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Edgar-class, old 1st class cruiser

Pendant Nos. A6 (1914), N.17 (9.15), N.41 (1.18). Launched 22.7.91 Earle. 7,350 tons, 387(oa), 360(pp)x60x24ft. TE 12000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 2-9.2in, 10-6in, 12-6pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 5in deck, 6in guns. 10th CS, North Atlantic until late 1914, fitted with bulges, served Mediterranean 1915-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 16.3.20 Evans, Cardiff. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Serving as a tender to HMS Wildfire at Sheerness for gunnery training in 1906, where she remained until 1912, when she joined the 3rd Fleet at Portsmouth. Commissioned in March 1913 as flagship, Vice-Admiral commanding the Queenstown Training Squadron; 10th Cruiser Squadron, August 1914-February 1915 and then rearmed and bulged for service in the Dardanelles (battle honour - Dardanelles 1915-16). Served in the Aegean in 1918 but returned to the Nore, where she paid off early in 1920. Sold March 1920 to Evans, Cardiff for breaking-up. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860-1905 and 1906-21)

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

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THE VOYAGES OF HMS ENDYMION 1913-1918
(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 DECEMBER 1913


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Establishment of Ship’s Company

Officers

26

Seaman

52

Boys

220

Marines and band

64

Engine Room establishment

58

Non executive ratings

41


Barometer

Name of maker and Number

Nepetti’s M0067A

Height of cistern above sea level

13 feet


Thermometers for air temperature

Position in ship

under after shelter deck

Whether in screen

yes


Position of standard compass

fore upper bridge


Armament

On the forecastle

9.2” B.L. V.E.P.

On the quarterdeck

9.2” B.L. V.E.P.

On the upper deck

6 - 6” Q.F. C.P.I.

On the main deck

4 - 6” Q.F. C.P.I.

On the shelter deck

7 - 6 pdr, 2- 3 pdr, 1 – 12 pdr

On the upper deck

5 – 6 pdr, 3 – 3 pdr


Torpedo Armament

1 – 18 inch submerged tubes

11 torpedoes


Boats

2 cutter, sailing, 30 feet

1 cutter, sailing, 26 feet

2 dinghy skiff, 16 feet

1 gig, 30 feet

1 gig, 28 feet

1 launch, sailing, 42 feet

1 pinnace, sailing, 36 feet

2 whalers, 27 feet

1 pinnace, steam, 56 feet

1 pinnace, steam, 40 feet


Miscellaneous

Number of tons of coal (43 cubic feet per ton)

(a). At full draught: 1236 tons


(b). With bunkers full: 1236 tons


(c). In places other than bunkers: nil

Number of tons of fuel oil carried:

nil



Quantity of water carried

(a). for boilers 95 tons


(b). for drinking 67 tons


(sgd) E. Hyde Parker

(Senior Officer of the Training Squadron. Based Queenstown. Wears Flag of Senior Officer on the Coast of Ireland.)



THE VOYAGES OF HMS ENDYMION
Operations in U.K. waters

JP map Endymion UK

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29 December 1913

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1


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30 December 1913

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

Captain on leave; log signed by Commander John L. Pearson


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31 December 1913

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

pm Mr. Albert Broom Retired Gunner joined ship for Instructional Duties



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1914


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1 January 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

pm Discharged 1 stoker to R.N.B. Devonport.


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2 January 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1


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3 January 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1


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4 January 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am Sent Church Parties to H.M.S. DEFIANCE


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5 January 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am/pm Hands employed discharging ammunition.


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6 January 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am/pm Hands employed ammunitioning ship.


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7 January 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am hands employed ammunitioning ship


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8 January 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1


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9 January 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

pm sent 1 stoker from NEMESIS to hospital


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10 January 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am 1 Stoker discharged to detention Barracks.

am Discharged. 1 Boy to R.N.B. Portsmouth



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11 January 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am Church of England party to DEFIANCE


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12 January 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am Discharged 39 Boys to depot.



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13 January 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

pm 1 Stoker P.O. and 2 stokers joined from R.N.B.


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14 January 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

pm 2 ratings joined from IMPREGNABLE

pm 1 Sergeant, R.M.L.I. joined ship


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15 January 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

pm 1 Petty Officer and 1 A.B. joined from Depot.


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16 January 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am 210 Boys joined from IMPREGNABLE

am Mr. Joseph Billing, Artificer Engineer joined ship

pm 3 privates, R.M.L.I. discharged to Depot

pm 1 E.R.A. discharged to BLAKE

pm 1 P.O., 1 Stoker P.O., 1 Leading Seaman, 4 Stokers to depot

pm 2 P.O.s, 5 Stokers, 1 Blacksmith joined ship

pm 5 ratings joined for passage


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17 January 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am 1 A.B. joined for passage

pm discharged 1 Private, R.M.L.I. each to FORTH and Depot

pm received 1 Private, R.M.L.I. each from FORTH and Depot

pm discharged 1 P.O. and 1 rating to R.N.B.

pm 2 officers’ stewards joined from R.N.B.




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18 January 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1


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19 January 1914

At Plymouth and at sea to Queenstown

Lat 50.2, Long -4.3

am Discharged 1 Rating to DEVONSHIRE

10.00 am slipped and proceeded out of harbour in charge of pilot en route to Queenstown

10.35 am dropped pilot

10.25 pm passed GRAFTON steering southeastward


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20 January 1914

At sea and at Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

7.30 am proceeded up harbour; 7.40 am anchored

9.00 am Saluted Flag Vice Admiral. 15 guns - GIBRALTAR returned same.

am discharged 4 ratings to COLLEEN

10.15 am weighed and proceeded up harbour; 11.00 am stopped and secured No. 2 Buoy Queenstown

pm Discharged 5 ratings to GIBRALTAR

pm Discharged 3 ratings to THESEUS

pm Received 2 ratings from GIBRALTAR

pm Received. 1 rating from THESEUS

pm Discharged Mr. Robert Fernie, Artificer Engineer to SIRIUS.


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21 January 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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22 January 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am Discharged. 2 Stokers to R.N. hospital.

1.45 pm EDGAR secured to buoy. Saluted Flag V.A. 15 guns ENDYMION returned same 7 guns

pm Discharged 1 Boy to R.N. Hospital


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23 January 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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24 January 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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25 January 1914


At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am 1 P.O. joined from Depot.

am Discharged 1 Ships Corporal to R.N. Hospital.


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26 January 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am Discharged 2 ratings to R.N. Hospital


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27 January 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am LIFFEY came out of Dock and secured to No. 1 Buoy.

pm Collier S.S. ELEANOR secured alongside.



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28 January 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

7.10 am commenced coaling; 1.55 pm coaling completed


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29 January 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am T.B.s proceeded

am LIFFEY proceeded

am T.B.s returned

pm LIFFEY returned and secured to buoy



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30 January 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am Discharged 1 Boy to R.N. Hospital.

pm Divers down examining under water fittings.

pm THESEUS shifted berth to No. 4 Buoy


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31 January 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1914


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1 February 1914


At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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2 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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3 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

pm 1 rating rejoined from hospital.


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4 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

pm Discharged 1 Boy from GRAFTON to R.N.B. Portsmouth


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5 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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6 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am Discharged 1 rating to R.N. hospital

pm 2 ratings joined from R.N. hospital.

pm 1 offender joined from detention barracks Cork.


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7 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am lost by accident, crutches, brass, patt 75E, one in number


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8 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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9 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am Discharged 2 Boys to R.N. hospital.

pm 1 Boy discharged to R.N.B. Chatham.


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10 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

pm lost overboard by accident, pouches, leather, MK 1, one in number


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11 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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12 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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13 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

pm 1 rating rejoined from R.N. hospital.


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14 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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15 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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16 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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17 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

pm Discharged 1 rating to ROYAL ARTHUR


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18 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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19 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am CRESCENT in and anchored in outer anchorage

12.10 pm CRESCENT shifted berth and secured to a buoy

pm T.B.s in and secured to buoys

pm 1 rating joined from CRESCENT


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20 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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21 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

pm Discharged 1 Leading Signalman to R.N.B Devonport.


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22 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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23 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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24 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

pm 2 Boys joined from R.N. Hospital


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25 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

pm T.B.s returned to moorings


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26 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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27 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

pm discharged 1 Stoker P.O. and 4 Stokers to NOTTINGHAM at Devonport


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28 February 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am THRUSH in and secured to buoy.

pm discharged one rating to NOTTINGHAM



LOGS FOR MARCH 1914


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1 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am 1 E.R.A., 1 Stoker P.O., and 4 Stokers joined from R.N.B. Devonport


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2 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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3 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am party to Dockyard to load provision lighter


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4 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

pm heat of Clinton Baker race against ROYAL ARTHUR


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5 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

pm Discharged. 2 Stokers and 1 Boy to R.N. Hospital


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6 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am Boys pulling in heat CRESCENT for Clinton Baker Cup.

pm GRAFTON arrived and anchored in outer Anchorage.


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7 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am GRAFTON shifted berth to No. 4 Buoy

pm Medical O.O.G. onboard to attend Private Willey R.M.L.I.


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8 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am Holy Communion administered by His Grace the Bishop of Cork.

am Confirmation Service held by His Grace the Bishop of Cork.

am 1 Shipwright joined from INDUS

pm lost overboard by accident: Brooms, Base, Patt. No. 457, one in number


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9 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am Boys Pulled race for Bosauquet Cup.

pm GRAFTON shifted berth to Spencer jetty


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10 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am Pulled final of Clinton Baker Cup. ENDYMION versus THESEUS - ENDYMION won


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11 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am Discharged 1 private, R.M.L.I. to RN Hospital

pm GIBRALTAR, ROYAL ARTHUR, HAWKE slipped and proceeded to outer anchorage

pm 1 Private, R.M.L.I. joined from GIBRALTAR


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12 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am GIBRALTAR, ROYAL ARTHUR, HAWKE proceeded to sea

9.30 am Sent party to GIBRALTAR to remove three patients to R.N. Hospital

(From log of GIBRALTAR, no indication of type or extent of injury)

10.30 am GIBRALTAR proceeded


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13 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

pm Leave to party of Boys winning racing boats crew. Taken to entertainment at Cork


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14 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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15 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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16 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

pm 1 offender joined from THRUSH awaiting detention.

pm Discharged. 9 stokers & 1 Leading Carpenter crewman to THESEUS.

pm 9 Stokers joined from THESEUS.


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17 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

7.40 am THESEUS came out of basin to No 2 buoy


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18 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am 1 Marine from COLLEEN on board for instruction

pm 1 Boy joined from R.N. Hospital


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19 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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20 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am Discharged. 1 rating to R.N. hospital.

pm 1 Stoker & 2 Boys joined from R.N. Hospital.


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21 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am Discharged 1 Stoker to R.N. Hospital



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22 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am 1 Stoker P.O. joined from R.N.B. Devonport

pm 1 sea: P.O. brought onboard sick from shore belonging COLLEEN


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23 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am discharged 1 sea: P.O. to COLLEEN

am discharged 1 sea: P.O. from T.B. 055 to R.N. Hospital



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24 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

10.45 am collier ILSTON in and secured alongside CRESCENT

pm 1 P.O. left for THESEUS

pm 1 E.R.A. & 1 Boy left for GIBRALTAR

pm 1 Boy joined from R.N. Hospital

10.35 pm ILSTON secured alongside


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25 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

6.20 am commenced coaling; 1.40 pm completed with coal

8.10 am GIBRALTAR and ROYAL ARTHUR in and Anchored in Roads

8.20 am coal lighter alongside collier for surplus

10.20 am GIBRALTAR shifted to No. 3 Buoy

pm Discharged. 1 E.R.A. 1 Gunners Mate and ROYAL ARTHUR

pm 1 Stoker, 1 Private, R.M.L.I. joined from R.N. Hospital

3.30 pm ROYAL ARTHUR shifted berth to No. 7 Buoy

5.15 pm ILSTON slipped and proceeded

pm lost by accident, sacks, coal, 4 in number



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26 March 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

1.35 pm Transfered Flag to GIBRALTAR

1.35 pm Slipped and Moved to Outer Man O’ War Anchorage; EDGAR and CRESCENT in company

1.55 pm moored in Outer Man O’ War Anchorage

5.11 pm weighed and proceeded out of harbour for Rothesay; EDGAR and CRESCENT in company


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27 March 1914

En route Queenstown to Rothesay

Lat 53.3, Long -5.5

6.00 pm sighted HMS ATTENTION, steering southward


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28 March 1914

En route Queenstown to Rothesay

Lat 55.85, Long -5.05

06:13 am Moored at Rothesay


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29 March 1914

At Rothesay

Lat 55.85, Long -5.05


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30 March 1914


At Rothesay and at sea

Lat 55.6, Long -5.0

8.55 am weighed and proceeded out of harbour, EDGAR and CRESCENT in company

am CRESCENT parted company

10.36 am carried out rifle aiming practice at towed target with EDGAR

4.45 pm stopped and hauled in targets

5.05 pm proceeded in Lamlash; 5.35 pm moored in harbour

6.05 pm CRESCENT arrived and moored


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31 March 1914

Lamlash

Lat 55.53, Long -5.1

8.45 am CRESCENT proceeded

8.45 am ENDYMION proceeded; EDGAR in company

am rifle firing at towed target

1.30 pm BONETTA and submarines on port bow proceeding into Ardrossan

2.00 pm CRESCENT parted company for Greenock to discharge one invalid at infirmary

4.27 pm hauled in targets; proceeded to Lamlash

5.40 pm moored at Lamlash

11.38 pm CRESCENT arrived and anchored



LOGS FOR APRIL 1914


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1 April 1914

At Lamlash

Lat 55.53, Long -5.1

9.00 am weighed and proceeded into Brodick Bay; carried out torpedo practice. One torpedo at each tube at towed target

am EDGAR arrived

Noon stopped

1.00 pm CRESCENT proceeded into harbour

4.15 pm ENDYMION anchored at Lamlash

5.00 pm EDGAR in and anchored


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2 April 1914

At Lamlash

Lat 55.53, Long -5.1


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3 April 1914

At Lamlash

Lat 55.53, Long -5.1

am EDGAR and CRESCENT in company, weighed and proceeded for Fairlie, carrying out rifle aiming practice en route.

9.40 am dropped target; 11.30 am stopped and hauled in target

1.35 pm stopped and came to off Fairlie


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4 April 1914

At Fairlie

Lat 55.76, Long -4.88

am divers cleaning auxiliary inlet



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5 April 1914

At Fairlie

Lat 55.76, Long -4.88

am Royal Catholic Service on board, party from EDGAR attending


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6 April 1914

At Fairlie and at sea to Queenstown

Lat 54.0, Long -5.0

5.30 am weighed and proceeded en route to Queenstown

5.15 pm exchanged signals with French Cruiser LAVOISIER


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7 April 1914

At sea and at Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

11.10 am came to in outer anchorage Queenstown

am ROYAL ARTHUR (Flag) and GRAFTON in harbour

2.50 pm weighed and proceeded to Number 2 Buoy

3.15 pm stopped and secured to Number 2 Buoy; Broke flag of Vice Admiral

pm one rating to R.N. hospital



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8 April 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

pm one rating joined from R.N. Hospital

pm discharged one rating to COLLEEN


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9 April 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

pm discharged one defaulter to Cork detention barracks


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10 April 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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11 April 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am THRUSH in and secured to buoy

am discharged 1 Boy to R.N. Hospital

am sent fire engines and party to coal hulk at Ahada



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12 April 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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13 April 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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14 April 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

pm one stoker discharged to detention barracks, Cork


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15 April 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

pm discharged five ratings to ROYAL ARTHUR


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16 April 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am ROYAL ARTHUR slipped and proceeded


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17 April 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

11.15 am ZEALANDIA in at Anchor in outer anchorage

pm ZEALANDIA weighed and proceeded


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18 April 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

pm two ratings joined from Cork Detention Barracks



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19 April 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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20 April 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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21 April 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am CRESCENT broke flag of Vice Admiral R.H. Stokes and saluted Flag of Vice Admiral Sir Charles Coke, Senior Officer on the Coast of Ireland, 15 guns, ENDYMION returned same

pm 1 A.B. Seaman and 1 boy rejoined from R.N. Hospital

pm 1 Boy of HAWKE and 1 Boy of GIBRALTAR joined from R.N. Hospital

pm NEPTUNE in anchor in outer anchorage

pm NEPTUNE proceeded

7.12 pm sunset. Hauled down Flag of Vice Admiral Sir Charles Coke


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22 April 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am broke flag of Vice Admiral R.H. Stokes

10.30 am THESEUS anchored in outer anchorage. Saluted Flag 15 guns. ENDYMION returned same

3.45 pm THESEUS shifted berth to Buoy No. 8

pm 3 ratings joined from THESEUS


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23 April 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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24 April 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

7.17 pm struck Flag on death of Vice Admiral Robert H. S. Stokes


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25 April 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

pm 1 P.O. and 1 Writer 3c discharged to CRESCENT


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26 April 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

8.30 am HAWKE in and secured at No. 9 Buoy

5.47 pm IRON DUKE (Flag C in C, Admiral Sir George A. Callaghan, GCVO, KCB) and VANGUARD anchored in Outer Anchorage

pm OAK in and secured to No. 1 Buoy


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27 April 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

8.00 am Saluted Flag of C in C 17 guns - IRON DUKE returned same

12.45 pm Landed funeral party for funeral of late Vice-Admiral Stokes

2.10 pm hoisted Vice Admiral Flag. Fired 15 guns and half masted Colours

2.25 pm Fort Westmoreland fired 15 guns

2.55 pm Fired salute 15 guns. 3.00 pm hoisted colours; Hauled down Vice Admiral Flag

4.50 pm IRON DUKE, VANGUARD, OAK proceeded


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28 April 1914

At Queenstown and at sea

Lat 51.8, Long -7.6

6.15 am slipped and proceeded out of harbour; EDGAR in company

8.45 am stopped and put over targets for aiming rifle practices

3.08 pm stopped and hauled in targets

3.50 pm stopped and secured in Man O’ War Anchorage


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29 April 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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30 April 1914

At Queenstown and at sea

Lat 51.7, Long -8.1

7.10 am slipped and proceeded out of harbour. EDGAR in company towing target for gun layers test

4.46 pm completed practice

5.45 pm secured at Queenstown

6.05 pm EDGAR in and anchored

pm took over targets from EDGAR



LOGS FOR MAY 1914


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1 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

6.47 am weighed and proceeded with targets for EDGAR. EDGAR in company

am Abandoned practice on account of weather

8.45 am secured at Queenstown

10.10 am THRUSH proceeded

pm Captain Hill, R.M.L.I. and one Private, R.M.L.I. discharged to THESEUS

pm discharged 1 Stoker P.O. and 1 Stoker to GRAFTON


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2 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.5, Long -7.8

am discharging targets and gear to EDGAR

8.55 am weighed and proceeded for Plymouth


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3 May 1914

En route Queenstown to Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

8.00 am secured in “L” berth in Plymouth Sound

am also in Plymouth Sound CARNARVON (Flag) and LONDON

pm discharged 2 Boys and Stoker 2c to GIBRALTAR


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4 May 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am discharged 84 Boys to R.N.B. Devonport and 4 to R.N.B. Chatham

pm discharged two parties of R.M.L.I. to R.M. Depot Stonehouse

pm 4 Stokers 2c, 2 Officers’ Stewards, and 2 parties of R.M.L.I. from R.N.B. and R.M. Depot

pm 1 Officers’ Steward joined ship from R.N.B.

pm discharged 3 Stokers to R.N.B.



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5 May 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.0, Long -4.9

am French torpedo boat arrived and proceeded up Hamoaze

7.50 am DORIS arrived and anchored

8.00 am weighed and proceeded out of harbour for Queenstown



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6 May 1914

At sea and at Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

7.15 am stopped and secured to No. 4 Buoy, Queenstown

am in Queenstown harbour: EDGAR, THESEUS, GRAFTON, CRESCENT, THETIS, ANDROMACHE, and HAWKE

8.00 am dressed ship with Masthead Flags in Honour of Anniversary of Accession of H.M. The King

am discharged one Officers’ Steward to COLLEEN

am Captain Hill, R.M.L.I., and 1 Private, R.M.L.I. joined from THESEUS

am Fired Royal Salute of 21 Guns

12.50 pm tug STORMCOCK alongside

1.20 pm Commander Ernest Lacey (Commander Dockyard Haulbowline) took charge and ship slipped. Proceeded along Spencer Jetty. 1.40 pm stopped and secured alongside

pm 2 ratings joined from THESEUS

pm 1 rating discharged to R.N. Hospital

4.20 pm ANDROMACHE proceeded

pm EDGAR in and secured to No. 3 Buoy

6.24 pm CRESCENT in and secured to No. 2 Buoy



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7 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

8.50 am THETIS slipped and proceeded

8.37 am CRESCENT slipped and proceeded.

9.50 am EDGAR slipped and proceeded, also T.B. 050

12.40 pm slipped and proceeded into dock



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8 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

7.55 am started pumping out dock.

9.45 am ship took the blocks

am discharged 1 Boy to R.N. Hospital


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9 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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10 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am Church of England party to Dockyard Chapel



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11 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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12 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am 30 boys and 1 P.O. to GRAFTON to coal ship

pm discharged 1 Stoker to Detention Barracks, Cork

pm HMS NAIAD arrived and secured to No. 1 buoy at 2.15

3.00 pm discharged Lieutenant Commander Harrison To THESEUS

3.15 pm coaling party returned

5.00 pm THESEUS and HAWKE proceeded

5.10 pm LATONA and APOLLO entered harbour

5.50 pm IPHEGENIA arrived and secured


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13 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

10.40 am Discharged one rating to Hospital


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14 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

pm EDGAR shifted from No. 2 Buoy to No. 6 Buoy


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15 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

6.15 am RESEARCH entered harbour; LATONA, APOLLO, and IPHEGINIA left harbour

7.45 am GRAFTON secured to No. 2 Buoy

am RESEARCH secured alongside Dockyard

am Discharged 1 A.B. to Hospital

2.05 pm 1 rating joined from hospital

pm CRESCENT arrived and secured alongside No. 3 Buoy


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16 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am RESEARCH sailed

am NAIAD sailed

pm GRAFTON sailed


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17 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am GIBRALTAR secured to No. 2 Buoy

pm EDGAR sailed

pm 1 E.R.A. joined ship from EDGAR


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18 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am discharged 1 boy to hospital


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19 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am hoisted Flag of Vice Admiral Coke; GIBRALTAR saluted with 15 guns, CRESCENT returned salute with 7 guns.

am GIBRALTAR and CRESCENT proceeded out of harbour to carry out CRESCENT’s gun layers’ test

pm 1 A.B. joined from hospital

pm Assistant Clerk Duncan Forbes joined ship

pm CRESCENT secured to No. 6 Buoy

pm GIBRALTAR secured to No. 2 Buoy



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20 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

pm discharged 2 ratings to detention

pm discharged 1 E.R.A. to EDGAR



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21 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am HINDUSTAN secured to No. 4 Buoy

pm 1 rating joined from detention


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22 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am discharged 1 rating to hospital

am HINDUSTAN slipped and proceeded


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23 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

pm Discharged 1 Marine to hospital


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24 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am HINDUSTAN arrived and anchored in Roads

am discharged 1 boy to hospital

pm boys away at a picnic


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25 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am T.B. Flotilla proceeded

pm 1 boy joined from hospital

pm HAWKE and THESEUS arrived and secured at Buoys 7 and 8



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26 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am ROYAL ARTHUR secured to No. 9 Buoy

am DEVONSHIRE anchored in Roads

am DEVONSHIRE proceeded

am Dressed ship with Masthead Flags in honour of H.M. Queen's birthday

pm flooded drydock

pm sent two divers to GIBRALTAR

pm undocked and secured alongside Basin Wall


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27 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am FALMOUTH and DIAMOND secured to No. 4 and 3 Buoys


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28 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

9:15 am CORNWALL in & anchored in outer anchorage

am discharged one private, R.M.L.I. to R.N. hospital

am HINDUSTAN proceeded

pm discharged one offender to Detention Barracks, Cork

pm discharged stoker 2c to shore

pm one stoker joined from R.N. Hospital

4.15 pm DIAMOND proceeded

4.25 pm FALMOUTH proceeded

7.45 pm CORNWALL shifted to No. 4 Buoy


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29 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am SKIPJACK and GOSSAMER in, secured to No. 1 and No. 3 Buoys

pm 1 rating rejoined from R.N. Hospital

3.15 pm Rear Admiral Training Squadron on board. Inspected ship and Divisions

pm one offender rejoined ship from Detention Barracks, Cork


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30 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am 1 signal rating loaned to GIBRALTAR


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31 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am THRUSH in and secured to Buoy



LOGS FOR JUNE 1914


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1 June 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am EDGAR and HAWKE to outer anchorage

9.35 am GOSSAMER and SKIPJACK proceeded


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2 June 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

7.45 am THESEUS and HAWKE proceeded

pm THESEUS and HAWKE in and anchored

pm 1 Boy returned from R.N. Hospital

pm 1 Stoker 2c returned from detention barracks, Cork

pm 1 signalman returned from GIBRALTAR

pm CORNWALL proceeded


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3 June 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am THESEUS and HAWKE proceeded

am Dressed Masthead Flags in honour of anniversary of birthday H.M. The King

am 1 Boy to R.N. Hospital

pm THESEUS in & anchored


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4 June 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am THESEUS and HAWKE proceeded

pm THESEUS and HAWKE and secured to No 7 & 8 buoys


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5 June 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am SKIPJACK and GOSSAMER in and secured to No 1 & 3 Buoys

pm CRESCENT slipped and proceeded



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6 June 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am JASON and LEDA in and secured to buoys

am exam held on board of 1 Leading Seaman from ROYAL ARTHUR for rank of gunner


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7 June 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am Church of England party to Dockyard Church


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8 June 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am ROYAL ARTHUR proceeded

am GOSSAMER and SKIPJACK proceeded

am GIBRALTAR and ROYAL ARTHUR proceeded

am ROYAL ARTHUR in and anchored

1.40 pm half masted colours

1.45 pm GIBRALTAR in & anchored and LEDA and JASON proceeded

2.45 pm rehoisted colours


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9 June 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

8.05 am ROYAL ARTHUR proceeded

8.40 am GIBRALTAR proceeded

am discharged one Stoker and 1 Private, R.M.L.I. to hospital

am HAWKE shifted berth to alongside Spencer Jetty

pm GIBRALTAR and ROYAL ARTHUR in and anchored

pm 1 boy joined from R.N. Hospital


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10 June 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am GIBRALTAR shifted berth to No. 2 buoy

pm HAWKE shifted berth into basin

pm 1 offender rejoined from Cork Detention Barracks


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11 June 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am GIBRALTAR and ROYAL ARTHUR proceeded

pm ROYAL ARTHUR in and anchored

pm GIBRALTAR in and anchored


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12 June 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am GIBRALTAR and ROYAL ARTHUR proceeded

am GIBRALTAR in & secured to No. 2 buoy

am ROYAL ARTHUR in and anchored

pm ROYAL ARTHUR shifted berths to No. 6 buoy

pm broke flag of Vice Admiral


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13 June 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am FORESIGHT and FORWARD in and secured to No. 3 & 8 buoys

pm 1 P.O., R.F.R., and 1 writer discharged to GIBRALTAR


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14 June 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25


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15 June 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

8.30 am Unbasined & secured alongside Spencer Jetty

9.15 am FORESIGHT and FORWARD proceeded

am carried a small trial of main engines alongside

10.15 am Shifted to No .4 buoy

12.10 om S.S. TROSTAN, collier, secured alongside

12.45 pm commenced coaling; 11.00 pm coaling completed


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Two scans containing compass deviation data

Commanding Captain E. Hyde Parker

Navigating Officer Arthur B.St John



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16 June 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

am S.S. TROSTAN shipped & proceeded to GIBRALTAR

am Swung ship to ascertain deviation of Compasses

pm THRUSH slipped and proceeded

pm T.B. Flotilla proceeded


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17 June 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.25

12.05 am Flotilla in and secured to buoys

pm discharged 1 P.O. Telegraphist to ROYAL ARTHUR

pm 1 Private, R.M.L.I. rejoined from hospital

pm 1 rating joined from GIBRALTAR for passage; 1 rating joined from COLLEEN for passage; 1 rating joined from HAWKE for passage


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18 June 1914

At Queenstown and at sea to Plymouth

Lat 51.3, Long -7.5

7.35 am slipped and proceeded to sea for Plymouth


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19 June 1914

At sea and at Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

6.05 am stopped and secured to “U” berth at Plymouth

Am discharged 4 ratings to R.N.B.

pm Mr.Ernest Williams, Boatswain, joined ship

pm Mr. John Rainey, Gunner, discharged to LEANDER

pm KING EDWARD VII, Flag.V.A., in & passed up Hamoaze


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20 June 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

2.15 am SUCCESS in and anchored

am SUCCESS proceeded up harbour

am COLLINGWOOD in and secured to buoy

8.20 am ANDROMACHE in and anchored

1.30 pm ANDROMACHE proceeded to sea

2.30 pm COLLINGWOOD proceeded up harbour


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21 June 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1


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22 June 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am Dressed Ship Rainbow fashion in honour of official Birthday of H.M. The King

am Manned ship & fired Royal Salute 21 guns

pm THETIS in and anchored


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23 June 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am THETIS proceeded

am MARLBOROUGH proceeded

am OAK proceeded

10.45 am EXMOUTH shifted berths

11.00 am weighed and proceeded. Dockyard pilot in charge to buoy in Barn Pool

11.25 am stopped and secured. Pilot left ship

pm 1 P.O., 6 Stokers 2c, 10 Stokers 1c, 43 A.B.s joined ship

pm discharged 1 P.O. to Dockyard


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24 June 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am EDGAR anchored in Sound

pm 1 Private, R.M.L.I. joined from Depot

pm EDGAR proceeded


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25 June 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am LONDON in and anchored in sound

am KING EDWARD VII proceeded

am LONDON proceeded up harbour


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26 June 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

pm 2 Stokers, 1 A.B., 1 Officers’ Steward 3c joined from R.N.B.


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27 June 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1


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28 June 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am Church of England party to IMPREGNABLE


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29 June 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am ADVENTURE and EXMOUTH proceeded

am COLLINGWOOD to Plymouth Sound

pm COLLINGWOOD proceeded

pm discharged one Private, R.M.L.I. to Depot


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30 June 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am ADVENTURE proceeded

pm discharged one A.B. and one Stoker to R.N.B.

pm one A.B. joined from R.N.B.

pm one Stoker joined from DEFIANCE

2.50 pm ADVENTURE anchored in Sound



LOGS FOR JULY 1914


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1 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am SPITFIRE in and proceeded up harbour

am EXMOUTH proceeded

am BITTERN and OPOSSUM proceeded

pm EXMOUTH in and anchored


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2 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

Am EXMOUTH passed up harbour


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3 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

pm one Seaman P.O. joined from R.N.B.


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4 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am TALBOT anchored in Sound

am ARGYLL anchored in Sound

am TALBOT and ARGYLL passed up harbour


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5 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am ROXBURGH and DEVONSHIRE in & anchored.

am QUAIL and WOLF passed up harbour

am Church of England party to IMPREGNABLE


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6 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am SUTLEJ and CALCUTTA in tow in and anchored

am DEVONSHIRE, ROXBURGH, and CALCUTTA passed up harbour

pm SUTLEJ proceeded


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7 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

Pm LION in and passed up harbour


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8 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

pm discharged one P.O. to DEFIANCE

pm discharged one one C.E.R.A., 1 P.O., one Leading Seaman, two A.B.s, four Leading Stokers to R.N.B.

pm discharged two Privates, R.M.L.I. to Depot (“Depot” crossed out)


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9 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am Turkish Battle Ship SULTAN OSMAN I anchored in Cawsand Bay

am SULTAN OSMAN I passed harbour

am HERMIONE in and anchored

pm HERMIONE proceeded


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10 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am 2 offenders received

pm Boys on draft preparing to leave ship


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11 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am discharged 71 Boys to R.N.B. Portsmouth

am ROXBURGH in Sound and anchored.

am DEVONSHIRE in Sound and anchored

12.45 pm PELORUS and anchored

2.45 pm PELORUS passed up harbour


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12 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1


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13 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am Discharged nine Boys to R.N.B. Chatham

am ARGYLL proceeded down to Sound.

am THESEUS in and passed to harbour.

am Discharged Staff Paymaster Lefebvre Hammond to ISIS

noon Mobilised completed ship’s Company to war strength

pm 210 Boys joined ship from IMPREGNABLE

pm CARNARVON, LONDON, and EXMOUTH to Sound

pm leave to “natives” until 6.00 am.



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14 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

7.20 am coal lighter alongside; commenced coaling 7.45 am

am EXMOUTH passed up harbour.

am ROXBURGH, DEVONSHIRE, and ARGYLL proceeded

10.15 am coaling completed; 10.25 am

pm Discharged one Private, R.M.L.I. to R.N. Hospital

pm VICTORIOUS, MARS, and HANNIBAL to Sound


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15 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

9.15 am LION proceeded

am CAESAR, MAGNIFICENT, ILLUSTRIOUS, and PRINCE GEORGE all to Sound and Cawsand Bay

pm Discharged one Private, R.M.L.I. to R.N. Hospital

pm EXMOUTH, DORIS, CHALLENGER, and THESEUS all to Sound


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16 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am CARNARVON, LONDON, and EXMOUTH proceeded

6.45 am APOLLO in and secured to buoy

am ISIS, JUPITER, DIANA, ECLIPSE, and TALBOT all to Sound

am APOLLO passed up harbour

pm DORIS proceeded

6.00 pm HIGHFLYER and APOLLO Sound.

pm FORTH and 6 Submarines passed up harbour

pm GOSSAMER to Sound

pm CAESAR, HIGHFLYER, CHARYBDIS, TALBOT, and ISIS proceeded


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17 July 1914

At Plymouth and at sea

Lat 50.4, Long -2.4

3.55 am slipped and proceeded

5.25 am sighted GIBRALTAR, EDGAR, GRAFTON, and ROYAL ARTHUR

11.00 am GIBRALTAR and Squadron joined

2.18 pm sighted CRESCENT (Flag). Formed division, line ahead

4.29 pm secured off Bournemouth

pm 1 Stoker joined from Gibraltar


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18 July 1914

At sea and at Spithead

Lat 50.75, Long -1.1

4.55 am weighed and proceeded

5.15 am proceeded in inverted Columns Format, single line ahead

9.13 am stopped and moored at Spithead with Combined Fleet. Fouled EDGAR’s starboard anchor

pm discharged Lieutenant Nowell Johnstone to R.N. Hospital, Haslar

1.20 pm shifting berths; 1.30 pm stopped and secured

5.00 pm Fired Royal Salute 21 guns

5.40 pm proceeded to recover Starboard Anchor and cable; 6.25 pm recovered anchor and proceeded to anchorage

7.06 pm stopped and secured



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19 July 1914

At Spithead

Lat 50.75, Long -1.1

am boats with kedge away dragging for starboard cable

7.07 pm weighed and proceeded to shift berths; 7.20 pm secured


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20 July 1914

At Spithead

Lat 50.75, Long -1.1

am weighed and proceeded from Spithead

11.30 am manned ship and passed VICTORIA AND ALBERT (Royal Standard – gave three cheers to H.M. the King

12.13 pm detached from Squadron and proceeded into Spithead

1.24 pm secured at Spithead

4.45 pm recovered starboard cable

5.00 pm proceeded to Anchorage at Thorness Bay; 5.42 pm secured in Thorness Bay

8.05 pm weighed and proceeded for Penzance


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21 July 1914

At sea and at Penzance

Lat 50.1, Long -5.5

9.20 am 5th Training Squadron entering Penzance Bay

10.10 am secured in Penzance Bay



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22 July 1914

At Penzance and at sea

Lat 50.1, Long -5.5

6.15 pm GIBRALTAR weighed and proceeded

7.10 pm weighed and proceeded

8.30 pm commenced 3/5th power trial

9.00 pm commenced full power trial



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23 July 1914

At sea and at Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

4.28 am passed CRESCENT steering East

Am passed GIBRALTAR westward; BLAKE northwest ward; both standing into Plymouth.

4.30 am power trials completed

5.35 am passed THESEUS westward; standing into Plymouth

6.25 am passed Plymouth Breakwater and 6.35 am secured; GIBRALTAR in harbour

6.50 am BLAKE in and anchored

7.15 am THESEUS anchored in Cawsand Bay

am one stoker joined from depot. Discharged from Haulbowline Hospital

2.50 pm GIBRALTAR slipped and proceeded

3.45 pm CORNWALL arrived and anchored

4.35 pm DORIS, JUPITER, ROXBURGH, and LONDON arrived and anchored

6.10 pm EXMOUTH arrived and anchored

pm DORIS and CHARYBDIS proceeded up harbour

7.05 pm HANNIBAL and ALBION arrived and anchored

11.30 pm DIANA arrived and anchored



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24 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

10.30 am MARS arrived and anchored outside breakwater

12.05 pm SKIRMISHER arrived and anchored

12.20 pm NOTTINGHAM arrived and anchored

pm 7th Flotilla arrived and anchored

12.55 pm BELLEROPHON arrived and anchored

5.50 pm discharged one P.O. to Portsmouth Barracks

pm MARS, PRINCE GEORGE, MAGNIFICENT, CAESAR, ILLUSTRIOUS, GOLIATH proceeded up harbour

7.05 pm BELLEROPHON weighed and proceeded


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25 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

7.00 am CANOPUS, EXMOUTH, VICTORIOUS, and LONDON proceeded up harbour

7.15 am ROXBURGH and TALBOT proceeded up harbour

8.10 am 7th Flotilla proceeded up harbour

9.15 am discharged 4 ratings to INDUS; 2 to DEFIANCE, and 59 to R.N. Barracks

1.25 pm weighed and proceeded to Barnpool.

2.20 pm secured at Barnpool; pilot left ship

pm discharged one Stoker to R.N.B.



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26 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1


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27 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

8.40 am THESEUS weighed and proceeded

am gave leave to Boys until 11th August


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28 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

10.30 am FALMOUTH arrived and anchored

11.10 am FALMOUTH weighed and proceeded

3.05 pm FALMOUTH arrived and anchored



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29 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

9.05 am FALMOUTH arrived and anchored

pm ROXBURGH arrived and anchored

pm 4 Signal Boys joined ship

pm THESEUS and ALARM passed up harbour

pm Coal lighter alongside; 6.30 pm commenced coaling

pm FURY passed up harbour

pm ceased coaling


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30 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am BELLEROPHON arrived and anchored in Sound

6.20 am commenced coaling

am 7th Flotilla in

am Mr. John Burrows and Mr. Albert Broome, both Gunners, to 052 and 050 T.B.s

12.15 pm completed coaling

pm Discharged Mr. Hubert Gambrell to Chatham Depot

3.00 pm GIBRALTAR in and anchored

4.20 pm GIBRALTAR and CUMBERLAND up harbour

pm discharged two boys to GIBRALTAR

pm LEANDER and SKIRMISHER to Sound

pm CIRCE and GOSSAMER to Sound


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31 July 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am Discharged Boys: 23 to Chatham R.N.B., 48 to Portsmouth R.N.B, 41 to CUMBERLAND

am CARNARVON to Sound

am ACTIVE, EXMOUTH, BELLEROPHON, FALMOUTH, and 2nd T.B.D. Flotilla, all to Sound

am HIGHFLYER up harbour

pm NOTTINGHAM proceeded

pm Discharged one P.O. to R.N. Hospital

pm Discharged two Boys to CUMBERLAND

pm BLAKE to Sound

pm Lieutenant Nowell Johnstone rejoined ship from R.N. Hospital



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1914


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1 August 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am BRISK weighed and proceeded

am CUMBERLAND and LONDON proceeded

am Lieutenant Commander Vavasour (For duty with Training Squadron) and Lieutenant John Shuter joined ship

pm discharged Lieutenant Noel Johnstone to Depot

pm one Ordinary Telegraphist joined

pm discharged two Officers’ Stewards 3c to THESEUS

pm two Privates, R.M.L.I. joined from R.N. Hospital

7.00 pm slipped and proceeded.

7.40 pm stopped and secured to No. 13 Buoy

pm discharged 28 Stokers 2c, 1 Boy, 1 Chief and 1 3c Writers to Depot

pm 9 Cadets joined from HIGHFLYER

pm 1 C.P.O. and 3 A.B.s joined ship

pm 4 A.B.s joined ship

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2 August 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am discharged one Boy to Depot

am Mr. Patrick Mahoney and Mr. Henry Pink, Boatswains, joined ship

am one Private, R.M.L.I. joined ship

11.50 am OCEAN proceeded

pm 2 Chief Stokers, 1 Stoker P.O., and 15 stokers, all Reservists joined ship

pm 1 Stoker discharged to Depot

pm 22 ratings joined from Depot

pm 35 ratings joined from Depot

pm discharged 1 Stoker to Depot

pm one A.B. joined ship


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3 August 1914

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

am 28 ratings joined from Depot

am 26 ratings joined from Depot

am Acting Paymaster Reginald Payne, R.N.R., joined ship

am 17 ratings joined from Depot

am 4 ratings discharged to Depot

pm Engineer Lieutenant Lancelot Sweetlove joined ship

pm Lieutenant Dunphy, R.N.R., joined ship

pm 18 Marines joined ship


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4 August 1914

At Plymouth and at sea to Scapa Flow

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

10.42 am slipped and proceeded for Sound

11.15 am stopped and dropped pilot

11.21 am proceeded with GIBRALTAR and THESEUS in company

pm GIBRALTAR and THESEUS underway in Roads

2.33 pm stopped and secured Falmouth

pm Found at Falmouth German S.S. PRINZ ADALBERT and KRONPRISSEN CECILE

5.45 pm weighed and proceeded, GIBRALTAR and THESEUS in company

midnight RECEIVED ORDERS TO COMMENCE WAR WITH GERMANY


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5 August 1914

En route Plymouth to Scapa Flow

Lat 53.7, Long -5.5

12.30 pm passed German S.S. MARIE GLEASER, steering northward. Ordered GIBRALTAR to capture her and take her to nearest port



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6 August 1914

En route Plymouth to Scapa Flow

Lat 58.7, Long -4.8

5.28 pm secured at Scapa Flow

pm In Harbour, CRESCENT (Flag), GRAFTON, EDGAR, CYCLOPS, BELLONA, NOTTINGHAM, S.S. OXFORDSHIRE (hospital ship), and T.B.D.s

6.00 pm collier S.S. BANGARTH alongside; commenced coaling 7.30 pm

pm CRESCENT and EDGAR proceed

midnight coaling completed


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7 August 1914

At Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

00.27 am shifted berth

am GRAFTON proceeded

am 1st, 2nd, and 4th Battle Squadrons in and anchored

11.43 am weighed and proceeded out of harbour

3.30 pm sighted CRESCENT, fell in astern

4.18 pm on station; ships in company CRESCENT (Flag), EDGAR, GRAFTON, and THESEUS

6.00 pm Stopped. Discharged Mr.William Champion Chief Signal Boatswain to CRESCENT

6.28 pm proceeded

10.00 pm hauled out of line to examine Trawler MA 158; 10.29 pm rejoined Squadron


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8 August 1914

On patrol from Scapa Flow

Lat 60.3, Long 0.9

6.25 am Stopped to board German Trawler BV 25 (of Vagesack). Position 60- 25N 0- 25E

7.00 am sighted 3rd Cruiser Squadron and T.B.D.s steering southwesterly

7.35 am Took on board 7 prisoners from BV 25.

9.08 am carrying out Target practice at abandoned German Trawler.

1.15 pm EDGAR, GIBRALTAR and THESEUS parted Company

3.00 pm took station one mile from south beam of CRESCENT


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9 August 1914

On patrol from Scapa Flow

Lat 60.5, Long -0.7

10.27 am stopped and boarded British TANA of Leith; 10.50 am proceeded to rejoin CRESCENT

11.36 am stopped and boarded S.S. FLUA of Bergen; 12.10 pm proceeded to rejoin CRESCENT

3.15 pm sighted one Scout and 4 T.B.D.s steering Northeast. Investigated and spoke to FORWARD

6.55 pm stopped and communicated with DRYAD

Pm Sent prisoners, Lt Alexander Ambler, RNR, and 7 guards joined DRYAD for passage to Gibraltar

10.25 pm proceeded. DRYAD parted company


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10 August 1914

On patrol from Scapa Flow

Lat 60.4, Long 0.5

am Boarded CANFORD CHINE of Cardiff

6.17 am on station astern of CRESCENT

6.00 pm sighted ROYAL ARTHUR

10.00 pm Muckle Flugga abeam two miles


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11 August 1914

On patrol from Scapa Flow and at Busta Voe, Shetland Islands

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

5.19 am secured at Busta Voe, Shetland Islands

6.15 am Collier S.S. ANNA MOORE alongside

9.05 am commenced coaling

2.00 pm coaling completed

pm GIBRALTAR in and anchored


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12 August 1914

At Busta Voe and at sea

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

am DRYAD in and anchored

12.04 pm weighed and proceeded to sea

1.40 pm Received orders to join DRAKE in Faeroe Islands. Esdaness Skerry.

9.30 pm Stopped and spoke Norwegian Schooner FERNAND of Christiania.


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13 August 1914

Off Faeroe Islands

Lat 62.6, Long -6.9

am sighted DRAKE

9.42 am joined Company with DRAKE (Flag). Stopped and communicated with DRAKE and S.S. EULALIA

10.30 am DRAKE proceeded westward

11.54 am Sighted GIBRALTAR: East South East

3.30 pm Stopped and communicated with GIBRALTAR


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14 August 1914

Off Faeroe Islands

Lat 63.7, Long -6.0

10.05 am Stopped and dropped target for aiming rifle practice; also at 5.30 pm

9.48 pm stopped starboard engine for small repairs

11.30 pm Sighted GIBRALTAR on port Quarter


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15 August 1914

Off Faero Islands

Lat 64.0, Long -6.5

7.15 am Stopped and boarded S.S. ARGO of Stavanger

5.35 pm Stopped and boarded S.S. SNIG of Haugesand

6.05 pm aiming rifle practice; 7.30 pm stopped and picked up target


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16 August 1914

Off Faeroe Islands

Lat 63.7, Long -7.3

7.50 pm stopped and spoke S.S. TALKUA


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17 August 1914

Off Faero Islands

Lat 63.6, Long -8.2

4.15 am Stopped and spoke S.S. DEVANHA of Aberdeen


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18 August 1914

Off Faero Islands

Lat 61.0, Long -4.6

2.45 am altered course and spoke S.S. TALKUA

10.00 am sighted DRAKE steering South West

4.52 pm altered course to examine S.S. KESTREL of Hull

6.45 pm took station astern of DRAKE

9.30 pm sighted Skerry Light S75W

10.35 pm sighted Dunnet Head Light S7E


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19 August 1914

At sea and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

5.20 am stopped and secured at Scapa Flow

am Collier SS HASLINGDEN secured alongside

8.30 am commenced coaling

2.40 pm Supply ship FLORIDIAN alongside

3.10 pm completed coaling

5.25 pm Collier HASLINGDEN slipped and proceeded

7.15 pm Supply ship FLORIDIAN slipped and proceeded


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20 August 1914

At Scapa Flow and at sea

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

5.40 pm slipped and proceeded. GIBRALTAR in company

8.32 pm passed DRYAD steering southwest

11.00 pm sighted South Fair Isle Light N 37 E


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21 August 1914

At sea, east of Shetland Islands

Lat 61.0, Long 1.9

8.18 am stopped and boarded S.S. FREDERICK VIII of Copenhagen; 9.20 am proceeded

11,18 am Sighted: CRESCENT, northeast by east

12.25 pm Joined Company with Flag. THESEUS and GRAFTON also present

pm communicated with THESEUS and THETIS

pm 11 Stokers, R.N.R. joined, from CRESCENT

1.50 pm GRAFTON parted company

3.53 pm Stopped for THESEUS to conduct a funeral (Stoker 1c John H. Littlejohns; died of pnemonia)

7.00 pm CRESCENT hauled out of line to board S.S. NORMEA of Tonsberg


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22 August 1914

At sea, east of Shetland Islands

Lat 60.9, Long 1.8

6.05 pm sighted DRYAD SW'W

618 pm stopped and communicated with DRYAD

8.00 pm Sighted Out Skerries Light


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23 August 1914

At sea, east of Shetland Islands

Lat 61.0, Long 2.0

7.15 am sighted EDGAR, GRAFTON, and GIBRALTAR

8.00 am parted company with Flag; THESEUS in company


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24 August 1914

At sea, east of Shetland Islands

Lat 60.6, Long 0.1

1.00 am THESEUS carried away fog buoy.

1.45 am fog cleared

3.00 am hauled in fog buoy

4.05 am sighted CRESCENT N40.E.

4.40 pm sighted GRAFTON south; took stations on a line 4 miles apart: THETIS, ENDYMION, and GRAFTON

8.14 am closed CRESCENT

8.39 am party Company with CRESCENT, GRAFTON in company

pm Carried out ranging Exercise with GRAFTON


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25 August 1914

Lat 60.5, Long 0.5

10.10 am Carried out ranging exercise with GRAFTON

3.55 pm 2 cables on port beam of CRESCENT

4.45 pm stopped and communicated with CRESCENT

6.15 pm proceeded


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26 August 1914

At sea, north of Shetland Islands

Lat 61.0, Long -1.0

1.58 am Boarded NIDELVAN of Trondheim at 61.13 N 2.14E

Ship: Engaged: Nidelvam: Boarded

11.26 am Thick fog; fog lifted 2.15 pm


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27 August 1914

At sea and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

3.30 am cleared swept channel into Scapa Flow

4.15 am HAWKE joined company

5.55 am 1st B.C.S. and T.B.D.s proceeded to sea

7.01 am secured in Scapa Flow

7.45 am collier BARMOOR secured alongside.

9.20 am commenced coaling

pm 1 rating discharged to hospital ship ROHILLA

pm one P.O. Telegraphist received from, one Telegraphist discharged to HAWKE

3.20 pm completed coaling

pm 10 ratings joined from CRESCENT

pm 2nd T.B.D. Flotilla proceeded

pm 2nd Battle Squadron proceeded


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28 August 1914

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

am 2 stokers joined from CRESCENT

am CRESCENT, THESEUS, GRAFTON, HAWKE proceeded

am stores from supply ship No 16 SS ALCINOUS

pm GIBRALTAR proceeded


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29 August 1914

At Scapa Flow and at sea

Lat 58.4, Long -2.0

5.10 am weighed and proceeded

5.45 am stopped and secured alongside CYCLOPS for water

am 1 rating joined ship and 6 aboard for passage

10.00 am slipped and proceeded. EDGAR in company

4.00 pm on station astern of EDGAR. Sighted 1st B.C.S. and Lt C.S. steering west

5.00 pm Parted with EDGAR

8.00 pm stopped and boarded BRAGA(Unable to identify name) of Aberdeen; 8.50 pm proceeded


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30 August 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 57.4, Long -0.6

3.50 am sighted CRESCENT and GRAFTON

4.56 am took station astern of GRAFTON. Joined company with Flag

11.15 am on station astern of CRESCENT

11.30 am Stopped and communicated with CRESCENT and GRAFTON

am discharged five ratings to CRESCENT

12.00 pm proceeded. 12.30 pm CRESCENT parted company

3.50 pm stopped and boarded S.S. EFFORT of Aberdeen

6.15 pm sighted CRESCENT; 6.57 pm on station astern of CRESCENT

11.00 pm stopped and boarded SIRIUS


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31 August 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 57.3, Long 0.1

6.00 am stopped and communicated with GRAFTON

8.27 am Stopped and boarded DORTHEN of Marstal

11.15 am Chasing steamer. Stopped and boarded EFFORT of Aberdeen

3.38 pm Stopped and boarded LEUKES of Aberdeen

4.05 pm sighted EDGAR and HAWKE

4.45 pm taking station astern of CRESCENT. EDGAR and HAWKE in company

7.45 pm steering shaft became disconnected in conning tower. Hauled out of line steering by engines

8.00 pm defected remedied; 8.20 pm back on station



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1914


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1 September 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 58.5, Long -0.7

am Third Battle Squadron sighted

4.00 am five miles on port beam of CRESCENT

8.10 am stopped and boarded ROLF JARL of Trondheim; 8.45 am proceeded

12.30 pm sighted CRESCENT

4.00 pm sighted DRYAD. 4.13 pm DRYAD joined in company

6.00 pm Stopped at Rendezvous B. Communicated with DRYAD



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2 September 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 58.9, Long 1.3

4.25 am sighted CRESCENT, EDGAR, and HAWKE

5.15 am took station astern of HAWKE. Joined company with CRESCENT

7.15 am stopped and boarded VEGA of Bergen; EDGAR boarded ship IRENA of Bergen

8.00 am stopped and communicated with DRYAD; 8.10 am DRYAD parted company

11.05 am stopped and boarded NEW SWEDEN of Goteborg; proceeded 11.50 am

4.03 pm at Rendezvous 14. Met here 2nd and 3rd Battle Squadrons, 2nd T.B. Flotilla, and FALMOUTH

5.00 pm on station astern of CRESCENT

6.32 pm stopped. Met DRAKE and KING ALFRED

7.14 pm proceeded in single line ahead




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3 September 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 58.0, Long -0.1

5.47 am stopped. GRAFTON and THESEUS joined company

6.40 am communicated with GRAFTON

12.38 pm carried out anti submarine zig zag

3.08 pm stopped and boarded STRATHEDEN of Aberdeen; 3.30 pm proceeded

4.45 pm sighted 2nd and 3rd Cruiser Squadron, and 2nd T.B.D. Flotilla

7.30 pm Stopped. Communicated with ROYAL ARTHUR; 8.05 pm proceeded


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4 September 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 58.0, Long -0.4

10.00 am HAWKE parted company

12.45 pm Stopped. CRESCENT communicated with DRAKE

4.00 pm Dropped target for Q.F. and rifle aiming practice

5.30 pm picked up targets

7.00 pm on station astern of EDGAR

7.30 pm stopped and boarded DESSIDE of Aberdeen; 8.00 pm proceeded

9.26 pm Stopped. GRAFTON examing steamer


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5 September 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 57.8, Long -0.4

am EDGAR parted company

4.15 am stopped and boarded S.S. THRUSH of Aberdeen; 5.07 am proceeded

6.06 am astern of GRAFTON in single line ahead

9.28 am Squadron spread east; ENDYMION, ROYAL ARTHUR, CRESCENT, and GRAFTON 3 miles apart

am sighted DRYAD to westward

12.08 pm Stopped and closed Flag

12.48 pm Stopped and communicated with DRYAD

5.45 pm stopped and boarded CEDRIC of Trondheim; proceeded 6.05 pm

7.20 pm in line astern of GRAFTON


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6 September 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 58.4, Long 0.4

1.33 pm Stopped and boarded S.S. ANNA of Copenhagen; 2.29 pm proceeded

2.48 pm stopped and boarded S.S. UNION of Haugesund; 3.23 pm proceeded

4.30 pm sighted Squadron

5.30 pm sighted GIBRALTAR to southward and KING ALFRED to westward

6.44 pm stopped and communicated with DRYAD, GIBRALTAR, and CRESCENT; GIBRALTAR joined company

7.35 pm proceeded in single line astern of CRESCENT.

