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Light Cruiser/old 2nd Class Cruiser, Eclipse-class

Pendant Nos. P.32 (1914), P.1A (9.15), P7A (1.18). Launched 23.9.95 Chatham DY. 5,600 tons, 373(oa), 350(pp)x53x19ft. TE 9600ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 11-6in, 8-12pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 2.5in deck, 3in guns. Crew: 450. 11th CS to 1915, then to Eastern Mediterranean and East Africa. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Suez Canal 2-4 Feb 1915, Dardanelles 1915. Sold 5.10.20 Auten Ltd. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Attached to 6th Destroyer Flotilla in 1913 and was at Portsmouth until outbreak of war. With 11th Cruiser Squadron in Ireland in August 1914, but joined 5th CS in September, capturing an Austrian merchantman off Finisterre the same month. To Suez Canal in November 1914, and then to Dardanelles November 1915; she sank the Turkish torpedo-boat Demir-Hissar off Chios on 17 April 1915. To Red Sea and Indian Ocean January 1917; East Africa March 1917-1919. Returned to Queenstown and put on sale list in May 1920. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21)

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Notes:

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

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

Editor’s notes:

http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_HMS_Minerva.html gives a short account of the history of HMS Minerva.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS MINERVA 1914-1918
(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 JUNE 1914


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Above two pages are the cover of the log book covering June 12 1914 to Mar 12 1915


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Opening page of log book, which includes the following text:

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

To prevent unnecessary expenditure of Paper in this Log, the Remarks of two days, when the Vessel is in Harbour, may be inserted on one page.

Log of HMS Minerva, commanded by Percival Henry Warleigh RN, for the period commencing Friday 12th of June 1914, ending Friday 12th of March 1915


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Directions, including instructions for keeping the log, and abbreviations for weather conditions


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(Note: Until 14th July, most log pages cover two days, in accordance with the instructions at the beginning of the log.  This makes it difficult to ascertain the times for many entries, and times are not given unless they are specified in the log.)


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12 June 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

9.00am: Ship commissioned by Commander W B Macdonald with reduced nucleus crew for service in Third Fleet (11th Cruiser Squadron) Lieut V B Cardwell Eng Comdr E C Smith Mr J Balcombe AB Mr T A Harris Carpenter (The Third Fleet was made up of the oldest warships in the Royal Navy, which were normally manned with small maintenance crews.  11th Cruiser Squadron was made up at this time of five ships – Doris, Isis, Juno, Minerva and Venus.)

Hands provisioning ship

Hands cleaning ship & stowing bags & hammocks

Quarters, exercised fire stations

None on sick list


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13 June 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Hands cleaning ship

Paid weekly money

Quarters, exercised fire stations

Thermometers not shipped

None on sick list


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14 June 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

9.30am: Divisions

Nil on sick list


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15 June 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Nil on sick list


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16 June 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Temperatures begin to be recorded today

Nil on sick list


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17 June 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Mr G.A.Lawson joined ship

Hands preparing for coaling

Nil on sick list


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18 June 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Hands preparing for coaling

8.20am: Commenced coaling

4.00pm: Stopped coaling

Nil on sick list


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19 June 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

8.40am: Commenced coaling

2.00pm: Finished coaling, received 270 tons

Paid weekly money

Nil on sick list


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20 June 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Nil on sick list


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21 June 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Divisions Prayers

Nil on sick list


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22 June 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Dressed ship (mast head flags) As a sign of celebration, vessels in harbor may be ‘dressed overall’ by stringing International Code flags (arranged at random) from stemhead to masthead, from masthead to masthead (if the vessel has more than one mast) and then down to the taffrail. When a ship is properly dressed, ensigns (in addition to the one flown in the usual position at the stern) should fly at each masthead, unless displaced by another flag  e.g. that of a flag officer. Ships may be dressed for occasions, anniversaries and events, whether national, local or personal. A ship underway would not array herself with signal flags, but the masthead ensign(s) would still signify that she is dressed. Source

Divisons Prayers

Nil on sick list


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23 June 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Nil on sick list


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24 June 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

1 rating joined

Nil on sick list


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25 June 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Hands preparing for ammunitioning

Hands employed ammunitioning

Nil on sick list


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26 June 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Hands employed ammunitioning

Nil on sick list


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27 June 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Hands employed ammunitioning

Nil on sick list


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28 June 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Divisions Prayers

Nil on sick list


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29 June 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

26 ratings joined; 1 rating discharged

Hands employed ammunitioning

4.00pm: Lit fires in No 6 boiler

5.00pm: Banked fires in No 6

Nil on sick list


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30 June 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Discharged 2 ratings

Hands employed ammunitioning

Nil on sick list



LOGS FOR JULY 1914


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1 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Hands employed ammunitioning

Nil on sick list



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2 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Hands employed ammunitioning

Paid weekly money

Nil on sick list


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3 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Hands employed ammunitioning

Nil on sick list

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4 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Hands drawing stores and ammunition

Nil on sick list


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5 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Divisions and Prayers

Nil on sick list


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6 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Hands painting ship

Nil on sick list

 

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7 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Hands painting ship

Nil on sick list


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8 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Hands painting ship and drawing stores

Nil on sick list


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9 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Hands preparing to shift berth

Shifted berth to Boathouse Jetty

Carried out basin trial of machinery

Hands painting and drawing stores

Nil on sick list


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10 July 1914

Portsmouth & Sea

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

6.00am: Hands preparing for sea

7.30am: Slipped. Proceeded courses & speeds as requisite for leaving harbour and swinging for adjustment of compasses at Stokes Bay

1.15pm: Courses & speeds as requisite returning to harbour

1.45pm: Stopped secured alongside Boathouse Jetty

No temperatures in the afternoon – ‘thermometers broken’

Nil on sick list


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11 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Hands cleaning ship & drawing stores

Nil on sick list


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12 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

9.30am: Divisions

7.00pm: Fire broke out in No 2 lower bunker starboard

Temperatures begin to be recorded again in the latter part of the day

Nil on sick list


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13 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

2.30am: Fire extinguished

Ranks and ratings joined for list mobilization

Hands employed drawing torpedoes & provisioning ship

Nil on sick list


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14 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Hands striking down torpedoes

Hands cleaning ship & preparing for sea

Nil on sick list


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15 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

4.00am: Lit Fires In steam cutter

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: Drew fires in steam cutter

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship, painting and as requisite

2.00pm: RFR ratings and marines joined ship (RFR is Royal Fleet Reserve)

5.00pm: Rounds

Nil on sick list

(‘On 15th July 1914, a test mobilization of the Royal Navy’s Third Fleet was carried out. This test had been planned since October the previous year, and it was mere chance that it coincided with the period of heightened tension in Europe following the assassination in Sarajevo on 28 June of Archduke Franz Ferdinand …’ Julian Thompson, The Imperial War Museum Book of The War at Sea 1914 – 1918, Sidgwick & Jackson, 2005, p. 52)


THE VOYAGES OF HMS MINERVA 1914-1916

JP map Minerva 1914-16

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16 July 1914

From Portsmouth to Bournemouth

Lat 50.7, Long -0.9

6.00am: Hands preparing for sea

10.50am: Slipped and proceeded. Courses and speeds as requisite for leaving harbour

5.45pm: Courses and speeds requisite for anchoring off Bournemouth

6.00pm: Stopped. Came to port bower in 7 fms


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17 July 1914

Bournemouth to the Solent

Lat 50.7, Long -1.8

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded

9.00am: Joined 7th C.S. took station astern of Euryalus. Courses & speeds as requisite for tactics (CS is Cruiser Squadron)

11.15am: Finished tactics proceeded in company to Bournemouth

12.15pm: Stopped. Came to with port bower in 7 fms

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.  Courses & speeds as requisite. Formed single line ahead. Courses & speeds as requisite proceeding to Needles Channel

5.00pm: Courses and speeds as requisite for proceeding through Needles Channel

6.15pm: Stopped, came to starboard anchor in 11 fms

1 on sick list


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18 July 1914

Solent and Spithead

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1 (No positions given in log)

6.30am: Weighed with squadron. Courses and speeds as requisite for proceeding to Spithead.

7.30am: Stopped. Moored squadron in 9.25 fms

5.00pm: Fired royal salute 21 guns

11.00pm: Burned searchlight

2 on sick list

(‘On 18 July, a grand review of the whole fleet, First, Second, and Third Fleets, was held at Spithead. Eleven lines of ships, some over nine miles long, filled the Solent between Spithead and the Isle of Wight.’ The King had been due to review the fleet on the 18th but was delayed and the review took place on 19th instead.  Julian Thompson, see 15th July for details, p. 53)


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19 July 1914

Spithead

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1 (No position given in log)

9.35am: Divisions

2.00pm: Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert passed thro lines

2 on sick list

(Thompson, see 15th July for details, says it was the Royal Yacht  Alexandra.  Both were Royal Yachts at the time. Of other logs from the period, Cornwall and Crescent say it was Victoria and Albert; Carnarvon says Alexandra)


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20 July 1914

Spithead to Bournemouth

Lat 50.6, Long -1.0

9.40am: Weighed & proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite proceeding to harbour

11.10am: Passed Victoria & Albert, manned ship, & cheered.

"Manning and Cheering ship as a collective mark of respect in honour of a person or of another ship is a very old custom. In the days of sail the yards and shrouds were manned as well as the decks, but now a days only decks are manned. Some example of occasions on which this mark of honour is paid are: visit of Sovereign to the Fleet, the entry into port of ships which have shared a victory, the final departure of a ship from a foreign station on her way home to pay-off." Source

1.00pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for proceeding to RV and carrying out PL exercise

4.00pm: Finished PL exercise. Courses and speeds as requisite for proceeding with 7th CS to Bournemouth & anchoring.

6.00pm: 6" guns crews to loader. Exercised general quarters fired 5 rds of blank.

8.15pm: Stopped. Came to starboard bower in 8 fms

2 on sick list


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21 July 1914

Bournemouth to Torbay

Lat 50.7, Long -1.9 (No position given in log)

6.10am: Weighed & proceeded with 7th CS

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

11.00am: Courses & speeds as requisite forming up for PL exercise

1.00pm: Exercised control parties. 6” guns crews to loader & divisional drill

5.30pm: Gunlayers Trainers at time and aim. OOS’s at sight setting.

7.00pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for approaching Torbay anchorage

8.00pm: Stopped came to port bower in 8 fms

2 on sick list


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22 July 1914

Torbay and cruising

Lat 50.4, Long -3.5 (No position given in log)

4.40am: Weighed & proceeded

2.00pm: Stopped. Connected conning tower steering gear

2.30pm: Stopped. Connected fore bridge steering gear

3.30pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for aiming rifle practice

4.30pm: Finished practice.  Courses and speeds as requisite for anchoring in Torbay

5.45pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard bower in 8 fms

2 on sick list


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23 July 1914

Torbay and cruising

Lat 50.4, Long -3.5

8.00am: Weighed and proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite for leaving harbour & carrying out target practice with 6” and 12 pdr guns

Noon: Finished practice. Courses & speeds as requisite returning to Torbay and anchoring

1.50pm: Stopped. Came to port bower in 6 fms

3.00pm: Hands sponging out guns and cleaning ship

4.30pm: 21 ratings joined for passage to Portsmouth. Paid weekly money

10.50pm: Weighed & proceeded

11.30pm: Course S72E and proceeded as requisite for full speed trial

11.45pm: Commenced trial


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24 July 1914

Torbay to Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.2 (No position given in log)

4.15am: Commenced 3/5 power trial

7.40am: Stopped. Came to port bower in 10 fms. Moored ship 6 on each in Stokes Bay

9.05am: Hands employed turning out steam pinnace & taking off sea gear etc

1.25pm: 1 sergeant, 2 corporals and 19 gunners RMR (R) discharged to Eastray Barracks. Torpedo party unfitted pistols.

4.30pm: Discharged 1 sergeant, 2 corporals and 38 privates (R) to Forton Barracks.

5.35pm: Captain Warleigh left ship (but he signs a log entry on September 1st, so presumably returned)

(‘On 23 July, the Third Fleet was ordered to sail to its home ports to demobilize, sending reservists home and regulars back to their establishments and instructional schools.’ The demobilization was cancelled on his own authority by the First Sea Lord on July 27th, owing to the looming war.  Thompson, p. 54)


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25 July 1914

Stokes Bay

Lat 50.8, Long -1.2

10.30am: RFR demobilised

6.00pm: 6 ratings joined ship from Victory

Nil on sick list


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26 July 1914

Stokes Bay

Lat 50.8, Long -1.2

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers

Nil on sick list


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27 July 1914

Stokes Bay

Lat 50.8, Long -1.2

Nil on sick list


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28 July 1914

Stokes Bay

Lat 50.8, Long -1.2

6.15am: Hands lowered steam cutter & cleared up U.D.

9.00am: Hands employed painting W.L. of ship & cleaning fore mess deck (W.L. is probably waterline)

9.00pm: Rounds correct

11.30pm: Liberty men

Fresh beef received: 89 lbs; Vegetables received: 568 lbs; Bread received: 135 lbs

Water expended: 2; Water remaining: 33 (probably tons)

Coal expended for all purposes: 3; Coal remaining: 556 (also probably tons)

Nil on sick list

A sample full transcription of one day’s log


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29 July 1914

Stokes Bay

Lat 50.8, Long -1.2

7.30am: Weighed anchor and proceeded up harbour

8.30am: Made fast to C.1. coaling depot

10.00am: Started coaling

12 noon: Hands to dinner

12.40pm: Hands carry on coaling ship

6.15pm: Hands stop coaling ship

Nil on sick list


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28 July 1914

Stokes Bay

Lat 50.8, Long -1.2

Information in first half of page which duplicates that of 28 July above

Page crossed out with large red X over top half of page

I suspect someone skipped a page and began to record 28 July on the wrong page of the log


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30 July 1914

C coaling depot

Lat 50.8, Long -1.2 (no location given in log)

4.45am: HMS Ameyeth sailed

7.45am: Ships company commenced to coaling

8.00am: W.P. of 9 from Europe, 20 from KA came on board (KA could well stand for King Alfred, an armoured cruiser)

12 noon: Finished coaling

1.20pm: Slipped from C.1. coaling depot & proceeded to C moorings made fast to C moorings 2.25pm

5.45pm: 1 Chief Artificer Engineer and 1 Artificer Engineer joined ship

12 midnight: Patrol boats passed

Nil on sick list


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31 July 1914

C Moorings, Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

5.45am: Hands employed preparing to provision

1.15pm: Hands employed provisioning ship

1.25pm: P of W sailed (probably Prince of Wales, as she was Flagship, 5th Battle Squadron on the outbreak of war)

Nil on sick list


LOGS FOR AUGUST 1914


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1 August 1914

C Moorings, Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

1.00am: No 6 boiler in use

6.15am: Hands employed striking down provisions

8.50am: Hands employed stowing provisions

9.15am: 20 electricians from dockyard working on board. Tested life buoys.

12 noon: 2 POs, 6 ABs, 1 LS joined ship from Vernon. 1 SSA from Glory

4.00pm: 2 signalmen discharged to Invincible

5.00pm: 1 ship’s carpenter & 2 ABs joined ship from Vernon.

5.30pm: Mobilizing (this is written in large handwriting on the page at around this time)

12 midnight: No 6 boiler in use

Bread received: 540 lbs

Water expended: 4; remaining 23 (probably tons)

Coal expended for all purposes: 5; remaining 948.5 (again this would be tons)

Nil on sick list

(A sample complete day’s log)


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2 August 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

3.40am: Report of gun heard from outside the harbour

4.10am: Another report of gun heard

4.15am: Steam cutter lit fires. 1 CPO joined from Vernon

6.15am: Hands stowing provisions and & clearing gun room

9.00am: Both watches for duty employed striking down provisions and cleaning ship. 3 ratings joined ship.

9.45am: 8 midshipmen joined ship

2.30pm: Leave to part of watch till 7.30pm

3.15pm: Sent 1 whaler 1 skiff & punt to dockyard

4.00pm: 3 stoker P.O.s, 1 chief shipwright, 1 plumber rating joined from RNB (Royal Navy Barracks)

4.45pm: 1 CERA, 2 chief stokers, 1 SS, 1 chief armourer joined from RNB (SS here means Staff Surgeon, and the September 1914 Navy List names him as Alfred T Gailleton)

5.45pm: Embarked 13 cases 6” & 12 cases of 12 pounder 1st use cordite

6.00pm: Discharged bedding to clearance yard 247 in number

8.00pm: 1 acting signal yeoman & 11 RFR from RNB

10.45pm: 2 ratings from RNB

11.30pm: 46 hammocks received on board

Nil on sick list


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3 August 1914

C Moorings Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

12.10am: 1 MAA,  1 PO 2, 2 Ldg Seaman RFR joined from RNB.

12.30am: Patrol boat up (and again at 1.20am, 2.10am, 3.30am)

12.40am: Patrol boat passed down (and again at 1.30am, 2.30am, 3.40am)

3.00am: 1 PO 2 RFR joined from RNB, 2 Sto. PO 2, 5 Leading stokers. RFR joined from RNB.

3.15am: 1 CC MTE RFR joined from RNB

4.05am: 2 CPOs, 4 POs joined from RNB

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for war and fuzing lydite shell.

7.00am: 1 charge man 3 elec ltrs 2 wiremen dockyard hands employed

8.50am: Hands employed ~ing rigging gunners party fuzing shell. 1 SSA discharged to RNB

10.45am: 1 ships carpenter and 42 Stokers RFR joined from RNB.

11.20am: 2 Leading stokers and 13 AB's joined from RNB.

11.30am: Exercised general quarters

1.00pm: 68 seamen 1 electrician artificer 1 CH SBS. 1 yeoman signals joined

1.15pm: Hands employed in preparing ship for war - fuzing shell

5.00pm: Hands preparing for sea

6.15pm: Officers servant joined from RNB

7.00pm: Exercised general quarters

8.30pm: Exercised close deadlights

9.25pm: Rounds. Lieut Earwaker joined ship

10.00pm: Drew fires in steam boat

Nil on sick list


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4 August 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

6.00am: Hands employed preparing for war etc

6.30am: Exercised control party and 6" guns crews to loader

9.00am: Divisions and prayers

9.30am: Both watches for x preparing ship for war etc (x probably means ‘exercise’). Exercised control parties and 6" guns crews loader

10.30am: Exercised ammunition supply parties

1.20pm: Exercised 6" guns crews at divisional drill also control party cleaning lower provision room (6 hands with sailmakers) Whalers crew filling her with water. Remainder fitting splinter nets

3.15pm: Preparing for sea close B & C doors. Rove slip ropes

4.00pm: Life buoys tested – correct. 9 cadets joined for passage to Queenstown

5.15m: 1 CPTI discharged to RNB.

5.40pm: Slipped.

5.50pm: Proceeded out of harbour course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour

11.30pm: Heavy rain squall

Nil on sick list


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5 August 1914

Portsmouth to Queenstown

Lat 50.5, Long -6.5

4.00am: Eddystone N31W

4.15am: Passed 2 small cruisers standing east

6.28am: Observed Lizard N57W. Observed sailing & small craft during watch

5.16am: Eddystone @ 13'dist

5.25am: Observed SS schooner (2 funnels) standing ESE to SSW. Hove down and ascertained same was Canadian SS Royal George

6.00pm: Shaped course for Queenstown

7.00pm: Sighted Rocke point

7.02pm: Hauled in patent log came to with starboard anchored in 8 fathoms

8.30pm: Secured coal lighter alongside

9.00pm: Discharged 9 cadets to drake

9.30pm: Commenced coaling

11.40pm: Discharged 1 hospital case to hospital

Nil on sick list


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6 August 1914

Queenstown and at sea

Lat 51.3, Long -9.5

12 midnight: Hands employed coaling ship

12.30am: Optional cocoa

6.00pm: Finished coaling, 240 tons

6.30am: Weighed & proceeded course & speed as requisite leaving harbour.

7.25am: Daunt Rock LV abeam 1 mile

8.50am: Passed HMS Drake & RMS Carmania bearing East

9.50am: Galley Pt Lt abeam distance 3 miles

10.30am: Exercised sightsetters & control parties. – Night defence stations

12.04pm: Fastnet Rock Lt abeam 5 miles

2.10pm: Observed brigantine steering WNW to SW by W

2.13pm: Passed under stern observed ship name Punctum of Fredrickshald (J S Fg W) (this may be a variation of part of the registration number of the ship – see this Norwegian link which also has a beautiful picture of the ship

4.10pm: Sighted Leviathan N.W.

9.25pm: Observed SS passenger S86E.  Steering NW to WNW. Assumed same to be American liner Philadelphia. 2 funnels between fore & main masts and short boat deck between main and mizzen also clipper bows

12 midnight: Ship rolling heavily

Nil on sick list


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7 August 1914

Berehaven

Lat 51.6, Long -9.8

2.15am: Starboard engine disabled

7.05am: Stopped, came to with starboard anchor

11.30am: Preparing for Battle

1.30pm: Hands employed in preparing for coaling

5.30pm: Hands employed in preparing for coaling

7.57pm: Sounded action

9.00pm: Steam boat patrolling round ship


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8 August 1914

Berehaven and at sea

Lat 51.6, Long -9.8

2.00am: Steam boat patrolling round ship

5.30am: Collier Treasury weighed

6.00am: Hands fall in for coaling

6.40am: Collier Treasury secured alongside

7.00am: Commenced coaling

10.20am: Finished coaling 90 (presumably tons received)

12 noon: SS Treasury cast off

1.15pm: Lieut Earwaker left ship for Devonport (this may be Lieut Geoffrey D’O Earwaker, who is recorded in Navy Lists as joining, or perhaps being posted to, HMS Aurora on 4th August.  This Earwaker went on to become a Commander and to be awarded the Croix de Guerre on 17th May 1918)

2.00pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour

4.00pm: Visibility 2 miles

6.30pm: Misty weather, generally; heavy rain squalls. Visibility 2.5 miles

8.00pm: Visibility about 3 miles


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9 August 1914

Berehaven to Rendezvous

Lat 51.7, Long -11.9

2.00am: Squally throughout & High head swell

8.10am: Fresh breeze, high head swell

9.44am: Ship bearing due south one funnel and four masts

10.20am: Sighted 2 cruisers Doris and Isis

11.00am: Took station off starboard beam of Doris

11.15am: Took station 2.5 cables astern of Doris

1.00pm: Flag to Minerva

2.45pm: Observed Great Skellig S83E magnetic

3.50pm: Observed Bull Light. Flag to Minerva

5.30pm: Squally throughout and high head swell

8.30pm: Flag to Minerva


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10 August 1914

At sea

Lat 51.6, Long -11.9

fresh wind, heavy westerly swell

8.30am: Sighted schooner Fort York Falmouth SE by S 10 miles

11.40am: Sighted Cruiser bearing NW by W

12 noon: a/c S49W 8 knots 1 mile on port beam of Doris

1.50pm: Observed steamer on starboard bow bearing S 75 W. Heading NNE approx. distance 9 miles

2.08pm: HMS Doris left in pursuit of steamer. HMS Venus took station 2 miles on star'd beam

2.40pm: Observed steamer had altered course to NNW (approx.)

3.25pm: HMS Doris dipped out of view bearing N60W compass

7.17pm: Sighed Doris bearing N55E 10 miles

8.20pm: a/c as requisite to get into station alongside Doris

8.50pm: Took up station 2 miles to port of Doris


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11 August 1914

At sea

Lat 50.9, Long -11.1

2.40am: SS NE by N

2.50am: SS passed between Doris & Minerva

2.57am: Flag to Minerva reconnoitring stranger

3.00am: SS hove N by W 0.5W ranged alongside. SS observed SS Riversdale of Sunderland Barry to Halifax

9.27am: Sighted 2 cruisers Doris & Venus

10.45am: Fired 3 lbr sub calibre. Lost overboard by accident; one head of Piasaba 6” (piasaba is a fibrous product of two Brazilian palms, used to make brushes for cleaning guns)

12.50pm: Proceeded 10 knots Doris & Venus in company

3.30pm: Sighted SS Reventazon standing NE

4.37pm: Sighted SS Caronia bearing N25E

4.55pm: Stopped. Doris communicated with Caronia

7.12pm: Caronia proceeded to westward

7.30pm: Proceeded, Doris & Venus in company


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12 August 1914

At sea

Lat 51.6, Long -11.7

3.30am: Observed steamer on port bow bearing east heading westward

3.45am: Doris showed searchlights on steamer

4.45am: Juno joined Squadron

5.15am: Stopped. Captain boarded Doris

6.05am: Juno proceeded to westward

6.15am: Doris proceeded to coaling base

6.20am: Proceeded S60W 7 knots in company with Venus

8.30am: Divisions & prayers

10.15am: Venus parted company for target practice.

11.55am: Stopped. Connected conning tower wheel

12 Noon: Proceeded as before

1.10pm: Venus joined in company. Took station 8 cables on starboard beam

5.40pm: Venus stopped to adjust compasses

7.05pm: Order to RV, with despatch

7.15pm: Venus in company

11.50pm: Eased for hot bearings L.P. crankhead port engine

11.55pm: Ordered by wireless to take up position

12 midnight: Venus parted company and proceeded independently

2 on sick list


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13 August 1914

At sea

Lat 50.5, Long -7.1

12.50am: a/c S56E & parted company with Venus

4.00am: Intermittent fog throughout

8.00am: Light breeze – overcast with thick mist

11.15am: Sounded in 59 fathoms

12 noon: Sounded in 59 fathoms – thick mist

3.00pm: Fog lifted

10.00pm: Dense fog

11.00pm: Fog cleared

2 on sick list


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These two pages and the first of the two following have records of depth soundings on them – see here for an explanation of what was probably happening.)


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(The first page has an addition over the first half of the day; the second is copied without it)


14 August 1914

At sea

Lat 50.5, Long -7.1

9.25am: Sighted steamer with black funnel white & blue band bearing NW

9.30am: Course & speed as requisite for closing transport Matheran (Brocklebank Line)

10.05am: Resumed patrol

12 Noon: Frequent rain squalls & misty

4.00pm: Sighted steamer, black funnel yellow band, bearing N5W

4.17pm: Courses & speeds as requisite closing on Colleen Bawn of Drogheda, Cork to Southampton and communicated by signal

10.00pm: Observed steamer lights bearing west heading north. Altered course & speed as requisite for approaching steamer

11.00pm: Stopped alongside steamer SS Egwanga Liverpool from Las Palmas

4 on sick list


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(These two pages appear to be exactly the same)


15 August 1914

At sea

Lat 50.7, Long -7.5

2.23am: Observed SS S60W courses & speeds as requisite closing trawler. Questioned Trawler Angle no 225 of Milford

4.55am: Observed SS bearing W heading NE

5.20am: Alongside steamer Abonema of Liverpool, Teneriffe to Liverpool

1.35pm: Stopped & lowered 1st cutter

1.40pm: Boarded Trawler Angle (225M) of Milford & examined papers also ship fore & aft & found nothing out of place & instructed her to keep 50 miles East or West of line from Kinsale to Scilleys

2.10pm: Left trawler & returned to ship

8.05pm: Sighted trawler bearing W steaming S courses & speed as requisite closing trawler John Graham HL69 of West Hartlepool (black funnel red cross) bound for Plymouth

9.13pm: Resumed patrol

4 on sick list


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16 August 1914

At sea

Lat 50.6, Long -7.0

3.35am: Observed SS bearing NE heading SSE. Courses & speeds requisite for closing Portreath of Cardiff from Tampa Florida - Pine logs. (No war intelligence, reported having sighted armed merchantman) for Hartlepool

1.30pm: Observed steamer bearing NE bearing SSW a/c N72E & proceeded towards steamer full speed

1.40pm: Stopped alongside SS Andorinha (Liverpool to Lisbon)

5 on sick list


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17 August 1914

At sea

Lat 50.4, Long -7.1

10.57am: Sighted sailing ship bearing S28E heading WSW

11.45am: Alongside sailing ship Lembit of Rega

5.40pm: Course & speed as requisite closing Norseman of Liverpool bound for Queenstown

11.15am:Transport passed bound E

11.45am: Transport passed bound E

4 on sick list


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18 August 1914

At sea and Queenstown

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

4.43am: Sighted HMS Doris

4.52am: Stopped to communicate with Doris

6.40am: Stopped; Caronia passed

8.40am: Courses & speeds as requisite approaching Queenstown

11.45am: Came to, port bower in 8 fathoms

12.40pm: Weighed & proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite for securing alongside Spencer Jetty

4.30pm: 1 CSBS, 1 carpenter rating & 7 signal ratings joined from RNB

5.00pm: Hands employed scrubbing ship’s bottom & provisioning ship & preparing to coal

9.00pm: Hands employed in scrubbing ship’s bottom & striking down provisions

4 on sick list


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19 August 1914

Queenstown

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

2.25am: Proceeded out of dock & secured alongside inside basin

6.45am: Commenced coaling

4.00pm: Lieut. Fletcher RNR joined ship

6.40pm: Finished coaling. 640 tons

3 on sick list


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20 August 1914

Queenstown and at sea

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

1.45am: Shifted berth out of basin alongside Spencer Jetty

1.00pm: Mr Hughes (Warrant Engineer RNR) joined ship

2.00pm: Courses & speeds as requisite proceeding out of harbour

4.00pm: Swinging ship for compass adjustment

1 on sick list


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21 August 1914

At sea

Lat 49.1, Long -9.3

11.30am: Spoke to brigantine (French) Saint Ansbert of Fecamp. Informed same of war.

2.50pm: Observed four sailing vessels to southward heading E

4.20pm: Courses & speeds as requisite closing barquentine

4.29pm: Sighted steamship Maturator bearing S60W bound Scilly Islands

7.50pm: Spoke to ship Labor of Genoa Barry Docks to Baltimore

1 on sick list


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22 August 1914

At sea

Lat 45.6, Long -9.4

6.55pm: Observed SS bearing N60E steering SSW. Courses & speeds as requisite closing same

7.45pm: Stopped alongside SS Apollo of Bilbao Barry Dock to Buenos Ayres, cargo of coal for Wilson & Sons. Visited ship & verified papers & statement

11.15pm: Courses & speeds as requisite closing 2 steamers


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23 August 1914

At sea

Lat 44.0, Long -8.4

12.30am: Spoke to British SS Kaffir Prince (Prince Line)

1.10am: Spoke British SS Neuralia (British Indian Steamship Company)

4.40am: a/c S50W. Signalled HMS Challenger ahead & proceed towards her

5.16am: Stopped sent boat to her

6.23am: Closing steamer

7.00am: Steamer hoisted British ensign

8.20am: Signalled SS Hessle of Goole bound for Inverness from Huelva

9.54am: Altered course to intercept SS Eastville bearing N by E

11.27am: a/c S42E to intercept 2 ships bearing S50E & S40E

9.50pm: Heavy lightning to SW

10.20pm: Stormy overhead, rain, reduced to 50 revs

12 midnight: Storm passed over to NE


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24 August 1914

At sea and Bilbao

Lat 43.6, Long -3.4

1.12am: Closing SS Baracaldo

4.00pm: Fresh following wind with rain squalls, heavy thunder and lightning

1.20pm: Stopped in Bilbao Bay – Fired Royal Salute – Spanish flag

1.40pm: Hoisted out steam cutter. Steam cutter left ship with commander

1.42pm: Proceeded at slow speed, courses & speeds as requisite

4.00pm: Spanish gunboat Nueva Espana passed & entered port. Spanish steamer Algertino passed steaming N (mag): SS St Kluaswater coming out of harbour

6.50pm: Steam cutter returned

7.15pm: Proceeded

11.52pm: C. Major Lt abeam distance 9 miles

1 on sick list


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25 August 1914

At sea

No position given

3.15am: a/c to intercept 2 steamers.

3.18am: Steamer flying swedish flag Emaniel steering N

4.05am: Spanish steamer

6.00am: Passed Fishing SS Antoniella and San Josef no 2 of Bilbao

10.00am to 11.00am: S1, S2 & S3 exercised divisional drills, loader, & attended Sick Bay for First Aid

1 on sick list


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26 August 1914

At sea

No position given

2.50am: Villano obscured bearing S – commenced raining

3.10am: Wind shifted to S with heavy blinding rain - switched on navigation lights

3.50am: Wind shifted to NW

3.57am: Weather still hazy.

5.30am: Courses & speeds as requisite coasting & closing shipping

8.05am: Challenged steamer, answered St Stephan's of Liverpool. B & F Steamship Company bound to Leith from Goa. Had seen 2 British cruisers steering south yesterday

1.40pm: Boarded SS Sirius – Newcastle to Port Said with coal – examined ships paper and cargo. Left steamer.

4.07pm: Sighted Austrian steamer.

5.00pm: Boarded SS Nagy Lajos (Austrian) from Glasgow to Fiume with coal cargo. Examined papers and cargo. Carried Admiralty pass so permitted to proceed.

10.30pm: Passed SS Umgeni Lisbon from London and SS Petroleum

1 on sick list


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27 August 1914

Lat 42.2, Long -9.6

6.05am: Stopped. Signalled to SS Michelangelo of Spezia - Cardiff from Genoa & ditto SS Dormira to Fecamp from Algiers

1.30pm: stopped engines. Vessel lying to, heading E by S strong wind and sea on port beam

3.50pm: Speed 30 revs, brought ship head to wind N by E

4.00pm: Fresh wind, rough beam sea, fine and clear

1 on sick list


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28 August 1914

At sea

Lat 42.6, Long -9.4

6.10am: Passed SS Tasmania of Genoa from Huebra

6.20am: Passed SS Wimborne of London from Cardiff to Port Said

10.00am: Closing SS Northern of Cardiff for Marseilles – communicated by signal

2.30pm: SS Brabant from Antwerp to Barcelona

3.00pm: Observed HMS Amphitrite S14E

4.36pm: Stopped engines lowered both cutters which left for Amphitrite for ratings

6.00pm: 1 chief stoker, 1 stoker PO, 1 LS stoker, 1 PO 1st class, 3 ABs RNR, 3 stokers RNR joined ship from Amphitrite

2 on sick list


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29 August 1914

At sea and Vigo Bay

Lat 42.1, Long -9.1

9.10am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Vigo Bay

10.15am: Stopped & sent steam cutter & cutter to shore

11.00am: Proceeded to sea

3.30pm: Stopped

4.00pm: Hands to bathe

6.00pm: Steam cutter & cutter returned to ship

9.27pm: Closed SS Julian steering SE

12 midnight: Observed several large fires ashore

2 on sick list


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30 August 1914

At sea

Lat 42.7, Long -9.4

8.00am: Passed SS Nermar steering N

8.30am: Passed SS Carmelite of London

9.47am: Closed, stopped and visited Italian SS Carona bound from Spezia to Cardiff

10.55am: Closed SS Elandsobe of Bilbao to Genoa

11.45am: Closed and communicated with Admiralty collier Orpheus from Barry to Aden (Y199)

9.00pm: Closed Spanish SS Carlos steering S

1 on sick list


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31 August 1914

At sea

Lat 42.5, Long -9.7

8.05am: Closed stopped and visited British SS Pinegrove bound from Glasgow to Genoa

8.45am: SS Pinegrove proceeded

2.00pm: a/c to intercept steamer

3.10pm: Stopped to intercept steamer

3 on sick list



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1914


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The following entry is transcribed from both of the above scans; the first has two pieces of paper attached, which have been moved aside on the second scan, so enabling the morning entries and a small section of the evening entries to be transcribed. The pieces of attached paper have also been transcribed below.


1 September 1914

At sea

Lat 41.4, Long -9.8

The first added entry reads:

Mr ~ 1 & 2 please of this page (1st September) by 4pm 7th August initialled FRG  B~ s~ SS Bathori. Extracts from log of HMS Minerva. Miss Jevons (this last in a different handwriting) TSoc

The log continues:

2.30am: Observed SS bearing NE

3.20am: Observed SS to north & heard gun fire astern

5.05am: Faro Island Light bore N84E (compass)

5.30am: Stopped engines

7.56am: Closed British SS Meadowfield & Norwegian SS Faimi steering N

1.15pm – 1.30pm: Closed British SS Fullerton, SS Abbotsford & SS Washington

1.35pm: Observed SS Edinburgh Castle bearing S4E

1.37pm: Took station ahead of convoy and proceeded N21E 15 knots

5.50pm: Closed, stopped & boarded Austrian SS Bathori transferred crew to Edinburgh Castle & fired and sunk SS

Just below this entry the following has been pasted onto the page:

5.20pm: Sighted steamer on port bow who hoisted Austrian colours and altered course to E - fired 2 blanks, steamer stopped.

5.45pm: Sent boat to steamer who proved to be SS Bathori of Fiume in ballast carrying a french pass. (probably passenger). Steamer had not enough coal to take her to British or allied port. removed crew - sunk steamer

8.22pm: Proceeded

This entry is signed by P H Warleigh, Captain, and P N Fletcher Lieut RNR

10.00pm: Observed C Finisterre N54E

Water distilled: 9; water remaining: 33.5

Coal expended for all purposes: 59; coal remaining: 460

4 on sick list


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2 September 1914

At sea

Lat 45.9, Long -7.6

5.30pm: Thick fog. Took station astern of Edinburgh Castle

6.30pm: Dense fog. Lost sight of convoy

10.00pm: Fog lifted observed Edinburgh Castle bearing N60E on starb'd bow. Courses & speeds as requisite for taking station astern of convoy

3 on sick list


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2 September 1914

This is a duplicate scan of the above page


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3 September 1914

At sea and Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

7.45am: Observed cruiser bearing S by E

8.50am: Observed Eddystone Lt. Hse N80E

9.45am: Parted company with convoy – proceeded towards Plymouth

10.30am: Received permission to proceed up harbour

12.55pm: Party of 50 stokers lent from RNB for coaling

2.00pm: Commenced coaling 750 tons. 53 engine room ratings lent to ship for cleaning boilers

3.05pm: Austrian prisoners left ship

8.35pm: 1 Chief writer left ship

10.15pm: All coal inboard

3 on sick list


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4 September 1914

Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

8.00am: 63 engine room ratings working party from RNB

1.35pm: Hands employed striking down provisions, & securing nets etc

11.20pm: Hailed guard boat

3 on sick list


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5 September 1914

Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

8.00am: One stoker reported himself to HMS Minerva at 8am belonging to HMS Talbot – was sent to barracks

10.30am: 14 engine room ratings working party from RNB

9.40pm: One Master at Arms joined from RNB

2 on sick list


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6 September 1914

Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

9.10am: 14 engine room ratings working party from RNB

10.00am: 5 ratings from RNB joined for passage to Carnarvon and 8 for Canopus

11.00am: Divisions & Divine Service

2 on sick list


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7 September 1914

Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

9.10am: 14 E.R. ratings working party from RNB

10.00am: 5 ratings joined from RNB for passage to Carnarvon (probably – not very legible, but it would make sense in light of yesterday’s entry), 8 to Canopus. Lt Commander Calder RNR joined ship. 15 hands fuzing & stowing shell

1.00pm: WO joined from HMS Vernon

3.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to RN hospital

8.40pm: 59 ratings joined for passage to destroyer Wear

2 on sick list


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8 September 1914

Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

8.00am: 14 engine room ratings working party from RNB

12.30pm: Read warrant no 2

2.45pm: 3 signalman discharged to RNB Portsmouth

9.30pm: 1 PO (2) joined from HMS Vivid

2 on sick list


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9 September 1914

Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

2 on sick list


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10 September 1914

Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

1.00am: 1 & 2 boilers for aux(iliary?)

5.00am: Lit fires in steam cutter

6.30am: Hands employed scrubbing decks clothes and cleaning ship

8.45am: 13 E.R. working party from RNB lent to ship

9.00am: Hands clean ship

10.15am: Special parties carry on 1st cutter about their boat – remainder parts of ship painting davits etc. Boys to 6 inch gun drill

1.40pm: Shell room parties fuzing shell & stowing same. Control parties exercised. Painting parties painting QD paintwork & boats

3.30pm: Leave to port watch & 2nd part of starboard watch till 11pm tonight

(The following entries are crossed out in red and initialled) 9.00pm: Transport California arrived at rendezvous. 9.50pm: Transport Norseman arrived. 11.50pm: Transport Indian arrived (these entries belong to the following day, where the times are rather different)

242 lbs fresh beef received; 440 lbs bread received; 19 tons water received; water expended 6.5; water remaining 23.5; coal expended for all purposes 9; coal remaining 959

2 on sick list


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11 September 1914

Plymouth and at sea

Lat 50.1, Long -4.2

7.15am: Slipped & proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite for leaving harbour & proceeding in company with Ocean to RV off Eddystone Lt. Ho

9.00am: Courses & speeds as requisite collecting transports at RV

10.00am: Divisions. Prayers

2.00pm: In accordance with signal from Ocean closed & visited Dutch SS Saturnius (50 2 N 4 7 W) and took her papers.

2.35pm: Proceeded towards Plymouth. Saturnius in company

4.00pm: Transferred steamer’s papers to HMS Opossum

4.15pm: Proceeded 12 knots to rejoin Ocean off Eddystone. Opossum and Saturnius proceeded for Plymouth

6.20pm: Ocean proceeded SW 6 knots. Transports Charrington, Caledonia, Avon, Grantully castle, Aragon, Saturnia, Mesaba, Deseado, Corsican, Ionian, Atlantian, and Neuralia in company.

7.30pm: Courses & speeds as requisite remaining at RV

8.30pm: California joined company

9.10pm: Norseman joined company

11.35pm: Indian joined company

2 on sick list


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12 September 1914

Lat 48.3, Long -5.2

12.30am: Eddystone Lt Ho NW by N 12'. Set course S54W 10 knots SS California, Norseman, & Indian in company

5.15am: Sighted Ocean and convoy S31W. Courses as requisite closing Ocean. Took station on her starboard beam 2’

8.30am: Speed as requisite cruising in company with Ocean and convoy

1.00pm: Speed as requisite cruising in company with Ocean and convoy

11.00pm: Steamer passed steering northward

1 on sick list


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13 September 1914

Lat 46.4, Long -7.3

1.30am: Course S54W Speed as req'd cruising with Ocean in convoy

10.00am: Divisions. Prayers

11.00am: Admiralty Collier Cardigan passed steering southward (Barry Docks to Gibraltar)

1.00pm: Course S54W speed as requisite cruising with Ocean & convoy

2.45pm: Sutlej passed steering westward with two transports in company

1 on sick list


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14 September 1914

Lat 43.7, Long -10.0

1.00am: Course S54W speed as requisite cruising with Ocean and convoy

2.00am: Lost overboard by accident: 1266 Guards Brass – No 3; 1310 Sinkers 24 lb – No 2; 1311 Swivels – No 2; all part of Kelvin IV Sounding Machine

10.00am: Divisions. Prayers

3.00pm: A/c S17W. Speed as requisite cruising with Ocean and convoy

1 on sick list


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15 September 1914

Lat 40.0, Long -10.0

2.00am: Speed as requisite cruising with Ocean and convoy

4.15am: Steamer passed steering to NWd

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

10.40am: Steamer passed steering northward

9.40pm: Course & speed as requisite proceeding to RV off Cabo Espichel to meet Amphitrite

1 on sick list


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16 September 1914

Lat 36.8, Long -8.8

12.30am: Stopped on RV. Communicated with HMS Amprhitrite transferred mails & orders

1.05am: Proceeded S27W 12 knots

2.15am: Sighted convoy on starboard bow

4.20am: Joined company with convoy

10.00am: Divisions. Prayers

11.10am: Stopped. Communicated with Ocean

11.35am: Proceeded in company with Ocean & convoy

1.00pm: Speed as requisite cruising with Ocean & convoy

1 on sick list


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17 September 1914

At sea and Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

1.00pm: Speed as requisite cruising with Ocean & convoy

5.45am: Convoy obscured in fog bank.

6.20am: Fog cleared. Convoy scattered

7.30am: Thick fog. Reduced to 40 revs

8.00am: Stopped

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers

11.00am: Stopped in thick fog

12 noon: Fog clearing

12.10pm: Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite approaching Gibraltar & anchoring

1.05pm: Stopped, came to starboard bower in 23 fms. Ocean and convoy already at anchor with exception of Atlantian

4.55pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour & forming up harbour

6.17pm: Europa Pt Lt Ho N32W 4’ Set to S80E. Avon, Grantully Castle, Aragon, Saturnia, Deseado, Corsican, Ionian, Atlantian, Californian, Norseman, Neulalia (may be Neuralia), Mesaba & Indian in company. Speed as requisite cruising with convoy.

8.30pm: Caledonia joined company

11.30pm: Atlantian joined company

1 on sick list


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18 September 1914

Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 36.3, Long -1.8

9.30am: Stopped & communicated with Atlantian

9.45am: Proceeded as before

10.30am: Divisions. Prayers

2.30pm: Convoy stopped

3.20pm: Lowered both cutters & transferred 43 officers & men from Grantully Castle to Norseman

3.45pm: Proceeded S80E Convoy in company

5.00pm: Indian parted company and proceeded for Malta at full speed

2 on sick list


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19 September 1914

At sea (still en route from Gibraltar to Malta)

Lat 37.6, Long 2.2

1.00am: Speed as requisite cruising with convoy

12.30pm: Owing to shortage of forage California parted company and proceeded to Malta at full speed

5.45pm: Caledonia parted company and proceeded to Malta at full speed

3 on sick list

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20 September 1914

At sea (still en route from Gibraltar to Malta)

Lat 37.8, Long 7.8

3.45am: SS Niles of Rotterdam passed steering westward

10.00am: Divisions. Prayers

3 on sick list


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21 September 1914

Lat 36.6, Long 12.9

1.00am: Speed as requisite cruising with convoy

10.00am: Divisions. Prayers

11.00am: SS. Gloxinia, Torrington, Etherarda & Rockhampton passed steering NWd

9.00pm: California joined company

2 on sick list


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22 September 1914

At sea

Lat 34.6, Long 15.6

1.00am: Speed as requisite cruising with convoy

10.00am: Divisions Prayers

11.45am: California joined company

2.30pm: Sighted Weymouth and convoy ahead (convoy of 23 ships with Indian troops bound for Marseilles)

3.30pm: Stopped, communicated with Weymouth transferred convoy to her and took charge of her convoy

4.20pm: Proceeded N48W 9 knots, SS Ula, Urlana, Barala, Fultala, Elysia (Anchor Line), Takada, Ellenga, Perugia (Anchor Line), Edavana, Mongara, Thongwa, Itaura, Taigabi, Upada, Itola, Sangola, Teesta, Umballa, Nurani (Bombay and Persian Steam Navigation Company), Akbar (Bombay and Persia Steam Navigation Company), Castalia (Anchor Line), Kirkfield and City of Glasgow (City Line) in company. Weymouth proceeded eastward convoy in company. (Most of these ships are from the British Steam India Navigation Company, if no other name given)

1 on sick list


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23 September 1914

At sea and Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

1.00am: Speed as requisite cruising with convoy

9.38am: Courses & speed as requisite approaching Valetta and entering Grand Harbour

11.40am: Stopped. Secured to No 4 Buoy, stern to Club House Wharf

12.30pm: Commenced coaling

2.45pm: Finished coaling received 200 tons

3.15pm: Slipped and proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour

8.00pm: Rejoined convoy

9.45pm: Passed SS Silverdale of Sunderland, Black Sea to Cardiff

2 on sick list


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24 September 1914

Malta to Marseilles

Lat 37.4, Long 10.4

1.00am: Speed as requisite cruising with convoy

3.30am: Thongwa hauled out of line, steering gear defective

10.00am: Divisions Prayers

10.40am: Communicated with City of Glasgow

2.15pm: City of Glasgow, Nurani, Castalia, Ellenga, Perugia, Mongara, Edavana, Takada, Teesta, Elysia parted company & proceeded to Marseille

7.10pm: Thongwa parted company & proceeded to Gibraltar

2 on sick list


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25 September 1914

Malta to Marseilles

Lat 39.8, Long 7.4

1.00am: Speed as requisite crusing with convoy

10.00am: Divisions Prayers

2 on sick list


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26 September 1914

Malta to Marseilles

Lat 43.2, Long 5.3

11.30am: Stopped off Planier Island. Transports proceeded into Marseilles

12.30pm: Course & speed as requisite approaching Marseilles

5.30pm: Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving marseilles

2 on sick list


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27 September 1914

Marseilles to Malta

Lat 40.5, Long 6.9

10.00am: Divisions

10.30am: Divine Service

6.22pm: Sighted S Pietro Lt S46E

2 on sick list


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28 September 1914

Marseilles to Malta

Lat 37.4, Long 10.9

7.15am: Sighted Goliath N83W

10.00am: Divisions Prayers

2 on sick list


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29 September 1914

At sea and Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

1.30am: Sighted Gozo Lt S49E

7.00am: Courses & speeds as requisite entering Grand Harbour Malta

7.45am: Stopped alongside Boiler Wharf French Creed

9.30am: Commenced coaling

5.10pm: Finished coaling received 830 tons

9.00pm: Slipped and proceeded course and speed as requisite leaving harbour

1 on sick list


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30 September 1914

Malta to Port Said

Lat 35.2, Long 17.7

1.00am: Passed SS Mongara steering eastward

1.45am: Passed SS Theseus Java to Liverpool

3.20am: Passed SS Dunstan Runcorn to Calcutta

11.20am: Stopped. Boarded Dutch SS Ternate of Rotterdam. Saigon to Havre, Dunkerque and Hull with rice. Verified papers and masters statement. Mustered crew. 2 German sailors and 1 Austrian fireman onboard. Instructed master to turn these over to authorities at Havre or Hull. Allowed to proceed

1 on sick list



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1914


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1 October 1914

Malta to Port Said

Lat 34.1, Long 22.3

1.00am: 4, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 & 8 boilers in use

6.00am: Passed British SS Toro Alexandria to Liverpool

8.30am: Passed British SS Clodmoor Karachi to Malta (sources vary as to the spelling, some having Clodmore; but the Mercantile Navy List gives Clodmoor which can therefore be presumed to be correct.)  Sadly she was sunk in 1917; transporting wheat from Bahia Blanca to Newcastle, she was torpedoed five miles south of Newhaven)

10.00am: Divisions Prayers

10.30am: GL (gunlayers) class under instruction. Hands employed as requisite

11.30am: Put clocks on 8 minutes

1.00pm: Paid quarterly settlement

4.30pm: Quarters

9.00pm: Put clocks on 10 minutes

Water distilled: 8; water expended: 3; water remaining: 19 (probably tons, though this is not specified)

Coal expended for all purposes: 69; coal remaining: 848 (again probably tons)

2 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 October 1914

Malta to Port Said

Lat 32.8, Long 27.4

10.00am: Divisions Prayers

1.00pm: Stopped, boarded Italian SS Porto di S. Mercia, Alexandria to Genoa. Examined papers & allowed her to proceed

9.30pm: Passed SS Simla & Bendoran bound for London

1 on sick list


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3 October 1914

Malta to Port Said

Lat 31.6, Long 32.0

10.00am: Divisions Prayers

11.02am: Stopped and boarded Dutch SS Billerton of Rotterdam. Inspected papers & cargo mustered crew. All in order. Allowed her to proceed

12.07pm: Courses & speeds as requisite approaching Port Said

2.40pm: Entering harbour

3.00pm: Stopped, came to port bower in 6 fms. Secured stem to Navy House Wharf. Warrior, Racoon, and Basilisk in harbour

5.30pm: Coaling ship, native labour

7.45pm: Finished coaling, received 230 tons

1 on sick list


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4 October 1914

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

9.00am: Landed church parties

10.00am: Divisions. Divine Service

1 on sick list


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5 October 1914

Port Said to Ismalia

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

1.10pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite passing through Suez Canal

8.35pm: Stopped, came to port bower in 6 fms veered 2 shackles in Timsah lake. Steam cutter patrolling Lake Timsah. Seach lights sweeping.

1 on sick list


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6 October 1914

Ismalia to Suez

No location given – Port Suez is Lat 29.9, Long 32.5

7.00am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite passing thro' Suez canal

10.00am: Divisions Prayers

11.00am: Secured to bank. SS Morea passed homeward bound

1.30pm: Dropped pilot at Suez. Course & speed as requisite approaching Black Prince & anchoring

1.50pm: Stopped. Came to port bower

3.45pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving Suez Bay

2 on sick list


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7 October 1914

Port Said to Aden

Lat 27.1, Long 34.4

10.00am: Divisions Prayers

6.30pm: Italian SS Dandolo passed (Calcutta to Venice)

3 on sick list


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8 October 1914

Port Said to Aden

Lat 23.9, Long 36.3

5.00am: SS Adalia (Mombasa to Liverpool) passed

5.30am: RMS Orsova (London to Colombo) passed

10.00am: Divisions Prayers

3.00pm: Stopped. Boarded Dutch SS Radja of Amsterdam. Verified papers & allowed her to proceed

5.10pm: Passed SS Kansas (Samarang to Falmouth)

10.05pm: Passed SS Iran & Admiralty Collier 313 bound for Perim & Aden

3 on sick list


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9 October 1914

Port Said to Aden

Lat 21.5, Long 39.1

10.00am: Courses & speeds as requisite approaching Jidda

1.00pm: Stopped, came to port bower in 16 fms. Communicated with British vice counsel in Jeddah

3.30pm: Lt. James Balcome gunner, when ordered to salute the Turkish flag, fired only 19 guns thus necessitating another salute

5.30pm: Saluted Turkish flag 21 guns  (Turkey, as part of the Ottoman Empire, officially entered the war as part of the Central Powers on 29th October 1914.)

