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Light cruiser, Chatham-class

Ex-2nd-class cruiser, Pendant Nos 89 (1914), 9A (1.18), 35 (4.18). Launched 16.5.12 John Brown. 5,400 tons, 458(oa), 430(pp)x49x16ft. Turbine 25000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 8-6in, 1-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 2in deck. Complement: 380. 1st LCS Grand Fleet 1914-15, 2nd LCS 1915-18, 3rd LCS 1918. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 13.7.26 Ward, Pembroke Dock. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Built by John Brown, laid 6/4/11, launched 16/5/12, completed 11/12, sold for BU 7/26. Attached to 1st BS from February 1913. Flagship Commodore 1st LCS, Home Fleet July 1913-1915 (lost I man killed in boiler explosion at Govan in September 1913). Part of British squadron which visited Kiel in June 1914; fought at Heligoland Bight and Dogger Bank. Led 2nd LCS from February 1915 to 1917, including action at Jutland, where she sank the German torpedo boat S 35 and torpedoed and sank the cruiser Frauenlob, and sustained severe damage in night action. 8th LCS 1917-19. Flagship 7th LCS, South America May 1919-1920, then refitted at Cape 1920-21. 4th LCS, East Indies September 1921-1924. Joined Material Reserve at Nore in August 1924 and put on sales list in August 1925, before being sold in 1926. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21)

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

Notes:

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

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

THE VOYAGES OF HMS SOUTHAMPTON 1919-1924
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

JP map overview

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

LOG BOOK – FEBRUARY 1st 1919 TO JANUARY 22nd 1920


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HMS Southampton

1st Feb 1919 to 22nd Jan 1920

Tonnage 5400

Length 456’ 6”

Breadth 43’ 0”

Engines:

John Brown & Co, Clydebank

SHP 25,000

Brown Curtiss Turbines

Fixed on board 1912

Boilers: John Brown & Co, Clydebank

Put in vessel 1912

Commander: Captain TJ Hallet


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[Sketches of internal ship layout.]


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[Details of weather and sea reporting codes.]


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Establishment of ship’s company

Officers 23

Seamen 132

Boys 21

Marines 46

Engine Room 180

Other non-executive ratings 47


Barometer

Mercurial, A512 Kew Rall (AM759 21/6/19)

Height of cistern above sea 15 ft

Error of mercurial barometer ±0.3mb


Thermometer for Air Temperature

Position: Forebridge

In screen: yes

Maker:

Negretti & Zambra from 1st Feb 1919

AM 28

AM 29

Thermometer for Sea Temperature

Maker: Harper from 1st Feb 1919


Position of Standard Compass

Upper bridge


Armament:

[List of guns with positions and mountings including abbreviations which are difficult to read and transcribe]


Torpedoes

2 tubes – REF design


Boats

1 35’ Motor Boat

1 35’ Steam cutter

1 34’ Sailing cutter

1 30’ Sailing cutter

2 27’ Whalers

1 30’ Gig

2 16’ Skiffs

1 10’ Balsa raft



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1919


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1 February 1919

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

At single anchor in B9 Berth

8.25am: Collier "Ashtree” secured alongside

8.55am: Commenced coaling

9.00am: Oiler “Driscoll” secured alongside

2.00pm: Finished coaling, cleaned ship

Gave leave to Red watch & 1st part of Blue watch

Number on sick list - zero


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2 February 1919

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

11.00am: Gave leave to White watch & 1st part of Red

3.50pm: HMS Penelope sailed

Number on sick list – zero


[HMS Penelope was a cruiser, 3500 tons, launched in 1914 by Vickers. She was sold in 1924.]


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3 February 1919

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

8.00am: Ammunition lighters secured alongside

Ammunitioning ship

2.00pm: Gave leave to Blue watch & 2nd part of White watch

Number on sick list - zero


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4 February 1919

Rosyth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

8.00am: Landed Dockyard Stores Party

Hands employed stowing ammunition & as requisite

10.25am: Sailed 1st Battle Squadron

1.05am: Provision lighter secured alongside

Provisioning ship

Number on sick list 1


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5 February 1919

Rosyth to Portsmouth

Lat 56.0, Long -3.4

10.00am: Hands preparing for sea

12.30pm: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

2.00pm: Swung ship for deviation

3.50pm: Proceeded to sea, get out paravanes

5.35pm: May Island abeam (1½’ North) [Lat 56.2, Long -2.55]

6.15pm: Altered course to Port to avoid trawlers

6.39pm: St Abbs Head Light abeam [Lat 55.9, Long -2.1]

8.36pm: Longstone Light abeam [Lat 55.6, Long -1.6]

9.10pm: Sighted Light Vessel S30E

9.54pm: Newcastle Light Vessel abeam

Number on sick list 1


[Isle of May is about 5 miles offshore in the northern part of the Firth of Forth. It is a National Nature Reserve.

St Abbs Head is a rocky promontory near the village of St Abbs in Berwickshire. It is a National Nature Reserve administered by the National Trust for Scotland.

Longstone Light House is on the Outer Farne Islands in Northumberland. It is famous because Grace Darling, daughter of the lighthouse keeper played a prominent role in the rescue of the crew of the Forfarshire in 1838.]


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6 February 1919

Rosyth to Portsmouth

Lat 52.9, Long 1.7
4.52am: Sighted Light buoy bearing South

7.30am: Sighted Spurn Point Light [Lat 53.6, Long 0.1]

11.35am: Hasborough Light Vessel abeam

12.19pm: Would Light Vessel abeam

2.00pm: Lowestoft Light abeam [Lat 52.5, Long 1.8]

Course as requisite to follow War Channel through Black Deep [Lat 51.6, Long 1.4] and the Downs

8.25pm: South Goodwin Light Vessel abeam [Lat 51.3, Long 1.5]

9.51pm: Dungeness abeam [Lat 50.9, Long 1.0]

11.29pm: Royal Sovereign Light Vessel abeam [Lat 50.7, Long 0.4]

Number on sick list 2


[Spurn Point projects into the Humber Estuary and is an unstable area of sand and shingle shoals. The first lighthouse was recorded in 1427. A series of structures replaced it until the present one was constructed in 1895. It was closed in 1986 and replaced by a fixed green light on the very tip of the point.

Hasborough lightvessel was officially listed as Haisbro Light vessel and was in place from 1832 to 1988 at Lat 53.0, Long 1.6.

Would was in place from 1880 to 1927 at Lat 52.8, Long 1.8.

The first lighthouse at Lowestoft was built in 1609 and the present one dates from 1874.

Black Deep is still a commercial shipping route and is routinely re-surveyed every 12 years and checked every 6 because of movements of nearby sands.

The South Goodwin Light Vessel marked a dangerous shoal at Lat 51.3, Long 1.5. The vessel broke her moorings in a storm on 28th Nov 1954 and capsized on the shoal with the loss of all 7 crew. A Ministry of Agriculture scientist, who was aboard, survived after some hours clinging to the hull.

The Royal Sovereign Light Vessel was moored on the Royal Sovereign Shoal, 7 miles from Bexhill and 11 from Eastbourne, in 1875. It was replaced by a light tower in 1971.

Thanks to Trinity House for help locating some of these vessels]


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7 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

12.15am: Beachy Head Light abeam

3.22am: Owers Light Vessel abeam 2 cables

Course as requisite for Spithead

4.00am: Speed 8 knots, ‘In Paravanes’

4.40am: Anchored at Spithead

6.50am: Weighed & proceeded to Portsmouth Harbour

9.45am: Secured alongside “Cleopatra” at Fountain Lake Jetty West

Number on sick list 13


[Beachy Head is close to Eastbourne at Lat 50.7, Long 0.25

Owers Bank is off Selsy Bill at the approximate position of Lat 50.7, Long 0.8

Spithead is an area of the Solent, the channel between the Isle of Wight and the mainland, opposite Portsmouth.

HMS Cleopatra, a 3750 ton cruiser, was launched in 1915 at the Devonport Dockyard. In 1916 she rammed and sank the German destroyer G194. She survived the war and was sold in 1931.]


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8 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

11.45pm: Hailed guard boat

Number on sick list 5


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9 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list 3


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10 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Hands painting ship

Number on sick list 4


[The Captain has a well established local leave rota.]


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11 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Hands painting ship

Number on sick list 1


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12 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

1.00pm: Discharged Warrant Shipwright Gould to hospital

Number on sick list 1


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13 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

6.30am: Hands employed getting up cordite

7.35am: Ammunition lighter secured alongside

Hands employed disembarking cordite

Number on sick list 1


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14 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list 1


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15 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 1


[Nothing much seems to be happening, not even training.]


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16 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list 2


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17 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

8.00am: Read warrant No. 306

10.30am: Mayor of Southampton visited ship

1.00pm: Gave 10 days leave to 1st part of Port Watch

Number on Sick List 1


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18 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

9.00am: Hands employed returning stores & as requisite

11.00am: Discharged Engineering Lieutenant McIvor to hospital

Number on sick list – zero


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19 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list - zero


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20 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

10.00am: Hands employed returning stores & as requisite

Number on sick list – zero


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21 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list – zero


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22 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

1.30pm: Gave leave to part of watch until 7am Monday

Number on sick list 1


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23 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

9.30am: Landed Dockyard party

Number on sick list – zero


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24 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

11.00am: Commenced refit

4.00pm: Read warrant no 307

Number on sick list - zero


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25 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Hands employed refitting

Number on sick list - zero


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26 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Hands employed refitting

Number on sick list - zero


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27 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

1.45pm: Slipped and warped into No 3 Basin

Number on sick list – zero


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28 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Still refitting

Number on sick list – zero



LOGS FOR MARCH 1919


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1 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

9.45am: Slipped and warped alongside “Australia”

11.0am: Warped alongside “Caradoc”

Number on sick list – zero


[HMAS Australia, an 18,800 ton cruiser, was launched in 1911 at John Brown’s yard in Clydebank. She was scuttled off Sydney Heads in 1924.

HMS Caradoc, a 4190 ton cruiser, was launched in 1916 at Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co, Greenock. She was sold in 1946.]


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2 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

10.30am: Landed Church Party

Number on sick list - zero


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3 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Refitting continues

Number on sick list - zero


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4 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list - zero


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5 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

3.00pm: Shifted berth alongside “Australia”

4.00pm: Shifted to no 6 berth

5.00pm: Commander Morris & Lieutenant Terry joined

Number on sick list - zero


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6 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Still refitting

Number on sick list - zero


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7 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list - zero


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8 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

1.00pm: Weekend leave to 1st part of Port Watch.

Usual night leave to 2nd part

Number on sick leave - zero


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9 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

8.30am: Broke flag of Rear Admiral AT Hunt CB CSI

Number on sick leave – zero


[Admiral Sir Allen Thomas Hunt (1866 to 1943) was made a Companion of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India (CSI) in 1911 and Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1918. This day, 9th March, was the day of his appointment as Commander in Chief of the South America Station. He became a Knight of the Bath and retired in 1924.]


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10 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

8.00am: 20 men from Royal Naval Barracks for working party arrived

12.45pm: Two ratings joined ship from HS Chatham

Number on sick list – zero


[HMS Chatham was a cruiser of 5400 tons, launched in 1911 at Chatham Dockyard. She was lent to the Royal New Zealand Navy in 1920 and in 1922 the crew donated a trophy to the New Zealand Football Association. The trophy became the Chatham Cup, the equivalent to the FA Cup in England. “Chatham” was sold in 1926. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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11 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

8.00am: Hands from barracks arrived

Number on sick list – zero


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12 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

8.00am: Hands from Royal Naval Barracks arrived on board

Number on sick list – zero


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13 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

8.00am: Hands from barracks employed

Number on sick list – zero


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14 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

8.00am: Hands from Barracks arrived

Number on sick list – zero


[Refitting continues with a leave rota for the crew.]


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15 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list – zero


[Once the ship had been cleaned the crew seem to have local leave with just a skeleton crew aboard.]


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16 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

10.00am: Dockyard Church Party

Number on sick list - zero


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17 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list – zero


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18 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

8.00am: Hands from RN Barracks employed

Number on sick list – zero


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19 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

8.00am: Hands from RN Barracks employed

Number on sick list – zero


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20 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

8.00am: Hands from RN Barracks employed

4.00pm: Exercised Fire Quarters

Number on sick list - zero


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21 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

10.00am: Lieutenant Lane joined ship

Number on sick list – zero


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22 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

7.50am: Royal Naval Barracks working party employed as usual

Number on sick list – zero


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23 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list - zero


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24 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship & getting in stores

4.00pm: Exercised Fire Quarters

Number on sick list – zero


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25 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

11.20am: Read warrant no 308

Number on sick list – zero


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26 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

1.15pm: Hands & working party from RN Barracks employed

Read Warrant No. 309

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 310

5.00pm: Exercised Fire Stations

Number on sick list – zero


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27 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

8.00am: RN Barrack party arrived

9.35am: Marines to barracks to draw effects

Number on sick list – zero


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28 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list – zero


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29 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

3.00pm: Lieutenant Delap joined ship

Number on sick list – zero


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30 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Noon: Barometer unshipped as required in dockyard

Number on sick list - zero


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31 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

8.00am: RN Barracks party arrived

Number on sick list 0

The log was signed by IJ Hallett, Captain


[Usually there is a sequence of log pages and covers at the end of a month but not here.]



LOGS FOR APRIL 1919


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1 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list – zero


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2 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

9.00am: One marine discharged to Barracks, Plymouth

Number on sick list – zero


[Refitting continues. The crew are still getting local and weekend leave.]


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3 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list – zero


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4 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

10.25am: Provision lighter alongside

Number on sick list – zero


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5 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

3.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list - zero


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6 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

10.10am: Church parties

Number on sick list – zero


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7 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list - zero


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8 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list – zero


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9 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list 1


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10 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list 2


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11 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

12.30pm: Mr. Billett Midshipman Royal Naval Reserve discharged to leave.

4.00pm: Ship shifted to No 12 dock

Number on sick list 3


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12 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

10.00am: Mr. Green D.S.C., mate, RN joined ship

1.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 3


[The Distinguished Service Cross was awarded to Naval Officers (commissioned & warrant) below the rank of Commander for ‘gallantry during active operations against the enemy at sea’]


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13 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

10.00am: Landed Church Parties

Number on sick list 3


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14 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

9.00pm: LS Bredbear, 1st shipwright, discharged to hospital

Number on sick list 1


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15 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list – zero


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16 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list – zero


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17 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list – zero


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18 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

10.00am: Landed Church Party

Number on sick list – zero


[This is Good Friday]


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19 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list 1


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20 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

9.30am: Landed Church Party

Number on sick list – zero


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21 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list – zero


[It might be Easter Monday but refitting continues and she still hasn’t got a barometer.]


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22 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list – zero


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23 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list – zero


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24 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list – zero


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25 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list – zero


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26 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list – zero


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27 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

9.00am: Landed Church Parties

Number on sick list – zero


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28 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list – zero


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29 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list – zero


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30 April 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list – zero



LOGS FOR MAY 1919


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1 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list – zero


[Still refitting, still no barometer, crew still getting regular leave.]


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2 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list – zero


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3 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list - zero


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4 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

10.00am: Landed Church Party

Number on sick list 1


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5 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1


8.30am: Sub Lieutenant Manson joined ship

Number on sick list 1


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6 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list 2


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7 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list 1


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8 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

9.00am: 1 Officer sick on shore

Paymaster Cadet Bennett joined ship

1.00pm: Mr. Storr, wireless telegraphy mate, joined ship

Number on sick list 0/1


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9 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

9.00am: I officer sick on shore

Number on sick list 0/1


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10 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

9.00am: 1 officer sick on shore

Number on sick list 0/1


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11 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

9.00am: 1 officer sick on shore

10.00am: Landed Church Parties

Number on sick list 0/1


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12 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

11.00am: 1 officer sick on shore

Number on sick list 0/1


[And another week refitting without her own barometer.]


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13 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

11.00am: 1 officer sick on shore

Number on sick list 0/1


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14 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

10.15am: Provision lighter arrived

11.00am: 1 officer sick on shore

1.00pm: Hands provisioning ship

Number on sick list 0/1


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15 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Hands provisioning ship

11.00am: 1 officer sick on shore

Number on sick list 0/1


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16 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list 1


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17 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list 1


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18 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

10.00am: Landed Church Parties

Number on sick list 1


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19 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Number on sick list 1


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20 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

9.00am: Ship commissioned by Captain Hallet RN

2.00pm: Left Basin

3.15pm: Passed through lock

4.00pm: Secured alongside C1 for coaling

Number on sick list 1


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21 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

6.30am: Hands to breakfast

7.30am: Commenced coaling

11.30am: Hands to dinner

11.55am: Hands carry on coaling

2.15pm: Finished coaling, received 570 tons

3.20pm: Shoved off from C1 coaling depot

3.45pm: Secured to no 4 buoy

Number on sick list 1


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22 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

6.30am: Ammunition lighter secured alongside

9.30am: Breadboat alongside

10.10am: Commander in Chief on board

10.20am: Commander in Chief left ship

2.35pm: Six ratings (ordinary seamen) joined ship from Royal Naval Barracks

5.00pm: Landed libertymen

Ammunition lighter cast off

Number on sick list 1


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23 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

7.15am: Hoisted sailing barge & steam cutter

7.50am: Unshackled from no 4 buoy & proceeded to South Railway Jetty

8.20am: Secured alongside

9.20am: Hands employed embarking stores & provisions

2.25pm: Two ratings joined ship from RN Barracks

Number on sick list – zero


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24 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

23 Ratings joined ship for passage to Falkland Islands

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list – zero


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25 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

9.35am: Divisions. Rounds

Number on sick list 2


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26 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

7.30am: Beef boat came alongside

8.00am: Dressed ship in honour of the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Mary

Noon: Victory fired Royal Salute of 21 guns

9.00pm: Undressed ship

Number on sick list 3

Left ship: 1 stoker to hospital; 1 marine, 1 Leading Stoker, 1 Ordinary Seaman III to RN Barracks

Joined ship: 1 stoker from RN Barracks


[HMS Victory was Nelson’s flagship and is the flagship of the 1st Sea Lord. She is still commissioned.]


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27 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

1.05pm: Commander in Chief came aboard

2.25pm: Commander in Chief left ship

Number on sick list 3


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28 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

10.40am: Ammunition came alongside

11.20am: HMS Odin left harbour

1.20pm: Coal lighter came alongside

3.40pm: HMS Champion entered harbour

3.50pm: Payed (sic) ship company arrears of pay due from April 1st.

Number on sick list 3


[HMS Odin, 1070 tons, was a sloop who was launched in 1901 and sold in 1920. She is part of the OW fleet.

HMS Champion, 3750 tons, was a cruiser, launched in 1915 by Hawthorn, Leslie & Co. She was sold in 1934.]


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29 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

6.30am: Hands to breakfast

7.30am: Commenced coaling

9.15am: Finished coaling

9.25am: Coal lighter cast off

1.55pm: Hands securing ship for sea

7.15pm: 1 canteen rating joined ship

Number on sick list 1


[Her barometer readings resumed so presumably they found her one.]


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No of Standard Compass: 1049

Pattern No of Standard Compass: 22A

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[These two pages give the details of setting up the ship’s magnetic compass. The process has to be signed by the Captain, J Hallett and the Navigating Officer, CH Phillips.]


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[This page shows information on the steering compass. Unfortunately it has been inked over pencil and the pencil not properly erased. It is almost illegible.]


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[A page for recording other compasses which is not filled in.]


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30 May 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

8.05am: Provision lighter came alongside

8.20am: Hands employed embarking provisions & as requisite

9.30am: Divisions. Read stations for General Quarters.

Number on sick list 2


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31 May 1919

Spithead to St Vincent, Cape Verde

Lat 50.65, Long -1.6

9.30am: Slipped & proceeded with Pilot

9.49am: Passed Elbow Light buoy

10.00am: Dropped pilot & proceeded to swing for [compass] deviation [see above]

11.25am: Completed swinging & proceeded at 15 knots, course as requisite for passing through Solent & Needles Channels.

12.08pm: Passed Hurst Castle

1.30pm: Position by Anvil Point Lat 50.5, Long -1.9

4.00pm: Quarters. Exercised Collision Stations

5.50pm: Exercised sea boat’s crew

8.00pm: Lat 49.5, Long -3.95

8.15pm: Ran into fog bank

11.30pm: Sighted Ushant Lighthouse S18W

Number on sick list 2


[Hurst Castle was built by Henry VIII and is sighted on an outcrop overlooking the Solent, a channel between the mainland and Isle of Wight. Charles I was imprisoned there in 1648 and it was used as a military establishment up to the end of World War II. Lat 50.7, Long -1.55.

Anvil Point is a spit of land near to Swanage. The lighthouse there was built to give a way point to shipping. Although the light is still in use its range has been decreased following a review in 2010.

Ushant (Lat 48.5, Long -5.1), known as Ouessant in France, is an island off Brittany and is the most north-western point of metropolitan France.


THE VOYAGES OF HMS SOUTHAMPTON
Operations off South America

JP map Southampton South America

LOGS FOR JUNE 1919


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1 June 1919

Portsmouth to St Vincent, Cape Verde Islands

Lat 46.9, Long -7.6

12.10am: Ushant NW Lt: S6W

8.00am: Lat 47.6, Long -6.8

8.00pm: Lat 45.05, Long -7.6

Number on sick list 3


[The Captain played around with the engines a lot in the forenoon.]


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2 June 1919

Portsmouth to St Vincent, Cape Verde Islands

Lat 41.7, Long -11.8

8.00am: Lat 47.6, Long -11.45

10.00am: Hands mustering bags.

Course S44W to allow for yaw to Starboard

8.00pm: Lat 40.2, Long -12.9

Number on sick list 2


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3 June 1919

Portsmouth to St Vincent, Cape Verde Islands

Lat 37.0, Long -15.1

4.50am: Slow port. Steering gear broke down

4.53am: Half ahead port

8.00am: Position: Lat 37.8, Long -14.6

9.10am: Divisions. Mustered bedding

2.00pm: Changed over steering position to Lower Conning Tower

3.00pm: Changed back to fore bridge steering position

4.00pm: Quarters. Exercised collision stations

8.00pm: Position: Lat 35.55, Long -16.2

Number on sick list 3


[The Conning Tower was an armoured structure which allowed a small group including helmsman and Captain to steer and command the ship during battle. It seems that Southampton had more than one such structure.]


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4 June 1919

Portsmouth to St Vincent, Cape Verde Islands

Lat 32.85, Long -17.8

8.00am: Position: Lat 33.3, Long -17.6

9.20am: Divisions. Guns crews to loader. Exercised searchlight crews. Remainder as requisite.

4.00pm: Quarters. Exercised ‘Tow Aft’

8.00pm: Position: Lat 31.5, Long -18.5

Number on sick list 5


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5 June 1919

Portsmouth to St Vincent, Cape Verde Islands

Lat 28.4, Long -19.8

8.00am: Position: Lat 29.4, Long -20.0

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Quarters. Exercised ‘Tow Forward’

8.00pm: Position: Lat 26.9, Long -20.5

Number on sick list 4


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6 June 1919

Portsmouth to St Vincent, Cape Verde Islands

Lat 23.0, Long -22.0

8.00am: Position: Lat 23.6, Long -21.5

4.00pm: Exercised Fire Stations

5.00pm: Swung ship for deviation between South & West

8.00pm: Position: Lat 21.15, Long -23.2

Number on sick list 5


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7 June 1919

Portsmouth to St Vincent, Cape Verde Islands

Lat 17.7, Long -24.1

8.00am: Position: Lat 18.7, Long -24.3

1.30pm: Prepared for entering harbour

2.08pm: Sighted St Antonio Island S58W [Not listed under this name]

3.08pm: Course as requisite for entering harbour

4.10pm: Anchored (Porto Grande St Vincent)

Hoisted Portuguese Flag & fired salute of 21 guns

British Consul paid call on Commander in Chief

British Consul left ship, fired salute of 7 guns

Read Warrants Nos. 312 & 313

Number on sick list 6


[St Antonio may be Ilha de Santo Antão which lies at Lat 17.1, Long -25.2]


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8 June 1919

Porto Grande (St Vincent)

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

5.30am: Coaling lighters came alongside

6.00am: Commenced coaling. Native labour in lighters

6.00pm: Native labour ceased coaling. Hands coaling ship

11.25pm: Ceased coaling


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9 June 1919

Porto Grande (St. Vincent)

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

5.30am: Coal lighters came alongside

6.10am: Resumed coaling

10.00am: Finished coaling. Amount received 932 tons

Lighters cast off

2.05pm: Hands clean ship


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10 June 1919

St. Vincent to Rio de Janeiro

Lat 16.89, Long -25.00

6.08pm: Weighed, course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour

8.00pm: Position: Lat 16.6, Long -25.2

Number on sick list 9


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11 June 1919

St. Vincent to Rio de Janeiro

Lat 13.6, Long -26.4

8.00am: Position: Lat 14.4, Long -26.1

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

8.00pm: Position: Lat 12.2, Long -27.0

Number on sick list 11


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12 June 1919

St. Vincent to Rio de Janeiro

Lat 9.6, Long -27.9

8.00am: Position: Lat 10.3, Long -27.7

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Exercised ‘Tow Forward’

8.00pm: Position: Lat 8.2, Long -28.6

Number on sick list 10


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13 June 1919

St. Vincent to Rio de Janeiro

Lat 5.3, Long -29.8

8.00am: Position: Lat 5.9, Long -29.5

8.30am: Wind fell to a calm, slight Southerly swell, rain shower

9.35am: Exercised General Quarters

10.30am: Secured

11.00am: Died on board John James Davy, Stoker, Official Number K43638

1.00pm: Wind between South East and South West, force 2-3, rain showers

Hands employed drilling at funeral exercise & as requisite

4.30pm: Ship entered limits of South America Station

4.45pm: Stopped engines. Read burial service over the body of the late John James Day, Stoker 1st class, Official No. K43638 and committed his body to the deep with the customary ceremony in Lat 4.6 Long -30.1

5.00pm: Half ahead both

8.00pm: Position: Lat 3.9, Long -30.3

8.35pm: Passed SS Warkworth from Buenos Aires to Antwerp (British)

Number on sick list 11


[SS Warkworth was built in 1917 by John Readhead & Sons of South Shields for Richard Stanley Dalgleish Shipping Co of Newcastle-on-Tyne. She was renamed Oklahoma but caught fire in 1929 and was scrapped.]


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14 June 1919

St. Vincent to Rio de Janeiro

Lat 1.2, Long -31.1

8.00am: Position: Lat 2.0, Long -30.9

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

8.00pm: Position: Lat 0.1, Long – 31.8

Number on sick list 9


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15 June 1919

St. Vincent to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -3.0, Long -32.0

8.00am: Position: Lat 2.3, Long -32.0

8.05am: Sighted steamer

1.40pm: Fernando Noronha Island sighted S35W

5.00pm: ‘Peak’ Fernando Noronha Island S76E 10.900yds

Number on sick list 9


[Fernando Noronha Island belongs to Brazil and lies at Lat -3.85, Long -32.4]


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16 June 1919

St. Vincent to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -7.0, Long -32.9

8.00am: Position: Lat -6.4, Long -33.6

11.00am: Hands to Medical Lecture

1.15pm: Passed S.S. Isle of Mull, Buenos Aires to Gibraltar.

8.00pm: Position: Lat -8.45, Long -34.3

Number on sick list 10


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17 June 1919

St. Vincent to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -10.85, Long -35.2

8.00am: Position: Lat -10.3, Long -34.9

5.00pm: Sighted Steamer on Port beam

8.00pm: Position: Lat -12.4 Long -35.9

Number on sick list 10


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18 June 1919

St. Vincent to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -15.4, Long -37.2

8.00am: Position: Lat -14.6, Long -37.0

10.15am: Passed SS Manchurian Prince

10.30am: Passed SS Panama of Copenhagen

8.00pm: Position: Lat -17.25, Long -38.05

Number on sick list 10


[SS Manchurian Prince, 5119 tons, was launched in 1913 and was operated by the Prince Line. She is recorded as transporting horses for the US Army in Nov 1918. She was sold in 1933 and renamed Naana.


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19 June 1919

St. Vincent to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -20.6, Long -39.1

8.00am: Position: Lat -19.7, Long -38.75

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

5.10pm: Changed over steering post to Lower Conning Tower

9.00pm: Changed back to Fore Bridge steering position

10.00pm: Sighted Cape Thome Light bearing NWby W½W

10.47pm: Light abeam

Number on sick list 6


[Cape Thome is listed as São Tomé Lighthouse at Lat -22.05, Long -41.05]


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20 June 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

3.48am: Sighted Cape Frio Light N52W

4.30am: Sighted Cape Frio Light N27W 22’

5.00am: Sounding every ¼ hour, no bottom

8.00am: Position: Lat -22.15, Long -42.7

9.00am: Course & speed as requisite for entering Rio harbour

10.22am: Hoisted Brazilian Flag & fired salute of 21 guns

10.36am: Stopped both, secured to buoy

1.00pm: Leave to starboard watch from 4.30pm till 10pm, Chief Petty Officers till 10.30pm

Number on sick list 5


[Cabo Frio Light lies just off Rio de Janeiro at Lat -23.0, Long -42.0]


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21 June 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

10.15am: Minister Plenipotentiary paid call on Commander in Chief

10.35am: Minister Plenipotentiary left ship, fired salute of 17 guns

1.00pm: Leave to Port Watch from 4pm till 10pm, Chief Petty Officers and Petty Officers till 10.30pm, boys till 8pm

2.15pm: Admiral Forlein paid call on Commander in Chief

2.30pm: Admiral Forlein left ship, fired salute of 15 guns

4.00pm: Ash boat came alongside

5.50pm: Two provision lighters came alongside

Starboard watch employed clearing them

8.50pm: Secured provision lighters for the night

Number on sick list 4


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22 June 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

5.50am: Hands employed clearing provision lighter & cleaning ship

7.50am: HMS Newcastle sailed for England

8.00am: Dressed ship overall

8.15am: Oil lighter secured alongside

9.00am: Hands employed striking down provisions

Noon: Fired Royal Salute of 21 guns in honour of King George V coronation

1.15pm: Provision lighter cast off

2.00pm: Ash lighter cast off

3.24pm: Oil lighter cast off

5.20pm: Undressed ship

Number on sick list 5


[HMS Newcastle, a 4800 ton cruiser, was launched in 1909 by Armstrong Whitworth. She was sold in 1921.

King George V was crowned in 1911.]


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23 June 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

6.25am: 4 coal lighters came alongside

6.50am: Commenced coaling

8.00am: Hands to breakfast

8.20am: Resumed coaling

10.55am: Oil lighter came alongside

Noon: Hands to dinner.

Cast off oil lighter

12.25pm: Resumed coaling

2.45pm: Brazilian Battleship “Deodora” left mooring & proceeded up harbour

4.00pm: Tea

4.20pm: Resumed coaling

5.45pm: Complete with coal, received 1000 tons

Hands employed cleaning ship

Number on sick list 7


[Marshal Deodoro was launched in 1898 at La Seyne Dockyard, France. She was sold in 1924.]


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24 June 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -23.3, Long -43.3

6.20am: Fog came down, sounded fog bell

7.30am: Fog lifted

8.50am: Provision lighter came alongside. Port Watch employed embarking provisions

10.20am: Water boat came alongside

11.10am: Water boat cast off. Oil lighter came alongside.

11.45am: Provision lighter cast off

1.40pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea

4.06pm: Slipped & proceeded out of harbour, course & speed as requisite

5.35pm: Raza Light bore 21o

Number on sick list 6


[Ile Rasa Light is at Lat -23.1, Long -43.15]


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25 June 1919

Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo

Lat -26.1, Long -45.6

8.00am: Position: Lat -25.5, Long -45.1

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

8.00pm: Position: Lat -27.5, Long -46.6

Number on sick list 5


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26 June 1919

Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo

Lat -30.1, Long -48.5

8.00am: Position: Lat -29.5, Long -48.0

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

8.00pm: Position: Lat -31.25, Long -49.5

8.30pm: SS Itakjy (German, Interallied Flag)

9.30pm: Passed SS Duquesa (British) River Plate to Le Havre

Number on sick list 7


[Under the terms of the armistice signed in 1918, the German mercantile fleet was shared among the allied nations to ship vital supplies to mainland Europe and assist in repatriation. The ships were to fly a flag indicating that they were controlled by the allies as well as any appropriate national flags.

SS Duquesa, a 8651 ton liner, was launched in 1918 by Irvines Shipbuilding & Drydock Co Ltd of West Hartlepool. She was scuttled in the South Atlantic 1941.]


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27 June 1919

Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo

Lat -33.5, Long -51.7

4.00am: Sounded in 65 fathoms

7.00am: Sounded in 33 fathoms

9.30am: Hands to small arms exercises and as requisite

12 noon: Sounded in 27 fathoms

1.00pm: Starboard watch to small arms drill & as requisite

2.00pm: Sounded in 37 fathoms

3.10pm: Sounded in 44 fathoms

5.30pm: Passed SS Mantilla (British)

7.35pm: Polonio Light bearing N35W

9.00pm: Polonio Light 320o 18½’

Number on sick list 8


[1 fathom = 6 feet

Cabo Polonio lighthouse is on the Eastern coast of Uruguay at Lat -34.4, Long -53.8

SS Mantilla was a 5671 ton tanker, launched in 1916 and sold to a German company in 1939. She was renamed “Nordmeer”.]


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28 June 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.222

1.30am: Sighted Lobos Island Light S84W

3.48am: Lobos Island Light 352o 6½’

5.33am: Punta Negra Light 18o

Lobos Light 18o

7.45am: Flores Light bearing 299o

English Dock Lightship 238o

8.00am: Position: Lat -34.9, Long -56.222

9.45am: Stopped and waited for pilot

10.25am: Proceeded up dredged channel with pilot, course and speed as requisite

10.44am: Hoisted Uruguayan Flag & fired salute of 21 guns

10.53am: Stopped & anchored

Number on sick list 5


[Local leave has started.

Lobos Island is in Maldonado Department, Uruguay at Lat -35.0, Long -54.9.

Punta Negra lighthouse is listed as Baliza Punta Negra, it lies at Lat -34.9, Long -55.25.

Isla de Flores is in Uruguay at Lat -34.95, Long -55.9 and is a small island in the Rio de la Plata, 21 miles South East of Punta Carretas.]


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29 June 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.45am: Water boat came alongside

10.00am: Water boat cast off, received 18 tons

11.10am: Minister of Marine paid call on Commander in Chief

11.30am: Minister of Marine left ship

Number on sick list 7


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30 June 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.00am: Dressed ship overall in honour of Peace being signed

11.00am: Minister of Marine paid call on Commander in Chief

11.30am: Minister of Marine left ship

5.03pm; Undressed ship

Number on sick list 6



LOGS FOR JULY 1919


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1 July 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.00am: Ash boat came alongside

9.30am: Sounding alongside ship, 2 fathoms, ship ashore

3.00pm: Ash boat cast off

3.30pm: Paid monthly settlement

Number on sick list 6


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2 July 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.15am: Water boat alongside

9.30am: Hands employed as requisite

Boat crews away sailing

1.15pm: Lighter alongside with kerosene & sand

Hands make & mend clothes

1.45pm: Lighter cast off

Number on sick list 6


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3 July 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

6.00am: Hands preparing for coaling

7.10am: Four coal lighters came alongside

12 noon: Finished coaling, received 470 tons

1.00pm: Cast off coal lighters

Hands cleaning ship

5.00pm: Read warrant no 314

Number on sick list 6


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4 July 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

7.00am: Beef boat came alongside

7.30am: Ash boat came alongside

8.00am: Dressed ship overall in honour of Independence Day

Noon: Cast off Ash boat, read warrant no 315

2.35am: Water boat alongside

Number on sick list 4


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5 July 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

6.30am: Beef boat alongside

8.20am: Hands employed painting ship

11.35am: Water boat alongside

Number on sick list 4


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6 July 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.15am: Sounded alongside ¼ hrs [?], 3 fathoms, ship ashore

4.00pm: Hands preparing ship for sea

Number on sick list 5


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7 July 1919

Montevideo to Colonia

Lat -34.8, Long -57.6

4.25am: Sounded 4 fathoms, ship afloat

Unmoored & shortened in to 3 shackles

5.30am: Hands secured ship for sea

5.55am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour

8.00am: Read Warrant No 316

Course as requisite for making buoyed channel

11.45am: Sighted Chico Blanco Light Vessel bearing N7W

3.00pm: Anchored in Colonia Roads:

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 317

Number on sick list 5


[Colonia is the oldest town in Uruguay and is now a World Heritage Site. It was founded by the Portuguese in 1680 and changed hands many times until it finally became part of Uruguay in 1828.]


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8 July 1919

Colonia Roads

Lat -34.48, Long -57.86

9.40am: Hands to small arms drill

10.30am: Hands employed as requisite, special parties, marines to Rifle Drill, remainder painting ship in board

Number on sick list 6


[A limited amount of local leave has started.]


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9 July 1919

Colonia Roads

Lat -34.48, Long -57.86

8.00am: Diving party rig diving boat

9.25am: Read Warrant No 318

9.30am: Hands employed, Special Parties, Divers carried out monthly dip, remainder painting ship

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 7


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10 July 1919

Colonia Roads

Lat -34.48, Long -57.86

1.35pm: Weighed, course & speed as requisite for Faraella Passage & Level del Neiraro to Martin Garcia

4.25pm: Stopped. Anchored at Martin Chico

Number on sick list 9


[Martin Chico is a small town near the navigable limit of the River Plate on the opposite bank to Buenos Aires. Across the river is an island called Isla Martin Garcia by the Argentinians and Islote Timoteo Domigez by the Uruguayans.]


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11 July 1919

Martin Chico

Lat -34.18, Long -58.18


[Normal ship chores plus very limited local leave.]


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12 July 1919

Martin Chico

Lat -34.18, Long -58.18

9.00am: Landed 100 men on visit to the Bull Estancia

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 319


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13 July 1919

Martin Chico

Lat -34.18, Long -58.18

11.00am: Divine Service


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14 July 1919

Martin Chico

Lat -34.18, Long -58.18

10.00am: Hands employed furling Quarter Deck awnings & securing ship for sea

10.35am: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded, course & speed as requisite up river

Noon: Position: Rio Uruguay [Lat -34.2, Long -58.3]

2.10pm: Anchored in 6 fathoms off Cabeza del Negro

Number on sick list 5


[Cabeza del Negro is one of the waystations on the Navigation of the Rio Negro.]


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15 July 1919

Cabeza del Negro

Lat -33.5, Long -58.45

Number on sick list 9


[Hands employed on ship chores and some training]


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16 July 1919

Cabeza del Negro

Lat -33.5, Long -58.45

9.45am: Exercised hands at small arms drill

Number on sick list 6


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17 July 1919

Cabeza del Negro

Lat -33.5, Long -58.45

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 6


[Chores but no local leave.]


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18 July 1919

Cabeza del Negro

Lat -33.5, Long -58.45

10.00am: Hands employed, guns crews to loader, Fore Supply & Medical parties to drill, Special Parties, remainder cleaning ship

1.30pm: Hands employed, Training classes to instruction, Special Parties, remainder as requisite.

Number on sick list 8


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19 July 1919

Cabeza del Negro

Lat -33.5, Long -58.45

9.30am: Landed Landing Party of 160 men

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

5.30pm: Landing party returned

Number on sick list 8


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20 July 1919

Cabeza del Negro

Lat -33.5, Long -58.45

7.15am: Holy Communion Service

10.50am: Divine Service

Number on sick list 8


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21 July 1919

Cabeza del Negro

Lat -33.5, Long -58.45

5.50am: Hands cleaning ship & preparing starboard cable for survey

8.00am: Hands employed, 8 hands surveying cable, remainder cleaning ship

9.40am: Hands employed, port watch worked main derrick in 2nd skiff, training classes to instruction, HA gun’s crew to drill, remainder in parts of ship & securing ship for sea.

11.55am: Weighed and proceeded course & speed as requisite for Fray Bentos

2.30pm: Special leave to port watch 5pm to 7pm

Secured alongside Liebig's Pier, Fray Bentos [Lat -33.12, Long -58.35]


[Fray Bentos is a port on the Uruguay River.]


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22 July 1919

Fray Bentos

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

Noon: Special leave to Starboard Watch, 1.30pm – 7pm, Chief Petty Officers to 10pm, boys to 6pm

Number on sick list 8


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23 July 1919

Fray Bentos

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

9.20am: Landed Small Arm Companies for drill

11.35am: Small Arm Company returned

Number on sick list 11


[The leave rota and ship’s chores continue.]


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24 July 1919

Fray Bentos

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

9.00am: Landed Royal Marines for drill

10.50am: Royal Marines returned on board

Noon: Landed Landing Party of 150 men

Number on sick list 8


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25 July 1919

Fray Bentos

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

Number on sick list 6


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26 July 1919

Fray Bentos

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 7


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27 July 1919

Fray Bentos

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

9.30am: Landed Roman Catholic Church Party

11.10am: Roman Catholic Church Party returned

Number on sick list 6


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28 July 1919

Fray Bentos

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

Number on sick list 8


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29 July 1919

Fray Bentos

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

9.40am: Read Warrants No 10 & 11

Number on sick list 7


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30 July 1919

Fray Bentos

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

9.10am: Slipped from Liebig’s Pier & proceeded, course as requisite, down river, speed 15 knots

2.10pm: Anchored to south of Conchillas Bank [Lat -34.15, Long -58.0]

Number on sick list 9


[Conchillas was founded by the English in 1887 to exploit mineral resources. In 1908 the population was just over 3000 while today it is under 1000. The architecture is mainly English but the settlement was sold at the beginning of World War 2.]


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31 July 1919

Conchillas

Lat -34.1, Long -58.24

Number on sick list 10



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1919


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1 August 1919

Conchillas

Lat -34.1, Long -58.24

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters

10.00am: Secured. Landed Landing Party (150 men).

Hands employed, special parties, remainder in parts of ship

5.30pm: Landing party returned

Number on sick list 9


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2 August 1919

Conchillas

Lat -34.1, Long -58.24

9.00am: Hands employed

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 8


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3 August 1919

Conchillas

Lat -34.1, Long -58.24

10.30am: Prayers

Number on sick list 8


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4 August 1919

Conchillas to Montevideo

Lat -34.5, Long -58.2

5.50am: Hands employed preparing for sea & cleaning ship

Closed B & C doors

7.06am: Proceeded, course as requisite down river through Martin Garcia Channel, speed 15 knots

9.20am: Passed outer buoy of Martin Garcia Channel

11.08am: Passed Chico Bank Light Vessel

1.00pm: Course as requisite down buoyed channel.

Hands preparing for coaling

4.30pm: Stopped. Took pilot aboard

4.38pm: Proceeded, course & speed as requisite into Montevideo harbour

5.00pm: Anchored & moored in Montevideo harbour

Number on sick list 10


[Martin Garcia Channel or Canal is between Martin Garcia Island and the Uruguayan mainland.]


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5 August 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

7.00am: Secured 4 coal lighters alongside

7.40am: Commenced coaling

1.00pm: Leave to starboard watch 4.30pm to 7am

2.15pm: All coal lighters cast off

Hands cleaning ship

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 12

Number on sick list 10


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6 August 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.20am: Ash lighter came alongside

10.00am: Chief of Police paid call on Commander in Chief

11.00am: Oil lighter secured alongside

12.30pm: Leave to Port Watch from 4.40pm to 7am

12.45pm: Paid monthly settlement

6.30pm: Cast off oil lighter


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7 August 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 10


[Chores continue with local leave rota.]


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8 August 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

5.50am: One provision lighter secured alongside

7.15am: Port Watch clearing provision lighter

8.00am: Starboard Watch employed embarking stores

9.00am: Provision lighter cast off

10.20am: Port Watch employed painting ship’s side

11.30am: Provision lighter came alongside

4.50pm: Read Warrant No 13

Number on sick list 10


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9 August 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

Number on sick list 10


[Painting the ship is now the main activity.]


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10 August 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.35am: Landed Roman Catholic Church Party

9.55am: Landed Church of England Church Party

Noon: Church Parties returned

4.30pm: HMS Yarmouth arrived

10.00pm: Paymaster Sub Lieutenant Kreis left ship for HMS Yarmouth

Sub Lieutenant Bull joined ship from HMS Yarmouth

Number on sick list 10


[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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11 August 1919

Montevideo to Buenos Aires

Lat -34.6, Long -57.6

5.15am: Unmoored

5.30am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour

12.27pm: Chico Bank Light Vessel abeam

2.55pm: Stopped & embarked pilot

3.00pm: Proceeded

4.15pm: Secured tugs ahead & astern

4.26pm: Entered North Basin Buenos Aires

4.36pm: Turned ship to secure alongside wall

5.00pm: Secured

7.00pm: Landed libertymen

11.30pm Libertymen returned

Number on sick list 11


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12 August 1919

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

12.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch from 1.30 – 11.30pm

1.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

6.15pm: Oil lighter secured alongside

Number on sick list 10


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13 August 1919

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

12.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch from 1.00pm to 11.30pm, Chief Petty Officers & Petty Officers 1pm to midnight

Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 11


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14 August 1919

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

Number on sick list 12


[Ship chores and training in the morning, leave to one watch with most of the other taking it easy on board.]


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15 August 1919

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

Number on sick list 12


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16 August 1919

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

1.00pm: Ship opened to visitors

Number on sick list 12


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17 August 1919

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

7.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church Party

9.15am: Roman Catholic Church Party returned

10.10am: Landed Church Party

12 noon: Church Party returned

12.30pm: Leave to starboard watch 1.30pm to 9pm

Number on sick list 12


THE VOYAGES OF HMS SOUTHAMPTON
River Operations in South America

JP map Southampton Rio Plata

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18 August 1919

Buenos Aires to Rosario

Lat -34.6, Long -58.3

5.50am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea

6.47am: Slipped & proceeded with pilot, course as requisite down dredged channel

9.40am: Exercised General Quarters

10.30am: Secured

11.35am: Condensers choked

11.45am: Stopped & anchored to clear condensers

4.00pm: Exercised Fire Stations

7.45pm: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite

9.30pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 13


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19 August 1919

Buenos Aires to Rosario

At: Ibicuy Chico

Lat -33.7, Long -59.2

5.05am: Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite up Parana River by Sauce entrance

11.30am: Stopped & anchored in 10 fathoms off Ibicuy Chico.

Number on sick list 14


[The Paraná River is one of the great rivers of South America. Rio Sauce is one of the tributaries in its delta.]


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20 August 1919

Ibicuy Chico

Lat -33.7, Long -59.2

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters

10.05am: Secured

10.55am: Landed Recreation Party

1.30pm: Hands employed

4.00pm: Recreation Party returned

Number on sick list 14


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21 August 1919

Buenos Aires to Rosario

6.10am: Proceeded, course and speed as required up Parana River

9.40am: Hands employed

1.00pm: Privileged leave to starboard watch from 8pm

1.30pm: Hands employed preparing for securing alongside & as requisite

3.20pm: Stopped & took up local pilot

3.40pm: Secured alongside wharf Rosario [Lat -32.95, Long -60.62]

Number on sick list 15


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22 August 1919

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

12.20am: Libertymen returned

10.05am: Hands employed. Divers rigging diving boat. Divers diving for tampeon lost overboard. Special parties. Training classes to instruction. Remainder as requisite.

12.30pm: Leave to Port Watch from 4.30pm to 12.30am.

1.30pm: Hands employed

Number on sick list 15


[Rosario is one of the major ports of Argentina. The boundary between sea-going ships and river transport is about 23km upstream of Rosario. The port lies about 550 km upstream from the Atlantic ocean and the channel can be easily maintained to a depth of 34 feet.]


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23 August 1919

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

8.00am: Hands employed

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 15


[A local leave rota continues.]


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24 August 1919

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship & rigging Church

9.15am: Divine Service

10.00am: Landed Church Party

Noon: Church Party returned

2.00pm: Ship open to visitors

Number on sick list 13


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25 August 1919

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

9.40am: Hands employed, special parties, training classes to instruction, 6 hands for sand, remainder as requisite

1.30pm: Hands employed, special parties, 6 hands for sand, remainder as requisite

Number of sick list 11


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26 August 1919

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

9.30am: Small arm companies to drill

10.40am: Hands employed, special parties, boat crews about their boats, remainder as requisite

1.30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

Number on sick list 8


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27 August 1919

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

Hands employed all day


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28 August 1919

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

9.40am: Hands employed

1.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes


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29 August 1919

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

8.45am: Hands employed

12.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch from 4.30pm to 11pm. Special leave to Concert Party to 2am

1.15pm: Hands clearing up decks

1.45pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Ship open to British visitors

5.10pm: Port Watch employed embarking potatoes [log entry: received 8815 lbs vegetables]


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30 August 1919

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

2.00am: Libertymen returned

12.45pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 8


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31 August 1919

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

8.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

9.30am: Roman Catholic Church party returned

9.45am: Landed Church party

11.45am: Church party returned

2.00pm: Ship open to visitors

Number on sick list 10



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1919


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1 September 1919

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

8.45am: Landed picnic party

Hands employed all day

Number on sick list 10


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2 September 1919

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

8.45am: Landed picnic party

Remainder of hands employed all day

Number on sick list 10


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3 September 1919

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

Hands employed all day

Number on sick list 10


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4 September 1919

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

9.30am: Landed small arm company for drill

Hands cleaning ship

12 noon: Small arm company returned

1.00pm: Hands employed

Number on sick list 10


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5 September 1919

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

9.40am: Exercised General Quarters

10.30am: Secured

Hands employed

12.30pm: Leave to Port Watch from 4.30pm to 11pm, Dance Party to 2am

1.30pm: Hands employed

Number on sick list 10


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6 September 1919

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 10


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7 September 1919

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

7.50am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

8.30am: Hands employed rigging church and cleaning ship

9.10am: Divine Service

9.15am: Roman Catholic Church party returned

Number on sick list 8


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8 September 1919

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

Hands employed all day

Number on sick list 8


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9 September 1919

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

6.30am: Mr Pickworth, Warrant Telegraphist & 22 ratings left ship for Falkland Isles

9.15am: Landed Small Arm Company for drill

11.45am: Small Arm Company returned

Number on sick list 8


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10 September 1919

Rosario to Ibicuy

Lat -33.65, Long -59.48

6.10am: Slipped from wharf & proceeded course & speed as required down Paraná River with pilot

9.45am: Exercised Control parties, remainder of hands as requisite

1.45pm: Anchored

2.00pm: Hands employed


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11 September 1919

Ibicuy

Lat -33.74, Long -59.19

9.35am: Read Warrant No 15

9.50am: Hands employed

Number on sick list 9


[Ibicuy is a small river port on the Paraná River in Argentina.]


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12 September 1919

Ibicuy to Montevideo

Lat -34.8, Long -57.5

4.05am: Proceeded, course & speed as requisite down Parana & Uruguay River to Farellon Passage

10.15am: Left Farellon Passage & Martin Garcia channel. Pilot gave up charge. Shaped course for Montevideo

11.55am: Banco Chico Light Vessel abeam 3 cables

12.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

3.30pm: El Cerro in sight bearing NE

5.30pm: Stopped. Took on board pilot

5.58pm: Proceeded, course & speed as requisite into Montevideo harbour

6.20pm: Anchored


[El Cerro is probably the lighthouse Cerro de Montevideo at Lat -34.9, Long -56.225]


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13 September 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

5.50am: Hands cleaning ship & preparing for provisioning

8.20am: Hands employed, training classes at instruction, special parties, remainder in parts of ship

11.50am: Provision lighters secured alongside

12.30pm: Read Warrants No 16 & 17

1.15pm: Starboard Watch employed provisioning ship

Number on sick list 8

Notes in log: Lost overboard by accident – 1 gallon jar of lime juice

Pumped overboard – 7 tons water – salt


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14 September 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.30am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

9.45am: Landed Church of England Church party

12.10pm: All Church parties returned

Number on sick list 8


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15 September 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.30am: Divisions. Away all boats sailing, remainder of hands at Physical Drill

10.15am: Water boat alongside

11.50am: Water boat cast off [log reports receiving 15 tons]

1.30pm: Hands employed, special parties, Training classes at instruction, remainder in parts of ship preparing for coaling

5.00pm: Provision lighter alongside, Starboard Watch embarking provision [It is Port Watch’s turn for local leave.]

5.25pm: Cast off lighter

Number on sick list 11


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16 September 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

6.50am: Two coal lighters secured alongside

7.20am: Commenced coaling

11.10am: Finished coaling, received 605 tons coal

11.45am: All lighters cast off

Ash boat secured alongside

12.25pm: Hands employed cleaning ship

1.30pm: Water boat secured alongside

3.25pm: Water boat cast off, received 14 tons

6.00pm: Ash boat cast off

Number on sick list 10


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17 September 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.15am: Oil lighter secured alongside

1.30pm: Hands employed

1.55pm: Cast off oil lighter

Number on sick list 7


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18 September 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.00am: Hands employed, special parties, Gunner’s party fuzing shells, Training Classes to instruction, remainder in parts of ship

1.30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3.00pm: Hands preparing for sea

4.30pm: Landed libertymen

7.00pm: Libertymen returned

Other: sick list 5


[No overnight leave tonight before leaving Montevideo.]