10.02 pm CRESCENT parted company


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7 September 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 57.8, Long -0.1

8.09 am stopped and boarded FORSVIK of Kristinehavn; 9.12 am proceeded

10.30 am HAWKE joined company

11.00 am Squadron in line abeam, 3 miles apart

3.21 pm stopped and boarded S.S. LEUTOS of Aberdeen; 3.52 pm proceeded

4.20 pm stopped and put over target for aiming rifle practice; 5.30 pm picked up target

5.45 pm sighted KING ALFRED to northeast

6.11 pm stopped and communicated with HAWKE and spoke to KING ALFRED; proceeded 6.52 pm


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8 September 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands and at Cromarty Firth

Lat 58.2, Long -1.4

8.28 am stopped and communicated with EDGAR

9.19 am parted company with EDGAR

2.05 pm stopped trawler HELGIAN of Grimsby

2.23 pm proceeded

3.20 pm Sighted Buoy, suspiciously like a mine. Sank it with rifle fire

6.00 pm entered swept Channel to Cromarty Firth

6.28 pm challenged by shore station

7.22 pm stopped and secured in No. 17 berth Cromarty; in harbour CRESCENT (Flag) and various small craft



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9 September 1914

At Cromarty

Lat 57.7, Long -4.0

4.10 am collier HOOTON alongside

5.00 am commenced coaling

am discharged two ratings to Fleet Hospital Ship No. 1

am CRESCENT proceeded

1.50 pm completed coaling; collier slipped 2.45 pm

pm ROYAL ARTHUR in and anchored

pm DRYAD in and anchored


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10 September 1914

At Cromarty and at sea

Lat 57.7, Long -4.0

am Storeship No. 16 ALCINOUS alongside to store ship

pm hands employed getting out 9.2” lyddite and getting in 9.2” common

pm Storeship ALCINOUS proceeded

7.12 pm weighed and proceeded out swept channel


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11 September 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 58.2, Long -0.1

2.35 am altered course to examine brigantine

2.34 pm Stopped at 58.44N 0.06E and boarded SS SAGA of Haugesund; 3.10 pm proceeded

3.45 pm sighted KING ALFRED on patrol

4.16 pm Stopped at 58.51N 0.19E and boarded schooner NANNY of Omnet; 4.43 pm proceeded

6.45 pm Stopped and communicated with GIBRALTAR

7.20 pm on station astern of KING ALFRED


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12 September 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 58.1, Long -0.3

4.45 am CRESCENT (Flag), EDGAR, and HAWKE on station

5.45 am sighted ROYAL ARTHUR. Joined company

6.15 am sighted DRYAD. Joined company

10.07 am ROYAL ARTHUR parted company; took station abeam of CRESCENT

3.10 pm took station 5 cables from CRESCENT starboard bow

3.45 pm took station 2 ½ cables on port beam of CRESCENT

4.03 pm stopped and communicated with DRYAD, EDGAR, and ROYAL ARTHUR

5.50 pm took station 5 cables astern of CRESCENT; EDGAR and DRYAD parted company

7.30 pm EDGAR hauled out of line to board trawler

9.45 pm stopped and boarded S.S. DAU


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13 September 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 59.0, Long 1.2

am Destroying Buoys; hove to for a medical operation

12.22 pm Stopped and boarded at 59.13N 1.16E Barquentine JARSTEIN of Skuduesham

pm took barquentine in tow; in process of casting tow – lost by accident white cordage, 3 strand 5”

9.28 pm stopped and shipped barquentine to proceed



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14 September 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 58.3, Long 0.1

7.37 am stopped and joined company with Flag; communicated with GRAFTON

Am HAWKE parted company

10.00 am put over targets for aiming rifle practice. Ships spread 4 miles apart

Am picked up targets

3.00 pm Stopped. GRAFTON boarded sailing ship


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15 September 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 57.8, Long -0.2

8.38 am GIBRALTAR joined company

7.00 pm Stopped. GRAFTON in chase of steamer



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16 September 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 58.2, Long 0.7

4.47 am EDGAR, KING ALFRED, and DRAKE (Flag) (Independently): on Port bow.

5.55 am Stopped and communicated with EDGAR and GIBRALTAR

7.34 am CRESCENT parted company; EDGAR (S.O.) in company of ENDYMION

12.20 pm commenced zig zag


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17 September 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 58.5, Long 1.0

5.50 am Stopped and boarded S.S. PRIMULA of Esbjerg; 6.31 am proceeded.

8.39 am Stopped and boarded S.S. BRA KAR of Christiania; 9.20 am proceeded.

10.00 am commenced zig zag

4.55 pm stopped and communicated with GRAFTON

6.00 pm stopped and communicated with GIBRALTAR and EDGAR


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18 September 1914

At sea and at Cromarty

Lat 57.7, Long -4.0

2.05 am sighted Cromarty Searchlight: N85W

7.25 am entered swept Channel for Cromarty

9.00 am secured in Cromarty Harbour; in harbour 2nd Cruiser Squadron, CRESCENT, and various small craft

am collier AYDON (HYDON ?) alongside

10.30 am commenced coaling

1.00 pm 1 2 pdr complete and ammunition to SHANNON

2.00 pm 2 W/T Ratings joined from CRESCENT

3.10 pm coaling completed


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19 September 1914

At Cromarty

Lat 57.7, Long -4.0

am Lost overboard by accident from Steam Pinnace One Box of 3 pdr. fuzed shell complete.

pm ROYAL ARTHUR in and anchored

pm CRESCENT proceeded


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20 September 1914

At Cromarty

Lat 57.7, Long -4.0

am BONAVENTURE and 4 Submarines in & anchored.

am Held Church of England & Wesleyan Services onboard.

6.40 pm weighed and proceeded for patrol


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21 September 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 58.4, Long -0.2

6.20 am Stopped and boarded S.S. SABRINA of Hull; 6.48 am proceeded.

7.20 am Stopped and boarded S.S. CERBO of Haugesund, S.S. IRIS of Bergen, and S.S. POLCIRKELN of Stockholm .

9.15 am Stopped and boarded Schooner NIELS of Marstal.

10.23 am Stopped and boarded S.S. SJOGUTTEN of Bergen.

11.10 am Stopped and boarded S.S. BODONGNAT of Antwerpen; 11.47 am proceeded.

12.30 pm Stopped and boarded S.S. RECTO and ASLANG of Haugesund; 1.20 pm proceeded.

2.11 pm Stopped and boarded S.S. AGUCTE of Copenhagen; sighted CRESCENT and HAWKE to north eastward and GIBRALTAR; 2.43 pm proceeded.

3.46 pm took station abeam of CRESCENT

4.20 pm stopped and communicated with HAWKE and GIBRALTAR

7.35 pm stopped. GIBRALTAR hauled out of line to examine steamer

8.40 pm stopped and boarded S.S. DORA; 9.40 pm proceeded

10.15 pm took station astern of CRESCENT


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22 September 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 58.4, Long 0.3

5.00 am GIBRALTAR parted company

7.36 am Stopped and boarded S.S.HANS BORGA of Copenhagan and S.S. BOGSTAD of Christinia; 8.40 am proceeded

10.30 am dropped target for aiming rifle practice; 11.15 am picked up target

am SAPPHO joined company

2.54 pm Stopped and Boarded S.S. JARL of Stavanger; 3.26 pm proceeded

6.19 pm took station two miles astern of Flag


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23 September 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 58.4, Long 1.2

6.11 am stopped and boarded Dutch drifter; 6.46 am proceeded. Sighted ROYAL ARTHUR to westward

7.55 am ROYAL ARTHUR joined company

10.00 am opened distance to five miles and dropped target for aiming rifle practice

11.35 am picked up target.

12.30 pm took station astern of Flag (single line)

1.00 pm commenced zig zag; 6.00 pm ceased zig zag


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24 September 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 59.0, Long -0.2

10.25 am GRAFTON joined company

5.19 pm Stopped and boarded S.S. PROCYON of Aberdeen; 5.35 pm proceeded


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25 September 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 59.1, Long -0.4

6.45 am in station spread in line abreast

10.13 am dropped target for firing with practice ammunition

11.30 am picked up target

6.15 pm in station single line ahead


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26 September 1914

At sea and at Cromarty

Lat 57.6, Long -0.3

5.45 am GIBRALTAR joined company

7.32 am in station abeam of Flag

9.02 am Stopped and boarded S.S. CLARA of Copenhagen; EDGAR joined company; 9.30 am proceeded

10.11 am stopped and communicated with GIBRALTAR

10.24 am parted company with Flag

7.00 pm entering Cromarty Harbour

8.10 pm stopped and secured in Cromarty Harbour

8.40 pm collier REDESMERE alongside


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27 September 1914

At Cromarty

Lat 57.7, Long -4.0

6.00 am commenced coaling; 10.30 am coaling completed

am discharged two ratings to hospital.

11.40 am collier slipped and proceeded



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28 September 1914

At Cromarty

Lat 57.7, Long -4.0

pm discharged 1 rating to hospital ship DELHI


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29 September 1914

At Cromarty and at sea

Lat 57.7, Long -4.0

pm exchanged one rating with ALCINOUS

5.45 pm weighed and proceeded out of harbour through swept channel on patrol


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30 September 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 57.9, Long -0.9

am Sighted EDGAR and remainder of Squadron on port bow

10.07 am Stopped and communicated with HAWKE

2.20 pm Stopped and boarded at 57 55N, 0 35W. S.S. BRAENIACH of Aberdeen; 2.46 pm proceeded




LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1914


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1 October 1914

Lat 58.0, Long 0.3

6.21 pm on station single line


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2 October 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 58.0, Long 0.2

7.10 am on station four miles northwest of EDGAR

1.00 pm stopped and boarded S.S. REX of Kragsund; 1.41 pm proceeded

4.00 pm sighted CRESCENT to WNW

5.15 pm stopped and joined company with Flag; communicated with CRESCENT

6.09 pm Proceeded Single line ahead 5 cables apart in order CRESCENT, GRAFTON, EDGAR, HAWKE, ENDYMION, and GIBRALTAR.


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3 October 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 57.8, Long 2.1

4.00 am Parted Company with Flag, GIBRALTAR in company

7.00 am zig zagging

10.35 am sighted DRAKE S by SW


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4 October 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 58.2, Long 1.9

6.00 am commenced zig zag; sighted DRAKE to S.S.W.

10.00 am commenced zig zag

1.15 pm sighted DRAKEto southwest

4.10 pm altered course to avoid S.S. JANE of Goteburg

6.00 pm ceased zig zag


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5 October 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 58.4, Long 1.6

6.00 am commenced zig zag

11.00 am GIBRALTAR parted company in exection of previous orders

11.58 am spoke to DRAFON of Bergen

12.16 pm sighted and challenged DRAKE


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6 October 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 58.4, Long 1.6

5.45 am sighted EDGAR and HAWKE north by east

6.00 am commenced zig zag

3.40 pm sighed suspicious object similar to periscope. Full speed hard aport

3.48 pm Satisfied suspicion unfounded

5.10 pm Working up to Full speed (Signal to chase received) 5.14 Signal Cancelled


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7 October 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 58.3, Long 1.7

6.00 am commenced zig zag; 11.00 am ceased zig zag

1.20 pm Fog lifted

2.00 pm commenced zig zag


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8 October 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 58.9, Long 1.8

11.20 am sighted ROYAL ARTHUR and HAWKE N80W.

3.00 pm commenced zig zag; 6.30 pm ceased zig zag


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9 October 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 58.6, Long 1.3

11.30 am Fog lifted; commenced zig zag

12.22 pm ceased zig zag; 1.00 pm commenced zig zag

5.45 pm Fog


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10 October 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 58.1, Long 1.9

1.00 am fog lifted

7.16 am Stopped and boarded SS TRANSPORT of London; 8.00 am proceeded

9.44 am Sighted CRESCENT (Flag), ROYAL ARTHUR, and GRAFTON

10.18 am joined company with Flag; stopped and communication with GRAFTON and ROYAL ARTHUR

11.00 am Squadron proceeded

11.11 am parted company. Stopped and boarded S.S. KING HARALD; noon proceeded

6.00 pm ceased zig zag


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11 October 1914

At sea and at Cromarty

Lat 57.7, Long -4.0

6.00 am commenced zig zag

8.30 am EDGAR proceed out of Cromarty Harbour

8.37 am stopped and secured in Cromarty Harbour; HAWKE and DRAKE in harbour

9.15 am Collier S.S. BONDICAR alongside

10.20 am 3rd Cruiser Squadron in and anchored

pm 2 ratings joined from IRON DUKE

pm DRAKE proceeded


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12 October 1914

At Cromarty

Lat 57.7, Long -4.0

6.00 am commenced coaling

am CRESCENT in and anchored

am Discharged 4 ratings to Hospital Cromarty

2.00 pm coaling completed; 3.15 pm collier slipped


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13 October 1914

At Cromarty

Lat 57.7, Long -4.0

am 2 ratings discharged to Nigg Hospital


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14 October 1914

At Cromarty and at sea

Lat 57.9, Long -3.3

am Mr. Crommie, Acting Engineer, R.N.R. discharged to ALCINOUS

9.32 am Weighed and Proceeded out of harbour

5.30 pm Sighted THESEUS steering north

5.40 pm sighted HAWKE, steering northwest


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15 October 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 58.0, Long 0.3

5.00 am commenced zig zag

6.17 am Stopped and boarded S.S. BRETAGNE of Copenhagen; Boarded S.S. MARTHA of Copenhagen; Boarded S.S. HANS BARGA of Copenhagen; boarded S.S. TRESFORD of Bergen; 8.38 am proceeded

9.45 am Sighted HAWKE, THESEUS, and EDGAR

10.13 am Stopped and communicated with HAWKE.

10.40 am Stopped and communicated with THESEUS

11.12 am stopped and communicated with EDGAR


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16 October 1914

At sea, east of Shetland Islands

Lat 60.7, Long 1.1

5.50 am commenced zig zag

9.35 am sighted KING GEORGE V (Flag)

12.20 pm sighed B.C.S. south, southwest three miles

1.30 pm sighted CRESCENT; Parted Company with EDGAR

7.05 pm stopped and Spoke BOADICEA

11.32 pm Closed Sailing Vessel NORDSEE


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17 October 1914

At sea, east of Shetland Islands

Lat 61.1, Long 2.0

6.00 am took NORDSEE of Trestrand in tow; Lieutenant Commander Leonard Vavasour and prize crew put on board

12.50 pm Stopped; Prize crew and a party of 2 German prisoners returned to ship; Slipped NORDEE and proceeded northeast

3.32 pm Stopped 61 02N 2 06E. Took NORDSEE in tow and put Lt Comdr Vavasour and prize crew onboard


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18 October 1914

At sea, east of Shetland Islands

Lat 60.9, Long -0.9

6.23 am Slipped NORDSEE with orders to proceed into Lerwick

6.35 am sighted THESEUS to Eastward

10.15 am sighted Muckle Flugga Light House; sighted CRESCENT proceeding north; joined CRESCENT

2.03 pm Closed and spoke S.S. GENA of Whitby, on voyage Cardiff to Archangel.

9.30 pm Muckle Flugga Light House abeam


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19 October 1914

At sea, east of Shetland Islands

Lat 60.7, Long -1.9

5.30 am commenced zig zag

3.55 pm sighted DRYAD S5E


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20 October 1914

At sea, east of Shetland Islands

Lat 61.0, Long -1.0

4.55 am Smelt strong Petroleum smell

8.30 am Spoke trawler N103 ADMIRAL CRADOCK in 60 43N 1 45W

6.00 pm ceased zig zag


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21 October 1914

At sea, east of Shetland Islands

Lat 60.2, Long -4.0

4.00 am Challenged CRESCENT to East, Northeast

4.37 pm Stopped and spoke to SS CHR. KNUDSEN of Porsgrund

5.37 pm proceeded with prize


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22 October 1914

At sea and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7.45 am Stopped and Sent Lieutenant Dunphy, R.N.R. and prize crew to CHR. KUNDSEN

8.45 am proceeded through Number 3 Channel into Scapa Flow; dispatched prize to Kirkwall

10.57 am Stopped and secured in Scapa Flow; in harbour CYCLOPS and various small craft.

11.45 am Collier S.S. MARWOOD alongside

1.00 pm commenced coalingTYNEMOUTH alongside

8.00 pm coaling completed

11.15 pm Lieutenant Dunphy, R.N.R. and prize crew returned


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23 October 1914

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

am DRYAD in and anchored

am discharged one rating to hospital

3.00 pm both colliers slipped and proceeded

pm one rating joined from SAPPHO

4.27 pm Weighed and proceeded


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24 October 1914

En route Scapa Flow to Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

7.11 am Challenged and spoke to EDGAR

8.10 am 3rd Cruiser Squadron passed abeam

8.35 am Stopped and secured in Busta Voa

pm one Warrant Officer joined for passage to GIBRALTAR


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25 October 1914

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

am CRESCENT (flag) in and anchored

am ZEALANDIA in and anchored

pm ZEALANDIA proceeded

pm 2 ratings joined from CRESCENT


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26 October 1914

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

am Divers down examining inlets

am EDGAR in and anchored

am 2 signal Ratings lent to Trawler No 877 HORATIO

pm Collier S.S. PAIGNTON alongside


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27 October 1914

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

Other: Sick list 4

6.30 am commenced coaling

9.25 am coaling completed

11.30 am S.S. PAIGNTON slipped and proceeded

6.45 am THESEUS proceeded


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28 October 1914

At Busta Voe and at sea

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

am GRAFTON in and anchored

2.24 pm Weighed and proceeded to sea

9.25 pm Muckle Flugga: S36E

10.25 pm sighted and challenged ARGYLL


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29 October 1914

At sea, north of Shetland Islands

Lat 61.5, Long -1.6

6.00 am helm jammed; steering by engines

6.31 am helm correct

am THESEUS examined three steamers

3.20 pm Sighted steamer hull down (2 yellow funnels; chasing steamer


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30 October 1914

At sea, east of Orkney Islands

Lat 59.2, Long -1.4

12.30 am Stopped and boarded S.S. BERGEN FJORD of Bergen, New York to Bergen; Put Prize crew onboard.

01.05 am sighted and challenged CRESCENT to southward

1.15 am sighted and challenged EDGAR to northward

2.15 am proceeded with prize to Kirkwall

10.55 am sighted Trawler A274 LOCH AWE

1.35 pm spoke steamer ACTIO of Hangesund

4.53 pm Stopped and secured in Kirkwall Bay.

pm Turned Prize over to Custom Authorities; Prize crew returned onboard.


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31 October 1914

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

6.43 am Weighed for Scapa Flow

7.20 am heavy sea broke in Fore part

10.01 am Stopped and secured in Gutter Sound.

11.15 am collier S.S. TOWNELEY secured alongside

12.30 pm commenced coaling; 5.30 pm coaling completed; 7.30 pm collier slipped and proceeded

pm Discharged 4 ratings to hospital Kirkwall



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1914


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1 November 1914

At Scapa Flow and at sea

Lat 59.0, Long -2.3

7.25 am proceeded out of harbour

8.00 am stopped port engine for adjustment

10.30 am Copinsay abeam


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2 November 1914

At sea, west of Shetland Islands

Lat 60.9, Long -2.6

8.47 am sighted and challenged CRESCENT (Flag)

7.25 pm Challenged and exchanged with GIBRALTAR


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3 November 1914

At sea, west of Shetland Islands and at Busta Voe

Lat 60.8, Long -3.5

5.55 am commenced zig zagging

9.55 am stopped and spoke S.S. YARBOROUGH of Glasgow, on voyage Cardiff to Archangel in coal

10.15 am proceeded

10.45 am sighted ROYAL ARTHUR

12.35 pm stopped and boarded S.S. CASSEOPEIA of Stavanger

12.43 pm proceeded

9.35 pm Stopped and secured in Busta Voe

9.35 pm in harbour CRESCENT, EDGAR, THESEUS, GIBRALTAR


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4 November 1914

At Busta Voe and at sea

Lat 60.8, Long -1.8

7.30 am GRAFTON and ROYAL ARTHUR in and anchored

9.08 am Weighed and proceeded out of harbour


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5 November 1914

At sea, west of Shetland Islands

Lat 61.0, Long -4.1

7.20 am sighted EDGAR on port bow

11.35 am sighted EDGAR

4.35 pm stopped S.S. AMERICA of Tonsberg; on voyage Christiania and Bergen to Boston in General Cargo; 4.40 pm proceeded.

8.14 pm Stopped and communicated with Trawler CORTINA, GY862; 8.31 pm proceeded



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6 November 1914

At sea, west of Shetland Islands

Lat 60.8, Long -3.7

7.00 am commenced zig zag


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7 November 1914

At sea, west of Shetland Islands

Lat 60.7, Long -4.2

2.00 pm Sighted IRON DUKE (Flag), 3 Battleships, and 1 Light Cruiser ahead


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8 November 1914

At sea, west of Shetland Islands and at Busta Voe

Lat 60.6, Long -2.5

6.00 am commenced zig zag

11.00 am ceased zig zag

3.11 pm arrived and secured in St Magnus Bay, Busta Firth

In Harbour, CRESCENT, ROYAL ARTHUR, GRAFTON, DRYAD, and ALCINOUS

pm 3 Boys & 1 Sick Berth Steward joined from ALCINOUS

pm Mr.Ernest Stockwell, Warrant Engineer, R.N.R., joined from DRYAD


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9 November 1914

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

8.15 am CRESCENT proceeded

3.54 pm Weighed and proceeded out of harbour


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10 November 1914

En route Busta Voe to Scapa Flow, Long Hope

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

10.49 am Stopped and secured in Long Hope.

11.32 am Weighed and shifted berth; 11.49 am Stopped and secured

In Harbour CYCLOPS, FISGUARD, SAPPHO, SEAGULL

In Scapa Flow 1st, 2nd & 4th Battle Squadrons, DRAKE, and 3rd Cruiser Squadron

12.40 pm Collier S.S. FRANCIS DUNCAN alongside

1.30 pm commenced coaling; 9.30 am completed coaling



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11 November 1914

At Long Hope, Scapa Flow

Lat 58.8, Long -3.2

12.18 am collier broke adrift and anchored

11.10 am Wind shifted to northwest in heavy squall.


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12 November 1914

At Long Hope, Scapa Flow

Lat 58.8, Long -3.2

am Discharged 3 ratings sick to hospital ship CHINA


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13 November 1914

At Long Hope, Scapa Flow

Lat 58.8, Long -3.2


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14 November 1914

At Long Hope, Scapa Flow

Lat 58.8, Long -3.2

pm Winter clothing issued to ship’s Company


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15 November 1914

At Long Hope, Scapa Flow

Lat 58.8, Long -3.2

am TIGER in & anchored in Scapa Flow.


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16 November 1914

At Long Hope, Scapa Flow

Lat 58.8, Long -3.2

am DRYAD in and anchored



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17 November 1914

At Long Hope, Scapa Flow, and at sea

Lat 58.8, Long -3.2

3.40 pm Weighed and proceeded through Gutter Sound and Hoxa Sound to Sea

8.45 pm Cape Wrath Light abeam


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18 November 1914

At sea

Lat 58.5, Long -8.6

7.00 am on patrol; GIBRALTAR and THESEUS in company

11.08 am spoke S.S. AXEL JOHNSON of Stockholm, voyage Christiana to Barry; 11.53 am proceeded

2.45 pm Stopped and spoke S.S. EVENING STAR A530 of Aberdeen; 3.50 pm proceeded

5.00 pm ceased zig zag


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19 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 58.6, Long -8.1

7.00 am commenced zig zag

8.20 am investigated S.S. AYARCAROSA, SN 72 of North Shields; 9.00 am commenced zig zag

3.15 pm GIBRALTAR parted company

4.00 pm commenced zig zag

5.42 pm THESEUS took station astern

6.15 pm THESEUS stopped and boarded S.S. Rygjia of Christiania, en route Christiania to Fremantle, Australia

7.44 pm THESEUS in line astern


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20 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 58.9, Long -8.8

7.00 am THESEUS opened up visibility distance

7.47 am Spoke S.S. GRIMOND of Aberdeen; 8.46 am proceeded

11.45 am sighted AJAX and CENTURION, steering eastward

11.30 am commenced zig zag

4.38 pm abandoned patrol; THESEUS in line astern


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21 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 54.3, Long -5.1

Other: Sick list 3

9.00 am commenced zig zag

4.40 pm ceased zig zag


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22 November 1914

From Scapa Flow To Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

11.45 am commenced zig zag

12.20 pm arriving in Plymouth Sound

1.40 pm stopped and secured to No. 1 Buoy

2.00 pm slipped and proceeded up the Hamoaze

3.00 pm Secured alongside in No. 4 Basin

pm THESEUS to No. 6 Buoy

pm discharged Mr. Frederick Harrison, Gunner, HMS EXCELLENT

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23 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am/pm hands getting out ammunition and stores

am GIBRALTAR in and secured alongside

pm 1 Officers’ Steward joined from VIVID


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24 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am/pm hands clearing out magazines and shell rooms and returning stores


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25 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am/pm Hands employed returning ammunition and perishable stores


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26 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2


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27 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.00 pm Let fires die out in Auxiliary boiler


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28 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00 am Ship Paid off; Ship’s Company Marched to Barracks


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Logs of DECEMBER 1914 to May 1915 not included.



LOG BOOK – JUNE 9TH 1915 TO AUGUST 31ST 1916


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of June 1915


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Short & Mason, 1842 (until June 29th)

Adie, A.367

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet


Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.0005 inch



Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under after shelter on outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From

To

J. Hicks, 684503

12th June

30th June

J. Hicks, 684504

12th June

30th June


Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From

To

Negretti and Zambra 9342

12th June

30th June



LOGS FOR JUNE 1915


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9 June 1915

At Devonport Number 9 Dock

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

9.00am: Commissioned ship. Ships company living in Royal Navy barracks


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10 June 1915

At Devonport Number 9 Dock

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

7.00am: Provisioned ship

5.00pm: Provisioned ship


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11 June 1915

At Devonport Number 9 Dock

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

9.00am: Ship's company joined joined ship from Royal Navy barracks

10.00am: Hands employed stowing provisions and as required

2.00pm: Hands employed drawing stores

5.00pm: Gave leave to port watch and second part starboard watch till 6.45am


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12 June 1915

At Devonport Number 9 Dock

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

8.30am: Sent gunnery classes to depot for drill. Remainder of hands drawing stores

1.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 6.45am Monday

4.00pm: Quarters

5.00pm: Gave special leave to first part port watch till 6.45am


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13 June 1915

At Devonport Number 9 Dock

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

8.40am: Landed Roman Catholics (25)

9.15am: Divisions

10.30am: Held divine service

1.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 6.45am and boys till 8.00pm

4.00pm: Quarters


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14 June 1915

At Devonport Number 9 Dock

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

9.00am: Hands employed provisioning ship, drawing stores and refitting

2.00pm: Hands provisioning ship and drawing stores

4.00pm: Quarters

5.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 6.45am


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15 June 1915

At Devonport Number 9 Dock, and Number 4 Tidal basin

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.30am: Sent gunnery classes to depot for drill

10.00am: Hands employed drawing stores, refitting and as required

1.25pm: Gunnery classes to depot for drill

2.00pm: Discharged eleven ratings to Royal Navy barracks

3.00pm: Hands employed drawing stores

4.00pm: Quarters

6.30pm: Undocked ship. Shifted berth to Number 4 Tidal basin

7.00pm: Gave leave to starboard watch till 6.45am


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16 June 1915

At Devonport Number 4 Tidal basin

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.30am: Hands employed drawing stores and as required

1.30pm: Hands employed drawing stores, refitting and as required

4.00pm: Quarters

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch and first part starboard watch till 11.00pm

6.00pm: Rove main derrick purchase and topping lift


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17 June 1915

At Devonport Number 4 Tidal basin and North Coaling Jetty

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

5.00am: Prepared for coaling

7.15am: Slipped and proceeded under steam to Number 9 Wharf

8.00am: Secured to Number 9 Wharf

8.30am: Two R.N.R. joined ship from Royal Navy barracks

9.30am: Hoisted out steam and sailing pinnaces

10.00am: Commenced coaling

2.00pm: Hands coaling ship and drawing stores

5.30pm: 140 boys joined ship from H.M.S. "Impregnable", 90 boys joined ship from H.M.S. "Powerful", 70 youths joined ship from Royal Navy barracks for passage

10.00pm: Hands coaling ship


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18 June 1915

At Devonport Number 9 Wharf

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

12.30am: Hailed guard boat

2.00am: Port watch coaling ship

5.00am: Starboard watch coaling ship

9.00am: Hands coaling and ammunitioning ship

10.00am: Fuzing Lyddite shell

1.30pm: Hands employed coaling, ammunitioning and provisioning ship

5.00pm: Finished coaling. Took in 934 tons. Draught of water after coaling: 19 feet 5 inches forward, 21 feet 5 inches aft

6.30pm: Hands getting in ammunition

7.00pm: One armourer joined ship

7.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 6.45am

9.00pm: Remainder hands getting in ammunition and provisions


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19 June 1915

At Devonport Number 9 Wharf and Number 4 Tidal basin

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

1.50am: Finished taking in ammunition

5.30am: Hands strike down ammunition. Fuzing Lyddite shell

9.00am: Slipped from Number 9 Wharf and proceeded under steam to Number 4 Tidal basin

9.45am: Secured in Number 4 Tidal basin

11.00am: Hands employed stowing ammunition and drawing stores

1.00pm: Discharged one rating to Royal Navy hospital

1.30pm: Four stokers joined ship

2.30pm: Hands stowing ammunition, fuzing Lyddite shell, drawing stores

4.00pm: Quarters

5.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 6.45am

6.00pm: Hoisted in launch and pinnace


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20 June 1915

At Devonport Number 4 Tidal basin

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.45am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.40am: Divisions. Prayers

10.15am: Discharged one boy to Royal Navy Hospital

1.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch and first part starboard watch

1.30pm: One cook's mate joined ship from depot

4.00pm: Quarters

6.40pm: One marine ship


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21 June 1915

At Devonport Number 4 Tidal basin

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.45am: Exercised general quarters

1.20pm: Discharged one boy to hospital

2.30pm: Hands employed as required

4.00pm: Quarters

5.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch and second part port watch till 6.45am

6.30pm: Discharged one able seaman to H.M.S. "Vivid"


According to Wikipedia H.M.S. "Vivid" was a depot ship, originally named H.M.S. "Cuckoo".


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22 June 1915

At Devonport Number 4 Tidal basin

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.45am: Exercised general quarters

10.00am: Hands employed as required

1.30pm: Hands employed drawing stores and as required

1.45pm: Two ratings joined ship from H.M.S. "Vivid"

4.00pm: Quarters

5.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch and second part starboard watch till 6.45am


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23 June 1915

At Devonport Number 4 Tidal basin

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.00am: Exercises major defence stations, A1 and A2 guns crews at drill. Remainder of hands drawing stores and getting in ammunition

1.30pm: Hoisted in picket boat and steam pinnace

3.00pm: Marines at 6-inch gun drill

5.00pm: Hands getting in two coils of 6½ wires

6.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch and first part port watch till 6.45am


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24 June 1915

At Devonport Number 4 Tidal basin

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.20am: Hands employed painting ship, drawing stores and as required

10.30am: A3 and X2 at 6-inch gun drill

1.00pm: Discharged two boys to hospital

2.30pm: Hands employed painting ship

5.00pm: Made payment to ship's company

6.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 6.45am

7.30pm: Painting ship


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25 June 1915

At Devonport Number 4 Tidal basin

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

5.30am: Hands employed painting ship

6.30am: Hoisted out picket boat and lighted fires

9.00am: Hands employed painting ship, drawing stores and as required

11.00am: Lost overboard by accident three paint brushes

4.00pm: Quarters

5.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 11.00pm

8.50pm: Drew fires in picket boat


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26 June 1915

At Devonport Number 4 Tidal basin and Plymouth Sound Number 2 buoy

Lat 50.35, Long -4.14

9.00am: Prepared for sea. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 5 inches, aft 21 feet 11 inches

11.00am: Slipped and proceeded from Number 4 basin to Number 2 buoy in Sound. Course and speed as required

Noon: Secured to Number 2 buoy

1.00pm: Swung ship for adjustment of compasses

3.00pm: Two ratings joined ship from H.M.S. "Vivid"

4.00pm: Quarters

9.00pm: Darkened ship

10.00pm: Exercised night defences


According to Wikipedia H.M.S. "Vivid" was a depot ship, originally named H.M.S. "Cuckoo".


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27 June 1915

At Plymouth Sound Number 2 buoy

Lat 50.35, Long -4.14

3.30am: Secured from night defence

9.40am: Divisions

10.10am: Divine service

11.20am: Discharged two cot cases to hospital

3.15am: Slipped. Shifted berth to position near monitor H.M.S. "Earl Roberts". Course and speed as required

3.45am: Stopped. Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: end of Batten pier N56°E, flagstaff Drake's Island N45°W. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 5 inches, aft 21 feet 5 inches


According to Wikipedia H.M.S. "Earl Roberts" was named so only for a short period; she was better known as H.M.S. "Roberts".


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28 June 1915

From Plymouth to Gibraltar

Lat 49.77, Long -4.77

4.00am: Passed towing hawsers to monitor H.M.S. "Earl Roberts"

6.00am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour, course and speed as required, H.M.S. "Earl Roberts" in tow

6.20am: Stopped. Paid out full length of tow, two 6½ wires, 30 fathoms cable

6.40am: Proceeded, course as required

7.05am: Draystone Reef abeam ½ mile. Escorted by destroyers H.M.S. "Boyne" and H.M.S. "Foyle"

8.10am: Eddystone lighthouse abeam 1½ miles

9.45am: Exercised general quarters

4.15pm: Quarters. Exercised physical drill

6.00pm: Prepared for night defence

8.00pm: Watch to night defence stations

9.00pm: Torpedo boat destroyers parted company and returned to Plymouth


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29 June 1915

From Plymouth to Gibraltar

Lat 47.00, Long -7.87

4.45am: Watch to day defence stations

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised physical drill

9.45am: Exercised general quarters

1.00pm: Testing gun mountings

2.00pm: Cleaning ship and as required

4.15pm: Exercised physical drill

6.00pm: Prepared for night defence

9.00pm: Night defence stations


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30 June 1915

From Plymouth to Gibraltar

Lat 44.15, Long -10.00

2.00am: Tow sheering heavily at times

4.30am: Watch to day defence stations

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised physical drill

6.00pm: Prepared for night defence

9.00pm: Night defence stations


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of July 1915


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie, A.367

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.0005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under after shelter deck on outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From

To

J. Hicks, 684503

1st July

31st July

J. Hicks, 684504

1st July

31st July


Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From

To

Negretti and Zambra, 9342

1st July

31st July



LOGS FOR JULY 1915


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1 July 1915

From Plymouth to Gibraltar

Lat 40.92, Long -11.20

4.45am: Watch to day defence stations

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical drill

10.30am: Exercised starboard watch guns crews

4.15pm: Quarters

6.00pm: Prepared for night defence

9.00pm: Darkened ship. Night defence stations


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2 July 1915

From Plymouth to Gibraltar

Lat 37.55, Long -10.30

5.00am: Watch to day defence stations

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised physical drill. Exercised general quarters

4.15pm: Quarters

6.00pm: Prepared for night defence

8.30pm: Darkened ship. Night defence stations


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3 July 1915

From Plymouth to Gibraltar

Lat 36.17, Long -7.48

5.00am: Watch to day defence stations

11.00am: Hands cleaning ship

4.15pm: Quarters

5.00pm: Exercised physical drill

6.00pm: Prepared for night defence

8.30pm: Sighted Trafalgar light N64°E

10.00pm: Trafalgar light abeam 15 miles

11.00pm: [Cap] Spartel light abeam 8 miles


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4 July 1915

From Plymouth to Gibraltar, and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

1.50am: Exchanged pennant with torpedo boat "TB.98". Lighted fires in steam pinnace

3.00am: Course as required

5.05am: Stopped. Cast off tow. Came to port anchor

5.30am: Weighed. Proceeded alongside North Mole

6.05am: Stopped. Secured

7.30am: Commenced coaling. Draught of water before coaling: 17 feet 6-inches forward, 20 feet 10 inches aft

10.00am: Coaling ship

11.45am: Discharged one cot case to hospital

2.00pm: Coaling ship

7.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 778 tons. Draught of water after coaling: 19 feet 6-inches forward, 22 feet 0 inches aft

7.30pm: Gave special leave to chief and first class petty officers till 10.00pm


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5 July 1915

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

5.15am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

2.05pm: Slipped and proceeded through northern entrance. Draught of water: 19 feet 7 inches forward, 22 feet 1 inch aft

2.25pm: Stopped

3.15pm: Took H.M.S. "Roberts" in tow

3.55pm: Proceeded, courses as required

4.10pm: Europa lighthouse abeam 1 mile

5.00pm: Passed British torpedo boat

6.00pm: Prepared for night defence

8.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Watch to night defence


THE VOYAGES OF HMS ENDYMION
Operations in the Mediterranean

JP map Endymion Mediterranean

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6 July 1915

From Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 36.08, Long -1.85

5.00am: Watch to day defence stations

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Exercised control parties

1.20pm: Passed British battleship steering south-west

4.15pm: Quarters. Exercised physical drill

6.15pm: Prepared for night defence

7.50pm: Watch to night defence stations

8.00pm: Darkened ship


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7 July 1915

From Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 36.92, Long 2.50

1.30am: Put clocks on 10 minutes

5.00am: Watch to day defence stations

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised general quarters

4.15pm: Quarters

4.20pm: Fog set in

4.30pm: Closed water tight doors. Signals per regulations. Commenced sounding 200 fathoms wire every 10 minutes

6.00pm: Prepared for night defence

7.34pm: [Cap] Bengut light S20°W

7.50pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night defence stations

10.05pm: [Cap] Corbelin light abeam 12 miles

11.57pm: [Cap] Sigli light abeam 15 miles


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8 July 1915

From Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 37.33, Long 6.82

2.00am: Put clocks on 10 minutes

2.30am: Passed hospital ship steering west, 6 miles to the north

4.30am: Watch to day defence stations

6.45am: French patrol steamer overtook ship and communicated

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Exercised general quarters

3.50pm: Passed hospital ship steering west by north

4.15pm: Quarters. Exercised abandon ship stations

6.00pm: Prepared for night defence

7.50pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night defence stations

11.05pm: Cap Serrat light S68°E 23 miles

11.10pm: Clocks on 10 minutes


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9 July 1915

From Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 37.27, Long 11.08

12.20am: Clocks on 20 minutes

1.47am: Serrat light abeam 8½ miles

4.45am: Ras Engela light abeam 6 miles

5.00am: Watch to day defence stations

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands employed painting

10.35am: Sighted two French torpedo boats S30°W

10.45am: Passed British transport steering WNW

1.17pm: Cape Bon S69°W 15 miles

4.15pm: Quarters. Read fire stations

4.25pm: Stopped starboard engine

5.00pm: Proceeded with starboard engine

6.00pm: [Punta] Spadillo lighthouse abeam 7 miles. Prepared for night defence

8.00pm: Darkened ship. Watch closed up for night defence

8.56pm: Stopped starboard engine

11.30pm: Clocks on 10 minutes


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10 July 1915

From Gibraltar to Malta, and at Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

2.00am: Clocks on 10 minutes

5.00am: Watch to day defence stations

7.00am: Sighted Gozo Island bearing south-east

9.00am: Cleaning ship

10.05am: Proceeded starboard engine 40 revolutions

10.25am: Passed French torpedo boat steering north-west

11.40am: Course as required for entering harbour

11.55am: Stopped. Slipped monitor. Proceeded into Grand Harbour

12.08pm: Stopped. Secured to Canteen Wharf

12.40pm: Hoisted out picket boat

3.15pm: Commenced coaling (native labour). Draught of water: forward 18 feet 0 inches, aft 21 feet 3 inches

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.00am

6.50pm: Starboard watch employed taking in provisions

7.20pm: Drew fires in picket boat

10.00pm: Provisioning ship


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11 July 1915

At Malta, and from Malta to Port Mudros

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

12.45am: Completed provisioning

4.45am: Lighted fires in picket boat

5.15am: Completed coaling, 606 tons

9.00am: Cleaning ship

11.15am: Discharged two cot cases to hospital

5.00pm: Discharged twelve boys to H.M.S. "Egmont"

5.30pm: Prepared for sea

6.30pm: Slipped and proceeded out of Grand Harbour. Course and speed as required

6.55pm: Stopped

7.30pm: Prepared for night defence

7.50pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night defence stations

8.00pm: Took H.M.S. "Roberts" in tow and proceeded, 62 revolutions port engine, 40 revolutions starboard engine


H.M.S. "Egmont" was not a ship, but in fact Fort St. Angelo.


Mudros is also spelled Moudros.


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12 July 1915

From Malta to Port Mudros

Lat 35.55, Long 17.18

5.00am: Watch to day defence stations

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised control parties and as required

4.15pm: Quarters

6.00pm: Prepared for night defence

7.30pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night defence

10.30pm: Clocks on 10 minutes


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13 July 1915

From Malta to Port Mudros

Lat 35.37, Long 20.88

12.30am: Clocks on 10 minutes

5.00am: Watch to day defence stations

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

4.15pm: Quarters

5.09pm: Passed French cruiser steering west

6.00pm: Prepared for night defence

7.30pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night defence

10.00pm: H.M.S. "Harrier" parted company

11.15pm: Clocks on 10 minutes


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14 July 1915

From Malta to Port Mudros

Lat 36.78, Long 24.15

2.10am: Kithera light N60°E

2.15am: Clocks on 10 minutes

3.00am: Kithera light abeam 8 miles

5.00am: Watch to day defence stations

7.30am: Passed French torpedo boat

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Inspected marines kit

12.15pm: Anti Milo abeam 5 miles

3.32pm: [Cape] Spathi lighthouse abeam 2½ miles

4.15pm: Quarters

6.00pm: Prepared for night defence

7.15pm: [Nisida] Aspro lighthouse abeam 1 mile

7.50pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night defence stations

9.00pm: Challenged H.M.S. "Minerva" and H.M.S. "Partridge"

9.20pm: Cape Armonih abeam 3½ miles [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Cape Armenisti]

10.00pm: Cape Livadi abeam 1 mile [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Cape Livada]

10.15pm: Clocks on 10 minutes


Kithera is also known as Cythera.

Anti Milo is also known as Antimilos.

Cape Armenisti is also known as Ákra Armenistís.

Cape Spathi, located on the southern tip of Serifos, is also known as Ákra Spáthi

Cape Livada is also known as Ákra Liváda.


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15 July 1915

From Malta to Port Mudros

Lat 39.43, Long 25.25

2.40am: Clocks on 10 minutes

3.10am: Phassa light bearing S59°W

5.15am: Watch to day defence stations

6.30am: H.M.S. "Minerva" and H.M.S. "Partridge" took up station as escort

11.00am: Repelled submarine attack

12.30pm: Lighted fires in picket boat

2.00pm: Course and speed as required for entering Port Mudros

2.20pm: Kastri Island abeam 7 cables

2.30pm: Slipped H.M.S. "Roberts"

3.14pm: Stopped. Came to port anchor, 4 shackles, in 6 fathoms, in berth B7. Draught of water: forward 18 feet 9 inches, aft 21 feet 4 inches. Anchor bearings: Sangrada Point S21°W, southern extremity Ispatho Island S72°E

3.20pm: Hoisted out picket boat

6.00pm: Prepared for coaling

11.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat


Phassa is also known as Ákra Fássa.

Kastri Island is also known as Vrachonisida Kastri.

Ispatho is also known as Koukkonísi.


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16 July 1915

At Port Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

1.02am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

3.45am: Hoisted out steam pinnace

6.00am: Collier came alongside

8.40am: Commenced coaling. Draught before coaling: 18 feet 9 inches forward, 21 feet 4 inches aft

1.30pm: Coaling ship

8.00pm: Finished coaling 500 tons. Draught after coaling: 19 feet 10 inches forward, 22 feet 1 inch aft

8.45pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace

11.00pm: Drew fires in picket boat


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17 July 1915

At Port Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

2.30am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

5.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship

2.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

4.30pm: Discharged 205 boy ratings for distribution in fleet

9.15pm: Drew fires in picket boat and steam pinnace


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18 July 1915

At Port Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

4.30am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

5.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.00am: Sent Roman Catholics to H.M.S. "Venerable"

9.30am: Divisions

10.15am: Held divine service

11.30am: Received four 12-pounder guns from H.M.S. "Europa"

4.15pm: Quarters

5.00pm: Hands employed hoisting in 12-pounder guns and ammunition

5.20pm: Sent working party to S.S. "Dago"

9.00pm: Discharged ten boys to H.M.S. "Doris"

9.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace

10.15pm: Drew fires in picket boat


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Dago".


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19 July 1915

At Port Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.15am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

6.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

7.55am: Working party from S.S. "Dago" returned on board

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Exercised general quarters

1.30pm: Mounting 12-pounder guns

2.30pm: Received one 9 feet range finder from H.M.S. "Europa"

4.15pm: Quarters

9.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace

10.45pm: Drew fires in picket boat


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20 July 1915

From Port Mudros to Kephalo Bay, Imbros, and at Port Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

4.00am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

5.15am: Lighted fires in picket boat

7.15am: Nineteen boys left ship for trawler 102, for passage to H.M.S. "Euryalus"

7.30am: Roman Catholic chaplain held mass on board

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: 12-pounder guns crews at drill. Remainder of hands as required. Lost overboard by accident one paint brush. One acting gunner Mr. Reader joined ship from H.M.S. "Swiftsure"

3.00pm: Hoisted in sailing pinnace

5.00pm: One torpedo gunner's mate joined ship. Drew fires in steam pinnace and picket boat

6.00pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour. Course and speed as required

7.35pm: Took two lighters in tow

7.40pm: Proceeded, course as required

11.20pm: Picket boat reported on fire

11.45pm: Fire under control

Midnight: Reduced to 30 revolutions to ease the lighters


Kephalo Bay is also known as Aydıcık Koyu.

Imbros is also known as Gökçeada.


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21 July 1915

From Port Mudros to Kephalo Bay, Imbros, and at Kephalo Bay

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

4.30am: Watch to day defence stations

11.25am: Course and speed as required

12.10pm: Slipped lighters

12.57pm: Stopped. Came to starboard anchor, 3 shackles, in 5 fathoms, D4 berth. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 6-inches, aft 22 feet 0 inch

1.30pm: Hoisted out steam pinnace

4.30pm: Spread quarterdeck awnings

5.10pm: Discharged ten boys to H.M.S. "Talbot"

10.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace


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22 July 1915

At Kephalo Bay

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

4.45am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

5.45am: H.M.S. "Theseus" arrived

6.00am: Hoisted out sailing pinnace

6.30am: Divers examining starboard propeller

7.00am: H.M.S. "Humber" arrived

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: 12-pounder guns crews and voice pipe boys at drill

10.00am: Disembarked ammunition and stores for H.M.S. "Theseus"

4.15pm: Quarters


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23 July 1915

At Kephalo, and patrolling on left flank

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98 [no position given; used Kephalo]

5.30am: H.M.S. "Talbot" arrived. Hoisted in sailing pinnace. Furled quarterdeck awnings

8.30am: Hoisted in and drew fires in steam pinnace

9.00am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour to left flank position. Course and speed as required. Draught of water: 19 feet 5 inches forward, 21 feet 11 inches aft

11.00am: Commenced firing

12.06pm: Ceased firing

3.00pm: Opened fire

3.20pm: Ceased firing

4.15pm: Quarters

5.50pm: Tested 12-pounder mountings, four rounds from each gun

7.15pm: Opened fire

7.35pm: Ceased firing

8.30pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night defence


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24 July 1915

Patrolling off left flank position

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

5.20am: Watch to day defence

9.00am: Cleaning ship

11.15am: Opened fire 6-inch [guns]

11.25am: Ceased firing

4.15pm: Quarters

4.30pm: Commenced firing 6-inch [guns]

6.45pm: Ceased firing

7.30pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night defence

9.30pm: Closed the shore and opened fire with 12-pounders and two rounds 6-inch

10.00pm: Ceased firing


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25 July 1915

Patrolling on left flank, and at Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

5.00am: Watch to day defence

9.30am: Divisions. Held divine service

10.30am: Proceeded to Kephalo

11.16am: Stopped. Came to port anchor, in 5 fathoms, 2 shackles, in D4 berth

2.00pm: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

4.15pm: Quarters. Hoisted out steam pinnace. Spread quarterdeck awnings. Veered to 4 shackles

6.00pm: Hoisted in steam pinnace owing to rudder being damaged


Kephalo Bay is also known as Aydıcık Koyu.


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26 July 1915

At Kephalo Bay

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

3.45am: Lighted fires in picket boat

8.30am: Sent steam pinnace's rudder to Mudros for repairs

9.30am: 12-pounder guns crews to drill. Striking down new armature

4.15pm: Quarters

8.25pm: Drew fires in picket boat


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27 July 1915

Off left flank position

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

4.00am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour. Co and speed as required to take up position on left flank. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 2 inches, aft 21 feet 10 inches

8.50am: Turkish battery opened fire on ship

9.15am: Opened fire

9.35am: Ceased fire

2.00pm: Fired one round from B1. Turkish battery opened fire on ship

3.30pm: Enemy submarine reported off Anzac


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28 July 1915

Patrolling off left flank position

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

10.35am: Opened fire

10.55am: Ceased firing

4.15pm: Quarters

7.50pm: Came to starboard anchor off Cape Helles. Sent engineer-commander Hammond and chaplain Oakshott to hospital ship "Gascon"

9.15pm: Weighed and proceeded

10.30pm: Opened fire with 12-pounders on left flank trenches

10.45pm: Ceased firing


The Wartime Memories Project site lists a reference to H.M.H.S. "Gascon".


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29 July 1915

[At Kephalo Bay]

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

9.00am: Relieved by H.M.S. "Theseus". Course as required to Kephalo

9.08am: Stopped. Came to starboard anchor in B4 berth

11.30am: Collier came alongside

1.25pm: Commenced coaling and taking in ammunition. Draught of water before coaling: forward 18 feet 10 inches, aft 21 feet 5 inches

8.00pm: Finished coaling for the night


Kephalo Bay is also known as Aydıcık Koyu.


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30 July 1915

At Kephalo Bay

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

4.45am: Commenced coaling

7.05am: H.M.S. "Grafton" arrived

9.45am: Finished coaling. Received 450 tons. Draught of water after coaling: forward 19 feet 9 inches, aft 22 feet 3 inches

10.00am: Collier shoved off

Noon: H.M.S. "Edgar" arrived

8.20pm: Monitor 32 arrived


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31 July 1915

Patrolling off left flank position

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

7.50am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as required to take up position on left flank

3.25pm: Lieutenant Gunnery Branch sent to H.M.S. "Scorpion" to examine 4 inch gun

7.50pm: Watch to night defence

8.00pm: Darkened ship


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of August 1915


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie, A367

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.0005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under after shelter deck on outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

J. Hicks, 684503



J. Hicks, 684504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

Negretti and Zambra, 9342





LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915


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1 August 1915

Patrolling off left flank Southern Army, and at Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

9.00am: H.M.S. "Edgar" relieved ship, returned to Kephalo

10.25am: Stopped. Came to starboard anchor, in 7½ fathoms, 5 shackles, in B4 berth. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 8 inches, aft 22 feet 2 inches

5.00pm: Drawing carpenter's and boatswain's stores from S.S. "Ardrossan" [The log-keeper most probably meant S.S. "Baron Ardrossan"]

6.30pm: Made monthly payment to ship's company

11.30pm: Picket boat picked up drifting lighter and towed to H.M.S. "Exmouth"


Clyde Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Baron Ardrossan".


Kephalo Bay is also known as Aydıcık Koyu.


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2 August 1915

At Kephalo, and carried out firing on left flank

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: B 6-inch guns crews, voice pipe boys and sight setters at drill. Remainder as required

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 7 inches, aft 22 feet 1 inch

2.00pm: Course as required to firing position

4.00pm: Commenced firing on D group of Turkish batteries

5.45pm: Ceased firing. Fired 92 rounds. Returned to Kephalo

6.53pm: Stopped. Came to starboard anchor, in 7½ fathoms, 4½ shackles, in B4 berth

9.00pm: Drew fires in picket boat


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3 August 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

4.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

5.30am: H.M.S. "Chatham" arrived

7.00am: Sent kedge anchor to S.S. "Tringa"

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands employed red-leading ship's side and as required

1.25pm: Weighed and proceeded to firing position. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 4 inches, aft 22 feet 0 inch

2.00pm: Took captain on board outside harbour and proceeded

4.05pm: Opened fired on D group of Turkish batteries, 83 rounds

5.00pm: Enemy returned fire with shrapnel

5.15pm: Ceased firing and returned to Kephalo

6.50pm: Stopped. Came to port anchor in B4 berth

8.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat


Tyne Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Tringa".


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4 August 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

4.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.30am: Painting ship

11.55am: H.M.S. "Theseus" arrived

4.35pm: Quarters

4.45pm: Hoisted out kedge anchor with main derrick and secured it under stern

11.10pm: Drew fires in picket boat


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5 August 1915

At Kephalo, and off left flank Southern Army

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

4.00am: Lit fires in picket boat

5.45am: H.M.S. "Minerva" and H.M.S. "Grafton" arrived

7.35am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 3 inches, aft 21 feet 10 inches

9.30am: Relieved H.M.S. "Edgar"

10.00am: Course and speed as required

4.30pm: Opened fire on D group of Turkish batteries. Fired 81 rounds. Enemy opened fire with a field gun and hit at third round, the shell penetrated and burst in the captain's cabin, no damage done.