6.15pm: Weighed & proceeded

4 on sick list


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10 October 1914

Port Said to Aden

Lat 19.0, Long 39.4

6.00am: SS Polyphemus (Pula Penang to Napoule Corsica) passed (There appears to be nowhere of this name on Corsica, but near Cannes is the Golfe de la Napoule, which would therefore lie between France and Corsica)

11.00am: SS Perseus (Colombo to London) passed (perhaps Blue Funnel Line?)

1.50pm: SS Wieringen passed steering northward (Rotterdam Lloyd)

3.05pm: SS Appledore passed steering northward

9.00pm: SS Persia passed steering northward

10.00pm: SS Antenor passed steering northward (Blue Funnel Line)

4 on sick list


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11 October 1914

Port Said to Aden

Lat 15.3, Long 41.8

9.15am: Passed SS Dromore steering northward

10.00am: Divisions Divine Service

1.00pm: Passed SS Othello (Wilson Line) bound for Hull and SS Oanfa (Colombo to Liverpool) (latter is Blue Funnel Line)

1.20pm: Passed SS Woolwich steering southward and SS Liang Chow (Liverpool to Aden) (China Navigation Company)

5.00pm: Spoke SS Titan Colombo to London (probably Blue Funnel Line – are two others with this name, one French and one Dutch)

11.20am: Jebel Teir Lt N60E 11’

8.00pm: Course & speed as requisite passing thro’ Abu Ail Channel (Abu Ail Islands are off Yemen)


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12 October 1914

Port Said to Aden

Lat 12.5, Long 44.5

3.00am: Sighted Perim High Lt S26 E

8.00am: Passed SS Banda (Batavia to Liverpool)

9.30am: Divisions Prayers

11.10am: Passed SS Indraghiri Hankow to New York (Indra Line operated from Far East to New York)

11.40am: Passed SS Explorer Liverpool to Calcutta (prob Thos & Jas Harrison)

2.00pm: Course as requisite approaching Aden

4.15pm: Came to starboard bower in 5.5 fms secured stem to No 5 buoy. Ocean & Northbrook present. Discharged one rating to hospital

5 on sick list; 1 to hospital


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13 October 1914

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

2.45am: Minto arrived

6.00am: Divers clearing port propeller

8.00am: Coaling with shore labour

10.30am: Finished coaling received ~ tons (there is no amount)

11.30am: Minto sailed

2.00pm: 2 ratings joined from hospital for passage to Black Prince

4 on sick list


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14 October 1914

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

6.45pm: Russian cruiser Askold arrived

4 on sick list


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15 October 1914

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

4.15am: French cruiser Dupleix arrived

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Hands painting & as requisite

11.00am: Gunnery classes at instruction

4.30pm: Quarters

Fresh beef received: 214; vegetables 400; bread 410; water distilled nil; water expended 6.5; water remaining 29.5; coal expended for all purposes 9; coal remaining 983 (no units are given – they are likely to be pounds for foodstuffs; and tons for water and coal)

5 on sick list

(A sample complete page for a day in port)


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16 October 1914

Aden and at sea

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

4.00pm: Hands preparing for sea

6.30pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour

10.00pm: Connected up conning tower steering gear

5 on sick list


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17 October 1914

At sea

Lat 13.2, Long 47.6

4.10am: Sighted SS on port quarter steering eastward

9.10am: Passed SS Rosslyn (Karachi to London) & SS Waipara (Brisbane to Liverpool)

9 on sick list


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18 October 1914

At sea

Lat 14.4, Long 51.3

8.00am: Course as requisite closing steamer steering westward

10.00am: Divisions Divine Service

7 on sick list


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19 October 1914

At sea

Lat 15.9, Long 54.6

9.45am: Hauled in PL (patent log). Dropped target. Course & speeds as requisite for target practice with sub calibre guns.

11.30am: Finished practice. Picked up target.

11.45am: Streamed PL (zero)

5 on sick list


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20 October 1914

At sea

Lat 17.3, Long 57.7

10.00am: Divisions Prayers

2.00pm: Course and speed as requisite to intercept Swiftsure & convoy

2.30pm: Sighted convoy on port beam

4.00pm: Took station on port beam of Swiftsure 8 cables.

Duke of Edinburgh, City of Baroda, Sarad/Larad, (unable to trace either of these names, but Ships Index lists Sarad Purves schooner 1881), Gregory Apcar, Arratoon Apcar, Ballarat, Laomedon, Pungit, Veturia, Saturnia, Chilka, Bangala, Itria, Omara, Rajput, Dewa, Mashobra, Clan Macphee, Seang Bee, Seang Choon, Itonus, Aragon, Neuralia, Dunera (uncertain transcription), Sealda, Palancotta, Avon, Caledonia, Ismalia, Ionian, Clan Macforland, Leicestershire, City of Calcutta, Chand, Islanda, Ujina, Tara, Gada (uncertain transcription), Glenlee.

6 on sick list


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21 October 1914

At sea

Lat 16.3, Long 55.0

8.00am: Duke of Edinburgh parted company

10.00am: Divisions. Prayer

7 on sick list


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22 October 1914

At sea

Lat 14.4, Long 51.5

3.00pm: SS Caledonia parted company

7.00pm: Ballarat parted company and proceeded to Aden

7 on sick list



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23 October 1914

At sea

Lat 12.2, Long 48.3

11.20am: Took station on starboard beam of Swiftsure 4 cables

3.00pm: Course & speed as requisite heading D & E divisions of convoy to take station astern of B&C Divisions.

7 on sick list


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24 October 1914

At sea

Lat 12.5, Long 44.5

1.00am: Speed as requisite crusing with convoy

8.00am: Took station on port beam of Swiftsure 8 cables

9.00am: Swiftsure parted company. Duke of Edinburgh and Northbrook joined. Also Ballarat

11.00am: SS Hisada (uncertain transcription) passed steering westward

2.45pm: Transport No 51 passed steering eastward

3.10pm: Transport No 48 passed steering eastward

7 on sick list


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25 October 1914

At sea – to Suez

Lat 14.5, Long 42.4

8.30am: City of Poonah, Austria, Penolver passed steerting southward

9.15am: Communicated with Duke of Edinburgh

9.50am: Duke of Edinburgh parted company

11.00am: Divisions. Divine Service

11.40am: Communicated with Northbrook

7.30pm: Transport No 34 (Marseilles to Bombay)

3 on sick list


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26 October 1914

At sea – to Suez

Lat 17.8, Long 40.4

5.20am: SS passed steering southward

11.15am: Communicated with Northbrook

1.40pm: Communicated with Northbrook

7.30pm: Passed SS Clan Macalister (Liverpool to Bombay) and SS Kioto (New York to Karachi)

4 on sick list


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27 October 1914

At sea – to Suez

Lat 21.3, Long 38.2

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

5 on sick list


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28 October 1914

At sea

Lat 24.8, Long 35.6

5.30am: Passed in advance with fast ships of convoy

10.00am: Divisions. Prayers

11.30am: Daedalus Lighthouse N 42E

3.15pm: Passed French Cruiser Dupleix & 9 British transports steering southward

5.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 3

2 on sick list


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29 October 1914

At sea

Lat 27.6, Long 34.0

3.05pm: Signalled Basilisk and Racoon (these are other Navy ships)

3.30am: Shadwan Light abeam

4.00am: Convoy proceeded independently at full speed for Suez, Basilisk and Racoon in company

5.30am: Sighted Egyptian CG cruiser Abdul ?Murya (uncertain transcription) and communicated with her

6.30am: Ship lying to off Shadwan, moving engines as requisite

8.15am: SS Roma passed (Bombay to Genoa)

12.10pm: Proceeded

4.35pm: Northbrook and slow convoy passed

6.30pm: Ras Gharib Lighthouse N 47W

4 on sick list


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30 October 1914

At sea and Port Ibrahim (now called Bur Ibrahim)

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

1.40am: Zafarana Light abeam

5.30am: Courses & speeds as requisite entering Suez Bay & anchoring off Port Ibraham

6.30am: Stopped. Came to starboard bower in 6.5 fms

7.00am: Put clocks to Standard Egyptian Time (2 hours fast on GMT)

7.30am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite entering Port Ibraham

9.00am: Secured alongside North Jetty, North Basin. Discharged 2 ratings

9.45am: Commenced coaling with native labour

5.00pm: Stopped coaling for the night

5 on sick list


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31 October 1914

Suez and at sea

Lat 30.0, Long 32.5

6.00am: Recommenced coaling

3.15pm: Finished coaling received 800 tons

5.30pm: Hands preparing for sea & turning ship

6.00pm: Slipped & proceeded

10.30pm: Zafarana Light S 24W 6.0’

11.30pm: Communicated with Mosquito and Foxhound

4 on sick list


Navy List of November 1914
Officers of HMS Minerva as at mid-October

Minerva list of officers

LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1914


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1 November 1914

At sea

Lat 28.4, Long 34.6

12.20am: Proceeded S20E 110 revs

2.30am: a/c S39E

2.45am: Ras Gharib Light abeam 3. 2’

6.00am: Ashrafi Lt abeam 2.0’

7.10am: a/c S88E

8.30am: a/c N38E

9.30am: Course and speed as requisite passing through reefs at entrance of Gulf of Akaba (now Gulf of Aquaba)

10.17am: Course N17E 110 revs

11.00am: Divisions. Divine Service

1.30pm: Lit fires in steam cutter

2.30pm: a/c N20E

3.40pm: a/c N17E

4.30pm: Course & speed as requisite approaching Akaba. Communicated with Savage & Scourge

5.00pm: Stopped off Akaba shelled fort and barracks with 6" lyddite (6 rounds)

7.00pm: Lying off Akaba, moving engines as requisite

Water expended: 7.0; water remaining: 25

Coal expended for all purposes: 103; coal remaining: 869

3 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 November 1914

Akaba

Lat 29.5, Long 35.0

6.00am: Landed flag of truce & demanded surrender of Akaba. No one met party who returned after waiting.

9.30am: Shelled fort & barracks with 6” lyddite and demolished them

10.00am: Landed armed party of seamen and marines with Maxims, searched town & destroyed all stores

11.30am: Scourge landed party on north shore of Gulf of Akaba to reconnoitre. No results

1.00pm: Armed party returned.

1.30pm: Foxhound arrived. Savage and Scourge sailed for Suez.

2.30pm: Mosquito landed party & searched Hagul (now Haql), found it abandoned

3.30pm: Mosquito arrived

6.30pm: Proceeded 5’ to southward & lay there for the night

8.30pm: Foxhound watching shore of Gulf, Mosquito watching off Akaba

5 on sick list


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3 November 1914

Akaba

Lat 29.5, Long 35.0

4.30am: Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite returning to Akaba

6.15am: Landed armed party, seamen & marines with 2 Maxims to reconnoitre surrounding desert.

7.30am: Ship lying off Akaba, moving engines as requisite

11.10am: Came to with starboard bower in 24 fathoms off town. 3.5 fathom shoal observed 1 cable inshore.

11.30am: Came to in 20 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Sounded round ship

12.25pm: Armed party returned

4 on sick list


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4 November 1914

Akaba

Lat 29.5, Long 35.0

8.00am: Landed party to extinguish fires in town

9.15am: Divisions Prayers

1.00pm: Paid monthly money

3 on sick list


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5 November 1914

Akaba

Lat 29.5, Long 35.0

8.30am: Landed fire party to extinguish fires in town

9.30am: Divisions Prayers

10.30am: Gunnery classes at instruction. Hands employed as required

2.00pm: Captain Barlow with 6 marines reconnoitered 2 miles up Hekyl Road (probably another variation on Haql – see 2nd November). No information gained

3 on sick list


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6 November 1914

Akaba

Lat 29.5, Long 35.0

8.00am: Landed party to search for arms and military stores

10.00am: Gunnery classes at instruction

3 on sick list


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7 November 1914

Akaba and at sea

Lat 29.5, Long 35.0

12.30pm: Savage arrived

2.00pm: Landed party to extinguish fires in town

9.30pm: Weighed

9.40pm: Set course S30W 88 revs

10.00pm: Streamed patent log. Savage in company

3 on sick list


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8 November 1914

Akaba to Port Said

Lat 28.1, Long 33.5

5.25am: Sighted reefs of Tiran Channel. Course as requisite passing through channel

8.00am: Course as requisite rounding Ras Mahomed (now Ras Mahommed)

9.30am: Divisions. Divine Service

10.00am: Passed SS Border Knight (Penarth to Pula Penang). Passed SS Hera/Lena (Marseilles to Australia) (uncertain transcription)

10.25am: Ashrafi Light abeam 1'5

2.05pm: Ras Gharib Lighthouse abeam 3'5

5.57pm: Zafarana Light abeam

7.30pm: Passed Admiralty Collier 237 steering southward

9.30pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Suez Bay

10.00pm: Stopped

11.00pm: Embarked Canal Pilot & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite passing through Suez Canal

3 on sick list


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9 November 1914

Akabar to Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

5.20am: At Ismailia. Exchanged pilots.

10.00am: Divisions. Prayers

11.30am: Arrived Port Said. Came to port bower & secured in berth No 7 black

1.30pm: Coaling ship with native labour received 330 tons

3 on sick list


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10 November 1914

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

1.10am: TB 063 Arrived

9.25am: Racoon shifted berth to Navy House

10.55am: TB 067 arrived and moored alongside TB 046

2 on sick list


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11 November 1914

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

11.00pm: French men of war St Louis and Cassini arrived (Cassini is probably accurate, but the logkeeper has spelt it Cassigni)

2 on sick list


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12 November 1914

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

7.00am: French man-of-war Charlemagne arrived

7.30am: TB 064 proceeded through Suez Canal

8.00am: TB 070 proceeded to sea

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

2 on sick list


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13 November 1914

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: Landed 62 pdr field gun and No 4 section for exercise

4 on sick list


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14 November 1914

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

7.15am: Basilisk proceeded

1 on sick list


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15 November 1914

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

9.30am: Divisions. Divine Service

2.00pm: Hands drawing stores and ammunition from Store Ship no 14

1 on sick list


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16 November 1914

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers

4.30pm: Shifted berth to No 8 Black. Hands preparing for sea

3 on sick list


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17 November 1914

Port Said to cruIsing

Lat 30.8, Long 32.3 (no location given – this is a best guess based on the locations given in the log)

2.30am: Swiftsure arrived

4.40am: Slipped & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite proceeding through Suez Canal

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

11.45am: Passed Kantara  (Perhaps El Kantara el Khazneh - David Rumsey maps of 1897 and 1906; Naval History map shows as simply Kantara)

2.50pm: Ismailia

7.45pm: Arrived Port Thewfik (now Port Taofik) Course & speed as requisite passing into Suez Bay

9.30pm: Communicated with Northbrook

10.40pm: Stopped. Came to starboard bower in 10 fathoms

11.00pm: Northbrook proceeded

6 on sick list


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18 November 1914

Port Said to crusing

Lat 29.3, Long 32.7

7.45am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving Suez Bay and collecting convoy.

9.00am: Proceeded S5W, Deseado, Dongola, Dilwara, Somali, Royal George, Alaunia, Corsican, & Grantully Castle in company speed of convoy 11 knots.

Noon: Zafarana Lt S10W

6.30pm: Zafarana Lt S35E

8.45pm: Ashrafi Lt abm

10.00pm: Aida passed northward

11.10pm: Shadwan Lt abeam

5 on sick list


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19 November 1914

Port Said to cruising

Lat 25.3, Long 35.4

6.20am: Brothers Light abeam 8'5

11.00am: Foxhound and Mosquito passed northward

2.55pm: Daedalus Light abeam 8'5

5 on sick list


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20 November 1914

Port Said to cruising

Lat 21.6, Long 38.2

7.00am: Passed SS Clan Macbeth steering northward

8.00am: Dropped towing target. Deseado carried out practice with 4.7” guns

9.00am: Hauled in target.

9.30am: Carried out price with 12 pdr and 1" Aiming at target towed by Deseado

11.00am: Streamed Patent Log

5 on sick list


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21 November 1914

Port Said to cruising

Lat 17.3, Long 40.5

7.30am: SS Arabia passed northward

3.00am: Passed SS Chindwin (Rangoon to Liverpool)

2.00pm: SS Persia passed southward

9.00pm: Passed SS Rothy steering northward. Passed SS Koweit steering northward

11.40pm: Jebel Tier Lighthouse abeam

6 on sick list


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22 November 1914

Port Said to crusing

Lat 17.2, Long 40.8

00.25am: Met Minto stopped and communicated with her

00.50am: Proceeded S28E 66 revs. Convoy & Minto in company.

1.00am: Streamed PL.

1.35am: Parted company from Minto and convoy. Set course N31W 96 revs

2.30am: Jebel Teir Lighthouse abeam 3'0

8.00am: Course as requisite closing and signalling SS Laomedon steaming southward & Koweit bound for Jedda

9.30am: Divisions. Divine Service

2.30pm: Gloucester passed northward

5 on sick list


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23 November 1914

Cruising to Suez

Lat 21.6, Long 38.2

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers

6 on sick list


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24 November 1914

Cruising to Suez

Lat 25.1, Long 35.8

4.00am: Passed SS Sealda, SS Chilka, SS Oundra (transcription uncertain), and SS Rajput (Marseilles to Bombay)

8.00am: Arratoon Apcar passed southward

9.05am: Stopped port engine for adjustment

10.48am: Daedalus Light abeam 1'1

1.00pm: Proceeded with port engine

9.14pm: Brothers Light abeam 4'4

4 on sick list


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25 November 1914

Crusing to Suez

Lat 28.0, Long 33.6

3.50am: Shadwan Light N39W

9.00am: Course & speed as requsite closing & boarding Dhow S23. All correct allowed her to proceed.

2.00pm: HMAS Melbourne passed northward

2.45pm: Ras Gharib Light abeam 1'3. Course & speed as requisite closing & boarding two fishing boats. All correct.

6.00pm: SS Islanda passed (Marseilles to Bombay)

7.29pm: Zafarana Lt abm 3.0

10.50pm: Course & speed as requisite approaching Suez & anchoring

6 on sick list


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26 November 1914

Suez

Lat 30.0, Long 32.5

12.20am: Stopped. Came to with port bower in 6 fathoms.

6.00am: Hands preparing ship for coaling

6.30am: Collier Euston secured alongside

9.15am: Commenced coaling

11.30am: Hands to dinner

1.00pm: Resumed coaling

2.00pm: One A.B. discharged to hospital

5.00pm: Hands to tea

5.30pm: Resumed coaling

10.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 690 tons

7 on sick list


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27 November 1914

Suez

Lat 30.0, Long 32.5

6.45am: Cast off collier Euston

6.30am: Hands employed unrigging coaling gear

7.15am: Shortened in to 2 shackles. Prepared to shift berth

8.35am: Weighed & proceeded to berth at entrance to canal

8.45pm: Two Egyptian Midshipmen joined.

11.40pm: Colonel Parker joined

6 on sick list


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28 November 1914

Suez to Akabah

Lat 29.7, Long 32.5

2.20am: HMS Yarmouth passed into canal

7.40am: TB 043 passed into canal

9.50am: Pilot came on board. Tug alongside

10.30am: Slipped & proceeded

12.50pm: HMAS Sydney passed northward

3.12pm: Zafarana Lt abm 5.0

7.39pm: Ras Gharib Lt abm 3.8

5 on sick list


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29 November 1914

Suez to Akabah

Lat 29.3, Long 34.8

12.50am: Ashrafi Light abeam 2'8

5.00am: Course as requisite approaching Tiran Straits

12.45pm: Stopped off Akaba. Landed armed party to reconnoitre town.

3.30pm: Armed party returned.

6.00pm: Proceeded

6 on sick list


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30 November 1914

Akabah to Suez

Lat 27.7, Long 33.9

7.10am: Course as requisite passing through Tiran Strait

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

1.00pm: Course & speed as requisite closing & boarding Dutch tug Achille (Rotterdam to Jibuti) (now Djibouti)

4.30pm: Ashrafi Light abeam 3'

6.55pm: Ras Gharib Light N47W

8.48pm: Ras Gharib Light abeam 3'2

8 on sick list



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1914


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1 December 1914

Suez (Bay)

Lat 30.0, Long 32.5

12.15am: Zafarana Light N 39W

1.38am: Zafarana Light abeam 5’.0

4.47am: a/c N15E

5.00am: Course & speed as requisite entering Suez Bay & anchoring

6.00am: Hauled in P.L. 292.0

6.20am: Came to port bower in 6 fathoms veered 4 shackles.

8.00am: Collier Euston alongside

8.30am: Commenced coaling

10.30am: HMS Hampshire & convoy arrived

11.30am: Finished coaling. Received 210 tons

1.30pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite entering Port Ibrahim. Came to in North Bay with both anchors

3.00pm: Hands employed as requisite cleaning ship

10.15pm: Steam cutter drew fires

Water distilled: 5.5; expended: 5.0; remaining: 24.0

Coal expended for all purposes: 26; remaining: 996

10 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 December 1914

Suez (Port Ibrahim, now Bur Ibrahim)

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

7.30am: French cruiser Dupleix & more transports arrived

1.50pm: One Chief Torpedo Gunner discharged to hospital.

6.15pm: Patrol away in Guard Boat

10 on sick list


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3 December 1914

Suez (Port Ibrahim, now Bur Ibrahim)

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

3.30pm: Landed patrol

7 on sick list


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4 December 1914

Suez (Port Ibrahim, now Bur Ibrahim)

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

6.40am: Patrol returned aboard

8.20am: Armed party under Colonel Parker left ship

12.30pm: Armed party returned aboard

3.30pm: Landed patrol

6.30pm: Patrol left ship in Guard boat

8.45pm: French cruser Dupleix sailed through canal

6 on sick list


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5 December 1914

Suez (Port Ibrahim, now Bur Ibrahim)

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

6.40am: Patrol returned on board

9.00am: Hands employed rigging Main Derrick & as requisite. Discharged 1 Seedie Boy to Northbrook

11.15am: Landed carpenters party

2.00pm: Hands employed working Main Derrick & as requisite

3.50pm: TB 070 secured alongside

6.05pm: Patrol left ship in Guard Boat

5 on sick list


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6 December 1914

Suez (Port Ibrahim, now Bur Ibrahim)

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

6.30am: Armed escort left ship

6.45am: TB 070 sailed through the Canal

8.15am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.10am: Hands employed rigging church

9.35am: Divine Service

4.20pm: Landed liberty men

5.00pm: Egyptian gunboat Abbas

4 on sick list


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7 December 1914

Suez (Port Ibrahim, now Bur Ibrahim)

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

12.40am: Armed escort returned onboard

6.00am: Hands employed working Morris Derrick and as requisite

7.30am: Russian cruiser Askold arrived

9.50am: Officer of the Guard visited Askold

10.00am: One French hydro-aeroplane arrived and moored to buoy. French lieutenant and two mechanics joined ship

1.30pm: Hands employed working Morris Derrick and as requisite. Hoisted in hydro-aeroplane

4.45pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea

6.40pm: Captain Stirling joined ship

9.45pm: Weighed & proceeded

5 on sick list


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8 December 1914

Suez to Akabah

Lat 27.8, Long 33.8

3.05am: Zafarana abm 6.'5

7.26am: Ras Gharib Lt abm 4 '

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

1.00pm: Speeds as requisite signalling Egyptian gunboat.

430pm: Course as requisite passing through Tiran Straits

7 on sick list


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9 December 1914

Akabah

Lat 29.5, Long 35.0

6.00am: Course & speed as requisite anchoring off Akaba

8.30am: Hoisted out Hydro-aeroplane. Plane did short flight and sustained slight damage. Hoisted Hydro-aeroplane on board.

10.00am: Seamen and Marines at Morris Tube practice.

12.30pm: Hoisted out Hydro-areoplane.

2.00pm: Hoisted in Hydro-aeroplane as conditions unfavourable for flying.

4.30pm: Set night defence. Searchlights commenced sweeping shore periodically

6 on sick list

(A 17 year old midshipman, Maurice Parkes-Buchanan, recorded more details about the seaplane in the journal which all midshipmen were required to keep:

‘She “taxied” [sic] along the surface for some distance and then attempted to rise, making a series of leaps. At last she made one last effort and flew about 15 yards just above the surface of the water; she then came down somewhat violently and broke on the body stays. The whaler pulled away to her and towed her back, she was hoisted in and the damage repaired. The pilot informed us that the reason why he could not rise was that he had too much petrol on board, also his rifle and ammunition made the machine too heavy.

Again at noon the plane was hoisted out and made another flight, which was more successful, though she was unable to climb the necessary height for clearing the hills. After reaching a height of over a thousand feet, the pilot brought her down and returned to the ship as he still had too much petrol. The seaplance was hoisted in and more petrol taken out, but by then it was too late to make another attempt.’

From: Julian Thompson, The Imperial War Museum Book of The War at Sea 1914 – 1918, Sidgwick & Jackson, 2005, p. 221)


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10 December 1914

Akabah

Lat 29.5, Long 35.0

8.00am: Sighted party of Bedouins & camels coming from direction NW of Akaba

11.00am: Captain of Marines & party landed to question Bedouins

11.35am: Party returned on board.

5.00pm: Set night defence. Seachlights sweeping shore periodically

8 on sick list


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11 December 1914

Akabah and at sea

Lat 29.5, Long 35.0 (position at 8am)

6.00am: Hands employed working Morris Derrick and as requisite. Hoisted out seaplane

8.00am: Hydro-aeroplane after short flight returned to ship unable to attain reqd altitude.

9.00am: Hands employed working Morris Derrick as req'd. Hoisted in aeroplane.

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded

8 on sick list


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12 December 1914

Akabah to Suez

Lat 27.8, Long 33.8

10.48am: Course as requisite closing Egyptian gunboat Abdul ?Mowgan/Murya (uncertain transcription)

11.55am: Ashrafi Lighthouse abeam 3'

2.30pm: Ras Gharib Light N 49W

7.10pm: Zafarana Light N 34W

11.40pm: Newport Rock Light N8E

6 on sick list


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13 December 1914

Suez

Lat 30.0, Long 32.5

12 midnight: Course & speed as requisite entering Suez Bay & anchoring

4.30pm: Weighed

5.40pm: Proceeded

9.30pm: Zafarana Lt abeam 6'

8 on sick list


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14 December 1914

Suez to Akabah

Lat 28.4, Long 32.8

1.29am: Ras Gharib Light abeam 4'

5.07am: Ashrafi Light abeam 1'3

6.00am: RMS Medina passed northward

9.00am: Course as requisite passing through Tiran Straits. Divisions. Prayers

5.10pm: Course & speed as requisite anchoring off Akaba

7.00pm: Set night defence. Searchlights sweeping shore periodically

9 on sick list


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15 December 1914

Akabah

Lat 29.5, Long 35.0

7.30am: Surveying party went ashore

2.00pm: Surveying party returned on board

3.15pm: Captain Marines & party left ship for shore

5.15pm: Set night defence. Searchlights sweeping shore periodically

7 on sick list


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16 December 1914

Akabah

Lat 29.5, Long 35.0

6.30am: Hoisted out hydro-aeroplane, which then proceeded on reconnaissance

7.30am: Surveying party left ship for shore

9.30am: Hydro-aeroplane returned and was hoisted on board, having been unable to reach height necessary to reconnoitre Maan (the Turkish headquarters)

4.00pm: Surveying party returned on board

5.15pm: Set night defence. Searchlights sweeping shore periodically

11.45pm: Rifle fire commenced at ship from shore

7 on sick list


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17 December 1914

Akabah to Suez

Lat 28.7, Long 34.7

6.15am: Hands employed as requisite working Morris Derrick.

6.30am: Hoisted out hydro-aeroplane which started on short reconnaissance of town

3.45pm: Course as requisite passing through Tiran Straits

6.45am: Hydro-aeroplane returned & hoisted on board

7.50am: Weighed & proceeded

8.05pm: Ashrafi Lt abeam 1'8

11.45pm: Ras Gharib Lt abm 3.5

4 on sick list


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18 December 1914

Suez (Port Ibrahim)

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

1.00am: Passed Egyptian CG Cruiser Aida

8.00am: Course & speed as requisite entering Suez Bay & Port Ibrahim Dock

9.07am: Stopped, secured alongside quay in North Basin, Port Ibrahim

9.30am: Dressed ship

10.45am: Commenced coaling from lighters

11.00am: Returned from all ammunition

2.00pm: Fired Royal Salute of 21 guns.

2.30pm: Hands employed as requisite working Morris Derrick.

2.40pm: Hoisted out Hydro-aeroplane which then left for Port Said.

6.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 420 tons

8.50pm: Undressed ship

6 on sick list


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19 December 1914

Suez (Port Ibrahim)

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

8.00am: Dressed ship

10.00am: Philomel shifted berth to North Basin

Noon: Fired Royal salute of 21 guns

1.45pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

4.00pm: Shifted Berth out to two buoys in North Basin

4.15pm: Chaplain joined ship

5 on sick list


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20 December 1914

Suez (Port Ibrahim)

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

3.30am: Lit fires in steam cutter

6.30am: Hands employed as requisite

8.50am: Divine Service on QD

1.30pm: Leave to Red and Blue watches and boys from 1.30 to 6.30

4.00pm: Rove extra wire on foremost buoy

4.30pm: Provision lighter alongside

6.00pm: Divine Service on QD

10.20pm: Drew fires in steam cutter

Provisions received: fresh beef 226; vegetables 650; bread 460

Water received 16.0, distilled 8.0, expended 5.0, remaining 32.5

Coal expended for all purposes – 7; remaining 950

5 on sick list


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21 December 1914

Suez (Port Ibrahim)

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

6.30am: Hands employed provisioning ship

9.15am: Hands employed provisioning ship

1.15pm: Hands employed provisioning ship. Gunners party fuzing 6" shrapnel

2.00pm: One rating joined ship from Philomel for 7 days cells

2.50pm: Philomel proceeded to sea

2 on sick list


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22 December 1914

Suez (Port Ibrahim) and at sea

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

11.00am: HMTB 046 secured alongise

11.30am: Hydro-aeroplane arrived from Port Said. Hoisted in hydro-aeroplane

11.50am: Pilot and two mechanics joined ship

Noon: Captain Stirling joined ship

3.30pm: TB 046 cast off and proceeded

4.00pm: Cast off & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving dock & lying to in Suez Bay

5.15pm: Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving Suez Bay

9.00pm: Zafarana Lt abm 6'

3 on sick list


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23 December 1914

Suez to Akabah

Lat 28.4, Long 34.6

1.40am: Ras Gharib abeam 3'1

5.57am: Ashrafi Lt abeam 1'5

9.40am: Course & speed as requisite passing through Tiran Strait

10.00am: Divisions. Prayers

5.00pm: Course & speed as requisite anchoring off Akaba

6.00pm: Set night defence. Searchlights sweeping shore periodically

4 on sick list


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24 December 1914

Akabah & Faroun (this is probably Jezirat Fira’wn on the west coast of the Gulf of Aquaba at around Lat 29.5, Long 34.8)

Lat 29.4, Long 35.0

Seaplane started on reconnaissance.

Returned owing to engine trouble.

3.00am: Enemy opened fire with shrapnel from apparently 12 pounder

4.00am: Weighed & proceeded

4.30am: Stopped, lying to. Moving engines as requisite

7.00am: Seaplane started on reconnaissance

7.30am: Returned owing to engine trouble

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: Approached Akaba, no sign of enemy. Searched ground with 6" shrapnel, no results

11.30am: Proceeded, course & speed as requisite for Faroun Is

1.00pm: Stopped. Came to starboard bower in 13 fathoms

9.00pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour

4 on sick list


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25 December 1914

Faroun to Suez,

(No location given – best guess for noon Lat 27.8, Long 33.6, from Ashrafi Lt position)

7.50am: Course & speed as requisite passing through Tiran Straits

9.00am: Divine Service

10.12am: Ras Mahumed abeam 2'

12.48pm: Ashrafi Lt abeam 3'5

2.40pm: Course & speed as requisite approaching Tor & anchoring

4.00pm: Communicated with Northbrook

5.00pm: Northbrook proceeded

10.00pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour

2 on sick list


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26 December 1914

At sea and Suez Bay

Lat 30.0, Long 32.5

12.17am: Ras Gharib Lt abm 7'

4.40am: Zafarana Lt abeam 6'

8.30am: Course & speed as requisite entering Suez Bay & anchoring.

3 on sick list


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27 December 1914

Suez to Akabah

(No location given; Suez is Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.00am: Divisions. Divine Service

11.30am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour

4.52pm: Zafarana Light abeam 6'

9.50pm: Ras Gharib Light abeam 5. '2

4 on sick list


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28 December 1914

Suez to Akabah

(No position given – Tiran Island is Lat 27.9, Long 34.5)

1.56am: Ashrafi Light abeam 2'

6.40am: Course & speed as requisite passing through Tiran Straits & along edge of reef.

7.50am: Hauled in patent log. Lying to moving engines as requisite. 1st & 2nd cutters cruising to east end of Tiran Island

1.00pm: 2nd cutter returned

4.00pm: 1st cutter returned

5 on sick list


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29 December 1914

Akabah

Lat 29.5, Long 35.0

6.00am: Course & speed as requisite hoisting out seaplane and approaching Akaba

8.45am: Hoisted in seaplane.

10.43am: Stopped. Came to port bower in 20 fathoms

11.00am: Landed armed party of marines. Shelled Turks in hills eastward of town

Noon: Marines returned

2.00pm: Hoisted out seaplane

2.50pm: Hoisted in seaplane engine trouble.

5.00pm: Weighed & proceeded

3 on sick list


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30 December 1914

Akabah

Lat 29.5, Long 35.0

6.00am: Course & speed as requisite anchoring at head of Gulf of Akaba

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers

1.00pm: Hoisted out seaplane for trial flight unsatisfactory

4.30pm: Proceeded

3 on sick list


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31 December 1914

Akabah

Lat 29.5, Long 35.0

5.00am: Course & speed as requisite approaching Akaba & anchoring at head of gulf

7.00am: Hauled in Patent Log

9.45am: Hoisted out seaplane which started for reconnaissance up Wadi Akaba

9.50am: Capt Snepp RMLI & escort landed NW corner of gulf to examine beach. Turks concealed in sand hills opened fire. Landed marine detachment to rescue opened fire with shrapnel and cannon. Marines returned, enemy driven off. 1 private RM killed. Capt Snepp seriously wounded (Captain John W Snepp had, according to the Navy List, joined Minerva on 2nd August 1914, though this is not recorded in the log)

1.00pm: Seaplane not returned, due noon

2.00pm: Hands employedd as requisite

3.30pm: Shelled Turks in hills to NW

4.00pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite

5.00pm: Stopped. Read burial service. Buried Private Frank Ward RMLI

5.30pm: Course & speed as requisite lying off

8.00pm: Returned to head of gulf, embarked Capt Sterling (Seaplane observer) Seaplane wrecked 20 miles away, pilot left 15 miles slightly injured unable to walk

8.30pm: Proceeded as requisite down gulf in order to return at daylight

3 on sick list



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1915


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1 January 1915

Akabah

Lat 29.5, Long 35.0

6.45am: Arrived head of gulf

6.50am: Stopped. Came to port bow in 19 fms veered 2.5 shackles

8.00am: Landed armed party 150 rifies and 2 marines to search for missing pilot, party penetrated about 6 miles no sign of pilot

1.20pm: Landing party returned

2.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

5.30pm: Weighed & proceeded Course & speed as requisite down gulf

Water expended: 4.0; remaining: 17.0

Coal expended for all purposes: 28; remaining: 520

5 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 January 1915

Akabah to Tor

Lat 27.7, Long 34.0

Northbrook

12.30am: Returned to head of gulf, found the pilot Grall on beach & embarked him uninjured but exhausted.

8.20am: Co as reqts passing thro Tiran St

3.00pm: Course & speed as requisite anchoring at Tor.

3.40pm: Stopped. Came to port lower in 10fms. Northbrook present

5.25pm: Nour-el-Bahr arrived (the private yacht of the Sultan of Maskat)

2 on sick list


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3 January 1915

Tor & Ras Abu Zenima

(No position given – lying off Ras Abu Zenima which is Lat 29.1, Long 33.1)

4.15am: Weighed & proceeded

6.55am: Ras Gharib Lt abeam 7'

9.50am: Course & speed as requisite lying off Abu Zamina, communicated with shore

11.00am: Divisions. Divine Service

5.30pm: Stopped port engine. Course & speed as requisite entering Suez Bay & anchoring

6.30pm: Capt Snepp RMLI discharged to hospital (John Wansey Snepp obviously recovered and returned to duty as he was awarded the OBE in 1919 for valuable services during the war, by which time he was a Major.)

3 on sick list


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4 January 1915

Suez

Lat 30.0, Long 32.5

6.40am: Capt Stirling and 3 French ratings left ship

2 on sick list


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5 January 1915

Suez

Lat 30.0, Long 32.5

8.45am: Commenced coaling

3.10pm: Transferred one cell prisoner to Ocean

4.15pm: Finished coaling. Received 610 tons

5.00pm: Officer of Guard away

3 on sick list


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6 January 1915

Suez

Lat 30.0, Long 32.5

5.30am: Officer of Guard away

10.00pm: Wind freshening. Cleared away port anchor

6 on sick list


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7 January 1915

Suez

Lat 30.0, Long 32.5

10.00am: Officer of Guard away

10.30am: Officer of Guard away

11.00am: Officer of Guard away

Noon: Officer of Guard away

1.45pm: Officer of Guard away

3.00pm: Officer of Guard away

3.40pm: Discharged 1 Private of Marines to Ocean

6 on sick list


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8 January 1915

Suez

Lat 30.0, Long 32.5

2.15am: Officer of Guard away

3.15am: Officer of Guard away

12.30pm: Auction of late Private Ward’s effects

5.30pm: Captain Stirling DSO and 4 Arabs joined ship

6.00pm: Dominican Monk joined ship

7.15pm: Two Arabs joined ship

5 on sick list


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9 January 1915

Suez to Akabah

Lat 30.0, Long 32.5 (no location given – this is for Suez)

10.00am: Weighed & proceeded

2.30pm: Zafarana Light abeam

5.00pm: Courses & speeds as requisite approaching Ras al Zenima and communicating with shore

10.12pm: Ras Gharib Light abeam 5'5

5 on sick list


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10 January 1915

Suez to Akabah

(No location given – best guess at noon position is Lat 28.2, Long 34.48)

3.30am: Ashrafi Light abeam 0.'5

7.00am: Stopped off Ras Muhammed

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

10.00am: Course & speed as requisite approaching Tiran Straits

10.30am: Divine Service

3.00pm: Course & speed as requisite approaching Dahab & communicating with shore

5.30pm: Lying to in Gulf of Akaba off Dahab, moving engines as requisite

4  on sick list


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11 January 1915

Akabah

Lat 29.5, Long 35.0

6.15am: Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite following west shore of Gulf of Akaba northward

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers

1.20pm: Stopped. Lying off Akaba

3.30pm: Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite following east shore of Gulf southward

7.30pm: Stopped. Lying off Nawibi (now Nuweibaa)

4 on sick list


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12 January 1915

Lat 23.0, Long 34.8

6.00am: Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite approaching west shore & following coast southward to Nawibi Fort

8.30am: Stopped off Nawibi fort and communicated with shore

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

11.00am: Proceeded following coast to Nawibi

12.30pm: Stopped off Navibi & communicating with shore

2.30pm: Lost overboard by accident. Sword bayonet patt 88 1. Scabbard for Do 1. Belt for Do 1. Frog for Do 1. Pouch ammunition 1

3.00pm: Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite cruising in Gulf of Akaba

4 on sick list


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13 January 1915

At Sea & Dahab

Lat 28.4, Long 34.7

12.50am: Stopped, lying to off Magual (probably now Magna)

6.30am: Proceeded, course & speed as requisite approaching Magual and following east shore of gulf to southward

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: Turned to northward following east shore of gulf

11.00am: Off Magual

12.15pm: Course & speed as requisite proceeding to Dahab

5 on sick list


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14 January 1915

Dahab to Nawibi

(No position given – Dahab is Lat 28.5, Long 34.5)

11.50am: Weighed & proceeded

12.05pm: Course & speed as requisite following west shore of gulf to northward and approaching Nawibi

3.40pm: Stopped. Came to starboard bower in 20 fathoms

6 on sick list


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15 January 1915

Nawibi to Akaba

(No position given – Akaba is Lat 29.5, Long 35.0)

7.55am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite following west shore of Gulf to northward

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Hands at rifle exercise

1.25pm: Stopped off Akaba. Came to starboard bower in 20 fathoms

5.30pm: Darkened ship and set night defence

6.30pm: Observed light in the hills behind Akaba

7 on sick list


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16 January 1915

Akabah to Nawibi

(No position given – Akaba is Lat 29.5, Long 35.0)

8.30am: Divisions. Prayers

11.40am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite following west shore of Gulf southward

3.30pm: Course & speed as requisite anchoring off Nawibi

4.10pm: Stopped. Came to starboard bower in 20 fathoms

7 on sick list


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17 January 1915

Nawibi and at sea

Lat 28.9, Long 34.7

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

9.00am: Divisions. Divine Service

11.15am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving Nawibi

4.30pm: Course & speed as requisite passing through Tiran Straits

11.00pm: Stopped

4 on sick list


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18 January 1915

At Sea

(No position given – Jubal Island is at Lat 27.6, Long 33.8)

8.00am: Course & speed as requisite approaching Yuba Is (A map of 1883 shows Jubal or Jabal Is off the west coast of the Red Sea, across from Ras Mahommed. As Gubal Island or Jazirat Jubal it can be found on Google Maps. Present day map of Jubal Island

10.15am: Stopped off Yuba Is. Sent away cutter with armed crew to communicate with Arabs on mainland

Noon: Lying off Yuba Island

6 on sick list


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19 January 1915

Tor and at Sea

(No position given – Jubal Island is at Lat 27.6, Long 33.8)

8.00am: Lying off Yuba Island moving engines as requisite

11.15am: Proceeded inside reef to pick up cutter

2.00pm: Cutter returned

2.45pm: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite

9.00pm: Ashrafi Light abeam 1'

11.10pm: Course & speed as requisite approaching & entering Tor harbour

Midnight: Stopped. Came to port bower in 11 fathoms

6 on sick list


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20 January 1915

Tor

(No position given, but Tor is a small port in Gulf of Suez near southern extremity of the Sinai Peninsula, now called El Tor, and lies at Lat 28.2, Long 33.6)

9.30am: Course & speed as requisite shifting berth nearer to Tor

8.45pm: Shore under continuous observation by searchlights

6 on sick list

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21 January 1915

Tor

(No position given – Tor is at Lat 28.2, Long 33.6)

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

11.10am: Landed detachment of marines and 1 maxim at Tor garrison

11.45am: Landed 12 pdr 12 cwt field gun and crew at Tor

2.20pm: Landed 1 searchlight and torpedo party for use on shore

5.45pm: Set night defence. Shore kept under continuous observation by searchlights

6.15pm: P & O Himalaya arrived

7.15pm: 3 Seedie boys joined ship from Himalaya

7 on sick list


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22 January 1915

Tor

(No position given – Tor is at Lat 28.2, Long 33.6)

7.30am: Detachment of marines returned on board

8.30am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: Landing party landed.

11.30am: Landing party returned on board

11.45am: Observed 15-20 of enemy in direction N6E distance 500 yds. Opened fire with two 12 pndr shrapnel and three 6" shrapnel

5.45pm: Shore kept under continuous observation by searchlights

5 on sick list


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23 January 1915

Tor

(No position given – Tor is at Lat 28.2, Long 33.6)

8.30am: Divisions. Prayers

6 on sick list


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24 January 1915

Tor

(No position given – Tor is at Lat 28.2, Long 33.6)

2.30am: Received mail from SS Warturm (a German ship seized by the British government at Bombay in August 1914)

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

9.30am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service

5.00pm: Lieut B C Porter joined ship

5.30pm: Discharged Lieut Fletcher RNR to Himalaya

8.00pm: Weighed. Course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour

11.56pm: Ashrafi Light abeam 2.5'

5 on sick list


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25 January 1915

Tor to Akabah

Lat 29.1, Long 34.8

5.00am: Observed Tiran Is ahead

6.30am: Sighted wreck bearing N10W. Course & speed as requisite for passing through narrows.

9.35am: Course as requisite for visiting villages on western coast of Gulf of Akabah

1.00pm: Arrived off Akaba (stopped)

3.55pm: Proceeded S24W

7.25pm: Proceeded

6 on sick list


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26 January 1915

Tor to Akabah

Lat 27.7, Long 34.0

8.15am: Course & speed as requisite for approaching & through narrows

10.50am: Beacon Rk abeam 2.15

2.40pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering and leaving Tor harbour. Received mail from HMS Hardinge

7.45pm: Sighted Zafarana Light N 45 W

10.50pm: Observed Newport Rk N9E

11.30pm: Challenged by guard boat

6 on sick list


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27 January 1915

Suez

(No location given – Suez is  Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

12 midnight: Course & speed as requisite for approaching anchorage in Suez Harbour

12.30am: Anchored starboard anchor 4 shackles in 8 fathoms

7.00am: Commenced coaling. Native labour

10.15am: Captain Willis RMLI and one Private RMLI joined ship

11.00am: Finished coaling. Received 200 tons

11.45am: Canal pilot came on board

12 noon: Weighed & proceeded into Canal

2.00pm: Hands employed placing sand bags port side of ship

3.05pm: Entered Big Bitter Lake & turned ship then proceeded south in Canal

4.30pm: secured at mile 73 in Canal head south

6 on sick list


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28 January 1915

Mile 73, Suez Canal

(No position given – a best guess is Lat 31.2, Long 32.5)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

1030am: Sailed HMS Himalaya to northward

6 on sick list


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29 January 1915

Mile 73.9, Suez Canal

(No position given – a best guess is Lat 31.2, Long 32.5)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.30am: Submarine AE2 passed heading northward. Sent diving party to Himalaya

3.00pm: Shifted to mile 73.9 and secured head south

5.00pm: Diving party returned from himalaya

11.00am: During the day the Australian transport passed north

6.00pm: Surgeon O’Donnell joined ship

5 on sick list


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30 January 1915

Mile 73.9 Suez Canal

(No position given – a best guess is Lat 31.2, Long 32.5)

5 on sick list


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31 January 1915

Mile 73.9 Suez Canal

(No position given – a best guess is Lat 31.2, Long 32.5)

9.15am: Divine Service

6 on sick list



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1915


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1 February 1915

Mile 73.9 Suez Canal

(No position given – a best guess is Lat 31.2, Long 32.5)

4.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as requisite

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers

9.20am: Hands employed painting & scraping and as requisite

11.40am: Paid monthly money

1.30pm: Hands employed cleaning out boats, scraping & painting ship & as requisite

6.30pm: Set night defence watch

Water distilled: 0.5; expended: 4.5; remaining: 26.0

Coal expended for all purposes: 15; remaining: 454

6 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 February 1915

Mile 73.9 Suez Canal

(No position given – a best guess is Lat 31.2, Long 32.5)

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

1.15pm: Hands employed placing sand bags and as requisite

6 on sick list


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3 February 1915

Mile 73.9 Suez Canal to Suez Canal

(No position given, but as the Suez Canal is approximately 87 miles long, the position by evening is probably not too far from Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.40am: Divisons & prayers

2.10pm: Slipped and proceeded south in canal

3.40pm: Fired 5 rounds 12 pdr at cavalry

4.40pm: Anchored starboard anchor 2 shackles 6.5 fathoms in Suez bay.

5.10pm: Weighed and proceeded in canal

5.50pm: Secured at Mile 85.6 Head north

6 on sick list


(For more information about the campaign in the Suez Canal from 3 February, taken from Army Despatches, see here.)


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4 February 1915

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers

6 on sick list


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5 February 1915

Suez

No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

4.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: Hands employed coaling ship and as requisite

2.00pm: Coaling completed. Received 200 tons

4.30pm: Hands employed washing down

5.35pm: Set night defence

7.30pm: Drew fires in steam cutter

Fresh beef received: 232; vegetables: 500; bread received: 440

Water distilled: 10.0, water expended: 4.5, water remaining: 29.5

Coal expended for all purposes: 16; coal remaining: 583

7 on sick list

(A sample complete day’s log)


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6 February 1915

Suez Canal

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

10.10am: SS City of Poona, passing north, touched (owing to slowness of her speed) forward doing slight damage to her port after boat skid spars and simultaneously carried away our ~ starboard land rails

4.30pm: Evening quarters. Read warrant no 4

7 on sick list


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7 February 1915

Suez

No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

7.30am: Holy Communion

9.20am: Divisions

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

12 noon: Arrived HMS Triumph

3.30pm: Received ammunition & 4 Chinese for Himalaya

4.15pm: HMS Triumph passed north

4.30pm: Discharged 1 AB to hospital

4 on sick list


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8 February 1915

Suez

No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.00am: Discharged ammunition & 4 Chinese to Himalaya

10.35am: Slipped & proceeded with tug to buoys off Canal Co offices. Lieut Northcote RNR joined ship

11.50am: Secured to buoys off Canal Co offices

3 on sick list


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9 February 1915

Suez

No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

1.00pm: Landed armed party of marines.

1.30pm: Marines returned

2.00pm: Officer of Guard boarded SS Matiana (British India Steam Navigation Company) to investigate a report that photographs had been taken in canal

4 on sick list


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10 February 1915

Suez

No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

3.50pm: Passed south HMS Ocean

5.45pm: Slipped and towed out of Canal

6.36pm: Came to starboard anchor 3 shackles in 6 fathoms

8.30pm: Embarked 400 troops of 7th Ghurkas

4 on sick list


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11 February 1915

Suez to Tor

(No position given, but Suez Bay is Lat 29.9, Long 32.5)

11.50am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for leaving Suez Bay

12.30pm: Passed Italian cruiser Marco Polo

1.30pm: Hands employed preparing boats for landing troops

3.00pm: Sighted Zafarana south

4.05pm: Zafarana Light House abeam 5.5 miles

6.30pm: Sighted Ras Gharib Lt  S11E

8.04pm: Ras Gharib abeam 4

9.50pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Tor Harbour

11.30pm: Landed troops

5 on sick list


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12 February 1915

Tor

(No position given – Tor is Lat 28.2, Long 33.6)

1.00am: Boats returned from landing troops

7.00am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for leaving Tor Harbour southern passage

7.57am: Stopped engines 4 miles to northward of Tor

1.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Tor Harbour

2.00pm: Hands employed embarking troops. Landed funeral party

4.30pm: Funeral party returned

5.00pm: Embarked 104 prisoners of war

10.20pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for leaving Tor

11.00pm: Sighted Ras Gharib N72W

5 on sick list


This is an unattributed note added by one of the original transcribers: A small force of irregulars was threatening the village of Tor. The chief importance of Tor was that its occupation by the enemy would have given him opportunities for placing mines in the Gulf of Suez. Lieut.-Col. Haldane, 2/7th Gurkhas, embarked with half his battalion in HMS Minerva. The detachment landed with all precautions against attracting attention moved out at once with the garrison consisting of 150 men of the 2nd Egyptian battalion and before dawn had surrounded the enemy's camp. the action which followed was short and sharp. The enemy lost 60 killed and 102 (104 from this log) prisoners including a Turkish major. British one killed and one wounded.


From the General Officer Commanding, Canal Defences, to The General Staff, Army Headquarters, Cairo.

On the 12th February, in accordance with instructions from Army Headquarters, a battalion 2/7th Gurkha Rifles, under Lieut.-Colonel Haldane, embarked at Suez on board H.M.S. "Minerva" to proceed to Tor, with a view to dispersing a force which had been threatening that place for some time past. This force landed at Tor during the night of the 12th/13th, and, in conjunction with 150 men of the 2nd Egyptian Battalion, which had been in garrison at Tor, attacked the enemy at dawn on the 13th. The attack was completely successful, the enemy losing some 60 killed and 102 prisoners; our losses were 1 killed and 1 wounded. Since this occasion no further forces of the enemy have appeared near Tor.  Source

See also Chapter VIII for another brief account, and a map

The solider killed was Rifleman Rai Aganraj, number 2436 of 7th Gurkha Rifles. He is remembered at the memorial at Heliopolis (Port Tewfik). 


