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Light Cruiser, ex-2nd-class Cruiser, Chatham-class

Pendant Nos 37 (1914), 38 (1.18), 18 (4.18). Launched 19.11.11 Chatham DY. 5,400 tons, 458(oa), 430(pp)x49x16ft. Turbine 25000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 8-6in, 1-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 2in deck. Crew: 380. Red Sea and East Africa 1914-15, Mediterranean 1915-16, 3rd LCS Grand Fleet 1916-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. To RNZN 10.20. Sold 13.7.26 Ward, Pembroke Dock. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Laid down 3/1/11, launched 9/11/11, completed 12/12, attached to 2nd Battle Squadron on commissioning; 1st Light Cruiser Squadron July 1913. With 2nd LCS in Mediterranean 1913-14, and detached to Red Sea on outbreak of war. Discovered whereabouts of Konigsberg on 30 November 1914 and sank colliers to block her exit from the Rufiji Delta, and captured German merchantman Prasident in October 1914. To Dardanelles May 1915, the Grand Fleet from 1916 to 1918 as flagship, 3rd LCS. Damaged by mine off Norfolk coast, 26 May 1916 and towed stern-first to Chatham for repairs. Went into reserve at Nore 1918-20, and recommissioned in Royal New Zealand Navy, 11 September 1920. Returned to RN 1924 to become flagship 4th LCS, East Indies 1924-25. Paid off November 1925 at Devonport and sold in 1926. (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:

The typical routine includes the following log entries (although they do not appear in the log every day): Divisions and/or prayers (and sometimes physical drill) at around 9am; Evening Quarters (and sometimes physical drill) at around 4pm; the time the fires in the steam cutter are lit and drawn; when in port Closed B & C doors at around 9pm. On Sunday morning Divine Service or church parties landed. The hands spend a lot of time cleaning and painting or just working as requisite. These log entries have not generally been transcribed.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS CHATHAM 1915-1916
(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 APRIL 1915


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[Signed] GGH Cooke Navigating Officer [From Navy List Lieut. Gilbert G.H. Cooke]

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Distance run per hour

Coal expended for all purposes per hour

Distance run per ton of coal

Date when this information was obtained by actual experiment

At authorised power with natural draught = the unit

24.86

18.47

1.34

18-5-14

“With all despatch” (the maximum power attainable for 24 hours) = 4/5 the unit

23.5

13.5

1.74

24-4-14

“With despatch” (the maximum sea-going speed while the coal lasts) = 3/5 the unit

21.64

11.5

1.88

18&19-5-14

“With moderate despatch” = 2/5 the unit

17.7

8.5

2.08

1-2-14

“At ordinary speed” = 1/5 the unit

14.3

4.7

3.04

7&8-2-14

“At most economical speed” = as determined by trial and in accordance with the varying conditions of wind and weather

10.0

2.5

4.0

11&12-12-13


Ordinary speed or consumption exceeded

Not recorded

To The Commander in Chief HM Ships & Vessels, Cape Station

[Signed] SR Drury Lowe Captain 6th May 1915 [Sidney Robert Drury-Lowe; photograph from Imperial War Museums Collections]


HMS Hyacinth

Submitted,

[Signed] Fras. J Roskruge Engineer Commander of Flagship [From Navy Lists for Oct 14 Francis J. Roskruge Engineer Commander of HMS Hyacinth]


Forwarded 16 May 1915

[Signed] H King-Hall Vice-Admiral Commander-in-chief [Herbert King-Hall]


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Barometer

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number: Negretti & Zambra A28

Height of cistern above sea: 15 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer: +.001

Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship: Fore Bridge

Whether in screen: Yes

Maker and No.: Negretti & Zambra MO A/970 From April 1st Dry

Maker and No.: Negretti & Zambra MO A/9704 From April 1st Wet

Thermometers for Sea Temperature

Maker and No.: Negretti & Zambra A/1706 From April 1st


[From 1st to 8th April at about 1am and 9.30pm: Rounds]


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1 April 1915

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.00am: Seamen at battalion drill.

Noon: Paid monthly money.

4.45pm: Exercised fire stations.


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2 April 1915

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am: Good Friday. Sunday Routine sent Church of England, Roman Catholic & Nonconformist church parties to Divine Service.

5.00pm: Exercised fire stations.


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3 April 1915

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

5.00pm: Exercised fire stations.


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4 April 1915

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am: Read warrant No. 130.

5.00pm: Exercised fire stations.


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5 April 1915

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am: Hands to physical drill.

5.00pm: Exercised fire stations.


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6 April 1915

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

pm: Secured ship in preparation for basin trial.

4.30pm: Exercised fire stations.


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7 April 1915

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

3.00pm: Ships company returned onboard from Camp & Royal Alfred Sailors Home.

4.30-5.00pm: Carried out basin trial of main engines.

6.00pm: Exercised collision stations.


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8 April 1915

Bombay & at sea

Lat 18.8, Long 72.7 [Cross bearings]

6.00am: Warped ship out of basin.

7.00am: Proceeded as requisite to secure to North Troopship buoy.

7.20am: Secured to buoy.

8.00am: Tested lifebuoys (correct).

9.25am: Slipped from buoy proceeded out of harbour.

10.00am: Bombay Floating Light abeam 1 cable. Working up to 4/5 power trial.

10.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

Noon: Finished 4/5 trial. Commenced working down.

1.07pm: Stopped.

1.15pm: Proceeded. Courses as requisite for entering Bombay Harbour.

1.55pm: Stopped, secured to North Transport Buoy. Divers examined propellors.

3.00pm: Coal lighters secured alongside. Commenced coaling ship (native labour).


[From 9th to 19th April each afternoon one watch is granted leave to 7am]


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9 April 1915

[Bombay]

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

6.30am: Finished coaling (1140 tons).

am: Hands employed stowing coal.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship, spreading awnings and as requisite.


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10 April 1915

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am: Tested lifebuoys (correct).

4.20pm: Read warrant No. 121.

8.25pm: One prisoner returned from detention barracks & placed in cell onboard.


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11 April 1915

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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12 April 1915

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

0.30am: Night boats crew away recovering derelict boat. Burned Starboard After searchlight.

6.00am: General Drill. Collision stations. Away all boats crews. Exercised boats under oars & sail. Exercised general quarters.

am: Hands at gunnery instructions and as requisite.


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13 April 1915

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

9.30am: Exercised general quarters. Exercised ammunition supply parties & control parties. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

4.00pm: Read warrant No. 132.

4.30pm: Exercised Starboard watch out kedge anchor.


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14 April 1915

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am: Exercised guns crews at loader. Gunlayers & trainers at deflection teacher.

am: Let go starboard lifebuoy.

9.45am: Gunnery training class at instruction. Gunlayers & trainers at deflection teacher. Guns crews at loader.

4.15pm: Exercised Port watch out kedge anchor.


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15 April 1915

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

6.00am: Landed seamen small arm companies for route march.

am: Exercised control parties. Gunlayers at deflection teacher.

4.15pm: Read warrant No. 133.

pm: Let go lifebuoy & picked up do for exercise.


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16 April 1915

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.00am: Picked up one corpse (male) and handed over to police.

9.30am: Exercised general quarters.

4.15pm: Read warrant No. 134.

4.30pm: Port watch laid out two 2½“ wire hawsers to buoy astern.


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17 April 1915

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am: Tested life buoys (correct).


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18 April 1915

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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19 April 1915

[18 April in log]

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

6.00am: Exercised prepare to be taken in tow.

6.05am: Let go & picked up both lifebuoys.

6.16am: All boats away exercising under oars and sail.

6.30am: Exercised general quarters.

7.00am: Boats returned. Hoisted boats and replaced gear.

1.10pm: HMS Empress of Asia arrived and anchored.

pm: Exercised starboard watch out collision mat & close water tight doors.


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20 April 1915

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am: Hands employed at gunnery drill.

1.00pm: Paddle steamers Nos. 3 & 4 sailed.

4.30pm: Exercised collision stations.

9.00pm: Battery on middle ground fired on Dhow entering harbour.

9.30pm: Battery fired on second dhow.

10.00pm: Burned searchlights to pick up 3 Dhows under weigh.

11.30pm: Battery fired on Dhow under weigh.


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21 April 1915

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

9.25am: Exercised general quarters.

am: Tested Starboard life buoy.

4.30pm: Gave special leave to Port Watch. Starboard watch prepared for sea.


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22 April 1915

Bombay & at sea for trial

Lat 18.8, Long 72.7 [Cross bearings]

7.00am: Slipped & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

7.20am: Sunk Light House abeam.

7.48am: Bombay Light Ship abeam 3 cables.

8.00am: Lat 18 50½N, Long 72 45E

8.45am: Working up gradually for repair trial (16000 IHP).

11.45am: Commenced easing down after steam trial.

12.40pm: Bombay Light Vessel abeam. Courses as requisite for entering harbour.

1.10pm: Stopped off middle ground for pilot.

1.30pm: Proceeded alongside oil wharf Alexandra dock.

2.00pm: Secured alongside oil wharf.

2.40pm: Coal lighters came alongside.

3.15pm: Commenced coaling (native labour).

6.00pm: Commenced taking in oil fuel.

7.10pm: Completed coaling 150 tons.


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23 April 1915

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

1.15am: Completed with oil 206.2 tons.

2.15pm: Slipped from oil wharf and proceeded as requisite to anchorage in harbour.

2.30pm: Stopped, came to. Anchor bearings: Taj Mahal Hotel S80W; Right end Middle Ground S35W; Time Ball Flag Staff N59W.

4.00pm: Hands employed embarking stores & field gun ex P&O SS Salsette.

5.00pm: Mustered by open list, distributed HRH Princess Mary's Xmas gifts. [A fund had been set up by Princess Mary to provide a gift box for every sailor and soldier]

6.00pm: Manned & armed ship rigged night defence gear.

6.40pm: Weighed.

6.45pm: Proceeded as requisite for shifting berth to examination anchorage.

6.57pm: Stopped, came to. Anchor bearings: Sunk Light House N65W; Dolphin N12W; Right end Middle Ground N10E

Midnight: Weighed anchor.


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24 April 1915

Bombay to Niororo Island

Lat 17.1, Long 70.5 [Obs]

0.04am: Proceeded. Courses as requisite for leaving harbour.

0.36am: Bombay Light Vessel abeam ½ cable.

am: After section at man & arm ship stations.

am: Foremost section manned & armed ship.

5.55am: Secured from night defence stations.

8.00am: Lat 17 44N, Long 71 22½E

8.15am: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

am: Hands employed unshipping berthing stanchions & as requisite.

5.00pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

6.15pm: Rigged night defence gear.

8.00pm: Lat 15 44N, Long 68 51E

10.00pm: After section manned & armed ship. Exercised guns crews burned searchlights.


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25 April 1915

Bombay to Niororo Island

Lat 13.4, Long 65.8 [Obs]

am: Exercised guns & searchlights crews.

am: Foremost section manned & armed ship.

5.50am: Secured from night defence stations.

8.00am: Lat 14 0½N, Long 66 34E

8.15am: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

5.00pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

5.50pm: Rigged night defence gear.

6.45pm: Darkened ship.

8.00pm: Lat 12 14N, Long 64 12½E

10.00pm: Manned & armed ship. Exercised guns & searchlights crews.


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26 April 1915

Bombay to Niororo Island

Lat 9.7, Long 61.1 [Obs]

am: Exercised guns & searchlights crews.

am: After section manned & armed ship.

5.45am: Secured from night defence stations.

8.00am: Lat 10 22N, Long 61 52 30E

8.15am: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

am: Hands employed transporting coal from reserve bunkers & as requisite.

4.45pm: Log foul 15 mins approx.

5.00pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

6.15pm: Rigged night defence gear.

6.35pm: Darkened ship.

8.00pm: Lat 8 30½N, Long 59 40E

10.00pm: Exercised guns & searchlights crews. After section man & arm ship.


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27 April 1915

Bombay to Niororo Island

Lat 6.1, Long 56.5 [Obs]

am: Exercised guns & searchlights crews.

am: Exercised seaboats crew.

8.00am: Lat 6 44N, Long 57 17E

8.15am: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

9.30am: Re-set electric log to agree with Patent log aft.

am: Hands employed shifting coal forward from reserve bunkers & as requisite.

pm: Coaling party employed shifting coal forward from reserve bunkers.

5.00pm: Put clocks back 10 mins.

6.00pm: Prepared for night defence stations.

8.00pm: Lat 4 50N, Long 54 57E

10.00pm: Foremost section manned & armed ship. Burned searchlights. Exercised guns crews.


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28 April 1915

Bombay to Niororo

Lat 2.4, Long 51.8 [Obs]

am: After section manned & armed ship.

8.00am: Lat 3 04N, Long 52 37½E

am&pm: Hands employed shifting coal forward from reserve bunkers & as requisite.

5.10pm: Put clocks back 10 mins.

6.00pm: Rigged night defence stations.

8.00pm: Lat 1 07N, Long 50 14½E

10.00pm: Foremost section manned & armed ship. Burned searchlights. Exercised guns crews.


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29 April 1915

Bombay to Niororo

Lat -1.3, Long 47.4 [Obs]

am: Exercised guns & searchlights crews.

5.45am: Secured from night defence stations.

8.00am: Lat 0 39S, Long 48 05E

8.15am: Put clocks back 15 mins.

am&pm: Hands employed shifting coal forward from reserve bunkers & as requisite.

10.20am: Hauled in Patent Log to clean.

10.50am: Streamed Patent Log.

5.10pm: Put clocks back 10 mins.

6.45pm: Rigged night defence stations.

8.00pm: Lat 2 27S, Long 45 55½E

10.00pm: Exercised night defence stations. Exercised burned searchlights. Exercised guns crews.


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30 April 1915

Bombay to Niororo Island

Lat -5.0, Long 42.9 [Obs]

am: After section man & arm ship.

8.00am: Lat 4 10S, Long 43 42E

8.15am: Put clocks back 15 mins.

9.20am: Exercised Action.

10.10am: Secured.

3.00pm: Heavy rain squall.

5.00pm: Put clocks back 10 mins.

6.00pm: Rigged night defence stations.

8.00pm: Lat 6 15½S, Long 41 34½E

10.00pm: Manned & armed ship.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1915


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

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1 May 1915

Bombay to Niororo Island & at anchor & under weigh off Rufiji River Delta, East Africa

Lat -7.62, Long 39.67 [Estimate from anchor bearings]

0.15am: Position by stars: Lat 6 52½S, Long 40 47½E

4.15am: Sighted Moresby Point Light (Mafia) SbyW.

4.50am: Altered course as requisite to close steamer (collier SS Corbridge).

6.35am: Courses as requisite for approaching Anchorage to Westward of Niororo Island.

6.50am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 16 fathoms to West of Niororo Island. Anchor bearings: West Point Shungumbili S1E; North Point Niororo N81E; South Point Niororo S63E

7.10am: Collier SS Cento secured alongside.

8.30am: Commenced coaling.

3.00pm: Stopped coaling. Received 672 tons.

3.15pm: Collier Cento cast off.

5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for position F.

6.00pm: HMS Hyacinth & HMS Weymouth sailed.

6.07pm: Stopped. Came to port anchor in 27 fathoms NW of Dira shoal. Anchor bearings: Niororo S46E; North Point Koma S89W

10.00pm: Foremost section manned & armed ship. Burned searchlights. Exercised guns crews.


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2 May 1915

At anchor & at sea off Rufiji River Delta

Lat -7.62, Long 39.67 [Estimate from anchor bearings]

am: After section manned & armed ship.

5.45am: Weighed proceeded. Returned to Niororo Island Anchorage.

6.35am: Stopped.

6.40am: Came to. Anchor bearings: North Point Niororo N78E; South Point Niororo S59E; SE Point Shungumbili South

6.50am: Collier SS Cento secured alongside.

7.50am: Commenced coaling.

12.20pm: Finished coaling. Received 268 tons.

12.35pm: Collier Cento cast off.

1.35pm: Weighed.

1.38pm: Proceeded as requisite for proceeding to Koma Island Anchorage.

3.15pm: Stopped.

3.20pm: Came to Starboard anchor to SW of Koma Island.

5.05pm: Weighed, proceeded as requisite to position F.

6.10pm: Stopped.

6.15pm: Came to in position F. Anchor bearings N point Koma West; Kwale Island NE point N43W

pm: After section at night defence stations.


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3 May 1915

At anchor & at sea off Rufiji River Delta

Lat -7.86, Long 39.67 [Tirene]

5.50am: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for Koma Island Anchorage.

7.00am: Stopped to communicate with whaler Childus.

7.10am: Proceeded.

9.42am: Altered course and as requisite for entering Tirene Anchorage.

10.05am: Stopped.

10.10am: Came to in Tirene Anchorage.

10.30am: Inspected and aired bedding. Tested life buoys (correct).

1.30pm: Arrived HMS Cornwall.

2.55pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Tirene Anchorage.

4.27pm: Altered course as requisite to close Niororo Anchorage.

4.45pm: Stopped, communicated with HMS Laconia.

5.00pm: Proceeded.

5.40pm: Rigged night defence gear.

6.05pm: Stopped.

6.10pm: Came to port anchor at "F". Anchor bearings: North Fanjove Island N15W; Right end Chokaa Island N40W; Right end Koma Island West.

pm: Manned & armed ship.


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4 May 1915

At anchor & at sea off Rufiji River Delta

Lat -7.62, Long 39.67 [Estimate from anchor bearings]

am: Manned & armed ship.

5.40am: Weighed.

5.42am: Proceeded.

6.27am: Altered course as requisite for Niororo Anchorage.

6.50am: Stopped. Came to. Anchor bearings: North Point Niororo S[?]72E; South Point Niororo S40E; East Point Shungumbili South

9.30am: Exercised C force onboard in marching order.

2.30pm: HMS Fly left for Koma Island.

4.05pm: Read Warrant No. 135.

5.11pm: Weighed.

5.15pm: Proceeded.

5.25pm: Darkened ship rigged night defence gear.

6.40pm: Stopped.

6.45pm: Came to. Anchor bearings: Pemba Juu N68W; Left end Koma Island S86½W

pm: After Section manned & armed ship.


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5 May 1915

At anchor & at sea off Rufiji River Delta, East Africa

Lat -7.62, Long 39.67 [Estimate from anchor bearings]

am: Foremost Section manned & armed ship.

5.20am: Weighed.

5.25am: Proceeded.

5.30am: Set course to close Koma island.

6.00am: Stopped.

6.03am: Came to. Anchor bearings: Left end Koma Island N16E; Right end Koma Island N49E; Ras Simba Uranga S26W

9.10am: Weighed.

9.13am: Proceeded as requisite for 1” Aiming Rifle practice at target towed by HMS Fly.

10.00am: Stopped, hoisted in target.

10.20am: Proceeded.

11.30am: Altered course as requisite for Niororo Anchorage.

11.40am: Stopped.

11.43am: Came to. Anchor bearings: Left end Shungumbili South; Right end Niororo S48E; Left end Niororo S86E

pm: Gave leave to port watch on Niororo Island.

4.15pm: Recalled boats with libertymen.

4.30pm: Weighed.

4.40pm: Proceeded. Course S62W to search for lost seaplane.

5.40pm: Sighted seaplane on port bow.

6.05pm: Closed seaplane & whalers.

6.18pm: Stopped came to. HMS Fly came alongside with one seaplane & 2 pilots.

7.05pm: Weighed.

7.08pm: Proceeded.

7.36pm: Stopped.

7.40pm: Came to. (Position 2 miles NE from Y approx.)


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6 May 1915

At anchor & at sea off Rufiji River Delta, East Africa

Lat -7.7, Long 39.5 [Obs]

5.05am: Weighed & proceeded.

5.20am: Courses as requisite for closing HMS Fly.

5.38am: Stopped to communicate with Fly.

5.43am: Proceeded as requisite towards HMS Childers.

6.35am: Came to by wreck of seaplane. Anchor bearings: Right end Koma N20½E; Left end Koma N11E; Ras Simba Uranga S39W

9.00am: Divers employed examining seaplane and passing hawsers.

11.50am: Weighed proceeded.

1.10pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for anchorage.

1.25pm: Stopped.

1.27pm: Came to in Tirene harbour.

3.55pm: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

6.38pm: Came to port at "F".

pm: Manned and armed ship.


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7 May 1915

At anchor & at sea off Rufiji River Delta

Lat -7.86, Long 39.67 [Tirene]

5.38am: Weighed.

5.40am: Proceeded.

8.20am: Altered course as requisite for anchorage in Tirene harbour.

8.32am: Stopped.

8.35am: Came to.

9.00am: Collier SS Zanoni came alongside.

10.00am: Commenced coaling ship.

12.45pm: Finished coaling (320 tons).

4.08pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

6.26pm: Stopped.

6.30pm: Came to 1½ miles East of "F". Anchor bearings not obtainable.

pm: Manned & armed ship.


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8 May 1915

At anchor & at sea in North Mafia Channels

Lat -7.86, Long 39.67 [Tirene]

5.30am: Weighed & proceeded.

7.50am: Altered course to close HMS Childers.

8.00am: Stopped, turned 16 points to port.

8.26am: Proceeded.

9.57am: Courses as requisite for entering Tirene harbour.

10.25am: Stopped.

10.28am: Came to in Tirene harbour.

12.30pm: HMS Cornwall arrived.

3.30pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

5.09pm: Altered course to close HMS Echo.