6.10pm: Ceased firing


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6 August 1915

Off left flank position Southern Army, and at Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

5.30am: Picked up number 2 position buoy

9.00am: Relieved by H.M.S. "Edgar". Proceeded to Kephalo

10.53am: Came to port anchor in C4 berth

11.00am: One yeoman of signals joined from H.M.S. "Exmouth"

2.35pm: Discharged fourteen boys to H.M.S. "Chatham". One boy joined ship from Monitor number 31. One leading telegraphist joined ship from H.M.S. "Exmouth"

3.45pm: Motor lighter K7 made fast astern and commenced disembarking troops

5.30pm: Embarking troops from motor lighter K8

8.40pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 0 inch, aft 21 feet 11 inches. Took motor lighter in tow. Courses as required

11.20pm: Arrived at C Beach Suvla. Came to starboard anchor. Began disembarking troops. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba North, 305 hill S71°E


Suvla Bay is also known as Anafartlar Koyu.

Lala Baba is a hill between the southern side of Suvla Bay and the salt lake.


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7 August 1915

Off left flank position Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

1.00am: Disembarking troops

1.30am: Completed disembarkation

1.55am: Weighed and proceeded towards Anzac

2.30am: Came to port anchor

3.50am: Weighed

4.00am: Commenced firing from position 1700 yards N87°W from 305 Hill at the Nek

4.30am: Ceased firing

4.40am: Commenced firing on Battleship Hill

7.30am: Firing at intervals

10.00am: Firing at intervals on Battleship Hill

2.00pm: Firing at intervals on Chunuk Bair

6.00pm: Ceased firing. Number of rounds fired 512

6.35pm: Came to starboard anchor


Battleship Hill is located about half a mile south-west of Chunuk Bair.


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8 August 1915

Off Anzac left flank

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

4.45am: Commenced firing at Battleship Hill

5.00am: Ceased firing

6.30am: Opened fire on Battleship Hill

7.20am: Firing on Northern slopes of Chunuk Bair as far as Q Hill

9.30am: Ceased firing

1.30pm: Firing at intervals between Chunuk Bair and Q Hill and at Battleship Hill

6.00pm: Sent navigating officer ashore to confer with military

6.17pm: Opened fire on two Turkish field guns and apparently put one out of action

9.00pm: Ammunition fired during the day 321 rounds


Q Hill is located about half a mile north-east of Chunuk Bair.


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9 August 1915

Off Anzac left flank

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

1.00am: Fired a few rounds at Q Hill and the Nek

4.53am: Fired a few rounds at Q Hill

7.00am: Firing at intervals at Q and slopes between that and Chunuk Bair

9.00am: Ceased firing

6.00pm: Sent navigating officer ashore to confer with the military

6.15pm: Opened fire on knoll to south of 305 Hill

9.00pm: Opened slow fire on hill 305

10.30pm: Ceased fire

11.00pm: Expenditure of ammunition during day 171 rounds


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10 August 1915

Off Anzac left flank, and at Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded to Kephalo

6.30am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

7.00am: Entering Kephalo harbour

7.20am: Came to starboard anchor in B4 berth

8.25am: Hoisted out steam pinnace

9.25am: Ammunition ship came alongside. Hands employed taking in ammunition

11.00am: One boy joined ship from H.M.S. "Exmouth". Sent two cot cases to hospital ship

2.30pm: Sent engineer-commander Hammond and chaplain Oakshott effects to H.M.S. "Exmouth"

3.05pm: Completed ammunitioning. Ammunition ship cast off. Received 6-inch 700 cartridges, 350 common shell, 350 Lyddite shell

3.25pm: Weighed and proceeded. Draught of ship: forward 18 feet 9 inches, aft 21 feet 6-inches

5.52pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N17°E, 305 Hill S89°E

5.40pm: Fired a few rounds at Chunuk Bair and continued slow fire till 6.45pm

9.00pm: Fired a few rounds at Chunuk Bair and northern slopes

10.00pm: Expenditure of ammunition for day 23 rounds


Kephalo Bay is also known as Aydıcık Koyu.

Lala Baba is a hill between the southern side of Suvla Bay, also known as Anafartlar Koyu, and the salt lake.


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11 August 1915

At anchor off Anzac left flank

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

4.30am: Commenced firing at intervals at Chunuk Bair till 6.15am

9.00am: Open slow [fire] on Q [Hill] to Chunuk Bair

11.55am: Ceased firing

2.30pm: Firing with common and shrapnel [shell] on Battleship Hill

8.30pm: Fired a few rounds at Chunuk Bair and slopes

10.00pm: Ammunition expended for day 62 rounds


Q Hill is located about half a mile north-east of Chunuk Bair.

Battleship Hill is located about half a mile south-west of Chunuk Bair.


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12 August 1915

At anchor off Anzac left flank

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

4.30am: Fired a few rounds at Chunuk Bair and slopes to right

5.00am: Ceased fire

10.45am: Opened fire at summit of Chunuk Bair and high left slopes. Continued slow fire till 2.30pm

2.00pm: Enemy opened fire on H.M.S. "Grafton" hitting her a few times

3.00pm: Enemy opened fire on destroyer. Opened fire on Battleship Hill

3.15pm: Enemy opened fire on ship and hit three times with shell of small calibre

3.35pm: Weighed and proceeded further to seaward

6.00pm: Came to port anchor in 25 fathoms, 4 shackles, 9100 yards S89°W from 305 Hill

6.30pm: Fired a few registering rounds at Q [Hill]

8.00pm: Opened fire at gully just over our own trenches, 21 rounds, but light too bad to continue

11.00pm: Ammunition expanded during day 22 rounds


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13 August 1915

At anchor off Anzac left flank

Lat 40.23, Long 26.15 [Approximate position; no position given]

4.50am: Fired a few rounds at Chunuk Bair

11.30am: Opened fire on Battleship Hill

12.05pm: Ceased fire

4.50pm: Searched northern and southern slopes of Chunuk Bair by slow fire

8.15pm: Fired a few rounds at Chunuk Bair

10.30pm: Ammunition expanded during day 32 rounds


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14 August 1915

At anchor off Anzac left flank

Lat 40.23, Long 26.15 [Approximate position; no position given]

5.00am: Fired a few rounds at Q [Hill] and ridge to right

9.05am: Fired a few rounds at Turks digging on skyline right of Chunuk Bair

12.25pm: Enemy submarine reported in vicinity. Weighed and proceeded on zigzag courses

7.00pm: Prepared for night defence

7.15pm: Came to port anchor, 5 shackles, 27 fathoms, 9100 yards S89°W from 305 Hill

8.00pm: Darkened ship

10.00pm: Ammunition expended during day 8 rounds


Q Hill is located about half a mile north-east of Chunuk Bair.


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15 August 1915

At anchor off Anzac left flank

Lat 40.23, Long 26.15 [Approximate position; no position given]

4.50am: Prepared for day defence

10.00am: Divisions. Prayers

11.45am: Weighed anchor and proceeded at slow speed

4.00pm: Quarters

6.30pm: Closed to shore to reconnoitre, enemy opened fire with shrapnel

7.00pm: Aeroplane observed attacking balloon ship H.M.S. "Hector". Fired a few round 3-pounder at her

8.00pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N14°E, 305 Hill S89°E

8.30pm: Watch to night defence. Darkened ship


Lala Baba is a hill between the southern side of Suvla Bay, also known as Anafartlar Koyu, and the salt lake.


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16 August 1915

Off Anzac left flank, and at Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

6.10am: Weighted and proceeded to Kephalo. Relieved by H.M.S. "Grafton"

7.45am: Entering Kephalo harbour

8.00am: Came to port anchor, 5 shackles, in 5½ fathoms, in C4 berth

10.30am: Collier came alongside

11.00am: Commenced coaling. Draught of water before coaling: forward 18 feet 4 inches, aft 21 feet 1 inch

2.00pm: Coaling ship

7.40pm: Finished coaling for night. Draught of ship after coaling: forward 19 feet 5 inches, aft 21 feet 10 inches

8.15pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace


Kephalo Bay is also known as Aydıcık Koyu.


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17 August 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

5.30am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

6.00am: Commenced coaling

10.00am: Finished coaling. Received 550 tons. Collier cast off

10.40am: Sent two cot cases to hospital ship

5.00pm: Hands cleaning ship


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18 August 1915

At Kephalo, and off Anzac left flank

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

5.00am: Weighed and proceeded to station on Anzac left flank. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 5 inches, aft 21 feet 10 inches

6.45am: On station. Relieved H.M.S. "Grafton"

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.15pm: Prepared for night defence

7.40pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Closed shore

8.45pm: Stopped engines with ship's head out


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19 August 1915

Off Anzac left flank

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

7.00am: Enemy opened fire from olive grove, Gaba Tepe, and hit ship with 18-pounder in hammock netting port side. Shell not bursting. One boy slightly wounded

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands employed as required

4.00pm: Quarters

8.45pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N23°W, 305 Hill N80°E

10.00pm: Switched on search lights on hill Q

10.15pm: Switched off


Gaba Tepe is also known as Kabatepe.

Lala Baba is a hill between the southern side of Suvla Bay, also known as Anafartlar Koyu, and the salt lake.

Q Hill is located about half a mile north-east of Chunuk Bair.


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20 August 1915

From Kephalo to Suvla Bay, and off Anzac left flank

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

3.55am: Weighed and proceeded slow speed and as required

6.45am: Proceeded to Kephalo. Relieved by H.M.S. "Grafton"

8.30am: Entering Kephalo harbour

8.40am: Came to starboard anchor, 3½ shackles, in 5¼ fathoms, in C4 berth

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands employed as required

12.50pm: Weighed and proceeded to Suvla Bay

2.54pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Suvla N4°W, Lala Baba S58°E

4.30pm: Quarters


Kephalo Bay is also known as Aydıcık Koyu.

Suvla Bay is also known as Anafartlar Koyu.

Cape Suvla is also known as Büyük Kemikli Burnu.


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21 August 1915

At Suvla Bay, and off Anzac left flank

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: Hands employed as required

11.30am: Weighed and proceeded out of Suvla Bay. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 1 inch, aft 21 feet 7 inches

12.50pm: Dropped firing buoy and proceeded seaward at slow speed

2.30pm: Opened fire at two of enemy's batteries preparatory to infantry attack. Fired 242 rounds

4.00pm: Ceased fire

5.02pm: Opened fire, 7 rounds

5.15pm: Ceased fire

6.56pm: Came to port anchor

7.15pm: Weighed and proceeded to Kephalo

9.05pm: Entering Kephalo harbour

9.20pm: Came to starboard anchor, in 6 fathoms, 4 shackles, in C4 berth


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22 August 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

6.10am: Collier came alongside

6.15am: Commenced coaling. Draught of water before coaling: forward 19 feet 1 inch, aft 21 feet 7 inches

6.30am: H.M.S. "Theseus"

10.00am: Coaling ship

12.15pm: Finished coaling. Received 200 tons. Draught of water after coaling: forward 19 feet 6-inches, aft 21 feet 10 inches. Collier cast off

1.10pm: Ammunition ship came alongside

2.30pm: Received 47 6-inch cartridges, 190 6-inch common shell, 63 6-inch Lyddite, 116 6-inch shrapnel and 60 12-pounder cartridges

6.00pm: Ammunition ship cast off


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23 August 1915

At Kephalo, and off Anzac left flank

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and as required

1.00pm: Weighed and proceeded. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 6-inches, aft 21 feet 10 inches

2.55pm: Arrived off Anzac. Relieved H.M.S. "Grafton"

5.45pm: Commenced firing on troops proceeding along road near Anafarta Sagir

6.30pm: Ceased firing

6.45pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N11°E, 305 Hill S87°E

7.00pm: Fired 4 rounds on Chunuk Bair


Anafarta Sagir is also known as Little Hanafart and Küçükanafarta.

Lala Baba is a hill between the southern side of Suvla Bay, also known as Anafartlar Koyu, and the salt lake.


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24 August 1915

At anchor off Anzac left flank

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands employed as required

7.00pm: Fired 7 rounds at Chunuk Bair

7.45pm: Darkened ship


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25 August 1915

From off left flank Anzac to Mudros

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

8.00am: Enemy opened fire at ship with shrapnel. Weighed and proceeded further seaward

1.30pm: Opened fire at gun in tunnel on Abdel Rahman Bair, fired 12 rounds

1.45pm: Ceased firing

6.40pm: Relieved by H.M.S. "Grafton". S51°W for Port Mudros 50 revolutions


Mudros is also spelled Moudros.

Abdel Rahman Bair, also known as Abdul Rahman Spur, is located about a mile north-east of Chunuk Bair.


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26 August 1915

From Anzac to Port Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

1.00am: Sounded every 10 minutes till 2.20am

5.35am: Passed Kombi Island ½ mile abeam

6.45am: Came to starboard anchor in B7 berth. Hoisted out sailing pinnace

9.00am: Employed party drawing stores

11.00am: Discharged one yeoman of signals to H.M.S. "Prince George"

11.40am: Ammunition ship came alongside

1.00pm: Ammunitioning ship

6.00pm: Finished taking in ammunition. Received 1368 6-inch cartridges, 409 6-inch Lyddite, 426 6-inch common shell, 200 12-pounder cartridges, 51 12-pounder common, 10 12-pounder shrapnel. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 3 inches, aft 21 feet 9 inches

7.30pm: Ammunition ship cast off


Kombi Island is also known as Vrachonisida Kompi.


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27 August 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.45am: Collier came alongside

6.45am: Commenced coaling

10.15am: Finished coaling. Received 140 tons

10.30am: Hands cleaning ship

5.00pm: Hoisted in sailing pinnace


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28 August 1915

[From Mudros to Kephalo]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.68

8.00am: Weighed and proceeded to Kephalo

9.50am: Cape Irene abeam

11.00am: Passed French battleship and torpedo boat on opposite course

12.50pm: Passed torpedo boat destroyer H.M.S. "Chelmer" steering south-west

4.00pm: Course as required

5.00pm: Relieved H.M.S. "Grafton" off Anzac

5.30pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N28°W, 305 Hill S84°E

6.30pm: Supplied H.M.S. "Bacchante" picket boat from shore on hospital ship duty with 18 bags of coal and water


Kephalo Bay is also known as Aydıcık Koyu.

Cape Irene is also known as Akra Ayia Irini.

Lala Baba is a hill between the southern side of Suvla Bay, also known as Anafartlar Koyu, and the salt lake.


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29 August 1915

At anchor left flank Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

6.30am: Taube flew over

9.18am: Commenced firing on cross roads to prevent counter attack on Kaiajik Aghala. Fired 8 rounds

10.00am: Divisions. Prayers

5.05pm: Commenced firing on communication trench on Baby 700, 13 rounds

5.30pm: Ceased firing

9.30pm: Commenced firing on Chunuk Bair, 4 rounds

9.45pm: Ceased firing


Wikipedia has an article on the Taube, a German aeroplane. The name also used to be a generic name for German aeroplanes.


Kaiajik Aghala, also known as Hill 60, is located roughly between the salt lake and Büyükanafarta.


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30 August 1915

At anchor left flank Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

5.20am: Commenced firing at trench on top on Chunuk Bair. Fired 5 rounds

5.33am: Ceased fire

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands employed as required

12.50pm: Weighed and proceeded for opening fire on Buyuk Anafarta

1.10pm: Opened fire, 37 rounds

2.00pm: Ceased fire

7.00pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N27°E, 305 Hill S84°E. Commenced firing on Q hill, 5 rounds

7.06pm: Ceased firing

7.40pm: Darkened ship


Buyuk Anafarta is also known as Büyükanafarta.

Lala Baba is a hill between the southern side of Suvla Bay, also known as Anafartlar Koyu, and the salt lake.

Q Hill is located about half a mile north-east of Chunuk Bair.


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31 August 1915

From Anzac to Kephalo, and at Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

7.00am: Weighed. Relieved by H.M.S. "Grafton"

7.10am: Proceeded to Kephalo

8.45am: Entering Kephalo harbour

8.55am: Came to port anchor, 3 shackles, in 5½ fathoms, in C4 berth.

9.00am: Flooded two starboard blister compartments. Side party painting port water line.

10.30am: One sub-lieutenant R.N.R. joined ship from H.M.S. "Exmouth"

4.00pm: Quarters

5.30pm: Hands employed as required

8.30pm: Darkened ship


Kephalo Bay is also known as Aydıcık Koyu.


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of September 1915


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie, A367

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.0005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under after shelter deck, outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 30th

J. Hicks, 684.503



J. Hicks, 684.504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 30th

Negretti and Zambra, 9342



Negretti and Zambra, 5746





LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915


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1 September 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

5.45am: Veered to 5 shackles

7.00am: H.M.S. "Edgar" arrived

9.00am: Exercised 12-pounder guns crew at drill. Remainder hands as required

12.45am: Made monthly payment to ship's company

9.05pm: Steam pinnace left for the shore to draw fires and moor up


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2 September 1915

At Kephalo, and from Kephalo to Anzac left flank position

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

7.00am: H.M.S. "Theseus" arrived

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands employed as required

3.00pm: Weighed and proceeded out of Kephalo to Anzac left flank position

4.45pm: Relieved H.M.S. "Grafton"

7.00pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N27°E, 305 Hill S85°E

7.10pm: Opened fire on Chunuk Bair, 5 rounds

7.20pm: Prepared for night defence

7.35pm: Darkened ship

9.30pm: Turks attacked right flank for a short time


Lala Baba is a hill between the southern side of Suvla Bay, also known as Anafartlar Koyu, and the salt lake.


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3 September 1915

Off Anzac left flank

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

5.35am: Fired 3 rounds at Chunuk Bair. Weighed

9.30am: Hands employed as required

6.55pm: Came to starboard anchor and fired 5 rounds at Chunuk Bair. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N30°E, 305 Hill S85½°E


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4 September 1915

Off Anzac left flank position

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

5.30am: Opened fire on Q [Hill] and fired 6 rounds

5.50am: Weighed and proceeded at slow speed, course as required

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship

5.15pm: Opened fire on the Nek

5.38pm: Ceased fire

6.00pm: Recommenced firing at earthworks on Nek

6.07pm: Ceased firing

7.30am: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N½°E, 305 Hill S83°E


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5 September 1915

Off Anzac left flank position, and at Kephalo

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

5.00am: Weighed and proceeded at slow speed, course as required

9.30am: Divisions. Read prayers

5.00pm: Relieved by H.M.S. "Grafton". Proceeded to Kephalo

6.40pm: Entering Kephalo harbour

6.50pm: Stopped. Came to starboard anchor, in 6 fathoms, 3 shackles, in C4 berth. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 0 inch, aft 21 feet 9 inches


Kephalo Bay is also known as Aydıcık Koyu.


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6 September 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

5.40am: Collier S.S. "Scawby" secured alongside

6.00am: Commenced coaling. Draught of water before coaling: forward 19 feet 0 inch, aft 21 feet 9 inches

10.00am: Coaling

12.45pm: Finished coaling. Received 330 tons. Draught of water after coaling: forward 19 feet 8 inches, aft 22 feet 1 inch

3.00pm: Cleaning ship


Tees Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Scawby".


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7 September 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

6.35am: H.M.S. "Theseus" arrived

10.00am: Discharged sub-lieutenant Laidlaw R.N.R. to H.M.S. "Europa" via H.M.S. "Colne"

10.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.15pm: Steam pinnace drew fires


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8 September 1915

At Kephalo, and to Anzac left flank position

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

4.45am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

6.50am: H.M.S. "Edgar" arrived

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands employed as required

2.50pm: Weighed and proceeded to Anzac, course as required. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 8 inches, aft 22 feet 1 inch

4.45pm: Relieved H.M.S. "Grafton"

5.00pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N7½°E, 305 Hill S88°E

6.05pm: Opened fire, fired 11 rounds at Hill 100 Asma Dere

6.15pm: Hoisted out sailing pinnacle with diving gear and sent her to Anzac beach to salve rifles


Lala Baba is a hill between the southern side of Suvla Bay, also known as Anafartlar Koyu, and the salt lake.

Hill 100, the high ground near the stream Asma Dere, is located about half a mile north of Chunuk Bair.


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9 September 1915

Off Anzac left flank position

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands employed as required

6.20pm: Open fire. Fired 5 rounds at summit of Chunuk Bair

6.30pm: Ceased firing


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10 September 1915

Off Anzac left flank

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands employed clean ship and as required

1.15pm: Commenced firing at guns in tunnel on Abdel Rahman Bair. Fired 12 rounds

1.30pm: Ceased firing

4.28pm: Commenced firing at gun on Abdel Rahman Bair (6 rounds)

4.46pm: Ceased firing

7.30pm: Darkened ship


Abdel Rahman Bair, also known as Abdul Rahman Spur, is located about a mile north-east of Chunuk Bair.


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11 September 1915

Off Anzac left flank position, and at Kephalo

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship and chipping paintwork

11.20am: Open fire on guns on Abdul Rahman Bair, 7 rounds

12.50pm: Commenced firing at gun on Abdel Rahman Bair (6 rounds)

1.05pm: Ceased firing

5.10pm: Weighed and proceeded to Kephalo

6.45pm: Entering Kephalo harbour

6.55pm: Came to starboard anchor, 5 shackles, in 6 fathoms, in C4 berth. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 6-inches, aft 22 feet 0 inch

8.15pm: Steam pinnace left ship for shore to moor up and draw fires


Kephalo Bay is also known as Aydıcık Koyu.


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12 September 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

7.30am: H.M.S. "Edgar" arrived

9.30am: Divisions. Read prayers

4.00pm: Quarters


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13 September 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

5.40am: H.M.S. "Ben McCree" sailed [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant H.M.S. "Ben-My-Chree"]

9.30am: Examination held on board for the rank of gunner in seamanship

11.00am: Hands employed painting ship

3.15pm: H.M.S. "Theseus" sailed

5.00pm: Hands painting ship

9.00pm: Steam pinnace left ship for shore to moor up and draw fires


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14 September 1915

At Kephalo, and to Anzac left flank position

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

6.50am: H.M.S. "Theseus" arrived

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: Hands employed as required

2.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as required, to Anzac left flank position. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 5 inches, aft 21 feet 11 inches

4.45pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N12°E, 305 Hill S88°E. Relieved H.M.S. "Grafton"


Lala Baba is a hill between the southern side of Suvla Bay, also known as Anafartlar Koyu, and the salt lake.


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15 September 1915

Off Anzac left flank position

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

9.30am: 6-inch crews at loader drill

5.25pm: Opened fire on Chunuk Bair, 8 rounds


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16 September 1915

Off Anzac left flank position

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Hands employed scraping paintwork

10.00am: 12-pounder guns crews at drill. 6-inch guns crews at loader [drill]

10.15pm: Rapid fire broke out from Anzac centre to extreme right flank

10.45pm: Fire slackened


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17 September 1915

Off Anzac left flank position

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: Sailing pinnace returned from Anzac and was hoisted in

10.00am: 6-inch and 12-pounder guns crews at loader drill

4.25pm: Read warrant number 2

5.55pm: Open fire on gun pits

6.15pm: Ceased fire

8.25pm: Commenced firing at top of Chunuk Bair (12 rounds)

8.50pm: Ceased fire


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18 September 1915

Off Anzac left flank position, and at Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

5.20am: Weighed and proceeded 50 revolutions to Kephalo

7.40am: Entering Kephalo harbour

7.55am: Stopped. Came to port anchor in C4 berth

9.15am: Collier S.S. "Queensland Transport" came alongside

10.20am: Commenced coaling. Draught of water before coaling: forward 19 feet 3 inches, aft 21 feet 10 inches

2.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 230 tons. Draught of water after coaling: forward 19 feet 7 inches, aft 22 feet 1 inch

5.00pm: One corporal and marine bugler joined ship from H.M.S. "Albion"

7.45pm: Hostile aeroplane dropped three bombs in harbour


Tees Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Queensland Transport".


Kephalo Bay is also known as Aydıcık Koyu.


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19 September 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

7.00am: H.M.S. "Theseus" arrived

8.30am: Hands cleaning ship

8.50am: Divisions

9.20am: Sent Roman Catholics to H.M.S. "Exmouth"

11.00am: Read prayers

11.55am: H.M.S. "Ben McCree" arrived [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant H.M.S. "Ben-My-Chree"]

4.30pm: Quarters

9.30pm: Hostile aeroplane dropped two bombs

10.00pm: Steam pinnace drew fires


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20 September 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

5.00am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and as required

2.20pm: H.M.S. "Theseus" arrived

6.15pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace


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21 September 1915

At Kephalo, and off Anzac left flank position

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

3.40am: H.M.S. "Arno" left harbour

7.00am: Held Roman Catholic service on board

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands employed and as required

1.20pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour to Anzac left flank, course as required. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 6-inches, aft 22 feet 0 inch

3.20pm: Relieved H.M.S. "Grafton"

3.45pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N13°E, 305 Hill S84°E

7.10pm: Fired 6 rounds at Chunuk Bair


Lala Baba is a hill between the southern side of Suvla Bay, also known as Anafartlar Koyu, and the salt lake.


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22 September 1915

Off Anzac left flank

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

9.30am: Gunnery training class at instruction. 6-inch guns crews at loader [drill]

5.00pm: Gunnery training class at instruction. 6-inch guns crews at loader [drill]

6.10pm: Opened fire at Chunuk Bair (11 rounds)

9.00pm: Opened fire at Chunuk Bair

9.15pm: Ceased fire


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23 September 1915

Off Anzac left flank

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

10.00am: Gunnery training classes at instruction

3.55pm: Open fire at gun in G3X5

4.45pm: Ceased firing. Fired 11 rounds

6.35pm: Opened fire on gun in G3B9

6.39pm: Ceased firing

8.40pm: Fired 8 rounds at Chunuk Bair


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24 September 1915

At Anzac, and to Port Mudros

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Gunnery training classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

5.15pm: Relieved by H.M.S. "Grafton"

5.45pm: 21 marines joined ship from H.M.S. "Prince George" per H.M.S. "Grafton"

6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to Mudros


Mudros is also spelled Moudros.


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25 September 1915

From Anzac to Port Mudros, and at Port Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Course as required for entering Port Mudros

6.51am: Stopped

7.13am: Proceeded to A8 berth

7.27am: Came to port anchor

9.30am: Hands cleaning ship and as required

Noon: Discharged stoker petty officer to H.M.S. "Prince George"

12.30pm: S.S. "Swanley" came alongside

1.30pm: Hands employed drawing naval stores and provisioning ship

3.00pm: Unshipping main derrick

5.35pm: S.S. "Swanley" cast off


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Swanley".


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26 September 1915

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.40am: S.S. "Swansea Vale" came alongside

7.00am: Ammunitioning ship. Received 300 cartridges, 121 Lyddite shells, 147 common shells

8.30am: S.S. "Swansea Vale" cast off

9.00am: Weighed and proceeded alongside H.M.S. "Reliance". Transported main derrick there for repairs. Draught of water: forward 18 feet 10 inches, aft 21 feet 11 inches

11.00am: Returned to A8 berth

11.20am: Came to port anchor

11.40am: Divisions. Read prayers

9.15pm: One yeoman of signals joined ship from H.M.S. "Europa"


Clyde Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Swansea Vale".


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27 September 1915

At Mudros, and to Anzac

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands employed as required

11.00am: Received one cutter from H.M.S. "Bacchante" in exchange for damaged second cutter

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to Anzac. Draught of water: forward 18 feet 10 inches, aft 21 feet 11 inches


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28 September 1915

From Mudros to Anzac, and at Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

5.00am: Course and speed as required. Hauled in patent log

6.15am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N9°E, 305 Hill S85°E

7.00am: Relieved H.M.S. "Grafton" on Anzac left flank

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Gunnery training classes to instruction. Remainder hands scraping paintwork and as required

5.45pm: Opened fire on Chunuk Bair

6.05pm: Ceased firing


Lala Baba is a hill between the southern side of Suvla Bay, also known as Anafartlar Koyu, and the salt lake.


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29 September 1915

Off Anzac left flank

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Gunnery training classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

4.30pm: Training classes at instruction. Remainder hands scraping paintwork

5.20pm: Weighed and proceeded as required

5.45pm: Opened fore at Nek. Enemy opened fire on ship

6.07pm: Ceased fire

6.25pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N18°E, 305 Hill S84°E

9.35pm: Opened fire on Chunuk Bair

9.50pm: Ceased fire


Lala Baba is a hill between the southern side of Suvla Bay, also known as Anafartlar Koyu, and the salt lake.


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30 September 1915

Off Anzac left flank

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

9.30am: Gunnery training classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

12.50pm: Weighed and proceeded as required. Spotting for H.M.S. "M.19" firing at Gaba Tepe ruins

3.30pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N18°E, 305 Hill S84°E

4.00pm: Gunnery training classes at instruction

5.50pm: Opened fire on Q Hill.

5.55pm: Turks opened fire on ship apparently with 4.1 inch gun. Weighed and proceeded seaward. Shell burst outside Y1 casemate, two men being seriously wounded

7.15pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N30°E, 305 Hill S75°E. Discharged two cases to hospital ship S.S. "Dongola"

10.20pm: Weighed and proceeded as required

10.40pm: Opened fire at Q [Hill]

11.07pm: Ceased firing


Clyde Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Dongola".


Gaba Tepe is also known as Kabatepe.

Q Hill is located about half a mile north-east of Chunuk Bair.


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of October 1915


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie, A367

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.0005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under after shelter deck, outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

J. Hicks, 684.503



J. Hicks, 684.504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

Negretti and Zambra



Negretti and Zambra, 5746





LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915


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1 October 1915

Off Anzac, and at Kephalo

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

9.30am: Gunnery training classes at instruction. Remainder hands scraping paintwork

9.35am: Fog lifted

3.45pm: Proceeded to Kephalo course as required

5.20pm: Entered Kephalo harbour

5.28pm: Came to starboard anchor, 4½ shackles, in 6 fathoms, in C4 berth

6.00pm: One boy rating joined ship from H.M.S. "Cornwallis"


Kephalo Bay is also known as Aydıcık Koyu.


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2 October 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

6.00am: Collier S.S. "Atair" came alongside

6.40am: Commenced coaling

10.00am: Coaling ship. Draught of water before coaling: 18 feet 6-inches forward, 21 feet 10 inches aft

12.20pm: Finished coaling. Took on charge 330 tons of coal. Draught of water after coaling: 19 feet 7 inches forward, 22 feet 1 inch aft

12.50pm: Collier cast off

2.00pm: Hands cleaning ship


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3 October 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

12.45am: Drew fires in steam pinnace

6.00am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

9.15am: Sent Roman Catholics to H.M.S. "Cornwallis"

11.15am: H.M.S. "Hecla" arrived

11.20am: Divisions. Prayers

8.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace


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4 October 1915

At Kephalo, and off Anzac

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

4.00am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

9.00am: Training classes at instructions. 12-pounder guns crews at gun drill. Remainder hands as employed

4.05pm: Weighed and proceeded to position off Anzac, course as required

5.00pm: Gunnery training classes at instruction

6.00pm: Relieved H.M.S. "Grafton"

6.15pm: Stopped

6.25pm: Opened fire on Chunuk Bair

6.34pm: Ceased firing

6.42pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N15°E, 305 Hill S85°E


Lala Baba is a hill between the southern side of Suvla Bay, also known as Anafartlar Koyu, and the salt lake.


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5 October 1915

Off Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

9.30am: Exercised general quarters

10.15am: Secured

10.45am: Gunnery training classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as required to support monitor H.M.S. "M.19" while firing

4.30pm: Gunnery training classes at instruction

6.00pm: Opened fire on Chunuk Bair, 8 rounds

6.25pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N27½°E, 305 Hill S87°E


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6 October 1915

Off Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

6.00am: Weighed

9.00am: Gunnery training classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

5.00pm: Gunnery training classes at instruction

5.45pm: Opened fire on Chunuk Bair, 13 rounds

6.50pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Ari Burnu N60°E, Lala Baba N14°E


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7 October 1915

Off Anzac, and at Kephalo

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

4.45am: Weighed and proceeded to mark buoy

5.20am: Opened fire on at Q [Hill]

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

9.45am: Gunnery training classes at instruction. Remainder scraping paintwork

11.30am: Sent one cot case to hospital ship S.S. "Karapara"

4.10pm: Relieved by H.M.S. "Grafton", proceeded to Kephalo, course as required. Gunnery training classes at instruction

6.05pm: Came to starboard anchor, 4½ shackles, in 7 fathoms, C4 berth

10.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace


Tyne Built Ships lists a reference to S.S. "Karapara", and Roll of Honour also lists a reference to H.M.H.S. "Karapara".


Kephalo Bay is also known as Aydıcık Koyu.

Q Hill is located about half a mile north-east of Chunuk Bair.


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8 October 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

7.35am: H.M.S. "Edgar" arrived

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands scraping blisters. Gunnery training classes at instruction

3.30pm: Picked up stern wire

4.30pm: Hands employed painting mess deck, holystoning upper deck. Gunnery training classes at instruction

6.30pm: One sick berth attendant joined ship from H.M.S. "Europa"

7.45pm: Very heavy southerly squalls

8.30pm: Let go stern wire and furled quarter deck awning

10.00pm: Set anchor watch


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9 October 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship and painting port blister

6.50pm: Steam pinnace left ship to carry out harbour patrol duty


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10 October 1915

At Kephalo, and off Anzac

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

8.50am: Sent Roman Catholics to H.M.S. "Cornwallis"

9.15am: Chaplain from H.M.S. "Cornwallis" held divine service on board

10.15am: Divisions

11.20am: Discharged three cases for medical survey to H.M.S. "Cornwallis"

12.10pm: H.M.S. "Edgar" sailed

1.38pm: Weighed and proceeded to Anzac. Course as required

3.20pm: Arrived off Anzac. Relieved H.M.S. "Grafton"

5.05pm – 5.15pm: Opened fire at body of troops in Chana Ovasi

5.50pm: Opened fire on Q Hill

6.00pm: Ceased fire

6.18pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N33°E, 305 Hill S83°E


Chana Ovasi is located about 6 miles south-west of Chunuk Bair.

Q Hill is located about half a mile north-east of Chunuk Bair.

Lala Baba is a hill between the southern side of Suvla Bay, also known as Anafartlar Koyu, and the salt lake.


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11 October 1915

Off Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Gunnery training classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

5.00pm: Gunnery training classes at instruction


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12 October 1915

Off Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Gunnery training classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

5.00pm: Gunnery training classes at instruction

5.30pm: Opened fire on Chunuk Bair, 12 rounds


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13 October 1915

[Off Anzac, and at Kephalo]

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

9.30am: Gunnery training classes at instruction. Remainder hands employed scraping paintwork

1.05pm: Weighed and proceeded to Kephalo. Course as required

4.18pm: Stopped. Came to starboard anchor, in 7 fathoms, C4 berth

6.00pm: H.M.S. "Edgar" arrived


Kephalo Bay is also known as Aydıcık Koyu.


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14 October 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

6.20am: Collier S.S. "Antar" came alongside

7.20am: Commenced coaling

11.00am: Finished coaling. Took on charge 221 tons of coal

11.30am: Collier cast off

2.00pm: Hands cleaning ship


Tyne Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Antar".


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15 October 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

10.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as required

5.00pm: Gunnery training classes at instruction


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16 October 1915

At Kephalo, and off Anzac

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

9.40am: Gunnery training classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to Anzac. Draft of water: forward 19 feet 4 inches, aft 21 feet 11 inches. Course as required

3.15pm: Arrived off Anzac. Relieved H.M.S. "Grafton"

4.30pm: Dropped firing buoy

5.40pm: Opened fire on Chunuk Bair

6.00pm: Ceased fire. Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N20°E, 305 Hill East


Lala Baba is a hill between the southern side of Suvla Bay, also known as Anafartlar Koyu, and the salt lake.


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17 October 1915

Off Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

8.00am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as required

9.30am: Divisions. Read prayers

1.30pm: Proceeded slow to close H.M.S. "Humber"

4.00pm: Closed H.M.S. "Edgar" to communicate

4.45pm: In position for firing at Turkish camp, but weather unfavourable for aeroplane

6.05pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N12°E, 305 Hill N81°E


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18 October 1915

Off Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Gunnery training classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

2.00pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded to firing position off Chana Ovasi

2.30pm: Firing postponed

5.10pm: Opened fire on Q [Hill], 7 rounds

6.30pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N12°E, 305 Hill N85°E


Chana Ovasi is located about 6 miles south-west of Chunuk Bair.

Q Hill is located about half a mile north-east of Chunuk Bair.


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19 October 1915

Off Anzac, and at Kephalo

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Gunnery training classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

2.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to Kephalo. Course as required

4.50pm: Came to port anchor, 4½ shackles, in 6 fathoms, in C4 berth


Kephalo Bay is also known as Aydıcık Koyu.


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20 October 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

9.00am: Gunnery training classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

11.00am: Discharged one sick berth steward to H.M.S. "Cornwallis"

2.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

5.30pm: Received engineers stores from S.S. "Swanley"


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Swanley".


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21 October 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

9.00am: Gunnery training classes at instruction. Remainder hands scraping paintwork and as required

1.25pm: Gunnery training class at instruction

6.00pm: Let go starboard anchor under foot

Midnight: Gale from NE with long heavy swell ship ranging considerably


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22 October 1915

At Kephalo, and off Anzac

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers. Gunnery training classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

1.35pm: Weighed and proceeded to Anzac. Draft of water: forward 18 feet 10 inches, aft 21 feet 10 inches. Course as required

3.30pm: Arrived Anzac. Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N13°E, 305 Hill N85°E. Relieved H.M.S. "Grafton"

5.35pm: Opened fire on Q [Hill]

5.44pm: Ceased fire


Lala Baba is a hill between the southern side of Suvla Bay, also known as Anafartlar Koyu, and the salt lake.

Q Hill is located about half a mile north-east of Chunuk Bair.


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23 October 1915

Off Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship

4.00pm: Quarters


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24 October 1915

Off Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

9.45am: Divisions. Prayers

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to firing position off Chana Ovasi

5.00pm: Opened fire on 38 Red [?]

5.30pm: Ceased fire. Returned to Anzac

5.55pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N8°E, 305 Hill N85°E


Chana Ovasi is located about 6 miles south-west of Chunuk Bair.

Lala Baba is a hill between the southern side of Suvla Bay, also known as Anafartlar Koyu, and the salt lake.


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25 October 1915

Off Anzac, and to Kephalo

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

9.30am: Gunnery training classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

11.15am: Opened fire on earthworks to southward of Chunuk Bair

11.33am: Ceased firing

2.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to Kephalo. Course as required

5.00pm: Came to starboard anchor, 2 shackles, in 5½ fathoms, in D4 berth, Kephalo

8.05pm: Weighed and proceeded to Dedeagatch. Course as required


Kephalo Bay is also known as Aydıcık Koyu.

Dedeagatch is also known as Alexandroupoli.


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26 October 1915

From Imbros Island to Dedeagatch and Port Mudros

Lat 40.83, Long 25.88

2.10am: Stopped

5.40am: Proceeded

7.00am: Arrived at rendezvous with H.M.S. "Ben-My-Chree" and monitors H.M.S. "M.28" and H.M.S. "M.19"

8.00am: Stopped. Arrived off Dedeagatch to supported monitors and aeroplane ship H.M.S. "Ben-My-Chree" while firing at Badoma railway junction

11.00am: Proceeded inshore and opened fire with 12-pounders on railway bridge and trucks

2.00pm: Proceeded to Port Mudros

11.30pm: Sighted Lemnos Island


Imbros is also known as Gökçeada.

Mudros is also spelled Moudros.

Badoma railway junction is located near the ruin of the Potamos railway station, at the northern edge of Alexandroupoli, also known as Dedeagatch.


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27 October 1915

From Dedeagatch to Port Mudros, and at Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.00am: Course as required for entering Port Mudros

7.05am: Stopped. Came to starboard anchor, 3 shackles, in 5 fathoms, in A5 berth

8.00am: Collier S.S. "Kingsway" came alongside

8.45am: Commenced coaling. Draught before coaling: forward 18 feet 6-inches, aft 21 feet 8 inches

2.00pm: Coaling ship

4.00pm: Finished coaling. Took on charge 447 tons of coal. Draught after coaling: forward 19 feet 7 inches, aft 22 feet 1 inch

6.00pm: Discharged one boy wireless telegraphist to H.M.S. "Europa"


Wear Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Kingsway".


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28 October 1915

At Port Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

9.05am: Weighed and proceeded alongside H.M.S. "Reliance". Took on board main Derrick and transferred to her four 12-pounder 12 cwt guns

2.10pm: Cast off from H.M.S. "Reliance" and proceeded to A5 berth

2.29pm: Came to port anchor


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29 October 1915

At Port Mudros, and from Port Mudros to Anzac

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.30am: Sent one petty officer and eight hands to S.S. "Gibraltar" about new anchors

7.00am: Eight hands employed placing three shackles of sheet cable on each bower and vice-versa

8.30am: Received two Hall's stockless anchors 95 cwt and two shackles cable. Hands employed stowing them and replacing old anchors in lighter

3.45pm: Sub-lieutenant Whelpton R.N.R. joined ship from H.M.S. "Europa"

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour, course as required


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30 October 1915

From Port Mudros to Anzac, and at Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

6.00am: Arrived off Anzac. Relieved H.M.S. "Grafton"

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

5.30pm: Opened fire on Chunuk Bair

6.10pm: Came to starboard anchor off Anzac Cove in 12 fathoms. Whaler proceeded ashore with captain for general Birdwood

9.25pm: Weighed and proceeded to off shore berth

9.45 Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N18°E, 305 Hill N89°E


General William Birdwood was the commander of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.


Lala Baba is a hill between the southern side of Suvla Bay, also known as Anafartlar Koyu, and the salt lake.


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31 October 1915

At Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

7.20am: Enemy opened fire on transport 237. Shortened in to 3½ shackles

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

6.10am: Veered to 5 shackles


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of November 1915


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie, A367

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.0005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under after shelter deck, outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 30th

J. Hicks, 684.503



J. Hicks, 684.504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 30th

Negretti and Zambra



Negretti and Zambra, 5746





LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915


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1 November 1915

At Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

6.00am: H.M.S. "M.23" proceeded to Kephalo

9.30am: Divisions. Gunnery training class at instruction


Kephalo Bay is also known as Aydıcık Koyu.


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2 November 1915

At Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Gunnery training class at instruction

10.10am: Torpedo boat destroyer H.M.S. "Mosquito" communicated by boat

1.30pm: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instruction. Remainder as required

5.15pm: Opened fire on ridge to right of Q [Hill], 12 rounds


Q Hill is located about half a mile north-east of Chunuk Bair.


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3 November 1915

At Anzac, and at Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

7.00am: Relieved by H.M.S. "Grafton". Chaplain C.B. Marshall joined ship

7.20am: Weighed

7.30am: Proceeded to Kephalo. Course as required

9.26am: Stopped. Came to starboard anchor C4 berth Kephalo, 4 shackles, in 6 fathoms

10.30am: Gunnery training classes at instruction. Three boy telegraphists joined ship from H.M.S. "Cornwallis"

3.00pm: Discharged two ratings to H.M.S. "Colne"


Kephalo Bay is also known as Aydıcık Koyu.


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4 November 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

6.45am: Roman Catholic chaplain held service on board

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

1.00pm: Hands employed painting mess deck

2.00pm: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instruction


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5 November 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Gunnery and seamanship classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

12.30pm: Discharged two invalids to H.M.S. "Cornwallis"

1.05pm: Weighed and proceeded to Anzac. Course as required. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 2 inches, aft 21 feet 11 inches

2.40pm: Relieved H.M.S. "Grafton"

3.30pm: Opened fire on Turkish troops in Chana Ovasi

4.00pm: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instruction

4.30pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N18°E, 305 Hill S88°E

5.15pm: Fired 12 rounds at Chunuk Bair


Chana Ovasi is located about 6 miles south-west of Chunuk Bair.

Lala Baba is a hill between the southern side of Suvla Bay, also known as Anafartlar Koyu, and the salt lake.


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6 November 1915

At Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship

12.30pm: Weighed anchor

3.45pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N19°E, 305 Hill N3°E

5.05pm: Opened fire at Chunuk Bair, 13 rounds

5.20pm: Ceased firing

6.45pm: Veered to 4½ shackles


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7 November 1915

At Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

7.00am: Weighed

9.30am: Divisions

10.45am: Held divine service

1.30pm: Prepared to bombard camp in 69A9

2.30pm: Postponed due to weather conditions unfavourable to aeroplane

6.00pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N15°E, 305 Hill N87°E


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8 November 1915

At Anzac, and at Kephalo

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

9.40am: Weighed and proceeded to firing position. Proceedings postponed, unable to obtain signals from aeroplane

1.05pm: Fired 11 rounds at Turkish gun reported in 47X4

2.15pm: Ceased fire

3.40pm: Opened fire on Bird trenches, 22 rounds

4.10pm: Relieved by H.M.S. "Grafton", proceeded to Kephalo. Course as required

5.40pm: Stopped. Came to starboard anchor in C4 berth Kephalo


Kephalo Bay is also known as Aydıcık Koyu.

The Bird trenches were Turkish positions, situated near Gaba Tepe, also known as Kabatepe.


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9 November 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

6.00am: Prepared to coal ship

10.00am: Hands as required


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10 November 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

6.30am: Collier S.S. "Penmorvan" came alongside [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant S.S. "Penmorvah"]

7.00am: Commenced coaling. Draught of water before coaling: forward 19 feet 0 inch, aft 21 feet 8 inches

10.00am: Coaling ship

11.55am: Finished coaling, received 339 tons. Draught of water after coaling: forward 19 feet 8 inches, aft 22 feet 2 inches

1.00pm: Collier cast off

5.20pm: Sent guard boat on patrol


Tees Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Penmorvah".


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11 November 1915

At Kephalo, and at Anzac

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

6.00am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

7.15am: Guard boat returned from patrol

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Received carpenters stores from S.S. "Highland Monarch"

11.00am: Drew fires in, and hoisted in, steam pinnace

Noon: Weighed and proceeded. Course as required to Anzac. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 8 inches, aft 22 feet 2 inches

2.05pm: Relieved H.M.S. "Grafton". Stopped

4.25pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N14°E, 305 Hill S86°E


Lala Baba is a hill between the southern side of Suvla Bay, also known as Anafartlar Koyu, and the salt lake.


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12 November 1915

At Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

9.45am: Exercised general quarters

1.50pm: Weighed anchor

2.25pm: Opened fire on Bird trenches, 25 rounds

6.00pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N22°E, 305 [Hill] East


The Bird trenches were Turkish positions, situated near Gaba Tepe, also known as Kabatepe.


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13 November 1915

At Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship

Noon: Weighed anchor

4.40pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N15°E, 305 Hill N76°E

6.00pm: Opened fire on Battleship Hill trenches, 19 rounds

11.00pm: Submarine spotted in vicinity. Gun watches extended


Battleship Hill is located about half a mile south-west of Chunuk Bair.


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14 November 1915

At Anzac, and at Kephalo

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

1.30am: Additional precautions observed. Submarine having been reported in vicinity

6.15am: Weighed anchor

9.45am: Divisions

10.30am: Held divine service

2.55pm: Proceeded to Kephalo. Course as required

3.30pm: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

5.04pm: Came to starboard anchor, 4½ shackles, in 6 fathoms, D4 berth Kephalo

5.15pm: Hoisted out steam pinnace


Kephalo Bay is also known as Aydıcık Koyu.


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15 November 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Gunnery and seamanship classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

1.30pm: Gunnery and seamanship classes at instruction

5.10pm: Let go port anchor

10.30pm: H.M.S. "Edgar" arrived


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16 November 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

9.20am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: Gunnery and seamanship classes at instruction. Marines exercised at infantry drill

11.30am: Lost overboard by accident one feeder oil pattern number 23

1.30pm: One ships steward joined ship

2.30pm: Gunnery and seamanship classes at instruction

5.15pm: H.M.S. "Theseus" arrived


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17 November 1915

At Kephalo, [and to Anzac]

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

12.50am: H.M.S. "Edgar" arrived

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: Gunnery and seamanship classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

10.00am: Discharged one corporal Marines to H.M.S. "Europa"

1.15pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour. Course as required to Anzac

3.25pm: Altered course SSW, head to gale

10.00pm: Course as required


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18 November 1915

At Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

6.35am: Returned to Anzac

8.20am: Engines as required

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Gunnery and seamanship classes at instruction

2.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

4.15pm: Ordinary seamen and boys at physical drill

5.20pm: Stopped. Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N14°E, 305 Hill N88°E

5.25pm: Opened fire at Q [Hill]


Lala Baba is a hill between the southern side of Suvla Bay, also known as Anafartlar Koyu, and the salt lake.

Q Hill is located about half a mile north-east of Chunuk Bair.


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19 November 1915

At Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

7.15am: Weighed anchor

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

9.50am: Exercised general quarters

10.40am: Gunnery and seamanship classes at instruction

12.45pm: Hands at action stations for bombardment of camp, 69A

2.20pm: Bombardment postponed

4.30pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N14°E, 305 Hill N78°E

4.45pm: Opened fire on Battleship Hill

5.10pm: Ceased fire


Battleship Hill is located about half a mile south-west of Chunuk Bair.


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20 November 1915

At Anzac, and at Aliki Bay

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

8.30am: Weighed anchor

10.30am: Hands cleaning ship

12.10pm: Opened fire at camps 69 A.5 and 69 L.5, 107 rounds

1.00pm: Ceased firing

3.15pm: Proceeded to Aliki Bay. Course as required

6.08pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Cape Aliki flagstaff N61°E 9.4 cables, Sharp Peak N46°W

7.40pm: Let go port anchor under foot

9.30pm: Set anchor watch


Aliki Bay is located on the south side of Gökçeada, off the salt lake Tuz Gölü.


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21 November 1915

At Aliki Bay

Lat 40.12, Long 25.94

2.00am: Anchor watch kept

6.00am: Anchor watch kept

9.30am: Divisions. Held divine service. H.M.S. "Swiftsure" and H.M.S. "Theseus" arrived

11.00am: Anchor watch kept

2.00pm: Anchor watch kept

6.00pm: Anchor watch kept

10.00pm: Anchor watch kept


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22 November 1915

At Aliki Bay

Lat 40.12, Long 25.94

2.00am: Anchor watch kept

6.00am: Anchor watch kept

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instruction. Remainder as required

11.00am: Anchor watch kept

1.00pm: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instruction

2.30pm: Anchor watch kept

4.15pm: Boys and ordinary seamen at physical drill

6.30pm: Anchor watch kept

10.00pm: Anchor watch kept


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23 November 1915

At Aliki Bay, and at Anzac

Lat 40.12, Long 25.94

2.00am: Anchor watch kept

6.00am: Anchor watch kept

9.15am: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instruction

9.30am: Court-martial assembled on board

1.00pm: Second court-martial assembled

2.20pm: Weighed and proceeded to Anzac. Course as required. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 1 inch, aft 21 feet 10 inches

5.00pm: Stopped. Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N12°E, 305 Hill N86°E


Lala Baba is a hill between the southern side of Suvla Bay, also known as Anafartlar Koyu, and the salt lake.


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24 November 1915

At Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

7.00am: Weighed anchor

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Control parties at drill. Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instruction

1.30pm: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instruction

4.40pm: Opened fire on 56O4. Fired 24 rounds

5.05pm: Ceased fire

5.30pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N16°E, 305 Hill N87°E

7.15pm: Guns crews exercised at night firing

9.00pm: Guns crews exercised at night firing


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25 November 1915

At Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

7.00am: Weighed

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Seamanship training class at instruction. Marine detachment at small arms drill

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

1.45pm: Let go starboard anchor

2.00pm: Opened fire on 56Q4 and 56W1

3.00pm: Ceased firing. Enemy returned fire. Weighed

5.35pm: Stopped. Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N26°E, 305 Hill East


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26 November 1915

At Anzac, and at Kephalo

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

6.45am: Weighed

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.30am: Enemy opened fire from olive grove

11.30am: Enemy opened fire from Anzac left flank

1.00pm: Covered monitor "M.35" while firing at 56Q4

3.00pm: H.M.S. "Grafton" relieved. Strong southerly wind

3.45pm: Took lighter "K.9" in tow and proceeded to Kephalo

4.20pm: Tow parted. Stopped and picked up tow

5.00pm: Proceeded

6.00pm: Tow parted. Escorted lighter. Very heavy rain squalls necessitating slow speeds and occasionally stopping. Sounding continually. Wind shifting continually between S and NW

8.30pm: Weather cleared

9.30pm: Entered Kephalo harbour

9.54pm: Came to starboard anchor, 4½ shackles, in C4 berth, 6 fathoms


Kephalo Bay is also known as Aydıcık Koyu.


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27 November 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

1.15am: Wind veered to NE and continued freshening

7.25am: H.M.S. "Earl of Peterborough" arrived

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Gunnery and seamanship classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

1.00pm: Let go port anchor

6.00pm: Veered to 6 shackles on starboard, 2 on port cables


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28 November 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

4.10am: Ship sheered and took ½ shackles of cable on port anchor break slack

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Held divine service

1.02pm: Weighed anchors and proceeded out of harbour. At entrance ship became unmanageable due to inlet of port condenser being choked, so at 1.50pm let go both bowers and veered to 7½ on starboard and 5 on port

4.00pm: Gale with violent squalls

4.30pm: Lowered sheet anchor and veered to 2 shackles and veered to 9 shackles on starboard anchor and 7½ shackles on port anchor. Ship sheering heavily at times

8.50pm: Parted starboard cable at hawse pipe. Veered port cable to 9½ shackles, sheet to 4 shackles

Midnight: Gale with violent squalls


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29 November 1915

At Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

1.30am: Port engine used as required to head ship off shore

4.00am: Violent squalls and rough sea. Ship sheering heavily at times

10.00am: Hands as required

Noon: NNE gale, heavy squalls

4.00pm: Violent squalls continue

Midnight: Weather moderating


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30 November 1915

At Kephalo, and at Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

7.00am: Weighed sheet anchor. Clearing anchor of nets

9.20am: Weighed port anchor

9.54am: Let go sheet anchor. Clearing port anchor of nets

10.30am: Weighed sheet anchor. Sent whaler with service letters

11.40am: Left harbour. Course as required

1.20pm: Relieved H.M.S. "Grafton"

1.35pm: Stopped. Opened fire on Cham Tepe covering H.M.S. "Lord Nelson" from gunfire

2.10pm: Ceased fire

4.15pm: Ordinary seamen and boys to physical drill

5.30pm: Came to sheet anchor. Shifted sheet cable and shackled it up remainder of starboard bower. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N18°E, 305 Hill S86°E


Lala Baba is a hill between the southern side of Suvla Bay, also known as Anafartlar Koyu, and the salt lake.


