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Light Cruiser, Weymouth-class

Ex-2nd-class cruiser, Pendant Nos. A9 (2.15), 52 (1.18). Launched 14.12.10 Vickers. 5,250 tons, 453(oa), 430(pp)x48x15ft. Turbine 22000shp, 25kts. Armament: 8-6 in. 1-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 2in deck. Complement: 375. East Indies 1914, 2nd LCS Grand Fleet 1914-15, Mediterranean 1915-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Sold 13.12.30 Alloa, Rosyth. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Built by Vickers, laid 19/2/10, launched 14/12/10, completed 10/11, sold for BU 12/30. Commissioned at Devonport for Atlantic Fleet and attached to 3rd Battle Squadron 1912-13. Mediterranean Cruise to Montenegro and Salonika 1913, then joined 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron for July 1913 Annual Manoeuvres. Recommissioned in September 1913 for East Indies, relieving Perseus. Docked Bombay in August 1914. Captured German tug Adjutant in October and operated in Indian Ocean in December. Appointed to 2nd LCS, Grand Fleet in January 1915 but remained in South Atlantic to search for Karlsrühe and returned to West Indies. To Dardanelles February 1915, then 8th LCS at Brindisi May 1915-1919 (torpedoed by UC.25 on 15 May 1917 but reached harbour safely). Recommissioned in March 1919 for 7th LCS, South America. In Reserve at Devonport June 1921-September 1924 then paid off into dockyard control for refit. Recommissioned September 1926 for trooping duties. Flagship Vice Admiral Reserve Fleet at Portsmouth April 1927-1928 (relieved by Constance), then trooping duties to Mediterranean and China. Reduced to reserve in June 1929 and acted as temporary accommodation hulk for Defiance I in January 1930. Paid off into dockyard control in May 1930 and sold in December. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21)

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THE VOYAGES OF HMS DARTMOUTH 1913-1921
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

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(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)

THE VOYAGES OF HMS DARTMOUTH 1913-1915

JP map Dartmouth 1913-1915

LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1913


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Establishment

Officers 20

Seamen 104

Boys 22

Marines 29

Engine Room 177

Other non-executive 63

Total 395


Barometer

Mercurial C Casella A19

Height of cistern above sea 16 ft


Thermometers

Air screened on fore bridge

J Hicks 904, 905

Water Negietta & Zamba 9517


Armament

8 6” Mk XI on P VI mountings


Torpedo

2 21” broadside submerged tubes


Boats

1 Sailing cutter 34 ft

2 Sailing cutter 30 ft

3 Whalers 27 ft

2 Gigs 30 ft

1 Steam cutter 35 ft

2 Skiff dinghies 16 ft

1 Balsa raft 13½ ft


Miscellaneous

Draught of water with bunkers full and complete

With provisions, stores & water Fore 16’ 3” Aft 19’ 5”

Load draught Fore 16’ 3” Aft 19’ 5”


Number of tons to increase draught by 1” 36.2


No of tons of coal, 43 cu ft per ton

Load draught 650 tons

Bunkers full 1290 tons

Other than bunkers Nil


Tons of oil fuel carried 252


Water: for boilers 106.18 tons

for drinking 106 tons


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2 September 1913

Devonport No 2 buoy

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Commissioned ship

6.35pm: HMS Indefatigable proceeded up harbour

7.05pm: HMS Hannibal proceeded up harbour

9.30pm: Sub Lt Titty joined ship for passage to HMS Pelorus.


[HMS Indefatigable, a battlecruiser of 18500 tons, was launched at Devonport Dockyard in 1909. She was sunk during the Battle of Jutland in 1916.

HMS Hannibal, a cruiser of 15000 tons, was launched in 1896 at Pembroke Dock. She became a troopship and was sold in 1920. She is part of the OW fleet.

HMS Pelorus, a 2,200 ton cruiser, was launched at Sheerness Dockyard in 1896 and sold in 1920. She is part of the OW fleet.]



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3 September 1913

Devonport, No 2 buoy

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.65am: Hailed guard boat

1.00pm: Discharged 1 stoker & 2 Able Seamen to hospital

7.45pm: 1 cook’s mate joined ship

Number on sick list 1


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4 September 1913

Devonport, No 2 buoy

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.40am: HMS Majestic proceeded out of harbour

Number on sick list 2


[HMS Majestic, a pre-dreadnought battleship of 15000 tons, was launched at Portsmouth Dockyard in 1895 and torpedoed and sunk in May 1915.]


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5 September 1913

Devonport No 2 Buoy and No 4 Basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.30am: Sent party of 40 men to dockyard to secure ship

8.00am: Slipped. Proceeded in charge of tug to no 4 basin

9.00am: Hands returning torpedoes to dockyard

1.00pm: Discharged 1 stoker and 1 boy to hospital

2.55pm: 1 Stoker Petty Officer joined ship

4.20pm: 1 Able Seaman joined ship

9.20pm: 7 ratings joined ship for passage.

Number on sick list 1


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6 September 1913

Devonport No 4 basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Gave special leave to Port Watch from 1.30 pm to 6am: Monday morning, to 2nd part Starboard Watch till 6.45am: Sunday, Boys to 8 pm.

Number on sick list 1


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7 September 1913

Place: Devonport No 4 basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.30am: Landed Church Parties: 17 Roman Catholics, 6 Presbyterians, 8 Wesleyans

9.30am: Divisions. Sent Church of England party (40) to Dockyard Chapel

1.00pm: Gave special leave Starboard Watch till 6.45 am

Number on sick list 1


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8 September 1913

Devonport No 4 basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Hands scraping side of ship & clearing forehold of flour

4.30pm: Gave special leave to Starboard Watch & 2nd part of Port Watch from 5.20 pm till 6.45 am

Number on sick list 1


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9 September 1913

Devonport No 4 basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Hands employed clearing forehold of flour and scraping ship’s side

1.35pm: Discharged 1 Leading Stoker to RN Barracks

3.20pm: 1 stoker joined ship from RN hospital

Number on sick list 2


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10 September 1913

Devonport No 4 basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.30am: HMS Triumph proceeded out of harbour

10.00am: I Yeoman & 3 signal ratings landed for helio exercise

10.30am: 1 Engine Room Artificer and 2 stokers joined ship

Number on sick list 2


 [HMS Triumph, a pre-dreadnought battleship of 12500 tons and built to Chilean specifications, was launched at the Vickers yard in 1903. She was purchased from the Chileans during construction and sank after a torpedo strike in May 1915.]


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11 September 1913

Devonport No. 4 basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

3.30pm: 1 Able Seaman joined ship from hospital

6.05pm: Lieut A.N.Y. Dane joined ship

Number on sick list 2


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12 September 1913

Devonport No 4 basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.45am: HMS Triumph proceeded up harbour

Number on sick list 2


[Hands still being given local overnight leave.]


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13 September 1913

Devonport No 4 basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.00 pm Hands make & mend clothes

4.15pm: HMS Orion & Thunderer proceeded to Sound

Number on sick list 2


[HMS Orion, a 22000 ton battleship, was launched in 1910 at Portsmouth Dockyard. She was sold in 1922.

HMS Thunderer, another 22000 ton battleship, was built by the Thames Ironwork & Shipbuilding Co. She was launched in 1911, became a cadet training ship after the war and was sold in 1921.]


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14 September 1913

Devonport No 4 basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics (9)

9.30am: Divisions. Landed 5 Presbyterians, 4 Wesleyans and 56 Church of England

Number on sick list 3


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15 September 1913

Devonport No 4 basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.30pm: HMS Active proceeded out of harbour

Number on sick list 3


[HMS Active, a 3500 ton cruiser, was launched in 1911 at Pembroke Dockyard. She was sold in 1920.]


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16 September 1913

Devonport No 4 basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

2.00pm: Discharged 1 stoker to hospital

5.50pm: HMS Triumph proceeded out of harbour

Number on sick list 4


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17 September 1913

Devonport No 4 basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.00am: HMS Doris proceeded up harbour

Number on sick list 4


[HMS Doris, a 5700 ton cruiser, was built by the Naval Construction & Armaments Co in Barrow. She was launched in 1896 and scrapped in 1919.]


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18 September 1913

Devonport, No.4 Basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

6.00am: HMS Challenger proceeded out of harbour

7.00am: HMS Ruby & Cameleon proceeded out of No 4 basin

Landed marines for drill

8.00am: Hands scraping masts, about boats, getting up foc’sle awning.

1.20pm: Discharged 1 stoker to hospital.

Number on sick list 4


[HMS Challenger was a 5900 ton cruiser. She was launched in 1902 at HM Dockyard, Chatham and scrapped in 1920. She is part of the OW fleet.

HMS Ruby was a destroyer launched in 1910 and sold in 1921.

HMS Cameleon was a 775 ton destroyer. She was launched in 1910 at the Fairfield’s yard in Govan and sold in 1921.]


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19 September 1913

Devonport No 4 Basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.20am: HMS Centurion proceeded out of harbour

1.40pm: Discharged 1 boy to RN hospital

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrants nos 4 & 5.

Discharged 1 stoker to Royal Naval Barracks for cell punishment

Number on sick list 4


[HMS Centurion, a 25500 ton battleship, was built in HM Dockyard, Devonport. She was launched in 1911, decommissioned in 1924 and finally sunk as a breakwater off the Normandy Beaches after D-Day.]


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20 September 1913

Devonport No.4 Basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.15 pm Discharged 1 stoker and 1 boy to RN hospital

1 Boy joined ship from hospital.

Hands make and mend clothes.

Number on sick list 4


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21 September 1913

Devonport No 4 basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.30am: Landed 19 Roman Catholics

9.30am: Divisions. Landed 5 Presbyterians, 8 Wesleyans, 48 Church of England

11.00am: HMS Sylvia secured alongside

Number on sick list 3


[HMS Sylvia, a 356 ton destroyer, was launched in Sunderland in 1897 and scrapped in 1919.]


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22 September 1913

Devonport No 4 basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.20am: HMS Sylvia proceeded out of No 4 basin

8.45am: 1 Leading stoker & 3 stokers joined ship from depot

3.20pm: 1 stoker joined ship from hospital

4.30pm: 1 stoker joined ship from cells in RN barracks

9.30pm: 5 Goanese domestics joined ship

Number on sick list 4


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23 September 1913

Devonport No 4 basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.30am: HMS Challenger proceeded out of harbour

1.00pm: 1 ship’s steward joined ship

3.00pm: 1 marine joined ship

Number on sick list 4


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24 September 1913

Devonport No.4 Basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.00am: Hands employed striking down flour to fore hold, painting boats and as required.

12.15pm: Discharged 2 stokers to RN hospital

3.00 pm 1 Able Seaman joined ship from hospital.

4.00pm: Gave special leave to Starboard Watch and 2nd part Port Watch till 6.45 am

Number on sick list 5


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25 September 1913

Devonport No 4 Basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.00am: Hands striking down flour to fore hold. Re-fitting and as required with gunners and torpedo gunners. Marines at gun drill

4.30 pm 1 Able Seaman joined ship from cell punishment in RN Barracks

6.00pm: Gave special leave to Port Watch and 1st part Starboard Watch till 6.45 am

Number on sick leave 5


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26 September 1913

Devonport No 4 basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.00am: Hands employed about boats getting in torpedoes, provisioning ship.

3.00pm: “Eclipse” and “Magnificent” proceeded up harbour.

1 stoker joined ship from RN hospital.

Number on sick list 7


[HMS Eclipse, a cruiser, was launched at Plymouth Dockyard in 1894 and sold in 1921. She is part of the OW fleet.

HMS Magnificent, a 15000 ton battleship, was launched in Chatham Dock in 1894. She became a troopship in 1915 and ammunition ship in 1918. She was sold in 1921/22.]


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27 September 1913

Devonport No.4 Basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.00 am. Hands employed with gunner and carpenter in dockyard and as required.

9.30am: Discharged 1 Officer’s Steward to HMS Alarm, 2 Officers Stewards to RN Barracks;

1 Leading Stoker and 1 Engine Room Artificer joined ship.

Tested lifebuoys and found correct.

2.35 pm. Discharged 1 Leading Seaman to RN hospital. 3 Able Seamen joined ship.

3.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Gave special leave to Starboard Watch till 6.45am: Monday. 2nd part Port Watch till 5.45am: Sunday.

Number on sick list 5


[HMS Alarm was a destroyer launched in 1910 and sold in 1921.]


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28 September 1913

Devonport No 4 basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.35am: Landed 16 Roman Catholics

9.30am: Divisions. Landed 9 Wesleyans & Presbyterians. Sent 60 Church of England to RN Barracks Chapel

Number on sick list 5


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29 September 1913

Devonport No 4 basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2


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30 September 1913

Devonport, No 4 basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Hands employed ammunitioning ship

11.20am: “Suffolk” & “Berwick” proceeded out of harbour

1.00pm: Discharged 1 Able Seaman & 1 stoker to hospital

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 6

4.25pm: 1 stoker rejoined ship from cell punishment

Number on sick list 7


[HMS Suffolk, a 9800 ton cruiser, was launched in 1903 from Portsmouth Dockyard. She was sold in 1920.

HMS Berwick, a 10000 ton cruiser, was launched onto the Clyde from the Beardmore yard in 1902. While taking part in exercises in 1908 she collided with the destroyer “Tiger” who sank with the loss of 28 men. She was sold in 1920 and is part of the OW fleet.]



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1913


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1 October 1913

Devonport No 4 basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

6.00am: Commenced coaling

11.00am: Jones, A [?]S deserter brought aboard by detective

12.40pm: HMS Cumberland proceeded out of harbour

2.00pm: 1 Chief ERA and 1 Marine joined ship for passage

3.40pm: Finished coaling. Received 720 tons

Number on sick list 10


[HMS Cumberland, a 9800 ton cruiser, was built by the London & Glasgow Co and launched in 1902. She became a sea-going cadet training ship before her sale in 1921 and is part of the OW fleet.]


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2 October 1913

Devonport No 4 basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

6.20am: HMS Temeraire proceeded out of harbour

1.45pm: 1 shipwright joined ship

5.20pm: HMS Apollo proceeded out of harbour

Number on sick list 9


[HMS Temeraire, a battleship of 19000 tons, was launched at the Devonport Dockyard in 1907. She was sold in 1921 and is part of the OW fleet.

HMS Apollo, originally a 3500 ton cruiser, was launched at the Chatham Dockyard in 1891. She was converted to a mine-layer in1909 and sold in 1920.]


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3 October 1913

Devonport, No 4 basin

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.00am: Received 8 boxes of special ammunition

Number on sick list 9


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4 October 1913

Devonport No 4 basin to No 1 buoy Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.3, Long -4.2

7.00am: Left no 4 basin & proceeded, course & speed as requisite to Sound

8.15am: Stopped. Secured to No 1 buoy

10.00am: Russian Cruiser Bogatyr arrived & anchored in merchant vessels anchorage

2.00pm: Discharged 1 Ordinary Seaman to hospital

Number on sick list 9


[Bogatyr was built at the Vulkan Yard in Stettin, Germany. She was launched in 1902 and scrapped in 1922.]


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5 October 1913

No 1 buoy, Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.3, Long -4.2

8.45am: Landed Roman Catholics (15)

10.00am: Divisions. Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 7


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6 October 1913

Plymouth Sound, No 1 buoy

Lat 50.3, Long -4.2

9.00am: HMS Exmouth proceeded to sea

2.05pm: Discharged 1 stoker to hospital

1 Leading Seaman & 2 Able Seamen joined ship from “Defiance”

1 stoker PO, 5 Able Seamen, 9 stokers and 1 marine joined from RN Barracks

4.00pm: Divisions. Discharged 1 officer's cook to RN Barracks

8.35pm: HMS Fearless arrived

11.30pm: HMS Exmouth arrived

Number on sick list 7


[HMS Exmouth, a battleship of 13800 tons, was launched in 1901 from the Cammell Laird Shipyard in Birkenhead. She was sold in 1920 and is part of the OW fleet.

HMS Defiance was the torpedo school.

HMS Fearless, a 3500 ton scout cruiser, was launched in 1912 at Pembroke Dockyard and sold in 1921. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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7 October 1913

Plymouth Sound No 1 buoy

Lat 50.3, Long -4.2

8.00am: Read warrant no 8

Discharged prisoner to hospital

8.45am: 1 Able Seaman joined ship

10.00am: Commander-in-Chief inspected ship

2.30pm: Slipped & proceeded, course & speed as requisite out of harbour.

7.15pm: Sighted Lizard Light N15W

11.20pm: Sighted Ushant Light S15W

Number on sick list 7


[Ushant (French Ouessant) is an island off the coast of Brittany.]


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8 October 1913

Portsmouth

Lat 46.4, Long -7.3

12.20am: Ushant Island abeam 21’

Number on sick list 5


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9 October 1913

Lat 41.0, Long -9.7

1.06am: Sighted Cape Villano Light

3.13am: Sighted Cape Finisterre Light S16E

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

4.00pm: Patent log carried away. Lost overboard by accident: 1 rotator, 1 governor, 1 log line

6.00pm: Farilhoes Rocks abeam

7.24pm: Sighted Cape Roca Light S7E

9.20pm: Sighted Espichel Light S25E

Number on sick list 9


[Cape Villano is also known as Cabo Vilán and with Cape Finisterre (also known as Cabo Fisterra) marks the passage around the latter Cape.

Cape Roca or Cabo da Roca is the westernmost point of Portugal.

Espichel Light is on Cabo Espichel and is the landfall for Lisbon, it is said that the monks in the nearby monastery had a light in place in the 15th century.]


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10 October 1913

Gibraltar No 4 & 5 buoys

Lat 36.3, Long -6.8

3.33am: Sighted St Vincent Light S8 E

7.40am: Working up to 3/5 power

1.50pm: Sent medical assistance to SS Daksa Navyagrone Vapore Unione Dubrovnik

2.20pm: Proceeded S5½E 7 knots to keep station on “Daksa”

3.10pm: Stopped. Hoisted in sea boat

3.18pm: Proceeded S68E 20 knots

4.20pm: Saluted Vice Admiral Briggs 15 guns

4.45pm: Stopped. Saluted Commander in Chief, Mediterranean, 17 guns

Number on sick list 13


[Navyagrone Vapore Unione Dubrovnik = Navyagrone steam union Dubrovnik (Google translate)

Vice Admiral Briggs was born in 1858 and entered the Navy in 1872. He retired as Admiral in 1917, was knighted and died as late as 1951.

The Commander in Chief, Mediterranean was Admiral Sir Berkley Milne from June 1912 to 27 Aug 1914 in his flagship HMS Inflexible.]


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11 October 1913

Gibraltar No 4 & 5 buoys

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

6.25am: “Duke of Edinburgh” arrived

7.20am: Commenced coaling

6.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 450 tons

Number on sick list 13


[HMS Duke of Edinburgh was named after the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Edinburgh who was the second son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. He inherited the German titles from his father and was created Duke of Edinburgh in 1866. He died in 1900. The ship was a cruiser of 12800 tons, was launched in 1904 at Pembroke Dockyard and was sold in 1920.]


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12 October 1913

Gibraltar No 4 & 5 buoys

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship after coaling

Number on sick list 14


[A routine of local leave is being established with the boys having to sleep on board.]


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13 October 1913

Gibraltar No 4 & 5 buoys

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

7.30am: HMS Duke of Edinburgh sailed.

7.50am: HMS Indomitable sailed.

9.30am: French cruiser “Friant” arrived

11.30am: Discharged 1 stoker to hospital

1.20pm: 1 cell prisoner joined for passage to Malta, 1 shipwright joined for passage.

2.10pm: HMS Cornwallis & Duke of Edinburgh arrived

4.45pm: Cell prisoner from “Defence” joined ship for passage to Malta

8.45pm: 1 cell prisoner joined ship for passage to Malta.


[HMS Indomitable, a battlecruiser of 18000 tons, was built at Fairfield’s yard, Govan and launched onto the River Clyde in 1907. She was sold in 1921.

HMS Cornwallis, a 14000 ton battleship, was built by the Thames Ironwork & Shipbuilding Co. She was launched in 1901 but torpedoed and sank in 1917.

HMS Defence, a cruiser of 14800 tons, was launched at the Pembroke Dockyard in 1907. She was lost with all hands at the Battle of Jutland May 1916 and is part of the OW fleet.

Friant, the leader of her class of cruisers, was launched in 1893 and sold in 1920.]


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14 October 1913

Lat 36.4, Long -3.1

7.00am: Slipped & proceeded out of harbour working up for full power trial.

7.20am: Europa Point abeam

7.40am: Streamed both Patent Logs

8.30am: Commenced full power trial

6.05pm: Both [Patent] logs stopped. Faulty electrical leads.

8.50pm: Sighted Cape Tenez Light

11.22pm: Sighted Point Shershel

Number on sick list 12


[Europa Point – southern most point of Gibraltar

Cape Tenez is in Algeria, Shershel is likely to be Cherchel in modern maps. It is further along the coast than Tenez and has a lighthouse.]


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15 October 1913

Lat 37.2, Long 3.5

12.36am: Sighted Cape Caxine Light S58E

1.18am: Sighted Cape Matifou Light S6E

2.54am: Sighted Cape Bengut Light S65E

5.10am: Sighted Cape Sigli Light S52E

11.37am: Cape Bougaioni Lighthouse abeam 4’

7.25pm: Sighted Tabarka Light S28E

7.45pm: Heavy rain squall

Sighted Cap Serrat Light S81E

9.00pm: Frequent rain squall, wind decreasing

10.22pm: Sight Ras Enghela Light S70E

11.50pm: Sighted Cains Rks Lt S68E

Number on sick list 13


[Capes Caxine, Matifou, Bengut, Sigle are in Algeria

Cape Bougaioni is likely to be Cape Bougaroun and is also in Algeria

Tabarka, Serrat, Enghela are all in Tunisia

Cains Rks is likely to be Îles Cani or Dog Rocks also in Tunisia]


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16 October 1913

Lat 36.4, Long 13.5

2.00am: Sighted Cape Bon Light S53E

5.00am: Sighted Pantelleria Island S52E

7.11am: Point Spadillo abeam 2’

11.25am: Heavy rain squall

Noon: Very heavy rain squalls. Weather very thick

2.15pm: Wind shifted to SW then S then back to NE

3.10pm: Continued very heavy rain squalls

4.00pm: Sighted entrance to Valetta Harbour

5.30pm: Secured to No 4 buoy Grand Harbour

Number on sick list 7


[Cape Bon is in Tunisia.

Pantelleria Island is off Sicily and Spadillo is on the island]


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17 October 1913

Malta No 4 buoy

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

7.44am: Commenced coaling

9.40am: Discharged 1 AB, 1 boy and 3 stokers to hospital

Discharged Sub Lt Bakewell to HMS Colne

Received 36 tons oil fuel

12.20pm: Finished coaling received 543 tons

3.45pm: HMS Mallard sailed

Number on sick list 10


[HMS Colne, a destroyer of 600 tons, was launched in1905 at the Thorneycroft yard in Chiswick. She was sold in 1919 and is part of the OW fleet.

HMS Mallard is believed to have been another destroyer, launched in 1896 and sold in 1921.]


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18 October 1913

Malta No 4 buoy

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on sick list 10


[Captain has started a system of local leave.]


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19 October 1913

Malta No 4 buoy

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.00am: Landed 1 Wesleyan, Roman Catholics and 50 Church of England

3.00pm: 1 stoker joined ship from HMS Egmont

Number on sick list 11


[HMS Egmont was originally HMS Achilles, a 10000 ton armoured frigate, commissioned in 1863. She became a depot ship in Malta and was renamed HMS Egmont.]


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20 October 1913

Lat 35.8, Long 14.9

9.25am: Slipped & proceeded.

9.45am: Stopped. Secured to no 11 buoy & landed 1 hospital case. Discharged 1 Engine Room Artificer to hospital

10.27am: Slipped & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite out of harbour

Noon: HMS Jed, Colne, Chelsea, Kennet joined company & took station in 2 divisions on port & starboard quarters

4.00pm: Read & exercised towing stations

Number on sick list 12


[HMS Jed, a destroyer of 600 tons, was launched in 1904 and scrapped in 1920. She is part of the OW fleet.

HMS Kennet, a destroyer of 600 tons was launched in1903 and scrapped in 1919. She is part of the OW fleet.

I cannot find reliable information on HMS Chelsea.]


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21 October 1913

Lat 34.3, Long 20.9

Number on sick list 9


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22 October 1913

Lat 32.9, Long 26.7

Number on sick list 8


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23 October 1913

Port Said

Lat 31.4, Long 32.0

12.45pm: Stopped. Took pilot on board. Destroyers proceeded ahead into harbour

1.20pm: Saluted Egyptian Flag, 21 guns

1.43pm: In collision with dhow

2.10pm: Stopped. Let go both bowers, stern to Navy House

4.00pm: Discharged 1 stoker to HMS Kennet

Number on sick list 7


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24 October 1913

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

6.25am: Commenced coaling (native labour)

2.15pm: Discharged 1 Leading Seaman to hospital

5.00pm: Discharged 1 Leading Seaman to HMS Kennet

Number on sick list 7


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25 October 1913

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

6.00am: Destroyers proceeded through Suez Canal, took pilot on board

6.10am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite through Suez Canal

12.22pm: Anchored off Ismalia

12.55pm: Weighed & proceeded

8.07pm: Came to in Suez Bay port

Number in sick bay 10


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26 October 1913

Suez

Lat 30.0, Long 32.5

10.00am: Quarters. Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 13


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27 October 1913

Suez

Lat 30.0, Long 32.5

9.00am: Hands painting ship’s side

5.00pm: Lost overboard by accident 2 paint brushes

Number on sick list 14


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28 October 1913

Lat 29.0, Long 32.8

6.00am: Weighed & proceeded in company with destroyers

7.00am: Streamed patent log

Destroyers took up cruising stations

4.10pm: Destroyers took up stations astern, 2 cables line ahead

11.00pm: Destroyers took up cruising stations

11.09pm: Sighted Shadwan Light abeam

Number on sick list 14


[Shadwan is an island in the mouth of the Gulf of Suez.]


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29 October 1913

Lat 25.6, Long 35.4

6.57am: Biottens [?] Light abeam

7.10am: Destroyers spread on either beam 2’ apart to search for floating obstruction reported by SS Willis [?]

4.14pm: Stopped. Destroyers sent boats for bread.

5.35pm: Destroyers took station astern in single line ahead.

Number on sick list 14 


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30 October 1913

Place: Suez

Lat 22.2, Long 37.7


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31 October 1913

Lat 18.6, Long 39.7

9.30am: Hands mustering bedding

1.00pm: Issued slops

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Clear for Action Stations

Number on sick list 14


[slops – ready made clothes which can be bought or issued from ship’s store]


THE VOYAGES OF HMS DARTMOUTH
Operations in the Arabian Sea

JP map Dartmouth Arabian Sea

LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1913


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1 November 1913

Lat 14.5, Long 42.4

3.18am: Sighted Jebel Teis S50E [?]

2.35pm: Destroyers formed single line ahead & took station astern for passing through Abu Ail Channel

3.20pm: Quoin Island Light abeam 1.1’

4.00pm: Destroyers to up cruising stations

9.05pm: Sighted Perim Light S33 E

10.03pm: Sighted Balfe Light S34E

Number on sick list 14


[The lighthouse at Abu Ail, also known as Quoin Island, marks the northern entrance to the eastern passage between the Hanish Islands and the Yemeni coast and the entrance to the Straits of Hormuz. Its Admiralty reference is E6142 .

Perim (now called Mayyun) is a small island in a very strategic location at the southern entrance to the Bab el Mendab strait. Its Admiralty reference is E6150. Balfe is another lighthouse in this group, Admiralty reference E6152.]


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2 November 1913

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

8.45am: Secured to no 3 buoy

Number on sick list 12


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3 November 1913

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

6.00am: 23 Seedie boys joined ship from shore

6.15am: Commenced coaling (native labour)

3.20pm: Finished coaling. Received 540 tons.

5.00pm: Italian Cruiser “Giuliana” arrived. Saluted country 21 guns.

Number on sick list 15


[Captain had established rota of local leave.]


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4 November 1913

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

10.00am: Resident, General Sir James Bell came on board. Fired salute 13 guns

4.00pm: HMS Espiegle arrived. Secured to no 2 buoy

Number on sick list 14


[General James Bell (1856 – 1926) was the Resident in Aden from 1910-1914. He transferred to the Indian Army and served there from 1879 – 1910. He was awarded the KCVO by George V during his visit to Aden in 1911.

HMS Espiegle is a sloop and part of the OW fleet.]


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5 November 1913

Aden

Lat 12.7, Long 45.0

11.10am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour. Destroyers took station astern.

12.18pm: Destroyers took up cruising stations.

12.21pm: Ras Marshag Light abeam 1.6’

Number on sick list 17


[Ras Marshag lighthouse is off Aden.]


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6 November 1913

Aden

Lat 13.5, Long 48.4

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

Number on sick list 17


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7 November 1913

Lat 14.2, Long 52.2

10.00am: Exercised .303 aiming practice at targets towed by “Jed” & “Kennet”.

Number on sick list 17


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8 November 1913

Lat 15.2, Long 56.5 (est)

[Long 15.2 per logbook but this cannot be correct]

Number on sick list 17


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9 November 1913

Lat 16.1, Long 60.3

6.23am: Stopped. Destroyers sent for bread.

9.30am: Divisions. Read Articles of War and Court Martial returns

10.00am: Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 17


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10 November 1913

Lat 17.0, Long 64.3

9.40am: Carried out .303 aiming practice at target towed by “Colne”

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 12

Number on sick list 16


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11 November 1913

Lat 18.1, Long 69.1

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 17


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12 November 1913

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

5.23am: Sighted Prong’s Light N75E

5.24am: Sighted Kundari Island Light

6.45am: Course as requisite for entering harbour

7.40am: Stopped. Secured to South Troopship Buoy

8.00am: Hands employed disembarking stores & torpedoes

1.15pm: Discharged 1 Chief Petty Officer, 2 Petty Officers, 1 shipwright, 2 Leading Seamen, 1 cook’s mate, 1 stoker & 2 marines to SS Dasala for passage to HMS Swiftsure

1.15pm: Discharged 1 engine room artificer to Bombay Dockyard.

Number on sick list 10


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13 November 1913

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

6.50am: Commenced coaling (native labour)

11.45am: Discharged 1 Leading Seaman to “Colne”

2.20pm: Finished coaling

Number on sick list 11


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14 November 1913

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

1.30pm: Discharged 2 officer's stewards to HMS Pelorus

5.00pm: Slipped & proceeded in company with destroyers

11.50pm: Sighted Tolkeshwar Light N87E

Number on sick list 9


[Tolkeshwar Point Light is on the southern bank of the Vashishti River Lat 17.51, Long 73.1]


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15 November 1913

Lat 14.9, Long 73.8

12.30am: Sighted Jaigarh Light S66½E

1.02am: Sighted Ratuagiri Light N66E

3.45am: Sighted Ragapur Light S74E

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

7.08pm: Sighted Calpe Light S68E

9.16pm: Sighted Mangalore Light S80E

Number on sick list 7


[Although the log keeper appears to have written Calpe the position seems close to Malpe Lighthouse. The ship is sailing along the coast of Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra.]


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16 November 1913

Lat 9.6, Long 76.2

3.55am: Sighted Kadalur Light N87E

7.25pm: Sighted Muttam [Point] Lighthouse S78E

Number on sick list 9


[Kadalur was a relatively new lighthouse (1909) built to mark Sacrifice rock about 10km offshore

Muttam is now in the state of Tamilnadu but was then in Travancore.]


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17 November 1913

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

8.00am: Passed HMS Cambrian on passage to Aden

8.28am: Sighted Colombo Light E by S

9.35am: Stopped. Pilot came on board

9.35am: Secured bow and stern to buoys

Number on sick list 11


[HMS Cambrian was launched at Pembroke Dockyard in 1893. She was converted to a base ship and renamed in 1916 and finally sold in 1923. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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18 November 1913

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.15am: Commenced coaling (native labour)

2.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 580 tons

Number on sick list 14


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19 November 1913

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

10.00am: Discharged 1 Petty Officer to hospital

Number on sick list 15


[Captain has established a rota for local leave]


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20 November 1913

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

3.00pm: Lost overboard 1 cutter’s boathook

Number on sick list 13


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21 November 1913

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

Number on sick list 21


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22 November 1913

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 25


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23 November 1913

Colombo

Lat 6.4, Long 79.9

8.00am: Weighed and proceeded, course as requisite, out of harbour

10.30am: Divisions. Held Divine Service

6.10pm: Sighted Dondra Light N10E

Number on sick list 24


[Dondra Head is near the southernmost point of Sri Lanka.]


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24 November 1913

Lat 5.5, Long 82.7

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrant no 13

Number on sick list 20


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25 November 1913

Lat 5.9, Long 87.3

10.00am: Exercised Small Arms Companies with heavy marching order

Number on sick list 20


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26 November 1913

Lat 6.1, Long 92.3

Noon: Issued clothing

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

5.09pm: Stopped. Received Gunner of “Colne” on board for medical attention.

5.19pm: Proceeded

10.30pm: Sighted Pulo Bras Light S82E

Number on sick list 16


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27 November 1913

Lat 5.5, Long 97.0

Midnight Destroyers formed single line ahead, course as requisite through Bengali & Malacca Channels.

1.35am: Pulo Bras [?] Light abeam 3¼’

3.40am: Pulo Bulo [?] Light abeam

3.45am: Destroyers took up cruising stations

2.25pm: Diamond Point Light abeam 8’

4.10pm: Stopped. Destroyers sent boats for bread.

Number on sick list 17


[Malacca Channel is between Malay Peninsula & Indonesian island of Sumatra. It is a complicated area with many small islands, shoals etc. A navigation guide can be found at http://www.archive.org/stream/directoryfornavi00find/directoryfornavi00find_djvu.txt

Bengali

Diamond Point may well refer to the old lighthouse at Diamond Harbour near to modern Kolkata]


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28 November 1913

Lat 2.8, Long 101.0

5.10am: Commenced sounding (every ½ hour)

6.00pm: Sighted Pulo Undan Light S67E

9.55pm: Sighted Pulo Pisang Light S66E

Number on sick list 16


[Pulo Pisang or Pesang is a woody island, about 1 mile diameter and 200ft high.]


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29 November 1913

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

12.12am: Sighted Brothers Light S40E

12.20am: Pulo Pisang abeam 6’

1.50am: Brothers Light abeam 3¼’

2.10am: Sighted Raffles Light S81E

3.00am: Course as requisite through Singapore Main Strait & entering Singapore Roads. Destroyers formed astern in single line ahead.

6.08am: Moored

Number on sick list 16


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30 November 1913

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

7.15am: Landed 7 Roman Catholics and 2 Presbyterians

8.04am: Landed Congregationalists and Baptists

9.10am: Held Divine Service on board. HMS Hampshire Chaplain [officiating]

Number on sick list 16


[Captain has started a local leave rota]



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1913


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1 December 1913

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.00am: Transferring warheads & torpedo store to HMS Hampshire

7.15am: Discharged 1 Petty Officer to hospital

8.00am: Dressed ship overall in honour of Queen Alexandria’s Birthday

Number on sick list 11


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2 December 1913

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

9.00am: Marines at infantry drill

Number on sick list 12


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3 December 1913

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

Number on sick list 12


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4 December 1913

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 14

Number on sick list 12


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5 December 1913

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

Number on sick list 11


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6 December 1913

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

6.05am: Weighed & proceeded alongside No 6 Wharf.

7.15am: Discharged one Leading Seaman to military hospital

7.20am: Commenced coaling (native labour)

Noon: Dr J R McVail [?], Commissioner for Visiting Christmas & Cocos Islands boarded ship

3.10pm: Finished coaling. Received 500 tons

6.54pm: Pan Reefs [?] abeam ¾’

7.26pm: Pulo San [?] abeam 1½’

9.20pm: Little Karan [...] abeam 1’

11.40pm: Pollux Rock Light S16½E

Number on sick list 15


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7 December 1913

Through Rhio and Banka Straits

Lat -2.2, Long 105.1

12.38am: Pollux Bank Light abeam 5’

1.56am: Jang Light sighted S4½E

2.00am: Crossed the line

3.27am: Jang Light abeam 8’

6.00am: Tinji Island on port bow

5.28pm: Pulo Besu [?] abeam 2½’

Number on sick list 14


[Banka Strait separates the island of Banka from the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

Crossing the line refers to crossing the Equator.]


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8 December 1913

Batavia (Tanjung Priok)

Lat -6.2, Long 106.8

4.10am: Canemurdu [?] Light S62W

4.15am: Etua Light S11E [?]

9.44am: Saluted country, 21 guns

9.50am: Stopped. Pilot came on board. Proceeded into Tanjung Priok harbour

1.00pm: Gunners party washing out & filling saluting cylinders

4.00pm: Lost overboard by accident: 1 bosun’s call

Number on sick list 15


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9 December 1913

Batavia (Tanjung Priok)

Lat -6.2, Long 106.8

1.42pm: Pilot came on board. Proceeded into Tanjung Priok harbour

Number on sick list 16


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10 December 1913

Batavia

Lat -6.2, Long 106.8

9.00am: Commenced coaling (native labour)

10.00am: Piped down

5.00pm: Ship’s company commenced coaling ship

Number on sick list 14


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11 December 1913

Batavia

Lat -6.2, Long 106.8

6.10am: Finished coaling. Received 410 tons

7.15am: Slipped, weighed & proceeded out of harbour. Anchored in 6 fathoms

8.00am: Slipped, weighed & proceeded.

9.55am: Edan Light House abeam 1¾’

10.15am: Piped down

12.45pm: St Nicholas Point abeam 1¾’

3.15pm: Krakatoa Island abeam 2’

7.10pm: Java House Light abeam 2’

Number on sick list 18


[What is going on? Native labour stood down, coaling overnight and leaving without a pilot.]


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12 December 1913

Christmas Island

Lat -10.5, Long 105.6

4.00am: Watch transporting coal from reserve to midship bunkers

7.20am: Sighted Christmas Island ahead

10.15am: Course & speed as requisite for securing ship in Flying Fish Cove. Cable was reeved to 5 shackles, ship steaming ahead till anchor took the ground. Then bow and stern secured to shore buoys. Ship’s head bearing N7E

Noon: Hands employed transporting coal from reserve bunkers to foremost bunkers

8.20pm: Burnt searchlight.

Number on sick list 16


[What is going on? After overnight coaling the crew are moving coal around despite the fact that she is almost full of coal. She started the day with almost 1000 tons and her maximum load was 1290 tons while her load draught is quoted as 650 tons according to the log.

Christmas Island has a current population of about 1600 and Flying Fish Cove is the main settlement with ‘a small harbour’ according to Wikipedia.]


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13 December 1913

Christmas Island

Lat -10.5, Long 105.6

8.00am: Hands transporting coal from reserve bunkers to foremost bunkers

1.00pm: Hands make & mend

5.55pm: Weighed & proceeded

10.00pm: Hands transporting coal from reserve bunkers to foremost bunkers

Number on sick list 16 


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14 December 1913

Lat -10.9, Long 102.2

Number on sick list 17


[Hands spend the entire day and night shifting coal.]


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15 December 1913

Cocos Island

Lat -12.1, Long 96.9

Midnight Watch transporting coal from reserve bunkers to foremost bunkers

4.55pm: Anchored

5.00pm: Watch transporting coal from reserve bunkers to foremost bunkers

11.20pm: Exercised sea boat’s crew

Number on sick list 16


[This Cocos Island is also known as Keeling Islands and is southwest of Christmas Island and is part of the territory of Australia.]


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16 December 1913

Cocos Island

Lat -12.1, Long 96.9

Midnight Watch transporting coal from reserve bunkers to foremost bunkers

4.10pm: Read warrants nos 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

Watch transporting coal from reserve bunkers to foremost bunkers

Number on sick list 13


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17 December 1913

Cocos Island

Lat -12.1, Long 96.9

Watch transporting coal from reserve bunkers to foremost bunkers

6.25pm: Weighed & proceeded

6.50pm: Horsburgh Island abeam

Watch transporting coal from reserve bunkers to foremost bunkers

Number on sick list 12


[Horsburgh Island is one of the Cocos Islands position Lat -12.1, Lat 96.8]


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18 December 1913

Lat -9.6, Long 94.1

Watch transporting coal from reserve bunkers to foremost bunkers

3.15am: Exercised sea boats crew

Watch transporting coal from reserve bunkers to foremost bunkers

2.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

Number on sick list 16


[At last! After a week shifting coal I hope the captain is satisfied with the trim or whatever caused the problem.]


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19 December 1913

Lat -6.0, Long 90.8

1.00am: Watch sloped waist awnings

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 16


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20 December 1913

Lat -2.3, Long 87.8

Number on sick list 18


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21 December 1913

Lat 1.4, Long 84.6

Number on sick list 17



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22 December 1913

Lat 5.1, Long 81.5

7.00pm: Sighted Galle Light

10.35pm: Sighted Barberyn Light N11E

Number on sick list 16


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23 December 1913

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

12.30am: Barberyn Light abeam 8’

2.15am: Colombo Light N19E

5.50am: Stopped. Took up pilot.

6.15am: Secured bow & stern to nos 1 & 2 buoys.

7.45am: Commenced coaling (native labour)

5.50pm: Finished coaling. Received 695 tons.

Number on sick list 15


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24 December 1913

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

5.00am: Discharged 4 Ordinary Seamen, 1 Able Seaman under escort to Military Detention Barracks, Kandy

Number on sick list 19


[Captain has started giving local leave.]


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25 December 1913

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

9.20am: Landed Church Parties

9.30am: Divisions. Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 15


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26 December 1913

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

Hands painting ship

Number on sick list 18


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27 December 1913

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

2.00pm: Took on board empties for conveyance to Bombay dockyard

4.00pm: I signalman & 2 Able Seamen joined ship for passage to Bombay

Number on sick list 15


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28 December 1913

Colombo

Lat 7.2, Long 79.3

8.20am: 1 stoker joined ship for passage to HMS Fox

9.00am: Slipped, weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite out of harbour

10.25am: Divisions. Held Divine Service

8.15pm: Mattum light N47W

Number on sick list 15


[Mattum light may be Batticaloa (Mattuwaran) which was a new lighthouse in 1913.

HMS Fox, a 4400 ton cruiser, was launched in 1893, sold in 1920 and is part of the OW fleet.]



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29 December 1913

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

2.35am: Sighted Quilan Light N13 W

10.45am: Stopped. Came to port bower veered to a clinch. Cleaned out chain locker.

12.52am: Let go starboard bower, veered to a clinch. Cleaned out chain locker.

3.55pm: Gunners party employed shipping P I 6” mounting

10.29pm: Sighted Kadalur Point Light N32E

Number on sick list 18


[Quilan Light is also known as Kollam or Thankasseri or Tangasseri and is near the city of Kollam.

Kadalur Point Light is also known as Sacrifice Rock and is near the village of Thikkoti.

Veered to a clinch’ is to let out all the anchor chain.]


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30 December 1913

Lat 14.5, Long 74.1

2.00pm: Oyster Point abeam 15’

6.55pm: Vengurla Rocks Light N26E

Number on sick list 16


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31 December 1913

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

12.39am: Jaigarh Light N36E

1.50am: Sighted Dabhol Light N40E

6.00am: Ragapuri abeam 10½’

9.00am: Course as requisite for entering Bombay harbour

10.00am: Saluted Commander in Chief 15 guns

10.10am: Stopped. Secured to No 2 buoy

11.00am: Marines paraded in marching order

5.00pm: Discharged 1 Able Seaman to “Pelorus”; 1 Able Seaman & 1 signalman to “Swiftsure”

6.00pm: Joined ship from hospital: 1 ship steward, 1 stoker, 1 [... ]; from “Pelorus” 1 Able Seaman

Number on sick list 15


[Dabhol Light is probably Davgarh Light

Ragapuri is probably Ragapur 

HMS Swiftsure, a battleship of 12500 tons, was launched by Armstrong Whitworth at Elswick in 1903. She was sold in 1920 and is part of the OW fleet.]



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1914


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1 January 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

8.00am: Dressed ship overall being the anniversary of Proclamation Day

Noon: Fired salute 31 guns

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 15


[Captain has started a local leave rota.

Proclamation Day in 1914 would mark the Anniversary of the Declaration of Queen Victoria as Empress of India on 1st January 1877.]


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2 January 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Noon: Issued soap & tobacco

1.00pm: Hands hoisting up shell; fusing Lyddite shell.

5.00pm: Paid monthly money

5.30pm: Discharged 1 stoker and 1 Marine to hospital

6.00pm: Discharged court martial prisoner to HMS Swiftsure

Number on sick list 16


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3 January 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

8.00am: Fired court martial gun

Court-martial assembled on board

Number on sick list 13


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4 January 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

8.00am: Landed Church Parties: Roman Catholics 10, Baptists 2, Wesleyans 8, Congregationalists 1, Presbyterians 1

9.45am: Divisions

10.30am: Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 13


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5 January 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

6.45am: Discharged 1 Able Seaman to detention barracks Poona

9.00am: Dockyard Party 40 hands drawing stores

Remainder painting mess decks

Number on sick list 15


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6 January 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 18


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7 January 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

1.00pm: Hands employed getting out flour into lighter

Number on sick list 13


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8 January 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

10.00am: Gunner’s mate returning Lyddite fuses to dockyard

7.30pm: Starboard Watch stowing spirit room

8.30pm: Spirit room stowed

Number on sick list 14


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9 January 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

4.30pm: Mr Regan, Gunner (T); 1 ship’s corporal; 1 signalman; 1 stoker discharged to hospital

Read Warrants nos 20, 21

Number on sick list 14


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10 January 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 14


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11 January 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

7.30am: Landed Church parties

10.30am: Performed Divine Service

Number on sick list 16


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12 January 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

9.30am: Commander-in-chief came on board to inspect ship. Hands mustered by open list

11.40am: Commander in Chief left ship

1.30pm: Hands prepared ship for war

5.05pm: Exercised General Quarters

6.15pm: Secured. Prepared ship for night defences

6.20pm: “Alert” arrived & secured to no 3 buoy

6.25pm: Exercised night defence stations

Number on sick list 17


[Was this standard training or was it prescient?

HMS Alert was a sloop launched at Sheerness in 1894. She was lent to the Civil Authority in Basra in 1906, sold to them in 1926 for use as a pilot vessel. She was finally broken up in 1949. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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13 January 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

9.30am: Commander-in-Chief came on board. Exercised action & drills as required.

11.00am: Commander-in-Chief left ship

1.00pm: Hands employed replacing gear, covering & turning in boats etc for coaling and taking in stores for HMS Fox

4.45pm: Coal lighters secured alongside

5.45pm: 1 leading seaman & 1 telegraphist joined ship

Number on sick list 16


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14 January 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

6.00am: Commenced coaling

8.00am: Ammunition lighter secured alongside

9.00am: Hands employed embarking ammunition & carpenter’s stores for “Fox”

2.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 930 tons

5.00pm: 1 Able Seaman & 1 Ordinary Seaman joined ship for “Fox”

Number on sick list 16


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15 January 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

9.00am: Carried out Saturday routine

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 15


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16 January 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

8.15am: Mr Smith, Gunner & 22 ratings joined ship for passage

9.50am: 1 stoker joined for passage

1.50pm: 1 stoker & 1 marine joined ship from hospital

5.00pm: Slipped & proceeded, speed 10 knots, course as requisite for leaving harbour

5.50pm: Port engine broke down, proceeded under starboard engine

9.45pm: Port engine repaired, proceeded both engines

Number on sick list 14


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17 January 1914

Lat 19.9, Long 69.8

3.00pm: Gunners party preparing Maxim guns mounting for boats

4.30pm: Compass error by time & sun bearing 0o50’E

Number on sick list 13


[The circle with dot in it is a symbol for the sun.]


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18 January 1914

Lat 21.3, Long 66.1

5.00pm: Compass error by time & sun bearing 1o20’E

Number on sick list 14


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19 January 1914

Lat 22.9, Long 62.1

6.00am: Deviation of compass, time sun bearing 1o20’E

12.30pm: No 1 & 2 boat’s crews at first aid instruction.

Gunner’s party re-stowing Bosun’s storeroom & making rifle covers

Carpenters preparing boats for cruising

4.00pm: Read warrant no 22

4.45pm: Compass error by time & sun 2oE

6.00pm: Jebel Khamil S59W

Number on sick list 14


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20 January 1914

Muskat

Lat 23.6, Long 58.5

6.45am: Course & speed as requisite for entering Muskat

7.00am: Port Watch employed getting out provisions & ammunition for “Fox”

8.00am: 21-Gun salute for the country

9.00am: Port Watch landing target, Starboard Watch getting out provisions into lighter

12 Noon: 11-gun salute for British Consul General

2.15pm: “Fox” came in & anchored

3.00pm: 2 ratings joined ship from “Fox”

1 interpreter joined ship

4.30pm: 29 ratings discharged to “Fox”

5.50pm: Stopped engines, dropped cutter to search a dhow

Number on sick list 14


[Muskat is Muscat or Masqet in Oman.]


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21 January 1914

Makran Patrol

Lat 25.3, Long 59.8

5.30am: Sighted “Sphinx”

6.30am: Discharged 1 rating to “Sphinx” (telegraphist)

12.30pm: Dropped armed barge

1.55pm: Stopped engines. Searched dhow.

4.20pm: Dropped 2nd cutter armed to search dhow

4.55pm: “Fox’s” armed cutter came alongside for provisions

5.10pm: Sent away 2nd cutter for patrol duties

Number on sick list 11


[HMS Sphinx was a composite paddle vessel launched in 1882 and sold in 1919.]


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22 January 1914

Makran Patrol

Lat 25.4, Long 58.5

7.12am: Stopped & lowered armed whaler to search dhow

8.30am: Lowered cutter to search dhow

11.45am: Whaler & cutter returned to ship

3.30pm: Stopped engine. “Mashona” came alongside for water.

Mr Smith, Gunner & 1 stoker left ship to join “Mashona”

Number on sick list 12


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23 January 1914

Makran Coast Patrol

[Lat 25.4, Long 59.7 (est)]

12.30am: Sighted dhow on Port Bow

12.50am: Lowered armed whaler to search dhow.

1.35am: Released dhow & re-hoisted whaler

9.20am: Lowered armed whaler to search dhow

11.45am: Stopped engines. Cruising barge came alongside for provisions

Noon: Off Hamadan [Hamedan]

4.05pm: Lowered armed whaler to search dhow

Number on sick list 13


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24 January 1914

Makran Coast Patrol

Lat 25.3, Long 59.6

8.20am: Stopped engines. “Fox’s” pinnace came alongside for provisions

1.00pm: Issued paymaster’s slops

3.40pm: Stopped engines. “Fox’s” armed cutter came alongside for provisions

6.00pm: Stopped. 2nd cutter came alongside. Anchored

Number on sick list 14


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25 January 1914

Makran Coast Patrol

Lat 24.7, Long 59.5

4.00am: 2nd cutter left ship

4.30am: Weighed & proceeded

6.00am: Stopped engines at Rendez-vous

7.40am: Gunner of “Mashona” joined ship for passage

Number on sick list 15


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26 January 1914

Makran Coast Patrol

Lat 24.9, Long 59.5

9.20am: Lowered steam cutter to tow target

10.00am: Guns crews at .303 aiming rifle practice at towed target

2.40pm: Stopped engine. Lowered armed whaler to search dhow

Number on sick list 14


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27 January 1914

Makran Coast Patrol

Lat 25.0, Long 59.2

8.50am: Lowered steam cutter to tow target

9.00am: Gun crews at .303 Aiming Rifle practice at towed target

11.45am: Stopped engines. “Fox” & “Minto” (RIM) in company

Number on sick list 13 


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28 January 1914

Maskat

Lat 23.6, Long 58.5

7.00am: Course as requisite for entering harbour

8.15am: Mr. Thomas, Gunner of “Mashona”, left ship for passage in “B15” “Burma”

8.30am: Commenced coaling, coolie labour & Seedie boys

Number on sick list 12


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29 January 1914

Place: Maskat

Lat 23.6, Long 58.5

7.00am: Commenced coaling

Number on sick list 14


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30 January 1914

Maskat

Lat 23.6, Long 58.5

7.00am: Commenced coaling

9.30am: Took off morning service

10.00am: Hoisted in 10 bullocks

1.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 925 tons

1.45pm: Weighed. Proceeded, course & speed as requisite

Number on sick list 15


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31 January 1914

Makran Coast Patrol

Lat 25.3, Long 59.8

7.20am: Course as required to chase dhow, increased to 180 rev

8.10am: Stopped. Boarded & searched 2 dhows.

12.45pm: Stopped. Barge came alongside for provisions

5.55pm: Stopped. Boarded & searched 2 dhows.

Number on sick list 12



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1914


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1 February 1914

Lat 25.2, Long 60.2

6.51am: Stopped. Took “Fox’s” pinnace in tow

11.00am: Slipped “Fox’s” pinnace

11.40am: Course as required to close dhow

2.15am: Stopped. Boarded & searched dhow.

Number on sick list 11


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2 February 1914

Lat 25.2, Long 59.8

8.55am: Stopped. Lowered steam cutter for towing target

10.00am: Gun Layers exercised firing at towing target

11.30am: Hoisted steam cutter

Number on sick list 14


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3 February 1914

Lat 25.4, Long 59.4

7.08am: Stopped. Sent to “Minto” for mails

9.45am: Provisioned “Fox’s” & “Dartmouth’s” cutters

4.22pm: “Mashona” came alongside

Provisioned “Dartmouth’s” barge

Number on sick list 16


[HMS/RIMS Minto is a troopship of 960 tons]


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4 February 1914

Lat 25.3, Long 60.2

5.50am: Weighed & proceeded

11.00am: Stopped

12.15pm: Provisioned “Fox’s” sailing pinnace

2.05pm: Stopped, boarded & searched dhow

2.45pm: Stopped, boarded & searched 2 dhows.

Number on sick list 15


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5 February 1914

Makran Coast

Lat 25.2, Long 60.1

8.00am: Stopped, boarded & searched dhow

10.58am: Stopped, boarded & searched dhow

2.05pm: “Dartmouth’s” barge came alongside

Lost from barge: 1 boat’s anchor, 1 foc’sle cable

9.50pm: “Fox’s” cutter moored up astern for the night

Number on sick list 13


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6 February 1914

Lat 25.3, Long 60.0

6.40am: Stopped. Sent mails to “Mashona”

1.11pm: Stopped, boarded & searched dhow

4.05pm: Sent Fleet Surgeon ashore to visit patient (telegraph clerk)

Number on sick list 17


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7 February 1914

Makran Coast

[Lat 25.2, Long 61.0 (est)]

8.51am: Stopped. “Fox’s” pinnace came alongside for provisions

4.12pm: Stopped. Provisioned “Dartmouth’s” cutter 

Number on sick list 20


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8 February 1914

Lat 25.1, Long 60.9

9.15am: Read ‘Articles of War’ & court martial returns

5.00pm: Fleet surgeon on shore to visit patient

Number on sick list 22


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9 February 1914

Lat 25.3, Long 60.0

Number on sick list 23


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10 February 1914

Lat 25.1, Long 59.6

11.00am: Stopped. Provisioned HMS Dartmouth’s cutter

12.25pm: Stopped. Provisioned “Fox’s” cutter

Number on sick list 18


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11 February 1914

Makran Coast Patrol

[Lat 25.3, Long 60.6 (est)]

10.50am: Stopped. Provisioned HMS Fox’s pinnace

Number on sick list 18


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12 February 1914

Lat 25.2, Long 60.3

6.10am: “Mashona” came alongside for water

8.00am: Carried out aiming practice at towing target.

Number on sick list 16


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13 February 1914

Lat 25.3, Long 59.6

9.00am: Course as required to communicate with “Dartmouth’s” barge

1.00pm: Course & speed as required for keeping in touch with dhow

5.35pm: Course & speed as required for closing dhow

6.00pm: Took dhow in tow

11.05pm: Stopped. Came to starboard anchor 8 shackles in 6 fathoms. Boarded & searched dhow. Second dhow alongside.

Number on sick list 17


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14 February 1914

Chahbar

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

8.00am: Divers cleaning port propeller

Number on sick list 16


[Chahbar is Chah Bahar a free port on the Gulf of Oman. It is the southernmost city of Iran.]


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15 February 1914

Makran Coast Patrol

[Lat 25.2, Long 61.0 (est)]

4.10am: Weighed & proceeded

8.20am: Stopped. Provisioned “Dartmouth’s” barge

2.10pm: Anchored 2 cables WNW of HMS Fox

5.05pm: Weighed & proceeded

5.45pm: Stopped. Boarded dhow

Number on sick list 15


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16 February 1914

Maskat

Lat 23.6, Long 58.5

7.47am: Stopped. Moored ship in 6 fathoms

9.00am: Commenced coaling (ship & native crew)

8.00pm: Finished coaling for day

Number on sick list 16


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17 February 1914

Maskat

Lat 23.6, Long 58.5

6.30am: Commenced coaling

1.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 805 tons

2.30pm: Cleaning ship

5.20pm: Weighed & Proceeded

Number on sick list 16



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18 February 1914

Chahbar

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

12.10am: Darkened ship

10.00am: Anchored. HMS Fox anchored off Kunasall [?]