5.30pm: Rigged night defence gear.

6.10pm: Stopped.

6.15pm: Came to off Koma. Anchor bearings: Left end Koma Island S80W; Pemba Juu N51W; Right end Koma Island N80½W

pm: Lost by parting of sounding wire: Leads 24lb patt 1310 one in no.; Swivels patt 1311 one in no; Guards pieces patt 1266 one in no; 150 fathoms sounding wire.

pm: Manned & armed ship.


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9 May 1915

At anchor & at sea in North Mafia Channels

Lat -7.86, Long 39.67 [Tirene]

5.15am: Weighed.

5.20am: Proceeded.

5.40am: Secured from night defence stations.

7.50am: Courses as requisite for entering Tirene harbour.

8.05am: Stopped.

8.15am: Came to in Tirene harbour.

1.30pm: Seaplane started on reconnaissance flight.

2.25pm: Seaplane descended bearing N43W.

2.45pm: Weighed, proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

3.25pm: Sighted seaplane on water.

3.25-3.35pm: Reduced gradually to 11 knots.

3.45pm: Stopped. Communicated with HMS Fly & seaplane.

4.15pm: Read warrant No. 136.

4.58pm: Proceeded.

5.35pm: Rigged night defence gear.

6.15pm: Stopped.

6.20pm: Came to East of Koma Island.

pm: Foremost section manned & armed ship.


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10 May 1915

At anchor & at sea in North Mafia Channels

Lat -7.86, Long 39.67 [Tirene]

am: Manned & armed ship.

5.24am: Weighed.

5.25am: Proceeded.

7.30am: Stopped.

7.35am: Came to. Anchor bearings: Right end Koma Island N54E; Left end Hatambura N15E; Left end Koma Island N23E

am: HMS Fly closed.

8.55am: Weighed.

11.00am: Courses as requisite for entering Tirene harbour.

11.25am: Stopped.

11.30am: Came to.

pm: Port watch employed hoisting in & striking down stores & provisions.

3.15pm: HMAS Pioneer sailed.

3.50pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Tirene harbour.

5.55pm: Darkened ship.

6.15pm: Stopped.

6.20pm: Came to. Anchor Bearing approx. S39E 9 miles from East point Koma Island.


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11 May 1915

At anchor & at sea in North Mafia Channels

Lat -7.86, Long 39.67 [Tirene]

5.15am: Weighed.

5.20am: Set course South.

7.00am: Altered course as requisite for entering Tirene harbour.

7.25am: Stopped.

7.30am: Came to in Tirene harbour.

am: Exercised gunlayers & sightsetters at .303 Aiming Rifle practice at target towed by steam cutter.

4.00pm: Weighed.

4.10pm: Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour under Starboard engine only.

5.00pm: Exercised collision stations.

6.00pm: Altered course as requisite for anchoring at position G.

6.07pm: Stopped.

6.08pm: Came to. Anchor bearings: Right end Shungbili [Shungumbili?] S16E; Left end Niororo S48½E

pm: Manned & armed ship.


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12 May 1915

At anchor & at sea in North Mafia Channels

Lat -7.86, Long 39.67 [Tirene]

5.20am: Weighed.

5.23am: Proceeded under Starboard engine only.

7.25am: Courses as requisite for anchorage in Tirene harbour.

7.40am: Stopped.

7.45am: Came to in Tirene harbour.

am: Exercised night defence control firing .303 at target towed by steam cutter.

3.30pm: Weighed.

3.40pm: Proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

5.04pm: Rigged night defence gear. Darkened ship.

6.19pm: Stopped, turned to South.

6.20pm: Came to at position "F".

6.16pm: Passed appearance of breakers 2 cables to starboard position of breakers(?) by DR 10.2 miles 78° True N84E magnetic from East point of Koma Island.

pm: Manned & armed ship.


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13 May 1915

At anchor & at sea in North Mafia Channels

Lat -7.8, Long 39.6 [X Brgs]

am: The appearance of breakers seen at 6.16pm 12th inst. was not seen again in the daylight between 5.45 & 5.50am when steering to Eastward to investigate.

5.30am: Weighed turned to East.

5.45pm: Proceeded.

5.50pm: Secured from night defence stations.

7.00am: Altered course as requisite for taking up anchorage to SW of Koma Island.

7.12am: Stopped.

7.16am: Came to.

9.10am: Exercised Action.

9.25am: Fired 3 rounds per gun from starboard 6" at mast on shore to calibrate.

9.50am: Weighed.

9.55am: Proceeded.

12.10pm: Altered course as requisite for anchorage at Tirene.

12.25pm: Stopped.

12.30pm: Came to.

3.55pm: Weighed.

4.05pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving harbour.

4.30pm: Cautioned Sub Lieutenant J. Murray RN for carelessness in carrying out special duties allotted to him. [Signed] John Murray.

5.30pm: Rigged night defence gear, darkened ship.

6.19pm: Stopped turned to South.

6.22pm: Came to at "F".

pm: Manned & armed ship.


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14 May 1915

At anchor & at sea in North Mafia Channels

Lat -7.86, Long 39.67 [Tirene]

5.10am: Weighed.

5.15am: Proceeded.

7.25am: Altered course as requisite for anchorage in Tirene harbour.

7.40am: Stopped.

7.42am: Came to.

8.45am: SS Zanoni secured alongside.

8.50am: Commenced coaling ship.

11.30am: Finished coaling, received 355 tons.

11.45am: Collier cast off.

3.33pm: Weighed.

4.40pm: Proceeded as requisite out of Tirene harbour.

5.45pm: Rigged night defence gear.

6.10pm: Stopped turned to South.

6.18pm: Came to. Darkened ship. Anchor bearings: Right end Pemba Juu N73W; Left end Koma S86½W; Right end Kwale S30W

pm: Manned & armed ship.


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15 May 1915

At anchor & under weigh in North Mafia Channels & at sea

Lat -7.86, Long 39.67 [Tirene]

5.08am: Weighed, proceeded.

7.47am: Courses as requisite for entering Tirene harbour.

7.57am: Stopped.

8.02am: Came to in Tirene harbour.

am: Tested lifebuoys correct.

2.00pm: Weighed.

2.15pm: Proceeded out of harbour.

3.38pm: Course as requisite for anchoring to West of Niororo.

3.43pm: Stopped.

3.45pm: Came to.

4.04pm: HMS Weymorth arrived & anchored.

5.19pm: Weighed. Turned to northward.

5.35pm: Rigged night defence gear. Darkened ship.

6.08pm: Stopped turned to Southward.

6.15pm: Came to. Approx position N8W 6.4 miles from North point of Niororo. Anchor bearings not procurable.


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16 May 1915

Mafia to Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.19

0.25am: Weighed.

0.36am: Proceeded.

1.47am: Sounding by sounding machine 27 fathoms.

1.50am: Sounding by sounding machine 100 fathoms no bottom

8.13am: Chumbe Light House abeam. Altered course as requisite for Zanzibar harbour.

8.50am: Stopped. Came to in Zanzibar harbour.

2.30pm: Discharged 20 Seedies, one Tindal & one interpreter to shore. [Tindal – Petty Officer of Lascars]

5.00pm: HMS Hyacinth weighed & proceeded.

5.25pm: Weighed.

5.30pm: Set course S2E.

5.40pm: Altered course as requisite for proceeding out of Zanzibar by South pass.

6.00pm: Chumbe Light abeam 9 cables.

pm: Manned & armed ship.


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17 May 1915

Zanzibar to Aden

Lat -1.9, Long 41.9 [Obs]

am: Manned & armed ship.

5.30am: Secured from night defence stations.

7.00am: Deviation by Sun 1E.

9.15am: Exercised fire control parties.

am&pm: Coaling party employed shifting coal forward from reserve bunkers.

10.15am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

4.30pm: Rigged night defence gear.

pm: Search lights & night guns crews at night defence stations. Exercised boarding boats crew.


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18 May 1915

Zanzibar to Aden

Lat 3.8, Long 48.1 [Obs]

am: Manned & armed ship.

am&pm: Coaling party employed shifting coal forward from reserve bunkers.

10.15am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

5.20pm: Observed land from port beam to 3 points before beam.

6.00pm: Darkened ship.

pm: Exercised guns & search light crews.


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19 May 1915

Zanzibar to Aden

Lat 10.8, Long 51.4 [Cross Bearings]

am: Manned & armed ship.

9.40am: Sighted Ras Hafun port bow.

am: Hands employed shifting coal forward.

3.45pm: Altered course as requisite to close SS Kendal Castle Admiralty Collier in Oloch Bay.

4.10pm: Stopped. Spoke with collier Kendal Castle.

4.15pm: Proceeded.

6.32pm: Ras al Fil[?] abeam 4¾ miles.

pm: Lost overboard through parting of log line: Lines log patt 316a, Governors for Trident log patt 315b, Rotators for Trident log Patt 315c.

pm: Manned & armed ship. Exercised guns & search lights crews.


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20 May 1915

Zanzibar to Aden & at Aden

Lat 12.5, Long 45.7 [Obs]

5.50am: Sighted steamer on port bow.

6.30am: Fired blank charge closed steamer course south.

6.37am: Stopped.

6.42am: Resumed Course N83W.

9.30am: General Quarters.

1.15pm: Sighted Aden N60W.

2.25pm: Altered course as requisite for Aden Harbour.

2.50pm: Stopped.

2.53pm: Came to in inner harbour secured stern to No. 8 buoy head to WSW.

4.07pm: Coal lighter came alongside.

4.30pm: Commenced coaling ship (native labour).


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21 May 1915

Aden to Suez or at Aden

Lat 12.7, Long 44.9 [Cross Bearings]

3.20am: Finished coaling (1020) tons.

11.20am: Slipped from buoy aft.

11.25am: Weighed.

11.30am: Proceeded out of harbour.

5.20pm: Altered course N61W passed through Strait of Bab el Mandeb.

5.40pm: Put clock back 10 minutes.

6.00pm: Darkened ship rigged night defence gear.

10.35pm: Quoin Island Light abeam 1 mile.

11.15pm: Altered course to avoid steamer.


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22 May 1915

Aden to Suez

Lat 17.4, Long 40.5 [Obs]

2.30am: Centre Peak [Zubair group] Light abeam 4½ miles.

4.34am: Jebel Tier [Jabal al-Tayr?] Light abeam 5 miles.

am: PIII & SIII guns crews at divisional drill.

4.30pm: Exercised collision stations.

5.30pm: Passed RIMS Northbrook steaming to Southward.

pm: Exercised boarding boats crew.

pm: After section manned & armed ship.

11.30pm: Exercised hands man & arm ship.


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23 May 1915

Aden to Suez

Lat 23.4, Long 36.8 [Obs]

am: Exercised duty guns crew & seaboats crew.

5.15am: Secured from night defence stations.

8.15am: Put clocks back 10 mins.

4.30pm: Connected up hand wheel. Steered by hand.

5.05pm: Connected conning tower steering gear.

5.30pm: Put clocks back 10 mins.

6.22pm: Daedalus [Abu el-Kizan] Light House abeam 8 cables.

6.34pm: Darkened ship.


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24 May 1915

Aden to Suez

Lat 28.4, Long 33.1 [Obs]

0.57am: Brothers [Ahkaween] Light abeam 5 miles.

am: Exercised seaboats crew.

6.42am: Shadwan abeam 3¼ miles.

7.50am: Sighted Ashrafi Light House N54W.

8.15am: Put clocks back 10 mins.

am: Exercised hand wheel party steered by hand for quarter of an hour.

10.15am: Connected Conning Tower steering gear.

am: Guns crews at divisional drill.

11.55am: Ras Gharib Light House abeam 3 miles.

3.35pm: Zafarana Light House abeam 3.3 miles.

4.15pm: Read warrant No. 137.

5.50pm: Sighted Newport Rock Light House N5E.

6.50pm: Courses as requisite for entering Suez Bay.

7.05pm: Stopped.

7.07pm: Came to.

8.00pm: Manned & armed ship.

8.35pm: Weighed.

8.40pm: Proceeded as requisite for entering Suez canal.

8.43pm: Entrance buoys of canal abeam.

pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for passing through Suez Canal.


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25 May 1915

Suez to Port Said or at Port Said

Lat 31.26, Long 32.32

2.20am: Stopped at Ismailia to change pilot.

am: Passed HMS Fox & French man 'o' war Requin.

7.18am: Entered Port Said Harbour.

7.25am: Stopped.

7.33am: Let go port anchor secured fore & aft to Buoys off North end of Second Island.

8.00am: Coal lighters came alongside.

am: Coaled ship native labour.

2.15pm: Finished coaling 820 tons.

6.10pm: Slipped, weighed port anchor.

6.25pm: Proceeded as requisite for leaving Port Said harbour.

6.40pm: Stopped dropped pilot.

6.43pm: Proceeded.

pm: Manned & armed ship.



THE VOYAGES OF HMS CHATHAM
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26 May 1915

Port Said to Lemnos

Lat 35.1, Long 28.4 [Obs]

am: After section manned & armed ship.

4.30am: Secured from night defence stations.

1.20pm: Sighted land starboard bow (Rhodes Island)

2.30pm: Commenced altering course 20° either side of course every 10 minutes.

5.40pm: Put clocks back 10 mins.

6.34pm: Levitha Island Light N45W.

pm: Rigged night defence darkened ship.

10.47pm: Cape Papas Light abeam 7½ miles (N34E)

11.00pm: Manned & armed ship.


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27 May 1915

Port Said to Port Mudros, Lemnos & at Lemnos

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

1.40am: Altered course SW to investigate steamer (Greek).

1.50am: Resumed course N18W.

2.05am: Sighted Psara Island Light N24E 25 miles.

3.40am: Sighted Skyro[s] island Light N60½W 28 miles. (Steering 20° either side of course).

7.00am: Sighted Lemnos Island N8E.

8.10am: Communicated with Russian cruiser Askold steering South.

8.45am: Stopped at entrance to Port Mudros.

9.08am: Proceeded as requisite for entering Port Mudros.

9.55am: Stopped.

9.58am: Came to.

12.45pm: French battle squadron arrived.

1.35pm: Collier SS Darnholm came alongside.

2.30pm: Commenced coaling ship.

7.10pm: Finished coaling. Rec’d 370 tons.

7.30pm: Collier cast off.

9.35pm: HMS Bacchante sailed.


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28 May 1915

Port Mudros, Lemnos Island

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Tested life buoys (correct)

am: Fore & aft sections at drill.

pm: Hands employed placing sandbags on bridge & preparing for painting.

6.00pm: Hands bathed.

8.00pm: Rigged night defence gear. Darkened ship.

pm: Manned & armed ship.


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29 May 1915

Port Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Manned & armed ship.

am: French battleships Suffren & Kleber. Arrived SS Mauretania.

pm: Arrived HMS Cornwall. Discharged Lieut. Cameron to Cornwall.

8.00pm: Darkened ship.

pm: Manned & armed ship.


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30 May 1915

Port Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: French battleship Suffren arrived.

8.00pm: Darkened ship.

pm: Manned & armed ship.


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31 May 1915

Port Mudros & at sea

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Sailed HMS Minerva.

8.00am: Sailed HMS Talbot.

9.05am: Landed small arm companies.

9.10am: Enemy bi-plane dropped two bombs on French camps ashore.

11.15am: French cruiser Friant sailed.

4.00pm: Landing party returned.

6.46pm: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for leaving Port Mudros.

7.21pm: Kombi Light House N64W 1 mile. Set course S5E. Altered course 20° either side of course every 10 minutes.

8.22pm: Altered course as requisite to close floating object, increased to full speed. Fired 1 round 6" common. On examination proved to be floating wreckage.

8.45pm: Resumed course.

pm: Manned & armed ship.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1915


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

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1 June 1915

At sea & at Port Mudros, Lemnos

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

1.08am: Sighted Phassa Light (Andros Island) S15W 30 miles.

3.45am: Sighted Skyros Island Light N15W.

5.00am: Courses as requisite for searching Islands.

5.30am: Resumed course.

7.30am: Altered course to close Greek schooner.

7.57am: Resumed course.

9.15am: Passed through floating wreckage.

10.45am: Courses as requisite for entering Port Mudros.

11.30am: Stopped.

11.35am: Let go port anchor.

11.45am: Weighed. Shifted berth ½ cable to Northward.

11.55am: Came to in Port Mudros.

4.00pm: Rigged Diving boat, sent to HMS Triad.

6.00pm: 16 Ratings joined ship.

8.00pm: Rigged night defence gear. Sent two armed guards to 2 caiques.


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2 June 1915

Port Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Foremost section at night defence stations.

am: Sent diving boat to HMS Triad.

4.00pm: Read warrant number 138.

7.00pm: Divers returned from Triad.

pm: Foremost section at night defence stations.


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3 June 1915

Port Mudros, Lemnos

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.30am: HMS Minerva arrived.

11.00am: HMS Talbot left.

Noon: Discharged 1 rating to HMS Blenheim.

4.15pm: Read warrant number 139.

4.45pm: SS Swanley (water ship) secured alongside.


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4 June 1915

Port Mudros Lemnos & at sea

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

4.30am: SS Swanley cast off.

5.10am: Collier SS Brinkburn secured alongside.

5.40am: Commenced coaling.

6.00am: French cruiser sailed.

9.15am: Finished coaling ship (250 tons).

9.40am: Collier Brinkburn cast off.

pm: Discharged 1 rating to HMS Canopus.

4.05pm: Weighed.

4.15pm: Proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

4.51pm: Altering course 20° either side of course S20W every 10 minutes.

5.20pm: HMS Doris closed.

7.10pm: Darkened ship.

8.55pm: Sighted Skyro[s] Island Light S22½W


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5 June 1915

At sea

Lat 39.1, Long 25.2 [Cross Bearings]

0.35am: Sighted Cape Phassa Light S16W.

3.00am: Lost overboard by neglect, Rifle .303 one in no.

4.15am: Altered course to close Greek steamer Peloponessos.

4.40am: Stopped, lowered seaboat. Boarded steamer.

5.50am: Proceeded course N12E with SS Peloponessos in company. Altering course 20° either side of course every 10 mins.

7.20am: Courses as requisite to keep station on Peloponessos.

8.10am: Resumed course N12E.

8.50am: Courses as requisite for keeping in company with steamer.

4.00pm: Kombi Light House abeam ¾ mile.

4.05pm: Stopped in entrance to Port Mudros.

5.00pm: SS Peloponessos arrived.

5.15pm: Proceeded.

7.30pm: Altered course to starboard to close floating object.

7.35pm: Resumed course.

8.00pm: Manned & armed ship.

10.40pm: Observed Prassudo [Prasouda/Prasuda?] Light S8W.


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6 June 1915

At sea

Lat 39.4, Long 24.1 [Cross Bearings]

1.05am: Sighted Skiathos Light N47W.

1.10am: Pondiko Nisi [Pontikonisi] Light N70W.

4.15am: Courses as requisite for searching Skyropulon & Skyro Islands.

7.10am: Altered courses as requisite to close two caiques.

7.20am: Stopped lowered seaboat. Boarded caique examined cargo.

7.40am: Proceeded, closed second caique.

8.00am: Hoisted seaboat.

10.05am: Stopped, boarded caique off Adelphi Island.

10.33am: Proceeded.

11.15am: Courses as requisite for passing through Pelago Channel & along West coast of Pelago Island [Kyra Panagia] & examining shore line.

Noon: Turned into Jura [Gioura?] channel.

Noon: Stopped off entrance to Port Planhedi [Planedhi]. Sent steam cutter & armed party into Port Planhedi. Ship under weigh in Jura channel.

12.50pm: Hoisted steam cutter.

2.57pm: Searched northern shores of Skopelos Islands.

3.00pm: Passed through Skopelos Channel.

4.19pm: Stopped. Closed caique.

4.36pm: Proceeded.

5.50pm: Passed transport A34.

6.10pm: Course as requisite to close caique.

6.20pm: Stopped lowered cutter boarded.

6.30pm: Proceeded.

7.10pm: Prassudo Light House S59W 3 miles.


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7 June 1915

At sea [& at Mudros]

Lat 38.9, Long 24.3 [Obs]

2.30am: Challenged ship without lights (British Destroyer) answered correctly. [HMS Ribble?]

9.40am: Exercised general quarters.

9.40am: Altered course, closed Greek steamer.

10.00am: Stopped communicated with steamer.

10.20am: Proceeded to close two caiques.

12.38pm: Podia Rocks abeam.

2.10pm: Sighted Strati Island N48E.

2.40pm: Altered course as requisite to search shores of Strati Island for hostile submarines.

5.00pm: Course as requisite for closing HMS Minerva.

5.10pm: Proceeded for Port Mudros.

6.00pm: Stopped.

6.02pm: Came to in B7 berth Port Mudros.

pm: Darkened ship. Manned & armed ship.


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8 June 1915

Port Mudros, Lemnos

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.20am: Collier SS England secured alongside.

5.45am: Commenced coaling ship.

10.10am: Finished coaling. Rec’d 400 tons.

11.00am: Collier England cast off.

am: Tested life buoys.


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9 June 1915

Port Mudros, Lemnos

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Landed seamen small arm companies for route march.

3:45pm: Landing parties returned on board.

4.00pm: 4 Ratings left ship. 4 Ratings joined ship.

4:35pm: HMS Euryalus and HMS Cornwall sailed.

pm: Darkened Ship.


