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Light Cruiser/ex-2nd class Cruiser, Weymouth-class

Pendant Nos, 03 (1914), 0C (1.18). Launched 18.11.10 Armstrong. 5,250 tons, 453(oa), 430(pp)x48x15ft. Turbine 22000shp, 25kts. Armament: 8-6 in. 1-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 2in deck. Crew: 375. Mediterranean 1914, East Africa 1914-15, Mediterranean 1915-16, 6th LCS Grand Fleet 1916-17, Mediterranean 1917-18.  Sold 2.10.28 Hughes Bolckow. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Completed 10/11, attached to 3rd BS, Atlantic Fleet on commissioning, and from June 1913 2nd LCS, Mediterranean Fleet. Sent to Indian Ocean in August 1914 to hunt for Emden and then to East Africa for operations against the Koenigsberg in the Rufiji River from February to July 1915. To Adriatic in December 1915. Joined 6th LCS, Grand Fleet 1916-17, but was stationed at Bermuda in December 1916. 8th LCS at Brindisi 1917-19 (damaged by torpedo from Austrian U.28 off Durazzo 2 October 1918). Paid off at Malta June 1919 and refitted to join 7th LCS in South America March 1920-January 1921. In reserve at Nore July 1921-December 1925 and then flagship Vice-Admiral Nore. Reserve until paid off into dockyard control at Portsmouth in September 1927. On sales list and sold in 1928. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21)

British Isles Bases - Selected Charts

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Shipbuilding British Isles

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

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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 WEYMOUTH 1913-1923
(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)

THE VOYAGES OF HMS WEYMOUTH 1913-1917

JP map Weymouth 1913-1917

LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1913


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[LHS of front cover of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of log book]

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[Vessel information page – completed]

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[Log directions page]

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[Vessel particulars page – completed]


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11 October 1913

From South Queensferry to sea for exercises and at Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

2.36am: Outer Dowsing Light Vessel abeam 3 miles.

am: Divisions, read prayers, hands as requisite.

10.36am: Barrow Light Vessel abeam 1 cable.

12.0pm: Secured to No. 14 buoy [Sheerness]

pm: Oil lighter alongside. Pumping out oil fuel. Discharged RNR midshipmen to Sh~.


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12 October 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

2.10am: Finished discharging oil fuel.

9.55am: Fired Royal Salute 21 guns. Manned ship. Divisions. Mustered by open list. Read prayers.

11.40am: Manned ship. Fired 21 gun salute.

pm: Ammunition lighters alongside.


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13 October 1913

From Sheerness to and at Kentish Knock

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Hands getting out ammunition.

10.0am: Lit fires in C1, C2 boilers.

1.0pm: Lit fires in B4, C3, C4 boilers. Prepared for sea.

4.20pm: Slipped and proceeded.

5.27pm: Tongue Light Vessel abeam 1 cable.

7.0pm: Brought Kentish Knock Light Vessel ahead [1 mile] N28E.

7.34pm: Stopped and came to starboard bower [anchor] 6 shackles in 14 fathoms.

pm: Pumped out oil fuel tanks with salt water.


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14 October 1913

From Kentish Knock to and at Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

8.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.23am: Tongue Light Vessel abeam 3 cables. Course as required through Princess Alexandra Channel to Sheerness.

11.0am: Course as required up river to Chatham.

12.0pm: Entered North Lock, Chatham Dockyard.

pm: Dockyard placed ship west side of No 3 basin. Hands assisting berthing ship.

4.0pm: Usual leave.

pm: Unshipped glasses [barometers]. [For duration of dockyard period.]


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15 October 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

7.30am: Paid Settlement. Discharged ship’s company by rail to Portsmouth Depot.

9.0am: Commissioned with an active crew for further service in the 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron.

pm: Hands cleaning ship.

4.0pm: Usual leave.


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16 October 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Hands refitting, overhauling boat’s gear.

pm: Hands refitting.


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17 October 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Hands refitting, surveying bosun’s stores.

pm: Discharged 1 Chief Stoker to Royal Naval Base. 1 Blk., 2 Plumbers joined ship. Hands refitting.


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18 October 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

8.0am: Dockyard hands: 6 shipwrights, 1 driller. Cleaning ship.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes. Gave weekend leave to Starboard Watch.


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19 October 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Landed church parties.


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20 October 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Dockyard hands: 33 shipwrights, 3 drillers. Mr McBride clerk joined ship. Hands refitting.

pm: Dockyard parties as requisite. Remainder refitting.

pm: Mr Brown Gunner joined ship.


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21 October 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Dockyard hands: 2 fitters, 33 shipwrights, 6 drillers. Commodore Napier carried out inspection of ship. Mustered by open list. Exercised Fire and Collision stations.

12.0pm: Exercised General Quarters.

pm: Hands refitting and as requisite. Discharged F. Pay Bunkery [?] to shore. Mr Skinner gunner T. joined.


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22 October 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Dockyard hands: 2 fitters, 33 shipwrights, 6 drillers. Discharged Mr Smith Sub Lieutenant RNR to Hospital.

pm: Hands refitting and as requisite


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23 October 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Dockyard hands: 2 fitters, 33 shipwrights, 17 painters, 2 plumbers, 1 Labourer.

11.0am: Ship placed in No5 Dry Dock.

pm: Hands scrubbing side and cleaning down dock.

3.15pm: Ship on Blocks.


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24 October 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Dockyard hands: 8 fitters, 26 shipwrights, 18 painters, 10 drillers, 1 Labourer. Hands refitting. Depot working party 18 men on board.

pm: Hands refitting. 1 LS and 2 stokers joined ship.


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25 October 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Dockyard hands: 12 fitters, 4 labourers, 1 joiner, 18 painters, 54 shipwrights, 12 drillers. Depot working party 19 stokers on board. Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes. Leave to Port Watch to 8:30am Monday.


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26 October 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Landed church parties.


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27 October 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Dockyard hands: 100 shipwrights, 30 drillers, 3 plumbers, 11 labourers, 30 painters. Hands refitting.

pm: Depot working party 25 stokers on board. Hands refitting. 1 P.O. 1 joined ship.


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28 October 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Dockyard hands: 51 shipwrights, 30 painters, 15 bricklayers, 13 labourers, 12 fitters, 3 plumbers, 30 drillers. Depot working party 29 stokers on board. Hands refitting.

pm: Hands refitting.


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29 October 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Dockyard hands: 58 shipwrights, 30 drillers, 45 painters, 15 bricklayers, 13 labourers, 12 fitters, 3 plumbers.

Depot working party 38 stokers on board.

pm: Hands refitting.


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30 October 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Dockyard hands: 58 shipwrights, 45 drillers, 39 painters, 10 bricklayers, 4 labourers, 9 fitters, 3 plumbers. Depot working party 34 stokers on board.

pm: Hands refitting. Ordinary seamen to physical drill.


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31 October 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Dockyard hands: 180 shipwrights, 50 drillers, 11 boilermakers, 11 bricklayers, 17 labourers, 13 painters. Depot working party 34 stokers on board. Hands refitting.

pm: Hands refitting.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1913


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1 November 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Dockyard hands: 180 shipwrights, 50 drillers, 12 boilermakers, 11 bricklayers, 17 labourers, 18 painters. 2 ERA joined ship from Royal Naval Base. Depot working party 30 stokers on board. Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Weekend leave to starboard watch.


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2 November 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Landed church parties.


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3 November 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Dockyard hands: 180 shipwrights, 51 drillers, 63 riveters, 10 boilermakers, 10 fitters, 6 labourers, 44 painters. Hands rattling down and refitting. Depot working party 24 stokers working on board.

pm: Gunner’s party dismounting Ex 6” gun. Remainder rattling down and refitting.

4.0pm: Usual leave.


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4 November 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Dockyard hands: 143 shipwrights, 23 caulkers, 38 drillers, 50 riveters, 9 painters, 11 boilermakers, 11 labourers, 9 bricklayers. Depot working party 21 stokers on board. Hands refitting.

pm: Mr Page Gunner T. discharged to "Vernon."

4pm: Usual leave.


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5 November 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Dockyard hands: 143 shipwrights, 23 caulkers, 36 drillers, 58 riveters, 12 painters, 4 labourers. Depot working party 34 stokers working on board. Gunner’s party dismounting 6” guns. Hands refitting.

pm: Gunner’s party dismounting 6” guns. Hands refitting.

4.0pm: Usual leave.


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6 November 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Dockyard hands: 143 shipwrights, 23 caulkers, 36 drillers, 58 riveters, 12 painters, 4 labourers. Gunner’s party dismounting 6” guns. Sailmakers party returning canvas gear. Hands refitting.

pm: Gunner’s party dismounting 6” guns. Hands refitting.

pm: Depot working party 44 stokers working on board.

4.0pm: Usual leave.


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7 November 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Dockyard hands: 143 shipwrights, 28 caulkers, 56 drillers, 58 riveters, 12 painters, 4 labourers. Depot working party 49 stokers working on board. Gunner’s party dismounting 6” guns.

pm: Hands refitting.

4.0pm: Usual leave.


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8 November 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Dockyard hands: 143 shipwrights, 24 caulkers, 36 riveters, 58 drillers, 12 painters, 4 labourers. Depot working party 37 stokers working on board. Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Weekend leave to starboard watch. Hands make and mend clothes.


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9 November 1913


At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Landed church parties. Divisions. Read prayers.


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10 November 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Dockyard hands: 38 drillers, 20 caulkers, 160 shipwrights, 50 riveters, 19 labourers, 7 bricklayers. Depot working party 51 stokers working on board. Gunner’s party dismounting 6” guns.

pm: Hands refitting.

4.0pm: Usual leave.


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11 November 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Dockyard hands: 20 caulkers, 38 drillers, 160 shipwrights, 19 labourers, 50 riveters, 7 bricklayers.

pm: Hands refitting.

4.0pm: Usual leave.


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12 November 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Dockyard hands: 148 Shipwrights, 53 Drillers, 12 Riveters, 15 labourers, 7 painters. Depot working party 47 stokers working on board. Discharged 1 Stoker to Hospital.

pm: Hands refitting.

4.0pm: Usual leave.


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13 November 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Dockyard hands: 16 Drillers, 36 Shipwrights, 20 caulkers, 8 labours, 10 painters. Depot working party 49 stokers working on board. Hands refitting.

pm: 1 L.S. joined ship. Hands refitting.

3.0pm: Dock flooded.

4.0pm: Usual leave. Discharged 1 LS and 1 AB to Depot.


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14 November 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Depot working party 34 stokers working on board. Hands drawing stores from Dockyard.

pm: Hands drawing stores and refitting.

4.0pm: Usual leave.


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15 November 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Drawing stores and cleaning ship.

pm: Weekend leave to port watch.


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16 November 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Landed church parties. Divisions, read prayers.


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17 November 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Carpenters and gunners parties drawing stores. Remainder assisting dockyard to shift ship to East side No 3 basin. Hands cleaned into coaling rig.

pm: Hands putting bags on coal heap. Depot working party 68 stokers assisting.

4.0pm: Discharged 1 plumber 1 blacksmith to Depot.

7.0pm: Gave usual leave.


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18 November 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: hands coaling ship. Depot working party 50 hands assisting. Discharged Mr Hall, Carpenter, to Royal Naval Hospital.

pm: Hands coaling ship. Discharged 1 SPO.

6.40pm: Stopped coaling for day. Took in 220 tons.

8.0pm: Usual leave.


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19 November 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Hands coaling ship. Depot working party assisting.

pm: Shifted ship into South dock. Hands coaling ship.

4.0pm: Discharged Mr Mitchell, Carpenter.

6.15pm: Stopped coaling for day. Took in 240 tons.

8.0pm: Usual leave.


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20 November 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Hands coaling ship. Depot working party assisting.

pm: Hands coaling ship.

7.10pm: Stopped coaling for day. Took in 220 tons.

8.0pm: Usual leave.


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21 November 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Hands coaling ship. Assisted by Depot working party.

pm: Hands coaling ship.

3.45pm: Completed with coal. Total 980 tons.

4.0pm: Usual leave.


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22 November 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Tested lifebuoys. Correct. Hands painting funnels.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes. Weekend leave to starboard watch.


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23 November 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Landed church parties.


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24 November 1913

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Rigged stages and prepared side for painting.

8.0am: Painting ship’s side. Depot working party of 58 stokers working on board.

1:30pm: Commenced Basin trial.

2:30pm: Completed Basin trial.

pm: Hands painting side. 2 ratings reformed from Royal Naval Base.

4.0pm: Usual leave.


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[Log page overlaid with completed Record of Observations for Deviation (for magnetic compass)]

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[Magnetic compass corrector locations]


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25 November 1913

From Chatham to no 24 buoy Sheerness and at Chatham and Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

8.0am: Proceeded out of South lock and as requisite to Sheerness.

9.0am: Stopped. Secured to no 24 buoy.

9.30am: Started oiling form lighter. Hands painting ship’s side.

1.45pm: Completed oiling. Took in 249.23 tons.

2.15pm: Swung ship [for magnetic compass correction] with tug by distant object.

4.0pm: Usual leave.


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26 November 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

8.0am: Hands ammunitioning ship from lighter. Sent steam cutter to Dockyard for repairs.

pm: Ammunitioning ship.

4.45pm: Completed. Cast off lighter. Gave usual leave.


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27 November 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Divisions. Read prayers. Hands painting ship.

pm: Hands painting ship.

4.0pm: Usual leave.


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28 November 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Marine detachment inspected. Hands painting ship.

pm: Hands painting ship.

4.0pm: Usual leave.


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29 November 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Saturday routine. Tested lifebuoys. Correct.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes. Discharged Mr Harris RNR to "Excellent."


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30 November 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Landed church parties. Read prayers.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1913


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1 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Dressed Ship overall in honour of birthday Her Majesty Queen Alexandra. Paraded Guard.

12.0pm: Fired 21 gun salute.

pm: Hands painting ship.

3.50pm: Undressed Ship.

4.0pm: Usual leave.

pm: 1 PO, 10 RNR Seamen, 10 RNR Stokers joined ship.


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2 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

pm: Hands painting ship. Discharged Mr Smith Sub Lieutenant R.N.R.

pm: Hands painting.

4.0pm: Usual leave.


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3 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Provision lighter alongside. Hands provisioning ship.

pm: Hands employed provisioning ship and stowing holds.

4.0pm: Usual leave.


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4 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

8.0am: 3rd Battle Squadron arrived. Hands painting ship and boats.

pm: Hands painting.

4.0pm: Usual leave.


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5 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am and pm: Hands painting ship.

4.0pm: Usual leave.


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6 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Saturday routine. Tested lifebuoys. Correct. 1 Rating joined ship.

pm: Weekend leave to starboard watch. Hands to make and mend clothes.


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7 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

12.20am: Actaeon [shore establishment] observed on fire. Boats sent to her assistance.

2.45am: Boats returned. Fire under control.

am: Landed church parties.


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8 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Hands painting ship.

pm: Painted guns. Read warrant no [missing].


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9 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Hands painting ship. Tested all flooding equipment. Correct.

pm: Hands painting. 10 Stokers joined ship. Mr Hall carpenter rejoined from R.N.H. 1 Ship's Corporal joined.


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10 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Hands painting.

10.0am: Discharged 1 Stoker to D.B.

pm: Hands painting ship. 1 AB joined from R.N.B. Usual leave.


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11 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Hands getting up, ranging cable for survey.

8.0am: [Focslemen] surveying cables. Remainder painting and as requisite.

pm: Surveying cables, painting and as requisite.

4.0pm: Usual leave.


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12 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

8.0am: Hands surveying cable, painting ship and as requisite.

pm: Surveying cables and painting ship.


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13 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing cable for survey. Lifebuoys tested – correct.

12pm: Leave to watch to 7am Monday.

pm: Make and mend clothes. Lieutenant Spreckley joined ship.


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14 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Landed church parties.


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15 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Hands surveying cable, painting ship, and as requisite.

pm: Exercised divers. Remainder of hands as in forenoon.


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16 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

8.0am: General leave to watch to noon 31st December. Exercised divers. Hands surveying cable and painting ship.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.


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17 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am and pm: Hands employed painting ship.

pm: Agammemnon arrived.


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18 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Hands employed painting ship.

pm: Hands painting ship and scrubbing boat gear.


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19 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Discharged Sub Lieutenant Ratcliffe RNR. Hands employed painting mess decks and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.


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20 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

9.15am: Hands painting and cleaning ship. Lifebuoys tested – correct.

pm: Make and mend clothes.


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21 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Landed church parties.


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22 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Hands painting, getting in 3 shackles of cable and as requisite.

pm: Sub Lieutenant M. Queen RNR joined ship.

1.45pm: Hands working cable and as requisite.


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23 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

9.0am: HMS Antrim left harbour. Hands painting and as requisite.

pm: Hands painting and as requisite.


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24 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Make and mend clothes.


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25 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Divisions and prayers. Make and mend clothes.


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26 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am and pm: Hands painting and cleaning ship.


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27 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Hands cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys – correct.

12.25pm: [HMS] Lord Nelson arrived. Hands make and mend clothes.


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28 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

10.0am: Divisions and prayers. HMS Blonde left harbour.


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29 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

pm: "King Edward VII" broke Rear Admiral's flag.

pm: HMS Blanche left harbour. Natal, Agamemnon, and Cyclops arrived. Hands employed cleaning ship.


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30 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Hands employed cleaning.

pm: Hands employed painting mess decks.


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31 December 1913

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Hands employed painting seamen’s mess deck. Watch returned from long leave.

pm: Leave to port watch to 7am Jan 11.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1914


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1 January 1914

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am and pm: Hands employed painting mess decks.


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2 January 1914

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am and pm: Hands employed painting mess decks.

am: PO1 Norris reported missing.

2.0pm: Discovered body of PO Norris (ON Chatham 193778) death due to strangulation by hanging himself.

5.30pm: Sent body of PO Norris to Sheerness Mortuary.


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3 January 1914

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Hands cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys – correct. Leave.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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4 January 1914

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Landed church parties.


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5 January 1914

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

9.0am: Hands painting ship and as requisite.

pm: Held Court of Inquiry into death of PO Norris.


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6 January 1914

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Landed funeral party to attend funeral of PO Norris. Mr Hutchins (Carp) joined ship.

12.50pm: Funeral party returned.

pm: Ship completed to full crew with 125 ratings and 18 marines.


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7 January 1914

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: "Vulcan" proceeded to Chatham.

9.30am: Divisions, prayers. Physical drill. Exercised General Quarters and Fire Stations. Hands employed as requisite.

pm: Hand employed furling awnings and preparing for coaling.


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8 January 1914

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Hands preparing for coaling.

8.0am: Secured lighter alongside.

8.50am: Commenced coaling.

4.20pm: Finished coaling with 300 tons. Hands employed cleaning ship.


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9 January 1914

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am and pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Scrub and wash clothes.


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10 January 1914

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Hands cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys – correct.

pm: Make and mend clothes.


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11 January 1914

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Hands cleaning ship. Divisions. Read prayers.


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12 January 1914

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Hands spreading awnings.

pm: Mr Birch (Acting Artificer Engineer) joined ship.


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13 January 1914

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

12.0pm: Ammunition lighter came alongside.

pm: Hands employed as requisite getting in ammunition and mess traps.


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14 January 1914

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am and pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.


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15 January 1914

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am and pm: Hands employed cleaning ship, drawing stores and as requisite.


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16 January 1914

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Hands cleaning ship, securing boats for sea.

pm: Hands holystoning upper deck.


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17 January 1914

From Sheerness to Gibraltar

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Hands cleaning ship and preparing for sea. Lifebuoys tested correct.

2.40pm: Slipped and proceeded.

4.0pm: Girdler Light ship abeam.

5.06pm: North Foreland abeam.

8.10pm: Dungeness abeam.

9.39pm: Royal Sovereign abeam.

10.04pm: Beachy Head abeam.


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18 January 1914

From Sheerness to Gibraltar and at sea

Lat 49.0, Long -4.3 Ushant S42W 47 miles

9.30am: Divisions. Divine service.

3.05pm: Creach Light abeam 8 miles.


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19 January 1914

From Sheerness to Gibraltar and at sea

Lat 44.3, Long -8.8 Cape Villano S15W 71 miles

am: Hands employed as requisite.

pm: Hands cleaning ship and hammock nettings.

7.25pm: Finisterre Light N88E.


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20 January 1914

From Sheerness to Gibraltar and at sea

Lat 38.9, Long -9.6

9.43am: Burlings abeam 5½ miles.

12.15pm: Cape Roca abeam 2.5 miles.

pm: Higher gunnery ratings at special instruction. Remainder of hands as requisite.

7.40pm: St. Vincent Light abeam.


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21 January 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

9.04am: Europa Point N4W.

10.0am: Secured alongside North Mole. Saluted flag with 15 guns.

11.0am: Commenced coaling.

5.45pm: Finished coaling with 300 tons. Hands cleaning ship.

8.15pm: Slipped and proceeded.

9.15pm: Working up for 3/5 trial.

11.15pm: Commenced 3/5 trial.


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22 January 1914

From Gibraltar to Malta at sea

Lat 36.7, Long 1.2

4.25am: Sighted Cabo de Gata Light N10E.

am and pm: Hands cleaning ship.

2.15pm: Completed 3/5 trial. Commenced 2/5 trial.

8.15pm: Electrical storm with heavy rain thunder and lightning.

11.47pm: Sighted Cape Bougaroni S57E.


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23 January 1914

From Gibraltar to Malta and at sea

Lat 37.3, Long 10.3

5.45am: Finished 2/5 trial. Commenced 1/5 trial.

8.38am: Cape Serrat Light abeam.

1.45pm: Zamba Light abeam.

8.45pm: Trial finished. Reduced to 10 knots.


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24 January 1914

From Gibraltar to Malta and at Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

3.10am: Dimitri Light S30E.

7.20am: Secured to No 5 and 5A buoys. [Grand Harbour]

8.0am: Saluted flag of Commander in Chief with 17 guns.

am and pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.30pm: Leave.


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25 January 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Divine service. Landed church parties.


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26 January 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands cleaning ship, scraping funnels, preparing for coaling.

pm: Secured lighters alongside.


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27 January 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

7.40am: Commenced coaling.

1.50pm: Completed coaling with 640 tons. Hands cleaning ship.

4.30pm: “Doris” arrived and saluted flag.


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28 January 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands scrubbing upper deck and preparing for painting. Hands employed painting ship. Oil lighter came alongside.

pm: Hands employed painting boats davits and guns and drawing stores.

4.0pm: “Doris” left harbour. Leave. Drawing Carpenters and Torpedo stores and Bosun stores.


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29 January 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for painting. Hands painting ship.

pm: Hands painting ship’s side and funnels and drawing stores.

4.0pm: Leave.


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30 January 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: “Inflexible” left harbour. Hands employed cleaning and painting ship.

pm: Court of Inquiry into loss of torpedo held on board. Hands employed painting ship.

6.10pm: Usual leave.


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31 January 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.15am: Dutch Battleship De Ruyter came in and secured to buoys. Hands cleaning ship.

am: Discharged Sub Lieutenant A.G. Murray to RN Hospital.

pm: Hands cleaning ship.

4.0pm: Usual leave.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1914


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1 February 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.30am: Commander in Chief inspected ship.

10.30am: Commander in Chief left ship. Divine services.

12.0pm: Leave.


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2 February 1914

From Grand Harbour to Marsa Scirocco

Lat 35.8, Long 14.5

9.30am: Slipped and proceeded. Exercised General Quarters.

10.0am: B9 and B11 made successful attack on ship.

10.50am: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour and letting go and picking up both lifebuoys.

11.05am: Came to with starboard anchor in 12 fathoms.

2.0pm: Out stream anchor.

2.20pm: Replace gear. After gun’s crews exercised at loader. Remainder of hands refitting boats’ gear and scrubbing sails. Boys at seamanship instruction.

4.30pm: Quarters. Scrub and wash clothes. Racing boats’ crews away.


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3 February 1914

At Marsa Scirocco

Lat 35.8, Long 14.5

9.35am: Exercised General Quarters. Higher gunnery ratings at .303 aiming rifle practice. Remainder of hands refitting and scrubbing boats’ sails. Marines at infantry drill.

pm: Hands employed as forenoon. All guns’ crews exercised at loader. Landed portable wireless set. Exercised away all boats’ crews. 24 racing boats’ crews away.


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4 February 1914

At Marsa Scirocco

Lat 35.8, Long 14.5

am: Read stations for and exercised Out Bower Anchor.

10.0am: Replaced gear. Carried out monthly diving exercise. Ran two torpedoes. Stokers mustered bedding. Marine’s guns’ crews at loader.

12.0pm: Marines at boat pulling. Hands employed about boats.

pm: Carried out monthly deep water diving. Hands employed cleaning ship and refitting boat gear. Guns’ crews at loader. Higher ratings guns’ crews at .303 aiming rifle practice.

4.0pm: Quarters. Landed portable wireless gear. 19 racing boats’ crews at practice.

8.0pm: Seamen’s and stoker’s field guns’ crews at practice.


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5 February 1914

At Marsa Scirocco

Lat 35.8, Long 14.5

am: Divers examining under water fittings. Divisions and prayers. Hands mustered bedding. Higher gunnery ratings at .303 aiming rifle practice. Hands cleaning ship and as requisite. Guns’ crews at loader. Cook’s mates at physical drill.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Divers away cleaning under water fittings. 7 boats away in sailing race.

4.0pm: Quarters. Landed portable wireless gear. 14 racing boat crew away.


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6 February 1914

From Marsa Scirocco to Grand Harbour and at Malta

Lat 35.8, Long 14.5

8.0am: Divisions, prayer. Read Article 538 King’s Regulations. Boys at physical drill. Higher Gunnery ratings at .303 aiming rifle practice. Guns’ crews exercised at loader. Hands employed preparing for sea.

11.48am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.41pm: Fort St. Thomas N52W.

1.27pm: Breakwater light abeam.

1.55pm: Secured to No 5 and 5a buoys. Hands cleaning ship and uncovering boats.

4.0pm: Quarters. Scrub and wash clothes. Leave to watch. Landed main control. Racing boats crews away. Landed Stokers Field gun crew.

10.30pm: Discharged 1 shipwright to hospital.


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7 February 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Guns’ crews at loader drill. Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Landed range working party. Exercised No 2s of all guns.

4.0pm: Quarters. Landed stokers’ field guns’ crew. Landed canteen, senglea and auxiliary patrols.


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8 February 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.30am: Divine service.

10.0am: Landed church parties.

pm: Leave.


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9 February 1914

From Malta to St Paul's Bay

Lat 35.6, Long 14.6

9.40am: Slipped and proceeded.

10.06am: Stopped. Boys at instructions. Guns’ crews at loader. Stokers mustering bags.

1.0pm: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for carrying out 1” aiming practice. Target towed by Torpedo boat 063. Guns’ crews at loader. Boys at instructions.

4.05pm: Course as requisite for anchoring.

4.12pm: Came to with port anchor in 16 fathoms. Exercised field guns’ crews. Scrub and wash clothes.


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10 February 1914

From St. Paul’s Bay to Marsa Scirocco

Lat 35.8, Long 14.5

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.56am: course and speed as requisite for 1” aiming rifle practice. TB 063 towing target. Guns’ crews at loader. Boys at instruction.

11.40am: Finished firing.

12.08pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 12 fathoms. Boys at seamanship. Hands getting out targets and as requisite.

3.45pm: Landed seaman’s and stokers field guns’ crews.

4.0pm: Landed portable wireless party and sports party. 2 racing boats crews away.


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11 February 1914

At sea and Marsa Scirocco

Lat 35.8, Long 14.7

9.25am: Weighed.

10.0am: Course and speed as requisite for sub calibre firing.

11.40am: Finished firing.

12.20pm: Course and speed as requisite for swinging ship. [For magnetic compass correction]

pm: Hands cleaning paintwork, painting mess decks and as requisite.

3.17pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 11 fathoms.

4.0pm: Landed sports party. 4 racing boats crews away.


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12 February 1914

At Marsa Scirocco

Lat 35.8, Long 14.5

am: Hands cleaning ship and scrubbing quarter deck awning. Landed stokers and seamen’s field guns crews. Guns crews at loader competition. Remainder of hands restowing coaling gear and as requisite. Boys at instruction.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Landed portable wireless gear, field guns crews, and sports party. Turned in boats and prepared for firing.


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13 February 1914

From Marsa Scirocco to Grand Harbour and at Malta

Lat 35.1, Long 14.2

7.54am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.45am: Course and speed as requisite for Gunlayers Test. “Gloucester” towing target.

1.30pm: Completed firing.

3.38pm: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

4.20pm: Secured to No 5 and 5a buoys. Sub Lieutenant Murray rejoined ship from hospital. Usual leave and canteen leave.


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14 February 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.0am: Inflexible and Dublin arrived. Hands employed cleaning ship.

am: Sirius sailed.

pm: Hands cleaning ship. Landed stokers and seamen’s field guns’ crews.

5.30pm: Landed main patrol.


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15 February 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.30am: Divine service.

10.25am: Divisions. Landed church parties.

pm: Leave.

4.0pm: “Bagatys” left harbour.


