cover pages or blank.]


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Meteorological Instruments:

Barometer, Mercury, Negretti & Zambra, 12 ft above sea level

Air temperature Thermometers: screened, forebridge, A8641, A7399


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1 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

12.15am: Hailed guard boat

am: Blue watch at divisional drill, rest as requisite

1.00pm: Paid monthly advance

Number on sick list 2


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2 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

12.15am: Hailed guard boat

2.30am: Hailed patrol boat

2.00pm: Stoker RNR joined ship from depot

Number on sick list 2


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3 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

Number on sick list 2


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4 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

2.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

Number on sick list 3


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5 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

9.00pm: Mustered gun & search light crews

Number on sick list 3


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6 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

Number on sick list 3


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7 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.20am: Hailed patrol boat

3.05am: Hailed guard boat

10.00am: Divine Service

7.30pm: Hailed guard boat

Number on sick list 2


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8 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Exercised ‘Action’

10.30am: White Watch at divisional drill and FX gun crew at 1st Aid

Number on sick list 3


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9 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: Blue Watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

1.00pm: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital and one to “Rowan”

Number on sick list 3


[HMS Rowan, 1493 tons, was built in 1909 by D & W Henderson & Co, Glasgow for the Laird Line. She was requisitioned as an Armed Boarding Vessel then returned to her civilian owners in 1919. She sank in 1921 after a collision in which a number of lives were lost; the exact number varies between accounts.]


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10 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.05am: Coal lighter alongside

8.25am: Commenced coaling

9.45am: Finished coaling, received 210 tons

10.45am: Slipped and went in tow to no 5 wharf

3.00pm: Leave to red watch till 7am

5.00pm: Special leave to 2nd part blue watch till 7am

Number on sick list 2


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11 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: Cleaning ship & drawing stores

pm: Special leave to white watch till 7am

5.00pm: Special leave to 1st part blue watch till 7am

Number on sick list 1


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12 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Slipped & proceeded in tow & secured to no 8 wharf

Provisioning ship & drawing stores

Number on sick list 1


[Local leave rota continues.]


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13 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

9.20pm: Police reported the death of John Johnson, stoker RNR, who was killed by accident in dockyard

Number on sick list 2


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14 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Landed church parties

Divisions, Divine Service

Number on sick list 2


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15 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Landed small arm parties for drill

1.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

Number on sick list 3


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16 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.30am: Exercised training class at small arm drill, remainder as requisite

4.00pm: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital

Number on sick list 3


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17 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.30am: Landed field gun’s crew

9.00am: Landed funeral party to attend funeral of the late John Johnson, stoker RNR

1.30pm: Slipped & proceeded in tow to no 5 wharf

Number on sick list 0


[John Johnson, 1726S, is buried in Plymouth (Ford Park) Cemetery, Grave Reference: General L 11 0.]


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18 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Steam raised in 3 boilers

1.00pm: Ship with fires banked at 2 hours notice

Discharged one rating to hospital

5.00pm: 1 rating joined from depot

Number on sick list 1


[Leave only given to 10pm.]


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19 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.00pm: Discharged O’Callaghan, Paul & Puttock, midshipmen, to “Conqueror”

Discharged 1 rating to “Defiance”

Number on sick list 1


[Leave continues to 10pm only.

HMS Conqueror, 22,000 ton battleship, was launched in 1911 by William Beardmore & Co, Dalmuir. She fought at the Battle of Jutland and was scrapped in 1922.

HMS Defiance was the Naval Torpedo School.]


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20 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 0


[Leave back to 7am.]


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21 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Church parties landed

Divisions. Divine Service

Number on sick list 0


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22 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

4.00pm: Quarters, read warrant no 36

Number on sick list 2


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23 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

6.00am: Preparing ship for docking

7.15am: Slipped & proceeded as requisite in tow

8.00am: Ship docked in no 2 dock

pm: Surveying cable

Number on sick list 0


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24 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

pm: Dismounting guns & surveying cable

4.00pm: Special leave to red watch till 7.30am 26th

Number on sick list 0


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25 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

All day: Dismounting guns & surveying cable

2.00pm: 7 ratings joined from depot

4.00pm: Special leave to white watch till 7.30am 27th

Number on sick list 0


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26 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

All day: Replacing cable

4.00pm: Special leave to blue watch till 7.30am

Number on sick list 2


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27 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.00pm: Special leave to red watch till 7.30am Monday & to blue watch till 8am

Leave to boys till 7pm

Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 2


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28 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Landed church parties

9.30am: Divisions. Divine Service

1.00pm: Special leave to white watch till 7.30am, leave to boys till 7pm

Number on sick list 2


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29 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: Preparing to undock

1.00pm: Commenced flooding dock

3.20pm: Undocked ship & proceeded in tow to & secured to no 6 buoy

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 27

6.00pm: 1 rating joined from depot

Steam in 4 boilers at 4 hours notice

Number on sick list 3


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30 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.45am: Coal lighter alongside

8.20am: Commenced coaling

9.45am: Finished coaling, received 134 tons

Cleaning ship

1.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

Number on sick list 2


[Normal leave rota resumes.]


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31 March 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.45am: Hailed guard boat

All day: Painting ship

3.30pm: 1 rating joined from depot

Number on sick list 1



LOGS FOR APRIL 1915


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[These are blank, cover pages & another list of meteorological instruments.]


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1 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.00pm: Paid quarterly settlement


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2 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Landed church parties [Good Friday]

9.40am: Divisions


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3 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

pm: Make & mend clothes

2.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital


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4 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Landed church parties

10.00am: Divine Service


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5 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

12.15am: Hailed guard boat

am: 4 ratings joined from Depot

Exercised collision stations, boats’ crews at pulling, action

Replaced gear

pm: Make & mend clothes

Special leave to Red watch & 1st part White watch till 7am

Discharged 4 ratings to Depot


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6 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

2.00pm: Hailed guard boat


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7 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: Red watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite


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8 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: Landed small arm companies for drill


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9 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.00am: Provision lighter alongside

9.00am: Divisions, Prayers, read ‘Articles of War’

10.00am: Exercised ‘Action’

10.30am: Secured. Employed provisioning ship & as requisite

pm: Employed stowing provisions & as requisite


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10 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.00am: Hailed guard boat

pm: Make & mend clothes

2.00pm: Mr Kirkwood, Artificer Engineer, joined ship


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11 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Landed church parties

9.30am: Divisions. Divine Service


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12 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

12.30am: Hailed guard boat

4.00am: “Duke of Edinburgh” arrived

am: Exercised: ‘Collision stations’, ‘Out fire engine’, ‘Rigged diving pump’, ‘Prepare to tow’, boat pulling

3 ratings Royal Marine Light Infantry joined from depot, 3 ratings RMLI discharged to depot

2.00pm: Mr PC Deverell, Warrant mechanician joined ship

4.00pm: Quarters, read warrant no 28

Captain Hazelwood RMLI joined ship


[HMS Duke of Edinburgh, 12,790 tons, was launched in 1904 at Pembroke Dockyard. She took part in the Battle of Jutland & was sold in 1920. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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13 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.30am: Landed funeral party

am: Discharged 1 private RMLI & Captain Trew RMLI to Depot

pm: Exercised boats’ crews sailing


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14 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.00am: Hailed guard boat

8.50am: Commenced coaling

9.35am: Finished coaling, received [blank] tons

pm: Cleaning ship

3 ratings joined from Depot


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15 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: Landed small arm companies for drill

pm: Exercised boat sailing


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16 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.00am: Hailed guard boat

9.00am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill, exercised ‘Action’

6.00pm: Discharged 3 ratings to hospital


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17 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Mr Chirwell, carpenter, joined

pm: Make & mend clothes


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18 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

2.00am: Hailed guard boat

9.00am: Landed church parties

9.30am: Divisions, Divine Service


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19 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: Let go & fished up both lifebuoys

Exercised: ‘Out fire engine’, ‘Out collision mat’, ‘Out diving pump’, ‘Close water tight doors’ & boat pulling


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20 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

12.30am: Hailed guard boat

8.30am: Landed marines for drill

9.00am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill. White watch at divisional drill

7.00pm: Rev C Francis, Chaplain, joined


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21 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill, blue watch at divisional drill

pm: Exercised boats away sailing

2.00pm: 1 rating joined from “Defiance”


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22 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.00am: Hailed guard boat

9.00am: Landed small arm companies for route march

pm: Leave to boys till 7pm

Discharged 1 rating to “Defiance”

One rating rejoined from hospital


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23 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill, exercised ‘Action’


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24 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

2.00am: Hailed guard boat

8.30am: Discharged Mr Birtwhistle, Artificer Engineer, to “Victory”

pm: Make & mend clothes

Discharged 1 rating to hospital


[HMS Victory, 3,500 ton 1st rate ship of the line, was launched in 1765 at Chatham Dockyard. She served as Nelson’s Flagship & was still used as a harbour vessel in WW1. She is still the Flagship of the 1st Lord of the Admiralty in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.]


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25 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Landed church parties

9.30am: Divisions. Divine Service


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26 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

2.10am: Hailed guard boat

9.00am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill, exercised ‘Out bower anchor’

pm: Boats’ crews away sailing, remainder as requisite

2.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

4.00pm: Quarters, read warrant no 29


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27 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.00am: Landed marines for drill


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28 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

2.10am: Hailed guard boat

7.00am: Sent 1 diver to Depot for monthly dip

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill, White watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

Discharged 1 bugler to Depot

1 bugler joined from Depot


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29 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Landed small arm companies for route march


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30 April 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill, exercised ‘Action’



LOGS FOR MAY 1915


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[These are cover pages, blank, then a list of meteorological instruments.]


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1 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

11.25am: Paid monthly advance

1.00pm: Special leave to Red watch & 1st part White watch till 7am, Boys till 7pm

pm: Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 1


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2 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.45am: Divine Service

8.30am: Landed church parties

9.30am: Divisions. Divine Service

Number on sick list 0


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3 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill

Exercised: ‘Fire stations’, ‘Rig diving boat’ & ‘Out mat’

1.00pm: Discharged Commander Scott to “President”

Discharged Lieutenant Cocke RNR to “Actaeon”

pm: Discharged 12 ratings to “Vivid”

12 ratings joined from “Vivid”

Number on sick list 0


[HMS President was a shore establishment in London.

HMS Actaeon seems to have been part of HMS Vernon, the torpedo branch of the Navy.

HMS Vivid was a base in Devonport; it included both barracks & a depot ship.]


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4 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.00am: Landed marines for drill

Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill, Blue watch divisional drill, remainder as requisite

Burnt searchlights

pm: Ordinary seamen at seamanship instruction

5.00pm: Joined 2 able seamen RNR from (Vivid)

6.00pm: Landed patrol, joined Lieutenant Williams RNR

Number on sick list 0


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5 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

pm: Ordinary seamen boat pulling, remainder as requisite

2.30pm: Joined Lieutenant Hughes RNR

5.00pm: Hoisted in life saving rafts

Number on sick list 0


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6 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Landed small arms companies for drill

pm: Ordinary seamen boat pulling, exercised boat sailing, remainder as requisite

8.30pm: Discharged 2 able seamen RNR to Depot

Number on sick list 0


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7 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.15am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill

9.55am: Exercised ‘Action’

1.30pm: Exercised boat sailing, ordinary seamen boat pulling, remainder as requisite

Number on sick list 1


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8 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

2.00am: Hailed guard boat

2.00pm: Discharged 1 signal rating (French) to Senior Officer, Torpedo Boat Destroyer Flotilla

Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 3


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9 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.45am: Divine Service

9.00am: Landed church parties

10.25am: Divine Service

6.30pm: Divine Service

Number on sick list 3


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10 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

2.00am: Hailed guard boat

5.00am: French destroyer flotilla proceeded

9.15am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill

Joined classes RMLI from depot for drill

10.00am: Exercised: ‘Collision stations’, ‘Out kedge anchor’, Out fire engine’

Ammunition supply parties at drill, ordinary seamen 6” loader

1.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

Exercised boat sailing, ordinary seamen boat pulling

Number on sick list 5


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11 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.40am: Coal lighter alongside

8.40am: Coaling ship

10.10am: Finished coaling, received 120 tons

pm: Water tank alongside

Received 27ft whaler from dockyard

Number on sick list 4


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12 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

2.00am: Hailed guard boat

All day: Employed drawing stores & as requisite

11.15am: Joined 4 privates RMLI from Depot

Discharged 4 privates RMLI to Depot

1.30pm: Joined 1 Leading.Seaman & Leading Torpedo Operator from “Vivid”

Discharged 1 Able Seaman RNR to hospital

Number on sick list 2


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13 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.40am: Divine Service

9.30am: Red watch divisional drill, ordinary seamen to 6” loader, remainder as requisite

Number on sick list 2


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14 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

12.35am: Hailed guard boat

9.40am: Exercised ‘Action’

Ordinary seamen to 6” loader, remainder as requisite

pm: Ordinary seamen at boat pulling instruction, remainder as requisite

2.00pm: Joined 2 leading seamen from Depot

Number on sick list 2


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15 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

pm: Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 1


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16 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Landed church parties

10.00am: Divisions. Divine Service

Number on sick list 1


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17 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.00am: Joined class of RMLI for instruction

9.15am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill. Exercised ‘General drill’, ‘Collision stations’, guns’ crews & supply parties

Exercised stokers boat pulling

pm: Ordinary seamen at seamanship instruction

4.00pm: Discharged 1 Leading Signalman to “Carron”

Number on sick list 0


[HMS Carron, 2351 tons, was a merchant steamer built in 1909 and served as an Armed Boarding Steamer.]


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18 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.00am: Hailed guard boat

6.30am: Provision lighter alongside

8.30am: Landed marines for drill

am: Provisioning ship

White watch at divisional drill

Ordinary seamen to gun drill

pm: Ordinary seamen boat pulling

4.00pm: Quarters, read warrant (no 30)

Number on sick list 1


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19 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Read warrant (no 31)

All day: Employed painting ship’s side

2.00pm: Joined 3 Boys from “Defiance”

Number on sick list 1


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20 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

2.00am: Hailed guard boat

All day: Employed painting ship

4.00pm: Discharged 3 leading seamen to Depot

Number on sick list 0


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21 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.15am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill, exercised ‘Action’

All day: Employed painting ship & as requisite

10.30am: Joined 1 signal rating from “Raven”

Joined 1 signal rating from “Carron”

Number on sick list 0


[HMS Raven, 465 ton ex-gunboat, described as a miscellaneous special service vessel, was launched in 1882.She became a depot ship at Portland from 1914 and was sold in 1925.]


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22 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

12.20am: Hailed guard ship

pm: Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 1


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23 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Divine Service

10.00am: Came on board church party from “Onyx”

Landed church party

Divine Service

11.50pm: Hailed guard boat

Number on sick list 1


[There are two possible ships named HMS Onyx at this date. The first is a depot ship of 810 tons, built in 1892 by Laird. She was based at Devonport 1914-16

The second is a 248 ton trawler H1029, built in 1913 and in service from May 1915 but re-named Onyx II.]


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24 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Joined classes RMLI for drill

9.15am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill

Exercised boats’ crews sailing, ordinary seamen training class gun drill, remainder as requisite

1.00pm: Discharged 1 Sick Berth Steward 2nd Class to Depot

Joined 1 able seaman RNR from depot

Number on sick list 0


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25 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.30am: Landed marines for drill

9.15am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drll

Employed painting & as requisite

2.00pm: Joined 1 signalman & 1 seaman rating from Depot

Discharged 1 RMLI to hospital

11.40pm: Hailed guard boat

Number on sick list 1


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26 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.40am: Exercised ‘Out diving gear’ & ‘Collision stations’

Red watch to divisional drill, ordinary seamen to gun drill

Noon: Divers cleaning telephone cable

1.30pm: Employed as requisite, ordinary seamen at seamanship instruction, exercised boats’ crews sailing

Joined 2 leading seamen from Depot

Discharged 1 able seaman RNR to Depot

Number on sick list 1


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27 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.20am: Discharged 1 signal rating to Fort Blockhouse

9.00am: Landed small arm company for drill

Ordinary seamen boat pulling

1.00pm: Discharged 1 stoker to hospital

Ordinary seamen boat pulling, employed as requisite

Number on sick list 1


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28 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

2.15am: Hailed guard boat

9.40am: Exercised ‘Action’

10.30am: Ordinary seamen to gun drill, employed as requisite

1.30pm: Joined 1 senior cook’s mate from Depot

Ordinary seamen boat sailing

Number on sick list 0


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29 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.15am: Joined 1 able seaman RNR from Depot

1.00pm: Discharged Leading Cook’s Mate to Depot

Number on sick list 0


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30 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.20am: Hailed guard boat

7.45am: Divine Service

9.45am: Divisions

10.00am: Landed chapel parties

10.20am: Divine Service

6.00pm: Divine Service

Number on sick list 0


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31 May 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.15am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill. Divers clearing telephone cable, joined classes RMLI for drill.

Joined 2 able seamen from “Foyle”, employed as requisite

11.30am: Joined 1 leading seamen from Depot

1.30pm: Employed drawing stores & as requisite

Diving party clearing telephone cable

Exercised ordinary seamen & boats’ crews boat sailing

4.30pm: Discharged 2 ratings to depot

11.35pm: Hailed guard boat

Number on sick list 0


[HMS Foyle, 550 ton destroyer, was launched in 1903 by Cammell Laird, Birkenhead. She struck a mine in 1917 which blew off her bow with the loss of 28 men. She sank while under tow.]



LOGS FOR JUNE 1915


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[Blank or cover pages.]


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[Meteorological instrument specification.]


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1 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.30am: Hailed guard boat

8.20am: Landed Marines for drill. Divers clearing telephone cable

9.15am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill.

Exercised 6" guns’ crews at loader. Employed as requisite

1.15pm: Paid monthly money

Ordinary seamen boat sailing, remainder as requisite

4.00pm: Gave leave to Blue & 2nd part White watches till 7am

6.00pm: Landed patrol

Number on sick list 0


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2 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.20am: Exercised ‘Collision stations’ & ‘General drill’

10.20am: Employed as requisite, ordinary seamen boat pulling

11.20pm: Hailed guard boat

Number on sick list 0


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3 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.15am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill

Employed as requisite, ordinary seamen at seamanship instruction

1.30pm: Employed as requisite, ordinary seamen boat sailing

Number on sick list 0


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4 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.15am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill

9.25am: Exercised ‘Action’

10.30am: Employed as requisite

1.30pm: Employed as requisite, ordinary seamen boat pulling

Number on sick list 2


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5 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

pm: Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 2


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6 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.30am: Hailed guard boat

7.45am: Divine Service

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholics

10.00am: Landed chapel parties

10.30am: Divine Service

Number on sick list 1


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7 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

12.20am: Hailed guard boat

7.45am: Discharged 1 Petty Officer 1st class to hospital

8.00am: Joined 1 able seaman from depot

9.40am: Exercised ‘Out kedge anchor’, ‘Out fire engine & diving gear’

10.15am: Exercised all boats’ crews pulling, joined classes RMLI for instruction

1.20pm: Ordinary seamen boat sailing, employed as requisite

Number on sick list 2


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8 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.15am: Oil Tank alongside

8.20am: Landed marines for drill

9.15am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill.

Employed drawing stores & as requisite, ordinary seamen to rifle practise

1.30pm: Employed painting & drawing stores

4.00pm: Quarters, read warrant no 32

Number on sick list 3


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9 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.30am: Coal lighters alongside

8.45am: Commenced coaling

10.20am: Finished coaling, received 120 tons

Employed cleaning ship

1.00pm: Joined 2 ordinary seamen RNR & 1 stoker from depot

Number on sick list 1


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10 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

5.00am: Employed cleaning ship & transporting torpedoes

6.00am: Discharged 2 seamen RNR to trawler “Peken”

9.15am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill

All day: Employed returning torpedoes & as requisite

Ordinary seamen boat sailing

Number on sick list 1


[HMT Peken, 228 tons, was built in 1908 by Cochrane & Sons, Selby, & registered as GY354. She was used as a minesweeper 1914-19 & also in WW2.]


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11 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

12.15am: Hailed guard boat

9.00am: Landed small arm companies for drill

1.30pm: Employed cleaning out boats & as requisite, ordinary seamen at seamanship instruction

Number on sick list 0


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12 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

4.00pm: Quarters, read warrant no 33

Number on sick list 0


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13 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholics

10.15am: Church party from “Liberty” & “Laurel” on board

Landed chapel parties

10.20am: Divine Service

4.00pm: Joined Surgeon Gunlaw Dobson

Discharged Surgeon Gillespie to RN Hospital

7.00pm: Discharged 1 stoker RN to hospital

Number on sick list 1


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14 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.30am: Joined classes RMLI for instruction

9.30am: Exercised ‘Action’ & ‘Collision stations’

10.30am: Exercised boats’ crews sailing

1.30pm: Employed as requisite, ordinary seaman at seamanship instruction

7.30pm: Slinging clean hammocks

Number on sick list 1


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15 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

12.30am: Hailed guard boat

10.00am: Employed provisioning ship & mustering bedding

1.00pm: Discharged 1 leading seaman & 1 able seaman to Depot

Employed provisioning ship & as requisite

Ordinary seaman boat pulling

Number on sick list 3


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16 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.15am: Employed mustering bedding & as requisite

Ordinary seamen at seamanship instruction

1.30pm: Employed as requisite, ordinary seamanship at seamanship instruction

2.30pm: Joined 1 leading seaman from Depot

Number on sick list 3


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17 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Landed small arm companies for drill

Marines mustering bedding

1.30pm: Employed as requisite, ordinary seamen mustering bedding

Number on sick list 2


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18 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.15am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill

9.30am: Exercised ‘Action’ & ‘Collision stations’

10.30am: Employed scrubbing canvas gear & as requisite

4.10pm: Joined 1 leading seaman from Depot

Number on sick list 2


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19 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.00pm: Joined 1 seaman RNR from Depot

Number on sick list 1


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20 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.50am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.45am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

Landed chapel parties

Number on sick list 1


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21 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill

Employed mustering bags & as requisite

1.30pm: Hoisted in steam cutter, employed as requisite, ordinary seamen boat pulling

Number on sick list 1


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22 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.30am: Landed Royal Marines for drill

am: Employed as requisite, ordinary seamen mustering bags

1.30pm: Employed as requisite, ordinary seamen at seamanship instruction

Number on sick list 1


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23 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.20am: Hailed guard boat

9.45am: Exercised guns’ crews & watches at collision stations

Placed collision mat

10.30am: Blue watch at divisional drill, ordinary seamen at gunnery

1.00pm: Discharged 1 leading seaman to Depot

Number on sick list 1


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24 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Landed small arm company for drill

1.30pm: Employed as requisite, ordinary seamen boat pulling

3.30pm: Hoisted in 2 life saving rafts

11.40pm: Hailed guard boat

Number on sick list 1


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25 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

2.00pm: Joined 1 stoker from Depot

Number on sick list 1


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26 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

10.00am: HM Destroyer “Murray” secured alongside

Number on sick list 0


[HMS Murray, 1010 tons, was launched in 1914 by Palmer’s Shipbuilding & Iron Co, Jarrow. She received battle honours for the Belgian Coast in 1916 & was sold in 1921.]


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27 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

2.15am: Hailed guard boat

am: Preparing for sea

1.00pm: Discharged 3 Wireless Telegraphy ratings to Depot

Joined 1 seaman rating from Depot for “Snafell”

Number on sick list 0


[HMS Snaefell, 1368 tons, was built in 1910 by Cammell Laird & Co, Birkenhead, for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co. She was acquired by the Admiralty in 1914, armed and served in a number of roles through the war until she was torpedoed in the Mediterranean in 1918 with the loss of 3 men.]


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28 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.45am: Coal lighters alongside

8.30am: Commenced coaling

9.45am: Finished coaling, received 85 tons

1.30pm: Employed supplying ammunition & cleaning ship

Joined 1 able seamen RNR from Depot

6.00pm: Discharged 1 able seaman RNR to Depot

Number on sick list 0



THE VOYAGES OF HMS DIANA
Operations in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean

JP map Diana Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean

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29 June 1915

Devonport

Lat 49.6, Long -4.3

9.15am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill

Employed as requisite, ordinary seamen at gunnery

12.30pm: Unshackled & rove ship’s rope

1.10pm: Slipped buoy, pilot aboard

1.55pm: Made fast to no 2 buoy in Sound

4.00pm: Quarters, exercised watches closing up at guns & sea stations

6.16pm: Commenced zig-zagging S8W-S52W every 10 mins

6.57pm: Eddystone abeam, 2’

9.23pm: Lizard N53W

Number on sick list 0


[Eddystone Rocks Lighthouse is off the coast of Devon at Lat 50.18, Long -4.27

Lizard Lighthouse is in Cornwall at Lat 49.97, Long -5.2.]


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30 June 1915

Devonport to Gibraltar

Lat 48.8, Long -8.2

12.20am: Lizard Light N24E

4.00am: Zig-zagging N73W - S63W

Noon: Stopped both engines, observed “Snaefell” & monitor bearing NW

pm: Adjusted speeds all afternoon

Number on sick list 0



LOGS FOR JULY 1915


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[These are cover pages or blank.]


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Meteorological instruments

Mercurial barometer, Negretta & Zambra A488, cistern 12ft above sea level

Thermometers for air temperature in box on forebridge

Negretti & Zambra A8641, A7399

Thermometer for sea temperature AG Cossor


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1 July 1915

Devonport to Gibraltar

Lat 46.3, Long -9.7

10.00pm: Log line foul of towing wire

Number on sick list 0


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2 July 1915

At sea

Lat 43.28, Long -11.17

7.40am: “Snaefell” signalled average speed 6pm to 6am 8.3 knots

9.00am: Lost by accident: 1 log line & rotator

pm: Adjusted speeds all afternoon

Number on sick list 1


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3 July 1915

At sea

Lat 40.27, Long -11.47

7.55am: Slow both for HMS Raglan to adjust steering gear

9.35am: Reduced to 66 revs, “Raglan” steering wildly

am: Adjusted speeds all morning

11.20am: “Raglan” adjusting steering gear

2.30pm: “Raglan’s” steering gear repaired

pm: Adjusting speeds

Number on sick list 1


[HMS Raglan, 6250 ton monitor, was launched in 19 April 1915 by Harland & Wolff, Belfast. She was sailing to the Dardanelles & in Jan 1918 she was sunk at the Battle of Imbros with the loss of 127 men.]


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4 July 1915

At sea

Lat 37.57, Long -10.78

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

9.45pm: Revolutions 50 (owing to loss of steam in HMS Raglan) Increased gradually to 64 revs at 10.15pm

Number on sick list 1


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5 July 1915

At sea

[No positions given.]

Adjusted speeds, “Raglan” having shown red light

Number on sick list 1


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6 July 1915

At sea

Lat 36.18, Long -9.03

4.35am: Stop, slipped tow

5.00am: Slow ahead both, increased speed slowly

4.30pm: Quarters, preparing for night defence

Number on sick list 2


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7 July 1915

At sea

Lat 40.49, Long -10.62

[Calculated by interpolation from 8am & 8pm positions; no noon position recorded.]

Number on sick list 2


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8 July 1915

At sea

Lat 44.53, Long -9.37

[Calculated by interpolation from 8am & 8pm positions; no noon position recorded.]

1.50pm: As requisite for target practice

3.10pm: Proceeded

Number on sick list 2


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9 July 1915

At sea

[No positions given.]

11.35am: Commenced zigzag

5.45pm: Stopped port engine (engineers’ purposes)

5.55pm: Half ahead port

8.30pm: Eddystone abeam

9.25pm: Stopped, picked up pilot, proceeded up harbour

10.45pm: Made fast to no 9 wharf

11.00pm: Coal lighters alongside

Number on sick list 2


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10 July 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

12.25am: Commenced coaling from lighters

1.30am: Commenced coaling from wharf

7.00am: Discharged 1 signal rating to depot

8.45am: Finished coaling, received 700 tons

Hands employed provisioning ship & drawing stores

11.00am: Ammunition lighter alongside

1.00pm: Gave leave to blue watch till 10pm

Employed cleaning ship & drawing stores

Joined 2 wireless telegraphy ratings from Depot

Discharged 1 wireless telegraphy rating to Depot

Joined 1 RMLI from hospital

7.00pm: Gave leave to White & Blue watches till 7am

9.00pm: Joined 1 able seaman & 1 WT rating from Depot

Number on sick list 2


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11 July 1915

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.45am: Preparing ship for sea

10.40am: Discharged 3 signal ratings to Depot

11.00am: Discharged 1 chief writer to Depot

1.30pm: Gave leave to Red & White watches till 8.30pm

4.15pm: Tug came alongside

5.30pm: Left coaling wharf

6.35pm: Secured to no 2 buoy in Sound

10.20pm: Slipped buoy & proceeded

11.15pm: Eddystone abeam

Number on sick list 1


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12 July 1915

Devonport to Gibraltar

Lat 48.3, Long -7.15

2.14am: Lizard Light abeam

3.15am: Started zig-zag

10.35am: Stopped zig-zagging

4.30pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 0


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13 July 1915

Devonport to Gibraltar

Lat 43.62, Long -10.46

Number on sick list 0


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14 July 1915

Devonport to Gibraltar

Lat 38.45, Long -10.55

Number on sick list 1


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15 July 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 35.9, Long -6.5

[Approximate position]

1.49pm: Tarifa abeam, 3’

2.40pm: 1 brassheaded mallet lost overboard by accident

3.20pm: Europa Point abeam, 1¼’

3.32pm: Entered breakwater

3.45pm: Alongside no 5 wharf

4.30pm: Struck down ammunition, drawing stores & preparing for coaling

5.30pm: Commenced coaling

9.40pm: Finished coaling, received 318 tons

Number on sick list 1


[Tarifa probably refers to the lighthouse situated at Lat 36.0, Long -5.6.

Europa Point also is likely to refer to the lighthouse situated at the southern point of Gibraltar at Lat 36.11, Long -5.33.]


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16 July 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

am: Cleaning ship

1.15pm: Secured tugs alongside

1.30pm: Slipped no 6 wharf & secured no 6 buoy

2.30pm: Exercised ‘Action’, supplied ammunition, employed as requisite

5.00pm: Gave leave to Blue & 2nd part of White watch until 7pm, landed patrol

10.00pm: Slipped & proceeded

10.10pm: Passed through breakwater

10.45pm: Europa abeam

11.45pm: Europa bearing N74W, Ceuta S52W

Number on sick list 1


[Ceuta is a Spanish enclave on the coast of N Africa at Lat 35.89, Long -5.31.]


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17 July 1915

At sea

Lat 36.45, Long -1.82

11.05am: Mt Fraile abeam, 17’

Number on sick list 1


[Mt Fraile may refer to El Fraile, a hill of 1600 feet, at Lat 36.78, Long -2.08.]


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18 July 1915

At sea

Lat 37.38, Long 4.62

5.00am: Compass error 12½º W

5.45am: White house (Pascade Point) S8E (Compass)

9.45am: Divisions

10.30am: Divine Service

Number on sick list 1


[Pascade Point or Cap de la Pointe Pascade is the tip of the larger Cape Caxine in Algeria at Lat 36.82, Long 3.01.]


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19 July 1915

At sea

Lat 37.44, Long 10.77

[Approximate position]

4.35am: Galita Island S29E

5.40am: Galita Island (centre peak) S28W, distance 8.7 miles

8.23am: Ras Engela Light House S3E

10.06am: Cani Rocks Lighthouse abeam, 62.6 miles

1.30pm: Tatorche S80W, Zembretta S55W, Cape Bon Lighthouse S5E

5.55pm: Spadillo Lighthouse (Pantallaria) abeam S25W, 5½’

Number on sick list 1


[Galita lsland is in the Mediterranean at Lat 37º 32’ 30” N, Long 8º 55’ 0” E.

Ras Enghela Lighthouse is in Tunisia at Lat 37.35, Long 9.73.

Cani Rocks Lighthouse is indexed as Iles Cani Lighthouse & is in Tunisia at Lat 37.35, Lat 10.12.

Zembretta is indexed as Zembretta Simboletto and is an island in the Gulf of Tunis at Lat 37.12, Long 10.88.

Cape Bon or Ras At-Tib Lighthouse is in Tunisia at Lat 37.08, Long 11.05.

Tatorche is probably Jebel et Tartoucha, a 768ft hill on the same peninsula as Cape Bon at Lat 37.06, Long 11.03.

Spadillo Lighthouse is indexed as Punta Spadillo & is on the Island of Pantelleria which belongs to Italy. It lies at Lat 36.82, Long 12.02.]


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20 July 1915

At sea

Lat 35.4, Long 18.5 [8pm position]

2.15am: Observed Gozo Light S5E

3.10am: Gozo Light abeam, 17’

Number on sick list 1


[Gozo Lighthouse is indexed by a number of variants including Gordan Lighthouse at Lat 36.07, Long 14.22.]


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21 July 1915

At sea

Lat 34.32, Long 22.27

Number on sick list 2


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22 July 1915

Gibraltar to Port Said

Lat 32.3, Long 30.0 [8pm position]

10.00am: Exercised ‘Action’ & ‘Placed collision mat’

Number on sick list 1


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23 July 1915

Port Said

Lat 31.28, Long 32.31

3.00am: Observed loorn of Damietta Light S11E

5.30am: Port Said Light House bearing S

7.42am: Stop for pilot

8.10am: Entered breakwater

8.31am: Anchored off Admiral House

10.00am: Lighters alongside, commenced coaling

4.00pm: Finished coaling, received 545 tons

7.30pm: Gave canteen leave to Red & 1st part White watch till 9pm

Number on sick list 2


[Damietta Lighthouse is likely to have been the one indexed as Massab Dumyat, just off the entrance to the port. It lies in Egypt at Lat 31.53, Long 31.85.

Port Said Lighthouse is no longer in use because of the silting of the port. It is claimed as the first structure to be built of reinforced concrete & lies at Lat 31.26, Long 32.31.]


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24 July 1915

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

5.00am: Disembarked 12 pounder, 8 cwt gun & ammunition

Hands bathed

1.30pm: Make & mend clothes

5.30pm: Weighed & proceeded

6.00pm: Disembarked pilot

8.40pm: Damietta Light abeam, 11½’

9.00pm: Observed Brolos Light S57W

Number on sick list 3


[Brolos Light is indexed as Burullus Lighthouse & is in Egypt at Lat 31.6, Long 31.08.]


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25 July 1915

Alexandria

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

2.30am: Brulos Light bearing S51E

3.30am: Rosetta Light bearing S39W

5.35am: Rosetta abeam SE, 11 miles

8.40am: Pilot boarded

9.20am: Harbour master boarded

9.30am: Fast to no 1 buoy

11.00am: Divine Service

4.00pm: Gave leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch till 9pm, Boys till 7pm

7.00pm: Landed patrol

Number on sick list 4


[Rosetta Lighthouse is in Egypt at Lat 31.43, Long 30.43.]


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26 July 1915

Alexandria

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

All day: Employed as requisite

4.15pm: Gave leave to Red & 1st part White watch till 9pm

7.00pm: Landed patrol

Number on sick list 3


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27 July 1915

To sea

Lat 31.2, Long 29.2

10.00am: Slipped buoy & proceeded

10.45am: Cleared Great Pass Outer Buoy

7.55pm: Sighted El Amaid Light S8W

10.35pm: El Amaid Light dipped East

Number on sick list 4


[The only possible reference to a lighthouse which may be El Amaid which I have found is Manar el-Amayid at Lat 30.83, Long 29.2.]


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28 July 1915

On patrol

Lat 31.65, Long 27.53

6.15am: Observed Ras al Kanais bearing S52W, steered for the point

8.00am: Ras al Kanais bearing S80W, 4¼’

12.02pm: Ras Alum Rum abeam, 8½’

1.05pm: Stopped for schooner

1.15pm: Boarding party left

1.55pm: Boarding party returned

2.00pm: Proceeded half ahead

7.55pm: Latitude (Polaris) 32º 8.½’N Longitude (Altair) 26º 54’E

Number on sick list 3


[Ras al Kanais is probably the headland on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt indexed as Ras el Kanayis at Lat 31.25, Long 27.85.

Ras Alum Rum is probably the headland on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt indexed as Ras Alam ar Rum at Lat 31.37, Long 27.35.]


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29 July 1915

On patrol

Lat 31.9, Long 25.8 [8pm position]

Lost by accident: 270 fathoms sounding wire, 1 24lb lead, 1 B tube

Noon: Stopped & anchored

2.20pm: Weighed & proceeded

Number on sick list 4


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30 July 1915

On patrol

Lat 31.87, Long 26.45

4.30pm: Marsa Matice bearing S

5.35pm: Ras Alum Rum abeam, 3½’

6.00pm: Marsa Matice bearing S60W

7.35pm: Lat Polaris 31º 25’ N, Long obs 27º 48’E

Number on sick list 4


[Marsa Matice may refer to the town & harbour of Marsa Matruh at Lat 31.33, Long 27.23 which is some 11km SW of Ras Alum ar Rum.]


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31 July 1915

On patrol

Lat 31.18, Long 29.47

12.15am: Stopped and boarded schooner (Greek)

12.25am: Boarding party left ship

1.00am: Boarding party returned

1.10am: Resumed course, S80E

Lost overboard by accident: 1 Neptune log line plus rotation

5.30am: Observed Alexandria Light House S43E

7.20am: Entered Great-Pass

7.30am: Stopped & anchored

9.54am: Weighed & proceeded

11.00am: Observed Alexandria East Light House N85E

High Leading Light S80E

Fort Ageami: S43E

5.20pm: Ras et Dhabba Coast Guard Watch Tower S

Number on sick list 4


[It seems that the Alexandria Lighthouse referred to may be now indexed as Ra’s at Tin at Lat 31.2, Long 29.87. It marks the entrance to the Western Harbour.

The Great Pass is the passage through the reefs to the Western Harbour; its minimum width is 200yds and it can only be traversed by a single vessel. A series of lights marks the channel.

Alexandria East Lighthouse may be the one indexed as Quaitbey Fort Light which marks the entrance to the Eastern Harbour & lies at Lat 31.22, Long 29.88.

Fort Ageami may refer to El Agamy Lighthouse which lies at Lat 31.15, Long 29.78.

Ras et Dhabba seems to coincide with Ra’s ad Dab’ah in Egypt at Lat 31.09, Long 28.43.]



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915


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1 August 1915

On patrol

Lat 31.53, Long 27.75

6.47am: Sighted sailing vessel

7.45am: Cutter away

8.07am: Cutter returned

8.30am-Noon: Circling round while boarding party searched her

10.15am: Divine Service

12.10pm: Course S80W

2.00pm: Marsa Matruh C[oast] G[uard] station S23W, 8¼’

4.28pm: Sighted sailing vessel, altered course

5.35pm: Stop, away cutter

6.10pm: Boarding party returned

Number on sick list 3


[Marsa Matruh is a small port between Alexandria & the Libyan border. There seems to be the remains of a fortification on Harbour Point and it is likely that the Coast Guard station was here as a photograph taken in Dec 1915 held in Durham University Special Collections SAD.577/1/63 shows a ‘coastguard fort’. Harbour Point is at Lat 31.37, Long 27.25.]


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2 August 1915

On patrol

Lat 31.6, Long 25.3 [8pm position]

6.45am: Observed land S60W

9.15am: Beacon Point S65W

1.15pm: CG Station abeam S1E

4.48pm: Ishaila Island abeam, 6'

6.40pm: Altered course to speak to vessel

Number on sick list 3


[Beacon Point is on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt at Lat 31.57, Long 25.18.

Ishaila Rocks are off the Mediterranean coast of Egypt at Lat 31.52, Long 26.63.]


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3 August 1915

On patrol

Lat 31.57, Long 28.5 [8pm position]

5.20am: Great Pass Beacon abeam

7.30am: Observed Alexandria Light House S48E

8.30am: Stopped. Anchored

11.05am: Weighed anchor & slow ahead

Number on sick list 2


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4 August 1915

On patrol

Lat 31.9, Long 26.5 [8pm location]

7.16am: Altered course to examine Brigatine

10.40am: Boarding party returned

Sighted Ishaila Rock

12.15pm: Ishaila Rock S89W

Ras Balan S47E

1.55pm: Altered course to signal Marsa Matruh

Number on sick list 2


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5 August 1915

On patrol

Lat 32.0, Long 26.3 [8pm position.]

7.00am: Started zig zag

10.00am: Magnetic bearings: Bardie S41W, Sollum S8W

Stopped zig-zag

Exercised fire stations

Number on sick list 3


[Bardie is probably Bardiyah which is in Libya at Lat 31.76, Long 25.09.

Sollum is in Egypt at Lat 31.57, Long 25.15]


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6 August 1915

On patrol

Lat 31.57, Long 25.18

9.30am: Exercised ‘Action’

11.09am: Rocky spur abeam, 1’ bearing N61W

11.20am: Anchored

1.07pm: Weighed & proceeded

Number on sick list 3


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7 August 1915

On patrol

Lat 31.9, Long 26.9 [8.00am position]

10.55am: Sighted Marsa Matra [Marsa Matruh] bearing S

1.27pm: Altered course to examine steamer

2.00pm: Ras El Kanais S80W

Number on sick list 3


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8 August 1915

On patrol

Lat 31.6, Long 25.9

9.30am: Divisions. Divine Service

11.00am: Ras Haleima C[oast] G[uard] Station S36E

11.28am: Ras Haleima abeam

Number on sick list


[Ras Haleima is on the coast of Egypt as Lat 31.63, Long 25.9.]


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9 August 1915

Alexandria

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

3.40am: Observed Alexandria Light S40E

6.30am: Entered Grand Pass

7.10am: Moored to buoy

1.00pm: Divers doing monthly practice

Ordinary seamen at 6” gun practice

Remainder employed striking down ammunition & as requisite

4.00pm: General leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch till 9pm, Petty Officers till 9.30pm

7.00pm: Coal lighters alongside, landed patrol

Number on sick list 2


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10 August 1915

Alexandria

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

8.15am: Commenced coaling

3.45pm: Finished coaling, received 720 tons

4.00pm: Cleaning ship

Number on sick list 3


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11 August 1915

Alexandria

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

8.30am: Placed collision mat port side, closed B & C doors

Divers working on ship’s bottom

Employed cleaning ship

1.00pm: Joined 1 stoker RNR for cell punishment from HMS Scotia

Number on sick list 2


[HMS Scotia, 1872 ton Armed Boarding Steamer, was built in 1902 by William Denny & Brothers, Dumbarton. She was in service 1914-17. In 1920 she was renamed “Minerva” and was scrapped in 1928.]


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12 August 1915

Alexandria

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

am: Painting ship’s side

Lost overboard 1 paint brush (by accident)

1.30pm: Gave leave to boys till 6pm

2.15pm: Painting ship

Number on sick list 3


[Leave pattern for the men continues.]


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13 August 1915

Alexandria

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

All day: Painting ship

10.30am: Joined 1 rating for "Minerva"

Lost overboard 4 1cwt bags

3.00pm: Read warrant no 34

4.00pm: Transferred 1 Maxim gun & 1 3½” wire to HMS Heroic

Number on sick list 4


[HMS Minerva, 5690 ton cruiser, was launched in 1895 at Chatham Dockyard. She was scrapped in 1920 & is part of the OW fleet.

HMS Heroic, 1689 ton Armed Boarding Steamer, was built in 1906 by Harland & Wolff, Belfast. She served from 1914-20 & was scrapped in 1953.]


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14 August 1915

Alexandria

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

8.50am: Slipped & proceeded

9.40am: Cleared beacon

10.40am: Alexandria Light House S40E, 10’

Number on sick list 4


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15 August 1915

On patrol

Lat 31.7, Long 25.4

7.12am: Stopped to communicate with “Scotia”

8.20am: Proceeded

10.30am: Captain "Dufferin" boarded

10.40am: Proceeded

11.02am: Stop. Divisions, Divine Service

11.20am: Proceeded

12.50pm: Speeds various to enter Sollum Bay

1.00pm: Anchored

3.10pm: Weighed anchor & proceeded

5.20pm: Signalled shore turned ship

7.55pm: Sollum Light bearing S70W

Number on sick list 2


[Sollum Bay is indexed as Golfo di Es-Sollum on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt at Lat 31.68, Long 25.35.

HMS Dufferin, 7457 tons, was built in 1904 as a troopship for the Royal Indian Marine. She was sold about 1956.

Sollum Lighthouse is probably the one indexed as ‘As Sallum’ or Saloum in the village of Sallum, 5 miles from the Libyan Border.]


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16 August 1915

At sea

Lat 31.6, Long 26

7.51am: Barain Coast Guard [station] S6E

9.10am: Sighted “Minerva”

9.40am: Stopped

10.15am: Proceeded HMS Minerva taking station astern

Number on sick list 3


[Barain Coast Guard probably refers to the Coast Guard station at Sidi Barrani at Lat 31.6, Long 25.93.]


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17 August 1915

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

2.27pm: Damietta Light House abeam, S19W

5.05pm: Stopped, embarked pilot

5.10pm: Proceeded

5.50pm: Received pratique

6.10pm: Anchored

6.30pm: Fast in berth, coal lighters alongside

8.00pm: Employed drawing stores & coaling ship

10.00pm: Finished coaling, received 271 tons

Number on sick list 5


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18 August 1915

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

12.30am: Lighters with stores alongside

6.30am: Employed drawing stores & as requsite

8.30am: Employed provisioning ship

1.30pm: Employed drawing stores & as requsite

2.30pm: Discharged 1 officer steward to "Proserpine"

4.30pm: Pilot came aboard

5.35pm: Weighed anchor & entered Canal

6.41pm: Passed Ras el Ech station

9.15-11.00pm: Made fast to bank

11.00pm: Proceeded

Number on sick list 5


[HMS Proserpine, 2169 ton cruiser, was launched in 1896 at Sheerness Dockyard. She was sold in 1919 and is part of the OW fleet.

Ras el Ech is a railroad station on the Canal at Lat 31.14, Long 32.30.]


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19 August 1915

Suez Canal

Lat 30.0, Long 32.5

3.45am: Ismailia, changed pilot

4.44am: Passed Poussoun station

5.30am: Passed Diversion Station

6.30am: Anchored

7.55am: Weighed & proceeded

11.55am: Anchored

3.30pm: Weighed anchor & proceeded

3.55pm: Rounded N Beacon

4.20pm: Cleared channel

7.55pm: Zafarana Light S8W

10.00pm: Zafarana Light N37E

10.35pm: Ras Gharib S16E

Number on sick list 4


[Ismailia is a town on the Suez Canal at Lat 30.60, Long 32.27.

Poussoun station may be Toussoum station and Diversion station may be Deversoir station. See Suez Canal Authority's searchable Rules of Navigation.

Zaffarana Lighthouse is in the Red Sea at Lat 29.1, Long 32.67.

Ras Gharib Lighthouse is on the Red Sea at Lat 28.35, Long 33.12.]


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20 August 1915

At sea

Lat 26.32, Long 34.85

12.17am: Ras Gharib Light S67W

2.24am: Ashrafi Light observed bearing S34E

4.04am: Ashrafi Light abeam S49W, 2½’

4.45am: Jubal Island S24W

Ashrafi Light N67W

Jeb Kashm el Kelb N28E

6.00am: Jubal Island N68W

Shadwan Island Light House S14W

Noon: Brothers Island Light House S7E

12.57pm: Brothers Island abeam S16W, 5’

4.00pm: Read warrant (no 35)

9.17pm: Daedalus Reef Light abeam S61W, distance 2¼’

Number on sick list 4


[El Ashrafi Lighthouse is on the Red Sea at Lat 27.78. Long 33.7.

Jeb Kashm el Kelb does not seem to appear on any index; however there is a hill in the Sinai in roughly the right place called Jabal Khashabi which contains some of the same syllables. It lies at Lat 27.82, Long 34.19.

Jubal Island is at Lat 27.63, Long 33.78.

Shadwan Lighthouse seems to be indexed as Shadran Island Lighthouse & is in the Red Sea at Lat 27.45, Long 34.03.

The Brothers Lighthouse is also indexed as Al Ikhwan & is in the Red Sea at Lat 26.32, Long 34.85.

Daedalus Reef Lighthouse is also indexed as Abu el-Kizan & is in the Red Sea at Lat 24.92, Long 35.53.]


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21 August 1915

At sea

Lat 22.57, Long 37.53

Number on sick list 4


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22 August 1915

At sea

Lat 18.65, Long 39.47 [Position taken astronomically at 9.30am]

10.30am: Divine Service

Number on sick list 4


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23 August 1915

At sea

Lat 14.18, Long 42.72

1.30am: Jebel Tier Lighthouse observed bearing S49E

4.00am: Jebel Tier Lighthouse abeam N56E, 7¼’

4.10am: Centre Point Island Light S41W

11.00am: Observed Abu Ail Lighthouse bearing S39E

12.35pm: Abu Ail Light House N46E

3.00pm: Double Peak Island bearing N84W

N Round Island bearing N64W

Haycock Island bearing N48W

4.00pm: Quarters, read warrant no 36

4.54pm: Mokha Light House bearing N72E, 8’5

5.55pm: AF Stokes, Chief Cook, died in Lat 13N, Long 43 08E

7.15pm: Observed Balfe Point bearing S37E

7.30pm: Held funeral service & committed to the deep the body of the late A Stokes, Chief Cook. Lat 12º 37’N, Long 43º 20’E

9.15pm: Brothers abeam bearing S84W, distance 4½’

Number on sick list 5


[Jabal at Tair Lighthouse is on an island off the coast of Yemen at Lat 15.55, Long 41.83.

Centre Peak Lighthouse is on the Zubair Islands of the coast of Yemen at Lat 15.02, Long 42.17.

Abu Ail Lighthouse is on Quoin Island off the coast of Yemen at Lat 14.08, Long 42.82.

Double Peak Island is at Lat 13.65, Long 42.75.

There are two Round Islands in Yemen; I think this is the one at Lat 13.67, Long 42.8.

There are two Haycock Islands in Yemen; this one seems to be at Lat 15.17, Long 41.1.

Molsha Lighthouse may be in Yemen. Mocha lies at Lat 13.32, Long 43.25.

Chief Cook Albert Frederick Stokes, Service No 342452, was aged 34 and the husband of Lilian Stokes, 35 Park St, Plymouth. He is commemorated on Panel 7 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

Balfe Point Lighthouse is in the Red Sea at Lat 12.67, Long 43.38.]



THE VOYAGES OF HMS DIANA
Operations in the Arabian Sea and off Sri Lanka

JP map Diana Arabian Sea

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24 August 1915

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

2.45am: Observed Aden Light

3.45am: Elephant Back Light N37E

6.55am: Stopped for pilot

7.15am: Pilot aboard, proceeded

7.47am: Anchored

8.00am: Coal lighter alongside

8.30am: Commenced coaling

Lost overboard by accident: Ordinary Quick Firing extractor cartridge hand small, 1 in no; Ordinary Breach Loading extractor tube box slide A, 1 in no

11.15am: Joined 9 merchant ratings for passage

5.00pm: Finished coaling received 380 tons

Joined 1 rating for passage to “Laurentic”

Cleaning ship

Number on sick list 5


[There are a number of lighthouses around the port of Aden, I think the two referred to are Ras Mashaq at Lat 12.77, Long and Elephants Back at Lat 12.77, Long 44.98.

HMS Laurentic, 14,892 ton Armed Merchant Cruiser, was built in 1908 for Harland & Wolff for the White Star Line. She was a major player in the capture of the murderer Dr Crippen in 1910. She was requisitioned in Canada on the outbreak of war. However, in 1917 she hit a mine off Ireland and sank with the loss of 354 lives. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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25 August 1915

Aden to Colombo

Lat 12.78, Long 45.9

6.10am: Slipped buoy aft

6.24am: Weighed anchor, engines as requisite, tug assisting to swing

6.40am: Disembarked pilot

8.00am: Ras Mashag Light House N4W, 5¾’

Number on sick list 7


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26 August 1915

Aden to Colombo

Lat 13.33, Long 50.78

4.00pm: Quarters. Exercised ‘Action’

Number on sick list 6


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27 August 1915

Aden to Colombo

Lat 13.15, Long 55.82

Vessel lurching heavily in southerly sea & swell

11.30am: Starboard lifebuoy washed overboard

12.50-1.30pm: Hove to securing starboard lower boom

3.40-4.00pm: Hove to securing 1st cutter

Number on sick list 2


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28 August 1915

Aden to Colombo

Lat 11.65, Long 60.48

Number on sick list 2


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29 August 1915

Aden to Colombo

Lat 10.43, Long 65.13

10.30am: Divine Service

Number on sick list 3


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30 August 1915

Aden to Colombo

Lat 9.12, Long 69.8

4.00pm: Quarters, read warrant no 37, exercised ‘Action’

4.30pm: Stopped port engine (engineering purposes)

4.35pm: Half ahead port engine

Number on sick list 3


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31 August 1915

Aden to Colombo

Lat 7.83, Long 74.67

2.20am: Observed Minikoi Light bearing S86E

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers. Fired 4 rounds of 3 pdr practice to test 3 pdr mounting

Aired bedding


[Minicoy Island Lighthouse on the Lakshadweep Islands has an interesting political history. At this time it was administered by Britain but it is now under Indian control. It lies at Lat 8.27, Long 73.03.]



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915


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[These pages are blank, cover pages and a list of meteorological instruments.]


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1 September 1915

Colombo

Lat 6.7, Long 79.47

2.30pm: Entered Colombo (South entrance), pilot’s orders

2.45pm: Anchored & made fast to no 37 buoy

4.00pm: Gave leave to Blue watch & 2nd part White watch till 6am

9.00pm: Landed patrol

Number on sick list 3


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2 September 1915

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.00am: Coal lighters alongside

6.30am: Commenced coaling

2.15pm: Finished coaling, received [blank] tons

3.30pm: Discharged 3 Able seamen & 3 RNR seamen to “Juno” by rail

5.30pm: Gave leave to Red watch & 1st part White watch till 7am

Number on sick list 6


[HMS Juno, 5690 ton cruiser, was launched in 1895 by the Naval Construction & Armaments Co, Barrow-in-Furness. She was sold for scrap in 1920 & is part of the OW fleet.]


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3 September 1915

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

3.30pm: Discharged 1 Engineering Lieutenant RNR & 10 ratings for passage to "Laurentic"

Number on sick list 6


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4 September 1915

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

8.30am: Discharged 2 ratings to Hospital

am: Cleaning ship, air night clothing

1.30pm: Gave leave to Red & 1st part of White watch till 7am

Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 3


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5 September 1915

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.30am: Landed Roman Catholics 25

7.20am: Landed Wesleyans 12

8.20am: Landed Presbyterians

9.45am: Divisions

10.45am: Divine Service

1.30pm: Gave leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch till 7.0am, Boys till 7.15pm

8.00pm: Landed Patrol

Number on sick list 2


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6 September 1915

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

9.45am: Divisions, Prayers. Employed cleaning ship’s side

10.00am: 1 Petty Officer joined ship for examination from HMS Espiegle

Number on sick list 4


[HMS Espiegle, 1087 ton sloop, was built by Sheerness Dockyard & commissioned in 1900. She was sold in 1923 and is part of the OW fleet.]


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7 September 1915

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

9.15am: Divisions, Prayers

Discharged 1 Petty Officer II & 1 carpenter’s mate to Hospital

3.50pm: Pilot on board

3.53pm: Weighed both anchors

4.15pm: Slipped buoy aft, tug in attendance

4.34pm: Passed Breakwater

4.30pm: Disembarked Pilot

8.00pm: Barberyn Light abeam, bearing East, 11’

10.50pm: Point de Galle Light abeam, N68E, 9¾’

11.52pm: Point Galle Light bearing N12W

Midnight: Dondra Head Light bearing N83E

Number on sick list 1


[Barberyn Lighthouse is in Sri Lanka at Lat 6.47, Long 79.97.

Point de Galle Lighthouse is in Sri Lanka at Lat 6.03, Long 80.22.

Dondra Head Lighthouse is in Sri Lanka at Lat 5.92, Long 80.6.]


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8 September 1915

Colombo to Penang

Lat 5.88, Long 82.67

12.52am: Point de Galle Lighthouse bearing N40W

Dondra Point N53W

9.15am: Surveying port cable

4.00pm: Quarters, Physical Drill, exercised ‘Fire stations’, read warrant (no 38)

Number on sick list 1


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9 September 1915

Colombo to Penang

Lat 6.13, Long 87.2

4.00pm: Quarters, exercised ‘Collision stations’

Number on sick list 2


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10 September 1915

Colombo to Penang

Lat 6.07, Long 91.85

4.00pm: Quarters. Exercised ‘Action’

Number on sick list 3


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11 September 1915

Colombo to Penang

Lat 5.7, Long 96.18

1.30am: Observed Polo Bras Lighthouse S70E

3.15am: Polo Bras S67E, 20’

10.53am: Golden Mountain S49W, 23½’

2.00pm: Golden Mountain S74E

Peduda Mountain S3E

Number on sick list 4


[Pulau Bras Lighthouse is also indexed as Breueh Lighthouse & is in Indonesia at Lat 5.75, Long 95.05.

Peduda Mountain may have been Pedir Point now indexed as Ujong Pidie in Indonesia at Lat 5.5 Long 95.89 which would place Golden Mountain at or near the site now indexed as Gle Ujong Sagi at Lat 5.48, Long 95.87.]


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12 September 1915

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

10.30am: Course as requisite for entering harbour

11.45am: Anchored

4.00pm: Gave leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch till 9.30pm, Petty Officers till 10.30pm

5.15pm: Preparing for coaling

8.00pm: Landed patrol

Number on sick list 4


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13 September 1915

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

7.35am: Coal lighters alongside

All day: Coaling ship

1.30pm: Gave leave to watch keepers till 9.30pm, Boys till 7pm

4.00pm: Read warrant no 39

Gave leave to Red watch & 1st part White till 9.30pm

8.30pm: Landed patrol

Armed & sent away patrol boat

9.30pm: Finished coaling

10.00pm: Manned foc’sl’e & quarter deck guns

Search light crews burned searchlights

Number on sick list 4


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14 September 1915

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

Guns’ crews closed up for night defence

7.30am: Patrol boat returned

8.00am: Water Tank alongside

6.00pm: Armed & sent away patrol boat

10.00pm: Manned foc’s’le & quarter deck guns & searchlights

Number on sick list 6


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15 September 1915

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

7.30am: Patrol boat returned

am: Cleaning ship’s side, divisional drill

8.00pm: Weighed port anchor & proceeded

Number on sick list 6


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16 September 1915

At sea

Lat 6.68, Long 98.23

7.10am: Pulu Butang bearing N30E

Pulu Adang N48E

Number on sick list 7


[Pulau Batang is an island in Malaysia at Lat 6.16, Long 99.8.

Ko Batong is an island in Malaysia at Lat 6.53, Long 99.17.

Ko Adang is an island in Malaysia at Lat 6.54, Long 99.30.

The latter 2 islands form part of the Butang Archipelago and would seem to be a more likely pairing for a fairly close pair of bearings.]


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17 September 1915

At sea

Lat 8.87, Long 95.27

9.48am: Commenced 6” practice with 1” aiming

11.18am: Finished practice

Number on sick list 5


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18 September 1915

Port Blair

Lat 11.67, Long 92.77

10.57am: Courses & distances as requisite entering Port Blair

2.00pm: Joined 4 stoker ratings from HMS Cadmus

6.00pm: Weighed port anchor & proceeded

8.00pm: Sir Hugh Rose Island bearing N25W, 6’

Number on sick list 6


[Port Blair is the capital of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, part of India.

HMS Cadmus, 1087 ton sloop, was built in 1903 at Sheerness Dockyard. She was sold in 1921 & is part of the OW fleet.

Sir Hugh Rose Island, Lat 11.78, Long 93.08, is part of the Ritchie Archipelago which in turn is part of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. It is named after Sir Hugh Henry Rose 1801-85, later 1st Baron Strathnairn, a distinguished army officer.]


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19 September 1915

Port Blair to Rangoon

Lat 13.83, Long 94.3

9.38am: Narcondam Island abeam S61E, 11’

10.15am: Divine Service

7.20-8pm: Sounding

9.05pm: Observed Baragua Light Vessel bearing N26E

10.10pm: Baragua Light Vessel abeam

Number on sick list 5


[Narcondam Island is part of the Andaman & Nicobar Group at Lat 13.33, Long 94.27.

In 1897 the buoy for the Baragua Flats Light Vessel was at Lat 15º 29’ 45” N, Long 95º 11’ 30” E and it was visible for 12 miles in clear weather.]