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10 June 1915

Port Mudros, Lemnos

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.30pm: Arrived HMS Minerva.

8:50pm: Darkened Ship.

pm: Rigged night defence gear. Manned & armed ship.


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11 June 1915

Port Mudros, Lemnos

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9:30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Secured.


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12 June 1915

Port Mudros Lemnos & at sea

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

7.08pm: Weighed.

7.25pm: Proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

8.00pm: Darkened ship.

pm: Manned & armed ship.


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13 June 1915

At sea off Gallipoli Peninsula & in Port Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

2.05am: Plaka Light abeam 12 miles.

4.40am: Action stations.

5.00am: Arrived off Gallipoli peninsula. Stopped. Courses & speeds as requisite for bombarding Turkish Headquarters & village of Bokhali [Boghali?]. Fired 60 rounds of 6" at each.

7.00am: Finished firing. Proceeded.

10.00am: Altered course as requisite for approaching Port Mudros.

10.15am: Kombi Light House abeam.

10.55am: Stopped came to in B7 berth Port Mudros.

Noon: Engineer Commander L.J. Cook [From Navy Lists Lewis J Cook] joined ship from HMS Europa. Mr. Cram [From Navy Lists Charles D. Cram] Acting Artificer Engineer joined ship from Europa.

pm: HMS Minerva & HMS Doris sailed.

4.00pm: Discharged 2 ratings to HMS Bacchante & HMS Prince George. 1 rating joined from Europa.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.


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14 June 1915

Port Mudros, Lemnos

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

pm: Submarines E12 & E7 arrived.


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15 June 1915

Port Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.15am: Arrived HMS Cornwall.

8.00am: Sent working party to SS Creiston[?].

am: Landed seamen small arm companies for route march.

3.45pm: Landing party returned onboard.


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16 June 1915

Port Mudros & at sea

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.30am: Roman Catholic chaplain held Divine Service for Roman Catholics on mess deck.

pm: Discharged Mr J. Sunderland Artificer Engineer to HMS Europa. Discharged 1 rating to Europa. [From Navy Lists John R. Sunderland]

4.35pm: Weighed.

4.45pm: Proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

5.00pm: Stopped.

5.05pm: Came to.

5.00pm: Arrived HMS Minerva.

6.15pm: Weighed.

6.20pm: Proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

6.55pm: Darkened ship.

8.00pm: Manned & armed ship.


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17 June 1915

At sea

Lat 39.4, Long 24.2 [Obs]

0.23am: Sighted Prassudo Island Light S1½W 20 ½ miles.

1.05am: Zigzagging 20° either side of course.

5.00am: Commenced irregular zigzag up to 40° away from course.

5.45am: Altered course to close 2 steamers (Admiralty supply ships 24 & 26)

7.10am: Altered course to close Greek steamer Esperia.

7.45am: Stopped lowered seaboat boarded SS Esperia, proceeded as requisite.

8.20am: Hoisted cutter, proceeded.

11.00am: Courses as requisite for closing harbour on East side of Pelago Island [Kyra Panagia].

11.10am: Stopped, lowered 1st Cutter with Commander Fitzmaurice and Sub Lieut Murray.

11.15am: Proceeded as requisite to search shores between Prasson [Grammeza] & Iura [Giora?] Islands.

pm: Courses as requisite for searching NW coast of Iura Island & for Psathura [Psathoura] Island.

12.30pm: Stopped west of Psathura Island sent cutter ashore. Proceeded as requisite.

1.05pm: Picked up cutter.

2.50pm: Courses as requisite to pass through Khelidromi Channel.

3.10pm: Altered course as requisite to search Southern shores of Skopelos Island. Passed through Skopelos Channel.

4.48pm: Stopped, lowered seaboat, boarded Greek Caique Drakouna[?].

5.05pm: Picked up cutter.

5.50pm: Passed through Skopelos Channel.

8.00pm: After section manned & armed ship.

8.32pm: Prassudo Light S2E 7 miles.


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18 June 1915

At sea

Lat 38.4, Long 24.5 [Obs]

5.00am: Closed steamer SS Cairngowan.

6.45am: Courses as requisite to close SS Clan Mackay[?] & small Greek steamer.

7.30am: Closed Italian steamer Gargento[?].

8.00am: Course and speeds as requisite for searching NE coasts of Euripo [Euboea], & closing shipping. 11.25am: Boarded Greek topsail schooner.

pm: Course as requisite for searching NE coasts of Euripo Island.

3.30pm: Course as requisite to close Greek steamer Athena.

4:15pm: Stop lowered cutter.

4:17pm: Courses & speeds as requisite cutter boarded SS Athena. Position 6 miles west of Skantzura [Skantzoura] Island. Left Sub Lieut. Bremridge [From Navy Lists James P.A. Bremridge] & boarding party onboard to take Athena to Mudros. Closed cutter with Commander Fitzmaurice & motor caique.

5.55pm: Hoisted cutter. Proceeded.

7.00pm: Altered course to close Athena.

10.10pm: Altered course to close Athena.

10.43pm: Courses as requisite to close Athena.

10.55pm: Turned to ENE communicated with Athena.


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19 June 1915

At sea

Lat 38.6, Long 24.3 [Obs]

6.30am: Altered course to close sail.

7.05am: Altered course to close steamer (Government store ship Dago).

7.35am: Closed Greek brigantine Evangelista.

8.07am: Slipped cutter boarded Evangelista. Proceeded as requisite.

8.40am: Hoisted cutter.

9.50am: Closed Greek brigantine.

10.48am: Stopped, communicated with Greek Schooner Marjoula[?].

12.15pm: Altered course to close caique.

12.25pm: Resumed course.

2.20pm: Stopped west of Skantzura [Skantzoura] Island, communicated with motor caique.

2.40pm: Proceeded as requisite to search shores of Peristeri Island [Nisi Peristera] East Coast.

3.45pm: Stopped, sent Sub Lieut. Murray & maxim guns crew away in motor caique.

4.30pm: Searching Eastern shore of Skantzura Island.

5.00pm: Closed caique.

5.30pm: Boarded & searched.

6.30pm: Hoisted cutter.

pm: Manned & armed ship.


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20 June 1915

At sea & at Port Mudros

Lat 39.2, Long 24.3 [Obs]

Midnight: Sighted Repi Island Light N40W.

0.05am: Sighted Pondiko Nisi [Pontikonisi] Light N66W.

am: Manned & armed ship.

5.30am: Courses as requisite for searching North Coast of Euripo [Euboea] Island from Port Mantudion [Ormos Mandoudhi] to Tria Nisia[?] Rocks.

6.40am: Stopped, sent cutter ashore with boarding party to inspect suspicious gear in cove. Manoeurvring as requisite.

7.30am: Hoisted cutter.

8.30am: Closed Dutch steamer Adonis.

8.40am: Closed Greek steamer Thessalonike [Thessaloniki?].

9.05am: Lowered cutter, boarded Thessalonike. Proceeded as requisite. Boarded Greek steamer Espiro [Espero?]. Sub Lieut. Murray & landing party returned from Motor Caique.

10.40am: Hoisted cutter. Proceeded.

4.00pm: Set course as requisite for entering Port Mudros Lemnos.

4.30pm: Passed through gate in Boom Defence.

4.32pm: Stopped, communicated with HMS Doris.

5.15pm: Proceeded into harbour.

5.30pm: Stopped.

5.34pm: Came to in C6 berth.

6.30pm: Collier SS Silver Ash secured alongside.


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21 June 1915

Port Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.30am: Commenced coaling ship.

pm: Lost overboard sacks coal tarred 2 cwt Patt 3 10 in no.

3.25pm: Finished coaling 853 tons.

3.45pm: Collier SS Silver Ash cast off.

8.56pm: Fouled French SS Yunnan.

9.56pm: Swung clear again.


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22 June 1915

Port Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.00am: HMS Triad sailed.

am: Tested lifebuoys (correct).

10.00pm: Darkened ship.


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23 June 1915

Port Mudros Lemnos

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.30am: Hands bathed.

9.10am: Landed seamen & stokers small arms companies for route march. Sent working party of 16 hands to HMS Europa. Sub Lieut. J. Murray left ship to join HMS Wolverine.

1.30pm: Mr. Fox Pitt [From Navy Lists Thomas S.L. Fox-Pitt] & Mr Lidwell [see 16thJuly] midshipmen joined ship from HMS Lord Nelson.

4.50pm: Hands bathed.

6.00pm: Lieut. A.G. Murray RN joined ship (temporary). Arrived HMS Agamemnon.


[From Navy Lists Sub Lieut John Murray and Lieut Alexander G. Murray]


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24 June 1915

Port Mudros Lemnos

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9.10am: Landed small arm parties of seamen and stokers without arms for route march. Remainder of hands painting down aloft & drawing stores.

pm: Hands employed hoisting in & striking down stores.

4.00pm: Landing parties returned onboard.

5.10pm: HMS Minerva sailed.

5.00pm: HMS Blenheim & 5 destroyers arrived.

6.50pm: HMS Doris arrived.

8.10pm: HMS Talbot sailed.


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25 June 1915

Port Mudros Lemnos

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9.45am: Exercised Action.

10.45am: Secured.

10.10am: Lord Nelson sailed.

4.00pm: Sent working party to SS Woodville.

4.45pm: Hands bathed.

8.00pm: Arrived HMS Lord Nelson & 2 TBDs.


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26 June 1915

Port Mudros Lemnos

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.00am: Tested life buoys (correct). HMS Hector balloon ship proceeded for trial flight.

11.15am: Hector returned.

1.00pm: Read warrants No. 140 & 141. Discharged 2 prisoners to HMS Europa for detention barracks Malta.

4.30pm: Read warrants Nos. 142 & 143.

6.00pm: Lieut. A.G. Murray left ship.


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27 June 1915

Lemnos

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.30am: Arrived HMS Minerva.

6.20am: Sailed HMS Albion.

9.00am: Sent Roman Catholic Church party to HMS Venerable.

2.35pm: Sailed HMS Cornwall.

8.00pm: HMS Glory arrived.


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28 June 1915

Port Mudros Lemnos

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.15am: Arrived HMS Vengeance.

8.00am: Sent Working Party of 20 men to SS Woodville.

1.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to Vengeance.

4.40pm: Sailed HMS Doris.

6.00pm: Arrived HMS Minerva.


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29 June 1915

Port Mudros Lemnos

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Sent Working Party of 20 men to clear holds of SS Woodville.

pm: Hands employed clearing holds & preparing for provisioning.

3.30pm: Arrived HMS Grasshopper, HMS Bulldog & HMS Beagle.

8.15pm: Heavy squall from West.

9.10pm: Darkened ship.


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30 June 1915

Port Mudros Lemnos

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.35am: Weighed shifted berth to A8.

6.50am: Came to.

am&pm: Hands employed clearing fore hold & as requisite.

pm: Sent working party 22 men to SS City of Benares.

4.45pm: Hands bathed.


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LOGS FOR JULY 1915


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

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1 July 1915

Port Mudros Lemnos & at sea

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

1.10pm: Paid monthly money.

3.15pm: Discharged Lieut. Commander O.C. Hare RN to HMT Aragon (sick). [From Navy Lists Owen C. Hare]

4.25pm: Hands employed getting up ammunition & as requisite.

6.55pm: Weighed.

7.00pm: Proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

7.20pm: Passed through gate.

7.35pm: Kombi Light House abeam.

8.15pm: Darkened ship.

11.00pm: Commenced zigzagging 20° either side of course.


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2 July 1915

At sea & at Port Mudros

Lat 40.4, Long 26.1 [Cross Bearings]

4.00am: Courses as requisite for navigating in Gulf of Xeros & taking up position for firing at village of Yeni Kioi.

4.30am: Action stations.

5.00am: Observation balloon ascended. HMS Venerable opened fire on Gallipoli.

6.35am: Opened fire on Yeni Kioi, fired 100 Lyddite.

7.12am: Ceased firing.

7.15am: Courses as requisite for Rendezvous south of Xeros Island.

8.30am: Proceeded as requisite to Westward to approach position on coast 7 miles to Eastward of Cape Grimea.

10.20am: Action Stations.

10.25am: Stopped.

10.40am: Opened fire on dam on coast, fired 14 rounds 6".

11.10am: Proceeded to close Venerable.

12.20pm: Commenced Zig Zag.

4.00pm: Altered course as requisite for Port Mudros.

4.20pm: Kombi Light House abeam.

4.30pm: Passed through gate in boom defence.

4.50pm: Stopped.

4.53pm: Came to in A8 berth Mudros.


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3 July 1915

Port Mudros, Kephalo & at sea

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

5.30am: Ammunition ship SS Slemish secured alongside. Hands employed embarking ammunition.

6.45am: Lieut. Commander Hare rejoined.

7.55am: Weighed. Proceeded.

8.14am: Passed out of gate in boom.

8.30am: Zig Zagging either side of course.

8.35am: Stopped to avoid nets.

8.37am: Proceeded.

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.15am: Set course as requisite for entering Kephalo Bay Imbros.

11.40am: Stopped.

11.42am: Came to.

2.00pm: Sailed HMS Talbot & HMS Scorpion.

4.00pm: Trawler alongside for fresh water.

5.30pm: Arrived HMS Talbot.

7.40pm: Weighed, proceeded out of harbour.

7.55pm: Passed boom defence.

8.00pm: Courses as requisite for left flank station on Gallipoli peninsular.

8.20pm: Turned 16 points to port.

8.30pm: Turned 16 points to port.

8.45pm: Turned 16 points.

9.00pm: Turned 16 points.

9.30pm: Stopped 1 mile off shore abreast British left flank. Engines & helm as requisite for keeping position off Left Flank. Burned searchlights as necessary. Fired 6 rounds of 6 inch.


[See Imperial War Museum Collections for a sketch by Herbert Hillier showing Chatham entering Kephalo Bay]


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4 July 1915

At sea & at Port Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

am: Burned searchlights as necessary. Fired 6 rounds of Lyddite.

4.10am: Proceeded.

4.12am: Action stations.

4.35am: Stopped.

4.40am: Opened fire with starboard guns on Suandere Valley.

4.30am: Proceeded to Southward.

5.05am: Opened fire on battery firing at ship and also at Achi Baba.

5.10am: Ceased fire.

5.20am: Opened fire again on Achi Baba.

5.25am: Ceased fire, proceeded to Kephalo.

6.05am: Stopped.

6.12am: Came to.

7.20am: Collier SS Antar secured alongside.

8.15am: Commenced coaling ship.

9.25am: Sailed HMS Hussar.

Noon: Finished coaling. Rec'd 390 tons.

12.20pm: Collier Antar cast off. Lost overboard Sacks coal tarred 2 cwt 8 in number.


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5 July 1915

Port Kephalo Imbros [& at sea]

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

7.45am: Hands bathed.

am: Laid out large Kedge anchor to SSW.

12.20pm: HMS Humber sailed.

pm: Discharged one rating to HMS Wolverine.

4.15pm: Read warrant No. 144, discharged one cell prisoner to HMS Exmouth. Hands employed placing sand bag & mat protection on bridge & searchlight platforms etc.

7.30pm: Arrived HMS Humber.

8.20pm: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour.

8.32am: Passed through gate in net defence.

9.25pm: Slow both.

9.28pm: Stopped off British left flank. Engines & helm as requisite for keeping position one mile off shore abeam of left flank. Burned searchlights as necessary.


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6 July 1915

At sea & at Port Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

am: As requisite for keeping position off Left Flank.

am: Burned searchlights as necessary for supporting British Left Flank.

4.40am: Proceeded for Kephalo.

5.15am: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

5.25am: Stopped.

5.30am: Came to in Port Kephalo.

am: Hands employed refitting boats falls and as requisite.

4.15pm: Hands bathed.

7.00pm: One rating rejoined from HMS Wolverine.

8.45pm: Darkened ship.


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7 July 1915

Port Kephalo, Imbros

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

10.15am: French TB 357 arrived. HMTB 070 sailed.

10.35am: HMS Hussar arrived. HMS Colne sailed.

10.30am: Discharged one rating to trawler for passage to hospital.

12.45pm: French TB 357 sailed.

3.00pm: Sailed HMS Humber. [Humber overwritten with Hussar?]

7.00pm: Hands bathed.

6.45pm: HMS Humber arrived.


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8 July 1915

Port Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

7.30am: Rigged diving boat.

am: Divers examining underwater fittings.

10.30am: HMS Hussar arrived.

10.00am: HMS Triad left.

1.00pm: Sent working party of 20 men to SS Edlington.

2.10pm: HMS Humber sailed.

4.15pm: Hands bathed.

6.45pm: Arrived HMS Humber.

7.00pm: Arrived HMS Triad.

10.00pm: Darkened ship.


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9 July 1915

Port Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

3.45pm: HMS Hector, HMS Grampus & HMS Renard arrived.

4.15pm: Submarine (enemy) reported in nets off Cape Kephalo. HMS Hussar & destroyers proceeded out of harbour.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.


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10 July 1915

Port Kephalo & at sea

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

11.00am: HMS Ark Royal shifted berth. Tested lifebuoys (correct).

4.20pm: Weighed, proceeded out of harbour.

4.37pm: Passed through gate in boom defence. Set course as requisite for firing position to Westward of Gaba Tepe.

6.20pm: Stopped. Action stations manoeuvred as requisite.

6.30pm: Balloon ascended.

6.35pm: Opened fire on Suandere Valley & Maghrem Village.

7.00pm: Open Fire on Battery NW from Achi Baba Peak.

7.10pm: Ceased fire. Set course as requisite for Kephalo.

7.50pm: Entered harbour.

7.55pm: Stopped.

7.57pm: Came to in Port Kephalo.


[See Imperial War Museum Collections for a sketch by Herbert Hillier (serving on HMS Manica) of Chatham carrying out the bombardment]


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11 July 1915

Port Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

5.40am: Laid out large Kedge anchor astern.

9.25am: HMS Hussar sailed.

4.00pm: Collier SS Antar secured alongside.

4.40pm: HMS Talbot sailed.

pm: Rigged collier & prepared for coaling.

8.25pm: HMS Talbot arrived


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12 July 1915

Kephalo & at sea

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

5.00am: Hands commenced coaling ship.

7.42am: Finished coaling ship.

8.00am: Collier SS Antar cast off (Rec'd 271 tons). Lost overboard during coaling, sacks coal 2 cwt 10 in number.

11.10am: HMS Triad arrived.

4.25pm: Hands bathed.

8.15pm: Weighed, proceeded out of harbour.

8.32pm: Passed through gate in Boom Defence. Courses as requisite to take up firing position to Westward of Gaba Tepe.

9.20pm: Stopped in position for firing.

9.45pm: Fired 6 rounds into Suandere Valley. Manoeuvred as necessary.

11.45pm: Fired 6 rounds Lyddite at Suandere Valley.


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13 July 1915

Kephalo & at sea

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

am: Working engines & helm as requisite for maintaining position about 2 miles west of Gaba Tepe.

1.45am: Fired 6 rounds Lyddite at Suandere Valley.

3.45am: Fired further 6 rounds at Suandere Valley.

4.15am: Ship fired on by shore batteries.

4.18am: Set course for Kephalo Anchorage.

5.00am: Entered harbour.

5.10am: Stopped. Came to in Port Kephalo.

6.45am: Rigged diving boat.

8.05am: Hands bathed.

am: Divers away diving over sunken hulk marking boom defence.

11.15am: HMS Hussar sailed.

2.30pm: HMS Abercrombie arrived.

3.15pm: Weighed, proceeded out of harbour.

3.20pm: Passed through gate of boom defence. Set course as requisite for firing position off Cape Helles.

3.20pm: Action Stations.

4.12pm: Stopped.

4.17pm: Opened fire with 6" Lyddite at Krithia Village and Achi Baba.

5.35pm: HMS Hector sent balloon up.

5.45pm: Closed Hector.

4.30pm: Ship fired on by shore batteries.

6.10pm: Proceeded to Kephalo.

7.10pm: Entered Kephalo harbour.

7.15pm: Stopped.

7.20pm: Came to.

9.15pm: Steam cutter sent to patrol boom defence.


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14 July 1915

Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

1.30pm: HMS Abercrombie sailed.

7.00pm: Arrived HMS Abercrombie.


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15 July 1915

Kephalo at sea & at Mudros

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

6.30am: HMS Theseus arrived.

8.00am: Divers away diving over wreck of sunken lighter.

11.30am: Unrigged diving boat.

2.40pm: Weighed.

2.45pm: Proceeded out of harbour.

3.00pm: Passed through gate of boom defence. Set course for firing position to Westward of Gaba Tepe.

3.25pm: Stopped.

3.44pm: Opened fire at battery in 10P5 [map ref.? see 12th August 1915] with 6" Lyddite. HMS Hector's Kite balloon spotting.

4.05pm: Shifted target to second gun.

4.12pm: Ceased fire.

4.15pm: Shifted berth to fire at Suandere Valley.

4.30pm: Opened fire on Suandere Valley.

4.37pm: Proceeded.

5.45pm: Destroyer escort parted company.

7.00pm: Altered course as requisite for entering Port Mudros.

7.37pm: Passed through gate in boom defence.

7.50pm: Stopped.

7.55pm: Came to in A6 berth.


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16 July 1915

Port Mudros, Lemnos

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.55am: Collier SS Levenpool secured alongside. Rigged collier.

7.45am: SS Mauretania arrived.

7.30am: Commenced coaling ship.