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16 February 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

5.40am: Lowered boats. Prepared for coaling.

am: Lighters came alongside.

9.16am: Commenced coaling.

11.11am: Finished coaling with 275 tons.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

2.10pm: “Duke of Edinburgh” proceeded to England; cheered ship.

4.0pm: Usual leave. Landed seamen’s and stokers field guns crews.


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17 February 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Landed provisioning party. Remainder of hands cleaning ship. Landed dockyard party drawing stores; recreation ground party and hospital party.

pm: Landed field guns crews, ground party, and portable wireless party. Landed all sports parties. Provisioned ship.

4.0pm: Returned empty cordite cases to N.O.O. [probably Naval Ordnance Office]


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18 February 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.0am: Ammunition lighter came alongside. Landed sports party. Hands employed ammunitioning ship.

pm: Make and mend clothes. Sports party landed.

4.0pm: Usual leave to watch and canteen leave. Landed main Valleta patrol.


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19 February 1914

At Malta and At Sea

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: HMS Europa arrived.

8.0am: Field guns crews and sports party landed. Leave to watch and part to 6pm for sports. Make and mend clothes on occasion of sports.

4.30pm: Lit fires in boilers. Prepared for sea.

7.0pm: Slipped and proceeded.

8.26pm: Dimitri Light abeam 2.5 miles.

11.55pm: Sighted 2nd battle squadron.


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20 February 1914

From Malta to Dragomesto Bay

Lat 36.4, Long 14.7

6.25am: Fired torpedo. 6.40am: Stopped, picked up torpedo.

7.25am: searching for a lost torpedo.

9.35am: Proceeded. Parted company with destroyers.

pm: Hands painting and cleaning up mess decks. Boys at instruction.

4.15pm: Stopped. Let go both life buoys.

4.50pm: Picked up both life buoys. And proceeded.

5.0pm: Mount Etna N25.5W.


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21 February 1914

From Malta to Platia

Lat 38.3, Long 20.2

10.0am: Sighted Cephalonia Light. Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for mooring.

1.35pm: Cape Vlioti abeam.

3.02pm: Stopped off Astokos. Communicated with shore.

4.35pm: Proceeded.

5.12pm: Let go first anchor and moored ship 5 shackles on each in 13½ fathoms in No 1 berth.


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22 February 1914

At Platia

Lat 38.5, Long 21.0

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Roman Catholics.

10.0am: Divine service.

11.0am: R.C.s returned.

pm: Leave.


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23 February 1914

At Platia

Lat 38.5, Long 21.0

am: Hands employed turning out boats, rigging diving party, scrubbing boat covers.

8.0am: Landed signalmen for exercise. Training classes at instruction. Beagle, Basilisk, Grasshopper, and Harpy arrived. Landed Marine detachment.

pm: Hygiene lecture. Hands employed scrubbing out boats and boats awnings.

4pm: Leave to watch. Read warrant No 11.


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24 February 1914

At Platia

Lat 38.5, Long 21.0

am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Destroyers left harbour.

8.0am: Seamen ratings medically inspected. Hands employed refitting both cutters. Transmitting and control parties at instructions. Boys and ordinary seamen at instructions. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

pm: Hygiene lecture. 1st and 2nd cutters refitting boats. OS and boys at instruction. Remainder of hands cleaning ship.


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25 February 1914

At Platia

Lat 38.5, Long 21.0

am: Basilisk and Harpy arrived.

8.0am: Ordinary Seamen and boys at instructions. Transmitting and voice pipe control parties at instructions. Marines at infantry drill. Remainder of hands painting cutters and as requisite.

12.0pm: Laid out kedge anchor.

pm: Carried away hawser to kedge. Boats away sweeping [for kedge anchor]. Remainder of hands employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Leave to watch. Recovered kedge anchor.


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26 February 1914

At Platia

Lat 38.5, Long 21.0

am: Basilisk left harbour. Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.0am: Laid out kedge anchor.

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Marines at 6” gun drill. Hands employed painting cutters. Remainder of hands as requisite.

pm: Make and mend clothes.


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27 February 1914

At sea off Pondiko Island

Lat 38.5, Long 21.1

7.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.31am: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 15 fathoms. Commenced torpedo test runs. Hands employed about boats and as requisite.

10.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.30am: Came to with starboard anchor in 12 fathoms veered to 6 shackles.

12.0pm: Banked fires in C1, 2, and 4 boilers.

pm: Resumed torpedo test runs. Hands employed about boats, hoisting in torpedoes and as requisite.

4.0pm: Discharged interpreter to Mosquito.

6.20pm: Fires died out in C1, 2, 4 boilers.


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28 February 1914

At sea off Pondiko Island

Lat 38.5, Long 21.1

am: Hands employed cleaning ship, painting 2nd cutter and as requisite. Tested lifebuoys – correct.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

4.0pm: Special leave to watch.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1914


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1 March 1914

At sea off Pondiko Island

Lat 38.5, Long 21.1

10.0am: Held Church of England service and Roman Catholic service.

12.0pm: Special leave to port watch and boys.


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2 March 1914

From Dragomesto Bay to Elba

Lat 36.4, Long 19.8

7.12am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.10am: Stopped off South of Atoko Island.

9.0am: Proceeded. Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Exercise Action, Fire, and Collision Stations. Hands employed cleaning ship and painting.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters. Cleaned away for night defence.

5.0pm: Spread destroyers ahead 2 miles apart.

11.29pm: Cape Spartavento abeam 5 miles.


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3 March 1914

From Dragomesto Bay to Elba

Lat 38.4, Long 15.6

9.20am: Took station astern of Dublin.

pm: Hands cleaning paintwork on upper deck.

2.0pm: Course and speed as requisite for Fleet Torpedo exercise.

2.40pm: Stopped. Abandoned torpedo firing.

3.25pm: Proceeded.

4.0pm: Stromboli [volcano] S83W.


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4 March 1914

From Dragomesto Bay to Elba

Lat 41.4, Long 12.0

7.36am: Palmarola Island N60E.

am: Hands securing ship for bad weather and as requisite. [Wind N force 7-8.]

3.33pm: Cape Linaro Semaphore station abeam.

9.35pm: Stopped. Communicated with Harpy.
9.50pm: Proceeded.


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5 March 1914

From Dragomesto Bay to Elba

Lat 42.8, Long 10.3

12.47am: Gorgona Island abeam 3 miles.

8.15am: Gorgona Island abeam. [again]

9.10am: Divisions and prayers. Exercise small arms companies. Hands employed about boats spreading awnings and as requisite.

11.53am: Came to with port anchor in 10 fathoms.

pm: Hands employed refitting barge and gig.

4.0pm: Special leave to watch.


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6 March 1914

At Elba

Lat 42.8, Long 10.3

am: Exercised General Quarters and ammunition supply parties and stoker’s fire party. Diving party away searching for lost stanchion. Hands painting boats refitting boats falls and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed refitting barge and gig. Cleaning ship and as requisite.

4.0pm: Boys to physical drill, special leave to watch


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7 March 1914

At Elba

Lat 42.8, Long 10.3

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys – correct.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Leave to watch.


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8 March 1914

At Elba

Lat 42.8, Long 10.3

am: Divine service.

10.15am: Hands mustered by the ledger.

10.20am: Sent Roman Catholics to Indomitable.


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9 March 1914

At Elba

Lat 42.8, Long 10.3

9.0am: Divisions and prayers. Exercise Fire and Collision stations. Exercise all boats away sailing.

9.40am: Engineer Captain inspected. Engine Room. Hands working about barge and gig.

12.0pm: Marines at signal exercise.

pm: Hands painting and refitting boats, scrubbing boats sails and as requisite. Marines exercised at boat pulling.

5.0pm: Secured boats for sea.


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10 March 1914

At Elba and at sea

Lat 42.8, Long 10.3

7.12am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.15am: Formed up with Flag.

9.18am: Came to with starboard anchor in 16 fathoms. Hands employed refitting barge and gig and painting boats

pm: Hands employed about gig and barge and as requisite.

pm: 1 Italian Torpedo Boat entered harbour.


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11 March 1914

At Elba

Lat 42.8, Long 10.3

9.10am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Hands refitting gig and barge and as requisite.

4.0pm: Special leave to watch. Boys and Ordinary seamen to physical drill.


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12 March 1914

At Elba

Lat 42.8, Long 10.3

9.0am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Away all boats exercised sailing.

10.25am: Pull round the fleet.

11.0am: Hands employed hoisting boats and as requisite.

pm: General leave to watch. Make and mend clothes.


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13 March 1914

From Elba to Naples at sea

Lat 43.0, Long 10.1

9.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for Fleet torpedo exercise.

11.24am: Fired one torpedo. Boys and ordinary seamen at instructions. Exercise ammunition parties and fire parties.

12.0pm: Picked up torpedo.

12.20pm: Proceeded as requisite to join fleet.

2.05pm: As requisite for rangefinder exercises. Hands striking down torpedoes and as requisite.

3.30pm: Boys and ordinary seamen at instructions.

4.30pm: Stopped. Let go both lifebuoys. Picked up lifebuoys.

5.0pm: Proceeded.


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14 March 1914

From Elba to Naples and at Naples

Lat 40.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill.

10.22am: Came to with starboard anchor in 16 fathoms. [San Genaro Light N40E]

1.45pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for entering harbour.

1.55pm: Let go starboard anchor.

2.10pm: Let go port anchor and secured stern to San Vincenzo Mole.


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15 March 1914

At Naples

Lat 40.9, Long 14.4

9.30am: Divine service.

10.0am: Landed church parties.

pm: Leave


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16 March 1914

At Naples

Lat 40.9, Long 14.4

7.0am: Coal lighter came alongside.

8.0am: RN Marsala left harbour.

9.15am: Commenced coaling.

2.55pm: Finished coaling with 385 tons.

4.0pm: Hands cleaning ship.

5.0pm: RN Marsala returned.


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17 March 1914

At Naples

Lat 40.9, Long 14.4

am and pm: Hands cleaning ship and painting boats.


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18 March 1914

At Naples

Lat 40.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill.

9.50am: Hands painting ship’s side and boats. Marines at infantry drill. Ordinary seamen and boys at instruction. Spread [focsle] awning.

pm: hands painting ship’s side and gig and employed as requisite.


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19 March 1914

At Naples

Lat 40.9, Long 14.4

am: Furled awnings. Secured to mole with 5½ inch wire. Hand cleaning ship.

pm: Make and mend clothes.


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20 March 1914

At Naples

Lat 40.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands painting ship and refitting and painting gig.

11.30am: RN Sterope arrived.

pm: Hands cleaning ship, painting ship’s side. Refitting and painting gig and as requisite.

4.15pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 13.


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21 March 1914

At Naples

Lat 40.9, Long 14.4

am and pm: Hands cleaning ship.

4.15pm: Quarters. Leave to watch.


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22 March 1914

At Naples

Lat 40.9, Long 14.4

am: Divine service. Landed church parties.

pm: Grasshopper left harbour. Leave to starboard watch.

6.0pm: Grasshopper arrived.


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23 March 1914

At Naples

Lat 40.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: "Scorpion" left. Hands cleaning ship, painting and refitting gig, barge, and 2nd cutter. Boys and ordinary seamen at instruction.

pm: Scorpion arrived. Hands employed as in forenoon.


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24 March 1914

At Naples

Lat 40.9, Long 14.4

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship, refitting boats and as requisite. "Savage" left harbour. Boys and ordinary seamen at instruction.

pm: "Savage" arrived. Hands cleaning ship and as requisite. Boys and ordinary seamen at instruction. RN Aquilone arrived.

4.0pm: "Gloucester" left harbour.


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25 March 1914

At Naples

Lat 40.9, Long 14.4

am: RN Citta di Milano arrived.

9.0am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Reverend Bray discharged to "Warrior." Hands cleaning down aloft. Boys and ordinary seamen at instruction.

pm: Hands refitting boats’ gear. Boys at instruction. Coxswain of boats at signal instruction.

4.0pm: Leave to watch. Quarters. Harpy sailed.


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26 March 1914

At Naples

Lat 40.9, Long 14.4

am: Boys and ordinary seamen at instruction. Secured boats for sea. Furled awnings.

1.30pm: Senior Marine officer inspected detachment. Make and mend clothes.


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27 March 1914

From Naples to Malta

Lat 39.7, Long 14.7

6.12am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.10am: Divisions. Exercised General Quarters. Hands employed as requisite. Boys to instruction. Exercised torpedo control parties.

2.0pm: Commenced Rate of Change exercise.

4.05pm: NP “Stromboli” abeam.

5.0pm: Formed single line ahead.

8.43pm: Warrior parted company.

10.40pm: Santa Croce Light S68W.


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28 March 1914

At Naples to Malta and At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

2.18am: Spadano Light abeam.

6.55am: Entered breakwater.

7.0am: Stopped. Secured to No 13 buoy stern to Bighi. Hands employed cleaning ship.

3.0pm: Scourge and Savage left.

4.0pm: Special leave to watch.

7.0pm: Defence sailed.


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29 March 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.0am: Landed church parties.

9.30am: Divine service. Hussar arrived.

pm: Leave.


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30 March 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: "Pincher" and "Bulldog" arrived.

9.0am: French squadron, Verite, Justice, Democratie Republique arrived. Exercised control parties. Hands painting boats and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon. Boys to instruction. Returned and drew 1 torpedo.


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31 March 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Boys to seamanship instruction. Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: hands painting boats and as requisite. Returned cordite for heat test.

4.0pm: Leave.

5.25pm: Sirius left.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1914


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1 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am and pm: Hands employed drawing stores in dockyard, refitting whaler and as requisite. Exercised Fire Control parties. Marines at boat pulling. Training classes at instruction.


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2 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.0am: Landed dockyard parties.

9.15am: Lit fires in steam cutter. Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Exercised fire control parties. Hands employed refitting and as requisite. Training classes at instruction.

pm: Sent shooting party to range. Leave to watch. Hands make and mend clothes.


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3 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Gunlayers and sightsetters at control parties. Hands painting 1st whaler and as requisite. Training classes at instruction.

pm: Landed dockyard parties. Hands painting whaler and as requisite.

2.10pm: French squadron left harbour. Hands manned and cheered ship.

4.0pm: Special and canteen leave. Landed patrols.


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4 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys – correct.

pm: Landed range party. Hands employed cleaning ship. Drew 1 4½” wire from dockyard.

4.0pm: Usual leave.

5.30pm: Landed main patrol.

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5 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Landed church parties.

9.30am: Held Divine service.

10.10am: Divisions.

pm: Leave.


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6 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

7.40am: Lighters came alongside.

9.45am: Commenced coaling.

2.15pm: Black Prince sailed for England.

4.35pm: Finished coaling with 634 tons.


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7 April 1914

From Grand Harbour to Mellieha Bay and at Malta

Lat 36.0, Long 14.4

7.30am: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour.

8.0am: Shaped course North.

9.35am: Came to with starboard anchor in 17 fathoms in Mellieha Bay. Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Hands employed refitting steam cutter and 2nd cutter falls. Exercised OOQ’s control with .303 aiming rifle at towed target. Remainder of hands cleaning ship.


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8 April 1914

At Malta (Mellieha Bay)

Lat 36.0, Long 14.4

8.0am: "Gloucester" and "Dublin" left.

9.10 am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Hands employed cleaning ship. Boys and ordinary seamen to seamanship instruction. Carried out .303 aiming rifle at towed target for OOQ’s firing. Guns’ crews at loader.

12.0pm: "Indefatigable" arrived.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.


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9 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 36.0, Long 14.4

7.25am: Weighed and proceeded to shift billet.

7.40am: Came to with starboard anchor in 15 fathoms.

9.05am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Guns’ crews at loader drill.

9.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.48am: Came to with starboard anchor in 16 fathoms in Mellieha Bay. Boys at seamanship instruction. Hands refitting. Exercising control station drill.

4.55pm: Weighed and proceeded

5.20pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 15 fathoms in No 5 billet St. Paul’s Bay.


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10 April 1914

At Malta (St Paul's Bay)

Lat 36.0, Long 14.4

9.30am: Divisions. Divine service. [Good Friday]

pm: Hands to bathe.


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11 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 36.0, Long 14.6

am: Hands cleaning ship and preparing for sea. Received Patt VI target from Indefatigable.

7.13am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Towed target for sub calibre firing of Indefatigable.

9.30am: Guns’ crews at loader. Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.15am: Stopped. Returned target to Indefatigable.

10.50am: Proceeded as requisite for OOQ’s firing with 1” aiming rifle.

12.20pm: Connected up conning tower steering position.

12.40pm: Proceeded for OOQ’s firing. (1” aiming rifle.)

1.30pm: Stopped. Picked up target and proceeded.

2.20pm: Stopped. Secured to No 13 buoy stern to Bighi. Hands sponging out guns and cleaning ship.

4.0pm: Read Warrant No 14. Discharged 1 rating to Detention Barracks. Usual leave to watch. Hands to bathe.


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12 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Landed church parties.

9.30am: Held Divine service.

10.10am: Divisions.

pm: Leave.

4.0pm: Hands to bathe.


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13 April 1914

At Malta and at sea

Lat 36.1, Long 14.4

L’ahrash Point S48W 5 miles [Longitude incorrect in log.]

7.30am: Slipped and proceeded.

8.37am: As requisite for sub calibre firing working up for OOQ’s firing.

10.37am: Finished. Took target from Indefatigable.

12.40pm: Course North towing target.

3.15pm: Close Indefatigable.

5.0pm: Exercise changing over steering gear and telegraph to Lower Conning tower.

5.15pm: Stopped 3 NE St. Paul’s Bay. Hands to bathe.

8.10pm: Course as requisite for towing target for Indefatigable.

9.25pm: Stopped. Turned over target to Indefatigable.

10.22pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 19 fathoms in No 6 billet Mellieha Bay.


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14 April 1914

At Malta and at sea

Lat 36.1, Long 14.6

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.0am: Course and speed as requisite for firing torpedoes, two at long range, two at short. Hands employed as requisite cleaning ship. Guns’ crews at loader.

11.0am: Finished firing. Stopped. Hoisted in torpedoes.

2.30pm: Secured to No 11 buoy Grand harbour. Special leave to watch.


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15 April 1914

At Malta and at sea

Lat 36.1, Long 14.5

7.10am: Slipped and proceeded.

7.30am: Took battle practice target in tow.

9.40am: Proceeded with battle practice target in tow. Seamanship class at instruction. Hands painting.

3.0pm: Came to with port anchor in 15 fathoms. Hands employed hauling in target.

4.0pm: Turned over target to Indefatigable.

5.30pm: Weighed for shifting billet.

5.50pm: Came to with port anchor in 17 fathoms in No 2 billet Mellieha Bay.


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16 April 1914

At Malta and at sea

Lat 35.9, Long 14.2

7.30am: Indefatigable left harbour.

8.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.15am: Course as requisite for firing area. Carried out OOQ’s firing.

11.40am: Completed practice.

1.40pm: Came to with port anchor in 22 fathoms off Ghain Tuffieha. Received target from Indefatigable.

5.0pm: "Grasshopper" anchored.

6.0pm: "Gloucester" anchored.


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17 April 1914

At Malta and at sea

Lat 36.0, Long 14.3

7.40am: Weighed and proceeded. Veered target. [Various courses towing target.]

4.20pm: Secured to No 13 buoy stern to Bighi in Grand Harbour.

6.30pm: Leave.


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18 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: "Cornwall" arrived. Hands cleaning ship.

11.0am: Gloucester arrived.

pm: Leave. Make and mend clothes.


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19 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.30am: Divisions. Landed church parties.

10.0am: Divine service. Read Articles of War.

pm: Leave.


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20 April 1914

At Malta and at Sea

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands cleaning ship. Boys to seamanship and torpedo training class.

1.40pm: Slipped and proceeded.

1.50pm: Took station astern of Dublin. [various courses]

5.04pm: Firing completed.

6.45pm: Secured to No 13 buoy stern to Bighi. Leave.


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21 April 1914

At Malta and at sea

Lat 36.3, Long 14.6

6.20am: Slipped and proceeded.

7.0am: Course and speed as requisite during battle practice runs.

am: Torpedo training class at instruction.

12.30pm: Finished firing.

1.15pm: Communicated with Indomitable.

3.35pm: Secured to No 14 and 14a buoys Grand Harbour.

4.0pm: Leave.


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22 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am and pm: Hands provisioning ship, cleaning down aloft, scraping ship’s side and as requisite.

4.0pm: Usual leave.


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23 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.0am: Landed rifle meeting party. Hands painting down aloft, scraping funnels and ship’s side and as requisite.

pm: Leave. Hands make and mend clothes. Hands to bathe.


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24 April 1914

[25t April in log]

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.0am: Landed rifle meeting party. Hands scraping and red leading ship's side, painting funnels, embarking ammunition, and drawing stores and as requisite.

4.0pm: Usual leave. Hands to bathe.


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25 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

5.0am: Doris arrived.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Landed shooting party. Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.0pm: Usual leave. Hands to bathe.


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26 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.30am: Divine service. Landed church parties.

pm: Leave.

4.15pm: Hands to bathe.


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27 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

5.0am: Duke of Edinburgh left.

7.10am: Slipped and proceeded.

7.50am: Make fast to 5 and 5A buoys.

am: Landed marine maxims guns crews. Dockyard party drawing stores. Remainder of hands as requisite.

pm: Hands employed drawing stores, scrubbing canvas gear and as requisite.

4.0pm: Usual leave. Sent bathing party to Bighi Bay. Landed patrols.


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28 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands cleaning ship. Landed dockyard parties.

am: Landed Marine detachment and Portable wireless gear.

9.10am: Doris left. Hands drawing and returning stores, holystoning decks and as requisite.

pm: Hands rigging stages and preparing for coaling.

4.0pm: Secured coal lighters alongside. Usual leave.

5.45pm: Bathing party at Bighi Bay.


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29 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

4.45am: Commenced coaling.

am: Quarterly examination of 6” guns.

10.28am: Finished coaling with [missing] tons. Cleaning ship.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm Leave.

5.30pm: Landed main patrol and bathing party.


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30 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am and pm: Hands cleaning and painting ship’s side and as requisite.

3.0pm: Mr Hatcher Signal Bos'n rejoined ship from Black Prince.

4.0pm: Usual leave.



LOGS FOR MAY 1914


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1 May 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands painting ship. Bores of 6” guns lapped and milled.

4.0pm: Leave.

7.0pm: Secured boats and prepared for sea.


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2 May 1914

From Malta to Venice

Lat 36.9, Long 15.5

6.15am: Slipped and proceeded.

10.0am: As requisite for OOW tactics.

11.45am: Finished tactics.

2.0pm: As requisite for target ship for torpedo control.

3.10pm: Finished exercise. Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.0pm: Astern of Dublin.


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3 May 1914

From Malta to Venice

Lat 41.1, Long 17.4 [estimated from log entries]

3.42am: Santa Maria di Leuca Light abeam 5 miles.

9.0am: Cape Gallo S66E.

6.20pm: Pelegosa Lighthouse abeam 8 miles.

10.15pm: "Warrior" formed up with Flag.


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4 May 1914

From Malta to Malamocco and at Malamocco

Lat 45.4, Long 12.3

9.10am: Divisions and prayers. Exercised fire control parties. Torpedo training class at instruction.

10.0am: Po light house N83W 12½ miles.

21.46am: Came to with starboard anchor in 7 fathoms.

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded for entering Malamocco.

2.0pm: Secured to Nos 1 and 5 buoys. Leave granted.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read warrants no 15 and 16.


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5 May 1914

At Malamocco

Lat 45.4, Long 12.3

9.10am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Torpedo training class and seamanship class at instruction. Marines at infantry drill.

1.30pm: Leave to watch. Hands employed refitting whaler’s falls. Divers carried out monthly practice.


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6 May 1914

At Malamocco

Lat 45.4, Long 12.3

8.0am: Dressed ship overall in honour of Accession Day. Hands cleaning ship. Training classes at instruction. Diving party cleaning propellers.

12.0pm: Fired a salute of 21 guns.

1.0pm: Special leave to watch.

2.0pm: Rove new falls to 1st cutter. Divers cleaning propellers.

7.25pm: Undressed ship.

8.30pm: Finished diving.


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7 May 1914

At Malamocco

Lat 45.4, Long 12.3

7.0am: Hands cleaning ship. Divers working about propellers. Aired bedding.

9.10am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Leave to boys. Hands employed refitting boats’ falls and as requisite.
Torpedo training classes at instruction.

pm: Leave to non-leave-breakers. Hands make and mend clothes.


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8 May 1914

At Malamocco

Lat 45.4, Long 12.3

9.10am: Divisions, prayers. Inspected bedding. Hands cleaning boats, refitting gig’s falls and ridge ropes. Torpedo class at instruction. Marines at pulling exercise.

pm: Leave. Divers clearing main inlet, boats crew’s refitting gear and remainder as requisite. Prepared for sea.


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9 May 1914

From Malamocco to and at Trieste

Lat 45.7, Long 13.8

4.15am: Slipped and proceeded.

5.10am: Astern of Indomitable.

10.05am: Let go starboard anchor. Moored ship in 12 fathoms, 6 shackles on each anchor.

pm: Leave. Make and mend clothes.


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10 May 1914

At Trieste

Lat 45.7, Long 13.8

am: Hands cleaning ship. Prayers. Divisions.

pm: Leave to watch and boys.


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11 May 1914

At Trieste

Lat 45.7, Long 13.8

7.45am: Landed funeral party.

am: Hands employed about barge and as requisite. Torpedo training class at instruction.

2.45pm: Leave to non-leave breakers of the watch.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 17.


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12 May 1914

At Trieste

Lat 45.7, Long 13.8

9.15am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Hands fitting side screens and as requisite. Torpedo training class at instruction.

4.0pm: Leave to watch. Prepared for sea.


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13 May 1914

From Trieste to and at Fiume

Lat 44.9, Long 13.7

5.0am: HMS Hussar arrived.

8.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.15pm: Saluted country with 21 guns.

4.30pm: Let go starboard anchor. Secured stern to mole. [at Fiume (now Rejika, Croatia)]

6.30pm: Secured coal lighters alongside leave to watch.


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14 May 1914

At Fiume

Lat 45.3, Long 14.4

9.30am: Prepared for coaling. Lighters came alongside.

1.40pm: Commenced coaling.

10.0pm: Finished coaling. Leave to port watch.


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15 May 1914

At Fiume

Lat 45.3, Long 14.4

am: Hands cleaning ship, operating awnings and as required.

pm: Hands cleaning ship.

2.30pm: Leave to starboard watch.


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16 May 1914

At Fiume

Lat 45.3, Long 14.4

8.0am: Landed party for military review. Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Leave to watch.


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17 May 1914

From Fiume to Malta

Lat 45.3, Long 14.4

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics.

11.20am: Secured for sea.

5.30pm: Slipped and weighed.

6.0pm: Proceeded as requisite.

10.0pm: Took station astern of Chatham.


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18 May 1914

From Fiume to Malta

Lat 41.3, Long 17.5

4.15am: Took station on beam of Chatham.

4.50am: Commenced working up for full power trial.

5.40am: Commenced full power trial.

7.30am: Pelagosa Light S43E.

8.0am: Ship’s company in War Routine.

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.15am: Secured.

1.33pm: Cape Gallo S53W 9 miles.

1.40pm: Finished full power trial. Commenced 3/5 trial.

4.42pm: Cape Santa Maria di Leuca abeam 4 miles.

8.30pm: Night defence stations.


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19 May 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

12.02am: Cape Spartivento abeam.

3.10am: Cape Murro di Porco abeam 7 miles.

4.30am: Secured night defence stations.

5.15am: Completed 3/5 power trial.

7.20am: Secured to No 14 and 14a buoys. [Malta]

8.55am: Coal lighters came alongside.

9.55am: Commenced coaling.

4.20pm: Finished coaling with 530 tons. Hands cleaning ship.

6.30pm: Leave to watch.


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20 May 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed cleaning and scraping down aloft and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

5.30pm: Hands to bathe.


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21 May 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed funnels and cleaning and painting ship’s side.

pm: Hands employed painting funnels and steam cutter and cleaning paintwork.

4.0pm: Granted usual leave.


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22 May 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed painting ship, drawing stores and as requisite.

9.40am: SMS Tegetthoff, Viribus Unitis, and Trinyi arrived.

11.0am: "Dublin" left.

1.30pm: Pipe down.

4.0pm: Usual leave.


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23 May 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Aired night clothing. Hands employed cleaning ship. Lifebuoys tested – correct.

pm: Landed range party. Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

4.15pm: Quarters. Hands to bathe.


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24 May 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.0am: Landed church parties.

10.30am: Divine service.

6.30 and 7.30pm: Landed patrols.

7.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.


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25 May 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.10am: Divisions and prayers. Physical drill. Gunlayers at deflection teacher. Torpedo training class at instruction. Gunners and carpenters parties drawing stores. Remainder of hands refitting ridge ropes and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters. Hands to bathe. Landed main patrol.


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26 May 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.0am: Dressed ship overall in honour of Her Majesty the Queen's birthday.