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19 September 1919

Montevideo to Buenos Aires

Lat -35.2, Long -56.5

4.00am: Port Watch unmooring & securing ship for sea

5.40am: Weighed &proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour with pilot

6.04am: Dropped pilot

8.45am: Course various for Chico Bank Light Vessel

9.24am: Ran into fog

9.40am: Exercised General Quarters

10.00am: Fog lifted

10.30am: Secured

10.45am: Hands employed, Training Classes to instruction, remainder as requisite

11.00am: Chico Bank Light Vessel abeam

1.00pm: Entered Buenos Aires outer channel

2.20pm: Stopped & embarked pilot

2.28pm: Proceeded

2.45pm: Stopped & secured tugs ahead & astern, proceeded

3.21pm: Stopped engines

3.23pm: Entered North Basin, Buenos Aires

3.45pm: Secured alongside East Wall

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch till 11pm

Number on sick list 5


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20 September 1919

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 5


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21 September 1919

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

8.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

Roman Catholic Church party landed

10.30am: Divine Service

Number on sick list 5


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22 September 1919

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

9.40am: Hands employed, Training classes to instruction, special parties, remainder as requisite

1.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

1.30pm: Leave to starboard watch from 4.30 to 11pm, Chief Petty Officers and Petty Officers to 7am

Number on sick list 5


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23 September 1919

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 18

Number on sick list 5


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24 September 1919

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33


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25 September 1919

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

Hands employed all day

1.30pm: Divers cleaning diving gear

Number on sick list 7


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26 September 1919

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

Hands employed all day

8.48am: Divers about diving pumps

Number on sick list 7


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27 September 1919

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

Leave to starboard watch from 8.30am to 7am Monday 29th

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 7


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28 September 1919

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

10.00am: Divine Service

10.30am: Church party returned

Number on sick list 5


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29 September 1919

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

7.00am: Libertymen returned

Hands employed all day

1.00pm: Leave to Port Watch 4.30pm to 7am Oct 2nd

Number on sick list 5


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30 September 1919

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

Number on sick list 6



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1919


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1 October 1919

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

Number on sick list 6


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2 October 1919

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

7.00am: Libertymen returned

10.00am: Secured oil lighter alongside

12.45pm: Paid monthly settlement

2.10pm: Hands employed embarking beef, special parties, Training Classes to instruction. [Note in log: 3563 lbs beef, 7932 lbs vegetables]

5.20pm: Read Warrants No 19 & 20

Number on sick list 6


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3 October 1919

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

Number on sick list 5


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4 October 1919

Buenos Aires to Montevideo

Lat -34.6, Long -58.0

10.03am: Slipped from East Wall

10.16am: Passed entrance to North Basin & proceeded down North Channel with pilot, course & speed as requisite

11.35am: Dropped pilot

2.05pm: Chico Bank Light Vessel abeam

5.58pm: Sighted El Cerro Light North East

9.00pm: Stopped & anchored in 4½ fathoms

Number on sick list 6


[El Cerro is probably the lighthouse Cerro de Montevideo at Lat -34.9, Long -56.225]


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5 October 1919

Montevideo

1.25pm: Weighed & proceeded

2.58pm: East Bank Light Vessel 1000yds, 108o

8.00pm: Position: Lat -36.0, Long -56.3

Number on sick list 7


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6 October 1919

Montevideo to Santa Elena

Lat -38.0, Long -57.2

4.45am: Position: Lat -37.3, Long -56.25

8.00am: Position: Lat -37.7, Long -56.7

9.30am: Divisions, Physical Drill, exercised Control parties

11.45am: Punta Mogotes Light S68W

1.27pm: Punta Mogotes Light 313o, 8½’

San Andros Beacon 237o

8.00pm: Position: Lat -39.0, Long -58.2

Number on sick list 8


[Punta Mogotes lighthouse is in Argentina at Lat -38.1, Long -57.55.]


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7 October 1919

Montevideo to Santa Elena

Lat -41.0, Long -60.9

8.00am: Position: Lat -40.7, Long -60.4

9.20am: Wind veered to NNW

9.40am: Exercised General Quarters

9.45am: Stopped, dropped 2 targets, proceeded

10.00am: Carried out 1” aiming tube practice, course & speed as requisite

11.20am: Finished practice

11.30am: Stopped & picked up targets

7.45pm: Exercised Night Action Stations

8.00pm: Position: Lat -42.2, Long -62.2

Number on sick list 11


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8 October 1919

Santa Elena

Lat -44.5, Long -65.27

8.00am: Position: Lat -43.6, Long -64.3

11.53am: Course as requisite for entering Santa Elena harbour

12.50pm: Stopped & anchored

Number on sick list 10


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9 October 1919

Santa Elena

Lat -44.5, Long -65.27

5.00pm: Read Warrants No 21 & 22

Number on sick list 6


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10 October 1919

Santa Elena to Egg Harbour

Lat -45.05, Long -65.7

6.00am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite, for leaving harbour & for sounding area off entrance for shallow bank

8.00am: Position: Lat -44.8, Long -65.3

9.30am: Divisions. Exercised General Quarters

9.40am: Rasa Island Light 230o, 8250yd

10.00am: Secured

10.24am: Leones Island 5o, 6525yds

10.40am: Course & speed as requisite for entering Egg Harbour

10.58am: Anchored

Number on sick list 5


[Isla Rasa light is in Argentina at Lat -45.1, Long -65.4

Isla Leones is at Lat -45.05, Long -65.6.]


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11 October 1919

Egg Harbour

Lat -45.05, Long -65.7

1.00pm: Leave to special men from 1.30pm to 5pm

6.00pm: Libertymen returned

6.30pm: Whaler carried away & was lost by accident

Number on sick list 4


[Pressure was dropping all day but winds went from force 3 in the forenoon to force 5 by 6pm and force 8 at 8pm while the wind direction was shifting.]


List of lost items:

27ft whaler no 485 1

Mast fore 1

Mast mizzen 1

Yards fore 1

boom mizzen 1

Oars fir 17ft 4

oars fir 16ft 1

Crutches pattern 73c 5

boat hooks large pattern 782 1

Boat hooks small 1

Yoke boats pattern 734 1

Hammers hand pattern 307 1

Chisel chipping 330 1

Hatchetts black 316 1

Robinsons slipping gear sets 1

Pattern 182 Campers (?) boats 1


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12 October 1919

Egg Harbour to Falkland Islands

Lat -45.1, Long -65.7

5.45am: Furled awnings & secured for sea

10.10am: Unmoored & weighed starboard anchor

11.00am: Weighed port anchor & proceeded, course & speed as requisite, out of harbour

1.15pm: Gyro unreliable

3.00pm: Sky clear. Cumulus on SE horizon

8.00pm: Position: Lat -45.8, Long -65.1

Noon: Sighted Leonas Light N37E

Sighted Sugar Loaf [Hill?] N75W

Number on sick list 4

Lost overboard by accident: buoy[?] night life 1 in number


[They set off despite the wind gusting up to force 9, by evening it had dropped to force 6.

Isla Leonas Lighthouse is in Argentina at Lat -45.05, Long -65.6]


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13 October 1919

Egg Harbour to Falkland Islands

Lat -47.7, Long -63.0

8.00am: Position: Lat -47.2, Long -63.7

9.30am: Divisions. Read Warrant no 23. Physical Drill. Hands employed, special parties, Training Classes to instruction, Lewis Gun crew to drill, remainder in parts of ship

4.00pm: Exercised Collision Stations

5.00pm: Read Warrants nos. 24, 25

Number on sick list 3


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14 October 1919

Egg Harbour to Port Stanley

Lat -51.2, Long -58.2

8.00am: Position: Lat -50.8, Long -59.3

9.05am: Land in sight S20W & S3W

10.32am: Eddystone S38W

3.30pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Stanley Harbour

4.05pm: Stopped & embarked pilot

4.10pm: Entered Stanley Harbour

4.15pm: Stopped, anchored & moored ship

Number on sick list 3


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15 October 1919

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

9.30am: Divisions. Physical Drill. Hands employed, Training Classes to instruction, Boys & Ordinary Seamen boat pulling, Remainder in parts of ship, Stokers to health lecture

1.00pm: Leave to Port Watch from 4.30pm to 9pm

1.30pm: Hands employed

2.30pm: Governor of Falkland Islands paid call on Commander in Chief

Number on sick list 4


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16 October 1919

Port Stanley

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

9.20am: Hands employed, special parties, Training Classes to instruction, remainder in parts of ship

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch from 4.30pm to 9pm and 2nd coaling party 1.30-5.30pm

Rest employed as in forenoon

6.45pm: Sent party to collier to fill lighter & party ashore to empty lighter. Unloading collier Polish Monarch

11.40pm: Collier party returned

Number on sick list 3


[Collier “Polish Monarch” was a Royal Fleet Auxiliary. She was launched by W. Dobson & Co Ltd, Newcastle in 1912 as ‘Karpat’ for a Hungarian company. Seized at the outbreak of war she was requisitioned by the Admiralty in 1915 and renamed Polmont. Her operating company changed in 1916 and she became ‘Polish Monarch’ until sold out of service in 1921. She had an active life with many owners and name changes until she was scrapped in 1963.]

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17 October 1919

Port Stanley

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

12.45am: Relieved shore coaling party

7.00am: Shore party returned

9.30am: Hands employed. Ash boat secured alongside

11.30am: Ash boat cast off

1.00pm: Leave to Port Watch from 4.30-9pm; ‘A’ coaling party from 1.30-5.30pm

Sent party to collier

4.30pm: Landed libertymen, embedded meat & provisions

6.00pm: Collier party returned

6.30pm: Landed shore coaling party

Number on sick list 3


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18 October 1919

Port Stanley

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

12.45am: Relieved shore coaling party

7.00am: Shore party returned

8.35am: Landed shore & coaling party

12 noon: Coaling party returned

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch from 1.30-9pm, boys to 7pm & coaling party till 5.30pm

1.45pm: Landed libertymen, sent party to collier

4.45pm: Landed libertymen & embarked beef [500 lbs]

6.45pm: Landed shore party

7.30pm: Collier party returned

Number on sick list 4


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19 October 1919

Port Stanley

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

12.45am: Relieved shore coaling party

7.15am: Shore coaling party returned

10.45am: Landed Church of England and Roman Catholic Church parties

Noon: Church parties returned

1.00pm: Leave to Port Watch & A, D & C coaling parties from 1.30 to 9pm, boys till 6.30pm

Number on sick list 5


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20 October 1919

Port Stanley

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

7.45am: Sent party to collier

9.00am: Landed Wireless Telegraphy party for exercise

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch from 4.30 to 9pm, coaling party from 1.30 to 5pm

1.30pm: Landed rifle party for practice

6.45pm: Landed shore coaling party

7.00pm: Collier party returned

Number on sick list 4


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21 October 1919

Port Stanley

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

12.45am: Relieved shore coaling party

6.00am: One prisoner from Falkland Islands W/T station arrived on board under arrest

7.00am: Shore coaling party returned

2.20pm: Sent party to collier

7.00pm: Landed shore coaling party

9.00pm: Relieved collier party

Number on sick list 5


[The routine for leave continued.]


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22 October 1919

Port Stanley

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

12.45am: Relieved shore coaling party

2.50am: Collier party returned

7.00am: Shore coaling party returned

9.30am: Hands employed, gunner’s party & diving party rigging diving boat & diving, remainder in parts of ship

10.00am: Sent ashore 82 6” shrapnel [?] cases for storage

Secured Ash lighter alongside

4.30pm: Landed libertymen. Sent party to collier

5.00pm: Read Warrant No 27

7.00pm: Landed shore coaling party, collier party returned

Number on sick list 5


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23 October 1919

Port Stanley

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

12.45am: Relieved coaling party

1.55pm: Oil lighter secured alongside

5.15pm: Sent party to collier

7.15pm: Landed shore coaling party & relieved collier party

8.45pm: Cast off oil lighter

Number on sick list 6


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24 October 1919

Port Stanley

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

1.00am: Relieved shore coaling party, collier party returned

6.30am: Gunners party employed getting up sub-calibre ammunition

7.05am: Shore coaling party returned

8.10am: Lighter secured alongside for ammunition, Gunner’s party disembarking sub-calibre ammunition. Torpedo party disembarking Paravanes for storage ashore

Noon: Sent party to collier

1.00pm: Landed dockyard parties, hands employed as requisite

4.30pm: Landed libertymen, collier party returned

6.45pm: Landed shore coaling party

Number on sick list 6


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25 October 1919

Port Stanley

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

12.45am: Relieved shore coaling party

7.05am: Shore coaling party returned

11.00am: Embarked meat (2830 lbs)

1.00pm: Sent party to collier

1.30pm: Landed libertymen. Hands make & mend clothes

6.45pm: Landed shore coaling party

8.00pm: Collier party returned

11.10pm: Shore coaling party returned

Number on sick list 4


Note in log: 1 Stoker Petty Officer, 1 Leading Stoker, 1 Leading Telegraphist left ship for Falkland Islands Wireless Telegraphy Station. I Stoker Petty Officer joined ship from W/T Station.


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26 October 1919

Port Stanley

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

8.00am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

10.30am: Landed Church of England Church parties, Roman Catholic Church party returned

1.00pm: Ship opened to visitors

Number on sick list 5


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27 October 1919

Port Stanley

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

8.00am: Landed Rake Party

8.30am: Unmoored & weighed starboard anchor

9.20am: Weighed port anchor & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour

9.40am: Passed Narrows

10.00am: Course & speed as required for carrying out sub-calibre & reduced charge firing at Seal Rocks, of Cape Pembroke

11.40am: Finished firing practice, shaped course for Port Stanley

12.17pm: Passed Narrows

12.30pm: Secured alongside collier Polish Monarch

4.00pm: Rake party returned

Number on sick list 3


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28 October 1919

Port Stanley

Lat -51.67, Long -57.8

5.15am: Hands commenced to coal ship

6.20pm: Finished coaling, received 880 tons

Hands cleaning ship

Number on sick list 3


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29 October 1919

Port Stanley to Arrow Harbour

Lat -51.9, Long -58.4

6.00am: Cast off from collier & weighed starboard anchor. Hoisted boats. Proceeded, course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour

7.30am: Pembroke Light N69W

Wolf Rocks S65W

8.00am: Position: Lat -51.8, Long -57.1

10.00am: Course as requisite for entering Choiseul Sound

10.54am: Stopped & anchored in East Cove in 8½ fathoms

1.30pm: Hands employed

Number on sick list 3


Note in log: 10 tons of fresh water discharged to SS Polish Monarch


[Log writer has written Hare Harbour but I think this was a mis-hearing of the correct name which appears later.

Choiseul Sound lies between Lafonia and the north of East Falkland. It lies at Lat -51.9, Long -57.7.

Pembroke Light and Wolf Rock are near each other, approximate location Lat -51.7, Long -57.7]


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30 October 1919

East Cove to Arrow Harbour

Lat -51.85, Long -58.9

5.45am: Weighed starboard anchor. Proceeded as requisite out of East Cove

8.00am: Stopped & came to with starboard anchor in 6 fathoms off Scott Island

Noon: Hoisted boats & prepared for sea

1.50pm: Weighed & proceeded down Choiseul Channel

6.24pm: Sighted Pembroke Light bearing West

8.00pm: Position: Lat -51.3, Long -57.4

Number on sick list 3


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31 October 1919

Arrow Harbour to Montevideo

Lat -48.0, Long -57.5

8.00am: Position: Lat -48.9, Long -57.4

8.00pm: Position: Lat -46.3, Long -57.6

Number on sick list 4



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1919


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1 November 1919

Arrow Harbour to Montevideo

Lat -43.2, Long -57.3

8.00am: Position: Lat -44.0, Long -57.4

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.09pm: Swinging ship for adjustment of compass

8.00pm: Position: Lat -41.7, Long -57.3

Number on sick list 4


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2 November 1919

Arrow Harbour to Montevideo

Lat -38.5, Long -56.3

8.00am: Position: Lat -39.25, Long -55.4

9.30am: Ship’s company mustered by Open List

8.00pm: Position: Lat -36.5, Long -56.1

9.32pm: Sighted Cape San Antonio Light bearing N84W

10.30pm: Cape San Antonio Light S66½W

Number on sick list 4


[San Antonio light is in Argentina at Lat -36.3, Long -56.8.]


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3 November 1919

Arrow Harbour to Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

3.00am: Sighted Cerrito Light N17½E

6.30am: Course & speed for entering Montevideo harbour

6.45am: Stopped & picked up pilot

7.00am: Fired salute of 21 guns to Uruguayan Flag

7.13am: Stopped & anchored

10.30am: Hands employed

1.00pm: Usual leave to Starboard Watch from 4.30 to 10pm

1.30pm: Hands employed

Number on sick list 3


I think the light house is Cerro de Montevideo at Lat -34.9, Long -56.225


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4 November 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

3.00am: Pamporo squall from North with rain

4.00am: Wind veering to South through West

5.45am: Hands preparing for coaling. Two lighters secured alongside

7.10am: Commenced coaling

8.45am: Water boat came alongside

10.00am: Finished coaling, received 300 tons. Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Leave to Port Watch from 4.30pm to 7am

Number on sick list 3


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5 November 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 28

Number on sick list 3


[Ship routine and local leave continue.]


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6 November 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

7.20am: Secured water boat & provision lighter alongside

8.20am: Hands employed, special parties, remainder clearing provision lighter & striking down

Number on sick list 3


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7 November 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

7.10am: Provision lighter secured alongside

8.20am: Hands employed, Training Classes to instruction, remainder provisioning ship

10.00am: Provision lighter cast off

Number on sick list 3


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8 November 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 3


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9 November 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Roman Catholic Church party

10.00am: Landed Church of England Church party

Noon: Church parties returned

Number on sick list 3


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10 November 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.30am: Hands employed, painting masts & funnels, Training Classes to instruction, remainder in parts of ship

1.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

Number on sick list 4


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11 November 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

Hands painting ship

Number on sick list 4


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12 November 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

Hands painting ship

Number on sick list 4


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13 November 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.20am Hands employed, special parties about their work, 8 hands painting guns, remainder in parts of ship

1.00pm: As in forenoon

Number on sick list 3


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14 November 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters

10.40am: Secured. Hands employed, party painting on mess decks, remainder in parts of ship

1.15pm: Hands employed, gunner’s & side parties about their work, remainder holystoning upper deck

4.00pm: Read Warrants No 29 & 30

Number on sick list 4


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15 November 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

10.15am: Ash lighter secured alongside

Noon: Ash lighter cast off

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 4


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16 November 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.30am: Divisions. Rear Admiral: Inspected Ship's Company.

10.00am: Ship's Company mustered by the Open List

Number on sick list 3


[Local leave rota continues.]


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17 November 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters. Rear Admiral: inspected ship

10.55am: Secured. Replaced gear

1.30pm: Hands employed, Training Classes to instruction, party painting mess decks, remainder in parts of ship

2.30pm: Gunner’s & Torpedo party embarking inflammable stores

Number on sick list 3


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18 November 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.50am: Hands employed, special parties about their work, Seamanship Training Class away boat sailing, remainder in parts of ship

1.30pm: Hands employed

Number on sick list 3


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[Part of table of compass deviation]

Pattern No and No of Standard Compass 22A 1049

Signed: Captain J H Hallet

Navigating Officer C H Philips


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[Remainder of deviation table including distances of compass from various structures on ship.]


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[Other pages from compass deviation report, little information recorded]


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19 November 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.20am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Divers carrying out monthly exercise & examining under water fittings

11.00am: Uruguayan cruiser “Montevideo” entered harbour

Number on sick leave 2


[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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20 November 1919

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

7.00am: Two coal lighters secured alongside

7.35am: Commenced coaling

11.20am: Finished coaling, received 250 tons

11.30am: Hands to dinner

Number on sick list 3


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21 November 1919

La Plata

Lat -35.0, Long -56.7

7.05am: Hoisted all boats except whaler

8.20am: Unmoored & weighed starboard anchor, hoisted whaler

9.05am: Weighed port anchor & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour with pilot

9.30am: Shaped course as requisite for La Plata, dropped pilot

1.30pm: Hands employed

4.05pm: Banco Chico Light Vessel bearing 30o, 1000 yards

5.30pm: Stopped engines off entrance to La Plata

6.00pm: Embarked pilot & proceeded as requisite into La Plata

7.20pm: Secured alongside West Wall of Santiago Canal

Number on sick list 3


[La Plata, Lat -34.9, Long -58.0, is the capital city of the Province of Buenos Aires, it lies on the Rio de la Plata.]


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22 November 1919

La Plata to Punta Arenas

Lat -35.0, Long -57.2

7.15am: Tugs secured ahead & astern, slipped & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

7.55am: Slipped tugs

8.15am: Stopped & dropped pilot

8.20am: Proceeded down river

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

7.00pm: San Antonio Light bearing 207o

8.00pm: Position: Lat-35.9, Long -56.4

10.00pm: San Antonio Light bearing 280o

11.45pm: Punta Medano Light bearing 236o

Number on sick list 3


[San Antonio light is in Argentina at Lat -36.3, Long -56.8.

Punta Médanos light is in Argentina at Lat -36.9, Long -56.7]


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23 November 1919

La Plata to Punta Arenas

Lat -38.8, Long -57.3 [Log entry gives Lat -48.8 but this does not fit with other position data]

2.10am: Punta Medano light N50W

8.00am: Position: Lat -38.1, Long -57.0

8.00pm: Position: Lat -40.15, Long -58.1

Number on sick list 3


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24 November 1919

La Plata to Punta Arenas

Lat -42.7, Long -59.9

8.00am: Position: Lat -42.1, Long -59.5

8.50am: Hands employed in parts of ship

Carried out firing practice with HA gun

8.00pm: Position: Lat -43.6, Long -60.8

8.15pm: Stopped engines & dropped 2 targets

Carried out night practice with 1” at target

9.30pm: Completed practice

Number on sick list 3


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25 November 1919

La Plata to Punta Arenas

Lat -46.3, Long -62.6

8.00am: Position: Lat -45.7, Long -62.15 [Log gave Long -52.15]

[Wind rose from ‘calm’ to Force 6 in 5 hours.]

9.00am: Wind backed to SW by S

9.40am: Hands employed, Training Classes to instruction, remainder mustering bags

[From noon, the ship steadily reduced speed]

4.00pm: Gyro [compass] oscillating in heavy sea

8.00pm: Position: Lat -46.6, Long -63.15 [Log gave -53.15]

Number on sick list 3

[Wind is now blowing Force 8 although pressure is beginning to rise]


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26 November 1919

La Plata to Punta Arenas

Lat -48.0, Long -64.2

8.00am: Position: Lat -47.6, Lat -63.8

8.50am: Hands employed mustering bags, Training Classes to instruction

6.00pm: Deviation of gyro [compass] nil

8.00pm: Position: Lat -49.3, Long -63.1

10.30pm: Turned 16 points to investigate reported shout

10.45pm: Resumed course

Number on sick list 3


[They had gale force squally winds all morning. The wind dropped in the afternoon but pressure remained low.]


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27 November 1919

La Plata to Punta Arenas

Lat -51.7, Long -67.3

8.00am: Position: Lat -50.8, Long -66.5

2.45pm: Sighted Cape Virgini Lighthouse S50W

3.00pm: Passed USA Schooner

3.07pm: 230o Virgini Lighthouse 253½o

5.00pm: 270o Cape Virgini bore 32o, 13650 yards

5.38pm: 277o Dungeness bore 0o, 3700 yards

6.00pm: Course as requisite for making Possession Bay

8.17pm: Stopped & came to with port anchor in 12 fathoms

Number on sick list 3

[Cabo Virgenes Lighthouse is in Argentina at Lat -52.3, Long -68.35

Punta Dungeness is at Lat -52.4, Long -68.4

Possession Bay or Bahía Posesión is in Argentina at Lat -52.4, Long -69.0]


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28 November 1919

La Plata to Punta Arenas

Lat -52.7, Long -70.0

7.00am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for First Narrows

8.30am: Direction Hill Light 279o, 6½ miles

Course as requisite through First Narrows

1.00pm: Course as requisite through Second Narrows, New Channel and Long Reach

2.00pm: Isla Magdalena 270o, 3½’

3.00pm: Course as requisite to Punta Arenas anchorage

4.00pm: Stopped engines & anchored in 11 fathoms

Number on sick list 3


[She is sailing the Straits of Magellan, a tricky passage even today as the hyperlink reveals – Angostura is the Spanish for Narrows.

Punta Arenas is in Chile at Lat -53.2, Long -70.9

Isla Magdalena is an uninhabited island at Lat -52.9, Long -70.6 about 32km NE of Punta Arenas]


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29 November 1919

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

5.00am: Collier Polish Monarch secured alongside

6.00am: Commenced coaling

12 midnight: Finished coaling, received 615 tons

Number on sick list 4


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30 November 1919

Punta Arenas to Borja Bay

Lat -53.9, Long -71.1

12 midnight: Starboard watch employed unrigging coaling gear, hoisting boats & preparing for sea

1.20am: Collier cast off

4.00am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour

5.00am: Course as required for Cape Froward

7.30am: Cape Isadore Lighthouse 309o, course as requisite through English Channel, Long Reach & Crooked Reach

8.45am: Cape Froward 0o, 1’

Hands cleaning ship

11.45am: Cape Gellert Rock 0o, 1.5’

1.30pm: Colm Light 10o, 1.2’

2.50pm: Spider Island abeam

4.26pm: Stopped engine off Field Anchorage, anchorage not considered suitable, course as requisite for Borja Bay

5.30pm: Stopped engines & anchored in Borja Bay in 23 fathoms

Number on sick list 3


[Cabo Froward is in Chile at Lat -53.9, Long –71.3

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.

Long Reach is at Lat-53.4, Long -70.9

Crooked Reach is at Lat -53.6, Long -72.6

Isla Spider is at Lat -53.5, Long -72.7

Bahia Borja is at Lat -53.5, Long -72.5



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1919


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1 December 1919

Borja Bay to Isthmus Bay

Lat -52.8, Long -73.9

4.00am: Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite for leaving anchorage

4.40am: Quod Head 0o, ¾’, course as requisite through Long & Sea Reaches

7.40am: Cape Cooper Key 45o, 1’, Course as requisite through Sea Reach

8.00am: Position: Lat -53.2, Long -73.3

9.20am: Entich Point 224o, 1¼’

10.20am: Felix Light 279o

Bute Point 249o

Chapnauld Head 147o

Course as requisite through Smyth Channel

1.00pm: Course as requisite for Isthmus Bay anchorage

4.10pm: Anchored in Isthmus Bay in 28 fathoms

Number on sick list 3


[Cabo Quod is at Lat -53.55, Long -72.55

Bahia Félix Lighthouse is in Chile at Lat -52.95, Long -73.85

The Smyth Channel runs from Lat -51.6, Long -74.8 at Charlton Cape to Lat -52.8, Long -73.8 at Phillip Cape

Bahia Isthmus is at Lat -52.2, -73.65


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2 December 1919

Isthmus Bay to Molyneux Sound

Lat -51.6, Long -74.2

4.00am: Weighed &proceeded as requisite through Victoria & Farquhar Passages & Sandwich Channel

8.30am: Courses as requisite through Sarmiento Channel

2.00pm: Passed through Guia Narrows

4.30pm: Course as requisite for Molyneux anchorage

5.20pm: Anchored in Molyneux Harbour in 24 fathoms

Number on sick list 3


[The Sarmiento Channel runs roughly South-North up the coast of Patagonia in Chile. It starts after the Smyth Channel at Lat -52.05, Long -73.75. The first section is known as the Victoria Pass, Farquhar Pass is a 4 mile long section which swings E-W and at its Northern end it enters the Guia Narrows, Lat -50.8, Long -74.4

Puerto Molyneux is at Lat -50..3, Long -74.9


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3 December 1919

[The page is labelled September but the sequence shows it is December]

Molyneux Sound to Eden Harbour

4.00am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite out of Molyneux Sound

4.20am: Course as requisite through Concepcion Channel

6.00am: Course as requisite through Wide Channel

8.00am: Position: Lat -49.8, Long -74.4

12.45pm: Stopped engines & anchored in Eden Harbour in 18½ fathoms

Number on sick list 1


[Puerto Edén is on the North coast of Wellington Island, Lat -49.15, Long -74.39


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4 December 1919

Eden Harbour to Talcahuano

Lat -48.1, Long -74.6

5.15am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite through English Narrows & Messier Channel

8.00am: Position: Lat -48.8, Long -74.4

9.40am: Exercised small arm company

1.00pm: Course as requisite through Messier Channel to Gulf of Penas

Hands make & mend clothes

3.30pm: Sombrero Island 137o

Ayautau Island 106o

Ruqqul Island 215½o

4.00pm: Exercised Collision Stations

6.37pm: Cape Raper 352o

Cape Stokes 39o

8.00pm: Postion: Lat -47.0, Long 76.8

8.26pm: Raper Lighthouse bearing 44o

Number on sick list 1


[Angostura Inglesa (English Narrows) is at Lat -49.05, Long -74.5

Messier Channel is marked by the San Pedro lighthouse which is at Lat -47.75, Long -74.9

Golfo de Penas is at Lat -47.4, Long -74.8

Isla Sombrero is at Lat -51.7, Long -74.75

Isla Ayautau is at Lat -47.6, Long -74.8

I can’t find an island which matches the entry but there is Punta Raquel at Lat -47.95, Long -74.0

Cabo Stokes is at Lat –53.2, Long -72.1

Cabo Raper lighthouse is at Lat -46.8, Long -75.6]


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5 December 1919

Eden Harbour to Talcahuano

Lat -44.5, Long -75.4

8.00am: Position: Lat -45.1, Long -75.55

9.00am: Hands employed, Training Classes to instruction, remainder to First Aid lecture

10.00am: Sighted what appears to be Hamblin Island, Left Hand Edge 81o, Right Hand Edge 115o

10.31am: Left Hand Side Hamblin Island 98o, 12’

3.30pm: Sighted No Man’s Island [?] 68o

4.00pm: Read Warrant no 31

6.00pm: Huapo Light 111o, 31’

Number on sick list 1


[Isla Huamblin is at Lat -44.85, Long -75.1

Isla Guafo Lighthouse is at Lat -43.6, Long -74.8


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6 December 1919

Eden Harbour to Talcahuano

Lat -40.2, Long -74.9

4.00am: Position: Lat -41.65, Long -75.15

8.00am: Position: Lat -40.95, Long -76.0

3.25pm: Position: Lat –39.4, Long -74.8

5.45pm: Position: Lat -39.15, Long -74.7

8.00pm: Position: Lat -38.75, Long -76.6

Number on sick list 1


[The Navigating Officer is obviously concerned about their position today!]


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7 December 1919

Talcahuano

Lat -36.7, Long -73.1

5.20am: Santa Maria Light 65o

Caranzo [?] Head 125o

Lavinpoite [?] Head 85o

7.00am: Santa Maria Light 107o

Levostis [?] Point 135o

Ceroro [?] Head 163o

9.30am: Huapan Light 120o, 11½’

11.05am: Course as requisite for Talcahuano Bay

11.20am: Fired salute of 21 guns to Chilean Flag

12 noon: Stopped engines, anchored in 6 fathoms

12.10pm: Returned salute of 15 guns to Commander in Chief

3.20pm: Wind backed West

Number on sick list 2


[Isla Santa Maria Lighthouse is at Lat -37.0, Long -73.5

There is a Cabo Carranza at Lat -35.6, Long -7.6

Punta Gualpen Lightouse is at Lat -36.75, Long -73.2


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8 December 1919

Talcahuano

Lat -36.7, Long -73.1

8.00am: Hands employed, special parties about their work, remainder in parts of ship. Exercised sailing barge & whaler in boat sailing

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch from 4.30-10pm

Number on sick list 2


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9 December 1919

Talcahuano

Lat -36.7, Long -73.1

9.20am: Divisions. Physical drill

Hands employed, divers carried out monthly practice, Training Classes to instruction, remainder in parts of ship

10.00am: Admiral Fontauve, Chilean Navy, called on Commander in Chief

10.20am: Admiral Fontauve left ship, fired salute of 15 guns

11.00am: Commander in Chief returned call

1.00pm: Leave to Port Watch 4.30-10pm

1.30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

Number on sick list 1


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10 December 1919

Talcahuano

Lat -36.7, Long -73.1

10.00am: Hands employed, Training Classes to instruction, remainder painting guns & funnels & in parts of ship

Number on sick list 1


[Local leave continues, ship routine continues.]


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11 December 1919

Talcahuano

Lat -36.7, Long -73.1

9.20am: Exercised small arms companies

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 4


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12 December 1919

Talcahuano to Valparaiso

Lat -35.6, Long -73.0

4.03am: Hoisted motor boats

4.25am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

5.25am: Sighed Quiriquia light 185o

8.00am: Position: Lat -36.1, Long -73.0

9.45am: Stopped engines, dropped targets, course & speed as requisite for carrying out firing practice

10.37am: Opened fire with 1” aiming rifle at target

11.20am: Stopped & picked up target

11.30am: Proceeded

8.00pm: Position: Lat -34.3, Long -72.7

Number on sick list 5


[Isla Quiriquinia lighthouse is at Lat -36.6, Long -73.0]


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13 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

12.15am: Sounded no bottom with 200 fathoms wire out

3.30am: Sighted land on starboard beam

4.40am: Sighted HMS Dartmouth

4.45am: HMS Dartmouth took station astern 2½ cables

5.40am: Course as requisite for Valparaiso Bay

7.30am: Stopped engines

8.00am: Secured. Fired salute of 21 guns to Chilean Flag

8.15am: Returned salute of 13 guns to Commander in Chief

9.00am: His Brittanic Majesty’s Consul General & Vice Consul called on Commander-in-Chief

Fired salute of 11 guns

11.15am: Commander-in-Chief returned call

Number on sick list 5


[HMS Dartmouth was a cruiser of 5250 tons, launched in 1910 by Vickers. She was sold in 1930.]


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14 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church Party

11.00am: Divine Service

12 noon: Roman Catholic Church Party returned

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch 1.30-10pm, boys to 6.30pm

Number on sick list 5


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15 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

1.00pm: Hands employed preparing for coaling

Leave to Port Watch 4.30-10pm

Number on sick list 6


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16 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

6.00am: Four coal lighters secured alongside

6.25am: Commenced coaling

8.35pm: Finshed coaling, received 780 tons

Number on sick list 6


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17 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

7.45am: Hands cleaning ship

10.05am: Chilean Intendente called on Commander-in-Chief

10.30am: Intendente left ship. Fired salute of 15 guns

Number on sick list 8


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18 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

5.50am: Hands painting ship

Secured 5½” wire to stern buoy

7.45pm: Wind fell & backed to ENE

Number on sick list 8


[It was calm in the morning, blew force 6 WSW in afternoon and then the wind dropped in the evening.]


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19 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

5.00am: Hands painting ship

9.00am: Hands employed, Training Classes to instruction, remainder painting in parts of ship

Number on sick list 7


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20 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

5.50am: Hands cleaning ship

10.30am: British Minister came on board

1.00pm: Leave to Privileged men from 1.30-8pm

Hands make & mend clothes

1.30pm: Landed libertymen & Rifle Team

2.30pm: British Minister left ship, fired salute of 17 guns

4.00pm: Hands to bathe

Number on sick list 5


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21 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

7.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

9.00am: Roman Catholic Church party returned

11.00am: Commander-in-Chief called on His Excellency the President of Chile

1.00pm: Leave to Privileged men of Port Watch 1.30-8pm

4.00pm: Hands to bathe

Number on sick list 5


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22 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

5.50am: Preparing for visit by His Excellency The President of Chile

9.30am: British Minister came on board

10.00am: Dressed ship overall & fired salute of 21 guns as His Excellency embarked. All men of war in harbour following custom manned ship.

10.12am: His Excellency & Staff came on board & were received by Rear Admiral AT Hunt, CB CS. “Southampton” broke flag of His Excellency the President & fired salute of 21 guns.

10.35am: His Excellency & Staff left ship. Fired salute of 21 guns.

10.45am: Fired salute of 21 guns as HE disembarked. Undressed & unmanned ship.

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

6.30pm: Read Warrant No 38

Number on sick list 4


[Dressed ship refers to the practice of flying an array of flags on ceremonial occasions.]


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23 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

9.30am: Divisions. Hands employed, Training Classes to instruction, remainder embarking provisions & in parts of ship. Special parties about their work

Discharged 3 ratings to SS Orcoma for passage to England

Number on sick list 5


[SS Orcoma was a merchant ship of 11,571 tons, built in Dalmuir on the River Clyde in 1908. She was conscripted into the Royal Navy as HMS Orcoma, an Armed Merchant Cruiser, until her discharge in October 1919. She was scrapped in 1933 and is part of the OW fleet.]


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24 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

9.40am: Hands employed

11.00am: Port Watch employed embarking provisions

1.00pm: Privileged leave to Starboard Watch 1.30-8pm

Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Hands to bathe

4.30pm: Port Watch employed embarking beef

Number on sick list 6


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25 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

7.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

9.30am: Divine Service

1.00pm: Leave to Port Watch 1.30-8pm

Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 5


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26 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

8.00am: Hands employed rigging side screens on Quarter Deck & waist for dance

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch 4.30-8pm

Hands employed rigging Quarter Deck & waist for dance

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

Number on sick list 5


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27 December 1919

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

6.30am: Slipped & proceeded as requisite to buoys off Viña del Mar

8.00am: Anchored & secured to buoys

10.00am: Commenced oiling

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4,45am: Two coal lighters secured alongside

5.10am: Commenced coaling

6.00pm: HMS Dartmouth sailed

7.00pm: Finished oiling, received 165 tons

8.00pm: Finished coaling, received 85 tons

8.50pm: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

11.00pm: Curaumillas Light 70o, 24’

Number on sick list 5


Viña del Mar is at Lat -33.0, Long -71.5. The city has both an army installation, Regimiento Coraceros, built in 1917 and Naval facilities at La Salinas. Today it is home to football team called CD Everton!

Punta Curaumillas Lighthouse is at Lat -33.1, Long -71.7]


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28 December 1919

Valparaiso to Callao

Lat -30.1, Long -73.0

8.00am: Position: Lat -30.5, Long -72.7

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

8.00pm: Position: Lat -28.75, Long -73.4

Number on sick list 7


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29 December 1919

Valparaiso to Callao

Lat -25.7, Long -73.9

8.00am: Position: Lat -26.4, Long -74.0

4.00pm: Exercised Fire Stations

8.00pm: Position: Lat -24.1, Long -74.3

Number on sick list 7


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30 December 1919

Valparaiso to Callao

Lat -21.1, Long -75.0

8.00am: Position: Lat -24.6, Long -74.9

9.40am: Exercised Small Arm Companies

4.00pm: Exercised Collision Stations

8.00pm: Position: Lat -19.4, Long -75.5

Number on sick list 5


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31 December 1919

Valparaiso to Callao

Lat -15.9, Long -76.3

8.00am: Position: Lat -16.75, Long -76.15

9.40am: Exercised General Quarters

10.30am: Secured. Hands employed

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

8.00pm: Position: Lat -14.6, Long -76.4

Number on sick list 4



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1920


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1 January 1920

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

7.00am: Sighted Palaminos Light: 82o 3.7'

8.15am: Course as requisite for entering Callao Bay

9.00am: Fired salute of 21 guns to Peruvian Flag

9.5 Stopped engines. Anchored

1.00pm: Leave to Port Watch 4.30-10.30pm

Number on sick list 6


[Isla Palaminos Lighthouse is in Peru at Lat -12.1, Long -77.2

Callao at Lat -12.1, Long -77.15 is the largest port in Peru. It has a large Naval Base and several islands just off shore.]


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2 January 1920

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship. Commenced Tropical Routine

10.15am: Prefect of Callao called on Commander-in-Chief

10.30am: Prefect left ship .Fired Salute of 13 guns

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 7am Mon 5th Jan

6.00pm: Payed (sic) monthly settlement

Number on sick list 6


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3 January 1920

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

11.15am: British Minister called on Commander-in-Chief

11.30am: Minister of Marine called on Commander-in-Chief

12.10pm: Minister of Marine left, fired salute of 19 guns

12.15pm: British Minister left fired salute of 13 guns.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters. Hands to bathe

Number on sick list 6


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4 January 1920

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

Number on sick list 6


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5 January 1920

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

9.50am: Store lighter secured alongside, hands employed embarking stores

1.00pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am Thursday 8th

Number on sick list 4


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6 January 1920

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

Number on sick list 6


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7 January 1920

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

Number on sick list 6


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8 January 1920

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

9.00am: Divisions. Physical Drill

Hands employed. Seamanship Training Class boat pulling, remainder in parts of ship

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch 2.30-10.30pm

Number on sick list 9


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9 January 1920

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

5.45am: Four coal lighters secured alongside

6.20am: Hands commenced to coal ship

4.38pm: Finished coaling, received 638 tons

Hands cleaning ship

Leave to Port Watch 7pm to 7am

9.15pm: Oil lighter secured alongside

Number on sick list 13


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10 January 1920

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

9.00am: Commenced oiling

11.30am: Lighter secured alongside with sugar

1.30pm: Hands employed embarking sugar & securing for sea

3.30pm: Finished oiling, received 87 tons

5.00pm: Proceeded as requisite out of Callao Harbour

6.00pm: Ran into fog bank

6.09pm: Fog lifted

8.00pm: Position: Lat -12.3, Lat -77.2

Number on sick list 12


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11 January 1920

Callao to Mollendo

Lat -14.8, Long -75.9

Midnight: Sighted steamer SWbS

1.15am: Sighted : SS Unite (Norway) Newport News to Calete Janeiro

2.00am: Sighted steamer SE

6.45am: Entered fog bank

8.00am: Position: Lat -14.5, Long -76.5

11.30am: Fog lifted

1.50pm: Sugar Loaf 109o

Mount Critirio 46o

Stopped starboard engine

4.40pm: Starboard engine repaired, half speed ahead both

7.00pm: Paquija [?] Pt 6o

Mons Chala 87o

7.35pm: Mons Chala bearing 36o

8.00pm: Position: Lat -15.9, Long -74.6

Number on sick list 13


[Monte Critirio is in Peru at Lat -15.0, Long -75.25

Punta Chala is in Peru at Lat -15.8, Long -74.4]


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12 January 1920

Callao to Mollendo

Lat -17.3, Long -71.9

7.30am: Course as requisite for Mollendo Roads

8.00am: Anchored in 25 fathoms

Hands employed, Seamanship Training Class to instruction, remainder in parts of ship

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.45pm: Starboard Watch secured for sea

5.02pm: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite, for swinging ship for deviation of compass

8.00pm: Position: Lat -17.3, Long -71.9

Number on sick list 13


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13 January 1920

Arica

Lat -18.46, Long -70.32

6.00am: Prepared for entering harbour

8.00am: Course as requisite for entering Arica Roads

9.05am: Fired salute of 21 guns to Chilean flag.

9.25am: Anchored in Arica Roads in 10¼ fathoms

1.00pm: Leave to Port Watch 2.30pm-7am

Number on sick list 12


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14 January 1920

Arica

Lat -18.46, Long -70.32

10.05am: Governor of Arica called on ship

10.38am: Governor left ship, fired salute of 9 guns

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch 2.30pm – 7am

Number on sick list 11


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15 January 1920

Arica

Lat -18.46, Long -70.32

10.10am: Intendente of Tacma called on ship

10.45am: Intendente left, fired salute of 17 guns

Number on sick list 10


[The political settlement between Chile and Peru over this area was still under negotiation. In 1920 Tacma and Arica were both in Chile, in 1926 Tacma was returned to Peru while Chile kept Arica and paid an indemnity to Peru.]


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16 January 1920

Arica

Lat -18.46, Long -70.32

5.50am: Hands cleaning ship & preparing for torpedo running

8.05am: Fired two torpedoes from starboard tube

4.30pm: Hands embarking provisions

Number on sick list 10

Note in log: 18lb tea lost overboard by accident


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17 January 1920

Arica

Lat -18.46, Long -70.32

2.00pm: Ship open to visitors

Number on sick list 9

Note in log: Lost overboard by accident: crutches boat pattern 73C


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18 January 1920

Arica

Lat -18.46, Long -70.32

7.15am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Prayers

Number on sick list 9


[Local leave rota and ship routine are continuing.]


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19 January 1920

Arica

Lat -18.46, Long -70.32

Number on sick list 8


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20 January 1920

Arica to Antofagasta

Lat -18.51, Long -70.35

4.40pm: Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite for leaving Arica Roads

4.50pm: Arica Lt Ho: N70E, 2 miles

8.00pm: Position: Lat -19.2, Long -70.5

Number on sick list 11


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21 January 1920

Arica to Antofagasta

Lat -20.48, Long -70.25

12.25am: Glare of Iquique abeam to port

1.35am: Glare of Iquique N50E

8.00am: Position: Lat -21.9, Long -70.75

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters

10.30am: Secured

1.00pm: Roro Ablas [?] 77o, 10.5’

4.20pm: Course as requisite for Antofagasta Roads

4.30pm: Stopped & picked up pilot

4.35pm: Proceeded as requisite for Port

4.45pm: Anchored in 18 fathoms

8.00pm: Commenced oiling

Number on sick list 12


[Iquique South Breakwater lighthouse is at Lat -20.19, Long -70.15]


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22 January 1920

Antofagasta

Lat -23.6, Long -70.4

2.00am: Finished oiling, received 204 tons

6.00am: Cast off all wires

6.20am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for anchorage off Antofagasta

6.40am: Anchored in 28 fathoms, secured stern to buoys

9.00am: British Consul called on Commander-in-Chief

9.50am: British Consul left, fired salute of 7 guns

1.00pm: Leave to Port Watch 2pm-7am

Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 11


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[The information on this page is at the start of the file and is signed by Captain T J Hallet RN CBE]

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[Sketch of ship layout]

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[Sketch of ship layout]

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[Details of weather instruments]

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[Details of ship equipment]


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23 January 1920

Antofagasta

Lat -23.6, Long -70.4

9.30am: Exercised Small Arm Companies

10.15am: Intendente called on Commander-in-Chief

10.40am: Intendente left, fired salute of 15 guns

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Leave to Starboard Watch from 1.30-9pm

4.30pm: Rove boat falls & prepared for sea

Number on sick list 9


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24 January 1920

Antafagasta to Coquimbo

Lat -24.7, Long -70.7

6.00am: Slipped starboard wires.

6.05am: Weighed port anchor, proceeded S32W at 13 knots

8.00am: Passed steamer steering NNE

12.58pm: White Rock abeam 112o

1.30pm: White Rock 66o

8.00pm: Position: Lat -26.2, Long -71.1

Number on sick list 11


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25 January 1920

Antofagasta to Coquimbo

Lat -29.3, Long -71.7

8.30am: RHS Chañaral Island 159½o

9.30am: RHS Chañaral Island 145½o

10.00am: Divine Service

10.30am: RHS Chañaral Island 94o

RHS Choros Island 146o

Noon: LHS Chañaral Island 17o

Pajara Light House 153o

1.30pm: Pajara Light House 54o, 6½’

3.10pm: Course & speed as requisite for Coquimbo Bay

3.25pm: Fired salute of 21 guns to Chilean Flag

3.40pm: Anchored in 8 fathoms in Coquimbo Bay

Returned salute of 13 guns to C in C

Number on sick list 11


[Pajaro Island lighthouse is listed as Algarrobo at Lat -33.4, Long -71.7

Isla Chañaral is at Lat -29.0, Long -71.6 in Chile

Isla Choros is at Lat -29.25, Long -71.5]


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26 January 1920

Coquimbo

Lat -29.94, Long -71.36

5.15am: Prepared for coaling, four coal lighters secured alongside

6.20am: Commenced coaling

9.30am: His Britannic Majesty’s Consul called on Commander-in-Chief

9.50am: Consul left, fired salute of 7 guns

6.40pm: Finished coaling for night, received 692 tons

Number on sick list 12


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27 January 1920

Coquimbo

Lat -29.94, Long -71.36

5.00am: Four coal lighters secured alongside

5.55am: Commenced coaling

10.15am: Intendente called on Commander-in-Chief

10.30am: Finished coaling, received 168 tons

Hands cleaning ship

11.15am: Intendente left, fired salute of 11 guns

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch 3.45pm to 7am

Number on sick list 12


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28 January 1920

Coquimbo to Juan Fernandez

Lat -30.1, Long -71.7

9.30am: Sailing barge away for sand

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

6.22pm: Outer Pajora S69E 3 cables

8.00pm: Lengua de Vaca Light S18E

9.00pm: Lengua de Vaca Light S69½E, 12 miles

10.00pm: Lengua de Vaca Light 97o

Number on sick list 10


[There is a lighthouse called Baliza Caleta Hornilla at Lat -30.3, Long -71.6 which is close to Lengua de Vaca and not far from Coquimbo.]


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[Details of compasses, deviations, magnet positions and position in ship.]


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29 January 1920

Coquimbo to Juan Fernandez

Lat -31.6, Long -74.6

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Passed Australian sailing ship

5.05pm: Stopped starboard engine

5.17pm: Increased to 168 revs on port engine

7.10pm: Starboard engine started, 154 revs on both

7.32pm: Stopped engines

7.45pm: Proceeded

8.00pm: Position: Lat -32.0, Long -75.9

Number on sick list 9.


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30 January 1920

Coquimbo to Juan Fernandez

Lat -33.4, Long -78.6

8.00am: Position: Lat -33.0, Long -77.9

11.00am: Sighted Juan Fernandez 1 point on port bow

2.15pm: Course as requisite for entering Cumberland Bay, Juan Fernandez

2.40pm: Anchored in 27 fathoms

4.00pm: Leave to Port Watch from 4.30-6.30pm

Number on sick list 11


[Juan Fernandez Islands are a group in the South Pacific, about 370 miles off the coast of Chile. They are named for the Spanish sailor, Juan Fernandez, in 1574. Admiral von Spee assembled his ships there before his victory at the Battle of Coronel. The group was defeated at the Battle of the Falklands in 1915 and the final surviving cruiser was sunk at the islands by pursuing British ships. Cumberland Bay is at the centre of the North East coast of the main island, Robinson Crusoe. The Capital, San Juan Bautista, is situated on the Bay.]


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31 January 1920

Juan Fernandez

Lat -33.62, Long -78.81

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch 1.30-6.30pm

Number on sick list 10



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1920


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1 February 1920

Juan Fernandez

Lat -33.62, Long -78.81

10.00am: Divine Service

1.00pm: Leave to Port Watch 1.30-6.30pm

4.45pm: Secured for sea

9.50pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite out of harbour

10.40pm: Guess Point S48W, 1.5’

11.30pm: LHS Juan Fernandez S33W

RHS Juan Fernandez N52W

Number on sick list 11


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2 February 1920

Juan Fernandez to Puerto Montt

Lat -35.5, Long -77.8

8.00am: Position: Lat -35.0, Long -78.1

4.00pm: Read Warrants nos. 37 & 38

Number on sick list 11


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3 February 1920

Juan Fernandez to Puerto Montt

Lat -38.6, Long -76.0

8.00am: Position: Lat -38.1, Long -76.35

8.00pm: Position: Lat -39.65, Long -75.4

Number on sick list 9


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4 February 1920

Juan Fernandez to Puerto Montt

Lat -41.8, Long -73.7

8.00am: Position: Lat -41.3, Long -74.4

11.35am: Passed Corona Lighthouse, course as requisite for passing through Chacao Narrows

12.10pm: Passed Candington [?] Point

4.00pm: Lollibue [?] Point N26W 1½’

5.00pm: Peribue Point S30W, 3 miles

6.30pm: Course as requisite for Puerto Montt Roads

6.50pm: Anchored in 24 fathoms

Number on sick list 10


[Punta Corona Lighthouse is on the Island of Chiloé in the inland Sea of Chiloé at Lat -41.7, Long -73.9. The Chacao Narrows or Chacao Channel gives access to the Sea of Chiloé and the major port of Puerto Montt.


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5 February 1920

Puerto Montt

Lat -41.48, Long -72.94

9.45am: Hands employed, divers carrying out monthly ship [inspection], Training Classes to instruction, remainder scraping ship’s bottom & in parts of ship

1.00pm: Leave to Port Watch 1.30-8pm

2.00pm: Intendente called on Commander-in-Chief

2.50pm: Intendente left, fired salute of 15 guns

Number on sick list 11


[Puerto Montt is named for Manuel Montt, President of Chile 1851-61, who started the German immigration to Chile.


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6 February 1920

Puerto Montt

Lat -41.48, Long -72.94

9.30am: Hands employed, divers carrying out monthly ship [inspection], Training Classes to instruction, remainder in parts of ship

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch 4.30-8pm

Number on sick list 9


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7 February 1920

Puerto Montt

Lat -41.48, Long -72.94

1.00pm: Leave to Port Watch 1.30-8pm

Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 10


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8 February 1920

Puerto Montt

Lat -41.48, Long -72.94

10.00am: Divine Service

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch 1.30-7pm

2.00pm: Ship open to visitors

4.45pm: Secured for sea

Number on sick list 11


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9 February 1920

Castro

Lat -42.49, Long -73.76

5.00am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite out of harbour through Rebreavie [?] Sound and Gulf of Ancud

8.00am: Position: Lat -41.9, Long -73.0

4.30pm: Anchored off Castro


[Gulf of Ancud is at Lat -42.0, Long -73.0


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10 February 1920

Castro to Punta Arenas

Lat -43.2, Long -73.3

6.00am: Weighed & proceeded through channels in Gulf of Corcovado to sea

8.00am: Position: Lat -42.6, Long -73.5

2.00pm: Commenced sounding

3.30pm: Cauroded [?] Rocks 341o, 5.75’

8.00pm: Position: Lat -44.0. Long -74.6


[Gulf of Corcovado is to the South of the Gulf of Ancud and lies at Lat -43.4, -73.35. It is a gathering place for Blue Whales but there are problems with the growth of salmon farms.]


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11 February 1920

Castro to Punta Arenas

Lat -46.0, Long -75.8

8.00am: Position: Lat -45.4, Long -75.8

11.55am: Land in sight off port bow

2.00pm: Pringle Point 126o

Rees Island 155o

Rees Point 170o

5.00pm: Cape Raper Light abeam 5.5’

7.30pm: Cape Tres Montes N62E

Cape Elena N18W

7.52pm: Cape Tres Montes, West Summit, N46W

Light [probably Cabo Raper] N33W

Seal Bay Point N31E

8.00pm: Position: Lat -47.0, Long -75.65


[Punta Pringle is at Lat -46.5, Long -75.5

Isla Rees is at Lat -46.6, Long -75.65

Punta Rees is at Lat -46.7, Long -75.7

Cape Raper or Cabo Raper Lighthouse is at the southern end of the Tres Montes peninsula in Chile overlooking the northern entrance to the Golfo de Penas. Lat -46.9, Long -75.5. A special railway was necessary to carry its building materials down the peninsula. Access is now only by boat.

Cabo Tres Montes is at Lat -47.0, Long -75.5; as the name implies the Cape has 3 summits.

Cabo Elena is at Lat -46.9, Long -75.6


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12 February 1920

Castro to Punta Arenas

Lat -48.7, Long -74.4

4.00am: Commenced sounding, 45 fathoms

6.00am: Entered Messier Channel, course as requisite

8.00am: Position: Lat -47.95, Long -74.7

1.00pm: Passed through English Channel

2.00pm: Course as requisite through Indian Reach

3.40pm: Entered Port Grappler

4.00pm: Anchored in 9 fathoms

Number on sick list 8


[Canal Messier is at Lat -48.3, Long -74.55

Angostura Inglesa (English Narrows) is at Lat -49.05, Long -74.5

Puerto Grappler is at Lat -49.4, Long -74.3]


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13 February 1920

Castro to Punta Arenas

Lat -49.9, Long -74.9

5.10am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite out of Grappler Harbour

5.35am: Proceeded through Grappler & Long Reaches & Wide Channel

10.00am: Course as requisite through Wide, Concepcion & Innocentes Channels

1.00pm: Course as requisite through Innocentes Channel, Guia Narrows & Sarmiento Channel to Puerto Bueno

4.00pm: Anchored in 13 fathoms

Number on sick list 10


[Canal Grappler is at Lat -49.5, Long -74.3

Canal Concepcion is at Lat -50.5, Long 74.9

Canal Innocentes is at Lat -50.6, Long -74.7

Angostura Guia (Guia Narrows) is at Lat -50.8, Long -74.4

The Sarmiento Channel runs along the coast of Patagonia inside the Pacific Islands just off the coast.