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20 September 1915

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

Sounding regularly

12.40am: Observed Krishna Shoal Light bearing N16E

2.03am: Krishna Shoal Light N49E, 7¾’

8.10am: Observed China Bakir Lighthouse N5E

9.24am: Stopped, pilot boarded

9.31am: Proceeded

11.05am: Signalled Elephant Point

1.00pm: Anchored

4.00pm: Gave leave to Red & 1st part White watch till 7am

Number on sick list 7


[Krishna Shoal Light Vessel was situated at Lat 15º 36’ N, Long 95º 34½’ E.

China Bakir Lighthouse is now disused but was situated at Lat 16º 17’ N, Long 96º 11’ E.

Elephant Point is on the entrance to Rangoon Harbour at Lat 16.48, Long 96.33.]


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21 September 1915

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

9.10am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill

Blue Company [to] small arm drill, remainder employed as requisite

1,00pm: Gave leave to watch keepers from 1.30pm to 7am

4.00pm: Quarters, gave leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch till 7am

Number on sick list 6


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22 September 1915

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

9.10am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill.

Red Company mustering small arm accoutrements, remainder employed as requisite

Marines at Marching Order Parade

2.00pm: Employed as requisite, ordinary seamen at seamanship instruction

2.10pm: HMS Psyche slipped buoy & proceeded

Number on sick list 6


[Leave pattern continues.

HMS Psyche, 2135 ton cruiser, was launched in 1898 at Devonport Dockyard. She was transferred to Australia in 1911 and sold in 1922. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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23 September 1915

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

9.30am: White division at company drill, employed painting & as requisite

2.00pm: Employed refitting & as requisite

3.30pm: Gave leave to Boys till 7pm

Number on sick list 6


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24 September 1915

Rangoon to Calcutta

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

3.05pm: Slipped buoy & proceeded

5.50pm: Rounded Elephant Point

7.30pm: Stopped, dropped pilot

Midnight: Krishna Shoal Light Vessel abeam

Number on sick list 5


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25 September 1915

Rangoon to Calcutta

Lat 15.95, Long 93.65

12.40am: Krishna Light abeam, 9’

3.10am: Baragua Light abeam 9’

8.59am: Alguada Reef Light House abeam, 10’

9.55am: Alguada Reef Light House N87E

Number on sick list 4


[The Baragua Light Vessel used to mark the Baragua Flats, a shoal at Lat 15.67, Long 95.27.

Alguada Reef Lighthouse is at Lat 15.7, Long 94.2.]


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26 September 1915

Rangoon to Calcutta

Lat 18.88, Long 90.27

9.30am: Divisions. Divine Service

11.00am: Observed HMS Laurentic

Number on sick list 5


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27 September 1915

Rangoon to Calcutta

Lat 20.5, Long 88.6

3.35am: East Channel Light bearing N20W

5.15am: Stopped for pilot & proceeded

7.15am: Passed Intermediate Light Vessel

8.15am: Lower Gaspar Light Vessel abeam

8.50am: Upper Gaspar Light

12.15pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 6


[Eastern Channel Light Vessel is at Lat 20º 59.5’ N, Long 88º 12’ E.

Intermediate Light Vessel is at Lat 21º 13.5’ N, Long 88º 12’ E.

Lower Gaspar Light Vessel is at Lat 21º 56’ 0” N, Long 88º 7’ 0” E.

Upper Gaspar Light Vessel buoy is at Lat 21º 29.83’ N, Long 88º 6.63’ E.]


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28 September 1915

Diamond Harbour, Calcutta

Lat 22.55, Long 88.30

9.20am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill, Red watch exercising landing party

9.50am: Pilot came on board

11.30am: Weighed port anchor

11.53am: Proceeded, pilot’s orders

4.30pm: Stopped & moored to buoys

Number on sick list 7


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29 September 1915

Calcutta

Lat 22.55, Long 88.30

All day: Hands employed refitting, dockyard making good defects

4.30pm: Gave leave to Red & 1st part White watch till 7am

7.30pm: Landed patrol

Number on sick list 9


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30 September 1915

Calcutta

Lat 22.55, Long 88.30

am: Employed divisional drills & as requisite

All day: Dockyard making good defects

pm: Marines at loader drill, employed as requisite

Number on sick list 8

[Leave pattern continues.]



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915


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[These are cover & blank pages & a list of meteorological instruments.]


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1 October 1915

Calcutta

Lat 22.55, Long 88.30

All day: Dockyard making good defects

9.10am: Discharged 1 Sergeant RMLI to hospital

4.00pm: Quarters, paid quarterly settlement

Number on sick list 8


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2 October 1915

Calcutta

Lat 22.55, Long 88.30

am: Dockyard making good defects

pm: Make & mend clothes

1.30pm: Gave leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch till 7am, Boys till 7pm

Number on sick list 5


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3 October 1915

Calcutta

Lat 22.55, Long 88.30

am: Dockyard making good defects

10.00am: Divine Service

1.30pm: Gave leave to Red & 1st part White watch till 7am, Boys till 7pm

Number on sick list 7


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4 October 1915

Calcutta

Lat 22.55, Long 88.30

6.00am: Preparing for coaling

am: Dockyard making good defects

pm: Coaling ship

Number on sick list 10


[Weekday leave rota continues.]


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5 October 1915

Calcutta

Lat 22.55, Long 88.30

am: Coaling ship

Dockyard making good defects

Employed refitting & as requisite

1.30pm: Finished coaling

Employed cleaning ship

3.00pm: Discharged Lieutenant Kendell to hospital

Number on sick list 10


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6 October 1915

Calcutta

Lat 22.55, Long 88.30

Number on sick list 10


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7 October 1915

Calcutta

Lat 22.55, Long 88.30

10.30am: Exercised gun layers & trainers at 6” control

Number on sick list 8


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8 October 1915

Calcutta

Lat 22.55, Long 88.30

am: Exercised gun layers & trainers at 6” control

All day: Employed refitting & painting

3.00pm: Discharged 1 able seaman RNR to hospital

Number on sick list 8


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9 October 1915

Calcutta

Lat 22.55, Long 88.30

9.00am: Aired night clothing

1.00pm: Gave leave to Red & 1st part White watch till 7am, Boys till 7pm

Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 7


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10 October 1915

Calcutta

Lat 22.55, Long 88.30

10.15am: Divine Service

Number on sick list 8


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11 October 1915

Calcutta

Lat 22.55, Long 88.30

am: Exercised gun layers & trainers at 6” control

Number on sick list 10


[Weekday leave rota continues.]


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12 October 1915

Calcutta

Lat 22.55, Long 88.30

10.00am: 6” gun crews at divisional drill

7.00pm: Landed patrol

8.45pm: Landed dockyard patrol

Number on sick list 10


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13 October 1915

Calcutta

Lat 22.55, Long 88.30

6.15am: Pilot came aboard

7.20am: Unmooring

9.15am: Let go moorings, slow ahead both

10.05am: Harbour master left, pilot in charge

4.30pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 15


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14 October 1915

In Hoogley River

Lat 21.5, Long 88.05

9.30am: Weighed & proceeded

2.56pm: Stopped to communicate HMS Laurentic

3.35pm: Proceeded on to pilot boat

4.08pm: Discharged pilot

4.30pm: Proceeded, Eastern Channel Light Vessel bearing N19E

7.19pm: Matlo Light Vessel abeam, N9E, 10’

Number on sick list 14


[Matlo Light Vessel is probably the one indexed as Mutlah Light Vessel at Lat 20º 57’ N, Long 88º 34.5’ E.]


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15 October 1915

Calcutta to Rangoon

Lat 20.5, Long 90.0

Occasional soundings taken

2.00pm: Exercised Red watch at firing morris tube

4.50pm: Quarters, exercised ‘Action’

6.30pm: Lost overboard by accident: 2 1 cwt coal bags

Number on sick list 16


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16 October 1915

Calcutta to Rangoon

Lat 17.22, Long 92.81

4.55pm: Courses various for 1” aiming

Number on sick list 18


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17 October 1915

Calcutta to Rangoon

Lat 14.88, Long 93.75

Soundings taken

2.07am: Observed Alguada Reef Light S60E

4.22am: Alguada Light abeam, 9’

10.00am: Divine Service

10.50am: Courses various approaching Preparis Island

8.07pm: Observed Baragua Light Vessel bearing N19E

8.57pm: Observed Baragua Light Vessel bearing N29W, 9’

10.32pm: Observed Krishna Shoal Light bearing N29E

11.28pm: Observed Krishna Shoal Light abeam

Midnight: Krishna Shoal Light bearing N51W

Number on sick list 20


[Preparis Island is off the coast of Burma at Lat 14.87, Long 93.68.]


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18 October 1915

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

Sounding regularly

8.40am: Embarked pilot & proceeded

10.26am: Rounded Elephant Point

12.42pm: Stopped, harbour pilot boarded

1.11pm: Anchored

1.38pm: Moored to buoy off Barr St No 1 jetty

3.00pm: Coal lighters alongside

Number on sick list 19


[Midweek leave rota resumes.]


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19 October 1915

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

9.15am: Commenced coaling

10.00am: Discharged 1 Master at Arms & 1 able seaman to hospital

4.00pm: Gave leave to Petty Officers & Leading seamen till 9.45pm

5.00pm: Finished coaling

6.00pm: Cleaning ship

Number on sick list 18


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20 October 1915

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

9.00am: Discharged Mr Wilson, Engineering Artificer, to hospital

4.00pm: Gave leave to Red & 1st part White watch till 10pm

Number on sick list 15


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21 October 1915

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

4.00pm: Gave leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch till 10pm

Number on sick list 14


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22 October 1915

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

6.00am: Landed Blue & White watches’ Small Arm Companies. Red watch cleaning ship

6.30am: Sent escort to British India steamer for 2 absentees

8.55am: Joined 2 absentees from Calcutta

11.30am: Exercised control parties

5.00pm: Gave leave to Red & 1st part White watch till 9.45pm

Number on sick list 12


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23 October 1915

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

6.00am: Landed Red watch & Marines Small Arm Companies

12.35pm: Embarked pilot

1.30pm: Slipped buoy & proceeded

4.30pm: Elephant Point abeam

5.30pm: Fairway buoy abeam

5.50pm: Stopped to discharge pilot

6.00pm: China Bakir Light House N60W

9.15pm: Regular soundings

Number on sick list 13


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24 October 1915

On patrol

Lat 15.82, Long 97.62

2.52am: Observed Green Island Light House bearing N46E

5.00am: Green Island Light N72E, Double Island Light S63E

6.30am: Green Island Light N48E, Double Island Light S65E

8.10am: Altered course NE approaching 2 vessels

9.15am: Stopped & anchored

10.30am: Divine Service

Noon: Sounded round ship, least depth found 6½ fathoms

5.10pm: Weighed & proceeded

Lost by accident: 1 24lb lead weight, brass tube, 1 swivel & stray line

10.00pm: Regular soundings

Number on sick list 10


[Green Island Lighthouse is off the coast of Myanmar (Burma) at Lat 16.05, Long 97.65.

Double Island Lighthouse is off the coast of Myanmar (Burma) at Lat 15.87, Long 97.55.]


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25 October 1915

On patrol

Lat 15.05, Long 95.28

Regular soundings all morning

1.50am: Altered course NW meeting HMAS Psyche

9.50am: Observed Alguada Light bearing N28W, 20½’

Number on sick list 12


[HMAS Psyche, 2200 ton cruiser, was launched in 1898 at the Royal Naval Dockyard, Devonport. After serving through WW1 she was sold in 1922 & is part of the OW fleet.]


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26 October 1915

On patrol

Lat 16.73, Long 93.6

1.06am: Alguada Reef Light abeam N43E

2.25pm: Stopped to drop target

2.28pm: Proceeded for target practice

3.45pm: Picked up target

Number on sick list 12


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27 October 1915

On patrol

Lat 18.58, Long 93.38

3.15am: Sounding

4.45am: Beacon Island Light bearing N19E, 20’

5.45am: Beacon Island Light bearing N30E

6.13am: Light House N48E

9.50am: Gunnery training class at instruction

2.00pm: Torpedo training class at instruction

Small arm companies firing Morris tube

5.00pm: Exercised ‘Fire stations’

Number on sick list 9


[Beacon Island is off the coast of Burma (Myanmar) at Lat 18.93, Long 93.45 but its Lighthouse is indexed as Mun Aug.]


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28 October 1915

On patrol

Lat 15.85, Long 94.2

Regular soundings taken

8.30am: Observed Alguada Reef Light House S89E

10.59am: Stopped & anchored

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded

7.15pm: Alguada Light House abeam, 9’

8.10pm: Alguada Light House abeam, 7½’

8.30pm: Diamond Island Light N43E

Alguada N71E

9.18pm: Alguada Light N43E

10.30pm: Cast lead 17 fathoms, Alguada Light bearing N8W, Diamond Island Light N9E

11.30pm: Cast lead 17 fathoms, Alguada Light N39W, Diamond Island Light N14W

Number on sick list 7


[Diamond Island is off the coast of Burma (Myanmar) at Lat 15.87, Long 94.28.]


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29 October 1915

On patrol

Lat 15.32, Long 94.95

Sounding regularly

5.00am: Observed Baragua Light Vessel bearing N75E

6.30am: Baragua Light Vessel abeam, 9’

7.00am: Stopped

9.25am: Proceeded

9.35am: Dropped target, course & speed as requisite for firing 6” sub-calibre

11.55am: Finished firing, proceeded to pick up target

2.00pm: Baragua LV bearing N7W, 8½’

5.00pm: Observed Krishna Shoal Light Vessel bearing N53E, Baragua LV N88W

7.45pm: Krishna LV abeam, 9¾’

8.45pm: Krishna LV bearing N44W, 12’

Sounding regularly

Number on sick list 7


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30 October 1915

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

Sounding regularly

2.30am: Observed China Bakir Light bearing N13E

4.00am: China Bakir Light abeam, 8’

4.10am: Stopped, embarked pilot

4.20am: Proceeded

8.45am: Anchored & secured to buoy

1.00pm: Gave leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch till 7am

Number on sick list 6


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31 October 1915

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

9.45am: Divine Service

1.00pm: Gave leave to Red & 1st part White watch till 6am, Boys till 7pm

Number on sick list 6



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915


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[These are blank or cover pages.]


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1 November 1915

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

6.00am: Blue & White small arm companies landed for drill

1.30pm: Paid monthly money

4.00pm: Quarters. Gave leave to Blue & 2nd part White watches till 9.45pm

Number on sick list 7


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2 November 1915

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

6.00am: Landed Red watch & RMLI [Marines] small arm companies for drill

11.40am: Exercised 6” control parties

4.00pm: Quarters. Gave leave to Red & 1st part White watch till 7am

Number on sick list 7


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3 November 1915

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

9.15am: Divisions, Prayers, physical drill, exercised ‘Fire stations’

10.50am: HMAS Psyche proceeded to sea

2.00pm: Employed cleaning holds & refitting

Training class at torpedo instruction

5.00pm: Gave leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch till 7am

Number on sick list 7


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4 November 1915

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

10.00am: Employed painting & as requisite

Gunnery training class at rifle exercise

Preparing for sea

1.00pm: Joined Mr Wilson, Chief Engine [Room] Artificer from hospital

1.50pm: Embarked pilot

2.20pm: Slipped buoy & proceeded

3.00pm: Secured to no 3 buoy

Number on sick list 6


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5 November 1915

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

10.00am: Exercised ‘Action’

Training class at instruction

2.00pm: Torpedo training class at instruction

Number on sick list 8


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6 November 1915

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

2.20pm: HMS Laurentic arrived

11.55pm: Slipped buoy & proceeded

Number on sick list 6


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7 November 1915

Rangoon to Singapore

Lat 14.87, Long 96.4

2.40am: Rounded Elephant Point

4.10am: Stopped to discharge pilot

5.00am: China Bakir Light bearing N44W

10.00am: Divine Service

Number on sick list 7


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8 November 1915

Rangoon to Singapore

Lat 10.7, Long 97.0

5.25am: Great Western Torres Island bearing S85E

6.10am: Great Western Torres Island abeam, 38’

2.00pm: Lost by accident: 2 1cwt coal bags

Number on sick list 7


[Great Western Torres Islands are off the coast of Burma (Myanmar) at Lat 11.78, Long 97.48.]


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9 November 1915

Rangoon to Singapore

Lat 6.9, Long 98.31

1.15pm: Observed Pulo Rawi bearing S79E

3.30pm: Pulo Rawi N78E, Southern Cape N85E

4.00pm: Quarters, read warrants (no 40 & 41)

10.20pm: Observed Puchat Muka bearing S65E

11.42pm: Puchat Muka Light S70E

Number on sick list 8


[Pulao Rawi is an island off the coast of Thailand at Lat 6.55, Long 99.23.

I cannot find Puchat Muka but there is a lighthouse indexed as Muka Head in Western Malaysia at Lat 5.47, Long 100.18.]


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10 November 1915

Rangoon to Singapore

Lat 3.7, Long 100.33

1.36am: Muka Head Lighthouse abeam N42E, 19½’

Lost by accident: 2 1cwt coral bags

8.00am: Great Buta Mountain bearing N57E

Point Jarak bearing S6E

9.38am: Pula Jarak abeam, 2’

Noon: Pulo Jarak Island N40W

Pulo Buluh Island N34E

5.55pm: One Fathom Bank Light abeam, 2¼’

8.30pm: Observed Rachado Light bearing S66E

10.44pm: Rachado Light abeam, bearing N32E, 3¾’

Number on sick list 7


[Great Buta Mountain may be the headland indexed as Tanjung Batu Kerbau in Malaysia at Lat 4.26, Long 100.54 but the headland is only 61 metres or about 200ft in height.

Point Jarak is probably the high point of the small island referred to as Pulo Jarak later.

Pulau Jarak is an island off the coast of Malaysia at Lat 3.98, Long 100.1.

Pulo Buluh is an island off the coast of Malaysia at Lat 4.0, Long 100.53.

One Fathom Bank Lighthouse is off the coast of Malaysia at Lat 2.88, Long 101.0.

Cape Rachado Light is in the Straits of Malacca at Lat 2.24, Long 101.85.]


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11 November 1915

Rangoon to Singapore

Lat 1.17, Long 103.0

1.12am: Malacca Light @ 6½ distance

2.05am: Pulo Undan Light @ 2¼’ distance

5.35am: Bukit Muar N25W, Mount Formosa N19E, Pulo Pisang Light S66E

6.30am: Pulo Sheilo N14W, Gunong Pengassen N6E, Pulo Pisang S72E

6.58am: Mount Formosa N15W, Pulo Pisang Light House S76E, South Hill Little Karimun S45E

7.30am: Gunung Pengassen N18W, Pulo Pisang S87E, Karimun S56E

8.17am: Pulo Pisang abeam 6’

9.30am: Brother’s abeam 5’

11.35am: Rounded Raffles Island, turned about

12.24pm: Raffles Island abeam, 1’

1.50pm: Stopped for pilot

2.05pm: Entered Keppel Harbour

2.45pm: Secured alongside no 3 wharf

5.00pm: Gave leave to Red & 1st part White watch till 7am

Number on sick list 7

[Malacca Lighthouse is

sometimes indexed as Melaka or St Paul’s and is situated in Malaysia at Lat 2.19, Long 102.25.

Pulau Undan Lighthouse is off the coast of Malaysia at Lat 2.05, Long 102.33.

Bukit Muar is a hill in Malaysia at Lat 1.98, Long 102.68.

Pulo Sheilo is the island indexed as Pulau Sialu off the coast of Malaysia at Lat 1.79, Long 102.89.

Mount Formosa is in Malaysia at Lat 1º 49’N and 41 miles East of Malacca by chronometer, it is now indexed as Bukit Banang at Lat 1.81, Long 102.94.

Gunung Pengassen is the mountain indexed as Bukit Penngaren near to Mount Formosa at Lat 1.83, Long 102.97. The identities are confirmed by the entry in the Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (1965).

Pulau Pisang Lighthouse is off the coast of Malaysia at Lat 1.47, Long 103.25.

Little Karimun is also indexed as Pulau Karimun Kecil in the Riau Islands at Lat 1.15, Long 103.4.

Pulau Karimun (or Great Karimun) is an Indonesian island near to Malaysia at Lat 1.05, Long 103.37.

Raffles Island, the site of a lighthouse, is indexed as Pulau Satumu and lies at Lat 1.16, Long 103.74. It is the most southern islet of Singapore and has also been known as Coney Island.]



THE VOYAGES OF HMS DIANA
Operations off Indonesia and Malaysia

JP map Diana Indonesia and Malaysia

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12 November 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

All day: Employed discharging ammunition & refitting

pm: Dockyard employed making good defects & discharging coal

5.00pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch till 7am

Number on sick list 7


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13 November 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

4.00am: Dockyard men discharging coal

am: Employed refitting, dockyard men making good defects

1.00pm: Make & mend clothes

2.00pm: Watch till 7am, Boys till 7pm

Dockyard making good defects

4.30pm: Fire stations

Number on sick list 6


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14 November 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.15am: Landed Roman Catholics & Presbyterians

8.30am: Landed Chapel parties

10.00am: Divine Service

1.00pm: Gave leave to Blue & White watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

Dockyard men making good defects

Number on sick list 6


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15 November 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.00am: Employed transporting ammunition & refitting

9.10am: Divisions, Prayers. Employed refitting & as requisite

Dockyard making good defects

1.30pm: Employed as in forenoon

Number on sick list 6


[Leave rota continues.]


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16 November 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

All day: Dockyard making good defects

pm: Employed refitting & transporting ammunition

Number on sick list 6


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17 November 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

All day: Employed as requisite, dockyard making good defects

Number on sick list 7


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18 November 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

All day: Employed refitting, dockyard making good defects

Number on sick list 6


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19 November 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

All day: Employed refitting, dockyard making good defects

Number on sick list 6


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20 November 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Employed refitting

All day: ,Dockyard making good defects

Number on sick list 6


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21 November 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.00am: Landed Roman Catholics & Chapel parties

10.00am: Divine Service

Dockyard making good defects

Number on sick list 4


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22 November 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

5.45am: Marines landed for musketry

7.15am: Employed preparing for docking

8.00am: Docking ship

Dockyard making good defects

Number on sick list 4


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23 November 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

Employed refitting & as requisite

Dockyard making good defects

Number on sick list 6


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24 November 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

5.45am: Marines landed for musketry

All day: Employed refitting, dockyard making good defects

Number on sick list 7


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25 November 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

5.45am: Marines landed for musketry

All day: Employed refitting, dockyard making good defects

Number on sick list 3


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26 November 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

5.45am: Marines landed for musketry

All day: Employed refitting, dockyard making good defects

12.30pm: Read warrant no 44

1.00pm: Discharged 1 stoker to Military Detention Barracks

Number on sick list 2


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27 November 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

5.45am: Marines landed for musketry

am: Employed refitting

All day: Dockyard making good defects

1.30pm: Leave to Blue & White watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

Number on sick list 2


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28 November 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.30am: Landed Roman Catholic & Chapel parties

10.00am: Landed Church of England parties

1.30pm: Gave leave to Blue & Red watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

Number on sick list 2


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29 November 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

5.45am: Marines landed for musketry

All day: Employed refitting, dockyard making good defects

4.30pm: Gave leave to Red & White watches till 7am

Number on sick list 2


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30 November 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

5.45am: Marines landed for musketry

All day: Employed testing anchors & refitting, dockyard making good defects

4.30pm: Gave leave to Blue & White watches till 7am

Number on sick list 2



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915


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[These are a cover page & a blank page.]


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1 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

5.45am: Marines landed for musketry

All day: Employed refitting, dockyard making good defects

12.50pm: Paid monthly money

4.30pm: Gave leave to Blue & Red watches till 7am

Number on sick list 4


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2 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

5.45am: Marines landed for musketry

All day: Employed refitting, dockyard making good defects

11.20am: Landed escort

12.50pm: Escort & 2 prisoners returned

Number on sick list 8


[Leave rota continues.]


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3 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

5.45am: Marines landed for musketry

All day: Employed as requisite, dockyard making good defects

Number on sick list 8


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4 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

9.00am: Employed refitting & as requisite, dockyard making good defects

1.30pm: Gave leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

Make & mend clothes

Landed escort for prisoners

3.30pm: Joined 1 prisoner from detention barracks

Number on sick list 3


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5 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.00am: Landed Roman Catholic & Chapel parties

9.45am: Church of England party landed

Number on sick list 4


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6 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Employed refitting & as requisite, dockyard making good defects

1.00pm: Read warrant (no 43), discharged 1 Private RMLI to detention barracks

1.30pm: Employed as in forenoon

4.00pm: Quarters, read warrant (no 44)

Number on sick list 5


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7 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

All day: Employed refitting & as requisite, dockyard making good defects

Transferred 3 pdr gun & fittings to patrol boat “Seagull”

2.00pm: Discharged 1 Private RMLI & 2 carpenter ratings to hospital

Number on sick list 9


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8 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

All day: Employed refitting & as requisite, dockyard making good defects

2.30pm: Read warrant (no 45), discharged 1 prisoner to Detention Barracks

4.00pm: Quarters, read warrant (no 46)

Number on sick list 18


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9 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

All day: Employed refitting & as requisite, dockyard making good defects

1.15pm: Sent advance party to Tanglan Barracks

4.30pm: Sent watch to Tanglan Barracks

Number on sick list 16


[No mention of leave today.

Tanglin Barracks was first built in 1860 on the outskirts of the town.]


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10 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

9.00am: Destroyed cordite charges (26 in no) from 3 pdr sub-calibre cartridges

All day: Employed refitting & as requisite, dockyard making good defects

1.00am: Patrolboat “Seagul[l]” put to sea

3.55pm: HMS Cornwall arrived

5.30pm: Discharged 4 ratings to HMS Cornwall under escort

Number on sick list 10


[HMS Cornwall, 10,000 ton cruiser, was launched in 1902 at the Pembroke Royal Dockyard. She took part in the Battle of the Falklands & the Dardanelles campaign but was sold in 1920. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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11 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Employed refitting & as requisite

All day: Dockyard making good defects

1.30pm: Make & mend clothes

Gave leave to Blue watch till 7am, Boys till 7pm

5.10pm: Discharged 1 Able seaman to Penang

Number on sick list 8


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12 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.00am: Landed Roman Catholic & Chapel parties

10.45am: Landed Church of England party

1.30pm: Gave leave to White watch till 7am, Boys till 7pm

Number on sick list 5


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13 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

All day: Employed refitting & as requisite, dockyard making good defects

1.30pm: Discharged 2 Engine Room Artificers to hospital

4.30pm: Gave leave to Blue watch till 7am

Number on sick list 5


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14 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

9.15am: Joined prisoner from HMS Cornwall

9.30am: Court Martial on board

11.15am: Court Martial finished

All day: Employed refitting & as requisite, dockyard making good defects

Noon: Discharged prisoner to HMS Cornwall

Number on sick list 5


[Leave rota continues.]


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15 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

All day: Employed as requisite, dockyard making good defects

11.00am: French Man of War arrived

4.30pm: Joined 1 prisoner from Detention Barracks

6.15pm: Red watch returned from Tanglan Barracks

Number on sick list 3


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16 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Employed refitting & as requisite

All day: Dockyard making good defects

1.30pm: Landed small arm company & guns’ crews for route march

4.00pm: Read warrant no 47

Gave leave to Red & White watches till 7am

6.50pm: Small Arm Company returned

Number on sick list 5


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17 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Employed refitting & as requisite

All day: Dockyard making good defects

9.30am: Joined 1 prisoner from HMS Cornwall

Noon: Destroyed 16 3 pdr cordite sub-calibre charges

1.30pm: Employed surveying cable, refitting & as requisite

2.40pm: Discharged 1 prisoner to Detention Barracks

3.50pm: White watch proceeded to Tanglan Barracks

Number on sick list 5


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18 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

8.10am: Discharged 1 Able seaman & 1 Signalman to patrol boat “Sri Tunda”

8.35am: “Sri Tunda” put to sea

9.00am: Employed refitting & as requisite

11.00am: Destroyed 16 3 pdr sub-calibre charges

1.00pm: Gave leave to Red watch till 7am

1.30pm: Joined 1 prisoner from Detention Barracks

Discharged 1 Able seaman & 1 stoker to hospital

Number on sick list 5


[Patrol boat “Sri Tunda” was operating in 1913 until 1934 but I have not been able to find details of her construction & dates.]


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19 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.00am: Landed Roman Catholics

7.45am: Landed Chapel parties

10.00am: Landed Church of England party

Joined 2 Ratings from patrol boat “Seagull”

1.30: Gave leave to Blue watch till 7am, Boys till 7pm

Number on sick list 5


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20 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

All day: Employed refitting & dismounting 6" guns, dockyard making good defects

Number on sick list 5


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21 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

10.15am: Discharged 4 ratings to patrol boat “Seagull”

All day: Employed refitting & as requisite, dockyard making good defects

6.15pm: Joined 1 Able Seaman from Tanglan Barracks under escort

Number on sick list 5


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22 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.30am: Employed preparing ship for undocking

7.00am: Commenced to flood dock

9.15am: Proceeded out of dock & berthed alongside no 3 jetty

All day: Employed refitting & as requisite, dockyard making good defects

Number on sick list 7


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23 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Employed refitting & as requisite

All day: Dockyard making good defects

1.30pm: Employed refitting & dismounting 6” guns

2.00pm: Discharged 1 Chief Electrician & 1 Able seaman to hospital

6.00pm: White Watch returned from Tanglin Barracks

9.30pm: Discharged 2 ratings to patrol boat “Sri-Tunda”

Number on sick list 6


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24 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

All day: Employed refitting & as requisite, dockyard making good defects

2.00pm: Joined 4 ratings from patrol boat “Seagull”

5.00pm: Leave to Red & White watch till 11pm

Number on sick list 5


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25 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.30am: Landed Roman Catholics

10.00am: Divine Service

Number on sick list 6


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26 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.00am: Landed Roman Catholics & Chapel parties

10.15am: Divine Service

Number on sick list 8


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27 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Employed refitting & transporting shell, dockyard making good defects

1.00pm: French gunboat arrived

1.30pm: Leave to watch keepers till 7am

Hands employed cleaning ship & shifting shells

2.00pm: Baggage party left for Tanglin Barracks

4.00pm: Evening Quarters, read warrant no 49

Leave to White watch till 7am

Blue watch left for Tanglin Barracks

6.00pm: French gunboat left

Number on sick list 9


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28 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Employed cleaning & refitting ship

1.30pm: Leave to watchkeepers till 7am

4.00pm: One rating joined from Detention Quarters

5.00pm: Leave to Red watch till 7am

Number on sick list 6


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29 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & refitting

2.45pm: Provisions alongside

4.35pm: Red watch provisioning ship

5.00pm: Leave to White watch till 7am

Number on sick list 7


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30 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

9.30am: Japanese cruiser arrived

4.00pm: One prisoner released from cells

Number on sick list 7


[Ship chores & leave rota continue.]


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31 December 1915

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Hands painting ship

Number on sick list 6



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916


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[These pages are cover pages or blank.]


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1 January 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

11.00am: Assistant Paymaster Wilson RNR joined awaiting HMS Cornwall

1.00pm: Leave to Red watch till 7am, Boys till 7.30pm

2.00pm: Discharged two ratings to patrol boat “Rotunda”

4.30pm: Sub Lieutenant McCaul RNR & one rating joined ship

Number on sick list 3


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2 January 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

5.00am: Two ratings returned from “Seagull”

6.00am: Landed Roman Catholics

7.00am: Chapel parties landed

9.50am: RCs returned

9.55am: Landed Church of England party

10.40am: Chapel parties returned

11.30am: C of E party returned

1.00pm: Leave to White watch till 7am, Boys till 7.30am

5.30pm: Blue watch returned from Tanglin Barracks

Number on sick list 4


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3 January 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Hands cleaning & painting ship

Discharged Lieutenant Trinnick RNR to hospital

Noon: Discharged Assistant Paymaster Wilson RNR

5.00pm: Cautioned Mr. H. Kirkwood, Warrant Engineer RNR, for being absent without leave from Midnight 1st - 2nd January to 11pm 2nd January 1916. [Signed] Cradock Nowell, Commander, Commanding Officer, PB Park Lieutenant, RNR. H.Kirkwood Warrant Engineer


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4 January 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.30am: Employed provisioning ship & getting in stores

All day: Employed provisioning & as requisite, dockyard making good stores

1.45pm: Discharged 1 Chief Engine Room Artificer & 1 Boy to hospital

Number on sick list 8


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5 January 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

All day: Employed provisioning ship & getting in stores, dockyard making good defects

Lost by accident during landing party for Inspection Governor] of Singapore:

Sword Bayonet for Japanese Rifle, 1 in no

Scabbard for Japanese Rifle, 1 in no

Magazines for Japanese Rifle, 1 in no

4.00pm: Quarters, read warrant no 50

Number on sick list 7


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6 January 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

10.15am: Joined 3 prisoners from SS Klang

All day: Employed painting ship & as requisite, dockyard making good defects

2.00pm: Discharged, 1 1st class Petty Officer, 1 stoker Petty Officer & 1 Able Seamen to hospital

4.00pm: Quarters, read warrants no 51 to 56

Number on sick list 12


[SS Klang, 1451 tons, was built in 1911 & operated a ferry service between Singapore & Penang. An unfortunate post-war incident occurred on board the SS Klang in which some 8 people were murdered by an assailant who was later killed by the police when he would not surrender.]


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7 January 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.00am: Landed small arm companies of Red & White watches for drill

All day: Employed drawing stores, refitting & as requisite, dockyard making good defects

1.30pm: Joined 1 stoker from hospital

Number on sick list 10


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8 January 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.30am: Landed Red & Blue watch small arm companies for drill

9.00am: Employed refitting & painting, dockyard making good defects

Officers attending Court Martial on HMAS Encounter

1.30pm: Gave leave to Blue & White watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

4.30pm: Joined 1 Able Seaman from hospital

5.30pm: Discharged 1 Able Seaman & 1 Signalman to patrol boat “Sri Tunda”

Number on sick list 8


[HMAS Encounter, 5880 ton cruiser, was launched in 1902 at Devonport Dockyard. She was originally part of the Australia Squadron of the Royal Navy but transferred to the Royal Australian Navy during WW1. She was renamed HMAS Penguin in 1923 when she became a submarine depot ship. She was decommissioned in 1929 and scuttled off Sydney in 1932. She is now a popular diving site.]


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9 January 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.00am: Landed Roman Catholic & Chapel parties

10.00am: Landed Church of England party for Divine Service

1.00pm: Received 10 cases of medical stores from HMS Cadmus

Joined 1 Able Seaman & 1 Signalman from patrol boat “Seagull”

Gave leave to Red & White watches till 6.30am, Boys till 7pm

Number on sick list 10


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10 January 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.30am: Red & White small arm companies landed for drill

All day: Employed refitting & as requisite, dockyard making good defects

pm: Joined 1 RMLI [marine] from Detention Barracks

Discharged 1 Able seaman to Detention Barracks

5.00pm: Discharged 1 Leading seaman to HMS Cadmus

Joined 1 Petty Officer I from HMS Cadmus, 2 Able seamen from Tanglin Barraks


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11 January 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.30am: Red & Blue small arm companies landed for drill

All day: Employed painting & refitting, dockyard making good defects

2.00pm: Joined 5 Ratings from hospital

4.30pm: Joined 1 Leading stoker & 1 stoker from HMS Cadmus absentees

10.00pm: Joined 1 stoker & 1 RMLI [marine] absentees from HMS Cadmus


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12 January 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.30am: White & Blue small arm companies landed for drill

All day: Employed refitting & as requisite, dockyard making good defects

4.30pm: Joined 2 wireless & 1 signal rating from HMS Fame

Number on sick list 7


[HMS Fame, 272 ton destroyer, was launched in 1896 by John Thorneycroft, Chiswick. She spent most of her career on the China Station and was sold in 1920. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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13 January 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.30am: Red & White small arm companies landed for drill

7.45am: Commenced coaling

9.00am: Joined 3 Able seamen & 2 Stokers from SS Klang

Joined Lieutenant Trinnick from hospital

1.30pm: Finished coaling, tugs came alongside

2.20pm: Proceeded from no 3 wharf assisted by tugs to no 8 wharf

3.10pm: Made fast alongside no 8 wharf, commenced coaling

3.45pm: Joined 1 Engineering sub-lieutenant, 1 RMLI & 1 Shipwright from HMS Cornwall

Number on sick list 6


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14 January 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

12.10am: Finished coaling

am: Employed cleaning ship

1.30pm: Employed painting ship, joined 1 Engine Room Artificer & 1 Carpenter’s mate from hospital

5.00pm: Ammunition lighter came alongside

Number on sick list 8


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15 January 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Employed taking in ammunition

Noon: Joined Mr. Dobern, Surgeon RN, 1 Sergeant RMLI [marine] from Hospital

12.30pm: Received 3 pdr gun from “Seagull”

Discharged 2 Ratings to Detention Barracks

Employed taking in ammunitions & provisions

2.30pm: Slipped from West Wharf & proceeded to anchorage

3.30pm: Proceeded out of Keppel Harbour to turn ship

3.45pm: Passed Tangon Blayer

3.55pm: Swung round & proceeded through Keppel Harbour to anchorage

4.25pm: Cleared Tangon Blayer wharves

4.55pm: Anchored

Joined 2 ratings from hospital

Number on sick list 15


[Tangong Blayer is now indexed as Tanjong Blayer/ Berlayer/ Belayar and an obelisk placed there used to mark the southernmost point on the Asian mainland.]


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16 January 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.00am: Landed Roman Catholics

10.00am: Divine Service

1.30pm: Gave leave to Red & 1st part White watch till 11.00pm

5.00pm: Provided ammunition for all guns

Number on sick list 14


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17 January 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

9.15am: Weighed & proceeded

9.30-11.05am: Adjusting compasses & swinging for deviation

11.05am: Proceeded to carry out full speed trial

12.26pm: Bartu Baranti Light House abeam, 1’; Started trial

1.03pm: Raffles abeam, 1’

1.23pm: Tree Island Shoal abeam, ¾’

3.24pm: Raffles Light House abeam

3.53pm: Bartu Baranti Light House abeam

5.00pm: Finished trial

5.27pm: Anchored

Total distance during trial 72.5 miles. Total time 3 [hours] 57m[inutes] = 18.3 knot average speed


[Bartu Baranti Light was more correctly Batu Berhanti Light which has now been replaced by a light buoy. However, this buoy commissioned in 1992, situated at Lat 1.186, Long 103.88, seems to be vulnerable to collisions as can be seen in the report commissioned in 2015.

The location of Tree Island Shoal or Bank is detailed in an 1827 sailing guide although many of the islands mentioned have also changed their names.]


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18 January 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

9.30am: Out fire engine, kedge anchor & diving gear

All day: Employed painting & as requisite

5.00pm: Gave leave to Blue & 1st part White watch till 6.30am

Number on sick list 12


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19 January 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

9.30am: General drill. Out fire engine, closed water tight doors, placed collision mat, dropped port life buoy & exercised sea boat’s crew

1.30pm: Employed painting & as requisite

Lost by accident: 1 paint brush

4.30pm: Gave leave to Red & 1st part White watch till 6.30am

7.00pm: Joined 1 Engine Room Artificer from hospital

Number on sick list 8


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20 January 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical drill.

Read Quarterly Court Martial returns

9.30am: Employed clearing fore provision room & refitting

11.00am: Captain Hutton & staff rejoined ship

1.30pm: Make & mend clothes

2.00pm: Discharged Fleet Surgeon Ross RN to P&O "Navara"

5.00pm: Discharged 1 Private RMLI [marine] & 1 Domestic 2nd Class to P&O “Narava”

Gave leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch till 6.30am

Number on sick list 5


[SS Navara was the SS Novara, 6875 tons, & was built in 1912 by Caird & Co, Greenock, for P&O Lines. She was scrapped in 1932.]


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21 January 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.00am: Coal lighters alongside

8.15am: Commenced coaling

9.00am: Employed provisioning & as requisite

2.20pm: Finished coaling

3.45pm: Cleaning ship.

Discharged 5 ratings to HMS Encounter for HMS Cadmus

5.00pm: Varuna Tug secured to stern to swing for adjusting compasses

6.00pm: Gave leave to Red & 1st part White watch till 9.45pm

6.35pm: Cast off tug

7.45pm: Joined interpreter from shore

Number on sick list 6


[“Varuna”, 313 tons, was built in Singapore in 1907. She stayed in the register until the 1940s.]


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22 January 1916

At sea

Lat 0.58, Long 103.85

6.20am: Weighed & proceeded

6.48am: West St John’s Island abeam, ½’

7.26am: Raffles Light House abeam, 1’

7.42am: Round Island abeam

9.20am: Middleburgh Reef S72W

10.05am: Point Penangkat

11.25am: North Brother N28W

Noon: South Brother Light House S61W, False Dulian Island Peak N77W, Great Dulian Island N45W

4.29pm: Buaya Island N36E

Silenseng Island N34E

7.00pm: Muchi Island S89E

7.15pm: Muchi Island N13E

8.15pm: Berhal Light bearing S54E


[Middleburgh Reef is described in this excerpt from a 19th century sailing guide. Unfortunately I have not been able to locate the modern names. Another description is given in this sailing guide.

Point Penangkat may refer to Pulau Pelangkat at Lat 0.75, Long 103.58.

North Brother is probably Pulau Rukan Utara at Lat 0.62, Long 103.76.

South Brother is probably Pulau Rukan Selatan at Lat 0.54, Long 103.77.

False Dulian Island is False Durian Island now indexed as Pulau Sanglang Besar at Lat 0.62, Long 103.69.

Great Dulian Island is Great Durian Island now indexed as Pulau Durian Besar at Lat 0.71, Long 103.72.

Buaya Island is indexed as Pulau Buaya in Indonesia at Lat 0.59, Long 103.

Silenseng Island is Pulau Selinsing in Indonesia at Lat 0.31, Long 104.12.

Muchi Island may be the island indexed as Pulau Muci in Indonesia at Lat 0.54, Long 104.93.

Berhal Light is probably on Pulau Berhala at Lat 0.86, Long 104.41 but there are several islands of the same name in this general area which have had lights on them at different times.]


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23 January 1916

At sea

Lat -3.85, Long 105.97

1.30am: Sounding every half hour

3.50am: Observed Tg Klan Light bearing S35E

5.26am: Kalian Pass 7½’

6.58am: Amelia Buoy 1½’

7.30am: Amelia Buoy N63W

Bucket Belu N20W

8.56am: West Nanka Light N61E, 6¾’

9.56am: West Nanka Light N2W

Groot Nanka Island N31E

Tangzone Kesugian N31W

10.00am: Divine Service

11.00am: Kanga Tambaga Gas Buoy 1’

11.40am: Pangong Point 3½’

12.11pm: Nemesis Bank Buoy distance 1’

12.50pm: Discharged 16 rounds of 3pdr sub-calibre Lot WA788

12.53pm: Point Besar Light House 2½’

1.15pm: Pulo Darwin abeam 3½’

2.00pm: Lucipara Island Peak S31W,

Tobo Ali Lama Peak S76E

Gadong Peak N66E

3.00pm: Dapur Island Light House abeam, 5’

4.43pm: Tobo Ali Lame bearing N16W, 16’

Number on sick list 4


[Tg Klan Light is probably Tg Kelian Lighthouse in Indonesia at Lat 2.08, Long 105.13.

Amelia Bank Buoy is in Indonesia at Lat 2° 13’N, Long 105°18’E.

Bukit Belo is described in this 19th century sailing guide and may correspond to the place indexed as Bukit Ubar at Lat -2.05, Long 106.33.

West Nanka Lighthouse is in Indonesia at Lat -2.38, Long 105.75.

Tanjong Kesugian (or 3rd Point) is described in this 1896 sailing guide. There is a buoy moored off the point now indexed as Tanjong Selokan 2º 23’S 106º 37’E.

Karang Tembaga is at 2⁰ 41’S, 106⁰ 51’E and the black painted buoy is moored off the western edge of the 1¼ fathom line.

Tanjong Pangong or Pangong Point is described in this 1852 edition of the India Directory.

Nemesis Bank Buoy is in the Banka Strait at Lat 2º 52¾’S, Long 105º 59½’E.

Point Besar Lighthouse is possibly the one indexed as Pulau Besar Lighthouse at Lat -2.88, 106.19.

Pulo Darwin may have been a mis-hearing of Pulo Dahun described in a journal of 1861 and may be the point indexed as Pulau Batubedaun at Lat -2.9, Long 106.23.

Lucipara Island is in the Banka Strait at Lat -3.22, Long 106.22.

Toboali Port is in Indonesia at Lat 3.02, Long 106.45. The Toboali Lama Peak is SExE½E and Gadong Peak NE⅔E.

Dapur Light is in Indonesia at Lat -3.13, Long 106.52.]


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24 January 1916

At sea

Lat -5.6, Long 106.1

2.45am: Etna Bank Light

3.08am: Etna Bank bearing South

Arnemuiden Bank bearing West

5.10am: Arnemuiden Light abeam

10.10am: Exercised ‘Action’

Noon: Mount Gedeh S5W, Thwartway Island Peak S35W, Rimau Island Rock S50W

1.00pm: Button Island S18W, Merak Island S86W, Mount Gedeh S18W

3.10pm: Pebelkon S80E, Mount Gedeh S10W, Mount Endona S44W, Knobbelberg N72W

3.25pm: Daw Island bearing E

3.33pm: Observed North Watcher Lighthouse distance 20’

4.45pm: West Island bearing S73E, Mount Gedeh S11W

8.23pm: North Watcher S89W, 6½’

11.30pm: North Watcher S55W

Number on sick list 7


[Arnemuiden Bank Light was established in 1909 at Lat 5º 12¾’S Long 106º 44½’E.

Etna Bank lies 13 miles E by S from Arnemuiden Rock but I cannot find a lighthouse.

Mount Gedeh is in Indonesia at Lat -5.92, Long 106.05.

Navigating through this area in the days of sail is described by Horsburgh.

Thwartway Island is in Indonesia at Lat -5.95, Long 105.85 and seems to also be indexed as Pulau Sangiang.

Rimau Island Rock is indexed as Pulau Rimaubalak, one of the Zutphen Islands. It lies at Lat -5.86, Long 105.78.

Button Island is indexed as Pulau Tampurung and is at Lat -5.88, Long 105.93.

Pabelokan Island, indexed as Pulau Pabelokan Besar, is in Indonesia at Lat -5.48, Long 106.40.

Daw Island is probably one of the Dua Islands, possibly the one indexed as Pulau Dua Timur at Lat -5.42, Long 106.49.

North Watcher Lighthouse is indexed as Jaga Utara and is at Lat -5.2, Long 106.47.

There are 3 Merak Islands; I think this one is Pulau Merak at Lat -5.93, Long 106.]


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25 January 1916

At sea

Lat -5.65, Long 107.86

am: Occasional soundings

11.00am: South Watcher bearing S70W

4.00pm: Quarters, Fire stations, read warrants (no 56 to 64 inclusive)

5.50pm: South Watcher Island abeam, 10½’

6.07pm: South Watcher bearing N87W

6.30pm: Edam Island S26½W, South Watcher N85W

7.30pm: Edam Island S52W

9.00pm: Occasional soundings

Number on sick list 5


[South Watcher is indexed as Pulau Peniki at Lat -5.7, Long 106.7.

Edam Island is described as being ESE of Pulo Dapur. Pulau Dapur lies at Lat -5.92, Long 106.72. The lighthouse is indexed as Damar Besar or Edam Light at Lat -5.95, Long 106.83.]


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26 January 1916

At sea

Lat -6.74, Long 109.8

12.20am: Observed Boompyer Light bearing S64½E

2.10am: Boompyers abeam, 6’

All day: Occasional soundings

8.10pm: Mandalike Light abeam, 11½’

Number on sick list 3


[Boompyers Light probably refers to the lighthouse called Boompjes Eiland by the Dutch and now indexed as Pulau Rakit. It lies at Lat -5.95, Long 108.38.

Mandalike Lighthouse is probably the one indexed as Pulau Mondoliko at Lat -6.38, Long 110.93.]


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27 January 1916

At sea

Lat -6.5, Long 112.77

Occasional soundings

am: 6” crews at deflection trainer

4.00pm: Quarters, exercised ‘Abandon ship’

6.48pm: Observed Pilot Vessel Light bearing S56W

Number on sick list 3


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28 January 1916

At sea

Lat -6.77, Long 112.5

Occasional soundings

7.50am: Exercised ‘Action’ & ‘Night Defence Stations’

9.00am: Banjuleig [Banjulegi] bearing S24W, Surabaya Light Vessel S7E

9.30am: Surabaya Light Vessel S23½, Sau Point S9W, Dood Cisten Hill [Dood-Kisten]S43W

11.18am: Light Buoy S5E

11.30am: Bamuleif Buoy S18E, Dood Kisten Hill S11W

3.17pm: Altered course to intercept SS Charon

5.45pm: Panka Point S14W, Gosari Hill S27W, Malang Hill S35W

6.12pm: Surabaya Light Vessel S25E, Bulu Point S1W

6.40pm: Surabaya Light Vessel bearing South, 7½’

Number on sick list 4


[Surabaya Lightship is approximately Lat -6.8, Long 112.7 off Surabaya, Java

‘Four miles westward of the [Panka] Point are two flat-top hills, named Dood-kisten (coffins), the northern, Banjulegi, is 420 feet high, and the southern, Gosari, 360 feet. On Banjulegi is a small white pyramid, which may be seen in clear weather 12 miles, and on Gosari are a few trees. Two miles farther west is Malang, of 459 feet, with a square flat top. These hills are good marks for recognizing Ujong Panka, and in the northwestern monsoon it is advisable to sight them before nightfall...’

white buoy marking the northern edge of the bank of Ujong Panka, moored 5.4 miles 32 degrees from the pyramid on Banjulegi hill. It exhibits an occulting white light’

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951001998028y;view=1up;seq=87

Sau Point is probably now indexed as Tanjung Sawo in Indonesia at Lat -7.06, Long 112.65.

SS Charon, 2682 tons, was built in 1903 and owned jointly by the Blue Funnel Line & West Australia SN Co. She was sold in 1925 & renamed “Yuan Lee”.]

Panka Point or Cape Pangka is indexed as Ujung Pangkah in Java at Lat -6.85, Long 112.55.

The location of Bulu Point is described in this pilot guide but I have not found its current name.]


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29 January 1916

At sea

Lat -5.86, Long 113.19

Occasional soundings

12.10am: Light vessel abeam, 10’

3.15am: Light vessel abeam, 12’, bearing S3W

8.00am: Gili Island N3E, West Point, Bawean Island N35W

11.25pm: Cape Selatan Light bearing N72E

Number on sick list 3


[Pulau Bawean is at Lat -5.77, Long 112.67.

Gili is an islet at -5.80. Long 112.77.

Cape Selatan Lighthouse is indexed as Tanjung Selatan at Lat -4.18, Long 114.65.]


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30 January 1916

At sea

Lat -3.88, Long 114.12

7.00am: Tanjung Selatan Light House S81E, Datu Island N52E, Seniang Hill N29E

9.40am: Light Vessel N37E, Bira Mountain S44E, Benuah Tenga S70E

11.50am: Divine Service

Occasional soundings

Number on sick list 4


[Datu Island is indexed as Pulau Datu in Indonesia at Lat -4.06, Long 114.62.

Seniang Hill may be indexed as Gunung Seniang and lies at Lat -3.87, Long 114.67.

Bira Mountain may be indexed as Gunung Bira at lies at Lat -3.76, Long 97.97 and is 3553 ft high.

Benua Tengah is a hill in Indonesia at Lat 3.86, Long 114.67.]


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31 January 1916

At sea

Lat -3.85, Long 114.47

Occasional soundings

4.20am: Observed Selatan Light N59E

6.10am: Selatan Light House abeam, 10’

9.55am: Boarded SS Schouten, Dutch

11.10am: Seaboat returned

Noon: Sarang Manino Mountain N60E, Berana Tengah S89E [Benua Tengah?], Bira Mountain S51E

2.00pm: Carried out cannon aiming firing with 6” guns

4.50pm: Target aboard

5.15pm: Boarding party left to board SS Senang, Dutch

6.25pm: Seaboat returned, proceeded

7.10pm: Stopped, lowered seaboat & boarded SS Elok

7.55pm: Boarding party returned, proceeded

Number on sick list 4


[SS Schouten, 1784 tons, was built in 1912 by Maatschappij Fijenoord, Rotterdam, for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was taken over by the Dutch Navy in 1941, scuttled in 1942, raised & repaired by the Japanese in 1943 and sunk by an American Submarine in 1945.

SS Senang, 1207 tons, was built in 1914 by the Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co Ltd, Hong Kong for Borneo-Sumatra Trading. She hit a mine in 1942 and sank with 54 casualties.

SS Elok may have been the SS Elout, 1797 tons, built in 1910 by Maatschappij Fijenoord, Rotterdam, for Koninklijke Paketvaart Mij. She was sunk in an air-raid in 1942 but no lives were lost.]



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916


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1 February 1916

At sea

Lat -4.13, Long 112.08

10.00am: Employed as requisite, 6” guns crews at deflection trainer

11.00am: Changed over to hand steering gear

11.15am: Changed over to steam

2.50-3.15pm: For exercise changed over to hand steering gear

4.15pm: For exercise changed over to hand steering gear

8.20pm: Regular soundings

Number on sick list 3


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2 February 1916

At sea

Lat -2.53, Long 109.37

Frequent soundings

10.00am: Exercised ‘Action’ & changing from hand to steam & steam to hand steering gear

4.15pm: Dropped target

4.24pm: Commenced firing from 6” & 12pdr cannon aiming

4.40pm: Finished firing

7.47pm: Serutu Light abeam, 5’

8.55pm: Serutu Island bearing S88E

9.55pm: Serutu Island bearing S60E

Number on sick list 4


[Serutu Light is indexed as Palau Serutu Lighthouse off the coast of Borneo at Lat -1.72, Long 108.72.

Serutu Island is indexed as Pulau Serutu at Lat -1.7, Long 108.75.]


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3 February 1916

At sea

Lat 0.1, Long 108.97

Regular sounding

6.40am: Observed Pulo Datu Island bearing N13E

Noon: Pulo Datu N87W, Pulo Temagu N17W, Mount Raga N44E

2.00pm: Stopped for firing practice. Lowered steam cutter for towing target

3.00pm: 6” & 12pdr guns’ crews firing 1” aiming

4.00pm: Ceased firing, steam cutter returned with target

One half hundred weight sinker lost overboard

4.20pm: Steam cutter & target hoisted aboard

8.35pm: Commenced night firing practice

9.05pm: Finished firing

Number on sick list 5


[Pulo Temagu is indexed at Pulau Temadju in Indonesia at Lat 0.48, Long 108.8.

Mount Raga is probably the Indonesian hill indexed as Gunung Raya at Lat 0.36, Long 109.24.]


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4 February 1916

At sea

Lat 0.22, Long 108.91

Lost by accident: Head pieces, pattern 556, 1 in no, Receiver telephone, pattern 555, 2 in no

8.45am: Exercised ‘Action’, carried out target practice with 6" & 12pdr guns 1" aiming

11.30am: Finished firing, hoisted in steam cutter & target

Noon: Pulo Datu S72W, Pulo Sitinjam N49W, Pulo Tamaju N13W [probably Pulau Temadju]

1.23pm: Swinging ship for deviation

5.35pm: Pulo Datu N78W, Pulo Tamaju N18W, Baket Lamen N40E

Number on sick list 4


[Pulau Sitinjam is in Indonesia at Lat 0.37, Long 108.75.

Baket Lamen is probably the Indonesian hill indexed as Bukit Lamen at Lat 0.23, Long 109.12.]


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5 February 1916

At sea

Lat 1.63, Long 107.73

5.00am: Observed St Pierre Island Light bearing N34E

6.00am: Light House abeam, N32E, 1’

pm: Make & mend clothes

4.30pm: Mendarik Island bearing S31W, 9’

10.00pm: Lost by accident by accident while sponging out guns:

Cleaners pasabas 1 in no

Spindle cleaners BS 6” 1 in no

Staves end no 14 BS 6” 1 in no

Staves intermediate BS 6” 2 in no

Number on sick list 3


[St Pierre Island Light is described in this sailing guide. It may have been placed on the island now indexed as Pulau Merundung at Lat 2.07, Long 109.1.

Pulau Mendarik is at Lat 1.32, Long 107.04.]


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6 February 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.26, Long 104.04

2.15am: Stopped to examine Dutch SS Brouwer

3.30am: Proceeded

9.43am: Observed Horsburgh Light House S12E, 2’

10.00am: Divine Service

10.42am: Barbuka bearing N26W, 7½’

Noon: Fort Cannon Light House N83W, Tanjong Burong S40E, Johor Hill N28E

3.00pm: Secured ship alongside West Wharf

3.30pm: Preparing for coaling

4.00pm: Commenced coaling

8.30pm: Closed B & C doors

Number on sick list 3


[SS Brouwer, 559 tons, was built in 1898 by Huyghens & Van Gelder, Amsterdam, for the Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was scrapped in Singapore in 1930.

Horsburgh Lighthouse is in Singapore at Lat 1.32, Long 104.4.

Barbuka may have referred to Barbukit Hill, which seems to correspond to the present day Bukit Pelali at Lat 1.40, Long 104.2.

Fort Cannon Lighthouse is probably Fort Canning Lighthouse situated at Lat 1.29, Long 103.84.

Tanjong Burong is described with reference to Rosa Rock. It seems to correspond to present day Tanjung Babi at Lat 1.2, Long 104.1.

Johor Hill is labelled on this map. It seems to correspond to Bukit Pengerang at Lat 1.38, Long 104.1.]


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7 February 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

2.30am: Finished coaling

5.20am: Cleaning ship

6.55am: Pilot on board

7.05am: Let go from wharf, swung ship assisted by tugs

7.20am: Slipped tugs, proceeded to Roads

7.40am: Anchored

10.03am: Joined 2 Stokers from Detention Barracks for HMS Cornwall

11.30am: Joined Mr Whittaker, Chief Artificer Engineer

4.30pm: Gave leave to Red & 1st part White watch till 6.30am

5.00pm: Joined 2 able seamen from Detention Barracks for HMS Cadmus

Number on sick list 3


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8 February 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

All day: Employed painting ship

2.00pm: Discharged 1 Leading signalman to hospital

Number on sick list 2


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9 February 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

4.00pm: Quarters, read warrants no 65, 66, 67

Gave leave to Red & 1st part White watch till 6.30am

Number on sick list 2


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10 February 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Exercised boats’ crews sailing

4.00pm: Quarters, read warrant no 68 & 69

Gave leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch till 9.45pm

Lost by accident – 1 in no

Hammer fitter’s ½lb patt 1450

Turnscrews 4” patt 2389

Dividers spring patt 1075

Spanner 8” patt 1450

Number on sick list 2


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11 February 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.00am: General drill ‘Out sheet anchor’

7.00am: Employed replacing gear

8.00am: Dressed ship overall

2.00pm: Employed clearing chain locker & as requisite

Ordinary seamen at instruction

5.00pm: Gave leave to Red & 1st part White watch till 9.45pm

6.30pm: Undressed ship

Number on sick list 2


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12 February 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.00am: General drill ‘Out sheet anchor’

7.00am: Replaced gear

Lost by accident overboard: Brace Ratchet Pattern 1065a 1 in no

Drills cast steel Pattern 1076f 1 in no

2.00pm: Make & mend clothes

8.30pm: Closed B & C doors, ready guns cleared away

Number on sick list 3


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13 February 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.00am: Landed Roman Catholics & Chapel parties

10.15am: Divine Service

1.00pm: Gave leave to Red & 1st part White watch till 6.30am

8.30pm: Ready guns cleared away

Number on sick list 3


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14 February 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

5.00am: Aired bedding

am: Employed mustering bedding & as requisite

pm: Employed ordinary seamen at physical drill, remainder as requisite

Discharged Mr Healey, Bos’n & 8 ratings to HMAS Warrego, Mr Mowatt, sub Engineer & 3 ratings to accommodation on shore

4.00pm: Quarters, released 1 cell prisoner, read warrant no 70

6.05pm: Weighed & proceeded

7.12pm: Raffles abeam, 1’ distant

7.40pm: Tree Island Light abeam, 1½’ distant

9.20pm: Pobsifa Light S8W, 2½’

11.40pm: [Pulau] Pisang Light S80E

Number on sick list 3


[HMAS Warrego, 700 ton destroyer, was built in 1911 at the Fairfield Yard, Govan. She was first decommissioned in 1920 but only scrapped in 1930. She is part of the OW fleet.