9.45am: "Vindictive" arrived. Torpedo training and seamanship classes at instruction. Gunlayers and trainers at deflection teacher. Remainder of hands refitting berthing wires.

12.0pm: Fired Royal Salute 21 guns.

4.0pm: Usual leave to watch.

4.14pm: Quarters. Hands to bathe. Non-swimmers at instruction.


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27 May 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.10am: Divisions and prayers. Physical drill. Torpedo and seamanship classes at instruction. Hands refitting 1st cutter and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon and refitting berthing wires.

4.14pm: Quarters. Hands to bathe. Non-swimmers at instruction.


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28 May 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Seamanship and torpedo training classes at instruction.

4.0pm: Hands manned and cheered ship. Austrian Fleet left harbour. Granted usual leave. Hands to bathe. Non-swimmers at instruction.


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29 May 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.10am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Exercised General Quarters. Exercised stoker’s fire brigade.

10.30am: Training classes at instruction. Hands exercised manning ship.

4.0pm: Granted usual leave. Hands to bathe. Non-swimmers at instruction.


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30 May 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.40am: Divisions. Aired night clothing. Hands cleaning ship. Lifebuoys tested – correct.

pm: Leave to watch. Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Hands to bathe. Non-swimmers at instruction.


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31 May 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: Divine service.

10.0am: Landed church parties.

pm: Leave to watch and boys.

4.0pm: Quarters. Landed non-swimmers.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1914


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1 June 1914

At Malta, No 5 dock

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands turning in boats and preparing for docking.

8.50am: Tugs came alongside.

8.55am: Slipped and proceeded to No 5 dock.

9.25am: Entered dock.

pm: Hands staging down, scrubbing ship’s bottom and as requisite.

4.0pm: Granted usual leave.


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2 June 1914

At Malta, No 5 dock

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am and pm: Hands rigging stages, scraping and painting ship’s bottom.

4.0pm: Granted usual leave. Landed patrol. Non swimmers at instruction.


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3 June 1914

At Malta, No 5 dock

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.0am: Dressed ship with masthead flags in honour of HM the King's birthday.

am: Hands painting ship’s bottom, cleaning ship. Boys at instruction.

pm: Make and mend clothes.


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4 June 1914

At Malta, No 5 dock

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands cleaning ship. Boys and Ordinary seamen at signal instruction. Landed signalmen for heliograph exercise.

pm: Hands employed unstaging ship.

4.0pm: Non swimmers at instruction. Granted usual leave.


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5 June 1914

At Malta, No 5 dock

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

10.0am: Commenced flooding dock.

3.30pm: Proceeded out of dock and to No 5 and 5a buoys under steam and with tugs.

4.35pm: Secured to No 5 and 5aq buoys. Granted usual leave. Watch disembarking ammunition. Landed patrols.


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6 June 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

1.0am: Turkish gunboat entered harbour.

am: Provision lighters came alongside. Hands employed embarking ammunition, provisioning ship and as requisite.

12.0pm: Landed Range working party.

pm: Hands cleaning ship.

4.0pm: Quarters. Non swimmers at instruction. Granted usual leave.


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7 June 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.30am: Commander in Chief came on board to present George Cross medal.

am: Landed church parties.

pm: Leave.


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8 June 1914

At Malta and at sea

Lat 35.8, Long 14.6

am: Hands cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

7.40am: Slipped and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for taking station astern of Chatham. [Various exercises.]

12.30pm: Practice completed. Stopped.

1.0pm: Came to with port anchor in 23 fathoms. Hands employed hoisted in and striking down torpedoes. Hands cleaning ship and refitting berthing wires.

5.35pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for swinging ship.

7.10pm: Completed adjustment of compasses.

8.30pm: Dropped two targets and proceeded as requisite for night practice with 1” aiming rifle.

10.0pm: Finished. Secured. Picked up both targets.

11.10pm: Came to with port anchor in 20 fathoms.


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9 June 1914

At Malta and at sea

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.25am: Stopped dropped target. As requisite for exercising primary control with 1” aiming rifle.

10.15am: Picked up target.

10.40am: Proceeded as requisite for Grand Harbour.

11.30am: Secured to No 13 buoy stern to Bighi.

pm: Hands employed reeling up wires and as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Non swimmers at instruction. Granted usual leave.


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10 June 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.10am: Provision lighters alongside.

9.0am: Hands employed provisioning ship, drawing stores, and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed rigging coaling stages and as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 19. Hands to bathe. Non swimmers at instruction. Granted usual leave.


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11 June 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands prepared for coaling.

7.45am: Lighters came alongside.

8.30am: Commenced coaling.

11.37am: Finished coaling. 360 tons.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.0pm: Hands to bathe. Leave to watch. Received 56 tons of oil fuel.


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12 June 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship’s side and ship and as requisite. Lifebuoys tested and found correct.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and painting ship’s side. Returned 1 shackle of cable to dockyard and drew 1 shackle in lieu. Drew 1 30’ gig from dockyard and returned 1 30’ gig to dockyard. Prepared for sea.


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13 June 1914

From Malta to Corfu

Lat 35.8, Long 14.7

8.20am: Slipped and proceeded.

10.0am: Fired 4 rounds lyddite at Tilfola Island.

[pm: Firing exercises.]

4.10pm: Stopped. Hands to bathe.

5.13pm: Proceeded 10 knots.

9.0pm: Exercised searchlight control with destroyers.


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14 June 1914

From Malta to Corfu

Lat 37.4, Long 17.6

am: Hands cleaning ship. Divisions. Prayers.

4.10pm: Stopped. Hands to bathe.

5.18pm: Proceeded.

10.0pm: Inflexible and Warrior proceeded on ahead.


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15 June 1914

From Malta to Corfu

Lat 36.8, Long 20.1

7.17am: Stopped sent boat to destroyer with mails.

7.50am: Proceeded as requisite for following firing line. Connected up lower conning tower steering gear.

11.0am: Proceeded as requisite for taking up station for long range torpedo firing competition.

11.50am: Commenced firing.

12.20pm: Fired 4 torpedoes.

12.30pm: Stopped. Sent recording parties to Chatham.

2.15pm: Proceeded as requisite to close Indomitable.

2.30pm: Stopped. Recovered 4 torpedoes from destroyers.

4.45pm: Formed fleet.

5.10pm: Plakka Rocks abeam.

7.24pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 22 fathoms.

8.45pm: Darkened ship.

9.0pm: Night defence stations. Burnt searchlights. Attacked by picket boats with torpedoes. [Exercise?]

10.15pm: Secured.


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16 June 1914

From Defkino Bay to and at Corfu

Lat 39.7, Long 19.8

8.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.42am: Divisions and prayers. Physical drill.

10.25am: Let go starboard anchor.

10.29am: Let go port anchor. Moored 6 shackles on each in 17 fathoms.

pm: Ordinary seamen at instruction. Remainder of hands cleaning ship.

4.0pm: Quarters. Watch out kedge anchor. Replaced gear. Special leave to watch. Hands to bathe.


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17 June 1914

At Corfu

Lat 39.7, Long 19.8

6.0am: Exercised out sheet anchor. Out collision mat. Away all boats, pull round the fleet.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Hands employed scraping cutter and as requisite. Weekly sailing race (4 boats).

7.30pm: Blenheim arrived.


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18 June 1914

At Corfu

Lat 39.7, Long 19.8

am: Divisions prayers physical drill. Exercised small arm companies.

pm: Leave to watch. Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters. Secured boats for sea. Hussar left harbour.

10.0pm: Blenheim and Flotilla sailed.


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19 June 1914

At Corfu

Lat 38.6, Long 20.7

5.0am: Weighed and proceeded. [Various exercises with target.]

12.30pm: Commenced war routine.

1.0pm: 20 knots. Course as requisite for searching East Coast of Cephalonia.

6.40pm: Sighted three destroyers.

8.15pm: Darkened ship. Night defence stations.

12.0pm: Secured night defence stations.


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20 June 1914

From Corfu to and at Phalerum Bay

Lat 37.7, Long 23.6

1.30am: Rejoined flag.

2.04am: Cape Matapan abeam.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

11.29am: Cape Sowa abeam.

1.39pm: Came to with port anchor in 11 fathoms. Hands cleaning ship.

4.0pm: Leave to starboard watch.


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21 June 1914

At Phalerum Bay

Lat 37.9, Long 23.7

9.20am: Divine services.

pm: Leave to watch. Hands to bathe.


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22 June 1914

At Phalerum Bay

Lat 37.9, Long 23.7

8.0am: Dressed ship overall in honour of Coronation Day. Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Marines exercised boat pulling. Hands preparing for sailing race and as requisite.

1.0pm: 5 boats away sailing.

7.25pm: Undressed ship.


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23 June 1914

At Phalerum Bay

Lat 37.9, Long 23.7

am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill.

pm: Hands refitting steam cutters falls and as requisite.

4.0pm: Leave to watch. Quarters. Watch [got] out fire engine. Hands to bathe.


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24 June 1914

At Phalerum Bay

Lat 37.9, Long 23.7

6.0am: Exercised let go starboard anchor. Weighed by hand.

6.45am: Exercised collision stations.

6.55am: Physical drill. Hands to bathe.

am: Hands cleaned ship. Rigged illuminating circuits and as requisite. 11 ratings joined ship from Indefatigable.

pm: Hands cleaning ship. Illuminating party rigging circuits. Destroyer Flotilla sailed. 2 ratings joined ship from Indomitable.

8.30pm: Illuminated ship.

11.15pm: Inflexible sailed.


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25 June 1914

From Phalerum Bay to Volo and at Phalerum Bay

Lat 37.9, Long 23.7

8.0am: “Black Prince” and “Warrior” sailed.

9.30am: Hands employed surveying cable and securing boats for sea. Marines at 6” loader.

11.20am: Weighed.

1.50pm: Gardara Light abeam. Hands make and mend clothes.

4.50pm: Parted from Indomitable.

7.50pm: Took station astern of Indomitable.


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26 June 1914

From Phalerum Bay to Volo and at Volo [probably Volos]

Lat 39.4, Long 22.9

2.25am: Pondiki Light N63W.

6.42am: Came to with starboard anchor in 11 fathoms.

8.0am: Exercised landing one searchlight. Exercised marines at landing in heavy marching order. Marines inspected by Marines officer of Indomitable. Exercised portable Wireless Telegraph and burning searchlight in launch.

pm: Surveyed cable. Hands employed cleaning ship. RGA’s and boys at seamanship instruction. Lifebuoys tested correct.

4.0pm: Leave to watch. Quarters. Hands to bathe.


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27 June 1914

At Volo

Lat 39.4, Long 22.9

am and pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.0pm: Prepared for night defence. Landed non swimmers for instruction. Hands to bathe.

9.0pm: Got down starboard cable. Darken ship. Hands to night defence. Burnt search lights.


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28 June 1914

At Volo

Lat 39.4, Long 22.9

am: Hands cleaning ship. Hands to bathe.

8.0am: Landed Roman Catholic church party (6).

9.30am: Divine service.

10.20am: Divisions.

pm: Leave to watch and boys.


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29 June 1914

At Volo

Lat 39.4, Long 22.9

6.0am: Exercised clear ship for action. Out stream anchor. Replaced gear. Inspected and aired bedding. Hands to bathe.

9.15am: Lit fires in steam cutter. Hands prepared for sailing race, rigged diving boat, cleaned ship, and as requisite. Ordinary seamen and boys at sailing instruction.

pm: Hands employed. Ordinary seamen and boys at sailing instruction. Refitting 3rd whaler and as requisite.

4.0pm: Leave to watch. Hands to bathe.


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30 June 1914

At Volo

Lat 39.4, Long 22.9

9.0am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercise General Quarters, ammunition supply parties, and fire stations.

10.30am: Secured. Divers employed. Remainder of hands as requisite.

pm: Divers and diving party away. Remainder of hands refitting 3rd whaler and as requisite. RGA’s and boys at sailing instruction.

4.0pm: Quarters. Hands to bathe. Racing boats crews away.



LOGS FOR JULY 1914


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1 July 1914

At Volo

Lat 39.4, Long 22.9

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

2.30pm: “Misquito” arrived.

7.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.

11.04pm: Pandiko Nisi Light abeam 2 miles.


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2 July 1914

From Volo to Marmarice

Lat 39.0, Long 25.1

2.31am: Prassudo Light abeam.

2.45am: Spread on line of bearing N58E from Indomitable.

10.35am: Joined up with Inflexible.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

7.15pm: Cape Papas Light abeam 3½ miles.


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3 July 1914

At Marmarice

Lat 36.9, Long 28.3

1.45am: Kandeluria Light abeam.

7.40am: Course as requisite for Marmarice Harbour.

8.40am: Let go port anchor.

8.43am: Let go starboard anchor. Moored 6 shackles on each in 14 fathoms. Exercised away all boats, crews pull round the fleet. Prepared for coaling.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

11.30pm: Collier Refugio came alongside.


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4 July 1914

At Marmarice

Lat 36.9, Long 28.3

12.20am: Commenced coaling.

1.15pm: Dublin arrived.

2.05pm: Finished coaling with 690 tons.

4.05pm: Cast off collier.


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5 July 1914

At Marmarice

Lat 36.9, Long 28.3

am: Spread awnings and side screens. Hands cleaning ship. Sent Roman Catholic church party (12) to Warrior.

pm: Leave to watch and boys.

4.0pm: Hands to bathe.


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6 July 1914

At Marmarice

Lat 36.9, Long 28.3

am: Aired bedding. Hands to bathe. Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Ordinary seamen at sailing instruction. Remainder of hands cleaning ship.


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7 July 1914

At Marmarice

Lat 36.9, Long 28.3

am: Divisions. Prayers. Commander in Chief came on board and presented George Cross medal. Pulling Regatta.

pm: Hands to bathe.


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8 July 1914

At Marmarice

Lat 36.9, Long 28.3

am: "Misquito" arrived with mails. Pulling regatta.

pm: Hands to bathe.


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9 July 1914

From Mamarice to Limassol

Lat 36.1, Long 29.2

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.05am: Dropped target. Carried out 1” aiming rifle practice.

11.30am: Picked up target.

2.15pm: Course and speed as requisite for Officer of the Watch’s exercises.

4.25pm: Stopped. Quarters. Collision stations. Out mat. Exercise physical drill. Hands to bathe.

5.52pm: Proceeded.

9.12pm: Exercised torpedo control with destroyers

10.35pm: Finished torpedo control.


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10 July 1914

From Mamarice to Limassol and at Limassol

Lat 34.7, Long 33.0

6.55am: Came to with port anchor in 10½ fathoms.

am: Boys at instruction. Unfused lyddite shell. Remainder of hands cleaning ship.

pm: Leave to watch.


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11 July 1914

At Limassol

Lat 34.7, Long 33.0

am: Hands cleaning ship. Aired night clothing. Lifebuoys tested correct.

pm: Landed cricket parties.

4.0pm: Leave to watch.


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12 July 1914

At Limassol

Lat 34.7, Long 33.0

9.30am: Divine service. Sent 16 Roman Catholics to Black Prince.

pm: Leave to watch. Drew two Patt 3 targets from Black Prince.


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13 July 1914

At Limassol and sea

Lat 34.6, Long 33.2

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.25am: Towing targets for Black Prince.

am: Hands painting boats and scrubbing woodwork.

1.25pm: Came to with port anchor in 13 fathoms.

4.0pm: Leave to watch. Exercise land fire engine. Hands to bathe.


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14 July 1914

At Limassol

Lat 34.7, Long 33.0

am: Warrior and Black Prince sailed. Hands painting and refitting galley. Gunner’s party unfusing 506 Lyddite shells.

pm: Leave to watch.

4.15pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 21. Hands to bathe.

8.0pm: Black Prince and Warrior returned.


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15 July 1914

From Limassol to Haifa and at Limassol

Lat 34.7, Long 33.0

4.15am: Chatham sailed.

5.40am: Landed small arms company, portable wireless gear, and boys. Landed Marines. Hands to bathe. Renard arrived.

8.30am: Small arms companies returned. Hands cleaning ship, securing boats for sea and as requisite.

pm: Furled awnings and side screens and prepared for sea.

4.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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16 July 1914

From Limassol to Haifa and at Haifa

Lat 32.8, Long 35.0

5.0pm: Sighted Mt. Carmel.

7.18am: Came to with starboard anchor in 6½ fathoms.

9.55am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical drill. Boys at seamanship instruction. Marines at infantry drill and Maris tube firing. Remainder of hands blacking down and as requisite.

pm: Leave to watch.


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17 July 1914

From Haifa to Jaffa and at Haifa

Lat 32.8, Long 35.0

9.15am: Divisions, prayers. Kaimakam and Vice Consul came on board.

10.15am: Kaimakam and Vice Consul left. Fired 7 gun salute. Ordinary seamen at instruction. Hands employed blacking down aloft and as requisite.

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.09pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 13 fathoms.

7.40pm: Foxhound arrived with mails.


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18 July 1914

At Jaffa [now Tel Aviv]

Lat 32.1, Long 34.8

8.15am: Divisions. Aired night clothing. "Chatham" arrived. Hand cleaning ship. Lifebuoys tested correct.

pm: Leave to watch from 1:30 to 9pm and to men going to Jerusalem to noon Monday.



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19 July 1914

At Jaffa

Lat 32.1, Long 34.8

9.30am: Divisions. Sent Roman Catholics to Black Prince (13).

10.0am: Divine services.

11.45am: Leave to watch.


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20 July 1914

From Jaffa to Beirut and at Jaffa

Lat 32.1, Long 34.8

am: Hands painting mast and yards and funnels and as requisite. Marines at Maxim gun drill.

6.05pm: Weighed.

9.27pm: Mt. Carmel Light N56E.


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21 July 1914

From Jaffa to Beirut to Alexandria and at Beirut

Lat 33.5, Long 34.4

1.31am: Sighted Saida Light N75E.

3.50am: Ras Beirut Light abeam N35E.

4.54am: Came to with starboard anchor in 16 fathoms.

6.06am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for taking up position for and acting as torpedo target line.

8.0am: Proceeded to take stations ahead of Inflexible 15 knots. [Various manoeuvres for the rest of the day.]


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22 July 1914

From Beirut to Alexandria and at Alexandria

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

am: Warrior and Black Prince joined fleet.

9.55am: Let go port anchor. Moored 6 shackles on each anchor in 8 fathoms.

pm: Leave to watch.

6.15pm: Landed main Picket.


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23 July 1914

At Alexandria

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

am: Hands cleaning ship and refitting coaling gear. Hands employed holystoning upper deck and preparing for coaling.

pm: Special leave to watch.


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24 July 1914

At Alexandria

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

12.45pm: Collier 'Hellhouse' secured alongside.

1.45pm: Commenced coaling.

4.25pm: Blenheim sailed.

8.55pm: Finished coaling. 470 tons.

9.15pm: Collier slipped.


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25 July 1914

At Alexandria

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

am: Hands cleaning ship. Lifebuoys tested correct. Leave to port watch.

pm: Spread all awnings. Hands to bathe.


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26 July 1914

At Alexandria

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

9.40am: Divine service. Sent Wesleyans (5) Presbyterians (10) to Indefatigable. RCs (15) to Black Prince.

10.20am: Divisions.

pm: Leave to watch. Hands to bathe.


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27 July 1914

At Alexandria

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and spreading side screens. Hands to bathe.

8.0am: Hussar sailed. Boys at boat sailing instructions. Hands refitting coaling gear. Marines at boat pulling instructions.

4.0pm: Leave to watch. Hands to bathe. Furled awnings and prepared for sea.


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28 July 1914

From Alexandria to Malta

Lat 31.6, Long 28.5

7.22am: Weighed and proceeded. Hands employed refitting boats falls and as requisite. Ordinary seamen at instruction.

pm: War Routine.

4.15pm: Quarters. Physical drill. Cleared away guns.

7.17pm: Night defence stations.


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29 July 1914

From Alexandria to Malta

Lat 33.7, Long 21.8

am: War Routine.

5.0am: Secured Night Defence Stations.

am: Hands cleaning ship. Boys and ordinary seamen to instruction.

9.0pm: Night defence stations.


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30 July 1914

From Alexandria to Malta and At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.20am: Sighted Malta.

10.0am: Course and speed as requisite for taking station astern of Dublin.

10.50am: Stopped. Secured to No 1 and 1A buoys.

12.20pm: Lighters came alongside.

1.0pm: Commenced coaling. Discharged RGA’s to barracks.

6.20pm: Finished coaling with 460 tons.

8.0pm: Leave to watch.


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31 July 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

1.30am: Defence arrived.

am: Hands cleaning ship. Read warrant No 22. Hands drawing stores. Hussar arrived.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon and preparing for war.

4.0pm: Leave to watch. Spread awnings. Landed Senglea and canteen patrol.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1914


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1 August 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

7.0am: "Black Prince" sailed.

am: Hands provisioning ship, drawing stores, and preparing for battle.

pm: Hands returning furniture and boats, stowing provisions and preparing for battle.

4.0pm: Completed with oil. 26 tons.


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2 August 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.0am: Landed Wesleyans (6) Presbyterians (8) Roman Catholics (11).

am: Hands preparing for battle and fusing shell.

pm: Leave to watch and boys.

4.0pm: Chatham sailed.


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3 August 1914

At sea

Lat 36.5, Long 15.0

6.37am: Slipped and proceeded.

9.35am: Stopped in position S45W 7 miles from Corenti Light. Preparing for battle.

pm: Stopped and as requisite for keeping in position and closing steamers.

6.50pm: Night defence stations.

7.43pm: Proceeded West 10 knots.

9.0pm: Stopped in position 10 miles NExE from Flagship.


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4 August 1914

At sea

Lat 36.6, Long 15.0

am: Stopped and as requisite for keeping position S38W 6 miles from Corenti Light.

pm: Boarded collier 'Trewelland'.

2.40pm: Received mail from 'Pincher'.

9.36pm: Sealambri Light NE.


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5 August 1914

At sea

Lat 37.1, Long 11.3

[am and pm: Various manoeuvres on station and examining steamers.]

4.10pm: Boarded SS Ganges (Collier).


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6 August 1914

At sea

Lat 38.7, Long 11.2

[am and pm: Various manoeuvres on station.]

am: Hands employed trimming coal and fusing lyddite.


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7 August 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

11.55am: Stopped. Secured to No 1 and 1A buoys.

1.45pm: Started coaling with native labour.

pm: 6 RNA Seamen and 6 RNA Stokers joined ship

pm: Lieutenant R Catcler RNR joined ship.

9.45pm: Completed coaling with 584.3 tons.

Thrown overboard defective Cartridge BL 6" 1 in No.


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8 August 1914

At sea

Lat 36.3, Long 18.0

12.40am: Slipped and proceeded.

11.0am: Stopped. Communicated with SS Clintonia.

2.12pm: Boarded SS Phrygia.


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9 August 1914

At Port Vathi

Lat 37.8, Long 27.0

4.15am: Secured Night defence.

10.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Hands employed trimming coal and as requisite.

11.0am: Course as requisite searching for collier.

11.29am: Came to with starboard anchor in 19 fathoms in Port Vathi.

pm: Found collier Vesuvio at Vathi.

3.30pm: Beagle and Bulldog entered harbour.

3.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.46pm: Shaped course South 14 knots.

7.30pm: Zanti Light abeam.


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10 August 1914

At sea

Lat 36.8, Long 24.3 Cape Vani S87E 3.5 miles.

2.37am: Cape Matapan abeam 9 miles.

7.53pm: San Gengio Lighthouse abeam 4 miles.


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11 August 1914

At sea

Lat 38.6, Long 26.1

12.0am: Course and speed as requisite for examining Syrie harbour.

2.0am: Stopped and as requisite for keeping position in Mykonos Channel.

am: Hands trimming coal and as requisite.

11.30am: Course as requisite to close a steamer in Marmara Harbour.

11.55am: Proceeded.

4.38pm: Turkish Torpedo boat fired blank. Stopped off Seddul Bahr Fort. Refused admission to Dardanelles. Blank shot fired by forts. Stopped and as requisite for keeping position 3 miles from Dardanelles.

8.0pm: Night defence stations.


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12 August 1914

At sea off Dardanelles

Lat 40.0, Long 26.1 Cape Helles N11E 4.5 miles.

8.50am: Turkish Officer came on board and informed Captain of sale of Goeben and Breslau. Hands trimming coal and as requisite.

7.0pm: Night defence stations. Closed steamers and as requisite.


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13 August 1914

At sea

Lat 37.5, Long 24.2 Cape Malea S34W 88 miles.

2.30am: Set course S45W 15 knots.

3.45am: Course and speed as requisite for joining fleet.

10.50am: Mandili Light abeam 3 miles.

6.47pm: Cape Matapan Light abeam 2 miles.


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14 August 1914

At sea and at Malta

Lat 36.0, Long 16.0 Valetta S85W 70 miles.

9.35am: Course as requisite to take station 1 mile on starboard bow of Flagship.

am: Hands rigging splinter nets and as requisite for entering harbour.

3.0pm: Closed steamer Javary.

4.30pm: Stopped. Secured to No 1 and 1A buoys.

5.55pm: Coal lighters came alongside.

6.55pm: Started coaling.


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15 August 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

3.30am: Completed coaling with 108 tons.

6.25am: Slipped and proceeded with tugs alongside Hamilton Wharf. Lifted davits out of ship.

8.15am: Ship slipped and was turned around by tugs. Removed starboard davits.

10.15am: Slipped and proceeded with tugs to No 1 and 1A buoys.

2.20pm: Two French minelayers entered harbour.

pm: Special leave to watch. Hands employed as requisite.


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16 August 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Landed Roman Catholics (22).

5.30pm: 5 RNR joined ship.

9.0pm: 20 RNR joined ship.


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17 August 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.0pm: Leave to starboard watch.


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18 August 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

11.30am: Commander in Chief sailed for England in HMS Inflexible. Cheered ship.

pm: Landed patrol for absentee.


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19 August 1914

At Malta

Lat 36.0, Long 14.8

5.30am: Slipped and proceeded. Dublin in company.

7.0am: Fired 10 round of lyddite to clear guns.

8.0am: Course and speed as requisite for sub calibre firing at towed target.

10.45am: Course and speed as requisite for firing practice ammunition at towed target.

1.0pm: Course and speed as requisite for firing and marking for Dublin.

2.10pm: Fired one run of service ammunition.

3.49pm: Breakwater abeam.

3.55pm: Stopped. Secured to No 1 and 1A buoys.

4.30pm: Coal lighters came alongside.

5.0pm: Commenced coaling. Leave to watch.

pm: Ammunitioned ship.

7.50pm: Finished coaling with 60 tons.

9.30pm: Finished ammunitioning ship.

pm: Steamboat patrolled harbour.


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20 August 1914

At [blank, but certainly Malta.]

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: "Justice" arrived. Hand cleaning ship stowing ammunition and as requisite.

12.0pm: French Squadron entered harbour.

4.0pm: Special leave to watch. Bathing party to Bighi Bay.


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21 August 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

2.0pm: Landed cricket party to 5pm.

6.0pm: Read warrant No 24.


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22 August 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands cleaning ship.

12.0pm: "Indomitable" arrived.


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23 August 1914

From Malta to Syracuse, At Malta and at Sea

Lat 36.1, Long 14.7

10.40am: Slipped and proceeded.

3.26pm: Cape Passaro Light abeam 2¼ miles.

5.16pm: Maniaci Castle abeam.

5.22pm: Came to with starboard anchor.

9.27pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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24 August 1914

From Syracuse to Malta and to Port Said

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

1.0am: Cape Passaro abeam 6 miles.

7.34am: Stopped. Secured to P and O buoys in Sliema Harbour [Malta].

8.30am: Coal lighters came alongside.

9.10am: Commenced coaling.

12.15pm: Finished coaling with 120 tons.

2.16pm: Slipped and proceeded.

6.20pm: Close steamer "Juno" of Amsterdam.


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25 August 1914

From Malta to Port Said

Lat 35.2, Long 20.4

am: Hands scraping paintwork and cleaning out boats.

11.0pm: Sighted Gardo Light S82E.


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26 August 1914

From Malta to Port Said

Lat 34.2, Long 26.0

4.05am: Close Dutch steamer Jutlandia.

am: Hands exercising control parties, scraping and cleaning paintwork.


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27 August 1914

From Malta to Port Said and at Port Said

Lat 31.8, Long 31.9

10.0am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Hands exercised control parties, cleaning ship, and as requisite.

11.34am: Made Damietta Light S8E

2.30pm: Saluted Egyptian flag 21 guns.

2.40pm: Pilot came on board.

4.0pm: Let go starboard anchor. Secured stern to Navy house.

4.30pm: Commenced coaling with native labour.

pm: “Warrior,” “Racoon,” “Basilisk” in harbour.

9.30pm: Finished coaling with 350 tons. Cleaned ship.


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28 August 1914

At Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

am: Hands cleaning ship and ship’s side

4.15pm: Quarters. Hands to bathe.


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29 August 1914

At Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

8.0am: Hands to bathe.

9.15am: Dublin arrived.


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30 August 1914

At Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

am: Hands employed cleaning ship. "Dublin" sailed.

am: Sent Church of England party to Warrior (50).