1.00pm: Gunner’s party dismounted 6” guns

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 23

6.05pm: HMS Fox weighed and proceeded

Number on sick list 16


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19 February 1914

Chahbar

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

8.00am: Gunner’s party dismounting 6” gun

10.30pm: Set anchor watch

Number on sick list 13


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20 February 1914

Lat 25.3, Long 59.8

6.00am: Raised steam for moderate despatch to search for HMS Mashona

7.17am: Weighed & proceeded

Furled awnings & secured ship for heavy seas

8.00am: Steaming from 100 to 320 revs as required for searching for “Mashona”

Thick weather & communicating with barge at Tamuk [?]

12.51pm: Sighted HMS Alert steering East

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Course & speed as required for entering Chahbar harbour

5.00pm: Stopped. Anchored

Number on sick list 14


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21 February 1914

Makran Coast Patrol

Lat 25.3, Long 60.3

6.55am: Weighed & proceeded

7.45am: Stopped. Boarded dhow

10.55am: Took dhow in tow

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 24

Lost overboard by accident: 1 sun helmet

9.25pm: Released dhow

Number on sick list 13


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22 February 1914

Lat 25.3, Long 60.0

4.35am: Weighed & proceeded

6.50am: Landed party of 50 hands to launch “Fox’s” Pinnace

10.07am: Weighed & proceeded

12.40pm: Anchored. Provisioned Dartmouth’s barge

3.38pm: Weighed & proceeded

6.36pm: Anchored

7.30pm: “Dartmouth’s” & “Fox’s” cutters came alongside

Number on sick list 13


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23 February 1914

Lat 25.3, Long 59.2

6.00am: Gun Layers carried out .303 aiming practice at towing target

8.20am: Weighed & proceeded

10.00am: Exercised ‘Clear ship for action’, ‘General Quarters’, ‘Night Action stations’

12.54pm: Stopped. Anchored

1.30pm: Exercised abandon ship & all boats away under oars and sail

Number on sick list 13


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24 February 1914

Lat 25.3, Long 59.7

6.00am: Gun Layers carried out 1” aiming practice at towing target

8.12am: Weighed & proceeded

9.15am: Stopped, boarded & searched dhow.

9.45am: Proceeded

2.50pm: Stopped. Anchored

Exercised ‘All boats away under oars & sail’

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 25

Number on sick list 16


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25 February 1914

Lat 25.2, Long 60.1

6.00am: Gun Layers carried out .303 firing practice at towing target

8.17am: Proceeded

8.26am: Stopped. Hoisted steam cutter & whaler

8.41am: Proceeded

9.40am: Stopped. Exercised ‘Out kedge anchor & fire engine’

10.30am: Proceeded

12.43pm: Stopped, boarded & searched dhow

3.09pm: Stopped. Anchored

Number on sick list 17


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26 February 1914

Lat 25.2, Long 60.5

7.55am: “Pelorus” arrived & delivered mails & stores

4 Ordinary seamen, 1 Able seaman, 1 Stoker joined ship fro from “Pelorus”

10.20am: HMS Pelorus sailed

10.25am: Weighed & proceeded

10.55am: Gun Layers carried out .303 firing practice on towed target

3.42pm: Stopped, boarded & searched dhow

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 26

Exercised ‘Fire stations’ & ‘Stations for taking in tow’

Number on sick list 13


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27 February 1914

Lat 25.1, Long 60.3

5.14am: Weighed & proceeded

6.32am: Stopped

8.40am: Proceeded, course & speed as required for sub-calibre firing. “Mashona” towing target.

10.30am: Completed firing. Stopped. “Mashona” came alongside for drinking water

3.31pm: Stopped, boarded & searched dhow

4.42pm: Anchored. Provisioned “Dartmouth’s” barge

7.15pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 13


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28 February 1914

Makran Coast Patrol

[Lat 25.2, Long 61.0 (est)]

6.30am: Weighed & proceeded

11.00am: Provisioned “Dartmouth’s” & “Fox’s” cutters

1.20am: Weighed & proceeded

6.20am: Came to port anchor

Number on sick list 15



LOGS FOR MARCH 1914


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1 March 1914

Lat 25.3, Long 59.8

7.15am: Weighed & proceeded

8.57am: Stopped, boarded & searched dhow

11.00am: Stopped, boarded & searched dhow

3.10pm: Stopped & boarded dhow

5.35pm: Stopped. Came to starboard anchor

Number on sick list 14


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2 March 1914

Lat 25.2, Long 60.5

6.15am: “Mashona” sailed. “Pelorus’” cutter came alongside for coal

7.30am: Gun Layers carried out .303 aiming practice at towing target

10.07am: Weighed & proceeded

11.22am: Course as required for closing dhow

1.20pm: Stopped, boarded & searched dhow

2.11pm: Stopped, boarded dhow

8.20pm: Stopped, boarded dhow

10.32pm: Stopped, boarded dhow

Number on sick list 13


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3 March 1914

Lat 25.3, Long 59.4

12.06am: Stopped. Came to port anchor

6.15am: RIMS Minto arrived with mails & proceeded 7.10 am

6.20am: HMS Pelorus arrived & proceeded 7.20 am

7.00am: Gun Layers carried out .303 aiming practice at towing target

8.30am: “Dartmouth’s” cutter came alongside for provisions

9.20am: Weighed & proceeded

10.15am: Stopped. 10.30am: HMS Fox’s cutter came alongside for provisions

1.07pm: Course as required to close dhow

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

3.20pm: Course as required to close dhow

6.05pm: Provisioned “Dartmouth’s” barge

Number on sick list 14


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4 March 1914

Maskat

Lat 24.0, Long 58.0

8.00am: Passing RIMS Minto steering SSE

9.36am: Stopped, boarded & searched dhow

11.30am: Sighted Daima ... at Island on port bow

3.30pm: Diving party testing pump

5.45pm: Stopped, boarded & searched dhow

6.25pm: Course as required for entering Maskat

Number on sick list 13


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5 March 1914

Maskat

Lat 24.0, Long 58.0

5.18am: Weighed & proceeded as required for taking up anchoring formation with HMS Fox, Sirius, Pelorus, Odin, Alert

9.00am: G training class under examination

Divers cleaning submerged tube door

12.20pm: RIMS Lawrence sailed

3.00pm: RIMS Minto arrived

Number on sick list 12


[HMS Sirius, a 3600 ton cruiser, was launched in1890 at the Armstrong yard in Elswick. She was scuttled as a block ship in 1918 and is part of the OW fleet

HMS Odin was a sloop who was launched in 1901 and sold in 1920. She is part of the OW fleet.

RIMS Lawrence was an iron paddle despatch vessel of 1154 tons who was launched in 1886.]


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6 March 1914

Maskat

Lat 24.0, Long 58.0

8.00am: “Miner” arrived

Divers employed cleaning under water fittings

9.30am: Court-martial assembled on board

1.30pm: Discharged Sub Lt Wharton to HMS Sirius for passage home

1.45pm: “Mashona” sailed

2.00pm: Sub Lt Lewis joined ship from HMS Pelorus

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 27

Discharged Ordinary Signalman Goodfellow, court-martial prisoner, to HMS Sirius

Number on sick list 12


[Later in the log “Miner” is identified as an armed launch.]


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7 March 1914

Maskat

Lat 24.0, Long 58.0

9.20am: Court-martial assembled on board

Divers cleaning inlets & propellers

Number on sick list 10


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8 March 1914

Maskat

Lat 24.0, Long 58.0

6.00am: Divers cleaning underwater fittings & scraping propellers

7.10am: HMS Harold arrived

6.35pm: Discharged 1 domestic II class to Sirius for passage to England

Number on sick list 12


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9 March 1914

Maskat

Lat 24.0, Long 58.0

7.30am: Received 12 cases of fruit from mail steamer

8.30am: Shifted berth to commence coaling

11.00am: HMS Sirius, Alert, Odin proceeded

6.50 pm HMS Fox proceeded

7.00pm: “Mashona” & “Minto” proceeded

9.00pm: Finished coaling for day

Number on sick list 11


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10 March 1914

Maskat

Lat 24.0, Long 58.0

6.10am: Commenced coaling (ship & native labour)

5.40pm: Finished coaling. Received 815 tons

Number on sick list 8


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11 March 1914

Maskat

Lat 24.0, Long 58.0

9.15am: Discharged 1 seedie boy to hospital

10.05am: Weighed & proceeded

10.45am: Fishers Rock abeam 4 cables

Number on sick list 9


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12 March 1914

Chahbar

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

1.30am: Commenced sounding

3.15am: Course as required into harbour

4.00am: Stopped, boarded & searched dhow. Secured dhow astern

7.30am: Barge returned from cruising. Released dhow.

8.00am: Gun layers carried out .303 aiming practice at towing target.

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 28

7.30pm: Darkened ship

Number on sick list 8


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13 March 1914

Chahbar

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

6.30am: Gun layers carried out .303 aiming practice at towing target

7.40am: HMS Pelorus arrived

6.05pm: HMS Pelorus proceeded

Number on sick list 9


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14 March 1914

Chahbar

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

8.00am: Gun layers carried out .303 aiming practice at towing target

3.50pm: Weighed & proceeded

4.40pm: Sighted HMS Pelorus off Rashidi [?]

Number on sick list 9


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15 March 1914

Maskat

Lat 23.8, Long 58.6

3.07am: Stopped, boarded & searched dhow

5.30am: Sighted Daymanyat Island [Light] on port bow

8.00am: Stopped. Anchored, sent interpreter ashore

11.44am: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour

2.00pm: Launched Gun Layers test target

Number on sick list 8


[Daymaniyat Island is one of the Dayamand Islands, a chain of islands 9 miles offshore and 38 miles West of Maskat. It’s Admiralty Reference is D7324 ]


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16 March 1914

Maskat

Lat 23.8, Long 58.6

5.45am: Cleared ship for action

7.30am: HMS Harold with Gun Layers’ target in tow

8.25am: Weighed & proceeded

10.00am: Carried out Acting Gun Layer II firing

12.20pm: Finished firing

1.20pm: Let go starboard anchor

2.40pm: HMS Pelorus arrived

2.45pm: HMS Harold arrived with target

Number on sick list 8


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17 March 1914

Maskat

Lat 23.8, Long 58.6

1.45am: Sultan of Maskat Yacht left harbour

8.15am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

9.07am: Returned to harbour

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

5.15pm: Discharged 1 Ordinary Seaman to “Pelorus”

5.20pm: 1 Ordinary Seaman joined ship from “Pelorus”

Number on sick list 9


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18 March 1914

Maskat

Lat 23.8, Long 58.6

6.15am: Commenced coaling (ship & native labour)

2.25pm: Finished coaling. Received 315 tons of coal

5.10pm: Weighed & proceeded

5.17pm: Fishers Rock abeam 4 cables

Number on sick list 9


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19 March 1914

[Lat 25.6, Long 57.6 (est)

Shown as Lat 26.6, Long 57.6 in logbook, which cannot be correct as this position is inland]

9.15am: Armed launch “Miner” came alongside for coal & water

Discharged 1 signalman to “Miner”

1 signalman joined ship from “Miner”

11.50am: Weighed & proceeded

7.40pm: Sighted Quoin Island Light N45W

Number on sick list 8


[This is likely to be Quoin Island Oman, also known as Didamar. Admiralty reference D7335.]


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20 March 1914

Umm al-Kawain

Lat 26.0, Long 55.9 

8.00am: Joined company with HMS Fox & Odin, course & speed as required for approaching anchorage

8.35am: Stopped. Anchored. Cleared ship for action.

Noon: HMS Fox opened fire on Western Tower

12.05pm: Opened fire on Western tower. Fired 7 rounds of Lyddite

2.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to “Odin”

2.25pm: 1 Rating joined ship from “Odin”

4.00pm: 2 ratings joined ship from “Fox”.

1 rating discharged to “Fox”

4.40pm: “Odin” proceeded

5.10pm: “Fox” proceeded

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded

6.25pm: Fired undischarged gun

10.00pm: Sighted Jiz Tanb Light N6½W

Number on sick list 9


[Umm al-Kawain is probably the Emirate now written as Umm al-Quwain and is part of the United Arab Emirates. As an independent Emirate it signed the General Maritime Treaty with Britain in 1820 and had a 3 gun salute to the country. Its location is Lat 26.0, Long 55.9.]

Jiz Tanb Light may be a lighthouse on one of the Tunb islands. There are two, Greater Tunb whose lighthouse has the Admiralty reference D7703 and Lesser Tunb whose reference is D7704]


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21 March 1914

Umm al-Kawain to Linja & Henjam

Lat 26.3, Long 55.4

6.45am: Anchored

8.00am: Saluted country with 21 guns, shore battery returned salute

9.20am: Saluted British Consul 7 guns

9.42am: Weighed & proceeded

2.55pm: Stopped. Anchored.

3.20pm: Landed party for recreation

6.40pm: Weighed & proceeded

7.55pm: Sighted Little Quoin Light S70E

Number on sick list 8


[Henjam is probably Hengam, a small island in Hormozan Province, Iran which was a base for British Naval interests.

Linja has not been traced but there is a district of Lingah in Persia]


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22 March 1914

Maskat

Lat 24.0, Long 58.4

1.45pm: Stopped. Anchored

4.00pm: Landed 34 for exercise & seedie boys to launch targets

Discharged 1 signalman to “Miner”

1 signalman from “Miner” joined ship

Number on sick list 8


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23 March 1914

Lat 23.7, Long 58.5

7.20am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as required for carrying out Gun Layers Test

12.07am: Fayal Island abeam 1½’

12.40pm: Stopped. Political Agent & HM Consul of Maskat, Colonel Benn, came on board.

12.52pm Proceeded, course & speed as required for Gun Layers Test

4.50pm: Completed Test

5.30pm: Jaz[irat] Kharata abeam 1’ (S15E)

6.15pm: Saluted Political Agent & HM Consul of Maskat 11 guns

6.40pm: Stopped. Anchored.

8.23pm: Weighed & proceeded

11.05pm: Fayal Island abeam

11.43pm: Political Agent & HM Consul of Maskat left ship

Number on sick list 7


 [So, all Consuls are not equal. This one rates an extra 4 guns]


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24 March 1914

Barka

Lat 23.7, Long 57.6

1.00am: Weighed & proceeded

1.47am: Fayal Island abeam 2’

6.20am: Jaz[irat] Jun abeam (N82W) 3’

7.43am: Stopped. Anchored.

6.25pm: Sultan of Maskat’s yacht arrived

Number on sick list 8


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25 March 1914

Barka

Lat 23.7, Long 57.6

7.30am: Divers employed cleaning inlets

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 29

Number on sick list 11


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26 March 1914

Maskat

Lat 24.3, Long 58.0

12.20am: Weighed & proceeded

4.25am: Fayal Island abeam 3’

5.30am: Course & speed as requisite for entering Maskat

8.15am: Commenced coaling – ship & native labour

4.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 465 tons

5.15pm: 1 Able Seaman joined ship for passage to “Pelorus”

Number on sick list 13


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27 March 1914

Maskat

Lat 24.3, Long 58.0

3.45am: Sultan of Maskat's yacht arrived

6.05am: HMS Alert arrived

7.25am: Weighed & proceeded

9.00am: Cruising boats’ crews preparing for detached service

7.55pm: Stopped. Anchored off Khoi Rhapel [?]

Number on sick list 15


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28 March 1914

Lat 25.4, Long 59.4

5.30am: Lost overboard by neglect: 1 boats magazine equipped for boat cruising. Divers searching for boats magazine.

7.00am: HMS Fox’s cutter came alongside for provisions

HMS Harold for water

9.00am: Sent 2nd cutter away for patrol duties off Rhapah ??

10.40am: Weighed & proceeded, barge in tow.

1.14pm: Stopped. Sent barge away for patrol duties off Ras Makki [?]

3.45pm: Stopped. Communicated with HMS Pelorus. Discharged 1 Able Seaman to “Pelorus”

6.00pm: Stopped. Anchored off Hamadan.

7.55pm: Darkened ship

Number on sick list 11


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29 March 1914

Lat 25.4, Long 59.2

7.25am: Weighed & proceeded

9.45am: Hands mustered by open list

Noon: Stopped, boarded & searched dhow

5.48pm: Stopped. Anchored off Ras Maidami [?]

6.10pm: Sent mails to “Harold”

7.30pm: Darkened ship

Number on sick list 11


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30 March 1914

Lat 25.4, Long 58.9

8.50am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as required for torpedo firing

4.07pm: Stopped. Anchored off Khoi Rhapeh [?]

7.10pm: Darkened ship

Number on sick list 10


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31 March 1914

Lat 25.3, Long 59.6

7.25am: HMS Alert arrived with mails & fruit

1 seedie boy joined ship

7.55am: HMS Alert sailed

9.00am: Weighed & proceeded

9.55am: Stopped & watered Dartmouth’s cutter

4.45pm: Course as required for approaching Chahbar

5.30pm: Stopped. Anchored 2¾ cables South from HMS Pelorus

Number on sick list 7



LOGS FOR APRIL 1914


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1 April 1914

Chahbar

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

6.00am: Divers employed cleaning inlets

Hands painting ships side

10.00am: Marines at infantry drill

Number on sick list 9


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2 April 1914

Chahbar

Lat 25.3, Long 60.6

5.00am: Divers cleaning inlets

6.00am: HMS Pelorus weighed & proceeded

7.00am: Hands painting ships sides

Noon: Fired 11 gun salute for Governor of Baluchistan

9.00pm: HMS Pelorus arrived

Number on sick list 10


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3 April 1914

Lat 25.2, Long 60.1

6.00am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as required for running torpedoes

10.30am: Course & speed as required for carrying out 5 pdr sub-calibre firing

4.15pm: Stopped. “Dartmouth’s” barge came alongside for water

5.15pm: Stopped off Galaj [?] to communicate with Fox’s cutter

6.03pm: Stopped. Anchored off Khoi Rapeh [?]

10.30pm: “Dartmouth’s” cutter came alongside for water and provisions.

Number on sick list 9


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4 April 1914

Lat 25.3, Long 58.3

4.40am: Weighed & proceeded

10.12am: Stopped. Boarded dhow

3.10pm: Stopped. Dropped target

3.14pm: Proceeded, course & speed as required for carrying out 5 pdr sub-calibre firing

4.07pm: Stopped. Picked up target.

4.49pm: Stopped. Anchored off Jashk, communicated with shore

6.25pm: Weighed & proceeded

Number on sick list 10


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5 April 1914

Hormuz Island

Lat 27.1, Long 56.5

2.00am: Sighted HMS Fox steering SEbS

2.25am: Sighted Quoin Light N50W

6.40am: Sighted Hormuz Island NWbN

Larak Island NNW

9.39am: Stopped. Anchored off Hormuz Island

Number on sick list 9


[Larak Island is off the coast of Iran, location Lat 26.9, Long 56.4.

Hormuz is another island off the coast of Iran.]


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6 April 1914

Lat 27.0, Long 56.5

11.05am: Weighed & proceeded

3.20pm: Little Quoin abeam S55W 2’

4.45pm: Stopped, boarded dhow

Number on sick list 9


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7 April 1914

Lat 25.2, Long 59.1

5.40am: Passed HMS Odin. Sighted land on port beam

8.00am: Sighted HMS Harold on port bow

10.00am: Stopped. “Harold” came alongside for water

11.45am: Communicated with “Odin”

2.40pm: Course as required for closing barge & cutter

3.00pm: Stopped off Gorlaj [?] & hoisted boats

3.33 pm Proceeded

Number on sick list 10


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8 April 1914

Maskat harbour

Lat 24.3, Long 58.0

6.30am: Course as required for closing flagship

7.30am: Received flagships mails

7.45am: Proceeded with them to Maskat

9.20am: Fleet assumed 1st organisation (“Dartmouth” no 2) & carried out tactical exercises

11.45am: Entered Maskat harbour

1.00pm: Received provisions. 1 officers servant joined ship from HMS Swiftsure

4.30pm: Discharged 1 Ordinary Seaman to HMS Swiftsure

5.20pm: 1 Able Seaman joined ship from HMS Swiftsure

1 Engine Room Artificer joined ship from HMS Alert

7.00pm: Lost overboard by accident: 1 boatswain’s pipe

Number on sick list 5


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9 April 1914

Maskat

Lat 24.3, Long 58.0

Number on sick list 7


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10 April 1914

Maskat

Lat 24.3, Long 58.0

Good Friday. Sunday routine.

9.20am: Chaplain of “Swiftsure” held Divine Service on board.

6.25pm: HMS Fox proceeded out of harbour with Political Agent on board

Number on sick list 7


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11 April 1914

Maskat

Lat 24.3, Long 58.0

7.10am: HMS Pelorus proceeded out of harbour

8.20am: HMS Alert proceeded out of harbour

9.40am: HMS Swiftsure proceeded out of harbour

2.15pm: HMS Pelorus returned to harbour

3.45pm: HMS Swiftsure and Fox returned to harbour

Number on sick list 9


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12 April 1914

Maskat

Lat 24.3, Long 58.0

9.30am: Held Divine Service on board, Chaplain of HMS Swiftsure conducting

Number on sick list 8

Lat 30.5, Long 47.9


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13 April 1914

Maskat

Lat 24.3, Long 58.0

Lat 23.6, Long 58.6

6.30am: Exercised General Drils [sic]

Away all boats pull round fleet

Away all boats under sail

8.50am: “Odin” proceeded

9.30am: “Swiftsure” proceeded

12.45pm: “Swiftsure” returned to harbour & anchored

1.20pm: “Odin” returned & anchored

2.40pm: “Odin” weighed & proceeded

4.00pm: Landed non-swimmers

Number on sick list 9

Lat 30.5, Long 47.9


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14 April 1914

Lat 23.4, Long 58.9

9.15am: Political Agent came on board

9.30am: Weighed & proceeded. Carried out tactical exercise

11.35am: Separated from flag. Cleared for action

1.15pm: Course as requisite for entering harbour [Karyat?]

3.15pm: Sultan of Muscat came on board

3.30pm: Commenced firing on fort

4.05pm: Ceased firing

5.00pm: Recommenced firing on fort & at island

6.00pm: Sultan of Muscat left ship, saluted with 21 guns

7.15pm: Burnt searchlights. Fired 2 rounds at island. Total rounds fired 44

9.55pm: Weighed & proceeded.

Number on sick list 7


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15 April 1914

Muscat

Lat 24.3, Long 58.0

Lat 23.6, Long 58.6

12.08am: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour

12.25am: Political Agent left ship

4.30pm: Held fleet regatta

Number on sick list 8


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16 April 1914

Muscat

Lat 24.3, Long 58.0

Lat 23.6, Long 58.6

7.30am: Held Race for Viceroy’s Cup

5.00pm: Second day of Fleet Regatta

1 marine bugler joined ship from “Pelorus”

1 Petty Officer & 1 marine bugler discharged to “Pelorus” for passage to England

Number on sick list 8


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17 April 1914

Muscat

Lat 23.6, Long 58.6

5.30am: Hands clearing ship for action

8.00am: “Odin” proceeded with target in tow

8.45am: Weighed port anchor, inlet of main condenser choked

9.55am: Came to port anchor

“Fox”, “Pelorus” & “Alert” proceeded

Divers clearing inlets

“Swiftsure” proceeded

2.30pm: Weighed & proceeded

3.00pm: Formed astern of “Swiftsure”& commenced revolutions for squadron firing

3.56pm: Commenced firing

4.06pm: Ceased firing

4.35pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite for Muscat

Number on sick list 7


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18 April 1914

Place: Muscat

Lat 23.6, Long 58.6

5.20am: “Odin” proceeded out of harbour

6.25am: Commenced coaling

8.00am: Breakfast (½ hour)

Noon: Dinner (¾ hour)

5.00pm: Carpenters & seedie boys about target ashore

9.00pm: Finished coaling. Took in 840 tons

Number on sick list

Received 7 bullocks


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19 April 1914

Muscat

Lat 23.6, Long 58.6

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship after coaling

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

8.30pm: Hands preparing for sea

Number on sick list 7


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20 April 1914

Lat 25.8, Long 56.9

1.30am: Weighed & proceeded

5.12am: Sighted HMS Fox N58W

9.30am: Hands fitting ridge ropes & spreading double awnings

5.55pm: Sighted Tunb Island: S79W

9.30pm: Sighted Farsi [?] Island N55 W

Number on sick list 8


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21 April 1914

Bahrein

Lat 26.0, Long 50.5

9.00am: Logged Sub Lieut John H R Homfray for negligently carrying out his duty as officer of first watch on 20th April

9.45pm: Veered to 8 shackles. Earthed aerial.

Number on sick list 9


[John Henry Revel Homfray was born to a landed family in Rotherham. Further details can be found in http://www.rotherhamweb.co.uk/genealogy/homfray.htm ]


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22 April 1914

Bahrein

Lat 26.0, Long 50.5

4.20am: Connected up aerial

12.30pm: RIMS Palinmay arrived and anchored in inner harbour

Number on sick list 9


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23 April 1914

Lat 26.4, Long 51.5

5.55am: Weighed & proceeded

7.18am: Bahrein Fairway Buoy N40W 2½’

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant no 27

Number on sick list 11


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24 April 1914

Lat 25.3, Long 55.3

5.46am: Sighted Sirri Island N65E

Noon: Course & speed as requisite for approaching Dubai

6.00pm: Sheikh of Dubai’s brother came on board

7.00pm: Sheikh's brother left, fired salute of 3 guns

7.25pm: Weighed & proceeded

7.45pm: Sighted Tunb light N2W 55’

Number on sick list 10


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25 April 1914

Henjam

Lat 26.6, Long 55.9

3.50am: Tunb light abeam 17½’

6.53am: Dropped boats for torpedo running. Course & speed as requisite for running torpedoes

8.47am: Stopped. Anchored

3.30pm: Gave recreation leave from 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm

Received 24 sheep, 12 cases fruit

Number on sick list 10


[Henjam is now known as Hengam Island of the coast of Iran.]


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26 April 1914

Bandar Abbas

Lat 27.2, Long 56.3

11.45am: Weighed

6.00pm: Stopped. Anchored. Fired salute of 21 guns

Number on sick list 11


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27 April 1914

Bandar Abbas

Lat 27.2, Long 56.3

6.00am: HMS Karanja sailed

10.30am: HM Consul boarded ship

11.30am: HM Consul left ship, fired 7 gun salute

12.20pm: Weighed & proceeded

5.14pm: Stopped & anchored

Number on sick list 11


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28 April 1914

Henjam

Lat 26.6, Long 55.9

5.45am: Commenced coaling

6.30pm: HMS Karanja arrived and anchored

7.20pm: Ceased coaling

Number on sick list 9


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29 April 1914

Henjam to Muscat

Lat 26.6, Long 55.9

4.25am: RIMS Polinerus arrived

5.00am: Recommenced coaling

2.00pm: Hands coaling ship & preparing for sea

3.00pm: Finished coaling. Received ____ tons

4.00pm: Weighed & proceeded

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30 April 1914

Muscat to Bombay

Lat 23.6, Long 58.6

9.50am: Sighted Fahal Island ahead 2’

11.30am: Course as required for entering Maskat harbour

12.20pm: Lieutenant Polhill joined ship

Received empties for return to Bombay Dockyard

5.25 pm Discharged 1 Able Seaman to HMS Harold (temp)

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded, took political [?] launch Bahrein in tow

6.15pm: HMS Harold took station on port beam 2 cables

11.00pm: Entered tropics

Number on sick list 9

Received 6 bullocks, 12 cases fruit



LOGS FOR MAY 1914


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1 May 1914

Lat 22.8, Long 60.8

Midnight Towing hawser parted. Stopped

Number on sick list 14


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2 May 1914

Lat 22.2, Long 63.7

Midnight Course & speed as required for picking up launch “Bahrein”

9.30am: Stopped. Veered towing hawser

Number on sick list 13


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3 May 1914

Lat 21.0, Long 66.8

In company with “Harold” and “Bahrein” in tow

Number on sick list 8


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4 May 1914

Lat 19.7, Long 69.9

“Harold” in company

“Bahrain” in tow

Number on sick list 9


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5 May 1914

Bombay No 2 buoy

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

“Harold” in company and “Bahrein” in tow

8.15am: Sighted Prongs [Reef] Light House S75E

10.20am: HMS Harold parted company

10.45am: Course as requisite for entering harbour

11.10am: Stopped. Slipped launch “Bahrein”

11.24am: Proceeded. Course as requisite

11.32am: Stopped. Secured to no 2 buoy

2.10pm: 1 Able Seaman joined ship from “Harold”

Number on sick list 7


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6 May 1914

Bombay No 2 buoy

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

8.00am: Dressed ship with masthead flags (anniversary of King’s accession)

9.50am: Commenced coaling (native labour)

Number on sick list 7


[Captain has started local leave rota]


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7 May 1914

Bombay No 2 buoy

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

12.45am: Finished coaling. Received 518 tons.

1.00pm: Received “Espiegle’s” stores for passage to Colombo

Number on sick list 4


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8 May 1914

Bombay No 2 buoy

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

9.00am: Divers employed cleaning inlets

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 28

5.00pm: Discharged 1 Ordinary Seaman to “Pelorus”

5.30pm: Discharged 1 ship’s steward to “Pelorus”

Number on sick list 4


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9 May 1914

Lat 17.9, Long 72.8

8.00am: Slipped & proceeded. Course as required for working up to full power trial

9.00am: Commenced full power trial

5.00pm: Finished full power trial, commenced 3/5 power trial

7.45pm: Sighted Aguada Light N82E

9.27pm: Sighted Oyster Rocks Light S62E

Number on sick list 3


[Aguada is in Goa and Oyster Rocks are just off Karwar.]


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10 May 1914

Lat 11.2, Long 75.4

12.45am: Pyron [?] Rock S78E

3.00am: Sighted Calp Light S49E

4.41am: Sighted Mangalore S57E

9.00am: Finished 3/5 power trial

10.00pm: Sighted Alleppi Light S08E

Number on sick list 6


[Calp may be Kaup/Kap/Udupi/Udipi or even Malpe judging by the position.

Alleppi is probably Alleppy, now called Alappuzha.]


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11 May 1914

Lat 7.8, Long 77.7

1.16am: Sighted Quilon Light S46E

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrants 32, 33, 34

Number on sick list 7


[Quilon is now known as Kollam and is in Kerala.]


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12 May 1914

Colombo buoys No 15 & 21

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

1.46am: Sighted Colombo Light S62E

5.00am: Course & speed as required for entering harbour

6.11am: Stopped. Secured to nos 15 & 21 buoys

8.25am: Commenced coaling (native labour)

Hands employed loading lighter with HMS Espiegle’s stores

4.00pm: Lieutenant Commander EG Skinner is logged for neglect of duty as Officer of the Watch in not seeing the anchor and cables cleared away on approaching land. (signed GM Skinner)

5.20pm: Received on board 4 drums of stern tube lubricant

10.35pm: Finished coaling. Received 490 tons

Number on sick list 10


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13 May 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.0, Long 80.2

6.05am: Slipped & proceeded, course as requisite out of harbour

6.30pm: South Colombo Light abeam 1½’

11.25am: Galle Light House abeam 2.8’

2.10pm: Dondra Light abeam 2.4’

Make & mend clothes

4.55pm: Hambantota Light abeam 5½’

6.00pm: Sighted Great Basses Light House N55E

7.14pm: Sighted Little Basses Light N39E

Number on sick list 9


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14 May 1914

Trincomalee

Lat 8.6, Long 81.3

1.30am: Sounding every ½ hour

7.50am: Sounded bottom at 26 fathoms

Noon: Course as requisite for entering harbour

12.05pm: Foul Point Light House 2’

1.12pm: Stopped. Anchored.

5.30pm: Gave special leave to watch of stokers & daymen till 10 pm.

Number on sick list 10


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15 May 1914

Trincomalee

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

3.00pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course as requisite out of harbour

4.00pm: Foul Light House abeam S26E 2’, course as requisite for dropping targets

5.02pm: Dropped 1st target then 2nd and 3rd targets

5.40pm: Proceeded to anchorage

7.45pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course as required for firing

8.00pm: Darkened ship. Exercised night action. Carried out 3 runs.

9.55pm: Stopped. Anchored.

Number on sick list 12


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16 May 1914

Trincomalee

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

6.00am: Weighed & proceeded. Course as requisite to search for targets

8.15am: Stopped. Anchored

Number on sick list 10


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17 May 1914

Trincomalee

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

7.20am: Landed Church parties; Roman Catholics & Wesleyan

Number on sick list 10


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18 May 1914

Trincomalee

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

7.55am: Weighed & proceeded.

9.06am: Stopped. Anchored. [Back Bay]

8.30pm: Exercised night action firing 1” aiming at towing target

Number on sick list 9


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19 May 1914

Back Bay Trincomalee

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

4.00pm: Quarters. Cleared for action

5.00pm: Prepared for sea

7.35pm: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as required for dropping targets

Carried out night action exercise with 1” aiming tube & .303 aiming rifle

9.00pm: Secured. Course & speed as required for picking up targets

10.16pm: Stopped. Anchored.

Number on sick list 9


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20 May 1914

Trincomalee

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

6.40am: Weighed & turned ship to fire torpedoes

Fired two torpedoes re[...]d loading range 2000 yards

9.00am: Submerged tube crews striking down torpedoes

10.00am: Exercised ammunition supply parties

2.00pm: Exercised control parties

4.00pm: Quarters. Cleared ship for action

6.20pm: Weighed & proceeded

7.30pm: Stopped. Dropped 1st target, course & speed as required for dropping targets

8.00pm: 300 revs. Course as required for carrying out night action practice

8.45pm: Secured. Course & speed as requisite for picking up targets

10.30pm: Stopped. Anchored.

Number on sick list 9


[The captain is definitely keeping them jumping around. Knowing what we know now it seems almost as if he had a presentiment.]


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21 May 1914

Back Bay Trincomalee

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

9.00am: 6” guns crews at loader & aiming practice for Officer of Quarters firing.

11.07am: Weighed & proceeded

12.56pm: Stopped & anchored.

2.00pm: Hands make & mend

5.00pm: Weighed & proceeded with 2 targets in tow

6.05pm: Stopped & anchored

Number on sick list 12


[Officer of Quarters firing seems to imply that a gunner controlled the settings for 2 or more guns but that control was not centralised.]


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22 May 1914

Trincomali

Lat 8.8, Long 81.3

5.00am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as required for towing targets for “Swiftsure’s” sight, Quarters Firing & Gun Layers test

11.55am: Hauled in targets

12.30pm: Proceeded 160 revs S12W target in tow

1.27pm: 170 revs

2.32pm: Course as required for proceeding up harbour

3.35pm: Stopped. Anchored.

Number on sick list 14 


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23 May 1914

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

4.55am: Weighed & proceeded with target in tow

5.30am: Cleared ship for action

8.00am: Carried out single ship day practice

8.45am: Proceeded, course & speed as required for towing target for “Swiftsure”

10.50am: Finished. Course as required for proceeding up harbour

12.25pm: Stopped. Anchored.

5.00pm: Discharged 4 ratings to hospital

Number on sick list 17


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24 May 1914

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

7.00am: Landed Church parties: Roman Catholics & Wesleyans

9.30am: Divine Service

Number on sick list 13


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25 May 1914

[Log page dated 20th but in sequence is actually 25th.]

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

5.45am: Weighed & proceeded. Course as required for leaving harbour, target in tow

7.00am: Course as required for towing target for “Swiftsure” single ship day practice & for carrying out Officer Of Quarter firing (2 runs)

11.34am: Stopped. Anchored

Number on sick list 13


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26 May 1914

Back Bay Trincomali

Lat 8.5, Long 81.4

6.00am: Weighed & proceeded, course as required for leaving harbour

7.00am: Carried out long range torpedo firing – target ship HMS Swiftsure. 4 torpedoes at 5000 yards, course & speed as required.

9.30am: Picked up torpedoes

10.00am: Taking up position as target ship for HMS Swiftsure

11.14am: Commenced run as target ship

11.24am: Finished

11.34am: Proceeded, course as required to Back Bay

12.44pm: Stopped. Anchored.

Dressed ship overall in honour of Queen Mary’s birthday

Number on sick list 12


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27 May 1914

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

6.00am: Weighed & proceeded with target in tow. Course & speed as required for towing target for HMS Swiftsure Officer Of Quarter firing (3 runs)

8.07am: Firing completed

8.15am: Proceeded into Trincomali harbour

10.19am: Stopped. Anchored.

4.00pm: Read warrants 35 & 36

Number on sick list 11


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28 May 1914

Trincomali

Lat 8.6, Long 81.2

3.55pm: 4 ratings joined ship from hospital

5.58pm: Weighed & proceeded, course as required for leaving harbour

8.00pm: Sighted Foul Light S78E 3½’

11.20pm: Sighted Batticaloa Light S10W

Number on sick list 12


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29 May 1914

Lat 6.3, Long 81.7

12.36am: Batticaloa Light abeam 10’

11.24am: Little Basses Light House abeam 3½’

2.00pm: Great Basses Light abeam 2’

5.03pm: Hambantota Light House abeam 6’

6.07pm: Sighted Dondra Hd Lt S81W

10.30pm: Sighted Point de Galle Light N55W

Number on sick list 17


[Hambantota light house is on the South Coast of Sri Lanka.]


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30 May 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

12.15am: Point de Galle Light abeam 4½’

2.00am: Sighted Barberyn Light N2E

7.40am: Mount Lavinia abeam 4½’

8.20am: Course as required for entering harbour

8.39am: Stopped. Picked up pilot

8.53am: Stopped, secured to buoys 13 & 19

3.15pm: Lighter came alongside with oil fuel

Number on sick list 15


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31 May 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.40am: Landed 19 Roman Catholics & 6 Wesleyans

In log 52 tons of coal taken on charge in accordance with AL N8 of 7th May & expended as extraordinary expenditure (from coaling at Batavia Dec 1913)

Number on sick list 11


[Well, that proves that something was definitely going on when the ship coaled through the night with her own crew and shot off in the morning minus pilot. We still don’t know the explanation though. Isn’t life frustrating!!]



LOGS FOR JUNE 1914


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1 June 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.00am: Commenced coaling (native labour)

2.40pm: Finished coaling

4.00pm: Landed small arms companies for rehearsal of parade on Galle Face

Number on sick list 12


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2 June 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.00am: Landed Small Arms Companies

6.00pm: 1 officers steward 2nd class joined ship

Number on sick list 13


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3 June 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

8.00am: Dressed overall in honour of HM the King’s birthday

Noon: Fired royal salute 21 guns

4.00pm: Landed 2 companies of seamen to take part in King’s birthday review on Galle Face

Number on sick list 11


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4 June 1914

Lat 7.1, Long 79.4

9.12am: Slipped & proceeded, course as required out of harbour

Number on sick list 11


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5 June 1914

Lat 9.0, Long 79.4

1.55am: Sighted Muttam Light N38 W

10.53am: Sighted Quilan Light House abeam 5½’

1.52pm: Sighted Alleppi Light House N20E

2.25pm: Passed through heavy rain squall

Other: 13 on sick list


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6 June 1914

Lat 12.4, Long 75.0

3.30am: Sighted Cotta Point Light N41E

3.04pm: Mangalore Light House abeam 7’

5.25pm: Sighted Calp Light abeam 8½’

6.15pm: North Island Light abeam 5½’

9.52pm: Pyrin [?] Island N10E

Number on sick list 11


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7 June 1914

Lat 15.8, Long 73.4

2.45am: Sighted Oyster Rock Light N20E

11.25am: Sighted Vengurla Rock [Light] N5E

7.45pm: Sighted Ratnagiri Light abeam 10’

9.00pm: Sighted Jaigarh Light N40E

Number on sick list 11


[Vengurla Rocks are also known as Burnt Islands and are about 7 miles off the coast.]


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8 June 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

3.50am: Sighted Rajapur Light

8.00am: Sighted Kundari Lt N11E

8.00am: Course as required for entering Bombay harbour.

9.10am: Stopped. Secured to South Transport buoy

Hands employed unbending boats’ sails & returning to sail room

1.00pm: Discharged 1 Officers Steward 2nd class to shore

2.00pm: Lent 4 signal ratings to dockyard signal station

Number on sick list 12


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9 June 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

6.00am: Slipped. Proceeded into harbour

9.00am: Hands discharging ammunition into lighters

Number on sick list 13


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10 June 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

1.00pm: Ship placed in Duncan dry dock

4.00pm: Ship’s company berthed in sailors home

Number on sick list 13


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11 June 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

1.00pm: Read Warrants No 37 & 38

5.30pm: Discharged 5 ratings to RN hospital

Number on sick list 13


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12 June 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

9.15am: Sub Lt Hutton joined ship

Number on sick list 13


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13 June 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 10


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14 June 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 11


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15 June 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 15


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16 June 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 14


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17 June 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 16


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18 June 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

11.20am: Read Warrant No 39

Number on sick list 13


[Something has gone wrong with the log here. The page seems to be labelled 13th June and was scanned after 15th June but the page for 18th June is missing and so the page has been re-dated and inserted in what seems to be the appropriate place.] 


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19 June 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 17


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20 June 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 16


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21 June 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 10


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22 June 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

8.00am: Dressed ships masthead flags, Coronation Day

Number on sick list 18


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23 June 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

11.30am: Read warrant no 40

Number on sick list 18


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24 June 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 18


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25 June 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 14


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26 June 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

1.00pm: Read warrants 41 & 42

Number on sick list 9


[The crew are still sleeping ashore and doing maintenance work on the ship while she is in dry dock.]


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27 June 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 8


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28 June 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 9


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29 June 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 6


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30 June 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 7



LOGS FOR JULY 1914


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1 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

8.00am: 7 ratings joined ship from HMS Harold

Number on sick list 9


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2 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 10


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3 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 12


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4 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 13


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5 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 13


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6 July 1914

Place: Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 13


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7 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

11.00am: Discharged 1 stoker to hospital

1.30pm: Read warrants nos 43 & 44

Number on sick list 13


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8 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 17


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9 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

11.30am: Discharged 1 cooks mate to hospital

Number on sick list 16


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10 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 12


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11 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 12


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12 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

10.00am: Half-masted colours


Number on sick list 14


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13 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

11.00am: Discharged to hospital 1 cooper, 1 ships carpenter, 2 Able Seamen, 1 stoker, 1 Leading Seaman

Number on sick list 25


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14 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

11.30am: Discharged 1 Leading Stoker & 1 Stoker to hospital

Number on sick list 25


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15 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 17


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16 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

11.30am: Discharged 1 Leading Stoker & 1 Able Seaman to hospital

Number on sick list 14


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17 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

1.00pm: Discharged 1 Able Seaman & 1 Stoker to hospital

Number on sick list 14


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18 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

11.30am: Discharged 1 stoker to hospital

Number on sick list 15


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19 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 14


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20 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

1.00pm: Discharged 1 Leading Seaman, 1 Lance Corporal & 1 Private RMLI, & 2 Stokers to hospital

Number on sick list 17


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21 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

9.00am: Sent gun trial party to RIMS Hardinge to carry out gun trials

10.30am: RIMS Hardinge proceeded to sea

12 Noon: Discharged 1 Chief Engine Room Artificer, 1 Leading Stoker, 1 Stoker & 1 Able Seaman to hospital

Number on sick list 13


[HMS/RIMS Hardinge is a troopship of 6250 tons, launched in 1900.]


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22 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

11.00am: Discharged to hospital 1 Leading Seaman, 1 Leading Stoker, 1 Stoker, 1 Plumbers mate.

 Number on sick list 18


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23 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

11.30am: Discharged to hospital 1 Stoker PO, 5 Stokers

Number on sick list 22


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24 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

11.00am: Discharged to hospital 1 Stoker, 2 Able Seamen

Number on sick list 17


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25 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

11.30am: Discharged to hospital 2 Able Seamen, 1 Ordinary Seaman

Number on sick list 13


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26 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 13


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27 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

11.30am: Discharged to hospital 1 Shipwright, 3 Stokers

Number on sick list 18


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28 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 13


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29 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 14


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30 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 17


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31 July 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 22


LOGS FOR AUGUST 1914


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1 August 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Ordered to take on charge 89 tons of coal by C in C’s memo no 534 of 24-7-14 – (expended as extraordinary expenditure.

Number on sick list 18


[This is written in a different hand and marked with a red asterisk, is this related to the incident in December 1913, I wonder.]


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2 August 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

11.15am: HMS Alert arrived & secured to docking buoy

Number on sick list 15


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3 August 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

9.30am: “Alert” proceeded into basin

Number on sick list 16


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4 August 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

9.00am: “Alert” proceeded into dock

1.00pm: Discharged 1 stoker to hospital

2.00pm: Hands employed bringing bags & hammocks to ship from sailors home

Number on sick list 15


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5 August 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

3.35am: Commenced flooding the dock

9.00am: Received news that England declared war on Germany

11.55am: Proceeded out of dock

Noon: Took pilot on board. Proceeded alongside sea wall Alexandria Dock for taking on oil fuel (93.198 tons)

6.10pm: Slipped from Alexandria Wharf & proceeded up harbour

9.00pm: Ammunitioning ship

10.00pm: Steam launch with armed crew patrolling round ship

Number on sick list 10


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6 August 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

1.00am: Commenced coaling (native labour)

Port Watch ammunitioning ship

Guard boat patrolling round ship

1.35pm: Finished coaling. Received 980 tons of coal

5.00pm: Complete with ammunition

9.00pm: Steam launch “Bahrein” on patrol round ship with armed crew

Number on sick list 10


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7 August 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

7.15am: Weighed & proceeded. Course as required to anchorage off Middle Grounds

8.00am: Surgeon Hobbs, 2 ERAs & 4 RNR ratings joined ship

Hands preparing ship for war

9.00am: Sub Lieutenant Homfray & sick berth ratings joined ship from hospital

11.15am: Weighed & proceeded

11.25am: Stopped to receive communication from shore

Number on sick list 15


[The log keeper has no illusions about the ships role!]


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8 August 1914

Lat 15.8, Long 67.5

10.00am: Hands stowing Lyddite shells

5.00pm: Exercised General Quarters. Prepared guns for night action. Tested communication.

7.00pm: Hands to night action stations

10.30pm: Hands at night action stations

Number on sick list 18


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9 August 1914

Lat 15.3, Long 62.8

Watch at night action stations

5.45am: Daylight. Secured from night action stations

10.00pm: Watch at night action stations

Number on sick list 15


[War is taken very seriously on Dartmouth.]


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10 August 1914

Lat 14.5, Long 58.9

Watch at night action stations

5.15am: Secured from night action stations. Returned ammunition.

7.00pm: Watch to night action stations.

Number on sick list 16


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11 August 1914

Lat 13.9, Long 54.1

Watch at night action stations

5.10am: Sighted vessel on port bow. Showed Italian colours

5.30am: Proceeded

7.00pm: Watch to night action stations

Number on sick list 12


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12 August 1914

Lat 13.2, Long 48.4

Watch at night action stations

5.30am: Secured from night action stations

7.00am: Sergeant K H Cockren RMLI passed away

9.00am: James Healey Engine Room Artificer passed away

12.40pm: Stopped. Held funeral service. Cockren and Healey buried at sea.

6.45pm: Watch at night action stations

Number on sick list 11


[Noon position 13o 13’ N, 48o 22’ E]


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13 August 1914

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

Watch at night action stations

12.50am: Chased vessel sighted on port bow

1.35am: Action stations

2.08am: Received vessels name, “Orama” from Colombo to Aden. Resumed course & speed.

4.50am: Sighted Moresby Light

5.00am: Course & speed as requisite for entering Aden harbour.

7.25am: Commenced coaling, native labour

Painted ships side grey

9.00am: Discharged 1 Engine Room Artificer & 1 Private RMLI to hospital

Received news that England had declared war against Austria

5.25pm: Finished coaling. Received 1005 tons

Number on sick list 18


[Orama became an Armed Merchant Cruiser of 12927 tons]


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14 August 1914

Aden

Lat 12.4, Long 44.6

6.45am: Slipped & proceeded out of harbour

12.20pm: Sighted & closed British steamer Ben Vorlich

3.00pm: Course as required for entering Perim Harbour.

3.25pm: Stopped. Anchored.

4.50pm: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour.

7.00pm: Watch to night action stations

Number on sick list 15


[Perim is a harbour in Yemen.]


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15 August 1914

Lat 13.0, Long 47.6

12.45am: Sighted Elephant Back Light, Aden

5.00am: Mr HJ Lewis, boatswain, placed under arrest for being asleep on his post as group control officer [entry signed HJ Lewis]

5.30am: Secured from night action stations. Returned ammunition.

9.45am: Divisions. Prayers. Read Articles of War.

12.30pm: Sighted merchant vessel on starboard bow, British SS Susquehama

3.00pm: Released Mr HJ Lewis, boatswain, from arrest without prejudice with regards to further action being taken. [also signed by HJ Lewis]

4.55pm: Sighted merchant vessel on starboard bow. Closed & communicated with P & O Nagoya [?]

5.33pm: Read warrant no 45

9.17pm: Altered course S31W to close steamer City of Norwich from Calcutta to Boston

Number on sick list 18


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16 August 1914

Lat 13.7, Long 52.5

Watch at night action stations

5.30am: Secured from night action stations, returned ammunition.

6.40pm: Darkened ship

7.05pm: Watch to night action stations

Number on sick list 20


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17 August 1914

Lat 15.2, Long 57.6

5.30am: Secured from night action stations, returned ammunition.

5.00pm: Quarters. Read warrants nos 46, 47, 48

7.05pm: Watch to night action stations


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18 August 1914

Lat 16.8, Long 62.5

1.53am: Sighted & closed SS Alan McBride

6.00am: Secured from night action stations. Returned ammunition.

7.05pm: Watch to night action stations.

Number on sick list 18


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19 August 1914

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8 [wrong no readings given in log]

5.45am: Secured from night action stations. Returned ammunition.

9.00am: Hands employed fitting fighting stay to fore topmast & top-gallant mast

7.05pm: Watch to night action stations.

Number on sick list 19


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20 August 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

6.00am: Secured from night action stations

7.00am: Sighted Prongo Lighthouse N68E

8.00am: Bombay Float Light abeam 3 cables. Stopped. Communicated with war signal station Bombay

9.10am: Moored ship 2 cables North of “Swiftsure”.

11.30am: Commenced coaling, native labour

1.00pm: Discharged to hospital: 1 stoker Petty Officer, 1 Leading Stoker, 3 Stokers, 1 Ordinary Seaman, 1 Sick Berth Attendant

6.00pm: Discharged Surgeon Hobbs to HMS Swiftsure

Number on sick list 22


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Other: ADM53/39336

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[The pages above show the blank end pages and covers of the log books.]


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Captain Judge D’Arcy RN

Tonnage 5250

Length 453’ 0”

Breadth 48’ 6”

Engines Manufacturer Vickers Sons & Maxim

IHP Natural draught 22,000

Description Parallel flow reaction type

Installed 1910

Boilers Manufacturer Vickers Sons & Maxim

Description 3 Dimn, small tube

Made & installed 1910

Propellers 4 3 bladed manganese bronze screws 6’ 8” diameter


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[DIRECTIONS with respect to Force of the Wind, Letters to denote State of the Weather, Figures to indicate the State of the Sea as used in log]


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[Details of armaments etc, as shown at beginning of history]


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21 August 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

12.40am: Finished coaling. Received 800 tons

10.30am: 1 Stoker joined ship from hospital

2.00pm: Discharged 1 Stoker to hospital

7.00pm: 5 RNR ratings joined ship

Number on sick list 15


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22 August 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

8.00am: Fired court-martial gun

10.00am: Court-martial assembled on board

Hands make & mend clothes

5.00pm: 1 Chief Stoker, 1 Leading Stoker, 2 Stokers joined ship

Number on sick list 15


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23 August 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 17


[Captain has started a rota of local leave.]


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24 August 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

9.30am: 1 Engine Room Artificer joined ship from RIMS Northbrook

1.00pm: HMS Swiftsure & convoy proceeded

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 49

Number on sick list 19


[RIMS Northbrook is believed to be a troopship of 5820 tons launched in 1907.]


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25 August 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

8.15am: RIMS Dalhousie arrived

Number on sick list 20


[RIMS Dalhousie is a troopship of 1960 tons launched in 1886.]


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26 August 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

5.00pm: 1 RNR & 1 ERA joined ship

6.00pm: 1 rating joined ship from hospital

Number on sick list 18


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27 August 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

11.00am: Lost overboard by accident: 1 bucket, 1 trowel, 1 shoemaker’s knife

Number on sick list 20


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28 August 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 21


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29 August 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

Number on sick list 17


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30 August 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

7.15am: Landed church parties Roman Catholics 7, Wesleyans 5

3.30pm: Discharged Mr Lewis, boatswain, to SS Egypt for passage to England

Number on sick list 19


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31 August 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

7.45am: Commenced coaling. Native labour.

11.00am: 1 Petty Officer Telegraphist joined ship and placed under arrest

12.10pm: Finished coaling. Received 120 tons of coal

10.40pm: Unmoored. Liberty men recalled from shore

Number on sick list 18



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1914


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1 September 1914

Bombay

Lat 18.3, Long 72.7

Hands at night action stations

7.00am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

10.10am: Sighted vessel on starboard bow. Course as requisite for closing her. Exercised Action Stations

11.13am: Sighted vessel on port beam. Course as requisite for closing her.

3.20pm: Course as requisite for entering Bombay harbour.

4.05pm: Stopped. Communicated with Port War Signal Station

9.00pm: Starboard battery at night action stations

Number on sick list 15


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2 September 1914

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.8

10.00am: Lost overboard by accident: lower buckler of S II gun

Noon: HMS Dufferin arrived

12.30pm: Discharged 1 seedie boy to hospital, 2 to shore

4.05pm: Commenced coaling

Discharged 1 RNR to shore

6.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 90 tons

8.00pm: P I gun at night action stations

Number on sick list 13


[HMS Dufferin is a troopship of 7457 tons belonging to the Royal Indian Marine. She was launched in 1904.]


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3 September 1914

Bombay

Lat 18.8, Long 72.5

1.00am: P III gun at night action stations

3.30am: X gun at night action stations

4.30am: Prepared for sea

9.08am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour in company with convoy of 7 troopships

5.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 50

Number on sick list 14


[Convoy listed as SS Lulana[?] SS Lila, SS Elysia, SS Barola, SS Faltala, SS Thongwe, SS Mongara]


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4 September 1914

Lat 18.6, Long 69.8

5.30am: Secured from night action stations

10.15am: Sighted transports Dongola & Somali steering East

4.30pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 51

6.45pm: Watch to night action stations

Number on sick list 14


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5 September 1914

Lat 18.3, Long 66.0

5.30am: Secured from night action stations

6.50pm: Watch to night action stations


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6 September 1914

Lat 18.1, Long 62.2

Number on sick list 11


[Captain has ship at night action stations]


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7 September 1914

Lat 17.8, Long 58.3

1.30pm: Mr Thomas F Richards, Assistant [?] Engineer is logged for general neglect & carelessness in carrying out of his duties. [signed TF Richards]

4.30pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 52

Number on sick list 13


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8 September 1914

Lat 16.4, Long 54.7

1.43pm: Proceeded, course & speed as required to communicate with “Mongara”, convoy stopped

2.14pm: Took up original station & proceeded as before

Number on sick list 14


[SS Mongara was built by Swan, Hunter & Wigmore on the Tyne in 1914. She was owned by the British India Steam Navigation Co. An Austrian submarine torpedoed her off Messina in 1917 but without loss of life.]


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9 September 1914

Lat 14.7, Long 51.4

2.00am: Encountered thick fog. Sounding every 20 mins.

6.30am: Weather cleared

9.35pm: Sighted steamer on port bow. Closed & communicated with SS Kenmore, Liverpool to Karachi

Number on sick list 13


[SS Kenmore, a 3919 ton cargo vessel, was built in1912 by Richardson, Duck & Co at Stockton-on-Tees. She was torpedoed in 1917 with the loss of 5 lives.]


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10 September 1914

Lat 13.1, Long 47.8

4.00pm: Increased to full speed, smoke of steamer sighted N20W. Course as required to close. Convoy maintaining course & speed.

5.08pm: Stopped & communicated with SS Assocan [?]

6.50pm: Rejoined convoy

Number on sick list 13


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11 September 1914

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

12.40am: Sighted steamer on starboard bow, SS Ovid, Collier No 226, Aden to Colombo

1.35am: Sighted steamer ahead, SS Friesland, steam tug with dredger in tow, Aden to Colombo

3.30am: Sighted steamer ahead, SS Wellington, collier no 196, Cardiff to Hong Kong

7.00am: Sighted Aden N50W

8.10am: Sighted HMS Northbrook ahead

9.00am: Stopped. Communicated with Northbrook, transferred convoy to her

9.50am: Proceeded into Aden harbour

11.30am: Commenced coaling

4.00pm: 1 stoker joined from hospital

8.30pm: Finished coaling, received 860 tons of coal

Number on sick list 13


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12 September 1914

Aden

Lat 13.0, Long 46.4

7.05am: Slipped & weighed. Proceeded, course & speed as required, out of harbour.

