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Cruiser, ex-Armoured Cruiser, Devonshire-class

Pendant Nos. 86 (1914), 3A (1.18), N.34 (4.18). Launched 19.1.04 London & Glasgow. 10,850 tons, 473(oa), 450(pp)x68x23ft. TE 21000ihp, 22kts. Armament: 4-7.5in, 6-6in, 2-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2in deck, 6in guns. Crew: 655. 3rd CS Grand Fleet 1914-16, North America & West Indies 1916-18. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T.C. BU in Germany. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Launched 19/1/04, sold 8/11/21, was serving in 1st Cruiser Squadron, Channel Fleet until December 1908 and was then refitted at Devonport. Recommissioned for 3rd Division, Home Fleet in August 1909; 5th CS from June 1912. Stood by the stranded merchantman SS Ludgate off the coast of Morocco in December 1912. Joined 3rd CS from February 1913 and joined Grand Fleet in August 1914. Captured a German merchantman on 6 August 1914. Refitted January 1915; hit by torpedo from U 39 on 20 June 1915 but escaped with serious damage to bow. After repairs completed in April 1916 served in Norwegian waters. To North America and West Indies Station from September 1916 until Armistice, and while escorting a convoy off Northern Ireland on 12 February 1918 rammed and sank U 89. Into reserve at Portsmouth in June 1919 but recommissioned as W/T trials ship until paid off in February 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:

Further information about the ship is to be found here, more detailed information about the ship and her crew here and a list of her Captains here.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS ROXBURGH 1916-1918

JP map overview

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

LOG BOOK – JUNE & JULY 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for June - July 1916. I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log (“is a complete copy of” crossed through). Submitted: [signed] FA Whitehead, Captain]

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[Right hand side of cover signed by AR Smithwick, Navigating Officer]

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[Basic details of Barometer and Thermometers, as follows:]

  Barometer

Name of Maker and number

Duxton 1145

  Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Outside X1 Casemate

Whether in screen

Yes

Maker and No

N&Z [Negretti and Zambra] 8479, 8480

  Thermometer for Sea Temperature

Maker and No

N&Z 2291



LOGS FOR JUNE 1916


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1 June 1916

From Black Deep to The Swin or at Black Deep

Lat 51.55, Long 1.32 [rough estimate]

1.30am: Put clocks back 1 hour to GMT [Greenwich Mean Time].

4.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace. Spread fires in Picket Boat.

8.30am: Shortened in to 3 shackles.

8.50am: Weighed and proceeded III CS [Third Cruiser Squadron] - Shifted billet to NNW, 2.5 cables from “Britannia”.

9.20am: Came to Starboard anchor 3 shackles in 11 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Wreck on Long Sand S19W, “DI” Buoy S53W, Mid Channel Buoy N58E]

11.15am: Weighed and proceeded 12 knots. Courses as Requisite for Black Deep and Swin.

11.58am: Edinburgh Light Vessel abeam.

0.20pm: Passed East Knob Buoy.

0.44pm: Mouse N81E, 1 mile, altered course to Northward and as Requisite for Swin.

1.12pm: Passed through “C” boom.

1.34pm: Came to Starboard anchor, 6 shackles in 10 fathoms in “Z” berth.

[Anchor Bearings, “Z” Berth Swin: SW - East Barrow Buoy N55E, SW - East Barrow Light Buoy S43E, Maplin NE Light Buoy N1W]

6.1pm: Collier “Hellrum” [?] alongside. Examined Coaling Gear - Correct. Coal Ship.

7.20pm: Completed with coal. Received 250 tons. Lost overboard 3 coaling Bags.

8.30pm: Hoisted in and drew fires in Steam Pinnace. Hoisted in and banked fires in Picket Boat.

[Draught: Forward 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 7”]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 382 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1432 + 250 = 1682 tons]

[Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 56F]


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2 June 1916

From The Swin to Sheerness or at Sheerness

Lat 51.53, Long 1.02 [rough estimate]

4.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

5.30am: Spread fires in Picket Boat.

6.30am: Discharged 1 Rating to [blank].

am: Carried out Saturday Routine [although this is a Friday]. Prepared for sea.

11.22am: Weighed and proceeded Third Cruiser Squadron in Company. Courses as Requisite, 12 knots.

11.47am: Passed through “C” Boom. 11.54am: Increased 13.5 knots, Course WSW.

0.4pm: Mouse Light Vessel abeam.

0.26pm: Passed Outer Bar Buoy. 0.28pm: 12 knots.

0.50pm: Passed Sheerness Boom.

1.0pm: Put clocks on 1 hour - BST [British Summer Time].

1.20pm (GMT): Secured to No 13 Buoy.

2.50pm (GMT): Leave to 15% to 8pm.

9.0pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat. Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Distance run through the Water: 25.0 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 384 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs]


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3 June 1916

At Sheerness

Lat 51.44, Long 0.74 [estimated]

1.30am: Exercised Night Gun and Searchlight Crews.

5.0am: Spread fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

9.0am: Divisions, Aired Night Clothing. Rear-Admiral Browning [details here] and Staff rejoined “Antrim”.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

1.0pm: Struck Rear Admiral Browning’s flag. Leave to 15% to 6pm.

pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital Chatham.

4.0pm: Quarters - Read Warrant No 240.

5.0pm: Received Stores.

9.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace. Banked fires in Picket Boat.

[Distance run through the Water: 14.0 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 810 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs]


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4 June 1916

Lat 51.44, Long 0.74

0.15am and 3.45am: Exercised Night Gun and Searchlight Crews.

8.30am: Landed Wesleyans and Presbyterians. Divisions.

10.0am: Held Divine Services on board.

1.0pm: Leave to 15% to 6pm.

3.0pm: “Antrim” rejoined squadron.


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5 June 1916

Lat 51.44, Long 0.74

9.0am: Hands employed as Requisite, preparing for sea.

10.0am: Hoisting up Ammunition for disembarkation.

1.30pm: Hands employed discharging Ammunition.

5.0pm: Provisioned Ship. Discharged Ammunition.

10.0pm: Discharged Ammunition.

[Draught: Forward 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 10”]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 389 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]


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6 June 1916

At Sheerness

Lat 51.44, Long 0.74

1.15am: Completed disembarkation of ammunition.

7.35am: Discharged 1 rating to “Antrim”.

9.15am: Divisions - Read prayers.

am: Hands employed as requisite.

1.0pm: 1 CERA [Chief Engine Room Artificer] and 1 Artificer Engineer lent from “Antrim”.

1.30pm: Hoisted in picket boat.

3.0pm: Hoisted in steam pinnace.

3.45pm: Slipped buoy. Proceeded to Chatham Dockyard. Courses and speeds as requisite.

4.45pm: Entered lock.

5.0pm: Entered No 1 basin and secured alongside.

5.15pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat and steam pinnace.

6.0pm: First watch proceeded on 6 days refit leave.

6.30pm: Hoisted out Launch and sailing pinnace.

7.30pm: Read Warrants Nos 241, 242.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 386 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]


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7 June 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.40, Long 0.53 [estimated]

5.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

8.25am: Shifted ship from No 1 basin.

10.45am: Secured in No 9 dock.

1.15pm: Hands employed scrubbing ship’s bottom and as requisite.

5.0pm: Exercised fire stations.

[Provisions received: Bread 400 lbs]


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8 June 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.40, Long 0.53

7.0am: Cleaning ship.

9.0am: Hands employed scrubbing ships bottom - repair parties and as requisite.

am: Read Warrants Nos 243, 244 and 245.

1.15pm: Hands employed returning and drawing stores, taking down MD [Main Derrick] blocks and as requisite.

5.0pm: Exercised fire stations.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 254 lbs, Vegetables 500 lbs]


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9 June 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.40, Long 0.53

6.0am: Cleaning Ship.

am: Hands employed drawing stores, refitting and as requisite.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 246.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 211 lbs, Vegetables 400 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]

[Weather fine after early mist, noon temperature 56F]


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10 June 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.40, Long 0.53

9.0am: 2 ERAs [Engine Room Artificers] joined ship from RNB [Royal Naval Barracks].

am: Hands employed drawing stores and as requisite.

pm: Hands Make and Mend clothes.

4.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 204 lbs, Vegetables 400 lbs, Bread 350 lbs]


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11 June 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.40, Long 0.53

9.30am: Divisions - Read Prayers.

10.0am: Landed RCs [Roman Catholics], Wesleyans and Presbyterians for divine service.

4.30pm: Exercised fire stations.


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12 June 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.40, Long 0.53

am: Struck Top masts. Working party from Pembroke on board. Hands employed as Requisite.

pm: Paid Monthly Money to men on board. Hands employed refitting and as Requisite.


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13 June 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.40, Long 0.53

8.30am: First Part No 2 and No 1 Watch proceeded on leave till June 20th 7am.

am: Working Party from Pembroke on board. Hands employed as Requisite.

5.30pm: First Class Leave to No 3 Watch to 7.30am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 205 lbs, Vegetables 400 lbs]


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14 June 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.40, Long 0.53

10.0am: Discharged 1 Rating to RN Hospital.

1.0pm: Working Party from Depot on board.

5.0pm: Leave to second part of Nos 2 and 3 watches till 7.30am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 310 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs, Bread 300 lbs]


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15 June 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.40, Long 0.53

am: Gunners party examining 6 inch Mountings. Working Party from Depot on board. Remainder reeving Main Derrick wires, testing coaling derricks and as Requisite.

5.0pm: Leave to first parts of Nos 2 and 3 Watches to 7.30am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 203 lbs, Vegetables 400 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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16 June 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.40, Long 0.53

am: Working Party from “Pembroke” on board. Hands employed as Requisite.

5.0pm: Leave to second parts of No 2 and 3 Watches to 7.30am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 200 lbs, Vegetables 400 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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17 June 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.40, Long 0.53

am: Hands employed as Requisite.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

4.0pm: Exercised Fire Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 248 and 247.

5.30pm: Leave to first parts of Nos 2 and 3 Watches.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 280 lbs, Vegetables 500 lbs, Bread 650 lbs]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 54F]


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18 June 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.40, Long 0.53

9.0am: Landed Church Parties.

10.0am: Divisions, Read Prayers.

4.30pm: Exercised Fire Stations.


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19 June 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.40, Long 0.53

am: Working party from “Pembroke” on board. Swayed Main and Fore Topmasts.

9.30am: Undocked Ship.

10.0am: Secured alongside West end of No 1 basin.

pm: Hands employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: Exercised fire Stations. Read Warrants Nos 249, 250.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 670 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]


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20 June 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.40, Long 0.53

7.0am: Men from Long Leave rejoined.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning up ship, replacing gear etc.

pm: Hands employed as Requisite.

3.30pm: Shifted ship to No 3 Basin.

7.30pm: 5 Ratings discharged to RNB Devonport.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 412 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs, Bread 750 lbs]


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21 June 1916

From Chatham to Sheerness or at Chatham or Sheerness.

Lat 51.40, Long 0.55 [estimated]

8.30am: Hands employed as Requisite.

10.0am: Carried out Main Engine Basin Trial.

1.0pm: Lit fires in Picket Boat. Hands employed preparing for sea and as Requisite.

1.30pm: Shifted ship to South Lock.

4.47pm: Cast off - Proceeded in charge of Pilot. Course and speeds as Requisite.

5.35pm: Secured to No 14 Buoy.

6.10pm: Collier Boscawen alongside. Examined Coaling Gear - Correct. Coaled Ship.

7.10pm: Completed with coal. Received 110 tons. Lost overboard 2 coal bags.

10.0pm: Banked fires in Picket Boat.

[Draught: Forward 26’ 3”, Aft 25’ 8”]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 353 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1538 + 110 = 1648 tons]


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22 June 1916

At Sheerness

Lat 51.44, Long 0.74 [estimated]

4.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

5.0am: Spread fires in Picket Boat.

6.30am: Ammunition Lighters alongside.

7.30am: Embarked Ammunition.

8.30am: Landed Party to draw stores.

am: Embarked Ammunition.

11.0am: Swung Ship for adjustment of Compasses.

pm: Hands employed Embarking Ammunition.

4.0pm: 4 Cartridges BL [Breech Loading] 7.5 inch filled cordite 30 4/16 lbs damaged by salt water and returned to Lodge Hill Depot.

8.0pm: Drew fires in and Hoisted in Steam Boats.

9.0pm: Prepared for sea.

10.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes (= 30 minutes fast GMT).

[Draught: Forward 26’ 5”, Aft 26’ 0.5”]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 703 lbs, Vegetables 1600 lbs]


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23 June 1916

From Sheerness to Scapa or at Sheerness

Lat 53.20, Long 0.80

1.0am: Exercised Night Guns Crews.

2.0am: Put clocks back 30 minutes - to GMT.

2.45am: Unshackled. 3.0am: Slipped and Proceeded, 12 knots. Courses as Requisite.

3.19am: Passed Garrison Point Gate. 3.20am: 15 knots. 3.25am: 18 knots.

3.39am: Passed Outer Bar Buoy. “Lark” and “Moorsom” in Company.

4.19am: East Knob Buoy abeam. 4.34am: Knock John Buoy abeam.

5.24am: Black Deep Mid Channel Buoy abeam.

6.0am: Sunk Light Vessel abeam 0.1 miles (Bearing West). Course S75E.

[As Requisite for Black Deep etc and for War Channel]

6.20am: Entered War Channel and proceeded N in it.

6.44am: Shipwash Light Vessel abeam.

7.0am: Deviation 4.5 [degrees] E on N.

9.45am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.0am: Increased to 18.5 knots.

0.52pm: Inner Dowsing Light Vessel abeam.

5.48pm: Passed Northern War Chanel Buoy. Course N14W.

6.0pm: Commenced ZZ [zigzag] (No 5).

7.10pm: “Mauncer” [possibly Mounsey or Manners?], “Contest” and “Porpoise” joined Company, “Moorsom” and “Lark” parted Company.

7.15pm: Tyne Break Water [?] Light N83W, 5 miles.

7.30pm: St Marys Light S84W, altered course N14E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 155 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Mist and/or rain all day, noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 53F]


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24 June 1916

From Sheerness to Scapa and at Scapa

Lat 58.63, Long -2.93 [very rough estimate]

2.0am: Commenced sounding every 20 minutes.

3.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

4.30am: Sounding every 20 minutes.

7.0am: Course N66W.

8.0am: Sounding continuously.

9.0am: Reduced to 12 knots.

10.0am: Altered course West, 6 knots. P Skerry [Pentland Skerries] Fog Syren [siren] NWxW. 10.5am: P Skerry NW. 10.10am: Altered course SE.

10.15am: P Skerry NWxN. Duncansby Head West. 10.17am: P Skerry N30W, Duncansby Head N75W.

11.20am: Altered course WNW, 8 knots, visibility 0.6 miles.

11.30am: 12 knots, visibility 1 mile.

Noon: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

0.8pm: P Skerry Fog Signal NNW. 0.19pm: P Skerry Fog Signal NxE and Duncansby WNW.

0.33pm: P Skerry Fog Signal NExN and Duncansby WNW. 0.40pm: 10 knots. 0.42pm: Altered course NNW.

0.56pm: Altered course NW. Sighted Stroma Light House. Fog lifted. Speed and Courses as Requisite for Hoxa Sound.

1.35pm: Passed Hoxa Gate 1 mile.

2.1pm: Came to Starboard anchor 5 shackles in F3 Berth.

[Anchor Bearings: B of B [Barrel of Butter] N28.5E, Cava SE point N40W]

3.0pm: Collier “Cilestan” [just possibly Carlston, listed here] alongside - Examined coaling gear - Correct. Coaled Ship.

7.10pm: Completed with coal. Received 547 tons. Lost overboard 12 coal bags.

8.30pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat. Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Distance run through the Water: 415.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1127 + 547 = 1674 tons]

[Foggy in am, mist and rain in pm, noon temperature 54F, sea temperature 49F]


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25 June 1916

At Scapa

Lat 58.87, Long -3.11 [estimated]

5.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat. Spread fires in Steam Pinnace.

am: Clean Ship.

10.30am: Held Divine Services on board.

4.0pm: Quarters.

9.0pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

11.0pm: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Distance run through the Water: 20.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1219 tons, Vegetables 1600 lbs]


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26 June 1916

At Scapa

Lat 58.87, Long -3.11

1.30am: Exercised Night Gun and Searchlight Crews.

9.0am: Carried out Saturday Routine [on this Monday]. Weighed Starboard and let go Port anchor in lieu.

10.0am: 4 Ratings from Chatham joined awaiting “Antrim”. Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital Ship “Plassy”.

pm: Hands employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 253, 255, 256.


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27 June 1916

At Scapa

Lat 58.87, Long -3.11

am: 1 Rating joined ship from “Antrim”. Hands employed cleaning ship and as Requisite. Divers Examined under-water fittings (Paravane).

Noon: Read Warrant No 254.

pm: Hands employed Painting and as Requisite.

8.0pm: Discharged 8 Ratings to “Devonshire”.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1256 lbs, Vegetables 1980 lbs]


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28 June 1916

At Scapa

Lat 58.87, Long -3.11

am and pm: Hands employed painting and as Requisite.

pm: Received 2 “PVs” [paravanes] from “Empress of India”.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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29 June 1916

At Scapa

Lat 58.87, Long -3.11

8.30am: Rear-Admiral Duff [details here] and "PV" Experimental Party embarked.

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded. Courses and speeds as Requisite for testing “PVs” in the Flow.

11.30am: Completed trials and proceeded to anchorage.

11.53am: Came to Port anchor, 5 shackles in 18 fathoms. Rear Admiral Duff and Party disembarked.

[Anchor Bearings: “F” line Head S85W, Barrel of Butter N27.5E, Cara Light House N37W]

0.30pm: Disembarked “PV’s”.

4.30pm: Read Warrant No 252.

5.0pm: Discharged 1 Rating to RNB Chatham.

9.30pm: 6 Ratings joined from RNB Chatham.

[Draught: Forward 25’ 11”, Aft 25’ 10”]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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30 June 1916

At Scapa

Lat 58.87, Long -3.11

5.0am: Spread fires in Picket Boat.

9.0am: Exercised General Quarters.

am: Hands employed as Requisite.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

8.0pm: Banked fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1213 lbs, Vegetables 2250 lbs]


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LOGS FOR JULY 1916


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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 July 1916

At Scapa

Lat 58.87, Long -3.11

3.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.30am: Spread fires in Picket Boat.

7.30am: Shortened in to 3 shackles.

8.0am: Weighed and proceeded. Courses and speeds as Requisite for carrying out Sub-Calibre firing in the Flow.

10.0am: Returned to anchorage - firing complete.

10.22am: Came to Port anchor, 5 shackles in 18 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Cava Light House N38W, Barrel of Butter N27.5E]

11.20am: Collier “Kanaya” [just possibly “Kassala”, listed here] alongside - Examined Coaling Gear - Correct. Coaled Ship.

0.20pm: Completed with coal = Received 162 tons.

pm: Clean Ship.

3.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.0pm: Paid Quarterly Settlement.

[Draught: Forward 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 11”]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1532 + 162 = 1694 tons]


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2 July 1916

At Scapa

Lat 58.87, Long -3.11

1.0am: Exercised Night Gun and Searchlight Crews.

6.0am: Picket Boat spread fires.

am: Divisions. Held Divine Services on board.

9.30pm: Banked fires in Picket Boat.


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3 July 1916

At Scapa

Lat 58.93, Long -3.06 [rough estimate]

6.30am: Shortened in 2 shackles. 6.40am: Weighed and proceeded. Courses as Requisite, 10 knots to Aiming Rifle Berth No 3.

7.25am: Came to Port anchor, 15 fathoms, 4 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Scapa District Church N63E, Gaitnip [Gaitnip Hill] S86E, RF Mast S79E, Ruined loft N5W]

9.0am: All Gunlayers, Acting Gunlayers Exercised at 1 inch and .303 aiming rifle at towed target. Remainder hands employed as Requisite.

1.0pm: Carried out 1 inch and .303 aiming rifle practice all Gunlayers, Acting Gunlayers, Training Classes, etc.

pm: Marines at Rifle Practice. Officers at Revolver Practice.

4.45pm: Weighed and proceeded at 10 knots to Fleet Anchorage. Courses as Requisite.

5.25pm: Came to Port anchor, 5 shackles in 18 fathoms in “F3 berth”.

[Anchor Bearings: “F” Leading Marks S82.5W, Barrel of Butter N27.5E, Cava Light House N38W]

[Distance run through the Water: 6 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1215 lbs, Vegetables 1974 lbs]


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4 July 1916

From Scapa to Patrol or at Scapa

Lat 58.72, Long -2.58

5.55am: Collier “Norton” [listed here] alongside. Received 44 tons coal.

8.30am: Prepared for sea.

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded, “Devonshire” in Company. Courses and speeds as Requisite.

10.52am: Passed Roan Head Boom, Course S6W, 17 knots. Destroyers “Moon”, “Mounsey”, “Michael” joined Company.

11.15am: Altered course S72E. 11.23am: P [Pentland] Skerry abeam 2 miles.

11.50am: Commenced ZZ [zigzag] No 1, advanced 16 knots.

1.30pm: Altered course N35E, ZZ No 1.

3.0pm: Altered course N5W, ZZ No 1. Visibility Maximum.

4.0pm: Visibility Low.

4.20pm: Dennis Head Light House N59W, Start Point Light House N89W.

5.15pm: Fair Island S65E.

6.0pm: Altered course N3E, ZZ No 1.

7.15pm: Foula Island S85E.

8.0pm: Visibility 8 miles - Maximum.

9.50pm: Challenged “Arlanza”.

10.40pm: Destroyers parted company.

11.0pm: Altered course N29W, ZZ 1.

[Distance run through the Water: 29.5 miles]

[Draught: Forward 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 10”]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1498 + 44 = 1542 tons]

[Misty for most of day, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 48F]


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5 July 1916

Northern Trade Patrol

Lat 63.78, Long -3.37

1.30am: Altered course N63E, ZZ 1. “Devonshire” parted Company.

3.30am: Challenged HMS “Marvel”.

4.0am: Altered course N18E, ZZ No 1. Reduced to 14 knots.

8.0am: Examined Norwegian Whaler “Hildur” securing a catch. 1 Funnel - 2 Masts, Guns 3 Forward and 2 Aft.

9.30am: Passed Sailing Trawler steering E.

9.40am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

am: Hands employed as Requisite.

11.0am: Examined Patent Log.

Noon: Altered course N64E, ZZ No 1. Visibility 1 - 12 miles.

2.0pm: Passed Fishing Net Buoy.

2.45pm: Passed Fishing Net Cask Buoy with staff.

3.30pm: Course N64E, ZZ. 4.0pm: Visibility 1 - 12 miles.

8.0pm: Visibility 12 miles.

9.40pm: Sighted Whaler N60E, altered course N80E.

9.57pm: Altered course N60E. 10.7pm: Altered course N20E. Visibility 3 - 10 miles.

10.15pm: Altered course N17E, ZZ No 1. Whaler “Sond Moringen” of Aalesund Norwegian Auxiliary Steamer. 2 Masts and 1 Funnel, Bowsprit.

Midnight: Visibility Max.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 360 miles]


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6 July 1916

On Northern Trade Patrol

Lat 68.23, Long 2.03

2.0am: Visibility - Max.

6.0am: Altered course N61E, ZZ No 1.

am: Exercised General Quarters. Out Collision Mat. Fire in Action. Steering from Alternative Position. Visibility Max.

11.30am - Noon: [Visibility] 5 - 12 miles.

3.0pm: Visibility - Max.

5.0pm: Altered course N18E, ZZ No 1.

8.0pm: Visibility 3 miles - to Max.

9.30pm: Altered course S84W. ZZ No 1.

10.30pm: Visibility 3 miles to Max.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 320 miles]


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7 July 1916

On Northern Trade Patrol

Lat 67.72, Long -1.27

[Course and Distance made good: Various 323 miles]

[Log just records routine matters, while zigzagging on patrol, changing course at 1am, 10am and 6pm. Visibility recorded every few hours - varying from 1 - 3 miles to Max. Mist and/or drizzle in am, rain in pm, noon temperature 48F, sea temperature 46F]


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8 July 1916

Northern Trade Route Patrol

Lat 64.27, Long -8.33

1.0am: Altered course S88W, ZZ No 1.

2.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

7.35am: Altered course S3W, ZZ No 1.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as Requisite.

10.0am: Commenced sounding every half hour: 1/200.

3.0pm: Sounded every half hour, 1/200.

7.25pm: 75 fathoms Sounding.

7.30pm: Passed Danish fishing smack and British Trawler.

7.50pm: Passed British Trawler “Ilfracombe”.

8.10pm: 55 fathoms. 8.20pm: 56 fathoms. 8.30pm: Altered course SE. Reduced 60 Revs.

8.39pm: Sighted land S53E. Courses as Requisite for closing land. 8.40pm: Risin [Faroe Islands], S67W, Rivtange S57E. 8.44pm: Increased 84 Revs.

8.53pm: Rivtange S70W, Mulen S1W, altered course E by N. 9.6pm: Increased 96 Revs.

9.14pm: Altered course East. 9.29pm: Increased 100 Revs.

9.51pm: Altered course S52E.

10.30pm: Altered course S26E. 10.57pm: Visibility 2 - 4 miles. Increased 104 [revs], ZZ No 1.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 312 miles]

[Another misty day, visibility recorded about every 2 hours in log, down to 1 - 2 miles at times]


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9 July 1916

From Northern Trade Route Patrol to Scapa or at Scapa

Lat 59.58, Long -1.93

5.15am: Sighted [HMS] “Devonshire” and TBDs [Torpedo Boat Destroyers] “Plover”, “Non Pareil” [Nonpareil] and “Oportune” [Opportune].

5.25am: Course S26E. 5.30pm: 96 Revs. “Devonshire” and Escort took station.

5.40am: 104 Revs. Course S4E, ZZ No 1.

8.45am: Abeam Port Foula Island S45E.

9.30am: Foula Island S79E. Divisions. Held Divine Service.

10.52am: Foula N32E, Fair Island [Fair Isle] S41E.

11.24am: Altered course S35E, ZZ No 1.

Noon: Skroo Light S62E, Scaddon [Skaddan] Light S48.5E.

1.0pm: Altered course S72E, ZZ No 1. 1.30pm: Altered course S18W, ZZ No 1. 2.0pm: Altered course S74W, ZZ No 1.

4.0pm: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

5.0pm: Altered course S40W. 5.10pm: Altered course 4 points to Starboard. 5.20pm: Altered course 4 points to Port.

5.52pm: Pentland Skerries abeam 2 miles. Courses as Requisite for Pentland and Hoxa.

6.15pm: Speed as Requisite. 6.25pm: Passed through Hoxa Gate.

6.25pm: Came to Port anchor, 5 shackles in 18 fathoms, “E6” berth.

[Anchor Bearings: East Line Leading Marks S82.5W, Barrel of Butter N10W, abeam Starboard Calf of Flotta S32E]

8.30pm: 2 Ratings re-joined ship from “Imperieuse” [listed here]. 1 Rating joined ship from RNB [Royal Navy Barracks] Chatham. 4 Ratings discharged to RNB Chatham.

10.30pm: Banked fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 342 miles]

[Draught: 23’ 2” Forward, 24’ 3” Aft]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 408 lbs, Vegetables 896 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 685 tons]


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10 July 1916

At Scapa

Lat 58.87, Long -3.11 [estimated]

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

6.15am: Collier “Vittoria” [probably the ship listed here] alongside. Examined Coaling Gear - Correct.

7.0am: Coaled ship.

am: Discharged 4 Ratings to Hospital Ship. Coaled ship.

0.42pm: Completed with coal. Received 1029 tons. Lost overboard 3 coal bags.

3.30pm: Clean Ship.

5.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to RNB Devonport.

9.0pm: Banked fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

[Draught: Forward 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 11”]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1210 lbs, Vegetables 3060 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 668 + 1029 = 1697 tons]


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11 July 1916

At Scapa

Lat 58.83, Long -3.02 [rough estimate]

1.30am: Exercised Night Gun and Searchlight Crews.

5.0am: Spread fires in Steam Pinnace. 6.0am: Spread fires in Picket Boat.

6.54am: Shortened in to 2 shackles. 7.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Courses as Requisite, 10 knots.

7.48am: Came to Port anchor, 14 fathoms, 5 shackles in No 3 Aiming Rifle Berth.

[Anchor Bearings: Ruined Cottage N5W, Gaitnip S87.5E, Hobbiston Hill [?] N49W]

am: Carried out 1 inch aiming and .303 at towed target. 2 Boats crews away sweeping under charge of [HMS] “Abdiel”. Remainder hands employed as Requisite.

pm: Exercised all watches under Control Officers at 1 inch aiming: towed target.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 257.

6.0pm: Hoisted in and Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.45pm: Weighed and proceeded. Courses as Requisite, 10 knots to Fleet anchorage.

9.17pm: Came to Port anchor, 5 shackles, in 17 fathoms, “E6” Berth.

[Anchor Bearings: East Line Leading Marks S84.5W, Barrel of Butter N10W, Calf of Flotta S32E]

9.30pm: Banked fires in Picket Boat.


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12 July 1916

At Scapa

Lat 58.87, Long -3.11

7.30am: Sent Working Party (15) to “Minotaur”.

9.0am: Divisions, Prayers.

am: Training Classes under Instruction. Hands employed scraping, Painting, refitting and as Requisite.

pm: Training Classes under Instruction. Remainder employed painting, scraping, refitting and as Requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters.

9.30pm: 2 Ratings joined from RNB “Devonport”.

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 51F]


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13 July 1916

At Scapa

Lat 58.87, Long -3.11

am: Training Classes under Instructions. Hands employed refitting and as Requisite. Prepared to lay out target.

1.0pm: Landed Calibrating Parties and Laid out Calibrating Target. Remainder Make and Mend Clothes.

5.50pm: Shortened in. 6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded. Courses and speeds as Requisite to Calibrating anchorage.

7.3pm: Came to Port anchor, 6 shackles in 19 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Nevi Skerry S60W, Calibrating Buoy Marks [?] S23E]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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14 July 1916

At Scapa

Lat 58.86, Long -3.02 [rough estimate]

4.45am: Laid out Stream anchor astern. Calibrating Parties proceeded to Recording and Signalling Stations.

6.30am: Carrying out Calibration with all guns.

9.0am: Carrying out Calibration. Fleet Surgeon Turnbull discharged to Hospital Ship “Plassy”.

9.40am: Weighed Stream anchor, turned ship 16 points with Tug and Laid out Stream anchor astern. Continued Calibrating.

0.35pm: Calibration Completed. 1.0pm: Weighed Stream anchor.

2.40pm: Weighed and proceeded to Fleet anchorage. Courses and speeds as Requisite.

3.7pm: Came to Port anchor, 5 shackles in 19 fathoms, “E6” Berth.

[Anchor Bearings “E6”: “E” Leading Buoy S82.5W, Barrel of Butter N10W, abeam Starboard Calf of Flotta S32E]

4.30pm: Calibrating parties returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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15 July 1916

At Scapa

Lat 58.88, Long -3.04 [rough estimate]

5.0am: Collier “Holmpark” [listed here] alongside. Examined coaling gear. Correct. Coaled ship.

6.53am: Completed with coal. Received 104 tons.

8.30am: Weighed and proceeded. Courses and speeds as Requisite for Running Torpedoes.

am: Carried out Rapid Fire Run (I) 1 dummy and 2 torpedoes from Port Tube. Run (II) ditto from Starboard tube. Run (III) 1 torpedo from Starboard tube.

11.55am: Completed practice. Returned to Fleet Anchorage. Remainder Hands cleaning ship.

0.17pm: Came to Port anchor, 5 shackles in “E6” Berth, 19 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: “E” Line Leading Buoy S85W, Barrel of Butter N10W, abeam Starboard Calf of Flotta S32E]

pm: Cleaning ship and as Requisite. Calibrating Party Make and Mend Clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters.

6.30pm: Prepared for sea.

[Draught: Forward 25’ 9.5”, Aft 25’ 11”]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1222 lbs, Vegetables 1120 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1535 + 104 = 1639 tons]


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16 July 1916

At Scapa

Lat 58.87, Long -3.11

9.0am: Divisions. 9.30am: Held Divine Service.

am: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital Ship “Plassey” [Plassy].

2.20pm: Shortened in to 3 shackles. 2.30pm: Veered to 6 shackles.

[Mist and fog for most of day]


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17 July 1916

From Scapa or at Scapa

Lat 59.87, Long -3.11

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

am: Training Classes and Boys under instruction. Remainder employed as Requisite. 4 Ratings joined from “Vivid”.

11.25am: Shortened in to 3 shackles. 11.35am: Weighed.

11.50am: Proceeded in Company with III CS [Third Cruiser Squadron]. Courses and speeds as Requisite.

0.23pm: Passed through Hoxa Boom. Single line ahead, 17 knots.

1.0pm: Pentland Skerries SxW 2 miles, Course S82E.

1.20pm: Altered course N73E - Copinsay N26E.

2.0pm: Copinsay N29W.

3.30pm: Spread for LO [?] Duties (LS1), Course S10E, 19 knots. N to S 0.5 miles apart Minotaur, Roxburgh, Devonshire, Antrim.

4.20pm: Altered course S17E. 4.24pm: Altered course S73W, 15 knots advance. 4.43pm: Altered course N73E.

8.20pm: Altered course N46E “ZZ1”. Closed to 3 miles apart on “Minotaur”.

8.40pm: Course N46E “ZZ1”. Advanced 15 knots.

10.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.


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18 July 1916

Operation “N”

Lat 62.60, Long 0.57

4.30am: Altered course NxE, ZZ No 1, advanced 15 knots.

7.25am: Formed Single Line Ahead. Course N72W, 18.5 knots. 7.40am: In Station. Course N11E, ZZ No 1, advanced 14 knots.

8.10am: Altered course N40E.

8.58am: Altered course S10W and As Required for PZ Exercise [for meaning of “PZ” see here].

am: Carried out Exercise I. Hands at General Quarters.

11.40am: Course ExN, 14 knots. Negative PZ.

[Numerous changes of course from 0.10pm to 1.33pm]

2.15pm: Altered course ESE 16 knots and as Requisite for PZ Exercise.

4.0pm: Hands at General Quarters.

5.30pm: Negative PZ. Course SW. Took station 4 cables astern of Antrim.

5.40pm: Course W, 19 knots. III CS taking up Station 8 miles WxS from “ID”.

[Further changes of course and speed from 6.0pm to 7.0pm]

7.10pm: Altered course WxS. Spread LS1 3 miles apart S from “Minotaur”.

7.35pm: Course W, 12 knots advance, ZZ No 1.

10.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Distance run through the Water: 407 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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19 July 1916

Operation “N”

Lat 62.80, Long -1.30

3.0am: Reduced to 12 knots, altered course N10E, formed Single line Ahead.

3.25am: Altered course West.

4.10am: Resumed ZZ. Advanced 12 knots.

4.30am: Altered course East. 4.45am: Formed Divisions in Line Ahead (close order and Columns 8 cables apart). Took station 4 cables Astern of Antrim. Increased 19 knots.

[Further changes of course and speed from 5.26am to 7.23am]

7.30am: Altered course NWxW. Red and Blue Fleets separated for PZ Exercises.

9.5am: Altered course E and as Requisite for PZ Exercise.

am: Hands at General Quarters.

11.30am: Negative PZ.

2.45pm: Courses and speeds as Requisite for PZ Exercise. Exercised General Quarters.

3.45pm: Negative PZ. Course SxE, 12 knots, III CS Single line Ahead Close Order.

4.50pm: Course S Spread LS1, 12 miles Ahead of BF [Battle Fleet] 5 miles apart.

7.30pm: Closed to 3 miles apart Antrim, Devonshire, Roxburgh [?] from E to W.

8.0pm: Altered course S44W, ZZ 1. Advanced 15 knots.

10.30pm: Course S44W. 10.45pm: Commenced Sounding. 75 fathoms.

[Soundings recorded until midnight]

[Distance run through the Water: 358 miles]


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20 July 1916

From Operation “N” to Scapa or at Scapa

Lat 58.87, Long -3.11 [estimated]

0.37am: Out Skerries Light sighted N41W.

1.0am: Out Skerries Light N22.5W. Lost overboard by accident Deep sea lead and line Complete.

1.36am: Altered course S30W, 16 knots to close Devonshire - fog.

2.10am: ZZ No 1. Advanced 15 knots.

5.15am: Altered course ENE formed single line Ahead.

5.40am: Altered course to Starboard. Took station on II CS [Second Cruiser Squadron].

7.45am: Copinsay sighted N71W. Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

8.0am: Copinsay N69W, Mull Head N49W. Course S88W.

9.30am: Ran into fog. Pentland Skerry S2E 1.5 miles.

10.0am: 14 knots. Course as Requisite for Pentland Firth.

10.15am: Passed through Hoxa Boom. Courses as Requisite.

10.39am: Came to Port Anchor, 6 shackles in 19 fathoms, in F3 berth

[Anchor Bearings: F Line Buoy S85W, Barrel of Butter N27E]

11.27am: Collier Porthkerry alongside. Examined Coaling Gear - Correct. Coal Ship.

pm: Coaling Ship.

3.0pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

5.10pm: Completed with coal. Received 893 tons.

[Distance run through the Water: 368 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1187 lbs, Vegetables 3024 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 775 + 893 = 1668 tons]

[Mist or fog in am and at times in evening. Very light winds. Noon temperature 58F, noon temperature 51F]


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21 July 1916

At Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

1.0am: Exercised Night Gun and Searchlight Crews.

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

7.0am: Spread fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.30am: Store ship Volhynia [also listed here] alongside. Received stores.

10.45am: Oil lighter alongside. Received 1200 gallons Lubricating Oil.

10.45am: Completed with stores.

3.45pm: Shortened in. 3.50pm: Weighed and proceeded. Courses and speeds as Requisite for carrying out Sub-Calibre firing in the Flow. Exercised General Quarters.

[As Requisite for Sub Calibre Practise]

6.15pm: Completed practice. Returned to F3 Berth.

7.0pm: Came to Port anchor, 6 shackles in 19 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: F Line Leading Buoy S85W, Barrel of Butter N27.5E]

10.0pm: Banked fires in Picket Boat. Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Draught: Forward 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 9”]


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22 July 1916

From Scapa to Firing and Patrol or at Scapa

Lat 58.79, Long -3.10 [estimated]

6.0am: Picket Boat spread fires. Steam Pinnace Lit fires.

8.30am: Prepared for sea and heavy gun firing.

9.30am: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

10.45am: Shortened in. 11.0am: Weighed and proceeded. Courses and speeds as Requisite.

11.45am: Passed Hoxa boom, 14 knots.

11.54am: Cantick [Cantick Head] Light House abeam 0.5 miles. Courses Westerly and as Requisite awaiting turn to fire.

pm: Courses and speeds as Requisite awaiting firing off Berry Head.

2.30pm: Exercised General Quarters.

2.56pm: Opened fire from Port Guns. Range 11000 yards approximately.

3.5pm: Ceased fire. Proceeded into Harbour. Courses and speeds as Requisite.

3.58pm: Passed through Hoxa Gate.

4.21pm: Came to Port Anchor 6 shackles, F3 berth in 19 fathoms.

5.0pm: Discharged 5 ratings to “Antrim”.

5.50pm: Shortened in.

6.0pm: Weighed and Proceeded, “Devonshire” in Company. Courses as Requisite, 15 knots.

6.27pm: Passed through Hoxa Gate. Increased 15 knots, S5W. Destroyers “Obedient”, “Marvel”, “Narwhal” and “Mindful” joined Company.

6.57pm: Altered course S72E. 7.10pm: Pentland Skerries abeam 1.5 miles. 7.20pm: Increased 16 knots, ZZ [zigzag] No 2.

8.50pm: Ran into thick fog. Course S72E, 10 knots.

9.30pm: Altered course N52E. Streamed Fog Buoy and hauled in Patent Log.

10.45pm: Fog decreased. 11.0pm: Hauled in Fog Buoy. 11.6pm: 15 knots. 11.20pm: 12 knots.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1247 lbs, Vegetables 2464 lbs]


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23 July 1916

Patrol

Lat 61.38, Long 0.78

1.0am: Fog lifted.

2.0am: ZZ No 2. Advanced 15 knots.

3.45am: Ran into thick fog. Course N52E. 4.0am: Reduced to 12 knots.

6.45am: Commenced sounding. Streamed Fog Buoy.

7.7am: “Obedient” and “Mindful” parted Company and Proceeded to Lerwick.

8.0am: Weather clearing. Hauled in Fog Buoy.

8.35am: Increased 15 knots. 8.40am: 16 knots ZZ No 2.

9.35am: Streamed Patent Log.

10.40am: Altered course N16W, ZZ No 2.

0.30pm: Altered course N71E, ZZ No 2.

1.0pm: Sighted Trawler to Southward, 8 miles.

2.0pm: “Devonshire” took station visibility distance astern, “Narwhal” accompanying.

3.30pm: 97 Revs. 4.0pm: Visibility 8 miles to Max.

[Numerous changes of course from 5.2pm to 5.46pm]

6.0pm: Course and Distance Made good from 4.20[pm] S75E, 10 miles whilst supporting “Devonshire”. Altered course ExS to intercept vessels and various.

7.0pm: Courses and distance Made good to 7.20[pm] S80E, 10 miles. “Marvel” boarded Norwegian 3 masted sailing ship “Labrador”.

7.20pm: Course N23E, ZZ No 2, advanced 15 knots. 7.35pm: Altered course 32 points.

8.15pm: Altered course 32 points.

9.35pm: Course S71W, 17 knots, closed Devonshire.

11.0pm: Course S71W, 15 knots. Exercised Sea Boats crew.

11.30pm: Visibility variable 1 mile - 10 miles.

[Distance run through the Water: 248 miles]


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24 July 1916

On Patrol

Lat 61.88, Long 2.22

[Log records numerous changes of course during day, while zigzagging (No 2)]

7.20am: Altered course S71E, ZZ No 2. Visibility 2 miles - 10 miles.

8.5am: Altered course N71E, opened out from “Devonshire”.

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Hands employed as Requisite.

10.0am: Sighted and closed fishing craft. “Marvel” Examined ditto.

Noon: Visibility - Max.

2.0pm: Altered course NExE to close Sailing Vessel. Increased 17 knots.

3.10pm: Altered course S71W, ZZ No 2. Advanced 15 knots, resumed Patrol.

3.15pm: “Mindful” and “Obedient” joined company.

4.0pm: Visibility - Maximum.

4.10pm: Altered course N20E, ZZ No 2, 14 knots advance. “Marvel” and “Narwhal” parted Company.

5.45pm: Passed small Ketch unknown nationality.

10.15pm: Turned 16 points to close “Devonshire”.

10.40pm: Course N19W, 15 knots.

Midnight: Visibility - Maximum.

[Distance run through the Water: 382 miles]


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25 July 1916

On Patrol

Lat 62.58, Long 2.83

Midnight: Altered course S71W, ZZ No 1, advanced 15 knots.

0.55am: Turned 16 points to open out from “Devonshire”. 1.15am: Resumed Course.

3.40am: Resumed ZZ No 1. Visibility - Maximum.

11.0am: Tested “Depth Charge” Releasing Gear - Correct.

0.57pm: Altered course West and Various as Requisite for searching for suspected Mine.

0.57pm - 2.15pm: Course Made Good N15W, 4 miles, fishing basket and aeroplane carriage found.

7.58pm: 120 Revs chasing Steamer, “Devonshire” chasing to SW.

8.0pm: Altered course NWxN and as Requisite. 8.13pm: Stopped - boarded Russian Steamer “Heracles”, Archangel - West Hartlepool, wood cargo. 8.15pm: Proceeded various courses.

9.0pm: Boarding Party Returned. Proceeded Course, 15 knots.

9.20pm: Altered course SW, closed “Devonshire”.

10.30pm: Altered course East, ZZ No 1.

11.50pm: “Mindful” and “Obedient” Exercised [or exhibited or extinguished] Lights to North Westward.

[Distance run through the Water: 385 miles]


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26 July 1916

From Patrol to Scapa or at Scapa

Lat 60.08, Long -0.82

Midnight: Altered course North. 0.15am: Altered course East and resumed zigzag.

3.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew. Visibility 7 to 9 miles.

5.30am: Turned 16 points to close “Devonshire”.

7.0am: Altered course N85W. Visibility - Max to 3 miles.

7.50am: Altered course S50W, No 1 ZZ. 8.0am: Running into fog.

[Changing course S5W to S50W every few minutes from 8.14am to 9.8am]

8.42am: Hauled in Patent Log. Streamed fog buoy.

10.0am: Devonshire 2 cables astern.

11.0am: Visibility 0 - 5 miles.

11.42am: Altered course West. Destroyers proceeded ahead to pick up land.

Noon: 12 knots, sounding continuously.

1.0pm: Stopped Engines, altered course South. Thick Fog, 44 fathoms.

1.20pm: Recalled Destroyers and proceeded, Course SE, 12 knots.

2.50pm: ZZ No 1, Advanced 16 knots.

3.45pm: “Marvel” and “Narwhal” joined.

2.15pm - 3.45pm: Visibility 8 miles. Remainder of Watch Thick Fog.

6.55pm: Increased 16 knots, visibility 5 miles.

7.30pm: Visibility 3 - 5 miles.

9.35pm: Sighted land WNW, altered course S75W.

9.45pm: Altered course West. Pentland Skerries S 2 miles. Courses as Requisite for Pentland Firth.

10.0pm: Destroyers parted Company. Speed as Requisite.

10.20pm: Passed Hoxa boom.

10.53pm: Came to Starboard anchor, 6 shackles in 17 fathoms, F3 berth.

[Anchor Bearings: “Antrim” S85W, Barrel of Butter Light N27.5E]

[Distance run through the Water: 380 miles]

[Light winds, mist or fog for most of day, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 56F]


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27 July 1916

At Scapa

Lat 58.87, Long -3.11 [estimated]

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

6.15am: Collier “Poverton” [?] alongside. Tested coaling gear - Correct.

7.30am: Coaled Ship.

8.0am: 6 Ratings joined from Devonport.

10.0am: Discharged 2 Ratings to Hospital Ship.

am: Coaling Ship.

0.5pm: Completed with coal. Received 971 tons.

3.0pm: Clean Ship.

5.0pm: 2 Ratings rejoined from Hospital Ship. 1 Rating lent to “Imperieuse”.

8.30pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat. Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 711 + 971 = 1682 tons]


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28 July 1916

At Scapa

Lat 58.87, Long -3.11

1.0am: Exercised Night Gun and Searchlight Crews.

6.0am: Spread fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.30am: Carried out Saturday Routine [on this Friday].

pm: Hands employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters.

11.0pm: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.


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29 July 1916

At Scapa

Lat 58.87, Long -3.11

am: Clean Ship. Tested Lifebuoys - Correct.

9.0pm: Assistant Paymaster Mullion RNR joined ship from RNB Portsmouth.

10.0pm: 1 Rating joined ship from RNB Devonport.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1177 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs]


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30 July 1916

At Scapa

Lat 58.87, Long -3.11

4.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

5.0am: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

10.0am: Divisions. Held Divine Service on board.

11.0pm: Banked fires in Picket Boat.


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31 July 1916

From Scapa to Patrol or at Scapa

Lat 58.87, Long -3.11

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

am: Training Classes and Boys to Instructions. Remainder employed as Requisite. Discharged 10 days Provisions to “Antrim”.

pm: Training Classes under Instruction. Remainder employed as Requisite.

3.0pm: Read Warrant No 259.

3.30pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat - Prepared for sea.

4.10pm: Weighed. 4.20pm: Proceeded 14 knots in Company with “Antrim”.

4.37pm: Passed Hoxa boom. Increased 17 knots. Destroyers Nizam, Peregrine, Ophelia joined.

5.15pm: Pentland Skerries SSW, 1.5 miles, Course S60E.

5.23pm: Altered course S73E, ZZ No 2, Advanced 16 knots.

7.14pm: Altered course N42E, ZZ No 2, Advanced 15 knots.

9.0pm: Fair Island N10E. 9.30pm: Course N42E, 15 knots.

10.0pm: Fair Island N15W.

11.15pm: “Nizam” parted Company and proceeded to Lerwick.

[Draught: Forward 25’ 11”, Aft 25’ 9”]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 817 lbs, Vegetables 2240 lbs]


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Log (“Copy of” crossed through) for August 1916, “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” - “a complete copy of” crossed through]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by AR Smithwick Lieutenant Commander, Navigating Officer]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before except: Barometer Aneroid Duxton 1145; From August 22nd Mercurial A573; Height of cistern above sea: 14 feet]


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1 August 1916

On Patrol

Lat 62.70, Long -0.03

0.45am - 1.15am: Passed through Fleet of Drifters.

1.25am: Out Skerries Light N12E.

2.32am: Out Skerries Light abeam 11 miles, altered course N26E.

3.0am: 16 knots, ZZ No 1.

3.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

8.0am: Parted Company with Antrim, proceeded N17E, 17 knots. Peregrine in Company.

8.20am: Commenced ZZ No 2.

8.40am: Altered course NW, closed and examined steamer. 9.10am: Course N17E, ZZ No 2.

Noon: Reduced to 15 knots. “Peregrine” proceeded Lerwick.

3.0pm: Turned in Sea Boats.

3.40pm: Altered course N13W.

4.23pm: Altered course S73E, ZZ No 2.

4.53pm: Altered course S17W, ZZ No 2.

7.20pm: Altered course N60W to close steamer, 18 knots. 7.40pm: Altered course N45W, 15 knots.

[Numerous changes of course from 7.40pm to 9.0pm, ZZ No 2]

11.0pm: Negative ZZ.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 321 miles]

[Wind increasing during am, southerly then south westerly force 6 or 6-7 in pm (until midnight when wind reducing), sea state rough to very rough; mist and/or rain for most of day]


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2 August 1916

On Patrol

Lat 63.55, Long -0.58

1.0am: ZZ No 2.

3.30am: Visibility 4 miles.

6.0am: Maximum Rolling 28 degrees Starboard and 25 degrees Port,

6.50am: Altered course N28E and as Requisite. Examined British Tug “Jackal” [see “Jack” here] towing suction dredger. Hove to. Visibility 3 - 8 miles.

7.50am: Resumed Course N18E, 14 knots advance.

9.24am: 12 knots. Heavy Sea.

0.30pm: Hove to. Course WNW, 36 Revs.

3.0pm: Altered course WxN.

4.0pm: Visibility 8 - 10 miles.

5.0pm: Altered course SW, 12 knots. Rolling 10 degrees. 5.30pm: ZZ No 1.

8.0pm: Altered course S62W, ZZ No 1. Visibility 8 - 10 miles.

10.0pm: Altered course N19E, ZZ 1.

11.0pm: Visibility 4 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 316 miles]

[South westerly wind force 6 or 7 with sea state rough or very rough until 4pm; wind and sea then reducing. Rain in am and late pm, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 53F]


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3 August 1916

On Patrol

Lat 62.82, Long -1.50

3.0am: Altered course S19W, ZZ No 1.

7.0am: Altered course N19E, ZZ No 1.

8.40am: Altered course S17E, ZZ No 1.

am: Hands employed drying up Mess Decks, securing gear and as Requisite.

11.30am: Altered course N9E, 13 knots. 11.40am: Altered course N40W.

3.20pm: Altered course N50E, 12 knots.

5.40pm: Altered course N19E, 11 knots. 6.0pm: Altered course N21W, 8 knots.

8.0pm: Altered course S18E, 12 knots.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 280 miles]

[North westerly wind force 6-7 to 7-8 from 8am to 10pm, sea state mostly rough or very rough]


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4 August 1916

From Patrol to Scapa or on Patrol

Lat 62.05, Long 0.08

6.0am: Visibility 6 - 7 miles.

8.0am: Altered course S45W, ZZ No 1, 15 knots.

9.0am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.0am - 11.30am: Steered from Alternative Position.

11.15am: Courses as Requisite. 11.30am: Spoke Tug [blank] towing Bucket dredger.

Noon: Altered course S65W, ZZ. Visibility - Max.

0.35pm: Altered course W and as Requisite to take station on “Antrim”.

1.45pm: In Station, Course S5W, 17 knots, ZZ No 1. 6 cables Port Beam of Antrim.

6.0pm: Out Skerry S57W.

7.0pm: Out Skerry N58W. Altered course S41W, ZZ No 1.

9.0pm: Formed Single Line Ahead, 16 knots.

11.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 298 miles]

[Wind and sea decreasing during am; quiet in pm]


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5 August 1916

From Patrol to Scapa and at Scapa

Lat 58.87, Long -3.14 [estimated]

3.14am: Copinsay N19W, Noss Head S85W.

4.18am Pentland Skerry abeam 1 mile. Courses as Requisite for Pentland Firth and Hoxa.

4.40am: Speeds as Requisite. 4.46am: Passed Hoxa Boom. Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

5.12am: Stopped. 5.14am: Came to Starboard anchor, 5 shackles, 19 fathoms in F2 Berth.

[Anchor Bearings: F Line Leading Beacons S85W, abeam Port Cava N24W, Barrel of Butter N37E]

5.45am: Collier “Holm Park” [Holmpark] alongside. Examined Coaling Gear - Correct.

8.0am: Coaled Ship.

1.50pm: Completed with coal. Received 960 tons.

pm: Clean Ship.

3.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to “Sokoto” [torpedo sub-depot ship - listed here]

6.0am: Fleet Surgeon Roch [or Rock] joined ship.

8.30pm: Drew Fires in Picket Boat. Banked ditto in Steam Pinnace.

[Distance run through the Water: 286 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 793 lbs, Vegetables 2016 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 725 + 960 = 1685 tons]


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6 August 1916

At Scapa

Lat 58.87, Long -3.14

7.30am: Hoy Drifter Patrol Party proceeded.

8.30am: Landed Wesleyan Church Party. Sent RC [Roman Catholic] Church Party to Gourko.

9.50am: Divisions. Divine Service.

11.0am: Discharged Temporary Engineer Sub Lieutenant Barr to “Antrim”.

4.0pm: Quarters.


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7 August 1916

At Scapa

Lat 58.87, Long -3.14

5.0am: Discharged 8 Ratings to “Orion” for Repulse.

8.30am: Sent RC Church Party to special service on board “Antrim”.

am and pm: Hands employed Painting Ship.

4.30pm: Exchanged 1 Rating with “Vanguard”.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1183 lbs, Vegetables 2016 lbs]


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8 August 1916

At Scapa

Lat 58.87, Long -3.14

8.30am: Divers employed inspecting Rudder and Screws.

am and pm: Hands employed Painting Ship.

4.30pm: 1 Rating joined ship from “Cochrane”.

10.0pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Chatham Barracks.

[Weather mostly fine and calm, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 54F]


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9 August 1916

From Scapa to Devonport or at Scapa

Lat 58.87, Long -3.14

8.30am: Discharged 4 Ratings to “Princess Royal”. Received 3 Ratings from “Princess Royal” for Passage.

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

am: Training Classes and Boys under Instructions. Remainder employed as Requisite.

0.30pm: Joined for passage: 3 Ratings from “Constance”, 3 Ratings from “Caroline”, 1 Rating from “Calliope”.

pm: Prepared for Sea. Drew fires in Picket Boat.

3.15pm: Shortened in cable. 3.25pm: Weighed. 3.30pm: Proceeded. Courses as Requisite, 15 knots, “Antrim” in Company.

3.56pm: Passed “Hoxa” Boom.

4.0pm: Increased 18.5 knots - Destroyers: “Relentless”, “Plover”, “Nizam”, “Non Pareil” joined Company.

4.18pm: Course S60E. 4.25pm: Pentland Skerries abeam 1.2 miles.

5.0pm: Commenced ZZ No 1.

6.10pm: Course S72E. 6.20pm: Ran into thick fog. 6.40pm: 10 knots.

7.8pm: Altered course North. 7.16pm: Increased 12 knots. 7.21pm: Increased 14 knots.

8.15pm: Commenced Sounding.

8.55pm: Destroyer Escort Parted Company.

10.15pm: 10 knots (to pass steamers). 10.20pm: 14 knots.

11.30pm: Altered course N73W.

[Draught: 25’ 11” Forward, 25’ 8” Aft]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 387 lbs, Vegetables 1244 lbs]


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10 August 1916

From Scapa to Devonport

Lat 59.33, Long -8.37

2.30am: Fog lifted. 2.35am: 17 knots.

2.53am: Reduced 14 knots. Fog bank. 2.58am: Increased 17 knots.

3.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

6.30am: 108 Revs. ZZ No 1.

7.0am: Visibility various from 0.1 to 3 miles.

8.0am: 110 Revs.

9.20am: Course N73W. Divisions, Prayers.

10.24am: 15 knots. Thick Fog. 10.44am: Altered course S79W. 10.48am: Fog lifted, 18.5 knots.

11.21am: Fog - Reduced 14 knots.

2.0pm: Altered course S42W, 15.5 knots.

3.0pm: Fog in banks of varying density.

7.0pm: Deviation by Time Azimuth 1 degree W.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 321 miles]


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11 August 1916

From Scapa to Devonport

Lat 52.77, Long -12.50

7.0am: Altered course S24W.

8.0am: Turned in Sea boats.

5.0pm: Altered course S3W.

7.30pm: Increased 96 Revs. Weather moderating.

10.0pm: Altered course S47E.

11.0pm: Put clocks on 30 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 409 miles]

[Mist and/or rain for most of day, south westerly wind force 6 or 7-8 from 9am to 7pm with sea state mostly very rough during this time. Noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 63F]


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12 August 1916

From Scapa to Plymouth or at Devonport

Lat 49.03, Long -6.42 [GMT]

3.0am: Put clocks [on] 30 minutes = BST [British Summer Time].

3.30am: Visibility 1 - 2 miles.

8.0am: Spread to Maximum Visibility - “Antrim” 1 to 2 miles on Port Beam.

10.15am: “Antrim” took station astern 2 cables. Hands employed as Requisite.

11.0am (10.0am GMT): Altered course S74E.

11.30am: Commenced sounding.

Noon: Visibility 1 - 3 miles.

1.0pm: (BST) Altered course N61E.

1.30pm: Sounding Continuously.

3.20pm: Commenced ZZ No 1. Visibility Varied 1 - 4 miles.

3.30pm: “Antrim” took station 2 miles on Port Beam.

5.0pm: Resumed steady Course.

5.6pm: Eddystone Fog Signal Bearing North Westerly.

5.18pm: Altered course North, 10 knots.

5.22pm: Altered course N by W, 12 knots - Eddystone Fog Signal Bearing Westerly.

5.30pm: Altered course West. 5.32pm: Sighted land on Starboard hand, north north easterly.

5.45pm: Eddystone Light House S74W. Increased 19 knots. Courses as Requisite for Plymouth.

6.10pm: Speeds as Requisite. 6.16pm: Passed Breakwater Light House.

6.24pm: Pilot boarded, proceeded up Hamoaze.

7.30pm: Secured alongside No 7 Wharf Keyham.

9.30pm: Leave to Natives to 11pm. Leave to CPOs [Chief Petty Officers] to 7am.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 377 miles]


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13 August 1916

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19 [estimated]

1.0am: Watch employed cleaning Sail Room.

5.0am: Watch employed cleaning Sail Room etc.

6.0am: Proceeded into No 5 Basin.

7.0am: Prepared for coaling.

8.0am: Commenced Coaling.

am: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital. Coaling Ship, Cleaning Store Rooms and as Requisite.

4.0pm: Completed with coal. Received 899 tons.

5.30pm: Leave to second Part of Nos 2 and 3 Watches to 7am, Friday 18th.

[Distance run through the Water: 116 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 766 + 899 = 1665 tons]


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14 August 1916

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

9.0am: Discharged 28 Ratings to RNB [Royal Naval Barracks].

am: Hands employed as Requisite cleaning Provision Rooms and as Requisite.

11.30am: 10 Boys joined from “Ariadne”.

0.30pm: Care and Maintenance Party joined ship from the RNB.

1.30pm: Gave Leave to Remainder Hands to 7am Saturday 19th.

pm: Ship in charge of Care and Maintenance Party from RNB.


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15 August 1916

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

[Care and Maintenance Party] [no other entries in log]


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16 August 1916

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

[Care and Maintenance Party] [no other entries in log]


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17 August 1916

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

[Care and Maintenance Party] [no other entries in log]


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18 August 1916

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

am: [Care and Maintenance Party]

8.0am: Second Part of Nos 2 and 3 Watches rejoined ship.

8.10am: Relieved Care and Maintenance Party. 8.20am: Care and Maintenance Party discharged to RNB.

am: Hands employed drawing and returning stores and as Requisite.

11.30am: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

4.30pm: Shifted Berth to West Side of Basin.

7.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations.


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19 August 1916

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

7.0am: Remainder Hands returned from Leave.

am: Hands employed storing ship and as Requisite.

pm: Hands employed drawing and stowing stores and as Requisite.

4.30pm: Lieutenant PA Adams RNR joined ship from HMS “Excellent”.


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20 August 1916

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

8.30am: Hands employed coaling ship.

am: Striking down Stores and as Requisite.

11.30am: Completed with coal. Received 93 tons.

1.0pm: Leave to Nos 2 and 3 watches to 7am, Boys of Nos 2 and 3 watches to 7pm.

[Draught: 26’ 11” Forward, 27’ 0” Aft]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1650 + 93 = 1743 tons]


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21 August 1916

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

8.30am: Hands employed stowing Store Rooms and as Requisite.

11.0am: Ammunition Lighter alongside. Took in ammunition.

1.0pm: 4 Ratings joined ship from “New Zealand” and RNB. Discharged 4 Ratings to RNB.

pm: Hands employed hoisting in Ammunition, Stowing holds and store rooms and as Requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to No 1 watch to 7am.

5.30pm: 1 Rating joined from RM Depôt.

6.0pm: Leave to No 3 watch to 7am.

7.30pm: Completed embarking Ammunition.

8.30pm: Leave to second part No 2 watch to 7am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 765 lbs, Vegetables 2500 lbs, Bread 750 lbs]


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[Left hand side of log page for 22 August 1916]

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[Right hand side of log page for 22 August]


22 August 1916

From Devonport to Plymouth Sound and at Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15 [very rough estimate]

7.0am: Hands employed Preparing for sea.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship, securing and preparing for sea and as Requisite.

10.30am: Cast off. 11.5am: “KHM” [King’s Harbour Master] embarked. Proceeded out of No 5 Basin. Engines as Requisite.

11.30am: Proceeded to the Sound, Tug ahead. Lit fires in Steam Pinnace and Picket Boat.

0.35pm: Secured to No 2 Buoy. Hoisted out Steam Pinnace.

1.0pm to 3.30pm: Swung ship for Adjustment of Compasses. Hands employed as Requisite.

3.30pm: Leave to Chief and First Class POs to 8pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

7.0pm: Carpenter and Party away salvaging Captain of Dockyard’s Steam Boat.

8.30pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat and Hoisted in.

10.45pm: Salvage Party Returned. Hoisted in and Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Draught: Forward 26’ 8.5”, Aft 26’ 5.5”]


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[Left hand side of form relating to compasses, not filled in]

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[Right hand side of form, as above]

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[Left hand side of form, as below]

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[Right hand side of form:

Record of Observations for Deviation.

Pattern No and No of Standard Compass: 22 A, 103.

Captain: FA Whitehead. Navigating Officer: AR Smithwick. Description of Ship: Armoured Cruiser. Tonnage: 10850. Horse Power 21000. Armament: 4 - 7.5 inch and 6 - 6 inch. HMS Roxburgh. Place of Observation: Plymouth Sound. Date Tuesday August 22nd 1916.

[Data for deviations and details of compass].

When distant Object has been used - Name: Kits Hill Monument, distance 11 miles. Variation allowed 16-30 W. Signature of Officer Superintending Observations: AR Smithwick, Lieutenant Commander.

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[Left hand side of form relating for compasses, not filled in]

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[Right hand side of form, as above]


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[Left hand side of log page for 23 August 1916]

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[Right hand side of log page for 23 August]


23 August 1916

From Plymouth to Halifax

Lat 49.75, Long -6.72

5.0am: Slipped and Proceeded. Engines as Requisite.

5.26am: Breakwater Light House abeam 0.2 miles. Courses as Requisite, 102 Revs. 5.35am: Course S26W. Destroyers “Martin” and “Alarm” in Company.

6.2am: Altered course S83W, 116 Revs. 6.10am: Eddystone Light House abeam, 0.8 miles.

6.20am: Streamed Patent Log. 6.30am: Commenced ZZ No 1.

8.23am: Lizard Light House abeam 5.0 miles.

10.0am: Shipped Mercurial Barometer. Exercised General Quarters.

[Barometer readings in am are Aneroid, those at 4pm shown as Aneroid and Mercurial]

11.18am: Bishop Rock Light House N8E. 11.30am: Bishop Rock Light House N42E, 6.5 miles.

Noon: Altered course N72W, ZZ.

1.0pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes (to 40 minutes fast on GMT).

2.0pm: Sighted steamers ~ steering south easterly, 8 miles.

3.0pm: Sighted Sailing Ship, 7 miles, proceeding north westerly.

5.5pm: Put Clocks back 30 minutes (to 10 minutes fast on GMT).

7.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes (to 20 minutes Slow on GMT).

8.0pm: “Martin” and “Alarm” proceeded back to base. Increased to 90 Revs.

8.30pm: Sighted steamer proceeding easterly.

9.0pm: Negative ZZ.

9.30pm: Sighted steamer proceeding easterly.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 107 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax 2478 miles]


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24 August 1916

From Plymouth to Halifax

Lat 49.43, Long -15.80

5.0am: Commenced ZZ No 1.

8.10am: Negative ZZ. Course N73W magnetic.

9.0am: Altered course N77W. 9.33am: Altered course S37W, 72 Revs. 10.0am: Altered course N77W, 86 Revs.

10.30am: Passed sailing vessel heading South.

11.10am: Norwegian steamer proceeding East.

Noon: Reduced to 72 Revs. Course N77W (2 degrees for Windage).

1.15pm: Hauled in and cleared Patent Log. 1.23pm: Streamed ditto.

am: Watch employed overhauling coaling gear.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

6.0pm: Deviation by Time Azimuth Nil on W by N0.5N.

7.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes (= 1 hour, 20 minutes slow on GMT).

9.0pm: Passed Steamer Eastbound.

10.20pm: Passed Steamer Eastbound.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: S87W, 350 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax 2128 miles]


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25 August 1916

From Plymouth to Halifax

Lat 48.83, Long -22.35

1.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

2.0am: Exercised Watch close up Night Defence Stations.

9.20am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. 9.25am: Altered course N50W.

9.50am: Altered course N74W. Exercised General Quarters.

11.0am: Hands employed as Requisite.

2.30pm: Danish Barquentine “Saga” passed proceeding Easterly.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes.

7.0pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes (= 2 hours Slow on GMT).

10.30pm: Passed Steamer Steering south easterly.

Midnight: Altered course N78W.

[Course and Distance made good: S82W, 260 miles]

[North westerly wind mostly force 5 or 6 from noon, with sea state rough or very rough, rain from 4pm. Noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 63F]


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26 August 1916

From Plymouth to Halifax

Lat 47.90, Long -28.03

2.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

3.0am: Passed Steamer Bound East.

5.0am: Sea Boats Crew and Watch close up to Night Defence Stations.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

pm: Watch employed as Requisite.

2.30pm: Passed Barquentine Steering Northerly.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 265.

5.30am: Deviation by sun [symbol] TA [Time Azimuth] 0 20 E on W by N.

7.0pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: S76W, 233 miles]


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27 August 1916

From Plymouth to Halifax

Lat 46.45, Long -34.48

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Held Divine Services.

6.0pm: Passed 3 Masted Schooner; Small Steamer: Proceeding Westerly.

7.0pm: Held Upper Deck Divine Service. Passed 2 steamers bound East. Put clocks back 20 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S71.5W, 278 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax 1360 miles]


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28 August 1916

From Plymouth to Halifax

Lat 45.04, Long -41.01

7.30am: Deviation by TA sun [symbol] = 0.2 degrees E on W by N.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Exercised General Drill, Fire, Collision. Exercised Control Parties. Ordinary Seamen to Instruction. Remainder employed as Requisite.

0.10pm: Hauled in and Examined Log. 0.15pm: Streamed Log shewing Zero.

1.0pm: Altered course S87W.

2.0pm: Passed Danish barque bound East. Boys and Ordinary Seamen under Instruction. Remainder fitting waist awnings and as Requisite.

7.0pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S72.75W, 287 miles]


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29 August 1916

From Plymouth to Halifax

Lat 43.13, Long -46.63

3.30am: Ran into thick fog.

5.0am: Visibility from 5 miles to 200 yards.

am: Exercised Prepare for being Taken in Tow. Boys and Ordinary Seamen under Instruction. Remainder employed as Requisite.

11.30am: Passed Steamer Steering South Easterly. Hauled in and cleared Patent Log.

1.0pm: Altered course S77W.

3.0pm: Deviation by sun TA = 0 degrees 20 minutes East on W by S.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Articles of War. Physical Drill.

[Course and Distance made good: S64.75W, 269 miles]

[Rain, then mist and fog in am, clear then overcast in pm, noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 65F]


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30 August 1916

From Plymouth to Halifax

Lat 41.40, Long -51.77

4.0am: Altered course N50W.

7.45am: Hauled in and Examined Patent Log.

8.0am: Passed SS “Benguela” [there are several possibilities for ships of this name at this time] bound for Capetown.

am: “X” and “B” Turrets at Divisional Drills. Ordinary Seaman Training Classes under Instruction. Boys at School and Physical Drill. Remainder employed as Requisite.

pm: Boys and Training Classes Under Instruction. Remainder Watch employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 266, and 267.

6.30pm: Passed Tank steamer steering Easterly.

7.0pm: Burnt Searchlights. Put clocks back 20 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S65.5W, 252 miles (Run 278 miles)]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sable Island N66.75W, 395 miles; Halifax 560 miles]


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31 August 1916

From Plymouth to Halifax

Lat 42.74, Long -57.81

6.0am: Passed Russian Barque “Valydia” bound East.

9.30am: Passed Norwegian Steamer bound East.

am: Boys and Training Classes under Instruction. “A” and “X” Groups at Divisional Drills. Remainder hands employed as Requisite.

1.0pm: Altered course N32W, 87 Revs.

3.30pm: Passed 3 masted schooner bound East.

5.0pm: Paid Monthly Payment.

7.0pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes (= 4 hours Slow on GMT).

7.5pm: Sable Island East Light N34E, Sable Island West Light N6.5W.

7.20pm: Sable Island East Light N43E, Sable Island West Light N0.5W.

7.30pm: Altered course N50W.

8.8pm: Sable Island West Light abeam 13.2 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: N73.5W, 381 miles]

[Weather fine after early heavy rain, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 71F]


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Log (“Copy of” crossed through) for September 1916. I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log (“a complete copy of” crossed through). Submitted: FA Whitehead, Captain]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 September 1916

From Plymouth to Halifax or at Halifax [Nova Scotia]

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56 [estimated]

4.30am: Increased to 18 knots, ZZ No 1.

5.10am: Commenced Sounding.

6.10am: Negative ZZ. 6.15am: - 14 knots.

6.25am: Sambro Light House N60W, altered course North Easterly.

6.35am: Entered War Channel. Courses and speeds as Requisite.

7.20am: Passed through George Island boom.

7.32am: Came to Port anchor. Moored 6 shackles on each in “C” Berth Halifax. Lit fires in Steam Pinnace and Picket Boat.

[Moored “C” Berth: Exhibition Light N27E, No 4 Pier Light S87W, East Shore abeam Starboard N22W]

am: Lost overboard by accident: 1 sinker, 1 brass guard, 1 Swivel and 200 fathoms of wire.

9.0am: Put clocks on 1 hour - to Summer Time.

9.30am: Collier “Antaeus” alongside.

am and pm: Hands employed as Requisite and Discharging Bullion.

6.45pm: Completed discharging Bullion.

8.30pm: Steam Pinnace drew fires.

10.30pm: Banked fires in Picket Boat.

[Distance run through the Water: 176 + 116 miles]

[Draught: 23’ 10” Forward, 24’ 9.5” Aft]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 800 lbs, Vegetables 2007 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 412 tons]

[Misty in am, fine in pm, noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 64F]


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2 September 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

5.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace. Spread fires in Picket Boat.

6.15am: Commenced coaling.

7.30am: Diving party proceeded to Tanker “Volute”.

am and pm: Coaling Ship.

6.20pm: Completed with coal. Received 1265 tons.

7.0pm: Diving Party Returned.

9.30pm: Banked fires in Picket Boat.

11.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 850 lbs, Vegetables 3038 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 397 + 1265 = 1662 tons]


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3 September 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

7.0am: Diving party proceed to Tanker “Volute”.

8.0am: Discharged spare stores to “Cumberland” for passage to Bermuda.

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans and Presbyterians.

am: Clean Ship.

0.30pm: Leave to No 1 and 3 Watches to 10pm, Boys to 7.30pm.

6.0pm: Diving Party Returned.

6.30pm: Collier “Antaeus” cast off and proceeded.

11.30pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.


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4 September 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

3.45am: Put clocks back 30 minutes to 60th Meridian Time.

6.40am: “Drake” sailed.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship.

4.30pm: Leave to Nos 1 and 2 watches till 7.0pm.

4.40pm: “Cumberland” sailed.

5.30pm: Exercised spreading and furling Quarter Deck Awning.

6.15pm: “Drake” arrived.

9.0pm: Barometer Mercurial (A573) broken by accident.


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5 September 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

am and pm: Hands employed Painting Ship.

4.30pm: Special leave to Nos 2 and 3 watches to 10pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 800 lbs]


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6 September 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

6.13am: “Antrim” arrived.

am: Hands employed Painting Ship.

10.0am: Discharged 2 Ratings to Hospital (Dockyard).

pm: Hands employed Painting.

3.30pm: 2 Ratings joined ship from “Antrim”.

4.30pm: Leave to Nos 1 and 3 watches to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1250 lbs, Vegetables 4780 lbs]


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7 September 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

am: Hands employed painting ship and as Requisite. Exercised Boats Crews.

11.30am: Received stores from “Antrim”.

pm: Hands employed Painting Ship and Boats and as Requisite.

5.0pm: Special leave to Nos 1 and 2 watches to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetable 974 lbs]


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8 September 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers, Divisional Drill.

am: Hands employed as Requisite.

1.0pm: Leave to Boys to 7pm.

pm: Hands employed painting and as Requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Leave to Nos 2 and 3 watches to 10pm. 5.0pm: Landed Patrol.

5.45pm: Commenced sounding Fog Bell.

6.0pm: Discharged 1 Rating (prisoner) to “Antrim”.

8.40pm: Ceased sounding Fog Bell.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 450 lbs, Vegetables 710 lbs]

[Misty, drizzling or foggy for most of day, noon temperature 70F, sea temperature 59F]


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9 September 1916

From Halifax to New York Patrol or at Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

7.15am: Worked “A” and “B” Downtons [Downton pumps] and Hand Fire Engines.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

11.0am: Tested Lifebuoys - Correct.

pm: Prepared for sea.

3.10pm: Unmoored and weigh Southern anchor (Port anchor).

3.55pm: Weighed Starboard anchor. 4.0pm: Engines as Requisite for turning.

4.10pm: Proceeded 10 knots. Courses as Requisite.

4.19pm: Passed George Island Gate. Increased 12 knots.

4.49pm: Entered War Channel.

5.15pm: Left War Channel. Course S30W, ZZ No 1.

5.28pm: Streamed Log.

5.50pm: Sambro Light Vessel abeam 0.3 miles. Course S65W, ZZ No 1.

7.0pm: Sambro Light Vessel N60E, Sambro Light N40E.