Raffles Lighthouse was built on Pulau Satumu which means One Tree Island. Therefore this is probably another reference to Raffles Lighthouse.]


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15 February 1916

On patrol

Lat 2.77, Long 101.13

1.10am: Shials Light N38E, 8½’

4.30am: Undan Light abeam, 5’

5.20am: Malacca Light abeam, 9’

5.30am: Rachada Light bearing N39W

7.55am: Rachada Light abeam, 8’

Noon: One Fathom [Bank] Light House N52W, Salet Koung N76E, Bukit Jugra N31E

1.25pm: One Fathom Bank Light House East, 6¾’

8.22pm: Pulo Jarak abeam N46E, 7’

Number on sick list 3


[Shials Light is probably Pulau Sialu in West Malaysia at Lat 1.78, Long 102.88.

Salet Koung is probably a mis-spelling of Selat Kering. However Selat Kering is a narrow channel between two islands and I think the log may refer to Pulau Selat Kering, the northern island which lies at Lat 2.94, Long 101.25.

Bukit Jugra is a hill in Malaysia at Lat 2.83, Long 101.42.]


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16 February 1916

On patrol

Lat 5.37, Long 98.12

8.35pm: Stopped for night firing

9.55pm: Targets aboard, resumed course

Number on sick list 3


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17 February 1916

On patrol

Lat 8.7, Long 95.25

8.45pm: Exercised night firing 1" aiming rifle

10.00pm: Resumed course

Number on sick list 3


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18 February 1916

Singapore to Port Blair

Lat 11.57, Long 92.83

Noon: Rutland Island Peak S43W

2.08pm: Anchored

6.40pm: Posted sentries on fore & aft bridges

9.30pm: Ready guns & searchlights cleared away

Number on sick list 3


[Rutland Island is one of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, part of India, at Lat 11.42, Long 92.17.]


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19 February 1916

Port Blair

Lat 11.7, Long 92.8

6.00am: Coal lighters alongside

7.45am: Commenced coaling

am: Employed oiling wire hawsers & as requisite

1.00pm: Make and mend clothes

9.40pm: Completed with coal 220 tons

10.00pm: Ready guns and searchlights cleared away

Number on sick list 3


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20 February 1916

Port Blair

Lat 11.7, Long 92.8

am: Aired night clothing

pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch from 3.30 to 7pm

9.00pm: Ready guns & searchlights cleared away

Number on sick list 3


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21 February 1916

Port Blair

Lat 11.7, Long 92.8

10.00am: Divine Service

pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watch from 3.30 to 6.40pm

9.00pm: Ready guns & searchlights cleared away

Number on sick list 4


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22 February 1916

Port Blair

Lat 11.7, Long 92.8

6.00am: Exercised seamen at boat pulling

am: Employed White watch at loader, training class at signals, remainder repairing coal bags & as requisite

pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch 4.30 to 7pm

9.00pm: Prepared for night defence, placed sentries

Number on sick list 5


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23 February 1916

Port Blair

Lat 11.7, Long 92.8

am: Divisions, prayers and physical drill. Red watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

9.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 5


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24 February 1916

Port Blair

Lat 11.7, Long 92.8

am: Blue watch at loader drill, training class at instruction, remainder scrubbing canvas & as requisite

5.00pm: Prepared boats for sea

6.00pm: Placed armed entries on bridges

8.30pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 3


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25 February 1916

Port Blair

Lat 11.63, Long 92.84

9.00am: Weighed & proceeded to sea to carry out sub-calibre practice

4.30 - 5.20pm: Swung ship for compass deviations

9.00pm: Exercised searchlight control

Number on sick list 3


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26 February 1916

On patrol

Lat 9.52, Long 93.28

7.00pm: Read warrant no 71

8.45pm: Night firing with 1” aiming

9.50pm: Resumed course & speed

Number on sick list 3


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27 February 1916

On patrol

Lat 11.2, Long 93.72

10.15am: Church on Quarter Deck

Number on sick list 3


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28 February 1916

Port Blair

Lat 11.7, Long 92.8

6.52am: Sir Hugh Ross Island abeam, distance 13½’

8.10am: Entered Port Blair harbour

9.00am: Secured to Coal Wharf

9.30am: Commenced coaling ship

1.45pm: Completed with coal forward

3.58pm: Left wharf and proceeded out of harbour

Number on sick list 3


[Sir Hugh Ross Island is Sir Hugh Rose Island, an uninhabited island which is part of the Ritchie Archipelago itself a part of the Nicobar & Andaman Islands. Sir Hugh Rose was a distinguished army officer who was Commander-in-Chief of India. The island is at Lat 11.78, Long 93.08.]


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29 February 1916

On patrol

Lat 8.22, Long 94.93

4.05am: Log foul, hauled in and restreamed

Number on sick list 3



LOGS FOR MARCH 1916


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1 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 5.98, Long 95.11

4.45am: Sighted SS Derwent

5.21am: Stopped, boarded SS Derwent

6.13am: Resumed course

7.10am: Took station 4 cables on starboard beam of “Derwent”

10.24am: Ujong Tapa Jagai Light House abeam, 5¼’

11.55am: Pulo Rondo Island abeam 5½’

7.30pm: Darkened ship

11.00pm: Observed Pulo Weh Light S18W

Number on sick list 3


[SS Derwent may have been the ship of 2471 tons built in 1879 by Robert Thompson Jr, Southwick. She was registered in Hong Kong in 1916 and was only scrapped in 1930.

Ujong Tapa Jagai Lighthouse is probably Ujong Tapagaya Lighthouse in Aceh indexed as Le Meule Lighthouse. It lies at Lat 5.9, Long 95.33.

Pulau Rondo is in Indonesia at Lat 6.08, Long 95.11.

Pulo Weh Lighthouse is indexed as Pulau Klah at Lat 5.89, Long 95.3.]


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2 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 5.57, Long 94.40

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised ‘Fire Stations’

Number on sick list 3


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3 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 4.1, Long 90.37

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised ‘Collision stations’

7.00pm: Altered course, left SS Derwent

Number on sick list 3


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4 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 6.68, Long 90.68

Number on sick list 3


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5 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 9.17, Long 92.45

Number on sick list 4


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6 March 1916

Port Blair

Lat 11.7, Long 92.8

Occasional soundings

6.00am: Observed Ross Island Light House West

7.00am: Stopped, lowered steam cutter

7.30am: Secured to Coal Wharf

7.55am: Commenced coaling

1.30pm: Discharged one stoker to hospital

3.15pm: Completed with coal 290 tons

3.30pm: Cast off from wharf & proceeded to anchorage

4.35pm: Anchored

8.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 6


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7 March 1916

Port Blair

Lat 11.7, Long 92.8

pm: Employed cleaning paintwork, changing boats’ falls end for end & as requisite

4.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watch 4.30 till 7pm

7.30pm: One Petty Officer and 4 able seamen night harbour patrol

8.30pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 4


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8 March 1916

Port Blair

Lat 11.7, Long 92.8

5.00am: Employed cleaning ship. Night Patrol returned

am: Red watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

4.30pm: Leave to Blue and 2nd White [watch] from 4.30 till 7pm

8.00pm: Placed night harbour patrol

9.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 4


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9 March 1916

Port Blair

Lat 11.7, Long 92.8

6.00am: Employed cleaning ship. Night Patrol returned

am: White watch at divisional drill, torpedo training class at instruction, remainder provisioning ship

pm: Red & White watch provisioning ship, remainder as requisite

4.30pm: Leave to Watchkeepers till 7pm

8.00pm: Placed night harbour patrol, prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 5


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10 March 1916

Port Blair

Lat 11.7, Long 92.8

5.00am: Employed cleaning ship, Stowing provisions

4.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watch till 7pm

8.00pm: Placed night harbour patrol. Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 5


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11 March 1916

Port Blair

Lat 11.7, Long 92.8

pm: Make & mend clothes

4.30pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch till 7pm

7.00pm: Prepared for sea

8.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 4


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12 March 1916

Port Blair to Penang

Lat 10.77, Long 93.52

5.15am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

9.00am: Divisions and Divine Service

Number on sick list 4


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13 March 1916

Port Blair to Penang

Lat 7.87, Long 97.22

Number on sick list 4


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14 March 1916

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

Occasional soundings

am: Employed as requisite, Blue watch at divisional drill

11.00am: Anchored

Staff surgeon, Gunner (T), 1 Petty Officer & 1 Private RMLI joined ship

5.10pm: Weighed, engines as required to turn ship

6.25pm: Muka Light House S28W, Bukit Laksamana S1E, Mount Erskine S29E

Number on sick list 5


[Bukit Laksamana is a hill near Penang at Lat 5.42, Long 100.23.

Mount Erskine is at Lat 5.47, Long 100.3.]


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15 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 6.26, Long 97.27

Number on sick list 6


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16 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 5.5, Long 100.31

Noon: Rat Island S15W, Muka Light House S72W

12.45pm: Anchored

Discharged Chief Gunner to hospital

4.00pm: Weighed & proceeded

Number on sick list 5

[Rat Island is indexed by its Malay name Pulau Tikus which is on the approach to Penang at Lat 5.43, Long 100.3.]


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17 March 1916

to Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

12.20am: Observed Tangong Puchat Muka Light S58E

6.45am: Anchored

11.20am: Commenced coaling

9.00pm: Prepared for night defence

10.30pm: Completed with coal, 330 tons

Number on sick list 5


[Tanjong Puchat Muka Lighthouse is in Malaysia at Lat 5.48, Long 100.19.]


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18 March 1916

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

1.00pm: Leave to Red and 1st part White [watch] 4.30pm till 10.30pm

8.30pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 4


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19 March 1916

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

9.00am: Divisions & Divine Service

4.30pm: Leave to Blue and 2nd White [watch] 4.30pm till 10.30pm

9.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 4


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20 March 1916

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

am: Blue watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

1 scrubbing brush, hand, lost overboard by accident

4.35pm: Weighed & proceeded

Number on sick list 3


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21 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 5.48, Long 97.52

2.33am: Pulo Perak abeam, distance 5 miles

10.00am: Exercised General Quarters

pm: Employed as requisite, training classes at drill

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised watch evolutions

Number on sick list 3


[Pulau Perak is an island at Lat 5.7, Long 97.93.]


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22 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 5.38, Long 94.23

1.35am: Observed Pulo Weh Light bearing N81W

5.35am: Willemstoren Light abeam, 11’ distant

Number on sick list 3


[Willemstoren Lighthouse is often known as Breueh & is in Sumatra at Lat 5.75, Long 95.05.]


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23 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 3.28, Long 90.92

11.30am: Dismissed convoy

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised watch evolutions

Number on sick list 2


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24 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 1.3, Long 94.55

9.00am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill.

Exercised General Quarters

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised watch evolutions

Number on sick list 2


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25 March 1916

On patrol

Lat -0.63, Long 98.34

7.45am: Simock Island abeam, distance 8 miles

1.13pm: Bojo Light House N20E

Number on sick list 3


[Simock Island was probably Pulau Simuk off Sumatra at Lat -0.08, Long 97.87.

Pulau Bojo Lighthouse is off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, at Lat -0.65, Long 98.52.]


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26 March 1916

On patrol

Lat -0.7, Long 98.65

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

10.20am: Observed Bojo Light House S.78.W

3.00pm: One deep sea lead, swivel & brass case lost by accident

Number on sick list 1


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27 March 1916

On patrol

Lat -0.97, Long 100.18

Number on sick list 2


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28 March 1916

On patrol

Lat -0.98, Long 100.12

12.45am: Observed steamer heading to westward, half ahead both to approach her

2.30am: Headed to southward

Lost by accident: 1 coal bag, pattern 4

3.00am: Headed north-easterly & stopped Pandang Light House ENE

6.15am: Pandang Light House NNE

2.20pm: Pedang [Pandang?] Light House N61E, 8 miles

7.30pm: Stopped Dutch Steamer Valentijn for examination

9.00pm: Lowered cutter

10.00pm: Hoisted cutter

Number on sick list 2


[There is a lighthouse called Pulau Pandang but I think the one referred to is Pulau Pandan at Lat -0.95, Long 100.13.

SS Valentijn, 530 tons, was built in 1901 as SS Samba. In 1904 she was bought & renamed by Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was hulked in 1923 then used as a breakwater in 1927.]


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29 March 1916

On patrol

Lat -0.65, Long 98.88

Noon: Bojo Island Light House N.88½W

4.00pm: Evening quarters, stations to take in tow

5.30pm: Bojo Light abeam, 2¼ miles

Number on sick list 1


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30 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 0.97, Long 96.43

am: Blue watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

pm: Make & mend clothes

Lost one coal bag, Pattern 4

Number on sick list 1


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31 March 1916

On patrol

Lat 4.32, Long 94.47

9.00am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill, exercised General quarters

7.50pm: Sighted Pulo Bras bearing S83E

Number on sick list 2



LOGS FOR APRIL 1916


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[These are cover pages or blank forms.]


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1 April 1916

On patrol

Lat 8.45, Long 94.18

8.00am: Altered course to examine strange junk

Number on sick list 2


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2 April 1916

On patrol

Lat 11.58, Long 92.92

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

Noon: Ross Island Light House N59W, Hill 529ft on North Cinque Island S40W

2.37pm: Anchored

4.30pm: Leave to watch & part 4.30 till 7pm

9.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 1


[North Cinque Island is part of the Andaman & Nicobar group, India at Lat 11.32, Long 92.72.]


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3 April 1916

off Port Blair

Lat 11.66, Long 92.82

9.30am: Tug & target proceeded to firing ground

9.45am: Weighed & swung ship

10.00am: Proceeded out of harbour

10.30am: Commenced sub-calibre practice

12.05pm: Ceased firing

12.10pm: Stopped to embark markers from tug

12.20pm: Proceeded

Number on sick list 1


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4 April 1916

Port Blair to Penang

Lat 8.73, Long 96.2

am: Red watch divisional drill, remainder as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised ‘Fire stations’

Number on sick list 1


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5 April 1916

Port Blair to Penang

Lat 6.0, Long 99.63

2.00am: Passed SS Providence from Penang

4.30am: Observed Butang Island high peak bearing S74E

8.14am: Pulo Butang Mountain, 928ft, N25E

9.00am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical drill. Exercised ammunition supply parties

3.30pm: Muka Head Light House abeam, 7½’

4.45pm: Anchored

5.10pm: Coal lighters alongside

7.30pm: Commenced coaling

Number on sick list 2


[SS Providence may have been the ship of 2970 tons built in 1903 by Neptun AG Rostok, Germany, and operated by HC Horn Lubeck. She hit a mine in 1917 and sank off Waterford.

Butang Island is indexed as Pulau Batong and is in Thailand at Lat 6.53, Long 99.2.]


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6 April 1916

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

All day: Natives coaling ship

pm: Employed cleaning fresh water tanks, refitting & as requisite

5.00pm: Leave to watch & part from 5 till 10pm

9.00pm: Prepared from night defence

11.00pm: Complete with coal, 730 tons

Number on sick list 2


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7 April 1916

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

am: Cleaning ship, tank party cleaning freshwater tanks

pm: Preparing for painting ship

Number on sick list 2


[Leave rota & night defences continue.]


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8 April 1916

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

am: Painting ship

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrants 72 & 73

5.30pm: All freshwater tanks cleaned out

Number on sick list 2


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9 April 1916

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

Number on sick list 2


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10 April 1916

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

am: Exercised ammunition supply parties, remainder as requisite

pm: Employed painting ship & as requisite

Number on sick list 2


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11 April 1916

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

All day: Employed painting ship

Number on sick list 3


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12 April 1916

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

5.00am: Exercised ship’s company at collision stations & boat pulling

am: Red watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

pm: Employed painting ship & as requisite

5-6pm: Heavy squall, wind & rain. Ship dragged 1 cable WSW

Number on sick list 3


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13 April 1916

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

5.00am: Exercised company at collision stations & boat pulling

am: Employed scrubbing canvas & as requisite

1.00pm: Leave to watch & part 1-10pm

Discharged 1 Private RMLI [Marine] to hospital

6.00pm: Mr Hanna (Gunner) joined ship from Singapore

Number on sick list 3


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14 April 1916

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

9.00am: Divisions, Prayers, exercised ‘General quarters’, placed collision mat

10.20am: Secured, employed as requisite

pm: Leave to watch & part 1-10pm

9.00pm: Posted double sentries on bridges

Number on sick list 4


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15 April 1916

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

am: Aired night clothing

pm: Make & mend clothes

Leave to watch & part 1-10pm

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrant no 74

Number on sick list 3


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16 April 1916

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

pm: Leave to watch & part 1-10pm

Number on sick list 4


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17 April 1916

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

6.00am: Exercised ship’s company at collision stations & boat pulling

am: Exercised ammunition supply, employed as requisite

pm: Leave to watch & part 1-10pm

Number on sick list 4


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18 April 1916

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

am: Blue watch at divisional drill, men under 20 at boat pulling

pm: Employed preparing for sea. Seven ratings joined from “Psyche” for Detention

2.20pm: Weighed anchor & proceeded

4.00pm: Muka Light House abeam S19E distance 2¾ miles

Number on sick list 4


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19 April 1916

Penang to Singapore

Lat 2.88, Long 100.9

Occasional soundings

9.00am: Divisions, Prayers, exercised General quarters

11.10am: Observed One Fathom Bank Light House S75E

Noon: One Fathom Bank Light House N56E, Round Aroa Island S73W, Carcelar Hill S86½E

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised General quarters

5.45pm: Cape Rachado abeam distanc 5 miles-

8.30pm: Pulo Undan abeam distance 3½ miles

11.40pm: Pulo Sheilo abeam distance 8½ miles

Number on sick list 3


[Round Aroa Island is described in this pilot guide. The hill is Parcelar Hill located on this map where the Arroa Islands can also be found.

Pulo Sheilo or Sialu is described in this pilot guide and is at Lat 1.79, Long 102.89.]


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20 April 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

2.35am: Pulo Pisang Light abeam, distance 7 miles

7.00am: Pilot boarded

8.20am: Secured alongside coaling berth, employed preparing for coaling

8.35am: Commenced coaling

11.15am: Completed with coal, 235 tons

Employed embarking provisions & stores

3.00pm: Discharged 7 ratings from “Psyche” to detention

4.15pm: Slipped from wharf & proceeded to anchorage

4.45pm: Anchored

9.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 3


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21 April 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

10.00am: Divine Service [Good Friday]

pm: Leave to watch and part from 1pm till 7am

Number on sick list 2


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22 April 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Medical survey held onboard

pm: Leave to watch and part from 1pm till 7am

Number on sick list 1


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23 April 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.00am: Landed Roman Catholics (29), Presbyterians (6) Wesleyans (23)

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

pm: Leave to watch and part from 1pm till 9.45pm

Number on sick list 1


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24 April 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.00am: Exercised ship’s company at collision stations & boat pulling

am: Exercised ammunition supply

Acting Seaman Torpedo Man class to “Cornwall” for examination, remainder employed as requisite

Discharged one rating to HMS Cornwall

pm: One rating joined from HMS Cornwall

Leave to Watch & part 5pm till 9.45pm

6.00pm: One rating joined from HMS Fame

Number on sick list 1


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25 April 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Officers for examination from HMS Cornwall

Red watch at divisional drill, remainder scrubbing canvas gear & as requisite

5.30pm: Discharged one RNAR Cadet for passage to HMAS Cerberus

Number on sick list 2


[Evening leave rota & night defence continue.

HMAS Cerberus, 3390 tons, was launched in 1868 by Palmers Iron & Shipbuilding Co, Jarrow. By this time she was used as a guardship & munitions store but also carried the officers at the new Royal Australian Naval College on her books.]


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26 April 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.27, Long 103.92

am: Employed reeving boats’ falls, preparing for sea & as requisite

11.35am: Weighed anchor & proceeded

Number on sick list 1


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27 April 1916

On patrol

Lat -1.37, Long 106.55

5.35am: Observed Pulo Laut

am: Employed scrubbing canvas gear, refitting boats & as requisite

Blue watch at divisional drill

pm: Make & mend clothes

5.25pm: Observed Gaspar Island bearing S2W

7.25pm: Gaspar Island abeam, 2½ miles

10.20pm: West Point Light abeam, 2’

Number on sick list 3


[There are 4 islands in Singapore with Laut in the name, Pulau Damar Laut at Lat 1.30, Long 103.72, Pulau Mesemut Laut .at Lat 1.29, Long 103.72, Pulau Retan Laut at Lat 1.28, Lat 103.76, Pulo Subar Laut at Lat 1.21, Long 103.84

Pulau Gaspar is in Indonesia at Lat -2.43, Long 107.1.

West Point Light may refer to the light on the West point of Pulo Chilagin or Jelaka and islet off the coast of Liat Island which separates the Macclesfield and Clement Channels. Pulau Chilagin is in Indonesia at Lat -2.87, Long 107.02.]


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28 April 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.0, Long 106.65

12.45am: Shoalwater Island Light abeam, distance 5 miles

2.45am: Shoalwater Island bearing N19½W

am: Red watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

Noon: Omega Reef Light House S42W, 17 miles

1.00pm: North Watcher Light House abeam, distance 2½’

4.30pm: Exercised sea boats’ crew and boarding parties

5.00pm: Reduced speed, swung ship for deviation

6.40pm: Stopped

Midnight: Signalled steamship to stop

Number on sick list 3


[Shoalwater Light is indexed as Pulau Simedang & is in Indonesia at Lat -3.32, Long 107.21.

The only clear reference to the position of Omega Reef I have found is this: ‘Omega Reef, about 300 yards in extent, and with a depth of 3 feet, is steep-to, and lies about one-half mile 114° from North Watcher’. But there is no reference to a lighthouse or light vessel on the reef although there is a lighthouse on North Watcher.]


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29 April 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.8, Long 106.18

12.02am: Boarded British SS Trevarrack bound London via Cape

1.25am: Resumed course & speed for boarding steamship

3.00am: Boarded Dutch SS Reael

3.45am: Hoisted sea boat, stopped both engines

8.25am: Half ahead both

10.25am: Boarded Dutch Government SS Cycloop

Noon: Babi Island bearing East, Mount Gedeh bearing S38W

Number on sick list 3


[SS Trevarrack, 4199 tons, was built in 1914 byJohn Readhead & Sons, South Shields, for the Hain Steamship Co. She was sunk by gunfire from a submarine in Nov 1916 without loss of life.

SS Reael, 1383 tons, was built in 1890 at Vlissingen for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was laid up in 1930 & scrapped in 1932.

There is no “Cycloop” listed in the Maritiem Historische Databank sailing in 1916. However there was an SS Cyclop, 197 ton tug, built in 1898 by JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields. She was eventually scrapped in 1968.

There are 13 islands in Indonesia indexed as Pulau Babi & 1 as Pulo Babi. I cannot decide which is referred to here.

Mount Gede is a volcano on Java at Lat -6.78, Long 106.98.]


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30 April 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.93, Long 105.66

7.08am: Button Island abeam, distance ¼ mile

8.20am: Fourth Point Light House abeam, distance 3½ mile

10.30am: Boarded Dutch SS Rindjani of Rotterdam

11.40am: Slow ahead

Number on sick list 2


[Fourth Point Lighthouse is indexed as Tanjung Cikoneng at Lat 6.07, Long 105.88. The present structure is the second on the site as the first was destroyed by the tsunami following the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883.

SS Rindjani, 4762 tons, was built in 1906 by NV Koninklijke Maatschappij, Flushing, for NV Rotterdamsche Lloyd. She was sold & renamed for the first time in 1926 and finally scrapped in 1956.]



LOGS FOR MAY 1916


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[These are cover pages or blank.]


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1 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.77, Long 106.12

5.15am: Stopped, boarded British SS Eurybates, New York to Vladivostock via Durban

6.00am: Steamer proceeded

9.40am: Slow ahead, approached & boarded SS Tancred of Tonsberg, Port Arthur to Hong Kong

am: Employed Red watch at loader & deflection teacher, remainder as requisite

9.35pm: Full speed

10.10pm: Stopped Dutch SS Reael of Batavia

10.25pm: Boarded “Reael”

Number on sick list 2


[SS Eurybates, 5529 tons, was built in 1910 as SS Indradeo. She was renamed in 1915 when operated by the Blue Funnel Line then sold & renamed again in 1926.

SS Tancred, 3494 tons, was built in 1902 by Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co and registered in Tonsberg until 1922 when she was sold & renamed. She was scrapped in 1934.]


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2 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.87, Long 106.19

1.00am: Stopped, boarded Dutch SS Lombok of Rotterdam

2.10am: Proceeded

8.30am: Stopped, Divisions, Prayers, exercised General Quarters

11.10am: Set course

11.45am: Stopped Dutch motor lighter “Sembalin”

2.45pm: Intercepted Dutch lighthouse tender, allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list 3


[SS Lombok, 5934 tons, was built in 1904 for Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland. She was sold & renamed in 1926.

Sembalin” was probably “Sembilan”, 372 ton lighter, built in 1912 by NV Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw. Maatschappij, Amsterdam, for NV Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij, Batavia. She was finally scuppered in 1932.]


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3 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.68, Long 106.08

4.45am: Stopped Dutch SS Duijmaer van Twist & boarded

8.30am: Divisions, Prayers, exercised ammunition supply

11.15am: Stopped, boarded Dutch barque “Bante”

3.00pm: Half speed to head off steamer

5.20pm: Boarded Dutch SS Tabanan

Number on sick list 3


[SS Duijmaer van Twist, 1994 tons, was built in 1905 by Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij, Amsterdam, for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She burnt out in 1922.

I cannot find details of SV Bante.

SS Tabanan, 5271 tons, was built in 1908 for Rotterdam Lloyd. She was sold & renamed in 1930.]


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4 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.81, Long 106.17

am: Red watch at divisional drill

10.30am: Stopped to examine steamer

11.10am: Proceeded

Number on sick list 1


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5 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.26, Long 106.45

9.47am: Divisions, Prayers, exercised General Quarters

White watch at divisional drill

12.06pm: North Watcher abeam, 3’

1.55pm: Arnemuiden Light House abeam, distance 3¼’

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised General Quarters

11.00pm: Observed Shoalwater Light bearing N2W, 23’ distance

Number on sick list 0


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6 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -1.53, Long 106.8

12.55am: Shoalwater Light bearing N75W, 7 miles

2.11am: West Point Light bearing N13E

3.43am: West Point Light abeam N79E, 2¼ miles

5.15am: Observed Berikat Point Light

6.41am: Gaspar Island Peak abeam, 3 miles distant

pm: Make & mend clothes

5.33pm: Pulo Laut Island abeam, 22¾ miles distant

6.45pm: Stopped, Captain of HMS Cornwall boarded, received 4 Privates RMLI from HMS Cornwall

Number on sick list 1


[Berikat Point Light is indexed as Tanjung Berikat and is in Indonesia at Lat -2.57, Long 106.85.]


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7 May 1916

On patrol

Lat 1.35, Long 104.39

5.30am: Observed Pulo Ruig bearing N86W

7.40am: Pulo Ruig abeam, distance 13½ miles

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

11.55am: Horsburgh abeam, 1½’, Tanjung Pergram S16½W

3.25pm: Stopped, pilot boarded

4.30pm: Secured to West Wharf

4.40pm: Commenced coaling

Leave to watch & part till 6.30am

2 absentees from HMS Cornwall & 3 ratings waiting to passage joined ship

Midnight: Complete with coal, 500 tons

Number on sick list 1


[Pulo Ruig or Ruig Island is described in this pilot guide where it is also referred to as Merapas. Pulau Merapas is in Indonesia at Lat 0.93, Long 104.92.

Tanjung Pergam is in Indonesia at Lat 1.19, Long 104.34.

Kuku Island is offshore from Berakit Point in Indonesia. It seems to be the islet indexed as Pulau Koka at Lat 1.23, Long 104.59.]


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8 May 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.05am: Cast off from Wharf, tugs in assistance, course & speed as required to proceed to anchorage

7.35am: Anchored

pm: Employed embarking stores etc

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch and part till 6.30am

9.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 3


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9 May 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

All day: Employed embarking ammunition

Number on sick list 3

[Leave rota & night defences continue.]


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10 May 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Exercised control parties, remainder employed as requisite

pm: Red watch at small arm drill, remainder as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch & part till 9.45pm

3 ratings joined from hospital

1 rating joined from SS Namur

Number on sick list 2


[SS Namur, 6694 ton liner, was built in 1906 by J Caird & Co, Greenock, for P&O Navigation. She was torpedoed in 1917 with the loss of 1 person.]


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11 May 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

5.00am: Landed small arm company drill

am: Ordinary seamen at boat pulling, divers at monthly practice, remainder as requisite

pm: Leave to watch & part from 1.30 till 9.45pm

5.00pm: Discharged 10 ratings to SS Namur for passage to England

Number on sick list 1


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12 May 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

5.00am: Landed Blue & White companies for small arms drill

am: 6” & 12 pdr crews at loader, remainder scrubbing canvas & as requisite

2.00pm: Japanese Admiral & Junior Officers paid visit

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrant no 77 & 78

Number on sick list 1


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13 May 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

pm: Make and mend clothes

Leave to watch and part 1pm to 9.45pm


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14 May 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.00am: Landed Roman Catholics (26), Presbyterians (6), Baptists (2), Wesleyans (12), Congregationalists (1), Methodists (2)

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

1.00pm: Leave to watch & part 1pm till 9.45pm

5.00pm: Employed preparing for sea

6.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

11.25pm: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as ordered by Captain

Number on sick list 1


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15 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -0.89, Long 104.39

2.30am: Melvill Reef Light N87E

3.15am: South Passage Island N74E 1¾ miles

4.15am: South Brother Light abeam 4½ miles

am: Blue watch at divisional drill

Exercised supply parties, remainder as requisite

9.55am: Muchi Island Light House abeam 3¼ miles

12.07pm: Berhala Island abeam 1½ miles

6.20pm: Kalain Light abeam, distance 4¼ miles

7.18pm: Amelia Buoy abeam 1¾ miles

9.20pm: West Nanka Light N84E, distance 4 miles

Number on sick list 1


[Melvill Reef Light is situated on the eponymous reef which is about ½ mile from Mantaras Island. Karang Melville is in Indonesia at Lat 0.87, Long 103.61.

South Passage Island is indexed as Pulau Parasi Besar in Indonesia at Lat 0.72, Long 103.65.

Pulau Berhala is in Indonesia at Lat 3.07, Long 106.29.

Kalain Light is probably Kalian Light, now idexed as Tanjung Kelian Lighthouse on Banka Island at Lat 2.08, Long 105.13.

West Nangka Lighthouse is in Indonesia at Lat -2.38, Long 105.75.]


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16 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.48, Long 106.78

2.15am: Dapur Island Light abeam, distance 5 miles

am: Red watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

10.44am: Arnemuiden Shoal bearing S86E, 2½ miles

1.27pm: Joined HMS Cornwall

5.23pm: Payung Island abeam, ¾’

9.30pm: Stopped Dutch tug towing launch & boarded her

Number on sick list 2


[Payung Island is indexed as Pulaupayung in Indonesia at Lat 5.82, Long 106.55.]


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17 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.92, Long 106.25

2.20am: Stopped & boarded SS Van de Bosh

4.00am: Received 7 prisoners

am: White watch at loader drill, exercised control parties

4.10pm: Stopped & boarded SS Kediri

Number on sick list 3


[SS Van den Bosch, 1621 tons, was built in 1903 by Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij, Amsterdam, for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was scrapped in 1952.

SS Kediri, 3781 tons, was built in 1901 by Blom & Voss, Hamburg, for Rotterdam Lloyd. She was torpedoed in December 1916 without loss of life.]


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18 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.86, Long 106.39

am: Blue watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

pm: Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 3


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19 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.94, Long 106.39

10.02am: Stopped to board Dutch steam ship & motor boat

Exercised General quarters & placed collision mat

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised port battery placing collision mat

Number on sick list 3


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20 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.87, Long 106.37

7.10am: Observed steamer, slow ahead

8.20am: Boarded SS Reael

12.34pm: Payung Island abeam ¾ miles

5.00pm: Boarded Yacht Rainbow

Number on sick list 3


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21 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -6.02, Long 106.92

1.10am: Stopped, boarded Dutch SS Spilbergen

1.50am: Slow ahead

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

10.30am: Stopped for HMS Cornwall

1.30pm: Slow ahead, boarded SS Montoro

3.10pm: Cutter & boarded party returned

5.40pm: Stopped & borded Dutch SS Melchior Treub

6.55pm: Tanggung Proik Dre Light ahead

10.00pm: Exercised port for’d searchlight

Number on sick list 2


[SS Spilbergen may refer to SS Van Spilbergen, 3272 tons, built in 1908 by Maatschappij Fijenoord, Rotterdam, for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was scrapped in 1949.

SS Montoro, 4057 tons, was built 1911 for Burns, Philp & Co. She was sold & renamed in 1948.

SS Melchior Treub, 3458 tons, was built in 1913 by Maatshcappij Fijenoord, Rotterdam, for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was a hospital ship 1943-45 and was scrapped in 1948.

Tanggung Proik Dre is probably a badly written Tanjung Priok Drie referring to the 3rd lighthouse at the harbour at Lat 6.09, Long 106.88.]


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22 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.91, Long 106.89

2.30am: Stopped SS Toyu Maru

2.35am: Set course

6.05am: Stopped & boarded SS Van Neck

7.30am: Proceeded

am: Red watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

12.30pm: Stopped to board Dutch SS De Eerens

3.00pm: Stopped & boarded Dutch SS Van Heemskerk

Number on sick list


[SS Toyu Maru may have been the ship built as “Eastry”, 2998 tons, in 1892 by Furness, Withy & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool. She was sold in 1912 and renamed “Toyu Maru”. She was wrecked in 1927. However she may not have been the only ship of that name sailing in 1916.

SS Van Neck, 3027 tons, was built in 1913 by Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij, Amsterdam, for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was operated by the Dutch Navy in 1942 but was scuttled in Soerabaja the same year.

SS Van Heemskerk, 2996 tons, was built in 1909 by Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij, Amsterdam, for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was bombed & sunk by the Japanese in 1943 with the loss of 4 lives.

SS De Eerens, 1315 tons, was built in 1903 by Kon. Mij de Schelde, Vlissingen, for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was scrapped in 1935.]


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23 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.63, Long 106.45

6.30am: Preparing for coaling

8.30am: Anchored

9.30am: Collier “Woolgar” secured alongside

10.05am: Commenced coaling

4.15pm: Completed with coal, 495 tons

5.00pm: Cast off collier, cleaned ship & prepared for sea

Lost while coaling: 2cwt bags -7, 1 shovel navigating

Number on sick list 3


[SS Woolgar, 3051 tons, was probably the ship built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, in 1914 for the Melbourne Steamship Co. She was sold to a Norwegian company in 1931 and lost in 1942 when her cargo exploded after she was bombed during WW2. Many of her crew were lost and the others imprisoned when her lifeboat landed at Port Blair which was occupied by the Japanese.]


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24 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.87, Long 106.87

4.00am: Weighed & proceeded

6.00am: Stopped, boarded by HMS Venus

6.42am: Half speed

8.12am: Exchanged challenge & pennants with HMS Cornwall

9.00am: Stopped, discharged prisoners & 1 invalid to HMS Cornwall

10.10am: HMS Cornwall proceeded

11.25am: Stopped & boarded SS Van Hogendorp

5.44pm: Stopped & boarded SS Van Neck

8.10pm: Half ahead

Number on sick list 1


[HMS Venus, 5690 ton cruiser, was launched in 1895 by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co, Govan. She was scrapped in 1921 and is part of the OW fleet.

SS Van Hogendorp, 657 tons, was built in 1913 by Maatschappij Fijenoord, Rotterdam, for Koniklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was sold in 1930.

SS Van Neck, 3027 tons, was built in 1913 by Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij, Amsterdam, for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was taken over by the Dutch Navy in 1942 & scuttled.]


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25 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.92, Long 106.89

1.15am: Edam Light bearing S50W

3.45am: Signalled Dutch SS Van Lansberge

5.50am: Stopped & boarded SS Den Dels

am: Red watch at divisional drill

11.00am: Stopped to examine SS Tuilijps

11.20am: Slow ahead & resumed patrol

4.28pm: Stopped, boarded by Captain of HMS Venus

5.00pm: Slow ahead

6.50pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 1


[SS Van Lansberge, 1937 tons, was built in 1913 by Maatschappij Fijenoord, Rotterdam, for Koniklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. In 1942 she was damaged by a torpedo from a Japanese submarine, then finally sunk by gunfire from a Dutch minesweeper. 20 lives were lost.

I cannot trace a ship named “Den Dels”. She may have been “Gouvernour-Generaale Daendels”, 1265 tons, built in 1902 by NV Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw-Maatschappij, Amsterdam, for NV Koninklijke Paketvaart-Maatschappij, Batavia. She was sold & renamed for the first time in 1931 and finally sank in 1950 after she hit a mine in the Yangtse.

I cannot trace a ship named “Tuilijps”. She may have been “Tjilatjap”, 3846 tons, built in 1903 by Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough. She was sold & renamed in 1926 but was wrecked in 1928 with the loss of all the crew and 2 men from a rescue vessel.]


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26 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.87, Long 106.38

5.45am: Weighed & proceeded

9.00am: Stopped. Divisions, Prayers, exercised General quarters

White watch at loader & deflection teacher

Exercised control parties

3.00pm: Payung Light House abeam, 1 mile

4.00pm: Everning quarters, read warrant no 79

5.00pm: Half ahead to close steamer

5.30pm: Slow

Number on sick list 2


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27 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.9, Long 106.92

3.40am: Stopped & boarded SS Van Riensdijc

4.30am: Slow ahead

6.20am: Stopped Dutch SS Melchior Treub

11.50am: Stopped, boarded SS Halvard, Norwegian

3.30pm: Stopped to speak HMS Venus

5.15pm: Stopped & boarded SS Edendale of Singapore

Number on sick list 2


[SS Van Riensdijc may be the SS Van Riemsdijk, 2069 tons, built in 1900 by Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij, Amsterdam, for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was scrapped in 1932.

SS Halvard, 1701 tons, was built in 1902 by John Priestman & Co, Sunderland for Bruusgaard Klosteruds, Drammen. She was sold for the first time in 1922 then finished her career owned by the Japanese Government. She was bombed & sunk in 1942.

SS Edendale, 1019 tons, was built in 1879 by James Laing, Deptford. She was sold & renamed in 1881 but was sold again in 1903 & reverted to her launch name. However she was sold & renamed again in 1930 then scrapped in 1931.]


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28 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -6.08, Long 109.25

4.10am: Observed Boompjes Island Light S66E

6.01am: Boompjes Light abeam, 5¾ miles

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

7.30pm: Observed Mandalike Light S72E

10.00pm: Mandalike Light abeam S6E, 10 miles distant

Number on sick list 3


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29 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -6.7, Long 112.99

am: Exercised supply parties, remainder as requisite

11.20am: Exercised control parties

6.50pm: Observed Tribung Light bearing S38E

9.00pm: Tribung Light abeam, 2½ miles

Number on sick list 3


[Tribung Lighthouse is indexed as Pulau Sapudi off Java at Lat -7.1, Long 114.27.]


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30 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -7.28, Long 113.05

5.00am: Observed Zwaantjes Light bearing N82E

am: Blue watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

2.35pm: Half ahead to intercept steamer

4.00pm: Stopped & boarded the Dutch ship SS Dr Kluk

4.35pm: Slow ahead

11.00pm: Stopped & boarded steamer

Number on sick list 3


[Zwaantjes Reef Light is also indexed as Karang Koko Lighthouse at Lat -7.77, Long 113.12.

SS Dr Kluk is probably SS Dr Klerk, 1986 tons, and was built in 1900 by NV Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw-Maatschappij, Amsterdam, for NV Koninklijke Paketvaart-Maatschappij, Amsterdam. She was acquired by the Japanese Government in 1942 and renamed. She hit a mine in 1944.]


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31 May 1916

On patrol

Lat -7.39, Long 113.72

am: Divisions, Prayers. Employed Red watch at divisional drill, remainder oiling hawsers and as requisite

3.30pm: Tribung Light abeam, 3 miles distance

Number on sick list 3



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LOGS FOR JUNE 1916


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[Details of meteorological instruments.]


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1 June 1916

On patrol

Lat -6.23, Long 110.94

am: Gun layers & seaman gunners at deflection trainer

White watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

11.52am: Mandaliki Light House abeam, distance 8½ miles

pm: Employed refitting awning lacings, oiling hawsers & as requisite

Number on sick list 3


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2 June 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.91, Long 106.9

2.15am: Boompjes Light abeam, N4E, distance 4½ miles

4.10am: Boompjes Light S63E

am: Gun layers at deflection teacher, Blue watch at divisional drill, remainder employed as requisite

11.30am: Stopped, Captain of HMS Venus boarded

12.12pm: “Venus” parted company

pm: White company at Morris tube firing

Number on sick list 2


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3 June 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.89, Long 106.9

8.20am: Stopped & boarded Dutch SS Menado

2.05pm: South Watcher Island Light abeam, 9½ miles

4.55pm: Stopped, received provisions, mails & 11 ratings form HMS Cornwall

5.50pm: Parted company with “Cornwall”

7.15pm: Observed Edam Light S3E

Number on sick list 2


[SS Menado, 5874 tons, was built in 1908 for Rotterdam Lloyd. She was scrapped in 1931.]


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4 June 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.88, Long 106.77

9.30am: Divisions, Divine Service

3.30pm: Boarded Dutch SS Van Heimskirk

5.40pm: Stopped and boarded SS Melshior Treub [SS Melchior Treub]

Number on sick list 2


[SS Van Heimskirk is probably SS Van Heemskerk.]


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5 June 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.99, Long 106.92

am: Exercised ammunition supply, ordinary seamen sight setting

11.36am: Stopped and boarded SS Brandon

3.20pm: Stopped, boarded “Je Seven Provencien”

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrant no 80

5.05pm: Stopped SS Dardanus & SS Wilhelm

5.30pm: Cutter hoisted

8.35pm: Stopped to board steamer

9.40pm: Slow ahead

Number on sick list 3


[SS Brandon was probably SS Brandan, 313 tons, was built in 1907 by NV Wilton’s Machinefabriek & Scheepswerf, Rotterdam, for NV Koninklijke Paketvaart-Maatschappij, Batavia. She was dismantled and the hull sunk in 1929.

SS Dardanus, 4653 tons, was built in 1894 for the Blue Funnel Line. In 1911 she was transferred to the Dutch NMSO who sold her in 1923 when she was renamed.

I have not been able to identify “Wilhelm”.

Je Seven Provencien” was probably HNLMS De Zeven Provincien, 6530 ton coastal defence ship, launched in 1909 by Rijkswerk, Amsterdam. She was renamed in 1936 & sunk by the Japanese in 1942. She was then raised & used as a battery ship until finally sunk by the RAF in 1943.]


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6 June 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.84, Long 106.73

2.19am: Stopped & boarded Dutch steamer “Van Riebeeck”

am: Red watch at divisional drill, ordinary seamen at rifle drill

1.15pm: Payung Island Light House abeam, 1’ distance

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read Court Martial Returns

7.30pm: Boarded steamers

8.50pm: Boarded Dutch SS Siara

9.15pm: Boarded Dutch SS Speelman

9.35pm: Boarding party returned

Number on sick list 4


[SS Van Riebeeck, 2332 tons, was built in 1902 by Nederlandsche Sheepbouw Mij, Amsterdam, for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was sunk by shells from a Japanese submarine in 1942 with the loss of 13 lives.

I have been unable to find any details on SS Siara

SS Speelman, 1083 tons, was built in 1890 by Kon Fabriek van Stoom & Andere Werktuigen, Amsterdam, for Koningklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was sold & renamed for the first time in 1923.]


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7 June 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.9, Long 106.41

am: White watch as divisional drill, remainder as requisite

11.20am: Boarded SS Memnon

1.00pm: Sighted SS Hang Sang

pm: Ordinary seamen at rifle drill

2.15pm: Boarded “Hang Sang” and received stores

3.10pm: Parted company with “Hang Sang”

3.34pm: Stopped, boarded SS Strathbeg

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read Articles of War

6.15pm: Boarded Dutch SS Rochussen

Number on sick list 3


[SS Memnon, 4870 tons, was built in 1906 for the Blue Funnel Line. She was scrapped in 1930.

SS Hang Sang, 2343 tons, was built in 1901 for one of the Jardine, Matheson & Co Lines. She was sold & renamed in 1939.

SS Strathbeg, 4338 tons, was built in 1909 by William Hamilton & Co, Port Glasgow for William Burrell & Son, Glasgow. She was taken over by the Commonwealth Government Line of Steamers sometime in 1916 & renamed. She was sold to a Japanese company in 1923 & bombed in 1944.

SS Rochussen, 2777 tons, was built in 1904 by Nederlandsche Scheepbouw Mij, Amsterdam, for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was scuttled by her crew in 1943 then raised & repaired by the Japanese who finally sunk her as a block ship in 1945.]


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8 June 1916

On patrol

Lat -6.03, Long 106.91

am: Red watch at divisional drill

GS at deflection teacher

2.20pm: Stopped to board steamer

2.40pm: Slow ahead

pm: Ordinary seamen at rifle drill

5.40pm: Stopped Dutch Barque Albertius Beabrea & boarded

6.40pm: Boarded Dutch SS Tjipanas

6.52pm: Slow ahead

Number on sick list 3


[SV Albertius Beabrea was probably SV Albertine Beatrice, 1292 ton barque, built in 1885 by Alexander Stephen & Sons, Dundee, and operated at this time from Batavia. She was sunk by gunfire from a U-boat in 1917 without loss of life.

SS Tjipanas, 3815 tons, was built in 1903 by Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij, Amsterdam, for the Java China Japan Line. She was scrapped in 1932.]


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9 June 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.27, Long 106.82

5.30am: Exchanged signals with HMS Cornwall

6.15am: Sub Lieutenant Evans & 1 prisoner of war joined from “Cornwall” for passage

6.45am: Parted company with HMS Cornwall

8.00am: Edam Light House abeam, distance 3¾ miles

am: Blue watch at divisional drill

GS at deflection training

Ordinary seamen at rifle exercise

1.30pm: Met Dutch SS Sumatra from Calcutta

10.50pm: Observed Dapur Island Light N3W

Number on sick list 3


[SS Sumatra, 5850 tons, was built in 1908 by Kon. Mij de Schelde, Vlissingen for Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland. She was scrapped in 1931.]


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10 June 1916

On patrol

Lat -1.93, Long 104.98

12.35am: Dapur Light abeam, 3¼ miles

3.11am: Pulo Besar abeam, 4 miles

7.46am: Nangka Light House bearing S64E, 5¼ miles

9.45am: Amelia Bank Buoy abeam, 1½ miles

10.45am: Tangung Kalian Light House abeam, 4 miles

4.20pm: Observed Berhala Light N44W

5.50pm: Berhala Light House abeam N38E 1¼ miles

8.25pm: Muchi Island Light abeam, 2½ miles

Number on sick list 3


[Tangung Kalian Light House is indexed as Tanjung Kelian Lighthouse in Indonesia at Lat -2.08, Long 105.14.]


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11 June 1916

Singapore Roads

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

2.05am: South Brother Light S36W, distance 4½ miles

7.20am: Anchored

9.00am: Collier SS Katoa secured alongside

9.45am: Commenced coaling

10.50am: Discharged two prisoners of war to detention

4.30pm: Private RMLI joined from hospital

6.55pm: Completed with coal

7.30pm: Cast off collier

9.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 3


[SS Katoa, 2484 tons, was built in 1912 by Osbourne, Graham & Co, Sunderaland for the Union Steam Ship Co of New Zealand. She was sold & renamed for the first time in 1933. Eventually she came under Chinese ownership & was deleted from Lloyd’s register in 1960.]


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12 June 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Discharged one rating to “Laurentic”

Received from “Laurentic” 13 boxes 3pdr sub-calibre ammunition

1.00pm: Paid ship’s company monthly money

Leave to watch and part 1.30pm to 7.30am

6.00pm: 5 ratings joined from SS City of London

9.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 4


[SS City of London, 8815 tons, was built in 1907 for the Ellerman Lines. She was operating as an Armed Merchant Cruiser from May 1916 to the end of the war. She returned to her owners in 1919 until she became a troopship in 1939. She was scrapped in 1946 & is part of the OW fleet.]


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13 June 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.30am: Land church party (50)

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

1.00pm: Leave to watch & part 1.30pm to 6.30am

pm: Employed embarking stores

Number on sick list 2


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14 June 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.00am: Landed 100 ratings to attend memorial service

am: Employed provisioning ship

Gun Layers at deflection teacher, training class at sight setting

1.00pm: Leave to watch & part from 5pm to 6.30am, watch keepers from 1.30pm

9.00pm: Prepared for Night Defence

Number on sick list 2


[The memorial service was in two parts, one to commemorate Lord Kitchener and the other to remember those lost at the Battle of Jutland.]


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15 June 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Gun Layers at sight setting, ordinary seaman at rifle drill

Employed scrubbing canvas gear and as requisite

pm: Leave to watch and part from 1pm to 6.30am

3.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

6.00pm: Landed patrol

9.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 1


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16 June 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Employed working main derrick and as requisite. GS at deflection teacher, ordinary seamen at pistol drill

Exercised control parties

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch & part 5pm till 9.45pm

9.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 0


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17 June 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Prepared for sea

1.55pm: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for leaving Singapore Roads

3.11pm: Raffles Light House to starboard, 1 mile

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrants no 81, 82

5.15pm: The Brothers abeam, 3¼ miles

6.25pm: Pulo Pisang Light abeam, 6½ miles

Number on sick list 0


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18 June 1916

Singapore to Penang

Lat 3.14, Long 100.73

12.56am: Pulo Undan Light abeam, 3¼’ distance

1.43am: Malacca Light abeam, 7¾’ distance

4.00am: Rachado Light abeam 4¾’ distance

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

9.56am: One Fathom Bank Light House abeam, N25E, 3½ distance

2.23pm: Semblin Island N11E

11.00pm: Observed Puchat Muka Light N16E

Number on sick list 1


[Semblin Island may be Kepulauan Sembilan in Malaysia at Lat 4.04, Long 100.55.]


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19 June 1916

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

4.48am: Muka Head Light House abeam, S35E, 2½ miles

6.53am: Anchored

am: Exercised ammunition supply parties, ordinary seamen boat pulling

Remainder surveying starboard cable & as requisite

11.20am: Exercised control party

pm: Ordinary seamen at small arm drill, remainder surveying cable & as requisite

Leave to watch & part 5pm to 10pm

9.00pm: Preparing night defence

Number on sick list 1


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20 June 1916

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

am: Ordinary seamen boat pulling, Blue watch at divisional drill, employed surveying cable and as requisite

pm: Employed surveying cable & as requisite

5.00pm: Discharged two ratings to HMS Laurentic

9.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 1


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21 June 1916

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

am: Ordinary Seamen boat pulling, Red watch at divisional drill, remainder stowing cable & as requisite

pm: Employed as forenoon, ordinary seamen at rifle exercise

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch & part 5pm till 10pm

9.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 1


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22 June 1916

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

am: 6” & 12pdr crews White watch at loader drill, ordinary seamen boat pulling, remainder as requisite

Discharged one rating to HMS Euryalus

One rating joined from HMS Euryalus

2.00pm: Two ratings joined from HMS Laurentic

3.00pm: Secured for sea

4.00pm: Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite for leaving harbour

Number on sick list 1


[HMS Euryalus, 12,000 ton cruiser, was launched in 1901 by the Vickers shipyard. She was at Gallipoli in 1915 and was scrapped in 1920. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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23 June 1916

Penang to Colombo

Lat 5.95, Long 97.2

4.30am: Exchanged challenges with 2 Torpedo Boat Destroyers

9.40am: Exercised General Quarters

10.10am: Ordinary seamen at Morris tube firing

pm: Employed surveying cable & as requisite

3.00pm: Sighted steamer S40W

8.39pm: Pulo Weh Light bearing South, 4 miles

Number on sick list 1


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24 June 1916

Penang to Colombo

Lat 5.93, Long 92.66

12.47am: Pulo Bras Light bearing S59E

pm: Make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrants no 83, 84

Number on sick list 2


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25 June 1916

Penang to Colombo

Lat 5.68, Long 88.94

9.30am: Divisions, Divine Service

Number on sick list 2


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26 June 1916

Penang to Colombo

Lat 5.25, Long 85.27

am: Exercised ammunition supply, Blue watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

Number on sick list 2


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27 June 1916

Penang to Colombo

Lat 5.65, Long 81.8

One 1cwt coal bag lost by accident

am: Red watch at divisional drill

2.45pm: Sighted steamer S55W

6.20pm: Sighted Dondra Light House bearing N45W

7.45pm: Observed Dondra Light abeam, N6E, 10½ miles

9.00pm: Observed Point de Galle Light bearing N38W

11.00pm: Point de Galle Light abeam, 8 miles

Number on sick list 2


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28 June 1916

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

1.05am: Barberyn Light bearing N1.E

Point de Galle bearing S71E

3.27am: Barberyn Light abeam, S87E, distance 10½ miles

7.38am: Pilot boarded

8.00am: Anchored

8.30am: Secured fore and aft to buoys

am: White watch at divisional drill

Diver examining sub[merged] tube doors, remainder as requisite

pm: Diver cleaning sub[merged] tube doors, remainder as requisite

9.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 3


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29 June 1916

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

5.00am: Cleaning down aloft & preparing for coaling

6.45am: Coal lighters alongside

7,00am: Commenced coaling

pm: Leave to watch keepers 1.30pm till 6.30am

Leave to watch & part 5pm till 6.30am

3.40pm: Completed coaling, 550 tons

4.00pm: Cleaning ship

6.30pm: Landed patrol

Number on sick list 3


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30 June 1916

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

am: Employed cleaning ship’s side & as requisite

pm: Employed painting & as requisite

2.00pm: Discharged Sub Lieutenant Evans to SS Khyber

4.30pm: Leave to watch & part from 4.30pm till 10.30pm

Number on sick list 3


[SS Khyber, 9114 tons, was built in 1914 for the P&O Line. She was scrapped in 1931.]



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LOGS FOR JULY 1916


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[List of meteorological instruments.]


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1 July 1916

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

am: Employed cleaning & painting ship, disembarking rifles & ammunition

Discharged 6 ratings to SS Nagora

Disembarked 3 sets of charts

One rating joined from hospital

Paid monthly money

pm: Leave to watch & part 1.30 till 10.30pm, Boys till 7pm

Discharged 1 rating to SS Nagora

Number on sick list 2


[SS Nagora may have been “Nagoya”, 6874 tons, built in 1913 by Caird & Co, Greenock, for the Peninsula & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. She was scrapped in 1932


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2 July 1916

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

7.00am: Church party landed, Wesleyans 29, Presbyterians 10, Roman Catholics 45

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

pm: Leave to watch & part 1.30 till 10.30pm

5.00pm: Landed patrol

Number on sick list 3


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3 July 1916

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

All day: Employed cleaning & painting

Exercised control parties

One paint brush lost by accident

pm: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital, 1 rating joined from hospital

Leave to watch & part 4.30pm till 10.30pm

Number on sick list 1


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4 July 1916

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.00am: Ordinary seamen boat pulling

am: Employed painting & as requisite

Ordinary seamen at heavy gun drill

4 midshipmen under exam

1.00pm: 6 ratings joined from “Kaiser I Hind”

Employed as in forenoon

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrant no 85

Number on sick list 1


[SS Kaisar-I-Hind, 11,518 tons, was built in 1914 for the P&O Line and scrapped in 1938.

Shore leave rota continues.]


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5 July 1916

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.00am: Ordinary seamen boat pulling

am: Employed painting ship & as requisite

Blue watch at loader, ordinary seamen stripping 6" guns, exercised control parties

1.00pm: Discharged three ratings to hospital

pm: Employed as in forenoon

Number on sick list 2


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6 July 1916

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

am: Ordinary seamen boat pulling, scrubbing canvas gear, Red watch at divisional drill

pm: Make and mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch & part 4.30pm till 6.30am

Number on sick list 2

Cautioned Mr Hugh Kirkwood, Warrant Engineer RNR, for making use of obscene language to an Able Seaman. Signed PB Clark, Commanding Officer, Lieutenant RNR; H Kirkwood, Warrant Engineer RNR; Hutton

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7 July 1916

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.00am: Ordinary seamen boat pulling

am: Three ratings rejoined from hospital, ordinary seamen at seamanship, White watch ar divisional drill

Divers down for gun port

pm: Employed disembarking ammunition, rigging coaling stages and as requisite

Ordinary seamen at stripping instruction

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch and part 4.30 till 10.30pm

10.10pm: Coal lighters came alongside

Number on sick list 2


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8 July 1916

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.15am: Commenced coaling

8.50am: Completed coaling, 90 tons

Employed cleaning ship. Lifebuoys tested correct. Embarking ammunition

Leave to Chief and Petty.Oficers 1 til 4pm

pm: Returned 2 torpedo heads to HMS Minerva

One private RMLI returned from hospital

6.30pm: Pilot boarded, tug in assistance

6.40pm: Slipped buoys, weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

7.05pm: Dropped pilot

10.06pm: Barberyn Light abeam, S84E, 13 miles

Number on sick list 2


[HMS Minerva, 5690 ton cruiser, was launched in 1895 at Chatham Dockyard. She took part in the Gallipoli campaign before she was scrapped in 1920. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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9 July 1916

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 5.9, Long 82.3

12.05am: Observed Point de Galle Light S78E

12.52am: Point de Galle Light abeam 14½ miles

1.40am: Point de Galle abeam, bearing N22E 10½ miles, Galle Light bearing N6W

2.05am: Dondra Light bearing N77E

3.30am: Dondra Light abeam, 14 miles distance, bearing N20E

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

Number on sick list 3


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10 July 1916

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 5.88, Long 87.57

am: Training classes at gunnery, employed as requisite

9.30am: Heavy rain squall

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrant no 86

Number on sick list 3


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11 July 1916

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 6.25, Long 92.05

am: 1st part each watch mustered bags, remainder as requisite

Acting Seaman Gunner class under examination

Ordinary seamen at heavy gun drill

pm: Ordinary seamen & acting seaman gunners at gunnery, remainder painting & as requisite

Number on sick list 2


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12 July 1916

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 5.65, Long 95.96

2.30am: Heavy rain squalls

4.30am: Observed Willemstoren Light bearing N85E

7.20am: Willemstoren Light House abeam, 2½ miles

9.00am: Pulo Burn Light House abeam, bearing S6W, 2 miles

am: Red watch at loader & mustered bags, remainder as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters exercised general quarters

6.55pm: Observed Diamond Point Light S48E

8.23pm: Diamond Light abeam, 7½’ distance

10.08pm: Edi Rajut Light bearing S2W with Diamond Light bearing N78W

10.55pm: Edi Rajut Light abeam, distance 12 miles

Number on sick list 1


[Pulo Burn is probably Pulau Buru Lighthouse on an islet off the coast at Banda Aceh, it lies at Lat 5.69, Long 95.39.

Edi Rajut Lighthouse is also known as Idi and lies at Lat 4.95, Long 97.78.]


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13 July 1916

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 3.57, Long 99.89

Intermittent sounding until 7.15am

7.30am: Observed Pulo Berhala: S.46.E mag

am: White watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

10.04am: Pulo Berhala abeam, distance 3 miles

11.55am: Pulo Pandang abeam, distance 11 miles

pm: Hands at rest, training classes at gunnery

5.43pm: One Fathom Bank Light House S70E

6.05pm: One Fathom Bank Light House abeam, distance 3 miles

7.08pm: Pinto Gedon Light abeam, distance 9¼ miles

11.26pm: Cape Rachardo Light abeam, 4½ miles

Number on sick list 2


[There is a location Pulau Pintu Gedong in Malaysia at Lat 2.92, Long 101.25 but I have been unable to trace a light there.]


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14 July 1916

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 1.26, Long 103.8

1.00am: Pulo Undan Light S66E

2.50am: Pulo Undan Light abeam N33E, 3¼ miles

4.50am: Tangong Tohor abeam, distance 6 miles

5.40am: Pulo Pisang S68E

5.58am: Pulo Shrilo abeam, distance 10¼ miles

9.00am: The Brothers Light abeam, 3½ miles

10.21am: Sultan Shoal Light , 4 miles

11.30am: Pilot boarded

Noon: Stopped off Western entrance, waiting for berth

1.40pm: Secured alonside coaling wharf

Banked fires, commenced coaling, employed embarking stores

4.30pm: Completed coaling, 390 tons

5.10pm: Slipped from wharf, tug in attendance

5.33pm: Anchored

6.00pm: Leave to watch and part 6.45pm till 6.30am

9.00pm: Prepared for night defences

Number on sick list 2


[Tanjong Tohor is a cape in Malaysia at Lat 1.85, Long 102.72.