Puerto Bueno is at Lat -51.0, Long -74.2


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14 February 1920

Castro to Punta Arenas

Lat -52.1, Long -73.5

4.50am: Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite for leaving Puerto Bueno through Sarmiento Channel

8.00am: Position: Lat -51.55, Long -74.0

9.00am: Course as requisite through Sarmiento Channel, Collingwood Strait & Victory Passage

1.00pm: Course as requisite through Smyth Channel

4.30pm: Course as requisite for Tamar Bay

5.45pm: Anchored in 17 fathoms

Number on sick list 10


[Estrecho Collingwood is at Lat -51.8, Long -73.7

Paso Victoria is at Lat –52.0, Long -73.7

Canal Smyth is at Lat -52.5, Long -73.7

Puerto Tamar is at Lat -52.9, Long -73.8]


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15 February 1920

Castro to Punta Arenas

Lat -53.7, Long -72.0

4.40am: Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite out of Port Tamar & proceeded down Long Reach

8.00am: Position: Lat -52.3, Long -73.05

9.30am: Divine Service

2.00pm: Cape Froward abeam

3.10pm: Spoke SS Cape San Isodro

6.00pm: Course as requisite for Punta Arenas

6.20pm: Fired salute of 21 guns to Chilean Flag

6.40pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 10


[Cabo Froward is at Lat -53.9, Long -71.3


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16 February 1920

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

10.20am: Commodore Fuensalida called on Commander-in-Chief

10.45am: Commodore Fuensalida left ship, fire salute of 11 guns

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch 415-8pm

Number on sick list 10


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17 February 1920

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

5.30am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite alongside coal hulk Ravendale

6.20am: Secured to hulk

6.45am: Commenced coaling

Number on sick list 10


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18 February 1920

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

9.30am: Finished coaling, received 827 tons

10.00am: Cast off from collier & proceeded as requisite to anchorage

10.10am: Anchored in 12 fathoms

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch from 4.30pm to 6am

Number on sick list 10

Note in log: Lost overboard, whilst coaling, by accident - sacks coal, tarred, 2 cwt: 10 in number


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19 February 1920

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

Noon: Leave to Port Watch from 4pm to 7am

12.30pm: Intendente called on Commander-in-Chief

2.00pm: Intendente left ship, fired salute of 15 guns


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20 February 1920

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

Number on sick list 10


[Ship’s routine and local leave continue.]


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21 February 1920

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 13


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22 February 1920

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

8.45am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

10.00am: Landed Church Party

11.30am: Church Parties returned

2.00pm: Ship open to visitors

Number on sick list 14


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23 February 1920

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

Number on sick list 14


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24 February 1920

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

1.30pm: Port watch employed storing beef & potatoes

Number on sick list 15


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25 February 1920

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87


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26 February 1920

Punta Arenas to Spaniard Harbour

Lat -52.4, Long -68.8

10.10am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite out of harbour through Straits of Magellan

12.30pm: Course as requisite through Second Narrows

Hands make & mend clothes

5.00pm: Spoke Delgado Point Light House

5.30pm: Passed through First Narrows

8.45pm: Cape Virgenes Light

Dungeness Light N22E

Cape Possession Light N80W

9.03pm: Dungeness Light bearing N21W

9.08pm: Dungeness Light 349o

Possession Light 301o


[Straits of Magellan connect the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans and passes between the continental mass of South America and Tierra del Fuego. It is difficult to navigate as it is narrow with unpredictable winds and currents.

Punta Delgada Lighthouse is in Argentina at Lat -42.8, Long -63.6

Cabo Virgenes Lighthouse is in Argentina at Lat -52.3, Long -68.35

Cabo Posesion or Strait of Magellan Lighthouse is in Chile at Lat -52.3, Long -68.45.

Punta Dungeness Lighthouse is in Chile at Lat -52.4, Long -68.4]


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27 February 1920

Punta Arenas to Spaniard Harbour

Lat -53.9, Long -66.0

8.00am: Sighted land bearing S10W

10.45am: Sighted Staten Island bearing ESE

1.45pm: Cape Domingo bearing N80W 6½’

3.20pm: Wind backed to South

3.45pm: Sighted Ship Rock N11E 3’

4.20pm: Wind veered to SW

4.30pm: Wind veered to WSW

5.40pm: Entered Spaniard Harbour

6.40pm: Anchored in 18 fathoms

Number on sick list 10


[Isla Staten is in Chile at Lat -55.0, Long -68.3

Cabo Domingo is in Argentina at Lat -53.7, Long 67.85

Puerto Español is in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina at Lat -54.9, Long -66.0


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28 February 1920

Spanish Harbour to Ushaia

Lat -55.1, Long -66.6

8.15am: Proceeded out of harbour, course as requisite through Beagle Channel

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

6.00pm: Course as requisite for Ushaia

6.15pm: Anchored in Ushaia

Number on sick list 10


[Beagle Channel, Lat -54.9, Long -68.1, is shared between Chile and Argentina. It is about 130 nautical miles long but only 3 miles wide at its narrowest. The Beagle Channel and the Straits of Magellan are the two ‘inshore’ passages while the largest ships must take the open ocean Drakes Passage between the Pacific and Atlantic.

Ushaia, Lat -54.8, Long -68.3, is on the southern coast Argentine Tierra del Fuego and claims to be the most southerly city in the world.


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29 February 1920

Ushuaia

Lat -54.81, Long -68.31

9.30am: Divisions

Divine Service

1.00pm: Leave to Chief Petty Officers & Petty Officers 1.30-6pm

Number on sick leave 10



LOGS FOR MARCH 1920


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1 March 1920

Ushaia to Cape Horn

Lat -54.96, Long -68.38

4.50am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour and up Beagle Channel

8.45am: Entered North West arm of Beagle Channel

11.00am: Passed into main Beagle Channel

1.00pm: Course as requisite through Beagle Channel to Eastern Entrance

7.19pm: Jesse Point N19E

Summit New Island S28E

8.00pm: Position: Lat -55.2, Long -66.3

Jesse Point N37W

La Tetu S60W

Cape Graham S41W

8.30pm: La Tetu S86W

Number on sick list 9


[Punta Jesse is in Argentina at Lat -55.05, Long -66.4

New Island is in Argentina at Lat -55.2, Long -66.55

Cabo Graham is in Chile at Lat -55.3, Long -66.5

Monte Teta is in Chile at Lat -55.2, Long -66.55]


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2 March 1920

Cape Horn to Falklands

Lat -55.8, Long -66.1

1.00am: Evout Island N81W

5.00am: Barnewelt Island N62W

Cape Deceit S87W

Cape Horn S76W

8.00am: Position: Lat -56.0, Long -67.2

8.10am: Passed Cape Horn from East to West

8.14am: Turned 16 points to starboard

8.28am: Passed Cape Horn from West to East

9.20am: Outer Deceit Point [?] N30W

4.00pm: Bell Island N51W

7.19pm: Mount Buckland N52W

A Summit N7½W

8.00pm: Position: Lat -55.05, Long -66.1

Number on sick list 9


[Islas Evout are in Chile at Lat -55.6, Long -66.8

Islas Barnevelt are in Chile at Lat -55.8, Long -66.8. These latter two groups of islands are in the Beagle Channel and are included in a territorial dispute between Chile and Argentina.

Cape Horn (Cabo da Hornos) is in Chile at Lat

Cape Deceit is in Chile at Lat -55.9, Long -67.1

Monte Buckland is in Chile at Lat -54.45, Long -70.2

Isla Bell is in Chile at Lat -51.25, Long -74.5


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3 March 1920

Cape Horn to Falkland Islands

Lat -53.7, Long -60.8

12.20pm: Sighted Beauchêne island

2.40pm: Land in sight N5E to N33W

4.30pm: Course as requisite through Lively Sound

6.30pm: Entered East Cove, Mare Harbour

6.37pm: Anchored in 7½ fathoms

Number on sick list 10


[Beauchêne Island is part of the Falklands at Lat -52.9, Long -59.2

Lively Sound is at Lat -52.1, Long -58.6

Mare Harbour is a deep water harbour at Lat -51.9, Long -58.5 on East Falkland on the shores of the Choiseul Sound.]


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4 March 1920

Mare Harbour

Lat -51.9, Long -58.4

9.40am: Hands employed, Gunnery Training Class unfuzing HE shell, Seamanship Training Class to instruction, remainder in parts of ship

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes


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5 March 1920

Mare Harbour to Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.85

5.15am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour & through Choiseul Sound to Stanley

8.00am: Position: Lat -52.0, Long -57.8

10.06am: Entered Stanley Harbour

10.24am: Anchored

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch 1.30-9.30pm

Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 8


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6 March 1920

Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.85

10.00am: Read Warrants nos. 40 & 41

1.00pm: Leave to Port Watch 1.30-9.30pm

Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 9


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7 March 1920

Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.85

10.30am: Landed Church party

11.45am: Church party returned

1.30pm: Ship open to visitors

Number on sick list 9


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8 March 1920

Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.85

4.30am: Sent party to camber to fill coal lighters

7.55am: Commenced coaling

Number on sick list 10


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9 March 1920

Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.85

4.00am: Hands coaling ship

9.30pm: Finished coaling, received 595 tons

Number on sick list 12


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10 March 1920

Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.85

8.30am: Hands stowing coaling gear & cleaning ship

Number on sick list 11


[Local leave rota continues.]


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11 March 1920

Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.85

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship & storing and returning stores

1.00pm: Port Watch employed unfuzing shells & embarking provisions

Number on sick list 10


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12 March 1920

Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.85

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 9


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13 March 1920

Lively Island

Lat -52.00, Long -58.49

4.40am: Unmoored & weighed port anchor

5.08am: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded out of harbour, course as requisite for Choiseul Sound

8.00am: Lat -51.9, Long -58.0

10.30am: Anchored in 9½ fathoms

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 10


[Choiseul Sound, Lat -51.9, Long -58.7, passes between Lafonia and East Falkland. It was named by Louis de Bougainville after the French Foreign Secretary, Étienne François, Duc du Choiseul.

Lively Island, Lat -52.0, Long -58.5, is the largest of a group of islands to the east of East Falkland. It is the largest rat free island in the Falklands and therefore of great importance to birds, especially ground nesting breeds.]


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14 March 1920

Seal Cove

Lat -52.03, Long -58.65

7.00am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for Seal Cove

7.35am: Anchored in 5 fathoms of sand in Seal Cove

9.30am: Divisions & prayers


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15 March 1920

Seal Cove to Santa Elena

Lat -51.9, Long -58.1

5.30am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

9.35am: Opened fire port side with sub-calibre at Wolf Rock [Lat -51.7, Long -57.7]

10.20am: Ceased firing & shaped course for Port Stanley

11.20am: Anchored in 4 fathoms at Port Stanley

Noon: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

12.39pm: Gunnery Training Class carried out firing with 1” aiming rifle at Seal Rocks [Lat -51.7, Long -57.7]

1.07pm: William Point N64W, 1.6’ [Lat -51.65, Long -57.7]

2.00pm: Cape Cargofort N63W

Eagle Point S51W [Lat -51.65, Long -57.75]


[There are three different ‘Seal Rocks’ on the Falklands but I think that this is the relevant one.]


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16 March 1920

Seal Cove to Santa Elena

Lat -48.5, Long -61.2

8.00am: Position: Lat -48.0, Long -60.6


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17 March 1920

Seal Cove to Santa Elena

Lat -45.1, Long -65.0

8.00am: Position: Lat -45.5, Long 64.3

12.36pm: Cape Dos Bahias bearing N87½W

2.28pm: Cape San Josef 331o

2.58pm: Cape San Josef 310o, 10’

3.30pm: Cape San Josef 297½o, 10’

Number on sick list 7


[Cabo Dos Bahias is in Argentina at Lat -44.9, Long -65.6

Cabo San José is in Argentina at Lat -44.5, Long -65.3

Ship’s routine continues while at sea.]


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18 March 1920

Pyramid Roads

Lat -42.55, Long -64.5

3.15am: Ninfas Point 350o

5.00am: Nuevo Light 1o

Milies Light 319o

6.30am: Course as requisite for Pyramid Roads Anchorage

8.00am: Position: Lat -42.7, Long -64.3

8.40am: Anchored in 6½ fathoms

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

8.10pm: Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite for Nuevo Gulf

11.00pm: Nuevo Gulf Light 9o

Ninfas Light 257o

11.45pm: Nuevo Light 330o

Ninfas Light 280o

Number on sick list 7


[Punta Ninfas Lighthouse is in Argentina at Lat –43.0, Long -64.3

Golfo Nuevo Lighthouse is in Argentina at Lat -42.7, Long -65.05

Puerto Pirámides, Lat -42.55, Long -64.3, is in Argentina and the only town on the Valdes Peninsula. It was founded as part of the salt trade but is now a premier whale watching destination.

Golfo Nuevo lies between Península Valdés and Punta Ninfas at Lat -42.7, Long -65.6. The major seaport is Puerto Madryn. Southern right whales come here to breed.]


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19 March 1920

Pyramid Roads to Bahia Blanca

Lat -41.8, Long -62.2

12.57am: Delgado Point Light 31o

Nuevo Head Light 29o

2.16am: Delgado Point Light 345o, 11’

3.23am: Delgado Point Light 306o, 14½’

4.00am: Delgado Point Light 280o

5.00am: Delgado Point Light 260o

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters

Exercised steering from steering engines & hand wheel

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 7


[Punta Delgada lighthouse is in Argentina at Lat -42.8, Long -63.6]


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20 March 1920

Bahia Blanca (Puerto Militar)

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

1.00am: Sounded 18 fathoms

2.00am: Sounded 17 fathoms

3.00am 12½ fathoms

3.30am: 13 fathoms

4.00am: Glare of Recalada Light 0o

5.00am: 11 fathoms

5.40am: Sierra Ventara [Cerro Ventara?]

7.10am: Recalada Light Vessel abeam 2 cables, course as requisite up buoyed channel to Puerto Militar

8.00am: Position: Lat -39.1, Long -61.8

10.20am: Fired salute of 21 guns to Argentine flag

10.33am: Anchored in 12 fathoms

11.00am: Fired salute of 15 guns to Vice Admiral O’Connor, Argentine Navy

11.58am: Weighed & proceeded in to Puerto Militar with pilot

12.15pm: Entered Puerto Militar

2.00pm: Paymaster Midshipman Foster joined ship

4.00pm: Leave to Port Watch 4.30-11.30pm

Number on sick leave 7


[Bahía Blanca, Lat -38.7, Long -62.3 is a city on the shores of the Atlantic with deep channel ports along the bay, including Puerto Militar, Lat -38.84, Long -62.2 , the main Naval Base of Argentina. It opened in 1896 but in 1923 was re-named Puerto Belgrano, the name by which it is known today.

Recalada Light Vessel is at Lat -39.0, Long -61.3

I cannot find a reference to Sierra Ventara or Cerro Ventara near to Recalada Light Vessel.]


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21 March 1920

Puerto Militar

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

9.30am: Divisions

Divine Service

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch 1.30-11.30pm

Number on sick list 8


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22 March 1920

Puerto Militar

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

5.50am: Hands painting ship

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Leave to Port Watch 1.30-11.30pm

Number on sick list 8


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23 March 1920

Puerto Militar

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

9.45am: Landed picnic party (150 men)

Hands painting ship

10.00am: Captain Toreles, Argentine Navy, called on Captain

1.00pm: Hands painting ship

Number on sick list 9


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24 March 1920

Puerto Militar

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

8.30am: Hands employed painting ship & blacking down aloft

9.40am: Landed Picnic party (150 men)

Number on sick list 9


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25 March 1920

Puerto Militar

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

9.30am: Exercised Small Arm Companies

10.20am: Hands employed, Training Classes to instruction, remainder preparing for coaling

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch 4-11.30pm

Number on sick list 10


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26 March 1920

Puerto Militar

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

4.30am: Two coal lighters secured alongside

5.15am: Commenced coaling

10.45am: Finished coaling, received 197 tons

Hands cleaning ship

12.30pm: Provision lighter secured alongside

1.45pm: Hands cleaning ship, spread Quarter Deck & Waist awnings, Starboard Watch embarking provisions

5.10pm: Starboard Watch striking down provisions

Number on sick list


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27 March 1920

Puerto Militar

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

4.50pm: Hoisted motor barge, secured ship for sea

Number on sick list 11


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28 March 1920

Puerto Militar to Montevideo

Lat -39.2, Long -61.2

5.35am: Secured tugs ahead & astern

6.00am: Slipped from Wall & proceeded, course as requisite out of harbour with pilot

7.00am: Dropped pilot, slipped tugs, proceeded, course as requisite, down Channel to Bahia Blanca Light Vessel

8.00am: Position: Lat -39.0, Long -61.9

10.00am: Bahia Blanca Light Vessel 2 cables

11.42am: Recalada Light 10o, 1 cable

Noon: Recalada Light 358o

5.30pm: Passed British steamer

7.00pm: Sounded 20 fathoms

8.00pm: Sounded 21 fathoms

Position: Lat -39.1, Long -59.65

10.00pm: Sounded 20 fathoms

11.00pm: Sounded 22 fathoms

Number on sick list 10


[Recalada a Bahia Blanca is listed at Lat -39.0, Long -61.3 but not mentioned as a light vessel. In fact a picture is shown of a lattice tower which was built in 1906 by the same company which built the Eiffel Tower. It is the tallest lighthouse in the Southern Hemisphere, Recalada means ‘landfall’. I think the two lights are either the same or a previous light vessel has now been withdrawn from use.]


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29 March 1920

Puerto Militar to Montevideo

Lat -38.1, Long -57.4

2.25am: Spoke SS Ashenbury [?] (British) Glasgow to Bahia Blanca

2.50am: Spoke SS Arterities [?] (Agentine)

7.05am: Course as requisite for firing torpedo

7.08am: Fired torpedo from port tube

7.38am: Stopped & picked up torpedo

8.00am: Position: Lat -38.5, Long -57.6

9.00am: Land in sight N40W

9.25am: Fired torpedo from starboard tube

9.50am: Stopped, picked up torpedo

10.40am: Cape Mogotes 330o, 6½’

11.00am: Punta Mogotes Light House 317o, 7½’

12.10pm: Cape Corrientes 215o, 9.5’

1.40pm: Beacon N49W 20,000yds

3.40pm: Sighted Beacon NNW

4.00pm: Beacon 315o, 11.5’ approx

4.20pm: Passed Argentine steamer

6.30pm: Dropped 2 targets, carried out aiming rifle controlled firing & searchlight control

8.00pm: Position: Lat -37.2, Long -57.5

8.45pm: Medano Light N27½W

9.15pm: Point Medano Light 314½o

Number on sick list 9


[Punta Mogotes Lighthouse is in Argentina at Lat -38.1, Long -57.55. At Cape Mogotes the direction of the coast alters abruptly making the headland an important navigational marker.

Cabo Corrientes is in Argentina at Lat -38.0, Long -57.5

Punta Médanos lighthouse marks the eastern point of mainland Argentina at Lat -36.9, Long -56.7


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30 March 1920

Puerto Militar to Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

2.25am: Sighted San Antonio Light 284o

3.25am: San Antonio Light 257o

4.00am: Cape San Antonio 243o, 22 miles

8.00am: Position: Lat -35.5, Long -56.4

8.30am: Recalada Light Vessel in sight

8.40am: El Cerro in sight bearing NNE

11.00am: Picked up pilot

11.18am: Entered Montevideo harbour

11.25am: Anchored in 5¼ fathoms

11.45am: Secured tug astern

12.30pm: Secured stern to wall of B jetty

Leave to Port Watch 4.30pm to 7am

2.00pm: Reeled up wires & swept down

Number on sick list 8


[San Antonio Light is in Argentina at Lat -36.3, Long -56.8. This is also listed as Cabo San Antonio in some sites.

Recalada Light Vessel is moored at Lat -35.2, Long -56.3 and marks the beginning of the Punta Indio Channel leading to Buenos Aires. Nowadays ships collect pilots here.

El Cerro is in Uruguay at Lat -34.0, Long -58.25]


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31 March 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.30am: Divisions, Physical Drill

9.45am: Hands employed. Seamanship Training Class away boat sailing, special parties, remainder in parts of ship

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch from 4.30pm to 7am

1.30pm: Hands employed

Number on sick list 8



LOGS FOR APRIL 1920


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1 April 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.30am: Hands employed. Seamanship Training Class away boat sailing, remainder in parts of ship

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

Number on sick list 8


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2 April 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.00am: Held Church [Good Friday]

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch from 1.30pm to 7am

Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 8


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3 April 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

Number on sick list 8


[Local leave rota continues.]


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4 April 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

7.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

9.00am: Roman Catholic Church party returned

9.45am: Landed Church of England Church party

Noon: Church party returned

Number on sick list 8


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5 April 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.00am: Hands employed rigging ship for dance

5.00pm: Read Warrant No 42

Number on sick list 8


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6 April 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

Number on sick list 8


[Ship routine and local leave continue.]


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7 April 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.00am: Hands employed provisioning ship

Number on sick list 7


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8 April 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.00am: Hands employed furling awnings & preparing for coaling

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

1.40pm: Cart load of stores arrived

4.00pm: Hands to bathe

Number on sick list 7


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9 April 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

5.50am: Preparing for coaling

7.00am: Three coal lighters secured alongside

7.20am: Commenced coaling

4.00pm: Finished coaling, received 925 tons

Hands cleaning ship & spreading awnings


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10 April 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

Noon: Read Warrant No 43

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Hands to bathe


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11 April 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

9.45am: Landed Church of England Church party

Noon: Church parties returned

4.00pm: Hands to bathe


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12 April 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.00am: Hands employed embarking canteen & paymaster stores

1.00pm: Hands employed striking down stores

6.00pm: “Dartmouth” arrived

7.00pm: Nine ratings joined ship from England

Mr Pugh Artificer Engineer joined ship

8.30pm: Discharged 6 ratings to HMS Dartmouth

Number on sick list 4

Note: changed to aneroid barometer readings after noon.


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13 April 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

2.00pm: Discharged 1 Petty Officer Telegraphist to “Dartmouth”

4.00pm: Hands to bathe

Number on sick list 9


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14 April 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.30am: Divisions

Hands employed, Training Classes to instruction, provision party embarking beef & potatoes, remainder in parts of ship

4.00pm: Read Warrant no 44

Hands to bathe

6.00pm: Paymaster Midshipman Bennett left ship for “Dartmouth” (temporary)

Number on sick list 9


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15 April 1920

Montevideo

Lat -35.0, Long -56.1

9.45am: Cast off from jetty

10.0am: Weighed & proceeded at 10 knots as requisite out of harbour with pilot, “Dartmouth” in company

10.25am: Dropped pilot.

10.40am: Stopped. “Dartmouth” took station on beam.

11.15am: Proceeded at 10 knots, Carried out dummy throw-off firing at “Dartmouth”

1.15pm: Carried out dummy throw-off firing & signal exercise with “Dartmouth”

Carried out concentration exercise with “Dartmouth”

4.50pm: “Dartmouth” took station on bearing of 40o, 2½ cables, course as requisite for Maldonado

5.30pm: Stopped & anchored in 5½ fathoms

Number on sick list 9


[Maldonado, Uruguay, is an administrative centre at Lat -34.95, Long -54.95]


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16 April 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

10.02am: Exercised ‘out bower anchor’

10.48am: Let go bower anchor

10.51am: Weighed by hand

11.00am: Hands employed reeling up wires & replacing gear

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Hands to bathe

6.30pm: Exercised Night Defence Stations with .303” blank against sham boats

7.20pm: Secured

Number on sick list 9


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17 April 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

6.30am: Fired three [?] torpedoes on 100 yards setting

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

1.15pm: Mr Earlby & 1 Leading Stoker left ship for England

8.00pm: Sent party of 200 men to Dartmouth for concert

11.15pm: Concert party returned

Number on sick list 11


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18 April 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

9.20am: Divine Service

10.30am: Hands to bathe

4.00pm: Hands to bathe

Number on sick list 11


[Well, they do say that cleanliness is next to godliness.

The crew have been getting shore leave in the afternoons when the ship is in harbour.]


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19 April 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

9.00am: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

9.50am: Carried out sub-calibre throw off firing at “Dartmouth”, course & speed as requisite

Exercised torpedo control

10.30am: Course as required for returning to anchorage

10.55am: Stopped & anchored in 5 fathoms

Hands employed sponging out guns

11.45am: Hands to bathe

1.30pm: Hands employed in parts of ship

4.00pm: Hands to bathe

8.00pm: Exercised Divisional Night Defence procedure with “Dartmouth” against steam boats


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20 April 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

9.00am: Weighed & proceeded with “Dartmouth” & carried out reduced charge throw-off firing.

Run 1 “Dartmouth” firing, Run 2 “Southampton” firing, course & speed as requisite

11.00am: Finished firing

11.20am: Stopped engines

12.40pm: Proceeded & carried out Divisional Torpedo Firing with “Dartmouth”, course as requisite

1.50pm: Fired torpedo from starboard tube

2.30pm: Picked up torpedo & proceeded, course as requisite, for anchorage

3.02pm: Anchored in 5 fathoms

Number on sick list 9


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21 April 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

9.30am: Exercised ‘Prepare to tow aft’

9.40am: Exercised ‘Out collision mat’

9.47am: In mat

9.50am: Let go port anchor

9.52am: Weighed by hand

10.01am: Replaced gear, hands employed in parts of ship

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 6


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22 April 1920

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

9.00am: Weighed & proceeded with “Dartmouth” & carried out full charge throw-off competitive firing from starboard battery. Run I, “Southampton” firing, Run II “Dartmouth” firing

11.00am: Finished exercise

11.30am: Stopped engines

12.45am: Proceeded & carried out long range torpedo firing at high speed against “Dartmouth”

1.00pm: Fired torpedo from port tube

1.22pm: Stopped & picked up torpedo

1.30pm: Acted as target ship for “Dartmouth” for torpedo firing

3.00pm: Laid out target for night firing

3.25pm: Anchored in 7 fathoms off Maldonado

5.50pm: Weighed & proceeded with “Dartmouth” & carried out sub-calibre night firing with port battery against two targets

6.50pm: Finished practice

6.56pm: Stopped & weighed target

7.25pm: Proceeded back to anchorage

7.45pm: Anchored in 7 fathoms

Number on sick list 6


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23 April 1920


Maldonado to Montevideo

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

9.30am: Divisions & physical drill

Hands employed, Gunner’s Party sponging out guns, Special Parties, remainder in parts of ship

1.00pm: Sailing boats away racing

4.00pm: Hands to bathe

5.15pm: Hoisted all boats, secured for sea

5.45pm: Weighed & proceeded with “Dartmouth” & carried out night torpedo firing against steam boats, course & speed as requisite

6.58pm: Fired torpedo from starboard tube

7.10pm: Stopped & picked up torpedo

7.30pm: Proceeded, course as requisite for Montevideo

8.00pm: Position: Lat -34.95, Lat -55.1

9.13pm: Stopped port engine, increased to 168 revs on starboard engine

10.30pm: Half ahead both, 112 revs

11.20pm: Flores Light N79W

11.30pm: English Bank Light Vessel S69W

Number on sick list 6


[Isla de Flores lighthouse is in Uruguay at Lat -34.95, Long -55.9

English Bank is in Uruguay at Lat -35.2, Long -55.9: there is no light vessel currently listed there.]


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24 April 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

2.30am: Sighted Whistle buoy N76W

5.30am: Stopped & waited for pilot

6.25am: Picked up pilot & proceed as requisite into Montevideo

6.50am: Anchored in 7 fathoms

7.15am: Two coal lighters secured alongside

7.55am: Commenced coaling

Hands coaling ship & embarking stores

12.20pm: Finished coaling, received 425 tons

Hands cleaning ship

4.00pm: Leave to Port Watch 4.30-10.30pm

Number on sick list 6


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25 April 1920

Montevideo to Bahia Blanca

Lat -35.5, Long -56.3

7.45am: Unmoored & weighed starboard anchor

8.20am: Weighed port anchor & proceeded with pilot as requisite out of harbour

8.50am: Dropped pilot, end of buoyed channel

10.12am: Recalada Light Vessel abeam 5 cables

6.13pm: Punta Medano light S48W

7.43pm: Punta Medano light 285o

8.00pm: Position: Lat -37.0, Long -56.3

Number on sick list 10


[Recalada Light Vessel is moored at Lat -35.2, Long -56.3

Punta Médanos light is in Argentina at Lat -36.9, Long -56.7]


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26 April 1920

Montevideo to Bahia Blanca

Lat -38.5, Long -57.6

2.20am: Altered course to starboard to avoid ship

2.45am: Resumed course

3.10am: Sighted glare of Cape Corrientes Light 245o

4.30am: Punta Mogotes light 203o, 20 miles

7.30am: Punta Mogotes light 356o

11.00am: 92 foot Beacon 353o, 18,800 yards

Noon: 92 foot Beacon 32o

Necochea 286o

1.25pm: Necochea Church tower 338o, 11½’

5.45pm: Position: Lat -38.95, Long -59.45 using Arcturus and α-Centaurus

5.48pm: Altered course to starboard to avoid steamer

5.55pm: Resumed course

8.00pm: Position: Lat -39.1, Long -59.9

Number on sick list 7


[Cabo Corrientes is in Argentina at Lat -38.0, Long -57.5

Punta Mogotes Lighthouse is in Argentina at Lat -38.1, Long -57.55. At Cape Mogotes the direction of the coast alters abruptly making the headland an important navigational marker.

The settlement of Necochea is at Lat -38.55, Long -58.75 while Baliza Necochea Sur (The lighthouse of Necochea) is at Lat -38.6, Long -58.7 just outside the settlement. While it is clear that the settlement is referred to at 1.25pm, it is not clear which site is referred to at noon.

Celestial Navigation is a long established method of establishing the true position of a ship using the sighting of stars or planets and the aid of a nautical almanac.]


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27 April 1920

Bahia Blanca (Puerto Militar)

Lat -38.88, Long -62.11

1.55am: Sighted Recalada Light 328o, sounded 21 fathoms

4.00am: Recalada Light Vessel 20.3o

4.15am: Bahia Blanca Light Vessel 299o

5.32am: Bahia Blanca Light Vessel abeam, course as requisite up buoyed channel

8.05am: Anchored in 12 fathoms

8.07am: Fired salute of 21 guns to Argentine Flag

1.40pm: Fired salute of 15 guns to Vice Admiral O’Connor of Argentine Navy

1.45pm: Weighed & proceeded with pilot to Puerto Militar, secured tugs ahead & astern

2.05pm: Entered no 2 Dock, Puerto Militar

2.20pm: Secured in dock. Hands employed placing shores

Number on sick list 7

[It is now clear that there were two light vessels in 1920, neither is currently listed.]


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28 April 1920

Puerto Militar (in Dry Dock)

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

5.50am: Hands scraping ship’s bottom

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch 6.15-11.30pm

1.30pm: Hands scraping ship’s bottom & ranging cable in bottom of dock

Number on sick list 8


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29 April 1920

Puerto Militar (Dry Dock)

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

9.00am: Hands employed scraping & painting ship’s bottom, cleaning cable lockers & surveying cable

5.05pm: Read Warrant no 45

6.00pm: Paymaster Lieutenant Ball left ship for HMS Yarmouth

Number on sick list 5


[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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30 April 1920

Puerto Militar (Dry Dock)

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship & rigging stages for painting bottom

8.30am: Hands employed, Training Class to instruction, remainder painting ship’s bottom & cleaning cable lockers

1.00pm: Leave to Port Watch 5.30-11.30pm

Number on sick list 4



LOGS FOR MAY 1920


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1 May 1920

Puerto Militar (Dry Dock)

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

8.30am: Hands employed, Gunnery Training Class to instruction, remainder painting ship’s bottom

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch 2.30pm to 11.30pm Sunday [Today is Saturday]

Number on sick list 4


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2 May 1920

Puerto Militar (Dry Dock)

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

9.30am: Hands to Divisions

10.00am: Church

11.00am: Pipe down

Noon: Usual leave

Number on sick list 4


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3 May 1920

Puerto Militar (dry dock)

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: Gunnery Training Class to instruction, remainder as requisite

4.00pm: Usual leave

Number on sick list 6


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4 May 1920

Puerto Militar (dry dock)

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

8.00am: Hands employed as requisite, Gunnery Training Class to instruction

Number on sick list 5


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5 May 1920

Puerto Militar (dry dock)

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

8.00am: Gunnery Training Class to instruction, special parties, remainder as requisite

Number on sick list 4


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6 May 1920

Puerto Militar (dry dock)

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

8.00am: Dressed ship with masthead flags in honour of HM's birthday

9.00am: Gunnery Training Class to instruction, remainder as requisite

5.00pm: Read Warrants 46 47 48 49 and 50

Number on sick list 4.


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Puerto Militar (dry dock)

7 May 1920

Puerto Militar drydock

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

6.00am: Hands employed painting ship’s bottom

11.00am: Commenced to flood dock

2.30pm: Flooded dock to 15 feet

Number on sick list 5


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8 May 1920

Puerto Militar

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

8.40am: Proceeded with 2 tugs out of dock

9.25am: Secured to West Wall, Puerto Militar

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

48 hours leave to Port Watch

Number on sick list 5


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9 May 1920

Puerto Militar

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

9.40am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

Number on sick list 5


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10 May 1920

Puerto Militar

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

9.20am: Exercised Landing Party

10.35am: Gunnery Training Class to instruction, special parties, remainder as requisite

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 6


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11 May 1920

Puerto Militar

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

9.20am: Exercised Landing Party

10.30am: Hands employed

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening Quarters, read Warrant no 51

Number on sick list 5


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12 May 1920

Puerto Militar

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

9.20am: Exercised Landing Parties

Gunnery Training Class to instruction, special parties, remainder as requisite

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 3


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13 May 1920

Puerto Militar

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

8.30am: Exercised Landing Party

Gunnery Training Class to instruction, special parties, remainder as requisite

1.00pm: Hands employed in getting in flour

5.00pm: Read Warrant no 52

Number on sick list 3


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14 May 1920

Puerto Militar

Lat -38.84, Long -62.2

8.30am: Exercised Landing Party

Gunnery Training Class to instruction, remainder as requisite

2.30pm: Secured for sea

Number on sick list 5


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15 May 1920

Puerto Militar to Montevideo

Lat -39.2, Long -60.9

6.15am: Slipped in tow of two tugs

6.29am: Slipped both tugs & went ahead, course as requisite for leaving Puerto Militar

6.50am: Stopped, dropped pilot

6.55am: Went ahead as requisite for channel at no 11 buoy

8.56am: Bahia Blanca abeam 1 cable

10.17am: Recalada Light House 11o, 13’

1.00pm: Gyro compass out of action

Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 5


[Bahia Blanca is at Lat -34.8, Log -55.45

Recalada a Bahia Blanca is listed at Lat -39.0, Long -61.3


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16 May 1920

Puerto Militar to Montevideo

Lat -36.0, Long -56.4

1.35am: Glare of Punta Mogotes Light N38W

1.42am: Punta Mogotes N44W

2.00am: Punta Mogotes Light N62W, sounded 35 fathoms

2.16am: Punta Mogotes Light N62½W, 24 miles

6.20am: Altered course 17o to port to avoid steamer

6.35am: Resumed course

2.00pm: Started sounding for 6 fathom line

3.45pm: Sighted El Cerro N6E

4.55pm: Passed Recalada Light Vessel, course as requisite for entering Montevideo

5.50pm: Passed breakwater

6.00pm: Anchored in 7½ fathoms

Number on sick list 5


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17 May 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

5.50am: Hands prepared ship for coaling

Lighters came alongside

7.20am: Commenced coaling

2.20pm: Finished coaling, received 700 tons

4.00pm: Usual leave

Number on sick list 5


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18 May 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.00am: Dressed ship with flags in honour of Uruguayan Victory

1.00pm: Hands painting funnel

4.45pm: Undressed ship

Number on sick list 5


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19 May 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

Hands painting ship

Number on sick list 4


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20 May 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

10.00am: Store lighter secured alongside

10.40am: Store lighter cast off

1.00pm: Usual leave

Hands make & mend clothes

7.00pm: 11 ratings joined ship for “Dartmouth”

Number on sick list 3


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21 May 1920

Montevideo to Buenos Aires

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship, boats’ crews secure for sea

7.45pm: Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite for leaving harbour

9.44pm: Course as requisite for 10th buoy up channe

Number on sick list 2


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22 May 1920

Montevideo to Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

3.10am: Banco Chico Light Vessel abeam 9 miles

3.50am: Sighted outer port lights S29W

5.27am: Course as requisite for outer channel

7.05am: Picked up pilot

8.35am: Secured tugs bow & stern

9.30am: Anchored in 6 fathoms, secured to South Wall of New Harbour, starboard side to wall

1.00pm: Usual leave

Hands make & mend clothes

3.16pm: Hands paid an advance of money

Number on sick list 2


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23 May 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

9.30am: Landed Church party

Noon: Usual leave

1.00pm: Ship open to visitors

Number on sick list 2


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24 May 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

8.00am: Hands employed: Barge & cutter painting boats; fitting illuminating circuits; Training classes to instruction; remainder as requisite

1.00pm: Usual leave

Number on sick list 2


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25 May 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

8.00am: Dressed ship with flags overall in honour of Argentine festival

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes, usual leave

5.00pm: Undressed ship & illuminated ship

Read Warrant no 53

Number on sick list 3


[The festival is held in honour of the May Revolution of 1810.]


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26 May 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

8.00am: Dressed ship in honour of HM Queen Mary.

1.00pm: Port Watch ‘in provisions’

5.00pm: Undressed ship

Number on sick list 3


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27 May 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

Number on sick list 3


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28 May 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

12.30pm: Landed party for Hurlingham

6.00pm: 30 ratings for “Dartmouth” joined for accommodation

Number on sick list 2


[Hurlingham is a community in Greater Buenos Aires founded by the British in 1888.]


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29 May 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

8.00am: Hands employed

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes, usual leave

Number on sick list 2


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30 May 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

8.40am: Landed Church party

9.30am: Divine Service

1.00pm: Ship open to visitors

Number on sick list 2


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31 May 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

8.00am: Hands employed

12.40pm: Secured tugs bow & stern, slipped from Wall, weighed & proceeded out of harbour

2.15pm: Dropped pilot, course as requisite for Martin Garcia Channel

3.45pm: Shaped course for entering Colonia Roads

4.00pm: Anchored in 6 fathoms, need to clear starboard condenser

4.20pm: Weighed, course & speed into Colonia Roads

4.49pm: Anchored in 4 fathoms

Discharged 11 ratings to “Dartmouth”

6 seamen & 2 marines joined ship

Number on sick list 1



LOGS FOR JUNE 1920


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1 June 1920

Colonia Roads

Lat -34.48, Long -57.86

Hands employed all day

Number on sick list 3


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2 June 1920

Colonia Roads

Lat -34.48, Long -57.86

7.25am: “Dartmouth” weighed & proceeded

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill

Bos’n’s & Gunner’s parties, Gunnery & Training Classes to instruction, boat cleaning. Gun’s crews to Loader in rotation

Number on sick list 3


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3 June 1920

Colonia Roads

Lat -34.48, Long -57.86

9.30am: Small arms companies to exercise

Sailing barge ashore for sand

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Usual leave

4.00pm: Ship open to visitors from Colonia

Number on sick list 6


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4 June 1920

Colonia Roads to Cabeza del Negro

Lat -33.7, Long -58.5

5.50am: Prepared for sea

6.20am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for leaving Colonia Roads & proceeding up main channel

8.00am: Position: Lat -35.3, Long -58.0

9.15am: Passed Martin Garcia

10.30am: Course as requisite for Canal Principal

11.30am: Course as requisite for Uruguay River

12.10pm: Course as requisite for Canal de Marquez

1.00pm: Anchored in 6¾ fathoms off Cabeza del Negro

Number on sick list 7


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5 June 1920

Cabeza del Negro

Lat -33.5, Long -58.45

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 7


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6 June 1920

Cabeza del Negro

Lat -33.5, Long -58.45

1.00pm: Usual leave

Number on sick list 6


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7 June 1920

Cabeza del Negro

Lat -33.5, Long -58.45

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship & preparing diving boat

8.00am: Divisions, physical drill

Gunnery & Seamanship Training Classes to instruction, hands employed fitting Quarter Deck side screens, mess deck painting party & as requisite

Divers carried out monthly dip

1.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

Number on sick list 5


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8 June 1920

Cabeza del Negro

Lat -33.5, Long -58.45

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill

Hands employed, Training Classes to instruction, special parties, remainder as Lat -34.4, Long -57.3

Number on sick list 4


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9 June 1920

Cabeza del Negro

Lat -33.5, Long -58.45

8.30am: Hands rigging fo’csle for concert

Number on sick list 4


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10 June 1920

Cabeza del Negro to Fray Bentos

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

5.00am: Hands unrigging fo’csle & preparing for sea

7.00am: Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite for Canal Tarantanas

7.45 am: Passed entrance to Rio Negro

8.00am: Position: Lat -33.3, Long -58.4

9.25am: Anchored in 7 fathoms off Fray Bentos

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 4


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11 June 1920

Fray Bentos

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

9.30am: Landed small arms companies without arms

Gunnery & Seamanship Training Classes to instruction, special parties, remainder as requisite

1.00pm: As forenoon

6.00pm: Usual leave

Number on sick list 5


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12 June 1920

Fray Bentos

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Usual leave

4.30pm: Read Warrant no 54

Number on sick list 4


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13 June 1920

Fray Bentos

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

9.30am: Prayers

10.00am: Leave to Watch till 11 pm

1.00pm: Ship open to visitors

Number on sick list 3


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14 June 1920

Fray Bentos

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

9.30am: Landed Small Arms Company

Ordinary Seamen away boat pulling

Usual leave

Number on sick list 5


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15 June 1920

Fray Bentos

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

9.30am: Exercised Small Arms Company

10.20am: Ordinary seamen boat pulling

11.50am: Landed Assado party, 120 men

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 6


[Assado is a Portuguese adjective meaning roasted or baked.]


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16 June 1920

Fray Bentos

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

8.30am: Exercised Small Arms Company

11.00am: Landed Assado party, 120 men

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: Ship open to visitors

Usual leave

Number on sick list 8


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17 June 1920

Fray Bentos

Lat -33.12, Long -58.35

9.20am: Exercised Small Arms companies

Special parties, "S" & "SG" training classes to instruction, remainder rigging ship for children’s party

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Ship’s company give children's party.

Number on sick list 7


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18 June 1920

Fray Bentos to Ibicuy

Lat -33.9, Long -58.7

6.30am: Slipped from Jetty, weighed port anchor, course & speed as requisite for passing up river

7.00am: Passed through Banil Pass

8.00am: Course as requisite for Marquiy passage

10.50am: Altered course to enter Parana, Sauer River

11.40am: in Parana Bravo River

1.00pm: Training classes to instruction, special parties, remainder as requisite

3.56pm: Anchored in 7 fathoms

Number on sick list 6


[Ibicuy is a port in the Entre Rios Province of Argentina.

The Parana River is the second longest in South America, it joins the Paraguay River to form the River Plate.

Parana Bravo is a branch of the main Parana River.]


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19 June 1920

Ibicuy

Lat -33.74, Long -59.19

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Usual leave

Number on sick list 6


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20 June 1920

Ibicuy

Lat -33.74, Long -59.19

9.30am: Divisions & Divine Service

Number on sick list 6


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21 June 1920

Ibicuy

Lat -33.74, Long -59.19

Hands employed all day

Usual leave

Number on sick list 5


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22 June 1920

Ibicuy

Lat -33.74, Long -59.19

8.00am: Dressed ship over all in honour of King’s Coronation

4.50pm: Undressed ship

Number on sick list 6


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23 June 1920

Ibicuy

Lat -33.74, Long -59.19

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 7


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24 June 1920

Ibicuy to Zarate

Lat -34.08, Long -59.02

7.30am: Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite for channel

8.30am: Course as requisite for channel between Ibicuy & Zarate

Hands employed cleaning ship, remainder as requisite. Gunnery & Seamanship Training Classes at instruction

12.15pm: Anchored in 7 fathoms

12.30pm: Weighed & proceeded alongside Smithfield Jigryico’s Wharf. Anchored in 7 fathoms & secured to shore with wires.

Hands employed

4.30pm: Usual leave

Number on sick list 4


[Zárate is a port in Argentina at Lat -34.08, Long -59.02.]


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25 June 1920

Zarate

Lat -34.08, Long -59.02

9.00am: Discharged 8 ratings for passage to England

9.30am: Exercised Small Arms Companies with arms ashore

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 3


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26 June 1920

Zarate

Lat -34.08, Long -59.02

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Usual leave

Ship open to visitors

Number on sick list 3


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27 June 1920

Zarate

Lat -34.08, Long -59.02

9.15am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.30am: Divisions & Divine Service

Number on sick list 4


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28 June 1920

Zarate

Lat -34.08, Long -59.02

9.15am: Exercised landing party

10.30am: Hands employed getting in provisions & rigging ship for “At Home”

Lost overboard 35lb cabbage

4.00pm: Admiral’s “At Home”

Number on sick list 4


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29 June 1920

Zarate to Martin Garcia

Lat -34.18, Long -58.185

4.30am: Hands employed preparing for sea

6.45am: Proceeded, course as requisite

8.00am: Passed San Antonio

Course as requisite for Rio Parana de las Palmas

9.30am: Divisions, Physical Drill

Training Classes to instruction, guns crews to loader

10.40am: Entered Rio Parana Guazu

11.20am: Entered Rio Zalavera

1.25pm: Entered Rio Bravo

2.15pm: Entered Rio Sauci

2.45pm: Entered Rio Uruguay

Hands employed as in forenoon

4.40pm: Anchored in 6¾ fathoms

Number on sick list 4


[Rio Parana de las Palmas, Rio Parana Guazu, Rio Bravo are all branches of the Parana River in its delta, where it joins with the Rio Uruguay to form the River Plate.

Martin Garcia is an island at Lat -34.18, Long -58.185 which lies in Uruguayan waters but belongs to Argentina.]


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30 June 1920

Martin Garcia to Montevideo

Lat -34.18, Long -58.185

8.00am: Hands employed, control parties to exercise, Gunner’s party preparing guns for firing, Training Classes to instruction, Bosun’s & Side parties, remainder as requisite

1.15pm: Weighed & proceeded down river

11.23pm: Anchored in 6 fathoms in Montevideo Roads

Number on sick list 4



LOGS FOR JULY 1920


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1 July 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

6.45am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for exercises

7.00am: 1st exercise: “Dartmouth” firing, “Southampton” target ship

8.00am: 2nd exercise: “Southampton” firing, “Dartmouth” target, full calibre, full charge throw-off 50 rounds

8.30am: Hands sponging out guns & preparing for coaling

9.15am: Carried out Inclination & Concentration exercise

9.45am: Shaped course for Montevideo

10.30am: Picked up pilot

10.40am: Passed breakwater

11.10am: Secured tug

11.30am: Secured to wharf

12.05pm: 21 ratings joined ship

12.55pm: Commenced coaling, 950 tons

8.40pm: Finished coaling

9.10pm: Cast off lighters

Number on sick list 5


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2 July 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship & getting in stores

Number on sick list 5


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3 July 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.00am: Hands painting ship & getting in stores

Lost overboard by accident:

Breech safety contact [?]

Ensign white for boats

1.00pm: Hands employed getting in stores

2.00pm: Finished work, hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 5


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4 July 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

10.00am: Divine Service

4.40pm: Prepared for sea

7.55pm: Slipped, weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite

8.25pm: Passed breakwater, course as requisite for Buenos Aires channel

Number on sick list 4


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5 July 1920

Montevideo to Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

3.05am: Banco Chico Light Vessel N 2 cables

8.00am: Pilot aboard, secured tugs bow & stern

8.30am: Entered breakwater

9.20am: Secured to wall in Nuevo Porto, let go port anchor in 6½ fathoms

1.15pm: Paid monthly advance

Hands employed as requisite, Training Classes to instruction

Number on sick list 3


[Nuevo Porto is the port of Buenos Aires, usually called Puerto Nuevo locally.]


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6 July 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Usual leave

Number on sick list 2


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7 July 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

8.30am: Hands cleaning ship & rigging for dance

10.45am: HMS Petersfield arrived & secured in Nuevo Puerto

7.00pm: Hands securing awnings & screens

Number on sick list 2


[HMS Petersfield was an 800 ton minesweeper, she was wrecked on Tung Yung Island, China in 1931.]


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8 July 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship, unrigging awnings & screens

9.30am: Landed Small Arms Companies

Bosun’s, Gunner’s parties, Illumination party, remainder as requisite & reeving dressing lines

10.30am: Urugayan cruiser “Uruguay” arrived in port

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Usual leave

Number on sick list 1


[Uruguay, 1400 tons, was built by the Vulcan yard at Stettin, commissioned in 1910 and scrapped in 1953.]


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9 July 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

7.05am: Dressed ship overall in honour of Argentine Independence Day

10.00am: Hands to dinner

11.15am: Landed Small Arms Companies to take part in ceremonial parade

12.30pm: Ship open to visitors

1.45pm: Small Arms Companies returned

4.54pm: Undressed ship

6.00pm: Illuminated ship

11.00pm: Switched out illuminations

Number on sick list 2


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10 July 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

11.00am: Paid remainder of monthly advance

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Usual leave

Number on sick list 2


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11 July 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

10.00am: Divine Service

Noon: Usual leave

1.30pm: Ship open to visitors to 5.00pm

Number on sick list 3


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12 July 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

8.30am: Hands employed getting in stores & getting up stores for “Petersfield”.

Gunnery & Torpedo Classes to instruction, remainder in parts of ship

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

5.00pm: Read Warrants nos. 55, 56

Number on sick list 3


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13 July 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

8.30am: Bosun’s & Gunner’s parties, Training Classes to instruction, remainder getting in flour

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch

Port Watch striking down flour

Number on sick list 3


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14 July 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

11.40am: HMS Petersfield sailed for Montevideo

2.00pm: Received 199.7 tons oil fuel from Anglo-American Petroleum Co.

4.30pm: 31 ratings joined ship from Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth per SS Andes

5.00pm: Read Warrant no 57

Number on sick list 2


[SS Andes, 15,620 tons, was requisitioned from the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company to become an Armed Merchant Cruiser during World War I. She was returned to civilian service in 1919 but served as a hospital ship 1939-46. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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15 July 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

Number on sick list 3


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16 July 1920

Aground San Pedro Channel

Lat -33.67, Long -59.63

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship & preparing for sea

7.25am: Slipped in tow of two tugs. Weighed port anchor & proceeded under pilot, course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

9.40am: Stopped & dropped pilot

9.45am: Proceeded, course as requisite for Martin Garcia via San Pedro Channel, Rio Uruguay entrance

11.50am: Ship grounded in San Pedro Channel abeam of Nos. 6 & 9 buoys

11.52am: Worked engines astern. No result.

11.55am: Let go port anchor. Several ships aground in vicinity, in channel waiting rise of river

3.45pm: Moved engines to free ship without result

5.25pm: Moved engines to free ship without result

8.45pm: Moved engines to free ship without result

Number on sick list 3


[The port of San Pedro, about 150km from both Buenos Aires and Rosario, is at Lat -33.7, Long -59.65. Even today there are reports of ships having to lighten their load before entering the harbour down the San Pedro Channel.]


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17 July 1920

San Pedro Bar

Lat -33.67, Long -59.63

8.40am: Moved engines to free ship without result

10.00am: Carried out Director Test

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

1.30pm: SS Hyancombus [?] passed up river grounding 1 cable on port bow

5.00pm: Read Warrant no 58

8.45pm: HMS Petersfield arrived, lighter in tow

Admiral transferred flag to “Petersfield”

Took lighter & secured alongside port side

“Petersfield” proceeded up river

Number on sick list 3


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18 July 1920

San Pedro Bar to Rio Sauce

Lat -33.67, Long -59.63

Soundings found: 17’ 10” forward

18’ 6” port quarter

20’ starboard quarter

10.00am: Went astern to free ship

10.10am: SS Magi Star, proceeding down river, grounded 2 cables up channel drawing 19 feet

10.25am: Ship moved astern

11.00am: Anchored in 3 fathoms in channel abreast of No 8 buoy.

Motor barge away sounding

11.45am: Weighed & proceeded

11.55am: Starboard condensers choked, stopped & anchored in 5½ fathoms

12.15pm: Weighed & proceeded up river, course & speed as requisite. Lighter secured port side

12.35pm: Anchored in 3½ fathoms to clear both condensers, anchored in San Pedro Channel

4.25pm: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite up river, lighter secured port side

5.23pm: Stopped & secured additional wire to lighter

5.48pm: Proceeded

7.00pm: Passed through Canal del Infierno

8.35pm: Anchored in 5 fathoms mid-channel of Uruguay River off No 26 buoy

Number on sick list 4


[Canal del Infierno is in Uruguay at Lat -34.18, Long -58.18]


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19 July 1920

Rio Sauce to Ibicuy

Lat -33.81, Long -59.17

6.30am: Weighed & proceeded up channel

7.30am: Entered Rio Sauce

Course as requisite up Parana River

1.50pm: Anchored in 9 fathoms abeam of Wharf Ibicuy

Transferred lighter to “Petersfield”

8.00pm: Commander-in-Chief transferred his flag from “Petersfield” to “Southampton”

Number on sick list 5


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20 July 1920

Ibicuy to Rosario

Lat -33.5, Long -59.9

6.30am: Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite for passing down river to Parana and then up Parana to Rosario

9.30am: Divisions & Physical Drill

Ordinary Seamen at examination, remainder as requisite

5.38pm: Anchored in 8 fathoms off Rosario Wharf

5.52pm: Weighed & shifted billet out of fairway

6.06pm: Anchored in 10 fathoms

Usual leave


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21 July 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

1.06am: HMS Petersfield arrived

8.00am: Ordinary seamen to examination & boat pulling

Special parties & remainder as requisite

10.00am: “Petersfield” shifted billet to coaling wharf

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 5


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22 July 1920

Rosario to Santa Fe

Lat -32.18, Long -60.71

5.50am: Secured for sea

6.00am: Weighed & proceeded up river, course & speed as requisite

7.30am: Passed HMS Petersfield, stopped, sent boat across

7.45am: Proceeded

9.30am: Exercised ‘Action’

10.30am: Secured

1.05pm: Course as requisite for passing up Parana River

3.56pm: Stopped to embark Santa Fe pilot, secured tugs bow & stern

4.05pm: Entered Santa Fe canal

4.47pm: Secured in basin, starboard side alongside

6.00pm: Usual leave

Number on sick list 5


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23 July 1920

Santa Fe

Lat -31.6, Long -60.66

Number on sick list 4


[Santa Fe is a city in North eastern Argentina near to the junction of the Parana & Saladino rivers at Lat -31.6, Long -60.66.]