7.45pm: Resumed Course S65W. 8.0pm: Altered course S60W.

11.30pm: Passed small sail (? Fishing Boat) steering Northerly.

[Draught: Forward 26’ 3”, Aft 25’ 11”]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 955 lbs]


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10 September 1916

From Halifax to New York Patrol

Lat 41.58, Long -66.80

1.15am: Passed sailing vessel proceeding to Northward.

2.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew and Watch close up to Night Defence stations.

6.30am: Passed SS “Ruapehu” [Ruapehu (2) listed here] bound N and schooner bound North Easterly.

9.0am: Divisions. 10.0am: Held Divine Services.

2.30pm: Passed Norwegian Steamer bound North Easterly.

4.0pm: Altered course S87.5W. 4.50pm: Quarters.

5.15pm: Commenced ZZ - passed Danish Steamer “ARKANSAS” [Arkansas (2) listed here] bound E.

5.25pm: Ceased ZZ.

6.55pm: Passed SS “AA RAVEN” (American) bound East.

9.0pm: Altered course N85.5W.

10.35pm: Sighted Nantucket Light Vessel N72W.

11.50pm: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam 3 miles.

11.55pm: Passed 2 steamers bound East.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 237 miles]

[Magnetic Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Light Vessel S60W, 48 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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11 September 1916

On New York Patrol

Lat 39.57, Long -71.08

Midnight: Altered course S72W.

3.0am: Took over duties of “SO” [Senior Officer] of New York Patrol from HMS “Laurentic”.

3.45am: Passed Tank steamer bound East.

5.0am: Reduced to 9 knots. Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

6.0am: Exercised Watch close up to Night Defence Stations.

am: Exercised Collision Stations and Abandon Ship. Training Classes at instructions. Divisional Drill. Remainder employed as Requisite.

Noon: Reduced to 36 Revs. Altered course N48E.

4.50pm: Evening Quarters - Physical Drill.

9.0pm: Altered course N61E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 275 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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12 September 1916

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.77, Long -71.08

5.55am: Passed French Steamer “VENEZIA” bound W.

10.0am: Altered course S89W.

1.30pm: Sighted Destroyer.

1.40pm: Altered course S60W. Increased 72 Revs. Exercised General Quarters. Passed US Destroyer of “PAULDING” (?) Class.

1.48pm: Altered course S89W. Secured.

4.5pm: Altered course S1W.

10.0pm: Altered course S44W.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Distance run through the Water: 140 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 70F, sea temperature 64F]


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13 September 1916

On New York Patrol

Lat 39.15, Long -72.34

7.0am: Passed SS “Ravenshoe” (British) bound West. 7.15am: Altered course South.

8.0am: Altered course S44W. 9.20am: Altered course S25W.

9.50am: Passed tank steamer bound NW. Altered course WNW.

am: Training Classes under Instruction. Divisional Drill. Gun Layers and Sight Setters at Drill. Remainder employed as Requisite.

11.35am: Course SE. 11.40am: Course E.

1.0pm to 2.0pm: Courses as Requisite.

2.30pm: Passed Norwegian steamer “SORLAND” bound South Westerly.

3.0pm: Course S74W.

5.0pm: Quarters.

5.30pm: Dropped and Picked up Lifebuoys (both sea boats). Engines and Courses as Requisite.

7.0pm: Altered course N80W.

8.50pm: Passed Large Liner Steering South Westerly.

10.0pm: Passed Steamer (tramp) bound South Easterly.

[Distance run through the Water: 140.0 miles]


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14 September 1916

On New York Patrol

Lat 38.85, Long -73.97

2.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew. 2.40am: Passed Steamer (liner) steering South South Easterly.

3.30am: Passed Steamer (liner) Steering Northerly.

3.20am: Sighted Steamer, large, Bearing WNW, steering Northerly.

6.0am: Sighted Steamer 4 masted steering Westerly. Sighted Cuban Steamer bound East.

8.35am: Increased to 80 Revs. ZZ No 1.

9.5am: Sighted NE Light Vessel N49W and US Destroyer.

9.30am: Altered course S45W. 9.50am: Altered course ExS, XX No 1.

10.0am: NE Light Vessel N3W, Five Fathom Light Vessel S57W.

am: Exercised Divisional Drill. Gun Layers at Time on Aim. Training Classes under Instruction. Remainder as Requisite.

Noon: Negative ZZ, 6 knots.

1.0pm: Sighted Tank steamer bound Easterly.

5.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Collision and Grounding stations.

5.40pm: Sighted steamer S30W, steering Westerly.

7.0pm: Passed Full rigged ship bound West.

10.0pm: Altered course N47E.

11.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 169 miles]


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15 September 1916

On New York Patrol

Lat 39.85, Long -71.75

6.25am: Sun [symbol] rose by Compass S84.5E = Deviation 1.5 E.

7.30am: Sighted oil tank steamer steering Southerly.

pm: Exercised Afternoon Watch 6 inch Guns Crews at “Loader”. Boys under Instruction. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite.

5.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Collision Stations and Out Boats.

7.55pm: Passed large liner bound East.

10.0pm: Altered course N28E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 138 miles]


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16 September 1916

On New York Patrol

Lat 41.05, Long -71.10

2.15am: Commenced sounding continuously.

2.58am: Sighted Flashing Light - No Man’s Land Buoy N40E.

3.15am: Altered course NNW. 3.20am: Light Buoy N83E, 1.8 miles. Sounded across the SW Ledge, 10.5 fathoms least sounding.

4.15am: Altered course S82W. Increased to 12 knots.

5.0am: Block Island SE Light N85W.

5.30am: Commenced ZZ No 1.

5.55am: Block Island SE Light N68W. Sighted several ships during watch.

6.15am: Altered course S. 6.25am: Altered course NNW. Commenced sounding.

6.55am: Altered course NW. ? Light House N57W.

7.2am: Block Island SE Light House N57W, altered course NE. 7.12am: Block Island SE Light House N82W, altered course N15E. Ceased Sounding.

7.27am: Altered course SSE. 7.40am: Altered course S81E. 7.50am: Commenced ZZ.

8.0am: Aired Night Clothing. Tested Hand Downtons and Depth Charge Dropping Gear - Correct.

9.50am: Sighted No Man’s Land Buoy N68E. 10.18am: No Man’s Land Buoy N12E, 2.5 miles.

10.20am: Altered course South, ZZ (-20 degrees). Carried out Saturday Routine.

10.50am: Altered course N85W. ZZ No 1. Tested Life buoys - Correct.

11.55am: Passed American schooner steering Easterly.

[Numerous changes of course logged in pm]

3.50pm: Sighted schooner steering Westerly. 3.55pm: Sighted No Man’s Land NE.

7.25pm: Sighted steamer S85W steering Northerly.

7.30pm: Altered course North. Negative ZZ, 12 knots.

7.53pm: Block Island Light N5.5E, Montauk Light N32W.

9.15pm: Sighted Steamer N steering Westerly.

10.15pm: Passed schooner steering Easterly.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 210 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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17 September 1916

On New York Patrol

Lat 39.53, Long -72.35

2.0am: Sighted steamer bound East.

5.50am: Increased to 12 knots, ZZ No 1.

8.0am: Altered course WSW. 8.30am: Divisions. Held Divine Services.

9.24am: Altered course NxW to close sails.

10.0am: Courses and speeds as Requisite for examining schooner “GENERAL GRANT” of New York and closing and boarding British SS “CALIFOL” tank steamer [possibly this ship, though by now she was called “Roseleaf”].

11.55am: Proceeded Course SE, ZZ No 1, 8 knots. Course and Distance Made Good during Forenoon 18 miles NW by W.

2.30pm: Altered course West, ZZ No 1.

4.0pm: Altered course NE, ZZ No 1.

6.4pm - 6.42pm: Courses as Requisite (Made Good S by E, 2.5 miles). Intercepted American SS “AGUSTA” bound SSW and SS “LIVERPOOL” [possibly this ship] Philadelphia to Canada.

6.42pm: Resumed Course NE, ZZ No 1.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 250 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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18 September 1916

On New York Patrol

Lat 39.38, Long -71.83

1.45am: Sighted 2 steamers to Northward, bound Easterly.

2.45am: Sighted steamer NE, bound Easterly.

5.0am: Altered course SSW. Sighted sailing vessel heading Westerly.

5.55am: Sighted steamer E, heading Westerly.

6.0am: Increased 60 revs. ZZ No 1.

7.30am: Aired bedding.

9.15am: Divisions, Prayers.

am: Exercised Divisional Drill. Training Classes under Instruction. Boys to school etc.

10.40am: Inspected bedding.

11.30am: Altered course West.

1.0pm: Altered course NNE (ZZ 1).

4.50pm: Quarters. Exercised Watch out Collision Mat. Reeve Deck Tackle.

6.45pm - 7.15pm: Courses as Requisite speaking to US SS “CHIPPEWA” [possibly this ship]. Course MG [Made Good] NNE, 2 miles.

7.15pm: Resumed Course NNE.

10.50pm: Montauk Light N11W. 11.0pm: Altered course N72E.

11.14pm: Block Island Light N20E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 198 miles]


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19 September 1916

From New York Patrol to Halifax

Lat 40.70, Long -68.92

3.0am: Block Island N62W, Gay Head N41E.

5.0am: Increased 10 knots. Left Patrol and Proceeded for Halifax.

6.0am: Increased 15 knots, ZZ.

8.34am: Nantucket Light Vessel S78.5E.

9.30am: Nantucket Light Vessel N16E, 8 miles, altered course N83E, ZZ.

am: Training Classes to Instructions. Divisional Drill, Gun Layers I and II at drill. Remainder employed as Requisite.

0.54pm: Streamed Patent Log.

1.30pm: 72 Revs. Training Classes under Instructions. Watch employed at Morris tube practice and loader.

3.0pm: Negative ZZ. Course N83E.

4.30pm: Sighted and challenged HMS “Laurentic” - no reply. Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

4.50pm: Passed Barque heading Southerly.

6.30pm: Altered course N59E.

10.0pm: Passed steamer bound Westerly.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 254 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sambro Light Vessel Halifax N47.5E, 324 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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20 September 1916

From New York Patrol to Halifax or at Halifax

Lat 43.72, Long -64.33

1.20am: Passed 2 steamers bound West North Westerly.

5.0am: Passed liner bound South Westerly.

6.0am: Passed a sail Bearing W.

7.10am: Passed a sail Bearing N by E.

9.0am: Altered course N53E.

11.10am: Sighted land Bearing N by W.

11.30am: Passed steamer steering SW.

pm: Boys at School. Watch exercised at Loader and Morris Tube Rifle Practice. Remainder as Requisite.

2.12pm: Cross Island Light House N2W. West Ironbound N30.5W.

2.30pm: Altered course N76E. Increased 15 knots.

3.24pm: Betty Island Light House N17E, Sambro Light House N53.5E, Sambro Light Vessel N86E.

4.13pm: Sambro Light Vessel abeam S30E, 1.2 miles. Lit fires in Steam Pinnace and Picket Boat. Courses as Requisite.

4.50pm: Entered War Channel.

5.22pm: Speeds as Requisite. 5.30pm: Passed through boom.

5.43pm: Let go Port anchor moored 6 shackles on each in 10 fathoms - “C” Berth. [HMS] “Leviathan” in harbour.

[Moored in “C” Berth: No 4 Pier Light S60W, Common Point N24W, Dartmouth Point S83W: Ship’s Head N59W]

10.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.10pm: Picket Boat banked fires.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 282 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax Light Vessel N44E, 53 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 810 lbs]


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21 September 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56 [estimated]

4.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace. Spread fires in Picket Boat.

6.7am: Collier “Gardenia” alongside. Tested coaling gear - Correct.

am: Coaled Ship.

2.0pm: Completed with coal. Received 971 tons.

4.0pm: Clean Ship.

9.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.15pm: Banked fires in Picket Boat.

[Distance run through the Water: 75.0 miles]

[Draught before coaling: 23’ 11” Forward, 25’ 1” Aft. After coaling: 26’ 4” Forward, 25’ 9” Aft]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 850 lbs, Vegetables 1800 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 703 + 971 = 1674 tons]


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22 September 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

am: Hands employed painting down aloft and as Requisite.

pm: Clean Ship.

4.30pm: First Class Leave to Nos 1 and 2 Watches till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 900 lbs]


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23 September 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

7.0am: HMS “Antrim” arrived.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Life buoys - Correct. Downtons - Correct.

1.0pm: First class Leave to Nos 2 and 3 Watches to 7.0am and to Boys to 7pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 850 lbs, Vegetables 5040 lbs]


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24 September 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

am: Divisions. Held Divine Services on board. Landed Wesleyans and Presbyterians.

1.0pm: First Class Leave to Nos 1 and 3 watches to 10pm, Boys till 7pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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25 September 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

6.15am: Collier “Gardenia” alongside. Tested coaling gear, correct. Coaled ship. Received 120 tons.

am: Clean Ship.

pm: Hands employed Cleaning ship.

[Draught: Forward 26’ 4”, Aft 25’ 10.5”]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 850 lbs, Vegetables 1040 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1622 + 120 = 1742 tons]


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26 September 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Exercised General Drill. “Out Sheet Anchor”, “In Sheet Anchor by Hand”. Boats under oars. Hands employed as Requisite.

pm: Exercised Boats under sail. Training Classes to Instructions. Remainder employed as Requisite.

3.20pm: HMS Leviathan sailed.

4.0pm: Quarters. 4.30pm: Leave to POs till 8pm.

5.45pm: HMCS “Grilse” sailed.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs]


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27 September 1916

From Halifax to Greenock or at Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -62.18

5.0am: Prepared for sea.

5.30am: Unmoored, weighed Port anchor (Southern), shortened in to 3 shackles on Starboard.

6.40am: Weighed and proceeded. Courses and speeds as Requisite.

7.55am: Left War Channel, Formed up Convoy of transports “Corsican” [listed here], “Lapland” [listed here], “Southland”, “Laconia”, “Tuscania” in single line ahead, Course Easterly, 12.5 knots, ZZ.

9.0am to 10.0am: Courses as Requisite for taking station ahead of convoy.

9.50am: Egg Island Light Buoy abeam 0.5 miles. Exercised General Quarters.

5.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 269.

5.25pm: Hauled out of Line to Port.

6.15pm: Resumed Position in Line. Burnt Searchlights.

11.0pm: Put clocks on 14 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 65 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV [Rendezvous] - “B”, 79 degrees - 95 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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28 September 1916

Halifax to Greenock

Lat 45.23, Long -55.55

2.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

3.0am: Put clocks on 14 minutes.

6.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

7.15am: Reduced to 72 Revs, to permit Convoy to close up.

8.45am: Streamed Patent Log.

9.15am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

am: Boys and Training Classes under Instruction. Divisional Drill. Remainder as Requisite.

9.5am: Hauled out of Line, proceeded as Requisite to carry out Sound Signal Exercises.

11.45am: Proceeded to resume station.

1.0pm: Altered course S60E. 1.20pm: Increased 90 Rev, ZZ. Sighted sail.

1.40pm: Resumed Course, 84 Revs.

pm: Training Classes under Instruction. Watch employed at Aiming Rifle and as Requisite.

4.30pm: Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

6.15pm: Burned Searchlights.

11.0pm: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

11.30pm: Exercised Sea Boat’s Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: N82.5E (true), 284 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV - “B” - 93 degrees - 235 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 51F]


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29 September 1916

From Halifax to Greenock

Lat 45.60, Long -48.88

3.0am: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

3.45am: Passed steamer bound East.

7.15am: Altered course N83E.

8.46am: Hauled out of line. Courses and speeds as Requisite for Rate of Change Exercise.

8.50am: Speed of convoy 12 knots.

10.45am: Proceeded to resume Station.

2.0pm: Resumed station, 73 Revs.

4.30pm: Quarters. Exercised Collision Stations.

6.30pm: Burned searchlights.

11.0pm: 73 Revs. Put clocks on 13 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N86E, 280 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: 47 30 N, 45 00 W: N54E, 192 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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30 September 1916

From Halifax to Greenock

Lat 47.96, Long -43.88

0.15am: Hauled in and cleared Patent Log. 0.41am: Streamed Log.

3.0am: Put clocks on 13 minutes.

4.0am: Altered course East.

8.30am: Tested Hand Fire Engine, Downtons - Correct.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Life buoys - Correct.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

3.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew. Passed Tank steamer bound West.

7.0pm: Turned in Sea Boats.

11.0pm: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 56 degrees - 252 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “C”, 1225 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North easterly wind force 4 or 5 in am, force 5 or 7 in pm, sea state rough from 10am. Weather mostly overcast, noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 58F]


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OCTOBER 1916 NOT PRESENT



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Log (“Copy of” crossed through) for November 1916. I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log (“a complete copy of” crossed through). Signed by Captain, as before]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before except Barometer Aneroid only]


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1 November 1916

From Liverpool to Halifax

Lat 54.07, Long -24.55

10.30am: Training Class under Instruction. Torpedo Training Class under Examination. Remainder hands employed as Requisite.

1.0pm: Altered course N82W.

5.0pm: Mustered by Open List. Paid Monthly Money. Read Warrant No 289. Put clocks back 30 minutes.

7.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes = 2 hours Slow on GMT. Watch employed bailing and cleaning Slop Room. Ship’s Rolls: Port 7 degrees, Starboard 8 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: 254 degrees - 275 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax 1720 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Squally north westerly wind force 4 or 5 all day, sea state rough in pm, rain at times, noon temperature 47F, sea temperature 52F]


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2 November 1916

From Liverpool to Halifax

Lat 52.60, Long -31.10

1.0am: 2 Hands employed baling [bailing] out Slop Room.

3.0am: Large steamer bound West passed to Southward.

am: Training Classes under Instruction. Divisional Drills. Parts of Ship at Stretcher Drill. Remainder employed as Requisite.

11.15am: Hauled in cleared and streamed Patent Log.

Noon: Maximum Roll: Starboard 17.5 degrees, Port 20 degrees.

1.0pm: Altered course N85W.

5.0pm: 4 Hands employed bailing out Slop Room.

[Course and Distance made good: 250 degrees - 251 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax 1468 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Another squally day with rough sea]


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3 November 1916

From Liverpool to Halifax

Lat 50.70, Long -37.08

8.0am: Roll: 10 degrees Starboard, 15 degrees Port.

1.0pm: Altered course N87W.

3.30pm: Maximum Roll: 17 degrees Starboard, 20 degrees Port. Average Roll: 7.5 Starboard, 10 Port.

4.30pm: Read Warrant No 290.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

5.15pm: Position by Star Sight: 50 11 N, 38 33 W. Exercise Searchlight Crews, burnt searchlights.

7.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes = 3 hours Slow on GMT.

8.0pm: Max Roll: Port 15 degrees, Starboard 10 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: 243 degrees - 251 miles]

[Number on sick list: 21]


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4 November 1916

From Liverpool to Halifax

Lat 48.47, Long -43.48

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

10.50am: Commenced ZZ No 1. Increased speed to 84 Revs at 11.15.

0.45pm: Increased to 90 Revs. 1.0pm: Altered course S81W.

4.40pm: Quarters. 5.0pm: Burnt searchlights. Exercised Searchlight Control.

6.0pm: Negative ZZ.

[Course and Distance made good: 242 degrees - 283 miles]

[Number on sick list: 21]


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5 November 1916

From Liverpool to Halifax

Lat 45.15, Long -49.67

10.0am: Held Divine Service.

Noon: Altered course N80W.

0.30pm: Sighted steamer bound E to Northward.

3.5pm: Altered course N70W.

3.30pm: Max Roll: Port 25 degrees, Starboard 15 degrees.

6.0pm: Read Warrant No 291. Altered course N65W.

11.0pm: Wind and Sea Moderating.

[Course and Distance made good: 231 degrees - 321 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax 610 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]


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6 November 1916

From Liverpool to Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -57.65

7.0am: Hauled, cleared and restreamed Patent Log.

7.30am: Commenced ZZ No 1.

am: Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed getting up Special Cargo into X1 and Y1 Casemates ready for disembarkation.

11.0am: Altered course N60W, ZZ No 1.

11.30am: Deviation on West = Nil by sun [symbol] Time Azimuth.

pm: Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder Watch employed about Special Cargo.

2.0pm: Altered course N56W.

4.25pm: Hauled in and restreamed Patent Log.

5.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 292. Exercised Collision Stations, Turn Out Boats and Stations for Abandon Ship. Put clocks back 30 minutes.

6.45pm: Altered course N79W, 80 Revs.

7.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes (= 4 hours Slow on GMT).

[Course and Distance made good: 265 degrees - 338 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax 268 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Weather mostly fine and calm, noon temperature 45F, sea temperature 47F]


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7 November 1916

From Liverpool to Halifax or at Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56 [estimated]

3.26am: Egg Island Light N18W.

3.57am: Jeddore Rock Light N15W, Egg Island Light N10E.

5.20am: Chebucto N42W, Sambro N59W, Halifax Light Vessel N83W.

5.50am: Outer Fairway Buoy abeam (SW) 0.5 miles. TBD “Grilse” joined.

6.15am: Off Portuguese Buoy. Stopped Engines in compliance with Signal from WSS [War Signal Station]. Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

6.25am: Proceeded. Course as Requisite, 84 Revs. 6.50am: 48 Revs.

7.0pm: Passed through boom. 7.6pm: Engines as Requisite.

7.8am: Came to Starboard anchor 6 shackles in “D” berth.

[Anchor Bearings: Black Rock Point N25W, No 3 Pier Light N84W]

8.0am: Collier “Twilight” secured alongside. Commenced discharging “Special Cargo”. Discharged 16 Ratings to “Laurentic”.

9.45am: Completed discharging special cargo.

9.47am: Commenced Coaling.

11.0am: Discharged 3 Ratings to Hospital.

pm: Coaling Ship. Received 1 Box Ammunition from “Laurentic” for passage.

6.0pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Hospital.

7.30pm: Completed with coal. Received [blank] tons.

9.0pm: Clean Ship.

11.10pm: Picket Boat Drew fires.

[Distance run through the Water: 270 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 389 + 1300 = 1689 tons]


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8 November 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

7.0am: Collier “Twilight” cast off.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine [on this Wednesday]. Tested life buoys - Correct. Parties employed drawing provisions.

pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to “Laurentic”. 2 Ratings joined ship for passage. Hands employed provisioning ship.

4.25pm: HMS “Carnarvon” sailed.

6.0pm: Completed provisioning.

[Number on sick list: 15]


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9 November 1916

From Halifax to New York Patrol or at Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

am: Carried out Saturday Routine [on this Thursday]. Prepared for sea.

1.0pm: Received 5 packages for passage.

pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes.

4.30pm: Mr Herbert, Mate (S) [Signals?] discharged to [blank].

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded. Courses and Speeds as Requisite.

5.53pm: Passed through Boom. Increased gradually to 15 knots.

6.10pm: HMCS “Grilse” joined.

6.32pm: Passed Portuguese Light Buoy Course SE, 15 knots.

6.55pm: Fairway Buoy abeam 0.6 miles. Streamed Patent Log.

7.0pm: Commenced ZZ No1, “Grilse” parted Company.

7.40pm: Altered course S21W, ZZ. 8.10pm: Altered course S60W.

Midnight: Reduced 84 Revs.

[Draught: Forward 26’ 7”, Aft 25’ 9”]

[Number on sick list: 16]


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10 November 1916

From Halifax to NY [New York] Patrol

Lat 41.98, Long -65.88

9.10am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

9.30am: Altered course W0.5S. Exercised General Quarters.

10.50am: Altered course S40W. 11.0am: Training Classes under Instruction. Remainder employed as Requisite.

0.13pm: Hauled in, Cleared and Restreamed Patent Log.

3.10pm: Passed SS “Olaf Kyrre” bound North Easterly.

4.15pm: Sighted Steamer Bearing S30W, bound Easterly.

5.30pm: Quarters. Physical Drill. Read Warrant No 293.

7.0pm: Exercised Searchlight Control - Burnt searchlights.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 217 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]


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11 November 1916

From Halifax to NY Patrol

Lat 39.71, Long -70.60

4.0am: Altered course West. Observed Lat 4am 39 52 N.

4.30am: Passed sail bound Easterly.

7.40am: Courses as Requisite for swinging.

8.30am: Resumed Course West.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Downtons - Correct.

Noon: Altered course NNW.

0.30pm: Commenced ZZ No 1.

1.55pm: Passed Spanish SS “MONTEVIDEO” [listed here] bound East.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

2.30pm: Altered course S56W, ZZ No 1.

3.40pm: Sighted steamer Bearing WxN steering Easterly.

5.0pm: Swung ship. Discovered Deviation up to 4.5 degrees E in deviation semi[?]-sun [symbol].

5.30pm: Resumed Course.

10.0pm: Negative ZZ. Course S56W.

Midnight: Altered course N82W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 277 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal Taken on Charge 8 Tons, 1328 tons]


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12 November 1916

From NY Patrol to Bermuda

Lat 39.17, Long -73.73

1.0am: Deviation by Pole Star = 2 degrees E on N84E.

3.30am: Sighted steamer NExN steering Southerly. Sighted steamer NNW steering Southerly.

4.0am: Commenced ZZ No 1, altered course S82E.

5.0am: Altered course N82W, ZZ No 1.

5.30am: Passed steamer steering Northerly.

7.10am: Altered course N50W, ZZ.

8.20am: Sighted “North East” Light Vessel N35W. 8.25am: Altered course S49W. 8.30am: Altered course S45W. Hauled in, cleared and restreamed Patent Log.

8.40am: “Five Fathom Shoal” Light Vessel S50W. Altered course S45E, ZZ. Passed several Steamers.

9.15am: Altered course N60E ZZ. Divisions. Held Divine Services.

10.40am: Altered course N60E, ZZ.

11.0am: Passed Norwegian Steamer bound Easterly.

Noon: Altered course N30E, ZZ.

2.0pm: Altered course N80E, ZZ.

4.0pm: Altered course S40E, ZZ.

5.0pm: Quarters.

7.0pm: Altered course S32E, negative ZZ.

7.30pm: Passed steamer bound NW.

8.30pm: Passed steamer bound North Westerly.

8.40pm: Altered course to clear sailing vessel. 8.57pm: Resumed Course.

11.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 286 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Weather fine in am, showers in pm, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 56F]


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13 November 1916

From NY Patrol to Bermuda

Lat 37.09, Long -69.00

9.20am: Altered course East.

10.0am: Altered course S22E. Exercised General Quarters.

1.0pm: Altered course S27.5E. 1.30pm: Sighted small schooner to Westward.

6.30pm: Burnt Searchlights and Exercised Searchlight Control.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 285 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: 12 miles N of Bermuda S38.5E, 339 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[South westerly wind force 4 or 5 from 8am to 9pm, rain at times in pm, noon air and sea temperature 72F]


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14 November 1916

From NY Patrol to Bermuda or at Bermuda

Lat 33.01, Long -64.80

3.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew. Observed Lat by star [symbol] Sirius 34 34.5 N.

7.45am: Altered course S19E.

9.0am: Altered course S21E. Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Read Warrant No 294.

11.0am: Hauled in and cleared Patent Log and restreamed.

1.30pm: Sighted St Davids Light House S20W.

2.0pm: Altered course S11W. Commenced ZZ.

2.48pm: Altered course S60W on St Davids Head Light House. Hauled in Patent Log. Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

3.29pm: Reduced to 60 Revs. Courses as Requisite for Ship Channel. Make and mend Clothes.

3.50pm: Speeds as Requisite.

4.39pm: Came to Port anchor 5 shackles in 7 fathoms. Prepared for coaling.

[Anchor Bearings: Flagstaff Ireland Island N51W, Hogfish Beacon S11W, Tide Gauge S65E]

5.0pm: Discharged 50 Ratings to Ships and Establishments.

5.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

7.0pm: Collier Wearwood secured alongside.

[Draught: Forward 24’ 8”, Aft 25’ 7.5”]

[Course and Distance made good: S39E (true), 319 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Davids Head Bermuda S11E, 39 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]


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15 November 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82 [estimated]

4.15am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

5.30am: Examined Coaling gear - Correct.

6.15am: Commenced Coaling.

am: Coaling Ship.

Noon: Completed with Coal. Received [blank] tons.

0.40pm: Collier cast off and proceeded.

pm: Clean Ship.

4.30pm: Gave First Class leave to No 1 Watch and first part of No 2 watch to 7am.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

7.45pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 909 + 789 = 1698 tons]


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16 November 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.30am: Read Warrant No 295.

am: Clean Ship.

10.25am: HMS “Drake” arrived and anchored.

11.15am: HM Transport “Metagama” arrived.

0.30pm: Rain Squall from WSW and wind shifted to NW.

1.30pm: Landed party of Boys for Exercise.

pm: Discharged 1 Rating to [HMS] Caesar. Hands employed cleaning ship.

3.0pm: Landed parties for exercise.

5.0pm: First Class leave to second part of No 2 watch and No 3 watch to 7am.

5.30pm: Discharged 6 Ratings to “Drake”. Landed Patrol.

6.0pm: Mr Hunter Signal Boatswain joined ship from “Drake”, also 1 Rating.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 450 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]


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17 November 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

9.45am: The Commander-in-Chief, NA and WI [North America and West Indies Station - details here] came on board and left at 10.30am.

am: Hands employed cleaning and painting. Ordinary Seaman cutters crew away for Pulling Instruction.

pm: Hands employed Painting Ship.

3.0pm: Landed party for exercise.

5.0pm: First Class leave to No 1 watch and first part of No 2 to 10pm.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]


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18 November 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

6.15am: HMS “Isis” and HM Transport “Metegama” [Metagama] sailed. Hands cheered “Metegama”.

7.30am: Hands employed Painting aloft.

am: Hands employed painting ship.

1.0pm: First Class Leave to No 3 watch and second part of No 2 till 10pm. Leave to Boys to 6pm.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

5.0pm: Received Engineers Stores from Dockyard.

11.45pm: Set anchor watch. Raised Steam for slow speed.

Midnight: Hoisted in Boom Boats.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 630 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]

[Rain or drizzle for much of day, noon temperature 72F, sea temperature 71F]


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19 November 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

1.0am: Anchor watch set and steam for Slow Speed on Port Engine.

7.40am: Relieved anchor watch.

9.0am: Hoisted out Steam Pinnace. Set Anchor watch.

am: Divisions. Held Divine Services.

2.0pm: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

4.0pm: Drew fires in and hoisted in Steam Pinnace.

5.15pm: HMS “Carnarvon” arrived.

6.20pm: Relieved anchor watch.

[Winds variable, mostly south westerly then north westerly, up to force 6-7 at times in am, then gradually reducing]


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20 November 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

4.10am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

7.15am: “Carnarvon” proceeded alongside to coal.

am: Hands employed disembarking ammunition (spare). Painting Ship, Surveying Cable, drawing and returning stores to Dockyard.

11.45am: SS “Bermudian” [listed here] arrived.

pm: Parties employed drawing and returning stores. Disembarking Ammunition, surveying cable and as Requisite.

3.0pm: Ammunition Lighter and party proceeded inshore.

3.40pm: SS “Caraquet” arrived.

4.30pm: First Class Leave to No 1 Watch and first part of No 2 to 7am.

11.0pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 850 lbs, Vegetables 900 lbs]


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21 November 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

6.45am: HMS “Drake” sailed. 7.0am: HMS “Caesar” sailed: to carry out Gunnery Practices.

7.30am: HMS “Carnarvon” anchored Grassy Bay.

7.45am: Landed Store Parties.

am: Hands employed Painting Ship, Embarking Stores and as Requisite. Ordinary Seamen (Special) under Boat Pulling Instruction. Marines “Marching Order” Inspection. Discharged 1 Rating to RN Hospital.

pm: Landed Dockyard Parties. Remainder employed Painting Ship.

2.45pm: Landed Parties for Exercise.

5.0pm: First Class Leave to No 3 Watch and second part of No 2 to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Vegetables 500 lbs]


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22 November 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

am: 7.5 inch and 6 inch Gun Layers at .303 Aiming Rifle at towed target. Remainder employed as Requisite. Lost overboard by accident Paint Brushes 3 in No, Pattern 13.

pm: Gun Layers I and II and Ordinary Seaman Gun Training Class at .303 Aiming rifle practice at towed target. Remainder of hands employed as Requisite.

3.30pm: HMS “Caesar” returned to Grassy Bay anchorage.

4.0pm: Landed Patrol. 4.30pm: First Class Leave to No 1 watch and first part of No 2 to 9pm.

8.30pm: Prepared for sea.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]


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23 November 1916

From Grassy Bay to Murrays Anchorage or at Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.69 [rough estimate]

6.30am: Weighed. 6.40am: Proceeded, Courses and speeds as Requisite for leaving harbour.

7.40am: Dropped Torpedo target (Murrays Anchorage).

[As Requisite Leaving Harbour and Running Torpedoes]

8.30am: Carried out 3 Instructional Runs.

9.35am: Completed Practice, proceeded to anchorage.

9.50am: Came to Port anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Tobacco Rock S67E, Lloyds Flagstaff S8E, Cherry Stone [Cherrystone Hill] S35W]

am: All Gun Layers and Acting Gun Layers at .303 Aiming Rifle Practice at towed target. Remainder employed scraping and painting and as Requisite.

pm: Exercised Local Controls, Gun Layers I and II and Acting Gun Layers I and II and Ordinary Seaman Training Class at .303 Aiming Rifle practice at Towed Target. Remainder employed as Requisite.

4.15pm: Landed Bathing Party.

[Draught: Forward 26’ 6”, Aft 25’ 9”]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]


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24 November 1916

From Murrays Anchorage to Grassy Bay or at Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.8

am: Landed Non-Swimmers for Instruction. Control Parties Exercised firing at towed target with .303 and 1 inch Aiming rifles. Remainder hands employed as Requisite.

1.25pm: Weighed. 1.35pm: Proceeded. Courses and speeds as Requisite for carrying out 3 pounder firing, Gunnery Training Classes and 3 pounder Guns Crews.

3.45pm: Hoisted in Picket Boat and Target and proceeded to anchorage. Courses and speeds as Requisite.

4.34pm: Slipped. 4.36pm: Came to Port anchor, 5 shackles in 8 fathoms in “E” berth.

[Anchor Bearings: Flagstaff Ireland’s Island N51.5W, Hog Fish Beacon S11W, Conspicuous Church Dockyard S89W]

6.30pm: Hoisted out Picket Boat.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs]


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25 November 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82 [estimated]

8.30am: Read Warrants 296 and 297.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Lifebuoys - Correct. Tested Downtons - Correct.

1.0pm: First Class Leave to Port Watch to 10pm. Leave to Boys to 6.15pm.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 1800 lbs]


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26 November 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

4.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.30am: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

8.30am: Landed RC [Roman Catholic] Church Party. 9.0am: Landed Wesleyan Church Party.

am: Divisions. Held Divine Service.

1.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 9.0pm. Leave to Boys to 6.15pm.

5.0pm: Rigged Target (Pattern VIII).

[Number on sick list: 5]


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27 November 1916

From Grassy Bay to Murrays Anchorage or at Bermuda

Lat 32.39, Long -64.69 [estimated]

6.30am: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace - Prepared for Sea.

7.40am: Shortened in to 2 shackles. 7.48am: Weighed and proceeded. Courses and speeds as Requisite for leaving harbour.

8.50am: Stopped, hoisted out targets, tug “Creole” proceeded with targets.

9.15am: Courses and speeds as Requisite. Divisions and Prayers. Exercised General Quarters. Carried out 1 inch aiming at towed target.

10.0am: Secured - Control Parties Exercised with 1 inch aiming at towed target. Remainder Employed as Requisite.

11.50am: Stopped. 11.53am: Came to Port anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Tobacco Rock S53E, Lloyds Flagstaff S7W, Cherrystone S42W]

1.15pm: Weighed and proceeded. Courses and speeds as Requisite for carrying out controlled sub-calibre firing at towed target.

3.16pm: Completed firing, proceeded to anchorage.

3.28am: Came to Port anchor, 5 shackles in 9 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Tobacco Rock S53E, Lloyds Flagstaff S1W, Cherrystone S36W]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs]

[Draught: Forward 26’ 4”, Aft 25’ 7”]


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28 November 1916

At Bermuda (Murrays Anchorage)

Lat 32.39, Long -64.69

am: Exercised General Quarters. Carried out .303 aiming at towed target.

11.0am: Hands employed as Requisite and preparing boats for sailing. Surveying Cable.

1.0pm: Landed Non-Swimmers for Instruction. Weighed Port anchor and Let go Starboard anchor in lieu (5 shackles). Surveying Port cable. Remainder hands employed about Boats and as Requisite.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]


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29 November 1916

At Bermuda (Murrays Anchorage)

Lat 32.39, Long -64.69

am: Exercised Divisional Drill. Hands employed about boats, painting and as Requisite.

pm: Exercised Boats under sail. Landed Non-Swimmers for Instruction. Remainder employed as Requisite.

6.0pm: Exercised Searchlights crews - burnt searchlights.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs]


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30 November 1916

At Bermuda (Murrays Anchorage)

Lat 32.39, Long -64.69

6.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Exercised Control Parties. Divisional Drill.

11.0am: All boats preparing for sailing. Remainder hands employed as Requisite.

pm: Landed Non Swimmers for Instruction. Exercised Boats under sail - sailing race. Parties preparing and testing guns for firing, rigging targets.

4.0pm: Landed Bathing party.

6.0pm: Prepared for sea. 6.30pm: Stern sling of Steam Pinnace drew, moored up Steam Pinnace.

6.45pm: Paid Monthly money.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs]


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Log (“Copy of” crossed through) for December 1916. I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log (“a complete copy of” crossed through). Signed by Captain, as before]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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1 December 1916

From Murrays Anchorage to Grassy Bay, Bermuda or at Sea

Lat 32.39, Long -64.64 [very rough estimate]

6.0am: Prepared for Sea. Steam Pinnace proceeded into Dockyard.

7.20am: Shortened in to 2 shackles. 7.32am: Weighed and proceeded. Courses and speeds as Requisite for Ship Channel, “Drake” in company.

8.2am: Course SExE, 72 Revs, ZZ.

8.40am: Courses and speeds as Requisite for carrying out Long Range Firing.

[am: Courses and speeds as Requisite for Ship Channel and for carrying out firing at Long Range]

10.0am: Carried out Long Range Firing with Full charges from all guns.

11.0am: Picked up Targets from “Drake”.

pm: Hands employed repainting and securing targets.

1.35pm: Proceeded, veered target. Courses and speed as Requisite for towing.

[pm: Courses and speeds as Requisite for towing and entering Harbour]

2.15pm: St Davids Head N46W, 12 miles approximately.

3.12pm: Hauled in target and proceeded into harbour.

4.10pm: Entered Ship Channel, 10 knots.

4.25pm: Increased to 15 knots. Courses as Requisite.

5.5pm: Reduced 10 knots and as Requisite. 5.15pm: Came to Starboard anchor 5 shackles in 8.5 fathoms in “E” berth.

[Anchor Bearings: Flagstaff Irelands Island N51W, Church Dockyard S89W, Hog fish Beacon S11W]

6.0pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Hospital.

9.0pm: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Draught: Forward 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 4.5”]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 400 lbs]

[Mist and rain through middle of day]


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2 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83 [estimated]

5.0am: Spread fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.30am: Prepared for coaling.

7.30am: Secured coal lighters alongside.

8.5am: Rigged staging for coaling with baskets.

8.20am: Commenced coaling.

am: Life buoys Tested - Correct.

10.35am: “Carnarvon” returned from Murray’s Anchorage. Discharged Lieutenant Hudson RNR and 1 rating to Hospital.

pm: Coaling Ship.

2.55pm: Completed with coal. Received 367 tons. Discharged 2 Ratings to “Antrim”. Lost overboard 4 (2 cwt) coal bags.

4.0pm: Clean Ship.

5.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

6.0pm: Discharged 1 Rating to RNB Bermuda.

[Draught after coaling: Forward 26’ 5”, Aft 25’ 10.5”]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 400 lbs; Vegetables Received: 1800 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1329 + 367 = 1696 tons]


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3 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

8.0am: Landed Presbyterians. 9.0am: Landed Wesleyans.

9.35am: Divisions. 9.45am: Landed Roman Catholics.

10.10am: Held Divine Service.

0.30pm: First Class Leave to Port Watch to 7am.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 298.

11.0pm: Steam Pinnace banked fires.


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4 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

5.0am: Spread fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.55am: “Carnarvon” proceeded (to Murray’s Anchorage).

am: Hands employed drawing stores and provisions and as Requisite.

1.0pm: Landed Boys for exercise. Parties employed drawing stores and provisions.

2.30pm: Landed football parties.

2.50pm: “Drake” sailed. Exchanged Steam Pinnaces temporarily with “Leviathan”.

5.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 10pm.

11.0pm: Steam Pinnace banked fires.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 860 lbs; Vegetables Received: 3600 lbs]


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5 December 1916

From Bermuda to Kingston, Jamaica, or at Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

5.0am: Spread fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Landed working party.

8.20am: Working party returned.

am: Discharged 1 rating to “Leviathan” for “Carnarvon”. Divisions, Prayers. Discharged 4 ratings to “Antrim”. 5 Ratings, Mails and packages embarked for passage to “Berwick”, 21 Rank and file of B [British] West India Regiment joined for passage. Hands employed embarking stores and as Requisite.

1.15pm: Hands employed embarking ammunition, preparing for sea and as Requisite. Lost overboard by accident - Mirror Back of 24 inch Projector.

2.50pm: Shortened in to 2 shackles. 3.2pm: Weighed and proceeded. Courses as Requisite, 84 Revs.

3.45pm: Entered Ship Channel, reduced to 10 knots. 3.57pm: Increased to 72 Revs.

4.0pm: Fairway Buoy abeam, Course SExE, 84 Revs.

4.24pm: Altered course S35W, ZZ (1).

6.0pm: 72 Revs, negative ZZ.

10.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Draught: Forward 26’ 6”, Aft 25’ 11”]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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[Left hand side of log page for 6 December]

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[Right hand side of log page]


6 December 1916

From Bermuda to Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 28.83, Long -66.53

3.0am and 5.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

6.30am: Deviation by Pole Star Azimuth 1.2 degrees E.

am: Division, Prayers, Physical Drill. Forecastlemen at Rifle Drill. Training Classes under Instruction. Divisional Drill. Gun Layers at “Time on Aim”. First Aid Instruction. Remainder as Requisite.

1.0pm: 66 Revs, commenced ZZ No 1.

1.15pm: Maintopmen of No 3 Watch at Morris Tube firing [word partly off edge of page]. Training Classes under Instruction. Remainder watch employed as Requisite.

4.50pm: Quarters. Let go and picked up both Lifebuoys. Engines and course as Requisite.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes. 5.0pm (New) Resumed Course S35W, ZZ.

6.0pm: Courses as Requisite for swinging ship.

7.0pm: Course S35W, 60 Revs, ceased ZZ.

10.10pm: Increased to 64 Revs, commenced ZZ. Exercised Burning Searchlights.

10.30pm: Passed steamer steering North Easterly.

11.40pm: Exercised Sea Boats crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 255 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Turk Island Light House 209.5 [degrees] - 504 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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[Left hand side of form for Comparisons of Standard with Compasses - not filled in]

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[Right hand side of form, as above]

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[Left hand side of form for Record of Observations, with data]

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[Right hand side of form, as above:

Pattern No and No of Standard Compass: 22A, No 103. Captain FA Whitehead, Navigating Officer AR Smithwick, Place of Observation: Latitude 27 55 N, Longitude 67 12 W. Date December 6th 1916. Variation allowed 6 degrees 10 minutes W.

Bearing of Pole Star. Ship’s Head by Lower Canning Town [Page signed by] AR Smithwick, Lieutenant Commander]

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[Left hand side of form for Description and Position of Correctors, with data.]

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[Right hand side of form, as above Also far left of log page for 7 December.

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[Right hand side of log page for 7 December]


7 December 1916

From Bermuda to Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 25.40, Long -68.73

4.0am: Heavy Rain Squall.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Divisional Drills, Training Classes under Instructions. Foretop men at Rifle Drill. Able Seamen and Ordinary Seamen Exercised at heaving the Lead. Remainder employed as Requisite.

pm: Training Classes under Instructions. Foretopmen of No 1 watch at Morris tube firing. Remainder watch employed as Requisite.

5.0pm: Exercised General Quarters.

7.0pm: Altered course S29W, ZZ 1. Reduced to 60 Revs.

8.30pm: Exercised Burning Searchlights.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Course and Distance made good: 209.5 degrees - 237 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Turk Island Light 209.5 degrees - 268 miles]


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8 December 1916

From Bermuda to Jamaica (Kingston)

Lat 21.78, Long -70.90

1.30am: Entered Tropics.

am: Aired Bedding. Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed cleaning ship and as Requisite.

Noon: Altered course S12W ZZ No 1.

0.15pm: Turk Island Light House SW0.75S. 0.20pm: Turk Island Light House S42W, altered course South ZZ.

1.0pm: Altered course S15E, ZZ No 1: Round Cay S35W, Gibb Cay S35.5W, Turk Island Light S53W.

2.40pm: Altered course S39W, ZZ No 2.

pm: Training Classes under Instructions. Ordinary Seamen at Morris Tube Rifle Firing. Remainder watch employed as Requisite.

3.33pm: Pear Cay N29W, Toney Rock N35W, Salty Cay House N60W.

5.0pm: Quarters - Read Articles of War.

7.0pm: Negative ZZ.

7.30pm: Altered course S77W. Exercised Burning Searchlights.

11.30pm: Exercised Night Action.

11.53pm: Observed Lat 20 30 N.

[Course and Distance made good: 209 degrees - 248 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Turk Island Light 215 degrees - 21 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 77F]


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9 December 1916

From Bermuda to Jamaica (Kingston)

Lat 19.44, Long -74.27

3.0am: Observed Lat 20 22.5 N.

5.30am: Sighted land on Port Beam (Tortuga Island).

5.50am: Commenced ZZ.

7.30am: Altered course SW, ZZ.

8.0am: Negra Point S71W, Cape Foux S21E.

am: Aired Night Clothing. Tested Downtons and Hand Fire Engines. Lifebuoys - Correct.

11.0am: Negative ZZ. Reduced 66 Revs. 11.5am: Sighted 4 Masted Schooner bound N.

Noon: Altered course S35W.

pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes.

2.50pm: Sighted Cape Tiburon [Haiti] S17E.

4.20pm: Sighted sail Bearing S, bound Easterly.

4.30pm: Tiburon Mountain S34E. Read Warrant No 300.

5.30pm: Tiburon Mountain S49E, Navassa Island S12W.

6.47pm: Navassa Island S16E.

7.32pm: Navassa Island abeam 11 miles.

8.0pm: Altered course S53W.

10.0pm: Sighted steamer bound North Easterly.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 252 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Navassa Island 212 [degrees] - 85 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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10 December 1916

From Bermuda, Kingston, Jamaica to Jamaica (Kingston) Convoy and Patrol

Lat 17.98, Long -76.83 [estimated]

0.23am: Sighted Morant Light S73W.

1.21am: Morant Light N80.5W. 1.56am: Morant Light abeam 6.8 miles.

2.20am: Commenced ZZ No 2. 2.25am: Increased 72 Revs.

3.0am: Altered course N87W, ZZ.

4.30am: Plum Point Light [Plumb Point] N39W. 4.40am: Altered course 32 points to Starboard. 4.48am: Altered course N48W, ZZ No 1. Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

5.30am: Altered course N1W on Plum Point Light.

6.0am: Stopped engines. 6.5am: Proceeded Course W by N.

6.20am: Passed Gun Cay Beacon. Courses as Requisite.

6.45am: Engines as Requisite. 6.50am: Stopped, hoisted out Boats.

7.10am: Proceeded alongside West Side No 3 Wharf. 7.40am: Secured alongside. Warships in harbour HMS “Berwick” and “Dupetit Thouars”, “Descartes” [both French - listed here].

8.45am: Commenced coaling shore labour.

10.15am: “Berwick” sailed.

11.0am: Discharged Ratings borne for passage.

11.45am: “Berwick” returned.

0.30pm: “Dupetit Thouars” sailed.

2.5pm: “Berwick” sailed.

3.30pm: Completed with Coal. Received 434 tons.

4.30pm: Cast off hawsers and proceeded. Engines as Requisite.

5.5pm: Stopped (off Port Royal), hoisted in and drew fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

5.20pm: Proceeded. Courses as Requisite for East Channel, 72 Revs.

5.55pm: Plum [sic] Point Light House N38W, Martello Tower Long ~ N39E. Set Course S60E (ZZ 3 points).

6.5pm: 57 Revs, joined convoy - Tanker “Lucerna”. Watch employed striking down coal.

8.30pm: Altered course N60E, negative ZZ.

8.54pm: Morant Point Light N41E, altered course East (ZZ 30 degrees).

9.45pm: Completed striking down coal.

11.0pm: Altered course N20E. 11.30pm: Altered course N50E (ZZ 30 degrees).

[Draught after Coaling: Forward 26’ 5”, Aft 26’ 3”]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 486 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2425 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1202 + 434 = 1636 tons]


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11 December 1916

From Jamaica to Convoy and Patrol

Lat 18.63, Long -75.10

3.55am: Sighted steamer without lights bound Southerly.

5.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

6.0am: Sighted land N84.5E.

6.30am: Deviation on S50E = 0.75 degrees W: 16 16 N, 75 36 W, Variation 1 00 degrees E.

8.6am: Navassa Island abeam Port N89E.

8.30am: Clean Ship - Saturday Routine. Mount Tiburon S78E.

11.0am: Navassa Island S41E.

11.30am: ZZ 30 degrees.

Noon: Navassa Island S22E. Course N50E, negative ZZ.

0.30pm: ZZ 20 degrees.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

2.0pm: ZZ 40 degrees. Navassa Island S10W, Tiburon S34E.

4.30pm: Quarters.

5.0pm: Altered course N70E, ZZ 40 degrees.

6.0pm: Altered course N50E. 6.30pm: Negative ZZ.

6.45pm: Passed Liner bound South Westerly. 7.0pm: ZZ 30 degrees.

11.45pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 120 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape St Nicholas Mole 53 degrees - 121 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 79F]


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12 December 1916

Jamaica to Convoy and Patrol

Lat 20.31, Long -72.76

0.50am: Sighted land on Starboard Bow.

1.30am: Cape St Nicholas Mole N63E, abeam Port Cape Foux East.

3.0am: ZZ 20 degrees.

5.30am: Cape Foux S7W, Juan Rabel 1181ft Point S852E, abeam Starboard ditto S89E.

7.0am: Altered course N60E, ZZ 30 degrees.

8.0am: Altered course N70E, ZZ 30 degrees. Abeam Starboard Tortuga S84.5E, Abeam Port Tortuga S73.5E, Haut Piton S57E, Cape St Nicholas Mole S42W.

9.15am: Altered course N65E, negative ZZ.

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Exercised Control Drill.

10.30am: Training Classes under Instruction and Remainder as Requisite.

10.15am: Altered course N62E, ZZ 30 degrees. 10.45am: ZZ 20 degrees.

Noon: Tortuga abeam Port S69W, Haut Piton S1W, Cap Haitien [?] 2340 ft Peak S42E.

pm: Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder Watch employed as Requisite.

2.0pm: 3097 ft Peak S20W, 2340 ft Peak S23E, 2753 ft Peak S12W.

2.30pm: ZZ 30 degrees. 3.0pm: ZZ 40 degrees.

5.0pm: Quarters - Physical Drill.

6.20pm: Negative ZZ, 42 Revs.

7.0pm: Revolutions as Requisite for keeping ahead of Convoy.

8.30pm: Altered course N73E.

10.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 168 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Swimmer Rock 58.5 degrees - 90 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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13 December 1916

From Jamaica to Convoy and Patrol

Lat 21.32, Long -70.57

1.0am: Commenced sounding every 20 minutes. Leadsman in chains.

1.10am: Starboard Chain Reported 13 fathoms. Stopped both and sounded no bottom. Position: 20 54.5 N, 71 27.5 W. 1.15am: Proceeded 45 Revs and as Requisite.

2.10am: Altered course NE. 2.40am: Altered course ENE.

4.0am: Altered course NE.

5.10am: Salt Cay Light sighted Bearing approximately NW.

5.40am: Sighted land to NW.

6.0am: Toney Rock N22W, Cotton Cay N39W, Salt Cay N55W.

7.0am: Altered course North. Ceased sounding.

9.0am: Increased to 66 Revs, as Requisite. Altered course South and parted company from convoy “Lucerna”.

9.15am: Grand Turk Light House West, Round Cay S62W, Pear Cay S41.5W. Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

am: Divisional Drills, First Aid parties under Instruction. Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed as Requisite.

5.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Close WT [Watertight] Doors.

7.30pm: Altered course S40E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 166 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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14 December 1916

From Jamaica to Mona Passage Approaches

Lat 19.05, Long -67.58

7.0am: Commenced ZZ No 1.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill, Quarterdeck men at Rifle Drill. Divisional Drill. Main topmen and Boys under “heaving the Lead” Instruction. Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed as Requisite.

pm: Main topmen at Morris Tube rifle firing. Training Classes at Instructions. Watch employed as Requisite.

2.0pm: Altered course S73E.

4.30pm: Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

5.8pm: Sighted Desecheo Island S12W.

6.0pm: Negative ZZ, S73E, 54 Revs.

6.23pm: Borinquen Light S3W.

7.0pm: Altered course SxE for steamer. Increased 66 Revs. 7.10pm: Altered course S73E, 54 Revs. 7.20pm: Steamer Bearing E and bound Westerly acting suspiciously.

8.0pm: Increased 60 Revs and passed close to above ship.

8.10pm: Altered course NE, 54 Revs. Observed Light Bearing S30E.

9.10pm: Altered course NW. 9.45pm: Altered course SW, 66 Revs.

11.0pm: Altered course East. Put clocks on 20 minutes. Sighted land to Southward. Observed the suspicious steamer.

11.48pm: Altered course N36W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 248 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Search and Patrol]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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15 December 1916

From Jamaica to Mona Passage Approaches

Lat 19.35, Long -67.38

1.0am: Put clocks on 20 minutes.

5.5am: Increased gradually to 15 knots. 5.30am: Altered course NE, ZZ No 1.

6.30am: Altered course SE, ZZ No 1.

9.30am to 10.30am: Mean Course East.

10.30am to 11.0am: Various circling round.

11.0am: Course NE, ZZ.

11.30am: Course N60E, hoisted boiler out of Steam Pinnace. 11.40am: Course NE, ZZ.

0.30pm: Altered course NW, ZZ No 1.

5.0pm: Quarters. Reduced to 85 Revs. Altered course NE, ZZ No 1.

6.0pm: Negative ZZ, 54 Revs. 6.30pm: Altered course SE.

10.45pm: Moon [symbol] Rose.

11.45pm: Passed 5 Masted Schooner bound N.

[Distance run through the Water: 284 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Patrol and Search]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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16 December 1916

From Jamaica to Mona Passage Approaches

Lat 20.35, Long -66.95

4.0am: Altered course NE.

6.0am: Altered course NW, ZZ No 1. Increased 66 Revs.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Life buoys - Correct.

Noon: Altered course NE, ZZ No 1.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

2.0pm: Altered course SE, ZZ No 1.

5.0pm: Quarters. Deviation observed, Variation 3 degrees W: Ship’s Head S15E, Deviation 1.25E; S35E, 0.25E; S55E, 0.25W; S75E, 0.5W.

6.30pm: Negative ZZ. Reduced 36 Revs.

9.30pm: Altered course SE.

Midnight: Altered course NW, 54 Revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 246 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Mona Island 202 degrees - 145 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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17 December 1916

From Jamaica to Mona Passage Approaches

Lat 20.73, Long -65.95

6.0am: Increased 66 Revs, ZZ 1.

7.0am: Altered course NE, ZZ 1.

9.0am: Altered course SE, ZZ 1.

10.0am: Divisions. Held Divine Services.

6.0pm: Reduced to 60 Revs. 7.0pm: Negative ZZ.

9.0pm: Altered course S68W.

11.0pm: Altered course NW.

[Distance run through the Water: 225 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Mona Island 215 degrees - 194 miles]

[Number on Sick List: 5]


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18 December 1916

From Jamaica to Mona Passage Approaches

Lat 19.50, Long -66.03

[Numerous changes of course throughout the day, mostly zig zag No 1]

2.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew. Ship’s Head NW, Deviation 1 degree E, Variation 3 30 W.

6.0am: Increased to 66 Revs, ZZ No 1.

7.0am: Sighted land, Mount Yunque S11W.

4.50pm: Quarters. Exercised Grounding and Collision Stations.

6.0pm: Altered course S75W, ZZ 20 degrees. 6.30pm: Negative ZZ. Sighted 2 Steamers to Southward, bound Easterly.

7.0pm: Arecibo Light (reflection) S8E.

7.55pm: Borinquen Light (reflection) S36W.

8.13pm: Borinquen Light S30W.

9.55pm: Borinquen Light abeam 11 miles.

10.50pm: Jiguero Light abeam 16 miles.

11.55pm: Mona Island Light (Reflection) S31.5W.

[Distance run through the Water: 252 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Mona Island 232 degrees - 136 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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19 December 1916

From Mona Passage Approaches to Jamaica (Kingston)

Lat 17.64, Long -69.41

0.20am: Sighted Mona Light.

1.8am: Mona Light S9.5W.

1.53am: Mona Light (Reflection) S14.5E.

2.0am: Altered course S55W. Deviation on S55W - 2 degrees E. Variation 0 40 W. Passed steamer bound Northerly.

4.32am: Cana Point Light N84W.

5.30am: Cana Point Light abeam 10.5 miles.

6.0am: Commenced ZZ No 1.

6.30am: Passed steamer bound Easterly.

7.0am: Altered course S80W, ZZ No 1.

8.30am: Sighted land (Mountain Peak) N65W.

9.30am to 10.30am: Courses as Requisite.

10.30am: Course S80W, ZZ.

11.0am: Training Classes to Instructions. Remainder as Requisite. Replaced Steam Pinnace’s boiler.

1.0pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes (= 4-40 Slow on GMT).

5.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Out Hand Fire Engines, tested ditto. Out Kedge Anchor.

7.0pm: Negative ZZ.

8.15pm: Sighted Alta Vela: N82W, 34.5 miles (?).

11.0pm: Alta Vela N27W. 60 Revs, altered course N84W.

11.30pm: Alta Vela Light abeam 9 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 243 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Alta Vela 266 degrees - 131 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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20 December 1916

From Mona Passage Approaches to Jamaica

Lat 17.55, Long -73.82

6.0am: Increased 66 Revs. Commenced ZZ No 1.

9.10am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Boys at Rifle Drill.

1.0pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes. Punta La Hotte [? - writing indistinct] N3.5E.

3.0pm: Punta La Hotte [?] N27E.

7.0pm: Negative ZZ. Reduced to 54 Revs.

11.40pm: Sighted Morant Light (Reflection) N83W.

[Course and Distance made good: 269 degrees - 251 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Morant Point Light 279 degrees - 146 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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21 December 1916

From Mona Passage Approaches to Jamaica or at Port Royal

Lat 17.34, Long -76.84

0.30am: Morant Light N80W. Altered course S84W. Increased 60 Revs.

1.40am: Morant Light N60W, altered course S80W.

2.12am: Morant Point Light abeam 4 miles.

2.25am: Morant Light N15E, altered course SW.

2.44am: Morant Light N30E, altered course S80W. Sighted 2 steamers bound South Westerly.

5.0am: Increased gradually to 84 Revs. 5.12am: Altered course N30W.

5.36am: Plum [Plumb] Point Light not sighted, altered course S30E.

5.48am: Altered course N30W. 5.57am: Plum Point Light House N41W, Conspicuous Red Cliff N19W, Yallah Point [Yallahs Point] N64E. Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

6.30am: Courses as Requisite for entering harbour.

7.0am: Stopped, hoisted out boats.

7.10am: Proceeded alongside Port Royal Coal Wharf.

8.0am: Secured alongside.

9.0am: Commenced coaling from Jetty (Native Labour).

10.10am: Collier “Newlyn” alongside.

11.0am: Commenced coaling from “Newlyn”.

11.30am: Diving party away diving for Gun Pedestal lost from SS “Waimana” [listed here].

pm: Coaling ship.

2.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

6.5pm: Completed with coal from Collier. Received 900 tons.

6.50pm: Collier cast off.

8.0pm: Diving Party Returned.

10.30pm: Steam Pinnace banked fire.

[Distance run through the Water: 192 miles]

[Draught: 24’ 4.5” Forward, 25’ 01” Aft]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 450 lbs, Vegetables Received: 900 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 756 + 900 = 1656 tons]


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22 December 1916

From Port Royal to Kingston or at Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79 [estimated]

4.30am: Picket Boat proceeded on Patrol.

5.30am: Spread fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.45am: Cast of from Coaling Jetty.

7.10am: Proceeded. Engines as Requisite for turning.

7.23am: Courses as Requisite for proceeding to Kingston.

8.3am: Came to Starboard anchor, 5 shackles in 7 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Royal Jamaica Yacht Club N67E, Electric Power Cable [?] N34E, Myrtle Bank Hotel Tower abeam Starboard N4W]

am: Carried out Saturday Routine [on this Friday]. Tested Life buoys - Correct.

11.0am: Diving Party proceeded to Port Royal, searching for Gun Pedestal.

1.0pm: Read Warrants No 301, 302, 303, 304, 305.

pm: Clean Ship.

4.0pm: Leave to Port Watch from 4pm to 7.30pm.

4.45pm: Diving Party Returned.

6.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to SS “Zylpha” [also listed here].

8.30pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

11.15pm: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Distance run through the Water: 6.0 miles]

[Vegetables Received: 4000 lbs]

[Draught: 26’ 8” Forward, 25’ 9” Aft]


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23 December 1916

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

4.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

6.45am: Diving Party proceeded to Port Royal.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Lifebuoys - Correct.

1.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch from 1.30 to 7.30pm. Leave to Boys to 5.30pm.

5.45pm: Diving Party Returned.

9.15pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 538 lbs, Vegetables Received: 3500 lbs]


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24 December 1916

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

9.30am: Torpedo Party laid telephone cable.

am: Divisions. Held Divine Services on board.

1.0pm: First Class Leave to Port Watch 1.30pm to 7.30pm. Leave to Boys to 5.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 85F, sea temperature 80F]


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25 December 1916

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

7.30am: Held Holy Communion Service [presumably to mark Christmas Day].

am: Divisions. Held Divine Services on board.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs]


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26 December 1916

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

8.45am: Discharged (lent) 4 Ratings to Port Royal Dockyard.

am: Divisions, Prayers. Boys at Rifle Drill. Divisional Drills. Training Classes under Instruction. Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital. Remainder employed as Requisite.

2.0pm: Training Classes under Instruction. Hands employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 7.30pm.

5.0pm: Landed bathing party.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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27 December 1916

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

6.40am: Stokers bathing party away. Boys and Training Classes away pulling.

8.30am: Discharged 6 Ratings to Port Royal Dockyard.

11.0am: 3 Ratings joined from Kingston Penitentiary (belonging to [HMS] “Berwick”).

4.0pm: First Class Leave to Port Watch to 7.30pm.

5.0pm: Landed bathing party.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 386 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1037 lbs]


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28 December 1916

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

4.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

5.45am: Divisional Drill. Training Classes under Instructions.

6.0am: Spread fires in Picket Boat. Stokers and Marines away pulling and bathing. Boys and Training Classes ditto.

8.30am: Mr Daniel J O’Leary, gunner, RN placed under arrest.

am: Clean Ship.

10.30am: Training Classes to Instruction. Remainder employed as Requisite. Lost overboard by accident one Diving Boot.

3.0pm: Discharged Sub Lieutenant Robbins RNR to Up Camp Hospital [Up Park Camp].

4.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 7.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 380 lbs]


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29 December 1916

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

6.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

am: Training Classes under Instruction. Swimming Class under Instruction. Remainder employed as Requisite.

pm: “G” and “T” [Gunnery and Torpedo] training classes under Examination. Boys under Instruction. Remainder as Requisite.

4.0pm: First Class Leave to Port Watch to 7.30pm.

5.0pm: Landed bathing party.


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30 December 1916

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Life buoys - Correct. Tested Downton Pumps - Correct. Torpedo Party away repairing Telephone Cable.

1.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 7.30pm, Boys to 5.30pm.

pm: Torpedo Party employed repairing Telephone Cable.

5.0pm: Landed Bathing Party.

[Fresh Beef Received: 379 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs]


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31 December 1916

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

4.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

9.0am: Landed Presbyterian Church Party.

10.0am: Divisions. Held Divine Services on board.

1.0pm: First Class leave to Port Watch to 7.30pm, Boys to 5.30.

pm: Torpedo Party employed repairing Telephone Cable.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.0pm: Landed Bathing Party.

6.0pm: Held Divine Services.

8.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Fresh Beef Received: 400 lbs]


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for January 1917. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log”; “a complete copy of” crossed through. Signed by Captain, as before]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers:


Barometer


Mercury or Aneroid:

Mercury

Name of Maker and number

Adie A326

Height of cistern above sea

14ft

Thermometers for Air Temperature

[as before]

Position in Ship

Outside X1 Casemate

Whether in screen

Yes

Maker and No

N&Z [Negretti and Zambra] 8479 Dry, 8480 Wet

Thermometer for Sea Temperature


Maker and No

Hicks A1659


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1 January 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

6.0am: Training Classes at Rifle Drill. Landed bathing parties. Remainder hands at Physical Drill.

am: Clean Ship.

11.15am: Paid Quarterly settlement.

1.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 7.30pm, Boys to 7.0pm.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

3.0pm: Landed band to attend Boy Scout Rally.

4.45pm: Landed Bathing Party.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs]


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2 January 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

6.0am: Special Ordinary Seamen at Rifle Drill. Stokers and Marines Boat Pulling and bathing. Divisional Drill. Remainder at Physical Drill.

am: Clean Ship. Discharged 1 Leading Stoker to “GSO” [General Service Office ?] Kingston for duties at W/T Station.

10.30am: Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed as Requisite.

11.0am: Mr O’Leary, Gunner released from “Arrest”.

4.0pm: First Class Leave to Port Watch to 7.30pm.

5.0pm: Landed bathing party.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 344 lbs]


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3 January 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

6.0am: Exercised General Drill. Let go Port anchor and Weighed by hand.

7.0am: Exercised Physical Drill.

am: Clean Ship.

10.30am: Swimming Class under Instruction. Training Classes under Instructions.

11.0am: Rigged Picket Boat with dropping-gear.

pm: Picket boat away - Running Torpedoes with dropping gear.

4.30pm: First Class leave to Starboard Watch to 7.30pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 392 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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4 January 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

6.0am: Training Classes to Instructions. Divisional Drill, Marines away pulling and bathing. Remainder at Physical Drill.

10.20am: Swimming Class under Instruction. Training Classes under Instructions. Provisioned Ship.

pm: Hands employed Provisioning Ship.

3.10pm: Collier “Hebburn” secured alongside.

4.0pm: First Class Leave to Port Watch to 7.30pm. Prepared for coaling.

5.0pm: Landed bathing party.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 410 lbs]

[Draught: Forward 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 8”]


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5 January 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

6.15am: Commenced coaling.

9.40am: Completed with coal. Received 234 tons.

10.5am: Collier “Hebburn” Cast off.

am: Clean Ship.

0.20pm: Provision Lighter alongside.

pm: Hands employed provisioning ship and cleaning ship. Lost overboard Crutches Boats 1 in No (Whaler).

4.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 7.30pm. Read Warrant No 308.

5.30pm: Watch employed stowing provisions.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 320 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs]

[Draught: Forward 26’ 6”, Aft 25’ 10.5”]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1451 + 234 = 1685 tons]


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6 January 1917

[year shown as 1916, in error]

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Lent 3 pounder pedestal to SS “Somers”. Tested Life buoys - Correct. Downtons - Correct.

1.30pm: First Class Leave to Port Watch to 7.30pm, Boys to 5.30.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

4.30pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 307, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314.

5.30pm: Landed bathing party.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 430 lbs]


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7 January 1917

[year shown as 1916, in error]

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

9.30am: Hands Mustered by Open List; Examined Parchment Certificates.

10.30am: Divisions, Prayers.

1.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 7.30pm, to Boys to 5.30pm.

5.0pm: Landed Bathing party.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs]


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8 January 1917

From Kingston to Patrol or at Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

6.0am: Exercised Divisional Drills. Hands away boat pulling and bathing. Training Classes under Instructions.

6.45am: Remainder hands at Physical Drill.

10.15am: Divisions, Prayers.

am: Training Classes under Instruction. Diving Party examining under-water fittings. Landed Swimming Class. Remainder hands employed as Requisite. Landed one 3 pounder gun, mounting, fittings and ammunition - 6 cases common and 1 case practice.

pm: Diving Party examining under-water fittings.

2.0pm: Prepared for sea.

4.30pm: Ratings lent to Port Royal Dockyard rejoined.

5.30pm: Shortened in. 5.45pm: Weighed. 5.50pm: Proceeded. Increased to 14 knots. Courses as Requisite.

6.40pm: Plum [Plumb] Point Light House abeam (NxE), 0.8 miles, altered course SE.

6.50pm: Commenced ZZ No 1.

8.15pm: Altered course N8E, ZZ No 1.

9.25pm: Sighted Morant Point Light N31E.

10.30pm: Morant Point Light abeam, 12 miles.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

Midnight: Negative ZZ, 10 knots.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 3135 lbs]

[Draught: Forward 26’ 7.5”, Aft 25’ 8”]


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9 January 1917

From Jamaica to Patrol

Lat 17.50, Long -73.87

1.45am: Sighted Large Steamer bound South Westerly.

2.30am: Altered course S80E.

3.45am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

8.0am: Sighted La Hotte Mountains [Massif de la Hotte] Bearing North Easterly.

9.0am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

am: Forecastlemen at Small Arm Drill. Exercised Control Parties. Training Classes under Instructions. Boats Crews to Signal Instructions. Remainder as Requisite.

1.0pm: Passed large steamer bound Westerly - Exercised Range-takers.

pm: Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder Watch employed as Requisite. Maintopmen of No 1 watch at Morris Tube Firing. Special 6 inch Guns Crews at Loader.

4.50pm: Quarters. Exercised General Drill - Close W/T Doors. Shift Heavy Weight (3pm) from Starboard to Port, Turn out Boats, and stations Abandon Ship.

11.25pm: Alta Vella Light N43E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 187 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Alta Vela 91 degrees - 126 miles]


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10 January 1917

From Jamaica to Patrol

Lat 17.55, Long -70.05

0.40am: Alta Vela Light abeam 20 miles, altered course N76E.

1.30am: Alta Vela Light abeam 18.5 miles.

7.0am: Mount Ocoa N4E, Mount Valdecia N18E.

8.0am: Altered course N73W. Investigated reason for flock of sea birds - shoal of fish.

8.30am: Resumed Course N76E.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Divisional Drills. Gun Layers at “Time on Aim”. Fore top men at Rifle Drill. Special First Aid men under Instruction. Training Classes under Instructions. Boats Crew at Signal Instruction.

11.56am: Mount Valdecia abeam 55 miles.

pm: Training Classes under Instructions. No 2 Watch at Morris Tube Firing. Remainder Watch employed as Requisite.

5.0pm: Quarters. Exercised General Drill - Prepare to be taken in tow.

7.30pm: Sighted steamer steering Easterly. 7.40pm: Sighted sail bound South Easterly.

8.14pm: Cana Light N34E. 8.20pm: Increased to 75 Revs. 8.30pm: Commenced ZZ No 2.

9.12pm: Cana Light abeam 10 miles. 9.30pm: Altered course N42E, ZZ No 2.

11.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

11.40pm: Monito Island S63E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 224 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cana Point Light 68 degrees - 92 miles]


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11 January 1917

From Jamaica to Patrol

Lat 19.58, Long -66.28

0.30am: Cape Engano Light N37W.

1.0am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

2.30am: Desecheo Island S53E.

4.0am: Negative ZZ. Reduced to 72 Revs.

6.15am: Sighted Norwegian Steamer “BLAAMYRA” [possibly the ship listed here, under “Ships built”] steering South South Easterly.

8.0am: Altered course S87E.

11.30am: Altered course N33E.

5.0pm: Quarters. Exercised General Drill. “Prepare to Tow”. Remainder hands at Physical Drill. Read Warrant No 315.

9.0pm: Deviation Observed 1 degree W: 20 36 N, 65 00 W: Variation 4 degrees W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 267 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Patrol]


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12 January 1917

From Jamaica to Patrol

Lat 21.59, Long -63.05

Midnight: Altered course N34E.

1.0am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

7.0am: Altered course S85E.

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.0am to 11.0am: Course made good S85E, 11 miles.

2.0pm: Altered course N37E.

5.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 116. Instruction in First Aid; Respirators - smoke helmet.

8.0pm: Altered course S83E.

9.0pm: Altered course N71E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 251 miles]

[Weather fine, though squally at times in middle of day, noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 76F]


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13 January 1917

From Jamaica to Patrol

Lat 23.62, Long -59.56

1.15am: Sighted sail Bearing S85E, Course South Westerly.

1.40am: Altered course S80E to clear Full Rigged Ship. 1.50am: Resumed Course N71E.

3.25am: Altered course S75E to clear 4 masted Full Rigged Ship. 3.40am: Resumed course N71E.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Downton Pumps - Correct.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

6.30pm: Deviation by Time Azimuth of Sirius 1 degree W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 243 miles]


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14 January 1917

From Jamaica to Patrol

Lat 25.81, Long -57.83

5.0am: Altered course N17W.

10.0am: Held Divine Services.

Noon: Altered course N10W.

1.30pm: Passed 3 Masted schooner steering SW.

2.45pm: Altered course SWxS. Increased 66 Revs.

3.15pm: Sighted schooner Bearing S.

4.0pm: Courses and speeds as Requisite for closing and examining American clipper “MARK PENDELTON” of New York.

5.0pm: Shaped Course N10W, 60 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 225 miles]


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15 January 1917

From Jamaica to Patrol and Jamaica

Lat 28.50, Long -59.17

3.0pm: Deviation by Time Azimuth 1.5 [degrees] E.

4.30pm: Exercised No 1 Platoon Landing with 48 hours stores and provisions.

10.0pm: Altered course S59W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 224 miles]


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16 January 1917

From Patrol to Jamaica

Lat 28.43, Long -62.08

1.0am: Observed Deviation 1 degree E.

3.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

7.10am: Sighted smoke to Southward. 7.15am: Increased 72 Revs, altered course S5W.

8.0am: Chase sighted - probably “Tank” steamer. Altered course S59W.

8.0am to 11.5am: Courses and speeds as Requisite for closing Oil Tanker SS “TRINCULO” - Glasgow - SE [?] Manta.

11.0am: Exercised 3 pounder Guns Crews at Floating Object. 11.5am: Course S59W, 62 Revs.

3.0pm: Worked up as Requisite to 84 Revs. 3.50pm: 84 Revs.

4.30pm: Exercised No 2 Platoon landing with 48 hours stores and provisions.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 248 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Turk Island Light House 229 degrees - 663 miles]


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17 January 1917

From Patrol to Jamaica

Lat 25.08, Long -66.90

6.0am: Deviation by star [symbol] Time Azimuth 1 degree East.

8.0am: Aired Bedding.

Noon: Altered course S50W, Increased 86 Revs.

pm: Training Classes under Instructions. Special Guns Crews at Loader. Remainder Watch employed as Requisite.

5.30pm: Exercised No 3 Platoon landing with 48 hours stores and provisions.

7.0pm: Deviation by Time Azimuth 2 degrees E.