8.50am: Finished coaling, rec’d 160 tons.

9.15am: Collier Levenpool cast off. Collier in going astern fouled ship bending heel & bracket of starboard accommodation ladder davit.

11.15am: Ammunition ship SS Rokeby secured alongside. Hands employed embarking ammunition.

pm: Lost overboard during colaing, sacks 2 cwt 3 in No.

pm: Discharged Midshipman Lidwell RNR [From Navy Lists Louis A.C. Lidwell] to SS El Kahira. Midshipman Berry[?] RN joined ship from HMS Cornwall. [There is no Mid. Berry on Navy lists but there is Mid. Nigel Bury; also see 3rd Oct]

4.15pm: Hands bathed.


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17 July 1915

Mudros & at sea

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.00am: HMS Triad & HMS Venerable arrived.

8.15am: Floridian store ship secured alongside.

am: Steam cutter and cutter employed landing troops. Hands employed embarking provisions and stores.

2.15pm: SS Floridian cast off.

4.00pm: HMS Doris sailed.

6.43pm: Weighed. Proceeded out of harbour.

7.10pm: Passed out of gate in boom defence.

7.20pm: Kombi Light House abeam 7 cables.

10.05pm: Altered course to avoid steamer.


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18 July 1915

Mudros to Brindisi

Lat 36.0, Long 22.4 [Obs]

2.50am: Phassa Light abeam 2¼ miles.

6.45am: Commenced zigzagging 20° either side of course.

9.45am: Sighted French destroyer Pierrier.

10.30am: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

11.25am: Closed fleet collier 581 towing lighter.

2.45pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes

pm: After section manned & armed ship.


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19 July 1915

Mudros to Brindisi & at Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Manned & armed ship.

4.30am: Sighted land before port beam.

5.30am: Two Italian destroyers joined company as escort.

7.45am: Altered course as requisite for harbour.

8.10am: Entered through gate in boom defence.

8.15am: Entered inner harbour.

8.25am: Fouled a mooring buoy port side aft.

8.45am: Secured to buoys fore & aft head to Eastward in Western harbour.

am: Divers examining propellers.

10.40am: Collier SS Jedmoor secured alongside.

11.50am: Commenced coaling.

pm: One Italian signal rating joined ship.

6.15pm: Finished coaling, rec’d 420 tons.

7.05am: Collier Jedmoor cast off.

6.55pm: Italian cruiser Quarto & French destroyer flotilla sailed.


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20 July 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Tested lifebuoys (correct).

pm: Gave leave to special men of port watch from 3 – 6.15pm.


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21 July 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Gave special leave to special men starboard watch from 3 – 6pm.


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22 July 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Read Articles of War to ship's company. Hands mustered bags.

pm: Gave special leave to port watch from 3 – 6pm.

4.15pm: Read warrants Nos. 145, 146 & 147.


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23 July 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Inspected and aired bedding.

10.30am: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

pm: Gave special leave to starboard watch from 3.0 to 6.0pm.

6.15pm: Unshackled & rove ship rope forward.

8.00pm: Discharged 1 Italian signal rating.


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24 July 1915

Brindisi to Mudros or at Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

5.53pm: Slipped from buoys, passed wires to tugs.

6.10pm: Slipped tugs. Proceeded out of harbour.

6.22pm: Passed out through gate in boom.

7.00pm: Commenced zigzagging.

7.30pm: Manned & armed ship.

8.52am: Challenged two Italian TBs.

11.00pm: Put clocks on 15 minutes.


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25 July 1915

Brindisi to Mudros

Lat 36.3, Long 21.5 [Obs]

1.00am: Put clocks on 15 mins.

am: Manned & armed ship.

10.40am: Altered course to close sailing vessel.

10.55am: Resumed course.

1.35pm: Sighted land N35E.

2.50pm: Commenced zigzagging.

3.30pm: Sighted French destroyer.

7.10pm: Falconera [Falkonera] Island abeam 4 miles.

9.45pm: Passed Greek cruiser George Averof & three Greek Torpedo Craft in Thermia Channel steering to Southward.

11.00pm: Put clocks on ¼ hour. Foremost section manning & arming ship.


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26 July 1915

Brindisi to Port Mudros & at Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Zigzagging either side of course.

3.00am: Put clocks on 15 mins.

7.30am: Courses as requisite for closing harbour.

7.52am: Entered through gate in boom.

8.04am: Stopped.

8.15am: Came to in A6 berth Mudros.

9.52am: Collier SS Blackheath secured alongside.

11.00am: Commenced coaling ship.

pm: Lost overboard during coaling, sacks coal tarred 2 cwt 10 in no.

6.00pm: Rec’d 515 tons. Finished coaling.

6.40pm: Collier Blackheath cast off.

10.45pm: Fifteen RND [Royal Navy Division] ratings joined ship.


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27 July 1915

Port Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.00am: Arrived HMS Minerva.

6.15am: Arrived HMS Grafton.

8.30am: Ammunition ship Slemish came alongside.

am: Hands employed embarking ammunition.

10.40am: SS Slemish cast off.

am: Tested lifebuoys (correct).

4.15pm: Hands bathed.


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28 July 1915

Port Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

4.50am: Hostile aeroplane over harbour. Manned anti aircraft maxims.

7.25am: Store ship Swanley came alongside.

am: Hands employed provisioning ship.

Noon: SS Swanley cast off.

12.15pm: Monitor no. 32 sailed.


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29 July 1915

Port Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.30am: Sailed HMS Edgar.

am: Hands employed drawing stores, refitting boats falls & as requisite.

4.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital ship.

4.15pm: Read warrant no. 148.


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30 July 1915

Lemnos & Kephalo & at sea

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Discharged 1 signal rating & 15 RND ratings to HMS Europa.

12.46pm: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour.

1.30pm: Commenced zigzagging.

4.10pm: Altered course as requisite for approaching Kephalo.

4.34pm: Entered through gate in boom.

4.45pm: Stopped turned to Northward.

4.51pm: Came to.

7.15pm: Broke flag of Vice Admiral de Robeck.

7.45pm: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour.

8.00pm: Passed out of gate.


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31 July 1915

Kephalo to Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

0.23am: Signi Light abeam 9 miles.

5.00am: Courses as requisite for approach to Port Iero.

5.15am: Entered harbour.

5.25am: Passed boom.

5.45am: Stopped.

5.50am: Came to.

am: Tested lifebuoys (correct).

4.20pm: Hands bathed.

7.20pm: Weighed.

7.30pm: Proceeded out of harbour.

7.55pm: Passed boom.

9.10pm: Zig zag course.

pm: Manned & armed ship.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915


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

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1 August 1915

Port Iero [to] Lemnos & Kephalo

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.20am: Courses & speed as requisite for approach to Port Mudros.

5.45am: Passed boom.

6.00am: Stopped.

6.02am: Came to in A6 berth.

6.45am: Collier Bideford came alongside.

7.45am: Flag of Vice Admiral transferred to HMS Triad.

8.10am: Commenced coaling.

10.15am: Finished coaling (219 tons). Lost overboard during coaling sacks coal Tarred 2 cwt 4 in No.

10.40am: SS Bideford cast off.

1.35pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

2.20pm: Commenced Zig Zag.

5.15pm: Course & speed as requisite for approaching Kephalo.

5.28pm: Passed boom.

5.33pm: Stopped. Came to in Kephalo.

6.05pm: General Sir Ian Hamilton embarked. [In command of Mediterranean Expeditionary Force]

7.30pm: Weighed.

7.35pm: Proceeded out of harbour.

7.40pm: Passed boom.

10.35pm: Signi Light S1E 25 miles.


[Project Gutenberg has Sir Ian Hamilton’s Gallipoli Diary. On page 44 he mentions embarking on Chatham and entering Port Iero. There are also several mentions of Chatham later in the diary.]


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2 August 1915

Kephalo to Port Iero & at Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

5.00am: Course & speed as requisite for approach & enter Port Iero.

5.25am: Passed boom.

5.45am: Stop.

5.46am: Came to.

7.05pm: Weighed.

7.15pm: Proceeded out of harbour.

7.45pm: Passed boom.

7.48pm: Out of harbour.

9.41pm: Sighted Psara Light S35½W & Signi Light N8W.

11.38pm: Commenced zigzag.


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3 August 1915

Port Iero to Kephalo & Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.7 [Cross bearings]

2.15am: Sighted Ponente Light N67½E 15 miles.

4.45am: Altered course as requisite for approaching Kephalo.

5.20am: Passed boom.

5.25am: Stopped.

5.26am: Came to.

8.30am: General Sir Ian Hamilton & staff left ship.

10.10am: Weighed.

10.15am: Proceeded out of harbour.

10.20am: Passed boom.

1.00pm: Courses as requisite for approaching Mudros Bay.

1.05pm: Passed through floating wreckage.

1.27pm: Passed boom.

1.45pm: Stopped.

1.47pm: Came to.

4.15pm: Hands bathed.


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4 August 1915

Port Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Steam cutter employed embarking troops.

4.15pm: Collier SS Edlington secured alongside.

9.00pm: Darkened ship.


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5 August 1915

Mudros to Kephalo & at Port Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

4.50am: Commenced coaling. 1 French battleship & 2 cruisers arrived.

7.25am: Finished coaling. Rec'd 285 tons.

7.45am: Collier SS Edlington cast off.

am: Lost overboard during coaling Sacks coal tarred 2 cwt 5 in No. Shovels navigator 3 in no.

am: Cutter employed embarking wounded.

pm: Discharged one rating to HMS Europa.

pm: Manned & armed ship. 6 naval surgeons & 40 RAMC [Royal Army Medical Corps] orderlies joined ship for passage to Kephalo.

7.13pm: Weighed.

7.25pm: Proceeded out of harbour.

7.45pm: Passed boom.

8.00pm: Kombi Light House abeam. Zig zag either side of course.

8.55pm: Sighted what appeared to be green Verys light North approx.


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6 August 1915

Mudros to Kephalo & at Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

am: Manned & armed ship.

5.00am: Courses as requisite for approach to Kephalo.

5.32am: Passed boom.

5.37am: Stopped.

5.40am: Came to.

pm: Discharged 5 naval surgeons & 50 RAMC orderlies to HMS Jonquil.

3.00pm: 14 ratings joined from HMS Endymion.

9.10pm: Vice Admiral de Robeck & staff embarked.

9.20pm: Weighed.

9.25pm: Proceeded out of harbour.

11.25pm: Commenced patrolling off Anzac.


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7 August 1915

Suvla Bay & at sea

Lat 40.3, Long 26.2

am: Patrolled off shore between Suvla & Anzac.

am: Manned & armed ship.

5.00am: Stopped hoisted cutter. Proceeded into Suvla Bay to cover landing of troops. Action stations.

6.20am: Sent steam cutter ashore to select landing place.

7.20am: Proceeded along NW coast of peninsula as far as Ejelmer Bay.

8.00am: Returned to Suvla Bay.

8.30am: Stopped in Suvla Bay.

am: Fired on enemy's shore batteries.

11.00am: Hostile aeroplane passed over dropped 2 bombs in harbour.

12.05pm: Opened fire in Anafarta Sagir.

12.30pm: Ceased fire. Proceeded along NW coast as far as British left flank.

1.45pm: Returned to Suvla Bay.

pm: Engaged enemy's shore guns & bombarded Anafarta.

6.55pm: Proceeded to British left flank.

7.30pm: Turned back towards Suvla Bay.

7.45pm: Opened fire on Turkish positions.

7.50pm: Returned to Suvla Bay.

pm: Stopped in Suvla Bay.

9.25pm: Came to. Anchor bearings: Suvla Point N3W; Mount Falcon S53½E


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8 August 1915

Suvla Bay

Lat 40.3, Long 26.2

am: Manned & armed ship.

4.45am: Weighed proceeded to seaward.

5.00am: Turned 16 points.

5.15am: Stopped in Suvla Bay.

6.30am: Came to. Anchor bearings: Nebrunesi Point S5E; Suvla Point S58W

8.10am: Opened fire on Turkish positions on Abd el Raman Bair [Abdel Rahman Bair – see map of part of Gallipoli].

8.30am: Ceased fire.

9.20am: Opened fire (same terget).

9.30am: Ceased fire. Foremost section closed up at guns.

3.30pm: HMS Talbot arrived.

5.00pm: HMS Havelock fired on Abd el Raman Bair.

11.00pm: Hoisted steam cutter.


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9 August 1915

Suvla Bay

Lat 40.3, Long 26.2

5.40am: Opened fire with A group on Abd el Raman Bair. Firing at same targets at intervals.

7.30am: Ceased fire.

8.00am: HMS Swiftsure arrived.

10.40am: Enemy aeroplane over harbour dropped bomb near net defence.

2.50pm: Struck flag of Vice Admiral.

4.40pm: Weighed proceeded out of Suvla bay & up coast to Ejelmer bay.

5.30pm: Stopped off Ejelmer Bay.

5.45pm: Enemy aeroplane passed over & dropped 2 bombs.

6.00pm: Balloon went up.

6.10pm: Opened fire on Turkish camps in Chaila Dere [Chailar Dere].

7.10pm: Proceeded, returned to Suvla Bay.

7.45pm: Entered harbour.

8.00pm: Came to. Laid out kedge anchor to Southward.

pm: Manned & armed ship.


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10 August 1915

Suvla Bay

Lat 40.3, Long 26.2

am: Manned & armed ship.

4.30am: Sub Lieut. Bremridge left for left flank observation station.

6.07am: Opened fire with Lyddite on Kanli Keupru Dere covering attack by the military.

am: Firing throughout forenoon on Turkish positions and batteries in neighbourhood of Anafarta Sagir in support of attack by 11th Division.

pm: Firing at intervals at positions in neighbourhood of Anafarta Sagir.

5.00pm: Commenced firing covering attack by troops.

7.00pm: Ceased firing.

pm: Manned & armed ship.


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11 August 1915

Suvla Bay

Lat 40.3, Long 26.2

am: Manned & armed ship.

am: Fired occasional shots into gully below Anafarta.

pm: Darkened ship. Manned & armed ship.


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12 August 1915

Suvla Bay

Lat 40.3, Long 26.2

am: Fired 4 rounds on position near Sagir Anafarta.

10.15am: Opened fire on Turkish battery and transport waggons on road West of Biyuk Anafarta.

am: Fired on Nullah[?] west of Anafarta.

1.15pm: Shore batteries opened fire on ships.

1.30pm: HMS Havelock shifted berth after being hit.

2.00pm: HMS Swiftsure hit.

2.25pm: Weighed & remained under weigh. Firing at intervals to support Army.

4.50pm: Let go starboard anchor in 9½ fathoms. Fired on Gun positions in rear of Anafarta etc. Anchor bearings: Nebrunesi Point S10W; Suvla Point N41W.

pm: Fired on enemy positions in 93B5 (west of Biyuk Anafarta) [93B5 location on map – part of Map of Gallipoli shows square 93 and instructions for sub-dividing the squares to signal positions]

pm: Landed for use of beach master skiff dinghy 16 foot one in no. together with Oars fir 10 foot 2 in no. Crutches metal 2 in no. Boathook metal 1 in no.

pm: Landed with skiff Anchor boats 20lb one in no.


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13 August 1915

Suvla Bay

Lat 40.3, Long 26.2

6.30am: Ships fired on by enemy shore batteries.

6.40am: Weighed, remained under weigh in harbour.

am: Returned batteries fire at position East of Anafarta & on W. Hills.

9.15am: Let go starboard anchor in 11½ fathoms. Anchor bearings: Suvla Point N30W; Nebrunesi Point S9E.

am: Fired occasional rounds of 6" at Turkish positions.

9.00pm: Darkened ship.


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14 August 1915

Suvla Bay & at Mudros

Lat 40.3, Long 26.2

am: Guns crews closed up.

am: Sent cutter to A beach hospital camp with water.

12.12pm: HM Monitor M.31 came alongside to take 6" dismounting bogey.

12.47pm: M.31 cast off.

1.47pm: Weighed. Waited in harbour under weigh until gate in boom opened.

3.07pm: Proceeded out of gate.

4.00pm: Zigzagging 20° either side of course.

6.07pm: Altered course as requisite for approaching Port Mudros.

6.30pm: Passed through gate in boom defence.

6.45pm: Stopped.

6.47pm: Came to in A.6 berth Port Mudros.


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15 August 1915

Port Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.40am: Collier SS Linkmoor secured alongside.

6.30am: Commenced coaling ship.

11.45am: Finished coaling. Rec’d 522 tons.

12.10pm: Collier Linkmoor cast off.

3.15pm: Ammunition ship Tees secured alongside.

pm: Hands employed embarking ammunition.

pm: One rating re-joined from hospital.

5.45pm: SS Tees cast off.

6.35pm: Store ship SS Baron Ardrossan secured alongside.

pm: Hands employed embarking provisions & stores.


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16 August 1915

Lemnos & at sea

Lat 39.78, Long 25.26 [Cross Bearings]

6.30am: SS Baron Ardrossan cast off.

am: Hands employed stowing provisions.

11.20am: Weighed.

11.30am: Proceeded out of harbour.

Noon: Kombi Light West ¾ mile.

Noon: Commenced Zig Zagging 20° either side of course.

7.15pm: Darkened ship.

8.00pm: Lat 38 19½ N, Long 24 40 E

9.23pm: Phassa Light S57E 4 miles passed through Doro Channel.

10.05pm: Steered steady course.


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17 August 1915

At sea

Lat 35.5, Long 26.3 [Cross Bearings]

0.58am: Sighted Serpho [Serifos] Island Light S58W.

2.00am: Sighted Polino Island [Nisos Polyaigos] Light S30W.

4.57am: Altered course to close French TB.

8.00am: Lat 35 58½ N, Long 25 27 E

9.13am: Ovo Island S45½W 15 miles.

am: Boys at gunnery instruction.

10.50am: Commenced Zig Zag.

2.25pm: Sighted Anaphi [Anafi] & Santorini Islands.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

8.00pm: Lat 36 26 N, Long 24 29 E

9.35pm: Sighted Santorini Island Light N74½E.

10.30pm: Steered steady course.


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18 August 1915

At sea

Lat 36.1, Long 25.0 [Cross Bearings]

5.50am: Commenced ZigZag course

8.00am: Lat 36 05 N, Long 25 12½ E

am: Day guns crews closed up. Boys at squad drill.

12.24pm: Altered course to close steamer (SS Arcadian)

1.00pm: Resumed course. Commenced zig zagging.

4.15pm: Exercised boarding boats crew & boarding party.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

8.00pm: Lat 36 07 N, Long 25 17 E

8.15pm: Sighted Santorini Light N37E 15 miles.

10.05pm: Sighted Polino Light N25W.


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19 August 1915

At sea [& at Port Mudros]

Lat 39.1, Long 24.4 [Cross Bearings]

0.35am: After section at night defence stations.

2.30am: Livadhi Light S80W 17 miles.

3.45am: Altered course 5° to port to avoid hospital ship crossing ahead.

4.40am: Commenced Zig Zagging.

6.20am: Courses as requisite whilst passing through Doro Channel.

8.00am: Lat 38 19½ N, Long 24 36 E

3.45pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for approaching & entering Port Mudros.

4.10pm: Passed boom defence.

4.40pm: Came to in A9 berth.

5.40pm: Collier SS Linkmoor secured alongside. Rigged collier.


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20 August 1915

Port Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.05am: Commenced coaling.

10.15am: Finished coaling. Rec’d 571 Tons.

10.40am: Collier SS Linkmoor cast off.

1.15pm: All boats sent to Clan McCillivret hospital ship on fire. [SS Clan McGillivray?]

pm: Lost overboard during coaling Sacks coal tarred 2 cwt 6 in no.

7.00pm: One rating rejoined from HMT Aragon.


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21 August 1915

Port Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

pm: Mustered by open list, issued life saving waistcoats and belts.

5.00pm: Hands bathed.


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22 August 1915

Port Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9.30am: Sent Roman Catholic church party to HMS Prince George.

5.30pm: Sailed HMS Cornwall.


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23 August 1915

Port Mudros & at sea

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9.25am: Collision stations.

9.30am: Exercised stations for abandon ship.

10.00am: Returned stores.

10.15am: Exercised fire stations. Exercised boats under sail.

9.25pm: Weighed, turned.

9.30pm: Proceeded out of harbour.

10.00pm: Passed boom.


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24 August 1915

Port Mudros to Port Iero, Mitylene & at Port Iero

Lat 39.09, Long 26.49

0.30am: Zig zagged 20° either side of course.

2.36am: Steady course.

4.20am: Courses & speeds as requisite for patrolling in Mitylene Channel off Eleos Island

5.15am: Three seaplanes went up from HMS Ben-my-Chree & made reconnaissance over Aivali [Ayvalik].

5.25am: Stopped sent seaboat to HMS Carron[?].

5.50am: Continued patrolling.

8.50am: Stopped to communicate with HMS Kennet.

9.07am: Proceeded for Port Iero.

9.53am: Course & speeds as requisite for entering Port Iero.

10.00am: Passed boom.

10.28am: Stop.

10.31am: Came to.

5.00pm: Exercised stokers fire brigade. Hands bathed.


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25 August 1915

Port Iero to Port Mudros & at Port Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.05am: Weighed.

5.10am: Proceeded out of harbour.

5.35am: Passed boom.

6.02am: Zig zagged 20° either side of course.

8.00am: Lat 39 06 N, Long 25 50 E

10.54am: Altered course as requisite for entering Port Mudros.