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of December 1915


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie, A367

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.0005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under after shelter deck, outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

J. Hicks, 684.503



J. Hicks, 684.504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

Negretti and Zambra



Negretti and Zambra, 5746





LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915


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1 December 1915

At Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

6.45am: Weighed

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

2.15pm: Opened fire at the Nek

2.33pm: Ceased fire. One small Turkish shell burst on quarter deck causing no material damage

5.45pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N39°E, 305 Hill S81°E


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2 December 1915

From Anzac to Gulf of Xeros

Lat 40.58, Long 26.70

2.55am: Two bombs dropped at Imbros

5.15am: Weighed and proceeded to Gulf of Xeros, course as required

8.35am: Arrived at rendezvous 3 miles south of Cape Ibridji with H.M.S. "M.33" [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Cape Ibriji]

10.10am: H.M.S. "Agamemnon" arrived and bombarded Kavak bridge

10.35am: Open fire on B battery near Fort Napoleon

11.25am: Ceased firing

1.30pm: Cape Ibridji abeam 2 miles [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Cape Ibriji]

5.40pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N35°E, 305 Hill S86°E


Imbros is also known as Gökçeada.

Cape Ibriji is also known as Ibrice Burnu.

Kavak bridge is located at the head of the Gulf of Xeros, near Kavakköy.


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3 December 1915

At Anzac

Lat 40.23, Long 26.23 [Approximate position; no position given]

3.00am: Weighed

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instruction

4.00pm: Read warrant number 3

5.30pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N20°E, Plugge's Plateau S58°E


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4 December 1915

At Anzac, and at Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

6.45am: Weighed

9.15am: Proceeded to Kephalo. Course as required

10.49am: Came to port anchor, 2 shackles, in A4 berth. Hoisted in steam pinnace damaged during gale of November 29th. Received 2 casks sugar, 6 bags flour

Noon: Weighed and proceeded to Anzac. Course as required. Draught of water: forward 17 feet 7 inches, aft 21 feet 2 inches

1.45pm: Arrived Anzac

4.45pm: Fired 8 rounds at Chunuk Bair

5.40pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Lala Baba N21°E, 305 Hill S89°E


Kephalo Bay is also known as Aydıcık Koyu.


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5 December 1915

From Anzac to Port Mudros

Lat 39.76, Long 25.41

7.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to Mudros

9.30am: Divisions. Read prayers

12.50pm: Kombi Island abeam 1 mile. Course as required for entering Port Mudros

1.35pm: Came to port anchor

1.42pm: Weight and shifted berth

1.55pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Anvil Rock N45°W, Talikna Point N45°E

4.30pm: Discharged two seaman ratings to H.M.S. "Europa"

6.00pm: Received provisions and clothing from [no name entered]


Mudros is also spelled Moudros.

Kombi Island is also known as Vrachonisida Kompi.

Anvil Rock is located next to the east side of San Nikolo, which is also known as Vrachonisida Trypiti.

Talikna Point is also known as Ákra Lýchna.


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6 December 1915

At Port Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

9.30am: Hands employed

5.30pm: Collier S.S. "Clan Mackintosh" secured alongside [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant S.S. "Clan Macintosh"]


Tees Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Clan Macintosh".


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7 December 1915

At Port Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

7.15am: Commenced coaling

10.00am: Coaling ship

12.40pm: Finished coaling. Draught of water: forward 18 feet 0 inch, aft 21 feet 11 inches. Collier cast off. Ammunition ship S.S. "Slemish" came alongside. Discharged 12-pounder ammunition

3.00pm: S.S. "Slemish" cast off. Discharged six marines to H.M.S. "Europa"

4.00pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as required out of harbour

4.45pm: Kombi Island abeam ½ mile

6.30pm: Set Trident log to zero


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Slemish".


Kombi Island is also known as Vrachonisida Kompi.


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8 December 1915

From Port Mudros to Malta

Lat 36.40, Long 23.23

1.30am: Cape Doro abeam 7 miles

2.07am: Cape Phassa abeam 2 miles

10.03am: Karavi Rock abeam 3¾ miles

10.30am: Clocks back 30 minutes

12.25pm: Passed two trawler patrol vessels

1.20pm: Cape Spathi abeam 2 miles

6.48pm: Cape Sapienza light abeam 26½ miles


Cape Doro is also known as Ákra Kafirévs.

Phassa is also known as Ákra Fássa.

Karavi Rock is also known as Nísoi Karavía.

Cape Sapienza is also known as Nisída Sapiéntza.

Cape Spathi, located on the southern tip of Serifos, is also known as Ákra Spáthi


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9 December 1915

From Port Mudros to Malta

Lat 36.15, Long 18.42

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

9.40 French convoy sighted on port bow steering east. Four merchant steamship and one torpedo boat destroyer "Sabre"

10.30am: Clocks back 30 minutes


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10 December 1915

From Port Mudros to Malta, and at Malta Boiler Wharf

Lat 35.887, Long 14.515

6.45am: Sighted Malta bearing West

7.00am: Hauled in patent log

7.45am: H.M.S. "Harrier" observed approaching

9.25am: Secured alongside Boiler Wharf. Draught of water: forward 16 feet 11 inches, aft 21 feet 1 inch

10.30am: Discharged two cot cases to hospital

11.55am: Paid money to ship's company

1.00pm: Hands employed returning ammunition

2.15pm: Discharged four court-marshal prisoners to Corradino detention barracks

4.15pm: Gave general leave to starboard watch till 10.00pm Sunday 12th


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11 December 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.887, Long 14.515

10.00am: Hands drawing stores and as required

1.00pm: Ship berthed alongside Canteen Wharf

3.00pm: Hands as required


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12 December 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

9.30am: Divisions. Landed church parties: 3 Presbyterians, 8 Wesleyans, 17 Roman Catholics. Church of England to dockyard church

1.00pm: Gave leave to boys from 1.00pm till 7.00pm

4.15pm: Hoisted out steam pinnace


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13 December 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

7.00am: Proceeded into number 4 dock

9.00am: Hands scrubbing and cleaning ship's bottom and drawing stores

1.30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

4.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.00am. Remainder both watches getting out bower cable


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14 December 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

9.30am: Hands employed returning stores and as required

11.45am: Paid money to ship's company

1.25pm: Hands employed transferring cable to testing house. Returning and drawing stores

4.00pm: Gave general leave to port watch till 10.00pm 16th

5.00pm: Read warrant number 4

6.00pm: Landed canteen patrol

9.30pm: Canteen patrol returned on board


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15 December 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

9.00am: Hands transferring cable to testing house, cleaning out cable lockers, drawing stores and as required

1.00pm: Hands employed drawing stores and provisions, cleaning out cable lockers and as required

5.00pm: Watch provisioning ship


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16 December 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

9.00am: Hands employed drawing provisions and stores, cleaning out blisters and as required

1.30pm: Hands provisioning ship and drawing stores

5.30pm: Provisioning ship


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17 December 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

9.00am: Hands provisioning ship and cleaning out blisters and as required

1.30pm: Hands employed drawing stores and as required

4.00pm: Read warrant number 5

5.00pm: Gave special [leave] to port watch till 7.00am

6.00pm: One signalman joined ship from H.M.S. "Egmont"


H.M.S. "Egmont" was not a ship, but in fact Fort St. Angelo.


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18 December 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

10.00am: Hands employed as required

1.15pm: Discharged one signal rating to H.M.S. "Egmont"

1.30pm: Read warrant number 5. Discharged one prisoner to Corradino detention barracks [The log-keeper most probably made a mistake and meant warrant number 6]

4.20pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.00am


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19 December 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Landed church parties

1.30pm: Gave general leave to port watch till 7.00am, boys till 7.00pm


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20 December 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

9.00am: Hands drawing stores, cleaning blisters, provisioning ship

1.00pm: Hands drawing stores and cleaning out blisters

3.20pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.00am


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21 December 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning blisters, drawing stores, reeving falls and as required

2.00pm: Hands as required

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.00am, youths till 11.00pm


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22 December 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

9.30am: Hands employed drawing stores, refitting and as required

2.10pm: Landed funeral party of one officer, one petty officer and twenty men

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.00am, youths till 11.00pm

6.00pm: Landed canteen patrol


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23 December 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

7.45am: Commenced flooding the dock

9.55am: Undocked ship. Proceeded to Somerset Wharf

10.30am: Tested main derrick

1.30pm: Shifted berth to Canteen Wharf

2.30pm: Hands drawing stores and as required

5.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.00am


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24 December 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

6.00am: Landed funeral party

9.30am: Hands employed getting cable from testing house into lighter

1.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch and first part of port watch till 7.00am, youths till 11.00pm

Landed funeral party.


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25 December 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

9.45am: Divisions. Landed church parties

1.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch and second part of starboard watch till 7.00am, boys till 7.00pm


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26 December 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

9.40am: Divisions

10.00am: Landed church parties

1.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.00am, boys till 7.00pm

3.00pm: Nine ratings rejoined ship from Mudros


Mudros is also spelled Moudros.


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27 December 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

9.30am: Hands employed getting in cable

8.50am: H.M.S. "Euryalus" arrived

1.30pm: Hands employed painting ship and getting in cable

4.05pm: Read warrant number 7

6.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.00am


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28 December 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

9.30am: Hands employed painting and ammunitioning ship

1.30pm: Hands employed painting ship and striking down shell

5.00pm: Read warrants numbers 8 and 9

6.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.00am


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29 December 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

9.30am: Hands employed ammunitioning ship and drawing medical stores

1.30pm: Discharged one marine to hospital

2.30pm: Hands employed ammunitioning ship, painting down aloft

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.00am


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30 December 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

7.00am: Collier S.S. "Ethelhilda" came alongside

9.00am: Hands painting down aloft and drawing stores

11.00am: Commenced coaling native labour. Draught of water before coaling: forward 17 feet 0 inch, aft 21 feet 5 inch

1.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

2.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.00am

4.40pm: Finished coaling for the night


Tyne Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Ethelhilda".


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31 December 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

6.40am: Resumed coaling

10.20am: Finished coaling. Received 900 tons. Collier cast off. Draught of water after coaling: forward 19 feet 9 inches, aft 22 feet 10 inches

11.20am: Shifted berth to Somerset Wharf

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

1.30pm: Discharged one cot case to hospital

5.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.00am


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of January 1916


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie A367

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.0005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under after shelter deck, outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

J. Hicks, 684.503



J. Hicks, 684.504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916


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1 January 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and as required

11.45am: Paid monthly money

1.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.00am, youths till 11.00pm

3.00pm: Hands employed victualling ship


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2 January 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

9.30am: Divisions. Landed church parties

10.30am: Discharged one cot case to hospital

1.30pm: Gave special leave to boys till 7.00pm

8.30pm: One leading stoker joined ship


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3 January 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

8.30am: Hoisted in picket boat. Hands employed as required

11.45am: One marine R.M.A. joined ship

1.30pm: Discharged one private R.N.L.I. to H.M.S. "Euryalus"

2.30pm: Eleven ratings joined ship from H.M.S. "Egmont" for passage

4.30pm: Carried out basin trial. Ship delayed sailing due to engine room defects

7.30pm: Gave leave to chief and first class petty officers till 7.00am.


H.M.S. "Egmont" was not a ship, but in fact Fort St. Angelo.


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4 January 1916

At Malta, and from Malta to Port Mudros

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship

11.20am: Discharged one seaman R.N.R. to hospital

2.00pm: Hands employed scraping and painting

4.00pm: Left Somerset Wharf. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 9 inches, aft 22 feet 6-inches

4.30pm: Passed harbour entrance

11.00pm: Clocks on 10 minutes


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5 January 1916

From Malta to Port Mudros

Lat 36.42, Long 18.22

2.30am: Clocks on 10 minutes

4.00am: Ship labouring heavily at times

7.25am: After leg of port cutter's sling carried away. Altered course N5°W to secure cutter. Lost overboard by accident: one boat's compass, four lifebelts and one wash deck bucket, one hand lantern. Also one blister fender and 40 fathoms 2 inch wire and four coal bags pattern number 4

3.15pm: Sighted division trawlers on patrol

11.00pm: Clocks on 10 minutes


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6 January 1916

From Malta to Port Mudros

Lat 36.68, Long 23.55

3.00am: Clocks on 10 minutes

7.00am: Zigzag courses through Cerigo Channel

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised general quarters

11.30am: Challenged French trawlers patrol "Saturn" [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant "Saturne"]

1.30pm: Passed Belo Pulo 1½ miles

2.30pm: Zigzag courses to San Georgio Island

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrants numbers 10, 11, 12

4.50pm: Passed San Georgio Island abeam 2 miles

11.00pm: Clocks on 10 minutes


Navypedia lists a reference to "Saturne".


Cerigo Channel is also known as Steno Kythiron.

Pulo Belo, or Belopulo, is also known as Nisida Velopoula.

San Georgio Island is also known as Agios Georgios and Nisís Áyios Yeóryios.


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7 January 1916

From Malta to Port Mudros, and at Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

3.20am: Challenged by H.M.S. "Anemone"

3.30am: Clocks on 10 minutes

7.00am: Course as required

7.35am: Kombi Island abeam ½ mile, speed as required for entering Mudros harbour

8.18am: Came to port anchor, 4 shackles, in 6 fathoms, in M7 berth

10.00am: Hoisted out picket boat

10.15am: Collier S.S. "Pendarves" came alongside

10.45am: Commenced coaling. Draught of water before coaling: forward 18 feet 8 inches, aft 21 feet 9 inches

1.00pm: Coaling ship

1.30pm: One armourer joined ship from H.M.S. "Prince George". Sub-lieutenant Hands R.N.R. joined ship from H.M.S. "Prince George". Discharged one marine and one able seaman to hospital ship H.M.H.S. "Somali" and ten ratings to H.M.S. "Europa", one to H.M.S. "Zealandia"

5.30pm: Discharged one ordinary seaman and two boys to H.M.S. "Prince George", one ordinary seaman and three boys to H.M.S. "Swiftsure". Four able seamen joined ship from H.M.S. "Prince George", four able seamen and one stoker joined ship from H.M.S. "Swiftsure"

7.00pm: Finished coaling. Draught of water after coaling: forward 19 feet 9 inches, aft 22 feet 2 inches


Tees Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Pendarves".

Clyde Built Ships lists a reference to H.M.H.S. "Somali".


Kombi Island is also known as Vrachonisida Kompi.


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8 January 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

2.05am: H.M.S. "Mars" and H.M.S. "Prince George" sailed

7.45am: H.M.S. "Bacchante" arrived

9.30am: Hands cleaning ship

1.10pm: H.M.S. "Chatham" sailed

4.00pm: Quarters

4.50pm: H.M.S. "Doris" arrived


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9 January 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

7.30am: H.M.S. "Prince George" arrived

9.40am: Divisions. Prayers

9.45am: Sent Roman Catholics to H.M.S. "Swiftsure"

4.00pm: Quarters

5.40pm: H.M.S. "Chatham" arrived


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10 January 1916

From Port Mudros to Stavros

Lat 40.06, Long 24.65

12.30am: H.M.S. "Lord Nelson" arrived

7.30am: Hoisted in picket boat

8.15am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour

11.30am: Exercised 6-inch guns crews at loader [drill]

1.15pm: Mount Athos abeam 2 miles

4.30pm: Course as required

5.00pm: Speed as required

5.10pm: Came to port bower, 4 shackles, in 18 fathoms off Stavros. Anchor bearings: Stavros Point S58°E, Stavros S25°E


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11 January 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

10.00am: Training classes at instruction

11.00am: Hands employed as required

4.00pm: Quarters


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12 January 1916

From Stavros to Chai Aghizi, and at Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

7.45am: Weighed and proceeded for reconnaissance of coast from Stavros to Chai Aghizi

9.00am: Course and speed as required

9.06am: Came to starboard anchor off Chai Aghizi

10.05am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as required

11.15am: Came to port bower off Stavros. Anchor bearings: Stavros Point S60°E, Stavros S25°E

4.00pm: Quarters


According to the Mediterranean Pilot Volume 4, 1916, Chai Aghizi is a village located westward of the mouth of the Struma river.


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13 January 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.30am: Hands employed ashore with boatswain building pier. Remainder hands painting gun shields

2.00pm: Hands employed building pier and as required


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14 January 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.00am: Boatswain and hands employed ashore throughout the day building pier. Hands employed painting gun shields

2.30pm: Two marines (sick) joined ship from H.M.S. "M.20"


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15 January 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

7.50am: S.S. "Asteria" and tug "Alice" arrived

9.00am: Working party unable to work at pier owing to heavy surf

11.00am: Lieutenant Richardson R.N.R. joined ship from "Alice" for N.O.S. [possibly Naval Office Stores] duties ashore

1.00pm: Five signal ratings joined ship from tug "Alice"


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Asteria".


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16 January 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.00am: Working party discharging store ship S.S. "Asteria" throughout the day

9.30am: Put clocks back 25 minutes to conform with military

10.00am: Prayers


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17 January 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

7.40am: H.M.S. "Triad" arrived

810am: Store ship S.S. "Pebble" arrived

9.30am: Working party discharging store ship S.S. "Asteria"

3.00pm: Completed discharging S.S. "Asteria"

6.30pm: S.S. "Asteria" sailed

10.00pm: Weighed and proceeded

11.00pm and 11.45pm: Fires observed from prominent points apparently signal fires


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Pebble".


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18 January 1916

From Stavros to Karagatch and back

Lat 40.99, Long 25.10

7.00am: Arrived at rendezvous 10 miles south of Cape Fenar. Joined up with H.M.S. "Earl of Peterborough", Canning (balloon ship), division of drifters and trawlers

8.35am: Proceeded slow into Kara Agatch Bay with squadron, trawlers sweeping ahead

11.55am: Came to off Porto Lagos. Anchor bearings: Porto Lagos N58°E, Fenar Point S31°E. Flooded blisters 3 and 4 starboard and port to bring ship to an even keel. Draught before: forward 18 feet 11 inches, aft 21 feet 7 inches. Draught after: forward 20 feet 8½ inches, aft 20 feet 10 inches

12.45pm: H.M.S. "Earl of Peterborough" opened fore on railway bridge north of Boru Lake. Balloon spotting

1.15pm: Opened fire on causeway bridge at Porto Lagos. Fired 75 rounds

3.00pm: Landed party under lieutenant Gunnery Branch to blow up bridge

5.00pm: Party returned having blown up bridge with three charges. Opened fire on troops 3 rounds

5.30pm: Proceeded to Stavros

7.00pm: Thaso Pulo abeam 1 mile

11.06pm: Came to port anchor off Stavros. Anchor bearings: 4 Tree Hill N76°W, Stavros S29°W


Karagatch, Kara Agatch and Porto Lagos are in fact all the same place, the bay is also known as Ormos Vistonias.

Cape Fenar, or Fenar Point, is also known as Akra Fanari.

Boru Lake is also known as Lake Vistonida and Límni Vistonída.

Thaso Pulo is also known as Nisida Thasopoula.


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19 January 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

1.40am: Trawler number 61 arrived

9.00am: Boatswains party working throughout day building pier

10.02am: Discharged one sick case private R.M.L.I. to H.M.S. "M.20" for duty

8.35pm: H.M.S. "Rowan" arrived

8.40pm: Received one cot case from H.M.S. "Rowan"

9.15pm: H.M.S. "Rowan" proceeded


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20 January 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

7.30am: H.M.S. "Racoon" arrived with commander Swabey for N.O.S. duties and two staff officers Royal Navy Division

8.00am: Lieutenant Jackson joined ship for surveying duties

9.30am: Hands employed building pier and as required. Received from H.M.S. "Endeavour" six 3 cwt anchors, three dan buoys and lights

11.00am: One marine rejoined his ship H.M.S. "M.20"

3.00pm: H.M.S. "Endeavour" sailed

4.30pm: Ordinary seamen and boys at physical drill

10.00pm: H.M.S. "Racoon" sailed


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21 January 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

7.30am: S.S. "Cressington Court" arrived with Italian pontoons for pier

9.00am: Working parties discharging store ship

10.00am: Discharged one rating to shore for observation station. Discharged from sick list one rating to H.M.S. "M.33"

2.00pm: Weighed and proceeded to registering position, course and speed as required

2.25pm: Came to port anchor

2.35pm: Opened fire

3.37pm: Ceased firing. Working party discharging store ship

4.15pm: Weighed and returned to anchorage

4.40pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: pulpit N88°W, Stavros church S25°W

8.03pm: Veered to 4 shackles


Tees Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Cressington Court".


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22 January 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

5.30am: Working party away to complete discharging store ship

7.00am: H.M.S. "M.28" arrived

9.00am: Tug "Wapping" arrived with protective pontoon

10.00am: Working party working on pier throughout the day

11.00am: Trawlers 693 and 83 arrived

11.45am: Trawler 696 sailed

6.00pm: Heavy surf ashore, pier damaged

8.30pm: Store ship "G.11" sailed

10.45pm: H.M.S. "M.28" cast off pontoon through heavy surf

11.55pm: Tug "Wapping" sailed


Tyne Tugs lists tug "Wapping", originally launched as "Andrew Jolliffe".


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23 January 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.50am: Trawler 696 arrived

6.00am: Motor lighter and Greek lighter broke away from moorings during the night and grounded. Working party sent ashore to assist in floating

9.30am: Working party ashore to repair pier

10.30am: Held divine service

Noon: Heavy surf ashore

2.00pm: Working party ashore repairing pier

5.30pm: A.J. Thomas, able seaman from H.M.S. "M.33", for 14 days in cells


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24 January 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.45am: Trawler 258 arrived

7.00am: Trawler 258 sailed

7.30am: H.M.S. "Carron" arrived

8.00am: Store ship S.S. "Asteria" arrived. Chaplain C.B. Marshall rejoined ship. Lieutenant R.N.V.R. Slade joined ship. Lieutenant R.N.R. Adams and party arrived for beach duties

9.00am: Working parties working in store ship

9.30am: H.M.S. "M.28" sailed

1.00pm: H.M.S. "M.28" returned


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Asteria".


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25 January 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

5.45am: Trawler number 61 sailed

6.15am: Trawler number 83 arrived

9.00am: Working parties landing fresh meat for the military and employed constructing pier

1.30pm: Working party constructing pier


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26 January 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

7.00am: Trawler 696 sailed

7.30am: H.M.S. "Snaefell" arrived with motor lighter in tow

8.00am: Slight swell

9.00am: Working party throughout the day unloading S.S. "Asteria". Laid out two sets of moorings for motor lighters

10.30am: Trawler 83 arrived

10.45am: H.M.S. "Snaefell" sailed

11.55am: H.M.S. "M.33" sailed

1.00pm: Working party unloading S.S. "Asteria"

2.35pm: Ten marines R.M.A. discharged from ship for passage to England

6.00pm: H.M.S. "Snaefell" arrived and left again


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Asteria".


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27 January 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

1.20am: Trawler number 61 arrived

5.00am: Trawler 43 arrived

6.30am: H.M.S. "M.18" arrived. Trawler 83 sailed

7.30am: Working party ashore salving Greek lighter

9.30am: Trawler 691 arrived

11.30am: Trawler 43 sailed

2.00pm: Working party salving Greek lighter


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28 January 1916

At Stavros, and to Port Mudros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.35am: Trawler 696 sailed

7.45am: Trawler 561 arrived

8.00am: H.M.S. "Triad" arrived with Vice-Admiral Eastern Mediterranean Squadron

8.10am: Trawler number 258 arrived

9.00am: Trawler 83 arrived

9.30am: Divisions. Exercised general quarters

1.00pm: H.M.S. "Carron" arrived with British Vice Consul

3.25pm: Trawler 258 sailed

4.30pm: H.M.S. "Carron" sailed

6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as required. H.M.S. "Triad" sailed

11.00pm: Clocks on 10 minutes


Mudros is also spelled Moudros.


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29 January 1916

[From Stavros to Port Mudros, and at Port Mudros]

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

3.00am: Clocks on 15 minutes

6.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

7.00am: Courses as required for entering Mudros harbour

8.05am: Came to port anchor, 4 shackles, 6 fathoms, in B7 berth

9.30am: Hoisted out picket boat

9.50am: One petty officer telegraphist and two stokers joined ship from H.M.S. "Europa"

10.30am: Ammunition ship came alongside. Took in ammunition

10.55am: Collier S.S. "Cardiff Hall" came alongside. One chief stoker joined ship from H.M.S. "Swiftsure". Eighteen marines joined ship

12.30pm: Discharged four case to hospital ship

12.50pm: Commenced coaling

2.50pm: Discharged captain A.V. Vyvyan Royal Navy to S.S. "Wahine" for passage to England

4.00pm: One cook's mate joined ship from H.M.S. "Europa"

6.00pm: Captain C.M. Staveley Royal Navy took over command of ship

6.30pm: Finished coaling for the night

7.45pm: Drew fires in picket boat


The Wreck Site lists a possible reference to S.S. "Cardiff Hall".

The New Zealand Maritime Record has an article on S.S. "Wahine".


The Dreadnought Project has articles on captain Arthur Vyell Vyvyan and captain Cecil Minet Staveley.


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30 January 1916

At Mudros, and to Stavros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

7.05am: Commenced coaling

7.30am: H.M.S. "Mars" and H.M.S. "Magnificent" arrived

11.00am: Twelve ratings joined ship for passage to Stavros

12.30pm: Finished coaling. Draught of water after coaling: forward 19 feet 9 inches, aft 22 feet 3 inches

2.15pm: Two firemen joined ship for passage to H.M.S. "Rowan"

5.00pm: Discharged one sergeant and one corporal and sixteen privates R.M.L.I. to H.M.S. "Europa". Drew fires in and hoisted in picket boat

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses as required, out of harbour

6.05pm: Kombi Island abeam

11.30pm: Mount Athos abeam 5 miles


Kombi Island is also known as Vrachonisida Kompi.


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31 January 1916

From Port Mudros to Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

4.25am: Cape Elevtheras abeam 4 miles

7.00am: Course as required

7.25am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: pulpit rock average NW base N88°W, eastern house on beach S32°W

8.30am: Heavy easterly swell causing heavy surf on beach. Unable to discharge stores

10.30am: Trawler 696 arrived

1.00pm: Beach party discharged to shore

1.30pm: Trawlers number 43 and 696 sailed

2.30pm: One signal rating returned from H.M.S. "M.28"

8.25pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as required


Cape Elevtheras is also known as Akra Elevthera.


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of February 1916


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie A367

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under after shelter deck, outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

J. Hicks, 684.503



J. Hicks, 684.504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

J. Hicks, 1799A

broken February 14th 1916


J. Hicks, 1800

in use




LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916


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1 February 1916

From Stavros to rendezvous off Karagatch, and at Stavros

Lat 40.53, Long 24.55

6.30am: Sighted monitor H.M.S. "Earl of Peterborough" 6 miles ahead

7.10am: Stopped at rendezvous 10 miles south of Cape Balustra

8.00am: Course as required

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.20am: Proceeded to Stavros. H.M.S. "Earl of Peterborough's" firing postponed, too much wind for seaplane

12.30pm: Panagia Island abeam 1 mile

4.30pm: Course and speed as required

4.35pm: Came to port bower. Anchor bearings: pulpit rock N87°W, east house on beach S62°W. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 4 inches, aft 21 feet 11 inches


Karagatch is also known as Porto Lagos.

Cape Balustra, also known as Akra Baloustra, is located south of Lefkippos.

Panagia Island is also known as Nisida Panagia.


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2 February 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

3.30am: Trawlers 43 and 258 arrived

6.30am: Trawler 61 sailed

7.15am: Store ship S.S. "Asteria" arrived

8.00am: H.M.S. "Carron" arrived with dispatches

8.15am: H.M.S. "Carron" sailed

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.30am: Working party discharging S.S. "Celtic Pride"

11.45am: Trawlers 43 and 258 proceeded on patrol

1.30pm: H.M.S. "M.20" and store ship S.S. "Pebble" arrived

2.00pm: S.S. "Celtic Pride" sailed

3.00pm: Working party discharging stores from S.S. "Celtic Pride"


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Asteria" and S.S. "Pebble".

Aberdeen Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Celtic Pride".


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3 February 1916

From Stavros to Porto Lagos

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

5.00am: Shore working parties discharging store ship S.S. "Asteria"

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.20am: Trawler 83 arrived

11.00am: Received one prisoner and two sick men from beachmaster's party

6.20pm: Received one prisoner belonging to beachmaster's party

6.40pm: Trawler 83 sailed

9.10pm: Weighed and proceeded to rendezvous 8 miles south-east of Cape Balustra. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 2 inches, aft 21 feet 10 inches


Cape Balustra, also known as Akra Baloustra, is located south of Lefkippos.


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From Stavros to Porto Lagos and back

[No position given]

Cancelled [written diagonally over the page]


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4 February 1916

At Porto Lagos, and Stavros

Lat 40.99, Long 25.10

5.25am: Arrived at rendezvous. Stopped

6.15am: Picked up H.M.S. "Earl of Peterborough" and one trawler

6.45am: Proceeded

7.50am: Stopped

8.00am: Proceeded

8.12am: Stopped

8.27am: Proceeded

9.40am: Came to port bower. Anchor bearings: Porto Lagos N39°E, Fenar Point S36°E

9.50am: H.M.S. "Earl of Peterborough" opened fire at Kizilje Keui railway station, seaplane spotting. Batteries of field guns replied from eastern and western sides of bay

10.40am: Opened fire on shore batteries

11.30am: H.M.S. "Earl of Peterborough" weighed and proceeded seaward being under heavy fire

11.35am: Weighed and proceeded to entrance of bay. Ship hit by shell, no damage

11.45am: Ceased fire

12.40pm: Proceed for Stavros

2.05pm: Wellings Point abeam 1½ miles

2.40pm: Passed patrol ship H.M.S. "Snaefell" on opposite course

6.10pm: Course as required to anchorage

6.25pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: pulpit rock West, Stavros S20°W. Draught of water: forward 18 feet 10 inches, aft 21 feet 8 inches


Cape Fenar, or Fenar Point, is also known as Akra Fanari.

Kizilje Keui railway station is located in, or near, the town of Kimmeria.

Wellings Point is also known as Ákra Evraiókastro.


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5 February 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

7.30am: Trawler 258 arrived

9.00am: Weighed and proceeded to registering position. Course and speed as required

9.25am: Came to port anchor

11.30am: Weather conditions unfavourable for registering. Weighed anchor and returned to Stavros anchorage

11.50am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: white house (north) of church S20°W, pulpit N80°W

3.40pm: Trawler 83 sailed

3.45pm: "G.11" came alongside. Hoisted out of her six concrete blocks and starboard bower anchor

5.55pm: "G.11" cast off

6.30pm: Trawler 516 arrived


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6 February 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.30am: Trawler 83 sailed

7.00am: Discharged captain's steward to trawler 516 for passage to Mudros

7.15am: H.M.S. "Triad" arrived

7.30am: Placed bower anchor and cable in motor lighter and secured anchor at hawse pipe

10.00am: Divisions

10.30am: Held divine service

11.40am: Trawler 516 proceeded to investigate boats in offing

2.25am: Trawler 516 returned with nothing to report

3.30am: S.S. "Pebble" sailed


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Pebble".


Mudros is also spelled Moudros.


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7 February 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.30am: Trawler 696 sailed

9.30am: H.M.S. "M.20" sailed for coast reconnaissance. Hands employed variously aboard ship, receiving stores, etcetera

10.55am: H.M.S. "Rowan" sailed

2.30pm: H.M.S. "Triad" sailed for Salonika. Trawler 258 arrived

4.30pm: H.M.S. "M.20" returned

5.15pm: One marine joined ship from shore signal station for passage to Mudros


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8 February 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.30am: Trawler 83 sailed

7.40am: Trawler 258 sailed

9.00am: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as required. Laid out firing buoys

10.35am: Came to starboard anchor at firing buoy

11.10am: Carried out registration on Vrasta Valley [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Vrasna]

11.50am: Ceased firing

12.05pm: Weighed and proceeded to anchorage. H.M.S. "M.20" and H.M.S. "M.33" carrying out registration

12.40pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: pulpit West, average between custom house and church S20°W

1.00pm: H.M.S. "Theseus" arrived and landed 6-inch gun

6.30pm: S.S. "Broomhill" arrived

7.00pm: H.M.S. "Theseus" sailed


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Broomhill".


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9 February 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.30am: Trawler 696 sailed

7.10am: S.S. "Princess Ena" arrived

7.30am: Party hoisting 4 inch guns from S.S. "Broomhill"

9.30am: Read warrants numbers [left blank]

10.20am: Store ship S.S. "Broomhill" sailed

10.30am: One marine left for passage to Mudros

11.00am: Working party ashore landing 4 inch guns

1.00pm: Landed party of 35 men to assist with 6-inch gun

5.30pm: H.M.S. "M.33" arrived


Wikipedia has an article on S.S. "Princess Ena".


Mudros is also spelled Moudros.


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10 February 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.50am: H.M.S. "Carron" arrived

7.00am: Trawler 83 arrived

7.30am: Sent party ashore to assist in placing 6-inch gun

8.40am: Store ship S.S. "Asteria" arrived

9.20am: H.M.S. "Carron" sailed

9.45am: Trawler 696 arrived

1.15pm: Diving party left ship with two officers Royal Engineers to decide on site for stone pier

2.00pm: S.S. "Celtic Pride" arrived

2.05pm: Trawler 696 sailed


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Asteria".

Aberdeen Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Celtic Pride".


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11 February 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

4.50am: Trawler 696 arrived

7.45am: H.M.S. "Chelmer" arrived

9.50am: Store ship S.S "Wheatberry" came alongside. Transferred from her to motor lighter with main derrick 1 heavy transport wagon for 4 inch guns

Noon: Received 25 tons of water from S.S. "Celtic Pride" alongside

4.50pm: Received one prisoner from H.M.S. "M.33" to undergo cell punishment.


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Wheatberry".


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12 February 1916

At Stavros, Kavala and Deuthero Cove

Lat 40.93, Long 24.40

6.30am: Trawler 696 sailed

6.50am: Weighed and proceeded. Draught of water: forward 18 feet 7 inches, aft 21 feet 6-inches

8.50am: Pyrgos abeam 2 miles

9.55am: Cape Brasides abeam 2½ miles

10.48am: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: lighthouse N74°E, cliff in bay N20°W

1.20pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as required to Deuthero Cove

2.00pm: Course as required

2.25pm: Left Deuthero Cove and proceeded to Stavros

6.05pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: B.W. flag of church S15°W, Stavros Point beacon S60°E


Cape Brasides is also known as Akra Vrasidas.

Deuthero Cove is also known as Ormos Eleftheron.


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13 February 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.50am: H.M.S. "Snaefell" arrived

8.10am: H.M.S. "M.20" arrived

9.00am: H.M.S. "Snaefell" sailed

10.00am: Divisions

10.15am: Held divine service

10.30am: S.S. "Broomhill" arrived

Noon: H.M.S. "M.20" sailed

2.20pm: S.S. "Broomhill" sailed

4.45pm: H.M.S. "Carron" arrived

11.30pm: Trawler 516 arrived


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Broomhill".


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14 February 1916

From Stavros to Stratoni, Plati Bay and Mudros

Lat 40.51, Long 23.83

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded

7.00am: Stavros Point abeam 1½ miles

7.40am: Passed H.M.S. "M.20" opposite course

8.30am: Cape Elevthera abeam 2 miles

9.20am: Came to off Stratoni, starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: low side beach N85°E, chimney N35°W. Captain landed for reconnaissance

1.15pm: Weighed and proceeded

2.00pm: Course and speed as required. Entered Plati Bay

2.20pm: Left Plati

4.00pm: Course as required. Looked in at Sphigmenu Bay

5.00pm: Looked in at Paida Bay

7.55pm: Cape Santo abeam 6 miles

10.00pm: Put clocks on 10 minutes


Stratoni is also known as Stratónion.

Plati Bay is also known as Órmos Platí.

Mudros is also spelled Moudros.

Cape Elevthera is also known as Akra Elevthera.

Sphigmenu Bay is the bay off Esphigmenou Monastery, also known as Moní Esfigménou.

Paida Bay is also known as Órmos Vatopedíou.

Cape Santo is also known as Cape Laura, Cape Lavra and Ákra Tímiou Prodrómou.


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15 February 1916

From Stavros to Port Mudros, and at Port Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

3.00am: Clocks on 15 minutes

6.00am: Course as required

6.25am: Kastri Island abeam 5 cables

7.20am: Came to starboard anchor, 4 shackles, in 5 fathoms, 100 yards north of A6 berth

8.20am: Collier S.S. "Ocean Transport" came alongside

9.12am: Commenced coaling. Draught of water before coaling: [forward] 18 feet 4 inches, [aft] 21 feet 4 inches

2.00pm: Coaling ship

5.00pm: Discharged one stoker to hospital

6.30pm: Finished coaling for the night

8.30pm: Port watch provisioning ship


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Ocean Transport".


Kastri Island is also known as Vrachonisida Kastri.


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16 February 1916

At Port Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.50am: Commenced coaling

8.35am: Finished coaling. Received 620 tons. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 10 inches, aft 22 feet 0 inch

9.00am: S.S. "Ocean Transport" cast off

12.30pm: Received boat on board for shipment to Stavros

2.00pm: Drawing gunner's and carpenter's stores

6.00pm: Hands employed getting in stores


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17 February 1916

From Mudros to Russiko Monastery and Stavros

Lat 39.91, Long 25.71

8.00am: Drew fires in and hoisted in picket boat

8.50am: Weighed and proceeded. Course as required out of harbour. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 10 inches, aft 22 feet 3 inches

9.45am: Kombi Island abeam 1 mile

10.25am: Clocks back 25 minutes

2.05pm: Cape Capso abeam 1½ miles

2.40pm: Kastano Point abeam 1¼ miles

3.00pm: Stopped off Russiko Monastery

4.00pm: Swung ship for adjustment of compasses

5.28pm: Proceeded to Stavros


Russiko Monastery is also known as Saint Panteleimon Monastery.

Kombi Island is also known as Vrachonisida Kompi.

Cape Capso is also known as Akra Pinnes.

Kastano Point is also known as Akra Kastanias, located about half a mile south of Dafni.


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18 February 1916

From Port Mudros to Stavros, and at Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.00am: Speed and course as required for proceeding to anchorage

7.05am: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: average between custom house and church S22°E, pulpit N87½°W. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 8 inches, aft 22 feet 2 inches

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Exercised general quarters

11.00am: Exercised abandon ship stations

1.15pm: Trawler 61 sailed

3.55pm: Trawlers 516 and 258 arrived

10.20pm: Trawler 516 sailed


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19 February 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.71, Long 23.76 [Approximate position]

7.00am: Trawler 516 arrived

8.00am: Trawler 516 sailed

8.45am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speeds as required for laying down firing buoy and proceeding to firing point B

10.00am: Came to starboard anchor. Registered on two targets in Vrasta plain [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Vrasna]

11.40am: Weighed and proceeded to firing point E

12.15pm: Came to starboard anchor

2.15pm: Registered 3 rounds at targets in Vamvakos Valley

3.10pm: S.S. "Celtic Pride" arrived

5.00pm: Exercised boys and ordinary seamen at physical drill

7.00pm: Fired two rounds at targets registered on during afternoon

9.00pm: Burnt searchlights for 20 minutes

9.20 H.M.S. "Rowan" arrived


Aberdeen Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Celtic Pride".


Vamvakos Valley is most likely located near the town of Vamvakia.


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20 February 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.45am: H.M.S. "M.28" sailed

7.00am: Trawler 516 and "G.22" arrived

7.50am: H.M.S. "M.18" arrived

8.30am: Weighed and proceeded to anchor off Stavros

9.00am: Came to port anchor

9.45am: Divisions

10.30am: Held divine service

11.00am: Trawler 516 sailed

1.30pm: H.M.S. "Snaefell" arrived

2.30pm: Diving party searching for H.M.S. "M.33" anchor


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21 February 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

7.00am: H.M.S. "Rowan" closed and ordered to Mudros

8.00am: S.S. "Silverfield" arrived with Royal Navy Division stores and ammunition

8.30am: Diving party searching for H.M.S. "M.33" anchor

9.15am: Trawler 83 arrived

9.30am: Exercised gunlayers, torpedo and V.P. men at fire control

11.55am: H.M.S. "Lydiard" and H.M.S. "Lawford" arrived with advance portion on Royal Navy Division brigade

12.30pm: H.M.S. "Pincher" arrived with Royal Navy Division

12.38pm: H.M.S. "Lydiard" and H.M.S. "Lawford" sailed

1.15pm: H.M.S. "Pincher" sailed

2.00pm: Picket boat and launch landing troops

3.00pm: Diving party searching for H.M.S. "M.33" anchor

4.30pm: Ordinary seamen and boys at physical drill

5.00pm: S.S. "Clacton" arrived

7.45pm: H.M.S. "M.18" proceeded to investigate lights to seaward. Picket boat lights on shore

9.00pm: Picket returned, nothing to report

Midnight: H.M.S. "M.18" returned (nothing to report), proceeded to Libiadha Bay


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Clacton", requisitioned by the Royal Navy to serve as an auxiliary minesweeper.


Mudros is also spelled Moudros.

According to the Mediterranean Pilot (Volume 4, 1916) Libiadha Bay is located between Olimpiada and Kafkanas Island.


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22 February 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

5.55am: S.S. "Clacton" sailed

7.05am: S.S. "Princess Alberta" arrived with troops of Royal Navy Division. Picket boat and launch landing troops

8.00am: Diving party searching for H.M.S. "M.33" anchor

8.15am: H.M.S. "Triad" with Y.A. on board arrived

11.20am: Opened fire on enemy aeroplane

11.30am: Destroyers H.M.S. "Lydiard", H.M.S. "Lawford", H.M.S. "Pincher" and H.M.S. "Grasshopper" arrived with troops of Royal Navy Division

11.45am: H.M.S. "Basilisk"

Noon: Picket boat and launch and motor lighters landing troops

12.25pm: H.M.S. "Racoon" arrived

12.28pm: H.M.S. "Lydiard" and H.M.S. "Lawford" sailed

1.00pm: H.M.S. "Basilisk" sailed

1.10pm: H.M.S. "Grasshopper" sailed

1.30pm: H.M.S. "Racoon" sailed

3.00pm: Trawler 83 arrived

4.00pm: Trawler 83 sailed

5.30pm: S.S. "Spinnel" and S.S. "Princess Alberta" [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant S.S. "Spinel"]

5.45pm: Recovered H.M.S. "M.33's" anchor

6.00pm: H.M.S. "M.33" sailed

7.35pm: H.M.S. "Triad" sailed

11.00pm: Put clocks on 10 minutes


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Princess Alberta".

Clyde Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Spinel".


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23 February 1916

From Stavros to Dedeagatch

Lat 40.57, Long 24.18

1.00am: Put clocks on 15 minutes

2.50am: H.M.T. "Ermine" arrived

8.00am: H.M.S. "M.28" sailed. Hospital ship S.S. "Galeka" arrived

9.00am: Weighed and proceeded. Course as required

4.15pm – 5.20pm: Course and speed as required for swinging ship


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.T. "Ermine".

The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Galeka".


Dedeagatch is also known as Alexandroupoli.


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24 February 1916

From Stavros to Dedeagatch, Kara Agatch and Kavala

Lat 40.86, Long 25.18

1.45am: Passed H.M.S. "Snaefell" steering East

7.00am: Reduced speed off Dedeagatch. Cruised around offing. Course and speed as required. Observed no signs of life in the town

10.00am: Passed H.M.S. "Snaefell" steering East

11.25am: Apostoli Rocks abeam 3½ miles

12.30pm: Course as required for entering Kara Agatch Bay

12.50pm: Action stations

1.30pm: Stopped

1.50pm: Proceeded out of Kara Agatch Bay

2.45pm: Aeroplane attack by three bi-planes. Put on full speed driving aeroplanes off. One dropped six bombs near ship and opened fire with machine gun

3.30pm: Resumed course and speed

5.20pm: Passed H.M.S. "Snaefell" and S.S. "Clacton"

6.30pm: North of Western extreme Samothracki [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Samothraki]


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Clacton", requisitioned by the Royal Navy to serve as an auxiliary minesweeper.


The Apostoli Rocks are located off the promontory marking the western side of Anadoli Bay, also known as Órmos Anoiktó.

Kara Agatch is also known as Porto Lagos; the bay is also known as Ormos Vistonias.

Samothraki is also known as Samothrace.


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25 February 1916

From Dedeagatch to Kavala, Deuthero Cove, and at Stavros

Lat 40.84, Long 24.32

9.00am: Course and speed as required

9.05am: Came to starboard anchor at Kavala. Kavala anchor bearings: lighthouse N77°E, rocky point in bearing N25°W

10.00am: Exercised general quarters

11.10am: Weighed and proceeded

11.50am: Course and speed as required for entering Deuthero Cove

Noon: Came to starboard anchor. In company with H.M.S. "M.28" and H.M.S. "Snaefell". Deuthero Cove anchor bearings: tower S17°E, bottom northern entrance S82°E

1.00pm: Communicated with trawler 516

2.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to Stavros. Course and speed as required

3.50pm: Pyrgos abeam 1¾ miles

5.55pm: Came to off Stavros port anchor. Anchor bearings: pulpit rock N87°W, average between custom house and church S22°W


Deuthero Cove is also known as Ormos Eleftheron.


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26 February 1916

From Stavros to Port Mudros

Lat 40.53, Long 24.00

7.30am: S.S. "Clacton" arrived

8.15am: H.M.S. "Rowan" arrived

9.30am: S.S. "Clacton" sailed

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded to Mudros. Draught of water: forward 18 feet 9 inches, aft 21 feet 10 inches

11.30am: Exercised control drill

2.00pm: Exercised general quarters

5.40pm: Cape Tigani abeam 1¼ miles

6.00pm: Course as required

7.00pm: Passed the gates Mudros Harbour, speed as required

7.30pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: northern extremity San Nikolo Island N63°W, Sangrada Point S16°N


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Clacton", requisitioned by the Royal Navy to serve as an auxiliary minesweeper.


Mudros is also spelled Moudros.

Cape Tigani is also known as Nisida Tigani.

San Nikolo is also known as Vrachonisida Trypiti.


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27 February 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

7.30am: Collier S.S. "Wabama" came alongside

8.35am: Commenced coaling. Draught of water before coaling: forward 18 feet 8 inches, aft 21 feet 7 inches

10.50am: H.M.S. "Edgar" arrived

3.05pm: Finished coaling. Draught of water after coaling: forward 20 feet 1 inch, aft 22 feet 3 inches

4.00pm: Collier cast off

5.30pm: Cleaning ship

9.30pm: Discharged lieutenant Gunnery Branch and one private R.M.L.I. temporarily to H.M.S. "Europa"


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Wabama".


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28 February 1916

From Port Mudros to Port Sikia, Dimitri and Problaka Bay

Lat 40.03, Long 24.20

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as required out of harbour

7.30am: Kombi Islands abeam

9.30am: Hands cleaning ship

11.00am: Exercised general quarters

11.45am: Mount Athos beam

12.40pm: Course and speed as required for entering Port Sikia

12.50pm: Stopped

1.00pm: Proceeded out of Port Sikia

2.45pm: Course and speed as required approaching Port Dimitri

3.30pm: Course as required for Problaka

5.00pm: Cruising between Muliani Island and mainland

5.45pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings Problaka Bay: Spratt Point S80°W, 178 hill N46°E

6.30pm: Ordinary seamen and boys at physical drill


Port Sikia is also known as Órmos Sykiás.

Dimitri is also known as Nisída Diásporos.

Problaka Bay is also known as Ormos Provlakas.

Kombi Island is also known as Vrachonisida Kompi.

Muliani Island is also known as Nisída Ammoulianí.

Spratt Point is most likely located just east of Ksiropotamo, which is also known as Xiropótamo.


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29 February 1916

From Problaka Bay to Stavros

Lat 40.38, Long 24.22

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded to Stavros. Course and speed as required

10.30am: Hands making cargo nets and variously employed

12.55pm: Cape Plati abeam 4 miles

2.25pm: Course and speed as required

2.49pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: pulpit rock N87°W, flagstaff custom house S22°W. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 11 inches, aft 22 feet 2 inches

3.15pm: H.M.S. "Rowan" arrived

9.45pm: S.S. "Celtic Pride" arrived


Aberdeen Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Celtic Pride".


Cape Plati is also known as Akra Platí.


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of March 1916


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie A367

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under after shelter deck, outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

J. Hicks, 684.503



J. Hicks, 684.504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

J. Hicks, 1800





LOGS FOR MARCH 1916


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1 March 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

7.30am: Trawler 258 arrived

8.00am: H.M.S. "Rowan" sailed

9.00am: Hands employed making cargo nets and as required

9.00am: S.S. "Danestone" arrived [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant S.S. "Daneston"]

11.15am: S.S. "Danestone" sailed

11.40am: Store ship S.S. "Asteria" arrived

5.00pm: Ordinary seamen and boys at physical drill

8.30pm: Burned searchlights


Aberdeen Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Daneston".

The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Asteria".


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2 March 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

7.30am: H.M.S. "M.20". S.S. "Clacton" arrived

9.00am: Diving party employed recovering lighter moorings

9.30am: Read warrant numbers 19 to 24

11.00am: Hands as required

12.10pm: S.S. "Clacton" sailed

4.15pm: Diving party returned. Completed diving

5.50pm: H.M.S. "Theseus" arrived

8.30pm: H.M.S. "M.18" arrived

11.00pm: H.M.S. "M.18" sailed


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Clacton", requisitioned by the Royal Navy to serve as an auxiliary minesweeper.


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3 March 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.35am: H.M.S. "M.20" sailed

11.05am: Opened fire on hostile aeroplane

4.30pm: H.M.S. "Snaefell" arrived

6.10pm: H.M.S. "Snaefell" sailed with "K76-inch in tow


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4 March 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.50am: H.M.S. "M.20" sailed

1.30pm: Landed recreation party

4.30pm: H.M.S. "M.33" arrived

6.15pm: H.M.S. "M.33" sailed

7.20pm: H.M.S. "M.20" arrived


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5 March 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

8.30am: H.M.S. "Rowan" arrived with motor lighter in tow

9.00am: Received stores and mails from H.M.S. "Rowan"

9.30am: Divisions

10.30am: Held divine service

1.30pm: Landed recreation party

2.45pm: S.S. "Celtic Pride" arrived


Aberdeen Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Celtic Pride".


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6 March 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.30am: Hands employed painting ship. H.M.S. "Theseus" sailed

6.50am: S.S. "Clacton" arrived

7.30am: H.M.S. "Triad" arrived

8.10am: S.S. "Clacton" sailed

10.30am: Hands painting ship

2.00pm: Hands painting ship

10.30pm: H.M.S. "Triad" sailed


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Clacton", requisitioned by the Royal Navy to serve as an auxiliary minesweeper.


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7 March 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

10.00am: Hands painting ship and as required

5.10pm: H.M.S. "Rowan" arrived

6.00pm: H.M.S. "Snaefell" arrived

6.30pm: Discharged six cot cases to H.M.H.S. "Somali"

6.55pm: H.M.S. "Rowan" sailed

9.00pm: Received stores from H.M.S. "Snaefell"


Clyde Built Ships lists a reference to H.M.H.S. "Somali".


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8 March 1916

From Stavros to Kalamuti and Kavala

Lat 40.82, Long 24.62

4.40am: H.M.S. "M.33" arrived

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded, course as required. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 2 inches, aft 21 feet 10 inches

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

1.05pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings Kalamuti: Kalamuti Point S10°W, blue house S70°E

2.40pm: Weighed and proceeded to Kavala. Course as required

4.20pm: Course as required

4.30pm: Stopped. Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings Kavala: Kavala ~~~ N75°E, rocky point in centre of bay N10°W

7.00pm: His Majesty's Consul Rici came on board


Kalamuti is also known as Keramoti.

Kalamuti Point is also known as Akra Keramoti.


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9 March 1916

From Kavala to Deuthero Cove and Stavros

Lat 40.84, Long 24.32

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded. Course as required for Deuthero Cove

7.30am: Stopped. Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings Deuthero Cove: lighthouse N80°E, tower S10°E

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

11.45am: Weighed and proceeded to Stavros. Course as required. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 0 inch, aft 21 feet 10 inches

3.45pm: Course and speed as required

3.55pm: Stopped. Came to port anchor in number 7 berth. Anchor bearings: flagstaff custom house S20°W, naval signal station N80°W. H.M.S. "Edgar" in harbour


Deuthero Cove is also known as Ormos Eleftheron.


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10 March 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

8.30am: Salving motor lighter stranded between numbers 1 and 2 piers

9.00am: H.M.H.S. "Carisbrooke Castle" arrived

Noon: S.S. "Clacton" sailed

6.00pm: H.M.S. "M.28" towed motor lighter off beach

7.00pm: H.M.H.S. "Carisbrooke Castle" sailed


Roll of Honour lists a reference to H.M.H.S. "Carisbrooke Castle".

The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Clacton", requisitioned by the Royal Navy to serve as an auxiliary minesweeper.


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11 March 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

7.00am: H.M.S. "Snaefell" arrived

7.30am: H.M.S. "M.33" sailed

8.30am: Thirteen French and British aeroplanes passed over Endymion

8.45am: H.M.S. "Snaefell" sailed

10.30am: Hands cleaning ship

Noon: S.S. "Asteria" sailed

1.30pm: Landed recreation party

7.15pm: S.S. "Clacton" arrived

8.15pm: S.S. "Clacton" sailed


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Clacton", requisitioned by the Royal Navy to serve as an auxiliary minesweeper.

The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Asteria".


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12 March 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.45am: H.M.S. "Edgar" sailed

8.30am: Received fresh provisions and stores from H.M.S. "Rowan"

9.10am: Weighed and proceeded to number 7 berth

9.25am: Came to starboard anchor

10.15am: Divisions

10.30am: Divine service. H.M.S. "Rowan" sailed

1.30pm: Landed recreation party


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13 March 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

7.45am: Tug "Flying Fish" with motor lighter in tow arrived

9.15am: Exercised control parties

4.20pm: Ordinary seamen and boys to instruction in boat pulling and physical drill

5.00pm: S.S. "Clacton" arrived

8.20pm: S.S. "Clacton" sailed


Tyne Tugs lists a probable reference to tug "Flying Fish".

The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Clacton", requisitioned by the Royal Navy to serve as an auxiliary minesweeper.


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14 March 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.35am: S.S. "Celtic Pride" arrived

10.00am: Hands employed as required

1.30pm: Hands employed as required

5.20pm: H.M.S. "M.28" arrived

5.30pm: Received 30 cases ammunition from shore fore transport to Mudros

6.00pm: H.M.S. "Snaefell" arrived

6.30pm: Read warrants numbers 25, 26, 27, 28

7.10pm: H.M.S. "Snaefell" sailed

8.50pm: Received one prisoner for detention from H.M.S. "M.28"


Aberdeen Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Celtic Pride".


Mudros is also spelled Moudros.