[Course and Distance made good: 232 degrees - 330 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Turk Island Light House 226 degrees - 326 miles]


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18 January 1917

From Patrol to Jamaica

Lat 21.18, Long -71.36

9.0am: Grand Turk Light House S45W. 9.6am: Altered course S60W. 9.30am: Commenced ZZ [zigzag].

10.14am: Grand Turk Island Light House S62E, 4.5 miles, altered course S20W.

0.30pm: Negative ZZ, decreased to 84 Revs.

0.45pm: Commenced sounding 100 fathoms wire to endeavour [to] pick up shoal suspected in this vicinity.

1.30pm: Ceased sounding, altered course S72W, 84 Revs. Make and Mend Clothes.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 25 minutes.

5.15pm: Sighted Tortuga Island SWxS. Deviation by Setting Amplitude 2.25 degrees E, Variation 1 15 W.

7.30pm: Deviation by Pole Star [symbol] 3 degrees E.

9.0pm: Altered course S43W. Deviation by star Time Azimuth 2.5 degrees E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 350 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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19 January 1917

From Patrol to Jamaica or at Port Royal

Lat 17.90, Long -75.88

2.50am: Passed steamer bound NE.

4.0am: Sighted steamer bound North Westerly - Bearing NW.

5.50am: Sighted steamer bound South Westerly Bearing WSW. Sighted steamer bound North Easterly Bearing W.

6.0am: Sighted land S64E.

6.30am: Navassa Island South.

7.45am: Navassa Island S50E.

11.45am: Altered course S62W.

Noon: Yallahs hill W, NE End abeam Port N63W.

0.30pm: Commenced ZZ. 0.48pm: Morant Point Light House abeam (N28W), 8 miles.

1.0pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes. 1.5pm: Altered course WxS ZZ.

2.5pm: Plum [sic] Point Light House N53W.

2.15pm: Altered course WNW, ZZ. Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

3.0pm: Courses as Requisite for entering through Eastern Channel. Hands preparing for going alongside and for coaling.

3.50pm: Plum Point Light House Bearing NxE.

4.15pm: Engines as Requisite. Hoisted out boats off Port Royal.

4.20pm: Proceeded. Courses and speed as Requisite for going alongside Port Royal Coaling Wharf.

5.45pm: Secured alongside.

6.30pm: SS Hebburn, collier, secured alongside.

6.45pm: Commenced coaling from shore.

7.0pm: Picket Boat drew fires.

10.30pm: Ceased coaling for the night. Received 282 Tons.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 336 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Morant Point Light House West, 18 miles]

[Draught: 23’ 10” Forward, 24’ 5” Aft]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 427 + 282 = 709 tons]


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20 January 1917

From Port Royal to Kingston or at Kingston

Lat 17.94, Long -76.84 [estimated]

4.15am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

6.20am: Commenced coaling from shore, Native labour. 6.48am: Commenced coaling from “Hebburn”.

9.0am: Coaling Ship.

10.0am: Discharged 3 Ratings to Hospital.

pm: Coaling Ship.

2.0pm: Lieutenant Robbins RNR rejoined ship from Hospital.

3.30pm: Completed Coaling from Hebburn. 3.45pm: Completed coaling from shore. Received 997 tons.

3.55pm: “Hebburn” cast off.

5.20pm: Cast off. 5.45pm: Proceeded. Courses and speeds as Requisite for proceeding off Kingston.

6.30pm: Came to Starboard anchor, 5 shackles in 7 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Royal Jamaica Yacht Club abeam Port N67E, RMS [Royal Mail Shipping] Wharf abeam Port N10E, Railway Wharf abeam Starboard N61W]

pm: Lost overboard during coaling 3 coal bags. Clean Ship.

8.45pm: Steam Pinnace drew fires.

[Distance run through the Water: 62 miles]

[After Coaling Draught: 26’ 7.5” Forward, 25’ 10.5” Aft]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 700 lbs, Vegetables 6095 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 688 + 997 = 1685 tons]


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21 January 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.97, Long -76.82 [estimated]

4.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Clean Ship.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine [on this Sunday]. Tested Life buoys - Correct.

1.0pm: First Class Leave to Port Watch to 7.30pm, Boys to 5.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.0pm: Landed bathing party.

8.45pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Distance run through the Water: 5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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22 January 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.97, Long -76.82

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

pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship.

2.30pm: Received provisions.

3.45pm: Completed provisioning.

4.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch from 4.30 to 7.30pm. Read Warrants 317, 318, 319.

5.0pm: Landed Bathing party.

11.30pm: Picket Boat banked fires.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1120 lbs, Vegetables 2244 lbs]


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23 January 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.97, Long -76.82

am and pm: Hands employed Painting Ship.

10.30am: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

2.0pm: Oil lighter alongside.

4.30pm: First Class leave to Port Watch to 7.30pm.

5.15pm: Oil lighter cast off.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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24 January 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.97, Long -76.82

am: Hands employed painting ship.

pm: Hands employed Painting and as Requisite.

4.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch from 4.30 to 7.30pm, Boys to 8.0pm.

4.45pm: Landed bathing party.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 720 lbs]


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25 January 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.97, Long -76.82

6.0am: Training Classes to Instructions. Divisional Drill. Starboard Watch Boat Pulling and Bathing. Remainder at Physical Drill.

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers. Discharged 1 Rating to W/T Station.

10.45am: Training Classes to Instruction. Remainder employed as Requisite. Non-swimmers under Instruction.

1.0pm: Torpedo Party employed running telephone cable.

2.15pm: Hands employed Painting and as Requisite.

4.0pm: First Class Leave to Port Watch to 7.30pm

4.30pm: Quarters. Read Warrants No 320, 321.

4.45pm: Landed Bathing Party.

7.45pm: Received 33 bags of Mail in bad condition.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 1448 lbs]


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26 January 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.97, Long -76.82

6.0am: Exercised General Quarters.

am: Clean Ship. Boys under Instruction. Non Swimmers under Instruction. Torpedo Party employed re-laying Telephone Cable. Remainder hands employed as Requisite.

pm: Hands employed as Requisite. Divers employed scraping bottom of SS Zylpha.

4.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 7.30pm.

5.30pm: Landed Bathing Party.

6.30pm: Diving party Returned.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 380 lbs]


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27 January 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.97, Long -76.82

6.45am: Divers employed scraping bottom of SS “Zylpha”.

am: Aired Night Clothing. Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Life Buoys - Correct.

11.55am: Dutch Cruiser “Holland” [listed here] arrived.

0.40pm: Captain of the “Holland” visited ship.

1.0pm: First Class Leave to Port Watch to 7.30pm, Boys to 5.30pm.

pm: Hand Make and Mend Clothes.

5.0pm: Landed Bathing Party.

6.40pm: Diving party Returned.

7.15pm: Picket Boat proceeded on Patrol.

11.15pm: Picket Boat returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 366 lbs]


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28 January 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.97, Long -76.82

6.40am: Diving Party employed scraping bottom of SS “Zylpha”.

8.30am: Landed Ships Company to attend Divine Service Ashore.

11.0am: Diving Party Returned.

1.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 7.30pm, Boys to 5.0.

4.0pm: Quarters. Let go Port anchor veered to 1 shackle.

4.15pm: Landed bathing party.

5.0pm: Furled awnings for coaling.

7.0pm: Picket Boat proceeded on Patrol.

11.55pm: Picket Boat returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 414 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 82F, sea temperature 78F]


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29 January 1917

From Kingston to Patrol or at Kingston

Lat 17.97, Long -76.82

6.0am: Prepared for Coaling.

6.40am: Collier “Maston” [listed here for August 1917] alongside. Tested coaling gear - Correct.

7.0am: HMS “Isis” arrived.

8.20am: Commenced Coaling.

9.50am: Completed with coal. Received 144 tons.

10.0am: “Maston” cast off.

11.30am: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital. Clean Ship.

0.30pm: Lighter with Provisions alongside. Hands employed Provisioning Ship, Cleaning Ship and Preparing for sea.

2.30pm: 11 Ratings joined from “Isis”.

3.0pm: Completed Provisioning.

3.45pm: Dutch cruiser “Holland” sailed.

4.30pm: Weighed Port anchor, shortened in to 2 shackles on Starboard.

5.45pm: Weighed and turned.

5.50pm: Proceeded. Courses as Requisite, 12 knots.

6.35pm: Increased to 84 Revs.

6.45pm: Plum [Plumb] Point Light House abeam (NxE), 0.75 miles, altered course S50E.

6.50pm: Commenced ZZ No 1.

7.50pm: Altered course East, ZZ No 1.

8.44pm: Morant Point Light N45E.

9.44pm: Morant Point Light N13E.

10.0pm: Morant Point Light N2E. Altered course N80E, ZZ.

11.35pm: Morant Point Light N58W.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 372 lbs, Vegetables 1746 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 144 + 1491 = 1635 tons]

[Draught: 26’ 7.5” Forward, 26’ 3” Aft]


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30 January 1917

From Jamaica to Patrol

Lat 17.51, Long -73.87

1.20am: Altered course S30E, negative ZZ.

1.30am: Deviation by Pole star [symbol] 0.25 degrees E, Variation 1 degree E: 17 48 N, 75 40 W.

2.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

5.0am: Passed Steamer, Course Southerly.

5.45am: Sighted Cape Tiburnon to Northward.

7.0am: 4178 ft Peak N31E.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine [on this Tuesday].

10.50am: Tested Downtons - correct.

11.0am: Exercised Range Takers.

pm: Boys at School. Watch employed as Requisite.

3.30pm: Sighted 3 masted schooner bound West. Sighted 3 masted barque bound West.

5.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Physical Drill. Read Warrant No 320.

11.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 188 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Alta Vela Light 91 degrees - 127 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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31 January 1917

From Jamaica to Patrol

Lat 17.47, Long -70.24

0.40am: Alta Vela Light N40E.

1.47am: Alta Vela Light abeam 20 miles, altered course N76E.

2.0am: Put clock on 20 minutes.

6.15am: Landed [sic] Bearing NExN.

6.35am: Deviation by Rising Amplitude 0.75 degrees E, Variation 0 30 W,

7.20am: Mount Ocoa N13.5E.

9.10am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Divisional Drill.

am: Training Classes under Instructions. No II watch Stokers at Rifle Drill. No IV Section of No II Platoon at Machine Gun Drill. First Part No I watch at Signal Instruction.

9.25am: Mount Ocoa N0.5E, 76 miles [?].

1.0pm: Altered course N72E.

4.30pm: Quarters - mustered swimming belts and identity discs.

8.0pm: Altered course N80E.

10.40pm: Cana Point Light N26E.

11.0pm: Cana Point Light N10E. Commenced ZZ No 1.

Midnight: Altered course N33E, ZZ No 1.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 214 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cana Point 68.5 [degrees] - 115 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Log (“Copy of” crossed through); “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through). Signed by Captain, as before]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as previous month]


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1 February 1917

From Jamaica to Patrol

Lat 19.65, Long -67.37

[Set SSW 1.8 knots - Mona Passage]

2.25am: Engano Light N21W.

2.54am: Mona Light S45E.

3.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew. 3.35am: Engano Light abeam 17 miles.

5.0am: Negative ZZ.

5.45am: Sighted Desecheo Island S44E.

6.0am: Sighted 4 masted schooner bound East.

6.45am: Desecheo Island S22E.

8.10am: Sighted Steamer to South Eastward, altered course as Requisite to close and examine American SS “BERWIND” bound North to Boston.

9.0am: Proceeded 10 miles to Eastward of “BERWIND”.

10.15am: Altered course N.

am: Divisional Drill. Training Classes to Instructions, First Watch Stokers at Rifle Drill, Fourth Section No 2 Platoon at Machine Gun Drill, First Part No 2 Watch at Signal Instructions. Remainder as Requisite.

Noon: Altered course NxW.

4.0pm: Altered course N41E.

5.0pm: Paid Monthly Money.

6.30pm: Deviation by Setting Amplitude: Nil.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 227 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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2 February 1917

From Jamaica to Patrol

Lat 23.00, Long -67.23

1.30am: Altered course N14W. Deviation by Pole Star 1.75 [degrees] E.

4.30am: Deviation by Pole Star [symbol] 2 degrees E.

am: Clear for Action. Exercised General Quarters.

10.0am to 11.0am: Courses various as Requisite. 11.0am: Resumed Course N14W.

am: First Part No 3 watch at Signal Instruction. Remainder employed as Requisite.

1.0pm: Altered course NNW.

5.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

10.45pm: Altered course NW. 11.0pm: Altered course N11W, ZZ No 2.

11.30pm: Altered course S76W, Negative ZZ.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 235 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Patrol]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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3 February 1917

From Jamaica to Patrol and Jamaica

Lat 26.46, Long -67.98

1.0am: Altered course N11W.

5.30am: Secured for Heavy Weather.

6.0am: Altered course N15E.

8.0am: Altered course North.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

0.15pm - 1.30pm: Chased, closed and signalled American SS “BERWIND”.

[Changes of course and speed from 0.15pm to 2.0pm]

3.0pm: Altered course WNW, 60 Revs.

4.10pm: Sighted schooner SW Steering East South Easterly, altered course as Requisite to close and examine American 3 masted Schooner “Sedgwick” of NY. Increased 12 knots.

5.5pm: Altered course WxN, 60 Revs.

5.30pm: Altered course North. 5.50pm: Altered course S27W. Maximum Roll Observed: 18 degrees Port, 20 degrees Starboard.

[Course and Distance made good: 349 degrees - 215 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Squally wind, mostly north westerly, force 4-5 to 6-7 in am, force 7 in early pm, gradually reducing in late pm, to force 4 at midnight. Sea state rough from 4am, with heavy swell in pm. Noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 70F]


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4 February 1917

From Patrol to Jamaica

Lat 23.80, Long -69.85

10.15am: Sighted Schooner to South Westward.

[Numerous changes of speed and course from 10.20am to 11.45am]

11.50am: Altered course S35W. Examined American 3 Masted Schooner “Thomas L James”, NY.

Noon: Altered course S25W.

2.0pm: Observed deviation 2 [degrees] E.

10.0pm: Deviation by Pole Star 2.25 E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 245 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Turk Island Light House 207 degrees - 156 miles]

[Currents in the 24 hours ending at Noon: Wind, Weather and Chasing]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Weather squally and wet in early am, then fine, relatively light wind though NW swell, heavy in am. Noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 74F]


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5 February 1917

From Patrol to Jamaica

Lat 20.55, Long -72.36

0.20am: Grand Turk Island Light House S22W. 0.55am: Altered course S50W.

2.10am: Grand Turk Island Light abeam 7 miles, altered course S18W.

2.25am: Salt Cay Light S6E.

3.36am: Salt Cay Light abeam 5.5 miles.

6.0am: Altered course S61W.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Boys and Stokers at Rifle Drill. Divisional Drill. Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed as Requisite.

9.15am: Sighted land to Southward.

11.30am: Second Part No 3 watch at Signal Instruction.

Noon: Mount Piton S23W, 2340 ft Peak S16E.

1.0pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes.

3.0pm: Mount Piton S30E.

4.0pm: Mount Piton S50E.

5.0pm: Altered course S48W.

6.30pm: Commenced ZZ No 2.

9.0pm: Negative ZZ.

9.45pm: Sighted steamer SxW steering WNW.

10.30pm: Steamer, 1 funnel 4 masts passed to Westward.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 258 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape St Nicholas 253 degrees - 68 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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6 February 1917

From Patrol to Kingston or at Kingston

Lat 17.89, Long -76.00

3.40am: Large “tramp” steamer S0.5W steering North Westerly.

5.30am: Observed deviation 2 degrees E by Moon Time Azimuth.

5.33am: Navassa Island S23E.

6.0am: Navassa Island abeam 14 miles.

7.0am: Passed steamer bound N.

8.0am: Sighted Blue Mountains SW by W.

am: No 3 watch of Stokers at Rifle Drill. Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed as Requisite.

10.40am: Stopped, dropped target. 11.0am: Target capsized.

11.5am: Proceeded Course S45W, 72 Revs.

Noon: Yallahs Hill West, Morant Point Light House N80W, abeam Port NE End N53W.

0.38pm: Morant Point Light House abeam 9 miles.

1.5pm: Altered course West.

2.0pm: Stopped, dropped target. Exercised General Quarters, proceeded Courses as Requisite for carrying out controlled fire from .303 and 1 inch aiming rifles.

3.15pm: Completed practice, proceeded Course WxN, 84 Revs.

3.30pm: Exchanged Challenge with PWSS [Port War Signal Station].

4.0pm: Altered course NExW. 4.10pm: Plum [sic] Point Light House N51W.

4.30pm: Commenced ZZ as Requisite.

5.0pm: Read Warrant No 324. Mr O’Leary Gunner placed under arrest to await trial by Court Martial.

5.10pm: Courses as Requisite for entering harbour. 5.15pm: Plum Point abeam 0.7 miles.

5.45pm: Entered Ship Channel. 5.50pm: Speed as Requisite.

6.0pm: Proceeded alongside No 3 wharf Eastern Side.

6.40pm: Secured. 6.45pm: Hoisted out and armed Steam Pinnace.

8.30pm: Steam Pinnace proceeded to Patrol Ship Channel.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 255 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Morant Point Light House 277 degrees - 11.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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7 February 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.98, Long -76.83 [estimated]

4.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

6.30am: Commenced Coaling from Shore - Native labour.

9.0am: Landed working party for sand - first cutter.

am and pm: Hands employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 7.30pm.

6.0pm: Steam Pinnace drew fires.

9.0pm: Banked fires in Picket Boat.

9.30pm: Ceased coaling for the night. Received 597 Tons.

[Distance run through the Water: 75 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Draught: Forward 24’ 11”, Aft 25’ 1.5”]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 705 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 883 + 597 = 1480 tons]

[Weather fine and calm, noon temperature 84F, sea temperature 80F]


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8 February 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.98, Long -76.83

6.0am: Resumed Coaling, Native Labour.

7.0am: Hands employed striking down coal and as Requisite.

9.30am: Court Martial assembled for trial of Mr O’Leary, Gunner.

10.30am: Court Martial dissolved.

am: Hands employed Provisioning and as Requisite.

Noon: Completed with Coal. Received [blank] tons.

1.0pm: Discharged Mr Hunter, Signal Boatswain; Mr O’Leary, Gunner and 7 Ratings to “Isis”.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.0pm: First Class Leave to Port Watch to 7.30pm.

5.55pm: “Isis” sailed.

7.30pm: Banked fires in Picket Boat.

9.0pm: Steam Pinnace proceeded on Ship Channel Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 800 lbs, Vegetables 2814 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: [Blank]]

[Draught after Coaling: Forward 26’ 4”, Aft 25’ 9.5”]


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9 February 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79 [estimated]

6.30am: Steam Pinnace returned.

6.35am: Cast off from No 3 Wharf. Courses and Speeds as Requisite for anchoring off Market Pier.

7.5am: Came to Port anchor and moored 5 shackles on each in 8 fathoms.

[First anchor: Yacht Club N72.5E, Market Pier Station N10E]

[Second anchor: Yacht Club N68E, RMSP and Co Flag Staff N12E]

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Drew fires in Steam Pinnace. Torpedo Party laid Telephone Cable.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

9.0pm: Picket Boat proceeded on Ship Channel Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 389 lbs]

[Draught: Forward 26’ 6”, Aft 25’ 8”]


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10 February 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

6.30am: Picket Boat Returned.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Life-buoys - Correct.

1.0pm: Special Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, to Boys to 6.30pm.

2.30pm: Read Warrants Nos 325, 326.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 327.

10.0pm: Picket Boat proceeded on Ship Channel Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 3483 lbs]


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11 February 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

6.45am: Picket Boat Returned.

am: Divisions. Held Divine Services on board.

1.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 7.30pm, Boys to 5.30pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

10.30pm: Picket Boat proceeded on Ship Channel Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs]


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12 February 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

7.0am: Diving party proceeded to SS “ZYLPHA”.

am: Tested Carley Floats, hands employed as Requisite. Swimming Class under Instruction.

2.0pm: Discharged two ERA’s to the “Penitentiary”.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 328.

4.30pm: First Class Leave to Port Watch to 7.30pm.

4.45pm: Landed Swimming Party.

6.15pm: Diving Party returned.

9.0pm: Held Concert on Quarter Deck.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 440 lbs]


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13 February 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

6.15am: Landed Marine Detachment for Route March.

7.0am: Diving Party proceeded to SS “ZYLPHA”.

9.0am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

am: 2 Ratings joined from “Penitentiary” for “Berwick”. Hands employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm.

5.0pm: Landed Bathing Party.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 1035 lbs]


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14 February 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

6.15am: Landed Nos 1, 2 and 3 platoons for Route March.

7.0am: Diving party proceeded to SS “ZYLPHA”.

am: Landed Swimming Party. Exercised Bomb throwing from Ship. Hands employed as Requisite.

pm: Hands employed Cleaning and Painting.

4.30pm: First Class Leave to Port Watch to 9.30pm.

5.30pm: Landed Bathing Party.

6.0pm: Diving Party Returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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15 February 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

7.0am: Diving party proceeded to SS “ZYLPHA”.

am: Ordinary Seamen employed in laying out kedge anchor to SS “ZYLPHA”. Remainder employed embarking flour and as Requisite.

11.30am: Discharged 2 Ratings to Hospital.

pm: Training Classes at Instructions. Landed Rifle Team. Hands employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm. Quarters.

5.0pm: Landed bathing party. Diving Party Returned.

6.30pm: Torpedo Party employed repairing Telephone Cable.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 84F, sea temperature 78F]


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16 February 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

7.0am: Diving party proceeded to SS “ZYLPHA”.

am: Divisions, Prayers. Exercised Clear Ship for Action. General Quarters.

10.50am: Hands employed as Requisite. Training Classes at Instructions.

2.0pm: 1 Ratings rejoined ship from Hospital. Discharged 1 case of clothing to The Naval Agent.

4.0pm: First Class Leave to Port Watch to 7am.

4.30pm: Landed Bathing Party.

5.50pm: Diving Party Returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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17 February 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

7.0am: Diving Party proceeded to “ZYLPHA”.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Life buoy - Correct.

11.0am: Read Warrant No 238 [presumably a mistake - given other recent Warrant Numbers]. Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

1.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, Boys to 6.30pm.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

5.30pm: Diving Party Returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 1712 lbs]


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18 February 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

7.0am: Diving Party proceeded to “ZYLPHA”.

8.30am: Landed RC Church Party.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Landed Wesleyans and Presbyterians. Held Divine Service.

11.0am: Diving Party Returned.

1.0pm: First Class Leave to Port Watch to 9.30pm, Boys to 6.30.

[Number on sick list: 13]


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19 February 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

6.0am: Weighed Kedge anchor Laid out from “ZYLPHA”.

8.0am: French Cruiser Jeanne d’Arc flying flag of Contre Amiral [Rear Admiral] Grasset arrived.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Diving party employed examining Ship’s Bottom. Training Classes at Instructions. Swimming Class under Instruction. Remainder employed as Requisite.

3.10pm: Admiral Grasset visited ship.

4.30pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm. 5.0pm: Landed Bathing Party.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 395 lbs]


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20 February 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

6.15am: Landed Marines for Route March.

9.10am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

am: Forecastlemen at Small Arm Drill. Divisional Drill. Non-Swimmers under Instruction. Remainder employed as Requisite.

4.30pm: First Class Leave to Port Watch to 9.30pm.

5.30pm: Landed Bathing Party.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 2067 lbs]


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21 February 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

6.15am: Landed Nos 1, 2 and 3 Platoons for Route March and Drill.

10.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.30am: Non Swimmers under Instruction.

2.0pm: Second and Fourth Cutters Exercised under oars and sails. Remainder employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm.

5.0pm: Landed Bathing Party.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 411 lbs]


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22 February 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

6.30am: French Cruiser “Jean D’Arc” [Jeanne d’Arc] proceeded to Port Royal coal wharf.

9.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.30am: Exercised Clear Ship for Action. General Quarters.

11.0am: Prepared boats for sailing exercises.

pm: Exercised Boats under Sail. Remainder employed preparing for coaling.

2.20pm: French Cruiser “Jean D’Arc” [sic] sailed.

2.30pm: “Collier Marsden” alongside.

4.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm.

7.15pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 383 lbs]


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23 February 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

6.15am: Tested Coaling Gear - Correct. Commenced Coaling.

10.0am: Completed with coal. Received [blank] tons.

10.23am: Collier cast off.

am: Hands employed striking down coal and cleaning ship.

pm: Cleaning Ship.

3.0pm: 1 Rating rejoined ship from Hospital.

4.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am. Men under 20 years to 9.30pm.

5.30pm: Landed Bathing Party.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 420 lbs, Vegetables 2100 lbs]

[After Coaling Draught: 26’ 6.5” Forward, 25’ 9” Aft]

[Fuel Remaining: [blank]]


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24 February 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Life buoys - Correct. Read Warrant No 328.

1.0pm: First Class leave to Port Watch to 7am, Men Under 20 years to 9.30pm, Boys to 6.30pm.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 20]


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25 February 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

8.30am: Landed RC Church Party.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.15am: Landed Wesleyans and Presbyterians.

11.0am: Held Divine Service.

1.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm, Boys to 6.30pm.

5.0pm: Landed Bathing Party.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs]


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26 February 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

6.0am: Discharged 8 Ratings temporarily to “Port Royal”.

am: Ordinary Seamen away Boat Pulling. Training Classes under Instruction. Divisional Drill. Foretopmen at Rifle Drill. Discharged: 450 lbs biscuit, 450 lbs preserved Meat to Steam Yacht “Warrior”.

pm: Training Classes under Instructions. Boats exercised under sail. Remainder employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: First Class Leave to Port Watch to 9.30pm.

5.0pm: Landed Bathing Party.

7.0pm: 2 Ratings rejoined from Hospital.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 2079 lbs]


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27 February 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

6.0am: Landed Marines for drill.

am: Landed Working Party for Naval Agents Office. Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Training Classes under Instructions. Oiled down Main Derrick Topping Lift Purchase. Remainder employed as Requisite.

pm: Hands employed Provisioning Ship. Sent Boatswain’s Party to Port Royal.

4.0pm: First Class leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm.

4.30pm: Completed Provisioning.

8.0pm: Boatswain’s Party Returned.

[Number on sick list: 13]


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28 February 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

6.0am: Landed Nos 1, 2 and 3 Platoons for Drill and Route March.

am: Hands employed Provisioning Ship and as Requisite.

2.0pm: Provision Lighter cast off.

pm: Hands employed cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

4.0pm: First Class Leave to Port Watch to 9.30pm.

5.0pm: Landed Swimming Party.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Vegetables 2608 lbs]


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for March 1917]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Captain, as before and by PA Adams, Assistant Navigating Officer]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 March 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

8.30am: Landed Carpenters and working party for Naval Agents Office. Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

am: Picket Boat away with Dropping Gear, running Torpedoes. Hands employed preparing boats for sailing and as Requisite. Paid Monthly money.

pm: Exercised Boats under sail. Remainder hands employed as Requisite. Landed Carpenter and working party for Naval Agents Office. Boys under Instructions.

4.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm.

4.30pm: Landed Bathing Party.

8.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1635 tons]

[Showers through middle of day, otherwise fine, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 78F]


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2 March 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

6.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.0am: Landed Carpenters and Working Party for Navel Agents Office.

am: Exercised Clear Ship for Action. General Quarters. Hands employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: First Class Leave to Port Watch to 7am, Men under 20 to 9.30pm.

8.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 15]


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3 March 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Life-buoys - Correct.

1.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, to Boys and Men under 20 to 11.15pm.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 328 and 329.

5.0pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Hospital.

[Number on sick list: 16]


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4 March 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

8.30am: Landed RC Church Party.

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Patrol.

10.30am: Divine Service. HM Transport Magdalena sent church party to attend

1.0pm: First Class Leave to Port Watch to 9.30pm.

4.30pm: Lent 9 Ratings to Steam Yacht “Warrior”. Lieutenant Hudson RNR lent to “Warrior”.

[Number on sick list: 16]


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5 March 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

6.0am: Stokers exercised Boat Pulling. Lent 9 Ratings to Port Royal.

8.0am: HMS “Carnarvon” arrived.

11.0am: Temporary Surgeon Blanford RN discharged to Hospital.

1.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch from 4pm to 9.30pm. Discharged 1 Rating (Lent) to “Warrior”.

pm: Hands employed getting in stores and preparing for sea.

4.0pm: 9 Ratings rejoined from Port Royal. 1 Quartermaster Sergeant AOC [Army Ordnance Corps] embarked for passage.

5.30pm: Exchanged 1 Rating with “Carnarvon”. Received Engineer’s Stores (Oil for Transit).

[Number on sick list: 10]


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6 March 1917

From Jamaica to Bermuda or at Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.79

6.30am: Furled Quarterdeck Awning.

8.30am: Hands employed getting in Provisions, preparing for sea and as Requisite.

am: The following Officers joined ship from HMS “Carnarvon”: Mr Allen, Naval Instructor RN, Mr Creery Midshipman, Mr Barnes Midshipmen, Mr Grant Midshipman, Mr Musgrave Midshipman, Mr Hope Midshipman, Mr Gow Midshipman, Mr Donald Midshipman, Mr Thompson Midshipman [all Midshipmen RCN (Royal Canadian Navy), from reference to log of HMS Carnarvon for this date].

10.0am: Unmoored, weighed Starboard anchor.

10.30am: Steam Yacht Warrior sailed.

10.45am: Shortened in to 4 shackles on Port anchor.

11.15am: “Carnarvon” took over duties of SNO West Indies.

11.48am: Weighed and turned.

Noon: Proceeded. Course as Requisite, worked up to 14 knots.

0.45pm: Plum [Plumb] Point Light House abeam 0.7 miles, altered course S60E, 84 Revs.

1.0pm: Commenced ZZ No 1. 2.0pm: Ceased ZZ No 1.

2.30pm: Altered course East.

3.0pm: Morant Point Light House N42E.

3.50pm: Morant Point Light abeam 10.5 miles. 4.0pm: Altered course N43E.

4.50pm: Altered course N35E to close “Warrior”.

5.50pm: Course N43E.

6.45pm: 75 Revs. “Warrior” took station 3 cables astern.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Draught: 26’ 3” Forward, 25’ 6” Aft]


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7 March 1917

From Jamaica to Bermuda

Lat 20.45, Long -73.53

2.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

2.30am: Sighted Steamer Bearing E bound to South Westward.

4.30am: Sighted steamer Bearing S86E bound N.

5.40am: Sighted land to Eastward. 6.0am: Sighted land NNW.

6.40am: Sighted large “tramp” Bearing N10W, bound South Westerly.

7.0am: Reduced to 66 Revs. Commenced ZZ No 1.

8.0am: Commenced ZZ No 2.

8.20am: Peal Point S62E. Cape Maysi [Cabo Maysi, Cuba] N33W.

9.18am: Cape Maysi Light House N59W.

11.0am: Altered course N50E. Ceased ZZ.

2.20pm: Sighted land to North.

3.8pm: Lantern Head N49W, 30 ft Islet N17W: Great Inagua Island.

3.15pm: Altered course N27E.

4.50pm: Quarters. Exercised Collision and Grounding stations; shifted weights to counteract List.

5.30pm: Sighted Steamer NxE steering SSW.

5.45pm: Sighted Little Inagua Island NxW.

10.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

11.0pm: Altered course N39E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 270 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: SE Point Great Inagua Island 34 degrees, 38 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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8 March 1917

From Jamaica to Bermuda

Lat 24.0, Long -71.0

7.30am: Altered course as Requisite to “open” Warrior”, 78 Revs.

10.0am: Exercised General Quarters. Courses and speeds as Requisite.

[As Requisite for Rate of Change Exercise, Mean Course MG [Made Good] N38E, 12 knots]

11.0am: Training Classes under Instructions. First Part No 3 Watch at Signal Instruction. Remainder employed as Requisite.

1.0pm: Resumed Station ahead of “Warrior”. Course N38E, 76 Revs.

5.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants No 332, 333, 334 and Articles of War. Exercised Physical Drill.

6.10pm: Burnt Searchlights. Exercised Searchlight Control.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 265 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St [?] Gibbs Hill Light House 33.5 degrees - 587 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Weather fine in am, overcast in pm, noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 74F]


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9 March 1917

From Jamaica to Bermuda

Lat 28.0, Long -68.0

1.40am: Put clocks on 40 minutes.

7.5am: Altered course N28E, 80 Revs. Opened out from “Warrior” for Control Exercises.

10.0am: Courses as Requisite for carrying out Control Drill, Alternative Steering etc. Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed as Requisite.

10.30am: Resumed Course N38E, 79 Revs.

11.30am: First Part No 1 Watch at Signal Instruction.

1.0pm: Altered course N46E.

pm: Training Classes under Instructions. Special 6 inch Guns Crews at Time on Aim Drill. Remainder employed as Requisite. Optional Morris Tube Rifle Practice.

4.5pm: Altered course N51E, closed Warrior.

4.40pm: Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations. Officers at Revolver Practice.

5.32pm: Altered course N46E.

[Course and Distance made good: 32.5 degrees - 286 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Gibbs Hill 35 degrees - 304 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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10 March 1917

From Jamaica to Bermuda

Lat 32.25, Long -64.67 [rough estimate]

6.30am: Observed deviation 0.25 degrees W, Variation 9 degrees W, Ship’s Head N46E.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

11.30am: Gibbs Hill Light House N6E.

0.45pm: St Davids Light House N8E. “Warrior” hoisted White Ensign.

2.10pm: Commenced ZZ No 1. Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

2.20pm: Courses as Requisite for Entering Ship Channel.

2.30pm: “Warrior” parted company. 2.40pm: Entered Ship Channel.

3.45pm: Speeds as Requisite. 3.53pm: Came to Starboard anchor, 5 shackles in “D” berth.

[Anchor Bearings: Ireland Island Flagstaff N63W, Abeam Starboard Breakwater S53W, Dockyard Church S73W]

4.10pm: “Warrior” proceeded into N Basin.

5.30pm: Discharged 1 Quartermaster Sergeant AOC to shore (borne for passage).

7.30pm: Banked fires in Picket Boat.

8.30pm: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Distance run through the Water: 290.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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11 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83 [estimated]

6.0am: Spread fires in Steam Pinnace and Picket Boat.

8.30am: RC Church Party.

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

1.0pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 10pm, Boys to 6pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

10.45pm: Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace banked fires.

[Distance run through the Water: 45.0 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs]

[Draught: Forward 25’ 3”, Aft 25’ 1”]


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12 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

6.0am: Spread fires in Steam Pinnace and Picket Boat.

8.30am: Divisions, Prayers.

am: Hands employed scraping and painting and as Requisite. Training Classes under Instructions.

pm: 1 Rating joined from Eastney Barracks.

1.40pm: HMS “Isis” arrived.

3.0pm: Lieutenant Hudson RNR and 4 Ratings rejoined from “Warrior”.

6.0pm: First Class Leave to Port Watch from 6pm to 10pm.

8.0pm: Lost overboard from Picket Boat Port Bow Light.

10.45pm: Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace proceeded into camber for night.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs]

[Wind mostly westerly or north westerly, force 3 or 4 until 7pm, then mostly force 4-5. Weather fine until late pm, noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 66F]


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13 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84 [estimated]

5.0am: Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace returned to ship.

7.30am: SS “Caraquet” arrived and boarded by “Roxburgh” OOG [Officer of Guard].

11.20am: Shortened in to 3 shackles. 11.40am: Weighed and proceeded into S Basin. Courses and speeds as Requisite.

0.15pm: Secured alongside S Basin.

1.25pm: 2 Ratings discharged to “Warrior”. Training Classes under Instruction. Hands employed Refitting Ship.

4.30pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, Men under 20 to 10pm.

7.0pm: “Canteen” leave to second and third parts of Port Watch to 10pm.

7.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Draught: Forward 24’ 82, Aft 24’ 9”]


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14 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

6.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

9.0am: Hands employed Refitting. Party with Dockyard sail maker on Sails and canvas gear.

10.15am: “Caesar” sailed.

am: Electrical rewiring, repairing cutters and launch. Training Classes under Instruction. Scraping and red leading on upper deck and booms. Refitting guys and wire gear.

pm: Hands employed Refitting. Took down main derrick blocks, Dismounted 6 inch guns. Training Classes under Instructions in rifle drill and seamanship, overhauling WCs.

4.30pm: First Class [Leave] Port Watch to 7am, Men under 20, 10pm.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

6.30pm: Canteen Leave to second and third parts of Starboard Watch to 10pm.

9.0pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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15 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

am: Hands employed Refitting. Training Classes under Instructions in rifle drill and Seamanship. Repairing sails and canvas gear, Electrical rewiring, scraping and red-leading Upper Deck and Booms, repairing cutters, overhauling Main Derrick blocks, Refitting rigging. Dismounting 6 inch guns, Preparing Stn [?] MD [Main or Mess Deck] for Corticene.

1.30pm: Discharged 6 Ratings to RN Hospital.

pm: Training Classes under Instructions. Hands employed Refitting.

4.45pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, Men under 20 to 10pm.

5.30pm: Read Warrant No 335. Exercised Fire Stations.


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16 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

am: Training Classes under Instructions in 3 pounder [?] deflection teacher and seamanship. Acting Gun Layers at Deflection Teacher. Discharged 7 Ratings to SS “Chignecto” [listed here as Segura (1)] for passage. Hands employed Refitting as yesterday.

0.30pm: “Caesar” arrived.

pm: Training Classes under Instructions. Hands employed Refitting. Hauled up Picket boat and sailing pinnace on slips.

5.15pm: First Class Leave to Port Watch to 7.30am, Men under 20 to 10.0pm.

6.30pm: “Canteen” leave to first and second Starboard Watch to 10pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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17 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

am: Carried out Saturday routine. Discharged 1 Bandsman to hospital.

1.0pm: First Class leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, Men under 20 to 11pm, Boys till 6pm.

6.0pm: Engineer Lieutenant Pibworth discharged to RN Hospital.

6.30pm: 1 Leading stoker, 4 stokers returned from Hospital.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Squally in early am, fine later, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 64F]


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18 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

am: Landed Presbyterian Church party. Landed Wesleyan Church party. Landed RC Church party.

10.0am: Divisions. Held divine Service.

1.0pm: First Class leave to Port Watch till 7am, Boys till 5.30pm.

5.0pm: Exercised fire stations.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Wind increasing in pm, south westerly force 6 from 9pm, with rain or drizzle]


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19 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

8.30am: 1 Leading seaman discharged to “Warrior”. Hands employed refitting ship.

am: Training classes to instructions, ammunition instruction and seamanship. Repairing Picket boat and cutters first and fourth, Electrical rewiring, getting out motors, dismounting 6 inch guns, Refitting, wires, rope gear, Etc, scraping and red leading on Upper Deck, preparing A shelter deck for cortecine [corticine], Cleaning Fresh Water Tanks. Sailmaker on canvas gear.

1.0pm: Boatswain’s party left ship to shift “Warrior”.

pm: Hands employed refitting. Clearing “Warrior’s” cable lockers.

5.15pm: First Class leave granted to Starboard Watch till 7am, Men under 20 till 11 pm, Boys till 6pm.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Squally south westerly then north westerly wind force 5-6 to 8 during day, with showers]


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20 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

6.45am: HMS “Antrim” left Harbour.

8.40am: Divisions and physical drill. Hands refitting ship as on Monday [on this Tuesday].

am: Lantern port complete Pattern 23 lost by accident. 1 Boat hook Pattern 78N lost by accident from Steam Pinnace.

11.30am: Discharged 1 Able Seaman to hospital.

pm: Hands refitting ship. Training classes to instructions. Funeral drill.

2.0pm: Landed Funeral party.

4.0pm: HMS “Caesar” anchored. Funeral party returned.

5.15pm: First Class leave to Port Watch to 7am, Men under 20 till 11pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to [blank].

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]

[Wind decreasing during am, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 62F]


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21 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

6.35am: HMS “Isis” left Harbour.

6.45am: Two ratings from “Isis” reported on board - above leave.

8.0am: Detachment of marines left ship for camp. Hands employed refitting ship as for Tuesday.

8.45am: Divisions, prayers and physical drill.

am: Training classes to instructions. Fire control instruction, scraping funnels.

1.15pm: Discharged 1 AB [Able Seaman] and 1 Stoker to hospital.

pm: Hands refitting ship. Training classes to instruction.

5.15pm: First Class leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, Men under 20 to 11pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 389 lbs, Vegetables 737 lbs, Bread 730 lbs]


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22 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

5.0am: Lit fires in Steam pinnace.

8.45am: Divisions, prayers and Battalion drill. Hands refitting ship as on Wednesday [on this Thursday].

9.0am: HMS “Antrim” anchored.

am: Training classes to instructions. 3 pounder [?] gun drill and stripping.

11.0am: HMS “Isis” anchored.

Noon: Discharged 1 SBB [Sick Berth ?] and 1 PO to Isis (Absentees).

pm: Hands employed refitting ship. Training classes to instruction.

2.30pm: Navigating Officer left ship lent to HMS “Antrim”.

4.0pm: HMS “Antrim” sailed.

4.45pm: Exercised fire quarters.

5.15pm: First Class leave to Port Watch to 7am, Men under 20 to 11pm.

6.0pm: 1 Boy telegraphist joined ship from “Leviathan”.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first and second Part of Starboard Watch to 10pm.

11.45pm: Steam pinnace drew fires.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 379 lbs, Vegetables 737 lbs, Bread 740 lbs]

[Squally south westerly then north westerly winds all day, mostly force 5-6 to force 8 from 5am onwards]


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23 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

am: Hands refitting ship as on Thursday. 1 Chief ERA joined ship for messing from “Warrior”. Training classes to instructions under examination.

4.30pm: 1 Leading stoker, 3 stokers, 1 seaman returned from hospital.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 319 lbs, Vegetables 637 lbs, Bread 490 lbs]

[Another squally day with northerly winds force 6-7 or 7-8 throughout]


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24 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

am: Carried out Saturday routine. Discharged 1 Stoker, 1 OS [Ordinary Seaman] to hospital. Corticene party, Carpenter and sail maker carrying on.

11.0am: Yacht “Warrior” secured alongside.

1.0pm: First Class leave to Port Watch from 1pm to 7am, Men under 20 to 11.30pm, Boys to 5.30pm.

5.30pm: HMS “Isis” anchored.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 759 lbs, Vegetables 1437 lbs, Bread 1106 lbs]


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25 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

8.30am: Landed RC party. 9.15am: Landed Wesleyan party. 9.30am: Divisions. 10.15am: Divine service.

1.20pm: First class leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, Men under 20 to 11.0pm, Boys to 5.30pm.


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26 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

8.40am: Divisions, prayers and physical drill.

am: Hands refitting ship. Repairing Picket boat and first and fourth cutters, dismounting guns. Training classes to instruction. Electrical rewiring, Sailmakers on Canvas gear and rigging. Preparing decks for layin[g] mess [?] corticene. Scraping and red leading. Funnels, Upper Deck and booms.

Noon: Discharged 1 rating to RN hospital.

pm: Hands refitting ship. Party painting on “Warrior”. Training classes to instruction.

5.15pm: First Class leave to Port Watch to 7am, Men under 20 to 11.30pm, Boys to 5.30pm.

6.0pm: Filled gravity tanks by Downton.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 379 lbs, Vegetables 937 lbs, Bread 640 lbs]


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27 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

4.0am: Spread fires in Steam pinnace.

7.15am: Water boat made fast alongside.

8.0am: Water boat left ship.

am: Hands refitting ship as on Monday [on this Tuesday]. Unshipped heel of main derrick. Training classes to instruction. Party painting on board “Warrior”.

5.15pm: First Class leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, Men under 20 to 11.0pm, Boys to 5.30pm.

8.30pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 379 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs]


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28 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

6.0am: Lieutenant Hudson RNR, left ship with confidential papers for Trinidad.

7.0am: Working party sent to SS “Eleric” for working ~ store.

8.30am: Ships company landed to exercise battalion drill.

am: Corticene, Carpenter’s, sail makers gunner and rewiring parties carrying on as on Tuesday.

pm: Hands refitting ship. Replaced heel of Main derrick. No Training classes to instruction.

5.15pm: First Class leave to Port Watch to 7am, Men under 20 to 11.30pm, Boys to 5.30pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Vegetables 837 lbs, Bread 650 lbs]


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29 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

8.40am: Divisions, prayers and physical drill. Hands refitting ship as on Tuesday [on this Thursday].

am: No Training classes to instruction. Party painting on “Warrior”.

pm: Hands refitting ship. No Training classes to instruction.

4.45pm: Exercised fire stations.

5.15pm: First Class leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, Men under 20 to 11.30pm, Boys to 5.30pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first and second parts of Port Watch to 10pm.


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30 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

7.0am: Spread fires in Steam pinnace.

7.20am: Water boat made fast alongside.

8.15am: Ships company landed for parade.

am: Corticene, Carpenters, sailmakers and rewiring parties carrying on.

10.0am: Water boat left ship.

11.20am: Ships company returned.

pm: Hands refitting ship as on Thursday. No Training classes to instruction.

2.30pm: “Leviathan” anchored.

4.30pm: Read warrant No 336.

7.0pm: Engineer Lieutenant Pibworth rejoined ship from Hospital.

8.30pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Vegetables 737 lbs, Bread 650 lbs]


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31 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

am: Hands employed refitting ship. Corticene, carpenters, sailmakers and bosuns party as before, remainder cleaning ship.

11.0am: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

pm: Hands make and mend.

1.15pm: First Class leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, Men under 20 11pm, Boys 5.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 739 lbs, Vegetables 1400 lbs, Bread 1417 lbs]


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for April 1917. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through). Signed by Captain, as before]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer Smithwick, as previously]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

8.45am: Landed Presbyterian party. 9.10am: Landed Wesleyan party. 9.40am: Landed RC party.

9.50am: Divisions. 10.15am: Held divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am, Men under 20 to 11pm, Boys to 5.30pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first and third parts of Starboard Watch to 10pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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2 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

7.15am: Shifted ship along jetty.

8.30am: Ship secured.

am: Hands refitting ship. Dismounting guns, scrubbing waterline, replacing mo [main derrick?] blocks, dockyard working party shifting flour. Party working on Warrior.

10.5am: HMS “Donegal” left Dry dock, secured alongside wall, swimming class to instruction.

11.30am: Hands received payment.

5.15pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, Men under 20 11pm, Boys 5.30pm.

7.0pm: 6 ratings returned from RN Hospital.

7.15pm: Small fire due to cinema film catching fire extinguished by watch, slight damage to ship property.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 369 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs, Bread 745 lbs]


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3 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

8.10am: NI Allen and 8 midshipmen left ship for camp.

8.55am: HMY “Warrior” proceeded to dry dock.

am: Dockyard working party clearing [?] flour. Party docking “Warrior” and scrubbing bottom. Returned ammunition.

11.30pm: Party of RE [Royal Engineers?] testing guns.

4.45pm: Exercised fire stations.

5.15pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am, Men under 20 to 11pm, Boys to 5.30pm.

8.15pm: Canteen leave to first and second parts of Starboard Watch to 10pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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4 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

9.0am: HMS “Donegal” proceeded on steam trial.

9.45am: Shifted ship along wall.

10.0am: Discharged 7 ratings to RN Hospital.

am: Party painting “Warrior’s” bottom. Dockyard working party. Non swimmers to instruction.

pm: Party for undocking “Warrior”. Party returning Ammunition.

2.30pm: French cruiser Jeanne D’Arc anchored.

3.30pm: HMS Donegal anchored.

5.15pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, Men under 20 to 11pm, Boys to 5.30pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first and second parts of Port Watch to 10pm.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 389 lbs, Vegetables 848 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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5 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

9.7am: Proceeded to dry dock ship. Draught: Forward 24’ 6”, Aft 24’ 8”.

9.48am: Ship in dry dock. Hands commenced cleaning ships side.

11.0am: Discharged 1 Stoker PO to hospital.

pm: Hands scrubbing ships bottom.

4.30pm: Read warrant No 337. Exercised fire stations.

5.15pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am, Men under 20 11pm, Boys to 5.30pm.

6.20pm: Canteen leave to second and third parts of Starboard Watch to 10pm.

Midnight: Advanced clocks 1 hour.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 751 lbs, Vegetables 1400 lbs, Bread 1200 lbs]


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6 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

9.15am: Landed Wesleyan Church party [presumably for Good Friday]. 9.30am: Divisions and prayers. 10.0am: Landed RC Party.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, second part of Port Watch to 10pm, Men under 20 to 11pm, Boys to 6pm.

4.45pm: Exercised fire quarters.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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7 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

4.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

am: Saturday routine. Hands cleaning ship and clearing up dock.

1.0pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am, Men under 20 to 11pm, Boys to 5.30pm.

6.15pm: Canteen leave to first and third Parts of Starboard Watch to 10pm.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 151 lbs, Vegetables 1474 lbs, Bread 1200 lbs]

[Squally north westerly wind force 6 to 7 from 5pm]


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8 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

6.30am: Jeanne D’Arc and Leviathan sailed.

8.40am: Landed RC party.

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Wesleyan party. 9.55am: Landed C of E.

10.15am: Landed Presbyterian party.

11.30am: French Cruiser “Kleber” [Kléber] anchored.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, Men under 20 to 11pm, Boys to 6.30pm.

5.50pm: HMS “Brittania” [Britannia] anchored.

6.15pm: HMS “Isis” sailed.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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9 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

9.5am: HMY “Eileen” arrived.

am: Hands refitting ship. Corticene party in all flats, cleaning Fresh Water tanks, dismounting 3 pounder guns, Bosun’s party refitting rigging, Scraping and red leading funnels and upper deck, getting up cable, working on boats, party painting out “Warrior”. Party getting paymasters stores aboard.

Noon: 1 Leading seaman discharged to RN Hospital.

1.15pm: Landed special liberty men for Hamilton.

pm: Work as for forenoon. Gunlayers to deflection teacher.

5.15pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am, Men under 20 to 11pm, Boys to 5.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 315 lbs, Vegetables 737 lbs, Bread 700 lbs]


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10 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

6.5am: Coaling party lent to Steam Yacht “Eileen”.

am: Hands refitting ship as for Monday. Surveying cable. Acting Gunlayers 3 to deflection teacher.

9.0am: Lieutenant Commander Smithwick rejoined ship.

11.0am: Danish Cruiser “Valkyrien” arrived.

1.55pm: HMS “Donegal” sailed.

5.0pm: Read warrants 338, 339, 340.

5.15pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, Men under 20 to 11pm, Boys to 5.30pm.

6.15pm: Coaling party returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 375 lbs]


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11 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

4.30am: Lit fires in Steam pinnace.

am: Hands refitting ship as for Tuesday [on this Wednesday]. Work suspended on masts and rigging owing to high wind, surveying and restoring sheet cable, party drawing stores for SY Eileen.

pm: Hands refitting ship as for forenoon.

5.15pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am, Men under 20 - 11pm, Boys - 5.30pm. Watch employed scrubbing ships keel.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 376 lbs, Vegetables 1694 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]

[Squally westerly or north westerly wind force 8 or 7-8 all day, noon temperature 61F]


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12 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

0.30am: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

8.0am: 100 men painting ships bottom.

am: Spotting table-operators to instruction. Gunners and bosun’s parties as usual.

11.45am: Read Warrant No 341.

3.30pm: Danish Cruiser “Valkyrien” sailed.

5.15pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, Men under 20 to 11pm, Boys to 5.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 385 lbs, Vegetables 847 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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13 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

am: Finished painting ships bottom. Gunner’s and bosun’s parties as usual.

10.0am: Surgeon Blandford, 1 Leading Seaman rejoined ship from Hospital. 1 AB rejoined, absentee from Kingston. 1 Stoker, 1 marine for HMS Berwick joined.

11.15am: HMY Eileen sailed.

1.0pm: Finished painting clearing up dock.

5.30pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am, Men under 20 to 11pm, Boys to 5.30pm.

7.0pm: Discharged 1 Private RMLI and 1 Stoker to RN Hospital.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 375 lbs, Vegetables 847 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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14 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

5.0am: Steam pinnace lit fires.

8.0am: Commenced sinking dock.

9.5am: Vessel afloat. 9.40am: Left dock.

10.15am: Made fast alongside quay, clearing up decks.

0.30pm: 1 AB rejoined ship from Hospital.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, Men under 20 to 11pm, Boys to 7pm.

4.45pm: Exercised fire stations.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 791 lbs, Vegetables 1894 lbs, Bread 1200 lbs]

[Draught: Forward 24’ 3”, Aft 24’ 7”]

[Wet and windy in evening]


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15 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Presbyterians, RCs and C of E parties.

1.15pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am, Men under 20 to 11pm, Boys 6.30pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first and second parts of Starboard Watch to 10pm.

11.30am: Steam pinnace drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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16 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

5.0am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

8.45am: Divisions, prayers and physical drill.

am: Hands refitting ship. Surveying Port cable, reeving boats falls. Stokers working party to AY “Warrior”. Party drawing stores. Rigging party rattling down, scraping, red leading funnels. Corticene party on mess flat, cleaning magazine and shell rooms.

am: Seriously [? - writing indistinct] Reprimanded Mr Hugh Murray Dodd, Warrant Engineer, for leaving his place of duty on 8 IV 17 for four hours without permission and for making a false statement to Commander Massey RN. [Signed by] HM Dodd, Witnessed AR Smithwick Lieutenant Commander. [Red star at start and end of statement]

[[Red star, entry in red ink] Mr Hugh M Todd, Warrant Engineer, RNR is hereby logged in that he did leave his place of duty on 3.IV.17 for four hours without permission and for making a false [sic] to Commander Massey RN. [red star] Amended at Admiralty (NL2/28045/17) 25 VII 1917.]

11.0am: Steam pinnace No 577 completed refit taken over from Dockyard hands.

0.30pm: 1 Leading seaman returned from Hospital.

5.15pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, Men under 20 11pm, Boys 5.30pm.

6.0pm: French Cruiser “Kleber” sailed.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 405 lbs, Vegetables 847 lbs, Bread 753 lbs]


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17 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

8.30am: 3 officers, 1 schoolmaster, 24 boys left for camp.

9.30am: Major RMLI and detachment, NI and 8 midshipmen returned from camp.

am: Hands refitting ship as for Monday, testing derricks, scraping side. Gunners party scraping projectile racks.

0.30pm: 1 Ship Corporal, 1 stoker rating discharged to RN Hospital.

2.0pm: 1 Bandsman returned from Hospital. Water boat made fast along[side].

3.20pm: Water boat left.

5.15pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am, men under 20 11pm, Boys 5.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 369 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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18 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

7.20am: HMS “Isis” anchored.

am: Hands refitting ship as on Tuesday [on this Wednesday]. Drawing WOs stores for Roxburgh and Warrior.

11.0am: Surgeon FS Williams, Mr Rainey Gunner, 3 signal ratings RNVR and 2 boys joined ship.

4.40pm: HMS “Berwick” anchored.

5.15pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, Men under 20 11pm, Boys 5.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 389 lbs, Vegetables 736 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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19 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

7.20am: “Caesar” Sailed.

8.0am: HMY “Warrior” Commissioned.

am: Hands refitting ship as on Wednesday.

5.0pm: Caesar Anchored.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 373 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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20 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

7.30am: HMS Caesar Sailed.

am: Hands provisioning ship, drawing carpenters stores.

2.30pm: Cask of rum broached by accident contents thrown overboard.

4.15pm: HMS Carnarvon anchored.

7.0pm: HMS Caesar anchored.

10.15pm: Received from HMS Carnarvon 1 Maxim and ~~~ [indistinct].

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 407 lbs, Vegetables 738 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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21 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

am: Hands refitting ship. Sail makers, carpenters, corticene and gunners partys [sic] as usual. Cleaning ship.

Noon: Surgeon Blandford and Chaplain rejoined ship from camp.

1.0pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7.0am (men under 20 to 11pm).

4.30pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

5.30pm: HMS “Carnarvon” sailed.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 807.5 lbs, Vegetables 1576 lbs, Bread 1000 lbs]


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22 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

8.30am: Landed RC Church Party. 9.0am: Landed Wesleyans.

9.30am: Divisions. 10.0am: Landed C of E Party.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am (Men under 20 to 10pm).

[Number on sick list: 6]


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23 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

6.0am: “Caesar” sailed.

7.0am: Sent Party (11 men) to assist Coaling “Warrior”.

am: Hands employed Painting, Surveying Cable, Drawing Stores and preparing for coaling.

pm: Hands employed Re-stowing Cable, Drawing Stores.

3.30pm: Collier “Spilsby” [listed here] secured alongside.

4.15pm: Coaling party (Warrior) returned. Prepared for coaling.

6.45pm: Leave to Port Watch to 11pm.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 375 lbs, Vegetables 738 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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24 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

6.10am: Commenced Coaling from “Spilsby”.

8.0am: “Caesar” sailed.

am and pm: Coaling Ship.

Noon: “Caesar” arrived.

2.0pm: Discharged Surgeon Blandford RN (Temporary) to HMS “Charybdis” to await passage.

3.20pm: Completed with Coal. Received [blank] tons. Lost overboard during coaling, 5 coal bags.

3.55pm: Collier “Spilsby” cast off.

6.30pm: Hands cleaning ship.

7.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 375 lbs, Vegetables 1538 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]

[Draught: Forward 24’ 4”, Aft 24’ 6”: Before Coaling. Draught: Forward 26’ 9”, Aft 25’ 6.5”: After Coaling]

[Fuel Remaining: [blank]]


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25 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

5.30am: Steam Pinnace lit fires.

am: Hands employed Cleaning Ship.

11.30am: Range Party rejoined ship.

pm: Hands employed Painting Ship.

3.45pm: Leave to Boys to 6pm.

4.30pm: Leave to Port watch to 7am (men under 20 to 11pm).

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.

11.45pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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26 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

4.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Starboard Watch painting ship. Port Watch cleaning ship and as Requisite.

am: Starboard Watch painting ship. Port Watch launching and returning Boats to Ship. Carried out Basin Steam trial

11.0am: 4 Ratings re-joined from RN Hospital.

Noon: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

pm: Hands employed Painting Ship.

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am (Men under 20 to 10pm). Exercised Fire Quarters.

11.15pm: Picket Boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 340 lbs, Vegetables 3500 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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27 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

5.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

8.0am: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

am: Hands employed Painting Ship, replacing gear, Drawing Stores.

9.0am: AY [Armed Yacht] “Warrior” sailed. Discharged 1 Rating to RN Hospital.

11.0am: AY “Warrior” returned to Camber.

1.30pm: Read Warrant No 342.

pm: Hands employed Painting, Drawing Stores.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am (men under 20 to 10pm).

5.30pm: Discharged 3 Ratings to SS “Chaleur” [listed here as Sabor (1)] for passage.

6.15pm: Lieutenant Hudson RNR rejoined ship from SS “Chaleur”.

8.0pm: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.30pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

11.45pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs, Bread 879 lbs]

[Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 68F]


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28 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

am: Aired Night Clothing. Carried out Saturday Routine.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am (Men under 20 to 10pm).

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

2.0pm: Water Tank alongside.

3.0pm: Water Tank cast off.

6.30pm: Leave to first and second parts Port Watch to 10pm.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 730 lbs, Vegetables 1400 lbs, Bread 1200 lbs]


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29 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

8.15am: Landed RC Church Party.

9.0am: Landed Wesleyan Church Party.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

1.0pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am (Men under 20 to 10pm), Boys to 6pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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30 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.74 [estimated]

6.0am: Hands employed Preparing for Sea.

7.15am: “Berwick” sailed. Lit fires in Picket Boat.

8.5am: Cast off from Dockyard Wall.

8.15am: Engines as Requisite for Leaving Basin. Proceeded, Courses and speeds as Requisite for Shelly Bay.

9.0am: Came to Port anchor, 5 shackles in 7.5 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Red [?] Tower N64E, Crawl Point Cottage N84E, abeam Port Gallows Island S6E]

9.45am: Laid out Stern anchor.

am: Hands employed preparing targets and Guns for Sub Calibre practices. Laid out Mark Buoys.

pm: Gun Layers and Sight Setters carried out .303 aiming practice at towed target. Hands employed oiling 6.5 inch wire hawsers, scraping and painting.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.0pm: Landed Bathing Party.

8.15pm: No 1 Watch to Night Defence Stations. Exercised Night firing with .303 Aiming at Towed Targets.

9.40pm: Completed practice.

[Distance run through the Water: 5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 300 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]

[Draught: Forward 26’ 9.5”, Aft 25’ 8”]


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LOGS FOR MAY 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for May 1917. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through). Signed by Captain, as before]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 May 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.33, Long -64.74

6.0am: Weighed Stern anchor and Prepared for Sea. 1 Rating rejoined from AY “Warrior”, 3 Ratings rejoined from RN Hospital, 3 Ratings rejoined from RN Canteen.

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Exercised General Quarters.

am: Exercised Control firing with .303 Aiming rifle at towed target. Tested Lifebuoys - Correct. Hands employed as Requisite.

[Shelly Bay]

pm: Paid Monthly Money. Gun Layers Training Class at 1 inch Aiming rifle practice at towed target. Hands employed cleaning ship and as Requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 343.

8.0pm: No 3 Watch exercised Night Defence Stations. Carried out firing with .303 Aiming rifle at towed target.

9.40pm: Secured.

11.30pm: Picket Boat weighed Mark Buoys.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1602 tons]


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2 May 1917

From Bermuda to Patrol or at Bermuda

Lat 31.62, Long -64.12

5.30am: Hoisted in Boats - Prepared for Sea.

6.0am: Shortened in to 3 shackles.

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded. Courses and speeds as Requisite for leaving harbour. “Berwick” and “Isis” in Company.

7.30am: Entered Ship Channel. 7.47am: Passed Fairway Buoy. Course SExE, 90 Revs.

8.0am: Altered course S18E, ZZ [zigzag] No 2.

9.0am: Negative ZZ. Reduced 72 Revs. 9.10am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

9.30am: Exercised Control Parties.

am: Training Classes under Instructions. First Part of No 2 Watch to Signal Instruction. Remainder employed as Requisite.

pm: Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder Watch employed as Requisite.

4.50pm: Quarters. Exercised Stations “Ship struck by Torpedo” and “Shifting Weights to correct List”.

6.0pm: Reduced to 10 knots.

8.0pm: Altered course S8W.

10.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 60 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Patrol]

[Draught: 26’ 8” Forward, 25’ 7” Aft]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Weather overcast or fine, noon temperature 70F, sea temperature 68F]


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3 May 1917

From Bermuda to Patrol

Lat 27.87, Long -63.17

6.10am: Sun Rose Bearing N78.5E - Deviation 2 degrees E.

6.35am: Sighted sail Bearing S26E. 6.50am: Altered course SE to close sail. 7.10am: Altered course S30E.

8.0am: Schooner S30E, 3 miles. Courses and speeds as Requisite. Boarded USA Schooner “Cameo” [probably the ship mentioned here] Cape Verde to New Bedford.

9.15am: Proceeded Course S12W, 60 Revs.

4.45pm: Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

7.20pm: Altered course N27W.

8.50pm: Increased to 72 Revs.

10.30pm: Deviation by Pole Star 0 15 W.

11.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: 168 degrees - 230 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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4 May 1917

From Bermuda to Patrol and New York

Lat 29.33, Long -65.45

2.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

am: Divisions and Prayers. Exercised General Quarters. Hands employed as Requisite.

1.0pm: Put Clocks back 30 minutes.1.10pm: Reduced to 69 Revs.

pm: Watch employed as Requisite.

4.30pm: Quarters. Mustered Life Saving Collar and Belts.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 270 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sandy Hook 328 degrees - 788 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 72F]


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5 May 1917

From Bermuda to Patrol and New York

Lat 33.05, Long -68.47

7.40am: Courses as Requisite for Swinging Ship.

8.30am: Resumed course N27W.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

1.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

4.30pm: Quarters. Mustered Life-belts with covers on.

7.0pm: Deviation by Setting Amplitude 0.5 W.

[Course and Distance made good: 325 degrees - 272 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sandy Hook 330 degrees - 518 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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6 May 1917

From Bermuda to Patrol and New York

Lat 38.58, Long -71.48

3.45am: Exercised Watch Close up at Night Defence Stations.

6.30am: Sight[ed] Sail Bearing N80W bound East South Easterly. 6.40am: Altered course W to close sail.

7.5am: Altered course N60W, USA 4 masted schooner “LIZZIE M PARSONS” [mentioned here]. 7.15am: Resumed Course N27W.

9.30am: Divisions. Read Prayers.

10.30am: Holy Communion.

1.0pm: Put clocks back 40 minutes (= 5 hours Slow on GMT). Altered course N19W.

3.22pm: Altered course N55W. Signalled Spanish Steamer “EOLO” Norfolk to Bilbao. 3.50pm: Altered course N19W.

5.15pm: Sighted Schooner N60E, Hull Down.

9.0pm: Altered course N14W.

[Course and Distance made good: 225.5 degrees - 259 miles]

[Currents in the 24 hours ending at Noon: Wind and Sea (estimated) S27E, 10 knots, Gulf Stream East 16 knots]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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7 May 1917

From Bermuda to Patrol and New York or at New York

Lat 40.64, Long -74.07 [estimated]

1.0am: Commenced Sounding every half hour.

5.0am: Increased to 84 Revs. 5.30am: Increased to 90 Revs. Commenced ZZ 2.

8.0am: Commenced Sounding every quarter hour. 8.10am: Sighted Land NW.

8.20am: Sighted Atlantic Highlands abeam Port N40W.

8.55am: Sighted Ambrose Light Vessel N27W.

9.10am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

9.38am: Ambrose Light Vessel N27E, 1 mile. Course N53W and as Requisite for Entering Channel. Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

9.45am: Stopped - spoke Pilot Tug. 9.55am: Proceeded.

10.0am: Entered Ambrose Channel.

[As Requisite for Entering Ambrose Channel and Proceeding up Harbour]

10.5am: Reduced to 14 knots.

10.30am: Engines as Requisite. 11.5am: Passed Boom.

11.45am: Came to Port [anchor] 4 shackles, 10.5 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Robbin Reef Beacon N2E, Tompkinsville Pier abeam Starboard S69W, New Brighton Pier abeam Port N53W]

pm: Training Classes under Instruction. Remainder employed as Requisite.

4.40pm: USS “Birmingham” sailed.

5.0pm: Veered to 5 Shackles.

5.15pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Distance run through the Water: 281.5 miles]

[Draught: Forward 25’ 2”, Aft 25’ 6”]

[In Harbour American Cruisers: Olympia, Birmingham]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Weather fine or overcast, noon air and sea temperature 47F]


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8 May 1917

At New York

Lat 40.80, Long -73.98 [estimated]

6.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.40am: Pilot embarked, weighed and proceeded, Courses and speeds as Requisite for proceeding up Hudson River.

11.18am: Came to Starboard anchor, moored 5 shackles on each in 9 fathoms off 96th Street.

[Moored in Position: Grant’s Monument N49.5E, 2100 yards]

pm: Prepared for coaling. Hands employed as Requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am (men under 20 to 10pm).

[Distance run through the Water: 10 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1103 tons]


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9 May 1917

At New York

Lat 40.80, Long -73.98

am: Training Classes under Instructions. Exercised Divisional Drills. Hands employed as Requisite. Standard Oil Company Divers diving under bows of ship with reference to Oil piping.

1.30pm: Coal lighter secured alongside.

3.10pm: Commenced Coaling ship by watches.

pm: Coaling Ship.

10.0pm: Placed Mr Francis Sylvanus Williams MB Temporary Surgeon RN under arrest for returning on board unfit for duty due to alcohol [difficult to read as signatures over writing]. [signed] FS Williams, Witnessed AR Smithwick Lieut Commander (N).

11.30pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

Midnight: Ceased coaling for night.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 586 lbs]


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10 May 1917

At New York

Lat 40.80, Long -73.98

6.0am: Re-Commenced Coaling (both watches).

7am to 8am: Slipped Starboard anchor and 4 shackles of cable. Lighter proceeded to weigh anchor and cable.

10.15am: Veered to 5 shackles on Port anchor.

10.20am: Completed with coal. Received 590 tons.

Noon: Shortened in to 4 shackles on Port anchor.

1.15pm: Lighter alongside with anchor and cable. Hoisted in and secured Starboard anchor and cable.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, Boys to 8pm (men under 20 to 10pm).

10.15pm: Steam Pinnace drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 544 lbs, Vegetables 4000 lbs]

[Draught: 27’ 0” Forward, 25’ 9.5” Aft]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1665 tons]


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11 May 1917

At New York

Lat 40.80, Long -73.98

0.10am: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

6.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine [on this Friday].

5.0pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am (Men under 20 to 10pm).

10.30pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 294 lbs]


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12 May 1917

At New York

Lat 40.80, Long -73.98

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Life-buoys - Correct.

am: Severely reprimanded Mr Francis Sylvanus Williams MB Temporary Surgeon RN for returning on board unfit for duty due to alcohol about 11.15pm on May 9th - Released Surgeon Williams from arrest. [Signed over entry] FS Williams, Witnessed AR Smithwick Lieut Commander. [Entry with red ink stars at start and end]

[[Entry in red ink on left of page]: Temporary Surgeon Francis S Williams, MB RN is hereby logged in that he did return on board unfit for duty due to alcohol about 11.15pm on May 9th. Released Surgeon Williams from arrest. Amended at Admiralty (NL 2/23042/17) 25 VII 17]

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am (Men under 20 to 10pm), to Boys to 8pm.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 576 lbs]


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13 May 1917

At New York

Lat 40.80, Long -73.98

9.45am: Divisions. 10.15am: Held Divine Service.

1.0pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am, Boys to 8pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 2580 lbs]


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14 May 1917

From New York to Bermuda or at New York

Lat 40.80, Long -73.98

am: Hands employed painting and cleaning and as Requisite.

1.30pm: Pilot embarked. Prepared for Sea.

4.20pm: Shortened in to 2 shackles. 4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded. Courses and speeds as Requisite for leaving Harbour.

5.50pm: Passed through Boom (off Fort Wadsworth). Discharged Pilot. Proceeded 14 knots.

6.55pm: Passed American TB [Torpedo Boat], Increased 90 Revs. 6.57pm: Ambrose Light Vessel abeam 0.4 miles, Course S32E, ZZ No 1.

9.0pm: Ceased ZZ. Course S34E.

10.15pm: Altered course S32E.

11.0pm: Put clocks on 30 minutes.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Draught (Fresh Water): 26’ 10.5” Forward, 25’ 10.5” Aft]


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15 May 1917

From New York to Bermuda

Lat 38.35, Long -71.48

1.15am: Passed Steamer bound West.

2.0am: Sighted Steamer SxW steering North Westerly.

2.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

3.0am: Put clocks on 30 minutes.

6.0am: Deviation by Time Azimuth 3 degrees E.

7.45am: Deviation by Time Azimuth 1.8 degrees E.

9.30am: Passed 2 small sailing vessels Steering SSW.

10.35am: Altered course S68W.

10.40am: Passed 3 masted schooner steering NW. 10.45am: Resumed Course S35E.

am: Training Classes under Instruction. Divisional Drills. Remainder employed as Requisite.

pm: Training Classes under Instructions. Third Watch of Stokers at Rifle Aiming practice. Remainder of Watch employed as Requisite.

4.45pm: Quarters. Read warrants Nos 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, 349. Exercised Physical Drill.

5.50pm: Sighted Steamer S Steering NNW. 6.0pm: Altered course as Requisite to close steamer SS “Bermudian”.

6.10pm: Sighted steamer Bearing S40W, Courses as Requisite to close.

7.20pm: Boarded SS “Herschell” [probably Herschel (3) listed here] Norfolk to Avonmouth.

8.20pm: Hoisted cutter. Resumed Course S35E, 65 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 194 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: 32 30 N, 64 30 W: 136 degrees - 488 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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16 May 1917

From New York to Hampton Roads

Lat 36.75, Long -71.43

0.30am: Received orders to proceed to Hampton Roads. 1.0am: Altered course N87W, 60 Revs.

4.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

6.0am: Deviation by Rising Amplitude: Nil.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Training Classes under Instructions. Divisional Drills Exercised. Remainder employed as Requisite. First Part of No 1 Watch at Signal Instruction.

1.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

1.50pm: Commenced ZZ: Passing 3 masted schooner steering West North Westerly.

2.30pm: Ceased ZZ.

4.30pm: Altered course NNE to make out barque bound Est.

4.50pm: Exercised General Quarters.

5.30pm: Put Clocks back 30 minutes = 5 hours Slow on GMT.

6.30pm: Sighted schooner SxW Steering North Westerly.

8.30pm: Altered course N78W.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Distance run through the Water: 251.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry 272 degrees - 218 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 75F]


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17 May 1917

From New York to Hampton Roads or at Hampton Roads.

Lat 36.99, Long -76.34 [estimated]

1.0am: Commenced sounding 1/200 fathoms wire every half hour.

4.0am: Crossed 100 fathom Line. Sounded every quarter hour.

6.0am: 84 Revs. Commenced ZZ No 1.

7.55am: 10.5 fathoms. Reduced to 40 Revs. Course N78W.

8.20am: Altered course N20W to examine sail.

8.30am: Altered course N10W. 8.33am: Sighted several ships to Westward. 8.35am: Altered course WSW.

9.10am: Sighted Land WxS. Increased to 72 Revs.

9.20am: Sighted Cape Henry No 2 Buoy.

9.25am: Sighted Cape Henry Light House S24W. Increased 84 Revs.

9.36am: Cape Henry No 2 Buoy abeam. Courses and speeds as Requisite for entering Harbour.

10.0am: Picked up Pilot (Compulsory). Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

11.18am: Entered Dredged Channel.

0.8pm: Came to Starboard anchor, 5 shackles in 9 fathoms.

pm: USS Battleship “Wyoming” and Cruiser “Columbia”, French Cruiser “Marseillaise” in harbour.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

5.0pm: Prepared for coaling.

7.45pm: Secured coaling lighter alongside.

[Distance run through the Water: 265 miles]

[Anchor Bearings: Abeam Starboard Fort Wool S77E, Sewell Point Spit Beacon S45E, Fort Monroe Light House N38E]

[Draught: Forward 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 7”]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1351 tons]


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18 May 1917

At Hampton Roads

Lat 36.99, Long -76.34

5.30am: Commenced Coaling.

5.45am: USS “Wyoming” proceeded up harbour. Tested Coaling Gear - Correct.

9.30am: USS “Arkansas” sailed

10.30am: USS Albany arrived.

10.35am: Completed with coal. Received 345 tons.

am: Clean Ship.

0.45pm: USS “Delaware” arrived.

pm: 24 Coal bags and 4 shovels Lost overboard during coaling.

pm: Clean Ship.

6.0pm: Ash Lighter alongside.

8.15pm: Steam Pinnace Drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 816 lbs, Vegetables 3635 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1684 tons]

[Draught: 26’ 9.5” Forward, 25’ 10” Aft]

[Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 71F, sea temperature 61F]


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19 May 1917

At Hampton Roads

Lat 36.99, Long -76.34

4.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

7.0am: Clean Ship.

8.30am: Ash Lighter cast off.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Lifebuoys - Correct.

9.35am: USS “Columbia” sailed. USS “Pennsylvania” sailed. TBD “Samson” [probably USS Sampson] sailed. Lost overboard by accident Picket Boat’s Steaming Light.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

4.0pm: Leave to Port watch to 9pm. USS TBD Samson arrived.

5.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 350, 351.

5.30pm: USS - TBD “Flusser” arrived.

9.30pm: Picket Boat Drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 383 lbs]


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20 May 1917

At Hampton Roads

Lat 36.99, Long -76.34

9.30am: Divisions. 10.0am: Held Divine Service.

11.40am: USS “Manning” sailed.

