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Light Cruiser, Caledon-class

Ordered 12.15, A0 (6.17), 28 (1.18), 55 (4.18). Launched 23.12.16 Scotts. 4,120 tons, 450(oa), 425(pp)x43x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 5-6in, 2-3in AA, 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Crew: 400. Grand Fleet from completion. Base ship 4.44. BU 5.46 Ward, Briton Ferry. (British Warships 1914-1919)

6th LCS from June 1917-March 1919. Stranded on Fair Isle August 1917. To Baltic December 1918, and took part in capture of Avtroil and Spartak off Reval. With 3rd LCS February 1919-January 1921, recommissioning March 1923 and February 1926. Served in Second World War and sold in 1946. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21)

British Isles Bases - Selected Charts

British Naval Bases Worldwide - Selected Charts

Shipbuilding British Isles

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

Shipbuilding Map World

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

Notes:

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

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

Editor’s notes:

Typically at around 9am they have Divisions, prayers and physical drill. At around 4pm they have Quarters. The hands spend a lot of time cleaning the ship and also painting. There are often training classes at instruction. On Sunday morning they have Divine Service. Most days when in port at 9pm: Rounds Correct.

See HMS Caradoc chronology for details of Caradocís history.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS CARADOC 1918
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

JP map overview

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

LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1918


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Approved [Signed] Wm. Munro Kerr Captain

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[Signed] Gordon Rudyerd-Helpman Navigating Officer

[Front page of log book split over above 2 scanned pages]

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Barometer

Mercurial

Name of Make and number: A M/O 2034

Height of cistern above sea: 15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer: Nil


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position on ship: Fore Bridge

Whether in screen: Yes

Maker and No.

From

To

Hicks 954 Wet

} Complete month


Hicks 955 Dry

}



Thermometers for Sea Temperature

Maker and No.

From

To

Reynold (unnumbered)

Complete month



THE VOYAGES OF HMS CARADOC
Operations out off Rosyth

JP map Caradoc Rosyth

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1 November 1918

[Rosyth]

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

8.00am: Aired bedding and night clothing.

am: All watches to drill and range-finder exercises.

10.00am: Landed football parties.

10.15am: Water tank Pran [?] secured alongside.

11.45am: Secure.

1.00pm: Hands paid monthly money.


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2 November 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

10.00am: 2 ratings rejoined ship from hospital.

pm: Hands make and mending clothes.


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3 November 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

1.30pm: Landed recreation parties.


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4 November 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

9.30am: Control parties to control drill.

10.30am: Read Warrant No. 84.

pm: Landed recreation parties. Store parties employed in yard.

8.00pm: Lieut. Rudyerd-Helpman joined ship from HMS Bellona.


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5 November 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

am: Sailmaking and rigging party employed.

1.00pm: Landed recreation parties.

3.00pm: Discharged 1 ERA [Engine room artificer] to Hospital.


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6 November 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

6.00am: Side party employed painting ships side 1st and 2nd cutters and 1st whalers crews employed about their boats.

9.00am: Oiler RFA Attendant secured alongside.

10.00am: Gunners, sailmaking and rigging parties specially employed.

10.45am: Oiler cast off, received 100 tons of oil.

Noon: 1 canteen assistant joined ship from HMS ~~~~~ [?Ithuriel?]

1.00pm: Landed recreation parties.

2.30pm: Read Warrants No. 85 and 86 and discharged 2 ratings to HMS Glorious.

10.50pm: Ammunition puffer secured alongside.


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7 November 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

am: Hands employed ammunitioning.

8.00am: Ammunition puffer cast off. 1 Able Seaman and 1 boy returned from hospital.

10.00am: Gunners, Sailmaking, Rigging and Side party specially employed.

11.30am: Discharged Master at Arms to hospital.

1.00pm: Landed recreation parties.

7.30pm: 1 ERA and 1 Leading Seaman rejoined from hospital.


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8 November 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

7.00am: 5th advance party returned from advance leave.

9.00am: Gunners rigging and sailmaking parties specially employed remainder of hands painting ship and as requisite.

1.00pm: Landed recreation parties.

7.00pm: Six ratings rejoined ship from hospital.


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9 November 1918

Rosyth to Largo Bay or at Largo Bay

Lat 56.18, Long -2.89 [From anchorage bearings]

7.30am: Scrubbed gun gear.

10.15am: Slipped from jetty and proceeded down harbour.

Noon: Let go starboard anchor. Anchorage bearings: Kincraig Point N54E; Ruddons Point N26E

4.30pm: Hoisted all boats.


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10 November 1918

[Largo Bay & ]At Sea

Lat 56.1, Long -3.0 [Estimate between Inchkeith and Fidra]

11.30am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for closing Inchkeith.

11.40am: Dropped Paravanes.

1.05pm: Fidra Gap abeam. HMS Velox and HMS Sparrowhawk took station as submarine screen.