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15 March 1916

From Stavros to Mudros

Lat 40.13, Long 25.60

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded course as required. Draught of water: forward 18 feet 6-inches, aft 21 feet 8 inches

9.05am: Altered course S10°E to investigate large volume of smoke coming from Sphigmenu Monastery

9.25am: Hands employed as required

3.45pm: Rounded Kombi Island

4.20pm: Came to starboard anchor, 4 shackles, in 7 fathoms, B6 berth

5.00pm: Received 2 inch gun and mounting from H.M.S. "Europa". Hoisted out picket boat

5.20pm: Collier "Queen Amilie" came alongside

8.00pm: Prepared for coaling


Tyne Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Queen Amilie".


Esphigmenou Monastery is also known as Sphigmenu Monastery and Moní Esfigménou.

Kombi Island is also known as Vrachonisida Kompi.


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16 March 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

3.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

6.15am: Commenced coaling. Draught of water before coaling: forward 18 feet 4 inches, aft 21 feet 7 inches

10.00am: Coaling ship

2.05pm: Finished coaling. Received 540 tons. Draught of water after coaling: forward 19 feet 8 inches, aft 22 feet 2 inches

2.30pm: Collier cast off

7.50pm: Drew fires in picket boat


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17 March 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: S.S. "Swanley Vale" came alongside with ammunition [The log-keeper most probably accidentally combined the names of S.S. "Swanley" and S.S. "Swansea Vale", both met before]

9.00am: Hands employed ammunitioning and cleaning ship

10.30am: S.S. "Swanley Vale" cast off

2.30pm: Hands employed as required

10.25pm: Drew fires in picket boat


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Swanley".

Clyde Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Swansea Vale".


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18 March 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

4.45am: Lighted fires in picket boat

8.30am: Hands cleaning ship

1.30pm: One seaman rating sent to H.M.S. "Europa" for detention

10.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat


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19 March 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.40am: Divisions

10.15am: Held divine service

3.20pm: One petty officer, one leading signalman and seven seamen ratings joined ship from H.M.S. "Europa" for passage to Stavros

10.30pm: Picket boat drew fires


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20 March 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

8.45am: Landed every available man for route march

9.20am: S.S. "Swanley" came alongside. Remainder hands provisioning ship

11.00am: S.S. "Slemish" came alongside. Received four cases high explosive 3-pounder shell

12.30pm: S.S. "Swanley" cast off

2.30pm: Lost overboard by accident one spanner, ordnance, pattern 24

6.00pm: Drew fires in and hoisted in picket boat


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Swanley".

The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Slemish".


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21 March 1916

From Mudros to Stavros

Lat 40.12, Long 24.63

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded to Stavros. Course as required out of harbour. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 6-inches, aft 22 feet 4 inches

9.30am: Exercised general quarters. Hands employed making cargo nets and as required

12.20pm: Passed S.S. "Clacton" steering East. Sighted H.M.S. "M.20" steering NNE

5.00pm: Course as required

5.35pm: Stopped. Came to starboard anchor in 14 fathoms, 5 shackles, in number 7 berth

6.00pm: Discharged ratings for passage to shore

6.30pm: H.M.S. "M.20" arrived

7.15pm: H.M.S. "Rowan" arrived

7.40pm: H.M.S. "Rowan" sailed


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Clacton", requisitioned by the Royal Navy to serve as an auxiliary minesweeper.


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22 March 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.45am: H.M.S. "Snaefell" arrived

6.55am: H.M.H.S. "Rewa" sailed

7.30am: Cutter and skiff sweeping and creeping for motor lighter moorings

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.30am: Hands employed as required

2.00pm: Scrubbing hammocks


Roll of Honour lists a reference to H.M.H.S. "Rewa".


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23 March 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.30am: Hands employed as required

1.15pm: S.S. "Celtic Pride" sailed

6.05pm: H.M.S. "Rowan" arrived

9.25pm: H.M.S. "Rowan" sailed


Aberdeen Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Celtic Pride".


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24 March 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

5.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

7.15am: H.M.S. "M.18" sailed. S.S. "Asteria" arrived

7.30am: Hoisted out picket boat

9.30am: Exercised all 6-inch gunlayers, trainers, sight setters and number 2's with .303 aiming rifle, picket boat towing target

11.15am: Open fire on hostile aircraft, 4 rounds

1.00pm: Trained number of guns crews at .303 aiming practice

1.20pm: Trawler 43 alongside for 4 tons of water. H.M.S. "M.18" arrived

4.30pm: S.S. "Clacton" arrived

5.00pm: Read warrant number 29

7.10pm: S.S. "Clacton" sailed

7.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Asteria".

The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Clacton", requisitioned by the Royal Navy to serve as an auxiliary minesweeper.


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25 March 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

4.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

6.10am: H.M.S. "M.18" sailed

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00 "K.70" alongside for placing concrete blocks ready for dropping as moorings

6.35pm: S.S. "Wexford Castle" arrived

8.00pm: Drew fires in picket boat

10.25pm: S.S. "Asteria" sailed


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26 March 1916

From Stavros to Kavala

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.25am: H.M.S. "Snaefell" arrived

9.00am: British Consul's motor engine arrived from Kavala with despatches

9.40am: Divisions

10.30am: Divine service

12.20pm: Weighed and proceeded to Kavala. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 1 inch, aft 22 feet 2 inches

3.50pm: Fired 5 rounds at hostile aircraft travelling East

5.00pm: Stopped. Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Kavala lighthouse N85°E, cliff in bay N17°W


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27 March 1916

From Kavala to Kastro (Thaso)

Lat 40.60, Long 24.59

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 0 inch, aft 22 feet 1 inch

7.42am: Stopped. Trawler 43 closed

8.05am: Proceeded

10.00am: Reduced speed

10.05am: Came to starboard anchor

10.20am: Shifted berth to south-eastward

10.40am: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings Kastro (Thaso): Cape Kephalo N87°W, Cape of Panagia S38°E

11.00am: Marines exercised at gun drill

1.50pm: H.M.S. "Rowan" arrived

2.35pm: H.M.S. "Rowan" sailed

3.00pm: Navigating officer sounding out harbour


Thaso is also spelled Thasos and Thassos.

Cape Kephalo is also known as Akra Kefalas.

Panagia is also known as Nisida Panagia.


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28 March 1916

From Kastro (Thaso) to Kamariotis and Panagia Roads (Thaso)

Lat 40.78, Long 25.46

6.40am: Weighed and proceeded. Draught of water: forward 18 feet 10 inches, aft 22 feet 2 inches

9.00am: Sighted S.S. "Clacton" ahead

10.00am: Course as required for control drill

10.45am: Resumed course

Noon: Course and speed as required for entering Kamariotis Bay

12.15pm: Stopped. Lowered anchor

2.05pm: Weighed and proceeded

4.30pm: Ordinary seamen and boys at physical drill

6.30pm: Course as required approaching Panagia Roads

6.50pm: Speed as required

7.15pm: Came to. Anchor bearings: Wellings Point S72°E, eastern conspicuous tree South


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Clacton", requisitioned by the Royal Navy to serve as an auxiliary minesweeper.


Kamariotis Bay is located off Kamariotissa, Samothrace Island.

Panagia Roads is also known as Órmos Panagiás and Limena Bay.

Wellings Point is also known as Ákra Evraiókastro.


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29 March 1916

From Panagia Roads (Thaso) to cruising off Kavala, and at Stavros

Lat 40.91, Long 24.41

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded. Courses as required

8.17am: Stopped to transfer captain to "T.43"

8.30am: Proceeded, courses as required

10.15am: German aeroplane passed flying East

2.40pm: Stopped. Captain returned on board from "T.43"

3.00pm: Proceeded for Stavros

6.00pm: Course as required

6.30pm: Stopped. Came to port anchor, in 14 fathoms, 5 shackles, in number 7 berth


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30 March 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

4.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

6.00am: S.S. "Princess Ena" and S.S. "Princess Alberta" arrived to embark units of Royal Navy Division

7.20am: Opened fire on hostile aeroplane which dropped two bombs

8.30am: Hoisted out picket boat

9.30am: Gunlayers, trainers and sight setters exercised with .303 aiming rifle. Picket boat towing target

10.00am: Marine detachment paraded in marching order and mustered kit

1.30pm: Gave special leave to watch

7.00pm: Drew fires in picket boat

8.15pm: S.S. "Princess Ena" sailed

9.00pm: S.S. "Princess Alberta" sailed


Wikipedia has an article on S.S. "Princess Ena".

The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Princess Alberta".


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31 March 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

4.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

7.00am: H.M.S. "Rowan" arrived

7.10am: H.M.S. "M.33" sailed

8.25am: H.M.S. "Rowan" sailed

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands employed as required

3.00pm: S.S. "Celtic Pride" sailed

4.00pm: H.M.S. "M.33" arrived

7.00pm: Drew fires in picket boat


Aberdeen Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Celtic Pride".


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of April 1916


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie A367

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under shelter deck, outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 30th

J. Hicks, 684.503



J. Hicks, 684.504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 30th

J. Hicks, 1800





LOGS FOR APRIL 1916


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1 April 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.30am: S.S. "Clacton" arrived

9.55am: S.S. "Clacton" and H.M.S. "M.20" sailed

10.30am: Hands cleaning ship

1.15pm: Starboard watch and boys of both watches landed for recreation

8.10pm: Trawler 43 arrived


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Clacton", requisitioned by the Royal Navy to serve as an auxiliary minesweeper.


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2 April 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.45am: Divisions

10.15am: Divine service

11.15am: Trawler 43 sailed

1.10pm: Discharged one private marines to H.M.S. "M.33"

5.40pm: H.M.S. "Snaefell" arrived

6.30pm: Divine service

8.00pm: Prepared for sea

10.00pm: H.M.S. "Snaefell" sailed


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3 April 1916

From Stavros to Deuthero Cove and Kavala

Lat 40.83, Long 24.53

5.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Draught of water: forward 18 feet 7 inches, aft 21 feet 10 inches

9.15am: Course as require for entering Deuthero Cove

10.00am: Proceeded from Deuthero Cove towards Kalamuti Harbour. Courses and speed as required

1.00pm: Lost overboard by accident one whaler's crutch

1.10pm: Stopped. Closed H.M.S. "M.33"

1.30pm: Proceeded

1.50pm: Engines slow

2.30pm: Closed H.M.S. "Rowan" for mails. Stopped.

3.30pm: Proceeded

4.40pm: Ordinary seamen and boys at physical drill

5.05pm: Came to starboard anchor at Kavala. Anchor bearings Kavala: lighthouse N84°E, rock at south-west point S52°W


Deuthero Cove is also known as Ormos Eleftheron.

Kalamuti is also known as Keramoti.


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4 April 1916

From Kavala to Stavros, and at Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.40am: Weighed and proceeded

11.30am: Arrived Stavros. Came to port anchor, 5 shackles, 10 fathoms, in number 7 berth. Draught of water: forward 18 feet 6-inches, aft 21 feet 10 inches

4.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch

5.00pm: S.S. "Celtic Pride" arrived


Aberdeen Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Celtic Pride".


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5 April 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.30am: H.M.S. "M.28"

7.00am: S.S. "Clacton" arrived

9.30am: S.S. "Clacton" sailed

9.50am: "T.270" sailed

10.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Seamanship training class at instruction

11.55am: H.M.S. "M.28" and "T.43" arrived

5.30pm: "T.43" sailed

6.50pm: H.M.S. "Rowan" and "T.258" arrived

7.25pm: "T.258" sailed


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Clacton", requisitioned by the Royal Navy to serve as an auxiliary minesweeper.


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6 April 1916

From Stavros to Mudros

Lat 40.15, Long 24.58

5.35am: Weighed and proceeded. Draught of water: forward 18 feet 4 inches, aft 21 feet 8 inches

10.45am: Cape Laura abeam 4 miles

12.30pm: Exercised firing at kite target with 2-pounder

3.00pm: Lighted fires in picket boat

3.30pm: Course as required for entering Port Mudros

5.10pm: Came to port anchor, 4 shackles, in 6 fathoms, C9 berth

5.20pm: Hoisted out picket boat

5.30pm: Prepared for coaling

6.00pm: Collier S.S. "Etonian" secured alongside

7.40pm: Drew fires in picket boat


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Etonian".


Mudros is also spelled Moudros.

Cape Laura is also known as Cape Lavra and Ákra Tímiou Prodrómou.


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7 April 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

3.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

5.45am: Commenced coaling. Draught of water before coaling: forward 18 feet 2 inches, aft 21 feet 8 inches

8.48am: Coaling stay parted

10.05am: Recommenced coaling

2.30pm: Finished coaling. Took in 587 tons. Draught of water after coaling: forward 19 feet 5 inches, aft 22 feet 3 inches

3.00pm: Collier cast off

6.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

8.40pm: Fires out in picket boat


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8 April 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.15am: Lighted fires in picket boat

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship

4.20pm: Boys and ordinary seamen at physical drill

9.00pm: Fires out in picket boat


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9 April 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.15am: Lighted fires in picket boat

10.00am: Divisions

10.20am: Held divine service

10.30am: Send Roman Catholics to H.M.S. "Blenheim"

9.00pm: Fires out in picket boat


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10 April 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

7.45am: Trawler 43 arrived

9.30am: Hands employed as required

2.00pm: Hands employed painting ship

4.20pm: Read Warrant (number to be entered in H.M.S. "Europa")

9.50pm: Fires out in picket boat


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11 April 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands employed rattling down and as required. Boys exercised in boat pulling

2.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

4.40pm: Exercised boys and ordinary seamen at physical drill. Royal Navy Division ratings at boat exercise in second cutter

5.30pm: Held Roman Catholic service on board

8.30pm: Fires out in picket boat


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12 April 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

7.00am: Roman Catholic service held on board

7.30am: Marines landed for exercise

9.00am: Sent working party of one petty officer and fifteen hands to S.S. "Broomhill"

10.15am: Discharged one stoker to hospital ship S.S. "Karapara"

1.00pm: Landed football party

2.00pm: Hands employed painting and refitting

5.00pm: Starboard watch employed as required

11.00pm: Fires out in picket boat


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Broomhill".

Tyne Built Ships lists a reference to S.S. "Karapara", and Roll of Honour also lists a reference to H.M.H.S. "Karapara".


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13 April 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

8.30am: Sent one petty officer and fifteen hands to discharge S.S. "Broomhill"

8.10am: S.S. "Baron Ardrossan" came alongside with provisions. Provisioning ship

10.20am: S.S. "Baron Ardrossan" cast off

11.30am: Spread quarterdeck awning

2.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

8.30pm: Fires out in picket boat


Clyde Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Baron Ardrossan".


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14 April 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

8.45am: Landed 120 officers and men for route march

1.30pm: Hands remaining on board employed as required

5.00pm: Landing party returned

6.00pm: Trawler "Danestone" came alongside with kedge anchor and cable for Stavros [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant trawler "Daneston"]

11.00pm: Fires out in picket boat


Aberdeen Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Daneston".


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15 April 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

8.00am: Sent working party to discharge S.S. "Broomhill"

8.30am: Divisions with night clothing

10.30am: Hands cleaning ship

11.00am: Water lighter came alongside

4.55pm: Working party returned from S.S. "Broomhill"

7.00pm: Sent picket away on patrol duties


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Broomhill".


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16 April 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.30am: Picket boat returned from patrol duties

8.30am: Sent working party, one petty officer and fifteen hands, to S.S. "Broomhill"

10.00am: Divisions

10.10am: Sent Roman Catholics to H.M.S. "Blenheim"

10.30am: Held divine service

1.15pm: Landed all boys and ordinary seamen for recreation

5.15pm: Read warrant number 30

9.00pm: Fires out in picket boat


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17 April 1916

From Mudros to Stavros, and at Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

9.30am: 3-pounder guns crews at drill. Remainder hands as required

6.00am: Hoisted in picket boat

7.10pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour, course as required. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 4 inches, aft 22 feet 1 inch

8.00pm: Kombi Island abeam ½ mile


Kombi Island is also known as Vrachonisida Kompi.


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18 April 1916

From Mudros to Stavros, and at Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

1.00am: Passed H.M.S. "Snaefell" steering south-east

6.40am: Course as required

6.50am: Came to at Stavros number 7 berth. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 2 inches, aft 20 feet 0 inch

8.00am: Hoisted out picket boat

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands employed as required

2.00pm: Hands employed painting blisters

4.40pm: H.M.S. "Rowan" arrived

6.15pm: H.M.S. "Rowan" sailed

7.10pm: H.M.S. "Lowestoft" arrived

8.00pm: H.M.S. "Triad" arrived

8.30pm: H.M.S. "Lowestoft" sailed


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19 April 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

5.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised general quarters

10.00am: Hands employed as required

6.00pm: H.M.S. "Triad" sailed

6.30pm: Fires out in picket boat

7.00pm: Hoisted in picket boat

11.00pm: Trawler 270 arrived


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20 April 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Trawler 270 sailed

6.30am: S.S. "Clacton" arrived

7.30am: Sent diving party to pier to assist in placing stones in crib

8.15am: S.S. "Clacton" sailed

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

11.00am: Hands employed as required

1.00pm: S.S. "Asteria" arrived

3.15pm: "T.270" arrived

7.15pm: S.S. "Celtic Pride" arrived

7.30pm: "T.270" sailed


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Clacton", requisitioned by the Royal Navy to serve as an auxiliary minesweeper.

The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Asteria".

Aberdeen Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Celtic Pride".


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21 April 1916

From Stavros to Kavala

Lat 40.75, Long 24.40

6.30am: H.M.S. "Snaefell" arrived

6.50am: Weighed and proceeded, course as required. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 0 inch, aft 22 feet 1 inch

9.40am: Entered small area of fog

9.45am: Divisions. Read Articles of War

9.55am: Cleared fog area

10.20am: Held divine service

10.55am: Stopped, spoke "T.270"

11.20am: Course NW, slow

1.14pm: Stopped

1.18pm: Came to starboard anchor at Kavala. Anchor bearings: Kavala lighthouse N84°E, rock near south-west point S50°W

3.55pm: Weighed and proceeded to Stavros

7.45pm: Passed H.M.S. "Snaefell" and "T.298" steering East by North

8.45pm: Course as required

8.55pm: Came to port anchor, in 17 fathoms, 5 shackles, in number 7 berth


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22 April 1916

From Stavros to rendezvous point 10 miles south of Porto Lagos

Lat 40.75, Long 24.40

6.30am: Commenced diving operations on starboard propeller

10.00am: Hoisted in two seaplanes, stowing port side on the booms

12.10pm: H.M.S. "Snaefell" sailed

4.08pm: Weighed and proceeded with port engine. Draught of water: forward 18 feet 11 inches, aft 22 feet 0 inch

7.25pm: Stopped. Received mails from "T.43"

7.45pm: Proceeded

10.45pm: Sighted Thaso Island NNE


Thaso is also spelled Thasos and Thassos.


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23 April 1916

[In the vicinity of Porto Lagos]

Lat 40.28, Long 24.75

3.00am: Stopped. Rendezvous with H.M.S. "M.20", H.M.S. "Snaefell" and trawlers 270 and 298

4.15am: Operations Porto Lagos postponed on account of bad weather

4.45am: Course South

9.45am: Divisions

10.15am: Held divine service

Noon: Closed S.S. "Clacton"

12.10pm: Stopped to communicate with S.S. "Clacton"

12.45pm: Proceeded port engine

5.00pm: Stopped. Received stores from "T.43"

6.40pm: Proceeded


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Clacton", requisitioned by the Royal Navy to serve as an auxiliary minesweeper.


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24 April 1916

Operations off Porto Lagos, Panagia Roads, Casarite to Stavros

Lat 40.83, Long 24.88

1.30am: Stopped at rendezvous 2 miles north-west of Cape Ommaney, Thaso

1.40am: H.M.S. "Snaefell" closed. Hoisted out and transferred seaplanes to H.M.S. "Snaefell"

2.40am: Proceeded

3.05am: Course as required

5.30am: Carried out reconnaissance of Porto Lagos and vicinity with two seaplanes, H.M.S. "M.20" and three trawlers

5.45am: Enemy opened fire on ship with field batteries

5.50am: Stopped engines. Opened fire on enemy's guns 2 miles N81°E from Fenar Point lighthouse

6.10am: Ceased fire

6.30am: Proceeded as required to hoist in seaplanes

7.00am: Hoisted in seaplanes

7.40am: Proceeded

7.45am: Enemy aircraft dropped three bombs near ship

8.40am: Altered course toward Fenar Point

9.04am: Stopped

9.22am: Proceeded

10.00am: Course WNW, opened fire on pontoons. Stopped engines

10.35am: Hostile aeroplane dropped one bomb. Ceased firing at pontoons, operations completed

11.00am: Proceeded

12.55pm: Altered course as required for Panagia Roads, Thaso

1.17pm: Stopped. Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings Panagia Roads, Thaso: western conspicuous tree S30°W, Wellings Point S72°E

2.30pm: Weighed and proceeded course as required to Casarite

4.02pm: Came to. Anchor bearings Casarite: average between Cape Ommaney and SE Thaso Pulo N70°E, Cape Prino S30°W

5.40pm: Weighed and proceeded

6.40pm: Entered fog

7.45pm: Commenced sounding every 5 minutes

8.30pm: Thick fog, soundings taken every 4 minutes, steaming lights burning and siren sounded continually

9.50pm: Reduced speed

9.57pm: Lowered port anchor in 34 fathoms water, veered to 9 shackles, S10°E 6 miles from Chai Aghizi. Thick fog throughout. All precautions taken


Panagia Roads is also known as Órmos Panagiás and Limena Bay.

Cape Ommaney is also known as Ákra Pachýs.

Thaso is also spelled Thasos and Thassos.

Cape Fenar, or Fenar Point, is also known as Akra Fanari.

Wellings Point is also known as Ákra Evraiókastro.

Thaso Pulo is also known as Nisida Thasopoula.

Cape Prino is also known as Ákra Prínos.

According to the Mediterranean Pilot Volume 4, 1916, Chai Aghizi is a village located westward of the mouth of the Struma river.


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25 April 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

1.00am: Steaming lights burning and fog bell ringing at regular intervals.

9.10am: Weighed

9.20am: Proceeded. Soundings obtained every 4 minutes. Siren sounded, additional lookouts posted

11.03am: Sighted net defence

11.26am: Came to port anchor, 5 shackles, in 14 fathoms, in Y2 berth

2.00pm: Received two prisoners from shore.

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

9.30pm: H.M.S. "Raglan" arrived


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26 April 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.45am: H.M.S. "Rowan" arrived

7.30am: One seaman rating joined ship

10.30am: H.M.S. "Rowan" sailed

11.00am: Hands employed as required

1.00pm: Ceased discharging lighters at number 1 pier, weather conditions too bad. Unable to discharge store ship

3.10pm: S.S. "Celtic Pride" shifted berth

3.15pm: Received one prisoner from 6-inch gun section

4.00pm: Strong breeze, continuous drizzling rain, heavy south-eastern swell


Aberdeen Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Celtic Pride".


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27 April 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

5.30am: Lighter "K.70" dragged moorings and was driven ashore

7.50am: H.M.S. "Rowan" arrived

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: H.M.S. "Rowan" sailed with captain C.M. Stanley Royal Navy on board

7.40pm: Discharged one rating to S.S. "Clacton"

7.45pm: S.S. "Clacton" sailed


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Clacton", requisitioned by the Royal Navy to serve as an auxiliary minesweeper.


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28 April 1916

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.15am: H.M.S. "M.33" came alongside for 6-inch hawser

6.30am: Trawler 61 arrived

8.30am: One petty officer and thirty men rebuilding number 1 pier

9.10am: Placed two concrete blocks in "K.6" lighter

11.00am: H.M.S. "M.33" engaged in trying to tow off lighter "K.70"

3.30pm: H.M.S. "M.28" arrived

3.40pm: H.M.S. "M.33" and S.S. "Celtic Pride" towed "K.70" lighter off beach


Aberdeen Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Celtic Pride".


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29 April 1916

From Stavros to Porto Lagos

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

8.00am: One petty officer and twenty-six men landed to repair number 1 pier

10.30am: Hands cleaning ship

12.30pm: Hoisted in two seaplanes

2.55pm: H.M.S. "Rowan" arrived with captain Stanley Royal Navy

6.45pm: Weighed and proceeded, course as required. Draught of water: forward 18 feet 1 inch, aft 21 feet 8 inches

7.45pm: Stopped and communicated with trawler 917

9.05pm: Proceeded


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30 April 1916

Operations off Porto Lagos, and to Stavros

Lat 40.62, Long 25.13

6.50am: Arrived rendezvous 10 miles South and East of Panagia Island with H.M.S. "Raglan"

7.10am: Proceeded East

9.45am: Divisions

10.20am: Held divine service

11.15am: Picked up trawlers 43 and 298

1.45pm: Stopped 10 miles South of Fenar Point. Hoisted out seaplanes

3.05pm: Attacked by hostile seaplane, dropped 6 bombs near trawlers

3.12pm: Proceeded to entrance of Porto Lagos, trawlers sweep

4.26pm: Stopped in position S55°W 3100 yards from Fenar Point lighthouse

5.35pm: H.M.S. "Raglan" opened fire on seaplane hangar at Gereviz

5.42pm: Opened fire on parapets 600 yards North of Fenar Point

6.15pm: Ceased firing

6.55pm: Prepared to hoist in seaplanes

8.30pm: Hoisted in seaplanes

8.15pm: Proceeded


Panagia Island is also known as Nisida Panagia.

Cape Fenar, or Fenar Point, is also known as Akra Fanari.

The seaplane base at Gereviz was sited on Lake Boru, also known as Lake Vistonida and Límni Vistonída, in the vicinity of Néa Kessáni.


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of May 1916


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie A367

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under shelter deck, outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

J. Hicks, 684.503



J. Hicks, 684.504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

J. Hicks, 1800

(Broke by accident)


Negretti and Zambra, 1318A





LOGS FOR MAY 1916


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1 May 1916

From Porto Lagos to Stavros and Mudros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

5.00am: Sighted H.M.S. "Raglan" steering WSW

8.55am: Entered net defence

9.00am: Course as required

9.02am: Stopped. Came to port anchor, in 15 fathoms, 4 shackles, in Y1 berth

11.00am: Hoisted out seaplanes

7.35pm: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as required. Draught of water: forward 17 feet 11 inches, aft 21 feet 7 inches


Mudros is also spelled Moudros.


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2 May 1916

From Stavros to Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

6.43am: Entered foggy patches. Regulations complied with

9.50am: Stopped engines, bower anchor in 20 fathoms, 3 shackles, at entrance to Mudros Bay. Closed up A1 and A2, B1 and B2 guns

10.45am: Fog cleared

11.00am: Proceeded up harbour

11.45am: Came to port anchor, in 6 fathoms, in M3 berth

12.40pm: Collier S.S. "Luciston" came alongside

1.23pm: Commenced coaling. Draught of water before coaling: forward 17 feet 9 inches, aft 21 feet 6-inches

5.30pm: Coaling ship

6.00pm: Read two warrants (numbers in H.M.S. "Europa"). Discharged two ratings to H.M.S. "Europa" and two to H.M.S. "Cornwallis"

8.30pm: Finished coaling for the night

10.00pm: Discharged one rating to H.M.S. "M.17"


Clyde Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Luciston".


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3 May 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

5.40am: Recommenced coaling

9.00am: Ammunition ship S.S. "Slemish" came alongside. Discharged shrapnel shell

10.30am: S.S. "Slemish" cast off

11.30am: Finished coaling. Draught of water after coaling: forward 19 feet 4 inches, aft 21 feet 10 inches

11.50am: Collier cast off

2.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

10.20pm: Fires out in picket boat


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Slemish".


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4 May 1916

From Mudros to Malta

Lat 39.45, Long 24.87

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded to sea, course and speed as required out of harbour

7.30am: Sighted submarines periscope off Cape Skidi

10.15am: Clocks back 15 minutes

10.30am: Hands cleaning ship

7.15pm: Spoke H.M.S. "Skirmisher" steering NNE with two French transports

11.25pm: Passing through Doro Channel


Cape Skidi, located about a mile north of Ákra Velanidiá, is also known as Ákra Skio.

Doro Channel is also known as Stenón Kafiréos.


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5 May 1916

From Mudros to Malta

Lat 36.87, Long 23.37

1.20am: Passed destroyers with convoy of two ships

2.10am: Passed two steamers

4.10am: Makronisi light abeam 3.2 miles

4.45am: Sighted H.M.S. "Foresight" steering West

6.02am: Saint Georgio light abeam 2.7 miles

8.00am: Passed French destroyer escorting two French transports

10.15am: Clocks back 15 minutes

10.30am: Hands exercised collision and abandon ship

11.10am: Belo Pulo abeam S60°E 4.5 miles

Noon: French trawler escorted ship

3.00pm: Two French trawlers joined company and took station on starboard bow and port quarter

3.20pm: Passed S.S. "Wahine" steering North

5.00pm: Sighted French destroyer escorting storeship steering SW

6.30pm: Challenged by H.M. Sloop "Berberis"

7.45pm: French trawler patrol parted company

10.00pm: Passed cargo steamer without lights


The New Zealand Maritime Record has an article on S.S. "Wahine".


Makronisi is also known as Nísos Makrónisos.

Saint Georgio Island is also known as Agios Georgios and Nisís Áyios Yeóryios.

Pulo Belo, or Belopulo, is also known as Nisida Velopoula.


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6 May 1916

From Mudros to Malta

Lat 36.10, Long 20.62

1.50am: Cape Matapan light dipped

9.30am: Passed two steamers and two trawlers steering East

10.15am: Clocks back 15 minutes

10.30am: Hands cleaning ship


Cape Matapan is also known as Ákra Taínaron.


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7 May 1916

From Mudros to Malta

Lat 36.03, Long 17.17

5.30am: Passed H.M.S. "Penstemon" convoying two ships

6.30am: H.M.S. "Cyclamen" closed and proceeded West

7.30am: Passed convoy, five trawlers, two steamers

9.45am: Divisions

10.20am: Divine service. Put clock back 15 minutes

10.45am: Passed supply ship S.S. "White Head" steering East by South

Noon: Submarine reported 5° ahead of ship by H.M.S. "Cyclamen"

12.16pm: H.M.S. "Cyclamen" opened fire on submarine

1.00pm: Zigzag convoy

11.45pm: Observed strong reflection in water abreast of bridge


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "White Head".


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8 May 1916

From Mudros to Malta, and at Malta

Lat 35.883, Long 14.515

2.00am: Sighted steamer's lights bearing North steering East

5.30am: Sighted Malta Island

7.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.10am: H.M.S. "Harrier" piloted ship through swept channel, course as required

10.45am: Entered harbour

11.00am: Stopped. Secured to number 4 buoy, stern to Club House Wharf

1.00pm: All confidential wireless telegraphy and signal books returned and placed in ships safe

2.30pm: Hoisted out picket boat

5.00pm: Gave general leave to starboard watch till 9.00am Thursday


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9 May 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.883, Long 14.515

5.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

10.00am: Hands employed as required

1.00pm: Hands employed passing all shell on deck to shell rooms below and transferring cordite to the shore

9.00pm: Fires out in picket boat


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10 May 1916

At Valletta, Malta

Lat 35.883, Long 14.515

6.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

6.30am: Hands employed getting out ammunition

10.00am: Hands transferring cordite to lighter

2.30am: All cordite transferred to lighter

9.00pm: Fires out in picket boat


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11 May 1916

At Valletta, Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

5.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.30am: Ship shifted to number 4 dry dock

11.00am: Lieutenant C. Le Sueur R.N.R. placed under open arrest

1.20pm: Paid money to ship's company

2.30pm: Hands scrubbing ship's bottom. Unreeving main derrick purchase and topping lift

5.00pm: Gave general leave to port watch till 9.00am 14th

9.00pm: Fires out in picket boat


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12 May 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

10.00am: Hands employed as required

8.00pm: Fires out in picket boat


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13 May 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

10.00am: Hands employed refitting

1.00pm: Landed patrol

2.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

5.00pm: Hands employed cleaning up dock bottom

9.00pm: Fires out in picket boat


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14 May 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.00am: Landed church parties

9.45am: Divisions

1.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.00am. Leave to boys till 8.00pm

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part port watch till 10.00pm

8.00pm: Drew fires in picket boat


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15 May 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

7.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.00am: Lieutenant Claude de V. Le Sueur cautioned in accordance with K.R. and AI Article 724 for:

(1) Disobedience of ship’s orders by opening the dead-light of his cabin before arrival in harbour May 8th

(2) Authorizing the officer of the watch, sub-lieutenant Charles M. Robertson, to go below during his watch without being relieved

10.00am: Hands employed as required

1.00pm: Landed twenty hands and one leading stoker at Naval Ordnance Wharf to clear lighters. Remainder hands reeving main derrick guys, new mast ropes and as required

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part starboard watch from 6.30pm till 10.00pm

8.00pm: Landed canteen patrol

9.00pm: Fires out in picket boat


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16 May 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.00am: Twenty hands and one leading stoker sent to Naval Ordnance Wharf to clear ammunition lighters

2.00pm: Hands employed refitting

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.00am

4.50pm: Read warrants number 31 and [32; page scan is cut off]

8.00pm: Fires out in picket boat


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17 May 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

10.00am: Hands employed refitting

2.00pm: Sent two signal ratings to Castille [Signal Station]

2.30pm: Hands employed as required

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.00am

6.00pm: Two ratings joined ship from H.M.S. "Cornwallis"

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part starboard watch till 10.00pm


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18 May 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

10.00am: Hands employed as required

1.00pm: Read warrants numbers 33 and 34

2.30pm: Hands employed as required

5.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.00am

8.45pm: Fires out in picket boat


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19 May 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

10.00am: Hands employed as required

1.30pm: Hands drawing stores and as required

5.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part starboard watch till 10.00pm

7.45pm: Fires out in picket boat


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20 May 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

5.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.30am: Hands employed returning and drawing stores and as required

12.25pm: Discharged one leasing stoker to hospital

1.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.00am

3.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

6.30pm: Steam in picket boat all night


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21 May 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

9.15am: Divisions

10.30am: Landed church parties

12.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.00am, boys till 8.00pm

2.00pm: Landed patrol

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part starboard watch till 10.00pm

7.00pm: Fires out in picket boat


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22 May 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

10.10am: Discharged one rating to hospital.

10.30am: Hands employed as required

1.00pm: Discharged two ratings to H.M.S. "Egmont" for H.M.S. "Europa"

2.30pm: Hands employed as required

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.00am

5.30pm: Fires out in picket boat

7.00pm: Gave canteen leave to second part port watch till 10.00pm


H.M.S. "Egmont" was not a ship, but in fact Fort St. Angelo.


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23 May 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

9.00am: Hands employed in general work

10.00am: Commenced to run water into dry-dock

11.00am: Ceased flooding (17 feet)

1.30pm: Recommenced flooding dry-dock

2.10pm: Ship floated

3.00pm: Undocked ship and proceeded alongside Canteen Wharf

4.20pm: Landed patrol

4.40pm: Received one prisoner from S.S. "Queen Victoria"

5.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am

6.50pm: Gave canteen leave to first part starboard watch until 10.00pm

11.10pm: Patrol returned


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Queen Victoria".


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24 May 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

7.00am: Hands employed as required

10.30am: Hands drawing stores and variously employed

4.30pm: Warrant 35 read

5.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

6.00pm: Gave canteen leave for port watch until 10.00pm


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25 May 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

6.30am: Hands cleaning up decks

10.00am: Hands employed refitting and as required

2.00pm: Hands employed refitting

4.50pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am

5.00pm: Landed patrol

7.00pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of starboard watch until 10.00pm

11.40pm: Patrol returned on board


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26 May 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.886, Long 14.516

6.00am: Hands employed stowing awnings and preparing to shift ship

7.00am: Shifted ship to Hamilton Wharf, tugs in attendance

10.00am: Hands employed in general work

Noon: Light airs, fine clear weather, sultry

1.10pm: Landed colour sergeant Davidson to Royal Navy Hospital

2.30pm: Hands taking in ship's stores

5.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of port watch until 9.30pm


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27 May 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.886, Long 14.516

8.00am: Light airs, cloudy weather, drizzling rain

10.00am: Hands variously employed

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am. Also to both watches of boys until 8.00pm

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of starboard watch until 10.00pm


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28 May 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.886, Long 14.516

9.15am: Divisions

9.45am: Landed 29 Roman Catholics, 7 Wesleyans, 19 Presbyterians

10.15am: Landed Church of England party

11.45am: Church parties returned on board

1.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch, also both watches of boys

8.00pm: Both watches of boys returned


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29 May 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.886, Long 14.516

6.00am: Hands cleaning up decks

10.00am: Hands employed refitting and drawing stores

2.00pm: Hands employed in general work

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am

4.50pm: One rating joined ship from hospital

7.00pm: Gave canteen leave to second part starboard watch until 10.00am


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30 May 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.886, Long 14.516

10.00am: Hands employed in general work. Chipping bag flats. Carpenters party working about steamboats in dockyard

1.00pm: Gunners party drawing stores and painting out magazines. Bosun's party refitting and overhauling gear aloft. Carpenters party employed in dockyard

5.00pm: Discharged one cell prisoner to S.S. "Queen Victoria"

6.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of port watch


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Queen Victoria".


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31 May 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.886, Long 14.516

9.00am: Gunners party painting out magazines and shell rooms. Carpenters party working on ship's steamboats in dockyard. Remainder hands variously employed

2.00pm: Hands employed in general work

4.30pm: Landed patrol

5.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am

6.00pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of starboard watch until 10.00pm

11.30pm: Patrol returned


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of June 1916


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie A367

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under shelter deck, outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

J. Hicks, 684-503



J. Hicks, 684-504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

Negretti and Zambra, 1318A





LOGS FOR JUNE 1916


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1 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.886, Long 14.516

9.00am: Hands employed returned and drawing stores. Painting out canvas room, magazines and shell rooms, scraping and red-leading ship's side

1.30pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

6.00pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of port watch


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2 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.886, Long 14.516

9.00am: Hands employed returned and drawing stores. Refitting. Painting and cleaning magazines and shell rooms. Picket boat's crew scraping boat

2.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3.30pm: Paid monthly money and mess savings

4.00pm: One wireless rating joined in exchange for wireless telegraphist Lockley

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am

5.30pm: Two ratings joined ship from H.M.S. "Abercrombie" for cell punishment

7.00pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of starboard watch until 10.00pm


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3 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.886, Long 14.516

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Hands employed on Saturday routine. Steamboat crews working about their boats

1.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am. Leave for boys until 7.00pm

1.30pm: Landed picket for absentees

4.30pm: Landed patrol

5.00pm: Escort and two absentees returned on board

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of port watch


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4 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.886, Long 14.516

12.01am: Patrol returned on board

6.00am: Hands cleaning up decks, etcetera

9.10am: Church of England party landed for dockyard church

9.20am: Divisions

9.30am: Wesleyans and Presbyterians landed

9.45am: Roman Catholic's church party landed

Noon: Church parties returned

12.45pm: Landed patrol

1.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am. Leave to both watches of boys until 7.00pm

6.00pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of starboard watch until 10.00pm

10.00pm: Stragglers patrol returned on board with two absentees

Midnight: Heavy rain


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5 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.886, Long 14.516

9.00am: Hands employed drawing stores. Dismounting, scraping and cleaning guns. Painting out magazines and shell rooms. Steamboat crews at their boats

1.30pm: Discharged one rating to hospital

3.00pm: Hands employed as during forenoon

4.30pm: Special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of port watch


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6 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.886, Long 14.516

7.00am: Routine

9.00am: Hands employed returning and drawing stores. Cleaning and painting magazines and shell rooms. Dismounting and painting guns. Steamboats crews about their boats

1.20pm: Discharged three cases to hospital

2.30pm: Hands employed as during forenoon

4.20pm: Discharged one cell prisoner to H.M.S. "Abercromby" [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant H.M.S. "Abercrombie"]

5.00pm: Special leave to port watch until 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of port watch until 10.00pm

8.00pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace


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7 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.886, Long 14.516

6.30am: Routine

9.00am: Hands employed drawing stores. Chipping bag flats. Overhauling ship's galley. Steamboats crews about their boats

11.00am: One case discharged to hospital

1.30pm: Hands employed during forenoon. Gunners party dismounting and overhauling guns

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

5.20pm: Discharged one rating to H.M.S. "Abercromby" [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant H.M.S. "Abercrombie"]

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of port watch until 9.30pm

8.30pm: Received one prisoner from H.M.S. "Usk" for safe custody


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8 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.886, Long 14.516

5.30am: Routine

6.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

9.00am: Hands employed returning and drawing stores. Gunners party overhauling, painting and scraping guns. Hands chipping in galley and bag flats. Engineer lieutenant-commander A. Wild Royal Navy left the ship

10.00am: Landed straggling party for two absentees

12.30pm: Landed stragglers patrol

2.00pm: Hands employed as during forenoon

2.30pm: Stragglers patrol returned on board with absentees

5.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am

5.45pm: Read warrants 36, 37 and 39

6.00pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of starboard watch until 10.00pm


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9 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.886, Long 14.516

6.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

6.30am: Three prisoners left ship for military detention barracks

7.30am: Routine

9.00am: Hands employed scraping and painting guns, and drawing stores. Cleaning and painting out awning room. Chipping paintwork on mess decks and bag flats

11.45am: Read warrant number 41

1.30pm: Hands employed as during forenoon

4.30pm: Read warrant number 40

5.00pm: Special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am. Landed patrol

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of port watch

9.30pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace

11.10pm: Patrol returned


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10 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.886, Long 14.516

6.00am: Saturday morning routine

10.00am: Scrubbing decks, mess decks and flats

1.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch from 1.30pm until 7.00am

2.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes, and scrub and wash clothes

6.00pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of starboard watch until 10.00pm


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11 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.886, Long 14.516

6.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

7.00am: Routine

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Church parties landed: Church of England 67, Roman Catholic 36, Wesleyan 8, Presbyterians 30

Noon: Church parties returned


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12 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

7.00am: Shifted ship to Canteen Wharf assisted by tugs

9.00am: Gunners party employed scraping and painting guns. Bosun's party returning and drawing stores. Remainder hands chipping bag flats

1.30pm: Hands employed as during forenoon

4.00pm: One boy rating joined ship from hospital

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am. Landed patrol

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of starboard watch until 10.00pm

11.40pm: Patrol returned


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13 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

6.30am: Routine

9.00am: Hands employed scraping and painting bag flats, refitting, returning and drawing stores

10.15am: Discharged one cot case to hospital

2.00pm: Hands employed as during forenoon

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of port watch

7.30pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace

11.30pm: Gate patrol returned


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14 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

5.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

7.00am: Routine

10.10am: Discharged one engine room artificer to hospital

10.30am: Hands employed painting guns, chipping and scraping bag flats. Returning and drawing stores

2.00pm: Hands employed as during forenoon

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of starboard watch until 10.00pm

8.15pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace


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15 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

5.50am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

7.00am: Routine

7.35am: Water lighters came alongside

9.00am: Hands employed scraping and painting guns. Chipping and scraping bag flats. Carpenters party drawing stores

2.00pm: Hands employed as during forenoon

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of port watch until 10.00pm

8.15pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace

10.00pm: Temperature of cells 90° [F], prisoners transferred to Y1 casemate under sentry's charge


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16 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

7.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

7.30am: Routine

9.00am: Hands employed chipping and painting gun mountings. Bosun's party refitting. Carpenters party drawing stores. Chipping in bag flats

1.30pm: Landed brows and shifted ship to Somerset Wharf. Tugs in attendance

2.45pm: Made fast alongside. Hoisted out launch and sailing pinnace

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am

6.00pm: One rating joined ship from hospital

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of starboard watch until 10.00pm

8.00pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace


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17 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

5.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

7.00am: Landed brows and shifted ship to Hamilton Wharf. Tugs in attendance

9.00am: Saturday routine

10.40am: Landed brows and shifted ship to Somerset Wharf. Tugs in attendance

1.00pm: Hands to make and mend clothes

2.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am, and to both watches of boys until 8.00pm

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of port watch

8.10pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace


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18 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

6.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

7.00am: Routine

9.30am: Divisions. Church parties landed: Wesleyans 8, Presbyterians 17, Roman Catholics 28, Church of England 71

Noon: Church parties returned

1.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am, and leave to both watches of boys until 7.00pm

4.30pm: Landed patrol

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of starboard watch until 10.00pm

8.30pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace

11.50pm: Patrol returned on board


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19 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

5.15am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

7.00am: Routine

9.00am: Hands employed refitting and drawing stores. Chipping in bag flats. Painting gun shields

1.30pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of port watch until 10.00pm

8.30pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace


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20 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

6.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

7.30am: Received one prisoner from detention. Routine

9.00am: Chief gunners party scraping and painting gun mountings. Chipping in bag flats. Bosun's party rattling down and employed in general work

12.35pm: Received two ratings from H.M.S. "M.18" for safe custody

1.25pm: Read Warrant number 42

2.30pm: Hands employed as during forenoon

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of starboard watch until 10.00pm

8.00pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace


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21 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

5.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

5.35am: One prisoner left ship for detention barracks

7.00am: Routine

9.00am: Hands employed scraping and painting guns, and gun shields. Drawing stores. Scraping and chipping bag flats

1.30pm: Acting lieutenant C.M. Robertson R.N.R. detailed for temporary duty in H.M.S. "Margaritte" [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant H.M.S. "Marguerite"]

3.30pm: Hands employed as during forenoon

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am. Picket left ship

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of port watch

8.40pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace

11.20pm: Gate patrol returned

11.30pm: Picket returned


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22 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

7.00am: Routine

7.30am: Steam in steam pinnace

9.00am: Hands employed scraping and painting guns, and shell racks. Returning and drawing stores. Chipping and painting in bag flats

2.00pm: Hands working as during forenoon

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of starboard watch

8.15pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace


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23 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

5.45am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

7.00am: Routine

9.00am: Gunners party scraping and painting shell racks and gun mountings. Bosun's party refitting. Scraping and painting in bag flats.

11.00am: Midshipman Taylor-Young Royal Navy joined ship from H.M.S. "Cornwallis"

1.00pm: Hands working as during forenoon

2.00pm: One Boy joined ship from H.M.S. "Cornwallis"

4.30pm: Read warrant number 44. Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of port watch until 10.00pm

8.30pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace


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24 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

7.30am: Steam in steamboat. Saturday routine

9.00am: Gunners and bosun's party employed refitting. Remainder hands cleaning mess decks and flats

1.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am, and both watches of boys until 7.00pm

2.00pm: Landed cricket party

4.30pm: Patrol on shore

6.00pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of starboard watch until 10.00pm

8.40pm: Let fires die out in steamboat

11.40pm: Patrol returned on board


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25 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

6.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

7.00am: Routine

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Church parties landed:- 7 Wesleyans, 15 Presbyterians, 28 Roman Catholics, 50 Church of England

Noon: Church party returned

1.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am, and both watches of boys until 7.00pm

4.30pm: Read warrant number 43

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of port watch

8.10pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace


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26 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

6.30am: Routine

7.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

9.00am: Hands employed scraping and painting guns and shell racks. Returning and drawing stores. Chipping in bag flats

1.30pm: Hands employed as during forenoon

4.30pm: Special leave to port watch until 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of starboard watch

8.15pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace. One leading stoker joined the ship from H.M.S. "Doris"


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27 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

6.00am: Routine

9.00am: Gunners party scraping and painting shell racks and gun mountings. Bosun's party refitting. Scraping and chipping in bag flats

11.00am: Two cot cases discharged to hospital

2.00pm: Hands employed as during forenoon

4.30pm: Special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of port watch until 10.00pm


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28 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

6.30am: Routine

9.00am: Hands employed refitting, painting bag flats. Steamboats crews about their boats. Gunners work

2.00pm: Hands employed as during forenoon

4.30pm: Special leave to port watch until 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of starboard watch until 10.00pm

9.30pm: Stowed quarter deck awnings


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29 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

6.00am: Routine

7.00am: Hands employed shifting ship to Hamilton Wharf. Tugs assisting

9.00am: Hands scraping and painting shot rags, bag flats

10.30am: Shifted ship to Somerset Wharf

1.00pm: Hands to make and mend clothes

1.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am, and both watches of boys until 7.00pm

4.30pm: Patrol landed

6.10pm: Discharged one boy rating to H.M.S. "Egmont"

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of port

11.05pm: Patrol returned on board


H.M.S. "Egmont" was not a ship, but in fact Fort St. Angelo.


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30 June 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

6.30am: Routine

9.00am: Hands employed shifting ship. Scraping and painting gun mountings, working in bag flats. Refitting

1.00pm: Hands employed as during forenoon

2.30pm: Slewed ship around for lifting port guns. Tugs assisting

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am

6.00pm: One boy rating joined ship from hospital

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of starboard watch until 10.00pm


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of July 1916


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.

Forwarded [signed by] P.S.R. Conron Lieutenant-Commander for Captain (sick).


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.

The Dreadnought Project has an article on lieutenant-commander Philip Sidney Ronayne Conron.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie A367

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under shelter deck, outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

J. Hicks, 684.503



J. Hicks, 684.504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

Negretti and Zambra, 1318A





LOGS FOR JULY 1916


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1 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

6.30am: Saturday morning routine

7.30am: Received one R.N.R. seaman from military detention

9.30am: Hands employed refitting, scraping and painting gun mountings. General work

1.30pm: Hands employed as during forenoon

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of port watch until 10.00pm


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2 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

6.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

7.30am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

9.30am: Divisions

9.50am: Landed Wesleyans, Presbyterians, Church of England

Noon: Church parties returned

1.00pm: Discharged Mister Taylor-Young midshipman Royal Navy to H.M.S. "Lord Nelson"

1.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am, and both watches of boys until 7.00pm

4.30pm: Read warrants number 45 and 46

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part starboard watch until 10.00pm

7.15pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace


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3 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

6.30am: Two prisoners left for detention barracks. Lit fires in steam pinnace

7.30am: Two prisoners returned on board from detention barracks

9.30am: Hands employed returning and drawing stores. Scraping and painting shot racks and bag flats. Cleaning out spirit room

1.30pm: Let fires die out in steamboat

2.30pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon

4.30pm: One signal rating and one stoker returned from hospital

5.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part port watch until 10.00pm


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4 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

6.00am: Routine

7.30am: Received one seaman from detention barracks

8.00am: Lit fires in steamboat

9.00am: Hands employed scraping and mounting guns. Returning and drawing stores

2.00pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of starboard watch until 10.00pm

8.15pm: Let fires die out in steamboat


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5 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

6.30am: Routine

7.30am: Received one stoker R.N.R. from detention barracks

9.00am: Hands employed scraping and painting bag flats, scraping and painting gun mountings. General work

1.30pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of port watch until 10.00pm


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6 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

6.30am: Routine

9.00am: Hands employed scraping and painting gun mountings, bag flats, mess decks, also employed chipping foremast

1.30pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon

4.00pm: Landed patrol

4.10pm: Paid quarterly settlement

4.50pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of starboard watch until [left blank]

11.20pm: Patrol returned


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7 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

5.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

7.00am: Routine

9.00am: Hands employed painting mess decks, bag flats, shot racks. Chipping foremast. Drawing and returning stores

10.00am: Landed stragglers patrol

1.30pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon, also hand employed clearing coal out of coal bunker

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of port watch


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8 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

6.00am: Saturday routine

9.00am: Hands employed painting mess decks and flats, refitting. Chipping foremast. Clearing coal out of coal bunkers

9.30am: Landed stragglers patrol

1.20am: Landed stragglers patrol

1.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am. Leave to both watches of boys until 7.00pm

4.10pm: Stragglers patrol with four absentees returned on board.

5.00pm: Drew fires in steamboat

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of starboard watch until 10.00pm


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9 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

6.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

7.00am: Routine

9.15am: Divisions

9.30am: Landed church parties: Church of England, Roman Catholics, Wesleyans, Presbyterians

Noon: Church parties returned

1.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am. Leave to both watches of boys until 7.00pm

4.00pm: Let fires die out in steamboat

4.30pm: Landed patrol

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of port watch until 10.00pm

11.50pm: Patrol returned


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10 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

6.30am: Routine

7.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

9.00am: Hands employed painting mess decks, bag flats, chipping foremast. Painting gun shields

10.30am: Discharged two ratings to hospital

1.30pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

5.00pm: One seaman returned from hospital

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of starboard watch until 10.00pm


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11 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

5.30am: Specially detailed hands blacking down aloft

7.00am: Routine

9.00am: Hands employed painting mess decks and flats, refitting and general work

1.30pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon

4.15pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of port watch until 10.00pm


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12 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

6.30am: Routine

8.30am: Hands employed painting mess decks and flats, refitting, returning and drawing stores

1.30pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon

4.15pm: Landed patrol

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am

5.30pm: Specially detailed hands blacking down aloft

6.00pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of starboard watch until 10.00pm

11.30pm: Patrol returned


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13 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.882, Long 14.517

4.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

5.00am: Specially detailed hands blacking down aloft

6.30am: Shifted ship to Canteen Wharf, tugs assisting

8.10am: Shifted ship to Bermala Wharf [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Burmola Wharf]

9.30am: Hands employed painting mess decks and flats, and general work

10.15am: Marine detachment paraded for arms inspection and semaphore exercise

1.30pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of port watch until 10.00pm


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14 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.882, Long 14.517

6.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

7.00am: Routine

9.00am: Hands employed painting mess decks and flats, and general work

1.30pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am

5.30pm: Specially detailed hands blacking down aloft

6.00pm: One naval ordnance (marines) returned from hospital

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of starboard watch until 10.00pm

8.00pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace


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15 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.882, Long 14.517

6.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

6.30am: Saturday routine

9.00am: Received one engine room artificer from detention barracks

10.00am: Hand cleaning ship, night clothing washed

1.00pm: Hands to make and mend clothes

1.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am. Leave to both watches of boys until 7.00pm. Recreation party landed

4.30pm: Landed patrol

6.30pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace. Gave canteen leave to first part of port watch until 10.00pm

11.30pm: Patrol returned


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16 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

6.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

6.30am: Routine

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Church parties landed: 9 Wesleyans, 12 Presbyterians, 28 Roman Catholics, 48 Church of England

Noon: Church parties returned

1.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am. Leave to both watches of boys until 7.00pm

2.30pm: Discharged chaplain Marshall to hospital

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part starboard watch until 10.00pm

8.30pm: Banked fires in steam pinnace


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17 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.882, Long 14.517

7.00am: Routine

9.00am: Hands employed painting mess decks and flats. Carpenters party drawing stores. Gunners party scraping and painting gun mountings

11.00am: Discharged one stoker petty officer to hospital

1.00pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

5.30pm: Read warrants 47 and 48

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of port watch until 10.00pm

8.30pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace


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18 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.30am: Discharged one able seaman and one stoker to detention barracks

7.30am: Routine

9.40am: Shifted ship to number 4 dry dock, tugs assisting

10.15am: Commenced pumping out

11.00am: Hands scrubbing ship's side and painting mess decks and flats

Noon: Ship on chocks

1.10pm: Read warrants numbers 47, 50, 51 and 52

2.00pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon

2.30pm: One private R.M.L.I. joined ship from H.M.T. "Osmanieh"

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am

4.40pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace

4.45pm: Patrol landed

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of starboard watch until 10.00pm

11.30pm: Patrol returned


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.T. "Osmanieh".