7.44am: Ras Morsby Light House N2W

12.30pm: Lost overboard through line parting: 1 rotator

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant nos 53,54, 55

Number on sick list 15


[Captain has reinstated night action stations]


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13 September 1914

Lat 15.6, Long 53.7

6.10pm: Sighted steamer, 2 points on starboard bow, SS Ryton (Port Said to Karachi)

Number on sick list 17


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14 September 1914

Lat 19.6, Long 60.1

Number on sick list 15


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15 September 1914

Karachi

Lat 24.6, Long 66.5

11.40am: Sighted Cape Monze N42E

1.20pm: Stopped. Picked up pilot. Proceeded into Karachi harbour

4.00pm: Commenced coaling & taking up fuel oil. Received 74.54 tons

Number on sick list 15


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16 September 1914

Karachi

Lat 24.9, Long 67.0

1.00pm: Divers examined under water fittings

4.00pm: Received 500 tons of coal

Number on sick list 12


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17 September 1914

Karachi

Lat 24.9, Long 67.0

8.00am: Recommenced coaling

9.50pm: Finished coaling. Received 600 tons of coal

Number on sick list 12


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18 September 1914

Karachi

Lat 24.9, Long 67.0

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 11


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19 September 1914

Karachi

Lat 24.9, Long 67.0

Number on sick list 10


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20 September 1914

Karachi

Lat 24.9, Long 67.0

6.20pm: HMS Hardinge proceeded to outer anchorage

7.00pm: HMS Minto sailed

8.45pm: Hands employed provisioning ship

Number on sick list 12


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21 September 1914

Karachi

Lat 24.3, Long 66.5

7.00am: Proceeded. Course & speed as required out of harbour to join convoy off Nanora

8.40am: Proceeded in company with convoy

List of ships in convoy: HMS Hardinge, City of Lahore, Pa~d~a, A[...]nda, Ekima, Derah[...], Elephan Is, Coconada, Bra~fels, City of Poona, Erinp~re, Dilwa~a

Number on sick list 14


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22 September 1914

Lat 21.8, Long 64.3

Number on sick list 14


[Captain has reinstated night action stations and lots of exercises]


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23 September 1914

Lat 18.8, Long 61.7

Noon: Sighted convoy under HMS Swiftsure (flag)

12.25pm: Course & speed as required for manoeuvring convoy into station 14 cables on starboard beam of flag.

2.40pm: Took station 2 cables on port beam of HMS Fox

3.40pm: HMS Fox & Dartmouth with SS Kenfail, Begum, Bandra parted company with flag

Number on sick list 17


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24 September 1914

Lat 15.7, Long 61.0

Number on sick list 15


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25 September 1914

Lat 12.3, Long 60.3

9.25am: Veered target astern

9.40am: Proceeded, course & speed as required for carrying out .303 aiming practice

1.37pm: Sighted smoke on starboard bow S41W. Increased to full speed on available boilers. Course as required to close steamer steering N80W

6.10pm: Fired shot across steamer's bow

6.25pm: Stopped. Boarded and examined Dutch mail steamer Insulende (Colombo to Suez)

6.57pm: Proceeded

Number on sick list 17


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26 September 1914

Lat 9.0, Long 59.4

10.00am: Gunlayers & trainers at .303 aiming practice at target towed by “Fox”

4.30pm: Quarters. Read Warrants No 56 & 57

Number on sick list 16


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27 September 1914

Lat 6.8, Long 57.1

1.40pm: Parted company with HMS Fox and proceeded with SS Bandra and Begum


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28 September 1914

Lat 4.8, Long 54.2

Number on sick list 18


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29 September 1914

Lat 2.5, Long 51.4

Number on sick list 18


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30 September 1914

Lat 0.1, Long 48.8

8.45am: Sighted steamer on starboard bow, SS Palancotta, Mombasa to Bombay

5.00pm: Prepared for night defences. Took station 2 cables astern of “Begum”

Number on sick list 14


THE VOYAGES OF HMS DARTMOUTH
Operations off Eastern Africa

JP map Dartmouth Eastern Africa

LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1914


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1 October 1914

Lat -1.8, Long 45.0

6.00am: Took station 3 cables on port beam of “Begum”

9.10pm: Intercepted SS Soya Queen[?] from Mombasa to Abadan (Persian Gulf)

11.35pm: Took station astern of “Begum” 2 cables

Number on sick list 15


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2 October 1914

Lat -4.1, Long 39.8

5.00am: Parted company with convoy. Lighted fires in all boilers & worked up to full speed to proceed to assistance of HMS Chatham on shore

11.00am: Sighted Chatham ashore on Leven Reefs

12.16pm: Stopped. Communicated with “Chatham”

2.45pm: Henry John Phillips, Stoker Petty Officer departed this life.

3.50pm: Weighed & proceeded to close Chatham

5.30pm: Weighed & proceeded SE

5.55pm: Stopped. Buried at sea late Henry John Phillips Stoker Petty Officer

7.05pm: Proceeded. Course & speed as required. Took under charge “Begum” & “Bandra”.

8.00pm: Patrolling along coast

Number on sick list 14


[HMS Chatham was a light cruiser of 5400 tons, launched in 1911 at Chatham Dockyard. She was lent to the Royal New Zealand Navy in 1920 and sold in 1926. In 1922 the crew of the Chatham donated a cup to the New Zealand Football Association. This became the Chatham Cup, the New Zealand equivalent of the British FA Cup. She is part of the OW fleet.

Leven Reefs are off Zanzibar.]


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3 October 1914

Lat -4.1, Long 39.7

Patrolling along coast off Mombasa with SS Banda & Begum

6.00am: HMS Chatham proceeded into Mombasa Harbour

8.00am: Took up pilot. Weighed & proceeded up Kilindini Harbour

11.00am: Collier Newbridge came alongside

2.30pm: Collier Newbridge shoved off

HMS Fox & transport arrived

3.00pm: Collier Banffshire came alongside

4.10pm: Commenced coaling

Number on sick list 14


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4 October 1914

Kilindini Mombasa

Lat -4.1, Long 39.7

Coaling ship

11.00am: Discharged 1 Chief Petty Officer & 2 Stokers to hospital

4.30pm: Midshipman RNR M Pitcairn discharged to “Fox”

Number on sick list 11


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5 October 1914

Lat -5.2, Long 39.4

3.30am: Finished coaling. Received 1057 tons

5.30am: Collier shoved off

5.45am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as required out of harbour

9.30am: Ras Kegomacha Light House S4E

1.30pm: Sighted Mwana Mwana Light House

2.15pm: Course as required for proceeding to Zanzibar Head through English Passage

4.05pm: Stopped & anchored

8.00pm: Guard boat patrolling round ship

Number on sick list 20


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6 October 1914

Lat -6.8, Long 39.8

6.00am: Weighed & proceeded

12.22pm: Sighted Latham Island S70E

3.45pm: Sighted Moresby Point S31W

Number on sick list 20


[Latham Island is part of Tanzania]


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7 October 1914

Lat -10.2, Long 40.4

6.45am: Course & speed for entering Lindi Harbour to search for evenings ships

7.20am: Proceeded out of Lindi Harbour

10.00am: Course & speed as required for entering & leaving Mikindani Bay

1.35pm: Altered course S36E to examine Ruvuma[?] Bay

Number on sick list 14


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8 October 1914

Lat -14.3, Long 41.6

Number on sick list 10


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9 October 1914

Lat -16.9, Long 39.6

5.30am: Reduced revolutions while closing Caldina [?] Island to search for German cruiser Konigsberg

7.00am: No sign of above mentioned ship

7.30am: Stopped & searched dhows

1.40pm: Sighted Casmina ?] Island S89W & Epidendion[?] island N84W

3.40pm: Sighted stranger on starboard bow

5.00pm: Boarded German tug “Adjutant”. Made capture.

Transporting officers & crew & their crew from tug to ship

8.00pm: Took tug in tow

Made Captain, 5 officers & 19 men prisoners of war

11.50pm: Weighed

Number on sick list 11


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10 October 1914

Lat -16.7, Long 40.3

12.10am: Proceeded with tug “Adjutant” in tow. Course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

12.10pm: Stopped. Veered provisions astern to tug.

12.12pm: Proceeded

4.30pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 59.

Number on sick list 15


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11 October 1914

Lat -14.1, Long 42.0

Tug “Adjutant” in tow

Number on sick list 16


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12 October 1914

Lat -10.4, Long 41.6

2.25am: Course & speed as required for closing & speaking steamer Umfuli (Mombasa to Durban in company with SS Banffshire)

2.15pm: Stopped. Transferred Sub Lieutenant Lewis & prize crew to tug “Adjutant” & proceeded to North

Number on sick list 17


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13 October 1914

Lat -4.1, Long 39.7

6.25am: Sighted Pemba Island on port bow

7.30am: Sighted “Fox” on starboard bow

8.10am: Stopped. Captain repaired on board “Fox”

8.45am: Captain returned. “Fox” proceeded southward

9.30am: Course & speed as required for entering Port Kilindini

11.45am: Collier came alongside

2.30pm: Commenced coaling

Number on sick list 16


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14 October 1914

Lat -4.1, Long 39.7

8.30am: Discharged to hospital: 1 Leading Signalman, 1 Signalman, 1 Able Seaman, 1 Private RMLI

Discharged to shore 2 Lascars

10.30am: Four German officers & 5 seamen of tug “Adjutant”, prisoners, entrained for Nairobi

Noon: Received 40 tons oil fuel

4.55pm: Finished coaling. 962 tons.

5.30pm: Collier shoved off

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour.

Number on sick list 14


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15 October 1914

Lat -9.2, Long 40.8

4.30pm: Quarters. Exercised General Quarters. Prepared for night action. Read warrants 60, 61

Number on sick list 17


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16 October 1914

Lat -12.0, Long 40.8

9.10am: Course & speed as required for closing HMS Weymouth

9.55am: Stopped. Captain of Weymouth come on board.

12.10pm: Captain of Weymouth left ship

12.13pm: Proceeded. Course & speed as required into Pemba Bay to search for Konigsberg.

2.15pm: Proceeded out of Pemba Bay

3.40pm: Maunhane Point abeam 4’

Number on sick list 16


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17 October 1914

Off Angoche Island

Lat -16.2, Long 39.9

7.30am: Course as required for approaching Angoche Port to search for German cruiser Konigsberg

9.30am: Matamede Island N55W 4’

11.15am: Course & speed as required for closing Hurd [?] Island

Noon: Sent ashore armed cutters crew to search island

1.15pm: Weighed & proceeded, course as required for searching inside Angoche Island for cruiser Konigsberg

5.15pm: Stopped to examine suspicious object which proved to be floating whale skeleton

Number on sick list 12


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18 October 1914

Lat -16.4, Long 40.0

10.15am: Searching the coast from Caldeira Island to Huddart Shoal

5.00pm: Huddart Shoal abeam 6’

Number on sick list 12


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19 October 1914

Lat -15.0, Long 40.9

5.15am: Sighted St George Island Light N14W

7.30am: Course & speed as required for entering Mozambique Harbour

8.42am: Saluted Portuguese flag 21 guns

9.30am: His Britannic Majesty’s Vice Consul visited ship

11.15am: Proceeded. Course as required out of harbour

Number on sick list 11


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20 October 1914

Lat -17.2, Long 39.1

6.30am: Sighted Hurd [?] Island ahead. Course as required for searching Angoche Island & Primeira Island

4.30pm: Quarters. Exercised General Quarters. Prepared for major action

Number on sick list 13


[Primeira Island may be the archipelago of uninhabited islands off coast at Pembane/Pebane.]


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21 October 1914

Lat -15.1, Long 41.2

3.30pm: Course & speed as required to intercept Portuguese steamer “Luabo”

Number on sick list 11


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22 October 1914

Lat -13.6, Long 43.6

4.30pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 62

5.00pm: Sighted Mont Chongui, Mayotte Islands N60E 48’

Number on sick list 11


[Mayotte Island is part of the Comoro Islands and belongs to France]


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23 October 1914

Lat -12.9, Long 45.2

4.30am: Sighted Mayotte Island ahead

7.00am: Course as required for entering Bandeli [Bandrélé]

10.00am: Collier Bronwen came alongside

11.00am: Commenced coaling

The Administrator of Mayotte Island came aboard

Fired salute 15 guns

Number on sick list 10


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24 October 1914

Mayotte Island

Lat -12.9, Long 45.2

11.15pm: Finished coaling, received 1078 tons of coal

Number on sick list 14


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25 October 1914

Lat -12.3, Long 44.0

8.00am: Weighed & proceeded, course as required out of harbour through Bandeli pass

1.00pm: Searching Johannah Island

5.19pm: Stopped to effect repairs to steering engine

5.24pm: Slow ahead steered by screws

5.30pm: Steered by helm

6.10pm: Marosi Island, Mohilla Island N15W 4’

Number on sick list 15


[Johanna[h] Island and Mohilla Island are both members of the Comoro group of islands.]


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26 October 1914

Mozambique

[Lat -15.0, Long 40.7 (est)]

7.00am: Sighted land on starboard bow. Table Mountain S82W

8.30am: Course & speed for entering Mozambique Harbour

8.53am: Saluted Country, Portuguese ensign, 21 guns

9.00am: Fort returned salute

Hands striking down coal

4.10pm: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

4.35pm: St George Island Light House N87W 1.5’

Number on sick list 15


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27 October 1914

[Lat -17.3, Long 38.1 (est)]

7.20am: Sighted Casmaina [?] Island N33W

8.00am: Course & speed as required for closing Mwalaka River

10.40am: Sent away armed steam cutter crew to search entrance to River Mwalaka

1.25pm: Weighed & proceeded

4.00pm: Course & speed as required for examining entrance to River Monuga[?]

5.15pm: Point Maverani North 7’

Number on sick list 17


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28 October 1914

Lat -17.9, Long 37.3

6.30am: Sighted HMS Weymouth ahead

7.15am: Stopped. Captain of “Weymouth” came on board

9.20am: Weighed & proceeded as required for approaching Macuse River

10.30am: Sent away steam cutter to search River Macuse

3.00pm: Weighed & proceeded

4.30pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 63

Number on sick list 17


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29 October 1914

Lat -21.0, Long 35.5

3.08pm: Cape Bazaruto light house abeam 9’

8.07pm: Sighted light on starboard bow

8.20pm: Course & speed to close steamer, spoke to Swedish steamer “Atlantic” bound from Delegoa[?] Bay to Benin

Number on sick list 20


[Cape Bazaruto lighthouse is in Mozambique, I believe it is now inactive.]


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30 October 1914

Lat -23.1, Long 35.8

7.45am: Sighted Burra Light House

11.25am: Stopped. Spoke to SS Wanderer and SS Kelimba

Number on sick list 20


[Burra lighthouse is probably Ponta da Barra lighthouse in Mozambique.]


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31 October 1914

Lat -18.8, Long 39.0

4.30pm: Quarters. Read warrant nos 64, 65

Number on sick list 24



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1914


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1 November 1914

Lat -14.0, Long 42.0

Number on sick list 24


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2 November 1914

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

8.12am: Sighted HMS Weymouth

8.40am: Course & speed as requisite for passing through South Mafia Channel

9.00am: “Weymouth” took station astern 2 cables

10.30am: Sighted HMS Chatham

2.14pm: Proceeded as requisite for approaching mouth of Simba Uranga River

3.05pm: Anchored

3.18pm: Fired 38 Lyddite shell at German steamer Somali over land, range 8900 [yards]. Fired 4 shrapnel at shore

3.31pm: Ceased fire

4.44pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite to Northward. Parted company with “Chatham” & “Weymouth”.

Number on sick list 25


[The Mafia Channel runs between Mafia Island and the coast of Tanzania at the Rufiji delta. Simba Uranga is on the delta and this whole area was under German control at this time.]


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3 November 1914

Port Kilindini, Mombasa

Lat -4.1, Long 39.7

7.30am: Course & speed as requisite for entering Port Kilindini, Mombasa

Noon: Collier Penmorvah came alongside

1.25pm: Commenced coaling

Midnight Ceased coaling for night

Number on sick list 25


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4 November 1914

Port Kilindini, Mombasa

Lat -4.1, Long 39.7

4.30am: Re-started coaling

8.30am: Started taking in oil fuel, received 55 tons

11.30am: 8 Seedie boys joined ship

1.50pm: Provision lighter came alongside

5.30pm: Lighter with Engineer’s stores came alongside

7.20pm: Completed coaling, received 1135 tons.

Number on sick list 32


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5 November 1914

Mombasa

Lat -4.1, Long 39.7

8.00am: Collier shoved off

9.00am: 8 Seedies discharged to shore

5.20pm: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

6.30pm: Altered course to avoid SS Newbridge

8.45pm: Sighted Kegomacha Light S4W

Number on sick list 37


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6 November 1914

Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

2.20am: Sighted Zanzibar Island North Light S12W

3.50am: Course as requisite for approaching Zanzibar

7.30am: 4 seamen & 4 marines joined

12.03pm: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour through Southern Pass

5.45pm: Sighted “Chatham”, “Weymouth” & “Dupleix” ahead.

6.15pm: Anchored. “Dupleix” alongside

6.30pm: Discharged 4 seamen & 4 marines to “Dupleix”

8.00pm: “Dupleix” shoved off

Prepared steam cutter for man[ning] & arming

Number on sick list 40


[“Dupleix” was a French armoured cruiser of 7700 tons. She was launched in 1900 and decommissioned in 1919.]


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7 November 1914

Mafia

Lat -7.9, Long 39.8

3.30am: Steam cutter left ship for boat attack on harbour

4.30am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite to entrance of river

5.50am: Fired 10 rounds Lyddite at left point of entrance, range 10,300 [yds]

6.00am: fired 4 rounds Lyddite at supposed position of enemy’s gun, range 12.000 [yds]

7.04am: Weighed & proceeded

8.00am: Steam cutter returned

9.00am: Hands employed painting ship & as requisite

11.20am: “Chatham” weighed & proceeded

1.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

6.10pm: “Weymouth” weighed & proceeded

6.45pm: Armed steam cutter rowed guard

10.00pm: Steam cutter returned. Kept steam all night

Number on sick list 32


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8 November 1914

Mafia

Lat -7.9, Long 39.8

6.00am: Weighed & proceeded towards Koma Island

8.00am: Sent away armed cutter in tow of steamboat to investigate dhow on Koma Island

9.30am: Landing party returned to ship

Hands employed transporting coal

8.00pm: At night action stations, Maxims manned, steam cutter rowing guard

11.00pm: Steam cutter returned

Number on sick list 34


[Koma Island is another island in Tanzania near to Mafia Island.]


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9 November 1914

Off Mafia

Lat -7.9, Long 39.8

8.00am: Hands employed transporting coal, refilling maxim belts & as requisite

11.57am: Weighed & proceeded

12.37pm: Anchored

2.45pm: SS Dupleix anchored ESE 3 cables from “Dartmouth”

5.00pm: Maxim’s gun crew sent to “Dupleix”

9.00pm: 2 Engine Room Artificers, 1 SPO & 6 stokers sent to “Dupleix” for duty

Number on sick list 30


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10 November 1914

Off Mafia

Lat -7.9, Long 39.8

4.00am: SS Newbridge, SS Dupleix & 4 armed steamboats proceeded into Pinta Maya entrance where SS Newbridge was sunk to block channel. HM Ships Chatham & Weymouth shelling banks of entrance.

7.35am: Weighed & proceeded to close Weymouth

8.05am: Blocking operations complete, steam cutter returned to ship

9.10am: Weighed & proceeded as required to close “Fox”

9.30am: Ratings lent to “Dupleix” returned to ship

1.00pm: Lieutenant Lauriston joined ship

1.40pm: Weighed & proceeded through South Mafia channel.

Number on sick list 30


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11 November 1914

Lat -11.9, Long 41.1

2.00pm: Hands make mend clothes

Seedie boys transporting coal

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant no 66

Number on sick list 26


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12 November 1914

Lat -16.9, Long 40.2

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Seedie boys transporting coal

Number on sick list 27


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13 November 1914

Lat -20.9, Long 37.9

Number on sick list 24


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14 November 1914

Lat -25.5, Long 35.0

5.30am: Sighted land on starboard beam

Number on sick list 22


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15 November 1914

Durban

Lat -29.5, Long 31.6

4.25am: Sighted Cape.St.Lucia Light S70W

2.30pm: Stopped. Embarked pilot

2.40pm: Proceeded. Course as required for entering Port Natal

3.10pm: Secured to No 1 buoy Port Natal

4.00pm: Coal lighters came alongside

Number on sick list 18


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16 November 1914

Durban

Lat -29.9, Long 31.0

7.15am: Commenced coaling with native labour

2.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 360 tons of coal

3.15pm: Slipped & proceeded out of harbour

3.30pm: Stopped. Disembarked pilot.

7.42pm: Sighted Port Shepstone Light S47W

Number on sick list 19


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17 November 1914

Lat -33.5, Long 27.5

1.10am: Cape Hermes Light abeam 19’

9.00am: Sighted steamer on starboard bow, altered course to try to close her

11.15am: Sighted steamer on starboard bow, altered course to close her

11.52am: Stopped. Spoke to SS Spectator.

2.07pm: Great Fish Light House N27W

6.20pm: Sighted Biro Island Light N33W

8.15pm: Cape Recife Light abeam 9’

Number on sick list 18


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18 November 1914

Lat -34.9, Long 22.6

1.34am: Seal Island Light abeam 17’

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

8.45pm: Sighted Cape Agulhas Light N22W

Number on sick list 19


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19 November 1914

Simons Bay

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

1.00am: Danger Point Light N25E

2.00am: Sighted Cape of Good Hope Light

7.30am: Course & speed as requisite for entering Simons Bay

8.45am: Secured in Selborne Dry Dock, Simonstown

Hands employed scraping & painting ship’s bottom

5.00pm: Discharged 6 ratings to hospital

Number on sick list 18


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20 November 1914

Simonstown

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

Hands scraping & painting ship’s bottom

1.30pm: Fumigating ship. Hands living in shed on shore

Number on sick list 12


[Captain has started system of local leave.]


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21 November 1914

Simonstown

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

9.00am: Hands employed drawing stores & as requisite

1.30pm: Hands employed painting ship’s bottom & as requisite

4.15pm: Read warrant nos 67, 68, 69

5.30pm: HMS Weymouth arrived & anchored

Number on sick list 13


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22 November 1914

Simonstown

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

9.00am: Landed Church parties. Church of England parties on board “Hyacinth” & “Astraea”

Number on sick list 16


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23 November 1914

Simonstown

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

4.00pm: Read warrant nos 70, 71

Number on sick list 14


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24 November 1914

Simonstown

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

Number on sick list 14


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25 November 1914

Simonstown

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

9.00am: Undocked. Proceeded as requisite to No 4 buoy

10.30am: HM Ships Hyacinth & Astraea proceeded into False Bay

2.00pm: SS Bendur[?], collier, came alongside

3.15pm: Commenced coaling

4.30pm: “Hyacinth” & “Astraea” returned & secured to moorings

11.00pm: Ceased coaling

Number on sick list 12


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26 November 1914

Simonstown

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

4.30am: Re-commenced coaling

6.00pm: HMS Armadale Castle arrived & anchored

6.43pm: Finished coaling. Received 1126 tons

Number on sick list 11


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27 November 1914

Simonstown

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

8.00am: HMS Minotaur arrived & secured to moorings

Number on sick list 11


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28 November 1914

Simonstown

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

8.00am: Albion proceeded into False Bay

1.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 9


[HMS Albion was a pre-dreadnought battleship of 12,950 tons, launched in1892 at the Thames Ironworks & Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Leamouth, London and sold in 1919. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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29 November 1914

Simonstown

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

9.00am: Chaplain of Minotaur held Divine Service on board.

Church parties landed

9.30pm: Prepared for sea

10.00pm: Mr Brett, Gunner & 1 Sick Berth Attendant joined ship

Number on sick list 7


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30 November 1914

Simonstown

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

3.00am: Slipped, proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving Simon’s Bay

9.00am: Sighted steamer on starboard bow. Altered course to close steamer

1.00pm: Hands scrub & wash clothes.

Number on sick list 7



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1914


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1 December 1914

Lat -28.6, Long 10.0

6.30am: Seedie boys transporting coal

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

5.05pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant no 72

Number on sick list 6


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2 December 1914

Lat -24.4, Long 4.5

7.30am: Hands cleaning ship & transporting coal

Noon: Sold effects of late SPO Phillips & late Sergeant RMLI

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

8.45pm: Sighted steamer on starboard bow. “Action”. Courses & speeds for approaching steamer

10.00pm: Stopped. Boarded steamer SS Clan MacLeod, Melbourne to London. Allowed her to proceed.

Number on sick list 6


[Sergeant Cockren died 12th Aug and was buried at sea. SPO Phillips died on 2nd Oct and was also buried at sea.

SS Clan MacLeod was a cargo ship of ~5000 tons, built in 1903 by Furness Withy & Co, West Hartlepool. She was sunk by shellfire from a U-boat 1.12.1915. http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?136707]



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3 December 1914

Lat -19.9, Long -1.6

Number on sick list 8


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4 December 1914

St. Helena

Lat -15.9, Long -5.7

5.10am: Sighted St. Helena N15W

7.30am: Course as requisite for entering Jamestown Harbour

8.40am: Collier Camora secured alongside

9.30am: Commenced alongside

Number on sick list 8


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5 December 1914

St Helena

Lat -15.9, Long -5.7

2.00am: Complete with coal. Received 950 tons of coal

Darkened ship

7.00am: Collier left ship

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 9


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6 December 1914

St Helena

Lat -15.9, Long -5.7

9.45pm: Look out on West Point reported 3 lights apparently signalling

10.35pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite

Number on sick list 8


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7 December 1914

St Helena

Lat -15.9, Long -5.7

5.30am: Course as requisite for approaching harbour

Number on sick list 10


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8 December 1914

St Helena

Lat -15.9, Long -5.7

7.30am: Collier Zamora[?] secured alongside

8.00am: Commenced coaling

11.55am: Complete with coal. Received 210 tons of coal

3.00pm: Ladder Hill lookout reported steamer in sight

4.00pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course as requisite to cut off steamer

4.35pm: Stopped. Boarded SS Queen Louise, Wendeen[?] to Melbourne, general cargo. Allowed her to proceed.

5.15pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite for returning to harbour

Number on sick list 10


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9 December 1914

St Helena

Lat -15.9, Long -5.7

2.00pm: Hands scrub & wash clothes

Number on sick list 9


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10 December 1914

St Helena

Lat -15.9, Long -5.7

6.30am: Collier Zamora secured alongside

7.45am: Commenced coaling

11.00am: Finished coaling. Received 180 tons.

Noon: Weighed & proceeded

1.30am: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 7


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11 December 1914

St Helena to Martim Vas

Lat -17.6, Long -11.2

Number on sick list 10


[Martim Vas is an archipelago in the South Atlantic of the coast of Brazil]


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12 December 1914

Lat -18.7, Long -16.2

Number on sick list 11


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13 December 1914

Lat -19.5, Long -21.2

Hands transporting coal

9.30pm: Altered course for Pernambuco

Number on sick list 11


[Pernambuco is a state of Brazil]


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14 December 1914

Lat -16.6, Long -26.0

Hands transporting coal & rigging splinter nets & shelters

Number on sick list 12


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15 December 1914

Lat -12.1, Long -31.1

2.30pm: Sighted barque on starboard bow, course as requisite to close her

3.35pm: Spoke Barque Dagmar

Number on sick list 13


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16 December 1914

Pernambuco

Lat -8.1, Long -34.9

4.20am: Sighted steamship on starboard bow. Altered course to close her.

4.55am: Stopped. Boarded steamer SS St Patrick, Buenos Aires to Helsinborg,

7.05am: Sighted land on starboard bow

8.00am: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour

9.20am: Saluted flag of country with 21 guns

11.00am: Logged Lieutenant Arthur H Polhill for speaking in an insubordinate & impertinent manner to the Captain when spoken to for being in the chart room when Officer of the Watch. [signed by Arthur H Polhill]

3.30pm: Coaling ship

7.00pm: Armed steam cutter rowed guard. Maxims manned.

Number on sick list 14


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17 December 1914

Pernambuco

Lat -8.1, Long -34.9

9.00am: Coal lighter left ship. Received 480 tons

10.10am: Weighed & proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving harbour. Spoke SS Wascana

Number on sick list 13


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18 December 1914

Lat -5.0, Long -35.5

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & transporting coal

11.20am: Course & speed as requisite for examining anchorage of Caicara

12.30pm: Stopped.

12.36pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving Caicara anchorage

2.45pm: Sighted steamer on starboard bow, course & speed as requisite to close her. Action.

3.25pm: Stopped. Boarded steamer Jauregik[?], Maine to Pernambuco.

Number on sick list 15


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19 December 1914

Lat -3.5, Long -38.6

5.00am: Slipped & proceeded

6.20am: Course as requisite for entering Ceara Bay

7.35am: Stopped. Anchored.

10.00am: Vice-consul of Ceara came on board

11.10am: Weighed & proceeded

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 14


[Ceara is a state in the North East of Brazil.]


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20 December 1914

St Anne Channel

[Lat -2.31, Long -43.67 (est)]

3.00am: Lost overboard by accident: 1 sinker 0170 for sounding

8.40am: Course & speed as requisite for seaching St Anne’s Channel

Number on sick list 12


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21 December 1914

Lat -0.8, Long -46.0

12.25pm: Sighted smoke ahead

1.50pm: Stopped, Boarded SS Anselm, Booth Line for Paris

Number on sick list 10


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22 December 1914

Lat 2.8, Long -50.4

Noon: Course as requisite for approaching anchorage of Marina Island

1.55pm: No ship in anchorage

3.00pm: Sounding every 5 min

Number on sick list 10


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23 December 1914

Lat 5.6, Long -51.6

1.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 9


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24 December 1914

Lat 8.4, Long -56.9

Number on sick list 9


[There seems to be a routine of ‘shipkeeping’ in the morning, leisure in the afternoon and night action stations with just the occasional stop and search.]


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25 December 1914

Trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

6.40am: Sighted land on port bow (Trinidad Island)

7.30am: Galena Point Light House S83W7’

9.20am: Sighted ship on port bow

Spoke SS Eastern Prince for Trinidad

Slow both to read signal from shore station

11.46am: Stopped to pick up KH Master

12.15pm: Proceeded, course as requisite for Port of Spain

2.30pm: Commenced coaling with native labour

Number on sick list 10


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26 December 1914

Port of Spain

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

10.00am: Coaling ship (Received 1145 tons)

Divers examining bilge keel

Noon: Rec'd 40 tons of oil fuel

Number on sick list 11


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27 December 1914

Trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

7.00am: Divers examining bilge keel

1.30pm: Finished diving

2.00pm: Weighed & proceeded through Boco de Mona

Number on sick list 11


[Boco de Mona(s) / Monos is a channel off Trinidad & Tobago]


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28 December 1914

St Lucia

Lat 13.9, Long -61.0

6.25am: Sighted land on starboard bow

9.40am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering St Lucia harbour

9.50am: Stopped. Harbour master came on board

10.20am: Secured alongside North Wharf, St Lucia

11.05am: Commenced coaling with native labour

HMS Berwick in harbour

2.00pm: Complete with coal. Received 200 tons

5.30pm: Slipped from North Wharf & proceeded out of Port Castries.

6.10pm: Anchored. Discharged 1 Private RMLI to hospital

7.15pm: Weighed & proceeded

Number on sick list 9


[HMS Berwick, a 10000 ton armoured cruiser, was launched into the Clyde from the Beardmore yard. She was sold in 1920. An infamous incident occurred in 1908 when, during naval exercises, she collided with the destroyer Tiger which then sank with the loss of 28 lives. She is part of the OW fleet.

Castries is the capital of St Lucia.]


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29 December 1914

Trinidad

Lat 11.2, Long -61.1

8.30am: Sighted land on port bow (Tobago Island)

3.15pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for Boco de Mona[s] & proceeding to anchorage at Port of Spain

4.30pm: Stopped. Anchored.

Number on sick list 9


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30 December 1914

Trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

7.00am: Weighed & proceeded

10.30am: Course as requisite for proceeding through the Serpent’s Mouth

3.40pm: Jalasta [?] Point North 12’

Number on sick list 6


[Serpent’s Mouth is a strait which lies between Icacos Point in SW Trinidad & Tobago & north coast of Venezuela. It leads from the Atlantic to the Gulf of Paria and is also known as Columbus Channel.]


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31 December 1914

Off Demarara

Lat 7.2, Long -58.0

12.25pm: Sighted Demarara Light Ship on starboard bow

4.35pm: Came to with port anchor

Number on sick list 6



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1915


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1 January 1915

Demarara to Marac Island

[Lat 6.7, Long -56.7 (est)]

7.30am: Collier Leander came out of harbour

11.00am: Weighed & proceeded in company with SS Leander

Number on sick list 6


[Demerara is in Guyana and Marac Island is probably Ilha de Marac, Brazil]


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2 January 1915

Lat 6.2, Long -55.2

In company with SS Leander

Number on sick list 6


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3 January 1915

Lat 5.9, Long -52.6

In company with SS Leander

3.05pm: Sighted land (Royale Island) S18E

Number on sick list 6


[Royale Island is better referenced as Île Royale and is an island off French Guyana]


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4 January 1915

Lat 4.9, Long -51.1

1.15pm: Sighted steamer on starboard bow. Course as requisite to intercept her

2.15pm: Stopped & boarded steamer SS Asiatic Prince

2.40pm: Proceeded

4.25pm: Re-joined SS Leander

Number on sick list 8


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5 January 1915

Marac Island

Lat 2.0, Long -50.5

5.55am: Stopped, communicated with collier

9.20am: Course & speed as requisite for proceeding through the Carapap[?]ris Channel

1.15pm: Anchored off Ponta Pelada

1.45pm: Collier Leander arrived & came alongside

3.30pm: Commenced coaling

6.45pm: Ship started to drag

8.00pm: Ship stopped dragging

Number on sick list 8


[The channel is between the mainland and the islands. Ponta Pelada is on Marac Island.]


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6 January 1915

Marac Island

Lat 2.4, Long -50.2

4.30am: Stopped coaling (received 402 tons)

5.00am: Collier left ship

5.15am: Started weighing both anchors

Clearing foul anchors

7.45am: Proceeded

1.30pm: SS Leander in company

Number on sick list 9


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7 January 1915

Lat 1.5, Long -47.9

4.30pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 78

Number on sick list 10


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8 January 1915

Pará

Lat -1.2, Long -48.5

2.00am: Sighted Alailaia[?] Point Light House S40W

3.17am: Sighted pilot schooner

8.00am: Course as requisite for Pará River

2.11pm: Finally anchored [lots of anchoring, weighing & proceeding]

3.20pm: British Consul came on board

5.25pm: British Consul left ship. Fired salute of 7 guns

Number on sick list 8


[Pará River is in the state of Pará, in Northern Brazil. It is the southern arm of the mouth of the Amazon. The British Consul was probably based at Belém, the state capital of Pará, which is on the river.

I cannot locate the lighthouse.]


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9 January 1915

Pará

Lat 0.4, Long -48.1

7.30am: Embarked pilot

8.30am: Weighed & proceeded. Course as requisite for Pará River

3.50pm: Closed pilot schooner & discharged pilot

4.25pm: Proceeded in company with SS Leander.


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10 January 1915

Lat -1.1, Long -44.9

11.20am: Sighted land ahead (San Joao Islands)

SS Leander in company

Number on sick list 8


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11 January 1915

Maranhão

Lat -2.5, Long -44.3

12.40am: Sighted Itacolomi Light S50W 20’

6.15am: Course as requisite for approaching Maranhão

9.40am: Stopped. Anchored

10.55am: Collier Leander arrived & secured alongside

11.25am: Commenced coaling

1.00pm: British Vice Consul came on board

2.15pm: Ceased coaling. Received 118 tons

4.00pm: Weighed & proceeded in company with SS Leander

7.55pm: Itacolomi Light dipped bearing S65W

Number on sick list 7


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12 January 1915

São João Islands

[Lat -1.2, Long -44.56 (est)]

7.45am: Sighted land on starboard bow (São João Islands)

9.40am: Anchored

10.55am: Collier Leander came alongside

11.30am: Commenced coaling

Number on sick list 7


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13 January 1915

São João Islands

[Lat -1.2, Long -44.56 (est)]

Coaling

10.30am: Complete with coal. Received 899 tons

11.10am: Collier proceeded for St Vincent, Cape de Verde Islands

11.20am: Weighed & proceeded

Number on sick list 8


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14 January 1915

Lat -1.8, Long -41.4

Number on sick list 5


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15 January 1915

Lat -2.6, Long -38.0

Number on sick list 5


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16 January 1915

Lat -3.9, Long -33.9

11.10am: Sighted Rocas Reef bearing East. Course & speed as requisite for approaching Rocas Reef

Number on sick list 4


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17 January 1915

Lat -3.3, Long -32.2

2.15am: Sighted stranger N18E

2.30am: Sighted Fernando de Noronha Light S55E

4.40am: Course as requisite for closing stranger

6.00am: Stopped, boarded SS Cembio[?] of Amsterdam & allowed her to proceed

6.45am: Proceeded. Seedie boys transporting coal.

8.20am: Sighted Fernando de Noronha Peak S72½E

9.55am: Course as requisite for closing Fernando de Noronha

11.30am: Sighted stranger on starboard bow

12.30pm: Stopped, boarded SS Ampus[?] (British) & allowed her to proceed

2.20pm: Sighted sailing ship on port bow

4.30pm: Stopped, boarded sailing ship Vigo (Norwegian) & allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list 5


[Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago in the Atlantic, 220 miles off the Brazilian coast.]


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18 January 1915

Lat 0.9, Long -30.6

6.05am: Sighted stranger on starboard bow

6.45am: Stopped, boarded SS Anders (Belgium) and allowed her to proceed.

Noon: Seedie boys transporting coal

7.45pm: Sighted light N55E

8.25pm: Stopped, boarded SS Alioth (Dutch), Rotterdam to River Plate, & allowed her to proceed.

Number on sick list 5


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19 January 1915

Lat 5.0, Long -29.0

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & transporting coal

9.00am: Sighted stranger ahead.

9.30am: Stopped, boarded stranger, SS Dart (British) & allowed her to proceed.

3.10pm: Sighted stranger on port bow

3.40pm: Stopped, boarded SS Ligne (Sweden) of Helsinborg & allowed her to proceed.

6.20pm: Sighted stranger on port bow

7.00pm: Boarded stranger, SS Bramley[?] (London) & allowed her to proceed.

Number on sick list 5


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20 January 1915

Lat 10.0, Long -27.5

6.30am: Cleaning ship & transporting coal

4.10pm: Sighted stranger on port bow

6.00pm: Stopped, boarded SS Glenda (Rotterdam), allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list 5


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21 January 1915

Lat 14.3, Long -26.7

Number on sick list 4


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22 January 1915

St. Vincent

Lat 16.8, Long -25.0

7.35am: Sighted land on port bow (St Antonio Island)

8.45am: Sighted St Vincent Island S13E, course as requisite for approaching harbour

10.12am: Anchored

5.30pm: Commenced coaling with native labour

9.05pm: HMS Vengeance proceeded

Number on sick list 7


[St Antonio & St Vincent are both islands in the Cape Verde archipelago which is in the Atlantic off the coast of Africa.

HMS Vengeance, a 13,000 ton pre-dreadnought battleship, was launched in 1899 at the Vickers yard in Barrow-in-Furness. She was sold in 1921 and is part of the OW fleet.]


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23 January 1915

St. Vincent, Cape de Verde

Lat 16.8, Long -25.0

Coaling ship

5.00pm: Coal lighter left ship

5.05pm: Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite for shifting berth

Number on sick list 6


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24 January 1915

St. Vincent, Cape de Verde

Lat 16.8, Long -25.0

6.00am: Coal lighter came alongside

6.30am: Commenced coaling (native labour)

3.00pm: Complete with coal. Received 992 tons.

Number on sick list 7


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25 January 1915

St Vincent

Lat 16.8, Long -25.0

7.30am: HM Armed Merchantman Edinburgh Castle arrived & anchored

8.00am: Divers examining bilge keel

10.00am: 4 ratings joined ship for passage to “Vengeance”.

11.45am: HMS Canopus arrived & anchored

1.20pm: Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite for leaving harbour

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant no 79

Number on sick list 7


[HMS Edinburgh Castle was an Armed Merchant Cruiser of 13,326 tons hired for war service. She also served in WW2 and is part of the OW fleet.

HMS Canopus was a pre-dreadnought battleship of 12,950 tons, built at Portsmouth Dockyard and launched in1897. She was sold in 1920 and is part of the OW fleet.]



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26 January 1915

Lat 20.2, Long -21.9

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship & transporting coal

10.10pm: Sighted stranger on starboard bow

11.15pm: Stopped, boarded SS Highland Brigade (British) & allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list 8


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27 January 1915

Lat 23.7, Long -18.3

7.00am: Cleaning ship & transporting coal

Number on sick list 8


[This captain either has a fixation on coal or the bunkers on the ship are badly planned, they are always transporting coal which can’t have gone well with the cleaning.]


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28 January 1915

Lat 27.8, Long -13.9

9.30am: Sighted land on port bow (Fuerteventura Island)

Number on sick list 8


[Fuerteventura Island is one of the Canary Islands]


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29 January 1915

Lat 32.5, Long -9.9

5.00pm: Lost overboard by accident: [...] rotator of trident log & 68 fathoms of line

Number on sick list 6


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30 January 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

5.30am: Sighted Cape Spartel Light N76E 26’

8.50am: Course & speed as requisite for approaching Gibraltar harbour

10.18am: Secured alongside No 2 coal shed, North Mole

11.00am: Discharged 4 ratings to “Vengeance”.

Number on sick list 7


[Cape Spartel is a promontory of Morocco, about 12 km West of Tangier.]


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31 January 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

7.30am: Commenced coaling

10.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 694 tons.

Number on sick list 8



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1915


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1 February 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

9.30am: Slipped from North Mole

10.25am: Secured to No 14 Buoy, Dockyard

Diver examining propellers

11.15am: Slipped from buoy & proceeded as requisite

7.45pm: Sighted Point Sabinal light N45E

9.00pm: Sighted Cabo de Gata light N14E

Number on sick list 8


[Cabo de Gata marks the extreme South East corner of Spain.]


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2 February 1915

Lat 36.9, Long 2.1

2.30pm: Cap Caxine Light House abeam 12’

5.55pm: Sighted Cap Bengut Light House abeam 11’

6.55pm: Sighted Cap Corbelin Light S36E

7.35pm: Sighted Cap Sigli Light S36E

8.45pm: Sighted Cap Carbon Light S43E

Number on sick list 8


[So, she is sailing East along the coast of Algeria.]


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3 February 1915

Lat 37.3, Long 9.2

1.10am: Sighted Cap Bougaroun Light S23E

3.35am: Sighted Srigina Light S14E

3.38am: Sighted Cap de Fer Light S59E

5.30am: Sighted Cap de Garde Light S50E

8.55am: Sighted Galita Island N72E

3.05pm: Ras Engela abeam 5’

4.00pm: Cani Light House abeam 3.5’

5.30pm: Cap Bon Light S48 E

9.23pm: Sighted Cape Spadillo Light S45 E

Number on sick list 8


[Cap Bougaroun, Île Srigina, Cap de Fer & Cap de Garde are in Algeria.

Galita Island is near Malta

Ras Engela, Île de Cani & Cap Bon are in Tunisia

Cape Spadillo is on Pantelleria Island in the Strait of Sicily.]


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4 February 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

5.10am: Sighted Gozo Light S34E

8.15am: Course as requisite for approaching & entering Grand Harbour, Malta

9.30am: Secured alongside Somerset Wharf, Malta

Number on sick list 8


[Captain has started a system of local leave.]


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5 February 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.05am: Slipped from Somerset Wharf.

Tug took ship into No 3 Dry Dock

Number on sick list 8


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6 February 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on sick list 6


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7 February 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on sick list 5


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8 February 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

4.00pm: Read warrants nos 82,83, 84

5.00pm: Discharged 9 Goanese stewards to”Egmont”

Number on sick list 6


[HMS Egmont was the shore base of the Royal Navy in Malta. It had moved ashore from the depot ship HMS Egmont into quarters in Fort St Angelo in 1912 but retained the name.]


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9 February 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on sick list 6


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10 February 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

4.00pm: Read warrants nos 85, 86, 87

Number on sick list 6


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11 February 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on sick list 6


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12 February 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

3.30pm: Read warrant no 88

Number on sick list 7


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13 February 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on sick list 8


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14 February 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholic, Wesleyan & Church of England church parties

2.00pm: 1 Leading seaman, 5 RNR seamen & 40 Maltese firemen joined ship from “Egmont”

5.30pm: 6 RNR seamen joined ship from “Irresistible”.

Number on sick list 6


[HMS Irresistible was a 14.685 ton pre-dreadnought battleship, launched at Chatham dockyard in 1898. She was sunk by a mine on 18 Mar 1915 in the Dardanelles.]


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15 February 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

5.30pm: Read warrants nos 89, 90

Number on sick list 3


[The crew are definitely letting off steam – 9 warrants in 10 days]


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16 February 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on sick list 2


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17 February 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on sick list 2


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18 February 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

7.20am: Started to flood dock

8.00am: Tug took ship alongside Hamilton Wharf

9.25am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

5.35pm: Complete with coal. Received 644 tons

Number on sick list 1


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19 February 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on sick list 2


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20 February 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

1.00pm: Read warrant no 92

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

5.00pm: Read warrant no 93

Number on sick list 1


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21 February 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.00am: Carried out basin trial

Number on sick list 1


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22 February 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.30am: Broke flag of Rear Admiral Wemyss

Rear Admiral Wemyss & staff & Commander Douglas joined ship for passage

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 94

5.05pm: Slipped from wharf. Tug took ship out of dock

5.20pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving Grand Harbour

6.30pm: Commenced working up for 4/5 power trial

8.15pm: Completed trial. Eased down.

Number on sick list 3


[Rear Admiral Wemyss (1864 – 1933) eventually became 1st Lord of the Admiralty and was raised to the peerage as Baron Wester Wemyss of Fife.]


THE VOYAGES OF HMS DARTMOUTH
Operations in the Aegean Sea

JP map Dartmouth Aegean Sea

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23 February 1915

Lat 36.4, Long 20.6

5.15pm: Cape Matapan Light abeam 2’

6.42pm: Cape Spathi Light abea 1.5’

7.38pm: Mulin Light [?] abeam

8.25pm: Sighted Belo Pulo Light N23E

11.10pm: Sighted St Georges [?] Light N35E

Number on sick list 3


[Cape Matapan is the southern point of mainland Greece, also known as Cape Tenaro.

Cape Spathi is on the Northern tip of Kythira, an island off the South Eastern tip of the Peloponnese.

Belo Pulo is an island in the Aegean.]


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24 February 1915

Lat 39.4, Long 25.2

1.45am: Sighted Cape Phare[?] light N52E

3.03am: Cape Phare light abeam

6.00am: Course as required to close stranger

6.45am: Stopped. Boarded SS Breslau of Leith, allowed her to proceed.

2.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for approaching anchorage

7.45pm: Course as requisite for entering harbour

8.20pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 1


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25 February 1915

[Lat 39.8, Long 26.1 (est)]

9.40am: Collier came alongside

10.35am: Commenced coaling

8.20pm: Finished coaling. Received 433 tons.

9.00pm: Rear Admiral Wemyss left ship. Transferred flag to “Blenheim”

Number on sick list 3


[HMS Blenheim, a cruiser of 9150 tons, was launched by the Thames Ironworks & Shipbuilding Co, Leamouth, London, in 1890. She became a depot ship in 1907 and was sent to Mudros for the Dardanelles campaign. She was sold in1926 and is part of the OW fleet.]


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26 February 1915

Lat 39.8, Long 26.1

9.00am: Course as requisite for approaching Tenedos anchorage.

Stopped

11.15am: Captain Hope came on board

1.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for proceeding to Gallipoli Peninsula & waiting off Gaba Tepe

4.50pm: Took station 5 cables astern of “Inflexible” (Flag)

Number on sick list 5


[Tenedos anchorage, Tenedos is an island close to entrance to Dardanelles.

Gabe Tepe is a hill on the Gallipoli peninsula.

HMS Inflexible was a battlecruiser of 17,570 tons, launched in 1907 and scrapped in 1922. She fought at the Battle of the Falklands, the Dardanelles and the Battle of Jutland. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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27 February 1915

[Lat 39.8, Long 26.1 (est)]

12.31pm: Weighed & proceeded

1.40pm: Stopped outside entrance to Dardanelles

6.00pm: Courses as requisite for patrolling between Rabbit Island & Asiatic coast at slow speed

Number on sick list 6


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28 February 1915

[Lat 39.9, Long 26.1 (est)]

Course as requisite for patrolling [between Rabbit Island and Asiatic coast]

Number on sick list 6



LOGS FOR MARCH 1915


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1 March 1915

[Lat 40.01, Long 26.18 (est)]

Course as requisite for patrolling

10.00am: Took up position off Yeni Shehr

10.40am: Fired 6 rounds of Lyddite at Yeni Shehr

11.46am: Anchored off Yeni Shehr village

2.30pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for escorting “Ark Royal”

4.30pm: Anchored off Yeni Shehr

6.30pm: Weighed & proceeded for patrolling between Rabbit Island & Asiatic shore

Number on sick list 5


[HMS Ark Royal, 7190 tons, was purchased by the Navy during construction and modified as a seaplane carrier. She was launched in 1914 at the Blyth Ship Building yard and sold in 1946. She is part of the OW fleet.

Yeni Shehr was a village near Kum Kale which was the site of a French landing.]


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2 March 1915

[Lat 39.9, Long 26.1 (est)]

Course as requisite for patrolling

8.00am: Course as requisite for closing “Irresistible”

8.40am: Anchored off Tenedos

11.40am: Weighed & proceeded. As requisite for patrolling

5.25pm: HMS Dublin took over patrol. Proceeded to Tenedos.

6.15pm: Anchored

6.35pm: Rear Admiral Wemyss came on board

6.42pm: Weighed & proceeded

9.15pm: Course as requisite for entering harbour

10.00pm: Anchored. Rear Admiral Wemyss left ship

Number on sick list 5


[HMS Dublin was a light cruiser of 5400 tons, launched onto the Clyde in 1912 by William Beardmore’s yard. She was sold in 1926 and is part of the OW fleet.]


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3 March 1915

[Lat 39.8, Long 26.1 (est)]

8.00am: Collier Ingleside secured alongside

8.45am: Commenced coaling

4.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 430 tons


[They seem to not put a place name in the log quite deliberately.]


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4 March 1915

[Lat 39.8, Long 26.1 (est)]

11.50pm: Weighed & proceeded

1.00pm: Course as requisite to close hospital ship Loudan

2.40pm: Stopped. Sent 1 cot case to SS Loudan

3.00pm: Weighed & proceeded

4.40pm: Stopped off entrance to Dardanelles

Relieved HMS Dublin

8.30pm: Proceeded. Courses as requisite for patrolling between Rabbit Island and Asiatic coast.

Number on sick list 3


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5 March 1915

[Lat 40.5, Long 26.3 (est)]

Courses & speeds as requisite for patrolling

10.40am: Shaped course N4E for Gulf of Xeros

1.15pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for examining Bulair lines

2.10pm: “Action”. Fired 8 rounds Lyddite at Barracks

4.25pm: Stopped. Anchored

8.00pm: Burned searchlights

Number on sick list 3


[Bulair is on the axis of the peninsula and seems to be the centre of a fortified line.

The Gulf of Xeros is the other side of the Gallipoli peninsula to the Dardanelles.]


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6 March 1915

Gulf of Xeros

[Lat 40.5, Long 26.3 (est)]

7.16am: Weighed “Action”

7.34am: Opened fire on transport of bullock wagons on shore

7.40am: Secured

7.46am: Anchored

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 96

5.08pm: Weighed & proceeded to end of Bulair lines

5.45pm: Fired 1 round Lyddite at magazine ashore

6.35pm: Anchored off Port Bulair

9.00pm: Burning searchlight on Bulair Road.

Number on sick list 3


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7 March 1915

Gulf of Xeros

[Lat 40.5, Long 26.3 (est)]

Burning searchlights on Bulair road

10.20am: Weighed

10.30am: Action. Opened fire on Fort N and ruins below fort

11.00am: Secured & anchored

1.30pm: HMS Dublin arrived & anchored

2.30pm: Opened fire at Fort N & at men working in ruins below fort

3.35pm: Weighed & proceeded

7.15pm: Course as requisite for approaching anchorage of Tenedos

Number on sick list 3


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8 March 1915

Off Tenedos Island

Lat 39.8, Long 26.1

10.00am: Weighed & proceeded

12.17pm: Course as requisite for entering harbour

1.00pm: Anchored

2.55pm: Collier “S Cawly” secured alongside

1 seaman Petty Officer, 1 stoker Petty Officer rejoined ship

3.55pm: Commenced coaling

10.25pm: Complete with coal. Received 340 tons

Number on sick list 3


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9 March 1915

Tenedos

Lat 39.8, Long 26.1

7.30am: Collier left ship

Number on sick list 4


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10 March 1915

Gulf of Xeros

[Lat 40.5, Long 26.3 (est)]

7.00am: Weighed & proceeded

10.30am: Course as requisite for approaching stranger

10.45am: Stopped. Boarded SS Highlin[?] & allowed her to proceed.

11.10am: Proceeded

1.15pm: Course & speed as requisite for closing “Irresistible”.

1.25pm: Stopped. Fired at floating object with rifles & maxims

2.15pm: Action. Opened fire on magazine of Fort Sultan

2.35pm: Ceased fire.

5.00pm: HMS Dublin proceeded

6.50pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 4

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11 March 1915

Gulf of Xeros

[Lat 40.5, Long 26.3 (est)]

1.00pm: Sighted French Battleships Suffren & Gaulois

3.10pm: Weighed & proceeded to close Suffren

Course as requisite for patrolling in Gulf of Xeros

6.10pm: Course as requisite for anchorage

Number on sick list 4


[Suffren, ~12500 tons, was launched in 1899 and built by Arsenal of Brest. She was torpedoed and lost with all hands in Nov 1916.

Gaulois, ~11500 tons, was also built by Arsenal of Brest but launched in 1896. She too was torpedoed in Dec 1916.]


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12 March 1915

Gulf of Xeros

[Lat 40.5, Long 26.3 (est)]

11.00am: Admiral Guipratis[?] came on board

11.20am: Weighed & proceeded. Course as requisite for patrolling in Gulf of Xeros

2.00pm: Fired 7 rounds of Lyddite and destroyed 2 boats, boat house & watch tower NNW of Yeni Kiri[?] village. Fired 2 rounds Lyddite & destroyed boat on beach near Yenickli [?] lines.

5.00pm: Shore battery fired 8 short shots at Dartmouth

6.00pm: Closed French flagship Suffren & communicated by signal

6.30pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 4


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13 March 1915

Gulf of Xeros

[Lat 40.5, Long 26.3 (est)]

9.30am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for patrolling

10.40am: Fired 6 rounds of Lyddite at building near Fort Sultan

1.00pm: Fired 3 rounds of Lyddite at mounted men on shore

1.18pm: Closed “Suffren”.

2.10pm: Shore battery fired on Dartmouth (short)

Course as requisite for patrolling

6.00pm: Anchored

7.05pm: HMS Minerva arrived & anchored

Number on sick list 3


[HMS Minerva was a 5600 ton cruiser, launched in 1895 at Chatham dockyard and scrapped in 1920. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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14 March 1915

Gulf of Xeros

[Lat 40.5, Long 26.3 (est)]

5.00am: French battleships Suffren & Gaulois sailed

9.15am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for patrolling

10.30am: Closed “Minerva”. Captain of “Minerva” came on board. Proceeded as requisite for patrolling.

2.10pm: Action. Fired 30 rounds of Lyddite at 2 guns in redoubt “T”

2.35pm: Proceeded as requisite for patrolling

6.40pm: Anchored

7.30pm: HMS Dublin arrived & anchored

8.30pm: Weighed & proceeded

11.30pm: Boiler explosion occurred in stokehold “C”

Number on sick list 3

 

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15 March 1915

Gulf of Xeros

[Lat 40.5, Long 26.3 (est)]

12.45am: Surgeon of HMS Dublin & SBS came on board

5.00am: Surgeon of HMS Dublin left ship

6.35am: Proceeded

9.00am: Course as requisite for approaching Tenedos

9.46am: Anchored

Cleaning ship

3.00pm: Chaplain of “Ocean” & Roman Catholic Chaplain of “Albion” came on board

3.20pm: Weighed & proceeded 240 rev, course S70W

4.25pm: Stopped. Held funeral service on the following men killed in boiler explosion

Albert H Bailey, Stoker Petty Officer [307995 Devonport]

John Turner, Chief Stoker [282625, Devonport]

John Slade, Stoker 1st class [K9831, Devonport]

George Mudford, Stoker 1st class [K15068]

Joseph O’Brien, Lead Stoker [299378]

George Arthur Bolton, Stoker 1st class [SS113883]

Richard E Smith, Stoker 1st class [K3074]

Guitano Pace, Stoker RNR (Malta) [F779]

Antonio Bonici, Stoker RNR (Malta) [F782]

Carmelo Vella, Stoker RNR (Malta) [F469]

Ricard Schembri RNR (Malta) [F815]

5.00pm: Returned to harbour

9.50pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 4


[A horrendous day, but routine goes on. It looks as if the men in that stokehold all died judging by the number on the sick list.]


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16 March 1915

Off Tenedos

Lat 39.8, Long 26.1

8.30am: Collier “Karma” came alongside

9.10am: Commenced coaling

6.20pm: Complete with coal. Received 460 tons

7.00pm: Collier left ship

Number on sick list 4


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17 March 1915

Lat 39.8, Long 26.1

12.50pm: Weighed. Rear Admiral Wemyss & General D’Amade came on board

Hoisted flag of Rear Admiral

4.12pm: Anchored

8.00pm: Rear Admiral Wemyss came on board

9.05pm: Weighed & proceeded

9.53pm: Sighted Cape Plaka Light N59W

11.30pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour

Number on sick list 7


[General Albert Gérard Léo D’Amade (1856 – 1941) led the French forces during the Dardanelles landing.]