4.20pm: Passed HMS Valentine and 2 destroyers steaming west.

5.00pm: Destroyers took station astern.

8.00pm: Lat 56°12’N, Long 0°11’E


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11 November 1918

At Sea [& Rosyth]

Lat 56.1, Long -0.1

6.30am: Destroyers took up position in submarine screen.

7.30am: Commenced 1 point zig-zag.

11.07am: Received signal to suspend hostilities against Germany.

1.50pm: Passed Black dan buoy with red flag in position 56° 14’ N 0° 04’ W.

3.10pm: Commenced 1 point zig-zag.

3.20pm: Sighted relief patrol bearing N71W.

4.00pm: Ceased zig-zag.

5.10pm: Sighted St. Abbs Head bearing S30W.

6.26pm: May Island NNE 2 miles.

7.00pm: Fidra Gap abeam. Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour. Hoisted in Paravanes.

8.10pm: Let go port anchor in G2 berth.

8.30pm: Oiler RFA Attendant secured alongside.


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12 November 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

6.00am: Oiler cast off, received 186 tons of oil fuel.

8.50am: Water Tank Edith secured alongside.

9.30am: Water Tank Edith cast off, received 34 tons of fresh water. Discharged 1 CPO to hospital.

11.30pm: Cleared lower deck. HM the King's message read. 29 ratings rejoined from hospital.

1.00pm: Leave to the 1st part of all watches and to boys until 5pm.

2.00pm: Discharged 1 leading telegraphist to HMS Rowena.

5.00pm: 9 ratings joined ship from Royal Naval Barracks Portsmouth.


[See a history of Cable Ship Faraday for part of the text of the King’s message and a copy of the message sent to CS Faraday.]


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13 November 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

10.30pm: Control parties to drill.

10.45pm: 6" guns crews to loader.

1.00pm: Leave to the 2nd parts of watches until 6pm.

3.00pm: 6th Advance party proceeded on leave

3.30pm: Discharged one rating to hospital ship China.


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14 November 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

10.40am: Exercised guns crews at loader.

12.30pm: Leave to the 1st part of all watches and to boys until 6pm.

1.30pm: Discharged 1 Leading Telegraphist to hospital.

2.00pm: Landed recreation parties.

2.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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15 November 1918

Rosyth to Inchkeith or at Sea

Lat 56.2, Long -2.4

9.40am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour in line ahead.

11.08am: Fidra Gap abeam.

11.45am: May Island NNE 2½ miles.

12.05pm: Course and speeds as requisite for spreading to visibility distance from HMS Calypso.

1.00pm: General Quarters.

1.45pm: In station 5 miles 85° from HMS Calypso.

3.10pm: Course and speed as requisite for closing HMS Cardiff.

3.30pm: Sighted HMS Cardiff with SMS Konigsberg in company bearing 285° 8 miles. [Bringing German Naval delegates to arrange surrender of the German fleet.]

4.30pm: Took station 2½ cables astern of HMS Calypso.

5.00pm: May Island N8°E 2½ miles.

5.28pm: Fidra Gap abeam.

6.20pm: Let go starboard anchor. Anchorage bearings: Inchkeith North N68W; Inchkeith South S77W


[Paintings by Sir John Lavery RA – Arrival of the German Delegates HMS Queen Elizabeth, 15 November 1918; The Fore-Cabin of HMS Queen Elizabeth with Admiral Beatty reading the Terms of the Surrender of the German Navy, Rosyth, 16 November 1918]


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16 November 1918

Inchkeith

Lat 56.03, Long -3.12

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

5.00pm: Received 113 tons of oil fuel from RFA Ferol.


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17 November 1918

Inchkeith to Rosyth or at Sea

Lat 56.1, Long -2.8 [No noon location – estimate from Fidra Gap]

4.03am: Weighed and proceeded course and speed as requisite. Formed single line ahead in order HMS Cardiff, SMS Konigsberg, HMS Calypso, HMS Caradoc, HMS Ceres, HMS Cassandra.

4.48am: Fidra North buoy abeam.

8.30am: Parted company with Konigsberg. Formed single line ahead.

11.53am: Fidra Gap abeam. Course and speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

12.55pm: Let go in G2 berth.

1.20pm: Leave to the 2nd parts of both watches till 6pm.

1.30pm: Oiler RFA Ferol secured alongside.

3.00pm: Oiler cast off. Received 80 tons of oil fuel. Master at Arms joined ship from RN Barracks Portsmouth. 1 rating rejoined ship from hospital.

5.00pm: 1 rating joined ship from HMS Glorious.


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18 November 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

10.30am: Discharged Paymaster Lieut. Commander Rae to hospital. Discharged one rating to RN Hospital South Queensferry. Store ship Succ~~~ secured alongside.

Noon: Water tank secured alongside.

1.00pm: Leave to the 1st parts of all watches till 5pm.

7.00pm: Paymaster Lieut. Commander Rae rejoined ship from hospital.