12.0am: Prepared for sea.


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31 August 1914

From Port Said to El Arish

Lat 31.1, Long 33.8

4.05am: Slipped and proceeded. “Racoon” in company.

10.49am: Came to with starboard anchor. Communicated with Fort.

pm: Captain Barlow (Egyptian Army) came on board.

pm: Captain Barlow left ship. Landed Lieutenant G. H. Lang and 2 signalmen for duty at fort.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1914


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1 September 1914

At El Arish

Lat 31.1, Long 33.8

am: hands cleaning ship, refitting main rigging, cleaning out boats and as requisite. Marines at infantry drill.

pm: Spread awnings.


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2 September 1914

At El Arish

Lat 31.1, Long 33.8

am: Hands scraping and [red] leading [painting] and as requisite.


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3 September 1914

At El Arish

Lat 31.1, Long 33.8

am: Hands cleaning down aloft, cutters’ crews at rifle drill. Remainder as requisite.


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4 September 1914

At El Arish

Lat 31.1, Long 33.8

am: Exercised Fire stations. General Quarters, Emergency landing party. Supplied to fort gun cotton, 50 lbs. rice, 36 lbs. milk.

pm: Exercised Emergency landing party


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5 September 1914

From El Arish to Port Said and At El Arish

Lat 31.1, Long 33.8

am: Hands painting and cleaning ship.

9.30am: Life buoys tested correct. Gunlayers and control parties exercised at 1” aiming rifle at towed target.

pm: 2 Lady Missionaries came on board for passage to Port Said.

7.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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6 September 1914

From El Arish to Port Said and At Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

12.03am: Sighted Port Said Light S64W

6.0am: Let go port anchor. Secured stern to Navy House. Prepared for coaling.

8.10am: Commenced coaling.

2.05pm: Finished coaling. Hands employed washing down after coaling. Hands to bathe.


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7 September 1914

At Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and scraping ship’s side.

pm: Leave to watch. Watch scraping and red leading ship’s side. Hands to bathe.


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8 September 1914

At Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

am: Hands cleaning ship, red leading ships side. Hands to bathe.

am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Hands scraping and red leading ships’ side, stripping and cleaning Maxims, scraping gun muzzles, and as requisite.

4.0pm: Leave to starboard watch. Hands provisioning ship. Hands to bathe.

pm: Finished provisioning.


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9 September 1914

At Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

am: Hands stowing provisions. Scraping ships side and as requisite.

am: Hands scraping and red leading ships side and as requisite.

pm: Hands to bathe.


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10 September 1914

At Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

am: Aired bedding. Hands to bathe.

am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Inspected bedding. Hands scraping and painting guns and ships side as requisite.

pm: Transport N. 13 arrived.

4.0pm: Special leave to watch to 6.30 PM.


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11 September 1914

From Port Said to Alexandria

Lat 31.6, Long 32.0

3.0am: Weighed and proceeded with transport “Assaye.”

4.35am: Stopped. Boarded British steamer "Foyle."

11.15am: Damietta Light abeam 7½ miles.

1.45pm: 4 transports in company.

pm: Darkened ship. Watch at night defence stations.

9.30pm: Brules Light abeam 8 miles.


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12 September 1914

From Port Said to Alexandria and At Alexandria

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

2.09am: Rosetta Light abeam.

6.32am: Stopped. Secured to No 3 and 4 buoys [Alexandria]. 3 French cruisers in harbour.

8.0am: Saluted Egyptian Flag 21 guns. Saluted French Admiral 13 guns.

am: Hands cleaning ship and as requisite. Discharged 3 men to hospital.

3.40pm: No. 18 Transport arrived.

7.30pm: Coal lighters came alongside.

7.45pm: Commenced coaling.


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13 September 1914

From Alexandria

Lat 31.4, Long 29.3

12.30am: Finished coaling 150 tons.

9.0am: Slipped and proceeded. Transports Assaye and Asmanuh in company.


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14 September 1914

From Alexandria

Lat 33.1, Long 23.7

am: Hands painting guns, cleaning ship and as requisite.

1.45pm: Cheered transports.


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15 September 1914

From Alexandria to sea and Port Said

Lat 33.4, Long 23.6

1.30am: Left Transports.

10.0am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill.

10.30am: Exercised control parties. Hands scraping paintwork and cleaning ship.


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16 September 1914

To Port Said

Lat 32.1, Long 30.4

am: Hands employed cleaning ship red leading, refitting aloft and as requisite. Marine at rifle drill.

5.22pm: Damietta Light abeam 9½ miles.

6.30pm: Passed two gunboats flying Turkish flag.

8.25pm: Came to with port anchor. Secured stern to Navy House.

11.0pm: Collier came alongside.

11.35pm: Commenced coaling.


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17 September 1914

From Port Said to Alexandria and At Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

8.45am: Finished coaling with 49 tons. Hands cleaning and provisioning ship and drawing stores.

pm: Hands provisioning ship and drawing stores.

4.0pm: Leave. Hands to bathe.

9.07pm: Weighed and proceeded.

11.55pm: Damietta Light abeam 7¾ miles.


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18 September 1914

From Port Said to Alexandria and At Alexandria

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

5.50am: Rosetta Light abeam 10 miles.

8.50am: Stopped. Secured to No 3 and 4 buoys.

1.05pm: Commenced coaling.

2.50pm: Finished coaling with 85 tons. Hands employed cleaning ship.

6.0pm: Hands to bathe.


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19 September 1914

From Alexandria to Marseilles and At Alexandria

Lat 31.2, Long 29.9

am: Hands cleaning ship. Lifebuoys tested – correct.

12.43pm: Slipped and proceeded with 16 transports.

7.0pm: Joined with Indomitable and 7 transports.

7.50pm: Slowed and turned round to close up stragglers.


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20 September 1914

From Alexandria to Marseilles

Lat 32.5, Long 28.4

10.12am: Communicated with Castalia.

4.55pm: Communicated with Tanjabi and Elysice. Sent boat to Indomitable.


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21 September 1914

From Alexandria to Marseilles

Lat 33.7, Long 22.1

4.30am: Communicated with Indomitable. Indomitable parted company.

am: Hands refitting and as requisite. Boys at instruction.


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22 September 1914

From Alexandria to sea and to Alexandria

Lat 34.6, Long 18.1

am: hands refitting lower boom gear and main derrick.

3.05pm: Sighted "Minerva" and convoy on starboard bow.

4.0pm: Communicated with Minerva. Sent Sub Lieutenant Phayre to Minerva for passage to Marseilles. Turned over convoy and took over new convoy of 14 ships.

5.0pm: Proceeded. Course S68E. [Back to Alexandria.]


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23 September 1914

From sea to Alexandria

Lat 33.4, Long 21.2

10.45am: Divisions and prayers. Hands scrubbing hammocks and cleaning ship. Boys at instruction.

2.0pm: Made land on starboard bow.


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24 September 1914

From sea to Alexandria

Lat 32.2, Long 26.1

9.50am: Eased to slow during burial of Private Bridges on board SS Aragon.

am: Hands as requisite. Marines at bayonet drill.


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25 September 1914

At Port Said

Lat 31.7, Long 31.1

4.30am: Alexandria Light S81E.

6.05am: Stopped. Transports proceeded into harbour.

8.45am: Passed U.S. Man of War steering SW.

9.05am: Rosetta Light abeam 7 miles.

am: Hands refitting awning jackstays. Boys at physical drill.

2.59pm: Damietta Lighthouse abeam 8½ miles.

3.45pm: Sighted Port Said Lighthouse.

5.28pm: Let go starboard anchor, secured stern to Navy House.

6.10pm: Commenced coaling.


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26 September 1914

From Port Said to Suez in the Canal

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

1.30am: Finished coaling with 485 tons.

5.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

12.0pm: Weighed and proceeded through canal.

3.0pm: Passed Gare du Cap.

3.35pm: Passed SS Ternate on East Bank.

7.20pm: Changed pilots at Ismailia.

9.10pm: 12 knots through Great Bitter Lake.


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27 September 1914

From Port Said to Suez and Aden

Lat 29.2, Long 32.7

12.50am: Outer buoy Port Thewfik abeam. Stopped.

12.55am: Came to with starboard anchor.

8.10am: Weighed.

8.47am: Passed New Port Rock. Hands employed cleaning ship.

12.20pm: Zarafano Lighthouse abeam 5 miles.

9.20pm: Shadwan Light abeam 5 miles.


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28 September 1914

From Suez to Aden

Lat 24.6, Long 36.1

1.45am: Passed SS Metlah.

3.17am: Brothers Light abeam.

9.30am: Passed SS Nile steering North. Hands cleaning out fresh water tanks, overhauling rigging and as requisite.

10.16am: Daedalus Light abeam 3 miles.

2.0pm: Passed SS Bencloran.

3.42pm: St. John’s Island abeam 15½ miles.

5.15pm: Passed SS Bronwen.

7.30pm: Passed SS Idomenius.


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29 September 1914

From Suez to Aden

Lat 19.6, Long 39.1

4.45am: Passed SS Hydra.

7.40am: Passed SS Kentuck.

9.30am: Passed SS Billitore.

am: Hands cleaning out fresh water tanks, overhauling rigging and as requisite.

3.0pm: Passed Dutch steamer bound North.

3.30pm: Passed SS Triena Aden to Suez.

4.45pm: Passed SS Penhalloro and SS Kilnsea bound South.

6.0pm: Passed 2 transports bound North.

6.45pm: Passed HMS Black Prince and fleet of transports bound North.

10.15pm: Passed SS Massilia and SS Lineira.


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30 September 1914

From Suez to Aden

Lat 14.9, Long 42.1

1.0am: Passed transport Brunfels bound North.

1.30am: Passed Dutch Mail Insulinde.

3.45am: Passed SS Chumleigh bound North.

8.42am: Jebel Tier Lighthouse abeam 2 miles.

11.33am: Centre Peak Lighthouse abeam 3 miles.

8.42pm: Mokha Light abeam 8 miles.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1914


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1 October 1914

From Suez to Aden and at Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

7.50am: Stopped to close examination steamer.

7.54am: Proceeded into harbour.

8.10am: Came to with starboard anchor. Secured stern to No 5 buoy. Discharged 1 rating to [illegible].

10.45am: Commenced coaling.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 26. Discharged 1 rating to detention barracks. 26 Seedy boys [native labour] joined ship.


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[Two halves of one page, both damaged]

2 October 1914

From Aden to Mombassa and at Aden

Lat 12.6, Long 45.6

9.08am: Slipped and proceeded.

pm: Passed SS Valnsea bound East.


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[LHS of front cover of logbook]

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[RHS of front cover of logbook]

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[directions for completing log]

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[ship’s complement and equipment]


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3 October 1914

From Aden to Mombassa

Lat 11.1, Long 51.4

am: Hands cleaning mess deck. Striking down coal.

2.25pm: Ras Hafun abeam.


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4 October 1914

From Aden to Mombassa

Lat 6.5, Long 50.3

am: Hands cleaning mess deck. Striking down coal.

5.0pm: Land visible on starboard bow.


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5 October 1914

From Aden to Mombassa

Lat 1.1, Long 45.6

am: Port watch employed trimming coal on deck. Starboard watch securing for bad weather.


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6 October 1914

From Aden to Mombassa and at Mombasa

Lat -3.4, Long 40.5

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.25pm: Sighted land on starboard bow.

3.30pm: Stopped and as requisite for waiting off harbour.

4.07pm: Pilot came on board. Waited for weather to clear.

5,25pm: Proceeded as requisite for entering harbour and Kilindini Channel.

6.08pm: Came to with starboard anchor veered to 4 shackles in 11 fathoms.

7.0pm: Weighed to shift billet.

7.20pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 4 shackles.


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7 October 1914

At Mombassa

Lat -4.2, Long 39.2

5.45am: Collier SS Banffshire came alongside.

9.35am: Commenced coaling ship with native labour.

pm: Hands coaling ship. 375.0 tons.

pm: Discharged 1 Yeoman signals to Hospital.


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8 October 1914

At Mombassa

Lat -4.2, Long 39.7

12.30am: Finished coaling.

7.40am: Collier slipped.

10.08am: Weighed.

10.30am: Proceeded as requisite.

2.58pm: Sighted Pemba Light House S24E

8.40pm: Murana Light abeam.

10.45pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 10 fathoms. [At Zanzibar]

11.40pm: Commenced coaling from lighter.


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9 October 1914

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

am: Hands coaling ship.

11.0pm: Sent away search party to Changal.


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10 October 1914

At Zanzibar and At Sea

Lat -6.5, Long 39.3

1.0am: Search party returned.

7.30am: Starboard watch coaling ship.

9.0am: Finished coaling ship with 650 tons.

9.25am Weighed and proceeded.

5.50pm: Ras Mkumbe Light House S17E.


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11 October 1914

At sea

Lat -10.1, Long 40.1

7.30am: alter course S40W to close Lindi River.

12.41pm: Searching Mikindani Bay.

pm: Searching coast.

4.47pm: Made Cape Delgado Light House South 12 miles.


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12 October 1914

At sea

Lat -11.7, Long 43.3

4.30am: Comoro Island Peak S60E.

10.55am: Course as requisite for approaching Moroni. [Comoros]

11.15am: Stopped. Communicated with shore.

1.0pm: Proceeded.

3.20pm: Made Mohilla Island ahead.


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13 October 1914

At sea

Lat -13.5, Long 43.3

3.0am: Johanna Island visible on starboard beam.

10.0am: Divisions and prayers. Hands turning in boats, scraping and ganging projectiles and cleaning ship.


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14 October 1914

At sea

Lat -16.9, Long 39.6

7.05am: Proceeded to Hurd Island.

8.22am: Course as requisite for searching Hurd Island.

8.50am: Caldena Island abeam 4 miles. Divisions and prayers. Scrubbed and washed upper deck.

1 33pm: Searched Hurd Island.

4.0pm: Course and speed as requisite for searching Mafamede Island.

6.0pm: Mafamede Island abeam.


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Operations against the Konigsberg and on the East Coast of Africa, October 1st 1914: Arrived at Mombasa from Aden and joined Dartmouth and Chatham on search for Konigsberg, whose whereabouts were quite unknown. She had last been seen on [date missing?] when she had sunk the Pegasus in Zanzibar Harbour. We now immediately started a systematic search of the coast from Tanga and Beria using Mayotta as base and coaling there roughly every ten days. This search was cheerfully carried out by Weymouth and Dartmouth as Chatham had unfortunately damaged her bottom by going on a reef outside Mombasa, and so confined her attentions to lying in Mombasa and searching the coast down as far as the South of Mafia Island.

Oct 13: Early this morning, we received information that Konigsberg had been seen lying behind Hurd Island (about 120 miles south of Mozambique). This information was detailed from the Portuguese government and so we dashed off full of hope and arrived off the island at daybreak on the 14th with colours flying and everything on a split yarn, but alas, there was nothing there and a thorough search of the other islands still revealed nothing



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15 October 1914

At sea and Mozambique

Lat -15.1, Long 40.8

6.15am: Made land on port bow.

12.22pm: Stopped off Mozambique.

1.05pm: Proceeded into harbour.

2.15pm: Stopped. Anchored in 7 fathoms. Portuguese Governor and British Consul came on board.

6.10pm: Weighed and proceeded for leaving harbour.


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16 October 1914

At sea

Lat -12.9, Long 40.8

am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.50am: Stopped and communicated with Dartmouth.

10.0pam: Divisions, prayers and physical drill. Hands scraping and painting wire pipes.

3.0pm: Stopped. Boarded Portuguese steamer Luabo.

5.54pm: Makata Island abeam 10 miles.


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17 October 1914

At sea

Lat -10.2, Long 40.3 Ras Matunda S38E 14 miles

9.0am: Sent steamboat to search into Mtwara.

10.35am: Steamboat returned. Proceeded.

pm: Searching coast.

4.07pm: Cape Delgado abeam 4 miles.

9.50pm: Cape Delgado abeam 3 miles.


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18 October 1914

At Sea

[Lat -10.7, Long 40.7]

5.40am: Sighted [HMS] Chatham.

6.0am: As requisite for entering Tunghi Bay.

7.15am: Came to with port anchor in 9 fathoms. Communicated with Chatham. Hands washed down upper deck. Divisions, prayers, physical drill.

10.50am: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving Tunghi Bay.

11.10am: Cape Delgado abeam 3 miles.

12.0pm: Alter course S75W to search for dhow.

12.15pm: Search abandoned.


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19 October 1914

At Sea and at Mayotta

Lat -12.8, Long 45.2

1.12am: Karywo Island abeam 6' [probably Comoros Island]

8.40am: Stopped off Bandelli Pass. Boats away scraping ship’s bottom.

11.55am: Pilot boarded. Proceeded as requisite to pass through Bandeli Pass.

12.0pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor veered to 6 shackles in 14 fathoms.

1.0pm: Collier Bronwen came alongside.

3.0pm: Commenced coaling ship.


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20 October 1914

At Mayotta

Lat -12.8, Long 45.2

am and pm: Hands coaling ship.

8.30pm: Finished coaling ship with 960 tons.

9.30pm: Cast off collier.


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21 October 1914

At Mayotta and at Sea

Lat -12.9, Long 44.6

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

5.15pm: [left tangent bearing] Mohilla N32E [right tangent bearing] Mohilla N74E, alter course N45W.


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22 October 1914

At sea

Lat -11.0, Long 40.8

8.0am: Course as requisite for Tunghi Bay.

10.37am: Turned in Maiyapa Bay.

am: Hands striking down coal from upper deck and cleaning ship.

1.45pm: Passed through Mjuni Pass and searched Kifuki Pass.


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23 October 1914

At sea

Lat -11.4, Long 40.6

6.45am: Delgado S70W 4.5 miles.

10.18am: Alter course N71W through Tambuyi Pass.

12.18pm: Entered Majimbra Bay.

10.0pm: Ibo Light abeam.


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24 October 1914

At sea

Lat -12.6, Long 40.8

5.05am: Position by Stars { 11 51S 40 53E

12.0pm: Lifebuoys tested correct. Hands cleaning ship.

8.44pm: Mozambique Light abeam 9 miles


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25 October 1914

At sea

Lat -16.6, Long 39.8

8.30am: Mafamede Island abeam 1½ miles.

10.0am: Close steamer Chinle.

10.23am: Stopped and communicated with steamer.

12.25pm: Caldera island abeam 3 miles.

4.55pm: Fogo Island abeam 9'


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26 October 1914

At sea

Lat -20.0, Long 35.0

8.0am: Divisions, prayers, hands cleaning ship. Exercised control parties.

12.30pm: Stopped picked up pilot.

12.33pm: Proceeded as requisite to Beira.

1.59pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 6.5 fathoms veered to 3 shackles.


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27 October 1914

At Beira and At Sea

Lat -20.0, Long 35.0

10.14am: Weighed and proceeded 10 knots. Course as requisite for leaving harbour.


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28 October 1914

At sea

Lat -17.5, Long 38.1

4.11am: Kileman Light N60W 18 miles.

5.50am: Sighted Dartmouth.

7.10am: Stopped and communicated [with Dartmouth] as requisite for swinging ship.

am: Exercised control parties. Hands cleaning ship.

12.0pm: Cape Fitzwilliam Lighthouse N41E.

4.10pm: Fogo Island abeam 4 miles.


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29 October 1914

At sea

Lat -15.5, Long 42.0

am: Hands preparing for coaling, chipping paintwork, scraping funnels and as requisite.


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30 October 1914

At Mayotta

Lat -12.8, Long 45.2

4.35am: Sighted Mayotta.

8.0am: As requisite for passing [through] Bandili Pass.

8.42am: Came to with starboard anchor in 12 fathoms.

10.0am: Collier 'Bronwen' came alongside.

10.30am: Commenced coaling.


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31 October 1914

At Mayotta

Lat -12.8, Long 45.2

10.50am: Completed coaling with 975 tons.

11.55am: Collier slipped. Hands cleaning ship.

11.28pm: Weighed and turned ship. Proceeded.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1914


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1 November 1914

At sea

Lat -11.9, Long 42.9

12.20am: Passed through Bandili Pass, worked searchlights.

6.30am: Sighted Mohilla Island.

8.0am: Sighted Comoro Islands on starboard bow.


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2 November 1914

At Sea

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

6.20am: Sighted land on port bow.

7.55am: Sighted Dartmouth.

9.50am: Ras Kisimani abeam 6 ¾ cables.

11.12am: Course and speed as requisite for anchoring close to Chatham.

12.0pm: Came to with port anchor in 4.5 fathoms veered to 3 shackles.

2.30pm: Opened fire on banks of Simba Uranga Mouth of River Rufiji.

4.0pm: Ceased firing.

4.25pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite.

4.45pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor and hoisted steamboat.

5.20pm: Weighed and proceeded N14E 12 knots

5.50pm: Came to with port anchor in 9¾ fathoms veered to 5 shackles.


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3 November 1914

At Sea and At Anchor off Rufiji River

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for approaching Simba Uranga Mouth.

6.20am: Came to with port anchor veered to 3 shackles.

6.45am: Opened fire on banks of river.

7.05am: Ceased fire.

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded clear of mouth of river.

7.47am: Stopped and came to with port anchor in 6 fathoms veered to 5 shackles. Hands cleaning ship and as requisite.

2.40pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite to close Rufiji River.

3.15pm: Came to in 5.5 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.

3.30pm: Opened fire on banks of river on "Somali."

4.32pm: Ceased fire.

4.45pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite.

5.17pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 6 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.

6.30pm: Darkened ship. Hands to night defence.


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4 November 1914

Off Rufiji River and at sea

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

5.30am: Chatham weighed and proceeded.

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for closing river mouth.

6.50am: Came to with starboard anchor in 5 fathoms veered to 4 shackles. Opened fire on banks of River Rufiji.

8.0am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

8.30am: Came to with port anchor in 6 fathoms veered to 4 shackles. Hands refitting cutters’ falls and as requisite.

4.25pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

4.59pm: Came to with port anchor in 6.5 fathoms veered to 4 shackles.


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5 November 1914

Off Rufiji River

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

am: Exercised control parties. Hands cleaning ship and refitting whalers falls.

3.40pm: Sighted Chatham off Koma Island.

10.20pm: Sighted two white lights S42W.

10.30pm: Fired one shell at lights.


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6 November 1914

Off Rufiji River

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

6.15am: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor veered to 2.5 shackles. Opened fire on Somali and banks of Rufuji River.

8.02am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

8 25am: Stopped and came to with port anchor veered to 3 shackles in 6.5 fathoms. Chatham, SS Duplex with Goliath's picket boat at anchor.

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite for closing Refugi River.

3.55pm: Came to with port anchor veered to 3 shackles in 5 fathoms. Shelled banks of river. Sent in steam boat to destroy dhow.

7.20pm: Steam boat returned with dhow in tow.

7.40pm: Weighed and proceeded. Dhow parted towing hawser and was lost.

8.35pm: Stopped and came to with port anchor in 6 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.


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7 November 1914

Off Rufiji River

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

4.40am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for closing river.

5.25am: Came to with port anchor in 5.5 fathoms veered to 3 shackles. Opened fire on banks of river while picket boat attempted attack with torpedoes which failed.

7.50am: Weighed and proceeded to Outer Anchorage.

7.50am: Came to with starboard anchor veered to 2.5 shackles in 7 fathoms. Chatham sailed for Zanzibar.

6.03pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.30pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 4 shackles.


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8 November 1914

Off Rufiji River

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

5.50am: Weighed and proceeded to inner anchorage.

6.30am: Opened fire on River banks.

7.20am: Proceeded as requisite to Outer Anchorage.

7.50am: Came to in 8 fathoms with port anchor veered to 3 shackles.

12.0pm: Picket boat went in to survey channel.

3.0pm: Picket boat returned.

6.30pm: Hoisted steam cutter.


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9 November 1914

Off Rufiji River

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded S55E 9.5 knots.

10.08am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 12 fathoms veered to 3 shackles. Chatham, Dartmouth and SS Duplex in company. Hands cleaning ship and preparing field guns.

1.0pm: SS Newbridge arrived.

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.46pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 8 fathoms veered to 4 shackles.


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10 November 1914

Off Rufiji River and At Sea

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

4.0am: Steamboat manned and armed left ship.

5.0am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite.

5.35am: Came to with port anchor in 4 fathoms veered to 3 shackles Opened fire on left bank. SS Newbridge sunk in Komboni River. Received by heavy fire. Returned by Duplex and steam boats.

8.10am: Departed this life Walter George Fitzjohn Leading Seaman CS 228785 from wounds received.

9.05am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite 9.5 knots.

9.40am: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 4 shackles.

11.0am: Fox arrived.

1.40pm: Dartmouth weighed and proceeded.

3.0pm: Received body of Timothy McCarthy Leading Seaman D/220247 of HMS Goliath from Chatham

4.45pm: Weighed and proceeded S69E 13 knots.

5.51pm: Niororo Island abeam 3 miles.

6.30pm: Stopped. Committed to the deep the bodies of Timothy McCarthy LS (Goliath) and Walter George Fitzjohn LS.

6.52pm: Proceeded N5E 7 knots.

10.25pm: Stopped and came to with Port anchor in 28 fathoms veered to 7 fathoms. [probably 7 shackles.]


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11 November 1914

In Mafia Channel to Zanzibar and At sea

Lat -7.3, Long 39.7

5.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.40am: Stopped off Diro Shoal. SS Duplex ashore on shoal communicated with Chatham.

7.40am: Anchored close to shoal and passed wires to Duplex.

8.30am: Duplex floated.

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite 6.5 knots Goliath's picket boat in tow.

9.49am: Niorora Island abeam 4 miles. Hands cleaning ship and rattling down fore shrouds.

12.0pm: Ras Kansi Lighthouse N20W.

1.10pm: Stopped and relieved picket boat crew.

6.21pm: Makatumbe Light House abeam 7 miles.

8.40pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 11 fathoms veered to four shackles off Zanzibar.


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12 November 1914

From Zanzibar to Mombasa and at Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

2.0am: Staff Surgeon returned from Duplex.

am: Hands employed rattling down fore rigging, cleaning out boats and as requisite.

6.25pm: Weighed. Shaped Course N44E 11 knots

7.45pm: Mungopani Light abeam 2 miles.

9.0pm: Mwana Mwana Light abeam.


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13 November 1914

From Zanzibar to Mombasa

Lat -4.1, Long 39.7

1.56am: Ras Kegamachu Light abeam 8 miles.

6.50am: Came to with port anchor veered to 3 shackles in 11 fathoms in Kilindini harbour. Goliath and Chatham at anchor.

9.15am: Collier "Penmonah" came alongside.

10.0am: Commenced coaling.

6.0pm: 70 Coolies assisted coaling. 1 Yeoman of Signals returned from Hospital.


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14 November 1914

From Mombasa to Simon’s Bay, at Sea and at Mombasa

Lat -4.5, Long 39.9

2.20am: Finished coaling with 792 tons.

7.0am: Slipped collier.

9.0am: Discharged 1 interpreter to Goliath.

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded.


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15 November 1914

From Mombasa to Simon’s Bay, at sea

Lat -9.7, Long 40.7

am: Scrubbed and washed upper deck.

4.07pm: Delgado Point abeam 9 miles.


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16 November 1914

From Mombasa to Simon's Town, at sea

Lat -15.7, Long 40.8

9.13am: St. George’s Island Lighthouse abeam 10 miles. Hands rattling down fore and main rigging.


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17 November 1914

From Mombasa to Simon's Town, at sea

Lat -20.6, Long 38.0

am: Hands cleaning ship, rattling down main rigging. Boys and Ordinary seamen at instruction. Exercised control parties.


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18 November 1914

From Mombasa to Durban, at sea

Lat -25.9, Long 34.7

6.40am: Made Zarorah Lighthouse N35W 18 miles.

7.30am: Wind shifted WSW.

am: Hands rattling down rigging.

12.0pm: Secured for bad weather.


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19 November 1914

From Mombasa to Durban to Simon's Town, at Durban and at Sea

Lat -29.4, Long 31.7

7.20am: Cape St Lucia (650) abeam 16 miles.

3.0pm: Proceeded as requisite for entering port Natal.

3.35pm: Secured alongside Wharf at Shed C. Discharged 1 rating to Hospital.

5.03pm: Proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

9.04pm: Port Shepstone Light abeam 8.75 miles.


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20 November 1914

From Durban to Simon's Town

Lat -33.6, Long 27.4

1.18am: St Johns Light abeam 13.4 miles.

8.43am: Buffalo Rock abeam 10½ miles.

9.0am: Read warrant N0 28. Hands employed as requisite.

12.40pm: Great Fish Point abeam.

9.34pm: Cape St Francis Light abeam 9 miles.


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21 November 1914

From Durban to Simon's Town and at Simon's Town

Lat -35.0, Long 20.0

10.46am: Cape Agulhas N37W

12.08pm: Cape Agulhas abeam 8 miles.

4.34pm: Cape of Good Hope abeam 5 miles.

5.20pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor veered to 6 shackles in 11 fathoms.


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22 November 1914

At Simon's Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

am: Hands cleaning ship.

9:30am: Divisions and prayers. Hands mustered by ledger.