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18 March 1915

Dardenelles

[Lat 40.13, Long 26.17 (est)]

Midnight Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour

12.40am: Anchored

Rear Admiral Wemyss & General D’Amade left ship

4.45am: Weighed.

5.05am: Shaped course N69E for entrance of Dardanelles

Hands employed preparing for action

8.20am: Stopped off entrance to Dardanelles

Proceeded to northward of Cape Tekeh & bombarded signal station on Achi baba at intervals

Battleships inside Dardanelles bombarding forts

Noon: Course & speed as requisite for bombarding signal station on Achi baba at intervals

4.00pm: Proceeded to entrance of Dardanelles to close “Gaulois”

4.30pm: “Chelmer” came alongside & discharged 94 seamen from “Gaulois”.

4.35pm: Closed “Irresistible” & escorted her to Tenedos as she had been hit by a mine.

5.45pm: Parted company with “Irresistible” & proceeded to entrance to Dardanelles

6.20pm: Stopped off entrance. Prepared for rifle action.

7.25pm: Proceeded as requisite to close Rabbit Island.

8.15pm: Anchored off Rabbit Island.

Number on sick list 4


[“Gaulois” had been holed by a shell from a Turkish fort. Her captain had ordered all surplus hands off the ship for fear of her sinking.]


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19 March 1915

Gulf of Xeros

[Lat 40.5, Long 26.3 (est)]

6.30am: Weighed & proceeded to close “Gaulois”.

6.50am: Anchored. Discharged “Gaulois” men to her

10.00am: Hands mounting anti-aerial gun

11.50am: Stopped. Closed “Askold”.

Captain of “Askold” came on board

12.20pm: Parted company with “Askold”.

Proceeded. Course as requisite for patrolling.

Number on sick list 7


[“Askold” was a cruiser, 5910 tons, of the Imperial Russian Navy. She was launched in 1900 and scrapped in 1922.]


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20 March 1915

Patrolling in Gulf of Xeros [all day]

[Lat 40.5, Long 26.3 (est)]

9.00am: Hands employed mounting anti-aerial gun.

Number on sick list 7


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21 March 1915

Gulf of Xeros

[Lat 40.5, Long 26.3 (est)]

Courses & speeds as requisite for patrolling

10.20am: Stopped. Launched armed cutter’s crew on Xero[?] Island & brought off 4 weatherbound Greek fishermen

11.20am: Spoke “Lord Nelson” & “Agamemnon” & closed same.

5.15pm: Cape Suvla abeam 3’

Spoke HMS Dublin

7.04pm: Sighted Cape Plaka Light S75W

9.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour

9.40pm: Anchored.

Number on sick list 6


[HMS Agamemnon, a 16,800 ton pre-dreadnought battleship, was launched in 1906 at the Beardmore yard on the Clyde and sold in 1927.

HMS Lord Nelson, a 15,600 ton pre-dreadnought battleship, was launched in 1906 at Palmer’s yard in Jarrow. She was sold in 1920.]


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22 March 1915

Base [Moudros]

Lat 39.8, Long 25.3

5.40am: Weighed & proceeded to inner anchorage.

8.30am: Hands employed refitting rigging & as required.

10.00am: 2 Engine Room Artificers, 10 seaman ratings, 21 stoker ratings, 1 artisan, 1 signalman & 1 boy joined ship from “Lord Nelson”.

11.30am: Rev H Wilkinson joined ship.

2.00pm: Staff Surgeon Moorhead[?] joined ship

Number on sick list 7


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23 March 1915

Base

Lat 39.8, Long 25.3

7.10am: Ammunition ship SS Carrigan Head secured alongside.

8.00am: Hands employed getting in ammunition & as requisite.

1.00pm: SS Carrigan Head left ship

Number on sick list 5


[SS Carrigan Head, a 4200 ton freighter, was hired from the Ulster Steamship Company and commissioned as HMS Carrigan Head. She was returned to civilian life in Feb 1919 and is part of the OW fleet.]


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24 March 1915

Base

Lat 39.8, Long 25.3

1.15pm: SS Queensland secured alongside

1.20pm: Weighed. SS Queensland towed ship to new berth.

1.40pm: Anchored. SS Queensland cast off

Number on sick list 5


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25 March 1915

Base

Lat 39.8, Long 25.3

8.00am: Landed small arm[s] company for Route March

Number on sick list 5


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26 March 1915

Base

Lat 39.8, Long 25.3

8.00am: Landed small arm[s] company for Route March

1.00pm: Landed watch of stokers for Route March

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant no 97

Number on sick list 6


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27 March 1915

Base

Lat 39.8, Long 25.3

9.00am: Held 2 courts martial on board. Capt D'Arcy president.

1.00pm: Landed watch of stokers for Route March

3.48pm: Hauled down Court Martial flag.

Number on sick list 6


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28 March 1915

Base

Lat 39.8, Long 25.3

7.30am: Held Communion Service

9.30am: Divisions. Held Divine Service

5.00pm: Collier SS “S Cawly” secured alongside

Number on sick list 7


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29 March 1915

Base

Lat 39.8, Long 25.3

6.10 am: Commenced coaling

3.15am: Complete with coal. Received 450 tons.

Number on sick list 7


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30 March 1915

To Gulf of Smyrna

Lat 39.2, Long 25.7

6.50am: Weighed & proceeded.

10.25am: Fired 2 rounds from anti-aircraft gun

4.30pm: Course & speed as requisite for communicating with Greek steamer Byzantos[?]

11.37pm: Psará Island Light S41W

Number on sick list 5


[Psará Island is a small island near to Chios or Xios.]


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31 March 1915

Patrolling in Gulf of Smyrna

[Lat 38.6, Long 26.7 (est)]

3.35am: Course as requisite for closing steamer

4.20am: Stopped. Boarded SS Ashnai [?] (Greek), allowed her to proceed.

5.00am: Proceeded.

12.10pm: Course as requisite for closing steamer

12.40pm: Stopped. Boarded Greek steamships Helena & Elsa & allowed them to proceed.

1.35 pm: Proceeded.

2.20pm: Stopped. Examined sailing boat.

4.20pm: Course as requisite for proceeding up Gulf of Smyrna to Chustan Island

7.00pm: Darkened ship

8.00pm: Sighted Pasha Island Light S18W

9.00pm: Sighted steamer on port beam, course as requisite to close her.

9.50pm: Stopped. Boarded Greek steamship SS Penelope & allowed her to proceed.

10.10pm: Proceeded.

10.35pm: Sighted Psará Island Light S73W

Number on sick list 6


[Chustan Island has also been known as Long Island or Uzun Adasi and controls the entrance to Smyrna, now known as Izmir.] 



LOGS FOR APRIL 1915


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1 April 1915

Patrolling off Gulf of Smyrna

[Lat 38.7, Long 26.6 (est)]

12.55pm: Course & speed as requisite to close steamer

1.10pm: Stopped. Boarded Italian steamer “Bulgaria” & allowed her to proceed.

1.53pm: Proceeded

5.45pm: Stopped off Long Island.

Number on sick list 6


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2 April 1915

Patrolling off Gulf of Smyrna

[Lat 38.7, Long 26.6 (est)]

2.30am: Sighted steamer on port bow. Course as requisite to close her.

3.10am: Stopped. Boarded SS Ratangelo[?], Mudros to Port Said, & allowed her to proceed.

9.20am: Sunday routine.

9.40am: Sighted steamer NW. Course & speed as requisite to close her.

10.00am: Stopped. Boarded SS Arcadia & allowed her to proceed.

7.15pm: Sighted Psará Island Light S71W

Number on sick list 6


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3 April 1915

Patroling off the Gulf of Smyrna

[Lat 38.7, Long 26.6 (est)]

7.45am: Course as requisite for closing steamer

8.30am: Stopped. Boarded Greek steamer Kerkyros & allowed her to proceed.

8.50am: Proceeded

1.00pm: Sighted steamer on port bow, course as requisite to close her.

1.45pm: Stopped. Boarded SS Peloponnisos (Greece) & allowed her to proceed.

5.25pm: Sighted HMS Ark Royal & proceeded so as to close her.

Sighted HMS Usk

6.00pm: Stopped. Captain of Ark Royal came on board.

6.55pm: Proceeded full speed to close steamer (SS Kerkyros).

7.49pm: Sighted Pasha Island Light S19W

Number on sick list 7


[HMS Usk, a destroyer of 615 tons, was commissioned in 1904 and sold in 1920. She is part of the OW fleet]


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4 April 1915

Gulf of Smyrna

[Lat 38.6, Long 26.7 (est)]

1.00am: Sighted steamer. Course & speed as requisite to close steamer

1.35am: Stopped. Fired one round of blank. Boarded Belgian steamer ‘Magda’ & allowed her to proceed.

2.40am: Proceed.

4.15am: Course as requisite for Gulf of Smyrna.

4.50am: Stopped near “Ark Royal”. “Ark Royal” getting out her seaplanes.

6.20am: Proceeded down Gulf of Smyrna.

6.40am: Stopped off Long Island. Seaplane 922 up but had to descend owing to engine trouble. Seaplane 172 over Smyrna Harbour.

8.30am: Seaplane 172 descended near “Ark Royal”.

10.20am: Held Divine Service.

11.20am: Closed “Ark Royal”.

12.30pm: Seaplane 172 making reconnaisance.

2.40pm: Proceeded.

3.00pm: Stopped. Fired 4 shrapnel & 17 Lyddite at Tres Tepe

3.53pm: Proceeded.

Number on sick list 6


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5 April 1915

Port Sigri

Lat 39.2, Long 25.8

3.00am: Altered course S71W for Port Sigri.

7.00am: Course as requisite for entering Port Sigri.

8.00am: Anchored.

8.45am: Collier Barrington Court secured alongside.

10.10am: Commenced coaling.

6.00pm: Stopped coaling. Received 895 tons.

6.25pm: Collier left ship

6.37pm: Weighed & proceeded.

Number on sick list 7


[Port Sigri is on Lesbos.]


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6 April 1915

Patrolling in Gulf of Smyrna

[Lat 38.6, Long 26.7 (est)]

5.50am: Course as requisite for entering Gulf of Smyrna

6.00am: Sighted 2 destroyers

6.30am: Stopped. Communicated with “Grasshopper”.

6.40am: Proceeded. Course as requisite to close “Basilisk”.

7.20am: Stopped. Communicated with “Basilisk”

7.30am: Proceeded.

11.30am: Stopped of Chesme, looking for WT station.

12.30pm: Proceeded.

1.18pm: Stopped off Port Kastro.

2.00pm: Course as requisite for Bay of Eritsa[?]

3.00pm: Stopped.

3.15pm: Proceeded.

11.55pm: Course as requisite to close steamer

Number on sick list 7


[HMS Grasshopper was a destroyer, ~900 tons, launched at Fairfield’s yard on the Clyde in 1909 and sold in 1921.

HMS Basilisk was a destroyer, ~900 tons, launched at Samuel White’s yard at Cowes in 1910 and sold in 1921.]


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7 April 1915

Patrolling in Gulf of Smyrna

[Lat 38.6, Long 26.7 (est)]

6.00am: Course as requisite to close “Basilisk” in Gulf of Smyrna.

6.10am: Stopped. Communicated with “Basilisk”.

6.20am: Proceeded.

10.50am: Stopped. Captain of “Grasshopper” came on board.

12.15pm: Captain of “Grasshopper” left ship.

4.40pm: Proceeded.

7.00pm: Stopped. Communicated with “Basilisk”.

7.10pm: Proceeded.

Number on sick list 8


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8 April 1915

Patrolling in Gulf of Smyrna

[Lat 38.6, Long 26.7 (est)]

2.55am: Challenged 2 destroyers steering West.

7.30am: Altered course to close Italian steamer.

8.20am: Stopped. HMS Welland boarding Italian steamer Farignana.

10.15am: Proceeded.

2.00pm: Ship stopped.

4.20pm: Captain of “Wear” came on board.

5.45pm: Captain of “Wear” left ship.

6.00pm: Proceeded.

Number on sick list 8


[HMS Welland was a destroyer, 600 tons, launched in 1904 from Yarrow’s yard on the Clyde and scrapped in 1920. She is part of the OW fleet.

HMS Wear was a destroyer, 600 tons, launched in 1905 and scrapped in 1919.]


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9 April 1915

Patrolling in Gulf of Smyrna

[Lat 38.6, Long 26.7 (est)]

9.40am: Course as requisite to close steamer.

10.20am: Stopped. Boarded SS Maine (USA) & allowed her to proceed.

11.40am: SS Maine proceeded.

12.20pm: Altered course to close “Wear”.

1.30pm: Stopped. Spoke “Wear”

2.13pm: Sighted steamer. Course as requisite to close her.

3.30pm: Made her out to be Greek steamer “Elene”

3.45pm: Stopped off Potamos.

4.45pm: Course as requisite to close Greek steamer

5.30pm: Course as requisite to close “Wear” & “Welland”.

5.50pm: Stopped. Destroyers sent boats for bread.

Number on sick list 8


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10 April 1915

Port Sigri

Lat 39.2, Long 25.8

5.45am: Altered course to close “Minerva”.

6.20am: Stopped. Captain of “Minerva” came on board.

7.32am: Captain of “Minerva” left ship.

7.36am: Proceeded.

8.00am: Altered course S48E to close “Minerva”.

8.35am: Stopped. Communicating with “Minerva”.

8.50am: Proceeded.

11.20am: Course & speed as requisite for entering Port Sigri.

11.50am: Anchored.

Noon: Drawing stores from “Barrington Court”.

12.40pm: Weighed & proceeded.

4.15pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour.

4.55pm: Anchored in B5 berth,

6.05pm: SS Amicus, collier, secured alongside.

Number on sick list 7


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11 April 1915

Base

Lat 39.8, Long 25.3

5.35am: Commenced coaling

12.46pm: Complete with coal. Received 425 tons.

1.05pm: Collier left ship

3.30pm: SS Swanley secured alongside.

Hands provisioning ship

6.20pm: SS Swanley left ship

Number on sick list 8


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12 April 1915

Base

Lat 39.8, Long 25.3

Hands employed cleaning ship, stowing spirit room & as requisite.

Number on sick list 6


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13 April 1915

Base & Tenedos

Lat 39.5, Long 26.0

Noon: Rear Admiral Wemyss, General Hunter-Weston & staff came on board.

12.35pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving harbour.

1.05pm: Put tell-tales to full speed.

1.20pm: Cape Ikane abeam 1.4’

3.25pm: Altered course S27W for Tenedos

4.45pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 4


[Lieutenant-General Aylmer Gould Hunter-Weston (1864 – 1940) was commanding the 29th Division during the landing at Cape Helles. Later he became an MP and died after a fall from the turret of his family home.]


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14 April 1915

Tenedos & Base

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0

4.30am: Weighed & proceeded.

5.00am: Full speed ahead both. Course as requisite for approaching Cape Helles & Monto Bay & examining the Gallipoli Peninsula as far North as Gaba Tepe.

7.12am: Shaped course for Tenedos.

8.00am: Anchored off North coast of Tenedos

9.26am: Weighed & proceeded, shaped course for base.

11.30am: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

Noon: Struck flag of Rear Admiral Wemyss

1.50pm: SS Amicus, collier, secured alongside.

2.15pm: Commenced coaling

Rear Admiral Wemyss, General Hunter-Weston & staff left ship.

4.00pm: Discharged Lieutenant Polhill to “London” & 1 Petty Officer to “Implacable” for Beach Party.

5.50pm: Complete with coal. Received 185 tons

6.00pm: Collier left ship

Number on sick list 4


[HMS London was a pre-dreadnought battleship of ~15000 tons, launched in 1902 at Portsmouth dockyard and sold in 1920.

HMS Implacable was a pre-dreadnought battleship of ~ 15000 tons, launched in 1901 at Devonport dockyard and sold in 1921. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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15 April 1915

Base

Lat 39.8, Long 25.3

10.00am: 3 Able Seamen joined ship for passage to “Canopus”, 1 Able Seaman joined ship.

5.10pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving harbour.

Number on sick list 5


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16 April 1915

Sarakino Strait, Skyros

Lat 38.8, Long 24.6

12.04am: Sighted Lithari Point Light S34W

5.35am: Course as requisite for approaching Trebuki harbour. Course as requisite for entering Trebuki harbour through Sarakino Strait.

6.27am: Anchored.

8.00am: Hands to bathe.

10.50am: Received news that transport B12 has been attacked by enemy torpedo boat 18 miles East of Skyros

11.20am: Proceeded . Course as requisite to assistance of B12, full speed ahead.

12.05pm: Sighted smoke of enemy torpedo boat SE’E, “Kennet” & “Jed” giving chase.

12.30pm: Stopped & lowered boats to assistance of men from Transport B12.

12.50pm: “Doris” arrived.

2.30pm: “Beagle” & “Colne” arrived.

Hoisted pulling boats. Picked up 25 men off Royal Fleet Auxillary; 20 men died.

5.00pm: Proceeded, course as requisite for Port Trebuki.

5.30pm: Slow both.

6.00pm: Stopped. Held funeral service. Committed to the deep with military honours the remains of 20 men drowned from Transport B12.

6.20pm: Proceeded, course as requisite for entering Trebuki Bay through the Sarakino Strait.

7.45pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving Trebuki Bay through Marmore Channel.

9.35pm: Sighted Cape Phasso Light S32E

Number on sick list 4


[Lithari Point is on Skyros, a Greek island in the Aegean.

Trebuki harbour is a natural inlet protected by two islands forming a natural anchorage. The name in Greek is Τρεις Ϻπούκες meaning 3 mouths and refers to the 3 channels into the anchorage.

Sarakino is one of the islands in Trebuki Bay.

HMS Beagle was a destroyer, launched in 1909 and sold in 1921.

Transport B12 was carrying members of the 29th Division who went on to land at Cape Helles.

Cape Phasso Light is on Andros Island in the Aegean.]


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17 April 1915

Patrolling between Nikaria and Mykoni Islands

[Lat 37.5, Long 25.7 (est)]

3.30am: Stopped. Communicated with “Rattlesnake” & “Foxhound”. Transport B10 passed “Rattlesnake” escorting.

6.30am: Transports N7 & B13 proceeded, “Foxhound” & “Pincher” escorting.

11.10am: Proceeded in company with transport A35 N43W.

12.50pm: Stopped. A35 proceeded under escort of “Scourge”.

8.50pm: Transport B11 arrived & stopped of Nikaria Island.

11.40pm: Transport B11 proceeded.

Number on sick list 5


[Nikaria Island is usually known today as Ikaria Island.

Mykoni island is usually known today as Mykonos.

HMS Rattlesnake, Foxhound & Scourge are all Beagle class destroyers launched between 1909 & 1910 and sold in 1920 or 1921.

HMS Pincher is another such destroyer, built by William Denny, launched in 1910 and wrecked on the Seven Sisters Reef in July 1918.]


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18 April 1915

Patrolling between Nikaria and Mykoni Islands

[Lat 37.5, Long 25.7 (est)]

1.15am: Sighted steamer on port bow, course as requisite to close her.

2.30am: Spoke to French transport Chaonie and told her to proceed.

3.25am: Sighted steamer on port bow, course as requisite to close her.

3.45am: Spoke to British transport [......] (S1) and told her to proceed.

4.40am: Spoke to HMS Pincher.

5.00am: Spoke to British transport Anglo-Egyptian, French transports Charles Roux & Carthage & hospital ship Duguay Trouin & sent them on under escort of “Rattlesnake”.

7.30am: Discharged Sub-Lieutenant Lewis & 17 ratings to “Rattlesnake” for passage to Mudros.

9.00am: Held Divine Service on board.

11.40am: Spoke to British transport Arcadian [?] (S2) & told her to proceed.

1.15pm: Proceeded & closed French transport F6 & told her to proceed.

2.30pm: Stopped.

3.45pm: Proceeded to close steamer.

4.15pm: Stopped, boarded SS Zante (Greek) & allowed her to proceed.

10.54pm: Sighted steamer bearing SbE, course & speed as requisite to close her.

11.45pm: Stopped near B15 transport

Number on sick list 6


[The poet Rupert Brooke died on “Duguay-Trouin” from a bite or sting on the lip and was buried on Skyros just before the Gallipoli landings took place.]


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19 April 1915

Patrolling between Nikaria and Mykoni Islands

[Lat 37.5, Long 25.7 (est)]

12.40am: First officer of B15 transport came on board.

HM Ships Foxhound & Scourge arrived.

1.25am: Transport B15 proceeded, “Foxhound” escorting.

3.35am: Course as requisite to close steamer.

4.00am: Transport B14 proceeding, “Scourge” escorting.

4.25am: Altered course to close “Scourge”.

5.45am: Stopped. Communicated with “Scourge”. Sent 2 magazine lamps & 2 morse keys for passage to “Queen Elizabeth”.

6.00am: Proceeded.

7.40am: Stopped. Cape Papas SE 7’. [off Nikaria island]

1.00pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite to close stranger.

2.30pm: Proceeded in company with transports A26 & A39 N43W

2.50pm: Stopped. Sighted smoke of steamer S24E.

4.15pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite to close stranger.

4.30pm: Spoke to SS Dundrennan

4.50pm: Proceeded N45W A39, A26 & SS Dundrennan in company.

6.30pm: Stopped. Received mails from HMS Pincher. Convoy proceeded, HMS Pincher escorting.

Number on sick list 6


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20 April 1915

Patrol Station

[Lat 37.5, Long 25.7 (est)]

1.50am: “Rattlesnake” arrived.

3.00am: “Foxhound” arrived.

5.10am: Course & speed as requisite to close “Rattlesnake”.

5.40am: Stopped. Communicated with “Rattlesnake”.

9.00am: “Scourge” & “Rattlesnake” closed & communicated.

4.06pm: Proceeded as requisite to close “Doris”.

4.17pm: Stopped. Captain of “Doris” came on board.

5.55pm: Captain of “Doris” left ship.

11.30pm: Sighted Cape Genias[?] Light S80W

Number on sick list 6


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21 April 1915

Port Trebuki

Lat 38.8, Long 24.6

4.30am: Sighted Lithari Point Light N5E

5.30am: Course as requisite for approaching Port Trebuki though Sarakino Channel.

6.15am: Anchored.

8.05am: SS Gwladys, collier, came alongside.

8.15am: Commenced coaling.

5.30pm: HMS Doris arrived & anchored.

7.15pm: Complete with coal. Received 430 tons.

SS Gwladys left ship.

Number on sick list 5


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22 April 1915

Skyros

Lat 38.8, Long 24.6

6.30am: Proceeded. Course as requisite for proceeding through Sarakino Strait.

11.15am: Course as requisite for entering Trebuki harbour through Sarakino Strait.

11.50am: Stopped. Captain went on board “Canopus”

12.00am: Proceeded out of harbour through Western entrance.

2.13pm: Closed small sailing ship (Greek).

3.50pm: Proceeded through Western entrance to close “Canopus”.

4.30pm: Stopped. Captain came on board.

4.40pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving through Sarakino Strait.

6.40pm: Course as requisite for entering harbour though Sarakino Strait.

7.10pm: Anchored.

Number on sick list 6


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23 April 1915

Skyros

Lat 38.8, Long 24.6

7.40am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour through Sarakino Strait. Course & speed as requisite for patrolling.

Closed French Torpedo Boat 311 & passed her into harbour with one other TB and 9 trawlers.

1.30pm: Stopped.

1.45pm: Proceeded into harbour.

2.13pm: Stopped off “Canopus”. Discharged Chief Yeoman of Signals to “Canopus”. Mr Smith, Signal Boatswain joined ship from “Canopus”.

2.45pm: Proceeded out of harbour.

5.30pm: Proceeded to enter harbour though Sarakino Strait.

7.30pm: Collier Barrington Court came alongside.

7.55pm: Commenced coaling.

8.45pm: Commodore Backhouse & staff & 7 men of the RN Division came on board.

11.28pm: Finished coaling. Received 129 tons.

Collier left ship.

Number on sick list 7


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24 April 1915

Skyros

Lat 38.8, Long 24.6

Convoy consisted of:

1st Division: Canopus (Senior Naval Officer), Franconia, Minnetonka, Ayrshire

2nd Division: Dartmouth, Royal George, Grantully Castle, Int[...]

3rd Division: Cawdor Castle, Gloucester Castle, Cestrian Somali

Accompanied by Jed, Kennet & Barrington Court.

5.30am: Weighed & proceeded through Eastern entrance with 2nd Division. Course as requisite for rendezvous 3’ East of Lithari Point.

6.40am: Stopped at rendezvous.

7.00am: Took station 6 cables on starboard beam of “Canopus”. Proceeded, course N4E 8 knots.

10.00am: Foremast & midship groups at shrapnel drill.

Keeping station 6 cables on starboard beam of “Canopus”.

6.00pm: Read warrant no 99

Number on sick list 10


[Lithari Point is on the island of Skyros.]


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25 April 1915

Gulf of Xeros

[Lat 40.5, Long 26.3 (est)]

3.45am: Stopped to Southward of Cape Ibiyi[?]

4.30am: Proceeded in company with “Doris”.

Trawlers 294 & 253 ordered to sweep Baklas Liman [Bakla Bay]

5.44am: “Doris” opened fire on Fort Napoleon.

5.45am: Opened fire on Fort Napoleon with Lyddite.

6.15am: Stopped off Cape Xeros covering trawlers sweeping Baklas Liman.

7.10am: Seaplane 922 in flight

Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Held Divine Service.

10.00am: “Canopus” closed.

Sent boat for despatches.

Trawlers finished sweeping & proceeded to join “Canopus”.

Fired 5 rounds at barbed wire ashore

1.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for examining South coast of Gulf of Xeros.

5.00pm: Rejoined “Canopus” & transports.

6.00pm: Proceeded with 2nd Division to position off No 2 landing place.

7.00pm: Carried out feint of landing troops on North coast of Gulf of Xeros.

8.40pm: Recalled boats.

Number on sick list 7


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26 April 1915

Gulf of Xeros

[Lat 40.5, Long 26.3 (est)]

2.00am: Stopped in Gulf of Xeros.

5.00am: “Canopus” & “Doris” proceeded with trawlers.

10.00am: Stopped in Gulf of Xeros with transports.

1.40pm: Transport “Franconia” proceeded with “Kennet” escorting.

3.00pm: Stopped in Gulf of Xeros

5.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant no 100.

6.00pm: Commodore Backhouse & staff left ship for “Royal George”

8.50pm: Proceeded with 9 transports, course S67W, 2 divisions in line ahead disposed abeam to starboard.

Number on sick list 6


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27 April 1915

Cape Helles

[Lat 40.0, Long 26.2 (est)]

1.30am: Stopped with transports West of Cape Helles

6.10am: Parted company with transports. Proceeded for Gaba Tepe

Ships in company listed as:- Amethyst, Australand, Karoo, Cardiganshire, Dartmouth, Indian, Annaberg, Seeang Bee, Itui [?], Usk, Ribble.

7.30am: Stopped off Queen

9.00am: Course & speed as requisite for forming up convoy.

10.00am: Proceeded in company with “Amethyst”, “Usk”, “Ribble” and 7 transports.

1.06pm: “Ribble” parted company.

6.10pm: Stopped 9’ North of Kalogeri Rocks.

Captain of “Amethyst” came on board.

7.30pm: Captain of “Amethyst” left ship.

11.35pm: Proceeded in company.

Number on sick list 6


[HMS Queen was a pre-dreadnought battleship of 15000 tons, built at Devonport dockyard, launched in 1902 and sold in 1920.

Kalogeri Rocks (or Monks) are 3 rocky islets in the Tinos Andros strait.]


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28 April 1915

Gulf of Xeros

[Lat 40.5, Long 26.3 (est)]

4.00am: Stopped to Southward of Cape Ihiji[?]

5.00am: Carried out feint of landing troops at Cape Ihiji with boats from transports, towed by destroyers and steamboats of “Dartmouth” & “Amethyst”.

“Amethyst” shelling shore.

7.30am: Recalled boats. No opposition experienced from shore.

9.50am: Proceeded as requisite to shell concealed hut on shore, North of Xeros Island.

Fired 3 rounds of Lyddite.

11.15am: Proceeded in company S79W, 8 knots.

1.40pm: “Amethyst” parted company.

3.40pm: Stopped engines. Carried out feint of landing troops South East of Enos.

4.50pm: Recalled boats. No opposition experienced from shore.

5.55pm: Proceeded in company S45E 7 knots.

7.00pm: Stopped.

9.47pm: Sighted Cape Plaka Light S50W

11.00pm: Detached transports “Karoo” and “Itrie”[?] under lee of Imbros.

Number on sick list 6


[Enos is otherwise known as Ebrije.

Cape Plaka light is on the island of Lemnos.

Imbros is an island now known as Gökçeada.]


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29 April 1915

Gulf of Xeros & Gaba Tepe

[Lat 39.9, Long 26.1(est)]

10.00am: Convoy stopped.

10.30am: Course & speed as requisite for examining Baklas Liman.

1.15pm: Stopped of Yeni Kioi village to examine coast.

1.33pm: Enemy opened fire on ship from direction of Yeni Kioi village. “Action stations.”

1.57pm: Opened fire with starboard battery. Enemy firing at intervals.

3.00pm: Ceased fire. Secured. Proceeded to join transports.

3.30pm: Proceeded with transports, course N70E.

3.55pm: Stopped west of Xeros Island.

4.30pm: Carried out feint of landing troops in Baklas Liman, steam cutter and “Usk” towing boats, “Dartmouth”, “Ribble” & “Jed” covering.

5.15pm: Enemy opened fire from shore with common & shrapnel shell. Recalled boats & proceeded to rejoin transports. Hoisted boats.

6.30pm: Proceeded in company, course S68W, 8 knots.

10.20pm: Altered course for Gaba Tepe.

10.45pm: Stopped.

11.00pm: Ordered convoy to anchor as convenient.

11.35pm: Anchored.

Number on sick list 6


[Baklas Liman is Bakla Bay.

Yeni Kioi means new village and may be written as Neokhori or Nεοχωρι.]


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30 April 1915

Gaba Tepe

[Lat 40.2, Long 26.2 (est)]

5.30am: Collier Lydia secured alongside.

6.00am: Commenced coaling.

3.15pm: Complete with coal. Received 450 tons.

3.30pm: Collier left ship.

3.45pm: SS Swanley secured alongside.

Hands employed taking in provisions & ammunition.

6.00pm: SS Swanley left ship.

7.38pm: Weighed & proceeded to close Gaba Tepe.

8.07pm: Anchored

Two searchlights sweeping slopes of Gaba Tepe.

Number on sick list 5


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LOGS FOR MAY 1915


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May 1915

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1 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

[Lat 40.2, Long 26.2 (est)]

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.25am: Opened fire with shrapnel. Firing one round every 10 minutes.

11.05am: Ceased firing. Fired 44 rounds.

1.30pm: S3 & A guns firing Lyddite as required by military.

3.50pm: Ceased fire. Fired 10 rounds.

5.00pm: S III gun firing Lyddite as required by military.

6.15pm: Ceased fire. Fired 12 rounds.

6.30pm: Opened fire at enemy battery.

7.02pm: Ceased firing. Fired 11 rounds.

7.50pm: Opened fire at enemy battery.

8.05pm: Ceased fire. Fired 8 rounds.

Illuminating shore with searchlights.

Number on sick list 4


[The logs for 1st May were copied into two separate log books and so appear on two scans. The contents are almost identical and have been condensed into a single entry.]


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2 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

[Lat 40.2, Long 26.2 (est)]

2 searchlights illuminating shore.

7.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.00am: Fired 5 rounds of Lyddite at enemy

9.05am: Ceased fire.

9.35am: Opened fire on shore battery at request of military. Fired 38 rounds of millitary.

11.04am: Ceased fire.

11.40am: Opened fire at enemy’s trench at request of military. Fired 11 rounds of Lyddite.

4.45pm: Opened fire with Lyddite at slopes of Gaba Tepe & barracks on Gaba Tepe. Fired 6 rounds.

5.08pm: Ceased fire.

7.00pm: All ships opened fire as ordered by signal to cover advance of troops. Fired 24 rounds of Lyddite.

7.30pm: Ceased fire.

Illuminating shore with 2 searchlights.

Number on sick list 6


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3 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

[Lat 40.2, Long 26.2 (est)]

Illuminating shore with two searchlights

7.06am: Opened fire with Lyddite at enemy’s gun. Fired 15 rounds.

Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.53am: Ceased fire.

8.04am: Opened fire with Lyddite at request of military. Fired 7 rounds.

8.10am: Ceased fire.

9.03am: Opened fire on Gaba Tepe with Lyddite. Fired 9 rounds.

9.17am: Ceased fire.

12.50pm: Opened fire at request of military. Fired 8 rounds.

12.57pm: Ceased fire.

3.30pm: Opened fire with Lyddite at request of military. Fired 6 rounds.

3.42pm: Ceased fire.

5.00pm: Opened fire with Lyddite at enemy observed in trench. Fired 9 rounds.

5.18pm: Ceased fire.

7.36pm: Opened fire with Lyddite at enemy battery.

7.46pm: Ceased fire. Fired 15 rounds.

Illuminating shore with two searchlights.

Number on sick list 4


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4 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

[Lat 40.2, Long 26.2 (est)]

Illuminating shore with two searchlights.

4.30am: Torpedo Boat Destroyers “Colne”, “Usk” & “Chelmer” closed Gaba Tepe with Trawler no 49 & steamboats of “Triumph” & “Dartmouth”. Landed 200 Australian troops on Gaba Tepe. Destroyers shelling slopes of Gaba Tepe.

5.40am: Opened fire with Lyddite on barracks. Troops unable to advance owing to enemy fire.

6.00am: Ceased fire. Fired 11 rounds.

6.15am: Destroyers & “Triumph” shelling slopes of Gaba Tepe.

6.45am: Steamboats closed shore with boats in tow & re-embarked troops.

9.15am: Opened fire with Lyddite on enemy battery.

10.51am: Ceased fire. Fired 5 rounds.

1.30pm: “Dartmouth’s” steam boat with “Chelmer’s” dinghy in tow closed Gaba Tepe under Red Cross flag and brought off wounded man from the beach.

2.15pm: Red Cross party returned.

2.45pm: Observed 4 Turks on Gaba Tepe with white flag, collecting their wounded. They also buried one dead man on the beach.

8.00pm: Illuminated shore with two searchlights.

Number on sick list 4


[The raid on Gaba Tepe was by the 11th Battalion AIF. The objective was to deny the Turks the high ground overlooking ‘Anzac Cove’.]


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5 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

[Lat 40.2, Long 26.2 (est)]

Illuminating shore with two searchlights.

10.18am: Fired one round Lyddite at request of military

9.00pm: Illuminating shore with two searchlights

Number on sick list 3


[Presumably Dartmouth is far enough off shore to be out of range of the Turkish guns while she is lit up like the proverbial Christmas Tree.]


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6 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

[Lat 40.2, Long 26.2 (est)]

Illuminating shore with two searchlights.

3.19pm: Opened fire with Lyddite on enemy’s battery. Fired 12 rounds.

3.30pm: Ceased fire.

6.08pm: Opened fire with Lyddite on enemy’s battery. Fired 4 rounds.

6.11pm: Ceased fire.

9.00pm: Illuminated shore with two searchlights

Number on sick list 3


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7 May 1915

Gaba Tepe & Outer Anchorage

[Lat 40.2, Long 26.0 (est)]

Illuminating shore with two searchlights

8.00am: Weighed & proceeded. Course as requisite for Imbros Island, 12 knots.

9.15am: Stopped. Anchored off Cape Kephalo

10.00am: SS Dago secured alongside starboard side with fresh provisions

10.15am: SS Demelian secured alongside port side with shrapnel ammunition

Hands employed getting in provisions, canteen stores & ammunition.

10.45am: SS Dago left ship.

11.10am: SS Riversdale secured alongside with Lyddite ammunition.

12.12pm: SS Demelian left ship.

12.19 pm SS Riversdale left ship.

12.30pm: Weighed & proceeded to outer anchorage off Gaba Tepe.

1.38pm: Anchored.

2.50pm: SS Barrington Court secured alongside.

3.10pm: Commenced coaling.

9.25pm: Complete with coal. Received 365 tons.

Collier left ship.

Number on sick list 3


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8 May 1915

Gaba Tepe & Suvla Bay

[Lat 40.2, Long 26.2 (est)]

5.20am: Sighted an aeroplane WNW flying to southward. “London” opened fire with shrapnel at it.

11.40am: Weighed & proceeded to anchor South of Gaba Tepe to relieve “Bacchante”.

12.40pm: Anchored off Gaba Tepe. Anchor bearings: ruined barracks N54E 1200 yds.

4.00pm: Opened fire with Lyddite & shrapnel on enemy battery. Fired 6 rounds of Lyddite & 4 rounds of shrapnel.

5.00pm: Ceased fire.

5.27pm: Opened fire with Lyddite & shrapnel at enemy battery. Fired 3 rounds of Lyddite & 2 rounds of shrapnel.

5.52pm: Ceased fire.

6.40pm: “Bacchante” closed.

Weighed & proceeded to Suvla Bay.

7.45pm: Anchored

Illuminating Mount Falcon with two searchlights

Number on sick list 4


[HMS Bacchante was a 12000 ton armoured cruiser, launched in 1901 at John Brown’s yard in Clydebank and sold in 1920.]


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9 May 1915

Suvla Bay

Lat 40.3, Long 26.2

Illuminating Mount Falcon with two searchlights.

9.22am: Opened fire on the village of Kuchuk Hanafart. Fired 4 rounds.

9.28am: Ceased fire.” London” reports white flag flying from village.

9.40am: Weighed & proceeded to southward of Nibrunesi Point.

10.10am: Stopped. Fired 1 round of Lyddite at village of Buyuk Hanafart.

10.20am: Read prayers. Proceeded.

11.05am: Secured alongside SS Baron Ardrossan.

Hands provisioning ship & taking in ammunition.

2.00pm: Left “Baron Ardrossan” & proceeded toward Suvla Bay

2.50pm: Stopped. Communicated with “Queen”.

“Ribble came alongside with mails & ratings.

3.00pm: Proceeded for Suvla Bay.

3.35pm: Anchored.

9.00pm: Illuminating Mount Falcon with two searchlights

Number on sick list 1


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10 May 1915

Gaba Tepe & Suvla Bay

Lat 40.3, Long 26.2

Illuminating Mount Falcon with 2 searchlights.

1.10pm: Weighed & proceeded to take up position of “Vengeance” South of Nibrunesi Point.

1.50pm: Anchored.

2.45pm: Weighed & proceeded to position off Gaba Tepe

3.15pm: Anchored.

9.00pm: Illuminating shore with 2 searchlights.


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11 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

[Lat 40.2, Long 26.2 (est)]

Illuminating shore with two searchlights

11.30am: “Usk” arrived off Gaba Tepe. Captain of “Usk” came on board.

“Usk” shelling shore to silence enemy battery.

12.10pm: “Chelmer” relieved “Usk”

5.00pm: Captain of “Chelmer” came on board.

9.00pm: Illuminating shore with two searchlights.

Number on sick list 3


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12 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

[Lat 40.2, Long 26.2 (est)]

Illuminating shore with two searchlights.

10.00am: “Bacchante” closed shore to endeavour to silence enemy battery.

9.00pm: Illuminating shore with two searchlights.


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13 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

[Lat 40.2, Long 26.2 (est)]

Illuminating shore with two searchlights.

3.35pm: Fired 1 round of Lyddite at enemy placing gun in trench.

7.00pm: Fired 5 rounds of shrapnel at request of military at enemy entrenching themselves.

9.00pm: Weighed & shifted berth.


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14 May 1915

Off Gaba Tepe

[Lat 40.2, Long 26.2 (est)]

2.00am: Firing heard between Gaba Tepe and right flank.

4.20 – 4.50am: Illuminating Gaba Tepe with one searchlight.

9.30am: Weighed & shifted berth.

10.00am: Trawlers nos 4 & 9 attached to ship as submarine screen.

1.10pm: Weighed & proceeded to southward of Gaba Tepe.

1.36pm: Anchored.

1.59pm: Opened fire with shrapnel at bodies of enemy moving along road. Fired 5 rounds.

3.30pm: Weighed & proceeded southward.

4.45pm: Opened fire with Lyddite on military battery at request of military. Fired 4 rounds.

6.02pm: Opened fire with shrapnel at bodies of enemy moving along road. Fired 6 rounds.

7.20pm: Anchored.

9.00pm: Shifted berth.


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15 May 1915

Gaba Tepe and Port Mudros

Lat 39.8, Long 25.3

9.50am: Opened fire at request of military on enemy battery. Fired 1 round Lyddite & 1 round shrapnel.

10.20am: “Bacchante” arrived.

10.30am: Weighed & proceeded.

2.50pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Mudros Bay.

3.15pm: Anchored in B5 berth.

4.30pm: SS Penhallow, collier, secured alongside.

5.00pm: Commenced coaling.


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16 May 1915

Port Mudros

Lat 39.8, Long 25.3

1.40am: Complete with coal. Received 440 tons.

10.25am: Held Divine Service

3.20pm: SS Lamington secured alongside with stores

Hands employed getting in stores.

4.05pm: SS Lamington left ship.

5.00pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

5.40pm: Stopped in Mudros Bay.

Steamboat drawing stores from SS Dunblane & SS Cai[...]

6.00pm: Proceeded.


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17 May 1915

Cape Kephalo & Gaba Tepe

Lat 40.2, Long 26.1

5.00am: Course as requisite for approaching Cape Kephalo anchorage.

5.30am: Anchored.

Steam cutter drawing stores from “Amicus” & “Osine”[?]

7.15am: Weighed & proceeded.

8.20am: Course as requisite to close “Queen”.

8.40am: Stopped off “Queen”.

9.10am: Proceeded to position of Gaba Tepe.

9.40am: Anchored.

10.40am: Weighed. Hoisted steam cutter.

Sub- Lieutenant Lewis rejoined ship from beach party.

11.00am: Proceeded.

11.10am: Shaped course S48W. Telegraphs to full speed ahead, worked up to 3/5th power.

3.10pm: Sighted Skyros Island on port bow.

7.25pm: Cape Kataros[?]

8.45pm: Port St Nikolo Res Light abeam 2.5’

9.00pm: Sighted Cape Tamelos Light S20E.

9.50pm: St Georgio Light

10.15pm: Sighted Belo Pulo Light S45W

Other: 4 on sick list


[Cape Tamelos Light House is on Kea.

St Nikolo is Agios Nikolaos and is also on Kea.]


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18 May 1915

Lat 36.2, Long 19.4

12.30am: Sighted Cape Maleas Light S72W

1.45am: Altered course N79W through Elaphonisos Channel.

2.30am: Cape Spathi Light abeam 2’

3.50am: Cape Matapan Light abeam 3’

Number on sick list 4


[Cape Maleas is near to Monemvassia on the Peloponnese.

Elaphonisos is the channel between Elaphonisos and Kythera.

Cape Matapan or Tenaros is the southern most point on the Greek mainland.]


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19 May 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

4.45am: Sighted land ahead.

5.35am: Altered course for Valetta.

6.10am: Course as requisite for entering Grand Harbour, Malta.

6.45am: Secured to No 4 buoy, Grand Harbour, stern to Club House Wharf.

10.00am: Hands employed returning stores, cleaning ship & as requisite

Number on sick list 4


[Captain has started a shore leave rota.]


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20 May 1915

Grand Harbour, Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Hands painting ship

Number on sick list 2


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21 May 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

1.00pm: Received 20 tons oil fuel.

8.00pm: Coal lighters secured alongside.

Number on sick list 2


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22 May 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

6.10am: Commenced coaling with Maltese labour.

7.00am: Hands holystoning upper deck.

11.50am: Complete with coal. Received 436 tons

7.00pm: Discharged Mr Aspinall, Assistant Engineer, to “Egmont”.

Number on sick list 2 


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23 May 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

10.00am: Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 2


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24 May 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

1.00pm: Lieutenant A Lais, Italian Navy, came on board to accompany ship to Brindisi.

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrants nos 101, 102, 103.

6.40pm: Slipped from buoy. Proceeded out of harbour in company with “Dublin”.

Number on sick list 2


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25 May 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

10.55am: Sighted Cape Punta Santa Maria di Leuca light house N36W

1.00pm: Passed Italian cruiser “Libia” & 5 Torpedo Boats.

4.00pm: 2 Italian Torpedo Boats came out to lead ship into harbour. Course & speed as requisite for entering Brindisi Harbour.

Italian men-of-war cheering ship as ship passed them.

6.00pm: Secured head & stern to buoys nos 1 & 2 in inner harbour Brindisi.

9.00pm: Coal lighter secured alongside.

11.00pm: Divers examining under water fittings.


[Punta Santa Maria di Leuca is on the southernmost point of the ‘heel’ of Italy.]


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26 May 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

8.10am: Commenced coaling with local labour.

2.00pm: Received 20 tons of oil fuel.

3.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 250 tons.

7.15pm: HMS Sapphire arrived & secured to buoys,

Number on sick list 6


[HMS Sapphire was a cruiser of 3000 tons, launched in 1904 from Palmer Naval Works at Jarrow and sold in 1921.]


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27 May 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

9.00am: HMS Dublin proceeded out of harbour.

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 6


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28 May 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

7.45pm: HMS Amethyst arrived & secured to buoys.

10.15pm: Capitano di Coroetta Sloghek[?] joined ship for staff duties.

Number on sick list 6


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29 May 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

9.00am: Hands preparing for coaling.

10 30am: Vice Admiral Mills visited ship.

11.45am: HMS Dublin arrived & secured to buoys.

1.30pm: Two coal lighters secured alongside.

3.15pm: Commenced coaling.

4.00pm: HMS Sapphire proceeded out of harbour.

9.50pm: Complete with coal. Received 160 tons.

Number on sick list 8


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30 May 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

7.30am: One Italian signal rating joined the ship.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

6.00pm: HMS Sapphire arrived & secured to buoys.

Number on sick list 8


[HMS Sapphire, a 3000 ton cruiser, was launched in 1904 at Palmer Naval Works in Jarrow. She was sold in 1921.]


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31 May 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

Noon: RN Quarto slipped & proceeded flying flag of Rear Admiral Mills

12.10pm: “Dublin” slipped & proceeded.

12.25pm: Slipped & proceeded in company with 4 French destroyers,

2.05pm: Increased revolutions to 290. RN Nino Bixis on port beam with 3 Italian destroyers.

9.45pm: Pelagosa Island abeam

Number on sick list 5


[Pelagosa Island is now Pelagru˛a Island and is in Croatia, 42.39 16.25]


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1915


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[The logbook has changed and these pages are scans of the end pages and covers.]


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1 June 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

4.00am: Altered course as requisite for remaining in position off Selenico.

4.45am: Italian cruiser Nino Bixis took station astern with 3 Italian destroyers.

6.45am: Sighted Pomo Island S24E.

8.20am: Course as requisite for zig-zagging & approaching Curzola Island.

10.40am: Opened fire on observation station at Curzola Island, fired 19 rounds.

Noon: Course as requisite for examining Meleda Island.

7.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Brindisi Harbour.

7.45pm: Secured to numbers 1 & 2 buoys, head and stern

Number on sick list 5


[Curzola Island is now known as Korčula and is part of Croatia. 43.0 17.1

Meleda Island is now known as Mljet and is part of Croatia. 42.70 17.5]


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2 June 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

7.30am: Commenced coaling from lighters assisted by shore labour.

8.00am: Divers cleaning inlets.

3.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 430 tons.

Received 22 tons of oil fuel.

3.30pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

Number on sick list 7


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3 June 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

6.00am: HMS Sapphire proceeded out of harbour.

6.30am: HMS Amethyst arrived & secured.

Number on sick list 7


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4 June 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

7.00am: Slipped & proceeded out of harbour, course & speed as requisite.

9.00am: 1 pistol Webley Mk II with pistol accoutrements & 54 rounds pistol ammunition lost on active service.

12.50pm: Parted company with escorting Torpedo Boats.

5.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 104.


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5 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.40am: Sighted land (Malta) on starboard bow.

9.30am: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

10.30am: Secured alongside Burmola Wharf.

Number on sick list 6


[Captain has started local leave.]


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6 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

11.00am: Held Divine Service.

Number on sick list 6


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7 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on sick list 7


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8 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

5.00pm: 5 Privates & 1 bugler (RMLI) & 1 signal boy joined ship

Number on sick list 8


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9 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant no 105.

Number on sick list 8


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10 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

4.00pm: Read warrant no 106

Number on sick list 8


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11 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.00am: Landed funeral party.

11.00am: Discharged Mr Smith, Acting Signal Bos’n & Mr Dark Acting Assistant Engineer to “Tunisian” for passage to England.

Number on sick list 6


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12 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrants nos 107, 108, 109.

Number on sick list 6


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13 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.00am: Landed church parties.

10.00am: Church of England Church party at Dockyard Church.

Number on sick list 5


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14 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on sick list 4


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15 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on sick list 6


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16 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on sick list 9


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17 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

3.00pm: Landed funeral party

Number on sick list 7


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18 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

11.00am: Lost overboard by accident: 1 hammock, 1 bed, 1 bed cover, 1 blanket.

Number on sick list 7


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19 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

12.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

Number on sick list 6


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20 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholic, Wesleyan & Presbyterian Church parties.

10.30am: Church of England Church Party to Dockyard Church.

Number on sick list 4


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21 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.00am: Landed funeral party for Bighi hospital.

Other: 5 on sick list


[Bighi hospital was the Naval hospital at Kalkara on Malta.]


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22 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on sick list 6


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23 June 1915

MaltaLat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on sick list 7


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24 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.00am: Landed marines for route march.

Number on sick list 9


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25 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Number on sick list 7


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26 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

3.00pm: Discharged Lieutenant Homfray to “South[...]” for passage to England.

5.00pm: Lieutenant Polhill rejoined ship

Number on sick list 4


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27 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.00am: Landed Wesleyan, Presbyterian & Roman Catholic Church Parties.

9.30am: Church of England Church Party to Dockyard Church.

Number on sick list 5


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28 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrants nos 111 & 112.

Number on sick list 8


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29 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

4.00pm: Read warrant no 109

Number on sick list 7


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30 June 1915

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.00am: Party employed taking bags & hammocks to HMT Arcadian.

10.00am: Sent Fire Party to Torpedo Lecture Room where explosion had occurred.

Noon: 992.8 tons of coal returned to Malta Dockyard to facilitate repairs to boilers.

212 tons of oil fuel being returned to Malta Dockyard to examine & repair tanks.

2.00pm: Paid off ship & company.

Care & maintenance party remained on board, remainder of ship’s company proceeding to England on July 1st on HMT Arcadian.

Number on sick list 5


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[These pages are the end pages of the logbook and contain no information.]



JULY 1st 1915 to APRIL 23rd 1919 not included



THE VOYAGES OF HMS DARTMOUTH 1919-1921

JP map Dartmouth 1919-1921

LOGS FOR APRIL 1919


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24 April 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

9.00am: Captain H.W.W. Hope C.B., D.S.O., R.N. commissioned ship for service on South American Station

Hands provisioning ship

3.50pm: Lost by accident: 5½ pints Rum whilst transporting ullage cask.

Number on sick list 1

[Captain Hope seems to have commanded HMS Repulse in 1925. From there he wrote ‘Orders for Officers of Watches’, a copy of which is in the New South Wales archives. He became an Admiral and died in Wales in 1966.]


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25 April 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

8.10am: “Dartmouth's” crew transferred from “Glasgow” to “Dartmouth”“Dartmouth’s” care & maintenance party transferred to “Cormorant”.Hands stowing bags & hammocks

11.00am: Read stations for and exercised ‘Fire’.

1.50pm: Hands cleaning ship.

5.30pm: Discharged 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, to “Cormorant”.1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined ship from “Cormorant”.

Number on sick list 1

[HMS Glasgow was a cruiser of 4800 tons, launched in 1909 at Fairfield’s yard at Govan on the Clyde. She was sold in 1927 and is part of the OW fleet.

HMS Cormorant was a sloop of 1150 tons, launched in 1877 at Chatham Dockyard. She had a wooden hull on an iron frame and became a ‘receiving ship’ at Gibraltar in 1889 where unassigned sailors could be accommodated. She was scrapped in 1949.]


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26 April 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

7.20am: Tugs came alongside.

8.20am: Ship berthed in no 3 berth

9.20am: Hands cleaning ship’s bottom & drawing new awnings

11.00am: Carried out tilt test for director.

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothesLeave to the watch from 1.30pm to 7am.

5.00pm: Landed funeral party

8.20pm: Funeral party returned

Number on sick list 2


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27 April 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

8.15am: Landed Roman Catholic Church Party

9.35am: Landed Non-Conformist Church Parties

10.30am: Carried out tilt test.

1.00pm: Gave leave to watch from 1.30pm to 7am

4.30pm: Discharged 2 Engine Room Artificers & 1 Chief Stoker to “Anenome”.

7.00pm: Boys returned on board.

[HMS Anenome was a sloop of 1200 tons, launched in 1915 by Swan Hunter and finally sold in 1922.]


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28 April 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

7.30am: Landed working party to transfer stores from “Glasgow” to victualling yard

8.45am: Undocked ship. Berthed alongside South Mole

11.20am: Commenced coaling (native labour).Signalmen & Bosun’s party rigging dressing linesParty clearing sailroom

7.00pm: Brazilian light cruiser “Bahia” & 3 destroyers sailed

11.00pm: Finished coaling.

[Bahia, a cruiser of ~3,400 tons, was launched in 1909 by Armstrong Whitworth. She was sunk by an explosion in 1945 with the loss of most of her crew.]


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29 April 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

8.10am: Tugs came alongside & shifted ship.

8.25am: Secured alongside “Glasgow” at Main WharfHands cleaning shipDirector party carrying out tests

10.00am: Took in lubricating oilParties stowing ship.

11.00am: Discharged 1 Engine Room Artificer to “Cyclamen”.

1.00pm: Gave leave to stokers of Port Watch, 1.30pm till 7am.Hands employed spreading Fo’c’sle & Aft Deck awnings.

3.40pm: Furled Fo’c’sle awnings.

5.00pm: Gave leave to watch till 7am.

[HMS Cyclamen was a sloop, launched in 1916 by Lobnitz & Co, Renfrew. She was sold in 1932. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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30 April 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37Hands painting ship

11.00am: Commenced basin trial.

11.45am: Finished basin trial (satisfactory).

[Captain continuing rota of local leave.]



LOGS FOR MAY 1919


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1 May 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

8.30am: Hands painting ship, getting accommodation ladder from dockyard & taking in canteen stores

1.30pm: Port watch getting in provisions & stationery


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2 May 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

7.40am: Ammunition lighter came alongside

8.05am: Hands ammunitioning ship

4.30pm: Lost overboard by accident: 1 box fuzes

5.15pm: Party drawing & stowing kedge anchor

5.30pm: Read warrant no 1.


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3 May 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

5.40am: Hands striking down ammunition

7.40am: Hands striking down ammunition & fuzing Lyddite

8.00am: Divers down for box of fuzes

9.30am: Recovered box of fuzes

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 2


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4 May 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

8.10am: Landed Roman Catholic Church Party

9.40am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

11.30am: Church Parties returned

Number on sick list 4


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5 May 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

9.00am: Slipped & proceeded out of harbour.

9.30am: Proceeded & commenced working up for full power trials

10.40am: Log line parted. Lost one rotator, one governor & line

12.33pm: Completed trial

1.20pm: Swinging ship for compass adjustments

3.10pm: Completed adjustments & proceeded into harbour

3.40pm: Secured to no 15 buoy

Number on sick list 5


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6 May 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

7.45am: Coal lighters alongside

8.00am: Dressed ship, masthead and flags, in honour of HM King George V accession

1.00pm: Finished coaling

8.00pm: Slipped & proceeded

10.13pm: Cape Spartel Light S64W

[Cape Spartel is in Morocco. The longitude of Cape Spartel, 5o 55’ W, is recognised as the Western boundary of the Mediterranean. Lat 35.8, Long 5.9]


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7 May 1919

Gibraltar to Las Palmas

Lat 34.1, Long -8.5

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

6.20pm: Logline carried away. Lost by accident: 1 governor, 1 rotator & line

8.00pm: Position: Lat 33.0, Long -10.0


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8 May 1919

Gibraltar to Las Palmas

Lat 30.9, Long -12.6

8.00am: Position: Lat 31.4, Long -12.1

8.00pm: Position: Lat 29.9, Long -13.6

[Captain has been exercising sea boat crews at intervals through the whole day.]


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9 May 1919

Las Palmas

Lat 28.3, Long -15.2

6.51am: Sighted land S61W & right ahead

9.12am: Fired salute, 21 guns

9.19am: Stopped. Pilot came on board

9.27am: Proceeded, course & speed as requisite

9.33am: Anchored

9.47am: British Consul came on board

10.15am: Commenced coaling, native labour

6.30pm: Finished coaling, received 250 tons

[Las Palmas is on the Spanish Canary Islands and so the Spanish Flag was saluted with 21 guns.]


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10 May 1919

Las Palmas to Trinidad

Lat 28.1, Long -15.9

7.00am: Dressed ship with masthead flags in honour of the birthday of Prince of the Asturias

8.50am: Weighed, course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour

[Prince of the Asturias is the official title of the heir to the throne of Spain.]