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19 November 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

11.00am: Discharged one electrical artificer to RN Hospital South Queensferry.

1.00pm: Leave to the 2nd parts of all watches till 5pm.

3.30pm: Discharged Pay. Lieut. Commander Rae to hospital.

9.00pm: Lieut. Brodens [?] rejoined ship from hospital.


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20 November 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

10.00am: One rating rejoined ship from hospital.

10.40am: Manned ship. HM the King passed ship in HMS Oak. [HMS Royal Oak?]

1.00pm: Leave to the 1st parts of all watches till 5pm. Landed recreation parties.

2.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

2.45pm: Sand hopper secured alongside.

3.30pm: Sand hopper cast off.

6.30pm: One rating rejoining ship from HMS Glorious.


[Radio communications between 11th and 24th Nov including ones relating to German surrender and the King’s visit]


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21 November 1918

[Rosyth & ]At Sea

Lat 56.3, Long -2.1

2.15am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour formed single line ahead.

3.06am: Outer Channel Light buoy south ½ mile.

5.45am: May Island South 2½ miles.

9.00am: Sighted HMS Cardiff bearing 100° escorting German fleet. [On way to surrender – see HMS Cardiff’s log for more details]

11.40am: Course and speeds as requisite for taking station astern of southern line.

2.00pm: May Island North 1¼ miles.

2.45pm: Fidra Gap abeam. Course and speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

4.00pm: Let go port anchor in G2 berth.

5.00pm: Oiler RFA Barkol secured alongside.

6.00pm: Held Divine Service of Thanksgiving.


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22 November 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

1.00pm: Leave to 2nd parts of all watches till 5pm.

3.00pm: Oiler RFA Barkol cast off, received 83 tons of oil fuel.

5.00pm: 2 ratings joined ship from RN Barracks Portsmouth [?]

6.00pm: Paymaster Midshipman Stokton joined ship from HMS Ramilles.


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23 November 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

1.00pm: Leave to 1st parts of all watches till 5pm. Landed football parties.


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24 November 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

1.00pm: Leave to 2nd parts of all watches till 5pm.

1.30pm: Water Tank Prawn secured alongside.

2.00pm: Water tank cast off.

3.25pm: Store ship Sea Nymph secured alongside. Red watch employed provisioning ship.


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25 November 1918

Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

7.30am: Read Warrant No. 87 and discharged one rating to HMS Crescent.

10.55am: Ammunition lighter secured alongside. Disembarked 220 practice projectiles. Discharged one rating to hospital.

12.30pm: Discharged 2 ratings to RN Barracks Portsmouth.

1.00pm: Leave to 1st parts of all watches till 5pm.

2.30pm: Coal lighter Black Eagle secured alongside.

4.30pm: Completed coaling received 31 tons.

6.40pm: Oil lighter C152 secured alongside.

7.15pm: Provision Puffer secured alongside.

8.15pm: Oil lighter cast off, received [blank] tons of oil fuel.

11.00pm: Store carrier secured alongside. White watch employed hoisting in sweeping stores.


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26 November 1918

Rosyth to Copenhagen

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

8.30am: 2 ratings rejoining ship from City hospital Edinburgh.

11.30am: Water tank Hop Kiln [?] secured alongside.

1.00pm: Leave to 2nd parts of all watches till 5pm.

2.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

3.30pm: Oiler RFA Ferol secured alongside.

4.00pm: Oiler cast off, received 31 tons of oil fuel.

7.30pm: Surgeon Lieut. Commander Markam rejoined ship from hospital.

9.00pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour formed single line ahead.

9.34pm: Black Rock Gate abeam.

10.30pm: Fidra Gap abeam.

11.10pm: May Island South 1¼ miles. Formed divisions in line ahead to port.


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27 November 1918

At Sea, Rosyth to Copenhagen

Lat 57.3, Long 2.9

8.00am: Lat 56°53’N, Long 1°13’E

8.00am: Stopped, hoisted in Paravanes.

8.02am: Proceeded.

2.55pm: Formed single line ahead.

8.00pm: Lat 57°31’N, Long 6°30’E


THE VOYAGES OF HMS CARADOC
Operations in the Baltic Sea

JP map Caradoc Baltic

[Note on place names in the Baltic: the main sources used to check the place names in the log were the 1905 Baltic Map from the David Rumsey collection and the Lighthouse Directory. Where these don’t match the log entry or a current name can be identified these have been added in brackets.]


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28 November 1918

Rosyth to Copenhagen or at Copenhagen

Lat 56.2, Long 11.1

4.48am: Hirshals [Hirtshals?] Light S11°W 12 miles.

5.00am: Hoisted out Paravanes.

6.08am: Skaw [Skagen] Light House abeam.

6.25am: Skaw [Skagen] Light Vessel abeam.

7.25am: Passed small Danish warship.

7.45am: Overtook British Fleet Sweeping flotilla steaming south.

8.30am: Laeso Light Vessel West ½ mile.