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23 November 1914

At Simon's Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

9.30am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Hands scraping and red leading on upper deck, refitting boats’ gear and as requisite.

pm: Read warrant No 29. Watch getting up coaling stay.


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24 November 1914

At Simon's Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

am: Hands refitting coaling gear, dismantling 3 pdr., and chipping funnels.

pm: Leave to watch. Landed small patrol.


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25 November 1914

At Simon's Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

8.45am: Collier "Ellalini" came alongside

9.55am: Commenced coaling.

11.0pm: Stopped coaling.


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26 November 1914

At Simon's Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

4.45am: Carried on coaling.

12.15pm: Completed coaling with 1100 ton. Collier slipped and proceeded. Hands employed drawing stores and cleaning ship.

6.0pm: HMS Armadale Castle anchored.


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27 November 1914

At Simon's Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

5.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.29am: Came to in 10 fathoms in No 9 billet.

8.50am: HMS Minotaur arrived. Hands provisioning ship and drawing stores and scraping funnels.

pm: Hands provisioning ship and drawing stores.


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28 November 1914

At Simon's Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

am: Dockyard caulking upper deck. Hands scraping funnels and drawing stores.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 30 and 31.


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29 November 1914

At Simon's Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

am: Ammunitioning ship from SS Empire. Hands cleaning ship. Held divine service. Landed church parties. Hands drawing ammunition and stores from SS Empire.

pm: Leave to watch.


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30 November 1914

At Simon's Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

3.00am: Dartmouth sailed.

6.0am: Coal lighter came alongside.

7.0am: Commenced coaling.

am: Gunner’s party fuzing shell. Discharged 1 Petty Officer and 2 private Marines to hospital.

12.0pm: Finished coaling with 70 tons. Hands cleaning ship.

4.0pm: 1 private RMLI and 2 RN Ratings joined ship from Armadale Castle.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1914


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1 December 1914

[1st November in log]

At Simon's Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

am: Hands cleaning ship, scraping ship’s side, scraping decks, and as requisite.


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2 December 1914

At Simon's Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

am: hands scraping funnels and cleaning ship’s side.

pm: Leave to watch.


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3 December 1914

At Simon's Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

am: Hands painting ship’s side, scraping funnels and as requisite. Exercised control parties.

1.0pm: Minotaur left harbour. Hands employed as in forenoon. Leave to watch.


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4 December 1914

In False Bay

Lat -34.2, Long 18.6

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for watching Minotaur’s firing.

10.0am: Exercised action.

11.0am: Course and speed as requisite for sub-calibre firing.

1.15pm: Proceeded as requisite for one run of sub calibre firing and 2 runs of service ammunition ¾ charges.

3.40pm: Finished practice.

5.40pm: Stopped. Secured to N4 Moorings.


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5 December 1914

At Simon's Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Leave to watch. Read warrant No 32.


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6 December 1914

At Simon's Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

am: Divine service. Landed church parties. Leave to part of watch.

pm: Landed patrol. Hands prepared for coaling.


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7 December 1914

From Simon's Town to Capetown and at Simon's Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.5

6.05am: Commenced coaling.

am: Hands coaling, drawing ammunition, and preparing for sea.

10.45am: Finished coaling with [amount missing].

11.08 Slipped and proceeded.

5.42pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.


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8 December 1914

From Capetown to Luderitz Bay

Lat -33.5, Long 18.0

12.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.18am: Minotaur and Astraea parted company.

1.0pm: Squadron in single line ahead with three transports on starboard beam.

pm: Defence joined up.


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9 December 1914

From Capetown to Luderitz Bay

Lat -30.2, Long 16.3

9.30am: Course as requisite for P.Z. and rangefinding exercise.

10.42am: Completed exercise, proceeded. Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.25pm: As requisite for torpedo control practice.

2.10pm: Finished exercise.

4.40pm: As requisite for taking station on starboard beam of Flagship.


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10 December 1914

From Capetown to Luderitz Bay

Lat -27.0, Long 15.2

4.0am: Left squadron in company with Hyacinth.

4.35pm: Course as requisite for searching vicinity of Panther Huk.

6.48am: Cape Dernberg abeam.

10.51am: Stopped. Spoke Transport Z (SS Rufidji).

10.58am: Course as requisite for searching Possession Road. Hands rattling down, scraping, and red leading.

12.23pm: Elizabeth Point abeam 4½ miles.

1.10pm: Formed astern of Albion.

2.55pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor veered to 5 shackles in 9 fathoms.

6.0pm: SS Corfu arrived.


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11 December 1914

Luderitz Bay

Lat -26.6, Long 16.2

9.21am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for anchoring in inner harbour.

9.59am: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 5 fathoms veered to 4 shackles.

3.0pm: Commander in Chief transferred Flag to Hyacinth.

6.0pm: Minotaur and Defence weighed and proceeded.


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12 December 1914

From Luderitz Bay to Simon's Town and at Sea and at Luderitz Bay

Lat -27.3, Long 15.2

am: Lost Overboard by accident, 12½ power gun sighting telescope complete in box.

5.55am: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite for turning ship.

9.40am: Course as requisite for searching Elizabeth Bay.

10.0am: Course as requisite for rejoining flag.


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13 December 1914

From Luderitz Bay to Simon's Town

Lat -30.5, Long 16.2

9.50am: Divisions and prayers.


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14 December 1914

From Luderitz Bay to Table Bay and at Sea and at Table Bay

Lat -33.1, Long 17.6

am: Hands cleaning upper deck.

7.30am: Exercise General Quarters. As requisite for rangefinder exercises.

2.47pm: Dassen Lighthouse abeam 6 miles.

5.54pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 7 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.

6.50pm: Commander in Chief and Flag transferred to Astrea.

8.10pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

8.42pm: Green Point Light abeam.


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15 December 1914

From Table Bay to Simon's Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

2.20am: Cape Light abeam 9.5 miles.

6.40am: Came to with port anchor 4 shackles.

7.45am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for entering dry dock.

9.0am: Caisson in place. Commenced pumping out dock and scraping ship’s bottom.

11.0am: Hyacinth and Astraea arrived.

pm: Hands employed scrubbing ship’s bottom. Leave to watch. Landed patrols.


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16 December 1914

At Simon's Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

am: Hands scraping ships bottom. Commander in Chief came on board.

pm: hands scraping ship’s bottom and dismounting Piii gun and pedestal.

3.30pm: Leave to watch.

pm: Landed main patrol. Hands employed painting ship’s bottom.


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17 December 1914

At Simon's Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

am: Hands cleaning ship, scraping and painting ship’s bottom and Piii gun and mounting.

1.30pm: Leave to watch. Hands employed as in forenoon.


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18 December 1914

At Simon's Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

am: Hand painting ship’s bottom, remounting Piii gun and scraping decks. Carried out test of diving pump.

pm: Hands painting ship’s bottom.

3.30pm: Leave to watch. Landed patrol.


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19 December 1914

At Simon's Town

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

7.55am: Left dry dock and proceeded as requisite.

8.31am: Secured to No 4 Mooring.

9.10am: Collier "Benclew" came alongside.

10.30am: Commenced coaling.

11.58pm: Finished coaling with 670 tons.


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20 December 1914

From Simon's Town to Port Natal

Lat -34.2, Long 18.4

12.20am: Collier slipped.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Received 63 cases 3 pounder ammunition from HMS Goliath and 36 boxes of 2F Cartridges (3 pounder).

5.31pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite.

9.20pm: Point Danger Light abeam 5 miles

11.05pm: Made Cape Agulhas Light S77E.


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21 December 1914

From Simon's Town to Port Natal

Lat -34.5, Long 23.4

9.30am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Hands employed as requisite scraping and refitting. Boys to instruction.

4.58pm: Cape St Frances Light House abeam 4 miles.

5.45pm: Passed collier Ellaline.

7.59pm: Cape Recife abeam 5.25 miles.


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22 December 1914

From Simon's Town to Port Natal

Lat -32.5, Long 28.9

1.31am: Fish Point Light abeam 9 miles.

10.30am: Passed SS Bulowayo.

11.55am: Passed SS Port Curtis. Hands scraping pitch off decks.

5.15pm: Cape Hermes Light abeam 7 miles.

8.0pm: Read warrant No 33.

11.0pm: Shepstone Light abeam.


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23 December 1914

From Simon's Town to Port Natal and at Port Natal

Lat -29.9, Long 31.1

2.11am: Aleiwal Light abeam 9.5 miles.

5.42am: Stopped. Pilot came on board.

5.55am: Proceeded as requisite in Port Natal.

6.15am: Secured to Buoy.

7.30am: Coal lighters came alongside.

8.0am: Commenced coaling (native labour)

3.10pm: Finished coaling with 403.85 tons.

4.23pm: Lighters left ship.

5.58pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite.


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24 December 1914

From Port Natal to Zanzibar

[Lat -27.1, Long 34.3]

2.10am: St Lucia Light abeam.

am: Hands scraping pitch off deck and cleaning ship.


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25 December 1914

From Port Natal to Zanzibar

Lat -22.9, Long 37.2

10.15am: Divine service. Inspection of mess decks.


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26 December 1914

From Port Natal to Zanzibar

Lat -18.3, Long 40.6

am: Hands cleaning ship. Boatswain party working all bottle screws [turnbuckles] of rigging.


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27 December 1914

From Port Natal to Zanzibar

Lat -13.0, Long 41.9

am: Washed decks. Divisions. Prayers.


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28 December 1914

From Port Natal to Zanzibar and at Zanzibar

Lat -7.2, Long 39.8

10.18am: Ras Mkumbi Lighthouse abeam 5 miles.

12.15pm: Passed "Kinfauns Castle."

5.16pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 12 fathoms veered to 4 shackles.

6.20pm: Collier arrived.

8.0pm: Chatham arrived. 1 Interpreter joined ship from Chatham.


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29 December 1914

From Zanzibar to Rufiji Delta and at Zanzibar and at Sea

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.05am: Commenced coaling.

10.20am: Sent 27 boxes 3 pounder ammunition for Chatham.

2.0pm: Finished coaling with 610 tons. Hands cleaning ship.

7.40pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for Southern Entrance.


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30 December 1914

At Sea

[Lat -7.6, Long 39.4]

6.0am: Ras Mkumbe Light House S13E.

8.27am: Came to with starboard anchor in 6 fathoms veered to 4 shackles.

1.45pm: Tug "Helmund” made fast astern.

3.0pm: Fox sailed.


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31 December 1914

At Rufiji River

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

7.0am: Helmuth came alongside for 20 bags of coal.

9.30am: Divisions and prayers. Hands employed scraping pitch off deck, refitting fenders, cleaning ship, and as requisite. Gunner’s party employed.

4.05pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for swinging ship.

5.41pm: Came to with port anchor in 7 fathoms veered to 4 shackles. East point of Koma Island N6E 3¾ miles.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1915


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1 January 1915

Off Rufiji River

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.


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2 January 1915

Off Rufiji River

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

5.0am: Adjutant closed and anchored.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

5.45pm: Adjutant weighed and proceeded to night billet.


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3 January 1915

Off Rufiji River

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

6.30am: Adjutant closed and anchored.

am: Hands cleaning ship. Divisions. Divine service.


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4 January 1915

Off Rufiji River

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

am: Hands cleaning down aloft, refitting whaler’s falls, and recovering rigging screws.


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5 January 1915

Off Rufiji River

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

6.0am: Adjutant came alongside for coal and water.

am: Hands cleaning ship, scraping and red leading ship’s side and as requisite.


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6 January 1915

Off Rufiji River

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

6.0am: Adjutant closed and anchored.

am: Hands cleaning ship, scraping and red leading ship’s side and as requisite.

5.30pm: Adjutant weighed and proceeded.


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7 January 1915

Off Rufiji River

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

6.30am: Adjutant closed and anchored in usual billet. Adjutant brought in dhow with 2 native spies on board. Hands refitting and as requisite.

5.50pm: Weighed and proceeded, dhow in tow.

6.54pm: Came to with port anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 4 shackles.


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8 January 1915

Rufiji River

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

am: Hands cleaning ship, scraping and red leading ship’s side and as requisite.

10.0am: Adjutant weighed and proceeded.

6.40pm Weighed and proceeded.

7.20pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 8 fathoms veered to 4 shackles.


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9 January 1915

Off Rufiji River

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

9.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.10am: Sighted Kinfauns Castle.

11.53am: Came to with port anchor in 12 fathoms. Niororo Island S48E 5 cables.

2.0pm: Landed bathing party.

5.30pm: Bathing party returned.

5.35pm: Weighed.

6.41pm: Course as requisite for closing Adjutant.

7.05pm: Came to with port anchor and veered to 4 shackles. Took dhow from Adjutant. 13 prisoners came on board.


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10 January 1915

Off Rufiji River

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

5.35am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite to turn ship.

5.55am: Course S37E 7 knots. Dhow in tow.

6.40am: Came to with port anchor in 7 fathoms veered to 4 shackles.

8.0am: Cleaned ship.

9.0am: Divisions. Held Divine service.

10.30am: Kinfauns Castle landed troops on Mafia Island.


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11 January 1915

Off Rufiji River

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7 Niororo Island S78E 4 cables.

5.20am: Weighed and proceeded N47E 3 knots dhow in tow.

7.20am: Sighted SS Bayora.

9.27am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 12 fathoms veered to 3 shackles. Left dhow ashore at Niororo [Island]. Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Hands employed getting sand, scraping funnels, reeving new falls for skiff and as requisite.

5.40pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course S82W 12 knots.

7.20pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 7.5 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.

9.30pm: Sighted lights on port bow. Shortened in. Night action stations.

10.00pm: Secured cable. Night Defence Stations.


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12 January 1915

Off Rufiji River

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7 [off Niororo Island.]

am: Hands cleaning ship, scraping and painting ship’s side.

10.19am: Weighed and turned ship.

10.25am: Shaped Course S60E 11 knots.

12.0pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 10 fathoms.

pm: Sent boat for sand.

5.15pm: Weighed.

5.29pm: Set Co S83W 11 knots.

7.50pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor off Koma Island.


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13 January 1915

Off Rufiji River

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

6.0am: Adjutant and armed dhow arrived and anchored.

am: Hands cleaning ship, painting funnel casings and as requisite.

pm: 1 Marine discharged to Fox. 1 Marine joined from Fox.

5.0pm: Sub Lieutenant Macqueen lent to Duplex.

6.0pm: Fox weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Sub Lieutenant Gregory joined ship.


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14 January 1915

Off Rufiji River

[Lat -7.9, Long 39.5] Ras Kisimani bearing East 3½ cables.

6.25am: Duplex and armed dhow weighed and proceeded.

6.30am: Weighed.

8.05am: Came to with starboard anchor in 16 fathoms veered to 4 shackles.

9.25am: Weighed.

9.55am: Shungumbili Island abeam 3½ miles.

12.0pm: Came to with starboard anchor veered to 4 shackles in 17 fathoms.

pm: SS Elenga at anchor.

5.25pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.25pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 7 fathoms veered to 4 shackles. South point of Koma Island N15W 3.3 miles.


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15 January 1915

At Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

am: Cleared for action. Exercise action. Hands employed scraping ship’s side and funnels and as requisite.

3.05pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.04pm: Came to with port anchor in 29 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.


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16 January 1915

Off Rufiji River

Lat -7.7, Long 39.5

am: Hands employed cleaning ship, red leading ship’s side and funnels, cleaning ship, etc.


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17 January 1915

Off Rufiji River

Lat -7.7, Long 39.5

9.45am: Divisions. Read Articles of War. Ship’s [crew] mustered by ledger. Certificated. Divine service.

6.10pm: Adjutant proceeded to Zanzibar.


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18 January 1915

Off Rufiji River

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

4.55am: Weighed and proceeded N83W 10 knots.

6.08am: Course and speed as requisite to close Simba Uranga Mouth of Rufiji River.

7.30am: Closed Pyramus.

7.35am: Came to with starboard anchor in 7 fathoms.

5.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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19 January 1915

From Rufiji River to Hori Vanga

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

5.07am: Ras Kegomacha Light abeam.

7.05am: Came to with starboard anchor in 6 fathoms. Transport Barjora at anchor.

am: Transport Wissman arrived. Assisted in disembarking troops from Transport Wissman. Sent working party to "Barjora" to assist embarking wounded.

pm: SS Bayora sailed.


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20 January 1915

At Hori Vanga

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

6.0am: Shifted billet [anchorage].

7.0am: Opened fire on enemy’s camp.

7.40am: Ceased fire.

9.30am: Transport Elenga arrived. Opened fire on enemy's camp at intervals during day.

pm: SS Wissman left.

9.0pm: Fired four shell at enemy's camp.


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21 January 1915

At Hori Vanga

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

1.00am: Opened fire on enemy's position.

1.15am: Ceased fire.

5.30am: Assisted disembarking troops from SS Elinga.

pm: SS Barjora anchored in Wasin Channel.


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22 January 1915

At Hori Vanga

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

6.15am: SS Barjora with General Waphare [Wapshare] on board arrived.

am: SS Elinga sailed. Hands painting ship and employed as requisite.


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23 January 1915

At Hori Vanga

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

Am: Hands preparing for coaling.

1.45pm: Collier Collingham made fast alongside.

2.30pm: Commenced coaling.

4.45pm: Hyacinth arrived and anchored.

11.0pm: Stopped coaling.


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24 January 1915

At Hori Vanga

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

5.15am: Resumed coaling.

12.30pm: SS Wissman arrived.

3.0pm: Finished coaling with 900 tons.

3.25pm: SS Barjora sailed.

3.35pm: Collier slipped.

4.15pm: Hyacinth and SS Collingham proceeded to Zanzibar.


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25 January 1915

At Hori Vanga

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

am: hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.


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26 January 1915

At Hori Vanga

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

am: Hands scraping and red leading ship’s side and as requisite.


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27 January 1915

At Hori Vanga

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

am: Hands employed cleaning ship, scraping and painting 6” guns and as requisite. Training classes at instruction.

1.45pm: Transport SS Barala arrived and anchored.


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28 January 1915

At Hori Vanga

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

am: Training classes at torpedo instruction. Hands painting and red leading ship’s side and guns, refitting steam boats lifelines and as requisite.

2.15pm: Sent mails on board SS Wissman.

2.50pm: SS Wissman sailed for Mombasa.


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29 January 1915

At Hori Vanga

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

am: Hands cleaning ship and scraping and painting ship’s side.

am: Divisions, prayers. Clear for action. Exercise General Quarters. Hands scraping and painting ship’s side and as requisite. Training classes at instruction.


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30 January 1915

At Hori Vanga

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

am: Hands cleaning ship.


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31 January 1915

At Hori Vanga

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

9.30am: Divisions. Divine service.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1915


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1 February 1915

At Hori Vanga

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

am: Hands striking fore lower yard. Training classes at instruction in mining. Remainder of hands scraping ship’s side and as requisite.


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2 February 1915

At Hori Vanga

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

am: Hands cleaning ship and painting ship’s side. Hands cleaning out fresh water tank. Training classes at instruction. First aid class at instruction. SS Duplex came alongside with mails and provisions.

am: SS Merta arrived.

12.0pm: Surgeon P.W. Carruthers and 1 ERA joined ship.

1.0pm: SS Wissman arrived and anchored.

pm: Hands employed clearing Duplex. Read Warrant No. 34 and discharged 1 prisoner to Duplex for Zanzibar Gaol.

4.0pm: Thrown overboard 14 Cartridge 6" BL Cordite.


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3 February 1915

At Hori Vanga

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

am: Training classes at boat sailing instruction. Hands scraping ship’s side and cleaning small arms.

7.0pm: “Murta” came alongside with 2 Engine Room ratings.


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4 February 1915

At Hori Vanga

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

am: Hands scrubbed hammocks. Training classes at instruction. Hands scraping ship’s side, cleaning ship’s side as requisite.

11.45am: “Barjora” arrived.


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5 February 1915

At Hori Vanga

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

am: Training classes at torpedo instruction. Hands scraping ship’s side.


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6 February 1915

At Hori Vanga

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

am: Hands cleaning ship.


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7 February 1915

At Hori Vanga

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

9.25am: Divisions and prayers.


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8 February 1915

At Hori Vanga

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

am: Hands scraping and painting ship’s side, cleaning ship as requisite.

pm: 20 Hands assisting in re-embarkation of troops.


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9 February 1915

At Hori Vanga

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

am: Training classes at torpedo instruction. Remainder of hands painting ship’s side and refitting lower booms.

4.10pm: Barjora and Murta sailed with troops on board.


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10 February 1915

From Hori Vanga to Mombasa

Lat -4.6, Long 39.4

am: Hands scraping ship’s side, preparing for sea and as requisite. Training classes at instruction.

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for Wassin Channel 9.5 knots.

3.25pm: As requisite for entering Kilindini Harbour.

3.55pm: Came to with starboard anchor veered to 5 shackles in 15 fathoms. Discharged 1 stoker to Hospital.


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11 February 1915

From Mombasa to Rufiji River

Lat -4.2, Long 39.2

am: Hands cleaning ship, painting ship’s side and securing for sea.

12.44pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

6.10pm: Ras Kuigu abeam.


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12 February 1915

From Mombasa to Rufiji River and to Zanzibar

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

am: Lost by accident 1 switch key 1 pair pliers 1 hand vice 1 shifting spanner.

6.30am: Sighted Duplex ahead.

7.26am: Ras Kanji Light abeam 4 .25 miles.

9.02am: Made Niororo Island S7W.

11.20am: Came to with starboard anchor in 8 fathoms veered to 2 shackles.

2.05pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite for closing Simba Wanga Mouth.

2.55pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Opened fire on Adjutant (captured by Germans).

3.55pm: Ceased firing.

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.55pm: Stopped off Pyramus. Received mails and 4 ratings for Zanzibar.

5.10pm: Closed Hyacinth - received mails.

6.17pm: Proceeded.


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13 February 1915

From Rufiji to Zanzibar and At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.30am: Makatumbe Light House abeam.

9.15am: Chumbe Light House abeam 1.25 miles

10.0am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 3 shackles.

10.45am: Collier Cavin Dhu came alongside.

11.45am: Commenced coaling.

6.20pm: Fly arrived.

10.30pm: Finished coaling with 680 tons.

11.20pm: Collier slipped.


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14 February 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Leave. Cutter ashore off Canteen.


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15 February 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

am: Cutter brought off to ship.

6.15am: Lighters came alongside. Hands provisioned ship.

am: Discharged 1 Stoker to Hospital.

6.15pm: 1 prisoner returned from Detention.

pm: Watch taking in ammunition.


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16 February 1915

From Zanzibar to Mombasa and at Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

am: Hands cleaning ship’s side and cutter. Training classes at torpedo instruction.

6.20pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

8.57pm: Mwan’a Light abeam 1.5 miles.


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17 February 1915

From Zanzibar to and at Mombasa

Lat -4.2, Long 39.2

2.25am: Ras Kegomacha Light abeam 5.5 miles.

6.40am: As requisite for entering Kilindini Harbour.

7.15am: Came to with starboard anchor in 9 fathoms.

am: Training classes at boat pulling. Hands painting ship’s side and as requisite.

pm: Lighters came alongside for empty ammunition cases.

5.05pm: Read warrants No. 35,36,37,38.


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18 February 1915

At Mombasa

Lat -4.2, Long 39.2

am: Training class to gunnery instruction. Hands scraping and red leading ship’s side. Discharged 1 Stoker to Hospital.

5.0pm: SS Barjora sailed General Wapersham on board.

5.30pm: SS Thingwas sailed.


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19 February 1915

From Mombasa to Zanzibar and at Mombasa

Lat -4.2, Long 39.2

6.45am: Rhenfells arrived.

am: Hands provisioning ship. Training class at instruction.

11.20am: SS Barala sailed.

6.05 Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

10.0pm: Sighted Kinfauns Castle S71E steering South.

10.54pm: Kegomacha Light abeam 8.5 miles.

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20 February 1915

From Mombasa to Zanzibar and at Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.07am: Mwana Mwana Light abeam 1.5 miles.

5.15am: Mungopani Light abeam 1.5 miles. Passed HMS Fly.

6.25am: Came to with port anchor in 12 fathoms veered to 4 shackles. Kinfauns Castle at anchor.

2.55pm: Wissman arrived and anchored.

pm: Hands taking in stores from lighters.

11.0pm: Kinfauns Castle sailed.


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21 February 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.0am: Pyramus arrived and anchored. Divisions. Divine service.

6.10pm: Pyramus sailed. Echo arrived.


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22 February 1915

From Zanzibar to Dar-es-Salaam and to Zanzibar

Lat -6.7, Long 39.3

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite for South Entrance 12 knots.

9.38am: Mbudya Island abeam.

10.30am: Came to with starboard anchor in 15 fathoms veered to 3 shackles. Communicated with German officers under white flag.

11.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.06pm: Ras Kankadya abeam 4 miles. [Dar-es-Salaam]

2.37pm: Chumbe Light abeam ¾ mile.

3.15pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 4 shackles.

4.0pm: Leave to watch. Hands prepared for coaling.

5.45pm: Collier Cavin Dhu secured alongside.


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23 February 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.40am: Commenced coaling.

11.05am: Completed coaling with 300 tons.

11.30am: Collier slipped.

pm: Hands cleaning ship.

10.20pm: Pickle arrived and anchored.


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24 February 1915

From Zanzibar to Rufiji Delta and at Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

5.25am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for leaving Zanzibar.

12.0pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor off Niororo Island in 13 fathoms. Hyacinth, Pioneer , Kinfauns Castle at anchor.

2.0pm: 1 Rating joined ship from Hyacinth.

3.0pm: Received 1 .303 Maxim and field stand from Pioneer.

5.50pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite.

7.04pm: Came to with starboard anchor veered to 4 shackles in 9 fathoms.


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25 February 1915

At Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

9.25am: Cleared ship for action.

5.10pm: Watch employed rigging diving gear.

5.30pm: Duplex arrived and anchored.


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26 February 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

5.20am: Duplex arrived and anchored.

6.07am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.25am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor off Niororo Island in 12 fathoms.

am: Training class to instruction. Divers cleaning inlets. Hands employed painting ship’s side.

4.35pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.20pm: Stopped and communicated with Fly.

6.30pm: Proceeded.

7.05pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor in x berth veered to 4 shackles.


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27 February 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite.

8.40am: Stopped and came to with port anchor in 7 fathoms off Kilindini. Divers cleaning inlets. Hands cleaning ship.

4.40pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite.

7.03pm: As requisite to close “Fly.”

7.53pm: Came to with port anchor in 7 fathoms.


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28 February 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

6.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.30am: Stopped. Came to off Koma Island in 4 fathoms. Fly made fast astern.

8.15am: Landed armed cutters crew to search island of Koma.

10.0am: Divisions. Divine service.

2.55pm: Fly slipped and proceeded.

pm: Discharged 1 stoker to Echo.

5.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.42pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 8 fathoms.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1915


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1 March 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.56am: Came to with port anchor in 13.5 fathoms veered to 4 shackles off Niororo Island. Pyramus at anchor.

am: Exercised training classes at Maxim drill. Hands painting decks and divers cleaning inlets.

10.00am: Echo closed and made fast astern.

2.30pm: Pyramus sailed.

5.30pm: Echo sailed.

5.42pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite. Course S80W 10 knots.

7.15pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 8.5 fathoms veered to 4 shackles.

7.20pm: Echo closed and anchored.

9.0pm: Echo proceeded.


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2 March 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

am: Hands employed painting mess decks. Training class at instruction. Divers employed cleaning inlets.

4.15pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for closing Ssumbe Wanga Mouth.

5.52pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 7 fathoms.

6.30pm: Echo closed and anchored.


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3 March 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

9,0am: Echo came alongside. Rigged Wireless Telegraphy installation. Carried out 1” aiming practice at towing target. Remainder of hands cleaning boats and painting mess decks.

9.0pm: Echo weighed and proceeded to night billet.


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4 March 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

am: Discharged 1 Telegraphist to Echo.

9.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.32am: Came to with starboard anchor in 14 fathoms veered to 4 shackles. Hands cleaning out boats, painting mess decks, and as requisite. [This anchored position is given as North Point of Koma Island S73E 5 cables, but the course from the earlier position is given as N84E (084T), so it seems more likely they are off Niororo Island.]

11.15am: Pioneer arrived and anchored.

2.20pm: Echo arrived and anchored - 5 dhows in tow.

2.45pm: Pioneer weighed and proceeded - 5 dhows in tow.

5.35pm: Weighed. Echo weighed and proceeded.

7.00pm: Stopped and came to with starboard anchor in 8 fathoms. [The ship has gone 14 miles S80W (260T), an impossibility from Koma Island, 5 miles from land in that direction.]


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5 March 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

am: Training class at instruction. Hands employed scrubbing canvas gear, painting cutter, and as requisite.


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6 March 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

5.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.23am: Niororo Island N82E.

7.04am: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 13 fathoms. Kinfauns Castle at anchor. Hands cleaning ship, painting cutter, and as requisite.

10.15am: SS Barjora arrived and anchored. Received mails.

11.20am: Echo arrived and anchored.

11.40am: SS Barjora proceeded.

4.30pm: Echo weighed and proceeded.