0.20pm: USS “Florida” arrived.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 9pm.

2.30pm: USS “Montgomery” sailed.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.0pm: USS “San Francisco” arrived.

9.0pm: Steam Pinnace Drew fires.

10.0pm: Lost overboard from Picket Boat: 1 Steaming Light, 1 Starboard Bow Light.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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21 May 1917

At Hampton Roads

Lat 36.99, Long -76.34

am: Divisional Drills. Training Classes under Instructions. Diving Party searching for Picket Boats Lights. Remainder Hands employed as Requisite. Second part of Starboard Watch at Signal Instruction.

1.0pm: Discharged 1 Marine to Hospital (Naval).

1.15pm: US Hospital Ship “Solace” arrived.

pm: Ordinary Seamen at Signal Instruction. Prepared for coaling and provisioning. Landed Provision Party.

4.30pm: Coal Lighter alongside.

5.15pm: Commenced Provisioning.

6.30pm: Completed Provisioning.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 877 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1651 tons]


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22 May 1917

At Hampton Roads

Lat 36.99, Long -76.34

5.30am: Tested Coaling Gear - Correct.

6.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat. Commenced Coaling.

am: Coaling Ship. Received 205 tons.

pm: Hands coaling and provisioning ship.

2.15pm: Completed with coal. Received [blank] tons.

2.45pm: Finished provisioning.

pm: Lost overboard 12 coal bags. Clean Ship.

9.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 844 lbs, Vegetables 3170 lbs]

[Draught: 27’ 0” Forward, 26’ 3” Aft]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1842 tons]

[Wind increasing in late pm; south easterly force 6-7 from 10pm]


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23 May 1917

At Hampton Roads

Lat 36.99, Long -76.34

0.45am: Steam Pinnace broke adrift from Boom.

2.15am: Hoisted in Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

7.45am: Mr Pollard Assistant Paymaster RNR re-joined ship.

am: Divisions, Prayers. Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed Cleaning Ship.

3.0pm: USS “Utah” arrived.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.25pm: Commander Massey and 12 Ratings discharged for duty with Convoy.

7.0pm: Prepared for Sea.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[South easterly wind force 5-8 at 1am, reducing thereafter]


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24 May 1917

From Hampton Roads to England or at Hampton Roads

Lat 37.13, Long -75.03

4.50am: Lieutenant Commander Wilson proceeded to SS “Nether-park” [Netherpark] with orders.

5.0am: Shortened in to 2.5 shackles.

5.24am: Weighed, turned. 5.40am: Proceeded. Courses and speeds as Requisite.

5.50am: Stopped, hoisted in Picket Boat (drew fires). 5.55am: Proceeded. Courses and speeds as Requisite.

6.7am: Thimble Shoal Light abeam.

6.30pm: Cleared Dredged Channel.

7.0am: Cape Henry Light House abeam.

7.20am: Stopped to pick up Lieutenant Commander Wilson. 7.23am: Proceeded, 60 Revs.

7.33am: Cape Henry No 2 Light Buoy abeam 0.7 miles. Course N79E, 80 Revs.

8.35am: Reduced to 66 [Revs]. Courses and speeds as Requisite for passing through and taking station Ahead of Convoy. Convoy consisting of following ships: “East Wales”; “Ravenshoe”; “Baron Polworth” [Baron Polwarth (1) listed here]; “Highbury”; “Ning Chow” [Ningchow, listed here]; “Nether Park” [Netherpark]; “Canastota”; “Baron Ardrasan” [Baron Ardrossan (3) listed here]; “Glen locky” [Glenlochy (1) listed here]; “Argalia”; “Clan Macneil”: “Mapleleaf”.

1.10pm: Sighted Steamer SxE steering NE.

8.0am: Altered course N82E.

10.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 65 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: “RV” [Rendezvous] 50N, 16W, 2746 miles]

[Draught: Forward 27’ 0”, Aft 26’ 2.5”]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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25 May 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 38.12, Long -70.95

2.0am: Put clocks on 20 minutes (= 4 [hours] 40 [minutes] Slow on GMT).

3.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

9.10am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Exercised General Quarters.

9.20am: Exercised Convoy at “Zig Zag”.

10.30am: Boys at School. Remainder hands employed as Requisite.

11.0am: Ceased “ZZ”. Exercised First Part No 1 watch at Signals.

0.45pm: Altered course S88E.

2.30pm: SS “Highbury” dropped astern of Port Column.

5.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Collision Stations and Stations for Abandon Ship.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: 73 degrees - 204 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV 2540 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Wind mostly north westerly, force 3 to 5 all day, weather fine air and sea temperature 64F]


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26 May 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 38.67, Long -66.80

3.0am: Put clocks on 17 minutes.

5.30am: Deviation by Rising Amplitude Nil, Variation 12.25W.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

9.0am: Exercised Convoy at “Zig-Zag”.

9.45am: Ceased “ZZ”.

10.40am: Exercised Convoy at “Zig Zag”.

Noon: Ceased “ZZ”.

1.0pm: SS “Ravenshoe” and SS “Ning chow” exchanged station in Convoy. “Ning chow” Guide.

3.0pm: Sighted steamer N50E bound Westerly.

4.0pm: Altered course S86E.

5.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Physical Drill.

[Course and Distance made good: 80 degrees (N80E) 198 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 2342 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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27 May 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 39.48, Long -62.30

3.30am: Put clocks on 17 minutes.

4.0am: Sighted steamer East Steering W.

5.0am: Sighted steamer hull down N50E Steering North Westerly.

9.10am: Exercised Convoy at “Zig Zag”.

9.30am: Divisions. 10.0am: Divine Service. Altered course S82E.

1.0pm: Altered course S78E. Passed Steamer bound W.

3.0pm: “Ravenshoe” and “Highbury” dropped astern out of sight.

4.30pm: Deviation by sun [symbol] Time Azimuth Nil, Variation 18 degrees W.

6.10pm: Passed wreckage, deal plank, pieces of wood and cork.

8.30pm: “Ravenshoe” and “Highbury” ordered to Halifax by W/T [Wireless Telegraph].

[Course and Distance made good: 77 degrees (N77E) 215 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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28 May 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 40.02, Long -57.28

1.0am: Passed Steamer bound E.

3.0am: Put clocks on 19 minutes.

5.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew, turned in and secured boats for heavy weather.

9.0am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Exercised Divisional Drill.

am: Training Classes under Instructions. SOS [Special Ordinary Seamen] at Heaving the Lead. Second part of No 1 watch at Signal Instruction.

1.0pm: Altered course S72E.

pm: Watch employed as Requisite. Training Classes under Instruction.

4.30pm: Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

[Course and Distance made good: 82 degrees - 233 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Wind mostly south westerly, variable in force from 3 to 6-7 in am, force 1-2 in late pm, squally with rain in early am, misty from 8am. Heavy WSW swell in evening. Noon temperature 71F, sea temperature 70F]


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29 May 1917

From Hampton Roads to England [though not stated at top of page]

Lat 40.10, Long -52.52

3.0am: Put clocks on 21 minutes.

9.0am: Exercised Convoy at Zig Zag.

9.15am: Passed 4 masted steamer 1 funnel steering Westerly.

10.0am: Ceased ZZ.

10.5am: Hauled out of line to communicate with Ships of Starboard column.

10.20am: Proceeded to Resume Station - Sighted Cable laying steamer ESE.

10.25am: Sighted HMS “Isis”.

10.55am: Altered course 8 points to Starboard. 11.2am: Altered course 8 Points to Port. 11.18am: Altered course 8 Points to Starboard. 11.25am: Altered course 8 points to Port.

0.30pm: Passed Wreckage (? tree trunks).

1.0pm: Altered course S73E.

pm: Watch employed striking wire hawsers into Store Rooms.

6.0pm: Passed several logs (barnacle covered).

7.0pm: Passed an oil barrel.

[Course and Distance made good: 88.5 degrees - 219 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Misty all day, noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 61F]


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30 May 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 40.55, Long -47.53

3.0am: Put clocks on 18 minutes.

10.0am: Exercised Fore topmen in Chains [?]. Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder hands employed as Requisite.

11.0am: Closed and spoke Barque “CUPICA” from London.

11.30am: Resumed station with Convoy.

0.50pm: Altered course S84E. 1.5pm: Altered course N82E.

pm: Boys under Instruction. Remainder Watch employed as Requisite.

4.30pm: Quarters. Exercised Collision, Turn Out Boats and Stations for Abandon Ship.

5.30pm: Lost sight of Convoy in Fog.

5.55pm: Hauled in Patent Log and Streamed Fog Buoy.

6.0pm: Sighted Leaders of Convoy Columns.

[Course and Distance made good: 83.5 degrees - 229 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 1456 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Mist or fog all day]


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31 May 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 42.62, Long -43.55

3.0am: Put clocks on 17 minutes.

4.30am: Hauled in Fog Buoy.

7.0am: Streamed Patent Log.

am: Hands employed Repairing Coaling Bags, striking down weights from Booms and as Requisite. Gun Layers I and II at Time on Aim Practice. First Part No 1 Watch at Signal Instruction.

1.0pm: Altered course N86E.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

5.0pm: Ran into Fog. Hauled in Patent Log. Streamed Fog Buoy.

6.0pm: Altered course N88E (Station keeping).

10.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew. Fog lifted.

[Course and Distance made good: 55.5 degrees - 217 miles]

[Mist or fog for most of pm]


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Log (“Copy of” crossed through) for June 1917. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log (“a complete copy of” crossed through). Signed by Captain, as before]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 June 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 44.38, Long -39.10

2.30am: Put clocks on 19 minutes.

5.30am Fog lifted. All convoy sighted except “Clan McNeil” [sic].

6.0am: Ran into Fog banks.

7.15am: Sighted all Convoy.

8.30am: Sighted 2 masted topsail schooner N60E bound Northerly.

11.25am: Passed large spar (barnacle covered).

pm: Hands employed striking spare gear down from the Booms, rigging raft and as Requisite.

5.0pm: Quarters. Mustered Life belts.

8.30pm: Deviation by Pole Star Azimuth 0.5 degrees W.

9.30pm: Hauled in Fog Buoy.

[Course and Distance made good: 61 degrees - 220 miles]

[Mist or fog for much of day, rain in pm]


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2 June 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 46.07, Long -34.72

3.0am: Put Clocks on 18 minutes.

8.0am: Streamed Patent Log.

8.30am: Hauled out of line to communicate with “Glen Lockie” [Glenlochy].

8.50am: Resumed Station.

9.10am: “Glen Lockie” hauled out of line and stopped to repair minor defects.

9.20am: Exercised Convoy at Zig Zag. 10.0am: Ceased ZZ.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

0.25pm: Reduced to 7 knots (Revs for).

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

4.30pm: “East Wales” hove to and dropped astern.

5.50pm: “Clan McNeil” hove to and dropped astern.

6.0pm: Reduced to 6 knots (Revs for).

[Course and Distance made good: 61.5 degrees - 212 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 806 miles]

[Squally north easterly or north westerly wind for most of day, force 8-10 from 10am to 4pm, force 7-8 from 5pm to 8pm. Heavy NE swell in early am, sea state very rough to high from 11am to 9pm. Rain or showers at times, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 59F]


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3 June 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 47.02, Long -32.50

3.0am: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

4.10am: Sighted “Clan McNeil”. 4.20am: Sighted Glen Lockie.

6.0am: Deviation by Time Azimuth Nil.

7.5am: Commenced ZZ. 7.20am: Increased 8 knots. 8.0am: Ceased ZZ.

0.50pm: Altered course S87.5E.

2.0pm: Altered course to keep station on “Ning Chow”.

6.30pm: Deviation by Time Azimuth 0.5 degrees E (Variation 27.5W).

[Course and Distance made good: 58 degrees - 108 miles]

[Currents in the 24 hours ending at Noon: Gale]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[North easterly wind force 5-6 with sea state very rough until 5 am; wind and sea reducing thereafter]


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4 June 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 48.53, Long -28.12

3.0am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

4.0am: All Convoy in Sight.

7.0am: Passed large spar - apparently in water a long time.

9.0am: Tested Hydraulic Releasing Gear for Depth Charges - Correct.

11.30am: Exercised First Part No 3 Watch at Signals. Exercised Convoy Zig Zagging.

3.0pm: Ceased ZZ. Altered course S84E, “Argalia” and “Mapleleaf” ordered take station 8 cables abeam of Port and Starboard Column Leaders respectively.

7.0pm: Tested “Rattlers”.

[Course and Distance made good: 63 degrees - 199 miles]


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5 June 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 49.83, Long -22.83

2.0am: Put clocks on 17 minutes.

4.0am: All Convoy in Sight.

9.10am: Exercised Convoy at Zig Zag. 9.45am: Ceased Zig Zag.

11.30am: Roxburgh and Wing Ships “Argalia”, “Mapleleaf”: commenced ZZ. Exercised First Part of No 1 watch at Signals.

1.0pm: Altered course S81.5E, ZZ.

4.0pm: Altered course S65E, ZZ.

7.47pm: Deviation by Setting Amplitude sun [symbol] Nil. Variation 24 degrees W. Ship’s Head N88E.

8.0pm: Watch to Night Defence Stations.

8.30pm: Altered course S67E, ZZ (No 9 Local).

11.30pm: ZZ (No 5 Local).

11.35pm: Convoy commenced ZZ (No 7 Local).

[Course and Distance made good: 69.5 degrees - 221 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” - 266 miles]

[Weather overcast with rain or showers at times during day, fine in evening, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 56F]


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6 June 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 49.92, Long -17.07

2.0am: Steam for 15 knots at 5 minutes notice. Steam for 17 knots at 15 minutes notice.

2.15am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

3.0am: Put clocks on 23 minutes.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Exercised General Defence Stations.

0.20pm: Altered course S75E (ZZ No 5].

4.40pm: Sighted Destroyer Escort “Owl” Senior Officers Ship. Courses and speeds as Requisite for turning Convoy over to Escort.

4.50pm: Quarters. Exercised Physical Drill.

6.0pm: Altered course S72E, “Spitfire” and “Contest” took station on either bow - Parted company with Convoy.

6.30pm: Increased gradually to 19 knots. Altered course S67E, ZZ No 5. Streamed Neptune Log.

7.10pm: 114 Revs.

11.0pm: Put Clocks on 30 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 89 degrees - 222.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV: “D” N83E, 14.5 miles]


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7 June 1917

From Hampton Roads to Plymouth or at Plymouth Sound

Lat 49.85, Long -8.43

2.0am: Put clocks on 37 minutes. Patent Log Foul. 2.5am: Hauled in ditto. 2.50am: Restreamed ditto.

6.15am: Sighted 4 ships on horizon.

6.50am: Ships identified as Armed Trawlers.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

2.30pm: Passed through Fleet of Drifters.

3.40pm: Sighted Bishop Rock Light House Bearing East.

4.21pm: Bishops Rock Light House N23E, 8.2 miles. 4.30pm: Altered course S80E, ZZ No 5.

6.0pm: Wolf Rock N12W, 10 miles.

7.0pm: Lizard N10E, 7 miles, altered course N80E, ZZ No 5.

8.15pm: Passed TBD “Bittern” escorting SS “Saxonia” [Saxonia (1) listed here]. Passed TBD “Liberty”.

8.20pm: Eddystone Light N68E.

9.0pm: Courses as Requisite for Rounding Eddystone.

9.51pm: Eddystone WNW 2 miles.

9.40pm: Speed as Requisite. 9.47pm: Passed Breakwater.

10.4pm: Came to Starboard anchor, 5 shackles in 10 fathoms in “B” berth.

[Anchor Bearings: Plymouth Breakwater Light S67.5W, Plymouth Breakwater Fort S44W, Plymouth Extreme Beacon S6E]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 90.5 degrees - 333 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bishops Rock Light House 88.5 degrees - 77 miles]


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8 June 1917

From Plymouth Sound to Hamoaze or at Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19 [estimated]

3.0am: Put Clocks on 30 minutes = British Summer Time.

3.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

7.45am: Shortened in to 2 shackles.

8.0am: KHM [King’s Harbour Master] embarked.

8.30am: Tug Secured ahead. 8.35am: Weighed and proceeded to Hamoaze. Courses and speeds as Requisite.

9.12am: Secured to No 6 Buoy. Discharged Major Cordner [?] RMLI and 1 marine: to Hospital.

10.15am: Coal lighter alongside, commenced coaling.

pm: Coaling Ship.

8.0pm: Completed with coal. Received 1157 tons.

8.30pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am.

11.30pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Draught: Forward 23’ 9”, Aft 24’ 8”]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 570 + 1157 = 1727 tons]


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9 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

4.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

8.15am: Oil lighter alongside.

am: Clean Ship. 1 Rating joined from RNB [Royal Navy Barracks].

11.0am: Leave to Starboard Watch to 11am; to first and third Parts of Port Watch to 7.30am, Boys to 6.30pm.

1.0pm: Provision lighter alongside.

pm: Discharged 1 Rating to HMS “Dolphin”. Discharged 4 Ratings to RNB. Provisioning Ship.

8.30pm: 3 Ratings re-joined from: “Baron Polworth” [Polwarth], “Baron Ardrossan”, “Netherpark”.

[Draught: Forward 26’ 8”, Aft 25’ 10”]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 390 lbs, Vegetables 1650 lbs]


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10 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

1.0pm: Leave to Port Watch to 11.30am, to first and third parts Starboard Watch to 7.0am and to Boys to 8.30pm.

11.30pm: Picket Boat drew fires.


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11 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

4.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

8.30am: Landed Dockyard Store Parties.

10.30am: Ammunition lighter alongside.

am: 21 Ratings joined for passage. 1 Rating joined ship from RNB. Discharged 6 Ratings to RMB [Royal Marines Barracks]. 15 Marines joined ship from RMB.

pm: Landed Dockyard Store Parties. Discharged 2 Ratings to RNB. 4 Ratings joined ship from RNB.

4.0pm: Acting Gunner (T) [Torpedoman] Lancey (late TGM) [Torpedo Gunner’s Mate] discharged to “Defiance”. 1 Rating joined ship from “Defiance”. 2 Ratings rejoined from Transports. Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

7.30pm: Commander Massey RN rejoined ship from SS “Ning Chow”.

11.40pm: Picket Boat banked fires.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1105 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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12 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

3.15am: Hailed Guard Boat.

7.30am: Coal lighter secured alongside.

9.30am: Discharged 20 Ratings to RNB (who had joined for passage).

am: Discharged 1 Rating to RNB. Hands employed coaling ship. Received Upper deck cargo.

11.40am: Completed with 113 tons coal. 1 Rating re-joined ship from “Convoy”.

2.0pm: 2 Ratings joined ship for cell punishment.

pm: Clean Ship.

4.0pm: 3 Ratings joined from RNB.

4.45pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am. 1 Rating joined ship from RNB. 1 Rating joined ship from Convoy (“Glenlockie” [sic]). Discharged 25 Ratings to RNB. Surgeon Churcher joined from Haslar Hospital. Surgeon Browne discharged to Chatham Hospital.

[Draught: 26’ 10” Forward, 26’ 1” Aft]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1692 + 113 = 1805 tons]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 72F, sea temperature 60F]


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13 June 1917

From Devonport to Halifax or at Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.0am: 23 Ratings joined from RNB.

am: Dockyard Party drawing stores. Hands employed cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

pm: Hands employed as Requisite and preparing for Sea.

4.30pm: Quarters. 1 Marine joined from RMB. Discharged 1 Rating to RNB.

6.45pm: KHM embarked and Tug secured ahead.

7.0pm: Slipped and proceeded to The Sound.

7.45pm: Came to Starboard anchor, 5 shackles in 6 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Plymouth Breakwater Light S58W, Plymouth Breakwater Easterly Beacon S30E, Western Anchorage Buoy S51E]

9.0pm: Hoisted in and Drew fires in Picket Boat.

9.40pm: Shortened in to 2 shackles. 10.10pm: Weighed and proceeded, Destroyers “Hope” and “Brisk” in company.

10.20pm: Passed Breakwater Light, Courses as Requisite, worked up to 116 Revs.

10.26pm: Penlee Point abeam, Course S26W.

10.44pm: Eddystone Light S67W. 10.55pm: Altered course S61W.

11.3pm: Eddystone abeam 1.2 miles. 11.15pm: Streamed Patent Log.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 413 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]


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14 June 1917

From Devonport to Halifax

Lat 47.52, Long -8.28

0.15am: Deviation by Pole Star 2.5 degrees E.

1.0pm: Lizard Light abeam.

1.40am: Altered course N20W - “Brisk” reported passing close to a submarine on surface but was unable to ram. Submarine dived, “Brisk” let go two depth charges and afterwards rejoined.

1.45am: Resumed Course.

2.0am: Commenced ZZ No 5.

5.0am: Passed TBDs Acasta, Achates, Contest, Lennox.

7.30am: Passed large piece of floating Wreckage: 48 22 N, 6 53 W.

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

am: Training Classes under Instructions. Hands employed repairing coal bags and as Requisite. Passed several pieces of wreckage and a cask during watch.

11.30am: First Part No 1 watch at signal Instructions.

11.45am: Sighted Steamer S40W steering East North Easterly.

0.20pm: Passed a very large spar.

0.40pm: Passed steamer bound East.

1.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes. Passed 4 masted Barque bound West.

pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes. Passed several pieces of small wreckage during watch.

4.30pm: Quarters. Exercised Collision Stations and Stations Abandon Ship.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes (= GMT).

6.0pm: Deviation on S58W 2.75 degrees E. 6.30pm: Deviation on S75W 2 degrees E.

8.40pm: Reduced to 113 Revs (ZZ No 5).

9.30pm: Altered course N58.5W.

10.0pm: Destroyer Escort parted Company and proceeded to Base, Reduced to 110 Revs.

11.0pm: Ceased ZZ.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 237.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV: 45 20 N, 11 15 W, 223 degrees - 179 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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15 June 1917

From Devonport to Halifax

Lat 46.25, Long -16.88

2.30am: Commenced ZZ No 5.

4.30am: Deviation on N40W = 0.25 degrees W, N85W = 1 degree E: Variation 19.5W, Lat 45 52 N, Long 14 11 W.

8.15am: Passed steamer bound North (SS “Lutetion” [possibly SS Lutetia, listed here).

8.30am: Passed steamer bound East.

11.0am: Hands employed repairing coal bags and as Requisite.

11.30am: No 2 Watch at Signal Instruction. Passed steamer bound East.

Noon: Reduced to 104 Revs.

1.0pm: Altered course N60W. Put Clocks back 30 minutes (= 0 hours 30 minutes Slow on GMT).

2.0pm: Passed barnacle covered baulk of Timber.

3.55pm: Sighted Steamer N bound Easterly.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes (= 1 hour 00 minutes Slow on GMT).

10.0pm: Reduced to 80 Revs.

11.0pm: Ceased ZZ.

[Course and Distance made good: 223 degrees - 179 miles, 283 degrees - 242 miles (= 421 miles)]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax 1964 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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16 June 1917

From Plymouth to Halifax

Lat 47.08, Long -24.94

2.50am: Increased to 96 Revs. Commenced ZZ No 5.

3.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

7.0am: Sighted smoke WSW.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

Noon: Altered course N79W, ZZ No 5, 72 Revs.

1.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes. Passed 4 Masted American Schooner bound East.

1.30pm: Passed Steamer 4 masts, 1 funnel bound East. Passed Steamer 2 masts, 1 funnel bound East.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes (= 2 hours slow on GMT).

6.30pm: Sighted steamer S80W.

7.20pm: Passed steamer steering South South Easterly, 2 masts, 1 funnel, painted grey, gun aft.

8.50pm: Sighted steamer N65W bound Easterly (no lights).

10.0pm: Ceased ZZ.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: 278.5 degrees - 335 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax (Southern Route) 1756 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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17 June 1917

From Plymouth to Halifax

Lat 46.02, Long -31.63

5.24am: Observed Deviation 1 degree E, Variation 26W.

8.45am: Sighted smoke SSW.

9.30am: Divisions. 10.30am: Divine Service.

1.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes (= 2h 30m Slow on GMT). Altered course N82W.

5.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Physical Drill.

[Course and Distance made good: 257 degrees - 284 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather fine in am, overcast or misty at times in pm, noon air and sea temperature 59F]


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18 June 1917

From Plymouth to Halifax

Lat 44.52, Long -37.78

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Exercised Divisional Drills. Training Classes under Instructions.

11.30am: Second Part No 3 Watch at Signals.

Noon: Sighted steamer WxN bound Easterly.

1.0pm: Altered course N85.5W. Put clocks back 30 minutes (3h 00m Slow on GMT).

pm: Training Classes under Instructions. Special Guns Crews at Loader. Remainder watch employed as Requisite.

3.30pm: First Part of No 3 Watch and all Training Classes at Signal Instruction.

5.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Explosion Stations, Shifting weights to counteract heel and Exercised Stations Abandon Ship, Turn out Boats.

[Course and Distance made good: 251 degrees - 275 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: 41.5N 47W: 246 degrees - 444 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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19 June 1917

From Plymouth to Halifax

Lat 42.52, Long -43.63

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Forecastle men to Rifle Drill. Divisional Drills. Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder hands employed as Requisite.

11.30am: Second Part of No 3 watch at Signals.

1.0pm: Altered course N85W. Increased to 78 Revs.

pm: Training Classes under Instructions. Boys and miscellaneous Ratings at Morris tube rifle practice. First Part of No 1 watch at Signals.

4.30pm: Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

5.0pm: Courses as Requisite for swinging ship between N and W. 5.15pm: Resumed Course.

[Course and Distance made good: 244.5 [degrees] - 282 [miles]]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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20 June 1917

From Plymouth to Halifax

Lat 42.17, Long -50.18

1.0am: Altered course N52W.

5.45am: Sighted steamer Bearing W, bound South Easterly.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Foretop Division at Rifle Drill. Exercised Control Parties.

10.0am: Sighted Barque SW bound Easterly.

10.15am: Sighted Admiralty Collier “Alexandra” bound E.

10.30am: Commenced ZZ. 11.0am: Ceased ZZ.

11.30am: Second Part No 1 watch at Signals.

pm: Training Classes under Instructions. Stokers at Morris Tube Rifle Practice.

3.0pm: 2 Funnelled steamer passed bound W.

3.30pm: Second Part No 2 watch at Signals.

4.30pm: Quarters. Exercised Collision Stations and Abandon Ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 309 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sable Island East Light House 284.5 degrees - 434 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Mist or fog for much of day, noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 54F]


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21 June 1917

From Plymouth to Halifax

Lat 43.39, Long -56.72

am: Exercised Control Parties and Alternative Steering Arrangements. Courses and Speeds as Requisite. Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed as Requisite. Exercised No 2 Watch at Signals.

1.0pm: Altered course N61W.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

2.15pm: Ran into Thick Fog.

5.0pm: Quarters. Lecture on Ambulance Drill and Gas Masks.

6.30pm: Deviations on N61W Nil, N43W 0.5 degrees E, N58W, 1 degree E. Fog lifted. Commenced ZZ.

7.55pm: Ceased ZZ. Ran into Thick Fog.

8.30pm: Commenced sounding every half hour with tubes.

10.0pm: 85 fathoms. 10.30pm: 85 fathoms. 11.0pm: 85 fathoms. 11.30pm: 45 fathoms. Midnight: 40 fathoms.

[Course and Distance made good: 284.5 degrees - 297 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sable Island East Light House 284.5 degrees - 136 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Mist or fog, thick at times, in pm]


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22 June 1917

From Plymouth to Halifax or at Halifax

Lat 44.48, Long -63.50

1.30am: Heard Steamer SE bound Westerly.

2.0am: Altered course N47.5W.

3.30am: Fog lifted. Sounding every quarter hour.

5.30am: Sighted steamer S20E, steering North Westerly. 5.35am: Increased to 96 Revs.

6.40am: Commenced ZZ No 1.

7.0am: Sounding every quarter hour.

10.0am: Sounding continuously. Ceased ZZ. 10.15am: Reduced to 60 Revs and as Requisite for closing Light Vessel.

10.24am: Heard Sambro Light Vessel Fog Signal NW.

11.0am: Ceased Sounding, leadsmen in Channel [?].

11.9am: Altered course N62W. 11.12am: Sambro Light Vessel abeam 0.1 miles, altered course NE, 72 Revs. Hauled in Patent Log.

11.10am: Heard Sambro Fog Gun and Chebucto Fog Horn.

11.45am: Altered course North. 11.56am: Altered course NxE, 60 Revs. Chebucto Fog Signal NxW. Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

Noon: Chebucto Fog Signal N15W. 0.10pm: Chebucto Fog Signal N50W. 0.14.5pm: Chebucto Fog Signal West, Course N.

0.22pm: Portuguese Shoal Automatic Buoy abeam 1 cable.

0.31pm: Neverfail Shoal Buoy abeam 2.25 cables. 0.40pm: Fog lifted ~~ as Requisite.

0.55pm: Passed Outer Boom Defence. 1.1pm: Passed Inner Boom.

1.15pm: Came to Port anchor - Moored 6 shackles on each, 10 fathoms in “C” berth. Collier “Cheviot Range” alongside.

[Anchor Bearings: Exhibition Light N26.5E, Black Rock Point N22W, Dartmouth Point S63.5E, abeam Port No 3 Pier S43.5W]

2.0pm: Put clocks back to 4 hours Slow on GMT. Commenced coaling (Tested Coaling Gear - Correct). Engineer Lieutenant Parker RN joined ship from “Niobe”.

[Draught before Coaling: Forward 22’ 7.5”, Aft 25’ 1.5”]

pm: Coal Ship. 5 Ratings joined ship from Hospital, 3 Ratings (Absentees) rejoined ship.

10.0pm: Ceased Coaling for night.

10.30pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 313 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Warships in Harbour: HMS “Leviathan”, “Calgarian”, “Warrior Yacht”, French Cruiser Condé]

[Fog, thick at times, in am, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 54F]


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23 June 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56 [estimated]

5.0am: Re-Commenced Coaling.

5.30am: Picket Boat Lit fires.

7.25am: Water Tank alongside.

7.35am: Completed Coaling. Received [blank] tons.

9.5am: Collier Cast off.

am: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital. Clean Ship. Tested Life buoys - Correct. 3 Italian Submarines proceeded to Bedford Basin. Lost overboard during coaling 5 coal bags (2cwt).

Noon: Water Tank Cast off.

pm: Landed Provisioning Party. Clean Ship.

3.30pm: Provision Lighter alongside. Provisioned ship.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 10.0pm.

5.30pm: Provision Lighter Cast off.

10.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.45pm: Banked fires in Picket Boat.

[Distance run through the Water: 11.5 miles]

[Draught: Forward 26’ 5”, Aft 26’ 0”]

[Fuel Remaining: 391 + 1334 = 1725 tons]


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24 June 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

6.30am: TBD “Grilse” sailed.

8.0am: Landed RC Church Party.

9.45am: Divisions. 10.0am: Landed Wesleyans and Presbyterians.

10.15am: Held Divine Service.

1.0pm: Gave Leave to Port Watch to 7am, Leave to Men under 20 to 10pm, Leave to Boys to 6pm.

4.30pm: Discharged 10 Ranks to HM Yacht “Warrior”.

6.30pm: 50 Ratings (RNVR Signalmen) joined from HMS Calgarian.

11.15pm: Picket Boat Drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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25 June 1917

From Halifax to Hampton Roads or at Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

4.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine [on this Monday]. Side Party working and painting. Engineer Store Party employed drawing Oil.

pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting Ships Side. Two ratings joined from “Leviathan”.

7.0pm: Prepared for Sea. Drew fires in Steam Boats. Unmoored and Weighed Starboard (Northerly) anchor. Shortened in to 3 shackles.

7.40pm: HMS “Calgarian” and convoy sailed.

7.55pm: Weighed. 8.3pm: Proceeded. Courses and Speeds as Requisite.

8.15pm: Passed Inner Gate. 8.23pm: Passed Outer Gate.

8.56pm: Portuguese Inner Antarctic Buoy abeam. Course SSE, 80 Revs.

9.25pm: Streamed Patent Log. 9.45pm: Altered course S20W, 72 Revs.

9.55pm: Sambro Light Vessel N88W.

11.0pm: Altered course S60W.

[Draught: Forward 26’ 5”, Aft 26’ 0”]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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26 June 1917

From Halifax to Hampton Roads

Lat 42.23, Long -65.53

2.0am: Deviation by Time Azimuth of Arcturus 2 degrees E (Variation 21W).

4.30am: Sighted steamer steering West South Westerly.

5.0am: Sighted Sail.

7.0am: Sighted steamer bound Westerly. Sighted steamer bound Northerly.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Exercised Main Top men at Rifle Drill. Exercised Divisional Drills. Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed as Requisite.

11.30am: Exercised second Part No 2 watch at Signals.

0.25pm: Sighted schooner ExW steering North Easterly. 0.50pm: Increased to 75 Revs.

1.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes (= 4h 30m Slow on GMT). Altered course S65W Magnetic.

1.45pm: Ran into patches of Thick Fog.

3.30pm: Second Part No 3 Watch and Training Classes at Signal Instruction.

5.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 352, and 353. Read “The Articles of War” and “Censoring Regulations”.

7.0pm: Passed SS Marguerite (Swedish) Baltimore to Halifax.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 170 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance [in wrong place in log]: Cape Henry 586 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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27 June 1917

From Halifax to Hampton Roads.

Lat 39.37, Long -70.43

2.30am: Sighted steamer N50W Steering North Easterly.

3.40am: Sighted light S20W.

4.0am: Altered course S73W.

4.30am: Passed 7 Sailing fishing vessels and 1 6-masted schooner steering North Easterly.

5.30am: Deviation = 0.75 degrees E, Variation 13W: 39 00 N, 69 10 W.

9.30am: Sighted SS “Vestris” bound to New York. 9.30am - 10.0am: Courses as Requisite. Advanced S72W, 3 miles.

11.30am: First Part No 3 Watch at Signals.

1.0pm: Altered course S68W. Put clocks back 30 minutes (= 5 hours Slow on GMT).

3.15pm: Second Part No 1 Watch at Signals.

5.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 285 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry 241 degrees - 297 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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28 June 1917

From Halifax to Hampton Roads

Lat 36.98, Long -75.63

6.0am: Steamer Bearing W Steering East North Easterly.

6.30am: Sounded every half hour without tube, 1/250 wire.

7.40am: Sounded 60 fathoms.

8.15am: Altered course S79W.

am: Quarter Deck men at Rifle Drill. Training Classes under Instructions. First and Second Cutters at Signals.

11.0am: Commenced ZZ No 1.

11.30am: First Part No 1 watch at Signals.

11.52am: Sighted Cape Charles Light Vessel N44W, 7 miles.

0.24pm: Cape Henry Light House S82.5W, Cape Charles Light Vessel N17E.

1.0pm: Hauled in Patent Log. Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

1.5pm: Cape Henry No 2 Light Buoy abeam. Stopped Engines. Communicated with Pilot Vessel. 1.10pm: Proceeded. Courses as Requisite, 84 Revs.

1.26pm: Passed through Cape Henry Gate.

2.28pm: Engines as Requisite. 2.35pm: Passed through Fort Monroe Gate.

2.45pm: Came to Starboard anchor, 5 shackles in 9 fathoms. Prepared for coaling.

[Anchor Bearings: Fort Wool Flag Staff S86E, Fort Monroe Light House N37.5E, West Willoughby Sand Spit Beacon S38E]

pm: American Men of War in harbour: “TEXAS”, “MISSOURI”, “COLUMBIA” - sailing.

5.0pm: USS Albany arrived.

6.0pm: Read Warrant No 354.

10.15pm: Secured coal lighter alongside.

10.30pm: Steam Pinnace drew fires.

[Course and Distance made good: 240 degrees - 284 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry 258 degrees - 18 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 73F]


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29 June 1917

At Hampton Roads

Lat 37.00, Long -76.33 [estimated]

4.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

4.30am: USS “Albany” sailed.

5.45am: Commenced Coaling. Tested Coaling Gear - Correct.

8.45am: HMS “Leviathan” arrived.

am: Coaling Ship.

10.45: Admiral Mayo hoisted his flag in USS Texas.

0.20pm: Cleared Coal Lighter.

2.0pm: Port Watch employed striking down coal.

4.10pm: Coal lighter secured alongside. 1 Rating rejoined ship from Naval Hospital Gosport. 23 Ratings (RNVR Signalmen) discharged to British Consulate. 1 Rating rejoined ship from “Leviathan”.

5.15pm: Ceased Coaling owing to weather. 5.45pm: Resumed Coaling.

6.45pm: Completed with coal. Received 552 Tons.

8.30pm: Clean Ship.

Midnight: Coal lighter Cast off.

[Draught before Coaling: Forward 25’ 9”, Aft 25’ 9”]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1327 + 552 = 1879 tons]

[Fine weather in am, rain, thunder and lightning in pm, noon temperature 85F, sea temperature 78F]


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29 June, 1917

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30 June 1917

At Hampton Roads

Lat 37.00, Long -76.33

7.0am: Hands to bathe.

am: Aired Night Clothing. 15 Coal Bags and 5 Shovels lost overboard during coaling. Tested Lifebuoys - Correct.

1.0pm: Leave to Port Watch to 9pm, Boys to 6pm.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

5.45pm: Mr Morrison Artificer Engineer and 43 Ratings and 7 Ranks joined ship from “Leviathan” for passage.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 800 lbs, Vegetables 20 Barrels Potatoes]


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LOGS FOR JULY 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for July 1917. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through). Forwarded and signed by Captain, as before]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 July 1917

At Hampton Roads

Lat 37.00, Long -76.33

6.45am: USS “Texas” and HMS Leviathan: sailed.

7.0am: Hands to Bathe.

7.15am: USS “Arizona” sailed.

9.30am: Discharged 23 Signalmen RNVR to Convoy and 2 Signalmen RNVR to British Consulate. Divisions.

10.30am: Held Divine Service on board.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 6.0pm.

3.30pm: Commander Massey, 2 Signalmen RNVR and 1 Marine discharged to “Crown of Seville” for duty with Convoy.

5.0pm: Prepared for sea. Disembarked six 0.5 cwt sinkers, two 1.75 cwt sinkers: for use of Commodore Wells [or Wills] RN.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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2 July 1917

From Hampton Roads to England or at Hampton Roads

Lat 37.12, Long -75.12

4.5am: Hoisted in and drew fires in Picket Boat.

4.20am: Shortened in to 2 shackles. 4.30am: Weighed and proceeded. 4.35am: 72 Revs. Courses as Requisite for leaving harbour. Tested Depth Charge Release Gear - Correct.

5.4am: Thimble Shoal Light Beacon abeam.

5.40am: Left Dredged Channel. 5.50am: Stopped both engines waiting for convoy to pass through Gate of Net Defence.

6.50am: Proceeded. Courses and speeds as Requisite.

7.15am: Cape Henry abeam 1.5 miles, passed through Cape Henry Net Defence.

7.45am: Cape Henry No 2 Buoy abeam - 72 Revs. Streamed Patent Log. 7.50am: Altered course N81E. Convoy consisting of following ships in order from Port to Starboard: “Crosby Hall” [listed here], “Oyleric” [listed here], “Crown of Seville”, “Trojan” [possibly ship listed in article here], “Oopack”, “Islanda”, “Roumanian Prince” [mentioned in account here], “Thermidor”, “Caldy” [possibly the ship mentioned as being salved in 1918 here], “Conway”, “Bayleaf”, “Aureole”, “Oriflamme”, “Mandalay” [there were several ships of this name at this time], “Chumleigh” [probably Chulmleigh], “Branholme” [?], “Derbent”, “Sargasso”, St Michael, “San Melito” [listed here], “Welbeck Hall”, “Caravelle” [Caravelle (2) listed here], “Walli” [?].

9.35am: Took station ahead of “Crown of Seville” and assumed Guide of Fleet.

11.0am: Speed of Convoy 9 knots.

11.30am: Second part of No 1 watch at Signal Instruction.

1.0pm: Altered course N82.5E.

3.30pm: First Part of No 2 Watch at Signals.

4.30pm: Paid Monthly Money.

8.15pm: Hauled in and re-streamed Patent Log.

11.0pm: Put clocks on 6 minutes = 4 hours 54 minutes Slow on GMT.

11.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 61 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 2986 miles]

[Draught: Forward 26’ 10.5”, Aft 26’ 2”]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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3 July 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 37.95, Long -71.15

2.0am: Put clocks ON 6 minutes = 4h 48m Slow on GMT.

4.30am: Daylight - all Convoy in Sight. 5.0am: Reduced 48 Revs.

6.0am: Sighted steamer NNE Steering Easterly.

7.15am: Hauled in Patent Log for examination. 7.30am: Increased 55 Revs.

8.5am: Sighted smoke N54E.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Boys to Rifle Drill. Exercised Divisional Drill. Training Classes under Instructions.

9.17am: Exercised Convoy at Zig Zag.

10.15am: Ceased ZZ.

11.30am: Second Part No 2 Watch at Signals.

1.0pm: Altered course N87E. Increased to 58 Revs.

pm: Training Classes under Instructions. Stokers at Morris Tube Rifle firing.

3.30pm: First part of No 3 Watch at Signals.

5.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Physical Drill.

6.45pm: Reduced to 55 Revs.

11.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: 75 degrees - 195 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Rain or showers in am and late pm, noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 73F]


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4 July 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 38.85, Long -66.85

3.0am: Put clocks on 16 minutes (= 4h 32m Slow on GMT).

4.30am: All convoy in Sight at Daylight.

5.0am: Deviation 1 degree E: 38 36 N, 67 45 W: Variation 13 00 W.

9.45am: Exercised Convoy at ZZ.

11.45am: Ceased ZZ. No 3 Watch second Part at Signal Instruction.

0.5pm: Hoisted “Disregard”. Hauled out of line and proceeded as Requisite to communicate with SS “Caravelle” and other vessels of convoy.

1.30pm: Convoy altered course S84E.

pm: Training Classes to Instructions. Daymen and Special Ordinary Seamen at Morris Tube Rifle Firing. Remainder watch employed as Requisite.

6.40pm: Resumed Guide of Squadron.

7.0pm: Passed Steamer bound West.

8.0pm: Passed Steamer bound West.

[Course and Distance made good: 74.5 degrees - 204.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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5 July 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 39.72, Long -62.38

3.0am: Put clocks on 18 minutes (= 4-14 Slow on GMT).

5.0am: Deviation 1 degree E, Variation 16.5W.

7.45am: Hoisted “Disregard” and Increased to 66 Revs.

9.10am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Stokers of No 2 watch at Rifle Drill.

9.30am: Exercised Control Parties. Courses and speeds as Requisite. Mean Course S84E.

11.45am: Resumed Guide of Squadron, 56 Revs.

1.0pm: Altered course S76E.

4.30pm: Quarters. Close WT Doors, Shift Weights to counteract list, and Abandon Ship Stations.

[Course and Distance made good: 76.5 degrees - 218 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 2371 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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6 July 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 40.13, Long -58.00

2.0am: Put clocks on 19 minutes (= 3 hours - 55 minutes Slow on GMT).

4.30am: All convoy in sight at Daylight.

9.20am: Exercised Convoy at ZZ.

10.0am: Ceased ZZ

10.50am: Exercised Convoy at ZZ.

1.0pm: Ceased ZZ, altered course N71E.

pm: Clean Ship.

4.30pm: Sighted steamer WxN steering Easterly.

4.55pm: Hoisted “Disregard”, hauled out of line and decreased speed to close to SS “Idomineus” [Idomeneus (1) listed here] bound to Bristol.

6.0pm: Proceeded as Requisite to resume station.

6.20pm: Convoy Reduced to 8.5 knots.

8.20pm: Resumed Guide of Fleet, 52 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: 83 degrees - 203 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[South westerly wind force 4 or 5 until 4pm, then force 6-7 or 6 until 8pm with sea state rough, then reducing. Weather fine in am, showers in pm, noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 75F]


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7 July 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 40.18, Long -53.50

3.0am: Put clocks on 18 minutes (= 3h 37m Slow on GMT).

4.30am: All convoy in sight at Daylight.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

10.30am: “Derbent” and “Bayleaf” exchanged stations in Convoy.

1.0pm: Altered course S70E, “Crosby Hall” and “Roumanian Prince” exchanged station in Convoy.

4.30pm: Tested Lifebouys - Correct.

6.0pm: Sighted Steamer ExS - Cable Laying Ship “Colonia”.

6.20pm: Sighted can buoy with Staff and red flag (with a white “No 6” on it) ExS.

6.45pm: Convoy altered course 8 points to Starboard to clear buoy. 7.0pm: Convoy altered course 8 points to Port.

7.55pm: Sighted Light Buoy N70E, 4.5 miles (approximately).

8.15pm: 40 15 N, 52 9 W: star [symbol] Sights.

[Course and Distance made good: N88E, 206 miles ?]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 1962 miles ?]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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8 July 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 40.32, Long -49.27

3.0am: Put clocks on 17 minutes = (3h 20m Slow on GMT).

4.30am: All convoy in sight at Daylight.

7.40am: Passed spar vertical in water showing about 2 feet out of water on occasions (between waves) apparently attached to submerged wreckage. Position 40 17 N, 49 55 W.

10.0am: Divisions. Held Divine Service.

1.0pm: Altered course S77E.

1.45pm: Passed large cask (barnacle covered).

[Course and Distance made good: N88.5E, 400 miles = 2 days]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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9 July 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 40.99, Long -44.85

2.30am: Put clocks on 17 minutes = 3h 3m Slow on GMT.

4.40am: All convoy in sight and SS “Rheussas” [?] Philadelphia to Liverpool passed.

6.30am: Sighted smoke NWxN.

7.10am: Exercised Convoy at Zig Zag.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. No 3 Watch of Stokers at Rifle Drill. Exercised Divisional Drills.

9.10am: Ceased Zig Zag. Vessel sighted to Westward # SS “Turcoman” [listed here] joining convoy, ordered to lead “Y” line.

1.0pm: Altered course S80.5E. 1.20pm: SS “Palena” passed bound West.

2.0pm: SS “Oriflamme” hauled out of line and proceeded independently ahead of convoy.

2.20pm: SS “Crosby Hall” took station astern of “Roumanian Prince”.

3.15pm: SS “Roumanian Prince” took station astern of “Oyleric”.

3.50pm: SS “Turcoman” took station ahead of “Crosby Hall”.

5.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Physical Drill. Read warrants Nos 355, 356.

[Course and Distance made good: N78.5E - 205 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 1561 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Weather generally fine, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 70F]


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10 July 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 42.01, Long -40.78

3.0am: Put clocks on 17 minutes = 2h 46m Slow on GMT.

4.30am: “Thermidor” hauled out of line and stopped. 4.35am: “Thermidor” proceeded to resume station in line.

6.0am: Sighted steamer S84E steering W - SS “Moocco” [possibly Morocco, listed here] Hull to New York.

7.30am: “Thermidor” in station.

8.30am: “Oriflamme” resumed station in Convoy.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Stokers of No 1 watch at Rifle Drill. Exercised Divisional Drills. Training Classes under Instructions. Marines at Signals. Remainder employed as Requisite.

11.30am: Second part of No 3 Watch at Signals.

1.0pm: Altered course S76E.

2.40pm: Exercised Convoy at Zig Zag.

3.30pm: Exercised No 1 watch and Training Classes at Signals.

4.50pm: Quarters. Exercised “Prepare to Tow”.

5.10pm: Passed SS “Kelvinbrae” [discussed here] bound Liverpool to Savannah.

5.15pm: Ceased ZZ.

6.35pm: Sighted steamer NxE bound W. “Conway” hauled out of line and stopped to repair Engines.

7.30pm: Exercised No 1 watch controlling and burning searchlights. 8.15pm: Ditto No 3 watch.

[Course and Distance made good: 71.5 degrees - 193 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]


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11 July 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 42.56, Long -36.03

3.0am: Put clocks on 17 minutes = (2h 29m Slow on GMT).

3.15am: Exercised Searchlight control and Burned Searchlights.

4.0am: “Conway” in station and all Convoy in Sight. Sighted 4 masted schooner ENE steering Easterly.

5.20am: SS “Roumanian Prince” hauled out of line and stopped.

9.0am: “Roumanian Prince” resumed station.

9.35am: Exercised convoy at Zig Zag.

11.25am: Altered course 8 points to Port to clear 4 masted schooner “Augustus Welt” American.

11.30am: Altered course 8 points to Starboard and Ceased ZZ.

pm: Stokers at Morris Tube Rifle Firing. All Training Classes under Instructions.

1.0pm: Altered course S76E.

4.30pm: Quarters. Exercised Prepare to be taken in Tow.

6.50pm: “Oopack” hauled out of line and stopped.

8.30pm: Burned Searchlights and Exercised Searchlight Control.

[Course and Distance made good: 81 degrees - 213 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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12 July 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 43.15, Long -31.57

2.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

3.0am: Put clocks on 19 minutes = 2 hours 10 minutes Slow on GMT.

3.15am: Burned Searchlights and Exercised Searchlight Control. Maximum Roll Observed 10 degrees.

4.30am: Daylight. All Convoy in Sight and “Oolpack” [sic] in Station.

7.55am: Reduced to 54 Revs. Maximum Roll Observed 12.5 degrees.

am: Training Classes under Instructions. Gun Layers and Acting Gun Layers I and II at Dotter. Marines at Signal Instruction. Second Part No 2 Watch at Signals.

1.0pm: Altered course S74E.

3.30pm: Exercised second part No 3 watch at Signals.

4.30pm: Quarters. Exercised Prepare to be taken in Tow.

8.15pm: Burned Searchlights and Exercised Searchlight Control.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: 79.5 degrees - 198 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 956 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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13 July 1917

From Hampton Roads to England [though not stated at top of page]

Lat 43.45, Long -27.00

3.0am: Advanced Clocks 18 minutes - 1h 52m Slow on GMT.

7.0am: “Mandalay” and “Chumleigh” took station 8 cables abeam of the Guides of their columns.

8.13am: Commenced ZZ.

10.25am: Ceased ZZ.

11.30am: Roxburgh and Wing Ships Commenced ZZ. Exercised second part of No 3 watch at Signals. Increased to 61 Revs.

0.45pm: “Sargasso” took station astern of “Conway”.

1.0pm: Altered course S75.5E, ZZ No 9 Independently.

1.35pm: “Caravelle” and “Waali” exchanged stations in Convoy.

4.33pm: Convoy Exercised ZZ.

6.0pm: Convoy Ceased ZZ.

8.45pm: “Roxburgh” and Wing Ships ceased ZZ, “Roxburgh” resumed Guide of Fleet.

[Course and Distance made good: 85 degrees - 202 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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14 July 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 43.77, Long -22.44

3.0am: Put clocks on 18 minutes (= 1h 34m Slow on GMT).

3.27am: Commenced ZZ No 9 Independently. Increased to 60 Revs.

4.0am: Daylight. All convoy in Sight.

4.30am: Steamer NE bound Westerly.

5.0am: Convoy commenced ZZ.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Hand Fire Engines - Correct. Hove round Downton Pumps. Tested Lifebuoys - Correct.

1.0pm: Altered course S71.5E.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

4.30pm: Quarters. Exercised Physical Drill.

6.30pm: Sighted 4 masted sailing vessel hull down Bearing N.

9.0pm: Ceased ZZ. Reduced to 55 Revs, resumed Guide of Convoy.

[Course and Distance made good: 84.5 degrees - 199 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 65F]


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15 July 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 43.88, Long -17.77

3.30am: Put clocks on 17 minutes (= 1h 17m Slow on GMT).

3.45am: Roxburgh commenced ZZ No 9.

4.42am: Convoy commenced ZZ No 7.

7.15am: Hauled in Cherub and Streamed Trident Log.

8.10am: Sighted steamer N70E steering South Easterly.

8.30am: Passed steamer “Santa Luca” Norwegian.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

1.0pm: Altered course S72.5E.

7.20pm: Convoy ceased ZZ.

8.0pm: “Islanda” not in sight.

9.0pm: Ceased ZZ.

[Course and Distance made good: Estimated 88 degrees - 202 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 355 miles Estimated]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Showers, mist and drizzle on and off, sea rough in late am, noon air and sea temperature 65F]


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16 July 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 44.41, Long -13.18

3.0am: Put clocks on 17 minutes = 1 hour 0 minutes Slow on GMT.

3.45am: “Roxburgh” commenced ZZ No 9.

4.30am: Convoy commenced ZZ No 7.

6.15am: Sighted “Islanda”.

7.0am: Ceased ZZ.

7.10am: Altered course N85E. 7.20am: Altered course N67E. Roxburgh ZZ No 9.

7.40am: Convoy ZZ No 7.

10.0am: Reduced to 8.5 knots. “Islanda” in station.

11.0am: Full speed ahead, false report of Submarine. 11.1am: Reduced to half speed.

1.0pm: Increased 53 Revs. Convoy Increased 0.5 knots.

3.40pm: Convoy reduced 0.5 knots.

5.30pm: “Chumleigh” and “Mandalay” exchanged stations. Sighted sail Bearing N.

7.0pm: Convoy Increased 0.5 knots.

9.0pm: Roxburgh and Convoy ceased ZZ. Roxburgh resumed Guide.

[Course and Distance made good: 80 degrees - 190 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 49 degrees - 153 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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17 July 1917

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 46.49, Long -9.86

3.0am: Put clocks ON 14 minutes = 0h 46m Slow on GMT.

3.45am: Increased to 58 Revs and commenced ZZ independently of Convoy.

6.30am: Convoy Increased 0.5 knots.

7.8am: Convoy Commenced ZZ.

8.44am: Sighted 3 Destroyers NxW: Lennox, Unity. Lance.

9.30am: Sighted 5 Destroyers NxE: Owl (Senior Officer), Garland, Liberty, Laurel, Acosta.

10.30am: Destroyer Escort took station for screening. Re-organised Convoy in accordance with orders received re destinations, Ceased ZZ.

0.10pm: “Aureole” hauled out of line and stopped. 0.30pm: Convoy Reduced to 8.5 knots.

0.45pm: Norwegian steamer bound South Westerly passed to Northward.

1.0pm: Altered course N67E. Destroyers and Roxburgh ZZ.

3.0pm: Detached “Garland” to convoy “Aureole”.

5.15pm: Convoy Increased to 9 knots.

7.30pm: “Trojan” took station astern of “Caravelle”.

9.15pm: Ceased ZZ, “Roxburgh” resumed Guide.

11.0pm: Put clocks on 16 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 49.5 degrees - 194 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Eddystone Light House 45.5 degrees - 314 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Mist and/or drizzle for much of day, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 64F]


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18 July 1917

From Hampton Roads to Plymouth

Lat 48.50, Long -6.56

2.30am: Put clocks on 30 minutes = GMT.

4.0am: Destroyers and Roxburgh commenced ZZ.

5.20am: Passed considerably [sic] quantity of wreckage.

6.40am: Passed raft and ships bridge.

8.0am: HMS “Mantua” and destroyer (1) escort passed bound North Easterly.

8.30am: Commenced sounding every half hour with tubes.

am: Boys under Instructions. Visibility 3 miles. Hauled in and cleared Patent Log.

Noon: Visibility 2 miles.

1.40pm: Altered course N62E, ZZ.

2.0pm: Sighted “Aureole” and “Garland”. Visibility 4 - 5 miles. Sounded every half hour.

4.0pm: Visibility 2 miles.

5.0pm: “X” Line Reduced speed and dropped astern. Passed considerable quantity of small wreckage during watch - Maximum Roll Observed 18 degrees.

6.30pm: Courses and speeds as Requisite to drop astern of convoy and join “X” line Ships.

6.30pm: Convoy altered course N28E. Maximum Roll Observed 20 degrees.

7.35pm: “Roxburgh” with: “Bayleaf”, “Oopack”, “Roumanian Prince”, “Derbent”, “Laverock”, in station astern of Main Convoy.

8.35pm: Destroyers “Porpoise”, “Hardy”, “Lochinvar”, “Ambuscade”, “Victor” sighted, altered course N49E and parted company from Main Convoy. Destroyer Escort took up screening stations.

9.10pm: 55 Revs. Sounded every half hour.

Midnight: Sighted Lizard Light N27W 25 miles approximately.

[Course and Distance made good: 48 degrees - 180 miles (Estimated)]

[True Bearing and Distance: Plymouth 156 miles (Estimated)]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Misty for most of day, with rain at times, south westerly wind force 4-5 or 5 from 9am to 8pm, with sea state rough from 2pm]


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19 July 1917

From Hampton Roads to Plymouth or at Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19 [estimated]

1.30am: Lizard Light N57W.

1.50am: Eddystone Light N42E, 21 miles approximately.

2.0am: Ceased sounding.

3.15am: Eddystone Light N50W.

4.0am: Altered course N25E, commenced ZZ, Increased to 90 Revs. Parted Company and proceeded independently to Plymouth.

4.20am: Hauled in Patent Log. Courses as Requisite.

4.27am: Eddystone Light House abeam 1.5 miles. 4.28am: Plymouth Breakwater Light N26E.

5.12am: Plymouth Breakwater abeam.

5.16am: Came to Port anchor. 5.17am: Weighed and proceeded up Hamoaze with KHM onboard. Tug “Wapiti” [listed here] ahead.

6.7am: Secured to No 6 Buoy in the Hamoaze. Put clocks on 1 hour to BST [British Summer Time].

8.0am: Prepared for coaling.

9.10am: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital. Discharged 33 Ratings to RN Barracks. Discharged 7 Privates to RM Barracks. G Morrisson Warrant Engineer RNR and G Clasby Acting Artificer Engineer: discharged to “Vivid”.

1.0pm: 2 Ratings joined ship from Barracks.

1.30pm: Coal lighters alongside.

2.45pm: Commenced coaling.

3.30pm: Paid monthly money to No 3 Watch and Men proceeding on “Advance” Leave.

4.45pm: Leave to No 3 watch to 9am July 27th.

9.0pm: Ceased coaling for the night. Received 366 tons.

9.30pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

10.0pm: Leave to CPOs and POs to 5.30am.

11.30pm: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Distance run through the Water: 154 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 614 + 366 = 980 tons]

[Draught: 24ft Forward, 24’ 11.5” Aft]


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20 July 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

3.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

6.0am: Re-commenced coaling.

11.0am: Ammunition Lighter alongside.

Noon: Paid Hands Monthly Money.

1.0pm: Hoisted in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace. Drew fires in them. Tugs alongside.

1.30pm: Slipped from No 6 Buoy and proceeded alongside Nos 2 and 3 Jetties.

2.15pm: Secured alongside.

2.30pm: Seaman and Stoker “C and M” [Care and Maintenance] Party joined ship.

3.15pm: Marine “C and M” Party joined.

3.25pm: Carried on Coaling.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch of C&M Party to 6.45am.

4.50pm: Finished Coaling. Received 456 tons.

6.15pm: Coal Lighters cast off.

7.30pm: Leave to Ships Company to 9am July 28th. Ship taken over by C&M Party.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 972 + 456 = 1428 tons]


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21 July 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19 [estimated]

7.15am: Turned in Port Cutter.

8.0am: HMS Marshfort secured alongside.

am and pm: C&M Party.

Noon: Leave to Port Watch C&M party to 6.45am.

3.0pm: 3 Ratings joined ship from RNB.

4.20pm: 1 Rating joined ship from RNB.


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22 July 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

9.0am: HMS Marshfort cast off.

Noon: Leave to Starboard Watch C&M Party to 6.45am.


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23 July 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

9.0am: 1 Rating joined ship from “Impregnable”.

am and pm: Hands employed as Requisite. C&M Party.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch of “C&M” Party to 6.45am.


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24 July 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

am: Hands (“C&M” Party) employed drawing stores.

pm: Hands (“C&M” Party) employed drawing and returning stores.

4.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch (“C&M” Party) to 6.45am.

[Weather overcast or fine, light winds, noon temperature 67F]


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25 July 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

am: Hands (“C&M” Party) employed as Requisite.

pm: Hands (“C&M” Party) employed drawing and returning stores.

4.0pm: Leave to Port Watch (“C&M” Party) to 6.45am.

9.0pm: “Coleen” [HMS Colleen] secured alongside.


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26 July 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

9.30am: 18 Ratings joined ship from RNB.

10.30am: 4 Ratings joined ship from RNB.

am: Hands (“C&M” Party) employed as Requisite.

1.5pm: Marines of “C&M” Party received Payment.

pm: 6 Ratings joined from RNB.

4.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch (“C&M Party”) to 6.45am.

7.0pm: 30 Ratings joined ship from RNB.


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27 July 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

am: No 3 Watch and Advance parties rejoined from leave. “C&M” Parties discharged to RNB and RMB. Hands employed cleaning Mess Deck and Drawing Stores.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship, and drawing stores.

2.30pm: 1 Ratings joined from “Defiance”.

4.30pm: Leave to second part of No 3 watch and ratings on draft to 7.0am.

6.30pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

8.0pm: 1 Rating joined from RNB.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 111 lbs, Vegetables 112 lbs]


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28 July 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

7.0am: Provision Lighter alongside. Ammunition Lighter alongside.

8.0am: Coal Lighter alongside.

am: Dockyard parties drawing stores. Remainder hands Provisioning and Ammunitioning. Hands Returned from Long Leave.

10.0am: All hands employed drawing stores and embarking Ammunition, Paymaster stores and coaling ship.

[Midshipmen discharged to RNB Devonport: WB Creery, HT Grant, GM Hope, I [?] R Crow, GP Musgrave, CD Donald, CA Thompson, GB Barnes]

Noon: 7 Ratings joined ship from RNB for passage to “Caesar”.

pm: Hands employed coaling ship, Drawing stores and as Requisite.

2.30pm: 33 Ratings joined ship from RNB. Discharged 2 Ratings to RNB.

4.30pm: Coal Ship.

6.45pm: Ceased coaling. Tugs alongside, shifted ship to No 5 Wharf North Yard.

7.30pm: Re commenced coaling.

11.30pm: Completed with coal. Received 364 tons.

Midnight: Leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1421 + 364 = 1785 tons]


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29 July 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19 [estimated]

5.0am: Coal lighters cast off.

7.45am: Special cargo arrived.

8.0am: Starboard Watch employed embarking Special Cargo. Remainder hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am: Discharged 4 Ratings to Hospital. 48 Ratings joined ship from RNB.

10.30am: Completed embarking Special Cargo.

am: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship. Lieutenant Commander EW Callwell discharged to “Excellent”.

1.30am: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am, to Boys to 6.30pm. 1 Rating rejoined ship from SS “Caravelle”.

pm: Discharging 98 Ratings to RNB. Discharged 1 Rating to “Highflyer”. Major Cordner RMLI rejoined from Sick Leave.

[Draught: Forward 26’ 10.5”, Aft 26’ 4”]


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30 July 1917

From Devonport to Halifax or at Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

7.0am: Replaced Bower anchor and Unshipped Lower Booms.

8.0am: Discharged 5 Ratings to RNB.

am: Hands employed Painting and Cleaning Ship.

pm: Discharged 1 Rating to “Highflyer”. 1 Rating joined ship from “Defiance”. 3 Ratings joined ship from RNB. Hands employed Painting Ship.

5.0pm: Prepared for sea.

6.30pm: 1 Private joined from RMB.

7.30pm: Put clocks back 1 hour = GMT. 7.35pm: KHM embarked. 7.45pm: Cast off and proceeded out of harbour. Tug “Wapiti” in attendance, Courses and speeds as Requisite.

8.15pm: Stopped. KHM disembarked. 8.19pm: Proceeded. Courses as Requisite, worked up to 118 Revs.

8.32pm: Breakwater Light House abeam 1.5 cables. Course S30W. Destroyers “Hydra” and “Badger” took up screening stations.

9.0pm: Streamed Patent Log.

9.5pm: Eddystone Light House abeam 1.3 miles. Commenced ZZ.

11.30pm: Altered course N70W, ZZ.


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31 July 1917

From England to Halifax

Lat 49.72, Long -9.90

2.30am: Sighted glare of Lizard Light Bearing NW.

3.10am: Bishop Light N28W.

4.10am: Bishop Light N20E, 19 miles.

7.30am: Hauled in, Examined and Re-streamed Patent Log.

8.0am: Convoy of 9 ships with 1 tug and destroyer escort passed to Northward.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine [on this Tuesday].

Noon: Altered course S82W.

3.15pm: Passed large barnacle covered spar.

5.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Abandon Ship Stations.

10.0pm: Reduced to 108 Revs.

10.30pm: Passed 3 destroyers bound East.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 261 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: 48 00 N, 15 00 W: 243 degrees - 229 miles]


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for August 1917 (“Copy of” crossed through). “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through). Approved and signed by Captain, as before]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 August 1917

From Plymouth to Halifax

Lat 47.85, Long -19.33

1.0am: “Hydra” and “Badger” parted company.

1.45am: Altered course N69W.

4.15am: Increased to 112 Revs.

7.30am: Examined Patent Log.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Hands employed cleaning ship.

11.30am: Exercised first part No 3 watch at Signals.

Noon: Sighted smoke of 2 ships to SW.

1.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes (= 0 hours, 30 minutes Slow on GMT).

5.0pm: Quarters, Exercised Stations “Struck by Mine or Torpedo”, “Turn out Boat” and Abandon Ship. Put clocks back 30 minutes (= 1 hour 0 minutes Slow on GMT).

10.0pm: Reduced to 100 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 400 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax 1905 miles]


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2 August 1917

From Plymouth to Halifax

Lat 47.53, Long -28.42 [Observed Lat with ? after it]

7.15am: Examined Patent Log.

8.0am: Reduced to 80 Revs and Commenced “Atlantic Routine”.

am: Training Classes under Instruction. Hands employed cleaning ship and as Requisite. First part No 1 Watch at Signals. Changed over to Starboard Steering Engine.

Noon: Ceased ZZ. Reduced to 75 Revs.

1.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes (= 1-30 Slow on GMT).

1.15pm: Passed large baulk of Timber.

1.30pm: Watch employed turning in Sea Boats and preparing for bad weather.

5.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 357. Put clocks back 30 minutes (= 2h-0h Slow on GMT).

[Course and Distance made good: 267.5 degrees - 367 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax via 43.5N - 1538 miles, via 45.66N - 1484 miles]

[Mist, drizzle, showers or rain for much of day, noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 64F]


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3 August 1917

From Plymouth to Halifax

Lat 46.92, Long -35.28

3.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

7.15am: Examined Patent Log.

am: Exercised General Quarters, steered from Alternative Positions. Course and Speed Made Good N70W, 11.5 knots.

10.45am: Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder hands employed as Requisite.

11.30am: Second Part No 2 Watch at Signals.

0.45pm: Altered course N65W.

1.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes (= 2h-30m Slow on GMT).

3.30pm: First part No 3 watch at Signals.

4.43pm: Slow both Engines. Hauled in Patent Log, dropped target. 4.45pm: Proceeded as Requisite to carry out .303 and 1 Inch “Submarine” practice with all watches.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes (= 3 hours Slow on GMT).

5.45pm: Completed practice, proceeded Course N65W. 6.5pm: Streamed Patent Log.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: 262 degrees - 284 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax 1206 miles]


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4 August 1917

From Plymouth to Halifax

Lat 46.53, Long -41.88

3.0am: Exercised Searchlights and Burned them.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Hand Fire Engines - Correct. Tested Lifebuoys - Correct.

1.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes = 3h-30m Slow on GMT. Altered course N67W.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

3.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

4.30pm: Deviation by sun [symbol] Time Azimuth 0.5 degrees E. Variation 29 25 W.

5.30pm: Quarters. Exercised Physical Drill.

6.0pm: Ran into fog.

[Course and Distance made good: 265 degrees - 273 miles]

[Mist or fog in pm]


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5 August 1917

From Plymouth to Halifax

Lat 46.03, Long -48.58

3.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

5.50am: Heard fog signals of several ships ahead, Slow both.

6.0am: Passed large 4 masted steamer bound Easterly. Half Ahead both.

7.30am: Examined Patent Log.

9.0am: Commenced sounding every half hour.

9.30am: Divisions. 10.0am: Divine Service. Struck sounding 84 fathoms.

0.30pm: Altered course N80W.

2.0pm: Sounded every half hour.

4.30pm: Quarters. Exercised Physical Drill. Turned out Sea Boats.

5.0pm: Altered course N70W.

6.0pm and 9.0pm: Sounded every half hour.

[Course and Distance made good: Estimated 263.5 degrees - 281 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax 653 miles]

[Mist or fog all day, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 55F]


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6 August 1917

From Plymouth to Halifax

Lat 45.14, Long -55.53

1.0am: Sounded every half hour. 1.15am: Picked up soundings in Whale Deep.

5.0am: Sounded every half hour.

6.0am: Tested ER [Engine Room] Telegraphs.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Training Classes under Instructions. No 3 watch and all Active Service Ratings working about and drilling with PVs [Paravanes]. Remainder employed as Requisite.

Noon: Sounded every half hour.

1.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes (= 4h-00 Slow on GMT). Altered course N71W.

2.0pm: Engines as Requisite for Exercising No III watch dropping and picking up PVs.

3.30pm: Sounded throughout watch.

5.0pm: Sounded every quarter hour.

7.45pm: Passed Sailing Ship (sounding 3 blasts) not sighted.

9.30pm: Sounded every quarter hour.

11.45pm: Lost Lead, swivel, brass tube and stray line overboard.

[Course and Distance made good: 259.5 degrees - 296.5 miles]

[Another misty, foggy day]


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7 August 1917

From Plymouth to Halifax

Lat 44.54, Long -62.27

1.0am: Recommenced sounding.

3.30am: Burned searchlights and Exercised Control.

5.30am: Sounded throughout watch.

am: Port Watch employed getting Special Cargo on Deck. Remainder employed preparing for coaling and as Requisite. Sounded throughout watch.

0.40pm: Increased to 90 Revs. 1.0pm: Commenced ZZ No 7. 1.15pm: Weather cleared.

1.20pm: Egg Island Light Buoy N20W, Egg Island Light House N9W, altered course N84W, ZZ.

2.0pm: Lit fires in Steam Boats.

2.30pm: Sambro Light House N71W.

3.8pm: Altered course NNW round War Channel Buoy. Ceased ZZ.

3.15pm: Hauled in Patent Log. Entered War Channel.

3.58pm: Portuguese Shoal Buoy abeam. Courses as Requisite for entering Harbour.

4.16pm: Speed as Requisite. 4.20pm: Passed Outer Gate. 4.32pm: Passed Inner Gate.

4.45pm: Came to Port anchor moored 6 shackles on each in 10 fathoms in B berth. HMS “Calgarian” in harbour.

[Anchor Bearings] [Black Point Pier N7.5W, Exhibition Building N44.5E, Elwater Church [?] S53W]

6.45pm: Unmoored, weighed Southern anchor. 7.20pm: Weighed Northern anchor. Engines as Requisite, proceeded alongside US Collier Jupiter (alongside No 4 Wharf).

7.45pm: Secured alongside Bows South.

[Secured alongside US Collier Jupiter at No 4 Wharf]

8.10pm: Prepared for coaling.

8.30pm: Discharged 24 Ratings for “Caesar” and “Devonshire” to “Niobe”.

9.18pm: Commenced coaling with Starboard Watch.

[Course and Distance made good: 263 degrees - 290 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax 67 miles]

[Mist and fog in am and early pm, then fine. Noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 64F]


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8 August 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56 [estimated]

0.55am: Port Watch carried on Coaling.

5.30am: Starboard Watch carried on Coaling.

5.58am: Ceased coaling. Received 1000 tons.

7.25am: Cast off from US Collier Jupiter, proceeded as Requisite to “C” Berth.

7.40am: Came to Port anchor, 5 shackles in 14 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Marine [?] Railway Point S82E, Exhibition Light House N20E, Planing Mills Church [?] N9E]

10.10am: Collier “Boukadra” [listed here] secured alongside. 10.26am: Commenced coaling.

2.10pm: Completed with coal. Received 441 tons. 2.35pm: “Boukadra” cast off.

pm: Clean Ship.

4.40pm: HMS Columbella arrived.

5.0pm: 3 Ratings joined from “Niobe”.

6.0pm: HMS “Olympic” sailed.

9.0pm: Picket Boat drew fires.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 315 + 1411 = 1756 tons]

[Draught: 26’ 7” Forward, 26’ 0” Aft]


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9 August 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

4.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

6.0am: Clean Ship.

8.30am: Provisioning Party landed in Dockyard.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Special Ordinary Seamen away under Instruction in Boat Pulling.

0.50pm: Provision Lighter with provisions and Stores alongside.

pm: Hands employed provisioning, cleaning and as Requisite. Special Ordinary Seamen away under Instruction in Boat Pulling.

4.30pm: Leave to Port watch 4.30 to 10pm.

5.20pm: Completed Provisioning.

6.30pm: Embarked Mails for “Highflyer”.

10.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.


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10 August 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

4.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.30am: Hands employed painting down aloft.

7.20am: HMS “Highflyer” arrived.

am: Hands employed painting ship. Diving Party examined PV chains and propellers.

pm: Port Watch employed painting ship. Starboard Watch Make and Mend Clothes.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch to 7am.

11.0pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.


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11 August 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

6.30am: Party employed painting funnels.

6.50am: Port Watch employed disembarking Special Cargo.

8.30pm: Working Party and Marine Guard landed with Special Cargo.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Hand Fire Engines.

pm: Exercised Special Ordinary Seamen under sail.

3.55pm: “Berwick” arrived.

5.25pm: Received from “Berwick” for Naval Attaché Washington 3 bags of mails and 2 rolls of charts.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 387 lbs, Vegetables 900 lbs]


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12 August 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

7.0am: Tested and Replaced Lifebuoys.

10.30am: Divine Service.

0.30pm: US Collier “Jupiter” sailed.

2.30pm: HMS “Arlanza” arrived.

4.30pm: Prepared for sea. Drew fires in Picket Boat.

6.0pm: Tested Lifebuoys - Correct.

8.30pm: Shortened in to 3 shackles.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Draught: Forward 26’ 7.5”, Aft 26’ 1”]


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13 August 1917

From Halifax to Hampton or at Halifax

Lat 44.03, Long -63.53

5.30am: Discharged 1 Rating to “Berwick” for Hospital.

7.15am: Drew fires and hoisted in Steam Pinnace.

7.45am: Weighed and turned. 8.0am: Proceeded. Courses and speeds as Requisite.

8.9am: Passed Inner Boom. 8.15am: Passed Outer Boom.

8.49am: Portuguese Shoal Buoy abeam 0.2 miles, altered course SSE.

9.0am: Streamed PVs and Patent Log.

9.49am: Outer Automatic Buoy abeam 0.1 miles, altered course SSW.

11.0am: Altered course S60W, 72 Revs. All Guns Crews at Loader.

11.30am: First Part No 2 watch at Signal Instructions.

pm: Training Classes under Instructions. Special Guns Crews to Loader. Remainder watch employed as Requisite.

3.30pm: First Part No 3 watch at Signal Instruction.

5.7pm: Reduced to 42 Revs, Hoisted in PVs. 5.20pm: Proceeded 72 Revs.

6.6pm: Passed SS Gothland [listed here] Belgian Relief Ship bound North Easterly.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 43 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry 714 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Foggy all day, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 64F]


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14 August 1917

From Halifax to Hampton

Lat 40.55, Long -67.45

3.0am: Sighted Steamer and Schooner bound NE. Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

6.0am: Commenced sounding.

6.55am: Examined Patent Log.

9.0am: Sighted fishing cutter to South Eastward.

am: Divisional Drills. All Training Classes under Instructions. Special 6 inch Guns Crew at Loader.

10.0am: Streamed PVs.

11.15am: Hoisted in PVs. Sighted fishing cutter.

0.30pm: Sighted 2 fishing cutters to the NW.

1.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes (= 4 hours 30 minutes Slow on GMT). Altered course S73W.