9.20am: Ostre Flak Light Vessel East ½ mile.

10.00am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.15am: Fornaes Light West 3 miles.

12.20pm: Shultze [Schultz Grund] Light Vessel NNE 1 mile.

1.15pm: Hesselo Light bearing north.

2.15pm: Gilleleje Flak Light Vessel south 1 mile, course and speed as requisite for passing through Sound.

2.55pm: Stopped. Passed SS Russ with repatriated British Prisoners of War steering North.

3.15pm: Proceeded.

4.43pm: Let go port anchor in Copenhagen Roads. Anchorage bearings: Middle Grund Fort N47½E; Provestein [Provestenen] Fort S12½E; Treconner [Trekroner] Fort N67W.


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29 November 1918

Copenhagen

Lat 55.71, Long 12.65

2.00am: Put clocks on one hour to Central European time.

11.00am: Oiler RFA Slavol secured alongside.

1.00pm: Leave to Chief and 1st Class Petty Officers till 6pm.

2.00pm: Received 190 tons oil fuel.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

2.30pm: HMS Tedworth secured alongside for spare sweeping stores.

3.20pm: Cast off.


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30 November 1918

Copenhagen

Lat 55.71, Long 12.65

1.40pm: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as requisite passing through Sound.

3.05pm: Let go port anchor. Hands employed taking collier Tregarth, stranded on shore, in tow.

4.45pm: Towed Tregarth off shore.

5.50pm: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as requisite for passing through Sound.

7.32pm: Let go port anchor in Copenhagen Roads.



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[End pages of log book]



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1918


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[Front page of log book split over above 2 scanned pages]

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1 December 1918

[Copenhagen]

Lat 55.71, Long 12.65

1.00pm: Leave to the Red Watch till 6pm.


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2 December 1918

Copenhagen

Lat 55.71, Long 12.65

1.00pm: Paid ships company monthly advance. Leave to the White Watch till 6pm.


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3 December 1918

Copenhagen to Libau [Liepaja, Latvia] or at Copenhagen

Lat 55.71, Long 12.65

8.00pm: Lat 55°16½’N, Long 13° 43’E

11.00am: Oiler Carol [?RFA Carol?] secured alongside.

Noon: Oiler cast off, received 70 tons of oil fuel.

3.45pm: Weighed.

3.54pm: Proceeded.

4.00pm: Provestein [Provestenen] Fort abeam.

4.06pm: Middle Grund South buoy abeam to port 1 mile.

4.13pm: Nordre Rose buoy abeam 2 cables.

4.31pm: Drogden Light Vessel S48E.

5.30pm: Hoisted out Paravanes.

7.22pm: Smygehuk Light N18W 5½ miles.

9.08pm: Sandhammaren [Light] N4E 5½ miles.

10.05pm: Stopped.

10.21pm: Sighted Christianso Light S74E.


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4 December 1918

Copenhagen to Libau [Liepaja, Latvia] [& at Sea]

Lat 56.5, Long 20.4

8.00am: Lat 56°11’N, Long 18°57’E

10.42am: Stopped and connected up cruiser turbine.

11.04am: Stopped and disconnected cruiser turbine.

12.25pm: Sighted Libau bearing N86E.

12.55pm: Stopped and hoisted in Paravanes.

1.00pm: Light buoy NW 1 ½ cables, course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

1.27pm: Let go port anchor.

2.05pm: Weighed. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

2.14pm: Breakwater abeam.

2.30pm: Took station astern of HMS Ceres.

2.35pm: Dropped Paravanes.

8.00pm: Lat 57°32’N, Long 20°32½‘E

11.24pm: Alpha Light buoy abeam to Starboard 2.5 miles.


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5 December 1918

Libau [Liepaja, Latvia] to Copenhagen or at Sea

Lat 56.5, Long 19.3

0.55am: HMS Cassandra mined. Stopped and stood by Cassandra. Patent log line parted.

1.57am: Set course S85E to close HMS Cardiff.

2.00am: Sighted Filsand [Vilsandi] Light bearing SE by E.

2.13am: Stopped and manoeuvred [?] whilst in Paravanes.

2.25am: Took station astern of HMS Cardiff.

3.40am: Helgoland Light Vessel NW ½ mile.

4.05am: Alpha Light buoy abeam to Starboard.

8.00am: Lat 57°22’N, Long 20°06’E

7.00pm: Stopped, hoisted in Paravanes.

8.00pm: Lat 55°42’N, Long 16°28’E

8.44pm: Course and speed as requisite for taking station astern of HMS Ceres.

9.07pm: Took station astern of Ceres.

9.30pm: Altered course to avoid steamer.

10.25pm: Hammeren Light S53W.

11.05pm: Christianso Light abeam to starboard.

11.31pm: Sighted Sandhammaren Light S85W.