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24 July 1920

Santa Fe

Lat -31.6, Long -60.66

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 7


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25 July 1920

Santa Fe

Lat -31.6, Long -60.66

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholics

1.00pm: Usual leave

2.00pm: Visitors on aboard to see ship

Number on sick list 8


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26 July 1920

Santa Fe

Lat -31.6, Long -60.66

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes, usual leave

2.00pm: Ship open to visitors

3.00pm: Discharged 12 ratings for passage to England

Number on sick list 5


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27 July 1920

Santa Fe

Lat -31.6, Long -60.66

9.00am: Sanding party, hands cleaning ship’s side, concert party, remainder as requisite

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

7.00pm: Exercised searchlights

Number on sick list 4


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28 July 1920

Santa Fe

Lat -31.6, Long -60.66

8.30am: Departed picnic party

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: Ship open to schools of Santa Fe

4.35pm: HMS Petersfield arrived & berthed alongside ahead

Number on sick list 5


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29 July 1920

Santa Fe

Lat -31.6, Long -60.66

5.00am: Hands coaling “Petersfield”, remainder rigging screens for dance and cleaning ship

8.00am: Special parties as requisite, remainder rigging waist & Quarter Deck for dance

1.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

1.30pm: Finished coaling “Petersfield”

4.30pm: Admiral & wardroom officers “At Home”

7.00pm: Exercised searchlights

Number on sick list 5


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30 July 1920


Santa Fe

Lat -31.6, Long -60.66

9.00am: Picnic party left ship

11.00am: Transferred Commander-in-Chief’s flag to “Petersfield”

11.10am: “Petersfield” sailed for Paraguay

2.00pm: Ship open to visitors

Number on sick list 4


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31 July 1920

Santa Fe to Rosario

Lat -32.10, Long -60.67

8.55am: Slipped in tow of two tugs & proceeded under pilot, course & speed as requisite for leaving canal

9.50am: Left canal

9.55am: Slipped tugs, dropped Santa Fe pilot & proceeded under river pilot, course as requisite down river for Rosario de Santa Fe

4.10pm: Stopped, picked up pilot

4.15pm: Proceeded

4.20pm: Stopped, anchored in 7 fathoms & secured alongside Wharf Rosario, portside to.

Number on sick list 5



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1920


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1 August 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

10.00am: Landed Roman Catholic & Wesleyan Church parties

1.00pm: Usual leave

Number on sick list 6


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2 August 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

8.30am: Shifted ship ahead 50 yards

1.00pm: Paid monthly settlement

4.00pm: 72 hours leave to Starboard Watch

Number on sick list 5


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3 August 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

9.00am: Hands employed painting, running back S2 gun & as requisite. SG gun’s crew running back their gun

1.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

Number on sick list 4


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4 August 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

Number on sick list 4


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5 August 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

9.00am: Hands employed painting P1 gun, crew about their gun, mess deck painting party, Side, Bosun’s, Gunner’s parties

1.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2.00pm: Shifted ship 20 yards astern

5.00pm: Usual leave

Number on sick list 3


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6 August 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

Hands painting ship and boats all day

4.30pm: 72 hours leave to Port Watch

Number on sick list 3


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7 August 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes, usual leave

Number on sick list 2


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8 August 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

10.00am: Church, landed Roman Catholics

10.40am: Unrigged Church

Number on sick list 2


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9 August 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

8.00am: Torpedo Training Class to instruction, hands cleaning mast spar & funnels. Gunner’s, Side & Torpedo parties, remainder as requisite

1.00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

Number on sick list 3


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10 August 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

9.25am: Landed Small Arms Companies

Number on sick list 6


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11 August 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

9.00am: Special parties, Torpedo Training Class to instruction, sanding party, remainder as requisite

Number on sick list 6


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12 August 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

9.00am: Landed Small Arms Companies

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 5


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13 August 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

Number on sick list 5


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14 August 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 3


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15 August 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

8.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

9.45am: Landed Church party, Church of England

Number on sick list 3


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16 August 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

9.00am: Hands preparing ship for ‘At Home’

4.00pm: Captain and Officers ‘At Home’

Number on sick list 5


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17 August 1920

Rosario

Lat -32.95, Long -60.62

Number on sick list 5


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18 August 1920

Rosario to Montevideo

At: “Intersection”

Lat -33.6, Long -59.7

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship & preparing for sea. Pilot came on board

7.00am: Slipped from Wharf, weighed & proceeded under pilot

7.10am: Stopped, dropped port pilot, proceeded under river pilot, course as requisite down river

12.35pm: Passed San Pedro

Course as requisite for navigating rivers Parana & Talavera

4.00pm: Exercised Fire Stations

8.00pm: Entered Rio Uruguay

9.20pm: Passed through San Pedro Channel

10.27pm: Anchored in 6 fathoms, Lat -34.65, Long -58.05

Pilot left ship

Number on sick list 7


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19 August 1920

Rosario to Montevideo

Lat -35.2, Long -56.6

6.10am: Weighed & proceeded

8.15am: Banco Chico Light Vessel abeam

8.30am: Course as requisite for Montevideo down buoyed channel

12.30pm: Altered course out of buoyed channel at no 4 buoy for Montevideo

1.50pm: Embarked pilot

Fired 21 gun salute, salute replied to by fort

2.20pm: Entered Montevideo Harbour, anchored in 5 fathoms

2.35pm: Secured in inner port, Port Quarter alongside B Wharf

5.00pm: Coal lighters secured alongside

Number on sick list 8


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20 August 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

5.45am: Hands prepared for coaling, 2 steam cranes came alongside

6.30am: Commenced coaling

11.30am: Finished coaling, received 732 tons

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

4.30pm: Usual leave

Number on sick list 6


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21 August 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 4


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22 August 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

10.30am: Divine Service

Number on sick list 3


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23 August 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

9.30am: Discharged 4 ratings to hospital

Hands getting in stores

12.30pm: Brazilian warship “Deodoro” arrived & berthed alongside, stern to wharf

Hands getting in stores

4.10pm: Argentine Battleship “Almiranti Brown” arrived & berthed alongside A Wharf

5.00pm: Finished getting in stores

Number on sick list 3


[The Brazilian Coastal Defence Battleship “Marshall Deodoro” was launched in La Seyne dockyard in 1898. She was sold in 1924.

The Argentine Coast Defence Battleship “Almirante Brown” was launched in 1880 and ‘stricken’ in 1932.]


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24 August 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.30am: Landed Small Arms Companies, Gunner’s party embarking ammunition

Hands employed striking down ammunition & stores

Number on sick list 4


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25 August 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.00am: Dressed ship overall in honour of Uruguayan Independence day

Mr Wiggins, warrant engineer, discharged for passage to England

9.20am: Landed Small Arms Companies for ceremonial parade

Hands rigging illuminating circuits

4.30pm: Small Arms Companies returned

Number on sick list 6


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26 August 1920

Montevideo to Buenos Aires

Lat -34.9, Long -57.4

5.30am: Hands preparing for sea

6.04am: Slipped, weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour

8.00am: Position: Lat -35.2, Long -56.5

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

3.15pm: Stopped to pick up pilot

3.30pm: Proceeded under pilot

4.30pm: Secured tugs fore & aft

5.30pm: Secured in no1 berth, New Port, cast off tugs

6.30pm: Usual leave

Number on sick list 8


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27 August 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

Number on sick list 6


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28 August 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 7


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29 August 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

8.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church Party

9.45am: Landed Church party

Number on sick list 7


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30 August 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

10.10am: Oil lighter came alongside, Training Classes to instruction, Corticine [?] party, Oil drum party, special parties, remainder as requisite

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 6


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31 August 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 6



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1920


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1 September 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

11.00am: Paid monthly allowance

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 6


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2 September 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 7


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3 September 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

3.30pm: Shifted ship ahead 20 yards

Number on sick list 7


[Ship chores or training in the morning, leave or afternoon off, not a bad life.]


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4 September 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

9.00am: HMS Petersfield came alongside & secured

9.25am: Transferred flag from “Petersfield” to “Southampton”

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 7


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5 September 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

9.15am: Divine Service on board

1.30pm: Ship open to visitors

Number on sick list 8


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6 September 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 8


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7 September 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

9.00am: Training classes to instruction, remainder employed rigging screens and awnings for dance

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 6


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8 September 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

9.00am: Hands rigging ship for officers dance

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.15pm: Two prisoners from “Petersfield” joined for cell punishment

Number on sick list 7


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9 September 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 7


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10 September 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.30pm: Read warrant no 59

Number on sick list 7


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11 September 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 8


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12 September 1920

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

8.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

10.00am: Divine Service

4.30pm: Argentine destroyer “Cordoba” secured in North basin

Number on sick list 8


[“Cordoba” (890 tons) was one of a group of destroyers ordered by Argentina from European ship builders.]


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13 September 1920

Buenos Aires to Montevideo

Lat -35.0, Long -57.2

6.00am: HMS Petersfield slipped in tow of two tugs

7.05am: Slipped from Wharf, weighed & proceeded in two of 2 tugs under pilot

7.23am: Passed breakwater, slipped tugs & proceeded

8.45am: Stopped & dropped pilot

8.52am: Proceeded

9.00am: Left Buenos Aires Channel, course & speed as requisite for proceeding down river

2.22pm: Left buoyed channel at no 4 buoy, course for Montevideo

4.00pm: Fired 21 gun salute, replied to by fort

4.20pm: Passed breakwater, picked up pilot

4.45pm: Anchored in 6 fathoms, secured stern to corner of B Wharf, Montevideo

Number on sick list 6

Lost by accident 15 fathoms cordage 3" ~~


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14 September 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

6.00am: Commenced coaling

10.05am: Finished coaling, 679 tons

Number on sick list 10


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15 September 1920

Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.00am: Hands provisioning ship, special parties: men sitting Educational Test Part I

1.00pm: 4 ratings rejoined from Hospital

4.00pm: Evening Quarters, read warrant no 60

Number on sick list 8


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16 September 1920

Montevideo to Rio Grande do Sul

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

8.30am: Divisions, physical drill

Exercised Control Parties

11.00am: Secured for sea

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

3.00pm: Evening Quarters

Secured boats

7.00pm: Slipped from Wharf, weighed & proceeded under pilot, course as requisite for leaving harbour

8.30pm: Dropped pilot

Number on sick list 7


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17 September 1920

Montevideo to Rio Grande do Sul

Lat -35.0, Long -54.9

1.40am: Punta Negra Light sighted N69E [Lat -34.9, Long -55.25]

2.45am: Sighted Lobos Light S85E [Lat -35.0, Long -54.9]

Punta Negra Light N35E

7.10am: Stopped – as requisite for torpedo running

7.35am: Lowered whaler & proceeded as requisite

8.00am: Lowered barge, steam cutter, cutter, proceeded as requisite

Ran 4 torpedoes as exercise

11.20am: Hoisted in all torpedoes & boats

12.30pm: Lobos Light S19E 4150 yards

1.30pm: Punta Ignacio Light abeam [Lat -34.8. Long 54.6]

2.40pm: Sighted Cape Santa Maria Light [Lat -34.7, Long -54.15]

4.00pm: Evening Quarters, exercised Collision Stations

Cape Santa Maria N25W 14300 yards

6.31pm: Cape Polonio Light abeam, 4½ miles [Lat -34.4, Long -53.8]

9.55pm: Chui Light N39½W [Lat -33.7, Long -53.4]

10.55pm: Chui Light N68W

Number on sick list 6


[Punta Negra, Isla de Lobos, Punta José Ignacio, Cabo Santa Maria and Cabo Polonio lighthouses are all in Uruguay.

Chui is the name of a Brazilian border town across the road from the Uruguayan town of Chuy. The lighthouse is the most southern in Brazil.]


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18 September 1920

Rio Grande do Sul

Lat -31.85, Long -52.19

1.35am: Sighted: Albardao Light N20W

9.25am: Sighted cranes on breakwater

10.50am: Followed pilot tug through entrance

11.15am: Stopped to pick up pilot

12.40pm: Entered buoyed channel

1.00pm: Secured alongside A3 wharf

4.30pm: Usual leave

Number on sick list 6


[Albardão Lighthouse is in Brazil at Lat -33.2, Long -52.7

Rio Grande do Sul is technically the name of the State in Brazil, the port is correctly known as Rio Grande and is currently the second busiest in Brazil.]


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19 September 1920

Rio Grande do Sul

Lat -31.85, Long -52.19

9.00am: Divisions & Divine Service

10.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

Noon: Usual leave

Number on sick list 4


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20 September 1920

Rio Grande do Sul

Lat -31.85, Long -52.19

9.30am: Divisions & Physical Drill

Ordinary seamen away boat pulling, Training Classes to instruction, Control, Magazine & Shell room parties to drill

Number on sick list 4


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21 September 1920

Rio Grande do Sul

Lat -31.85, Long -52.19

9.00am: Divisions, Physical Drill

After Quarters to Divisional Drill

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

1.30pm: Usual leave

Ship open to visitors

Number on sick list 5


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22 September 1920

Rio Grande do Sul

Lat -31.85, Long -52.19

8.30am: Divisions, Physical Drill

Aired night clothing

Hands employed preparing for ‘At Home’

4.00pm: Admiral, Captain & Officers "At Home"

6.30pm: Hands employed unrigging ship

Number on sick list 4


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23 September 1920

Rio Grande do Sul to Santos

Lat -32.3, Long -52.0

6.15am: Tug took stern in tow

6.35am: Slipped from Wharf, weighed & proceeded

6.40am: Slipped tug

7.40am: Passed buoy marking breakwater

10.00am: Stopped, dropped target, carried out Gunnery Practice – sub-calibre

11.00am: Proceeded

11.20am: Dropped target for Training Class firing

2.30pm: Sighted Mostardes Light bearing N4E [Lat -31.25, Long -50.9]

3.18pm: Mostardes Light abeam 19000 yards

8.52pm: Cidreira Light N38W [Lat -30.2, Long -50.2]

9.12pm: Cidreira Light abeam 14 miles

Number on sick list 3


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24 September 1920

Rio Grande do Sul to Santos

Lat -28.1, Long -48.2

1.25am: Sighted Mampituba Light N35W

2.00am: Sighted Torres Light N54W

2.55am: Sighted Torres Light N75W

5.37am: Santa Marta Grande N27E

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters, shifted to Lower Conning Tower & Hand Wheel

10.20am: Secured, shifted to forebridge steering

10.25am: Dropped target, carried out 1” firing for Training Class

11.25am: Picked up target

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Unshipped sub-calibre guns

4.39pm: Alvoredo Light N76½E 19,000 yards

8.30pm: Exercised searchlights

Number on sick list 3


[Mampituba Lighthouse is at Lat -29.3, Long -49.7

Torres Lighthouse is at Lat -29.35, Long 49.7

Cabo Santa Marta Lighthouse is at Lat -28.6, Long 48.8

Alvoredo is probably Arvoredo Lighthouse which is at Lat -27.3, Long -48.35]


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25 September 1920

Santos

Lat -24.4, Long -46.4

8.58am: Queimada Light N49W, 10700 yards

11.00am: Moella Light N46E

Lage de Santos S61E

12.40pm: Stopped to pick up pilot

1.15pm: Anchored in 7 fathoms, Italian ship “Roma” saluted flag 13 guns, returned salute 13 guns.

1.20pm: Weighed & proceeded alongside Wharf

4.00pm: Usual leave

Number on sick list 4


[Santos, Brazil, is one of the largest seaports in Latin America.

Queimada Light, Lat -24.5, Long -46.7 is on the Ilha Queimada, an island just off the coast with a very large snake population. The only inhabitant used to be the lighthouse keeper and his legendary demise by snake attack is the subject of a film called Queimada.

Moella is probably the lighthouse on Ilha de Moela at Lat -24.3, Long -46.3

Lage de Santos is probably Lajes de Santos at Lat -24.3, Long -46.2

Roma” was an Italian battleship of ~12,600 tons, built at La Spezia Naval Dockyard, launched in 1907 and sold in 1932.]


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26 September 1920

Santos

Lat -24.0, Long -46.34

8.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

9.00am: Divisions. Rounds.

10.00am: Divine Service

1.00pm: Usual leave

Number on sick list 4


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27 September 1920

Santos

Lat -24.0, Long -46.34

9.00am: Hands employed painting down aloft

Number on sick list 4


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28 September 1920

Santos

Lat -24.0, Long -46.34

6.00am: Hands painting sip

4.30pm: Usual leave

Read warrants 61 and 62

Number on sick list 4


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29 September 1920

Santos

Lat -24.0, Long -46.34

Number on sick list 5


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30 September 1920

Santos

Lat -24.0, Long -46.34

10.00am: Landed picnic party, remainder employed as requisite

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 6



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1920


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1 October 1920

Santos

Lat -24.0, Long -46.34

10.00am: Landed picnic party

Number on sick list 4


[The scan is faulty; the right hand edge is missing. The date is missing and has been inferred, some information on crew activities is also missing.]


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[Table of compass deviations.]


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[More data from compass deviation measurements, including correcting magnets.]


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[Information on steering compass.]


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2 October 1920

Santos to Rio de Janiero

Lat -24.0, Long -46.34

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.04pm: Slipped & proceeded under pilot

1.10pm: Stopped to pick up motor barge

1.16pm: Proceeded, course as requisite for leaving harbour

1.47pm: Stopped, dropped pilot

1.50pm: Proceeded

2.30pm: Moela Light 350o

3.30pm: Paid quarterly settlemen t

4.15pm: Sighted Alcatrazes Light on starboard bow

4.30pm: Course as requisite for swinging ship [necessary to calibrate compass devation]

5.25pm: Finished swinging ship procedure

6.00pm: Alcatrazes Light summit S5½W, 6½ miles

7.00pm: Sighted Boi Point Light N86E

8.25pm: Boi Light abeam

8.30pm: Exercised searchlight crew


[Ilha de Moela Lighthouse is at Lat -24.05, Long -46.3

Ile de Porto Alcatrazes Lighthouse is at Lat -24.1, Long -45.7

Pontado Boi Lighthouse is at Lat -24.0, Long -45.25]


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3 October 1920

Santos to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

8.00am: Position: Lat -23.2, Long -43.3

8.30am: Sighted Raya Island

9.45am: Passed entrance forts

Saluted country 21 guns, fort returned salute

Deodoro” saluted Commander-in-Chief’s flag with 13 guns, returned salute 13 guns

10.06am: Anchored in 8 fathoms

11.00am: Divine Service

1.00pm: Usual leave to 11.30pm

Number on sick list 5


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4 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

10.00am: Hands employed spreading awnings & side screens

12.30pm: Tropical routine

1.00pm: Hands to dinner

Number on sick list 8


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5 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

9.00am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill

Training Classes & Aft Quarters to drill, remainder employed as requisite

Consul General called on Commander-in-Chief, fired salute of 11 guns

Admiral Bassets [?] called on Commander-in-Chief, fired salute of 13 guns

1.00pm: Admiral Fontein called on Commander-in-Chief, fired salute of 7 guns

Number on sick list 8.


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6 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

9.00am: Hands employed as requisite,diving boat exercising

Number on sick list 7


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7 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

8.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers

Hands employed, training classes to instruction, divers exercising, remainder as requisite

Furled foc’sle & waist awnings

6.00pm: Furled all awnings for coaling

Number on sick list 6

Note in log: lost overboard by accident: 6 lb hammer


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8 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

5.25am: Lighters came alongside

6.30am: Commenced coaling

9.00am: “Reina Regente” (Spanish) saluted Commander-in-Chief, returned salute 13 guns

11.00am: Finished coaling, received 651 tons

Roma” (Italian) saluted Commander-in-Chief 13 guns, returned salute 13 guns

2.00pm: Hands cleaning ship


[“Reina Regente”, a 5287 ton cruiser, was launched in 1906 at Arsenal del Ferrol and discarded in 1926.]


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9 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 7


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10 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

10.00am: Divine Service

Number on sick list 7


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11 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

12.45pm: Landed picnic party

Number on sick list 7


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12 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

8.00am: Dressed ship overall with masthead flags in honour of Brazilian feast day

Noon: Saluted Country with 21 guns

Number on sick list 7


[12th October is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Aparecida, patroness of Brazil. A statue of the Virgin was caught in the nets of fishermen in 1717 and is the first appearance of the Virgin in Brazil with dark skin.]


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13 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

9.30am: Hands employed getting up striped awnings & torpedo screens, training classes to instruction.

Noon: Store lighter came alongside

1.00pm: Hands employed embarking stores

Electric light party rigging circuits for illuminating ship

Number on sick list 6


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14 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

8.00am: Hands employed rigging ship for ‘At Home’ & preparing for illuminating ship

10.00am: “Yarmouth” & “Dartmouth” sighted in offing. “Yarmouth” saluted country with 21 guns, Fort returned salute of 21 guns

10.30am: “Yarmouth” & “Dartmouth” arrived, “Yarmouth” saluted Commander-in-Chief with 7 guns, returned salute of 7 guns

3.00pm: Admiral, Captain & Wardroom Officers ‘At Home’

4.30pm: Usual leave

7.20pm: Hands unrigging ship

Number on sick list 7


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15 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

9.00am: Hands employed rigging illuminating circuits & as requisite

1.00pm: Hands employed getting in & out stores for “Yarmouth”

1.30pm: Landed picnic party

4.30pm: Held Squadron Regatta

6.30pm: Illuminated ship. All ships in harbour illuminated for water carnival in honour of King of Belgium

9.30pm: Burned searchlights

11.30pm: Switched off searchlights

Number on sick list 7


[King Albert I was the King of Belgium.]


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16 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

1.45am: Switched off illuminations

8.30am: Hands employed embarking stores from “Yarmouth” & unrigging illuminating circuits

10.30am: Practiced manning ship

11.40am: Dressed ship overall & fired salute of 21 guns in honour of the King of Belgium

1.00pm: Oil lighter came alongside

1.35pm: Manned ship, fired salute of 21 guns in honour of the King of Belgium

2.10pm: “São Paulo”, flying Royal Standard of Belgium, proceeded out of harbour, cheered ship

4.00pm: Landed libertymen

8.00pm: Oil lighter cast off, received 136.5 tons

Number on sick list 7


[“São Paulo”, a battleship of 19,105 tons, was launched in 1909 by Vickers. She sank in 1951 on her way to be scrapped.]


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17 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

8.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

9.30am: Division & Divine Service

4.00pm: Evening Quarters, read warrants nos. 63, 64, 65. discharged 3 ratings to “Dartmouth” for detention

6.00pm: Hands employed securing for sea

Number on sick list 5


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18 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro to Bahia

Lat -23.1, Long -41.1

5.02am: Weighed & proceeded in company with “Yarmouth”, course as requisite for leaving harbour

5.45am: Stationed “Yarmouth” S39E, 1 mile

6.56am: Maricas Island Light abeam 4.3 miles approx

8.00am: Position: Lat -23.1, Long -42.8

“Yarmouth” took station on port beam, 1 mile

9.05am: Negra Point Light N21W

Cape Frio Light N88W

Divisions, read prayers

10.00am: Course as requisite for Inclination Exercise

Noon: Cape Frio Light N39W

12.50pm: Cape Frio Light abeam, 11,100 yards

2.00pm: Carried out HA practice against balloons & shell bursts

2.50pm: Completed practice

8.00pm: Sounded in 38 fathoms

Position: Lat -22.4, Long -41.0

9.00pm: Sighted Cape St Thomas Light N38W 20 miles

Number on sick list 8


[Ile Maricas Lighthouse is at Lat -23.0, Long -42.9

Ponta Negra Lighthouse is at Lat -23.0, Long -42.7

Cabo Frio Lighthouse is at Lat -23.0, Long -42.0

São Tomé Lighthouse is at Lat -22.05, Long -41.05]


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19 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro to Bahia

Lat -20.3, Long -39.9

8.00am: Position: Lat -21.0, Long -39.6

10.07am: Course as requisite for carrying out sub-calibre firing on “Yarmouth”

11.00am: Finished practice

6.00pm: Hands to Night Defence Stations, carried out night spotting exercise with searchlights at starshell

7.00pm: Secured

8.00pm: Position: Lat -19.1, Long -38.8

Number on sick list 8


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20 October 1920

Rio de Janeiro to Bahia

Lat -16.8, Long -38.2

12.30am: Sighted glare of Abrolhos Light

1.55am: Stopped starboard engine to repair condenser

2.55am: Abrolhos Light N8E

9.30am: Divisions, prayers

Exercised ‘Action’, carried out full-calibre throw-off firing on “Yarmouth” starboard side

10.45am: Secured

11.00am: Training class firing sub-calibre & 6” full charge

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

6.15pm: Stopped. “Yarmouth” dropped target

6.30pm: Proceeded at 6 knots to carry out 2 runs of full-calibre night firing, star shell & searchlights

7.30pm: Finished practice

Number on sick list 7


[Archipelago Abrolhos (Ilha de Santa Barbara) is at Lat -18.0, Long -38.7]


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21 October 1920

Bahia

Lat -13.0, Long -38.55

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters

9.45am: Commenced throw-off firing at “Yarmouth”, ⅔ charge, 10 rounds per gun

10.20am: Finished exercise

10.55am: “Yarmouth” stationed astern 5 cables, proceeded, course & speed as requisite, into Bahia Harbour

Noon: Stopped for Pratique & Harbour Master

12.10pm: Anchored in 7½ fathoms, hands preparing for coaling

2.30pm: Commenced coaling from lighters

6.15pm: Finished coaling, received 100 tons

Hands cleaning ship & unrigging coaling gear

Number on sick list 6


[It seems that Bahia is the port officially known as São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos, the Capital of the North Eastern state of Bahia.

Pratique is a certificate of freedom from contagious diseases.]


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22 October 1920

Bahia

Lat -13.0, Long -38.55

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite, for leaving harbour

5.30pm: São Antonio Light N3W 13000 yards

Number on sick list 5


[The lighthouse is probably Farol da Barra also known as Santo Antônio da Barra. This is one of the oldest lights in South America; the current tower is built on a 16th century fort covering the entrance to the bay at Lat -13.0, Long -38.55.]


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23 October 1920

Bahia to Pernambuco

Lat -11.3, Long -36.1

4.34am: Position: Lat -11.9, Long -37.15 calculated from Jupiter, Canopus & Capella

2.50pm: Spoke SS Theoris B [?]

Number on sick list 7


[Right-hand part of log page missing!]


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[Blank chart for compass deviations.]


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[Spreadsheet of compass deviation measurements signed by:

T.H. Hallett: Captain

C.H. Philips: Nav. Officer]


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[Remainder of spreadsheet on previous page.]


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[Data on steering compass.]


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24 October 1920

Pernambuco

Lat -8.05, Long -34.86

1.00am: Spoke SS Asaries[?]

7.00am: Agostinho N6W 9m

8.45am: Stopped to pick up pilot

9.20am: Anchored in 4¾ fathoms

1.00pm: Usual leave

Number on sick list 7


[Left-hand side of page missing!

Cabo de Santo Agostinho is at Lat -8.35, Long -34.95]


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25 October 1920

Pernambuco

Lat -8.05, Long -34.86

1.00pm: Tropical routine

Number on sick list 7


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26 October 1920

Pemambuco

Lat -8.05, Long -34.86

8.00am: Ordinary seaman away pulling

9.00am: Hands employed, Aft Quarters to drill, Training Classes to instruction, hands refitting coaling gear

1.00pm: Usual leave

Number on sick list 7


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27 October 1920

Pernambuco

Lat -8.05, Long -34.86

9.00am: Training Classes to instruction, special parties, remainder preparing for coaling & rigging Quarter Deck & Waist for reception

4.30pm: Coal lighters came alongside

8.30pm: ‘Admiral’s Reception’ on board

Number on sick list 7


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28 October 1920

Pernambuco

Lat -8.05, Long -34.86

4.35am: Commenced coaling

12.20pm: Finished coaling, received 410 tons

Number on sick list 7


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29 October 1920

Pernambuco to Trinidad

Lat -8.05, Long -34.86

9.00am: Hands preparing for sea

11.23am: Weighed & proceeded under pilot, course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour

11.43am: Stopped to drop pilot

5.40pm: Sighted Parahiba N33W

8.00pm: Position: Lat -6.7, Long -34.7

8.51pm: Cape Bacopary N45W 18.6 miles

10.00pm: Cape Bacopary N81W 13.5 miles

11.10pm: Cape Bacopary S59W

Number on sick list 7


[Parahiba is at Lat -7.1, Long -34.9

Cabo Bacopari Lighthouse is at Lat -6.4, Long -35.0]


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30 October 1920

Pernambuco to Trinidad

Lat -4.2, Long -36.2

8.00am: Position: Lat -4.7, Long -35.45

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

8.00pm: Postion: Lat -3.5, Long -37.6

Number on sick list 7


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31 October 1920

Pernambuco to Trinidad

Lat -1.6, Long -40.2

8.00am: Position: Lat -2.3, Long -39.75

10.00am: Hands muster by open list

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

8.00pm: Position: Lat -1.2, Long -41.55

Number on sick list 7



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1920


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1 November 1920

Pernambuco to Trinidad

Lat 0.2, Long -43.6

8.00am: Position: Lat -0.1, Long -43.4

9.00am: Crossed Equator South to North

9.30am: Divisions. Hands mustered bedding

4.00pm: Evening Quarters, exercised Fire Stations

8.00pm: Position: Lat 1.2, Long -45.4

Number on sick list 6


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2 November 1920

Pernambuco to Trinidad

Lat 4.0, Long -47.8

8.00am: Position: Lat 2.6, Long -47.7

9.30am: Divisions, hands mustered bags

Training Classes to instruction, boats’ crews about their boats, remainder as requisite

4.00pm: Evening Quarters, exercised Collision Stations, Read Warrant no 67

8.00pm: Position: Lat 4.0, Long -47.9

Number on sick list 5


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3 November 1920

Pernambuco to Trinidad

Lat 6.4, Long -53.4

8.00am: Positon: Lat 5.25, Long -51.65

4.00pm: Evening Quarters, exercised ‘Prepare to tow aft’

8.00pm: Position: Lat 6.6, Long -53.65

Number on sick list 5


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4 November 1920

Pernambuco to Trinidad

Lat 8.5, Long -57.6

8.00am: Position: Lat 7.8, Long -56.05

11.00am: Hands to health lecture

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised evolutions ‘[?] kedge anchor’ & ‘Out fire engine’

Number on sick list 5


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5 November 1920

Pernambuco to Trinidad

Lat 9.5, Long -60.1

8.00am: Position: Lat 9.8, Long -60.2

8.10am: Sighted Trinity Hills N60W

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill, ammunition lecture

1.00pm: Course through Serpent’s Mouth

2.30pm: Icacos Point 1 mile

Course through Middle Channel to Brighton

4.00pm: Evening Quarters, read Warrants nos. 67,68

5.00pm: Anchored in 8 fathoms mud

Number on sick list 6


[Trinity Hills, Trinidad & Tobago, are at Lat 10.1, Long -61.1

Icacos Point, Trindidad & Tobago, is at Lat 10.0, Long 61.9

Serpent’s Mouth is a strait between Icacos Point, Trinidad and Tobago, and the north coast of Venezuela. It lies at Lat 10.0, Long 62.0]


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6 November 1920

Brighton, Trinidad

Lat 10.25, Long -61.63

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Usual leave

Number on sick list 7


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7 November 1920

Brighton, Trinidad

Lat 10.25, Long -61.63

3:45am: Observed large oil fire on island

1.00pm: Usual leave

3.00pm: Laid out buoy for torpedo running

6.00pm: Prepared for torpedo running

Number on sick list 7


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8 November 1920

Brighton to Port of Spain

Lat 10.4, Long -61.5

5.45am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for torpedo firing

6:30am: Fired 1st torpedo

7:22am: Fired 2nd torpedo

8.39am: Fired 3rd torpedo

9.45am: Fired 4th torpedo. Followed track. Torpedo disappeared at end of run

Steam boat dropped two bouys

Course & speed as requisite for searching for torpedo

1.00pm: Boats away sweeping & diving for torpedo

2.15pm: Anchored in 13 fathoms

5.30pm: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for Port of Spain

8.07pm: Anchored

Number on sick list 8


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9 November 1920

Port of Spain

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

6.00am: Hands preparing for coaling

8.00am: Native labour employed coaling ship with lighters

Hands employed, training classes, refitting coaling gear & as requisite

4.00pm: Usual leave

Number on sick list 7


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10 November 1920

Port of Spain

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

1.00am: Finished coaling, received 569 tons

5.15am: Sweeping & diving parties left ship in tug to search for torpedo

10.00am: Spread all awnings

4.00pm: Paid monthly money to ship’s crew

Number on sick list 7


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11 November 1920

Port of Spain

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

7.00am: Hands painting ship

9.40am: Landed band and mourners for funeral of late William Clay of HMS Cambrian

10.07am: Funeral cortege passed ship

12.10pm: Funeral party returned

1.00pm: Hands make & mend

Number on sick list 8


[HMS Cambrian was a cruiser of 4000 tons, launched in 1916 at Pembroke Dock. She was sold in 1934 and is part of the OW fleet.

William Clay, service no 344151, chief plumber HMS Cambrian, died on 10th November from illness.]


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12 November 1920

Port of Spain

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

9.30pm: HMS Constance arrived

Number on sick list 8


[HMS Constance was a 4000 ton cruiser, launched in 1915 by Cammell Laird and sold in 1936. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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13 November 1920

Port of Spain

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

10.00am: Oil lighter secured alongside, commenced oiling

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

3.30pm: Finished oiling, received 145 tons

Number on sick list 9


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14 November 1920

Port of Spain

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

7.30am: Landed Roman Catholic & Wesleyan Church parties

10.00am: Hands to Prayers

Number on sick list 10


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15 November 1920

Port of Spain

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

3.30am: Party left to search for torpedo by sweeping

9.00am: Seamanship Training Class in sailing barge

9.45am: Provision lighter secured alongside

Hands getting in sugar & flour

Marines drawing 12 type G smoke floats

1.00pm Hands employed preparing for sea & getting in provisions & sand

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Sweeping party returned

Usual leave

Number on sick list 6


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16 November 1920

Port of Spain to Colon

Lat 10.9, Long -61.0

[Longitude given in logbook is 6 degrees 58 minutes West; believed to be an error for 60 degrees 58 minutes]

4.00am: Weighed & proceeded course & speed as requisite

7.00am: Anchor in 15 fathoms

Diving boat & sweeping parties searching for torpedo

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill

Hands employed as requisite, torpedo training class to instruction.

3.30pm: Diving & sweeping parties returned, gave up hunt [for torpedo]

Lost: Torpedo 21” Mk IIxxxx, one in no, 1460

Gyroscope ARCG 50, one in no, 1402

Depth roll recorder B&S Mk II, one in no, 429

Heads collision 21”, one in no

Sinkers ½cwt, 6 in no

Buoys, dan, 2 in no

Buoys, reindeer hair [?], one in no

4.30pm: Weighed & proceeded

5.20pm: Passed HMS Cambrian

7.00pm: Chachacare Light S35E

Penas Point S35W

10.13pm Chachacare Light last seen

Number on sick list 7


[Usually items lost overboard are ‘lost by accident’. These were ‘lost’. It sounds an expensive loss if the crew were fined for carelessness.

Chacachacare Island Lighthouse is at Lat 10.7, Long -61.75]


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17 November 1920

Port of Spain to Colon

Lat 12.0, Long -64.3

4.00am: Tortuga Grande S36E

8.45am: Land bearing West

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised collision stations

6.00pm: Broken by accident, one sea thermometer

8.00pm: Los Roques Light S45W

Number on sick list 5


[Tortuga Grande is probably Isla Tortuga at Lat 10.9, Long -65.2, it has a lighthouse, now known as Punta Oriental

Los Roques Light is probably the one known as El Grande Roques at Lat 12.0, Long -66.7 which is on one of the Islas los Roques, part of Venezuela.]


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18 November 1920

Port of Spain to Colon

Lat 12.5, Long -70.1

5.55am: in fishing lines

6.15am: Aired bedding

8.00am: Buen Ayer Hill [?] S19½E

9.15am: Divisions with hammocks

10.00am: Exercised Small Arms Companies

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.55pm: Aruba Island in sight WbS

4.00pm: Pan d’Aguras [?], Aruba Island S75W

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised ‘Out fire engines’ & ‘Kedge anchor’

5.53pm: North Point of Aruba Island S49W, 5.5 miles

Number on sick list 7


[Aruba is an island at Lat 12.5, Long -70.0 which is part of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. It lies about 17 miles north of the coast of Venzuela.]


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19 November 1920

Port of Spain to Colon

Lat 12.2, Long -73.7

9.30am: Divisions. Physical drill

Hands employed as requisite, exercised ‘Burning F type smoke floats’

2.50pm: Sighted land SbW

3.30pm: Sighted peaks of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta S30W magnetic, 85 miles

5.30pm: Stopped Port engine to haul fishing line

Number on sick list 5


[Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is in Colombia at Lat 10.8, Long -73.7]


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20 November 1920

Port of Spain to Colon

Lat 10.5, Long -78.0

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

7.00pm: Sighted Pt Manzanillo Light S21 W

9.20pm: Manzanillo Light abeam 10 miles

11.45pm: Picked up pilot

11.50pm: Proceeded under pilot

Number on sick list 5


[Colón is a seaport on the Caribbean coast of Panama at Lat 9.6, Long -79.6. Today it has spread from its original site on Manzanillo Island. Manzanillo Light is probably Isla Grande which is on a resort island just off Manzanillo Point with similar coordinates to Colón.]


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21 November 1920

Colon to Balboa

Lat 9.2, Long -79.9

12.03am: Anchored in 5 fathoms

5.00am: Hands preparing for going alongside & for coaling.

7.00am: Weighed & proceeded under pilot to coaling plant.

7.40am: Secured in Berth 3

8.30am: Commenced coaling & oiling

11.00am: Received 498 tons coal, 69 tons oil

12.15pm: Slipped & proceeded under pilot, course as requisite through Canal to Balboa

1.05pm: Entered Gatun Locks

2.23pm: Entered Gatun Lake

5.00pm: Passed through Pedro Miguel Locks

5.30pm: Passed through Miraflores Locks

6.40pm: Secured in 16A berth Balboa

Number on sick list 5


[Gatun Lake is an artificial lake which forms the summit reservoir for the Panama Canal Locks.

The Panama Canal has dams, locks and cuttings to join the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

Balboa is a district of Panama City at the Pacific end of the Panama Canal.]


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22 November 1920

Balboa

Lat 8.93, Long -79.55

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Usual leave

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrants nos. 70, 71

Number on sick list 7


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23 November 1920

Balboa

Lat 8.93, Long -79.55

9.00am: Divisions. Physical Drill. Training Classes to instruction, Special Parties, ‘tank party’, remainder as requisite

2.00pm: HMS Chatham arrived & anchored

3.00pm: “Chatham” proceeded

Number on sick list 7


[HMS Chatham was a cruiser of 5400 tons, launched at Chatham Docks in 1911. She was lent to the Royal New Zealand Navy in 1920 and sold in 1926. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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24 November 1920

Balboa

Lat 8.93, Long -79.55

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. American destroyer “Tattnall” arrived from Colon

5.00pm: Furled awnings & prepared for sea

Number on sick list 6


[“Tattnall” was launched in New York in 1919 and sold in 1946]


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25 November 1920

Balboa to Chimbote

Lat 8.93, Long -79.55

6.40am: Slipped & proceeded under pilot, course & speed as requisite

7.00am: Secured to Panama Canal Oil Handling Co Cup no 1

8.05am: Commenced oiling

11.35am: Finished oiling, received 66 [?] tons

11.50am: Slipped & proceeded under pilot

12.15pm: Dropped pilot

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.40pm: Stopped to haul fishing line

6.39pm: Sighted Cape Mallas Light S42W

8.00pm: Cape Mallas Light abeam 10’

Number on sick list 8


[Punta Mala Lighthouse is at Lat 7.5, Long -80.0]


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26 November 1920

Balboa to Chimbote

Lat 4.2, Long -80.2

9.30am: Divisions, Physical Drill. Training Classes to instruction, Special Parties, remainder as requisite

Burned Smoke Floats for exercise

1.00pm: Lost at sea: Sounding line 1308, 105 fathoms; Guard brass 1266, 1; Swizzel [?] 1311, 1; Int~~ 1310, 1

4.00pm: Evening Quarters, exercised Fire Stations

Number on sick list 9


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27 November 1920

Balboa to Chimbote

Lat -0.2, Long -80.6

10.30am: Sighted land on port bow

11.00am: Cape Pasado S20W

Crossed equator North to South

Noon: Cape Pasado S38W

Cape Jarnas N77½W

3.15pm: Cape San Lorenzo S11E

Mont Custs [?] S50½E

4.00pm: Cape San Lorenzo S30E

5.00pm: San Luelheo [?] Point N5E

6.00pm: Isla La Plata S75W to S62W

Number on sick list 7


[Cabo Pasado Lighthouse is in Ecuador at Lat -0.4, Long -80.5

Punta Jama is in Ecuador at Lat -0.2, Long -80.3

Cabo San Lorenzo Lighthouse is in Ecuador at Lat -1.05, Long -80.9

Isla La Plata or Silver Island is a small uninhabited island off the coast of Ecuador at Lat -1.3, Long -81.1. It is part of the National Park of Machalilla and home to a wide variety of wildlife.]


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28 November 1920

Balboa to Chimbote

Lat -3.8, Long -81.5

9.30am: Divisions & Prayers

Noon: Sighted land SE

6.33pm: Altered course to close Peruvian tug. Stopped

6.45pm: Proceeded

Number on sick list 6


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29 November 1920

Balboa to Chimbote

Lat -6.8, Long -81.0

11.45am: Sighted Lobos de Afuera S72½E

2.28pm: Lobos de Afuera Light NE, 5 miles

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised Collision Stations

Lobos Light N17W

Number on sick list 7


[Isla de Lobos Lighthouse is in Peru at Lat -6.9, Long -80.7]


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30 November 1920

Chimbote

Lat -9.09, Long -78.61

3.25am: Sighted Guanape Island Light S70E

5.15am: Guanape Light N75E, 11 miles

8.00am: Co as requisite for Ferrol Bay, saluted country with 21 guns, Fort returned same. Fort saluted Flag 13 gun, returned same.

8.50am: Stopped, lowered motor barge & skiff

9.10am: Proceeded for Chimbote

9.40am: Read Warrant no 73

9.50am: Stopped, anchored in 5½ fathoms

Number on sick list 4


[Isla Guañape Sur Lighthouse is in Peru at Lat -8.6, Long -79.0

Chimbote is between two bays, the Bay of Chimbote, also known as Ferrol Bay, and the Bay of Samanca.]



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1920


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1 December 1920

Chimbote to Callao

Lat -9.1, Long -78.6

7.00am: Secured for sea

10.00am: Weighed and proceeded, course & speed as requisite out of Ferrol Harbour

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

3.50pm: Stopped & exercised ‘Man Overboard’

5.08pm: Lagarto Light N62E, 12,500

6.30pm: Lagarto Light N23E

Number on sick list 6


[Punta Lagarto Lighthouse is in Peru at Lat -10.1, Log -78.2]


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2 December 1920

Chimbote to Callao

Lat -11.9, Long -77.4

1.05am: Sighted Mazorca S60E

5.00am: Mazorca abeam, 9.8 miles

9.45am: Course as requisite for entering harbour

10.50am: Anchored in 6 fathoms

Number on sick list 4


[Isla Mazorka Lighthouse is in Peru at Lat -11.4, Long -77.75]


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3 December 1920

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

4.00pm: Usual leave

Number on sick list 4


[Callao or El Callao is the largest port in Peru.]


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4 December 1920

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: Saluted the Peru Minister on leaving the ship with 17 guns

Number on sick list 4


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5 December 1920

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

9.30am: Divisions & Rounds

Read Prayers

1.00pm: Usual leave

Number on sick leave 2


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6 December 1920

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

9.30am: Divisions & Physical Drill

Hands employed, Seamanship Training Class to boat sailing, Gunnery Training Class, special parties, remainder as requisite

9.00pm: Discharged one rating to SS Orduna for passage to England

Number on sick list 2


[The writing of SS Orduna is not clear but this seems the most likely candidate.]


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7 December 1920

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

Number on sick list 3


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8 December 1920

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

9.00am: Hands employed preparing for coaling & as requisite

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Usual leave

Number on sick list 4


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9 December 1920

Callao

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

4.30am: Lighters came alongside

5.32am: Commenced coaling

6.30pm: Finished coaling, received 663 tons

Hands was down

Number on sick list 7


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10 December 1920

Callao to Independencia Bay

Lat -12.05, Long -77.15

5.00pm: Hoisted boats & prepared for sea

7.04pm: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for leaving Callao

8.10pm: Palaminos Light E 4½ miles

8.54pm: Palaminos Light N15E

Number on sick list12


[Isla Palaminos Lighthouse is in Peru at Lat -12.1, Long -77.2]


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11 December 1920

Callao to Independencia Bay

Lat -14.25, Long -76.2

6.00am: Chincha Island N20E

Blanca Island N73½E

6.30am: San Callow Island N86½E

8.00am: Position: Lat -14.1, Long -76.3

9.50am: Anchored in 17 fathoms

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.30pm: Read Warrant no 74, carried out [??] rifle competition

8.00pm: Weighed & proceeded out of Independencia Bay

9.00pm: Dardo Point N61E, 3 miles

Number on sick list 9


[The Chincha islands are at Lat -13.6, Long -76.4, these small islands were once so rich in Guano that a war was fought over their control.

Isla Blanca is at Lat -13.7, Long -76.3]


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12 December 1920

Independencia to Mollendo

Lat -15.6, Long -75.4

5.30am: Mt Criterion N59E

7.00am: Mt Criterion N34E

8.00am: Position: Lat -15.3, Long -75.4

9.30am: Divisions, Rounds & Divine Service

10.00am: Lobos Point N83E

Sleys Point N30W

Noon: Lomas Point N42E

Mono Chala S81E

3.30pm: Mono Chala N6E

6.00pm: Lobos Point S74½E

Point Chala N28W

8.00pm: Position: Lat -16.3, Long -73.9

Number on sick list 9


[Monte Criterio is in Peru at Lat -15.0, Long -75.25

Punta Lobos is at Lat -15.5, Long -75.0

Punta Chala is at Lat -15.8, Long -74.4

Punta Lomas is at Lat -15.6, Long -74.9]


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13 December 1920

Mollendo

Lat -17.03, Long -72.03

2.00am: Saw glare in sky NEbyN

6.00am: Islay Pt N78E

Correquo Point N39W

6.30am: Course as requisite for approaching anchorage

6.50am: Anchored in 24 fathoms

9.30am: Divisions, Physical Drill, Hands employed

1.00pm: Weighed & proceeded

Number on sick list 5


[Punta Islay is at Lat -17.0, Long -72.1

Mollendo is in southern Peru.]


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14 December 1920

Iquiqui

Lat -20.19, Long -70.15

8.00am: Course as requisite for Iquiqui Roads

9.25am: Anchored in 7 fathoms

Hands employed as requisite

Fired 7 gun salute for Consul

1.10pm: Shifted berth

2.15pm: Finished securing at single anchor to man o’war buoy

Number on sick list 5


[Iquiqui or Iquique is in northern Chile]


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15 December 1920

Iquiqui

Lat -20.19, Long -70.15

8.30am: Hands employed, Gunnery & Seamanship Training Classes to instruction, signalmen to examination, special parties, remainder as requisite

Number on sick list 4


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16 December 1920

Iquiqui

Lat -20.19, Long -70.15

9.00am: Hands employed painting, special parties, Training Classes to instruction, No 2 Small Arms Company to exercise & as requisite

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Usual leave

Number on sick list 3


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17 December 1920

Iquiqui

Lat -20.19, Long -70.15

9.30am: Divisions, exercised Small Arms Companies, Training Classes to instruction, hands blacking down aloft, remainder as requisite

11.00am: Intendente called on Captain. Saluted Intendente with 15 guns

Number on sick list 4


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18 December 1920

Iquiqui

Lat -20.19, Long -70.15

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship & preparing for "At Home"

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes, usual leave

4.00pm: Captain & Wardroom Officers “At Home”

7.00pm: Watch employed unrigging

Number on sick list 4


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19 December 1920

Iquiqui

Lat -20.19, Long -70.15

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

9.30am: Divisions & Prayers

1.00pm: Usual leave to 9pm

5.00pm: Evening Quarters. Secured for sea

Number on sick list 6


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20 December 1920

Iquiqui to Antofagasta

Lat -21.1, Long -70.5

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

9.30am: Divisions & Physical Drill.

Hands employed, Training Classes to instruction, surveying starboard cable, exercised General Control Exercise, remainder parts of ship

11.05pm: Sighted Roca Abatao S24E

Number on sick list 5


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21 December 1920

Antofagasta

Lat -23.6, Long -70.4

1.00am: Punta Angamos S68E

3.00am: Punta Angamos N33E, Punta Tetas S28E

7.30am: Course as requisite for entering roads

8.00am: Anchored in 36½ fathoms

9.00am: Consul General called on Captain

Hands employed as requisite & surveying port cable

4.00pm: Usual leave

Number on sick list 5


[Evidently this Consul doesn’t rate a salute.

Antofagasta is a port in northern Chile

Punta Angamos is at Lat -23.0, Long -70.5

Punta Tetas is at Lat -23.5, Long -70.6]


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22 December 1920

Antofagasta

Lat -23.6, Long -70.4

Number on sick list 4


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23 December 1920

Antofagasta

Lat -23.6, Long -70.4

9.00am: Divisions, Physical Drill, Quarter Deck men painting, Training Classes to instruction & examination, special parties, remainder as requisite

Number on sick list 4


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24 December 1920

Antofagasta

Lat -23.6, Long -70.4

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Usual leave

Number on sick list 3


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25 December 1920

Antofagasta

Lat -23.6, Long -70.4

9.45am: Church & Rounds

Number on sick list 2


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26 December 1920

Antofagasta

Lat -23.6, Long -70.4

9.30am: Divisions & Prayers

Number on sick list 2


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27 December 1920

Antofagasta

Lat -23.6, Long -70.4

9.30am: Divisions, Physical Drill.

Hands employed, Training Classes to instructions, special parties, remainder rigging Quarter Deck & Waist for “At Home”

5.00pm: Admiral, Captain & Wardroom Officers “At Home”

7.30pm: Hands unrigging

Number on sick list 2


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28 December 1920

Antofagasta

Lat -23.6, Long -70.4


Number on sick list 2


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29 December 1920

Antofagasta

Lat -23.6, Long -70.4

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes


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30 December 1920

Antofagasta to Coquimbo

Lat -25.40, Long -70.54

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship, hoisting boats & preparing for sea

8.00am: Weighed & proceeded

9.35am: Tano Point S10E

10.26am: Tano Point abeam to port 4½ miles

Noon: Roca Nepa N14E

Punta des Berges S17E

5.30pm: White Rock N43E

6.35pm: Taltal Point S66E


[Punta Taltal is at Lat -25.4, Long -70.5]


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31 December 1920

Antofagasta to Coquimbo

Lat -28.25, Long -71.4

4.55am: Lumo Point S65E

6.55am: Lumo Point N43E

9.30am: Hands employed as requisite, Leading Seamen educational test, Training Classes to instruction, Quarters to drill independently

Noon: Henodona Point N23E

Lobo Point S81E

2.20pm: Chanaral Light

4.00pm: Cap Leones S45½E

Chanaral Island S12E

Evening Quarters, hands preparing for coaling

6.00pm: Choros Island S61E

Damas Island N8E

Chanaral Island N6E

7.30pm: Pajaros Light S42E

8.15pm: Pajaros Light N68E

9.05pm: Tortuga Light S42E

10.30pm: Commenced sounding, course as requisite for entering harbour

10.55pm: Anchored in 6½ fathoms

Number on sick list 2


[Punta Lobos is at Lat -28.0, Long -71.2

Cabo Leones is at Lat -29.0, Long -71.5

Isla Chanaral is at Lat -29.0, Long -71.6

Isla Choros is at Lat -29.25, Long -71.5

Isla Damas is at Lat -29.2, Long -71.5

The only reference I can find to a lighthouse and Pajoras is Isla Pajaros Niños, 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 which is somewhat outside this area.

Punta Tortuga is at Lat -29.9. Long -71.35

Coquimbo is at Lat -29.9, Long -71.35


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LOG BOOK – JANUARY 1ST 1921 TO December 31ST 1921


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[Ship specification]

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[Wind force reporting instructions]

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[Boats, armament etc carried by ship]



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1921


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1 January 1921

Coquimbo

Lat -29.94, Long -71.36

6.30am:  Commenced coaling

8.00am:  Saluted country with 21 guns, returned by Presidente Errazuriz 21 guns.

  Presidente Errazuriz saluted Admiral with 13 guns. Returned salute 13 guns

10.55pm:  Finished coaling, received 805 tons

Number on sick list 2


[Presidente Errazuriz, cruiser, was launched in 1890 at the La Seyne Dockyard, France. She was converted to a gunnery training ship in 1919 & scrapped in 1930.]


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2 January 1921

Coquimbo

Lat -29.94, Long -71.36

Number on sick list - nil


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3 January 1921

Coquimbo

Lat -29.94, Long -71.36

All day    Hands painting ship

4.00pm:  Landed libertymen

  Read warrant 76

Number on sick list - nil


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4 January 1921

Coquimbo to Valparaiso

Lat -30.22, Long -71.68

am:    Training classes to instruction

11.00am:  Weighed & proceeded

1.34pm:  Huanaquaco E cpl 119

4.00pm:  Evening quarters. Paid hands monthly money

Number on sick list – nil


[The entry at 1.34pm is puzzling. It is possible that Huanaquaco refers to Punta Guanquero Lat -30.17, Long -71.45, which lies to the East but the meaning of cpl 119 is not clear, one suggestion is that it was the reading on the Cherub Patent Log however the 119 does not correspond with the figure in the Patent Log column in the log book. It is possible that more than one log was being streamed at the time.]


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5 January 1921

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

7.10am:  Sighted Angeles Light

8.00am:  Anchored. Saluted country 21 guns, fort returned same

    Saluted flag of Vice Admiral Funktoshi (Jap) 13 guns, “Sung Iwati” returned same

    “O'Higgins” saluted Commander in Chief 13 guns official visit, returned same

  Saluted Consul General 11 guns

2.16pm:  Saluted Chillian [sic] Rear Admiral 13 guns, official visit

Number on sick list - nil


[A noisy day in Valparaiso harbour!

Punta Angeles Lighthouse is at Lat -33.02, Long -71.65

The ship was probaly the Iwate, originally a 9906 ton cruiser, who, sometime in 1921 was converted into a training ship. She was launched in 1900 by Armstrong Whitworth and sunk in 1945.]


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6 January 1921

Valparaiso,

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

am:  Training classes to instruction, special parties, remainder as requisite

  Captains of “Baquedano” & “Lynch” called on captain

pm:  Hands make & mend, usual leave

Number on sick list - nil


[“Baquedano” was a pontoon built in 1898.