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19 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

5.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

6.30am: Discharged four prisoners to detention barracks

7.00am: Routine

9.00am: Hands employed rounding up chain cable ready for survey. Clearing up dry dock, painting mess decks and flats. Returning and drawing stores

1.30pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of port watch until 10.00pm


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20 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

5.50am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

6.00am: Routine

9.00am: Hands employed provisioning ship, cleaning out dry dock. Testing gun sights

1.30pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am

5.30pm: Discharged one signal rating to H.M.S. "Egmont"

6.00pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of starboard watch until 10.00pm


H.M.S. "Egmont" was not a ship, but in fact Fort St. Angelo.


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21 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

5.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

6.30am: Routine

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning up bottom of dry dock. Drawing stores, painting in bag flats.

9.30am: Pom-pom tested by ordnance department and found out of order

11.00am: One stoker discharged to hospital

1.30pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am. Landed patrol

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of port watch until 10.00pm

8.00pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace

11.45pm: Patrol returned


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22 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

7.30am: Routine

9.00am: Hands employed clearing up the bottom of the dry dock. Gunners and bosun's parties drawing stores. Painting mess decks and flats

1.00pm: Hands to make and mend clothes

1.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am. Leave to both watches of boys until 7.00pm

3.30pm: Slung clean hammocks

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of starboard watch until 10.00pm

8.00pm: Banked fires in steam pinnace


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23 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

7.00am: Routine

9.30am: Divisions

9.40am: Church parties landed: Wesleyans 6, Presbyterians 11, Roman Catholics 23, Church of England 46

Noon: Church parties returned

1.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am. Leave to both watches of boys until 7.00pm

5.00pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of port watch


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24 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

6.30am: Routine

9.00am: Hands employed clearing up in bottom of dock. Drawing stores. Cleaning out chain locker

10.30am: Discharged one rating to hospital

1.30pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am. Landed patrol

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of starboard watch until 10.00pm

8.15pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace

11.30pm: Patrol returned on board


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25 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

5.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

7.00am: Routine

9.00am: Hands employed clearing up dock bottom. Painting mess decks and flats

9.30am: "Courts Martial" held on board

11.00am: Discharged two ratings to hospital

1.30pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of port watch until 10.00pm

9.15pm: Banked fires


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26 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

9.00am: Hands employed painting shot racks, mess decks and flats. Taking in chain cable

10.30am: Discharged one marine to H.M.S. "Europa"

1.30pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon

3.15pm: Discharged Fleet Surgeon Stanistreet to hospital

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part of starboard watch until 10.00pm

8.00pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace


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27 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

5.30am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

7.00am: Routine

9.30am: Hands employed painting guns and shot racks, mess decks and bag flats, working and overhauling flooding valve

1.30pm: Read warrants numbers 52 and 53

2.00pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am. Landed patrol

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part port watch until 10.00pm

8.00pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace

11.40pm: Patrol came on board


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28 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.00am: Routine

6.30am: Two prisoners discharged to detention barracks

7.30am: Received three ratings from detention barracks

9.00am: Hands employed painting mess decks and flats. Painting ship's side. Returning and drawing stores

10.00am: Chief gunner and Navy Ordnance officials experimented with 2-pounder gun

1.30pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon

4.15pm: One rating joined ship from H.M.S. "Egmont"

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am

4.50pm: One rating joined ship from hospital

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of starboard watch until 10.00pm

8.00pm: Banked fires in picket boat


H.M.S. "Egmont" was not a ship, but in fact Fort St. Angelo.


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29 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.00am: Routine

9.00am: Hands employed painting mess decks and flats, cleaning up in dock bottom

1.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am. Leave to both watches of boys until 7.00pm

2.55pm: Started to flood dock

3.35pm: Ceased flooding (17 feet water)

6.00pm: Sub-lieutenant Blott R.N.R. joined ship for temporary duty

7.50pm: Let fires die out in picket boat


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30 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.30am: Routine

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Church parties landed: Presbyterians 13, Wesleyans 6, Roman Catholics 24, Church of England 57

Noon: Church parties returned

1.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am. Leave to both watches of boys until 7.00pm

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part starboard watch until 10.00pm

7.00pm: Let fires die out in picket boat


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31 July 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

5.30am: Steam in picket boat

6.30am: Routine

7.00am: Recommenced flooding dry dock

8.30am: Hands employed hoisting up shell and placing in shot racks

9.30am: Undocked ship and proceeded to Somerset Wharf, tugs in attendance

10.30am: One officer rejoined from hospital

11.00am: Discharged one rating to hospital

1.00pm: Hands placing shell in shot racks, returning and drawing stores, and as required

4.30pm: Landed patrol. Gave special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

5.00pm: Two ratings joined ship from hospital

6.00pm: Two stokers joined ship from H.M.S. "Egmont"

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part of port watch until 10.00pm

11.25pm: Patrol returned on board


H.M.S. "Egmont" was not a ship, but in fact Fort St. Angelo.


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of August 1916


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie A367

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under shelter deck, outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

J. Hicks, 684-503



J. Hicks, 684.504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

Negretti and Zambra, 1318A





LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916


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1 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.884, Long 14.517

6.30am: Coal lighters came alongside. Twenty hands employed at Ordnance Wharf loading ammunition lighters

8.30am: Commenced coaling, native labour. Draught of water before coaling: forward 18 feet 3 inches, aft 21 feet 0 inch

9.00am: Hands employed returning and drawing stores

10.30am: Engineer commander Warwick joined ship

2.35pm: Finished coaling, received 442 tons. Draught of water after coaling: forward 19 feet 7 inches, aft 21 feet 11 inches

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to first part port watch

8.15pm: Banked fires in picket boat

11.30pm: Sent guard boat and escort to convey prisoners from H.M.S. "Geranium" to H.M.S. "Egmont"


H.M.S. "Egmont" was not a ship, but in fact Fort St. Angelo.


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2 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.882, Long 14.517

7.45am: Commenced ammunitioning ship

9.00am: Shifted berth to Burmola Wharf

10.00am: Ammunitioning ship

11.15am: Fleet Surgeon Stanistreet rejoined ship from hospital

2.10pm: Carried out basin trial

2.30pm: Completed ammunitioning

3.45pm: Lieutenant Godsell joined ship

4.15pm: Finished basin trial

5.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part port watch till 10.00pm

8.30pm: Fires out in picket boat


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3 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.882, Long 14.517

7.30am: Hands employed painting ship

10.00am: Painting ship

2.00pm: Painting ship

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.00am

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part starboard watch till 10.00pm

7.45pm: Fires out in picket boat


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4 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

5.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.00am: Shifted berth to number 3 buoy

10.30am: Swung ship for adjustment of compasses

12.30pm: Secured stern to number 3A buoy

4.00pm: Paid monthly money

5.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.00am. Landed patrol. Hands employed hoisting in boats

5.25pm: One seaman rating rejoined from hospital

7.45pm: Fires out in picket boat

8.00pm: Discharged one rating to H.M.S. "Egmont"


H.M.S. "Egmont" was not a ship, but in fact Fort St. Angelo.


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5 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

5.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.15am: Discharged one cot case to hospital

1.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.00am and both watches of boys till 7.00am

6.00pm: H.M.S. "Dartmouth" sailed

9.30pm: Banked fires in picket boat


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6 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

9.30am: Divisions. Landed church parties: 19 Roman Catholics, 1 Presbyterian, 4 Wesleyans

10.10am: Held divine service

10.15am: Landed stragglers patrol

1.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.00am and both watches of boys till 7.00pm

2.45pm: Stragglers returned on board

6.30pm: Gave canteen leave to second part port watch till 10.00pm

11.50pm: Fires out in picket boat


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7 August 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

5.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

8.50am: One seaman and one stoker rating joined ship from detention barracks

9.30am: Court of Enquiry held on board

10.30am: Hands employed scraping upper deck and painting bag flats

1.25pm: Read stations for abandon ship

2.30pm: Hands painting ship and as required

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 10.00pm

5.00pm: Four officers and fifty ratings joined ship for passage. Landed funeral party

6.30pm: Two signal ratings joined ship from Castille [Signal Station]

8.40pm: Fires out in picket boat


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8 August 1916

From Valletta to Marsa Scirocco and Mudros

Lat 35.83, Long 14.55

6.00am: Prepared for sea

8.00am: One rating joined ship from H.M.S. "Egmont"

8.30am: Hoisted in picket boat

9.05am: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour. Draught of water: 19 feet 10 inches forward, 21 feet 11 inches aft

9.30am: Passed breakwater. Course and speed as required for carrying out machinery trial

Noon: Entered Marsa Scirocco harbour

12.12pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings Marsa Scirocco: Binghaisa Point S13°W, beacon pier S80°W

2.00pm: Dockyard hands adjusting bearings in engine room

3.50pm: Weighed

4.10pm: Proceeded out of harbour. Course as required

6.00pm: Prepared for night defence

11.00pm: Clocks on 10 minutes


H.M.S. "Egmont" was not a ship, but in fact Fort St. Angelo.


Marsa Scirocco is also known as Marsaxlokk.

Mudros is also spelled Moudros.

Binghaisa Point is also known as Il-Ponta ta’ Bengħajsa.


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9 August 1916

From Malta to Mudros

Lat 34.92, Long 18.10

1.00am: Clocks on 10 minutes

8.15am: Passed S.S. "Craftsman"

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Exercised general quarters. 6-inch guns crews to loader

12.15pm: Sighted large three funnel French transport steering West

12.30pm: Passed torpedo boat destroyer H.M.S. "Usk" and S.S. "Joshua Nicholson" both steering West

2.45pm: Passed S.S. "Chindwin" and S.S. J.H.S.V. both bound west

4.15pm: Quarters. Exercised physical drill

7.00pm: Darkened ship. First watch to night defence stations

11.00pm: Clock on 10 minutes


Clyde Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Craftsman".

Tyne Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Joshua Nicholson".

Clyde Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Chindwin".

Convoy Web lists signal letters J.H.S.V. belonged to S.S. "Carmarthenshire", which is listed at the Wreck Site.


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10 August 1916

From Malta to Mudros

Lat 35.58, Long 22.55

3.30am: Clocks on 10 minutes

5.30am: Zigzag courses

7.00am: Zigzagging

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Exercised control drill

11.00am: Passed H.M.S. "Snapdragon"

2.15pm: Passed two trawlers, patrol vessels

3.43pm: Ovo Island bearing N40°W 6½ miles. Challenged and signalled French destroyer "Epee"

4.50pm: Passed two French trawlers

6.25pm: Sighted Belo Pulo bearing N3°E

9.55pm: Belo Pulo light bearing S33°E 4.7 miles

11.00pm: Clock on 10 minutes


Ovo Island is also known as Nisída Avgó.

Pulo Belo, or Belopulo, is also known as Nisida Velopoula.


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11 August 1916

From Malta to Mudros, and at Mudros

Lat 38.95, Long 25.15

12.30am: Clocks on 10 minutes

1.52am: Saint Georgio light abeam 8 miles

3.20am: Angarlestro light abeam 5 miles

6.18am: Cape Phassa abeam 2 miles. Passed French hospital ship steering South, also two patrol vessels

7.25am: Signalled H.M.S. "Skirmisher"

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised general quarters. Guns crews to loader. Starboard watch both batteries at control and loader drill

1.30pm: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

4.00pm: Course as required for entering Mudros harbour

4.40pm: Kombi Island abeam 5 cables

5.10pm: Entered net defence

5.30pm: Came to port anchor, in 6 fathoms, 4 shackles, in D2 berth. Anchor bearings: Talikna Point N34°E, right side of Ispatho S28°E

7.00pm: Collier "Bathampton" secured alongside

8.30pm: Discharged four officers and thirty eight ratings to H.M.S. "Europa", three ratings to H.M.S. "Cornwallis", one to H.M.S. "Duncan", three to H.M.S. "Blenheim", one to H.M.S. "Reliance", three to H.M.S. "Ark Royal"

11.00pm: Discharged one cot case to hospital ship

Midnight: Fires out in steam pinnace


Saint Georgio Island is also known as Agios Georgios and Nisís Áyios Yeóryios.

Cape Angarlestro is also known as Ákra Angálistros.

Cape Phassa is also known as Ákra Fássa.

Kombi Island is also known as Vrachonisida Kompi.

Talikna Point is also known as Ákra Lýchna.

Ispatho is also known as Koukkonísi.


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12 August 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

4.30am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

5.10am: Commenced coaling. Draught of water before coaling: forward 18 feet 7 inches, aft 21 feet 7 inches

9.45am: One stoker and one sergeant R.M.L.I. joined ship

11.25am: Finished coaling. Draught of water after coaling: forward 19 feet 10 inches, aft 22 feet 2 inches

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

4.15pm: Discharged commander Mellor to H.M.T. "Ermine" for passage

11.05pm: Fires out in steam pinnace


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.T. "Ermine".


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13 August 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.00am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

9.30am: Hands cleaning ship

11.00am: Held divine service

8.00pm: Fires out in steam pinnace


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14 August 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.00am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

8.35am: Weighed and proceeded as required to B3 berth

9.05am: Came to port anchor

11.45am: Read warrants numbers 55, 56, 57

4.30pm: Ammunition lighter came alongside. Hands employed ammunitioning ship

6.30pm: One stoker R.N.R. and one boy joined ship from H.M.S. "Europa"

11.30pm: Fires out in steam pinnace


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15 August 1916

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.00am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

6.00am: Aired bedding

6.30am: Sent Roman Catholics to H.M.T. "Angora" for service

9.40am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands painting bag flats and as required

2.00pm: Hands employed as required

4.30pm: Quarters

10.00pm: Fires out in steam pinnace


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.T. "Angora".


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16 August 1916

From Mudros to Salonika

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.00am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

8.30am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: Exercised signal exercise X.P.1

10.00am: Hands employed painting bag flats, scraping decks and as required

1.15pm: Fires out in steam pinnace. Hoisted in steam pinnace

1.20pm: Weighed. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 8 inches, aft 22 feet 2 inches

1.30pm: Proceeded, course as required, out of harbour

1.57pm: Passed boom defence

5.15pm: Tripti Point Strati Island abeam 4 miles

7.25pm: Sighted object in water, altered course 8 points to port

7.30pm: Resumed course

7.50pm: Sighted Psathura light bearing S77°W

9.50pm: Psathura light bearing S52°E 13.8 miles

10.15pm: Signalled H.M.S. "Sarnia" steering East


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.S. "Sarnia".


Tripti Point is also known as Akra Trypiti.

Strati Island is also known as Agios Efstratios.

Psathura Island is also known as Nisida Psathoura.


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17 August 1916

From Mudros to Salonika, and at Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.05am: Kassandra light abeam 16 miles

5.28am: Lost one blade from starboard propeller due to striking some submerged object. Position of ship when blade was 246° (S70°W magnetic) from Panomi Point lighthouse, depth of water 25 fathoms

6.30am: Course as required for entering Salonika Harbour

7.45am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings Salonika: south-east end breakwater N2°W, white tower N48°E. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 3 inches, aft 21 feet 11 inches

8.00am: Hoisted out steam pinnace

9.00am: Divers examining starboard propeller

10.00am: Exercised control parties

1.00pm: Hands employed painting half deck and as required

2.30pm: Discharged four stokers and one engine room artificer to H.M.S. "Exmouth"

4.10pm: Shifted berth. Anchor bearings: south-east end breakwater North, white tower N46°E

7.00pm: Forty four ratings joined ship from H.M.S. "St. George" for Principal Naval Transportation Office

10.45pm: Fires out in picket boat

11.30pm: Fires out in steam pinnace


Kassandra is also known as Kassandreia.

Panomi Point is also known as Akra Epanomis.


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18 August 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

5.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat and steam pinnace

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands employed as required

1.00pm: Discharged forty four ratings to Principal Naval Transportation Office

2.00pm: Hands employed scraping and painting boats

4.30pm: Hoisted in and fires out in steam pinnace

11.15pm: Fires out in picket boat


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19 August 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

4.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

6.00am: Diving party employed cleaning inlets

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: Aired night clothing

10.00am: Hands employed as required

11.00am: Three stokers rejoined ship from H.M.S. "Exmouth"

2.00pm: Hands cleaning and scraping out boats and as required

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.00pm

8.40pm: H.M.S. "Welland" arrived


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20 August 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

4.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

8.00am: H.M.S. "Triad" with vice-admiral on board arrived

9.00am: One stoker petty officer joined ship

9.30am: Divisions

9.45am: Held divine service

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.30pm

4.45pm: Eighteen ratings joined ship from Principal Naval Transportation Office


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21 August 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

12.30am: Fires out in picket boat

4.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: 3-pounder guns crews at 2-pounder drill

10.00am: Hands employed cleaning out boats and painting

12.45pm: Held sale of effects of late O. Rici, stoker

2.00pm: Hands employed painting and as required

4.30pm: Both watches of boys and ordinary seaman at physical drill

11.15pm: Picket boat doing patrol duty


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22 August 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.30am: Picket boat doing patrol duty

4.30am: Picket boat on patrol

9.30am: Hands employed painting and as required

11.00am: One stoker rejoined

2.00pm: Hands employed painting ship's side and as required

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.30pm


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23 August 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.25am: Hailed patrol boat

6.15am: Sent working party to H.M.S. "Dalkeit" [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant H.M.S. "Dalkeith"]

10.00am: Hands employed painting and as required

2.00pm: Hands employed painting and as required


The Wreck Site lists a reference to H.M.S. "Dalkeith".


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24 August 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

12.15am: Fires out in picket boat

4.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.00am: Hands employed scraping and painting

10.00am: Lost overboard by accident: two bags coal (tarred) 1 cwt. pattern number 4

2.00pm: Discharged two ratings to H.M.S. "St. George". Hands employed painting and as required

4.30pm: Discharged one marine to H.M.S. "Exmouth". Gave special leave to port watch till 7.30pm

5.40pm: One marine joined ship from H.M.S. "Exmouth"

11.20pm: Picket boat on patrol


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25 August 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.40am: Picket boat on patrol

7.40am: Discharged one rating to H.M.S. "St. George"

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: Exercised general quarters

10.30am: Hands employed painting and as required

11.00am: Engineer lieutenant-commander rejoined ship from hospital

1.30pm: Hands employed cleaning out gun layer's spaces and about boats

2.25pm: Sent diving party to tug "Andros"

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.30pm

6.00pm: Hoisted out steam pinnace. Fires out and hoisted in picket boat.

7.00pm: Sent diving party to S.S. "Minnetonka"

10.55pm: Hailed patrol boat


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Minnetonka".


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26 August 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

12.10am: Fires out in steam pinnace

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

1.30pm: Three ratings joined ship to await passage to Mudros

2.30pm: Sent four seamen, four stokers and one petty officer for search party at English pier

4.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.30pm. Lent one seaman gunner to transport S.S. "Minnetonka". Discharged two wireless telegraphists and one signal rating for passage to S.S. "Princess Alberta"

4.30pm: Landed funeral party

7.00pm: Mr. Twomey, clerk, joined ship from H.M.S. "Exmouth" and one writer's assistant. Two ratings joined ship from H.M.S. "St. George"


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Princess Alberta".


Mudros is also spelled Moudros.


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27 August 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.40am: Patrol boat away

4.15am: Picket boat on patrol

6.15am: Weighed and shifted berth to C berth

7.00am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: white tower N70°E, extreme end breakwater N3°E

9.15am: Sent Roman Catholic party to H.M.S. "St. George"

9.30am: Divisions

10.10am: Held divine service

10.40am: Three ratings joined ship

1.00pm: Sent coaling party to collier S.S. "Scaldier"

3.00pm: Coaling party returned


Clyde Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Scaldier", originally named S.S. "Langdale".

Also mentioned as being renamed to "Scaldier" in 1917, an article in the La metropole d'Anvers suggests she was renamed earlier.


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28 August 1916

[At Salonika]

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

5.30am: Sent coaling party, eleven hands, one petty officer, to collier

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised out bow mine sweeping defence

10.00am: Hands employed as required

1.30pm: Coaling party in collier, remainder of hands painting blisters and about sweeping gear

3.50pm: Sent diving party to H.M.S. "Triad"


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29 August 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

7.00am: Discharged one rating to H.M.S. "Fury"

8.00am: Sent coaling party, ten hands and one leading hand, to collier

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.30am: Hands employed replacing bow mine sweeping defence

1.00pm: Coaling party in collier. Remainder hands painting and as required

6.50pm: One rating joined ship from H.M.S. "St. George"

11.45pm: Picket boat on patrol duty


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30 August 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.50am: Picket boat on patrol duty

7.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

8.45am: Hoisted out picket boat

9.30am: 6-inch sight setters and V.P. men at drill

10.30am: Diving party away

12.30pm: Diving party away

2.00pm: Commander Higginson Royal Navy joined ship

5.50pm: Fires out in steam pinnace

6.30pm: Two ratings joined ship to await passage


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31 August 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

4.30am: Rifle firing hear ashore. 3-pounder and 2-pounder guns crews and searchlight crews closed up

7.00am: Diving party away

9.30am: Hands employed painting and as required

1.00pm: Working party, twelve men and one leading hand, sent to shore. Remainder hands painting and as required

4.30pm: Five R.N.A.S. ratings and one sub-lieutenant R.N.V.R. joined ship to await passage to Kassandra air station

7.15pm: Fires out in picket boat


Kassandra is also known as Kassandreia.


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[Back cover of log book]



LOG BOOK – SEPTEMBER 1ST 1916 TO NOVEMBER 30TH 1917


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[Front cover of log book]


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ADM.53/40875


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of September 1916


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie A367

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under shelter deck, outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 30th

J. Hicks, 684-503



J. Hicks, 684.504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 30th

Negretti and Zambra, 1318A





LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916


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1 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.25am: Exercised general quarters

10.30am: Hands employed as required

12.40pm: Received on cot case from drifter number 577

2.30pm: Discharged one officer and five ratings to S.S. "Princess Alberta" for passage to Mudros. Two ratings to transport S.S. "Trevilley"

4.00pm: Lost overboard by accident from steam boat: pattern number 144A, hydrometer pot, one in number

4.45pm: Discharged one rating to H.M.S. "St. George". Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.30pm

8.15pm: Steam pinnace moored up at English Quay for the night

11.00pm: Picket boat on patrol


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Princess Alberta".

Tyne Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Trevilley".


Mudros is also spelled Moudros.


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2 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.55am: Picket boat on patrol

8.00am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

9.30am: Hands cleaning ship

11.00am: One able seaman and one marine left ship to join S.S. "Myrmidon"

2.20pm: One marine and one seaman joined ship from S.S. "Myrmidon"

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.30pm

10.00pm: Fires out in picket boat


Tyne Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Myrmidon".


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3 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

7.00am: Discharged one sub-lieutenant and six R.N.A.S. ratings to Kassandra Air Station

9.15am: Sent Roman Catholics to H.M.S. "St. George"

9.30am: Divisions

10.30am: Held divine service

1.45pm: One able seaman and three signal ratings joined ship

7.30pm: Fires out in steam pinnace


Kassandra is also known as Kassandreia.


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4 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: Hands employed painting and as required

10.00am: Discharged one cot case to hospital

2.00pm: Hands employed painting and as required

5.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.30pm

7.50pm: Fires out in picket boat

11.20pm: Steam pinnace on patrol


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5 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.55am: Steam pinnace on patrol

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as required

10.00am: Marine detachment inspected by lieutenant-colonel Noble R.M.L.I.

1.00pm: Diving party clearing inlets S.S. "Rhesus"

1.30pm: Hands painting and cleaning ship

5.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.30pm

5.30pm: Read warrant number 56

8.30pm: Steam pinnace moored up for the night at English Quay


Clyde Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Rhesus".


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6 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Sight setters at drill. Remainder hands as required

1.15pm: Read two warrants (no numbers)

2.30pm: Hands employed as required

5.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.30pm


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7 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.30am: Sight setters and voice pipe men at drill. Remainder hands as required

4.30pm: Discharged one seaman R.N.R. to H.M.T. "Nitonian"

7.30pm: Two seamen ratings joined ship from S.S. "Princess Ena"

10.45pm: Picket boat on patrol duty


Tyne Built Ships lists a probable reference to H.M.T. "Nitonian".

Wikipedia has an article on S.S. "Princess Ena".


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8 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.50am: Picket boat on patrol duty

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.15am: Exercised general quarters

10.30am: Hands employed as required

10.55am: Discharged thee cot cases to hospital ship "Ghoorka". Received one cell prisoner from S.S. "Whitby Abbey" [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant H.M.H.S. "Goorkha"]

1.00pm: Carpenters and gunners party mounting gun in S.S. "Southgate". Remainder hands as required

3.15pm: Discharged one marine to H.M.S. "Europa" for detention, one seaman for hospital

8.30pm: Fires out in picket boat


Roll of Honour lists a reference to H.M.H.S. "Goorkha".

Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Whitby Abbey".

Uboat.net lists a possible reference to S.S. "Southgate".


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9 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.15am: Hailed guard boat

3.00am: Hailed guard boat

8.50am: Aired night clothing

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Make and mend clothes

4.30pm: Special leave to starboard watch till 7.30pm

6.35pm: Sloped awnings, heavy rain

8.30pm: Steam pinnace moored up at English pier, let fires [die] out


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10 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.15am: Sent Roman Catholics to H.M.S. "St. George". Two ratings joined ship from H.M.T. "Ermine"

9.30am: Divisions

10.30am: Held divine service

1.30pm: Discharged three cot cases to shore

4.30pm: Collier S.S. "Waddon" came alongside. Prepared for coaling

6.30pm: Hoisted in steam pinnace

8.15pm: Received one sick case, lieutenant Brand R.N.R., from drifter number 42

11.30pm: Picket boat on patrol duty


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.T. "Ermine".

Tyne Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Waddon".


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11 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.45am: Picket boat on patrol duty

5.30am: Commenced coaling. Draught of water before coaling: 18 feet 10 inches forward, 21 feet 4 inches aft

9.00am: H.M.S. "Triad" with Vice-Admiral Eastern Mediterranean Squadron on board arrived

Noon: Finished coaling. Received 408 tons. Draught of water after coaling: 19 feet 9 inches forward, 22 feet 1 inch aft

2.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

10.15pm: Hailed guard boat


According to the Dreadnought Project, at this time Sir Cecil Fiennes Thursby was the Vice-Admiral Eastern Mediterranean Squadron.


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12 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.10am: Hailed guard boat

9.30am: Hands cleaning ship

Noon: One warrant officer telegraphist brought on board by escort from hospital ship H.M.H.S. "Llandovery Castle"

3.15pm: Five ratings and one officer joined ship from H.M.S. "Arno", prize crew

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.30am

7.00pm: Sent engineers working party to H.M.S. "St. George"


Wikipedia has an article on H.M.H.S. "Llandovery Castle".


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13 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands employed as required and cleaning ship

10.45am: Sent two cot cases, lieutenant Brand R.N.R. and one seamen, to hospital ship

Noon: Hoisted out launch

1.00pm: Diving party employed at drifter 212. Remainder hands as required

5.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.30pm

10.30pm: Picket boat on patrol duty


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14 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.50am: Picket boat on patrol duty

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands employed as required

11.30am: Received one cell prisoner from S.S. "Whitby Abbey"

1.30pm: Hands employed as required

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.00pm


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Whitby Abbey".


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15 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.20am: Hailed guard boat

3.35am: Hailed guard boat

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.20am: Exercised general quarters

10.30am: Sight setters at drill

1.10pm: Sent working party, one leading stoker and thirteen hands, to H.M.S. "St. George"

1.25pm: Sent diving party to search for torpedo lost by torpedo boat "TB.18"

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch

5.00pm: Working party returned from H.M.S. "St. George"


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16 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

6.10am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

7.45am: Sent diving party to H.M.S. "Arno"

8.40am: Hoisted out steam pinnace

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.40am: Sent stragglers patrol onshore

11.10am: Discharged one cot case to hospital ship

11.15am: Patrol returned on board with absentee

11.45am: Read warrant (S.S. "Whitby Abbey")

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.30pm

8.30pm: Fires out in picket boat

11.30pm: Steam pinnace on patrol duty


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Whitby Abbey".


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17 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.50am: Guard boat left ship on patrol

5.45am: Sent whaler to sweep for torpedo boat "TB.18's" lost torpedo

6.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

6.15am: Fires out in steam pinnace

9.15am: Sent Roman Catholics to H.M.S. "St. George"

9.25am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

9.30am: Divisions

10.30am: Held divine service

11.00am: Fires out in steam pinnace

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch


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18 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands employed as required

11.00am: Oiled over topping and purchase of main derrick

1.00pm: Hands employed painting hand wheel flat and as required

2.30pm: Discharged one engine room rating to H.M.T. "Ermine" for hospital ship

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.00pm

5.30pm: Discharged one cot case and sick berth steward to H.M.T. "Ermine" for passage to hospital ship at Mudros


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.T. "Ermine".


Mudros is also spelled Moudros.


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19 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.30am: Sent coaling party of twenty seven men to S.S. "Waddon"

11.30am: Discharged one rating to H.M.S. "Triad"

2.05pm: H.M.S. "Triad" with Vice-Admiral Eastern Mediterranean Squadron sailed

2.15pm: Two ratings joined ship from H.M.S. "Myrmidon" for H.M.S. "Europa"

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.30pm

6.00pm: Received three cell prisoners from H.M.S. "St. George"

10.10pm: Guard boat proceeded on rounds


According to the Dreadnought Project, at this time Sir Cecil Fiennes Thursby was the Vice-Admiral Eastern Mediterranean Squadron.


Tyne Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Waddon".


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20 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.50am: Guard boat proceeded on rounds

6.00am: Aired bedding

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands as required

1.30pm: Hands as required

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.30pm

6.00pm: Raised steam in steam pinnace

6.30pm: Hoisted out steam pinnace


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21 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

12.45am: Hailed guard boat

3.10am: Hailed guard boat

6.10am: Sent whaler to search for torpedo boat "TB.18" lost torpedo

7.30am: Sent diving party to hospital ship S.S. "Galeka" to clear inlets

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers

10.30am: Hands employed as required

2.00pm: One seaman rating rejoined ship from torpedo boat "TB.30"

2.30pm: Hands employed as required

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.30pm

11.30pm: Hailed guard boat


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Galeka".


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22 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.25am: Exercised general quarters. Exercised buzzer signals (aircraft procedure) with H.M.S. "M.17"

2.00pm: Hands employed as required

4.30pm: Discharged three ratings to S.S. "Princess Ena" for passage to Mudros. Gave special leave to port watch till 7.30pm

11.30pm: Patrol boat proceeded on rounds


Wikipedia has an article on S.S. "Princess Ena".


Mudros is also spelled Moudros.


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23 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.15am: Patrol boat proceeded on patrol rounds

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship

2.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.30pm

10.20pm: Hailed guard boat


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24 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.15am: Hailed guard boat

3.20am: Hailed guard boat

9.15am: Sent Roman Catholic's to H.M.S. "St. George"

9.30am: Divisions

10.30am: Held divine service

3.20pm: Trawler 696 came alongside

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.30pm

11.55pm: Hailed guard boat


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25 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.50am: Hailed guard boat

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.25am: 3-pounder guns crews at drill

10.00am: Hands employed as required

2.00pm: Hands as required

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 7.30pm

11.25pm: Guard boat proceeded on rounds


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26 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.45am: Steam pinnace proceeded on patrol rounds

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands as required

10.30am: Two Italian fishing boats brought alongside by torpedo boat "TB.18" for investigation

1.30pm: Hands as required

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.30pm

6.00pm: Worked main derrick, replaced picket boat's boiler, hoisted out sailing pinnace in launch

10.35pm: Hailed guard boat


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27 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.40am: Hailed guard boat

2.45am: 3-pounder guns crews and searchlight crews closed up (Zeppelin reported in vicinity)

3.30am: Hailed guard boat

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: Exercised control parties

11.00am: Drifter 1432 came alongside to have her mast lifted with main derrick

2.00pm: Hands employed as required

3.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 6.30pm

3.55pm: Received one cell prisoner from H.M.S. "M.17"


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28 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.25am: 3-pounder gun and searchlight crews closed up (Zeppelin reported in vicinity)

2.15am: Hailed guard boat

6.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.00am: Hoisted out picket boat

10.00am: Hands as required

10.25am: One private marines joined ship from H.M.S. "Egmont"

Noon: Three ratings joined ship from H.M.S. "Europa"

1.00pm: Hands employed as required

3.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 6.30pm

4.00pm: 3-pounder guns crews at drill

5.10pm: Received one cell prisoner from H.M.S. "St. George"

7.15pm: Fires out in steam pinnace

11.30pm: Picket boat proceeded on patrol rounds


H.M.S. "Egmont" was not a ship, but in fact Fort St. Angelo.


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29 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.50am: Guard boat proceeded on rounds

6.15am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.20am: Exercised general quarters. Sight setters at drill

1.20pm: Discharged on rating to S.S. "Whitby Abbey"

2.30pm: Hands as required

3.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 6.30pm

5.50pm: Discharged two ratings to H.M.S. "St. George"

6.20pm: Received one cell prisoner from H.M.S. "St. George"

7.45pm: Fires out in picket boat


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Whitby Abbey".


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30 September 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

12.50am: Hailed guard boat

3.15am: Hailed guard boat

6.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship. Aired night clothing

11.50am: Discharged one rating from cells to S.S. "Whitby Abbey"

1.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

3.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 6.30pm

4.50pm: Two ratings joined ship from torpedo boat "TB.30"

5.30pm: Received one cell prisoner from H.M.S. "St. George"

7.00pm: Fires out in picket boat

10.55pm: Hailed guard boat


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Whitby Abbey".


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of October 1916


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie A367

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under shelter deck, outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

J. Hicks, 684.503



J. Hicks, 684.504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

Negretti and Zambra, 1318A





LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916


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1 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.10am: Hailed guard boat

3.55am: Hailed guard boat

5.45am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

9.15am: Sent Roman Catholics to H.M.S. "St. George"

9.30am: Divisions

10.20am: Held divine service

3.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch

7.20pm: Fires out in picket boat

9.45pm: Two ratings brought on board by escort

11.40pm: Steam pinnace proceeded on patrol duty


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2 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.50am: Steam pinnace proceeded on patrol rounds

5.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.30am: Hands as required

1.30pm: Hands as required

3.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch

5.00pm: Received one cell prisoner from H.M.S. "St. George"

5.10pm: Discharged one cell prisoner to H.M.S. "St. George"

7.00pm: Fires out in picket boat

9.50pm: Hailed guard boat


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3 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

6.00am: Weighed and proceeded, course as required to Mikra Bay

7.05am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Mikra Point N2°E, Tumulus 57 S68°E

9.00am: Carried out 1 inch and .303 aiming practice

1.00pm: Carried out 1 inch and .303 aiming practice

4.00pm: Weighed and proceeded to Salonika anchorage

5.14pm: Came to port anchor, in 10 fathoms, 5 shackles, in "C" berth. Anchor bearings: south-east end breakwater N4°E, white tower N60°E

7.30pm: Fires out in picket boat


Mikra Point is also known as Ákra Mikró Émvolo.


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4 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

6.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers. Mustering bags

9.15am: Received one cell prisoner from H.M.S. "St. George"

11.00am: Discharged one rating to S.S. "Highland Laird"

12.15pm: Engineer lieutenant-commander Machan joined ship

2.30pm: Hands employed as required

3.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch

6.10pm: H.M.S. "Sentinel" sailed

7.30pm: Fires out in steam pinnace

9.00pm: One private marines and one boy joined ship from hospital

11.30pm: Picket boat on patrol rounds


Clyde Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Highland Laird".


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5 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.55am: Picket boat on patrol rounds

6.00am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Mustered seamen's bags. 6-inch guns crews at casemate drill

1.00pm: Hands employed as required

3.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch

4.10pm: Anti-aircraft guns crews exercised at repelling aircraft attack

7.50pm: Fires out in steam pinnace


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6 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

6.00am: Discharged one leading signalman to Kassandra

9.10am: Exercised general quarters

10.00am: Tested all flood valves of magazines and found correct

2.10pm: Discharged six ratings to S.S. "Princess Ena" for passage to H.M.S. "Europa"

3.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch

6.00pm: Sent diving party to H.M.S. "Folkestone" to clear inlets

7.30pm: Fires out in picket boat


Wikipedia has an article on S.S. "Princess Ena".

Clyde Built Ships lists a probable reference to H.M.S. "Folkestone".


Kassandra is also known as Kassandreia.


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7 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

6.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: 3-pounder guns crews on aerial guard

3.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch

5.00pm: Discharged one shipwright to H.M.S. "St. George". One shipwright and one able seaman rejoined ship from H.M.S. "St. George"

7.30pm: Fires out in steam pinnace

11.40pm: Picket boat on patrol rounds


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8 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.50am: Picket boat on patrol rounds

5.45am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

9.00am: Assistant paymasters Harris and Gibbons joined ship, also one private marine

9.15am: Sent Roman Catholics to H.M.S. "St. George" (36)

9.30am: Divisions. Held divine service

7.15pm: Fires out in picket boat


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[Log page crossed through]


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9 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

7.00am: Discharged one rating to Tuzla

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers. Sent diving party to torpedo boat "TB.30"

9.20am: H.M.S. "Triad" arrived. Hands employed as required

11.15am: Received one cell prisoner from H.M.S. "Comet"

1.00pm: 6-inch sight setters at drill. Remainder hands as required

2.25pm: Discharged engineer lieutenant-commander Warwick for passage to England

4.00pm: Discharged lieutenant-colonel Noble and servant and two ratings to H.M.T. "Ermine" for passage

7.20pm: Fires out in steam pinnace


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.T. "Ermine".


Tuzla Point is also known as Ákra Toúrla.


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10 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

8.25am: One petty officer mechanic joined ship from Kassandra

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: Seamanship training classes at instructor. Marines as 6-inch loader and infantry drill

1.30pm: Discharge one rating to H.M.S. "St. George"

2.00pm: Gunnery training class at instruction

5.00pm: 3-pounder guns crews at drill

6.40pm: Fires out in picket boat

11.40pm: Steam pinnace on patrol rounds


Kassandra is also known as Kassandreia.


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11 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.05am: Steam pinnace on patrol rounds

5.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

7.30am: Sent coaling party of twenty two men to brickworks pier to load trucks

8.05am: Fires out in steam pinnace

8.45am: Hoisted in steam pinnace

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Gunnery training classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

1.30pm: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instructions

3.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch


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12 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

8.45am: Landed party for route march

1.00pm: Landed coaling party of twenty one men at brickworks pier

3.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch

4.30pm: Read warrant number 49

5.00pm: Received one cell prisoner from H.M.S. "St. George". Discharged one seaman R.N.R. to H.M.S. "St. George"


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13 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

12.10am: Fires out in picket boat

6.30am: Sent coaling party of twenty men to brickworks pier

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: Mustered bags. Seamanship and gunnery training classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

10.30am: Marines detachment inspected Senior Officer Royal Marines H.M.S. "Lord Nelson"

1.00pm: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instruction

3.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch


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14 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

8.30am: Hands cleaning ship

10.30am: Discharged one cell prisoner to H.M.S. "St. George"

1.30pm: Hands as required

3.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch. Discharged one rating to S.S. "Princess Ena" for passage

5.00pm: Discharged engineer lieutenant Seaton to H.M.S. "Osiris II"

5.25pm: Discharged one cell prisoner to H.M.S. "St. George". Received three from H.M.S. "St. George"

11.00pm: Picket boat on patrol rounds


Wikipedia has an article on S.S. "Princess Ena".

Clyde Built Ships lists a probable reference to H.M.S. "Osiris II".


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15 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.10am: Picket boat on patrol rounds

9.30am: Divisions. Ship inspected by Vice-Admiral Eastern Mediterranean Squadron

10.30am: Performed divine service

11.45am: Discharged one seaman R.N.V.R. to H.M.S. "Comet"

3.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch

5.15pm: Collier S.S. "Waddon" came alongside. Prepared for coaling


According to the Dreadnought Project, at this time Sir Cecil Fiennes Thursby was the Vice-Admiral Eastern Mediterranean Squadron.


Tyne Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Waddon".


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16 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

6.00am: Commenced coaling. Draught of water before coaling: forward 19 feet 5 inches, aft 21 feet 6-inches

7.00am: Handed over one court-martial prisoner to master-of-arms of H.M.S. "Lord Nelson"

8.30am: One rating joined ship from H.M.T. "Ermine"

11.00am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

11.50am: Finished coaling. Received 310 tons. Draught of water after coaling: forward 19 feet 7 inches, aft 22 feet 2 inches

12.30pm: Lost overboard by accident whilst coaling: 25 sacks coal, tarred, pattern number 3A, 2 shovels, steel, navigator, pattern number 6466

2.30pm: Fires out in steam pinnace

4.15pm: Discharged one rating to H.M.T. "Ermine"

5.00pm: Received one rating from H.M.S. "Comet" for cells. Discharged one rating to H.M.S. "St. George", and to trawler 327


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.T. "Ermine".


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17 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

8.50am: Divisions. Prayers. Aired night clothing

9.30am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

10.00am: Hands as required

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

3.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch

7.45pm: Fires out in picket boat


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18 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

4.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: Gunnery training class at instruction. Exercised sight setters and control parties. Remainder hands as required

10.00am: Ratings joined: 7, discharged: 2

1.25pm: Gunnery training class at instruction. Hands as required

3.00pm: S.S. "Celtic Pride" came alongside with stores

6.45pm: Fires out in steam pinnace


Aberdeen Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Celtic Pride".


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19 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

5.00am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: Training classes gunnery and seamanship at instructions. Marines at 6-inch loader and infantry drill

10.00am: Ratings joined: -, discharged: 1

1.00pm: Training classes gunnery and seamanship at instructions. Remainder of hands as required

3.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch and both watches of boys

4.30pm: Exercised anti-aircraft guns crews. Boys and ordinary seaman at physical drill


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20 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.00am: Steam pinnace on patrol rounds

4.25am: Steam pinnace on patrol rounds

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.20am: Exercised general quarters

10.00am: Ratings joined: 1, discharged: 1. Training classes gunnery and seamanship at instructions

1.00pm: Training classes gunnery and seamanship at instructions. Remainder as required

3.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch


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21 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.30am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Ratings joined: 0, discharged: 1

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

1.00pm: Sent diving party to H.M.S. "M.17"

3.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch


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22 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

7.30am: Sent divers to H.M.S. "M.17" to secure propellers

9.20am: Sent Roman Catholics to H.M.S. "St. George"

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Ratings joined: 2, discharged: 1

10.20am: Performed divine service

11.00am: Lost overboard by accident: 12½ fathoms 1 inch cable

3.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch


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23 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

7.30am: Sent working party of one leading seaman and ten hands to S.S. "Spinel". 6-inch guns crews at loader drill

8.30am: Diving party searched for lost cable

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Ratings joined: 1, discharged: 1

10.30am: Training classes gunnery and seamanship at instructions. Remainder hands as required

1.00pm: Training classes gunnery and seamanship at instructions. Remainder hands as required

3.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch


Clyde Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Spinel".


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24 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

6.40am: Weighed and proceeded to Mikra Bay, course as required

7.00am: Stopped to receive mail from H.M.S. "Fury"

7.18am: Proceeded

7.50am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: Mikra Point N14°E, Tumulus 57 S80°E. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 6-inches, aft 22 feet 0 inches

9.30am: 6-inch gun layers trainees and gunnery training class at .303 aiming practice. 6-inch guns crews at loader [drill]

10.00am: Ratings joined: 1, discharged: 1

1.30pm: Exercised general quarters

2.00pm: 6-inch guns crews at 1 inch aiming practice

2.50pm: Weighed and proceeded to Salonika anchorage, course as required

3.50pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: south-east end breakwater N4°E, white tower N60°E

4.30pm: Read and exercised fire and abandon ship stations

11.30pm: Steam pinnace on patrol rounds


Mikra Point is also known as Ákra Mikró Émvolo.


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25 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.45am: Steam pinnace on patrol rounds

9.00am: Hands employed placing anchors and cables, for patrol launch trot, in motor lighter

10.00am: Ratings joined: 3, discharged: 4

11.00am: Gunnery training class at instruction

1.00pm: One petty officer and thirty hands employed laying out trot for patrol launches. Training classes gunnery and seamanship at instructions

3.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch


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26 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

8.40am: Landed seamen and marines for route march

10.00am: Ratings joined: 3, discharged: 2

1.00pm: Sent working party of twelve hands to H.M.S. "St. George". Hands make and mend clothes

3.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch


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27 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

6.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.30am: Training classes gunnery and seamanship at instructions. Remainder hands as required

10.00am: Ratings joined: 0, discharged: 0

1.00pm: Training classes gunnery and seamanship at instructions. Remainder hands as required

2.30pm: Received one 3-pounder gun mounting and ammunition from H.M.T. "Southgate"

3.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch

7.35pm: Fires out in steam pinnace

10.00pm: Picket boat on patrol rounds


Uboat.net lists a possible reference to H.M.T. "Southgate".


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28 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.45am: Picket boat on patrol rounds

9.15am: Divisions. Aired night clothing

10.00am: Ratings joined: 2 (stowaways), discharged: 0

12.30pm: Hands cleaning ship

2.00pm: Gave leave to both watches of boys

3.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch

7.05pm: Observed two white rockets fired in direction of Tuzla Point

8.20pm: Fires out in picket boat


Tuzla Point is also known as Ákra Toúrla.


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29 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.15am: Sent Roman Catholics to H.M.S. "St. George"

9.45am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Ratings joined: 1, discharged: 1

10.10am: Held divine service

11.10am: Sub-lieutenant Higginson joined ship

1.20pm: Received one army prisoner from Mudros

3.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch

5.30pm: Lost overboard by neglect: one bayonet, one belt, one pouch, one frog and 60 rounds of .303 ammunition

8.10pm: Fires out in steam pinnace


Mudros is also spelled Moudros.


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30 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

5.40am: Sent working party to Kassandra to salve "P.L.153”

8.00am: Received stores and ammunition from S.S. "Princess Alberta"

9.30am: Training classes gunnery and seamanship at instructions. Remainder hands as required

10.00am: Ratings joined: 2, discharged: 2

10.15am: Fires out in steam pinnace

1.00pm: Training class (gunnery) as instructions. Remainder hands as required


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Princess Alberta".


Kassandra is also known as Kassandreia.


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31 October 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

7.30am: 6-inch guns crews at loader drill

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Sent carpenters working party to S.S. "Southgate". Training classes (gunnery and seamanship) at instructions

1.00pm: Training class (gunnery) as instructions. Remainder hands as required

2.30pm: Salvage party from Kassandra returned

3.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch

7.00pm: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

10.00pm: Fires out in steam pinnace

11.35pm: Picket boat on patrol rounds


Uboat.net lists a possible reference to S.S. "Southgate".


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of November 1916


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie A367

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under shelter deck, outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 30th

J. Hicks, 684.503



J. Hicks, 684.504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 30th

Negretti and Zambra, 1318A





LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916


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1 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.45am: Picket boat on patrol rounds

6.00am: Fires out in steam pinnace

7.45am: Sent carpenter working party to S.S. "Southgate". 6-inch guns crews at loader [drill]

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instruction

1.25pm: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instruction

2.00pm: Sent coaling party to S.S. "Queen Helena"

3.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch

8.00pm: Fires out in picket boat

8.25pm: Coaling party returned to ship


Uboat.net lists a possible reference to S.S. "Southgate".

Tyne Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Queen Helena".


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2 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.00am: Landed party for route march

1.00pm: Make and mend clothes

3.00pm: Court of Enquiry regarding 17 August [damaged propeller] held on board

3.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch

5.00pm: 3-pounder guns crews exercised repelling aircraft attack

8.00pm: Fires out in steam pinnace


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3 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.30am: Exercised general quarters

10.05am: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instructions

1.30pm: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instructions. Remainder hands as required

2.00pm: Lost overboard by accident from picket boat: one hammer, steel, chipping, 1.75 lbs., pattern number 1095 B

7.20pm: Fires out in picket boat


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4 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

6.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

8.15am: Sent working party to H.M.S. "St. George"

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship

Noon: Made monthly payment

1.30pm: Gave leave to both watches of boys

3.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch

4.35pm: Enemy aeroplane sighted, fired six rounds

7.45pm: Fires out in steam pinnace

11.30pm: Picket boat on patrol rounds


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5 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

5.00am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

9.15am: Sent Roman Catholic's to H.M.S. "St. George"

9.35am: Divisions

10.20am: Held divine service

3.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch

11.30pm: Steam pinnace on patrol rounds


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6 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.00am: Steam pinnace on patrol rounds

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Gunnery training class to instructions. Remainder as required

1.30pm: Gunnery and seamanship training classes to instructions. Sent boiler party to H.M.S. "Fury". Remainder hands as required

3.30pm: Special leave to starboard watch

5.15pm: Hostile aeroplane sighted. 3 and 2-pounder guns crews closed up

7.45pm: Fires out in steam pinnace


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7 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

7.40am: Sent boiler party to H.M.S. "Fury"

8.30am: S.S. "Chesterfield" came alongside with victualling stores

10.00am: Hands provisioning ship

Noon: S.S. "Chesterfield" cast off

1.00pm: Hands stowing provisions and as required

3.30pm: Special leave to port watch

5.00pm: Exercised 3-pounder guns crews

8.00pm: Fires out in picket boat


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Chesterfield".


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8 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

5.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

7.40am: Sent boiler party to H.M.S. "Fury"

9.00am: Sent working party to S.S. "Chesterfield" to discharge naphtha

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instructions. Remainder hands as required

1.00pm: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instructions. Remainder hands as required

3.30pm: Special leave to starboard watch

11.30pm: Picket boat on patrol rounds


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9 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.45am: Picket boat on patrol rounds

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instructions

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

2.00pm: Sent Carpenters working party to H.M.S. "St. George"

3.30pm: Special leave to port watch


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10 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

5.00am: One rating joined ship from Kassandra, one rating left ship to H.M.S. "St. George"

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

9.45am: Exercised general quarters

1.35pm: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instructions

3.30pm: Special leave to starboard watch

6.15pm: Read warrant (not numbered)


Kassandra is also known as Kassandreia.


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11 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

5.00am: Three ratings joined ship, one rating left ship

7.30am: Sent working party to H.M.S. "St. George"

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.15pm: Gave leave to both watches of boys

2.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

3.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch

11.40pm: Picket boat on patrol rounds


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12 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.50am: Picket boat on patrol rounds

5.00am: Discharged five ratings, joined two ratings

7.30am: Sent stoker boiler party to S.S. "Jessie"

8.00am: Sent carpenter working party to H.M.S. "St. George"

9.15am: Sent Roman Catholics to H.M.S. "St. George"

9.45am: Divisions

10.20am: Held divine service

11.30am: Sent diving party to clear inlet of trawler 253

3.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Jessie".


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13 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

6.00am: Hands painting ship

7.00am: Sent boiler party to S.S. "Jessie"

10.00am: Hands painting ship

1.00pm: Sent carpenters working party to H.M.T. "Linton"

2.30pm: Hands painting ship

3.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch


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14 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

4.00am: Joined ship: one rating, also one prisoner for cells from H.M.S. "Sea Rets" [?]

10.00am: Hands painting ship and as required

1.30pm: Hands painting ship and as required

3.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch

7.35pm: Let fires die out in picket boat


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15 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.45am: Steam pinnace on patrol rounds

4.00am: One rating joined ship

9.30am: Gunnery training class at instruction. Hands painting ship and as required

11.00am: Sent working party to S.S. "Romani" [?]

1.15pm: Sent diving party to clear propellers of S.S. "Longstar"

2.30pm: Hands painting guns and as required

3.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch

7.45pm: Fires out in steam pinnace


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16 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

4.00am: One rating joined ship for cells, two ratings joined ship for medical treatment

5.00am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands employed as required

3.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch

8.05pm: Fires out in picket boat


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17 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

4.00am: Five ratings joined ship

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: Gunnery training class and gun mounting party sent to S.S. "Lynton"

9.50am: Exercised general quarters

1.15pm: Sent first lieutenant Clark and guard of marines and seamen to investigate mutinous conduct of crew of H.M.T. "G.21"

2.30pm: Sent gunners and carpenters party to mount gun in S.S. "Lynton"

3.20pm: Hostile aeroplane sighted


Wear Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Lynton".

The log-books of H.M.S. "Northbrook" name "G.21" as "Overton", which is listed at the Historical RFA site.


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18 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

4.00am: Six ratings left ship, one rating joined ship

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship

2.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

3.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch

4.45pm: Landed patrol


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19 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

12.10am: Steam pinnace on patrol rounds

1.45am: Steam pinnace on patrol rounds

4.00am: Two ratings joined ship, 2 ratings left ship

9.45am: Divisions

10.20am: Sent Roman Catholic party to S.S. "Angora"

10.30am: Held divine service

2.00pm: Gave special leave to both watches of boys

3.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.T. "Angora".


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20 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: One prisoner joined ship under arrest from "Koreander" [?]

10.30am: Gunnery training class at instructions. Boys of port watch at school. Remainder hands as required

1.30pm: Gunnery training class at instructions. Boys of starboard watch at school. Remainder hands as required

3.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch


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21 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Exercised sight setters and control parties

10.30am: Gunnery training class at instruction. Boys of starboard watch at school

1.25pm: Gunnery training class at instruction. Remainder as required


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22 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Gunnery training class at instructions. Remainder hands as required

1.25pm: Gunnery training class at instruction. Watch of boys at school. Remainder hands as required

4.30pm: Boys and ordinary seamen at physical drill

6.30pm: Steam pinnacle lent to H.M.S. "M.19" for duty at boom in exchange for Archachon [possibly Arcachon] boat


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23 November 1916

At Salonika [and Mikra Bay]

Lat 40.55, Long 22.94

1.40am: Motor boat on patrol rounds

7.10am: Weighed. Proceeded to Mikra Bay, courses as required. Draught of water: forward 18 feet 9 inches, aft 21 feet 10 inches

8.10am: Stopped. Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings Mikra Bay: brickworks chimney N36°E, Tumulus 57 S56°E

10.00am: Carried out .303 and 1 inch aiming practice. Boys of starboard watch at school

10.30am: Discharged one skipper and six hands to trawler 327, one rating to H.M.S. "M.19", one rating joined ship

1.20pm: Exercised general quarters

2.00pm: Carried out .303 and 1 inch aiming practice

2.30pm: Weighed, swung for adjustment of compasses and proceeded to Salonika anchorage, course as required

4.15pm: Boys and ordinary seamen at physical drill

4.30pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: south-east end breakwater N4°E, white tower N60°E


Mikra Point is also known as Ákra Mikró Émvolo.