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11 May 1919

Las Palmas to Trinidad

Lat 26.3, Long -20.9

8.00am: Position: Lat 26.6, Long -20.0

8.00pm: Position: Lat 25.6, Long -22.1


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12 May 1919

Las Palmas to Trinidad

Lat 24.3, Long -26.2

8.00am: Position: Lat 24.7, Long -25.3

1.00pm: Condemned as unfit for consumption 410 lbs of bread

3.45pm: Read warrants nos 2 & 3

8.00pm: Position: Lat 23.6, Long -27.8


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13 May 1919

Las Palmas to Trinidad

Lat 22.4, Long -31.2

9.40am: Marine detachment at infantry drill

6.10pm: 341 lbs of beef thrown overboard, unfit for human consumption

9.00pm: Navigation lights went out. Placed oil lights

9.20pm: Navigation lights correct


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14 May 1919

Las Palmas to Trinidad

Lat 20.6, Long -35.9

8.00pm: Position: Lat 19.5, Long -37.7

[Still exercising sea boat’s crews.]


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15 May 1919

Las Palmas to Trinidad

Lat 18.2, Long -40.9

8.00am: Position: Lat 18.6, Long -40.1

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

8.00pm: Position: Lat 17.6, Long -42.5

8.10pm: Flooded double bottom compartments 54-62, 2 ft of water showing

10.00pm: Compartment below Fore Shell Room flooded. Watch employed rigging Fire Engine


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16 May 1919

Las Palmas to Trinidad

Lat 16.4, Long -46.0

1.00am: Pumping water out of flooded compartment

3.00am: 8ft 6in water in sounding tube of compartment 56-57

8.00am: Position: Lat 16.65, Long -44.9

8.00pm: Position: Lat 15.6, Long -47.6


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17 May 1919

Las Palmas to Trinidad

Lat 14.3, Long -51.0

8.00am: Position: Lat 14.74, Long -50.1

8.00pm: Position: Lat 13.8, Long -52.85


THE VOYAGES OF HMS DARTMOUTH
Operations off Trinidad

JP map Dartmouth Trinidad

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18 May 1919

Las Palmas to Trinidad

Lat 12.5, Long -56.1

8.00am: Position: Lat 12.6, Long -55.25

8.00pm: Position: Lat 11.95, Long 57.8


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19 May 1919

Las Palmas to Trinidad

Lat 10.9, Long -61.1

6.00am: Sighted Tobago Island W67N [Lat 11.25, Long -60.7]

8.00am: Position: Lat 11.2, Long -60.3

8.51am: Sighted Trinidad right ahead

2.51pm: Hands preparing ship for entering harbourSighted HMS Lancaster at anchor

3.48pm: Stopped & anchored

[HMS Lancaster was a cruiser of 9,800tons, launched in 1902 by Armstrong’s. She was sold in 1920. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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20 May 1919

Trinidad (Port of Spain)

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship, party of 16 hands cleaning down aloft

8.45am: Hands painting down aloft

1.00pm: Hands painting down aloft & special side party cleaning ship’s side

4.10pm: Gave leave to watch till 11pm

11.45pm: Liberty men & patrol returned on board


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21 May 1919

Port of Spain

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

9.00am: Discharged 2 sick cases to “Lancaster”

9.25am: Exercised small arm companyMarines at Musketry Drill

11.40am: Oil lighter came alongside

12.50pm: HMS Lancaster proceeded. “Dartmouth” took over duties of Senior Naval Officer, South Pacific Station.

1.50pm: Landed recreation party.

[Captain has instituted a local leave rota and has his crew busy painting the ship.]


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22 May 1919

Port of Spain

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

6.15am: Finished oiling.

10.45am: Lost by accident: 1 bosun’s call.

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

5.15pm: Two coal lighters came alongside.


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23 May 1919

Port of Spain

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

6.45am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

7.30am: Coaling lighters came alongside.


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24 May 1919

Port of Spain

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

Midnight: Stopped coaling

12.40am: Lighters cast off. Received 500 tons of coal and 249 tons of oil

6.30am: Rigged fire engine & tested same & found correct.

9.05pm: Closed B & C doors.


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25 May 1919

Port of Spain (Trinidad)

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

10.30am Held Divine Service

8.30pm: Closed B & C doors


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26 May 1919

Port of Spain (Trinidad)

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

8.00am: Dressed ship overall

Noon: Fired 21 gun salute in honour of birthday of HM Queen Mary


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27 May 1919

Port of Spain (Trinidad)

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

[Hands are still painting ship]


28-31 May 1919 not included


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1919


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[These pages contain the log book covers and blank pages.]


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1 June 1919

St George’s, Grenada

Lat 12.05, Long -61.77

9.00am: Landed Church Parties (Roman Catholic & Wesleyan)

10.30am: Divine Service

8.30pm: Closed B & C doors


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2 June 1919

St George’s, Grenada

Lat 12.05, Long -61.77



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3 June 1919

St George’s, Grenada

Lat 12.05, Long -61.77

8.00am: Dressed ship

Noon: Fired salute of 21 guns in honour of birthday of HM King George V & paraded aboard

6.30pm: Undressed ship


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4 June 1919

St George’s, Grenada to Kingstown, St Vincent

Lat 12.4, Long -61.7

10.02am: Weighed & proceeded

4.00pm: Hands preparing for entering harbour

4.30pm: Stopped & anchored


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5 June 1919

Kingstown, St Vincent

Lat 13.15, Long -61.23

9.25am: Divisions. Prayers

9.50am: Read & exercised stations for abandon ship

10.40am: Mr Lett, Administrator of St Vincent, paid official visit

11.25am: Administrator left ship. Fired salute of 15 guns

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 2


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6 June 1919

Kingstown, St. Vincent

Lat 13.15, Long -61.23

12.40pm: Landed cricket party

2.00pm: Landed liberty men & shooting party


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7 June 1919

Kingstown, St. Vincent

Lat 13.15, Long -61.23

3.45pm: Landed shooting party

7.25pm: Shooting party returned

Number on sick list 3


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8 June 1919

Kingstown, St Vincent

Lat 13.15, Long -61.23

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church Party

10.40am: Held Divine Service

3.55pm: SS Caragull arrived

Number on sick list 3


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9 June 1919

Kingstown, St Vincent

Lat 13.15, Long -61.23

8.20am: Landed Rifle Team

2.00pm: Landed cricket party


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10 June 1919

Kingstown, St. Vincent

Lat 13.15, Long -61.23

8.30am: Landed Warrant Shipwright, 4 shipwrights & 1 Engine Room Artificer to work on Administrator’s motor boat

Number on sick list 6


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11 June 1919

Kingston, St Vincent to Carlisle Bay, Barbados

Lat 13.0, Long -60.7

9.14am: Weighed & proceeded

6.19pm: Stopped & anchored


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12 June 1919

Bridgetown, Barbados

Lat 13.09, Long -59.62

9.30am: Exercised “Away all boat’s crews then pull round the Fleet”

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 6


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13 June 1919

Bridgetown, Barbados

Lat 13.09, Long -59.62

10.10am: Hands getting in tinned provisions

Number on sick list 7


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14 June 1919

Bridgetown, Barbados

Lat 13.09, Long -59.62

Number on sick list 7


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15 June 1919

Bridgetown, Barbados

Lat 13.09, Long -59.62

7.15am: Celebrated Holy Communion

10.35am: Held Divine Service


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16 June 1919

Bridgetown, Barbados

Lat 13.09, Long -59.62

8.25am: Aired bedding

10.20am: Inspected Ordinary Seamen’s and Boy’s bedding

4.10pm: Quarters. Read Warrant no 5


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17 June 1919

Bridgetown, Barbados

Lat 13.09, Long -59.62

7.15am: Landed small arm companies & marine detachment

7.30am: Stokers aired bedding

10.15am: Small arm companies & marines returned

6.00pm: USS Vundyk [?] arrived

Number on sick list 7

[This may have been the USS JW Van Dyke which was a 7100 ton tanker, launched at Pier 70, San Francisco in 1917. She was eventually scrapped in 1947.]


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18 June 1919

Bridgetown, Barbados

Lat 13.09, Long -59.62

7.00am: Exercised Boys in boat pulling

4.45pm: Landed bathing party

9.07pm: Weighed & proceeded

10.10pm: Altered course to avoid steamer

10.20pm: Resumed course

Number on sick list 5


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19 June 1919

Port Castries, St Lucia

Lat 14.02, Long -61.01

Midnight: Carpenter reported 1’ 9” of water in compartment below torpedo flat.

2.05am: Sighted Brandon Point Light N38W

6.25am: Course as requisite for entering Port Castries.

6.29am: Stopped to pick up Harbour Master.

7.00am: Secured alongside coaling wharf.

7.55am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.40pm: Read warrant no 6.

4.45pm: Finished coaling, received 985 tons.

5.30pm: Hands to bathe.

8.30pm: Closed B & C doors.

Other: rec'd 985 tons of coal

[Once again the Captain has started a local leave rota with a patrol ashore to keep an eye on their behaviour.

Brandon Point is on St Lucia at Lat 13.7, Long -60.9]


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20 June 1919

Port Castries

Lat 14.02, Long -61.01

5.40am: Shifted ship from coal jetty to buoy.

10.30am: Finally secured stern of ship to buoy and let go starboard anchor. [There was a lot of anchoring, warping and shifting to achieve this final anchorage.]

5.10pm: Hands to bathe.

Number on sick list 7


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21 June 1919

Port Castries St Lucia

Lat 14.02, Long -61.01

5.45am: Hands cleaning ship & scrubbing awnings.

9.00am: Hands to bathe.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship & re-spreading awnings.

3.10pm: Administrator came on board.

5.30pm: Hands to bathe.

Number on sick list 8

[The Captain has suddenly got this urge for bathing, not a mention of it before and now 3 times in two days.]


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22 June 1919

Port Castries, St Lucia

Lat 14.02, Long -61.01

8.00am: Hands to bathe.

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church Party

10.00am: Landed Wesleyan Church Party.

1015am: Held Divine Service.

11.30am: Church Parties returned.

5.30pm: Hands to bathe

Number on sick list 7


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23 June 1919

Port Castries, St Lucia

Lat 14.02, Long -61.01

8.00am: Dressed ship overall.

8.10am: Hands to bathe.

Noon: Fired Royal Salute of 21 guns in honour of His Majesty’s coronation.

6.34am: Undressed ship.

Number on sick list 7


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24 June 1919

Port Castries, St Lucia to Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 13.6, Long -61.5

7.30am: Hands to bathe.

11.12am: Weighed & proceeded.

1.40pm: Sighted St. Vincent, bearing South. [Lat 13.15, Long -61.23]

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 7. Physical drill. Rigged canvas bath

6.20pm: Unrigged bath.


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25 June 1919

Port of Spain Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

2.30am: Sighted Chacachacare Light bearing S9W

5.17am: Altered course as requisite for passing thro’ ‘Boca de Navios’

6.10am: Course as requisite for adjustment of compasses.

8.17am: Course as requisite for swinging ship.

11.44am: Completed swing & test.Proceeded, course & speed as requisite for coming to anchorage.

12.08pm: Stopped & anchored.

12.25pm: Oil lighter no 255 secured alongside.

8.15pm: Finished oiling.

[Chacachacare is a small, abandoned island in the ‘Bocas del Dragón’ (Dragon’s Mouth) between Trinidad and Venezuela. Lat 10.7, Long -61.75.

The Boca de Navios is a channel separating Chacachacare from Huevos, another island lying between Trinidad and Venezuela. Lat 10.75, Long -61.8.]


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26 June 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

9.40am: Exercised Ordinary Seamen & Boys at Rifle Drill

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

[The crew is back on a local leave rota but no mention of bathing!]


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27 June 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

9.10am: Dutch cruiser “Zeeland” arrived & anchored.

2.40pm: Captain of Dutch cruiser “Zeeland” paid official visit

8.30pm: Closed B & C doors.

[The Dutch cruiser Zeeland, 3,840 tons, was built by De Schelde, launched in 1897 and decommissioned in 1924.]


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28 June 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

8.30am: Aired night clothing.

3.15pm: Dressed ship overall on the occasion of the signing of the Peace Treaty at Versailles.

5.00pm: Fired salute of 101 guns on the occasion of the signing of the Peace Treaty by Germany.

6.31pm: Undressed ship.

7.00pm: Spliced the Main Brace.

9.00pm: Displayed searchlights & fired rockets and Very’s lights in celebration.

[On most ships not in British Harbours the signing of the Armistice seems to have been fairly low key. For the actual Treaty it was much noisier!

Splicing the Main Brace was the order to issue an extra ‘grog’ ration of 1/8 pint of rum to all men and officers who wished it.

A Very Light is a type of flare shot from a pistol. It is normally used to signal ‘distress’.]


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29 June 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.20am: Held Divine Service.

[Back to normal routine!]


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30 June 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

7.30am: Provision lighter came alongside.

2.00pm: Hands striking down provisions.

5.00pm: Scrubbed hammocks.

8.30pm: Closed B & C doors.


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[These pages are either blank or cover pages.]



LOGS FOR JULY 1919


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[These pages are either blank or cover pages.]


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1 July 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

8.10am: Dutch cruiser “Zeeland” sailed.

Number on sick list 9


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2 July 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

Number on sick list 9


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3 July 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

8.40am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for carrying out director tests.Hands employed on director tests.

11.45am: Completed test. Stopped engines

12.45pm: Proceeded, course & speed as requisite for carrying out torpedo runs.

2.10pm: Fired starboard tube, torpedo ran correctly, 5000yds at 23 knots.

2.55pm: Fired port tube, torpedo turned 16 points.

3.15pm: Picked up torpedo, carried out director test.

4.40pm: Completed test & proceeded, course & speed as requisite, to anchorage.

5.35pm: Stopped & anchored.

Number on sick list 10

[Definitely back to ordinary Naval routine.]


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4 July 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

5.40am: Furled foc’sle & Quarter Deck awnings.

8.00am: Laid out 4 targets with steam boat.

8.50am: Exercised control parties, carried out 1” aiming practice at moored targets.

11.00am: Secured. Guns’ crews sponging out guns

1.00pm: Exercised control & searchlight parties. Carried out 1” aiming rifle practice

Number on sick list 10


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5 July 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

Number on sick list 10


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6 July 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

8.30am: Landed Church of England, Roman Catholic, Wesleyan & Presbyterian Church Parties for Peace Thanksgiving Service.

12.30pm: Church Parties returned on board.


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7 July 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

8.06am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite.

9.40am: Slow both, course & speed as requisite for Director Test.Hands employed carrying out Director Test.

11.55am: Stopped both.

12.03pm: Anchored.

2.05pm: Lowered steam cutter. Hands getting out targets

2.40pm: Exercised 1” aiming rifle practice at towed target.

7.00pm: Read warrants 8 & 9.Exercised Red Watch at Night Defence Stations

8.00pm: Exercised White & Blue Watches at Night Defence Stations.

9.00pm: Secured.

Number on sick list 13


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8 July 1919

Gulf of Paria

Lat 10.3, Long -62.0

6.30am: Hands getting out targets.

8.45am: Carried out 1” aiming rifle practice.Submerged tubes & crews prepared torpedoes for running,

9.45am: Gunner’s party & 8 hands stripping sub-calibre guns.

11.15am: Secured.

2.00pm: Marking party left ship in steam cutter.

2.15pm: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for sub-calibre practice.

5.30pm: Completed sub-calibre practice, swung ship for deviation.

6.40pm: Completed swing. Came to with port anchor

8.20pm: Exercised searchlight’s crews of Red Watch.

8.30pm: Closed B & C doors.

Number on sick list 14

[The Gulf of Paria is part of Trinidad & Tobago.]


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9 July 1919

Gulf of Paria

Lat 10.3, Long -62.0

8.43am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for sub-calibre practice.

9.30am: Carried out 2 runs from starboard guns.

10.30am: Completed sub-calibre practice.

10.48am: Stopped & picked up target.

11.04am: Proceeded as requisite for torpedo running.

11.22am: Fired starboard tune, 5000yd setting, torpedo ran correctly.

11.40am: Picked up torpedo. Remained stopped during dinner hour

1.30pm: Proceeded as requisite for torpedo firing at 15 knots.

1.52pm: Fired port tube, 5000yd, 23 knot setting, ran in circles.

2.00pm: Stopped & picked up torpedo.

2.40pm: Fired starboard tube. Good run.

2.51pm: Stopped & hoisted in torpedo.Took steam cutter in tow & proceeded to anchorage.

3.30pm: Stopped & slipped steam cutter.

3.33pm: Proceeded.

4.30pm: Anchored.

9.35pm: Exercised Night Action Stations

10.00pm: Secured

[Peace dividend?]


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10 July 1919

Gulf of Paria

Lat 10.3, Long -62.0

5.40am: Hands landed to march to Pitch LakeRemainder of hands cleaning ship & reeving boat’s falls.

8.20am: Landing party returned.

10.35am: Exercised control party.

2.00pm: Boys & Ordinary Seamen firing .303” aiming rifle at plate target.

4.00pm: Hoisted in target.

6.25pm: Drew fires & hoisted in steam cutter.

7.45pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for dropping target.

7.53pm: Dropped target & proceeded as requisite for night firing with 1” aiming rifle.

8.19pm: Repeated.

9.50pm: Secured.

10.00pm: Stopped & anchored.

Number on sick list 13

[Pitch Lake on south west Trinidad is the largest natural deposit of asphalt in the world. It covers ~40ha and may be up to 75m deep.]


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11 July 1919

Gulf of Paria

Lat 10.3, Long -62.0

6.35am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for picking up targets.

8.00am: Both targets in, proceeded.Hands employed carrying out Director Test.

11.55am: Completed test.

12.15pm: Altered course to avoid sailing craft.

12.20pm: Resumed original course.

1.35pm: Anchored.

2.00pm: Carried out Director Test.

8.30pm: Closed B & C doors.

Number on sick list 15


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12 July 1919

Gulf of Paria

Lat 10.3, Long -62.0

10.45am: Discharged 2 cases to Colonial Hospital.

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 11.

8.30pm: Closed B & C doors

Number on sick list 18


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13 July 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

10.30am: Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 17


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14 July 1919

Gulf of Paria

Lat 10.3, Long -62.0

9.30am: Hands employed hoisting boats & preparing for sea.

11.12am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite.

12.30pm: Landed Marking Party on Charachacare [Lat 10.7, Long -61.75] & carried out Director Calibration from both batteries.

5.15pm: Shore marking party returned on board.

5.30pm: Weighed, course & speed as required to pass through Chaguarama Bay [Lat 10.7, Lat -61.6]

6.53pm: Anchored off Port of Spain.

Number on sick list 17

[Chaguaramas Bay is on the northwestern tip of Trinidad.]


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15 July 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship.Carried out director test.

9.00am: Hands stripping sub-calibre guns.

9.30am: Acting Governor came on board.Weighed & proceeded as requisite for sub-calibre firing.

11.10am: Finished sub-calibre practice from port guns.

11.30am: Stopped & hoisted in target.

Noon: Proceeded, course as requisite for torpedo running.

1.20pm: Fired port tube, 5000yds, 23 knots. Good run.

1.37pm: Hoisted in 1st torpedo & proceeded as requisite for 2nd run.

2.02pm: Fired starboard tube, torpedo ran in a wide [circle] to the right.

2.13pm: Hoisted in torpedo.

2.20pm: Proceeded to anchorage.

3.00pm: Stopped. Acting Governor left ship.Carried out director test.

3.30pm: Anchored.

7.30pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for Night Defence Exercises.

8.00pm: Dropped 2 targets & carried out 1” Aiming Rifle practice from foremost guns.

9.35pm: Secured & proceeded to anchorage.

Number on sick list 17


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16 July 1919

Port of Spain Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

6.00am: Steam cutter away weighing targets.

7.00am: Steam cutter returned with targets.

8.20am: Hands clearing for action.

10.10am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite.

10.29am: Stopped. Dropped target

10.38am: Proceeded at 12 knots as requisite for carrying out reduced charge firing at target towed by steam cutter.

11.04am: Opened fire from starboard battery.

11.09am: Ceased fire.

11.36am: Opened fire from port battery.

11.40am: Ceased fire. Turned towards target

Noon: Stopped both & hoisted in targets.

12.15pm: Proceeded to anchorage.

12.37pm: Anchored.

4.00pm: Landed review party for practice march past.

Number on sick list 17

[Reinstated local leave rota but still closing B & C doors at 8.30pm.]


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17 July 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

9.40am: Divisions with arms.

10.00am: Prayers.

10.10am: Exercised small arms companies.

11.45am: Spread awnings.

3.50pm: Landed Review Party for Rehearsal of March Past.

5.05pm: Read warrant no 12.

Number on sick list 20


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18 July 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

2.45pm: Hands cleaning ship.Electric Lighting Party rigging illuminating circuits.

3.45pm: Landed Football Party.

Number on sick list 20


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19 July 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

8.00am: Dressed ship overall in celebration of Peace Day.

8.45am: Landed Seamen, Stokers & Marines for Review on Savannah.

11.55am: Party returned on board.

Noon: Fired salute of 21 guns in celebration of Peace Day.Hands make & mend clothes.

6.30pm: Undressed ship.

8.00pm: Illuminated ship.

Midnight: Switched off.

Number on sick list 21

[Peace Day was an official celebration of the signing of the Treaty at Versailles. In London it included a march past of a temporary cenotaph which was later replaced by the one used today.

Savannah probably refers to Queen’s Park, Savannah, the largest open space in Port of Spain. According to Wikipedia it is colloquially known as ‘Savannah’.]


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20 July 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

9.15am: Landed Roman Catholic Church Party.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

11.15am: Roman Catholic Church Party returned.

Number on sick list 22


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21 July 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

8.00am: Dressed ship overall for Peace Celebration.General Holiday. Gave leave to watch from 9am to 7am

8.00pm: Illuminated ship.15 libertymen returned to ship slightly injured due to assault by natives.

9.10am: Landed patrol under Lieutenant Nalder (unarmed) to bring off libertymen.

11.35pm: Patrol returned on board.

Midnight: Switched off illuminations.

Number on sick list 22


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22 July 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

7.30am: Libertymen returned on board.

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers.Secured, oil lighter alongside, port side

2.45pm: Provision lighter came alongside. Hands getting in provisions

4.30pm: Oil lighter cast off, received 186.4 tons oil fuel.

4.30pm: Read warrant no 15.

5.00pm: Stokers to Evening Quarters.

6.00pm: HMS Cambrian arrived.

Number on sick list 18

[HMS Cambrian was a cruiser of 3810 tons, launched in 1916 at Pembroke Dockyard. She was sold in 1934. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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23 July 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

6.00am: Hands preparing for coaling.

8.00am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

Noon: Hands make & mend clothes.

3.00pm: Received 5 cases of rum on board.

9.00pm: Finished coaling, received 535 tons.Hands employed sweeping upper deck.

Number on sick list 19


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24 July 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

7.45am: Landed ratings to attend at Police Court.

12.25pm: Police Court witnesses returned on board.

Number on sick list 19


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25 July 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

9.00am: Landed witnesses for Police Court.

1.00pm: Police Court witnesses returned on board.

2.00pm: Hands securing boats for sea.

3.45pm: Landed football party.

Number on sick list 18


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26 July 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

5.40am: Hands holystoning deck.

Noon: Hands make & mend clothes.

3.45pm: Landed Football Party.

Number on sick list 20


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27 July 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

9.15am: Landed Roman Catholic Church Party.

10.25am: Held Divine Service.

11.20am: Roman Catholics returned on board.

4.40pm: HMS Cambrian sailed


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28 July 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

8.50am: Party of 10 re-stowing flour in after hold.

5.00pm: Read warrant no 16

Number on sick list 20


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29 July 1919

Trinidad to Barbados

Lat 10.7, Long -61.7

8.30am: Party of 1 Leading Hand & 10 men re-stowing after hold.

11.54am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite.

12.40pm: Course as requisite for passing through Boca de Monos.

6.30pm: Read Warrant no 17

11.30pm: Exercised seaboat’s crews

Number on sick list 21

[Boca de Monos, Lat 10.7, Long -61.7, is a channel between Monos and the Chaguaramas Peninsula of Trinidad. The island of Monos is one of the ‘Bocas Islands’ which lie in the Bocas del Dragón, the Channel lying between Trinidad and Venezuela.]


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30 July 1919

Bridgetown, Barbados

Lat 13.09, Long -59.62

2.30am: Exercised seaboat’s crew.

5.45am: Altered course as requisite for anchorage.

6.05am: Anchored.HMS Cambrian in harbour.

9.50am: Divisions.Hands employed getting in stores from “Cambrian”.Gunnery training class under instruction.

5.30pm: Landed hands to bathe.

11.50pm: Hoisted galley.

Number on sick list 23


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31 July 1919

Bridgetown, Barbados

Lat 13.09, Long -59.62

9.53am: Exercised small arm companies.

Steam cutter employed towing “Cambrian’s” boats with repatriated Jamaican seamen from shore to “Cambrian”.

11.30am: Secured.

Noon: “Cambrian” sailed.Hands make & mend clothes.

5.00pm: Quarters. Read warrants 18 & 19

5.45pm: Hands to bathe.

Number on sick list 22

[The Captain is getting enthusiastic about bathing once again. He’s started a local leave rota and has gone back to closing B & C doors.]


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[These pages are either blank or cover pages.]



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1919


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[These pages are either cover pages or blank.]


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1 August 1919

Carlisle Bay Barbados

Lat 13.09, Long -59.62.

7.30am: Hands to bathe.

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.15am: Secured.

10.35am: Exercised small arm companies.

11.45am: Secured.

2.00pm: 2nd skiff away sailing.

Number on sick list 22

[Carlisle Bay is a small natural harbour on the southwest of Barbados, Lat 13.09, Long -59.62. Bridgetown, the Capital, is on this bay which takes its name from James Hay, 1st Earl of Carlisle, who claimed the island through Royal Grant on behalf of Charles 1 in 1627.]


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2 August 1919

Carlisle Bay, Barbados

Lat 13.09, Long -59.62.

7.40am: Hands to bathe.

Noon: Gave leave to watch of stokers from 2pm, remainder from 5pm.

1.30pm: Mustered men from no 5 & 6 Mess Deck before Surgeon.

4.10pm: Quarters. Read warrants no 20 & 21.

5.00pm: Hands to bathe, port side.

Number on sick list 16


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3 August 1919

Carlisle Bay

Lat 13.09, Long -59.62.

7.55am: Hands to bathe.

10.00am: Landed ship’s company for Divine Service ashore.

5.30pm: Hands to bathe.

Number on sick list 15


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4 August 1919

Carlisle Bay

Lat 13.09, Long -59.62

7.30am: Hands to bathe.

9.30am: Exercised hands at stations for ‘out & in paravanes’.

11.25am: Hands refitting & replacing PV gear.

Number on sick list 16.

[Paravanes were devices with vanes to adjust the depth and toothed towing wires which could be towed by a ship to cut the mooring cables of mines. PV is probably the abbreviation for paravane.]


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5 August 1919

Barbados to Trinidad

Lat 13.09, Long -59.62

6.40am: Rove steam cutter and barge falls.

7.40am: Hands to bathe.

9.30am: Hands secured boats for sea.

10.40am: Furled foc’sle awnings.

2.20pm: Weighed & proceeded.

2.31pm: Out PVs

8.00pm: Position: Lat 12.3, Long -60.3.

Number on sick list 15


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6 August 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

2.00am: Exercised seaboat’s crew

3.00am: Galera Point Light (glow) S40E [Lat 10.8, -60.9]

3.20am: Galera Point Light S49WChacachare Light S53W [Lat 10.7, Long -61.75]

6.06am: Altered course as requisite for passing through Boca de Monos.

6.26am: Altered course S70E & as requisite for making observations with Horizontal Vibratory Needle, speed as requisite.

7.57am: Completed observations & proceeded as requisite for anchorage.

8.13am: Anchored of Port of Spain.

8.30am: Off sea gear.

10.00am: Gunnery Training Class to instruction.

10.03am: P3, S2 & Z guns’ crews to divisional drill.

1.15pm: Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4 Mess Decks mustered for Medical Inspection.

2.30pm: Exercised Boat’s crews under sail.

[Galera Point Lighthouse, also known as Toco Point Lighthouse is on the North Eastern point of Trinidad. Lat 10.8, Long -60.9.

I think the Horizontal Vibratory Needle observations may refer to a method of measuring the horizontal intensity of the earth’s magnetic field.]


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7 August 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

9.30am: Read stations for ‘Out Bower Anchor’. Exercised ‘Out Bower Anchor’.

10.55am: Replaced gear & hoisted boats.

Noon: Hands make and mend clothes.

Number on sick list 15

[The Captain has started a local leave rota but seems to have lost enthusiasm for bathing. He still quite often closes B & C doors at 8.30pm.]


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8 August 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.16am: Secured.

10.45am: Hands employed: boat keepers of 1st & 2nd cutters & barge refitting gear, Gunner’s, Bosun’s & side parties as requisite, Gunnery Training Class under instruction.

1.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

1st & 2nd cutters sailing for Captain’s Prize

Number on sick list 16


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9 August 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

Number on sick list 14

[Ordinary ship routine.]


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10 August 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

Number on sick list 14


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11 August 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

Number on sick list 18

[Ordinary routine plus various classes.]


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12 August 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

8.20am: Z, P1, P2, P3 guns crews carrying out Director Tests.

9.30am: 1st & 2nd cutters crews working about their boats.1st whaler refitting gear.Gunnery & Seamanship Training Classes under instruction.Boys to school.Hands working on Mess Deck.

Number on sick list 13


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13 August 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

Number on sick list 13

[Ordinary routine and training.]


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14 August 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

Number on sick list 12


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15 August 1919

Port of Spain,Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

Number of sick list 12

[Today the theme is painting plus a bit of instruction.]


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16 August 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

Number on sick list 15

[Definitely a slow day, cleaning is the main chore, but it is Saturday.]


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17 August 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

Number on sick list 15

[Even less going on, not even Divine Service or Church Parties going ashore.]


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18 August 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

9.15am: Boys & Ordinary Seamen away in cutter ‘sounding’.2nd cutter, 2nd & 3rd whalers painting out boats

Number on sick list 14


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19 August 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

Number on sick list 12

[Back to cleaning and painting with the Training Classes used ‘as requisite’. Still no bathing and they are still closing B & C doors.]


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20 August 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

9.30am: Boys to school.Gunnery & Seamanship Training Classes to instruction.Boat’s crews painting out.

5.30pm: 1 Able Seaman discharged from Colonial Hospital, ex-“Cambrian” and joined ship.

Number on sick list 13


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21 August 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

12.21am: Lieutenant Nalder, in charge of armed guard, boarded SS Crown of Cadiz.

1.00am: Guard returned on board with one fireman charged with being drunk & broaching cargo.

9.20am: Handed over fireman from “Crown of Cadiz” to Local Police.

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

Number on sick list 16

[SS Crown of Cadiz, a 4607 ton cargo ship, was launched in 1916 by Russell & Co, Port Glasgow for Crown SS Co Ltd. They sold her to Charente SS Co Ltd of Liverpool in 1920 and she was renamed SS Chancellor. She sank in Dec 1939 after a collision.]


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22 August 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

7.30am: SS Pannonia arrived.

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.27am: Secured

10.45am: Gunnery & Seamanship Training Classes under instruction.

1.30pm: Discharged 1 Able Seaman to SS Pannonia for passage to Jamaica.

2.00pm: Gunnery & Seamanship Training Classes under instruction.

Number on sick list 16

[SS Pannonia was a passenger cargo vessel of 9851 tons, launched in 1902 by John Brown, Clydebank for Cunard SS Co. She was scrapped in 1922.]


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23 August 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

Number on sick list 16

[Today was spent cleaning.]


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24 August 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

10.30am: Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 17


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25 August 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad to Pointe á Pierre

Lat 10.3, Long -61.5

6.40am: Hands preparing for sea.

8.00am: Pilot came on board.

8.13am: His Excellency the Acting Governor & party came on board.Proceeded

9.25am: Altered course as required for going alongside at Pointe á Pierre.

11.20am: Secured alongside the jetty.

2.00pm: Gunnery & Seamanship Training Classes at instruction.

4.10pm: Slipped & proceeded as requisite.

6.11pm: Anchored.

6.35pm: His Excellency the Acting Governor left ship.

Number on sick list 21

[Pointe á Pierre is on the Gulf of Paria in Trinidad. It is now the site of both an oil refinery and wild life sanctuary and lies at Lat 10.3, Long -61.5.]


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26 August 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

6.00am: Hands prepared for coaling.

7.20am: Commenced coaling (Native Labour)

8.50am: Training classes under instruction.Boys to schoolBoat cleaners to their boats

3.55pm: HMS Yarmouth arrived & anchored.

[HMS Yarmouth was a 5,200 ton cruiser, launched in 1911 by the London & Glasgow Co. She was sold in 1929 and is part of the OW fleet.]


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27 August 1919

Port Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

1.25am: Finished coaling, received ____ tons.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.40am: Hold party stowing provisions.

2.00pm: Party of 12 hands getting in provisions.Hands cleaning ship, re-spreading awnings & hoisting boats.

Gunnery & Seamanship Training Classes under instruction

Number on sick list 15


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28 August 1919

Port of Spain to Pará

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

9.35am: Gunnery & Seamanship Training Classes under instruction.

10.30am: Boats’ crews securing boats for sea.

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.04pm: Discharged Sub-Lieutenant Howers to HMS Yarmouth to await passage.

4.45pm: Hands furling foc’sle awning & securing for sea.

5.04pm: Weighed & proceeded.

6.07pm: Closed B & C doors.

6.39pm: Altered course as requisite for passage thro’ the Boca de Monos

8.47pm: Chacachacare Pt S69W [Lat 10.7, Long -61.75]Galera Point Lighthouse S75E [Lat 10.8, Long -60.9.]


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29 August 1919

Port of Spain to Pará

Lat 9.6, Long -58.2

3.30am: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

7.00am: Exercised sea boat’s crew

9.15am: Divisions. PrayersExercised General Quarters

10.10am: Secured.

10.30am: Training Classes under instruction.

1.00pm: Hands employed scraping & red-leading.Training classes under instruction

10.10pm: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

[The Captain is definitely tightening up the sea-going abilities of his crew.]


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30 August 1919

Port of Spain to Pará

Lat 6.6, Long -53.2

8.00am: Position: Lat 7.55, Long -54.05

5.00pm: Patent log indicator out of order.

5.30pm: Patent log indicator working.

8.00pm: Position: Lat 5.95, Long -51.95

[He is still exercising sea boat’s crew and started sounding regularly in the afternoon.]


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31 August 1919

Port of Spain to Pará

Lat 3.1, Long -49.4

8.00am: Position: Lat 4.4, Long -49.9

9.30am: Divisions.Held Divine Service

8.00pm: Position: Lat 2.5, Long -48.2


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1919


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1 September 1919

Pará

Lat -1.21, Long -48.48

8.00am: Position: Lat -0.3, Long -47.3

8.05am: Sighted Salmos Point Lighthouse S8W

9.32am: Sounded in 22 fathoms.

[Went on sounding at shorter intervals while steadily reducing speed.]

3.17pm: Anchored.

4.30pm: Consul came on board.

5.35pm: Consul left, fired salute 7 guns.

8.30pm: Closed B & C doors.

[Salmos Point Lighthouse may be the one known as Salinopolis or Salinas which is situated at Lat -0.7, Long -47.35

Pará is situated on the Pará River in Brazil.]


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2 September 1919

Pará

Lat -1.21, Long -48.48

5.20am: Hands preparing for coaling, turning in boats on port side.

5.25am: Pilot came on board.

5.30am: Weighed & proceeded.

6.35am: Secured alongside wharf.

8.10am: Commenced coaling (native labour).

9.15am: Hands re-spreading awnings & covering boats.Gunnery & seamanship training classes under instruction

11.30pm: Finished coaling, received 300 tons.

Number on sick list 12

[Once again a local leave rota has been started. B & C doors are being closed again.]


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3 September 1919

Pará

Lat -1.21, Long -48.48

9.00am: Brazilian Captain of Port paid official visit on board.

2.00pm: Gunnery & Seamanship Training Classes under instruction.

4.00pm: Read warrant no 22.

Number on sick list 11


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4 September 1919

Pará

Lat -1.21, Long -48.48

9.00-11.00am: Ship open to visitors.

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

Number on sick list 12


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5 September 1919

Pará to Bahia

Lat -0.2, Long -46.5

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship & preparing for sea.

6.45am: Pilot came on board.

7.15am: Slipped & proceeded, course & speed as required.

7.47am: Stopped & changed pilot.Proceeded

9.09am: Chapro Niado Light House S70E 1.3’

10.20am: Colaro Light House S42E 2.9’

11.47am: Gaivotas Point Light House S42E 1.7’

2.40pm: Hove to & dropped pilot.

2.45pm: Proceeded.

3.11pm: Salmos Point Light House S14E

7.45pm: Exercised seaboat’s crew.

8.00pm: Position: Lat -0.1, Long -46.5

8.00pm: Slow both engines.

8.05pm: Neptune & Amphitrite arrived on board & received by Captain Hope on Fore

Bridge.

8.11pm: Half speed.

11.15pm: Exercised seaboat’s crew.

[While the pilots were on board there were many course alterations.

None of the lighthouses mentioned are listed under those names in any of the sources I could find.

Chapro Niado may be Chapéu Virado which lies at Lat -1.2, Long -48.5

And Colaro may be Guará which is at Lat -1.2, Long -49.9

Gaivotos may be Ponta da Guarita lighthouse, listed today as Joanes, which is at Lat -0.9, Long -48.5

Salmos Point may be Salinas or Salinopolis which is at Lat -0.7, Long -47.35

Neptune was the Roman god of the sea while Amphitrite was the wife of the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon. Although the log does not go into details it seems as if the crew were involved in a ‘Crossing the Line’ ceremony.]


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6 September 1919

Pará to Bahia

Lat -0.8, Long -43.5

3.00am: Lost by accident: 270 fathoms wire from Kelvins Sounding Machine, 1 24lb lead [weight], 1 Brass Guard Tube.

8.00am: Position: Lat -0.3, Long –44.1

10.30am: Hands rigging bath & preparing for “Crossing the Line” ceremony.

12.35pm: Reduced to 190 rev.

1.00pm: Neptune & Amphitrite & court arrived & carried out ceremony of “Crossing the Line”.

3.25pm: Increased to 260 rev.

5.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 23.

8.00-10.00pm: 3-4 inches of water reported in wells between stations 56-66.

10.00pm: Wells dry.


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7 September 1919

Pará to Bahia

Lat -2.9, Long -38.9

6.20am: Sighted Jericoacocia Light South

7.10am: Sounded in 10 fathoms.

8.00am: Position: Lat -2.5, Long -40.2

6.15pm: Mocoripa Point Light S35W

8.00pm: Position: Lat -3.7, Long -38.1

[Jericoacoara Lighthouse is at Lat -2.9, Long -40.5 and I think that this is the lighthouse referred to in the log.

Mucuripe Lighthouse is in Fortoleza at Lat -3.7, Long -38.5 and I think that this is the lighthouse referred to in the log.]


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8 September 1919

Pará to Bahia

Lat -5.1, Long -35.0

8.00am: Position: Lat -4.7, Long -35.8Training classes at instructionHands scraping & red leading

9.50am: Observed De Aghua Light House S19W

6.38pm: Cape Bacopary Light N46W

8.00pm: Position: Lat -6.8, Long -34.7

8.05pm: Parahiba Light S55W

8.45pm: Parahiba Light abeam 9 miles.

[Agulha Lightouse is at Lat -4.9, Long -36.3 and may be the one referred to in the log.

Parahiba Lighthouse is at Lat -7.1, Long -34.9

Bacopari Lighthouse is at Lat -6.4, Long -35.0 and I think this is the lighthouse referred to in the log.]


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9 September 1919

Pará to Bahia

Lat -10.0, Long -35.5

2.05am: Pernambuco Light N87W

3.59am: Agostinho Light abeam.

8.00am: Position: Lat -9.2, Long -35.0

8.03am: Gunlayers & Trainers on Aim Drill.

2.00pm: Gunnery & Seamanship Training Class under instruction.

4.30pm: Read warrant no 24.

[Pernambuco Light may be Recife Light at Lat -8.1, Long -34.9, or, just to the north Olinda Light Lat -8.0, Long -34.85.

 Agostinho Light is at Lat -8.35, Long -34.95.]


THE VOYAGES OF HMS DARTMOUTH
Operations off South America

JP map Dartmouth South America

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10 September 1919

Bahia

Lat -13.0, Long -38.55

3.40am: Sighted Aracaju Light N36W

5.30am: Sighted Itapuã Light N75W

7.00am: Antonio Light House N12W

8.00am: Hands cleaning ship & preparing to enter harbour.

8.07am: Anchored. Fired National Salute of 21 guns. Brazilian ensign at main.

8.10am: Fort St Marcello returned salute.

8.45am: British Consul came on board.

9.00am: British Consul left ship, saluted with 7 guns.

9.05am: Weighed & proceeded for shifting berth.

9.23am: Anchored.

11.35am: Commenced coaling.

9.39pm: Stopped coaling for night.

[Aracaju Light may also be known as Sergipe or Coroado Meio, it is in Brazil at Lat -16.0, Long -37.0.

Itapuã is also in Brazil at Lat -12.95, Long -38.35.

Antonio Light may be known as Santo Antonio da Barra or Farol da Barra. It is in Brazil at Lat -11.0, Long -38.5

Fort St Marcello is built on a sandbank at the entrance to the Baia de Todos os Santos, Lat -12.8, Long -38.6. Construction started in 1650 to deter pirates and its current outer defensive wall was built in 1812.]


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11 September 1919

Bahia

Lat -13.0, Long -38.55

5.00am: Re-commenced coaling.

10.00am: Lost by accident: 1 Hazel rod fender, 1 Grass fender.

4.30am: Completed coaling, received 500 tons.

5.20am: Hands cleaning ship.


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12 September 1919

Bahia

Lat -13.0, Long -38.55

11.25am: Governor’s ADC came on board

11.47am: Governor’s ADC left ship

8.30pm: Closed B &C doors

[No mention of leave.]


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13 September 1919

Bahia to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -13.0, Long -38.55

9.40am: Prepared for sea & furled foc’sle awning.

11.45am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite.

8.00pm: Position: Lat -15.0, Long -38.3


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14 September 1919

Bahia to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -18.8, Long -38.8

8.00am: Position: Lat -17.9, Long -38.35

12.30pm: Patent log carried away. Lost: 1 line & rotator Pattern 315c

8.00pm: Position: Lat -20.5, Long -39.8


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15 September 1919

Bahia to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -23.1, Long -42.6

8.50am: Ran into fog.

9.26am: Sighted Cape Frio N11E [Lat -22.9, Long -42.0]

1.10pm: Maricas Island N6E

1.55pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour.Fired National Salute 21 guns

2.30pm: Anchored. Saluted Admiral of Port with 15 guns

2.45pm: Brazilitan Officer of the Guard came on board.

3.44pm: Officer of the Guard from R.O.W Uruguay came on board.

3.45pm: Officer of the Guard boarded Brazilitan cruiser “Rio Grande do Sul” & Brazilitan Flag “Minas Gerais”.

3.50pm: Officer of the Guard from Arimade Naimani [?] came on board.

4.45pm: 6 Ordinary Seamen & 1 Ordinary Telegraphist joined ship.

5.10pm: Officer of the Guard boarded Argentine cruiser “Sole Julia” & Uruguay cruiser “Uruguay”.

[Maricá is a town about 25 miles from Rio de Janeiro at Lat -22.9, Long -42.8.

Rio Grande do Sul was built by Armstrong Elswick, launched in 1909 and scrapped in 1948.

Minas Gerais was built by Armstrong Elswick, launched in 1907 and sold in 1953.

The Sole Julia may have been the “Nuevo de Julio”, launched in 1892 and scrapped in 1930

Uruguay may have been the 1400 ton gunboat “Uruguay” launched by Vulcan at Stettin in 1910 and scrapped in 1953.]


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16 September 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

5.30am: Hands preparing to disembark ammunition.

8.20am: Ammunition lighter came alongside.

11.20am: Completed getting out ammunition (cordite only).

1.10pm: Provision lighter came alongside. Hands employed cleaning provision lighter.Gunnery Training Class & Gunner’s Party running back guns

[Captain has started local leave and they are still closing B & C doors.]


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17 September 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

5.20am: Hands preparing for entering dock, furling awnings & turning in boats.

7.30am: Ammunition lighter cast off.

8.00am: Pilot came on board.

8.10am: Weighed & proceeded up harbour.

9.15am: Anchored off “Affonso Penna” floating dock.

11.15am: Shifted berth.

1.00pm: Hands employed scraping & red leading.Gunner’s party & Gunnery Training Class about P II

[The floating dock Affonso Penna was built in Barrow in 1910.]


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18 September 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

8.45am: Hands preparing for docking.

9.05am: Weighed & proceeded to enter floating dock “Affonso Penna”.

9.45am: Entered floating dock.

5.10pm: Read warrant no 25.

[Hands spent the rest of the day scraping & red leading, and working on guns.]


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19 September 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

5.00pm: Paid war bounty

Number on sick list 10

[Hands spent day scraping and red-leading. Gunner’s party were cleaning out & painting magazines.

I cannot find details of the ‘war bounty’.]


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20 September 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17Port watch getting in provisions.

5.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 26.

Number on sick list 9


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21 September 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

9.30am: Performed Divine Service.

5.10pm: Hands to bathe.

[The Captain has started local leave.]


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22 September 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

5.10pm: Hands to bathe

[Back to scraping & red-leading.]


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23 September 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

5.20pm: Hands to bathe.

Number on sick list 8

[Scraping, red-leading & cleaning up continue. No mention of leave but B & C doors still being closed.]


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24 September 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17


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25 September 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

3.35am: Commenced flooding dock.

3.45am: Ceased flooding.

6.00am: Hands clearing up decks.

7.30am: Hands employed scraping & red-leading.

9.30am: Commenced flooding dock.

10.30am: Ship floated.

10.50am: Hands undocking ship.

11.00am: Ship towed out of dock.

11.30am: Anchored.

11.50am: Ammunition lighter came alongside.

12.55pm: Hands ammunitioning ship

2.15pm: Finished ammunitioning

3.00pm: Lighters cast off, prepared for sea.

3.19pm: Weighed & proceeded.

4.06pm: Anchored.

4.30pm: Leave to watch.

6.00pm: Prepared for coaling.

7.00pm: Landed patrol.

10.25pm: Liberty men returned.

11.45pm: Patrol returned.

Number on sick list 8


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26 September 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

5.30am: Coal lighters came alongside.

7.25am: Commenced coaling.

11.00am: Lost overboard by accident: 1 shovel.

5.20pm: Finished coaling, received 935 tons.Hands cleaning ship

6.30pm: Gave leave to watch.

8.00pm: Landed patrol.


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27 September 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.15am: Oil lighter came alongside.

10.50am: Spread awnings

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

1.30pm: Gave leave to watch & boys.

5.00pm: Read warrant no 27.

7.00pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Liberty boys returned.

10.00pm: Oil lighter cast off, received 221 tons fuel oil.


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28 September 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

9.45am: Landed cricket party

10.35am: Held Divine Service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch.

7.30pm: Liberty boys returned.

10.30pm: Liberty men returned.

Number on sick list 10


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29 September 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.Party of 12 hands working in hold & preparing for provisioning

8.20am: Starboard watch cleaning ship’s side.Gunners & side parties as required.

12.30pm: Provision lighter came alongside.Port watch getting in provisionStarboard watch cleaning ship’s side.Bosun’s & Gunner’s parties as required

4.30pm: Read warrants nos 28, 29, 30, 31.

4.40pm: Lost by accident: 1 brass crutch.

[A crutch in this context is a support of some sort. The fact that it is brass suggests that it may have been a rowlock from a boat.]


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30 September 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

 8.10am: Gunner’s, Bosun’s parties as required.Starboard watch getting in provisions.Port watch painting in board.Boom party & 1 funnel party as required.

4.30pm: Lost by accident: 1 boat hook.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1919


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1 October 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

6.00am: Hands painting ship.

9.10am: Canteen Store lighter came alongside.4 hands & stokers party striking down provisions

1.15pm: Gunner’s party & side party as required.Port watch getting in storesStarboard watch painting ship’s side

3.30pm: Furled awnings.

5.00pm: Hands preparing for sea.Starboard watch striking down provisions

5.30pm: Discharged 1 Ordinary Seaman 2nd class to British Consulate to await passage to England.

6.00pm: Hoisted boats.

8.30pm: Closed B & C doors.

9.55pm: Weighed & proceeded.


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2 October 1919

Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo

Lat -25.9, Long -45.1

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am: Position: Lat -25.1, Long -44.5

8.40am: Mast party painting foremast.

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

5.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 32

8.00pm: Lat -27.6, Long -46.3


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3 October 1919

Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo

Lat -30.9, Long -49.4

8.00am: Position: Lat -30.0, Long -48.6

1.00pm: Hands working about boom & parts of ship.

7.30pm: Ran into fog.Sounded 35 fathoms, commenced sounding every hour.

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4 October 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship & preparing for coaling.

9.25am: Sighted San José Ignacio Light House N78W

11.00am: Lobos Island abeam to starboard.

11.20am: Ran into fog.

11.35am: Fog cleared.

3.27pm: Stopped & anchored.Fired National Salute 21 guns

4.30pm: Pilot came on board.

4.35pm: Weighed & proceeded into harbour.

5.12pm: Anchored in Montevideo harbour.Gave leave to watch

9.00pm: HMS Southampton arrived & anchored in roadstead.

[Punta José Ignacio light house is in Uruguay at Lat -34.8, Long -54.6.

Lobos Island is in Maldonado Department, Uruguay at Lat -35.0, Long -54.9.

HMS Southampton was a 5400 ton cruiser, launched in 1904 at the Vickers Maxim yard in Barrow. She was sold in 1926 and is part of the OW fleet.]


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5 October 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

5.55am: Coal lighters came alongside.

6.55am: Commenced coaling.

11.00am: Oil lighter came alongside.

11.35am: Finished coaling.

12.50pm: Hands striking down coal & cleaning ship.

12.55pm: Coal lighters shoved off.Gave leave to watch 4.30pm to 10pm.


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6 October 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

11.20am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

12.14pm: Passed thro’ brakewater [sic]

12.23pm: Stopped, dropped pilot.

3.40pm: Course & speed as requisite for adjusting compasses & “swinging ship”.

6.00pm: Completed “swinging ship”.

8.00pm: Position: Lat -35.9, Long -56.4

9.30pm: Sighted glare of St Antonio Light S82W

[Date written on page looks more like a ‘5’ but the day is given as Monday and the 5th was correctly entered as a Sunday.]

[San Antonio light is in Argentina at Lat -36.3, Long -56.8.]


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7 October 1919

Montevideo to Coquimbo

Lat -38.9, Long -57.2

12.25am: Point Madano Light abeam S70W

8.00am: Position: Lat -38.2, Long -56.8

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

8.00pm: Position: Lat -40.2, Long -57.9ll5

[Punta Médanos light is in Argentina at Lat -36.9, Long -56.7]


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8 October 1919

Montevideo to Coquimbo

Lat -42.9, Long -59.7

8.00am: Position: Lat -42.35, Long -59.3

9.30am: Gunnery & Seamanship Training Classes under instruction.Boys to schoolBosun’s party about Main Rigging

1.15pm: Hands employed scraping & re-fitting gear.Training classes under instruction

8.00pm: Position: Lat -44.1, Long -60.75


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9 October 1919

Montevideo to Coquimbo

Lat -47.0, Long -62.9

8.00am: Position: Lat -46.2, Long -62.3

9.30am: Training classes under instruction.

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.50pm: Read warrant no 34.Hands securing gear on upper deck.

8.00pm: Position: Lat -48.4, Long -63.9


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10 October 1919

Montevideo to Coquimbo

Lat -50.9, Long -66.2

8.00am: Position: Lat -50.3, Long -65.45

10.50am: Gunnery & Seamanship Training Classes under instruction.Boys to schoolBosun’s Party refitting

1.30pm: Hands employed making the cable & clearing away anchor cable.Training classes & Bosun’s party as in forenoon

8.00pm: Position: Lat -52.3, Long -75.4 [This position although clearly written in the log seems to be anomalous.]Sighted Cape Virgins Light S42W

8.20pm: Sighted Dungeness Light S40½W

10.57pm: Cape Virgins Light abeam N40W 6 miles.

11.22pm: Cape Possession Light N83½W

[Cabo Virgenes Lighthouse is in Argentina at Lat -52.3, Long -68.35

Punta Dungeness Lighthouse is in Chile at Lat -52.4, Long -68.4

Cabo Posesion or Strait of Magellan Lighthouse is in Chile at Lat -52.3, Long -68.45.]


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11 October 1919

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

4.55am: Monday light abeam

7.18am: Triton Bank Buoy abeam N45W

11.35am: Course as requisite for anchorage.

11.46am: Anchored. Fired 21 gun salute.Chilean cruiser “Zentena” returned salute.

[Pilotage for Magellan Straits is given in the link shown

Monday Light is probably Isla Magdalena Light, situated on the eponymous island in the middle of the Strait of Magellan at Lat -52.9, Long -70.6. It is about 25 miles from Punta Arenas.

The Chilean cruiser is the Ministro Zenteno which was launched in 1896 and scrapped in 1931.


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12 October 1919

Magellan Strait

Lat -50.2, Long -76.4 [8am position]

12.06am: Weighed & proceeded.

2.22am: Cape St Isodro Light S2W

3.20am: Cape St Isodro Light N74W 1.8’

7.15am: Celebrated Holy Communion

8.00am: Position: Lat -50.4, Long -76.7

9.30am: Held Divine Service.

3.12pm: Felix Light House abeam

6.02pm: Direction Island Light N35W

[Cabo San Isidro Light, in Chile, is the southernmost traditional lighthouse on the South American mainland. It lies at Lat -53.8, Long -71.2.

Bahia Felix Light lies on the Isla Tamar, a small island on the southern side of the Magellan Strait. It lies at Lat -52.95, Long -74.1]


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13 October 1919

Montevideo to Coquimbo

Lat -49.6, Long -76.5

9.00am: Physical Drill.Gunnery & Seamanship Training Classes under instructionsBoys to schoolBosun’s party re-fitting

1.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.


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14 October 1919

Montevideo to Coquimbo

Lat -45.1, Long -76.6

[This latitude does not match the 8am and 8pm positions although they seem to be anomalous when compared with the sequence of noon time positions.]

6.30am: Sighted land S75E

8.00am: Position: Lat -41.4, Long -75.4

9.45am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.50am: Secured.

11.00am: Hands scrubbing deck clothes & as requisite.

1.00pm: Gunnery & Seamanship Training Classes under instruction.2nd whalers refitting boat’s gearBosun’s party as requisite

8.00pm: Position: Lat -38.9, Long -75.95.


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15 October 1919

Montevideo to Coquimbo

Lat -40.5, Long -75.5

9.55am: Boys to school.Training classes under instruction1st whalers about their boatRemainder of hands scraping & red-leading

1.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.


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16 October 1919

Montevideo to Coquimbo

Lat -36.1, Long -74.0

5.20am: Hoisted colours.

5.30am: Passed over scene of Battle of Coronel. Half masted colours

6.30am: Hoisted & hauled down colours.

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers Exercised “Abandon Ship” stations

10.30am: Training classes under instruction.Remainder of hands scraping & red-leading

1.30pm: 1st & 2nd cutters re-fitting boats’ gear.Bosun’s party as requisiteRest of hands as in forenoon

[The Battle of Coronel was fought on 1st Nov 1914 when a German squadron sank two British cruisers, HMS Good Hope and HMS Monmouth with the loss of 1570 men. The German Squadron were sunk in their turn at the Battle of the Falklands.]


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17 October 1919

Montevideo to Coquimbo

Lat -30.8, Long -72.0

9.45am: Exercised General QuartersControl parties to drillGunnery & Seamanship Training Classes under instruction

12.56pm: Sighted land off starboard bow.Hands employed preparing ship for entering harbour.Training classes under instructions.

2.55pm: Sighted Lengua de Vaca Light House N52E

4.00pm: Lengua de Vaca Light House abeam S63E

5.30pm: Tortuga Light abeam.

5.41pm: Anchored Coquimbo Bay.

[Baliza Calete lighthouse is situated on the Lengua de Vaca peninsula, south of Coquimbo at Lat -30.3, Long -71.6

Punta Tortuga lighthouse is at Lat -29.94, Long -71.365]


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18 October 1919

Coquimbo

Lat -29.94, Long -71.36

9.30am: British Consul came on board.

10.01am: Captain of Port came on board.

11.00am: Consul left ship. Fired salute of 7 guns

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.Gave leave to watch 1.30pm to 10pm, Petty Officers to 10.30pm


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19 October 1919

Coquimbo

Lat -29.94, Long -71.36

8.00am: Landed Landing Party.

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church Party.

10.30am: Held Divine Service on board.


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20 October 1919

Coquimbo

Lat -29.94, Long -71.36

5.40am: Hands preparing for coaling.

8.15am: Coal lighters came alongside.

8.40am: Commenced coaling.

9.50pm: Finished coaling for night.


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21 October 1919

Coquimbo

Lat -29.94, Long -71.36

6.00am: Coal lighters came alongside.

6.15am: Recommenced coaling.