Sultan Shoal Light House is in Singapore at Lat 1.23, Long 103.65.]


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15 July 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

11.00am: Drew three exercising head[s] for torpedoes from HMS Venus

pm: Leave to watch and part 1pm till 6.30am

2.00pm: Read warrants 87 & 88, discharged one rating to detention

Exchanged 2nd Cutter

9.00pm: Landed patrol

10.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 2


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16 July 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.15am: Landed Roman Catholics 32, Presbyterians 7

8.30am: Japanese Torpedo Boat Destroyer sailed

9.30am: Landed Church of England party

pm: Leave to watch and part 1.30 till 9.45pm

6.00pm: Preparing guns for firing

8.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 1


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17 July 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.18, Long 103.65

7.00am: Weighed & proceeded

10.00am: Sub calibre firing

10.27am: Commenced 1st run..,

10.33am: Ceased fire 1st run

11.03am: Commenced 2nd run

11.09am: Ceased fire 2nd run

3.15pm: Hauled in target

4.27pm: Stopped off Sultan Shoal Light House, anchored

5.24pm: HMS Cornwall anchored

Number on sick list 3


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18 July 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.18, Long 103.61

7.40am: Weighed & proceeded

9.17am: Commenced fire 1st run

9.22am: Ceased fire 1st run

9.55am: Commenced fire 2nd run

10.01am: Ceased fire 2nd run

10.10am: Stopped to secure target

12.02pm: Exercise finished, hauled in target

1.58pm: Anchored

4.30pm: Evening quarters, read warrant no 89

8.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 3


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19 July 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.1, Long 103.58

7.33am: Weighed & proceeded half speed

9.47am: Opened fire 1st run

9.53am: Ceased fire 1st run

10.15am: Opened fire 2nd run

10.20am: Ceased fire 2nd run

11.25am: Opened fire 3rd run

11.30am: Ceased fire 3rd run

11.50am: Stopped to pick up target

2.30pm: Proceeded to anchorage off Sultan Shoal (target in tow)

3.52pm: Anchored

4.00pm: Evening quarters, repairing target

8.00pm: Preparing night defences

Number on sick list 3


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20 July 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.17, Long 103.51

7.25am: Weighed & proceeded to firing ground, target in tow

11.36am: Opened fire

11.56am: Ceased fire, proceeded into harbour

2.55pm: Anchored

pm: Employed spreading side screens & as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch and part 5 till 9.45pm

7.00pm: Landed Patrol

8.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 2


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21 July 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.40am: Provision lighter alongside

am: Embarking stores and as requisite

11.35am: HMS Cornwall proceeded to anchorage

pm: Employed running torpedoes, embarking stores and as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch and part 5pm till 6.30am

5.30pm: HMS Cornwall sailed

8.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 2


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22 July 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

12.30pm: Landed escort

pm: Leave to watch and part 1pm till 6.30am, make and mend clothes

One rating joined from detention to await passage to HMS Venus

Number on sick list 2


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23 July 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.20am: Landed Roman Catholics 32, Presbyterians 13

8.30am: Landed Wesleyans 21

9.30am: Divisions, Divine Service

pm: Leave to watch and part 1pm till 9.45pm

One bucket lost by accident

Number on sick list 2


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24 July 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.00am: Coal lighters alongside

7.50am: Commenced coaling

Noon: Read warrants no 90 and 91

12.15pm: Completed coaling 138 tons

12.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to detention

pm: Leave to watch and part 5pm till 9.45pm

5.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to HMS Minerva to await passage

Number on sick list 1


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25 July 1916

On patrol

Lat 0.56, Long 103.83

6.13am: Weighed and proceeded

7.35am: Raffles bearing N30W, 1½ miles

7.55am: Round Island Light House abeam N67W, 1’

9.19am: Melville Reef S45E, 3 miles

am: White watch at loader, ordinary seamen at seamanship, boys at physical drill, remainder as requisite

10.25am: South Passage Island N74E, 1¾ miles

11.41am: South Brother Light House S19W, 4½ miles

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised fire stations

7.10pm: Muchi Island Light abeam, bearing S86E, distance 3¼ miles

7.34pm: Muchi Island Light bearing N50E

9.24pm: Varella Light bearing S64

11.00pm: Varella Light abeam, distance 2 miles

Number on sick list 1


[Varella is an alternative name for Berhala Lat -0.86, Long 104.41.]


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26 July 1916

On patrol

Lat -2.33, Long 105.67

5.30am: Observed Tangong Ular Light bearing S9E

7.00am: Tangong Ular Light House abeam, bearing S76E, distance 5 miles

7.50am: Tangong Kalian Light abeam bearing S89E, distance 6 miles

9.40am: Amelia Bank Buoy abeam, 2 miles

am: Training class at gunnery, Blue watch at loader & deflection teacher, remainder as requisite

2.34pm: Karang Tamboga Buoy abeam N63E, distance 1½ miles

3.35pm: Pangong Point N65E, distance 3¼ miles

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrant no 92, exercised fire stations

4.12pm: Nemesis Bank Buoy S12W, distance 1¼ miles

5.08pm: Banka Light House abeam, bearing N25E, distance 3 miles

5.48pm: Pulo Darwin [Dahun?] Light House

7.41pm: Dapur Island Light abeam, 5½ miles

Number on sick list 1


[Tanjung Ular Lighthouse is in Malaysia at Lat -1.97, Long 105.13.

Tangong Kalian Light is often indexed as Tanjung Kelian Lighthouse. It lies in the Banka Strait at Lat -2.08, Lat 105.13]


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27 July 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.8, Long 106.86

6.20am: Observed Arnemuiden Bank Light House bearing S14W

7.40am: Arnemuiden Shoal Light abeam, 4½ miles

am: Red watch at loader & deflection teacher, ordinary seamen at seamanship, remainder as requisite

12.22pm: Challenged “City of London” & received reply

1.00pm: Challeged HMS Venus & received reply

2.15pm: Stopped transshipped mails & provision

3.15pm: Proceeded on patrol

Number on sick list 1


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28 July 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.98, Long 106.91

am: White watch at loader, training classes at gunnery

11.00am: Boarded “Giange Seng”

11.20am: Proceeded

pm: Training classes at gunnery

4.20pm: Boarded steamer

4.45pm: Proceeded

Number on sick list 1


[SS Giange Seng was probably “Giang Seng”, 1183 tons, built in 1896 by John Scott & Co, Kinghorn. At this time she was operated by Heap Eng Moh Steamship Co Ltd, Singapore. She was scrapped in 1931.]


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29 July 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.94, Long 106.92

8.15am Stop, boarded SS Rumphus

8.26am: Proceeded slow ahead

9.45am: Boarded Dutch SS Kawi, Rotterdam

10.10am: Proceeded on patrol

1.10pm: Boarded Dutch oil SS Halaban

4.30pm: Boarded SS Chiang Seng

5.25pm: Half ahead

5.40pm: Boarded Dutch SS Ceylon of Rotterdam

8.10pm: Observed flare signals on shore, colours undistinguished

10.45pm: Observed signals presumed to be one red and three green flares

Number on sick list 1


[SS Rumphus is probably SS Rumphius, 2548 tons, & was built in 1908 by Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij, Amsterdam, for the Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was scrapped in 1937

SS Kawi, 4872 tons, was built in 1905 for Rotterdam Lloyd. She was sold & renamed in 1927.

SS Halaban, 536 tons, was built in 1897 by Scheepwerf Rijkee & Co Rotterdam for Shell Tankers. She was sold to Japanese owners in 1926 and scrapped in 1945.

SS Ceylon, 4999 tons, was built in 1913 for Rotterdam Lloyd. She was sold & renamed in 1927.]


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30 July 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.93, Long 106.79

7.20am: Boarded SS Van Spilbergen

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

1.15pm: Stopped. Captain of “Venus” boarded

1.55pm: Dropped Captain of “Venus”. Proceeded on patrol

Number on sick list 1


[SS Van Spilbergen, 3273 tons, was built in 1908 by Maatschappij Fijenoord, Rotterdam, for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was scrapped in 1949.]


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31 July 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.89, Long 106.9

6.50am: Stopped to board steamship

7.00am: Slow ahead

am: Exercised control parties, White watch at loader

10.00am: Dropped port life belt & port sea-boat

Noon: Stopped two Dutch SS De Eerens & Van der Capellen

12.15pm: Boarded “De Eerens”

12.30pm: Boarded “Van der Capellen”

2.10pm: Slow ahead

Gunnery class at loader, remainder as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters. Exercised Collision stations

6.05pm: Officer of Guard Dutch Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Panter” came onboard

6.15pm: Guard returned to “Panter”

Number on sick list 2


[SS Van der Capellen, 1265 tons, was built in 1902 by Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij, Amsterdam, for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was scrapped in 1933

TBD Panter, 510 ton destroyer, was launched in 1913 by Fijenoord, Schiedam. She was converted to a despatch ship in 1928 and scrapped in 1934.]


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916


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[These pages are cover pages or blank.]


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[List of meteorological instruments.]


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1 August 1916

On patrol

Lat -6.0, Long 106.93

6.00am: Stopped and boarded Dutch SS Van der Bosch

am: Acting Seaman Gunners & Gun Layers classes at 1” aiming with 12 pdr guns, remainder as requisite

2.05pm: Recommenced firing

3.41pm: Ceased firing

4.20pm: Hoisted in target

Number on sick list 3


[SS Van den Bosch, 1621 tons, was built in 1903 by Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij, Amsterdam, for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was scrapped in 1952.]


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2 August 1916

On patrol

Lat -6.01, Long 106.93

am: Seaman Gunners & Gun Layers 3 at 1“ aiming

10.05am: Commenced firing

12.10pm: Ceased firing

2.00pm: Opened fire starboard guns

2.08pm: Ceased fire starboard guns

2.22pm: Opened fire port guns

2.32pm: Ceased fire port guns

3.08pm: Hoisted in target

Number on sick list 3


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3 August 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.94, Long 106.89

9.55am: Boarded SS Ban Whatt Hin

am: White watch at divisional drill

1.32pm: Stopped & boarded SS Montoro (Sydney)

Number on sick list 1


[SS Ban Whatt Hin, 361 tons, was built in 1885 by Blackwood & Gordon, Paisley & Port Glasgow. She had several owners before she was scrapped in 1928.

SS Montoro, 4057 tons, was built in 1911 for Burns, Philp & Co. She was sold & renamed in 1948.]


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4 August 1916

On patrol

Lat -6.03, Long 106.91

10.15am: Proceeded to firing grounds

10.30am: Carried out 1" aiming practice

11.15am: Ceased firing, picked up target

pm: Ordinary seamen sight setting

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised Collision stations

5.32pm: Stopped and boarded Dutch SS Van der Capellen

7.35pm: Boarded SS Ban Whatt Hin (British)

Number on sick list 1


[SS Van der Capellen, 1052 tons, was built in 1902 by Nederlandsche Fabriek van Werktuigen & Spoorwegmaterieel NV Amsterdam for NV Koninklijke Paketvaart-Maatschappij, Batavia. She was scrapped in 1933.]


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5 August 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.85, Long 106.72

7.00am: Mr Goldbert released and discharged to Dutch SS Boeton for passage to Batavia

5.30pm: Boarded Dutch SS Rochussen

5.50pm: Proceeded on patrol

Number on sick list 1


[SS Boeton, 6275 tons, was built in 1913 for Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland; she was sold & renamed in 1927.]


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6 August 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.93, Long 106.92

4.00am: Edam Light N39W

7.28am: Stopped & boarded Dutch SS Djocja

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

11.48am: Boarded sailing barge “Helma”

2.05pm: Signalled SS Skipton Castle, British

Other: 8pm bearings:- Edam Lt N.41 1/2.W mag -- Fixed Lt Bkwater S.26 1/2.W mag

Number on sick list 2


[SS Djocja, 4171 tons, was built in 1905 for Rotterdam Lloyd. She was sold & renamed in 1927.

SS Skipton Castle, 3823 tons, was built in 1907 by William Pickersgill & Sons, Sunderland, for the Lancashire Shipping Co. She was sold & renamed in 1928 then scrapped in 1932.]


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7 August 1916

On patrol

Lat -6.0, Long 106.91

8.17am: Stopped and boarded SS Sikh

am: Exercised supply parties, ordinary seamen gun drill

pm: Acting Seamen Gunners & ordinary seamen at 6" gun drill

Steam boats crew at signals, remainder as requisite

5.30pm: Stopped and boarded SS Bia (Swedish)

5.55pm: Proceeded

Number on sick list 2


[SS Sikh, 5150 tons, was built in 1914 for the Asiatic Steam Navigation Co. She was scrapped in 1934.

SS Bia, 3296 tons, was built in 1905 by R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn, for Swedish owners. She was wrecked in 1917 when she ran aground on Albatross Rocks with the loss of 3 men.]


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8 August 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.92, Long 106.92

9.00am: Divisions, Prayers, exercised General Quarters

9.55am: Secured, Red watch at loader, remainder as requisite

12.05pm: Observed steamer, proceeded half speed

12.39pm: Stopped, boarded Norwegian SS Magdala

1.08pm: Proceeded

3.15pm: Stopped, one white helmet lost by accident

Number on sick list 2


[SS Magdala, 3509 tons, was built in 1914 by the Northumberland Shipbuilding Co, Howden. At this time she was operated by A/S, D/S Orient, Copenhagen. She was sold & renamed in 1923 but in 1941 she was wrecked without loss of life.]


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9 August 1916

On patrol

Lat -6.02, Long 106.94

7.00am: Stopped and boarded SS Tjipanus

7.30am: Stopped and boarded Schooner Kim Hin Lee

8.38am: Stopped and boarded SS Athenic, British collier no 522

9.55am: Boarded Dutch SS Siberg

am: White watch at divisional drill

2.34pm: Stopped dropped target

3.00pm: Commenced firing

3.50pm: Ceased firing, hauled in target

4.00pm: Evening quarters. read warrant no 93

Number on sick list 2


[SS Tjipanus was probably SS Tjipanas, 3815 tons which was built in 1903 by Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij, Amsterdam, for Java, China, Japan Lijn. She was scrapped in 1932.

I cannot trace SV Kim Hin Lee

SS Athenic, 4078 tons, was built in 1906 by the Sunderland Ship Building Co, Sunderland. She was renamed in 1932 and scrapped in 1936.

SS Siberg, 1871 tons, was built in 1915 by Rikjee & Co, Rotterdam for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatshcappij. She was captured by the Japanese in 1942 & blew up while loading ammunition in 1943.]


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10 August 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.85, Long 106.27

6.15am: Challenged & received reply “City of London”

7.00am: Stopped & received mail etc from “City of London”

am: Blue watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

10.20am: Payung Island abeam, 1 mile

12.40pm: Stopped to board steamer

1.06pm: Proceeded half speed

pm: Make & mend clothes

6.05pm: North Watcher Light abeam, 5 miles

Number on sick list 2


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11 August 1916

On patrol

Lat -2.41, Long 105.71

Sounding

6.40am: Dapur Island Light abeam, 5¾ miles

8.15am: Dawan bearing North, 4½ miles

9.29am: Nemesis Bank buoy S23W, 1 mile

9.53am: Pangong Point N65E, 3¼ miles

pm: Ordinary seamen under gunnery exam

2.38pm: Amelia Bank buoy N31E, 2 miles

4.07pm: Kalian Point Light House N71E, 6½ miles

9.34pm: Berhala Light N50½W

11.20pm: Muchi Light N44½W

Number on sick list 3


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12 August 1916

On patrol

Lat 1.19, Long 103.83

1.10am: Muchi Island Light abeam, 4¼ miles

5.00am: South Brother Light N43W

10.35am: Rounded Ajax shoal

10.50am: Received orders to proceed to anchorage

11.30am: Raffles Light House abeam, 1 mile

12.36pm: Anchored

pm: Engineering Commander Laverne and 2 ratings joined from HMS Minerva

4.00pm: Evening quarters, discharged Engineering Lieutenant Commander Boxer for passage to England

5.34pm: Weighed & proceeded

7.15pm: Pedra Branca Light N79E

9.05pm: Pedra Branca Light abeam 1¼ miles

Number on sick list 3


[Ajax Shoal is off Singapore at Lat 1.23, Long 103.67.

Pedra Branca Light is indexed as Horsburgh Lighthouse at Lat 1.32, Long 104.4.]


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13 August 1916

On patrol

Lat 3.12, Long 104.8

5.35am: Pulo Manke Light N54E

9.00am: Divisions & Divine Service

11.45pm: Cast lead, 40 fms

Number on sick list 2


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14 August 1916

On patrol

Lat 4.92, Long 103.92

2.45am: Cast lead, 41 fms

4.00am: Stopped Chinese SS Yu Sang & sent her to Singapore under Lieutenant Williams

9.25am: Boarded SS Linan

10.05am: “Linan” proceeded

am: Exercised ammunition supply & control parties, ordinary seamen sight setting

Number on sick list 1


[SS Yu Sang, 1844 tons, was built in 1912. At this time she was owned by Jardine, Matheson & Co. She was scrapped in 1935.

SS Linan, 2203 tons, was built in 1903 for the China Navigation Co. She was scrapped in 1934.]


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15 August 1916

On patrol

Lat 4.83, Long 103.95

1.45am: Cast lead, 36 fms

8.45am: Signalled SS Kajang, British

10.00am: Heavy rain squall, reduced to 60 rev

am: White watch at divisional drill

1.55pm: Stopped, ordinary seamen at ammunition

2.00pm: Boarded SS Dagfin, Norwegian

2.30pm: Sent armed party onboard and proceeded to escort “Dagfin” toward Singapore

Number on sick list 0


[SS Kajang may have been the ship ordered from Taikoo Dockyard & Engineering Co Ltd, Hong Kong, by the Straits Steamship Co.

SS Dagfin. 1442 tons, was built in 1902 in Fredrickstad. She was scrapped in 1919.]


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16 August 1916

On patrol

Lat 2.5, Long 104.68

2.30am: Cast lead 33½ fms

5.10am: Pulo Tioman S29W

am: Blue watch at divisional drill

pm: Ordinary seamen sight setting

8.30pm: Horsburgh Light House abeam, S55E, distance 1½ miles

11.25pm: Fort Canning Light N54W

11.40pm: Stopped. Anchored

Number on sick list 1


[Pulau Tioman is in Malaysia at Lat 2.8, Long 104.18.]


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17 August 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.45am: Weighed & proceeded into harbour, course & speed to pilot’s instructions

7.55am: Secured to West wharf, boarding parties returned

8.05am: Commenced coaling

Discharged 1 rating to HMS Cornwall, 2 ratings joined from HMS Cornwall

1.00pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch till 6.45am

4.00pm: Leave to 2nd part White watch 4.30pm till 6.30am

7.20pm: Completed coaling, 877 tons

Number on sick list 1


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18 August 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.00am: Slipped coaling wharf & proceeded to anchorage

7.45am: Anchored

1.00pm: Leave to watch and part 1pm till 6.30am

2 ratings discharged to hospital

8.00pm: Prepared for night defence


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19 August 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.10am: Japanese cruiser sailed

1.00pm: Leave to watch and part 1pm till 6.30am

Make and mend clothes

8.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 2


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20 August 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.00am: Landed Roman Catholics (28), Presbyterians (10)

9.00am: Divisions & Divine Service

1.00pm: Leave to watch & part 1pm till 6.30am

9.00am: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 2


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21 August 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

8.05am: Japanese Torpedo Boat Destroyer sailed

am: Divers examining under water fittings, remainder painting ship

Two paint brushes lost by accident

pm: Employed painting & provisioning ship

5.00pm: Leave to watch & part till 6.30pm

6.00pm: Three ratings joined from hospital

8.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 0


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22 August 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Divers examining underwater fittings, employed painting ship

pm: Leave to watch and part 5pm till 6.30am, employed as in forenoon

HMS Cornwall picket boat & 2 crew joined for patrol duties

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrant no 94

5.15pm: HMS Cornwall sailed

8.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 0


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23 August 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Employed painting & running torpedoes, divers examining underwater fittings

pm: Leave to watch and part 5pm till 10pm

Employed as forenoon & dismantling 6" guns

5.00pm: 1 rating joined from hospital

8.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 0


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24 August 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Exercised torpedo running, remainder painting ship and as requisite

pm: Leave to watch and part 1pm till 10pm

Discharged one rating to hospital

5.25pm: HMS Cornwall arrived

Discharged Picket boat and crews to HMS Cornwall

8.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 0


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25 August 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

8.00am: Japanese Torpedo Boat Destroyer sailed

9.00am: Divisions, Prayers, exercised General Quarters

10.10am: Secured, employed as requisite

pm: Leave to watch and part 1pm till 10pm, employed as requisite

7.00pm: 3 ratings joined from hospital

Number on sick list 0


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26 August 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

pm: Discharged 37 ratings to SS Somali

Leave to watch and part 3.45pm till 10pm

6.40pm: HMS Cornwall sailed

37 ratings joined from SS Namur

Number on sick list 0


[SS Somali, 6780 tons, was built in 1901 for P&O. She was sold in 1923.]


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27 August 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.30: Landed Roman Catholics (29)

7.50am: Torpedo Boat Destroyer Fame arrived & anchored

9.00am: Divisions, Commander-in-Chief inspected ships company

10.30am: Divine Service

pm: Leave to watch and part 1.30pm till 10pm

Discharged one Stoker Petty Office to TBD Fame

2.30pm: TBD Fame sailed

3.00pm: Japanese cruiser arrived & anchored

Number on sick list 0


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28 August 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.30am: Physical drill, ordinary seamen boat pulling

am: Exercised ammunition supply, drawing stores, ordinary seamen mustering bags

Training classes at gunnery

pm: Preparing for coaling

Leave to watch and part 5pm till 10pm

10.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

Number on sick list -0


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29 August 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.35am: Collier SS Katoa secured alongside

7.00am: Commenced coaling

8.00am: Japanese Torpedo Boat Destroyer sailed

8.25am: Completed coaling, 116 tons

8.50am: Cast off collier

11.15am: Japanese Torpedo Boat Destroyer arrived & anchored

pm: Discharged one Wireless Telegraphy rating to SS Esturia & 1 Stoker Petty Officer to hospital

Number on sick list 0


[SS Esturia, 2143 tons, was built in 1910 by Armstrong, Whitworth & Co for the Burmah Oil Co. She was sold & renamed “Loukia” in 1923. She was lost in 1937 when she hit a mine off Catalonia during the Spanish Civil War with the death of 22 out of 23 crew members.]


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30 August 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

8.10am: Japanese cruiser sailed

8.30am: SS City of London arrived

am: White watch at divisional drill, training classes at gunnery, remainder as requisite

12.05pm: Weighed & proceeded

3.24pm: Horsburgh Light abeam, distance 1 mile

4.00pm: Evening quarters read warrant 95, exercised collision stations

11.33pm: Pulo Aar abm

Number on sick list 0


[Pulo Aar probably refers to the island indexed as Pulau Aur off the coast of Malaysia at Lat 2.45, Long 104.42.]


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31 August 1916

On patrol

Lat 4.6, Long 104.05

12.30am: Cast of lead gave 36 fms

am: Blue watch at divisional drill, training classes at gunnery, remainder as requisite, ordinary seamen at seamanship

pm: Make and mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised fire stations

Number on sick list 0


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916


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[Meteorological instruments.]


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1 September 1916

On patrol

Lat 8.47, Long 103.15

am: Training classes at instruction, exercised spotting table

pm: Paid monthly money

3.25pm: Pulo Panjang N53E

6.35pm: Cast of lead gave 33 fms, altered course N45W

Number on sick list 1


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2 September 1916

On patrol

Lat 11.68, Long 101.25

3.02pm: Stopped & boarded SS Katong, Bangkok to Singapore

3.32pm: Proceeded

7.30pm: Stoppede & boarded Norwegian SS Produce

Number on sick list 3


[SS Katong, 1461 tons, was built in 1915 as SS Medan by Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co for Norddeutscher Lloyd although this is not recorded on the Ships List website. She was operated by the Straits Steamship Co, named Katong, from 1916 until she was sunk by Japanese aircraft in 1942.

SS Produce, 1170 tons, was built in 1905 by Nylands Mekaniske Verksted, Oslo. She was operated at this time by Hans Kiaer & Co. She remained under the Norwegian Flag until she ran aground & was wrecked in 1940.]


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3 September 1916

On patrol

Lat 13.26, Long 100.76

6.30am: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS Helios

7.05am: Boarded Japanese SS No 1 Tamon Maru

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

10.00am: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS Saima

5.16pm: Stopped & boarded Chinese SS Wan Li

5.35pm: Stopped & boarded Chinese SS Tung Wah

5.45pm: Patrick Durkin, stoker RNR, ON 5177, died

5.50pm: One bed sheet destroyed

9.00pm: Stopped, committed the body of the late Patrick Durkin to the deep

9.15pm: Proceeded

Number on sick list 2


[SS Helios was probably the ship of 1656 tons, built in 1906 by Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd for Bruusgaard Kiosteruds, Drammen. She was sold to a Chinese operator in 1923 & renamed. In 1938 she was sunk in the mouth of the Pearl River as a blockship. There were other ships of the same name in service at this time.

SS Tamon Maru No 1, 1754 tons, was built in 1894 as “Cerberus” by Workman, Clark & Co, Belfast. She became Tamon Maru in 1910

SS Saima, 1147 tons, was built in 1914 by Laxevaargs Maskin & Jernskibsbyggeri, Bergen, for OW Bergman. She came under the control of the Shipping Controller, flying the British Flag in 1918 when she was torpedoed with the loss of 16 men.

SS Tung Wah, 1176 tons, was built in 1906 as “Prominent” by Nylands Verksted, Kristiana. She was sold & renamed in 1911 then scuttled as a blockship in 1937.

Patrick Durkin, age 19, stoker ON 5177, was the son of Alice Durkin, 10 Robinson St, Middlesbrough. He is commemorated on panel 19 of Chatham Naval Memorial.]


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4 September 1916

On patrol

Lat 12.49, Long 100.85

am: Ordinary seamen & stoker training classes at instruction

Exercised ammunition supply parties at 6” gun drill, remainder as requisite

4.20pm: Swung ship for deviation table

6.25pm: Boarded steamer

7.30pm: Boarded steamer

10.00pm: Boarded Chinese SS Guan Kin Seng

Number on sick list 2


[SS Guan Kin Seng was probably “Guan Kim Seng”, 1209 tons, built in 1876 as “Japara” by Caird & Co, Dundee. She was renamed in 1916 and again in 1921. In 1925 she went missing and was presumed lost with all hands.]


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5 September 1916

On patrol

Lat 12.53, Long 100.69

5.00am: Stopped & spoke steamer

5.10am: Proceeded

5.55am: Stopped, boarded steamship

am: White watch at divisional drill, training classes at rifle exercise & gun drill, remainder as requisite

pm: Employed as in forenoon, ordinary seamen at seamanship

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised ‘Abandon ship stations’

6.50pm: Hoarded British SS Hupeh

8.30pm: SS Hupeh ordered to St James with Warrant Officer & 4 ratings onboard for examination of mails

9.10pm: Boarded Chinese SS Kung Ping for Singapore

10.30pm: Boarded British SS Ban Hong Liong bound Singapore to Bangkok

Number on sick list 2


[SS Hupeh, 1951 tons, was built in 1901 by Scotts, Greenock for the China Navigation Co, London. She was sold & renamed Sungpu in 1931. In 1937 she was sunk as a blockship at Kiangyin

SS Kung Ping, 2705 tons, was built in 1894 by Napier, Shanks & Bell, Yoker, and operated from 1897 by China Merchants Steam Navigation Co. In 1937 she was scuttled as a blockship on the Yangtse at Kiang Ying,

SS Ban Hong Liong was referred to in 1906 & may have been the ship of 1100 tons ordered by Jacob Low.]


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6 September 1916

On patrol

Lat 12.59, Long 100.73

12.15am: Stopped & signalled Japanese steamship

5.20am: Boarded “Wanle”

6.40am: Boarded Chinese SS Kwang Lee

am: Blue watch at divisional drill, ordinary seamen at seamanship

11.20am: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS Skule, Singapore to Bangkok

pm: Training classes at gunnery

9.30pm: Stopped & boarded steamer

Number on sick list 2


[SS Kwang Lee, 2360 tons, was built in 1883 by WB Thompson, Whiteinch, for China Mutual Steam Navigation Co. In 1937 she was scuttled at Kiang Ying in the Yangtse as a blockship.

SS Skule, 1136 tons, was built in 1906 by Akers Mek. Verksted, Oslo, for BA Sanne, Oslo.]


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7 September 1916

On patrol

Lat 12.85, Long 100.73

10.09am: Stopped & boarded steamer

am: Red watch at divisional drill, training classes at gunnery

8.30pm: Courses various chasing SS Yu Shun

9.50pm: Stopped & boarded SS Yu Shun

Midnight: Koh Chuin Light S65E

Number on sick list 2


[SS Yu Shun was built in 1900 and plans for her are held in the Falkirk archives relating to the Grangemouth Dockyard Co.

Koh Chuin Light may be Ko Chun Lighthouse situated on a skerry near Pattaya, Thailand. The skerry is situated at Lat 12.95, Long 100.87]


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8 September 1916

On patrol

Lat 12.78, Long 100.73

6.20am: Stopped & boarded SS Drufar

am: White watch at divisional drill, training classes at gunnery, remainder as requisite

10.20am: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS Diva

10.50am: Proceeded, exercised Night action stations

1.12pm: Stopped & boarded two Norwegians SS Uru, SS Sulan

2.52pm: Stopped & boarded SS Halvard

9.27pm: Koh Chuin Light abeam, distance 6¼ miles

Number on sick list 2


[SS Drufar, 1739 tons, was built in 1905 by Fevigs Jernskibsbyggeri, Fevig for Wiel & Amundsen, Fredrikshald. She was sold & renamed in 1925 and sank after a collision in Hankow Harbour in 1930.

Diva”, 1625 tons, was built in 1911 as “Sheng Ta” by Napier & Miller Ltd, Old Kilpatrick. She was renamed in 1916 until she was sold & renamed again in 1920. She was wrecked, refloated & scapped in 1935.

The only Norwegian ship I have found which might be SS Uru is SS Urd, 3049 tons, built in 1885 by Ropner & Sons, Stockton-on-Tees. She was torpedoed in 1917.

The identity of SS Sulan is also a mystery. An Icelandic fishing vessel with that name was sailing at that time but references to a Norwegian “Selun” of 865 tons occur in the literature although I cannot find her in the usual list of Norwegian ships. She was involved in the rescue of crew from SS Aparima on 19 Nov 1917 after she was torpedoed off the coast of Dorset.

SS Halvard, 1701 tons, was built in 1902 by John Priestman & Son, Southwick, Sunderland, for Bruusgaard Kosterud & Co, Drammen. She was sold in 1922, renamed for the first time in 1934 and sunk by US aircraft in 1942 while under the Japanese Flag.]


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9 September 1916

On patrol

Lat 10.43, Long 102.35

pm: Make & mend clothes

2.10pm: Observed Pulo Wai S50½E

4.30pm: Pulo Wai abeam, 5 miles distant

7.17pm: Observed Pulo Panjang S57E

9.35pm: Pulo Panjang abeam, N52E, 9 miles

Number on sick list 2


[Pulo Wai is an island off the coast of Cambodia at Lat 9.92, Long 102.92.]


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10 September 1916

On patrol

Lat 8.32, Long 105.28

3.35am: Observed Pulo Obi Light bearing S85E

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

8.45pm: Pulo Condore abeam, 13 miles

Number on sick list 3


[Pulo Obi is an island off the coast of Vietnam at Lat 8.43, Long 104.83.

Pulo Condore is an island off the coast of Vietnam at Lat 8.68, Long 106.62.]


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11 September 1916

Anchored off Cape St James

Lat 10.27, Long 107.07

5.15am: Observed Cape St. James N9W

9.10am: Anchored off Cape St James

11.00am: Training classes at gunnery

pm: Training classes at instruction, remainder as requisite

8.00pm: Prepared for night defences

Number on sick list 3


[Cape St James is at Lat 10º 16’ 41”, Long 107º 4’ 15”.

The settlement is indexed as Vung Tau and is in Vietnam. In French sources it is referred to as Cap Saint Jacques or Ville du Cap and is at Lat 10.35, Long 107.07.]


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12 September 1916

Cape St James to Pulo Condore

Lat 9.3, Long 106.88

6.10am: Weighed & proceeded

am: Employed rigging coaling gear, ordinary seamen at seamanship, Blue watch at divisional drill

2.50pm: Stopped & anchored

8.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 3


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13 September 1916

Pulo Condore Island

Lat 8.68, Long 106.62

5.45am: Collier SS Hang Sang secured alongside

6.15am: Commenced coaling

8.00am: Breakfast

8.20am: Resumed coaling

12.05pm: Dinner

12.35pm: Resumed coaling

2.30pm: Completed with coal, 540 tons

3.15pm: Cast off collier

8.00pm: Prepared for night defence

Number on sick list 3


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14 September 1916

Pulo Condore

Lat 8.82, Long 106.36

9.25am: Weighed & proceeded

1.50pm: The Brothers Island, abeam 6 miles

pm: Make and mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrants 96 & 97

5.50pm: Observed Pulo Obi S87W

Number on sick list 3


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15 September 1916

On patrol

Lat 8.38, Long 104.77

2.00am: Pulo Obi abeam N26W, 18 miles approximately

4.30am: Pulo Obi Light bearing North

8.15am: Stopped and boarded British SS Hai Mun

am: Exercised spotting table practice, training classes at gunnery

12.5pm: Boarded French SS Ta-Tou-Tse

pm: Ordinary seamen at seamanship, remainder as requisite

Number on sick list 2


[SS Hai Mun, 1311 tons, was built in 1896 by William Hamilton & Co, Port Glasgow for the Douglas Steamship Co, Hong Kong. She was sold & renamed for the first time in 1928 and torpedoed in 1943 while under Japanese control.

SS Ta-Tou-Tse, 1136 tons, was built in 1897 as “Dr Hans Jurg Kaier” by Helsingor Jernskibsverft & Machine Byggeri, Elsinore. She was sold & renamed in 1907. After several changes of owner and name she was wrecked in 1928.]


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16 September 1916

On patrol

Lat 8.35, Long 104.77

3.55am: Pulo Obi Light N8W

12.18pm: Stopped, boarded Norwegian SS Halvard, ordered her to Cape St James, armed guard on board

1.25pm: Proceeded

pm: Make & mend clothes

Midnight: Pulo Obi Light N31E

Number on sick list 2


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17 September 1916

On patrol

Lat 8.28, Long 104.87

6.03am: Stopped & boarded steamship

10.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

1.24pm: Stopped & boarded SS Tong Lee, Chinese

9.18pm: Stopped & Spoke Japanese SS Koun Maru from Hong Kong

Number on sick list 2


[SS Tong Lee, 1409 tons, was built by Nylands Mekaniske Verksted, Oslo. She was purchased by Ching-Kee Steam Navigation Co in 1914 until she was acquired by the Japanese Government in 1941. She was torpedoed in 1944 as SS Dori Maru.

SS Koun Maru was possibly “Koan Maru”, 695 tons, built in 1913 by Ono Seikich & torpedoed in 1945 or “Koan Maru, 2840 tons, built as “Grosmont” in 1899 by Ropner Shipbuilding & Repairing Co, Stockton-on-Tees. She was sold & renamed in 1905 then ran aground and was wrecked in 1928.]


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18 September 1916

On patrol

Lat 8.35, Long 104.74

am: Exercised ammunition supply, ordinary seamen at seamanship, training classes at rifle exercise

Number on sick list 3


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19 September 1916

On patrol

Lat 8.35, Long 105.0

4.00am: Pulo Obi Light bearing N29E

9.43am: Signalled SS Chang Chow ‘follow me to Cape St James’

am: Red watch at divisional drill

pm: Employed as requisite, training classes at instruction, ordinary seamen at gunnery

3.20pm: Stopped & boarded SS Chang Chow

6.35pm: Tree Island abeam, bearing S26E, distance 6 miles

11.25pm: Haon Bai Kan Light bearing S21W

Number on sick list 2


[SS Changchow, 1048 tons, was built in 1901 by Scott & Co, Greenock, for the China Navigation Co. She was scrapped in 1934.

Tree Island seems to be indexed as Tree Rock, off the coast of Vietnam at Lat 10.05, Long 104.47.

Haon Bai Kan Light is now indexed as Hon Bai Canh or Poulo Condore at Lat 8.67, Long 106.72.]


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20 September 1916

On patrol

Lat 10.27, Long 107.07

5.35am: Observed Cape St James bearing N23E

9.55am: Stopped & anchored off Cape St James

am: White watch at divisional drill, training classes at gunnery

pm: Officers anchor watch kept, [anchor] bearings frequently checked

Ordinary seamen at seamanship, remainder as requisite

4.00pm: Weighed & proceeded

Number on sick list 2


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21 September 1916

On patrol

Lat 10.27, Long 107.07

Casts of the lead between 12.15am and 2am gave between 18 & 20 fathoms

9.18am: Anchored

am: Training classes at instruction, Blue watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

1.25pm: Weighed & proceeded

pm: Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 2


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22 September 1916

On patrol

Lat 8.68, Long 106.62

12.30am & 2am: Casts of lead gave 21 & 20 fathoms

5.20am: Position by stellar observations - Lat 9º 25½’N, Long 107º 03’E

9.00am: Divisions, Prayers, exercised General quarters

am: Exercised spotting table practice, remainder as requisite

11.48am: Anchored NE Bay, Pulo Condore

pm: Preparing for coaling

Number on sick list 2


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23 September 1916

Pulo Condore

Lat 8.68, Long 106.62

6.20am: Collier SS Hang Sang secured alongside

6.35am: Commenced coaling

10.20am: Completed coaling, 310 tons

11.20am: Cast off collier

pm: Cleaning ship

Number on sick list 2


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24 September 1916

On patrol

Lat 8.12, Long 106.44

6.40am: Weighed & proceeded

7.30am: Rounded Hon Bai Kan

9.30am: Divisions, Divine Service

Number on sick list 2


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25 September 1916

On patrol

Lat 8.3, Long 105.0

7.15am: Observed Pulo Obi N15W

am: Exercised ammunition supply & fire control

12.45pm: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS Selun

1.00pm: Proceeded

pm: Training class at rifle exercise, remainder as requisite

6.00pm: Bare Island abeam, distance 10 miles

8.00pm: Heavy rain squall

9.30pm: Hon Bai Kan Light S22E

Number on sick list 1


[Bare Island may be the islet known as Ilot Aride at 18° 34’N, 106° 06’E whose name translates at Bare Islet. It seems to correspond to the modern Hong Trung Nho.]


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26 September 1916

On patrol

Lat 9.91, Long 107.0

Hourly soundings

5.30am: Cape St James bearing N17W

8.45am: Anchored, embarked provisions

9.45am: Weighed & proceeded

White watch at divisional drill, training class at rifle exercise

pm: Training class at instruction, remainder as requisite

3.50pm: Pulo Condore S10W

4.00pm: Evening quarters, watch evolutions

5.40pm: Reduced to 50 revs, signalled SS Hang Sang

Number on sick list 2


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27 September 1916

On patrol

Lat 5.37, Long 106.08

5.30am: Position by stellar observation Lat 6º.34’N, Long 106º.14’E

am: Blue watch at divisional drill, ordinary seamen at seamanship, training class at rifle drill remainder as requisite

11.08pm: Pulo Manki Light S46E

Number on sick list 2


[Pulo Manki Lighthouse is at Lat 3º 5’ 12”N, Long 105º 36’ 00”E.]


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28 September 1916

On patrol

Lat 2.39, Long 104.47

12.58am: Pulo Manki Light abeam, S79E, 29 miles

5.50am: Pulo Aor [now Pulau Aur] N80W

6.28am: Pulo Aor: abeam, 21 miles

am: Red watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

11.00am: Horsburg Light House S31W

3.40pm: Stopped to pick up pilot

4.06pm: Pilot boarded, proceeded

4.50pm: Entered wet dock, tugs in assistance

5.25pmj: Secured alongside

5.45pm: Commenced coaling

8.50pm: Finished coaling

Number on sick list 2


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29 September 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

9.00am: Pilot boarded

9.15am: Slipped and proceeded to No 3 Wharf, tugs in assistance

10.00am: Secured alongside

1.00pm: 4 ratings discharged to hospital

5.00pm: Leave to Blue and White watches till 7am

Torpedo Boat Destroyer arrived

Landed patrol

Number on sick list 5


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30 September 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.00am: Employed cleaning ship & embarking provisions

7.00am: Armed guard of 1 Petty Officer & 3 Able Seamen rejoined ship

One rating joined from detention

8.00am: Dockyard carrying out repairs

11.00am: Discharged 12 ratings to Tanglin Barracks (temporary)

1.00pm: Leave to Red & Blue watches till 11pm

Number on sick list 2


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1 October 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.30am: Pilot boarded, shifted to No 2 berth, tugs in assistance

10.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

Noon: SS City of London arrived

Noon: Leave to Red and White watches 12.30pm till 6.30am

5.00pm: Landed patrol

Number on sick list 1


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2 October 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.00am: Landed Red and White Small Arm Companies

am: Employed provisioning ship, drawing stores, unrigging coaling stay

1.00pm: Paid monthly money

1 paint brush lost by accident

Employed as in forenoon

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrant no 98

Leave to White and Blue watches till 6.30am

Number on sick list 1


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3 October 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.00am: Landed White and Blue Small Arm Companies

am: Discharged 1 rating to TBD Fame, employed stowing provisions & as requisite, training classes at signals

5.00pm: Leave to Red and Blue watches till 6.30am

6.00pm: Landed patrol

Number on sick list 1


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4 October 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.00am: Landed Red and Blue Small Arm Companies

am: Employed transporting ammunition & as requisite, ordinary seamen at instruction

One rating joined from Torpedo Boat Destroyer Fame

pm: Employed as requisite, training class at signals

One rating discharged to detention

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrant no 99

5.00pm: Leave to Red and White watches till 6.30am

6.00pm: Landed patrol

Number on sick list 2


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5 October 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.00am: Landed Red and White Small Arm Companies

am: Training classes at instructions, remainder as requisite

Leave to White and Blue watches 1pm till 6.30am

1.00pm: Japanese Torpedo Boat Destroyer sailed

Number on sick list 1


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6 October 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.00am: Landed White & Blue companies and marines for F.Ex

am: Training class at signals, employed refitting & as requisite

12 ratings rejoined from Fort Tanglin, discharged 12 ratings to Fort Tanglin (lent)

pm: Employed as in forenoon

Leave to Red and Blue watches 4.30pm till 6.30am

6.00pm: Landed patrol

Number on sick list 2


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7 October 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

pm: Leave to Red and White watches 1pm till 6.30am

Make and mend clothes

5.00pm: Landed Patrol

Number on sick list 1


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8 October 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.00am: Landed Roman Catholics 33, Presbyterians 12, Wesleyans 22

9.00am: Divisions & Divine Service

pm: Leave to White and Blue watches 1pm till 8am

Number on sick list 2


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9 October 1916

Place: Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Employed refitting & as requisite, training class at signals

1 rating boarded from SS City of London

12.15pm: SS City of London sailed

pm: Employed as in forenoon

5.00pm: Leave to Red and Blue watches till 8am

6.00pm: Read warrants No 100 and 101. Landed Patrol

Number on sick list 2


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10 October 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Employed refitting & as requisite, training class at signals

Noon: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

pm: Employed as in forenoon, received six oared gig from Hong Kong

5.00pm: Leave to Red and White watches till 8am

Number on sick list 2


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11 October 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Employed drawing stores refitting etc, training class at signals, ordinary seamen at rifle exercise

1.00pm: Read warrants No 102, 103, 104. Discharged 3 ratings to: Detention

pm: Employed as in forenoon

5.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

Number on sick list 2


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12 October 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Employed striking down ammunition & as requisite

1.00pm: Discharged 4 ratings to hospital

pm: Landed ship’s company on StJohns Island for Isolation, officers at Fort Tanglan

Care & maintenance party of 3 officers & 52 ratings remaining onboard

Number on sick list 5


[St John’s Island is about 6.5km south of the main island and was used as a quarantine station especially for cholera and also for those suffering from beri-beri.]


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13 October 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

1.30pm: Fumigated all cabins

3.30pm: Fumigated forward of F Bulkhead

5.00pm: Opened up all cabins, fumigated between F & K Bulkheads

7.00pm: Opened up forward of F Bulkhead

8.30pm: Opened up between F & K Bulkheads

Number on sick list 1


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14 October 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

12.30pm: Fumigated remainder of ship

3.30pm: Slipped wharf and proceeded to Roads, 2 tugs

4.10pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 1


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15 October 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

11.00am: Discharged one rating to hospital

Number on sick list 1


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16 October 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

9.30am: Relieved care and maintenance party

10.30am: Discharged one rating to hospital

1.30pm: HMS Cornwall anchored in Roads

pm: Dockyard carrying out repairs

Number on sick list 2


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17 October 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

Dockyard carrying out repairs

Number on sick list 1


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18 October 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

Dockyard carrying out repairs

9.30am: Torpedo Boat Destroyer Fame sailed

3.00pm: Engineering Commander and 17 ratings joined from Fort Tanglin

Number on sick list 1


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19 October 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.20am: Secured coal lighter alongside

8.10am: Commenced coaling

Dockyard carrying out repairs

12.40pm: Finished coaling, 140 tons

1.20pm: Cast off lighters

3.00pm: Commander & Staff Paymaster joined from Fort Tanglin

Number on sick list 0


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20 October 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

Dockyard carrying out repairs

9.30am: Ship’s company rejoined from St Johns Island

10.30am: Remainder of Officers rejoined from Fort Tanglin

am: Employed suppying ammunition, gun gear and as requisite

pm: Employed cleaning ship & as requisite

2.00pm: Discharged 4 ratings to SS City of London

3.00pm: 2 ratings joined from hospital

5.15pm: HMS Physche [Psyche] arrived

Number on sick list 1


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21 October 1916

Singapore

Lat 0.36, Long 103.92

6.05am Weighed & proceeded

8.50am: Pulo Mantaras abeam, 2¾ miles

9.41am: Sighted South Passage Island abeam, 1½ miles

10.26am: North Brothers Island abeam ½ mile

pm: Make and mend clothes

5.30pm: Muchi Island N49E 4½ miles

6.50pm: Berhala Light S60E

8.40pm: Berhala Light abeam, 2 miles

Number on sick list 2


[Pulo Mantaras may be the island indexed as Pulau Mantaras Kecil, part of the Riau Islands in Indonesia. It lies at Lat 0.88, Long 103.62.]


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22 October 1916

On patrol

Lat -2.62, Long 105.8

Sounding

3.30am: Tanjang Ular Light S19E

5.00am: Thick rain, reduced to 32 revs

5.50am: Rain cleared, increased to 74 revs

7.45am: Kalian Point abeam, 4½ miles

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

10.20am: Third Point Buoy abeam, S53W, 2 miles

4.37pm: Dapur Light House abeam, 6 miles

Number on sick list 2


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23 October 1916

On patrol

Lat -6.02, Long 106.92

3.44am: Observed Arnemuiden Bank Light S17W

5.37am: Etna Bank Light abeam, N81E, 3½ miles

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers, exercised General quarters

10.35am: Slow, training classes at rifle exercise, remainder as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised Collision stations, read warrant no 105

Number on sick list 2


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24 October 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.84, Long 106.55

am: Ordinary seamen at seamanship, Blue watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

11.55am: Payung Light House abeam, 1¾ miles

2.35pm: Payung Light House abeam, N11W, 1 mile

Number on sick list 3


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25 October 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.83, Long 106.7

4.00am: Edam Light S43W

5.54am: Stopped and boarded SS Van Cloon

9.55am Stopped and boarded steamship

1.40pm: Stopped and boarded Dutch SS Benoa

Number on sick list 3


[SS Van Cloon, 4519 tons, was built in 1912 by Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij, Amsterdam, for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was shelled & sunk by Japanese submarine in 1942.

SS Benoa, 336 tons, was built in 1908 by Bonn & Mees, Rotterdam, for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was scrapped in 1930.]


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26 October 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.87, Long 107.0

6.20am: Observed steamer to NW

7.30am: Stopped and boarded SS Banka

10.30am: Saluted Governor General Dutch East Indies with 19 guns

pm: Make & mend clothes

6.00pm: Edam Light House S5W, 3½ miles

Number on sick list 2


[SS Banka, 6561 tons, was built in 1914 for the Netherlands Steamship Co. She was sold & renamed in 1927.]


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27 October 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.72, Long 106.67

9.05am: Stopped. 3 ratings joined from SS City of London

10.04am: Proceeded, relieved from patrol by “City of London”

12.6pm: South Watcher Island abeam 2½ miles

3.20pm: North watcher Light House abeam, S85W, 10½ miles

Number on sick list 0


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28 October 1916

Patrol to Singapore

Lat -2.3, Long 105.45

2.30am: Dapur Light N2½W

3.25am: Dapur Light N16E

4.15am: Dapur Light abeam, 7 miles

6.14am: Pulo Besar Light House abeam, 2¾ miles

7.30am: Pangong Point: N65E, 3¼ miles

10.27am: Third Point Buoy abeam, S65W, 1 mile

pm: Make & mend clothes

2.25pm: Tanjong Ular Light House abeam, N85E, 5½ miles

3.20pm: Tanjong Ular Light House S32E

7.40pm: Berhala Light N52W

9.15pm: Berhala Light abeam, N37E, 1 mile

11.42pm: Muchi Island Light abeam, N35E, 3¼ miles

Number on sick list 2


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29 October 1916

Keppel Harbour, Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

4.20am: Observed South Brothers Light N25W

6.39am: North Brother Light N34W, 2 miles

6.48am: North Brother Light House abeam, 1 mile

7.30am: South Passage Island N74E, 1¾ miles

8.20am: Pulo Mantaras Kechil S69E, 3 miles

9.35am: Round Island Light House abeam, ¾ mile

9.50am: Raffles Light House N33E, 1 mile

10.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

10.40am: Pilot boarded

11.05am: Tug in assistance

11.37am: Berthed alongside West Wharf

pm: Leave to watch & part 1.30pm till 6am

2.00pm: Provisioning ship

5.10pm: Finished coaling

Number on sick list 1


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30 October 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.45am: Pilot boarded

7.10am: Cast off and proceeded to anchorage in outer Roads

7.40am Anchored

1.20pm: Discharged 3 ratings to hospital

Leave to Blue and 2nd White till 6.30am

1.30pm: 1 rating discharged to Tanglin detention

3.30pm: Received 12 cases of ammunition onboard after test

5.00pm: Landed Patrol

Number on sick list 4


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31 October 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.30am: Discharged 3 ratings to hospital

8.00am: Dressed ship

9.30am: Employed as requisite, ordinary seamen training class at instruction

1.00pm: Gave leave to Blue and 2nd part White to 6.30am

1.30pm: 1 rating joined from Tanglin detention


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916


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[Details of meteorological instruments.]


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1 November 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

8.20am: Japanese Torpedo Boat Destroyer proceeded out of harbour

am: Employed as requisite, dockyardmen on board

Exercised White watch at 6” & 12pr loader & deflection teacher

pm: Hands employed as requisite, ordinary seamen training class at pistol drill

Blue watch at 6” & 12 pr loader, gun layers at deflection teacher

5.00pm: Gave leave to Blue and 2nd White till 10pm

Number on sick list 1


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2 November 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Blue watch divisional drill, remainder of hands as requisite

Ordinary seamen boat pulling

Discharged Private RMLI to Fort Canning

Exercised Blue Watch at 6" and 12pr loader drill & deflection teacher

1.00pm: Gave leave to Red and 1st part White until 10pm

4.30pm: 29 Chinese domestics joined ship for passage to “City of London”

5.30pm: 3 ratings joined from hospital

Number on sick list 2


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3 November 1916

at Sea

Lat 1.02, Long 103.67

9.10am: RMLI helmet lost overboard by accident

10.02am: Weighed and proceeded slow

10.20am: Exercised general quarters & fire action stations

12.45pm: Pulo Mantaras abeam, S52E, distance 5½ miles

1.56pm: South Passage Island abeam, N74W, distance 1½’

3.00pm: South Brother abeam, S29W, 4½ miles

7.15pm: Muchi Island Light S3E

9.16pm: Muchi Island Light abeam, S85E, 2½’ dist

9.40pm: Muchi Light N32W

11.30pm: Berhala Light abeam, N37E, 2’ dist

Number on sick list 1


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4 November 1916

At sea

Lat -2.63, Long 105.8

5.20am: Observed Olur Light House bearing S33E

7.15am: Kalian Light House N71E, 5½ miles

8.20am: Amelia Bank Buoy abeam, 2’ distance

10.15am: Third Point Buoy abeam

11.00am: Great Nangka Island abeam

Noon: West Nagaki Island N11W

pm: Hands make and mend clothes

1.20pm: Pangong Point abeam, distance 2¼ miles

2.32pm: Pulo Besar Light House abeam, distance 2½ miles

5.25pm: Dapur Light House N9W

Number on sick list 1


[Olar Light House is probably the one indexed as Tanjung Ular at Lat 1.97, Long 105.13.]


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5 November 1916

At sea

Lat -5.99, Long 106.9

4.50am: Observed Etna Reef Light bearing S16E

9.20am: Signalled HMS City of London

10.40am: Boarded “City of London” and transferred mails and Chinese Domestics

10.40am: Held Divine Service

11.30am: Half speed ahead

5.50pm: Stopped and boarded Dutch SS Gouverneur Generaal Daendels

6.26pm: Half speed ahead

Number on sick list 2


[SS Gouverneur Generaal Daendels, 1265 tons, was built in 1902 for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was sold & renamed for the first time in 1931. Eventually she hit a mine in the Yangtse River and sank in 1950.]


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6 November 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.83, Long 106.87

3.57am: Stopped Dutch SS Van der Den Bosch

4.30am: Boarded Van der Den Bosch

10.40am: Edam Island Light House S73W, Alkmaar Island S54W, Leiden Island S35W

Noon: Stopped to board SS Ranee

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrant no [blank]

4.10pm: Boarded British SS Ban Whatt Hin

Number on sick list 2


[SS Van der den Bosch is probably SS Van den Bosch.

Alkmaar Island seems to be the one now indexed as Pulau Damar Kecil in Indonesia at Lat 5.98, Long 106.85.

Leiden Island is indexed as Pulau Nirwana in Indonesia at Lat -6.03, Long 106.85.

SS Ranee, 5660 tons, was built in 1899 by Charles Connell & Co, Scotstoun, for the Asiatic Steam Navigation Co, Liverpool. She was sold & renamed in 1924 & scrapped in 1932.]


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7 November 1916

At sea

Lat -5.95, Long 106.91

5.45am: Boarded SS Minderoo

am: Exercised White watch at 6” loader, gun layers at deflection teachers

pm: Hands employed as requisite, training classes at rifle drill

3.20pm: Boarded SS Ranee


[SS Minderoo, 2720 tons, was built in 1909 by Charles Connell & Co, Scotstoun, for the West Australia Steam Navigation Co Ltd. She was scrapped in 1936.]


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8 November 1916

At sea

Lat -5.65, Long 106.66

7.30am: Anchored

8.15am: “Hang Sang” collier came alongside, hands employed preparing for coaling

8.40am: Commenced coaling

12.40pm: Finished coaling, 280 tons

1.00pm: Cast off collier

1.45pm: Weighed & proceeded slow

4.10pm: Stopped for provisions from “City of London”

4.46pm: Proceeded

Number on sick list 3


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9 November 1916

At sea

Lat -5.97, Long 106.92

10.10am: Boarded steamer

10.40am: Boarded steamer

pm: Hands employed as requisite, training classes assembling HM, order tested both Maxims

Number on sick list 2


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10 November 1916

At sea

Lat -5.99, Long 106.91

6.12am: Boarded SS Clan McPherson

9.30am: Exercised General quarters and Fire stations

Training classes under examination FX and Pistol

12.36pm: Stopped and boarded SS Soon Ann (British)

Number on sick list 2


[SS Clan McPherson was probably SS Clan MacPherson, 4779 tons, built in 1905 by Furness Withy & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool, for the Clan Line. She was torpedoed in 1918 with the loss of 18 men

SS Soon Ann, 783 tons, was built in 1882 by Vegesack & previously registered as Wilhelm.]


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11 November 1916

On patrol

Lat -6.03, Long 106.92

2.00pm: Boarded SS Clan McPherson

2.25pm: Boarded SS Diva

3.56pm: Stopped, drew fresh provisions from “City of London”

5.20pm: Boarded SS Soon Ann

Number on sick list 2


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12 November 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.96, Long 106.92

[Incorrectly marked as latitude 6°57'50" in the log]

10.00am: Boarded steamer

10.30am: Divine Service

Number on sick list 2


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13 November 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.92, Long 106.92

9.52am: Stopped and boarded Dutch steamer “Van den Bosch”

10.40am: Boarded “City of London” for provisions

Number on sick list 2


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14 November 1916

On patrol

Lat -5.71, Long 106.66

6.22am: Edum Island Light House South 12½ miles

7.40am: Anchored 20

8.30am: SS Hang Sang secured alongside

8.45am: Commenced coaling

10.45am: Finished coaling, 190 tons

11.00am: Cast off collier

11.32am: Weighed & proceeded

Number on sick list 2


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15 November 1916

On patrol

Lat -6.25, Long 108.04

11.31am: Boompjis Island Light House N24W, distance 2½ miles

6.08pm: Position by stellar observation Lat 6º 10’S Long 109º 40½’E

9.55pm: Mandalike Light bearing S66E

11.55pm: Mandalike Light abeam, S5W, distance 9 miles

Number on sick list 2


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16 November 1916

On patrol

Lat -6.67, Long 113.28

5.25pm: (South end) Giliang Island bearing S39W, 3 miles

6.05pm: Tribung Light abeam, 3 miles

Number on sick list 4


[Giliang Island is probably Gili Jang at approximately 6° 59’S, 114° 7’E. It is now indexed as Gili Iyang at Lat 6.98, Long 114.17.]


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17 November 1916

On patrol

Lat -7.42, Long 113.23

2.44am: Stopped and boarded S/S Patroclus

4.35am: Observed Zwaantriges Light N77W

pm: Training classes at HG under examination

Number on sick list 5


[SS Patroclus, 5509 tons, was built in 1896 for the Blue Funnel Line. She was transferred to Dutch management in 1914 & renamed in 1923.

Zwantriges Light is indexed as Karang Koko or Zwaantjes Reef Lighthouse at Lat 7.47, Long 113.12.]


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18 November 1916

On patrol

Lat -7.4, Long 114.08

12.50am: Stopped & boarded Dutch SS Van Riemsdijk

9.10am: Stopped & boarded SS Caroline

10.37am: Stopped & boarded steamer

1.49pm: Trebung Light House abeam, distance 3½ miles

Number on sick list 4


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19 November 1916

On patrol

Lat -4.95, Long 110.6

8.04am: Genting Island bearing S55W, 13 miles

6.35pm: Fox Banks Light Vessel abeam, distance 7 miles

9.18pm: Clemcia Bank buoy abeam, 7½ miles

Number on sick list 4


[There are 3 islands with Genting in the name; I think this one is Pulau Genting in Indonesia at Lat -5.85, Long 110.6.

Fox Banks is indexed as Fox Banken, a shoal off Indonesia at Lat -3.62, Long 110.23, but I cannot trace the light vessel.

Clemcia Bank is probably Clemencia Bank, a shoal off Indonesia at Lat -3.38, Long 110.13.]


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20 November 1916

On patrol

Lat -1.18, Long 108.11

5.30am: Heavy squall wind and rain

7.40am: Strutu Island Light House N33W, 12 miles

9.25am: Exercised control & supply parties, training class at sight setting

1.25pm: Stopped and boarded SS Diva

Number on sick list 3


[Strutu Island Light House is probably the one indexed as Palau Serutu off the coast of Borneo at Lat -1.72, Long 108.73.]