3.0pm: Passed Passenger steamer bound E.

4.45pm: Hauled in Patent Log. Engines as Requisite. Dropped Target and Carried out firing from 7.5 inch, 6 inch and 3 pounders with each Watch at Defence Stations (2 Rounds Reduced charge per gun per watch and 8 Rounds per 3 pounder).

6.15pm: Completed practice, picket up target. 6.30pm: Resumed Course S73W, 72 Revs. 6.47: Streamed Patent Log.

7.0pm: Observed Deviation 0.5 degrees E, Variation 14 00 W.

8.0pm: Ran into and out of Fog Belt.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: 220 degrees - 278 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry 241.5 degrees - 454 miles]

[Fog or mist for much of day]


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15 August 1917

From Halifax to Hampton

Lat 38.35, Long -72.33

1.0am: Sighted steamer NNW steering North Easterly.

5.0am: Deviation by Rising Amplitude 0.75 degrees E, Variation 11.25 W.

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers. Exercised General Quarters. Exercised Steering from alternative positions.

9.0am to 10.0am: Course MG [Made Good] S72W, 10.5 miles.

10.30am: Training Classes under Instructions. Hands employed overhauling coaling gear and as Requisite.

11.30am: First part No 1 Watch at Signal Instructions.

1.0pm: Altered course S70.5W. Put clocks back 30 minutes = 5 hours Slow on GMT. Reduced to 66 Revs. Passed Steamer bound NE.

2.0pm: Increased to 72 Revs, ZZ No 9. Passed schooner.

3.30pm: Ceased ZZ. Reduced to 66 Revs.

4.30pm: Sighted steamers SxW and SW.

5.20pm: Altered course South.

5.40pm: Opened fire from 3 pounders for practice at floating cask.

5.52pm: Resumed Course S72.5W.

6.15pm: Passed American SS City of Columbus [City of Columbus (2) listed here] bound NNE.

8.0pm: Streamed PVs.

9.0pm: Commenced Sounding.

10.50am: Struck soundings - ceased sounding.

11.30pm: Sighted steamer S75W bound North Westerly.

11.43pm: Sighted steamer N10W.

[Course and Distance made good: 240 degrees - 262 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry 244 degrees - 194 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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16 August 1917

From Halifax to Hampton or at Hampton

Lat 37.00, Long -76.32 [estimated]

1.30am: Commenced sounding.

3.32am: Cape Charles Light Vessel N72W. 3.40am: Altered course N60W.

4.0am: Altered course S75W. 4.10am: Altered course S50W. 4.20am: Cape Charles Light Vessel N39W, Cape Charles Light N58W.

4.25am: Altered course S75W, 42 Revs. Hoisted in PVs.

4.50am: Stopped to clear Starboard PV - hoisted in ditto. Hauled in Patent Log. 5.2am: Proceeded 86 Revs, ZZ No 9.

5.35am: Ceased ZZ. Course WNW.

5.55am: Cape Henry No 2 Buoy abeam 1.0 miles. Courses and speeds as Requisite for Entering Harbour and speaking Examination Vessels.

6.25am: Passed through Cape Henry Gate.

7.0am: Entered Dredged Channel.

7.32am: Left Dredged Channel.

7.47am: Came to Port anchor, turned ship. 8.10am: Weighed.

8.25am: Came to Port anchor, 5 shackles in 12 fathoms. USS “Columbia” in harbour.

[Anchor Bearings: Fort Monroe Light N30E, abeam Starboard Rip Raps S52.5E, Hampton Creek Buoy N47W]

am: Prepared for coaling.

10.0am: Hands to bathe. Exercised Special Ordinary Seamen at Boat pulling.

1.0pm: Coal lighter alongside. 1.15am: Commenced coaling.

5.0pm: Second coal lighter alongside.

10.50pm: Completed with coal .11.5pm: Coal lighters cast off. Received 498 tons (including Upper Deck Cargo).

[Distance run through the Water: 209 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1355 + 498 = 1853 tons]

[Draught: Forward 25’ 7.5”, Aft 26’ 1”]

[Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 78F]


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17 August 1917

At Hampton Roads

Lat 37.0, Long -76.32

8.0am: Hands employed striking down coal.

am: Clean Ship. Tested Lifebuoy - Correct.

11.30am: Discharged 4 Signal Ratings to Convoy.

2.20pm: Discharged 11 Signal Ratings to Convoy. Exercised Special Ordinary Seamen at Boat pulling and sailing.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 9pm. 4.45pm: Hands to Bathe.

6.0pm: Discharged 1 Signal Ratings to Convoy.

10.0pm: 1 Signal Rating rejoined from Convoy.

[Draught: Forward 26’ 11.5”, Aft 26’ 3.5”]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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18 August 1917

At Hampton Roads

Lat 37.0, Long -76.32

8.30am: Discharged 5 signalmen to Convoy.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Hand Fires Engines - Correct. Commander Massey RN lent to SS “Port Littleton” [probably Port Lyttelton (1) listed here] (Convoy Guide) for duties as Commodore.

11.50am: HMS Highflyer arrived.

1.0pm: Leave to Port watch to 9pm, to Boys to 7.30pm.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

4.30pm: USS Columbia sailed.

5.30pm: Prepared for Sea.

11.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: 1799 tons, -21.05 (Ex [Extra or Extraordinary] Expenditure) [latter part of entry in red ink]]


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19 August 1917

From Hampton Roads to England or at Hampton

Lat 36.93, Long -75.20

4.30am: Prepared for sea. 4.45am: Drew fires in Picket Boats.

4.58am: Weighed and turned.

5.20am: Proceeded. Courses as Requisite for leaving harbour 72 Revs.

5.27am: Passed through Fort Monroe boom. 5.55am: Entered Dredged Channel.

6.14am: Cleared Dredged Channel, Speed as Requisite.

6.40am: Came to Port anchor, 2 shackles in 7.5 fathoms. Convoy sailing.

[Anchor Bearings: Cape Henry Light House S51E, Cape Henry No 1 Buoy S43W, Horse Shoe Light Vessel N60E]

7.40am: Discharged 1 signal man to each of “Ardgarry” and Trevannion [Trevanion (2) listed here].

8.5am: Weighed and proceeded, 72 Revs. Courses as Requisite for passing through Cape Henry Boom.

8.30am: Passed boom. Course ExS. Increased to 84 Revs. 8.43am: Streamed Patent Log.

9.0am: Cape Henry No 2 Buoy abeam 1.5 cables, Course S84E.

9.40am: Divisions. Held Divine Service.

10.0am: Courses as Requisite for communicating with various ships in Convoy.

1.0pm: Altered course S82E.

1.20pm: Took Station ahead of Convoy, 42 Revs.

1.45pm: Passed steamer bound N.

3.45pm: SS “Trevanion” and “Lord Sefton” joined Convoy.

4.50pm: Quarters.

5.0pm: SS “San Zeferino” joined convoy.

6.12pm: Deviation 1.5 degrees E. Variation allowed 7 degrees W.

6.30pm: Sighted steamer bound N.

10.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 54 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 2944 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Draught: Forward 26’ 11.5”, Aft 26’ 3.5”]


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[Left hand side of handwritten list: Ships in Convoy]

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[Right hand side of page, as above. Ships listed (on both sides) as follows:

Baron Polwarth, Daghild [listed here], Westwego, Port Littleton [sic], San Dunstano, Edw Luckenbach [Edward Luckenbach (2) listed here], Raphael [Raphael (1) listed here], East Wales, Lord Sefton, Bay Verdun, City of Manila, Ashtabula, Dakotan, Morocco, Ninian [listed here], Etolia, Bay Douglas, Echunga, Santille, Montanan, San Zeferino, Trevanion, Ardgarry, Peniche, Madrona, El Occidente.

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[Left hand side of log page, as below]

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[Right hand side of log page, as above]


20 August 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 36.95, Long -71.43

3.0am: Put clocks on 13 minutes.

4.30am: All convoy in sight.

7.35am: Increased to 52 Revs. 7.45am: Convoy Increased to 8.5 knots.

9.0am: Exercised Convoy at ZZ.

10.0am: Ceased ZZ.

10.45am: Roxburgh took station ahead of “Daghild”.

11.0am: Exercised Convoy at ZZ.

am: Training Classes under Instructions. Forecastle [men] at Rifle Drill. Remainder employed as requisite.

11.30am: Second Part of No 1 watch at Signals.

Noon: Ceased ZZ.

0.30pm: Resumed Guide of Convoy. 0.35pm: Convoy Reduced to 7 knots.

1.0pm: Altered course S89E.

1.30pm: Portuguese SS “Peniche” joined Convoy.

2.0pm: Hoisted Disregard and hauled out of line, Courses and speeds as Requisite for communicating with ships.

3.0pm: Closed “Peniche” and discharged 1 signal rating to her - Convoy Increased to 7.5 knots.

3.30pm: Hoisted Sea Boat and proceeded - Courses and speeds as requisite to Resume Guide.

5.0pm: Resumed Guide, speed 8 knots.

7.0pm: Observed deviation 1 degree E.

10.30pm: Observed Frequent Lightning to Westward.

11.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: 89.5 degrees - 180 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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21 August 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 37.58, Long -66.76

3.0am: Put clocks on 14 minutes = 4 hours 33 minutes Slow on GMT.

3.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

6.30am: Hauled in, cleared and re-streamed Patent Log.

8.20am: SS “Occidente” [sic] out of sight.

8.40am: SS “Occidente” hove in sight and resumed station.

9.26am: Exercised Convoy at ZZ.

11.26am: Ceased ZZ and hauled out of line. Carried out Divisional Drills. Hands employed cleaning ship (after Upper Deck Coal cargo being struck down).

11.30am: Stopped to communicate to ships.

11.54am: Proceeded as Requisite for communicating.

1.0pm: Altered course N88E.

1.30pm: “Roxburgh” proceeded as Requisite to take up position for carrying out firing. Training Classes under Instructions.

3.30pm: Second part of No 3 watch to Signals.

4.0pm: “Gande” [?] bearing S71W, 16100 yards.

4.35pm: Hauled in Patent Log. 4.50pm: Quarters.

4.55pm: Dropped target. Courses and speeds as Requisite for carrying out Control firing with .303 and 1 inch Aiming.

6.0pm: Completed Practice. 6.5pm: Picked up target and Proceeded to take station ahead of Convoy, 72 Revs, Courses as Requisite.

7.15pm: Streamed Patent Log.

9.0pm: Altered course N88E. Reduced to 52 Revs.

11.15pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: 80.25 degrees - 227 miles

[Number on sick list: 10]


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22 August 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 38.82, Long -62.97

3.0am: Put clocks on 19 minutes = (4h-17m Slow on GMT).

5.0am: Proceeded to take up correct station. 5 masted schooner W heading South South Easterly.

5.45am: In station resumed Guide.

8.30am: First Aid Parties and Acting Seaman Gunner’s Class at Instructions.

9.30am: Exercised Convoy at ZZ.

am: Training Classes and Boys to Instructions. Marines at Infantry Drill.

10.0am: Closed “Ninian”, and 11.20 sent Surgeon on board to bring back Patient.

11.30am: Ceased ZZ.

11.45am: Hoisted sea boat and Proceeded.

1.0pm: Courses and Speeds as Requisite for taking up position for firing practice. Convoy altered course N85E.

2.0pm: Sighted schooner North North Easterly heading Easterly.

2.40pm: Convoy Reduced to 7.5 knots. Training Classes under Instructions. Watch employed preparing for firing.

3.40pm: First Part No 1 Watch at Signals.

4.30pm: Hauled in Patent Log, Dropped target. Carried out Control firing with 3 pounder Sub-calibre and 1 inch Aiming. Exercised General Quarters.

6.34pm: Picked up target and proceeded as Requisite to take station astern of Convoy. Re-streamed Patent Log. One 3 pounder Vickers Reduced Charge and on 3 Pounder Hotchkiss Sub Calibre Practice missfired [misfired] and thrown overboard.

8.20pm: In station astern of Convoy. Reduced to 50 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: 68.5 degrees - 197 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D2”: 47 00 N, 12 32 W, 2305 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Weather mostly fine, noon air and sea temperature 80F]


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23 August 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 40.22, Long -58.97

2.0am: Hauled in, cleared and re-streamed Patent Log.

3.0am Put clocks on 16 minutes = 3h - 58m Slow on GMT.

4.0am - 4.30am: Exercised Searchlights and Burned ditto.

5.20pm: “Ed Luckenbach” [sic] hauled out of line with disabled steering gear.

6.0am: Deviation by Time Azimuth Sun [symbol] 2 degrees East, Variation 19.5 degrees W.

7.0am: Closed “Morocco” to communicate. 7.20am: Convoy Increased to 8 knots.

8.30am: Acting Seaman Gunners to Instructions.

9.0am: Closed “San Zeferino” and discharged 1 signal rating to her.

9.10am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

9.20am: Hauled in Patent Log, Engines as Requisite.

9.40am: Hoisted sea boat and proceeded as Requisite to take station ahead of convoy.

Noon: In Station 5 cables ahead of Guide, Course N85E, 50 Revs.

1.0pm: Altered course East.

3.10pm: Convoy Commenced ZZ. 3.20pm: Convoy Increased 0.5 knots.

3.35pm: Resumed Guide of Convoy.

4.40pm: Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

5.0pm: Ceased ZZ.

7.0pm: Deviation by Setting Amplitude 1.5 degrees E, Variation 21.75 W.

[Course and Distance made good: 65 degrees - 200 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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24 August 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 41.48, Long -54.63

3.0am: Passed steam ship bound W.

3.30am: Put clocks on 16 minutes = 3h - 42m Slow on GMT.

4.45am: Stopped Starboard Engine. Increased as Requisite with Port. 5.0am: Proceeded half ahead both, 53 Revs.

5.45am: Stopped Starboard Engine. Increased as Requisite with Port, 80 Revs. 6.25am: Proceeded half ahead both, 53 Revs.

7.5am: Examined Patent Log.

7.45am: Convoy Reduced to 8 knots.

8.30am: Acting Seaman Gunners and First Aid party at Instruction. Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Training Classes under Instructions. Exercised Divisional Drills.

10.30am: Altered course 8 points to Starboard. 10.45am: Altered course 8 points to Port. 10.56am: Altered course 4 points to Starboard. 11.5am: Altered course 4 points to Starboard.

11.10am: Commenced ZZ. 11.15am: Altered course 8 points to Starboard (Ceased ZZ). 11.25am: Altered course 8 points to Port.

11.30am: Resumed Course and Speed.

1.0pm: Altered course S85.5E.

1.30pm: Special 6 inch Guns Crews at Loader. Training Classes under Instructions.

5.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Collision and Abandon Ship Stations.

[Course and Distance made good: 68.5 degrees - 211 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D2” 1896 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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25 August 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 42.77, Long -50.78

1.50am: Sighted steamer S85E steering Northerly passed 2 miles ahead of convoy.

3.0am: Put clocks on 17 minutes = 3h - 25m Slow on GMT.

5.30am: All convoy in sight.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

10.0am: Ran into thick weather.

10.40am: Speed of Convoy Reduced to 8 knots.

10.45am: Streamed Fog Buoy and hauled in Patent Log. Tested Port Life Buoy and Hand Fire Engines - Correct.

Noon: “San Zeferino” and Raphael exchanged places in Convoy.

1.0pm: Altered course S86.5E. 2.0pm: Altered course S75.5E.

8.30pm: Northern Lights very brilliant.

10.0pm: Burnt searchlights every hour to assist Convoy in keeping station.

[Course and Distance made good: 66 degrees - 188 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Mist and fog, thick at times, from 9am onwards, noon air and sea temperature 61F]


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26 August 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 43.50, Long -47.47

1.30am: Fog Cleared (Observed Lights of 7 ships of Convoy).

2.0am: Hauled in Fog Buoy.

3.0am: Put clocks on 16 minutes = 3h - 9m Slow on GMT.

6.0am: Streamed Patent Log.

7.10am: Reduced Speed of Convoy to 7 knots.

8.0am: 20 Ships of Convoy in Sight.

9.30am: All ships in Convoy sighted.

10.0am: Held Divine Service. Secured for Heavy Weather.

1.15pm: Altered course S63E.

2.0pm: “Lord Sefton” hauled out of line to repair machinery.

4.0pm: “Etolia” not in sight.

6.15pm: “San Dunstano” hauled out of line and proceeded ahead to repair machinery.

7.20pm: “San Dunstano” rejoined convoy.

[Course and Distance made good: 73 degrees - 152 miles (?)]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Misty for much of day, wind increasing in am, south easterly force 4-5 to 6 in am, south westerly 6-7 to 5 in pm; sea state very rough then rough from noon onwards]


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27 August 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 43.70, Long -43.55

3.0am: Put clocks on 12 minutes (= 2h - 57m Slow on GMT).

5.45am: Increased to 50 Revs.

7.30am: Deviation by Time Azimuth sun [symbol] 1.33 degrees E, Variation 27.33 W.

8.0am: Convoy Increased to 8.5 knots.

11.3am: Exercised Convoy alter course by W/T and visual signals. Altered course 4 points to Port. 11.16am: Altered course 4 points to Starboard.

11.43am: Altered course 8 points to Port. 11.53am: Altered course 8 points to Starboard.

Noon: All Convoy in sight except “Etolia” and “Lord Sefton”.

1.0pm: Altered course S70E.

1.35pm: Hauled out of line to communicate with different ships. Courses and speed as Requisite.

1.45pm: Convoy Increased to 8.5 knots.

3.45pm: “Raphael” and “San Zeferino” exchanged stations.

4.45pm: Engine Room reported Fire in “D” Stokehold under control. 4.50pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

5.0pm: Engine Room reported Fire Extinguished.

7.25pm: Roxburgh resumed guide of Convoy.

8.0pm: Reduced Speed of Convoy to 8 knots.

[Course and Distance made good: 86 degrees - 170 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Wind decreasing during am, quiet in pm]


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28 August 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 44.22, Long -39.43

1.0am: Hauled in and cleared Patent Log. Restreamed ditto.

2.30am: Put clocks on 18 minutes = 2 hours 39 minutes Slow on GMT.

4.30am: 24 ships of Convoy in Sight.

6.0am: “Raphael” and “Ninian” ordered to take station 8 cables abeam of Starboard and Port Wing Ships Respectively.

7.30am: Convoy Increased to 8.5 knots.

10.35am: Exercised Convoy alter course by visual and W/T, “ZZ” etc.

11.35am: Resumed Course, 52 Revs.

1.0pm: Altered course S66E Magnetic.

2.0pm: “Westwejo” [Westwego] hauled out of line and stopped for repairs.

2.12pm: “Peniche” took station astern of “Daghild”.

3.10pm: “Morocco” took station astern of “Echunga”.

4.0pm: “Lord Sefton” ordered by W/T to proceed to St John’s Newfoundland.

5.0pm: “Ardgarry” took station astern of “San Zeferino”. “Westwejo” resumed station.

[Course and Distance made good: 80.5 degrees - 180 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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29 August 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 44.42, Long -34.83

3.0am: Put clocks on 17 minutes = (2h - 22m Slow on GMT).

5.0am: All convoy in sight.

8.45am: Increased to 58 Revs (9 knots). 9.12am: Commenced ZZ.

am: Acting Seaman Gunners, Acting Seaman Torpedomen and Special First Aid Class under Instructions. Also Special Signal Class. Divisional Drills. Stokers No 2 Watch at Small Arm Drill.

11.30am: Exercised first part No 1 Watch at Signals.

1.0pm: Altered course S64E.

2.15pm: Ceased ZZ.

3.30pm: First part No 2 watch to Signals.

4.30pm: Quarters. Rove Cat Purchase (for working Main Derrick by hand) for exercise.

7.0pm: Observed deviation 1.5 degrees E.

[Course and Distance made good: 87 degrees - 197 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D2” 1009 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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30 August 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 44.42, Long -30.43

3.0am: Put Clocks on 20 minutes = 2h - 2m Slow on GMT.

4.30am: All Convoy in sight 24 ships.

6.15am: Aired bedding.

8.30am: Increased to 55 Revs. 8.35am: Commenced ZZ.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Inspected bedding. First Aid, Acting Seaman Gunners and Acting Seaman Torpedomen under Instructions.

10.30am: Convoy Increased to 9 knots.

3.35pm: Ceased ZZ. Reduced to 53 Revs.

4.30pm: Quarters. Restowed 6.5 inch wire in “A~~~” Passage.

6.3pm: Commenced ZZ. 6.8pm: Convoy Increased to 8.5 knots.

[Course and Distance made good: 90 degrees - 189 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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31 August 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 44.32, Long -25.93

3.0am: Put clocks on 18 minutes (= 1h - 44m Slow on GMT).

3.30am: Examined Patent Log.

5.0am: “Daghild” hauled out of line with damaged machinery.

5.15am: “Roxburgh” hoisted disregard and commenced ZZ No 9.

6.0am: SS “TRINCULO” passed bound West.

7.0am: Examined Patent Log.

7.40am: Convoy Reduced to 8 knots.

7.15pm: Cleared Patent Log.

[Course and Distance made good: 92 degrees - 193 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV D2 628 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Weather overcast or fine, with light winds, noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 64F]


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for September 1917 (“Copy of” crossed through). “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through)]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers as before except: Thermometers for Air Temperature: N&Z 8479 Dry from Sept 1st to Sept 10th. N&Z 2292 Dry From Sept 10th]


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1 September 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 44.14, Long -21.68

2.30am: Put clocks on 18 minutes = 1h - 26m Slow on GMT.

4.45am: All Convoy in Sight.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

11.30am: Convoy Increased to 8.5 knots. Tested Life buoy (Port) - Correct.

pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes.

3.19pm: “Daghild” hauled out of line and stopped to repair engines.

4.30pm: Paid Monthly money.

5.20pm: Quarters. Mustered Life belts. Exercised Abandon Ship Stations.

8.0pm: Commenced North Sea Man and Arm Ship Routine.

[Course and Distance made good: 93.5 degrees - 184 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]


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2 September 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 44.52, Long -17.12

2.30am: Put Clocks on 16 minutes = 1 hour 10 minutes Slow on GMT.

5.50am: Convoy Ceased ZZ. Reduced speed 7 knots.

6.15am: Altered course S89E. 6.35am: Altered course N76E. 6.45am: Increased 8 knots.

7.20am: Convoy Commenced ZZ No 7, Roxburgh ZZ No 9.

8.0am: Increased speed Convoy to 8.5 knots.

10.0am: Held Divine Service.

1.0pm: Altered course N72E ZZ.

5.0pm: “Roxburgh” hauled out of line to search to North Westward for “Daghild”. Courses and speeds as Requisite.

6.30pm: Altered course as Requisite to rejoin Convoy.

8.30pm: Resumed station.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 202 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV D2 52 degrees - 242 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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3 September 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 45.95, Long -14.77

3.0am: Put Clocks ON 16 minutes = 0h - 54m Slow on GMT.

5.45am: Convoy Reduced 0.5 knots = 8 knots.

8.5am: Altered course 8 points to Port. 8.15am: Altered course 8 points to Port = Course S72W.

11.30am: “Roxburgh” hoisted disregard and Increased to 78 Revs.

11.50am: Sighted “Daghild” and ordered her to resume station.

11.56am: Convoy altered course S27W.

0.11pm: Convoy recommenced ZZ No 7. “Roxburgh” proceeded independently to speak “Quito” ZZ No 9.

1.30pm: Convoy altered course to N72E. 1.45pm: Convoy out of Sight.

2.55pm: Sighted “Quito” to South Eastward. Course and Speeds as Requisite for communicating with “Quito”.

3.20pm: Course N51E, 84 Revs to rejoin Convoy.

3.30pm: Commenced ZZ and Parted Company with Quito.

8.30pm: Altered course N71E, ZZ.

9.0pm: Sighted Convoy - ceased ZZ. Courses and Speed as Requisite for rounding Convoy and taking up station ahead.

11.45pm: Roxburgh in station Course N71E, 8 knots.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 198 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV D2 113 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Misty in am, mostly overcast in pm, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 60F]


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4 September 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 47.6, Long -11.7

3.0am: Put clocks on 24 minutes.

4.30am: Sighted 5 steamers bound South.

6.0am: Speed of Convoy 7 knots, ZZ.

9.23am: Altered course (Convoy) 8 points to Port.

9.32am: Sighted Destroyers WSW.

9.35am: Altered course 8 points to Port. 9.52am: Altered course 9 points to Starboard. 10.8am: Altered course 8 points to Starboard.

10.12am: Resumed Course N75E, 6 knots. Destroyers: “Contest”, “Laverock”, “Defender”, “Leonidas”, “Liberty”, “Lance”, “Spitfire” and “Achates” (Senior Officer) joined and took up screening stations.

Noon: “Quito” sighted Bearing SW.

0.40pm: Altered course N85E, 6 knots (Roxburgh ZZ No 9). Re-organised Convoy according to New Destinations of Ship.

2.20pm: Roxburgh ceased ZZ and took up station “A” in W (Guide) Column.

3.0pm: Convoy Increased to 7 knots. 3.30pm: Convoy ZZ (No 7).

4.0pm: “Quito” in station.

4.20pm: Convoy increased to 8 knots.

4.45pm: Convoy Increased to 8.5 knots.

7.0pm: Convoy Reduced to 8 knots. 7.30pm: Ceased ZZ.

[Course and Distance made good: 51 degrees - 161 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Eddystone 62.5 degrees - 332 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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5 September 1917

From Hampton to Plymouth

Lat 48.85, Long -7.22

3.0am: Put clocks on 0 hours - 30 minutes = GMT.

5.50am: Increased Speed of Convoy to 8.5 knots.

6.0am: Commenced ZZ (No 7).

7.10am: Challenged French Destroyer S50E steering NW.

7.30am: French Destroyer altered course SE. Cleared Patent Log.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Hands employed as Requisite.

3.30pm: Ceased ZZ. 3.40pm: Convoy altered course S62E to meet US Escort together.

4.40pm: Sighted smoke S40E - American Armed Yacht. 4.50pm: Challenged ditto and Armed Yacht closed. Quarters, cleared away PVs ready for dropping.

5.20pm: French Gun boat sighted S35E.

6.0pm: US Ships parted Company with Armed Yacht.

6.5pm: Convoy altered course together to N73E.

6.45pm: “San Dunstano” struck by torpedo forward of funnel Port Side.

6.48pm: “Echunga” struck and settled by head sinking rapidly (2 boats observed in water).

6.50pm: Convoy ZZ. “Achates” dropped 2 depth charges. Periscope was reported immediately after “San Dunstano” was struck by No 2 Starboard Look out. Green 90 degrees - 150 yards. Not seen by anybody else in Roxburgh. “San Dunstano” quitted line and “Spitfire” stood by. “Defender” picked up survivors.

11.35pm: Ceased ZZ. Ran into thick fog bank.

[Course and Distance made good: 67 degrees - 193 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Eddystone 55.5 degrees - 140 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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6 September 1917

From Hampton to Plymouth or at Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19 [estimated]

1.15am: Sighted Lizard Light N5W.

3.0am: Hauled in Fog Buoy.

5.0am: “Roxburgh’s” escort “Unity” and “Defender” joined.

5.20am: Convoy Increased to 8.5 knots and commenced ZZ.

5.37am: Eddystone Light N19E.

5.48am: “Westwego” signalled Submarine in Sight, False Alarm.

6.19am: Increased to 70 Revs and dropped PVs.

6.30am: Increased to 118 Revs and parted Company with Convoy, altered course North, ZZ.

6.50am: Eddystone N10W.

7.40am: Eddystone abeam 2 miles. Courses as Requisite.

7.58am: Reduced to Slow. Hoisted in PVs. Courses and Speeds as Requisite for entering harbour.

8.31am: Passed Breakwater Light House. 8.35am: Stopped. 8.40am: KHM [King’s Harbour Master] embarked and proceeded up harbour, 50 Revs. Tug “Wapiti” in attendance.

9.15am: Secured to No 6 Buoy Hamoaze.

10.0am: Put clocks on 1 hour to BST.

1.0pm: Discharged Engineer Lieutenant AW Pibworth to Hospital and 3 ratings.

pm: Hands employed preparing for coaling and as Requisite. Discharged Mr O’Rourke of SS “Ninian” to Hospital.

3.50pm: Pilot embarked and two tugs arrived.

4.0pm: Slipped and proceeded alongside Coaling Wharf No 8 berth.

4.25pm: Secured alongside bows North.

4.55pm: Coal Lighters secured alongside Port Side.

5.50pm: Commenced coaling.

6.15pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.45pm: Drew fires in Picket Boats.

10.0pm: Ceased coaling.

10.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 5.30am.

[Distance run through the Water: 178 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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7 September 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19 [estimated]

5.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Resumed Coaling.

am: Coal Ship.

10.30am: Engineer Lieutenant (Temporary) Clarke joined ship from RNB.

0.25pm: Completed with coal. Received 1313 tons.

2.0pm: Leave to Port Watch to 6.0pm Sunday 9th September.

pm: Starboard Watch Clean Ship.

4.50pm: Coal lighters cast off.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 806 lbs, Vegetables 2200 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: [blank]]

[Weather fine, with light winds, noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 58F]


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8 September 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

6.0am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

9.0am: 1 Rating joined from RNB, 1 Rating joined from Essex.

10.30am: 6 Ratings joined from RNB.

am: Saturday Routine.

11.50am: Steam Pinnace drew fires.

1.0pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

2.0pm: Leave to second part Starboard Watch to 7.0am, Boys 7.30pm.

3.0pm: 1 Rating joined from “Defiance”.

4.15pm: Pilot embarked and 3 Tugs arrived. Shifted berth to No 6 Buoy.

5.30pm: Secured.

6.30pm: Leave to third part Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

11.50pm: Picket Boat drew fires.

[Draught: Forward 26’ 6”, Aft 26’ 1.5”]


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9 September 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19 [estimated]

9.0am: Divisions. Read Prayers.

1.30pm: Leave to first and second parts Starboard Watch to 11pm on September 11th. Leave to Boys to 7pm.

6.0pm: Port Watch Returned from Leave.

6.30pm: Leave to second part Starboard Watch to 11pm September 11th.

8.0pm: Leave to first and second parts Port Watch to 7am.


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10 September 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

4.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

7.0am: Clean Ship.

9.30am: Hands employed drawing and returning stores, preparing to disembark Ammunition, provisioning ship and as Requisite.

11.0am: Captain HPV Hickman joined ship.

pm: Hands employed embarking and disembarking Ammunition, drawing and returning stores and as Requisite.

2.0pm: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace. 1 Rating joined ship from RNB.

4.0pm: Captain HPV Hickman took over command of HMS Roxburgh.

4.15pm: 1 Ratings rejoined from Convoy.

5.30pm: Leave to second and third parts of Port Watch to 10.30pm.

6.40pm: Captain FA Whitehead left Ship.

10.10pm: Steam Pinnace drew fires.

11.40pm: Picket Boat banked fires. Dry Thermometer N and Z [Negretti and Zambra] 8479 broken by accident.


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11 September 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

1.10am: Spread fires in Picket Boat. Lost overboard by accident Picket Boats Bow Light.

3.0am: Recalled all officers and men from Leave.

4.45am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.5am: Coaling lighter alongside.

7.40am: Commenced coaling.

am: Hands employed coaling. Engineer Sub Lieutenant (Temporary) Cuthbert joined ship.

11.10am: Completed with coal. Received 121 tons.

1.30pm: Hands employed drawing stores, Cleaning Ship and as Requisite.

pm: 2 Ratings joined ship from RNB.

4.30pm: Discharged 7 Ratings to RNB.

5.0pm: Leave to second and third parts Port Watch to 7.0am and to Natives.

11.0pm: Commander Massey re-joined ship from Convoy duties.

11.40pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Fuel Remaining: [blank]]

[Draught: Forward 26’ 10”, Aft 26’ 3”]


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12 September 1917

From Devonport to Bermuda or at Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea. 29 Ratings joined ship for passage to “Caesar”. 16 Ratings joined ship from RNB. 4 Ratings discharged to RNB. 1 Private discharged to RMB.

pm: Tested Life-buoys - Correct. Hoisted in boats.

1.45pm (GMT): KHM embarked and Tug secured ahead.

1.55pm: Slipped and proceeded. Courses as Requisite, 9 knots.

2.30pm: KHM disembarked. 2.35pm: Proceeded. Courses as Requisite for leaving harbour, 60 Revs. Destroyers: “Goshawk” and “Tigress” in company.

2.40pm: Breakwater Light House abeam 1.5 cables. 2.49pm: Streamed PVs. Increased to 102 Revs.

3.28pm: Eddystone Light House W 1.5 miles. 3.30pm: Altered course S60W, ZZ, 108 Revs.

5.0pm: Reduced to 10 knots. Hoisted in Starboard PV - Port PV fouled. 5.31pm: Increased to 108 Revs, ZZ.

6.30pm: Altered course S78W, ZZ. 6.44pm: Lizard Light (glare) N2.5E.

7.10pm: Lizard Light N22E. 8.5pm: Lizard Light N40E.

10.8pm: Passed Steamer bound East.

[Draught: Forward 26’ 10”, Aft 26’ 1”]


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13 September 1917

From Devonport to Bermuda

Lat 47.40, Long -11.07

5.20am: Increased to 118 Revs. 5.30am: Passed steamer bound SE.

7.10am: Examined Patent Log.

8.20am: Passed through circular oil patch approximately 2 miles in Diameter. 8.25am: Altered course WxS - Mast head reported suspicious object Bearing S 5000 yards.

8.35am: Resumed S78W, ZZ.

am: Divisions, Prayers, and Physical Drill. Hands employed as Requisite.

10.25am: Stopped Starboard Engine for repair.

10.30am: Changed Rotator in Trident Log. Proceeded.

11.45am: Sighted sail Bearing S40E.

1.0pm: Altered course S81W. Sighted 2 Destroyers bound East. Sighted 3 masted schooner.

4.30pm: Altered course N75W, ZZ. 4.50pm: Quarters.

5.0pm: Stopped, cleared and picked up Port PV. 5.5pm: Proceeded 118 Revs. Destroyers Parted Company.

5.15pm: Put clocks back 1 hour (= 1 hour Slow on GMT).

8.0pm: Ceased ZZ. Reduced to 108 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 337 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bermuda 2582 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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14 September 1917

From Devonport to Bermuda

Lat 46.13, Long -20.77

5.0am: Increased to 118 Revs, ZZ.

7.10am: Examined Patent Log.

9.0am: Reduced to 108 Revs. Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

am: Training Classes under Instructions. Special Guns Crews to Loader. Remainder employed as Requisite.

4.50pm: Quarters. Exercised Physical Drill.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 1 hour = 2 hours Slow on GMT.

6.45pm: Ceased ZZ.

8.0pm: Reduced to 75 Revs. Resumed “Atlantic” Routine. Watch Defence Stations.

[Course and Distance made good: 241 degrees - 79 miles; 262.5 degrees - 333 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 60F]


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15 September 1917

From Devonport to Bermuda

Lat 45.17, Long -28.35

1.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

am: Tested Lifebuoys - Correct. Carried out Saturday Routine.

1.0pm: Altered course N80W.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes = 2h - 20m Slow on GMT.

9.30pm: Reduced to 72 Revs.

11.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: 260.5 degrees - 324 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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16 September 1917

From Devonport to Bermuda

Lat 43.96, Long -34.58

3.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

7.0am: Examined Patent Log.

7.20am: Sighted schooner NNW, Hull Down (3 masted).

8.56am: Altered course to avoid steamer bound East. 9.15am: Passed SS “Austrian Prince” [possibly the ship listed here, though she had changed her name by this date] of Newcastle, Boston - Brest. 9.24am: Resumed Course.

9.30am: Divisions. 10.15am: Held Divine Service.

1.0pm: Altered course N81.5W.

4.50pm: Quarters.

5.0pm: Put clocks [back] 20 minutes = 2h - 40m Slow on GMT.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: 255 degrees - 276 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bermuda 1588 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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17 September 1917

From Devonport to Bermuda

Lat 42.52, Long -40.70

1.30am: Watch employed securing [blank].

am: Tested Depth Charge Release Gear.

11.30am: First Part No 1 Watch at Signals.

1.0pm: Altered course N88W.

3.30pm: First part No 2 Watch at Signals.

4.30pm: Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes = 3h - 0 Slow on GMT. Maximum Roll Observed 15 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: 252 degrees - 281 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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18 September 1917

From Devonport to Bermuda

Lat 40.71, Long -46.38

3.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew. Cleared Patent Log.

8.30am: Special signal class under Instruction.

am: Fore top men at Rifle Drill. Divisional Drills. Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed as Requisite.

1.0pm: Altered course S86W.

pm: Training Classes under Instructions. Forecastle men at Morris Tube Firing. Remainder watch as Requisite.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes = 3h - 20m Slow on GMT.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: 146.75 degrees - 278 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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19 September 1917

From Devonport to Bermuda

Lat 38.63, Long -51.07

1.0pm: Altered course S80W.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes = 3h - 40m Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: 240.5 degrees - 249 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Weather squally at times, south westerly wind force 4 to 5-6 all day, noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 73F]


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20 September 1917

From Devonport to Bermuda

Lat 36.73, Long -55.27

am: Training Classes under Instructions. Gun Layers I and Acting Gun Layers I at Deflection Teacher.

1.0pm: Altered course S76W.

pm: Training Classes under Instructions. Foretop men at Morris tube practice. Remainder watch employed as Requisite.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes = 4 hours Slow on GMT.

6.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Collision Stations, Abandon Ship Stations.

[Course and Distance made good: 239.75 degrees - 231 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bermuda 544 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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21 September 1917

From Devonport to Bermuda

Lat 34.67, Long -59.61

1.0pm: Altered course S71.5W.

5.0pm: Quarters. Read Stations for “Evolution Docking”. Put clocks back 20 minutes = 4h - 20m Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: 239.5 degrees - 245 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bermuda (Fairway Buoy) 241.5 degrees - 287 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather squally until 7am, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 75F]


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22 September 1917

From Devonport to Bermuda or at Bermuda

Lat 32.35, Long -64.79 [rough estimate]

8.0am: Altered course S88W.

8.30am: Ran into Heavy squalls of wind and rain.

9.20am: Weather cleared. Sighted St David’s Head N57W. 9.25am: Altered course N56W.

10.23am: Altered course N48W. 10.30am: St Davids Head N55W, 8.5 miles.

10.45am: Heavy rain squall. 10.50am: Reduced 10 knots.

10.53am: Stopped. 11.5am: Weather cleared. Observed Fairway Buoy N52W. Proceeded, Courses as Requisite, 10 knots.

11.15am: Entered Ship Channel. Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Fire Engines Correct.

0.30pm: Entered Grassy Bay, Stopped, hoisted out Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

0.55pm: Proceeded alongside South Basin. 1.15pm: Secured alongside.

1.45pm: Put clocks on 1 hour to “Bermuda Summer Time”.

3.30pm: Cast off. Proceeded into Dry Dock.

4.5pm: Ship Docked, commenced shoring. Proceeded with scrubbing Ship’s Side.

5.5pm: Hands to tea.

5.30pm: Carried on pumping out Dock and scrubbing Ships Side.

6.0pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

6.15pm: Discharged 30 Ratings to “Caesar”.

7.0pm: Ceased work for night. Canteen Leave to Port Watch to 10pm.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 300 miles]

[Ships in harbour: “Caesar”, “Isis”]

[Draught: 22’ 3” Forward, 24; 6” Aft]


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23 September 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84 [estimated]

5.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

6.15am: Resumed pumping out Dock.

6.25am: Hands employed scrubbing ships bottom and commenced painting ditto.

9.10am: Dock pumped Dry.

am: Hands employed Painting Ships bottom.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 11pm, Boys to 6.30pm.

2.0pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Hospital.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first and second parts Port Watch to 10pm.

[Distance run through the Water: 6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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24 September 1917

[shown as 23 September, in error]

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

6.30am: Hands employed Painting Ship’s bottom.

7.30am: Discharged 1 Rating to Detention Quarters.

9.0am: Landed Provisioning Party.

11.0am: Completed Painting Ship’s bottom.

11.35am: Commenced flooding dock.

1.30pm: Dock flooded.

1.45pm: Undocked and secured alongside South Basin.

2.40pm: Secured alongside.

pm: Hands employed provisioning and preparing for coaling.

5.0pm: Hands employed Provisioning ship and preparing for coaling from wharf.

5.30pm: Exchanged 1 Rating with Caesar.

6.45pm: Canteen leave to Port Watch to 11pm.

8.25pm: Starboard Watch provisioning ship.

10.10pm: Completed provisioning.

11.45pm: Picket Boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 800 lbs, Vegetables 4000 lbs]

[Draught: 22’ 6” Forward, 24’ 8” Aft]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 84F, sea temperature 77F]


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25 September 1917

[shown as 24 September, in error]

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

5.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

6.0am: Hands commenced coaling.

6.30am: “Caesar” proceeded.

am and pm: Coal Ship.

6.10pm: “Caesar” returned to anchorage.

7.0pm: Picket Boat drew fires.

9.55pm: Finished coaling. Received 1519 tons.

10.0pm: Hands employed clearing up. 10.30pm: Hands to cocoa and wash.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: [blank]]


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26 September 1917

From Bermuda to Kingston or at Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

6.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

9.30am: Held Examination for Warrant officer on board.

am: 1 Rating joined ship for passage. 2 Ratings rejoined ship from RN Hospital. Tested Life buoys - Correct.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

4.45pm: Cast off from Wall.

4.57am: Passed Breakwater.

5.10pm: Stopped, hoisted in and drew fires in Steam Boats.

5.30pm: Proceeded, 72 Revs. Courses as Requisite for leaving harbour.

6.25pm: Passed Inner Fairway Buoy, 60 Revs.

6.40pm: Passed Outer Fairway Buoy. Course SExE, 72 Revs.

7.0pm: Put clocks back 1 hour = 4h - 20m Slow on GMT. Altered course S38W.

9.5pm: Gibbs Hill Light “Dipped” Bearing N18W (Magnetic).

10.0pm: Altered course S40W.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]

[Draught: 26’ 4” Forward, 25’ 11” Aft]


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27 September 1917

From Bermuda to Kingston

Lat 29.58, Long -66.57

7.20am: Sighted sail WSW. 7.40am: Altered course S70W, closed sail.

8.20am: Stopped and boarded French barquentine “Sainte Marthe” of Fecamp, bound from Saint Marc, Haiti to Havre with Logwood.

9.14am: Hoisted Boarding Boat and proceeded Course S40W.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine [on this Thursday].

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

5.0pm: Quarters. Put clocks back 10 minutes = 4 hours 30 minutes Slow on GMT.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 208 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Caicos Passage: 22 16 N, 72 21 W]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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28 September 1917

From Bermuda to Kingston

Lat 25.65, Long -69.70 [Lat corrected from that shown for noon in log: 35.65]

8.0am: Passed steamer (1 funnel, 2 masts) hull down, bound Northerly.

9.10am: Divisions, Prayers. Exercised General Quarters.

10.20am: Sighted sail SW. 10.30am: Altered course S48W and closed ditto.

11.20am: Passed American 4 masted schooner “Lewis H Goward” [mentioned here, for 2 April 1921] of Bath, bound North Westerly.

1.0pm: Altered course S37W.

2.30pm: Passed schooner hull down Steering North Westerly.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 4h - 45m Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: 215.5 degrees - 290 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Caicos 215.5 degrees - 249 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 84F, sea temperature 79F]


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29 September 1917

From Bermuda to Kingston

Lat 21.62, Long -72.72

6.30am: Position by star [symbol] sights: 22 43 N, 71 56 W.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

9.0am: Sighted Providenciales S7E.

10.50am: North Caicos S47E, Providenciales East. 11.0am: Altered course S26W.

am: Tested Life buoys and Downton Pumps - Correct.

0.30pm: Altered course S22W.

0.40pm: Great Magna Island Bearing S52W.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

3.8pm: East Hill N64W, 30 foot Islet S54W.

3.54pm: East Hill N16.5W, 30 foot Islet N75W. 4.0pm: Altered course S43W.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 5h - 0m Slow on GMT.

8.43pm: Cape Maysi Light N74W, 20 miles. 9.0pm: Altered course S40W.

9.54pm: Cape Maysi Light N25W, 20 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 294 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Statira Shoal 209 degrees - 48 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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30 September 1917

From Bermuda to Kingston

Lat 17.82, Long -76.15 [Bearings]

5.0am: Sighted Navassa Island S15E. Rising Amplitude Deviation 2 degrees E, Variation 0 40 E.

6.10am: Navassa Island abeam starboard S43E.

6.30am: Altered course S47W. 6.35am: Navassa Island abeam starboard S64E.

am: Mustered by Open List. Paid Monthly Money.

10.0am: Passed SS “Warswood”, Colon - Hampton Roads.

10.45am: Sighted Morant Point Lighthouse S72W.

11.50am: Morant Point Light House abeam 6 miles.

Noon: Altered course S86W.

1.0pm: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

2.0pm: Sighted and altered course to N52W on Plum [Plumb] Point Light House.

2.52pm: Altered course N79W on Leading Line.

3.0pm: Plum Point Light House abeam 0.75 miles. Courses and speeds as Requisite for entering harbour.

3.55pm: Stopped. Hoisted out Steam Pinnace and lowered cutter.

4.15pm: Turned and proceeded alongside Eastern side of No 3 Railway Wharf.

4.40pm: Secured alongside. Prepared for coaling.

6.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am and POs to 7.30am.

6.15pm: Commenced coaling.

8.30pm: Second Part Port Watch and Native Labour Coaling Ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 303 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Kingston 46 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Draught: Forward 25’ 4”, Aft 25’ 8”]


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for October 1917 (“Copy of” crossed through). “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through). Forwarded and signed by Captain GW Vivian [though signature unclear]]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as previous month]


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1 October 1917

At Kingston Jamaica

Lat 17.96, Long -76.80 [estimated]

4.40am: Completed with Coal. Received [blank] tons.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine [on this Monday]. Special Ordinary Seamen at Boat Instruction. Discharged 1 Rating to Christiania W/T Station.

[Alongside No 3 Railway Wharf]

1.0pm: Leave to second part Port Watch to 7am, Second part Port Watch [presumably should be Starboard] Make and Mend.

pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship.

4.30pm: Leave to Remainder Port watch to 7am, Boys to 8.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: [blank]]


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2 October 1917

At Kingston

Lat 17.96, Long -76.80

am: Hands employed Painting Ship.

10.0am: Landed Patrol (Stokers).

11.0am: Discharged to [presumably 2] ratings to SS “Tagus”.

pm: Hands employed Painting Ship. Special Ordinary Seamen under Boat Instruction.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 10pm. Read Warrant No 361.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 83F, sea temperature 80F]


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3 October 1917

From Kingston to New York or at Kingston

Lat 17.77, Long -76.42

6.0am: Landed Patrol (Stoker). Prepared for sea.

8.10am: Hoisted in Steam Pinnace.

8.41am: Cast off from Pier and proceeded. 8.50am: 60 Revs. Courses as Requisite for leaving harbour.

9.20am: HM Transport “Tagus” weighed and took station 5 cables astern.

9.30am: Passed Gun Cay. Increased to 76 Revs.

9.47am: Plum [sic] Point Light House abeam 0.75 miles, altered course S46E.

11.0am: Altered course N82E. Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed as Requisite.

Noon: Bowden House N37E, Upper White Horse Cliffs N32W.

1.30pm: Altered course N44E. 1.44pm: Morant Point Light House N46W, 6.5 miles.

2.17pm: Morant Point Light House West.

2.45pm: Sighted Danish Steamer “Brosund” Bearing NExE steering South Westerly.

pm: Hands employed Painting and Cleaning Ship. Special Signal Class and first Part No 1 Watch at Signals.

4.50pm: Quarters. Exercised Physical Drill.

5.15pm: Sighted steamer N20E, steering North Easterly.

10.0pm: Passed steamer bound SW.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 33 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Morant Point Light House 56 degrees - 16 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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4 October 1917

From Kingston to New York

Lat 21.37, Long -73.70

0.15am: Sighted steamer ENE bound South Westerly.

2.0am: Sighted steamer NExE bound North Westerly. 2.5am: Sighted steamer NxE bound South West.

3.30am: Sighted land Bearing N30W. Sighted steamer Bearing NW. Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

5.10am: Sighted land on Starboard Bow. Altered course North.

5.30am: Cape Maysi Light N56.5W. 5.48am: Haut Piton S76E, abeam Port Cape Faux [?] S43E.

6.45am: Sighted steamer N48W bound South Westerly.

7.0am: Aired Bedding.

7.10am: Sighted steamer N25W bound South Westerly.

8.50am: Sighted Matthew Town Light House N50E.

9.30am: Matthew Town Light House abeam 11 miles. 9.

9.44am: Altered course N22.5E. Reduced to 60 Revs to let “Tagus” regain station.

10.0am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Inspected Bedding.

10.45am: Increased to 76 Revs.

11.0am: Matthew Town Light House S25E, North West Point S57E.

1.0pm: Passed discoloured patch of water.

4.15pm: Sighted Maiguana Island [Mayaguana Island] N56E.

4.13pm: SW Point Maiguana Island S63E.

5.23pm: Sighted Flat Cays N53W.

5.38pm: SW point Maiguana Island S31E. Burned Searchlights.

6.0pm: Altered course N2E.

11.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 290 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Hogsty Reef Beacon 337 degrees - 20.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 85F, sea temperature 80F]


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5 October 1917

From Kingston to New York

Lat 26.35, Long -73.18

3.45am: Passed steamer bound South Westerly.

9.10am: Reduced to 60 Revs to let “Tagus” regain station.

10.0am: Divisions, Prayers, Exercised General Quarters. Hoisted “Disregard”. Courses and speeds as Requisite.

10.25am: Resumed station ahead of Tagus, 76 Revs.

11.5am: “Tagus” hauled out of Line with Steering Gear disabled. Altered course N30E, 60 Revs. 11.15am: Resumed Course.

11.20am: Altered course N30E. 11.30am: Resumed Course. Speed as Requisite. “Tagus” resumed station, steering by hand.

10.0pm: Altered course N0.5E.

2.0pm: Sighted steamer bound N Bearing West North Westerly.

3.30pm: “Tagus” reported steering gear repaired.

5.0pm: Altered course N40W, 84 Revs. 5.35pm: Altered course N20W. Communicated with SS “War Sailor” [listed here] Tacoma to Hampton Roads.

5.50pm: Altered course N20E (to resume station).

6.50pm: Altered course N10E. 7.0pm: Altered course N5E. 7.15pm: Course N2.5E, 76 Revs.

8.30pm: Altered course N30E to avoid SS “War Sailor”, 80 Revs. 8.32pm: Resumed Course and speed.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: 20 degrees - 77 miles; 0.75 degrees - 227 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel 357.5 degrees - 848 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]


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6 October 1917

From Kingston to New York

Lat 31.50, Long -73.43

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Lifebuoys and Downtons - Correct.

1.0pm: Altered course N2.5E.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

4.10pm: Cleared Patent Log.

6.45pm: Passed steamer bound SW.

9.30pm: Passed steamer bound S.

[Course and Distance made good: 357.5 degrees - 309 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]


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7 October 1917

From Kingston to New York

Lat 36.38, Long -73.88

6.0am: Commenced ZZ.

8.0am: Ceased ZZ.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.0am: Commenced ZZ.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

Noon: Passed Norwegian steamer “GANSFJORD” [listed here].

1.0pm: Altered course N12E, ZZ.

4.15pm: SS “John Rockfeller” [probably John D Rockefeller] tanker passed bound Westerly.

6.0pm: Deviation by sun [symbol] Time Azimuth 2.5 degrees W on N22E.

6.20pm: Ceased ZZ.

6.30pm: Observed deviation on N12E 3.5 degrees W. 7.0pm: Observed deviation on N12E 2.5 degrees W. 7.30pm: Observed deviation on N12E 2 degrees W.

9.30pm: Deviation on N12E remained 2 degrees W.

[Course and Distance made good: 355.5 degrees - 294 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel 0.75 degrees - 245 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Weather fine, noon air and sea temperature 65F]


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8 October 1917

From Kingston to New York or at New York

Lat 40.80, Long -73.98 [estimated]

3.45am: Sighted several lights (apparently Shore Lights) to Westward.

5.0am: Sounded in 18 fathoms.

6.0am: Altered course N20W. 6.15am: Sighted land N50W.

7.5am: Sandy Hook [crossed through] Light House S85W.

7.30am: Ambrose Light Vessel N7W.

7.45am: Ambrose Light Vessel N9E, Southland N65W. “Tagus” parted company. 7.50am: 60 Revs.

8.0am: Stopped, embarked Pilot. Ambrose Light Vessel abeam 2 miles. 8.10am: Proceeded 76 Revs. Courses as Requisite for proceeding into and through Ambrose Channel.

8.51am: Romer Shoal Light House abeam. Lit fires in Steam Boats.

5.48am: West Bank Light House abeam. Observed Deviation on N4W Nil.

9.23am: Passed through Boom and proceeded up Hudson River.

10.25am: Stopped Engines. 10.28am: Came to Starboard anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 4.5 shackles. Hoisted out Boats, disembarked Pilot.

[Anchor Bearings Off 96th Street Hudson River: Grants Monument N55E, Army and Navy Monument [aka Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument] S9E]

pm: Hands employed as Requisite.

[American Men of War in Harbour: “Huntington”, “Seattle” (Flag), North Carolina, “Coventon” (Auxiliary Cruiser) [possibly Covington]

4.0pm: Quarters. 4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Distance run through the Water: 280 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Draught: 24’ 5” Forward, 25’ 10” Aft]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 60F]


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9 October 1917

At New York

Lat 40.80, Long -73.98

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed cleaning and painting.

1.0pm: Leave to Boys 1.30pm to 7.30pm.

pm: Hands employed hoisting boats port side - ready for coaling.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 3000 lbs]

[Rain for most of day, noon temperature 48F, sea temperature 49F]


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10 October 1917

At New York

Lat 40.80, Long -73.98

9.0am: Prepared for coaling.

10.2am: Lighters alongside. 10.30am: Commenced coaling.

pm: Coaling Ship.

3.15pm: Discharged 7 Ratings to Convoy.

7.20pm: Completed with coal. Received 883 tons.

9.30pm: Clean Ship.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Lost overboard One Steamboats side Light, Pattern No 24, 10/- [10 shillings] charged to Leading Seaman George]

[Fuel Remaining: [blank]]


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11 October 1917

At New York

Lat 40.80, Long -73.98

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

1.0pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am, to Boys to 7pm.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

4.40pm: Prepared for coaling.

10.0pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 16]


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12 October 1917

At New York

Lat 40.80, Long -73.98

5.45am: Commenced coaling.

6.15am: Picket Boat Lit fires.

8.50am: Completed with coal (Upper Deck Cargo). Received [blank] tons.

am: Clean Ship.

11.0am: Discharged 4 Ratings to Convoy.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

5.15pm: Let go Port anchor 3 shackles.

5.30pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

6.30pm: Prepared for sea.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fuel Remaining: [blank]]

[Draught: Forward 26’ 9”, Aft 26’ 3.5”]


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13 October 1917

From New York to United Kingdom or at New York

Lat 40.53, Long -74.08 [estimated]

6.0am: Drew fires in and Hoisted in Steam Pinnace. Prepared for sea.

6.30am: Weighed Starboard anchor - Foul of Port Cable. Engines as Requisite clearing Foul.

8.55am: Starboard anchor clear, weighed Port anchor. 9.0am: Proceeded 2 cables down harbour. 9.5am: Came to Starboard anchor 3 shackles.

9.45am: Weighed and proceeded Courses and speeds as Requisite for proceeding out of harbour.

10.33am: Statue of Liberty abeam.

10.55am: Passed Gate. 11.0am: Passed No 13 Buoy.

11.3am: Slow both - half astern both. 11.5am: Grounded on “Craven” Shoal. Full Astern.

11.30am: Pilot boarded. Hands employed shifting coal to Quarter Deck. Stopped Engines.

0.30pm: Tugs “Knickerbocker”, Markeeta, Uncas and Ontario arrived to assist.

1.30pm: Tugs secured, Full Astern both. 1.35pm: Postponed.

3.15pm: Tugs towed and Full Astern, ship came off. 3.16pm: Stopped both. Cast off Tugs. 3.20pm: Proceeded. Courses and speeds as Requisite.

3.51pm: Romer Shoal Light House abeam.

4.30pm: Pilot disembarked. Proceeded 72 Revs.

4.50pm: Ambrose Light Vessel abeam 0.5 miles, altered course S69E.

6.20pm: Fire Island Light N44E. 6.25pm: Fire Island Light Vessel N72E.

7.11pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 5 miles.

7.30pm: Altered course S77E, 78 Revs.

9.0pm: Deviation by Pole star [symbol] 2 degrees E.

11.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Draught: 26’ 9” Forward, 26’ 6” Aft]

[Misty until evening, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 54F]


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14 October 1917

From New York to England

Lat 40.15, Long -68.80

2.45am: Put clocks on 37 minutes - 4-23 Slow on GMT.

7.0am: Examined Patent Log.

8.0am: Altered course S48E.

9.27am: Altered course S89E.

9.55am: Altered course S78E.

10.35am: Sighted Convoy S30E, altered course S67E, Increased 78 Revs. Hands employed cleaning Ship.

11.0am: Divisions, Prayers.

11.30am: Altered course S71E. 11.36am: Altered course S79E. Noon: Altered course S83E.

0.8pm: Altered course S78E. 0.30pm: Altered course N87E.

1.20pm: Took Station Ahead of Guide of Convoy. Course N88.5E, 57 Revs.

4.30pm: Exercised Convoy ZZ.

5.30pm: Ceased ZZ. 5.50pm: Quarters.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 249 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position 40 58 N, 65 00 N: 74 degrees - 182 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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15 October 1917

From New York to England

Lat 41.23, Long -64.17

3.0am: Put clocks on 21 minutes = 4 hours 2 minutes Slow on GMT. Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

6.0am: Deviation by Rising Azimuth 2 degrees E, Variation 16.66 W.

7.15am: Increased to 59 Revs. Examined Patent Log.

8.18am: Altered course N86E.

8.30am: Passed USS “Chattanoogna” [Chattanooga] bound West. Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.0am: Exercised Convoy ZZ.

10.40am: Exercised Control Parties.

11.0am: Ceased ZZ.

1.0pm: Altered course N88E.

pm: Hands employed preparing for firing.

3.30pm: Exercised first Part No 2 watch at Signals.

5.0pm: Quarters. Inspected Life belts.

10.10pm: SS “Cheyenne” hauled out of line and stopped for repairs.

[Course and Distance made good: 72.5 degrees - 221 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Position: 45 30 N, 50 00 W: 67.5 [degrees] - 668 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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16 October 1917

From New York to England

Lat 42.75, Long -59.38

3.0am: Put clocks on 18 minutes = 3h - 44m Slow on GMT.

4.0am: Altered course S40.5E. Increased to 72 Revs and parted company from Convoy for firing.

am: Hands employed preparing for firing.

8.20am: Hauled in Patent Log (Foul). Convoy out of Sight.

8.50am: Stopped, dropped target. Exercised General Quarters. Carried out [blank].

10.0am: Sighted Convoy NNW.

10.20am: Picked up Target. 10.30am: Course N65E, 72 Revs.

11.0am: Altered course N70E. Noon: Altered course N80E.

1.0pm: Altered course S88E.

1.47pm: Resumed Guide, 57 Revs.

4.30pm: Deviation by Time Azimuth 1.25 degrees E.

4.40pm: Observed Temporary derangement in Steering Compass.

4.50pm: Quarters.

5.0pm: “Leixoes” hauled out of line temporarily. Exercised Burning Searchlights.

10.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: 67 degrees - 232 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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17 October 1917

From New York to England

Lat 44.15, Long -54.72

3.0am: Put clocks on 20 minutes = 3h - 24m Slow on GMT.

10.30am: “Carmarthenshire” [listed here] hauled out of line to carry out firing practice.

10.36am: Closed Columns to 6 cables.

11.15am: Carmarthenshire rejoined, sighted “Cayenne” astern.

1.0pm: Altered course S85E.

pm: Training Classes under Instructions. Watch employed working about PVs [Paravanes].

[Course and Distance made good: 67.5 degrees - 220 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: 45 30 N, 50 00 W: 68 degrees - 217 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Weather squally at times, north westerly wind force 4 to 5 for much of day, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 60F]


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18 October 1917

From New York to England

Lat 45.38, Long -49.82

3.0am: Put clocks on 19 minutes = 3h - 5m Slow on GMT.

5.30am: “Cheyenne” in station (All convoy in Sight).

1.0pm: Altered course N82E.

4.30pm: “Madrona” dropped out of sight astern (to carry out Engine Repairs).

[Course and Distance made good: 70.5 degrees - 222 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV [Rendezvous] “D” 1443 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[A squally day with showers at times, north westerly wind force 4-5 to 5-8 with sea state rough to very rough all day]


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19 October 1917

From New York to England

Lat 47.27, Long -46.02

3.0am: Put clocks on 17 minutes = 2h - 48m Slow on GMT.

5.30am: Daylight. “Hora”, Lexiones [sic], ND “Larrinaga” [possibly Niceto de Larrinaga] not in sight - “City of Agra” [City of Agra (1) listed here] hove to.

7.40am: Altered course N37E, 55 Revs (to bring bow to sea).

8.0am: Passed USS Cruiser bound Westerly (“Chattanoogna” [sic] Class).

8.20am: Reduced to 8 knots.

10.30am: Increased to 54 Revs.

11.20am: Altered course N47E.

11.30am: Rolling up to 25 degrees Port and Starboard.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

3.10pm: Altered course N87E. Increased to 60 Revs.

6.0pm: 11 ships in station, “Hora” hull down astern.

[Course and Distance made good: 55 degrees - 195 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Still squally in am, wind north westerly force 5-7 all am, then northerly and reducing in pm; sea rough to very rough or very rough to high all day. Noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 52F]


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20 October 1917

From New York to England

Lat 49.33, Long -42.08

3.0am: Put clocks on 15 minutes = 2h - 33m Slow on GMT.

6.15am: Ships not in company: Hora, City of Agra, Madrona, Leixous [Lexicoes].

6.45am: Convoy Increased to 10 knots.

7.0am: Patent Log Foul.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

1.0pm: Altered course S46E.

4.0pm: 58 Revs. Commenced ZZ.

5.0pm: Ceased ZZ. 5.32pm: Reduced to 9 knots.

[Estimated Course and Distance made good: 51.5 degrees - 201 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 1050 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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21 October 1917

From New York to England

Lat 50.95, Long -36.96

3.0am: Put clocks on 19 minutes = 2 hours 14 minutes Slow on GMT.

5.0am: Examined Log - Foul.

9.30am: Divisions.

9.46am: Helm jambed, hauled out of line, connected up Hand Wheel.

10.1am: Took station astern of “Agamemnon” [there were several ships of this name].

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

10.40am: Stopped both. Connected up Steam Steering.

10.44am: Proceeded. Courses and speeds as Requisite to resume station - Sighted “Hora” astern, “City of Agra” rejoined.

11.49am: Resumed Guide.

1.0pm: Altered course S87E.

3.0pm: “Hora” rejoined Convoy.

4.30pm: Quarters.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew and HW [Hand Wheel] Party.

[Course and Distance made good: 64 degrees - 220 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Westerly then south westerly wind, force 4-5 for most of day but increasing from 10pm when sea state becoming rough to very rough]


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22 October 1917

From New York to England

Lat 52.57, Long -31.77

3.0am: Put clocks on 21 minutes - 1h - 53m Slow on GMT.

9.49am: Exercised Convoy at ZZ.

10.42am: Ceased ZZ.

11.0am: Exercise alter course 8 points to Starboard together and 8 points to Port together.

1.0pm: Altered course S85E. Ordered “Madrona” by W/T to proceed independently.

3.0pm: Rolling up to 20 degrees either way.

[Course and Distance made good: 63.5 degrees - 216 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 615 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Still squally, with winds becoming north westerly, force 4-6 or 5-7 for most of day, with sea state rough to very rough and heavy Northerly swell in pm]


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23 October 1917

From New York to England

Lat 53.88, Long -26.57

3.0am: Put clocks on 24 minutes = 1h - 24m Slow on GMT.

3.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew and Hand Wheel Party.

[Course and Distance made good: 67 degrees - 202 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Squally winds, mostly westerly, force 3-4 in am, force 4 increasing to 6-8 in pm, sea state rough to very rough or high with heavy swell. Noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 52F]


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24 October 1917

From New York to England

Lat 54.83, Long -21.92

3.0am: Put clocks on 29 minutes = 1 hour Slow on GMT.

7.0am: Convoy Hove to Courses as Requisite. 7.15am: Course S70W, 54 Revs. 7.45am: 36 Revs.

9.0am: Mean Ship’s Head S80W.

10.0am: Mean Ship’s Head West.

pm: Hove to Courses as Requisite.

[Course and Distance made good: 68 degrees = 173 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” - 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Squally westerly then north westerly winds force 5-7 to 8-10 all day, with showers or rain. Sea state high to very high or high to phenomenal throughout. Barometric pressure recorded hourly all day (falling until noon, then rising and steadying)]


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25 October 1917

Lat 55.33, Long -23.40

am: Hove to - Courses as Requisite.

1.20pm: Turned, Course S55E.

3.0pm: SS Larrinaga, Agamemnon and Byron [Byron (1) listed here] rejoined.

Midnight: Altered course S69E.

[Course and Distance made good: Hove to]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” - 296 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Still very squally, north westerly wind force 5-7 to 8-10 all day, sea state rough to very high throughout, hail and/or rain at times. Barometric pressure still recorded hourly (falling until 8am, then tending to rise slowly)]


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26 October 1917

From New York to England

Lat 55.20, Long -17.47

1.0am: Sighted lights of 4 ships on Port Bow.

7.0am: Daylight 10 Ships in Sight.

10.15am: City of Agra reported submarine S14E. Increased full Speed, altered course NE.

10.25am: Reduced 76 Revs. 10.35am: Altered course N30E.

10.45am: Convoy dispersed in accordance with orders from Admiralty on account of weather. Roxburgh proceeded Course S72E.

11.45am: Increased to 110 Revs.

1.0pm: Put clocks on 1 hour = GMT.

5.0pm: Commenced ZZ. 5.30pm: Increased to 114 Revs.

11.15pm: Observed a flash like gunfire on horizon Bearing SSW.

[Course and Distance made good: 93 degrees - 202 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Tory Island 89 degrees - 317 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Wind still north easterly force 4-6 to 6-8 in am, northerly force 5-7 or 5 in pm. Sea state rough to high or rough all day. Hail or showers all day, noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 52F]


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27 October 1917

From New York to Liverpool or at Liverpool

Lat 55.42, Long -6.33

6.55am: Sighted land S22E.

7.10am: Sighted Tory Island Light S35E. Ceased ZZ.

7.35am: 2 Destroyers, Reduced to 40 Revs and communicated.

7.55am: Tory Island Light S17W, 12 miles.

8.40am: Altered course S64E. Increased 114 Revs ZZ. 8.45am: Reduced to 50 Revs. Dropped PVs. 8.50am: Proceeded 120 Revs.

9.30am: Dunaff Point [Dunaff Head] S, Inishtrahull S50E, Fanad Point S30W, Ceased ZZ.

10.12am Altered course S71.5E. Inishtrahull Light House abeam 1 mile. Increased to 120 Revs.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

11.30am: Ceased ZZ.

Noon: Altcarry [Altacarry] Light S19E, abeam Starboard Rathlin Island S12W.

0.20pm: Altered course S22E. 0.33pm: Altcarry Light House abeam 1.5 miles.

2.5pm: Maidens abeam 3.5 miles, altered course S8E, ZZ.

3.54pm: Skulkmartin [Skulmartin] Light Vessel N43W, South Rock Light Vessel S71W.

4.0pm: Altered course South ZZ. Quarters.

5.0pm: Sighted 4 Destroyers ahead “Skate” Senior Officer. Read Warrant No 360. Exercised Physical Drill.

5.28pm: Altered course S46E, ZZ.

5.30pm: Chicken Point Light N65E, Lang Ness Point Light N84E: 1.5 E.

7.30pm: Reduced to 80 Revs to pick up PVs.

7.45pm: Great Ormes Light S19W.

8.10pm: Ceased ZZ. 8.20pm: Increased to 100 Revs.

8.30pm: Sighted Bar Light Vessel S54E, altered course S52E.

9.15pm: Engines as Requisite. 9.30pm: Picked up Pilot by Bar Light Vessel.

9.35pm: Proceeded up harbour, Courses and speeds as Requisite.

10.45pm: Slow both. 10.57pm: Came to Port anchor, 5 shackles, 15 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Brighton Tower N45W, North Wall Light N17E]

[Course and Distance made good: Various - 382 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Liverpool Bar Light Vessel 160 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Wind and sea reducing during am]


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28 October 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.01 [estimated]

6.0am: Hands preparing Ship to enter dock.

7.25am: Weighed and proceeded to Canada dock.

8.20am: Made fast in lock. 8.45am: Left lock. 9.8am: Made fast alongside. Tugs in attendance: Canning, Trafalgar, Nelson, Collingwood.

10.0am: Warrant Engineer Mr Jones joined ship.

5.0pm: Exercised fire stations.


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29 October 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.01

am: Surveying cable. Armourers party dismounting 6 inch guns. Remainder of hands as requisite.

0.40pm: Shifted ship. Tugs in attendance: Brunswick, Canning, Waterloo, Collingwood.

1.45pm: Secured alongside. Surveying cable. Dismounting 6 inch guns.

3.0pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

5.30pm: Exercised fire stations. Leave granted to second, third parts of watch to 7am.

11.0pm: 1 signal rating rejoined ship from depot.


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30 October 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.01

8.30am: Discharged 1 Private RMLI to barracks.

am: Hands cleaning paintwork. Surveying cable. Gunners party stripping 6 inch guns.

11.0am: Mr Mildren EWO [Engineer Warrant Officer] left ship.

pm: Work as for forenoon.

4.30pm: Leave to first and third parts of watch to 7am.

5.30pm: Exercised fire quarters.

8.30pm: Read warrant No 363.

10.45pm: Discharged 1 seaman to depot.

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 52F]


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31 October 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.01

2.30am: Lieutenant Teek [?] RMLI joined ship.

am: Hands employed as for yesterday. Mr Dixon Chief GT [Gunner Torpedoman] joined ship. Mr Bennet Chief Carpenter joined ship.

pm: Hands employed as for forenoon.

4.0pm: Leave to first and second Parts of Watch to 7am.

9.30pm: 1 Cook, 1 Steward (Captain’s) joined ship.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for November 1917 (“Copy of” crossed through). “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through)]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in but signed by Captain Vivian and dated 3 December, 1917]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.01

am: Hands employed chipping and red leading, stripping 6 inch guns, surveying cable.

10.0am: Captain GW Vivian joined ship. 1 POI joined ship. Commander Massey rejoined ship from Convoy Duties. Lieutenant Commander Errington discharged to “Vivid”.

pm: Hands employed stowing provisions and as for forenoon.

5.0pm: Leave to second and third parts of watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 255 tons]

[Misty for most of day, noon temperature 51F]


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2 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.01

am; Hands employed chipping and painting funnels, surveying cable, stripping 6 inch guns. 1 PO, 1 Shipwright Chief [?], 1 signal boy, 1 AB, 1 painter, 1 Shipwright, 1 joiner, 1 EA 5 joined ship from “Vivid”.

10.0am: Captain GW Vivian took over command of HMS Roxburgh. Discharged 4 Ratings to “Vivid”.

11.0am: Captain HV Hickman discharged to “President”. Lieutenant Poppleton RNR joined from “Liverpool”.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

5.0pm: Leave to first and third parts of Watch to 7am.

5.30pm: Exercised fire stations.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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3 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.01

am: Hands employed scraping and painting funnels, surveying cable, painting out port bow cable locker and as requisite. 1 Rating joined from “Vivid”.

Noon: Granted leave to first and second part of port watch.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

2.0pm: Assistant Paymaster Rummer RNR, Assistant Paymaster Loy RNVR: joined from “President” for passage.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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4 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.01

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.0am: Divisions, Prayers.

Noon: Leave for second and third parts of Starboard watch until 7am, Boys until 9pm.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

5.30pm: Watch exercised at fire stations.


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5 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.01

7.0am: Liberty men Returned.

am: Hands employed cleaning and refitting ship.

1.15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon. 1 Steward first class and 3 Ratings discharged to Depot (“Vivid”).

5.0pm: Granted leave to first and third parts of watch until 7am. Exercised fire stations.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 10 cwt potatoes]


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6 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.01

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

am: 1 SBA [Sick Berth Attendant], 1 seaman and 1 carpenter rating to Stonehouse Hospital. 1 POI to Plymouth on duty. Hands employed painting funnels, restowing cable, etc and as requisite.

Noon: Leave to first and second parts of watch until 7am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 472 lbs]


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7 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.01

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

am: Hands employed refitting ship, scraping and painting funnels, etc.

Noon: Leave to second and third parts of watch until 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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8 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.01

8.0am: Cleared mess deck.

am: Funnel party painting funnels, Gunners party dismantling guns. Side party cleaning and painting side, remainder of hands as requisite.

1.0pm: Carpenter Roberts discharged to “Dragon”.

3.30pm: Discharged 1 Private to RMB - Devonport.

4.0pm: Leave to first and third parts of watch until 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 1120 lbs]


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9 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.01 [estimated]

9.0am: Shifted ship from Canada Dock to Sandon half tide dock.

am: Hands employed shifting ship and as requisite.

pm: Prepared for coaling.

4.0pm: Leave to first and second parts Starboard Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 3360 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 167 tons]

[Rain and showers on and off, windy in evening, noon temperature 46F]


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10 November 1917

[shown as 10 December, in error]

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.01

am: 4 Ratings joined from RNB Devonport. Hands employed Dismounting 3 pounders. Preparing for coaling. Hoisted out Steam Boats.

11.30am: Collier “Horden” secured alongside.

0.30pm: Leave to second and third parts Starboard Watch to 7pm.

pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to “Vivid”.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

11.0pm: Port Watch rejoined from Long Leave.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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11 November 1917

[shown as 11 December, in error]

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.01

6.30am: Commenced coaling. 6.45am: Shifted Collier aft. 7.0am: Recommenced coaling.

am: Coal Ship.

11.30am: 20 Ratings joined from RNB Devonport. Discharged 8 Ratings to RNB Devonport.

pm: Coal Ship.

7.0pm: Ceased coaling for night.

8.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and second and third parts Port Watch to 6am.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Draught: Forward 23’ 3”, Aft 24’ 9”]


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12 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.01

6.20am: Resumed Coaling.

7.30am: Discharged 10 Ratings to RNB Devonport.

am: Coal Ship.

11.15am: Completed with coal. Received 1725 tons.

0.35pm: Collier Horden cast off. 4 Ratings joined for passage.

1.15pm: Hoisted in boats.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship. Divers employed examining Fore Foot.

3.30pm: Completed Diving - no damage detected. Engineer Commander Stocker joined ship from RNB Chatham, Vice Engineer Commander Gregg (sick ashore). Received 3 bags of mails for Bermuda.

5.0pm: Leave to Port Watch and first and third parts Starboard Watch to 11pm.

6.40pm: 25 Signal Ratings joined for passage.

7.0pm: Received 31 packages for SNO [Senior Naval Officer] Bermuda.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1065 lbs, Vegetables 5600 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 117 + 1725 = 1842 tons]

[Draught: Forward 26’ 8”, Aft 26’ 5.5”]


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13 November 1917

From Liverpool to Lough Swilly or at Liverpool

Lat 53.41, Long -3.01 [estimated]

6.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.30am: Prepared for Sea and Clean Ship.