11.07am: Passed boom defence.

11.30am: Stopped.

11.40am: Came to A5 berth. Discharged Lieut. H.M. Ellis RN to HMS Europa sick.

pm: Hands employed drawing stores and as requisite.

6.30pm: Collier SS Ennisbrook secured alongside.

9.00pm: Darkened ship.


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26 August 1915

Port Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.30am: Commenced coaling.

5.40am: Arrived HMS Triad.

7.20am: Finished coaling received 221 tons.

7.35am: Collier SS Ennisbrook cast off.

am: Lost overboard during coaling sacks coal tarred 2 cwt 3 in no.

10.50am: Tested lifebuoys correct.

5.00pm: Exercised stokers fire party.


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27 August 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.15am: Exercised stokers fire party.

8.45am: Aired night clothing.

5.00pm: Exercised stokers fire brigade. Discharged 1 rating to HMS Baron Ardrossan for passage to Malta (sick).


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28 August 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.00am: Exercised stokers fire party.

1.30pm: Lieut. W.G. Tennant RN [from Navy Lists William G. Tennant] joined ship. & Acting Bos'n L.C. Backler [From Navy Lists Leonard Charles Churcher John Backler]. 1 Rating rejoined from detention barracks Malta.

5.00pm: Exercised stokers fire party.


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29 August 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.00am: Arrived HMS Talbot.

9.00am: Sent Roman Catholic church party to HMS Prince George.


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30 August 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.30pm: Sent fire engine to HMS Whitby Abbey to clear her of water after grounding.

pm: Working party under Warrant Officer working in Whitby Abbey.


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31 August 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.15am: Working Party returned from HMS Whitby Abbey.

8.45am: Landed Starboard watch for exercise onshore.

pm: Paid monthly wages.

2.00pm: Landed party of Stokers for exercise on shore.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915


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

[Signed] William G Tennant Lieut Navigating Officer

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[Signed] SR Drury Lowe 1st October 1915

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1 September 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.15am: Veered 1½ shackles of cable (to 5).

9.40am: Exercised general quarters.


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2 September 1915

Mudros & at sea

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.00am: HMS Venerable arrived.

9.35am: Exercised general quarters.

am: Discharged 1 rating to SS Huntsend for Malta hospital.

5.20pm: Arrived HMS Ben My Chree with survivors of Southland onboard. Discharged 1 rating to military hospital onshore. [Troopship Southland had been torpedoed; see log of Ben-My-Chree for more details]

6.15pm: Furled awnings prepared for sea. Read warrant no. 149. Mr. G. Odell Bos'n left ship. Discharged 1 rating to HMS Prince George.

8.55pm: Weighed. Proceeded out of harbour.

9.32pm: Passed boom defence.


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3 September 1915

At sea & at Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

0.25am: Sighted Psathura Light N71W 19 miles.

3.45am: Prassudo Light abeam 4½ miles.

5.25am: Sighted Mauretania S80E 15 miles approx.

7.00am: Altered course as requisite to close & overtake Mauretania.

8.00am: Keeping station on port bow of Mauretania Zig Zagging 2 points either side of course.

10.40am: Course as requisite for approaching Port Mudros.

10.45am: Kombi Light House abeam. Mauretania entered harbour.

11.30am: Entered boom.

11.35am: Came to in O1 berth outer anchorage.

1.28pm: Weighed, proceeded into harbour.

1.45pm: Stopped.

1.50pm: Came to in A5 berth.

4.30pm: SS Bradford City (collier) came alongside.


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4 September 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.30am: Commenced coaling.

7.20am: Finished coaling. Rec’d 242 tons.

7.37am: Collier SS Bradford City cast off. Lost overboard by accident Sacks 2 cwt (4 in no.).

am: Tested life buoys (correct).

pm: Divers inspecting rudder and propellors.


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5 September 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.00am: HMS Cornwall arrived.

6.30am: Arrived submarine H1.

9.30am: Sent Roman Catholic church party to HMS Prince George.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.


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6 September 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.00am: HMS M.15 arrived.

7.30am: Aired bedding.

8.40am: Landed Port Watch of Forecastlemen & No. 1 stokers for exercise.

am: Boys at instruction.

1.30pm: Landed Port Watch Foretopmen & No. 3 Stoker LP [Landing Party?] for exercise.

4.30pm: Discharged 1 boy to HMS Europa.


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7 September 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.40am: HMS Euryalus arrived.

am: Hands employed ranging port cable.

am: Carried out half yearly survey.

pm: Landed Port Watch of Quarterdeck & Stokers for exercise. Remainder of hands replacing port cable & rigging splinter nets.

pm: Forecastlemen on Forecastle. Weighed Starboard anchor & let go Port anchor veered to 4 shackles.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.


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8 September 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.45am: Forecastlemen employed ranging cable (Starboard).

8.00am: Landed Starboard Watch ~~ & Stokers for exercise.

am: Carried out half yearly survey of Starboard cable.

pm: Landed Starboard Watch of Quarterdeck men & Stokers for exercise.

4.00pm: Landing party returned.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

pm: Rigging night defence gear.


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9 September 1915

Mudros [& at sea]

Lat 38.2, Long 24.7 [Obs]

1.13am: Weighed.

1.28am: Proceeded as requisite leaving harbour.

1.55am: Passed boom.

2.15am: Kombi Light House abeam.

2.20am: Altered course as requisite for trawler.

2.25am: Resumed course.

5.00am: Commenced zigzagging 20°.

8.00am: Passed steamer towing motor lighter.

8.35am: Sighted Cape Doro bearing S43°W.

9.47am: Sighted HMS Honeysuckle escorting collier – closed her & communicated.

am: Patrolled as requisite at 16 knots off Northern end Doro Channel zigzagging 20°.

12.20pm: Sighted SS Aquitania – closed & communicated.

1.30pm: Continued patrol off Doro Channel. ZZ 20°.

2.30pm: Sighted SS Cairngowan.

3.00pm: Closed & communicated

3.40pm: Resumed patrol.

4.00pm: Sighted SS Cameronian closed & proceeded to escort her thro’ Doro Channel.

6.15pm: Turned Cameronian over to Honeysuckle.

6.25pm: Course S22°W thro’ Doro Channel.

6.40pm: Sighted SS Knight of the Garter – closed at 17 knots. Manned & armed ship.

10.50pm: Lithari Point 4 points on bow.


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10 September 1915

Doro Channel to Mudros & at Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.02am: Commenced zigzag 40 degrees.

7.30am: As requisite for rounding Kombi Point.

8.00am: As requisite for entering harbour.

8.39am: Let go Starboard anchor in A6 berth.

10.40am: 2 Engine Room Artificers joined ship from HMS Europa.

4.30pm: Collier SS Silverash came alongside.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.


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11 September 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.30am: Commenced coaling.

7.20am: Finished coaling 265 tons.

7.40am: Collier shoved off.

am: Lost overboard by accident Sacks 2 cwt (4 in no.).

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

6.40pm: HMS Cornwall arrived. French battleship left with flag of Commander in Chief.

7.00pm: Steamers SS Megantic & SS Crosshill in collision.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.


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12 September 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.15am: HMS Swiftsure arrived & anchored in A4.

am: Roman Catholics sent to HMS Albion.

5.00pm: HMS Edgar arrived.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.


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13 September 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.00am: Landed working party (10 Seamen[?], 10 Stokers) with fire pump.

11.00am: 1 Petty Officer joined ship from hospital (Malta).

pm: Discharged 1 Stoker rating to HMS Europa for M.D.Q. Malta.

5.00pm: Working party returned.

6.00pm: Russian cruiser Askold sailed.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.


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14 September 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Landed working party (10 Seamen[?], 10 Stokers).

4.00pm: French Vice Admiral visited ship.

6.00pm: Two awning returned from HMS Aragon.

6.40pm: HMS Cornwallis arrived.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

10.00pm: Heavy rain.


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15 September 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.05am: HMS Grafton arrived (C7).

am: Hands employed refitting block for boats falls, &c.

pm: Hands employed refitting & scraping ships side on water line.


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16 September 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.00am: Discharged 1 Leading Signalman to Anzac.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Orders received prepare for sea.

5.25pm: Sailing orders cancelled. Spread awnings.


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17 September 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

10.00am: General Quarters.

5.30pm: HMS Grafton sailed.

6.25pm: HMS Talbot sailed.


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18 September 1915

Mudros to Sea

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

11.50am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

12.21pm: Passed Monitor HMS M.28 & H3 submarine. Zig zag 10°

1.35pm: Zig zag 15° every 5 mins.

4.40pm: Sighted Cape Doro S40°W.

7.30pm: Darkened & manned & armed ship.

8.00pm: 5 miles S66°E of Glaro Island (Jura [Gyaros/Gioura]).

9.00pm: Sighted Spathi Light S65°W.

11.30pm: Paximadion Light N72°W.


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19 September 1915

At sea

Lat 36.4, Long 23.6 [Obs]

5.25am: Commenced zig zag 15°.

6.00am: Passed French TBD.

7.30am: Passed French TBD Hangine [? maybe Mangini].

8.00am: 9 miles S50°E St. Georgio.

11.05am: Sighted French TBD Casque & SS Standale[?]. Altered course as req. to close TBD.

Noon: Altered course to close steamer.

12.09pm: Resumed course.

1.00pm: As requisite for closing HMS Royal George.

2.40pm: Sighted Milo Island. Speeds as requisite (about 15½ knots) for keeping station on Royal George & zig zagging.

5.55pm: Passed SS Standale[?].

7.00pm: Darkened ship. Hands at night defence stations.

8.00pm: 4 mile SW of Cape Spathi (Zea)

pm: Speed as requisite for station keeping.

11.00pm: Lithari Light bearing N8°W. Courses as requisite for keeping station on Royal George.


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20 September 1915

Sea to Mudros and at Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.00am: Commenced zig zag.

6.20am: Turned 16 points to close HMS Royal George.

6.30am: Resumed course.

6.55am: Course as requisite for entering Mudros.

7.30am: Came to in A6 berth.

am: Hands cleaning ship, drawing stores and refitting.

am: 1 rating joined ship from HMS Europa. 1 Domestic joined ship from shore.

pm: Collier SS Westoe [Westhoe?] Hall alongside & secured. Port watch rigged collier.


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21 September 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.00am: Commenced coaling.

10.25am: Finished coaling 567 tons.

10.55am: Cast off collier. Lost overboard by accident Sacks 2 cwt (9 in No.).

2.00pm: Arrived Henri IV. [French battleship]

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

6.00pm: Darkened ship.


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22 September 1915

[Mudros &] At sea

Lat 37.0, Long 24.1 [Obs]

1.15am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite.

1.47am: Gate abeam.

1.56am: Kombi Light House abeam. ZZ 10° every 5 miles.

4.03am: Sighted Lithari Light S45W.

5.00am: Altered course to avoid steamer.

7.40am: ZZ 15°.

7.45am: Sighted HMS Honeysuckle.

8.00am: 7 1/3 miles N7W of Cape Phassa Light

8.35am: Altered course 4 points to port to close Honeysuckle.

8.40am: Resumed course.

8.45am: Sighted French TBD steering NNE.

am: Seamen Gunners Training Class & Boys at instruction.

1.35pm: Altered course to close steamer.

1.50pm: Altered course to escort SS Andania. Speeds as req. for keeping station.

4.00pm: Speeds as requisite for keeping station ahead of Andania & ZZ.

8.00pm: Turned Andania over to Honeysuckle & returned South.

8.00pm: 14 miles S46W from Cape Phassa Light

9.55pm: Altered course & escort SS Minneapolis.

11.07pm: Courses as requisite for zig zagging ahead of Minneapolis.

Midnight: Lithari Light N12W.


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23 September 1915

At sea

Lat 38.6, Long 24.9 [Obs]

2.33am: Zig Zagging as requisite for keeping station ahead of SS Minneapolis.

5.00am: Overtook HMS Honeysuckle & SS Andania.

6.30am: Parted company with Minneapolis & Andania. Turned 16 points to port.

6.35am: Altered course along transport route.

8.00am: Lat 39 17 0 N, Long 25 14 0 E

am: Passed HMS Carron steering North.

am: Seamen Gunner training class under instruction.

10.20am: Cape Doro S23°W.

11.15am: Turned 16 points to close French transport SS Medie.

12.15pm: Stopped zig zagging.

1.00pm: Continued zig zagging.

2.40pm: Altered course to Northward to escort transport SS Karroo.

6.00pm: Man & arm ship. Darkened ship.

7.15pm: Sighted Lithari Light N4°W.

7.55pm: Altered course after turning Karroo over to Honeysuckle.

8.00pm: Lat 38 29 0 N, Long 24 47 0 E

8.30pm: ZZ. Passed SS Natal.

9.30pm: Passed SS Merchant Prince.

10.15pm: Passed SS Bondicar with Submarine E20.

10.35pm: Altered course to escort SS Melville. ZZ 15°.


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24 September 1915

Doro Channel to Mudros

Lat 39.3, Long 25.1 [Obs]

am: ZZ & as requisite for escorting SS Melville.

8.00am: 14½ miles S34°E from Lithari Light.

9.40am: Melville & SS Bondicar turned over to HMS Honeysuckle.

9.43am: Speed as requisite for escorting [Submarine] E20.

1.50pm: Commenced zig zag 15°.

2.50pm: As requisite for entering Mudros. Kombi Light abeam ½ mile.

3.37pm: Came to in A6 berth.

3.40pm: Weighed, shifted berth.

3.59pm: Let go in A6 berth.

4.00pm: Collier SS Silver Ash alongside. Port watch rigged collier & prepared for coaling.


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25 September 1915

Mudros to Kithera Channel [& at Mudros]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.00am: Commenced coaling.

am: Drew stores (6 drums of oil) from SS Baron Ardrossan.

10.00am: Lost overboard by accident Sacks 2 cwt (8 in No.). Finished coaling 414 tons.

10.30am: Collier shoved off.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

2.30pm: HMS Sentinel & HMS Skirmisher arrived Mudros.

4.33pm: Weighed.

4.08pm: Proceeded as requisite

5.10pm: Passed boom.

5.21pm: ZZ 15°.

7.55pm: Sighted Lithari Light S56°W.

8.00pm: Lat 39° 2’ N, Long 25° 6’ E

11.30pm: Cape Phassa Light abeam.

11.42pm: Sighted Zea Island S36°W.


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26 September 1915

At sea

Lat 37.4, Long 24.3 [Obs]

3.00am: Altered course to close SS Clan Macgilvray [Macgillivray] speed as requisite for escorting her.

5.30am: ZZ ahead of transport.

7.55am: Altered course 16 point to starboard, turned transport over to HMS Honeysuckle & returned South from Doro Channel.

8.00am: 9 miles SSW Cape Phassa Light.

8.08am: ZZ 15°.

9.20am: Passed French Destroyer Renaudin.

10.05am: Sighted HMT Lake Manitoba Altered course as necessary to close her.

10.45am: Altered course to escort transport ZZ 30°.

3.45pm: Passed French cruiser Bruix.

4.20pm: Turned transport over to HMS Anemone. ZZ 15° every 5 mins.

5.25pm: Course as requisite for close HMT Aeneas.

5.50pm: ZZ ahead of transport.

6.30pm: Rigged night defence gear. ZZ 35° every 10 mins.

8.00pm: Lat 38 20 0 N, Long 24 49 30 E

pm: ZZ & as requisite for keeping station ahead of Aeneas.


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27 September 1915

Sea to Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

3.00am: Strati Island WbyN 10 miles. ZZ 35° each side every 10 mins.

5.00am: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

5.55am: Passed boom.

6.25am: Came to.

9.25am: Collier SS Midland came alongside.

10.00am: Commenced coaling.

12.05pm: Finished coaling 312 tons. Lost overboard by accident sacks 2 cwt (6 in no.).

2.00pm: HMS Exmouth arrived.

7.00pm: HMS Foresight arrived.

8.00pm: Darkened ship.


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28 September 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Hands carrying out Saturday routine. [It’s Tuesday]

am: 1 diver lent from HMS Lord Nelson for work on propeller. HMS TB.17 made fast astern. Sailed HMS Racoon, HMS Grasshopper & HMS Bulldog.

pm: Boarding boats crew & divers working on starboard propeller.

pm: 2 ratings joined ship (1 stoker & 1 boy).


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29 September 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

0.30am: Sailed HMS Aster.

6.30am: HMS Venerable arrived.

7.00am: HMS Exmouth sailed.

pm: Chatham assumed command of 5th Detached Squadron.

12.30pm: Arrived HMS Lawford.

pm: Diving party employed diving.

3.00pm: HMS Mosquito arrived.

4.00pm: Discharged two ratings to HMS Adamant.

7.00pm: Darkened ship.


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30 September 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.00am: Henri IV sailed. [French battleship]

am: Divers employed diving. Hands cleaning & blacking down aloft & refitting. Boys at instruction.

pm: Landed on Anvil Rock with Heeling Error instrument – levelled at 16 divisions. [See National Maritime Museums collections for photo of Heeling Error Instrument]

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon. Divers working about A brackets.

pm: Drew paymaster & canteen stores from SS Floridian.

pm: At 1pm Banks of white fog were observed on the hills to SE which spread over the harbour about 5.0pm.

10.00pm: Tug reported aground on Anvil Rock.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915


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

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1 October 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: TB's No. 18 & 29 sailed.

am: Seamen Gunners Training Class at instruction.

pm: Special leave to Starboard watch from 1pm to 5.30pm. Hands make & mend clothes.

5.30pm: Trawler No. 70 made fast astern.

8.00pm: One rating received on board for medical treatment from HMS Anenome.


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2 October 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.00am: Landed recreation party. Aired night clothing.

am: 2 ratings received on board for medical treatment from HMS Anenome.

pm: Paid monthly money. 1 rating discharged to Anenome.

2.30pm: HMS Terrible & HMS Euryalus arrived.

3.30pm: HMS Triad arrived.

pm: Read & exercised General fire stations. Discharged 2 ratings to HMS Bacchante for passage to Malta.

6.00pm: Working party returned.

7.00pm: HMS Talbot arrived & anchored.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.


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3 October 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.30am: HMS Skirmisher arrived. HMS Sentinal sailed.

an: Church party from HMS Anemone attended. Roman Catholics to HMS Albion. 3 ratings (sick) sent on board from Anenome.

2.30pm: Midshipman Bury left ship for HMS Adamant.

5.00pm: Discharged one rating to Anenome.

5.30pm: HMS Hussar arrived.

6.30pm: HMS Euraylus sailed

7.00pm: 10 ratings joined ship from HMS Olympic.


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4 October 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.30am: HMS Albion shifted berth & anchored in A5.

am: Exercised General drill. Collision stations. Abandon ship. Laid out Kedge anchor.

Noon: Ship swung with Kedge anchor to head West. Corrected heeling error.

pm: Seamen Gunners Training Class & boys at instruction. Remainder of hands refitting & drawing stores.

6.30pm: HMS Sentinel sailed.

10.30pm: HMS Albion sailed.


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5 October 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.00am: HMS Mars arrived.

6.30am: HMS Grafton arrived.

8.00am: Coaling party of 1 Lt. & 30 hands to HMS Olympic. Recreation ground party landed.

am: Rigged diving boat & sent divers to collier SS Midlands [Midland?] to clean screw. Sent party to fetch motor lighter.

1.30pm: Motor lighter came alongside.

2.00pm: Midshipman Wolley joined ship.

3.00pm: Sent 3½ towing wire (lighters) to HMS Gibraltar. Diving party returned.

4.00pm: Hands employed refitting & pumping out lighter.

5.30pm: Recreation Ground party returned.

6.00pm: HMS Foresight arrived & anchored in A8.

7.00pm: Coaling party returned.

9.30pm: Darkened ship.


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6 October 1915

Mudros to Milo & at Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Hands cleaning ship & refitting motor lighter.

6.30am: HMS Anemone sailed. HMS Fauvette arrived. HMS Forward & TB.30 arrived.

9.30am: HMS Sentinel arrived.

am: Hands refitting motor lighter & painting &c.

11.00am: Motor lighter L2 left. Sub Lieut. Burton joined ship.

1.00pm: Discharged 10 trawler ratings to HMS Europa & 1 sick man to Anenome.

2.00pm: HMS Lawford sailed.

2.30pm: TB.30 sailed.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

6.10pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite.

6.40pm: Passed boom.

9.10pm: Sighted Lithari Point Light S43°W 38 miles. Abnormal refraction [underlined twice].

11.30pm: Passed 3 ships without lights steering NNE.

11.45pm: Cape Phassa Light S17°W.


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7 October 1915

Mudros to Milo [& at Milo]

Lat 36.72, Long 24.45

2.41am: Altered course for Doro Channel.

3.15am: ZZ 15°. Passed 15 drifters entering Doro Channel.

4.40am: Altered course for Thermia Channel.

5.27am: Sighted St. Georgio Light S82W.

6.00am: Passed French TBD in 37 23½ N, 24 16 E.

8.00am: Lat 36 55 N, Long 24 19 45 E

8.30am: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

9.00am: Came to.

pm: French ships in harbour: Jurien de [la] Gravière [cruiser] & Destroyers & auxiliaries.

pm: Landed men of Starboard Watch & boys for exercise. Hands make & mend clothes.

5.00pm: Liberty men returned.


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8 October 1915

Milo to Mudros [& at Milo]

Lat 36.72, Long 24.45

am: Exercised General Quarters, Fire stations.