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21 November 1916

On patrol

Lat 1.36, Long 104.4

3.45am: One sounding lead lost overboard

am: Hands employed as requisite, Red watch exercised loader & gun drill

11.00am: Horsburgh Light House S87W

12.13pm: Horsburgh Light House S6E 1¾ miles

3.00pm: Pilot boarded

4.05pm: Secured alongside West Wharf, commenced coaling

10.15pm: Finished coaling

Number on sick list 2


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22 November 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.45am: Pilot came aboard cast off from West Wharf & proceeded to Anchorage

7.47am: Anchored

10.09am: Chinese domestic joined ship, 1 Rating joined from Detention

Other: 4pm Evening quarters, leave to Red & 1st part White watches till 6.30am

Number on sick list 2


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23 November 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

2 paint brushes lost overboard by accident

am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite

10.30am: Japanese Destroyer arrived

1.55pm: Domestic joined ship from “City of London”

4.05pm: Read warrant no 108

6.00pm: “City of London” proceeded out of harbour

Number on sick list 4


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24 November 1916

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.30am: HMS Venus arrived

am: Hands employed as painting ship & as requisite, ordinary seamen exercised boat pulling

9.40am: 1 Chief Petty Officer joined from “Venus”

10.30am: HMS Venus proceeded to coaling wharf

pm: Hands employed painting ship

4.45pm: HMS Venus cast off from coaling wharf & proceeded to anchorage

1 rating joined ship from Fort Canning

Number on sick list 3


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25 November 1916

At sea

Lat 1.28, Long 104.11

8.15am: Discharged 27 domestics to HMS Venus

10.40am: Weighed & proceeded

1.15pm: Pedra Branca Light abeam, distance 1½ miles

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.10pm: Read warrant no 109

8.46pm: Pulo Manki bearing N42E

11.46pm: Pulo Manki Light abeam, distance 12 miles

Number on sick list 1


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26 November 1916

Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 5.13, Long 106.74

10.20am: Held Divine Service

6.25pm: Stellar observations Lat 6.11N Long107.28E

Number on sick list 0


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27 November 1916

Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 8.9, Long 109.6

9.30am: Exercise ammunition supply, remainder hands employed as requisite

Training class at sight setting

6.20pm: Stellar observations Lat 10.02N, Long 110.02E


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28 November 1916

Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 12.87, Long 111.38

am: Hands employed as requisite, training classes under examination sight setting

Number on sick list 2


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29 November 1916

Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 15.4, Long 112.98

am: Hands employed as requisite, training classes at ammunition

Number on sick list 2


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30 November 1916

Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 18.78, Long 113.73

All day: Hands employed as requisite

Number on sick list 2


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916


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1 December 1916

Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 22.12, Long 114.35

7.40am: Observed Gap Rock Light House N27W

8.26am: Gap Light House abeam

Other: 11am Hauled in Patent Log

2.00pm: Entered [blank] Pass

3.00pm: Moored to No 5 Buoy

4.45pm: Discharged one rating to hospital

5.00pm: Gave leave to Blue & 2nd White [watches] until 6.30am

Number on sick list 2


[Gap Rock Lighthouse was built in 1892 to mark the entrance to Hong Kong harbour. It lies at Lat 21.81, Long 113.94.]


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2 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.30am: Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Virago” arrived

12.30pm: Paid monthly money

Barometer shipped for repairs

2.30pm: Chinese Gunboat “Chai Sai” arrived

5.00pm: Left Buoy in charge of tugs

Chinese gunboat “Surman” arrived

4.00pm: Secured alongside of West side of Camber

4.30pm: Read warrants no 110 & 111

Gave leave to Red and 1st White [watches] till 6.30am

Number on sick list 2


[HMS Virago, 401 ton torpedo boat destroyer, was launched in 1895 by Laird Bros, Birkenhead. She was sold in 1919. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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3 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.10am: Held Divine Service on board “Tamar”

9.15am: Landed Wesleyan, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic Church parties

5.20pm: Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Virago” proceeded out of harbour

Number on sick list 1


[HMS Tamar, 3653 ton troopship, was the base ship in Hong Kong. She was launched in 1863 and sunk in 1941 to avoid her capture by the Japanese. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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4 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

5.30am: Hands employed discharging ammunition, clearing coal bunkers (native labour)

Sent down wireless masts & yards

Ordinary seaman training class at rifle practice

9.00am: Hands employed discharging ammunition and as requisife

10.30am: Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Swan” arrived

11.15am: HMS Cornwall: proceeded out of harbour

5.00pm: Gave leave to watch and part till 6.30am

Number on sick list 2


[HMAS Swan, was launched in 1915 at the Cockatoo Docks & Engineering Co, Sydney. She was decommissioned in 1928 and sank while under tow in 1934.]


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5 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

5.30am: Hands employed discharging ammunition

Lost overboard by accident: 1 6” lyddite shell, unfuzed

Ordinary seaman training class at rifle practice

11.00am: HMS Tamar shifted from basin to outside wharf

pm: Divers recovering lyddite shell

Ship’s company transferred to HMS Tamar

4.00pm: Read warrant no 112

Number on sick list 2


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6 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Divers recovering lyddite shell

5.30pm: Exercised fire stations, gave leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am

Number on sick list 2


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7 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.00am: Disembarking ammunition from lighter to Ordnance

am: Ordinary seamen training class at rifle practice

Hands employed refitting & as requisite

Divers recovering lyddite shell

Chinese gunboat “Chia Sai [Chai Sai?] arrived

2.50pm: Discharged Engineering Commander to hospital

5.30pm: Exercised fire quarters, gave leave to Blue and White watches till 7.0am

Number on sick list 1


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8 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Ordinary seamen training class at rifle practice

pm: Divers recovering Lyddite shell

5.30pm: Exercised Fire Quarters

Number on sick list 1


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9 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.15am: Removed ship from Basin to Dry Dock

Divers recovering lyddite shell

pm: Hands employed scrubbing ship’s bottom and as reqd

5.30pm: Exercised Fire quarters, gave leave to Red and Blue watches till 7.0am

Number on sick list 1


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10 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.30am: Divisions held Divine Service onboard HMS Tamar

Landed Wesleyans, Presbyterians & Roman Catholic Church parties

1.00pm:0Gave leave to Blue and White watches till 7.0am

5.00pm: Exercised Fire quarters

Number on sick list 0


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11 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

10.00am: French Transport Dunbar arrived

1.30pm: Hands employed ranging cable for survey and as requisite

5.00pm: Exercised Fire quarters

Gave leave to Red and White watches till 7.0am

Number on sick list 1


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12 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.05am: Hands employed surveying cable and as requisite

2.00pm: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital

5.30pm: Exercised Fire quarters, gave leave to Red and Blue watches till 7.0am

Number on sick list 2


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13 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Discharged 4 ratings to hospital

1.45pm: Russian auxiliary cruiser proceeded out of basin

5.00pm: Exercised Fire quarters

Number on sick list 0


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14 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.00am: Chinese Man of war arrived (Chin Yu)

5.30pm: Exercised Fire quarters

Number on sick list 0


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15 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

All day: Hands employed refitting and as requisite

3.00pm: Chinese gunboat “Chow Kong” arrived

5.30pm: Exercised Fire quarters, gave leave to Blue and White watches till 7.0am

Number on sick list 0


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16 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.05am: Hands employed transporting cable to test house and as requisite

11.45am: Read Court Martial returns

3.00pm: 3 ratings joined ship from hospital

5.30pm: Exercised Fire quarters

Number on sick list 1


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17 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.30am: Divisions, held Divine Service onboard HMS Tamar

Landed Wesleyans, Presbyterians and Roman Catholic Church parties

1.10pm: Gave leave to Red & White watches till 7.0am

5.30pm: Exercised Fire quarters

Number on sick list 2


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18 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.05am: Hands employed as requisite, marines at rifle range

Court Martial held onboard Tamar

4.00pm: Exercised Fire quarters, gave leave till 7.0am

Number on sick list 1


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19 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Hands employed as requisite, marines at rifle range

2 ratings joined from hospital

Number on sick list 1


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20 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Hands employed as requisite, marines at rifle range

pm: 1 rating joined ship from hospital

4.30pm: Exercised fire quarters, gave leave till 7.0am

Number on sick list 3


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21 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Hands employed refitting & as requisite, marines at rifle range

Discharged 2 ratings to hospital

12.30pm: Chinese gunboat “Ping Nan”: arrived

1.00pm: Read warrant 113

4.30pm: Exercised Fire quarters, gave leave till 7.0am

Number on sick list 3


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22 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Hands employed refitting & as requisite, marines at rifle range

2.00pm: American gunboat “Elana” arrived

4.30pm: Exercised fire quarters, gave leave till 7.0am

Number on sick list 1


[Elana” was probably USS Elcano 630 tons launched in 1894 for the Spanish Navy. She was captured by the Americans in 1898 & was stationed in China at this period of the war. She was decommissioned & sunk as a target in 1928.]


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23 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

1.30pm: Make and mend clothes, gave leave to Red watch till 11.0am, White watch till 11.0am Monday

3 ratings joined ship from hospital

6.00pm: Exercised fire quarters

Number on sick list 1


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24 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.30am: Divisions. held Divine Service on board (Tamar)

Landed Wesleyans, Presbyterians & Roman Catholic Church parties

1.00pm: Gave leave to Blue watch till 7.0am Tuesday

5.45pm: Exercised fire quarters

Number on sick list 0


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25 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.45am: Held Divine Service on board (Tamar)

4.00pm: Exercised Fire Stations

Number on sick list 0


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26 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Japanese Cruiser (Suma) arrived

Chinese gunboat (Sin Nan) arrived

pm: Chinese gunboat (Kong Fung) arrived

Number on sick list 0


[SS Suma, 2700 ton Japanese cruiser, was launched in 1895 at the Yokosuka Naval Arsenal. She was scrapped in 1928.]


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27 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.00am: Flooded dock, hands employed refitting, & as requisite, marines rifle range

11.00am: Ship taken out of dock & secured to wharf

12.30pm: American gunboat “Elano” sailed [Elcano]

2.30pm: One rating joined ship from Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Virago”

Commander Nowell discharged to hospital

4.00pm: Exercised Fire quarters, gave leave till 7.0am

Number on sick list 0


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28 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Hands employed embarking ammunition, refitting and as requisite

4.00pm: Exercised fire quarters

Number on sick list 0.


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29 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.05am: Hands employed embarking ammunition & as requisite

pm: Discharged one rating to hospital

4.00pm: Exercised fire quarters

Number on sick list 0


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30 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

All day: Hands employed stowing ammunition & as requisite

11.00am: Japanese cruiser proceeded out of harbour

4.00pm: Exercised Fire quarters, gave leave till 7.0am

Number on sick list 0


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31 December 1916

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.10am: Hands employed stowing ammunition

9.30am: Held Divine Service on board (“Tamar”). Landed Roman Catholics

1.00pm: Gave leave to Red and Blue watches till 7.0am

Number on sick list 0


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917


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[Meteorological instruments.]


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1 January 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Barometers and thermometers unshipped for refitting

6.00am: Hands employed as requisite, marines at musketry

7.30am: Commenced coaling (native labour)

8.05am: Hands employed stowing cable, drawing Gunner’s & Bosun’s stores

pm: Hands employed stowing cable and as requisite

6.00pm: Completed coaling

Number on sick list 0


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2 January 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

All day: Hands employed cleaning ship & as requisite

4.15pm: Exercised Fire quarters

Number on sick list 0


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3 January 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.10am: Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Virago” arrived

Marines at Musketry

am: Hands employed drawing Bosun’s stores

Worked main engines basin trial

pm: Hands employed drawing stores and provisions

4.30pm: Read warrants no 114, 115, 116. Exercised fire quarters

Number on sick list 1


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4 January 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship,

am: Hands employed provisioning ship, drawing Gunner’s & Bosun’s stores

4.30pm: Read warrant no 117, exercised fire quarters

Number on sick list 1


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5 January 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.05am: Submarine C37 proceeded out of harbour

11.30am: Submarine C37 returned to harbour

pm: Ship’s company joined ship from HMS Tamar

Number on sick list 1


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6 January 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Corrected Lieutenant Thomas LLoyd Williams, Royal Naval Reserve, for speaking in a disrespectful manner to Acting Commander Cradock William Calmady John Nowell, Royal Navy, on 4th January 1917. [Signed] B Hutton, Captain, T Williams, Act Lieut RNR and P B Park, Act Lieut RNR (N)

9.10am: Removed ship from Basin to No 5 Buoy

1.00pm: Gave leave to Red and 1st part White watches till 6.30am

pm: 5 ratings joined ship from HMS Tamar

2 ratings joined ship from RN Hospital

Number on sick list 1


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7 January 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.15am: Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Virago” arrived

9.10am: Landed Wesleyan, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic Church parties

9.30am: Divisions. Held Divine Service on board HMS Tamar

10.00am: Swung ship for deviations of compass

4.00pm: Discharged one rating to HMS Tamar

4.50pm: One rating joined ship from HMS Tamar

8.30pm: 3 Chinese domestics joined ship for passage for “City of London”

Number on sick list 1


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8 January 1917

Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.30am: 2 Chinese domestics joined ship

9.10am: Divisions & prayers. Hands preparing ship for sea & as requisite

1.20pm: Exercised General Quarters

2.00pm: Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Vixen” proceeded from Basin to Anchorage

3.00pm: Slipped from Buoy and proceeded to Anchorage

3.45pm: Stopped & anchored

4.45pm: Weighed & proceeded to sea

3 privates RMLI joined ship from SS Nyanza

5.40pm: Rounded Waglan Island

Number on sick list 0


[HMS Vixen, 400 ton destroyer, was launched in 1900 by Vickers, Sons & Maxim, Barrow-in-Furness. She was sold in 1921.

Waglan Island is a small island off Hong Kong at Lat 22.18, Long 114.3.

SS Nyanza, 6695 tons, was built in 1906 by Caird & Co, Greenock, for P&O. She was scrapped in 1928. However there was a smaller “Nyanza” built in 1897 still sailing but the P&O vessel is more likely.]


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9 January 1917

Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 18.63, Long 113.75

Ship rolling heavily to heavy following sea

All day: Hands employed as requisite

Ship rolling heavily

Number on sick list 0


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10 January 1917

Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 13.5, Long 112.5

Ship rolling heavily to heavy following sea

12.05pm: Lost Cherub log line, 42 fathoms, with rotator (carried away)

1.15pm: Streamed patent log

Number on sick list 0


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11 January 1917

Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 9.3, Long 109.8

7.43am: Shipped heavy sea

1st Cutter smashed by sea & cut away, all gear & compass lost

High following seas ship rolling heavily.

Lost overboard: 1 oil feeder & 1 syringe brass (engineering), 1 6” common shell

7.00pm: Wind & sea moderating

Number on sick list 0


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12 January 1917

Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 4.33, Long 106.28

am: 6” & 12 pdr guns crews at loader drill

7.15pm: Observed Pulo Manki Light bearing S71E

Number on sick list 1


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13 January 1917

Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

4.30am: Sounded in 23½ fathoms

4.45am: 19½ fms

6.30am: Horsburgh Light House S45W

7.18am: Horsburgh Light House S26E, distance 1½ miles

10.00am: Anchored. Hands preparing ship for coaling, steam at 4 hours notice

12.15pm: Collier SS Hang Sang came alongside

1.15am: Commenced coaling

Discharged 1 rating to hospital

4.00pm: 1 rating joined ship from Torpedo Boat Destroyer Huon

7.30pm: Finished coaling

7.45pm: Cast off Collier

Number on sick list 1


[HMS Huon, 700 tons destroyer, was launched in 1914 at the Cockatoo Dockyard, Sydney. She was sunk as a target in 1930.]


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14 January 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.30am: Torpedo Boat Destroyer Houen [Huon] proceeded out of harbour

11.00am: Held Divine Service

1.00om: Gave leave to Red & 1st part White watch till 10pm

2.00pm: 1 rating joined ship from Hospital

4.30pm: 2 Ratongs discharged to HMS Torrens

Number on sick list 1


[HMAS Torrens, 700 ton destroyer, was built in the Cockatoo Dockyard, Sydney, and commissioned in 1916. She was sunk as a target in 1930.]


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15 January 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

9.10am: Hands employed provisioning ship and as requisite

Ord "Sea" [ordinary seamen] exercised boat sailing

11.10am: 1 rating discharged to Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Fame”

Pm: Hands employed discharging stores for HMS Venus and as requisite, Ord "sea" at boat pulling

Other: 4pm Evening quarters

9.00pm: 1 rating joined ship from Fort Canning

Number on sick list 2


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16 January 1917

At sea

Lat 1.23, Long 103.62

6.45am: Weighed & proceeded

8.00am: Raffles Light House abeam

9.00am: Stopped & anchored

Gunlayers, sight setters & no 2 of 6” at .303 aiming at towing target

1.30pm: Gunlayers, sight setters & no 2 of 12pdr at .303 aiming at towing target

3.30pm: Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Huon” arrived & anchored

6.05pm: TBD “Huon” proceeded to sea

Number on sick list 3


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17 January 1917

At sea

Lat 1.16, Long 103.45

[Incorrectly marked as longitude 113°27' in the log]

5.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship, ordinary seamen exercised boat pulling

7.00am: Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Huon” arrived to take target in tow

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded to firing ground

9.10am: Divisions and prayers Exercised general quarters, carried out control firing with sub-calibre

9.55am: Commenced firing, speed and course as requisite

11.27am: Finished firing

2.05pm: Anchored

Gun layers, sight setters & no 2 12 pdr, seamen torpedo gunners at .303 aiming towed target

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrant no 118

Number on sick list 4


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18 January 1917

At sea

Lat 1.16, Long 103.52 [Incorrectly marked as longitude 113°31¼' in the log]

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship, ordinary seamen exercised boat pulling

7.00am: Hands at physical drill

9.15am: Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Fame” arrived and took target in tow

9.30am: Weighed & proceeded to firing ground, exercised General Quarters

10.54am: Commenced Control Firing with Sub Calibre

12.05pm: Finished firing & proceeded to anchorage

1.15pm: Stopped MM “Athos” and picked up mail

2.00pm: Anchored, carried out 12 pdr gun layer test

4.30pm: Australian Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Torrence” [Torrens] & “Huon” proceeded to anchorage

Number on sick list 3


[SS Athos, 12,644 ton liner, was built in 1914 by Ateliers & Chantier de France, Dunkirk, for Messageries Maritimes. She was torpedoed & sunk in Feb 1917 with the loss of 754 lives.]


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19 January 1917

At sea

Lat 1.17, Long 103.52

7.00am: Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Fame” took target in tow

7.29am: Weighed anchor & proceeded to firing ground

9.15am: Exercised General Quarters

9.28am: Commenced firing by control

11.8am: Ceased firing, picked up target

12.20pm: Proceeded

1.40pm: Stopped, pilot came on board, proceeded to coaling wharf

2.35pm: Made fast to West Wharf

2.40pm: Commenced coaling

3.15pm: Finished coaling

5.05pm: Cast off from coaling wharf and proceeded to anchorage

Gave leave to Red and 1st of white till 6.30am.

Number on sick list 2


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20 January 1917

Singapore to patrolling

Place: Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

5.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite, ordinary seamen exercised boat pulling

pm: Hands make and mend clothes

3.03pm: Discharged 2 ratings to Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Huon”

5.07pm: Weighed and proceeded to sea

8.30pm: Horsburgh Light House abeam

Number on sick list 2


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21 January 1917

On patrol

Lat 0.12, Long 107.08

10.15am: Held Divine Service

10.55am: Observed Pejandau Island bearing S71E

9.15pm: Observed Serutu Island Light bearing S54E

Number on sick list 2


[Pejandau Island is probably the one indexed as Pulau Pejantan in Indonesia at Lat 0.12, Long 107.22.]


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22 January 1917

On patrol

Lat -3.82, Long 110.11

12.05am: Serutu Island Light abeam N26E 4½ miles

Number on sick list 2


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23 January 1917

On patrol

Lat -3.82, Long 114.47

8.30am: Observed Bira Mounting [Mountain?] N72E

10.30am: Stopped and boarded SS De Weert

12.30pm: Stopped to return mails to Dutch SS De Weert

Number on sick list 1


[There is a mountain indexed as Pegunugan Bira in Kalimantan, Indonesia, at Lat -4.05, Long 114.67 which may be the Bira Mounting referred to in the log.

SS De Weert, 1783 tons, was built in 1912 by Maatschappij Fijenoord for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was shelled by a Japanese submarine in 1942 with the loss of 69 crew. Three survivors were lost when their rescue ship was sunk 9 days later.]


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24 January 1917

On patrol

Lat -7.1, Long 114.23

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers. Exercised General quarters, control & hand wheel parties

11.55am: Supudi: abeam

12.37pm: Stopped and boarded Dutch SS Kawi

1.06pm: Proceeded

Number on sick list 1


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25 January 1917

On patrol

Lat -6.98, Long 116.88

9.30am: Exercised General quarters, Blue watch exercised at 6” loader & deflection teacher

4.00pm: Evening quarters. Exercised ammunition supply parties

11.50pm: Observed Taka Rewataga Light House S81E

Number on sick list 3


[Taka Rewataga Light is probably the Indonesian Lighthouse indexed as Karang Takarewataya in Sulawesi, Indonesia, at Lat 6.08, Long 118.92.]


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26 January 1917

On patrol

Lat -5.56, Long 119.13

12.30am: Taka Rewataga Light abeam 5½ miles

6.26am: Stopped and boarded Dutch SS Coen

11.00am: Boarded Dutch SS Van Hinchoten

12.40pm: Dutch SS Coen proceeded

1.55pm: Dutch SS Van Hinchoten proceeded

11.45pm: Heavy rain squall

Number on sick list 3


[SS Coen, 1386 tons, was built in 1890 by Koninklijke Maatschappij de Schelde, Vlissingen, for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was scrapped in 1933.

SS Van Hinchoten was probably SS Van Linschoten, 3004 tons, built in 1910 by Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Maatschappij, Amsterdam, for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was laid up in 1938 then sold & renamed in 1939. She was eventually sunk in 1943.]


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27 January 1917

On patrol

Lat -5.53, Long 119.12

12.30am: Dagong Dajangan Light N7E

2.15am: Dangan Dajangan Light N40E

3.50am: Dagang Danjangan Light N40E

pm: Hands make and mend clothes

7.25pm: Dangan Light N32E

Number on sick list 3


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28 January 1917

On patrol

Lat -5.4, Long 119.2

3.20am: Boarded SS Siberg (Dutch)

6.30am: Heavy rain squall

10.00am: Held Divine Service

3.00pm: Observed Taka Rewataja Light House S9E

3.46pm: Observed Taka Rewataja Light House S55E

Number on sick list 3


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29 January 1917

On patrol

Lat -4.8, Long 116.3

[Error in log; she is not at 4° 49’N but 4° 49’S]

12.30am: Lost sinker brass guard & stray line by accident

1.00am: Cast lead, no sounding

6.20am: Cast of lead gave 80 fathoms

9.30am: Mustered ships company by ledger, read out Characters and Abilities

11.00am: Observed Mata Siri Island high peak N36W

7.14pm: Observed Petang Light N21E

Number on sick list 2


[Pulau Matasiri is in Indonesia at Lat-4.8, Long 115.8.

Petang Light is probably the Indonesian Lighthouse indexed as Tanjong Petang in Borneo at Lat -3.62, Long 115.97.]


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30 January 1917

On patrol

Lat -3.92, Long 115.75

9.10am: Divisions, Prayers, read Articles of War

9.40am: Stopped. Hands employed, 6” & 12 pdr crews at loader & deflection teacher & as requisite

pm: Hands employed as requisite, ordinary seamen training class at torpedo instruction

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised general drill

6.05pm: Proceeded

8.45pm: Stopped & boarded SS Massis (British Oil Tank)

9.10pm: Proceeded

Number on sick list 2


[SS Massis, 5029 ton tanker, was built in 1914 by Armstrong, Whitworth & Co, Low Walker, for the Massis Oil Transport Co Ltd. She was seized by the Italian Government in 1941 & renamed. She sank after a British bombing raid in 1943.]


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31 January 1917

On patrol

Lat -3.79, Long 114.46

2.08am: Observed Selatan Light N59W

5.30am: Cape Selatan Light abeam, bearing N33W, distance 10½ miles

9.16am: Stopped & boarded SS Boelongan

9.50am: Proceeded

pm: Employed as requisite, ordinary seaman training class at torpedo instruction

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised general drill

5.00pm: Stopped & boarded SS Benoa (Dutch)

5.50pm: Boarded SS Penang (Dutch)

Number on sick list 2


[SS Boelongan, 1053 tons, was built in 1915 by Gebroeders Pot NV for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was bombed & sunk in 1942 without loss of life.

SS Benoa, 336 tons, was built in 1908 by Bonn & Mees, Rotterdam, for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was scrapped in 1930

I cannot find a Dutch SS Penang but there was a Singapore based “Penang”, 623 tons, built in 1881 by Ramage & Ferguson, Leith, & operated at this time by the Straits Steamship Co. She caught fire in 1926 with a flammable cargo.]


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917


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[Meteorological instruments.]


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1 February 1917

On patrol

Lat -3.96, Long 114.46

4.00am: Observed Tangong Selatan Light bearing N74E, 15 miles

7.25am: Fired blank charge to stop SS Buijskes, Dutch

9.40am: Red watch at divisional drill

11.20am: Returned mails to SS Buijskes

1.30pm: Stopped & boarded Dutch SS Sampit

2.40pm: Sampit proceeded

4.30pm: Stopped & boarded Dutch SS Gouverneur Generaal Daendels

5.40pm: “Gouverneur Generaal Daendels” proceeded

Number on sick list 2


[SS Buijskes, 1780 tons, was built in 1910 by Maatschappij Fijenoord, Rotterdam, for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was bombed & sunk by Japanese bombers in 1942.

SS Sampit, 345 tons, was built in 1911 by Wilton’s Scheepswerke & Machine Fabrik., Rotterdam, for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was scrapped in 1932.]


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2 February 1917

On patrol

Lat -3.84, Long 114.43

4.00am: Silat Light N64E, 13 fms water

9.30am: Dropped target, exercised general quarters

9.45am: Commenced aiming practice

10.40am: Ceased fire, picked up target

1.30pm: Stopped SS Schouten (Dutch), took mail for examination

3.00pm: Returned mail

3.15pm: “Schouten” proceeded

4.00pm: Paid monthly payment

Number on sick list 1


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3 February 1917

On patrol

Lat -3.84, Long 110.64

Sounding

2.23pm: Observed Sambar Light Vessel N34W

2.53pm: Observed Sambar Light Vessel abeam N16E, 3½ miles

Number on sick list 1


[Sambar Light Vessel was moored 40 miles to the south of Tanjung Sambar which is in Indonesia at Lat 2.99, Long 110.3.]


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4 February 1917

On patrol

Lat -1.18, Long 107.82

2.10am: Observed Serutu Island Light N46W

5.26am: Serutu Light abeam, 5 miles

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

11.05am: Altered course to approach SS Foo Lee

11.28am: Stopped & boarded “Too Lee”

1.20pm: HMS Venus ahead

1.55pm: Stopped, Mr Page Gunner (T) & 1 Engine Room Artificer joined from “Venus”

Number on sick list 0


[SS Foo Lee, 1376 tons, was built as “Fri” in 1900 by Nyland Mek Verksted, Christiana. She was sold & renamed in 1913. In 1940 she was taken by the Japanese & renamed. She finished her career in 1944.]


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5 February 1917

On patrol

Lat 1.35, Long 104.39

Sounding

am: Exercised fire control & ammunition supply

10.45am: Horsburgh Light House bearing S84W

11.55am: Horsburgh Light House abeam 1½ miles

pm: Employed preparing for coaling

3.00pm: Pilot boarded, proceeded to coaling wharf

3.55pm: Secured alongside wharf

4.00pm: Commenced coaling. Leave to Blue and White watches till 6.45am

Number on sick list 0


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6 February 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

12.45am: Completed coaling, received 780 tons

7.20am: Pilot boarded

7.30am: Slipped from wharf

8.45am: Anchored

1 rating joined from HMS Cadmus

Three ratings joined from hospital

pm: Employed, ordinary seamen at instruction, remainder as requisite

Leave to watch keepers 1.30pm till 6.30am

Leave to watch & part 4.30pm till 6.30pm

Number on sick list 0


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7 February 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Exercised control parties, ordinary seamen boat sailing, remainder employed as requisite

pm: Employed as in forenoon, discharged 1 rating to HMS Cadmus

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrant no 119

Leave to watch and part 4.30 till 10.0pm

Number on sick list 0


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8 February 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

9.50am: Three Japanese Torpedo Boat Destroyers sailed

am: White watch at divisional drill, ordinary seamen at seamanship, remainder as requisite

pm: Leave to watch amd part 1.30 till 10.0pm, make and mend clothes

Number on sick list 0


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9 February 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

9.10am: Japanese Torpedo Boat Destroyer sailed

am: Ordinary seamen boat sailing, remainder painting ship

1.00pm: Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Swan” sailed

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch and part till 10.0pm

1 rating joined from hospital

Number on sick list 0


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10 February 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

pm: Make and mend clothes

Leave to watch and part 1.30 till 10.0pm

5.00pm: Discharged 2 ratings to Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Fame”


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11 February 1917

Place: Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

8.00am: Dressed ship

9.00am: 1 rating joined from Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Fame” for medical treatment

10.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

1.00pm: Leave to watch and part 1.30 till 10.0pm

Number on sick list 1


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12 February 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

8.00am: Japanese cruiser arrived and anchored

am: Divisions and prayers. Employed painting aloft & as requisite

pm: Employed running torpedoes and as requisite, ordinary seamen boat pulling

5.00pm: Leave to watch and part 5.0pm till 6.30am

Number on sick list 2


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13 February 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

8.40am: Russian auxiliary Cruiser “Oriol” anchored

9.35am: Japanese Torpedo Boat Destroyer arrived

am: Exercised ammunition supply, divers cleaning submerged tube doors & examining copper on bottom, remainder drawing stores

pm: Leave to watch keepers 1.30 till 6.30am

Discharged 1 rating to SS Dilwara for passage to Hong Kong

Lost overboard one cask cap ferrules for boiler tubes. Divers searching for cask

1.05pm: Japanese Torpedo Boat Destroyer arrived

3.30pm: Japanese cruiser arrived

4.00pm: Leave to watch and part 5.0pm till 6.30am

5.30pm: Two ratings joined from Hong Kong

Number on sick list 2


[“Oriol” was built in 1909 as a liner and used as a training vessel from 1914 until captured by the White Army in 1918. She was returned in 1920, sold to Britain in 1922 and renamed “Sylvia” until broken up in 1950

SS Dilwara, 5441 tons, was built in 1892 for the British India Steam Navigation Co. She was scrapped in 1922.]


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14 February 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Divers searching for engineering stores. Exercised control drill with .303 blank

Noon: nead warrant No 120

pm: 1 rating joined from hospital

Discharged 1 rating to detention barracks, 1 rating to SS Malta passage to England. One rating to shore

Divers examining ships bottom

Leave to watch keepers 1.30 till 10.30pm, watch and part 5.0 till 10.0pm

Number on sick list 1


[SS Malta, 6064 tons, was built in 1895 for P&O. She was scrapped in 1922.]


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15 February 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

Blue watch at divisional drill, divers examining ship’s bottom, ordinary seamen boat sailing

10.15am: Held medical survey onboard

11.30am: Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Fame” arrived, discharged one rating to TBD “Fame”

pm: Leave to watch and part 1.30 till 10.0pm

Make and mend clothes

5.00pm: One rating joined for SS City of London

Number on sick list 1


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16 February 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.30am: Russian auxiliary cruiser arrived

7.15am: Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Huon” arrived

9.10am: Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Torringe” [Torrens] sailed

4.35pm: Weighed and proceeded

5.55pm: Raffles Light abeam, 1 mile

7.49pm: Brothers Light S14W 3½ miles

8.50pm: Pulo Pisang Light abeam, 6½ miles

11.15pm: Pulo Shrilo Light N34E, 10½ miles

Number on sick list 1


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17 February 1917

On patrol

Lat 2.97, Long 100.78

2.38am: Undan Light abeam, 5 miles

3.22am: Malacca Light abeam, 9¾ miles

5.35am: Cape Rachado Light House N34E, 6½ miles

8.48am: Parcelar Hill abeam N34E, 12½ miles

10.45am: One Fathom Bank Light House abeam, N28E, 3 miles

Noon: One Fathom Bank Light House S69½W

pm: Make and mend clothes

4.00pm: Pulo Jarrah N9W

Number on sick list 2


[Pulo Jarrah could be the island indexed as Pulau Jarak in Malaysia at Lat 3.98, Long 100.1 or Pulau Jara which seems to be the same island.]


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18 February 1917

On patrol

Lat 5.41, Long 97.51

10.15am: Divine Service

11.58am: Diamond Point Light House abeam, 7¾ miles

7.20pm: Stopped & boarded SS Havre, oil tanker, London

10.00pm: Signalled Danish SS Magdallah

Number on sick list 2


[Diamond Point Lighthouse is indexed as Tanjung Jambuair in Indonesia at Lat 5.25, Long 97.48.

SS Havre, 2024 tons, was built in 1905. At this time she was operated by the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co, London. In 1942 she was torpedoed & sank.

SS Magdalah, 3509 tons, was built in 1914 by the Northumberland Ship Building Co Ltd, Howden. At this time she was operated by A/S D/S Orient, Copenhagen. She was sold & renamed in 1923, ran aground & was wrecked in 1941 without loss of life.]


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19 February 1917

On patrol

Lat 5.82, Long 98.75

3.40am: Diamond Point Light abeam, bearing south, 14¼ miles

am: Exercised General quarters & ammunition supply

Ordinary seaman training class at seamanship, boats’ crews turning out boats

pm: Employed about sailing pinnace anchors, cutters turning out galley & shifting whaler, gunner’s party preparing projectiles

2.50pm: Pulo Batang bearing N26E, Pulo Perak S4W

3.49-4.28pm: Swung ship for compass deviation table

4.00pm: Exercised ‘Abandon ship’ stations

Number on sick list 4


[This Pulau Batang is in Malaysia at Lat 6.16, Long 99.80.

This Pulau Perak is in Malaysia at Lat 5.7, Long 98.93.]


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20 February 1917

On patrol

Lat 5.84, Long 98.77

8.45am: Pulo Perak S68½E

9.55am: Exchanged challenge with HMS Psyche

Employed, White watch at divisional drill, ordinary seamen at seamanship, ratings at physical drill, remainder as requisite

10.25am: Stopped, Captain of “Psyche” boarded

11.30am: Captain of “Psyche” left

pm: Ordinary seamen at seamanship, torpedo training class at instruction, remainder as requisite

6.36pm: Stopped Norwegian SS Maur

6.45pm: Stopped & boarded SS Maur

11.13pm: Diamond Point Light abeam, 11¼ miles

Number on sick list 4


[SS Maur, 1099 tons, was built in 1911 by Trondhjems Mek Verksted, Trondheim, for Hansen, Thorvald. She was withdrawn from Lloyds’ list after several changes of owner in 1946.]


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21 February 1917

On patrol

Lat 5.99, Long 95.37

1.20-1.35am: Steered NNW to approach steamer

9.15am: Exercised control parties

Divisions & prayers, guns’ crews exercised in watch closing up & night action stations

Employed turning in boats & as requisite

2.05pm: Increased revs to 82 approaching strange trawler

Employed scraping paintwork about boats, gunner’s party employed as requisite

Number on sick list 3


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22 February 1917

On patrol

Lat 5.96, Long 95.28

am: Employed, Red watch at divisional drill, remainder scrubbing canvas

pm: Make & mend clothes

9.00pm: Willem Toren [Willemstoren] Light abeam, bearing S17E, 11 miles

10.30pm: Willem Toren Light abeam, bearing East, 14½ miles

Number on sick list 3


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23 February 1917

On patrol

Lat 3.27, Long 95.83

am: Employed, White watch at divisional drill, ordinary seaman training class no 1 at torpedo instruction

Ordinary seaman training class no 2 at seamanship, right ½ company RMLI at infantry drill

Remainder as requisite

pm: Employed about boats & rigging barrel at foremast head [possibly to act as more sheltered lookout post.]

7.00pm: Sounding every ½ hour

Number on sick list 4


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24 February 1917

On patrol

Lat 2.32, Long 97.06

Sounding all day

Number on sick list 3


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25 February 1917

On patrol

Lat 0.5, Long 97.84

Soundings at intervals all day

4.30am: Observed Naku Light bearing East

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

10.10pm: Sigata Light abeam bearing East, 6½ miles

11.45pm: Sigata Light bearing N34E

Number on sick list 3


[I cannot find a Naku Lighthouse in Indonesia but Pulau Labu Lighthouse is at Lat 0.87, Long 98.75.

Pulau Sigata Lighthouse is on an island off the coast of Sumatra at Lat -0.13, Long 98.2.]


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26 February 1917

On patrol

Lat -1.08, Long 98.99

Sounding at intervals all day

2.27am: Observed Bodjo [Bojo?] Island Light S65E, 26 miles

6.50am: Pulo Bojo Light House abeam N10E, 2½ miles

am: Exercised Fire control and ammunition supply. Ordinary seamen at seamanship

10.30am: Physical drill. Torpedo training class at instruction, remainder as requisite

Lost by accident: Sounding sinker, swivel, brass tube.

Noon: Various courses and speeds (searching Island)

1.40pm: Stopped & boarded suspicious sailing craft

2.55pm: Torpedo training class at instruction, remainder as requisite

8.00pm: Sigata Light abeam 24½ miles

Number on sick list 2


[Pulo Bojo Lighthouse is off Sumatra, Indonesia, at Lat -0.65, Long 98.52.]


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27 February 1917

On patrol

Lat 1.86, Long 96.99

3.10am: Observed Naku Light N23E

4.10am: Naku Light abeam N55E, 18 miles

12.30-8pm: Sounding

pm: No 1 training class at torpedo instruction, No 2 training class at seamanship

Gunner’s, Bosun’s & Sailmaker’s party at their work

7.32pm: Sinabang Light abeam 12½ miles

Number on sick list 4


[Teluk Sinabang Lighthouse (sometimes Ular Babang Lighthouse) is in Indonesia at Lat 2.51, Long 96.40.]


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28 February 1917

On patrol

Lat 3.08, Long 95.89

Sounding until 2pm

Lost overboard: brass log governor by accident

am: No 1 training class at torpedo instruction, No 2 training class at seamanship

Red watch at divisional drill

Gunner’s, Bosun’s & Sailmaker’s party at their work

8.15am: Stopped lowered steam cutter and barge

10.30am: Boats returned

pm: Ordinary seamen at seamanship, remainder as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised collision stations

Number on sick list 4


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1917


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[Meteorological instruments.]


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1 March 1917

On patrol

Lat 6.0, Long 96.78

1.05am: Observed Willemstoren Light bearing N88S

9.00am: Divisions, Prayers, exercised General quarters

am: White watch at divisional drill, no 1 training class at torpedo instruction, no 2 at seamanship

10.15am: Ordinary seamen at physical drill

pm: Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 4


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2 March 1917

Penang Harbour

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

3.52am: Observed Mucha Head Light S64E

9.05am: Stopped & anchored, signal books returned

10.45am: Commenced coaling (native labour)

No 1 training [class] at torpedo [instruction], employed fitting jigging, working rigging screws & as requisite

Number on sick list 3


[Muka Head Lighthouse is in Western Malaysia at Lat 5.47, Long 100.18.]


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3 March 1917

On patrol

Lat 5.47, Long 100.34

4.45am Completed coaling, 720 tons

am: Employed cleaning ship

Discharged 1 rating to HMS Venus, 2 ratings joined from HMS Venus

11.35am: Weighed & proceeded

pm: Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 2


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4 March 1917

On patrol

Lat 5.98, Long 95.6

6.55am: Stopped & boarded SS Oliva

8.00am: Divisions & Divine Service

11.30am: Wind switched to WNW during squall

1.10pm: Ujong Tapa Gaja Light House abeam, 5½ miles

2.30pm: Willemstoren Light House abeam, 14½ miles

Number on sick list 2


[SS Oliva, 5694 ton tanker, was built in 1916 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Low Walker, for the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd. She was damaged by stranding in 1928 and scrapped in 1929.

Ujong Tapagaya Lighthouse is indexed as Le Meule Lighthouse in Indonesia at Lat 5.9, Long 95.33.]


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5 March 1917

On patrol

Lat 5.01, Long 91.07

am: Exercised control & ammunition supply, remainder as requisite

2.00pm: Medical lecture

pm: Ordinary seaman training class at seamanship, Gunner’s & Boatswain’s parties employed, forecastle men lashing anchors, remainder as requisite

Number on sick list 1


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6 March 1917

On patrol

[No position given in log]

am: Gunner’s & Boatswain’s parties employed, remainder as requisite

10.15am: Ordinary seaman ratings at physical drill

All day: Candidates sitting for educational test, no 1 training class at torpedo, no 2 training class seamanship

Number on sick list 1


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7 March 1917

On patrol

Lat 4.95, Long 81.05

am: Exercised fire control with salvo rifles, White watch at divisional drill

All day: No 1 training class at torpedo, no 2 at seamanship

11.49am: Boarded Dutch SS Ombilin, Colombo to Pathang

pm: Gunner’s & Boatswain’s parties employed, remainder cleaning & painting boats

4.58pm: Stopped to board Japanese steamer

Number on sick list 1


[SS Ombilin, 5658 tons, was built in 1916 by Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij, Amsterdam, for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. She was torpedoed & sunk in 1942 without loss of life.]


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8 March 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

Sounding until about 8.30am

9.51am: Stopped, patrol officer boarded

10.10am: Proceeded towards Colombo

11.17am: Stopped, Pilot boarded

Noon: Anchored

1.50pm: Secured in coaling berth, lighters alongside

2.10pm: Commenced coaling

3.00pm: Engineering Lieutenant Commander Pulliblank joined ship

4.15pm: Payed [sic] monthly money, leave to watch & part 5.0-10.0pm

6.15pm: Completed coaling, 414 tons

Number on sick list 1


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9 March 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

am: Employed cleaning ship, embarking engineering stores & as requisite

pm: Employed dismounting 12 pdr guns, torpedo & seamanship training classes at instruction, remainder as requisite

5.00pm: Leave to watch and part 5pm till 6.30am

Number on sick list 2


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10 March 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

am: Employed dismounting 12 pdr guns, cleaning ship and as requisite

Transferred four 12 pdr guns, complete, to Naval Stores Office Colombo

1.00pm: Leave to watch and part 1.0 till 10.0pm

2.00pm: 1 rating joined from HMS Saphire [Sapphire] for HMS Venus

HMS Saphire sailed

pm: Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 3


[HMS Sapphire, 3000 ton cruiser, was launched in 1904 at Palmers, Jarrow. She was scrapped in 1921 & is part of the OW fleet.]


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11 March 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.30am: Landed Roman Catholics (33)

10.00am: Divisions & Divine Service

1.00pm: Leave to watch & part 2.30 till 10.30pm

Number on sick list 2


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12 March 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.00am: 8 ratings lent to mine sweepers

am: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

Employed, 12 pdr guns’ crews at instruction, ordinary seamen at boat exercise, marines at physical drill, remainder as requisite

pm: Employed, ordinary seamen at boat exercise, remainder embarking stores & as requisite

4.00pm: Leave to watch and part 4.30 till 10pm

Number on sick list 1


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13 March 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.30am: 1 officer & 6 ratings lent to mine sweepers

am: Ordinary seamen boat pulling, White watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

12.30pm: Discharged 8 ratings to SS Suva

pm: Ordinary seamen boat pulling, remainder preparing for sea

One marine’s helmet complete lost by accident.

5.40pm: Slipped & proceeded

Number on sick list 2


[SS Suva, 2229 tons, was built in 1906 for the Austalasian United Steamship Co. She was sold & renamed for the first time in 1928 and was sunk in 1941 in a Japanese air attack.]


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14 March 1917

On patrol

Lat 5.65, Long 81.64

6.30am: Commenced zig-zagging

9.00am: Exercised fire control

am: Blue watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrants no 122, 123, 124, 125

Number on sick list 2


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15 March 1917

On patrol

Lat 7.06, Long 86.25

am: Blue watch at divisional drill, no 1 training class at torpedo, no 2 training class at seamanship

Gunner’s & Boatswain’s parties employed

pm: Make & mend clothes

2.00pm: Log foul hauled, in restreamed

4.00pm: Evening quarters, parted company with “Titan”

Number on sick list 2


[SS Titan, 8954 tons, was built in 1906 by D & W Henderson & Co, Glasgow, for the Ocean Steamship Co. She was torpedoed in 1940.]


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16 March 1917

On patrol

Lat 5.22, Long 83.75

9.00am: Divisions, Prayers, exercised General quarters

No 1 training class at seamanship, no 2 at torpedo, remainder employed as requisite

10.30am: Ordinary seaman ratings at physical drill

pm: Employed as requisite

Number on sick list 2


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17 March 1917

On patrol

Lat 4.63, Long 81.17

12.30pm: Commenced zig-zagging

3.30pm: Submarine lookouts posted and ready guns manned

7.00pm: Dondra Head Light N10W, 20 miles

Number on sick list 2


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18 March 1917

On patrol

Lat 4.38, Long 78.92

6.30am: Commence zig-zagging

8.00am: Stopped zig-zagging, set course south

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

12.30pm: Action stations

12.45pm: Signalled SS Umaria (British)

1.45pm: Secured

Number on sick list 1


[SS Umaria, 5317 tons, was built in 1914 by Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd, Glasgow, for the British India Steam Navigation Co. She was torpedoed in 1917 with the loss of 5 men; 3 officers appear to have been captured.]


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19 March 1917

On patrol

Lat 4.7, Long 80.73

11.45am: Signalled British SS Ben Lomond

Noon: Stopped, boarded SS Ben Lomond

2.00pm: Ready guns manned and submarine lookouts at stations

Number on sick list 1


[SS Ben Lomond, 2814 tons, was built in 1906 by William Gray, Sunderland, for Moss Tankers Ltd. She was in the process of being sold in 1918 when she was torpedoed and sank with the loss of 23 men.]


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20 March 1917

On patrol

Lat 5.43, Long 81.0

am: White watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

All day: Frequent changes of course & speed

3.30pm: Ready guns manned, submarine lookouts placed

Number on sick list 1


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21 March 1917

Colombo Harbour

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

Sounding at intervals

6.30am: Commenced zig-zagging

7.45am: Swung out all boats except steam cutter

Employed preparing for coaling

11.22am: Stopped for pilot

12.10pm: Anchored & secured ship in berth

1.30pm: Commenced coaling

1.45pm: HMS Newcastle sailed

4.00pm: Leave to watch & part 5pm till 10pm

7.00pm: Finished coaling - ready guns & searchlight crews at stations

Number on sick list 1


[HMS Newcastle, 4800 ton cruiser, was launched in 1909 by Armstrong Whitworth, Newcastle-on-Tyne. She was sold in 1921 & is part of the OW fleet.]


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22 March 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

pm: Make and mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch and part 4.30pm till 6.30am

9.00pm: Ready gun and searchlight crews at stations

Number on sick list 1


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23 March 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.00am: Employed disembarking 12pdr ammunition, cleaning ship

am: 6" and 12pdr gun crews at loader drill & deflection teacher

Ordinary seamen boat pulling, remainder as requisite

Discharged 1 rating to hospital

Received 14 cases from SS Suva, transferred 3 packages to SS Suva

pm: Employed, ordinary seamen boat pulling, remainder changing end for end boat falls & as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch & part 4.30pm till 6.30am

8.00pm: Ready gun & searchlight crews at stations

Number sick list 1


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24 March 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

pm: Make and mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch & part 4.0 till 11.30pm

8.30pm: Ready gun & searchlight crews at stations

Number on sick list 1


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25 March 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.30am Landed Roman Catholics (27)

9.00am: Divisions & Divine Service

10.00am: Commander Nowell RN transferred to SS Medina for passage to England

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch & part 4.30 till 10.0pm

8.00pm: Ready gun & searchlight crews at stations

Number on sick list 1


[SS Medina, 12,358 tons, was built by Caird & Co, Greenock, for P&O. She was torpedoed on 28 April 1917 off Start Point; 6 engine room crew were killed, 411 people saved. She was on her way back from India, I think, on this voyage.]


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26 March 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

am: Exercised ammunition supply, ordinary seamen boat exercise, remainder as requisite

Discharged 1 rating to hospital

pm: Ordinary seamen at seamanship, remainder overhauling boat gear & as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrant no126, leave to watch & part 4.30 till 11.0pm

4.30pm: Discharged 2 ratings for passage to England

8.00pm: Ready gun & searchlight crews at stations

Number on sick list 2


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27 March 1917

Colombo

Lat 7.0, Long 79.55

6.00am: Employed cleaning ship & preparing for sea

9.30am: Pilot

9.35am: Slipped and proceeded

9.50am: Dropped pilot

am: Employed preparing for sea, Blue watch at ready guns

Noon: Commenced zig-zagging

pm: Ready guns crews & sub lookouts at stations

Number on sick list 2


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28 March 1917

On patrol

Lat 4.5, Long 80.72

9.10am: Exercised control parties, Red watch at divisional drill

pm: White watch at ready guns

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised Collision stations

6.00pm: Signalled British SS Hanyang

Number on sick list 2


[SS Hanyang, 1956 tons, was built in 1901 for the China Navigation Co. She was scrapped in 1933.]


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29 March 1917

On patrol

Lat 4.23, Long 81.48

6.00am: Sighted steamship

am: White watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

pm: Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 4


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30 March 1917

On patrol

Lat 4.73, Long 81.0

8.30am: Commenced zig-zag

Divisions & Prayers, exercised General quarters

Employed cleaning magazines & general work

12.50pm: Sighted steamship

1.40pm: Signalled British SS Kanung

6.55pm: Stopped zig-zagging

Number on sick list 3


[SS Kanung may have been SS Kamuning, 2076 tons, built in 1916 by Taikoo Dockyard & Engineering Co for the Straits Steamship Co. She was torpedoed in 1942 with the loss of 3 men.]


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31 March 1917

On patrol

Lat 4.67, Long 80.87

6.50am: Signalled SS Austral Range

5.10pm: Signalled BISN SS Olabaria

Number on sick list 3


[SS Australrange, 4886 tons, was built in 1907 as SS Strathdee by Robert Duncan & Co. She was purchased for the Commonwealth Government Line of Steamers in 1916 & renamed “Australrange”. In 1923 she was sold to Japan & renamed “Shokyu Maru”. In 1942 was torpedoed & sunk.

SS Olabaria is the SS Oolobaria, 5433 tons, built in 1896 for the British India Steam Navigation Co. She was sold & renamed in 1923.]


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1917


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[These are cover pages or blank.]


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[Meteorological instruments.]


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1 April 1917

On patrol

Lat 4.58, Long 81.02

7.15am: Tested engine room telegraphs

7.30am: Commenced zig-zag

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

Number on sick list 2


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2 April 1917

On patrol

Lat 4.03, Long 80.27

6.00am: Sighted 2 steamers

8.15am: Stopped & boarded steamship

9.10am: Hoisted cutter & proceeded

am: Exercised ammunition supply, Blue watch at divisional drill

Boatswain’s & Gunner’s parties employed

pm: Ready guns manned and submarine lookouts placed

Number on sick list 2


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3 April 1917

On patrol

Lat 5.7, Long 81.42

8.00am: Commenced zig-zag

am: Exercised General quarters, Red watch at divisional drill, steam boat’s crew painting boat

Noon: Sighted steamer

4.50pm: Signalled SS Hyson

6.30pm: Signalled British SS Arraton

9.37pm: Dondra Head Light abeam, 18½ miles

Number on sick list 2


[SS Hyson, 6608 tons, was built in 1899. At this time she was operated by the Blue Funnel Line who sold her in 1926 after which she was renamed.

SS Arraton may have been “Arratoon Apcar”, 4510 tons, built in 1896 by Workman, Clark & Co, Belfast, as “Hyson”.She was sold & renamed in 1912 & operated at this time by the British India Steam Navigation Co. She was scrapped in 1932.]


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4 April 1917

Colombo Harbour

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

3.30am: Sounding

6.30am: Commenced zig-zag

9.38am: Stopped, picked up pilot & proceeded.

9.52am: Anchored & slewed ship

10.40am: Ship secured in berth

Employed preparing for coaling

12.20pm: Commenced coaling

One rating rejoined from hospital

Leave to watch & part 1.30pm till 6.30am

6.40pm: Finished coaling, 550 tons

One rating rejoined from detention

Number on sick list 3


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5 April 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

am: Divers examining submerged tube doors

1.00pm: Leave to watch and part 1.30pm till 6.30am

1 rating joined from HMS Doris

Discharged 1 rating to HMS Doris

3.30pm: HMS Doris sailed

Number on sick list 3


[HMS Doris, 5690 ton cruiser, was launched in 1896 at the Naval Construction & Armaments Co, Barrow-in-Furness. She took part in the 2nd Boer War and activities around Gallipoli then was sold for scrap in 1919.]


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6 April 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

7.00am: Landed Roman Catholics (23) [Good Friday]

9.00am: Divisions and Divine Service

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch and part 4.30 till 10.0pm

Number on sick list 2


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7 April 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

pm: Make and mend clothes

3.00pm: Transferred one package to HMS Raven

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrants no 127, 128

Leave to watch & part 4.30 till10.0pm

Number on sick list 2


[This HMS Raven is correctly known as “Raven II”, 4678 ton aircraft carrier, mercantile conversion. She was built in 1903 by Swan Hunter as SS Rabenfels, was seized at Port Said in 1914 and commissioned & renamed in 1915. She was sold in 1923 and is part of the OW fleet.]


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8 April 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

7.00am: Landed Roman Catholics (28)

9.00am: Divisions & Divine Service

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch & part 4pm till 10pm

Number on sick list 1


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9 April 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

am: Exercised ammunition supply parties, remainder as requisite

Discharged 1 rating to hospital

10.00am: Ordinary seaman at physical drill

pm: Employed securing boats, rafts & as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrant no 129

Leave to watch & part 4.30pm till 10pm

Discharged 4 ratings for passage to HMS City of London

Number on sick list 0


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10 April 1917

Colombo

Lat 7.1, Long 79.25

6.00am: Employed cleaning ship & preparing for sea

9.25am: Weighed & proceeded

9.35am: Dropped pilot & proceeded

11.30am: Employed reeling up hawsers

2.15pm: Ready guns manned & submarine lookouts at stations, remainder employed variously

Number on sick list 1


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11 April 1917

On patrol

Lat 3.7, Long 79.5

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers, exercised control parties

am: Blue watch at divisional drill, boats’ crews filling water barricoes, remainder employed with Gunner, Boatswain & as requisite

pm: Ready guns’ crews & submarine lookouts at stations

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised Fire stations

Number on sick list 1


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12 April 1917

On patrol

Lat 5.0, Long 81.11

6.00am: Commenced zig-zagging

9.20am: Signalled British SS Patella

am: Red watch divisional drill, ready guns & lookouts manned, remainder scrubbing canvas

pm: Make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrant no 130

Number on sick list 1


[SS Patella, 5716 ton tanker, was built in 1909 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, for the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co, London. She was wrecked in 1921.]


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13 April 1917

On patrol

Lat 4.65, Long 79.07

9.00am: Divisions, Prayers, exercised General quarters

White watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

pm: Ready guns manned, lookouts on

Number on sick list 1


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14 April 1917

On patrol

Lat 4.58, Long 80.97

6.00am: Zig-zagging

pm: Ready guns & submarine lookouts at stations

2.10pm: Stopped zig-zag

Number on sick list 2


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15 April 1917

On patrol

Lat 4.7, Long 79.09

10.00am: Divine Service

pm: Watch at ready, guns & lookouts

1.00pm: Commenced zig-zag

Lost by accident: log rotator pattern no 315

Number on sick list 2


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16 April 1917

On patrol

Lat 4.33, Long 79.05

6.30am: Commenced zig-zag

Ready guns & lookouts at stations

am: Exercised fire control & ammunition supply, White watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

Number on sick list 1


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17 April 1917

On patrol

Lat 4.57, Long 81.27

am: Exercised General quarters, Blue watch at divisional drill, Boatswain’s, Gunner’s & Sailmaker’s parties employed

pm: Ready guns & lookouts at stations

3.00pm: Commenced zig-zagging

6.30pm: Stopped zig-zagging

9.23pm: Dondra Light abeam, 16 miles

Number on sick list 2


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18 April 1917

Colombo Harbour

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

Sounding

9.20am: Entered channel

10.25am: Pilot boarded

10.40am: Anchored

11.20am: Ship secured in berth

11.45am: Commenced coaling

1.00pm: Leave to watch and part 1.30pm till 6.30am

2.25pm: Russian Torpedo Boat Destroyer sailed

Employed preparing for provisioning ship, signal books returned

4.47pm: Completed coaling, 490 tons

Number on sick list 3


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19 April 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

am: Sent three cases Cordite to ordinance

pm: Watch & part employed cleaning paintwork

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch & part 4.30pm till 6.30am

5.15pm: Four Russian Torpedo Boat Destroyers sailed

Number on sick list 3


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20 April 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

All day: Employed provisioning ship & as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch & part 4.30 till 10.0pm

Number on sick list 3


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21 April 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

am: Employed cleaning ship and as requisite

11.30am: Japanese cruiser arrived with convoy of two ships

pm: Make and mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch and part 4.30pm till 10.0pm

Number on sick list 3


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22 April 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

7.00am: Landed Roman Catholics (31)

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

3.30pm: Provision lighter alongside

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch & part 4.30 till 10.0pm

Employed provisioning ship

Number on sick list 2


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23 April 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

All day: Employed provisioning ship & as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch & part 4.30 till 10.0pm

Number on sick list 1


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24 April 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

7.00am: Commenced coaling

8.45am: Completed coaling, 80 tons

am: Employed cleaning ship

pm: Employed securing boats & as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch & part 4.30 till 10.0pm

5.45pm: 3½" wire hawser parted aft

6.00pm: Wire hawser replaced

Number on sick list 1


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25 April 1917

On patrol

Lat 6.95, Long 79.45

9.40am: Pilot boarded, weighed & proceeded

9.55am: Dropped pilot & proceeded

Noon: Commenced zig-zag

pm: Blue watch at ready guns, remainder employed variously

6.30pm: Ceased zig-zag

Number on sick list 1


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26 April 1917

On patrol

Lat 4.22, Long 80.67

am: Blue watch at divisional drill, remainder employed with Gunner & Boatswain & scrubbing canvas

11.10-11.30am: Altered course various for firing practice

pm: Ready guns’ crews and submarine lookouts at stations, make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised Collision stations

Number on sick list 2


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27 April 1917

On patrol

Lat 4.26, Long 79.00

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers, exercised General quarters

Red watch at divisional drill

pm: Ready guns manned & submarine lookouts at stations

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised Collision stations

Number on sick list 2


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28 April 1917

On patrol

Lat 4.36, Long 73.97

pm: Make and mend clothes

Number on sick list 2


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29 April 1917

On patrol

Lat 4.87, Long 81.23

Rain squall with thunder & lightning

10.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

6.35pm: Observed Dondra Head Light N14W

11.45pm: Commenced to rain

Number on sick list 2


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30 April 1917

On patrol

Lat 4.33, Long 78.8

am: Exercised Fire control & ammunition supply, Red watch at divisional drill

Noon: Heavy squall wind & rain

1.00pm: Fresh squalls & heavy rain

pm: Ready guns & lookouts manned

Number on sick list 2


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MAY 1917 is not included



LOGS FOR JUNE 1917


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1 June 1917

Colombo Harbour

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

Sounding

9.10am: Entered channel

10.12am: Pilot boarded

10.35am: Anchored

11.15am: Ship secured in berth

11.50am: Commenced coaling

1.00pm: Leave to watch & part 1.30pm till 6.30am

Number on sick list 1


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2 June 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

1.00pm: Leave to watch & part 1.30pm till 6.30am

2.00pm: Placed additional hawsers fore & aft

3.15pm: Japanese cruiser arrived

Number on sick list 2


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3 June 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

7.00am: Landed Roman Catholics (21)

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

1.00pm: Leave to watch & part 1.30 till 10.30pm

Number on sick list 3


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4 June 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.00am: Landed Blue company for small arms drill

am: Exercised ammunition supply, engineering department embarking oil

Employed scraping & painting upper deck etc

11.20am: HMAS Brisbane arrived

11.50am: Japanese battleship arrived

pm: Employed as in forenoon

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch and part 4.30 till 10.30pm

Number on sick list 3


[HMAS Brisbane, 5400 ton cruiser, was launched in 1915 at the Cockatoo Island Dockyard, Sydney. She was finally sold for scrapped in 1936.]