9.45am: Cast off, Pilot embarked, 4 tugs in attendance (Collingwood, Mornington [?], Canning and Brunswick).

10.0am: Cleared Sandon Lock.

10.16am: Came to Starboard anchor, 4.5 shackles in 12 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Egremont Ferry Lights N89W, Mariners Home N51W, Victoria Tower S71E]

am: Tested Lifebuoys - Correct.

Noon: 6 Ratings joined ship from “Victory”. 1 Private joined ship from RMB - “Devonport”.

1.0pm: Weighed and turned. Tug “Collingwood” assisting. Proceeded, Courses and speeds as Requisite.

2.20pm: Dense fog Bank. Came Port anchor in 9.5 fathoms veered as necessary to swing on anchor. Brought up with 13.75 shackles out.

2.28pm: Shortened in on Port cable. 2.34pm: Ditto Parted below water at 10.5 shackles. 2.45pm: Crosby Light Vessel N32E, 380 yards (Ships Head).

3.5pm: Weighed, dropped Mark Buoy (see Anchor Bearings) and Came to Starboard anchor S3E, 150 yards from previous berth, veered to 4 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings 3 - 5pm: Crosby Light Vessel N26E, C5 Can Buoy N52.5E, C4 Conical Buoy N33W. Ship’s Head S20E]

3.45pm: “Berwick” passed. Weighed and proceeded.

4.27pm: Formby Light Vessel abeam.

5.0pm: Bar Light Vessel abeam. 5.18pm: Dropped PVs. Course S84.5W, 48 Revs.

5.42pm: Turned 32 points, took station 3 cables astern of “Berwick”, 19 knots.

7.0pm: Great Ormes Light abeam 3 miles, altered course N60W.

7.55pm: Point Lynas Light abeam 2.5 miles.

8.30pm: Skerries Light abeam 4 miles, altered course N75W.

10.20pm: Altered course N25E.

11.55pm: Altered course N45E: Chicken Rock S13E, St Johns Point N19E.

[Distance run through the Water: 1.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Draught: Forward 26’ 10.5”, Aft 26’ 6.5”]


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14 November 1917

From Liverpool to Lough Swilly or at Lough Swilly

Lat 55.14, Long -7.51 [estimated]

0.35am: Chicken Rock Light abeam.

1.16am: Altered course N10E. 1.18am: South Rock Light Vessel N61W, Mull of Galloway N43E.

2.0am: Altered course N20W.

3.5am: Maidens N47E, Black Head S63W.

3.25am: Maidens abeam 2.5 miles.

4.55am: Altcarry [sic] Light abeam 2 miles.

5.20am: Altered course WNW.

6.20am: ZZ No 3.

7.35am: Inistrahull [Inishtrahull] abeam 2 miles. Courses as Requisite for Lough Swilly, ZZ.

8.25am: Fanad Light S60W, Dunaff Head S15W. 8.32am: Altered course S20W, 18 knots.

8.40am: Reduced 10 knots to hoist in PVs.

8.56am: Abandoned PVs, proceeded 15 knots.

9.10am: Destroyer reported Torpedo Tracks. Helm and Engines as Requisite.

9.30am: Passed through Gate.

9.10am: Came to Starboard anchor, 4 shackles in 9 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Fort Tower N34W, Pier Light Buncrana S76E, Carrickacullin Perch S8E]

10.0am: Picked up PVs (damaged). Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

am: Hands employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: Weighed. 4.16pm: Proceeded, took station 3 cables astern Berwick. Speed and Courses as Requisite.

4.25pm: Passed through Gate.

4.44pm: Dunree Head abeam, Course N19E, 17 knots.

5.30pm: Altered course WNW, ZZ, 17.5 knots.

6.12pm: Fanad Light S20E, Tory Island S70.5W.

7.0pm: Ceased ZZ, 17 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 286 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 945 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]

[Draught: 25’ 10.5” Forward, 26’ 4.5” Aft]


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15 November 1917

From Lough Swilly to Bermuda

Lat 55.50, Long -16.18

3.55am: Lost sight of “Berwick” in mist.

6.20am: Mist cleared, resumed station astern of Berwick.

7.0am: Commenced ZZ.

9.20am: “Berwick” hauled out of line to Pick up PVs.

am: Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed cleaning ship and as Requisite.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

5.0pm: Put Clocks back 30 minutes.

5.30pm: Parted Company with Berwick, altered course S67W, 96 Revs and ceased ZZ.

7.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes = 1 hour Slow on GMT.

8.0pm: Reduced to 60 Revs.

10.15pm: Increased to 72 Revs.

11.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 310 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bermuda 2640 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Misty for much of day, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 52F]


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16 November 1917

From Lough Swilly to Bermuda

Lat 53.00, Long -22.82

6.0am: Commenced ZZ.

7.30am: Examined Patent Log - Foul.

9.0am: Ceased ZZ.

am and pm: Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed as Requisite.

pm: Lost overboard by accident: 1 sword bayonet, 1 scabbard Pattern 88.

4.0pm: Exercised first Part of watch at Signals.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes - 1h - 30m Slow on GMT.

6.0pm: Reduced to 57 Revs. Read Warrants Nos 366 - 371.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 298 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Squally and misty for much of day, south westerly wind force 4-6 from 6am to 5pm, then reducing]


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17 November 1917

From Lough Swilly to Bermuda

Lat 50.13, Long -26.38

3.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

11.30am: Exercised General Quarters. 11.0am: Secured. Saturday Routine.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

5.0pm: Quarters - Put clocks back 20 minutes = 1 hour 50 minutes Slow [on GMT].

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: 217.5 degrees - 218 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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18 November 1917

From Lough Swilly to Bermuda

Lat 47.08, Long -30.82

7.30am: Reduced to 57 Revs.

8.0am: Examined Patent Log - Foul.

9.30pm: Held Divine Service.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 12 minutes = 2h 2m Slow on GMT.

[Estimated Course and Distance made good: 223.5 degrees - 256 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bermuda 1870 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Mist and/or rain for much of day, south westerly wind 5-6 or 6-7 until 8pm with sea state rough to very rough. Noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 60F]


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19 November 1917

From Lough Swilly to Bermuda

Lat 45.18, Long -33.70

9.0am: First Aid and Signals Classes under Instructions.

9.15am: Divisions and Prayers. Exercised Divisional Drill.

10.30am: Altered course N87W. Increased 72 Revs.

11.30am: First Part No 3 watch at Signal Instruction.

4.0pm: Reduced to 75 Revs.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes = 2h 22m Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: 228 degrees - 171 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bermuda (Direct) 242 degrees - 1646 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[South westerly wind force 4-5 to 7 from 6am, sea state rough or very rough from 11am; noon air and sea temperature 64F]


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20 November 1917

From Lough Swilly to Bermuda

Lat 44.03, Long -37.98

am: First Aid and Seaman Torpedoman Training Class under Instructions. Exercised Divisional Drills. Gun Layers at Deflection Teacher. Remainder employed as Requisite.

1.0pm: Altered course S86W.

2.0pm: Passed 2 oil drums and 1 cask.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 18 minutes = 2h 40m Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: 249.5 degrees - 196 miles [entered in wrong place in log]]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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21 November 1917

From Lough Swilly to Bermuda

Lat 41.83, Long -43.42

5.0pm: Put clocks back 22 minutes = 3h - 2m Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: 241 degrees - 272 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Log just records routine matters, mostly relating to training. Weather mostly fine and quiet, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 70F]


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22 November 1917

From Lough Swilly to Bermuda

Lat 39.07, Long -49.25

5.30pm: Put clocks back 24 minutes = 3h - 26m Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: 238 degrees - 314 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Another day of routine and training]


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23 November 1917

From Lough Swilly to Bermuda

Lat 36.77, Long -53.98

2.30am: Cleared Patent Log.

10.30am: Hands employed painting and as Requisite.

1.0pm: Altered course S77W.

4.0pm: Sighted Barquentine Bearing South. 4.13pm: Altered course S5W. 4.39pm: Altered course S11E. Closed Barquentine. Quarters.

[More changes of course from 4.46 to 5.53pm]

5.0pm: Put clocks back 24 minutes = 3h 55m Slow on GMT.

5.30pm: Exercised Searchlight Crews on, Barquentine - latter showed Portuguese colours.

6.0pm: Resumed Course S77W, Made Good S33E (Magnetic), 18.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: 238.5 degrees - 262 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bermuda Fairway Buoy 243.5 degrees - 589 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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24 November 1917

From Lough Swilly to Bermuda

Lat 34.30, Long -58.08

am: Saturday Routine. Tested Life Buoys - Correct.

10.45am: Sighted steamer bound West.

1.0pm: Altered course S83W.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

4.30pm: Quarters.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes = 4h - 20m Slow on GMT.

7.0pm: Altered course S81W.

[Course and Distance made good: 233.5 degrees - 249 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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25 November 1917

From Lough Swilly to Bermuda

Lat 32.47, Long -63.75

2.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

7.0am: Examined Patent Log.

8.0am: Increased to 90 Revs.

9.30am: Divisions. 10.0am: Held Divine Service.

1.20pm: Altered course N79W.

2.30pm: Sighted St Davids Head N66W. 2.37pm: Altered course N64W.

3.0pm: Lit fires in Steam Boats.

3.22pm: Altered course N50W. 3.40pm: Reduced to 65 Revs. 3.43pm: Entered Ship Channel.

3.55pm: Left Ship Channel, altered course S54W and as Requisite. Increased to 75 Revs.

4.46pm: Came to Starboard anchor, 5 shackles in 10.5 fathoms in “E” Berth.

[Anchor Bearings: Ireland Island Flag Staff N51W, Quarry Church phi [symbol] South Breakwater Head S79W, Western Stag Channel Buoys phi]

[Ships in harbour: “Caesar”, “Carnarvon”, “Shearwater”, 4 USN Trawlers and US Yacht “Utowanah” [Utowana]]

6.30pm: Prepared for coaling.

[Course and Distance made good: 248.5 degrees - 304 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bermuda Fairway Buoy 263 degrees - 46 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 245 tons]

[Wind south westerly then north westerly force 4 or 5 until 5pm, weather mostly fine, noon temperature 70F, sea temperature 73F]


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26 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83 [estimated]

7.45am: Coal lighter alongside.

8.30am: Commenced Coaling.

9.0am: Discharged Assistant Paymaster Rummer RNR, Assistant Paymaster Loy RNVR: to RNB. Discharged 5 Ratings to RNB. Disembarked 2 Bags of Confidential Mails for Commander in Charge.

pm: Disembarked stores for Bermuda into Lighter. Lost overboard 1 length of Iron Piping (?Water).

1.30pm: 1 Rating joined ship from RN Hospital.

1.55pm: Coal lighter cast off.

2.40pm: Collier “Clintonia” secured alongside.

pm: Coal Ship.

8.0pm: Ceased coaling for the night.

9.30pm: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.35pm: Banked fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs]

[Draught: Forward 22’ 10”, Aft 24’ 8”]


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27 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

6.0am: Recommenced Coaling.

11.25am: Completed with coal. Received 1543 tons.

11.45am: Collier “Clintonia” cast off.

pm: Clean Ship.

4.0pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am.

5.45pm: Water boat alongside.

7.0pm: Water boat Cast off.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 800 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 214 + 1543 = 1757 tons]

[Draught: 26’ 3” Forward, 26’ 0” Aft]

[Squally weather with showers, north westerly wind force 4-6 all day, noon temperature 61F, sea temperature 65F]


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28 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

6.56am: Weighed and shifted berth closer to Dockyard. Engines as Requisite.

7.30am: Came to Starboard anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 4.5 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Abeam Port Ireland Island N13W, Dockyard Church N28W, Abeam Starboard Southern Breakwater S65.5W]

8.30am: Landed Dockyard Parties.

am: Remainder employed cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Landed Dockyard Parties. Provisioning Ship.

2.0pm: Drew Port Bower anchor and 10 shackles of cable to replace anchor lost in Mersey River 13th November.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

5.30pm: Watch employed in stowing cable and anchor.

6.15pm: Engineer Store Lighter alongside.

6.30pm: Provision Lighter cast off.

10.35pm: Engineer Store Lighter cast off.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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29 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

8.30am: Landed Store Party.

am: Remainder employed painting ship.

11.0am: 7 Ratings rejoined ship from RN Hospital.

pm: Hands employed painting ship. Embarked Ammunition. Landed Store Party.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 800 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]

[A squally day with rain at times, north westerly wind force 4-6 from 2am to 5pm, then reducing]


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30 November 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

am: Hands employed Painting Ship.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch from 1.30am to 7.0am, Boys to 6.30pm.

pm: Remainder hands employed Painting Ship.

2.30pm: Water boat alongside.

3.55pm: “Carnarvon” sailed.

4.0pm: Water boat Cast off.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 3000 lbs]


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for December 1917. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through)]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in by signed by Captain Vivian, dated 3rd January 1918]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

7.0am: Weighed and shifted into “D” Berth.

7.38am: Came to Starboard anchor, 4 shackles in 9 fathoms.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Lifebuoys - Correct.

10.15am: “Leviathan” arrived and anchored.

1.0pm: Leave to Port Watch to 10pm.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

3.0pm: 1 Rating rejoined ship from Leviathan.

6.30pm: Veered to 4 shackles on Starboard Anchor.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 800 lbs]

[Draught: 26’ 6” Forward, 26’ 0” Aft]


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2 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

8.45am: French Flagship “Gloire” arrived and anchored.

9.30am: Landed Church Parties.

10.0am: Hands Mustered by Open List.

11.0am: Held Divine Service.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 10pm, Boys to 6.30pm.

7.0pm: Discharged Mr Pickerill Schoolmaster to RNH [Royal Naval Hospital].

9.0pm: Set anchor watch.

10.30pm: Sent all boats into Camber for night.

[Squally for much of day, wind increasing in pm, north westerly force 7-9 from 9pm]


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3 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.83

7.0am: Gunners Party employed shipping sub calibre and 1 inch aiming rifle in guns.

8.10am: “Shearwater” shifted billet to Grassy Bay.

am: Training Classes under Instructions. All Turrets at Loader. Remainder employed as Requisite.

1.0pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital (for duty).

pm: All Training Classes under Instructions. Parties employed preparing guns for practice firings, rigging targets and as Requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 372. 1 Rating joined ship from Hospital.

5.0pm: Leave to Port Watch to 10pm.

6.0pm: Lent 3 Ratings to Caesar (temporarily).

10.0pm: Drew fires in and hoisted in Steam Pinnace.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 800 lbs]

[Squally north westerly wind, eventually reducing in pm. Noon air and sea temperature 64F]


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4 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71 [estimated]

5.30am: Prepared for Sea.

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded to Murrays Anchorage for firing exercises. Courses and speeds as Requisite.

[As Requisite for proceeding to Murrays Anchorage and carrying out firing Exercises]

9.0am: Hoisted out target. Exercised General Quarters.

am: Carried out controlled firing with sub calibre and 1 inch aiming at Towed Target.

11.7am: Completed firing - Came to Starboard Anchor, 3 shackles in 9 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Round Tower S12E, Cherry Stone S68E, Lloyds Flag Staff S83E]

am: Acting Gun Layers and Active Service Ordinary Seamen at 3 pounder firing. Special Ordinary Seamen at 1 inch aiming at towed target.

0.45pm: Hoisted out Target (Submarine).

2.0pm: Weighed and proceeded as Requisite to carry out “Submarine” firing with watches at Defence Stations.

[As Requisite for firing and Torpedo Running]

2.40pm: Ceased firing. Prepared to carry out Torpedo firing.

3.35pm: Fired Starboard Tube 3000 yards angles 10 degrees abaft.

4.0pm: Picked up Torpedo (Good Run).

4.31pm: Fired Port Tube 3000 yards 10 degrees before with roll and depth recorder (Good Run).

4.58pm: Came to Starboard anchor, 4 shackles 9.5 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Tobacco Rock S67E, Fairway Buoy N22E, Lloyds Flag Staff S10E]

5.40pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Draught: 26’ 6” Forward, 26’ 0” Aft]


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5 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.72 [estimated]

7.0am: Clean Ship and preparing for firings.

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded, Courses and speeds as Requisite for carrying out firings at Submarine Target with Watches at Defence Stations.

11.20am: Completed firing, proceeded to Shelley Bay.

11.58am: Came to Starboard anchor in 7 fathoms, 3 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Gallows Island S66E, Crawl Point N63E, Hamilton Hotel S42W]

1.0pm: “Gloire” (French Flag) sailed.

1.5pm: Weighed and proceeded into harbour, Courses as Requisite, 10 knots.

1.40pm: Came to Port anchor, 4 shackles in 8.5 fathoms in “B” berth.

[Anchor Bearings: Dockyard Church phi [symbol] Southern Breakwater Light, Hogfish Beacon S2W]

pm: Gun Layers 2, Acting Gun Layers 2, Gun Layers 3 and Acting Gun Layers 3 and Acting Seaman Gunners at 1 inch and .303 inch aiming rifle practice at towed target. Remainder employed as Requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 800 lbs, Vegetables 1500 lbs]

[Draught: Forward 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 10”]


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6 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82 [estimated]

9.0am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

am: Divers employed reeving PV chains and at Monthly exercise.

10.15am: Commander-in-Chief visited ship.

10.50am: Commander-in-Chief left.

am: Dockyard parties drawing stores. Remainder employed as Requisite.

pm: All Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: Read Warrant No 373.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.


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7 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

2.0am: Set anchor watch.

9.30am: Relieved anchor watch.

am: Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed as Requisite.

1.0pm: Leave to Boys to 6.30pm.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

2.0pm: Lieutenant Colls RNVR and 7 Ratings joined from RNH for passage. Lieutenant Ward Tamplin RN and 2 Ratings joined from “Leviathan” for passage. Mr Pickerill Schoolmaster rejoined from RNH.

4.15pm: 1 Rating joined from RMB for passage.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 10pm.

[Provision received: Fresh Meat 800 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs]

[Weather squally in early am, with lightning and showers, south westerly wind force 4-5 to 7-9 until 8am, then reducing]


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8 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Life Buoys - Correct.

1.20pm: 15 Marines joined from “Caesar” for passage.

pm: Prepared for sea.

2.45pm: Electric Boat Hoist broke down.

4.30pm: Discharged all Passengers etc to “Devonshire”.

5.30pm: Dockyard Officials examined Boat Hoist preparatory to repairing same.

6.30pm: Leave to Port Watch to 10pm.

7.15pm: Dockyard party working on board.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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9 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

6.30am: “Devonshire” and “Shearwater” sailed.

8.0am: Landed Church Party (RC).

9.15am: Landed Church Partys [sic] (Wesleyan).

9.30am: Divisions. 10.15am: Held Divine Service.

11.30am: C-in-C visited ship.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, to Boys to 6.30pm.

7.0pm: Discharged 1 Rating to RN Hospital for Operation.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 800 lbs]


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10 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Training Classes under Instructions. All Guns Crews at Loader. Remainder employed as Requisite.

11.45am: Tested Electric Boat Hoist - Correct.

pm: Training Classes under Instructions. Cutters crew away for Instruction. Remainder employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am.

5.15pm: “Cochrane” arrived.

7.40pm: Picket Boat ran aground off Magazine Island.

9.0pm: Parties employed salving Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs]


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11 December 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

1.30am and 6.0am: Working parties away salving Picket Boat.

8.30am: 15 Ratings RNVR signalmen joined from “Cochrane”.

am: Diving Party and Salvage Party working about Picket Boat. Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed as Requisite.

Noon: 1 Rating rejoined from RNB.

pm: Divers and Salvage party working about Picket Boat [for rest of day].

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 4000 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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12 December 1917

From Bermuda to Hampton Roads or at Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

2.0am, 5.0am and 9.0am: Salvage Party working about Picket Boat.

Noon: Salvage work on Picket Boat turned over to “Caesar”.

pm: Prepared for sea.

3.20pm: Shortened in. 3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded 72 Revs, Courses as Requisite for Leaving harbour.

3.40pm: Entered Buoyed Channel.

4.30pm: 72 Revs. Entered Ship Channel.

4.42pm: Passed Fairway Buoy, Course S56E. 4.45pm: 75 Revs.

5.0pm: Altered course N50E. 5.30pm: North. 6.0pm: Altered course N60W.

7.0pm: Deviation by star [symbol] Time Azimuth Nil, Variation 11.5 W.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]

[Draught: 25’ 5” Forward, 25’ 11” Aft]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 66F]


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13 December 1917

From Bermuda to Hampton Roads

Lat 33.83, Long -68.72

2.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

5.10am: Examined Patent Log.

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

am: All Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder hands employed as Requisite.

11.30am: First Part of No 3 watch at Signals.

0.30pm: Reduced to 60 Revs.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

4.30pm: Quarters, Exercised Physical Drill.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes = 4 hours 40 minutes Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 256 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry 332.5 degrees - 401 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Showers off and on during day, wind increasing in pm, southerly force 5-6 from 11pm, sea becoming rough]


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14 December 1917

From Bermuda to Hampton Roads

Lat 35.23, Long -72.75

2.30am: Wind shifted to NW Vivid lightning and very heavy rain squall.

5.30am: Examined Patent Log - Foul.

1.0pm: Altered course N55W. Deviation by Time Azimuth Nil.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes = 5 hours 0 minutes 0 seconds Slow on GMT.

10.30pm: Commenced Sounding every half hour.

[Course and Distance made good: 337 degrees - 216 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry 327 degrees - 188 miles]

[Wind southerly then north westerly in am, force 5 until 5am, then reducing. Sea state rough until 7am. Noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 65F (sea temperature recorded hourly in pm - varying from 63F to 72F)]


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15 December 1917

From Bermuda to Hampton Roads or at Hampton Roads

Lat 36.99, Long -76.35 [estimated]

1.30am: Sounded every half hour.

3.30am: Altered course N8W.

6.15am: Altered course WxN.

7.13am: Buoy (?) S54W. 7.23am: Buoy abeam 2.25 miles.

7.50am: Cape Henry Light House N80W, Cape Henry Light Buoy N60W, CB No 2 Light Buoy S18W. 8.0am: Altered course WNW.

8.30am: Engines as Requisite. Spoke Examination Vessel.

8.33am: Proceeded through Cape Henry Gate.

9.5am: Entered Dredged Channel. 9.18am: Cleared ditto.

9.28am: Thimble Shoal Beacon abeam 3 cables.

9.42am: Passed through Fort Monroe Gate.

9.49am: Came to Starboard anchor, 4 shackles in 11.5 fathoms. USS “New Orleans” in harbour.

[Anchor Bearings: Hampton Creek Beacon N41W, Fort Monroe Light House N51W, abeam Starboard Fort Wool S60E, Sewall Point Beacon S25E]

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

pm: Prepared for coaling.

2.30pm: Coal lighters secured alongside.

3.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch from 3pm to 9pm, Boys to 7.15pm.

5.0pm: Lent Chief Armourer and Armourer to SS “Harwood” to carry out repairs.

[Distance run through the Water: 207 miles]

[Draught: Forward 25’ 0”, Aft 26’ 4”]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 29F, sea temperature 35F (sea temperature reducing from 54F to 42F before arriving in port)]


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16 December 1917

At Hampton Roads

Lat 36.99, Long -76.35

7.0am: USS “Keanaya” [just possibly Kanawha] sailed. Commenced Coaling. Examined Coaling Gear - Correct.

10.15am: Discharged 24 RNVR Signalmen to British Consulate, Norfolk.

10.45am: USS “New Orleans” sailed.

am: Coal Ship.

2.10pm: Completed with coal including Upper Deck cargo. Received 616 tons.

4.0pm: Leave to Port Watch to 9pm.

4.15pm: Coal Lighters cast off.

9.0pm: Chief Armourer and Armourer returned from duty on board SS “Harwood”.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1200 + 616 = 1816 tons]

[Weather overcast, with snow in evening, noon temperature 33F, sea temperature 34F]


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17 December 1917

At Hampton Roads

Lat 36.99, Long -76.35

9.30am: Landed provisioning party.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine [on this Monday].

10.30am: Discharged 11 Ratings to Convoy.

1.0pm: Leave to Boys to 7pm.

1.30pm: USS “Ohio” arrived.

pm: Hands employed Provisioning Ship.

9.30pm: Watch employed provisioning Ship.


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18 December 1917

From Hampton Roads to UK or at Hampton Roads

Lat 37.06, Long -76.13 [rough estimate]

1.30am: Watch employed Provisioning Ship.

2.15am: Completed ditto.

7.25am: Discharged 8 RNVR Signalmen to Convoy. Commander Massey discharged to SS “Stephen” [listed here] for duty with Convoy.

8.30am: Prepared for sea.

10.45am: Shortened in. 10.55am: Weighed and proceeded. Courses as Requisite, 75 Revs.

11.6am: Passed Fort Monro [sic] Gate.

11.33am: Entered Dredged Channel. 11.53am: Cleared ditto.

0.28pm: Passed through Cape Henry Gate. Engines as Requisite.

0.40pm: Proceeded ExS, 45 Revs.

1.15pm: Cape Henry No 2 Buoy abeam 0.2 miles, altered course N76E.

pm: Unshackled Bower and Sheet anchors, battened down Forecastle. Hands employed as Requisite.

4.40pm: Streamed Patent Log.

4.50pm to 5.0pm: Courses as Requisite closing vessels.

5.0pm: Altered course N87E. SS “Escalona” and “Beacon Light” joined Company.

7.30pm: Sighted steamer’s light to North Eastward.

11.30pm: Sighted steamer SE bound N, sighted steamer NE.

[Distance run through the Water: 12.5 miles]

[Draught: 26’ 9” Forward, 26’ 6” Aft]

[Very misty from 8am to 8pm. Noon temperature 35F, sea temperature 48F]


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19 December 1917

From Hampton Roads to UK

Lat 37.08, Long -73.38

3.0am: Sighted 2 ships lights to Southward.

5.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

5.10am: Sighted two steamers bound N and S respectively.

6.30am: Sighted 1 steamer to Eastward and 1 to the Southward.

8.0am: “Cottesmore” [listed here] and “Oranian” [listed here] joined Convoy.

8.48am: Increased to 51 Revs.

9.20am: Divisions, Prayers. Exercised Divisional Drills.

am: Training Classes under Instructions.

11.30am: First Part No II watch at Signals.

pm: Watch employed as Requisite.

2.15pm: Reduced to 47 Revs.

3.30pm: Second part of No 3 watch to Signals.

4.30pm: Passed “Oil Tanker” bounded [sic] West.

5.0pm: SS Orthia [listed here] joined convoy.

5.30pm: SS “Stephen” (Commodore) joined convoy.

5.45pm: Sighted lights of 3 ships ahead.

6.30pm: “Beechwood” joined convoy.

9.30pm: Passed steamer bound NNW.

9.40pm: Cleared Patent Log.

11.15pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew. “Beechwood” ahead of station.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 130.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 2805 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North easterly wind force 5 through middle of day, with sea state rough in pm. Noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 53F]


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20 December 1917

From Hampton Roads to The UK

Lat 37.55, Long -70.43

3.0am: Put clocks on 20 minutes = 4 hours 40 minutes Slow on GMT.

4.0am: “Beechwood” out of sight to NE.

6.30am: 2 ships in sight to North Eastward ?: “Beechwood”, “Victoria de Larrinaga”.

7.30am: Increased speed of Convoy to 8 knots.

9.20am: Divisions, Prayers.

am: Gun Layers II and Acting Gun Layers II at Deflection Teacher. Training Classes under Instructions. Divisional Drill.

10.0am: Hauled in Patent Log and Streamed Fog Buoy (for testing).

10.30am: Victoria di Larrinaga joined Convoy.

10.45am: Streamed Patent Log and hauled in Fog Buoy.

11.5am: Reduced speed of Convoy to 7.5 knots.

Noon: 1 ship in sight to NE (? Beechwood).

1.0pm: Altered course S88.5E.

1.48pm: Increased 52 Revs and Hauled out of Line. Deviation by Time Azimuth 1 00 E.

2.40pm: Altered course N68E to close vessel to NE.

3.5pm: Altered course S76.5E, Increased to 54 Revs.

3.15pm: “Beechwood” joined convoy - sighted “Trinidadian”. 3.30pm: Altered course N83W. Training Classes under Instruction. Remainder watch employed as Requisite. First part No I watch at Signals.

4.9pm: Altered course S89E. 4.25pm: Altered course N85E. 4.40pm: Altered course S89E: Endeavouring to close ship sighted from Mast Head ? “Exeter City” [Exeter City (1) listed here].

4.50pm: Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

4.57pm: Proceeded to resume station in Convoy. 5.15pm: Reduced to 40 Revs.

5.24pm: Resumed Station Course S87E. “Trinidadian” joined Convoy.

8.0pm: Hauled in Patent Log foul, restreamed ditto. Increased to 47 Revs.

9.30pm: Increased to 49 Revs.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: 78.5 degrees - 142 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind north easterly or northerly force 4 to 5-6 all day, sea state rough from noon; weather mostly overcast, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 70F]


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21 December 1917

From Hampton Roads to the UK

Lat 37.90, Long -67.52

1.15am: Reduced to 47 Revs.

3.0am: Put Clocks ON 10 minutes = 4h - 30m Slow on GMT.

6.30am: 6 ships in sight, visibility 1 mile.

9.0am: Increased to 44 Revs.

9.30am: All ships in Sight.

10.0am: “Trinidadian” out of sight astern.

Noon: “Trinidadian” in station.

1.0pm: Altered course S86E.

3.10pm: “Cottesmore” hauled out of line. Deviation by Time Azimuth = 0.5 [degrees] E.

5.0pm: “Cottesmore” proceeded to New York for repairs.

[Estimated Course and Distance made good: 80 degrees - 140 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 2528 miles]

[Misty in am, with northerly wind force 4-6 and sea rough or very rough; wind and sea gradually reducing in pm]


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22 December 1917

From Hampton Roads to the UK [though not stated at top of page]

Lat 38.24, Long -62.90

3.0am: Put clocks on 15 minutes = 4h - 15m Slow on GMT.

6.30am: Daylight. All Convoy in Sight (8 ships).

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

9.45am: Exercised Convoy at ZZ.

11.0am: Hauled in Patent Log. Streamed Fog Buoy.

11.30am: Ceased ZZ.

Noon: Streamed Patent Log. Hauled in Fog Buoy.

1.0pm: Altered course N89E.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes. Examined Log - Foul.

3.25pm: Proceeded to close steamer sighted to Eastward.

4.30pm: Spoke to SS Hambleton Grange [probably Hambleton Range, listed here], Plymouth - Philadelphia.

5.0pm: Rejoined convoy.

[Course and Distance made good: 2 days 83.5 degrees - 359 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather fine until evening, when showers]


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23 December 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 39.33, Long -59.70

3.0am: Put clocks on 15 minutes = 4h - 00m Slow on GMT.

6.0am: All ships in sight at Daylight.

9.30am: Altered course N76E Magnetic.

9.40am: Divisions. Held Divine Service.

10.0am: Exercised Convoy at ZZ.

11.0am: Ceased ZZ.

11.50am: Altered course N54E.

4.0pm: Altered course N76E.

6.0pm: “Beechwood” hauled out of line.

9.0pm: “Beechwood” out of sight.

9.30pm: Altered course S82E, 45 Revs. 9.40pm: “Trinidadian” out of sight astern, “Orthia” hauled out of line.

10.45pm: Examined Log Foul.

Midnight: 6 ships of Convoy in sight.

[Course and Distance made good: 66.5 degrees - 165 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Wind and sea increasing in am, north westerly force 6 or 7 in pm, sea rough or very rough. Weather overcast or showery. Noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 62F]


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24 December 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 40.13, Long -56.57

2.30am: Put clocks on 15 minutes = 3h - 45m Slow on GMT.

10.0am: “Beechwood” out of sight to South Eastward. 11.0am: Rolling up to 22 degrees Port and Starboard.

1.35pm: “Escalona” hove to (Damaged Oil tank).

1.43pm: “Escalona” resumed Course.

2.0pm: Examined Patent Log Foul.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

4.20pm: Altered course N87E.

7.0pm: Increased 46 Revs, altered course N69E.

7.10pm: Deviation by star [symbol] Time Azimuth 1 degree E, Variation 22 0 W.

[Course and Distance made good: 72 degrees - 153 miles]

[North westerly wind force 6-8 or 7 all am, with sea state high, wind and sea starting to reduce in pm but sea still rough]


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25 December 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 41.33, Long -53.57

3.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew. Put clocks on 10 minutes = 3h - 35m Slow on GMT.

6.30am: 5 vessels in sight at Daylight.

8.30am: Divisions, Held Divine Service [for Christmas Day].

9.30am: Piped Down.

1.0pm: Altered course N67E.

4.50pm: Quarters.

[Course and Distance made good: 62 degrees - 154 miles]


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26 December 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 43.33, Long -50.95

3.0am: Put clocks on 10 minutes = 3h 25m Slow on GMT.

7.30am: 5 ships of Convoy in sight.

9.45am: Sighted ship Bearing SW.

9.55am: Convoy altered course 8 Points to Port together, 8 Points to Port together, 2 Points to Port together, altered course 2 Points to Starboard, altered course 8 Points to Starboard, altered course 8 Points to Starboard.

10.46am: Convoy Resumed Course N66E. “Orthia” rejoined Convoy.

1.30pm: Altered course N57E. Sounded every hour.

4.0pm: 38 fathoms.

6.30pm: Altered course N72E.

8.0pm: 33 fathoms. 8.30pm: Convoy stopped.

[Course and Distance made good: 44 degrees - 167 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Weather fine and quiet, though heavy SE swell in pm, noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 39F]


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27 December 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 44.93, Long -49.22

[0.0 to 4.0am: Engines Stopped]

3.0am: Put clocks on 10 minutes = 3h - 15m Slow on GMT.

4.10am: Convoy proceeded N72E, 52 Revs.

5.0am: Sounded every hour, 29 fathoms.

[Depths shown every hour until noon]

8.30am: Aired night clothing and bedding.

10.40am: Exercised Convoy ZZ.

10.50am: Inspected bedding.

11.35am: Streamed fog Buoy.

11.40am: Ceased ZZ. Ran into fog.

2.15pm: Ran out of soundings.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 374.

5.45pm: Fog cleared, hauled in fog buoy and streamed Patent Log.

6.0pm: 3 ships in sight.

8.0pm: 5 Ships in sight.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew and HW [Hand Wheel] Party.

Midnight: 5 Ships in sight.

[Course and Distance made good: 38 degrees - 122 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 1573 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Mist or fog from 11am onwards, noon temperature 38F, sea temperature 34F]


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28 December 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 46.47, Long -46.55

2.30am: Put clocks on 10 minutes = 3hours 5 minutes Slow on GMT.

7.30am: 3 ships in Sight.

7.45am: 4 ships in sight (Orthia, Victoria de Larrinaga out of sight).

10.0am: Rolling up to 20 degrees each side and taking in an occasional heavy sea.

11.55am: Altered course N50E.

2.0pm: Rolling up to 20 degrees each side and taking in an occasional heavy sea.

4.0pm: 4 ships of Convoy in sight.

8.0pm and Midnight: 4 ships in sight.

[Course and Distance made good: ? 141 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Misty for most of day, with snow through middle of day, northerly wind force 6 to 7 for most of day, with sea state rough to high. Noon temperature 37F, sea temperature 40F]


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29 December 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 47.80, Long -45.22

4.0am: Put clocks on 10 minutes = 2h 55m Slow on GMT.

6.30pm: Daylight 4 ships in sight.

8.0am: Altered course N75E.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

11.15am: Sighted steamer on Port Beam = “Exeter City”.

1.0pm: Altered course N83E.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

2.0pm: “Exeter City” joined Convoy.

2.30pm: Sighted steamer bound W.

3.30pm: Deviation by sun [symbol] Time Azimuth 0 degrees 50 minutes E.

[Course and Distance made good: 2 days 43.5 degrees - 240 miles]

[Wind and sea moderating during day]


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30 December 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 49.63, Long -41.88

3.30am: Put clocks on 5 minutes = 2h 50m Slow on GMT.

6.30am: Daylight 5 ships in Company. Sighted ships Bearing NE, SE and SE.

8.30am: Examined Log - Foul.

9.30am: Divisions. Held Divine Service.

10.10am: Hauled out of line, proceeded to close Victoria de Larinaga [Larrinaga], Increased to 63 Revs.

11.30am: “Beechwood”, “Orthia” and Victoria di [de] Larrinaga rejoined convoy.

11.55am: Roxburgh in Station.

0.30pm: “Orthia” resumed station. 1.0pm: Altered course N87E.

pm: Hands made and mended clothes.

[Course and Distance made good: 50.5 degrees - 172 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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31 December 1917

From Hampton to England

Lat 51.24, Long -38.28

3.0am: Put clocks on 10 minutes = 2h - 40m Slow on GMT.

7.0am: 8 ships in Sight.

9.15am: Divisions, Prayers. 9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

9.30am to 11.0am: Exercised Convoy at turning, ZZ and W/T Manoeuvres.

10.30am: Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder as Requisite. Tested Fog Buoy of new design - satisfactory. Patent Log temporarily hauled in.

Noon: First part No 2 watch at signals.

0.35pm: Convoy increased to 8.5 knots.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes (Boxing Competition).

3.20pm: Convoy Reduced to 8 knots.

4.0pm: Quarters, Physical Drill.

4.35pm: Observed Position by stars: 51 35 N, 37 38 W: TOH [?].

8.50pm: Ran into patches of fog. Hauled in Patent Log and Steamed Fog Buoy. Order of Convoy: Roxburgh, Beechwood, Orthia, Escalona, Stephen, Oranian, Exeter City, Victoria di Larrinaga, Beacon Light.

11.15pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: 55 degrees - 167 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1918


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for January 1918. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log”; “a complete copy of” crossed through]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometer, as before]


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1 January 1918

From Hampton to England

Lat 53.15, Long -34.32

am: Order of Convoy:




Roxburgh


Orthia

Escalona

Stephen

Beechwood


Exeter City

Victoria di Larrinaga

Oranian



Beacon Light


3.0am: Put clocks 15 minutes ON = 2h - 25m Slow on GMT.

4.15am: Streamed Patent Log.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Training Classes under Instructions. Divisional Drills and All Guns Crews at Loader. Gun Layers to deflection teacher - Remainder as Requisite.

10.15am: Exercised Convoy at manoeuvering using Buzzer W/T.

11.14am: Reduced Convoy speed to 7 knots, Columns closed to 3 cables apart and ships in Column to 2 cables.

11.30am: Exercise complete. Increased to 7.5 knots.

0.30pm: Paid Quarterly settlement.

1.0pm: Altered course S89E. Deviation by sun [symbol] Time Azimuth 0.75 degrees E.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Collision Stations, Abandon Ship.

4.30pm: Position by stars: 53 25 N, 33 23 W.

6.30pm: Passing through banks of fog.

[Course and Distance made good: 52 degrees - 186 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 810 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Mist or fog for most of day]


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2 January 1918

From Hampton to England

Lat 54.77, Long -29.57

3.0am: Advanced clocks 15 minutes = 2h - 10m Slow on GMT.

11.0am: Exercised Convoy at Zig Zag.

1.0pm: Altered course S87E.

3.30pm: Opened Columns to 4 cables. Ships in column to 3 cables.

4.0pm: Quarters - Mustered Life Belts.

5.53pm: Sighted a white light Bearing NNE bound West.

[Course and Distance made good: 60 degrees - 194 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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3 January 1918

From Hampton to England

Lat 56.28, Long -24.78

3.0am: Put clocks on 20 minutes = 1h - 50m Slow on GMT.

6.30am: Convoy commenced ZZ.

8.0am: Commenced “North Sea Routine Man and Arm Ship”.

9.0am: Convoy closed to columns 3 cables apart, Ships in Column 2 cables.

1.0pm: Altered course S86E.

4.0pm: Ceased ZZ. Convoy opened out to 4 cables between columns and 3 cables between Ships in Columns.

5.0pm: Quarters - Mustered Life saving apparatus [?].

10.30pm: Switched off Navigation Lights. Deviation by star Time Azimuth Nil on S87E: 53 52 N, 22 30 W; 28 45 W Variation.

11.0pm: Exceptional Display of Aurora Borealis.

[Course and Distance made good: 60.5 degrees - 186.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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4 January 1918

From Hampton to England

Lat 56.97, Long -19.72

2.10am: Convoy commenced ZZ.

3.0am: Put clocks on 20 minutes = 1 hour 30 minutes Slow on GMT.

7.30am: All Convoy in station.

10.0am: Closed Columns to 3 cables and ships in columns to 2 cables.

10.30am: “Roxburgh” took station “WA” in Convoy, “Stephen” “WB” etc.

0.15pm: Sighted suspicious splash Green 20 [miles or degrees?]. 0.20pm: Convoy altered course 8 Points to Port.

4.0pm: Altered course 8 Points to Starboard and to S53E.

4.30pm: Opened out columns and ships in columns to 4 and 3 cables respectively.

5.0pm: Switched off Navigation Lights.

[Course and Distance made good: 76.5 degrees - 172 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 94.5 degrees - 256 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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5 January 1918

From Hampton Roads to England

Lat 57.00, Long -14.45

3.0am: Put Clocks on 30 minutes = 1 hour Slow on GMT.

7.0am: All convoy in station.

8.0am: Commenced ZZ.

9.0am: Sighted smoke of several ships Astern. Carried out Saturday Routine.

11.0pm: Challenged Convoy astern - [HMS] “Virginian”.

4.0pm: Convoy turned 16 points.

8.0pm: Convoy turned 16 points.

[Course and Distance made good: Estimated East 140 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 105 degrees - 85 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Weather mostly overcast, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 46F]


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6 January 1918

From Hampton to England

Lat 56.52, Long -10.78

3.0am: Put clocks on 30 minutes.

6.30am: Put clocks on 30 minutes = GMT.

8.15am: Sighted 6 Destroyers, 2 Sloops Bearing SxSW.

9.0am: Escort took up screening stations.

1.30pm: Bent Bower Cables.

5.0pm: Ceased ZZ.

9.0pm: Convoy altered course S40E.

[Distance run through the Water: 186 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: 113.5 degrees - 120 miles (180).

[True Bearing and Distance: Altcarry [Altacarry] Head 115 degrees - 180 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Barometric pressure falling for most of day, north westerly wind force 4 or 4-5 in am, squally force 5-6 to 6-8 in pm, with sea state rough to very rough (very high at midnight). Showers in am, hail in pm]


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7 January 1918

From Hampton to England

Lat 55.08, Long -5.50 [Lat corrected from that in log, shown as 51 5 N]

1.50am: Sighted Inishtrahull Light S22E.

3.0am: Eased to 48 Revs.

4.0am: Inishtrahull Light abeam 8 miles, altered course S55E.

5.30am: Altcarry [sic] Light S50E. 5.40am: Altered course S65E.

6.0am: Mull of Cantyre Light S57E.

7.40am: Altered course S35E. All Convoy in sight. Heavy snow squalls throughout watch.

9.40am: Sighted Tor Point abeam 3 miles approximately.

10.52am: Red Bay sighted abeam.

11.0am: Dispersed Convoy. Increased to 108 Revs, altered course S48E.

11.8am: Altered course S65E and through Swept Channel.

Noon: Ailsa Craig N61E, Corsewall Point S69E.

0.10pm: Altered course S61E. 0.30pm: Altered course N50E. Corsewall Point S87E, 3 miles.

1.30pm: Ailsa Craig abeam 4 miles, altered course N17E.

2.35am: Holy Island Light House abeam 3 miles.

3.17am: Little Cumbrae abeam 0.5 miles, altered course N27E and as Requisite for Boom Gate.

4.0pm: Reduced to 10 knots. 4.5pm: Passed through Boom. Engines as Requisite.

4.38am: Stopped. Came to Port anchor in 18 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Roseneath [Rosneath] Beacon N24W, Whitefarland Point abeam Port S79W, Church S5W]

pm: “Devonshire” and “Cochrane” in harbour. 2 Ratings joined ship from Devonshire.

[Distance run through the Water: 205 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 540 tons]

[Draught: Forward 24’ 3”, Aft 24’ 6”]

[Wind northerly then north easterly in am, reducing gradually from force 8 to force 4, sea state reducing from very high to rough; snow and hail for most of am. Wind reducing further in pm. Noon temperature 32F, sea temperature 43F]


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8 January 1918

At Greenock

Lat 55.97, Long -4.79 [estimated]

5.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

am: Hands employed as Requisite.

10.30am: General Leave to Port Watch from 10.30am to Noon on 10th January.

1.0pm: Discharged 2 Ranks to RMB Plymouth.

1.30pm: Pigeon and Millbrook arrived. Hand employed painting funnels and as Requisite.

3.0pm: HMS “Devonshire” sailed.

4.0pm: Leave to second Part of Starboard Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 28F, sea temperature 36F]


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9 January 1918

At Greenock

Lat 55.97, Long -4.79

am: Watch employed refitting and as Requisite.

pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to RNH Plymouth. Discharged 2 Ratings to RNB Plymouth. Watch employed as Requisite.

7.45pm: Major Hazlewood RMLI joined ship from Chatham Barracks.

11.0pm: 1 RNVR signalman rejoined from Convoy Duties.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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10 January 1918

At Greenock

Lat 55.97, Long -4.79

am: Hands employed dismounting 3 pounders, painting funnels and as Requisite.

11.0am: Disembarked seven 3 pounders for “Crombie”.

Noon: Leave to Starboard Watch to 11.0pm Saturday 12th January.

4.0pm: Leave to second part Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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11 January 1918

At Greenock

Lat 55.97, Long -4.79

am: Hands employed refitting and as Requisite.

10.0am: Landed party to load 3 pounders on Railway Trucks.

4.0pm: Leave to first part Port Watch to 7.0am.


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12 January 1918

At Greenock

Lat 55.97, Long -4.79

am: Landed party to draw stores. Remainder employed preparing for coaling. Tested Life buoys - Correct.

pm: Watch employed getting in stores and provisions.

3.0pm: 3 Bandsmen joined ship from RMB Eastney. Leave to second part Port Watch to 7am.

11.0pm: Men returned from Long Leave in “Flying Spendrift” (Tug).


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13 January 1918

At Greenock

Lat 55.97, Long -4.79

9.30am: Divisions. 10.30am: Divine Service.

2.0pm: Major Cordner [?] RMLI discharged to RMB Chatham.

5.0pm: Prepared for coaling.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 472 tons]


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14 January 1918

At Greenock

Lat 55.97, Long -4.79

7.0am: Prepared for coaling.

9.40am: Collier “Butetown” [which was to be sunk at the end of January - listed here] alongside.

am: Coal Ship.

10.0am: 20 Ratings joined from “Powerful”.

11.30am: Steam lighter “Plover” in attendance on ship. Steam Pinnace broken down.

pm: 25 Ratings joined from RNB Devonport. Temporary Surgeon Ross joined from RNB Portsmouth. Temporary Surgeon Churcherd [Churcher elsewhere in log] discharged to RNB Portsmouth. Coal Ship.

4.40pm: Tug “Campaigner” relieved “Plover”.

6.30pm: 2 Ratings joined from RMB Plymouth.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 868 lbs, Vegetables 4450 lbs]

[Draught: 23’ 9” [forward], 24’ 2” [aft]]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 452 tons]


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15 January 1918

From Greenock to Bermuda or at Greenock

Lat 55.97, Long -4.79

3.10am: Completed with coal. Received 1415 tons.

9.20am: Collier cast off.

am: Clean Ship. Prepare for Sea. Tested Life Buoys - Correct.

1.0pm: 1 Rating joined ship from RNB Devonport. Commander Massey discharged to “President”.

2.30pm: Shortened in to 3 shackles.

3.0pm: Weighed. 3.10pm: Proceeded. Courses as Requisite, 72 Revs.

3.35pm: Passed through Boom. Increased to 101 Revs. Course S41W. 3.45pm: Altered course S27W.

4.20pm: Altered course S17W. 4.25pm: Cumbrae Light House abeam 0.5 miles.

5.10pm: Holy Island Light House abeam 3 miles.

6.3pm: Ailsa Light House abeam 5 miles, altered course S48W.

6.56pm: Corsewall Point Light House abeam 2 miles. 7.3pm: Altered course N87W. 7.13pm: Altered course N62W.

8.3pm: Maiden Light abeam 5.5 miles. 8.7pm: Altered course N19W.

8.18pm: Altcarry Light N24W, Mull of Cantyre N15E, Sanda Light N50E.

9.45pm: Altcarry Light abeam 1.7 miles.

10.5pm: Oversay Light N15W.

11.25pm: Oversay Light abeam 3 miles, altered course N60W.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Draught 26’ 6” Forward, 26’ 5” Aft]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1735 tons]

[Weather mostly fine (though misty at times in pm), barometric pressure rising, noon temperature 37F, sea temperature 42F]


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16 January 1918

From Greenock to Bermuda

Lat 56.23, Long -12.33

1.0am: Inishtrahull Light abeam.

7.0am: Commenced ZZ [zigzag] No 3.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

1.0pm: Altered course N55W. Put clocks back 15 minutes = 0h - 30m Slow on GMT.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

5.0pm: Quarters. Put clocks back 15 minutes = 0h - 30m Slow on GMT.

6.0pm: Ceased ZZ. Reduced to 100 Revs.

6.40pm: Re-commenced zz.

7.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 0 - 45 Slow on GMT.

8.30pm: Ceased ZZ.

11.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 1h - 0m Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 332 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Snow showers all am and at times in pm, noon temperature 37F, sea temperature 46F]


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17 January 1918

From Greenock to Bermuda

Lat 56.28, Long -23.90

1.0am: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 1h - 15m Slow on GMT.

4.0am: Altered course N85W. Commenced Atlantic Routine.

5.15am: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 1h - 30m Slow on GMT.

7.0am: Commenced ZZ. 7.25am: Reduced to 90 Revs.

9.0am: First Aid Class to Instruction.

9.15am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

am: Gun Layers I and Acting Gun Layers I at Deflection Teacher. Training Classes under Instructions. Gun Layers II and Acting Gun Layers II at Deflection Teacher. Remainder employed as Requisite.

Noon: Reduced to 72 Revs.

3.0pm: Altered course S61.5W.

4.30pm: Quarters. Read Warrant Nos 375, 376. Exercised Stations for Abandon Ship.

4.30pm: Ceased ZZ.

5.0pm: Altered course N89W - Ordered to proceed to Halifax. Put clocks [back] 20 minutes = 1 hour 50 minutes Slow on GMT.

6.0pm: Altered course N84W.

7.0pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes = 2h - 10m Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: 270.5 degrees - 381 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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18 January 1918

From Greenock to Halifax

Lat 54.03, Long -31.71

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Exercised General Quarters. Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed as Requisite.

1.0pm: Altered course N86W.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes.

7.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 2h - 45m Slow on GMT.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew, and HW [Hand Wheel] Party.

[Course and Distance made good: 243 degrees - 301 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax 1460 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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19 January 1918

From Greenock to Halifax

Lat 51.51, Long -39.60

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Life buoys - Correct.

1.0pm: Altered course S85.5W.

3.0pm: Deviation by sun Azimuth 1 degree E. Make and Mend Clothes.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

7.0pm: Cleared Patent Log. Put clocks back 15 minutes = 3h - 15m Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: 242 degrees - 324 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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20 January 1918

From Greenock to Halifax

Lat 48.46, Long -45.52

1.30am: Exercised Hand Wheel Party.

3.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

8.0am: Sighted and challenged “Cochrane” Bearing NW. Examined Log - Foul.

9.30am: Held Divine Service.

10.15am: Seamen and Marines mustered by Open List. Examined Parchment Certificates.

1.0pm: Altered course S75W.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes = 3h - 35m Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: S52W, 292 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[North westerly wind force 5 or 4-5 from 7am onwards, snow through middle of day, noon temperature 33F, sea temperature 36F]


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21 January 1918

From Greenock to Halifax

Lat 45.42, Long -50.55

8.10am: Commenced Sounding every hour. 36 fathoms.

[Sounding results shown hourly until 1.0pm]

8.30am: Altered course N64W.

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers, Read Articles of War.

1.0pm: Altered course N65W.

2.0am: Sounding wire carried away. Refitted and replaced ditto.

3.15pm: Passed barque hove to on Starboard Tack.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 25 minutes = 4h - 0m Slow on GMT.

6.0pm: Sounding every hour.

8.30pm: Reduced to 54 Revs.

9.0pm: Sounding wire carried away. Replaced and Refitted ditto.

pm: Lost overboard: 2 Leads, 2 Coils of Wire, 2 Brass Guards, 2 swivels, 2 Stray lines, 2 Tubes. (Cause of Loss - defect in Sounding Machine).

[Course and Distance made good: 230.5 degrees - 271 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Chebucto Head 264 degrees - 554 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Wind mostly north westerly (though westerly or south westerly at times in am), force 4 to 6 in am, force 5-6 to 6-8 in pm, sea state rough to very rough for most of day, high to very high from 9pm. Snow at times, noon temperature 33F, sea temperature 36F]


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22 January 1918

From Greenock to Halifax

Lat 44.97, Long -54.42

7.15am: Re-commenced sounding every hour.

am: Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed as possible.

Noon: Ceased sounding.

1.0pm: Altered course N64W. Deviation by sun Time Azimuth 0.25 degrees E (Variation 26.75W).

[Changes in speed from 1.20 to 5.30pm]

9.0pm: Increased to 100 Revs. 10.0pm: Commenced sounding every hour.

[Course and Distance made good: 261 degrees - 165 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Chebucto Head 266 degrees - 390 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Wind squally and north westerly almost all day, force 6-8 for most of am, force 4-6 or 4 in pm; sea state high in am, decreasing in pm. Weather fine or overcast]


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23 January 1918

From Greenock to Halifax or at Halifax

Lat 44.55, Long -62.40

1.0am: Sounded every hour, wire 1/250.

[Sounding details shown until 8.15am]

3.30am: Sounded every half hour.

5.30am: Sounded every half hour.

9.0am: Bent Bower Cables.

am: Hands employed Instruction, clearing away snow, etc.

Noon: Altered course N86.5W.

0.15pm: Sighted steamer 4 miles to Northward bound Easterly.

0.30pm: Sighted land to Northward.

0.42pm: Egg Island Light House N26W, 14 miles (approximately).

1.0pm: Altered course N75W.

1.30pm: Jeddore Rock Light House abeam.

2.20pm: Altered course West. Passed Eastbound Convoy (“Cordova” [?] Escorting).

2.30pm: Passed WC Buoy, altered course NNW.

3.0pm: Sambro Light House abeam 5 miles. 3.10pm: Passed Portuguese Shoal Buoy. Courses and speeds as Requisite for entering harbour.

3.35pm: Passed Outer Gate. 3.40pm: Passed Inner Gate.

3.48pm: Came to Starboard anchor - moored 5 shackles on each in 10 fathoms.

[Moored in “D” Berth. First Anchor: Black Rock Buoy phi [symbol] abeam Starboard Black Point N25W, No 2 Pier abeam Starboard S85W, Exhibition Light House N5.5E]

pm: [HMS] “Cochrane” in harbour.

[Course and Distance made good: 266 degrees - 343 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: WC Buoy Halifax - 258 degrees - 41 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Snow for most of am, fine in pm, noon temperature 27F, sea temperature 31F]


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24 January 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56 [estimated]

7.30am: Landed Provisioning Party (Fresh).

8.30am: Discharged 16 Ratings (signal) to “Niobe”.

10.0am: USS “Caspar” [?] arrived.

1.0pm: Discharged 3 Ratings to Hospital.

1.30pm: Leave to Boys 1.30pm to 7pm.

4.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

[Distance run through the Water: 60 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 860 lbs, Vegetables 3150 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 472 tons]

[Weather fine, noon air and sea temperature 21F]


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25 January 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

11.0am: [HMS] “Virginian” arrived. Landed Engineers store party.

am: Training Classes under Instructions. Hands employed scraping and painting and as Requisite.

1.0pm: Leave to Port Watch to 10pm. Leave to Boys to 7pm.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

5.0pm: Tug “Maggie” relieved Drifter “CD27” attending on Ship.

5.30pm: “Coastguard” alongside with Engineers Stores.

6.40pm: “Coastguard” cast off.

[Number on sick list: 12]


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26 January 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

7.30am: “Virginian” sailed.

8.0am: Landed Provisioning Party.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

11.0am: “Wolseley” alongside with Provisions.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 10pm, to Boys to 7pm.

2.15pm: USS “Seattle” arrived.

pm: Hands employed Provisioning Ship.

3.45pm: Completed provisioning and discharging empties.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1266 lbs, Vegetables 3420 lbs]


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27 January 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

am: Divisions. Stokers Mustered by Open List.

10.30am: Divine Service. Landed RCs and Presbyterian Church Parties.

1.0pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am, Boys to 7pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 16F, sea temperature 28F]


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28 January 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

8.30am: Landed Dockyard Parties.

am: Training Classes under Instructions. Struck all waterbreakers [barricoes or barrels] below to thaw out. Remainder employed as possible.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch from 4pm to 10pm.

pm: Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed preparing for coaling.

5.15pm: USS “Seattle” sailed.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Temperature 5F at 8am, 18F at noon]


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29 January 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

9.0am: USS “South Dakota” arrived. HMS “Teutonic” arrived.

10.20am: Water tank alongside.

Noon: Water tank cast off.

0.40pm: Collier “Jedmore” [Jedmoor] alongside. Tested coaling gear - Correct.

1.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

1.45pm: Commenced Coaling.

5.0pm: 2 Ratings joined from “Niobe” for passage.

7.0pm: Ceased Coaling for night.

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1252 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 393 tons]

[Draught: 22’ 9” Forward, 24’ 8” Aft]


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30 January 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

7.45am: Resumed Coaling.

am: Coal Ship.

0.20pm: Completed with coal. Received 1442 tons.

1.0pm: Discharged 21 Ratings to Ships in Convoy.

1.10pm: Collier “Jedmore” cast off.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

3.30pm: Discharged Lieutenant Hudson RNR to SS “Fanad Head” to assist the Commodore of the Convoy.

5.0pm: Received 3 Bags of Mails (1 being confidential).

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1553 lbs, Vegetables 6880 lbs]

[Draught: 26’ 5” Forward, 26’ 0” Aft]


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31 January 1918

From Halifax to UK or at Halifax

Lat 44.42, Long -63.08

7.15am: Unmoored, weighed Southern (Starboard) anchor. Shortened in to 3 shackles on Port.

8.40am: Weighed and turned. 9.0am: Proceeded. Courses as Requisite, speed 6 knots.

9.14am: Passed through Inner Boom.

10.6am: Passed Portuguese Shoal Buoy. Course SSE, 72 Revs.

am: Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed cleaning ship.

11.0am: Passed Outer Whistle Buoy - Streamed Patent Log. Course of Convoy S73E, 5 knots.

0.30pm: Took Station ahead of Convoy.

1.35pm: Convoy Increased speed to 8 knots.

2.30pm: Sighted schooner Bearing SxW.

4.0pm: Pope Hill Bearing North.

4.30pm: Quarters. Read Warrants 378 to 381.

5.30pm: Deviation by Setting Amplitude 0.75 degrees E.

pm: Convoy consisting of: “Ozama”, “Corinthian” [discussed here], “Foyle” [listed here], “Grainton”, “Apalachee”, “Aggersund”, “Malvern Range” [Malvern Range (2) listed here], “Percesien” [which was to be lost 9 February], “Lord Erne”, Fanad Head, War Soldier [listed here], War Cobra [listed here], Rijsbergen [Rijsbergen (1) listed here], Glenlyon [Glenlyon (2) listed here], War Sword [listed here], Baron Napier [Baron Napier (1) listed here], Freshfield, Cornishman [listed here].

[Course and Distance made good: Various 29 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 2111 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1754 tons]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 19F, sea temperature 29F]


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1918


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[Left hand side of cover of Log (“Copy of crossed” through) for February 1918; “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through). Approved by Captain, as before]

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[Right hand side of cover of Log, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 February 1918

From Halifax to UK

Lat 44.72, Long -58.73

8.0am: All Convoy in Sight.

8.30am: Examined Log – Foul due to ice coating.

10.0am: Exercised Convoy at ZZ.

11.0am: Ceased ZZ. Reduced to 49 Revs.

1.0pm: Paid Monthly Money.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Physical Drill.

10.45pm: Passed Large Steamship bound W.

[Course and Distance made good: 84 degrees - 187 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Weather fine in am, mist and snow in pm, noon temperature 19F, sea temperature 28F]


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2 February 1918

From Halifax to UK

Lat 44.90, Long -54.22

3.0am: Put clocks on 8 minutes = 3h - 52m Slow on GMT.

7.0am: All Convoy in Sight.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

11.30am: Increased to 50 Revs.

1.0pm: Altered course S72E.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

4.30pm: Passed Topsail schooner hove to.

[Course and Distance made good: 87 degrees - 191 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Snow all day, squally north westerly wind force 3-6 in am, 4-6 in pm, sea rough at times, noon temperature 20F, sea temperature 30F]


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3 February 1918

From Halifax to UK

Lat 45.25, Long -50.00

3.0am: Put Clocks on 20 minutes = 3h - 32m Slow on GMT.

7.0am: All Convoy in Sight.

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers.

10.30am: “Lord Erne” hauled out of line (to secure boats).

11.0am: Altered course East.

1.15pm: Sighted schooner ESE bound South Westerly.

3.0pm: “Lord Erne” resumed station.

10.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew and Hand Wheel Party.

[Course and Distance made good: 83 degrees - 177 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 1561 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Snow on and off, wind squally and sea rough until evening, noon temperature 24F, sea temperature 26F]


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4 February 1918

From Halifax to UK

Lat 46.43, Long -46.65

1.0am: Examined Patent Log - Clear.

3.0am: Put clocks on 12 minutes = 3h - 20m Slow on GMT.

6.30am: All convoy in sight.

am: Range takers and First Aid Parties under Instructions. Remainder employed clearing away ice and snow.

10.0am: Exercised Convoy turning and manoeuvring. 10.40am: Exercised Convoy ZZ.

11.40am: Ceased ZZ.

2.55pm: Ran into thick weather. Hauled in Patent Log and streamed Fog Buoy.

5.30pm: Hauled in and Streamed new fog Buoy.

7.0pm: Hauled in fog Buoy.

7.31pm: Streamed Patent Log.

11.45pm: Streamed fog Buoy and Hauled in Patent Log.

[Course and Distance made good: 63.5 degrees - 160 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Weather squally with snow and fog in middle of pm]


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5 February 1918

From Halifax to UK [though not stated in log]

Lat 47.95, Long -43.00

3.0am: Put clocks on 12 minutes = 3h - 8m Slow on GMT.

5.0am: Fog cleared.

6.0am: Ran into fog.

7.45am: Sighted Leading ships of Columns.

9.45am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

am: Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder carried out Saturday Routine.

Noon: 14 Ships of Convoy in Sight.

1.40pm: Hauled in Fog Buoy, streamed Patent Log.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 381. Exercised Physical Drill.

[Course and Distance made good: 59.5 degrees - 178 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Mist or fog until 4pm, rain in late pm, noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 44F]


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6 February 1918

From Halifax to UK

Lat 49.83, Long -39.00

3.0am: Put clocks ON 14 minutes = 2h - 50m Slow on GMT.

6.30am: All Convoy in Sight.

8.0am: Corinthian hauled out of line.

8.30am: Heavy squall, wind shifted to WSW.

11.0am: “Freshfield” fell astern of station. “Corinthian” out of sight.

1.0pm: Altered course S79E.

4.0pm: “Freshfield” rejoined. “Percesien” out of sight. ? Hove to. “Corinthian” out of sight.

11.45pm: Fierce squall.

[Course and Distance made good: 54 degrees - 194 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[A squally day with rain and hail, then snow later on. Wind varying from south east to north west, force 6-8 from 10am, force 6-10 at midnight, sea state rough to high in am, high to very high in pm, phenomenal at midnight. Noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 52F]


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7 February 1918

From Halifax to UK

Lat 50.83, Long -33.67

1.55am: Increased to 60 Revs.

2.15am: Port Lifebuoy washed away.

3.0am: Put clocks on 16 minutes - 2 hours 38 minutes Slow on GMT.

4.0am: Shipping heavy water, altered course S69E.

7.0am: Daylight. No Ships in Sight.

am: Hands employed securing gear, bailing out water, etc.

11.30am: Log carried away.

pm: Watch employed securing gear on Upper Deck, baling out below, etc.

4.0pm: Sighted “Fanad Head” astern.

7.30pm: “Freshfield” W/T for assistance.

8.0pm: Proceeded towards Freshfield. Course WxN, 35 Revs.

9.30pm: Passed 4 ships of Convoy, Fanad Head, ?, Malvern Range, Foyle.

[Course and Distance made good: Estimated 74 degrees - 215 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Squally wind WNW to NNW in am, WxN to NWxW in pm, force 7 to 10 all day, with sea state very high or phenomenal and hail for much of the time]


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8 February 1918

From Halifax to UK

Lat 50.90, Long -30.67

1.25am: Passed 2 ships bound East. 2.15am: Passed 1 ship bound East: Called them up. No Reply.

3.0am: Put clocks on 23 minutes = 2h - 15m Slow on GMT.

am: Hands employed securing and stowing gear broken adrift. Drying out Mess Decks, etc.

10.0am: “Freshfield” reported proceeding, altered course S89E, 72 Revs.

am: Watch employed repairing wind damage and as Requisite. Boys under Instruction.

3.30pm: Sighted 4 masted steamer to North Eastward. 3.35pm: Altered course N57E.

5.0pm: Closed “Cornishman”.

5.50pm: Took station ahead of “Cornishman”, Course S89E, 10 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 127 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Various (Towards RV D 100 miles)]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” - 720 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9

[Wind and sea moderating during am]


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9 February 1918

From Halifax to UK

Lat 52.50, Long -25.30

3.0am: Put clocks ON 21 minutes = 1h - 54m Slow on GMT.

3.30am: Exercised Hand Wheel Party.

7.45am: Sighted steamer SxW steering Easterly.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

9.45am: Altered course S63E.

Noon: 6 ships in sight and “Cornishman”, “Corinthian” in Company.

1.0pm: Altered course N76E.

2.15pm: Altered course NW. Hove to at RV. Following ships rejoined Convoy: Fanad Head, Foyle, War Sword, Rijsbergen, Ozama, War Soldier, Malvern Range, Glenlyon, Baron Napier [Baron Napier (1) listed here].

4.0pm: Altered course S80E, 60 Revs. Convoyed reformed.

5.25pm: Roxburgh resumed guide of Convoy. Speed 7 knots.

10.0pm: Sighted Ship Bearing NE bound East.

[Course and Distance made good: 64.5 degrees - 226 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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10 February 1918

From Halifax to UK

Lat 53.29, Long -21.15

3.0am: Put clocks on 14 minutes = 1h 40m Slow on GMT.

7.15am: Increased to 8 knots commenced ZZ. “Freshfield” rejoined convoy.

8.0am: Commenced “Submarine Area” Routine. Hauled out of Line, “Fanad Head” closed.

8.30am: Sent Boat and Surgeon to “Fanad Head”.

9.30am; Boat and Surgeon returned with surgical case from Fanad Head.

9.50am: Proceeded, Courses as Requisite to rejoin Convoy, 66 Revs, ZZ.

am: Rove Deck Tackle for working Main Derrick Topping Lift.

11.15am: Divisions, Prayers.

Noon: “Grainton” rejoined convoy.

1.0pm: Altered course S83E.

3.10pm: “War Sword” hauled out of line “NUC” [Not Under Control]. 3.15pm: “Roxburgh” resumed guide 50 Revs. 3.30pm: “War Sword” rejoining.

4.0pm: Quarters. Passed steamer bound West.

5.15pm: Ceased ZZ.

[Course and Distance made good: 72.5 degrees - 157 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 72 degrees - 339 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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11 February 1918

From Halifax to UK

Lat 54.25, Long -16.08

2.45am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

3.0am: Put clocks on 20 minutes = 1h - 20m Slow on GMT.

6.40am: Commenced ZZ.

7.0am: 13 Ships in Sight.

Noon: “War Cobra” rejoined convoy.

0.30pm: Ceased ZZ. 1.0pm: Altered course S85E. 1.30pm: Re-commenced ZZ.

5.30pm: Ceased ZZ. Changed over to Fore Bridge Wheel - FTS [Fore Telemotor Steering?] Wheel being very stiff.

8.30pm: Changed back to FTS Steering Position.

11.0pm: Put clocks ON 20 minutes = 1 hour Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: Estimated 72 degrees - 188 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” - 72 degrees - 151 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Mist and/or rain for most of day, noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 50F]


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12 February 1918

From Halifax to UK

Lat 55.27, Long -11.58

3.0am: Clocks ON 30 minutes = 0h - 30m Slow on GMT.

6.30am: Clocks ON 30 minutes = GMT.

7.30am: Commenced ZZ.

Noon: “Roxburgh” took station as leader of “W” Line.

1.0pm: Altered course S87E.

5.18pm: TBD “Moresby” joined Convoy.

6.0pm: Ceased ZZ, altered course S72E.

7.15pm: Increased to 84 Revs. Turned over Convoy to “Fanad Head”. Parted Company from Convoy and proceeded. Increased speed to 108 Revs.

9.0pm: Sounding every half hour.

10.0pm: Running through patches of fog.

11.25pm: Rammed and Sunk Submarine [see Appendix E for this date, here].

[Course and Distance made good: 69 degrees - 170 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Rathlin Island 192 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Another misty, rainy day]


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13 February 1918

From Halifax to Greenock and at Greenock

Lat 55.41, Long -5.02 [rough estimate]

Midnight: Burned down to 10 knots. 0.25am: 60 Revs.

0.30am: SS “Corcovado” [Corcovado (2) listed here] ran into “Roxburgh”. Starboard Quarter abreast After Turret, in Thick Fog. Stopped and communicated.

1.38am: Proceeded S28E, 48 Revs.

2.55am: Sighted Oversay Light S82E Magnetic. 3.0am: Increased to 90 Revs.

3.39am: Oversay Light N75E. 3.45am: Altered course S50E Magnetic.

4.50am: Reduced to 60 Revs. 5.10am: Reduced to 42 Revs. 5.15am: Altered course N50W.

6.25am: Altered course S60E. 6.30am: Oversay Light N24E.

6.45am: Oversay Light N12E. 6.48am: Altered course S2W, 7.0am: Altered course S28E.

7.3am: Increased to 90 Revs. 7.9am: Altcarry [Altacarry] Light S22E. Increased 105 Revs.

7.15am: Commenced ZZ.

7.45am: Altcarry abeam 3 miles, altered course S17E.

8.30am: Shackled on Bower Cables.

9.15am: Altered course S62E, ZZ.

am: Training Courses under Instructions. Remainder hands employed preparing for harbour etc.

10.3am: Altered course S85E.

10.24am: Corsewall Point abeam 1.5 miles, altered course N48E.

11.29am: Altered course N17E, ceased ZZ.

0.31pm: Holy Island Light House abeam 3 miles approximately.

1.21pm: Little Cumbrae Light House abeam 0.5 miles, altered course N28E.

1.55pm: Skelmorlie Buoy abeam 0.2 miles, altered course N33E.

2.9pm: 72 Revs. Courses as Requisite for passing through Gate and proceeding to anchorage. Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

3.0pm: Came to Port anchor, 4 shackles in 10 fathoms. “Bellona” and “K2” at anchor.

[Anchor Bearings Tail of the Bank: Fairway Buoy S35W, Customs House S56W, Whitefarland Point N68W]

4.0pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am.

5.0pm: “Cochrane” and “Carnarvon” arrived from Glasgow and anchored.

[Distance run through the Water: 274 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Draught; 24’ 2” Forward, 24’ 11” Aft]

[Mist or fog until early pm, noon temperature 48F, sea temperature 46F]


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14 February 1918

From Greenock to Glasgow and at Glasgow

Lat 55.94, Long -4.64 [very rough estimate]

9.0am: Hands employed getting cordite on deck ready for disembarking.

11.0am: Pilot embarked. Weighed and proceeded to Glasgow. Tugs “Warrior” and “Victor” in attendance.

2.12pm: Entered Princes Dock.

2.52pm: Secured in No 8 Berth. Hands employed getting cordite on Deck ready for disembarking and as Requisite.

[Secured in No 8 Berth Princes Dock]

4.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital (Local).

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

6.0pm: Watch employed about Cordite.

[Distance run through the Water: 44 + 7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 683 lbs, Vegetables 2240 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 623 tons]


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15 February 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.29 [estimated]

7.0am: Hands employed getting up Cordite and Torpedoes.

8.30am: 31 Ratings joined ship from Devonport.

am: Hands employed getting up Cordite and Torpedoes previous to disembarking same.

pm: Hands employed disembarking ammunition.

4.30pm: Discharged 6 Ratings to Devonport Hospital.

7.0pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Distance run through the Water: 16 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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16 February 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.29

8.30am: Hands employed disembarking Ammunition.

10.0am: Completed disembarking Ammunition.

11.30am: Paid 3 weeks money to Starboard Watch.

Noon: Leave to Starboard Watch to 8.0am February 27th.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

3.0pm: Read Warrants No 377, 383 and 384.

4.0pm: Leave to first Part Port Watch to 10pm Seamen, 7.0am Stokers.

5.0pm: 1 Rating joined from “Defiance”.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Draught: Forward 24’ 5”, Aft 24’ 7”]

[Rain or drizzle all day, noon temperature 44F]


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17 February 1918

At Glasgow [though not stated in log]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30 [estimated]

2.30am: Hands Fell in.

4.0am: Tugs alongside. Proceeded into Dry Dock. (Pilot on board).

5.0am: In Dock.

5.10am: Commenced Shoring up and Pumping Out.

9.15am: Dockyard men working on board.

11.30am: Leave to second Part of Port Watch to 7am.

Noon: Finished Pumping Out Dock.

pm: Dockyardmen working on board.

4.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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18 February 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

am: Dismounting Guns. Refitting as Requisite. Painting, etc.

pm: Dismounting Guns. Painting. Refitting as Requisite.

4.0pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.

4.30pm: Leave to first Part Port Watch to 7am.

5.0pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 528 lbs]


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19 February 1918


At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

am: Disembarked Bower Cables (for testing). Dismounting Guns. Painting and Refitting as Requisite.

pm: Dismounting Guns. Painting and Refitting as Requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to second Part of Port Watch.

5.0pm: Read Warrant No 385.

11.0pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Convoy Duty.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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20 February 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

9.0am: Cable party carried on, remainder of hands refitting ship and as requisite.

1.15pm: Cable party working as in forenoon, remainder of hands employed drawing stores and as requisite.

4.0pm: 1 Signalman rejoined ship from Convoy.

4.15pm: Exercised fire stations.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 392 lbs]


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21 February 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

am: Hands employed refitting ship and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

2.30pm: Steam Pinnace hoisted on to wharf for repairs.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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22 February 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

9.0am: Hands employed refitting ship, gunners party dismounting and cleaning guns, funnel party employed scraping funnels.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 498 lbs]


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23 February 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

am: Funnel part and extra side party working about funnels, mess deck party painting on mess deck, Gunners party dismounting guns. Remainder of hands as requisite.

Noon: Leave to second part of watch from 1pm until 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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24 February 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

10.15am: Landed church party.

1.0pm: Leave to first part of watch from 1pm until 7am.


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25 February 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

am: Hands employed refitting ship, dismounting guns etc, etc.

11.0am: 1 Able Seaman discharged to hospital.

4.0pm: Leave to second part of watch until 10pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 446 lbs, Vegetables 2240 lbs]


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26 February 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

am: Hands employed refitting ship, dismounting 6 inch guns, etc, etc.

4.0pm: Leave to first part of watch from 4.30pm until 10pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 201 lbs]


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27 February 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

8.0am: Starboard watch returned from long leave.

am: Hands employed refitting ship and as requisite.