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13 February 1915

From Tor to Suez and at Abu Zenima

(No position given – Abu Zenima is Lat 29.0, Long 33.1)

6.05am: Course & speed as requisite for approaching Abu Zenima

8.30am: Weighed & proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving Abu Zenima

10.36am: Zafarana Lt abeam 9.5

2.10pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Suez Bay

2.25pm: Stopped & picked up pilot & proceeded as requisite for entering Suez Canal

3.00pm: Secured to buoys off canal offices

5.00pm: Disembarked troops & prisoners

5 on sick list


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14 February 1915

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

8.45am: Landed RC church party (12)

10.00am: Divisions

10.30am: Divine Service

10.40am: RC church party returned

11.00am: Discharged Capt Willis RMLI to hospital

6.45pm: Divine Service

5 on sick list


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15 February 1915

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers

11.15am: French cruiser Bruix passed & anchored in Suez Bay

3 on sick list


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16 February 1915

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

8.30am: Commenced coaling (native labour)

3.00pm: Landed small patrol

6.15pm: Finished coaling received 650 tons

3 on sick list


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17 February 1915

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

3 on sick list

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18 February 1915

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

3.20pm: Landed small patrol

7.45pm: Patrol returned

4 on sick list


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19 February 1915

Suez and at sea

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers

3.00pm: Read warrant no 5

4.00pm: Embarked 127 Punjabis

4.50pm: Pilot on board

5.05pm: Slipped & proceeded out of canal with tug

5.35pm: Pilot left. Course & speed as requisite for approaching anchorage

5.50pm: Came to starboard anchor

9.12pm: Weighed & proceeded course and speed as requisite for leaving Suez Bay

4 on sick list


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20 February 1915

Abu Zenima

(No position given – Abu Zenima is at Lat 29.0, Long 33.1)

1.35am: Observed Zafarana Light S3E

5.50am: Course and speed as requisite for approaching Abu Zenima

6.12am: Came to port anchor

6.20am: Landed party to search village

6.45am: Landed troops

3 on sick list


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21 February 1915

Abu Zenima

(No position given – Abu Zenima is at Lat 29.0, Long 33.1)

4.30am: Landed 1 ERA & 2 stokers on duty

9.30am: Divisions

9.45am: Divine Service

3.30pm: Gave football leave to Red & Blue Watches from 3.30pm to 5pm

5.00pm: Liberty men returned

4 on sick list


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22 February 1915

Abu Zenima and at sea

(No position given – Abu Zenima is at Lat 29.0, Long 33.1)

5.30am: Landed 1 stoker on duty

9.10am: Divisions & prayers

5.00pm: Embarked troops, hands employed preparing for sea

9.00pm: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for leaving Abu Zenima

4 on sick list


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23 February 1915

Abu Zenima to Port Said

(No position given; Suez Bay is Lat 29.9, Long 32.5)

5.10am: Course & speed as requisite for entering Suez Bay

5.50am: Stopped in Suez Bay

6.14am: Pilot on board, course & speed as requisite for entering Suez Canal

6.35am: Stopped & secured to buoys opposite Canal Company’s Office. Landed pilot

7.00am: Disembarked troops

7.30am: Pilot on board

8.25am: Slipped & proceeded through Canal to northward

9.30am: Read warrant no 6

7.42am: Let go port anchor & secured stern to Navy House Port Said

4 on sick list


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24 February 1915

Port Said

(No location given; Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

7.00am: Commenced coaling (native labour)

10.30am: Completed coaling

5.30pm: Discharged one Egyptian midshipman to shore

7.00pm: Discharged 24 seedie boys to Hardinge

9.05pm: Slipped & weighed & proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving Port Said

9.55pm: Dropped pilot

4 on sick list


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25 February 1915

Port Said to Famagusta

Lat 34.0, Long 33.8

9.10am: Divisions & prayers

12 noon: Passed through dense fog bank

12.50pm: Ran clear of fog

3.30pm: Observed Graco Ltd N4E

5.50pm: Course & speed as requisite approaching Famagusta

5.50pm: Stopped off Famagusta

6.30pm: Proceeded

11.55pm: Observed Capa Gata Light N86W

4 on sick list


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26 February 1915

Famagusta to Tenedos Island

Lat 35.1, Long 30.2

2.30am: Sighted Paphos Light

9.15am: Divisions & prayers

1.15pm: Hands employed fitting & painting rafts. Armourers party & Marines employed remounting 12 pounders in after part of each battery

4 on sick list


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27 February 1915

Famagusta to Tenedos Island

Lat 38.4, Long 25.4

6.20am: Sighted Cape Papas Light N41W

9.10am: Divisions & prayers

6.50pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Mudros Bay

7.05pm: Came to port bower

7.45pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for closing Blenheim

8.05pm: Came to port anchor

9.05pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for leaving Mudros Bay

3 on sick list


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28 February 1915

Tenedos Island

(No position given - Tenedos Island is Lat 39.8, Long 26.1)

1.00am: Course & speed as requisite for approaching Tenedos

1.50am: Came to port anchor

6.30am: Hands employed preparing for coaling

11.00am: French battleships Bouvet, Goulois, Suffren & Charlemagne arrived & anchored

4.15pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for shifting berth

4.30pm: Came to port anchor

3 on sick list


THE VOYAGES OF HMS MINERVA
Operations in the Mediterranean

JP map Minerva Mediterranean

LOGS FOR MARCH 1915


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Cover of log book,from March, certified as complete copy of original log by P H Warleigh, Captain


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Other half of cover of log book, 1915, signed by Navigating Officer B. C. Porter


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Log book page giving details of distances travelled at various speeds, and distance run per ton of coal.  Also a statement: HMS Prince of Wales 22nd April 1915; Submitted, observing that this copy of the log has been examined and is correct as regards all questions relative to the Engine Room Department. Signed W V Juniper, Engineer Captain II (William V Juniper was Engineering Captain on Prince of Wales)

 

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1 March 1915

Tenedos Island

(No position given - Tenedos Island is Lat 39.8, Long 26.1)

7.40am: Lit fires in steam cutter

9.15am: HMS Dublin sailed

9.30am: French fleet sailed

9.40am: Commenced coaling

10.00am: HMS Albion and HMS Triumph sailed

11.45am HMS Basilisk and HMS Racoon arrived

1.00pm: Two French submarines & Amethyst

2.00pm: Arrived HMS Ribble, Prince George, Weir and Grasshopper

3.00pm: Sailed HMS Jed, Dennet, Welland, Amethyst, and Mine sweeper no. 92

4.00pm: Finished coaling 370 tons

4.15pm: Collier slipped & proceeded. Hands employed cleaning ship

4.45pm: Basilisk, Racoon, Grasshopper & Canopus sailed

6.00pm: HMS Cornwallis sailed

7.30pm: Drew fire in steam cutter

8.15pm: Scorpion & Reward arrived

8.30pm: HMS Wolverine & Welland arrived

Fresh beef received: 712; vegetables; 1600 (probably lbs though this is not stated)

Water distilled: 4.0; expended: 4.5; remaining: 21.5

Coal expended for all purposes: 18; remaining: 998

4 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 March 1915

Tenedos Island

(No position given - Tenedos Island is Lat 39.8, Long 26.1)

4.00am: HMS Welland sailed

7.40am: HMS Prince George & Albion weighed and proceeded

8.30am: 2 French submarines sailed

9.30am: HMS Wear, Ribble, Wolverine, Reward, Grampus, & Scorpion proceeded. HMS Colne & Chelmer arrived & proceeded

10.40am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for shifting berth to North of Tenedos

12.03pm: Came to port anchor

2.00pm: HMS Agamemnon arrived

2.45pm: Five minesweepers & TBD's sailed

4.30pm: HMS Irresistible arrived

5.10pm: Dublin left

5.25pm: Albion and Irresistible left

5.45pm: HMS Dartmouth arrived

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded

10.30pm: Sigri Lt abeam 8'

3 on sick list


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3 March 1915

Tenedos Island to Port Said

Lat 36.6, Long 26.6

2.30am: Pasara Light S68E

5.45am: C. Papas S33E

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.45am: Russian cruiser Askold passed steaming northward

3.55pm: Sighted Rhodes Is Light S47E

4.00pm: Passed SS Suffolk, Alexandria to Lemnos with troops

5.12pm: Passed SS Niyan

5.40pm: Passed SS Ionian

3 on sick list


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4 March 1915

Tenedos Island to Port Said

Lat 32.6, Long 31.0

5.15am: Passed 4 funnel cruiser steering NW

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

7.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Port Said

7.10pm: Stopped to pick up pilot

7.15pm: Proceeded to Navy House

8.10pm: Let go port anchor & secured stern to Navy House

9.00pm: French cruiser Bruit arrived

3 on sick list


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5 March 1915

Port Said

(No position given; Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

4.30am: Lit fires in steam cutter

6.00am: Hands employed preparing for coaling

7.20am: TB 64 sailed

8.00am: 22 Seedie boys from Hardinge employed on board

8.15am: Commenced coaling

10.00am: Both watched employed painting aloft & as requisite

11.30am: Coaling completed. 309 tons

1.30pm: Hands employed cleaning ship

2.30pm: Hands employed scraping & painting

4.30pm: Leave till 10pm to Red & Blue watches

7.00pm: Landed small patrol

10.00pm: Patrol returned

10.15pm: Drew fires in steam boat

Fresh beef received: 428; vegetables received: 300; bread received: 430

Water distilled: 11.0; water expended: 6.5; water remaining 18.5

Coal expended for all purposes: 9; coal remaining 1013

4 on sick list

(A sample complete transcription of a day’s log)


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6 March 1915

Port Said

(No position given; Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

9.30am: Hands employed scraping and painting & drawing stores from SS Trifelo

5.00pm: Landed patrol

6.30pm: Landed canteen party

10.00pm: Patrol returned on board

3 on sick list


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7 March 1915

Port Said

(No position given; Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

7.55am: Sailed HMTB064

9.30am: Landed church parties

9.50am: Performed Divine Service

11.20am: Church parties returned

5.00pm: Landed patrol

6.40pm: Patrol returned on board

8.00pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea

10.30pm: Pilot on board

11.25pm: Slipped & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for leaving Port Said

4 on sick list


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8 March 1915

Port Said to Lemnos

Lat 32.9, Long 30.7

12.15am: Dropped pilot

1.10pm: Sighted Damietta Light N17W

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers. Hands employed painting boats & gun shields. A & B groups exercised at Divisions drill. Gunners party fuzing shrapnel & stowing shell rooms.

5 on sick list


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9 March 1915

Port Said to Lemnos

Lat 36.4, Long 26.9

9.10am: Divsions & Prayers

3.36pm: Kinaroo Is: 3'

11.06pm: Isara Ltd: abm 11'

6 on sick list


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10 March 1915

Lemnos

(No position given; Mudros Bay is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

6.10am: Course & speed as requisite for entering Mudros Bay

10.00am: Commenced coaling from SS Scanby

11.30am: Capt Willis RMLI rejoined ship

1.45pm: Coaling completed. Received 235 tons

2.20pm: Collier left

7.30pm: One wireless rating joined from Agamemnon

7 on sick list


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11 March 1915

Lemnos and Tenedos

(No position given; Mudros Bay is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

7.15am: Arrived HMS Dublin and French troopships

10.40am: Arrived HMS Chelmer and a French mine sweeper

1.50pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for leaving Mudros bay

5.30pm: Course & speed as requisite for approaching anchorage north of Tenedos Island

10.20pm: Minesweeper drifted across bows of ship - no damage

6 on sick list


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12 March 1915

Tenedos

(No position given: Tenedos is Lat 39.8, Long 26.0)

6.15am: Arrived HMS Amethyst & minesweepers

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers

10.30am: Sailed one submarine

6 on sick list


The log pages for March 1 to March 12 have been copied twice in different handwritings, and the scans are given below.  The contents of the two copies of the log are identical.

 

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1 March 1915


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2 March 1915


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3 March 1915


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4 March 1915


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5 March 1915


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6 March 1915


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7 March 1915


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8 March 1915


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9 March 1915


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10 March 1915


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11 March 1915


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12 March 1915


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13 March 1915

At sea, cruising in Gulf of Xeros

(No position given; Xeros Islands are Lat 40.6, Long 26.7)

12.30am: Arrived Ark Royal

8.50am: Divisions & Prayers

9.40am: Left one seaplane

9.45am: Sailed Ribble

10.10am: Left one seaplane. Sailed Usk

11.50am: Arrived French minesweeper

12.15pm: Arrived Chasseur and Weir flying C in C’s flag

1.45pm: Weighed & bolted port bower

7.00pm: Course & speed as requisite approaching anchorage in lee of Xeros Island

7.10pm: Came to port anchor

5 on sick list


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14 March 1915

At sea, cruising in Gulf of Xeros

(No position given; Xeros Islands are Lat 40.6, Long 26.7)

5.00am: Sailed two French cruisers

9.20am: Divisions

9.30am: Performed Divine Service

11.10am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite taking station astern of Dartmouth

6.30pm: Course & speed as requisite approaching anchorage

6.50pm: Came to port anchor

8.10pm: Arrived Dublin

9.00pm: Sailed Dublin and Dartmouth

5 on sick list


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15 March 1915

At sea, cruising in Gulf of Xeros

(No position given; Xeros Islands are Lat 40.6, Long 26.7)

6.20am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite cruising in Gulf of Xeros

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

2.45pm: Destroyed by gunfire, 1 lighter 2 boats on shore to eastward of Cape Ibriji

4 on sick list


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16 March 1915

Xeros Islands to Tenedos

(No position given; Tenedos is Lat 39.8, Long 26.0)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

1.20pm: Proceeded in company with Askold

3.00pm: Askold stopped. Proceeded alone

7.20pm: Course & speed as requisite approaching anchorage north of Tenedos Island

7.30pm: Came to port anchor

4 on sick list


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17 March 1915

Tenedos to Malta

(No position given; Tenedos is Lat 39.8, Long 26.0)

6.00am: Arrived Inflexible

6.15am: Lost overboard by accident 1 ?spline/spike (uncertain transcription)

8.10am: 1 Signal Rating, 1 stoker and 1 private of marines joined ship for detention

9.10am: Prayers

9.15am: Hands employed embarking wounded, stores and fleet mail

11.20am: Weighed anchor

11.30am: VA Carden came aboard. Hoisted VA flag (VA is Vice Admiral; Sackville Carden was commander of the Dardanelles Squadron; about this time he was replaced by his second in command, Vice-Admiral John De Robeck)

11.35am: Proceed course & speed as requisite rounding Tenedos Island

6.45pm: Observed Cape Phassa Light S 38.5W

4 on sick list


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18 March 1915

Tenedos to Malta

Lat 35.8, Long 22.4

3.00am: Anti Milo Is abeam 7'

8.45am: Cape Apolitanes abeam

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

5 on sick list


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19 March 1915

Tenedos to Malta

Lat 35.8, Long 15.3

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.10am: Observed Steamer bearing S23W

3.00pm: Course & speed as requisite approaching Valletta Harbour

3.25pm: Stopped & secured to a buoy in Bighi Bay

4.00pm: Hospital party employed disembarking sick and wounded. French officer of the guard visited ship

5.00pm: Commenced coaling with shore labour

5.00pm: Discharged VA Carden to shore

12 midnight: Ceased coaling. Received 524 tons

4 on sick list


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20 March 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

7.45am: Harbour tugs alongside

7.50am: Slipped & proceeded in tow to No 3 Dock

9.00am: Dockyard hands scraping ship’s bottom

2.30pm: Discharged 3 prisoners to Egmont for detention

5.40pm: 5 ratings joined for passage to Lemnos

1 on sick list


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21 March 1915

Malta and at sea

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

7.15am: Sailed Queen & Implacable

7.50am: Shifted ship from dock to wharf

10.00am: Embarked Fleet mails for EMS (Eastern Mediterranean Squadron)

10.30am: Capt Lawrie RMLI joined ship for passage

11.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

12 noon: Struck Vice-Admirals Flag

12.20pm: Pilot came on board. Tugs alongside

12.35pm: Slipped from wharf & proceeded in tow

1.00pm: Cast off tugs. Proceeded, course & speed as requisite leaving Valetta Harbour

5.30pm: Performed Divine Service

6.00pm: Passed SS Holywell of Sunderland

2 on sick list


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22 March 1915

Malta to Lemnos

Lat 35.8, Long 21.1

9.00am: Prayers

7.45pm: Cape Apolitares abeam

3 on sick list


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23 March 1915

Malta to Lemnos

Lat 38.9, Long 25.0

2.28am: Observed St Georgio Light N18W

5.25am: St Nikolo Light abeam 5’

7.30am: Cape Phassa Light abeam

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

4.00pm: Course & speed as requisite approaching Mudros

5.40pm: Came to starboard anchor

6.00pm: Disembarked fleet mails

8.00pm: Discharged Capt Lawrie to Franconia; 1 Corporal to Lord Nelson; 1 Private to Cawdor Castle

4 on sick list


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24 March 1915

Lemnos and Port Mudros to Piraeus

(No position given: Mudros Bay is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

7.00am: SS Corrigan Head alongside

8.15am: One chaplain and  3 stokers discharged to Usk

9.00am: Prayers

10.00am: Captain Boyle joined ship

11.00am: Cast off Corrigan Head

11.15am: Greek interpreter joined ship

11.45am: Lt Col Doughty Wylie joined ship

12 noon: Read Warrant no 8

1.35pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving Mudros Bay

2.14pm: Kostra Island Light abeam

8.30pm: Skyros Island Light abeam distance 10.5’

9.25pm: Observed Cape Phassa Light S15W

3 on sick list


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25 March 1915

Piraeus

(No position given: Piraeus is Lat 37.9, Long 23.6)

2.05am: Observed St Georgio Light S55W

8.05am: Course & speed as requisite approaching Piraeus

8.10am: Saluted Greek Fort with 21 guns

8.15am: Came to starboard anchor

8.55am: Greek Officer of Guard visited ship

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers

11.00am: Harbour master visited ship

2.50pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving Piraeus

7.08pm: Observed Cape Phassa Light N60E

2 on sick list


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26 March 1915

Piraeus to Dedeagatch (Dedeagatch is now called Alexandroupolis, Greece)

(No position given: Dedeagatch is Lat 40.8, Long 25.9)

3.05am: Strati Is abeam

10.00am: Course and speed as requisite for approaching Deadagatch

10.20am: Came to starboard anchor

1.55pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving Deadagatch

7.10pm: Kostro Lt abeam dist 3.5'

8.45pm: Course & speed as requisite approaching Mudros bay

9.05pm: Came to starboard anchor

2 on sick list


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27 March 1915

Mudros Bay

(No position given: Mudros Bay is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

8.15am: Collier secured alongside

8.20am: Arrived Canopus and Albion

8.55am: Commenced coaling

9.30am: Lt Col Wylie left ship

10.30am: French battleship Henry IV arrived

1.30am: Arrived Russian cruiser Askold

3.00pm: Finished coaling received 450 tons

3.45am: Collier cast off

3 on sick list


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28 March 1915

Lemnos and Tenedos

(No position given: Tenedos Island is Lat 39.8, Long 26.0)

8.15am: One Chief Yeoman of Signals joined ship

9.20am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite closing flagship

9.35am: Vice Admiral de Robeck came aboard for passage

9.40am: Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving Mudros Bay

10.00am: Kostra Is Light abeam

11.00am: Hoisted VA’s flag

12.30pm: Course & speed as requisite for approaching anchorage north of Tenedos

12.35pm: Stopped engines. Vice Admiral left ship

12.55pm: Came to starboard anchor

4.30pm: Weighed starboard anchor. Vice Admiral returned on board

4.35pm: Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving Tenedos

7.10pm: Course & speed as requisite approaching Mudros Bay

7.40pm: Stopped engines. Vice Admiral left ship. VA flag struck

7.50pm: Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite approaching anchorage

8.05pm: Came to starboard anchor

2 on sick list


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29 March 1915

Lemnos

(No position given; Mudros Bay, where she moored yesterday, is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

8.50am: Prayers

9.00am: One broom lost overboard by accident

9.50am: Exercised general anti-aircraft defence stations

1.45pm: Squad of midshipmen landed for drill

4.15pm: Landed football parties of red and blue watches

4.50pm: Sailed Vengeance

4.20pm: Colours half masted. Ribble left for funeral of killed (these may have been casualties of the Dardanelles Campaign. There is a Military Cemetery at Mudros which contains 885 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.)

4.45pm: Arrived London and Prince of Wales

6.20pm: Rehoisted colours

2 on sick list


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30 March 1915

Lemnos

(No position given; Mudros Bay, where she moored on 28th March, is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

7.15am: Arrived Agamemnon, Cornwallis & Triumph

7.20am: Sailed Dartmouth

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

5.00pm: Sailed Agamemnon

8.30pm: Discharged 1 Leading Stoker to Prince George

2 on sick list


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31 March 1915

Lemnos

(No position given; Mudros Bay, where she moored on 28 March, is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

7.00am: Arrived Hospital Ship Sondan/London

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

6.15pm: Weighed and proceeded course and speed as requisite shifting berth outside boom defence

10.00pm: Weighed and proceeded course and speed as requisite taking station astern of Swiftsure

3 on sick list


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1915


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Cover of log book for April 1915.  Signed as a complete copy of the original log by P H Warleigh, Captain


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Other half of cover of log book, signed by B C Porter as Navigating Officer


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Log book page giving details of distances travelled at various speeds, and distance run per ton of coal. 


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1 April 1915

From Lemnos to Tenedos and cruising in Gulf of Adramyti

(No position given; the Gulf of Adramyti is at Lat 39.5, Long 26.7)

3.10am: Altered course SE

5.00am: Altered course S by E

6.15am: a/c N70E

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.05am: Stopped engines

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.30am: Hands employed 6” guns crews to Gun Drill & Fuze setting, remainder of hands as requisite

9.40am: Proceeded course & speed as requisite for cruising in Gulf of Adramyti astern of Majestic

11.10am: Stopped engines

12.15pm: Majestic sailed

12.30pm: Proceeded W x S 12 knots astern of Swiftsure

1.15pm: Red & white watches employed painting, scraping & as requisite

3.00pm: a/c W x N

3.52pm: a/c NW

4.20pm: a/c NNE

6.20pm: Course & speed as requisite for approaching anchorage North of Tenedos

6.35pm: Came to port anchor 14 shackles in 15 fathoms

7.25pm: Arrived HMS Amethyst

8.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace

Water distilled: 9.0 tons; expended: 6.5 tons; remaining: 28.0 tons

Fuel expended for all purposes: 38 tons; remaining: 850 tons

3 on sick list

(A complete log page)


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2 April 1915

Tenedos

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0

7.30am: Holy Communion

9.10am: Swiftsure weighed & proceeded

9.25am: Divisions & Divine Service

12.10pm: Amethyst & Blenheim sailed

3.00pm: Sailed HMS Queen

4.10pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for shifting berth south side of Tenedos

5.30pm: Came to port anchor

4 on sick list


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3 April 1915

Tenedos to Xeros Island

Lat 40.5, Long 26.5

5.55am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for rounding western end of Tenedos

8.50am: Prayers

11.00am: a/c S86E & closed HMS Talbot

11.05am: Stopped

11.50am: Proceeded

2.45pm: Stopped engines

4.30pm: Swung ship for deviation

5.20pm: Stopped

4 on sick list


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4 April 1915

At sea cruising in Gulf of Xeros (also Zeros and Saros)

(No position given; Xeros Islands are Lat 40.6, Long 26.7)

4.45am: Proceeded 60 revs course as requisite up Gulf of Zeros

6.55am: Came to port anchor

9.30am: Divisions & Divine Service

1.25pm: Weighed & proceeded course & speed as requisite for cruising down Gulf of Zeros

5.40pm: Stopped

7.50pm: Proceeded

9.20pm: Stopped

4 on sick list


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5 April 1915

Xeros Islands to Lemnos

(No position given: Xeros Islands are Lat 40.6, Long 26.7)

1.00am: Sounded every half hour

3.30am: Proceeded head to wind 50 revs

4.20am: Stopped. Sounded 65 fathoms

9.00am: Course as requisite for cruising Gulf of Zeros southern shore

11.45am: Came to port anchor

5.10pm: Weighed & proceeded for Mudros Bay

6.15pm: C Ibriji abeam 2'

4 on sick list


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6 April 1915

Lemnos

(No position given; Mudro Bay is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

6.20am: Course & speed as requisite for entering Mudros Bay

7.00am: Came to port anchor

10.30am: Discharged one signal rating to Russian cruiser Askold. One stoker rejoined ship from Prince George

10.50am: Collier Amiens came alongside

12.30pm: Commenced coaling

3.45pm: Coaling completed. Received 270 tons

4.15pm: Collier proceeded

6.30pm: Sailed HMS Inflexible and Canopus

5 on sick list


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7 April 1915

Mudros Bay (No location given in log, but they have not moved since yesterday, and so are probably still at Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

6.30am: Sailed HMS Albion

9.00am: Prayers

6.30pm: Discharged one stoker to hospital ship Soudan

6 on sick list


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8 April 1915

Lemnos

(No position given: Mudros Bay is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.30am: Discharged 1 P.O. to Hospital Ship Soudan

11.30am: Sailed HMS Triumph

4 on sick list


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9 April 1915

Lemnos

(No location given: Mudros Bay is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

6.30am: Hands employed rigging main derrick and as requsite

9.00am: Received one seaplane from HMS Ark Royal. Flt Lt Sholto Douglas joined from HMS Ark Royal

1.15pm: Issued Princess Mary's Christmas gifts (it is to be hoped that they were not perishable!)

6.05pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for leaving Mudros Inner Harbour

6.35pm: Came to port anchor

9.15pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving Mudros bay for Smyrna to relieve HMS Dartmouth

6 on sick list


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10 April 1915

Gulf of Smyrna (now Gulf of Izmir, Turkey)

(No position given: Gulf of Smyrna is Lat 38.5, Long 26.8)

2.00am: Sigri Light abeam 10'

6.15am: Stopped. Lowered sea boat to take Captain to HMS Dartmouth

7.40am: Hoisted sea boat & proceeded S46E up Gulf of Smyrna

8.20am: a/c N46W full speed to close HMS Dartmouth

8.55am: Stopped, sent sea boat to Dartmouth for letters

9.05am: Proceeded

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

10.25am: Stopped north of Long Island (now Uzunada). Received one Turkish prisoner from Wear taken from SS Montenegro

1.30pm: Proceeded, course & speed as requisite for boarding Greek steamer SS Georgios. Boarding Officer: H Shaw-Liepman; Witnessing Officer: P E F Walker (these two sign the log entry)

2.30pm: Course & speed as requisite for closing Long Island

3.00pm: Stopped

3.10pm: Seaplane started

3.15pm: Seaplane returned damaged propeller, flight abandoned

5.15pm: Proceed

5.45pm: Stopped. Boarded SS Athinai. Boarding Officer: H B Northcote; Witnessing Officer: R R M Morgan

6.30pm: Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite closing destroyers

7.05pm: Stopped

7.55pm: Proceeded

5 on sick list


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11 April 1915

Gulf of Smyrna

(No position given: Gulf of Smyrna is Lat 38.5, Long 26.8)

5.30am: Course & speed as requisite for closing destroyers

6.00am: Stopped & sent letter to HMS Wear

6.10am: HMS Wear & Welland proceeded to Sigri Island to coal

6.15am: Proceeded

7.30am: Stopped off Long Island

9.30am: Divisions & Divine Service

11.00am: Proceeded as requisite down east coast of Long Island

11.50am: As requisite for closing steamers

12.30pm: Stopped. Boarded SS Porto di Smirna. Boarding Officer: H B Northcote; Witnessing Officer: R R M Morgan

6.10pm: Proceeded 80 revs for Kinlu Point to meet Wear

7.30pm: Stopped off Kinlu Point, received one bag of mails and stores from Wear

8.20pm: Proceeded

5 on sick list


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12 April 1915

Gulf of Smyrna

(No position given: Gulf of Smyrna is Lat 38.5, Long 26.8)

6.10am: Stopped

6.15am: Hoisted out seaplane

6.35am: Seaplane started flight. Courses & speed as requisite for following seaplane & returning north of Long Island

7.45am: Seaplane returned after flying over Smyrna

8.25am: Hoisted in seaplane

9.30am: Proceeded as requisite for General Quarters Run

10.30am: Stopped off Long Island

4.30pm: Proceeded as requisite for boarding steamer

4.50pm: Boarded SS Montenegro. Boarding Officer: H Shaw-Liepman; Witnessing Officer: D F Painter

5.45pm: Boarded SS Porto di Smirna. Boarding Officer: H Shaw-Liepman; Witnessing Officer: D F Painter

3 on sick list


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13 April 1915

Gulf of Smyrna

(No position given: Gulf of Smyrna is Lat 38.5, Long 26.8)

5.50am: Stopped off Long Island

8.00am: As requisite for closing Long Island

8.20am: Stopped

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

7.05pm: N35W 30 revs

3 on sick list


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14 April 1915

Gulf of Smyrna

(No position given: Gulf of Smyrna is Lat 38.5, Long 26.8)

2.00am: Changed over to Fore Bridge Steering Gear

7.35am: Stopped off Long Island

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

9.30am: Exercised Night Defence Stations. Wear & Welland made two attacks on ship

10.00am: Secured. Course & speed as requisite for approaching Long Island

10.15am: Stopped

4.20pm: Proceeded as requisite down west coast of Long Island

5.25pm: Stopped

5.30pm: Proceeded as requisite for closing steamer

7.20pm: Stopped off SS Byzantion

8.05pm: Proceeded

3 on sick list


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15 April 1915

Gulf of Smyrna

(No position given: Gulf of Smyrna is Lat 38.5, Long 26.8)

6.30am: Stopped NE of Long Island

7.40am: Hoisted out seaplane; owing to engine trouble seaplane returned

8.00am: Hoisted in seaplane

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

2.15pm: Closed steamer

2.25pm: Stopped SS Arcadia and boarded. Boarding officer: W G Wood;  witnessing officer: R R M Morgan

3.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for closing Long Island

11.00pm: a/c N53W 35 revs for Port Sigri to coal

2 on sick list


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16 April 1915

At Sea. Chasing Enemy T.B.

5.55am: Course & speed as requisite for approaching Port Sigri

6.05am: Came to port anchor

8.30am: Hoisted out seaplane

9.30am: Collier Barrington Court arrived & secured alongside

9.50am: Commenced coaling

10.30am: SOS received from SS Manitou, being torpedoed by TB. (Manitou was from the Atlantic Transport Line, and from 1915 – 1921 was a British military transport)

10.40am: Unrigged and cast off collier and hoisted seaplane

11.10am: Weighed and proceeded course and speed as requisite for leaving Port Sigri.

11.30am: S64W full speed

3.00pm: Passed through Spalmatori Channel

4.35pm: Course & speed as requisite for approaching enemy TB beached in Kalamuti Bay

4.45pm: Came to port anchor

5.00pm: Set party to investigate enemy

5.50pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for leaving Kalamuti Bay

7.45pm: Course & speed as requisite for approaching Scio

7.55pm: Came to port anchor.

8.00pm: Sent cutter with Commander to make arrangements re internment of TBs crew

9.50pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for leaving Scio

2 on sick list


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17 April 1915

Gulf of Smyrna

(No position given: Gulf of Smyrna is Lat 38.5, Long 26.8)

5.15am: HMS Wren proceeded to Port Sigri to coal

5.48am: Stopped, sent boat to HMS Colne for spare parts for seaplane

6.15am: Proceeded

7.20am: Stopped N of Long Island

9.00am: Prayers

11.00am: Hoisted out seaplane.

11.07am: Flight commenced

11.30am: Course and speed as requisite for following seaplane down east coast of Long Island

12.30pm: Seaplane returned

1.00pm: Boarded SS Bormida (Italian). Boarding Officer: H B Northcote; Witnessing Officer: R R M Morgan

4.30pm: Boarded SS Maine (American). Boarding Officer: W G Wood; Witnessing Officer: P E F Walker

4.36pm: Hoisted out seaplane. Flight commenced

5.40pm: Seaplane returned

7.00pm: Proceeded 100 revs. Course as requisite to meet Wear

8.30pm: Stopped. Captain of Wear on board Minerva

9.00pm: Proceeded

2 on sick list


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18 April 1915

At sea in Khios Strait

(No position given: the centre of Khios Strait is Lat 38.3, Long 26.1)

5.50am: Hoisted out seaplane.

6.25am: Flight commenced.

7.45am: Seaplane returned

9.30am: Divisions

9.45am: Divine Service

11.00am: Course as requisite for cruising in Khios strait & Bay of Eritra

1.30pm: Stopped south of Paspargo Light and hoisted out seaplane (Paspargo Light is now called Sungukaya Adasi)

3.17pm: Flight commenced

3.55pm: Boarded SS Markella (Greek). Boarding Officer: W G Wood; Witnessing Officer: R R M Morgan

4.55pm: Seaplane returned

5.30pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite for approaching Scio. 80 revs

6.20pm: Sent cutter with Commander to Scio to obtain information re- prisoners from TB.

8.00pm: Proceeded

2 on sick list


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19 April 1915

Gulf of Smyrna

(No position given: Gulf of Smyrna is Lat 38.5, Long 26.8)

4.30am: Course as requisite for approaching Long Island

5.20am: Stopped 4’ north of Long Island

5.40am: Hoisted out seaplane

5.50am: Flight commenced

6.10am: Board SS Arkadia (Greek). Boarding Officer: H B Northcote; Witnessing Officer: R R M Morgan

7.30am: Seaplane returned

7.55am: Proceeded

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers both watches

11.55am: Stopped south of Paspargo Island Lt

1.20pm: Seaplane commenced flight

2.50pm: Seaplane returned

3.25am: Paspargo Light abeam 1'

6.00pm: Stopped, sent to HMS Bulldog for vegetables (they record receiving 1600 lbs of vegetables)

6.20pm: Proceeded

7.00pm: Stopped

2 on sick list


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20 April 1915

Gulf of Smyrna

(No position given: Gulf of Smyrna is Lat 38.5, Long 26.8)

6.00am: Stopped in Gulf of Smyrna

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.28am: Seaplane commenced flight

10.20am: Seaplane returned, after flying over Smyrna

11.30am: Proceeded up Gulf

1.00pm: Stopped off Long Island

4.30pm: Hoisted out seaplane

5.00pm: Seaplane commenced flight, flew over Smyrna & returned 5.55pm

7.30pm: Proceeded N47W 90 revs to meet Triad

9.20pm: Examined by searchlight Greek steamer Athinai

3 on sick list


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21 April 1915

Gulf of Smyrna to Limnos

Lat 39.3, Long 25.6

5.15am: Stopped off Kinlu Point

6.55am: Stopped near Triad and turned over to her

7.45am: Proceeded for Mudros

1.40pm: Observed Kastro Lt

2.15pm: Course & speed as requisite for approaching Mudros Anchorage

3.40pm: Came to starboard anchor

4.30pm: Returned seaplane to HMS Ark Royal

6.25pm: Collier Queensland Transport came alongside

6.45pm: Commenced coaling

12 midnight: Stopped coaling

2 on sick list


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22 April 1915

Lemnos to Tenedos

(No position given – Mudros Bay is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

5.30am: Commenced coaling

6.45am: Finished coaling (received 480 tons)

7.40am: Collier proceeded

11.30am: Discharged 5 ABs & 1 PO I to Implacable

3.40pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for leaving Mudros Harbour

4.30pm: Proceeded for Tenedos

7.45pm: Course & speed as requisite for approaching anchorage north of Tenedos

7.55pm: Came to starboard anchor

2 on sick list


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23 April 1915

Tenedos

(No position given; Tenedos is Lat 39.8, Long 26.0)

3.55am: Arrived HMS Colne

7.00am: Arrived HMS Swiftsure, Vengeance, Prince George, Albion

8.15am: Arrived HMS Blenheim

8.55am: Arrived HMS Grasshopper, Mosquito, Beagle, Raccoon

9.40am: Arrived Minesweepers 3, 4, 5 & 6

2.00pm: Stopped off Gaba Tepe

4.00pm: Proceeded

6.10pm: Course & speed as requisite for approaching north side of Tenedos

6.35pm: Came to port anchor

9.30pm: O O G (Officer of the Guard) boarded SS River Clyde from Mudros

11.32pm: Weighed & proceeded to inspect our position for forthcoming landing of troops

2 on sick list


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24 April 1915

(No location given: off east coast of Imbros is approximately Lat 40.2, Long 25.9)

7.00am: Arrived HMS Euryalus

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.20am: Weighed & proceeded in company with Talbot for Gaba Tepe

12.10pm: Stopped in company with Talbot, Ark Royal, and Manica off east coast of Imbros

3.00pm: Proceeded to Gaba Tepe

5.15pm: Talbot opened fire on shore, which was returned occasionally

5.35pm: Talbot ceased firing

5.40pm: Ship opened fire on battery behind Gaba Tepe, fall of shot spotted by Manica

6.00pm: Cease firing

6.25pm: Took station astern Talbot & proceeded for Tenedos

7.30pm: Talbot parted company

8.00pm: Ordered to remain at sea all night, turned round and proceeded towards Kephalo Light House

10.00pm: Stopped off Kephalos Light

3 on sick list


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25 April 1915

(No location given: they are at Gaba Tepe, Lat 40.2, Long 26.3)

3.30am: Proceeded at 50 revs to take up position S42W 4500 yds from Gaba Tepe

4.30am: Ship in appointed station. Disembarkation of troops began, heavy rifle fire from shore.

5.15am: Ship opened firing on shore firing 3 salvoes on 193N.

6.00am: From 192VR fired 2 salvoes on 185b

7.30am:Fired 2 common from 201P at Achi Baba

11.40am: Fired 2 salvoes at Achi Baga

11.55am: Fired 2 salvoes at north end of Achi Baba

2.08pm: Fired 2 salvoes at Achi Baba

3.00pm: Eight transports arrived from southward

4.05pm: Fired 2 salvoes at Achi Baga

4.30pm: Fired 4 salvoes from 210p at enemy in 213a

6.00pm: Ordered to reinforce Goliath off Y beach. Proceeded full speed (Y beach was south of Gaba Tepe)

7.00pm: Stopped off Y beach

3 on sick list

(25th April was the first day of the British landings at Gallipoli. Here is a map of the area.)


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26 April 1915

(No location given: they are at Gaba Tepe, Lat 40.2, Long 26.3)

(Note at 4am that thermometers have been unshipped for firing)

8.00am: Closed Queen Elizabeth

8.05am: Proceeded in shore to cover disembarkation in progress

8.30am: Came to port anchor

9.00am: Received one wounded A.B. from Usk

1.00pm: Incessant firing from ships in company at enemy, Minerva not firing

3 on sick list


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27 April 1915


(No location given: they are at Gaba Tepe, Lat 40.2, Long 26.3)

4.30am: Weighed & proceeded to position S42W 4500 from Gaba Tepe

5.15am: Opened fire at Achi Baba Hill

5.35am: Ceased firing

6.50am: Rammed & destroyed waterlogged boat

7.00am: Proceeded as requisite back to station

11.20am: Opened fire on cavalry in 225RS

11.55am: Ceased firing

11.55am: Opened fire on Achi Baba Hill

12.10pm: Shifted fire to cavalry in 255RS

12.15pm: Ceased firing

2.45pm: Proceeded as requisite north of Gaba Tepe to cover troops

2.55pm: Came to port anchor

4.10pm: Opened fire on 225L4

4.45pm: Cease firing

5.00pm: Weighed & proceeded

5.45pm: Cape Helles abeam 4'

6.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for approaching anchorage north of Rabbit Is.

6.10pm: Came to port anchor

6.30pm: Ammunition ship Tees came alongside

7.00pm: Both watches employed ammunitioning ship

3 on sick list


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28 April 1915

(No location given: they are at Gaba Tepe, Lat 40.2, Long 26.3)

(Note at 4am that thermometers have been unshipped for firing)

12.45am: Finished ammunitioning

1.00am: Weighed & proceeded

2.30am: Stopped off Kephalo Light House

4.30am: Proceeded 50 revs as requisite for taking up position SW of Gaba Tepe

4.45am: Stopped

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers

11.35am: Ship in 201R opened fire on Achi Baba

11.50am: Cease firing

12 noon: Ship in 201M opened fire on infantry

12.10pm; Cease firing

12.30pm: Eight troopships arrived with RND

1.35pm: Ship in 201S opened fire on Achi Baba

1.45pm: Cease firing.

1.50pm: Ship in 201S opened fire on infantry and fired 2 salvoes

2.30pm: Ship in 201M fired 3 salvoes to left of Achi Baba

3.25pm: Ship in 201R fired 1 salvoe at infantry

6.40pm: Ship in 201NR fired 18 rounds at 186C

3 on sick list


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29 April 1915

(No location given: they are at Gaba Tepe, Lat 40.2, Long 26.3)

(Note at 4am that thermometers have been unshipped for firing)

4.30am: Closed beach SW of Gaba Tepe

5.30am: Stopped

9.00am: As requisite for keeping ship to windward

9.30am: Stopped

12 noon: Proceeded towards Y beach at 5 knots

12.20pm: Stopped off Y beach

2.50pm: Proceeded to square 201

3.45pm: Came to port anchor

4.00pm: Ship in 201J opened fire on 185M & R fired 5 rounds

0 on sick list


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30 April 1915

(No location given: they are at Gaba Tepe, Lat 40.2, Long 26.3)

(Note at 4am that thermometers have been unshipped for firing)

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

10.00am: Constant look out kept on northern slopes of Achi Baba

4.15pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for closing Queen Elizabeth

5.30pm: Discharged one wounded man from Usk to Soudan

6.40pm: Fired six rounds at enemy's biplane

7.35pm: Proceeded as requisite for returning to station

8.15pm: Stopped off Y beach

10.20pm: Ordered to proceed up Gulf of Zeros to signal to submarines in Sea of Marmara

1 on sick list


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LOGS FOR MAY 1915


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Cover of log book for May 1915.  Signed as a complete copy of the original log by P H Warleigh, Captain


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Other half of cover of log book, signed by B C Porter as Navigating Officer


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Log book page giving details of distances travelled at various speeds, and distance run per ton of coal. 


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1 May 1915

Xeros Islands to Gaba Tepe, and off Gaba Tepe

(No position given: Gaba Tepe is Lat 40.2, Long 26.3)

(Note at 4am that thermometers have been unshipped for firing)

2.00am: Stopped engines 5' west of Zeros (Xeros) islands

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.50am: Prayers

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

11.20am: Proceeded for Gaba Tepe S57W

1.20pm: a/c S12W

2.15pm: Stopped off Gaba Tepe

4.23pm: Proceeded as requisite for closing Queen Elizabeth.

5:05pm: Stopped engines.

6.30pm: Fired 5 rounds 12 pds at enemy's aircraft

6:45pm: Aeroplane disappeared SSE. Course & speed as requisite for returning to station

9.45pm: Came to port anchor 5 shackles in 48 fathoms

Water distilled: 5.5 tons; expended: 5.5 tons; remaining: 26.0 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 27 tons; remaining: 726 tons

1 on sick list

(A complete log page)


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2 May 1915

off Gaba Tefe

(No position given: Gaba Tepe is Lat 40.2, Long 26.3)

(Note at 4am that thermometers have been unshipped for firing)

4.55am: Weighed port anchor

5.10am: As requisite for closing shore

6.00am: Stopped

7.30am: Holy Communion

8.45am: Received mails from Trawler no 10

9.30am: Divisions & Divine Service

12 noon: Came to port anchor … in square 201K

1 on sick list


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3 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

(No position given: Gaba Tepe is Lat 40.2, Long 26.3)

(Note at 4am that thermometers have been unshipped for firing)

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

11.30am: Ship in 201K fired 15 rounds at Kojadere village

2.45pm: Fired 5 rounds 12 pounds at enermy's aeroplane

2.50pm: Aeroplane disappeared to eastward

7.55pm: Weighed & proceeded as required closing Talbot

8.50pm: Stopped off Talbot for letter

9.00pm: Proceeded as required for returning to anchorage

9.55pm: Came to Port Anchor 4 shackles in 23 fathoms

1 on sick list


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4 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

(No position given: Gaba Tepe is Lat 40.2, Long 26.3)

(Note at 4am that thermometers have been unshipped for firing)

5.00am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling

6.50am: Weighed and proceeded to Kephalo to ammunition

8.10am: Came to port anchor

9.30am: Carrigan Head and Swansea Vale came alongside with ammunition. Hands employed taking in ammunition

11.30am: SS Bondicar came alongside with ammunition

12.05pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for rounding Cape Kephalo

12.20pm: S5E 90 revs

1.20pm: a/c S14E

1.45pm: Courses as requisite rounding Rabbit Island

2.10pm: Came to port anchor 2 shackles in 8 fathoms

3.10pm: Collier Pendovan came alongside

3.40pm: Commenced coaling

8.30pm: Completed with coal. Received 320 tons

9.05pm: Collier left

10.45pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Rabbit anchorage

11.00pm: Heard ship making distress signals to northward, proved to be trawler ashore - lying comfortably

11.30pm: Proceeded as requisite for returning to station

Fresh beef received: 756 lbs; fresh vegetables received: 2600 lbs

Water distilled: 6.5 tons; water expended: 5.5 tons; water remaining: 22.0 tons

Coal expended on all purposes: 21 tons; coal remaining: 984 tons

1 on sick list

(A sample complete log page)


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5 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

(No position given: Gaba Tepe is Lat 40.2, Long 26.3)

(Note at 4am that thermometers have been unshipped for firing)

12.30am: Stopped 8’ SW of Gaba Tepe

5.55am: Came to port anchor

8.50am: Prayers

6.25pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for closing HMS Dublin

6.45pm: Stopped off Dublin & sent for letter

7.05pm: Proceeded as requisite for weighing mark buoy & returning to anchorage

7.50pm: Came to port anchor 6 shackles 35 fathoms in square 201J

1 on sick list

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6 May 1915

Gaba Tepe

(No position given: Gaba Tepe is Lat 40.2, Long 26.3)

(Note at 4am that thermometers have been unshipped for firing)

8.50am: Prayers

2.55pm: Ship in 201J fired 10 rounds on battery in 177 AG

1 on sick list


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7 May 1915

Gaba Tepe

(No position given: Gaba Tepe is Lat 40.2, Long 26.3)

(Note at 4am that thermometers have been unshipped for firing)

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers

1.30pm: HMS Usk closed with mails

2 on sick list


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8 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

(No position given: Gaba Tepe is Lat 40.2, Long 26.3)

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

1 on sick list


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9 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

(No position given: Gaba Tepe is Lat 40.2, Long 26.3)

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as requisite

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine service

5.00pm: HMS Ribble came alongside with mails. Beach party from west beach returned to ship

8.15pm: Set night defences

1 on sick list


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10 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

(No position given: Gaba Tepe is Lat 40.2, Long 26.3)

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

4.05pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for proceeding to Cape Helles to provision

5.20pm: Came to Port anchor 8 shackles in 47 fathoms

7.00pm: Baron Ardrossan came alongside

1 on sick list


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11 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

(No position given: Gaba Tepe is Lat 40.2, Long 26.3)

4.35am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for returning to station

5.30am: Stopped SW of Gaba Tepe

9.15am: Prayers

11.15am: Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for closing Dublin & taking mails to Swiftsure

12 noon: Stopped off HMS Swiftsure

12.30pm: Proceeded course and speed as requisite for returning to station.

2.00pm: Came to Starboarch anchor 4 shackles in 45 fathoms

1 on sick list


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12 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

(No position given: Gaba Tepe is Lat 40.2, Long 26.3)

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

10.30am: Discharged 49 Short rifles to trawler no 351

1 on sick list


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13 May 1915

off Gaba Tepe

(No position given: Gaba Tepe is Lat 40.2, Long 26.3)

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion (this was Ascension Day)

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

9.40am: Fired 11 rounds in volley short of Achi Baba

10.30am: Allied Aeroplane dropped bomb on slope of Achi Baba

10.35am: Fired 10 rounds common at same target

1 on sick list


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14 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

(No position given: Gaba Tepe is Lat 40.2, Long 26.3)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

5.30pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for closing Talbot

7.30pm: Despatched mails to Talbot

1 on sick list


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15 May 1915

Off army's left flank

(No position given – they are in Square 183R off Y Beach)

4.30am: Proceded at 70 revs to anchorage off Y Beach.