1.00pm: French steamer Yunnan arrived in tow of 3 trawlers. [Torpedoed on 4th Oct]

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Captain Baron de Roliacob[?] French Navy arrived on board for passage to Mudros.

4.55pm: Weighed & proceeded.

5.30pm: ZZ 20° every 5 mins.

8.00pm: 6¾ miles S20°W from Tamelos Light (Zea).

10.31pm: Thro’ Doro Channel.


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9 October 1915

Milo to Mudros [& at Mudros]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

1.27am: Lithari Point Light abeam 13 miles.

2.35am: Recommenced ZZ 15° every 5 mins. Passed HMS Anemone steering South.

4.40am: Strati Island N50°W.

5.30am: Sighted Lemnos Island.

6.00am: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour. Passed HMS Triad.

6.40am: Passed boom.

6.50am: Came to. A6 berth.

7.30am: Collier SS Midland came alongside.

8.58am: Commenced coaling.

11.10am: Finished coaling 365 tons.

11.40am: HMS Theseus sailed. Collier shoved off.

pm: Leave to Starboard watch to witness football match from 3.15 to 5.30.

3.00pm: 1 rating arrived on board for Anemone from HMS Europa.


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10 October 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

3.00am: Sent working party of 15 Seamen & 1 Petty Officer to steamer Woodville.

6.00am: Working party returned.

8.00am: Sent Roman Catholic church party to HMS Agamemnon.

11.00am: Received 20 Shot mattresses for HMS Anemone from HMS Doris.


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11 October 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.30am: Sailed HMS Olympic.

am: Hands cleaning ship & carrying out Saturday routine. [It’s Monday]

pm: Boys at pulling instruction. CGI[Chief Gunnery Instructor?] framing class at instruction remainder of hands scrubbing gun gear & refitting &c.


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12 October 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.30am: Arrived HMS Hussar.

7.30am: Sailed HMS M.32.

11.00am: Captain Drury Lowe inspected HMS Honeysuckle.

pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 5.30 to watch football match.


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13 October 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.00am: HMS Forward arrived.

6.00pm: HMS Honeysuckle sailed.

7.00pm: HMS Folkestone (ABS[Armed Boarding Steamer]) sailed


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14 October 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.30am: HMS Skirmisher proceeded on patrol.

9.00am: Landed recreation ground party.

am: Hands refitting & drawing stores. Sent party to fetch Motorlighter X127 from Collier SS Pola.

pm: Hands employed recovering towing spares[?] & as requisite.

2.30pm: Motor lighter X127 came alongside for refit.

3.30pm: HMS TB.17 made fast astern.

3.50pm: TB.17 left for Kondia.

pm: Lighter party working about Lighter.

6.00pm: Discharged 5 ratings to HMS Anemone.


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15 October 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.00am: HMS Prince George & HMS Sentinel arrived.

am: Party refitting motor lighter.

7.30am: HMS Theseus arrived.

9.00am: Exercised General Quarters & Fire Stations.

am: Sent coaling party to the HMS Anemone. Remainder of hands refitting motor lighter. Recreation Ground party landed.

1.00pm: Liberty men & football party landed.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

3.00pm: Motor lighter L.9 shoved off.

4.00pm: Coaling party returned on board from Anemone.

5.30pm: Liberty men & football & recreation party landed [returned?].

9.00pm: Darkened ship.


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16 October 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9.30am: Landed recreation ground party. HMS Forward left for Patrol.

11.00am: Tested life buoys.

12.30pm: Sent party for motor lighter.

1.00pm: Motor lighter X118 alongside.

pm: Party refitting motor lighter for service. Starboard watch cleaning ship. Port watch make & mend clothes.

5.00pm: Working party fitting lighter for service. Recreation ground party returned.

7.30pm: Read warrant No. 151.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

9.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to HMS Europa for Detention Quarters, Malta.


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17 October 1915

Mudros to Kephalo & Marseilles

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

6.30am: Motor lighter left ship.

7.35am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

8.32am: ZZ 15° every 5 mins.

11.15am: As requisite for entering Kephalo Bay.

11.40am: Came to.

3.00pm: General Sir Ian Hamilton & staff came on board.

3.35pm: Weighed & proceeded. All ships present cheered Sir Ian as Chatham left harbour.

5.00pm: Put clocks back ¼ hour. ZZ 15° every 5 mins.

6.25pm: Cape Sigri Light S32°E

6.30pm: Put clocks back ¼ hour.

8.00pm: Lat 39 06 30 N, Long 25 21 00 E

10.43pm: Sighted Cape Phassa Light S21°W. Passed 4 drifters.


[Project Gutenberg has Sir Ian Hamilton’s Gallipoli Diary, see page 276 for 17th Oct.]


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18 October 1915

Kephalo & Marseilles

Lat 35.9, Long 22.3 [DR]

am: ZZ 15° every 5 mins.

1.21am: Gavrion Light N30°E.

2.05am: Altered course thro’ Thermia Channel.

2.45am: Tamelos Light S80W 7 miles.

3.00am: S. Georgio Light S87W 20 miles.

5.30am: ZZ 20°.

8.00am: Cape Malea NW 15 miles.

8.30am: Sighted French TBD.

9.25am: Sighted French TBD.

10.40am: Passed French trawler patrol.

2.00pm: 1 Petty Officer & 24 hands transporting coal from reserve bunkers to No's 1 & 2 upper.

5.30pm: Put clocks back ¼ hour.

6.30pm: Put clocks back ¼ hour.

7.40pm: Steady course (ceased ZZ). Darkened ship. Hands at night defence stations.

8.00pm: Lat 35 51 N, Long 19 31 E


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19 October 1915

Kephalo to Marseille

Lat 38.2, Long 15.6 [Estimate of location at 12.55pm]

5.35am: Commenced ZZ 15° every 5 mins.

am&pm: Coaling party transporting coal from reserve bunkers for’d.

9.30am: Sighted land NNW Cape Spartiventi [Capo Spartivento, Calabria].

12.55pm: Messina Light abeam.

1.10pm: Cape Peloro [Punta del Faro] abeam ¾ mile.

3.50pm: Stromboli abeam.

5.00pm: Put clocks back ¼ hour.

5.30pm: Hands darkened ship. Steady course.

6.00pm: Put clocks back ¼ hour.

6.30pm: ZZ 15° every 5 mins.


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20 October 1915

Kephalo to Marseille

Lat 41.33, Long 9.33 [Estimate from location at noon]

3.10am: Steady course.

5.20am: ZZ 15°.

8.00am: Sighted land on port bow (S87W).

8.00am: Lat 40 47 30 N, Long 10 18 30 E

9.45am: Tavolara Light House abeam 4.5 miles.

Noon: In Bonifacio Strait, Razzoli Light abeam.

pm: Courses as requisite for passing thro’ Bonifacio Strait.

3.45pm: Heavy rain squall, altered course to close Strange phenonemon (whirlpool?)

3.57pm: Resumed course.

4.15pm: Changed steering position to fore bridge. Put clocks back ¼ hour.

6.00pm: Put clocks back ¼ hour.


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21 October 1915

Kephalo to Marseille & at Marseille

Lat 43.3, Long 5.35

0.12am: Porquerolles [Cao d’Arme] Light N18½W.

2.00am: Raskas [Cap Cépet] Light N8°W.

3.58am: Planier Light N43½W 21½ miles.

6.05am: Stopped connected hand wheel.

6.35am: Connected bridge wheel. Course as requisite for keeping under way off Planier Light.

7.40am: Embarked Pilot & proceeded into Docks.

8.45am: Let go Starboard anchor.

8.50am: Let go Port anchor and secured stern to buoy off Mole C.

10.10am: Lighters came alongside.

10.30am: Commenced coaling.


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22 October 1915

Marseille

Lat 43.3, Long 5.35

3.20am: Finished coaling 830 tons.

11.00am: Tested life buoys & found correct.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

5.30pm: Divers examining bilge keel.


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23 October 1915

Marseille to Kephalo [& at Marseille]

Lat 43.3, Long 5.35

6.50am: Weighed & proceeded in tow of tugs into Inner basin.

7.55am: Entered repairing basin.

10.25am: Entered No. 1 dry dock.

am&pm: Hands cleaning ship’s bottom and docking ship.

pm: Divers & dockyard hands employed cutting off 24½ feet of Starboard bilge keel.

4.00pm: Flooded dock.

5.40pm: Undocked ship. Proceeded into Outer basin.

6.00pm: Let go Starboard anchor & secured stern to buoy.

8.00pm: General Sir Charles Munro & staff came on board. Weighed & proceeded as requisite with pilot.

9.30pm: Dropped pilot. Proceeded.

11.00pm: Put clocks back ¼ hour.


[Sir Charles Monro replaced Ian Hamilton as C in C of Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in Oct 1915]


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24 October 1915

Marseille to Kephalo

Lat 41.33, Long 9.37 [Estimate from location at noon]

1.00am: Put clocks on 15 mins.

8.00am: Lat 41° 46’ N, Long 8° 45’ E

8.00am: Sighted land bearing N73½E.

11.35am: Course as requisite for Bonifacio Strait.

Noon: 2.7 miles NEbyE from Razzoli Light (Bonifacio Strait)

4.00pm: Darkened ship rigged night defence gear.

8.00pm: Lat 40 15 30 N, Long 11 58 30 E

10.00pm: Put clocks on ¼ hour.


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25 October 1915

Marseille to Mudros

Lat 37.7, Long 16.0 [Estimate from location at noon]

2.00am: Put clocks on 15 mins.

6.44am: Stromboli abeam.

8.00am: 16.6 miles N20W from Cape Peloro (Messina) [Punta del Faro].

9.00am: Altered course as requisite for passing thro’ Messina Straits.

Noon: 12 miles S26W from Cape Spartivento Light (Italy).

5.00pm: Hands darkened ship.

8.00pm: Lat 36 51 N, Long 18 28 40 E

10.30pm: Put clocks on ¼ hour.


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26 October 1915

Marseille to Milo & Milo to Mudros

Lat 36.2, Long 23.3 [Estimate from location at noon]

1.00am: Put clocks on 15 mins.

6.20am: Commenced ZZ 20° each side every 5 mins.

7.00am: Sighted land on port bow (Matapan)

8.00am: Lat 36 1 15 N, Long 22 5 0 E

11.25am: Sighted 2 French TBDs.

Noon: 13 miles N88°E from Cape Kepala (Kithera). [Cape Kapela/Akra Kapella]

2.10pm: ZZ 15°.

3.24pm: As requisite for entering Milo Harbour.

4.00pm: Came to.

5.30pm: Weighed.

5.40pm: Proceeded.

7.48pm: San Georgio Light N39°W.

9.54pm: Phassa Light N31°E.

11.00pm: Doro Channel.


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27 October 1915

Milo to Mudros [& at Mudros]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

1.30am: Put clocks on 15 mins.

2.10am: Lithari Light abeam 13 miles.

6.20am: As requisite for entering harbour. Kombi Light abeam.

6.58am: Came to.

am: Vice Admiral De Robeck [John Michael de Robeck], Rear Admirals Weymiss [Rosslyn Erskine Wemyss] & Christian [Arthur Henry Christian?] & General Altham & staff on board to meet Commander in Chief.

am: Commander in Chief & visiting officers left ship.

pm: 1 Rating joined ship from Detention Barracks, Malta.

1.40pm: Weighed. Proceeded.

4.43pm: As requisite for approaching anchorage.

5.14pm: Came to.

9.30pm: Darkened ship.


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28 October 1915

Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

6.30am: Collier SS Hurst came alongside.

8.30am: Commenced coaling.

12.10pm: HMS Triad arrived.

5.30pm: Finished coaling 823 tons. Collier shoved off.

9.00pm: Darkened ship.

11.00pm: HMS Anenome[?] sailed


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29 October 1915

Kephalo to Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.30am: HMS Cornwall sailed.

6.50am: Weighed & proceeded.

7.43am: ZZ 20° every 5 mins.

8.00am: 3.9 miles S2°W Cape Aliki (Imbros)

8.05am: Passed wreckage.

10.10am: As requisite for entering harbour.

10.15am: Kombi Light House 7 cables abeam.

10.55am: Came to A6 berth.


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30 October 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.15am: Baron Ardrossan came alongside.

am: Hands getting in 6 months[?] provisions.

11.30am: Tested lifebuoys & found correct.

1.15pm: SS Baron Ardrossan cast off.

pm: Hands striking down provisions & cleaning ship.

4.30pm: Read warrant No. 152.

5.00pm: French Vice Admiral left for Malta. HMS Forward sailed.

9.00pm: Darkened ship.


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31 October 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.30am: HMS Foresight arrived.

am: Roman Catholics to HMS Agamemnon.

6.30pm: 1 rating joined ship from HMS Aragon.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915


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

[Signed] Approved Raymond Fitzmaurice Commander for Captain in Hospital

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1 November 1915

Mudros to Kephalo & at Kephalo

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

11.00am: Paid monthly advance.

12.30pm: Discharged 3 ratings to HMS Europa.

1.10pm: Weighed & proceeded.

1.30pm: Passed boom.

1.40pm: Commenced ZZ 15° every 5 mins.

4.15pm: Course as requisite for entering Kephalo.

4.40pm: Let go port anchor.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.


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2 November 1915

Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

6.30am: Supplied 2 deal[?], 2 oil drums & 24 beach wires[?] for use at Suvla Bay for use in salvage of Louis. [HMS Louis had been wrecked on 31st October]

10.30am: General Quarters.

11.00am: Lieut. Hunt RNR joined ship from Special service vessel.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

5.00pm: Read warrant 153.


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3 November 1915

Kephalo to Alexandria

Lat 39.2, Long 25.4 [Estimate from noon location]

8.20am: General Sir C. Monro & staff came on board.

8.35am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

10.10am: ZZ 15° every 15 mins.

Noon: Sigri Light (Mitylene) E 12 mile

1.05pm: Sighted Psara S12½E 21 miles.

4.00pm: Collision stations.

5.46pm: Darkened ship & rigged night defence gear.

6.35pm: Steady course.

8.00pm: Levitha Light SW 5 miles

9.52pm: Kandeliusa Light abeam 6 miles.


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4 November 1915

[At sea & Alexandria]

Lat 32.3, Long 29.4 [Obs]

0.32am: Prasi [Praso] Nisi Light abeam 7 miles.

am: Foremost section at night defence.

5.45am: Commenced zig zagging 10° each side every 5 mins.

8.00am: Lat 33 30 N, Long 28 46 30 E

2.00pm: Sighted land ahead.

3.15pm: Course as requisite for entering Great Pass.

3.45pm: Took pilot on board.

4.00pm: Secured to buoys No. 3 & 4 Inner Harbour. General Sir C. Monro & staff left ship.

7.00pm: Secured coal lighters alongside. Natives commenced coaling.


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5 November 1915

Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

8.30am: Natives finished coaling 640 tons.

8.45am: Lieut. Hunt RNR left ship.

11.00pm: Tested lifebuoys & found correct.

pm: Gave leave to Port Watch from 1.15 to 7.15am.


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6 November 1915

Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

7.00am: Liberty men returned (1 absentee).

11.00am: One absentee returned in charge of patrol.

pm: Leave to Starboard Watch from 1.15 to 7.15am. Boys to 5.30pm. Hands make & mend clothes.


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7 November 1915

Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

pm: Gave leave to Port Watch & 1st part of Starboard Watch 1.30 – 11.15pm.


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8 November 1915

Alexandria to Mudros

Lat 32.3, Long 29.5 [Obs]

7.35am: Sir Henry McMahon, High Commissioner, Sir C. Monro, Sir John Maxwell & General Linden Bell [Arthur Lynden-Bell] & staffs arrived on board.

7.50am: Slipped & proceeded.

8.15am: ZZ 15° every 5 mins.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

6.30pm: Darkened ship. Steady course.

8.00pm: Lat 34 46 N, Long 28 17 30 E

10.05pm: Sighted Rhodes Island Light bearing N7°W. Foremost section at night defence.


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9 November 1915

Alexandria to Mudros

Lat 39.1, Long 25.2 [Obs]

1.55am: Altered course to Starboard to avoid steamer.

2.20am: Kandeliusa Light abeam.

6.00am: ZZ 10° every 5 mins.

6.20am: Cape Papas Light abeam.

7.15am: Sighted HMS Clacton with submarine in company.

8.00am: Lat 37 52 N, Long 25 40 30 E

9.50am: Exercised Action.

10.00am: Secured.

Noon: ZZ 15° each side every 5 mins.

2.09pm: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

2.40pm: Came to in A6 berth.


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10 November 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.15am: Collier SS Zafra[?] came alongside.

8.00am: Commenced coaling.

10.00am: High Commissioner & Commander in Chief attending conference in HMS Lord Nelson.

2.15pm: Finished coaling ~ tons.

pm: Lost overboard by accident Sacks coal 2 cwt (11 in No.), shovels, steel (2 in No.).

10.00pm: Secured French ammunition lighter astern.


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11 November 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

4.00am: French lighter broke adrift.

am: Hands refitting boats falls &c. Boys at boat instruction.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

7.00pm: Darkened ship.


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12 November 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9.30am: Exercised Action.

10.00am: Secured. Exercised Fire stations.

12.45pm: Wind shifted to NE.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

5.00pm: Supplied 6 cases of 3 pounder ammunition to HMS Dartmouth.


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13 November 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

11.30am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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14 November 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9.00am: Roman Catholic Church party to HMS Agamemnon.

5.00pm: HMS Clematis sailed.


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15 November 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am&pm: GT [Gunnery Training?] class at instruction in HMS Agamemnon. Boys at instruction. Remainder refitting.

5.30pm: 1 Stoker rating joined ship from HMS Europa.

11.00pm: HMS Skirmisher arrived with British Ambassador to Greece on board. [Sir Francis Elliot]


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16 November 1915

Mudros [& at sea]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9.00am: 1 Stoker RNR discharged to Hospital Ship.

am: Hands employed refitting &c & drawing stores from SS Swanley.

1.00pm: Leave to 1st part of Staboard Watch & football party till 4pm.

pm: Hands drawing stores from Swanley.

4.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to HMS Europa sick, 1 rating joined ship from Europa.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

10.35pm: Proceeded.

10.55pm: Passed boom.

11.20pm: ZZ 10° each side every 5 mins.


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17 November 1915

Mudros to Salonika & at Salonika

Lat 40.56, Long 22.9

1.00am: Mount Athos N6°W 25 miles.

3.15am: Exercised after section at Night Defence Stations.

5.33am: Panomi Light N10½W 11 miles.

7.00am: As requisite for passing thro’ boom & approaching anchorage.

7.46am: Let go Starboard anchor.

am: Gunnery training class & boys at instruction. Remainder refitting & as requisite.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Weighed. Shifted berth 200 yards to southward.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.


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18 November 1915

Salonika to Mudros & at Salonika

Lat 40.56, Long 22.9

9.00am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.00am: Hoisted out steam cutter’s boiler for repairs.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

9.00pm: Darkened ship.

9.55pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for gate of boom.

10.55pm: Passed thro’ net defence astern of trawler.


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19 November 1915

Salonika to Mudros & at Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

0.15am: Carried out Grand Fleet zig zag.

1.05am: Sighted Kassandra bearing S76½E.

1.50am: Passed transports escorted by French TB & battleship.

3.20am: ZZ 15° each side. Psathura Light S45½E.

5.00am: Moonset, stopped zig zag.

6.20am: Recommenced ZZ.

6.30am: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

7.00am: Passed boom.

7.23am: Came to.

9.15am: General Sir C. Monro left ship.

9.30am: Collier SS Laristan[?] came alongside.

10.05am: Commenced coaling.

12.20pm: Finished coaling 38? tons. Lost overboard by accident sacks coal 2 cwt 7 in No.

pm: Tested life buoys & found correct.

pm: 1 Engine Room Artificer from HMS Europa joined ship. 1 Engine Room Artificer from HMS Reliance joined ship.

4.00pm: Sir Henry McMahon & General Sir John Maxwell & staff left ship.


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20 November 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.00am: Rigged diving boat.

am: Divers examining bilge keel. Aired night clothing.

11.30am: Tested life buoys.

pm: Hands scrub & wash clothes.

9.30pm: Darkened ship.


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21 November 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

11.00am: HMS Mosquito & HMS Harpy sailed.

5.00pm: Discharged 10 ratings to HMS Europa & 1 to HMS Agamemnon.

9.30pm: Darkened ship.


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22 November 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.30am: Sent 2 armourers 2 carpenters & 4 hands in charge of Lieut. Commander (G) to mount 2½ pounder in Mount Eagle [SS Mounteagle?].

11.30am: Sent 6 dental cases to HMS Europa for treatment.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

3.30pm: Working party returned from “Eaja[?] Point”.


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23 November 1915

Mudros to Alexandria or at Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.30am: HMS Hannibal arrived. Hands replacing boiler in steam cutter.

am: Hands refitting & drawing stores. Gunnery training class at instruction.

1.30pm: Seaman Gunners Training Class at instruction. 8 hands of Gunner’s party getting up ammunition.

3.00pm: Captain Drury Lowe to HMS Liberty sick (injuries to foot in getting out of boat in seaway). Commander Fitzmaurice assumed command of Chatham.

4.00pm: Sir Henry McMahon, General Maxwell & staff arrived aboard for passage to Alexandria.

5.40pm: Weighed & proceeded.

6.20pm: Passed gate.