11.0am: Port watch proceeded on long leave.

1.0pm: Shifted ship to Govan dry dock [which is odd as Roxburgh was, apparently, already in dry dock].

pm: Hands employed rigging shores etc.

4.20pm: Exercised fire stations.

5.0pm: Leave to first part of watch until 7am.

6.0pm: Dock pumped out.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 404 lbs]


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28 February 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

am: Hands employed as on previous days.

pm: Hands employed refitting ship and as requisite.

3.0pm: Despatched bags and hammocks of men instructed to join Depot (Devonport).

4.30pm: Leave to first part of watch until 7am.

[Provisions received: Bread 600 lbs]


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[Blank page, back cover, in poor condition]



LOGS FOR MARCH 1918


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[Left hand side of cover of Log [“Copy of” crossed through] for March 1918. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through). Approved and signed by Captain, as before]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Blank page]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before, except Thermometer Dry now Hicks 1660]


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1 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

am: Hands employed scraping ships side, dismounting 6 inch guns and as requisite for refitting Ship.

5.0pm: Leave to second part of watch until 7am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 621 lbs, Bread 200 lbs]


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2 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

am: Hands employed scraping ships side, dismounting 6 inch Guns and as requisite for refitting ship.

1.0pm: Leave to first part of watch from 1pm until 7am, boys until 10.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 2240 lbs, Bread 750 lbs]


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3 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

10.15am: Landed Church parties.

1.0pm: Leave to second part of watch until 7am. Boys until 7pm.


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4 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

am: Hands employed as on previous days.

pm: Hands employed scraping over side and as requisite for refitting ship.

5.0pm: Leave to first part of watch until 7am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 363 lbs]


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5 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

am: Hands employed scraping ships side and as requisite for refitting ship.

4.30pm: Leave to first part of watch until 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Bread 700 lbs]


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6 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

am: Hands employed painting and scraping ships side and as requisite. Dockyard party to draw stores.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

2.30pm: 1 Prisoner sent aboard from cells from DAMS [Defensively Armed Merchant Ship].

4.30pm: Leave to first part of watch until 7am.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 456 lbs]


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7 March 1918

At Glasgow [though not indicated in log]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

am: Hands employed refitting ship and as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to second part of watch until 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Bread 600 lbs]


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8 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

am: Hands employed refitting ship and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed getting on board and restowing cable.

4.30pm: Leave to first part of watch until 7am.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 723 lbs, Vegetables 2240 lbs]


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9 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

am: Hands employed refitting ship, getting cable on board and as Requisite.

10.30am: 2 ERAs [Engine Room Artificers] from Devonport joined Ship. Mr Tetley Assistant Paymaster left Ship.

Noon: Leave to second part of watch until 7am. Boys until 7pm.

pm: Hands make and mend Clothes.

4.0pm: Exercised fire Stations.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 41F]


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10 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

9.45am: RC Church Party landed. 10.30am: Landed Church Parties.

11.0am: RC Church Parties returned.

Noon: Leave to first Part of watch until 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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11 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

am: Hands employed Refitting and as Requisite.

pm: Hands employed drawing stores, Refitting and as Requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to second Part Starboard Watch to 7am.


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12 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

am and pm: Hands employed Refitting and as Requisite.

5.0pm: Leave to first Part Starboard Watch to 7am.

6.30pm: 41 Ratings joined ship for passage.

10.30pm: 11 Ratings joined ship for passage.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 449 lbs]


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13 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

am and pm: Hands employed refitting and as Requisite.

10.0am: Reverend Mr Gill (Chaplain) joined ship.

5.30pm: Leave to second Part Starboard Watch to 7am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 485 lbs, Vegetables 2240 lbs]


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14 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

am: Hands employed Refitting and as Requisite. Port Watch returned from Leave.

Noon: Leave to Starboard Watch to Tuesday 19th March.

2.0pm: Undocked ship, proceeded in charge of Pilots and Tugs to York Hill Basin.

3.0pm: Diverted to Stob Cross Wharf.

4.0pm: Secured No 62 Stob Cross.

5.0pm: Leave to first part of Port Watch to 7am.


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15 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.29 [estimated]

am and pm: Hands employed refitting and as Requisite.

3.30pm: Discharged 14 Ratings to RNB Devonport.

4.30pm: Leave to second part Port Watch to 7am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 759 lbs, Vegetables 2240 lbs]


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16 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.29

am: Hands employed refitting and as Requisite.

10.0am: 2 Ratings joined for passage.

4.0pm: Leave to first part Port Watch to 7am, to Boys to 10pm.


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17 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.29

am: 39 Ratings joined ship for passage. Landed Church Parties.

2.30pm: Shifted Berth, 3 tugs in attendance and in charge of a Pilot to No 6 Berth Princes Dock.

3.40pm: Secured to wharf.

5.0pm: Leave to second Part Port Watch to 7am, Boys to 10pm.


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18 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30 [estimated]

2.30am: SS “Ortega” [Ortega (1) listed here] on fire, sent Lieutenant Poppleton RNR and party to assist.

4.35am: Sent Remainder Port Watch to assist at fire in “Ortega”.

7.30am: Hands returned from “Ortega”.

am and pm: Hands employed refitting and as Requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to first part Port Watch to 7am, to Boys to 10pm.

6.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations.


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19 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

8.0am: Starboard Watch Returned from Leave.

am: Hands employed preparing for Provisioning. Discharged 1 Rating to and Received 1 Rating from Civil Prison Barlinnie.

11.0am: Commenced Provisioning Ship.

1.0pm: Discharged 7 Ratings to “Victorian”.

pm: Provisioning Ship.

4.0pm: Ceased provisioning.

4.45pm: Shifted Berth to Coaling Jetty.

6.30pm: Secured to Wharf.

7.0pm: Discharged 7 Ratings to RMB Stonehouse.

8.0pm: Discharged 58 Ratings to RNB Devonport, 2 Ratings to RNB Portsmouth, 2 Ratings to RNB Chatham.


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20 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

6.30am: Prepared for coaling.

7.50am: Commenced coaling from Railway truck Tip.

am: Coal Ship.

pm: Coaling Ship.

3.0pm: Discharged 4 Ratings to Hospital.

4.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

6.0pm and 10.0pm: Coal Ship.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Draught: 24’ 6” Forward, 24’ 5” Aft]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 487 tons]


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21 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

2.0am: Coal Ship.

2.50am: Completed with coal. Received 1314 tons.

9.0am: Shifted ship to No 6 Berth Princes Dock, Pilot and Tugs in attendance.

pm: Hands employed Provisioning Ship.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

5.0pm: Shifted Berth to No 8 Berth.

6.0pm: Engineer Lieutenant Commander Bedwell: discharged to RNB Portsmouth.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1011 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 482 + 1314 = 1796 tons]


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22 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

7.45am: Port Watch employed embarking Provisions.

am: Port Watch employed Provisioning Ship, Remainder Hands employed preparing for embarking Ammunition and as Requisite.

1.0pm: Leave to Boys to 9.0pm.

pm: Port Watch Employed provisioning ship. Remainder hands employed preparing magazines and Shell Rooms for Ammunitioning and as Requisite.

4.0pm: Discharged 5 Ratings to RNB Devonport, 4 Ratings to RNH Stonehouse, 1 Rating to Hospital Glasgow.

5.30pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 4480 lbs]


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23 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

7.0am: Hands employed embarking Ammunition.

am: Embarking Ammunition.

pm: Hands employed embarking Ammunition. Boatswains Party returning stores.

3.0pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to RNB Devonport.

5.0pm: Hands employed embarking Ammunition.

6.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

7.0pm: Watch employed embarking Ammunition.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 408 lbs, Vegetables 2240 lbs]


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24 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

7.0am: Put clocks on 1 hour = BST [British Summer Time].

am: Hands employed embarking Ammunition.

11.30am: Tested Main Derrick (36 tons).

pm: Hands employed embarking Ammunition and returning spare gear and shell.

2.30pm: Lieutenant Ord RN Joined ship for passage to [HMS] Caesar.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7.0am, Boys to 8.0pm.

7.0pm: Completed embarking Ammunition.

[Number on sick list: 13]


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25 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

am: Hands employed as Requisite.

9.30pm: Lieutenant Commander Finlay RNR joined ship for passage.

10.30am: Shifted Berth to opposite Wharf.

11.40am: Secured alongside, lifted X2 mounting for repair.

Noon: 20 Ratings (signal) joined from “Vivid”.

1.0pm: Exercised Watch Defence Stations, Close Watertight Doors.

pm: Hands employed preparing for sea and as Requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

11.0pm: 9 Ratings joined from RNB Devonport.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 367 lbs]


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26 March 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

8.30am: 1 Musician joined from Royal School of Music (Eastney).

am: Hands employed overhauling boats, preparing ship for sea and as Requisite.

pm: Mustered boats crews. Hands employed as Requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Abandon Ship stations.

5.0pm: Leave to Chief and First Class POs to 10pm.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 857 lbs, Vegetables 3360 lbs]


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27 March 1918

From Glasgow to Bermuda or at Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.30

8.30am: Hands employed preparing for Sea.

9.0am: Read Warrants 386 - 390.

10.30am: Pilot embarked.

0.30pm: Cast off - Tugs “Flying Condor” and “Chieftain” in attendance.

1.0pm: Put clocks back to GMT.

0.55pm: Cleared Princes Dock - proceeded down river.

2.45pm: Arrived off Tail of Bank Greenock. Pilot disembarked, endeavoured to Swing, weather prevented.

5.20pm: Proceeded, “Leviathan” in company, escorted by TBDs “Savage” and “Scorpion”.

5.42pm: Reduced to 6 knots. 5.44pm: Passed Boom. 5.48pm: Dropped PVs [Paravanes]. 5.58pm: Increased to 108 Revs.

6.48pm: Little Cumbrae abeam 0.75 miles, altered course S18W.

7.30pm: Holy Island Light House abeam 3 miles.

7.45pm: Pladda Light S69W.

8.33pm: Ailsa abeam 5 miles, altered course S48W.

9.15pm: “Bulldog” joined escort.

9.33pm: Corsewall Point Light abeam 3.2 miles.

9.36pm: Altered course N86W. 9.43pm: Altered course N63W.

10.20pm: Sighted Maidens Light S58W. 10.35pm: Maidens Light S20W, altered course N19W.

11.53pm: Altcarry [Altacarry] Light abeam 2 miles - altered course N25W at 11.55.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Draught (Fresh Water): Forward 27’ 5”, Aft 26’ 6”]

[Weather fine or overcast in am, misty on and off in pm, noon temperature 48F]


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28 March 1918

From Glasgow to Bermuda

Lat 55.62, Long -11.70

0.30am: Commenced ZZ.

1.25am: Oversay Light abeam 4 miles, altered course N70W.

2.40am: Inishtrahull abeam.

8.30am: Destroyers parted company.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

2.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 15 minutes Slow on GMT.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 30 minutes Slow on GMT.

6.30am: Altered course West and parted Company with “Leviathan”.

7.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 45 minutes Slow on GMT.

9.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 1 hour 0 minutes Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 323 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]


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29 March 1918

From Glasgow to Bermuda

Lat 53.80, Long -21.30

2.0am: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 1h - 15m Slow on GMT.

3.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

7.35am: Burned down to 75 Revs.

8.0am: Streamed Patent Log.

9.35am: Reduced to 54 Revs.

9.40am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

2.0pm: Deviation by Time Azimuth 1.5 degrees E.

4.50pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 391 and 392.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes = 1h - 35m Slow on GMT.

6.35pm: Altered course S70W.

7.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 1h - 50m Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: 252 degrees - 352 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: 2305 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Rain on and off during day, noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 50F]


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30 March 1918

From Glasgow to Bermuda

Lat 52.52, Long -25.75

7.0am: Examined Patent Log. Hoisted in PVs.

am: Saturday Routine. Tested Downton Pumps and Life Buoys.

11.50am: Wind shifted to Northward and freshened.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 2h - 5m Slow on GMT.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: 244.5 [degrees] - 179 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bermuda 2126 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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31 March 1918

From Glasgow to Bermuda [though not stated in log]

Lat 50.98, Long -30.08

5.45am: Sighted steamer bound West.

9.35am: Cleared Patent Log.

am: Divisions. Held Divine Services.

1.0pm: Altered course S85W.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 2h - 20m Slow on GMT.

6.30pm: Sighted Danish schooner bound West

[Course and Distance made good: 240.5 [degrees] - 186 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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[Log page not filled in]

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[Log page not filled in]

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[Blank page, back cover]

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[Blank page, back cover]



LOGS FOR APRIL 1918


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[Left hand side of cover of Log (“Copy of” crossed through) for April 1918. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through)]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Blank page]

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[Page not filled in but signed by Captain, May 4th 1918]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 April 1918

From Glasgow to Bermuda

Lat 49.07, Long -34.0

4.45am: Lat by Pole star [symbol] 49 42 N.

10.30am: Training Classes under Instructions. Special Guns crews at Loader. Remainder employed as Requisite.

4.50pm: Increased to 66 Revs.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 2h 35m Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: 233.5 degrees - 190 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Weather becoming squally in pm, wind south easterly then north easterly force 4-6 to 6-7 with sea becoming rough from 5pm, rain at times in pm. Noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 51F]


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2 April 1918

From Glasgow to Bermuda

Lat 46.73, Long -39.28

1.0pm: Altered course S77W.

2.0pm: Deviation by sun Time Azimuth 1 degree 37 minutes, Variation 28 50 W.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes.

7.15pm: Reduced to 54 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: 236.5 degrees - 255 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Squally north easterly then northerly wind force 4-6 to 6-7 until 6pm, with sea state rough or very rough during this time, rain on and off]


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3 April 1918

From Glasgow to Bermuda

Lat 44.30, Long -42.85

am: Gun Layers I and II on passage at Gunnery Instruction. Training Classes under Instruction. Remainder employed painting and as Requisite.

10.15am: FTS Compass deflected N point moving 15 degrees to Eastward, no reason ascertained (B Turret suspected).

10.26am: FTS Compass resumed original direction.

2.0pm: FTS Compass closely examined. Courses as Requisite.

4.30pm: Deviation by sun Time Azimuth 1.75 degrees E.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 3h - 10m Slow on GMT.

5.48pm: Met and passed Convoy - Ocean Escort HMS “Virginian”.

[Course and Distance made good: 226 degrees - 210 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bermuda 235 degrees - 1263 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]


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4 April 1918

From Glasgow to Bermuda

Lat 42.27, Long -46.28

5.30am: Deviation by sun Time Azimuth 1 degree 46 minutes E.

am: Training Classes under Instructions. Gun Layers I and II taking passage at Deflection Teacher. Marines at Small Arm Drill. Remainder hands employed Painting.

1.0pm: Altered course S81W.

3.45pm: Passed SS Strathavon bound West.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 12 minutes (3h - 33m Slow on GMT).

5.5pm: Altered course N79W for “Saint Veronica” (in distress). [Roxburgh is credited here with salvage SS St Veronica from 4 to 11 April]

5.53pm: Ran into Thick Fog. Reduced to 35 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: 231 degrees - 194 degrees [miles]]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Mist or fog for most of day, noon temperature 61F, sea temperature 57F]


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5 April 1918

From Glasgow to Bermuda

Lat 41.37, Long -49.23

9.0am: Divisions, Prayers. Hands employed preparing to tow. HMS “Aquitania” passed bound East.

9.40am: FTS Compass deflected N point moving 14 degrees to Eastward.

9.55am: FTS Compass returned to Normal.

1.0pm: Altered course N47W for Saint Veronica.

4.40pm: Reduced to 42 Revs - thick fog.

5.30pm: Put clocks back 9 minutes 3h - 31m Slow on GMT.

8.55pm: Reduced to 36 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: 249.5 degrees - 141 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Another misty, foggy day. Sea temperature recorded hourly: varying from 34F to 58F at different times in the day]


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6 April 1918

From Glasgow to Bermuda

Lat 42.0, Long -51.15

1.0am: Burned searchlights for 3 minutes every half hour.

3.50am: Stopped both. 3.55am: Slow Ahead both.

4.30am: Burned searchlights every half hour until [?] daylight.

5.0am: Stopped, hauled in Patent Log. 5.8am: Slow Ahead. 5.14am: Half Ahead 36 Revs. 5.20am: Altered course NE.

5.50am: Stopped.

am: Closing “Saint Veronica”: 6.28am: Slow Ahead, Course ESE. 7.10am: Altered course NE. 7.38am: Stopped. 7.50am: Slow Ahead.

8.0am: Sighted Saint Veronica Bearing NE 0.1 miles. Engines as Requisite. Hands employed preparing to take “St V” in tow.

8.40am: Lowered Seaboat, sent party to assist “St V” with hawsers, etc.

10.0am: Proceeded to take “St V” in tow.

[Courses and speeds] [9am to 11am: As Requisite for taking “Saint Veronica” in Tow]

11.0am: Hawsers secured veered [?]: 6.5 Starboard, 5.5 Port.

11.20am: Hoisted sea boat and proceeded, Slow Ahead.

11.32am: 46 Revs. 11.45am: Course S69W, 54 Revs.

Noon: Lent 1 Yeoman Signals to “St V”. Tested Lifebuoys- Correct.

4.0pm: Increased to 60 Revs.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes = 3h - 41m Slow on GMT.

[Distance run through the Water: 141 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bermuda 227 degrees - 864 miles]

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Thick fog, then mist until 10am, then overcast, noon temperature 38F, sea temperature 34F (recorded hourly all day, 34F or 36F for most of am, 56F or 58F for most of pm)]


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7 April 1918

From Glasgow to Bermuda [though not stated in log]

Lat 40.14, Long -53.65

3.0am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

8.35am: FTS Compass deflected N point 11 degrees to Eastward. 9.1am: FTS Compass resumed its normal [sic].

am: Divisions. Held Divine Service.

11.55am: Reduced speed whilst “S Veronica” veered Port Cable to equalise strain.

0.8pm: Increased gradually to 60 Revs.

5.0pm: Deviation by sun Time Azimuth 2 degrees 46 minutes E. Put clocks back 6 minutes = 2h - 47m Slow on GMT.

11.15pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew and Hand Wheel Party.

[Course and Distance made good: 223.5 degrees - 159 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bermuda 229 degrees - 710 miles]

[Number on sick list: [blank]]


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8 April 1918

From Glasgow to Bermuda

Lat 38.08, Long -56.70

6.0am: Deviation by sun Time Azimuth 2 degrees 56 minutes E, Variation 20 30 W.

1.0pm: Altered course S67W.

5.0pm: Reduced to 50 Revs. Saint Veronica veered Port Tow to equalise strain. 5.10pm: Increased to 60 Revs.

5.15pm: Put clocks back 13 minutes = 4 hours 0 minutes Slow on GMT.

7.45pm: Reduced to 48 Revs.

9.0pm: Reduced to 44 Revs.

[Estimated Course and Distance made good: 229 degrees - 185 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Showers and drizzle in am, rain in pm, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 68F]


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9 April 1918

From Glasgow to Bermuda

Lat 35.67, Long -59.65

3.30am: Increased to 52 Revs.

7.15am: Increased to 60 Revs.

8.30am: Deviation by sun Time Azimuth 1 degree 46 minutes E, Variation 16 50 W.

am: Training Classes under Instructions. Acting Gun Layers on passage at Spotting.

9.50am: FTS Compass deflected N point 14 degrees to Eastward.

10.45am: FTS Compass resumed normal.

1.0pm: Altered course S63.5W.

1.40pm: FTS Compass deflected N point 11 degrees to Eastward.

2.37pm: FTS Compass resumed normal.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes = 4h - 10m Slow on GMT. Reduced to 36 Revs to adjust towing hawsers. 5.22pm: Increased to 60 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Two days: 226.5 degrees - 392 miles: 207; 185]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bermuda 231.5 degrees - 317 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]


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10 April 1918

From Glasgow to Bermuda

Lat 33.35, Long -62.60

9.0am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Inspected and Aired bedding.

am: Training Classes under Instructions. “G” Ratings on Passage under Instruction.

1.0pm: Altered course S65.5W.

2.30pm: FTS compass deflected N Point 11 degrees to Eastward.

2.55pm: FTS compass returned to Normal.

4.33pm: FTS compass deflected N Point 10 degrees to Eastward.

4.50pm: Quarters - Physical Drill. Read Warrant No 394.

5.0pm: Put clock back 12 minutes = 4h 22m Slow on GMT.

5.40pm: FTS compass returned to Normal.

7.35pm: Observed loom of Searchlight WxS (Bermuda).

[Course and Distance made good: 226.5 degrees - 202 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bermuda Fairway Buoy 240.5 degrees - 119 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Weather fine then overcast, relatively light winds for most of day, noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 66F]


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11 April 1918

From Glasgow to Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.74 [rough estimate]

4.0am: Searchlight glare N55W.

4.30am: Altered course N60W.

5.30am: Increased to 51 Revs.

6.20am: Sighted land St Davids Head N70W.

7.0am: Increased to 54 Revs, altered course N63W. 7.15am: Reduced to 36 Revs, altered course N74W.

7.18am: Stopped, “Saint Veronica” endeavoured to cast off tow. Engines as Requisite. 7.20am: Came to Port anchor, 2 shackles in 15 fathoms - tow on the bottom.

7.50am: Weighed to clear “Saint Veronica”. 7.55am: “Roxburgh” slipped tow.

8.55am: Came to Port anchor in 25 fathoms, St Davids Head S85W, veered to 8 shackles. Lowered sea boat and shackled 3.5 inch wire on to towing hawser 5.5 inch.

9.0am: American Tugs SP876 and SP1128 arrived.

10.0am: “Saint Veronica” slipped tows and proceeded in charge of Tugs.

10.35am: Roxburgh weighed and proceeded. Courses as Requisite for entering Harbour, 8 knots.

11.16am: Passed Fairway Buoy. Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.30am: Cleared Ship Channel.

0.30pm: Entered Grassy Bay. 0.50pm: Entered South Basin.

1.0pm: Secured alongside South Basin (North end). Hawsers Slipped and Buoyed: Wire 6.5 inch, 5.5 inch, 3.5 inch; Hemp 4 inch; Manilla [Manila] 5 inch; 2.75 inch Special Towing Shackles 2 in Number.

2.0pm: Yeoman Signals rejoined from St Veronica. Hoisted out Steam Pinnace. Discharged mails to “Highflyer”.

4.30pm: Discharged Lieutenant Commander Finlay RNR and Lieutenant Ord RN to “Caesar”.

6.0pm: 1 Musician rejoined ship from Hospital.

7.0pm: Prepared for coaling.

9.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.0pm: USS “Salem”, “Bridgeport” Submarine Chasers and Tugs in harbour.

[Course and Distance made good: 241 degrees - 123 miles]

[Noon position] [In Murray’s Anchorage]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 500 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 223 tons]

[Draught: Forward 22’ 10”, Aft 24’ 11”]


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12 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84 [estimated]

5.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.20am: Commenced coaling.

am and pm: Coaling Ship.

10.0pm: Ceased coaling for night. Received 1048 tons.

11.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]


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13 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

5.30am: Resumed coaling.

6.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

am: Coaling Ship.

11.30am: Finished coaling. Received 1465 tons.

pm: Clean Ship.

3.0pm: Discharged 1 Rating (signal) to St Georges Signal Station.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7.0am, First Part Starboard Watch to 10.0pm.

5.30pm: Discharged 70 Ratings to Caesar, 15 Ratings to RNB.

7.0pm: 64 Ratings joined from RNB.

11.45pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 800 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 200 + 1465 = 1665 tons]

[Draught: Forward 26’ 3”, Aft 25’ 10”]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 72F, sea temperature 66F]


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14 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

7.0am: Clean Ship.

9.30am: American Submarine Chasers alongside for fresh water.

10.10am: Divisions, Prayers.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, to Boys to 7pm.

5.50pm: 24 Ratings joined from “Caesar”.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to first part Port Watch.

[Number on sick list: 20]


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15 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

0.15am: Steam Pinnace drew fires.

5.30am: Steam Pinnace lit fires. “Caesar” returned Picket Boat to Roxburgh (boat was left ashore in December and salved by “Caesar”).

7.0am: USS “Salem”, “Bridgeport” sailed with Submarine Chasers and Tugs.

7.15am: Caesar sailed.

am: Hands employed provisioning and embarking ammunition for passage. Sent stream anchor to assistance of French Tug ashore at Tide Pole - Laid ditto out.

11.0am: Discharged 5 [or 4, figure unclear] Ratings to Hospital.

pm: Hands employed Provisioning and embarking ammunition for passage. Drew 1 Carley raft from Dockyard, 27 foot Montague whaler. Returned damaged Montague whaler.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am.

6.30pm: Canteen Leave to second part Starboard Watch.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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16 April 1918

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

am: Hands employed drawing stores including Wire hawsers, stowing ammunition and painting.

10.30am: Turned ship and shifted berth to South end of the South Basin. Divers away for Quarterly practice.

pm: Hands employed in taking in Returned Dockyard Stores for transport. 7 Soldiers joined for passage. 3 Ratings joined for passage.

4.30pm: Exchanged 1 Rating with “Highflyer”.

5.0pm: Leave to [blank] to 7am.

6.0pm: Lieutenant McEwen RNVR joined from Hospital for passage. Fleet Paymaster Cooke RN joined from Highflyer for passage. Lieutenant Commander Stokes Rees RN joined from “Caesar” for passage. Canteen Leave to [blank].

10.0am: 6 Dockyard Ratings joined for passage.

Midnight: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 800 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs]


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17 April 1918

From Bermuda to Hampton Roads and at Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

6.30am: Hoisted in Picket Boat and Sailing Pinnace. Drew fires in ditto.

9.30am: Three prisoners (pro-Germans) joined ship under escort for passage.

am: Prepared for sea. Tested Life Buoys - Correct.

0.30pm: Hoisted in and drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

1.50pm: Cast off and hauled out into Basin.

2.0pm: Slipped hawsers and proceeded, 12 knots. Courses as Requisite for leaving harbour.

2.30pm: Passed Shelley Bay Buoy.

2.45pm: Passed “Caesar”.

2.56pm: Entered Narrows. 3.10pm: Cleared ditto, Course S82E. 3.30pm: Altered course NE.

3.35pm: Streamed Patent Log.

4.0pm: Altered course North. 4.30pm: Altered course N55W, 62 Revs.

4.50pm: Quarters, Physical drill.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes = 3h - 49m Slow on GMT. Deviation by sun Time Azimuth 0.75 degrees W.

7.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes = 4h - 19m Slow on GMT.

7.30pm: Reduced to 42 Revs. Swung Ship.

9.0pm: Completed swing - Resumed Course N55.5W.

[Number on sick list: 23]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs]

[Draught: Forward 26’ 4.5”, Aft 26’ 1”]


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[Form, completed, for: Description and Position of Correctors. Data for Manoeuvring Compass (with Note: This compass has been subject to an intermittent and undetermined “B”) and Steering Compasses Forebridge]

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[Form for Comparisons of Standard with Compasses not recorded on other side - not filled in]

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[Left hand side of form, as below]

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[Right hand side of form: Record of Observations for Deviations. Pattern No and No of Standard Compass: Pattern 22A, No 6394. Captain GW Vivian, Navigating Officer AR Smithwick.

Description of Ship: Armoured Cruiser. Tonnage 10,850. Horse Power: 21,000. Armament IV 7.5”, VI - 6” BL. HMS: Roxburgh. Place of Observation: NW of Bermuda. Latitude 32 55 N, Longitude 65 20 W. Date: 17th April 1918. Page of data including Bearing of Pole Star and Comparison of Steering Compasses with Standard: Ship’s Head by Fore Bridge and Ship’s Head by FTS]]


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18 April 1918

From Bermuda to Hampton Roads

Lat 33.87, Long -67.92

7.0am: Examined Patent Log - Clear.

9.15am: Aired Bedding. 9.35am: Divisions.

am: Hands employed stowing 6.5 inch wire, securing gear and as Requisite.

1.0pm: Altered course N56.5W.

4.30pm: Quarters. Exercised General Quarters.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes = 4h - 49m Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 218 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry 295 degrees - 436 miles]

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 70F, sea temperature 66F]


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19 April 1918

From Bermuda to Hampton Roads

Lat 35.53, Long -72.40

5.30am: Sighted 3 masted schooner WxS bound East.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine [on this Friday]. Tested Downtons - Correct.

1.0pm: Altered course N59W.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

4.30pm: Read Warrant No 395.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 11 minutes = 5 hours Slow on GMT.

5.15pm: Deviation by sun Time Azimuth 2 degrees 15 minutes W. Variation 7 00 W.

7.35pm: Ran into Fog.

8.45pm: Reduced to 48 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: 294.5 degrees = 243 miles]

[Number on sick list: 21]


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20 April 1918

From Bermuda to Hampton Roads or at Hampton Roads

Lat 37.01, Long -76.02 [rough estimate]

0.20am: Increased to 54 Revs.

1.20am: Commenced sounding every half hour.

1.45am: Reduced to 48 Revs.

2.30am: Struck soundings in 62 fathoms.

4.0am: 17 fathoms.

[Results of soundings shown until 8.30am]

5.55am: Passed floating wreckage.

6.20am: Increased to 62 Revs.

8.30pm: Sighted USS “South Dakota” NWxW 3 miles. Reduced to 44 Revs - closed ditto and communicated.

8.50am: Stopped. Hauled in Patent Log.

8.55am: Proceeded. Course West, 44 Revs.

9.40am: Sighted Cape Henry No 2 Buoy. 9.45am: Altered course N79W. 9.50am: Passed Cape Henry Buoy, 3 cables.

10.23am: Slow both. 10.25am: Stopped,

10.25am: Sighted Cape Henry Malt [?] Buoy. Proceeded Courses as Requisite for entering harbour.

10.50am: Cape Henry Light House abeam.

11.42am: Entered Dredged Channel.

0.48pm: Came to Port anchor in 15 fathoms off Old Point Comfort.

1.5pm: Weighed and proceeded to No 2 Berth.

1.40pm: Came to Starboard anchor veered to 4 shackles in 14 fathoms. Hoisted out Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

[Anchor Bearings: Fort Monroe Light House N54E, Hampton Creek Buoy N33W, abeam Starboard Rip Raps S67E]

4.0pm: Leave to Port Watch 4.30 to 9pm.

11.30pm: Put clocks on 30 minutes = 4h - 30m Slow on GMT.

[Distance run through the Water: 215 miles]

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Mist or fog until 4pm, then drizzle, noon air and sea temperature 52F]


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21 April 1918

At Hampton Roads

Lat 36.99, Long -76.33 [estimated]

1.0am: Put clocks on 30 minutes = 4 hours 0 minutes Slow on GMT = American 75th Meridian Summer Time.

am: Divisions. Divine Service.

11.30am: Discharged 3 pro-German prisoners to “Fort Monro” [Monroe].

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 9pm, to Boys to 7.0pm.

2.30pm: Discharged 20 RNVR Signal Ratings to “PCO” [probably Port Convoy Officer or Office] Norfolk.

4.0pm: Coal lighter alongside.

5.0pm: Prepared for coaling.

9.30pm: Picket Boat banked fires.

11.30pm: Steam Pinnace banked fires.

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1251 tons]


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22 April 1918

At Hampton Roads

Lat 36.99, Long -76.33

5.30am: Commenced coaling.

am and pm: Coal Ship.

5.45pm: Completed with coal. Received 595 tons.

6.30pm: US Battle Squadron arrived.

7.30pm: Tested Life Buoys - Correct.

8.30pm: Coal Lighters cast off.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 913 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1237 + 595 = 1832 tons]

[Draught: Forward 25’ 6”, Aft 26’ 3”]


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23 April 1918

At Hampton Roads

Lat 36.99, Long -76.33

8.30am: Lieutenant Commander Michaelson RN to SS Lakonia [Lakonia (1) listed here] for Commodore of Convoy duties.

am: Saturday Routine [on this Tuesday]. Discharged 3 signalmen to convoy.

10.0am: USS Mississippi arrived.

1.0pm: Leave to Boys to 7pm.

1.30pm: Discharged 1 signalman + 1 Marine to “Lakonia”.

7.15pm: Drew fires and hoisted in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 900 lbs, Vegetables 9000 lbs]


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24 April 1918

From Hampton to Glasgow or at Hampton Roads

Lat 36.97, Long -76.12

8.30am: Prepared for Sea.

10.5am: Provision Lighter alongside.

10.50am: Completed with provisions. Weighed and proceeded 12 knots, Courses as Requisite.

11.7am: Passed through Fort Monro [Monroe] Gate.

11.43am: Entered Dredged Channel.

Noon: Cleared ditto.

0.37pm: Cape Henry Light House abeam 1.2 miles, Course ExS.

1.0pm: Cape Henry No 2 Buoy abeam 0.3 miles, Course N75E. 1.5pm: Streamed Patent Log.

2.0pm: Sighted Convoy.

2.2pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel abeam 7 miles.

3.15pm: Altered course S83E.

4.10pm: Courses as Requisite for taking up Guide of Convoy.

5.40pm: Assumed Guide, 42 Revs. 5.50pm: Speed of Convoy 8 knots.

7.30pm: Passed steamer bound North.

pm: Order of Convoy: “Borderer” [listed here], “Esperanza di [de] Larrinaga” [listed here], “Mirita” [listed here], “Lakonia”, “Naturiston” [?], “Ardgryfe”, “Crown of Cadiz”, “Bretanier” [listed here], “Albanian” [Albanian (2) listed here], “Alexandrian” [listed with Albanian], “Roumanian Prince”, “Wellingtonian” [Wellingtonia in places later in log], “Wells City” [Wells City (2) listed here].

11.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 9.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Draught: 27’ 6” Forward, 26’ 7” Aft]


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25 April 1918

From Hampton to Glasgow

Lat 37.07, Long -71.83

3.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

6.0am: All Convoy in Sight.

7.0am: Examined Patent Log - Clear.

8.30am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

am: Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed as Requisite.

10.0am: Exercised Convoy ZZ [zigzag].

11.0am: Ceased ZZ. Reduced to 47 Revs (7.5 knots).

1.0pm: Altered course S80E.

pm: Training Classes under Instruction. Remainder of watch employed as Requisite.

4.30pm: Quarters, Exercised Collision, and Abandon Ship.

8.0pm: “Wells City” Hull down astern.

9.0pm: Exercised Convoy in flashing Signals.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 205.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 2983 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 54F, sea temperature 55F]


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26 April 1918

From Hampton Roads to Glasgow

Lat 37.13, Long -67.67

6.0am: All Convoy in Sight.

10.0am: Exercised Convoy at ZZ.

11.0am: Exercised Convoy turning.

11.38am: Resumed Course and Speed.

1.0pm: Altered course S76E.

1.30pm: Reduced to 6 knots to enable “Wells City” to regain station.

3.10pm: Increased to 47 Revs.

8.5pm: Burned searchlights.

9.0pm: Extinguished Navigation Lights. 9.30pm: Burned Navigation Lights.

[Course and Distance made good: 84.5 degrees - 201 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]


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27 April 1918

From Hampton Roads to Glasgow

Lat 37.34, Long -63.75

4.0am: All Convoy in Sight - “Wells City” dropping astern.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Downton Pump.

10.0am: Exercised Convoy at ZZ and Manoeuvring. Tested Lifebuoys - Correct.

1.0pm: Altered course S73E.

am: Make and Mend Clothes.

3.30pm: FTS Compass swung off to NNE for a few seconds, no cause detected.

5.30pm: Deviation by sun Time Azimuth 0 degrees 40 minutes E.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew and Hand Wheel Party.

[Course and Distance made good: 91 degrees - 188 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]


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28 April 1918

From Hampton Roads to Glasgow

Lat 37.39, Long -60.23

5.30am: Deviation by sun Azimuth 1.25 degrees E.

8.0am: “Wells City” and Wellingtonian astern of Station.

9.30am: Hands mustered by Open List.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

1.0pm: Altered course S77E.

4.0pm: “Wells City” and “Wellingtonian” astern of station.

[Course and Distance made good: 89 degrees - 168 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[South easterly wind force 4 to 3-5 for most of day, weather fine in am, mist then showers from 6pm, noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 70F]


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29 April 1918

From Hampton Roads to Glasgow

Lat 37.57, Long -57.05

3.0am: Put clocks on 20 minutes = 3h - 40m Slow on GMT.

6.0am: “Wells City” not in sight at daylight. “Bretanier” astern of Station.

9.20am: Altered course East.

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Read Articles of War.

9.45am: Passed American oiler (LCTS) bound West.

Noon: Wellingtonian and Bretanier astern of station. Reduced to 6 knots.

0.35pm: Increased to 6.5 knots temporarily.

5.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 396. Physical Drill.

7.0pm: “Bretanier” regained station.

[Course and Distance made good: 85 degrees - 121 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 2305 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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30 April 1918

From Hampton Roads to Glasgow

Lat 37.57, Long -57.05

6.30am: Cleared Patent Log. 6.45am: Increased Speed to 7 knots.

8.0am: “Wellingtonia” [sic] astern of Station.

9.30am: “Bretanier” dropped astern (Boiler trouble).

am: Training Classes under Instructions. Hands employed repairing coal bags and as Requisite.

3.0pm: Deviation by sun Time Azimuth 0 degrees - 51 minutes E.

3.30pm: “Bretanier” out of sight.

6.0pm: Cleared Patent Log.

8.0pm: “Wellingtonia” astern of station.

[Course and Distance made good: 58 degrees - 108 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]


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[Log page not filled in]

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[Log page not filled in]

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[Log page not filled in]

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[Blank page, back cover]

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[Blank page, back cover]



LOGS FOR MAY 1918


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for May 1918 (“Copy of” crossed through); “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in by signed by Captain, June 8th 1918]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 May 1918

From Hampton Roads to Glasgow

Lat 39.67, Long -52.08

3.0am: Put clocks on 8 minutes = 3 hours 32 minutes Slow on GMT.

4.30am: Sighted “Bretanier” astern.

6.0am: “Wellingtonia” in station.

8.30am: Altered course S85E, 7.5 knots. “Bretanier” in station.

am: Exercised Night Defence and General Defence Stations.

1.0pm: Increased to 8 knots, altered course S66E.

1.45pm: Exercised Convoy at ZZ and manoeuvring.

4.50pm: Altered course S55E (on account of Ice Reports).

5.15pm: Sighted “Wells City”.

6.15pm: “Wells City” rejoined.

[Course and Distance made good: 68 degrees - 186.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 20]


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2 May 1918

From Hampton Roads to Glasgow

Lat 39.32, Long -48.22

3.0am: Put clocks on 20 minutes (3h - 12m Slow on GMT).

4.30am: “Wells City” astern of station.

6.0am: Deviation by sun Time Azimuth 0 degrees 57 minutes E.

9.0am: “Roxburgh” took station astern of “Alexandrian”.

9.30am: “Wells City” out of sight astern.

10.30am: Exercised Night and General Defence Station.

11.0am: Commodore (“Lakonia”) Exercised Convoy in manoeuvring etc.

1.0pm: Altered course S85E.

2.0pm: “Wells City” in sight astern.

4.0pm: Exercised Convoy in “Emergency turns”. 4.5pm: Resumed Course.

7.15pm: “Roxburgh” took station on Port Wing of Convoy.

9.0pm: “Roxburgh” proceeded across stern of convoy and took station on Starboard Wing.

10.0pm: Exercised [or extinguished] Lights (Navigation) and darkening of ships of Convoy.

[Course and Distance made good: 97 degrees - 180 miles]

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Weather fine during day, overcast in evening, noon air and sea temperature 65F]


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3 May 1918

From Hampton Roads to Glasgow

Lat 40.08, Long -44.50

3.0am: Put clocks on 16 minutes = 2h - 56m Slow on GMT.

5.0am: “Wells City” and “Wellingtonia” astern of station.

7.30am: Roxburgh proceeded as Requisite.

8.10am: Roxburgh resumed Guide of Fleet, 47 Revs.

11.0am: Exercised Convoy at ZZ and turning.

1.0pm: Altered course S87.5E.

2.30pm: Large steamer bound W passed to Northward.

5.30pm: Exercised Convoy at manoeuvring.

6.20pm: Roxburgh proceeded as Requisite to take station 6 cables on Port Wing of Convoy.

8.30pm: Roxburgh took station 6 cables on Starboard Wing of Convoy.

10.0pm: Exercised Navigation Lights and Darkening Ship[s] of Convoy.

[Course and Distance made good: 75 degrees - 178 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 1620 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]


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4 May 1918

From Hampton Roads to Glasgow

Lat 41.22, Long -40.75

3.0am: Put clocks on 10 minutes = 2h - 40m Slow on GMT.

5.0am: Deviation by sun Azimuth 1.25 degrees E.

6.0am: “Wells City” in Station.

7.30am: Roxburgh proceeded as Requisite to take station “XA” in Convoy.

8.30am: Roxburgh in Station, 47 Revs.

9.30am: Divisions, aired Night Clothing.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

9.15am: “Mirita” hauled out to carry out firing practice.

11.0am: “Mirita” resumed station. Tested Life buoys and Downton Pumps - Correct.

Noon: Altered course N75E.

1.0pm: Altered course N67E.

2.0pm: Deviation by sun Time Azimuth 0 degrees 38 minutes E.

4.0pm: “Wellingtonian” and “Wells City” astern of station

6.0pm: Exercised Convoy at Zig Zag and turning.

8.0pm: “Wells City” astern of station.

[Course and Distance made good: 68 degrees - 184 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]


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5 May 1918

From Hampton Roads to Glasgow

Lat 43.53, Long -37.82

3.0am: Put clocks on 10 minutes = 2h - 30m Slow on GMT.

8.0am: “Wells City” astern of Station.

9.30am: Divisions. 10.30am: Held Divine Service.

4.0pm: “Roxburgh” took station 2 cables ahead of Convoy, “Lakonia” resumed “XA”.

6.0pm: “Wells City” out of sight astern.

[Course and Distance made good: 43 degrees - 190 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]


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6 May 1918

From Hampton Roads to Glasgow

Lat 45.78, Long -35.05

3.0am: Advanced clocks 13 minutes (2h - 17m Slow on GMT).

3.30pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew and Hand Wheel Party.

7.0am: Cleared Patent Log.

9.0am: Convoy Reduced to 5 knots to adjust machinery, clear tubes etc.

11.0am: Increased to 7.75 knots (47 Revs).

1.0pm: Altered course N69E.

1.34pm: “Roxburgh” and “City [Crown] of Cadiz” hauled out of line, sent doctor on board, Engines as Requisite. Convoy Reduced to 6 knots.

2.45pm: Proceeded N72E, 54 Revs.

4.50pm: Overhauled Convoy. Convoy Increased to 7.5 knots.

5.0pm: “Roxburgh” resumed Guide.

5.45pm: Tested and Released Dummy Depth Charge (2 seconds).

10.45pm: Hauled in Patent Log, streamed Fog Buoy, ran into thick weather.

[Estimated Course and Distance made good: 41 degrees - 180 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Mist and/or rain all day, fog in evening]


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7 May 1918

From Hampton Roads to Glasgow

Lat 48.02, Long -31.63

3.0am: Put Clocks on 12 minutes = 2h 5m Slow on GMT.

3.30pm: Hauled in Fog Buoy. 3.50pm: Streamed Patent Log.

5.0pm: Quarters, mustered Life belts. Exercised Abandon Ship.

5.20pm: Commenced ZZ.

7.55pm: Ceased ZZ.

[Course and Distance made good: 44 [degrees] - 193 miles (373 for 2 days)]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Mist and/or rain until mid-afternoon]


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8 May 1918

From Hampton Roads to Glasgow

Lat 50.13, Long -28.53

2.30am: Put clocks on 13 minutes = 1h - 52m Slow on GMT.

4.45am: Commenced ZZ.

8.0am: Commenced “North Sea” Routine.

1.0pm: Altered course N71E.

7.50pm: Ceased ZZ. Course N41E.

8.50pm: Altered course N71E.

[Course and Distance made good: 43.5 degrees - 176.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]


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9 May 1918

From Hampton Roads to Glasgow

Lat 51.90, Long -25.25

3.0am: Put clocks ON 20 minutes = 1h - 32m Slow on GMT.

4.30am: Commenced ZZ.

6.10am: Leading Seaman Richard James (Official number ON210641) fell from aloft when relieving masthead Lookout and died at 6.40am.

[Entry on Casualty List reads: Excellent, Gunnery School, Portsmouth, JAMES, Richard, Leading Seaman, 210641 (Po), accident]

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion.

10.30am: Hauled out of Line, hoisted Ensign Half Mast.

11.25am: Buried Remains of Leading Seaman James with usual honours: [Lat] 51 52 N, [Long] 25 20 W.

11.50am: Proceeded to rejoin Convoy.

1.0pm: Convoy altered course N70E.

3.0pm: “Roxburgh” resumed Guide of Convoy.

8.0pm: Increased to 50 Revs. Altered course N40E, Negative ZZ.

9.0pm: Altered course N70E.

11.0pm: Put Clocks on 12 minutes - 1h - 20m Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: 49.5 degrees - 163 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 533 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]


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10 May 1918

From Hampton Roads to Glasgow

Lat 54.00, Long -22.00

3.0am: Put clocks on 30 minutes = 1 hour 0 minutes Slow on GMT.

3.30am: Commenced ZZ.

7.0am: “Roxburgh” Increased to 75 Revs and ZZ round convoy.

7.45am: Sighted and 8.30am Passed SS “Scotian” [listed here] bound West.

10.0am: “Borderer” hauled out of line.

10.15am: Convoy Reduced to 7.5 knots.

10.30am: Passed SS “Ascanius” [Ascanius (2) listed here] bound West.

11.45am: “Borderer” in Station. 11.54am: Convoy Increased to 8 knots.

0.10pm: Convoy altered course S82E.

5.45pm: Convoy Reduced to 7.5 knots.

7.0pm: Resumed station ahead of Convoy, Speed 8 knots.

8.15pm: Ceased ZZ, Course S53E.

9.15pm: Course S82E.

10.0pm: Put clocks on 10 minutes = 0h - 50m Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: 43 degrees - 172 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Weather overcast, noon air and sea temperature 51F]


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11 May 1918

From Hampton Roads to Glasgow

Lat 54.96, Long -16.60

3.0am: Put clocks on 20 minutes = 0 - 30 Slow on GMT.

3.30am: Commenced ZZ. Roxburgh ZZ independently ahead of convoy at 70 Revs.

7.0am: Removed Safety Pins from Depth Charges.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Prepared Paravanes. Tested Life buoys and Downton Pumps.

1.0pm: Altered course S35E. “Bordered” [Borderer] hoisted NUC [Not Under Control] signal and hauled out of line. Reduced Speed Convoy to 7.5 knots.

1.30pm: Increased to 8 knots.

1.55pm: “Borderer” in station,

8.0pm: Resumed Station ahead of Convoy and Reduced to 49 Revs.

9.15pm: Ceased ZZ. Course N64E.

10.15pm: Altered course S85E.

10.20pm: Put clocks on 10 minutes = 20 minutes Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: 72.5 degrees - 192 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 71.5 degrees - 169 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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12 May 1918

From Hampton Roads to Glasgow

Lat 55.90, Long -11.68

3.0am: Put clocks on 20 minutes = GMT.

4.0am: Increased to 70 Revs and ZZ ahead of Convoy. Convoy commenced zz.

6.0am: Sighted Escort.

6.45am: Escort joined: “Eglantine”, “Anchusa”, “Gardenia”, “Portia”, “Grasshopper”, “Savage”.

7.0am: Communicated with “Portia”. Hauled in Patent Log. 7.50am: Restreamed ditto.

am: Divisions, Read Prayers.

6.0pm: Dropped PVs.

8.0pm: Resumed station Ahead of Convoy ZZ.

9.0pm: Altered course S56E, ceased ZZ.

[Course and Distance made good: 72 degrees - 181 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Aversea [Oversay?] Light House 185 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11 miles]


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13 May 1918

From Hampton Roads to Glasgow

Lat 55.66, Long -6.67

3.20am: Commenced working up to 70 Revs and ZZ in front of Convoy.

3.30am: Convoy commenced ZZ.

6.25am: Sighted possible submarine Bearing SExS, distant 6-10 miles.

6.40am: Convoy altered course 8 points to Starboard. 6.53am: Convoy altered course 8 points to Port, ZZ.

7.35am: Esperanza di [de] Larrinaga torpedoed. Escort dropped Depth Charges.

8.0am: Periscope Reported bearing [blank] astern of Convoy. Convoy opened fire and Escort dropped Depth Charges.

9.18am: “Lakonia” reported Periscope Bearing N67W.

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

10.5am: Dubh Artach Light House N61E.

10.40am: Oversay Light House S35E. 10.50am: Altered course S22E.

Noon: Altered course S32E.

1.0pm: Various trawlers and Drifters joined up and screened ahead.

3.30pm: Altcarry [Altacarry] Light House abeam.

4.20pm: Altered course SxW ZZ.

5.0pm: Altered course S26E, ZZ. 5.30pm: Mull of Cantyre abeam 4 miles.

6.0pm: Altered course S10E, ZZ.

7.20pm: Hauled in Patent Log.

7.45pm: Convoy Dispersed, altered course S58E. Increased to 108 Revs.

8.10pm: Altered course N70E, ZZ.

9.11pm: Ailsa Craig abeam 4 miles. 9.20pm: Altered course N18E.

9.58pm: Cumbrae Light N19E.

11.3pm: Cumbrae Light abeam, altered course N29E.

11.30pm: Toward Point Light abeam, altered course N36E. 11.37pm: Reduced to 70 Revs.

11.53pm: Slow both. 11.57pm: Passed through Gate. Hoisted in PVs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 184 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Greenock 123 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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14 May 1918

From Hampton Roads to Glasgow and at Greenock and Glasgow

Lat 55.96, Long -4.76 [estimated]

0.30am: Came to Port anchor 4 shackles in 17 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Rosneath Patch Beacon N25W, Kempock Point N89W]

3.0pm: Put clocks on 30 minutes = 0 - 30 Fast on GMT.

4.30pm: Put clocks on 30 minutes = 1 hour 0 minutes Fast on GMT.

8.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace and hoisted her out.

am: Hands employed preparing wires for securing in Docks and as Requisite.

10.30am: Hoisted in Steam Pinnace.

11.30am: “Leviathan” sailed.

Noon: Pilot and Tugs arrived. 0.15pm: Weighed and proceeded. Courses and speeds as Requisite for proceeding to Glasgow.

3.35pm: Secured in No 1 Berth Princes Dock.

4.10pm: First Class Leave to Starboard Watch.

4.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Distance run through the Water: 183 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 827 lbs, Vegetables 2240 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 303 tons]

[Draught: Forward 23’ 0”, Aft 24’ 10”]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 56F]


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15 May 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.29 [estimated]

4.40am: Tug Victor secured amidships.

5.0am: Tug Campaigner secured - Cast off.

6.0am: Secured alongside Coaling Wharf.

6.45am: Hands to breakfast.

7.20am: Commenced Coaling Ship - 1400 [tons] to come in.

9.0am: In 200, to come 1250.

am and pm: Coal ship.

5.0pm: Discharged Lieutenant McEwan RNVR, Mr Todd W/T Engineer, all ratings for passage.

10.0pm: Coal Ship.


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16 May 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.29

1.0am: In 1350, to come 100.

2.0am: In 1400 Finished Coaling.

3.30am: Pipe down.

5.20am: Tugs “Cruiser”, “Campaigner” and Victor made fast.

6.0am: Shifted Ship to Mary Hill Wharf.

6.45am: Secured alongside Mary Hill Wharf.

am; Hands pulling down coal, cleaning ship.

Noon: Granted Leave to Port Watch until 10am 22nd.

1.15pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

2.0pm: Landed Funeral Party 1 Lieutenant and 50 men [though there is no indication on the Casualty List around this time of any deaths relating to Roxburgh].

3.0pm: 23 Ratings discharged to depot.

5.15pm: Funeral Party returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 499 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 269 + 1485 = 1754 tons]

[Draught: Forward 27’ 3”, Aft 26’ 5”]


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17 May 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.29

3.45am: Hands called to shift ship.

4.10am: Tug “Chieftain” alongside.

5.30am: Shifted Ship to Starb Cross [Stobcross].

9.30am: Hands employed as requisite. Armourers party dismounting X3 Gun.

1.30pm: Hands employed discharge stores etc and as requisite.

2.30pm: Piped Leave to part of Watch 5pm - 7am.

5.0pm: Landed Libertymen.


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18 May 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.29

8.0am: Hands employed discharging Ammunition and as requisite.

10.30am: One Marine joined from HMS Barham.

1.0pm: Hands employed discharging Ammunition.

2.16pm: Leave Granted for First part of Starboard Watch till 7am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 406 lbs]


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19 May 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.87, Long -4.32 [estimated]

7.45am: Tug “Campaigner” secured alongside. 7.55am: Cast off.

8.15am: Shifted Berth to Meadowside Wharf.

10.0am: Landed Church Parties: RCs, Wesleyans.

11.0am: Leave to Second Part of Watch to 7am, Boys to 10pm.


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20 May 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.87, Long -4.32

9.0am: 89 Ratings joined ship.

1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship.

4.30pm: Leave Granted First part of Starboard [Watch] till 7am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 730 lbs, Vegetables 2240 lbs]


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21 May 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.87, Long -4.32

8.30am: EERA [Engine Room Artificer] Mr Hopkings [?] joined ship. 8.45am: 12 Ratings joined Ship.

am: Hands employed as requisite.

2.0pm: Discharged 51 Ratings to Portsmouth and 16 to Devonport RNBs.

pm: Hands employed getting in stores.

4.0pm: 6 Prisoners discharged to HMS Crescent.


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22 May 1918

At Glasgow

Lat 55.87, Long -4.32

5.54am: Coal Lighter made fast alongside.

8.0am: Hands employed coaling, 120 tons to come in.

am: Discharged to Hospital Lieutenant Commander Nicol RNVR, Lieutenant Dart [?] RNVR joined for passage, 1 NCO [Non-commissioned Officer] and 2 Privates joined from Plymouth. 20 Convoy Signalmen, 4 seamen, 1 ERA, 1 SBA [Sick Berth Attendant] joined ship from Devonport. 11 RNR Ratings joined ship from Chatham.

1.0pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

3.10pm: Finished Coaling 110 tons in.

7.0pm: 72 Ratings joined Ship from RNB.

8.0pm: 27 Ratings left ship for RNB. Discharged Staff Paymaster Barton.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 885 lbs, Vegetables 6720 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1672 + 110 = 1782 tons]


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23 May 1918

At [and leaving] Glasgow

Lat 55.93, Long -4.52 [very rough estimate]

8.0am: Employed Hands preparing Ship for sea.

9.0am: Tested Main Derrick. Discharged 3 Stoker POs, 3 Leading Stokers and 7 Stokers to RNB Devonport.

10.30am: Let go and proceed down river assisted by Tugs “Victor” and “Neptune”.

10.39am: Let go “Victor”. Engines and helm as requisite. Clyde pilot on board.

11.50am: Let go Tug “Neptune”.

1.5pm: Stopped. 1.18pm: Came to Port anchor, 4 shackles in 16 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Kempock Point N81W, Roseneath [Rosneath] Beacon N27W]

pm: Hands prepared for sea.

4.0pm: Weighed and turned. 4.15pm: Proceeded. “Portia” and “Mounsey” in Company. Courses as Requisite, 14 knots.

4.35pm: Passed through Boom. Reduced to 8 knots and dropped PVs. 4.40pm: Increased to 108 Revs.

5.35pm: Little Cumbrae abeam 0.6 miles, altered course S19W.

6.20pm: Holy Island Light House abeam, altered course S17W.

7.15pm: Ailsa Light House N71W, altered course S70W.

8.20pm: Altered course N77W. 8.40pm: Commenced ZZ.

9.0pm: Altered course N22W, ZZ.

10.53pm: Altacarry Light abeam 2 miles. 11.0pm: Altered course N17W,

11.30pm: Oversea [Oversay] Light N1W.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Draught: Forward 27’ 0”, Aft 26’ 6”]


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24 May 1918

From Glasgow to Halifax

Lat 57.20, Long -11.33

0.25am: Oversay Light abeam 1.2 miles. 0.26am: Altered course N31W ZZ.

2.45am: Skerryvore abeam.

3.20am: Barra Light N20E, Skerryvore Light N89E.

4.35am: Barra Light abeam.

9.0am: Parted company with Destroyer escort and ceased ZZ.

9.30am: Altered course N67W. Divisions and Prayers. Hands employed as requisite. Boys at School.

10.20am: Continued ZZ.

11.0am: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

11.20am: Pins replaced in depth charges.

1.0pm: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

4.0pm: Commenced “Atlantic” Routine.

4.50pm: Evening Quarters.

5.0pm: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

5.30pm: Reduced to 40 Revs. Ceased ZZ.

5.43pm: Increased to 60 Revs. Course West. Hoisted in PVs and Unbent Cables.

6.45pm: Increased to 72 revs. 6.50pm: Increased to 90 revs. Commenced ZZ.

7.0pm: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

9.0pm: Depth Charges ~~ back (pistols to safe).

11.0pm: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 317 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Mist and/or rain from 9am onwards, heavy north westerly or westerly swell from late am, noon temperature 55F, sea temperature 52F]


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25 May 1918

From Glasgow to Halifax

Lat 56.78, Long -21.15

2.15am: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 30 minutes Slow on GMT.

5.0am: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 45 minutes Slow on GMT.

7.15am: Reduced to 66 Revs, ceased ZZ.

7.30am: Cleared Patent Log.

9.6am: Cleared Patent Log.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

10.0am: Altered course S78W.

11.0am: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 1 hour 00 minutes Slow on GMT.

1.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 1h - 15m Slow on GMT.

4.30pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 397.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 1h - 30m Slow on GMT.

7.0pm: Unloaded Torpedo Tubes. Unshipped Depth Charges.

7.30pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 1h - 45m Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: 265.5 degrees - 326 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax 2152 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]

[South westerly wind increasing in pm from force 4-5 to 6-7, sea becoming rough in evening, rain at times]


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26 May 1918

From Glasgow to Halifax

Lat 54.63, Long -25.75

2.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

7.25am: Reduced to 60 Revs.

9.30am: Divisions, Read Prayers.

1.0pm: Altered course S79W.

2.10pm: Shipped heavy sea Forward, carried away griping spar spurs [?] and partially capsizing Starboard Sea Boat and other minor damage. Lost overboard 1 Boats Compass. Reduced to 45 Revs.

4.0pm: High Steep sea running.

4.25pm: Increased to 50 Revs.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 2 hours Slow on GMT.

8.30pm: Increased to 54 Revs.

10.30pm: Increased to 56 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 230 degrees - 201 miles]

[Number on sick list: 31]

[Wind south westerly or westerly force 5 early and late in day, force 7 from 9am to 4pm, with sea state very rough to high in that time, weather mostly fine, noon temperature 54F, sea temperature 49F]


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27 May 1918

From Glasgow to Halifax

Lat 52.92, Long -28.75

3.0am: Increased to 60 Revs.

6.30am: Deviation by Time Azimuth 1 degree E.

am: All Training Classes under Instructions. BL 7.5 inch filled Cordite 30 11/16 pounds, two in Number withdrawn from gun damaged and thrown overboard.

1.0pm: Altered course S76W.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 7 minutes = 2h - 7m Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: 226 degrees - 149 miles]

[Number on sick list: 36]


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28 May 1918

From Glasgow to Halifax

Lat 50.85, Long -32.08

5.0pm: Sighted steamer West North Westerly Bound East.

5.30pm: Put clocks back 13 minutes = 2h - 20m Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: 226 degrees - 171 miles]

[Number on sick list: 35]


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29 May 1918

From Glasgow to Halifax

Lat 48.26, Long -36.50

8.30am: Acting Seaman Torpedomen at Instruction.

9.0am: Fore Turret Magazine and S&Q [?] Parties at Divisional Drill.

10.54am: Sighted and passed Convoy “Isis” escorting.

1.0pm: Altered course S71W.

5.30pm: Clocks back 19 minutes = 2h - 39m Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: 228 degrees - 234 miles]

[Number on sick list: 29]


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30 May 1918

From Glasgow to Halifax

Lat 45.53, Long -40.63

1.30pm: Altered course S63W, 45 Revs. 1.35pm: Hove to, Course S58W approximately.

5.0pm: Increased to 52 Revs Starboard, 47 Revs Port.

5.30pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes = 2h - 49m Slow on GMT.

pm: Lost overboard Life Buoy Pattern +, one in Number.

7.55pm: Altered course S81W.

11.0pm: Increased to: 57 Revs Starboard, 51 Revs Port.

[Course and Distance made good: 235.5 degrees - 238 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax - 1162 miles]

[Number on sick list: 31]

[Wind south westerly in am, mostly north westerly in pm, squally force 7-9 to 9-11 from 9am to 9pm, then reducing; sea state very rough to high during this time, mist and rain on and off]


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31 May 1918

From Glasgow to Halifax

Lat 43.33, Long -43.20

9.0am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Aired Bedding.

10.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

1.0pm: Increased gradually to 72 Revs.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 11 minutes = 3h - 0m Slow on GMT, Halifax Summer Time.

[Course and Distance made good: 219.5 degrees - 171 miles]

[Number on sick list: 23]


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1918


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[Left hand side of cover of Log (“Copy of” crossed through); “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through)]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in but signed (though not dated) by Captain]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 June 1918

From Glasgow to Halifax

Lat 41.63, Long -49.02

8.0am: Passed SS “Republia Argentina” [presumably Republica Argentina] Belgian Relief, Baltimore to Rotterdam.

8.30am: Divisions, Aired Night Clothing.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Downtons - Correct.

11.30am: Sighted Iceberg ahead.

1.0pm to 1.15pm: Courses as Requisite, fired [blank] rounds at Iceberg about 50 to 60ft high 300 feet long.

1.15pm: Paid Monthly Money.

2.0pm: Increased to 78 Revs.

5.0pm: Quarters. Physical Drill. Read Warrant No 398.

6.30pm: Sighted Hospital Ship bound West.

9.0pm: Steamer passed bound East.

9.30pm: Hospital ship (“Araguaya” [subject of article here]) passed.

8.30pm: Deviation by star Time Azimuth 0.5 degrees W.

[Course and Distance made good: 248.5 degrees - 276 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax 685 miles]

[Number on sick list: 20]


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2 June 1918

From Glasgow to Halifax

Lat 42.13, Long -55.02

1.30am: Passed steamer bound East.

9.0am: Divisions. 10.0am: Divine Service.

Noon: Altered course N51W. 0.20pm: Increased to 84 Revs.

6.0pm: Deviation by Time Azimuth 0.5 degrees W.

10.15pm: Ran into thick fog. Reduced to 48 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: 274 degrees - 269 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Weather fine in am, mist, fog and rain in pm, with south westerly wind force 4 to 5-6 in pm, noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 50F]


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3 June 1918

From Glasgow to Halifax

Lat 43.25, Long -60.13

0.15pm: Altered course N39W. Reduced to 48 Revs.

2.0pm: Commenced sounding without Tubes.

3.55pm: Struck soundings 49 fathoms.

6.0pm and 9.30pm: Sounded every half hour.

[Course and Distance made good: 287 degrees - 230 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Chebucto Head 287 degrees - 166 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Mist and fog in am, fine in pm, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 42F]


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4 June 1918

From Glasgow to Halifax and at Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.57 [estimated]

1.30am and 4.30am: Sounded every half hour.

6.0am: Altered course N47W.

6.30am: Sighted Land Ahead.

6.40am: Sighted Outer Channel Buoy N65W, altered course WNW.

7.8pm: Passed Outer Channel Buoy, altered course NNW. 7.30am: Hauled in Patent Log.

7.58am: Passed Portuguese Shoal Buoy. Courses as Requisite for entering harbour. Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.33am: Passed through Outer Boom.

8.43am: Passed through Inner Boom.

8.50am: Stopped (for orders). 8.57am: Proceeded to No 9 Wharf.

9.2am: Lowered Boats. Proceeded alongside.

10.0am: Secured to No 9 Wharf. “Berwick” and “Highflyer” in harbour.

11.30am: Discharged Lieutenant Dart RNVR to “Niobe”, also mails.

pm: Prepared for coaling.

4.0pm: Leave to Port Watch to 11.0pm.

5.0pm: Discharged 20 Signalmen (convoy), 44 Ratings: to “Niobe”. 1 Rating joined ship from “Niobe”.

10.45pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Distance run through the Water: 180 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 278 tons]

[Draught: 22’ 11.5” Forward, 24’ 10.5” Aft]


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5 June 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.57

5.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Commenced Coaling.

am and pm: Coaling Ship.

9.0pm: Ceased coaling for the night.

10.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 788 lbs]


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6 June 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.63, Long -63.56 [estimated]

6.40am: Resumed coaling. Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

am: Coaling Ship.

10.30am: Finished coaling. Received 1360 Tons.

11.20am: Cast off from Wharf. Engines as Requisite, proceeded down harbour. Tug “Causo” in attendance.

11.55am: Came to Starboard anchor moored 4 shackles on each in “B” berth, 12.5 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings] [Starboard anchor: Pier N7W, Exhibition Building N46E, Dockyard Flag Staff N88W]

1.0pm: HMS “Olympic” arrived.

pm: Clean Ship.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

7.0pm: 1 Rating joined from “Highflyer”. “Olympic” sailed.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 810 lbs, Vegetables 2680 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 243 + 1360 = 1603 tons]

[Draught: 26’ 2.5” Forward, 26’ 0.5” Aft]


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7 June 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.63, Long -63.56

6.45am: “Berwick” and Convoy sailed.

7.35am: “Highflyer” sailed.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine [on this Friday].

11.30am: “Highflyer” returned to harbour.

pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting.

4.0pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 14]


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8 June 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.63, Long -63.56

8.0am: Landed Dockyard Party.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Lifebuoy - Correct.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, Boys to 6.30pm.

5.0pm: Landed 1 Small Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 757 lbs]

[Weather fine after early fog, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 44F]


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9 June 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.63, Long -63.56

6.0am: USS “Dubaque” [presumably Dubuque] and Convoy arrived. OOG [Officer of Guard] boarded ditto.

8.30am: Landed RCs.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.15am: Landed Wesleyans, Presbyterians. 10.30am: Held Divine Service.

1.0pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am, Boys to 6.30pm.

3.45pm: “Highflyer” sailed.

5.0pm: “Columbella” and convoy sailed.

11.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 14]


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10 June 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.63, Long -63.56

8.0am: Landed Dockyard Working Party.

8.30am: Landed Small Arm Companies and Marines for Route March.

11.30am: Landing Parties returned.

1.15pm: Landed Dockyard Working Party.

4.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1197 lbs, Vegetables 1800 lbs]


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11 June 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.63, Long -63.56

8.0am: Landed Dockyard party.

am: Hands employed Painting Ship. Re-stowing Shell and as Requisite.

pm: Hands employed Painting Ship. Re-stowing Shell and as Requisite. Carpenter Party drew extra Rafts from Dockyard.

4.0pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am.

6.0pm: USS “Dubaque” [sic] sailed.

[Number on sick list: 15]


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12 June 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.63, Long -63.56

am and pm: Hands employed Painting Ship.

2.0pm: Two US W/T operators reported on board for Duty.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 14]


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13 June 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.63, Long -63.56

8.0am: Landed Provisioning Party.

am and pm: Hands employed Painting and Provisioning.

1.0pm: Landed Provisioning Party.

4.20pm: Collier “Lake Huron” secured alongside.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch to 11pm.

[Number on sick list: 16]


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14 June 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.63, Long -63.56

5.30am: Commenced coaling.

am: Coal Ship.

11.10am: Finished Coaling. Received 360 tons.

11.30am: Collier cast off.

pm: Clean Ship.

2.0pm: Landed Dockyard Working Party.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

9.0pm: Held Concert on board.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1491 + 360 = 1851 tons]

[Draught: 27’ 2.5” Forward, 26’ 3” Aft]


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15 June 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.63, Long -63.56

am: Received 1 4.7 inch gun and mounting from Lighter “Lee” for passage to UK.

0.30pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am, Boys to 6.30pm.

1.30pm: Landed Rifle and Cricket teams.

5.0pm: 47 Newfoundland RNR ratings, 2 ABs and 1 Private RMLI joined the ship for passage.

[Number on sick list: 15]


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16 June 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.63, Long -63.56

8.35am: Landed RC Church party. 200 American Bluejackets joined ship from Boston for Passage.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.15am: Landed Lieutenant Poppleton RN to Hospital.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

Noon: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am, Boys 6.30pm.

0.28pm: HMS “Highflyer” arrived.

7.30pm: Discharged 1 Leading wireless rating and 1 Private RMLI.

8.0pm: 1 Wireless rating joined the ship from “Highflyer”.

10.20pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

11.20pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 13]


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17 June 1918

From Halifax to Liverpool and at Halifax

Lat 44.63, Long -63.56

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

6.30am: Discharged 11 Signal ratings for convoy duties.

8.0am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Unmoored, weighed Starboard anchor, shortened in to 3.5 [shackles] on Port anchor.

10.30am: Held “Convoy” Conference on board.

11.0am: Prepared for Sea.

Noon: Hoisted in Picket Boat, launch, sailing pinnace and galley.

1.0pm: Discharged 2 American ratings to hospital.

1.30pm: Hoisted in Steam pinnace. 12 American Officers (Naval) Joined for passage.

2.0pm: Convoy commenced sailing.

2.27pm: Weighed and turned. Engines as Requisite awaiting Convoy to pass.

3.15pm: Proceeded. 3.25pm: Passed through Inner Gate. 3.36pm: Passed through Outer Gate - Streamed PVs.

3.40pm: Increased to 12 knots, Courses as Requisite - Placed Depth Charges. Commenced “Danger Zone” Routine.

4.10pm: Portuguese Shoal Buoy. Course SSE, 78 Revs.

4.20pm: Sambro Light House abeam.

5.40pm: Altered course S44E, Convoy formed up.

6.0pm: Speed 7 knots. Roxburgh took guide of convoy.

6.40pm: Increased 9 knots. 3 US Submarine Chasers in Company. 6.50pm: Increased 11 knots.

7.30pm: Commenced ZZ No 16 (CB 415a).

9.0pm: Ceased ZZ.

pm: Formation of Convoy: “Agapenor”, “Orange Leaf” [RFA Orangeleaf], “Dominion” [there were several ships of this name at this time, Dominion (2) here is the most likely], “Cuzama” [or more likely Curama], “Huntsand” [probably Huntsend], “City of Glasgow”, “Carnarvonshire” [probably the ship listed here], “Welshman” [listed here], “Pannonia” [listed here], “Australia” [listed here].

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1657 lbs, Vegetables 4500 lbs]

[Draft: Forward 27’ 0”, Aft 26’ 3.5”]


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18 June 1918

From Halifax to Liverpool

Lat 43.20, Long -58.53 [1pm]

1.0am: Three vessels apparently US “Chasers” passed bound West.

4.30am: Daylight. Convoy and Escort in Sight.

5.0am: Commenced ZZ No 16.

5.5am: Ran into Fog. Ceased ZZ.

5.14am: Hauled in Patent Log and Streamed Fog Buoy.

7.12am: Hauled in Fog Buoy and Streamed Patent Log (7.20).

7.50am: Altered course S58E. US Chasers parted Company.

8.0am: Commenced ZZ No 16.

9.15am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

10.0am: “Roxburgh” hauled out of line and hoisted in PVs - Port PV missing.

10.10am: US Ratings to Physical Drill.

10.35am: Resumed Guide.

11.0am: Convoy Increased speed 0.25 knots.

1.0pm: Ceased ZZ. 1.45pm: 72 Revs.

2.0pm: Course S58E. Reformed Convoy.

4.0pm: Commenced ZZ No 17.

5.0pm: Quarters, Physical Drill.

9.0pm: Ceased ZZ.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 242 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 1937 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19


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19 June 1918

From Halifax to Liverpool

Lat 42.80, Long -52.62 [1pm]

3.0am: Put Clocks on 27 minutes = 2 hours 33 minutes Slow on GMT.

5.0am: All Convoy in Sight. Commenced ZZ No 16.

7.15am: Cleared Patent Log.

10.0am: US Ratings to Drill.

10.15am: Ceased ZZ, ran into banks of Fog.

11.0am: Hauled in Patent Log and Streamed Fog Buoy.

2.0pm: Altered course S53E.

4.30pm: Exercised Convoy in turning movements.

7.10pm: Ran into thick fog.

9.30pm: Fog cleared.

11.20pm: Hauled in Fog Buoy. Streamed Patent Log.

[Course and Distance made good: 95.5 degrees - 261 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Mist or fog for much of day, noon temperature 61F, sea temperature 53F]


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20 June 1918

From Halifax to Liverpool

Lat 42.53, Long -47.00 [1pm]

3.0am: Put clocks on 24 minutes = 2h - 9m Slow on GMT.

4.40am: All Convoy in Sight.

5.10am: Increased to 11.5 knots.

6.25am: Sighted and passed USS “Bridge” bound W.

7.0am: Aired bedding.

8.0am: Went into “Atlantic” Routine.

8.25am: Altered course S75E.

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

1.0pm: Altered course N84E.

7.55pm: Sighted steamer Bearing SxW with Flags Flying.

8.30pm: Exercised Action. Speed and Courses as Requisite to clear stranger - proved to be Belgian Relief Ship “Colombia” [probably Colombier] bound Sandy Hook.

9.0pm: Secured, resumed station. 9.15pm: In Station.

[Course and Distance made good: 93.5 degrees - 249 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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21 June 1918

From Halifax to Liverpool

Lat 45.27, Long -41.46 [1pm]

3.0am: Put clocks ON 19 minutes = 1h - 50m Slow on GMT.

3.30am: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

8.30am: Deviation by Time Azimuth 1.5 degrees E, Variation 28W.

11.30am: Exercised Convoy manoeuvring.

1.46pm: Reduced speed 0.5 knots (10.5 knots). 2.0pm: Altered course S88.5E.

7.30pm: Unshipped Depth Charges.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: 56 degrees - 290 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 1113 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[South westerly wind force 4 in am, force 4-5 in pm, with sea state rough, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 62F]


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22 June 1918

From Halifax to Liverpool

Lat 47.34, Long -36.00 [1pm]

3.0am: Put clocks on 26 minutes = 1h - 34m Slow on GMT.

5.0am: All Convoy in Station.

7.15am: Examined Patent Log (Foul).

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Exercised Convoy ZZ No 16 and turning.

Noon: “Dominion” and “Agapenor” exchanged Stations. Reduced to 8 knots. Ceased ZZ.

0.15pm: Increased to 10.5 knots.

1.30pm: Altered course S86E.

2.0pm: Commenced ZZ No 16.

2.30pm: Altered course 8 Points to Starboard. 2.35pm: Altered course 8 Points to Port. 2.40pm: Ceased ZZ.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters, Physical Drill.

[Course and Distance made good: 61.5 degrees - 258 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]


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23 June 1918

From Halifax to Liverpool

Lat 49.27, Long -30.28

3.30am: Put clocks on 21 minutes = 1h - 3m Slow on GMT

5.30am: Passed “Nortonian” [listed here] bound West.

8.2am: Commenced ZZ No 17.

11.0am: ZZ No 16. Reduced to 9.5 knots.

Noon: Ceased ZZ. “Australia” took station abeam of “Huntland”.

1.0pm: Commenced ZZ No 17. 1.30pm: Altered course S81E.

4.25pm: Ceased ZZ.

6.25pm: Commenced ZZ No 17.

9.30pm: Ceased ZZ.

[Course and Distance made good: 63 degrees - 257 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]


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24 June 1918

From Halifax to Liverpool

Lat 50.35, Long -24.70

3.0am: Put clocks on 24 minutes = 0 - 39 Slow on GMT.