5.00am: Stopped engines

9.40am: Came to starboard anchor

10.00am: Fired 11 rounds at enemy's trenches from starboard battery

1.00pm: Sent water for use of troops onshore

5.50pm: Ship in 183R opened fire with 12 pounder fall of shot being spotted from shore

1 on sick list


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16 May 1915

From Gaba Tepe to Port Mudros

(No position given: Gaba Tepe is Lat 40.2, Long 26.3)

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

9.30am: Divisions

9.45am: Performed Divine Service

10.40am: Ship in 183R opened fire on enemy's trenches fired 34 rounds

12.30pm: Talbot arrived and relieved Minerva off left flank

12.35pm: Proceeded for Mudros

3.40pm: Course & speed as requisite for approaching Mudros Bay

4.45pm: Came to starboard anchor

5.30pm: Dartmouth sailed

5.45pm: Implacable arrived

7.10pm: Ammunition ship Baron Ardrossan came alongside

8.40pm: Ammuntion ship left

3 on sick list


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17 May 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Mudros Bay is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

4.45am: Collier Brinkburn secured alongside

6.30am: Commenced coaling

8.30am: Discharged 2 W.O.s to Fauvette (an armed boarding steamer, shipwrecked on 9 March 1916 in the North Sea when she struck 2 mines off North Foreland, Kent)

10.30am: Finished coaling 270 tons

11.00am: Collier Brinkburn left

5.00pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Mudros Bay

10.30pm: Stopped off Talbot

3 on sick list


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18 May 1915

Off Army's Left Flank

(No position given)

4.30am: Proceeded as requisite to close Talbot

4.50am: Came to starboard anchor in 183R

10.30am: Weighed & shifted berth 200 yards to southward

10.45am: Let go starboard anchor

2 on sick list


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19 May 1915

Off Army's Left Flank

(No position given)

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

3.15pm: Ship in 175A's opened fire with 6" on 184Y. Fired 17 rounds

5.25pm: Ship in 175 A3 fired 4 rounds at 176TI

3 on sick list


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20 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

(No position given: Gaba Tepe is Lat 40.2, Long 26.3)

9.30am: Weighed & proceeded towards Chans Ovasi (this is probably Chanav Ova) valley

10.15am: Stopped near Triumph (on May 25th Triumph was torpedoed off Anzac Beach, and sank in seven minutes)

11.30am: Course as requisite for watching Chans Ovasi valley

1.00pm: Watching Chans Ovasi Valley

5.57pm: Proceeded towards Cape Helles for mails from Swiftsure

7.15pm: Stopped off Swiftsure

7.45pm: Proceeded as requisite for returning to left flank

8.15pm: Veered starboard anchor 5 shackles in 44 fathoms off left flank

3 on sick list


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21 May 1915

Tenedos to Port Sigri and at sea

(No position given; Kephalo is Lat 40.2, Long 25.8)

7.00am: Weighed and remainded (probably remained) stopped off left flank

10.00am: Closed H.M.S. Canopus for mails

11.00am: Stopped off H.M.S. Canopus

12.15pm: Proceeded for Kephalo

1.05pm: As requisite for approaching Kephalo

2.00pm: Received one seaplane from Ark Royal

2.50pm: Weighed

4.15pm: Proceeded for Tenedos Aerodrome for spare parts

6.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for approaching Tenedos

6.20pm: Stopped off Tenedos

8.30pm: Received spare parts for seaplane

8.50pm: Proceeded course & speed as requisite for rounding Ponente Point

3 on sick list


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22 May 1915

Port Sigri to Gulf of Smyrna

(No position given)

4.50am: Sighted Doris, altered course as requisite to meet her

5.10am: Proceeded with Doris to Port Sigri to take over duties of Smyrna patrol and our seaplane

6.05am: Came to port anchor in Port Sigri

7.30am: Received one seaplane from Doris

8.00am: 1 Flight Lieutenant, 3 mechanics & one interpreter joined ship

8.50am: Proceeded HMS Doris

10.15am: Weighed & proceeded out of Port Sigri and proceeded to rendezvous with Wear

1.00pm: Stopped & communicated with Wear

1.10pm: Proceeded course & speed as requisite for cruising in Gulf of Smyrna

1.30pm: Boarded Greek SV Agios Nicholas. Boarding officer: H Shaw-Liepman

2.10pm: Boarded Greek SV St Nicolas. Boarding officer: H Shaw-Liepman

3 on sick list


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23 May 1915

Gulf of Smyrna to Port Iero

(No position given: Port Iero, at the southeast of the island of Mityleni, is at Lat 39.0, Long 26.5)

5.40am: Stopped hoisted out seaplane for flight over Smyrna

7.25am: Hoisted in seaplane

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

11.00am: Course & speed as requisite for entering Port Iero

11.27am: Came to port anchor

7.10pm: Hoisted out seaplane

7.30am: Hoisted in seaplane

8.30pm: Landed look out party of 1 midshipman and 4 hands on Square Rk

3 on sick list


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24 May 1915

Port Iero

(No position given: Port Iero, at the southeast of the island of Mityleni, is at Lat 39.0, Long 26.5)

6.00am: Look out party returned

6.30am: Welland arrived & sailed for Port Sigri

6.45am: Hoisted out seaplane

7.20am: Seaplane returned

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

1.00pm: Sent prize crew of 1 Lieutenant RNR, 1 PO and 3 AB's to take SS Nikolaus to Port Mudros

2.20pm: Hoisted out seaplane

3.00pm: Seaplane returned

6.30pm: Arrived HMS Welland. Discharged Wear’s prize crew to Welland

7.15pm: Proceeded HMS Welland

8.15pm: Landed look out party on Square Rk

3 on sick list


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25 May 1915

Port Iero to Kephalo and back

(No position given: Kephalo is Lat 40.2, Long 25.8)

3.50am: Weighed & proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving Port Iero

9.30am: Divisions & Prayers

12.10pm: Course & speed as requisite for approaching Kephalo

12.40pm: Came to port anchor

12.45pm: Weighed & shifted berth near Ark Royal

2.00pm: Discharged one seaplane to Ark Royal

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to patrol north of Imbros looking for enemy's submarine. Zig-zagging under constant helm

8.15pm: Set course S15W 90 revs to return to Port Iero

11.15pm: Sigri Light abeam

3 on sick list


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26 May 1915

Kephalo to Port Iero

(No position given: Port Iero, at the southeast of the island of Mityleni, is at Lat 39.0, Long 26.5)

3.30am: Courses as requisite for entering Port Iero

4.45am: Came to port anchor

5.30am: HMS Kennet & Wear to coal. Submarine B9 came alongside

5.30am: Landed signal party at entrance

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

11.45am: 3 Turkish prisoners received from HMS Wear

6.00pm: Arrived HMS Euraylus to relieve us

7.35pm: Weighed & proceeded for Port Mudros. Course & speed as requisite for leaving Port Iero

3 on sick list


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27 May 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

4.30am: Course & speed as requisite for entering Port Mudros

5.12am: Came to port anchor

9.20am: Commenced coaling from Collier Brinkburn

9.30am: Prize crew returned from SS Nikolaus

2.35pm: Coaling completed

3 on sick list


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28 May 1915

Port Mudros (and at sea)

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

4.52am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for leaving Port Mudros

6.30am: Course as requisite for proceeding north of Tenedos. ZigZagging under constant helm

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

9.15am: HMS Harpy & Savage joined as escort for submarine defence

10.30am: Proceeded as requisite to Kum Kale, Cape Hellas & GobaTepa

11.30am: Set course S67W 84 revs to Kephalo to discharge Seaplane

12.20pm: Course & speed as requisite for approaching Kephalo

1.25pm: Course & speed as requisite for leaving Kephalo

1.40pm: N80E 84 revs for Gaba Tepe

4.00pm: a/c S61.5W for Port Mudros

5.10pm: Destroyers parted company. Commenced zig zagging

7.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Port Mudros

7.55pm: Came to port anchor

3 on sick list


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29 May 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

5.10am: Weighed and proceeded French cruiser Kléber

5.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. Cornwall

2 on sick list


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30 May 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

9.00am: Sailed HMS Exmouth

9.15am: Divisions

9.45am: Held Divine Service

2 on sick list


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31 May 1915

Port Mudros to patrol

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

7.15am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for leaving Port Mudros for Gulf of Athens

9.25am: Divisions & Prayers

10.30pm: Boarded small Greek sailing vessel

11.10pm: As requisite for chasing two steamers

2 on sick list


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1915


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Cover of log book for June 1915.  Signed as a complete copy of the original log by P H Warleigh, Captain


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Other half of cover of log book, signed by B C Porter as Navigating Officer


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1 June 1915

At sea on patrol

(No position given – they are cruising in the Gulf of Athens)

12.10am: Boarded SS Kios. Boarding Officer: W T Clifford; Witnessing Officer: P E Walker

12.15am: Boarded SS Antelope. Boarding Officer: H B Northcote; Witnessing Officer: D F Painter

12.20am: Boarded s/s Margheritta. Boarding Officer: H B Northcote: Witnessing Officer: D F Painter

2.00am: Courses as requisite for patrol

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

9.20am: Both watches employed as requisite

1.30pm: Boarded two Greek sailing vessels. Boarding Officer: H B Northcote; Witnessing Officer: P E Walker

5.10pm: Closed Folkestone who sent 3 men for medical examination

7.45pm: Boarded Greek sailing vessel Brah Adiwa (uncertain transcription). Boarding Officer: H Shaw-Liepman; Witnessing Officer: D F Painter

8.00pm: Proceeded

9.30pm: Steam cutter with boarding party left ship for night

9.45pm: Proceeded after two steamers towards Doro channel. Full speed

Water distilled: 4 tons; expended: 5 tons; remaining: 22.5 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 57 tons; remaining: 757 tons

3 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 June 1915

At sea on patrol

(No position given – they are crusing in the Gulf of Athens)

1.30am: stopped and boarded two Greek steamers SS Pignios and SS Aivioli. Boarding Officer: W G Wood; Witnessing Officer: L M Robinson

2.40am: Proceeded as requisite for Gulf of Athens

5.30am: Steam cutter returned with boarding party

9.00am: Boarded and took as prize Greek schooner which was turned over to Folkestone to tow to Port Mudros. Boarding Officer: H B Northcote; Witnessing Officer: R R M Morgan

11.15am: Proceeded S89E to return to Port Mudros

2 on sick list


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3 June 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

4.15am: As requisite for approaching Port Mudros

5.28am: Came to starboard anchor

6.00am: Collier Brinkburn came alongside

8.10am: Commenced coaling

11.00am: Discharged 15 Stokers & 1 NCO to Fauvette

12 midday: Coaling completed. 335 tons

1 on sick list


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4 June 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

6.30am: Hands employed working main derrick & as requisite

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10.30am: Away all boats picking up medical stores from capsized lighter

1.00pm: Special leave to Blue watch from 3.30pm till 6.15pm

6.30pm Arrived HMS Doris

7.50pm Arrived HMS Talbot

Fresh beef received 180 lbs

Water expended 5 tons; remaining 19.5 tons

Coal expended for all purposes 11 tons; remaining 982 tons

1 on sick list

(A sample complete day’s log)


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5 June 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

8.50am: Prayers

7.30pm: Lieutenant Stacey RNLI & 1 private from Prince George

1 on sick list


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6 June 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

5.00am: Sailed HMS Vengeance

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

9.00am: RC church party to Bacchante

9.20am: Discharged 4 privates RMLI to Fauvette

9.30am: Divisions

9.40am: Divine Service

10.30am: Church party returned

4.30pm: Discharged 5 stoker POs & 2 stokers to Fauvette

5.30pm: HMS Canopus sailed

8.30pm: Discharged 1 chief SBS & one stoker to Humber

1 on sick list


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7 June 1915

Port Mudros (and at sea)

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

2.00pm: Discharged 1 Chief Ship’s Cook to Humber

3.59pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for leaving Mudros Bay to relieve Chatham on patrol

5.00pm: Met Chatham & took over duties of patrol

1 on sick list


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8 June 1915

At Sea on Patrol

(No position given)

4.45am: Stopped. Commander left ship in sailing pinnace & galley for 48 hours boat cruising

5.15am: Boarded sailing vessel Insologlo (uncertain transcription). Boarding Officer: H Shaw-Liepman

5.30am: Proceeded as requisite for reaching Piperi Island

8.30am: S22E 84 revs for east side of Skyros Island & Doro Channel

3.30pm: As requisite for searching coast west of Doro Point

4.30pm: Examined floating wreckage, apparently deck house & dummy turret of special services vessel

5.00pm: Rammed & destroyed wreckage

5.20pm: Observed fire & signals from small bay east of C. Kleosi; sent cutter to investigate; men making signals proved to be merchants

7.15am: Proceeded as requisite

8.10pm: Boarded SS Chrisomalli. Boarding Officer: W G Wood; Witnessing Officer: T M Taylor (Chrisomalli was sunk on 30th April 1917 by U33; there were no casualties)

9.00pm: Proceeded

3 on sick list


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9 June 1915

At Sea on Patrol

(No position given)

7.00am: Courses as requisite for searching Psara Island

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

2.00pm: Courses as requisite for closing sailing vessels

3.00pm: Boarded sailing vessel Neolas (uncertain transcription) Ilovus. Boarding officer: H Shaw-Liepman; Witnessing Officer: R R M Morgan

3.50pm: Boarded Greek sailing vessel. Boarding officer: B A Fraser; Witnessing Officer: W Morley

4.50pm: Proceeded

5.30pm: Courses as requisite for picking up sailing pinnace & galley

6.45pm: Proceeded

4 on sick list


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10 June 1915

At Sea on Patrol

(No position given)

6.00am: Boarded SS Espirino. Boarding Officer: W G Wood. Witnessing Officer: D F Painter

6.30am: Proceeded

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

5.30pm: Met HMS Doris & turned over duties of patrol to her

6.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Port Mudros

6.14pm: Came to starboard anchor

7.30pm: Collier Arthur Balfour came alongside

5 on sick list


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11 June 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

6.00am: Coaling commenced

10.00am: Coaling completed. 250 tons

10.45am: Collier left

4.00pm: Arrived HMS Cornwall

5.00pm: Discharged 1 Chief ERA to Fauvette

7.00pm: Sailed HMS Talbot

5 on sick list


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12 June 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

9.00am: Arrived HMS Talbot

7.15pm: Sailed HMS Bacchante

7.20am: Sailed HMS Chatham

6 on sick list


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13 June 1915

Port Mudros (and at sea)

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

9.30am: Divisions & Divine Service

10.15am; Arrived HMS Europa, Chatham, & Bacchante

12.20pm: Sailed HMS Cornwall

12.50pm: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

5.30pm: As requisite for chasing two sailing vessels

6.15pm:Boarded sailing vessel Agios Nicolos. Boarding Officer: H Shaw-Liepman; Witnessing Officer: R S ~

7.45pm: Boarded SV Agia Paraskevi. Boarding Officer: H Shaw-Liepman; Witnessing Officer: T M Taylor

5 on sick list


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14 June 1915

At sea on patrol

(No position given: Port Trebuki is Lat 38.8, Long 24.6)

5.10am: Boarded Greek steamer Elfeteria and sent her to Port Mudros for examination. Boarding Officer: H Shaw-Liepman; Witnessing Officer: L M Robinson

10.00am: Passed submarines E7 and E12 passing northward

11.00am: Courses as requisite for approachng Skyros Lighthouse and dropping cruising party in sailing pinnace

11.30am: Proceeded to take in tow horse lighter found adrift

1.00pm: Courses & speed as requisite for approaching & entering Port Trebuki (which is at the south west corner of Skyros on this old map)

1.45pm: Beached horse lighter

2.30pm: Course & speed as requisite for leaving Port Trebuki

4.40pm: Boarded Greek steamer Tefkosia. Boarding Officer: W G Wood; Witnessing Officer: R R M Morgan

5.05pm: Proceeded east

4 on sick list


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15 June 1915

At sea on patrol

(No position given)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.25am: Boarded Italian SV Angelo. Boarding Officer: H Shaw-Liepman; Witnessing Officer: D F Painter

11.00am: Proceeded as requisite for closing SS Carrigan Head

4.00pm: Searching SW coast of Skyros for sailing pinnace.

4.30pm: Stopped and hoisted sailing pinnace

6.05pm: Sent boat to Prasouda Light House to arrange code of signals if submarine sighted

8.00pm: Proceeded as requisite for closing steamer

8.10pm: Boarded SS Spey. Boarding Officer: H Shaw-Liepman; Witnessing Officer: T M Taylor

5 on sick list


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16 June 1915

At Sea on Patrol

(No position given)

4.00am: Courses as requisite for passing through Skopelos channel

8.34am: Course as requisite for passing east of Skopelos group

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

4.55pm: As requisite for approaching Mudros Bay

5.12pm: Came to starboard anchor 3 shackles in 14 fathoms. Turned over patrol duties to HMS Chatham

6.04pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for entering Inner Harbour

6.25pm: Stopped. Came to starboard anchor

3 on sick list


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17 June 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

6.15am: Collier Arthur Balfour alongside. Hands employed preparing ship for coaling

7.40am: Commenced coaling

11.30am: Coaling completed 277 tons

3.00pm: Arrived submarine E12

5.30pm: Sailed HMS Talbot

2 on sick list


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18 June 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

5.00am: Arrrived HMS Talbot

8.50am: Prayers

1.15pm: Both watches employed provisioning ship from SS Baron Ardrossan

6.30am: Baron Ardrossan cast off

3 on sick list


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19 June 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

9.00am: Trawler 700 came alongside for Engine Room repairs

5.00pm: Sailed HMS Swiftsure

6.00pm: Sailed HMS Lord Nelson

7.00pm: Sailed HMS Talbot

7.15pm: Sailed HMS Hussar

3 on sick list


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20 June 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

4.45am: Arrived HMS Talbot

9.30am: Divisions & Divine Service

10.00am: Sent RC Church Party to Venerable

11.35am: Church Party returned

2.30pm: Arrived HMS Lord Nelson

4.15pm: Sailed HMS Doris

5.45pm: Arrived HMS Chatham

2 on sick list


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21 June 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

5.00pm: Working party of 10 hands & 1 PO to Woodville

5.30pm: Arrived HMS Albion

2 on sick list


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22 June 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

5.45am: Working Party of 1 PO & 10 men to Woodville

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

2 on sick list


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23 June 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

4.15pm: Arrived HMS Grasshopper and Basilisk

4 on sick list


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24 June 1915

Port Mudros and at sea

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

3.30pm: Discharged one OS to Europa for punishment

5.05pm: Weighed & proceeded to anchorage in Outer Harbour

5.32pm: Came to starboard anchor. Took over patrol duties from Doris

6.35pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Port Mudros

8.30pm: Boarded sailing vessel Eirine and sent her to Mudros for examination. Boarding Officer: H Shaw-Liepman; Witnessing Officer: L M Robinson

1 on sick list


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25 June 1915

At sea on Patrol

(No position given)

5.00am: Courses as requisite for boarding three sailing Caiques. Boarding Officer: H B Northcote; Witnessing Officer: R R M Morgan

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.20am: Met motor caique under orders of Mr Prince, Gunner (T)

11.30am: Proceeded as requisite for boarding sailing caiques

12.40pm: Boarded sailing vessel Taxiarchis. Boarding Officer: H Shaw-Liepman; Witnessing Officer: R R M Morgan

3.45pm: Boarded sailing vessel Agia Marina. Boarding Officer: H Shaw-Liepman; Witnessing Officer: W Morley

4.30pm: Courses as requisite for approaching Repi Is.

5.10pm: Sent Boat to Repi Lt House to arrange code of signals.

7.45pm: Boarded sailing vessel & sent her to Mudros for examination. Boarding Officer: W G Wood; Witnessing Officer: R R M Morgan

9.15pm: Proceeded as requisite for boarding sailing vessel.

9.40pm: Boarded sailing vessel. Boarding Officer: H B Northcote; Witnessing Officer D F Painter

10.20pm: Met HMS Rowan on Salonika Patrol

3 on sick list


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26 June 1915

At sea on patrol

(No position given)

12.30am: As requisite for passing through Pelagos Channel.

7.00am: Boarded Greek steamer Aries & sent her to Mudros for examination. Boarding Officer: H Shaw-Liepman; Witnessing Officer: D F Painter

8.35am: Boarded sailing vessel Agios Georgious

10.00am: Closed & boarded Greek T.B Thetis

11.45am: Boarded SS Cranmore. (Johnston Line) Boarding Officer: H B Northcote; Witnessing Officer: T M Taylor

1.15pm: Boarded sailing vessel Agios Frias. Boarding Officer: W G Wood; Witnessing Officer: P E F Walker

Courses as requsite for rounding S.E. point of Skyros.

3.50pm: Boarded sailing vessel Aghios Charalambos. Boarding Officer: W G Wood; Witnessing Officer: P E F Walker

4.45pm: Boarded sailing vessel Agios Nikalous.

6.40pm: Boarded Italian steamer Tripoli & brought on board one female prisoner. Boarding Officer: H B Northcote; Witnessing Officer: T M Taylor

8.00pm: Courses as requisite for rounding SE point of Skyros

1 on sick list


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27 June 1915

Port Mudros & at sea

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

5.07am: Courses & speed as requisite for approaching Mudros Bay

5.35am: Came to starboard anchor

6.30am: Discharged female prisoner to Bacchante.

9.00am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Mudros Bay

9.45am: Divine Service

11.00am: As requisite for closing & signalling to City of Benares

5.30pm: Boarded sailing ship Agios (probably actually Agia) Trias and sent her to Mudros for examination. Boarding Officer: H B Northcote; Witnessing Officer: L M Robinson

3 on sick list


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28 June 1915

At sea on patrol

(No position given)

7.10am: Boarded Italian steamer Bosforo. Boarding Officer: W G Wood; Witnessing Officer: P E Walker

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.20am: As requisite for passing through Pelago Channel and closing sailing ship

12 noon: Boarded Greek sailing ship Agios Georgios. Boarding Officer: H Shaw-Liepman; Witnessing Officer: T M Taylor

4.20pm: As requisite for approaching Mudros Bay

5.03pm: Stopped in outer harbour and turned over duties of patrol to Doris

5.57pm: Came to port anchor

6.35pm: Collier Silverash alongside. Hands employed rigging collier (Silverash was shelled and sunk by U33 east of Malta on voyage from Barry to Madras October 15th 1915)

7.45pm: Arrived HMS Humber

5 on sick list


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29 June 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

6.10am: Commenced coaling

10.30am: Coaling complete 380 tons

11.15am: Collier cast off

7.30pm: Working party of 1 PO & 20 men to Queen Louise

10.30pm: Submarine B9 made fast alongside

7 on sick list


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30 June 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

12.30am: Working party returned from Queen Louise

4.45am: Sailed HMS Triad

5.50am: Submarine B9 left ship

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.50am: Prayers

9.00am: Both watches employed cleaning ship

1.15pm: Red & blue watches employed as requisite. Boys away sailing

4.15pm: Special leave to Red & blue watches 4.15 – 7.15

8.20pm: Set Night defence

Fresh beef received: 512 lbs; vegetables received: 500 lbs

Water distilled: 4 tons; expended: 4.5 tons; remaining 19.5 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 12 tons; remaining: 942 tons

6 on sick list

(A sample complete log page)


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LOGS FOR JULY 1915


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Cover of log book for July 1915.  Signed as a complete copy of the original log by Jackson, Captain (F H M Jackson joined the ship on 27th July)


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Other half of cover of log book, signed by B C Porter as Navigating Officer


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1 July 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers. Both watches for exercises employed painting 6” guns, cleaning out boats. Boys & Ordinary Seamen to seamanship instruction

11.30pm: Paid monthly money

1.15pm: Red & White watches employed as requisite

7.00pm: Sailed HMS Venerable & Chatham

Water distilled: 4.5 tons; expended: 6.5 tons; remaining: 18.5 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 10 tons; remaining: 932 tons

8 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 July 1915

Port Mudros (and at sea)

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

4.30am: Arrived HMS Cornwall

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

3.45pm: Discharged Captain Warleigh, Pte Lacy & PO Scrivens to Bacchante

4.30pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite to outer anchorage

4.50pm: Came to port anchor. …Relieved Doris on patrol

5.35pm: Weighed & proceeded

8 on sick list


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3 July 1915

At sea on patrol

Lat 39.5, Long 24.2

6.30am: Boarded Greek SV Agia Zoni and sent her to Port Mudros with armed guard. Boarding Officer: H B Northcote

8.00am: Course & speed as requisite cruising between Psathara & Piperi Islands

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

11.15am: Sent boat to communicate with lighthouse

12 noon: Boat returned

2.20pm: Course as requisite rounding Xeros Point

3.55pm: Boarded Greek SV Evangelisteo Khios. Boarding Officer: H Shaw-Liepman

5.15pm: Boarded Greek steamer Artnois. Boarding Officer: H B Northcote; Witnessing Officer: D Francome Painter

7.45pm: Course & speed as requisite for hoisting galley

7.50pm: Main derrick topping lift took charge & destroyed galley

Lost overboard by accident: 2 rifles & accoutrements; 1 Webley pistol & accoutrements; 1 boat’s bag complete with gear; 2 sail covers; 1 boat’s compass; 1 hand lantern; 1 boat’s barrico (a barrico is a small cask)

6 on sick list


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4 July 1915

At sea on patrol

Lat 39.0, Long 24.1

12.40am: As requisite for passing through Skopelos Channel

7.20am: Boarded Greek steamers Artnois and Esperia. Boarding Officer: H Shaw-Liepman; Witnessing Officer: L M Robinson. Boarding Officer: W G Wood; Witnessing Officer: P E Walker

9.30am: Boarded Greek schooner Adea Nicolo and sent her to Port Mudros. Boarding Officer: H B Northcote

10.00am: Divine Service

12 noon: Boarded Greek Brigantine Evangelistria P~. Boarding Officer: H B Northcote

8.30pm: Boarded SV Evangelistria. Boarding Officer; H B Northcote

8 on sick list


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5 July 1915

At sea on patrol

Lat 38.6, Long 24.5

3.40am: Spoke French patrol trawler Richelieu

9.25am: Course & speed as requisite entering Kalamitza Bay

9.45am: Sent sea boat to investigate bay

9.55am: Course & speed as requisite for leaving Kalamitza

3.50pm: Cutter returned to ship

8.20pm: Course & speed as requisite for boarding Greek steamer Anthippi. Sent her to Port Mudros with armed guard. Boarding Officer: H Shaw-Liepman; Witnessing Officer: D E Walker

6 on sick list


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6 July 1915

At sea on patrol

Lat 39.5, Long 24.5

12.15am: Spoke Collier Transport Cecilia (uncertain transcription)

4.40am: Increased to 90 revs & closed SS ?M/Nicnomine (uncertain transcription), SS Braemar Castle & SS Annaberg

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.30am: Hands employed rigging coaling stay & as requisite

4.10pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Mudros Bay

4.40pm: Came to port anchor

5.18pm: Weighed & proceeded to Inner Harbour

5.40pm: Stopped

5.45pm: Came to port anchor

7.40pm: Collier alongside

5 on sick list


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7 July 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

5.15am: Hands employed coaling ship

10.20am: Coaling completed 335 tons

11.15am: Cast off collier

1.00pm: Discharged 1 MAA to Glory. 1 Pte RMLI rejoined from Bacchante

4.30pm: Discharged 1 OS to Cornwall. 1 OS joined ship from Cornwall. Discharged 1 RMLI to Lord Nelson

4 on sick list


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8 July 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

9.00am: Prayers

5 on sick list


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9 July 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

6 on sick list


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10 July 1915

Port Mudros & at sea

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

11.00am: Discharged damaged galley to collier Arthur Balfour

4.25pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for outer anchorage

4.54pm: Came to port anchor 2 shackles in 14 fathoms. Interpreter joined from Fauvette

5.35pm: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

10 on sick list


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11 July 1915

At sea on patrol

Lat 38.4, Long 25.4

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

5.00pm: Boarded Greek SV Moria. Boarding Officer: H B Northcote

9 on sick list


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12 July 1915

At sea on patrol

Lat 39.2, Long 23.5

3.20am: Sighted Psathara Light N55W

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.34am: Exercised Submarine attack

1.00pm: As requisite for passing through Skopelos channel

4.30pm: Boarded Greek sailing vessel Basiliki. Boarding Officer: W G Wood

10.50pm: Spoke French steamer Da~

9 on sick list


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13 July 1915

At sea on patrol

Lat 38.5, Long 24.4

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.20am: Course & speed as requisite for entering Kalamitza Bay

9.45am: 1st cutter left ship

9.47am: As requisite for leaving Kalamitza Bay

3.50pm: As requisite for picking up cutter

9 on sick list


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14 July 1915

No location given – they are at sea on patrol

Lat 37.9, Long 25.1

4.00am: Boarded Greek SS Antippio 6’ NW of Skyropulon. Boarding Officer: W G Wood; Witnessing Officer: L M Robinson

4.30am: Proceeded

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.20pm: Met HMS Endymion and Roberts

10.20pm: Zigzagging astern of convoy

7 on sick list


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15 July 1915

At sea on patrol

Lat 39.5, Long 25.2

4.30am: As requisite for catching convoy

7.00am: N7E zigzagging on starboard bows of convoy

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.50am: Submarine attack

9.53am: Opened fire on periscope on starboard

10.15am: Opened fire on periscope on starboard

10.20am: Opened fire on periscope on port bow

10.32am: Opened fire on object on port beam

2.24pm: Kombi Light abeam. Parted company with convoy. Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour

4.30pm: Turned over patrol to HMS Doris

4.35pm: Came to starboard anchor

6.45pm: Collier came alongside

7 on sick list


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16 July 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

5.30am: Commenced coaling

6.10am: Sailed HMS Venerable

10.50am: Coaling completed 440 tons

7 on sick list


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17 July 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

9.00am: Prayers

6.00pm: 10 boys joined ship from Endymion

8 on sick list


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18 July 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

5.40am: Working party of 20 men & 2 POs to Woodville

9.00am: RC Church Party to Venerable

9.30am: Divine Service

11.00am: RC Church party returned

7.30pm: Arrived HMS Doris

8.00pm: Working Party returned

7 on sick list


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19 July 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.15pm: Discharged one cot case to hospital ship

5 on sick list


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20 July 1915

Port Mudros & at Sea

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

4.23pm: Weighed & proceeded . Course & speed as requisite for leaving Port Mudros

5.00pm: Took over duties of patrol from Doris and proceeded

7 on sick list


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21 July 1915

At sea on patrol

Lat 38.6, Long 24.1

9.15am: Prayers

10.05am: Sent 1st cutter into Kumi to look for steamer. Course & speed as requisite for cruising in Kumi Bay

11.48am: Cutter returned

7 on sick list


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22 July 1915

At sea on patrol

Lat 38.0, Long 24.6

7.00am: Passed M29 (monitor)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

7.30am: As requisite for passing through Mykoni Channel

10.30am: As requisiste for passing north of Andros Island

7.00pm: Course as requisite for closing monitor M29

7.45pm: Course N9E. Reduced to 70 revs. Zigzagging ahead of monitor

8 on sick list


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23 July 1915

At sea on patrol

Lat 39.8, Long 24.8

5.00am: Course as requisite for escorting Monitor into harbour

6.00am: As requisite for entering & leaving Mudros Bay

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

1.20pm: Course as requisite for entering & leaving Trebuki Bay

5.00pm: As requisite for boarding sailing craft Agios Pandalana. Boarding Officer: H B Northcote

5.30pm: Proceeded as requisite for chasing 2 sailing ships.

7.30pm: Boarded SV Agios Trias and Augas Constanio. Boarding Officer: W G Wood

9.10pm: Sent Augas Constanio to Port Mudros for examination

10.05pm: Boarded SV Elini. Boarding Officer: H B Northcote

8 on sick list


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24 July 1915

At sea on patrol

Lat 38.8, Long 24.5

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.40am: Course & speed as requisite for cruising in Kalamitza Bay

12.10pm: Course & speed as requisite for leaving Kalamitza Bay

8.00pm: Passed French transport Caravallas with wire wound propellor.

8.25pm: Sent 1st Cutter to see if she needed assistance

10.00pm: French Transport proceeded

6 on sick list


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25 July 1915

Ziphano Channel and at sea

Lat 39.0, Long 25.1

7.30am: Holy Communion

9.50am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

9.00pm: Passed 2 Tugs with targets in tow for Port Mudros.

7 on sick list


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26 July 1915

From Ziphano Channel to Port Mudros and at sea cruising

Lat 37.4, Long 25.2

5.30am: As requisite for entering and leaving Mito harbour

7.30am: Course as requisite search Syphano Island

3.00pm: Passed two tugs & towing targets bound NNW

6 on sick list


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27 July 1915

From Ziphano Channel to Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

5.25am: As requisite for approaching Port Mudros

6.14am: Came to port anchor

8.00am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling

8.30am: Collier Liverpool alongside

9.10am: Commenced coaling

9.30am: Captain Jackson RN & 1 PO joined ship

9.45am: Discharged 1 interpreter to Doris

10.30am: Arrived HMS Edgar

2.45pm: One Canteen Manager joined ship from Edgar

3.45pm: Coaling completed

5 on sick list


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28 July 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

9.00am: Prayers

10.40am: Sent 1 Chief Carpenter’s Mate & Carpenter to Grafton

12 noon: Carpenter’s Party returned

7 on sick list


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29 July 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

6.30am: Sent Carpenters’ Party to Grafton

8.30am: Divisions & Prayers

1.00pm: Discharged 1 Yeoman of Signals to Grafton

5.30pm: Working Party returned from Grafton

8.30pm: 1 shipwright joined ship from Europa

9 on sick list


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30 July 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9 on sick list


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31 July 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

6.20pm: 1 Yeoman of Signals joined from Europa

6 on sick list


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915


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Cover of log book for August 1915.  Signed as a complete copy of the original log by  F H M Jackson, Captain


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Other half of cover of log book, signed by B C Porter as Navigating Officer


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1 August 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

6.30am: Both watches employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Sent RC Church Party to Venerable

9.20am: Divisions

9.50am: Divine Service

11.00am: Paid monthly money

11.10am: RC Church Party returned

1.15pm: Leave to Red & White watches & boys of same watches till 7.15pm

2.00pm: Sailed HMS Chatham

Fresh beef received: 210 lbs

Water distilled: 9.5 tons; expended: 5 tons; remaining: 16.5 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 12 tons; remaining: 900 tons

6 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 August 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

11.00am: Arrived HMS Hussar

4.10pm: Manned Arial Gun & furled QD awning for exercise

4.15pm: Re-spread QD awning

2 on sick list


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3 August 1915

Port Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

1.45pm: Arrived HMS Chatham

2 on sick list


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4 August 1915

Port Mudros to Kephalo

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers. Steam cutter & two cutters employed embarking troops

1.30pm: Read Warrant no 11

2.00pm: Discharged 1 A.B. to Europa for passage to Detention Quarters Malta

6.10pm: Discharged 1 Signalman to Europa

6.30pm: Weighed & proceeded to outer anchorage

6.55pm: Stopped & hoisted steam cutter

7.22pm: Proceeded as requisite for leaving outer anchorage

5 on sick list


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5 August 1915

Port Mudros to Kephalo

(No position given: Kephalo is Lat 40.2, Long 25.8)

5.00am: Course as requisite for entering Kephalo Bay

5.40am: Came to starboard anchor

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.20am: Both watches employed making bomb carriers & as requisite

5.30pm: 1 Chief SBS joined from Humber

3 on sick list


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6 August 1915

(No location or position given; at midday they are south of Tenedos Island, whose position is Lat 39.8, Long 26.0)

5.10am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour. Course & speed as requisite for rounding Kephalo

7.39am: As requisite for approaching south side of Tenedos

9.00am: Course as requisite waiting for troops

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

1.30pm – 3.30pm: Embarked 350 irregular troops

3.46pm: Proceeded 90 revs as requisite for rounding C Poncate

7.40pm: Stopped. HMS Jed came alongside & took 180 troops

8.45pm: Proceeded N71E 105 revs

11.10pm: Disembarked troops in ships boats 3' west of Xeros Islands

2 on sick list


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7 August 1915

(No location or position given: Xeros/Zeros Island is at Lat 40.6, Long 26.7)

4.50am: Boats returned & hoisted (they are ‘stopped west of Zeros Island’)

6.20am: Jed came alongside with wounded

7.30am: Jed cast off

7.40am: Opened fire with 6"

7.35am: Proceeded 70 revs as requisite to bombard shore North of Zeros Islands

8.20am: Stopped 2' SE of Xeros islands to watch Bulair Road

10.04am: Proceeded 90 revs

10.17am: Sounded off action

10.30am: Stopped. Sent boats to re-embark troops

11.00am: Bombarded shore to cover re-embarkation of troops

12.22pm: Jed alongside. Reembarked troops

2.07pm: Proceeded 105 revs

6.25pm: Course & speed as requisite for approaching anchorage south of Tenedos

6.40pm: Came to Port anchor 3 shackles 13 fathoms. Lowered all boats & disembarked troops

10.10pm: Weighed & proceeded

3 on sick list

(editor’s note: Minerva covered a feint attack at the head of the Gulf of Xeros in support of the Sulva bay landings)


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8 August 1915

From Tenedos to Mudros

(No position given: Port Mudros is Lat 39.8, Long 25.2)

9.20am: Conducted Funeral Service of N. Nash Boy 1st Class Killed in action (NASH, Harold V, Boy 1c, J 27290 (Po), illness – this entry has been amended to reflect the information in the log about his cause of death.)

9.50am: Divine Service

11.10am: Course & speed as requisite for entering Port Mudros

11.37am: Came to Starboard anchor

3.00pm: Discharged 15 wounded Greek Troops to Hospital

4.24pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Port Mudros

5.20pm: Komi Light House abeam 8'

11.06pm: Psara Lt abm 3.5’

3 on sick list


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9 August 1915

Port Mudros to Port Said

Lat 36.0, Long 27.4

1.55am: Sighted Pappas Light

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

12.30pm: Sighted Prasonisi Light House S69E

1.16pm: Prasonisi Light abeam

3 on sick list


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10 August 1915

Port Mudros to Port Said

Lat 31.7, Long 31.9

6.15am: Observed deviation 2oW

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

12 noon: Sighted Damietta Light S2E

2.56pm: Stopped to pick up pilot

3.05pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Port Said

4.00pm: Secured stern to Cherif Jetty & both anchors ahead

4 on sick list


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11 August 1915

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

5.15am: Coal lighters alongside, commenced coaling - Native labour -

10.45am: Coaling completed 503 Tons

6.00pm: Read warrant No 12

4 on sick list


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12 August 1915

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

9.00am: Prayers

10.00am: Hands employed drawing provisions & engineers stores & as requisite

5.00pm: Read Warrant no 13

5 on sick list


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13 August 1915

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

4.00am: Lit fires in steam cutter

6.30am: Port watch employed drawing provisions. Remainder of hands cleaning ship.

8.30am: Hands employed drawing provisions & painting down aloft

1.15pm: Both watches employed drawing provisions, painting ship & as requisite

10.40pm: Drew fires in steam cutter

Fresh beef received: 220 lbs; vegetables received: 600 lbs; bread received: 380 lbs

Water expended: 5 tons; remaining 16.5 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 9 tons; remaining: 934 tons

5 on sick list

(A sample complete log page)


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14 August 1915

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

8.00am: Prayers

7.00pm: Discharged 1 Chief Cook to Proserpine for Fox

8 on sick list


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15 August 1915

Port Said to Gulf of Sollum (now Gulf of El Salloum)

Lat 31.7, Long 31.3

5.44am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Port Said

6.45am: Stopped & dropped pilot

6.52am: Proceeded

8.35am: Sighted Damietta Light House S84W

9.40am: Divisions

10.30am: Held Divine Service

5.00pm: Observed deviation of standard 1.25E

11 on sick list


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16 August 1915

Port Said to Gulf of Sollum

Lat 31.8, Long 25.9

9.45am: Stopped and took over duties of patrol from Diana

10.00am: 1 A.B. joined ship from Diana. Received 1 AB RNR cell prisoner

11.20am: Proceeded

3.30pm: Course as requisite approaching Sollum

4.09pm: Came to starboard anchor

5.45pm: Discharged 1 SSB steward to Sadha

6.50pm: Weighed & shifted billet

7.05pm: Anchored

7.40pm: Submarine B11 secured alongside

9.00pm: Landed marines maxim guns crew at Sollum

10 on sick list


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17 August 1915

Sollum and at sea on patrol

(No position given: Gulf of Sollum is Lat 31.7, Long 25.4)

8.20am: Submarine B11 left & secured alongside Heroic

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

1.13pm: Weighed & proceeded

3.30pm: Stopped and signalled to Dufferin

4.12pm: Proceeded

5.30pm: Course as requisite approaching Sollum

5.53pm: Stopped engines in Sollum Bay

6.33pm: Proceeded

9 on sick list


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18 August 1915

Sollum and at sea on patrol

Lat 31.6, Long 25.4

7.35am: Course as requisite entering Sollum Bay

8.28am: Stopped. Sent cutter inshore with provisions.

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.04am: Proceeded

5.02pm: As requisite approaching Sollum

5.05pm: Came to starboard anchor

7.32pm: Weighed & proceeded

11 on sick list


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19 August 1915

Sollum and at sea on patrol

Lat 31.7, Long 25.5

6.54am: As requisite approaching Sollum

6.56am: Stopped & sent provisions ashore

7.50am: Proceeded as requisite leaving Sollum

10.20am: As requisite closing Heroic

11.00am: Proceeded

5.54pm: Course as requisite approaching Sollum

5.57pm: Stopped engines

6.36pm: Course & speed as requisite leaving Sollum

13 on sick list


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20 August 1915

Sollum and at sea on patrol

Lat 31.7, Long 26.0

8.25am: As requisite approaching Sollum

8.30am: Stopped. Sent provisions ashore

9.15am: As requiste leaving Sollum

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers

6.07pm: As requisite approaching Sollum

6.10pm: Stopped

6.54pm: Proceeded as requisite leaving Sollum

12 on sick list


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21 August 1915

At Sollum and at sea on patrol

(No position given)

8.39am: As requisite approaching Sollum

8.48am: Came to starboard anchor

11.00am: Received 3.5” wire from Scotia

1.32pm: Weighed starboard anchor. Course & speed as requisite leaving Sollum

5.55pm: As requisite approaching Sollum

5.57pm: Stopped

6.35pm: Proceeded as requisite leaving Sollum

14 on sick list


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22 August 1915

At Sollum and at sea on patrol

Lat 31.8, Long 26.0

9.30am: Divisions

9.45am: Divine Service

4.45pm: Course & speed as requisite approaching Sollum

4.51pm: Stopped

6.07pm: Course & speed as requisite leaving Sollum

14 on sick list


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23 August 1915

Sollum to Alexandria

Lat 31.7, Long 25.8

7.19am: Course & speed as requisite approaching Sollum

7.22am: Stopped

8.35am: Proceeded as requisite leaving Sollum

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

11.45am: Stopped. Turned over duties of patrol to Dufferin

12 noon: Proceeded

4.47pm: Ishaila island abeam 10'

7.15pm: Observed deviation of standard 2oW

21 on sick list


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24 August 1915

Gulf of Sollum to Alexandria

(No position given: Alexandria is Lat 31.2, Long 29.9)

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

9.25am: Hands employed as requisite entering harbour

9.42am: Course & speed as requisite passing through Great Pass

10.42am: Secured at starboard cable to N I Buoy

25 on sick list


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25 August 1915

Alexandria

(No position given: Alexandria is Lat 31.2, Long 29.9)

7.30am: Commenced coaling

8.45am: Received 5 seedie boys under arrest from HMS Raven

2.30pm: Coaling completed

21 on sick list


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26 August 1915

Alexandria to Port Said

Lat 31.6, Long 30.3

12.15am: 1 Tindall joined from HMS Raven (a Tindall was a rating roughly equivalent to a petty officer)

8.04am: Slipped from No 1 Buoy. Course & speed as requisite leaving Alexandria Harbour

11.00am: Sighted Rosetta Light S85E

2.25pm: Sighted Brulos Light S55E

8.00pm: Sighted Port Said Light S26E

9.25pm: Stopped. Picked up pilot

9.40pm: Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite entering Port Said

10.23pm: Let go starboard anchor

10.32pm: Let go port anchor & secured stern to Cherif Jetty

18 on sick list


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27 August 1915

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

9.40am: Proserpine sailed

10.30am: Arrived HMS Proserpine

2.30pm: Dishcarged Lieutenant W G Wood RNR

11.20pm: 4 leave breakers returned on board with escort

19 on sick list


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28 August 1915

Port Said to Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

8.20am: Pilot on board

8.30am: Weighed both anchors & proceeded through Canal

2.00pm: Entered Lake Timsah

2.15pm: Changed pilots

4.32pm: Came to port anchor 2 shackles in 6 fathoms in Great Bitter Lake

16 on sick list


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29 August 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.00am: 2 POs, 1 Leading Stoker, & 8ABs left ship for house boats

9.00am: Sailed (south) HMS Fox

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

7.40pm: Barge(d) left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

17 on sick list


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30 August 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.30am: Barge and steam cutter returned

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

4.30pm: Read Warrant no 14

7.20pm: Armed barge left ship for patrol

9.00pm: Vigilant left ship for patrol

18 on sick list


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31 August 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

8.45am: Armed barge returned

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

11.30am: 1 Signalman rejoined ship

7.15pm: Armed barge left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

15 on sick list


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915


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Cover of log book for September 1915.  Signed as a complete copy of the original log by  F H M Jackson, Captain


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Other half of cover of log book, signed by B C Porter as Navigating Officer


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1 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.25am: Steam cutter and barge returned

6.00am: Vigilant left for Ismailia

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers. Gunnery & Torpedo Training classes to instruction. Galley’s crew about their boat, remainder as requisite

2.00pm: Gunnery & Torpedo Training classes to instruction, remainder of hands employed painting ship

7.15pm: Barge left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left ship for patrol

Fresh beef received: 220 lbs; vegetables: 400 lbs; bread 390 lbs

Water expended: 4.5 tons; remaining: 30 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 10 tons; remaining: 810 tons

16 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

1.30am: Vigilant returned from Ismailia

5.40am: Steam cutter and barge returned from patrol

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.44am: Weighed port anchor. Shifted billet with help of tug

9.55am: Came to port anchor

11.30am: 1 Patt 4 Lantern Signalling lost by accident

12.45pm: Mr Calder pilot left ship

4.30pm: Read Warrants nos 15, 16, & 17

7.30pm: Barge left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

13 on sick list


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3 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.00am: Vigilant and barges returned from patrol. Vigilant left for Ismailia

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

3.30pm: Interpreter joined ship

6.30pm: Vigilant returned from Ismailia

7.15pm: Cutter left ship for patrol duties

9.00pm: Vigilant left ship for patrol

7 on sick list


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4 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.20am: Cutter returned from patrol

8.10am: Vigilant returned from patrol

7.25pm: Cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Vigilant left for patrol

8 on sick list


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5 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.30am: Vigilant and cutter returned

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Held Divine Service

7.15pm: Cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol


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6 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

4.00am: Vigilant left for patrol

6.15am: Vigilant returned & left for Ismailia

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.15am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

9.20am: Both watches employed Training Classes to Instruction, Gunlayers to dotter, remainder refitting & as requisite. Read Warrant no 18

2.00pm: Both watches employed. Boys & OS to Instruction. Remainder as requisite

6.30pm: Vigilant returned from Ismailia

7.00pm: Received one prisoner from Hopper no 34 for 14 days cells (Hoppers are a kind of barge, involved in the defence of the Suez Canal. ‘The canal itself was patrolled by the six torpedo-boats which had been specially sent from Malta, and a flotilla of armed tugs and launches, provided by the Canal Company, and manned by ratings from the Royal Navy. (These craft were armed with a 12-pounder or a 3-pounder and one Maxim, and had steel protection for the wheel and boilers. As parent ships there was a canal hopper in each section, and they were fitted with a search-light on a platform high enough to clear the banks.’)

8.00pm: Cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Vigilant left for patrol

Fresh beef received: 280 lbs; vegetables received: 365 lbs; bread received: 390 lbs

Water expended: 5 tons; remaining: 6 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 12 tons; remaining: 760 tons

8 on sick list

(A sample complete log page)


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7 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.30am: Vigilant and cutter returned from patrol

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

7.30pm: Cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

9 on sick list


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8 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

diving boat

7.00am: Vigilant left for Ismailia

9.00am: GTC rigging diving boat

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.30am: Divers carried out monthly dip

10.30am: PO Birch joined from Vulcan & PO Scrivens discharged to Vulcan

7.20pm: Armed cutter left for patrol. Vigilant returned from Ismailia

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

9 on sick list


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9 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

4.00am: Vigilant left for patrol

6.30am: Vigilant and cutter returned

8.30am: Party employed drawing stores from collier Incemore

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

7.15pm: Cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

5 on sick list


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10 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.00am: Vigilant left for Ismailia. Steam cutter & cutter returned from patrol

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

6.30pm: Vigilant returned from Ismailia

7.00pm: Cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Vigilant left for patrol.

5 on sick list


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11 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.40am: Armed cutters returned

9.15am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

7.00pm: Armed cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Vigilant left for patrol

9 on sick list


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12 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.40am: Vigilant and cutter returned from patrol

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

7.10pm: Armed cutter left ship

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

6 on sick list


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13 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.50am: Steam cutter & cutter returned from patrol

6.00am: Vigilant returned from Ismailia. Discharged 1 AB to Hopper no 34

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

6.30pm: Vigilant returned from Ismailia

7.00pm: Cutter left for patrol

9.10pm: Vigilant left for patrol

3 on sick list


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14 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

3.30am: Steam cutter left for patrol

6.30am: Vigilant & cutter returned from patrol

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

7.00pm: Cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

4 on sick list


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15 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.00am: Discharged Acting Gunner Angel & 1 L.S. to Proserpine

6.20am: Cutter returned from patrol

6.50am: Steam cutter left for military patrol

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.20am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

7.00pm: Cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left ship for patrol

11.45pm: Vigilant returned from Ismailia

5 on sick list


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16 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.30am: Cutter and steam cutter returned from patrol

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

7.05pm: Armed cutter left ship

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

6 on sick list


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17 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.45am: Cutters and steam cutter returned from patrol

6.00am: Vigilant left for Ismailia

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

6.30pm: Vigilant returned from Ismailia. I AB joined from Hopper No 34

7.00pm: Cutter left ship for patrol

9.00pm: Vigilant left for patrol

8 on sick list


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18 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

3.30am: Steam cutter left for military patrol

6.00am: Vigilant and cutter returned from patrol

9.00am: Divisions with night clothing

4.30pm: Read Warrant no 19

7.00pm: Cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Vigilant left for patrol.

7 on sick list


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19 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.30am: Vigilant and cutter returned from patrol

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

7.00pm: Cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter for patrol

5 on sick list


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20 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.45am: Vigilant left for Ismailia. Discharged 1 OS & 1 Pte RMLI to hospital

6.00am: Steam cutter & cutter returned

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

6.30pm: Vigilant returned from Ismailia

9.00pm: Vigilant left for patrol.

3 on sick list


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21 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.15am: Vigilant and cutter returned

3.00pm: Arrived HMS Jupiter

5.00pm: Sailed HMS Jupiter (south)

7.00pm: Cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

3 on sick list


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22 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.00am: Steam cutter & cutter returned from patrol

6.30am: Vigilant left for Ismailia

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

6.30pm: Vigilant returned from Ismailia

7.00pm: Cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

3 on sick list


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23 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.05am: Steam cutter & cutter returned from patrol

9.00am: Gunnery & Torpedo Training clases to Instruction, remainder of hands employed drawing canteen stores from SS Isle of Mull

7.00pm: Cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

2 on sick list


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24 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.05am: Steam cutter & cutter returned

6.45am: Vigilant left for Ismailia

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

6.40pm: Vigilant returned from Ismailia

7.05pm: Cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

2 on sick list


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25 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.50am: Steam cutter & cutter left for patrol

11.00am: Vigilant returned from Suez with officers forming Court of Enquiry

1.00pm: Held Court of Enquiry

6.00pm: Finished Court of Enquiry

7.00pm: Vigilant left for Suez with officers of Court

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

5 on sick list


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26 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.00am: Steam cutter & cutter returned

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

2.00pm: Motor boat Memphis arrived to relieve Vigilant

5.00pm: Vigilant turned over to Hopper No.35

7.00pm: Cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

4 on sick list


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27 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

4.15am: Memphis left for patrol

5.45am: Memphis & cutter returned

6.30am: Japanese T.B.D Uakasi passed (South)

7.00am: Memphis left for Ismailia

9.00am: Steam cutter returned

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

6.45pm: Barge left ship for patrol

7.00pm: Memphis returned from Ismailia

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

6 on sick list


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28 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.30am: Barge returned from patrol

7.15am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

6.45pm: Barge left ship for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left ship for patrol

6 on sick list


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29 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.30am: Steam cutter & barge returned from patrol

7.00am: Memphis left for Ismailia

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

12.15pm: Received water from water tank

6.00pm: 1 Chief Tindal, 1 second Tindal & 5 seedie boys joined ship

6.45pm: Cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

5 on sick list


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30 September 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.00am: Steam cutter & sailing cutter returned from patrol

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.15am: 1 L.S. & 3 A.B.s joined from SS Roma

11.00am: Received stores from SS Roma

6.45am: Barge left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

2 on sick list


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915


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Cover of log book for October 1915.  Signed as a complete copy of the original log by  F H M Jackson, Captain


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Other half of cover of log book, signed by B C Porter as Navigating Officer


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1 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

4.15am: Memphis left ship for patrol.

5.40am: Armed barge & Memphis returned

7.00am: Memphis left for Ismailia. Hands employed cleaning ship

9.10am: Divisions and prayers. Inspected small arms

10.15am: Hands employed scrubbing canvas gear and as requisite

11.00am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

2.00pm: Gunnery & Torpedo Training classes to instruction, OS & Boys to boat pulling, remainder as requisite

6.15pm: Memphis returned from Ismailia

6.45pm: Armed barge left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

Fresh beef received: 220 lbs; vegetables: 400 lbs

Water expended: 4 tons; remaining: 24 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 8 tons; remaining: 517 tons

2 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.00am: Steam cutter & Barge returned

9.00am: Divisions, aired night clothing

2.00pm: Discharged 1 AB to Lubeck

6.35pm: Armed cutter left ship for patrol

9.00pm: Memphis left for patrol

2 on sick list


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3 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.45am: Memphis & cutter returned

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

6.45pm: Armed barge left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

2 on sick list


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4 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

7.00am: Memphis left for Ismailia

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

6.30pm: Cutter left for patrol

7.15pm: Memphis returned from Ismailia with body of Aylmer Geoffrey Stacey, Captain RMLI, male aged 29, nationality English, cause of death organic heart disease syncope, probably accelerated by shock due to immersion

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

2 on sick list


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5 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.45am: Steam and second cutter returned

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

6.40pm: Armed cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam boat left for patrol

10.00pm: Tug Mainstay arrived & secured alongside

4 on sick list


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6 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.05am: Armed cutter returned to ship

7.00am: Funeral party with the body of the late Captain Stacey RMLI left ship in Mainstay for Suez (he was buried in what is now the Suez War Memorial Cemetery;)

8.30am: Memphis left ship with officers attending funeral

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.00am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

4.00pm: Half masted colours.

4.30pm: Re-hoisted colours

6.45pm: Armed cutter left ship

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol.

9.20pm: Memphis returned from Suez

10.25pm: Mainstay returned with funeral party

10.50pm: Mainstay returned to Hopper 32

3 on sick list


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7 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.45am: Steam cutter & cutter returned

8.20am: Landed Boys & OS small arm companies

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

11.45am: Landing party returned

6.45pm: Armed cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

3 on sick list


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8 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.00am: Steam cutter and cutter returned to ship

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

5.30pm: Memphis returned from Ismailia

6.00pm: Received 1 cell prisoner from Egmont II

6.30pm: Cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol:

11.50pm: Received 1 rating from tug Sylph for medical treatment

6 on sick list


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9 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.30am: Armed cutter returned

9.00am: Aired night clothing

9.45am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

5.00pm: Read warrant no 20

8.30pm: Discharged 1 AB to hopper no 2

9.00pm: Memphis left for patrol

6.45pm: Armed cutter left for patrol

6 on sick list


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10 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.40am: Motor boat and armed cutter returned

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

6.45pm: Armed cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

4 on sick list


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11 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.45am: Armed cutter returned

7.00am: Memphis left for Ismailia

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

5.45pm: Memphis returned from Ismailia. 1 Pte RNLI from hospital, 1 AB from hospital & 1 AB from detention barracks rejoined ship

6.15pm: Armed cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

5 on sick list


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12 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.00am: Armed cutter returned

8.30am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

6.15pm: Cutter left for patrol

8.30pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

10.30pm: Discharged cordite and effects of late Capt Stacey RMLI to Hopper 32

11.30pm: Lieut Garston RIM joined ship

7 on sick list


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13 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.40am: Steam cutter & armed cutter returned

7.00am: Memphis left for Ismailia

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

5.45pm: Memphis returned from Ismailia

6.30pm: Cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

8 on sick list


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14 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.05am: Steam cutter & armed cutter returned

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

6.30pm: Cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

7 on sick list


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15 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.00am: Armed cutter left for patrol

7.00am: Memphis left for Ismailia. Discharged 1 AB to hospital

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

5.45pm: Memphis returned from Ismailia

6.30am: Armed cutter left for patrol

9.00am: Steam cutter left for patrol

3 on sick list


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16 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.00am: Cutter & steam cutter returned

6.00am: Discharged 1 Cell Prisoner to Lady Molly

6.15pm: Armed cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Memphis left for patrol.

3 on sick list


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17 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.10am: Memphis & armed cutter returned

9.00am: Received stores from SS Bilbotes (uncertain transcription)

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

6.30pm: Armed cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

3 on sick list


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18 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.55am: Steam cutter & cutter returned

7.00am: Memphis left for Ismailia

8.20am: Landed Marines Detachment for drill

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

11.30am: Marine Detachment returned on board

5.50pm: Memphis returned from Ismailia

6.30pm: Armed cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

5 on sick list


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19 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.50am: Steam cutter & cutter returned

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

6.30pm: Armed cutter left ship

9.00pm: Steam cutter left ship

4 on sick list


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20 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.00am: Armed barge returned

7.00am: Memphis left for Ismailia

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

5.50pm: Memphis returned from Ismailia:

6.15pm: Armed barge left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

5 on sick list


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21 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.50am: Armed barge returned

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.20am: All boats away under sail

10.45am: French TB no. 250 arrived

1.35pm: All boats away under sail

3.30pm: French TB no 250 sailed

6.30pm: Armed barge left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

3 on sick list


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22 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.50am: Steam cutter & cutter returned

7.00am: Memphis left for Ismailia

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

6.30pm: Armed cutter left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

2 on sick list


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23 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake

No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.50am: Steam cutter & cutter returned

9.00am: Divisions. Aired night clothing

6.30pm: Armed cutter left ship

9.00pm: Steam cutter left ship

2 on sick list


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24 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.30am: Steam cutter & cutter returned

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

6.15pm: Armed barge left for patrol

9.00pm: Memphis left for patrol.