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5 June 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.00am: Landed Red watch & Royal Marine Light Infantry for small arm drill

am: Lieutenant Trinnick RNR rejoined from hospital

White watch at divisional drill

Employed embarking stores etc

1 rating joined from detention

pm: Ordinary seamen under examination, refitting boats falls

Number on sick list 3


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6 June 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.00am: Landed white watch for small arm drill

am: Blue watch at divisional drill, remainder oiling hawsers, cleaning rifles & as requisite

1.15pm: Japanese cruiser sailed

pm: Employed provisioning ship etc

50 ratings joined from shore for passage

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch and part 4.30 till 10.30pm

6.00pm: 99 ratings joined for passage to HMS Venus

10.00pm: 3 ratings joined for passage

Number on sick list 2


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7 June 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.87, Long 79.53

8.55am: Pilot boarded

9.15am: Weighed & proceeded

9.22am: Dropped pilot

am: Blue watch divisional drill, ordinary seamen physical drill, remainer reeling up hawsers & as requisite

pm: Ready guns & lookouts manned

Make & mend clothes

6.50pm: Observed Galle Light N46E

9.24pm: Dondra Light abeam, N18E, 11 miles

Number on sick list 2


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8 June 1917

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 5.7, Long 83.42

9.00am: Divisions, Prayers, exercised General quarters

am: Red watch at divisional drill, Boys at physical drill, remainder cleaning ship etc

10.00am: Signalled Japanese SS Uru Maru

pm: Boys at seamanship & loader drill, remainder cleaning paintwork etc

Passed Italian SS Capodimonte

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised Fire stations

9.45pm: Passed Norwegian SS Thordis

Number on sick list 2


[SS Uru Maru might be a truncated “Urusan Maru”, 2477 tons, built as “Nigretia” in 1888 by Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough. After several changes of owner she was renamed “Urusan Maru” in 1905 until 1923 when she was sold & renamed yet again. She was beached in 1932 after she began to take on water.

Or SS Uru Maru may be the “Ume Maru”, 4093 tons, built in 1892 as “Java” by Caird & Co, Greenock. She was sold & renamed in 1910 & finally scrapped in 1926.

SS Capo di Monte, 5902 tons, was built in 1917 by the Kawasaki Dockyard Co Ltd for Societa Marittima Italiana. She was torpedoed in Oct 1917.

SS Thordis, 4371 tons, was built in 1917 by Moore & Scott Iron Works, Oakland, for OT Tonnevold & Co. She was sold & renamed for the first time in 1925 and finally torpedoed in 1942 then sunk by gunfire from an escort but without loss of life.]


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9 June 1917

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 6.1, Long 88.32

5.45am: Signalled Norwegian SS Agga, Singapore to Bombay

pm: Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 3


[SS Agga, 1121 tons, was built by Laxevaag Masken & Jernskibsbyggeri, Bergen, for William Hansen, Bergen.]


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10 June 1917

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 6.3, Long 93.23

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

5.30pm: Observed Pulo Brass [sic] S60E

7.45pm: Observed Light S49W

10.38pm: Willemstorn [sic] Light abeam, S2W, 12½ miles

Number on sick list 3


[Pulau Bras & Willemstoren are both alternative names for Brueh Lighthouse.]


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11 June 1917

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 5.74, Long 97.32

12.30am: Pulo Weh Light abeam, 4½ miles

9.00am: Divisions, Prayers, exercised General quarters

Boys at physical drill, Marines at signals, remainder painting boats & cleaning small gear

pm: Employed painting etc

Number on sick list 3


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12 June 1917

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 2.99, Long 100.77

2.50am: Observed Pulo Berhala South

4.20am: Observed Pulo Jarak East

5.50am: Challenge from Japanese cruiser “Yahagi”, replied to

am: White watch at divisional drill, remainder as requisite

10.45am: Observed Uma Island S6W, 16 miles

Noon: One Fathom Bank Light House S65½E

1.25pm: One Fathom Bank Buoy abeam, N26E, 3 miles

pm: Employed bending cables, cleaning boats etc

6.35pm: Cape Rachado abeam, 6¼ miles

7.55pm: Undan Light S65E

9.42pm: Undan Light abeam, N34E, 4 miles

Number on sick list 2


[“Yahagi”, 5400 ton cruiser, was launched in 1911. She was decommissioned in 1940 & finally scrapped in 1947.

Pulau Uma is in Indonesia at Lat -1.73, Long 109.3.

Teluk Uma is in Indonesia at Lat 1.06, Long 103.4.]


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13 June 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

12.15am: Observed Pulo Shielo Light bearing N51E

12.30am: Observed Pulo Pisang Light bearing S70E

2.30am: Observed Brothers Light bearing S47E

4.00am: Brothers Light abeam, S34W, 3¼ miles

6.54am: Raffles Light abeam, ½ mile

8.05am: Pilot boarded, proceeded slow

9.00am: Entered Eastern entrance

9.20am: Arrived off No 8 berth

9.45am: Ship secured in berth

am: Employed preparing for coaling, securing berth, drawing stores etc

10.10am: Japanese cruiser “Yahagi” arrived

Commenced coaling

pm: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital

Discharged 3 ratings to Fort Canning & 2 ratings to Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Fame”

Employed cleaning ship, embarking ammunition etc

2.00pm: Completed coaling, 460 tons

3.30pm: Pilot boarded

3.40pm: Slipped & proceeded, tug in assistance

3.45pm: Cast off tug & proceeded to outer anchorage

4.30pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 3


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14 June 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Employed cleaning aloft & as requisite, Boys at physical drill

1.00pm: Leave to watch & part 1.30pm till 6.30am

Discharged 2 ratings to hospital

Make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrant no 134

Number on sick list 4


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15 June 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.40am: HMS Venus arrived

am: Blue watch at divisional drill, Boys at physical drill

pm: Boys at seamanship, Royal Marine Light Infantry at signals, remainder as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch & part 4.0 till 10.0pm

Number on sick list 3


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16 June 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

1.00pm: Leave to watch & part 1.30 till 10.0pm

Make and mend clothes

Discharged 43 ratings to HMS Venus

Discharged 12 ratings to rest camp

Number on sick list 1


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17 June 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.00am: Landed Roman Catholics (37), Presbyterians (6), Wesleyans (17)

10.00am: Divisions & Divine Service

1.00pm: Leave to watch & part 1.30 till 10.0pm

pm: Discharged 1 rating to HMAS Fantome

One rating joined from HMS Venus

Number on sick list 1


[HMAS Fantome, 1070 ton sloop, was launched in 1901 at Sheerness Dockyard. She was transferred to the Australian Navy in 1914 & returned to the Royal Navy in 1919. She operated as a survey ship off Australia until 1925 when she was sold. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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18 June 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.25am: Torpedo Boat Destroyer Fame sailed

Exercised towing stations & boat exercise

am: Two Chinese mechanics working onboard

Discharged 2 Chinese domestics to shore, 2 Chinese domestics joined

Employed surveying cable, refitting, drawing stores etc

pm: Employed as in forenoon

4.30pm: Discharged 4 ratings to SS Dumbea for passage

Three hand lamps lost overboard by accident

Number on sick list 2


[SS Dumbea, 5867 tons, was built in 1889 as SS Bresil La Seine-sur-Mer, Provence. In 1903 she was renamed & scrapped in 1928.]


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19 June 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.45am: HMS Venus sailed

am: Discharged 2 Chinese domestics to shore, two Chinese mechanics working on board

Blue watch at divisional drill, remainder surveying cable etc

pm: 1 rating joined from hospital

Employed surveying cable & as requisite

Number on sick list 2


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20 June 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Exercised Fire control.

Divers at monthly practice & examination of submerged tube doors

Acting Seaman Torpedomen & Seaman Gunners at instruction, remainder reeving boats’ falls etc

pm: Employed, Divers & training classes as in forenoon, remainder as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters read warrant no 135

Leave to watch & part 4.30 till 10.0pm

Number on sick list 2


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21 June 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: 25 native workman onboard

Red watch at divisional drill, training classes at instruction, remainder scrubbing canvas gear etc

pm: Leave to watch & part 1.30pm till 6.30am

Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 3


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22 June 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.15am: Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Torrence” arrived & anchored

12 dockyard men on board

Physical drill

am: White watch at divisional drill, training classes at instruction, remainder refitting, scrubbing small gear

10.15am: Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Fame” arrived

1.30pm: Japanese Cruiser “Idzumo” arrived

Training classes at instruction, remainder as requisite

1 Sick Berth Steward lent to Tanglin Hospital

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch & part 4.30 till 10pm

Number on sick list 2


[HIJMS Idzumo, 9750 tons, was built in 1899. She was eventually scrapped in 1947 after being used as a training ship.]


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23 June 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.00am: 3 dockyard men onboard

am: 1 Chinese domestic joined, 1 Chinese domestic discharged to shore

1.00pm: Leave to watch & part 1.30 till 10.0pm

Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 3


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24 June 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.30am: Landed Roman Catholics (35), Presbyterians (6), Wesleyans (21)

9.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

1.00pm: Leave to watch & part 1.30 till 10.0pm

4.30pm: Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Fantome” sailed

Number on sick list 3


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25 June 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.00am: Three dockyardmen onboard

All day: Painting & provisioning ship & as requisite

2.30pm: Torpedo Boat Destroyer “Huon” arrived

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch & part 4.30 till 10.0pm

Number on sick list 0


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26 June 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.40am: 2 Japanese Torpedo Boat Destroyers arrived

4 native workmen onboard

am: Red watch at divisional drill, remainder blacking down & refitting

pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

Training classes at instruction, remainder as requisite

7.00pm: 3 ratings joined from hospital

Number on sick list 3


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27 June 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.00am: Exercised ‘Out bower anchor’ & boat pulling

am: Acting seamen gunners at field exercise, acting seamen torpedomen at instruction

12.40pm: Japanese destroyers proceed to sea

pm: Training classes at instruction

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrant 136

Leave to watch & part 4.30 till 10.0pm

Number on sick leave 3


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28 June 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7,20am: Commenced coaling

am: Training classes at instruction, remainder as requisite

9.20am: HMTBD “Fame” proceed to roads for torpedo practice

11.45am: “Fame” proceeded to anchorage

12.40pm: Completed coaling

4.30pm: Leave to watch & part


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29 June 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

pm: Hands make and mend clothes

Leave to watch and part 1.30pm till 6.30am

2.30pm: 2 Japanese destroyers arrived

3.30pm: Japanese cruiser arrived & anchored

Number on sick list 5


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30 June 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.00am: Pilot on board, hove up anchor, proceeded to Shear's Wharf

Vessel alongside, moored up

am: Hands employed dismounting 6” gun & as requisite

12.30pm: Slewed ship around, resecured alongside

pm: Leave to watch & part 2pm till 6.30am

Gunner’s party dismounting 6” gun, make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 3


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LOGS FOR JULY 1917


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1 July 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.00am: Landed church parties, Roman Catholics 18, Presbyterians 5, Wesleyans 13

7.00am: Pilot on board, 2 tugs in assistance, shifting billet

Vessel moored no 4 berth

Draft discharged to transport for passage

10.00am: Divisions, Divine Service

1.30pm: Leave to watch & part till 10.30pm

Number on sick list 1


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2 July 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.00am: Japanese Cruiser arrived & anchored

8.00am: HMA Destroyers “Huon”, “Swan”, “Torrens” left

8.30am: Pilot on board, shifted billet to no 6 Berth, 2 tugs in attendance

8.55am: “City of London” arrived

9.30am: Vessel moored in berth

all day: Hands employed provisioning & as requisite

1.00pm: Leave to watch & part 4.30pm till 6.30am

Paid monthly money

2.00pm: Japanese Cruiser “Yahagi” sailed

3.00pm: Discharged 1 stoker rating to hospital

Number on sick list 2


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3 July 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.00am: Cast off from Berth & proceeded to Roads, anchor at 7.45

All day: Provisioning ship

pm: Leave to watch & part 4.30pm till 6.30am

7.00pm: Japanese cruiser got under weigh

Number on sick list 1


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4 July 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Hands stowing away provisions & stores

9.45am: 4 Japanese destroyers arrived

pm: Hands employed placing splinter mats

4.30pm: Leave to watch & part till 10.0pm

Number on sick list 1


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5 July 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.00am: 1 Japanese destroyer proceeded out of harbour

am: Hands painting ship, 6” & 12 pdr Red watch at loader & deflection trainer

Seamen Gunners at sight setting, acting seamen gunners at field training

9.15am: 2 Japanese destroyers proceeded out of harbour

11.10am: Japanese destroyer left harbour

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Read warrant no 137

4.45pm: Japanese destroyer arrived & anchored

Number on sick list 1


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6 July 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

Note in log: Corrected Acting Lieutenant TL Williams RNR for being absent from the ship during the night without permission, The ship at the time being under short notice to sail [Signed] PB Park, Captain, Lieutenant RNR, TL Williams, Lieutenant RNR

am: 6” crews White watch at deflection teacher & sight setter, acting seaman gunners field training

Remainder painting & securing boats for sea

pm: Hands preparing ship for sea

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrant no 138

4.07pm: Anchor aweigh

5.26pm: Raffles Light abeam, ¾ miles

6.03pm: Sultan Shoal Light House abeam, distance 3½ miles

6.30pm: Pisang Light bearing N34E, 6½ miles

Number on sick list 2


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7 July 1917

Singapore to Penang

Lat 2.87, Long 100.0

Midnight: Observed Tanjung Island Shore Light bearing N15W

12.55am: Observed Pulo Undan Light N48W

2.25am: Observed Malacca Light N24W

2.35am: Pulo Undan Light abeam, N35E, distance 3½ miles

3.25am: Observed Cape Rachado Light N45W

3.25am: Malacca Light abeam N35E, distance 7½ miles

5.41am: Cape Rachado abeam, 4¼ miles

11.45am: One Fathom Bank abeam, N26E, 1¾ miles

pm: Hands make and mend clothes

8.07pm: Pulo Jarak abeam, S60W, distance 5 miles

Number on sick list 2


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8 July 1917

Singapore to Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

6.35am: Mucha Head Light House bearing S10E, 2¾ [miles], altered course various, Navigating Officer in charge

8.15am: Stopped & anchored

9.30am: Divisions, Divine Service

pm: Leave to watch & part 1.30 till 10.0pm

Number on sick list 2


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9 July 1917

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

6.00am: Coal lighters alongside. Hands prepare for coaling

7.15am: Commence coaling

11.00am: Completed coaling

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch & part 4.30 till 10pm

Number on sick list 1


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10 July 1917

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

am: Acting Seaman Gunners’ training class under exam in Field Training

Blue watch 6” and 12 pdr guns’ crews at loader gun drill

Deflection Training Sight Setters at sight setting. Hands painting ship

pm: Acting Seaman Gunners’ training class at small arm instructions

Acting Seamen training class at instruction. Hands painting ship

4.00pm: Evening quarters, leave to watch & part 4.30 till 10.0pm

Number on sick list 0


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11 July 1917

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

7.30am: Lit fires in No 5,6 & 7 Boilers

9.30am: Lit fires in No 1 & 2 Boilers

am: Exercised gun layers, sight setters & control party

Acting Seaman Gunners at small arm drill (pistol)

Seaman Torpedomen training class at instruction

Submerged tube crews at drill

Red watch to loader & deflection trainer, remainder as requisite

10.20am: HMAS Psyche arrived & anchored

Discharged stores to "Psyche", 4 cases

pm: Acting Seaman Gunners at ammunition instruction

Hands preparing ship for sea

4.10pm: Weighed & proceeded, Navigating Officer in charge

Number on sick list 1


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12 July 1917

Penang to Rangoon

Lat 7.45, Long 98.13

am: Acting seaman gunners training class at 6” gun drill

White watch 6” & 12 pdr guns crews at loader gun drill

Deflection Training & sight setters at sight setting, remainder of hands as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised General quarters

7.35pm: South Island abeam

Number on sick list 1


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13 July 1917

Penang to Rangoon

Lat 10.4, Long 96.77

9.35am: Divisions, Prayers, exercised General quarters

am: Blue watch to divisional drill

Seaman Gunners training class at 6” gun drill

pm: Gun layers, T[orpedomen ?], sight setters & control parties at instructions

Search light crews exam on searchlight, remainder of hands as requisite

8.15pm: Altered course West & dropped target

Exercised Night action stations, 1 inch rifle aiming practice [?], starboard battery

9.45pm: Ceased firing

Number on sick list 0


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14 July 1917

Penang to Rangoon

Lat 13.36, Long 96.07

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

9.20am: Regular soundings

11.58pm: Krishna Light bearing N13E

Number on sick list 0


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15 July 1917

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

1.03am: Krishna Light abeam N40W

Regular soundings

6.30am: China Bakir Light House bearing N6W

7.45am: Pilot aboard, proceeded up river

8.25am: Passed Fairway Buoy

9.45am: Elephant Point abeam

11.50am: Changed pilot

12.30pm: Vessel moored, finished with engines

2.00pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch 2.30pm till 6.30pm

Number on sick list 0


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16 July 1917

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

6.35am: Coal lighters alongside

8.25am: Commence coaling

am: Acting seaman gunners’ training class at sight setting

11.15am: Completed with coal

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrant no 139

Leave to watch & part 4.30pm till 6.30am

Number on sick list 0


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17 July 1917

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

am: Boats’ crews cleaning out boats, acting seaman gunners’ class at sight setting

Red watch 6” crews at loader drill & deflection trainer, remainder as requisite

pm: Hands cleaning out boats & as requisite, acting seaman gunners’ class at sight setting

Leave to watch & part 4.30pm till 6.30am

Number on sick list 0


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18 July 1917

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

am: White watch 6” & 12 pdr guns crews at loader, DT & sight setters at sight setting

Acting seaman gunner class at heavy gun drill, remainder of hands employed as requisite

pm: Acting seaman gunner class at sight setting, acting seaman torpedomen class at instruction

Leave to watch & part 4.30pm till 6.30pm

Number on sick list 0


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19 July 1917

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

6.40am: FC Harvey, Stoker, Pensioner RFR, fell overboard from launch “Cameo” while proceeding on board from leave & was drowned

7.00am: Commander Cross joined for passage

am: Blue watch 6” & 12 pdr guns crews at loader drill, DT & sight setters at sight setting

Acting seaman gunner class at sight setting, remainder of hands employed as requisite

pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White [watch] 1.30pm till 6.30am

Number on sick list 0


[Stoker 1st Class FC Harvey, ON 161446, age 43 was buried in grave 4.F.13, Rangoon War Cemetery. He was the husband of Annie Harvey, Edge Mount, Higher Batson, Salcombe, Devon.]


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20 July 1917

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

6.00am: Hands prepare ship for coaling, coal lighters alongside

7.00am: Commenced coaling

8.55am: Complete with coal, hands cleaning ship

2.15pm: Pilot on board

2.27pm: Slipped buoy

4.00pm: Read warrant no 140

5.00pm: Stopped

5.15pm: Anchored

5.35pm: Weighed & proceeded

6.00pm: Stopped & anchored, pilot in charge, weather thick, showers, 6 shelter awash, up & down cast 12 fathoms

Anchor watch kept

Number on sick list 0


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21 July 1917

Rangoon to Calcutta

Lat 15.5, Long 95.63

Anchor watch placed

5.15am: Anchor aweigh

6.15am: Heavy rain squall, slow ahead both

6.50am: Discharged pilot

Regular soundings

11.43am: Krishna Shoal Light Vessel abeam, 6½ miles

2.35pm: Baragua abeam, 6'

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

7.41pm: Alguada Light House abeam, 12 miles

Number on sick list 1


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22 July 1917

Rangoon to Calcutta

Lat 17.82, Long 91.62

am: Sunday routine

Number on sick list 1


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23 July 1917

Rangoon to Calcutta

Lat 20.92, Long 88.19

10.00am: Read memorial service for late stoker FW Harvey RNR [Previously FC Harvey, confirmed in CWGC entry.]

10.45am: Regular soundings begin

11.35am: Observed pilot boat bearing N40E

12.15pm: Pilot on board

3.30pm: Anchored

Anchor watch

Number on sick list 1


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24 July 1917

Rangoon to Calcutta

Lat 21.92, Long 88.05

Anchor watch kept

9.15am: Anchor up & proceeded

10.17am: Gaspar Light Vessel abeam

10.35am: Moore Light Vessel abeam

11.33am: Gabtola Light Vessel abeam

11.46am: Sawro Point abeam

11.57am: Gillingham Light Vessel abeam

White watch & guns’ crews at loader drill, remainder as requisite

pm: Acting seaman gunners training class at sight setting

4.25pm: Harbour Master on board

5.37pm: Arrived at berth, ran out lines

7.20pm: Vessel moored, finished with engine, banked fires

Leave to Red & 1st part White watch till 6.30am

Number on sick list 1


[Lower Gasper Light Vessel is at approximately Lat 21° 26’, Long 88° 7.

Light vessels & navigation aids are listed in this description of the navigation of the Houghli River. The locations of the Middleton & Gabtola vessels are described on p336.The USA Hydrographic Office 1947 gives the position of Gabtola as 8 miles, 156º from Kaukhali Lighthouse. Kaukhali now seems to be indexed as Cowcolly Lighthouse and is at Lat 21.83, Long 87.95.]


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25 July 1917

Calcutta

Lat 22.55, Long 88.30

6.15am: Lighters alongside

8.30am: Commence coaling

am: Hands employed, seaman gunner training class to ammunition, seaman torpedo class to instruction

pm: Leave to watch & part 4.30pm to 6.30am

4.45pm: Completed with coals


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26 July 1917

Calcutta

Lat 22.55, Long 88.30

am: Hands employed turning out steam boat & replacing boiler, Bos’n’s party refitting, seaman gunners’ class at ammunition, remainder as requisite

pm: Leave to watch & part 1.30pm to 6.30am

Number on sick list 2


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27 July 1917

Calcutta

Lat 22.55, Long 88.30

am: Acting seaman gunners stripping gun, remainder of hands cleaning ship

Glass of wardroom skylight broken by accident

pm: Leave to watch & part 1.30pm to 6.30am

Number on sick list 2


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28 July 1917

Calcutta (Garden Reach)

Lat 22.55, Long 88.30

6.15am: Pilot on board

8.00am: Unmoored forward & proceeded to drift down with tide, helm & engines to pilot’s orders

9.06am: Stopped & anchored, anchor watch kept

12.50pm: Anchor away, heading down stream

7.10pm: Anchored, anchor watch kept

Number on sick list 2


[Garden Reach is a stretch of the Hoogli River and the name of a district on the bank.]


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29 July 1917

Bedford Channel, Calcutta

Lat 20.54, Long 87.93

5.00am: Weighed & proceeded

9.05am: Discharged pilot

Number on sick list 4


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30 July 1917

Calcutta to Madras

Lat 18.09, Long 85.69

am: Blue watch at loader, remainder as requisite

pm: Hands employed oiling wire hawsers, acting seamen gunners at stripping (training class)

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrant no 141, exercised ‘Fire stations’

Number on sick list 7


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31 July 1917

Calcutta to Madras

Lat 15.43, Long 82.95

am: Red watch at divisional drill, acting seaman gunners class at deflection teacher and sight setter

1.00pm: Paid monthly money

Acting seaman gunners at gun stripping drill, remainder of hands cleaning boats & as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised ‘Collision stations’

Number on sick list 9


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917


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1 August 1917

Madras Harbour

Lat 13.0, Long 80.2

9.05am: Patrol boat

Noon: Pilot on board

12.55pm: Vessel fast, finished with engines

2.45pm: Commenced coaling

Mr Hanna, Gunner (G), joined ship from hospital

4.30pm: Leave to watch & part 4.30pm to 6.30am

Number on sick list 16


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2 August 1917

Madras

Lat 13.0, Long 80.2

3.15am: Complete with coal

am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Rig diving boat, divers examining exteriors of submerged tubes & carry out monthly dip

pm: Leave to watch & part from 1.30pm to 6.30am

Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 25


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3 August 1917

Madras

Lat 13.0, Long 80.2

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & rigging diving boat

am: Acting seaman gunner class stripping guns, divers examining exteriors of submerged tubes, monthly dip, remainder of hands as requisite

pm: Acting SG class at heavy gun drill, acting seaman torpedomen at instruction, remainder as requisite

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrant no 142

Leave to watch & part from 4.30pm to 10.30pm

Number on sick list 44


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4 August 1917

Madras

Lat 13.12, Long 80.41

10.30am: Pilot on board

11.20am: Slipped moorings & proceeded

11.45am: Discharged pilot

1.04pm: Left swept channel

Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 51


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5 August 1917

Madras to Rangoon

Lat 13.33, Long 84.5

10.15am: Divine Service

Number on sick list 52


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6 August 1917

Madras to Rangoon

Lat 13.68, Long 88.72

am: Acting seaman gunners & seaman torpedomen classes under instruction, remainder of hands as requisite

pm: Acting SG class at sight setting, remainder as requisite

Number on sick list 50


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7 August 1917

Madras to Rangoon

Lat 14.25, Long 92.88

am: Acting seaman gunners at heavy gun drill, remainder as requisite

2.15pm: Table Island Light House abeam, 7½ miles

Acting SG training class at deflection teacher

Number on sick list 43


[Table Island Lighthouse is in Myanmar (Burma) at Lat 14.18, Long 93.37.]


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8 August 1917

Madras to Rangoon

Lat 15.95, Long 96.15

2.00am: Began sounding ½ hourly

3.00am: Observed Baragua Light Vessel bearing N3W

5.00am: Observed Krishna Shoal Light Vessel N37E

6.28am: Krishna Light Vessel abeam, distance 5¾ miles

10.00am: Acting seamen gunners training class exam in ammunition

Lost overboard by accident 1 Cherub Log governer pattern no 315

12.50pm: Observed pilot brig

1.53pm: Pilot on board, proceeded

5.20pm: Harbour pilot on board

5.27pm: Anchored

6.30pm: Leave to watch & part to 6.30am

Number on sick list 41


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9 August 1917

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

6.20am: Commenced coaling

am: Acting seaman gunners training class stripping 6” BB gun, remainder of hands as requisite

3.50pm: Completed with coals

4.30pm: Leave to watch & part 4.30pm to 6.30am

Number on sick list 27


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10 August 1917

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

am: Acting seaman gunners training class at stripping guns, Gunner’s party fitting splinter nets, divers overhauling diving pump & gear, remainder of hands as requisite

10.15am: One officers’ steward joined ship for passage

12.10pm: One absentee returned under escort

4.00pm: Leave to watch & part 4.30pm to 6.30am

Number on sick list 22


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11 August 1917

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

9.05am: 5 engine room ratings joined ship from detention for passage

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Leave to watch & part 1.30pm to 6.30am

Number on sick list 14


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12 August 1917

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

8.00am: Landed Roman Catholics (23)

10.00am: Divine Service

Number on sick list 7


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13 August 1917

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

am: Exercised ammunition supply parties, acting seaman gunners heavy gun exam, hands employed refitting

pm: Gunner’s party refitting splinter nets, acting SGs exam in stripping 6 & 12 pdr BB, hands employed cleaning & oiling wire hawsers

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrant no 143

Leave to watch & part 4.30pm to 6.30am

Number on sick list 5


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14 August 1917

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

am: Blue watch guns’ crews at loader drill & deflection teacher, seaman gunners at sight setting

Acting seaman gunners exam in deflection teacher

Remainder repairing & painting splinter nets

pm: Leave rota continues

Number on sick list 4


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15 August 1917

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

am: Acting seaman gunners class at deflection teacher instruction

Red & White 6” guns crews at loader and deflection teacher drill, Sight setters at sight setting

Remainder of hands painting & refitting funnel guys & as requisite

pm: Acting seaman gunners class at deflection teacher instruction

Hands scraping gun pedestals, refitting funnel guys & as requisite

Number on sick list 4


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16 August 1917

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

am: Acting seaman gunners under exam in deflection teacher

Remainder of hands painting, refitting funnel guys & as requisite

Commander Cross RNR left ship

Number on sick list 3


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17 August 1917

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

4.00pm: Evening quarters, read warrant no 144

Number on sick list 2


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18 August 1917

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

pm: Leave to watch & part 1.30pm to 6.30am

Hands make & mend

Number on sick list 2


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19 August 1917

Rangoon

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

8.00am: Landed Roman Catholics (25)

9.30am: Divine Service; Holy Communion

2.00pm: Pilot onboard

2.45pm: Slipped buoy, half ahead both

6.20pm: Discharged pilot

Number on sick list 2


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20 August 1917

Rangoon to Singapore

Lat 13.34, Long 96.78

7.10am: Cast of Lead 67 fms, 120 fms line out, muddy bottom

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercised ‘Fire stations’

Number on sick list 5


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21 August 1917

Rangoon to Singapore

Lat 10.3, Long 97.8

8.00am: Sounding every 5 min

8.30am: Sounding every 10 min

Noon: Horsburgh Island S71E

Cavern Island Peak N78E, Peak SW end Lord Loughborough Island N47E

Sounding without tube every 10 min until 2.30pm

4.00pm: Evening quarters, exercise ‘Collision stations’

Number on sick list 7


[Horsburgh Island is in Myanmar at Lat 10.2, Long 97.87.

Cavern Island is in Myanmar at Lat 10.34, Long 98.0.

Lord Loughborough Island is in Myanmar at Lat 10.45, Long 97.92.]


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22 August 1917

Rangoon to Singapore

Lat 6.63, Long 98.47

am: Exercised ‘General quarters’, ‘Out collision mat’, exercised ammunition supply parties

Hands employed as requisite

1.20pm: Observed Pulo Butang [Batang?] bearing N82E

3.40pm: Sighted Pulo Perak S

Number on sick list 9


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23 August 1917

Rangoon to Singapore

Lat 3.03, Long 100.77

5.00am: Observed Pulo Jarak bearing S22W

am: Blue watch 6 & 12 pdr guns’ crews at loader gun drill & deflection teacher, sight setters at sight setting, remainder of hands scrubbing deck cloths & painting boats

Noon: One Fathom Bank S59E, Tukong Simbang Island S28W, Pulo Jemur S52W

2.55pm: One Fathom Bank Light House bearing N26E, 2¾ miles

7.30pm: Cape Rachado Light abeam, distance 4½ miles

10.20pm: Pulo Undan Light N35E, 3’

Number on sick list 13


[Pulau Jarak is an island in the Strait of Malacca at Lat 3.98, Long 100.1.

Pulau Tukong Simbang is an island in the Strait of Malacca at Lat 2.81, Long100.64.

Pulau Jemur is an island in the Strait of Malacca at Lat 2.87, Long 100.57.]


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24 August 1917

Singapore Harbour

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

12.45am: Observed Pulo Shirlo [Sheilo] bearing N70E

1.10am: Observed Pulo Pisang Light bearing S68E

3.18am: Observed Brothers Light bearing S45E

3.47am: Pulo Pisang Light bearing N34E, distance 6 miles

5.10am: Brothers Light abeam

7.25am: Sultan’s Shoal abeam, ¼ mile

8.10am: Pilot boarded

9.10am: Vessel moored at no 6 Berth

9.30am: Commenced coaling

pm: 3 ratings discharged to Hospital

4.00pm: Discharged ashore 3 Chinese domestics

Leave to watch & part 4.30pm to 7am

6.45pm: Completed with coal

Number on sick list 4


[Brothers Lighthouse is often indexed as Pulau Iyu Kecil Lighthouse and is off the coast of Sumatra (Indonesia) at Lat 1.2, Long 103.35.]


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25 August 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.00am: Pilot on board

7.20am: Let go, tug in attendance forward

7.45am: Anchored

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Discharged 1 rating to Hospital

Leave to watch & part 1.30pm to 6.30am

3.00pm: Discharged 26 ratings to Tanglin Barracks

5.00pm: 12 Court Martial Prisoners arrived from HMS City of London

Number on sick list 17


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26 August 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.10am: Landed Roman Catholics (17)

8.10am: Landed Wesleyans (8)

10.00am: Divine Service

11.45am: HMS City of London proceeded out of harbour

pm: Leave to watch & part 1.30pm to 10.30pm

Number on sick list 24


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27 August 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.96

am: Exercised control, magazine & shell room parties no 5 & 6 of 6” guns

4.30pm: Leave to watch & part 4.30 till 10pm

6.30pm: 4 ratings (Ordinary Seamen) joined ship from SS Dunera

Number on sick list 17


[SS Dunera, 5413 tons, was built in 1891 by A&J Inglis Ltd, Glasgow, for British India Associated Steamers Ltd. She was scrapped in 1922.]


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28 August 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: White watch 6” & 12 pdr guns’ crews at loader, deflection teacher, sight setters at sight setters, remainder as requisite

11.00am: HMS Suffolk proceeded out of harbour

Lieutenant Simpkins RNR joined ship

Number on sick list 17


[HMS Suffolk, 10,000 ton cruiser, was launched in 1903 at Portsmouth Royal Dockyard. She was sold in 1920 & is part of the OW fleet.]


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29 August 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: 6” & 12 pdr guns’ crews Blue watch at loader, sight setters at sight setting, remainder of hands as requisite

Number on sick list 12


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30 August 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and scraping ships side

pm: Hands make and mend clothes

Leave to watch & part 1.30pm till 10.0pm

5.00pm: 1 stoker rating joined ship from detention

Number on sick list 5


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31 August 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Hands employed cleaning ship, scraping & red leading ship’s side, dismounting 3 &12 pounder [guns]

12.45pm: Paid monthly money

2.15pm: Hands employed scraping & red leading ship’s side & as requisite

2.59pm: HMS Suffolk anchored in roads

4.20pm: HMS Fantome proceeded to sea

5.30pm: Discharged 1 rating stoker to HMS Suffolk

5.35pm: Discharged 12 prisoners to HMS Psyche

5.40pm: HMS Psyche proceeded to sea

Number on sick list 7


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917


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1 September 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

8.35am: Japanese cruiser anchored in roads

1.30pm: 1 stoker rating joined ship from HMS Suffolk

Leave to watch & part from 1.30pm till 6.30am

4.30pm: Japanese cruiser proceeded to sea

5 10pm: Japanese cruiser shifted berth

Number on sick list 7


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2 September 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.10am: Landed Roman Catholics (24)

8.10am: Landed Wesleyans (10)

10.00am: Divine Service

1.30pm: Leave to watch & part from 1.30pm till 10.0pm

Number on sick list 8


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3 September 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.45am: HMTD Fame proceeded alongside HMS Suffolk

7.20am: “Fame” proceeded to sea with target in tow

7.58am: HMS Suffolk proceeded to sea

am: . Exercised control parties

All day: Hands painting & scraping ship’s side & as requisite. Ordinary seamen at field exercise

pm: 1 rating discharged to hospital

4.30pm: HMS Fame proceeded to anchorage

7.30pm: 26 ratings returned from Tanglin

10.30pm: 4 ratings came onboard, absentees from HMS Suffolk

Number on sick list 9


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4 September 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.50am: Discharged 4 ratings to HMS Fame for “Suffolk” (absentees)

HMTD Fame proceeded to sea

am: Hands painting ship. Divers examining ship’s bottom & submerged tubes

pm: Hands employed painting ship & as requisite, ordinary seaman training class at rifle exercise

4.30pm: Leave to watch & part 4.30pm till 10pm

10.30pm: 8 ratings (absentees) from HMS Suffolk came onboard

Number on sick list 1


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5 September 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Exercised gun layers, sight setters & control parties. 6” & 12 pdr of Red watch at loader drill

Ordinary seaman training class at rifle exercise

pm: Hands employed, ordinary seaman training class assembling heavy marching order

4.00pm: Evening quarters. Leave to watch and part from 4.30pm till 10.00pm

Number on sick list 1


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6 September 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Educational exam on quarter deck, ordinary seaman training class at field exercise

Men under exam for higher rating, remainder painting ship & as required

Received one case 6" ammunition

pm: Hands make & mend clothes, leave rota continues

Discharged 9 rating absentees to HMTB Fame for HMS Suffolk

Number on sick list 1


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7 September 1917

from Singapore

Lat 1.34, Long 104.14

6.50am: Anchor aweigh, half speed ahead

9.35am: Anchored off Fallowden Shoal

Ordinary seaman training class at field exercise, remainder of hands employed as requisite

pm: Ordinary seaman training class at field exercise, divers examining SS Brodholme’s bottom

4.00pm: Read warrant no 145

4.08pm: Anchor aweigh, half speed ahead

6.40pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 1


[SS Brodholme, 5713 tons, was built in 1899 as “Nairnshire” by the Clydebank Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. She was renamed in 1915 & again in 1920 then was scrapped in 1938.]


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8 September 1917

Singapore Roads

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

8.30am: Japanese cruiser proceed to sea

1 rating joined ship from HMTD Fame

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Leave for watch & part from 2pm to 10pm

4.15pm: 2 ratings joined ship from Hospital

Number on sick list 2


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9 September 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.00am: Landed church parties, Roman Catholic (23), Presbyterian (3)

8.00am: Landed Wesleyans (13)

10.00am: Divine Service

10.25am: Japanese destroyer arrived

1.00pm: HMS Suffolk proceeded to sea

Leave rota continues

Number on sick list 2


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10 September 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.00am: Hands preparing ship for going alongside wharf for coaling

6.35am: Pilot on board, anchor aweigh & proceeded to coaling berth (S)

7.15am: Made fast

7.30am: Commenced coaling

8.15am: Red & White watches provisioning & taking in stores, Blue watch as requisite

Lieutenant Williams RNR left ship for SS Namur

10.50am: Pilot on board, cast off and proceeded to outer Roads

11.24am: Anchored

Number on sick list 2


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11 September 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: 6” guns’ crews Red & White watches at loader drill. Sight setters at sight setting.

Ordinary seaman training class at field exercise, OS torpedo training class at instruction

Hands employed generally

pm: OS torpedo training class at instruction, OS training class assembling heavy marching order

Hands employed cleaning netting & double bottoms

Number on sick list 0


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12 September 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

am: Ordinary seamen training class at pistol drill, torpedo training class at instruction

Hands employed, shipping lower boom, double bottom & as requisite

1.30pm: Discharged 2 ratings to "City of London". Hands employed preparing ship for sea

4.07pm: Weighed anchor & proceeded

7.10pm: Horsburgh Light abeam bearing S13E, distance 1 mile

Number on sick list 0


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13 September 1917

Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 4.33, Long 105.98

3.50am: Pulo Manki Light bearing N68E

6.27am: Pulo Manki Light S54E, distance 23 miles

am: Ordinary seaman training class exam in field training, hands employed as requisite

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 0


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14 September 1917

Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 8.37, Long 108.82

Number on sick list 0


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15 September 1917

Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 12.7, Long 111.4

9.15am: Returned Signal Book to Major of Marines

1.00pm: Signal Books returned to Bridge

Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 0


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16 September 1917

Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 17.4, Long 113.7

10.00am: Divine Service

Number on sick list 1


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17 September 1917

Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

10.20am: Permission obtained to enter Harbour, course & speed various entering Harbour

1.05pm: Vessel moored to no 5 buoy, hands discharging ammunition

6.00pm: Leave to watch & part 6.30pm to 6.30am

Number on sick list 1


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18 September 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.00am: Hands employed discharging ammunition, Red watch at ordnance camber

All day: Hands employed discharging provisions & ammunition

4.50pm: 7 Japanese destroyers arrived & anchored

6.00pm: Leave to watch & part 6.30pm to 6am

Number on sick list 1


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19 September 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

4.00am: Hands employed discharging ammunition

All day: Hands employed returning stores & ammunition [Includes meteorological instruments.]

6.00pm: Leave to watch & part 6.30pm to 6.30 am

Number on sick list 1


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20 September 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

All day: Hands employed discharging stores

9.30am: Discharged one rating, ordinary seaman, to Hospital

4.00pm: Read warrant no 146

6.00pm: Leave to Blue & White watches 6.30pm to 6am

Number on sick list 1


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21 September 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.30am: HMTB Whiting arrived

am: Hands preparing to disembark to "Tamar"

pm: Hands transfered to “Tamar”. Fire party [remained] onboard

Leave to Red & White watches 6.30pm to 6.30am

Number on sick list 0


[HMS Whiting, 390 ton destroyer, was launched in 1896 by Palmers Shipbuilding & Ironwork Co Ltd, Jarrow. She served on the China station throughout WW1 & was sold for scrap in 1919. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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22 September 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Discharging coal (Native Labour)

Discharged one rating, ordinary seaman, to Hospital

4.00pm: Fire party on board, exercised ‘Fire stations’

Number on sick list 1


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23 September 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

10.00am: Divine Service on board HMS Tamar

Leave rota continues

Number on sick list 1


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24 September 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Number on sick list 1


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25 September 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Hands cleaning ship

4.00pm: Proceeded into Dock

Number on sick list 2


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26 September 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

11.00am: Paid money

Number on sick list 2


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27 September 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

Paid off!


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OCTOBER 1917 not included



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917


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17 November 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.30pm: New ship’s company joined ship


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18 November 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as required

9.45am: Hands detailed for action stations

11.15am: Divisions & Prayers

1 stoker discharged to hospital

1.30pm: Leave to starboard watch & 2nd part port 1.30pm to 11pm, Boys to 6pm

5.40pm: 1 signal rating joined ship

Number on sick list 1


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19 November 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

All day: Hands employed drawing stores, provisions & torpedoes

10.55am: 2 seamen & 1 marine discharged to hospital

4.30pm: Hands mustered for payment

5.00pm: Special leave to part watch of seamen and Red watch & 1st of White watch of stokers until 11 pm

Number on sick list 4


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20 November 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

am: Carpenter’s staff & 4 seamen drawing stores

All day: Hands ammunition ship

2.30pm: 1 seaman joined ship from detention

3.30pm: Received on board: G Telescopes and 2 Maxim guns & mountings

4.50pm: Read warrants no 1 & 2

Leave rota continues

Number on sick list 2


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21 November 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

All day: Ammunition ship

9.25am: Commenced basin trial

10.52am: Finished trial

11.10am: 1 seaman & 1 stoker discharged to hospital

3.30pm: Left dockyard basin

4.20pm: Secured to buoy

5.20pm: Adjusted compasses

Number on sick list 5


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22 November 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.00am: 1 absentee returned on board

8.35am: Submarine C.36 left harbour

9.15am: Swinging for adjustment of compasses

12.25pm: Slipped from buoy & proceeded to carry out steam trials

1.20pm: Tested 12 pdr gun mountings

5.00pm: Moored to No 5 buoy

5.20pm: Adjusted compasses

5.50pm: 2 Boys joined ship from HMS Suffolk

Number on sick list 3


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23 November 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.00am: Destroyer “Whiting” proceeded into harbour

8.05am: Hands employed, 6 with Chief Gunners Mate, remainder cleaning ship & as requisite

1.15pm: Hands employed scraping decks & as requisite

4.00pm: 2 ratings joined ship

Hands scrub & wash clothes

Number on sick list 2


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24 November 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.55am: Destroyer “Whiting” proceeded into harbour

8.05am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as requisite

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: Leave to Starboard watch until 7am

3.00pm: Leave to Boys from 4pm till 6pm

Number on sick list 1


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25 November 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

8.15am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

9.20am: Landed Church of England & remainder of denominations [church parties]

11.50am: Church parties returned

1.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am

Number on sick list 2


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26 November 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.45am: Exercised ‘General quarters’

11.20am: Exercised ‘Fire stations’

1.15pm: 1 Petty Officer & 9 hands returning e[mpty] rifle cases to Ordnance Department

2.30pm: 1 case ammunition returned to Ordnance

3.30pm: Received a case of ammunition from Ordnance Department

5.00pm: Leave to Blue watch & 2 part White till 7.0am

Number on sick list 3


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27 November 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.45am: Watertank came alongside

9.00am: Control parties & sightsetters to drill

9.35am: Exercised Fire & Collision stations

11.00am: X2, Y2, A2, X1 guns’ crews to loader drill

1.20pm: 16 hands with Gunner’s Mate, 15 with Bos’n, remainder of hands as requisite

4.30pm: Leave to watch until 7am

Number on sick list 4


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28 November 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

9.00am: Exercised sightsetters & control parties

9.30am: Parties with Chief Gunner’s Mate in magazine & Bos’n, remainder of hands as requisite

1.20pm: Hands employed cleaning & scraping decks and party testing gunsights

1.40pm: HMS Tamar left basin & went alongside dockyard wall

4.10pm: Exercised Fire stations

Number on sick list 3


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29 November 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.15am: 7 Dockyardmen on board

8.50am: Exercised control parties & sightsetters

9.30am: 8 hands with Chief Gunner’s Mate in magazine, P1 & S1 12 pdr guns’ crews at drill

Provisions lighter came alongside

12.20pm: Submarine C36 went into basin

1.15pm: Seamen, Marines & Artisan ratings medically examined

Number on sick list 3


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30 November 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

6.50am: Coal junks came alongside

7.10am: Started coaling

9.30am: Officer of Guard boarded Chinese gunboat

11.00am: 16 Absentees and escort joined ship

11.30am: Finished coaling, received 150 tons

7.00pm: Officer of Guard boarded USA gunboat “Pampanga”

8.30pm: Officer of Guard boarded Chinese gunboat “Kong-Kung”

Number on sick list 2


[USS Pampanga, 247 ton gunboat, was launched for the Spanish Navy in 1888 in Manila, Philippines. She was captured by the Americans in 1898 and commissioned in the US Navy. She was sunk by the American Navy in 1928.]


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1917


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1 December 1917

Hong Kong

Lat 22.3, Long 114.2

7.00am: “Whiting” proceeded into harbour

7.30am: Water tank came alongside

9.25am: 2 dockyardmen working on board

10.30am: 1 stoker discharged to hospital

11.05am: Officer of Guard from USS Pampampa came aboard

11.30am: Hands spread battery awning & secured boats for sea

1.00pm: Paid monthly money

2.00pm: Ammunition lighter alongside, hands employed clearing ammunition from lighters

12 hands to Dockyard to draw 3pdr Hotchkiss gun

2.30pm: Gave leave to Red & 1st part White watches till 9pm

Number on sick list 3


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2 December 1917

Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 21.78, Long 114.32

8.18am: Slipped buoy and proceeded to sea

9.10am: Cape Collinson abeam, distance ½’

9.46am: Wag Law N60W, ¾’

Number on sick list 3


[Cape Collinson is on the approaches to Hong Kong Harbour at Lat 22.26, Long 114.26.

Wag Law could be Wag Lan Island now indexed as Wang Lang Island at Lat 22.18, Long 114.31.]


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3 December 1917

Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 16.5, Long 113.43

9.50am: Exercised General Quarters & loader drill

4.10pm: Exercised ‘Collision stations’

Number on sick list 5


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4 December 1917

Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 12.15, Long 110.88

am: Exercised control parties

pm: Gunlayers at ‘time on aim’, sightsetters & searchlight crews at instructions

4.10pm: Exercised ‘Fire stations’

7.00pm: Red watch burned searchlights

Number on sick list 8


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5 December 1917

Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 7.95, Long 108.6

9.50am: Exercised General Quarters, 6” loader & control drill

2.10pm: 6” sightsetters to exercise

6.00pm: Exercised searchlight crews of Blue & White watches

Number on sick list 7


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6 December 1917

Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 4.37, Long 104.37

2.30am: Very heavy rain squalls

am: Sightsetters at drill

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Frequent heavy rain squalls

Number on sick list 2


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7 December 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

1.45am: Horsburgh Light S42W

3.25am: Horsburgh Light abeam S35E, ½ mile

4.55am: Johore Hill N51W, Pas Reef S11W

7.45am: Pilot came on board

8.25am: Arrived Singapore, came alongside jetty, 1 rating joined ship

9.55am: Commenced coaling. 2 ratings discharged to hospital

10.45am: Captain and 2 officers joined ship

1.15pm: Hands employed provisioning ship

2.45pm: Discharged to Naval Ordnance Depot for HMS Fame: 19 boxes of 12 pdr Lyddite, 1 case of PML ammunition and 1 chest of rifles

3.45pm: Finished coaling, received 414 tons

4.30pm: Leave to Blue watch and 2nd of White until 7.0am

Number on sick list 3


[Johore Hill is now indexed as Bukit Pengerang in Malaysia at Lat 1.38, Long 104.1.

Pas Reef may refer to Pan Reef, or Little Pan Reef. The former is indexed as Karang Galang at Lat 1.16, Long 104.19 and the latter is indexed as Terumbu Betata at Lat 1.18, Long 104.15.]


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8 December 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

9.15am: Shifted ship to No 2 E Wharf

11.00am: 3 officers joined ship

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

1.30pm: Leave to Red watch & 1st part of White until 7am, Boys till 6pm

Number on sick list 4


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9 December 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.20am: Landed Roman Catholics for church

8.20am: Landed Wesleyan church party

9.30am: Divisions & Prayers

11.15am: Church parties returned on board

pm: Leave to Blue watch & 2nd part of White to 7am, Boys till 6pm

Number on sick list 5


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10 December 1917

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

9.25am: Exercised ‘General Quarters’

10.20am: Secure. Exercised sightsetters & control parties. Ordinary seaman gunnery, torpedo & seamanship classes to instruction. Remainder of hands as requisite

1.30pm: Gave leave to watch of stokers till 10pm

Hands employed as requisite. Gunnery, torpedo & seamanship classes to instruction

4.30pm: Leave to Blue watch & 1st part of White till 10pm

Number on sick list 5


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11 December 1917

Singapore to Colombo

Lat 1.24, Long 103.87

8.50am: Control parties at stations

9.20am: Training classes at instruction

11.30am: Left East Wharf

11.54am: Peak Island abeam, distance ½ mile

1.05pm: Raffles Island N70W

1.41pm: Fire Island abeam, distance 1½ miles

3.13pm: Brothers Island abeam, distance 3½ miles

4.17pm: Pisang abeam, distance 2½ miles

6.40pm: Pulo Shielo Light abeam, 7¾ miles

7.56pm: Tangun Tohor Light abeam, distance 5¼’

One ship (Japanese) in convoy

10.04pm: Pulo Undan Light abeam, distance 2½’

Number on sick list 6


[Peak Island is in Singapore Strait at Lat 1.22, Long 103.86.]


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12 December 1917

Singapore to Colombo

Lat 3.47, Long 100.1

12.59am: Rachado Light N61W, distance 3½ miles

6.20pm: One Fathom Light abeam, distance 3¾ miles

Japanese Torpedo Boat Destroyer joined up

9.05am: Control party & sightsetters at exercise, gunnery & torpedo classes at instruction all forenoon

3.06pm: Pulo Berhala abeam, distance 5¾’

4.00pm: Evening quarters, ship’s company exercised ‘Abandon ship’

Number on sick list 5


[Pulau Berhala is in Indonesia at Lat 3.76, Long 99.52.]


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13 December 1917

Singapore to Colombo

Lat 5.73, Long 96.05

1.54am: Edi Rajput Light abeam, distance 10¼’

3.54am: Diamond Point abeam, distance 7’

9.05am: Control parties exercised

9.45am: 6” guns’ crews to loader, training classes instruction. Boys physical drill & seamanship

2.06pm: Stop & as requisite whilst TBD [Japanese] coaled from steamer

2.29pm: Sent starboard sea boat to TBD

2.50pm: Sea boat returned

4.00pm: Ship’s crew exercised ‘Abandon ship’

4.05pm: TBD finished coaling

4.35pm: Proceeded

6.43pm: Ujong Tapa Gaya Light abeam, distance 2½’

8.00pm: Willemstoren Light abeam, distance 12’

Number on sick list 6


[Ujong Tapagaya Light is indexed as Le Meule Lighthouse in Sumatra at Lat 5.9, Long 95.33.]


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14 December 1917

Singapore to Colombo

Lat 5.9, Long 91.53

2.10pm: Hands fell in, gunnery & torpedo classes at instruction

Number on sick list 4


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15 December 1917

Singapore to Colombo

Lat 6.03, Long 86.7

Number on sick list 3


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16 December 1917

Singapore to Colombo

Lat 5.87, Long 82.03

10.30am: Divine Service

2.00pm: Began ½ hourly soundings

7.00pm: Dondra Head Light N34E

9.05pm: Point de Galle Light abeam, distance 12 miles

Number on sick list 3


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17 December 1917

to Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

9.55am: Pilot Mr Olsson boarded

10.05am: Entered harbour

10.15am: Anchored, assisted to swing by tug “Goliath”

10.40am: One cook's mate discharged to "Venus"

11.25am: Started coaling

Note in log: Passage Singapore to Colombo 6 days 0 hours 5 minutes, total distance 1609 miles, average speed 11.16 knots.

HMS Venus in harbour, convoy dispersed in Colombo

2.10pm: Gunnery & torpedo classes at instruction

4.00pm: Leave to Blue watch & 2nd part of White to 7.00am, Chief Petty Officers & POs to 7.30am

7.45pm: Finished coaling, received 370 tons


[“Goliath”, 220 tons, was built in 1906 by Bow, McClachlan & Co Ltd, Paisley, for the Crown Agents for the Colonies. She was still registered in 1940.]


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18 December 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

8.25am: Pilot Mr Agnew boarded

8.40am: Slipped from buoys, hove up anchor & proceeded, tugs “Goliath” & “Samson” in attendance

9.30am: Landed anchor, fast port side

10.20am: Pilot Mr Drew boarded, cast off, turned ship round, starboard side to

Landed 2nd anchor (cargo)

10.56am: Cast off & proceeded to original berth

11.50am: Finished mooring

2.00pm: Red watch cleaning mess deck, Blue watch discharged 14 shackles of cable, Gunner’s party preparing to discharge ammunition

Number on sick list 3


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19 December 1917

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

5.40am: Hands fell in, read warrant no 3

5.45am: Discharged one prisoner to Kandy Detention Quarters

6.00am: Lighters alongside, hands employed discharging ammunition

3.00pm: Finished discharging ammunition

Amount discharged: 700 Lyddite shells, 167 boxes 12 pdr shells, 260 cases Cordite 6", 100 12 pdr cordite & 24 boxes of fuse

Moored ammunition lighter for the night

Number on sick list 3


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20 December 1917

Colombo to Trincomali

Lat 6.73, Long 79.63

5.45am: Ammunition lighters left the ship in tow

8.44am: Anchor aweigh, slow ahead leaving harbour

9.21am: Entered swept channel, courses various

11.07am: Colombo Light House bearing N82E

1.49pm: Barberyn Light House abeam, distance 20’

6.00pm: Point de Galle Light abeam, distance 14’

10.13pm: Dondra Head Light abeam, distance 8½’

Number on sick list 3


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21 December 1917

Colombo to Trincomali

Lat 6.76, Long 82.06

6.00am: Great Basses Reef Light abeam, distance. 7¼’

6.45am: Little Basses Reef Light House bearing N16E

8.34am: Little Basses Reef Light House abeam, distance 9¼’'

2.10pm: All 6” sightsetters to drill

9.00pm: Batticaloa Light abeam, distance 12½’

Number on sick list 4


[Great Basses Reef Lighthouse is off Sri Lanka at Lat 6.18, Long 81.48.

Little Basses Reef Lighthouse is off Sri Lanka at Lat 6.4, Long 81.73.

Batticaloa Lighthouse is in Sri Lanka at Lat 7.75, Long 81.68.]


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22 December 1917

Colombo to Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

5.31am: Foul Point abeam, distance 13'

7.13am: Elephant Island abeam

7.47am: Anchored

HMS Northbrook in harbour

1.30pm: Make & mend, leave to Red & 1st part White watches till 8pm

5.00pm: Warrant Officer Schoolmaster joined ship [Mr Mones from “Northbrook”]

Number on sick list 4

Passage Colombo to Trincomali: 1 day 22 hours 55 minutes, total distance 385 miles, average speed 8.21


[Foul Point is at the entrance to Trincomalee Harbour in Sri Lanka at Lat 8.52, Long 81.32.

Elephant Island is in the bay approaching Trincomalee Harbour in Sri Lanka at Lat 8.53, Long 81.23.

HMS Northbrook, 5820 ton troopship, was built in 1907 by John Brown & Co Ltd, Clydebank. She was sold in 1923 & is part of the OW fleet.]


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23 December 1917

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

6.40am: HMS Northbrook sailed

7.10am: Landed Roman Catholics

7.40am: Wesleyan

10.30am: Divine Service

1.30pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White until 8pm, Boys until 7pm

Number on sick list 4


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24 December 1917

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

6.30am: Blue watch & Boys landed for route march

am: Gunnery, torpedo & seamanship classes at instruction, Boys of Red watch at boat exercise

10.30am: Boys of White watch at boat exercise

11.15am: Boys of Blue watch at boat exercise

4.00pm: Leave rota continues

Number on sick list 10


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25 December 1917

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

7.00am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.00am: Landed Wesleyans

9.20am: Hands rigged church

9.30am: Roman Catholic church party returned

10.10am: Divine Service

11.30am: Wesleyans returned

1.00pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part of White watch till 8pm, Boys to 7pm

Number on sick list 5


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26 December 1917

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

5.30am: Landed Red watch seamen & stokers & marines for route march

6.30am: Hands out kedge anchor

7.40am: One target

8.10am: Landing party returned

9.10am: 6” guns’ crews to .303 aiming practice, training classes at instruction

4.00pm: Normal leave rota continues

Number on sick list 6


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27 December 1917

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

5.40am: White watch & 1st of stokers landed for route march

8.10am: Landing party returned

9.20am: Training classes at instruction, B & S group at .303 aiming, Boys at school, all 6” guns’ crews at loader

12.30pm: Quarters, clean guns

Number on sick list 6


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28 December 1917

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

5.30am: Landed Blue watch, seamen, stokers & marines for route march

8.00am: Landing party returned

9.45am: Gunnery, seamanship & torpedo classes at instruction, Boys school & boat exercises

2.30pm: Discharged 1 Able seaman to hospital

4.15pm: Wash & scrub clothes

Number on sick list 7


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29 December 1917

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

6.15am: Read warrant no 6

6.30am: One prisoner discharged to Kandy Detention Quarters

9.30am: Discharged Bugler RMLI to hospital

pm: Hands make & mend

Number on sick list 6


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30 December 1917

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

7.00am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

7.30am: Landed Wesleyans

8.50am: RC church party returned

10.20am: Divine Service

10.25am: Wesleyans returned

11.50am: One rating discharged to hospital

1.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White

Number on sick list 7


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31 December 1917

Trincomali to Colombo

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

5.30am: Red watch & Boys landed for route march

8.45am: Boys returned from route march

9.05am: Training classes at drill, 6” guns’ crews at .303 aiming, painting funnels

9.25am: Landing party all on board

11.15am: Secured & hoisted in target & preparing ship for sea

1.00pm: Paid monthly money

4.38pm: Anchor aweigh, turning ship then proceeded

4.49pm: York Shoal buoy abeam

5.24pm: Foul Point Light House abeam, distance 2½’

6.18pm: Foul Point abeam

9.24pm: Batticaloa Light abeam, distance 12½ miles

Number on sick list 11


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1918


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[These are cover pages, blank & a list of meteorological instruments.]


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1 January 1918

Trincomali to Colombo

Lat 5.98, Long 79.92

2.39am: Observed Little Basses bearing S77W

5.09am: Great Basses abeam, distance 7 miles

am: Guns’ crews at loader

9.17am: Dondra Head abeam, distance 4¾ miles

10.42am: Point de Galle abeam, distance 11¼ miles

1.33pm: Barberyn Light abeam, distance 14’

1.45pm: Met Dutch steamer steering southerly (Banka)

3.55pm: Colombo Light House abeam, distance 13¾ miles

4.24pm: Entered swept channel

5.20pm: Pilot Mr Olsson boarded

5.38pm: Anchored, tug “Goliath” assisting

6.00pm: 3 ratings joined from “Venus”, Officer of Guard boarded

6.20pm: Water lighter alongside, coal lighter alongside

7.25pm: Commenced coaling

10.30pm: Landed 1 case of ammunition

Number on sick list 7

Broom head accidentally lost overboard

Passage Trincomali to Colombo 1 day 0 hours 41 mins, Distance 382 Average speed 10.47


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2 January 1918

Colombo to Aden

Lat 5.7, Long 79.0

5.30am: Finished coaling, received 335 tons

6.50am: 1 rating discharged to hospital

8.30am: Warrant Officer schoolmaster left ship

12.05pm: Anchor up, assisted by tug “Samson” leaving berth

12.13pm: Stop to receive canteen stores from boat

pm: Hands paid monthly pay

Number on sick list 7


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3 January 1918

Colombo to Aden

Lat 2.43, Long 77.7

8.40am: Control parties at exercise

10.45am: 6” guns’ crews (Blue) at loader, seamanship, gunnery & torpedo classes at instruction, exercised gun layers ‘Time on aim’

Number on sick list 5


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4 January 1918

Colombo to Aden

Lat -2.43, Long 75.05

6.00am: Heavy rain squall

6.30am: Weather cleared

9.40am: General Quarters, heavy rain squalls

10.15am: Training parties to exercise

11.28am: Stopped, torpedo bar foul

12.15pm: Stopped, similar reason

4.00pm: Stormy weather with much rain

5.16pm: Stopped, starboard torpedo bar rigged & secured

5.25pm: Full ahead

Number on sick list 4


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5 January 1918

Colombo to Aden

Lat -6.58, Long 73.13

5.48am: Sighted steamer bearing S48E, altered course, increased speed

6.40am: Fired two rounds across bow of steamer & stopped her

6.47am: Stop engines. Steamer found to be SS Bizkargi Mendi (Spanish) bound Calcutta

6.51am: Proceeded

2.55pm: Sighted Diego Garcia bearing S57W

3.55pm: East Island abeam, distance 10¾ miles

4.24pm: Horsburg Point abeam, 3½ miles

Number on sick list 5


[SS Bizkargi-Mendi, 3234 tons, was built in 1910 by Cia Euskalduna de Construccion Naval, Bilbao, for Sota v Aznar, Bilbao. She was sold & renamed “Monte Facho” in 1939 then sank in 1952 after colliding with “Granford”.