8.00pm: Lat 39 19 [N], Long 25 15 E

8.30pm: ZZ 10° every 5 mins.


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24 November 1915

Mudros to Alexandria

Lat 35.3, Long 28.3 [DR]

0.52am: Sighted Nikaria Light S36E 25 miles.

6.38am: Kandeluisa Light S13E.

8.00am: Lat 36 5 30 N, Long 27 19 E

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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25 November 1915

Mudros to Alexandria & at Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

6.50am: Sighted Ras El Tin S16E 15 miles.

7.55am: Altered course as requisite for Grand Pass.

8.00am: Courses as requisite for Grand Pass & entering Alexandria.

8.20am: Let go port anchor & secured to Nos. 3 & 4 buoys head & stern.

9.30am: Sir Henry McMahon and Sir John Maxwell & staff left ship.

9.40am: Coal lighters alongside. Natives commenced coaling.

pm: Special leave to Port Watch from 1.15 till 7.0am.

4.30pm: Finished coaling 460 tons.


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26 November 1915

Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

8.00am: 4 dental cases landed for treatment.

am: Divers employed examining ships bottom.

pm: Gave special leave to Port Watch 1.30 till 7.15am. Boys till 5.30pm.

pm: Received 239 bags of mail from Military Post Officer for GHQ. Divers clearing inlet.

6.00pm: 1 stoker rating(deserter) rejoined ship.


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27 November 1915

Alexandria to Mudros & at Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

9.00am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.00am: Tested life buoys.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.40pm: Slipped aft. Weighed & proceeded as requisite.

5.20pm: Clear of Grand Pass. Course as requisite for escort of transport SS Anglo Saxon.

6.20pm: As requisite for keeping station on port bow of Anglo Saxon.

8.00pm: Lat 31 29 N, Long 29 31 E

10.00pm: Commenced ZZ every 15 mins (moonrise).


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28 November 1915

Alexandria to Mudros

Lat 33.0, Long 27.3 [DR]

am: Escorting SS Anglo Saxon & ZZ as requisite.

3.30am: As requisite for closing Anglo Saxon.

8.00am: Lat 32 49 N, Long 28 2 E

2.30pm: After signal locker washed overboard. Wash deck locker & gear lost overboard also No. 3 Branch Pipe 2 in No., No. 3 Hoses 5 in No., Muzzle Tampion of 6 inch Gun 1 in No.

2.30pm: Speed reduced to 160 on account of escort making heavy weather.

4.00pm: Turned in 2nd cutter turned ship head to sea. [Wind force 7-8; state of the sea 6-7 – waves up to 15 feet]

8.00pm: Lat 33 6 [N], Long 26 24 E


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29 November 1915

Alexandria to Mudros

Lat 33.5, Long 25.0 [Obs/DR]

am&pm: Escorting SS Anglo Saxon.

3.15am: Commenced zig zagging 15° every 5 mins.

7.00am: ZZ 20° each side every 10 mins.

8.00am: Lat 33 24 [N], Long 25 22 [E]

5.00pm: Manned & armed ship.

6.00pm: Stopped ZZ.

7.00pm: Weather moderating slightly.

8.00pm: Lat 33 52 [N], Long 23 42 [E]

11.43pm: Commenced zig zag 10° every 5 mins.


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30 November 1915

Alexandria to Mudros

Lat 34.7, Long 20.7 [DR]

am&pm: Escorting SS Anglo Saxon. Zig zagging as requisite.

8.00am: Lat 34 20 [N], Long 21 24 [E]

9.00am: Passed 2 masted & funnelled steamer in 34 18, 21 8 steering various courses.

7.00pm: Stopped zig zag.

8.00pm: Lat 35 35 15 [N], Long 22 7 [E]

10.15pm: Recommenced zig zag 15° every 5 mins.

11.10pm: Sighted Ovo Island N74°E.

11.30pm: ZZ as requisite for passing Kithera Channel.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915


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

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1 December 1915

Alexandria to Mudros

Lat 37.8, Long 24.3 [Estimate from noon location]

1.20am: Altered course to port to close SS Anglo Saxon.

1.30am: Resumed course.

2.38am: Sighted Belo Pulo.

3.10am: Sighted 6 flares off Cape Malea.

3.30am: ZZ as requisite ahead of Anglo Saxon.

7.15am: Passed HMS Skirmisher.

8.00am: Lat 37 13 [N], Long 23 44 30 [E]

8.15am: Passed HMS Scourge in tow of HMS Carrigan Head escort by HMS Renard & HMS Mosquito.

Noon: 21 miles S60W of Cape Phassa Light.

1.30pm: Turned Anglo Saxon over to Skirmisher & proceeded to Mudros. ZZ 15° every 5 mins.

7.17pm: Altered course as requisite for entering harbour.

7.45pm: Kombi Light House abeam.

8.00pm: Entered outer anchorage.

8.20pm: Came to.


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2 December 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.45am: Weighed & proceeded up harbour.

7.25am: Let go off A6 billet (berth foul). Shifted & anchored in A7 billet. Disembarked military GHQ mail.

10.50am: Collier [blank] Coast alongside.

1.00pm: Commenced coaling.

5.00pm: Finished coaling 537 tons.

6.00pm: 2 ratings joined ship from HMS Europa.


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3 December 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

10.05am: Oil ship SS Romany alongside.

11.00am: Tested life buoys & found correct. Oiling ship, 49 tons. Divers clearing inlets.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

3.15pm: Romany shoved off. Drew stores from SS Westoe Hall.

5.00pm: Read Warrant No. 154.


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4 December 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24


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5 December 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.00am: Sent Working Party of 20 hands to SS Woodville.

9.00am: Roman Catholics to Church in HMS Agamemnon.

6.00pm: Working Party returned from Woodville.


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6 December 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9.00am: Read Quarterly return of Naval Courts Martial.

am: Hands painting down aloft.

11.30am: 1 signal rating left ship for Suvla.

1.30pm: Sent Working Party to HMS Carron to shift stores.

pm: Port Watch painting ship. Starboard Watch make & mend clothes.


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7 December 1915

Mudros [& at sea]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.00am: SS Floridian came alongside.

am: Hands drawing stores as requisite, returning empties &c to Floridian.

11.30am: Floridian shoved off.

1.00pm: Gave leave to Port Watch & Football party till 3.30pm.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: General Sir C. Munro [Sir Charles Monro] & staff came on board.

7.45pm: Weighed & proceeded. Stopped to pick up letter for C in C.

8.40pm: Passed boom.

8.50pm: Kombi Island abeam.

10.00pm: After Section at night defence.

11.45pm: Psathura Light bearing S57W.


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8 December 1915

Mudros to Salonika

Lat 40.56, Long 22.9

1.20am: ZZ 20°.

am: Passed several vessels showing lights.

3.20am: Sighted Kassandra Light NbyW.

5.30am: Ran into fog. Commenced sounding.

6.15am: Stopped ZZ.

7.30am: Running line of soundings.

7.45am: Stopped.

7.52am: Proceeded.

8.00am: Stopped.

8.03am: Proceeded.

8.40am: Stopped. Sighted gate ahead. Followed TB thro’ gate.

9.55am: Came to.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

5.00pm: French military CinC came on board & left at 5.30.


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9 December 1915

Salonica

Lat 40.56, Long 22.9

7.10am: Weighed & proceeded to shift berth.

7.28am: Let go Port anchor.

9.30am: General Quarters. Fire Stations.

am: Divers examining bilge keels & found correct. R.A. Nicholson onboard.

pm: Gunnery Training class under examination. Remainder of hands make & mend clothes.

6.00pm: Darkened ship.


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10 December 1915

Salonica

Lat 40.56, Long 22.9

11.00am: Lieut. Colonel Pallis (Greek Army) visiteed Sir C. Monro. [Konstantinos Pallis?]

11.30am: General Serail (C in C French Forces) visiting C in C. [Maurice Sarrail]

1.00pm: Rear Admiral Nicholson visiting C in C.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

9.00pm: Rear Admiral Nicholson visited C in C.


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11 December 1915

Salonica

Lat 40.56, Long 22.9

10.00am: Weighed & shifted berth to a position nearer HMS Exmouth.

10.20am: Let go Starboard anchor.

10.45am: Tested life buoys.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Weighed & proceeded.

4.50pm: Course as requisite for approaching gate vessel. Fog too dense to proceed.

6.00pm: Went astern (E) ½ mile from gate & anchored in 20 fathoms.

9.00pm: After section at night defence.


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12 December 1915

Salonica to Kephalo

Lat 39.9, Long 24.0

7.05am: Weighed.

7.10am: Proceeded as requisite thro’ gate.

7.40am: Thro’ gate.

8.05am: ZZ 10°.

8.23am: ZZ 15°, 2/3, every 5 mins.

Noon: Passed patrol &c[?].

1.00pm: Lemnos Island observed bearing N88E.

2.40pm: Imbros bearing East.

5.22pm: Came to. Darkened ship.

6.00pm: General Birdwood visited C in C.


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13 December 1915

Kephalo to Mudros or at Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Section at night defence.

2.30am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite.

2.55am: Passed thro’ gate.

3.35am: ZZ 15°.

4.00am: Steered steady course.

7.00am: As requisite for entering Mudros.

7.45am: Passed thro’ gate.

8.00am: Came to in M8.

am: Assistant Paymaster MacDarken[?] RNR. Mr. Caley [From Navy Lists Henry Caley] Gunner joined ship & 1 rating joined ship.

11.45am: Collier Cressington Hall [maybe SS Cressington Court] alongside.

1.00pm: Commenced coaling.

4.15pm: Finished coaling, received 518 tons.

4.40pm: Collier shoved off.

6.00pm: Discharged 7 ratings to HMS Europa.


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14 December 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

4.00am: Fog.

7.00am: Rigged diving boat.

am: Divers examining bilge keels. Life buoys tested.

pm: Port Watch drawing stores & cleaning guns. Starboard Watch make & mend clothes.

6.00pm: Darkened ship.


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15 December 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

10.00am: Exercised Collision & Fire Quarters. Exercised Action.

am: Gunnery Training Class at instruction.

6.00pm: Hands darkened ship.


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16 December 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.00am: Rigged diving boat.

am: Hands employed diving & refitting as requisite.

pm: Leave to Starboard Watch & football party 2.30pm.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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17 December 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9.30am: Exercised Action.

5.00pm: Discharged 1 Engine Room Artificer & 1 Stoker rating to HMS Europa.


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18 December 1915

Mudros To Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

2.30am: Weighed.

2.45am: Proceeded.

3.05am: Passed gate.

3.10am: Kombi Light abeam. ZZ 20° every 5 mins.

5.50am: Heard fog horn on port bow. Rigged sounding boom & commenced sounding.

6.11am: Steady course.

7.27am: Course & speed as requisite for making Kephalo Bay.

8.09am: Came to.

8.10am: Fog cleared.

11.00am: Life buoys tested.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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19 December 1915

Kephalo To Gallipoli Peninsula

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

9.00am: Roman Catholics to HMS Euryalus.

11.45am: Sent 1st Cutter to HMS Bacchante for use during operations at Suvla.

10.00am: Vice Admiral Weymss [Rosslyn Wemyss] & General Birdwood came on board.

10.25am: Weighed & proceeded.

11.15am: Altered course for Anzac.


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20 December 1915

Off Gallipoli Peninsula & at Kephalo

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

am: As requisite for patrolling between Suvla and Anzac & carrying out orders of Vice Admiral E.M.S.[Eastern Mediterranean Squadron?]

5.00am: Evacuation complete.

6.50am: Action.

7.05am: Opened fire, fired one round of common at Camps (abandoned) Suvla Bay.

7.15am: Ceased fire.

7.40am: Proceeded to Kephalo.

8.15am: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour.

8.40am: Came to. A2 berth (new plan). V.A.E.M.S. left ship.

Noon: 1st cutter returned from HMS Bacchante on termination of operations.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

5.00pm: Hostile Aeroplane over.

5.50pm: Hands darkened ship.


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21 December 1915

Kephalo to Mudros

Lat 39.8, Long 25.25 [Estimate off Mudros]

6.50am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite.

8.50am: (On account of heavy sea) Stopped zig zagging.

10.35am: Recommenced ZZ.

11.45am: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

12.15pm: Passed gate.

12.52pm: Came to D2 berth.

3.30pm: Secured Collier SS Earl of Forfar.

5.20pm: Commenced coaling

7.55pm: Finished coaling 260 tons.

10.30pm: Darkened ship.


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22 December 1915

Mudros to Alexandria

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Divers examining bilge keels.

11.30am: Tested life buoys – correct.

1.45pm: General Altham & staff came on board.

2.10pm: Weighed & proceeded.

2.49pm: Passed boom.

3.19pm: ZZ 15° every 5 mins.

6.15pm: Sighted Psara Light bearing S55°E.

8.00pm: Lat 38 22 N, Long 25 24 E

10.07pm: Cape Papas Light S40°E.


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23 December 1915

Mudros to Alexandria

Lat 35.0, Long 28.6 [Obs]

6.30am: Rhodes Island Light S63W.

8.00am: Lat 35 38.5 [N], Long 27 43 [E]

8.30am: ZZ 20° every 5 mins.

4.00pm: Read Warrants 155, 156.

5.30pm: Darkened ship.

8.00pm: Lat 33 54 [N], Long 25 24 [E]


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24 December 1915

Mudros to Alexandria & returning to Mudros

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

2.00am: ZZ 15° each side.

6.00am: Took sounding.

6.15am: Sighted Ras El Tin S16½E.

7.50am: Course as requisite for Grand Pass.

8.05am: Boarding officer on board.

8.15am: Let go port anchor. Stern secured to No. 4 buoy.

10.30am: Coaling ship commenced (native labour).

1.00pm: 3 officers and 12 ratings joined ship for passage.

2.30pm: Finished coaling (265 tons).

4.45pm: Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour. Darkened ship.

5.05pm: Passed breakwater.

5.08pm: Course as requisite for Grand Pass.

5.30pm: ZZ 15° each side.

6.00pm: ZZ 20° each side.

8.00pm: Lat 31 47 N, Long 30 12 E


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25 December 1915

Alexandria to Mudros

Lat 35.0, Long 29.3 [Obs]

8.00am: Lat 34 31 30 [N], Long 30 15 [E]

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

8.00pm: Lat 36 7 30 [N], Long 27 15 [E]

11.30pm: Passed HMS Doris with 1 steamer in company.


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26 December 1915

Alexandria to Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

2.13am: Cape Papas Light 7 miles.

4.57am: Psara Light bearing N17E.

8.00am: Lat 38 1 30 [N], Long 25 15 [E]

10.46am: Altered course 32 points to allow Aquitania to pass out of gate.

11.50am: Let go port anchor.

4.00pm: Secured collier SS Earl of Forfar.

5.00pm: 4 ratings joined ship: 2 from HMS Europa, 1 from HMS Glory.


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27 December 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.10am: Commenced coaling.

1.15pm: Finished coaling 515 tons.

8.00pm: Presentation of Silver Salver to Commander Fitzmaurice for Ward Room officers by Sir Charles Monro (C in C) from General officers & their staffs who have taken passage in HMS Chatham during October & November.


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28 December 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Divers examining bilge keels & found correct.

am: Hands carrying out Saturday routine. [It’s Tuesday]

pm: Hands employed drawing stores, painting guns & as requisite.

7.00pm: Darkened ship.


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29 December 1915

[Mudros]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

10.00am: Sent working party to HMS Hungerford.

1.00pm: Sent working party of 1 Petty Officer & 12 to SS Rokeby to assist in embarking ammunition & 2 shipwrights to secure 4.7” guns.

pm: Special leave to Port Watch & football party from 1 – 4pm.

6.00pm: Sent Whaler to salve Steam Cutter ashore off Australian Pier.

9.00pm: Steam Cutter returned undamaged.


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30 December 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch from 1 to 4pm. Make & mend clothes.


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31 December 1915

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9.30am: Exercised Action. Fire stations.

1.00pm: Laid out swell kedge & swung ships stern.

2.15pm: Weighed kedge & hung it over the stern.

2.45pm: 1 rating rejoined from Hospital. Hands working about kedge anchor.

9.00pm: Sent working party to coal Redbreast [fleet messenger?] from SS Heathmore.


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916


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

Approved [Signed] SR Drury Lowe Captain

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1 January 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

5.15am: Coaling party returned from coaling Redbreast from collier SS Heathmoor.

10.00am: Tested life buoys & found correct.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Paid monthly money & issued West[?] Indian gift.

5.30pm: Coaling party left to coal Abbesiah. [SS Abbassieh?]

9.30pm: 1st coaling party relieved. 2nd coaling party to Abbesiah.


[From IWM Collections Trinidad, Grenada & St. Lucia sent gifts of chocolate to the forces]


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2 January 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

2.00am: Third coaling party to Redbreast. Second coaling party relieved & returned.

7.00am: Third coaling party returned.

9.00am: Issued General Service medals (11) & Long Service(1).

10.30am: Roman Catholics left ship for HMS Agamemnon.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.


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3 January 1916

[Mudros]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.00am: Sent working party (20) to SS Manitou to transship animals.

5.00pm: Read warrant No. 157. Working party returned.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.


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4 January 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.00am: Working party (1 Petty Officer & 20) with officer in charge left ship to transport animals to SS Manitou.

am: Exercised small arm companies.

pm: Special leave to Port Watch & football party 1 – 4pm. Starboard watch working about double bottom & as requisite.

5.00pm: Working party to SS Haverford to hoist in seaplane.

5.30pm: Working party returned. Manitou working party returned.


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5 January 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.00am: Sent working party of 20 hands to SS Manitou to load horses.

7.45pm: Working party returned.

am: Hands refitting, mustering bags & cleaning ship.

pm: Hands employed working about double bottom & cleaning ship.

5.30pm: Read warrant No. 158.


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6 January 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

6.30am: Working party of (1 Petty Officer & 20) with Lieut. in charge to SS Haverford to load animals.

9.30am: Replaced Kedge anchor.

10.00am: 1 Rating left ship for HMS Europa.

am: Hands mustering bags & cleaning ship.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

2.00pm: Sent working party to HMS Triad for coaling.

5.00pm: Captain S.R. Drury-Lowe rejoined ship from Hospital (Malta).

6.30pm: Working party returned from Haverford.

9.00pm: Coaling party returned from Triad.


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7 January 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.30am: Sent working party (20) under Lieut. to SS Haverford to load animals.

am: Exercised General Quarters & Fire Stations. Double bottom party about Double bottoms. Men passing for Higher rating at examination.

pm: Double bottom party painting Double bottoms.

5.00pm: 1 Leading Stoker rejoined ship from HMS Endymion.


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8 January 1916

Mudros to Kephalo [& at sea]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

1.00pm: Weighed.

1.53pm: Passed boom.

2.00pm: ZZ 20°.

5.10pm: Course as requisite for approaching harbour.

5.22pm: Passed boom defence.

5.35pm: Came to in D6 berth.

8.30pm: Vice Admiral De Robeck & staff & General Birdwood & staff came on board.

8.40pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite to vicinity of Cape Helles.

pm: Course & speed as requisite for patrolling off Cape Tekke during evacuation.


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9 January 1916

Kephalo to Mudros [& at sea]

Lat 40.16, Long 25.98

am: As requisite for patrolling off Cape Tekke under orders of Vice Admiral EMS.

2.20am: Two rockets fired from HMS Prince George 5 miles East of Cape Helles - Proceeded in that direction.

3.15am: Resumed patrol.

3.45am: Fire commenced on shore.

4.20am: Proceeded to Kephalo.

5.25am: Altered course as requisite for entering harbour.

5.45am: Came to

6.30am: Vice Admiral & General with their staffs left the ship.

12.30pm: Generals Maude [Frederick Stanley Maude], Tufnell & O'Dowda, 50 officers & 390 men came on board for passage to Mudros, also Capt. Stavely & naval officers & men.

1.40pm: Weighed.

2.10pm: Passed boom.

4.35pm: Altered course as requisite for entering harbour.

5.45pm: Came to in A10.

6.00pm: All officers & men, having taken passage, left the ship.


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10 January 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Divers examining bilge keels & cleaning inlets. Double bottom party painting out Double bottoms. Hands refitting boats falls &c.

1.00pm: Hands mustered by open list.

4.00pm: Collier SS Blackheath secured alongside. Starboard watch rigged collier.


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11 January 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.35am: Commenced coaling.

9.50am: Finished coaling (325 tons).

10.20pm: Collier SS Blackheath cast off.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

5.00pm: 1 prisoner released from cells.


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12 January 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9.30am: Discharged 1 signal rating to HMS Europa.

10.00am: D.S. Medals presented to 2 Petty Officers & 1 AB by Captain in presence of ships company (PO Harmer, PO Rose, AB Dobson) for services in E. Africa. [From London Gazette 29374 Walter J. Harmer, Alfred Rose & Herbert Dobson]

am: Carried out examination of all 6” guns. Working party 10 hands & 1 Petty Officer employed in SS Bacchus.

1.00pm: 1 signal rating returned to ship from Europa.

7.00pm: Working party returned from SS Bacchus.


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13 January 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.00am: Working party 10 hands & 1 Petty Officer to SS Bacchus.

am: Special Acting Seamen Gunners at instruction.

pm: Gave special leave to Starboard Watch & football party from 1.0 – 3.30pm. Hands make & mend clothes.

5.00pm: Working party returned.