2 on sick list


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25 October 1915

Great Bitter Lake to Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

5.15am: Armed barge returned

5.50am: Weighed and proceeded as requsite through Canal towards Port Said

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

1.55pm: Passed HMS Proserpine proceeding south

2.20pm: Let go starboard anchor secured stern to Navy house Port Said. 1 ATO & 1 Sergeant RMLI joined ship. Hoisted VA’s flag

8.30pm: Landed patrol

10.30pm: Patrol returned

2 on sick list


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26 October 1915

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

6.30am: Commenced coaling, native labour

11.15am: Coaling completed 645 tons

3 on sick list


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27 October 1915

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

10.00am: 1 AB joined ship, also 1 Pte RMLI

2.00pm: Discharged 1 sergeant RMLI & 1 officers steward to Star of England

4.30pm: Landed patrol

10.35pm: Patrol returned

3 on sick list


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28 October 1915

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

7.00am: O.O.G. boarded French cruiser Amiral Charner

8.10am: HMS Scotia arrived

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

4.40pm: Landed patrol

10.35pm: Patrol returned

3 on sick list


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29 October 1915

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.45am: Sailed H.M.S Fox

4.00pm: Arrived French cruiser Guichen

4.40pm: Arrived Proserpine

6.50pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to 'Proserpine'

7.00pm: Discharged 1 Mechanic & 1 prisoner at large to Proserpine

8.00pm: Struck V.A;s flag

3 on sick list


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30 October 1915

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

9.30am: Discharged 1 Signalman & 1 Private RMLI to Proserpine

1.40pm: 1 Private joined ship. I Pte RMLI discharged to Proserpine

5.00pm: Landed patrol

10.30pm: Patrol returned

2 on sick list


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31 October 1915

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

9.30am: Landed R.C's, Wesleyans & Presbyterians

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

11.30am: Church parties returned

4.30pm: Landed patrol

9.30pm: Patrol returned

2 on sick list


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915


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Cover of log book for November 1915.  Signed as a complete copy of the original log by  F H M Jackson, Captain


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Other half of cover of log book, signed by B C Porter as Navigating Officer


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1 November 1915

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.30am: Arrived HMS Cornwall

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.30am: Marines to 6” loaders, Nos 8 of all guns to control drill. OS & boys to boat pulling. Remainder as requisite

11.30am: Paid monthly money

1.00pm: Special leave to White & Blue watches from 4.15 till 10.30pm

1.30pm: Both watches employed as requisite

4.30pm: Landed patrol

10.30pm: Liberty men returned

Fresh beef received: 226 lbs; vegetables: 400 lbs; bread: 400 lbs

Water distilled: 4 tons; expended: 4 tons; remaining: 19.5 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 7 tons; remaining 896 tons

2 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 November 1915

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

5.45am: Sailed HMS Cornwall

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

4.30pm: Landed patrol

10.30pm: Patrol returned

1 on sick list


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3 November 1915

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

6.00pm: Landed patrol

10.35pm: Patrol returned

0 on sick list


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4 November 1915

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

4.30pm: Landed patrol

10.30pm: Patrol returned

0 on sick list


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5 November 1915

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

5.00pm: Landed patrol

0 on sick list


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6 November 1915

Port Said to The Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: Ismailia is at Lat 30.6, Long 32.3)

1.30am: Patrol returned

6.50am: Pilot on board

7.12am: Weighed port anchor

7.24am: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded as requisite through Canal

1.30pm: Changed pilots at Ismailia

3.32pm: Came to port anchor

6.15pm: Armed barge left for patrol

6.30pm: Memphis returned from Ismailia

9.00pm: Motor boat left for patrol

2 on sick list


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7 November 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.10am: Memphis & barge returned

7.55am: Pilot left ship

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

6.00pm: Armed barge left ship for patrol

7.30pm: Lieut McCurdy left ship

9.00pm: Memphis left for patrol

3 on sick list


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8 November 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

4.45am: Memphis returned from patrol

5.00am: Armed barge returned

7.00am: Memphis left for Ismailia

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

5.30pm: Memphis returned from Ismailia

6.00pm: Armed barge left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam Cutter left for patrol

3 on sick list


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9 November 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.50am: Steam cutter & barge returned

6.30am: 1 PO joined ship

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

12.40pm: Received stores & 1 whaler from SS Indiana

6.30pm: Armed Barge left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

2 on sick list


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10 November 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.45am: Steam cutter & barge returned

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

6.00pm: Armed barge left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

3 on sick list


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11 November 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.40am: Steam cutter returned for patrol

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

4 on sick list


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12 November 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.45am: Memphis left for Ismailia

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

5.45pm: Memphis returned from Ismailia

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for Patrol

4 on sick list


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13 November 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

2.45am: Captain Prynne /RMLI joined the ship

6.00am: Steam Cutter returned from patrol.

9.00pm: Memphis left for patrol

3 on sick list


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14 November 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.15am: Memphis returned from patrol

9.30am: Divisions

9.50am: Divine Service

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

2 on sick list


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15 November 1915

Great Bitter Lake to Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

5.50am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite through Great Bitter Lake

6.10am: Pilot came on board

8.40am: Passed Ismailia

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

2.00pm: Arrived in Port Said

2.25pm: Let go port anchor and secured stern to Navy House

5.30pm: 8 sick ratings joined from Proserpine

5.00pm: Landed patrol

8.45pm: Patrol returned

9.00pm: Hoisted VA's flag & took over duties of Guardship

2 on sick list


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16 November 1915

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

6.00am: Proserpine sailed

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

5.00pm: Landed Patrol

7.00pm: 1 P.O. joined from Hospital

9.30pm: Patrol returned

2 on sick list


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17 November 1915

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

8.00am: Sent working parties to Scotia, Trifels & Navy House

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

12.45pm: HMS Implacable arrived and secured to Sharif wharf

3.00pm: 1 chief ERA  joined from Venus

6.00pm: Landed patrol

9.00pm: Patrol returned

0 on sick list


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18 November 1915

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

7.30am: Working party to Scotia

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.30am: Discharged 1 AB RNR to Alice

5.00pm: Landed Patrol

6.00pm: 8 seamen, 2 Signalmen 5 boys & 1 cooks mate joined from Alexandria

9.00pm: Patrol returned

1 on sick list


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19 November 1915

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

5.30pm: Landed Patrol

2 on sick list


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20 November 1915

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

7.00am: Engineer Lieutenant Commander F.F. May & 5 Signal Ratings joined ship

7.30am: Discharged Engineer Commander E C Smith to HMS Magnificent

9.00am: Divisions

12.30pm: Arrived HMS Terrible

4.30pm: Landed Patrol

9.00pm: Patrol returned

1 on sick list


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21 November 1915

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

6.45am: R.C. church Party to Implacable

9.15am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

9.30am: Divisions

10.15am: Divine Service

10.45am: 1 AB joined from Hospital

11.30am: Church parties returned

2.00pm: Received 1 Sub Lieutenant RNR under open arrest from HMS Raven

4.45pm: Discharged 1 OS & 6 boys to Implacable

9.00pm: Patrol returned

2 on sick list


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22 November 1915

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

12.20am: Proceeded HMS Terrible

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

5.00pm: Landed Patrol

9.30pm: Patrol returned

11.40pm: 1 officers steward joined ship

1 on sick list


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23 November 1915

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

5.50am: Discharged 1 officers steward to shore

6.00am: Landed Marines for drill

7.30am: Marines returned

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

2.45pm: Arrived HMS Proserpine

5.15pm: Transfered VA's flag to Proserpine

9.00pm: Discharged 1 signalman to Proserpine

4 on sick list


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24 November 1915

Port Said to Ismailia

(No position given: Ismailia is at Lat 30.6, Long 32.3)

6.40am: Pilot on board

7.00am: Weighed & proceeded South through Suez Canal

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers. Read Court martial Return & articles of war.

10.45am: Secured at Km. 40.2

11.20am: Proceeded south

3.00pm: Came to port anchor 2 shackles in 4.5 fathoms in Ismailia Gare

3.50pm: Pilot left

3 on sick list


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25 November 1915

Ismailia to Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: Ismailia is at Lat 30.6, Long 32.3)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.30am: Pilot on board

11.00am: 1Pte RMLI joined from hospital

11.30am: Weighed & proceeded South

2.30pm: Came to port anchor

2.50pm: Transferred pilot to HMS Venus

3.00pm: Sailed HMS Venus

9.00pm: Memphis left for patrol.

4 on sick list


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26 November 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.10am: Memphis returned

7.15am: HMS Lunka passed (south)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

7 on sick list


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27 November 1915

Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.00am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

7.00am: Memphis left for Ismailia

9.00am: Divisions

6.30pm: Memphis returned from Ismailia

7.00pm: 12 seedie boys joined ship

9.00pm: Steam cutter left ship for patrol

6 on sick list


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28 November 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.00am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

4 on sick list


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29 November 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.10am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

7.00am: Memphis sailed for Ismailia

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

4 on sick list


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30 November 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

4.45am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

5.55pm: Memphis returned from Ismailia

9.00pm: steam cutter left for patrol

3 on sick list


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915


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Cover of log book for December 1915.  Signed as a complete copy of the original log by  F H M Jackson, Captain


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Other half of cover of log book, signed by B C Porter as Navigating Officer


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1 December 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.15am: Steam cutter returned from patrol. Hands employed cleaning ship

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.20am: Gunnery training class to instruction; remainder of hands as requisite

11.15am: Paid monthly money

1.15pm: G, T & S classes to instruction, remainder of hands as requisite

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

Provisions received: 226 lbs fresh meat; 420 lbs vegetables

Fresh water: distilled 5 tons; expended 4 tons; remaining 32 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 8 tons; remaining 603 tons

1 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 December 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.00am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers. Memphis left for Ismailia

6.45pm: Memphis returned from Ismailia

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

3 on sick list


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3 December 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.05am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

9.00pm: Steam cutter left ship for patrol

2 on sick list


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4 December 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.00am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

8.00am: Memphis left for Ismailia

9.00am: Divisions

10.20am: HMS M No 21 arrived & anchored astern

12.35pm: HMS M No 21 weighed and proceeded

6.00pm: Memphis returned from Ismailia

9.00pm: Steam cutter left ship for patrol

4 on sick list


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5 December 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.00am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

9.15am: Two cell prisoners from Hopper 35 came on board

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

2 on sick list


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6 December 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.00am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

7.00am: Memphis left for Ismailia. 1 Seedie Boy discharged to hospital

9.00am: Divisions and Prayers

5.30pm: Armed barge left ship

5.45pm: Memphis returned from Ismailia

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

12 midnight: Armed barge reported 'all well'

1 on sick list


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7 December 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.05am: Steam cutter and barge returned from patrol

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

10.00am: French TB anchored off ship

2.30pm: French TB weighed and proceeded south

5.45pm: Armed barge left ship

9.00pm: Steam cutter left ship for patrol

0 on sick list


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8 December 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

2.00am: Armed barge signalled ‘all well’

4.00am: Armed barge signalled ‘all well’

6.30am: Steam cutter and barge left ship for patrol

7.00am: Memphis left ship for Ismailia

9.00am: Divisions and Prayers

5.45pm: Armed barge left ship for patrol

6.00pm: Hopper 35 anchored off ship. Drew stores

6.10pm: Memphis returned. 1 PO joined ship

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

10.00pm: Barge signalled ‘all well’

12 midnight: Barge signalled ‘all well’

0 on sick list


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9 December 1915

In Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

2.00am: Barge signalled ‘all well’

6.15am: Steam cutter and barge returned from patrol

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

10.00am: HMS M23 anchored off ship

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 25

5.45pm: Armed barge left ship

9.00pm: Steam cutter left ship for patrol

11.00pm: Barge signalled ‘all well’

1 on sick list


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10 December 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

3.00am: Barge signalled ‘all well’

6.00am: Steam cutter and barge returned from patrol

7.00am: Memphis left ship for Ismailia

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

12 noon: Hopper 35 anchored off ship

3.25pm: Hopper 35 weighed and proceeded South

5.45pm: Armed barge left ship for patrol duties

7.00pm: Memphis returned from Ismailia

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

12 midnight: Cutter reported ‘all well’

2 on sick list


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11 December 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

4.15am: Barge signalled 'all well'

6.15am: Steam cutter and barge returned from patrol

9.00am: Divisions - air night clothing

3.45pm: HMS Perth arrived from North and anchored

4.30pm: HMS Perth weighed and proceeded south

5.45pm: Armed barge left ship for patrol

8.00pm: Barge reported 'all well'

9.00pm: Steam cutter left ship for patrol

1 on sick list


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12 December 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.20am: Steam cutter and barge returned from patrol

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

8.00am: Lost overboard by accident: Shovel Patt. 2497

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

5.45pm: Armed barge left for patrol

6.00pm: Evening Service

9.00pm: Steam cutter left ship for patrol

1 on sick list


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13 December 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.00am: Memphis left for Ismailia

6.15am: Steam cutter and barge returned from patrol

7.15am: Laid out kedge anchor

8.30am: Landing party left ship

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

9.15am: ~ Lo, T2, S. So & Control Parties fired subcalibre at shore target. Remainder as requisite

10.55am: Ceased firing. Cleaned out guns.

11.40am: Landing party returned on board

1.40pm: G & S training classes to instruction, remainder as requisite

3.45pm: Weighed kedge anchor

5.45pm: Barge left ship for patrol

6.00pm: 1 P.O. joined ship from tug Vulcan. Discharged 1 P.O. to Vulcan

9.00pm: Steam cutter left ship for patrol

Provisions received: 226 lbs fresh meat; 420 lbs vegetables; 420 lbs bread

Fresh water: distilled 5 tons; expended 3.5 tons; remaining 14.5 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 8 tons; remaining: 508 tons

2 on sick list

(A sample complete log page)


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14 December 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.00am: Memphis left ship for patrol

6.00am: Memphis and barge returned from patrol

8.15am: Landing party left ship

9.10am: Divisions

1.00pm: HMS Implacable passed and transferred Lieutenant Jones RNR & 8 ratings

3.40pm: Landing party returned on board. Lost while trenching: Shovel Patt. 6463

5.45pm: Barge left for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

1 on sick list


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15 December 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.15am: Steam cutter and barge returned from patrol

6.45am: Memphis left for Farid. Lieutenant McKirdy RNR left ship. (Farid is part of Ismailia)

9.10am: Divisions

9.25am: Cleared ship for action

9.45am: Commenced action firing at target on shore

11.00am: Secured

12 noon: Lost overboard by accident 1 marlin spike

5.45pm: Barge left ship for patrol

9.30pm: Memphis returned from Farid

10.00pm: Steam cutter left ship for patrol

2 on sick list


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16 December 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.30am: Steam cutter and Barge returned from Patrol

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

5.45pm: Barge left for Patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for Patrol

4 on sick list

(One transcriber added this touching note: My father's birth date. US Marine, Pacific Campaign WW2).


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17 December 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.00am: Steam cutter returned. Memphis & dinghy left

6.45am: Steam cutter left for Farid

7.00am: Barge returned from patrol

9.10am: Divisions

9.40am: Steam cutter returned from Farid

11.00am: Motor boat and dinghy returned

12.55pm: Hopper 35 arrived from South & anchored

3.20pm: Hopper 35 weighed and proceeded South

5.45pm: Barge left ship for patrol

9.00pm: Steam cutter left ship for patrol

4 on sick list


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18 December 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.00am: Steam cutter and barge returned

9.00am: Divisions – aired night clothing

1.15pm: Arrived Collier Transport Arranmore.  Drew Stores

5.45pm: Armed barge left for patrol

6.00pm: Sub-Lieutenant RNR joined from RN Depot Port Said

10.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

10.30pm: Memphis left to relieve Steam Cutter

4 on sick list


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19 December 1915

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.45am: Memphis and barge returned from patrol

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

9.30am: Divisions

10.30am: Divine Service

1.10pm: Arrived HMS Jupiter from South. Sent stores to Jupiter.

4.30pm: Read Warrants Nos 26 & 27. 90 days detention

5.45pm: Barge left ship for patrol

6.00pm: Evening Service

9.00pm: Steam cutter left ship for patrol

3 on sick list


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20 December 1915

Great Bitter Lake to Little Bitter Lake (Kilo. 131)

(No position given)

6.25am: Steam cutter and barge returned from patrol

6.45am: Memphis left for Farid with 2 prisoners and escort

9.00am: Divisions and Prayers

9.20am: Weighed port anchor

11.10am: Secured kilo 131

7.45pm: Memphis returned from Farid

3 on sick list


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21 December 1915

Kilometre 131 (Suez Canal)

(No position given)

7.20am: Discharged 1 AB & 1 Stoker 1st class to Implacable

9.25am: Divisions and Prayers

3 on sick list


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22 December 1915

Kilometre 131 (Suez Canal) to Ismailia

(No position given: Ismailia is at Lat 30.6, Long 32.3)

6.15am: Memphis left for Ismailia

6.50am: Ship proceeded south; course and speed as requisite

9.20am: Entered Suez Bay

9.50am: Re-entered Canal & proceeded North

1.00pm: Stopped in Great Bitter Lake

2.15pm: Proceeded

3.55pm: Came to starboard bower in 6.5 fathoms at Ismailia

4.45pm: Landed liberty men

10.00pm: Liberty men and patrol returned on board

2 on sick list


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23 December 1915

Ismailia

(No position given: Ismailia is at Lat 30.6, Long 32.3)

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

3.45pm: Arrived Dutch Erzehag Heinrich

4.15pm: Erzehag Heinrich proceeded north

3 on sick list


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24 December 1915

Ismailia

(No position given: Ismailia is at Lat 30.6, Long 32.3)

2 on sick list


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25 December 1915

Ismailia

(No position given: Ismailia is at Lat 30.6, Long 32.3)

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

9.10am: Divisions

9.30am: Divine Service

1.15pm: Landed patrol and liberty men

9.45pm: Patrol and liberty men returned on board

4 on sick list


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26 December 1915

Ismailia to Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

8.45am: Pilot came on board

8.55am: Weighed starboard anchor, as requisite, leaving Ismailia

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers

10.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

11.40am: Came to starboard bower with 2 shackles out in 6.5 fathoms

12 noon: Pilot left ship. French Cruiser Montcalm passed

1.05pm: Sailed: HMS Jupiter

4.30pm: Memphis arrived from Ismailia

5.45pm: Barge left for patrol

6.00pm: Evening service

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

4 on sick list


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27 December 1915

In Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.45am: Memphis and barge returned from patrol

9.00am: Stores brought by tug Sarah Jolliffe

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

5.45pm: Barge left for patrol

4 on sick list


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28 December 1915

In Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.30am: Barge and Steam Cutter returned from patrol

7.00am: Memphis left for Ismailia

8.30am: Landing party left ship

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

11.50am: Landing party returned on board

4.30pm: Read Warrant no 28. Deprived of 1 G.C badge (Good Conduct badge)

5.45pm: Barge left for patrol; Memphis returned from Ismailia

9.00pm: Steam Cutter left for patrol

4 on sick list


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29 December 1915

In Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.30am: Steam Cutter and barge returned from patrol

7.30am: Landing Party left ship

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

12.55pm: Landing party returned on board

5.45pm: Barge left ship for patrol

7.00pm: Received two cases of stores from SS Blackfriargate

9.00pm: Steam Cutter and dinghy left ship for patrol

5 on sick list


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30 December 1915

Great Bitter Lake to Ismailia

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.00am: Memphis left to relieve Steam Cutter

7.00am: Memphis and barge returned

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

9.40am: Steam cutter and dinghy returned

12.30pm: Memphis left for Ismailia

12.40pm: Arrived HMS Venus arrived and anchored

2.25pm: Arrived HMS Jupiter and anchored

2.30pm: Weighed starboard anchor

2.40pm: Pilot came on board

5.10pm: Came to port bower with 2 shackles out in 6.5 fathoms. Discharged 1 AB to HMS M23

5.55pm: Pilot left ship

10.00pm: Memphis left ship

4 on sick list


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31 December 1915

Ismailia to Port Said

(No position given: Kantara is at Lat 30.8, Long 32.3)

5.45am: Pilot came on board

6.00am: Weighed port anchor

6.20am: Passed Ferry Post

8.35am: Secured at Kantara (now Al Qantarah El Sharqiyya)

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

10.50am: Cast off hawsers and proceeded

2.45pm: Secured stern to Navy House with 2 shackles

3.00pm: Pilot left ship. Commenced coaling

6.15pm: Ratings joined ship: Seamen 5; Artificer 1; Stokers 6; Marines 2; from HMS Proserpine

7.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 690 tons

8.00pm: Hands washed down upper deck and mess deck. Hoisted V.A's flag.

9.00pm: Acct. Clerk Johns RN joined ship from Proserpine

6 on sick list


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916


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Cover of log book for January 1916.  Signed as a complete copy of the original log by  F H M Jackson, Captain


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Other half of cover of log book, signed by B C Porter as Navigating Officer


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1 January 1916

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is at Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

6.15am: Hands employed scrubbing decks with sand

6.25am: Sailed HMS Proserpine

9.00am: Divisions with night clothing

9.15am: Working party to HMS Aphis, remainder of hands cleaning ship

10.30am: Tested lifebuoys and found correct

12.15pm: Paid monthly money

1.30pm: Liberty men went ashore

4.30pm: Liberty men and relief patrol landed

5.20pm: Arrived French Cruiser Jeanne d'Arc

6.00pm: Canteen party landed

8.15pm: Landed patrol

9.00pm: Canteen party returned on board

10.30pm: Liberty men and patrol returned on board

Provisions received: fresh meat 486 lbs; vegetables 600 lbs; bread 436 lbs

Fresh water: distilled 5 tons; expended 1.5 tons; remaining 15.5 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 6 tons; remaining 983 tons

7 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 January 1916

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is at Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

8.45am: Torpedo and rigging party landed

9.20am: Church parties landed

9.30am: Divisions. Divine Service

10.00am: Celebrated Holy Communion

11.35am: Church Parties and working party returned on board. 1 AB joined ship from R.N. Depot Port Said

1.00pm: Liberty men landed.

1.10pm: Landed Torpedo party

3.30pm: 1 A.B. joined ship from H.M.S. Implacable

4.30pm: Liberty men and patrol landed

6.00pm: Boys returned from leave. Landed canteen party and canteen patrol

9.00pm: Canteen party and Patrol returned on board

10.30pm: Liberty men and patrol returned on board

11.30pm: Landed Patrol for Fire Station European Quarters

12 midnight: Patrol returned on board

7 on sick list


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3 January 1916

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is at Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

8.30am: Working parties to HMS Aphis and HMS Trifels, remainder getting up empties and condemned flour

9.30am: Discharged 1 AB to RN Depot Port Said

10.00am: Landed Marine escort

11.40am: Working parties returned to ship

12 noon: Marine escort returned on board

1.20pm: Rigging, gun mounting and torpedo parties left ship. Working party to Trifels, remainder as requisite

1.30pm: Drew Engineer’s stores. Liberty men landed

3.00pm: 2 ABs RNR joined ship from HMAM Suava

3.45pm: Working parties returned on board

4.00pm: Read Warrants 29, 30 and 31

4.15pm: Arrived Italian Destroyer Olimpia and armed yacht Misurata

4.30pm: Landed liberty men and patrol

6.00pm: Canteen party landed

9.00pm: Canteen party returned

10.30pm: Liberty men and patrol returned

8 on sick list


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4 January 1916

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is at Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

7.45am: Arrived H.M.S. Glory

8.30am: Hands employed provisioning ship. 1 AB.R.N.R (sick) joined ship from R.N. Depot. 1 Cell prisoner joined ship from S.S. Polshannon

1.00pm: Landed watch keeper liberty men

1.15pm: 1 PO & 8 men to Navy House about stores, remainder provisioning ship.

3.30pm: Working party returned on board

4.30pm: Landed liberty men and patrol

6.00pm: Canteen party landed

9.00pm: Canteen party returned

10.30pm: Liberty men returned, also patrol

11 on sick list


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5 January 1916

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is at Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

9.00am: Working parties left ship

9.10am: Divisions and prayers

10.30am: 1 AB RNR (sick) joined ship from RN Depot

11.45am: Working parties returned on board

3.00pm: Discharged 3 AB's RNR to SS Polshannon. Sent working party to Navy House

4.00pm: Read warrants no 32 + 33

4.20pm: Arrived H.M.S. Proserpine

6.30pm: Discharged 16 seamen & Stoker ratings and 2 marines to HMS Proserpine

7.45pm: Transferred Admiral's flag to Proserpine

8.30pm: Discharged Asst. Clerk John to Proserpine

11 on sick list


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6 January 1916

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is at Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

6.30am: Sailed: HMS Glory to the Southward

9.10am: Divisions

9.20am: Working party to Navy House, remainder as requisite

9.25am: Carpenter's party to Aphis and Trifels

11.35am: Carpenter’s party returned on board

12 noon: Piped leave to Blue Watch from 4.30 to 10.30pm, boys from 1.30 to 6pm, canteen 6 to 9pm

1.10pm: Sent working parties to Trifels and floating dock

3.15pm: Working parties returned on board

4.30pm: Discharged 1 CPO Cg to Hospital

4.45pm: Read Warrant No. 34. Deprived of 1 GC Badge

8.20pm: Arrived HMS Raven

9.00pm: Arrived French Cruiser D'Entrecasteaux

7 on sick list


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7 January 1916

Port Said

(No position given: Port Said is at Lat 31.3, Long 32.3)

7.30am: Discharged 1 AB and 1 OS to Military Detention Barracks

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

1.15pm: G and T parties to Navy House, Carpenter’s Party to Aphis, remainder as requisite

6 on sick list


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8 January 1916

Port Said to Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: Ismailia is at Lat 30.6, Long 32.3)

6.50am: Weighed both anchors, cast off aft, course and speed as requisite for leaving Port Said

10.40am: Passed gare de Kantara

1.25pm: Changed pilots off Ismailia

3.30pm: Passed HMS Jupiter. Transferred pilot to Jupiter

4.30pm: Came to port bower with 3 shackles out in 6.5 fathoms. Lost overboard by accident 1 brass gangway stanchion

5.45pm: Steam Cutter and Sailing Pinnace left ship for patrol

6.30pm: Steam Cutter returned

9.00pm: Steam Cutter left ship for patrol

5 on sick list


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9 January 1916

In Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.30am: Steam cutter and pinnace returned from patrol

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

5.45pm: Armed pinnace left for patrol

6.00pm: Evening Service

9.00pm: Steam cutter left ship for patrol

5 on sick list


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10 January 1916

In Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.45am: Steam cutter and Pinnace returned from Patrol

6.45am: Steam Cutter left for Farid

7.30am: 1 PO joined ship from HMS Proserpine

8.40am: Drew stores from S.S. Glenfriar

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers. Steam Cutter returned from Farid

9.50am: Landed observation party

9.55am: Passed HM River Gunboat Mantis to the Southward

11.30am: Signal received from Suez Canal Company’s Hospital Ismailia that Sinahan bin Ali, Seedie belonging to this ship died at 10am in the hospital

12 noon: Observation party returned on board

2.15pm: Steam cutter left for Farid

6.15pm: Pinnace left for Patrol. Steam Cutter returned from Farid

9.00pm: Steam Cutter left for patrol.

7 on sick list


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11 January 1916

In Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.00am: Steam Cutter and Pinnace returned from Patrol

8.30am: Landed observation party

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

11.50am: Observation party returned on board

9.00pm: Steam Cutter left for Patrol

5 on sick list


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12 January 1916

In Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.15am: Steam Cutter returned from Patrol. Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am: S training class laid out kedge anchor on port quarter

8.30am: Landed Observation Party

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers. Painting party carrying on on mess deck

9.20am: Exercised Control parties, fired sub-calibre & 12 pounder from P2 & P3 6” and P3 12 pounder, remainder of hands as requisite

12 noon: Observation party returned

1.00pm: J, S & T Training classes to instruction, remainder of hands as requisite

2.00pm: S training class weighed kedge anchor

9.00pm: Steam Cutter left for Patrol

Provisions received: 220 lbs fresh meat

Fresh water: distilled 5.5 tons; expended 5 tons; remaining 28.5 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 8 tons; remaining 883 tons

7 on sick list

(A sample complete day’s log)


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13 January 1916

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.30am: Steam Cutter returned from Patrol

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

8.45pm: Steam Cutter left for Patrol

7 on sick list


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14 January 1916

In Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.15am: Steam Cutter returned from Patrol

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

10.25am: Mess deck painting party carrying on, remainder as requisite. Lost overboard by accident a telescope Pat. no. 332

9.00pm: Steam Cutter left for Patrol

10 on sick list


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15 January 1916

In Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.15am: Steam Cutter returned from patrol

9.00am: Divisions – aired night clothing

9.10am: J Training Class & 4 ABs in diving boat, remainder employed cleaning ship

1.15pm: Landed Torpedo party

3.30pm: Torpedo Party returned on board

4.00pm: Barometer reading taken by Marine Barometer

9.00pm: Steam Cutter left for Patrol

8 on sick list


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16 January 1916

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.15am: Steam Cutter returned from Patrol

7.30am: Holy Communion

9.30am: Hands mustered by the ledger (Muster by the Open List or Ledger - This is a muster of the entire ship's company, wherein each member, in alphabetical order reports name, rank and duties on board to the captain.. This practice originated to counteract the practice of some ship's pursers of having non-existent people on the ship's rolls and thereby pocketing the pay and benefits of these non-people).

10.30am: Divine Service

9.00pm: Steam Cutter left ship for Patrol

8 on sick list


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17 January 1916

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.30am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

6.45am: Discharged 1 AB and 1 Private RMLI to Hospital

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

1.00pm: Arrived HMS Fox

2.30pm: Departed HMS Fox

8.45pm: Steam Cutter left for Patrol

5 on sick list


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18 January 1916

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.25am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

9.23am: Passed Monitor M21

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

3 on sick list


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19 January 1916

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.15am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

9.00pm: Steam cutter left patrol

3 on sick list


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20 January 1916

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.15am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

8.50am: Passed HMS Fox  to the Southward

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

3 on sick list


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21 January 1916

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.50am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

3 on sick list


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22 January 1916

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.00am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

9.00am: Divisions – aired night clothing

4.45pm: Arrived HMS Implacable. Discharged 13 Seedie Boys to Implacable

5.00pm: HMS Implacable proceeded north

5.15pm: 1 Signalman & 1 Cooks mate joined from Cornwallis

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

2 on sick list


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23 January 1916

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.15am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

9.30am: Divisions

9.45am: Divine Service

6.00pm: Evening Service

7.10pm: 1 AB joined ship from Sylph

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

2 on sick list


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24 January 1916

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Lost overboard by accident: - Cleaner, Piasaba expanding B. L. 6”, one in number

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

2.30pm: 1 Lieutenant RNR joined ship from RN depot Port Said. 9 Seedie Boys joined ship

2 on sick list


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25 January 1916

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

4.30pm: 1 Ldg: Seaman, 3 ABs, 1 L. Stoker & 1 Stoker joined ship in Cornwallis' Steam Pinnace.

8.45pm: Steam Pinnace left for patrol

3 on sick list


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26 January 1916

In Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.20am: Steam pinnace returned from patrol

7.30am: Discharged Lieut. Garstin RIM to RN Depot Port Said

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

3.45pm: Arrived Hopper 35 and anchored

6.00pm: Joined ship: 1 CPO Cg from Hospital.

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

4 on sick list


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27 January 1916

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.15am: Steam pinnace returned from patrol

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

12.30pm: Passed Hopper 32

9.00pm: Steam pinnace left for patrol

3 on sick list


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28 January 1916

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.50am: Steam pinnace returned from patrol

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

2.05pm: Motor lighter X72 came alongside with stores

2.55pm: X72 left and proceeded southward

9.00pm: Steam pinnace left ship for patrol

3 on sick list


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29 January 1916

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.25am: Steam cutter returned from patrol

7.00am: Discharged 1 AB to RN Depot Port Said

8.45pm: Steam pinnace left for patrol

5 on sick list


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30 January 1916

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.15am: Steam pinnace returned from patrol

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

6.00pm: Evening Service

9.00pm: Steam cutter left for patrol

5 on sick list


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31 January 1916

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.30am: Steam pinnace returned from patrol

6.30am: Discharged 1 AB to HMS Humber

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

9.00pm: Steam pinnace left for patrol

5 on sick list


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916


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Cover of log book for February 1916.  Signed as a complete copy of the original log by  F H M Jackson, Captain


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Other half of cover of log book, signed by B C Porter as Navigating Officer


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1 February 1916

In the Great Bitter Lake

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Steam pinnace returned from Patrol.

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

9.20am: Exercised ammunition supply parties; training classes to instruction, remainder as requiste

1.15pm: Training classes to instruction, remainder as requisite

9.00pm: Steam Pinnace left for Patrol

Fresh beef received: 220 lbs; vegetables received: 430 lbs

Water distilled: 5 tons; expended: 5 tons; remaining: 24.5 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 9 tons; remaining: 713 tons

5 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)

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2 February 1916

Great Bitter Lake to Port Tewfik (Suez)

(No position given: the centre of Great Bitter Lake is about Lat 30.4, Long 32.4)

5.25am: Steam cutter returned from Patrol

7.00am: Discharged Carpenters Crew to Proserpine

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

9.20am: Training classes to instruction; spotting party to spotting table, remainder as requisite.

1.15pm: Arrived H.M.S. Cornwallis and anchored.

1.20pm: Weighed and proceeded South with Pilot from Cornwallis.

2.30pm: Passed Gare des Kabrit (possibly el Kubri on a map of Suez)

5.15pm: Arrived Port Tewfik.

5.20pm: Stopped and secured to buoy at entrance of Canal.

6.30pm: Pilot left ship.

7.10pm: Landed Liberty men.

10.00pm: Liberty men returned from leave.

5 on sick list


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3 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

6.10am: Discharged Canteen Manager to shore

6.15am: Lowered boats and secured them away from ship; hands prepared ship for coaling

11.25am: Coal came alongside

11.45am: Commenced coaling

12 noon: Piped special leave for White Watch 1.30 - 10.00

3.30pm: Landed Patrol

4.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. Jupiter

6.25pm: Finished coaling. Took in 300 tons

10.00 Patrol returned on board

4 on sick list


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4 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

11.30am: Hands mustered for monthly payment.

1.15pm: Training class to instruction, Boats' crews cleaning their boats out, remainder as requisite.

4.30pm: Landed patrol

10.00pm: Patrol returned on board

5 on sick list


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5 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

6.35am: Sailed HMS Jupiter

8.00am: Life buoys tested and found correct

9.00am: Aired night clothing

1.00pm: Special leave to Blue Watch 1.30 – 10.00pm, boys to 6pm

6.00pm: Boys returned on board

10.00pm: Liberty men and patrol returned

4 on sick list


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6 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

6.30am: Landed Roman Catholics

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

7.35am: Roman Catholics returned on board

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Roman Catholics

10.00am: Divine Service

11.10am: Roman Catholics returned on board

6.00pm: Discharged 2 ABs to H.M.S. Fox.

9.30pm: 1 Ship's Corporal and 2 A.B.s joined ship from H.M.S. Glory.

4 on sick list


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7 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

2 on sick list


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8 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

2 on sick list


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9 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

7.30am: Sent working party of 2 stokers and 2 E.R.As to Nile

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

11.30am: Working party returned on board

12.30pm: Sailed H.M.S. Dufferin

2 on sick list


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10 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

7.30am: Sent working party to Nile

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

9.20am: Cleaned and inspected small arms

1.30pm: Sent working party to Nile. Landed Patrol

4.30pm: Working party returned on board

10.00pm: Patrol returned on board.

2 on sick list


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11 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

7.45am: Sent working party to Nile

8.07am: Passed H.M.S. Jupiter and secured ahead of Glory

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

4.15pm: Read Warrant No. 35 - 7 days cells

4.30pm: Working party returned on board

1 on sick list


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12 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

7.45am: Sent working party to Nile

9.00am: Divisions. Aired night clothing

10.10am: Passed H.M. Hopper No. 32 proceeding South

11.30am: Working party returned on board

1.15pm: Landed patrol and working party

2.55pm: Passed: Hopper No. 35

5.00pm: Working party returned on board

11.00pm: Patrol returned on board

1 on sick list


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13 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

7.30am: Holy Communion

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

10.30am: Roman Catholics returned on board

1.30pm: Landed patrol

11.00pm: Patrol returned on board

2 on sick list


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14 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

9.30am: Landed Carpenter's working party

12 noon: Working party returned on board

1.15pm: Landed Carpenters party

3.45pm: Carpenter's Party returned on board

4.30pm: Landed Patrol

11.00pm: Patrol returned on board

3 on sick list


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15 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.00am: Landed Carpenter's working party

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

11.45am: Carpenter's working party returned on board

4.30pm: Patrol landed

11.00pm: Patrol returned on board

5 on sick list


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16 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

1.20pm: Landed working party

4.00pm: Working party returned

4.15pm: Patrol landed

11.00pm: Patrol returned on board

4 on sick list


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17 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship, Painting party carrying on with Ship's side.

9.00am: Hands employed painting ship. G. Training class to instruction.

9.30am: Discharged 1 A.B. to H.M.S. Scotia.

1.15pm: Seamanship training class to instruction, remainder of Red and White watches employed as requisite. Landed Patrol.

3.15pm: 1 A.B. (sick) joined from Scotia.

10.00pm: Patrol returned on board

4 on sick list


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18 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

6.00am: 1 Private R.M.L.I. joined ship from hospital

9.00am: Landed working party

9.10am: Divisions and prayers

9.20am: Cleaned small arms

10.00am: Lighter came alongside with Engineer's stores

10.15am: G. training class to instruction, remainder as requisite

11.45am: Working Party returned on board

1.15pm: G. training class to instruction, remainder as requisite. Landed working party

3.00pm: Working party returned on board

4.30pm: Landed patrol

10.00pm: Patrol returned on board

2 on sick list


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19 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.00am: Divisions. Aired night clothing

10.15am: Working party landed

11.25am: Working party returned on board

1.30pm: Patrol landed

2.15pm: Provisions lighter came alongside. White watch employed cleaning lighter

7.00pm: Provision lighter left

10.30pm: Patrol returned

2 on sick list


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20 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

9.20am: Landed RC church party

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

11.00am: RC church party returned

1.15pm: Landed patrol

11.00pm: Patrol returned

3 on sick list


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21 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.15am: Divisions and Prayers

10.00am: Arrived Monitor No. 50 from Port Said

4.10pm: Read Warrant No. 36. Deprived of 1 GC Badge

4.15pm: Landed patrol

10.00pm: Patrol returned

3 on sick list


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22 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

6.25am: Passed: Monitor No. 15 to the Northward

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

4.10pm: Read Warrant No. 37 - 10 days cells, deprived of 1 GC Badge

4.30pm: Landed patrol

10.00pm: Patrol returned

4 on sick list


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23 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

10.20am: Passed Hopper 35

2.20pm: Passed: Hopper 32 proceeding Northward.

4.15pm: Patrol landed

10.00pm: Patrol returned

3 on sick list


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24 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

11.40am: Water Boat came alongside

1.30pm: Landed Patrol

1.55pm: Rigged Diving Boat

2.55pm: Water Boat left ship

3.15pm: Diving Boat left ship for H.M.S. Magnolia

5.30pm: Diving Boat returned

10.00pm: Patrol returned

3 on sick list


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25 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

1.25pm: Passed: HMS Magnolia to the Northward

2.00pm: 1 Rating joined from Hopper 35 for Punishment

4.10pm: Landed patrol

10.00pm: Patrol returned


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26 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.00am: Divisions. Aired night clothing

10.00am: Life buoys tested and found correct

7.00pm: Patrol returned

1 on sick list


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27 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

9.30am: Divisions

9.40am: Landed RCs

9.50am: Divine Service

11.00am: RCs returned

6.00pm: Evening Service

3 on sick list


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28 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

7.30am: Cable laying party left ship in Barge

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

9.45am: Sailed :H.M.S. Jupiter

4.30pm: Landed patrol

5.00pm: 1 A.B. rejoined ship from hospital

10.00pm: Patrol returned

4 on sick list


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29 February 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

4.15pm: Landed patrol

5.00pm: Landed working party

6.15pm: Working party returned

8.30pm: Landed working party

10.00pm: Patrol returned

11.30pm: Working party returned

4 on sick list


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1916


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Cover of log book for March 1916.  Signed as a complete copy of the original log by  F H M Jackson, Captain


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Other half of cover of log book, signed by B C Porter as Navigating Officer


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1 March 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.10am: Divisions and Patrols

9.20am: Seamanship training class to instruction, remainder as requisite

11.30am: Hands mustered for payment

12 noon: Special leave to White watch 4.30pm – 10pm

1.15pm: Hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Landed patrol

7.30pm: Telephone and cable laying party returned

11.00pm: Patrol returned

Provisions received: fresh meat 220 lbs; vegetables: 400 lbs

Fresh water: distilled 5 tons; expended 6 tons; remaining 28 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 8 tons; remaining 752 tons

6 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 March 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

2.00am: 1 Shipwright joined from HMS Fisguard (Presumably Fisgard)

8.30am: Landed Seaman Company for drill

12 noon: Seaman Company returned on board

1.30pm: Landed patrol

10.00pm: Patrol returned

5 on sick list


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3 March 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

6.15am: Discharged 1 Wireless Telegraphist to HMS Hannibal

11.10am: Passed: HMS Jupiter and secured to buoys head North

3.45pm: Passed: HM Monitor No. 21 proceeding North

4.30pm: Landed liberty men and patrol

10.30pm: Liberty men and patrol returned

6 on sick list


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4 March 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.00am: Discharged 1 AB to Hopper No. 35

1.15pm: Landed patrol

5.20pm: Passed: Hopper No 35 proceeding North

10.00pm: Patrol returned

4 on sick list


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5 March 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

6.45am: Passed: HMS Imogen to the southward

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

9.45am: Landed R.Cs . Divine Service

10.45am: Sent Wesleyans to Glory

11.30am: RCs returned on board

12.15pm: Wesleyans returned from Glory

10.00pm: Patrol returned on board

10.55pm: Passed H.M.S. Glory.

4 on sick list


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6 March 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

6.30am: Passed: H.M. Hopper No. 32 to the Southward

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

11.40am: Acting SGs returned on board (from later entries SG probably stands for Seaman Gunners)

1.15pm: Landed Acting SGs, Seamanship class to instruction, remainder of hands painting ship

4.00pm: Landed patrol

4.05pm: Read Warrant No. 38 Demoted to Stoker Ist class & deprived of 1 GC Badge .

6.00pm: 1 Boy joined ship from Implacable..

7.55pm: Passed: H.M.S. Proserpine to the Southward

10.00pm: Patrol returned on board

3 on sick list


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7 March 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

8.30am: Landed Marine Detachment for drill

9.00am: Landed Gunnery training class, S & T classes to instruction, remainder of hands painting masts and yards as requisite

11.40am: Gunnery training class returned on board

1.15pm: Landed gunnery training class, Seamanship training class to instruction, remainder painting masts and yards and as requisite.

2.15pm: Marine detachment returned on board

3.15pm: Gunnery training class returned on board

10.00pm: Patrol returned on board

4 on sick list


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8 March 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

4.15pm: Landed patrol

10.00pm: Patrol returned on board

5 on sick list


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9 March 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

8.30am: Landed seaman company; remainder of hands prepared ship for coaling

9.15am: Passed French Destroyers Pistolet and Fronde to the Northward

12 noon: Seaman company returned on board

1.30pm: Landed liberty men and patrol

6.15pm: 1 Private R.M.L.I. joined ship from H.M.S. Cornwallis

10.00pm: Patrol returned on board

5 on sick list


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10 March 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

7.15am: Coal alongside

8.15am: Commenced coaling

8.45am: Gunnery training class landed for drill, remainder of hands cleaning out boats and as requisite

11.05am: Motor lighter K57 came alongside with stores

11.45am: Motor lighter left. Gunnery training class returned on board

3.30pm: Completed with coal 340 tons

4.30pm: Landed patrol

8.00pm: H.M. Monitor M 21 passed to the Southward.

10.00pm: Patrol returned

5 on sick list


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11 March 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

6.00am: Motor lighter came alongside with stores.

9.00am: Divisions. Aired night clothing. Hands emplyed stowing stores and provisions. Life buoys tested and found correct.

1.30pm: Landed patrol

10.00pm: Patrol returned on board

5 on sick list


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12 March 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

9.10am: Divisions

9.30am: Divine Service. Landed Roman Catholics.

10.45am: Sent Wesleyans to Jupiter

11.00am: Roman Catholics returned on board

12 noon: Wesleyans returned on board

1.30pm: Landed patrol

7.15pm: Evening Service

10.00pm: Patrol returned on board

4 on sick list


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13 March 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

7.50am: Hands employed as requisite shifting ship.

8.00am: Pilot came on board

8.45am: Slipped from Buoy

9.40am: Secured to no 3 Buoy

11.00am: Sailed: H.M.S. Fox. 10 Ratings and Goanese steward joined ship from Fox waiting passage

4.30pm: Landed patrol

10.00pm: Patrol returned on board

4 on sick list


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14 March 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.00am: Marine detachment landed

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

10.30am: Joined ship:- 1 stoker (Sick) from H.M.S. Imogene

11.35am: Marine detachment returned on board

4.00pm: Landed patrol

6.45pm: 2 Boy Telegraphists, 1 Stoker 1st Class & 1 S.S. Asst joined ship from R.N. Depot Port Said

10.00pm: Patrol returned on board

5 on sick list


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15 March 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

10.30am: Passed: H.M. Hopper No. 35 to the Southwards

12 noon: Discharged - Seedie Boy to the shore

1.30pm: 2 Goanese stewards discharged to H.M.S. Imogene

2.05pm: Passed: H.M. Hopper No. 32 to the Northward.

4.30pm: Landed patrol

10.00pm: Patrol returned on board

4 on sick list


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16 March 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.00am: Midshipmen and Acting Seaman Gunners to Turret Drill in H.M.S. Glory

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

9.20am: Cleaned small arms

10.15am: G & S training classes to instruction remainder of hands as requisite

11.55am: Midshipmen & acting seaman Gunners returned from Glory

1.15pm: Midshipmen & Acting Seaman Gunners to Glory

1.30pm: Landed patrol

3.50pm:  Midshipmen & Acting Seaman Gunners returned on board

10.00pm: Patrol returned on board

2 on sick list


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17 March 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

6.45am: Landed Roman Catholics (This is Friday; the feast of St Patrick, patrol saint of Ireland, is celebrated on this date)

7.55am: Roman Catholics returned on board

8.50am: Midshipmen and Acting SGs to H.M.S. Glory

9.10am: Divisions

9.20am: Exercised General Quarters

9.55am: Secured. Tested all Magazine flooding arrangements. Sent 3 ratings to Jupiter for medical survey.

11.30am: 3 Ratings returned on board.

12 noon: Discharged 1 AB to Hospital. Midshipman and acting SGs returned from Glory

4.15pm: Landed Patrol.

4.30pm: Landed 1 Yeoman of Signals, 4 Signallers, 4 Marines & 1 Leading Boatman on duty.

6.00pm: 1 P.O. and 1 Sto. R.N.R. (sick) joined ship from Glory.

10.00pm: Patrol returned on board

3 on sick list


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18 March 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Landed escort of 1 PO and 2 men

8.30am: Passed HM Hopper No: 35 to the Northward

9.00am: Divisions. Aired night clothing

10.00am: Passed Motor Launches 31, 33, 34, 35, 36

10.15am: Passed HMS Glory to the Northward

11.45pm: Passed Motor Launch No. 32

5.00pm: 2 ABs joined ship from Jupiter

6.00pm: Landed patrol

7.30pm: Landed concert party

11.00pm: Patrol and concert party returned


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19 March 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

1.10am: Escort returned from Cairo

9.30am: Divisions

9.45am: Divine Service. Landed RCs

10.15am: Wesleyans to Jupiter

11.00am: RCs returned

11.30am: Wesleyans returned on board

1.15pm: Landed patrol

2.40pm: Monitor M21 passed to the northward

7.00pm: 1 AB joined ship from Malta Hospital

9.25pm: Passed: Monitor M23 to the southward

10.00pm: Patrol returned on board

4 on sick list


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20 March 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

6.00am: Discharged 1 PO, 1 Leading Stoker, 1 AB and 1 Stoker to Malta Hospital

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

10.00am: Sailed: HMS Jupiter

11.30am: Lost overboard by accident:- 1 sword bayonet & scabbard

4.00pm: Passed HMS Raven to the Southward

5.30pm: Patrol landed

10.00pm: Patrol returned on board

3 on sick list


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21 March 1916

Suez

(No position given; Suez is at Lat 30.0, Long 32.5)

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers.

9.20am: Sent 1 Armourer and mate to Ben-My-Chree

11.50am: Armourer and mate returned on board

2.30pm: Discharged 1 PO, 1 Ship's Steward Asst, & 1 Stoker to Ben-My-Chree

4.30pm: Discharged 1 Maltese stoker to Euryalus

5.30pm: Landed patrol

10.00pm: Patrol returned on board

4 on sick list


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22 March 1916

Suez to Aden

Lat 29.5, Long 32.6

6.15am: Hands employed unshackling and reeving ships ropes

7.40am: Pilot came on board

8.35am: Hands standing by hawsers and as requisite

9.00am: Slipped from buoys, hoisted barge, closed B & C doors.

9.15am: Pilot left ship. Course & speed as requisite leaving Suez

10.45am: Hands employed reeling up hawsers & as requisite

1.10pm: Sighted Zafarana Light S8.5E

2.50pm: Zafarana Light abeam

6.05pm: Sighted Ras Gharib Light: S20E a/c S28E

7.44pm: Ras Gharib Light abeam 2.25’

10.30pm: Sighted Ashrafi Light S38E

3 on sick list


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23 March 1916

Suez to Aden

Lat 26.2, Long 35.0

12.35am: Ashrafi Light abeam 2.5'

3.00am: Sighted Shadwan Lt S8.5W

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

9.25am: Sighted Brothers Light S22E

11.08am: Brothers Light abeam 4'

1.15pm: G. Training class to instruction, remainder of hands spread skid-beam awnings (a skid beam is one of a number of parallel beams or timbers fixed in place as a raised support for boats, spars etc.)

7.25pm: Sighted Daedalus Lt right ahead

8.50pm: Daedalus Light abeam

3 on sick list


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24 March 1916

Suez to Aden

Lat 22.7, Long 37.3

4.00am: Slight swell from NNW

5.45am: Deviation by Amplitude – Nil (They are checking the compass for any difference between magnetic north and the ship’s compass north, in this case by celestial observation. For more information see this entry, under ‘swinging the ship’)

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

6.00pm: Deviation of Compass by Amplitude - Nil

3 on sick list


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25 March 1916

Suez to Aden

Lat 19.1, Long 39.5

6.05am: Deviation by Time Azimuth Nil

6.00pm: Deviation by Amplitude 0.75oW

1 on sick list


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26 March 1916

Suez to Aden

Lat 15.7, Long 41.6

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

10.30am: Took deep sea sounding. No bottom at 90 fathoms

11.50am: Took deep sea sounding. No bottom at 90 fathoms

12.10pm: Sighted Jebel Teir right ahead

3.45pm: Sighted Zebayir islands S33E

6.29pm: Centre Peak Island light abeam 3.25'

11.30pm: Sighted Abu Ail Light bearing S55E

2 on sick list


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27 March 1916

Suez to Aden

Lat 12.7, Long 43.2

2.05am: Abu Ail Light abeam 2.8'

7.10am: Sighted Mokha Light abeam 7.8'

10.45am: Took deep sea sounding. No bottom at 100 fathoms

11.00am: Sighted Perim light S43E

9.10pm: Sighted Aden West Light N50E

9.20pm: Sighted Aden East Light


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28 March 1916

Suez to Aden & at Aden

(No position given: Aden is at Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

12.25am: Aden Lights dipped below horizon

3.10am: Sighted Aden East Light N10E

5.55am: Course and speed as requisite for entering Aden Harbour

7.45am: Coal lighters came alongside

8.00am: Came to port bower with 3 shackles out in 5.5 fathoms; stern secured to Number 3 Buoy West

9.30am: Arrived Italian Gunboat Calabria

1.30pm: Took in 80 tons of boiler water

3.50pm: Finished coaling

7.00pm: Landed patrol

9.00pm: Libertymen and patrol returned

2 on sick list


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29 March 1916

Aden

(No position given: Aden is at Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

6.10am: Landed Guard of Honour for drill

7.35am: Guard of Honour returned on board

7.50am: 25 Seedie Boys joined ship from shore

6.00pm: Landed patrol. Arrived HMS Lunka

9.00pm: Patrol returned

1 on sick list


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30 March 1916

Aden

(No position given: Aden is at Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

6.10am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.30am: Landed Guard of Honour

7.00am: Arrived P & O Kaisar-i-hind with Viceroy (this is probably The Lord Hardinge of Penhurst, travelling home, as his time as Viceroy finished on 4th April 1916.  His replacement, The Lord Chelmsford, was already in India with his regiment.)

7.30am: Guard of Honour returned

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

9.20am: Training class to instruction, remainder as requisite

10.40am: Sailed HMS Lunka

2.00pm: Training classes to instruction, remainder as requisite

4.00pm: Leave for Starboard Watch 4.30 – 9.00, P.O.s 4.30 – 9.30

4.30pm: Arrived HMS Euryalus flying flag of Vice Admiral Sir R. Wemyss.