5.28pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.50pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor. Echo anchored.


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7 March 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

9.0am: "Echo" closed and watered. Divisions, divine service.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Night defence. "Echo" proceeded to night billet.


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8 March 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

5.40am: Proceeded S37E 10 knots.

7.20am: Course as requisite for entering Kilindini Harbour.

7.37am: Came to with port anchor. Barjora at anchor.

9.15am: Kinfauns Castle arrived. Goliath with Flag of Vice Admiral King Hall arrived and anchored.

am: Diving party cleaning inlets. Training class at instruction.

12.0pm: "Kinfauns C" proceeded.

2.10pm: Received stores from Goliath. Barjora proceeded.

4.0pm: Goliath weighed and proceeded.

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

6.20pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 8 fathoms.


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9 March 1915

Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

4.45am: Weighed and proceeded N84W 10 knots.

6.05am: Stopped. Pyramus at anchor.

6.08am: Came to with starboard anchor in 15 fathoms veered to 3 shackles off Niororo Island. Prepared for coaling.

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded. [Must be a mistake; they are coaling.]

8.30am: Collier came alongside.

9.30am: Commenced coaling.

8.20pm: Completed coaling with 560 tons.

8.40pm: Collier slipped.

8.55pm: Set course S83W 10 knots.

10.15pm: Stopped and came to with port anchor in 7.5 fathoms.


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10 March 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

6.30am: "Echo" arrived and anchored.

7.0am: "Echo" weighed and proceeded.

6.05pm: “Echo” made fast astern. Darkened ship. Night defence stations.

7.30pm: Echo proceeded to night billet.


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11 March 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

6.45am: "Echo" closed.

7.45am: Echo slipped and proceeded.

am: Hands refitting coal gear, cutters and steam cutters falls and as requisite. Training class at gunnery instruction.


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12 March 1915

At Rufiji River

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

am: Hands employed as requisite. Training classes at instruction.

12.40pm: Weighed.

5.05pm: Stopped and came to with port anchor in 8 fathoms.


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13 March 1915

At Rufiji River

Lat -7.8, Long 39.6

7.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.55am: Stopped and came to with port anchor in 8 fathoms veered to 3 shackles off Niororo Island.

9.15am: Commander in Chief came on board from Goliath.

9.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.25am: Goliath weighed and proceeded.

10.30am: As requisite for closing Samba Wanga Mouth.

12.35pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 10 fathoms.

12.50pm: Commander in Chief left ship for Goliath.

2.36pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite 10 knots.

4.40pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 8 fathoms.

5.50pm: Echo proceeded to night billet.

9.05pm: Saw a searchlight (apparently) in direction of Kiomboni Mouth.


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14 March 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.10am: Stopped and signalled Goliath.

10.50am: Came to with starboard anchor. [Likely off Niororo Island.]

12.0pm: Echo secured alongside.

1.0pm: Hyacinth arrived. Commander Lang and 2 ratings rejoined ship.

[pm: Various manoeuvres between Niororo and Kiomboni Entrance to Rufiji River]


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15 March 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

9.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.20am: Course as requisite for entering Tirene harbour.

11.35am: Came to with starboard anchor in 9 fathoms. Goliath and Hyacinth at anchor.

1.40pm: Hyacinth proceeded. Discharged 1 stoker to Echo.

4.10pm: Weighed and proceeded as required for leaving Tirene.

6.05pm: Stopped and came to with starboard anchor in 8 fathoms.

[White lights and searchlights sighted in evening.]


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16 March 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.9, Long 39.4

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.50am: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor. [Probably at Tirene.]

9.20am: Divisions. Physical drill. Lieutenant Pretorius RNR came on board.

9.50am: Weighed and proceeded with “Childers” in company.

11.20am: Came to with port bower anchor off Mssala Entrance.

12.27pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite.

1.40pm: Stopped and came to with starboard anchor off Kiomboni Entrance.

4.0pm: Lieutenant Pretorius RNR left ship.

4.20pm: Weighed.

5.07pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor.


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17 March 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

9.0am: Echo closed and secured alongside. Hands repairing coal bags, holystoning decks and as requisite. Training classes passing [oil? out?]

6.40pm: Echo slipped and proceeded to night billet.


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18 March 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

am: Frequent rain squalls. Hands painting mess deck, repairing coal bags and as requisite. Training class to instruction.

12.30pm: Echo secured alongside.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Night defence stations. Echo proceeded to night billet.

7.15pm: [Shifted anchorage slightly.]


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19 March 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

5.35am: Weighed and proceeded. Prepared for coaling.

6.55am: Came to with starboard anchor in 13 fathoms veered to 5 shackles. Pyramus at anchor. Off Niororo Island.

8.05am: Collier Reichenfels came alongside

8.25am: Goliath arrived and anchored. "Fly" came alongside with mach[inery?] and provisions.

9.25am: Commenced coaling.

11.30am: Pyramus proceeded.

6.10pm: Ceased coaling.

6.45pm: Collier shoved off.

7.25pm: Weighed and proceeded S80W 10 knots.

8.43pm: Came to with port anchor in 8 fathoms.


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20 March 1915

At Rufiji River

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

6.45am: Communicated with "Echo".

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.45pm: Echo secured alongside.

7.15pm: Echo proceeded to night billet. Darken ship. Night defence.


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21 March 1915

Off Rufiji River

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.0am: Echo took mails to Tirene.

9.45am: Divisions.

10.0am: Prayers.

6.30pm: Night defence. Darken ship.

8.0pm: Echo closed and proceeded to night billet.


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22 March 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

9.20am: Divisions. Physical drill. Echo came alongside. Hands repairing coal bags.

12.0pm: Proceeded N84E 10 knots.

1.22pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 12 fathoms. [Probably off Niororo Island.]

1.30pm: Sold effects of Late J. Wells AB.

6.0pm: Pyramus and Barjora arrived.

6.20pm: Pyramus proceeded.

6.24pm: Weighed.

6.33pm: Course S84W 10 knots.

7.52pm: Came to with port anchor in 7 fathoms.


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23 March 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

am: Hands employed repairing coal bags, cleaning out boats and as requisite.

9.20am: Echo secured alongside.

11.0am: Childers secured alongside.

6.0pm: Echo proceeded to Zanzibar.

6.30pm: Childers proceeded to night billet.


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24 March 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.9, Long 39.4

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded N84E 10 knots.

7.30am: Stopped and came to with starboard anchor.

8.20am: Pyramus arrived. Sent 1 21" torpedo to her for Simon's Town.

9.20am: Pyramus sailed.

10.14am: Weighed. Hands employed repairing coal bags. Training class at instruction.

12.00pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 12.5 fathoms veered to 3 shackles off Mssala entrance.

5.0pm: Proceeded N4E 190 Revs.

6.15pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 6½ fathoms. [Anchor bearings in log are apparently wrong.]


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25 March 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

6.0am: Childers closed and proceeded to Kibando. Hands cleaning ship.

am: Training class at gunnery instruction.

6.0pm: Night defence. Darkened ship.


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26 March 1915

From Rufiji River to and At Zanzibar

Lat -7.7, Long 39.7

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded S37E 10 knots.

7.30am: Sighted Goliath and Hyacinth.

9.0am: Stopped. Heavy rain squall.

9.11am: Proceeded as requisite.

9.27am: Came to with port anchor in 2.5 fathoms.

10.0am: Goliath anchored.

10.58am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.10pm: Niororo Island abeam 1.5 miles.

1.0pm: Steering gear broke down. Stopped.

1.25pm: Proceeded N5W 320 revs.

6.25pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 11 fathoms. Discharged Captain WD Church to hospital.

10.10pm: Weighed and proceeded 12 knots. Course as requisite.

10.59pm: Chumbe Light N46E 1 mile.


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27 March 1915

From Zanzibar to Rufiji and off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

6.0am: Sighted Niororo Island S14W. Sighted Goliath.

7.38am: Came to with port anchor in 7.5 fathoms.

8.10am: "Childers" proceeded. Hands cleaning ship.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Night defence.


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28 March 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

9.30am: Divisions. Divine service. Childers secured alongside.

6.0pm: Night defence stations. Darken ship.


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29 March 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded S29E 10 knots.

7.42am: Course as requisite for entering Tirene harbour.

8.04am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 7.5 fathoms off Kilindini.

10.0am: Very heavy rain squall, thunder and lightning. Training class at instruction. Hands refitting whalers leading blocks.

3.15pm: Weighed and proceeded 10 knots. Course as requisite.

4.0pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor veered to 4 shackles in 15 fathoms. Kinfauns Castle anchored. Sent diving gear and divers to Kinfauns Castle.

5.18pm: Weighed and proceeded N40W 10 knots.

6.50pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 6.5 fathoms.


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30 March 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

7.30am: "Childers" secured alongside.

10.0am: Hands employed surveying starboard cable and as requisite.

12.30pm: Childers proceeded to night billet.

3.0pm: Fly came alongside. Divers returned from Kinfauns Castle.

7.22pm: [Shifted anchorage slightly.]


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31 March 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

am: Hands employed ranging port cable on forecastle and cleaning ship.

7.30am: Childers closed and proceeded to Tirene.

am: Hands surveying port cable. Training class at instruction.

2.0pm: Childers came alongside with provisions.

2.20pm: Echo came alongside.

3.30pm: Echo proceeded.

6.0pm: Childers proceeded to night billet. Darken ship. Night defence.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1915


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[LHS of front cover of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of log book]

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[Fuel consumption information]

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[Barometer and thermometer information]


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1 April 1915

Off Rufiji River

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

9.0am: Childers secured alongside. Hands employed cleaning out boats. Training class at instruction.

1.0pm: Echo secured alongside.

5.0pm: Childers proceeded to Zanzibar.

6.0pm: Echo proceeded to night billet.

7.30pm: [Shifted anchorage slightly.]


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2 April 1915

Off Rufiji River

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

7.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.10am: Rounded Tirene Buoy.

9.20am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 8.5 fathoms. Sunday Routine. [Good Friday.]

4.25pm: Proceeded 10 knots. Course as requisite.

6.19pm: Came to with port anchor. Night defence. Darken ship.


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3 April 1915

From Rufiji to and at Zanzibar

Lat -7.6, Long 39.6

6.05am: Echo secured alongside.

8.23am: Hyacinth anchored.

8.50am: 'Echo' slipped.

8.55am: Weighed and closed Hyacinth.

9.19am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor. Sent 18 boxes of 3 pounder ammunition to 'Hyacinth'.

10.44am: Weighed.

1.50pm: Ras Kumbiji abeam.

4.55pm: Chumbe Light abeam.

5.33pm: Came to with starboard anchor. [At Zanzibar.]

6.10pm: Water lighter came alongside. Duplex at anchor.


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4 April 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

am: Landed church parties.

8.30am: Duplex proceeded.

2.30 Pioneer arrived and anchored.

pm: Leave to watch. Landed patrol.


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5 April 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

am: Hands provisioning ship and preparing for coaling. Training class at instruction. Discharged two ratings to Hospital.

1.0pm: "Pickle" arrived and anchored. "Pioneer" sailed.

3.30pm: Collier "King Malcolm" came alongside.


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6 April 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.52am: Commenced coaling.

7.0am: SS Chahdara sailed.

11.0am: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital.

5.0pm: Discharged 6 seedie boys to shore.


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7 April 1915

From Zanzibar to and at Rufiji

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

12.05am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour speed 14 knots.

1.10am: Chumbe Light abeam 1 mile.

7.40am: Came to with port anchor off Niororo Island. Hyacinth, Kinfauns Castle at anchor.

8.0am: Discharged Sub Lieutenant Molteno to Hyacinth. Captain DB Crampton MVO joined ship in command.

11.30am: SS Reichenfels arrived.

12.0pm: Pickle arrived. SS Weissman arrived.

1.30pm: Weighed. Course S80W 10 knots.

2.55 Came to with port anchor in 7.5 fathoms.

4.0pm: Echo secured alongside.

5.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.20pm: Closed Cento.

7.30pm: Course and speed as requisite for patrol.

10.20pm: Moresly Light S39E.


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8 April 1915

Mafia Channel

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

2.45am: Closed Cento.

4.05am: Moresly Light S35E.

7.21am: Came to with starboard anchor in 14 fathoms veered to 3 shackles off Niororo Island. Kinfauns Castle, SS Cento, and King Malcolm at anchor. Hands cleaning out boats. Training class at gunnery instruction.

pm: Landed bathing party.

5.35pm: Weighed and proceeded. [Various manoeuvres]

11.55pm: Moresly Light S33E. Stopped.


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9 April 1915

Mafia Channel

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

am: [Various manoeuvres.]

8.10am: Stopped to investigate dhow.

9.04am: Came to with port anchor in 8 fathoms. Echo took in 10 tons of water.

12.50 Weighed and proceeded

9.30am: Clear for action. Training classes at instruction.

10.20am: Secure. Replace gear. Hands employed as requisite and preparing for coaling.

pm: "Echo" proceeded. "Childers" secured alongside. Childers slipped.

12.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

2.15pm: Came to with starboard anchor off Niororo Island. Landed bathing party.

pm: "Kinfauns Castle" proceeded. Reichenfels arrived.

5.32pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite.

7.0pm: Closed “Cento.”

10.15pm: Sighted Moresly Light.


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10 April 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

am: [Various manoeuvres.]

7.05am: Rounded Tirene Buoy. Course as requisite.

7.40am: Secured alongside Collier King Malcolm.

8.40am: Commenced coaling.

1.05pm: Finished coaling with 219 tons.

1.17pm: Slipped from collier. Hoisted cutter and skiff and proceeded.

1.48pm: Rounded Tirene Buoy. Set Course N26W 10 knots.

3.21pm: Came to with starboard anchor off Niororo Island. Hands cleaning ship.

5.30pm: Hyacinth proceeded.

5.35pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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11 April 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

1.36am: Saw three white flashes and one red flash in direction of North point of Kwale Island.

5.20am: Stopped to allow SS Llandovery Castle to close.

5.32am: Co S78W. Llandovery Castle astern. Speed as requisite to keep with convoy.

7.01am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 14 fathoms veered 3 shackles off Niororo Island. Sent to Llandovery for stores. Hands cleaning ship. Sent divers to Cento.

11.14am: Divers returned. Sent stores to Hyacinth.

12.55pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite.

2.44pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 9 fathoms.

3.30pm: Communicated with Echo and Childers.

4.34pm: Weighed and proceeded. [Various manoeuvres.]

11.28pm: Moresly Light S33E.


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12 April 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.6

am: [Various manoeuvres.]

2.24am: Green and white lights bearing West.

2.29am: Observed "Duplex" firing off Kwale Island.

3.0am: Observed Red Light West. Duplex again fired.

7.44am: Came to with port anchor in 9 fathoms. Echo secured alongside.

8.45am: Duplex arrived and anchored.

9.30am: Divisions. Inspected bedding. Hand employed as requisite. Training class at instruction. Echo and Childers proceeded.

11.05am: Weighed and proceeded S68E 10 knots.

11.50am: Steering gear broke down.

12.36pm: Came to with starboard anchor veered to 3 shackles in 15 fathoms off Niororo Island. Kinfauns Castle at anchor.

5.30pm: Kinfauns Castle proceeded.

5.40pm: Weighed and proceeded N18W 15 knots.

7.06pm: Duplex abeam.


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13 April 1915

Cruising and off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

[Cruising with Duplex in company.]

7.15am: Niororo Island abeam.

8.17am: Rounded Tirene Buoy.

8.45am: Secured alongside collier SS King Malcolm.

9.15am: Commenced coaling.

pm: Sent mails to SS Africa.

3.0pm: Completed coaling with 297 tons.

3.25pm: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

5.12pm: Stopped and communicated [with Pioneer].

5.20pm: Proceeded.


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14 April 1915

Patrolling and off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

[Cruising with Duplex in company.]

12.14am: Moresly Light S37E.

7.08am: Came to with port bower anchor in 13 fathoms veered to 3 shackles off Niororo Island.

9.0am: Training class at seamanship instruction.

10.0am: Hands repairing coal bays, rigging coaling stay and cleaning out fore hold.

10.43am: Pioneer arrived and anchored.

11.0am: Pickle arrived and secured alongside.

11.30am: Pickle proceeded.

pm: Landed bathing party.

5.35pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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15 April 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

7.20am: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor off Niororo Island. Pioneer and Kinfauns Castle in anchorage.

9.0am: "Kinfauns Castle" proceeded. “Duplex” arrived.

am: Training class at instruction. Hands rigging coaling stays, repaired coal bags and as requisite.

pm: "Duplex" proceeded.

5.50pm: Weighed and proceeded. [Patrolling.]

12.0am: Showed recognition lights - No reply.


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16 April 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

7.12am: As requisite for going alongside collier. Hyacinth at anchor.

7.35am: Secured alongside Collier “Cento.”

8.48am: Commenced coaling.

10.10am: Hyacinth proceeded.

3.0pm: Duplex proceeded.

3.30pm: Finished coaling with 308 tons.

4.30pm: Slipped from collier.

6.29pm: Came to with port anchor in 27 fathoms. Niororo Island S46E, Pemba Juu N84W.

9.05pm: Sighted white light S43E and intermittently during watch.

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17 April 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

5.40am: Proceeded S41W - 10 knots.

6.45am: Stopped. Communicated with Echo.

7.0am: Proceeded.

8.36am: Came to with starboard anchor [off Niororo Island]. “Hyacinth” at anchor. Hands cleaning ship.

1.0pm: 1 Wireless Telegraphy rating discharged to Duplex.

4.0pm: “Pioneer” arrived.

5.15pm: Hyacinth weighed and proceeded. 1 Rating joined ship from Pioneer.

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.34pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 24 fathoms. N35W 10 miles from Niororo Island.


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18 April 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

5.46am: Weighed and proceeded 10 knots.

7.0am: Came to with port anchor in 15 fathoms veered to 4 shackles off Niororo Island. Kinfauns Castle arrived. Duplex at anchor.

am: "Childers" secured alongside.

3.0pm: Discharged 1 rating to Duplex for Zanzibar Hospital.

4.30pm: Childers proceeded.

5.23pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite.

6.26 Came to with port anchor in 25 fathoms. Niororo Island S34E 10.2 miles.

9.30pm: White Light WNW.

10.30pm: Green Light NW.

11.30pm: Green Light NNW.


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19 April 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

5.49am: Weighed. Course S35E 10 knots.

6.56am: Stopped and came to in 14 fathoms. "Kinfauns Castle" at anchor. Niororo Island S84E 6½ cables.

8.0am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Carried out sub calibre firing (Control) at towed target. Echo secured alongside for water. Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.30pm: "Echo" slipped and proceeded.

5.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.30pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 27 fathoms. Niororo Island S34E 9.2 miles.


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20 April 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

5.20am: Proceeded S32E 15 knots.

6.13am: Shungumbili Island abeam.

7.03am: Rounded Tirene buoy.

7.19am: Came to with port anchor in 9 fathoms.

9.40am: Lieutenant Pretorius came on board.

10.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.0am: Rounded Tirene Buoy.

12.30pm: Came to with port anchor off Koma Island. Childers and Echo came alongside. Lieutenant Pretorius left in Echo.

2.20pm: Echo and Childers proceeded.

5.12pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.27pm: Came to with port anchor in 25 fathoms. Niororo Island S34E 9.2 miles.


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21 April 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

5.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.20am: Came to with starboard anchor in 12 fathoms. Niororo Island N70E 6 cables.

6.45am: Collier "Cento" came alongside.

7.15am: Commenced coaling. Childers came alongside.

11.40am: Finished coaling. 278 tons.

12.05pm: Collier slipped. Hands cleaning ship, stowing coal bags.

3.0pm: Landed bathing party.

4.30pm: "Childers" proceeded.

5.25pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.24pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 25 fathoms. Niororo Island S34E 9.2 miles.

[Note at bottom of page.] Fair Log no longer to be written up.


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22 April 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded S60E Slow.

8.30am: Secured alongside port side Kinfauns Castle off Niororo Island.

10.0am: Hands taking in stores from Kinfauns Castle and sending stores to her.

11.0am: Pickle came alongside and watered. Training class at torpedo instruction.

11.30am: Slipped and proceeded.

11.47am: Came to with starboard anchor in 14 fathoms.

3.0pm: Landed bathing party. Kinfauns Castle weighed.

5.20pm: Weighed – turned ship.

6.23pm: Came to with port anchor in 27 fathoms. Niororo Island S34E 9.6 miles.


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23 April 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

5.47am: Weighed and proceeded S42W 10 knots.

7.12am: Came to with starboard anchor veered to 2 shackles in 7.5 fathoms off Rufiji River.

7.30am: "Childers" secured alongside.

8.20am; "Childers" slipped and proceeded.

8.50am: Weighed.

8.55am: Echo came alongside.

9.05am: "Echo" slipped - proceeded as requisite.

9.15am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Training class at instruction.

10.32am: Came to with starboard anchor in 14 fathoms. [Off Niororo Island.]

10.45am: Divers cleaning underwater fittings.

12.0pm: "Laconia" at anchor.

pm: Divers as in forenoon. Lost by accident: diver’s lead belt.

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.25pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 26 fathoms. Niororo Island S34E 9.2 miles.


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24 April 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

5.41am: Weighed.

9.15am: Secured alongside Laconia off Niororo.

10.0am: Hands employed provisioning ship and drawing stores.

11.0am: Received mails from "Hyacinth". Hyacinth proceeded.

2.0pm: Hands provisioning ship.

5.20pm: Slipped from "Laconia".

6.30pm: Eased down port anchor in 26 fathoms. Niororo Island S34E 9.4 miles.


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25 April 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.50am: Came to with starboard anchor in 15 fathoms. [Off Niororo Island.]

7.0am: Cento came alongside.

7.45am: Pioneer arrived.

8.15am: Commenced coaling.

11.30am: Finished coaling - 211 tons. Hands cleaning ship.

pm: SS Barjora passed on way to Tirene.

5.23pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.28pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 26 fathoms. Niororo Island S34E 9.2 miles.


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26 April 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.40am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 13 fathoms. [Off Niororo Island.]

10.0am: Echo closed and made fast alongside.

am: Divers cleaning underwater fittings. Training class at torpedo instruction.

4.0pm: Sent whaler to "Laconia" for fresh meat. "Echo" slipped and proceeded.

5.25pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.25pm: Stopped and come to with port anchor in 26 fathoms. Niororo Island S32E 9.2 miles.


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27 April 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.9, Long 39.5

5.42am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.0am: Course and speed as requisite for swinging ship for compass correction.

8.45am: Came to with starboard anchor in 6½ fathoms. Divisions, prayers, physical drill.

10.05am: Childers secured alongside. Hands returning diving gear. Training class at instruction.

11.04am: Weighed.

12.0pm: Ras Twana N49W.

12.23pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 13 fathoms.

2.45pm: Seaplane left "Laconia".

4.05pm: Weighed.

4.42pm: Seaplane returned to "Laconia".

6.22pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 26 fathoms. Niororo Island S52E 9.5 miles.


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28 April 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.7, Long 39.5

5.30am: Weighed.

6.35am: Came to with port anchor in 14 fathoms. [Off Niororo Island.]

7.0am: Hyacinth closed and communicated.

7.50am: Collier Cento came along side.

9.20am: Commenced coaling.

11.15am: Finished coaling – 180 tons.

11.20am: Cento slipped and anchored.

11.25am: Weighed.

1.40pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 6¾ fathoms. [North of Beydu.]

2.10pm: Aeroplane seen.

4.0pm: Aeroplane descended.

4.30pm: Weighed.

6.02pm: Sighted Kinfauns Castle N10E.

6.30pm: Came to with port anchor in 30 fathoms. Niororo Island S52E 9.5 miles.


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29 April 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

5.10am: Weighed and turned.

7.23am: Came to with starboard anchor in 4 fathoms. [Off Niororo Island.]

8.0am: "Hyacinth" at anchor.

10.0am: "Kinfauns Castle" arrived and anchored.

10.50am: "Childers" arrived.

pm: Landed bathing party.

4.25pm: "Kinfauns Castle" weighed and proceeded.

4.45pm: "Childers" proceeded.

5.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.30pm: “Hyacinth” proceeded.

6.25pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 20 fathoms. Niororo Island S38E 10.2 miles.


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30 April 1915

Off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

3.0am: Placed Lieutenant AG Murray under arrest for neglect of duty in not keeping a vigilant look out as OOW the ship being at anchor off the enemy's coast.

5.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.30am: Came to with port anchor veered to 4 shackles in 15 fathoms (m) off Niororo. "Kinfauns Castle" arrived.

8.0am: "Echo" arrived

10.30am: Laconia weighed and proceeded. Training classes at instruction. Drew stores and fresh meat from Laconia.

12.15pm: Fly closed and secured alongside. 2 ratings rejoined ship from Zanzibar hospital.

12.30pm: Fly and Echo proceeded.

1.41pm: Obtained fruit etc. from SS Africa.

4.35pm: "Kinfauns Castle" proceeded.

5.25pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.29pm: Came to with port anchor in 30 fathoms. Niororo Island S47E 9.5 miles.



LOGS FOR MAY 1915


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[LHS of front cover of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of log book]

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[Fuel consumption information]


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1 May 1915

From Rufiji Delta to Zanzibar and off Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

1.0am: Lieutenant A. G. Murray released from arrest.

5.25am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite.

5.40am: Sighted Hyacinth and Chatham.

6.42am: Came to with starboard anchor in 15 fathoms. [Off Niororo Island.]

6.54am: "Chatham" anchored.

4.15pm: “Childers" weighed and proceeded.

5.15pm: "Chatham" proceeded.

5.25pm: Weighed and proceeded. Closed Flag. Course and speed as requisite for picking up and towing "Reichenfels" boats.

6.30pm: Proceeded N3E 15 knots and Niororo Island abeam.

7.15pm: Passed Hyacinth.

11.03pm: Sighted Chumbe Light N33W.


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2 May 1915

From Rufiji Delta to and at Zanzibar

Lat -6.0, Long 39.2

1.50am: Mungoparri Light abeam 1.5 miles.

6.27am: Sighted Duplex.

9.25am: Mwana Mwana Light S20W.

9.52am: Divisions. Divine Service.

11.40am: Mungoparri Light abeam.

12.43pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 11 fathoms.

3.30pm: Leave to starboard watch.

7.0pm: Duplex arrived.


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3 May 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

am: Water tank came alongside. Hands dismantling guns and as requisite. Discharged 2 ratings to hospital.

pm: Leave. Landed patrol.


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4 May 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

am: Gunner’s party dismantling guns. Remainder washing down ship’s side and cleaning ship. Training class at instruction. 24 coolies employed scraping ship's side.

pm: Leave to watch.


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5 May 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

3.0am: SS Reichenfels arrived.

5.45am: Landed Marine Detachment.

9.30am: Hands employed scraping and painting ship’s side and masts. Gunner’s party dismantling guns. SS Sydney arrived.

1.0pm: Leave to watch.

11.0pm: Duplex proceeded.


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6 May 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

am: Hands employed painting and scraping ship’s side and dismantling guns.

pm: Leave to watch. 1 Seedie boy joined ship.


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7 May 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

1.0am: Barjora arrived and anchored.

8.0am: Fired Court Martial gun and hoisted Court Martial Jack.

9.30am: Court martial opened on board on trial of Mr W.D. Brayshaw (Signal Bosun).

am: SS Pumea arrived and anchored. Hands employed painting ship, dismounting guns and as requisite.

9.52am: Hauled down Court Martial Jack.

3.0pm: Leave to watch.


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8 May 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.0am: Duplex arrived. Hands painting ship’s side, dismounting guns and as requisite.

pm: Sent 2 boxes 3 pounder cordite to Reichenfels for conveyance to SNO Simon's Town.

1.0pm: "Barjora" sailed.

3.0pm: Leave to watch.

5.0pm: Water lighter came alongside.


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9 May 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: Landed Roman Catholic church parties.

9.0am: Duplex proceeded. Landed Church of England party. Divisions.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

3.0pm: Leave to watch.

4.30pm: SS Reichenfels weighed and proceeded.


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10 May 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

am: Hand painting ship, getting in stores, dismounting guns, and as requisite.

am: Wissman arrived and anchored.

pm: Leave to watch. Seven ratings joined ship from Hyacinth


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11 May 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

am: Gunner’s party dismounting guns. Remainder of hands painting ship’s side.

11.30am: KW Cornwall arrived and anchored.

5.0pm: "Cornwall" sailed. Exchanged 2 ratings with Hyacinth.

7.0pm: "Echo" arrived.


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12 May 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

am: Hands employed dismounting guns, painting ship, and as requisite. Read warrant No. 45.

5.0pm: 1 rating joined ship from Hyacinth


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13 May 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

am: Hands cleaning and painting ship. Gunner’s party dismounting guns.

2.0pm: "Duplex" arrived and anchored.

pm: 1 rating rejoined ship from hospital. Read warrants No. 46 and 47.


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14 May 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.15am: Collier "Corbridge" secured alongside.

6.55am: Commenced coaling.

11.0am: SS Chahdina arrived.

2.0pm: Hyacinth sailed.

2.55pm: Finished coaling with 484 tons.