Diego Garcia Naval Support Facility is at Lat 7.31, Long 72.41.

East Island is in the British Indian Ocean Territory at Lat 7.23, Long 72.42.

Horsburg Point is in the British Indian Ocean Territory at Lat 7.38, Long 72.48.]


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6 January 1918

Colombo to Aden

Lat -5.55, Long 68.0

10.00am: Divine Service

12.25pm: Stopped starboard engine

1.45pm: Started starboard engine

Number on sick list 3


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7 January 1918

Colombo to Aden

Lat -0.97, Long 64.0

5.00am: Sighted "Ulysses" ahead at daybreak

6.00am: 6" & 12 pdr guns’ crews to loader

9.40am: Boys physical drill, White watch small arm drill, training classes at instruction

11.00am: Abeam of "Ulysses"

11.45am: "Ulysses" took station astern

9.10pm: Stopped starboard engine

10.0pm: Started starboard engine

Number on sick list 3


[There are two possibilities for “Ulysses”:

HMS Ulysses, 1085 ton destroyer, was launched in 1917 by William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Pallion. She sank in Oct 1918 after colliding with SS Ellerie in the Forth of Clyde but without loss of life.

SS Ulysses, 14,647 tons, was built in 1913 by Workman, Clark & Co Ltd, Belfast, for the Blue Funnel Line. She was used to carry troops in WW1 then returned to civilian service. In 1942 she was torpedoed but sank without loss of life.

In view of reference to ‘Transport’ on 8 Jan, the liner is the more likely.]


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8 January 1918

Colombo to Aden

Lat 3.2, Long 60.67

am: Training classes at instruction, all gun layers & trainers at practice

10.08am: Stopped engines, transport carrying out burial

2.10pm: 12 pdr gun layers, Red & White watches at practice

Boys to loader

4.00pm: Entered NE monsoon

Number on sick list 6


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9 January 1918

Colombo to Aden

Lat 6.57, Long 56.7

7.55am: 6” & 12 pdr guns’ crews at loader

9.10am: Control parties at exercise

9.40am: Red watch small arm drill, Boys physical drill, seamanship & gunnery classes at instruction, boats’ crews painting boats

pm: Hands fall in, training classes at instruction, Boys to loader at small arm exercise

Number on sick list 5


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10 January 1918

Colombo to Aden

Lat 10.43, Long 53.13

9.00pm: Began ½ hourly soundings

Number on sick list 6


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11 January 1918

Colombo to Aden

Lat 12.5, Long 48.62

9.05am: Sighted HMS Doris, 3 points on starboard bow steering West

1.15pm: Range takers, clocks & Dumaresq workers exercised

Number on sick list 6


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12 January 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

3.15am: Dismissed convoy

8.40am Entered swept channel.

10.16am: Stopped, anchored

One rating joined ship from HMS Perth

1.30pm: Liberty men landed, Blue & 2nd part of White

Hands make & mend

2.15pm: 7 ratings joined ship from HMS Perth

3.50pm: One rating discharged to hospital

6.00pm: Boys returned from leave

10.30pm: Liberty men aboard

Number on sick list 5

Passage Colombo to Aden: 10 days 0 hrs 6 mins, total distance 3239 miles, average speed 13.49


[HMS Perth, 2502 ton Armed Boarding Steamer, was a mercantile conversion built in Dundee in 1915. She was still sailing in 1940 and is part of the OW fleet.]


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13 January 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

6.30am: Coal lighters (4) alongside

7.15am: Commenced coaling

8.00am: Red & 1st of White watches detailed for coaling ship

9.30am: 2nd of White with Gunner (T) laying telephone cable

9.40am: 4 coaling lighters came alongside

1.15pm: 1 Stoker rating joined from HMS Perth

Leave to watch keepers & daymen

5.00pm: Discontinued coaling, received 689 tons

10.30pm: Liberty men returned

Number on sick list 4


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14 January 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

6.30am: Resumed coaling & rigging stages

10.50am: Finished coaling 311 tons

11.00am: Hands cleaning ship

4.37pm: Anchor aweigh

5.32pm: Elephant Back Light House abeam

5.45pm: Ras Mashaq Light House abeam

Number on sick list 4


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15 January 1918

At sea

Lat 12.5, Long 48.7

am: Hands scrubbing gun & all canvas gear & cleaning ship after coaling

Noon: Jebel Maraya bearing S48E, 0.5’

pm: White watch make & mend

Training classes at instruction, remainder as requisite

4.00pm: Ras Alula bearing S

6.12pm: Guardafui abeam, distance 9 miles

Number on sick list 5


[Jebel Maraya was Jebel Marayeh; the nearest settlement is now indexed as Bandar Murcaayo in Somalia at Lat 11.69. Long 50.46.

Ras Alula is indexed as Ras Caluula in Somalia at Lat 11.99, Long 50.78.

Guardafui is indexed as Ras Asir in Somalia at Lat 11.83, Long 51.29.]


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16 January 1918

At sea

Lat 9.92, Long 51.3

2.10pm: Training classes at instruction, Blue watch make & mend

Number on sick list 5


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17 January 1918

At sea

Lat 12.27, Long 49.9

1.00am: Began ½ hourly soundings until 4am

7.50am: Ras Boleh abeam, distance 16 miles

9.00am: Ras Filuk abeam

Noon: Jebel Maranyo bearing S42E

pm: Hands make & mend

2.00pm: Sighted “Briton” port bow

9.30pm: "Briton" took station astern

Number on sick list 4


[Ras Boleh is in Somalia at Lat 11.93, Long 50.92.

Ras Filuk is also known as Cape Elephant and is in Somalia at Lat 11.95, Long 50.63. It is variously indexed as Raas Felug and Capo Elefante.

Jebel Maranyo may refer to the hill near to Muranyo, indexed as Bandar Murcaayo in Somalia at Lat 11.69, Long 50.46.

SS Briton, 10,248 tons, was built in 1897 by Harland & Wolff, Belfast. She served as a troopship during both the Boer War and WW1. She returned to service with Union-Castle Line and was scrapped in 1926.]


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18 January 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

6.10am: Aden ahead, altered course for Fairway Buoy

7.40am: Stopped, awaiting channel to be swept

8.17am: Entered swept channel

9.21am: Anchored

Noon: Two coal lighters came alongside

1.20pm: Commenced coaling

2.10pm: Leave to watch

5.55pm: Finished coaling, 350 tons

Number on sick list 4

Passage: 3 days, 16 hours, 17 minutes; total distance 1132 miles; average speed 12.82


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19 January 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

am: Hands painting ship

10.05am: HMS Topaze arrived

1.30pm: Leave for Red & 1st part White watches, Blue & 2nd part White painting ship

4.30pm: Discharged one chief stoker to "Topaze"

6.10pm: Liberty Boys returned

Number on sick list 3

Three paint brushes lost by accident


[HMS Topaze, 3000 ton cruiser, was launched 1903. She was scrapped in 1921 and is part of the OW fleet.]


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20 January 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

6.10am: Landed Weslyans and Roman Catholics

7.30am: Holy Communion service

7.55am: Weslyans returned

8.45am: Roman Catholic church party returned

9.00am: “Juno” left for sea

10.00am: Divine Service

10.20am: “Topaze” with HMT Briton sailed

1.00pm: Officer of Guard boarded SS Malta

1.30pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White watches

6.00pm: Liberty Boys returned

6.20pm: HM mine sweeper "Meyun" sailed

10.30pm: Liberty men & patrol returned

Number on sick list 2


[“Meyun”, 567 tons, was built in 1905 by Ramage & Ferguson Ltd, Leith, for the Perim Coal Co Liverpool. She was hired as a mine sweeper during the war and sometime after 1920 sold to J Arango of Morocco & renamed “Arango”. She was wrecked in 1939.]


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21 January 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

5.45am: Marines landed

8.30am: Marines returned on board

8.55am: RIM Dufferin arrived, Officer of Guard boarded

All day: Hands painting, training classes at instruction

10.00am: Minesweepers “Meyun” & [?] arrived

10.15am: Officer of Guard boarded HMS Janus

12.10pm: Chief gunner and school-master joined ship

Number on sick list 2


[“Janus”, 243 ton mine sweeper, was built in 1911 as SS Kilda by the Goole Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. She was purchased by the Admiralty in 1914 & renamed. She resumed her original name on returning to civilian service but was then renamed “Tubal Cain”. She last appeared under that name in 1936.]


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22 January 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

5.45am: Boys division landed

7.45am: Landing party returned

am: Training classes

All day: Hands painting ship

4.15pm: Leave rota continues

Number on sick list 1


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23 January 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

5.40am: Marines landed

7.20am: Officer of Guard boarded SS Egypt

7.35am: HMS Dufferin sailed

All day: Hands painting ship, gunnery training class at instruction

10.20am: Officer of Guard boarded Italian cruiser “Calabria”

11.20am: Four ratings joined from HMS Clio

11.30am: Landing party returned

12.10pm: Italian cruiser shifted to No 1 buoy

3.00pm: OOG from Italian cruiser "Calabria" boarded

4.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st of White watches.

"Clio" sailed

5.10pm: OOG boarded HMS Perth on arrival

8.15pm: Discharged 3 ratings to HMS Perth

Number on sick list 2


[“Calabria”, 2660 ton cruiser, was launched in 1894 at the La Spezia shipyard. She had a busy career but was downgraded to ‘gunboat’ in 1921 & scrapped in 1924.

HMHS Egypt, 7912 tons, was built in 1897 by Caird & Co, Greenock, for P&O. She served as a hospital ship in the 2nd Boer War & WW1. In 1922 she sank off Ushant after colliding with SS Seine; 71 crew & 15 passengers were lost together with over £1,000,000 worth of gold bullion.

HMS Clio, 1087 ton sloop, was launched in 1903 at Sheerness Dockyard. She was sold in 1920 and is part of the OW fleet.]


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24 January 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

5.40am: Landed Red, White, Blue divisions for company drill

6.15am: HMS Perth sailed

8.10am: Landing party returned

11.15am: All boats away for exercise

pm: Hands make & mend, leave rota continues

5.30pm: One rating joined ship for HMS Pyramus from detention quarters

Number on sick list 1


[HMS Pyramus, 2135 ton cruiser, was launched in 1897 by Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co, Jarrow. She took part in the destruction of SMS Konigsberg. In 1920 she was sold for scrap & is part of the OW fleet.]


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25 January 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

7.00am: Gunner’s party running back A2 6” gun

9.25am: Training classes to instruction, Boys to school, Seedie boys painting overside, 11 hands painting mess deck

10.05am: Minesweepers returned

10.40am: Discharged one rating to HMS Suva on her arrival, boarded by Officer of Guard

11.00am: All boats away for exercise

1.30pm: All boats away for sailing practice

1.45pm: Gunnery party running back A2 6” gun, party painting mess deck

4.30pm: Leave rota continues, wash clothes

6.40pm: Water lighter alongside

9.30pm: Water lighter left

Number on sick list 1


[HMS Suva, 2229 ton armed boarding steamer, was built in 1906 by Workman, Clark & Co, Belfast, for the Australasian United Steam Navigation Co. In 1915 she was conscripted by the Royal Navy. She returned to her owners in 1919, was sold & renamed for the 1st time in 1928 and finally torpedoed in 1941. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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26 January 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

11.45am: Read warrant no 7

12.30pm: 1 rating discharged to detention quarters

1.30pm: Hands make & mend, leave rota continues

5.55pm: Minesweeper “Sheikh Berkhud” sailed

6.00pm: Liberty Boys returned

10.00pm: Liberty men & patrol returned

Number on sick list 2


[SS Sheikh Berkhud, 327 tons, was built in 1891 by Scott & Co, Greenock, & was operated at the outbreak of war by the Perim Coal Co. She was conscripted in 1917 then returned to her owners in 1919. She was sold in 1923 but caught fire while carrying benzine in 1926 and became a total loss.]


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27 January 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

7.15am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

9.25am: Officer of Guard boarded HMS Sapphire on arrival

9.55am: Church party boarded from HMS Minto

10.00am: Divine Service

1.00pm: Water tank alongside

5.10pm: Half masted colours

5.45pm: Mast headed colours

Number on sick list 2


[RIM Minto, 960 ton troopship, was built in 1893 by Laird of Birkenhead. She was sold in 1925.]


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28 January 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship, marines landed

8.25am: Landing party returned

9.20am: General quarters

10.10am: Secure

10.25am: Training classes at instruction, Boys at physical drill

11.50am: One rating discharged to "Pantakota"

2.10pm: Gunnery training classes to instruction & working at A1 6” gun, Boys at school, remainder as requisite

Number on sick list 3


[SS Pantakoka was probably “Pentakota”, 3418 tons, built in 1890 by A & J Inglis Ltd, Glasgow, for the British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, Glasgow. She was stranded on Ghaba Shoal in 1920. She was refloated, towed to Bombay then sold for scrap.]


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29 January 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

5.50am: Red, White & Blue watch landed, remainder cleaning up decks

7.55am: Landing party returned

12.30pm: Paid monthly money

American consul boarded ship

1.30pm: Exercised boats under sail

2.15pm: Lieutenant Nelson RNR joined for passage

2.55pm: HMS Minto sailed

Number on sick list 4


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30 January 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

5.50am: Marines landed

8.15am: Landing party returned

9.25am: Read & exercised fire stations

9.50am: Collision station & exercised boats

1.30pm: Leave to watch keepers

4.30pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd of White watches

Number on sick list 3


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31 January 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

5.45am: All hands landed for company drill, marines at boat exercise

8.00am: Landing party returned

10.15am: Divisions & read ‘Articles of War’

10.30am: ‘Abandon ship’, tested Carley floats

1.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watches, remainder ‘make & mend’

5.00pm: HMS Suva sailed

Number on sick list 3


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1918


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1 February 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

5.50am: Landed marines & Boys; Boys for company drill

8.10am: Marines returned

8.20am: Boys returned

9.25am: General quarters

9.55am: Minesweepers returned to harbour

10.10am: Dispersed General quarters

2.10pm: Seamanship & gunnery training classes at instruction, remainder of hands scrubbing canvas gear & bright work

5.45pm: Six ratings joined ship for passage and 1 officer berthed on board

5.55pm: One rating for "Clio" joined from Detention Quarters

Number on sick list 3


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2 February 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

10.00am: Minesweepers "Meyun" and "Sheikh Berkhud" arrived

10.45am: Clean guns

11.25am: Disperse

pm: Hands make & mend, leave rota continues

Number on sick list 3


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3 February 1918

Aden to Colombo via Maldive Islands

Lat 12.7, Long 46.1

6.50am: Coal lighters came alongside

7.15am: Started coaling

7.35am: Water lighter came alongside

8.30am: Roman Catholic church party returned

9.00am: Discharged Lieutenant Nelson RNR & Sub Lieutenant Hockley RNR to HMS Sapphire

9.40am: Finished coaling

10.00am: HMS Sapphire sailed

10.45am: HMS Juno arrived

11.15am: Discharged 7 ratings for "Africa"

11.20am: Officer of Guard boarded "Juno"

11.30am: Assistant Paymaster (officer berthed on board) discharged to "Juno"

11.45am: Discharged one marine to "Juno"

12.35pm: Mr Page, Gunner T, discharged to "Juno"

1.07pm: Anchor aweigh

2.05pm: Elephants Back Light House abeam

4.45pm: Met an oil tank steering West 10 miles north

Number on sick list 4

Lost overboard by accident: Patt 4, bags coal tarred 1 cwt - 2 in number


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4 February 1918

Aden to Maldives

Lat 12.92, Long 49.3

All day: Training classes to instruction

pm: Red watch make & mend

Number on sick list 3


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5 February 1918

Aden to Maldives

Lat 12.8, Long 53.95

8.15am: Jezirat Sabuniya abeam, distance 12½ miles

9.00am: Ras Shoab abeam, distance 18 miles

12.43pm: Ras Haulaf abeam, distance 7 miles

1.14pm: Ras Dehammeri abeam, distance 5 miles

2.00pm: Seamanship & gunnery classes at instruction, Boys [at] school & seamanship

3.05pm: Ras Radriss abeam

Number on sick list 2


[Jezirat Sabuniya is indexed as Sabuniya, an islet of the coast of Yemen at Lat 12.64, Long 53.16.

Ras Shoab is indexed as Ra’s Shu’ab in Yemen at Lat 12.54, Long 53.31.

Ras Haulaf is indexed as Rhiy di-Hawlaf in Yemen at Lat 12.7, Long 54.09.

Ras Dehammeri is in Yemen at Lat 12.68, Long 54.2

Ras Radriss is probably Ras Radressa, also indexed as Rhiy di-Irisal in Yemen at Lat 12.55, Long 54.53.]


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6 February 1918

Aden to Maldive Islands

Lat 11.63, Long 58.78

7.30am: Boarded log, one blade rotator bent

9.18am: Streamed spare Cherub log

9.55am: Gunnery, seamanship, magazine, shell room & supply parties exercised

Boys seamanship & gunnery. Gunlayers & sight setters at exercise

pm: Blue watch make & mend, remainder scaling & painting ship

4.25pm: Altered course various to close on Italian SS Alberto Reeves bound from Colombo to Perim. Exchanged signals

Number on sick list 2


[SS Alberto Reeves was probably “Alberto Treves”, 3838 tons, built in 1900 by N Oderi & Co, Genoa. She was torpedoed in Oct 1918.]


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7 February 1918

Aden to Maldive Islands

Lat 10.57, Long 63.65

pm: Hands make & mend

Lost overboard by accident: Patt 4 Bags Coal tarred 1cwt, 2 in number

Number on sick list 2


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8 February 1918

Aden to Maldive Islands

Lat 9.38, Long 68.58

9.00am: Control parties exercised

9.40am: General Quarters

10.20am: Secure, training classes to instruction, remainder of hands as required

2.10pm: Training classes at instruction, White watch make & mend, remainder as required

Number on sick list 5


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9 February 1918

to Maldive Islands

Lat 8.32, Long 73.0

8.45am: Sighted Minikoi Light House bearing S80E

10.35am: Arrived off White Beacon

10.50am: Whaler left ship for shore in charge of Commander

1.30pm: Whaler returned

1.35pm: Half ahead

2.45pm: Stopped engines, Minikoi Light House bearing North, 2½ miles

4.08pm: Sighted steamer bearing ESE, half ahead

4.27pm: Stop, sent boat away

5.27pm: Boat returned after boarding Japanese SS Ide Maru bound from Kobe to Port Said

11.40pm: Minikoi Light House N1W, distance 6 miles, half ahead

Number on sick list 6


[SS Ide Maru, 4014 tons, was built in 1889 as “Ameer” by Harland & Wolff, Belfast, for the Brocklebank Line. She was renamed for the first time in 1906 and sold to Japanese owners in 1911. Sometime between then & 1919 when she was sold to Hong Kong owners she was renamed “Ide Maru”. She was scrapped in 1923 as the US flagged “Faco Figueras”.]


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10 February 1918

Maldive Islands

Lat 6.75, Long 73.18

9.30am: Divine Service

10.45am: N end Kelai Island abeam, distance 3½ miles

11.18am: S end Filadu Island abeam, distance 2½ miles

Noon: Courses and speed requisite to anchorage

12.50pm: Anchored

2.20pm: Anchor aweigh

2.30pm: S end Noliwang Faro abeam

4.15pm: Fivaku Island abeam, distance 1’

4.24pm: Nalandu Island abeam

4.38pm: Milandu Island abeam

5.05pm: Anchored

5.15pm: Captain landed in whaler

5.50pm: Whaler returned

8.00pm: Night defence stations, hand stationed at masthead lookout till dark

Number on sick list 5


[Kelai Island is part of the Maldives at Lat 6.95, Long 73.22.

Filadu Island is part of the Maldives at Lat 6.90, Long 73.24.

Noliwang Faro is probably the island indexed as Nolhivaranfaru, part of the Maldives at Lat 6.70, Long 73.12.

Fivaku Island is part of the Maldives at Lat 6.35, Long 73.18.

Nalandu Island is part of the Maldives at Lat 6.32, Long 73.2.

Milandu Island is part of the Maldives at Lat 6.28, Long 73.22.]


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11 February 1918

Maldive Islands

Lat 5.4, Long 73.3

1.48am: Anchor aweigh

8.24am: Arrived off Naifaru Island

8.30am: Whaler made for shore with Commander

9.35am: Whaler returned, proceeded

11.10am: Katafuri Island abeam

11.40am: Anchored

Anchor bearings: Gay-ma-ma N13E, Kunda S8½E, Burro furi S37½W,

Noon: Steam cutter with whaler in tow left ship in charge of Commander

4.00pm: Steam cutter with whaler returned

4.10pm: Anchor aweigh

4.28pm: Kundi-Furi abeam

4.35pm: Roon Gili abeam

4.50pm: Katafuri abeam

6.40pm: Kanifuri abeam, distance 4 miles

Number on sick list 5


[Naifaru Island is part of the Maldives at Lat 5.44, Long 73.37.

Katafuri Island was probably Kanifuri Island which is part of the Maldives at Lat 5.37, Long 73.32.

Gaymana is an island in the Maldives at Lat 5.55, Long 72.85.

Burrofuri is an island in the Maldives at Lat 5.52, Long 72.93.

Kundi-furi was probably Kundafuri Island which is part of the Maldives at Lat 5.52, Long 72.95.

Roon Gili is probably Roongili which is part of the Maldives at Lat 5.5, Long 72.97.]


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12 February 1918

Male, Maldives

Lat 4.17, Long 73.5

8.16am: Arrived off Male pier

Sultan's secretary boarded on arrival

8.45am: Whaler sent away for sand

9.15am: Whaler returned

4.30pm: Hands wash clothes

Number on sick list 4


[Male is the capital of the Maldives. The city is the most densely populated on earth.]


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13 February 1918

Maldives

Lat 3.43, Long 73.09

7.30am: Anchor up

7.47am: E end Male bearing N

8.04am: Wadu Island abeam

8.09am: Vilas Island

8.19am: Bolifuri abeam

9.39am: Warigili abeam, distance 4¼ miles

1.22pm: Anchored

Anchor bearings: N end Feartu N77E, W end Nipafuri N1E

1.45pm: Commander left ship in whaler

2.30pm: Whaler returned and hoisted

Number on sick list 5


[Wadu is an island in the Maldives at Lat 4.12, Long 73.43.

Vilas is an island in the Maldives at Lat 4.12, Long 73.43.

Bolifuri is an island in the Maldives at Lat 4.1, Long 73.38.

Warigili is an island in the Maldives at Lat 3.95. Long 73.33.

Feartu is an island in the Maldives at Lat 3.23, Long 73.03.

Nipafuri is an island in the Maldives at Lat 3.27, Long 73.03.]


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14 February 1918

Maldive Islands

Lat 2.83, Long 73.59

5.40am: Anchor aweigh

6.00am: Feartu Island abeam

8.18am: Tuvaru abeam

8.55am: Kureli abeam, distance 2½’

9.40am: Gunnery training class passing out

11.06am: Arrived off Mulaku

11.20am: Whaler left in charge of Commander

11.28am: Whaler returned

2.20pm: Mudufuri abeam

2.30pm: Altered course through Guradu Channel

2.40pm: Stop, whaler left ship for shore with Commander

3.17pm: Whaler returned

3.21pm: Hoisted boat & proceeded

3.25pm: Guradu Island abeam

5.28pm: W end Isdu abeam

Number on sick list 5


[Tuvaru is an island in the Maldives at Lat 2.9, Long 73.37.

Kureli is an island in the Maldives at Lat 2.78, Long 73.35.

Mulaku Atoll is indexed as Meemu Atholhu in the Maldives at Lat 2.78, Long 73.35.

Mudufuri is in the Maldives at Lat 2.37, Long 73.37.

Guradu Island is in the Maldives at Lat 2.33, Long 73.32.

Isdu is an island in the Maldives at Lat 2.1, Long 73.58.]


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15 February 1918

Maldives

Lat 1.42, Long 73.27

9.15am: Entered Hitadu Channel

9.22am: Stop. Arrival Hitadu, engines [as] requisite off island

9.25am: Whaler left with Commander

9.58am: Whaler returned

10.04am: Half ahead

pm: Blue watch make & mend

4.18pm: Havaru Island abeam, stop, engines as requisite lying off island

4.26pm: Whaler left ship with Commander

5.15pm: Whaler returned, proceeded

7.26pm: Mafuri Island abeam

Number on sick list 5


[Hitadu may be indexed as Hitadhoo, an island in the Maldives at Lat -0.6, Long 73.08.

Havaru may also be indexed as Havaru Tinadu & is an island in the Maldives at Lat 0.52, Long 72.95.

There are several Maldive islands called Mafuri. I think this one is at Lat 0.83, Long 73.12.]


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16 February 1918

Maldives to Colombo

Lat 2.83, Long 75.05

9.00am: Deck watch stopped while winding

Number on sick list 5


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17 February 1918

Maldives to Colombo

Lat 5.37, Long 77.75

10.00am: Divine Service

Lost overboard by accident: Patt 4 Bags coal tarred 1cwt, 5 in number

Number on sick list 4


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18 February 1918

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

7.39am: Arrived Fairway Buoy, stopped

8.35am: Channel signalled clear

8.41am: Entered channel

9.48am: Pilot Mr Martin boarded

10.55am: Finished mooring to No 1 Berth, Colombo harbour, tug “Goliath” assisting.

Officer of Guard boarded

11.00am: Hands taking in stores from lighter, HMS Venus in harbour

One Engine Room Artificer joined ship

2.30pm: Three ratings rejoined ship from hospital

4.00pm: Coal lighters came alongside, all stores aboard

5.00pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch till 7am, remainder of hands clearing deck of stores

Number on sick list 4

Elapsed time: Aden to Colombo 14 days, 17 hours, 38 minutes. Steaming time 11 days, 13 hours 1 minute. Stoppage 3 days, 4 hours, 1 minute, Total distance 3050.6 miles. Average speed 10.99 knots


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19 February 1918

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

5.40am: Gunner’s party running back Y2 6" gun

6.45am: Commenced coaling

9.00am: By time ball "A" chronometer 12 secs fast, "B" and "C" both correct after 48 days

pm: Gunner’s party running back X2 6” gun

No leave

5.15pm: One marine joined ship from General Service Office

10.00pm: Finished coaling, 870 tons, hands sweeping down

10.30pm: Piped down

Number on sick list 3


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20 February 1918

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship after coaling

9.30am: One marine discharged to General Service Office

11.30am: Spread awnings and dried up upper decks

1.30pm: Five ratings sent to dental hospital for treatment

3.20pm: Hands as required, gunners party running back Y1 6" gun

4.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st of White watches

Number on sick list 3


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21 February 1918

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

5.40am: Hands scrub & wash decks, gunner’s party working at Y1 6” gun

9.30am: Training classes at instruction, gunner’s party running back X1 6” gun

Spread quarter deck awnings & side screens, remainder of hands as required

11.25am: Officer of Guard boarded Japanese cruiser “Satzuma” on arrival

1.30pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch till 7am, Boys till 6pm, remainder make & mend

Number on sick list 2


[“Satsuma”, 19,683 ton battleship was launched in 1906 by the Yokosuka Naval Arsenal. She was decommissioned in 1923 then sunk as a target ship in 1924.]


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22 February 1918

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.45am: Rigging diving gear in boat

7.00am: Water boat alongside

8.15am: Divers monthly practice, 2 divers medically fit, 1 unfit

9.00am: Japanese Officer of Guard boarded

10.10am: Captain boarded Japanese cruiser "Satzuma"

10.20am: Hands scrubbing deck cloths, bos’n’s party turning 2nd cutter’s falls end for end

1.30pm: One rating discharged to hospital

2.00pm: Gunnery training class at instruction, diving party at work, remainder of hands holystoning upper deck & as required

Number on sick list -5


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23 February 1918

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

7.15am: Water boat alongside

8.55am: Hands spreading side screens

1.30pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd of White till 7am

6.10pm: Liberty Boys returned

Number on sick list 3

Lost overboard by accident: Patt 4 bags coal tarred 1 cwt, 4 in no


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24 February 1918

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

7.25am: Landed Wesleyans

7.45am: Hands spread side screens

8.35am: Roman Catholic church party landed

10.05am: Divine Service

10.40am: Church parties returned from shore

4.18pm: Anchor aweigh

4.52pm: Entered swept channel

Number on sick list 4


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25 February 1918

At sea

Lat 8.02, Long 76.4

7.40am: Guns’ crews to loader

9.00am: Control parties at exercise

9.40am: Exercised ‘Prepare for towing’

10.50am: Secure & return gear

11.40am: Spread quarter deck awning

2.10pm: Hands oiling wires & as required

Number on sick list 2


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26 February 1918

At sea

Lat 11.84, Long 74.62

7.40am: Guns’ crews to loaders

9.00am: Control parties at practice

10.05am: Sighted “Lhassa”

Noon: HMS Lhassa keeping station astern

2.00pm: Sighted HMS Bee ahead

2.21pm: Stop and requisite

2.25pm: Cutter sent to “Lhassa” for stores

2.52pm: Cutter returned, “Lhassa” proceeded, “Bee” arrived, sent bread to “Bee”

3.13pm: Cutter returned & hoisted

Number on sick list 1


[“Lhasa”, 2171 tons, was built in 1904 by William Denny & Bros, Dumbarton ,for the British India Steam Navigation Co. She was in Naval service 1917-19 and sold for scrap in 1925.

HMS Bee, 645 ton gunboat, was launched in 1915 by the Ailsa Ship Building Co. She served in the East during the latter part of the war and then in China until she was scrapped in 1939. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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27 February 1918

At sea

Lat 8.57, Long 76.18

Lost overboard by accident: Patt 4 bags coal tarred 1 cwt, 5 in no

7.40am: Guns’ crews to loader

9.00am: Control parties at exercise

Noon: “Bee” stationed astern

pm: Blue watch make & mend, hands as required, Boys to school

Number on sick list 1


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28 February 1918

to Colombo

Lat 6.99, Long 79.73

7.40am: Guns’ crews to loader

9.00am: Control parties at exercise

11.30am: Colombo Light Vessel abeam

12.26pm: Stop & as requisite picking up pilot

1.33pm: Finished mooring, tug “Goliath” assisting

HM Ships Venus & Encounter in harbour

1.45pm: Coal lighters alongside

2.15pm: Commenced coaling, HMS Bee moored alongside

2.45pm: Leave to watchkeepers

3.15pm: Water lighter alongside

7.10pm: Finished coaling, received 280 tons coal

Number on sick list 2


[HMS Encounter, 5970 ton cruiser, was launched in 1902 at Devonport Dockyard. She was transferred to the Australia station in 1912 and permanently transferred in 1919. She became a submarine depot ship in 1923 and wasrenamed HMAS Penguin. She was decommissioned in 1929 then scuttled in 1932.]


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1918


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1 March 1918

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

5.25am: Hands employed cleaning ship after coaling

7.00am: Water boat came alongside

8.40am: Hands spread side screens

11.00am: Clean guns

1.00pm: Paid monthly money

4.30pm: Five ratings discharged to military hospital

5.45pm: Received ice chest from "Venus"

Number on sick list 2


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2 March 1918

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

7.00am: Water boat came alongside

Noon: Make & mend, leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch

2.30pm: 1st part White watch getting in stores & cleaning whaler of sand

3.00pm: 5 ratings returned from hospital

6.10pm: Liberty Boys returned

7.10pm: One rating returned from detention quarters

Number on sick list 3


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3 March 1918

Colombo to Penang

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

7.30am: Landed Wesleyans

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

9.45am: Divine Service

11.00am: Passengers, accompanied by French Consul, boarded

11.10am: Church parties returned

12.15pm: Anchor catted

12.25pm: One rating joined from HMS Venus, slipped from buoy, half ahead

12.50pm: HMS Bee took station astern

1.50pm: Colombo Light Vessel abeam

2.55pm: Colombo Light House abeam

5.38pm: Barberyn Light House abeam

9.30pm: [Point de] Galle Light House bearing N58E

10.40pm: Met HMS Doris 2 miles S

10.48pm: Galle Light House abeam

11.06pm: Dondra Head Light bearing N76E

Number on sick list 4


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4 March 1918

Colombo to Penang

Lat 5.83, Long 82.22

4.00am: HMS Bee 3 cables astern

10.00am: Hauled out on "Bee's" port beam to practice "time on aim"

Training classes at instruction, Boys physical drill

Noon: Piped ‘Clean hammocks to be slung tonight’

pm: White watch make & mend

1.50pm: Met two steamers steering West

2.10pm: Training classes at instruction, remainder as required

Number on sick list 5


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5 March 1918

Colombo to Penang

Lat 5.98, Long 85.87

5.40am: Hands scrub & wash decks, physical exercise & guns’ crews to loader

9.10am: Control parties at exercise

am: Forward ammunition supply party exercised, training classes at instruction, remainder of hands as requisite

pm: Boys to school, remainder of hands as required

4.00pm: "Bee" 3 cables astern

Number on sick list 3


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6 March 1918

Colombo to Penang

Lat 5.9, Long 89.35

4.00am: "Bee" 3 cables astern

7.40am: Guns’ crews to loader, quarters, clean guns

9.10am: Control parties at exercise

9.40am: Training classes at instruction, remainder of hands as required

2.00pm: Red watch make & mend, Gunner’s & Bos’n’s parties carried on, remainder as required

Number on sick list 3


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7 March 1918

Colombo to Penang

Lat 5.9, Long 92.95

pm: Hands make & mend

11.54pm: Willemstoren Light bearing S65E

Number on sick list 6


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8 March 1918

Colombo to Penang

Lat 5.85, Long 96.38

3.54am: Willemstoren Light abeam, distance 14 miles

5.30am: Ujong Tapa Gaza abeam, distance 3 miles

7.00am: Stopped engines, 1st cutter sent to "Bee" with bread

7.10am: Proceeded

Number on sick list 4


[Ujung Tapagaja is off the coast of Sumatra at Lat 5.9, Long 95.31.]


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9 March 1918

to Penang

Lat 5.52, Long 100.29

11.05am: Muka Headland abeam, about 1½ miles

11.43am: Sighted Fairway Buoy N80E

12.08pm: Rat Island abeam

12.35pm: Anchored

1.20pm: Officer of Guard boarded, HMS Bee alongside

“Cadmus”, “Fame” & Japanese destroyer in harbour

4.00pm: Five ratings discharged to “Cadmus” & 2 cases medical stores sent to same ship

4.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watches

8.50pm: Liberty men returned

Number on sick list 4


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10 March 1918

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

6.00am: Hands preparing for coaling, landed French minister's luggage, HMS Bee cast off

6.45am: Coal lighters came alongside

7.45am: French minister & party disembarked

8.00am: Commenced coaling, Blue watch detailed for coaling

9.00am: 3 warrant telegraphists discharged to "Cadmus" & 1 Chinese steward to "Bee" at 6am

9.30am: One marine joined ship from "Cadmus"

10.20am: Officer of Guard boarded Japanese Torpedo Boat Destroyer

10.40am: “Fame” sailed

12.30pm: White watch coal ship

1.50pm: HMS Cadmus & Bee sailed

3.25pm: Finished coaling, 300 tons

Under 4 hours sailing orders

3.30pm: Hands employed cleaning ship

5.30pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd White watches

9.40pm: Liberty men returned

Number on sick list 3


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11 March 1918

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

5.00am: Hands air bedding

9.30am: Inspection of bedding

11.35am: Quarters, clean guns

2.10pm: Bos’n’s party turning sailing pinnace’s fall, Gunner’s party cleaning out magazines

4.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watches

8.30pm: Liberty men returned

Number on sick list 2


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12 March 1918

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

Under 4 hours sailing orders

7.40am: Coal lighters came alongside

7.55am: Commenced coaling

12.20pm: Finished coaling, 100 tons

Number on sick list 4


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13 March 1918

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

5.45am: Landed Boys for drill

7.30am: Boys returned

10.45am: HMS City of London arrived

2.10pm: Gunnery training class at instruction, Boys to school, remainder as required

2.40pm: HMS City of London sailed

Number on sick list 4


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14 March 1918

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

6.00am: Hands scrub & wash decks, landed ordinary seamen for drill

7.30am: Ordinary seamen returned

8.00am: Quarters, clean guns

9.40am: Exercised after supply parties, training classes at instruction, Boys school & general instruction, remainder of hands as required

Water boat came alongside

12.30pm: Hands make & mend

2.00pm: Boys leave till 6pm

5.15pm: Japanese TBD sailed

Number on sick list 3


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15 March 1918

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

5.45am: Ordinary seamen landed for drill

7.30am: Ordinary seamen returned

10.00am: Training classes at instruction, Boys to school, remainder as required

11.55am: Water boat came alongside

2.00pm: Seamanship, gunnery & torpedo classes at instruction, Boys at school, remainder of hands as required

4.30pm: Hands wash clothes

4.45pm: Japanese light cruiser arrived, Officer of Guard boarded

6.05pm: Japanese officer boarded

Number on sick list 2

Still on 4 hours notice for steam


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16 March 1918

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

7.30am: Japanese TBD arrived

10.40am: Captains of Japanese warships boarded

11.00am: Water boat came alongside

2.00pm: Leave to Boys till 6pm

Leave rota continues

Number on sick list 2


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17 March 1918

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

7.45am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

8.50am: Water boat alongside

9.20am: Church party returned

10.00am: Divine Service

2.00pm: Liberty Boys landed

4.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watches till 8.30pm

Number on sick list 2


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18 March 1918

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

9.25am: Seamanship, gunnery & training classes at instruction, Boys physical drill & school

2.10pm: Seamanship, gunnery & training classes at instruction, Boys physical drill & school

4.30pm: Leave rota continues

Number on sick list 2

Ship remains at 4 hours sailing orders


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19 March 1918

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

Commenced summer timetable

6.15am: Japanese TBD sailed

am: Seamanship, gunnery & torpedo classes at instruction, Boys to school, remainder cleaning mess decks

pm: Hands make & mend

2.45pm: Water tank alongside

Number on sick list 1


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20 March 1918

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

5.30am: Blue & 2nd part White watch landed for drill

7.10am: Landing party returned

8.05am: Clean guns

8.35am: Boys to school, training classes at instruction

9.40am: Bos’n’s party fitting boom gear

10.30am: Water tank came alongside

pm: Hands make & mend

Number on sick list 2


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21 March 1918

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

5.30am: Red & 1st part White watch landed for company drill

7.10am: Landing party returned

8.30am: Training classes at instruction & passing for higher rating, Boys at school

12.15pm: Water tank came alongside

pm: Hands make & mend

5.00pm: Officer of Guard boarded Japanese TBD on arrival

6.00pm: Japanese TBD officer boarded

Number on sick list 2


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22 March 1918

Penang to Colombo

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

6.20am: Landed rifle team

8.30am: Training classes at instruction, remainder cleaning mess decks

9.10am: Water tank came alongside

9.35am: Hands hoisting boats & preparing for sea

11.30am: Starboard anchor weighed & catted, rifle team returned

12.02pm: Anchor aweigh, slow ahead

12.30pm: Rat Island bearing West

1.30pm: Muka Head Light House N76E

4.00pm: Read warrant no 9

7.28pm: Pulo Perak abeam, distance 7¼’

Number on sick list 2


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23 March 1918

Penang to Colombo

Lat 5.91, Long 95.5

12.35pm: Ujong Tapa Gaya Light House abeam, distance 3 miles

1.13pm: West end Pulo Weh abeam, distance 2½ miles

2.00pm: Willemstoren Light House abeam, distance 12¼ miles

Number on sick list 8


[Pulo Weh is probably the Indonesian island often indexed as Sabang at Lat 5.89, Long 95.32.]


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24 March 1918

Penang to Colombo

Lat 5.95, Long 89.91

Number on sick list 9


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25 March 1918

Penang to Colombo

Lat 5.95, Long 84.52

7.40am: Guns crews to loader

9.00am: Control parties exercised

9.40am: Training classes at instruction, remainder as required

pm: Hands as required, Boys to school

Number on sick list 13


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26 March 1918

Penang to Colombo

Lat 6.18, Long 79.82

1.45am: Sighted Great Basses Light bearing N41W

2.49am: Great Basses Light abeam, distance 13’

3.20am: Sighted Hambantota Light bearing N58W

7.22am: Dondra Head abeam, distance 5⅓ miles

9.10am: [Point de ]Galle Light House abeam, distance 12 miles

9.40am: Training classes to instruction, Boys to school

12.53pm: Barberyn Light House abeam, distance 15½ miles

4.17pm: Colombo Light Vessel abeam

5.20pm: Stopped to embark pilot (pilot Mr Drew)

5.45pm: Anchored, assisted in turning by tug “Goliath”

6.00pm: Officer of Guard boarded, “Venus” in harbour

6.30pm: Water tank came alongside

6.35pm: Coal lighters alongside

7.00pm: 10 ratings joined from “Venus”

8.00pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch till 7am

Number on sick list 11

Passage Penang to Colombo 4 days, 6 hours, 50 minutes; distance 1312 miles; average speed 12.76


[Hambantota Lighthouse is in Sri Lanka at Lat 6.12, Long 81.13.]


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27 March 1918

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

5.30am: HMS Encounter arrived

6.30am: Commenced coaling

7.30am: Water tank came alongside

9.30am: One rating joined ship, 8 hands returning furniture to shore

11.15am: One rating discharged to "Venus"

1.50pm: Finished coaling, 450 tons

One marine discharged to hospital

4.30pm: Landed guard & liberty men

8.40pm: HMS Suva arrived

9.30pm: Chief stoker discharged to transport "Tofua"

Number on sick list 8


[SS Tofua, 4395 tons, was built in 1908 by William Denny & Bros, Dumbarton, for the United Steamship Company of New Zealand. She was scrapped in 1934.]


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28 March 1918

Colombo to Trincomali

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

5.55am: Read warrants no 11 & 10

6.00am: Escort & 2 prisoners left ship

8.30am: Two Petty Officers sent to “Venus” for Warrant Officers exam

9.30am: Landed one case of cordite for testing, 1 carpenter's crew sent to “Venus” for joiner's exam

11.50am: Water tank came alongside

pm: Training classes at instruction

2.40pm: One rating joined ship from hospital

4.08pm: Anchor up, slipped from buoy

5.57pm: Colombo Light Vessel abeam

10.05pm: Barberyn Light abeam, distance 15 miles

Number on sick list 4


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29 March 1918

Colombo to Trincomali

Lat 6.05, Long 81.54

3.23am: [Point de] Galle Light abeam

3.55am: Sighted Dondra Head Light N60E

5.31am: Dondra Light abeam, distance 12’

9.20am: Hambantota Light House abeam

10.10am: Divine Service

10.40am: Piped down

12.17pm: Great Basses Light House abeam, distance 8 miles

2.30pm: Little Basses Light House abeam, distance 6½’

11.00pm: Batticaloa Light abeam, distance 12 miles


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30 March 1918

To Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

3.30am: Sighted Foul Point Light N57W

4.40am: Foul Point Light, distance 9 miles

6.16am: Chapel Island abeam

6.24am: Elephant Island abeam

6.37am: Rounded York Shoal buoy

6.43am: Anchored

6.45am: Hands spreading awning & cleaning ship

1.30pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch

2.15pm: Surgeon Nylin, sick berth steward & 5 patients discharged to hospital

6.15pm: Liberty Boys returned

8.15pm: Liberty men & Kandy escort returned

Number on sick list 6

Passage Colombo to Trincomali 1 day 14 hours 21 minutes. Total distance 384. Average speed 10 knots


[Chapel Island is off the coast of Sri Lanka at Lat 8.53, Long 81.25.]


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31 March 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

7.00am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

7.30am: Landed Wesleyan church party

9.05am: Roman Catholic church party returned

9.15am: Wesleyan church party returned

10.10am: Divine Service

1.00pm: One rating discharged to hospital

4.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watch

6.15pm: Boys returned

8.30pm: Liberty men returned

Number on sick list 3


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1918


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[These are cover pages, blank & a list of meteorological instruments.]


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1 April 1918

Rounding Elephant Island Trincomali

Lat 8.54, Long 81.23

5.42am: Anchor up, half ahead

5.51am: Little Sober Island abeam

5.58am: Elephant Island abeam

6.10am: Capel [Chapel?] Island abeam

6.33am: Foul Point abeam, distance 1¾’

7.20am: Dropped target

7.30am: Opened fire, .303 aiming at 1000 yards to 1400

10.30am: Ceased firing

10.40am: Hoisted target, half ahead

11.33am: Foul Point abeam, distance 2 miles

11.54am: Chapel Island abeam

12.19pm: Anchored

1.00pm: Paid quarterly money

4.30pm: Leave rota continues

8.30pm: 1 rating joined ship from hospital

Number on sick list 2


[Little Sober Island is off the coast of Sri Lanka at Lat 8.54, Long 81.22.]


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2 April 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

5.39am: Anchor up, half ahead

5.48am: Little Sober Island

5.55am: Elephant Island

6.04am: Chapel Island

6.28am: Foul Point abeam, distance 1¾’

7.18am: Dropped target

9.26am: Carried out 1" aiming

9.58am: Cease fire

10.17am: Target hoisted

10.50am: Foul Point abeam, distance 2’

11.14am: Chapel Island abeam

11.20am: Elephant Island abeam

11.39am: Anchored

1.00pm: Hands make & mend

2.30pm: Three ratings discharged to hospital

5.30pm: Commander sent to hospital

8.00pm: Captain joined ship

Number on sick list 4


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3 April 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

5.47am: Anchor up. Slow ahead target in tow

6.04am: Ostenburg Point

6.10am: Elephant Island buoy

6.20am: Chapel Island abeam

7.25am: Slipped target

7.55am: Commenced firing with 3 pdr and 6" sub calibre

9.27am: Ceased firing

9.41am: Target alongside

10.26am: Foul Point abeam, distance 2’

10.51am: Chapel Island

10.58am: Elephant Island abeam

11.09am: Ostenburg Point

11.21am: Anchored

12.30pm: Make & mend

2.45pm: One rating discharged to hospital

4.30pm: Leave rota continues

Number on sick list 2


[Ostenburg Point, sometimes Ostenberg Point, is in Sri Lanka at Lat 8.54, Long 81.22.]


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4 April 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.55, Long 81.29

5.43am: Anchor aweigh

5.56am: Ostenberg Point abeam

6.01am: Elephant Island abeam

6.12am: Chapel Island abeam

6.37am: Foul Point abeam

7.30am: Stopped, slipped target, sent away 2nd cutter with Navigating Officer & rake party

7.35am: Carried out Officer of Quarters firing, followed by Battle practice, two runs of each from Port and Starboard batteries, connected conning tower steering gear

10.35am: Ceased firing

10.45am: Connected bridge steering gear, stopped, secured target & hoisted boat

11.57am: Foul Point abeam, distance 3 miles

12.17pm: Chapel Island abeam

12.24pm: Elephant Island abeam

12.35pm: Stop, transferred target to steam pinnace to be towed to dockyard

12.53pm: Anchored

1.05pm: Hands dinner & make & mend

6.50pm: Searchlight crews of Blue watch exercised

Number on sick list 3


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5 April 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

5.30am: Party landed for route march

6.45am: Coal lighters alongside

7.55am: Landing party returned

8.05am: Commenced coaling

Acting seaman gunners at instruction, C class Boys at school, remainder of hands spreading side screens & as required

1.00pm: Landed Bos’n’s & Carpenter’s party to repair target

2.00pm: One artificer & 1 Chief Petty Officer discharged to hospital

2.45pm: One CPO, 1 Able seaman & 1 stoker returned from hospital

3.00pm: Finished coaling, hands cleaning ship

4.15pm: Quarters, clean guns

6.50pm: Searchlight crews of Red watch exercised

Number on sick list 4


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6 April 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

5.25am: Saturday routine, Bos’n’s & Carpenter’s party landed to repair target

pm: Hands make & mend

2.30pm: One rating joined ship from hospital

7.30pm: Searchlight crews of White watch exercised

Number on sick list 3


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7 April 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

7.15am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

7.30am: Landed Wesleyans

8.00am: RC church party returned

9.45am: Wesleyans returned

9.50am: Divine Service

10.45am: Communion Service

11.00am: Two ratings discharged to hospital

Number on sick list 3


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8 April 1918

Anchored in Dutch Bay, Trincomali

Lat 8.57, Long 81.25

5.47am: Anchor up

5.55am: Ostenberg Point abeam

6.10am: Chapel Island

6.30am: Lowered whaler and cutter

6.34am: Slipped target & carried out torpedo running

9.14am: Finished torpedo running & commenced firing exercise - 1" aiming

9.28am: Slipped target & commenced firing

10.30am Ceased firing

10.35am: Target alongside

10.57am: Anchored

1.00pm: Sale of deceased Engine Room Artificer’s effects

Hands make & mend

7.00pm: Steam cutter with target in tow left ship

7.10pm: Recalled steam cutter, being unable to make progress

8.00pm: Hoisted boats & target and preparing for sea

9.07pm: Anchor up

Number on sick list 1


[The deceased was William A Wiltshire, 271689, who died 19 Jan 1918 of illness in Singapore. He is buried in Kranji Cemetery, grave reference 37.E.12.]


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9 April 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

6.25am: Stopped in Back Bay Lowered 1st cutter and whaler

6.37am: Slipped target & proceeded with torpedo running

6.59am: Fired starboard torpedo

7.00am: Fired stern torpedo

7.08am: Lowered 2nd cutter & picked up stern tube torpedo

7.38am: Picked up starboard torpedo, proceeded to harbour to lower steam cutter

8.00am: Lowered steam cutter of Chapel Rock & returned to Back Bay

8.30am: Fired port torpedo

9.13am: 1st cutter, whaler, torpedo & target hoisted, proceeded & carried out firing (night) exercise with 12pdrs

9.38am: Dropped target, commenced fire

10.10am: Ceased fire & picked up target

10.45am: Chapel Rock abeam

11.01am: Ostenberg Point

11.09am: Anchored

12.45pm: Three ratings returned from hospital

1.45pm: One Leading Stoker discharged to hospital

5.00pm: Anchor up

5.14pm: Turned around & proceeded with target in tow

5.25pm: Ostenberg Point

6.12pm: Foul Point abeam, 2’

7.18pm: Slipped target

7.30pm: Opened fire, carried out night-firing

8.52pm: Ceased fire

9.12pm: Secured target, slow ahead

Number on sick list 3


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10 April 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

3.45am: Turned round

5.48am: Foul Point abeam, distance 2½’

6.25am: Elephant Island

6.45am: Steam cutter left for dockyard with target in tow, proceeded off Round Island & adjusted compasses

8.46am: Finished adjusting & swinging ship, proceeded for harbour

9.11am: Ostenberg Point

9.21am: Anchored

4.00pm: Quarters, hands returned ammunition

4.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watch

6.00pm: Coal lighters came alongside

8.20pm: Liberty men returned

Number on sick list 2


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11 April 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

5.30am: Landed Blue & White watches for route march, Boys & seaman gunners at rifle drill

6.15am: Commenced coaling

8.00am: Landing party returned

10.00am: Training classes at instruction, 2nd cutter’s crew & Boys in barge exercised in boat sailing

2.40pm: One rating joined ship from hospital

3.45pm: Hands cleaning mess & upper decks

5.00pm: Finished coaling, 106 tons

5.40pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White watches till 7.30pm

7.40pm: Liberty men returned

8.15pm: Concert held on Quarter Deck

11.00pm: Piped down

Number on sick list 3


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12 April 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

7.30am: Landed 4 Carpenter’s crew at RN Canteen for repair work

11.40am: Carpenter’s party returned

12.45pm: Sale of marine deserter's effects

2.00pm: Two ratings discharged to hospital

4.30pm: Leave rota continues

Number on sick list 6


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13 April 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

5.30am: Boys & marines landed

5.35am: Dockyard party landed

8.20am: Dockyard party returned

9.10am: Leading seaman & 5 hands to dockyard

9.35am: C class Boys at school

10.30am: Boys physical drill

Noon: Hands make & mend

2.00pm: Leading seaman & 14 hands sent to dockyard to clean mining launch

Boys in charge of Chaplain to Sober Island for swimming

Number on sick list 3


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14 April 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

7.00am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

7.25am: Landed Wesleyan church party

5 carpenter ratings to dockyard

9.45am: Divine Service

RC church party returned

9.50am: Wesleyans returned

Number on sick list 2


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15 April 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

5.30am: 6 hands & leading seaman to dockyard painting launch

5.40am: All boats away rowing, remainder at physical drill

6.30am: Boats returned

9.20am: Away all boats’ crews sailing, remainder of hands clean mess decks & flats

12.30pm: Dockyard party returned having completed work

2.30pm: Three ratings rejoined from hospital

4.10pm: Detailed 6 hands to get up ammunition

5.00pm: Received 4 barrels of beer from RN Canteen

Number on sick list 4


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16 April 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

5.30am: Man & arm steam cutter, sailing pinnace & 1st cutter & left ship for firing practice

16 hands with ship steward re-stowing stores, remainder of hands spread side screens & scrub upper deck

7.00am: 12 hands with diver rigging gear

7.30am: Firing party returned

7.40am: Boats unarmed

8.30am: Divers cleaning underwater fittings

9.30am: Boys physical drill, C class at school, remainder as required

11.45am: Hoisted 1st & 2nd cutter & barge & secured same for sea

12.20pm: Piped down

2.30pm: Staff Surgeon, Sick Berth Steward & 8 patients returned from hospital

8.45pm: Hoisted sailing pinnace & skiff & secured same for sea

9.40pm: Drew fires in steam cutter, hoisted & secured same

Number on sick list 4


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17 April 1918

Trincomali to Colombo

Lat 7.65, Long 81.96

4.30am: Hands preparing for sea, hoisted whaler

5.10am: Anchor up, slow ahead

5.25am: Ostenberg Point

5.41am: Chapel Rock

5.56am: Foul Point abeam, distance 2 miles

10.00am: Acting seaman gunners, acting seaman torpedo men, Boys at instruction, remainder scrub canvas gear

7.02pm: Little Basses abeam, distance 8’

8.50pm: Great Basses abeam, distance 8½’

11.21pm: Hambantota Light abeam

Number on sick list 7


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18 April 1918

Trincomali to Colombo

Lat 7.15, Long 82.04

12.25am: Sighted Dondra Head Light bearing N75W

2.10am: Increased to 100 revs, turned round & proceeded to assistance of hired transport “Eugenia” 10’ S Batticaloa

6.15am: Sighted Great Basses Light House bearing N14E

6.39am: Increased to 115 revs

8.20am: Little Basses abeam, distance 5½ miles

1.40pm: Wreck N84~ [off edge of scan]

2.14pm: Anchored

Anchor bearings: Friar’s Hood S66W, Kadaragala S83W, Easterly point of N coast N31W

Position of wreck: 7° 34¾’N, 81° 48¼’E, 13 miles South of Batticaloa

2.20pm: Captain left ship in steam cutter, whaler in tow, for wreck

3.15pm: Captain returned

3.48pm: Anchor up

11.15pm: Little Basses Light abeam, distance 6 miles

Number on sick list 7


[SS Eugenia, 2069 tons, was built in 1881 as “Zenobia” by Thomas Turnbull & Son, Whitby. She was sold & renamed “Evgeniya” in 1910 then sold to the British Government in 1918. She ran aground on 16th April.]


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19 April 1918

to Colombo

Lat 6.35, Long 79.75

1.08am: Great Basses Light abeam, distance 3 miles

3.06am: Hambantota Light abeam, distance 6½’

3.40am: Met tug “Goliath” ordered her to return to Colombo

6.14am: Dondra Head abeam, distance 5¾’

8.09am: Point de Galle abeam, distance 12 miles

am: Hands detailed for provisioning ship then classes at instruction, Boys at physical & small arm drill, remainder of hands preparing ship for provisioning

3.45pm: Colombo Light Vessel abeam

4.48pm: Pilot Mr Appleton boarded

5.24pm: Anchored

5.30pm: Officer of Guard boarded, HMS Venus & Suva in harbour

6.20pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White watches

9.10pm: 2 lighters came alongside with stores

11.00pm: Stoker libertymen returned

Number on sick list 11


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20 April 1918

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

12.30am: Tug “Goliath” arrived

5.30am: Hands provisioning ship

6.30am: Liberty men returned

9.00am: Hands taking in stores

9.15am: Mr. Eke, Chief Carpenter &1 stoker discharged to hospital

1.40pm: One stoker returned from hospital, boats hoisted

3.00pm: Stations, finis[hed] stores, heave away

4.30pm: Colombo Light Vessel abeam

Number on sick list 7


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21 April 1918

At sea

Lat 7.9, Long 77.45

5.32am: Sighted Muttum Point Light abeam, distance 9 miles

7.25am: Sighted HMS Gnat

8.15am: “Gnat” took station astern

9.45am: Divine Service

10.20am: Muttum Point Light House abeam, distance 10 miles

Number on sick list 9


[Muttom Point Lighthouse is in Tamil Nardu, India at Lat 8.12, Long 77.32.

HMS Gnat was probably the river gunboat of 645 tons, built in 1915 by Lobnitz, Renfrew. She served in the Mesopotamian Campaign but later transferred to the China station. In WW2 she was converted to a mine sweeper and transferred to the Mediterranean where she was torpedoed in 1940. She was then towed to Alexandia and used for anti-aircraft defence. She was scrapped in 1945. Some of her China Service is available in the OW fleet logs.]