1.40pm: Finished coaling, received ____ tons

2.00pm: Lighters cast off.Hands cleaning shipOne hazel rod fender destroyed.

5.00pm: Gave leave to watch till 10pm.


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22 October 1919

Coquimbo

Lat -29.94, Long -71.36

9.00am: Cemetery party left ship.

4.10pm: Read warrants nos. 36, 37, 38.


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23 October 1919

Coquimbo Bay

Lat -29.94, Long -71.36

9.30am: Hands securing for sea.

11.40am: Closed B & C doors.

11.48am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as required for leaving harbour.

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

1.49pm: Sighted Pajaras Island Light abeam S58W

4.41pm: Tested saluting ammunition. Fired 3 rounds.

 8.00pm: Position: Lat -28.4, Long -71.95

[Isla Pajaros Niños is an island off the coast near Algarrobo. The lighthouse is listed as Cofradia Nautica Algarrobo today and has the designation CHI-079. It lies at Lat -33.4, Long -71.7 but this is outside the area.]


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24 October 1919

Coquimbo to Callao

Lat -25.8, Long -72.9

8.00am: Position: Lat -26.1, Long -72.8

10.40am: Boys to school.Training classes to instructionBosun’s party setting up Main Rigging

1.30pm: Training classes to instruction.Daymen to Physical Drill

8.00pm: Position: Lat -24.2, Long -73.3


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25 October 1919

Coquimbo to Callao

Lat -21.0, Long -74.4

5.45am: Hands holystoning upper deck.

8.00am: Position: Lat -21.9, Long –74.1.

3.25pm: Ordinary Seamen to Physical Drill.

4.11pm: Let go port lifebuoy. Stopped. Lowered port cutter & picked up buoy.

4.32pm: Hoisted seaboat & proceeded.

8.00pm: Position: Lat -19.5, Long -74.8.

[The Captain has been exercising his seaboats several times per day most of the time he has been at sea. Picking up the lifebuoy seems to have gone fairly smoothly.]


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26 October 1919

Coquimbo to Callao

Lat -16.4, Long -76.0

8.00am: Position: Lat -17.3, Long -75.6

9.30am: Divisions. Inspection of guns by Captain

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

8.00pm: Position: Lat -14.85, Long -76.5


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27 October 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

7.32am: Sighted San Lorenzo Island.Hands preparing for entering harbour.

10.50am: Anchored. Fired 21 gun salute. Peruvian Flag at Main.

11.18am: British Consul came on board.

11.30am British Consul left ship. Fired salute of 7 guns.

Peruvian Men of War in harbour: “Almirante Grau”, “Coronel Bolognesi”, TBD “Rodriguez”

1.30pm: Mast party cleaning down aloft.Remainder of hands rigging whips & preparing for coaling.Lost overboard by accident: 1 Bass Broom.

[Captain started local leave.

San Lorenzo Island is at Lat -12.1, Long -77.25.

Callao is the largest and most important port of Peru. It is located to the West of the capital, Lima at Lat -12.05, Long -77.15.

BAP Almirante Grau, a 3200 ton cruiser, was launched in 1906, became a depot ship in the 1950s and was scrapped in 1958.

BAP Coronel Bolognesi, a 3200 ton cruiser, was launched in 1906, became a depot ship in the 1950s and was scrapped in 1958.

Rodriguez”, a 490 ton destroyer, was launched in 1909 as the French ship “Actée”. She arrived in Peru in 1914 and was renamed. She was scrapped in 1939.]


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28 October 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

8.25am: Mast party cleaning down aloft.

9.25am: General Quarters.

11.00am: Prefect of Callao paid official visit.

11.07am: Prefect of Callao left ship, saluted with 13 guns.

11.15am: British Chargé d’Affaires paid official visit.

11.29am: British Chargé d’Affaires left ship, saluted with 13 guns.

11.45am: Secured from General Quarters.

1.30pm: Mast party cleaning down aloft.Remainder of hands preparing for coaling.

4.00pm: Read warrant no 39

Number on sick list 7


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30 October 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

10.00am: Oil tank came alongside.

5.20pm: Oil tank left ship.


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29 October 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

5.05am: Coal lighters came alongside.

6.35am: Commenced coaling.

4.10pm: Finished coaling, received 620 tons.Hands cleaning ship


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31 October 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

5.40am: Hands painting ship.Mast party painting down aloft

10.00am: Oil lighter came alongside.

10.40am: Chinese Minister paid official visit.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1919


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[These pages are either blank or cover pages.]


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1 November 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

5.45am: Hands holystoning upper deck.

1.30pm: Gave leave to watch from 1.30pm to 10.00pm.


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2 November 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

6.30am: Landed party of 14 officers and 80 men for trip on Peruvian Railway.

10.15am: Divisions.Held Divine Service


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3 November 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

9.00am: Oil lighter came alongside.Funnel party scraping funnels.

9.30am: Boys to school.Training classes under instructionHands painting gunsRemainder of hands painting ship

1.45pm: Finished oiling, received ____ tons.


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4 November 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

8.30am: Side party, mast & funnel parties painting ship

9.35am: Seamanship & torpedo training classes under instruction.One hand at each gun, painting

4.45pm: Gave leave to watch till 10pm Thurs 10th Nov.

[The only snag for the watch on leave is that 10th Nov is on Monday!]


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5 November 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

5.05pm: Read warrant no 40

[Painting continues with a reduced crew.]


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6 November 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

[Still painting.]


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7 November 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

4.00am: Read warrant no 41


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8 November 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

10.05am: Patrol returned with 5 absentees.

1.50pm: Water tank alongside, received 10½ tons.

Number on sick list 10.

[The painting and local leave continues.]


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9 November 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

8.00am: Landed Church of England party for special service.

12.05pm: Church party returned on board.

1.30pm: Landed liberty men, boys & football party.

7.40pm: Liberty men & boys returned.

10.30pm: Liberty men returned from 48 hour leave.

Number on sick list 10


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10 November 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

Number on sick list 10

[Another day of shipkeeping, training and local leave.]



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11 November 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

8.20am: Landed Sanding party.Read warrants nos. 42 & 43.Carpenters party stowing away shot racks.Bosun’s party repairing fenders of Consul’s boat

11.00am: Sounded “Still”

11.02am: “Carry on” in accordance with Admiralty instructions.

Number on sick list 11

[The first observance of what was Armistice Day and is now Remembrance Sunday.]


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12 November 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

9.50am: Gunners party & side party as requisite.Gun painting party about gunsBarge boat cleaners cleaning out bargeSeamanship Training Class under examination.Rigging party as requisite

1.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.00pm: Read warrant no 44.

Number on sick list 11


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13 November 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

10.00am: Boys to school.Seamanship Training Class under instruction.Bosuns & side parties [as requisite]Boat cleaners of 1st & 2nd cutters & barge refitting gearBoom party as requisiteMarines at infantry drill.

1.00pm: Hands make & mend.


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14 November 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

8.20am: Oil lighter came alongside.

2.50am: Finished oiling, received 36 tons.

[Hands busy about boat chores all day.]


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15 November 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

8.20am: Water tank came alongside.

8.30am: Gave leave to boys till 10pm

10.30am: Finished watering.

Number on sick list 11


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16 November 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

8.50am: Landed Roman Catholic Church Party.

10.10am: Held Divine Service.


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17 November 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

8.20am: 4 Hands working with Captain of hold.

8.55am: Provisioning cutter came alongside.Seamanship Training Class under instruction.Boys to school


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18 November 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

9.40am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.30am: Secured.

1.20pm: 1st cutters & 1st whalers painting boats.

1.30pm: Hands shifting flour from fore-hold to flour room.

4.10pm: Read warrants nos. 45 & 46.

Number on sick list 10


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19 November 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

8.45am: Oil lighter came alongside.

9.00am: Steam cutter grounded & lost rudder.Party of 12 hands stowing flour.2nd cutter tested for buoyancy (correct).

1.00pm: Received 57 tons of oil fuel.

1.30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

Number on sick list 10


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20 November 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

5.40am: Divers party rigging boat.

8.20am: Divers searching for steam boat’s rudder.

1.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes.Lost by accident: 1 brass crutch from 3rd whaler

5.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant no. 47

Number on sick list 10


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21 November 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

6.30pm: Held reception on board.

Number on sick list 10


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22 November 1919

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

6.00am: Coal lighters came alongside.

8.05am: Oil lighter came alongside.

8.15am: Commenced coaling.

12.05pm: Finished coaling, received 147.6 tons.

12.10pm: Received 37 tons oil fuel.Hands cleaning ship

3.50pm: Secured boats for sea.

5.00pm: Hoisted boats, furled awnings.

5.30pm: Tested lifebuoys (correct)

6.00pm: Hoisted steam cutter.

8.15pm: Weighed & proceeded. (for Chimbote)

10.30pm: Sighted Magorcas Light N47W

Number on sick list 10

[The lighthouse is probably Isla Mazorka Light at Lat -11.4, Long -77.75.]


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23 November 1919

Chimbote

Lat -9.1, Long -78.6

12.42am: Magorca Light abeam 2’ [Lat -11.4, Long -77.75]

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship & scrubbing coaling screens.

9.00am: Sighted land on starboard beam.

12.38pm: Altered course as requisite for passage through Northern passage.

12.48pm: Anchored.

3.30pm: Captain of port came on board.


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24 November 1919

Chimbote

Lat -9.1, Long -78.6

9.45am: All boats away exercising under sail.

10.00am: Marines mustering kit.

1.45pm: Boats exercising under sail.

3.10pm: Secured.

4.15pm: Landed Seining & Football parties.

6.00pm: Landing parties recalled.

7.15pm: Hoisted boats.

Number on sick list 5


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25 November 1919

Chimbote

Lat -9.1, Long -78.6

5.30am: Officers seining party landed.

6.40am: Secured boats for sea.

9.45am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.35am: Secured.

1.35pm: Weighed & proceeded.

3.15pm: Altered course as requisite for entering Samanco Bay [Lat -9.3, Long -78.5.]. Anchored.

4.04pm: Proceeded.

Number on sick list 10


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26 November 1919

Chimbote to Mollendo

Lat -12.1, Long -77.25

2.25am: Sighted Mazorca Light S47E [Lat -11.4, Long -77.75.]

5.25am: Sighted Blado Rock N57WMagnea Light N21E

7.30am: Sighted Pescadores Island. [Lat -11.75, Long -77.5]

8.00am: Position: Lat -11.8, Long -77.5

11.00am: Anchored off San Lorenzo Island, Callao. [Lat -12.1, Long -77.25.]Naval consul came on board.Took in 114 cases paymaster’s stores.

11.55am: Weighed & proceeded.

2.00pm: Training classes under instruction.

8.00pm: Position: Lat -10.6, Long -76.7

Number on sick list 10

[Pescadores Island is at Lat -11.8, Long -77.3 and lies 5 miles west of Ancón which is a beach resort near to Lima.


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27 November 1919

Chimbote to Mollendo

Lat -15.7, Long -74.7

4.45am: Sighted land Mt Criterion N69W

9.20am: Cleaned small arms.

10.00am: Exercised small arm companies.

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

5.00pm: Let go both lifebuoys.Stopped, lowered both seaboats & picked up buoys.

Number on sick list 10

[Monte Criterio is in Peru at Lat -15.0, Long -75.25]


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28 November 1919

Mollendo

Lat -17.03, Long -72.03

6.50am: Anchored.

8.10am: Captain of Port came on board.Hands securing to stern buoyTraining classes under instruction

1.30pm: Training classes under instruction

Number on sick list 6

[Mollendo was the main port of southern Peru at Lat -17.0, Long -72.0. It has now been superseded by Matarani


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29 November 1919

Mollendo

Lat -17.03, Long -72.03

Lost by accident: 2 hammers, 1 chisel, 1 spanner, 3 punches, 2 Marlin spikes.


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30 November 1919

Mollendo

Lat -17.03, Long -72.03

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

1.00pm: Gave leave to Chief & 1st class Petty Officers from 1.20pm to 10am Monday.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1919


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1 December 1919

Mollendo

Lat -17.03, Long -72.03

8.00am: Dressed ship in honour of Queen Alexandria’s Birthday.

9.55am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.20am: Secured.

10.45am: Seamanship & torpedo training classes under instruction.Bosun’s party oiling paravanes and blocks.Gunner’s & side party as requisite.Steam cutter’s crew about their ship

1.00pm: As forenoonBoom party on boom


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2 December 1919

Mollendo

Lat -17.03, Long -72.03

9.55am: Exercised collision stations.

10.40am: Seamanship & Torpedo training classes under instruction.

1.00pm: Gunner’s, Bosun’s & Boom parties as requisite.Training classes as requisiteHands securing for sea

5.30pm: Let go stern hawser.

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded.

Number on sick list 5


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3 December 1919

Iquique

Lat -20.19, Long -70.15

8.20am: Lost by accident: 2 waste bins, 1 broom, 1 hand scrubber.Training classes under instruction

1.30pm: Anchored & secured stern to Man of War buoy.

3.00pm: Training classes under instruction.

3.05pm: Port lower boom sprung.

3.20pm: Got lower boom inboard.

Number on sick list 5


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4 December 1919

Iquique

Lat -20.19, Long -70.15

1.00pm: Lost by accident: 1 paint tool.

1.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

5.00pm: Quarters. Read warrants nos. 48 & 49

Number on sick list 5

[Iquiqe is a port city in Northern Chile.

The captain is carrying on with normal ship routine and has started local leave; boys as usual have to be back earlier.]


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5 December 1919

Iquique

Lat -20.2, Long -70

8.20am: Party of 6 hands turning over all gear in slop room.

Number on sick list 5

[Normal ship routine all day.]


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6 December 1919

Iquique

Lat -20.19, Long -70.15

8.45am: Divisions with hat covers.

3.45pm: Read warrant no. 50

Number on sick list 5


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7 December 1919

Iquique

Lat -20.19, Long -70.15

10.10am: Held Divine Service.

Number on sick list 5


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8 December 1919

Iquique

Lat -20.19, Long -70.15

8.30am: Remainder of hands provisioning ship.

Number on sick list 6


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9 December 1919

Iquique

Lat -20.19, Long -70.15

Number on sick list 3


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10 December 1919

Iquique to Valparaiso

Lat -21.9, Long -70.3

5.40am: Hands securing boats for sea & cleaning ship.

10.35am: Slipped stern hawser & weighed port anchor. Proceeded, course as requisite, out of harbour.

1.30pm: Training classes under instruction.

8.00pm: Position: Lat -21.9, Long -70.5

8.06pm: Sighted Tocapilla Lights S50E

Number on sick list 4

[Tocapilla Light is listed as Islote Blanco which is an islet just down the coast from Tocapilla at Lat -22.1, Long 70.2]


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11 December 1919

Iquique to Valparaiso

Lat -24.8, Long -71.0

12.55am: Sighted Leading Bluff Light S12E

2.05am: Leading Bluff Light abeam 4.8miles

3.55am: Sighted Punta Tetas Light S28E

4.55am: Punta Tetas Light abeam N8E

8.00am: Position: Lat -24.9, Long -70.8

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

8.00pm: Position: Lat -26.4, Long -71.3

Number on sick list 4

[Leading Bluff Light may be Punta Angamos which is about the right distance from Punta Tetas and which sits at the end of a headland. It is situated at Lat -23.0, Long -70.5

Punta Tetas Lighthouse is in Chile at Lat -23.5, Long -70.6.]


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12 December 1919

Iquique to Valparaiso

Lat -29.6, Long -71.9

8.00am: Position: Lat -28.8, Long -71.8.

Number on sick list 5


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13 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

5.30am: Sighted “Southampton” S 45 W

5.50am: Formed single line ahead.

7.30am: Course & speed as for entering harbour.

8.00am: Secured to buoys, head & stern, in Valparaiso Bay.Sub Lieutenant Milner joined ship.

[Valparaiso, Lat -33.04, Long -71.62, is a major port in central Chile. It was extremely important when ships had to use the Cape Horn route between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. However, when the Panama Canal opened in 1914 the importance of Valparaiso declined somewhat.]


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14 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

9.50am: Commander in Chief came on board & inspected ships company & mess decks.

Number on sick list 8

[Some local leave has been started.]


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15 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

9.05am: Commander of Flagship carried out inspection of machinery.Held medical survey on board.

9.45am: Party getting in canteen stores from “Southampton”.

1.40pm: Training classes under instruction.Provisioning party restowing fore hold

2.00pm: Captain of Marines inspected detachment.

6.45pm: Read warrant no 51.


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16 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

9.20am: Commander in Chief came aboard and inspected ship at Action Stations.

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.Leave to watch till 8pm

6.00pm: Furled awnings & prepared for coaling.


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17 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

6.05am: Coal lighters came alongside.

6.55am: Commenced coaling.

8.00pm: Finished coaling, received 790 tons.Hands sweeping down, replacing gear & hoisting boats


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18 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

Number on sick list 6

[They spent the day cleaning up after coaling and ordinary ship chores.]


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19 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

12.30am: Concert parties returned.

Number on sick list 7


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20 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

1.35pm: Landed 1 cot case for hospital.

7.35pm: Landed concert party.

10.05pm: “Southampton’s” concert party returned.

Number on sick list 7


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21 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

7.15am: Landed Rifle Team.

8.55am: Landed Roman Catholic Church Party.

9.10am: Racing cutter crew left ship for Regatta.

Number on sick list 7


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22 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

8.20am: 4 hands getting up provisions

10.01am: Dressed ship overall & fired 21 gun salute in honour of visit of President of Chile to Squadron.

10.40am: Fired 21 gun salute

10.44am: Undressed ship.

1.30pm: Gave leave to watch until 8pm.

Hands make & mend clothes.

Landed 40 men for picnic party

5.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 52.

5.15pm: Hands to bathe.

Number on sick list 9


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23 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

1.10am: Picnic party returned.

5.40am: Provisioning party cleaning out cold storage.

12.55pm: Landed libertymen attending sports at Cancha.Provisioning party getting in stores

7.50pm: Cancha party returned on board.

8.15pm: Landed concert party.

Number on sick list 9

[Some picnic!]


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24 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

1.50am: Concert party returned.

9.45am: Boys to school.

1.00pm: Concert party rigging stage.

8.00pm: Held concert on board.

Number on sick list 8


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25 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

7.00am: Celebrated Holy Communion.

9.40am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party.

10.00am: Held Divine Service on board.

11.30am: Roman Catholics returned on board.

4.05pm: Landed Football party.

9.00pm: Football party returned.

Number on sick list 5


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26 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

Cautioned Mr Alexander Mackenzie, Boatswain for the Quarter Deck, for being drunk on board on Wednesday Dec 24th

8.40am: Provision lighter arrived.

9.50am: Port Watch getting in provisions.Boys to school1st & 2nd cutters cleaning out boatsBos’ns party rattling down rigging.

4.30pm: Port Watch getting in fresh provisions & stowing it in cold storage room & getting out condensed milk into lighter.

8.30pm: Watch stowing away timber.

Number on sick list 6


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27 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

6.30am: Let go stern wire.

7.40am: Weighed & proceeded.

8.15am: Anchored.

9.00am: Secured stern to two buoys aft for oiling.

10.00am: Cooks cleaning mess decks.

4.30pm: Finished oiling, received 239 tons.

4.50pm: Quarters. Read warrants nos. 53, 54, 55.

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for swinging ship for deviation.

Number on sick list 11


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28 December 1919

Valparaiso to Punta Arenas

Lat -37.2, Long -73.8

8.58pm: Sighted Tucapel Light S41E

[Punta Tucapel lighthouse is in Chile at Lat -37.7, Long -73.7.]


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29 December 1919

Valparaiso to Punta Arenas

Lat -41.7, Long -74.8

12.20am: Sighted Mocha Island Light S25E

2.00am: Noron de las Toncerlles [?] Light S79E

8.00am: Position: Lat -39.4, Long -74.35

9.40am: Boys to school.Training classes under instruction.

[Isla Mocha Light is in Chile at Lat -38.3, long -73.9. The island is the site of many historic shipwrecks and was used by pirates and privateers as a base. Now about half the island is a nature reserve.]


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30 December 1919

Valparaiso to Punta Arenas

Lat -44.7, Long -75.4

3.35am: Sighted Huapo Light S39E

8.00am: Position: Lat -44.0, Long -75.2

8.00pm: Position: Lat -46.1, Long -75.7

8.20pm: Reduced to 8 knots, watch securing sea boats [There is a force 7 wind.]

10.00pm: Sighted Cape Raper Light S40W [Lat -46.9, Long -75.5]

Number on sick list 10

[Huapo Light may have been the one on Isla Guafo at Lat -43.6, Long -74.8]


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31 December 1919

Valparaiso to Punta Arenas

Lat -49.16, Long -74.38

1.13am: Cape Raper light abeam [Lat -46.9, Long -75.5]

9.20am: Seamanship & Torpedo training classes under instructions.Gunners & Bos’ns parties as requisiteRemainder at gunnery lecture.Courses as requisite for Messier ChannelLost by accident: 1 brass crutch.

Afternoon: Course as requisite for English Narrows.Indian & Chasm Reaches & Wide Channel.

6.25pm: Anchored in Molyneux Sound.

Anchor bearings: Romilo Island N75W; Roman Point, Michel Point S46E; Cone Mount N18E

Number on sick list 7

[Canal Messier is at Lat -48.3, Long -74.55

Chasm Reach is at Lat -49.6, Long -74.5]


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1920


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Weather Instruments

Barometer: Mercurial - Adic A641

Air Temperature Thermometer - Negretti and Zambra, M10484; M10485

Sea Temperature Thermometer – Negretti and Zambra, M10487


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1 January 1920

Valparaiso to Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

5.15am: Weighed & proceeded.

6.30am: Shaped course as requisite for Concepcion & Morentes Channels, Guia Narrows & Sarmiento Channel

9.40am: Training classes under instruction

Spotting table & crew to drill

Boys to school

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.45pm: Course as requisite for Isthmus Bay.

5.00pm: Anchored.

Number on sick list 7

[Concepción Channel is at approximately Lat -50.8, Long -74.9 and separates Madre de Dios and Duke of York Islands to the West from the Wilcock Peninsula and small islands to the East.

The Sarmiento Channel is a major channel running approximately North South. It starts at the southern end of the Guia Narrows at approximately Lat -50.8, Long-74.4 and continues through parts of other channels to approximately Lat -52.05, Long -73.8. At the northern end it passes between the Chilean mainland and the islands of Esperanza, Vancouver and Piazzi.


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2 January 1920

Valparaiso to Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

4.07am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for leaving Isthmus Bay.

8.00am: Course as requisite for Smythe Channel & Muque Channel & Magellan Straits.

10.00am: Course as requisite for Long Reach & Magellan Straits.

11.19am: Cooper Key Light House abeam.

1.30pm: Training Classes under instruction.

Hands preparing for coaling.

Course as requisite for Long, Crooked & English Reaches.

9.15pm: Course & speed as requisite for coming to anchorage.

9.27pm: Anchored off Punta Arenas.

[Directions for Navigating the Magellan Straits are shown in the link, the deepest part is at Cooper Key and there are some wonderful photographs of modern ships in the straits.

The Smyth Channel is in two portions and Dartmouth is joining the southern portion of some 46 nautical miles after she has passed through the Victoria Pass. The channel passes a number of islands including small islands in the main channel before it joins the Magellan Strait.


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3 January 1920

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

8.00am: Fired salute of 21 guns.

8.32am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for going alongside collier.

9.15am: Secured alongside coal hulk Thomdale

9.55am: Commenced coaling.

4.45pm: Read warrant no 56

8.25pm: Finished coaling, received 400 tons.

8.37pm: Slipped from collier & proceeded, course & speed as requisite, for anchorage.

8.50pm: Anchored.

Number on sick list 7


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4 January 1920

Punta Arenas to Stanley Harbour, Falkland Islands

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

7.30am: 2nd part of port watch stowing provisions.Gunner’s party as requisite.Remainder of hands cleaning ship.

7.00pm: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for 2nd & 1st narrows of Magellan Strait.

Number on sick list 5


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5 January 1920

Punta Arenas to Stanley Harbour, Falkland Islands

Lat -52.5, Long -66.5

12.47am: Triton Bank buoy abeam.

5.30am: Dungeness Light House abeam. [Lat -52.4, Long -68.4]

6.00am: Hands unbending cables & putting WT covers to Navel pipes.

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

8.00pm: Position: Lat -52.65, Long -63.9

Number on sick list 6


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6 January 1920

Punta Arenas to Stanley Harbour, Falkland Islands

Lat -52.4, Long -59.3

5.30am: Sighted land bearing NE

8.00am: Position: Lat -52.4, Long -50.65

1.10pm: Training classes under instruction.Remainder of hands refitting boats & preparing for harbour.

6.37pm: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

7.10pm: Harbour master came on board.

7.28pm: Anchored.

10.10pm: Received 10 bags of mail.


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7 January 1920

Stanley Harbour, Falkland Islands

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

6.50am: Starboard watch preparing for coaling.Port watch filling coal bags.

11.00am: Coal lighter came alongside.

1.30pm: Gave leave to port watch till 9pm.Starboard watch coaling.

2.00pm: Administrator came on board.Administrator left shipFired salute of 17 guns.

8,00pm: Stopped coaling for today.

Number on sick list 5


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8 January 1920

Stanley Harbour, Falkland Islands.

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

4.00am: Starboard watch commenced coaling.

1.30pm: Gave leave to starboard watch till 9pmPort watch coaling ship

8.00pm: Stopped coaling for today.

Number on sick list 5


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9 January 1920

Stanley Harbour, Falkland Islands

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

4.00am: Port watch commenced coaling.

2.30pm: Gave leave to port watch till 9pm.Starboard watch coaling ship.

7.05pm: Finished coaling, received 667 tons.

Number on sick list 8


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10 January 1920

Stanley Harbour, Falkland Islands

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

8.45am: Landed stokers working party.

11.50am: Stokers working party returned.

1.45pm: Gave leave to watch & part till 9pm

Number on sick list 8


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11 January 1920

Stanley Harbour

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

9.45am: Held Divine Service

[Local leave continues.]


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12 January 1920

Stanley Harbour

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

Forenoon: Gunner’s party m~~king ammunition.

Afternoon: Boats’ crews employed about boats.Bos’ns party setting up main rigging.Gunner’s party striking down ammunition.

3.45pm: Read warrant no ____Discharged prisoner to local gaol.


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13 January 1920

Port Stanley to South Georgia

Lat -51.9, Long -55.9

8.40am: Hands preparing for sea.

9.30am: Seamanship Training Class under instruction.Remainder unmooring.

11.16am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour. Wireless aerial carried away.

11.35am: Stopped & retrieved aerial.

1.15pm: Training classes under instruction.

Number on sick list 5


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14 January 1920

Port Stanley to South Georgia

Lat -52.1, Long -51.3

8.00am: Position: Lat -52.9, Long -53.0

10.00am: Training classes under instruction.

8.00pm: Position: Lat -52.4, Long -50.1

Number on sick list 5


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15 January 1920

Port Stanley to South Georgia

Lat -52.9, Long -44.6

8.00am: Position: Lat -52.7, Long -45.85

9.00am: Training classes under instruction.Remainder scrubbing & oiling 3½” & 5½” wires.

11.15am: Tested engine room telegraphs.

8.00pm: Position: Lat -53.3, Long -42.1

9.07pm: Sighted Shag Rocks

10.33pm: Shag Rocks abeam 4.7’ S15W

Number on sick list 3


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16 January 1920

King Edward, South Georgia

Lat -54.28, Long -36.50

7.20am: Sighted land 2 points on starboard bow.

8.45am: Passed iceberg to south about 10 miles.

8.55am: Stopped, passing iceberg to port about 5 cables. Engines as requisite for firing Lyddite & common at iceberg

9.20am: Fired 8 rounds Lyddite & 58 rounds common at Berg, range about ½mile. Iceberg capsized.

9.40am: Proceeded.

10.05am: Exercised General Quarters. Passing iceberg to South

10.30am: Secured. Training classes to instruction

1.00pm: Lost overboard by accident: 1 pin of firing shackle.

Hands sanding & re-varnishing woodwork & holystoning upper decks

6.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Cumberland Harbour.

6.30pm: Anchored in King Edward Cove.

Number on sick list 2

[King Edward Cove, Lat -54.3, Long -36.5, is on Cumberland East Bay and was named for King Edward VII in 1906. It was the site of a whaling station and is currently the site of a British Antarctic Survey Station working on both fishery research and monitoring the earth’s magnetic field.]


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17 January 1920

King Edward Cove, South Georgia

Lat -54.28, Long -36.50

11.00am: Lieutenant Commander (Navigation) & party surveying in steam boat.

7.00pm: Survey party returned.

Number on sick list 2


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18 January 1920

King Edward Cove, South Georgia

Lat -54.28, Long -36.50

6.15am: Starboard watch unmooring, port watch cleaning ship.

7.03am: Weighed & shifted berth.

7.13am: Anchored.

9.20am: Surveying party landed.

10.15am: Held Divine Service.

1.15pm: Gave leave to party to visit seal rookery.

4.45pm: Surveying party returned.

6.45pm: Leave party returned.


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19 January 1920

King Edward Cove, South Georgia

Lat -54.28, Long -36.50

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.Four hands & Gunner’s party rigging barge for diving.

6.00am: Surveying party sounding in steam cutter.

7.20am: Surveying party returned.

8.20am: Divers examining underwater fittings.

9.15am: Landed marine detachment for drill.Surveying party awayTraining classes under instruction

11.30am: Surveying party & marine detachment returned on board.

1.30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

6.25pm: Surveying party returned.

Number on sick list 2

[A hive of industry today.]


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20 January 1920

King Edward Cove, South Georgia

Lat -54.28, Long -36.50

9.00am: Surveying party left ship.

9.50am: Exercised General Quarters

11.30am: Secured.

11.55am: Surveying party returned.

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

1.30pm: Surveying party left ship.

7.15pm: Surveying party returned.

Number on sick list 3


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21 January 1920

Off Sappho Point, Cumberland Bay, South Georgia

Lat -54.2, Long -36.5

7.00am: Landed armed guard under Lieutenant Moon to supervise embarkation of deportees from Grytviken.

Remainder cleaning ship.

9.45am: Landing party returned on board.

10.15am: Two steam whalers with deportees sailed.

Weighed & proceeded.

11.05am: Anchored off Sappho Point.

1.25am: Surveying party left ship.

6.25am: Surveying party returned.

Number on sick list 2

[Grytviken was founded as a whaling station in 1902. It is most famous today because it was there that Shackleton found help for the remainder of his crew after he landed on the coast of South Georgia and trekked across the island. He was buried there in 1922 after he died of a heart attack unexpectedly while on an Antarctic expedition. In 2011 descendents of his ‘right hand man’, Frank Wild, tracked down his ashes to a cemetery in Johannesburg where he died in 1939. They arranged for the ashes to be interred on the right hand side of Shackleton’s grave.


According to “Robert Headland ‘South Georgia’ (1984) p76, CUP” the explanation for the deportees is as follows: A number of whalers based at Grytviken had gone on strike and were threatening the Magistrate who was resident in King Edward’s Cove. When Dartmouth arrived he appealed to Captain Hope for assistance. The ringleaders, a group recruited from the docks at Buenos Aires, were arrested and deported.]


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22 January 1920

off Larsen Point, South Georgia

Lat -54.2, Long -36.5

9.10am: Surveying party left ship.

9.45am: Hands at 6” loader competition.

11.09am: Weighed & proceeded.

11.43am: Anchored off Larsen Point.

1.00pm: Lost by accident: 2 sinkers, pattern 1310 for Kelvin Motor Machine, 2 swivels, pattern 1311 for Kelvin Motor Machine.

2.35pm: Finished loader competition.

7.15pm: Survey party returned.

Number on sick list 4


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23 January 1920

Off Larson Point & Dartmouth Point, Cumberland Bay, South Georgia

Lat -54.2, Long -36.5

10.53am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite.

12.23pm: Anchored.

1.55pm: Surveying party left ship.

3.15pm: Surveying party returned.

9.00pm: Iceberg grounded NW 1000yds from ship.

Number on sick list 5


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24 January 1920

Off Dartmouth Point, then King Edward Cove, South Georgia

Lat -54.2, Long -36.5

1.19pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for carrying out director test.

3.40pm: Anchored in King Edward Cove.Gave leave to watch from 4.30 to 6.30pm

Number on sick list 9


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25 January 1920

off King Edward Cove, Cumberland Bay, South Georgia

Lat -54.2, Long -36.5

9.10am: Hands mustered by the ledgerRead out certificates

12.30pm: Gave leave to watch from 4.30 to 6.30pm

1.00pm: Parties away fishing from cutter & whaler.


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26 January 1920

off King Edward Cove, Cumberland Bay, South Georgia

Lat -54.2, Long -36.5

7.00am: Party of Chief Petty Officers left ship in steam whaler.

9.35am: Gunnery lecture to guns’ crewsRecorder & Rake [?] parties under instruction.

5.00pm: Whaling party returned.

Number on sick list 2


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27 January 1920

Cumberland Bay

Lat -54.2, Long -36.5

1.00pm: Prepared for seaMarking party left ship in steam whaler

1.55pm: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for carrying out full calibre practice.

2.10pm: Sounded ‘Action’

2.40pm: Opened fire with starboard guns

2.47pm: Ceased fire & turned

3.05pm: Opened fire with port guns

3.12pm: Ceased fire & proceeded into harbour.

3.45pm: Stopped, lowered whaler, picked up marking party & proceeded.

5.30pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Leith Harbour & Stromness Bay

5.45pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 2

[Leith Harbour was a whaling station in Stromness Bay from 1909 to 1963 and is at Lat -54.1, Long -36.7.]


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28 January 1920

South Georgia to Beauchêne Island, Falkland Islands

Lat -54.1, Long -36.7

6.00am: Boat crews securing boats for sea.

9.00am: Training classes under instructionRemainder preparing for sea

1.15pm: Weighed & proceeded.

2.30pm: Training classes under instruction.

8.00pm: Position: Lat -53.9, Long -38.4


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29 January 1920

South Georgia to Beauchêne Island

Lat -53.6, Long -43.2

7.40am: Sighted breakers off port bow

8.00am: Position: Lat -53.7, Long -42.25

8.05am: Sighted Shag Rocks

9.20am: Last bird seen (shag) after passing Shag Rocks.

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

8.00pm: Position: Lat -50.35, Long -45.25

10.30pm: Set up funnel guys


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30 January 1920

South Georgia to Beauchêne Island

Lat -53.5, Long -49.3

8.00am: Position: Lat -53.6, Long -47.6

9.00am: Training classes under instructionBos’ns & gunners parties as requisiteRemainder re-fitting small gear

8.00pm: Position: Lat -53.4, Long -50.9

Number on sick list 2


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31 January 1920

South Georgia to Beauchêne Island

Lat -53.1, Long -55.8

8.00am: Position: Lat -53.2, Long -54.2

9.00am: Training classes under instruction

8.00pm: Position: Lat -52.9. Long -57.0


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1920


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1 February 1920

South Georgia to Beauchêne Island and Darwin Harbour.

Lat -51.8, Long -58.1

4.30am: Sighted Beauchêne Island S70W

6.10am: Stopped engines & lowered sea boat & looked for possible landing place.

6.20am: No landing possible, hoisted cutter.

6.30am: Proceeded, course as requisite for examining Beauchêne Island.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

4.00pm: Course as requisite for entering Darwin Narrows.

4.34pm: Anchored in Darwin Harbour. [Lat -51.8, Long -58.1]

[Beauchêne Island (172 hectares at Lat -52.9, Long -59.2) is the most southerly of the archipelago. It is uninhabited, although there are ruins of some houses .It has an anchorage on the East side but landing is only possible in fair weather.


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2 February 1920

Darwin Harbour, Falkland Islands

Lat -51.8, Long -58.1

9.55am: Training classes under instructionRemainder as requisite.


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3 February 1920

Darwin Harbour

Lat -51.8, Long -58.1

8.00am: Aired night clothing

8.45am: Landed marine detachment for route march

10.00am: Training classes under instruction

11.45am: Marines returned on board.

1.30pm: Landed concert & cricket parties.

4.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

5.00pm: Gave leave to watch till midnight.

Number on sick list 4

[Darwin is a settlement in Lafonia on East Falkland.]


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4 February 1920

Darwin Harbour to Stanley Harbour, Falkland Islands

Lat -51.8, Long -58.1

2.00pm: Libertymen returned on board.Lost by accident: Burners, one in number, of steaming light for steam cutter.

11.21am: Weighed starboard anchor.

11.35am: Weighed port anchor and pointed ship.

Noon: Proceeded, course as requisite for the narrows.

2.00pm: Training classes under instruction.Fore & main topmen rigging accommodation ladders.Course as requisite for Choiseul Sound

5.35pm: Pembroke Light House abeam 2’

5.27pm: Course as requisite for entering Port William & Stanley Harbour.

6.15pm: Anchored.

7.00pm: Party rejoined ship from Wireless Telegraphy station.Gave leave to watch.

[Choiseul Sound lies between Lafonia and the north of East Falkland. It lies at Lat -51.9, Long -57.7.

Pembroke Light House, Lat -51.7, Long -57.7, is on Cape Pembroke, the easternmost point of East Falkland.]


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5 February 1920

Stanley Harbour, Falkland Islands

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

4.00am: Landed shore coaling party to fill bags. (Starboard Watch)

6.15am: On board party preparing ship for coaling.

7.40am: First lighter arrived alongside. Commenced coaling.

Noon: Landed watch (Port) coaling party.

2.00pm: Gave leave to watch.

8.00pm: Finished coaling for night.


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6 February 1920

Stanley Harbour, Falkland Islands

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

4.40am: Commenced coaling

Noon: Starboard watch coaling party landed.

2.00pm: Gave leave to watch.

7.45pm: Stopped coaling for the night.


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7 February 1920

Stanley Harbour

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

4.40am: Commenced coaling.

Noon: Landed Port Watch coaling party

8.15pm: Stopped coaling for night.

Number on sick list 6

[Local leave continues.]


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8 February 1920

Stanley Harbour, Falkland Islands

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

4.20am: Landed coaling party of Port Watch

5.40am: Inboard party commenced coaling

2.05pm: Finished coaling, received 812 tons.

4.45pm: Gave leave to Port Watch from 4.45pm to 7am

10.45pm: Read warrants nos. 57, 58, 59, 60

10.55pm: Discharged 4 prisoners to Stanley Prison.

Number on sick list 5


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9 February 1920

Stanley Harbour

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

5.00pm: Quarters. Read warrants nos. 61, 62, 63

5.45pm: Gave leave to watch to 7am

Number on sick list 5


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10 February 1920

Stanley Harbour

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

8.45am: Landed parties to inspect & clean guns on Lowe Hill & Sapper Hill

10.30am: Bosun’s, Gunner’s & Side parties as requisiteSeamanship training class under instructionRemainder of hands red leading

11.00am: Read warrant no 64

12.30pm: As in forenoon

Number on sick list 4


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11 February 1920

Stanley Harbour

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

3.45am: Libertymen returned.

11.30am: Lost by accident: paint brush

1.10pm: Landed gunner’s party & stokers working partyLanded firemen’s bags & hammocksDivers cleaning inlets

4.30pm: Read warrant no 65

4.45pm: Gave leave to watch from 4.45pm to 7am

Number on sick list 4


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12 February 1920

Stanley Harbour, Falkland Islands

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

7.30am: Libertymen returned on board.

9.40am: Seamanship & torpedo training classes under instructions.Bosun’s party landed to work on picket boat

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

1.30pm: Landed patrol

2.00pm: Patrol returned on board with 6 absentees

5.14pm: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite


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13 February 1920

Stanley Harbour to San Julian

Lat -50.6, Long -61.5

8.00am: Position: Lat -50.8, Long -60.3

9.40am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.00am: SecuredTraining classes to physical drill

12.30pm: Training classes under instruction.

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrants nos. 66, 67, 68, 69

8.00pm: Position: Lat -50.3, Long -63.2

Number on sick list 4


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14 February 1920

San Julian, Argentina

Lat -49.3, Long -67.71

8.00am: Position: Lat -49.55, Long -68.2

10.00am: Sighted Mount Wood bearing West

2.11pm: Anchored.

4.15pm: Read warrant no 69

6.20pm: Lowered steam cutter. Steam cutter proceeded ahead of ship sounding on bar

6.30pm: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite.

7.37pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 2

[Monte Wood is at Lat -49.25, Long -67.7.

Puerto San Julián is in Argentina. It was common port of call for sailing ships and was visited by Magellan, Drake and Charles Darwin’s ship, Beagle.]


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15 February 1920

San Julian

Lat -49.3, Long -67.71

9.50am: Held Divine Service

1.00pm: Gave leave to Chief Petty Officers & Petty Officers till 10pm


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16 February 1920

San Julian to Port Madryn

Lat -48.9, Long -66.7

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship, securing for sea and getting in accommodation ladders

7.23am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour

8.25am: Crossed bar.

4.10pm: Read warrant no 70

7.13pm: Sighted Isla Pinguino Light House N31W

8.52pm: Isla Pinguino Light House abeam

10.30pm: Cape Blanco Light N41W

Number on sick list 3

[Isla Pingüino Lighthouse is in Argentina at Lat -47.9, Long 65.7. The island is a nature reserve protecting a large colony of Magellanic penguins and lies off Cabo Mirador which is about 11 miles south east of Puerto Deseado.

Cabo Blanco Lighthouse is in Argentina at Lat -47.2, Long -65.75. It is situated in a nature reserve which hosts rare fur seals and lies about 55 miles north of Puerto Deseado.]


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17 February 1920

San Julian to Port Madryn

Lat -45.4, Long -64.8

12.35am: Cape Blanco Light House abeam

8.00am: Position: Lat -46.0, Long -64.9

8.25am: Gun Layers & Trainers under instruction.

9.50am: Exercised General Quarters

10.30am: Secured. Reduced to 8 knots.Hands preparing paravanes for running.

11.08am: Streamed paravanes.

11.09am: Increased to 9 knots.

1.30pm: Reduced to 152 revs.Port Watch ‘In Paravanes’.

1.45pm: Paravanes clear of water

2.10pm: Port Watch refitting & restowing paravane gearSeamanship Training Course under instruction.

3.15pm: Turned out 2nd whaler and secured 1st & 2nd whalers as seaboats

8.00pm: Position: Lat -44.8, Long -64.45

[After the spate of disciplinary warrants, the Captain is keeping them fully occupied.]


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18 February 1920

Port Madryn

Lat -42.75, Long -64.97

1.25am: Sighted Ninfas Point Light N8W

2.30am: Sighted Morro Nuevo Light N8E

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship rigging, lower booms & turning out ladders.

8.04am: Speed as requisite for entering harbour.

8.17am: Anchored.Argentine coast defence vessel “Independancia” in harbour.

8.53am: British Consul & Captain of Port came on board

9.20am: Captain of “Independancia” come on board.All boats crews away sounding & canvassing boats gear on the beach

3.55am: All boats returned.

[Punta Ninfas Light is at -43.0, -64.3

Morro Nuevo is at -42.9, -64.15 These two lights are at the entrance to the Golfo Nuevo

Puerto Madryn or Porth Madryn is in Patagonia, Argentina. It was founded in 1865 by Welsh immigrants and was named after Madryn estate which belonged to Sir Love Jones-Parry who was a co-founder of the Welsh settlement.


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19 February 1920

Port Madryn

Lat -42.75, Long -64.97

[The crew spent the day painting boats and parts of the ship, but they did have some time off and local leave in the afternoon.]


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20 February 1920

Port Madryn

Lat -42.75, Long -64.97

Number on sick list 3

[More painting and a short spell ashore for some of them but they had to be back by 7pm.]


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21 February 1920

Port Madryn to Montevideo

Lat -42.75, Long -64.97

8.30am: Seamanship training class under examination

5.56pm: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour & swinging ship.

7.00pm: Completed swinging ship

8.25pm: Sighted Nuevo Light N84E

9.05pm: Sighted Anfas Point Light S58E

10.30pm: Sighted Delgada Point Light N58E [Lat -42.8, Long -63.6]

11.04pm: Delgada Point Light N31E

Nevas House Light N82½W

Number on sick list 4

[Golfo Nuevo or Acantilado Lighthouse is at Lat -42.8, Long -64.95

Morro Nuevo is at Lat -42.9, Long -64.15

Punta Ninfas Lighthouse is at Lat -43.0, Long -64.3 which is probably Nevas House.]


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22 February 1920

Port Madryn to Montevideo

Lat -41.7, Long -61.7

12.41am: Delgada Point Light abeam N14W

1.25am: Delgada Point Light abeam N53W

8.00am: Position: Lat -42.1, Long -62.4

10.30am: Held Divine Service

8.00pm: Position: Lat -40.7, Long -60.35


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23 February 1920

Port Madryn to Montevideo

Lat -38.7, Long -58.7

8.00am: Position: Lat -39.2, Long -58.4

10.00am: Funnel, boom & guns’ parties as requisiteBoys to schoolSeamanship Training Class under instruction.

2.33pm: Point Mogotes Light House abeam

8.00pm: Position: Lat -37.3, Long -56.7

11.00pm: Sighted Medano Point Light N27W

[Punta Mogotes lighthouse is in Argentina at Lat -38.1, Long -57.55

Punta Médanos lighthouse is in Argentina at Lat -36.9, Long 56.7


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24 February 1920

Port Madryn to Montevideo

Lat -35.3, Long -56.3

1.25am: Medano light N75W [Lat -36.9, Long 56.7]

3.30am: Medano light S62W

5.25am: San Antonio Light S62W [Lat -36.3, Long -56.8.]

8.00am: Position: Lat -35.9, Long -56.2

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters

10.30am: Secured from General Quarters

11.30am: Sighted Recelada Light Vessel N4ETraining Class under examination

11.45am: Sighted Mount Cerro

12.55pm: Recalada Light abeam 0.3’ S78E

2.15pm: Course & speed as requisite for dredged channel

2.30pm: Stopped. Picked up pilot

2.40pm: Proceeded as requisite for entering harbour.

2.50pm: AnchoredSaluted country with 21 guns

8.30pm: Starboard watch rigged coaling screens & placed fendersGave leave to watch till 7am

[Recalada is now a combined light and pilot ship. She is anchored in the broad entrance to Rio de la Plata marking the entrance to the long Punta Indio channel leading to Buenos Aires. Ships arriving from overseas take on pilots at the ship. Recalada means ‘landfall’. Lat -35.2, Long -56.3.

Montevideo is in Uruguay.]


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25 February 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

4.10am: Lowered all boats, secured them to buoy

7.00am: Coal lighters came alongside

7.20am: Hands coaling

4.30pm: Read warrant no 71

6.00pm: Finished coaling, received 1075 tonsHands cleaning ship

7.00pm: Gave leave to watch till 7am

9.10pm: Hoisted boats


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26 February 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.45am: Divisions with coaling suits

10.10am: Captain of Port came on board

5.00pm: Read warrant no 72


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27 February 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.20am: Eight hands painting down aloft & eight hands sponging out guns

10.00am: Boys to school

10.35am: Director General of Uruguay Navy came on board

1.30pm: Landed working party with “Southampton’s” mails

6.00pm: Hands to bathe

Number on sick list 3


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28 February 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.50am: Uruguayan cruiser “Montevideo”, flying flag of Director General, sailed.

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

Number on sick list 3

[Montevideo, a cruiser of 2050 tons, was built by Armstrong’s at Elswick for the Greek Navy when she was name “Salamis”. She was sold to the Italian Navy, and named “Angelo Emo”, finished her service in Montevideo in 1908 and was sold to the Uruguayan Navy and named “DeAgosta”. She was renamed “Montevideo” in 1910.]


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29 February 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

10.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

10.05am: Held Divine Service

11.20am: Roman Catholic Church party returned

5.00pm: Quarters. Hands to bathe port side


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1920


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Table of fuel consumption and speed for different commands



Distance run per hour

Coal expended for all purposes

Distance run per ton of coal

At authorised power

22

18.0

1.22

With all despatch

21

15.5

1.35

With despatch

19

12.5

1.52

With moderate despatch

17

9.0

1.88

At ordinary speed

14

6.1

2.29

At most economical speed

11

4.1

2.60


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Weather Instruments

Mercurial barometer, Adie A641, cistern 15 feet above sea

Air TemperatureThermometers, screened on forebridge, Negretti & Zambra AM 10484, 10485

Sea Temperature Thermometer, Negretti & Zambra AM 10487


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1 March 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.00am: Fresh water tanker alongside

8.20am: Hands provisioning ship

11.45am: Five ratings joined ship from England

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

Number on sick list 3

[A local overnight leave rota is continuing.]


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2 March 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

5.40am: Hands provisioning ship

5.00pm: Stokers to evening Quarters.

Hands to bathe

Number on sick list 3


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3 March 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

5.40am: Hands cleaning shipGunners party getting up Lyddite shell

5.00pm: Stokers to Evening Quarters

Number on sick list 3


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4 March 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

7.30am: Boom & side parties as requisiteRemainder getting in stores

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant no 73

5.30pm: Landed patrol

7.25pm: Patrol returned on board.

Number on sick list 3


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5 March 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

Hands cleaning ship’s side

Number on sick list 4


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6 March 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.00am: Discharged 1 Petty Officer to SS Thorpe GrangeHands painting ship’s side

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

5.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant no 74

Number on sick list 4

[SS Thorpe Grange, 4110 tons, was originally built for Thomas Mayo & Co by the London & Glasgow Shipbuilding Co and named “Indramayo”. She was sold to Houlder Bros in 1901 and renamed “Thorpe Grange”. In 1925 she was the first ship to unload a cargo of chilled meat at Southampton. In 1930 she was scrapped.]


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7 March 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.00am: Landed hospital party

9.10am: Landed cricket & picnic parties

10.05am: Landed Roman Catholics

10.30am: Performed Divine Service

11.20am: Roman Catholic Church party & hospital party returned on board.

6.10pm: Picnic & cricket parties returned on board

Number on sick list 7


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8 March 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

3.30am: Gave leave to starboard watch from 4.45pm to 7am Thursday & leave to 1st part of port watch till 10pm.

4.00am: Evening Quarters. Read warrants nos. 75 & 76

Number on sick list 8


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9 March 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.20am: Hands employed getting in canteen stores.

9.00am: Landed picnic party

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant no 77

5.00pm: Gave leave to part of watch till 10.30pm

Number on sick list 10


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10 March 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

11.00am: Gave leave to 1st part of port watch from 4.45pm till 10.30pm

2.00pm: 1 Engine Room Artificer, 1 Private Royal Marine Light Infantry & 4 stokers joined ship from SS Highland Rover taking passage & for HMS Yarmouth.

5.00am: Hands to bathe

Number on sick list 6

[SS Highland Rover, 7244 tons, was launched in 1910 for the Nelson Line. She was bought by Royal Mail in 1913 for service on the South America route.]


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11 March 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.30am: Landed patrol

9.15am: Patrol returned with 4 absentees

11.00am: Lost by accident: 1 oil hand lamp pattern no 3275

1.00pm: Gave leave to port watch from 4.45pm to 7am Sunday & to 1st part of starboard watch till 10.30pm

5.12pm: Hands to bathe

Number on sick list 6


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12 March 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.00am: Landed picnic party

12.15pm: Steam cutter sunk.

12.30pm: SS Crema fouled ship port side aft & caused damage on port side of ship.

1.15pm: Hoisted 1st whaler & 1st cutter

1.30pm: SS Crema fouled ship, starboard side abreast foremost funnel & caused damage to davits, stanchions, & 1st cutter.

3.15pm: Starboard watch employed clearing up upper deck.

4.00pm: Watch employed preparing for diving

6.30pm: Finished diving for the night

7.00pm: 1 Yeoman of Signals joined ship for HMS Yarmouth

Number on sick list 6

[The only “Crema” I can trace was an Italian freighter of 1684 tons which was sunk in 1943.]


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13 March 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

5.40am: Diving party rigging boat

8.25am: Diving party as requisiteRemainder of hands raising steam cutter

9.00am: Landed hospital party

1.45pm: Hospital party returned on board

2.10pm: Watch bailing out steam cutter

4.00pm: Hoisted steam cutter & 1st whalerGave leave to part of watch from 4.45pm to 10.30pm

5.00pm: Part of watch raising steam cutter

Number on sick list 6


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14 March 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

10.00am: Landed church parties

11.30am: Roman Catholic Church party returned on board

12.20pm: Methodists returned on board

Number on sick list 7


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15 March 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.25am: Dockyard workmen came on board.

8.30am: Landed patrolGunner’s & side parties as requisiteDiving party rigging divers’ boatRemainder spreading out awnings to dry

11.00am: Unrigged diving boat

3.30pm: Made up foc’sle & quarter deck awnings

4.00pm: Read warrant no 76

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

Number on sick list 7


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16 March 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

Number on sick list 7

[Normal ship activities.]


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17 March 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.30am: Marines at infantry drill

5.00am: Hands to bathe

Number on sick list 7


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18 March 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

Number on sick list 7

[Normal activities including leave and the 5pm bath.]


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19 March 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.40am: Exercised General Quarters

10.30am: Secured from General Quarters

10.50am: Gunnery & Seamanship training classes at instructionRemainder employed in parts of shipLost by accident: 1 set chain hooks

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

5.15pm: Hands to bathe

Number on sick list 8


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20 March 1920

Montevideo to Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

1.20pm: Seamanship training class at instructionRemainder of hands preparing ship for sea

2.30pm: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed for leaving harbour.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrants nos. 79 & 80

4.17pm: Flores Island abeam [Lat -34.9, Long -55.9]

4.43pm: Exercised watch at night defence stations

8.23pm: Anchored.

Number on sick list 8

[Maldonado, Lat -34.9, Long -54.95, is a port on the northern side of the Rio de la Plata which marks the boundary between Argentina & Uruguay.]


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21 March 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -54.95

10.20pm: Wind shifted from West to South South West.Set anchor watch

Number on sick list 6


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22 March 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -54.95

9.50am: Exercised General Quarters

11.40am: Secured from General Quarters

1.30pm: Training classes at instructionExercised searchlight’s crews of all watchesLost by accident: 1 brass holder for 6” muzzle crosswire

Number on sick list 6


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23 March 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -54.95

9.50am: General Drill: ‘Prepare to tow forward’

10.45am: Gunnery training class at instruction.

1.05pm: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for torpedo firing.

1.46pm: Fired first torpedo

2.45pm: Fired second torpedo

3.55pm: Fired third torpedoCourse & speed as requisite for picking up torpedoes & for director tests

6.20pm: Finished director test

6.27pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 5


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24 March 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -54.95

5.40am: Hands cleaning shipDirector tower crew as requisite

8.30am: Gunner’s party as requisiteLet go target

8.55am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for sub-calibre firing

12.02pm: Anchored

1.00pm: Training classes at instruction

2.15pm: Carried out Gun Layer II’s testBoats away sailing

5.05pm: Hands to bathe

8.45pm: Exercised Night Defence Stations

Number on sick list 5


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25 March 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -54.95

9.30am: General drill: weighed starboard anchor by hand

10.20am: ‘Away all boats’, pull round buoy

1.30pm: Gunner’s & side parties as requisiteBoats away sailing

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant no 81

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

7.35pm: Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite for laying out target for sub-calibre

firing

9.20pm: Ceased firing

9.45pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 5


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26 March 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -54.95

8.39am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for firing torpedoes

11.00am: Carried out 3” HA practise

11.27am: Anchored

1.35pm: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite.

1.40pm: Exercised action stations. Carried out sub-calibre throw off firing.

4.16pm: Anchored.

7.45pm: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for night firing.

9.07pm: Stopped & picked up target.

9.15pm: Proceeded, course & speed as requisite for anchorage.

9.47pm: Anchored.

Number on sick list 5


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27 March 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -54.95Broken by accident: 1 pane of glass belonging to Captain’s skylight.

1.00pm: Gave leave to Chief Petty Officers & Petty Officers

3.50pm: Landed bathing & seining parties.

5.00pm: Read warrant no 82

5.20pm: Hands to bathe

6.35pm: Bathing & seining parties returned.

Number on sick list 5

[Seining is a type of fishing using a seine net.]


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28 March 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -54.95

7.50am: Hands to bathe

10.30am: Divine Service performed.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Chief Petty Officers & Petty Officers

5.15pm: Hands to bathe

8.10pm: Libertymen returned

Number on sick list 5


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29 March 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -54.95

5.40am: Side, gunner’s & torpedo parties as requisiteRemainder cleaning ship

8.40am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for reduced charge firing.

10.20am: Fired torpedo

11.45am: Anchored.

1.00pm: Training classes to instructionGunner’s & side parties as requisiteBoats away sailingRemainder parts of ship

3.45pm: Liberty Chief Petty Officers & Petty Officers landed.

5.00pm: Hands to bathe.

Number on sick list 5


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30 March 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -54.95

9.40am: General drill: Prepare to tow aft

10.30am: Away all boats, pull round buoy.

11.05am: Training classes at instruction.

1.30pm: Training classes at instructionGunner’s & side parties as requisiteBoats away sailingLanded liberty boys

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 83

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

6.45pm: Liberty boys returned.

7.27pm: Weighed starboard anchor. Proceeded, course & speed as requisite

9.54pm: Flores Light N84W

10.53pm: Light ship S20W

Number on sick list 5


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31 March 1920

Maldonado to Buenos Aires

Lat -34.9, Long -54.95

1.05am: Recalada Light vessel S65W [Lat -35.2, Long -56.3.]

2.07am: Altered course as requisite for passing through buoyed channel.