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15 May 1915

From Zanzibar to and at Mafia Channel

Lat -6.7, Long 39.4 Ras Kimbiji S21E 16¾ miles

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.05pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 14 fathoms. "Chatham" at anchor. [Off Niororo Island.]

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.30pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 30 fathoms. Niororo Island S49E 9.6 miles.


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16 May 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite.

7.48am: Stopped and came to with port anchor off Tirene.

9.0am: "Pickle" and "Childers" arrived.

pm: Received fresh meat from "Laconia."

4.15pm: Proceeded 14 knots. Course as requisite.

4.45pm: Laconia weighed and proceeded.

5.25pm: Niororo Island abeam.

6.17pm: Came to with port anchor veered to 7 shackles in 28 fathoms. Niororo Island S47E, Pemba Juu N83W.


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17 May 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

5.20am: Proceeded S42W 12 knots.

7.42am: Rounded Tirene Buoy.

7.58am: Came to with starboard anchor veered to 4 shackles in 9 fathoms in Tirene. Laconia at anchor. Pioneer arrived.

9.0am: Hyacinth arrived. Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Hands employed refitting, painting, and as requisite. Training class at gunnery instruction.

12.30pm: "Fly” arrived.

3.0pm: "Hyacinth" proceeded. "Fly" proceeded.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite 12 knots.

4.15pm: Seaplane left Laconia.

6.20pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 29 fathoms. Niororo Island S48E 9.6 miles.


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18 May 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.55am: Tirene buoy abeam.

8.02am: Stopped and secured alongside collier Queen Charlotte. Laconia at anchor. [At Tirene]

9.0am: Commenced coaling.

12.30pm: Finished coaling with 243 tons.

12.40pm: Slipped from collier and proceeded as requisite.

12.50pm: Came to with port anchor in 7 fathoms.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite 15 knots.

6.20pm: Came to with port anchor in 29 fathoms. Niororo Island S45E, Pemba Juu N83W.


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19 May 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

5.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.51am: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 14 fathoms [off Niororo Island]. Hands employed cleaning ship, refitting.

9.0am: "Fly" sailed.

5.15pm: Weighed. Proceeded.

6.24pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 28 fathoms. Niororo Island S47E 9.6 miles.


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20 May 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.30am: Came to with port anchor in 8 fathoms. Fly closed. 1 ERA joined from Fly.

6.45am: "Pickle" passed for Tirene.

9.20am: Divisions and prayers. Read Articles of War and Court Martial Returns.

9.40am: Cleared for action.

9.50am: General Quarters. Exercise Control parties.

9.55am: Exercise Out Collision Mat.

10.0am: Out Boats.

10.15am: Secure. Hands painting ship and as requisite. Training class at instruction

4.40pm: Pickle closed and anchored.

5.19pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.24pm: Came to with port anchor in 27 fathoms. Niororo Island S45E 9.2 miles.


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21 May 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

5.25am: Weighed and proceeded S45W 15 knots.

7.39am: Came to with starboard anchor. Laconia at anchor. [Off Tirene]

8.0am: Collier Queen Charlotte came alongside.

8:30am: Commenced coaling.

am: Hyacinth anchored. Collier Zanoni arrived. Fly arrived.

11:0am: Finished coaling with 200 tons. Hands cleaning ship.

pm: "Fly" sailed.

4:20pm: Proceeded as requisite 15 knots.

6.25pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 29 fathoms. Niororo Island S50E 9.9 miles.



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22 May 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.8, Long 39.5

5.18am: Proceeded S40W 15 knots.

7.44am: Came to with port anchor in 9 fathoms. [Off Tirene]

9.05am: Commander in Chief came on board.

9.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite 18 knots.

9.30am: Commander in Chief inspected ship’s company at divisions.

10.52am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor veered to 2 shackles in 10 fathoms. Ras Twana N10W, Boydu S61W. Shelled look-out position.

10.50am: Weighed and proceeded N44E 16 knots. As requisite for closing Kiomboni mouth.

12.47pm: Came to with port anchor in 6½ fathoms.

1.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.10pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 9 fathoms. [Off Tirene]

3.30pm: Commander in Chief left ship.

4.05 pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.23pm: Came to with port anchor in 29 fathoms. Night defence. Darken ship. Niororo Island S48E 9.5 miles.


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23 May 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

5.10am: Weighed. Proceeded.

6.34am: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 9 fathoms. [Off Rufiji River]

10.30am: Divine service.

11.55am: Echo arrived and anchored.

2.0pm: Echo proceeded.

4.30pm: Fly arrived.

5.18: Weighed. Proceeded.

6.16pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 26 fathoms. Koma Island N89W, Hatambara Island N65W.


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24 May 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

5.15am: Weighed. Proceeded.

7.12am: Rounded Tirene buoy.

7.22am: Stopped. Secured "Pickle" alongside.

7.40am: Came to with port anchor in 9 fathoms. "Laconia" at anchor.

8.0am: Collier "Zanomi" secured alongside.

8.40am: Commenced coaling.

10.20am: Fly arrived and anchored. Divers employed clearing "Pickles" propellers.

11.20am: Finished coaling with [blank] tons.

2.0pm: "Echo" arrived.

3.30pm: “Echo” proceeded.

3.46pm: Weighed. Proceeded.

6.12pm: Came to with port anchor in 23 fathoms. Koma Island N78W, Hatambara Island N53W.


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25 May 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

5 50am: Proceeded N30E 12 knots.

7.13am: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor off Niororo in 6 fathoms.

9.0am: Barjora arrived with mails.

10.0am: Hands cleaning ship.

11.0am: Training class at torpedo instruction.

pm: Landed bathing party.

5.05pm: Weighed and proceeded N20W.

6.26pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 29 fathoms. Pemba Juu N72W, Koma Island N86W.


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26 May 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

5.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.20am: Stopped. Secured alongside "Laconia." Pioneer arrived. [At Tirene]

am: Training class at torpedo exam. Hands employed provisioning ship and returning empties to SS Barjora for passage to NOC [Naval Ordnance Centre?] Zanzibar.

12.35pm: “Laurentic” arrived and anchored.

1.30pm: Pioneer sailed.

1.40pm: Slipped from "Laconia." Proceeded as requisite alongside "Laurentic." Received stores and 1 - 21" Torpedo.

4.05pm: Proceeded as requisite N40W.

6.15pm: Came to with port anchor in 27 fathoms. Koma Island N80W, Hatambara Island N56W.


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27 May 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

5.40am: Weighed. Proceeded.

7.12am: Came to with starboard anchor off Niororo Island in 13 fathoms.

Landed bathing party

10.0am: Hands employed striking down torpedo and as requisite. Training class at gunnery instruction.

3.30pm: "Fly" came alongside.

4.0pm: "Fly" proceeded.

5.20pm: Weighed. Proceeded.

6.30pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 28 fathoms. Niororo Island S46E, Pemba Juu N84W.


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28 May 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

5.17am: Proceeded S42W 15 knots.

7.13am: Finished with port engine. Rounded Tirene Buoy.

7.40am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 10 fathoms. “Laconia” at anchor.

8.10am: SS Zanoni came alongside.

8.35am: Commenced coaling.

9.07am: Hyacinth arrived.

am: Cutter and whaler drawing provisions from Laconia and Hyacinth.

11.15am: Finished coaling with 235 tons.

11.35am: Zanoni slipped and anchored.

4.13pm: Proceeded out of harbour astern of Hyacinth.

4.26pm: Rounded Tirene buoy. Parted company [with Hyacinth]

6.17pm: Came to with port anchor in 30 fathoms. Koma Island N82W Hatambara Island N58W.


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29 May 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

5.13am: Proceeded.

5.55am: Closed and communicated with Pickle.

6.07am: Stopped and came to with starboard anchor in 7½ fathoms. [Off Koma Island]

am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Fly came alongside.

3.0pm: "Pickle" secured alongside.

4.30pm: Fly and Pickle proceeded to night billets.

5.20pm: Proceeded.

6.10pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Niororo Island S63E 10.2 miles.


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[Page crossed out, no entries in Remarks, no other scan for this date.]


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30 May 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

5.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.35am: Came to with port anchor in 9 fathoms. [Off Koma Island]

9.30am: "Fly" closed and anchored.

5.20pm: Proceeded N44E.

6.10pm: Came to with port anchor in 30 fathoms. [Off Koma Island]


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31 May 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

5.30am: Proceeded S45W 12 knots.

6.0am: As requisite for closing "Pickle" for beef.

8.0am: As requisite for entering Tirene Harbour.

8.10am: Stopped and came to with port anchor in 8 fathoms. Laurentic, Laconia, Hyacinth, and Pioneer at anchor.

9.15am: Divisions, prayers, inspection of bedding. Training class at instruction.

11.35am: Laurentic sailed.

2.15pm: Hyacinth sailed.

3.05pm: Fly sailed.

4.10pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite 12 knots.

4.20pm: Set course N42W. Tirene buoy abeam.

pm: Closed and signalled whalers.

6.27pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 31 fathoms. [Probably off Koma Island.]



LOGS FOR JUNE 1915


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[LHS of front cover of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of log book]

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[Fuel consumption information]


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1 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

5.30am: Weighed. Proceeded.

6.55am: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 12 fathoms. [Off Niororo Island.]

am: Training class at seamanship instruction. Hands cleaning ship and painting cutter and steamboat.

3.0pm: Fly closed and anchored.

3.30pm: Fly proceeded.

4.20pm: Weighed. Communicated with SS Lady Charlotte.

6.32pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 28 fathoms. Niororo Island S54E 10 miles.


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2 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

5.30am: Weighed. Proceeded.

6.45am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 8 fathoms. [Off Koma Island.]

9.20am: Divisions and prayers. Exercised General Quarters. Prepare to take ship in tow.

am: Training class at seamanship instruction.

2.0pm: Pickle closed with fresh provisions from "Laconia."

5.20pm: Weighed.

6.14pm: Came to with port anchor in 30 fathoms. Koma Island N83W Hatambara Island N59W.


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3 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

5.30am: Weighed. Proceeded.

6.40am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 12 fathoms.

8.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.50am: Stopped. Dropped target - target capsized - wind too strong.

9.0am: Picked up target proceeded as requisite 10 knots.

9.52am: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 7½ fathoms. Training class at instruction. [Still near Koma Island.]

4.0pm: 'Fly' arrived.

5.20pm: Weighed.

6.22pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 29 fathoms. Niororo Island S60E 9.8 miles.


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4 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

5.0am: Weighed.

5.15am: Proceeded 10 knots.

7.12am: Came to with port anchor in 8 fathoms. Laconia at anchor. [At Tirene]

8.0am: Collier “Zanone” came alongside.

8.30am: Commenced coaling ship.

11.50am: Finished coaling with 360 tons.

12.10pm: Collier Zanoni shoved off.

1.25pm: Lady Charlotte arrived.

pm: 'Hyacinth' arrived. Sent cutter to Lady Charlotte for vegetables etc. Childers and Echo proceeded. Hyacinth proceeded.

4.12pm: Weighed.

4.10pm: Proceeded 13 knots.

6.30pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 30 fathoms. Niororo Island S61E 9.8 miles.


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5 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.5, Long 39.4

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for rounding Pemba Juu and anchoring North of Koma.

6.45am: Came to with starboard anchor in 7 fathoms.

11.50am: “Childers” secured alongside. Embarked Lieutenant Pretorious RNR from Koma.

1.0pm: "Childers" slipped and proceeded.

4.12pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite 12 knots for rounding Pemba Juu.

5.17pm: Stopped. Sent Lieutenant Pretorius RNR and mail to "Childers." Received beef and Princess Mary gifts from "Pickle."

5.44pm: Proceeded.

6.32pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 31 fathoms. Niororo Island S61E 9.9 miles.


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6 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

5.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.07am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 4 fathoms. [Off Niororo Island.]

9.40am: Divisions. Divine service.

2.0pm: Landed bathing party.

4.10pm: “Childers” secured alongside. “Childers” proceeded.

5.20pm: Weighed.

6.23pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 24 fathoms. Niororo Island S38E 9.6 miles.


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7 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

5.0am: Weighed.

5.15am: Proceeded 15 knots.

7.11am: Tirene Buoy abeam.

7.23am: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 8 fathoms.

7.45am: Collier SS Zanoni came alongside.

8.28am: Commenced coaling. Laconia and 2 tugs at anchor.

9.10am: Tug Revenger arrived.

am: Sent condemned stores to SS Zanoni for Simon's Town.

10.45am: Completed coaling with 198 tons. Hands cleaning ship.

12.0pm: Drew fresh meat from Laconia.

2.03pm: Pickle sailed.

3.45pm Weighed.

4,14pm: Tirene buoy abeam.

6.15pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 28 fathoms.


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8 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

5.30am: Weighed.

8.07am: Came to with port anchor in 14 fathoms. [Off Niororo Island.]

9.20am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Training class at instruction. Hands employed refitting coaling stays, restoring ready ammunition and as requisite.

4.05pm: "Childers" secured alongside - brought fresh provisions. Sub Lieutenant Lowther RNR joined ship. 1 Rating joined from Zanzibar Hospital.

5.05pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.24pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 31 fathoms. Koma Island N85W, Hatambara Island N60W.


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9 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

5.30am: Weighed. Proceeded.

8.30am: Proceeded as requisite for sub calibre firing (4 runs).

11.0am: Completed firing, picked up target.

11.56am: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 8 fathoms. Koma Island N22W, Pemba Juu Island N9W.

4.03pm: "Pickle" arrived. Received fresh meat from "Laconia" via "Pickle."

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.20pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 31 fathoms. Hatambara Island N61W, Koma Island N86W.


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10 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.7, Long 39.6 Shungumbili Island S73E 7.7 miles.

5.55am: Weighed and proceeded N43E 15 knots.

8.11am: Came to with port anchor in 6 fathoms. "Trent", "Hyacinth", "Severn", "Mersey" at anchor.

8.45am: Commander in Chief arrived on board. Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite 18 knots. Passed between Niororo and Shungumbili Islands.

10.30am: Alter course as requisite for closing Kikungo, Simba Uranga, and Kiomboni mouths of Rufiji River.

11.55am: Set course S80E.

12.50pm: Niororo South Buoy abeam 2 cables.

1.15pm: Stopped. Commander in Chief left ship.

1.21pm: Came to with port anchor in 9 fathoms.

pm: Discharged 1 stoker to Hyacinth and received 1 stoker.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded 15 knots.

5.02pm: Niororo Island abeam 1.5 miles.

6.15pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 28 fathoms. Hatambara Island N62W Koma Island N89W.


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11 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.7, Long 39.7

5.44am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.07am Tirene Buoy abeam.

8.23am: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 6½ fathoms. Hyacinth and Laconia in harbour. Hands scraping guns and as requisite. Training class at instruction.

pm: Hyacinth weighed and proceeded.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.17pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 29 fathoms. Hatambara Island N66W, Koma Island W.


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12 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

5.00am: Commenced weighed.

7.07am: Tirene Buoy abeam.

7.18am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 7 fathoms. Laconia and Pickle at anchor.

7.50am: Collier SS Corinthe came alongside. Sent party to erect telepole.

8.25am: Commenced coaling.

8.30am: Fly arrived and anchored.

8.46am: Pioneer arrived and anchored.

9.45am: SS Clifton Hall arrived and anchored.

12.0pm: Completed coaling with 310 tons.

12.24pm: Echo arrived and anchored.

12.25pm: Collier slipped and anchored. Hands cleaning ship.

3.50pm: Weighed.

4.10pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite 12 knots.

6.24pm: Came to with port anchor in 28 fathoms. Niororo Island S57E 10 miles.


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13 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

5.48am: Weighed.

6.34am: Came to with starboard anchor in 7 fathoms.

9.0am: Divisions, prayers, Divine service.

11.0am: L'N sounding approaches to Kikungo and Simba Uranga mouth in "Fly."

4.30pm: Sounding party returned.

5.20pm: Weighed.

6.13pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 26 fathoms. Koma Island N86W, Hatambara Island N62W.


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14 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

2.30am: Hard squall of wind and rain.

5.40am: Weighed.

6.30am: Came to with port anchor in 6 fathoms.

am: Training class at instruction. Hands employed oiling 5½" wire, cleaning ship and as requisite.

1.0pm: Sounding party away in "Childers."

4.30pm: Sounding party returned.

4.45pm: Fly arrived with fresh meat.

5.20pm: Weighed and proceeded N55E.

6.19pm: Stopped came to with port anchor in 27 fathoms. Hatambara Island N62W, Koma Island N57W.

6.37pm: Saw 2 Very's lights from Aeroplane down. Childers went to assistance.


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15 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.8, Long 39.5

[Note in log:] Cautioned Mr. James Flynn (Bosun) of HMS Childers for being drunk on board that ship on the evening of the 14th of June 1915. [Signed by captain of Weymouth, Lieutenant RNR in command of Childers, and J. Flynn.]

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.45am: Came to with starboard anchor in 5½ fathoms. Kiomboni Entrance S81W, Boydu Island S8W.

10.23am: Fly closed and anchored. Training classes to instruction. Maxim guns crew at drill. First aid class at instruction.

1.0pm: Sounding party away in "Fly."

3.320pm: "Childers" arrived with fresh meat.

4.30pm: Childers and Fly proceeded.

4.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.24pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 31 fathoms. Hatambara Island N62W. Koma Island N56W.


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16 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

5.44am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.55am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 6 fathoms.

9.40am: Fly arrived and anchored. Hands painting and refitting. Training class and Maxim’s crew at instruction. Control parties and torpedo ratings at First Aid.

1.0pm: Fly weighed and closed Kiomboni Entrance.

4.15pm: Childers arrived with fresh meat.

5.06pm: Weighed.

6.20pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 30 fathoms. Niororo Island S48E 9.3 miles.


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17 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.7, Long 39.8

5.44am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.55am: Came to with starboard anchor in 6 fathoms. "Hyacinth", "Pyramus", "Trent" and SS Barjora at anchor.

9.27am: SS Barjora sailed.

9.35am: Tug secured alongside. Discharged 100 rounds 6" shrapnel to "Mersey" and "Severn" and 1 Maxim to "Mersey." Training class at instruction.

pm: "Trent" sailed for Tirene. Mersey arrived and anchored. Severn arrived and anchored.

3.36pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.17pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 26 fathoms. Niororo Island S57E 9.9 miles.


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18 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded S44W 12knots.

6.35am: Stopped and came to with port anchor in 8 fathoms.

9.20am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Carried out 1” aiming practice at target towed by Fly. Training class at seamanship instruction. Remainder of hands refitting boat’s falls, cleaning out boats and as requisite.

4.0pm: Fly arrived alongside. Received her mail.

5.25pm: Weighed and proceeded 10 knots N42E.

6.23pm: Came to with port anchor in 28 fathoms.


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19 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

5.24am: Weighed and proceeded 15 knots S40W.

7.30am: Tirene Buoy abeam.

7.45am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor veered to 4 shackles in 9½ fathoms.

8.18am: Collier Clifton Hall secured alongside. Ships in harbour: Trent, Laurentic, Laconia.

8.40am: Commenced coaling.

am: Pioneer and Hyacinth arrived.

1.45pm: Finished coaling with 380 tons.

2.15pm: Collier proceeded and anchored.

3.48pm: Weighed and turned ship. Proceeded.

6.24pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor veered to 3 shackles in 31 fathoms. Pemba Juu N72W, Koma N87W


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20 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

5.44am: Weighed. Proceeded S44W 10 knots.

6.25am: Came to with port anchor in 17 fathoms. Koma N49W, Pemba Juu N29W.

10.15am: Divine service.

1.0pm: "Fly" came alongside.

4.30pm: "Childers" came alongside with fresh meat.

5.45pm: Weighed and proceeded N45E 10 knots.

6.26pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 29 fathoms. Niororo Island S57E 10 miles.


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21 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

5.40am: Weighed. Course N50E 12 knots.

6.53am: Came to with starboard anchor in 13 fathoms. [Off Niororo Island.]

am: Hands employed diving, getting sand, and as requisite. Training class at instruction.

1.15pm: Tug Revenger came alongside with parcel mail.

3.0pm: Landed bathing party.

4.0pm: Read Warrant No 49.

5.20pm: Weighed. Set course N20W 12 knots.

6.39pm: Stop. Came to with starboard anchor in 29 fathoms. Niororo Island S56E 9.5 miles.


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22 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

5,40am: Weighed. Proceeded S45W 12 knots.

6.37am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 7½ fathoms.

8.0am: Sent mail to Childers. Hands employed painting masts and yards and funnels. Divers employed cleaning inlets. Training class at seamanship instruction.

5.37pm: Weighed and proceeded N7E 12 knots.

6.35pm: Stop. Came to with port anchor in 30 fathoms. Niororo Island S57E 10 miles.


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23 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

5.42amL Weighed and proceeded S42W 12 knots.

6.25am: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 7½ fathoms. [Off Koma Island.]

8.0pm: Pioneer closed and anchored. Divers clearing inlets. Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Exercised control parties at director firing. Training class at boat sailing instruction.

3.0pm: Childers arrived with fresh meat.

4.55: Pioneer weighed and proceeded.

5.25: Pioneer reported herself aground.

5.33pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.51pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 17 fathoms.

6.0pm: "Childers" closed. Darken ship. Night defence.

8.0pm: Standing by Pioneer.

8.45pm: Pioneer floated off. Childers proceeded.

9.00pm: Pioneer anchored.

9.17pm: Proceeded N45W.

9.35pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 19 fathoms. Koma N59W Pemba N39W


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24 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

5.38am: Weighed. Proceeded S42W 12 knots.

7.30am: Tirene Buoy abeam.

7.44am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 9 fathoms. "Laconia" in harbour.

8.15am: Collier SS Corinthia secured alongside.

8.30am: Commenced coaling.

9.10am: “Hyacinth” arrived.

10.30am: Received from Hyacinth 1 Maxim Gun, 2000 rounds of .303 ammunition lent to Mersey.

11.0am: Finished coaling with 222 tons.

11.50am: "Pyramus” arrived.

11.51am: Collier slipped and anchored.

pm: Received fresh meat from Laconia. Hands cleaning ship. "Pioneer" arrived and anchored.

2.15pm: Received 2 3pounder guns from Pioneer.

3.40pm: Weighed and proceeded N41W.

6.20pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 30 fathoms. Hatambara N65W Koma W


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25 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

12.30am: Sighted Red and White Lights N81½ W.

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded S42W 12 knots.

6.23am: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 9½ fathoms. Sent mails to "Childers."

9.0am: "Fly" came alongside with fresh meat from Laconia. Divers cleaning inlets. Lined support guns on “Fly.”

5.45pm: Weighed. Proceeded N39W 12 knots.

6.26pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 27 fathoms. Niororo Island S56E 10.1 miles.


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26 June 1915

At Rufiji Delta

Lat -7.5, Long 39.4

5.40am: Weighed.

5.45am: Proceeded. Course as requisite for passing to the North of Koma Island.

6.33am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 9¾ fathoms. [Pemba Juu S32E 4½ cables.]

9.0am: Divers employed cleaning inlets. Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.35pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite to clear Pemba Juu and to close Fly.

5.10pm: Fly came alongside with fresh provisions.

5.30pm: Proceeded.

6.20pm: Came to with port anchor in 28 fathoms. Niororo S56E 10.2 miles.


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27 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded 12 knots S40W.

6.40am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 7¼ fathoms.

12.30pm: "Echo" closed and anchored.

4.30pm: "Fly" closed and anchored. Received fresh meat.

5.34pm: Weighed and proceeded N42W 12 knots.

6.25pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 31 fathoms. Niororo Island S58E 10.1 miles.


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28 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

5.27am: Commenced to weigh.

5.45am: Proceeded S42W 15 knots.

7.38am: Tirene Buoy abeam.

7.50am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 7 fathoms. In harbour { Laconia, Trent, Severn, Mersey.

8.10am: Hyacinth arrived and anchored.

8.25am: Collier SS Clifton Hall came alongside.

8.35am: Commenced coaling.

am: Received filled sand bags from dhows. (1200)

10.45am: Finished coaling with 180 tons.

11.45am: Collier slipped and proceeded. Hands cleaning ship and embarking sandbags.

pm: Received from Tug Joliffe 100 ammunition bags lent to Monitors.

2.0pm: Received fresh meat from Laconia.

3.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.30pm: Came to with port anchor in 30 fathoms. Niororo Island S58E 10 miles.


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29 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

5.34am: Weighed and proceeded S38W 12 knots.

6.12am: Came to with starboard anchor in 10½ fathoms.

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and rigging diving boat.

10.0am: Hands employed rigging sand bag defence. Divers cleaning inlets.

11.30am: "Childers" came alongside.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 50.

5.33pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.27pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 31 fathoms. Niororo Island S56E 10 miles.


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30 June 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded S40W.

6.10am: Stopped and came to with port anchor in 8 fathoms. Hands cleaning ship and rigging diving boat.

am: Divers employed cleaning seacocks. Training class at gunnery instruction. Remainder of hands employed refitting boat’s falls and as requisite.

3.0pm: Childers secured alongside. 1 Rating returned from hospital.

5.35pm: Weighed and proceeded N62E.

6.27pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 30 fathoms.



LOGS FOR JULY 1915


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[LHS of front cover of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of log book]

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[Fuel consumption information]


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1 July 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

5:30am: Weighed and proceeded S42W 12 knots.

6.05am: Came to with starboard anchor in 12 fathoms. [Off Koma Island]

6.45am: Hands cleaning ship. Divers cleaning seacocks.

9.0am: Exercised control parties. Training class to gunnery instruction. Remainder of hands scraping mess decks. 4.30pm: "Childers" secured alongside.

5.35pm: Weighed and proceeded N68E 10 knots.

6.24pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 31 fathoms. Niororo Island S55E 10.2 miles.


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2 July 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

5.15am: Commenced weighing.

5.31am: Proceeded S40W 12 knots.

6.19am: Came to with port anchor in 7 fathoms. [Off Koma Island.]

8.0am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.0am: Furled awnings. Divisions. Rigged hammock defence. General Quarters.

11.0am: Secured [from General Quarters]. Unrigged hammock defence. Respread awnings. Training class and 3 pounder gun’s crews to instruction. Hands employed preparing to hoist sheet anchor at stem.

4.10pm: Sighted smoke S48W.

4.13pm: “Childers” secured alongside.

4.25pm: Sighted smoke S46W.

5.05pm: Weighed. Let go sheet anchor and weighed at stem.

5.55pm: Proceeded N80E 8 knots.

6.44pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 28 fathoms. Niororo Island S58E 10 miles.


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3 July 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded S42W 12 knots.

7.35am: Tirene Buoy abeam.

7.53am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 9 fathoms. [At Tirene]

8.0am: In harbour { Hyacinth, Laconia, Laurentic, Trent, Mersey, Severn, Pyramus. Pioneer arrived. 4 Stoker Petty Officers and 1 ERA attended examination aboard Hyacinth.

10.0am: Received 2 Maxims from Hyacinth.

12.30pm: Pioneer sailed.

3.10pm: Laurentic and Pyramus sailed.

3.20pm: Lieutenant Bowle Evans RNVR joined ship from Mersey. Received 1 motor boat from Mersey.

3.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.37pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 8½ fathoms. Koma Island N32W, Niororo N89½E.

6.32pm: Weighed and proceeded N45E 10 knots.

7.0pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 26 fathoms. Niororo Island S69E 10.3 miles.


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4 July 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded S45W.

6.20am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 8½ fathoms.

10.0am: Mr. James Flynn Bosun of HMS Hyacinth for Childers noted for neglect of duty in not taking proper care of Government stores placed in his charge. This notification if made by order of the Commander in Chief Cape Station dated 3 July 1915 [signed] J. Flynn Bosun.

6.37pm: Proceeded N44E.

7.08pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Niororo Island S74E 10.4 miles.


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5 July 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded S60W 12 knots.

6.10am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 8 fathoms. Sent Mr Flynn and 11 ratings to Echo lent to Tug Revenger.

8.30am: "Childers" secured alongside.

9.30am: Exercised Maxim’s crews. Training class at instruction. Remainder of hands getting up armour and as requisite.

2.0pm: Hands preparing ship for action.

3.0pm: “Echo” and “Pickle” arrived.

4.10pm: “Revenger” arrived with 4 ratings returned to ship.

5.30pm: Duplex arrived and anchored.

10.20pm: "Severn" arrived and anchored.

10.30pm: "Mersey" arrived and anchored.


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6 July 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.7, Long 39.3

3.45am: "Duplex", "Childers" and "Echo" showed L'dg L's. [Leading lights?]

4.20am: "Mersey" and "Severn" proceeded up Kikunja Entrance to attack Konigsberg. Hyacinth and Pioneer closed Simba Uranga Entrance

5.30am: Commander in Chief and staff came on board. Broke Flag.

6.14am: Weighed and proceeded S69W speed as requisite astern of mine sweepers.

7.50am: Action stations. Ship and whalers fired on from shore - opened fire on banks - enemy gun silenced.

8.05am: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor veered to 2 shackles in 5½ fathoms. South Point Koma N29E 10.2 miles.