[See Record of Chief Yeoman of Signals George Smith for more details on the loss of HMS Cassandra]


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6 December 1918

Libau [Liepaja, Latvia] to Copenhagen

Lat 55.5, Long 12.7 [estimate from location of Sandhammaren and course until noon]

1.09am: Sandhammaren light abeam to Starboard 10.7 miles.

5.56am: Stopped.

6.00am: Proceeded.

6.13am: Stopped.

6.15am: Let go Starboard anchor. No bearings available. [Weather foggy]

2.00pm: HMS Vendetta secured alongside and discharged 100 survivors from HMS Cassandra.


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7 December 1918

Copenhagen

Lat 55.71, Long 12.65

0.27am: Weighed and turned to 360°.

2.50am: Let go starboard anchor.

3.05am: Weighed.

3.31am: Let go port anchor. Treconner [Trekroner] N35W; Middle Grund N38½W; Provestein [Provestenen] Fort S16W.

8.25am: Weighed and shifted berth.

9.17am: Let go port anchor. Anchorage bearings: Mellen Fort S18½W; Treconner [Trekroner] N82W.

am&pm: Diving party employed examining under water fittings.

pm: Leave to the 1st parts of all watches from 1pm till 6pm.

5.00pm: Read Warrant No. 91.

6.00pm: Discharged survivors from HMS Cassandra to HMS Calypso.

9.00pm: Three ratings rejoined ship from hospital.


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8 December 1918

Copenhagen to Libau [Liepaja, Latvia]

Lat 55.71, Long 12.65

2.10am: Oiler RFA Slavol secured alongside.

5.20am: Oiler cast off received [blank] tons of oil fuel.

am: Hands employed taking in guns and ammunition.

10.00am: One ERA [Engine Room Artificer] joined ship from HMS Princess Margaret.

2.33pm: Weighed and turned to S10E.

2.43pm: Took station astern of HMS Cardiff, course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

5.40pm: HMS Angora joined company.

6.30pm: Dropped Paravanes.

8.00pm: Lat 55°05’N, Long 13°03’E.

9.50pm: Cape Arcona abeam to Starboard 9 miles.


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9 December 1918

Copenhagen to Libau [Liepaja, Latvia]

Lat 54.9, Long 17.6 [Using 8am location as no noon longitude entered. Noon latitude recorded as 55°41’N ]

8.00am: Lat 54°54’N, Long 17°35’E

9.57am: Rixhoft [Rozewie] Light House abeam to starboard 3½ miles.

11.20am: Course and speed as requisite to examine SS Princagen [?] of Hamburg bound from Slango [?] to Stettin with German troops.

Noon: Rejoined fleet.

1.20pm: Sighted Bruster Ort [Mys Taran] Light House bearing N82E.

5.31pm: Memel [Klaipeda] Light House N30½E.

7.30pm: Papinse [Pappenze/Pape] Light N15E.

8.00pm: Lat 56°05’N, Long 20°49’E

9.12pm: Sighted Libau Light bearing N42E.

9.30pm: Stopped hoisted in Paravanes.

9.34pm: Proceeded course and speed as requisite for entering Libau.

10.38pm: Let go port anchor.

10.50pm: Weighed and shifted berth.

0.07am: [10th Dec] Let go port anchor.


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10 December 1918

Libau [Liepaja, Latvia]

Lat 56.52, Long 20.95

am: Exercised small arm and maxim gun companies at drill.

3.00pm: Read warrant No. 92.

6.00pm: Read Warrants No. 93 and 94.


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11 December 1918

Libau to Revel [Tallinn] or at Libau [Liepaja, Latvia]

Lat 56.52, Long 20.95

3.50am: German liner SS Kigoma sailed.

9.30am: No. 2 company to small arm drill. Exercised Lewis guns crews.

6.30pm: Russian pilot joined ship from HMS Cardiff.

9.58pm: Weighed and pointed shop towards breakwater.

10.07pm: Breakwater abeam.


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12 December 1918

Libau [Liepaja, Latvia] to Revel or at Revel [Tallinn]

Lat 59.4, Long 23.4

6.44am: Alpha light buoy abeam to starboard ½ mile.

7.04am: Helgoland light vessel abeam to starboard 1 cable.

8.00am: Lat 58°32’N, Long 21°35’E

8.46am: Ferhman Belt Light Vessel abeam to port 2 cables. Exercised general quarters.

10.17am: Borkum Riff [?] Light Vessel South ½ mile. Secured from general quarters.

12.53pm: Neckmangrund Light Vessel abeam to port 2 cables.

1.27pm: Saritcheff Light Vessel South 1 cable, course speed as requisite for entering harbour.

2.31pm: Let go port anchor in Revel Roadstead.


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13 December 1918

Revel [Tallinn]

Lat 59.46, Long 24.77

6.30am: Red watch employed clearing upper deck of snow.

7.45am: Landed working party.

8.40am: Landed Maxim gun instructors.

10.15am: Lighter secured alongside. Discharged Maxim guns and leather [?] gear.