4.40am: Commenced ZZ No 17.

8.30am: Commenced “Danger Zone” Routine. Placed Depth Charges Releasing Pins IN.

10.25am: Exercised Convoy at Manoeuvring.

10.40am: Resumed Course and ZZ No 17.

1.0pm: ZZ No 16.

2.0pm: Altered course S81.5E. Exercised Convoy at turning. 2.14pm: Resumed Course and ZZ No 16.

4.40pm: Quarters. Mustered Life Saving Gear.

7.0pm: ZZ No 17.

9.0pm: Removed Pins (safety) from Depth Charge Releasing Gear.

[Course and Distance made good: 73.5 degrees - 227 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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25 June 1918

From Halifax to Liverpool

Lat 51.23, Long -19.28

3.0am: Put clocks on 23 minutes = 16 minutes Slow on GMT.

4.30am: All Convoy in Station.

6.45am: Increased Convoy to 11 knots, ZZ No 16.

7.13am: “Roxburgh” ZZ Ahead of Convoy.

9.40am: “Roxburgh” resumed Guide. Increased Speed Convoy to 11.5 knots.

10.15am: Sighted suspicious object N60E, altered course 8 points to Starboard. 10.20am: “Roxburgh” proceeded to investigate. 10.33am: Convoy Resumed Course.

11.15am: Object Cable Buoy “C32”. Rejoined Convoy.

11.30am: “Curama” [sic] broke “O” flag and fired 3 Rounds at possible periscope.

11.45am: “Roxburgh” sighted and reported doubtful suspicious object SW.

1.45pm: Altered course S64E. Increased to 12 knots.

6.45pm: Changed ZZ to No 16.

9.24pm: Ran into thick haze. Ceased ZZ.

10.29pm: Cleared. Resumed ZZ No 17.

[Course and Distance made good: 76 degrees - 211 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 93 degrees - 162 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Rain or mist early and late in day, noon air and sea temperature 56F]


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26 June 1918

From Halifax to Liverpool

Lat 51.05, Long -12.90

3.0am: Put clocks on 16 minutes = GMT.

5.0am: Sighted Destroyer Escort.

6.45am: Escort took up stations.

7.30am: USS “Kimberley” [Kimberly] communicated.

8.45am: Tested Depth Charge Releasing Gears - Correct.

am: Escorting ships: USS “Kimberley”, “Terry”, “Paulding”, “Conyngham”, “Stockton”, “Sterett”, “Downes”, “Duncan”.

2.0pm: Altered course S67E.

5.0pm: Hauled out of line. Streamed PVs.

5.50pm: Resumed Station.

8.0pm: ZZ No 17.

[Course and Distance made good: 92.5 degrees - 241 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Liverpool 450 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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27 June 1918

From Halifax to Liverpool

Lat 51.80, Long -6.97

2.0am: Altered course N76.5E, ZZ.

6.30am: SS “Curama” parted Company under Escort of HMS “Jessamine” and USS Jenkins.

7.0am: Changed ZZ to No 16.

8.0am: Tested Depth Charge Releasing Gear - Correct.

9.18am: Increased Speed to 12.5 knots.

1.8pm: Hook Point Light House N23W, Coningbeg Light Vessel N14E.

2.47pm: Barrels Light Vessel N16W, 7.5 miles.

3.22pm: SS “Welshman” parted Company under escort of “P67”.

3.54pm: Tuskar Light House N16W 8 miles.

4.0pm: Altered course N45E, ZZ No 16. Increased to 13 knots.

9.30pm: Passed HMS Zephyr and 2 other TBDs.

6.15pm: Sighted Allied Submarine NW.

8.50pm: Sighted Bardsey Light S58E.

9.20pm: South Stack N66E.

10.15pm: South Stack N30E, Carnarvon Light Vessel S59E, Bardsey Light S12E.

11.50pm: Skerries Light abeam 12 miles.

Midnight: Altered course N75E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 240 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Liverpool 200 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]


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28 June 1918

From Halifax to Liverpool and at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.02 [estimated]

1.40am: Skerries S40W, Point Lymus [Lynas] S3W. Altered course S67E, ceased ZZ, 11 knots.

4.0am: Altered course S32E. 4.15am: Altered course S62E. Sighted North Channel Buoy S60E.

5.7am: Altered course S35E, N Channel Buoy abeam. Convoy dispersed and proceeded independently.

5.17am: Reduced to 8 knots. Hoisted in PVs.

5.20am: Proceeded into Harbour. Courses as Requisite, 80 Revs.

6.1am: Passed Formby Light Vessel.

6.18am: Passed Crosby Light Vessel.

6.50am: Passed New Brighton Tower.

7.0am: Came to Starboard anchor, 5 shackles, 11 fathoms. Put Clocks on 1 hour = BST.

[Anchor Bearings: Victoria Tower N73E, Vauxhall Chimney S52E, Waterloo Tower S23E: Anchor Bearing N 130 degrees]

am: Tug “Waterloo” in attendance on Ship. Hands employed preparing for Docking and as Requisite.

0.35pm: Dragged. Let go Port anchor, 3 shackles.

1.50pm: Weighed. 2.0pm: Proceeded. Engines as Requisite.

2.15pm: Pilot came on board. Tugs Waterloo, Collingwood and Herculaneum in attendance. Proceeded into Canada Docks.

2.35pm: Entered Lock.

3.25pm: Left Lock, canted and secured alongside Canada Tongue.

4.0pm: Secured alongside.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am.

5.30pm: Discharged 5 Ratings to Hospital.

6.12pm: American Naval Officers on Passage discharged.

7.0pm: Coal Lighters secured alongside.

8.0pm: 198 American Naval Ratings Discharged.

[Distance run through the Water: 218.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 744 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 528 tons]

[Draught: 23’ 5” Forward, 25’ 3.5” Aft]


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29 June 1918

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00 [estimated]

6.0am: Prepared ship for coaling.

8.0am: Commenced coaling.

am and pm: Coaling Ship.

Noon: Discharged 4 Ratings to Hospital.

1.0pm: Mr Bennett Carpenter re-joined ship from Hospital and RNB. Mr Hobbs Warrant Shipwright discharged to RNB.

6.30pm: Starboard Watch ceased coaling and cleaned. Paid Quarterly settlement to Starboard Watch and Starboard Watch proceeded on leave till 10am July 5th.

10.0pm: Completed with coal. Received 1200 tons.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 514 + 1200 = 1714 tons]


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30 June 1918

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

6.30am: Hoisted out Picket Boats Boiler.

am: Clean Ship.

1.0pm: Leave to second Part of Port Watch to 7.0am, Boys to 7.0pm.

pm: Paid quarterly settlement to Port Watch.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Draught: Forward 26’ 3”, Aft 25’ 9”]


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LOGS FOR JULY 1918


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[Left hand side of Log for July 1918 (“Copy of” crossed through); “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through)]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 July 1918

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

9.30am: Spread Quarter Deck awnings.

am: Signalman Burrows RMVR [Royal Marines Volunteer Reserve] left ship for Crystal Palace on receiving commission as Sub Lieutenant RMVR.

pm: Hands employed painting funnels etc and as requisite.

7.0pm: Dispatched 5 ratings to RN Hospital Devonport.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 400 lbs]

[Weather fine and calm, noon temperature 62F]


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2 July 1918

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

10.0am: Hoisted out Steam Pinnace.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

2.30pm: Crane gear alongside - hoisted out 4.7 gun received from Halifax Dockyard.

3.30pm: Hoisted in Steam pinnace. Discharged 16 RNR ratings to RMB Devonport.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men and patrol.

7.0pm: 4 Marines joined ship from RMB Devonport.

8.40pm: Discharged 8 ratings to RNB Chatham and 17 ratings to RMB Devonport.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Vegetables Received: 1680 lbs]


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3 July 1918

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

645am: Artificer Engineer Nicholas joined ship from RNB Portsmouth.

am: Hands employed painting, cleaning ship, and as requisite. 20 ratings joined ship from RNB Devonport.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.


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4 July 1918

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

6.30am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

8.30am: Ten ratings joined ship from RNB Devonport.

0.45pm: Coal lighter alongside.

pm: Hands Make and mend clothes.

10.0pm: 1 Marine joined ship from RMB Stonehouse.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1642 tons]


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5 July 1918

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

5.45am: Hands fall in and prepare for coaling.

9.5am: 8 Signal ratings joined ship.

9.45am: 5 seamen (RNR) and 1 stoker joined ship.

pm: Port watch - coaling ship. Starboard watch furling Quarter Deck awnings and getting in Bosun’s and Carpenter’s store.

3.40pm: Finished coaling. Received 101.15 tons.

7.10pm: Surgeon Payne RN joined ship from Haslar Hospital.

8.50pm: Discharged 2 Marines to RMB Stonehouse and 24 ratings to RNB Devonport.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 800 lbs, Vegetables Received: 5040 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1727.15 tons]


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6 July 1918

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

1.45am: 1 Electrician joined ship from Devonport.

5.45am: Hands fell in - cleaned ship. Saturday’s routine.

8.30am: Hands employed getting in stores.

9.30am: Hoisted in Carley raft.

11.25am: Yeoman of Signals and 4 RMVR signalmen left ship for duties in convoy.

11.45am: Received 31 bags of mails.

1.0pm: Discharged 1 seaman rating RNVR to Hospital.

pm: Hands employed getting in stores and as requisite.

3.0pm: Discharged 1 stoker rating to Hospital.

6.40pm: Discharged one AB to Hospital.

9.45pm: Discharged 1 seaman rating to RNB Devonport and 1 stoker rating to Hospital.

10.40pm: 4 ratings joined ship from RNB Devonport.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 424 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2016 lbs]


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7 July 1918

From Liverpool to Halifax or at Liverpool

Lat 53.46, Long -3.03 [estimated]

8.30am: Prepared for Sea.

9.15am: Tugs “Collingwood” and “Canning” alongside. Pilot (Mr Sale) embarked and Tugs “Trafalgar” and “Brocklebank”.

9.43am: Cast off, proceeded through Canada Lock.

10.30am: Left Dock. 10.40am: Tugs cast-off “Collingwood” remained in attendance. Courses and speeds as Requisite for anchoring.

11.0am: Came to Starboard anchor, 6 shackles in 10.5 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: New Brighton Tower S35W, Rock Light S70W, St Mary’s Church N58E]

11.15am: Hoisted out Steam Pinnace. Placed Depth Charges and tested Release Gear.

1.30pm: Received 4 Bags of Mails for Bermuda, 2 Bags of Mails for Halifax.

2.30pm: Put clocks back 1 hour = GMT.

6.0pm: Convoy commenced sailing. Hoisted in Steam Pinnace.

6.40pm: Weighed and proceeded. Courses and speeds as Requisite for leaving Harbour.

7.50pm: Stopped off Formby Light Vessel and disembarked Pilot. Passed “Mauretania” entering harbour.

8.30pm: Streamed PVs. Convoy formed up and “Cornwall” joined.

8.54pm: Passed Outer Swept Channel Buoy.

8.58pm: Course N77W, 69 Revs. Streamed Patent Log.

pm: Convoy: Clan Monroe, “Maunganui” [listed here], “Agapenor”, Ixion, Dominion, Iyo Maru [Iyo Maru (1) listed here], Carnarvonshire, Pannonia, Botanist. Escort: “Camelia” [Camellia], “Flying Fox” and US Destroyers Balch, Paulding, Duncan.

11.50pm: Point Lymus [Lynas] abeam 10 miles.

[Distance run through the Water: 2.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Draught: Forward 27’ 4”, Aft 26’ 2.5”]


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8 July 1918

From Liverpool to Halifax

Lat 51.95, Long -5.87

0.43am: Skerries abeam 10 miles. 1.0am: Altered course S63W.

2.0am: Altered course S44W. 2.10am: South Stack S52E, Skerries S82E.

2.30am: Commenced ZZ No 16.

6.40am: “Duncan” dropped Depth Charge, altered course 8 Points to Port.

6.50am: “Roxburgh” opened fire on Suspicious object. 6.52am: Ceased fire, object probably fish.

7.5am: Resumed Course. 7.40am: Resumed ZZ. Passed “Hunting Flotilla”.

9.5am: Tested Depth Charge Release Gear.

9.30am: Passed Convoy homeward bound 18 ships approximately.

10.40am: Sighted Tuskar Rock N70W.

10.48am: Tuskar Rock N30W.

Noon: Smalls S9.5E, Bishop Rock S52.5E. Altered course S74W.

1.20pm: “Paulding” dropped Depth Charges (on oil wake). 1.50pm: Ditto. Convoy altered course 8 points to Starboard.

2.4pm: Convoy Resumed Course, ZZ No 17.

5.0pm: Quarters. Physical Drill.

Midnight: Ceased ZZ.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 170 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax 2498 miles]

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Rain or showers early and late in day, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 53F]


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9 July 1918

From Liverpool to Halifax

Lat 49.68, Long -10.75

2.0am: Commenced ZZ No 17.

5.0am: All Convoy in Sight.

7.30am: Examined Patent Log - Clear.

am: Tested Depth Charge Release Gear. Divisions, Prayers. Hands employed as Requisite.

Noon: Altered course N69W, ceased ZZ.

0.30pm: Escort parted Company. 0.50pm: Increased to 11 knots. 1.0pm: Commenced ZZ No 17.

2.0pm: Cornwall took station abeam of “Roxburgh”.

5.0pm: “Roxburgh” hauled out of line.

5.45pm: Hoisted in PVs.

6.30pm: Resumed Guide of Convoy. “Cornwall” parted Company.

8.30pm: Altered course 8 points to Port. 8.45pm: Altered course 8 points to Starboard. Resumed ZZ No 17.

Midnight: Ceased ZZ.

[Course and Distance made good: 234 degrees - 230 miles]

[Number on sick list: 36]

[North westerly wind becoming squally in pm, force 5-6 from 9pm with sea becoming rough; showers all day]


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10 July 1918

From Liverpool to Halifax

Lat 49.42, Long -16.28

2.30am: Commenced ZZ No 17.

4.30am: “Iyo Maru” and “Dominion” astern of station.

5.18am: Reduced to 10.5 knots.

6.0pm: “Dominian” in Station.

11.30pm: Passed Convoy of 7 ships homeward bound.

1.0pm: Ceased ZZ. Altered course N60W. Commenced ZZ No 16.

1.30pm: Ceased ZZ. Reduced to 10 knots.

3.0pm: “Clan Munro” parted Company.

3.30pm: Iyo Maru parted Company.

4.0pm: Increased to 10.5 knots.

4.40pm: Altered course 4 Points to Starboard. 5.15pm: Altered course 4 Points to Port.

7.0pm: Commenced ZZ No 17.

9.40pm: Altered course 4 Points to Port. 9.50pm: Altered course 4 points to Starboard. Resumed ZZ.

11.0pm: Ceased ZZ.

[Course and Distance made good: 266 degrees - 215.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 56]

[Squally north westerly wind force 4-6 in am, reducing slightly in pm]


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11 July 1918

From Liverpool to Halifax

Lat 49.80, Long -22.28

3.0am: Commenced ZZ No 17.

1.0pm: Altered course N65W, ZZ.

10.0pm: Ceased ZZ. Dispersed Convoy. “Roxburgh” altered course N77W, 75 Revs.

11.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 0 - 15 Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: 276 degrees - 234 miles]

[Number on sick list: 66] [this appears to be the peak number, presumably relating to the influenza pandemic]


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12 July 1918

From Liverpool to Halifax

Lat 49.07, Long -29.25

2.0am: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 30 minutes Slow on GMT.

3.0am: Commenced ZZ No 17.

5.0am: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 45m Slow on GMT.

7.15am: Ceased ZZ.

8.0am: Commenced Atlantic Routine. Depth Charges: Releasing Pins: IN, Pistol to: FIRE.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Exercised General Quarters. Course and speed varied whilst changing over steering positions. Hands employed as Requisite.

11.0am: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 1h - 0m Slow on GMT.

1.0pm: Altered course N79W.

3.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 1h - 15m Slow on GMT.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 1h - 30m Slow on GMT. Passed 3 masted topsail schooner bound Westerly.

7.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 1h - 45m Slow on GMT.

11.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 2h - 0m Slow on GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: 260.5 degrees - 275 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax 1550 miles]

[Number on sick list: 56]


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13 July 1918

From Liverpool to Halifax

Lat 47.53, Long -36.28

3.0am: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 2h - 15m Slow on GMT.

5.0am: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 2h 30m Slow on GMT.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine. Tested Depth Charge Releasing Gear - Correct.

1.0pm: Altered course N83W.

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 2h - 45m Slow on GMT.

7.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes = 3 hours 0 minutes Slow on GMT, Halifax Summer Time.

8.30pm: Altered course N40W. 8.45pm: Altered course N83W.

[Course and Distance made good: 252 degrees - 295 miles]

[Number on sick list: 50]


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14 July 1918

From Liverpool to Halifax

Lat 45.60, Long -42.73

3.50am: At 3.50am Departed this Life Albert Douglas, Able Seaman ON:- J 37910.

[Entry on Casualty List reads: Roxburgh, cruiser. DOUGLAS, Albert, Able Seaman, J 37910 (Dev), illness]

9.0am: Divisions, Divine Service.

11.45am: Committed to the Deep the Remains of the late Albert Douglas, Able Seaman ON:- J37910.

1.0pm: Altered course N78W.

2.5pm: Increased to 78 Revs.

8.30pm: Altered course N40W. 8.39pm: Altered course N30W. 8.47pm: Altered course N78W.

[Course and Distance made good: 241.5 degrees - 291 miles]

[Number on sick list: 40]


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15 July 1918

From Liverpool to Halifax

Lat 44.20, Long -49.45

2.0am: Ship shewing all Lights passed to Northward bound Easterly.

3.0am: Exercised Hand Wheel Party.

6.30am: Aired Bedding.

9.50am: Aired Night clothing.

am: Exercised Range Takers whilst passing through Fishing fleet of 6 ships.

10.0am: Passed Iceberg 6 miles to Southward.

10.30am: Commenced sounding. 11.0am: 55 fathoms.

1.0pm: Altered course N70W. Ran into Fog Patches.

7.0pm: Passed Dead Whale.

10.15pm: Ran into Fog.

[Course and Distance made good: 253 degrees - 300 miles]

[Number on sick list: 27]

[Weather fine or overcast in am, mist or fog in pm, noon temperature 55F, sea temperature 50F]


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16 July 1918

From Liverpool to Halifax

Lat 43.55, Long -55.97

0.40am: Reduced to 48 Revs. 1.10am: Increased to 78 Revs.

8.0am: Altered course N75W.

8.30am: Acting Seaman Torpedomen to school.

9.20am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

1.30pm: Altered course N68W.

5.45pm: Reduced speed. Streamed PVs. 6.0pm: Proceeded.

6.30pm: Bent Bower Cables.

9.0pm: Altered course N51W. 9.30pm: Altered course N42W.

11.0pm: Passed steamer bound W.

11.55pm: Sighted and passed steamer bound East.

Midnight: Sounded 1/250 fathoms wire.

[Course and Distance made good: 262 degrees - 282 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax 343 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Fog, mist and/or rain until 8pm]


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17 July 1918

From Liverpool to Halifax or at Halifax

Lat 44.23, Long -62.48

1.0am: Sounded every half hour.

am: Tested Depth Charge Release Gear - Correct. Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed as Requisite.

2.53pm: Sighted Swept Channel Buoy W0.5S, altered course S88W.

3.13pm: Altered course N22.5W, Buoy abeam 4 cables.

3.52pm: Sambro Light abeam. Hoisted in PVs. Speed as Requisite.

4.8pm: Passed Portuguese Shoal Buoy. Courses and Speeds as Requisite for entering Harbour.

5.0pm: Stopped. Hoisted out Steam Pinnace and lowered Sea Boat.

5.5pm: Proceeded alongside No 9 Wharf.

5.20pm: Secured alongside. Ships in Harbour: “Cornwall”, “Berwick”, “Leviathan”.

[Secured alongside No 9 Pier]

6.0pm: Discharged Mails.

7.0pm: Discharged 3 cases to Hospital.

8.0pm: Discharged 7 Ratings to “Niobe”, 2 Ratings to Hospital.

11.0pm: Steam Pinnace Drew fires.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 288 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Chebucto Head 289 degrees - 47 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]


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18 July 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.66, Long -63.58 [estimated]

5.5am: Commenced Coaling. 5.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

am: Coaling Ship.

Noon: Ceased Coaling.

3.0pm: Re-commenced Coaling.

3.30pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Hospital.

pm: Coal Ship.

10.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.0pm: Ceased Coaling.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 709 lbs, Vegetables 3600 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 437 tons]

[Weather fine in am, then overcast, noon temperature 71F, sea temperature 65F]


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19 July 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.66, Long -63.58

5.20pm: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace. 5.30am: Re-commenced coaling.

10.55am: Finished coaling. Received 1288 Tons.

11.30am: Discharged 2 Ratings to Hospital

Noon: Cast off from wharf - proceeded to “C” berth assisted by tug “Helena”.

0.15pm: Cast off “Helena”. 0.20pm: Let go starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Exhibition Point N21W, No 4 Pier abeam Starboard S62W, Black Rock Buoy N67E]

1.25pm: Discharged 1 rating to Hospital.

2.10pm: Hoisted out launch, picket boat and skiff.

6.30pm: Landed liberty men.

[Draught: 27’ 0.5” Forward, 26’ 1” Aft]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 416 + 1288 = 1704 tons]


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20 July 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56 [estimated]

5.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship - Saturday Routine.

9.30am: HMS “Berwick” sailed with convoy.

am: Life boats [buoys] tested and found correct.

2.0pm: Hopper barge No 2 alongside with water.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned - drew fires in steam pinnace.

11.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 707 lbs]


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21 July 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

9.30am: Divisions. 10.0am: Held Divine service.

10.15am: Wesleyan and Presbyterian Church Parties landed.

10.38am: Departed this life Richard Horsfall Ordinary Seaman J71276 at RN Canadian Hospital, Halifax, NS [Nova Scotia]. [Entry on Casualty List reads: Roxburgh, cruiser. HORSFALL, Richard, Ordinary Seaman, J 71276, illness]

4.45pm: Hoisted galley

[Number on sick list: 8]


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22 July 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

8.0am: 1 Convoy Signalman rejoined ship from “Panonnia” [Pannonia].

11.0am: Ash boat alongside.

1.30pm: Landed Funeral Party to bury the late Richard Horsfall Ordinary Seaman J71276 of this ship.

4.50pm: Landed liberty men.


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23 July 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

9.0am: Hoisted out Sailing pinnace.

10.0am: Landed Ships Company for picnic in Bedford Basin.

Noon: 3 Signal ratings rejoined from SS “Agapenor”.

pm: Hands remaining on board - placing windsails and opening up ventilators.

6.30pm: Ship’s Company returned from picnic.

11.0pm: Banked fires in Picket Boat. 11.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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24 July 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

8.30am: Landed picnic party.

9.45am: 1 Signal rating rejoined from SS “Dominion”.

11.15pm: HMS “Columbella” entered harbour. Officer of the Guard Boarded.

11.55pm: Banked fires in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 691 lbs]


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25 July 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

9.30am: Ship’s Company returned from picnic.

10.0am: Hoisted Sailing pinnace - water boat alongside.

am: Hands employed cleaning and hoisting boats and as requisite.

Noon: “Coastguard” alongside with provisions.

pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.

3.55pm: Provision lighter left.

4.30pm: Leave to port watch until 7am.

4.35pm: Landed liberty men.

10.30pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

11.35pm: Concert party returned on board.

11.50pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.


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26 July 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

9.0am: USS “Columbia” entered harbour.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers and physical drill.

pm: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

3.0pm: Discharged 1 Leading Stoker to Hospital.

4.0pm: Leave to starboard watch until 7am, Boys 6.30 [pm]. Landed liberty men.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1053 lbs]


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27 July 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

am: Tested starboard life buoys:- correct. Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

4.0pm: Cheered ship:- convoy left harbour.

4.50pm: HMS “Columbella” left.

5.0pm: Leave to port watch until 10pm, boys 6.30pm. Landed liberty men.

5.20pm: Hoisted galley.

5.50pm: Hopper barge No 2 left ship.

7.45pm: HMS “Leviathan” left harbour.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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28 July 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

7.40am: HMS “Highflyer” entered harbour.

8.0am: Officer of the Guard boarded.

8.30am: Landed RC Church party (42).

9.40am: Divisions. 10.0am: Landed Non Conformist Church Party (40). RC Church party returned. 10.15pm: Held Divine Service on board.

Noon: Leave to starboard watch till 7.0am, Boys 6.30pm.

0.55pm: Non-Conformist Church Party returned.

1.30pm: Landed liberty men.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 60F]


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29 July 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

8.30am: Landed Marines for route march.

10.30am: Landed working party in dockyard.

am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

2.45pm: Dockyard party returned.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

4.30pm: Leave to the port watch till 7.0am, Boys 6.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 781 lbs]


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30 July 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite. Carried out quarterly diving practice.

2.0pm: Tested submersible Electric pump - correct.

4.0pm: Leave to starboard watch until 7.0am, Boys 6.30pm.

4.45pm: Landed liberty men.

5.30pm: Exercised watch at turning out PVs.

9.0pm: Exercised burning searchlights.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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31 July 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

6.30am: Landed tug-of-War teams.

am: Hands Painting ship.

3.0pm: Leave to port watch until 7.0am.

4.0pm: Exercised watch at turning out PVs.

4.30pm: Landed training teams.

6.30pm: Landed liberty men. 6.35pm: Sports party and training teams returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1918


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for August 1918. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through)]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Ernald L Morant, Navigating Officer]

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[Page not filled in and crossed through but signed by Captain. HMS “Roxburgh” 1 September 1918. Forwarded to: The Secretary of the Admiralty, Whitehall, London SW]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before except: Error of Mercurial Barometer: +0.005 at 27.5, -0.005 from 29.0 to 30.0, -0.001 from 30.5 to 31.0]


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1 August 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

8.40am: Landed Seamen and Stokers for Route march.

10.0am: Hopper Barge No 1 alongside with fresh water.

11.45am: Landing party returned.

Noon: Leave to Starboard Watch until 10pm.

1.30pm: Two wireless boys joined ship.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty men

5.0pm: Hoisted galley

6.0pm: One signal rating joined ship.

8.30pm: Collier “Clintonia” alongside. Rigged Collier.

9.20pm: Finished rigging coaling gear.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]


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2 August 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

4.10am: Commenced coaling. 4.30am: Lit Fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

8.0am: Finished coaling. Received 217 tons.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.30am: HMS Devonshire entered and Officer of Guard boarded.

11.15am: Cast off collier “Clintonia”.

1.15am: Landed Dockyard party.

1.45am: Shortened in to 3.5 shackles.

4.30pm: Landed sports party. Leave to Port watch until 1am, Boys 6.30pm.

6.30pm: Landed Liberty men.

11.0pm: Picket Boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1530 + 217 = 1747 tons]


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3 August 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

8.30am: Hands employed in cleaning ship and as requisite.

11.0am: Took in cargo provisions.

Noon: Discharged 1 rating to Hospital.

0.15pm: First class leave to Starboard watch until 7am. First and second parts Port Watch until 10.30pm, Boys 8pm.

1.20pm: Discharged 2 ratings to Hospital.

3.0pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Hospital.

5.0pm: 85 ratings joined ship from Niobe. 3 ratings return from Hospital.

6.0pm: 1 seaman and 4 stoker ratings joined ship from “Highflyer”.

8.0pm: 7 Ratings joined ship from Niobe for passage.

8.45pm: 1 Seaman joined ship from “Highflyer” and 7 from Shearwater.

11.45pm: Both Boats drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 342 lbs]


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4 August 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

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

5.45am: Hands employed in cleaning ship as requisite.

9.30am: 3 Signal ratings joined ship. Prepared for Sea.

11.30am: Discharged Convoy signalmen to various ships.

11.50am: Hoisted in Picket Boat.

2.0pm: Hoisted in Steam Pinnace.

2.49pm: Shortened in to 2 shackles.

3.7pm: Convoy proceeded [? - very faint]. Anchor away, and proceeded. Courses as Requisite, 75 revs.

3.26pm: Dropped PVs. 3.41pm: Maugher lighthouse abeam.

4.15pm: Streamed Trident log. Chebucto Head Light House abeam 1.5 miles.

5.0pm: Place Depth Charges and removed safety pins.

5.30pm: Altered course S46E. Convoy formed up, 3 Sub Chasers in Company.

7.10pm: “Roxburgh” took Guide, speed 11 knots.

pm: Convoy Organisation: No 1 Column: “Dominion”, “Tennyson” [listed here]; No 2 Column: Nellore, City of Glasgow; No 3 Column: Ixion, Bellerophon [Bellerophon (2) listed here]; No 4 Column: Bramble Leaf [Brambleleaf], Nankin [Nankin (2) listed here], Anselm [probably]; No 5 Column: Pannonia, Margha [listed here], Cassandra [listed here]; No 6 Column: Carnarvonshire, Cherry Leaf [Cherryleaf]; No 7 Column: Huntsend, Mandingo [Mandingo (4) listed here]; No 8 Column: Mexico [there are several possibilities for this name at this time], Cornishman.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Draught: Forward 27’ 2”, Aft 26’ 5.5”]


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5 August 1918

From Halifax to Liverpool

Lat 43.20, Long -58.93 [1pm position]

1.50am: Sighted Light on Starboard bow.

4.0am: All Convoy in sight, Submarine Chasers not in sight.

4.30am: Commenced ZZ No 57 (CB 585A).

9.0am: Ceased ZZ. Altered course S57E.

9.20am: Resumed ZZ No 57.

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

am: Hands employed as Requisite.

0.30pm: ZZ No 52.

1.45pm: Convoy Increased to 11.5 knots.

2.0pm: Passed American Steamer bound West.

4.45pm: “Roxburgh” hauled out of line. Courses and Speeds as Requisite.

4.50pm: Quarters, mustered Lifebelts.

5.20pm: Hoisted in PVs. Sighted strange object S30E. Closed ditto found it to be a triangle [symbol] target - Proceeded to rejoin Convoy.

7.5pm: In Station.

8.30pm: Convoy reduced to 11 knots.

9.0pm: Ceased ZZ.

9.30pm: Altered course 4 points to Port.

10.0pm: Altered course 4 points to Starboard.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 229 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV D 1938 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 60F, sea temperature 61F]


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6 August 1918

From Halifax to Liverpool

Lat 42.53, Long -53.27

3.0am: Put clocks on 20 minutes = 2h - 40m Slow on GMT.

5.0am: Commenced ZZ No 57.

7.0am: Examined Patent Log. 7.30am: Increased to 11.5 knots.

8.0am: Commenced Atlantic Routine. Tested Depth Charge Release Gear - Correct.

10.20am: “Mexico” hauled out of line.

10.40am: Convoy Reduced to 11 knots. “Roxburgh” hauled out of line to communicate with “Mexico”.

11.0am: Training Classes under Instructions.

11.15am: “Roxburgh” and Mexico proceeded to rejoin convoy.

0.30pm: “Roxburgh” resumed guide.

3.50pm: Exercised Convoy in turning. 4.10pm: Resumed Course and ZZ No 57.

4.15pm: “Roxburgh” hauled out of line and proceeded to investigate strange sail.

4.50pm: Quarters, Physical Drill.

5.0pm: Exchanged signals with French man-of-war carrying out Patrol Duties. Proceeded to rejoin convoy.

7.40pm: Resumed guide.

7.50pm: Heavy squall from Northward. Ceased ZZ.

9.30pm: Altered course 4 points to Starboard. 10.0pm: Altered course 4 points to Port.

[Course and Distance made good: 99 degrees - 253 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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7 August 1918

From Halifax to Liverpool

Lat 42.52, Long -47.33

3.0am: Put clocks on 23 minutes = 2h - 17m Slow on GMT.

5.20am: Commenced ZZ No 52.

7.38am: Increased 0.5 knots = 11.5 knots.

10.0am: Altered course N87E. Ceased ZZ, speed 11 knots.

11.50am: Hauled in Patent Log. Streamed Fog Buoy. Noon: Speed 11 knots.

1.0pm: Increased to 11.5 knots. 1.30pm: Hauled in Fog Buoy. 1.45pm: Streamed Patent Log.

5.0pm: Decreased to 11 knots. 5.30pm: Deviation by Time Azimuth 2 degrees East.

7.0pm: “Ixion” regained station after carrying out firing practices.

9.30pm: Turned 4 points to Port. 10.0pm: Turned 4 points to Starboard.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew and HW [Hand Wheel] Party.

[Course and Distance made good: 90 degrees - 264 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]


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8 August 1918

From Halifax to Liverpool

Lat 44.70, Long -41.95

2.30am: Put clocks on 23 minutes = 1h - 54m Slow on GMT.

5.0am: Depth Charges put to “Safe” and t~~ back.

6.0am: All Convoy in sight.

8.30am: “Cherry Leaf” hove to - to repair Steering Gear. 8.50am: Reduced speed Convoy to 10 knots.

0.15pm: “Cherry Leaf” resumed station. “Dominion” astern of station.

1.47pm: Convoy altered course S88E.

3.0pm: Sighted schooner to SE.

3.30pm: Hoisted Disregard and closed Schooner “The Gay Gordon” [probably this ship] of Nova Scotia.

5.30pm: Roxburgh resumed Guide.

Midnight: Examined Log - Foul.

[Course and Distance made good: 60.5 degrees - 268 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” 1139 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Wind north westerly then westerly force 4-6 or 5 for most of day, sea state mostly rough or very rough, showers at times, noon temperature 61F, sea temperature 55F]


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9 August 1918

From Halifax to Liverpool

Lat 46.30, Long -36.83

3.0am: Put clocks on 23 minutes = 1h - 31m Slow on GMT.

5.30am: All Convoy in sight.

7.55am: Increased speed Convoy to 10.5 knots.

1.0pm: “Pannonia” hauled out of line to carry out Firing Exercise.

1.45pm: Sighted schooner (topsail) Bearing ENE steering Westerly.

4.10pm: “Pannonia” resumed station.

5.15pm: Convoy Increased to 10.75 knots.

9.15pm: Convoy altered course 4 points to Starboard. 9.45pm: Convoy Resumed Course.

[Course and Distance made good: 66 degrees - 267 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]


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10 August 1918

From Halifax to Liverpool

Lat 48.22, Long -31.07

2.0am: Put clocks on 22 minutes = 1h - 9m Slow on GMT.

5.30am: Commenced ZZ No 52. “Dominion” astern of Station.

10.30am: Set Starboard Depth Charge to 100 feet, Pins out; Port Depth Charge to 150 feet, Pins out.

am: Carried out Saturday Routine.

0.15pm: Ceased ZZ No 52. 0.20pm: Commenced ZZ No 57.

1.29pm: Altered course 8 Points to Starboard. 1.39pm: Altered course 8 Points to Port.

1.44pm: Altered course S79E, continued ZZ. 1.53pm: Altered course 3 Points to Starboard. 2.3pm: Altered course 3 Points to Port.

3.0pm: Passed steamer bound Westerly.

7.0pm: Sighted 3 masted schooner hull down to Northward.

9.5pm: Ceased ZZ. 9.15pm: Altered course 4 Points to Port. 9.45pm: Altered course 4 Points to Starboard and Reduced to 10.5 knots.

[Course and Distance made good: 63.5 degrees - 261 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]


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11 August 1918

From Halifax to Liverpool

Lat 49.30, Long -25.07

3.0pm: Put clocks on 25 minutes = 0h - 44m Slow on GMT.

5.0pm: Commenced ZZ No 57 (= 91%).

9.15am: “City of Glasgow” hauled out of line to repair Condenser.

9.30am: “Pannonia” hauled out of line for Burial Service. Divisions, Prayers.

11.25am: “Pannonia” resumed Station.

1.15pm: “City of Glasgow” resumed Station.

1.30pm: Ceased ZZ, altered course S76E. 1.39pm: Commenced ZZ No 55.

8.45pm: “Bellerophon” hauled out of line with Engine Trouble.

9.5pm: Ceased ZZ. 9.15pm: Altered course 8 Points to Port. 10.15pm: Altered course 8 Points to Starboard.

[Course and Distance made good: 74.5 degrees - 246 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV “D” - 397 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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12 August 1918

From Halifax to Liverpool

Lat 50.20, Long -19.12

3.0am: Put clocks on 22 minutes = 0h - 22m Slow on GMT.

5.0am: Convoy commenced ZZ No 57.

am: Tested Depth Charge Release Gear - Correct. Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Gunlayers and Acting Gunlayers II under Instruction. Remainder employed as Requisite.

1.25pm: Ceased ZZ. 1.38pm: Altered course S68.5E. 1.42pm: Commenced ZZ No 55.

9.11pm: Ceased ZZ. 9.14pm: GMT: [Lat] 50 18 N, [Long] 17 05 W].

9.17pm: Altered course 8 points to Port. 10.17pm: Altered course 8 points to Starboard.

[Course and Distance made good: 77 degrees - 236 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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13 August 1918

From Halifax to Liverpool

Lat 50.65, Long -13.45

3.0am: Put clocks on 22 minutes = GMT.

5.0am: Commenced ZZ No 55 (91%).

5.55am: Sighted Destroyer Escort.

6.45am: Ceased ZZ. Hauled in Patent Log. Communicate with HMS “Snowdrop”.

7.20am: Resumed ZZ No 55.

am: Tested Depth Charge Release Gear - Correct.

8.45am: Altered course S76E. 9.15am: Increased speed 0.5 knots.

am: 6 inch Guns Crews at Loader. RNRs Gunlayers and Gunlayers 2 (Acting) under Instruction. Hands employed as Requisite.

am: Escorting Ships: “Snowdrop”, “Heather”, USS “Sterett”, “Terry”, “Conynham” [Conyngham], “Trippe”, “Ammen”, “Jenkin” [Jenkins].

1.26pm: Ceased ZZ. 1.32pm: Altered course S75E. 1.40pm: Commenced ZZ No 57.

2.40pm: US Destroyers “Downes” and “Paulding” joined escort.

5.45pm: Dropped PVs.

10.0pm: Ceased ZZ.

[Course and Distance made good: 83 degrees - 224 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Liverpool 486 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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14 August 1918

From Halifax to Liverpool

Lat 51.42, Long -7.17

5.0am: Commenced ZZ No 5.

8.30am: Convoy altered course N68E.

am: Guns Crews at Loader Drill. Hands employed as Requisite.

1.35pm: Escort for Bristol Channel Ships arrived.

1.40pm: “Dominion”, “Cornishman”, “Bramble Leaf” parted Company with their Escort.

1.50pm: Sighted Allied Submarine Bearing ENE. Passed ditto “H 11”.

5.5pm: Sighted Smalls Light House S32E 16 miles.

5.35pm: Ceased ZZ. 5.40pm: Convoy altered course N43E. 6.0pm: Resumed ZZ No 55.

7.54pm: Tuskar Rock Light House N76W.

10.55pm: Ceased ZZ.

11.54pm: Bardsey Island Light abeam 19.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 252 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]


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15 August 1918

From Halifax to Liverpool or at Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.02 [estimated]

0.30am: Carnarvon Bay Light Vessel Bearing N82E, South Stack Light N10E.

2.31am: South Stack abeam (S40E) 10.5 miles.

3.0am: Altered course N74E.

3.40am: Skerries Light abeam (S16E) 7 miles.

4.0am: Altered course S80E.

4.20am: Commenced ZZ No 55.

5.15am: Altered course S72E.

7.0am: Ceased ZZ.

7.26am: Altered course 4 Points to Port. 7.40am: Altered course 4 Points to Starboard.

7.45am: Sighted Bar Light Bearing S52E. Formed Single Line Ahead.

8.20pm: Hauled in Patent Log.

8.23pm: Passed Northern Swept Channel Buoy. Courses and speeds as Requisite.

9.0pm: Pilot embarked. Proceeded as Requisite.

10.22pm: Came to Starboard anchor, 4 shackles in 8 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Vauxhall Chimney S29E, Seacombe Ferry ~~ S21W, New Brighton Tower N24.5W]

11.0am: Tug “Harrington” in attendance. Hands employed as Requisite.

1.0pm: Prepared for going into Docks.

4.12pm: Weighed and proceeded as Requisite for entering Sandon Half Tide Dock.

5.5pm: Entered Dock, Tugs in attendance.

5.27pm: Secured on Western Wall of Sandon Half Tide Dock.

7.30pm: Leave to Port Watch to 11pm August 21st, First Part of Starboard Watch to 7am.

[Distance run through the Water: 230 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Provisions received: 676 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 476 tons]

[Draught: Forward 23’ 6”, Aft 25’ 4.5”]


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16 August 1918

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.01 [estimated]

[In Sandon Half Tide Dock]

10.30am: Spread Quarter Deck Awning. Hands employed as requisite.

Noon: Leave second Part of Starboard from 4.30 till 7am, Watchkeepers 1pm.

1.30pm: Hands employed Special Painting Party painting, Tank Party cleaning Fresh Water Tanks, Remainder as requisite.

3.50pm: Nanchahda [possibly Nantahala, listed here] made fast alongside.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty Men.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol, 1 PO and 3 men.

6.15pm: Liberty Men landed.

6.50pm: Discharged 83 Ratings RNR to depot.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 2240 lbs]

[Weather overcast and quiet, noon temperature 65F]


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17 August 1918

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.01

[In Sandon Half Tide Dock]

8.15am: Hands employed getting out provisions.

9.30am: Worked Main Derrick. Hoisted out Steam Pinnace Boiler.

Noon: Leave first Part Starboard from 1.30pm to 7am. Leave to boys till 10pm.

1.30pm: Landed Liberty Men.

5.30pm: Lieutenant EL Morant appointed for N [Navigator] duties vice Lieutenant Commander Smithwick.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 414 lbs]

[Rain for much of day, noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 66F]


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18 August 1918

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.01

[In Sandon Half Tide Dock]

7.0am: Ash lighter secured alongside.

7.45am: Landed RC Church Party.

9.30am: Divisions.

11.30am: 12 Ratings joined ship from RN Depot Devonport.

1.0pm: Leave to second part Starboard Watch until 7.0am.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty Men second Part Starboard Watch.

5.15pm: Landed patrol (1 PO and 3 men).

6.0pm: Landed Liberty men second Part Starboard Watch.


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19 August 1918

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.01

[In Sandon Half Tide Dock]

9.30am: Lieutenant JJE Barclay RNR joined ship from Depot. Hands painting aloft, remainder as requisite.

Noon: Piped Leave first Part Starboard Watch till 7am, Boys till 10pm and Watchkeepers 1.30 till 7am.

1.30pm: Hands employed painting down aloft, remainder as requisite.

4.30pm: Landed Liberty Men.

7.0pm: Coal barge “Sailisbury” [Salisbury?] collided with stern damaged wriggle Capt [possibly Shipwright and Carpenters] Store Room.


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20 August 1918

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.01

[In Sandon Half Tide Dock]

9.0am: Hands employed preparing for Coaling. 20 Ratings joined ship.

1.30pm: Furled Quarter Deck Awning.

3.10pm: Tugs alongside for shifting ship. Forward: Victoria, Albert. Aft: Bremoorish [?], Alfred.

3.30pm: Shifted Ship from Sandon Basin.

4.20pm: Berthed alongside Canada Tongue.

[Alongside Canada Tongue]

4.30pm: Coal Hoist alongside and made fast.

5.20pm: Landed patrol, 1 Corporal and 3 marines. 5.30pm: Port Watch employed getting out 3 Pounder Ammunition. 5.35pm: Landed Liberty Men, second Part Starboard Watch till 11pm.

6.15pm: Part of Watch employed preparing for Coaling.

6.30pm: Landed Liberty men.

9.45pm: Coal lighters alongside.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 4480 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 428 tons]


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21 August 1918

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.01 [estimated]

[Alongside Canada Tongue]

3.30am: Coal Lighter came alongside.

5.15am: Called Hands. 5.25am: Hands ~~ and clean in coaling rig.

6.0am: Hands fall in for coaling. 6.25am: First hoist. To come in 1260 tons.

8.0am: Breakfast 67 tons in.

8.30am: Resumed coaling. To come in 1193 tons.

9.50am: 3 Ratings joined ship.

[Hourly indication of coal to come in and tons in, 10am to 5pm]

0.50pm: Resumed coaling.

5.30pm: Finished coaling for night. 461 tons in, 799 to come in.

10.0pm: Fleet Surgeon S [?] Roach RN left ship.

11.0pm: Liberty Men returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 246 lbs]


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22 August 1918

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.01

[Alongside Canada Tongue]

6.30am: Resumed coaling.

9.0am: Lieutenant Commander A Smithwick DSO RN left ship for HMS Malaya.

am: 20 Signalmen RNVR joined ship. Hands coaling ship.

pm: Hands coaling ship.

2.0pm: Fleet Surgeon M Wheelan joined.

3.0pm: Discharged 1 ERA to hospital.

5.0pm: Leave to watch till 11pm. Watch coaling ship.

7.0pm: Discharged 8 ratings to depôt.

10.15pm: Stopped coaling for day. Received 1295 tons.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 732 lbs, Vegetables 4480 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 408 + 1295 = 1703 tons]


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23 August 1918

From Liverpool to Halifax and at Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.01

[Alongside Canada Tongue]

3.0am: Coal lighters cast off.

7.0am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.45am: Embarked pilot.

11.0am: Cast off. Shifted by tugs into lock.

11.40am: Secured in lock.

0.5pm: Shifted berth with tugs to anchorage in river.

0.40pm: Came to Port anchor, 5 shackles in 13 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: New Brighton Tower N81W, North Wall Light N21E, Red Light N86E]

pm: Hands preparing for sea.

3.30pm: Lit fires in Steam Boats.

pm: Organisation of Convoy:- Escort:- “Roxburgh”, “Bluebell”, “Camellia”, P42 and P69 and USA TBDs “Stevens”, “Rowan”. Convoy:- Column I: “Orduna” [listed here], “Canada” [probably the ship listed here, though there are other possibilities]; Column II: “Empress of Asia”, “Ulua” [Ulua (1) listed here]; Column III: [HMS] “Arlanza”, “Scandinavian” [listed here]; Column IV “Canopic” [listed here], “Megantic” [listed with Canopic]; Column V: “Grampian”, “Marngandi” [?].

8.0pm: Convoy proceeded to sea.

8.50pm: Weighed. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

10.15pm: Pilot disembarked. Course as requisite for swept channel.

10.25pm: Out paravanes. 10.50pm: Streamed Patent Log.

11.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

10.56pm: North Buoy abeam 5 cables. Course and speed as requisite to take station ahead of convoy.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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24 August 1918

From Liverpool to Halifax

Lat 51.93, Long -6.38

am: Carried out War Routine.

0.20am: Arrived in station, Course N77W, speed 13 knots.

0.30am: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

2.30am: Altered course S71W. 3.0am: Altered course S88W. 3.30am: Commenced zigzag No 52.

4.45am: Codling Light Vessel abeam 7.5 miles.

5.30am: North Arklow Light Vessel abeam 7.5 miles.

6.48am: South Arklow Light Vessel abeam 5.5 miles.

7.40am: Stopped zz. 7.44am: Commenced zz No 57.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.20am: Tuskar Rock Light abeam. 10.30am: Stopped zz, altered course S74W. 10.47am: Resumed zz No 57.

5.50pm: “Walmer Castle” [Walmer Castle (2) listed here] with escort USA tbd “Cassin” joined escort.

9.45pm: Stopped zz. 10.0pm: Altered course N78W. 10.30pm: Resumed ZZ No 57.

[Course and Distance made good: Various:- 153 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Rendezvous D:- 236 degrees - 118 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Weather fine in am, overcast with some showers in pm, noon temperature 61F, sea temperature 58F]


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25 August 1918

From Liverpool to Halifax

Lat 50.57, Long -12.90

am: Carried out War Routine.

7.17am: Stopped zz. 7.24am: Commenced zz No 55.

9.40am: Divisions, Prayers.

11.0am: Escort parted company. Convoy dispersed. Reduced 8 knots, Course as requisite to take in PVs.

11.25am: Patent Log fouled. 11.30am: Proceeded 12 knots. Course N69W, zz No 52.

pm: Lost overboard through log line parting:- 1 Rotator for Trident Log.

0.15pm: Re-streamed Patent Log.

4.50pm: Evening Quarters.

5.30pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

6.0pm: Altered course N71W.

6.45pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

8.55pm: Altered course S62.5W. Stopped zz.

9.25pm: Resumed Course N71W, zz No 52.

[Course and Distance made good: 252 degrees = 258 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fastnet:- 70 degrees - 134 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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26 August 1918

From Liverpool to Halifax

Lat 50.23, Long -19.60

am: Carried out War Routine.

6.0am: Altered course N78W.

7.30am: Hauled in and re-streamed Patent Log to clear.

9.40am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

am: Gun Layers 1 and 2 to deflection teacher. Ordinary Seamen at instruction. Boys at school.

1.30pm: Stopped zz.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

6.0pm: Carried out Atlantic Routine.

8.30pm: Altered course N26W. 9.0pm: Resumed Course N72W.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea Boat’s Crew.

[Course and Distance made good: 265 degrees - 257 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax:- 274 degrees - 1793 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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27 August 1918

From Liverpool to Halifax

Lat 49.43, Long -26.88

2.45am: Exercised Sea Boat’s Crew and Hand Wheel party.

7.0am: Hauled in Patent Log to examine and re-streamed.

7.50am: Deviation by Sun Azimuth 0 degrees 35 minutes E.

9.20am: Divisions - Aired night clothing. Prayers - Read Articles of War and Courts Martial Returns. Physical Drill.

1.0pm: Altered course N71.5E.

5.30pm: Altered course S21W to close SV [Sailing Vessel]. Put clocks back 15 minutes.

6.12pm: Course and speed as requisite to close and speak Danish schooner “Karen”.

6.25pm: Course N71.5W, 12 knots.

7.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

9.0pm: Altered course N24W. 9.30pm: Course N71.5 W.

[Course and Distance made good: 260 degrees - 285 miles]


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28 August 1918

From Liverpool to Halifax

Lat 48.55, Long -33.85

8.30am: Siren sounded as requisite.

1.30pm: Altered course N75W.

4.50pm: Evening Quarters. Hands double round.

5.30pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

6.0pm: Sighted steamer bound NW.

6.30pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

6.42pm: Deviation by Sun Azimuth 0 degrees 25 minutes W.

8.0pm: Altered course N76.5W.

[Course and Distance made good: 259 degrees = 279 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Mist or fog on and off all day, noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 62F]


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29 August 1918

From Liverpool to Halifax

Lat 47.37, Long -40.98

2.0pm: Altered course N77.5W. 3.0pm: Altered course N80.5W.

5.30pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

6.30pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

7.20pm: Deviation by Sun Amplitude 0 degrees 20 minutes W.

8.0pm: Altered course N81.5W.

[Course and Distance made good: 256 degrees - 295 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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30 August 1918

From Liverpool to Halifax

Lat 45.55, Long -47.95

11.0am: 8 knots, altered course S77W. Out PVs. 11.15am: Resumed Course N84.5W, 13 knots.

5.12pm: Increased to 14 knots. Commenced zz No 52.

5.45pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

6.0pm: Altered course N76.5W.

6.30pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

8.35pm: Stopped zz.

[Course and Distance made good: 249 degrees - 308 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax:- 274 degrees - 665 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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31 August 1918

From Liverpool to Halifax

Lat 43.77, Long -55.17

3.30am: Commenced zz No 52.

4.0am: Altered course N77.5W. Carried out War Routine.

8.0am: Commenced to work up to 17 knots.

11.0am: Altered course N73.5W,

1.0pm: Altered course N67.5W.

4.10pm: Passed Belgian relief steamer steering ESE.

5.30pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes. Changed Trident Logs.

6.30pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

8.50pm: Stopped zz.

9.24pm: Altered course N75.5W.

11.30pm: Lost overboard by accident:- Sinkers 24 lbs, 1 in Number, Guards brass, 1 in No, S Wire, galvanised, 1 in No: For sounding machine.

[Course and Distance made good: 251 degrees - 327 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1918


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for September 1918. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original log” (“a complete copy of” crossed through)]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer Morant, as previous month]

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[Page mostly not filled in but crossed through, bottom of page completed re forwarding of log, dated 1 October 1918 and signed by Captain Vivian]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as previous month]


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1 September 1918

From Liverpool to Halifax or at Halifax

Lat 44.45, Long -62.97

am: Carried out War Routine.

2.20am: Altered course N48.5W. 3.30am: 12 knots.

5.15am: Commenced ZZ No 52. 5.30am: 84 revs.

6.20am: Passed Sailing Vessel bound SSE.

7.50am: Altered course N37.5W. Lost overboard by accident:- Gear for Sounding machine:- 1 Reel wire, 1 brass guard and 1 sinker.

11.0am: Lit fires in picket boat and steam pinnace.

11.23am: Stopped zz. 11.48am: Altered course S56W.

0.12pm: Altered course N67.5W.

0.50pm: Sighted Halifax outer whistle and Light Buoy N70W.

1.21pm: Buoy abeam 1 cable, altered course N40W.

1.52pm: Course as requisite for swept channel.

2.0pm: Hauled in Patent Log, 8 knots. Took in PVs. 2.6pm: Course and speed as requisite for proceeding up Halifax Harbour.

4.0pm: Secured alongside Richmond Depôt. HMS “Cornwall” in harbour.

4.55pm: Hands preparing for coaling.

7.0pm: Threw overboard 1 damaged 7.5 inch BL [Breech Loader] cordite cartridge.

10.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat and Steam pinnace.

[Course and Distance made good: 277 degrees - 334 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax Outer Light and Whistle Buoy:- 262 degrees - 16 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 277 tons]

[Mist and fog in early am, fine in middle of day, rain at times in pm, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 61F]


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2 September 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.57 [estimated]

[Draught before coaling: 23’ 00” forward, 25’ 01” aft]

[Alongside Richmond Depôt]

5.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

5.20am: Commenced coaling.

am and pm: Hands coaling ship.

6.30pm: HMS “Le Panto” [Lepanto] arrived.

9.50pm: Steam Pinnace drew fires.

10.20pm: Stopped coaling for night. 1052 tons in.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 973 lbs]


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3 September 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.57

[Alongside Richmond Depôt]

5.30am: Recommenced coaling.

am and pm: Hands coaling ship.

10.30am: USA “Yorktown” arrived.

2.20pm: Finished coaling, 1520 tons.

3.0pm: Cast off from wharf. Course and speed as requisite to proceed down harbour.

3.15pm: Let go Starboard anchor. 3.17pm: Let go Port anchor. Moored 4 shackles on each in 12.5 fathoms.

[Draught after coaling: 26’ 11” forward, 26’ 02.5” aft]

[Moored. Anchor Bearings: [blank]]

6.30pm: Leave for watch till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 973 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 201 + 1520 = 1721 tons]


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4 September 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.63, Long -63.55 [estimated]

[Moored]

9.15am: Landed dental party.

am: Hands cleaning ship and spreading awnings.

1.0pm: Leave to boys till 7pm.

4.30pm: Leave for watch till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 252 lbs]


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5 September 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.63, Long -63.55

[Moored]

am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.30am: Landed ship’s company (except for steaming party) for camping ashore.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Mist and/or fog until mid afternoon, noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 62F]


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6 September 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.63, Long -63.55

[Moored]

2.45pm: Ship’s company returned on board from camping. Hands employed as requisite.

4.40pm: Leave to watch till 7am.

9.0pm: Set anchor watch.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Weather quiet and cloudy until 8pm when squally south easterly wind force 3-5 then 4-6, with barometric pressure dropping]


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7 September 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.63, Long -63.55

[Moored]

8.0am: Stopped anchor watch.

9.0am: Landed dental party.

11.300am: HMS “Columbella” arrived.

1.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am, Boys till 6.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Wind moderating in early am, barometric pressure (recorded hourly in am) starting to rise from 3am]


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8 September 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.63, Long -63.55

[Moored]

4.15am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

6.15am: Spread fires in Steam Pinnace. Hands cleaning ship.

9.15am: Landed RC church party of 37.

9.30am: Divisions. 10.0am: Divine Service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch till 7.0am, Boys till 6.30pm.

10.15pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 15]


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9 September 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.63, Long -63.55

[Moored]

4.15am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.30am: Sent divers to HMS “Columbella”.

9.0am and 2.0pm: Landed coaling and dental parties.

3.5pm: HMS “Cornwall” sailed.

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am.

10.15pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: 678 lbs]


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10 September 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.63, Long -63.55

[Moored]

6.45am: USS “Yorktown” sailed.

7.0am: HMS “Columbella” sailed.

8.0am: Landed coaling party.

9.0am: Landed dental party.

1.15pm: Landed coaling and dental parties.

4.45pm: Leave to watch till 7am.

5.0pm: Landed patrol and Boys’ recreation party.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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11 September 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.63, Long -63.55

[Moored]

8.30am: HMS “Columbella” sailed.

9.0am: Landed coaling, provisioning, dockyard and dental parties.

0.30pm: Landed coaling and dental parties.

pm: Hands provisioning ship and employed as requisite.

4.0pm: Landed football party.

4.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am. Landed patrol.

7.0pm: Landed boys for entertainment on shore.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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12 September 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.63, Long -63.55

[Moored]

8.0am: Landed coaling party.

8.30am: Marine detachment landed for route march.

9.0am: Landed dental party.

1.30pm: Landed coaling party and dockyard provisioning party.

4.30pm: Collier SS “Jedmoor” secured alongside.

5.0pm: Leave to watch till 7am. Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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13 September 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.63, Long -63.55

[Draught before coaling: 26’ 7” forward, 26’ 1” aft]

5.30am: Commenced coaling.

am: Hands coaling ship.

8.15am: Sports field Working Party landed.

9.0am: Landed dental party.

9.30am: Finished coaling - 187 tons.

[Draught after coaling: 26’ 8.5” forward, 26’ 0” aft]

[Moored]

9.45am: “Jedmoor” cast off.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

1.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am, Part of watch till 10pm and Boys till 9pm.

pm: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30pm: Set anchor watch.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1044 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1571 + 187 = 1758 tons]


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14 September 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.63, Long -63.55

[Moored]

4.0am: Took off anchor watch.

9.0am: Landed dental party.

9.30am: Court of Enquiry assembled on board - Captain as president.

11.30am: St Lawrence River pilot joined.

pm: Hands preparing for sea.

4.30pm: Unmoored. Weighed Starboard anchor. Shortened in to 3 shackles on Port anchor.

4.50pm: Evening Quarters.

6.0pm: Weighed. Turned to Port. 6.5pm: Courses as requisite to leaving harbour - 10 knots.

6.26pm: Speed as requisite for out PVs. 6.30pm: 10 knots. Commenced War Routine.

7.0pm: Inner whistle buoy 0.5 cables to Port. Course as requisite for swept channel. Streamed Patent Log.

8.5pm: Outer whistle buoy 1 cable to Port. Course S89E.

9.0pm: Commenced zz No 55 (91%). 9.10pm: 10.5 knots.

10.30pm: Altered course N88E.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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15 September 1918

From Halifax to Quebec

Lat 45.64, Long -61.40

am: Carried out War Routine.

1.0am: Stopped ZZ.

1.12am: Sighted Beaver Island Light.

5.30am: Commenced zz No 55 (91%).

6.30am: Altered course N74E. 6.39am: Sighted White Head Light Buoy N3W.

7.40am: White Rock whistle buoy N34W. 7.50am: Altered course N33E.

8.18am: Sighted Cranberry Island Light House N26W. 8.33am: Altered course N72E. 8.52am: Altered course N2E. 9.0am: Altered course N55W.

10.10am: Altered course N30W. 10.12am: In PVs, 8 knots. 10.20am: 10.5 knots. Commenced Atlantic Routine.

10.51am: Course as requisite for passing through Gat of Cargo [?]. 11.0am: 11.5 knots.

0.30pm: Course N13W.

1.46pm: Henry Island Light House N59E, altered course N15.5E.

2.7pm: Henry Island Light House abeam 4.5 miles.

3.45pm: Deviation by Sun Azimuth 0 degrees 35 minutes E.

4.51pm: East Point Light House abeam 5.5 miles, altered course N5W, 10.5 knots.

5.45pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

7.3pm: Deviation by Sun Amplitude 1 degree 35 minutes E.

7.10pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

8.10pm: Amherst Island Light abeam 17.2 miles.

10.0pm: Raised steam in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

10.30pm: Commenced zz No 55 (91%). 10.35pm: 8 knots. Out PVs. 10.38pm: 11 knots. 11.0pm: 13.5 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 188 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Balache Point Light House: 311 degrees - 0.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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16 September 1918

From Halifax to Quebec

Lat 49.73, Long -64.53

am: Carried out War Routine.

0.30am: Stopped zz.

4.51am: White Head Light N75W. 5.0am: Altered course N24.5E. Commenced zz No 55 (91%).

5.11am: Point Peter Light N65W.

8.37am: SW Point Light House (Anticosti) bearing N64.5E. 8.50am: Altered course N27W.

9.40am: Divisions. Prayers. Hands double round.

11.48am: Stopped zz. Noon: Altered course N74.5W, 12 knots.

1.30pm: 12.5 knots. Commenced zz No 55 (91%).

4.7pm: Altered course S74W.

4.50pm: Evening Quarters. Hands double round.

5.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

6.5pm: Ceased zz. 6.22pm: Altered course S89.5W.

8.0pm: Cape Chat abeam 1.75 miles. 8.20pm: Altered course N85.5W.

8.50pm: Les Mechins Light abeam 2.75 miles.

10.49pm: Mantane [Matane] Light abeam 4 miles, altered course West.

11.30pm: Altered course N88W.

[Distance run through the Water: 300.4 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: West Point Light House (Anticosti):- 29 degrees - 8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Mist or fog through middle of day, noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 45F]


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17 September 1918

From Halifax to Quebec and at Quebec

Lat 47.10, Long -70.41

am: Carried out Atlantic Routine.

0.34am: Little Metis Bay abeam 4.6 miles.

2.7am: Father Point Light abeam 6.2 miles. River pilot took charge. Course as requisite for proceeding up St Lawrence River to Quebec.

3.41am: Bicquette Island [Île Biquette] Light abeam 2.9 miles.

6.38am: Red Island Light House abeam.

7.45am: White Island abeam.

8.51am: Cape Salmon Light House abeam 1 mile.

11.0am: Lower Travers [Traverse] Light Vessel abeam 1.5 cables.

11.43am: Stone Pillar Light House abeam 0.5 miles.

0.9pm: Hospital Rock Light House abeam 1 mile.

0.50pm: Hauled in Patent Log.

2.30pm: Course and speed as requisite for approaching anchorage at Quebec.

2.39pm: Came to Starboard anchor, 5 shackles in 16 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Church Spire N34W, Church Spire: N86E, Point Levis S56W]

4.55pm: Weighed. Course and speed as requisite to shift billet.

5.28pm: Came to Starboard anchor, 6 shackles in 17.5 fathoms. Hands preparing for coaling.

[Anchor Bearings: Marine Depot Flagstaff N57W, Point Levis: N58E, Hospital Spire: S9E]

6.45pm: St Lawrence River pilot discharged.

10.45pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.20pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Distance run through the Water: 311.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Hospital Rock Light House:- 247 degrees - 2.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 700 lbs]


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18 September 1918

At Quebec

Lat 46.83, Long -71.19 [estimated]

4.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

6.20am: Coal lighters secured alongside. 6.40am: Commenced coaling.

am and pm: Hands coaling ship.

2.50pm: Finished coaling 500 tons.

5.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1262 + 500 = 1762 tons]

[Weather fine until evening, then rain, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 58F]


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19 September 1918

At Quebec

Lat 46.83, Long -71.19

am: Hands cleaning ship.

1.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am, Boys till 6.30pm.

11.30pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

[Number in sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 750 lbs]


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20 September 1918

At Quebec

Lat 46.83, Long -71.19

8.15am: Landed escort.

10.0am: Convoy conference assembled on board.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

6.0pm: St Lawrence River pilot joined.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1340 lbs, Vegetables 3100 lbs]


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21 September 1918

From Quebec to British Isles and at Quebec

Lat 48.28, Long -69.17

2.45am: Weighed. Turned to Starboard.

3.10am: Pilot took charge. Courses as requisite to proceed down River St Lawrence, 11.5 knots. 3.11am: 13 knots.

3.50am: St Laurent Light abeam. 3.55am: Streamed Patent Log.

4.45am: Bellechasse Island Light abeam.

6.47am: Stone Pillars Light House abeam.

7.30am: Lower Traverse Light Vessel abeam.

9.15am: Cape Salmon Light House abeam 1.5 miles.

10.50am: Red Island Light Vessel abeam 1.5 miles.

11.45am: Commenced War Routine.

1.11pm: Bicquette Island Light House abeam 2.5 miles.

2.58pm: Stopped. 3.0pm: Discharged pilot and 1 cot case to hospital.

3.5pm: Course and speed as requisite to form up ocean convoy consisting of:- SS “Cassandra” [listed here], “Mandingo”, “Malancha” [Malancha (1) listed here], “Corintic” (Commodore) [presumably “Corinthic”, listed here], “Margha”, “Mataban” [probably Martaban], “Alcinous” [Alcinous (1) listed here], “Carnarvonshire” (Vice Commodore), “Abinsi” [listed here], “Nankin”.

4.15pm: Course N87.5E, 8 knots.

4.32pm: 11 knots.

5.25pm: Commenced zz No 55 (91%).

5.52pm: Ceased zz. 6.0pm: Altered course N1W.

6.47pm: Altered course N84.5E.

8.10pm: Cape Matane Light abeam 11 miles.

9.49pm: Point des Monts Light abeam 12.5 miles. 10.0pm: Altered course N85.5E.

11.7pm: Cape Chat Light abeam 11.5 miles.

Midnight: Altered course N86.5E.

[Distance run through the Water: 115 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bicquette Island Light House:- 55 degrees - 13.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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22 September 1918

From Quebec to British Isles

Lat 49.27, Long -65.85

am: Carried out War Routine.

1.15am: Martin Rock Light abeam 14.7 miles.

3.0am: Altered course N87.5E.

5.55am: Altered course S57.5E.

7.0am: Altered course S28.5E.

7.25am: Commenced zz No 55.

8.15am: Deviation by Sun Azimuth 0 degrees 30 minutes E.

9.40am: Divisions, Prayers.

0.13pm: Ceased zz. 0.17pm: Altered course S44.5E. 0.28pm: Commenced zz No 57.

1.40pm: SW Point Light House abeam.

2.0pm: HMCS “Canada” joined as escort.

2.50pm: SS “Malancha” dropped out of convoy with steering gear disabled.

3.15pm: HMCS “Stadacona” and “Magaret” [probably Margaret] joined as escort.

4.0pm: 8 knots. 4.30pm: Evening Quarters.

5.5pm: 11 knots. 6.0pm: 10 knots.

6.25pm: South Point Light abeam.

8.0pm: Altered course S43.5E.

11.55pm: Ceased zz. Midnight: Altered course S77E.

[Distance run through the Water: 252.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: South West Point Light House:- 53 degrees - 12.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[North westerly wind force 5 during middle of day, quieter before and after this, weather fine, noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 44F]


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23 September 1918

From Quebec to British Isles

Lat 49.88, Long -58.88

am: Carried out War Routine.

2.0pm: Altered course N75E.

2.10am: SS “Malancha” rejoined convoy.

2.30am: Commenced zz No 55.

5.55am: Ceased zz. 6.12am: Altered course N16E. 6.42am: Altered course N75E.

6.48am: Deviation by Sun Azimuth 2 degrees 0 minutes E. 6.50am: 11 knots.

am: Hands employed as requisite. Boys to school.

11.42am: Ceased zz.

11.45am: Convoy formed single line ahead.

1.0pm: Altered course N76E.

5.10pm: Sighted Rich Point Light House N88E. 5.15pm: Out PVs. 5.32pm: Altered course N61E.

6.20pm: Rich Point Light abeam.

8.11pm: Ferolle Point Light abeam 5.0 miles.

9.32pm: Altered course N87E.

10.19pm: Flower Island Light abeam 5 miles.

10.29pm: Armour Point [Point Amour] Light abeam 5 miles.

11.15pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 80 degrees - 197 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Rich Point:- 49 degrees - 74 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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24 September 1918

From Quebec to British Isles

Lat 52.17, Long -53.45

am: Carried out War Routine.

0.46am: Red Bay Light abeam 8.5 miles.

1.30am: Sighted small ice berg (aground) on Point Land [?].

1.36am: Altered course S70E.

2.7am: Cape Norman Light abeam 5 miles.

3.0am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

3.30am: Sighted ice berg north end Straits of Belleisle.

3.43am: Cape Bauld Light abeam 8 miles.

4.4am: Belleisle South Light abeam 4.5 miles, altered course N76E.

5.56am: 8 knots. Convoy formed in columns. SS “Nestor” [Nestor (3) listed here], “Araguaya” [listed here], “Apple Leaf” [Appleleaf] and “Plum Leaf” [Plumleaf] joined during night.

6.0am: Escort parted company.

7.0am: in PVs. 7.35am: 11 knots.

8.0am: Commenced zz No 55 (91%).

11.43am: Ceased zz. Noon: Commenced Atlantic Routine.

0.30pm to 2.0pm: Passed 13 bergs and several growlers between 52 12 N and 52 18 N and 53 18 W and 52 58 W.

1.30pm: Fired 4 rounds 6 inch lyddite and 2 rounds 6 inch Common at ice bergs for practice.

2.10pm: 11.75 knots.

4.40pm: Sighted ice berg S63E (large).

5.50pm: Deviation by Sun Amplitude 2 degrees 40 minutes E.

7.45pm: Passed large ice berg. Burned searchlight.

10.0pm: Exercised Sea Boats Crew.

11.30pm: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 56 degrees - 247 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV D:- 77 degrees - 1409 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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25 September 1918

From Quebec to British Isles

Lat 53.38, Long -46.23

am: Carried out Atlantic Routine.

3.0am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

8.30am: Altered course S60E.

8.53am: Deviation by Sun Azimuth 1 degree 50 minutes E.

11.0am: Convoy formed indented line to Starboard [or Southward].

2.0pm: Altered course S55E.

4.50pm: Convoy reformed into columns in line ahead.

7.0pm: 1 6 inch BL cartridge withdrawn from gun, damaged, thrown overboard.

11.0pm: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 74 degrees - 274 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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26 September 1918

From Quebec to British Isles

Lat 53.41, Long -39.23

am: Carried out Atlantic Routine.

2.0am: Exercised Sea Boat’s Crew and Hand Wheel Party.

3.0am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

7.30am: Convoy formed indented line to Starboard.

8.44am: Course and speed as requisite to close “Plum Leaf” reported on fire and hauled out of convoy. 8.46am: Speed convoy 8 knots.

8.54am: Fire on board “Plum Leaf” under control.

9.18am: Resumed position in convoy. Course S52.5E, 8 knots.

10.55am: “Plum Leaf” rejoined, 10 knots.

11.5am: Convoy formed in columns in line ahead.

11.18am: Commenced zz No 55 (91%).

6.24pm: Ceased zz.

8.30pm: Altered course 4 points to Port to N82E.

9.30pm: Altered course 4 points to Starboard to S52.5E.

10.49pm: Commenced zz No 55 (91%).

11.15pm: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good; 90 degrees - 255 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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27 September 1918

From Quebec to British Isles

Lat 53.22, Long -33.13

am: Carried out Atlantic Routine.

3.0am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

8.0am: Commenced Submarine area Routine.

9.10am: Ceased zz. Convoy formed indented line to Starboard.

9.24am: Commenced zz No 55 (91%).

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers. Exercised General Quarters.

0.50pm: Altered course S50E.

1.23pm: Ceased zz. 1.26pm: 11.25 knots. 1.30pm: Commenced zz No 57 (91%).

4.50pm: Evening Quarters. Hands double round.

5.9pm: 10.75 knots. 5.14pm: Ceased zz. 5.17pm: Convoy resumed columns in line ahead.

5.23pm: Commenced zz No 55 (91%).

6.0pm: Altered course S51E. 6.20pm: Ceased zz.

8.0pm: Altered course 4 points to Starboard to S6E.

9.0pm: Altered course 4 points to Port to S51E.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 95 degrees - 219 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV D:- 89 degrees - 670 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Weather mostly overcast or cloudy, noon air and sea temperature 50F]


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28 September 1918

From Quebec to British Isles

Lat 52.58, Long -26.42

am: Carried out Submarine Area Routine.

3.0am: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

5.57am: Commenced zz No 55 (91%).

7.20am: Ceased zz. 7.23am: Convoy formed indented line to Starboard. 7.29am: Commenced zz No 57 (91%).

9.0am: Altered course S53E.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

0.55pm: Altered course S55E.

1.39pm: Ceased zz. 1.46pm: Resumed zz No 55 (91%).

4.45pm: Deviation by Sun Azimuth 1 degree 45 minutes E.

6.20pm: Ceased zz. 6.23am: Reformed columns in line ahead.

8.0pm: Altered course 4 points to Starboard to S10E.

9.0pm: Altered course 4 points to Port to S55E.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 99 degrees - 245 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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29 September 1918

From Quebec to British Isles

Lat 51.87, Long -20.08

am: Carried out Submarine Area Routine.

1.0am: Altered course S56E.

2.15am: Commenced zz No 55 (91%).

3.0am: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

10.5am: Ceased zz. 10.8am: Convoy formed indented line to Starboard. 10.15am: Commenced zz No 57 (91%).

Noon: Altered course S58E.

4.42pm: 11 knots (revs for). 4.43pm: Deviation by Sun Azimuth 0 degrees 55 minutes E.

5.15pm: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

6.15pm: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

6.37pm: Ceased zz. 6.39pm: Convoy formed in columns in line ahead. 6.45pm: Commenced zz No 55 (91%).

7.10pm: Ceased zz. 7.12pm: Position by stars: 51 40.7 N, 18 21.2 W.

8.0pm: Altered course 4 points to Port to N75E.

9.0pm: Altered course 4 points to Starboard to S60E.

11.0pm: Advance clocks 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 101 degrees - 237 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV D:- 96 degrees - 188 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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30 September 1918

From Quebec to Liverpool

Lat 51.38, Long -14.00

am: Carried out Submarine Area Routine.

3.0am: Altered course S61E. Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

4.30am: Commenced zz No 55 (91%).

6.40am: Sighted 2 destroyers SSW.

7.30am: USS “Sterett” and “Paulding” joined as escort.

8.0am: Deviation by Sun Azimuth 0 degrees 40 minutes E.

8.25am: Ceased zz. Convoy formed indented line to Starboard. 8.30am: Resumed zz No 55 (91%).

9.30am: HMS “Jessamine” and “Sir Bevis”, and USS “Sampson”, “Terry”, “Trippe” and “Jenkins”. joined as escort.

9.40am: Hauled in Patent Log (foul). 9.49am: Ceased zz. Received despatches from USS “Jenkins”.

10.10am: Steamed Patent Log. 10.15am: Resumed zz No 55 (91%).

11.39am: 11.25 knots.

0.45pm: Altered course S61.5E.

1.20pm: Ceased zz. 1.25pm: Commenced zz No 57 (91%).

5.0pm: Altered course S62.5E. 5.15pm: Out PVs.

6.25pm: Ceased zz. Convoy formed in columns in line ahead. 6.30pm: Commenced zz No 55 (91%).

7.12pm: Ceased zz.

8.0pm: Altered course 4 points to Port together to N72E.

9.0pm: Altered course 4 points to Starboard together to S62.5E.

11.15pm: Glare of Ball [Bell] Rock Light N68E.

[Course and Distance made good: 97 degrees - 229 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fastnet:- 90 degrees - 166 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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