2.35am: No 1 buoy abeam

9.45am: Marines to infantry drillGunnery & seamanship classes at instructionRemainder of hands scrubbing & oiling wirependants

12.17pm: Stopped to pick up pilot.

12.30pm: Proceeded

2.55pm: Secured alongside jetty New Port

6.50pm: Concert party landed

11.25pm: Concert party returned.

Number on sick list 5


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1920


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Table of fuel consumption and speed for different commands



Distance run per hour

Coal expended for all purposes

Distance run per ton of coal

At authorised power

22

18.0

1.22

With all despatch

21

15.5

1.35

With despatch

19

12.5

1.52

With moderate despatch

17

9.0

1.88

At ordinary speed

14

6.1

2.29

At most economical speed

11

4.1

2.60


Ordinary speed or consumption exceeded


Date

No of hours

Distance run

per hour, average

Coal expended for

all purposes, average

Distance run per

ton of coal, average

Reason

22.4.20AM

3

15.7

8.0

1.96

Gunnery & torpedo practice

22.4.20PM

2

19.0

11.0

1.7

Gunnery & torpedo practice


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1 April 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship & rigging stages

6.40am: Hands painting ship

10.00am: Officer of the Guard visited Minister of Marine.

4.15pm: Read warrant no 84

6.50pm: Landed concert party

11.20pm: Concert party returned

Number on sick list 5


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2 April 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

9.45am: Divine Service performed. [Good Friday]

11.00am: Hands to muster for quarterly settlement.

1.30pm: Landed libertymen.

4.20pm: Landed libertymen & picnic party.

10.00pm: Libertymen returned.

Number on sick list 7


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3 April 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

12.05pm: Landed cricket & picnic parties.

1.30pm: Gave leave to watch till 12pmLanded libertymenHands make & mend clothes

4.30pm: Landed libertymen

Midnight: Libertymen returned.

Number on sick list 8


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4 April 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

9.20am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

10.15am: Divine Service performed.

11.00am: Roman Catholic Church party returned.

1.30pm: Gave leave to watch till 11pmLanded libertymen

11.00pm: Libertymen returned.

Number on sick list 6


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5 April 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

5.40am: Seamanship training class ranging cable. Remainder of hands cleaning ship

11.30am: Lost by accident: 1 paint brush

12.45pm: Landed picnic party

2.00pm: Ship open to visitors

4.00pm: Gave leave to watch till 11.15pm

5.00pm: Read warrant no 85

Number on sick list 4


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6 April 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

5.40am: Cable & side parties as requisiteRemainder of hands cleaning ship

9.20am: Gunnery & seamanship training classes to instruction.

12.45pm: Landed picnic party

1.30pm: Gunner’s & side parties as requisiteParty surveying cable

4.45pm: Gave leave to watch till 12.30am

Number on sick list 5


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7 April 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

12.30am: Libertymen returned on board.

5.40am: Put into jetty & lowered 1st cutter

6.00am: Cable party on foc’sleRemainder cleaning ship.

8.30am: Gunner’s & side parties as requisiteGunnery training class under instruction.

10.00am: Finished surveying cable

12.45pm: Landed picnic party

Number on sick list 5


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8 April 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

Number on sick list 4


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9 April 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

8.10am: Landed picnic party

Number on sick list 4


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10 April 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

8.30am: Landed picnic party

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 4


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11 April 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

5.40am: Hauled ship alongside jetty & hoisted 1st cutter

7.20am: 7 ratings left ship for HMS Yarmouth

10.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church parties

11.00am: Roman Catholic Church party returned.

11.30am: Church of England Church party landed.

12.40pm: Church of England Church party returned

Number on sick list 7


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12 April 1920

Buenos Aires to Montevideo

Lat -35.0, Long -57.2

5.30am: Hands preparing to leave wall

6.15am: Let go all hawsersWeighed & proceeded in tow of tugs

8.00am: Course as requisite for buoyed channel

8.05am: Dropped pilot

10.30am: Training classes to instruction.Boys to schoolRemainder employed in parts of ship

3.35pm: Sighted El Como N95E

4.25pm: No 2 buoy abeam

6.00pm: Stopped to pick up pilot

6.35pm: Anchored.

6.50pm: Middled on swivel

7,25pm: Mr Craddock, Warrant Engineer, joined ship

10.30pm: 6 ratings joined ship from HMS Southampton

Number on sick list 8

[Middled on swivel is a technique of anchoring.

   One of the primary characteristics of this technique is the use of a swivel as follows: the first anchor is set normally, and the vessel drops back to the limit of anchor cable. A second anchor is attached to the end of the anchor cable, and is dropped and set. A swivel is attached to the middle of the anchor cable, and the vessel connected to that.
The vessel will now swing in the middle of two anchors, which is acceptable in strong reversing currents, but a wind perpendicular to the current may break out the anchors, as they are not aligned for this load.
]


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13 April 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

5.45am: Hands preparing for coaling.

6.00am: First lighter secured alongside.

6.50am: Commenced coaling.

2.48pm: Finished coaling, received 810 tons of coal.

3.45pm: 1 Petty Officer Telegraphist joined ship from HMS Southampton.Hands cleaning ship.

Number on sick list 8


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14 April 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.30am: 1 officer & 3 ratings to flagship for medical survey

1.30pm: Hands spreading awningsReceived practice ammunition from flagship.

6.30pm: Paymaster [?] Midshipman Bennett lent from HMS Southampton

Number on sick list 8


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15 April 1920

Montevideo to Maldonado

Lat -35.2, Long -56.3

8.30am: Boats crews securing boats for sea.

9.57am: Weighed & proceeded.

10.55am: Stopped. Dropped off pilot

11.00am: Proceeded on station, 5’ of starboard beam of flag.

11.20am: Course & speed as requisite for gunnery exercises.

4.00pm: Station astern of flag, 2½ cables.

5.44pm: Anchored.

Number on sick list 7


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16 April 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -54.95

5.40am: Torpedo men as requisiteRemainder of hands cleaning ship

6.15am: Fired three torpedoes from port tube.

10.00am: At ‘lower anchor’. Weighed by hand

1.00pm: Training classes at instruction.

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 86.

5.00pm: Hands to bathe.

Number on sick list 5


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17 April 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -54.95

5.40am: Concert party rigging stage.

7.40am: Hands to bathe

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters. Hands to bathe

5.50pm: Libertymen returned.

6.00pm: Closed B & C doors.

8.20pm: Concert party from HMS Southampton came on board.Held concert on Quarter Deck.

11.00pm: “Southampton’s” concert party left ship

Number on sick list 4


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18 April 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -54.95

5.40am: Hands unrigging concert stage & cleaning ship.

10.50am: Divine Service held.

11.40am: Hands to bathe.

5.00pm: Hands to bathe.

Number on sick list 5


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19 April 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -54.95

7.30am: Hands to bathe

9.12am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for carrying out sub-calibre firing.

10.50am: Anchored.

1.30pm: Training classes at instruction.

5.00pm: Hands to bathe.

6.00pm: Read warrant no 87

Number on sick list 5


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20 April 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -54.95

5.40am: Gunner’s & torpedo party as requisiteRemainder cleaning ship

8.50am: Exercised ‘Action Stations’

9.04am: Weighed & proceeded. Took station ahead of flag, 1 mileCourse & speed as requisite for spreading

9.57am: Opened fire

10.19am: Ceased fire & securedCourse & speed as requisite for “Southampton’s” firing

11.45am: Stopped.

12.46pm: Proceeded

1.30pm: Gunner’s party as requisiteRemainder employed preparing paravanes for running

1.40pm: Fired torpedo from starboard tube

3.00pm: Anchored.

Number on sick list 5


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21 April 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -54.95

9.30am: Prepare to tow aft

9.40am: Out collision mat

9.50am: Let go starboard anchor

9.51am: Rig hand capstan & weigh by hand

10.18am: Replaced gear

Number on sick list 4


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22 April 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -54.95

5.40am: Torpedo & gunnery parties as requisiteRemainder of hands cleaning ship

9.01am: Weighed port anchor & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for carrying out gunnery & torpedo exercises.

12 noon: Stopped both engines

12.45pm: Proceeded as requisite for torpedo firing.

2.45pm: Fired torpedo

As reguisite for laying out target & anchoring

3.51pm: Anchored.

5.55pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for night firing.

7.40pm: Anchored.

Number on sick list 4


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23 April 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -54.95

6.00am: Gunner’s & side parties as requisite

7.30am: Hands to bathe

10.30am: Divers to examination

3.00pm: Torpedo parties as requisiteAll boats away sailing

5.40pm: Hoisted boats.

5.55pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for torpedo firing

6.16pm: Fired torpedo

7.31pm: Anchored.

Number on sick list 5


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24 April 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -54.95

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

1.30pm: Landed libertymen & bathing party

3.45pm: Bathing party returned.

5.10pm: Hands to bathe

Number on sick list 5


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25 April 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -54.95

9.30am: Hands muster by the ledger

10.00am: Read ‘Articles of War’

10.20am: Divine Service held

1.00pm: Gave leave to watch & boys till 5.30pm

1.30pm: Landed libertymen

5.15pm: Hands to bathe

Number on sick list 4


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26 April 1920

Maldonado to Rio Grande do Sul

Lat -35.1, Long -54.8

5.40am: Torpedo party as requisiteBoats securing for sea

9.02am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for firing torpedo

11.10am: ‘Out paravanes’

12.45pm: San José Ignacio Light N20E [Uruguay Lat -34.8, Long-54.6]

1.35pm: Reduced to 160 rev ‘In Paravanes’

4.06pm: Let go both lifebuoys, lowered both sea boats.

4.26pm: Completed evolution.

4.35pm: Proceeded.

6.52pm: Cape Polario N39W [Uruguay, Lat -34.4, Long -53.8]

8.00pm: Position: Lat -34.4, Long -53.5

Number on sick list 6


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27 April 1920

Maldonado to Rio Grande do Sul

Lat -32.0, Long -52.08

3.15am: Juan Maria Light N16W

4.27am: Juan Maria Light abeam

8.00am: Lat -30.9, Long -52.1

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers.Training classes to instructionRemainder scrubbing & oiling paravane wires

12.20pm: Stopped to pick up pilot

12.30pm: Proceeded

1.20pm: Stopped to pick up ConsulAs requisite for entering harbour & securing to buoys

2.30pm: Secured to buoys, head & stern

Number on sick list 8


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28 April 1920

Rio Grande do Sul

Lat -32.0, Long -52.08

6.00am: Side party as requisiteRemainder clean ship

8.20am: Side & gunner’s parties as requisiteRemainder in parts of ship

9.58am: Training classes at instructionSide, Boom, Gunner’s & Bosun’s parties as requisiteRemainder in parts of ships

1.30pm: Gunnery & Seamanship classes at instructionBoom & Side parties as requisiteRemainder employed in parts of ship

4.45pm: Landed libertymen

10.15pm: Libertymen returned

Number on sick list 6


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29 April 1920

Rio Grande do Sul

Lat -32.0, Long -52.08

10.00am: Exercised small arms companies

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 5

[Local leave, usually just until evening, has been started and normal ship’s routine continues.]


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30 April 1920

Rio Grande do Sul

Lat -32.0, Long -52.08

9.30am: Divisions. PrayersAired bedding

10.06am: Exercised General Quarters

10.41am: Secured

11.00am: Inspected bedding.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant no 88

Number on sick list 5


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LOGS FOR MAY 1920


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Instruments:

Barometer: Mercurial, Adie A641, 15 feet above sea

Air Thermometers: screened in forebridge, Negretti & Zambra AM10484, AM10485

Sea Thermometer: Negretti & Zambra AM10487


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1 May 1920

Rio Grande do Sul

Lat -32.0, Long -52.08

5.40am: Hands holystoning upper deck

Number on sick list 6


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2 May 1920

Rio Grande do Sul

Lat -32.0, Long -52.08

10.30am: Performed Divine Service

5.10pm: Hands to bathe

Number on sick list 7


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3 May 1920

Rio Grande do Sul

Lat -32.0, Long -52.08

Number on sick list 5


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4 May 1920

Rio Grande do Sul to Montevideo

Lat -32.0, Long -52.08

8.20am: Gunner’s party as requisiteBoats’ crews securing boats for sea.

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers.Training Classes at instructionMarines at infantry drillRemainder in parts of ship

1.30pm: Hoisted boats.Closed B & C doors

1.59pm: Slipped from buoy, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant no 89

5.30pm: Carried out full charge firing.

8.00pm: Position: Lat -33.1, Long -52.2

10.17pm: Juan Maria light abeam to South

Number on sick list 4

[I cannot trace Juan Maria light]


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5 May 1920

Rio Grande do Sul to Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -54.8

6.43am: Polonia Light abeam [Lat -34.4, Long -53.8]

7.40am: Cape St Maria Light S78W [Lat -34.7, Long –54.2]

8.00am: Position: Lat -34.7, Long -53.9

11.05am: San José Light House abeam

1.00pm: Lost by accident: one double iron blade & tumbling hook belonging to PV Purchase, Pattern No. 416.

4.34pm: Flores Island N75½W [Lat -34.9, Long -55.9]

5.23pm: Flores Island abeam

6.37pm: Stopped to pick up pilot

7.10pm: Anchored.

Number on sick list 5


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6 May 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

5.40am: Lowered all boats.Hands preparing for coaling

6.30am: Commenced coaling

11.50am: Finished coaling, took in 645 tons

1.00pm: Coaling gear examined & found correct.

1.30pm: Gunner’s & side parties as requisiteRemainder cleaning ship

6.40pm: Hoisted boats.

Number on sick list 5


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7 May 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.00am: Ammunition lighters alongside

9.55am: Exercised General Quarters

10.15am Secured

10.40am: Training classes at instructionGunner’s & side parties as requisiteRemainder of hands in parts of ship

1.30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

Number on sick list 5


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8 May 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

5.40am: Hands holystoning upper deck

Number on sick list 4


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9 May 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.30am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

10.30am: Performed Divine Service

11.15am: Roman Catholic Church party returned

Number on sick list 4


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10 May 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers.Hands securing boats for sea

11.40am: Received on board 8 cases blank ammunition

1.35pm: Weighed starboard anchor

9.40pm: Weighed port anchor & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

10.45pm: Recalada Light S7W [Lat -35.2, Long -56.3.]


Number on sick list 4


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11 May 1920

Montevideo to Rosario

Noon position: Buenos Aires Roads [~Lat -34.6, Long -58.33]

12.30am: Course as requisite for buoyed channel

7.54am: Wreck buoys abeam to South 2½ cables

7.55am: Stopped. Anchored.

10.10am: Lowered 1st & 2nd cutters13 ratings joined ship from SS Darro.

10.55am: Hoisted 1st & 2nd cutters

11.10am: Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite

4.00pm: Entered Parana River [Lat -33.7, Long -59.25]

6.00pm: Anchored in 7 fathoms mud.

Number on sick list 4

[SS Darro was built in 1912 for the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company. She was scrapped in 1933. She was involved in the “Mendi” disaster off the Isle of Wight. A survivor’s account of this disaster is given in http://tonymac04.hubpages.com/hub/The-Mendi-Disaster-by-Murray-McGregor]


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12 May 1920

Parana River to Rosario

Noon position given as Parana River, [~Lat -34.5, Long -58]

5.45am: Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite for river

9.50am: Training classes to instructionMarines at infantry drill

 Remainder of hands in parts of ship

7.55pm: Stopped to pick up pilot

7.58pm: Proceeded as requisite for securing alongside wharf

8.15pm: Secured.

Other: 5 on sick list

[Rosario is in Uruguay at Lat -32.95, Long -60.62


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13 May 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

11.00am: 1 stoker Petty Officer discharged to hospital

Number on sick list 3

[Normal shipboard activities of local leave, painting, cleaning etc continue.]


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14 May 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant nos. 91 & 92


Number on sick list 3


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15 May 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

Number on sick list 3


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16 May 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

10.30am: Performed Divine Service

10.50am: Roman Catholic Church party returned

Number on sick list 3


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17 May 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

Number on sick list 3


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18 May 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

9.30am: Training classes at instructionMarines at infantry drillRemainder of hands painting boats

1.30pm: Training classes at instructionRemainder of hands painting boats & part of ship

2.00pm: Ship open to visitors

Number on sick list 3


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19 May 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

9.05am: Training classes at instructionGunner’s & side parties as requisiteHands painting boats & part of ship

1.30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2.00pm: Ship open to visitors

Number on sick list 3


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20 May 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

Number on sick list 4


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21 May 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

Number on sick list 4


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22 May 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

Number on sick list 4


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23 May 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

9.30am: Landed Roman Catholic & Church of England church parties

11.40am: Roman Catholic church party returned

11.50am: Church of England church party returned

Number on sick list 4


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24 May 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

8.00am: Dressed ship overall

5.00pm: Undressed ship

Number on sick list 3

[Otherwise routine continues. Although the log gives no reason, 24th May was Empire Day and this may have been the reason for dressing the ship.]


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25 May 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

7.00am: Dressed ship overall

Number on sick list 2


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26 May 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

7.00am: Dressed ship overall

6.30pm: Undressed ship

Number on sick list 2


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27 May 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

Number on sick list 2


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28 May 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

10.00am: Discharged draft of 30 ratings by rail for passage by SS Deseado to RN Barracks, Devonport.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant nos 93 & 94

Number on sick list 3

[SS Deseado was a Royal Mail ship; these were often used to transport servicemen stationed abroad.]


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29 May 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

Number on sick list 4


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30 May 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship & secured 1st & 2nd whalers for sea.

7.00am: Hands preparing ship to leave jetty.

5.15pm: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded at slow speed.

5.51pm: Anchored

9.25pm: Proceeded, course as requisite

Number on sick list 6


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31 May 1920

Rosario to Colonia

Lat -32.48, Long -57.86

10.27am: Anchored in 8 fathoms of mud

10.33am: Weighed & proceededTraining classes at instructionBoats’ crews at their boatsRemainder employed in parts of ship

1.38pm: Anchored in 3½ fathoms of mudLowered 2nd whaler to make soundings[She crept on at slow speed in stages]

4.58pm: Anchored in 6 fathoms

5.20pm: Discharged 8 ratings to “Southampton”

5.40pm: 11 ratings joined ship from “Southampton”

Number on sick list 7


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[These pages are either blank or cover pages.]



LOGS FOR JUNE 1920


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[These pages are blank or cover pages.]


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1 June 1920

Colonia

Lat -34.48, Long -57.86

Number on sick list 7

[The full name is Colonia del Sacramento and it is the oldest town in Uruguay and a World Heritage Site. It lies on a peninsula protruding into the Rio del Plata at Lat -34.48, Long -57.86.]


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2 June 1920

Colonia to Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

7.14am: Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite for leaving harbour

9.15am: Stopped to pick up pilot

Noon: Course & speed as requisite for securing alongside

12.18pm: Secured alongside

4.45pm: Landed libertymen

11.15pm: Libertymen returned on board

Number on sick list 3

[Shipboard routine continues with cleaning, training etc and now local leave is started.]


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3 June 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

8.00am: Dressed ship overall

9.30am: Divisions. PrayersRead warrant no 95Side & gunner’s parties as requisiteRemainder employed in parts of ship

12.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

3.00pm: Ship open to visitors

5.30pm: Illuminated ship

Midnight: Switched off illuminations

Number on sick list 5


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4 June 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

Number on sick list 5

[Back to normal routine.]


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5 June 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

10.30am: Discharged 1 stoker to hospital.

11.50am: Landed picnic party

Number on sick list 4


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6 June 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

9.15am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

10.30am: Performed Divine Service

10.55am: Roman Catholic Church party returned

Number on sick list 4


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7 June 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

Number on sick list 2


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8 June 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

1.00pm: Landed football party

7.00pm: Football party returned.

Number on sick list 3


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9 June 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

12.45pm: Landed picnic party

Number on sick list 3


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10 June 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

6.30am: Landed picnic party

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 3


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11 June 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

9.25am: Captain’s inspection of marines

1.15pm: Warrant no 96

2.00pm: Ship open to visitors

Number on sick list 3


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12 June 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

8.40am: Boom & side parties as requisiteRemainder cleaning ship

1.30pm: Side & gunner’s parties as requisiteRemainder of hands employed in parts of ship & getting in sand

Number on sick list 3


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13 June 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

9.15am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

9.45am: Landed Church of England Church party

11.00pm: Roman Catholic Church party returned

12.10pm: Church of England Church party returned

Number on sick list 4


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14 June 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

Number on sick list 5


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15 June 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

2.00pm: Landed football party

Number on sick list 5


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16 June 1920

Buenos Aires to Montevideo

Lat -34.8, Long -57.5

6.00am: 1st & 2nd whalers securing boats for seaRemainder of hands preparing to leave jetty

7.20am: Let go all hawsers, weighed & proceeded as requisite in tow of tugs

8.20am: Slipped tugs & proceeded

9.27am: Stopped & dropped pilot

10.00am: Training classes at instructionRemainder of hands preparing for coaling

11.40am: Banco Chico Light vessel abeam [Lat -34.9, Long -57.5]

1.00pm: Course as requisite for buoyed channel

5.35pm: Sighted Cerro Light [Lat -34.9, Long -56.225]

6.08pm: Whistle buoy abeam to South

6.15pm: Reduced to slow, picked up pilot

6.44pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 4

[Banco Chico is a shoal off Buenos Aires, Argentina at Lat -34.9, Long -57.5

Cerro Light is in Uruguay at Lat -34.9, Long -56.5]


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17 June 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

6.00am: Lowered all boatsHands preparing for coaling

9.55am: 10 ratings joined ship from England

10.30am: Coal lighters secured alongside

11.00am: Commenced coaling

10.58pm: Finished coaling for the day, took in 500 tons

Number on sick list 5


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18 June 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

7.00am: Lighters secured alongside

7.30am: Commenced coaling

11.40am: Finished coaling, took in 410 tons.Coaling gear examined & found correct

1.30pm: Hands cleaning ship

Number on sick list 7


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19 June 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.40pm: Landed concert party

Number on sick list 8


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20 June 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

1.30am: Concert party returned

9.15am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

11.15am: Roman Catholic Church party returned

Number on sick list 7


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21 June 1920

Montevideo to Fray Bentos

Lat -35.1, Long -57.1

5.40am: Boats’ crews secured boats for seaRemainder preparing for sea + cleaning ship

7.00am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour

1.00pm: Course as requisite for buoyed channel

2.29pm: Banco Chico Light vessel abeam [Lat -34.9, Long -57.5]

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant no 99

4.40pm: Entered Martin Garcia channel

7.21pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 6

[The Martin Garcia Channel is now referred to as a Canal since it has been dredged to allow the passage of larger ships. It connects the River Plate to the Uruguay River.]


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22 June 1920

Montevideo to Fray Bentos

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

6.50am: Weighed & proceededDressed ship with masthead flags

8.57am: Anchored

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters

10.10am: Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite for Uruguay River

10.40am: Secured

6.20pm: Secured alongside.

Number on sick list 6


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23 June 1920

Fray Bentos

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

9.30am: Divisions. Physical drillMarines at infantry drillGunner’s, Bosun’s, Side & Diving parties as requisiteRemainder employed in parts of ship

1.30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

Number on sick list 6

[Fray Bentos is a town in Uruguay, Lat -33.12, Long -58.35. The meat packing plant which made the name famous in the UK was established in 1861.

The Captain has established local time ashore.]


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24 June 1920

Fray Bentos

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 5


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25 June 1920

Fray Bentos

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

9.30am: Divisions. Read warrant no 100

Number on sick list 6


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26 June 1920

Fray Bentos

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

Number on sick list 4


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27 June 1920

Fray Bentos

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

10.30am: Performed Divine Service

Number on sick list 4


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28 June 1920

Fray Bentos

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

1.30pm: 1st & 2nd whalers rove new falls

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant no 101

Number on sick list 2

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29 June 1920

Fray Bentos to Montevideo

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

6.20am: Hands preparing to leave jetty

9.05am: Let go all hawsers

9.12am: Weighed & proceeded

9.40am: Stopped & anchored

10.25am: Exercised General Quarters

11.25am: Secured

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

1.30pm: Weighed & proceeded

8.15pm: Stopped. Anchored in 4 fathoms

Number on sick list 2


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30 June 1920

Fray Bentos to Montevideo

Lat -34.7, Long -57.7

8.41am: Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite for buoyed channel

1.02pm: Banco Chico Light abeam to port 1’ [Lat -34.9, Long -57.5]

4.00pm: Read warrant no 102

7.04pm: Anchored in 5 fathoms of mud

Number on sick list 4


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LOGS FOR JULY 1920


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Ordinary speed or consumption exceeded on 1 – 7 – 20 for 3 hours: an average of 15.1 miles was covered per hour: 7.4 tons of coal were used per hour and 2 tons of coal were used per mile covered. The reason for exceeding ordinary speed was to carry out firing with HMS Southampton (Flag ship).


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1 July 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

5.45am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour

6.45am: Action stations

8.03am: Course & speed as requisite for carrying out full calibre throw off firing

8.39am: Firing completed

9.15am: Carried out inclination exercise

9.52am: Secured. Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour

11.15am: Anchored

12.30pm: Paymaster Commander KH Arnold joined ship

12.40pm: 26 ratings joined ship from Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport & 1 Chief Engine Room Artificer for passage

Number on sick list 3


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2 July 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.20am: Gunner’s & side parties as requisiteRemainder of hands taking in stores

1.30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

Number on sick list 4

[Captain has started local overnight leave.]


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3 July 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

Number on sick list 4


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4 July 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.15am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

10.30am: Performed Divine Service

10.45am: Roman Catholic Church party returned

11.30am: Paymaster Bennett left ship

Number on sick list 4


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5 July 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

5.40am: Hands preparing for coaling

7.25am: Lighters secured alongside

7.50am: Commenced coaling

11.25am: Finished coaling, took in 415 tonsCoaling gear inspected & found correct

1.30pm: Gunner’s & side parties as requisiteRemainder cleaning ship

Number on sick list 4


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6 July 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.00am: Boats crews securing boats for seaDischarged 30 ratings for passage to Royal Naval Barracks, DevonportGunner’s & side parties as requisiteRemainder taking in provisions & employed in parts of ship

2.50pm: Commenced unmooring

4.05pm: Weighed port anchor & pointed ship

4.46pm: Stopped to drop harbour master

6.29pm: Flores Island light abeam [Lat -34.9, Long -55.9]

8.00pm: Position: Lat -35.0, Long -55.6

9.08pm: Punta Negra Light N20E [Lat -34.9, Long -55.25]

Number on sick list 3

[Punta Negra lighthouse is listed as Baliza Punta Negra, it lies at Lat -34.9, Long -55.25.]


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7 July 1920

Montevideo to Santos

Lat -33.7, Long -52.5

12.24am: San José Light N4W [Lat -34.8, Long -54.6]

1.45am: Cape San Maria Light N30E [Lat -34.7, Long -54.15]

5.08am: Cape Polonia Light abeam [Lat -34.4, Long – 53.8]

8.00am: Position: Lat -34.15, Long -53.2

8.00pm: Position: Lat -32.6, Long -51.35

Number on sick list 4

[All these lighthouses are in Uruguay.]


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8 July 1920

Montevideo to Santos

Lat -30.5, Long -49.5

8.00am: Position: Lat -31.15, Long -49.8

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

1.22pm: Sounded greater than 65 fathoms

1.39pm: Sounded 65 fathoms (S)Starboard sounding machine wire damaged

3.37pm: Altered course N57E to re-secure galley [wind rising to force 7]

6.14pm: Reduced to 9 knots

8.00pm: Position: Lat -28.6, Long -48.1

Number on sick list 4


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9 July 1920

Montevideo to Santos

Lat -26.0, Long -47.1

8.00am: Position: Lat -26.65, Long -47.4

10.00am: Exercised General Quarters

10.35am: Secured

1.30pm: Training classes at instructionRemainder employed in parts of shipFired 50 rounds from Pom Poms

8.00pm: Position: Lat -25.05, Long -45.1

10.55pm: Sighted Queimada Light N20W [Lat -24.5, Long -46.7]

Number on sick list 4

[Ilha Queimada Grande Light, Lat -24.5, Long -46.7, is on the summit of an island which lies about 20 miles South East of Itanhaém.]


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10 July 1920

Santos

Lat -23.9, Long -46.34

1.30am: Sighed Lajes de Santos Light N57E [Lat -24.3, Long -46.2]

1.58am: Muella Light Buoy N19E

8.20am: Stopped to pick up pilot

9.05am: Anchored in 6 fathoms of mud

10.00am: 39 ratings joined ship fro Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport

11.35am: Saluted British Consul with 7 guns


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11 July 1920

Santos

Lat -23.9, Long -46.34

10.30am: Performed Divine Service

Number on sick list 4


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12 July 1920

Santos

Lat -23.9, Long -46.34

Number on sick list 3

[Normal ship routine of cleaning, painting and training has resumed with a local leave rota.]


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13 July 1920

Santos

Lat -23.9, Long -46.34

Number on sick list 2


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14 July 1920

Santos

Lat -23.9, Long -46.34

Number on sick list 3


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15 July 1920

Santos

Lat -23.9, Long -46.34

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

8.00am: Side, mast & funnel parties as requisiteRemainder painting ship

9.15am: Landed picnic party

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

1.30pm: Landed libertymen

7.00pm: Landed patrol

10.30pm: Picnic party, libertymen & patrol returned

Number on sick list 3


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16 July 1920

Santos

Lat -23.9, Long -46.34

9.00am: Landed picnic party

Number on sick list 2


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17 July 1920

Santos

Lat -23.9, Long -46.34

Number on sick list 2


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18 July 1920

Santos

Lat -23.9, Long -46.34

10.30am: Performed Divine Service

Number on sick list 2


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19 July 1920

Santos

Lat -23.9, Long -46.34

5.40am: Whalers securing for sea

9.45am: Divisions. Prayers.Training classes at instructionSide & gunner’s parties as requisiteRemainder securing ship for sea & employed in parts of ship.

12.45pm: Saluted Prefect with 13 guns

1.30pm: Hoisted steam cutterTraining classes at instructionRemainder preparing for sea

2.45pm: Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite for leaving harbour

4.06pm: Dropped both lifebuoys & exercised seaboats crews

4.27pm: Hoisted both whalers & proceeded.Read warrant no 103

8.00pm: Position: Lat -24.0, Long -45.5

Number on sick list 3


THE VOYAGES OF HMS DARTMOUTH
Operations off South America and in the South Atlantic

JP map Dartmouth South Atlantic

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20 July 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

2.20am: Sighted Castelhanos Light N29E

6.00am: Sighted Rededa Island

8.00am: Position: Lat -23.2, Long -43.25

10.00am: Anchored

Fired National salute of 21 guns and saluted Vice Admiral of São Paulo with 15 guns

Number on sick list 3

[The rest of the day was ordinary ship routine.

Against ‘oil expended’ was a complex asterisk with another one at the base of the page and ‘Extraordinary expenditure’ against it.

Castelhanos Lighthouse is catalogued as Ponta del Castelhanos and is situated on the Eastern end of Ilha Grande at Lat -23.2, Long -44.1]


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21 July 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

10.30am: Saluted British Consul with 11 guns

Number on sick list 3

[Another extraordinary expenditure of 2 ton of oil is noted; only 2 tons of oil remain.]


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22 July 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

1.30pm: Landed libertymen & picnic party

Number on sick list 3

[The usual cleaning, training and painting went on in the morning.]


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23 July 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

9.30am: Training classes at instructionSide, boom & gunner’s parties as requisiteRemainder employed getting in provision

1.30pm: Landed picnic partySide & gunner’s parties as requisiteRemainder stowing stores & getting in ammunition

Number on sick list 3


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24 July 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

5.40am: Gunner’s party & 6 hands striking down ammunitionRemainder cleaning ship

1.30pm: Gunner’s side & boom parties as requisiteRemainder employed in parts of ship

1.45pm: Landed picnic party

3.30pm: Oiler secured alongside

11.35pm: Oiler left ship

Number on sick list 5


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25 July 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

8.15am: Oiler secured alongside

9.30am: Performed Divine Service

11.20am: Finished oiling. Took in 262.5 tons of fuel oil

Number on sick list 6


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26 July 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

5.40am: Hands preparing for coaling

6.30am: Lighters secured alongside

7.05am: Commenced coaling

2.35pm: Saluted President of the Republic with 21 guns

6.00pm: Finished coaling, took in 784 tons

Number on sick list 5


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27 July 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship & securing ship for sea

1.50pm: Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite for leaving harbour

8.00pm: Position: Lat -23.4, Long -42.3

8.25pm: Sighted Cape Frio Light N48E [Lat -23.0, Long -42.0]

Number on sick list 6

[Cape Frio light is situated on the southern cliffs of the Ilha de Cabo Frio. This lighthouse is the second on the island, the first was situated too high for its light to be visible in fog. A third was built in 1925.]


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28 July 1920

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -25.1, Long -39.5

8.00am: Position: Lat -24.25, Long -46.5

8.00pm: Position: Lat -25.1, Long -38.5

Number on sick list 6

[The crew are busy cleaning, training, and doing odd jobs around the ship.]


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29 July 1920

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -26.2, Long -35.8

8.00am: Position: Lat -25.9, Long -36.6

1.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

8.00pm: Position: Lat -26.7, Long -34.5

Number on sick list 7


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30 July 1920

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -27.7, Long -31.8

8.00am: Position: Lat -27.5, Long 32.4

9.15am: Exercised General Quarters

10.30am: Secured

1.30pm: Training Classes at instructionRemainder employed holystoning small gear

8.00pm: Position: Lat -28.2, Long -30.2

Number on sick list 7


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31 July 1920

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -29.0, Long -27.1

8.00am: Position: Lat -28.8, Long -27.9

11.00am: Tested Engine Room Telegraphs & found correct

8.00pm: Position: Lat -29.6, Long -25.5

Number on sick list 5


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1920


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[These pages are cover pages or contain data on fuel consumption and instruments already transcribed.]


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1 August 1920

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -30.5, Long -22.7

8.00am: Position: Lat -30.2, Long -23.5

10.30am: Performed Divine Service

8.00pm: Position: Lat -30.9, Long -21.1

Number on sick list 5


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2 August 1920

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -31.5, Long -18.2

8.00am: Position: Lat -31.3, Long -19.1

8.00pm: Position: Lat -31.8, Long -16.7

Number on sick list 3


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3 August 1920

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -32.4, Long -13.55

8.00am: Position: Lat -32.2, Long -14.35

9.30am: Training classes at instructionRemainder cleaning out provision rooms

1.30pm: Training classes at instructionRemainder chipping, scraping & changing store rooms

8.00pm: Position: Lat -32.7, Long -11.95

Number on sick list 3


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4 August 1920

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -33.3, Long -8.5

8.00am: Position: Lat -33.1, Long -9.35

8.00pm: Position: Lat -33.6, Long -6.8

Number on sick list 3


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5 August 1920

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -34.05, Long -3.4

8.00am: Position: Lat -34.0, Long -4.3

10.30am: Exercised Small Arms Companies

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

8.00pm: Position: Lat -34.25, Long -3.0

Number on sick list 2


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6 August 1920

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -34.55, Long 1.65

8.00am: Position: Lat -34.5, Long 0.9

8.00pm: Position: Lat -34.6, Long 3.4

Number on sick list 1


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7 August 1920

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -34.7, Long 6.9

8.00am: Position: Lat -34.75, Long 6.25

8.00pm: Position: Lat -34.6, Long 8.6

Number on sick list 1


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8 August 1920

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -34.5, Long 12.6

8.00am: Position: Lat -34.5, Long 11.7

10.30am: Performed Divine Service

8.00pm: Position: Lat -34.5, Long 14.4

Other: 1 on sick list


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9 August 1920

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -34.5, Long 18.4

8.00am: Position: Lat -34.6, Long -17.4

11.24am: Sighted land N75E

12.00pm: Course as requisite for entering harbourBoats crews turning out their boats

2.17pm: Anchored in 10½ fathoms of fine sand

4.00pm: Quarters. Read warrant no 105

Number on sick list 1


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10 August 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

5.40am: Lowered all boatsRemainder of hands getting up cordite

7.15am: Hands preparing for going alongside

7.23am: Weighed & proceeded for going alongside

8.45am: Hands disembarking ammunition

11.30am: Discharged 5 ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

1.30pm: Hands disembarking ammunition

Number on sick list 1


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11 August 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

8.00am: Hands disembarking ammunition

1.30pm: Boat party hauling boats on slip

5.00pm: Landed libertymen

Number on sick list 3


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12 August 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

1.15pm: Hands employed shifting fire engine

Number on sick list 2


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13 August 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

7.00am: Libertymen returned

Number on sick list 3

[A local leave rota has been started, the rest of the day is spent on cleaning, ships chores and, of course, scraping and painting.]


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14 August 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 2


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15 August 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

8.00am: Exercised fire stations

10.10am: Performed Divine Service

Number on sick list 2


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16 August 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

10.40am: Commander-in-Chief Africa visited ship

1.00pm: Discharged 3 stoker ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

4.45pm: Landed Capetown patrol & libertymen

Number on sick list 3


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17 August 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list 2


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18 August 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

10.00am: Discharged 3 ratings to hospital

Number on sick list 3


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19 August 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

9.00am: Discharged 1 rating to Royal Naval Hospital

Number on sick list 3


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20 August 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

11.30am: 4 ratings joined ship from Royal Naval Hospital

Number on sick list 3


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21 August 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 3


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22 August 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

8.00am: Exercised fire stations

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

Number on sick list 3


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23 August 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

8.30am: Sailmaker’s party as requisiteRemainder in parts of ship

Number on sick list 1


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24 August 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

8.00am: Sailmaker’s party as requisiteLanded docking partyRemainder in parts of ship

9.40am: Ship proceeded into dry dock

1.00pm: Hands employed scrubbing ship’s bottom

2.30pm: 1 boy joined ship awaiting passage

Number on sick list 1


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25 August 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

2.00pm: Discharged 3 ratings to Royal Naval hospital

3.00pm: 2 ratings rejoined from hospital2 ratings joined ship for “Lowestoft”

Number on sick list 2

[HMS Lowestoft was a cruiser of 5530 tons, launched in 1913 at Chatham Dockyard. She was sold in 1931. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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26 August 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list 2

[Ship’s chores continue.]


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27 August 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

3.00pm: 2 ratings joined ship awaiting passage

Number on sick list 2


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28 August 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

2.00pm: 2 ratings joined ship awaiting passage

Number on sick list 5


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29 August 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list 4


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30 August 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

2.00pm: Discharged 3 ratings to RN Hospital

2.30pm: Captain GP Bigg Wither RN, Engineering Commander H Hutham & Sub Lieutenant CE Norbert RN joined ship

Number on sick list 4

[Captain Guy Plantagenet Bigg-Wither was born in 1878 and died in 1950. A sale of some of his Naval medals and other material was held after his death, the catalogue can be seen at http://www.mortonandeden.com/pdfcats/32web.pdf and his collection is on p.25. He served in HMS Hercules at the Battle of Jutland and was promoted Captain in December 1917.]


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31 August 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

2.30pm: 1 rating joined ship from RN Hospital

Number on sick list 4


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1920


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[Captain Bigg Wither signed the log.]


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1 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

8.35am: Discharged 3 boys to “Afrikander”

3.30pm: 3 stokers rejoined from RN HospitalLeave to watch from 5pm to 7am

Number on sick list 3

[HMS Afrikander started her career as HMS Tickler, a 254 ton gunboat, in 1875. She was launched at Pembroke Dockyard, converted to a steam lighter in 1902 and was used as a depot ship in Simonstown. In 1919 she was renamed “Afrikander” and transferred to the South African Seaward Defence Force in 1923. She was scrapped in 1937.]


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2 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

10.30am: Discharged 2 Able Seamen to RN Hospital

11.45am: Captain HWW Hope left ship

3.00pm: 1 Chief Engine Room Artificer rejoined ship from hospital

5.00pm: Gave leave to watch to 7am

Number on sick list 5


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3 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

9.00am: Discharged 1 Petty Officer for passage to England

10.00am: Sub Lieutenant Milner discharged for passage to England

3.10pm: 1 Leading Signalman, 1 stoker Petty Officer, 1 stoker, 1 Leading Cook’s mate discharged for hospital

5.25pm: Starboard watch stowing stores

Number on sick list 2

[The Captain has continued local leave, the crew continue with dry dock chores.]


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4 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

1.30pm: Gave leave to starboard watch till 7am Monday

Number on sick list 2


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5 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

10.00am: Landed Church Parties

11.40am: Church Parties returned

1.30pm: Gave leave to part of watch till 7am

Number on sick list 2


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6 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

8.00am: Discharged 1 rating to RN hospital

11.30am: 1 rating rejoined from hospital

1.30pm: Discharged 3 ratings to hospital

3.30pm: 1 stoker discharged from hospital

5.15pm: Mr Ashfield (boatswain) joined the ship

Number on sick list 2


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7 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

10.00am: 1 rating discharged to hospital

10.15am: Exercised funeral party

1.30pm: Funeral party to drill

Number on sick list 2


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8 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

9.20am: Landed Funeral Party to attend funeral of late G. Peek Able Seaman

11.57am: Funeral Party returned

2.40pm: 3 ratings returned from hospital

Number on sick list 2

[Gilbert George Peek, Able Seaman, no 237697, died of illness Monday 6th September 1920. He was 29 and the son of Joseph & Jane Peek, 2 Kimberley Villas, St Lukes, Cork.]


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9 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

9.15am: Landed Marines for drill

11.00am: Marines returned on board

4.40pm: Engineering Commander GT Morgan left ship for passage to England

Number on sick list 1


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10 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

3.30pm: 1 Leading Stoker, 1 Leading Cook rejoined from hospital

4.30pm: Paid Prize Money

Number on sick list 1


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11 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

1.30pm: Gave leave to watch till 7am Monday

Number on sick list 1


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12 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list 1


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13 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list 1


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14 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list 1

[And still the crew are working on the ship, including painting her bottom!]


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15 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

1.00pm: Discharged 1 Stoker Petty Officer & 1 Leading Cook to hospital

3.00pm: 3 stokers & 1 Stoker Petty Officer rejoined ship from hospital.

Number on sick list - none


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16 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

5.00pm: Discharged 3 ratings to “Lowestoft”

Number on sick list - none


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17 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

10.30am: 1 Sub Lieutenant discharged to hospital

11.00am: Flooded dock to 8ft above stocks

1.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

2.00pm: Discharged 2 Chief Stokers, 1 Stoker, 1 Able Seaman, 1 Chief Petty Officer for passage to England

4.00pm: 2 ratings returned from hospital

4.30pm: Paid Prize Money

Number on sick list 1


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18 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

1.00am: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 1


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19 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

10.00am: Church Parties landed

11.50am: Church Parties returned

Number on sick list - none


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20 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

8.30am: Provisioning ship

1.00pm: 1 Stoker Petty Officer & 2 Stokers discharged to hospital

1.30pm: Provisioning party from “Lowestoft” & “Birmingham” came on board

3.30pm: 1 Stoker returned from hospital

Number on sick list – none

[HMS Birmingham was a cruiser of 5,530 tons, launched in 1913 by Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick and sold in 1931.]


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21 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

8.30am: Carry on Provisioning

11.45am: “Birmingham” & “Lowestoft” provisioning parties returned to own ships

Number on sick list 1


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22 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

2.00pm: Gunner’s party ammunitioning

2.30pm: 1 Stoker Petty Officer & 1 Stoker discharged from hospital

Number on sick list 1


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23 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

2.30pm: 1 Able Seaman & 1 Stoker discharged from hospital

Number on sick list 1


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24 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

9.30am: 1 Petty Officer discharged to Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport

4.30pm: Paid Prize Money

Number on sick list 1


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25 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

7.30am: Special parties as detailedRemainder ammunitioned ship

1.00pm: Leave to watch from 1.30pm till 7am Monday

Number on sick list 1


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26 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

9.40am: Landed Church Parties

11.50am: Church Parties returned

1.30pm: Leave to part of watch till 10.30pm

Number on sick list 1


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27 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

2.30pm: 1 Stoker rejoined from hospital

3.30pm: Commenced undocking

4.05pm: Let go starboard anchor, secured to wall

46.45pm: Reverend Griffiths joined ship

Number on sick list 2


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28 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

7.50am: Commenced coaling

12 noon: Hands to dinner

12.40pm: Clear lower deck. Hands coal ship

3.10pm: 1 Stoker Petty Officer & 1 Stoker returned from hospital

5.00pm: Leave to watch from 5.45pm till 7am

Number on sick list 2


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29 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

6.00am: Hands fall in for coaling

7.00am: Breakfast

7.30am: Hands fall in for coaling

12 noon: Dinner

12.30pm: Hands coal ship

2.00pm: 2 ratings rejoined ship from hospital

6.15pm: Finished coaling, received 1059 tons

Number on sick list 2


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30 September 1920

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

7.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

3.00pm: 2 Able Seamen, 3 Stokers discharged from hospital

3.33pm: Left wall for anchoring in False Bay [Lat -24.25, Long 18.6]

3.54pm: Anchored

4.30pm: Hoisted port boat, secured for sea

Number on sick list 2



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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1920


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1 October 1920


Simonstown to Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

2.51am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

8.17am: As requisite for picking up pilot

9.05am: Secured to No 2 coaling jetty, Victoria Basin, Cape Town

10.00am: Coal ship using Native Labour. Taking in oil fuel

2.45pm: Hands assisting coaling

6.38pm: Cast off from coaling jetty

8.00pm: Position: Lat -33.9, Long 18.2

Number on sick list – none


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2 October 1920

Cape Town to Tristan da Cunha

Lat -34.8, Long 14.7

3.30am: Exercised sea boats crew

5.58am: Exercised sea boats crew

8.00am: Position: Lat -34.5, Long -15.8

Noon: Hands make & mend clothes

7.50pm: Exercised sea boats crew

8.00pm: Position: Lat -35.15, Long -13.05

11.00pm: Exercised sea boats crew

Number on sick list - none


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3 October 1920

Cape Town to Tristan da Cunha

Lat -34.7, Long 9.4

8.00am: Position: Lat -35.55, Long 10.35

9.56pm: Position: Lat -35.9, Long 7.5

Number on sick list 1


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4 October 1920


Cape Town to Tristan da Cunha

Lat -36.3, Long 3.6

8.00am: Position: Lat -36.25, Long 4.6

Afternoon: Gear lost overboard during bad weather:

  Hoses, leather, suction 6.½ft long, No 3 size, 2 in no

  Hose, canvas N & S, 40ft long, no 3 size - 1

  Branch pipes, copper, fixed jet, no 3 size, N & S, Patt 1521 – 2

  Elbow, G.M., N & S end service female

  swivel screw the other 4½” to 5”

  also lift pump no 3 size Patt no 1525

  Hose, canvas, no 2 size, N & S, 40ft - 1

  Hatchet, black steel, halved, Patt 316 – 1

8.00pm: Position: Lat -36.5, Long 1.6

Number on sick list 1


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5 October 1920

Cape Town to Tristan da Cunha

Lat -36.9, Long -1.5

12.45am: Wind shifted to WNW

1.15am: Wind West

2.15am: Wind West by South

3.08am: Exercised sea boats crew

8.00am: Position: Lat -36.8, Long -0.8

9.50am: Slow both, altered course to SWbyS to head windHands securing gear on forecastle

10.02am: Proceeded S84½W (true), 11½ knots

2.40pm: Wind SW

6.21pm: Hove to. Secured port boats

6.53pm: Proceeded, S84½W(true) 11 knots

8.00pm: Position: Lat -36.9, Long -2.8

8.40pm: Altered course S82½W (true), increased to 11¾ knotsWind veering to the West

Number on sick list 1


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6 October 1920

Cape Town to Tristan da Cunha

Lat -37.1, Long -6.6

3.30am: Exercised sea boat crew

6.15am: Readjusted charthouse log by after log

7.00am: Hands re-secured 2nd whaler & cleaning upper deck

8.00am: Position: Lat -37.1, Long -5.45

8.15am: Altered course N62W (mag)

8.00pm: Position: Lat -36.1, Long -8.4

8.00pm: Altered course W (true)

Number on sick list 2


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7 October 1920

Cape Town to Tristan da Cunha

Lat -37.16, Long -12.31

7.22am: Sighted Tristan da Cunha N70W 26½miles

8.00am: Position: Lat -37.0, Long -11.2

12.03pm: Anchored in 18 fathoms sand

Anchor Bearings: Bleak Cliff Point S32E Waterfall S32W (mag) Herald Point S68W

1.00pm: Hoisted out 2nd skiff

7.00pm: Hoisted in skiff

Number on sick list 2


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8 October 1920

Tristan da Cunha to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -36.8, Long -12.95

6.40am: Hands placing skiffs on boom

9.08am: Weighed & proceeded

8.00pm: Position: Lat –36.3, Long -14.8

Number on sick list 3


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9 October 1920

Tristan da Cunha to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -35.1, Long -18.4

8.00am: Position: Lat -38.4, Long -17.5

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

8.00pm: Position: Lat -34.4, Long -20.3

Number on sick list 4


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10 October 1920

Tristan da Cunha to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -33.0, Long -24.3

8.00am: Position: Lat -33.4, Long -23.35

10.30am: Divine Service

8.00pm: Position: Lat -32.2, Long -26.1

Number on sick list 4


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11 October 1920

Tristan da Cunha to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -30.65, Long -29.75

2.36am: Passed ship under sail

8.00am: Position: Lat -30.9, Long -28.9

9.30am: General Quarters

11.30am: Secured

8.00pm: Position: Lat -29.85, Long -31.4

Number on sick list 4


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12 October 1920

Tristan da Cunha to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -27.9, Long -34.8

4.30am: Heavy Rain Squalls with wind veering to westward

8.00am: Position: Lat -28.4, Long -33.8

1.30pm: Hands painting ship

8.00pm: Position: Lat -26.9, Long -36.15

Number on sick list 5


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13 October 1920

Tristan da Cunha to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -25.1, Long -39.5

8.00am: Position: Lat -25.5, Long -38.7

9.00am: Hands painting ship & rigging illuminating circuits

6.00pm: Part of watch shipping port lower boom

8.00pm: Position: Lat -24.2, Long -41.1

Other: 5 on sick list


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14 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

6.40am: Sighted Raza Light N12W

7.05am: Sighted “Yarmouth” S65W

7.30am: Took station astern of “Yarmouth” 3 cables

9.20am: Raza Light abeam to port 2½ miles

10.12am: Acting independent of “Yarmouth”

10.25am: Anchored

11.30am: Italian Officer of Guard came on board, British Vice Consul came on board, Brazilian Officer of Guard came on board

2.20pm: Officer of Guard boarded Brazilian cruiser “Deodoro” and Italian battleship “Roma”

3.00pm: Officer of Guard returned on board

Number on sick list 4

[Raza Light is named as Ilha Rasa or Ile Rasa and lies at Lat -23.1, Long -43.15 on an island about 7 miles off the entrance to Baia de Guanabaia.

Deodoro is Marshal Deodoro, a battleship launched in 1898 at the La Seyne dockyard, France. She was sold in 1924.

Roma was a battleship of ~12,800tons, launched in 1907 at La Spezia Naval Dockyard. She was finally scrapped in 1932.]


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15 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

11.30am: Consul General came on board

11.55am: Consul General left. Fired 11 gun salute.

4.15pm: Landed libertymen

6.30pm: Landed libertymenIlluminated ship

Number on sick list 3

[Captain has started local leave but so far everyone is sleeping on board.]


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16 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

8.40am: Hands cleaning ship. EL party unrig illuminating circuits

10.30am: Drew 1 3pdr gun & mounting from “Southampton” to “Petersfield” for transport to Falkland Islands

11.45am: Dressed ship overall, Belgium ensign at main. Fired royal salute 21 guns

2.00pm: Fired salute of 21 guns, manned & cheered ship, King of Belgium left

2.30pm: Undressed ship

3.00pm: Hands provisioning ship

5.05pm: Paymaster Midshipman Bennett joined ship from “Southampton”

Number on sick list 3

[HMS Petersfield was a minesweeper, wrecked in China in 1931. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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17 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

8.15am: Hands clear up upper deck

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

10.00am: Divine Service

5.00pm: Hands furling awnings & storing provisions

6.20pm: 1 Engine Room Artificer, 2 Stokers, 1 OS3 discharged to “Yarmouth”, 1 Ordinary Signalman joined for passage to “Weymouth”.

Number on sick list 3

[HMS Weymouth was a 5200 ton cruiser, launched in 1910 by Armstrong Whitfield and sold in 1928.]


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18 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

4.00am: Coal lighters came alongside

6.30am: Coal ship

7.30pm: Finished coaling, received 927 tons

Number on sick list 4


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19 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

12.30pm: Oil lighter came alongside

7.50pm: Oil lighter shoved off, received 188.377 tons of fuel oil

Number on sick list 3


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20 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

Noon: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 3


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21 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

Noon: Hands make & mend clothes

3.20pm: Officer of Guard boarded RMS Deseado

4.00pm: Hands preparing for sea

6.35pm: Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite for leaving harbour

Number on sick list 5

[RMS Deseado was a Royal Mail Ship.]


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22 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo

Lat -25.9, Long -45.35

2.00am: Exercised sea boats crewExercised place oil navigation lights

8.00am: Position: Lat -25.2, Long -44.75

9.50am: General QuartersFired 6” full calibre

1.00pm: Hands drying paymasters store

8.00pm: Position: Lat -27.2, Long -46.3

Number on sick list 5


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23 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo

Lat -29.4, Long -48.5

8.00am: Position: Lat -29.25, Long -48.0

10.50am: Fired 5 rounds of full calibre with P3 gun

8.00pm: Position: Lat -31.0, Long -49.4

Number on sick list 5


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24 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo

Lat -33.0, Long -52.0

8.00am: Position: Lat -32.5, Long -51.4

10.40am: Divine Service

8.00pm: Position: Lat -33.95, Long -53.1

10.10pm: Sighted Cape Plania Light S70W

Number on sick list 5

[Cape Plania Light is probably Cabo Polonio Lighthouse at Lat -34.4, Long -53.8]


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25 October 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

12.28am: Sighted Cape Santa Maria Light bearing S72W [Lat -34.7, Long -54.15]

3.50am: Sighted Lobos Island Light S66W [Lat -35.0, Long -54.9.]

5.50am: Lobos Island Light abeam to port distance 1 mile

8.35am: Sighted Flores Island Light N77½W [Lat -34.9, Long -55.9]

9.03am: Sighted El Cerro N67W [Lat -34.9, Long -56.225]

9.56am: Flores Island Light abeam to starboard 3½ miles

11.10am: Stopped to pick up pilot

11.17am: Proceeded, course & speed as requisite for entering harbour

Noon: Anchored & moored ship stern to B mole

2.00pm: Officer of Guard boarded “Dartmouth” from cruiser (“Uruguay”)

4.17pm: Sent Officer of Guard to “Uruguay”

Number on sick list 5


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26 October 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters

10.10am: Received Captain of Port & Uruguayan officers

11.30am Secured

Number on sick list 6

[A local leave rota is well underway.]


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27 October 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

6.40am: Officer of Guard boarded HMS Petersfield & discharged 1 stoker

7.15am: Officer of Guard returned on board

9.30am: Men passing for higher rating

10.30am: Received Torpedo Opi [?] stores

1.30am: Parties as detailed, men passing for higher rating, discharging provisions

Number on sick list 6


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28 October 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.50am: Special parties & men passing for higher rating

Noon: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 4


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29 October 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

6.15am: Commenced coaling

7.40am: Completed coaling, received 82 tons

8.00am: Coal lighters cast off

Number on sick list 4


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30 October 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

5.40am: Saturday routing, hands holystoning upper deck

8.35am: Special parties as detailed, remainder of hands cleaning mess decks & upper decks

10.30am: Quarters. Clean guns

2.00pm: Discharged 3 stokers to “Petersfield”

Special parties as detailed, men passing for higher rating, hands at parts of ship

Number on sick list 6


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31 October 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.55am: Landed Roman Catholics

10.30am: Hands attended Divine Service on board

11.15am: Roman Catholics returned on boardCompleted service & unrigged church

Number on sick list 6


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Distance run per hour in miles

Coal expended for all purposes per hour in tons

Distance run per ton of coal in miles

Date information obtained by experiment

At authorised power

22.0

18.0

1.22

Not given

With all despatch

20.8

15.3

1.35

Not given

With despatch

19.3

12.15

1.58

Not given

With moderate despatch

17.6

9.9

1.77

Not given

With ordinary speed

13.7

6.0

2.28

Not given

At most economical speed

9.6

3.4

2.64

16.2.20


10.0

3.8

2.63

4.2.20


11.0

4.2

2.61

24.10.19


12.0

4.6

2.60

6.8.20


In calm weather the difference in distance run per ton of coal at 9, 10, 11 or 12 knots is not appreciable. Against a head sea 12¼ knots was the best & most economical speed under the conditions in which it was used.


Signed: GA Bigg Withers Captain

Counter signed: Read Admiral Allen J Hunt C.B. C.S.I

Commander in Chief South America, HMS Southampton



NOVEMBER 1920 not included



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1920


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[A repeat of the fuel data transcribed in October plus]

20.12.20 for ½ hour; speed 16 miles per hour; coal consumption 8 tons per hour; covering 2 miles per ton of coal. The reason given was “Carrying out ‘Throw off’ firing with HMS Weymouth”.


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[Repeat of identification of meteorological instruments.]