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24 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

8.30am: Weighed and proceeded to C berth

8.45am: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: south-east end breakwater N4°E, white tower N60°E

10.15am: Gunnery training class at instruction. Remainder hands as required

5.00pm: Landed patrol


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25 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.15am: Divisions. Aired night clothing

10.00am: One cell prisoner discharged, one cell prisoner joined ship

10.30am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Special leave to both watches of boys

3.30pm: Special leave to port watch

4.00pm: Ordinary seaman at physical exercise


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26 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.10am: Motor boat on patrol rounds

8.00am: 310 survivors of H.M.H.S. "Britannic" arrived on board

10.00am: Held divine service. Sent Roman Catholics to H.M.S. "St. George"

2.00pm: H.M.H.S. "Britannic" survivors returned to H.M.T. "Ermine"


Roll of Honour lists a reference to H.M.H.S. "Britannic".

The Historical RFA site lists H.M.T. "Ermine".


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27 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

7.00am: Sent coaling party to collier to coal H.M.T. "Ermine"

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Discharged three ratings. Exercised buzzer with H.M.S. "M.19" (aircraft procedure). Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

1.30pm: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

4.20pm: Prepared for sea


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28 November 1916

At Salonika [and Mikra Bay]

Lat 40.55, Long 22.94

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded to Mikra Bay. Course as required. Draught of water: forward 18 feet 6-inches, aft 21 feet 9 inches

8.08am: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: average between Mikra Point and brickworks [chimney] N36°E, Tumulus 57 S56°E

10.00am: 6-inch gunlayers trainers and sight setters at .303 and 1 inch aiming practice. Gunnery and seamanship classes at instructions

1.10pm: Exercised general quarters

1.30pm: Carried out .303 and 1 inch aiming practice

2.25pm: Weighed and proceeded to Salonika anchorage

3.22pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings C berth: south-east end breakwater N4°E, white tower N60°E

4.10pm: Exercised pompom and 3-pounder at repelling aircraft attack

5.35pm: Collier S.S. "Queen Helena" came alongside


Tyne Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Queen Helena".


Mikra Point is also known as Ákra Mikró Émvolo.


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29 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

7.10am: Commenced coaling. Draught of water before coaling: forward 18 feet 6-inches, aft 21 feet 9 inches

10.00am: Coaling ship

1.20pm: Finished coaling, received 360 tons. Draught of water after coaling: forward 19 feet 3 inches, aft 22 feet 2 inches

2.30pm: Collier cast off

5.00pm: Landed patrol

6.00pm: Burned searchlights for exercise

10.50pm: Archachon boat on patrol rounds


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30 November 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.00am: Archachon boat on patrol rounds

8.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.30am: Hands cleaning ship

11.00am: Hoisted out picket boat

1.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

3.45pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch

4.00pm: Boys and ordinary seaman at physical drill

7.15pm: Fires out in picket boat


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of December 1916


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie A367

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under shelter deck, outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

J. Hicks, 654-503



J. Hicks, 654-504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

Negretti and Zambra, 1318A





LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916


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1 December 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.00am: Guard boat passed

6.30am: Hands scrubbing decks

9.00am: Received one rating

9.30am: Seaman gunners and seamanship training classes at instruction. Both watches of boys at school. Remainder of hands employed variously

9.30am: Seaman gunners and seamanship training classes at instruction. Remainder variously employed. Working party at H.M.T. "Tiflis"

4.00pm: Boys and ordinary seaman at physical drill

5.00pm: Darken ship

7.00pm: Picket boat let fires die out. Working party returned from H.M.T. "Tiflis"

10.00pm: Guard boat passed


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.T. "Tiflis".


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2 December 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.10am: Hailed guard boat

3.45am: Hailed guard boat

6.00am: Picket boat lit fires

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship (Saturday routine)

7.00am: Torpedo boat "TB.17" sailed

9.00am: Saturday routine. Night clothing aired

Noon: Hands to make and mend clothes

1.30pm: Let fires die out in picket boat

3.45pm: Special leave to starboard watch

4.00pm: Ordinary seaman to physical drill

4.15pm: Hoisted steam pinnace inboard

5.15pm: Paid monthly money

5.45pm: Clean hammocks slung

8.15pm: Picket boat drew fires

10.20pm: Guard boat passed


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3 December 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

12.50am: Hailed guard boat

2.00am: Guard boat passed

5.00am: Guard boat passed

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.15am: Roman Catholics to H.M.S. "St. George" and returned at 10.40am

9.30am: Divisions. Received one rating

10.30am: Divine service held on mess deck, church parties from various ships attending

12.25pm: Torpedo boat "TB.29" sailed

12.30pm: Ordinary seaman and boys landed for recreation

5.15pm: Landed escort

7.00pm: Let fires die out in picket boat

8.50pm: Escort returned with one prisoner from army headquarters

11.00pm: Patrol brought off one prisoner


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4 December 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

12.30am: Guard boat hailed

5.00am: Guard boat hailed

6.15am: Hands employed scrubbing decks

9.30am: Seaman gunners and seamanship training classes at instruction. Party launching and rigging target, remainder of hands variously employed

12.35pm: Landed escort

1.25pm: Seaman gunners and seamanship training classes at instruction. Remainder of hands employed as required

3.45pm: Special leave to starboard watch

5.45pm: Torpedo boat "TB.29" arrived

8.00pm: Picket boat let fires die out. Escort returned

11.15pm: Guard boat hailed


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5 December 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.30am: Guard boat passed

6.00am: Water lighter came alongside

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Seaman gunners and seamanship training classes at instruction. Remainder hands employed variously

10.00am: Discharged three ratings, received one rating

1.30pm: Seaman gunners and seamanship training classes at instruction

4.00pm: Ordinary seaman and boys to physical drill

4.50pm: Landed patrol

9.00pm: Patrol returned

10.30pm: Let fires die out in picket boat

11.15pm: Guard boat passed


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6 December 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.40am: Hailed guard boat

5.00am: Picket boat lit fires

5.08am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Seaman gunners and seamanship training classes at instruction. Both watches of boys at school

10.30am: Discharged three ratings, received one rating

1.30pm: Seaman gunners and seamanship training classes to instruction. Remainder hands employed variously

3.45pm: Special leave to starboard watch

4.00pm: Ordinary seaman and boys at physical drill

10.25pm: Guard boat hailed


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7 December 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

12.40am: Guard boat passed

3.05am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Seaman gunners and seamanship training classes at instruction. Remainder as required

10.30am: H.M.S. "Sir Thomas Picton" and H.M.S. "Empress" arrived. H.M. Submarine "E2" exercised in bay convoyed by torpedo boat "TB.29"

1.00pm: Hands to make and mend clothes

1.05pm: Torpedo boat "TB.18" arrived

3.30pm: H.M.S. "Skirmisher" arrived

3.45pm: Special leave to port watch

4.00pm: Ordinary seaman and boys to physical drill

5.20pm: Veered to 7 shackles

8.00pm: Anchor watch set. Strong easterly wind with heavy squalls


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8 December 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.30am: Hailed guard boat

5.20am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Scrubbing decks

8.00am: Worked main derrick, prepared ship for sea

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Seaman gunners and seamanship training classes at instruction. Working party away. Remainder of hands employed variously

12.30pm: Hands to make and mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening quarters

8.15pm: Lowered port anchor underfoot 1½ shackles. Anchor watch set

8.30pm: Steamboats sent to make fast inside breakwater due to threatening appearance of weather


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9 December 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.00am: No communication with the shore

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

8.05am: Second cutter away sweeping for cable

8.30am: Drew fires in steam pinnace, weighed port anchor

9.30am: Divisions with night clothing. Saturday routine

1.30pm: Special leave to both watches of boys

3.45pm: Special leave to port watch

4.00pm: Ordinary seamen and boys to physical drill

5.00pm: Read warrant number 61

5.30pm: Second cutter and party returned

11.00pm: Guard boat passed


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10 December 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.00am: Hailed guard boat

5.00am: Picket boat lit fires

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

8.00am: Second cutter and party sweeping for cable and carpenters party ashore

9.15am: Roman Catholics sent to H.M.S. "St. George" for service

9.20am: Divisions

9.30am: Read Articles of War

10.30am: Divine service held on mess deck. Church parties from ships in harbour attending

1.30pm: Recreation Party sent to sports ground

4.00pm: Special leave to starboard watch

6.00pm: Received stores from store ship S.S. "Princess Alberta"

6.50pm: Cast off

10.00pm: Picket boat drew fires

11.15pm: Hailed guard boat


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Princess Alberta".


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11 December 1916

From Salonika to Vromeri Scala

Lat 40.33, Long 22.73

12.15am: Picket boat lit fires

2.30am: Guard boat passed

6.30am: Commenced embarking troops, Hands preparing ship for sea, hoisted in boats

9.00am: All troops on board, weighed anchor

9.30am: Proceeded

10.20am: Passed H.M.S. "M.19" on boom guard

12.52pm: Came to port anchor, 6 shackles, in 7¾ fathoms water, off Vromeri Scala. Anchor bearings Vromeri Scala: pier N85°W 3½ cables

1.00pm: Commenced landing troops

3.00pm: Second cutter laying out kedge anchor for benefit of motor lighters

5.00pm: Disembarking troops throughout

7.00pm: All troops disembarked

11.00pm: Second cutter sent ashore with supply of fresh water for troops


Vromeri Scala is also known as Skála Vromerís and Skála Katerínis.


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12 December 1916

[At Vromeri Scala]

Lat 40.24, Long 22.60

12.30am: On account of heavy surf and threatening appearance of weather, all motor lighters sent back to Salonika with the exception of "K.71" astern of H.M.S. "Endymion", and "K.72" driven ashore during heavy squall

6.00am: Heavy surf, preparation for towing off "K.72" delayed

10.30am: Better appearance of weather. H.M.S. "Folkstone" running lines to "K.72" [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant H.M.S. "Folkestone"]

11.30am: "K.72" successfully refloated

Noon: Discharging stores from "K.71"

12.30pm: H.M.S. "Folkstone" left for Salonika with "K.72" in tow

4.00pm: Moderate wind and swell, overcast weather

7.00pm: Store ship S.S. "Celtic Pride" arrived with motor lighters in tow

11.40pm: "K.54" commenced discharging


Clyde Built Ships lists a probable reference to H.M.S. "Folkestone".

Aberdeen Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Celtic Pride".


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13 December 1916

[At Vromeri Scala]

Lat 40.24, Long 22.60

3.00am: "K.48" and "K.58" discharging ashore

3.50am: "K.71" sent to discharge

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions and prayers

10.00am: Working party assisting ashore

3.00pm: Torpedo boat "TB.29" sailed

3.30pm: Empty lighters "K.48", "K.58", "K.54" and "K.71" left for Salonika in tow of S.S. "Barry" and "Flying Fish". S.S. "Langton" arrived with "K.45" and "K.56-inch

8.30pm: S.S. "Celtic Pride" arrived


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Barry".

Tyne Tugs lists a probable reference to tug "Flying Fish".

Clyde Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Langton".


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14 December 1916

From Vromeri Scala to Salonika

Lat 40.24, Long 22.60

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

7.00am: Working party assisting ashore

9.30am: Divisions and prayers

10.00am: Training classes at instruction

2.00pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded

3.05pm: Varda buoy abeam, altered course as required

4.00pm: Airship seen bearing S20°E at a great height

4.15pm: Passed through net defence. Course as required for Salonika anchorage

5.09pm: Came to port anchor in C berth. Anchor bearings C berth: south-east end of breakwater N4°E, white tower N60°E

10.15pm: Guard boat passed


Varda is also known as Vardar River and Aksios River.


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15 December 1916

From Salonika to Vromeri Scala

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.00am: Guard boat passed

3.30am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. General Quarters. Seaman gunners and seamanship training classes at instruction. Remainder of hands variously employed

10.00am: Received one rating

2.28pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded. Draught of water: forward 18 feet 10 inches, aft 21 feet 10 inches

3.30pm: Passed through net defence

5.50pm: Came to starboard anchor. Anchor bearings Vromeri Scala: pier N85°W 3½ cables


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16 December 1916

[At Vromeri Scala]

Lat 40.24, Long 22.60

3.20am: S.S. "Celtic Pride" sailed for Salonika with two lighters in tow

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions with night clothing

10.00am: Saturday routine

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

6.50pm: Received four men, three women, and four children refugees for passage to Salonika


Aberdeen Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Celtic Pride".


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17 December 1916

From Vromeri Scala to Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

6.34am: Weighed anchor and proceeded, course as required, motor lighter in tow. Draught of water: forward 18 feet 9 inches, aft 21 feet 9 inches

8.45am: Varda buoy abeam 7 cables

9.15am: Passed through net defence

10.10am: Came to starboard anchor. Draught of water: forward 18 feet 9 inches, aft 21 feet 9 inches

1.00pm: Enemy aeroplane overhead, opened fire

1.10pm: Ceased fire

3.45pm: Gave special leave to port watch

4.10pm: Collier came alongside

10.30pm: Guard boat passed


Varda is also known as Vardar River and Aksios River.


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18 December 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.30am: Hailed guard boat

5.00am: Hailed guard boat

7.20am: Commenced coaling. Draught of water before coaling: forward 18 feet 9 inches, aft 21 feet 8 inches

10.00am: Received eleven bags supposed to contain £200,000 from Brindisi for British Consul Salonika. Stowed in number 4 magazine

11.00am: Coaling throughout

2.20pm: Discharged eleven bags containing £200,000, same delivered to British Consul

3.00pm: Finished coaling 461 tons. Draught of water after coaling: forward 19 feet 8 inches, aft 22 feet 1 inch

4.00pm: Collier left ship

5.30pm: Hands cleaning ship

10.05pm: Guard boat passed


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19 December 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.00am: Guard boat passed

3.00am: Received two ratings, joined two ratings

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

8.00am: H.M.S. "Arno" sailed

9.30am: Saturday routine

Noon: Hands to make and mend clothes

3.45pm: Gave special leave to port watch

5.30pm: H.M.S. "Arno" arrived

10.07pm: Guard boat passed


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20 December 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.00am: Hailed guard boat

5.10am: Guard boat passed

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: All marines landed in full marching kit

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Seaman gunners and seamanship training classes at instruction. Remainder of hands variously employed

10.00am: Received one rating, discharged two ratings

Noon: Marines returned

1.00pm: Hands preparing ship for sea

3.30pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded. Courses various. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 8 inches, aft 22 feet 1 inch

7.00pm: Panomi Point bearing N66°E, 6 miles

9.58pm: Observed Kassandra light bearing S71°E


Panomi Point is also known as Akra Epanomis.

Kassandra is also known as Kassandreia.


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21 December 1916

From Salonika to Gerakini Scala

Lat 40.26, Long 23.45

12.56am: Kassandra light abeam N60°E, distance 15½ miles

5.13am: Stopped. Commenced sounding

6.25am: Proceeded

9.04am: Kelpho Island bearing N47°E, distance 2¼ miles

9.30am: Divisions and prayers

10.30am: Altered course variously for Gerakini Skala

11.05am: Came to starboard anchor. At Gerakini Skala: large pier N10°W 5 cables

11.50am: Landed survey party

2.26pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded. Course variously

3.22pm: Stopped

3.46pm: Proceeded

4.15pm: Picked up survey party and proceeded

5.03pm: Communicated with "PL.144"

5.05pm: Stopped

5.20pm: Proceeded

6.35pm: Kelpho Island bearing N45°E, distance 2½ miles

7.20pm: Cape Paluri bearing N45°E, distance 3½ miles

11.30pm: Kassandra light bearing N25°W, distance 14½ miles


Gerakini Scala is also known as Skala Gerakinis.

Kelpho Island is also known as Kelifos and Nisída Kélyfos.

Cape Paluri is also known as Ákra Palioúri and Akra Paliourion.


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22 December 1916

From Vromeri Scala to Salonika

Lat 40.3, Long 22.70 [Approximate position]

1.00am: Kassandra light bearing N12½°E, distance 12.3 miles

3.00am: Kassandra light bearing N65°E, distance 12 miles

5.49am: Panomi light bearing N3°E

7.05am: Commenced sounding

7.50am: Off Vromeri Skala. Course and speed as required

7.55am: Came to starboard anchor. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 5 inches, aft 22 feet 0 inch

9.25am: Divisions and prayers. Exercised general quarters

9.45am: Read two warrants for trawler 102 (H.M.S. "Osiris [II]")

11.35am: Weighed anchor and proceeded

1.40pm: Kara lighthouse bearing N25°E 3.75 miles

2.25pm: Passed through net defence

3.25pm: Came to port anchor. Anchor bearings: south-east end of breakwater N4°E, white tower N60°E. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 5 inches, aft 21 feet 11 inches

10.10pm: Hailed guard boat


Clyde Built Ships lists a probable reference to H.M.S. "Osiris II".


Vromeri Scala is also known as Skála Vromerís and Skála Katerínis.

Panomi Point is also known as Akra Epanomis.

Cape Kara is also known as Ákra Megálo Émvolo.


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23 December 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.10am: Hailed guard boat

6.10am: Hailed guard boat

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.25am: Seaman gunners and seamanship training classes to instruction

9.30am: Court-martial held on board

11.00am: Discharged one rating

12.40pm: Court-martial dispersed

1.00pm: Hands to make and mend clothes

1.30pm: Special leave to both watches of boys

2.45pm: H.M.S. "Adamant" escorting submarine H.M.S. "E12" arrived

3.45pm: Leave for port watch

10.45pm: One absentee returned

11.20pm: Hailed guard boat


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24 December 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.00am: Hailed guard boat

4.40am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions. Divine service

10.00am: Discharged one rating, received one rating

10.30am: Roman Catholics sent to H.M.S. "St. George" for service

3.45pm: Leave to starboard watch until 6.30pm

4.15pm: Working party sent to H.M. oiler "Tiflis"

6.10pm: Working party returned

10.30pm: Picket boat on patrol


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.T. "Tiflis".


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25 December 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.15pm: Picket boat on patrol

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship. Working party sent to S.S. "Princess Alberta" for stores

7.15am: Holy Communion held in captain's fore cabin

9.00am: Received one rating

9.30am: Roman Catholics sent to H.M.S. "St. George" for service

10.00am: Divine service held and Holy Communion

1.30pm: Leave to both watches of boys

4.30pm: Evening quarters

10.05pm: Guard boat hailed


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Princess Alberta".


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26 December 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.50am: Hailed guard boat

5.15am: Guard boat passed

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Seaman gunners and seamanship classes to instruction. Remainder hands as required

10.00am: Twelve ratings joined ship

11.30am: Read warrants numbers 62 and 63

12.30pm: Make and mend clothes

3.45pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch

4.10pm: Exercised aerial guns crews

10.50pm: Guard boat passed


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27 December 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.00am: Hailed guard boat

3.50am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: All marines landed for route march

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Seaman gunners and seamanship classes to instruction

10.00am: H.M.S. "E12" exercising in Mikra Bay escorted by H.M.S. "Adamant"

11.10am: Landed escort

1.25pm: Seaman gunners and seamanship training classes to instruction

3.45pm: Gave special leave to port watch

4.30pm: Worked main derrick, out steam pinnace, in picket boat

11.05pm: Hailed guard boat


Mikra Point is also known as Ákra Mikró Émvolo.


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28 December 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.45am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Seaman gunners and seamanship training classes to instruction. Remainder hands variously employed

10.00am: Discharged one rating

1.25pm: Seaman gunners and seamanship training classes to instruction

2.30pm: Oiled and inspected main derrick topping lift and purchase

3.45pm: Leave to starboard watch until 6.30pm

10.40pm: Hailed guard boat


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29 December 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.10am: Guard boat passed

5.10am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

7.15am: H.M.S. "Arno" sailed

7.20am: Torpedo boat "TB.29" sailed

8.30am: Diving party employed

9.30am: Divisions and prayers

9.45am: Exercised hands at general quarters. Seaman gunners and seamanship training classes to instruction

1.30pm: Seaman gunners and seamanship training classes to instruction

4.00pm: Ordinary seamen and boys to physical drill

4.50pm: Landed patrol, lieutenant (gunnery) in charge

11.50pm: Picket boat on patrol

Midnight: Patrol returned


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30 December 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

12.25am: Steam pinnace on patrol

6.15am: Cleaning ship (Saturday routine)

9.30am: Divisions. Night clothing aired

10.00am: Saturday routine. Discharged three ratings

11.50am: Read warrant numbers 64 and 65. H.M.S. "E12" exercising in Mikra Bay

12.30pm: Hands to make and mend clothes

3.45pm: Special leave to starboard watch

4.30pm: Worked main derrick, out picket boat

11.00pm: Hailed guard boat


Mikra Point is also known as Ákra Mikró Émvolo.


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31 December 1916

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.50am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.15am: Roman Catholics sent to H.M.S. "St. George" for service

9.30am: Divisions

10.30am: Divine service held on mess decks, parties from various ships in harbour attending

10.40am: Roman Catholic church party returned

1.30pm: Recreation party landed

3.45pm: Special leave to port watch

4.30pm: Worked main derrick, in steam pinnace

10.10pm: Hailed guard boat


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of January 1917


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie A376

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.0005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under shelter deck, outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 30th

J. Hicks, 654-503



J. Hicks, 654-504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 30th

Negretti and Zambra, 1318A





LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917


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1 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.30am: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instruction

10.00am: Discharged two ratings

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

3.30pm: Escort and two prisoners left ship for passage to Mudros

4.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch


Mudros is also spelled Moudros.


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2 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.00am: Whaler's crew sweeping for S.S. "Folkstone's" whaler

10.00am: Discharged four ratings. Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instruction. Boys at school

1.00pm: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

4.00pm: Boys and ordinary seamen at physical drill


Clyde Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Folkestone".


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3 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.45am: Picket boat on patrol rounds

9.30am: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instruction. Remainder hands as required

10.00am: Received three ratings, discharged one rating

1.30pm: Gunnery training classes at instruction. Boys of starboard watch at school

3.45pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 6.30pm

4.00pm: Boys and ordinary seamen at physical drill

11.45pm: Picket boat on patrol rounds


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4 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.45am: Picket boat on patrol rounds

9.30am: Exercised small arms company drill. Remainder of hands as required

10.00am: Six ratings discharged

11.45am: Read two warrants, one for "President III" and one for H.M.S. "Osiris II"

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Gave special leave to both watches


Clyde Built Ships lists a probable reference to H.M.S. "Osiris II".


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5 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.45am: Exercised general quarters

10.00am: Hoisted out sailing pinnace

11.00am: Diving party away

1.25pm: Hands employed as required

3.45pm: Prisoner and escort sent to H.M.T. "Ermine" for passage to Mudros

4.00pm: Boys and ordinary seamen at physical exercise

5.00pm: Landed patrol


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.T. "Ermine".


Mudros is also spelled Moudros.


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6 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

10.00am: Discharged eight ratings. Hands employed cleaning ship

2.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch

9.10pm: Landed stragglers patrol


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7 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Received one rating

10.10am: Sent Roman Catholic church party to H.M.S. "St. George"

10.30am: Divine service

1.10pm: Hoisted in sailing pinnace


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8 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.00am: Picket boat on patrol rounds

8.00am: Torpedo boat destroyer H.M.S. "Arno" in going into Greek Quay struck sunken wreckage off the northern end of breakwater

8.15am: Divers and diving party sent to H.M.S. "Arno"

8.30am: Working party of twenty four hands sent to torpedo boat "TB.30" for disposal of torpedo boat "TB.30"

9.30am: Remainder of hands as required

10.00am: Received fourteen ratings

1.25pm: Hands employed painting mess deck


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9 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

7.45am: Hoisted out launch

9.30am: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instructions. Remainder hands as required

10.00am: Discharged one rating, received seven ratings

12.30pm: 3-pounder guns crews closed up

1.25pm: Gunnery and seamanship training classes at instruction. Boys of port watch at school. Remainder hands as required

3.45pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch

4.45pm: Sent sailing pinnace to hospital pier for 1000 gallons of petrol


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10 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

6.30am: Sent sailing pinnace to hospital pier for 1000 gallons of petrol

9.30am: Gunnery training class at instruction. Remainder as required

10.30am: Received five ratings, discharged three ratings

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

3.45pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 6.30pm


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11 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

7.10am: Collier S.S. "Warren" came alongside

8.35am: Commenced coaling. Draught of water before coaling: forward 18 feet 4 inches, aft 21 feet 9 inches

10.00am: Received 2 ratings, discharged one rating

3.20pm: Finished coaling. Received 420 tons. Draught of water after coaling: forward 19 feet 7 inches, aft 22 feet 2 inches. Lost overboard by accident whilst coaling ship: sacks, coal, untarred, 2 cwt, four in number


Wear Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Warren", originally named S.S. "Hornby Castle".


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12 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

10.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

3.45pm: Gave special leave to port watch

4.00pm: Boys and ordinary seamen at physical drill

9.50pm: Picket boat on patrol rounds


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13 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.00am: Picket boat on patrol rounds

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

11.30am: Hoisted out steam pinnace

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

2.00pm: Gave special leave to both watches of boys and special leave to starboard watch

5.00pm: Fires out in picket boat

11.40pm: Steam pinnace on patrol rounds


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14 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.50am: Steam pinnace on patrol rounds

6.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.30am: Divisions. Read prayers. Received two ratings

10.00am: Sent Roman Catholics to H.M.S. "St. George"

10.30am: Held divine service

1.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 6.30pm

9.00pm: Fires out in steam pinnace

11.15pm: Picket boat on patrol rounds


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15 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.55am: Picket boat on patrol rounds

6.00am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

7.30am: Hands painting ship

10.00am: Discharged one rating. Hands painting ship

2.00pm: Hands painting ship

3.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch

3.50pm: Discharged Fleet Surgeon Stanistreet to S.S. "Ermine" for passage to H.M.S. "Edgar"

7.00pm: Fires out in picket boat


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Ermine".


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16 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

10.00am: Hands painting ship

1.30pm: Hands painting ship

3.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch

5.00pm: Landed patrol

8.00pm: Fires out in steam pinnace


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17 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

12.10am: Patrol returned on board

9.30am: Hands painting ship and as required

2.00pm: Hands painting ship and as required

3.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch till 6.30pm


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18 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.45am: Steam pinnace on patrol rounds

5.45am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.30am: Gunnery training class at instructions. Remainder hands painting and as required

10.20am: Staff Surgeon Bringan joined ship from S.S. "Princess Ena"

10.30am: Joined five rating

1.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

3.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch

4.00pm: Boys and ordinary seaman at physical exercise

7.30pm: Fires out in steam pinnace


Wikipedia has an article on S.S. "Princess Ena".


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19 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

6.00am: Lighted fires in steam pinnace

9.15am: Divisions

9.30am: Exercised general quarters. Vice-Admiral inspected ship at drills Exercised abandon ship stations and prepared for being towed

10.00am: Discharged one rating, joined one rating

2.00pm: Hands employed as required

3.45pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch


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20 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.30am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Received one rating, discharged two ratings

1.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

3.45pm: Gave special leave to port watch

9.35pm: Picket boat on patrol rounds


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21 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.20am: Picket boat on patrol rounds

9.00am: Sent Roman Catholics to H.M.S. "St. George"

9.30am: Discharged one rating

9.45am: Divisions

10.30am: Divine service

3.45pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch


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22 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

8.00am: Hoisted out steam pinnace

9.30am: Hands employed as required

2.00pm: Hands fitting bow defence guys and as required

4.30pm: Fires out in picket boat. Hoisted in picket boat

11.10pm: Steam pinnace on patrol


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23 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.55, Long 22.90 [Approximate position]

1.50am: Steam pinnace on patrol rounds

6.30am: Prepared for sea

8.35am: Weighed and proceeded. Courses various

9.09am: Stopped. Lowered bow defence

9.20am: Steamed ahead with bow defence in place

10.05am: Stowed bow defence gear

10.30am: Exercised general quarters. Carried out aiming practice, course and speed as required

11.30am: In target

12.14pm: Proceeded to anchorage. Courses various

12.57pm: Stopped

1.04pm: Came to starboard anchor

1.35pm: Gunnery training class at instructions

3.45pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch


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24 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.30am: Exercised collision stations, prepare for being towed, abandon ship

10.00am: Discharged four ratings

1.25pm: Gunnery training class at instructions

4.00pm: Boys and ordinary seaman at physical drill

5.30pm: Landed patrol


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25 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.00am: Sent party onshore to haul up target

10.30am: Gunnery training class at instruction. Remainder hands as required

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

3.45pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch

4.00pm: Boys and ordinary seaman at physical drill


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26 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.30am: Hands employed as required

10.00am: Joined one rating

1.00pm: Gunnery training class at instructions. Remainder hands as required


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27 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.00am: Received twenty ratings. Aired night clothing

10.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

3.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch

3.30pm: Hoisted out picket boat

11.00pm: Picket boat on patrol rounds


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28 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.00am: Picket boat on patrol rounds

8.00am: Sent diving party to H.M.S. "St. George"

8.45am: 'Red boat' for boom defence sent out to boom

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: H.M.S. "Folkestone" came alongside with mails. Received two ratings

12.45pm: S.S. "Princess Alberta" came alongside with stores and ammunition

3.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch

5.15pm: Lost overboard by accident: one steaming lamp, one stern lamp. one candle lamp, belonging to picket boat


Clyde Built Ships lists a probable reference to H.M.S. "Folkestone".

The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Princess Alberta".


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29 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

9.00am: Gunnery training class at instruction. Surveying port cable and as required

9.30am: Received four ratings, discharged one rating

1.00pm: Surveying port cable, boys of port watch at school, seaman gunners training class at instruction

3.00pm: Gave leave to starboard watch


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30 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

7.00am: Sent working party to H.M.H.S. "Saint Margaret of Scotland"

9.30am: Boys of starboard watch at school. Gunnery training class at instructions. Hands surveying cable

11.00am: Weighed starboard anchor and let go port anchor, veered to 5 shackles

2.00pm: Surveying starboard cable. Remainder hands as required


Roll of Honour lists a reference to H.M.H.S. "Saint Margaret of Scotland".


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31 January 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

7.20am: Sent working party to H.M.H.S. "Saint Margaret of Scotland"

9.00am: Hands surveying cable. Gunnery training class dismounting gun in S.S. "Politania". Sent carpenters party to Greek S.S. "Antigone"

9.30am: Received two ratings, discharged four ratings

1.00pm: Hands surveying cable. Remainder hands as required

3.45pm: Gave leave to starboard watch


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Politania".

Clyde Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Antigone", originally named S.S. "Owl".


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of February 1917


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] G.H. Barnish R.N.R., for Navigating Officer, away from ship on duty.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie A376

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.0005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under shelter deck, outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

J. Hicks, 654.503



J. Hicks, 654.504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

Negretti and Zambra, 1318A





LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917


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1 February 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.00am: Picket boat on patrol

6.30am: Cleaning ship

7.30am: Working parties sent to H.M.S. "St. George" and "Queen Margaret of Scotland" [The log-keeper most probably made a mistake and meant H.M.H.S. "Saint Margaret of Scotland"]

9.00am: S.S. "Princess Ena" came alongside with stores and mail

10.00am: Hands employed discharging ferry and variously employed. Joined three ratings

12.45pm: Paid monthly payment

1.00pm: Hands to make and mend clothes. Served out washing water

1.20pm: Gunnery training class transporting 12-pounder gun to H.M.T. "Politania". Carpenters working party to Greek S.S. "Antigone"

3.45pm: Special leave to port watch

5.00pm: Working parties returned

9.25pm: Hailed guard boat


Roll of Honour lists a reference to H.M.H.S. "Saint Margaret of Scotland".

Wikipedia has an article on S.S. "Princess Ena".

The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to H.M.T. "Politania".

Clyde Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Antigone", originally named S.S. "Owl".


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2 February 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.50am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Cleaned ship

7.30am: Working parties to H.M.H.S. "Saint Margaret of Scotland", H.M.T. "Tiflis", S.S. "Politania" and Greek S.S. "Antigone"

9.25am: Divisions and prayers

9.30am: Exercised ship's company at general quarters

10.00am: Discharged two ratings

10.30am: Hands variously employed

1.00pm: Working parties sent to H.M.S. "St. George's" slipway, H.M.T. "Tiflis", S.S. "Antigone" and S.S. "Politania"

3.45pm: Escort and prisoner sent to S.S. "Princess Ena" for passage to Malta. Special leave to starboard watch

5.30pm: Working parties returned

8.50pm: Hailed guard boat


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.T. "Tiflis".


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3 February 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.50am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Cleaning ship

7.00am: Working parties sent to H.M.T. "Tiflis", H.M.S. "St. George's" slip, S.S. "Politania" and Greek S.S. "Antigone"

8.30am: Aired night clothing

10.00am: Saturday routine. Cleaning ship. Broken by accident one wash stand top. Received two ratings, discharged three ratings

1.00pm: Hands as required

2.00pm: Lost overboard by accident: one small long range telescope, pattern number 332A

3.45pm: Special leave to port watch

5.00pm: Landed picket

5.30pm: Working parties returned

5.45pm: S.S. "Whitby Abbey" arrived

10.05pm: Hailed guard boat

10.50pm: H.M.S. "Agamemnon" and H.M.S. "Savage" sailed


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Whitby Abbey".


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4 February 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

12.10am: Picket returned

1.10am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Cleaning ship

7.30am: Working parties sent to H.M.S. "St. George's" slip, S.S. "Politania" and Greek S.S. "Antigone"

9.15am: Roman Catholic church party sent to H.M.S. "St. George"

9.30am: Divisions

10.30am: Church on mess deck

10.45am: S.S. "Princess Ena" came alongside with stores and mails. Discharged one rating, received ten ratings

11.15am: Church party returned

1.00pm: Hands to make and mend [clothes]

3.45pm: Special leave to starboard watch

4.15pm: Ordinary seamen and boys to physical drill

5.30pm: Working parties returned

10.00pm: Hailed guard boat


Wikipedia has an article on S.S. "Princess Ena".


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5 February 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.00am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Cleaning ship

7.30am: Working parties sent to H.M.S. "St. George's" slip and S.S. "Antigone"

9.15am: Divisions and prayers

9.30am: Gunnery training classes to instruction. Boys to school. Remainder hands employed variously

11.00am: Discharged one rating

1.25pm: Gunnery training classes to instruction. Boys to school. Hands reeving new falls for both cutters

3.45pm: Special leave to port watch

4.15pm: Ordinary seamen and boys to physical drill

5.30pm: Working parties returned

7.30pm: Landed patrol for absentee

10.40pm: Patrol returned

11.00pm: Picket boat on patrol


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6 February 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.00am: Picket boat on patrol

6.15am: Cleaning ship

7.30am: Working parties sent to H.M.S. "St. George's" slip and Greek S.S. "Antigone"

9.15am: Divisions and prayers

9.30am: Gunnery training classes to instruction, remainder variously employed. Landed patrol for absentee

11.50am: Patrol returned on board

1.25pm: Gunnery training classes to instruction. Boys to school

3.45pm: Leave to starboard watch

4.15pm: Ordinary seamen and boys to physical drill

5.00pm: S.S. "Princess Alberta" sailed escorting submarine H.M.S. "E14"

5.30pm: Working parties returned

9.10pm: Hailed guard boat


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Princess Alberta".


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7 February 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.50am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Cleaning ship

7.30am: Working party sent to H.M.S. "St. George's" slip

9.15am: Divisions and prayers

9.30am: Gunnery training classes to instruction. Boys to school. Remainder hands variously employed

10.00am: Received three ratings, discharged nineteen ratings

1.00pm: Hands to make and mend clothes

3.45pm: Special leave to port watch

4.15pm: Ordinary seamen and boys to physical drill

5.00pm: Collier came alongside, prepared ship for coaling

6.00pm: Working parties returned

11.50pm: Hailed guard boat


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8 February 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.00am: Picket boat on patrol

6.45am: Commenced coaling. Draught of water before coaling: forward 18 feet 10 inches, aft 21 feet 8 inches

7.50am: Working parties sent to H.M.S. "St. George's" slip and Greek S.S. "Antigone"

10.30am: Received one rating, discharged two ratings

11.35am: Finished coaling 338 tons. Draught of water after coaling: forward 19 feet 8 inches, aft 22 feet 1 inch

2.00pm: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.20pm: Picket boat let fires die out

8.30pm: Landed patrol

10.00pm: Hailed guard boat

10.30pm: Patrol returned


Clyde Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Antigone", originally named S.S. "Owl".


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9 February 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.30am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

6.30am: Working parties sent to H.M.S. "St. George's" slip and Greek S.S. "Antigone"

9.00am: Gunnery training class mounting gun in S.S. "Antigone". Hands cleaning ship (Saturday routine)

10.00am: Received four ratings, discharged nil

10.30am: H.M.S. "Foresight" and H.M.S. "Weir" arrived. Diving party sent to H.M.S. "Weir"

2.30pm: Diving party returned. Hands variously employed

3.45pm: Special leave to port watch

6.00pm: Working parties returned

11.15pm: Hailed guard boat


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10 February 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.50am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Cleaning ship

7.30am: Working party sent to S.S. "Antigone"

9.30am: Hands cleaning ship (Saturday routine)

10.30am: Joined nine ratings, discharged four ratings

11.50am: Diving party cleaning port propeller

12.30pm: Hands to make and mend clothes, served out washing water

1.20pm: Hostile aircraft sighted

1.30pm: Leave to both watches of boys

3.10pm: H.M.S. "Foresight" and H.M.S. "Aster" sailed

3.45pm: Special leave to starboard watch

6.00pm: Working parties returned

11.00pm: Picket boat on patrol


The Wreck Site lists a reference to H.M.S. "Aster".


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11 February 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.50am: Picket boat on patrol

6.15am: Cleaning ship

7.50am: Working parties to S.S. "Antigone" and S.S. "Mersario" and H.M.T. "Tiflis"

9.07am: Wesleyan church party landed. Roman Catholic church party to H.M.S. "St. George"

9.30am: Divisions

10.30am: Divine service held on fore mess deck

11.15am: Church parties returned

1.00pm: Make and mend [clothes]

3.45pm: Special leave to port watch

6.00pm: Working parties returned

9.00pm: Picket boat let fires die out

9.50pm: H.M.T. "Tiflis" working party returned


Wear Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Mersario".

The Historical RFA site lists H.M.T. "Tiflis".


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12 February 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.40am: Hailed guard boat

6.00am: Working party sent to oiler S.S. "Mersario"

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

8.00am: Diving party sent to examine S.S. "Clan MacCrae" [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant S.S. "Clan Macrae"]

9.15am: Divisions and prayers. Gunnery training class to instruction. Boys of port watch to school

10.00am: Discharged three ratings, received two ratings

11.50am: Diving party returned

1.20pm: H.M.T. "Tiflis" working party returned

1.30pm: Gunnery training class to instruction. Remaining hands employed as required

3.45pm: Leave to starboard watch

4.00pm: Slung clean hammocks

6.00pm: Working parties returned

7.50pm: Landed escort

8.00pm: Steam pinnace let fires die out

10.30pm: Escort returned

11.45pm: Hailed guard boat


Wear Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Clan Macrae".


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13 February 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.00am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions with cleaning hammock and prayers. Gunnery training class to instruction. Boys to school

1.30pm: Gunnery training class to instruction. Boys to school

3.45pm: Special leave to port watch

7.30pm: Picket boat let fires die out

10.35pm: Hailed guard boat


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14 February 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.00am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Gunnery training class to instruction. Boys to school

10.00am: Discharged four ratings. Read two warrants for "President III"

11.45am: Read warrants 67 and 68. Boys of starboard watch mustered bags

1.25pm: Gunnery training class to instruction. Boys of starboard watch to school. Boys of port watch mustering bags

3.45pm: Special leave to starboard watch

4.30pm: Ordinary seamen and boys to physical drill

5.00pm: Landed picket

7.50pm: Let fires die out in steam pinnace

10.40pm: Hailed guard boat


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15 February 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

12.05am: Picket returned

1.50am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Cleaning ship

7.30am: Working parties sent to H.M.S. "St. George" and oiler H.M.T. "Tiflis"

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Gunnery training class at instruction. Small arm companies at rifle exercise

1.30pm: Hands variously employed

3.45pm: Special leave to port watch

4.30pm: Boys and ordinary seamen to physical drill

5.00pm: Read warrant number 69

11.50pm: Picket boat on patrol


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.T. "Tiflis".


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16 February 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

12.30am: H.M.T. "Tiflis" working party returned

2.00am: Picket boat on patrol

6.15am: Cleaning ship

7.30am: Working parties sent to H.M.S. "St. George" and oiler H.M.T. "Tiflis"

8.00am: Diving party sent to torpedo boat "TB.30"

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Exercised ship's company at general quarters. Sight setters and gunnery training class at instruction

10.00am: Discharged two ratings

11.50am: Read warrant for "President III"

1.10pm: Hoisted picket boat inboard

1.30pm: Gunnery training class at instruction

3.35pm: Leave to starboard watch

4.00pm: Ordinary seamen and boys to physical drill

7.00pm: Working parties returned

10.35pm: Hailed guard boat


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17 February 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.00am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Cleaning ship

7.30am: Working parties sent to H.M.S. "St. George" and oiler H.M.T. "Tiflis"

9.15am: Divisions with night clothing

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship (Saturday routine). Discharged one rating

12.30pm: Hands to make and mend clothes, served out washing water

3.45pm: Special leave to port watch

4.45pm: Landed picket

7.00pm: Working parties returned

10.15pm: Hailed guard boat


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18 February 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

3.35am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Cleaning ship

9.00am: Wesleyans landed and Roman Catholics sent to H.M.S. "St. George". Received five ratings

9.30am: Divisions

10.15am: H.M.S. "Doris" arrived

10.20am: Divine service held on fore mess deck

1.30pm: Working party sent to oiler H.M.T. "Tiflis"

3.45pm: Special leave to starboard watch

5.15pm: Working parties returned

10.35pm: Hailed guard boat


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19 February 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

12.15am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Cleaning ship

7.30am: Sent two reels electric cable to French guard ship at boom

8.00am: Working parties sent to H.M.S. "St. George" and oiler H.M.T. "Tiflis"

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Hands employed as required

1.30pm: Gunnery training class at instruction. Boys to school

3.45pm: Leave to port watch

4.00pm: Ordinary seamen and boys at physical drill

5.30pm: Working parties returned

9.30pm: Hailed guard boat


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20 February 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.50am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Cleaning ship

7.30am: Working parties sent to H.M.S. "St. George" and oiler H.M.T. "Tiflis"

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Gunnery training class to instruction. Boys starboard watch to school. Remainder hands as required

10.00am: Received seven ratings, discharged five ratings

1.30pm: Hands working as required. Boys starboard watch to school

3.45pm: Leave to starboard watch

4.45pm: Landed patrol

11.55pm: Steam pinnace on patrol


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21 February 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

12.20am: Patrol returned

2.00am: Steam pinnace on patrol

6.15am: Cleaning ship

7.45am: Sent working party to H.M.S. "St. George"

8.30am: Recording party sent to H.M.S. "E25"

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Hands employed variously

10.00am: Received one rating

1.25pm: Gunners party cleaning up. Boys of port watch to school. Remainder hands as requisite

3.45pm: Special leave to port watch

4.00pm: Worked main derrick, out picket boat

5.30pm: Working party returned from H.M.S. "St. George"

8.00pm: Steam pinnace let fire die out

10.55pm: Hailed guard boat


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22 February 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.55am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Cleaning ship

7.30am: Working party sent to H.M.S. "St. George"

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Small arm companies at rifle drill. Hands variously employed

10.00am: Discharged one rating, received one rating

1.00pm: Hands to make and mend [clothes], served out washing water

3.45pm: Special leave to starboard watch

4.00pm: Ordinary seamen and boys to physical drill

5.30pm: Working party returned

7.30pm: Let fires die out in picket boat

9.25pm: Hailed guard boat


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23 February 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

1.10am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Hands variously employed

1.30pm: Hands working as required

5.55pm: Collier S.S. "Brisbane River" came alongside

11.00pm: Hailed guard boat


The Wreck Site lists a probable reference to S.S. "Brisbane River".


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24 February 1917

At Salonika

Lat 40.63, Long 22.92

2.00am: Hailed guard boat

7.37am: Commenced coaling. Draught of water before coaling: forward 18 feet 10 inches, aft 21 feet 10 inches

8.15am: Commenced transferring Poulsen wireless telegraphy installation to H.M.S. "Doris"

10.00am: Finished coaling 185 tons. Draught of water after coaling: forward 19 feet 9 inches, aft 22 feet 2 inches

11.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.30pm: Hands transferring gear etcetera to H.M.S. "Doris"

3.45pm: Leave to starboard watch

4.00pm: Turned over the duties of Senior Naval Office Salonika to H.M.S. "Doris"

6.00pm: Lieutenant-commander Gardner R.N.V.R., assistant paymasters Wilson and Harris R.N.R. and clerk Twomey Royal Navy transferred to H.M.S. "Doris"

8.00pm: Steam pinnace transferred to H.M.S. "Doris"

10.50pm: Poulsen wireless telegraphy installation completed in H.M.S. "Doris"


Valdemar Poulsen was a Danish engineer who made significant contributions to early radio technology.


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25 February 1917

From Salonika to Malta

Lat 39.91, Long 23.11

2.00am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Worked main derrick. In picket boat

6.30am: Closed all bulkhead doors

6.47am: Anchor aweigh, proceeded, course as required

7.20am: Streamed patent log

7.45am: Passed through net defence and cleared Salonika harbour

9.30am: Guns crews at day defence

11.45am: Exercised ship's company at abandon ship stations

1.27pm: Commenced to zigzag

2.15pm: Broken by accident one washstand top

6.13pm: Psathura light bearing S17°E, 10 miles

6.30pm: Guns crews at night defence

11.55pm: Lithari Point light observed


Psathura Island is also known as Nisida Psathoura.


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26 February 1917

From Salonika to Malta

Lat 37.16, Long 24.15

12.10am: Challenged H.M. torpedo boat destroyer H.M.S. "Rattlesnake"

12.52am: Lithari light bearing S47°W, 15 miles

3.40am: Observed Cape Phassa light bearing S14°W

5.55am: Cape Phassa light bearing S17°W, 9 miles

6.10am: Clock back 5 minutes

7.41am: Guns crews at day defence

9.40am: Divisions and prayers. Hands employed as requisite

10.30am: Clock back 20 minutes

12.05pm: Signalled French torpedo boat destroyer "Cogne" [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant "Cognee"]

2.00pm: Anti Milo Island bearing S52°E distance 12½ miles

3.00pm: H.M. Hospital Ship "Llandovery Castle" passed steering SW

3.30pm: Passed three French trawlers steering NNE

3.50pm: Signalled French torpedo boat destroyer "Dard"

4.45pm: Ananes Island bearing N72½°E distance 13 miles

6.00pm: Guns crews at night defence

7.00pm: Stopped zigzagging

10.30pm: Cape Apolitares (Antikithera) bearing N47°E distance 6½ miles


Wikipedia has an article on H.M.H.S. "Llandovery Castle".


Cape Phassa is also known as Ákra Fássa.

Anti Milo is also known as Antimilos.

Cape Apolitares is also known as Ákra Apolytáres.

Antikithera is also known as Antikythera and Nisi Antikythira.


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27 February 1917

From Salonika to Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 20.58

6.00am: Commenced zigzagging

6.15am: Cleaned ship

7.00am: Guns crews at day defence

9.25am: Divisions and prayers

10.00am: Hands working as required

10.20am: Clock back 20 minutes

1.30pm: Hands working as required

4.00pm: Ordinary seamen and boys to physical drill

6.00pm: Guns crews at night defence


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28 February 1917

From Salonika to Malta

Lat 36.72, Long 17.25

12.30am: Stopped zigzagging

5.30am: Commenced zigzagging

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

7.30am: Guns crews at day defence

9.00am: Passed store ship bound East

9.40am: Divisions and prayers

10.00am: Malta General Orders read to ships company

10.20am: Clock back 20 minutes

11.00am: Hands working as required

1.30pm: Hands working as requisite

4.00pm: Ordinary seamen and boys at physical drill

5.44pm: Sun set by compass bearing S88°W

6.30pm: Guns crews at night defence

11.20pm: Sighted Cape Passaro light bearing N82°W


Cape Passaro is also known as Capo Passero.


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of March 1917


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] G.H. Barnish R.N.R., for Navigating Officer, away from ship on duty.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie A376

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.0005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under shelter deck, outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 28th

J. Hicks, 654.503



J. Hicks, 654.504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 28th

Negretti and Zambra, 1318A





LOGS FOR MARCH 1917


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1 March 1917

From Salonika to Malta, and at Malta

Lat 35.883, Long 14.515

1.00am: Stopped zigzagging

1.40am: Cape Passaro light dipped bearing N41°W

5.25am: Cast lead 120 fathoms. Clock back 5 minutes. Commenced zigzagging

7.37am: Observed Valletta lighthouse S80°W

9.00am: Approaching Valletta on special track

11.10am: Passed buoys

11.20am: Entered harbour

11.45am: Made fast to number 4 buoy, stern to Club House Wharf. Draught of water: forward 18 feet 0 inch, aft 21 feet 2 inches

1.00pm: Hands employed replacing gear on upper deck

2.30pm: All Signal and wireless telegraphy Confidential Books returned and placed in safe

5.45pm: General leave granted to port watch until Monday 8.30am

6.30pm: Canteen leave to part of starboard watch

9.00pm: Let fires die out in picket boat


Cape Passaro is also known as Capo Passero.