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22 April 1918

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

2.40am: Colombo Light Vessel bearing S33E

3.59am: Colombo Light Vessel abeam

5.18am: Stop to await pilot

5.40am: Pilot Mr. Martin boarded

5.56am: Anchored

6.22am: Fast in no 1 Berth, tug “Goliath” assisting into Berth

6.40am: Office of Guard boarded. Ten [?] coal lighters came alongside

7.15am: Commenced coaling

7.30am: Water tank & 1 coal lighter came alongside

11.55am: One lighter with Gunner’s stores came alongside

3.15pm: Finished coaling, 600 tons

5.00pm: GS & 4 hands returned one box 3 pdr ammunition to ordnance store

5.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watches

7.15pm: GS & party returned with 3 pdr & small arm ammunition

Number on sick list 9

Passage: 1 day 14 hours 22 mins, total distance 384 miles, average speed 10 knots


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23 April 1918

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.30am: Water tank came alongside

7.00am: Liberty men returned

7.40am: “Venus” shifted to No.6 Berth

8.30am: Dental patients landed

8.45am: One rating discharged to hospital

9.35am: Gunner’s party taking in ammunition

10.45am: Lighter with 3 cases Paymaster’s stores alongside

1.35pm: Ammunition lighter came alongside

2.00pm: Party of 15 clearing ammunition lighter, Gunner’s & Bos’n’s parties clearing ammunition lighter, remainder of hands scrubbing awnings

4.30pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White watches

Hands scrub & wash clothes

7.00pm: Heavy rain, thunder & lightning

Number on sick list 6


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24 April 1918

Colombo to Penang

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.50am: Water tank alongside

7.05am: Blue & 2nd part White watch on mess deck

7.55am: Quarters, clean guns

8.55am: 18 Ratings for "Gnat" joined ship

9.35am: C class Boys at school, remainder instruction, seamen gunners & seamen torpedomen at instruction, party mustering bags, remainder of hands as required

1.40pm: Warrant Officer telegraphist joined ship

2.30pm: First Lieutenant & torpedo gunners joined "Gnat" for passage

3.30pm: Read warrants no 12 & 13

3.40pm: Four Seedie boys discharged to "Venus" under escort & baggage of 4 absentees

4.51pm: Anchor up

6.22pm: Colombo Light Vessel abeam

10.30pm: Barberyn Light abeam, distance 14 miles

Number on sick list 7


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25 April 1918

Colombo to Penang

Lat 5.77, Long 81.67

3.24am: Point de Galle abeam, distance 2 miles

5.38am: Dondra Head Light abeam, distance 6 miles

9.40am: White watch cleaning mess deck, Boys at school, remainder of hands as requisite

Number on sick list 6


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26 April 1918

Colombo to Penang

Lat 5.82, Long 85.58

9.26am: Quarters, clean guns, 12 pdr guns’ crews to loader

9.55am: Blue watch to mess deck, acting seamen torpedomen & Boys at instruction, C class at school, remainder upper deck

Number on sick list 5


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27 April 1918

Colombo to Penang

Lat 5.95, Long 90.18

9.31am: Stop. "Gnat's" boat alongside for bread

9.35am: Half ahead

Number on sick list 4


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28 April 1918

Colombo to Penang

Lat 5.94, Long 95.25

8.30am: Heavy rain

10.00am: Divine Service

11.15am: Willemstoren Light House abeam, distance 12 miles

12.30pm: Ujong Tapa Gaya abeam, distance 2¾ miles

Number on sick list 5


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29 April 1918

to Penang

Lat 5.43, Long 100.08

6.09am: Pulo Perak abeam, distance 10½ miles

12.33pm: Muka Head abeam, distance 1 mile

1.27pm: Rat Island bearing West

1.55pm: Anchored

4.30pm: Leave to Red watch

5.50pm: Hands taking aboard canteen stores

Number on sick list 6

Passage Colombo to Penang 4 days 19 hours 3 minutes, Total distance 1316.6 miles, Average speed 11.44 knots


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30 April 1918

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

5.50am: Coal lighters alongside

6.40am: HMS Gnat cast off

6.45am: 3 army ratings left ship, commenced coaling

7.45am: Water tank alongside

11.00am: HMS Gnat anchored after taking in oil

3.40pm: HMS Gnat moored alongside

4.30pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch

4.45pm: Finished coaling, received 200 tons coal

Number on sick list 8


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[These pages are blank.]



LOGS FOR MAY 1918


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[These are cover pages, blank & a list of meteorological instruments.]


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1 May 1918

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

7.00am: Water tank alongside, liberty men returned

9.15am: Hands painting ship

10.00am: Captain boarded Japanese cruiser and TBD, discontinued painting due to rain

1.00pm: Paid monthly money

1.25pm: Officer of Guard boarded Japanese cruiser "Akashi" on arrival

3.00pm: Boys landed

4.10pm: Read warrants no 16 & 17

4.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watch

Hands rigging stages overside

6.30pm: Boys returned

Number on sick list 8


[Akashi”, 2700 ton cruiser, was launched in 1897 at the Yokosuma Naval Arsenal. She took part in both the Russo-Japanese and World Wars and was sunk as a gunnery target in 1930.]


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2 May 1918

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

5.40am: Hands painting ship

7.00am: Liberty men returned

Discharged 3 ratings from "Gnat" to Singapore hospital

8.20am: Japanese cruiser sailed

10.00am: Captain & Navigating Officer of Japanese cruiser "Akashi" boarded

pm: Leave to watchkeepers from 1.30pm

2.20pm: Japanese Officer of Guard boarded

4.30pm: Leave rota continues

10.40pm: Liberty men returned

Number on sick list 8


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3 May 1918

Penang to Colombo

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

5.50am: "Gnat" cast off & sailed

6.30am: Landed escort for two absentees

7.30am: Escort returned with absentees

9.00am: Water tank came alongside, hands painting ship

10.25am: Water tank came alongside

1.00pm: 16 ratings belonging to "Gnat" discharged to take passage to Singapore

1.46pm: Anchor aweigh, half ahead

2.58pm: Muka Head Light House bearing S39W

5.00pm: Read warrants no 18, 19, 20

9.30pm: Pulo Perak abeam, distance 12 miles

Number on sick list 9


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4 May 1918

Penang to Colombo

Lat 5.95, Long 95.85

2.19pm: Ujong Tapa Gaya abeam, distance 5½ miles

Number on sick list 11


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5 May 1918

Penang to Colombo

Lat 5.83, Long 90.98

10.00am: Divine Service

Number on sick list 12


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6 May 1918

Penang to Colombo

Lat 5.9, Long 86.38

6.00am: Training classes at instruction

9.05am: Exercised control parties

10.30am: Training classes to instruction, Boys to school

2.00pm: Acting seaman torpedoman & seaman gunner & seamanship classes at instruction, C class Boys at school

Number on sick list 12


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7 May 1918

Penang to Colombo

Lat 5.73, Long 81.57

6.30am: Acting seaman torpedoman & seaman gunner & seamanship classes at instruction, remainder physical drill

7.50am: 12 pdr guns’ crews to loader

9.05am: Control parties exercised

pm: A class Boys at instruction & all training classes

4.52pm: Dondra Head abeam, distance 9½ miles

8.30pm: [Pointe de] Galle Light bearing N57½E

11.41pm: Barberyn Light abeam, distance 16’

Number on sick list 11


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8 May 1918

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

3.15am: Colombo Light abeam, distance 15 miles

4.38am: Colombo Light Vessel abeam

6.15am: Pilot Mr Agnew boarded

6.36am: Anchored

7.15am: Officer of Guard boarded

HMS Suva in harbour

Hands spreading side screens & awnings & washing decks

Water tank came alongside

am: Training classes at instruction, boys to school, remainder as requisite

1.45pm: Warrant carpenter returned from hospital

1.50pm: 4 absentees returned from HMS Suva

2.00pm: Training classes at instruction, B class Boys at school

4.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watch

Coal lighters came alongside

Number on sick list 6

Passage 4 days 17 hours 52 minutes, Total distance 1313 miles, Average speed 11.52


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9 May 1918

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

5.30am: 3 coal lighters came alongside

5.55am: Blue watch commenced coaling

6.00am: 2 ratings discharged to [blank]

6.05am: 6 coal lighters came alongside

6.30am: Training classes at instruction

7.15am: Water tank came alongside

8.10am: 2 coal lighters came alongside

10.10am: Red watch rig diving boat

11.15am: Hospital ship "Karoola" sailed

1.00pm: Diving party left ship, working drydock casoon

1.10pm: HMS Suva left berth for dock

1.15pm: Finished coaling, 560 tons

2.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

3.45pm: Diving party returned

4.40pm: Read warrants no 21, 22

7.00pm: Boys returned from leave

Number on sick list 6


[“Karoona” was probably “Karoola”, 7390 tons, built in 1909 by Harland & Wolff, Belfast, for McIlwraith & McEachern, Melbourne. She served as a troopship & hospital ship in WW1 and was scrapped in 1937.]


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10 May 1918

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.00am: 1 Engine Room Artificer discharged to Matara wireless station

7.10am: Liberty men returned

7.25am: Water tank alongside

2.00pm: Training classes at instruction, remainder painting ship

2.30pm: Lighter with 4 cases of stores alongside

4.10pm: Read warrant no 23

4.30pm: Leave rota continues

10.30pm: 2 ratings joined ship

Number on sick list 5


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11 May 1918

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.30am: Training classes at instruction

7.05am: Liberty men returned

8.30am: Water tank alongside

8.40am: Training classes at instruction, remainder cleaning ship

1.30pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White watches

6.00pm: Lighter with 100 cases tea for Bombay came alongside

6.35pm: Boys returned from leave

Number on sick list 5


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12 May 1918

Colombo to Bombay

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

7.20am: Landed Wesleyan church party

7.45am: Stern wire parted, remoored aft

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

10.10am: Divine Service

10.20am: Roman Catholic church party returned

1 stoker returned from hospital

10.35am: Wesleyan church party returned

12.45pm: Two marines joined from GSO office

5.05pm: Anchor aweigh

Number on sick list 4


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13 May 1918

Colombo to Bombay

Lat 7.25, Long 76.77

5.44am: Hands scrubbing upper deck, training classes at instruction, A class boys to school, remainder physical drill

9.05am: Control parties exercised

9.40am: White watch mess deck, remainder stowing tea

Training class at instruction

pm: Acting seaman gunner, seaman torpedoman & seamanship classes at instruction

5.00pm: Warrant no 24 read

Number on sick list 6


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14 May 1918

Colombo to Bombay

Lat 10.8, Long 74.8

6.30am: Training classes at instruction, B class Boys at school, hands at physical drill

7.50am: 12 pdr guns’ crews at 6” loader

9.00am: Control parties exercised

10.30am: Training classes at instruction

pm: Training classes at instruction

Number on sick list 6


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15 May 1918

Colombo to Bombay

Lat 14.5, Long 72.75

6.30am: Training classes at instruction, A & B classes Boys at school

9.10am: Control parties exercised

10.30am: Training classes at instruction, A class Boys at school

2.00pm: Training classes at instruction, B class Boys to school

Number on sick list 4


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16 May 1918

Colombo to Bombay

Lat 17.68, Long 70.73

6.30am: General quarters

7.00am: Secure

9.40am: Quarters, clean guns

10.00am: Training classes at instruction, remainder as requisite, scrub deck cloths

1.00-2.00pm: Frequent soundings

Number on sick list 4


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17 May 1918

to Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

2.17am: Bombay Floating Light Vessel abeam

4.54am: Harbour Light Vessel abeam

5.52am: Sunk Rock Light abeam

6.08am: Arrived centre Troopship Buoy

7.15am: Coal lighters came alongside

8.10am: Commenced coaling

9.15am: HMS Lassa sailed [“Lhasa”]

10.15am: HMS Gallia sailed

1.30pm: 3 ratings discharged to hospital

3.10pm: Finished coaling, 280 tons

4.30pm: Dockyard party returned with stores

5.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watch

Number on sick list 5

Passage Colombo to Bombay 4 days 12 hours 38 minutes, total distance 1079, average speed 9.93


[Bombay Floating Light Vessel is off the coast of Mumbai at Lat 19.08, Long 72.88.

Sunk Rock Lighthouse is off the coast of Mumbai at Lat 18.88, Long 72.83.

HMS Gallia, 1305 tons, was built in Nantes in 1904 for civilian service. She was requisitioned and served 1917-19 based in India, then returned to civilian service & last recorded on the register in 1921.]


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18 May 1918

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

7.10am: Liberty men returned

8.30am: Dental party left ship

9.00am: Dockyard parties landed

10.50am: Water tank alongside

1.10pm: Dockyard party returned with stores

1.30pm: Landed liberty men & Boys

2.10pm: Dental party returned

6.45pm: Boys returned from leave

Number on sick list 2


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19 May 1918

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

7.30am: Landed Wesleyan & Roman Catholic church parties

8.30am: Landed Baptist church party

9.00am: RC church party returned

9.30am: Landed Presbyterians

9.45am: Divine Service

10.30am: Remainder of church parties returned

10.40am: Piped down

12.30pm: Water tank alongside

1.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watches

6.30pm: Boys returned from leave

Number on sick list 0


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20 May 1918

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

7.15am: Liberty men returned

9.05am: Water tank alongside

9.15am: Landed dockyard party

9.30am: Training classes at instruction, remainder as required

9.40am: Dental party left ship

11.50am: Lighter with stores came alongside

12.30pm: Hands taking in stores

4.30pm: Leave rota continues

Number on sick list 2


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21 May 1918

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

7.15am: Liberty men returned

9.20am: Training classes at instruction, Boys at school, remainder as required

1.30pm: Discharged two prisoners

7.50pm: Slipped from buoy

8.09pm: Sunk Rock Light abeam

8.22pm: Prongs Reef Light abeam

11.23pm: Bombay Floating Light abeam, distance 2 cables

Number on sick list 1


[Prongs Reef Lighthouse is off the coast of Mumbai at Lat 18.88, Long 72.8.]


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22 May 1918

Bombay to Karachi

Lat 19.18, Long 70.08

6.30am: Training classes at instruction

9.05am: Control parties exercised

10.30am: Training classes at instruction

10.40am: All sight setters exercised

1.26pm: Training classes at instruction

Number on sick list 5


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23 May 1918

Bombay to Karachi

Lat 22.35, Long 67.0

6.00am: Hands air bedding

6.30am: Physical drill, training class at instruction, C class boys at school

7.40am: 6” guns’ crews at loader

9.15am: Control parties at exercise

2.00pm: Training class at instruction, boys at school

Number on sick list 2


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24 May 1918

to Karachi

Lat 24.85, Long 66.97

8.00am: Stop, pilot Mr Potberry boarded

8.25am: Anchored

9.41am: Fast in no 11 Berth

2.00pm: Training classes & Boys at instruction

4.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watch

Number on sick list 4


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25 May 1918

Karachi

Lat 24.85, Long 66.97

Note in log: Sunday’s routine, see over for Saturday [Editor’s note: the forenoon activities for 25 & 26 May have been transposed in the logs. For ease of use, the entries have been recorded under the correct day.]

7.10am: Liberty men returned

8.40am: Hands cleaning ship

11.50am: Water tank alongside

1.30pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch, also Boys

Hands make & mend

4.30pm: Landed remainder liberty men

6.00pm: HMS Investigator arrived

6.10pm: Boys returned from leave

Number on sick list 5


[HMS Investigator, 1185 tons, was launched in 1907 by Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness. She was sold in 1934.]


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26 May 1918

Karachi

Lat 24.85, Long 66.97

7.00am: Liberty men returned

9.50am: Divine Service

10.40am: Piped down

1.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watch

6.15pm: Boys returned from leave

Number on sick list 5


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27 May 1918

Karachi

Lat 24.85, Long 66.97

7.30am: Coal lighters came alongside

7.45am: Commenced coaling

12.40pm: Finished coaling, 205 tons

1.00pm: Read warrant no 27

2.30pm: Water tank alongside

4.30pm: Leave rota continues

Number on sick list 4


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28 May 1918

Karachi

Lat 24.85, Long 66.97

6.50am: Scrub gun gear

1.30pm: A class Boys school

2.00pm: Training classes at instruction

2.25pm: C class Boys at school

Number on sick list 4


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29 May 1918

Karachi

Lat 24.85, Long 66.97

9.25am: Training classes at instruction, A class Boys at school, B & C physical drill, remainder as required

12.55pm: Chief Engine Room Artificer Jeffries discharged to SS Shahjehan for passage

2.00pm: Training classes at instruction, C class Boys at school

Number on sick list 6


[SS Shahjehan, 2265 tons, was built in 1905 by Charles Connell & Co, Glasgow, for the Asiatic Steam Navigation Co. She was scrapped in 1934.]


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30 May 1918

Karachi

Lat 24.85, Long 66.97

5.50am: Landed Boys & ordinary seamen for field training

7.35am: Landing party returned

8.30am: Quarters, clean guns

10.00am: Training classes at instruction, B class Boys at school, remainder of Boys at physical exercise, remainder of hands as requisite

2.00pm: Training classes at instruction, A class Boys at school

3.55pm: Water tank alongside

Number on sick list 4


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31 May 1918

Karachi

Lat 24.85, Long 66.97

5.45am: Acting seaman gunners landed for drill

7.30am: Landing party returned

9.20-9.40am: General Quarters

9.50am: Training classes at instruction, ordinary seamen under exam, C class Boys at school

2.00pm: Training classes at instruction, B class Boys at school

4.30pm: Leave rota continues

Number on sick list 5


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1 June 1918

Karachi

Lat 24.85, Long 66.97

am: Hands cleaning ship

12.25pm: Water tank came alongside

12.30pm: Paid monthly money

1.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watch, hands make & mend

Number on sick list 3


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2 June 1918

Karachi to Maskat

Lat 24.6, Long 65.9

9.45am: Divine Service

12.11pm: Slipped from buoy, slow ahead

Number on sick list 4


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3 June 1918

Karachi to Maskat

Lat 24.15, Long 63.3

6.30am: Training classes at instruction, remainder physical drill

10.30am: Training classes at instruction

2.00pm: Training classes at instruction, C class Boys at school

Number on sick list 5


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4 June 1918

Muskat

Lat 23.78, Long 59.33

3.00am: Crossed Ras as Hadd – Gwatar Bay line

6.30am: Seaman Gunner training class, C class Boys at instruction, remainder physical drill

9.05am: Control parties exercised

am: Acting seaman gunners & Boys at instruction, remainder parts of ship

1.20pm: Sighted land port bow

Training classes at instruction

4.43pm: Fisher’s Rock abeam

4.49pm: Anchored

HMS Britomart in harbour

Passage Karachi to Maskat 2 days 6 hours 08 minutes, total distance 467.6, average speed 8.64

Number on sick list 6


[Ras al Hadd is a cape in Oman at Lat 22.54, Long 59.8.

Gwatar Bay is probably Gwadar Bay in Pakistan at Lat 25.13, Long 61.63.

HMS Britomart, 710 ton gunboat, was the last large ship launched at Liverpool Docks by WH Potter & Sons in 1899 from the Queen Dock. Shipbuilding then moved across the river to Birkenhead. Britomart served in China & East Indies during WW1 and was sold in 1920. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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5 June 1918

Maskat

Lat 23.6, Long 58.59

5.40am: Ranged port cable on deck for survey

6.00am: HMS Britomart sailed to sea

9.25am: Training classes and A & C class Boys at instruction, remainder of hands on port cable

10.30am: HMS Britomart returned to harbour

4.30pm: Received one prisoner from “Britomart” for cells

5.00pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch

5.30pm: Hands striking cable below after survey & preparing for coaling

7.10pm: Liberty men returned

9.00pm: 1 6”, 1 12 pdr & search light crews closed up

Number on sick list 7


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6 June 1918

Maskat

Lat 23.6, Long 58.59

4.55am: 1st Lieutenant, Lieutenant RNR, Chief Gunner & 1 Able seaman boarded “Britomart” to assist in firing practice.

5.20am: 1 coal lighter alongside

5.35am: Water tank alongside, 1 absentee returned

5.40am: “Britomart” proceeded to sea

6.00am: Commenced coaling

6.10am: A class Boys to school, remainder physical drill

7.20am: Officer of Guard boarded transport “Tagus”

10.35am: “Britomart” returned to harbour

4.20pm: Finished coaling, 200 tons

4.40pm: Hands cleaning ship

7.00pm: Hands to clean

Number on sick list 9


[SS Tagus, 5545 tons, was built in 1899 by Robert Napier & Sons, Govan, for the Royal Mail Lines. She was used in the Boer War and briefly as a hospital ship in WW1 then as a transport. She was returned to her owners, without refurbishment in 1918, sold & renamed in 1920 & scrapped in 1925.]


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7 June 1918

Maskat

Lat 23.6, Long 58.59

7.40am: Officer of Guard boarded SS Chakla

8.40am: C class Boys at school, remainder of hands cleaning ship

10.30am: A class Boys at school

pm: Hands make & mend

6.00pm: Bathing party left ship

6.45pm: Bathing party returned

Number on sick list 9


[SS Chakla, 3081 tons, was built in 1914 by Alexander Stephen & Sons, Govan, for the British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd. She was requisitioned as an Armed Boarding Vessel in 1940 but was bombed in Tobruk Harbour in 1941.]


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8 June 1918

Maskat to sea

Lat 23.6, Long 58.59a

6.25am: Water tank came alongside

8.40am: Hands cleaning ship

10.30am: Held medical survey on 2 ratings

pm: Hands make & mend

5.16pm: Anchor aweigh, half ahead

5.21pm: Fisher’s Rock abeam

7.18pm: Ras al Khairan abeam, distance 4 miles

Number on sick list 8


[Ra’s al Khairan is a cape in Oman at Lat 23.52, Long 58.75.]


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9 June 1918

At sea

Lat 22.57, Long 59.87

9.50am: Divine Service

Number on sick list 8


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10 June 1918

at sea

Lat 22.1, Long 59.85

6.25am: C class Boys school, seaman gunners at instruction, remainder physical drill

7.00am: Scrub & wash upper deck

9.00am: Exercised control parties

am: Hands cleaning mess deck & at instruction

5.10pm: Ras al Hadd abeam

5.58pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 6


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11 June 1918

At sea

Lat 22.87, Long 59.73

12.41pm: Anchor aweigh, proceeded

6.00am: Hands air bedding

8.10am: Ras al Hadd abeam, distance 3 miles

2.00pm: Training classes at instruction, C class Boys at school

5.24pm: Sighted steamer starboard bow

5.55pm: Proceeded after signalling oil tank SS Donax

Number on sick list 7


[SS Donax, 3717 ton oil tanker, was built in 1913 by Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow, for the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd. She was scrapped in 1933.]


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12 June 1918

At sea

Lat 22.8, Long 59.7

3.08am: Sighted steamer bearing N20E

6.30am: Hands physical drill, B class Boys & training classes at instruction

7.45am: Guns’ crews at loader

am: Hands cleaning mess deck, training classes at instruction & parts of ship

2.00pm: Acting seaman gunners at instruction, A class Boys at school

Number on sick list 9


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13 June 1918

At sea, called Maskat

Lat 23.96, Long 58.88

2.30am: Starboard sea boat sent to SS Ellenga for two Engine Room Artificers

3.00am: Boat returned, half ahead

5.48am: Anchored in Maskat Cove (put in for provisioning)

8.50am: Anchor aweigh, proceeded

8.58am: Stopped to get fish from fishing fleet

9.22am: Slow ahead

am: Hands cleaning ship & at instruction

2.00pm: Acting seaman gunners & B class Boys at instruction

4.00pm: Read warrant no 29

Number on sick list 10


[SS Ellenga, 5196 tons, was bult in 1911 by Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd, Govan, for the British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd. She was used as a troopship in WW1 & scrapped in 1948.]


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14 June 1918

At sea

Lat 23.22, Long 59.96

5.10am: In company with oil tank SS Hyrcania

7.30am: Set in thick fog

am: Training classes at instruction

11.50am: Fog lifting; stopped siren

1.15pm: Sighted land port bow

2.00pm: Training classes at instruction, C class Boys at school

4.56pm: Ras al Hadd (towers) abeam, distance 5½ miles

5.00pm: Blue & Red watches sling clean hammocks

Number on sick list 12


[SS Hyrcania, 5227 ton tanker, was built in 1908 by Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Low Walker, and at this time operated by the Caspian Oil Co Ltd. She was renamed “Sanandrea” in 1932 after transferring to Italian owners. She was sunk by Allied aircraft in 1942.]


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15 June 1918

At sea, called Maskat

Lat 23.1, Long 59.32

6.30am: Exercised fire stations

6.20pm: Fisher’s Rock abeam

6.28pm: Anchored

6.30pm: Stores, mails & cattle alongside, 3 ratings joined from “Britomart”

7.25pm: All stores aboard

7.33pm: Anchor aweigh

7.46pm: Fisher’s Rock abeam

Number on sick list 9


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16 June 1918

At sea

Lat 22.77, Long 59.93

9.50am: Divine Service

Number on sick list 9


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17 June 1918

At sea

Lat 22.97, Long 59.65

6.30am: B class Boys at school, remainder physical drill

9.05am: Control parties exercised

am: Acting seaman gunners under instruction, Boys at school, remainder parts of ship

2.00pm: A class Boys at school

4.50pm: Signalled SS Sisaman from Goa to Bushire

Number on sick list 14


[SS Sisaman was “Sisiman”, 1305 tons, built in 1885 as “Norrona” by Martens, Olsen & Co, Bergen. After several changes of name & nationality she became “Sisiman” of Hong Kong in 1913. She was sold & renamed again in 1926. Finally in 1933, named “Ho An”, she collided with a Danish ship, was beached & condemned.]


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18 June 1918

At sea

Lat 22.72, Long 59.92

6.30am: C class Boys at school, remainder of hands physical drill

9.40am: Watch on mess deck, Boys at school, remainder as requisite

2.00pm: B class Boys at school

Number on sick list 12


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19 June 1918

Maskat

Lat 23.6, Long 58.59

3.25am: Signalled SS Innimicka, Maskat to Karachi

5.10am: Fisher’s Rock abeam

5.11am: Anchored

5.45am: Coal lighters alongside

7.00am: Red watch commenced coaling, water tank alongside

8.00am: White watch coal ship

10.00am: Blue watch coal ship

11.00am: 8 hands taking in stores

5.20am: Finished coaling, 310 tons

7.30am: Received 1 patient from SS Ravenrock for treatment

10.37am: Anchor aweigh, proceeded

Number on sick list 12


[SS Innimicka was “Innamincka”, 2501 tons, built in 1890 by Napier, Shanks & Bell, Old Kilpatrick, and at this time operated by the Innamincka Steamship Co, Hong Kong. She was sold & renamed “Seistan” in 1921. In 1941 she was sunk by Japanese aircraft.

SS Ravenrock,4815 tons, was built in 1903 as “Rabenfels” by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Newcastle, for a German Line. She was seized in Port Said in 1914, converted to a seaplane carrier and commissioned as “Raven II” who is part of the OW fleet. In 1917 she became a collier named “Ravenrock”. She was sold to a Japanese Line in 1924 and renamed. In 1945 she was sunk named “Kenei Maru”.]


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20 June 1918

At sea

Lat 23.62, Long 58.8

2.05am: Sighted SS Dwarka

7.45am: Fisher’s Rock abeam

7.55am: Stop, 2nd cutter left for mails & fruit

9.14am: Cutter returned

9.17am: Cutter left with Lieutenant Genge [?]

10.00am: Cutter returned & hoisted

10.06am: Half ahead

2.00pm: C class Boys at school

Number on sick list 11


[SS Dwarka, 1695 tons, was built in 1894 by A & J Inglis, Glasgow, for the British India Steam Navigation Co. She was scrapped in 1920.]


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21 June 1918

At sea

Lat 22.03, Long 59.95

3.30am: Ras al Hadd abeam, distance 15 miles

5.30am: Troopship “El Kahira” passes south [correction in log from original “Ellenga”, no record of “El Kahira” regularly carrying troops.]

am: Hands scrubbing canvas gear, training classes & Boys at instruction

1.30pm: B class boys at school

Number on sick list 14


[SS El Kahira, 2027 tons, was built in 1892 by Robert Napier & Sons, Govan, for the Khedivial Steamship Administration, Alexandria. She was sold in 1920 but laid up and in 1922 set out on what proved to be her last voyage; she foundered and was lost with all hands, some 30 men.]


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22 June 1918

At sea

Lat 22.68, Long 59.88

12.50am: Signalled troopship “Ellenga”

6.30am: B class Boys at school

10.27am: Ras al Hadd abeam, distance 10 miles

Number on sick list 12


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23 June 1918

At sea

Lat 22.64, Long 59.96

9.50am: Divine Service

Number on sick list 13


Cape Minz Light is probably Cape Monze Lighthouse often indexed as Ras Muari in Pakistan at Lat 24.83, Long 66.67.]


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27 June 1918

Karachi to Ras al Hadd

Lat 23.42, Long 62.12

6.30am: Acting seaman gunner training class & A class Boys at instruction, remainder physical drill

9.05am: Control parties exercised

9.50am: Training classes at instruction, B class Boys at school, C & A classes mustering bags

2.00pm: C class Boys at school

Number on sick list 6


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28 June 1918

At sea

Lat 21.5, Long 59.9

6.25am: Acting seaman gunners & B class Boys at instruction

1.30pm: A class Boys at school

5.40pm: Sighted transport “Abbassieh” ahead

6.10pm: Took station astern of transport

Number on sick list 7


[SS Abbassieh, 3199 tons, was built in 1889 as “Mocambique” by Scot & Co, Greenock. She was renamed “Alvarez Cabral” & “Sicilian Prince” before taking her final name in 1911. She was scrapped in 1930.]


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29 June 1918

At sea

Lat 20.08, Long 59.47

6.30pm: Sighted HMS Venus ahead

7.00pm: Handed transport “Abbassieh” over to “Venus”

Number on sick list 6


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30 June 1918

At sea

Lat 21.5, Long 59.7

9.50am: Divine Service

3.40pm: Met oil tank SS Beechleaf bound Suez

7.00pm: Ras al Hadd towers abeam, distance 6 miles

Number on sick list 5


[SS Beechleaf, 5861 ton tanker, was built in 1917 by Richardson, “E” Duck & Co, Stockton-on-Tees for the Shipping Controller. She was sold & renamed for the first time in 1921, and ended her career managed by the German Navy as “Eurofeld”. In 1944 she was scuttled in St Nazaire then raised & scrapped in 1950.]


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LOGS FOR JULY 1918


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1 July 1918

At sea - called Maskat

Lat 23.53, Long 58.83

5.20am: Met transport "Chanab"

6.25am: Acting seaman gunners at instruction, A class Boys at school, remainder physical drill

7.53am: Fisher’s Rock abeam

7.55am: Anchored

8.00am: Captain landed

9.40am: Captain returned

9.50am: Anchor aweigh, slow ahead, stop, 4 bullocks alongside

10.04am: Latter aboard

2.00pm: C class Boys at school

4.00pm: Read warrants 30, 31

Number on sick list 8


[SS Chanab was probably “Chenab”, 3549 tons, built in 1911 by Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead, for P&O Lines. She was requisitioned for most of WW1. She was renamed for the first time in 1931 and requisitioned again in 1940 under the name “Al Rawdah”. She returned to civilian service in 1946 and was scrapped in 1953.]


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2 July 1918

At sea

Lat 21.35, Long 59.65

6.30am: Acting seaman gunners at instruction, B class Boys to school, remainder physical drill

8.00am: 6” guns crews at loader (contest)

10.30am: Acting seaman gunners at instruction

1.30pm: A class Boys at school

Number on sick list 4


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3 July 1918

At sea

Lat 20.72, Long 59.5

6.30am: Acting seaman gunners at instruction, C class Boys at school, remainder physical drill

7.00am: Scrub & wash decks

9.40am: White watch clean mess decks, remainder parts of ship, C class Boys at school

1.30pm: B class Boys at school

Number on sick list 6


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4 July 1918

At sea

Lat 23.99, Long 59.08

6.25am: Acting seaman gunner training class at instruction, A class Boys at school, remainder at physical drill

8.00am: 6 pdr loader contest

2.00pm: C class Boys at school

3.40pm: Fisher’s Rock abeam

3.47pm: Anchored

4.35pm: First coal lighter & water tank alongside

8.50pm: Piped down

Number on sick list 6


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5 July 1918

Maskat

Lat 23.6, Long 58.59

4.00am: White watch cover guns & return ammunition

4.30am: Hands coal ship

6.30am: Water tank alongside

2.30pm: Water tank alongside

5.45pm: Discontinued coaling, received 325 tons, hands cleaning ship

Number on sick list 12


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6 July 1918

Maskat

Lat 23.6, Long 58.59

4.45am: Water tank alongside

6.15am: Resumed coaling, carpenter & party cleaning fresh water tank

5.30pm: Discontinued coaling, received 253 tons

6.50pm: Water tank alongside

11.00pm: Water tank alongside

Number on sick list 17


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7 July 1918

Maskat

Lat 23.6, Long 58.59

5.00am: Water tank alongside

6.15am: Resumed coaling, warrant shipwright’s party cleaning fresh water tanks

9.15am: Water tank alongside

2.30pm: Blue watch taking in bullocks (5), fodder floor & vegetables

3.00pm: Finished coaling, 222 tons

4.14pm: Anchor aweigh, slow ahead

4.25pm: Fisher’s Rock abeam

Number on sick list 30


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8 July 1918

At sea

Lat 23.18, Long 60.63

5.00pm: Paid quarterly payment

Number on sick list 53


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9 July 1918

Maskat

Lat 23.71, Long 58.83

3.24am: Stopped engines

7.30am: Half ahead

10.00am: Piped down

1.50pm: Fisher’s Rock abeam

1.54pm: Anchored

3.45pm: Water tank alongside

4.10pm: Commenced taking in stores from lighters from SS Palitana

8.15pm: Finished taking in stores. Received 3 bullocks from shore

9.35pm: Anchor aweigh

9.47pm: Fisher’s Rock abeam

Number on sick list 48


[SS Palitana, 2998 tons, was built in 1886 by A & J Inglis Ltd, Glasgow, for the British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd. She served as troopship NO.13. She was sold in 1922 but foundered on her first voyage in what is often regarded as an insurance fraud (barratry).]


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10 July 1918

At sea

Lat 22.45, Long 59.97

6.50am: Sending stores below

7.50am: Met SS Charles Tellier

9.10am: Sending provisions below

10.35am: Ras as Hadd abeam, distance 10 miles

11.00am: Lat 22° 35’N, Long 59° 52’E. John Whelan, stoker RNR, Official Number Devonport 7034S died during the administration of chloroform from heart failure

11.45am: Fog set in

12.10pm: Fog cleared

pm: Hands cleaning ship after clearing deck of stores

5.00pm: Committed the body of John Whelan, stoker RNR, to the deep, Lat 21° 46’N, Long 60° 11’E

Engines stopped during service

Number on sick list 32


[SS Charles Tellier, 1366 tons, was built in 1915 as “Boucau” by Wood, Skinner & Co for Plisson Steam Navigation Co Ltd. She was purchased by the French Government later that year & renamed. In 1917 she was operated by the Shipping Controller (London) and was wrecked in 1919.

John Wheelan RNR, stoker, service number 7034S, aged 27, was the son of John & Margaret Whelan, Upper King St, Wexford. He is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.]


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11 July 1918

At sea

Lat 19.57, Long 60.75

10.30am: A class Boys at school

2.00pm: B class Boys at school

Number on sick list 24


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12 July 1918

At sea

Lat 16.03, Long 61.78

6.25am: Acting seaman gunner training class at instruction, A class Boys at school

9.40am: White watch mess decks, remainder parts of ship, Acting SG training class at instruction, B class Boys at school

2.30pm: C class Boys at school

Number on sick list 24


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13 July 1918

At sea

Lat 12.83, Long 62.88

Number on sick list 19


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14 July 1918

At sea

Lat 11.3, Long 61.95

2.15am: Sighted HMS Doris escorting SS Kasuga Maru

2.48am: "Doris" left, convoy taking station astern, engines requisite regulating speed by convoy

11.45am: Sighted East-bound steamer on port beam

Number on sick list 18


[SS Kasuga Maru, 3797 tons, was built in 1898 by Robert Napier & Sons, Govan. She was scrapped in 1935.]


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15 July 1918

At sea

Lat 12.18, Long 58.17

9.40am: White watch on mess deck, remainder parts of ship, C class Boys at school

10.30am: Acting seaman gunner training class at instruction

2.00pm: A class Boys at school

Number on sick list 16


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16 July 1918

At sea

Lat 13.3, Long 55.33

6.25am: Acting seaman gunner training class & C class Boys at instruction

10.30am: Acting SG training class at instruction

2.00pm: B class Boys at instruction

6.40pm: Jebel Haggier (Sokotra) bearing 200°

Number on sick list 13


[Jabal Haggier is a mountain range on the island of Socotra at the entrance to the Gulf of Aden. It lies at Lat 12.57, Long 54.03.]


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17 July 1918

At sea

Lat 13.2, Long 51.02

6.30am: Acting seaman gunner training class at instruction, A class Boys at school, remainder physical drill

9.45am: Red watch on mess deck, B class Boys at school, remainder spreading awnings

10.45am: Acting SG training class at instruction

2.00pm: C class Boys at school

Number on sick list 14


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18 July 1918

At sea

Lat 12.55, Long 46.55

6.25am: Acting seaman gunner training class at instruction, B class Boys at school, remainder physical drill

6.50am: Log line and rotator lost through line carrying away (new line)

10.55am: Met SS Crosby Hall from Perim to Sunderbans

2.00pm: A class Boys at school

7.05pm: Sighted Ras Marshag bearing N48W

8.00pm: Parted company with SS Kasuga Maru

9.20pm: Stopped engines 3 miles from entrance of swept channel

Number on sick list 20


[SS Crosby Hall, 4052 tons, was built in 1903 by CS Swan & Hunter Ltd, Wallsend. She was renamed in 1926 and finally scuttled as part of Gooseberry no 3 harbour, Normandy in 1944.]


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19 July 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

5.00am: Proceed towards swept channel

5.32am: Entered swept channel

6.39am: Elephants Back Light House abeam

7.05am: Anchored

9.05am: Hands spreading side screens, turning out port ladder & cleaning ship

Sent party to "Venus" for medical survey

HMS Venus & Perth in harbour

12.30pm: Chief stoker joined from “Venus”

2.00pm: B class Boys at school

4.45pm: Discharged two ratings to hospital

5.00pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch

5.05pm: Water tank came alongside

6.00pm: Two wireless ratings discharged to "Venus"

10.00pm: Liberty men returned

Number on sick list 29

Elasped time Muskat to Aden 9 days 10 hours 18 minutes, stopped awaiting daylight off Aden 7 hours 40 minutes

Time on passage Muskat to rendezvous, thence to Aden, less stoppage 9 days 2 hours 38 minutes. Total distance 1939.6, Average speed 8.9 knots


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20 July 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

6.45am: Discharged empties into lighter

am: Hands cleaning ship, painting quarter deck

1.20pm: Two ratings discharged to Aden detention barracks

2.00pm: Water tank came alongside

5.00pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watch

6.00pm: Liberty Boys returned

10.00pm: Liberty men returned

Number on sick list 26


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21 July 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

6.50am: Roman Catholic church party landed

8.15am: RC church party returned

9.45am: Chaplain of “Venus” conducted Divine Service

10.45am: Piped down

1.30pm: Leave to watchkeepers

3.00pm: Coal lighter came alongside

5.00pm: Landed liberty men

5.15pm: Ten cot cases sent to hospital

8.00pm: Liberty Boys returned

10.00pm: Liberty men returned

Number on sick list 37


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22 July 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

5.00am: Coal lighters alongside

6.40am: Commenced coaling

7.15am: Officer of Guard boarded SS Hong Dan I

1.15pm: Finished coaling, 665 Tons

1.30pm: Leave to watch keepers

2.00pm: Hands clean ship

5.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watch

10.00pm: Liberty men returned

Number on sick list 40


[SS Hong Dan I was probably “Hong Wan I”, 3212 tons, built in 1876 by Charles Connell & Co, Glasgow, as “City of Edinburgh”. She was renamed in 1900 & sailed under that name until she stranded in 1921.]


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23 July 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

5.25am: Hands paint ship

8.00am: HMS Perth sailed

1.30pm: Leave to watchkeepers

5.00pm: Leave rota continues

8.40pm: Hospital SS Loyalty arrived

Number on sick list 47


[HMHS Loyalty, 5905 tons, was built in 1891 as RMS Empress of India by Naval Construction & Armaments Co, Barrow-in-Furness. She was sold to the Maharajah of Gwalior in 1914 and converted to a hospital ship for Indian soldiers & renamed. She was sold to civilian service after the war and scrapped in 1923.]


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24 July 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

5.40am:` Hands painting ship

7.30am: Water tank alongside

10.30am: Hospital SS Loyalty sailed

2.15pm: One Sick Berth Attendant discharged to SS Clan Ranald for passage home

5.00pm: Discharged one seaman rating to hospital

5.15pm: Four ratings joined ship from hospital

Number on sick list 48


[SS Clan Ranald, 5503 tons, was built in 1917 by Napier & Miller Ltd, Old Kilpatrick, for the Clan Line. She was requisitioned until 1919. She was sold & renamed in 1948 and scrapped in 1958.]


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25 July 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

5.40am: Hands painting ship

8.08am: HMS Odin arrived

9.35am: Stores alongside from SS Pearlmore

10.05am: Two Wireless Telegraphist ratings returned from "Venus"

Noon: Received 1 cwt fodder for sheep also 35 sheep

6.10pm: Five ratings returned from hospital

7.40pm: Military officer joined for passage

Number on sick list 46


[HMS Odin, 1070 ton sloop, was launched in 1901 by Sheerness Dockyard. She served in China & the East Indies. She was sold in 1920 & is part of the OW fleet.

SS Pearlmoor, 4119 tons, was built in 1905 by William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Pallion, for the Moor Line. She was renamed for the first time in 1920 and assumed her final identity in 1925 as “Uru”. She was scrapped in 1957.]


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26 July 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

9.50am: Hands painting ship & scrubbing deck cloths

Number on sick list 46


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27 July 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

7.15am: Received 2 cwt fodder for sheep

9.00am: Officer of Guard boarded "Colaba"

7.30pm: Officer of Guard boarded SS Jeddah

Number on sick list 40


[SS Colaba, 6019 tons, was built in 1906 by William Denny & Sons, Dumbarton, for the British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd. She was sold & renamed “Marigola” in 1927 and finally wrecked in 1941 when she stranded on 20.9.41, was further damaged by torpedoes from aircraft & HMS Urge on 22.9.41, then shelled & set on fire by HMS Utmost on 1.11.41.

SS Jeddah, 4686 tons, was built in 1895 as “Palawan” by Caird & Co, Greenock. In 1914 she was purchased by Arab Steamers Ltd, Bombay, & renamed. She was scrapped in 1924.]


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28 July 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

6.45am: Landed Roman Catholic church party, Wesleyans, Presbyterians

8.25am: Church parties returned

9.55am: Divine Service

10.00am: Water tank alongside

10.45am: Piped down

3.25pm: Four Seedie boys joined for passage

Number on sick list 38


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29 July 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

6.30am: Acting seaman gunner training class at instruction, A class Boys at school

9.10am: Small lighter with stores alongside

9.20am: Hands as required, acting SG training class at instruction, B class Boys at school

5.15pm: One stoker Petty Officer joined from hospital

Number on sick list 38


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30 July 1918

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

6.30am: Acting seaman gunner training class at instruction, B class Boys at school

Hospital SS Devanah arrived

7.10am: Lighter with stores alongside

Lost Quarter Deck jigger double block overboard

am: Hands taking in & stowing stores, acting SG training class at instruction, C class Boys school, A & B classes physical drill

2.00pm: A class Boys school

3.00pm: Lighter with stores alongside, hands taking in same

4.20pm: Finished discharging lighter

4.40pm: Lighter with stores alongside

5.10pm: Leave rota continues

5.45pm: All stores aboard

10.00pm: Liberty men aboard

Number on sick list 33


[HMHS Devanha, 8500 tons, was built in 1906 by Caird & Co, Greenock, for P&O. She was requisitioned as a troopship in 1914, converted to hospital ship in 1915 and reverted to a troopship in 1919. She was scrapped in 1928.]


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31 July 1918

Aden to Karachi

Lat 12.73, Long 45.83

5.47am: Anchor aweigh

6.43am: Elephants Back abeam

9.00am: Exercised control parties

10.30am: Acting seaman gunners training class at instruction

2.00pm: B class Boys at school

Number on sick list 34


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1918


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[These are cover pages, blank & a list of meteorological instruments.]


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1 August 1918

Aden to Karachi

Lat 14.03, Long 50.3

6.25am: A class Boys school, acting seaman gunners training class at instruction, remainder physical drill

9.00am: Control parties exercised

9.13am: Met SS City of Durham - Bombay to Suez

10.30am: Training classes at instruction, C class Boys at school, remainder as requisite

12.45pm: Paid monthly money

2.00pm: C class Boys at school

Number on sick list 31


[SS City of Durham, 5356 tons, was built in 1911 by Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow, for the Ellerman Lines. She was scrapped in 1933.]


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2 August 1918

Aden to Karachi

Lat 15.98, Long 54.58

6.25am: Training classes at instruction, remainder of hands physical drill

9.00am: Control parties exercised

9.40am: White watch clean mess decks, C class Boys at school, remainder parts of ship

2.00pm: A class Boys at school

Number on sick list 35


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3 August 1918

Aden to Karachi

Lat 18.65, Long 58.75

am: Hands cleaning ship

Number on sick list 31


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4 August 1918

Aden to Karachi

Lat 21.35, Long 62.45

Number on sick list 24


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5 August 1918

to Karachi

Lat 24.12, Long 66.23

6.25am: Acting seaman gunner & ordinary seaman training classes at instruction, C class Boys at school, remainder physical drill

9.45am: White watch clean mess deck, A class Boys at school, remainder parts of ship

6.18pm: Stop, awaiting pilot

6.50pm: Pilot Mr Cuthbert boarded

7.26pm: Anchored

8.30pm: Two Chief Engine Room Artificers, 3 stokers & 1 private joined from hospital


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6 August 1918

Karachi

Lat 24.85, Long 66.97

5.40am: Painting 1st cutter, blacking down aloft & scrubbing decks

7.30am: Water tank alongside

8.50am: Blacking down aloft, remainder of hands as requisite

Noon: Discharged bakers to shore

2.00pm: Two ratings discharged to hospital

5.00pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch

6.00pm: Coal lighters came alongside

Number on sick list 16

Passage Aden to Karachi 5 days 10 hours 20 minutes, average speed 11.43 knots, distance 1489.8


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7 August 1918

Karachi

Lat 24.85, Long 66.97

7.00am: Liberty men returned

7.45am: Commenced coaling

4.00pm: Finished coaling, received 400 tons, cleaning ship

5.00pm: Leave to Red & 1st part of White watch

Number on sick list 5


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8 August 1918

Karachi

Lat 24.85, Long 66.97

7.00am: Liberty men returned

7.30am: Water tank alongside

8.40am: Officers & party boarded SS Ravenrock to inspect defensive armament

5.00pm: Water tank alongside, leave rota continues

Number on sick list 5


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9 August 1918

Karachi

Lat 24.85, Long 66.97

9.20am: Hands cleaning ship, A class Boys at school, party rigging diving boat

10.15am: B class Boys at school

1.00pm: Diving party working at under water fittings

1.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watch till midnight

2.30pm: Diving party finished & unrigged boat

7.30pm: Boys returned from leave

8.00pm: Gunner's party inspected SS Orangemoor's gun & mounting

Midnight: Liberty men returned

Number on sick list 6


[SS Orangemoor 4134 tons, was built in 1911 by William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Pallion, for the Moor Line. She was renamed for the first time in 1920 and assumed her final name, “Brask” in 1925. She was torpedoed in 1941 with the loss of 12 men.]


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10 August 1918

Karachi

Lat 24.85, Long 66.97

am: Hands cleaning ship

5.00pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch till 10pm

Number on sick list 5


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11 August 1918

Karachi

Lat 24.85, Long 66.97

8.05am: Lighter came alongside for 12 pdrs

8.30am: Lieutenant AB Anderson RNR discharged to Bombay Depot

9.30am: Hands muster by open list

10.20am: Divine Service

11.20am: Piped down

1.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watch till 7am

6.15pm: Boys returned from leave

Number on sick list 4


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12 August 1918

Karachi

Lat 24.85, Long 66.97

5.40am: Hands dismounting 12 pdr & discharging 12 pdr ammunition

7.10am: Liberty men returned

8.30am: Seaman gunner training class at instruction, discharging 12 pdr guns & ammunition, remainder washing down

9.30am: Discharged 6 ratings to hospital for dental treatment

pm: Hands discharging 12 pdr

5.00pm: Leave rota continues

8.20pm: Lieutenant Banner RNR joined ship

Number on sick list 6


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13 August 1918

Karachi

Lat 24.85, Long 66.97

7.00am: Liberty men returned

9.20am: Boys physical drill, acting seaman gunner training class at instruction, remainder parts of ship

10.00am: Boys to school

1.15pm: Water tank alongside

Chief Armourer & party sent to SS Diyatalawa to overhaul defensive armament

2.00pm: C class Boys to school

4.00pm: Read warrants 34, 35 & 36

4.10pm: Ammunition & 12 pdr guns' lighter left ship

5.00pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watch to 11pm

Number on sick list 4


[SS Diyatalawa, 3674 tons, was built in 1913 as “Rappenfels” by Bremer Vulkan Schiffbau. She was seized by HMS Espeigle in 1914 and transferred to the Shipping Controller in London & renamed. She was sold in 1922 and renamed “Nigaristan”. In 1941 she caught fire and was abandoned by her crew.]


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14 August 1918

To sea

Lat 24.7, Long 66.88

7.45am: Lighter alongside with stores, hands discharging lighter

9.20am: One sergeant & 20 privates RMLI and 1 Petty Officer telegraphist discharged to Napier barracks

10.47am: Slipped from buoy

11.09am: Manora Point Breakwater abeam

2.00pm: A class Boys at school

4.00pm: Read Warrants 37 & 38

Number on sick list 2


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15 August 1918

Karachi to Colombo

Lat 21.43, Long 65.8

6.25am: Acting seaman gunner training class at instruction, remainder physical drill

10.30am: Acting SG training class at instruction, A class Boys at school

2.00pm: B class Boys at school

Number on sick list 3


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16 August 1918

Karachi to Colombo

Lat 18.1, Long 65.58

6.25am: Acting seaman gunner training class at instruction, A class Boys at school, remainder of hands physical drill

10.30am: Training classes at instruction

2.00pm: C class Boys at school

Number on sick list 6


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17 August 1918

Karachi to Colombo

Lat 15.25, Long 65.45

Number on sick list 6


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18 August 1918

Karachi to Colombo

Lat 12.23, Long 65.3

9.50am: Divine Service

Number on sick list 5


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19 August 1918

Karachi to Colombo

Lat 10.77, Long 64.5

6.25am: Acting seaman gunner training class at instruction, B class Boys at school, remainder of hands physical drill

7.12am: Sighted & challenged HMS Venus convoying SS Kasuga Maru

7.30am: Took convoy from "Venus"

am: Training classes at instruction

2.00pm: A class Boys at school

Number on sick list 5


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20 August 1918

Karachi to Colombo

Lat 9.23, Long 68.93

6.00am: Hands air bedding

6.25am: Acting seaman gunner training classes at instruction, C class Boys at school, remainder physical drill

am: Training classes at instruction, Boys at school

2.00pm: B class Boys to school

4.00pm: Read warrants 39, 40

Number on sick list 2


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21 August 1918

Karachi to Colombo

Lat 7.92, Long 73.42

6.25am: Acting seaman gunner training class at instruction, A class Boys school, remainder scrubbing canvas gear

9.37am: Minikoi Light House abeam, distance 10 miles

9.40am: Read Articles of War.

Met SS Cooeyanna of Glasgow, steering NW

Training classes at instruction

2.00pm: C class Boys at school

Number on sick list 2


[SS Cooeyanna, 3922 tons, was built in 1902 by R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn. At this time she was operated by the British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd. In 1923 she was sold & renamed “Tasmania” but caught fire & sank in 1924.]


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22 August 1918

to Colombo

Lat 6.77, Long 77.93

6.25am: Acting seaman gunner training class at instruction, B class Boys at school

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers, read Quarterly Return of Courts Martial

am: Training classes at instruction

2.00pm: A class Boys at school

9.07pm: Colombo Light House abeam

10.07pm: Stop, awaiting pilot

10.34pm: Boarded Pilot Mr Appleton

10.45pm: Anchored

11.30pm: Piped down

Number on sick list 3


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23 August 1918

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

Ships in harbour: HMS Doris, Sapphire, Juno, Japanese cruiser “Yakuma”

5.45am: Read warrant 42. One rating discharged to detention barracks, 2 to rest camp

6.40am: Water tank alongside

7.15am: Two ratings rejoin & 2 join ship

8.30am: Japanese Officer of Guard boarded

9.00am: One shipwright sent to "Doris" for examination for higher rating

9.45am: One rating & 2 Seedie boys joined from "Juno"

10.00am: Officer of Guard boarded Japanese cruiser

10.30am: A class Boys at school, acting seaman gunner training class at instruction

2.00pm: Rigged diving boat, Divers working at under water fittings

2.15pm: Dockyard party aboard removing 12 pdr guns' pedestals

4.30pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch till 7am

5.20pm: Lighter with engineer's stores alongside

5.50pm: Diving party finished

6.00pm: Diving boat unrigged

9.30pm: Dockyard party left ship

Number on sick list 2

Distance run since leaving Karachi 1916’, time on passage 8 days, 11 hours 34 minutes, average speed 9.41 knots


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24 August 1918

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

5.25am: Hands cleaning ship, re-rigging diving boat

6.15am: Diver working at under-water fittings

6.20am: Water tank alongside

7.20am: Liberty men returned

Dockyard party resumed unshipping guns' fittings

11.30am: Lighter alongside with canteen stores

1.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watch

3.15pm: Diver finished

6.00pm: Commander Coates transferred to "Doris" for passage

7.15pm: Latter [“Doris”] sailed

Number on sick list 1


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25 August 1918

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

7.00am: Dockyard party resumed work

7.10am: Liberty men returned

7.20am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

8.20am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

8.50am: Hands rig church

10.00am: Divine service (Lord Bishop of Colombo preached)

10.55am: Church parties returned

1.30pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch

4.30pm: Coal lighters alongside, hands preparing for coaling

6.10pm: Boys returned from leave

10.30pm: Dockyard workers left ship

Number on sick list 2


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26 August 1918

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.00am: Coaling coolies boarded

6.20am: Commenced coaling

8.00am: Dockyard workmen resumed work at 12 pdr pedestals

9.00am: Chief Armourer & crew and Gun Layer sent to SS Krasnoiarsk to inspect defensive armament

One rating from HM Sweeper No 3 attended Captain's defaulters

10.15am: Received 10 casks of ale on board

3.10pm: Finished coaling, received 650 tons

4.00pm: One stoker discharged to "Sapphire"

5.15pm: Dockyard men leave ship, leave rota continues

6.00pm: Hands discharge 12 pdr gun pedestals

6.20pm: Sent latter to "Sapphire"

9.00pm: Sent 2 cases of tobacco to "Sapphire"

Number on sick list 1


[SS Krasnoiarsk, 5812 tons, was laid down as “Pentland Range” when built in 1915 by the Northumberland Steamship Co, Howden. She was purchased by the Russian Volunteer Fleet Association, Arkhanglesk. She was taken over by the Shipping Controller in 1918, sold & renamed “Eastway” in 1923. In 1926 she sank in a hurricane with the loss of 22 out of 35 crew.]


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27 August 1918

Colombo to Trincomali

Lat 7.03, Long 79.62

7.10am: Hospital SS Marama arrived.

Read warrant no 43, prisoner sent to “Juno” ("Sapphire" sailed 6.30)

Water tank came alongside

9.48am: Anchor aweigh

11.48am: Colombo Light Vessel abeam

2.00pm: B class Boys at school

5.07pm: Barberyin Light House 66°

8.32pm: Galle Light abeam, distance 17½ miles

9.39pm: Galle Light 338°

Number on sick list 1


[HMHS Marama, 6437 tons, was built in 1907 by Caird & Co, Greenock, for the Union Steam Ship Co of New Zealand Ltd. She became a Hospital Ship from 1915-18, mainly transporting injured New Zealand troops. She was finally scrapped in 1938.]


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28 August 1918

Colombo to Trincomali

Lat 6.96, Long 82.18

12.19am: Dondra Head Light abeam, distance 5½ miles

3.15am: Hambantota Light abeam, distance 16½ miles

6.02am: Great Basses abeam, distance 8 miles

6.25am: Acting seaman gunner training class at instruction, remainder cleaning ship

7.50am: Little Basses abeam, distance 8½ miles

9.45am: B class Boys at school

10.25am: Altered course N25E for position of SS Krasnoiarsk, reported disabled

Hands preparing for towing

12.15pm: Sighted SS Krasnoiarsk, altered course N59E

1.47pm: Engines as requisite in making tow rope fast

2.10pm: Lowered 2nd cutter

2.15pm: Hoisted 2nd cutter

2.45pm: Cutter away

3.00pm: Line to steamer

3.15pm: Tow rope fast (60 fathoms of chain cable and 90 fathoms of 5" wire), slow ahead

3.35pm: Half ahead

Number on sick list 2


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29 August 1918

to Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

7.30am: Sighted Foul Point ahead

9.37am: Foul Point abeam, distance 2 miles

10.18am: Chapel Rock abeam

10.39am: Elephant Rock buoy

10.43am: Ostenberg Point

11.14am: Slipped tow rope (SS Krasnoiarsk anchored)

11.38am: Anchored

4.30pm: Leave to Blue & 2nd part White watch

7.30pm: Liberty men returned

Number on sick list 7

Distance from Colombo: 405¼, passage: 2 days, 1 hour, 23 minutes, average speed 8½ knots

Towed SS Krasnoiarsk 129 miles from 7° 11’N, 82° 24’E to China Bay, Trincomali


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30 August 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

5.30am: Landed hands for company drill

8.00am: Landing party returned

9.40am: Away boats for sailing & rowing exercise

10.45am: Boats returned, hoisted cutters, hands scrub & wash upper deck

12.10pm: Quarters, clean guns

1.00pm: Seedie boys coal ship

4.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watch

4.40pm: Seedie boys finished coaling

5.00pm: Hands wash down

7.30pm: Liberty men returned

Number on sick list 8


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31 August 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

5.25am: Saturday routine

3.00pm: Landed party for rifle range

4.30pm: Leave to Blue and 2nd of White watches

6.45pm: Boys returned from leave

7.45pm: Liberty men returned

Number on sick list 9


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1918


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[These are cover pages & a list of meteorological instruments.]


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1 September 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

6.00am: Captain & Engineer Lieutenant boarded SS Knasnoiarsk to examine broken shaft

6.30am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

7.30am: Landed Wesleyans

9.30am: Church parties returned

9.50am: Divine Service

10.50am: Piped down

4.00pm: Swimming party left ship

4.30pm: Leave to Red & 1st part White watch

5.30pm: One rating discharged to hospital

6.30pm: Liberty Boys returned

7.55pm: Liberty men returned

10.40pm: Fishing party returned

Number on sick list 10


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2 September 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

5.30am: Hands landed for route march

6.00am: Engineering party sent to "Krasnoiarsk"

7.35am: Landing party returned

9.25am: Away all boats crews for exercise

Seedie boys to coal yard to load lighter

Acting seaman gunner class passing out

10.20am: Boats returned, hoisted cutters & barge

1.00pm: Paid monthly money

3.15pm: Coal lighter alongside

4.30pm: Leave rota continues

5.30pm: One stoker rating discharged to hospital

6.00pm: "Knasnoiarsk" party returned

Number on sick list 10


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3 September 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

5.10am: Seedie boys coal ship

5.30am: Hands landed for company drill

6.00am: Engineering & shipwright parties boarded SS Knasnoiarsk

7.30am: Landing party returned

9.30am: Away all boats

10.30am: Boats returned

10.50am: B class Boys at school

12.10pm: Quarters, clean guns

2.45pm: Coal lighter alongside

3.15pm: Landed rifle team

6.40pm: Working party returned from SS Krasnoiarsk, part remained


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4 September 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

Engineering party working in "Knasnoiarsk" all night

5.10am: Lowered cutters & barge & exercises, Seedie boys coalng ship, landed marines

7.40am: Marines returned

am: B class Boys at school

9.50am: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

10.10am: Finished coal lighter, sent same to re-load at dockyard

12.10pm: Quarters, clean guns

3.15pm: Landed rifle team

6.00pm: Working party finished in "Krasnoiarsk" - all shafts on deck

9.00pm: Held concert on Quarter Deck

11.10pm: Piped down

Number on sick list 8


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5 September 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

9.30am: Away all boats

10.30am: Boats returned, barge carried away mast

10.45am: B class Boys at school, remainder overhauling boats’ gear & working parts of ship

3.20pm: Landed firing party

5.15pm: One rating sent to hospital

Number on sick list 9


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6 September 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

5.10am: Cancelled landing party - fresh wind

9.15am: Seedie boys sent to dockyard to load coal lighter

9.40am: Away all boats, B class Boys school

10.40am: Boats returned, C class Boys school

1.40pm: Boys left ship in cutter for picnic

3.00pm: Landed rifle party

6.00pm: Finished coal lighter, hands wash down

11.30pm: Sent hand to Admiralty pier in skiff with telegram


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7 September 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

12.40am: Skiff returned

3.15pm: Landed firing party

3.45pm: Landed cricket team

7.30pm: Liberty & other men returned


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8 September 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

7.15am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

7.30am: Landed Wesleyans

SS Kiousk sighted from signal station

9.25am: Church parties returned

9.30am: Naval Officer boarded SS Kiousk at Round Island. "Kiousk" anchored under Sober Island & loaded 3 pieces of shaft from lighter, assisted by Lieutenant RNR & party from "Diana" (shafting of SS Krasnoiarsk)

9.45am: Divine Service

11.45am: One rating discharged to "Kiousk" for passage

12.40pm: Party from SS Kiousk returned - "Kiousk" sailed

4.30pm: Leave rota continues

Number on sick list 6


[SS Kiousk was probably “Koursk”, 6254 tons, built in 1911 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend. She was eventually withdrawn from service in 1953.]


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9 September 1918

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

5.30am: Landing party left ship, Boys to rifle range

7.40am: Landing party returned

9.25am: C