6.00pm: Arrived HMS Fox

6.45pm: Sailed Italian Gunboat Calabria

9.00pm: Patrol returned

Provisions received: 236 lbs fresh meat; 600 lbs vegetables; 460 lbs bread

Fresh water: distilled 4.5 tons; expended 7 tons; remaining 23.5 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 9 tons; remaining 967 tons

1 on sick list

(A sample complete day’s log)


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31 March 1916

Aden

(No position given: Aden is at Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

3.15pm: Discharged 8 Goanese Stewards to HMS Northbrook

6.00pm: Landed libertymen and patrol

9.00pm: Libertymen and patrol returned

2 on sick list


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1916


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Cover of log book for April 1916.  Signed as a complete copy of the original log by  F H M Jackson, Captain


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Other half of cover of log book, signed by B C Porter as Navigating Officer


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1 April 1916

Aden to Seychelles

Lat 12.7, Long 45.4

5.00am: Discharged two Acting WOs to P&O Magnolia

5.30am: Discharged 1 PO to HMS Northbrook

6.00am: Starboard watch reeve ship rope and cast off stern wires, Port watch scrub upper Upper Deck with sand

8.28am: Passed HMS Euryalus leaving harbour

8.30am: Slipped from buoy, weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for leaving Aden Harbour

8.50am: Streamed Patent Log

9.10am: Ras Marshag N63E, Aden Light N16W set course S83E 85 revs

9.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.05pm: Furled Quarter Deck awning

6.57pm: Deviation by Time Azimuth Canopus 0.75W

7.00pm: Exercised Sea Boat’s crew

8.00pm: a/c S85E

9.45pm: Exercised Sea Boat’s crew

11.00pm: Put clocks on 15 minutes

Fresh water: distilled 8 tons; expended 4.5 tons; remaining 28 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 71 tons; remaining 887 tons

2 on sick list

(A complete log page)


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2 April 1916

Aden to Seychelles

Lat 12.2, Long 49.4

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

6.00pm: Evening Service

6.48pm: Ras Filuk abeam 11'

2 on sick list


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3 April 1916

Aden to Seychelles

Lat 10.4, Long 52.0

12.15am: a/c S14E

2.00am: Exercised sea-boat’s crew

6.15am: Deviation by Time Azimuth 1.25oW. Hands employed cleaning ship

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

9.20am: Training classes to instruction, remainder as requisite. Exercised coloured watches at night attack

3.00pm: Exercised sea-boat’s crew

10.55pm: Exercised sea-boat’s crew

3 on sick list

True bearing and distance: Ras Hafun 38.5 N82W

Distance run through the water: 245.9

Course and distance made good: 200’ S51.5E

(These last three are often recorded while at sea)


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4 April 1916

Aden to Seychelles

Lat 6.4, Long 53.2

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

10.45am: Hands employed spreading awnings & as requisite

5.00pm: Furled Q.D. awning

9.00pm: Exercised searchlight and torpedo tubes crews

4 on sick list


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5 April 1916

Aden to Seychelles

Lat 2.3, Long 54.1

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

11.45pm: Exercised General Alarm and Night Action. Darkened ship

3 on sick list


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6 April 1916

Aden to Seychelles

Lat 1.7, Long 54.8

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

11.15pm: Sighted Denis Island Light S31E

3 on sick list


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7 April 1916

From Aden to Seychelles, and at Port Victoria, Seychelles

(No position given: Port Victoria is Lat -4.6, Long 55.5)

3.50am: Sighted Mamelle Light S2E

4.45am: Sighed Praslin Island abeam 13 miles

6.55am: Course & speed as requisite entering Port Victoria

7.40am: Moored ship with 4 on each

6.30pm: Landed patrol

7.15pm: Water tank came alongside

10.00pm: Patrol returned on board

11.10pm: Water tank left ship. Took in 62 tons of boiler water

3 on sick list


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8 April 1916

Seychelles (Port Victoria)

(No position given: Port Victoria is Lat -4.6, Long 55.5)

6.30pm: Landed patrol

10.00pm: Patrol returned

3 on sick list


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9 April 1916

Port Victoria, Seychelles

(No position given: Port Victoria is Lat -4.6, Long 55.5)

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

9.30am: Divisions

10.30am: Divine Service

6.00pm: Landed patrol

10.00pm: Patrol returned

5 on sick list


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10 April 1916

Port Victoria, Seychelles

(No position given: Port Victoria is Lat -4.6, Long 55.5)

6.30am: Commenced coaling

6.00pm: Landed patrol

9.50pm: Stopped coaling

10.00pm: Patrol returned

6 on sick list


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11 April 1916

Port Victoria, Seychelles

(No position given: Port Victoria is Lat -4.6, Long 55.5)

6.30am: Recommenced coaling. Hands employed scrubbing wing awnings, cleaning out boats & as requisite

4.00pm: Completed with coal 650 tons. Hands employed cleaning ship

6.00pm: Landed patrol

10.00pm: Patrol returned

7 on sick list


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12 April 1916

Port Victoria, Seychelles

(No position given: Port Victoria is Lat -4.6, Long 55.5)

2.15pm: Discharged Chief Armourer & 1 Chief Writer to Hospital

6.10pm: Landed patrol

10.00pm: Patrol returned

7 on sick list


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13 April 1916

Port Victoria to Diego Garcia

Lat -4.9, Long 56.7 (at 8pm)

7.15am: Hoisted boats and prepared ship for sea

8.30am: Divisions and Prayers

9.30am: Weighed both anchors by hand

11.30am: Course and speed as requisite leaving Port Victoria. Catted both anchors by hand (catting means securing the anchor to the side of the ship)

7 on sick list


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14 April 1916

Port Victoria to Diego Garcia

Lat -5.3, Long 59.4

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

9 on sick list


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15 April 1916

Port Victoria to Diego Garcia

Lat -6.6, Long 63.2

4.30pm: Read Warrant No: 39: -7 days cells and deprived of 1 Good Conduct Badge

9 on sick list


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16 April 1916

Port Victoria to Diego Garcia

Lat -7.2, Long 66.9

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

9.30am: Divisions

9.50am: Divine Service

6.10pm: Evening Service

8 on sick list


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17 April 1916

Port Victoria to Diego Garcia

Lat -8.0, Long 70.2

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

8 on sick list


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18 April 1916

Port Victoria to Diego Garcia and from Diego Garcia to Male

Lat -6.2, Long 73.1 (position at 8pm)

5.20am: Sighted south point of Diego Garcia S48E

7.35am: Course & speed as requisite entering Diego Garcia

8.35am: Came to starboard bower with 4 out in 15 fathoms

10.45am: Hands employed as requisite preparing to weigh and cat by hand

11.45am: Weighed starboard anchor. Course and speed as requisite leaving Diego Garcia

8 on sick list


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19 April 1916

Diego Garcia to Male

Lat -3.4, Long 73.8

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

10 on sick list


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20 April 1916

Diego Garcia to Male

Lat 0.9, Long 74.3

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

8 on sick list


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21 April 1916

Diego Garcia to Male and at Male

Lat 4.0, Long 74.2

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

9.10am: Divisions

9.30am: Divine Service

10.15am: Celebrated Holy Communion (this was Good Friday)

1.30pm: Sighted South Male Atol

2.17pm: Course & speed as requisite approaching Male

4.15pm: Came to starboard bower with 4 out in 20 fathoms

7 on sick list


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22 April 1916

Male to Colombo

(No position given: Male in the Maldives is at Lat 4.2, Long 73.5)

11.40am: Up anchor by hand

11.53am: Weighed starboard anchor, course & speed as requisite leaving Male

5 on sick list


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23 April 1916

Male to Colombo

Lat 5.5, Long 76.9

4.00am: Heavy thunderstorm

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion (this is Easter Sunday)

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

11.00am: Celebrated Holy Communion

5 on sick list


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24 April 1916

Male to Colombo and at Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

3.00am: Passed small sailing vessel without lights

8.19am: Course & speed as requisite entering Colombo Harbour

8.40am: Pilot came on board

9.00am: Let go starboard anchor

9.30am: Secured in no 3 berth. Discharged 1 Stoker to HMS Venus

9.50am: Pilot left ship

4.30pm: Landed liberty men

4 on sick list


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25 April 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

6.00am: Liberty men returned

8.30am: Weighed starboard, slipped and proceeded into dock

9.30am: Lost by accident: 1 life saving jacket

7.00pm: Landed patrol

10.15pm: Discharged Lieutenant Commander Bruce A. Fraser with instructions to report to Admiralty

4 on sick list


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26 April 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.05am: 14 hands & 1 PO transporting ammunition and baggage, remainder reeling up wire hawsers

9.15am: Starboard watch preparing for camp

6.15pm: Starboard watch and detachment of marines left for RN Camp Diyatalawa

4 on sick list


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27 April 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

3 on sick list


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28 April 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

5.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.10am: Hands employed as requisite

1.00pm: Special leave to 1st part Port Watch from 4.30pm till 7am

5.00pm: Read Warrant No 40. Deprived 1 GC badge & 1 day's pay. Exercised fire stations

Provisions received: fresh meat 134 lbs; bread 260 lbs

Fresh water: expended 2 tons; remaining 10 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 3 tons; remaining 220 tons

3 on sick list

(A sample complete day’s log)


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29 April 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

4 on sick list


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30 April 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers

4 on sick list


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LOGS FOR MAY 1916


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Cover of log book for May 1916.  Signed as a complete copy of the original log by  F H M Jackson, Captain


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Other half of cover of log book, signed by B C Porter as Navigating Officer


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1 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

5.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.00am: Lit fires in steam cutter

10.30am: Hands employed preparing to leave dock

2.20pm: Proceeded out of dock

3.15pm: Let go starboard anchor 2 shackles & secured bow & stern to buoys

6.00pm: Special leave to part of watch till 11pm

11.40pm: Drew fires in steam cutter

Provisions received: fresh meat 134 lbs; vegetables 400 lbs; bread 230 lbs

Fresh water: expended 3 tons; remaining 3.5 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 19 tons; remaining 193 tons

3 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

6.45am: 2 men of A.O.C working about 6” guns

8.20am: Starboard watch returned from camp

8.15pm: Port watch proceeded to camp

7 on sick list


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3 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship. A.O.C. party about 6” guns

8.35am: Divisions & Prayers

7 on sick list


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4 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

6.30am: A.O.C. party about 6” guns

7 on sick list


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5 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

4.30am: Lit fires in steam cutter

5.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.30am: A.O.C. party about 6” guns

9.30am: Hands employed as requisite

3.00pm: Discharged 1 Chief Stoker & 1 Coastguard to Hospital

5.00pm: Leave to part of watch till 11pm

11.40pm: Steam cutter drew fires

Provisions received: fresh meat 120 lbs; vegetables 200 lbs; bread 230 lbs

Fresh water: distilled 10 tons; expended 3 tons; remaining 13 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 11 tons; remaining 152 tons

7 on sick list

(A sample complete day’s log)


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6 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

6.00am: A.O.C. party about 6” guns

5.00pm: Read Warrant Nos 41 & 42

4 on sick list


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7 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

9.10am: Divisions

10.15am: Sent church party to Venus

11.35am: Church party returned

3 on sick list


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8 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

6.40am: A.O.C. party about 6” guns

8.30am: Port watch returned from camp

6 on sick list


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9 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

6.45am: A.O.C. party about 6” guns

7.30am: Sailed HMS Venus

8.30am: Divisions & Prayers

7 on sick list


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10 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

6.00am: Commenced coaling

7.00am: A.O.C. party about 6” guns

10.00am: Coaling

2.00pm: Discharged 1 AB RNVR to Hospital

6.00pm: Coaling completed 950 tons

7 on sick list


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11 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.30am: 1 Private & 1 Bugler joined ship

6 on sick list


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12 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

6.30am: A.O.C. working party on board

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

2.00pm: Divers employed on submerged tube (these may well be torpedo tubes; other ships list Above Water and Submerged tubes on their armament list)

4 on sick list

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13 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

5.00pm: 1 Private RMLI joined ship

6 on sick list


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14 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.30am: Landed RCs

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

11.30am: RCs returned

10.30pm: Sergeant RMLI joined from Venus

10 on sick list


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15 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

1.20am: Sailed HMS Venus

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

10 on sick list


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16 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

8 on sick list


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17 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

5.00pm: Read Warrant No. 43

8 on sick list


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18 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

4 on sick list


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19 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

7 on sick list


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20 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

7 on sick list


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21 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

5.15pm: Arrived HMAS Psyche

9 on sick list


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22 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

15 on sick list


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23 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

15 on sick list


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24 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

1.00pm: 1 Writer 1st class, 3 O.S. & 1 Private RMLI joined

2.30pm: Watch employed taking in provisions

11 on sick list


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25 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

2.25pm: Discharged 1 bugler RMLI to HMAT Hororata (HMAT means His Majesty’s Australian Transport; Hororata was A20. Owned by the New Zealand Shipping Company, she was leased by the Commonwealth until 11 September 1917)

10 on sick list


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26 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

9.45am: Hands employed changing wires aft & placing ship’s head west for correction of keeling error

11 on sick list


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27 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

12 on sick list


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28 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

12.50pm: Arrived HMS Odin

10 on sick list


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29 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

10.15am: Discharged 1 Sergeant RMLI to HM Hospital ship Maheno (probably a ship of the Union Line of New Zealand)

10 on sick list


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28 May 1916


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29 May 1916


These two pages are duplicate scans and have been transcribed above.


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30 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8 on sick list


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31 May 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

6 on sick list


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1916


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Cover of log book for June 1916.  Signed as a complete copy of the original log by  V B Cardwell, Commander in Command (the previous captain was discharged to a ship returning to England on 17th June)


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Other half of cover of log book, signed by B C Porter as Navigating Officer


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1 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

5.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Landed Gunnery Training class

6.45am: Celebrated Holy Communion (this is Ascension Day, always on a Thursday)

7.00am: Liberty men returned

8.00am: Gunnery Training class returned

8.25am: Divisions and Prayers

8.35am: Hands employed on requisite

8.50am: Gunnery training class to instruction

11.30am: Paid monthly money

1.00pm: Special Leave to Port Watch 4.30 – 7am. Landing Party till 11pm

5.00pm: Landed field gun

Provisions received: fresh meat 224 lbs; vegetables 400 lbs; bread 450 lbs

Fresh water: distilled 5 tons; expended 5 tons; remaining 22.5 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 10 tons; remaining 775 tons

8 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

6.00am: Small arm companies landed

8.10am: Small arm companies returned on board

9.30am: Cleaned & inspected small-arms

9 on sick list

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3 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

6.30am: Landed marine escort

7.15am: Marine escort returned with 1 AB from detention Barracks, Kandy.

10 on sick list


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4 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.30am: Landed RCs

9.30am: Divisions

10.30am: Divine Service

11.05am: Celebrated Holy Communion

4.30pm: Landed patrol

11.00pm: Patrol returned

7 on sick list


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5 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.25am: Divisions and Prayers

8 on sick list


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6 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

6.20pm: Landed patrol

11.00pm: Patrol returned on board

8 on sick list


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7 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.25am: Divisions and Prayers

3.50pm: Lighter came alongside with cases

5.25pm: Lighter left ship

7 on sick list


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8 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.25am: Divisions and Prayers

6.00pm: Discharged 2 ABs & 1 Private RMLI to Psyche for passage to Venus.

6.30pm: Landed patrol

11.00pm: Patrol returned

6 on sick list


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9 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.25am: Divisions and Prayers

12.15pm: Sailed HMS Psyche

6.30pm: Landed patrol

11.00pm: Patrol returned

6 on sick list


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10 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

4.30pm: Landed patrol

11.00pm: Patrol returned

5 on sick list


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11 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

6.45am: Arrived HMS Euryalus flying flag of Vice Admiral Sir Rosslyn Wemyss

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

8.30am: Landed RCs

9.30am: Divisions

9.50am: Divine Service

11.15am: RCs returned

5 on sick list


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12 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

5.45am: Landed memorial service party

8.30am: Memorial service party returned

4 on sick list


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13 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.25am: Divisions

8.30am: Hands employed preparing for camp and as requisite

8.30pm: Starboard watch proceeded to Diyatalawa Camp

5 on sick list


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14 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.40am: Divisions and Prayers

5.00pm: 1 AB joined from Odin for 14 days cells

5 on sick list

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15 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.40am: Divisions & Prayers

9.30am: Held 2 Courts Martial on board

3.00pm: Courts Martial concluded

5 on sick list


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16 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.30am: Arrived Japanese cruiser Akashi

8.40am: Divisions & Prayers

11.00am: Lieutenant Commander J.P. Foster joined ship

2.00pm: Discharged 1 Blacksmith to hospital

6.00pm: Sailed HMS Euryalus

4 on sick list


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17 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

9.30am: Discharged Eng. Lieutenant Commander May, Sub Lieutenants Taylor, Shaw, Morley, Robinson, Morgan, Walker & Painter for passage to England in P&O SS Morea

5.30pm: Discharged Captain F.H.M Jackson & 1 PO for passage to England in SS Morea

6 on sick list


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18 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.30am: Landed RCs

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

11.15am: RCs returned

5 on sick list


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19 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.40am: Divisions and Prayers

2 on sick list


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20 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

2 on sick list


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21 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.40am: Divisions and Prayers

2.00pm: Mr Nurse Chief Artificer Engineer joined

2 on sick list


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22 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.40am: Divisions & Prayers

5.30pm: 1 officer’s steward 1st class joined for passage Pysche

2 on sick list


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23 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.40am: Divisions & Prayers

1.10pm: 1 Seedie boy returned from hospital

2 on sick list


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24 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.40am: Divisions & Prayers

2 on sick list


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25 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.30am: Landed RC church party

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

10.30am: RCs returned

4 on sick list


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26 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.00am: Starboard watch returned from camp

3.30pm: Sailed Japanese cruiser Ashaki

8.30pm: Port watch proceeded to camp

3 on sick list


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27 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.40am: Divisions

3 on sick list


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28 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

7.00am: Arrived HMS Diana

8.40am: Divisions

9.00am: 8 Marines returned from Camp

6.00pm: Discharged 1 cell prisoner to Odin

2 on sick list


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29 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

6.15am: Arrived HMS Euryalus

8.40am: Divisions

5.00pm: Discharged 1 Seedie Boy to Euryalus

3 on sick list


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30 June 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.40am: Divisions


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LOGS FOR JULY 1916


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Cover of log book for July 1916.  Signed as a complete copy of the original log by  V B Cardwell, Commander in Command


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Other half of cover of log book, signed by B C Porter as Navigating Officer


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1 July 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

5.00am: Lit fires in steam cutter

5.30am: Watch employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Watch employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Discharged Temp Service Surgeon G.P. O'Donnell & Chief Art Eng. Liddle to P&O Kyber for passage to England

1.00pm: Special leave to Part from 1.30 till 7am. Boys till 6.30pm

11.40pm: Drew fires in steam cutter

Provisions received: fresh meat 128 lbs; vegetables 200 lbs; bread 240 lbs

Fresh water: distilled 2.5 tons; expended 2.5 tons; remaining 17.5 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 10 tons; remaining 476 tons

2 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 July 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.00am: Landed Wesleyans and Presbyterians

8.30am: Landed RCs

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

11.00am: Church parties returned

4 on sick list


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3 July 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.40am: Divisions & Prayers

5.00pm: Landed patrol

4 on sick list


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4 July 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

12.10am: Patrol returned drew fires in steam cutter

4.30am: Lit fires in steam cutter

5.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.40am: Divisions & Prayers

8.45am: G.T. class to instruction, remainder of hands as requisite

2.00pm: 2 O.S. joined ship

4.00pm: Special leave to part from 4.30 to 11pm

Provisions received: fresh meat 128 lbs; 200 lbs vegetables; 250 lbs bread

Fresh water: distilled 7 tons; expended 4 tons; remaining 25 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 10 tons; remaining 447 tons

4 on sick list

(A complete log page)


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5 July 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.40am: Divisions & Prayers

5.00pm: Read Warrant No.45

4 on sick list


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6 July 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.40am: Divisions & Prayers

1.30pm: Discharged 1 ERA 1 Seaman & 1 Pt RMLI to hospital

9.00pm: 1 Chief PO joined to await passage

10.30pm: 4 Acting Sub Lts joined to await passage

6 on sick list


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7 July 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

7.50am: Sailed HMS Euryalus

3 on sick list

(The log page gives the date as 7 June)


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8 July 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)


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9 July 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

6.10am: Port watch returned from camp

8.30am: Landed RCs

11.15am: RCs returned

6 on sick list


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10 July 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

6.00am: Commenced coaling

3.25pm: Coaling completed 740 tons

3.30pm: Both watches employed cleaning ship

5 on sick list


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11 July 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

6 on sick list


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12 July 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

6.05am: Arrived HMS Euryalus

7.30am: Arrived H.I.J.M.S Tsushima

8.25am: Divisions

1.30pm: Discharged 4 Act Sub Lts. to Euryalus

4.30pm: Read Warrant No.46

7 on sick list

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13 July 1916

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 5.9, Long 80.4

11.40am: Discharged 1 cooks mate to Odin for Kandy detention quarters.

11.55am: Sailed HMS Euryalus

12.15pm: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded

6.32pm: Sighted Gall Light N68E

7.20pm: Sighted Dundra Light S89E

6 on sick list


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14 July 1916

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 5.8, Long 83.5

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

1.00pm: Hose leather 40 ft No 3 size lost overboard

5 on sick list


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15 July 1916

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 6.1, Long 87.9

7.20am: Deviation Standard 0.75 W

5 on sick list


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16 July 1916

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 6.0, Long 92.2

9.20am: Prayers

6 on sick list


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17 July 1916

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 5.8, Long 96.2

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

7.15pm: Sighted Diamond Point S44E

6 on sick list


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18 July 1916

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 3.9, Long 99.7

8.10am: Sighted Point Berhala S30E

12 noon: Course & speed as requisite to close & board SS Benledi

12.20pm: Stopped & boarded SS Benledi

7.45pm: Sighted: One Fathom Lighthouse S70E

6 on sick list


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19 July 1916

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.6

2.53am: Sighted Cape Rachado Light abeam 5.5'

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

1.30pm: Course & speed as requisite for approaching Keppel Harbour

2.48pm: Stopped picked up pilot

2.52pm: Proceeded as requisite into Keppel Harbour

7.00pm: Discharged 1 marine to HMS Venus

7 on sick list


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20 July 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.20am: Sailed HMS Venus

5.00pm: Arrived HMS Cornwall

6 on sick list


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21 July 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

11.15am: Sailed HMS Cornwall

7 on sick list


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22 July 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

11 on sick list


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23 July 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

11 on sick list


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24 July 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

11.00am: Discharged 1 PO 1 stoker PO & 1 AB to Hospital

7 on sick list


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25 July 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

5.25am: Landed small arm companies

6.45am: Sailed HMS Diana

7.15am: Small arm companies returned

7 on sick list

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26 July 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

5.30am: Hands employed shifting ship

11.30am: Shifted ship

6 on sick list


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27 July 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

9.30am: Eng. Lieutenant Commander Pudner joined ship

5 on sick list


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28 July 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

5.55am: Landed small arm companies

7.40am: Small arm companies returned

10.30am: Read Warrant No. 48

11.30am: Discharged 1 Seedie Boy to prison

5 on sick list


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29 July 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

5 on sick list


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30 July 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

9.30am: Divisions

10.10am: Divine Service

5 on sick list


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31 July 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

10.30pm: Docked ship

5 on sick list


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916


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Cover of log book for August 1916.  Signed as a complete copy of the original log by  C D S Raikes, Captain (Cecil D S Raikes joined the ship on 2nd August)


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Other half of cover of log book, signed by B C Porter as Navigating Officer


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1 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.45am: Gunnery Training class to instruction, remainder of both watches refitting

1.00pm: Special leave to port watch from 4.30pm till 7am

Fresh beef received: 230 lbs; vegetables received: 400 lbs; bread received: 430 lbs

Water received: 9 tons; expended 4 tons; remaining 9 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 1 ton; remaining 501 tons

6 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.00pm: Captain C.D.S. Raikes joined ship

7 on sick list


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3 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

2.30pm: Discharged Eng. Lieutenant Commander Foster & 1 corporal RMLI to P&O Nankin

8 on sick list


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4 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

6.00am: Landed small arm companies

7.45am: Small arm companies returned

5.30pm: 1 AB joined from Hospital

4 on sick list


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5 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

1.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch from 1.30pm till 7am Tuesday. Boys till 6.30pm

4 on sick list


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6 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.30am: Holy Communion

9.30am: Divisions

10.30am: Divine Service

5 on sick list


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7 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.45am: Sailed Japanese Cruiser Fushima

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

4 on sick list


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8 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

4 on sick list


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9 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

11.00am: Eng. Commander Leverne joined ship to await Diana

5 on sick list


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10 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

2.15pm: Arrived HMS Fame

3.20pm: Arrived HMS Cornwall

3.30pm: Read Warrants No.49 & 50

5.00pm: Discharged 1 LS & 1 AB to Cornwall

6 on sick list


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11 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

7 on sick list


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12 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

5.30am: Hands employed cleaning mess deck & scraping pitch off upper deck

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

11.30am: Arrived HMS Diana

2.45pm: Discharged Eng Commander Laverne to Diana and 1 AB to Diana

7 on sick list


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13 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.30am: Holy Communion

9.10am: Divisions

10.00am: Prayers

7 on sick list


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14 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & Prayers

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

5.00pm: Read Warrant No.51

6.30pm: 2 PO's joined from HMS Fame

7 on sick list


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15 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & Prayers

1.50pm: Read Warrant No.52

11.55pm: Ahmed Hassan, Seedie Boy, passed away. Cause of death. Primary chronic Nephritis, secondary Uraemia

4 on sick list


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16 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.00am: White watch left for Tanglin Barracks

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

11.45pm: Arrived HMS Diana

2 on sick list


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17 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & Prayers

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

2 on sick list


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18 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & Prayers

3.15pm: 2 Stokers rejoined from hospital

5.00pm: 1 Chief ERA joined from HMS Fame

2 on sick list


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19 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.15am: Sailed Japanese cruiser Tone

1 on sick list


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20 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.30am: Holy Communion

2 on sick list


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21 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & Prayers

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

1.15pm: Sold Dead Seedie Boy's effects

1 on sick list


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22 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & Prayers

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

8.35am: Both hands for exercise employed as requisite refitting

5.15pm: Sailed HMS Cornwall


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23 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.00am: Red Watch left for Tanglin Barracks

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

8.40am: White Watch returned from camp

5 on sick list


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24 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & Prayers

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

6 on sick list


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25 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

11.00pm: White Watch ~  SS Gle~ (the corner of the page is missing)

5 on sick list


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26 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

2.30am: Fire party returned from SS Glenartney

11.00am: 1 PO & 1 Stoker discharged to hospital

1.00pm: Discharged 3 ERA's, 2 PO's, 1 PO 2 & 1 Ldg Sig. 3 ABs & 1 stoker to P&O Somali. Discharged 1 stoker to W/T station

7.00pm: Sailed HMS Cornwall

5 on sick list

(A corner of this page is also missing)


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27 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

9.00am: 12 hands sent to fire in SS Glenartney

9.30am: Divisions & Prayers

3.10pm: Fire party returned

5 on sick list

(A corner of this page is also missing)


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28 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & Prayers

5 on sick list

(A corner of this page is also missing)


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29 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & Prayers

8.30am: Divisions & Prayers

1.00pm: Special leave to Blue Watch from 4.30pm to 7am. Camp Party till ~

5 on sick list

(A corner of this page is also missing)


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30 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.00am: Blue watch left for Tanglin

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & Prayers

8.15am: Red watch returned from Tanglin

3 on sick list

(A corner of this page is also missing)

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31 August 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & Prayers

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

7.10pm: Commenced ~

10.55pm: Ship ~ placed ~

3 on sick list

(A corner of this page is also missing)


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916


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Cover of log book for September 1916.  Signed as a complete copy of the original log by  V B Cardwell, Commander, for Captain (sick)


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Other half of cover of log book, signed by B C Porter as Navigating Officer

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1 September 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & Prayers

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

9.05am: Both Watches employed as requisite

1.00pm: Special leave to White Watch from 4.30pm till 7am

Fresh beef received: 170lbs; vegetables received: 330 lbs; bread received: 230 lbs

Water received: 5 tons; expended: 5 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 1 ton; remaining: 470 tons

3 on sick list

(A complete log page)


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2 September 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

4 on sick list


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3 September 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.30am: Holy Communion

9.30am: Divisions

10.15am: Prayers

4 on sick list

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4 September 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & Prayers

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

4.30pm: Read Warrant No.54

9 on sick list


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5 September 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & Prayers

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

7 on sick list


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6 September 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

8.05am: Blue Watch returned from Tanglin

9 on sick list


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7 September 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & Prayers

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

5 on sick list


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8 September 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & Prayers

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

12 on sick list


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9 September 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

12 on sick list


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10 September 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

10 on sick list

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11 September 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

10 on sick list


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12 September 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & Prayers

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

10 on sick list


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13 September 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & Prayers

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

13 on sick list


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14 September 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

11 on sick list


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15 September 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

11 on sick list


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16 September 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

12 on sick list


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17 September 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.15am: Commenced coaling Native labour.

1.30pm: Coaling completed 460 tons (455 +5)

11 on sick list


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18 September 1916

(No location given in log, but they are still in Singapore)

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

6 on sick list


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19 September 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & Prayers

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

7.30pm: Lieutenant Commander B.A. Frances joined ship

5 on sick list


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20 September 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & Prayers

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

4.30pm: Read Warrant No.55

5 on sick list


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21 September 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

6.30am: Shifted ship to No. 4 Berth

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & Prayers

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

6 on sick list


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22 September 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & Prayers

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

5 on sick list


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23 September 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

5 on sick list


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24 September 1916

Singapore

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

8.10am: Commenced basin steam trial

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Prayers

11.55am: Arrived HMAS Pioneer

12.20pm: Basin trial completed

4 on sick list


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25 September 1916

Steam trial in Singapore Straits

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

5.30am: Hands employed preparing for sea

6.00am: Life buoys tested & found correct

6.10am: Slipped & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

7.20am: As requisite for swinging ship for deviation

9.09am: Commenced steam trial. Course N80E

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.30am: a/c S78.5W. Hands employed as requisite

12.05pm: Turned 16 points to starboard

1.50pm: Stopped & dropped both anchors to test capstan

2.10pm: Weighed both anchors & proceeded into Keppel Harbour

3.15pm: Secured in Lagoon Dock, Section 7

5.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7am

10 on sick list


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26 September 1916

Singapore to Colombo

(No position given: Singapore is at Lat 1.3, Long 103.9)

7.00am: Commenced coaling

10.15am: Coaling completed 355 tons

4.30pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite out of Keppel Harbour

5.00pm: Stopped to drop pilot

5.07pm: Proceeded

9.00pm: Sounded 17 fathoms

10.00pm: Sounded 22 fathoms

11.00pm: Sounded 25 fathoms

12 midnight: Sounded 23 fathoms

9 on sick list

 

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27 September 1916

Singapore to Colombo

Lat 3.2, Long 100.5

8.42am: Sighted One Fathom Lighthouse N42W

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

3.20pm: Sighted Point Berhala N56W

10 on sick list

(Between 1am and 7am they are taking soundings every hour)


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28 September 1916

Singapore to Colombo

Lat 5.7, Long 93.2

2.35am: Observed Edi Rajut Light bearing N88W

4.00am: Observed Diamond Point Light N69W

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

3.53pm: Tapa Gapa Light abeam 3.5' (Probably Le Meule – Ujung Tapagaya, Ujung Baratlaut)

10 on sick list


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29 September 1916

Singapore to Colombo

Lat 5.9, Long 91.4

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9 on sick list


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30 September 1916

Singapore to Colombo

Lat 5.5, Long 86.7

9 on sick list


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916


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Cover of log book for October 1916.  Signed as a complete copy of the original log by  C D S Raikes, Captain


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Other half of cover of log book, signed by B C Porter as Navigating Officer


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1 October 1916

Singapore to Colombo

Lat 5.6, Long 82.6

2.20am: Exercised sea boats crew

4.35am: Exercised sea boats crew

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6.45am: a/c N80W

7.30am: Holy Communion

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

12.23pm: a/c N78W

1.00pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes

3.30pm: Observed deviation standard 4.5W

9.00pm: Increased to 90 revs

9.48pm: Sighted Dondra Head N63W

11.35pm: Dondra Head abeam 6’

11.55pm: Exercised sea boats crew

Water distilled: 4.5 tons; expended 4 tons; remaining 33 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 75 tons; remaining 393 tons

10 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 October 1916

Singapore to Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

12.20am: Observed Galle Light: N49W

3.20am: Observed Barberyn Light abeam 12'

5.35am: Observed Colombo Light N18E

7.15am: Course & speed as requisite entering Colombo Harbour

7.30am: Pilot on board

7.35am: Secured in no 3 berth

9.00am: Commenced coaling

4.30pm: Coaling completed 610 tons

8 on sick list


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3 October 1916

Colombo

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8 on sick list


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4 October 1916

Colombo to Aden

(No position given: Colombo is at Lat 6.9, Long 79.8)

8.25am: Divisions

4.20pm: Pilot on board

4.30pm: Slipped & proceeded

5.00pm: Pilot left ship. Course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour

6 on sick list


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5 October 1916

Colombo to Aden

Lat 7.6, Long 76.2

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

7 on sick list


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6 October 1916

Colombo to Aden

Lat 8.6, Long 71.4

2.15am: Sighted Minikoi N61W

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

7 on sick list


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7 October 1916

Colombo to Aden

Lat 9.9, Long 66.5

10 on sick list


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8 October 1916

Colombo to Aden

Lat 11.2, Long 61.7

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

10 on sick list


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9 October 1916

Colombo to Aden

Lat 12.4, Long 56.9

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

Noon: Sold before the mast the effects of the late Abdullah Mahmoud (there has been no record of the death of any crew member of this name)

9 on sick list


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10 October 1916

Colombo to Aden

Lat 13.4, Long 51.6

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

6 on sick list


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11 October 1916

Colombo to Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 46.8

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

5.12pm: Sighted Aden S89W

8.00pm: Course & speed as requisite entering Aden

8.30pm: Let go starboard anchor 8 shackles 5.5 fathoms & secured stern to No 4 Buoy


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12 October 1916

Aden

(No position given: Aden is at  Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

5.30am: Sailed HMS Clio

7.15am: Commenced coaling

8.30am: Arrived HMS Suva

3.00pm: Coaling completed 575 tons

5 on sick list


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13 October 1916

Aden

(No position given: Aden is at  Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

4 on sick list


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14 October 1916

Aden

(No position given: Aden is at  Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

9.0am: Arrived Dutch Submarine K1

3.50pm: Discharged 1 Leading Seaman to hospital

3 on sick list


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15 October 1916

Aden

(No position given: Aden is at  Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

6.15am: Sailed Dutch Submarine K1

7.30am: Holy Communion

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

2 on sick list


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16 October 1916

Aden

(No position given: Aden is at  Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & Prayers

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.50am: Arrived HMS Fox

1 on sick list


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17 October 1916

Aden to Berbera

(No position given: Aden is at  Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

5.30am: Marines landed for drill

7.30am: Marines returned

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & Prayers

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

3.30pm: Discharged 1 Pte RMLI to RNO for passage to England

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded course & speed as requisite leaving Aden

1 on sick list


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18 October 1916

Aden to Berbera

(No position given: Berbera which is in Somalia is at Lat 10.4, Long 45.0)

6.45am: Course & speed as requisite entering Berbera Harbour

4.30pm: Read Warrants 57, 58 & 59

7.30pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Berbera

3 on sick list


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19 October 1916

Berbera to Jibuti (now Djibouti)

(No position given: Djibouti is at Lat 11.6, Long 43.2)

9.55am: Mashah Island abeam 8'

11.40am: Let go starboard anchor in 9 fathoms

4.10pm: Read Warrants No. 60 & 61

3 on sick list


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20 October 1916

Jibuti

(No position given: Djibouti is at Lat 11.6, Long 43.2)

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

3 on sick list


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21 October 1916

Jibuti

(No position given: Djibouti is at Lat 11.6, Long 43.2)

4.20am: Sailed French Cruiser Pothuau

6 on sick list


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22 October 1916

Jibouti to Zeila

(No position given: Zeila – also Zaila or Saylac - in Somalia is at Lat 11.4, Long 43.5)

6.10am: Weighed & proceeded N5.5E

7.30am: Scorpion Point Lighthouse abeam 1.9'

9.15am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

11.45am: Course & speed as requisite approaching Zeila

12.16pm: Let go starboard anchor

5.00pm: Received 5 political prisoners from Zeila (Zeila was then part of British Somaliland, where the British had been engaged in a 20 year campaign against a resistance movement, which was being supported by the Ottoman Empire and the Germans.)

7.50pm: Weighed starboard anchor

5 on sick list


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23 October 1916

Zeila to Berbera

(No position given: Berbera is at Lat 10.4, Long 45.0)

5.15pm: Observed Berbera Light Bearing S56E

5.50am: Course as requisite approaching anchorage

6.08am: Let go starboard anchor

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

3 on sick list


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24 October 1916

Berbera

(No position given: Berbera is at Lat 10.4, Long 45.0)

6 on sick list


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25 October 1916

Berbera to Makalla

(No position given: Berbera is at Lat 10.4, Long 45.0)

7.40am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.30am: Stopped

10.10am: Proceeded

4 on sick list


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26 October 1916

Berbera to Makalla

Lat 13.5, Long 48.4

6.15am: Observed land from N to NNW

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

7.20pm: Course & speed as requisite approaching Makalla

8.45pm: Let go starboard anchor


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27 October 1916

Makalla (now Al Mukalla, Yemen)

(No position given: Al Mukalla is at Lat 14.5, Long 49.1)

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

4.00pm: HM Sultan of Makalla on board

4.55pm: HM Sultan left ship. Fired salute of 9 guns

5.00pm: Salute returned by shore battery

3 on sick list


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28 October 1916

Makalla to Sharma

(No position given: Sharma is probably Sharmah, at Lat 14.8, Long 50.0)

6.42am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Makalla

12.45pm: Course & speed as requisite entering Sharma

1.08pm: Let go starboard anchor 6 fathoms

6 on sick list


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29 October 1916

Sharma to Makalla

(No position given: Makalla/Al Mukalla is at Lat 14.5, Long 49.1)

6.50am: Weighed & proceeded

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

11.36am: As requisite entering Makalla

11.53am: Let go starboard anchor

5 on sick list


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30 October 1916

Makalla to Bir Ali

(No position given: Bir Ali – the capital of the Wahidi Bir Ali, a Wahidi state in the British Aden Protectorate, now part of Yemen, is at Lat 14.1, Long 48.4)

6.27am: Weighed & proceeded

8.25am: Divisions & Prayers

12.35pm: Course & speed as requisite entering Bir Ali

6.06pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite

4 on sick list


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31 October 1916

Bir Ali to Aden

(No position given: Aden is at Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

6.00am: Observed Haura Village N18W

6.15am: As requisite approaching Haura

6.30am: Proceeded as requisite

8.45am: Courses as requisite to examine small steamer

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

5.00pm: Course as requisite rounding Aden & approaching harbour

5.25pm: Let go starboard anchor in 5 fathoms & secured stern to no 4 buoy, head west

4 on sick list

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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916


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Cover of log for November 1916, certified as the original log by C D S Raikes, Captain (this is unusual – the words ‘a complete copy’ have been crossed out)

 

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Other half of cover of log book, signed by V B Cardwell as Navigating Officer (The previous Navigating Officer left the ship on 3rd November)


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1 November 1916

Aden

(No position given: Aden is at Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

12.30am: Nos 7 & 8 boilers alight

2.00am: Draught of water – fore 18’ 6”; aft 22’ 2”

4.50am: Lit fires in steam cutter

5.30am: Hands cleaning ship

6.00am: Divers working on A bracket  of SS Santa Margherita

6.15am: Vengeance arrived

7.00am: Hands preparing for coaling

7.30am: Seamanship training class boat pulling

7.55am: Commenced coaling

9.00am: 1 Stoker & Ldg Seaman joined ship

10.00am: Hands cleaning boats & as requisite

11.00am: Hospital ship Assaye arrived & sailed 12.30

2.00pm: Finished coaling received 440 tons

3.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

5.00pm: Paid monthly money

6.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to Vengeance

9.10pm: Lunka sailed

10.40pm: Drew fires in steam cutter

Provisions received: fresh meat 220 lbs; vegetables 600 lbs; bread 330 lbs

Fresh water: distilled 9.5 tons; expended 5 tons; remaining 37 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 7 tons; remaining 975 tons

10 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 November 1916

Aden

(No position given: Aden is at Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

8.30am: Divers working on SS Santa Margherita

5.00pm: Discharged 2 ratings to Vengeance

6.00pm: Divers returned

10 on sick list


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3 November 1916

Aden

(No position given: Aden is at Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

4.45am: Vengeance proceeded

6.00am: Divers working on propeller of SS Santa Margherita

8.30am: Divisions & Prayers

5.00pm: Lieutenant B C Porter left ship

7.00pm: Divers returned

6 on sick list


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4 November 1916

Aden

(No position given: Aden is at Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

6.00am: Divers working on propeller of SS Santa Margherita

6.30pm: Divers returned

6 on sick list


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5 November 1916

Aden

(No position given: Aden is at Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

7.00am: Divers working on propeller of SS Santa Margherita

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

7.00pm: Divers returned

8 on sick list


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6 November 1916

Aden

(No position given: Aden is at Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

7.00am: Divers working on propeller of SS Santa Margherita

8.30am: Divisions & Prayers

4.30pm: Read Warrant no 62

7.30pm: Divers returned

5 on sick list


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7 November 1916

Aden

(No position given: Aden is at Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

8.30am: Divisions & Prayers

10.30am: 1 rating joined for passage

5 on sick list


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8 November 1916

Aden to Jedda

Lat 12.5, Long 43.9

5.30am: Discharged 1 rating embarked for passage

6.25am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

1.55pm: Course as requisite through small ~ strait of Bab-el-Mandeb

4.30pm: Read Articles of War & CM Return (CM stands for Courts Martial)

9.40pm: Abu Ail Light abeam 5'

5 on sick list


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9 November 1916

Aden to Jedda

Lat 16.6, Long 41.0

1.35am: Zebayir Light: N12W

6.15am: Jebel Teir Light House abeam 2’

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

9.30am: Read Warrants 63, 64, 65

4.00pm: Quarters. Fired 4 test rounds from HA 12 pounder 12 cwt gun (HA is probably High Angle)

5.45pm: Sighted SS Santa Margherita broken down. Course & speed as requisite closing her (it would appear the divers’ work on the propeller has not been altogether effective ….)

6.20pm: Stopped. Hands preparing for towing

6 on sick list


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10 November 1916

Aden to Jedda

Lat 18.0, Long 40.2

5.50am: Course & speed as requisite closing SS  Santa Margherita to pass towing hawser (6" wire)

7.35am: Proceeded with Santa Margherita in tow. Course & speed as requisite turning to N33W

11.00am: Lost overboard by accident sinker 24 lbs patt 1310 one in number

6 on sick list


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11 November 1916

Aden to Jedda

Lat 20.1, Long 39.2

6.30pm: Lost overboard by accident: sinker 24 lbs patt 1310 – 1; swivel – 1; brass guard – 1

8 on sick list


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12 November 1916

Aden to Jedda (now Jeddah)

(No position given: Jeddah is at Lat 21.5, Long 39.1)

5.15am: Course & speed as requisite for slipping tow

5.30am: Sighted Suva NW

7.15am: Sighted Euryalus SE

9.00am: Hands preparing for entering harbour

10.00am: Divisions & Prayers. Course & speed as requisite entering harbour

10.52am: Came to with port bower in 17 fathoms


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13 November 1916

Jedda to Rabegh (now Rabigh)

Lat 22.2, Long 38.7

5.50am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

3.00pm: Course as requisite for approaching Rabegh

3.36pm: Stopped. Came to with port bower in 10 fathoms

5.00pm: Discharged 1 PO to Slieve Foy

9 on sick list


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14 November 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

11.00am: El Hadj (French) arrived

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 66

8.00pm: One rating joined

8 on sick list


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15 November 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

5.00am: Dufferin sailed

8 on sick list


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16 November 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

8.00am: Pothau, Suva, Scotia & Elele (transport) arrived

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

10.00am: Hands employed unloading stores for military & as requisite

1.00pm: D'Entrecasteaux proceeded.

1.30pm: Scotia & El Hadj proceeded

4.00pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for shifting berth

4.23pm: Stopped. Came to with port bower in 6.75 fathoms

10 on sick list


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17 November 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

6.00am: Suva sailed. Elele shifted berth

8.30am: Hands employed landing stores for military, building pier & as requisite

9.30am: Divisions & Prayers

7 on sick list


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18 November 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

5.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship, landing stores for military & building pier (this is repeated throughout the day)

12 on sick list


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19 November 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

9.00am: El Hadj arrived

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship, landing stores for military and building pier (this is repeated throughout the day)

10.30am: Divine Service

15 on sick list


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20 November 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

8.00am: Hardinge arrived

4.30pm: Laura arrived

5.00pm: El Hadj (French) proceeded

6.00am: Hands working military stores, building pier & as requisite (this is repeated throughout the day)

15 on sick list


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21 November 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

5.30am: Hands cleaning ship, working stores for military and building pier (this is repeated throughout the day)

8.00am: Pothau (French) proceeded

3.30pm: Hardinge & Laura proceeded

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No.67

17 on sick list


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22 November 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship and building pier (the pier building continues throughout the day)

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

11.00am: HMT River Fisher arrived

12 on sick list


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23 November 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

7.00am: Hands building pier and erecting hangars (this is continued throughout the day)

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

11 on sick list


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24 November 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship, building pier, erecting hangars (the work on pier and hangars continues throughout the day)

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

10.00am: Moved main engines as requisite to clear hawsers

2.30pm: HMT River Fisher sailed

11 on sick list


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25 November 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship, building pier & erecting hangars (the work on pier and hangars continues throughout the day)

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

11.00am: HMT Elele shifted berth

11 on sick list


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26 November 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship, building pier & erecting hangars (the work on pier and hangars continues throughout the day)

10.00am: Divisions. Divine Service

10 on sick list


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27 November 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship, building pier & erecting hangars (the work on pier and hangars continues throughout the day)

10.00am and 3.00pm: Gunnery T.C. under examination

9 on sick list


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28 November 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

8.00am: Dufferin arrived

9.00am and 2.00pm: Hands building pier, landing stores from Dufferin & as requisite

10.00am & 3.00pm: Gunnery T.C. under examination

11.00am: D'entrecasteaux arrived

5.00pm: 5 Ratings joined from Dufferin

5 on sick list


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29 November 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

9.00am & 2.30pm: Gunnery T.C. under examination

10.30am: Discharged 2 ratings to Dufferin

11.30am: HMT River Fisher arrived

2.30pm: Dufferin proceeded

9 on sick list


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30 November 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

1.30pm: HMT Junin arrived

3.00pm: HMT River Fisher proceeded

3.30pm: Junin proceeded

10 on sick list


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916


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Cover of log for December 1916, certified as the original log by C D S Raikes, Captain (this is unusual – the words ‘a complete copy’ have been crossed out)


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Other half of cover of log book, signed by V B Cardwell as Navigating Officer


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1 December 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

1.00am: No 3, 4 boilers in use

4.00am: Lit fires in steam cutter

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: SS Pundua arrived

9.30am: Divisions & Prayers. Exercised general quarters.

10.00am: Gunnery TC at instruction

11.00am: Hands employed as requisite

11.30am: SS Karadeniz arrived

2.00pm: Gunnery TC at instruction. Hands building pier as requisite

10.00pm: Drew fires in steam cutter

Provisions received: 237 lbs fresh meat

Fresh water: distilled 9.5 tons; expended 5 tons; remaining 35.5 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 11 tons; remaining 439 tons

9 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 December 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

5.00am: D'Entrecasteaux proceeded

9.30am: Hands cleaning ship, building pier & as requisite

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.68

10 on sick list


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3 December 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

9.00am: HMT River Fisher arrived

9.30am: Divisions & Prayers

11.00am: Suva arrived

11.30am: Hands landing stores

12.30pm: 1 Rating joined from Suva

2.30pm: HMT River Fisher proceeded

3.00pm: Discharged 1 Gunner(T) & 20 ratings to Suva (temporarily)

4.30pm: Suva proceeded

12 on sick list


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4 December 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

6.00am: Landed SA Company (SA is probably Small Arms)

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

10.00am: Hands building pier & as requisite

2.00pm: Hands building pier, erecting beams & as requisite

14 on sick list


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5 December 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

6.00am: Landed SA Company.

6.30am: Hands erecting beams, cleaning ship and as requisite

8.00am: HMT Pundua proceeded

9.00am: Minto arrived

9.30am: HMT  Race Fisher arrived

10.00am: Hands hoisting in stores, erecting beams & as requisite

11.00am: One rating joined from Minto

2.00pm: Hands hoisting in stores & as requisite

2.30pm: Minto proceeded

12 on sick list


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6 December 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

5.30am: Landed SA Company

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

10.00am: Hands restowing holds and building pier & as requisite

3.00pm: HMT Race Fisher proceeded

11 on sick list


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7 December 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

5.00am: Landed SA Company

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

9.30am: Hands building pier and as requisite

10.00am: Gunnery TC at instruction

10.30am: HMT El Kahira arrived.

2.30pm: Unmoored and removed 6 shackles on port and 2 on starboard.

12 on sick list


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8 December 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

10.00am: Hands building pier, laying telephone cables and as requisite

11.00am: HMT River Fisher & Arethusa arrived

2.00pm: Hands building pier, landing military stores and as requisite

3.00pm: 2 Ratings joined

3.30pm: HMT Elele & River Fisher proceeded

4.00pm: HMT El Kahira shifted berth.

10 on sick list


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9 December 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

3.00pm: HMT Arethusa proceeded

15 on sick list


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10 December 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

9.30am: Divisions. Divine service

7.00am: HMT Race Fisher arrived

3.30pm: HMT Race Fisher proceeded

16 on sick list


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11 December 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

6.00am: Landed SA Company

9.00am: Division Prayers and exercised general quarters

14 on sick list


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12 December 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

6.00am: Landed SA Company

9.00am: Suva arrived

10.30am: HMT Arethusa II arrived

4.00pm: Suva proceeded

14 on sick list


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13 December 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

6.00am: Landed SA Company

9.30am: Divisions & Prayers

11.00am: Hands embarking military stores & as requisite

3.00pm: HMT Arethusa proceeded

14 on sick list


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14 December 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

6.00am: Landed SA company

7.00am: HMS Suva arrived

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

2.00pm: Hardinge arrived

2.30pm: Lieut Earp RNR joined ship

3.00pm: Gunner (T) & 20 ratings rejoined ship

3.30pm: Hands employed landing military stores

4.30pm: Euryalus arrived

5.00pm: 21 ratings joined

6.00pm: Hands preparing for sea and landing military stores

7 on sick list


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15 December 1916

Rabegh to Port Sudan

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

6.00am: Discharged 6 ratings to Euryalus

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

9.30am: Unmoored & weighed starboard bower

10.00am: Imogene arrived

12.30pm: Received 5 patients for passage to hospital

1.03pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour

10 on sick list


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16 December 1916

Rabegh to Port Sudan

(No position given: Port Sudan is at Lat 19.6, Long 37.2)

5.30am: Hands cleaning ship & preparing for entering harbour

7.36am: Sanganeb Light abeam 2.5'

9.00am: Course & speed as requisite entering Port Sudan

9.50am: Stopped. Secured alongside wharf No 4 berth

10.00am: Discharged 5 patients to hospital

3.00pm: Hands preparing for coaling

7 on sick list


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17 December 1916

Port Sudan

(No position given: Port Sudan is at Lat 19.6, Long 37.2)

6.15am: Commenced coaling

11.00am: Scotia arrived

6.15pm: Finished coaling received 650 tons

2 on sick list


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18 December 1916

Port Sudan

(No position given: Port Sudan is at Lat 19.6, Long 37.2)

6.05am: Shifted berth, came to with port bower in 14 fathoms

1 on sick list


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19 December 1916

Port Sudan

(No position given: Port Sudan is at Lat 19.6, Long 37.2)

8.30am: Divisions & Prayers

1.30pm: Scotia proceeded.

Mr. Morris Moss Bright, Mate: I. Was slack in the performance of his duty as Officer of the Watch in that he kept a boat containing officers waiting alongside the ship. II. That as officer of the Watch, in full view of the dutymen & others, he failed to show the proper marks of respect to certain senior officers of the ship when they were going over the side. Signed M M Bright, Mate

2 on sick list


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20 December 1916

Port Sudan

(No position given: Port Sudan is at Lat 19.6, Long 37.2)

8.30am: Divisions & Prayers

3 on sick list


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21 December 1916

Date is shown in error as Thursday 21st November 1916

Port Sudan to Rabegh

(No position given: Port Sudan is at Lat 19.6, Long 37.2)

8.30am: Divisions & Prayers

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No.69 & 70

6:40pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course & speed as requsite leaving harbour

7 on sick list


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22 December 1916

Port Sudan to Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

12.30pm: Course & speed as requisite entering Rabegh

12.50pm: Stopped. Came to with port bower in 6.75 fathoms, moored ship 3 shackles on each. Discharged 15 ratings to Hardinge for passage.