11.15am: Lighter cast off.

5.00pm: Read Warrant No. 95.

[Maxim gun or possibly Masden – misspelling of Madsen machine gun]


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14 December 1918

Revel to Narva Bay or at Revel [Tallinn]

Lat 59.5, Long 27.0

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for taking station astern of HMS Cardiff and leaving harbour.

6.09am: Dropped Paravanes.

6.27am: Wulf [Aegna] Light bearing N70E.

7.16am: Kokskar [Keri] Light House abeam to Starboard 4 miles.

7.50am: Hands to action stations.

8.00am: Lat 59° 40’N, Long 25°32’E

8.30am: Ekholm [Mohni] Light abeam to Starboard.

9.21am: Stenskar [Vaindloo] Light N4°E 4½ miles.

9.43am: North Hoft [Uhtju] N60E 1¼ miles.

10.34am: Port Makholm [Mahu] bearing SSW.

10.55am: Course and speed as requisite for taking up position for bombarding coast.

11.45am: Opened fire on Purtsiski [?Purtse Jogi] River.

12.50pm: Ceased firing fired 155 rounds.

1.00pm: Took station astern of HMS Cardiff.

2.51pm: Ekholm [Mohni] S15W 3 miles.

4.06pm: Kokskar [Keri] S15W 2 miles.

4.58pm: Wulf [Aegna] Light N70E.

5.00pm: Stopped hoisted in Paravanes.

5.06pm: Course as requisite for anchoring.

5.40pm: Let go starboard anchor in Revel Roads.

[See log of HMS Cardiff for more details on action]


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15 December 1918

Revel [Tallinn] to Copenhagen

Lat 59.46, Long 24.77

10.30am: Discharged 4 depth charges to Estonian Government.

Noon: Weighed.

12.15pm: Took station astern of HMS Cardiff, course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

1.17pm: Saritcheff Light Vessel South 2 cables.

1.54pm: Neckmangrund Light Vessel NW 3 cables.

3.05pm: Odensholm [Osmussaar] S21°E 2 miles.

4.09pm: Prizzigade [?] Light Vessel South ½ mile.

4.15pm: Balke Light Vessel abeam to starboard 1 miles.

6.03pm: Dagor Ort abeam to port.

8.00pm: Lat 58°31’N, Long 21°34’E

9.14pm: Alpha Light buoy abeam to starboard 0.6 miles.

9.38pm: Hauled out of line and parted from squadron.


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16 December 1918

Revel [Tallinn] to Copenhagen

Lat 55.9, Long 20.9 [Using 8am location as noon location - 54°54’N, 20°14¼’E puts the ship in land.]

3.06am: Gyro Compass commenced wandering.

3.30am: Stein Ort Light bearing S27°E.

5.46am: Libau [Liepaja, Latvia] Light House N77E (mag.).

8.00am: Lat 55°54’N, Long 20°52’E

12.29pm: Sighted Bruster Ort bearing S16W (mag.)

4.15pm: Rixtoft [Rozewie] Light bearing S68°W.

5.52pm: Stilo Light S41W.

7.20pm: Scholpin [Czolpino] Light bearing S45W.

8.00pm: Lat 54°43½’N, Long 16°56’E


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17 December 1918

Revel [Tallinn] to Copenhagen or at Copenhagen

Lat 55.71, Long 12.65

2.20am: Cape Arcona bearing S76W.

3.05am: Arcona N87W.

5.27am: Sighted Stevns [?] Klint bearing N56°W.

5.36pm: Sighted Falsterbo Udde bearing N16W.

6.43am: Stopped. Hoisted in Paravanes.

6.47am: Proceeded.

7.45am: Drodgen Light Vessel NE 1 mile. Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

8.45am: Let go port anchor in Copenhagen Roads.

10.30am: Divers examining ships bottom between 175 and 185 stations. Oiler RFA Slavol secured alongside.

pm: Leave to the Blue Watch and Gunnery training class from 1pm to 6pm.

3.20pm: Oiler RFA Slavol cast off, received 430 tons of oil fuel.

3.30pm: HMS Vortigern secured alongside.

3.45pm: Cast off.


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18 December 1918

Copenhagen

Lat 55.71, Long 12.65

pm: Leave to the Blue Watch from 1pm till 6pm.


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19 December 1918

Copenhagen

Lat 55.71, Long 12.65

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded inside harbour with two tugs in attendance.

2.35pm: Secured alongside Frihaven Quay.

4.30pm: Lieut. Parfit rejoined ship from hospital. 2 ordinary seamen and one 2nd writer rejoined ship. 6 marines and 2 telegraphist ratings rejoined ship.


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20 December 1918

Copenhagen

Lat 55.71, Long 12.65

10.15am: HMS Viscount secured alongside.

pm: Leave to the White Watch from 1pm till 6pm.

2.00pm: No. 1 School class to instructions.

5.00pm: Read Warrants No. 96 and 97.