Lynch” was probably the Chilean destroyer “Almirante Lynch”, 1453 tons. She was launched in the UK in 1912 and scrapped in 1945.]


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7 January 1921

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

am:  Saluted vice Admiral Funashoki with 18 guns, personal visit

    “Iwate” (Jap) saluted Commander in Chief 13 guns, personal visit

pm:  Usual leave

Number on sick list - nil


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8 January 1921

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

12.50pm:  Admiral Nuinoz, director general, called on Captain

2.30pm:  Saluted Admiral Nuinoz with 17 guns

5.00pm:  Evening Quarters. Read warrants 82, 83

Number on sick list 1


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9 January 1921

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

8.30am:  Landed Roman Catholic Church party

9.00am:  Divisions. Prayers

Number on sick list 1


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10 January 1921

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

6.40am:  Japanese squadron sailed

am:    Training class to instruction

      Sanding party, special party, remainder as requisite

      Lieutenants Linzee & Shaw joined ship

1.25pm:  Chillian [sic] destroyer “Lynch” sailed for S

Number on sick list 1


[There was some confusion over Lieutenant Linzee but National Archives have a full record of Robert Gordon Hood Linzee, born 26 Jan 1900, eventual rank Lieutenant Commander.]


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11 January 1921

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

am:    Hands employed preparing for sea & hoisting boats

    Discharged 2 ratings to SS Orita for passage to England

    Sub Lieutenant Cave discharged to SS Orbita for passage to England

12.25pm:  Weighed & proceeded

2.00pm:  Curaumilla Light S85E

8.08pm:  Topocalma Point Light S44E

Number on sick list 1


[SS Orita, 9266 tons, was built in 1903 for the Pacific Steam Navigation Co. She was laid up in 1927 & scrapped in 1931.

SS Orbita, 15,942 tons, was built in 1914 for the Pacific Steam Navigation Co, after a spell sailing for Royal Mail she returned to PSNC and was finally scrapped in 1950.

Punta Curaumillas Lighthouse is in Chile at Lat -33.10, Long -71.74

Punta Topocalma Lighthouse is in Chile at Lat -34.13, Long -72.0.]


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12 January 1921

Talcahuano

Lat -36.71, Long -73.11

9.00am:  Los Maquis Point S73E

12.35pm:  Course as requisite for entering Concepcion Bay.

1.45pm:   Saluted country 21 guns, Fort returned same

    Fort saluted Commander in Chief 13 guns, returned same

2.10pm:  Anchored off Talcahuano

4.00pm:  Evening quarters, usual leave

Number on sick list - nil


[Talcahuano is a port city in Chile and part of the Concepcion municipality.

Punta Los Maquis is at Lat -36.08, Long -72.8.]


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13 January 1921

Talcahuano dry dock

Lat -36.71, Long -73.11

7.30am:  Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite into dry dock

8.30am:  Secured in dock

10.00am:  Ship took the chocks

am:     Training classes to instruction, special parties, remainder as requisite

pm:    Make & mend, usual leave

4.30pm:  Evening Quarters, exercised ‘Fire Stations’

Number on sick list - nil


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14 January 1921

Talcahuano dry dock

Lat -36.71, Long -73.11

All day:    Training classes to instruction

4.00pm:  Evening Quarters. Fire parties. Usual leave

Number on sick list - nil


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15 January 1921

Talcahuano dry dock

Lat -36.71, Long -73.11

am:    Hands employed cleaning ship & refitting as requisite

1.10pm:  Flooded dock to 16 feet

      Make & mend, usual leave

4.30pm:  Evening Quarters. Exercised Fire Party, ship’s main

Number on sick list - nil


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16 January 1921

Talcahuano dry dock

Lat -36.71, Long -73.11

8.00am:  Landed Roman Catholic Church party

      Hands to Divisions & Prayers

Noon:    Usual leave

Number on sick list - nil


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17 January 1921

Talcahuano

Lat -36.71, Long -73.11

8.00am:  Flooded dock

8.40am    Moved astern in tow of tug

8.48am:  Anchored

10.30am:  Floating crane came alongside, lifted P1 gun

    Hands employed getting in provisions & as requisite

12.10pm:  Weighed & proceeded

1.30pm:  Talca Head N68E 9.5m

4.00pm:  Collier on station

6.00pm:  Carranza Light House N44E

Number on sick list - 1


[Punta Talca is in Chile at Lat -36.53, Long -72.93

Cabo Carranza Lighthouse is in Chile at Lat -35.59, Long -72.62]


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18 January 1921

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

8.20am:  Course as requisite for entering Valparaiso Harbour

8.55am:  Stopped for pilot

9.10am:  Proceeded under pilot, saluted country 21 guns, Fort replied same

9.30am:  Anchored

    “O'Higgins” saluted Commander in Chief 13 guns, returned same

All day:    Training classes to instruction, remainder as requisite

4.00pm:  Evening Quarters, usual leave

Number on sick list 2


[O’Higgins, 8636 ton cruiser, was built in 1897 by Armstrong, Whitworth of Elswick. She was finally discarded in 1946]


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19 January 1921

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

am:    Hands employed getting in provisions & stores from PSNC Duendes

pm:    Hands getting in stores

4.00pm:  Special leave to Watch, remainder getting in stores

7.30pm:  Finished getting in stores

Number on sick list 2


[SS Duendes, 4602 tons, was built in 1906 by Sir James Laing & Sons, Sunderland for the Pacific Steam Navigation Co. She was sold & renamed in 1927 & scrapped in 1932.]


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20 January 1921

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

7.30am:  Commenced coaling

1.30pm:  Finished coaling, received 1966 tons

Number on sick list 2


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21 January 1921

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

am:    Hands make & mend clothes.

      General leave 48 hr

4.20pm:  Saluted HM Minister 17 guns

5.15pm:  Read warrants 84, 85

Number on sick list 1


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22 January 1921

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

pm:    Hands make & mend clothes. General leave to Watch 48 hours

Number on sick list 3


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23 January 1921

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

7.30am:  Divine Service

8.30am:  Divine Service, landed Roman Catholic Church party

pm:  General leave to Watch

Number on sick list 3


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24 January 1921

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

am:  Training classes to instruction, special parties, remainder rigging Quarter Deck & Waist for ‘At Home’

pm:  Hands employed as in forenoon

4.00pm:  Usual leave.

  Admiral, Captain & Officers ‘At home’

  President Alessandri & Chilean Minister of War attended ‘At Home’.

7.00pm:  Hands unrigging after part

Number on sick list 4


[Arturo Alessandri (1868-1950) was President of Chile 1920-4, 1925, 1932-38.]


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25 January 1921

Valparaiso

Lat -33.04, Long -71.62

6.00am:  Slipped, weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for oiling berth

6.45am:  Anchored & secured stern to 2 buoys

9.30am:  Commenced oiling

pm:  Hands employed reeving ship’s ropes & changing Quarter Deck awnings

1.30pm:  Finished oiling, received 200 tons

3.55pm:  Slipped buoys, weighed & proceeded as requisite

4.20pm:  Anchored

6.30pm:  Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

Number on sick list - 1


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26 January 1921

Valparaiso to Ancud

Lat -35.17, Long -72.98

1.07am:  Topocalm Point S51E

5.45am:  Stopped starboard engine, compass error 14½E

7.00am:  Half speed starboard engine

All day:  Training classes to instruction, hands employed about parts of ship

3.30pm:  Quiriquina Light S75½E

    Sugar Loaf S54E

    Lys Pap S33E

8.00pm:  Stopped starboard engine, compass error 16½E

Number on sick list 1


[Isla Quiriquina Lighthouse is in Chile at Lat -36.62, Long -73.03

It seems that navigators were prone to describing anchor bearings in terms which enabled them to run quick checks as to whether the anchor was dragging rather than checking on the correct geographical names. The ‘Sugar Loaf’referred to is probably this one ‘Punta Huentemo, the S entrance point of Caleta Quiutil, is shaped like a sugar loaf and is about 55m high. It appears to be an island when seen from the N or S.’ I leave to the reader’s imagination the shape of Lys Pap!]


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27 January 1921

Valparaiso to Ancud

Lat -39.43, Long -74.07

6.00am:  [?] Island N50E

am:  Training classes to instruction, special parties

    Guns’ crews to loader, After Quarters to drill, remainder as requisite

pm:  Hands make & mend clothes

3.00pm:  Galera Light House S25½E at 13 miles

7.00pm:  Valdura Hill N18E

  Pucatrihue Point N80E

Number on sick list 2


[The Island seen at 6am is a bit of a mystery. It looks like Morbat or Morhat but neither I nor my fellow editors have found a reference to it. The nearest seems to be Isla Mocha at Lat -38.37, Long -73.93

Punta Galera Lighthouse is in Chile at Lat -40.0, Long -73.8

Valdura Hill is indexed as Valdivia Hill and is sited in Chile at Lat -39.8, Long -73.25

Pucatrihue Point is in Chile at Lat -40.42, Long -73.8.]


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28 January 1921

Ancud

Lat -41.85, Long -73.8

2.35am:  Sighted land

3.11am: Corona Head S69E

4.00am:  Corona Light S62½E

5.30am:  Course and speeds for entering Ancud Harbour

6.40am:  “Espania” saluted Commander in Chief 15 guns returned salute 15 guns. “Esmeralda” saluted Commander in Chief 13 guns, saluted

6.55am:  Anchored

am:    Small arm companies, Training classes to instruction, remainder as requisite

2.00pm:  Saluted Intendente on leaving ship with 15 guns

Number on sick list 3


[Ancud was founded in 1767 as ‘San Carlos de Chiloe and named Ancud in 1834, just after the visit of Charles Darwin in “Beagle”. It was founded by Spain to defend the peninsula against the English.

Punta Corona is just outside Ancud at Lat -41.78, Long -73.88

Punta Corona Lighthouse is in the entrance to the Bay at Lat -41.72, Long -73.88

Espania” may have been the Spanish battleship “Espana”, 15,700 tons, launched 1912 at El Ferrol. She ran aground in 1923 and was wrecked.

Esmeralda”, 7145 ton cruiser, was launched in 1895 by Armstrong Mitchell & Co, Elswick. She was scrapped in 1930.]


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29 January 1921


Ancud

Lat -41.85, Long -73.8

pm:    Make & mend clothes, usual leave

Number on sick list 4


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30 January 1921

Ancud

Lat -41.85, Long -73.8

8.30am:  Landed Roman Catholic Church party

9.30am:  Hands muster by Open List to receive Service Certificates

10.05am:  Divine Service

pm:    Special leave to Football and Assado parties.

  Ship open to visitors

Number on sick list 5


[The Assado or Asado seems to be a type of local barbeque – a welcome change from ship’s fare no doubt.]


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31 January 1921

Ancud

Lat -41.85, Long -73.8

am:    Hands employed as requisite, Training classes to instruction, Foremast Quarters to lecture in First Aid

pm:    Hands employed in parts of ship

4.00pm:  Usual leave

Number on sick list 4



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1921


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1 February 1921

Ancud

Lat -41.85, Long -73.8

am:    Divisions. Physical drill

      Training classes to instruction, Divers carry out monthly dip

      Special parties, remainder employed as requisite

pm:    Special parties, Training classes to instruction, remainder preparing for sea

6.00pm:  Weighed & proceeded

Number on sick list 4


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2 February 1921

Ancud to Punta Arenas

Lat -45.03, Long -75.55

5.00am:  Furled Quarter Deck awnings

8.45am:  Put ship’s head to sea, slow both

8.55am:  Resumed course & speed

9.50am    *Huafo Island S69E, S50E.

      Sun sight position Lat 43 19S, Long 75 05W

11.10am:  Hove to to re-secure seaboat

11.28am:  Resumed course & speed

pm:    Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm:  Huamblin Island S40E

Number on sick list 4


[*Probably bearings on extremes of Island

The wind and sea were force 6-7 and state 6-7 respectively

Huafo Island is indexed as Isla Guafo at Lat -43.59, Long -74.68

Isla Huamblin is in Chile at Lat -44.85, Long -75.08]


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3 February 1921

Rio Huemulles, Steffen Sound

Lat -47.8, Long -73.7

4.42am:  Cape Raper Light S71E

11.00am:  Course as requisite for Baker Channel

1.19pm:  Entered Somerset Strait

      Hands make & end clothes

1.45pm:  Entered Baker Canal

4.06pm:  Entered Hoya Canal

5.00pm:  Entered Steffen Inlet

6.15pm:  Anchored

Number on sick list 6


[Rio Huemules is indexed at Lat -45.87, Long -73.55

Cabo Raper Lighthouse is at Lat -46.83, Long -75.63

Canal Baker is at Lat -48, Long -74

Canal Somerset is at Lat -47.95, Long -74.58

Estero Steffen is at Lat -47.67, Long -73.72.]


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4 February 1921

Rio Huemulles

Lat -47.67, Long -73.71

am:    Hands refitting gear as requisite

      Training class refitting sea boats gear

      Exercised Doctor’s Party’ at Action Stations

1.00pm:  Paid hands monthly money

pm:    Hands to make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 6


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5 February 1921

Rio Huemulles to Eden

Lat -47.98, Long -74.67

4.30am:  Weighed and proceeded, course as requisite for leaving Steffen Inlet

5.45am:  Entered Canal Hoya

6.20am:  Entered Canal Baker

9.00am:  Entered Somerset Sound

9.15am:  Entered Messier Sound

3.50pm:  Altered course 16 points to await change of tide

4.50pm:  Entered English Narrows, course as requisite for Eden Harbour

6.20pm:  Anchored

Number on sick list 6


[Canal Messier is a marine channel off the coast of Chile at Lat -48.33, Long -74.7

Angostura Inglesa is at Lat -49.05, Long -74.47

Puerto Eden is at Lat -49.15, Long -74.39]


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6 February 1921

Eden Harbour

Lat -49.15, Long -74.39

7.30am:  Divine Service

9.30am:  Divisions. Hands read Service Certificates. Mustered by the ledger

10.10am:  Divine Service

pm:    Special leave to picnic party

Number on sick list 6


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7 February 1921

Eden Harbour to Puerto Bueno

Lat -50.53, Long -74.75

4.30am:  Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite for leaving harbour

4.50am:  Proceeded into Indian Reach

5.00am:  Entered Grapler Reach

7.00am:  Entered Ley reach, passed small amount of floating ice

7.50am:  Entered Wide Channel

am:    Training classes to instruction, Ordinary Seaman educational examination

10.00am:  Entered Concepcion Channel

11.45am:  Entered Inocentes Channel

1.00pm:  Entered Guia Channel

1.50pm:  Entered Sarmiento Channel

2.50pm:  Anchored in Puerto Bueno

Number on sick list 6


[Indian Reach is indexed as Paso del Indio at Lat -49.25, Long -74.4

Canal Grappler is in Chile at Lat -49.47, Long -74.3

Canal Wide is at Lat -49.9, Long -74.38

Canal Concepcion is at Lat -50.5, Long -74.92

Canal Inocentes is at Lat -50.62, Long -74.7

Guia Channel is probably Guia Narrows indexed as Angostura Guia at Lat -50.77, Long -74,47

The Sarmiento Channel is over 60 miles long and is a major navigation route.

Puerto Bueno is in Chile at Lat -50.98, Long -74.22.]


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8 February 1921

Puerto Bueno to Punta Arenas

Lat -52.21, Long -73.63

5.30am:  Weighed & proceeded, course for leaving harbour & proceeding through Sarmiento Channel

9.30am:  Entered Collingwood Pass & Farquhar Strait

10.30am:  Entered Victory Pass

12.30pm:  Course as requisite for Gray Channel

1.05pm:  Anchored on Otter bank

Number on sick list 6


[Paso Farquhar is in Chile at Lat -51.83, Long -73.88

Paso Victoria is in Chile at Lat -52.02, Long -73.72

Canal Gray is in Chile at Lat -52.35, Long -73.7

I cannot find Otter Bank but Otter Bay at Lat -52.37, Long -73.37 is close to Cunningham Island one of the anchor bearings at Lat -52.37, Long 73.68.]


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9 February 1921

Otter Bank to Punta Arenas

Lat -53.54, Long -72.61

4.00am:  Weighed & proceeded as requisite through Smyth Channel to Magellan Straits

6.10am:  Cape Phillips bearing West 2½ miles

7.00am:  Entered Strait of Magellan

8.00am:  Entered Long Reach

9.25am:  Cape Cooper Key Light abeam

am:    Training classes to instruction, guns’ crews to loader in rotation

11.30am:  Entered Crooked Reach

1.30pm:  Anchored in Fortesque Bay

pm:    Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 7


[Cabo Phillip is in Chile at Lat -52.75, Long -73.93

Long Reach in Chile is indexed as Paso Largo at Lat -53.37, Long -73.0

Cabo Cooper Key is in Chile at Lat -53.25, Long -73.23

Crooked Reach in Chile is indexed as Paso Tortuoso at Lat -53.57, Long -72.47

Bahia Fortesque is in Chile at Lat -53.7, Long -73.0.]


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10 February 1921

Fortesque Bay to Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

5.15am:  Weighed & proceeded for Punta Arenas

7.15am:  Cape Froward abeam

8.30am:  Entered Farius Reach

11.32am:  Anchored off Punta Arenas

Number on sick list 5


[I think that Farius Reach is Paso Furia which is in Chile at Lat -54.43, Long -72.37]


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11 February 1921

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

5.20am:  Commenced coaling

Lost overboard by accident: Patt 3A Sack coak 2cwt - 5 in number

  Patt 646b shovels navigators [?] - 5 in number

  Patt 400 Maul breaking coal - 1 in number

Number on sick list 3


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12 February 1921

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

3.30am:  Finished coaling; slipped from collier, course as requisite for anchorage

4.00am:  Anchored

am:  Hands cleaning ship

pm:  Hands make & mend clothes, usual leave

Number on sick list 3


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13 February 1921

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

11.00am:  Divine Service

pm:  Usual leave

Number on sick list 3


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14 February 1921

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

am:  Hands employed scraping funnels & as requisite

  Training classes to instruction

pm:  Hands as requisite, Training classes to instruction

4.00pm:  Special leave to Port watch to 7am Wednesday

Number on sick list 4


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15 February 1921

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

All day:  Training classes at instruction

    Hands cleaning ship, scraping & painting funnels, refitting wire hawsers, boats’ gear

Number on sick list 5


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16 February 1921

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

All day:  Exercised small arm companies

  Training classes at instruction

  Hands scraping & painting, refitting awnings, boats’ gear, wire hawsers & as requisite

4.00pm:  Special leave to Starboard watch till 7am Friday

Number on sick list 4


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17 February 1921

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

am:  Seamanship training class at instruction.

  Hands scraping & painting upper deck, refitting boats’ gear & as requisite

pm:  Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 4


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18 February 1921

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

All day:  Training classes to instruction, special parties & as requisite

4.00pm:  Usual leave

Number on sick list 5


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19 February 1921

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

pm:  Hands make & mend clothes, usual leave

Number on sick list 5


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20 February 1921

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

8.30am:  Landed Roman Catholic Church party

10.00am:  Divine Service

1.00pm:  Usual leave

  Ship open to visitors

Number on sick list 5


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21 February 1921

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

All day:  Gunnery & torpedo training classes to instruction, remainder as requisite

4.00pm:  Quarters, read Warrants nos 86 & 87

Number on sick list 5


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22 February 1921

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

All day:  Gunnery & torpedo classes at instruction, remainder getting in provisions & variously employed

4.00pm:  Special leave to Port watch till 7am

Number on sick list 4


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23 February 1921

Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

All day:  Training classes at instruction

  Special parties,

gun painting party, remainder as requisite

4.30pm:  Leave to Starboard watch 4.30-11pm

  Ship under sailing orders

10.00pm:  Lieutenant Delap discharged to SS Orduna for passage to England

Number on sick list 4


[SS Orduna, 15,507 tons, was built in 1914 for the Pacific Steam Navigation Company. After several changes of management she was scrapped in 1951.]


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24 February 1921

Punta Arenas to Nuevo Gulf

Lat -52.77, Long -70.47

6.00am:  Prepared ship for sea

7.00am:  Weighed anchor, course & speed as requisite for adjustment of compasss

9.00am:  Course & speed as requisite for passing through Straits of Magellan

11.45am:  Entered 2nd Narrows

pm:  Make & mend clothes

3.30pm:  Passed through 2nd Narrows

5.00pm:  Cape Possession Light N20E, 5’

6.46pm:  Dungeness Light bore N10E, 6500yds

9.00pm:  Cape Virgins Light S43W

Number on sick list 3


[2nd Narrows are indexed as Segunda Angostura and are in Chile at Lat -52.75, Long -70.42

Cabo Posesion is in Chile at Lat -52.3 Long -68.95

Punta Dungeness Lighthouse is in Chile at Lat -52.63, Long -68.43

Cabo Virgenes Lighthouse is in Argentina at Lat -52.33, Long -68.35. Ferdinand Magellan entered the strait which bears his name on 21st Oct 1520, the Feast of St Ursula and the eleven thousand virgins. He named the Cape after the feastday.]


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[These pages contain the data for compass deviation and the positions of the various correcting devices.]


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25 February 1921

Punta Arenas to Nuevo Gulf

Lat -50.29, Long -65.13

6.00am:  Compass error 15o 50’

am:  Exercised small arm companies

    Training classes at instruction, special parties, remainder as requisite

1.50pm:  Watch employed as requisite

4.00pm:  Quarters, read stations for ‘Out Bower Anchor’ & ‘Weigh Bower Anchor by hand’

Number on sick list 3


No logs for 26–27 February.


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28 February 1921

Pyramid Cove

Lat -42.58, Long -64.28

4.00am:  Weighed & proceeded across Gulf to Pyramid Cove

6.42am:  Anchored

9.30am:  Divisions. Physical drill. Read Warrant no 88

am:  Training classes at instruction. Remainder as requisite

pm:  Hands as requisite

Number on sick list 2


[Pyramid Cove is in Argentina & indexed as Puerto de Piramide at Lat -42.58, Long -64.28]



LOGS FOR MARCH 1921


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1 March 1921

Pyramid Cove

Lat -42.58, Long -64.28

am:  Training classes at instruction, remainder as requisite

pm:  Hands as requisite

Number on sick list 2


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2 March 1921

Pyramid Cove

Lat -42.58, Long -64.28

am:  Exercised small arm companies, Training classes to instruction

2.25pm:  Weighed and proceeded

5.15pm:  Came to with port anchor in 16 fathoms in Cracker Bay

5.55pm:  Arrived and anchored HMS Dartmouth

7.40pm:  Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite for leaving harbour

8.10pm:  Nuevo Light N77E, 2’

      Ninfas Light N80E, 5’

8.25pm:  Nuevo Light S

      Ninfas Light N80E

9.19pm:  Nuevo Light N23E

      Ninfas Light S80W

10.26pm:  Delgado Light N22E

11.17pm:  Delgado Light N35E, 11’

11.45pm:  Delgado Light abeam

Midnight:  Delgado Light N76W

Number on sick list 2


[Cracker Bay is indexed as Baia Cracker and is in Argentina at Lat -42.93, Long -64.48 across the Golfo Nuevo from Pyramid Cove

HMS Dartmouth, 5330 ton cruiser, was launched in 1911 by Vickers Ltd. After eventful wartime service she was scrapped in 1930 and is part of the OW fleet.

There are two lighthouses with Nuevo in the name but I think that the one referred to is Morro Nuevo also in Argentina at Lat -42.53, Long -64.15

Punta Ninfas Lighthouse is in Argentina at Lat -42.97, Long -64.31

Delgado Lighthouse is indexed as Baliza Delgado at Lat -40.75, Long -64.92.]


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3 March 1921

Nuevo Gulf to Mar del Plata

Lat -41.02, Long -61.17

12.30am:  Delgado Point Light S76W

1.23am:  Delgado Point Light S56W

9.35am:  Exercised ‘General Quarters’, exercised ‘Steering by hand wheel’

pm:  Make & mend clothes

4.00pm:  Quarters. Exercised ‘Collision stations’

Number on sick list 1


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4 March 1921

Mar del Plata

Lat -38.04, Long -57.53

9.30am:  Saluted Flag of Argentina Republic 21 guns, guardship returned same

  Guardship saluted Flag of Rear Admiral 13 guns. Returned same

9.50am:  Stopped & anchored

All day:  Training classes at instruction, hands as requisite

4.30pm:  Hands to bathe, landed libertymen

Number on sick list 1


[Mar del Plata, Lat -38.04, Long -57.53, is a port city in Argentina. The main port was only developed in 1916 although the first factory was established in 1857.]


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5 March 1921

Mar del Plata

Lat -38.00, Long -57.50

1.30pm:  Hands make & mend clothes, leave to Watch till 8.30pm

Number on sick list 1


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6 March 1921

Mar del Plata

Lat -38.00, Long -57.55

9.00am:  Divisions. Read Prayers

1.00pm:  Leave to Port Watch till 10.30pm

Number on sick list 1


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7 March 1921

Mar del Plata

Lat -38.00, Long -57.50

All day:  Training classes at instruction, remainder as requisite

4.30pm:  Leave to starboard watch till 8.15pm

Number on sick list 1


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8 March 1921

Mar del Plata to Maldonado

Lat -38.00, Long -57.50

am:  Exercised boats under sail

    Training classes at instruction

pm:  Training classes at instruction, remainder as requisite

6.28pm:  Weighed and proceeded, course as requisite for leaving harbour

6.42pm:  Punta Gruta N53W

8.00pm:  Mogotes Light S41W

23.45pm:  Stopped starboard engine


[Punta Gruta is in Argentina at Lat -38.02, Long -57.53

Punta Mogotes Lighthouse is in Argentina at Lat -38.01, Long -57.65]


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9 March 1921

Mar del Plata to Maldonado

Lat -35.51, Long -55.18

1.20am:  Started starboard engine

7.45am:  Stopped port engine

9.30am:  Started port engine

10.15am:  Stopped port engine

11.40am:  Proceeded with port engine

    Sighted land N5W

1.15pm:  Lobos Light N45E

3.15pm:  Stopped & anchored

  Found here HMS Weymouth and Petersfield

Number on sick list 2


[Isla de Lobos Lighthouse is in Uruguay at Lat -35.02. Long -54.88

HMS Weymouth, 5200 ton cruiser, was launched in 1910 by Armstrong Whitworth. She had an eventful war and was scrapped in 1928. She is part of the OW fleet.

HMS Petersfield, 800 ton minesweeper, was launched in 1919 by Lobnitz & Co, Renfrew. She ran aground & was wrecked after she ran aground on Tung Yung Island, China in 1931. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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10 March 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

am:  Barge away under sail

    Training classes under instruction

pm:  Make & mend clothes

    Leave to watch till 8pm

Number on sick list 2


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11 March 1921

Maldonado

Lat -34.95, Long -54.95

6.00am:  Sailed HMS Petersfield

All day:  Training classes at instruction

    Hands as requisite

4.30pm:  Exchanged 1 rating with “Weymouth”

    Pulled off [?] squadron cutter & whaler races

Number on sick list 2


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12 March 1921

Maldonado to Montevideo

Lat -34.98, Long -55.23

10.40am:  Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite for leaving harbour

10.54am:  Sighted Goritti Island Lighthouse N9E, 8 cables

pm:  Make & mend clothes

2.50pm:  Stopped port engine

3.43pm:  Course as requisite for entering Montevideo Harbour

4.00pm:  Started port engine

4.52pm:  Saluted Flag of Uruguay 21 guns, Fort returned salute

5.00pm:  Stopped & anchored in inner harbour

  Sailed HMS Petersfield

Number on sick list 2


[Isla Goritti Lighthouse is in Uruguay at Lat -34.95, Long -54.97.]


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13 March 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.90, Long -56.22

9.00am:  Divine Service

1.00pm:  Leave to watch till 10pm

Number on sick list 1


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14 March 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.90, Long -56.22

5.15am:  Coal lighter came alongside

5.30am:  Commenced coaling

2.15pm:  Finished coaling, Received 880 tons

    Hands cleaning ship

4.30pm:  Leave to watch till 7am

Number on sick list 1


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15 March 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.90, Long -56.22

pm:  Training classes at instruction

4.30pm:  Quarters, read warrants nos 89 & 90

Number on sick list 1


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16 March 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.90, Long -56.22

am:  Training classes at instruction, store parties as requisite

pm:  Hands embarking canteen stores

5.00pm:  Leave to port watch till 7am

Number on sick list 1


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17 March 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.90, Long -56.22

9.30am:  Read warrant no 91

am:  Hands painting ship, training classes at instruction

pm:  Make & mend clothes

4.00pm:  Leave to watch till 7am

6.00pm:  Read warrants nos 92 & 93


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18 March 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.90, Long -56.22

am:  Hands provisioning and storing ship

    Training classes at instruction

pm:  Hands storing ship

5.00pm:  Read warrants nos 94 & 95

    Hands storing and ammunitioning ship

Number on sick list 2


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19 March 1921

Approaches to Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

    Hands ammunitioning ship

1.35am:  Cast off from mole, weighed & proceeded course and speed as requisite to Harbour Entrance. Dropped Pilot, course as requisite up buoyed channel to Buenos Aires

am:  Hands stowing stores

11.00am:  Embarked Pilot

Noon:  Tugs secured bow and stern

1.00pm:  Secured to wall of New Port, Buenos Aires

4.00pm:  Leave to watch till 7am

Number on sick list 2


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20 March 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

7.30am:  Landed Roman Catholic church party

10.00am:  Held Divine Service

1.00pm:  Leave to watch till 7am

Number on sick list 2


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21 March 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

am:  Hands employed painting ship’s side

pm:  Hands to make & mend clothes

    Leave to watch 1.30pm – 7am

4.30pm:  Quarters, read warrants nos 96 & 97

Number on sick list 3


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22 March 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

All day:  Hands painting ship

Number on sick list 2


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23 March 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

am:  Training classes to instruction, remainder employed about parts of ship

pm:  Hands to make & mend clothes, granted usual leave to watch

Number on sick list 2


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24 March 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

am:  Hands painting ship

pm:  Hands to make & mend clothes, usual leave to watch

4.30pm:  Quarters, read warrants 98 & 99

Number on sick list 2


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25 March 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

8.30am:  Landed Roman Catholic Church party

9.00am:  Held Divine Service

10.00am:  Roman Catholic Church party

1.00pm:  Granted usual leave to watch

Number on sick list 4


[It was Good Friday.]


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26 March 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

Number on sick list 5


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27 March 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

9.00am:  Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 5


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28 March 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

am:  Hands painting ship, training classes to instruction

pm:  Make & mend clothes, usual leave to watch

Number on sick list 2


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29 March 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

4.00pm:  Quarters, read warrant no 100

Number on sick list 3


[Not a bad life, work in the morning then overnight leave from 1pm on alternate days and free time on board ship.]


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30 March 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

am:  Hands painting ship, Seamanship Training class at instruction

Number on sick list 2


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31 March 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

am:  Hands painting ship, training classes to instruction

Number on sick list 2



LOGS FOR APRIL 1921


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1 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

9.40am:  Divisions. Cleaned & inspected arms

am:  Training classes at instruction, hands variously employed

1.00pm:  Paid Quarterly settlement to Ship's Company

    Leave to port watch till 7am Monday

Number on sick list 2


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2 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

2.00pm:  Leave to part of starboard watch till 11pm

Number on sick list 2


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3 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

9.30am:  Divine Service

1.00pm:  Leave to part of starboard watch till 11pm


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4 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

am:  Training classes at instruction, hands painting ship, getting in provisions & as requisite

1.30pm:  Leave to starboard watch from 2.30pm till 7am Thurs 7th & to part of port watch till 2300

5.00pm:  Read warrants nos 101, 102

Number on sick list 2


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5 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

am:  Hands painting ship

pm:  Hands make & mend clothes, usual leave to watch

Number on sick list 3


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6 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

am:  Hands painting mess decks & as requisite

Number on sick list 3


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7 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

am:  Hands painting mess decks & as requisite

Number on sick list 3


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8 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

Number on sick list 3


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9 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

Number on sick list 3


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10 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

10.30am:  Divine Service

Number on sick list 4


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11 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

am:  Seamanship training classes at instruction, remainder as requisite

    Arrived & secured alongside Southampton, HMS Dartmouth

Number on sick list 5


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12 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

am:  Prepared ship for Admiral’s Ball, hands as requisite

Number on sick list 5


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13 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

Number on sick list 3


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14 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

am:  Hands working provisions & as requisite

4.00pm:  Quarters, read warrant no 103

Number on sick list 3


[Log signed by CH Philips, Commander (N) on supercession.]


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15 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

am:  Hands employed transporting gear to and from “Southampton”

  Left ship: Commander Philips, Surgeon Commander Horley, Captain Heathcote RMLI

12.30pm:  HMS Dartmouth's Crew turned over to HMS Southampton and vice versa.

  Joined ship: 1 Commander, 5 Lieutenants, 1 Chaplain, 1 Gunner (G), 1 Gunner (T), 1 Warrant Shipwright, 1 Warrant Engineer

  Left ship: 1 Commander, 1 Lieutenant Commander, 4 Lieutenants, 1 Gunner (G), 1 Gunner (T), 1 Shipwright, 1 Warrant Engineer, 1 Paymaster Lieutenant

4.30pm:  Leave to 2 watches 4.30pm to 7am

Number on sick list 5


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16 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

9.20am:  Divisions. Prayers. Read warrants nos 8 & 9

pm:  Leave to 2 watches 1.30pm to 7am & to Boys till 8pm

    Joined ship: Surgeon Commander Bolton, Major Grant RM, Engineer Commander Lester

4.00pm:  Quarters. Watch stowing stores

Number on sick list 6


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17 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

8.15am:  Roman Catholic Church party landed

9.30am:  Church party landed for service at Cathedral

pm:  Leave to 2 watches 1.30pm to 7am

Number on sick list 6


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18 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

am:  Flag of Commander in Chief transferred to HMS Dartmouth

Left ship: Rear Admiral AT Hunt CB CSI, Secretary Blackler

9.20am:  Divisions. Prayes

9.50am:  Hands detailed for provisioning ship, shifting stores & as requisite

1.00pm:  HMS Dartmouth slipped and proceeded. Cheered ship

pm:  Hands employed as requisite about provisions & stores

4.30pm:  Leave to 2 watches till 7am

    Watch embarking & stowing stores

Number on sick list 7


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19 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

am:  Hands provisioning ship & as requisite

    Torpedo training class at instruction

pm:  Make & mend clothes

    Leave to 2 watches 1.30pm to 7am

Number on sick list 7


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20 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

am:  Hands cleaning ship & striking down stores

    Torpedo training class to instruction

pm:  Hands employed about stores & as requisite

    Torpedo class to instruction

4.30pm:  Leave to 2 watches till 7am

Number on sick list 9


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21 April 1921

Buenos Aires

Lat -34.60, Long -58.33

am:  Hands embarking stores & as requisite

pm:  Hands embarking & stowing paymaster’s stores

4.00pm:  Leave to 2 watches 4.30pm to 7am

    Evening Quarters, read warrants nos 104, 105, 106, 107

5.00pm:  Read warrants nos 108, 109

Number on sick list 9


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22 April 1921

Buenos Aires to Montevideo

Lat -34.90, Long -56.22

7.00am:   Slipped. Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Puerto Nuevo. Pilot in charge

8.50am:  Stopped, disembarked pilot

11.00am:  Tested both Sounding Machines

11.15am:  Course as requisite for Indio Channel

pm:  Make & mend clothes

4.15pm:  Sighted El Cerro N31E

5.45pm:  Stopped & embarked pilot

6.30pm:  Proceeded as requisite for entering Montevideo Harbour

7.00pm:  Secured alongside East side of Mole A

Number on sick list 8


[This El Cerro is indexed as Cerro de Montevideo and is a hill overlooking Montevideo at Lat -34.89, Long -56.26]


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23 April 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.90, Long -56.22

5.45am:  Secured lighters alongside

6.45pm:  Commenced coaling ship

3.10pm:  Finished coaling. Received 688 tons

4.30pm:  Hands cleaning ship

6.00pm:  Leave to 2 watches till 7am, Boys till 12.30am

Number on sick list 7


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24 April 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.90, Long -56.22

10.45am:  Divisions. Prayers. Piped down

1.00pm:  Leave to watch till 7am, Boys till 8pm

Number on sick list 9


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25 April 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.90, Long -56.22

8.00am:  Divers exercising monthly dip

9.45am:  Official visit by Captain of the Port. Hands embarking Canteen Stores

10.00am:   Official visit by Uruguayan Minister of War and Naval Commodore

am:  Torpedo training class at instruction

pm:  Hands embarking canteen stores & as requisite

    Torpedo training class at instruction

Evening:  Watch stowing stores

Number on sick list 10


[Local leave continues.]


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26 April 1921

Montevideo

Lat -34.90, Long -56.22

9.30am:  Naval Court of Justice held on board for trial of attempted murder case ex SS Hazelside

All day:  Torpedo training class to instruction

3.30pm:  Court finished. Prisoner and 2 witnesses discharged to SS Highland Pride

4.30pm:  Leave to 2 watches till 10pm

Number on sick list 6


[SS Hazelside, 3045 tons, was built in 1919 by Blyth Shipping & Drydock Co, Blyth as SS War Mosque for the Transport Shipping Controller. She was part of a wartime order and sold to the Charlton Steamship Co in 1919 and renamed SS Hazelside. In 1925 she was sold and renamed “Takahama Maru”. In 1927 she ran aground and was wrecked.

SS Highland Pride, 7468 tons, was built in 1910 by Russell & Co, Greenock for the Nelson Line. In 1929 she ran aground and was wrecked but passengers and crew were saved.]


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27 April 1921

Montevideo to Punta del Este

Lat -34.98, Long -55.77

9.20am:  Slipped, turned, proceeded as requisite out of harbour

10.00am:  Stopped, dropped Pilot

11.23am:  Flores Light abeam, 2.2’

2.09pm:  Pan de Azucar Hill abeam to port

3.23pm:  Course as requisite for entering Punta del Este

3.30pm:  Anchored

4.30pm:  Watch ashore working about targets

9.00pm:  Hoisted targets aboard

10.07pm:  Weighed, Turned. Proceeded as requisite out of harbour

11.43pm:  Santa Maria Light bore N58E

Number on sick list 9


[Isla de Flores Lighthouse is in Uruguay at Lat -34.95, Long -55.93

Cerro de Pan de Azucar is in Uruguay at Lat -34.83, Long -55.27

Punta del Este is in Uruguay at Lat -34.97, Long -54.95

Cabo Santa Maria Lighthouse is in Uruguay at Lat -34.67, Long -54.15.]


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This page omitted in error


[This page in the logbook was not filled in and the above entry written and initialled.]


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28 April 1921

Punta del Este to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -33.97, Long -53.0

2.00am:  Stopped port engine

3.24am:  Sighted Polonio Light N21 E

3.50am:  Started port engine

8.24am:  Stopped port engine

9.35am:  Stopped starboard engine

11.04am:  Proceeded with starboard engine

11.35am:  Stopped starboard engine

12.20pm:  Proceeded with starboard engine

pm:  Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 9


[Cabo Polonio Lighthouse is in Uruguay at Lat -34.41, Long -53.78.

I think the engine room will have heard some choice language today!]


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29 April 1921

Punta del Este to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -30.92, Long -49.93

9.20am:  Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Fire Stations

am:  Hands employed as requisite

  Guns’ crews to loader drill

  Torpedo training class to examination

pm:  Hands cleaning ship

  Guns’ crews to loader drill

  Torpedo training class to examination

3.10-3.20pm:  Passed through fog bank

4.30pm:  Evening Quarters, collision stations

Number on sick list 9


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30 April 1921

Montevideo to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -26.62, Long -46.23

12.15am:  Sighted Santa Marta Grande Light NbW

3.15am:  Santa Marta Grande Light bore N81W

8.00am:  Reduced to 160 revs (starboard engine)

pm:  Hands make & mend clothes

8.40pm:  140 revs (starboard engine)

Number on sick list 7


[Cabo Santa Marta Lighthouse is in Brazil at Lat -28.6, Long -48.82.]



LOGS FOR MAY 1921


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1 May 1921

Montevideo to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -25.07, Long -44.12

10.30am:  Divine Service

8.00pm:  150 revs (starboard engine)

Number on sick list 8


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2 May 1921

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.90, Long -43.17

3.27am:  Sighted lights of Rio bearing N35E

    Sighted Raza Light N63E

6.45am:  Courses as requisite for entering harbour

7.00am:  Saluted Brazil with 21 guns

7.17am:  Stopped & anchored

8.00am:  Saluted Brazilian Admiral with 15 guns

am:  Hands cleaning ship, spreading awnings & as requisite

1.00pm:  Leave to Blue watch & 2nd Part White watch till 7am 4th May

    Leave to the Part till 7am

3.00pm;  Official visit by Captain of "Sao Paolo"

Number on sick list 7

Official visit by Captain of Sao Paolo


[Ile Rasa Lighthouse is in Brazil at Lat -23.07, Long -43.15

Sao Paulo”, 19,105 ton battleship, was launched in 1909 by Armstrong Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness. She sank in 1951 when her tow line parted as she was on her way for scrapping.]


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3 May 1921

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.90, Long -43.17

8.00am:  Dressed ship with masthead flags

am:  Boys to instruction – loader drill

10.45am:  Commodore RN Brazil paid official visit. Saluted on leaving with 11 guns

Noon:  Fired 21 guns for anniversary of discovery of Brazil

Number on sick list 7


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4 May 1921

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.90, Long -43.17

1.00pm:  General leave to Red watch & 1st part of White watch 1.30pm – 7am 6th May

3.00pm:  Official Visit by British Ambassador and Consul General

4.30pm:  Leave to the part till 7am

Number on sick list 6


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5 May 1921

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.90, Long -43.17

10.30am:  Officer of the Guard boarded Brazilian Cruiser “Deodoro”

4.30pm:  Leave to part [of watch] till 7am

Number on sick list 7


[“Marshall Deodoro” was a coastal defence battleship (about the size of a British cruiser) built in 1898 at the Le Seyne shipyard in France. She was sold in 1924.]


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6 May 1921

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.90, Long -43.17

8.00am:  Dressed ship overall in honour of Accession Day

Noon:  Fired salute of 21 guns

am:  Hands employed furling awnings & preparing for coaling

4.30pm:  Leave to 2 watches till 7am

5.25pm:  Sunset. Undressed ship

6.00pm:  Hands aboard preparing for coaling

Number on sick list 6


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7 May 1921

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.90, Long -43.17

6.00am:  Lighters secured alongside

7.10am:  Commenced coaling ship

4.30pm:  Finished coaling, received 592 tons

7.28pm:  Weighed and turned

7.50pm:  Fort Lage abeam 3 cables

9.22pm:  Maricas Light abeam 3¼ miles

10.39pm:  Negra Point Light abeam, 13 miles

Number on sick list 8


[Ile Maricas Lighthouse is in Brazil at Lat -23.02, Long -42.92

Ponta Negra Lighthouse is in Brazil at Lat -22.97, Long -42.7.]


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8 May 1921

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -24.02, Long -39.78

12.55am:  Sighted Cape Frio Light N72E

3.30am:  Cape Frio abeam, 25 miles

4.35am:  Altered course to avoid steamer vessel

Number on sick list 9


[Cabo Frio Lighthouse is in Brazil at Lat -23.02, Long -42.00.]


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9 May 1921

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -25.54, Long -35.88

am:  Hands striking down deck cargo of coal

    Torpedo training class at instruction

11.15am:  Hands cleaning ship

Number on sick list 11


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10 May 1921

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -26.92, Long -33.33

All day:  Gunnery training class to instruction

pm:  Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 9


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11 May 1921

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -28.34, Long -29.72

All day:  Gunnery training class to instruction

Number on sick list 8


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12 May 1921

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -29.24, Long -24.77

am:  Hands employed about webbing equipment & as requisite

    Gunnery training class at instruction

pm:  Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 7


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13 May 1921

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -30.59, Long -22.12

All day:  Gunnery training class at instruction

Number on sick list 7


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14 May 1921

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -31.53, Long -17.98

8.00am:  Checked [compass] deviation, 4oW

pm:  Hands make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 7


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15 May 1921

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -32.47, Long -13.65

10.30am:  Divine Service

Number on sick list 8


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16 May 1921

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -33.27, Long -9.38

1.55am:  Moonset

10.40am:  Exercised ‘Prepare to be taken in tow’

pm:  Gunnery training class to instruction, remainder of 2 watches as requisite

    Director Test with S2 gun

7.00pm:  Red watch exercised ‘Burning searchlights’

Number on sick list 8

1

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17 May 1921

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -33.78, Long -4.80

9.40am:  Hands mustering bags

pm:  Hands as requisite – 2 watches. Gunnery training class to instruction

4.30pm:  Quarters. Exercised ‘Prepare to tow aft’

Number on sick list 8


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18 May 1921

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -34.37, Long -0.17

9.20am:  Divisions. Prayers. All seaman ratings mustered bedding

11.00am:  Medical Lecture

pm:  Party unfuzing High Explosive shell

  Gunnery Training Classes at instruction

4.30pm:  Evening Quarters. Exercised ‘Collision Stations’

Number on sick list 6


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19 May 1921

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -34.61, Long 4.23

9.20am:  Divisions & Prayers. Hands to Platoon drill with Arms and Equipment

pm:  Make & mend clothes

4.30pm:  Evening Quarters. Read stations for 'Out fire engines'

Number on sick list 9


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20 May 1921

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -34.70, Long 8.48

9.30am:  Exercised ‘Action Stations’

All day:  Gunnery training class to instruction

Number on sick list 8


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21 May 1921

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -34.67, Long 14.23

am:  Gunnery training class to instruction

pm:  Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 9


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22 May 1921

Rio de Janeiro to Simonstown

Lat -34.47, Long 16.00

6.00am:  Stopped starboard engine

7.27am:  Proceeded with starboard engine

1.30pm:  Sighted land on port bow

4.20pm:  Cape of Good Hope Light S72E

6.05pm:  Altered course as requisite for rounding Cape of Good Hope and proceeding to Simons Bay

7.20pm:  Anchored

Number on sick list 9


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23 May 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

7.20am:  Landed Dockyard Party for berthing ship

7.25am:  Weighed and proceeded as requisite into Basin

8.00am:  Secured alongside West wall of Dockyard

9.30am:  Hands employed disembarking ammunition and as requisite

1.30pm:  Divisions. Commander in Chief of South African Station came on board

1.55pm:  Hands employed disembarking ammunition and as requisite

4.50pm:  Read warrant no 112. Landed 3 Stokers with escort for detention quarters

    Leave to 2 watches 4.30 to 7am

6.00pm:  One watch disembarking ammunition

Number on sick list 8


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24 May 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

All day:  Hands disembarking ammunition

12.30pm:  Joined ship Captain Braithwaite and Lieutenant Commander Clayton

5.00pm:  Read warrant no 113

Lost overboard by accident: 1 3pdr ammunition box

[Log page signed by HLI Kirkpatrick, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, on 25.5.1921]


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25 May 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

8.30am:  Cast off and proceeded into dock

9.15am:  Secured in dock

pm:  12 Ratings discharged to hospital

  Divers away diving for ammunition box

    Employed scrubbing down ship’s side & bottom

Number on sick list 8


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26 May 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

All day:  Employed landing stores, scraping down dock, dismounting guns and as requisite

5.00pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 7am

Number on sick list 3


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27 May 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

All day:  Employed ranging cable for survey and as requisite for refit

5.00pm:  Leave to White & Blue watches till 7am


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28 May 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

pm:  Leave to Red Watch till 7am 30th

    Leave to Blue Watch till 7am 29th

    Make & mend

5.00pm:  Fire stations correct


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29 May 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

8.30am:  Landed Church Parties

9.30am:  Divisions. Divine Service

1.00pm:  Leave to White Watch till 7am, Boys till 9pm

5.00pm:  Fire stations correct


4f4d1987a2fc8ee0920022a7: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-85369/0082_0.jpg)


30 May 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list 1


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31 May 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

10.00am:  Read warrant no 116

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am

Number on sick list - nil



LOGS FOR JUNE 1921


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1 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

1.00pm:  Paid monthly advance


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2 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

pm:  Hands returning stores & as requisite for refit

4.30pm:  Leave to White watch till 7am 3rd

  Leave to Blue watch till 7am 4th

Number on sick list 1


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3 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

8.00am:  Dressed ship, masthead flags

    Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am

Number on sick list 1


[King’s Official Birthday.]


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4 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

1.30pm:  Leave to White watch till 7am 6th

    Leave to Red watch till 7am 5th

    Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 2


4f4d1989a2fc8ee0920022ad: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-85369/0085_0.jpg)


5 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

10.00am:  Divine Service

1.00pm:  Leave to Red Watch till 7am, Boys to 7pm

2.30pm:  Discharged 3 Ratings to Hospital

Number on sick list 1


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6 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am:  Employed as requisite for refit

    Tested diving pumps

1.00pm:  1 Rating rejoined ship from hospital. Discharged 1 Rating to hospital

pm:  Employed as requisite for refit

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am

Number on sick list 1


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7 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

1.00pm:  Discharged 1 Rating to hospital

Number on sick list 1


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8 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

7.00am:  HMS Dublin proceeded to anchorage

1.00pm:  Discharged 2 Railings to hospital

Number on sick list 2


[HMS Dublin, 5500 ton cruiser, was launched in 1911 by William Beardmore Co. She was scrapped in 1926 and is part of the OW fleet.

Refitting and local leave continue.]


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9 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

6.00pm:  Sailed HMS Dublin

Number on sick list 2


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10 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

12.30pm:  Discharged 2 Ratings to hospital

1.40pm:  Launch No 62 broke away from wall. Employed salving launch and as requisite

  Dockyard launch endeavouring to take No 62 in tow

3.15pm:  Launch No 62 sank

Number on sick list 2


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11 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

1.00pm:  Leave to Blue watch to 8am 13th

    Leave to White watch to 8am 12th

    Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 1


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12 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

10.00am:  Landed Church of England church party for service in Dockyard

1.00pm:  Leave to Red watch to 8am

Number on sick list 1


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13 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


[Refitting & local leave continue.]


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14 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

5.00pm:  Read warrant no 118


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15 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list 1


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16 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list 3


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17 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list 3


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18 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

1.00pm:  Leave to Red Watch to 8am 20th

    Leave to Blue watch to 8am 19th

    Leave to Boys to 9pm

    Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 3


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19 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

8.30am:  Landed Church parties

10.00am:  Landed Church of England church party

1.00pm:  Leave to White watch to 8am, Boys to 9pm

Number on sick list 1


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20 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list 1


[Refitting & local leave continue.]


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21 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list 1


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22 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list 1


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23 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list 1


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24 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

10.00am:  Discharged Lieutenant Waight RN for passage to England

Number on sick list 1


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25 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

1.00pm:  Leave to White watch to 8am 27th

    Leave to Red watch to 8am 26th

  Leave to Boys to 9pm

  Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 1


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26 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

10.00am:  Landed church parties

1.00pm:  Leave to Blue watch to 8am

2.00pm:  Arrived HMS Dublin

Number on sick list 1


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27 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

1.00pm:  HMS Dublin sailed

Number on sick list 1


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28 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

All day:  Employed as requisite for refit, refitting standing rigging, scraping and painting weatherwork, overhauling and examining gun mountings etc

Number on sick list 1


[Local leave continues.]


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29 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list 1


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30 June 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list 1



LOGS FOR JULY 1921


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1 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

All day:  Employed drawing stores, painting mess decks and as requisite for refit

1.00pm:  Paid quarterly settlement

Number on sick list 1


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2 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am:  Employed as requisite for refit, painting mess decks etc

1.00pm:  Leave to Blue watch till 8am 4th

    Leave to White watch till 8am 3rd, Boys till 9pm

Number on sick list 1


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3 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

10.30am:  Landed all church parties

1.00pm:  Leave to Red watch till 8am

Number on sick list - nil


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4 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am:  Employed painting sides & as requisite for refit

1.00pm:  Discharged one rating to hospital

pm:  Employed as requisite for refit

5.30pm:  1 Ord[inary seaman] joined ship from hospital

Number on sick list - nil


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5 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

All day:  Employed surveying cable, painting & as requisite for refit

Number on sick list - nil


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6 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

All day:  Employed surveying cable, painting & as requisite for refit

2.30pm:  HMS Dublin arrived

Number on sick list - nil


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7 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

All day:  Employed as requisite for refit & painting

Number on sick list - nil


4f4d1996a2fc8ee0920022ce: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-85369/0101_1.jpg)


8 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

All day:  Employed as requisite for refit & painting

Number on sick list - nil


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9 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

8.30am:  HMS Lowestoft. flying flag of Vice Admiral, Commander-in-Chief South Africa, arrived

1.00pm:  Leave to Red watch till 8am 11th

    Leave to Blue watch till 8am 10th, Boys till 9pm

4.30pm:  Read warrant no 120

Number on sick list - nil


4f4d1997a2fc8ee0920022d0: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-85369/0102_1.jpg)


10 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

10.00am:  Landed all church parties

1.00pm:  Leave to Blue watch till 8am, Boys till 9pm

Number on sick list – nil


[HMS Lowestoft, 5530 ton cruiser, was launched in 1913 at Chatham Dockyard. She took part in the Battles of Heligoland Bight & Dogger Bank then went to operate in the Mediterranean. She was finally scrapped in 1931 and is part of the OW fleet.]


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11 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

9.15am:  Read warrants 121, 122 & 123

All day:  Employed painting & as requisite refitting

Number on sick list – nil


4f4d1998a2fc8ee0920022d2: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-85369/0103_1.jpg)


12 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list - nil


4f4d1998a2fc8ee0920022d3: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-85369/0104_0.jpg)


13 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

All day:  Employed painting side and ship's bottom & as requisite for refit

Number on sick list - nil


4f4d1998a2fc8ee0920022d4: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-85369/0104_1.jpg)


14 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am:  Painting ship & washing down aloft

1.00pm:  Read warrants no 124 & 125

pm:  Employed as requisite for refit

5.00pm:  Read warrants No. 126 & 127. Discharged 2 ratings to Detention

Number on sick list - nil


4f4d1999a2fc8ee0920022d5: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-85369/0105_0.jpg)


15 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

All day:  Painting ship

4.00pm:  Read warrants 128 & 129

Number on sick list - nil


4f4d1999a2fc8ee0920022d6: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-85369/0105_1.jpg)


16 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am:  Employed painting ship

1.00pm:  Leave to White watch till 8am 18th

    Leave to Red watch till 7am 17th

    Boys till 9pm

    Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list - nil


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17 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

9.30am:  Divisions. Divine Service

1.00pm:  Leave to Blue watch till 7am, Boys till 9pm

2.40pm:  Landed party for Delville Wood Ceremony

Number on sick list – nil


[Delville Wood was the site of a bloody battle involving South African troops. It is now the site where all members of the South African Overseas Expeditionary Force who lost their lives during WW1 are commemorated. The Memorial, funded by public subscription, was inaugurated in Jul 1921.]