3.30pm: Hardinge proceeded

5.00pm: Ships present: El Kahira, Imogene, Scotia, D'Entrecasteaux, El Hadj, St.Bruix

11 on sick list


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23 December 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

9.00am: Suva arrived

2.00pm: Hands landing military stores and laying moorings

11 on sick list


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24 December 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

7.00am: Suva proceeded

9.30am: Divisions. Divine Service

4.30pm: St. Bruix proceeded

5.00pm: RFA Bacchus arrived

5.30pm: Minto arrived

6.00pm: 29 ratings joined

12 on sick list


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25 December 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

7.00am: El Hadj shifted berth

10.00am: Divine Service

3.00pm: Laura arrived

13 on sick list


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26 December 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

5.30am: Minto proceeded

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship, drawing stores from Laura

7.30am: Scotia shifted berth

8.30am: Divisions & Prayers

9.30am: Hands drawing stores from Laura & as requisite

12.30pm: Discharged 29 ratings to Scotia

2.00pm; HMT Race Fisher arrived. Scotia proceeded

2.30pm: SS Queensland Transport arrived

3.30pm: 4 ratings joined

8.00pm: Hands hoisting & stowing stores

8 on sick list


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27 December 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

7.00am: Laura proceeded

6.00am: Hands provisioning ship and landing military stores (this entry is repeated throughout the day)

7.00pm: Burned searchlights

6 on sick list


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28 December 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

6.00am: Hands landing military stores & as requisite

7.30am: Suva arrived

8.00am: SS Queensland Transport proceeded

8.30am: St Brieux (French) arrived

9.30am: Divisions & Prayers

3.00pm: HMT Race Fisher proceeded

3.30pm: St Brieux proceeded

4.30pm: Hands hoisting out empty cases

5.30pm: Minto arrived

6.00pm: Imogene arrived

4 on sick list


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29 December 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

5.00pm: Minto proceeded

8.30am: Carried out practice with 6" guns, aeroplane spotting

9.30am: Read Warrants Nos.71, 72

10.30am: Discharged 2 ratings to Scotia

10.00am: Scotia arrived

11.00am: Scotia proceeded

3.30pm: El Hadj proceeded

4 on sick list


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30 December 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

10.30am: HMT Arethusa arrived

1.00pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Suva

2.00pm: Working party landing military stores

4 on sick list


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31 December 1916

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

9.30am: Divisions. Divine Service

10.00am: HMT River Fisher arrived

2.00pm: HMT Arethusa proceeded

2.30pm: Working party landing military stores from River Fisher

5.30pm: Minto arrived

6 on sick list


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS MINERVA 1917-1918

JP map Minerva 1917-18

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917


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Cover of log for January 1917, certified as the original log by C D S Raikes, Captain (this is unusual – the words ‘a complete copy’ have been crossed out)


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Other half of cover of log book, signed by V B Cardwell as Navigating Officer


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1 January 1917

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

1.00am: Drew fires in steam cutter

2.00am: Nos 1, 2 boilers for auxiliary purposes

4.30am: Lit fires in steam cutter & steam pinnace

5.30am: Landed SA company

6.00am: Hands employed landing military stores and cleaning ship

8.30am: Dufferin arrived

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers

9.30am: S I MI 6” crews at gun drill

10.00am: Seamanship & Gunnery T.C. at instruction. Hands employed landing military stores.

1.00pm: 48 ratings joined from Dufferin

2.00pm: Hands landing military stores & as requisite

3.30pm: Dufferin proceeded

4.00pm: Quarters

6.00pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace

11.00pm: Drew fires in steam cutter

Fresh beef received: 290 lbs; vegetables received: 5000 lbs

Water distilled: 3 tons; water expended: 4.5 tons; water remaining: 30.5 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 8 tons; remaining: 657.5 tons

7 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 January 1917

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

6.00am: Hands employed landing military stores and cleaning ship

7.00am: Minto proceeded

8.30am: HMT Race Fisher arrived

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers

2.30pm: HMT River Fisher proceeded

7 on sick list


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3 January 1917

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

6.30am: Pinnace with party preparing Tautah Rock buoy moorings

8.30am: Arethusa arrived

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

10.30am and 2.30pm: Hands employed landing military stores and as requisite

3.30pm: HMT Race Fisher proceeded

8 on sick list


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4 January 1917

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

5.30am: Imogene proceeded. Steam pinnace and pinnace with party laying Tautah Rock buoy

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

11.30am: Minto arrived

12.30pm: 1 rating joined from Bacchus

1.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to Bacchus

7 on sick list


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5 January 1917

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

5.30am: Imogene proceeded

6.30am: Minto proceeded

8.30am: Divisions Prayers

12.30pm: Dufferin arrived

1.00pm: M31 arrived

3.30pm: Dufferin proceeded

5.30pm: Imogene arrived

4 on sick list


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6 January 1917

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

7.30am: Imogene proceeded

9.30am: Pothau (French) arrived

3.30pm: D'Entrecasteaux proceeded

3 on sick list


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7 January 1917

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

9.30am: Divisions. Divine Service

10.00am: Dufferin arrived

3.30pm: Dufferin proceeded

3 on sick list


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8 January 1917

Rabegh

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

9.30am: Divisions Prayers

5 on sick list


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9 January 1917

Rabegh to Aden

(No position given: Rabegh is at Lat 22.8, Long 38.9)

8.30am: Divisions Prayers

9.00am: Unmoored & weighed port bower, shortened in to 2 shackles on starboard cable

10.00am: Dufferin arrived

11.00am: Discharged 43 ratings to Dufferin

11.45am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour

6 on sick list


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10 January 1917

Rabegh to Aden

Lat 18.4, Long 39.9

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

5 on sick list


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11 January 1917

Rabegh to Aden

Lat 14.9, Long 42.2

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No.73

6.05pm: Abu Ail Light abeam 1.8

5 on sick list


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12 January 1917

Rabegh to Aden

(No position given: noon position is given as Off Aden – Aden is at Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

Long 45.0

3.00am: Balfe Pt Light abeam 3'

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

11.00am: Hands preparing for coaling

11.40am: Course & speed as requisite entering harbour

12.28pm: Stopped. Came to with port bower in 4.5 fathoms

12.30pm: Commenced coaling

4 on sick list


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13 January 1917

Aden to Cruising

(No position given: Aden is at Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

4.30am: Finished coaling received 655 tons

4.30pm: Lunka proceeded

5.30pm: Clio arrived

6.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

6.47pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour

4 on sick list

(Minerva was being sent to join the campaign against the German raider Wolf; for more information,search here for Wolf and Minerva)


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14 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 12.8, Long 47.6

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

4 on sick list


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15 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 13.2, Long 51.4

9.30am: Divisions Prayers

5 on sick list


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16 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 13.7, Long 55.1

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

2 on sick list


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17 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 14.9, Long 52.9

3 on sick list


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18 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 13.5, Long 53.0

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

3 on sick list


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19 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 13.4, Long 49.4

4.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for closing steamer


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20 January 1917

At Sea & Aden

Lat 12.9, Long 45.4

2.05pm: Ras Marshag Light abeam 4’. Course & speed as requisite approaching Aden & securing to No 4 Buoy

3.20pm: Stopped. Came to starboard bower in 5 fathoms, secured stern to No 4 Buoy

4.00pm: 1 rating joined from hospital

7.30pm: Laura arrived

1 on sick list


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21 January 1917

Aden

(No position given: Aden is at Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

7.00am: Commenced coaling

9.00am: Divers at monthly dip

12.50pm: Finished coaling received 415 tons

5 on sick list


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22 January 1917

Aden

(No position given: Aden is at Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

5 on sick list


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23 January 1917

Aden

(No position given: Aden is at Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

8.30am: Divisions Prayers

1.30pm: Discharged 5 ratings to Northbrook

4.10pm: Northbrook proceeded

4 on sick list


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24 January 1917

Aden

(No position given: Aden is at Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

5.30am: Marines landed for route march

6.30am: Clio proceeded

7.00am: Laura sailed

8.30am: Divisions Prayers

11.30am: Brisbane arrived

3 on sick list


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25 January 1917

Aden

(No position given: Aden is at Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

5.30am: Landed ordinary seamen for squad drill

8.30am: Divisions Prayers

9.00am: Brisbane proceeded

1.00pm: Perth arrived

2 on sick list


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26 January 1917

Aden

(No position given: Aden is at Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

5.30am: Landed ordinary seamen for squad drill

8.30am: Divisions Prayers

11.00am: Divers working about P.S.60 (perhaps Paddle Steamer)

4.30pm: Read Warrant No.74

5.00pm: Odin proceeded

3 on sick list


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27 January 1917

Aden

(No position given: Aden is at Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

8.30am: Read warrant no 75

3 on sick list


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28 January 1917

Aden

(No position given: Aden is at Lat 12.8, Long 45.0)

7.30am: RC Church party landed

9.30am: Divisions. Divine Service

8.45pm: Commenced coaling

10.00pm: 2 ratings joined

10.30pm: Finished coaling received 66 tons

3 on sick list


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29 January 1917

Aden to Zanzibar

Lat 12.7, Long 45.1

8.00am: Discharged 1 rating

10.30am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour

3 on sick list


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30 January 1917

Aden to Zanzibar

Lat 12.7, Long 49.2

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

3 on sick list


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31 January 1917

Aden to Zanzibar

Lat 11.0, Long 51.9

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

4 on sick list


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917


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Cover of log for February 1917, certified as the original log by C D S Raikes, Captain (this is unusual – the words ‘a complete copy’ have been crossed out)


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Other half of cover of log book, signed by V B Cardwell as Navigating Officer


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1 February 1917

Aden to Zanzibar

Lat 7.0, Long 51.1

1.00am: Nos 1, 2, 3, 4 boilers in use

2.00am: Exercised sea boats crew close WT doors

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

9.30am: Exercised SA companies

10.00am: Seamanship, Gunnery & Torpedo T.C. to instruction

11.00am: Hands employed as requisite. a/c S38W

2.30pm: Watch employed as requisite

4.00pm: Quarters

11.00pm: Exercised sea boats crew & close WT doors

Distance run through the water: 233’

Course and distance made good: 192o – 242’

Variation: 1oW

True bearing and distance: Zanzibar Light 223o – 105o

Fresh water expended: 4 tons; remaining 27.5 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 58.5 tons; remaining 774.5 tons

6 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)

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2 February 1917

Aden to Zanzibar

Lat 3.4, Long 48.2

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

7 on sick list


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3 February 1917

Aden to Zanzibar
Lat -0.00, Long 45.2

8 on sick list


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4 February 1917

Aden to Zanzibar

Lat -3.6, Long 42.4

9.30am: Divisions Divine Service

8 on sick list


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5 February 1917

Aden to Zanzibar

Lat -6.0, Long 39.7

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

10.30am: Hands overhauling coaling gear & as requisite

11.35am: Course as requisite closing Ras Nungwi Lt & proceeding down Zanzibar Channel

3.10pm: Mwana Mwana Light abeam 1’

4.00pm: Course as requisite approaching Zanzibar Harbour by English Pass

5.35pm: Stopped. Came to with port bower in 12 fathoms

10 on sick list


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6 February 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

4.20am: Talbot proceeded

5.00am: Hands preparing for coaling

6.40am: Collier Llandrindod alongside

8.50am: Commenced coaling

4.25pm: Finished coaling received 465 tons

5.30pm: Hands unrigging coaling gear and cleaning ship

6 on sick list


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7 February 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

5 on sick list


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8 February 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

1.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

8 on sick list


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9 February 1917

Zanzibar to Cruising

Lat -6.8, Long 39.6

7.15am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

2.00pm: Hauled in P.L. Dropped targets. Course & speed as requisite for carrying out target practice with 1” aiming rifle from 6 & 12 pdr guns

4.00pm: Course & speed as requisite picking up targets

8.00pm: Ras Mkumbi Light abeam 12.0’

8 on sick list


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10 February 1917

At Sea

Lat -9.8, Long 40.7

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 76

9 on sick list


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11 February 1917

At Sea

Lat -11.5, Long 43.2

9.30am: Divisions Prayers

12.30pm: Course as requisite approaching Moroni (Moroni is on the west coast of the largest island in the Comoros group)

4.05pm: Course as requisite approaching Shindini

10 on sick list


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12 February 1917

At Sea & Pamanzi Bay (now Baie de Pamanzi)

(No position given – Pamanzi Bay is at Lat -12.8, Long 45.3)

8.30am: Course as requisite passing through Sazily Middle Pass (Mayotte Is) & proceeding to Pamanzi Bay

10.00am: Course & speed as requisite for anchoring

10.15am: Stopped. Came to with starboard bower in 12 fathoms

4.25pm: Weighed and proceeded 75 revs. Course as requisite leaving harbour

8.30pm: Course as requisite carrying out night firing with 1” aiming rifle

9 on sick list


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13 February 1917

At Sea

Lat -12.2, Long 44.0

7.00am: Course as requisite passing through islands south of Mohilla Island

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

14 on sick list


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14 February 1917

At Sea

Lat -10.0, Long 47.2

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

1.30pm: Menai Island N69E

3.00pm: Course & speed as requisite closing Menai Is & laying off settlement

4.00pm: Manager of Island came onboard (Menai Island is an islet in the Cosmoledo Group, which is itself an atoll of the Aldabra Group – see entry tomorrow)

5.00pm: Proceeded 75 revs. Course as requisite coasting round Cosmoledo Group

11 on sick list


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15 February 1917

At Sea & Aldabra

Lat -9.3, Long 46.2

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

11.30am: Course as requisite entering main channel Aldabra Is

12.26pm: Stopped. Came to with port bower in 8 fathoms

5.10pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour & proceeding to settlement on West Is (Aldabra)

6.05pm: Manager of Aldabra Is came onboard (Aldabra, now part of the Seychelles, is the world’s second largest coral atoll. A trading concession was granted in 1888 to enable the exploitation of the natural resources of the island, mainly coconuts and initially giant tortoises, though trade in these was ended in 1891.)

7 on sick list


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16 February 1917

At Sea

Lat -9.1, Long 44.1

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

7 on sick list


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17 February 1917

At Sea

Lat -9.1, Long 41.0

5.30am: Commenced to zig-zag, steering 15o each side N81W, altering course every 1/2 hour

12.30pm: Steering zig-zag course 15o each side of mean course S21W

7.15pm: A/c. N7W stopped zig-zag 70 revs.

10 on sick list


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18 February 1917

At Sea, Kilwa Kisiwani & Niororo

Lat -8.3, Long 39.7

6.40am: Course as requisite for entering Kilwa Kisiwani Harbour

7.15am: Stopped alongside Thistle & received provisions & one rating. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour

9.30am: Divisions. Divine Service

1.00pm: Course as requisite proceeding through South Mafia & Kisiwani Channel to Niororo Is

4.30pm: Course and speed as requisite for anchoring west of Liororo Is

5.00pm: Stopped. Came to with port bower in 15 fathoms

9.00pm: Collier Polvena secured alongside

8 on sick list


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19 February 1917

Niororo Island

(No position given: Niororo is at Lat -7.6, Long 39.7)

5.05am: Commenced coaling

7.45am: Talbot & Thistle arrived

10.00am: Mersey proceeded

4.20pm: Finished coaling received 535 tons

6.15pm: Thistle proceeded. Collier cast off

15 on sick list


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20 February 1917

Niororo Island, Tirene Bay & Sea

(No position given: Tirene Bay is at Lat -7.9, Long 39.7)

6.45am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite

8.30am: Course & speed as requisite entering Tirene Bay & anchoring

8.45am: Came to with starboard bower in 8 fathoms

12.50pm: Talbot arrived

3.00pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite

3.15pm: Course as requisite proceeding through Kisiwani & South Mafia Channels

6.00pm: Course as requisite closing SS Mafia

14 on sick list


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21 February 1917

Tunghi Bay & Sea (Tunghi Bay is now called Baia de Tungue)

(No position given: Tunghi Bay is at Lat -10.7, Long 40.6)

7.45am: Land on starboard beam

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

11.00am: Course as requisite entering Tunghi Bay

11.55am: Stopped. Came to with port bower in 10 fathoms

5.50pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course as requisite leaving Tunghi Bay

11 on sick list


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22 February 1917

At Sea & Mikindani Bay

(No position given: Mikindani Bay is at Lat -10.3, Long 40.2)

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

9.40am: Course as requisite for entering harbour

9.57am: 60 revs

10.02am: Ship grounded. Stopped. Full astern both engines.

10.19am: Working engines as requisite. Closed WT doors. Shored up bulk heads.

12 noon: Prepared anchor & hawser for laying out. Sounded round ship.

12.22pm: Ship floated. Course & speed as requisite for anchoring at entrance to Mikindani Harbour

12.52pm: Stopped. Came to with port bower in 16 fathoms

2.30pm: Divers examining ship's bottom.

6.25pm: Weighed & proceeded

12 on sick list


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23 February 1917

At Sea & Lindi Bay

(No position given: Lindi Bay is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

7.00am: Course as requisite entering Lindi Bay

7.56am: Stopped came to with port bower in 12 fathoms

9.00am: 1 rating joined. Divisions Prayers

10.00am: Princess proceeded. Divers examining ship's bottom.

2.00pm: Divers examining ship’s bottom

7.25pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite

9.50pm: a/c to close light on starboard beam. Fired 1 round 12 pounder

13 on sick list


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24 February 1917

At Sea & Lindi Bay

(No position given: Lindi Bay is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.00am: Course & speed as requisite entering Lindi Bay

9.25am: Came to with starboard bower in 16 fathoms

7.05pm: Weighed & proceeded

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No.77

14 on sick list


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25 February 1917

Sea & Mgau Mwania

(No position given: Mgau Mwania, or Mgau, is at Lat -10.1, Long 40.0)

8.00am: Course as requisite approaching Mgau Mwania

8.42am: Stopped. Came to port bower in 9.5 fathoms

10.00am: Divisions. Divine Service

6.25pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour

11 on sick list


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26 February 1917

At Sea & Kiswere

(No position given: Kiswere is at Lat -9.4, Long 39.5)

8.28am: Course & speed as requisite entering Kiswere Harbour

9.09am: Stopped. Came to starboard bower in 9 fathoms

10.00am: Divisions Prayers

10.30am: Prattler alongside for fresh water

11.00am: Salamander arrived and proceeded

6.55pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour

12 on sick list


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27 February 1917

At Sea & Kiswere

(No position given: Kiswere is at Lat -9.4, Long 39.5)

1.35pm: Course & speed as requisite for anchoring Kiswere

2.08pm: Stopped. Came to port bower in 8.5 fathoms

6.30pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour

12 on sick list


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28 February 1917

At Sea & Kilwa Kisiwani

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

8.45am: Course as requisite entering Kilwa Kisiwani

9.17am: Stopped. Came to with starboard bower in 10 fathoms

5.33pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour

11 on sick list


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1917


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Cover of log for March 1917, certified as the original log by C D S Raikes, Captain (this is unusual – the words ‘a complete copy’ have been crossed out)


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Other half of the cover signed by O Leveson-Gower as Navigating Officer


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1 March 1917

At Sea & Mchinga Bay

(No position given: Mchinga Bay is at Lat -9.7, Long 39.8)

1.00am: Boilers in use nos 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8

3.00am: a/c S49W

6.00am: 70 revs

7.30am: a/c S73W

8.00am: Course & speed as requisite anchoring in Mchinga Bay

8.25am: Stopped. Came to with starboard bower in 9 fathoms

8.35am: Shifted berth

8.55am: Came to starboard bower in 11 fathoms veered 30 shackles

10.00am: Divisions Prayers

10.30am: Training classes at instruction. 12 pounder crews at gun drill

1.00pm: Draught of water: For’ard 19’ 3”; aft 23’ 7”

4.00pm: Quarters

6.52pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour

7.20pm: Set course N54E 50 revs

7.30pm: Streamed PL

11.30pm: a/c S20W 40 revs

Fresh water: distilled 9.5 tons; expended 4.75 tons; remaining 32.25 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 35.5 ton; remaining 575 tons

9 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 March 1917

At Sea & Lindi Bay

(No position given: Lindi Bay is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

7.40am: Course & speed as requisite anchoring in Lindi Bay

7.50am: Stopped. Came to starboard bower in 13 fathoms

2.00pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite

9 on sick list


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3 March 1917

At Sea & Dar-es-Salaam

(No position given: Dar-es-Salaam is at Lat -6.8, Long 39.3)

3.50am: Ras Mkumbi Lt abm 11'

Noon: Hauled in PL. Course & speed as requisite entering Dar-es-Salaam Harbour

1.17pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard bower in 8.5 fathoms, moored with bowers 4 shakles on each. 3 ratings joined ship

11 on sick list


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4 March 1917

Dar-es-Salaam

(No position given: Dar-es-Salaam is at Lat -6.8, Long 39.3)

7.30am: Holy Communion

8.00am: Died onboard of Cerebral Influenza: Redvers Alfred Ardley, Boy 1 cl ON. J51727: Cerebral Influenza

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

4.30pm: Landed funeral party (Redvers Ardley was buried at Dar-es-Salaam War Cemetery; he was only 16 years old.)

5.00pm: Collier Llandrindod alongside

5.30pm: Hands preparing for coaling

11 on sick list


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5 March 1917

Dar-es-Salaam

(No position given: Dar-es-Salaam is at Lat -6.8, Long 39.3)

4.22am: Commenced coaling

2.30pm: Finished coaling received 508 tons. Collier cast off.

9 on sick list


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6 March 1917

Dar-es-Salaam

(No position given: Dar-es-Salaam is at Lat -6.8, Long 39.3)

8.00am: Divers picking up channel buoy moorings

5.30pm: Styx arrived

10 on sick list


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7 March 1917

Dar-es-Salaam

(No position given: Dar-es-Salaam is at Lat -6.8, Long 39.3)

6.00am: Styx proceeded

8.30am: Divisions Prayers

11 on sick list


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8 March 1917

Dar-es-Salaam

(No position given: Dar-es-Salaam is at Lat -6.8, Long 39.3)

8.30am: Divisions Prayers

10.30am: Divers erecting beacon

4.00pm: Divers cleaning inlets

5.30pm: Charon proceeded

12 on sick list


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9 March 1917

Dar-es-Salaam & Sea

(No position given: Dar-es-Salaam is at Lat -6.8, Long 39.3)

8.00am: Charon arrived

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

3.00pm: Unmoored & weighed port bower

4.00pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour

13 on sick list


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10 March 1917

At Sea & Tanga

(No position given: Tanga Bay is at Lat -5.0, Long 39.1)

9.20am: Course as requisite entering Tanga Bay

10.30am: Course & speed as requisite for anchoring

10.36am: Stopped. Came to with port bower in 7 fathoms

2.00pm: Divers cleaning inlets

4.00pm: Hospital Ship Loyalty arrived

14 on sick list


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11 March 1917

At Sea, Tanga & Kilindini

Lat -4.9, Long 39.4

7.30am: Holy Communion

9.45am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour

5.30pm: Course & speed as requisite entering Kilindini Harbour

6.35pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard bower in 17 fathoms

12 on sick list


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12 March 1917

Kilindini & Sea

(No position given: Kilindini is at Lat -5.0, Long 39.8)

7.00am: Divers cleaning inlets

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

1.00pm: Divers cleaning inlets

5.05pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour

12 on sick list


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13 March 1917

At Sea

Lat -6.7, Long 40.2

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

12 on sick list


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14 March 1917

At Sea & Kilwa Kisiwani

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

9.30am: Course as requisite for entering Kilwa Kisiwani Harbour

10.20am: Stopped. Came to with port bower in 9 fathoms

3.30pm: Discharged 3 ratings to Hospital Ship Gascon

5.00pm: Collier Lynton Grange alongside

12 on sick list


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15 March 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

4.00am: Commenced coaling

8.00am: Finished coaling received 250 tons

12 noon: Pickle arrived

2.30pm: Talbot arrived

4.00pm: Prattler arrived

12 on sick list


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16 March 1917

At Kilwa Kisiwani & Sea

Lat -8.9, Long 39.7

6.00am: Pickle proceeded

7.30am: Rinaldo arrived

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

10.11am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour

5.30pm: Sold the effects of the late Redvers Ardley Boy 1 cl. (This was a regular custom when a sailor had died; the proceeds were sent to his family, and sailors would often pay large amounts for items so as to raise a good sum.)

7 on sick list


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17 March 1917

At Sea

Lat -6.4, Long 40.3

12 on sick list


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18 March 1917

At Sea & Kilindini

(No position given: Kilindini as at Lat -5.0, Long 39.8)

8.00am: Course & speed as requisite entering Kilindini Harbour

8.52am: Stopped. Came to with port bower in 18 fathoms

10.00am: Divine service

5.02pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour

7 on sick list


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19 March 1917

At Sea & Kilindini

(No position given: Kilindini as at Lat -5.0, Long 39.8)

8.00am: Course & speed as requisite entering harbour

8.24am: Stopped. Came to with starboard bower in 18 fathoms

4.00pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour

5.30pm: SS Palamcotta & Umtata in company

6.00pm: Speed 65 to 75 revs keeping with convoy

8 on sick list


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20 March 1917

At Sea & Zanzibar

Lat -6.5, Long 39.7

1.00am: SS Palamcotta & Umtata in company

8.30am: Umtata parted company

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

4.00pm: Course as requisite entering Zanzibar Channel & approaching Zanzibar

7.28pm: Stopped. Came to with port bower in 9 fathoms

11 on sick list


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21 March 1917

At Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

9.30am: Discharged 4 ratings to hospital

11.15am: Princess arrived

13 on sick list


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22 March 1917

At Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

2.30pm: Prattler arrived

6.00pm: Prattler proceeded

10 on sick list


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23 March 1917

At Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

9.00am: Divisions Prayers

11.00am: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

1.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

4.30pm: Echo proceeded

8.00pm: Talbot arrived

8.30pm: Lieut Leveson-Gowes joined ship

9.00pm: 4 ratings joined ship

9 on sick list


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24 March 1917

At Zanzibar & Sea

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

7.00am: Manica arrived

1.35pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour

5.00pm: Course as requisite closing SS Trent

6.30pm: Set course N67E keeping station on Trent

10 on sick list


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25 March 1917

At Sea

(No position given: Kilindini is at Lat -5.0, Long 39.8)

10.00am: Read Prayers

10.16am: Course as requisite for entering Kilindini harbour

10.34am: Came to with starboard bower in 17.5 fathoms

12.15pm: Weighed.

12.17pm: Proceeded 40 revs course as requisite leaving harbour

6.45pm: Held Divine Service

7 on sick list


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26 March 1917

At Tanga & at sea

(No position given: Tanga is at Lat -5.0, Long 39.1)

10.37am: a/c as requisite proceeding into Tanga

11.35am: Came to with starboard bower in 8 fathoms

11.55am: Weighed & shifted berth

12.03pm: Came to with starboard bower in 8 fathoms

2.00pm: Watch fitting awnings

5.15pm: Weighed & proceeded

7 on sick list


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27 March 1917

At Sea

Lat -5.8, Long 40.1

6.30am: Hands rigging targets & shipping A rifles (probably aiming rifles – see 9.20am)

9.00am: Dropped targets

9.20am: Proceed 70 revs course as requisite for aiming rifle practice

11.30am: Finished Target Practice

11.40am: Stopped & picked up targets

12.05pm: Proceeded 42 revs course as requisite for searching for missing targets

10.05pm: Sighted SS Aragon on port beam.

5 on sick list


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28 March 1917

At Sea

Lat -7.8, Long 40.2

9.10am: Divisions: Read Prayers

2.30pm: Watch rope making & as requisite

5 on sick list


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29 March 1917

At Sea

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

8.50am: Course as requisite for entering Kilwa Kisiwani

9.28am: Came to to with port bower in 10 fathoms

1.55pm: HM Whaler Childers arrived & anchored.

4.45pm: HM Whaler Prattler arrived & anchored.

5.44pm: Proceeded 40 revs course as requisite for leaving harbour

3 on sick list

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30 March 1917

(Left hand side of page only – the transcription below is taken from both halves of the page)

Kilwa Kisiwani

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

7.50am: Course as requisite for entering Kilwa Kisiwani

8.50am: Came to with starboard bower in 10 fathoms

9.20am: Divisions: Read Prayers

12.40pm: Colliers secured alongside

2.00pm: Lost overboard by accident: 1 24lb lb sinker, 1 brass guard, 1 spring hook & 1 swivel


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30 March 1917

(Right hand side of page only, with an attached piece of paper with what seems to be part of an account, perhaps of an accident, in pencil and very bad writing)

Kilwa Kisiwani


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Left hand side of page, largely empty, with attached piece of paper with a few notes on it.


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31 March 1917

(Right hand side of page only)

Kilwa Kisiwani

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

4.08am: Commenced coaling ship

2.00pm: Completed with 615 tons of coal. Discharged 8 ratings to Baron Minto

4.30pm: Read Warrant no 79

5.00pm: Collier cast off

5.44pm: Weighed & proceeded


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1917


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Cover of log for April 1917, certified as a copy of the original log by C D S Raikes, Captain


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Other half of log book cover, sighed by H. L. Shaw Lieut RNR as Navigating Officer


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1 April 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.8, Long 39.6

1.00am: Commenced sounding

5.00am: a/c to N42W

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.00am: Sighted Latham island N32W

8.50am: a/c to N63W

8.54am: Stopped soundings 8 fathoms

8.55am: 40 revs a/c to south

9.06am: a/c to SW

9.20am: a/c to West increased to 65 revs

9.56am: a/c to N44W

10.25am: Increased to 75 revs

1.00pm: a/c to N36W

2.00pm: Hauled in Patent Log

2.23pm: a/c to N16W

3.10pm: Course as requisite for entering Zanzibar Harbour

4.05pm: Reduced to 40 revs

4.15pm: Stopped both

4.16pm: Came to with port bower bower in 8 fathoms & veered to 4 shackles

Distance run through the water: 161.3

Course & distance made good: Various 152

True bearing & distance: of Chumbe Light House N39W 35’

Fresh water: distilled 7 tons; expended 4.5 tons; remaining 32.75 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 38.5 tons; remaining 978 tons

(A complete day’s log)


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2 April 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

10.00am: Hands employed taking in stores

11.30am: Lost overboard by accident 4” M.C.I. Block

6 on sick list


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3 April 1917

Zanzibar to Dar es Salam

Lat -6.7, Long 39.4

7.42am: Shortened in to 2 shackles

7.47am: Anchor aweigh

7.52am: Ahead (75 revs)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

12.30pm: Came to in 7.5 fathoms with 2.5 shackles on starboard anchor

1.15pm: HMS Himalaya sailed

3.15pm: Discharged 1 QS to SS Tenasserim

4.30pm: HMS Rinaldo sailed

5.30pm: Weighed & proceeded

6.00pm: Outer Makatumbe Light bore S28W. Course N66E & Patent Log (zero). Tenasserim in company

5 on sick list


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4 April 1917

Dar es Salaam to Aden

Lat -4.2, Long 41.5

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

4.45pm: Evening Quarters

6 on sick list


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5 April 1917

Dar es Salaam to Aden

Lat -1.4, Long 44.6

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers

4.45pm: Stopped engines. Exercised sea boats crew. Dropped starboard lifebuoy. Exercised collision stations. Sent cutter to Tenasserim for fresh meat

4 on sick list


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6 April 1917

From Dar-es-Salam to Aden

Lat 1.8, Long 47.8

9.45am: Divisions

10.40am: Divine Service

8.50pm: Convoy stopped engine room purposes

8.55pm: Stopped engines

9.05pm: Proceeded with convoy. Course N34E

4 on sick list


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7 April 1917

Dar es Salaam to Aden

Lat 5.6, Long 50.3

9.00am: Tested Downton Pumps (these are a kind of pump for toilets specially designed for ships.)

4.55pm: Stopped. Slipped port lifebuoy. Exercised seaboats crew. Sent cutter to Tenasserim for beef

5.25pm: Proceeded on with convoy. Course N28E

3 on sick list


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8 April 1917

Dar es Salaam to Aden

Lat 8.9, Long 52.6

9.30am: Divine Service

9.50am: a/c S22E to investigate steamer bearing S16E

10.00am: Course & speed as requisite to close steamer

11.30am: Signalled SS Highland Brigade Durban to Port Said

7.50pm: Resumed station with convoy

5 on sick list


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9 April 1917

Dar es Salaam to Aden

Lat 12.7, Long 50.7

4.50am: Sighted land Isle of Abd-al Kuri N75E

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

1.30pm: Gunnery Training classes under examination

5 on sick list


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10 April 1917

Dar es Salaam to Aden

Lat 12.5, Long 45.7

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers

2.00pm: Signalled SS Kaino Maru

2.35pm: Passed Outer Mark Buoy. Courses as requisite approaching harbour

2.44pm: Ras Marshag Lighthouse N11W

4.04pm: Let go starboard anchor. Moving engines as requisite, mooring ship to No 8 Buoy. Ship secured to buoy astern

7.30pm: Coal lighters came alongside

6 on sick list


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11 April 1917

Aden to Seychelles

Lat 12.5, Long 45.4 (position at 8pm)

6.05am: Commenced coaling

9.45am: Boys attending Medical lecture

2.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 570 tons

4.00pm: HMS Topaze arrived

4.50pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite leaving harbour

2 on sick list


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12 April 1917

Aden to Seychelles

Lat 12.6, Long 48.6

1.10pm: Paid quarterly settlement

1.20pm: Signalled SS Queen Maud Colombo - Port Said

1.45pm: Class A boys to school

3 on sick list

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13 April 1917

Aden to Seychelles

Lat 11.0, Long 52.3

5.00am: Observed Abd-al Kuri Isle N80E

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

6 on sick list


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14 April 1917

Aden to Seychelles

Lat 5.9, Long 53.4

9.00am: Tested Downton Pumps

4 on sick list


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15 April 1917

Aden to Seychelles

Lat 0.7, Long 54.8

9.30am: Divisions

10.10am: Divine Service.

5 on sick list


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16 April 1917

Aden to Seychelles

Lat -3.8, Long 53.7

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

11.04am: Dennis Isle Light abm South Dist 5'

2.05pm: Aridi Isle abm S79E Dist 13.5

4.10pm: Courses as requisite approaching anchorage

5.07pm: Ship brought up with 3.5 shackles on port anchor

4 on sick list


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17 April 1917

Seychelles

(No position given: Seychelles [Port Victoria] is at Lat -4.6, Long 55.5)

3.40am: Coal lighters came alongside

6.20am: Commenced coaling

11.30pm: Coal received 480 tons

4 on sick list


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18 April 1917

Seychelles

(No position given: Seychelles [Port Victoria] is at Lat -4.6, Long 55.5)

12.45am: Finished coaling

5 on sick list


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19 April 1917

Seychelles

(No position given: Seychelles [Port Victoria] is at Lat -4.6, Long 55.5)

8.50am: Divisions & Prayers

5 on sick list


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20 April 1917

From Seychelles to Durban
Lat -5.2, Long 55.1 (position at 8pm)

10.05am: HMS Exmouth & Convoy arrived.

8.30am: Weighed & proceeded. Engines moved as requisite cleaning anchorage

8.45am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 3 shackles

9.05am: Divisions & Prayers

2.09pm: Weighed & proceeded. Slow ahead Company with Convoy.

4.20pm: Capucin Pt bearing N60W

4.50pm: Stopped with convoy for Burial Service on SS Huntsgreen

5.05pm: Proceeded with convoy

5 on sick list


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21 April 1917

Seychelles to Durban

Lat -6.6, Long 52.7

5.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant No 80

5.03pm: Stopped sent 1st cutter to convoy. Proceeded with convoy course S51W

5 on sick list


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22 April 1917

Seychelles to Durban

Lat -9.2, Long 49.7

7.30am: Holy Communion Service

9.30am: Divisions

10.20am: Divine Service.

4 on sick list


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23 April 1917

Seychelles to Durban

Lat -11.1, Long 45.8

7.40am: SS Huntsgreen left Convoy and proceeded for Dar-es-Salam

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

3.40pm: Observed Johanna Isle S34W

5.00pm: Evening Quarters. Stopped engines. 1st cutter sent to SS Caronia for provisions

5.16pm: Hoisted 1st cutter & proceeded with convoy course S65W

9.35pm: Observed Mohilla Isle S50W

3 on sick list


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24 April 1917

Seychelles to Durban

Lat -14.7, Long 42.4

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

5.10pm: Read Warrants No 81 & 82

4 on sick list


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25 April 1917

Seychelles to Durban

Lat -18.3, Long 39.9

7.36am: Parted company with convoy

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

11.50am: Rejoined Convoy

5.00pm: Evening Quarters. Sent 1st cutter to SS Caronia for provisions

5.20pm: Proceeded on with convoy

4 on sick list


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26 April 1917

Seychelles to Durban

Lat -22.8, Long 37.2

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

5 on sick list


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27 April 1917

Seychelles to Durban

Lat -25.7, Long 36.1

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

5 on sick list


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28 April 1917

Seychelles to Durban

Lat -28.6, Long 33.6

4 on sick list

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29 April 1917

Durban

(No position given: Durban is at Lat -29.9, Long 31.0)

2.00am: Lost overboard whilst sounding. 1 Sinker 1 Guard Brass 1 Swivel

5.00am: Lost overboard whilst sounding. 1 Sinker 1 Guard Brass 1 Swivel 100 fms wire

6.00am: Observed land from ahead to Starboard beam

7.15am: Observed Bluff Light House bearing West

9.00am: Reduced speed approaching port of Natal

9.30am: Divisions & Prayers

10.00am: Pilot boarded

10.14am: Crossed Bar, entered Durban Harbour

10.25am: Stopped. Moored ship to buoy

4 on sick list


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30 April 1917

Durban

(No position given: Durban is at Lat -29.9, Long 31.0)

6.30am: Preparing ship for coaling

7.45am: Coal lighters came alongside

8.20am: Commenced coaling

5.55pm: Finished coaling. Coal received 717 tons

5 on sick list


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LOGS FOR MAY 1917


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Cover of log for May 1917, certified as a copy of the original log by C D S Raikes, Captain


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Other half of log book cover, sighed by H. L. Shaw Lieut RNR as Navigating Officer


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1 May 1917

Durban

(No position given: Durban is at Lat -29.9, Long 31.0)

5.45am: Routine

6.30am: Cleaning ship

10.00am: Cleaning ship

1.00pm: Special Leave to Red Watch 2.0pm till 10.0pm. Boys till 6.0pm

1.15pm: Mustered for monthly payment

5.00pm: Evening Quarters

10.30pm: Liberty men returned

11.25pm: Drew fires in steam cutter

Provisions received: fresh meat 238 lbs; 360 lbs bread

Fresh water: distilled nil; expended 4.5 tons; remaining 23.5 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 10 tons; 1036.8 tons

5 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 May 1917

Durban

(No position given: Durban is at Lat -29.9, Long 31.0)

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

6 on sick list


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3 May 1917

Durban to Simonstown

Lat -30.6, Long 31.0 (position at 8pm)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

1.33pm: Slipped from Buoy and proceeded down harbour. Pilot in attendance.

2.12pm: Pilot left

4.00pm: a/c south. Reduced speed to await convoy

5.10pm: Course S44W speed 80. Convoy in company

5 on sick list


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4 May 1917

Durban to Simonstown

Lat -33.5, Long 28.6

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

2.00pm: Wind shifted in squall to WNW

5.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrants Nos. 84, 85, 86

11.30pm: Ship pitching heavily & shipping water forward

8 on sick list


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5 May 1917

Durban to Simonstown

Lat -35.0, Long 24.1

4 on sick list


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6 May 1917

Durban to Simonstown

Lat -34.9, Long 18.8

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Prayers

10.30am: Holy Communion Service.

1.30pm: Turned over convoy to HMS Challenger

3.40pm: Courses as requisite approaching Simonstown

4.08pm: Anchored in 12 fathoms with 4 shackles cable on port anchor

5 on sick list


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7 May 1917

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

6.00am: Preparing ship for coaling

7.49am: Entered basin. moored ship alongside A shed. Commander of dockyard in attendance

9.40am: Commenced coaling ship

2.45pm: Finished coaling. Received 400 tons

6 on sick list


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8 May 1917

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

9.00am: Hands drawing stores and provisions from Dockyard

6 on sick list


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9 May 1917

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

5.30am: General Leave to White Watch from 7.30am till 5.00pm Thursday 10.6.17 (this date appears to be a mistake as the men return the following day)

4.30pm: Read Warrants Nos 87, 88

5.00pm: Discharged Two A.B.s to D.B. at Simonstown (DB stands for Detention Barracks)

7 on sick list


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10 May 1917

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.30am: Singled up Moorings. Dockyard Commander in attendance

7.50am: Left Basin & proceeded to anchorage

8.15am: Anchored in 11 fathoms

5.30pm: Liberty Men of White Watch & patrol returned


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11 May 1917

Simonstown to Capetown

Lat -34.0, Long 18.0

6.10am: Weighed anchor and proceeded

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

1.41pm: Reduced speed approaching Table Bay

1.55pm: Anchored in 7 fathoms

3.50pm: Weighed & proceeded

4.00pm: Convoy in company SS Medic, Barunga, Boonah, Kyarra

5.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94

10.20pm: Cape Pt Lgt abeam Dist 13'

5 on sick list


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12 May 1917

Capetown to Durban

Lat -35.5, Long 20.2

3.00pm: Wind and Sea increasing (The wind increased from force 5 at noon to force 7 at 8pm, and the state of the sea from 3 to 6 over the same period)

11.00pm: Ship rolling heavily & shipping water on Quarter Deck

7 on sick list

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13 May 1917

Capetown to Durban

Lat -34.8, Long 24.6

12.20am: A/c South owing to SS Kyarra being not under control.

12.45am: SS Kyarra repaired effects (the writing seems clear, but it may actually be ‘defects’ or perhaps recording that the repairs have been effected)

1.10pm: Resumed Course S80E

2.30am: Ship rolling heavily.

9.00am: Cleared up decks. No divisions owing to state of sea. (Wind still force 7, and state of sea 6)

11.30am: Ship rolling heavily & shipping water fore and aft

1.30pm: Ship rolling 29o to port at intervals

5.00 Evening Quarters

8 on sick list


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14 May 1917

Capetown to Durban

Lat -34.3, Long 27.5

3.30am: Ship rolling heavily

9.10am: Divisions & prayers

11.00am: Lost overboard by accident ship/slip off Ridge Rope on 2.D/QD. (the writing is hard to decipher)

8 on sick list


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15 May 1917

Capetown to Durban

Lat -32.0, Long 30.2

9.30am: Stopped for funeral service on board SS Barunga

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.45am: Proceeded with Convoy Course N65E.

9 on sick list


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16 May 1917

Capetown to Durban

(No position given: Durban is at Lat -29.9, Long 31.0)

2.25am: Green Point Light abeam Dist. 24 miles

8.00am: off Durban Bluff Lighthouse

8.40am: Pilot on board. Proceeded towards harbour at 75 revs

9.12am: Made fast to No 1 Buoy

9.45am: Divisions & Prayers

9 on sick list


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17 May 1917

Durban

(No position given: Durban is at Lat -29.9, Long 31.0)

7.45am: Commenced coaling ship

8.20am: Diving Party examining ship's bottom

1.30pm: Diving Party as in forenoon

3.00pm: Finished coaling ship. Received 303.95 tons

8 on sick list


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18 May 1917

Durban

(No position given: Durban is at Lat -29.9, Long 31.0)

6 on sick list


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19 May 1917

Durban

(No position given: Durban is at Lat -29.9, Long 31.0)

8.45am: Divisions & Prayers

10.30am: Marines landed for route march


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20 May 1917

Durban

(No position given: Durban is at Lat -29.9, Long 31.0)

7.30am: Holy Communion

9.25am: Divisions

9.30am: Divine Service.

6 on sick list


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21 May 1917

Durban to Dar es Salam

(No position given: Durban is at Lat -29.9, Long 31.0)

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

4.21pm: Slipped from buoy & proceeded out of harbour, pilot in attendance

4.42pm: Stopped, discharged pilot

4.43pm: Proceeded at Course & speeds as requisite getting convoy into stations

5.15pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 95, 96, 97

9.00pm: Ships in convoy. SS Caronia, Kyarra, Boonah, Barunga, Medic

5 on sick list


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22 May 1917

Durban to Dar es Salam

Lat -28.9, Long 33.1

1.30am: Passed SS Huntsfield steering SW

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.30am: Stopped port engine to reduce speed owing to burial service on Barunga

9.40am: Proceeded

5 on sick list


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23 May 1917

Durban to Dar es Salam

Lat -27.0, Long 35.2

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

5 on sick list


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24 May 1917

Durban to Dar es Salam

Lat -24.5, Long 37.9

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers

5.00pm: Evening Quarters. Sent 1st cutter to SS Caronia

5.20pm: Hoisted cutter & proceeded course

5 on sick list


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25 May 1917

Durban to Dar es Salam

Lat -22.5, Long 41.0

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

6 on sick list


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26 May 1917

Durban to Dar es Salam

Lat -18.7, Long 41.4

8.30am: SS Caronia left convoy

5.05pm: Stopped engines. Sent 2nd cutter to SS Medic

5.18pm: Hoisted cutter

5.20pm: Proceeded on course N15E

5 on sick list


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27 May 1917

Durban to Dar es Salaam

Lat -14.7, Long 42.1

9.30am: Divisions

10.30am: Divine Service

4.32pm: Stopped Engines for Burial Service on Boonah

4.55pm: Proceeded

6 on sick list


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28 May 1917

Durban to Dar es Salaam

Lat -11.0, Long 41.9

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.25am: Articles of War read

5.00pm: Sent Cutter to SS Medic

10.00pm: SS Medic left convoy

11.41pm: Sent cutter with mails for flagship to SS Barunga

7 on sick list


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29 May 1917

Durban to Dar es Salaam

Lat -7.7, Long 40.4

12.45am: SS Barunga left convoy

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.00am: Carried out 1" aiming rifle practice at target towed by SS Kyarra

1.15pm: Observed Ras Mkumbi Light House N76W

2.30pm: Met HMS Talbot sent mails.

3.30pm: Proceeded speed & course as requisite getting convoy in station

5.35pm: Ras Mkumbi Light House S30W. Dist 8'

7 on sick list

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30 May 1917

Durban to Dar es Salaam & at Zanzibar

Lat -6.7, Long 39.4 (position at 8am)

6.10am: Observed land bearing N70W

8.30am: Left convoy off Dar-es-Salaam

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.00am: Courses as requisite approaching Zanbibar

Noon: Anchored in 11 fathoms

5 on sick list


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31 May 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

8.35am: Divisions & Prayers

11.00am: Weighed & proceeded towards collier

11.28am: Made fast alongside SS Rockpool

2.15pm: Commenced coaling ship

10.00pm: Finished coaling for night. Received 476 tons



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LOGS FOR JUNE 1917


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Cover of log for June 1917, certified as a copy of the original log by C D S Raikes, Captain


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Other half of log book cover, sighed by H. L. Shaw Lieut RNR as Navigating Officer


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1 June 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

1.00am: Alongside collier Rockpool

5.00am: Resumed coaling ship

5.30am: Lit fires in steam cutter

7.30am: Finished coaling. Received 136 (presumably tons). Unrigged collier

9.16am: Weighed anchor

9.18am: Cast off from collier and proceeded towards anchorage

9.36am: Stopped. Anchored in 11 fathoms with 4 shackles on port anchor

9.40am: Finished with engines

10.00am: Cleaning ship

1.00pm: Special Leave to Blue Watch 3.30 – 6pm

3.30pm: Landed patrol

4.15pm: Evening Quarters

4.30pm: Preparing ship for sea

5.00pm: HMS Talbot arrived

6.15pm: Libertymen and patrol returned

Provisions received: fresh meat 225 lbs

Fresh water: distilled 9 tons; expended 5 tons; remaining 32 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 18.5 tons; remaining 1013 tons

4 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 June 1917

Zanzibar to Dar-es-Salaam

(No position given: Dar-es-Salaam is at Lat -6.8, Long 39.3)

6.10am: Weighed anchor and proceeded.

9.00am: Destroyed 7 Cartridges B.L. 6" 11.5 lbs Cord. M.D. Lot N474

9.20am: Observed Makatumbe Lgt House bearing south

11.00am: Anchored in 8 fathoms with 3 shackles on starboard anchor

2.15pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived

6.20pm: Set Night Defense & placed Look outs.

4 on sick list


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3 June 1917

Dar-es-Salaam

(No position given: Dar-es-Salaam is at Lat -6.8, Long 39.3)

7.30am: Holy Communion Service

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Prayers

10.30am: Holy Communion

11.15pm: C in C Rear Admiral Charlton visited ship

5.00pm: 14 O.S. joined ship from HMS Hyacinth

5.30pm: Lieut Thompson RNR left ship for duties ashore

5 on sick list


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4 June 1917

Dar-es-Salaam

(No position given: Dar-es-Salaam is at Lat -6.8, Long 39.3)

9.05am: Divisions & Prayers

9.30am: Court Martial assembled on board Captain of HMS Hyacinth President

6 on sick list


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5 June 1917

Dar-es-Salaam to Lindi

Lat -7.00, Long 39.7

5.45am: HMS Hyacinth sailed

8.30am: Weighed anchor and proceeded

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

11.05am: Ras Kimbiji Lgt House abm S46W Dist 8' (or possibly S40W)

2.50pm: Observed Moresby Pt Light House bearing South

4.30pm: Moresby Pt Light House abeam dist 7'

7 on sick list


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6 June 1917

Dar-es-Salaam to Lindi

Lat -9.9, Long 39.8 (Position at 8am)

9.16am: Slow both engines approaching Lindi

9.22am: Anchored in 10 fathoms with 3.5 shackles on port anchor

7 on sick list


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7 June 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers

2.45pm: HMS Thistle arrived.

6 on sick list


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8 June 1917

Lindi to Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -9.4, Long 40.4 (position at 8pm)

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers

11.52am: Weighed anchor and proceeded

3.10pm: Stopped to communicate with HMS Hyacinth

6 on sick list


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9 June 1917

Lindi to Kilwa Kisiwani

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

6.00am: Observed land bearing west

9.20am: a/c N70W bringing leading beacons in line for entering Kilwa Kisiwani

10.23am: Stopped and anchored in 12 fathoms with 3 shackles on port anchor

2 on sick list


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10 June 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Lindi

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

7.30am: Holy Communion

9.30am: Divisions

10.30am: Divine Service

4.49pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded

2 on sick list


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11 June 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

6.20am: Communicated by cutter with HMS Hyacinth and proceeded to anchorage

6.47am: Anchored in 5 fathoms with 3 shackles on port anchor. Laid out kedge anchors on each quarter and listed ship for fire purposes. Heel 11 Degrees.

9.13am: Commenced firing from Fxle & SI 6" guns as directed from shore observation Tower

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers

10.30am: Firing from Starboard battery 6" guns assisting military operations ashore. Bombarding Schaeffers Farms

12.30pm: Ceased firing

4.18pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded to ship berth

4.48pm: Anchored in 7 fathoms with 4 shackles on port anchor

2 on sick list

(The Navy was supporting the British Army – see here for brief extracts from Army reports)


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12 June 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

5.30am: Preparing ship for bombarding. Ship heeled 6 degrees to starboard

7.29am: Weighed anchor & proceeded up Lindi River at 50 revs

8.09am: Stopped & anchored in 8 fathoms with 4 shackles on port anchor. Laid out kedge anchor on port quarter.

8.54am: Ship in position. Finished with engines.

9.27am: C.I.C Rear admiral Charlton on board: hoisted flag on Minerva. Port battery closed up at 6" guns

3.00pm: Secured port battery

5.30pm: Struck admiral's flag

2 on sick list


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13 June 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

2 on sick list


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14 June 1917

Lindi River to Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -9.8, Long 39.9

9.20am: Weighed anchor and proceeded down river at 40 revs

2.00pm: Preparing ship for coaling

3.30pm: a/c N67W Kilwa Kisiwani leading beacons N69W

6.20pm: Collier SS Bathampton came alongside & secured

5 on sick list


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15 June 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Mozambique

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

4.10am: Commenced coaling

6.45am: HMS Rinaldo opened fire on enemy's gun position ashore (Rinaldo’s log page for this day is here)

8.00am: Stopped coaling for breakfast

8.30am: Resumed coaling

9.30am: Finished coaling. Received 325 tons

10.07am: Collier SS Bathampton left.

11.30am: Opened fire on enemy's position ashore.

11.50am: Ceased firing.

4.15pm: Opened fire 6" on enemy position ashore aeroplane spotting.

4.30pm: Ceased firing.

5.00pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded.

7 on sick list


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16 June 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Pinda Shoal

Lat -11.3, Long 41.1

6 on sick list

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17 June 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Pinda Shoal & Mozambique

Lat -14.4, Long 40.9

7.30am: Holy Communion.

9.20am: Sighted SS India ashore on Pinda shoal. Cable ship Sherard Osborne standing by her in attendance.

10.29am: Stopped communicated with SS Sherard Osborne

11.22am: Proceeded

3.10pm: Observed St George Isle Light House bearing S70W

4.15pm: Hauled in log. Reduced speed. Courses as requisite entering Mozambique Harbour

4.39pm: Anchored in 17 fathoms with 6 shackles on port harbour

3 on sick list


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18 June 1917

Mozambique to Pinda Shoal

Lat -14.8, Long 40.9

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.43am: Weighed anchor. Courses as requisite clearing anchorage

2.10pm: Observed SS India bearing N24W

3.30pm: Courses as required approaching SS India

3.57pm: Stopped

4.30pm: Captain of SS Sherard Osborne came on board and reported on proceedings regarding salving of SS India

5.45pm: Proceeded course East

3 on sick list


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19 June 1917

Patrolling off Pinda Shoal

Lat -14.1, Long 41.0

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

10.00am: Dropped two targets and carried up 1” aiming practice from port battery

1.00pm: Carried out 1” aiming rifle practice

3.45pm: Stopped picked up target

3 on sick list


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20 June 1917

At Sea

Lat -14.1, Long 40.9

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

4.20pm: Courses & speed as requisite closing SS India

6.30pm: Lost overboard whilst sounding. 80 fathoms wire, 1 Sinker, 1 Brass Tube, 1 Swivel.

4 on sick list


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21 June 1917

At Sea

Lat -14.2, Long 40.8

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.30am: Stopped off SS India. Captain of SS Sherard Osborne came on board to report on salving operations.