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21 December 1918

Copenhagen to Libau [Liepaja, Latvia]

Lat 55.71, Long 12.65

9.35am: Hauled off quay.

9.50am: Let go starboard anchor in Copenhagen Roads.

10.00am: Oiler RFA Slavol secured alongside.

10.15am: Collier secured alongside with stores.

11.50am: Oiler cast off. Received [blank] tons of oil fuel.

11.55am: Collier cast off.

12.30pm: Read Warrant No. 98 and discharged one rating to detention.

1.30pm: Eng. Com [?Commander] Dogherty left ship.

3.40pm: Weighed and turned to SSE.

3.50pm: Proceeded out of harbour, course and speed as requisite for passing through Drogden Channel. HMS Viscount took station astern.

5.11pm: Hoisted out Paravanes.

5.50pm: Stevns [?] Klint bearing 270° 4½ miles.

6.35pm: Sighted Cape Arcona bearing S25E (mag.)

8.00pm: Lat 54°46’N, Long 13°27’E


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22 December 1918

Copenhagen to Libau or at Libau [Liepaja, Latvia]

Lat 55.9, Long 20.9

3.05am: Scholpin [Czolpino] Light abeam 3 miles.

6.00am: Rixhoft [Rozewie] S77½W; Heisternest [?Jastarnia] S7W; Hela [Hel] Light S1½W.

7.31am: Bruster Ort N71½E.

8.00am: Lat 54°56’N, Long 19°40’E

8.33am: Bruster Ort S10E 4½ miles.

2.03pm: Entrance buoy abeam to starboard 2 cables, course and speed as requisite for entering harbour. Hoisted in Paravanes.

2.33pm: Let go port anchor.

3.00pm: Oiler RFA Prestol secured alongside.

4.55pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

5.20pm: Dropped Paravanes.

5.24pm: Entrance buoy abeam to port 3 cables.

8.00pm: Lat 57°02’N, Long 20°40’E


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23 December 1918

Libau [Liepaja, Latvia] to Revel or at Revel [Tallinn]

Lat 59.46, Long 24.77

0.50am: Alpha light buoy abeam to port.

1.30am: Sighted Filsand [Vilsandi] bearing N76E.

2.21am: Helgoland Light Vessel abeam to starboard ¼ mile.

2.30am: Hundsort [Kiipsaar] Light abeam.

3.41am: Ferhmanbelt Light Vessel abeam to port ½ mile.

4.00am: Dagerort [Kopu] Light N79E.

6.49am: Bulk Light Vessel South 2 miles

8.25am: Pakerort [Pakri] bearing S87E.

9.18am: Neckmangrund Light Vessel NE 2 cables.

10.15am: Saritcheff Light Vessel South 1 cable, course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

10.57am: Hoisted in Paravanes.

11.35am: Let go port anchor.

12.30pm: Leave to Chief and 1st class Petty Officers till 3.30pm.


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24 December 1918

Revel [Tallinn]

Lat 59.46, Long 24.77

2.00am: Put clocks on one hour to West Russian time.

1.00pm: Leave to Chief and 1st class Petty Officers till 4.15pm.


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25 December 1918

Revel [Tallinn]

Lat 59.46, Long 24.77

9.30am: Held Divine Service.

1.00pm: Leave to Chief and Petty Officers till 4pm.

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26 December 1918

Revel [Tallinn] [& at Sea]

Lat 59.46, Long 24.77

12.05pm: Weighed course as requisite for leaving harbour Full speed.

12.20pm: Sighed enemy destroyer steering eastward.

12.35pm: Wulf [Aegna] ESE ½ mile.

12.36pm: Eased to 15 knots.

12.45pm: Enemy destroyer surrendered. Course and speed as requisite for returning to harbour.

1.37pm: Let go starboard anchor.

5.00pm: Landed entertainment party.


[Russian Destroyers Spartak (on 26th) and Avtroil (on 27th). For the story from the Bolshevik side see Tales of Sub-Lieut Ilyin by Fyodor Raskolnikov Commissar of the Baltic Fleet.]


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27 December 1918

Revel [Tallinn] [& at Sea]

Lat 59.8, Long 25.7

0.47am: Weighed. Dropped Paravanes. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

2.27am: Kokscar [Keri] light abeam 1½ miles.

5.11am: Sighted vessel on port beam without lights distant 1 mile steering west.

6.28am: Sighted Hogland [Hochland] High Light N70E.

7.00am: Hogland High Light N73E; Hogland South Light S87E; Rodsher S56E.

8.00am: Lat 60° 04½N, Long 26° 50½E

8.25am: Altered course 90° and as requisite for searching to eastward of Hogland.

9.10am: Hogland North Light S88E; Hogland High Light S72E; Hogland South Light S31E. HMS Calypso and HMS Wakeful parted company.

10.10am: Course and speeds as requisite for closing HMS Wakeful to visibility distance.