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2 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.883, Long 14.515

6.15am: Cleaning ship

9.30am: Hands employed striking down ammunition, and as required

1.30pm: Working main derrick, out sailing pinnace. Hands striking down ammunition and as required

4.30pm: Hands reeving ship rope and preparing ship for dry dock

4.45pm: Landed escort

5.20pm: Escort returned

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part of starboard watch

8.30pm: Picket boat let fires die out

11.10pm: Hailed patrol boat


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3 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.15am: Cleaning ship

9.30am: Left buoy and proceeded to number 4 dry dock. Draught of water: forward 17 feet 11 inches, aft 21 feet 1 inch

10.20am: Entered dock

10.30am: Commenced pumping out dock

11.00am: Hands scrubbing and scraping ship's bottom

12.15pm: Stopped pumping 18½ feet

1.00pm: Resumed pumping

2.00pm: Hands scrubbing ship's bottom

5.45pm: Dock dry

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part of starboard watch

8.30pm: Picket boat let fires die out


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4 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.15am: Cleaning ship

9.10am: Divisions

9.30am: Wesleyans, Presbyterians and Roman Catholics sent to shore

10.30am: Church of England party to dockyard church

11.45am: Church parties returned

1.00pm: Special leave to both watches of boys

4.40pm: Landed picket

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part of starboard watch

8.20pm: Landed escort

8.30pm: Picket boat drew fires


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5 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

12.10am: Picket returned

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: Port watch returned from general leave

9.30am: Hands working in bottom of dock scraping and cleaning up. Sending down main derrick blocks, purchase and topping lift. Gunners party dismounting 3-pounder guns

1.30pm: Hands working as during the forenoon

4.30pm: General leave granted to starboard watch until Friday 8.30am

5.00pm: Recreation party to Corradino

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part of port watch

8.00pm: Picket boat let fires die out


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6 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands working in the dock, scraping and clearing up. Dismounting 3-pounder guns, and as required

2.00pm: Hands working as during the forenoon

5.00pm: Recreation party to Corradino

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part of port watch


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7 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.15am: Cleaning ship

9.00am: Gunners party stripping gun mountings. Bosun's party refitting. Carpenters party overhauling hoses. Remainder hands working as requisite

1.30pm: Hands working as during the forenoon

5.00pm: Recreation party to Corradino

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part of port watch


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8 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Dock party clearing up dock and cleaning out blister compartments. Gunners and carpenters party returning and drawing stores. Bosun's party refitting

11.45am: Read warrant number 71

1.30pm: Hands working party as during the forenoon

5.00pm: Recreation party to Corradino

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part of port watch


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9 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: Starboard watch returned from general leave

9.30am: Dock party cleaning out blister compartments. Bosun's party overhauling blocks. Side party scraping and painting ship's side. Sponged out all 6-inch guns

11.45am: Received ten casks of rum (ships stores)

12.15pm: Main derrick purchase sent to dockyard for test and survey

1.30pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon

4.30pm: Read warrant number 70. Landed reduced picket. Gave special leave to port watch until 7.00am

5.00pm: Recreation party to Corradino

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part of starboard watch

9.30pm: Landed patrol for absentee

10.40pm: Patrol returned

11.30pm: Picket returned


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10 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning out blister compartments and clearing up dry dock. Bosun's party returning rope. Remainder hands cleaning mess decks and washing paintwork

1.30pm: Special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am. Leave to both watches of boys until 7.00pm

5.00pm: Recreation party to Corradino

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part of port watch

Midnight: Clocks put on 1 hour


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11 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.15am: Cleaning ship (Sunday routine)

9.00am: Landed Presbyterians, Wesleyans and Roman Catholics. Church of England party to dockyard church

10.15am: Divisions

11.45am: Church parties returned

1.30pm: Special leave to port watch until 7.00am, and to both watches of boys until 7.00pm

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part of starboard watch


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12 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Dock party cleaning out blister compartments. Gunners party running in 6-inch guns and overhauling same. Carpenters party drawing stores

1.30pm: Hands working as during the forenoon

4.30pm: Read warrants numbers 72 and 73. Special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

5.00pm: Recreation party to Corradino

6.00pm: Artificer engineer Mr. Richards joined

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part of port watch


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13 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Dock party clearing up and cleaning out blister compartments. Painting party painting out officers cabins. Gunners party running in 6-inch guns and overhauling same. Remaining hands employed as requisite

12.15pm: Triatic coaling stay sent ashore for survey

2.00pm: Hands working as during the forenoon

4.30pm: Special leave to port watch until 7.00am

5.00pm: Recreation party to Corradino

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part of starboard watch


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14 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship. Side party scraping waterline

9.00am: Gunners party running in 6-inch guns and overhauling same. Dock party cleaning out blister compartments and clearing up dock. Painting officers cabins. Drawing stores

10.00am: Two ratings joined ship

1.30pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon. Returned 2-pounder pom-pom gun to store

4.20pm: Landing reduced picket

4.30pm: Special leave to starboard watch

5.00pm: Recreation party to Corradino

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part of port watch

11.45pm: Picket returned


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15 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Gunners party dismounting 6-inch guns and drawing stores. Cleaning out blister compartments and clearing up dock. Rigged bow defence

10.00am: Discharged four ratings

1.30pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon

4.20pm: Read warrant number 71

4.30pm: Special leave to port watch

5.00pm: Recreation party to Corradino

5.05pm: Received two prisoners for cell punishment from H.M.S. "Skirmisher"

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part of starboard watch


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16 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Gunners party dismounting 6-inch guns. Dock party cleaning out blister compartments. Side party red-leading ship's side. Rove bottom lines

11.45am: Paymaster Hamer Royal Navy and engineer lieutenant Guyer Royal Navy left ship for England

2.00pm: Hands employed as during the forenoon

4.30pm: Special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

5.00pm: Recreation party to Corradino

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part of port watch

7.00pm: Landed concert party at Royal Navy canteen


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17 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Dock party cleaning out dock. Remainder cleaning ship (Saturday routine)

1.00pm: Hands to make and mend clothes

1.30pm: Special leave to port watch until 7.00am, and to both watches of boys until 7.00pm

5.00pm: Recreation party to Corradino

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part of starboard watch


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[Log page crossed through]


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18 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.15am: Landed Church of England party

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Landed Roman Catholics, Wesleyans and Presbyterians

11.45am: Church parties returned

1.30pm: Special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am, and to both watches of boys until 7.00pm

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part of port watch


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19 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Gunners party dismounting and overhauling 6-inch guns. Dock party cleaning up dock. Refitting, drawing stores and working as requisite

11.15am: Commenced flooding dock

2.00pm: Ship floated off chocks

3.10pm: Shifted ship to Canteen Wharf, tugs assisting. Draught of water: forward 17 feet 5 inches, aft 20 feet 10 inches

4.30pm: Special leave to port watch until 7.00am

4.35pm: Landed picket

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part of starboard watch


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20 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands dismounting 6-inch guns, cleaning and painting boats, armourers party mounting 2-pounder pom-pom

10.30am: Two cot cases sent to Royal Navy hospital

1.30pm: Hands working as during the forenoon

4.30pm: Special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

5.00pm: Recreation party to Corradino

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part of port watch


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21 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

3.00am: Hailed guard boat

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Gunners party mounting 2-pounder pom-pom and dismounting 6-inch guns. Side party red-leading ship's side. Remainder working as required, painting boats, officers cabins

1.30pm: Hands working as during forenoon

4.30pm: Special leave to port watch until 7.00am

5.00pm: Recreation party to Corradino

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part of starboard watch


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22 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

6.15am: Cleaning ship

9.00am: Gunners party dismounting 6-inch guns. Side party chipping and red-leading ship's side. Remainder scrubbing awning curtains, painting boats and officers cabins. Received one rating

1.30pm: Hands working as during forenoon

4.30pm: Special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

5.00pm: Recreation party to Corradino

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part of port watch

8.55pm: Hailed patrol boat


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23 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

7.40am: Provision lighters alongside

9.00am: Hands provisioning ship

11.55am: All provisions and stores on board

1.30pm: Hands drawing ammunition boxes, painting boats, officers cabins, chipping and red-leading ship's side

4.25pm: Landed picket

4.30pm: Special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am [The log-keeper most probably made a mistake and meant the port watch]

5.00pm: Recreation party to Corradino

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part of starboard watch


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24 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Cleaning ship (Saturday routine)

9.30am: Discharged one rating

1.00pm: Hands to make and mend clothes

1.30pm: Special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am and both watches of boys until 7.00pm

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part of port watch

8.00pm: Slung clean hammocks


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25 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Landed 68 Church of England, 48 Roman Catholics, 9 Wesleyans and 15 Presbyterians

11.45am: Church parties returned

1.30pm: Special leave to port watch until 7.00am and both watches of boys until 7.00pm

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part of starboard watch


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26 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands chipping and red-leading ship's side, painting boats, officers cabins. Drawing stores

9.30am: Oil lighter alongside

2.00pm: Hands working as during forenoon

4.20pm: Landed picket

4.30pm: Special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

5.00pm: Recreation party to Corradino

5.45pm: Oil lighter cast off

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part of port watch

11.25pm: Patrol returned


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27 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

7.45am: A Malta workman sustained a fracture of both bones of the left leg; case attended to by ship's surgeon and sent to hospital

9.30am: Hands chipping and painting ship's side, painting boats, officers cabins and employed in general work

2.00pm: Hands working as during forenoon

4.30pm: Special leave to port watch until 7.00am

5.00pm: Recreation party to Corradino

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part of starboard watch


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28 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Gunners party painting and placing ammunition boxes. Blackening down aloft. Drawing main derrick blocks and gear. Side party painting waterline

1.30pm: Hands working as during forenoon

4.30pm: Special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

5.00pm: Recreation party to Corradino

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part of port watch


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29 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

6.15am: Hands scrubbing decks

9.00am: Hands rigging main derrick, painting boats and officers cabins. Side party painting around waterline. Gunners party placing ammunition boxes

10.00am: Discharged two ratings

2.00pm: Hands working as during forenoon

4.25pm: Landed patrol

4.30pm: Special leave to port watch until 7.00am

5.00pm: Recreation party to Corradino

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part of starboard watch

11.55pm: Landed patrol


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30 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.885, Long 14.515

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Side party chipping and painting ship's side. Painting down aloft. Painting officers cabins. Remainder employed in general work

2.00pm: Hands working as during forenoon

4.30pm: Special leave to starboard watch until 7.00am

5.00pm: Recreation party to Corradino

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part of port watch


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31 March 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Side party painting ship's side. Cleaning and squaring up ship's boots

11.00am: Shifted ship to number 4 buoy, tugs assisting

1.00pm: Hands to make and mend clothes

1.30pm: Special leave to port watch until 7.00am and to both watches of boys until 7.00pm

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part of starboard watch


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of April 1917


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie A376

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.0005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under shelter deck, outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 30th

J. Hicks, 654.503



J. Hicks, 654.504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 30th

Negretti and Zambra, 1318A





LOGS FOR APRIL 1917


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1 April 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

9.45am: Divisions

10.00am: Landed church parties

10.30am: Held divine service

1.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard and both watches of boys

6.30pm: Canteen leave to second part of port watch


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2 April 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

8.00am: Coal lighters came alongside. Hands drawing stores and as required

8.35 Commenced coaling (native labour)

9.00am: Discharged one rating

11.15am: Paid quarterly settlement

2.25pm: Finished coaling. Received 648 tons

3.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

5.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part of port watch [The log-keeper most probably made a mistake and meant the starboard watch]


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3 April 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

10.00am: Hands drawing stores, painting and as required

1.30pm: Hands refitting, painting ship and as required

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch

6.00pm: Secured ship for basin trial

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part of port watch


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4 April 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

6.30am: Carried out basin trial

9.00am: 6-inch and pom-pom guns crews at drill

10.00am: Hands returning and drawing stores, painting ship as required

4.15pm: Landed picket

6.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 7.00am


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5 April 1917

At Malta

Lat 35.880, Long 14.517

9.00am: Gunners party getting up ammunition. Remainder refitting and as required

11.30am: Swung ship for adjustment of compasses

1.30pm: Hands getting up ammunition, painting and as required

5.00pm: Hoisted in steam pinnace and picket boat

6.00pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch

7.00pm: First cutter cover lost overboard by accident


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6 April 1917

At Malta [and from Malta to Mudros]

Lat 35.92, Long 14.59

9.00am: Prepared for sea

11.27am: Slipped from buoy and proceeded as required out of harbour

Noon: Guns crews closed up for day defence

12.15pm: Clear of channel, course S86°E. Torpedo boat destroyer H.M.S. "Mosquito" escorting

4.40pm: Exercised general quarters and abandon ship stations


Mudros is also spelled Moudros.


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7 April 1917

From Malta to Mudros

Lat 35.95, Long 19.57

6.00am: Commenced zigzagging

9.30am: Hands cleaning ship

12.45pm: Passed sloop steering NW

7.15pm: Guns crews closed up for night defence


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8 April 1917

From Malta to Mudros

Lat 36.98, Long 24.07

4.10am: Ovo Island bearing N15°W 6 miles

4.30am: Stopped zigzagging

5.00am: Recommenced zigzagging

6.07am: Sun rose by compass N84½°E

7.10am: Cape Malia bearing N64°W 14 miles

9.40am: Passed two patrol trawlers

9.50am: Passed French patrol trawler

11.00am: Phalconera Island N78°W 7 miles

2.00pm: Passed H.M.S. "Heliotrope" and H.M.H.S. "Llandovery Castle"

3.10am: Cape Tamelos abeam 4miles bearing N40°W

4.50pm: Passed French torpedo boat destroyer escorting British S.S. "Geo" steering SW

6.20pm: Cape Phassa S60°E 3.8 miles

11.25pm: Lithari Point abeam 16 miles N70°W


Wikipedia has an article on H.M.H.S. "Llandovery Castle".

Clyde Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Geo".


Ovo Island is also known as Nisída Avgó.

Phalconera Island is also known as Nisída Falkonéra.

Cape Tamelos is also known as Ákra Tamélos.

Cape Phassa is also known as Ákra Fássa.


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9 April 1917

From Malta to Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.13am: Tripti Point N78°E 9 miles

9.00am: Entered swept channel

9.48am: Kombi light abeam

10.30am: Passed net defence and proceeded to C2 berth

10.40am: Came to starboard anchor. Draught of water: forward 18 feet 6-inches, aft 21 feet 6-inches

Noon: Hoisted out picket boat

12.25pm: Collier S.S. "Monkshaven" came alongside

3.35pm: Commenced coaling

4.00pm: Lost overboard while coaling: sacks, coal, pattern 3A, four in number

6.00am: Assistant-engineer Stockwell rejoined ship

7.30am: Stopped coaling


Wear Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Monkshaven".


Tripti Point is also known as Akra Trypiti.

Kombi Island is also known as Vrachonisida Kompi.


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10 April 1917

At Mudros

Lat 39.88, Long 25.26

5.40am: Recommenced coaling

8.45am: Finished coaling. Received 477 tons. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 8 inches, aft 22 feet 2 inches

1.30pm: Hands cleaning ship and preparing for sea

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour. Courses as required

4.55pm: Passed net defence

6.30pm: Cape Tigani N7°W 7½ miles


Cape Tigani is also known as Nisida Tigani.


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11 April 1917

From Mudros to Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

1.35am: Cape Laura bearing S21°W 15 miles

5.35am: Passed dan buoy

6.42am: Course as required

7.07am: Came to starboard anchor, 6 shackles, in 18 fathoms, in Y1 berth. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 7 inches, aft 22 feet 1 inch

7.30am: Hoisted out picket boat

9.30am: Taking over duties of Senior Officer 6th [Destroyer Squadron] from H.M.S. "Edgar"

2.00pm: Read warrant number 75

8.30pm: Hoisted in picket boat


Cape Laura is also known as Cape Lavra and Ákra Tímiou Prodrómou.


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12 April 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

7.30am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Read stations for bombarding and general quarters

2.00pm: Hands employed as required

4.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 6.30pm

8.30pm: Fires out in picket boat


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13 April 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

5.45am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands employed as required

1.25pm: Hands painting and scraping side, refitting and as required

3.04pm: Weighted anchor. Shifted berth to X1 berth

3.30pm: Came to port anchor

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch and second part of port watch till 7.00pm. Hoisted out launch

11.45pm: Fires out in picket boat


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14 April 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.15am: H.M.S. "Edgar" sailed

5.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys and found correct

10.00am: Seventeen ratings joined ship, one rating left ship

11.30am: Exercised general quarters

1.30pm: Gave general leave to port watch and second part starboard watch

8.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat


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15 April 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

5.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

7.00am: Landed funeral party

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Lieutenant Muir R.N.R. joined ship from H.M.S. "Snaefell". Received seventeen ratings

10.30am: Held divine service

1.30pm: Gave general leave to starboard watch and first part port watch and boys till 7.00pm

6.30pm: Fires out in picket boat

8.05pm: Discharged lieutenant Higginson R.N.R. to H.M.S. "Snaefell"


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16 April 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

5.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers. Read warrant number 76

10.00am: Hands employed painting, mustering bags, 6-inch guns crews at loader [drill]

11.15am: Exercised bombarding stations

1.00pm: Hands painting mess deck and as required

5.00pm: Gave general leave to port watch and first part starboard watch till 7.00pm

8.00pm: Fires out in picket boat


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17 April 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

4.45am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: Hands employed painting mess deck and as required

10.00am: Joined one rating, discharged thirteen ratings

11.15am: Exercised bombarding stations

1.25pm: Hands painting mess deck, refitting and as required. Boys of starboard watch at school

4.15pm: Landed recreation party

5.00pm: Gave general leave to starboard watch and second part port watch till 7.00pm

7.30pm: Fires out in picket boat


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18 April 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

4.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour

8.55am: Came to port anchor

9.00am: Commenced firing at 59.E.4

9.45am: Shifted to position further from shore on account of accurate shell fire from enemy. Enemy fired 9 rounds of 4.9 miles (approximate) from 49.Q.8

10.00am: Discharged ten ratings

11.45am: Ceased firing

Noon: Weighed and proceeded into harbour

1.10pm: Came to port anchor, 6 shackles, 15 fathoms, in X1 berth

4.30pm: Gave general leave to port watch and second part starboard watch

8.30pm: Fires out in picket boat


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19 April 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

4.45am: Lighted fires in picket boat

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

9.30am: Hands painting mess deck and as required

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

1.30pm: Gave general leave to starboard watch and first part port watch and boys till 7.00pm

7.10pm: Fires out in picket boat


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20 April 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

5.00am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.00am: Hands repairing telephone cable, painting mess deck and as required

1.00pm: Hands painting mess deck and as required

4.30pm: Gave general leave to port watch and first part starboard watch till 7.00pm

8.00pm: Fires out in picket boat


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21 April 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

9.00am: Hands cleaning deck. Tested lifebuoys and found correct

1.30pm: Gave general leave to starboard watch and second part port watch. Hands make and mend clothes

5.00pm: Hoisted in large motor boat

7.45pm: Fires out in picket boat


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22 April 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

7.30am: Roman Catholic service on board

9.35am: Divisions. Landed nonconformist church party

10.30am: Held divine service

1.30pm: Gave general leave to port watch and second part starboard watch and boys till 7.00pm

7.45pm: Fires out in picket boat


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23 April 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.00am: Hands employed clearing booms and flats of spare gear for stowage on shore

10.00am: Two ratings joined ship, one rating discharged

10.45am: S.S. "Asteria" came alongside with two railway engines to be hoisted out by main derrick

1.00pm: Hands employed clearing booms and as required

4.30pm: Gave general leave to starboard watch and first part port watch

8.30pm: Fires out in picket boat


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Asteria".


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24 April 1917

From Stavros to Thaso, and at Stavros

Lat 40.84, Long 24.70 [Approximate position]

2.30am: Lighted fires in picket boat

6.00am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour. Course and speed as required. Draught of water: forward 18 feet 9 inches, aft 21 feet 7 inches

10.30am: Stopped and landed officers off Caramoti Skala [the log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Keramoti Skala, also known as Kalamuti]

10.35am: Proceeded, course various zigzag, awaiting officers

12.05pm: Officers returned, proceeded

12.23pm: Passed 3 cables off supposed British mine (type Royal Navy Mark II)

1.20pm: Course various entering Hamidieh harbour

1.55pm: Stopped off Hamidieh and landed officers

2.00pm: Proceeded, course and speed various zigzag, awaiting officers

3.15pm: Officers returned

3.20pm: Proceeded for Stavros

7.23pm: Entered net defence

7.35pm: Came to port anchor, 13 fathoms, 6 shackles, in Y1 berth

8.30pm: Fires out in picket boat


Thaso is also spelled Thasos and Thassos.

Hamidieh is the former name of Limenária.


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25 April 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

3.50am: Lighted fires in picket boat

8.00am: Collier S.S. "Wyvisbrooke" came alongside [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant S.S. "Wyvisbrook"]

8.35am: Commenced coaling. Draught of water before coaling: forward 18 feet 7 inches, aft 21 feet 7 inches

10.30am: One rating joined ship

1.40pm: Finished coaling, received 345 tons. Draught of water after coaling: forward 19 feet 5 inches, aft 21 feet 11 inches

2.00pm: Coaling party of one petty officer, 1 leading stoker and eighteen hands coaling trawlers and drifter on board S.S. "Wyvisbrooke"

7.00pm: Coaling party returned

9.10pm: Fires out in picket boat


Wear Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Wyvisbrook".


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26 April 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

5.15am: Lighted fires in picket boat

6.45am: Sent eighteen hands, one petty officer, one leading stoker coaling party to collier

10.00am: Discharged one rating

11.45am: Read warrant number 77

3.30pm: Sent carpenters party to collier to carry out repairs

5.45pm: Coaling party returned

6.10pm: Carpenters party returned

8.30pm: Fires out in picket boat

8.40pm: S.S. "Wyvisbrooke" sailed [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant S.S. "Wyvisbrook"]


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27 April 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.15am: Divisions, prayers

9.30am: Exercised general quarters

10.00am: Destroyed 60 cartridges 6-inch Quick Firing, lots K752 (28) and K308 (32), unserviceable. Hands cleaning ship and refitting

1.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

10.30pm: Banked fires in picket boat


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28 April 1917

At Stavros [and at sea]

Lat 40.58, Long 23.98

8.30am: Tested lifebuoys and found correct

8.55am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour, to firing position. Draught of water: forward 19 feet 3 inches, aft 21 feet 11 inches

10.40am: Opened fire on 71 C 2/6

10.55am: On account of no aeroplane arriving, ceased fire

11.00am: Set course for Erissos Bay [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Ierissos Bay]

12.50pm: Reduced speed

1.00pm: Stopped

1.25pm: Landed officers

1.30pm: Proceeded, course various zigzag, awaiting officers

4.30pm: Officers returned on board

4.35pm: Course for Stavros

6.00pm: Entered swept channel

7.27pm: Came to port anchor, 15 fathoms water, 6 shackles, in Y1 berth

8.45pm: Fires out in picket boat


Ierissos Bay is also known as Kólpos Ierissoú.


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29 April 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

5.50am: S.S. "Celtic Pride" came alongside

10.00am: Divisions

10.30am: Divine service

1.30pm: Gave general leave to starboard watch and both watches of boys

4.30pm: Hoisted in picket boat


Aberdeen Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Celtic Pride".


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30 April 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

7.15am: Working party, twelve hands and one leading stoker, sent on board S.S. "Elpiniki"

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.25am: R.N.R. gunnery training class at instructions. Remainder as required

1.00pm: Gunnery training class at instructions. Remainder as required

4.20pm: Gave general leave to port watch and second part starboard watch

6.30pm: Prepared for sea


S.S. "Elpiniki" is most probably a fleet messenger; see Support and Harbour Vessels.


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of May 1917


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie A376

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.0005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under shelter deck, outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

J. Hicks, 654-503



J. Hicks, 654.504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

Negretti and Zambra, 1318A





LOGS FOR MAY 1917


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1 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

4.40am: G.3 guns crew closed up, submarine reported outside nets

5.00am: Placed special look outs. Stern guns crew closed up

9.00am: R.N.R. gunnery training class under instruction

10.30am: Hands employed painting and receiving stores from ferry

1.40pm: Gunnery training class at instruction. Boys at school. Working party employed on board H.M.T. "Ermine". Remainder painting and refitting as required

4.30pm: Paid monthly money. Gave general leave to starboard watch and second part port watch


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.T. "Ermine".


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2 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

7.30am: S.S. "Princess Ena" came alongside with stores

7.45am: Sent working party on shore

9.00am: Both watches discharging ferry

9.30am: Discharged six ratings

10.00am: S.S. "Princess Ena" cast off. Hands painting mess decks and flats. R.N.R. gunnery training class at instructions. Mustering bags. Boys at school

1.00pm: R.N.R. gunnery training class at instructions. Both watches of boys at school. Remainder hands painting and refitting

4.30pm: Gave general leave to port watch and second part starboard watch

6.30pm: Hoisted out Archachon boat


Wikipedia has an article on S.S. "Princess Ena".


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3 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

7.55am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour, course and speed as required

8.05am: Passed through net defence

9.20am: Reduced speed

9.25am: Dropped firing buoy

9.35am: Opened fire on 49 Q.8 from 71 C 2/6

10.25am: Ceased firing

10.40am: Proceeded into harbour

11.07am: Three rounds of 4 inch fired at ship

12.35pm: Entered net defence

12.56pm: Came to starboard anchor, in 15 fathoms, 6 shackles, in Y1 berth. Draft of water: forward 19 feet 3 inch, aft 21 feet 9 inches

2.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

4.30pm: Gave general leave to starboard watch and first part port watch


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4 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: R.N.R. gunnery training class at instructions. Painting down aloft. Scraping and painting blisters. 6-inch guns crews at loader [drill]

10.00am: Joined one rating, discharged one rating

1.00pm: R.N.R. gunnery training class at instructions. Remainder as required

4.30pm: Gave general leave to port watch and first part starboard watch


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5 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.30am: Tested lifebuoys and found correct

1.30pm: Gave general leave to starboard watch and second part port watch and boys


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6 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.15am: S.S. "Elpiniki" came alongside with stores

9.35am: Divisions

10.00am: Discharged one rating. Landed non-conformist church party

10.55am: Held divine service

1.30pm: Gave general leave to port watch and second part starboard watch and both watches of boys


S.S. "Elpiniki" is most probably a fleet messenger; see Support and Harbour Vessels.


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7 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

7.30am: Sent party to visit front line trenches

9.00am: Gunnery training class at instructions. All 6-inch guns crews at loader [drill]. Remainder hands as required

9.30am: One rating joined

1.00pm: R.N.R. gunnery training class at instructions. Port 6-inch guns [crews] at loader drill

4.30pm: Gave general leave to starboard watch and first part port watch


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8 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

H.M.T. "Ermine"

8.00am: H.M.T. "Ermine" came alongside

9.00am: Hands employed discharging H.M.T. "Ermine". Painting mess deck. Scraping and painting blisters. R.N.R. gunnery training class at instructions

10.00am: Three ratings joined, two ratings discharged

1.00pm: R.N.R. gunnery training class at instruction. Remainder hands as required

4.30pm: Gave general leave to port watch and first part starboard watch


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.T. "Ermine".


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9 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.15am: R.N.R. gunnery training class at instructions. Remainder hands refitting, painting and cleaning ship

1.30pm: R.N.R. gunnery training class at instructions. Remainder as required

2.15pm: S.S. "Asteria" came alongside. Received steam pinnace from her

5.00pm: Gave general leave to starboard watch and second part port watch


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Asteria".


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10 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.00am: S.S. "Princess Ena" came alongside with stores

8.40am: Landed Roman Catholic church party. Service at Merchant Fleet Auxiliary

10.00am: Discharged one rating, joined two ratings

10.30am: R.N.R. gunnery training class at instructions. Remainder painting out flats, refitting and as required

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

2.00pm: Gave special leave to port watch and second part starboard watch and both watches of boys


Wikipedia has an article on S.S. "Princess Ena".


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11 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: Exercised general quarters. Carried out .303 aiming rifle practice towing target

1.00pm: Hands employed painting out flats, refitting and as required

4.30pm: Gave general leave to starboard watch and first part port watch


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12 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

7.45am: Collier S.S. "Arachne" came alongside

8.15am: Commenced coaling ship. Draught of water before coaling: forward 18 feet 10 inches, aft 21 feet 9 inches

12.20pm: Finished coaling, received 310 tons. Collier cast off. Draught of water after coaling: forward 19 feet 5 inches, aft 22 feet 1 inch


Tees Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Arachne".


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13 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.00am: Aired night clothing. Hands cleaning ship after coaling

11.00am: Read prayers

1.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

5.24pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour

5.30pm: Cleared net defence

6.20pm: Reduced speed

6.30pm: Stopped and dropped firing buoy

6.40pm: Opened fire on Hogs Back trenches from 58.1.9

7.00pm: Ceased fire and proceeded into harbour

7.55pm: Entered net defence

8.00pm: Came to starboard anchor, in 15 fathoms, 6 shackles, in Y1 berth


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14 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: R.N.R. gunnery training class at instruction. Both watches of boys at school. Mustering bags. Control party and sight setters at drill

10.00am: Joined one rating, discharged one rating

1.30pm: Hands cleaning and painting ship and working fore derrick. R.N.R. gunnery training class at instructions

5.00pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour. Course and speed as required

6.15pm: Commenced to fire 16 rounds on Hogs back trenches

6.40pm: Ceased fire and proceeded back to harbour

7.40pm: Entered net defence

7.50pm: Came to starboard anchor, 15 fathoms, 6 shackles, in Y1 berth


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15 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: R.N.R. gunnery training class at drill. Hands employed painting out flats, mustering bags and as required

1.00pm: Hands make end mend clothes

2.00pm: Gave general leave to starboard watch and first part port watch and both watches of boys

4.30pm: Hoisted out sailing pinnace and in launch


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16 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: R.N.R. gunnery training class at instructions, boys from H.M.S. "M.28" at school. Painting mess deck and whaler and as required

1.00pm: Painting bread-room flat and as required. R.N.R. gunnery training class at instruction

5.00pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour to firing position

6.10pm: Stopped. Commenced firing at Briggs trench from 58.T.8

7.03pm: Ceased firing

7.05pm: Proceeded into harbour

7.24pm: Course as required. Lost by accident one dan buoy and 45 fathoms 2½ inch and two ½ cwt sinkers

8.09pm: Came to port anchor, 6 shackles, in 15 fathoms, in Y1 berth


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17 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

8.00am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: R.N.R. gunnery training class at instructions. Remainder hands as required

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

2.00pm: Gave general leave to starboard watch and second part port watch and boys

4.00pm: Prepared for sea

5.05pm: Weighed and proceeded to firing position 58.T.3. Course as required

6.20pm: Opened fire on target 48.O.4, 24 rounds

6.50pm: Ceased firing and proceeded into harbour. Course as required

7.40pm: Came to port anchor, 6 shackles, in 15 fathoms, in Y1 berth


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18 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.25am: Exercised general quarters

10.00am: R.N.R. gunnery training class at instructions. Remainder hands painting and as required

12.30pm: Hands employed refitting, cleaning and paining ship

2.00pm: R.N.R. gunnery training class at instructions


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19 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.00am: Tested lifebuoys and found correct

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

2.00pm: Gave general leave to starboard watch and first part port watch and both watches of boys

5.00pm: Hoisted out number 1 Archachon boat


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20 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

5.55am: S.S. "Princess Ena" came alongside

8.30am: Discharging S.S. "Princess Ena"

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.10am: Divine service

10.15am: Landed non-conformist church party

1.00pm: Gave general leave to port watch and first part starboard watch and both watches of boys


Wikipedia has an article on S.S. "Princess Ena".


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21 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: 6-inch guns crews at loader [drill]. Remainder hands painting flats, mustering bags and as required. Boys at school

1.00pm: Hands painting flats and as required. Boys at school

5.05pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour

6.10pm: Stopped

6.20pm: Opened fire on N.1 battery from 58.T.3

7.28pm: Ceased firing

7.35pm: Proceeded into harbour

8.28pm: Came to port anchor in Y1 berth


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22 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

4.15am: Archachon boat broke adrift from lower boom and stranded on beach

7.05am: Both cutters broke adrift from buoy and stranded on beach

7.10am: Galley sunk being broken by force of seas against the pier

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: All stranded boats hauled up on beach. Boys at school. Port battery at loader [drill]. Remainder hands painting flats and as required

12.30pm: Boys at school

1.30pm: Hands replenishing ammunition sacks, painting flats and as required

5.00pm: Tested Downton pumps and found correct

9.00pm: Set anchor watch


Wikipedia has an article on the Downton pump.


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23 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

2.00am: Wind falling light and backing to southward. Better appearance of the weather. Swell still high

7.00am: One private of marines joined ship

9.00am: Wreckage party working onshore. Remainder hands fuzing shell and as required. Sight setters at control drill

2.00pm: Hands employed about wreckage, painting flats and as required

4.45pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch and first part port watch till 7.00am


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24 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

7.30am: Landed carpenters working party

8.40am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

9.30am: Joined three ratings, discharged ten ratings

10.30am: Hands as required

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

2.00pm: Gave general leave to port watch, first part starboard watch and boys till 7.00pm


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25 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.35am: Divisions. Prayers

9.45am: Exercised general quarters

10.30am: Hands employed mustering bags and as required

1.00pm: Repairs on stranded Archachon boat completed and launched with assistance of tug

3.00pm: Lifted bows of "PL.265" by main derrick to allow petrol to drain aft

5.00pm: Gave general leave to starboard watch and first part port watch


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26 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.30am: Hands cleaning ship

10.30am: Tested lifebuoys and found correct

1.00pm: Hands make and mend [clothes]

2.00pm: Gave general leave to port watch, second part starboard watch and boys till 7.00pm

4.30pm: Lifted out number 1 Archachon boat


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27 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.10am: S.S. "Princess Ena" came alongside

10.00am: Divisions

10.30am: Divine service. Working party employed on board S.S. "Princess Ena"

1.15pm: Working party sent to S.S. "Princess Ena"

2.30pm: Gave general leave to starboard watch, second part port watch and boys

5.30pm: Prepared for coaling


Wikipedia has an article on S.S. "Princess Ena".


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28 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

7.40am: Collier S.S. "Roker" came alongside

8.15am: Commenced coaling. Draught of water before coaling: forward 18 feet 5 inches, aft 21 feet 9 inches

9.00am: Joined one rating

1.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 310 tons. Draught of water after coaling: forward 19 feet 2 inches, aft 22 feet 2 inches

1.50pm: Collier cast off


Wear Built Ships lists a possible reference to S.S. "Roker".


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29 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.00am: Joined two ratings, discharged one rating

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship after coaling

1.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch and first part port watch and both watches of boys


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30 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Boys at school

10.30am: Hands employed painting flats, refitting, mustering bags and as required

2.00pm: Hands employed as required

4.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch and second part starboard watch


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31 May 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.00am: Aired bedding

7.00am: Hoisted out sailing pinnace

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.30am: Divers examining pier. Hands as required

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

4.30pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch and second part port watch


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of June 1917


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie A376

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.0005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under shelter deck, outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 30th

J. Hicks, 654.503



J. Hicks, 654.504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 30th

Negretti and Zambra, 1318



Negretti and Zambra, 2826

Brought into use June 27, 1917




LOGS FOR JUNE 1917


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1 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

1.00am: Two 6-inch guns manned throughout

4.00am: Two anti-aircraft guns closed up

7.00am: Worked main derrick, hoisted sailing pinnace

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.15am: General quarters and anti-aircraft gun drill. Hands working as required. Tested flooding valves. Found correct

1.30pm: Hands resumed work as requisite

4.30pm: Leave to port watch

7.30pm: Two anti-aircraft guns closed up

8.30pm: Darkened ship. Closed watertight doors


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2 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

1.00am: Two 6-inch guns manned throughout

4.00am: Two anti-aircraft guns closed up

9.00am: Divisions. Aired night clothing. Saturday routine

9.30am: Joined three ratings, discharged four ratings

1.30pm: Leave to starboard watch and part [of port watch], also both watches of boys

6.15pm: Store ship S.S. "Overton" alongside with stores

8.10pm: Store ship left

8.50pm: Darkened ship. Closed watertight doors


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Overton".


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3 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

1.00am: Two 6-inch guns, one 3-pounder and one searchlight closed up for night defence throughout

4.00am: Two anti-aircraft guns closed up

6.15am: S.S. "Princess Ena" alongside with stores

8.00am: Cleared ferry (S.S. "Princess Ena") from Mudros

9.00am: Divisions. Divine service, church parties from aerodrome and monitor H.M.S. "M.28"

1.30pm: Leave to port watch and part [of starboard watch]. Also both watches of boys

7.30pm: Two anti-aircraft guns closed up

8.30pm: Darkened ship. Closed watertight doors


Wikipedia has an article on S.S. "Princess Ena".


Mudros is also spelled Moudros.


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4 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

1.00am: Two 6-inch guns manned throughout

4.00am: Two anti-aircraft guns manned

9.30am: Class to seamanship instruction. Remainder painting and as requisite

4.30pm: Leave to starboard watch and first part port watch

7.30pm: Two anti-aircraft guns closed up

8.40pm: Darkened ship. Closed watertight doors


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5 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

1.00am: Two 6-inch guns manned throughout

4.00am: Two anti-aircraft guns closed up

6.30am: Hands painting ship

9.00am: Hands as requisite

10.00am: Discharged two ratings

1.00pm: Hands painting ship and as requisite

4.00pm: Worked main derrick

4.30pm: General leave to port watch and second part starboard [watch]

8.35pm: Darkened ship. Closed watertight doors


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6 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

1.00am: Two 6-inch guns, one 3-pounder and searchlight manned

6.00am: Hands painting as requisite

10.00am: Seamanship training class to instruction. Remainder painting ship

10.30am: Discharged three officers

4.30pm: General leave to starboard watch and second part port watch

8.30pm: Rounds correct

8.40pm: Darkened ship


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7 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

1.00am: Two 6-inch and one 3-pounder guns closed up for night defence throughout. Searchlight closed up

4.00am: Two anti-aircraft guns closed up

6.30am: Hands painting ship

7.00am: Opened fire with 2-pounder pom-pom on hostile aircraft

8.00am: Roman Catholics landed for church service

10.30am: Ratings discharged three, ratings joined two

1.30pm: Leave to port watch, part of starboard watch and both watches of boys

7.45pm: Pom-pom closed up

8.30pm: Darkened ship

8.45pm: Rounds correct


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8 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

1.00am: Two 6-inch guns manned throughout

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Seamanship training class. Hands as requisite

1.10pm: Worked main derrick on steam pinnace boiler

3.00pm: Leave to starboard and first part port watches

7.30pm: Pom-pom manned

8.45pm: Darkened ship and watertight doors closed


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9 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch and one 3-pounder guns and searchlight closed throughout

4.00am: Closed up for day defence

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions. Aired night clothing

9.30am: Tested lifebuoys. Found correct

1.30pm: Leave to port and first part of starboard watches and both watches boys

9.00pm: Darkened ship. Closed watertight doors


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10 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns and one 3-pounder manned throughout

5.45am: Ferry came alongside

6.30am: Landed funeral escort and mourners

7.40am: Ferry cast off

9.00am: Divisions. Divine service. Church party for H.M.S. "M.28"

1.30pm: Leave to starboard, second part of port and both watches boys

8.45pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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11 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns manned throughout

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour

7.30am: Passed net defence. Target practice. Cartridges, 3-pounder Hotchkiss Practice, six in number, thrown overboard, misfired

9.30am: Finished target practice and proceeded towards Stavros

11.45am: Let go port anchor, 15 fathoms water, 5 shackles, in A1 berth

4.30pm: Leave to port watch and first part starboard watch

8.50pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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12 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns manned throughout

6.00am: Cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Hands to general work

4.30pm: Leave to starboard watch and first part port watch

8.50pm: Darkened ship. Closed watertight doors


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13 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns, 3-pounder, and searchlight manned throughout

6.30am: Worked main derrick. Out sailing pinnace

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Hands as requisite

12.30pm: Make and mend [clothes]

4.30pm: Leave to port and first part starboard watches

8.45pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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14 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns manned throughout

6.00am: Ratings discharged five, ratings joined zero

8.00am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Hands oiling main derrick purchase and topping lift. Scaling foremost funnel and general work

11.00am: Mustered all confidential books. Found correct

1.30pm: Leave to starboard and first part port watches


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15 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns manned throughout

6.00am: Cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. General quarters. Hands painting foremost funnel and to general work

4.30pm: Leave to port watch and first part starboard

8.40pm: Darkened ship


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16 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns, 3-pounder, and searchlight manned throughout

9.15am: Divisions. Lifebuoys tested and found correct. Hands as requisite

1.30pm: Leave to starboard, second part port and both watches boys till 8.30

8.50pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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17 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns manned throughout

4.30am: Two anti-aircraft guns crews closed up

7.00am: Ratings joined five

10.00am: Divisions. Non-conformists to church

10.30am: Church of England service

1.10am: Fired at hostile aeroplane

1.30pm: Leave to port, second part starboard and both watches boys

7.30pm: All guns manned


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18 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns crews manned throughout

6.00am: Cleaning ship

9.30am: Seamanship training class to instruction. Hands ashore launching first cutter. R.N.R. training class at drill. General work on board

12.30pm: Hands make and mend [clothes]

4.30pm: Leave to starboard watch, first part of port until 7.00

9.00pm: Darkened ship. Closed watertight doors


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19 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns, 3-pounder and searchlight manned throughout

6.30am: Worked main derrick. Out diving boat

7.30am: Diving party left for H.M.S. "M.19"

9.30am: Divisions and prayers

9.45am: R.N.R. gunnery training class to instructions. Ordinary seamen seamanship training class to instructions. Changed second cutter's and whaler's falls end of end

10.45am: Diving party returned

4.30pm: Leave to port watch and first part starboard

8.50pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors

11.00pm: Sent escort to Sir J. Pease, Gunnery Lieutenant in charge

11.12pm: Escort returned with three prisoners


Wikipedia has an article on Sir Joseph Pease, 2nd Baron Gainford.


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20 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns, 3-pounder and searchlight manned throughout

7.00am: Ratings left ship two

9.30am: Ordinary seaman training class boat exercises. R.N.R. seamen gunnery training class. Party coaling gate drifter number 1452 alongside

4.30pm: Leave to starboard watch and first part port


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21 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns crews closed up throughout

6.00am: Cleaning ship

7.00am: Ratings discharged two

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics for church service

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Gunnery and seamanship classes to instruction

1.00pm: Special leave to ship's company to witness Royal Fleet Auxiliary sports. Remainder make and mend [clothes]

4.30pm: Leave to port watch and second part starboard until 7.00

9.00pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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22 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns, 3-pounder, and searchlight manned throughout

6.00am: Air bedding

7.10am: Three hostile aeroplanes dropping bombs on Stavros.

9.30am: General quarters

10.00am: R.N.R. training classes at instruction, also ordinary seamen

4.30pm: Leave to starboard and second part port watch

9.00pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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23 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns manned throughout

9.15am: Divisions. Lifebuoys tested and found correct. Hands cleaning ship

1.30pm: Leave to port watch and first part starboard


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24 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns crews closed up throughout

6.00am: S.S. "Princess Ena" secured alongside. Mr. Ross, warrant engineer, and Mr. Dodridge, foreman Naval Ordnance, joined ship

8.20am: S.S. "Princess Ena" in leaving swept her forecastle with X1 gun, damaging T~~ing gear

9.50am: Divisions

10.45am: Divine service on quarterdeck

1.30pm: Leave to starboard watch and first part port watch, also both watches of boys till 7.00

9.00pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


Wikipedia has an article on S.S. "Princess Ena".


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25 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns, one searchlight manned throughout

4.00am: Anti-aircraft guns manned

6.03am: Three hostile seaplanes, one dropped bombs

6.30am: Cleaning ship

7.00am: Ratings discharged three

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Gunnery and seamanship classes to instruction. Remainder as requisite

12.30pm: Hands make and mend [clothes]

4.30pm: Leave to port watch and second part starboard

8.45pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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26 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns manned throughout

4.00am: Two anti-aircraft guns manned

9.30am: Hands stowing upper deck ammunition in magazine. R.N.R. seamen and gunnery training classes. Exam for petty officers held on board

4.30pm: Leave to starboard and second part port watches

7.10pm: Fired one round 6-inch shrapnel

7.30pm: Anti-aircraft guns closed up

9.00pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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27 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns crews closed up throughout

4.00am: Anti-aircraft guns manned

6.30am: General drill (tow forward and out all boats)

9.15am: Hands re-stowing gear and cleaning ship

12.30pm: Leave to port watch and part of starboard

9.00pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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28 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

4.00am: Anti-aircraft guns crews manned

6.00am: Preparing for coaling

7.30am: Collier S.S. "Pontwen" secured alongside

8.30am: Commenced coaling

4.00pm: Finished coaling. Took in 445 tons. Cleaning ship throughout

9.00pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


Tees Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Pontwen".


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29 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: One 3-pounder manned

4.00am: Two 6-inch guns and anti-aircraft guns crews closed up

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

12.30pm: Two 6-inch guns crews closed up throughout

4.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

4.30pm: Leave to port and second part starboard watches

7.30pm: Anti-aircraft guns crews closed up

9.00pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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30 June 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns manned throughout

4.00am: Anti-aircraft guns crews manned

6.00am: Cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions with night clothing. Saturday routine

1.30pm: Leave to starboard, second part port and both watches boys

4.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

5.00pm: Hands ceased for day

9.00pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of July 1917


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie A376

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.0005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under shelter deck, outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

J. Hicks, 654.503



J. Hicks, 654.504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

Negretti and Zambra, 2826






LOGS FOR JULY 1917


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1 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns crews, one searchlight, and 3-pounder closed up

4.00am: Anti-aircraft guns crews closed up

5.00am: Ratings left ship one

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

9.45am: Divisions

10.30am: Divine service

12.30pm: General leave to port and first part starboard and both watches boys

4.30pm: Anti-aircraft guns crews closed up

9.00pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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2 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns manned throughout

4.30am: Two anti-aircraft guns crews closed up

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Hands as requisite. Gunnery and sea[manship] training classes

1.00pm: Hands paid quarterly settlement

4.30pm: Leave to starboard and first part port watches

5.00pm: Physical drill

9.00pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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3 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns and 3-pounder closed up throughout

6.00am: Cleaning ship

7.00am: Ratings joined ship five

7.30am: Two seaplanes dropping bombs on Tasli

9.00am: Hands clearing stores from H.M.T. "Ermine". Gunnery and seamanship training classes

4.15pm: Starboard watch to physical drill

4.30pm: Leave to port and part starboard watches

9.00pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.T. "Ermine".


Tasli is a reference to the Tasli Rema river, also spelled as Tashli Rema.


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4 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns crews closed up

4.00am: Anti-aircraft guns closed up

6.15am: Hands to general drill. Let go bower anchor and weighed by hand, etcetera

6.30am: Ratings left ship five, ratings joined ship two

9.00am: Gunnery training class to instruction. Remainder as requisite

11.00am: First cutter's falls turned end for end

12.30pm: Hands make and mend [clothes]

1.30pm: Leave to starboard, second part port, and both watches of boys

8.50pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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5 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns manned throughout

4.00am: Anti-aircraft guns crews closed up

5.30am: Ratings left ship two, ratings joined ship two

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Exercised small arms. Hands as requisite

3.30pm: Hands preparing ship for sea

4.30pm: Shortened in. Closed watertight doors and scuttles

4.45pm: Anchor aweigh

4.52pm: Proceeded to sea

5.05pm: Passed net defence

5.35pm: Action stations

6.05pm: Commenced firing at position N3 from 58-1-8

6.50pm: Enemy opened fire (six rounds)

6.55pm: Shifted berth out to 58-8-5

7.15pm: Opened fire on N3

7.28pm: Ceased fire, 39 rounds

8.40pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Set course S55°E. Revolutions 30. Two 6-inch guns and searchlights crews closed up

11.05pm: Challenged by patrol trawler 253


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6 July 1917

At sea

Lat 40.13, Long 24.58

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns and searchlights manned

4.00am: Anti-aircraft guns crews closed up. Courses as required off Mount Athos

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.50am: Cape Laura abeam. Distance 2 miles

9.30am: Divisions and prayers

9.40am: General quarters

10.15am: Passed S.S. "Asteria"

10.21am: Cape Santo abeam. Distance 1½ miles

3.00pm: Cape Plato bearing S61°E. Distance 20 miles [The log-keeper most probably made a spelling mistake and meant Cape Platy]

3.35pm: Passed trawler 43 steaming West

11.15pm: Cape Malathrea bearing N83°E. Distance 8½ miles


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Asteria".


Cape Santo is also known as Cape Laura, Cape Lavra and Ákra Tímiou Prodrómou.

Cape Platy is also known as Ákra Arápis.

Cape Malathrea is also known as Ákra Malathriá and Megálo Akrotíri.


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7 July 1917

At sea and at Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch, 3-pounder and searchlight crews closed up throughout

8.20am: Course as required for approaching Stavros anchorage

8.40am: Entered net defence

8.50am: Came to port anchor, 6 shackles, in A berth, in 15 fathoms

10.30am: Tested lifebuoys and found correct. Saturday routine

1.30pm: Leave to port watch, part of starboard and both watches of boys

4.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

4.30pm: Anti-aircraft guns crews closed up

8.50pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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8 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns manned throughout

4.00am: Two anti-aircraft guns crews closed up

9.45am: Divisions and church service. Non-conformists church party landed

1.30pm: General leave to starboard watch, second part port and both watches boys

7.00pm: Worked main derrick

9.00pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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9 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns. 3-pounder and searchlight manned throughout

4.00am: Anti-aircraft guns manned

5.00am: Ratings left ship one, ratings joined ship four

6.00am: Cleaned ship. Worked main derrick (S.S. "Asteria")

8.00am: Hands as requisite

9.00am: Boys of both watches and boys of H.M.S. "M.28" to school. Gunnery training class R.N.R. at drill

4.30pm: Leave to port watch and first part starboard. Hands to physical drill


The Historical RFA site lists S.S. "Asteria".


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10 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns, 3-pounder and searchlights manned throughout

4.00am: Anti-aircraft guns manned

5.00am: Ratings left ship one

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship. Worked main derrick

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Gunnery training class at instruction. Hands as requisite

7.50pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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11 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns, 3-pounder and searchlight manned throughout

4.00am: Anti-aircraft guns crews closed up

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

8.20am: Major Hickson on board to inspect marine detachment

9.30am: R.N.R. gunnery class [at instruction]. Hands as requisite. Boys to school

5.00pm: Hands to physical drill

8.50pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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12 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns, 3-pounder and searchlight manned throughout

4.00am: Anti-aircraft guns manned

6.00am: Cleaning ship

7.00am: Ratings left ship seven, ratings joined ship one

8.40am: Roman Catholic church party landed

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Hands as required. R.N.R. seaman gunnery training class

1.30pm: Leave to starboard watch and second part port watch

4.00pm: Hands to physical drill

8.55pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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13 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns, 3-pounder and searchlight manned throughout

6.30am: Cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. General quarters. Hands as requisite. Tested all flooding valves. Correct. R.N.R. training class to instruction

4.30pm: Leave to port and first part starboard watches

5.00pm: Hands to physical drill

8.50pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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14 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns, 3-pounder and searchlight manned throughout

9.15am: Divisions with night clothing. Saturday routine

Noon: Lifebuoys tested. Correct

1.30pm: Leave to starboard, first part port, and both watches boys

6.30pm: Working main derrick. In Archachon boat for repairs

9.00pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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15 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns, 3-pounder and searchlight manned throughout

4.00am: Anti-aircraft guns manned

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

9.45am: Divisions

10.30am: Divine service on quarterdeck

1.30pm: Leave to port, second part starboard, and both watches boys

8.50pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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16 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns, 3-pounder, and searchlight manned throughout

4.00am: Anti-aircraft guns manned

6.40am: Hostile aircraft dropped bombs

6.50am: Secure. Hands cleaning ship. Overhauled main derrick. Purchase and topping lift cleaned and oiled same. Condition good

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Boys to school. Remainder as requisite

4.30pm: Leave to starboard and part port watches

6.00pm: Worked main derrick

9.00pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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17 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns, 3-pounder and searchlight manned throughout

4.00am: Anti-aircraft guns manned

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.00am: Three ratings left ship

9.30am: Hands as requisite. Boys to school. Working party to H.M.T. "Ermine"

7.00pm: Worked main derrick. Up sailing pinnace

9.00pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.T. "Ermine".


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18 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns, 3-pounder and searchlight manned throughout

4.00am: Anti-aircraft guns manned

5.30am: Ratings joined ship three, ratings left ship two

1.30pm: Leave to starboard, second part port and both watches boys. Hands wash clothes. Read warrant number 82

7.15pm: Worked main derrick. Up sailing pinnace


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19 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.00am: Ratings left ship three

8.10am: Commenced coaling. Collier S.S. "Pontwen" alongside

3.15pm: Finished coaling, 435 tons

4.00pm: Cleaning ship

8.45pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


Tees Built Ships lists a probable reference to S.S. "Pontwen".


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20 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

5.30am: Ratings joined ship four, ratings left ship one

6.30am: Cleaning ship. Worked main derrick

9.30am: Hands cleaning ship

4.00pm: Leave to starboard watch and second part port


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21 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

4.30am: Anti-aircraft guns manned

5.00am: Ratings left ship three

7.30am: Fired several rounds at hostile aeroplane

9.15am: Divisions. Air night clothing. Lifebuoys tested. Correct. Saturday routine

1.30pm: Leave to port, first part starboard, and both watches boys. Hands make and mend [clothes]


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22 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns crews closed up throughout

4.00am: Anti-aircraft guns manned

5.30am: Ratings left ship one, ratings joined ship one

7.00am: H.M.T. "Ermine" alongside

9.00am: Hands provisioning ship

4.45pm: Worked main derrick


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.T. "Ermine".


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23 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns and searchlight manned throughout

4.00am: Anti-aircraft guns manned

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Hands as requisite

1.15pm: Diving party to H.M.S. "Abercrombie"

4.30pm: Leave to port watch and second part starboard. Read warrant number 83

8.45pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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24 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns and searchlight manned throughout

6.30am: Hands working main derrick

9.30am: Hands as requisite. Party surveying starboard cable

4.30pm: Leave to starboard and second part port watches

8.50pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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25 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns and searchlight manned throughout

4.00am: Anti-aircraft guns manned

9.30am: Hands as requisite. Surveying cable. Weight port and dropped starboard anchor. Veered to 6 shackles. Destroyed thirteen charges 6-inch Quick Firing K750. Boys to school

4.30pm: Leave to port and first part starboard watches

6.15pm: Worked main derrick


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26 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

4.00am: Anti-aircraft guns manned

6.00am: Ratings left ship seven

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Refitting party. Hands as requisite. Rove new main derrick fore guy

1.30pm: Leave to starboard watch, first part port, and both watches boys

4.10pm: Hands to physical drill

8.50pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


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27 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

4.30am: Anti-aircraft guns manned

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions and prayers

9.35am: General quarters

10.05am: Hands as requisite

1.15pm: Divers to H.M.S. "Abercrombie"

4.10pm: Hands to physical drill. Leave to port watch and second part starboard


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28 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns and searchlights manned throughout

4.30am: Anti-aircraft guns manned

6.00am: Hands preparing ship for sea

9.35am: General Milne and aide-de-camp boarded. Shortened in

9.50am: Weighed and proceeded to firing berth

11.05am: Opened fire on N1, 35 rounds

11.55am: Enemy fired six rounds at ships

Noon: Steamed out of range of enemy guns

1.00pm: Altered course and proceeded towards harbour

1.45pm: Entered nets [defence]. Opened watertight doors

2.00pm: Let go starboard anchor, A1 berth, 15 fathoms water, 6 shackles. Tested lifebuoys. Correct

3.45pm: Leave to starboard and second part port watches

6.00pm: One dan buoy, 45 fathoms 2 inch hemp and two 1.2 cwt sinkers lost

8.45pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


Wikipedia has an article on General Milne.


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29 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns manned throughout

4.30am: Anti-aircraft guns manned

5.00am: H.M.T. "Ermine" alongside

5.30am: Ratings joined ship three, ratings left ship two

6.45am: H.M.T. "Ermine" left ship

7.30am: Opened fire on two enemy seaplane

9.30am: Divisions and divine service

1.30pm: Leave to port, first part starboard, and both watches boys

8.45pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.T. "Ermine".


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30 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns manned throughout

4.00am: Anti-aircraft guns manned

5.30am: Ratings joined ship one, ratings left ship two

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Hands variously employed

2.00pm: Divers left ship. Lieutenant Muir rejoined ship

4.30pm: Read warrant number 84, and one for H.M.S. "Osiris II". Leave to starboard and first part port watches

8.45pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors


Clyde Built Ships lists a probable reference to H.M.S. "Osiris II".


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31 July 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

12.30am: Two 6-inch guns and searchlight manned throughout

4.30am: Anti-aircraft guns manned

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Boys at school. Hands as requisite

4.30pm: Leave to port watch and second part starboard

5.10pm: Hostile aeroplane fired at

9.00pm: Rounds correct


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H.M.S. "Endymion".

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of August 1917


I certify that this is a complete copy of the Original Log. [Signed by] W.A. Usher, Navigating Officer.


The Hazelwood School War Memorial lists lieutenant William Arthur Usher.


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Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number

Adie A376

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer

0.0005 inch


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Under shelter deck, outside navigating officer's cabin

Whether in screen

Yes


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

J. Hicks, 654.503



J. Hicks, 654.504




Thermometers for Sea Temperature


Date

Maker and Number

From 1st

To 31st

Negretti and Zambra, 2826

Lost overboard 15/8/1917




LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917


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1 August 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

6.00am: Cleaning ship

9.30am: Exercised control parties. Hands as requisite

4.00pm: Hands to physical drill

4.30pm: Leave to starboard and second part port watches

8.45pm: Darkened ship and closed watertight doors

11.30pm: Surgeon Toulmin left ship


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2 August 1917

At Stavros

Lat 40.67, Long 23.70

2.10am: Observed very high bright red light bearing ESE

2.40am: Drifter proceeded to investigate

4.35am: Boat came alongside with survivors from H.M.T. "Ermine"

4.50am: and 5.00am: Boats with six officers and fifty-three men came on board. H.M.S. "M.18" proceeded to sea

7.40am: Drifter 1452 arrived with one survivor

8.45am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

9.15am: Tug "23" proceeded to sea

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Hands as requisite. Small arms company exercised

11.50am: Drifter 1452 arrived with one boat belonging to H.M.T. "Ermine"

1.43pm: "PL.265" and "PL.178" arrived and sailed. Landed 4 lifeboats belonging to H.M.T. "Ermine". Handed same to Naval Transport Office. Two knives, shoemaker, lost from H.M.S. "M.18" while sewing up bodies recovered from H.M.T. "Ermine"

3.45pm: Landed Funeral Party

5.00pm: Conducted burial service

5.40pm: Funeral party returned

5.45pm: Tug "23" arrived

7.50pm: "T.43" arrived

8.30pm: Closed water tight doors

8.45pm: Darkened ship

10.00pm: Stewart Newham Toulmin, Surgeon, Royal Navy, missing. Believed drowned in sinking of H.M.F.A. "Ermine"


The Historical RFA site lists H.M.T. "Ermine".