4.18pm: Proceeded to close SS India

5 on sick list


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22 June 1917

Pinda Shoal to Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -11.5, Long 41.2

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

4 on sick list


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23 June 1917

Pinda Shoal to Kilwa Kisiwani

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

8.55am: Stopped & anchored in 7 fathoms with 3.5 shackles on starboard anchor

2.00pm: Captain Prynne RMLI and six marines landed for shore military duties.

7 on sick list


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24 June 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Lindi

Lat -9.5, Long 39.8

6.33am: Weighed anchor & proceeded.

9.30am: Divisions

10.30am: Divine Service

3.51pm: Anchored in 7 fathoms with 5 shackles on port anchor

6 on sick list


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25 June 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

6.15am: Collier came alongside

6.30am: Cast off collier, owing to her rolling heavily

7.17am: Shortened in cable

7.20am: Weighed anchor and proceeded up river to inner anchorage

8.50am: Collier Bathampton made fast alongside

9.21am: Commenced coaling

3.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 445 tons

6 on sick list


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26 June 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

7.00am: Diving Party examining ship's bottom

7.30am: Surveying Party left ship

11.30am: Diving Party finished

4.30pm: Surveying Party returned

8 on sick list


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27 June 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

7.30am: Surveying Party left ship. Diving Party examining ship's bottom.

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

11.40am: Finished diving

4.45pm: Surveying Party returned.

7 on sick list


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28 June 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

7.30am: Surveying Party left ship

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

3.50pm: Surveying Party returned.

8 on sick list


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29 June 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

1.30pm: HMS Rinaldo sailed

9 on sick list


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30 June 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

10 on sick list


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LOGS FOR JULY 1917


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Cover of log for July 1917, certified as a copy of the original log by C D S Raikes, Captain


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Other half of log cover signed by Buchan M Liddell Lieut RNR as Navigating Officer


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1 July 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

6.15am: Routine

9.30am: Divisions

10.05am: Divine Service.

10.30am: Holy Communion

1.00pm: Special Leave to Blue Watch & boys 2.30 – 5.30pm

4.30pm: Exercised ODs at boat pulling

5.00pm: Evening Quarters

8.30pm: Set night defence

Provisions received: fresh meat 115 lbs

Fresh water: distilled 6 tons; expended 4.5 tons; remaining 33 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 20.0 tons; remaining 862.5 tons

8 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 July 1917

Lindi to Tirene (spelt Tirini)

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

1.06pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded down river

2.28pm: Stopped, communicated by cutter with Whaler Salamander

3.02pm: Proceeded

8 on sick list


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3 July 1917

Lindi to Tirene & Dar es Salaam

Lat -7.6, Long 40.0 (position at 8pm)

3.45am: Observed Moresby Pt Light N70W

7.30am: Courses as requisite approaching Tirene Bay

9.18am: Stopped & anchored in 7 fathoms with 3.5 shackles on port anchor

9.35am: Divisions & Prayers

11.30am: Engineer Lt Commander Attwood & Chaplain Rev B Williams joined ship

1.42pm: Weighed anchor & proceeded

3.45pm: Slow. Commenced swinging ship for adjusting standard compass

6.45pm: Finished swinging ship

7.05pm: Moresby Pt Light abeam S10W Dist 3'

8 on sick list


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4 July 1917

Tirene Bay to Dar-es-Salaam

Lat -6.4, Long 39.7

6.15am: Commenced swinging ship for deviation of standard compass

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

11.15am: Observed Zanzibar Island S70W

1.18pm: Observed Outer Makatumbe Light House S42W

3.54pm: Proceeded at 50 revs up Dar-es-Salaam Harbour approaches

4.35pm: Stopped and anchored in 7 fathoms with 3 shackles on starboard anchor [Berth A]

10.25pm: Commencement of eclipse of moon

11.30pm: Total Eclipse of Moon

17 on sick list


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5 July 1917

Dar-es-Salaam

(No position given: Dar-es-Salaam is at Lat -6.8, Long 39.3)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

18 on sick list


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6 July 1917

Dar-es-Salaam

(No position given: Dar-es-Salaam is at Lat -6.8, Long 39.3)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

11.00am: Gunners & Armourers Parties dismounting P.III & S.III 6" Guns.

4.40pm: Weighed anchor & proceeded at 50 revs to outer anchorage

6.12pm: Anchored in 7 fathoms with 4 shackles on port anchor

13 on sick list


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7 July 1917

Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar

(No position given: Dar-es-Salaam is at Lat -6.8, Long 39.3)

1.30pm: SS Huntcliffe came alongside and made fast Starboard side. Put S.III 6" on board SS Huntcliffe.

2.15pm: Weighed anchor, cast off from Huntcliffe & proceeded on courses as requisite to go alongside Huntcliffe

2.40pm: Made fast with our port side to Huntcliffe. Put P.III guns on board.

4.00pm: Lieut Jones RNR & Chaplain Rev Gordon Jackson left ship.

4.05pm: Cast off from SS Huntcliffe & proceeded

7.00pm: a/c as requisite for making Zanzibar leading lights

8.23pm: Stopped & anchored in 11 fathoms with 3.5 shackles on starboard anchor

7 on sick list


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8 July 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

9.30am: Divisions

10.30am: Divine Service

5.30pm: SS Carlow Castle came alongside and made fast

8 on sick list


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9 July 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

6.18am: Commenced coaling ship from SS Carlow Castle

11.34am: Finished coaling received 314 tons

12.15pm: Collier left

6.00pm: Paid quarterly settlement

12 on sick list


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10 July 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers. Taking in provisions & stores

2.00pm: Stowing away provisions & stores

10 on sick list


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11 July 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10 on sick list

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12 July 1917

Zanzibar to Kilwa Kisiwani

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

9.50am: HMS Hyacinth anchored in harbour

4.03pm: Weighed anchor & proceeded at 70 revs courses as requisite through Zanzibar Channel

9 on sick list


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13 July 1917

Zanzibar to Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -7.5, Long 40.0

8.58am: Observed Moresby Pt Light House S56W

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

11 on sick list

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14 July 1917

Zanzibar to Kilwa Kisiwani

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

9.24am: Stopped and anchored in 10 fathoms with 3.5 shackles on port anchor

12 on sick list


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15 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Kiswere

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

9.30am: Divisions & Prayers

10.30am: Capt Prynne RMLI & party returned to ship.

11.19am: Weighed anchor & proceeded

3.40pm: Slow. Courses as requisite approaching anchorage

3.55pm: Stopped & anchored in 7 fathoms with 3.5 shackles in starboard anchor

10 on sick list


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16 July 1917

Kiswere

(No position given: Kiswere is at Lat -9.4, Long 39.5)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10 on sick list


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17 July 1917

Kiswere

(No position given: Kiswere is at Lat -9.4, Long 39.5)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

13 on sick list


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18 July 1917

Kiswere to Lindi

Lat -9.7, Long 39.9

6.40am: Weighed anchor & proceeded at 56 Revs. Course as requisite out of harbour

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

2.33pm: Stopped & anchored in 7 fathoms with 3.5 shackles on starboard anchor

5.15pm: Weighed anchor & proceeded at 70 Revs

7.00pm: Destroyed 24 11.5 lbs 6" BL charges Lot 227 in accordance with G.Os

9.10pm: Dropped six targets for night firing. Exercised 6” & 12 lbs guns crew at night firing. Coloured watches in turn.

10.45pm: Secured. Courses & speed as requisite for finding & picking up targets

15 on sick list


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19 July 1917

Lindi and At Sea

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

12.25am: Finished picking up targets

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.00am: Stopped. Steam Cutter & 2nd Cutter left ship in Lindi Bay to mark for Torpedo practice.

10.54am: Fired Torpedo from Port Tube.

11.50am: Fired Torpedo from Starb. Tube.

12.05pm: Anchored in 10 fathoms with 3.5 shackles on port anchor

2.55pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded up Harbour to inner anchorage at 50 Revs.

3.18pm: Stopped and anchored in 9 fathoms with 3.5 shackles on port anchor

4.50pm: Discharged Lt O Leveson-Gower RN to HMS Thistle

18 on sick list


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20 July 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers

19 on sick list


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21 July 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.45am: Lieut B M Liddell RNR joined ship from HMS Thistle

17 on sick list


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22 July 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

13 on sick list


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23 July 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

8.00pm: Placed lookouts Set night defence

10 on sick list


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24 July 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

8 on sick list


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25 July 1917

(No position given, but they sail from Lindi to Kiswere during the day: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.06am: Weighed & proceeded to sea

3.12pm: Entering Kiswere Harbour. Engines as requisite turning ship

3.29pm: Ship round proceeded

10 on sick list


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26 July 1917

Kiswere to Sudi

(No position given: Sudi is at Lat -10.1, Long 40.0)

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

10.53am: Stopped & anchored in 9.5 fathoms veering 3.5 shackles to port anchor

7 on sick list


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27 July 1917

Sudi outer anchorage

(No position given: Sudi is at Lat -10.1, Long 40.0)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

11.30am: 1 boat hook lost by accident from barge

7 on sick list


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28 July 1917

Sudi and At Sea

(No position given: Sudi is at Lat -10.1, Long 40.0)

9.45am: Weighed & proceeded

12.23pm: Ras Sangamku abeam 6’


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29 July 1917

Mwania (also Mgau Mwania) to Kilwa Kisiwani

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

9.30am: Divisions & Prayers

10.30am: Let go starboard anchor in 12 fathoms

8 on sick list


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30 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

5.50am: Collier Carlow Castle made fast alongside

7.10am: Commenced coaling

11.50am: HMW Prattler anchored

2.00pm: Finished coaling 528 tons

2.45pm: Collier cast off

7 on sick list


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31 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and At Sea

Lat – 8.5, Long 39.8

7.04am: Weighed & proceeded

6.32pm: Moresby Point Light abeam NlyW


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917


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Cover of log for August 1917, certified as a copy of the original log by C D S Raikes, Captain


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Other half of log cover signed by Buchan M Liddell Lieut RNR as Navigating Officer


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1 August 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

2.00am: Exercised duty guns crews

2.40am: a/c N71W

3.00am: Watch exercised W T doors

3.30am: Exercised seaboats crew

5.58am: a/c S63W

6.00 – 8.00am: Routine

8.25am: a/c N81W

9.00am: a/c N22W

9.30am: Divisions & Prayers

10.54am: Chumbe Light House abeam 1.3 miles a/c N4W

11.00am: Hauled Patent Log

11.40am: 60 revs

11.44am: Slow

11.54am: Stopped. Let go starboard anchor in 12 fathoms veering 4.5 shackles

1.00pm: Special Leave to White Watch & boys of Watch from 3 to 6pm

1.30pm: Discharged 1 OS to hospital

afternoon: Hands as requisite

8.00pm: Routine

Distance run through the water: 233 (presumably miles)

Provisions received: vegetables 200 lbs

Fresh water: distilled 7 tons; expended 4.5 tons; remaining 27.5 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 33.5 tons; remaining 914.5 tons

6 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 August 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers

5 on sick list


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3 August 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

9.10am: Division & Prayers

6 on sick list


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4 August 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

10.00am: Discharged 1 Midshipman RNR to tug Stork for Dar-es-Salaam

4 on sick list


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5 August 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

7.25am: Holy Communion

9.30am: Divisions

10.30am: Divine Service

1.00pm: Discharged 1 AB to hospital

6 on sick list


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6 August 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

5.30am: Landed RMLI detachment

7.45am: Marines returned

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

12.40pm: Range party left ship

3 on sick list


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7 August 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

2.00pm: HMS Challenger arrived

4 on sick list


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8 August 1917

Zanzibar and At Sea

(No position given: Dar-es-Salaam is at Lat -6.8, Long 39.3)

6.35am: Weighed anchor

6.39am: Proceeded

7.40am: Chumbe Light House abeam 1'

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.30am: Observed Outer Makatumbe Lighthouse S1E

10.30am: Courses as requisite approaching Dar es Salaam anchorage

11.07am: Stopped. Sent 2nd cutter to SS Ingoma with mails

11.30am: Hoisted cutter & proceeded

12.34pm: Lost overboard by accident one paint brush

6.15pm: Observed Moresby Point Light S17W

10.00pm: Passed SS Assaye


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9 August 1917

Zanzibar to Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers

1.00pm: Courses as requisite entering Lindi

1.53pm: Anchored in 7 fathoms with 3.5 shackles on port anchor

4 on sick list


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10 August 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

7.20am: HMS Lunka arrived

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

4 on sick list


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11 August 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.15am: HMS Hyacinth sailed

9.32am: Weighed anchor and proceeded up river at 60 revs

9.54am: Stopped & anchored in 9 fathoms in 3.5 shackles on port anchor

6 on sick list


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12 August 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.30am: Divisions

10.30am: Divine Service

5 on sick list


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13 August 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

5 on sick list


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14 August 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.05am: Divisions & Prayers

4 on sick list


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15 August 1917

Lindi and At Sea

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

10.00am: Warrant No 99 read. & 2 prisoners discharged to H.M. FA Trent for detention Simonstown (Trent was a fleet messenger, also described as a fleet auxiliary, hence FA. The log of Trent makes no mention of these prisoners.)

1.30pm: Weighed & proceeded


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16 August 1917

At Sea

(No position given)


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17 August 1917

(No location given – they are still at sea)

Lat -11.8, Long 41.2

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

6 on sick list


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18 August 1917

At Sea

Lat -10.9, Long 40.9

12.30pm: Lost overboard whilst sounding by accident 1 sinker, 1 swivel, 1 brass tube, 30 fathom wire

3.30pm: Cape Delgado Lighthouse S70W 4.5'

5 on sick list


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19 August 1917

(No location given; they are still at sea, and then at Lindi)

5 on sick list

7.30am: Holy Communion

10.30am: Divine Service

11.53am: Let go port anchor in 6 fathoms

6.10pm: Divine Service

5 on sick list


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20 August 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

4.35pm: Weighed & proceeded across harbour

5.30pm: Made fast alongside collier Carlow Castle port side


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21 August 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

6.45am: Hands coal ship

1.40pm: Finished coaling. Received 560 tons

4.30pm: Cast off from collier


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22 August 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

8.25am: HMS Mersey sailed

3 on sick list


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23 August 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

3 on sick list


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24 August 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

4 on sick list


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25 August 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

5.00pm: HMS Challenger sailed


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26 August 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

6.00am: Landed RC church party

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Prayers

10.15am: Discharged Capt Prynne RMLI to hospital ship Ebani

10.25am: Holy Communion

1 on sick list


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27 August 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

2 on sick list


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28 August 1917

Lindi and At Sea

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

5.33pm: Weighed & proceeded

9 tons of fresh water supplied to HMW Fly


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29 August 1917

No location given

Lat -10.4, Long 40.5

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers. Articles of War read by Captain

12.34pm: Let go starboard anchor in 6.5 fathoms (they are in Rovuma Bay)

6.41pm: Weighed & proceeded

8 tons of fresh water supplied to HMY Pickle

1 on sick list


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30 August 1917

No location given

Lat -10.0, Long 40.1

9.45am: Stopped sent away cutter to Thistle for officer & mail

9.55am: Asst. Paymaster A. Clarke RNR joined

1.50pm: Speed & courses as requisite making anchorage Mikindani Bay

2.00pm: Let go port anchor in 16 fathoms


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31 August 1917

Mikindani Bay to Msimbati Harbour

(No position given: Msimbati Harbour is at Lat -10.3, Long 40.4)

6.33am: Weighed & proceeded

9.00am: Courses as requisite making Msimbati Harbour

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.46am: Let go port anchor in 11 fathoms

1.15pm: Surveying party left ship to erect beacon on Ras Msimbati


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917


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Cover of log for September 1917, certified as a copy of the original log by C D S Raikes, Captain


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Other half of log cover signed by Buchan M Liddell Lieut RNR as Navigating Officer


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1 September 1917

Msimbati

(No position given: Msimbati is at Lat -10.3, Long 40.4)

5.45am: Routine

9.00am: Hands as requisite

10.00am: Tested lifebuoys correct

5.00pm: Evening quarters

Fresh water distilled: 1.5 tons; expended 4.5 tons; remaining 30.5 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 17 tons; remaining 753 tons

6 on sick list

(A complete day’s log)


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2 September 1917

Msimbati

(No position given: Msimbati is at Lat -10.3, Long 40.4)

7.30am: Holy Communion

10.30am: Divine Service

3 on sick list


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3 September 1917

Msimbati

(No position given: Msimbati is at Lat -10.3, Long 40.4)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

6 on sick list


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4 September 1917

Msimbati & Lindi outer anchorage

(No position given: Msimbati is at Lat -10.3, Long 40.4)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

11.30am: Weighed & proceeded

1.15pm: Stopped & interrogated dhow flying Portugese colours (papers correct)

1.20pm: Continued on course

5.17pm: Reduced speed approaching anchorage

5.25pm: Let go port anchor in 14 fathoms veering 4 shackles Lindi outer anchorage


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5 September 1917

Lindi anchorage to sea

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

1.30pm: Weighed & proceeded

6 on sick list


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6 September 1917

No location given and no position given

8.00am: Observed land ahead Tambuzi Island

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers

10.00am: Courses various making Mazimbwa (also Masimbwa)

11.20am: Speed as requisite approaching anchorage

11.29am: Let go port anchor in 6 fathoms

4 on sick list


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7 September 1917

Mazimbwa to Kilwa Kisiwani

(No position given; best guess for Masimbwa is Lat -11.3, Long 40.4)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

2.20pm: Weighed & proceeded

1 on sick list


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8 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani Harbour

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

10.00am: Observed land ahead

1.22pm: Reduced speed approaching anchorage

1.23pm: Let go starboard anchor in 10 fathoms

3.00pm: MAA joined ship & 2 AB from hospital & detention

4.30pm: Discharged Paymaster Mr. Such RNR & 1 Pte RMLI to HMS Thistle

5.00pm: Weighed & proceeded

3 on sick list


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9 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

1.14am: Observed Moresby Pt Light N36W

7.30am: Holy Communion

9.00am: Divine Service

9.20am: Makatumbe Light House abeam distance 9.5”

12.30pm: Courses various entering Zanzibar

1.20pm: Let go starboard anchor in 11 fathoms veering 3 shackles


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10 September 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

12.50pm: HMS Mersey anchored

2.14pm: Weighed & anchored in no 1 berth

3 on sick list


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11 September 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

8.55am: Divisions & Prayers

4.30pm: Collier Lord Osmond made fast alongside

5 on sick list


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12 September 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

6.45am: Hands coal ship

1.46pm: Finished coaling. Received 530 tons of coal.

2.25pm: Cast off collier

6 on sick list

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13 September 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

2.00pm: 1 AB, 1 OS discharged to hospital

8 on sick list


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14 September 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.50am: Dummy drill cartridge 1 in 20 lost overboard by accident during drill

7 on sick list


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15 September 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

7.00am: Diving party left ship

8.40am: Diving party returned

8 on sick list


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16 September 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

6.30am: Landed RC church party

7.30am: Holy Communion

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

6.15pm: Evening Service

8 on sick list


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17 September 1917

Zanzibar to Sea

Lat -6.7, Long 39.4

7.20am: Weighed & proceeded

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

1.23pm: Observed Kanzi Light House S1W

9.28pm: Moresby Point Light

8 on sick list


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18 September 1917

Zanzibar to Kilwa Kisiwani

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

11.00am: Courses various entering Kilwa Kisiwani

12.16pm: Anchored in 9 fathoms

4.00pm: Weighed & proceeded


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19 September 1917

(No location or position given; they arrive in Lindi in the morning, which is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

8.43am: a/c Various making Lindi

9.40am: Let go port anchor

10.10am: Challenger sailed

5.00pm: Weighed & proceeded. Courses & speed as requisite entering river (or outer)

5.25pm: Let go port anchor in 11 fathoms


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20 September 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers

10.40am: Sent diving party to Hong Wau I re lost anchor

1.55pm: HMS Severn made fast alongside

8 on sick list


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21 September 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

5.45am: Diving party left ship

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9 on sick list


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22 September 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9 tons (of water) to HMM Severn (Severn is a Monitor, so HMM presumably stands for His Majesty’s Monitor)

9 on sick list


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23 September 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

6.00am: Landed RC church party

7.30am: Holy Communion

9.30am: Divisions & Prayers

10.10am: Holy Communion

2 tons (of water) to HMW Childers

6 tons (of water) to HMW Echo


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24 September 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

4.25pm: Collier Jailwen made fast alongside

9 tons (of water) to HMS Severn

11 on sick list


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25 September 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

6.50am: Commenced coaling

8.15am: 1 ERA joined ship from Pickle. Hoist of bags lost overboard strap carrying away due to foul becket (a becket is a rope handle)

10.49am: Finished coaling. Received 260 tons of Powell Duffryn coal

Noon: Collier cast off

11 on sick list


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26 September 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

7.00am: Diving party left ship

8 on sick list


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27 September 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

7.15am: Working party left ship

8.40am: Divisions & Prayers

11.00pm: 1 Stoker rating on S/S Trent joined ship

2.45pm: Received stores from S/S Trent

8 on sick list


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28 September 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

8 on sick list


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29 September 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

4.5 tons (of water) to HMS Childers

6.5 tons (of water) to HMS Pickle

11 on sick list


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30 September 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

7.25am: Holy Communion

6.15pm: Evening Service


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917


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One half of log book cover for October 1917


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Other half of log cover signed by Buchan M Liddell Lieut RNR as Navigating Officer


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Blank form, addressed to Head of Records Admiralty and signed by Captain C.D.S. Raikes on 2nd November 1917


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1 October 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

12 on sick list


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2 October 1917

Lindi to Mazimbwa

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

2.10pm: 3 Portuguese refugees for passage joined ship

3.50pm: Weighed & proceeded

12 on sick list


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3 October 1917

Lindi to Mazimbwa (or Masimbwa)

(No position given: Masimbwa is at Lat -11.3, Long 40.4)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

12.05pm: Reduced speed approaching anchorage

12.14pm: Let go port anchor in 5 fathoms

11 on sick list


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4 October 1917

Mazimbwa to Lindi at Kilwa Kiswani (suspect the locations are a bit confused at this stage, because of the mix ups with dates)

(No position given: Masimbwa is at Lat -11.3, Long 40.4)

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers

3.24pm: Weighed & proceeded

(The log says 3rd October)


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5 October 1917

Mazimbwa (to Lindi and Kilwa Kisiwani)

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

8.30am: Reduced speed approaching Lindi outer anchorage

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.05am: Landed army officer (patient)

10.13am: Proceeded

5.20pm: Courses various making Kilwa Kisiwani

5.59pm: Reduced speed approaching anchorage

6.02pm: Let go port anchor in 14 fathoms

11 on sick list

(The log says 4th October)


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6 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Lindi

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

4.15pm: Brigadier G Edwards & ADC came aboard for passage to Lindi

4.50pm: Weighed & proceeded

12 on sick list


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7 October 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

7.45am: Reduced speed approaching anchorage

8.03am: Let go port anchor in 10 fathoms

9.30am: Divisions & Prayers

10.20am: Holy Communion

6.15pm: Evening Service

12 on sick list


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8 October 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

13 on sick list


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9 October 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

7.21am: HMS Thistle anchored

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9 on sick list


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10 October 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

7.15am: Landed Marines

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9 on sick list


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11 October 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.25am: 1 Leading Signalman, 1 AB joined ship from Mersey

2.00pm: HMS Hyacinth anchored

4.40pm: Discharged 1 Signalman & 1 AB to Hyacinth

8 on sick list


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12 October 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.30am: Divisions. C in C inspection

12.30pm: Read warrant 100, 1 Private RMLI to Hyacinth for prison

2.00pm: HMS Hyacinth sailed

10 on sick list


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13 October 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

3.5 tons (fresh water) to HMS Fly

10 on sick list


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14 October 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

7.30am: Landed RC church party

9.30am: Divisions & Prayers

5 tons (fresh water) to HMS Salamander


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15 October 1917

Lindi (and at sea)

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers. Court Martial returns read

2.33pm: Weighed & proceeded

9 on sick list


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16 October 1917

Lindi to Zanzibar

Lat -6.8, Long 39.6

7.10am: Moresby Point Light House abeam 9'

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

1.13pm: Makatumbe light house abeam 11.25 miles

2.30pm: Observed Chumbe Light House N28W

5.05pm: Reduced speed approaching anchorage

5.11pm: Let go starboard anchor in 10.5 fathoms

9 on sick list


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17 October 1917

(No location given – they are at Zanzibar, which is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

6 on sick list


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18 October 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

8.40am: Divisions & Prayers

3 on sick list


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19 October 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers

5.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant no 101

5.50pm: Discharged 1 S/S Rating to Trent (S/S could stand for Sight Setter or Ship’s Steward

5 on sick list

(log book is in error and reads August)


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20 October 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

10.50am: Received 1 prisoner from HMS Echo

5 on sick list


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21 October 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

7.15am: Landed RC church party

9.30am: Divisions

10.20am: Divine Service

6 on sick list


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22 October 1917

Zanzibar to Kilwa Kisiwani

(No position given: Pungume Light house is at Lat -6.4, Long 39.3, on the southern tip of Pungume Island)

9.08am: Weighed & proceeded

10.10am: Chumbe Light House abeam 1

11.42am: Pungume Light tower abeam 4

1.34pm: Makatumbe Light House abeam

7.15pm: Observed Moresby Point Light S2W

8 on sick list


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23 October 1917

(No location or position given: they are at Kilwa Kisiwani, Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

7.45am: Courses various making Kilwa Kisiwani

9.00am: Fast alongside collier Dailwen

9.50am: Commnced coaling

9.20pm: Finished coaling. Received 435 tons of Powell Duffryn coal


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24 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Michael Reef (now Baixo Miguel in Mozambique)

Lat -9.7, Long 40.2

5.04am: Cast off from collier & proceeded to sea

15 on sick list


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25 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Michael Reef

Lat -13.8, Long 41.0

9.25am: Divisions & Prayers

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26 October 1917

(No location given, but they are at Michael Reef)

Lat -16.2, Long 40.6 (position at 4.42am)

7.00am: Observed Mafamede  Island N89W

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.29am: Let go starboard anchor in 13 fathoms veering 4 shackles. 1200 yds from wreck of SS Ellerslie on Michael Reef (For more information on Ellerslie which had run aground on 20th October, at Lat -16.3, Long 39.7, see here.)

1.00pm: Hands at wreck salvaging stores etc

3.30pm: Tug Capitanis (Portuguese) in attendance

6.25pm: SS Ellerslie 6 officers & 10 of crew of Ellerslie came aboard

2 drums of soft soap lost overboard by accident

8 on sick list


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27 October 1917

Michael Reef

(No position given: Michael Reef, now Baixo Miguel, is at Lat -16.5, Long 39.9)

6.00am: Hands transferring stores from Ellerslie to ship

6.20am: Diving party left ship

1.00pm: Hands employed as above

6.00pm: Hands as requisite for salving

Lost overboard by accident, wear & tear between tug & ship’s side – 5 hazelwood fenders, 2 coir fenders

Lost by accident – 2 steel sheets (NS); 1 sinker mushroom half cut used for buoyage

9 on sick list


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28 October 1917

Michael Reef (and at sea)

Lat -16.3, Long 40.4

5.45am: Hands employed salving from SS Ellerslie

3.42pm: Weighed & proceeded

5 tons (fresh water) to tug Capitania

6 on sick list


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29 October 1917

At Sea

Lat -14.9, Long 41.3

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

7 on sick list

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30 October 1917

At Sea

Lat -11.8, Long 41.1

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

12.30pm – 1.28pm: Courses & speed various closing & investigating HM prize ship Anne


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31 October 1917

At Sea

Lat -8.7, Long 40.5

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers

8.00pm: Moresby Point Light S56W

5 on sick list


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917


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Cover of log for November 1917, certified as a copy of the original log by C D S Raikes, Captain


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Other half of log cover signed by Buchan M Liddell Lieut RNR as Navigating Officer


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1 November 1917

(Zanzibar)

(No location or position is given; Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

2.00am: Observed land in vicinity of Ras Kanze

3.15am: Exercised watch WT doors & seaboats crew

5.05am: Increased to 75 revs

6.00am: Hands as requisite

8.10am: Courses various making Zanzibar

8.55am: Chumbe Light House abeam 3000 yds. Hauled log

9.55am: Reduced speed approaching anchorage

10.03am: Let go port anchor in 10 fathoms veering 3.5 shackles

10.30am: Hands employed discharging stores

1.30pm: Hands discharging stores

4.55pm: 1 ERA joined ship from Mersey. Read Warrant No.102

8.00pm: Routine

Provisions received: vegetables 456 lbs

Fresh water expended 4.5 tons; remaining 29 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 31 tons; remaining 366 tons

(A complete day’s log)


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2 November 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

5.00pm: Discharged officers & crew of SS Ellerslie ashore

9.00pm: Comander Cardwell RN, AR Clarke RNR left for Mersey for enquiry of stranding SS Ellerslie

5 on sick list


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3 November 1917

Zanzibar to Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -6.9, Long 39.7 (position at 8pm)

4.40am: 1 PO, 2 ABs, 1 OS sent to SS Havre to attend hawsers

5.04am: Weighed & closed SS Havre anchoring close to

6.05am: Weighed slow ahead. Bitts on forecastle of Havre carried away

6.07am: Let go port anchor

7.33am: Weighed & proceeded hawser secured to port cable

7.50am: Speed 50 revs courses various leaving Zanzibar

10.45am: Stopped to lengthen hawser paying out 150 fathoms 5” wire

11.10am: Proceeded speed as requisite

2.00pm: Patent log readings from SS Havre

6 on sick list


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4 November 1917

Zanzibar to Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.0, Long 40.1

2.15am: Passed HMS Challenger

5.09am: Moresby Point Light abeam 10'

9.30am: Divisions & Prayers

10.15am: Divine Service

6 on sick list


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5 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

5.00am: Reduced speed, courses various outside Kilwa waiting for HMS Pickle & tugs Bajune & Garth

6.50am: Slipped Havre

7.30am: Proceeded in

9.30am: Fast alongside collier Ellesburg

12.33pm: Commenced coaling

9.30pm: Ceased coaling. Received 512 tons of Welsh coal


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6 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

7.30am: Finished coaling

10.25am: Cast off from collier.  Received 236 tons of Welsh coal

11.35am: Let go port anchor in 17 fathoms

6 on sick list


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7 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

10.00am: Armourer & gunner’s party mounting aerial gun aft bridge

3.00pm: Lieutenant Boustead RNR joined ship

9 on sick list


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8 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers

8.30am: Lieutenant Boustead RNR discharged to Clan Macphee

7 on sick list


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9 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9 on sick list


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10 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

10 on sick list


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11 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

7.00am: Discharged 18 bags of mails ex Havre to HMT Echo

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Divine Service

6.15pm: Evening Service

12 on sick list


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12 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

11.50am: 1 AB joined ship from Childers

1.30pm: Diving party away

13 on sick list


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13 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to sea

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

5.30pm: Weighed & proceeded

12 on sick list


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14 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

8.45am: Reduced speed approaching Lindi outer anchorage

8.51am: Let go port anchor

9.25am: Divisions & Prayers

12 on sick list


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15 November 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

7.45am: Sent diving party to Hospital Ship Vita

9.30am: Divisions & Prayers

8.30pm: Diving party returned

11 on sick list

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16 November 1917

Lindi

(No position given: Lindi is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

8.00am: Diving party left for Hospital Ship Vita

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

11 on sick list


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17 November 1917

(Lindi)

(No location or position given, but they are still at Lindi which i(s at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

10 on sick list


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18 November 1917

(Lindi)

(No location or position given but they are still at Lindi which is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

7.30am: Divisions

10.20am: Prayers

10.30am: Holy Communion

10 on sick list


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19 November 1917

(Lindi)

(No location or position given, but they are still at Lindi, which is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.30am: Sent towing pendant slip to SS Havre

4.05pm: 1 Rating joined ship from Hospital

9 on sick list


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20 November 1917

(Lindi)

(No location or position given, but they are still at Lindi, which is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

9 on sick list


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21 November 1917

(Lindi)

(No location or position given, but they are still at Lindi, which is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

6.06am: Weighed & proceeded

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers. Stopped, sent target to HMS Fly

10.30am: Carried out 6” firing both batteries 56 practice rounds

11.40am: Secure 10 rounds 12 pounder practice

1.00pm: Picked up target

3.22pm: Reduced speed approaching anchorage

3.30pm: Stopped let go port anchor

8 on sick list


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22 November 1917

(Lindi to Mikindani)

(No location or position given, but at noon they are still at Lindi, which is at Lat -9.9, Long 39.7)

6.30am: Weighed & proceeded

9.00am: Stopped sent target to HMS Fly

10.38am: Carried out 6” & 12 pounder firing 6”. 9 practice, 17 shrapnel & 23 12 pounder practice

11.10am: Secure

Noon: Picked up target

12.30pm: Proceeded to Mikindani

3.30pm: Stopped let go starboard anchor


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23 November 1917

(Mikindani)

(No location or position, but they are at Mikindani which is at Lat -10.3, Long 40.1)

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers with small arms

8 at sick list


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24 November 1917

(Mikindani)

(No location or position, but they are still at Mikindani which is at Lat -10.3, Long 40.1)

6.32am: Weighed & proceeded

11.20am: Away steam cutter with target

11.30am: Carried out torpedo practice

12.59pm: Anchored in 15 fathoms veering 3.5 shackles to port anchor

5.45pm: 1 CPO, (2) 1st cl PO, 1 sto PO, 13 ABs joined ship


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25 November 1917

(Mikindani to Kilwa Kisiwani)

(No location or position: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

6.30am: Weighed & proceeded

9.30am: Divisions

10.20am: Divine Service

3.35pm: Courses as requisite making Kilwa

4.16pm: Let go starboard anchor in 8 fathoms

6.20pm: Evening Service


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26 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Sea

(No position: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

11.29am: Weighed & proceeded.

8.15pm: Observed Moresby Point Light N34W

6 on sick list


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27 November 1917

(Zanzibar)

(No location or position given; Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

7.25am: a/c N21W & courses various making Zanzibar

9.15am: Chumbe Light House abeam 1'

10.12am: Reduced speed approaching anchorage

10.20am: Let go port anchor in 10 fathoms

1.30pm: 1 AB discharged to hospital

4 on sick list


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28 November 1917

Zanzibar

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

4 on sick list


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29 November 1917

Zanzibar to Sea

(No position given: Zanzibar is at Lat -6.2, Long 39.2)

9.15am: Lieut Roe RMLI 1 PO & 1 Private Marines joined ship from HMS Talbot

10.30am: Discharged 2 cell prisoners to HMS Talbot

11.30am: 27 Zanzibar Sudies joined ship

12.15pm: 52 Sudi Boys left ship

1.40pm: Weighed & proceeded

3.21pm: Chumbe Light House N22W 3.5’

3 on sick list


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30 November 1917

Zanzibar to Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -9.6, Long 39.8

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

1.00am: Observed Moresby Point Light S13W(c)

4.50am: Spoke HMS Challenger

3.40pm: Courses speed various entering Kilwa Kisiwani

4.30pm: Fast alongside Collier Sutton Hall

5 on sick list


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1917


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Cover of log for December 1917, certified as a copy of the original log by C D S Raikes, Captain.  Also written on log page in red ‘Paid off’ and on following page ‘31st December 1917’


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Other half of log cover signed by Buchan M Liddell Lieut RNR as Navigating Officer


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1 December 1917

Kilwa (Kisiwani)

(No position given: Kilwa Kisiwani is at Lat -9.0, Long 39.5)

4.45am: Hands fall in

5.00am: Commenced coaling

10.00am: Hands coaling ship

2.50pm: Finished coaling. Received 540 tons of Welsh coal

6.00pm: Hands clean ship

8.00pm: Routine

Fresh water: distilled 8 tons; expended 5 tons; remaining 34 tons

Coal expended for all purposes: 9 tons; remaining 990 tons


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2 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Durban

Lat -9.2, Long 39.8

7.55am: HMS Challenger anchored

8.15am: Staff Surgeon Hayden RN joined ship from Challenger

9.00am: Cast off from collier, hoisted all boats & proceeded out

11.00am: Divine Service


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3 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Durban

Lat -12.7, Long 41.2

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

6 on sick list


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4 December 1917

(Kilwa Kisiwani to Durban)

Lat -17.0, Long 40.6

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

Noon: Considerable southerly swell

5.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant 103

13 on sick list


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5 December 1917

(Kilwa Kisiwani to Durban)

Lat -20.5, Long 38.4

7.00am: Heavy rain

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9 on sick list


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6 December 1917

At Sea

Lat -24.8, Long 36.3

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

9 on sick list


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7 December 1917

(Kilwa Kisiwani to Durban)

Lat -27.0, Long 32.8

4.55am: Reduced to 60 revs & swung ship for deviation of Compass (standard)

5.45am: Resumed course & speed

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.30am: TCs to instruction. Cartridges QF12, P2 8 cwt, 41 in no of Lot A2201 destroyed in accordance with C.A.S.O.s (uncertain transcription; also uncertain meaning – may be Confidential Admiralty Fleet/Secret Orders)

9.15pm: Observed Cape St Lucia Lt N77W

10 on sick list


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8 December 1917

(Kilwa Kisiwani to Durban)

Lat -29.1, Long 32.1 (position at 8pm)

4.50am: a/c north to close steamer

8.35am: Observed land bearing N15W large beacon

5.22pm: Observed Port Durnford Light N43E Comp


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9 December 1917

At Sea (& Durban)

(No position given: Durban is at Lat -29.9, Long 31.0)

2.30am: Lost while sounding: 150 fathoms wire; 1 sinker & guard

3.00am: Lost while sounding: 100 fathoms wire; 1 sinker & guard

6.24am: Observed Durban Bluff Lt House N87W

8.50am: Pilot boarded proceeded in

9.32am: Made fast to buoy Durban Harbour

10.00am: Commenced coaling

4.45pm: Finished coaling. Received 379.9 Welsh coal

9 on sick list


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10 December 1917

Durban

(No position given: Durban is at Lat -29.9, Long 31.0)

7 on sick list


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11 December 1917

Durban

(No position given: Durban is at Lat -29.9, Long 31.0)

7.05am: HIJMS Tsushima sailed

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

6 on sick list


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12 December 1917

Durban

(No position given: Durban is at Lat -29.9, Long 31.0)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

12.20pm: 1 Warrant O joined ship Mr. Hindmarch

7 on sick list


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13 December 1917

Durban

(No position given: Durban is at Lat -29.9, Long 31.0)

9.20am: Divisions & Prayers

7 on sick list


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14 December 1917

Durban

(No position given: Durban is at Lat -29.9, Long 31.0)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

7.30pm: Landed signalman for duty at signal station

8 on sick list


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15 December 1917

Durban

(No position given: Durban is at Lat -29.9, Long 31.0)

9.30am: Court of enquiry assembled onboard

8 on sick list


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16 December 1917

Durban

(No position given: Durban is at Lat -29.9, Long 31.0)

7.00am: Two absentee stokers returned

9.00am: Landed R.C. church party

9.40am: Divisions

10.10am: Prayers

10.40am: Divine Service

10 on sick list


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17 December 1917

Durban

(No position given: Durban is at Lat -29.9, Long 31.0)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

12 at sick list


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18 December 1917

Durban to sea

Lat -31.0, Long 31.0 (position at 8pm)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

11.56am: Cast off from buoy & proceeded out

12.19pm: Stopped & dropped pilot


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19 December 1917

At Sea

Lat -33.4, Long 28.5

5.50am: Sighted SS City of Manila

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

12 midnight: Ship pitching & rolling

12 on sick list


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20 December 1917

At Sea

Lat -34.8, Long 23.9

9.25am: Divisions & Prayers

12 on sick list


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21 December 1917

At Sea

Lat -35.5, Long 20.0

7.25am: Closed SS Veenbergen bound to Algoa Bay

9.10am: Division & Prayers

11.15pm: Observed Capes Point Light N 5 E

8 on sick list


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22 December 1917

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

8.45am: Divisions & Prayers. Read warrant no 106

9.54am: Anchored off basin entrance

10.12am: Weighed & proceeded into graving dock

11.15am: All fast in dock

(Written across top of second half of log page) In compliance with Commander-in-Chief’s memo 54 of 22nd December 1917 Carpenter JR Hindmarch RN was drunk in the train between Capetown and Durban on 8 December 1917 whilst on passage to Minerva. (Signed) J R Hindmarch

9 on sick list


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23 December 1917

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

9.25am: Landed RC church party

9.45am: C of E party

5 on sick list


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24 December 1917

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.45am: Divisions & prayers 'stokers'

9.10am: Divisions & prayers

5.00pm: 1 PO 1 ERA 1 AB joined ship from Cape Yard


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25 December 1917

(Simonstown)

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

5 on sick list

7.20am: Holy Communion.

7.40am: Landed RC church party

9.20am: Landed Wesleyan C.P

9.30am: Divisions

9.45am: Landed C of E party

11.45am: Church parties returned

5 on sick list


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26 December 1917

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.40am: Stokers to divisions

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

3 on sick list


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27 December 1917

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.40am: Stokers to Divisions & prayers

9.10am: Divisions & prayers

2 on sick list


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28 December 1917

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

5.45am: Commenced filling graving dock

7.30am: Ship afloat

8.20am: Ship left dock

9.00am: Secured alongside B. Water

11.00am: 1 MAA, 1 ships steward joined ship

6 on sick list


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29 December 1917

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

6.30am: Commenced coaling

3.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 488 tons of Welsh coal

6.00pm: 80 ratings joined ship from Hyacinth & 1 WO


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30 December 1917

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

9.30am: Divisions

9.50am: Landed church parties of all denomination

11.50am: Church parties returned

7 on sick list


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31 December 1917

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

2.30pm: Paid off Ships Company to date

Ship paid off (written at bottom of page and signed by Captain)


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1918


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V B Cardwell Commander RN signs January 1918 log book for Captain


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Other half of log cover signed by Buchan M Liddell Lieut RNR as Navigating Officer


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1 January 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

Ship recommissioned (written at top of log page)

5.45am: Routine

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

9.30am: Hands mustered by ledger.

10.00am: Hands mustered for medical inspection.

11.30am: Leave to Red Watch & watch of new draft from noon to 7am

12.30pm: Hands make & mend

5.00pm: Evening quarters exercised fire stations

9.30pm: Landed E gate patrol

11.45pm: East gate patrol returned

(A complete day’s log)


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2 January 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.40am: Stokers & daymen to divisions

9.20am: Divisions with arms

11.30am: Special leave to white watch & Minerva’s old crew from 4.30pm to 11pm, new crew to 7am

6 on sick list


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3 January 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

5.45am: Hands fall in. Hands leaving ship stowing gear on jetty

7.30am: Station party left ship

9.00am: Draft left. Draft from Britania joined ship

10.15am: Draft from Kent joined ship

4 on sick list


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4 January 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.40am: Stokers & daymen to divisions

8.30am: Landing parties & Marines Seamen left ship

11.00am: Landing parties returned

1.15pm: Hands provisioning ship & taking in 6” & 12 pounder ammunition & other ordnance stores

5.00pm: Landed patrol. Evening quarters

5.25pm: Stokers to evening quarters

4 on sick list


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5 January 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

5.45pm: Search light cover lost overboard by accident

4 on sick list


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6 January 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

9.20am: Divisions

9.50am: Church parties left ship

3 on sick list


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7 January 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

8.00am: Cast off from Jetty & warped out of basin

9.15am: Made Fast to Flagship moorings

9.50am: Divisions & Prayers

3 on sick list


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8 January 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers


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9 January 1918

(Simonstown)

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers


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10 January 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

2 on sick list


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11 January 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

6.03pm: Slipped moorings & proceeded

7.32pm: Cape Point S60W

10.25pm: Cape Point Light N64E 9'

3 on sick list


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12 January 1918

At sea

Lat -35.7, Long 20.0

4 on sick list


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13 January 1918

At sea

Lat -34.8, Long 24.7

10.45am: Divine Service

12.15pm: a/c closing Hyacinth

12.30pm: Exercised watch at action stations. Speed as requisite taking stations

1.18pm: Revs as requisite maintaining station 5 cables on port bow of Hyacinth

5 on sick list


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14 January 1918

At sea

Lat -35.3, Long 21.8

6 on sick list


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15 January 1918

At sea

Lat -34.5, Long 18.7

Noon: Took station astern of Hyacinth

2.59pm: Reduced speed approaching moorings

3.30pm: Secured to No 1 buoy Simons Bay

7 on sick list


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16 January 1918

(Simonstown)

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

9.15am: Divisions & Prayers

7 on sick list


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17 January 1918

(Simonstown)

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

6.45am: Landed sailmakers party

8.00am: Hoisted Jack fired Court Martial gun

8.55: Court Martial prisoners arrived onboard

9.30am: Court assembled

1.20pm: 1 man sent to detention

3.35pm: CM witnesses & prisoners left ship

3.45pm: Officers of CM left ship

5.45pm: Cast off from moorings & proceeded

6.00pm: Roman Points Light House N36W 1'

10.00pm: Cape Point Light S82E M 18.5 mil

7 on sick list


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18 January 1918

(At sea)

(No position given)

12.15am: Sighted ship Bloomfield bound from Trinidad to C. Town

8.20am: Whilst taking cast of lead wire parted 1 sinker & brass guard tube lost

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

1.00pm: Sighted Himalaya & convoy increased to 70 Revs. Escorted convoy to Cape Town

11.15pm: Observed Cape Point Light S57E

5 on sick list


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19 January 1918

Sea to Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

9.19am: Reduced to 56 revs a/c various making anchorage

9.29am: Picked up No 1 moorings. Let go Port anchor

10.43am: Mooring wire carried away

11.10am: Weighed anchor & proceeded to berth

11.22am: Let go port anchor in 8.5 fathoms

2.45pm: Temporary Surgeon Pratt & Act ERA May joined ship

7 on sick list


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20 January 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

9.15am: Divine Service

10.18am: Divisions

6 on sick list


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21 January 1918

(Simonstown)

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

2.20pm: Coal lighters alongside

3.45pm: Commenced coaling

6.00pm: Ceased coaling


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22 January 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.30am: Sailmakers party landed

9.00am: Divers at work on moorings

5.00pm: Read warrant no 14

4 on sick list


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23 January 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

5.30am: Hands employed getting up ammunition

6.55am: Lighter no 227 alongside for cordite

4 on sick list


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24 January 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.30am: Divers away looking for projectile

1.15pm: Divers at work. Torpedo party landing warhead


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25 January 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

8.00am: Boats towed to basin docking party left ship

9.00am: Weighed & proceeded into basin

9.40am: Entered graving dock.

12.30pm: 1 crutch from whaler lost overboard by accident

7 on sick list


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26 January 1918

(Simonstown)

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

4 on sick list


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27 January 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

9.30am: Church parties landed.

5.50pm: 2 Court Martial prisoners sent to Hyacinth:

5 on sick list


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28 January 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

9.00am: Court Martial witness attended Court Martial onboard HMS Hyacinth

9.10am: Divisions & Prayers

10.30am: Court Martial witness returned

3.00pm: Patrol & one prisoner arrived onboard

5.00pm: 4 Marines joined ship

6.10pm: Turned two prisoners over to Provost Marshall

7.30pm: Discharged two prisoners to Britannia for passage

1 crutch lost overboard by accident from whaler

4 on sick list


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29 January 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.45am: Divisions & Prayers

9.45am: Advance range party landed

3.10pm: Advance party landed

5.00pm: Patrol landed. 2 cell prisoners released

4 on sick list


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30 January 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

8.00am: Divisions & Prayers

9.20am: HMS Britannia left

4.45pm: No 2 A.9 Warrant Read. 1 Court Martial prisoner left ship

5.40pm: 3 men returned from detention

3 on sick list

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31 January 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.50am: Divisions & Prayers

2.30pm: 2 Stoker absentees returned from range

2 on sick list


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1918


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V B Cardwell Commander for Captain signs February log book


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Other half of log cover signed by Buchan M Liddell Lieut RNR as Navigating Officer


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1 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

6.00am: Routine

7.45am: Divisions & Prayers

8.00am: Hands as requisite

9.05am: Picket house cleaning party landed

1.30pm: Hands as requisite. Discharged two stokers to hospital

5.00pm: Payed monthly money (the spelling of ‘payed’ is as it is in the log)

9.00pm: Landed gate patrol

Fresh water expended: 4.5 tons; remaining: 24.5 tons


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2 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.45am: Divisions & Prayers

11.00am: Weekend leave from 0.15pm to 11pm on Sunday

1.30pm: Capetown patrol landed


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3 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

9.24am: Divisions

9.30am: Church parties landed.


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4 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.50am: Divisions & Prayers


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5 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.30am: Sailmaker & magazine parties landed

7.50am: Divisions & Prayers

3 on sick list


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6 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.30am: Magazine, arsenal & sailmakers parties landed

8.00am: Divisions & Prayers

6.00pm: Two Court Martial prisoners sent to Himalaya


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7 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

8.00am: Divisions & Prayers

9.20am: Court Martial witnesses went to Himalaya

1.45pm: Red Watch returned from Range. White Watch went.

Read warrant no 16

3 on sick list


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8 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.45am: Divisions & Prayers

12.30pm: Leave to Red Watch from 5pm to 8am 10th February

Read warrant no 17


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9 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

8.00am: Liberty boys landed


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10 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

9.30am: Divisions. Church parties landed

1 on sick list


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11 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

2 on sick list


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12 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.45am: Divisions & Prayers

4.30pm: 2 Stoker POs discharged to Whaler Transvaalia

6.00pm: Hoisted out SIII gunshield


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13 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.45am: Divisions & Prayers

9.10am: Hoisted out PIII gunshield

3 on sick list


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14 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.45am: Divisions & Prayers

9.00am: Picket house cleaning house party landed


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15 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.45am: Divisions & Prayers

9.25am: A B Northcliff: deserter brought on board

12.30pm: General leave to Blue Watch from 5pm to 8am Monday

Read warrant No 18

2 on sick list


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16 February 1918

(Simonstown)

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

9.00am: Stoker POs returned from Whaler Transvaalia

2 on sick list


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17 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

9.25am: Church parties

9.30am: Divisions

2 on sick list


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18 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.45am: Divisions. Arsenal & sailmakers parties landed remainder as requisite

1.35pm: White Watch returned from Range

2.00pm: Blue Watch left for Range

4 on sick list


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19 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.45am: Divisions & Prayers

Read warrant No 19

2 on sick list


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20 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.45am: Divisions & Prayers


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21 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.45am: Divisions & Prayers

3 on sick list


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22 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.30am: Simonstown patrol returned. Landed Arsenal & sailmakers party

12.30pm: General Leave to White Watch from 5pm Friday to 8am Monday

3.00pm: Replaced PIII 6” dismounted IV 6”

3 on sick list


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23 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

2 on sick list


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23 February 1918

This page has been scanned twice – the contents are exactly as above.


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24 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

9.30am: Landed church parties

11.45am: Church parties returned

1 on sick list


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25 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.45am: Divisions

4.20pm: Read Warrants No.7 & 20

2 on sick list


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26 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.30am: Arsenal & sailmakers parties landed

7.45am: Divisions

3 on sick list


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27 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.30am: Landed Arsenal & sailmakers party

7.45am: Divisions & Prayers


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28 February 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.30am: Landed Arsenal & sailmakers party

7.45am: Divisions & Prayers

9.30am: Replaced SV & S1 gun shields

1.30pm: Marine range party left ship

2.00pm: Blue Watch range party returned

1 marine returned from detention


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1918


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Cover of log for March 1918, certified as a copy of the original log by C D S Raikes, Captain


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Other half of log cover signed by Buchan M Liddell Lieut RNR as Navigating Officer


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1 March 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

5.45am: Routine

7.45am: Divisions & Prayers

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite

1.15pm: Payed monthly money

1.45pm: Hands as requisite

5.00pm: Landed Capetown patrol

Provisions received: bread 270 & 46 lbs

Fresh water: expended 2 tons; remaining 4 tons

(A complete day’s log)


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2 March 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.45am: Hands employed taking in shell & as requisite

1.15pm: Hands employed taking in shell

2 on sick list


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3 March 1918

(Simonstown)

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

9.25am: Landed Church parties

5.00pm: Discharged two prisoners to HMS Kent


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4 March 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.45am: Divisions & Prayers

4.15pm: Commenced filling dock

6.00pm: Ceased filling dock.


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5 March 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

5.45am: Hands preparing ship for undocking

7.15am: Ship afloat

8.45am:  Warped out of dock

9.15am: Made fast to A wall

10.10am: Commenced coaling

3.40pm: Discharged 7 stoker ratings to SNO Durban

4.25pm: Finished coaling 441 tons


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6 March 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)


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7 March 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.45am: Divisions & Prayers

2.30pm: Marine detachment returned from rifle range.


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8 March 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.45am: Divisions & Prayers

9.00am: Hands employed taking in cordite


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9 March 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.45am: Divisions

6 on sick list


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10 March 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

8.15am: Divisions. Coloured watches employed painting ship

9.30am: Landed church parties

4 on sick list


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11 March 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.45am: Divisions & Prayers

Read Warrants no 21 & 22


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12 March 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.45am: Divisions


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13 March 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.45am: Divisions & Prayers


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14 March 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.45am: Divisions


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15 March 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.45am: Divisions & Prayers

4 on sick list


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16 March 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)


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17 March 1918

Simonstown

(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

9.30am: Divisions

9.50am: Landed church parties


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18 March 1918


(No position given: Simonstown is at Lat -34.2, Long 18.4)

7.45am: Divisions

3 on Sick L