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1 December 1920

Port Stanley

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

5.40am: Hands employed rigging stages

9.55am: Received Captain of “Reina Regente” on board

Noon: Fired salute of 21 guns & dressed ship overall, Queen Alexandra’s birthday

1.30pm: Hands painting ship’s side & receiving ammunition on board

Number on sick list 5

[The Reina Regente was a Spanish cruiser of ~5300 tons, launched by Arsenal del Ferrol in 1906 and ‘discarded’ in 1926.]


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2 December 1920

Port Stanley

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

5.40am: Stokers working party cleaning ammunition lighter. Hands painting ship

8.03am: Picquet boat returned & moored up in camber

Noon: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 5


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3 December 1920

Port Stanley to Darwin

Lat -51.7, Long -57.7

5.40am: Hands cleaning shipDivers examining underwater fittings

8.20am: Hands preparing for leaving harbour

9.45am: Swivel off & weighing port anchor

11.25am: Starboard anchor away, slow ahead both

11.39am: Naval Point abeam

12.05pm: Cape Pembroke Light House abeam

12.40pm: Hands dumping ammunition overboard

5.52pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 5

[Navy Point is a narrow spit of land dividing Port Stanley from Port William.

Cape Pembroke lighthouse is on the most easterly point of the Falkland Islands at Lat -51.7, Long -57.7. This lighthouse was the second on the Cape and functioned until it was put out of action during the Argentinian invasion and not fully restored.]


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4 December 1920

Port Darwin

Lat -51.82, Long -58.95

5.40am: Hands cleaning shipLanded surveying party

Noon: Piped leave to watch

Number on sick list 5

[Port Darwin, usually now known as Darwin, was named after Charles Darwin who visited the spot during the 2nd voyage of the Beagle. It lies on the part of East Falkland known as Lafonia. The Battle of Goose Green was fought nearby.]


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5 December 1920

Port Darwin

Lat -51.82, Long -58.95

10.00am: Rig Church

10.50am: Hands attend Divine Service

Noon: Piped leave to watch

Number on sick list 5


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6 December 1920

Port Darwin

Lat -51.82, Long -58.95

9.40am: Special parties as detailedTraining classesRemainder of hands at parts of ship

Number on sick list 5


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7 December 1920

Port Darwin

Lat -51.82, Long -58.95

1.30pm: Hands preparing ship for seaSpecial parties as detailed

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant no 114

6.22pm: Anchor away

6.32pm: Half speed ahead

Number on sick list 6


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8 December 1920

Port Darwin to Dungeness, Magellan Straits

Lat -52.7, Long -61.9

8.00am: Position: Lat -52.7, Long -61.0

10.15am: Streamed paravanes

11.35am: Paravanes replaced in stowing position

Noon: Hands make & mend clothes

8.00pm: Stopped port engine, Lat -52.7, Long -63.6

9.37pm: Stopped starboard engine, ahead port engine

11.55pm: Half speed ahead starboard engine

Number on sick list 6


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9 December 1920

Port Darwin to Dungeness, Magellan Straits

Lat -52.7, Long -67.3

8.00am: Lat -52.7, Long -66.55

9.30am: Divisions. Exercised Small Arms Companies

3.00pm: Sighted land on port bow

3.55pm: Sighted Cape Virgins & Dungeness Light House

5.44pm: Anchored

Anchor bearings: Cape Virgins N2E, Dungeness S45W, Cliff Hill N72W

Number on sick list 6

[Cape Virgins or Cabo Virgenes is in Argentina at Lat -52.3, Long -68.35. It was named by Ferdinand Magellan as he entered the Strait which bears his name on 21st Oct 1520, the Feast Day of St Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins.

Punta Dungeness Lighthouse is in Chile at Lat -52.4, Long -68.4]



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10 December 1920

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

4.40am: Hands to station for weighing anchor

4.57am: Anchor aweigh, half speed ahead both

9.30am: Training classes to instructionSpecial parties as detailedRemainder in parts of ship

11.55am: Decreased to 190 revs, course as requisite for passing through 1st & 2nd narrows

2.05pm: Stopped both engines & anchored

2.20pm: Received Captain of Port.

2.40pm: Received British Consul

2.45pm: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded to billet as detailed

3.15pm: Anchored

3.30pm: Received Officer of Argentine auxiliary ship

Number on sick list 4


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11 December 1920

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

11.45am: Received Officer of Guard of “Rivadavia”

Number on sick list 5

[Rivadavia was an Argentine battleship of 27,900 tons, built by the American Fore River Shipbuilding Co. She was launched in 1911 and sold in 1957.]


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12 December 1920

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

8.45am: Prepare ship for Divisions & inspection

10.00am: Rig church

10.45am: Hands attend Divine Service

8.40pm: Officer of the Guard boarded “Rivadavia”

Number on sick list 4


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13 December 1920

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

9.45am: Received Officer of Guard of “Rivadavia”

2.00pm: HMS Weymouth arrived at Punta Arenas

Number on sick list 5


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14 December 1920

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

Number on sick list 6


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15 December 1920

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

7.35am: Officer of Guard boarded USS Dolphin

10.05am: Captain visited USS Dolphin

Number on sick list 5

[USS Dolphin had an interesting history for a 1500 ton gunship. She was launched in 1884 by J Roach & Sons, Chester, Pennsylvania. She acted as Presidential Yacht for President Chester A. Arthur and spent a lot of her career on ceremonial duties. At this time she represented the US at the celebrations of the 400th Anniversary of the discovery of the Straits of Magellan. She was finally sold in 1922.]


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16 December 1920

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

5.55am: SS Imperial arrived

8.45am: Dressed ship overall & fired royal salute, manned ship & cheered Infante Ferdinand

9.00am: Officer of Guard boarded “España” & “O’Higgins”

10.15am: Training classes to instruction

Special parties as detailed

Remainder of hands at parts of ship

10.45am: Fired salute of 21 guns as Infante left ship

10.52am: Fired salute of 21 guns as Infante landed

1.30pm: Landed Guard of Honour for unveiling ceremony

3.25pm: All men o’ war in harbour fired 21 gun salute for unveiling ceremony

5.15pm: Leave to watch

9.00pm: Illuminated ship

Midnight: Extinguished illuminations

Number on sick list 5

[España was a Spanish battleship of 15,700 tons built by John Brown at a specially constructed shipyard in Spain. She was launched in 1912 and wrecked in 1923.

O’Higgins was a Chilean cruiser of ~8000 tons, launched in 1897 by Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick, UK. She was decommissioned in 1933 and scrapped in 1958

Infante Ferdinand is probably Prince Ferdinand of Bavaria (1884-1958) who became an Infante of Spain in 1905 and renounced his rights to the throne of Bavaria in 1914.

The Unveiling Ceremony referred to was for a memorial commemorating the 400th Anniversary of Magellan discovering the Strait named after him. The memorial can still be seen in Punta Arenas.]


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17 December 1920

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

9.50am: Received Officer of Guard of Argentine man o’ war

Noon: Hands make & mend clothes

3.05pm: Received Captain of “O’Higgins”

5.15pm: Received Captain of “Desmoines”

9.00pm: Illuminated ship

Midnight: Extinguished illuminations

Number on sick list 6

[USS Des Moines was a cruiser, commissioned in 1904 and finally sold in 1930.]


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18 December 1920

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

11.20am: Received Captain of Esmeralda

Noon: Hands make & mend clothes

3.30pm: 1 Petty Officer & 1 marine joined ship from “Weymouth”

Number on sick list 6

[Esmeralda” was a Chilean cruiser, launched in England in 1894 and scrapped in 1929.]


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19 December 1920

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

5.40am: Hands clean ship. Boats crews secure boats for sea

10.25am: Rig church in mess deck

10.45am: Hands attend Divine Service

11.00am: Received Captain of “España”

12 noon: Received Captain of “Desmoines”

1.45pm: British Minister for Chile arrived on board, fired 21 gun salute

3.19pm: Anchor aweigh, course & speed as requisite for taking station astern of “Weymouth”

8.32pm: Triton Bank Light NNE

Number on sick list 4

[The second ship may have been the USS Des Moines, a 3500 ton cruiser, launched 1902 by the Fore River Ship & Engine Co, Quincy, Massachussetts, decommissioned in1921 and sold in 1930. She was involved in diplomatic activity on behalf of the USA at this time.]


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20 December 1920

Punta Arenas to Buenos Aires

Lat -51.0, Long -66.55

12.05am: Sighted Dungeness & Capes Virgins Light Houses

8.30am: Course & speed as requisite, “Weymouth” carried out throw off firing.

9.15am: Clean guns

5.00pm: Wind veering to South

8.00pm: Lat -49.4, Long -65.55

Number on sick list 4

[Punta Dungeness lighthouse is just inside Chile at Lat -52.4, Long -68.4 while Cabo Virgenes lighthouse is in Argentina at Lat -52.3, Long -68.35.]


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21 December 1920

Punta Arenas to Buenos Aires

Lat -46.55, Long -62.85

8.00am: Position: Lat -47.4, Long -63.5

9.45am: Exercised General Quarters, carried out high angle firing

1.30pm: Training classes to instruction, men passing for higher rating

8.00pm: Position: Lat -45.0, Long -61.7

Number on sick list 6


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22 December 1920

Punta Arenas to Buenos Aires

Lat -42.1, Long -59.6

8.00am: Position: Lat -42.8, Long -60.1

8.00pm: Position: Lat -40.65, Long -58.5

Number on sick list 4


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23 December 1920

Punta Arenas to Buenos Aires

Lat -37.7, Long -56.4

8.00am: Position: Lat -38.45, Long -56.9

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

8.00pm: Position: Lat -36.1, Long -56.25

10.17pm: Recada & Cerro Light N8E

11.42pm: Course as requisite for entering dredged channel

11.49pm: Passing no 3 buoy co S89W

Number on sick list 4

[Recada is almost certainly Recalada Light Vessel at Lat -35.2, Long -56.3, but I cannot reliably identify ‘Cerro’]


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24 December 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

1.00am: Course as requisite for proceeding up dredged channel

7.15am: Anchored

8.00am: Pilot received on board

11.00am: Secured alongside. Hands spreading awnings

1.30pm: Clean guns

Number on sick list 4


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25 December 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

6.50am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Watch rig church

10.30am: Hands attend Divine Service

12 noon: Leave to watch

Number on sick list 4


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26 December 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

9.15am: Hands attending Divine Service

10.30am: Landed escort for absentees

Noon: Piped leave to watch

4.00pm: Ship open to visitors

6.00pm: Piped – out all visitors

Number on sick list 4


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27 December 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

9.05am: Training classes to instructionSpecial parties as detailedRemainder of hands in parts of shipTook in 189 tons fuel oil

1.30pm: As in forenoon

Number on sick list 4


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28 December 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

10.20am: Special parties as detailedRemainder of hands prepare ship for sea

10.35am: Argentine Minister of Marine received on board

12 noon: Hands make & mend clothes

4.20pm: Both watches prepare ship for sea

5.00pm: Discharged Lieutenant (E) Forsyth to SS Almanzar

5.30pm: Tugs secured

5.32pm: Slipped from Quay & proceeded, running engines & helm as requisite

6.05pm: Slipped tugs, half speed ahead, course as requisite for channel

6.50pm: Stopped boat & dropped pilot

10.19pm: Light ship abeam

Number on sick list 4

[I suspect that SS Almanzar may have been SS Arlanza, a Royal Mail ship.]


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29 December 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

1.20am: Course as requisite for proceeded up dredged channel

5.45am: Stopped both engines to pick up pilot

5.55am: Proceeded, course & speed as requisite for entering harbour

7.05am: Anchored

7.30am: Secured alongside, stern to

8.35am: Commenced coaling

11.30am: Finished coaling

Number on sick list 5


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30 December 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

Number on sick list 4

[Ships routine continues.]


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31 December 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.30am: Men taking passage in SS Arlanza muster by the ledger

Number on sick list 4

[SS Arlanza,15,000 tons, was launched in 1911 by Harland & Wolff, Belfast. She became an Armed Merchant Cruiser in April 1915 and was released back to the Royal Mail at the end of the war. She was scrapped in 1938 and is part of the OW fleet.]


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1921


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1 January 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.00am: "Petersfield" entered harbour

4.10pm: Baggage party fell in

5.30pm: Draft fell in.

6.00pm: One rating from cells returned to “Petersfield”

6.30pm: RMS Arlaneza leftNumber on sick list - nil


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2 January 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.45am: Hands mustered by ledger

10.30am: Divine Service

Number on sick list 1


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3 January 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

Number on sick list 1


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4 January 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

All day: Hands painting mess deck

4.00pm: Read warrant no 115

Number on sick list 1


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5 January 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

All day: Hands painting mess deck

Number on sick list 2


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6 January 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

All day: Hands painting mess decks

Number on sick list 2


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7 January 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

All day: Hands employed painting mess decks

Number sick list 1


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8 January 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.40am: Hands working on stern post shifting berth

11.25am: Ship secured

12.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 1


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9 January 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

Number on sick list 1

8.50am: Hands clearing up upper deck

11.00am: Divine Service

12.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes


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10 January 1921

[duplicate log from next logbook]

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning mess decks

1.30pm: Hands employed disembarking Petty Officers’ and Chief Petty Officers’ gear

5.00pm: RMS Darro arrived

New ships company joining ship

Paymaster’s stores and baggage being embarked

5.15pm: Working party sent to RMS Darro

Number on sick list – nil

[RMS Darro, 11,484 tons, was built in 1912 and scrapped in 1933.]


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LOG BOOK – JANUARY 11TH 1921 TO JUNE 3RD 1921


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[These pages are cover pages or blank.]

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[These pages contain information about ship, method of reporting weather and meteorological instruments.]


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11 January 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

6.45am: Cooks draw mess trays, remainder clearing up upper deck

9.00am: Captain GP Bigg-Wither re-comissioned “Dartmouth”

1.30pm: Landed watchkeeper libertymen

5.00pm: Landed libertymen

7.30pm: Landed libertymen


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12 January 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.20am: HMS Petersfield sailed

10.15am: Provisioning ship

1.30pm: Hands provisioning ship

5.00pm: Landed libertymen

  Red watch provisioning ship


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13 January 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

am: Hands provisioning ship

  1 Stoker Petty Officer discharged to hospital

1.30pm: Hands employed provisioning ship

4.30pm: Landed libertymen

5.00pm: Watch on deck prepare for coaling

11.30pm: Libertymen returned on board


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14 January 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

6.30am: Commenced coaling

7.30am: Breakfast

8.00am: Carry on coaling

Noon: Dinner

12.45pm: Carry on coaling

4.20pm: Tea

5.40pm: Finished coaling

  Clean ship

8.30pm: Landed libertymen


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15 January 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

2.00pm: All watches & daymen fall in. Read ‘Fire Stations’

2.30pm: Landed libertymen

4.40pm: Landed libertymen

8.00pm: Boys returned on board


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16 January 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

10.30am: Divine Service


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17 January 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

All day: Hands provisioning ship


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18 January 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22


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19 January 1921


Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.30am: Landed 4 cases for “Southampton”

10.05am: Detailed diving party, remainder as requisite


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20 January 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

am: Hands painting ship’s side

Lost by accident: 1 paintbrush over side


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21 January 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

am: Hands painting ship’s side & aloft

1.00pm: Commander Begg and remainder of hands of old commission left for RMS Darro

1.30pm: Quarters. Clean guns

2.30pm: Sent one cask of rum to “Darro”

4.45pm: Landed libertymen


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22 January 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

1.30pm: Landed libertymen, boys & football party

2.30pm: Took in stores

3.25pm: Landed mails for HM Ships

4.45pm: Stowing inflammable stores

5.00pm: Landed libertymen


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23 January 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.15am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

10.30am: Divine Service


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24 January 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

12.15pm: Weighed & proceeded

12.50pm: Stopped & as requisite dropped A[ssistant] H[arbour] M[aster]

2.15pm: Flores Light N49E

6.44pm: Stopped both, astern both, stopped both

6.46pm: Anchored


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25 January 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

1.30pm: Hands at Gunnery Stations as requisite

  Boys training class at cutter pulling

5.00pm: Exercised ‘Night Defence Stations’


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26 January 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

9.20am: Guns crews & control parties as requisite, remainder at parts of ship

11.30am: Lost by accident 90 lbs meat

1.30pm: Gunnery parties as requisite, remainder scraping for painting

5.51pm: Hands to Bathe


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27 January 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

am: Hands at gunnery stations as requisite


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28 January 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

8.40am: Gunnery stations & as requisite

  2 men placed under sentry’s charge

1.30pm: Hands painting booms & at gunnery drill

5.00pm: Prepare for night defence

8.10pm: Darken ship

8.20pm: Night defence stations


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29 January 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

Noon: Hands make & mend clothes

1.15pm: Seining party left ship

6.45pm: Seining party returned


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30 January 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

10.30am: Divine Service

5.20pm: Hands to bathe


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31 January 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship & shipping sub-calibre

9.23am: Weighed & proceeded

10.15am: Dropped target & carried out sub-calibre firing

  Proceeded Punta del Este anchorage

12.14pm Anchored

5.00am: Evening Quarters, read no 2 warrant, read no 1 warrant

[Punta del Este is just outside Maldonado.]



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1921


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1 February 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

9.14am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for exercises

9.15am: Stopped for defective air pump

10.05am: Proceeded, carried out sub-calibre firing

11.15am: Stopped & lowered 1st whaler & 2nd cutter as targets & picking up boat for torpedo firing

11.45am: Fired one torpedo starboard side

12.12pm: Fired one torpedo port side

12.30pm: Anchored & recovered torpedoes

2.10pm: Hands employed hoisting boats

3.15pm: Weighed and proceeded for Punta del Este anchorage

3.47pm: Anchored with port anchor in Punta del Este anchorage

8.40pm: Let go starboard anchor & set anchor watch [wind rising & squally]

9.20pm: Weighed starboard anchor, stood down anchor watch

Number on sick list 4


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2 February 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

5.50pm: Captain of Port came on board

Number on sick list 4


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3 February 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

10.10am: Guns crews to loader drill, remainder as required

4.40pm: Hands to bathe

Number on sick list 3


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4 February 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

Number on sick list 2


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5 February 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

4.05pm: “Petersfield” arrived

7.00pm; One crutch lost from whaler

10.35pm: 2 Absentees returned onboard

Number on sick list 3


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6 February 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

10.30am: Divine Service

3.15pm: Landed football party

Number on sick list 2


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7 February 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

Met - Peterfield

9.03am: Weighed & proceeded to carry out inclination exercises with “Petersfield”

  Exercised ‘Change over steering position to Lower Conning Tower’

11.45am: Finished 2nd run, steering to anchor to leeward of target.

12.05pm: Anchored

  Carried out director test with starboard guns

2.35pm: Weighed, swung ship to for port guns to carry out director test

3.25pm: Proceeded to pick up target

3.50pm: Proceeded for Punta del Este anchorage

4.20pm: Stopped & anchored in Punta del Este anchorage

Number on sick list 3


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8 February 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship & preparing for torpedo running

8.53am: Weighed & proceeded at 10 knots for long range torpedo running at “Petersfield”. Fired 2 torpedoes from starboard tube in 2 runs

11.45pm: Picked up 2nd torpedo & proceeded

12.20pm: Anchored in Punta del Este anchorage

1.52pm: Guns crews from “Petersfield” to loader

5.00pm: Racing boats crews to practice

6.30pm: Hoisted boats

Number on sick list 2


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9 February 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

9.03am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour with “Petersfield”

9.56am: Commenced sub-calibre practice run

10.00am: Target capsized

11.30am: Proceeded as requisite into harbour

12.30pm: Stop both

1.15pm: Proceed for anchorage

1.40pm: Anchored

Sick list 3


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10 February 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

9.09am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

  Carried out sub-calibre firing, “Petersfield” towing target

12.30pm: Stop both

1.40pm: Proceeded for anchorage

2.07pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 3


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11 February 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

7.00am: “Weymouth” arrived

7.10am: Officer of the Guard boarded “Weymouth”

7.30am: Officer of the Guard returned

11.00am: Three ratings left ship to join “Weymouth” - 1 CPO 2AB

5.00pm: Embarking pattern 6 target

Number on sick list 3


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12 February 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

6.15am: “Weymouth” proceeded to sea

Noon: Leave for Chief Petty Officers, Petty Officers & Leading Hands of 2 watches from 1.30pm to 6.30pm

  Football party from 3.15 to 6.30pm

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 3


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13 February 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

10.40am Divine Service

1.30pm: Leave to Chief Pos, Petty Officers & Leading Seamen till 6.30pm

3.00pm: Football party

Number on sick list 2


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14 February 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

9.05am: Weighed & proceeded with “Petersfield” for sub-calibre firing with starboard guns

11.22am: Finished firing

11.30am: Stopped both. Dinner

12.03pm: Slow ahead both. Carried out director test with starboard guns

1.20pm: Proceeded at 8 knots for “Petersfield” to carry out firing at target towed by “Dartmouth”

  Tow parted

  Took target in tow

  “Petersfield” fired 4” full calibre

  Two cell offenders released

4.00pm: “Dartmouth” carried out sub-calibre firing, throw off, at “Petersfield”

4.30pm: Hands to tea

5.10pm: Carried out director test port guns

6.30pm: Proceeded for entering harbour

7.00pm: Stopped & anchored

Number on sick list 2


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15 February 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

9.05am: Weighed & proceeded for full calibre, reduced charge throw-off firing at “Petersfield”. Hands at ‘General Quarters’, working up to 20 knots

11.55am: Secure

12.45pm: Stop both. Dinner

1.10pm: Proceeded into harbour

1.30pm: Stopped & anchored

1.40pm: Hands cleaning ship

Number on sick list 3


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16 February 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

8.10am: Set anchor watch

9.20am: Guns crew to loader drill

1.30pm: Guns crews to loader drill

9.10pm: Secure anchor watch

Number on sick list 3


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17 February 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

9.35am: Weighed & proceeded for sub-calibre practice, “Petersfield” towing pattern VI target

10.55am: Completed exercise, returned to harbour

11.30am: Stopped & anchored

Number on sick list 4


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18 February 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

9.10am: Weighed & proceeded for full calibre, reduced charge firing. “Petersfield” towing targets

10.30am: Completed firing. Proceeded to Maldonado anchorage

11.30am: Stopped & anchored

1.30pm: Hands employed in parts of ship, divers for exercise

8.10pm: Weighed & proceeded with “Petersfield” for night firing

9.30pm: Completed firing

10.15pm: Stopped & anchored in Punta del Este anchorage

Number on sick list 3


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19 February 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

7.10am: “Petersfield” weighed & proceeded for Montevideo

Noon: Leave to Chief & Petty Officers & Leading Hands

12.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 2


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20 February 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

10.30am: Divine Service

Noon: Dinner. Leave to Chief & 1st class POs & Leading hands 1.30-6.30pm

Number on sick list 3


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21 February 1921


Maldonado to Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.13am: Weighed, pointed ship, proceeded for Montevideo, course as requisite

10.00am: Dropped both life buoys for practice. Stopped, both boats

10.30am: Hoisted boats

11.20am: Fired High Angle and Pompom guns

2.12pm: Flores Light abeam 3’

3.32pm: Stopped both, pilot & Captain Taylor boarded ship

3.42pm: Proceeded as requisite for entering harbour

4.13pm: Stopped, dropped anchor, secured stern to B mole

5.35pm: Clearing ship for coaling

Number on sick list 3


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22 February 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

7.00am: Hands coal ship

Noon: Dinner

12.45pm: Hands coal ship

3.35pm: Finished coaling, received 960 tons

4.00pm: Tea

4.30pm: Clean ship

7.00pm: Leave to Red & White watches from 7.30pm till 7am

Number on sick list 5


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23 February 1921

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

Montevideo

Sick list 3


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24 February 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

am: Hands cleaning & provisioning ship

Noon: Special leave to 2 watches from 5.30pm to 8am

4.30pm: Paid monthly money

Number on sick list 2


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25 February 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

Number on sick list 3


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26 February 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.00am: Leave to Red & 1st part White watch till 8am Monday

Noon: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 3


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27 February 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.15am: Divine Service

12.30pm: Leave to cricket party till 8pm

5.00pm: Hands employed taking in stores & hoisting & securing boats

Number on sick list 4


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28 February 1921

Montevideo to Nuevo Gulf

Lat -35.31, Long -56.33

6.00am: Hands employed taking in stores & securing for sea

9.27am: Anchor aweigh, course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour

10.00am: Stopped both, dropped pilot

am: Hands employed striking down provisions

11.15am: Recalada Light Ship abeam to port

pm: Training classes to instruction

7.50pm: Medano Point abeam

Number on sick list 4



LOGS FOR MARCH 1921


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1 March 1921

Montevideo to Nuevo Gulf

Lat -39.45, Long -58.73

3.50am: Mogotes Light abeam

Number on sick list 5


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2 March 1921

Montevideo to Nuevo Gulf & Stanley

Lat -42.76, Long -63.02

12.22pm: Sighted land bearing N89W

4.50pm: Sighted “Southampton” S85W

5.40pm: Course as required for anchoring on flagship

5.57pm: Stopped both & anchored in Cracker Bay, Nuevo Gulf

7.45pm: “Southampton” left harbour

8.32pm: Weighed anchor, half ahead both

Number on sick list 6

[Baia Cracker is in Argentina at Lat -42.9, Long -64.5]


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3 March 1921

Nuevo Gulf to Stanley, Falklands

Lat -45.12, Long -62.58

Number on sick list 1


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4 March 1921

Golfo Nuevo to Stanley, Falklands

Lat -48.70, Long -60.03

Number on sick list 8


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5 March 1921

off Cape Pembroke Light

Lat -51.68, Long -57.71

4.35am: Sighted land bearing SSW

7.30am: As requisite for anchoring in Stanley Harbour

7.40am: Anchored

  One stoker discharged to prison

  5 ratings joined from prison

10.15am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 7


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6 March 1921

Stanley to Punta Arenas

Lat -52.88, Long -65.90

Number on sick list 6


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7 March 1921

Stanley to Punta Arenas

Lat -52.72, Long -70.20

1.54am: Sighted Cape Virgins Light N84W

3.12am: Sighted Dungeness Light S89W

5.08am: Sighted Cape Possession Light N82W

4.03pm: Stopped & anchored in Punta Arenas

Number on sick list 7


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8 March 1921

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

6.25am: Weighed & proceeded as required to go alongside collier “Sedgepool”

7.30am: Secured alongside “Sedgepool”

8.30am: Hands coaling ship

1.45pm: Finished coaling, received 299 tons

2.00pm: Slipped from collier

2.10pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 9

[SS Sedgepool, 6530 tons, was built in 1918 by Ropner & Sons Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees for the Ropner Line. She was torpedoed in 1940 with the loss of 3 lives.]


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9 March 1921

Punta Arenas to Coronel

Lat -53.87, Long -71.50

6.00am: Weighed

9.43am: San Isidro Light abeam

11.10am: Cape Froward

1.59pm: Altered course for anchorage in Fortescue Bay

2.07pm: Anchored

8.00pm: Cleaned fresh water tanks [written in large letters with highlight marks]

Lost overboard by neglect: 1 loose stanchion

Number on sick list 11

  Cautioned Lieutenant Cyril Francis Carpmael RN for being drunk at a public entertainment on shore at Montevideo on the night of Friday Feb. 25th 1921 [written in red & signed by Lieutenant]

  Cautioned Lieutenant William Redvers Hocking RN for acting in a manner unbecoming an officer while under the influence of intoxicating liquor at a public entertainment on shore at Montevideo on the night of February 25th 1921 [written in red & signed by Lieutenant]

[Bahia Fortescue is in Chile at Lat -53.7, Long -72

Lieutenant Cyril Francis Carpmael and Lieutenant William Redvers Hocking joined ship on 1st Dec 1920]


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10 March 1921

Punta Arenas to Coronel

Lat -53.00, Long -73.75

4.45am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for entering English Reach

5.15am: Course as requisite for passing through English & Crooked Reaches

6.57am: Up Long Reach

11.20am: Sentinel Island Light abeam1.7’

5.10pm: Evangelista Rocks abeam N48W

8.00pm: Cleaned fresh water tanks [large letters, double highlights and double underlined]

Number on sick list 9

[Isla Sentry is in Chile at Lat -52.93, Long -73.78 but I cannot find a listed lighthouse there.]


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11 March 1921

Punta Arenas to Coronel

Lat -49.88, Long -76.45

Number on sick list 8


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12 March 1921

Fortescue Bay to Coronel

Lat -45.72, Long -76.40

9.00am: Electric Lock (R) of S3 gun lost overboard by neglect

12.30pm: Hands to make & mend

10.40pm: Sighted Huafo Light bearing N68E

Number on sick list 8

[Huafo Light is indexed as Isla Guafo Lighthouse in Chile at Lat -43.57, Long 74.82.]


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13 March 1921

Fortescue Bay to Coronel

Lat -39.72, Long -74.55

10.45am: Divine Service

5.00pm: Galera Point bearing N57½E by compass

Number on sick list 8

[Punta Galera is in Chile at Lat -39.98, Long -73.72.]


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14 March 1921

Coronel

Lat -37.35, Long -73.78

1.18am: Sighted Morro de las Torrecillas Light N38E

3.00am: Patches of fog

11.45am: Course as requisite for anchoring in Coronel Bay

11.50am: Stop both & anchored

3.10pm: Shifted berth

Number on sick list 6


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15 March 1921

Coronel

Lat -37.04, Long -73.17

5.45am: Hands lower boats, prepare for coaling

10.10am: Commenced coaling

6.15am: Finished coaling for day. Taken in 231 tons

6.20am: Secure. Hands sweep down decks

Number on sick list 7


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16 March 1921

Coronel

Lat -37.04, Long -73.17

6.50am: First lighter alongside

7.00am: Hands employed coaling ship as lighters came alongside

Noon: Hands to dinner as lighters are emptied

3.30pm: Hands to tea as they finished their lighters

6.10pm: Hands to clean. Finished coaling for the day, taken in 734 tons

Number on sick list 8


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17 March 1921

Coronel to Valparaiso

Lat -36.83, Long -73.33

6.30am: Hands commenced coaling ship

8.20am: Finished coaling, received 819 tons

10.35am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite, hands employed cleaning ship

2.00pm: Divisions. Held service in commemoration of those who lost their lives in Battle of Coronel.

  Lowered wreath over side. Half masted colours

2.30pm: Re-hoisted colours

Number on sick list 8

Gear lost coaling: Patt no 3A, sacks coal, tarred – 50

Patt no 640B, shovels steel, navigators -13

[The Battle of Coronel took place on 1st Nov 1914. HMS Glasgow, part of the OW fleet, survived the carnage. The German ships involved were sunk at or after the Battle of the Falklands.]


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18 March 1921

Coronel to Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

11.50am: Sighted land NExE

1230pm: Fog density 3

2.00pm: Fired National salute to Chilean flag

2.14pm: Stop both. Fired salute 13 guns to Flag of Rear Admiral Gomez in Almirante Latorre

2.43pm: Anchored

3.00pm: Chilean Officer of the Guard boarded ship

3.30pm: His Britannic Majesty’s Consul General came aboard

  Saluted Consul General on his leaving ship with 11 guns

  Hands employed embarking stores

Number on sick list 13

[“Almirante Latorre”, 25,401 ton battleship, was launched in 1913 by Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick. She was purchased by the Admiralty on the outbreak of war and served as HMS Canada. In 1920 she was re-purchased by Chile and reverted to her original name. She was scrapped in 1959.]


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19 March 1921

Valparaiso to Punta Arenas

Lat -33,38, Long -71.92

9.00am: Weighed and pointed ship

9.15am: Proceeded, sounded Admiral's salute passing Almirante Latorre

10.03am: Curaumillas Light abeam 2’

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

11.30pm: Thick fog

Number on sick list 8

[Punta Curaumillas Light is in Chile at Lat -33.1, Long -71.74.]


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20 March 1921

Valparaiso to Punta Arenas

Lat -36.99, Long -73.87

10.30am: Halfmasted colours

11.00am: Re-hoisted colours

Number on sick list 5

[They were probably passing the site of the Battle of Coronel.]


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21 March 1921

Valparaiso to Punta Arenas

Lat -41.47, Long -75.72

Number on sick list 6


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22 March 1921

Valparaiso to Punta Arenas

Lat -45.17, Long -75.75

8.15am: Sighted Huamblin Island bearing East

10.12pm: Cape Raper Light abeam

Number on sick list 6

[Isla Huamblin is in Chile at Lat -44.85, Long -75.08

Cabo Raper Lighthouse is in Chile at Lat -46.83, Long -75.63.]


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23 March 1921

Valparaiso to Punta Arenas

Lat -48.92, Long -74.4

4.30am: Sighted land on port bow

6.50am: Course as requisite for passing through Messier Channel

Noon: Course as requisite for passing through English Narrows

12.54pm: Course for passing through Indian Reach

2.00pm: Course for passing through Escape Reach

2.20pm: Course for passing through Chasm Reach

3.00pm: Course for passing through Wide Channel

6.00pm: Altered course for anchoring in Molyneux Sound

6.20pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 6

[Canal Messier is in Chile at Lat -48.33, Long -74.55

Paso Escape is in Chile at Lat -49.47, Long -74.45

Canal Wide is in Chile at Lat -49.9, Long -74.38.]


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24 March 1921

Valparaiso to Punta Arenas

Lat -51.45, Long -74.0

5.50am: Weighed, as requisite for leaving Anchorage

7.08am: Course as requisite for passing through Canal Inocentes

8.40am: Course as requisite for passing through Guia Narrows

8.50am: Course as requisite for Sarmiento Channel

Noon: Abreast Double Point Island, Sarmiento Channel

12.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: Course as requisite for passing down Smyth Channel

4.32pm: Anchored in Isthmus Bay

Number on sick list 6

[Canal Inocentes is in Chile at Lat -50.62, Long -74.7

Isla Doble Pico is in the Sarmiento Channel at Lat -51.45, Long -74.0]


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25 March 1921

Lat -53.07, Long -73.6

[Noon position given as 3¼’ from Sentinel Light. I cannot find a lighthouse but I think that this is the right island.]

5.54am: Weighed & proceeded

6.00am: Course as requisite for proceeding through Gray Channel

7.30am: Course as requisite for proceeding through Smyth Channel

9.29am: Entered Magellan Straits

11.47am: Sentinel Light abeam 1¼’

4.05pm: Read Warrant No.7

6.32pm: Stop both. Anchored in Fortescue Bay

Number on sick list 6

[Canal Gray is in Chile at Lat -52.35, Lat -73.7

Isla Centinela is in the Magellan Straits at Lat -53.07, Long -73.7]


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26 March 1921

Valparaiso to Punta Arenas

Lat -53.42, Long -70.85

5.45am: Weighed & proceeded

9.35am: Cape San Isidro Light abeam

  80 ⅓ Cordite charges Lot N 1187 thrown overboard in accordance with Admiralty Telegram 1637/24

1.38pm: Anchored in Punta Arenas Roads

1.45pm: British Vice Consul boarded

  Leave to White Watch 2-6.15pm

4.10pm: Hands to tea

Number on sick list 7


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27 March 1921

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

8.35am: Landed football party

10.30am: Divine Service

1.30pm: Leave to Blue Watch & all boys till 6.15pm

Number on sick list 6


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28 March 1921

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

6.15am: Weighed & proceeded alongside hulk (Thorndale)

8.00am: Hands coal ship

Noon: Dinner

12.40pm: Fall in for coaling

2.00-3.00pm: Secured with new & extra bow wires & springs as some of original hemps & wires parted

4.00pm: Tea

4.45pm: Carry on coaling

7.10pm: Supper

7.40pm: Carry on coaling

9.00pm: Cease coaling, taken in 474 tons

Number on sick list 5


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29 March 1921

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

5.20am: Hands coal ship

8.00am: Breakfast

8.35am: Carry on coaling

Noon: Dinner

12.35pm: Carry on coaling

4.00pm: Tea

4.35pm: Carry on coaling

6.00pm: Completed coaling. Took in 903 tons

6.22pm: Slipped from collier & proceeded as requisite for anchoring in Punta Arenas Roads

6.57pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 10


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30 March 1921

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

12.30pm: Gave leave to Red Watch 4.45pm – 11pm

  Gave leave to Blue Watch 7.00pm – 11pm

  Gave leave to Concert Party 3.15pm – 11pm

3.00pm: Governor of Punta Arenas and Captain of Port paid official calls

3.15pm: Fired 11 gun salute on departure of Captain of Port, Commodore Chilean Navy

4.15pm: Fired 15 gun Salute on departure of Governor of Punta Arenas

Number on sick list 10


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31 March 1921

Punta Arenas to Montevideo

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

12.30am: Libertymen returned on board

  Concert party returned on board

8.45am: 1 boat hook lost by accident

9.30am: Hands securing ship for sea

  Seamanship training class to instruction

11.32am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Punta Arenas Roads

1.13pm: Santa Magdalena Light abeam

  Hands make & mend clothes

6.15pm: Delgada Point abeam

7.44pm: Sighted Dungeness Light N47E

7.50pm: Sighted Virgins Light N65E

8.00pm: Cape Posession Light abeam

Number on sick list 7



LOGS FOR APRIL 1921


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1 April 1921

Punta Arenas to Montevideo

Lat -50.12, Long -66.20

Number on sick list 6


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2 April 1921

Punta Arenas to Montevideo

Lat -46.18, Long -63.33

12.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 6


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3 April 1921

Punta Arenas to Montevideo

Lat -42.85, Long -60.48

Number on sick list 7


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4 April 1921

Punta Arenas to Montevideo

Lat -38.62, Long -57.47

1.00pm: Sighted land N40W

1.12pm: Sighted Point Mogotes Light House N28W

1.30pm: Exercised ‘Tow aft’, read stations for providing hawsers

9.05pm: Sighted Medano Light N45W

Number on sick list 7


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5 April 1921

Montevideo

Lat -35.45, Long -56.20

2.39am: Cape San Antonio Light abeam

9.36am: Recalada Light Vessel abeam to starboard

10.42am: Whistle buoy abeam

  As requisite for proceeding up dredged channel

10.52am: Captain Taylor, Uruguayan Navy, and pilot boarded

11.18am: Fired National salute 21 guns

11.30am: Anchored, engines as requisite for making fast stern to B mole

12.40pm: Secured with stern to B mole, hands to dinner

2.15pm: Hands fall in, told off for completing securing ship

2.20pm: Pampero from SSW. Ship swung beam on and dragged her anchor

  Raising steam, pilot came aboard

4.30pm: Weighed & slipped aft

5.00pm: Let go port anchor, veered as requisite for tug to haul bows to starboard

  Working engines as requisite to bring stern to B mole for securing

7.20pm: Ship secured to B mole, leave to Blue & White watches till 8am

Number on sick list 6

[The Pampero is a burst of cold polar wind.]


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6 April 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.40am: Hands employed taking in stores & as requisite

10.00am: Uruguayan Officer of the Guard came aboard

11.00am: Sent Officer of Guard to Uruguayan cruiser “Uruguay”

1.00pm: Leave to 2 watches till 8am

1.30pm: Hands employed embarking stores

6.45pm: Completed provisioning ship

Number on sick list 7


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7 April 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

5.45am: Oil lighter shoved off

6.00am: Hands employed stowing stores

1100am: Director of Uruguayan Navy and Captain of Uruguayan ship "Uruguay" paid official call

Noon: Leave to Red & White watches from 4.45pm till 11pm

1.30pm: Hands employed preparing for coaling & provisioning ship

Number on sick list 5


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8 April 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

6.35am: Commenced coaling

3.10pm: Completed coaling, taken in 950 tons

  Leave to Blue watch 4.45pm till 8am

  Leave to White watch 8pm till 8am

Number on sick list 5


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9 April 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

10.40am: Hands employed loading canteen stores

11.30am: Two ratings joined ship from hospital

1.00pm: Leave to Red & Blue watches from 1.15pm till 8am Sunday

  Leave to boys, 1.15pm till 8pm

1.30pm: White watch employed stowing canteen stores

Number on sick list 6


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10 April 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

9.45am: Roman Catholics returned on board

1.00pm: Hands make & mend

5.00pm: Slipped from B mole

5.35pm: Starboard anchor aweigh, foul anchor

5.45pm: Dropped starboard anchor in outer harbour to clear foul anchor

5.50pm: Weighed & proceeded

6.13pm: Stopped. Captain Taylor, Uruguayan Navy, left ship

8.00pm: Course as requisite for buoyed channel to Buenos Aires

Number on sick list 6


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11 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

2.45am: Banco Chico Whistle buoy abeam

5.50am: Hauled out to starboard, stop both & anchored

8.25am: Pilot came on board

8.38am: Weighed, course & speed as required for buoyed channel to Buenos Aires

11.05am: Passed hawsers to “Southampton”

11.14am: Let go Starboard anchor

11.30am: Secured bow & stern alongside "Southhampton"

11.35am: Officer of guard (Argentina) came onboard

2.00pm: Sent Officer of the Guard to Captain of Zone

3.20pm: Officer of the Guard returned on board

4.30pm: Leave to 2 watches from 6pm to 7am Tuesday

5.00pm: Paid Quarterly Settlement

Number on sick list 8


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12 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

am: Hands painting ship

12.30pm: Leave to Red & Blue watches 4.45pm to 7am

pm: Hands painting ship

3.00pm: Captain of Zone paid official call

Number on sick list 9


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13 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

8.00am: Hands employed painting ship & moving stores

10.00am: Chief of Staff of Minister of Marines paid official call

Noon: Leave to Red & White watches 4.45pm to 7am

1.15pm: Hands painting ship & as requisite

5.05pm: Blue watch stowing stores

Number on sick list 11


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14 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 5


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15 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

9.20am: Up all bags, clear up mess decks

11.00am: Dinner

Noon: Ship’s company of “Dartmouth” and “Southampton” turned over to “Southampton” & “Dartmouth” respectively

1.30pm: Hands employed cleaning upper deck

3.30pm: Read ‘Fire Stations’

5.00pm: Leave to watch below till 7am

  Leave to part of watch till 11pm

Number on sick list 2

    Following officers discharged to HMS Southampton

    Commander CHB Gowan

    Lieutenant HLI Kirkpatrck

    Lieutenant HF Weight

    Lieutenant CF Cartmael

    Lieutenant CS Britton

    Lieutenant WR Hocking

    Reverend EH Griffiths

    Mr F Deacon – Gunner

    Mr HER Palmer – Gunner Torpedo

    Mr EA Morris – Warrant Shipwright

    Mr SJ Todd – Warrant Engineer

Following officers joined HMS Dartmouth

    Commander JAA Morris

    Lieutenant Commander HM Harwood

    Lieutenant Commander GR Harden

    Lieutenant AML Terry DSC

    Lieutenant HAC Lane

    Lieutenant JS Horne

    Mr FS Coughan – Gunner

    Mr H Mould – Gunner Torpedo

    Mr AT Germaney – Warrant Shipwright

    Mr FT Farmer – Warrant Engineer

    Paymaster Lieutenant P Kreis RN

    Paymaster Midshipman C Lee RN


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16 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

am: Hands cleaning ship & as requisite

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

1.30pm: Leave to starboard watch from 1.30pm till 7am

  Leave to part of port watch from 4.45pm till 11pm

Number on sick list 6


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17 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

9.30am: Landed Church of England church party

12.15pm: Church parties returned on board

Number on sick list 6

[Local leave continues.]


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18 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -58.33

8.00am: Rear Admiral AT Hunt hoisted his Flag in HMS Dartmouth

  Lieutenant Commander L Blackler & Lieutenant JH Edelston joined ship from HMS Southampton

10.00am: Hands embarking provisions & preparing for sea

12.55pm: Slipped from “Southampton” and proceeded out of New Port, course as requisite down dredged channel

2.50pm: Dropped pilot

4.00pm: Evening Quarters, exercised ‘Fire Stations’

Number on sick list 5


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19 April 1921

Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -34.62, Long -53.95

2.00am: English Bank Light Vessel abeam 2’

4.34am: Sighted Lobos Island Light N74E

5.00am: Punta Negra Light abeam

8.30am: San Jose abeam

10.45am: Cape Santa Maria 4 points on bow

1.29pm: Cape Polonio abeam 5’

5.45pm: Sighted Chui Light N45W

9.56pm: Sighted light flashes on Juan Maria bearing N41W

Number on sick list 9

[Chui Lighthouse is in Brazil at Lat -33.74, Long -53.73]


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20 April 1921

Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -31.55, Long -50.85

4.00pm: Evening Quarters, exercised ‘Abandon Ship’ stations

11.40pm: Altered course to avoid steamship

11.55pm: Resumed course

Number on sick list 8


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21 April 1921

Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -28.08, Long -48.07

5.45am: Sighted Santa Maria Grande Light

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening Quarters, exercised ‘Collision stations’

Number on sick list 8


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22 April 1921

Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -24.93, Long -44.90

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised ‘General Quarters’

Number on sick list 5


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23 April 1921

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.90, Long -43.17

2.30am: Raza Island Light N49E

5.30am: Force as requisite for entering harbour

6.45am: Fort Santa Cruz abeam to starboard

7.00am: Stopped & anchored

8.00am: Fired national salute of 21 guns

10.30am: Brazilian Officer of Guard came aboard

11.30am: His Britannic Majesty’s Consul General came onboard

12.45pm: Saluted Consul General with 11 guns on his leaving the ship

2.30pm: Leave to Port watch till 7am

Number on sick list 7


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24 April 1921

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.90, Long -43.17

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

10.20am: Divine Service

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 9pm

Number on sick list 7


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25 April 1921

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.90, Long -43.17

6.00am: 1st lighters alongside

6.35am: Commenced coaling

7.30am: Breakfast

8.30am: Carry on coaling

12.30pm: Finished coaling, taken in 625 tons

  Hands cleaning ship

6.00pm: Hoisting boats & preparing for sea

Number on sick list 6


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26 April 1921

Rio de Janeiro to Pernambuco

Lat -23.03, Long -41.95

5.20am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

8.09am: Negra Point abeam 6’

11.43am: Cape Frio abeam 4.1’

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

6.05pm: Cape St Thomas Light N3E

Number on sick list 6


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27 April 1921

Rio de Janeiro to Pernambuco

Lat -19.77, Long -39.32

7.40pm: Sighted glare of Abrolhos Rocks Light N3½W

Number on sick list 6


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28 April 1921

Rio de Janeiro to Pernambuco

Lat -15.22, Long -37.35

5.30am: Altered course to avoid steamer

5.45am: Resumed course

9.30am: Divisions. Inspected arms. Prayers

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Quarters. Exercised ‘Out fire engines’, Exercised ‘Out kedge anchor’

Number on sick list 8


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29 April 1921

Rio de Janeiro to Pernambuco

Lat -11.18, Long -35.67

pm: Hands employed re-stowing provisions

Number on sick list 5


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30 April 1921

Pernambuco

Lat -8.05, Long -34.86

1.15am: Sighted Tamandare Light N18W

2.30am: Sighted Cape Saint Agostinho Light N11E

8.00am: Pilot came aboard, shaped course for Pernambuco harbour

8.22am: Anchored

2.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 10.30pm, Chief Petty Officers & Petty Officers till 11pm

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 5

[Tamandare Light is in Brazil at Lat -8.76, Long -35.1.]



LOGS FOR MAY 1921


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1 May 1921

Pernambuco

Lat -8.05, Long -34.86

10.40am: Hands prepared for coaling

1.30pm: Leave to Port watch till 7.30pm

4.00pm: Coal lighters secured alongside

Number on sick list 6


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2 May 1921

Pernambuco

Lat -8.05, Long -34.86

4.05am: Commenced coaling

Noon: Dinner

12.30pm: Hands coal ship

4.45pm: Completed coaling, received 482 tons

6.00pm: Hands cleaning ship & hoisting boats

6.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 10.30pm, Chief Petty Officers & Petty Officers till 11pm

Number on sick list 4


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3 May 1921

Pernambuco to St Vincent

Lat -7.67, Long -34.58

8.15am: Slipped from breakwater, weighed anchors & proceeded

8.45am: Dropped pilot

8.55am: RN "Roma" saluted flag 13 guns. Returned salute 13 guns

Number on sick list 6


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4 May 1921

Pernambuco to St Vincent

Lat -3.57, Long -32.72

1.20am: Spoke SS Trevince

9.28am: Sighted Fernando Noronha Peak E

Number on sick list 5

[SS Trevince, 7280 tons, was built in 1907 by John Readhead & Sons, South Shields for the Hain Line.

Fernando Noronha is the main island of an archipelago off the Brazilian coast at Lat -3.85, Long -32.42.]


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5 May 1921

Pernambuco to St Vincent

Lat 0.78, Long -30.87

8.30am: Spoke SS Demerara

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Commander in Chief inspected ship

pm: Hands make & mend ship

4.00pm: Evening Quarters, read warrants nos 12, 13

Number on sick list 4

[SS Demerara, 11,484 tons, was built in 1911 by Harland & Wolff, Belfast & operated by Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. She was scrapped in 1933.]


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6 May 1921

Pernambuco to St Vincent

Lat 4.72, Long -29.27

am: Hands cleaning spirit room & store rooms

pm: Hands cleaning store rooms

Number on sick list 4


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7 May 1921

Pernambuco to St Vincent, Cape Verde

Lat 8.75, Long -28.30

Number on sick list 6


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8 May 1921

Pernambuco to St Vincent, Cape Verde

Lat 12.68, Long -26.97

9.30am: Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 8


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9 May 1921

Pernambuco to St Vincent, Cape Verde

Lat 16.47, Long -25.33

3.20am: Spoke RMSP Arlanza

9.35am: Sighted San Antonio Island S29E

10.00am: Burnt 6 ’Type F’ smoke floats for instruction

3.35pm: Fired national salute 21 guns. Fort returned same

3.45pm: Stopped & anchored

  Portuguese sloop fired salute 13 guns. Returned salute 13 guns

5.00pm: Officer of the Guard from Portuguese sloop “Bengo” paid official visit

Sent Officer of the Guard to “Bengo”

6.00pm: Captain of Port and Captain of Bengo paid official visit

Number on sick list 9

[“Bengo”, 492 tons was built in 1917.]


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10 May 1921

St Vincent, Cape Verde

Lat 16.80, Long -25.00

9.30am: Captain returned official visit to Captain of Port and Captain of “Bengo”

10.30am: Administrator paid official visit

11.00am: Admiral and Captain paid official visit to Administrator

Number on sick list 7


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11 May 1921

St Vincent, Cape Verde

Lat 16.80, Long -25.00

5.00am: Hands employed lowering boats

5.20am: Anchor aweigh, engines as requisite for shifting berth

5.42am: Anchored, lighters came alongside

6.30am: Commenced coaling

4.10pm: Finished coaling, received 590 tons

6.30pm: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

Number on sick list 6


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12 May 1921

St Vincent, Cape Verde to Gibraltar

Lat 19.28, Long -23.00

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 8


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13 May 1921

St Vincent, Cape Verde to Gibraltar

Lat 22.58, Long -20.10

10.00am: Exercised seamen small arm companies

10.00am: Shifted to lower conning tower steering

4.00pm: Shifted back to bridge steering positions

4.10pm: Spread Quarter Deck awnings

Number on sick list 6


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14 May 1921

St Vincent, Cape Verde to Gibraltar

Lat 25.97, Long -16.87

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 9


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15 May 1921

St Vincent, Cape Verde to Gibraltar

Lat 29.33, Long -13.62

2.50am: Sighted Jandia Point Light N85E

10.00am: Held Divine Service

6.15pm: Furled Quarter Deck awnings

Number on sick list 6

[Punta Jandia Lighthouse is on Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands at Lat -22.07, Long -15.51]


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16 May 1921

St Vincent, Cape Verde to Gibraltar

Lat 32.50, Long -10.10

7.45pm: Sighted Mazagham Light S 38E

Number on sick list 6

[Mazagham may be Mazagam in Morocco at Lat 33.25, Long -8.5 but there is no current lighthouse listed there.]


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17 May 1921

St Vincent, Cape Verde to Gibraltar

Lat 35.75, Long -6.07

2.30pm: Course as requisite for entering Gibraltar harbour

3.15pm: Stopped both & secured alongside South Mole

4.00pm: Leave to Port watch till 9pm

Number on sick list 7


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18 May 1921

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

6.00am: Commenced coaling

8.30am: Lighters came alongside port side

5.10pm: Finished coaling, received 666 tons

7.30pm: Leave till 7am to Starboard watch

Number on sick list 7


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19 May 1921

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

8.40am: Oiler “Elmoth” secured alongside

Noon: Oiler slipped

4.30pm: Leave to Port watch till 7am

Number on sick list 4


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20 May 1921

Gibraltar to Plymouth

Lat 36.03, Long -5.38

11.00am: Slipped from South Mole & proceeded out of harbour

Number on sick list 4


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21 May 1921

Gibraltar to Plymouth

Lat 38.27, Long -9.40

2.35am: Sighted Cape CarvoeiroLight N23E

4.00am: Sighted Cape St Vincent Light

11.25am: Sighted Cape Espichel Light House N40E

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.42pm: Cape Roca abeam 1½’

8.00pm: Spoke SS Bastia [?]

10.17pm: Altered course to avoid steamer

10.22pm: Resumed course

Number on sick list 8

[Cabo Carvoeiro Lighthouse is in Portugal at Lat 39.37, Long -9.4

Cabo de Sao Vicente Lighthouse is in Portugal at Lat 37.02, Long -9.0

Cabo de Espichel Lighthouse is in Portugal at Lat 38.42, Long -9.22

Cabo da Roca is in Portugal at Lat 38.78, Long -9.5.]


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22 May 1921

Gibraltar to Plymouth

Lat 42.83, Long -9.40

10.00am: Held Divine Service

11.45am: Sighted Cape Finisterre on starboard bow

1.00pm: Sight Cape Torinana Lighthouse N79E

1.52pm: Cape Villano abeam 2¾’

Number on sick list 8

[Cabo Finisterre is in Spain at Lat 42.88, Long -9.27

Cabo Torinana Lighthouse is in Spain at Lat 43.05, Long -9.3

Cabo Villano Lighthouse is in Spain at Lat 43.17, Long -9.22.]


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23 May 1921

Gibraltar to Plymouth

Lat 46.92, Long -6.68

3.20am: Spoke SS Merope

am: Hands employed getting up oil drums

8.46pm: Ushant Light S56E

Number on sick list 7

[SS Merope, 1162 tons, was built in 1918 for the Dutch company KNSM. She was torpedoed in 1943 with the loss of 10 lives.]


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24 May 1921

Gibraltar to Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

2.17am: Sighted Lizard Light N5W

5.06am: Sighted Eddystone Light

7.20am: Stopped & picked up pilot

7.55am: Stopped, Officer of the Guard boarded & made fast alongside no 7 jetty, Keyham Dockyard

9.30am: Read Warrants nos 10 and 11

9.45am: Discharged 2 stoker prisoners to Barracks

10.30am: Admiral & Captain paid official visit to Commander-in-Chief, Devonport

1.00pm: Discharged 5 ratings to RN Hospital, Stonehouse

2.30pm: Commander in Chief Devonport Admiral and Captain paid official visit

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 7am, 1st part Port watch till 11pm

9.10pm: Struck Flag of Commander-in-Chief, South America

Number on sick list 11

[Lizard Point Lighthouse is in England at Lat 49.97, Long -5.2

Eddystone Rocks Lighthouse is in Scotland at Lat 50.18, Long -4.27.]


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25 May 1921

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

4.30am: Hands getting up ammunition & cleaning cable lockers

8.00am: Ammunition lighters alongside

9.15am: 1 Chief Engine Room Artificer & 4 Stoker Petty Officers joined ship

10.00am: 1 Rating discharged to Barracks

  1 RMLI discharged to Royal Marine Barracks

  6 Ratings discharged

1.00pm: Hands employed disembarking ammunition

6.00pm: 1 Rating discharged

Number on sick list 7

[Local leave continues.]


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26 May 1921

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

am: Torpedo party returning torpedoes, party returning paravanes, hands painting out cable lockers

Number on sick list 6


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27 May 1921

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

2.30am: Hailed guardboat

am: Hands disembarking provisions

  Returned charts & chronometers to Chart depot

pm: Hands cleaning provision room

Number on sick list 3


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28 May 1921

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

2.00am: Hailed guardboat

8.30am: Discharged 1 Bandmaster & 15 Musicians to Eastney Barracks

1.00pm: Leave to watch till 7am Monday

  Leave to part of watch on deck till 11pm Saturday

5.00pm: Exercised Fire Stations

Number on sick list 2


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29 May 1921

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

4.00am: Hailed guardboat

8.45am: Roman Catholic church party landed

10.00am: Wesleyans & Presbyterians landed

1.00pm: Leave to part of watch till 11.30pm

Number on sick list 1


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30 May 1921

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

am: Hands painting bilges & hold & as requisite

4.00pm: Read warrant no 14

Number on sick list 3


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31 May 1921

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

12.50am: Hailed guardboat

12.30pm: Ship shifted to North Arm, Prince of Wales basin

1.30pm: Ship secure alongside North Arm

Number on sick list 2



LOGS FOR JUNE 1921


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1 June 1921

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

Number on sick list 1

[Local leave continues.]


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2 June 1921

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

2.00pm: Rear Admiral Commanding Reserve inspected ship

3.30pm: Paid money and Naval Savings Bank accounts

Number on sick list 1


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3 June 1921

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.00am: Hands getting up chests & gear

10.15am: Special Train left with draft

10.15am: Ship paid off into Reserve

Number on sick list - nil

[Log signed off by Captain OR Bigg-Wither & Lieutenant-Commander J Harden.]


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