11.20am: Sighted enemy destroyer bearing west. Course and speed as requisite for action.

11.35am: Opened fire.

Noon: Enemy destroyer surrendered, ceased fire.

12.30pm: Placed prize crew on board prize.

1.30pm: Proceeded with prize and HMS Vortigern in company.

2.39pm: Kokscar N5°W 1.3 miles, course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

3.55pm: Let go starboard anchor.

8.30pm: Relief prize crew left ship.

9.35pm: Eight officers and 10 other prisoners of war arrived on board.

Lost on Service: 4 sword bayonets and 4 scabbard ~~~; 2 sword bayonets MLE and scabbard MLE; 10 waist belts Patt 1901; 2 braces Patt 1901; 1 bag ammunition Patt 1901; 1 case ~~~ naval Patt 1901; 1 pouch Patt 1901; 1 ~~~ rifle patt 1901.


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28 December 1918

Revel [Tallinn]

Lat 59.46, Long 24.77

10.00am: Tug secured alongside landed 36 Masden guns and equipment.

12.30pm: Prize secured alongside. 75 tons coal, 100 tons oil supplied to prize TBD.

1.50pm: Bolshevic Commisioner arrived on board as prisoner of War.

2.30pm: 9 Bolshevick Prisoners of War arrived on board.

2.45pm: Placed relief Prize crew on board prize.

7.15pm: Received 9 refugees on board.

8.00pm: 3 ratings rejoined ship from HMS Cardiff.

Refugees received on board: Hugh Henry Maximillian Carlisle (British Subject), George Charles Carr (British Subject), Olga Carr (British Subject), Robert Carr - child (British Subject), Mary Carr - child (British Subject), Alice Schmidt (Russian Subject), Ove Larang Clauson [?] (Danish Subject), Eric Hanson (Danish Subject), Vera Hanson (Danish Subject).


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29 December 1918

Revel [Tallinn]

Lat 59.46, Long 24.77

7.35am: Prize cast off.

9.15am: HMS Viscount secured alongside. Discharged 82 tons of oil fuel to Viscount.

11.10am: HMS Viscount cast off.

6.10pm: Discharged 7 officer prisoners and 1 boy prisoner to the shore. 8 refugees of Consular party arrived on board.

7.02pm: Prisoner of war arrived on board. 2 refugees arrived on board.

8.20pm: Discharged 19 Prisoners of War to the shore.

212.0 tons oil supplied to TBDs

British Consular Refugees [All Russian Subjects]: Beatrice Gerard, Eileen Gerrard – child, Doreen Gerrard – child, John Gerrard – child, Charles Gerrard – child, Eloise Mechmershausen, Emily Voik,

Eleanor Rukanieff, Margaret Rukanieff – child.


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30 December 1918

Revel to Libau [Liepaja, Latvia] or at Revel [Tallinn]

Lat 59.4, Long 23.9 [estimate West of Revel]

0.15am: Estonian gunboat Lambita [Lembit?] and two tugs arrived

10.42am: Weighed course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

11.12am: Dropped Paravanes.

11.46am: Saritcheff Light Vessel abeam to port 1 cable.

12.19pm: Neckmangrund Light Vessel NW 2 cables.

1.25pm: Edenholm [Odensholm?/Osmussaar] Light S5°E 3 miles.

2.32pm: Bulk Light Vessel South ½ mile.

4.03pm: Dagerort [Kopu] Low Light abeam 7 miles.

4.53pm: Ferhmanbelt Light Vessel SW 2 cables.

5.53pm: Helgoland Light Vessel abeam to port 1½ miles.

7.03pm: Alpha light buoy abeam to port ½ mile.

8.00pm: Lat 57°56’N, Long 20°50’E

11.48pm: Steinort [Akmenrags] Point East 4 miles.


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31 December 1918

Libau to Revel [Tallinn] or at Libau [Liepaja, Latvia]

Lat 56.52, Long 20.95

Midnight: Course and speed as requisite for passing through fishing fleet and for entering harbour.

0.55am: Entrance buoy SW 2 cables.

1.22am: Let go starboard anchor. Anchorage bearings: Leading Light N72W; Libau Light S20E; Entrance red light S79W.

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded up harbour.

8.30am: Secured alongside HMS Angora. Blue Watch employed coaling ship from collier Firtree. Discharged 2 Bolshevic Prisoners of War to Angora. Discharged 19 Refugees to Angora.

11.00am: Shifted berth to alongside Oiler RFA Slavol.

11.15am: Storeship Volo secured alongside.

7.45pm: Storeship Volo cast off.

7.47pm: Slipped from oiler and proceeded out of harbour.

8.01pm: Breakwater abeam.

8.25pm: Dropped Paravanes.

8.41pm: Decreased to 10 knots. Passed through fishing fleet.

10.03pm: Steinort [Akmenrags] Light S83E 4 miles.

Received from Oiler RFA Slavol 645 tons oil. Received from collier Firtree 9 tons coal.