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14 January 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.00am: Working party 1 Petty Officer & 6 hands to SS Tees for working ammunition.

10.30am: Exercised Action. Secure. Exercised Fire stations.

11.30pm: Enemy seaplane passed overhead.

pm: Boys & OS to school. Hands refitting & drawing stores.

5.00pm: Working party of 1 Petty Officer & 15 to the Olympic for coaling.

10.00pm: No. 2 coaling party left ship.

11.00pm: No. 1 coaling party returned on board.


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15 January 1916

[Mudros]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

3.10am: No. 3 working party left ship.

4.10am: 2nd coaling party returned.

8.00am: 1st coaling party returned.

2.00pm: Sent mail to ~~istan [possibly SS Tristan]


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16 January 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.30am: Sent working party of 4 stokers to HMS TB.29.

10.00am: Held Divine Service on Stokers mess deck.

5.00pm: Working party from TB.29 returned.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.


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17 January 1916

Mudros to Alexandria

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.00am: Sent working party 1 Petty Officer & 10 hands to SS Tristan & working party of 4 stokers to HMS TB.29.

10.00am: Hoisted steam cutter with defective boiler.

am: Hands drawing stores, refitting & as requisite.

3.42pm: Weighed & proceeded to M2 berth.

4.02pm: Anchored in M2 berth.

5.25pm: General Sir William Birdwood & staff came on board for passage to Alexandria.

5.38pm: Weighed & proceeded.

6.00pm: Passed gate.

8.00pm: ZZ 2/3 20°.

8.00pm: Lat 39 16 30 [N], Long 25 18 30 [E]

10.48pm: Psara Light N76E 12 miles.


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18 January 1916

Mudros to Alexandria

Lat 35.5, Long 27.8 [Obs/DR]

1.30am: Sighted Cape Papas Light bearing S36°E.

am: Zig zagging 20° 2/3 hour.

5.15am: Levitha Island sighted bearing S54°W.

8.00am: Lat 36 22 30 N, Long 26 55 0 E

8.15am: Sighted steamer on starboard bow bearing S38E.

10.00am: Passed SS Moyune steering SSE.

pm: Zig zag 30° (2/3 hour).

5.00pm: Exercised Collision stations.

8.00pm: Lat 34 2 N, Long 29 20 0 E

8.30pm: Zig zag 20° (2/3).


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19 January 1916

Mudros to Alexandria [& at Alexandria]

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

5.00am: Hands getting up wires &c.

6.15am: Sighted Ras El Tin S21°E 20 miles.

7.30am: Entered Grans Pass.

8.00am: Boarding officer came on board.

8.30am: Let go port anchor & secured bow & stern to No. 8 & 9 buoys.

10.00am: General Sir William Birdwood & staff left ship.

10.30am: Coaling lighter alongside. Natives commenced coaling.

pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch from 1.15 to 7.15am.

4.30pm: Finished coaling 430 tons.

5.00pm: Landed patrol.

11.20pm: Patrol returned.


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20 January 1916

Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

am: Hands employed cleaning ship & carrying out Saturday routine. [It’s Thursday]

10.00am: Landed patrol for absentees.

am: Divers examining ships bottom inlets & bilge keels – correct.

12.10pm: Patol returned.

pm: Gave special leave to Port Watch from 1.30 to 7.0am. Landed small patrol. Hands make & mend clothes.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.


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21 January 1916

Alexandria [& at sea]

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

9.00am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: 3 absentees returned.

3.00pm: 4 seamen ratings & 1 marine joined ship for passage to Mudros.

5.00pm: Hands employed hoisting in 2 gun (6” Mark XI) platforms.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

7.20pm: Slipped, weighed & proceeded out of harbour.

7.50pm: Passed thro’ Grand Pass.

8.02pm: ZZ 2/3 20°.


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22 January 1916

Alexandria to Salonika

Lat 35.3, Long 27.8 [Obs]

8.00am: Lat 34 13 N, Long 28 13 E

11.00am: ZZ 2/3 30°.

3.40pm: Kandeluisa Light House N11½W

5.00pm: Read warrant No. [blank]

6.30pm: Steady course.

8.00pm: Lat 37 10 30 N, Long 26 23 E

8.15pm: Sighted Cape Papas Light N36½W.

8.20pm: Recommenced ZZ 2/3 30°. Wind increasing from Northward.

10.12pm: Stopped zig zag.


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23 January 1916

Alexandria to Salonika

Lat 39.7, Long 24.1 [Obs]

1.20am: Sighted Psara Light bearing N27E.

2.35am: Reduced to 240 revs.

2.45am: 140 revs to turn in on account of weather & secure starboard sea boat.

am: Lost overboard from starboard sea boat by accident through seaboat being washed inboard by heavy sea:- 1 boats Signal Book.

4.00am: [Wind Force 8; state of the sea 6-7 (waves to 15 feet)]

4.05am: Lithari Light N50°W.

5.40am: Secured frames[?] in waist.

11.00am: Commenced ZZ 20°.

1.00pm: ZZ 30°.

4.40pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering net defence off Cape Kara.

5.00-5.10pm: Passing thro’ gate.

5.35pm: Came to.


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24 January 1916

Salonika [& at sea]

Lat 40.56, Long 22.9

7.33am: Weighed & proceeded to jetty.

8.10am: Secured alongside detached mole. HMS Albion’s working party hoisting out gun platform from Starboard side.

9.30am: Cast off & turned ship round (port side to). Gun platform port side hoisted out.

10.55am: Cast off from jetty & proceeded as requisite for anchorage.

11.05am: Let go Starboard anchor 2 cables East of HMS Exmouth.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

2.00pm: Received four 500lb bombs for transport.

5.45pm: 24 ratings joined ship for passage to Mudros.

6.00pm: Kings Messenger & 1 Surgeon RN joined ship for passage.

10.08pm: Weighed & proceeded.

10.48pm: As requisite for passing thro’ gate.

10.55pm: Thro’ gate.

11.30pm: Commenced ZZ 30°.


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25 January 1916

[At sea & Mudros]

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

1.40am: Sighted Kassandra Light (N64E)

4.00am: Sighted Psathura Light.

6.20am: Sighted Strati Island.

6.35am: Sighted Lemnos.

8.20am: Came to with Starboard anchor in M5 berth.

10.00am: Discharged 27 ratings to HMS Europa.

am: Hands drawing stores & rigging diving boat.

11.00am: 1 Rating to HMS Havelock & 1 to HMS Blenheim.

1.00pm: Sent 4 cases of bombs to HMS Aragon.

pm: Hands preparing for coaling & drawing stores. Divers examining bilge keels & inlets.

3.30pm: 1 Rating joined ship from HMS Europa.

5.00pm: Collier SS Cardiff Hall came alongside. Hands rigging collier.


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26 January 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

7.40am: Hands fall in for coaling.

8.00am: Commenced coaling.

11.05am: Finished coaling, 553 [tons] Average 179.1 tons per hour.

Noon: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Cleared collier’s anchor from Chatham’s cable. Weighed starboard anchor.

12.30pm: Collier steamed ahead with ship secured alongside. Let go starboard anchor.

12.50pm: Collier cast off.

4.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to HMS Europa.


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27 January 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

9.00am: Aired night clothing.

12.30pm: Diving party left ship to clear propeller of Sussette (G10). [Susetta fleet messenger?]

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Special leave to Starboard Watch & football party from 3.0pm – 5.30pm.

5.00pm: Diving party returned.


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28 January 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

3.00am: Explosion heard outside harbour.

6.30am: Rigged diving boat.

8.30am: Diving party & working party of 12 & Petty Officer left ship for Sussette & SS Bondicar.

am&pm: Hands employed refitting boats’ falls and as requisite.

3.30pm: 1 Marine rating joined ship.

4.30pm: Read Warrants No. 160, 161, 162.

5.30pm: Diving party & working party returned.


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29 January 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.00am: Sent working parties to SS Tristan[?] SS Slemish & Sussette (G.10)

9.25am: Store ship SS Manchester Mariner alongside.

am: Hands taking in stores.

11.00am: Manchester Mariner cast off.

11.30am: Trawler Phido came alongside.

pm: 12 hands working in Phido.

4.30pm: Exercised fire stations.

5.00pm: Diving party returned.

5.30pm: Working parties returned.

7.00pm: Darkened ship.


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30 January 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.30am: Working party left ship.

10.30am: Roman Catholics to HMS Angora.

11.30am: Working party returned.


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31 January 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

8.30am: Working party 1 Petty Officer & 20 under warrant officer to SS Floridian.

am: Hands refitting Phido & as requisite.

pm: Hands embarking stores & returning empties.

5.00pm: Working party returned.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916


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

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1 February 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

am: Hands refitting Phido. Working party 14 hands to SS Floridian. Gunner’s party unfuzing shrapnel.

1.00pm: Paid money.

2.30pm: Working party from Floridian returned.

5.00pm: 5 Ratings discharged to HMS Europa. 37 ratings joined ship from Europa for passage.

7.00pm: Darkened ship.


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2 February 1916

Mudros

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

10.30am: Phido cast off on completion of refit.

3.30pm: 1 Greek suspect from HMS Europa confined in cells for passage to Malta.

5.00pm: Received 257 bags of mail for passage.

5.30pm: Darkened ship.


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3 February 1916

Mudros to Malta

Lat 39.89, Long 25.24

10.00am: Received 31 bags of mail for England & Malta. Official Photographer joined for passage to England.

11.30am: Sent 2 boats davits (whaler) & 4 iron blocks patt: 490(a) - 2; 474 a – 2 to HMS Lowestoft.

12.30pm: Sub Lieut. Slingsby RNAS joined ship for passage to Malta. Received one bag of mails for England. Engineer Lieut. Commander Wild discharged to HMS Europa for HMS Endymion. [From Navy Lists Arthur Wild]

2.55pm: Weighed & proceeded.

4.00pm: ZZ 2/3 20°. Exercised Collision Stations.

6.00pm: Darkened ship. Put clocks back 20 mins.

6.25pm: Steady course.

7.40pm: Cape Phassa Light S12°W.

8.00pm: Lat 38° 24’ N, Long 24° 48’ E

10.40pm: Put clocks back 10 mins.

11.00pm: Sighted Tamelos Light S86W.


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4 February 1916

Mudros to Malta

Lat 35.8, Long 21.4 [DR]

0.50am: Akrathi Light S33E.

1.20am: Phalconera [Falconera?] S45W.

5.50am: Sighted Antikithera Island.

8.00am: Lat 35 40 30 [N], Long 22 54 30 [E]

8.00am: Streamed Patent Log.

9.00am: Lost (thro’ line parting) line & rotator.

9.18am: Streamed another log showing 3.9 miles.

5.00pm: Put clocks back 15 mins. Darkened ship.

6.30pm: Put clocks back 15 mins.


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5 February 1916

Mudros to Malta & at Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

6.30am: ZZ 15°.

8.45am: Altered course as requisite for entering harbour.

9.25am: Passed breakwater.

9.45am: Secured to buoy (1) & (1A) in Grand Harbour.

11.00am: Life buoys tested; correct.

pm: Hands drawing stores & ships gear from dockyard. Coaling ship (Native labour).

2.30pm: 3 marine ratings left ship for HMS Egmont. Discharged 1 Greek suspect to Egmont.

3.55pm: Finished coaling 459 tons.

pm: Leave to Port Watch from 4.30 – 7.0am.

5.00pm: 1 cell prisoner released from cell.

pm: Watch hoisting in spare propeller & washing down upper deck.

6.30pm: Received 2 Carley’s floats from dockyard.


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6 February 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

1.00pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch till 7.15am.

4.45pm: 30 ratings joined ship from HMS Egmont for passage.


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7 February 1916

Malta to Gibraltar & at Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

9.30am: Received 20 bags of parcels for GPO London.

am: 1 Rating joined ship from HMS Egmont for passage. Discharged 1 rating to HMS Harrier. 1 Rating joined ship from Harrier. Hands drawing stores, returning empties & as requisite.

2.00pm: Received 5 bags of mails for GPO London, 2 bags of mails for Gibraltar.

3.00pm: Assistant Paymaster Smith discharged to Egmont for passage to Port Said to join HMS Glory.

4.30pm: Slipped from buoys & proceeded out of harbour.

6.40pm: ZZ 2/3 20°.

8.00pm: Lat 36° 16’ N, Long 13° 45’ E

10.30pm: Stopped zig zag.


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8 February 1916

Malta to Gibraltar

Lat 37.1, Long 8.8 [Obs]

4.24am: Cap Bon Light abeam 7¼ miles.

6.15am: Commenced ZZ 15°.

7.05am: ZZ 20°.

7.40am: Passed Campanella [HMS Campanula?] bound west.

8.00am: Lat 37° 28’ 50” N, Long 10° 2’ 30” E

2.40pm: ZZ 30°.

5.00pm: Put clocks back ¼ hour. Darkened ship.

5.30pm: ZZ 20°.

6.30pm: Put clocks back ¼ hour.

8.00pm: Lat 37° 10’ 15” N, Long 6° 11’ 15” E

9.00pm: ZZ 2/3 20°.

10.45pm: Steady course.


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9 February 1916

Malta to Gibraltar

Lat 36.5, Long 0.8 [Obs]

1.30am: Sighted Cap Bengut Light S80°W

5.30am: Cap Caxine abeam 10 miles.

6.15am: Commenced ZZ 15°.

7.00am: ZZ 20°

8.00am: Lat 36° 47’ 15” N, Long 2° 3’ 45” E

9.50am: ZZ to 10°.

10.00am: Steady course.

3.10pm: ZZ 15°.

3.24pm: Steady course.

4.45pm: Passed Midian[?] bound for Gibraltar.

4.50pm: Passed Chateau Renault (Vaisseau de Guerre Francais) [Cruiser Chateaurenault]

4.55pm: Put clocks back 15 mins.

6.10pm: Darkened ship. Put clocks back ¼ hour.

8.00pm: Lat 35° 57’ N, Long 1° 30’ W


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10 February 1916

Malta to Gibraltar

Lat 35.9, Long -3.0 [Obs]

1.00am: Steady course against very strong wind & head sea.

4.00am: [Wind force 7-8; State of the sea 7 (waves to 15 feet)]

7.30am: Two men overboard owing to the heavy motion of ship – Philpott Carpenters crew and Robert Brown PO Plumber ON M837 Chatham. Turned ship under full helm & manoeuvred as necessary to pick up Philpott weather being too rough to lower a boat. Brown a non-swimmer was seen at once to go down by Philpott & was not seen again.

7.50am: Proceeded.

am: Lost overboard 2 Whitby & 6 Reindeer Moller lifebuoys.

8.00am: Lat 35 57 N, Long 1 29 W

10.20am: Sighted Alboran island N70°W.

11.20am: Passed HMS Jeanette.

12.15pm: ZZ 20°.

2.15pm: ZZ 2/3 30°.

5.30pm: Sighted Gibraltar N65°W.

6.55pm: Sighted Almina Light N83°W

8.00pm: Lat 35 56 N, Long 4 55 W


[From CWGC Robert Brown was the husband of Rose Blanche Brown of 71 Clifton Place, Plymouth]


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11 February 1916

Malta to Gibraltar & at Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

1.15am: After section at night defence.

2.30am: Sighted Almina Light N53½W – 37½ miles.

6.00am: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour.

7.25am: Secured alongside No. 5 shed.

am: Port Watch coaling ship assisted by natives. Received 2 Whitby & 6 Reindeer Moller lifebuoys from Dockyard. Divers examining bilge keels & propellers.

pm: Divers examining bilge keels (20ft of port bilge keel found to be broken off).

pm: Starboard Watch coaling ship assisted by native labour.

5.45pm: Finished coaling 746 tons.


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12 February 1916

Gibraltar to Spithead & at Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am: Dockyard Divers examining bilge keels.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.50pm: Cast off from Mole with 2 tugs.

5.10pm: Passed thro’ Breakwater.

7.00pm: ZZ 2/3 20°.

8.00pm: Lat 35 59 30 [N], Long 6 10 20 [W]


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13 February 1916

Gibraltar to Spithead

Lat 37.4, Long -10.4 [DR]

3.40am: Stopped zig zag.

8.00am: Lat 36 38 N, Long 10 04 W

8.37am: Altered course head to sea to secure gear on Forecastle.

8.50am: Resumed course.

6.00pm: Darkened ship.

8.00pm: Lat 39 22 N, Long 10 58 W


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14 February 1916

Gibraltar to Spithead

Lat 44.0, Long -10.8 [Obs]

1.35am: Altered course to avoid steamer with 2 masts & 1 funnel steering WSW (approx).

1.55am: Resumed course.

8.00am: Lat 42 55 30 N, Long 11 43 0 W

8.00am-Noon: Heavy NNW swell.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

8.00pm: Lat 45 55 N, Long 8 58 0 W


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15 February 1916

Gibraltar to Spithead

Lat 47.7, Long -4.1 [DR]

1.00am: Placed oil bags over weather side of the ship.

4.00am: [Wind force 8, state of the sea 6 (waves to 10 feet)]

8.00am: [Wind force 7-8, state of the sea 8 (waves to 35 feet)]

8.00am: Lat 48 51 30 [N], Long 5 27 [W]

3.55pm: Sighted Portland.

6.00pm: St. Catherine's Light N73°E 6.5 miles.

6.30pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Spithead.

8.35pm: Came to in Stokes Bay.


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16 February 1916

Stokes Bay to Harbour (Portsmouth)

Lat 50.78, Long -1.17

9.10am: Discharged ratings & gear for Portsmouth.

am: Divers examining bilge keels.

12.30pm: Sold by auction the effects of R. Brown Plumber ON No. 837(Chatham).

2.00pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for entering harbour.

2.50pm: Picked up pilot.

3.30pm: Secured to No. 7 Buoy.

4.00pm: Dropped pilot.

pm: Divers examining bilge keel, 6 ft of port bilge keel bent back.


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17 February 1916

[Portsmouth & at sea]

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

11.30am: Fleet Surgeon Norris left the ship.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.20pm: Picked up pilot.

4.30pm: Slipped & proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

5.00pm: Dropped pilot at outer spit buoy. Course & speed as requisite for coming to anchorage in Stokes Bay.

5.25pm: Came to.

11.45pm: Weighed starboard anchor & proceed as requisite for leaving anchorage.


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18 February 1916

Spithead to Sheerness

Lat 51.5, Long 1.0 [Estimate off entrance to Thames]

0.05am: Passed net defence.

0.55am: Nab Light abeam.

2.10am: ZZ 20°

3.20am: Beachy Head Light N85°E.

4.20am: Stopped ZZ.

4.53am: Royal Sovereign Light abeam.

6.20am: Dungeness Light abeam.

7.26am: Stopped by patrol off Folkestone. Proceeded as requisite cruising to the westward until 9.57.

8.00am: 2 miles south of Dungeness.

9.57am: Proceed thro’ Folkestone gate.

10.05am: Stopped by sweepers owing to proximity of mine field.

10.15am: Altered course to westward & proceeded.

10.55am: Passed Deal gate.

11.50am: Courses as requisite for entering Thames approaches.

12.50pm: Stopped to obtain permissions thro’ Nore Light Vessel to enter harbour.

1.15pm: Passed net defence.

1.35pm: Secured to No. 6 buoy in Sheerness Harbour.

pm: Hands employed discharging ammunition into lighters.

11.45pm: Finished discharging ammunition.


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19 February 1916

Sheerness to Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

7.30am: Landed charts & chronometers at Sheerness chart depot.

9.45am: Pilot came onboard.

10.15am: Slipped from buoy & proceeded up river. Courses & speeds as requisite for proceeding up to Chatham.

11.13am: Entered south lock.

11.45am: Proceeded through lock and secured on South side of No. 1 basin.

3.30pm: Exercised fire stations.

5.00pm: General leave to Port watch & special leave to 1st part of starboard till 8.30 & 6.30am Monday. [It’s Saturday]


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20 February 1916

(No. 1 Basin) Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

5.00pm: Exercised fire stations.


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21 February 1916

Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

am: Hands employed getting out stores preparatory to paying ship off.

5.00pm: Exercised fire stations.

6.00pm: Darkened ship.


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22 February 1916

Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

am: Hands employed preparing ship for dockyard hands. Returning stores. Returned ship's bell & presentation plate & picture to Town Hall Chatham.

pm: Hands employed preparing ship for dockyard, &c as in forenoon.

pm: Party from Barracks getting out coal.

5.30pm: Exercised fire stations.

pm: Special leave to Port Watch from 4.30 to 7.0am.


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23 February 1916

Chatham (No. 1 Basin)

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

am&pm: Party from Barracks getting out coal.

am&pm: Hands getting out provisions, stores & anchors & cables & generally preparing ship for paying off & dockyard refit.

5.00pm: Leave to the Watch till 7.0am.

5.30pm: Exercised fire stations.


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24 February 1916

Chatham (No. 1 Basin)

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

am: Hands employed returning cable, landing stores.

1.00pm: Paid money to ship’s company up till 25th February.

pm: Hands returning stores & preparing for paying off.

5.00pm: Exercised fire stations.

5.30pm: Leave to Watch till 7.0am.


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25 February 1916

Chatham (No. 1 Basin)

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

am: Hands employing packing bags & clearing up ship.

11.30am: Hands to dinner.

12.30pm: Hands fallen in - Ship paid off – into Dockyard hands for refit.


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MARCH 1916 to SEPTEMBER 1920 not included