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18 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

All day:  Painting ship & as requisite for refit

2.50pm:  Flooded dock 10'

Number on sick list 1


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19 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

All day:  Painting ship & ship’s bottom

11.50am:  Read warrant no 130

Number on sick list - nil


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20 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

All day:  Employed painting ship

2.00pm:  Flooded dock 20'

Number on sick list - nil


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21 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

All day:  Employed ammunitioning ship

Number on sick list - nil


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22 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am:  Employed restowing anchors and cables & ammunitioning ship

pm:  Ammunitioning ship

Number on sick list 2


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23 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am:  Employed embarking torpedo stores, painting ship and as requisite

1.00pm:  Leave to Blue watch till 8am 25th

    Leave to White watch till 7am 24th

    Leave to Boys till 9pm

    Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 1


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24 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

9.30am:  Divine Service

10.00am:  Divisions. Landed church parties

1.00pm:  Leave to Red watch till 7am, Boys till 9pm

Number on sick list 3


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25 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

All day:  Employed provisioning ship

12.30pm:  Exchanged 1 Ord[inary Seaman] with HMS Lowestoft

Number on sick list 1


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26 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

9.30am:  Proceeded out of dock

10.30am:  Secured alongside coaling jetty

    Employed painting ship & as requisite

pm:  Employed painting ship & preparing for coaling

Number on sick list 1


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27 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

7.00am:  Commenced coaling

7.00pm:  Finished coaling. Received 700 tons

8.00pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am, White watch cleaning ship

Number on sick list 1


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28 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am:  Employed cleaning ship, drawing torpedoes & washing down jetty

12.30pm:  Paid Monthly Advance

pm:  Employed painting ship

Number on sick list 3


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29 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

6.00am:  Employed getting boats ready for hoisting out

am:  Employed painting ship & hoisting out boats

1.00pm:  3 ratings rejoined ship from hospital

pm:  Employed painting ship

  Lost overboard by accident: 2 paint brushes

Evening:  Watch employed hoisting boats

8.30pm:  Discharged 1 rating to “Lowestoft”, 1 rating joined ship from “Lowestoft”

Number on sick list 5


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30 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am:  Hands employed painting & as requisite

1.00pm:  Leave to Red watch till 7am 1st

    Leave to Blue watch till 7am 31st

    Leave to Boys till 9pm

    Employed painting ship

Number on sick list 8


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31 July 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

9.30am:  Landed church parties

10.00am:  Divisions. Divine Service

1.00pm:  Leave to White watch till 7am, Boys till 9pm

Number on sick list 8



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1921


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1 August 1921

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

8.00am:  Cast off and proceeded out of harbour. Engines as requisite for swinging ship

9.50am:  Anchored in Simonstown Bay

am:  Employed preparing for sea

11.00am:  Commander Grattan RN joined ship

pm:  Employed preparing for sea and taking in stores

9.55 Weighed & proceeded as requisite

Number on sick list 8


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2 August 1921

Capetown

Lat -33.90, Long 18.44

1.00am:  Slang Kop Light N7E

6.46am:  Stopped, embarked pilot

7.10am:  Proceeded into Cape Town docks

7.55am:  Berthed at No 2 Jetty

9.25am:  Commenced oiling

4.05pm:  Cast off. Proceeded as requisite out of the docks

8.22pm:  Cape Point abeam 6’

10.22pm:  Danger Point S65E

Number on sick list 9


[Slang Kop Point Lighthouse is in South Africa at Lat -34.15, Long 18.32

This Danger Point is south of Cape Town at Lat -34.63, Long 19.3.]


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3 August 1921

Cape Town to Durban

Lat -34.55, Long 23.80

12.40am:  Cape Agulhas Light S76E

4.30am:  Cape Agulhas Light N47W

9.15am:  Cape Barracouta abeam

Noon:    Cape Blaique N67E

1.15pm:  Cape Blaise N20E, 4’

5.30pm:  Cape Seal S87E

      Knysna N5W

11.00pm:  Seal Point Light N85E

Number on sick list 9


[Cape Agulhas Lighthouse is at Lat -34.83, Long 20.02

The references to Capes at Noon & 1.15pm are probably Cape St Blaize overlooking Mossel Bay, the lighthouse is on Cape St Blaize at Lat -34.18, Long 22.15

Cape Barracouta is indexed as Barracouta and is at Lat -34.43, Long 21.3

There is a lighthouse at Cape Seal at Lat -34.12, Long 23.4

Knysna is at Lat -34.08, Long 23.07

Seal Point Light is also known as Cape St Francis Lighthouse & is at Lat -34.2, Long 24.83.]


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4 August 1921

Cape Town to Durban

Lat -33.23, Long 29.27

12.16am:  Seal Point Light abeam

2.37am:  Cape Recife Light N75E

4.20am:  Bird Island Light N75E

9.00am:  Divisions. Prayers. Exercised ‘Action’

Cautioned Lieutenant CF Carpmael RN for disobedience of orders in exceeding the limit placed on his wine bill by me. [Signed] JM Braithwaite Captain RN [Signed] CF Carpmael

11.00pm:  Hermes Light N3E

Number on sick list 9


[Cape Recife Lighthouse is at Lat -32.35, Long 18.48

Bird Island Lighthouse is at Lat -33.65, Long 26.28

Cape Hermes Lighthouse is at Lat -31.63 Long 29.55]


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5 August 1921

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

1.00am:  Cape Hermes Light N64W

7.20am:  Port Shepstone Lighthouse N38W

9.00am:  Divisions. Prayers. Read warrants nos 131, 132

11.00am:  Green Point Light N65W, 8.2’

1.28pm:  Stopped, picked up pilot

1.55pm:  Entered Durban harbour

2.20pm:  Berthed ship alongside "I" shed. In harbour: V de GF "Bellatrix"

Number on sick list 10


[Port Shepstone Lighthouse is at Lat -30.73, Long 30.45

Green Point Lighthouse is at Lat -30.25, Long 30.78

Vaisseau de Guerre Francais “Bellatrix”, 1250 ton sloop, was launched in 1916 by D&W Henderson Ltd, Glasgow. She was scrapped in 1933.]


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6 August 1921

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

11.00am:  Landed 200 men for commemoration ceremony and lunch

pm:   Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 9


[Britain declared war on Germany on Aug 4th so this may have been a weekend commemoration.]


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7 August 1921

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

9.00am:  Landed church parties

10.30am:  Divine Service

1.00pm:  Leave to White & Blue watches till 7am

Number on sick list 9


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8 August 1921

Durban

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

7.15am:   Commenced coaling. Native labour

am:  Employed holystoning and as requisite

1.00pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 7am

3.00pm:  Finished coaling

    Employed cleaning ship

Number on sick list 7


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9 August 1921

Durban to Port Louis

Lat -29.82, Long 33.20

9.25am:  Cast off from jetty, pointed ship

9.47am:  Proceeded out of harbour

10.00am:  Stopped. Dropped pilot

Number on sick list 9


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10 August 1921

Durban to Port Louis, Mauritius

Lat -29.13, Long 38.20

am:  Employed cleaning ship & as requisite

    TS crew to drill

Number on sick list 9


[TS may be Transmitting Station, part of the gun aiming system.]


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11 August 1921

Durban to Port Louis, Mauritius

Lat -28.22, Long 41.75

Number on sick list 8


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12 August 1921

Durban to Port Louis, Mauritius

Lat -27.63, Long 47.35

9.00am:  Divisions. Prayers. Read ‘Articles of War’

    Exercised ‘Action’

Number on sick list 10


[‘Articles of War’ is the title of the Navy disciplinary code.]


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13 August 1921

Durban to Port Louis, Mauritius

Lat -24.98, Long 51.58

pm:  Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 11


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14 August 1921

Durban to Port Louis, Mauritius

Lat -22.18, Long 54.92

1.45pm:  Sighted Reunion Island on port bow

4.00pm:  Volcan Mount N26E, 28.2’

5.00pm:  Mount Neige N15E, 29’

    Table Point N37E

Number on sick list 11


[Reunion Island, Lat -21.12, Long 55.53, is a French Overseas Territory

Volcan Mount is probably Piton de la Fournaise, a very active volcano on Reunion Island. It is locally known as le Volcan and lies at Lat -21.24, Long 55.71

Mount Neiges is probably Piton des Neiges, another volcano on Reunion Island at Lat -21.1, Long 55.48

Table Point is indexed as Pointe de la Table and is on Reunion Island at Lat -21.32, Long 55.82.]


THE VOYAGES OF HMS SOUTHAMPTON
Operations off India

JP map Southampton India

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15 August 1921

Port Louis, Mauritius

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

2.06am:  Caves Point Light N73E

5.00am:  Flat Island Light N62E

6.45am:  Proceeded as requisite into Port Louis harbour

7.30am:  Berthed alongside oil hulk "Quasta"

8.00am:  1 Petty Officer joined ship.

  Received 68 tons oil fuel

10.38am:  Cast off, proceeded as requisite

11.03am:  Berthed ship

1.00pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 6.45pm

    Training classes to instruction

Number on sick list 11


[Pointe aux Caves Lighthouse is on Reunion at Lat -20.18, Long 57.4

Ile Plate Lighthouse (Flat Island) is off the coast of Reunion at Lat -19.88, Long 57.65

Port Louis is the capital and port of Reunion.]


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16 August 1921

Port Louis

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

All day:  Training classes to instruction. Remainder employed as requisite

1.00pm:  Leave to White & Blue watches till 7pm

Number on sick list 12


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17 August 1921

Port Louis

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

9.00am:  Commenced coaling

    Training classes to instruction

pm:  Make & mend

4.30pm:  Employed coaling ship

10.30pm:  Finished coaling

Number on sick list 11


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18 August 1921

Port Louis

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

All day:  Employed as requisite and training classes to instruction

5.50am:  Commenced coaling

8.30:  Finished coaling

Number on sick list 11


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19 August 1921

Port Louis

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

1.00pm:  Leave to White & Blue watches till 7pm

Number on sick list 12


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20 August 1921

Port Louis

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

1.00pm:  Leave to 2 watches till 7pm

    Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 8


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21 August 1921

Port Louis

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

10.30am:  Divine Service

11.30am:  Leave to 2 watches till 7pm

Number on sick list 9


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22 August 1921

Port Louis

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

All day:  Training classes to instruction, remainder preparing for sea

1.00pm:  Received 10 bags of mails for Colombo

3.00pm:  Carried out Director test

4.50pm:  Weighed. Proceeded out of harbour stern first with tug astern

5.10pm:  Slipped tug

6.28pm:  Flat Island Light N81E

Number on sick list 9


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23 August 1921

Mauritius to Colombo

Lat -16.67, Long 61.15

7.00am:  Spoke SS Penang Maru

All day:  Training classes to instruction, remainder employed as requisite

5.00-5.45pm:  Course as requisite for swinging, corrected compass on North

Number on sick list 8


[SS Penang Maru, 5214 tons, was built in 1913 by Russell & Co, Ltd, Greenock for Nippon Yusen Kaisha. She was torpedoed by a US submarine in 1943.]


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24 August 1921

Mauritius to Colombo

Lat -14.82, Long 65.03

6.00-6.45am:  Course as requisite for swinging ship

9.00am:  Divisions. Prayers. Exercised ‘Fire Stations’

am:  Control party to drill, Training classes to instruction, remainder employed as requisite

pm:  Employed as in forenoon

Number on sick list 10


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25 August 1921

Mauritius to Colombo

Lat -12.67, Long 68.25

All day:  Training classes to instruction, remainder employed as requisite

4.00pm:  Quarters, read warrants 133, 134, Exercised ‘Fire Stations’

Number on sick list 10


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26 August 1921

Mauritius to Colombo

Lat -9.02, Long 71.45

am:  “Z” 6” gun’s crew to drill. Training classes to instruction, remainder employed as requisite

pm:  Employed as requisite, classes of instruction

Number on sick list 9


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27 August 1921

Mauritius to Colombo

Lat -7.31, Long 72.41

6.00am:  Sighted Diego Garcia, North

8.50am:  Entered Diego Garcia Lagoon

9.40am:  Stopped & anchored off Missi Missi

    Employed fitting side awnings & as requisite

2.09pm:  Weighed & proceeded

Number on sick list 10


[Diego Garcia, Lat -7.31, Long 72.41, is part of the Chagos Archipelago of coral atolls. It is currently used as a US military base.]


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28 August 1921

Mauritius to Colombo

Lat -4.08, Long 74.18

10.30am:  Divine Service

Number on sick list 9


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29 August 1921

Mauritius to Colombo

Lat 0.88, Long 76.80

am:  Exercised control parties, marine landing party

    Training classes to instruction, remainder employed as requisite

pm:  Training classes to instruction, remainder employed as requisite

4.30pm:  Carried out 3pdr sub calibre practice with 6" guns

7.00pm:  Burned searchlights

Number on sick list 6


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30 August 1921

Mauritius to Colombo

Lat 4.52, Long 79.05

am:  Training classes to instruction, guns crews to drill, remainder employed as requisite

pm:  Employed as in forenoon

6.36pm:  Colombo Light N29½E, 20 miles

7.05pm:  Breakwater Light N36E

8.19pm:  Stopped, picked up pilot

8.30pm:  Proceeded into Colombo Harbour

9.00pm:  Anchored, secured bow & stern to moorings in no 1 berth

Number on sick list 7


[Colombo Lighthouse is at Lat 6.93, Long 79.83.

There were two breakwater lighthouses and it is not clear which one the log refers to.]


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31 August 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

8.00am:  Commenced coaling, native labour

1.00pm:  Leave to White & Blue watch till 7am

2.00pm:  Finished coaling

9.00pm:  Discharged 1 Engine Room Artificer, 1 Leading Stoker and 1 Stoker to RN Camp Diyatalawa

Number on sick list 7


[Camp Diyatalawa was a Naval Training Depot, now taken over by the Government.]



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1921


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1 September 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

8.00am:  Hoisted Flag of Vice Admiral Sir Hugh HD Tothill KCMG CB, Commander-in-Chief East Indies

am:  Employed cleaning ship & painting down aloft

1.00pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 7am

pm:  Employed as in forenoon

Number on sick list 5


[Hugh Henry Darby Tothill KCB KCMG KCVO (1865 – 1927) served as Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station from 1919-1921.]


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2 September 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  HMS Comus arrived. HMS Caroline sailed

10.00am:  Divisions. Commander-in-Chief inspected ship

pm:  Employed cleaning & painting ship

4.00pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 7am


[HMS Comus, 3750 ton cruiser, was launched in 1914 by Swan Hunter, Wallsend. She served through the war, fighting in the Battle of Jutland, before being sold in 1934. She is part of the OW fleet

HMS Caroline, 3750 ton cruiser, was launched in 1914 by Cammell Laird. She was used as a depot ship becoming a headquarters & training ship in Belfast in 1924. She is still in Belfast as part of the National Historic Fleet and is also part of the OW fleet.]


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3 September 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Employed painting ship

1.00pm:  Leave to White & Blue watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

5.00pm:  Discharged 1 Sick Berth Attendant to "Comus"

Number on sick list 6


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4 September 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  HMS Comus sailed

10.00am:  Divine Service

1.00pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am

Number on sick list 5


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5 September 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

All day:  Employed painting ship

3.00pm:  1 Leading Seaman rejoined from hospital

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 7am

Number on sick list 4


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6 September 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

All day:  Employed painting ship

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am

6.00pm:  22 Seedies and 4 Ordinary Seamen joined ship

Number on sick list 4


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7 September 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

All day:  Employed painting ship

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am

  Surgeon Lieutenant Commander FitzMaurice left ship

Number on sick list 5


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8 September 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

All day:  Employed painting ship

6.30am:  RIMS Clive arrived

5.00pm:  Discharged 1 Ordinary Seaman to "Clive" and 3 Able Seamen to "Espiegle"

Number on sick list 5


[RIMS Clive, 1748 ton sloop, was launched in 1920 by William Beardmore, Dalmuir. She was scrapped in 1947.

HMS Espiegle, 1087 ton sloop, was launched in 1900 at Sheerness dockyard. She was sold in 1923 & is part of the OW fleet.]

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9 September 1921

Colombo to Trincomali

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

9.00am:  Commander-in-Chief's Staff and retinue embarked

  Employed embarking office gear

4.40pm:  Weighed. Proceeded as requisite out of harbour

6.26pm:  Barberyn Light S42E

    Colombo Light N13E

8.50pm:  Pointe de Galle S65E

Number on sick list 7


[Barberyn Light is in Sri Lanka at Lat 6.48, Long 79.97

Pointe de Galle Light is in Sri Lanka at Lat 6.03, Long 80.22

Dondra Head Light is in Sri Lanka at Lat 5.92, Long 80.6]


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10 September 1921

Colombo to Trincomali

Lat 7.83, Long 81.80

12.09am:  Dondra Head abeam

2.14am:  Hambantota Light N48E

3.30am:  Great Basses Light N39E

4.42am:  Little Basses Light N33E

11.22am:  Batticaloa Light N62W

pm:  Make & mend clothes

4.00pm:  Entered Trincomali harbour

4.04pm:  Stopped & anchored

  Ships in harbour: HMS Caroline & HMS Comus

    Commander-in-Chief embarked

6.35pm:  Weighed. Proceeded out of harbour HMS Comus in company


[Hambantota Light is now disused. The best coordinates I can find are Lat 6.12, Long 81.12

Great Basses Light is in Sri Landa at Lat 6.18, Long 81.48

Little Basses Light is in Sri Lanka at Lat 6.4, Long 81.73

Batticaloa Light is in Sri Lanka at Lat 7.75, Long 81.68.]


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11 September 1921

Trincomali to Port Blair

Lat 9.35, Long 84.58

11.00am  Divine Service

Number on sick list 14


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12 September 1921

Trincomali to Port Blair

Lat 10.75, Long 90.13

9.00am:  Divisions. Prayers. Exercised General Quarters

pm:  Training classes to instruction, remainder as requisite

4.00pm:  Quarters. Exercised Fire stations

Number on sick list 20


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13 September 1921

Trincomali to Port Blair

Lat 11.40, Long 91.20

8.00am:  Sighted North Sentinel Island on port beam

10.38am:  Altered course East through Manners Strait

2.30pm:  Slow. Entered Port Blair, stopped & anchored

5.00pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 9.30pm

Number on sick list 25


[North Sentinel Island is one of the Andaman Islands and lies at Lat 11.55, Long 92.25

Manners Strait runs between Rutland Island & North Cinque Island at Lat 11.33, Long 92.67

Port Blair is the Capital of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, a Union Territory of India in the Bay of Bengal. It lies at Lat 11.67, Long 92.75]


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14 September 1921

Port Blair

Lat 11.68, Long 92.75

am:  Employed cleaning ship, divers cleaning propellors

pm:  Employed as in forenoon

Number on sick list 24


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15 September 1921

Port Blair

Lat 11.68, Long 92.75

am:  Training classes to instruction, remainder employed as requisite

1.00pm:  Leave to White & Blue watches till 6.50pm

4.00pm:  Quarters, read warrant 135

Number on sick list 24


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16 September 1921

Port Blair

Lat 11.68, Long 92.75

am:  Employed spreading awnings & as requisite

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 6.30pm

Number on sick list 33


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17 September 1921

Port Blair to Rangoon

Lat 12.35, Long 92.80

6.40am:  Weighed &proceeded as requisite out of harbour

8.16am:  Course as requisite for Nankauri Strait

pm:  Make & mend

7.30pm:  Narcondam Peak abeam, 10’

Number on sick list 34


[I cannot find Nankauri Strait but Nankauri or Nancowry Island is at Lat 7.98, Long 93.93

Narcondam Peak probably refers to the top of the inactive volcano forming Narcondam Island, an outlying part of the Andaman Islands. It lies at Lat 13.33, Long 94.27.]


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18 September 1921

Port Blair to Rangoon

Lat 15.75, Long 92.80

7.30am:  Baragua Light Vessel N26E

9.10am:  Sighted Krishna Light Vessel

10.15am:  Divine Service

1.40pm:  Sighted China Bakir Light Vessel N12W

2.30pm:  Stopped. Picked up Pilot

3.30pm:  Spit Light Vessel abeam

5.05pm:  Harbour master on board

5.50pm:  Berthed at No 7 Buoy Rangoon

  General Officer Commanding paid official call on Commander-in-Chief

Number on sick list


[Baragua light vessel does not seem to be in the current lists. However a report of the master of this vessel picking up 3 escaped convicts was printed in the Straits Times in 1915. The vessel is said to be moored off the Baragua shoal which now seems to be indexed as the Baragua Flats at Lat 15.67, Long 95.27

Krishna Light Vessel is in Burma at Lat 15.62, Long 93.6

The China Bakir Light Vessel was stationed ‘near the mouth of the river’ according to the Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advisor

In 1896 the Spit Light Vessel was moved to position Lat 16º 27’ 35” N, Long 96º 22’ 5” E]


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19 September 1921

Rangoon

Lat 16.76, Long 96.20

8.00am:  Fired 13 gun salute for General Officer Commander Burma

am:  Training classes & Boys to instruction. Remainder as requisite

  Chinese, Japanese and Americal (sic) Consul Generals paid official call. Each saluted with 7 guns

pm:  Employed as in forenoon

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am

Number on sick list 19


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20 September 1921

Rangoon

Lat 16.76, Long 96.20

All day:  Training classes to instruction, remainder as requisite

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 7am

Number on sick list 17


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21 September 1921

Rangoon

Lat 16.76, Long 96.20

8.40am:  HMS Comus arrived

am:  Employed hoisting in whaler & galley & as requisite

    Training classes & Boys to instruction

4.30pm:  Leave to White & Blue watches till 7am

Number on sick list 14


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22 September 1921

Rangoon

Lat 16.76, Long 96.20

am:  Training classes & boys to instruction

  Remainder employed preparing for coaling & as requisite

11.50am:  Commenced coaling. Native Labour

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am

Number on sick list 15


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23 September 1921

Rangoon

Lat 16.76, Long 96.20

2.00am:  Finished coaling

am:  Employed cleaning ship

pm:  Training classes to instruction, remainder employed as requisite

4.00pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am

6.00pm:  Heavy rain storm

Number on sick list 16


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24 September 1921

Rangoon

Lat 16.76, Long 96.20

Noon:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am

pm:  Make & mend clothes

  Ship open to visitors

Number on sick list 15


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25 September 1921

Rangoon

Lat 16.76, Long 96.20

7.00am:  Landed church parties

10.30am:  Divine Service

1.00pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am

Number on sick list 14


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26 September 1921

Rangoon

Lat 16.76, Long 96.20

am:  Training classes to instruction

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 7am

Number on sick list 15


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27 September 1921

Rangoon

Lat 16.76, Long 96.20

Number on sick list 13


[Training, chores and overnight leave continue.]


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28 September 1921

Rangoon

Lat 16.76, Long 96.20

Number on sick list 8


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29 September 1921

Rangoon

Lat 16.76, Long 96.20

Number on sick list 7


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30 September 1921

Rangoon

Lat 16.76, Long 96.20

1.00pm:  Paid Quarterly Settlement

Number on sick list 8



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1921


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1 October 1921

Rangoon

Lat 16.76, Long 96.20

pm:  Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 7


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2 October 1921

Rangoon

Lat 16.76, Long 96.20

7.30am:  Landed church parties

10.30am:  Divine Service

Number on sick list 7


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3 October 1921

Rangoon to Colombo

Lat 15.67, Long 92.80

5.45am:  Slipped, proceeded down river

7.32am:  Spit Light Vessel abeam

8.30am:  Stopped, dropped pilot

8.45am:  “Comus” in company

10.00am – Noon:  Carrying out excercises with “Comus”

12.40pm:  Ktishna Light Vessel S86W

2.35pm:  Baragua Light Vessel N80W

4.10pm:  Carried out inclination exercise with “Comus”

5.00pm:  Swung ship. “Comus” parted company

9.30pm:  Spoke SS Leicestershire

11.00pm:  Table Island Light S41W

Number on sick list 7


[SS Leicestershire, 8059 tons, was built in 1909 for the Bibby Line. She was sold the British National Ship Expedition Co in 1930 & renamed “British Exhibitor”.

Ktishna Light Vessel is the Krishna Light Vessel at Lat 15.62, Long 93.6

Table Island Light is in Myanmar (Burma) at Lat 14.18, Long 93.37.]


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4 October 1921

Rangoon to Colombo

Lat 11.82, Long 89.25

12.14am:  Table Island Light abeam, 4½ miles

Number on sick list 7


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5 October 1921

Rangoon to Colombo

Lat 9.77, Long 84.25

am:  Training classes to instruction, all 6” guns’ crews to loader. Remainder employed as requisite

6.30pm:  Exercised search light crew

Number on sick list 11


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6 October 1921

Rangoon to Colombo

Lat 5.92, Long 80.18

7.30am:  Nilagalohela S72W

    Friar’s Hood N48W

9.00am:  Little Basses S42W

am:  Exercised control parties, 6” crews to drill, training classes to instruction, remainder employed as requisite

10.15am:  Little Basses abeam, 2.3’

2.10pm:  Great Basses abeam, 2.5’

pm:  Make & mend clothes

5.52pm:  Dondra Light House abeam

11.00pm:  Barberyn Light House N21E

Number on sick list 11


[Nilagalohela is a hill in Sri Lanka at Lat 6.83, Long 81.7

Friar’s Hood is a triangulation station in Sri Lanka at Lat 7.43, Long 81.5.]


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7 October 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

1.00am:  Barberyn Light abeam

2.16am:  Colombo Light N16E

5.45am:  Stopped. Embarked pilot

5.58am:  Entered harbour & berthed ship in No 1 berth

  In harbour: HMS Caroline

4.00pm:  Commenced coaling, Native Labour

    Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am

Number on sick list 10


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8 October 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

1.20am:  Finished coaling

11.30am:  Leave to Red & White watches till 11pm

pm:  Make & mend clothes

4.30pm:  Preparing for sea

Number on sick list 10


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9 October 1921

Colombo to Trincomali

Lat 6.05, Long 81.58

6.45am:  Slipped, proceeded as requisite

7.00am:  Passed breakwater, struck flag of Commander-in-Chief

3.03pm:  Dondra Head abeam

7.35pm:  Great Basses abeam

9.10pm:  Little Basses abeam

Number on sick list 8


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10 October 1921

Trincomali

Lat 8.23, Long 81.68

am:  Training classes to instruction, exercised control parties

11.10am:  Anchored in Trincomali Harbour.

  In harbour: HMS Comus

pm:  Exercised submerged tubes crews, tested director

  Training classes to instruction, remainder employed as requisite

4.30pm:  Leave Red & Blue watches till 9pm

Number on sick list 10


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11 October 1921

Trincomali

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

am:  Carried out 1” aiming practice, remainder employed as requisite

pm:  Training classes at instruction, employed as in forenoon

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 9pm

Number on sick list 11


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12 October 1921

Trincomali

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

8.45am:  Weighed & proceeded as requisite out of harbour

9.00am:  Course & speed as requisite for carrying out sub-calibre practice & running torpedoes

11.30am:  Finished practice, proceeded into harbour

12.23pm:  Stopped & anchored

pm:  Training classes to instruction, remainder employed as requisite

Number on sick list 12


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13 October 1921

Trincomali

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

8.45am:  Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

9.00am:  Course as requisite for sub-calibre practice

9.45am:  Finished practice, proceeded into harbour

10.36am:  Stopped & anchored

pm:  Employed rigging target & as requisite, Training classes to instruction

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 9pm

Number on sick list 11


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14 October 1921

Trincomali

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

6.00am:  Employed clearing for action & as requisite

8.40am:  Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

9.00am:  18 knots, carried out full calibre practice

9.20am:  Course & speed as requisite for acting as target for “Comus”

10.25am:  “Comus” finished

11.30am:  Stopped. Lowered steam boat

11.40am:  Courses & speeds as requisite for carrying out squadron torpedo attack

1.20pm:  Fired torpedo

1.30pm:  Stopped. Hoisted torpedo & steam boat

2.00pm:  Proceeded into harbour

2.43pm:  Stopped & anchored

Number on sick list 9


[Leave rota continues.]


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15 October 1921

Trincomali

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

1.00pm:  Leave to White & Blue watches till 9pm

    Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 6


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16 October 1921

Trincomali

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

7.00am:  HMS Comus sailed

7.30am:  Landed church parties

10.30am:  Divine Service

1.00pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am

Number on sick list 5


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17 October 1921

Trincomali

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

8.40am:  Weighed and left harbor for calibre practice.

9.40am:  Finished practice, proceeded into harbour

10.27am:  Anchored. Employed as requisite for exercises & classes of instruction

pm:  Employed as requisite, training classes to instruction

Number on sick list 8


[Leave rota continues.]


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18 October 1921

Trincomali

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

8.45am:  Weighed & proceeded as requisite out of harbour & for exercises. Exercised ‘Action’

9.10am:  Carried out full calibre practice from port guns

9.15am:  Course as requisite for harbour

10.15am:  Stopped & anchored

pm:  Employed as requisite, training classes to instruction, exercised demolition party

Number on sick list 8


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19 October 1921

Trincomali

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

8.45am:  Weighed and proceeded out of harbour for exercises. Exercised ‘Action’

9.00am:  Carried out full calibre practice

9.13am:  As requisite for harbour

9.58am:  Anchored. Employed as requisite, training classes to instruction

  Barometer A759 damaged by firing whilst in its box. Barometer listed 'unreliable'

3.15pm:  “Rapidol” alongside, oiling ship

6.00pm:  “Rapidol” cast off

Number on sick list 8


[SS Rapidol, 2648 ton tanker, was built in 1917 by William Gray & Co, West Hartlepool for the Admiralty. She was sold & renamed in 1918 and scrapped in 1955. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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20 October 1921

Trincomali to Colombo

Lat 7.58, Long 81.45

6.00am:  Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

8.00am:  Ship Rock N85W, Gunners Quoin S35W

11.00am:  Batticaloa Light House West

Note in log: Aneroid [Probably replacement barometer]

pm:  Make & mend clothes

4.40pm:  Little Basses S38W, Nilagalahela N36W

7.40pm:  Great Basses abeam, 3’

8.20pm:  Hambantota N81W

22.45pm:  Dondra Head S88W

Number on sick list 8


[Ship Rock is a reef off Sri Lanka at Lat 6.23, Long 81.57

Gunners Quoin is an old name for a hill indexed as Dimbulagala which is the site of an ancient Buddhist hermitage. It lies at Lat 7.87, Long 81.12.]


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21 October 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

1.10am:  Sighted Pointe de Galle Light NW

1.45am:  Altered course to avoid SS Lombok

2.15am:  Spoke Galle Signal Station

5.00am:  Barberyn Light abeam

7.46am:  Picked up Pilot

8.16am:  Berthed in No 8 berth

9.00am:  Commenced coaling, native labour

1.00pm:  USS Isobel arrived

5.00pm:  Finished coaling, received 571 tons

    Cleaning ship

Number on sick list 10


[SS Lombok may have been the 5934 ton ship built in 1907 for the Netherlands Steamship Co. She was sold & renamed in 1926.

USS Isabel, 710 ton patrol yacht, was built in 1917 by the Bath Iron Work, Bath, Maine, originally for John North Willys but was bought by the US Navy when the USA entered WW1. She was scrapped in 1946.]


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22 October 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Employed painting ship

1.00pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am

    Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 8


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23 October 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  Landed Church parties

10.30am:  Divine Service

1.00pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

Number on sick list 9


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24 October 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Exercised Guard of Honour

All day:  Employed painting ship

6.00pm:  USS Isobel sailed


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25 October 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Guard of Honour to drill

All day:  Employed painting ship


[Leave rota continues.]


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26 October 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  Guard of Honour to drill

All day:  Employed painting ship


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27 October 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  Landed guard of honour for drill

am:  Landed Royal Marines for drill

All day:  Employed painting ship

pm:  Divers cleaning propellors of RFA Rapidol


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28 October 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

6.30am:  Landed Guard of Honour for drill

am:  Landed marines for drill

All day:  Employed painting ship

pm:  Divers scraping propellors of "Rapidol"

Number on sick list 10


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29 October 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

1.00pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 7am, Boys to 7pm

    Make & mend

4.00pm:  Quarters. Read warrant no 137


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30 October 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.30am:  Landed church parties

1.00pm:  Usual leave till 7am


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31 October 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

6.30am:  Landed Guard of Honour for drill

am:  Landed Royal Marines for drill

4.00pm:  Gave usual leave to 7am



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1921


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1 November 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Landed Guard of Honour for drill

  V de GF "d'Estres" arrived & saluted Flag of country & of Commander-in-Chief, returned salute 15 guns

1.30pm:  Paid monthly advance

4.30pm:  Commander-in-Chief embarked

5.30pm:  Weighed. Proceeded out of harbour

Number on sick list 18


[V de GF "d'Estres" may have been the French Cruiser “D’Estrees”, 2500 tons, built in 1897 and scrapped in 1923.]


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2 November 1921

Colombo to Cochin

Lat 9.17, Long 76.30

4.10am:  Muttum Point Light N41W

9.20am:  Quillan Point Light N10W

am:  Exercised Guard of Honour & Royal Marines

3.15pm:  Stopped & anchored

    Cochin Light House S86W 3800 yds

6.00pm:  Burned searchlights


[Muttum Point Light is now indexed as Kadiapatam, Muttom or Muttam Light and is in India at Lat 8.12, Long 77.32

Quillan Point Light may now be indexed as Kollam, Quilan or Thankasseri Light and is in India at Lat 8.9, Long 76.58

Cochin Light may now be indexed as Cochin, Kochi or Vypin Light and is at Lat 10.0, Long 76.22

Cochin is now indexed as Kochi and is the major port city on the South West coast of India and a major naval base. It lies at Lat 9.97, Long 76.28]


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3 November 1921

Cochin

Lat 9.98, Long 76.26

8.00am:  Landed small arm companies and Royal Marines for route march

1.00pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 6pm

    Make & mend

Number on sick list 19


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4 November 1921

Cochin to Bombay

Lat 9.98, Long 76.26

10.20am:  Weighed and proceeded

2.15pm:  Ponani South Beacon N80E

pm:  Training classes to instruction

Number on sick list 17


[Ponnani Beacon is at Lat 10.78, Long 75.92.]


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5 November 1921

Cochin to Bombay

Lat 15.7, Long 73.8

1.05am:  Cap Light abeam, 11.5’

am:  Field Gun’s crew to drill

11.00am:  Aguada Light N56E

    Marmagoa S89E

Cautioned Mr William Williams, Boatswain, Royal Navy, for having, in the 15th October, when at Trincomali, made use of insulting language and behaved in a disrespectful manner towards Lieutenant William Redvers Hocking Royal Navy. [Signed] Wm Williams and JM Braithwaite Captain, Royal Navy

5.00pm:  Vijaydurg Fort S75E, 9 miles

9.15pm:  Jaigarh Light S75E

Number on sick list 15


[Cap Light is indexed as Kap, Udipi or Kaup Light at Lat 13.22, Long 74.73

Aguada Light is at Lat 15.48, Long 73.77

Marmagoa Light is at Lat 15.42, Long 73.8

Vijaydurg Fort was built in 1193 and covers some 17 acres of a peninsula. It lies at Lat 16.56, Long 73.33

Jaigarh Light is at Lat 17.3, Long 73.2.]


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6 November 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

1.30am:  Rajpuri Light N59E

3.05am:  Kundari Light N40E

6.30am:  Bombay Floating Light abeam 0.5 mile

7.10am:  Picked up Pilot, proceeeded as requisite up harbour

8.00am:  Berthed alongside Ballard Pier. HMS Caroline and Cyclamen in

10.10am:  Cast off. Proceeded as requisite

10.40am:  Berthed at outer transport buoy

1.00pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am

1.30pm:  RIMS Clive arrived

Number on sick list 13


[Rajpuri Light is also indexed as Navell Point Light and is in India at Lat 18.28, Long 72.93

Kundari Light is probably the one now indexed as Khanderi Island Lighthouse at Lat 18.7, Long 72.82

HMS Cyclamen, 1250 ton sloop, was built in 1916 by Lobnitz & Co, Renfrew. She was scrapped in 1932 and is part of the OW fleet.]


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7 November 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

7.00am:  Landed Royal Marines

am:  Landed Guard of Honour for drill

  HMS Triad arrived. Saluted flag of Commander in-Chief 17 guns. Returned 7 guns

  Coaling ship. Native labour

3.25pm:  Finished coaling

5.30pm:  Employed cleaning ship

Number on sick list 12


[HMS Triad, 1212 ton Special Service vessel, built 1909, sold 1933.]


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8 November 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

am:  Landed field gun's crew.

  Returned to store 6 Paravanes

All day:  Employed painting down aloft, cleaning ship & as requisite

4.30pm:  Leave to White & Blue watches till 7am

Number on sick list 10


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9 November 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

am:  Landed guard of honour and field gun's crew

pm:  Employed disembarking ammunition and stores for survey

4.00pm:  Read warrant no 158, gave usual leave

Number on sick list 10


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10 November 1921

Bombay [In log incorrectly given as Colombo]

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

am:  Landed Guard of Honour & field gun’s crew

Number on sick list 11


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11 November 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

9.00am:  Landed field gun’s crew

  V de GF "d'Estres" arrived

10.45am:  Divisions. Prayers

11.00am:  Two minutes silence

4.30pm:  Commander Foster, Lieutenant Commander Drummond, Lieutenant Jacomb, Paymaster Commander Capner joined ship

  Lieutenant CF Carpmael discharged to HMS "Caroline"

Number on sick list 11


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12 November 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

am:  Landed field gun’s crew

Number on sick list 13


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13 November 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

7.30am:  Landed church parties

10.30am:  Divine Service

Number on sick list 11


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14 November 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

am:  Landed field gun’s crew

    Guard of Honour to drill, Royal Marines to drill

pm:  Employed painting, rigging illuminating circuits and as requisite

Number on sick list 13


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15 November 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

7.00am:  Landed Guard of Honour

am:  Exercised manning ship. Employed cleaning ship & as requisite

1.30pm:  Landed field gun’s crew

Number on sick list 13


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16 November 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

6.30am:  Landed Royal Marines as guard of Honour to His Excellency, The Viceroy

    Landed field gun’s crew

4.00pm:  1 Able seaman and 1 Ordinary seaman joined ship from "Caroline"

Number on sick list 11


[At this time the Viceroy was Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading (1860-1935). Among other achievements he was the first Jew to be Lord Chief Justice of England and served as Viceroy from 1921-1926.]


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17 November 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

6.00am:  "Renown" and "Comus" arrived

6.45am:  Dressed ship overall. Fired Royal Salute of 31 guns

8.30am:  Manned ship

8.45am:  Landed Guard of Honour

8.50am:  Manned ship and fired salute of 31 guns for His Excellency, the Viceroy of India

9.11am:  Manned ship and fired salute of 17 guns for His Excellency, the Governor of Bombay.

  Commander-in-Chief and Captains of ships proceeded on board “Renown”

9.30am:  3 ratings joined ship. Landed party for power station ashore

10.22am:  Manned ship and cheered HRH The Prince of Wales, fired salute of 31 guns

1130am:  "Triad" shifted berth

pm:  1 Rating discharged to Admiral's House

  Lieutenant RM Dick joined ship

  Hands employed about awnings

  Torpedo party about illuminating circuits

4.31pm:  Leave to White & Blue watches till 7am

6.01pm:  Undressed ship

8.30pm:  Illuminated ship

Number on sick list 10

[Signed] JM Braithwaite [written in different hand] Captain (on supersession of Navigating Officer)


[HMS Renown, 27,600 ton battle cruiser, was launched in 1916 at the Fairfield Yard, Govan. Between the wars she often conveyed Royalty. She spent much of WW2 in convoy protection and was scrapped in 1948.

The Governor of Bombay was George Lloyd, 1st Baron Lloyd (1879-1941).

Supersession was the term used when one officer superceded another, ie the incumbent was replaced.]


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18 November 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

8.00am:  Dressed ship

10.00am:  One rating joined ship

pm:  One Leading Sick Berth Attendant discharged to "Comus"

  One Sick Berth Attendant joined ship from "Comus"

6.00pm:  Undressed ship

7.00pm:  Illuminated ship

Number on sick list 7


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19 November 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

am:  Landed field gun’s crew

    Commander. Grattan & Pay Commander Kimber left ship for passage to England

  1 Chief Petty Officer & 1 Engine Room Artificer discharged to SS. Devanha

  1 rating returned from hospital

pm:  Leave to Red & White watches 1pm to 7am, Petty Officers till 7.30am

    Leave to Boys 1.30pm till 7pm

    Make & mend clothes

Number on sick list 7


[SS Devanha, 8092 tons, was built in 1906 for P&O Lines by Caird & Co, Greenock. During WW1 she served as a troopship & hospital ship and was finally scrapped in 1928.]


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20 November 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

Bucket one in number lost by accident

7.20am:  Landed Roman Catholic church party

8.00am:  Dressed ship

10.30am:  Divine Service, 58 ratings from “Comus” attended, celebrated Holy Communion

1.30pm:  Leave to White & Blue watches till 7am

    Landed Ceremonial party for opening of Seamen’s Institute

6.00pm:  Undressed ship

6.15pm:  Illuminated ship

Number on sick list 7


[The Prince of Wales opened the Seamen’s Club which bears his name and offers accommodation and facilities to visiting sailors.]


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21 November 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

2.20pm:  Landed field gun’s crew

3.30pm:  Landed tournament party

    Landed party for power station

4.00pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am

6.00pm:  Undressed ship

7.00pm:  Illuminated ship

11.00pm:  Switched off illuminating circuits

Number on sick list 8


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22 November 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

2.00am:  Power station party returned on board

7.20am:  “Rapidol” secured alongside

8.00am:  Dressed ship

10.00am:  Finished oiling

10.30am:  “Rapidol” cast off

1.30pm:  1 stoker rejoined from hospital

5.00pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 7am

    Landed Power Station party

6.00pm:  Undressed ship

5.30pm:  Illuminated ship

10.30pm:  Switched off illuminating circuits

Number on sick list 8


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23 November 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

Barometer A594 Adie

1.20am:  Power Station party returned on board

7.30am:  Returned salute of 7 guns for Commander-in-Chief

am:  Hands preparing boats for sailing

    Party drawing stores

1.00pm:  1 rating discharged to Admiralty House

    Boats’ crews away sailing

4.30pm:  Discharged 3 ratings to Admiralty House

    Leave to White & Blue watches till 7am

Number on sick list 8


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24 November 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

7.00am:  “Caroline” proceeded alongside “Comus”

am:  Hands employed about boats, drawing stores & refitting

pm:  Hands employed provisioning ship

3.30pm:  “Caroline” returned to her buoy

Number on sick list 8


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25 November 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

am:  Hands employed provisioning ship

    Royal Marine Band discharged to “Comus”

    2 ratings rejoined ship from Admiralty House

5.00pm:  1 rating (joiner) discharged to Admiralty House

Number on sick list 9

[signed] Capt J M Braithwaite [in different hand] Captain (on supersession) 25 November 1921


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26 November 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

6.00am:  Hands provisioning ship

    Landed dockyard party

8.00am:  Returned a salute of 15 guns for Rear Admiral Lous Clinton Baker CB

    Hands provisioning ship & drawing stores

    Captain WA Egerton joined ship

    Received mail on board

    1 Non-commissioned Officer, 14 privates RMLI joined ship from “Renown”

    1 rating joined ship from “Renown”

11.00am:  Captain L Braithwaite left ship

  Lieutenant Commander J Clayton, Surgeon, Lieutentant Commander Brown & Lieutenant McGrigor left ship for passage home in “Narkunda”

1.00pm:  1 Able Seaman from “Renown” for passage to Detention Quarters

1.30pm:  Leave to White & Blue watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

    Hands made & mended clothes

4.30pm:  “Renown” weighed & proceeded to sea

Number on sick list 12


[Rear Admiral Louis Clinton Baker was probably Rear Admiral Lewis Clinton-Baker who became Commander-in-Chief of the East Indies Station during 1921.

SS Narkunda, 16,632 tons, was built in 1920 by Harland & Wolff for P&O. She was used as a troop carrier during WW2 and after disembarking her troops in 1942 was bombed & sunk with the loss of 31 men.]


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27 November 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

7.00am:  Landed Roman Catholic church party

8.30am:  Landed Presbyterian & Wesleyan church parties

10.30am:  Held Divine Service

5.45pm:  5 ratings joined ship from “Caroline”

Number on sick list 11


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28 November 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

6.00am:  Landed dockyard party

8.00am:  “Triad” saluted Commander-in-Chief’s Flag, replied with 7 guns

10.30am:  Rear Admiral Clinton-Baker visited ship with his Flag flying

6.00pm:  1 stoker joined ship from “Caroline”

Number on sick list 9


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29 November 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

5.30am:  Discharged 2 prisoners with escort to Poona Detention Quarters

am:  2 Able seamen joined ship from “Caroline”

pm:  Landed Dockyard party

6.30pm:  Landed 1 Leading Seaman & 2 Able Seamen as sentries in Dockyard

Number on sick list 9


[Local leave rota continues.]


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30 November 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

8.00am:  Landed Dockyard party, Dockyard sentries came on board

am:  Landed Marine Guard & Band

    Hands employed drawing Gunner’s & Boatswain’s stores, cleaning out boats & drawing stores

1.00pm:  Fired salute of 17 guns for His Excellency the Governor of Bombay visiting the Admiral

pm:  Hands employed drawing & stowing stores & cleaning paintwork

Number on sick list 8



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1921


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1 December 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

8.00am:  Dressed ship overall – Her Majesty Queen Alexandra’s birthday

am:  Dockyard party drawing stores, hands employed refitting & as requisite

pm:  Landed Dockyard parties, hands employed preparing for painting, stowing stores & as requisite

6.00pm:  Undressed ship

Number on sick list 11


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2 December 1921

[Date on log given as 1920]

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

7.15am:  Exercised ‘General Quarters’

8.00am:  Secured

am:  Hands employed taking in ammunition & stores.

    Held examination on board for signal ratings & wireless telegraphy ratings

10.35am:  Fired 11 gun salute for Major General Commanding Indian Brigade

pm:  Hands employed taking in ammunition & stores

5.15pm:  Surgeon Commander Austen, Lieutenant Madden, sub-Lieutenant Jolliffe joined ship from SS Field Marshall

Number on sick list 12


[SS Field Marshall, 6167 tons, was built in 1903 as SS Feldmarschall by Reiherstieg Schiffswerfte & Maschinenfabrik Ag, Hamburg for the Deutsche Ost-Afrika Linie, Hamburg. She was taken over by the British Government in 1916 and her name Anglicized. She was sold & renamed for the first time in 1922 and finally wrecked in 1947 without loss of life.]


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3 December 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

am:  Examined signal & wireless telegraphy ratings for higher rating

Number on sick list 15


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4 December 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

7.00am:  Landed church parties

7.30am:  Celebrated Holy Communion

9.00am:  Divisions. Admiral inspected ship’s company

10.30am:  Divine Service

5.00pm:  Discharged HRH’s Guard of Honour to RIMS Dufferin

Number on sick list 10


[RIMS Dufferin, 7457 tons, was built as a troopship in 1905 by Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness. She served as an Armed Merchant Cruiser during WW1 and became an Engineering Training Ship in 1927. She was sold in 1955.]


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5 December 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

5.00am:  Stowed hammocks on deck

am:  Hands employed cleaning out hammock nettings, drawing stores, cleaning out boats & preparing for coaling

11.40am:  “Comus” slipped & proceeded

pm:  Landed Dockyard parties, furled lower Quarter Deck awnings.

    Hands employed furling waist awnings & preparing for coaling

11.00pm:  Secured coaling lighters alongside

Number on sick list 9


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6 December 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

5.30am:  Rigged diving boat, sent small boats away to buoy, prepared for coaling

8.00am:  Commenced coaling, native labour

am:  Hands employed oiling wires, Divers employed cleaning propellers

    Cleaned mess decks

Lost overboard by accident: 1 diving knife, case & handle

1.30pm:  Finished coaling

    Hands employed reeling up wires & cleaning ship

    Washed down upper deck

5.00pm:  Watch employed hoisting in Carpenter’s stores

Number on sick list 13


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7 December 1921

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

6.00am:  Read warrant no 28 for HMS Comus, prisoner discharged to Poona Detention Quarters

11.00am:  1 Leading Signalman & 1 Wireless Telegraphy rating discharged to “Cyclamen”

pm:  Hands employed securing ship for sea & stowing stores

    Rove slip rope

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 10pm. Ship under sailing orders

    5 ratings discharged to Admiral’s House

    14 ratings joined ship for passage to “Caroline”

    3 ratings joined ship from Admiral’s House

    Moored ship’s barge in dockyard

    Hoisted Admiral’s barge

9.00pm:  Discharged Chaplain E Griffiths BA to shore

Number on sick list 11


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8 December 1921

Bombay to Colombo

Lat 16.70, Long 72.95

7.00am:  Slipped & proceeded out of harbour

8.21am:  Altered course to starboard to avoid fishing stakes

11.28am:  Altered course to starboard to avoid dhow

pm:  Hands employed scraping upper deck after caulking

4.52pm:  Slow both, altered course as requisite for adjusting compasses

Number on sick list 11


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9 December 1921

Bombay to Colombo

Lat 14.65, Long 73.57

1.32am:  Vengurla Light abeam

1.08pm:  Closed Dhow (MIV 5998) bearing N80E, 5’, apparently in distress who reported fishing main yard but otherwise alright.

    Hands employed scraping & holystoning decks

9.10pm:  Spoke SS Indus Maru Colombo to Bombay

Number on sick list 12


[SS Indus Maru, 4366 tons, was built in 1918 for Osaka Shosen KK, a Japanese Line. She was torpedoed in 1943.

Vengurla Lighthouse is in India at Lat 15.85, Long 73.62. There is also a lighthouse at Vengurla Rock.]


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10 December 1921

Bombay to Colombo

Lat 10.77, Long 75.47

5.00am:  Cotta Point Lighthouse abeam

10.00am:  Spoke SS Rotherley

1.20pm:  Spoke SS Gairsoppa

3.10pm:  Spoke SS Aungban

3.20pm:  Sighted Allepi Light House East

7.05pm:  Quilon Light abeam

Number on sick list 10


[Cotta Point Lighthouse is now known as Kadalur Point Lighthouse and is at Lat 11.47, Long 75.63

SS Rotherly may be SS Rothley, 3959 tons, built in 1911 by the Blyth Shipbuilding & Drydock Co Ltd. In 1933 she was sold & renamed Kyma. In 1941 she hit a mine and sank later but without loss of life.

SS Gairsoppa, 5237 tons, was built in 1919 by Palmer’s Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Newcastle-on-Tyne and operated by the British India Steam Navigation Co. In 1941 she was torpedoed with the loss of 88 lives.

SS Aungban, 5125 ton tanker, was built in 1917 by Palmer’s Shipbuilding & Iron Co, Hebburn for the Burma Oil Co Ltd, Rangoon. She was sold to a Japanese company in 1938 and renamed. In 1943 she was torpedoed by a US submarine.

Allepi Light is now indexed as Alleppey Lighthouse at Lat 9.49, Long 76.32

Quilan Lighthouse is at Lat 8.9, Long 76.58.]


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11 December 1921

Bombay to Colombo

Lat 7.52, Long 78.17

2.26am:  Muttum Light abeam, 14’

    Secured foc’sle awning

9.00am:  Lower boom Port carried away

    Furled foc’sle awning

1.00pm:  Furled Port after battery awning

4.45pm:  Sighted Colombo

6.43pm:  Stopped, picked up pilot

7.02pm:  Passed through breakwater

7.30pm:  Made fast to buoys. No 6 berth

8.00pm:  Anchored.

    Leave to White & Blue watches till 7am

Number on sick list 10


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12 December 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Surgeon Commander Austin left ship for “Caroline”

5.30pm:  15 ratings discharged to “Caroline” for passage home

Number on sick list 10


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13 December 1921

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Hands employed pumice stoning paintwork and painting between decks

  Boys getting sand in 2nd Cutter

pm:  One rating returned from Hospital

  Landed football party

  Hands employed pumice stoning paintwork and painting between decks

4.40pm:  RIMS Dufferin arrived

  Discharged one Leading Stoker and one Marine to "Caroline”

8.00pm:  Slipped from buoys weighed Port anchor. Proceeded out of harbour

  Cheered HMS Caroline

10.56pm:  Barberyn Light abeam

Number on sick list 10


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14 December 1921

Colombo to Calcutta

Lat 5.90, Long 81.05

12.50am:  Sighted Pointe de Galle Light S71E

3.05am:  Sighted Dondra Head Light N78E

5.18am:  Dondra Head Light abeam 8½’

9.56am:  Great Basses Light House N34E

11.33am:  Great Basses Light House abeam

12.03pm:  Little Basses Light House N8E

4.00pm:  Quarters. Exercised ‘Collision Stations’

Number on sick list 16


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15 December 1921

Colombo to Calcutta

Lat 10.48, Long 82.98

Number on sick list 12


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16 December 1921

Colombo to Calcutta

Lat 15.28, Long 85.00

Number on sick list 9


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17 December 1921

Colombo to Calcutta

Lat 17.50, Long 87.05

9.00am:  Divisions with ditty boxes, cap boxes & greatcoats

Number on sick list 9


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18 December 1921

Calcutta

Lat 22.544, Long 88.317

3.10am:  Sighted Pilot’s Ridge Light Vessel

3.45am:  Sighted Eastern Channel Light Vessel

4.33am:  Stopped & picked up pilot

6.49am:  Intermediate Light Vessel abeam

7.45am:  Lower Gaspar Light Vessel abeam

8.55am:  Sagar Island Light House abeam

11.10am:  His Excellency, the Viceroy, passed in "Pansy" fired Royal Salute of 31 guns

1.57pm:  Stopped, picked up Berthing Master

2.25pm:  Anchored, slewed ship off Kiddepore docks

4.53pm:  Weighed & proceeded alongside

6.05pm:  Secured to no 4 inner berth

8.00pm:  Watch employed about stern cable

11.15pm:   Finished securing cables

Number on sick list 8


[Pilot’s Ridge Light Vessel is at Lat 20.86, Long 87.87

Eastern Channel Light Vessel is at Lat 20.99, Long 88.2

Intermediate Light Vessel is at Lat 21.22, Long 88.2

Lower Gaspar Light Vessel is 14 miles from Intermediate Light Vessel

Sagar Island Lighthouse is at Lat 21.65, Long 88.05

HMS Pansy, 990 tons, was built in 1916 by William Hamilton & Co, Port Glasgow. She was sold to the Calcutta Port Commissioners in 1920.]


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19 December 1921

Calcutta

Lat 22.544, Long 88.317

4 chain hooks lost overboard by accident

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

Number on sick list 8


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20 December 1921

Calcutta

Lat 22.544, Long 88.317

All day:  Hands painting ship

Number on sick list 7


[Leave rota continues.]


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21 December 1921

Calcutta

Lat 22.544, Long 88.317

All day:  Hands painting ship

9.00am:  “Comus” secured to No 3 berth

Number on sick list 9


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22 December 1921

Calcutta

Lat 22.544, Long 88.317

7.00am:  Landed Marine Guard of Honour & Band for exercise

All day:  Hands painting ship

1.00pm:  Party rigging illuminating circuits

Number on sick list 9


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23 December 1921

Calcutta

Lat 22.544, Long 88.317

pm:   Leave to White & Blue watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

    Hands made & mended clothes

Number on sick list 10


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24 December 1921

Calcutta

Lat 22.544, Long 88.317

8.00am:   Dressed ship

9.00am:  Landed Royal Guard of Honour, Band & 100 seamen for lining the streets

10.30am:  Fired salute of 31 guns for HRH the Prince of Wales

1.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

    Hands made & mended clothes

    Ship open to European visitors

5.25pm:  Undressed ship

7.30pm:  Illuminated ship

10.30pm:  Switched off illuminating circuits

Number on sick list 5


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25 December 1921

Calcutta

Lat 22.544, Long 88.317

6.30am:  Landed Roman Catholic church party

7.30am:  Celebrated Holy Communion

8.00am:  Dressed ship

10.00am:  Landed church parties

12.10pm:  HRH the Prince of Wales came on board & inspected the mess decks

1.00pm:  HRH left ship

5.25pm:  Undressed ship

7.00pm:  1 Able seaman rejoined ship from Hospital, Bombay

7.30pm:  Illuminated ship

10.30pm:  Switched off illuminating circuits

Number on sick list 5


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26 December 1921

Calcutta

Lat 22.544, Long 88.317

8.00am:  Dressed ship

1.30pm:  Leave to White & Blue watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

5.25pm:  Undressed ship

10.30pm:  Mail arrived on board

Number on sick list 5


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27 December 1921

Calcutta

Lat 22.544, Long 88.317

9.10am:  Commenced coaling, native labour

1.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

    Landed Band to attend funeral of Able Seaman from “Comus”

6.00pm:  Finished coaling

Number on sick list 7


[The funeral was of Able Seaman AF Compton, ON J43708.]


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28 December 1921

Calcutta

Lat 22.544, Long 88.317

8.00am:  Dressed ship

    Landed Marine Guard of Honour & Band for unveiling of Queen Victoria Memorial

    Hands cleaning ship throughout after coaling

1.00pm:  Unrigged brow, prepared for sea

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till midnight

5.25pm:  Undressed ship

Number on sick list 7


[The Memorial would seem to be the Victoria Memorial Hall which is now an exhibition space & museum.]


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29 December 1921

Calcutta to Rangoon

Lat 22.544, Long 88.317

6.00am:  Hands employed about cables fore & aft. Rove slip ropes

8.00am:  Let go wires & proceeded into stream

9.02am:  Anchorage off Kidderpore Docks

9.21am:  Weighed & proceeded to Jarden Reach

9.40am:  Pilot took charge

12.35pm:  Passed James & Mary shoal, closed water tight doors, shut all scuttles

3.35pm:  Anchored

5.27pm:  Weighed & proceeded

5.57pm:  Sagar Island Light abeam

8.48pm:  Intermediate Light Vessel abeam

10.17pm:  Stopped, dropped pilot

11.02pm:  Eastern Channel Light Vessel abeam, 3’

Number on sick list 7


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30 December 1921

Calcutta to Rangoon

Lat 19.83, Long 89.57

am:  Aired bedding, guns’ crews to drill, exercised supply parties

    Hands employed refitting boats’ falls & guard rails

    Signalmen at exercise

pm:  Hands employed refitting boats’ falls & guard rails

4.15pm:  Stopped. Let go both life buoys. Lowered both sea boats, picked up buoys

4.35pm:  Hoisted boats

4.37pm:  Proceeded

Number on sick list 9


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31 December 1921

Calcutta to Rangoon

Lat 17.15, Long 92.78

Lost overboard by accident: 2 sets gangway manropes

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

1.10pm:  Sighted land on port bow

3.35pm:  Sighted Diamond Island wireless telegraphy station

3.40pm:  Sighted Alguada Light House S49E

4.30pm:  Hands mustered for monthly payment

8.00pm:  Watch cleared away anchors & cables

9.50pm:  Sighted Baragua Light Vessel 070o

Number on sick list 9

[signed] W Egerton, Captain, [signed] JH Drummond Lieut Comdr (N)


[Diamond Island is off the coast of Burma at Lat 15.87, Long 94.87

Alguada Reef Lighthouse is off the coast of Burma at Lat 15.7, Long 94.2

Baragua Light Vessel is situated off the Baragua Flats, a shoal off the coast of Burma at Lat 15.67, Long 95.27.]


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LOG BOOK – JANUARY 1ST 1922 TO DECEMBER 26TH 1922


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[This page lists the breakdown of crew, armament, meteorological instrument, boats, armaments etc.]



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1922


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1 January 1922

Rangoon

Lat 16.76, Long 96.20

1.25am:  Krishna Light Vessel abeam

    Spoke SS Shak Warla

5.45am:  Stopped, picked up pilot

9.26am:  Passed through Hastings Channel

9.36am:  Stopped, picked up berthing master

10.20am:  Made fast to No7 buoy, Barr Street

1.30pm:  Leave to White & Blue watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

pm:  2nd cutter foremost fall became unhooked & boat fell in the water

Lost overboard by accident: 6 hand scrubbers, 1 ensign white & 4 [blank]

    5 oars ash, 1 hand lantern Pattern 330

Number on sick list 9


[In 1905 Krishna Light Vessel was sighted at Lat 15.62, Long 95.1

I have been unable to trace SS Shak Warla but SS War Hathor, 2264 tons, was built in 1918 by the Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co, Ontario for The Shipping Controller, London. She was sold to the British Steam Navigation Co, India in 1919 and renamed “Warla”. She was sold again & renamed in 1934 then sunk as a blockship in 1937.]


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2 January 1922

Rangoon

Lat 16.76, Long 96.20

7.30am:  Dressed ship

7.35am:  Landed Royal Guard of Honour

7.50am:  Manned ship. Saluted His Royal Highness with 31 guns

8.00am:  Gave 3 cheers for HRH

8.15am:  Fired Royal Salute of 31 guns as HRH stepped ashore

am:  Prepared to illuminate ship

    Hands employed refitting & about boats, party painting mess decks

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

    2 ratings discharged to “Dufferin”

5.00pm:  Undressed ship

7.00pm:  Illuminated ship

10.00pm:  Switched off illuminating circuits

Number on sick list 11


[Leave rota continues.]


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3 January 1922

Rangoon

Lat 16.76, Long 96.20

8.00am:  Dressed ship

am:  Hands employed painting mess decks, refitting & cleaning out boats

    Exercised 6” breechworkers

    Boys to school & physical drill

pm:  Hands employed furling quarter deck awnings, painting ropes & painting mess decks

7.00pm:  Undressed ship

7.30pm:  Illuminated ship

11.00pm:  Switched off illuminating circuits

Number on sick list 13


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4 January 1922

Rangoon

Lat 16.76, Long 96.20

8.00am:  Dressed ship

1.30pm:  Leave to White & Blue watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

5.30pm:  Undressed ship

Number on sick list 14


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5 January 1922

Rangoon

Lat 16.76, Long 96.20

8.30am:  Coal lighters secured alongside

9.00am:  Commenced coaling

6.30pm:  Finished coaling

Number on sick list 16


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6 January 1922

Rangoon

Lat 16.76, Long 96.20

pm:  Party rigging quarterdeck for Admiral's dinner party

Number on sick list 14


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7 January 1922

Rangoon to Madras

Lat 16.48, Long 96.33

9.10am:  Slipped and proceeded out of harbour, pilot on board

11.30am:  Elephant Point abeam

12.36pm:  Passed Fairway Buoy West, 1.0’

1.06pm:  Stopped, dropped pilot

1.16pm:  China Bakir Light House N32W

4.30pm:  Surgeon Commander lectured to ship's company

5.45pm:  Commenced sounding every ¼ hour

6.30pm:  Krishna Light Vessel N16W

7.46pm:  Sighted Baragua Light Vessel N74W

9.00pm:  Finished sounding

Number on sick list 16


[Elephant Point is in the estuary at Lat 16.48, Long 96.33

China Bakir Lighthouse is now lost and no longer visible.]


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8 January 1922

Rangoon to Madras

Lat 14.83, Long 91.30

1.00am:  Sighted Alguada Light N41W

9.00am:  Divisions. Service certificates shown to ship's company

10.30am:  Held Divine Service

11.30am:  Patent Log carried away

Lost overboard by accident: Rotators 1 in number Patt No 315C and Patt 317 Governor wheel 1

Number on sick list 16


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9 January 1922

Rangoon to Madras

Lat 14.42, Long 86.72

am:  Hands employed about boats & refitting, party painting mess decks

    Signalmen at signal exercise

pm:  Hands employed fitting new dressing lines and picking up ropes, party painting mess decks, remainder about boats

Number on sick list 14


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10 January 1922

Rangoon to Madras

Lat 13.58, Long 82.32

4.00pm:  Quarters. Night Defence Stations, shifted to Conning Tower steering

6.30pm:  Burnt searchlights

Number on sick list 15


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11 January 1922

Madras

Lat 13.10, Long 80.30

5.00am:  Sighted Madras Light

6.55am:  Stopped, picked up pilot

7.00am:  Proceeded into harbour

7.20am:  Stopped off Jetty, let go starboard anchor, made fast to No 3 berth

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

Number on sick list 15


[There are 3 lighthouse sites in close proximity near to Madras (now indexed Chennai), they all seem to be at Lat 13.04, Long 80.28]


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12 January 1922

Madras

Lat 13.10, Long 80.30

am:  Hands employed cleaning out boats & painting. Party painting ship’s side

  Landed party for lining streets and Marines for exercise

  Boys to school & physical drill

pm:  Hands employed painting Quarter Deck & ship’s side

Number on sick list 14


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13 January 1922

Madras

Lat 13.10, Long 80.30

6.30am:  Dressed ship

7.00am:  RIMS Dufferin & Comus arrived

    Saluted His Royal Highness Prince of Wales with 31 guns

8.00am:  Landed Guard of Honour & seamen & marines for lining street

    “Dufferin” secured alongside jetty

    “Comus” made fast to buoys

8.30am:  HRH landed, saluted with 31 guns

9.00am:  Guard of Honour etc returned on board

7.00pm:  Illuminated ship

10.00pm:  Switched off illuminating circuits

Number on sick list 13


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14 January 1922

Madras

Lat 13.10, Long 80.30

8.00am:  Dressed ship

pm:  Ship open to visitors

    Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

    Hands made & mended clothes

6.00pm:  Undressed ship

7.00pm:  Illuminated ship

10.00pm:  Switched off illuminating circuits

Number on sick list 15


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15 January 1922

Madras

Lat 13.10, Long 80.30

8.00am:  Dressed ship

9.00am:  Divisions on the Jetty

10.00am:  Held Divine Service on the Jetty

11.00am:  One rating rejoined ship from Bombay Hospital

pm:  Ship open to visitors

6.00pm:  Undressed ship

8.30pm:  HRH the Prince of Wales dined on board

  Illuminated ship

11.00pm:  Negative illuminate ship

Number on sick list 14


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16 January 1922

Madras

Lat 13.10, Long 80.30

7.00am:  Commenced coaling

am:  Hands employed refitting & as requisite. Party cleaning out tanks

4.15pm:  Leave to Blue watch till 7am

5.30pm:  4 ratings discharged to “Comus”

7.00pm:  Finished coaling, received 453 tons

    Hands cleaning ship

8.00pm:  Leave to White watch till 7am

9.00pm:  Hoisted boats

Number on sick list 13


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17 January 1922

Madras

Lat 13.10, Long 80.30

7.00am:  Landed Rifle shooting team

pm:  Ship open to visitors

Number on sick list 14


[Leave rota continues.]


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18 January 1922

Madras

Lat 13.10, Long 80.30

am:  Boys to school, seamanship training classes

    Hands employed painting, refitting, cleaning out tanks

2.00pm:  Admiral’s Staff and 20 ratings left ship

3.30pm:  Weighed & proceeded as requisite out of harbour

3.55pm:  Stopped, dropped pilot

4.05pm:  Madras Light House abeam, 1.6’

4.38pm:  Stopped starboard engine (condenser leaking)

6.10pm:  Mahabalipuram Light House 233o

8.00pm:  Burnt searchlights

Number on sick list 14


[Mahabalipuram Light House is in India at Lat 12.62, Long 80.19.]


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19 January 1922

Madras to Trincomali

Lat 10.30, Long 81.05

9.55am:  Stopped. Dropped target, course & speed as requisite for carrying out 1” aiming rifle practice

    Shifted to Lower Conning Tower steering

    Shifted to Forebridge steering

11.00am:  Picked up target

2.00pm:  Sighted land on starboard bow

pm:  Hands sponging out guns

    Men passing educational test to school

4.00pm:  Quarters. Changed over to Lower Conning Tower steering & back again, twice

6.25pm:  Course as requisite for entering harbour

6.56pm:  Anchored

Number on sick list 14


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20 January 1922

Trincomali

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

am:  General Quarters

    Fired 2 empty torpedoes

    Hands employed scrubbing boats sails, cleaning ship & painting

pm:  Ordinary seamen away boat sailing

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 9pm, Chief Petty Officers & Petty Officers till 9.30pm

7.00pm:  Burnt searchlights, fired starshell

Number on sick list 14


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21 January 1922

Trincomali

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

am:  16 ratings discharged to Sick Quarters

1.30pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 9pm, Boys till 7pm

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

Number on sick list 13


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22 January 1922

Trincomali

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

6.00am:  Landed Roman Catholic church party

10.00am:  Held Divine Service

1.30pm:  Leave to White & Blue watches till 9pm, Boys till 7pm

Number on sick list 14


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23 January 1922

Trincomali

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

am:  Exercised ‘Out Bower Anchor’ & ‘Replace Same’

    Away all boats

    Stokers to physical drill, Marines prepare to land

    Replaced gear

pm:  All boats away, sailing

    Boatswain’s party rigging target

    Party cleaning out tanks, refitting & painting sick bay

Number on sick list 17


[Leave rota continues.]


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24 January 1922

Trincomali

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

5.30am:  Sent firing party to “Rapidol”

    Hands employed furling awnings & preparing for sea

    Turned in boats

7.00am:  Weighed & proceeded to sea

8.00am:  Course & speed as requisite for firing

8.35am:  Commenced firing, port side (2 runs)

9.10am:  Shifted sub-calibre tubes

9.30am:  Commenced firing starboard side (2 sides)

10.10am:  Ceased firing, secure. Proceeded as requisite for firing torpedoes

11.57am:  Fired 1st torpedo

12.45pm:  Picked up torpedo

1.56pm:  Fired 2nd torpedo

2.58pm:  Picked up 2nd torpedo

3.10pm:  Anchored

Anchor bearings:  Ford Point Light House S87W

    Fort Frederick N62½W

    Rocky Point N73W

  Pigeon Island N36W

6.05pm:  Weighed & proceeded as requisite for night firing

6.50pm:  Commenced firing

7.20pm:  Finished firing

8.48pm:  Anchored

Anchor bearings:  Foul Point Light House N54½E

    Round Island Light N45½W

Number on sick list 14


[Foul Point Lighthouse is in Sri Lanka at Lat 8.52, Long 81.32

Fort Frederick is in Sri Lanka at Lat 8.57, Long 81.23. It was begun by the Portuguese in 1623 and is still in use today.

Rocky Point is in Sri Lanka at Lat 8.57, Long 81.25

Pigeon Island is off Sri Lanka at Lat 8.72, Long 81.2, there is a Pigeon Islet nearby.

Round Island Lighthouse is often indexed as Kevuliya and marks the entrance to Trincomalee. It lies at Lat 8.52, Long 81.22.]


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25 January 1922

Trincomali

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

7.00am:  Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite for firing

8.11am:  Commenced firing, sub-calibre, port side (2 runs)

8.35am:  Ceased firing, shifted sub-calibre guns

9.10am:  Commenced firing, sub-calibre, starboard side (2 runs)

9.41am:  Ceased firing

10.45am:  Anchored in B 1

pm:  Hands employed working about targets & as requisite cleaning ship

    Party working about guns

Number on sick list 16


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26 January 1922

Trincomali

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

7.00am:  Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

8.15am:  General Quarters

9.04am:  Commenced firing

9.16am:  Ceased firing

10.20am:  Course as requisite into harbour

10.42am:  Anchored & moored ship

pm:  Hands employed about anchors & cables, about targets

    Torpedo party about torpedoes. Fired 2 torpedoes.

6.30pm:  Ship at single anchor in A1 berth

Number on sick list 17


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27 January 1922

Trincomali

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

8.00am:  Aired bedding

    Divisions. Prayers. Inspected bedding

    Hands employed scraping & painting, boats away sailing

pm:  Leading seamen away sailing 2nd cutter

    Hands employed refitting, painting & as requisite

Number on sick list 18


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28 January 1922

Trincomali

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

Number on sick list 19


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29 January 1922

Trincomali

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

7.00am:  Landed Roman Catholic church party

10.00am:  Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 21


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30 January 1922

Trincomali

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

7.30am:  “Rapidol” secured alongside

am:  Landed Royal Marine detatchment for route march

    Landed demolition party

    Exercised General Drills: ‘Let go bower anchor & weighed by hand’, ‘Land fire engine’, ‘Rig diving boat’

10.15am:  “Rapidol” cast off

pm:  Hands employed replacing gear, scraping, painting & refitting

Number on sick list 18


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31 January 1922

Trincomali to Colombo

Lat 8.10, Long 81.82

7.00am:  Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

7.50am:  Foul Point Light House abeam

9.15am:  Course & speed as requisite for carrying out full-calibre throw-off firing at “Rapidol”, speed 10-18 knots

11.20am:  Ceased firing

11.30am:  Course as requisite for firing torpedoes

12.57pm:  Proceeded

2.00pm:  Sighted Batticaloa Light House

    Torpedo party striking down torpedoes

6.00pm:  Commenced working up to full speed

6.55pm:  Commenced full speed trial

7.15pm:  Little Basses 242o

8.37pm:  Great Basses Light abeam

8.55pm:  Commenced easing down

9.57pm:  Hambantota Light abeam

20.59pm:  Sighted Dondra Head Light, West

Number on sick list 14



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1922


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1 February 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

12.53am:  Dondra Light bearing N

3.05am:  Galle Light abeam

4.28am:  Barberyn Light N

6.25am:  Barberyn Light abeam

9.20am:  Stopped. Picked up pilot

9.55am:  Anchored

10.15am:  Made fast to buoys No 13 & 14

pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches of stokers till 7am

    Hands employed shipping new port lower boom, scraping & cleaning paintwork

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am

5.30pm:  Lieutenant Pisani joined ship for passage

Number on sick list 15


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2 February 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

5.00pm:  Coal lighters made fast alongside

Number on sick list 14


[Leave rota continues.]


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3 February 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

6.00am:  Prepared for coaling, furled boat deck awnings, covered boats

6.30am:  Commenced coaling

am:  Hands employed scraping ship’s side, drawing sand & as requisite

    Boys at school

11.00am:  Finished coaling, received 500 tons. Coal lighters cast off

pm:  Hands employed cleaning ship throughout

Number on sick list 14


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4 February 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

1.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 8pm, Boys till 7pm, Chief Petty Officers till 9.30pm

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

4.30pm:  2 stoker ratings discharged to “Renown”

    2 stoker ratings joined ship from “Renown”

    One Boy joined ship for passage

9.50pm:  Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

Number on sick list 13


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5 February 1922

Colombo to Bombay

Lat 8.0, Long 77.37

8.45am:  Sighted land on starboard bow

10.30am:  Held Divine Service

Noon:  Muttum Point Light House N18W

6.38pm:  Quilon Light House N48E

10.03pm:  Alleppi Light House N71E

Number on sick list 10


[Alleppi Lighthouse is now indexed as Alleppey or Alapphuza Lighthouse and is at Lat 9.49, Long 76.32.]


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6 February 1922

Colombo to Bombay

Lat 11.97, Long 75.12

12.07am:  Cochin Light N58E

1.30am:  Spoke SS Kiaseh Maru Japanese

8.00am:  Stokers aired bedding

am:  Guns’ crews to loader, parties painting & refitting

11.25am:  Altered course 254o & fired one round from S1 gun

11.40am:  Altered course 293o & fired one round from S1 gun for testing mounting

11.48am:  Altered course 334o

4.00pm:  Quarters. Stopped. Let go starboard life buoy & sent 1st cutter to pick it up.

    Exercised ‘Out collision mat’ & ‘Close water tight doors’

4.26pm:  Proceeded

Number on sick list 10


[It is possible that SS Kiaseh Maru might be the SS Kyosei Maru, 4839 tons, built in 1897 as SS Clan Robertson by W Doxford & Sons, Sunderland. She was sold & renamed in 1922 but foundered in 1924.]


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7 February 1922

Colombo to Bombay

Lat 16.12, Long 73.12

3.50am:  Oyster Rock Light N43E

am:  Boys at steering instruction

    Hands employed painting & refitting, guns crews at drill

pm:  Hands employed providing ammunition & preparing for firing

    Parties painting

2.00pm:  Rajapur Light

3.57pm:  Ratnagiri Light N72½E

5.00pm:  Ratnagiri Light S65½E

    Watch employed getting up ammunition

7.40pm:  Stopped. Dropped target, proceeded as requisite for full calibre night firing (3 runs)

9.15pm:  Stopped. Picked up target

11.20pm:  Altered course to avoid SS Wingfield

Number on sick list 10


[Oyster Rock Lighthouse is off the coast of India at Lat 14.82, Long 74.12

Rajapur Point Light is in India at Lat 16.6, Long 73.32

Ratnagiri Light is in India at Lat 16.98, Long 73.27

The only “Wingfield” that has emerged is this one. “Wingfield”, 191 tons, was built in 1895 in Buffalo, New York & registered in Collinwood, Ontario. She was sailing until at least 1930.]


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8 February 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

1.45am:  Rajpuri Light abeam

2.42am:  Kundari [Khanderi?] Light abeam

3.40am:  Sighted Prongs Light

6.08am:  Bombay Light Vessel abeam

7.00am:  Stopped. Made fast to [blank]

7.30am:  “Cyclamen” sailed

am:  Cleaning ship throughout

    Cleaned guns

    2 ratings joined ship

pm:  Hands employed surveying cable, cleaning boats & as requisite

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 11.30pm, Boys till 7pm

Number on sick list 8


[Prongs Reef Lighthouse is often indexed as Colaba Point Lighthouse and is at Lat 18.88, Long 72.8.]


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9 February 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

Am:  Hands employed surveying cable & cleaning paintwork

    One stoker joined ship from “Espiegle”

pm:  Hands employed chipping, scraping & painting

4.30pm:  2 signal & 2 wireless telegraphy ratings discharged to shore

Number on sick list 8


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10 February 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

am:  Boys to school

All day:  Hands employed about cables, scraping, painting & refitting. Landed dockyard parties

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

Number on sick list 7


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11 February 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

1.30pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

    Hands made & mended clothes

Number on sick list 8


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12 February 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

7.00am:  Landed Church parties

9.15am:  Held Divine Service

1.30pm:  Leave to White & Blue watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

Number on sick list 8


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13 February 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

All day:  Hand employed surveying cable, fitting side screens, landed dockyard parties

Number on sick list 7


[Leave rota continues.]


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14 February 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

2.40am:  Coal lighters arrived alongside

4.45am:  Coal lighter secured alongside

6.30am:  Commenced coaling, native labour

9.05am:  "Crocus" arrived.

am:  Hands employed scraping, refitting & as requisite

2.45pm:  Finished coaling

Number on sick list 8


[HMS Crocus, 1250 ton minesweeper, was launched in 1915 by Lobnitz & Co, Renfrew. She was sold at Bombay in 1930.]


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15 February 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

am:  Hands employed ammunitioning ship

    Landed dockyard parties, party employed about cables

pm:  Hands employed ammunitioning ship & as requisite refitting

    Landed dockyard party

Number on sick list 8


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16 February 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

am:  Hands employed surveying cables, scraping, painting & refitting

    Landed dockyard party

pm:  Hands employed surveying cables, returning torpedoes, scraping & refitting

    Landed dockyard parties

Number on sick list 7


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17 February 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

am:  One stoker deserter brought on board.

    Hands employed painting, refitting & scraping ship’s side

    Landed dockyard parties

pm:  Hands employed scraping & painting. Landed dockyard parties

Number on sick list 7


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18 February 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

1.30pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

    Hands made & mended clothes

Number on sick list 7


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19 February 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

7.00am:  Landed church parties

    Celebrated Holy Communion

9.00am:  Held Divine Service

1.30pm:  Leave to Blue & White watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

Number on sick list 7


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20 February 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

6.30am:  Read Warrant no 141 & 142, landed prisoner with escort

am:  Hands employed hoisting in & stowing provisions

    Landed dockyard parties, party painting mess decks

    One rating returned from Hospital

pm:  Hands employed hoisting in & stowing provisions & stores, party painting mess deck

Number on sick list 8


[Leave rota continues.]


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21 February 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

All day:  Hands hoisting in & stowing stores, party painting mess decks. Landed dockyard party

4.30pm:  Leave to Red watch till 7am

Number on sick list 9


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22 February 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

am:  Hands employed hoisting in and stowing stores. Party painting mess decks

  Landed dockyard party

  Held medical survey on board

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am

5.30pm:  Lieutenant Britton discharged to Hospital

Number on sick list 10


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23 February 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

7.00am:  Read Warrant no 143

All day:  Hands employed hoisting in & stowing stores, parties scraping & painting

    Landed dockyard parties

Number on sick list 8


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24 February 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

am:  Hands employed about stores, painting mess decks, scraping ship’s side, refitting & as requisite

1.00pm:  Lieutenant Commander Ord discharged to Hospital

pm:  Landed dockyard party

    Hands employed about stores, painting, scraping & refitting

Number on sick list 8


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25 February 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

am:  Hands passing educational test to school

pm:  Lead to Red & Blue watch till 7am

    Hands made & mended clothes

Number on sick list 5


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26 February 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

7.00am:  Landed church parties

9.15am:  Held Divine Service

1.30pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

Number on sick list 5


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27 February 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

am:  Landed dockyard parties

    Hands employed cleaning down aloft and preparing for dressing and illuminating ship

    Parties employed painting mess decks

pm:  HMS Renown arrived and anchored

    Lieutenant Dick rejoined ship

    Landed dockyard parties

    Hands employed scraping & red leading

  Discharged one rating to Hospital

5.10pm:  "La Perouse" sailed

6.00pm:  Water boat came alongside

Number on sick list 5


[“La Perouse”, 9717 ton cargo ship, was built in 1916 at Dunkirk. She was broken up in 1955 after several changes of name and owner.]


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28 February 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

7.00am:  Rigged diving boat

8.00am:  Dressed ship in honour of Princess Mary's Wedding

am:  Divers employed scraping propellors

    Landed dockyard party

    Hands employed scraping & red-leading

1.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

    Hands made & mended clothes

6.30pm:  Undressed ship

7.17pm:  Illuminated ship

10.30pm:  Switched off Illuminating circuits

Number on sick list 3


[Princess Alexandra Alice Mary (1897-1965) was the daughter of King George V She married Viscount Lascelles, who later became Earl of Harewood.]



LOGS FOR MARCH 1922


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1 March 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

7.00am:  Rigged diving boat

am:  Party cleaning down aloft

    Landed dockyard parties

    Hands employed scraping & red-leading, party painting mess decks

    Divers working about propellors

pm:  Payed [sic] monthly settlement

  Landed dockyard parties

  Hands employed painting down aloft

  Boys to school

Number on sick list 2


[Normal leave rota resumes.]


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2 March 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

am:  Party sat for educational test

    Hands employed painting down aloft, painting funnels & taking in ammunition

12.20pm:  “Triad” arrived & secured to No 3 buoy

pm:  Hands employed painting ship. Landed dockyard party

Number on sick list 3


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3 March 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

6.00am:  Hoisted Steamboat. Landed working party for mail

am:  Landed dockyard parties. Hands employed painting ship

pm:  Hands employed painting ship.

4.30pm:  Leave to Red and Blue watches till 7am, leave to Boys till 11pm

Number on sick list 4


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4 March 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

6.00am:  Hands cleaning ship. Lowered Admiral’s barge

11.30am:  Lowered steam boat

1.30pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

    Hands made & mended clothes

10.00pm:  “Renown” sailed

Number on sick list 4


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5 March 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

7.00am:  Landed church parties

9.00am:  Held Divine Service

10.00am:  Hands mustered by open list

1.30pm:  Leave to White & Blue watches till 7am, Boys till 7pm

Number on sick list 4


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6 March 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

6.30am:  Read warrant no 144

am:  Discharged 5 ratings to HMT Huntsgreen

    Hands employed hoisting in stores & painting ship

pm:  Landed dockyard parties

    Hands painting ship

    Seedie boys scraping & painting side

Number on sick list 4


[HMT Huntsgreen, 9060 ton transport, started life as SS Derflinger built in 1907 for North German Lloyd, Bremen. She was captured by the British in 1914 and later renamed. In 1923 she was sold to her original owners and was broken up in 1932.]


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7 March 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

am:  Landed dockyard parties

    Hands painting ship

    Held Education Test Part I

pm:  Landed dockyard parties

    Hands painting ship

    Held Education Test Part I

5.00pm:  One rating discharged to 'Triad', one rating joined ship from “Triad”

  Lieutenant Britton rejoined ship from Hospital

7.00pm:  “Colombo” left dock and proceeded to buoy

Number on sick list 5


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8 March 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

5.55am:  “'Triad” proceeded into dock

am:  Hands painting ship, landed dockyard parties

    Held examination for Stoker Petty Officers

pm:  Hands painting ship

Number on sick list 5


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9 March 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

7.30am:  French cruiser “Bellatrix” arrived

8.00am:  Answered salute of 13 guns

All day:  Hands painting ship & hoisting in provisions

    Landed dockyard parties

Number on sick list 6


[“Bellatrix”, 1250 tons, was built by Hendersons in 1916-7 and delivered to the French Navy. She was one of the ‘Arabis’ class ‘flower sloops’ (all the British ships were named after flowers) & decommissioned in 1933.]


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10 March 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

7.00am:  Landed mail party

am:  Landed dockyard party

    Hands painting ship

  Funeral party at drill

pm:  Hands painting ship

  Landed Funeral party

Number on sick list 6


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11 March 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

am:  Landed dockyard parties

    Cleaning ship throughout

1.30pm:  Leave to Blue & White watch till 7am, Boys till 7pm

    Hands made & mended clothes

5.10pm:  HMS Ceanothus PC69 & 55 arrived & anchored

Number on sick list 6


[HMS Ceanothus, 1290 ton sloop, was built in 1917 by Armstrong & Whitworth, Newcastle-on-Tyne. In 1922 she was transferred to the Royal Indian Navy & renamed “Elphinstone”. She ran aground & was wrecked in 1925.

PC.69, 680 ton patrol boat, launched 1918 by Workman Clark She was transferred to the Royal Indian Marine in 1921 and renamed “Pathan” in May 1922.She sank in 1940 after an internal explosion (Italian submarine) off Bombay.

PC.55, 680 ton patrol boat, launched 1917 by Barclay Curle. She was transferred to the Royal Indian Marine in Feb 1922 & renamed “Baluchi” in May.1922. She was sold 1935.]


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12 March 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

9.00am:  Landed church parties

    Held Divine Service

10.00am:  7 ratings joined ship from HMS Ceanothus

    Sub Lieutenant Ransome joined ship from PC 55

  Boatswain May & one Petty Officer joined ship from PC 69

1.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am

Number on sick list 6


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13 March 1922

Bombay

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

am:  Hands employed painting ship, party painting funnels

  Returned 1st cutter to dockyard

11.00am:  Lieutenant Hocking left ship for passage to England

1.00pm:  Mr Williams, Boatswain, left ship

pm:  Hands employed hoisting in Admiral’s stores and office gear, parties employed painting

5.30pm:  17 ratings joined ship, 10 ratings discharged to Sailors Home

7.00pm:  1 Prisoner rejoined ship from Poona detention quarters

Number on sick list 7


[Leave rota continues.]


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14 March 1922

Bombay to Colombo

Lat 19.00, Long 72.87

7.30am:  “Bellatrix” sailed (French cruiser)

9.30am:  1 warrant officer joined ship for passage

11.00am:  Commander-in-Chief and Staff rejoined ship

11.30am:  Slipped and proceeded to sea.

  Cheered HMS Colombo

Noon:  Prongs Light House abeam

1.10pm:  Kundari Light House S77E

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

3.52pm:  Rajpuri Light House abeam

6.10pm:  Light House Savaradrug N85W

10.30pm:  Ratnagiri Light S78E

Number on sick list 5


[Savaradrug seems to have been a name used for Murud-Janjira where there is a fort. The fort, begun in the 15th century, is on an island at Lat 18.3, Long 72.96. However there is no mention of a lighthouse on the island.]


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15 March 1922

Bombay to Colombo

Lat 13.35, Long 74.50

2.05am:  Deogarh Light abeam

4.05am:  Burnt Island Light S65E

5.50am:  Spoke SS Chakrata

am:  Aired bedding.

    Hands employed refitting, painting & as requisite

    Guns’ crews to loader drill

11.00am:  Sighted French Cruiser “Bellatrix”

11.15am:  Oyster Rock N78E

pm:  Hands employed refitting & cleaning ship. Parties painting

4.12pm:  Sighted Pigeon Island N70E

8.12pm:  Cahp Light on the bow S63E

11.00pm:  Mangalore Light abeam

Number on sick list 9


[Deogarh Lighthouse is indexed as Devgarh Harbour Lighthouse and is at Lat 16.38, Long 73.37

Burnt Island Lighthouse is now indexed as Vengurla Rocks Lighthouse at Lat 15.88, Lat 73.48

SS Chakrata, 5682 tons, was built in 1913 for the British India Steam Navigation Company. She was scrapped in 1933

Oyster Rock would seem to be Oyster Rocks at Lat 14.83, Long 74.97

Pigeon Island is off the coast of India at Lat 14.02, Long 74.32

Mangalore Lighthouse is in India at Lat 12.87, Long 74.84

Cahp Light was established in 1901 and was then also called Kaph Light. It now seems to be indexed as Kap, Kaup or Udipi Lighthouse and is situated at Lat 13.24, Long 74.61.]


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16 March 1922

Bombay to Colombo

Lat 11.20, Long 76.38

am:  Exercised Guard of Honour

    Hands employed refitting & painting

    Guns crews to loader drill

    Fired Lewis gun for exercise

pm:  Hands refitting, painting & as requisite

5.43pm:  Aleppi Light House abeam

6.00pm:  Burnt searchlights

7.37pm:  Sighted Quilon Light S42E

8.55pm:  Quilon Light abeam

10.00pm:  Spoke SS Clan Stewart

Number on sick list 7


[Aleppi Lighthouse is now indexed as Alleppey or Alappuzha Lighthouse and is in India at Lat 9.49, Long 76.32

I cannot find a “Clan Stewart” operating at this time but there was a “Clan Stuart”, 5760 tons, built 1916 by Russell & Co, Port Glasgow. She sank after a collision with “Orlock Head” in 1940.]


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17 March 1922

Bombay to Colombo

Lat 7.62, Long 78.22

1.08am:  Sighted Muttum Light S76E

2.48am:  Muttum Light abeam

3.34am:  Sighted Muttum Light N19W

8.30am:  Divisions. Prayers. Exercised General Quarters

10.30am:  Secured. Guard of Honour at drill. Guns crews at loader competition

    Hands employed refitting & painting

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

2.40pm:  Sighted land bearing 090o

4.37pm:  Stopped, picked up pilot

5.15pm:  Anchored. Secured to buoys head and stern

6.30pm:  Leave to Blue & White watch till 7am, water tank came alongside

8.30pm:  Water party employed cleaning out fresh water tanks

Number on sick list 7


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18 March 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

8.37am:  Commander-in-Chief landed to call on Governor

9.00am:  Landed libertymen for 60 hours leave

9.15am:  His Excellency the Governor and staff called on the Commander-in-Chief

9.32am:  Governor left ship, fired salute of 17 guns

10.15am:  “Rapidol” made fast alongside

Note in log:  12 tons of fresh water pumped overboard, dead rat in pump

1.30pm:  Leave to 2nd part of Blue watch till 7am

1.45pm:  “Rapidol” slipped & proceeded

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

4.30pm:  “Bellatrix” (French cruiser) arrived

Number on sick list 8


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19 March 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  Landed church parties

10.00am:  Held Divine Service

1.00pm:  Leave to 1st part of Blue watch till 7am

Number on sick list 9


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20 March 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

1.00pm:  Discharged 1 Able Seaman to Hospital

Number on sick list 9


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21 March 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

6.05am:  “Renown” & “Corus” arrived and secured to buoys

8.00am:  Dressed ship. Fired Royal Salute of 21 guns. Landed Guard of Honour

9.55am:  Fired Royal Salute of 21 guns and gave three cheers for HRH the Prince of Wales as he passed the ship and landed

1.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

5.00pm:  One rating joined ship from “Comus”

    5 ratings discharged to “Comus”

    14 ratings & 1 officer discharged to “Renown”

7.00pm:  Illuminated ship

10.00pm:  Switched off illuminating circuits

Number on sick list 9


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22 March 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.15am:  Commenced coaling – native labour

am:  Hands employed refitting

2.17pm:  Finished coaling

5.00pm:  One rating discharged to “Comus”

6.00pm:  Leave to 2nd part Red watch till 7am

Number on sick list 8


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23 March 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

10 boxes 3 pdr blank ammunition, 25 boxes of primers sent to “Comus”

One motor generator sent to “Rapidol”

pm:  HE Education Test Part II classes under instruction

    Hands cleaning down funnels

4,30pm:  Leave to 1st part Red watch till 7am

Number on sick list 8


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24 March 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

6.00am:  Holystoned decks

am:  Cleaning ship throughout

    Parties employed painting

pm:  Hands employed cleaning ship throughout

    One rating joined ship from “Comus”, one rating discharged to “Comus”

4.30pm:  Leave to 2nd part Red watch till 7am

7.00pm:  Illuminated ship

9.00pm:  One rating discharged to “Comus”, one rating joined ship from “Comus”

Number on sick list 8


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25 March 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

6.05am:  “Comus” sailed

8.00am:  Dressed ship

10.15am:  Divisions

10.35am:  HRH the Prince of Wales came on board and inspected the Ship’s Company

10.55am:  HRH left ship for “Renown”

11.10am:  “Renown” slipped and proceeded out of harbour

    Manned ship. Fired Royal Salute of 21 guns

1.30pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 7am

    Hands made & mended clothes

4.00pm:  French Cruiser “Bellatrix” sailed

  Captain and Officers 'At Home' to Colombo

6.22pm:  Undressed ship

Number on sick list 7


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26 March 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  Landed church parties

10.00am:  Held Divine Service, sermon by the Bishop of Colombo

1.30pm:  Leave to Blue & White watches till 7am

    2 whalers away sailing

Number on sick list 7


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27 March 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Exercised General drills, ‘Prepare to tow forward’

    Stokers & Marines pull round harbour

    Replaced gear

pm:  Men passing for HE Test Part II to school

Number on sick list 7


[Refitting, painting & leave rota continue.]


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28 March 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.30am:  Ordinary seamen & Boys returned from leave

am:  All boats’ crews pull round harbour then clean out

pm:  Boats crews refitting sails & rigging

    Men passing for HE Test Part II to school

Number on sick list 7


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29 March 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

6.00am:  Hands cleaning down foretop & funnels, rigging diving boat

am:  Divers diving monthly dip

    Hands blackening down aloft, cleaning funnels & foretop

    Boys to school & physical drill

pm:  Men passing HE Test Part II to school

    Hands employed blackening down aloft, about diving boat, fitting side screens

    Lieutentant Bremridge joined ship

Number on sick list 9


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30 March 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  Landed Boys & Ordinary Seamen for rifle drill

am:  Hands blackening down aloft, about boats & as requisite

    Boys & Ordinary Seamen to school & physical drill

    Men passing HE Test Part II to school

pm:  Hands blackening down aloft, refitting & painting

Number on sick list 8


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31 March 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  All guns’ crews to loader competition. Finals won by S.2

pm:  Landed dental party

Number on sick list 8


THE VOYAGES OF HMS SOUTHAMPTON
Operations in the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean

JP map Southampton Arabian Sea

LOGS FOR APRIL 1922


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1 April 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

11.00am:  Paid monthly settlement

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

5.00pm:  One Engine Room Artificer and 11 stoker ratings discharged to shore for passage home (free discharge)

6.00pm:  Mr. Pugh, Warrant Engineer, discharged ashore for passage home

Number on sick list 7


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2 April 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  Landed church parties

10.00am:  Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 6


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3 April 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Divisions. Prayers. Exercised General drills ‘Out fire engine’, ‘Out kedge anchor’

    Higher Education Class to instruction

    Hands employed fitting side screens & as requisite

pm:  Gunlayers & trainers to deflection trainer

    Hands employed about boats & as requisite

Number on sick list 5


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4 April 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  Landed boys

am:  Hands employed provisioning ship

    Hoisted in canteen stores

pm:  One rating joined ship from Hospital

    Hands employed provisioning ship

    Lieutenant Wright joined ship

    Mail arrived on board

7.00pm:  2 Seedie boys joined ship from SS Nellore for HMS Colombo

Number on sick list 4


[SS Nellore, 6942 tons, was built in 1913 by J Caird & Co, Greenock for P&O. In 1929 she was sold to the Eastern & Australian Steamship Co. In 1944 she was torpedoed by the Japanese with the loss of 79 lives although 112 were rescued and 10 men in a lifeboat landed in Madagascar nearly a month later while 11 people were taken prisoner.

HMS Colombo, 4190 ton cruiser, was launched in 1917 at the Fairfield’s yard in Govan. She did not see service in WW1 but was active during WW2 before being scrapped in 1948. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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5 April 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.50am:  Slipped and proceeded into dock

am:  Hands employed refitting, about brows etc

pm:  Hands employed cleaning out boats & as requisite

    Natives scraping ship’s bottom

Number on sick list 5


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6 April 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

6.00am:  Landed seaman small arm platoons for drill

am:  Hands employed refitting boats & as requisite

    Landed signalmen for exercise

    Exercised control parties

3.05pm:  Commenced flooding dock

6.00pm:  Placed sentries in dock

Midnight:  Sentries taken off duty

Number on sick list 6


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7 April 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  Left dock

8.10am:  HMS Colombo arrived

8.20am:  Secured to buoys, coal lighters secured alongside

8.45am:  Commenced coaling, native labour

All day:  Hands employed refitting & as requisite

4.00pm:  Hands employed cleaning ship

Number on sick list 8


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8 April 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  1 Engine Room Artificer joined ship

  1 Stoker discharged ashore for passage to New Zealand.

  Lieutenant CS Britton discharged ashore for passage home

pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am

    Hands made & mended clothes

Number on sick list 8


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9 April 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  Landed church parties

9.00am:  Held Divine Service

1.30pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 7am

5.30pm:  Received 55 bags mail from GPO Colombo

Number on sick list 4


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10 April 1922

Colombo to Diego Garcia

Lat 6.83, Long 79.76

8.00am:  Prepared for sea, hoisted in Admiral’s motor car, hoisted in boats

10.55am:  Weighed, slipped & proceeded out of harbour

11.58am:  “Colombo” in company

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

4.00pm:  Quarters. Exercised ‘Take in tow aft’

Number on sick list 5


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11 April 1922

Colombo to Diego Garcia

Lat 2.62, Long 76.47

10.00am:  Commenced inclination exercises

11.02am:  Finished exercises

pm:  Hands employed rigging swimming bath and as requisite refitting

4.00pm:  Quarters. Exercised ‘Night Action Stations’, ‘Night Defence Stations’ and signals

9.00pm:  Ship stopped, hailed & boarded by King Neptune. Proceeded

Number on sick list 8


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12 April 1922

Colombo to Diego Garcia

Lat -1.73, Long 74.57

9.15am:  King Neptune held court on board

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

4.00pm:  King Neptune closed his court and returned to the deep.

Number on sick list 8


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13 April 1922

Colombo to Diego Garcia

Lat -4.37, Long 73.98

8.00am:  Tested flooding & drenching arrangements of magazines, found correct

10.00am  Altered course as requisite for inclination exercises

11.35am:  Finished exercises

pm:  Acting Seaman Torpedomen & HE test classes at instruction

4.00pm:  Swung ship for adjustment of compasses

5.40pm:  Finished. Exercised Collision stations

10.00pm:  Commenced sounding

Number on sick list 8


[The scan for the log page cuts off the right hand side which is included on the page below to the left of a table specifying the positions of correcting magnets on the various compasses on board the ship.]


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[Record of observations and deviations.]


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14 April 1922

Diego Garcia

Lat -7.33, Long 72.40

7.45am:  Sighted land on port bow

9.18am:  Altered course into lagoon. Stopped & anchored

10.15am:  Held Divine Service

5.00pm:  3 signal ratings joined ship from "Colombo"

Number on sick list 11


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15 April 1922

Diego Garcia

Lat -7.47, Long 72.40

am:  Carried out sight test at all 6” guns

1.30pm:  Carried out director test

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

5.25pm:  Weighed & proceeded

6.37pm:  Simpson Point abeam 1.3’, “Colombo” in company

Number on sick list 9


[Simpson Point is in the British Indian Ocean Territory at Lat -7.27, Long 72.35.]


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16 April 1922

Diego Garcia to Rodriguez

Lat -9.68, Long 69.53

7.00am:  Celebrated Holy Communion

10.00am:  Held Divine Service

11.00am:  Celebrated Holy Communion

4.30pm:  Interpart football cup presented to Daymen

Number on sick list 5


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17 April 1922

Diego Garcia to Rodriguez

Lat -12.85, Long 67.03

9.30am:  Reduced speed, veered target astern

    Speed as requisite for 1” aiming practice

    Boys to school

11.30am:  Stopped. Hauled in target

11.42. Proceeded

pm:  Training classes to instruction, Lewis guns crews to drill

4.00pm:  Quarters. Exercised ship’s company at physical drill

Number on sick list 5


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18 April 1922

Diego Garcia to Rodriguez

Lat -18.03, Long 64.60

9.30am:  Veered target astern

11.30am:  Stopped, hoisted in target

11.38am:  Proceeded

pm:  Training classes to instruction

    Lewis guns crews to drill

8.30pm:  Battened down hatches on upper deck

Number on sick list 6


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19 April 1922

Rodriguez, Mathurin Bay

Lat -19.68, Long 63.40

6.30am:  Sighted land SSW

9.55am:  Anchored

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

11.40pm:  Set anchor watch

Number on sick list 4


[Rodrigues Island is a now an autonomous region of Mauritius. The capital is Port Mathurin.]


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20 April 1922

Mathurin Bay

Lat -19.67, Long 63.42

4.45am:  Negative set anchor watch

am:  Training classes to instruction

2.00pm:  Leave to Petty Officers till 5.30pm

pm:  Exercised after supply party, sightsetters testing communications

    Hands employed refitting & about boats

7.00pm:  Burnt searchlights

Number on sick list 6


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21 April 1922

Rodrigues to Mauritius

Lat -19.68, Long 60.78

7.05am:  Weighed and proceeded out of harbour

am:  Hands employed about boats, 6” guns crews to drill

    Boys & Seamen Torpedomen classes to instruction, exercised signals

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

Number on sick list 6


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22 April 1922

Port Louis

Lat -20.12, Long 58.02

6.40am:  Sighted Round Island N87W

9.00am:  Serpent Island abeam

12.25pm:  Pilot came aboard

12.50pm:  Proceeded up harbour

1.05pm:  Anchored

  Landed mails from Colombo and Rodriguez

4.00pm:  Medical Officer boarded ship, Commander-in-Chief landed

4.30pm:  Leave to Blue & White watches till 7pm

Number on sick list 6


[Round Island is indexed as Ile Ronde at Lat -19.85, Long 57.78. It is part of Mauritius and an uninhabited nature reserve with 3 critically endangered endemic species.

Serpent Island is another uninhabited island of Mauritius at Lat -19.82, Long 57.8.]


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23 April 1922

Port Louis

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

9.00am:  Landed Roman Catholic church party

9.15am:  Held Divine Service

1.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am

Number on sick list 7


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24 April 1922

Port Louis

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

am:  Aired bedding, exercised ammunition supply parties

    Acting Seamen Torpedomen & seamanship training classes to instruction

11.20am:  Lashed up and stowed hammocks

pm:  Held examination for acting STs, training classes to instruction

  Landed football parties

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 7.30am

Number on sick list 6


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25 April 1922

Port Louis

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

7.00am:  Racing boats crews away

am:  All boats crews away sailing, Ordinary seamen exercised in boats

  Hands employed red leading and painting

  Lewis guns crews to instruction

pm:  Ordinary seamen at boat sailing instruction

  Acting Seamen Torpedomen & seamanship training classes at instruction

4.30pm:  Leave to Blue & White watches till 7pm & 7.30am

Number on sick list 9


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26 April 1922

Port Louis

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

am:  Seamanship training classes to instruction

    Petty Officers to platoon instruction

  Divers exercised at monthly dip

1.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7pm & 7.30am

    Hands made & mended clothes

Number on sick list 7


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27 April 1922

Port Louis

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

6.00am:  Landed boys for the day

  Landed Royal Marine detachment for route march

am:  Hands to small arm drill

    Prepared for coaling

  Tested flooding and drenching arrangements

pm:  Hands employed preparing for coaling

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 7.30am

  Coal lighters secured alongside, rigged and tried whips

Number on sick list 7


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28 April 1922

Port Louis

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

5.46am:  Commenced coaling

Lost overboard by accident: shovels, steel, pattern 640B - 5 in number

4.20pm:  Finished coaling

    Hands cleaning ship

6.00pm:  Leave to Petty Officers till 9pm

Number on sick list 6


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29 April 1922

Port Louis

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

6.00am:  Hands cleaning ship, scrubbed coaling screens

1.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7.30am, Boys till 7pm

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes, boats away sailing

Number on sick list 4


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30 April 1922

Port Louis

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

7.00am:  Landed Roman Catholic church party

9.00am:  Held Divine service

1.30pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 7.30am, Boys till 7pm

    Boats away sailing

Number on sick list 6



LOGS FOR MAY 1922


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1 May 1922

Port Louis

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

am:  Seamanship & torpedo training class to instruction

    Party cleaning down funnels, party painting ship’s side, hands cleaning ship

pm:  Training classes at instruction, parties employed painting ship’s side & funnels

    Rigged stage for concert

Number on sick list 10


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2 May 1922

Port Louis

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

am:  Hands employed painting ship’s side & funnels. Party rigging Quarter Deck

pm:  Hands employed about boats & cleaning ship. Party rigging boat deck

5.00pm:  Admiral, Captain and Officers "At home".

Number on sick list 11


[Leave rota continues.]


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3 May 1922

Port Louis

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

am:  Training classes to instruction

    Weighed starboard anchor

    Hoisted in Admiral’s car

pm:  Made & mended clothes

6.00pm:  Commander-in-Chief came on board

8.30pm:  Commander-in-Chief’s dinner party to Governor of Mauritius

Number on sick list 8


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4 May 1922

Port Louis to Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

6.40am:  “Colombo” proceeded out of harbour

7.00am:  Weighed & warped ship across to oiling berth

11.15am:  Finished oiling

11.30am:  Hauled out to buoys

2.00pm:  Slipped from buoys. Weighed starboard anchor, proceeded out of harbour stern first

2.49pm:  “Colombo” took station 2' on port beam

6.30pm:  Burnt searchlights for exercise

Number on sick list 7


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5 May 1922

Mauritius to Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -17.83, Long 53.23

10.00am:  Carried out inclination exercises to 11.10am

6.30pm:  Carried out “Time on aim” practice with “Colombo”

Number on sick list 9


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6 May 1922

Mauritius to Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -12.50, Long 50.42

1.27am:  Stopped starboard engine, condenser trouble

2.42am:  Proceeded 11 knots

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

Number on sick list 6


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7 May 1922

Mauritius to Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -10.88, Long 45.62

7.30am:  Held Divine Service

10.30am:  Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 6


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8 May 1922

Mauritius to Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -9.83, Long 41.02

8.10am:  Stopped starboard engine

am:    Exercised Night Defence Stations

    Carried out torpedo firing exercises

Noon:  "Colombo" parted company

pm:  Training classes to instruction

4.00pm:  Quarters. Exercised ship’s company in physical drill

Number on sick list 5


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9 May 1922

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

5.20am:  Sighted land on port bow

7.22am:  Sighted tree on starboard bow

8.07am:  Course & speed as requisite into harbour

8.22am:  Anchored. Moored ship 5 on each

    Hoisted out boats

    Training classes to instruction

pm:  Seamanship training class under examination

    Party sponging out guns

Number on sick list 5


[Kilwa Kisiwani is an island just of the coast of Tanzania. It was important historically but is now a UNESCO heritage site without a settled community.]


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10 May 1922

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

6.00am:  Boats crews cleaning out & preparing for sailing

am:  All boats away sailing

    Party sponging out guns

pm:  Hands employed refitting awnings & about target

Lost overboard while painting ship’s side: Brushes, Painters, Dusters 70 – 2 in number

Number on sick list 4


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11 May 1922

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

8.00am:  Landed Marines for route march

    Divisions with small arms. Prayers, small arm drill, cleaned arms

    Training classes to instruction

    Submarine torpedo crews to drill

    Gunnery training class to instruction

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

Number on sick list 2


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12 May 1922

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

am:    Seamanship & training classes to instruction

    All boats away under sail

pm:  All boats away sailing

Number on sick list 6


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13 May 1922

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

Number on sick list 7


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14 May 1922

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -8.97, Long 39.55

10.00am:  Held Divine Service

11.00am:  Celebrated Holy Communion

3.00pm:  Secured accommodation ladders, turned in boats

4.10pm:  Weighed & proceeded out of harbour


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15 May 1922

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

1.00am:  Sighted Ras Mkumbi Light abeam to port, 13’

3.30am:  Sighted Ras Kanzi Light 280o

4.15am:  Sighted Ras Kanzi Light abeam

4.45am:  Sighted Outer Makatumbe Light 285o

7.00am:  Commenced sounding every 10 minutes

9.16am:  Stopped & anchored

am:  Boys to school, training classes to instruction

10.40am:  Weighed & proceeded into harbour

pm:  British Resident called on Commander-in-Chief, fired salute

    Received 35 bags of mail

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 9.30pm

Number on sick list 8


[Ras Mkumbi Light is on Mafia Island of the coat of Tanzania at Lat -7.63, Long 39.9

Ras Kanzi Light is in Tanzania at Lat -7.02, Long 39.55

Outer Makatumbe Light is on an island off the coast at Dar es Salaam at Lat -6.8, Long 39.33.]


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16 May 1922

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

7.00am:  One ordinary seaman rejoined ship from Bombay

am:  Commander-in-Chief landed & paid official visits

    Training classes to instruction

pm:  Seaman Torpedo training class to instruction, Boys to school

    Lewis guns crews to drill

Number on sick list 10


[Leave rota begins.]


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17 May 1922

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

am:  French & Portuguese consuls payed [sic] visit to Commander-in-Chief, fired salutes of 7 & 11 guns

    Training classes to instruction

pm:  All boats away under sail

    Carried out director tests

    Training classes to instruction, Boys to school

Number on sick list 10


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18 May 1922

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

7.00am:  Landed portable wireless telegraphy set

am:  All boats & 6” guns inspected by Captain

    Carried out Director test, tested flooding & drenching arrangements for magazines

pm:  Boys to school, training classes to instruction

    Carried out Director test, hands as requisite & about target

Number on sick list 8


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19 May 1922

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.25am:  Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

7.30am:  Stopped off Chumbe Island & laid out target

8.42am:  Stopped, anchored with port anchor & put spring on cable

10.47am:  Commenced calibrating port guns

11.58am:  Fired port salvo

    Hands employed shifting spring to starboard side, weighed port anchor

1.45pm:  Anchored with starboard anchor, put spring on starboard side

2.10pm:  Commenced calibrating starboard guns

3.30pm:  Fired starboard salvo, finished calibrating

3.50pm:  Took off spring, weighed starboard anchor & proceeded to target

4.30pm:  Stopped, picked up target

4.55pm:  Proceeded into harbour

6.00pm:  Anchored

Number on sick list 7


[Chumbe Island is off Tanzania at Lat -6.28, Long 39.17.]


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20 May 1922

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

8.30am:  Landed party to shoot at range

pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 9pm

    Hands made & mended clothes

Number on sick list 7


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21 May 1922

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

7.00am:  Landed church parties

9.00am:  Held Divine Service

pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 9pm

Lost overboard by accident: Anchor stock of whaler - 1 in no

Number on sick list 8


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22 May 1922

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.00am:  Hands cleaning ship with sand

am:  Small arm drill

    Prepared for coaling

pm:  Leave to Blue & White watches till 9pm

    Hands made & mended clothes

5.00pm:  Coal lighters secured alongside, watch rigging whips

Number on sick list 6


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23 May 1922

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

5.40am:  Commenced coaling

1.55pm:  Finished coaling, received 600 tons

    Hands cleaning ship

Number on sick list 6


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24 May 1922

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

8.00am:  Dressed ship

1.30pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 9pm, Boys till 7pm

    Hands made & mended clothes

6.00pm:  Undressed ship.

Number on sick list 5


[24 May was celebrated as Empire Day, it was begun in 1904 on Queen Victoria’s birthday.]


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25 May 1922

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

7.00am:  Party rigging diving boat

am:  Divers employed at monthly dip examining moorings of buoy

    Training classes to instruction

    Hands employed refitting hatch covers & gun covers

pm:  Training classes to instruction, gunlayers to dotter practice

    Hands employed refitting boats’ falls & as requisite in parts of ship

Number on sick list 5


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26 May 1922

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

8.00am:  Dressed ship overall.

am:    Divisions. Exercised General Quarters

    Guns’ crews to loader

    Boats’ crews preparing for sailing

  Fired one torpedo from starboard tube.

pm:  Lost overboard by accident: slip of foreguy of steamboat's davit.

  Boats away for sailing race

  Hands employed about torpedo & refitting boats’ falls

6.00pm:  Undressed ship.

Number on sick list 7


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27 May 1922

Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

11.32am:  Weighed and proceeded out of harbour

11.40am:  Ras Shangani abeam

12.25pm:  Chumbe Light House abeam

pm:  Hands make & mend clothes

3.00pm:  Outer Makatumbe Light House 174o

4.00pm:  Course as requisite into harbour

4.40pm:  Came to with Port anchor, moored ship, 5 on each

    Commander-in-Chief landed

6.00pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 9pm

Number on sick list 9


[Ras Shangani is on the island of Zanzibar at Lat -6.17, Long 39.18.]


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28 May 1922

Dar es Salaam

Lat -6.80, Long 39.30

7.00am:  Landed church parties

9.00am:  Held Divine Service

10.00am:  Paid money in local currency

1.30pm:  Leave to Blue & White watches till 10.30pm

Number on sick list 11


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29 May 1922

Dar es Salaam

Lat -6.80, Long 39.30

am:  Landed shooting party

    Hands painting boats & as requisite, party painting Quarter Deck

pm:  Hands employed about target, parties painting boats, men painting Quarter Deck

  Ship open to visitors

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

Number on sick list 14


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30 May 1922

Dar es Salaam

Lat -6.80, Long 39.30

am:  Training classes to instrution

    Hands painting boats & as requisite, party rigging Quarter Deck

pm:  Hands employed about target, painting boats & as requisite

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 9.30pm

7.00pm:  Burnt searchlights

Number on sick list 15


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31 May 1922

Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar

Lat -6.80, Long 39.30

am:  Hands employed shipping sub-calibre guns, unmooring & hoisting boats

    Commander-in-Chief came on board

11.30am:   Acting Governor of Tanganyika paid official visit to ship. Fired salute 17 guns

1.40pm:  Proceeded out of harbour

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

5.41pm:  Chumbe Light House abeam

6.30pm:  Stopped & anchored

8.30pm:  Received target from “Colombo”

Number on sick list 15



LOGS FOR JUNE 1922


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1 June 1922

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

5.45am:  Weighed & proceeded out of harbour through English Pass

8.00am:  Target in tow. As requisite for towing target for “Colombo”

8.53am:  Stopped, slipped target

9.40am:  As requisite for carrying out sub-calibre firing at towed target

10.55am:  Finished firing, proceeded as requisite for torpedo firing

11.30am:  Fired 2 torpedoes at “Colombo”

12.10pm:  Stopped. Received 2 torpedoes from “Colombo”

12.35pm:  Proceeded as requisite into harbour by English Channel [Pass?]

2.40pm:  Stopped. Made fast to Government buoy

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 9pm

Number on sick list 15


[English Pass is a marine channel off the coast of Zanzibar at Lat -6.08, Long 39.18.]


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2 June 1922

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

am:  Exercised small arm companies, cleaned arms

    Hands employed painting on upper deck

pm:  Paid monthly settlement

    Read warrant no 147

    Fired one torpedo

    Hands cleaning ship throughout

Number on sick list 15


[Leave rota resumes.]


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3 June 1922

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

8.00am:  Dressed ship

am:  Hands cleaning ship throughout

    Received mail

11.50am:  Divisions. His Highness the Sultan of Zanzibar & suite came on board. Fired Royal Salute of 21 guns

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

2.25pm:  His Highness the Sultan of Zanzibar left ship, fired salute of 21 guns

6.00pm:  Undressed ship

Number on sick list 14


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4 June 1922

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

7.00am:  Landed church parties

9.00am:  Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 12


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5 June 1922

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

7.00am:  Party striking down torpedo

All day:  Hands painting ship & mess decks

Number on sick list 12


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6 June 1922

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

6.00am:  Hands employed cleaning out boats & holystoning decks

am:  Held examination for Educational Test Part I

    Hands cleaning ship throughout, parties painting

pm:  Examination for Educational Test Part I continued

Number on sick list 13


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7 June 1922

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

10.00am:  Commander-in-Chief inspected ship & ship’s company

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

    Leave to Red & Blue watches till 9.30pm, Boys till 7pm

Number on sick list 13


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8 June 1922

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

am:  G[unnery?] & T[orpedo?] training classes to instruction

    Manned & armed steamboat & cutter

pm:  Training classes at instruction

    Exercised maxim guns crews in boats

Number on sick list 13


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9 June 1922

Zanzibar

Lat -6.15, Long 39.20

am:  Signalmen & wireless telegraphy ratings to small arm drill

    Training classes to instruction

    Hands employed refitting & hoisting in Admiral’s car

pm:  Lewis guns crews to drill

    Training classes to instruction

    Boats’ crews covering boats, prepared for sea

7.58pm:  Slipped & proceeded out of harbour through English Pass

Number on sick list 14


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10 June 1922

Kilindini

Lat -5.00, Long 39.80

4.54am:  Ras Kegomacha Light abeam, 11.2 miles

9.15am:  As requisite into harbour

10.05am:  Stopped & anchored

    Fired salute of 7 guns for Resident Commissioner

pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 6pm

    Made & mended clothes

    Landed party to attend opening of Seaman’s Institute

Number on sick list 11


[Ras Kegomacha Lighthouse is now indexed as Ras Kigomasha and is on the north tip of Pemba Island at Lat -4.88, Long 39.68.

Kilindini Harbour is part of Mombasa in Kenya.]


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11 June 1922

Kilindini

Lat -4.06, Long 39.65

7.00am:  Landed church parties

9.00am:  Held Divine Service

10.00am:  Changed ship’s company’s money into local currency

pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 6pm

Number on sick list 10


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12 June 1922

Kilindini

Lat -4.06, Long 39.65

am:  Exercised general drills: ‘Out stream anchor’, ‘Out collision mat’

    Exercised physical drill, pull round the fleet

    Landed recreation ground party

Noon:  Commander-in-Chief left ship

pm:  Boys to school, training classes to instruction

    Hoisted barge

4.30pm:  Leave to White & Blue watches till 6.30pm, Petty Officers till 8pm

Number on sick list 9


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13 June 1922

Kilindini

Lat -4.06, Long 39.65

am:  Landed recreation ground party

    Boys to school, training classes to instruction

    Control parties to gunnery lecture

    Party repairing coal bags

pm:  Training classes to instruction

    Party repairing coal bags

    Recording party under instruction

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7pm, Petty Offcers till 10pm

Number on sick list 11


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14 June 1922

Kilindini

Lat -4.06, Long 39.65

am:  Landed small arm companies for drill

    Training classes to instruction, Boys to school

11.50am:  Landing party returned

pm:  All boats away sailing, held sailing race

    Seedies painting ship’s side

Number on sick list 14


[Leave rota continues.]


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15 June 1922

Kilindini

Lat -4.06, Long 39.65

am:  Landed recreation ground party

All day:  Hands cleaning down aloft

    Training classes to instruction

    Seedies painting ship’s side

Number on sick list 16


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16 June 1922

Kilindini

Lat -4.06, Long 39.65

am:  Seedies painting ship’s side

    Guns’ crews to loader

All day:  Hands employed painting down aloft & cleaning ship

pm:  Training classes to instruction, Boys to school

Number on sick list 14


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17 June 1922

Kilindini

Lat -4.06, Long 39.65

am:  Hands cleaning ship throughout

    Seedie’s painting ship’s side

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

Number on sick list 12


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18 June 1922

Kilindini

Lat -4.06, Long 39.65

10.00am:  Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 10


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19 June 1922

Kilindini

Lat -4.06, Long 39.65

am:  Exercised ‘Let go sheet anchor’ and ‘Weigh by hand’

    ‘Away all boats’, sail round & pull round the fleet

    Marines exercised at emergency landing

pm:  Boys to school, training classes to instruction

    Hands employed refitting boats’ sails & cleaning ship

5.00pm:  Discharged 1 marine & 1 stoker rating to “Colombo”

    1 marine & 1 stoker rating joined from “Colombo”

Number on sick list 11


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20 June 1922

Kilindini

Lat -4.06, Long 39.65

7.00am:  Rigged diving boat

am:  Aired bedding

    Landed signalmen for helio signalling & marching manoeuvres

    Divers carried out monthly dip

    Training classes to instruction

pm:  Boys to school, training classes to instruction

Number on sick list 11


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21 June 1922

Kilindini

Lat -4.06, Long 39.65

am:  Control parties to drill, training classes to instruction

    Rigged boats for sailing

pm:  Training classes to instruction

    All boat away sailing

Number on sick list 9


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22 June 1922

Kilindini

Lat -4.06, Long 39.65

8.00am:  Dressed ship

am:  Landed marines for exercised

    Exercised small arm companies

    Training classes to instruction

Noon:  Fired salute of 21 guns.

pm:  Training classes to instruction, Boys to school

6.00pm:  Undressed ship

Number on sick list 8


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23 June 1922

Kilindini

Lat -4.06, Long 39.65

am:  Exercised control parties & torpedo tubes crews

    Training classes to instruction, Boys to school

pm:  Training classes to instruction

Midnight:  Concert party returned on board

Number on sick list 9


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24 June 1922

Kilindini

Lat -4.06, Long 39.65

7.00am:  Rigged hand capstan

am:  Landed concert party

pm:  Leave to Boys till 7pm

    Hands made & mended clothes

4.30pm:  Leave to White & Blue watches till 8pm

Midnight:  Boxing party returned

Number on sick list 9


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25 June 1922

Kilindini

Lat -4.06, Long 39.65

7.00am:  Landed Roman Catholic church party

    Held Divine Service

9.00am:  Held Divine Service

pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 8pm, Boys till 7pm

Number on sick list 8


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26 June 1922

Kilindini

Lat -4.06, Long 39.65

am:  Training classes to instruction

    Fired torpedo from starboard tube

pm:  Preparing for coaling

2.20pm:  Coal arrived alongside

Number on sick list 9


[Leave rota continues.]


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27 June 1922

Kilindini

Lat -4.06, Long 39.65

5.30am:  Hands fall in for coaling

2.15pm:  Finished coaling, hands cleaning ship

Lost overboard during coaling: sacks coal tarred Patt 3a - 7 in no

Number on sick list 9


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28 June 1922

Kilindini

Lat -4.06, Long 39.65

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

Number on sick list 11


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29 June 1922

Kilindini

Lat -4.06, Long 39.65

7.30am:  “Colombo” proceeded alongside oiling jetty

All day:  Training classes to instruction

Number on sick list 15


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30 June 1922

Kilindini

Lat -4.06, Long 39.65

am:  Admiral inspected magazines, shell rooms & store rooms

    Shipped sub-calibre guns

pm:  Training classes to instruction

    Secured boats for sea

Number on sick list 13



LOGS FOR JULY 1922


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1 July 1922

Kilindini to Seychelles

Lat -3.9, Long 40.3

7.08am:  Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

8.37am:  Course & speed as requisite for carrying out sub-calibre throw off firing with “Colombo”

12.39pm:  Finished exercises, “Colombo” took guide of fleet

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

4.30pm:  Unshipped sub-calibre guns

5.02pm:  Resumed guide of fleet

Number on sick list 12


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2 July 1922

Kilindini to Seychelles

Lat -4.07, Long 44.73

9.33am:  Hands mustered for monthly payment

10.43am:  Stopped starboard engine (condenser trouble)

4.53pm:  Stopped starboard engine

Number on sick list 10


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3 July 1922

Kilindini to Seychelles

Lat -4.27, Long 48.55

6.00am:  Furled awnings, turned in boats

am:  Carried out full calibre throw off firing with “Colombo”

    Hands employed at General Quarters & as requisite recording

11.55am:  Finished exercises

pm:  Spread awnings, turned out boats

    Training classes to instruction, Boys to school

Number on sick list 11


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4 July 1922

Kilindini to Seychelles

Lat -3.75, Long 52.95

am:  Carried out High Angle firing at target shell (smoke) fired by “Colombo”

9.50am:  Exchanged station

  Training classes to instruction

pm:  Training classes to instruction, Boys to school

4.00pm:  Quarters. Exercised Fire & Collision stations

5.00pm:  Inverted the line

Number on sick list 11


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5 July 1922

Mahe

Lat -4.67, Long 55.47

5.23am:  St Dennis Island Light abeam, 7’

8.50am:  Mamelle Island abeam

9.00am:  Stopped

9.30am:  Proceeded

10.50am:  Stopped & anchored

pm:  Training classes to instruction

    Preparing for coaling

5.00pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 7pm

Number on sick list 9


[Denis Island Lighthouse is in the Seychelles at Lat -3.8, Long 55.62

Mamelle Island is in the Seychelles at Lat -4.48, Long 55.52.]


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6 July 1922

Port Victoria, Mahé

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

4.00am:  Lighters came alongside

5.30am:  Hands coal ship & holystone deck

2.25pm:  Finished coaling

5.00pm:  Leave to Petty Officers & hands coaling ship

    Landed patrol

Number on sick list 10


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7 July 1922

Port Victoria, Mahe

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

am:  Lifebuoys tested & found correct, tested flooding & drenching arrangements

pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 8pm

9.00pm:  Leave to dance till 2am

Number on sick list 12


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8 July 1922

Port Victoria, Mahe

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

10.00am:  Acting Governor of Seychelles called on the Commander-in-Chief, fired salute of 15 guns

pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 8pm

4.30pm:  Landed patrol

Number on sick list 13


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9 July 1922

Port Victoria, Mahe

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

7.00am:  Landed Roman Catholic church party

10.00am:  Held Divine Service

pm:  Leave to Petty Officers till 8.30pm

Number on sick list 15


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10 July 1922

Port Victoria, Mahe

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

Am:  6” gunlayers to deflection trainer

All day:  Training classes to instruction

5.00pm:  Leave to Petty Officers till 8.15pm

Number on sick list 15


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11 July 1922

Port Victoria, Mahe to Colombo

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

9.00am:  Unmoored, weighed all 3 anchors

9.55am:  Proceeded out of harbour

10.07am:  St Anne’s Island abeam

10.15am:  Mamelle Island abeam

2.58pm:  Dennis Island Light House abeam, 5’

3.35pm:  “Colombo” took station 2’ on port beam

8.00pm:  Exercised searchlights

Number on sick list 15


[Saint Anne Island is in the Seychelles at Lat -4.6, Long 55.5.]


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12 July 1922

Seychelles to Colombo

Lat -2.93, Long 60.87

1.25am:  Stopped starboard engine. Condenser trouble

8.00am:  Divisions. Prayers. Read warrants 148 – 151

  Training classes to instruction

10.04am:  Changed over to hand steering wheel

11.45am:  Disconnected hand steering wheel

pm:  Training classes to instruction

4.00pm:  Quarters. Exercised ‘Prepare to tow forward’

Number on sick list 16


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13 July 1922

Seychelles to Colombo

Lat -2.25, Long 64.77

am:  Exercised ship’s company at putting on pack & slings etc for heavy marching order

  Fired 3 full calibre rounds from S.11 gun to test mounting

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

6.00pm:  “Colombo” proceeded to take station 12’ ahead

Number on sick list 23


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14 July 1922

Seychelles to Colombo

Lat -1.05, Long 68.83

1.58am:  Stopped starboard engine

3.00am:  Half speed ahead starboard engine

9.30am:  Carried out inclination exercise with “Colombo”

10.30am:  Finished exercise, “Colombo” proceeded independently

Number on sick list 20


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15 July 1922

Seychelles to Colombo

Lat 0.28, Long 72.83

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

4.40pm:  Stopped starboard engine

5.55pm:  Half speed starboard engine

7.30pm:  Burnt searchlight

Number on sick list 18


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16 July 1922

Seychelles to Colombo

Lat 2.18, Long 74.67

7.00am:  Celebrated Holy Communion

10.00am:  Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 18


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17 July 1922

Seychelles to Colombo

Lat 5.33, Long 79.77

All day:  Hands employed scraping & painting ship & refitting

7.13pm:  Sighted Colombo Light 050o, 21.0'

9.05pm:  Stopped outside breakwater, pilot came on board

10.00pm:  Made fast to No 8 buoy, head west

Number on sick list 16


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18 July 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  “Cairo” saluted Commander-in-Chief with 17 guns.

  “Southhampton” replied with 7 guns.

am:  CinC inspected "Cairo"

  30 ratngs joined ship from "Cylamen"

All day:  Training classes to instruction

pm:  Hands employed refitting, painting & scraping

4.30pm:  Leave to Blue & White watch till 7am

Number on sick list 14


[HMS Cairo, 4190 ton cruiser, was launched in November 1918 by Cammell Laird. She was involved in several operations in WW2 before she was sunk in 1942 escorting a convoy to Malta with the loss of 24 lives. She is part of the OW fleet.]


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19 July 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Training classes to instruction

    Hands employed dismounting foc’sle gun, refitting & as requisite

pm:  Training classes at instruction

    Hands employed about guns, refitting & as requisite

Number on sick list 15


[Leave rota continues.]


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20 July 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Training classes to instruction

    Hands employed about guns & boats. Parties refitting

pm:  Training classes to instruction

  Party dismounting guns. Hands employed refitting

  Commander-in-Chief landed and went to Diyatalawa

Number on sick list 11


[Diyatalawa is a military base first established by the British Army in 1885.]


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21 July 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Exercised Hands at working submersible pump

  Hoisting in stores

    Landed marines – emergency landing party

pm:  Hands employed sending empty cordite cases to “Rapidol” & stowing stores

    Training classes to instruction

Number on sick list 12


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22 July 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Gunnery training class being examined

    Hands cleaning ship throughout

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

Number on sick list 15


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23 July 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  Landed Roman Catholic church party

9.00am:  Held Divine Service

5.00pm:  Discharged to “Rapidol” 4 native ratings

Number on sick list 16


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24 July 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

5.00am:  Ammunition lighters secured alongside

6.00am:  Hands employed hoisting out ammunition

9.15am:  “Rapidol” sailed

am:  Hands employed disembarking ammunition & shell

    Discharged to shore, one seedie boy

3.00pm:  Finished discharging ammunition

3.15pm:  “Cyclamen” sailed

Number on sick list 12


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25 July 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

All day:  Hands employed refitting, painting & scraping

    Party about ammunition

    Gunners party dismounting guns

Number on sick list 14


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26 July 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

5.00am:  Rigged diving boat

    Party washing down funnels

am:  Divers carried out monthly dip

    Gunners party dismounting guns

    Hands employed washing down funnels, embarking stores & refitting

pm:  Party dismounting guns, hands employed refitting, scraping & painting

Number on sick list 18


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27 July 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  2nd cutter & 2nd whaler sent ashore for refitting

All day:  Gunners party dismounting guns

    Hands employed refitting & scraping

9.00pm:  Landed advance party for camp

Number on sick list 17


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28 July 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

All day:  Hands employed dismounting guns, scraping & painting

1.00pm:  Paid monthly settlement

Number on sick list 20


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29 July 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  Transfered flag to “Cairo”

am:  Hands employed scraping, painting & refitting. Party dismounting guns

1.00pm:  1 stoker rating discharged to hospital

Number on sick list 20


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30 July 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  Landed church parties

9.00am:  Held Divine Worship

6.00pm:  4 native ratings joined ship from Aden

Number on sick list 19


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31 July 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

5.00am:  Hands employed getting up ammunition & stores for camp

6.40am:  Slipped from buoys and preceeded as requisite to oil discharge berth. North side of guide pier.

8.10am:  Secured alongside

am:  Hands employed about hawsers and loading railway trucks with stores etc for camp

1.00pm:  Read warrants nos 156-161. Discharged 6 prisoners to Prison

pm:  Hands employed refitting & as requisite

7.15pm:  Changed over to shore lighting

8.00pm:  Let all fires die out

9.30pm:  Landed A company for Diyatalawa Camp.

Number on sick list 18



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1922


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1 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Hands employed scraping, painting & refitting. Party dismounting guns

pm:  Laid out anchors on starboard beam

    Hands employed refitting, painting, scraping. Party cleaning out store rooms

Number on sick list 10


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2 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

6.00am:  Turned out & lowered motor barge

am:  Hands employed hoisting in stores, refitting, scraping & painting

    Hoisting steam boat onto jetty

    Party dismounting guns

pm:  Hands employed hoisting in stores, scraping & red leading

    Party dismounting guns

Number on sick list 6


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3 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

All day:  Hands employed dismounting guns, cleaning out & painting storerooms, refitting

5.00pm:  Watch exercised at Fire Stations & submersible pump

    Hauled taut wires

Number on sick list 4


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4 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Hands employed hoisting in & stowing stores

All day:  Hands employed dismounting guns, cleaning out & painting storerooms

1.10pm:  HMS Curlew arrived

11.20pm:  Wire to foremost starboard anchor parted

Number on sick list 4


[HMS Curlew, 4190 ton cruiser, was launched in 1917 by Vickers Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness. She was sunk off Narvik in 1940.]


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5 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

6.00am:  Hands cleaning ship & hoisting in stores

am:  Hands employed dismounting guns, cleaning out & painting storerooms

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

Number on sick list 3


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6 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

5.00am:  13 American destroyers arrived

7.00am:  Landed church parties

9.00am:  Held Divine Service

11.00am:  USS Blackhawk arrived

5.00pm:  One sailmaker discharged to “Cairo”

Number on sick list 4


[USS Blackhawk, 5781 ton destroyer tender, was built in 1913 as SS Catalina by William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia. She was purchased by the Navy in 1917 and served until 1947.]


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7 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Hands employed dismounting guns, cleaning out & painting storerooms & refitting

1.00pm:  Read warrants nos 162a, 163a

    Discharged one prisoner to Welkrada Jail

    Hands employed dismounting guns

Number on sick list 4


[I think the Jail is probably Welikada Jail in Colombo.]


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8 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

All day:  Hands employed dismounting guns, cleaning out & painting storerooms & refitting

Number on sick list 4


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9 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

9.00am:  One armourer discharged to hospital

All day:  Hands employed dismounting guns, cleaning out & painting storerooms

1.00pm:  One Stoker Petty Officer rejoined from hospital

Number on sick list 6


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10 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

5.00am:  USS destroyers sailed

6.30am:  “Despatch” arrived

All day:  Hands employed refitting, dismounting guns, cleaning out & repainting storerooms

9.00pm:  Band discharged to RN camp Diyatalawa

Number on sick list 6


[HMS Despatch, 4830 ton cruiser, was launched in 1919 at the Fairfield yard in Govan. She served in WW2 and was broken up in 1946.]


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11 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

All day:  Hands employed refitting, dismounting guns, cleaning out & repainting storerooms

1.00pm:  1 signal rating discharged to hospital

1.30pm:  “Curlew” made fast alongside jetty

4.30pm:  15 ratings discharged to “Curlew”

6.30pm:  “Curlew” sailed

Number on sick list 6


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12 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Hands employed dismounting guns, painting out cabins and storerooms, refitting and about boats

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

Number on sick list 3


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13 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  Landed church parties

9.00am:  Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 6


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14 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  “Cairo” proceeded alongside oil jetty

All day:  Hands employed dismounting guns, painting out cabins & storerooms, refitting rigging etc

11.30am:  “Cairo” sailed

Number on sick list 4


[Local leave rota continues.]


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15 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

6.10am:  “Cyclamen” arrived

am:  Hands employed dismounting guns, painting out storerooms & cabins, refitting rigging

pm:  Hands employed dismounting guns, painting out storerooms & cabins, hoisting in stores, refitting rigging

8.30pm:  1 Leading Stoker discharged to RN Camp

Number on sick list 4


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16 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Hands employed dismounting guns, painting out storerooms & cabins, refitting rigging

pm:  Hands employed dismounting guns, painting out storerooms & cabins

4.30pm:  Rigged submersible pump

Number on sick list 4


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17 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

All day:  Hands employed dismounting guns, painting out storerooms & cabins etc, refitting rigging, rigging galley ashore

Number on sick list 10


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18 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

All day:  Hands employed scraping gun shields, refitting rigging, painting out storerooms & cabins

2.50pm:  “Despatch” sailed

4.00pm:  French Cruiser “Colmar” arrived

4.30pm:  Watch employed hoisting in stores

Number on sick list 10


[“Colmar” was built as SMS Kolberg, 4362 ton cruiser, in 1908. She was transferred to the French Navy & renamed in 1919 and scrapped in 1929.]


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19 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.20am:  USS Ashville arrived

am:  Hands employed about guns, refitting rigging, about boats, painting cabins & storerooms

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

Number on sick list 10


[USS Asheville, 1790 ton gunboat, was launched in 1918. In 1942 she was sunk by Japanese destroyers. None of her crew survived the war.]


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20 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  Landed church parties

9.00am:  Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 10


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21 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

6.45am:  “Cyclamen” sailed

am:  Hands employed about guns, refitting rigging, cleaning out & painting storerooms & cabins

pm:  Hands stripping guns, refitting rigging, cleaning out & painting storerooms & cabins, party about boats

Number on sick list 13


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22 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Party lifting boats and transferring them to shed

All day:  Hands employed scraping & painting boats, painting out storerooms & refitting

pm:  Party hoisting in stores

Number on sick list 13


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23 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Hands employed hoisting boats on to jetty, getting in stores, about guns, painting out storerooms & cabins

pm:  Hands employed hoisting boats on to jetty, stripping guns, painting out storerooms & cabins, refitting rigging

Number on sick list 12


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24 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

6.00am:  Hands cleaning ship, party about torpedoes

am:  Hands employed stripping guns, painting out storerooms & cabins, refitting rigging, cleaning out messes

1.20pm:  USS Asheville sailed

pm:  Hands employed about guns, painting out storerooms, refitting rigging & as requisite

Number on sick list 12


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25 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

All day:  Hands employed about guns, refitting rigging, painting out storerooms & as requisite

6.30pm:  5 telegraphist ratings discharged to RN Camp

Number on sick list 10


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26 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Hands employed about guns, refitting rigging, painting out storerooms & as requisite

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

    1 Private RMLI & 1 Stoker discharged to hospital

    1 Signalman returned from hospital

Number on sick list 11


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27 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  Landed church parties

8.00am:  “Colombo” undocked and sailed

10.00am:  Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 14


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28 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

All day:  Hands employed about guns, refitting rigging, cleaning out & painting storerooms & as requisite

5.10pm:  Italian Crusier “Calabria” arrived

Number on sick list 13


[“Calabria”, 2660 ton cruiser was launched in 1894 by La Spezia. She was scrapped in 1924.]


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29 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

All day:  Hands employed about guns, refitting rigging, cleaning out & painting storerooms & as requisite

Number on sick list 13


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30 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

10.25am:  'A' Company returned on board

am:  Hands employed packing bags, stowing bags, hammocks and provisions in railway trucks

    ‘A’ Company unloading trucks

pm:  Hands loading & unloading trucks

    1 Stoker discharged to Hospital

5.30pm:  ‘B’ Company fell in on jetty

6.00pm:  'B' Company left ship for camp

Number on sick list 14


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31 August 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Hands employed painting & about guns

pm:  Hands employed about wires & anchors

3.30pm:  Slipped from jetty, weighed both anchors

4.30pm:  Secured alongside south side of Guide Pier, port side to jetty

4.45pm:  Proceeded into dock

6.00pm:  Dock half pumped out

    Exercised ‘Fire Stations’. Leave to watch till 7am

Number on sick list 14



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1922


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1 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Hands employed about guns, refitting, painting & cleaning mess decks

pm:  Hands employed about wires, painting & cleaning out magazines & storerooms, refitting rigging etc

Number on sick list 14


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2 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Hands employed about guns, painting out magazines, storerooms & cabins, refitting & as requisite

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

    Leave to watch till 7am

Number on sick list 13


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3 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  Landed church parties

10.00am:  Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 11


[Leave rota continues.]


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4 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

All day:  Hands employed about guns, painting out magazines & storerooms & as requisite

Number on sick list 9


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5 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  One rating returned from RN Camp

am:  Hands employed about cables & painting out storerooms

pm:  Hands employed surveying cables & painting cabins etc

9 on sick list


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6 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  5 ratings sat for educational test Part I

    Hands employed ranging cable at bottom of dock, parties painting

pm:  Party about guns

    Hands employed ranging cable at bottom of dock, painting out cabins & storerooms

8.30pm:  One rating discharged to RN Camp

Number on sick list 9


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7 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  One rating returned from RN Camp

am:  Hands employed ranging cable, about guns, painting out cabins & storerooms

pm:  Hands employed painting & refitting, gunner’s party about guns

Number on sick list 9


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8 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

All day:  Hands employed refitting & painting, gunner’s party painting out magazines

Number on sick list 9


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9 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Hands employed painting & refitting, gunners party painting out magazines

11.00am:  One rating ex-“Cairo” joined ship from Prison

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

Number on sick list 9


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10 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  Landed church parties

10.00am:  Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 5


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11 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  8 ratings (Wireless Telegraphy) returned from RN Camp

am:  Hands employed painting out storerooms, gunner’s party about guns & painting out magazines

pm:  Hands employed refitting & painting out shellrooms & storerooms

Number on sick list 5


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12 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Hands employed refitting, painting & about guns & cables

pm:  Hands employed about guns, refitting, about cables, painting shellrooms & mess decks

Number on sick list 5


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13 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Hands employed refitting, painting shellrooms & mess decks & as requisite

pm:  Hands employed refitting, washing down aloft, painting shellrooms & mess decks

Number on sick list 4


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14 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  One rating rejoined ship from RN Camp

am:  Hands employed cleaning down main mast, painting mess decks & dismounting 3pdr guns

pm:  Hands employed painting mess decks & shellrooms. Gunner’s party dismounting 3pdr guns

Number on sick list 4


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15 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

All day:  Hands employed painting down aloft, painting mess decks, gunner’s party about guns

Number on sick list 4


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16 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

8.30am:  1 rating returned from RN Camp

  1 rating returned from Welikada Prison

am:  Hands employed about guns, refitting, cleaning out & painting magazines, shellrooms & storerooms

    Cleaned out & examined forward fresh water tank

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

Number on sick list 4


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17 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  Landed church parties

10.00am:  Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 4


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18 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Hands employed refitting boats’ falls, painting mess decks, refitting & as requisite

am:  Hands employed refitting boats’ falls, painting mess decks & as requisite. Party about guns

9.00pm:  2 ratings returned from RN Camp

Number on sick list 5


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19 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

All day:  Hands employed painting mess decks, refitting boats’ falls & as requisite about guns

6.00pm:  One telegraphist rejoined from hospital

Number on sick list 7


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20 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Hands employed washing down & painting aloft, painting mess decks & after control, refitting boats’ falls

  Cleaned out & examined foremost freshwater tank

pm:  Hands employed washing down & painting aloft, painting mess decks & after control, refitting boats’ falls

Number on sick list 9


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21 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  One rating returned from RN Camp

All day:  Hands employed painting, refitting & as requisite about guns

5.00pm:  Read warrant no 164

Number on sick list 6


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22 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

All day:  Hands employed painting, refitting & as requisite about guns

pm:  1 rating returned from hospital.

Number on sick list 6


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23 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  “Triad” arrived

am:  Hands employed painting, refitting & as requisite about guns

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

Number on sick list 6


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24 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  Landed church parties

10.00am:  Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 6


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25 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

5.35am:  "Cairo" arrived

All day:  Hands employed getting cables on board, painting mess decks, refitting & as requisite

11.00am:  One rating discharged to "Cairo"

Number on sick list 4


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26 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  One rating rejoined from RN Camp

All day:  Hands employed painting mess decks, refitting, getting in cable & as requisite

Number on sick list 5


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27 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  3 ratings returned from RN Camp

am:  Hands employed painting mess decks, refitting & as requisite

pm:  Hands employed painting mess decks, refitting, about guns & as requisite

Number on sick list 5


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28 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

All day:  Hands employed painting, refitting & as requisite. Party cleaning out mess decks

2.40pm:  Flooded dock to 14 ft

  Discharged one rating to hospital

Number on sick list 6


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29 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

6.00am:  Flooded dock

7.00am:  "B" Company returned from RN Camp

8.00am:  Ship undocked

8.30am:  Proceeded out of dock and alongside south side of Guide pier, head west. Let go port anchor

am:  "A" Company provisioning ship."B" Company unloading gear from railway trucks

pm:  Hands employed provisioning & as requisite

4.30pm:  Leave to 2 watches till 7am

    Watch provisioning ship

Number on sick list 6


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30 September 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Hands cleaning ship throughout

10.30am:  Exchanged cutters with "Cairo"

1.30pm:  Leave to Red & White watches till 7am

    Hands made & mended clothes

6.30pm:  6 ratings returned from RN Camp

Number on sick list 8



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1922


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1 October 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  Landed church parties

9.30am:  Church Parade, marched to Cathedral for special Divine Service

1.00pm:  Paid quarterly settlement

1.30pm:  Leave to White & Blue watches till 7am

Number on sick list 6


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2 October 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

6.00am:  Ammunitioning ship

8.00am:  Shifted berth to buoys with tugs to allow steamer to enter dock

    Hands stowing ammunition

9.15am:  "Cairo" and "Rapidol" sailed

9.45am:  Slipped from buoys and proceeded alongside jetty

10.45am:  Hands embarking ammunition

pm:  Hands ammunitioning ship

Number on sick list 5


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3 October 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

6.00am:  Hands employed embarking ammunition

11.00am:  Proceeded to buoys

11.45am:  Made fast to no 7 berth, head west

pm:  Hands employed about ammunition & provisioning ship

    Prepared for coaling

7.00pm:  Lighters secured alongside, rigged stages

Number on sick list 7


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4 October 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

6.00am:  Commenced coaling (native labour)

am:  Party drawing sand, remainder refitting and as requisite

2.30pm:  Finished coaling, received 1100 tons

    Hands cleaning ship

Number on sick list 5


[Leave rota continues.]


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5 October 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  One rating returned from RN Camp

am:  Hands cleaning ship thoughout

pm:  Hands cleaning guns & gun gear

Number on sick list 7


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6 October 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Hands employed painting starboard side of ship & cleaning ship throughout

pm:  All boats’ crews about their boats, party cleaning flats

  Party embarking beer & a piano for the Trincomalee canteen

Number on sick list 7


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7 October 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

am:  Hands cleaning ship throughout

  Embarked Commander-in-Chief’s and office baggage and stores

  Admiral’s Staff arrived on board

1.00pm:  Leave to Blue & White watch till 7am [7pm seems more likely!!]

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

4.00pm:  Quarters. Read warrants nos 165, 166, 167

10.00pm:  Slipped from buoys & weighed starboard anchor, proceeded out of harbour

11.25pm:  Sighted Barberyn Light S25E

Number on sick list 7


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8 October 1922

Colombo to Trincomalee

Lat 6.02, Long 81.22

12.17am:  Barberyn Light S49E

2.40am:  Galle Light S61E

3.40am:  Galle Light N77E

4.55am:  Sighted Dondra Head Light East

6.00am:  As requisite for swinging ship

8.15am:  Finished swinging

10.00am:  Held Divine Service

11.45am:  Hambantota Light abeam

12.50pm:  Great Basses Light House N31E

2.28pm:  Little Basses N5E

4.45pm:  As requisite for swinging through NW quadrant

5.18pm:  Chimney Peak S85W

6.08pm:  Westminster Abbey N65W

11.05pm:  Sighted Batticaloa Light

Number on sick list 6


[Chimney Peak is indexed as Chimney Hill Rock and is in Sri Lanka at Lat 6.65, Long -81.48

Westminster Abbey is known as Govinda Hela and is in Sri Lanka at Lat 7.04, Long -81.53.]


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[Record of observations and compass deviations.]


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9 October 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

12.22am:  Batticaloa Light abeam, 10

5.09am:  Foul Point Light N76W

6.10am:  Altered course as requisite into harbour

6.35am:   Came to with starboard anchor in A1 berth

am:  Hands employed hoisting out and landing Commander-in-Chief's and canteen stores and baggage

    Party painting port side

pm:  Hands employed cleaning paintwork, sending water to canteen Commander-in-Chief’s House

    Party painting port side

4.30pm:  Discharged to "Cairo" 1 Private RMLI

    Leave to Red & White watches till 7am

5.04pm:  Broke Commander-in-Chief's Flag

Number on sick list 8


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10 October 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

6.25am:  "Cairo" sailed

6.40am:  “Colombo” sailed

am:  Hands painting ship

    Carried out director and gun sight tests

11.35am:  "Colombo" anchored

12.45pm:  "Cairo" anchored

pm:  Hands painting ship

4.30pm:  Leavre to Blue & White watches till 10pm

    Carried out director test

Number on sick list 6


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11 October 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

6.00am:  "Colombo", "Cairo" and "Rapidol" proceeded to sea for exercises

All day:  Hands painting ship & guns

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

Number on sick list 4


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12 October 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

6.00am:  Landed Marines and Band

  Exercised Submerged tubes crews

All day:  Hands employed painting ship & as requisite

pm:  Guns’ crews to loader

Number on sick list 5


[Leave rota continues.]


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13 October 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

6.00am:  "Colombo" and "Cairo" proceeded to sea for exercises

am:  Exercised submerged tubes crews

    Exercised control parties & guns’ crews at loader

    Hands employed refitting & painting guns

pm:  Hands employed painting, cleaning out magazines & shellrooms and as requisite

Number on sick list 5


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14 October 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

1.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 10pm

    Hands made & mended clothes

Number on sick list 5


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15 October 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

6.30am:  Landed church parties

9.00am:  Held Divine Service

9.00pm:  Discharged Surgeon Commander Bolton to “Cairo” for passage to Madras Hospital

Number on sick list 6

Lost overboard: Pattern 73c Crutches, gunmetal - 2 in number


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16 October 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

5.30am:  “Cairo” sailed

6.00am:  Weighed & proceeded to sea, as requisite for 1” aiming rifle practice

10.45am:  Proceeded as requisite into Nicholson’s Cove

11.49am:  Anchored

1.00pm:  Carried out torpedo rapid loading drill

3.30pm:  Weighed & proceeded as requisite for 1” aiming rifle practice

5.15pm:  Proceeded into harbour

5.45pm:  Anchored

Number on sick list 6

Lost overboard by accident: Pattern 73c Crutches, gunmetal - 1 in number


[Nicholson’s Cove is in Sri Lanka at Lat 8.53, Long 81.22.]


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17 October 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

7.15am:  Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

am:  As requisite for sub-calibre firing

    Carried out torpedo control exercises

10.15am:  Finished exercises, proceeded into harbour

12.14pm:  Anchored in A1 berth

pm:  Hands employed about awnings, party rigging targets

Number on sick list 6


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18 October 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

7.30am:  Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

am:  Carried out torpedo control exercises with “Cairo”

    Carried out sub-calibre throw off firing at target towed by “Rapidol”

Noon:  As requisite into harbour

1.32pm:  Anchored in A1 berth

pm:  Party employed about Battle Practice target & as requisite

    Party picking up torpedoes, submerged tubes to drill

Number on sick list 5


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19 October 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

6.53am:  Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

All day:  Course & speed as requisite for torpedo target ship for Commander-in-Chief’s firing

am:  Control parties to drill

pm:  Guns’ crews to loader, hands employed refitting

4.30pm:  As requisite for picking up torpedoes

8.30pm:  Anchored in A1 berth

Number on sick list 6


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20 October 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

5.30am:  “Colombo” sailed

7.00am:  Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

am:  Course & speed as requisite for torpedo exercises with “Colombo” & “Cairo”

    Guns’ crews to loader, torpedo parties to drill

pm:  Carried out torpedo control firing

12.24pm:  Fired 2 torpedoes

12.50pm:  Picked torpedoes

2.40pm:  Anchored in A1 berth, returned 1 torpedo to “Cairo”

    Torpedo party about torpedoes

4.30pm:  2 Marines joined ship for passage to Welikada Prison

Number on sick list 5


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21 October 1922

Trincomalee to Colombo

Lat 6.46, Long 81.84

5.30am:  Hands cleaning ship & preparing for sea

    Hoisted steam boat, furled awnings, cleared for action

7.30am:  Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

8.30am:  Carried out reduced charge full calibre firing

9.30am:  Commenced working up for full speed trial

    Fired Lewis gun to test mountings

11.40am:  Batticaloa Light House abeam

12.20pm:  Finished full speed trial

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

5.43pm:  Little Basses abeam, 4.5’

7.16pm:  Great Basses abeam, 2.5’

8.15pm:  Hambantota Light abeam, 6.6’

11.38pm:  Dondra Head Light abeam, 7.4’

Number on sick list 5


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22 October 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

1.51am:  Galle Light abeam

4.39am:  Barberyn Light N32E

7.55am:  Stopped, picked up Pilot

8.15am:  Anchored

am:  Discharged to prison 2 Privates, Royal Marine Light Infantry

    One seaman joined ship from hospital

1.30pm:  Leave to Blue & White watch till 8am

Number on sick list 6


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23 October 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

5.30am:  Prepared for coaling

6.00am:  Coal lighters came alongside

6.30am:  Commenced coaling (native labour)

am:  Hands employed hoisting in provisions, stores & canteen beer

    One rating from “Triad” took passage for HMS Colombo

12.20pm:  Finished coaling

1.30pm:  Leave to men not required for cleaning ship till 7pm

3.00pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7pm

10.00pm:  Slipped, weighed & proceeded out of harbour

10.21pm:  Clock tower abeam, 1¼’

Number on sick list 2


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24 October 1922

Colombo to Trincomalee

Lat 5.54, Long 80.87

12.11am:  Barberyn Light S45E

4.20am:  Galle Light abeam, 6.5’

6.43am:  Dondra Head Light abeam

9.45am:  Hambantota Light House abeam

11.30am:  Great Basses Light House 002o

2.00pm:  Little Basses abeam, 3’

Number on sick list 3


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25 October 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

2.00am:  Batticaloa abeam, 13.0’

6.08am:  Gunners Quoin S49W

8.00am:  Foul Point 304o

8.25am:  Course & speed as requisite for sub-calibre firing

10.15am:  Finished firing, proceeded to target

10.50am:  Took target in tow, proceeded into harbour

1.05pm:  Anchored in B2 berth

3.00pm:  Weighed & proceeded out of harbour

3.10pm:  Sober Islands abeam

4.30pm:  Altered course as requisite for carrying out reduced charge throw off firing at “Colombo”

5.10pm:  Proceeded back to harbour

6.45pm:  Anchored in A1 berth

    Leave to Blue & White watches

Number on sick list 5


[Sober Islands are off Sri Lanka at Lat 8.53, Long 81.20.]


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26 October 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

am:  Tested flooding & spraying arrangements for magazines

    Party sending provisions & stores to “Cairo” & “Colombo”

    Hands employed painting funnels, refitting & as requisite

    Guns’ crews to loader

pm:  Hands employed painting funnels & about paravane gear

    Seedies painting ship’s side, control parties to drill

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

Number on sick list 7


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27 October 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

am:  Landed torpedo air vessel in dockyard

    Captain lectured ship’s crew on efficiency test

    Guns’ crews to loader, control parties to drill

pm:  Hands employed clearing ship for action, furling awnings & as requisite

    Control parties to drill

Number on sick list 7


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28 October 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

5.00am:  “Rapidol” sailed

    Furled awnings, prepared for sea & ‘Action’

7.00am:  “Colombo” & “Cairo” sailed

8.50am:  Commander-in-Chief came on board

9.00am:  Weighed & proceeded to sea, courses & speed as requisite for carrying out CinC’s efficiency test

    Hands to ‘Action Stations’

11.08am:  Finished exercises, proceeded into harbour, replaced gear

12.49pm:  Anchored in A1 berth

1.30pm:  Leave to Blue & White watches till 10pm

  “Cairo”, “Colombo” & “Rapidol” returned to harbour

Number on sick list 7

Lost overboard by accident: Hammers, hand – 1 in no


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29 October 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

7.00am:  Landed Church parties

7.30am:  Held Divine Service

9.00am:  Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 8


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30 October 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

6.00am:  Rigged diving boat

7.00am:  Torpedo party rigging whips for striking down torpedoes

am:  Hands employed diving on battle target & repairing same

    Torpedo party striking down torpedoes

pm:  Hands employed diving & repairing battle practice target

    Party about paravane gear

Number on sick list 9


[Leave rota continues.]


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31 October 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

am:  Aired bedding

    Hands employed about paravane chains, torpedoes & as requisite painting

pm:  Hands employed about paravane chains etc, painting & refitting

Number on sick list 7



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1922


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1 November 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

7.00am:  Rigged diving boat

am:  Hands employed rigging paravanes, painting ship & as requisite

    Divers diving on battle practice target

1.00pm:  Paid monthly settlement

1.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 10pm

    Hands made & mended clothes

9.00pm:  2 ratings returned from Diyatalawa

Number on sick list 8


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2 November 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

6.30am:  Landed marine detachment & band for drill

am:  Hands employed about paravane gear, painting & cleaning ship

    Divers employed on paravane target

pm:  Torpedo training class to instruction

    Hands employed about paravane chains, diving on Battle Practice Target & as requisite

Number on sick list 7


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3 November 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

am:  Fire control lecture to guns’ crew

    Loader competition carried out

pm: Hands employed about boats & paravane gear, parties painting

  Held Squadron Regatta, 1st day

Number on sick list 7


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4 November 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

pm:  Held Squadron Regatta, 2nd day.

Number on sick list 5

Lost overboard by accident: pattern 73c gun metal crutches – 1 in no


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5 November 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

7.00am:  Landed church parties

9.00am:  Held Divine Service

10.00am:  One rating discharged to hospital

Number on sick list 6

Lost by accident: pattern 73c crutches gun metal – 1 in no


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6 November 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

6.15am:  ‘Landed every available man’ with arms & provisions

8.10am:  Landing party started to return on board

    Clean small arms

    Discharged to shore 1 rating

    Discharged to RN sick quarters 2 ratings

1.00pm:  Surgeon Commander Bolton returned from Hospital

Number on sick list 7


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7 November 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

6.30am:  Landed Royal Marines and Band for Commander-in-Chief's inspection

9.10am:  Royal Marines returned on board

am:  Party working on targets, hands employed painting

  Sent working party to “Rapidol”

  Training party to instruction

pm:  Hands employed about paravanes, painting TS, working party repairing targets

    Training class to instruction

Number on sick list 5


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8 November 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

5.00am:  Hands employed rigging diving boat, getting paravanes ready for dropping and preparing for sea

7.30am:  Weighed and proceeded to sea with "Cairo" and Colombo

8.00am:  "Out Paravanes"

  Dropped life buoys and picked up same

  "In paravanes". Carried out maneouvres, Exercised steering by hand wheel

11.00am:  Course as requisite into harbour

12.21pm:  Came to with Port anchor in A1 berth

  Divers working on Battle Practice target

  Hands made & mended clothes

  Discharged to "Cairo" 1 Wireless Telegraphy rating

5.40pm:   Weighed and proceeded to sea

  Course and speed as requisite for sub-calibre night firing

10.00pm:  Anchored in A1 berth

Number on sick list 6

Lost overboard by accident: Pattern 73c crutches, gun metal – 1 in number


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9 November 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

6.00am:  "Cairo" sailed

7.30am:  “Rapidol” made fast alongside

am:  Diving party diving on Battle Practice target

  Hands employed about paravanes, getting up ammunition and fuzing shell

10.40am:  "Colombo" sailed

1.20pm:  “Rapidol” cast off

2.05pm:  Weighed and proceeded out of harbour. Exercised out paravanes

3.04pm:  Anchored in Great Bay

4.30pm:  Fired shell at a rock

5.40pm:  Weighed and proceeded into harbour

6.28pm:  Anchored in A1 berth

  Leave to White & Blue watches till 10.00pm

Number on sick list 8


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10 November 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

am:  Diving party working on Battle Practice target

  Seedies working about Pattern VI target

  Hands employed about paravanes, painting & refitting

  Both whalers away sailing

pm:  Diving party unrigging their boat

    Hands employed refitting, painting & about boats

    Training classes to instruction

Number on sick list 7


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11 November 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

11.00am:  Observed two minutes silence

pm:  Hands made & mended clothes

6.00pm:  7 Ratings returned on board from Sick Quarters

Number on sick list 6


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12 November 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

7.00am:  Landed church parties

9.00am:  Held Divine Service

10.00am:  Commander-in-Chief presented 5 cups to the ship

Number on the sick list 13


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13 November 1922

Trincomalee

Lat 8.56, Long 81.22

6.30am:  “Rapidol” sailed

am:  Training classes to instruction

  All boats away sailing and boat drill

  Hoisted in Commander-in-Chief's stores and office gear

pm:  Training classes to instruction

    Hands employed about boats, hoisting in CinC’s baggage & office gear

6.00pm:  Prepared for sea

Number on sick list 11


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14 November 1922

Trincomalee to Colombo

Lat 6.18, Long 81.60 from

6.05am:  Weighed and proceeded out of harbour

7.00am:  Foul Point 219º

All day:  Training classes to instruction, hands employed refitting & about boats

11.46am:  Batticaloa Light House 242º

6.40pm:  Little Basses Light abeam

8.40pm:  Great Basses Light abeam, 4.6’

10.37pm:  Hambantota Light abeam

Number on sick list 13


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15 November 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.57, Long 79.80

1.35am:  Dondra Head Light abeam, 6.5’

4.19am:  Galle Light abeam

7.20am:  Barberyn Light abeam

10.00am:  Stopped off breakwater

10.05am:  Proceeded into harbour

10.35am:  Made fast to buoys, let go starboard anchor

1.30pm:  Leave to Blue & White watches till 7am

    Hands made & mended clothes

Number on sick list 13


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16 November 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

6.00am:  Coal lighters came alongside

6.45am:  Commenced coaling

am:  Hands employed getting sand, refitting & as requisite scraping etc

1.50pm:  Finished coaling, received 680 tons

    Hands employed cleaning ship throughout

4.30pm:  Leave to Red & Blue watches till 7am

Number on sick list 12


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17 November 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

9.00pm:  Discharged to RN Camp Diyatalawa 34 ratings

Number on sick list 10


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18 November 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

10.45am:  "Vindictive" arrived

  Lieutenant (E) JR Simpson joined ship

  Warrant Mechanician CE Robinson joined ship from “Vindictive”

2.00pm:  Discharged one cook to “Vindictive”

6.00pm:  34 Ratings joined ship for passage to "Cairo" and 35 Ratings joined ship from HMS Vindictive

9.00pm:  Paymaster Lieutentant CW Livingstone died in Colombo General Hospital

11.00pm:  33 Marines joined ship from “Vindictive”, 17 for passage to "Cairo"

Number on sick list 11


[HMS Vindictive, 9545 ton cruiser, was launched in 1918 by Harland & Wolff, Belfast. She was converted for several roles during a long career lasting until 1946. She was attached to the OW fleet 1919-1922.

According to the Singapore Free Press & Mercantile Advisor of 10 Dec 1922. Lieutenant Campbell W Livingstone was only 23 and had been ill for about 3 weeks.]


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19 November 1922

Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

7.00am:  Landed church parties

7.30am:  Held Divine Service

9.30am:  Held Divine Service

2.30pm:  Landed Firing Party, Band & mourners for funeral of the late Paymaster Lieutenant CW Livingstone

5.30pm:  “Rapidol” sailed

6.00pm:  Funeral party returned on board

6.30pm:  Discharged 2 ratings & 1 seedie to “Colombo”

7.30pm:  Warrant Engineer E Berry discharged to RN Camp Diyatalawa

Number on sick list 12


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20 November 1922

Colombo to Bombay

Lat 7.75, Long 78.10

8.00am: &