8.20am: Opened fire on Pemba. Carried on firing at Pemba and vicinity at intervals of about 5 minutes.

8.30am: Pyramus closed and anchored.

11.05am: Pyramus weighed and proceeded.

11.50am: Proceeded N23E speed as requisite. Echo, Childers and Fly sounding ahead.

11.53am: Ceased firing. Expended 78 rounds in all.

12.40pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 5½ fathoms.

1.45pm: "Childers" secured alongside. "Hyacinth" and "Trent" closed.

2.27pm: Commander in Chief and staff left ship. Flag struck and hoisted in Hyacinth.

4.07pm: Weighed and proceeded. Severn and Mersey proceeded out of Entrance.

5.24pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 20 fathoms. { Niororo S48E, Hatambara N74E, Koma S84E.


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7 July 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

5.31am: Proceeded N55E 15 knots.

7.10am: Tirene buoy abeam.

7.25am: Came to with port anchor in 8 fathoms. { Laurentic in harbour.

8.15am: Collier SS Clifton Hall secured alongside.

8.45am: Commenced coaling.

9.0am: Pyramus arrived.

10.0am: Duplex arrived.

11.25am: Laconia arrived.

11.27am: Hyacinth arrived.

12.30pm: Trent arrived.

1.40pm: Severn and Mersey arrived.

2.30pm: Completed coaling with 300 tons.

2.35pm: Clifton Hall slipped. Hands cleaning ship.

4.43pm: Weighed and proceeded. [Apparently anchored later.] Niororo S55E Shungumbili S14E.


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8 July 1915

Rufiji Vicinity

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

5.22am: Weighed and proceeded S53E.

6.52am: Rounded Tirene Buoy.

7.05am: Stopped and came to with port anchor in 8 fathoms. In harbour { Hyacinth, Laurentic, Laconia, Severn, Mersey, Trent.

10.0am: Let go sheet anchor from stern and weighed forward. Returned two 3 pounders to Pioneer.

1.0pm: Condemned and threw overboard 150lbs ships tobacco in tins.

2.0pm: Challenger arrived and anchored.

4.50pm: 1 rating rejoined ship from Challenger.

4.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.18pm: Came to with port anchor in 15 fathoms. { Niororo S52E, Shungumbili S14E


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9 July 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

5.18am: Weighed and proceeded 12 knots South.

6.52am: Alter course as requisite round Tirene Buoy.

7.10am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 8 fathoms. In [Tirene] harbour { Hyacinth, Challenger, Mersey, Trent, Laconia, Laurentic, Pioneer.

10.0am: Hands employed drawing stores from Challenger. Training class to torpedo instruction.

1.0pm: Childers and Collier SS Exmouth arrived.

3.0pm: Laurentic weighed and proceeded.

3.40pm: SS Clifton Hall proceeded.

4.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.43pm: Shungumbili abeam 1½ miles.

6.18pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 15 fathoms. { Niororo Island S53E, Shungumbili S14E.


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10 July 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

5.24am: Proceeded 12 knot South.

7.09am: Came to with port anchor in 9 fathoms. In [Tirene] harbour { Hyacinth, Laconia, Trent, Mersey, Severn, Challenger.

am: Pyramus arrived.

9.0am: "Severn" and "Mersey" proceeded to calibrate. Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.30am: Board for examination for Carpenter assembled on board Weymouth.

12.30pm: "Challenger” weighed and proceeded.

4.0pm: "Pyramus" weighed and proceeded.

6.0pm: Tug "Revenger" secured alongside.


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11 July 1915

At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.7, Long 39.3

5.15am: Manned Revenger from Weymouth.

6.45am: Lieutenant Bowle-Evans RNR and 1 rating joined ship from Mersey with motor boat.

7.50am: "Severn" "Mersey" and tugs proceeded.

8.30am: Commander in Chief came on board Weymouth. Broke "Flag."

7.0am: Hyacinth and Trent weighed and proceeded.

9.13am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.30am: Course and speed as requisite for closing Kikunja Entrance. Hyacinth and Pioneer closed Simba Uranga Entrance.

11.25am: Came to with port anchor in 3¼ fathoms.

12.0pm: Mersey and Severn entered Kikunja Entrance firing on banks

12.05pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for closing Kikunja Entrance. Whalers sounding ahead.

12.45pm: Opened fire on both banks.

12.55pm: Came to with port anchor in 5¾ fathoms. Anchor Bearings { S. Pt of Koma N29E 10.2 miles

1.15pm: Ceased firing on banks. Pyramus proceeded 3 miles up river.

1.15pm: Fired single shots at Pemba at intervals of about 5 minutes.

2.45pm: Pyramus proceeded out of river. Monitors report Konigsberg destroyed.

3.0pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for crossing bar.

3.35pm: Stopped. Monitors proceeding out of river.

4.0pm: Proceeded as requisite to close Severn. Cheered ship.

5.0pm: Set course S30E 19 knots.

5.53pm: Rounded Tirene Buoy.

6.07pm: Stopped and came to with port anchor in 5½ fathoms. [At Tirene.]

6.10pm: Sent Lieutenant Bowle Evans RNR and motor boat to Trent.

6.15pm: Commander in Chief left ship.

8.30pm: Crew of "Revenge" returned to ship.

9.30pm: Mersey and Severn arrived.


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12 July 1915

From Mafia Channel to Zanzibar and At Mafia Channel

Lat -7.9, Long 39.7

5.45am: Collier SS Kassala came alongside.

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

10.30am: Discharged 1 Wireless/Telegrapher rating to Pioneer.

11.30am: Commander in Chief's Flag broken in Challenger.

12.10pm: Hyacinth sailed.

12.45pm: Finished coaling with 500 tons. 1 signal rating discharged to Challenger.

1.04pm: Collier shoved off.

1.15pm: Weighed and proceeded alongside Laconia.

1.32pm: Secured alongside. Received 1 magazine cooling plant and paymasters and engineers stores.

3.10pm: Slipped. Proceeded course N19W.

9.30pm: Sighted Chumbe Light N22.5W.

11.50pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 10 fathoms. Hospital Light S68E 470 yards.


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13 July 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

am: Hands cleaning ship. Discharged Sub Lieutenant Lowther RNR to Duplex.

12.30pm: Fly arrived and anchored.

1.0pm: Gave leave. Landed patrol.

5.40pm: Collier SS Murfield arrived.

7.0pm: Sub Lieutenant N. Macqueen RNR joined ship.


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14 July 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

am: Hands employed painting ships side and getting up ammunition. Received engineers and paymaster’s stores. Returned empties.

4.0pm: "Fly" weighed and proceeded.

7.15pm: Hyacinth sailed.


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15 July 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

am: Hands cleaning ship, painting guns and ship’s side, getting up ammunition and 6” Lyddite, unfusing shell.

pm: Canteen leave to watch.


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16 July 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

am: Hands employed about ammunition and cleaning ship. Divers cleaning main inlets. Hands employed landing 200 rounds of Lyddite and 88 shrapnel and 288 charges. Hands scraping and painting ship’s side.

1.0pm: Canteen leave to watch.

3.15pm: Laconia arrived.


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17 July 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.55am: Collier SS Exmouth came alongside.

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

9.30am: Ammunition lighter came alongside. Received back 200 lyddite and 200 charges (6”).

11.40am: Finished coaling.

1.0pm: Collier SS Exmouth slipped and proceeded.

3.45pm: Trent, Severn, Mersey and tugs arrived and anchored.

5.40pm: Pickle sailed.

7.0pm: Received empty cartridge cases for transport to Malta from Blackcock.


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18 July 1915

From Zanzibar to Aden and at Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.30am: Pyramus arrived and anchored.

9.20am: Divisions. Commander in Chief came on board to say goodbye.

9.40am: Commander in Chief left.

9.45am: Prayers.

10.30am: SR Baker (Mate E) joined ship from Severn for Passage.

1.0pm: Received mails from Challenger. Weighed and proceeded 14 knots course as requisite.

2.07pm: Mungopani abeam.

3.06pm: Mwana Mwana Light abeam.

7.06pm: Kegamacha Light abeam 7 miles.


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19 July 1915

From Zanzibar to Aden

Lat -1.8, Long 42.5

8.30am: Passed M.M. Steamer Longson.

am: Marines at signal instruction. Training class at torpedo instruction.


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20 July 1915

From Zanzibar to Aden

Lat 2.6, Long 46.5

am: Division, prayers, physical drill. Exercised action. Training class at torpedo instruction. Hands cleaning ship and refitting.


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21 July 1915

From Zanzibar to Aden

Lat 8.4, Long 50.6

am: Hands cleaning ship and refitting gear. Training class at torpedo instruction.

4.15pm: Sighted land on starboard bow.


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22 July 1915

From Zanzibar to Aden

Lat 12.2, Long 49.8

8.38am: Ras Tiluk abeam.

9.45am: Passed SS City of Barodu.

10.0am: Hands cleaning paintwork and guns. Training class at torpedo and signal instruction.

3.40pm: Passed SS Amazon.

7.0pm: Passed SS Zoroaster.


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23 July 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

7.20am: Sighted Aden N51W.

9.0am: Came to with port anchor in 5 fathoms, secured stern to No 3 buoy. Ships in harbour: Urousa (Russian), Empress of Asia, Northbrook, Minto.

6.40pm: Juno and Philand arrived. Discharged 1 AB to “Guildford Castle.”


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24 July 1915

From Aden to Suez

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

6.30am: Commenced coaling from lighters.

11.50am: Finished coaling with 363 tons.

[11.58]am: Slipped from buoy. [Time given as 10.58 must be wrong.]

12.02pm: Weighed and turned.

12.20pm: Proceeded.

2.54pm: Saddle Peak abeam 8.5 miles.

3.20pm: Passed SS Huntsman.

5.45pm: Sighted Perim N67W.

6.25pm: “Venus” in Perim.

7.05pm: Balfe Point Light abeam 1.5 miles.


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25 July 1915

From Aden to Suez

Lat 15.5, Long 41.8

2.07am: Abu Ail Light abeam 1 mile.

7.07am: Sighted Zebayu Island N8W.

9.10am: Passed Armadale Castle.

11.52am: Alter course as requisite for closing dhows and going alongside them. Boarded and examined dhows – Correct.

12.0pm: Fired 2 blank 3 pounder rounds.

1.0pm: Passed SS Bandra.

2.0pm: Watch employed turning coal along upper deck.

3.30pm: Passed SS Aqarpenos.

5.0pm: Washed down upper deck.

8.35pm: Passed SS Media.


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26 July 1915

From Aden to Suez

Lat 19.3, Long 39.3

4.40am: P&O outward mail passed.

9.0am: Hands turning coal along upper deck and as requisite. Passed SS Chitka, Helems, Haura, Ameral Osley [?] all bound South.

1.30pm: Passed SS Melford Hall and Cambria.

4.15pm: Passed SS Groeswen. Passed SS Caspian.

5.50pm: Passed SS Begonia bound South.

9.0pm: Passed 3 ships bound South.


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27 July 1915

From Aden to Suez

Lat 23.5, Long 36.8

1.45am: Passed SS Glen Logan steering North.

6.0am: Passed SS Ploughwell.

am: Watch employed trimming coal along upper deck, remainder of hands as requisite.

pm: washed down upper deck.

1.20pm: Alter course to close Dutch steamer Roepat bound South.

6.30pm: Passed steamer bound South.

8.28pm: Daedalus Light abeam 7 miles

10.30pm: Passed hospital ship Guildford Castle bound North.


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28 July 1915

From Aden to Suez

Lat 27.4, Long 34.1

1.15am: Passed steamer bound South.

4.45am: Brothers Light abeam 4.5 miles.

5.45am: Passed Dutch steamer bound South.

7.15am: Passed steamer bound North.

9.0am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Exercised submarine defence drill. Hands refitting and as requisite.

10.43am: Made Shadwan Island N52W.

10.50am: Passed Dutch Steamer Egelires bound South.

11.55am: Passed Dutch steamer Bengolen bound South.

12.25pm: Shadwan Lighthouse abeam 3.5 miles.

1.50pm: Passed SS Uganda bound North.

pm: Watch employed trimming coal along upper deck.

5.05pm: Passed Greek Steamer bound South.

6.36pm: Ras Gharib abeam 3 miles.

8.40pm: Passed steamer bound South.

9.00pm: Passed City of Marseilles bound South.

9.55pm: Passed SS Min bound South.

10.36pm: Zafarana Light abeam distance 4 miles.


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29 July 1915

From Aden to Suez and at Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

1.15am: Passed Rotterdam Lloyd steamer bound South.

1.50am: Passed Italian steamer bound South.

3.11am: Newport Rock Light abeam.

3.20am: Stopped. Himalaya in canal.

4.25am: Pilot came on board.

5.08am: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for Suez Canal.

7.30am: Passed Genelfe Station. 17 knots through Bitter Lakes.

10.45am: Passed RF Peguin at anchor.

1.02pm: Passed Gure de Kantara.

3.35pm: Passed French steamer Caucace fast to West Bank.

4.50pm: Ship secured to No 9 Buoys. "Proserpine" in harbour.


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30 July 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

5.45am: Coal lighters came alongside.

6.25am: Commenced coaling ship (Native labour.)

11.50am: Finished coaling with 1020 tons.

pm: hands cleaning ship and preparing for sea. Leave granted. Landed canteen patrol.


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31 July 1915

From Port Said to Malta

Lat 32.3, Long 31.3

4.40am: RF St. Louis arrived.

5 46am: Slipped and proceeded as requisite.

6.19am: Outer buoy abeam. Started zigzag course making good N1E.

7.05pm: Passed steamer bound Alexandria.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915


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[LHS of front cover of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of log book]

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[Fuel consumption information, blank but dated 1st Sep. 1915]


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1 August 1915

From Port Said to Malta

Lat 33.8, Long 23.4

10.37am: Passed SS Langholm bound East.

11.15am: Stopped and as requisite. Boarded SS Dyatalance. (ex Rebenfels) bound East Position { 33 50N 23 32E.

11.40am: Proceeded.


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2 August 1915

From Port Said to Malta

Lat 36.0, Long 15.3

5.30am: Passed SS Banca bound East.

6.50am: Passed SS Tjissondari bound East.

7.0am: Passed SS Atreus bound East.

10.20am: Passed barque and sloop in tow of tug.

10.30am: Passed HMS Jonquil steering East.

11.30am: Passed HMS Aquarius and E2 steering East.

12.40pm: Sighted Malta on port bow.

2.05pm: Course and speed as requisite for entering Grand Harbour.

3.0pm: Secured to No 4 Buoy.

6.28pm: Lord Nelson left harbour.


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3 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

6.40am: Monitor No. 20 proceeded.

9.0am: Dockyard party on board. Hands employed refitting, drawing stores and as requisite. Discharged 2 ratings to hospital.

4.0pm: Discharged 2 ratings to Castille.

4.30pm: Leave granted.


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4 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

7.30am: RF Jules Fury left harbour.

9.30am: Slipped and proceeded alongside "Dartmouth" - alongside dockyard. RF Paris arrived. Sent OOG. Hands employed drawing stores.

10.30am: Harrier secured alongside.


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5 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed getting up torpedoes and discharging to dockyard.

5.0pm: Special leave to watch.


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6 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

1.0am: Sent escort to main gate for prisoner.

9.0am: Hands employed unfusing and getting up lyddite and discharging ammunition.

10.0am: Court of Enquiry held on board into death of AB H Scolten of Monitor No 17.

11.20am: Court closed.

4.0pm: General leave to starboard watch to 7 am Monday.


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7 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.0am: Harrier slipped and proceeded alongside jetty.

am: Hands employed unfusing and discharging shell, refitting, and as requisite.


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8 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

6.30.0am: Hands employed unfusing and disembarking shell.

9.30am: Hands piped down.

3.0pm: Discharged Mr Baker, Acting Mate (E) for passage home.


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9 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.30am: Shifted ship under 20 Ton crane for hoisting out and examining mountings of 6" gun.

1.0pm: Lifted 9D, Pii and Piii guns.

5.0pm: Lifted and examined Pi and Fx guns.


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10 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

6.0am: Hands employed getting up coaling stay and cleaning upper deck.

6.20am: Tugs came alongside - shifted berth alongside "Dartmouth".

9.30am: Hands employed drawing stores, setting up coaling stay refitting and as requisite.

2.0pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.


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11 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

7.0am: Hands employed sweeping down decks and as requisite.

10.0am: Hands employed drawing stores and as requisite.

3 0pm: HMS Bristol sailed.


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12 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

6.30am: Discharged 2 prisoners to Detention Barracks. Read warrants No 52 and 53.

9.0am: Hands employed unloading ammunition at Ordnance Wharf, refitting and as requisite.



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13 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands cleaning upper deck and as requisite.

1.0pm: Tugs shifted ship to 20 ton crane as required for lifting Si, Sii and Siii guns.


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14 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

7.30am: Replaced Si and Sii guns.

am: Hands employed at ammunition wharf, surveying cable, refitting, and as requisite.

3.0pm: Submarine E7 entered dock.


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15 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

10.0am: Landed church parties.


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16 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed at ordnance wharf, refitting, surveying cable, and as requisite.


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17 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed returning and drawing stores and landing port cable for survey.

pm: Russian gunboat “Ursula” arrived. RF 'Krigniand' sailed. Discharged 1 Stoker rating to Egmont for Submarines. 1 Stoker rating joined ship from Egmont.


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18 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed landing cable, refitting, drawing stores and as requisite. Landed Marines for exercise in signals.

pm: Sent party to Bighi Hospital to assist embarking wounded.


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19 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed landing cable for survey, refitting, and as requisite.


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20 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed landing cable and as requisite. Read Warrant No 35. Sent 1 Maltese RNR fireman to Detention Barracks.

6.50am: Cornwallis arrived.

8.30am: Landed funeral party.


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21 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.10am: “Duncan” arrived.

10.30am: Discharged 1 Stoker rating to hospital.

pm: General leave to watch from 1.30pm to 6.30am Monday. Make and mend clothes.


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22 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

6.3am: 1 Monitor arrived.

7.30am: Monitor No 21 arrived.

9.0am: “Duncan” sailed. Church parties landed.

pm: Landed Canteen patrol.


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23 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Training class at instruction. Remainder of hands as requisite.


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24 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: RF D'Entrecasteaux arrived. Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

2.30pm: Engine Commander HH Ricketts joined ship.

4.30pm: Landed Funeral Party.


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25 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

6.30am: 1 rating joined ship from detention barracks.

9.30am: 2 GLiis joined ship. Training class at instruction. Hands employed refitting.

6.05pm: “London” arrived.

7.0pm: Read Warrant No 56.



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26 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed scraping ship’s side, cleaning cable lockers and as requisite.

10.0am: “London” sailed. Training class at instruction.


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27 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

7.0am: Monitor 22 arrived. Monitor 23 arrived.

am: Hands employed scraping ship’s side, refitting, and as requisite.

3.30pm: Discharged 1 corporal RMLI to transport.

4.30pm: Landed Funeral party.

6.30pm: Monitor 21 secured alongside.


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28 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

10am: Monitor 21 slipped.

10.15am: Sent fire party and engine to Naval Ordnance Wharf.


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29 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: Landed church parties.

pm: Leave to watch.

5.0pm: Landed Canteen patrol.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ea7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68446/ADM 53-68446-017_0.jpg)


30 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Training class at signal instruction. Marine signallers at instruction on Coradino. Hands scraping ships side, cleaning out cable lockers and as requisite.

pm: Leave to watch.


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31 August 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed as requisite refitting. Training class at signal instruction.

1.30pm: Engine Commander Milner discharged to Namui for passage to England.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915


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[LHS of front cover of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of log book]

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[Fuel consumption information, blank]


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1 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: One rating returned from Detention Barracks. Hands employed scraping ship’s side, refitting, and as requisite. Training classes at instruction.

pm: General Leave to watch from 5 pm to 7 am Saturday.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037eb1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-003_0.jpg)


2 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed scraping ship’s side, refitting, and as requisite. Training class at signal instruction.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037eb2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-003_1.jpg)


3 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed returning stores, refitting, and as requisite. Training class at instruction.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037eb3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-004_0.jpg)


4 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed chipping ship’s side, refitting, and as requisite.

pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital. General leave from 2pm to 7am Tuesday.

2.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

4.30pm: Landed canteen patrol.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037eb4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-004_1.jpg)


5 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: Landed church parties.

11.0am: Submarine B10 secured alongside.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037eb5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-005_0.jpg)


6 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed chipping ship’s side and chain blocks, and cleaning spirit room.

6.30pm: Discharged 1 Stoker to Monitor 22


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037eb6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-005_1.jpg)


7 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed clearing holds, scraping ship’s side, and as requisite.

11.0am: Landed patrol to search for absentee.

5.0pm: Leave to watch.

6.0pm: Landed canteen patrol.

pm: Discharged 1 Ships Corporal to Egmont to await passage. Landed patrol to search for absentees.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037eb7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-006_0.jpg)


8 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

6.0am: Read Warrants No 58 and 59. Discharge 2 ratings to detention barracks.

11.0am: Shifted ship alongside dockyard wall.

2.0pm: Hands employed scraping ship’s side and as requisite.

4.0pmt: Small fire in Monitor No 21. Leave to watch.

9.0pm: Small fire in Dockyard boat shed.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037eb8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-006_1.jpg)


9 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

6.30am: Jupiter arrived.

9.0am: "Beagle" and B10 slipped from alongside.

10.0am: Hands employed drawing and returning stores, scraping ship’s side, and as requisite.

11.0am: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital.

5.30pm: Read Warrant No 61 and 62.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037eb9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-007_0.jpg)


10 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

10.0am: Hands employed painting and cleaning out chain lockers and as requisite. Discharged 1 stoker to hospital.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037eba: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-007_1.jpg)


11 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: "Jupiter" in No. 4 Dock. Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

pm: General leave to watch to 8.30 am Monday.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ebb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-008_0.jpg)


12 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: Landed church parties.

5.30pm: Cornwallis sailed.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ebc: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-008_1.jpg)


13 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: "Hussar" secured alongside.

10.0am: Hands employed scraping ship’s side, drawing stores and as requisite.

11.30am: Landed Marine signallers and drummers for instruction.

2.30pm: RF Jules Ferry arrived.

6.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to E14.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ebd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-009_0.jpg)


14 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

10.0am: Hands scraping and redleading ship’s side, refitting, cleaning out chain lockers and as requisite.

10.0pm: Discharged 1 Chief Petty Officer for passage home.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ebe: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-009_1.jpg)


15 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

10.0am: Hands employed scraping ship’s side, refitting, and as requisite.



4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ebf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-010_0.jpg)


16 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

10.0am: Hands employed scraping ship’s side, drawing stores, refitting, and as requisite.

pm: Sent party to ordnance wharf.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ec0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-010_1.jpg)


17 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed drawing and returning stores, scraping and redleading ship’s side, and as requisite. Sent party to ordnance wharf. Discharged 1 rating to hospital.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ec1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-011_0.jpg)


18 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: Landed ordnance party.

10.0am: Hands employed scraping ship’s side, refitting, and as requisite.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ec2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-011_1.jpg)


19 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Landed church parties.

pm: 1 Stoker rating joined ship from Monitor No 22.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ec3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-012_0.jpg)


20 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: Landed funeral party. (100 men)

10.0am: Dartmouth secured alongside. Hands employed scraping ship’s side, refitting, and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed scraping and painting ship’s side, refitting, drawing and returning stores and as requisite. Landed ordnance party.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ec4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-012_1.jpg)


21 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

7.30am: “Foresight” and TB 17 arrived.

8.30am: “Corte” arrived.

9.0am: Court of Enquiry assembled at 9.30 and postponed.

10.0am: Hands scraping and redleading ship’s side, refitting, drawing and returning stores and as requisite.

3.30pm: “Sentinel” and TB 29 arrived.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ec5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-013_0.jpg)


22 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

5.0am: Read Warrant No 65.

6.0am: Sentinel sailed. Skirmisher and TBN 18 arrived. Discharged 1 Stoker to Hospital.

9.0am: Court of Enquiry opened on board. Hands scraping and redleading ship’s side and as requisite. Signallers and buglers landed for instruction.

9.0pm: Foresight and Sentinel sailed.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ec6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-013_1.jpg)


23 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: Hands employed scraping and redleading ship’s side, drawing stores, and as requisite.

10.0am: E14 sailed.

11.0am: Buglers and Marine Signallers at instruction.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ec7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-014_0.jpg)


24 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed scraping and redleading ship’s side and gun shuttles, refitting, and as requisite.

5.0pm: Discharged 1 rating to Adamant for Subm. Usual leave to watch.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ec8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-014_1.jpg)


25 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed scraping and redleading ship’s side, painting out sail room and bosun’s stores and as requisite. Lost overboard by accident 100 lbs of beef.

1.0pm: General leave to watch to 6.30 am Monday.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ec9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-015_0.jpg)


26 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

6.30am: TB 043 sailed.

9.0am: Landed church parties.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037eca: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-015_1.jpg)


27 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed drawing stores, scraping and redleading ship’s side, painting bosun’s store room and as requisite.

3.0pm: “Terrible” arrived trooping.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ecb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-016_0.jpg)


28 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands scraping ship’s side, drawing stores, refitting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Read warrants No 66,67,68.

7.0pm: 1 Maltese dockyardman arrested, accused of stealing clothes from bathrooms.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ecc: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-016_1.jpg)


29 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

3.0am: 2 ratings brought on board under escort.

6.30am: Read warrant No 69. Discharged 1 rating to detention barracks.

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

11.0am: Marine signallers, buglers, and signal ratings landed for instruction.

4.30pm: 1 rating joined ship from Hospital.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ecd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68447/ADM 53-68447-017_0.jpg)


30 September 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

7.0am: “Terrible” sailed. Grasshopper, Racoon, and Bulldog arrived.

8.30am: "Mars" arrived.

am: Hands employed scraping and redleading, drawing stores and as requisite.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915


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[LHS of front cover of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of log book]

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[Fuel consumption information, blank but dated 1 Nov 1915]


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1 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed scraping and redleading ship’s side and as requisite.

2.30pm: “Exmouth” arrived.

3.0pm: General leave to watch from 5 pm till 7 am Monday.

4.0pm: Grasshopper, Bulldog and Racoon sailed.

5.0pm: “Magnificent” arrived.

5.30pm: “Harrier” sailed.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ed7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-003_0.jpg)


2 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.30pm: Read Warrant No 70. Discharged 1 rating to Detention Barracks.

11.0am: “Mars” sailed.

12.30pm: Hannibal arrived.

1.0pm: Discharged 1 Stoker to Hospital.

2.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

5.0pm: "Forward" and TB No. 30 arrived. Landed small Valetta patrol. Leave to part of watch to 10pm.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ed8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-003_1.jpg)


3 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Landed church parties.

6.0pm: “Forward” and TB 30 sailed.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ed9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-004_0.jpg)


4 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.30am: Discharged 1 Stoker rating to hospital. Hands employed cleaning ship.

11.30am: Dartmouth slipped from alongside.

5.0pm: Leave to watch.

6.30pm: Discharged 4 stoker ratings to hospital.

7.0pm: Hannibal and Mars sailed.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037eda: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-004_1.jpg)


5 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed chipping and scraping ship’s side and as requisite. Sent working party to Corrodino Grande.

11.0am: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

7.0pm: 5 absentees from Hannibal reported on board and were sent to Egmont.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037edb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-005_0.jpg)


6 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

2.0am: Sent escort for 1 Stoker rating.

7.30am: “Bacchante” arrived.

am: Hands employed scraping and redleading ship’s side and as requisite.

11.0pm: 2 absentees from Hannibal reported on board. Sent to Egmont.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037edd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-006_0.jpg)


7 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

7.0am: Hospital ship Hunslet arrived.

7.30am: Sent Funeral party to Bighi Hospital.

am: Hands employed scraping and redleading ship’s side and as requisite.

3.0pm: Hospital ship Hunslet sailed.

4.0pm: Hospital ship Marsiha arrived.

5.0pm: Usual leave to watch.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ede: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-006_1.jpg)


8 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: Basilisk sailed.

10.0am: Hands employed getting in provisions, scraping and redleading ship’s side and as requisite.

5.0pm: Usual leave to watch.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037edf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-007_0.jpg)


9 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: Working party to Corradino Recreation Ground.

10.0am: am: Hands employed scraping and redleading and as requisite.

1.0pm: General leave to watch. Hands make and mend clothes.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ee0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-007_1.jpg)


10 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: Landed church parties.

2.0pm: Scorpion arrived.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ee1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-008_0.jpg)


11 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed scraping and redleading ship’s side, refitting, and as requisite.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ee2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-008_1.jpg)


12 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.0am: Empty coal lighters for discharging coal came alongside.

9.30am: Sent signalmen to Corradino for instruction. Hands employed refitting, scraping and redleading ship’s side and as requisite.

3.0pm: Reverend W Fenn RN joined ship.

4.30pm: 1 Gunners Mate joined ship. Usual leave to watch. Read warrant No 71.

9.0pm: Fire at Marsa. Landed fire party.

9.30pm: Sent fire engine in whaler.

11.0pm: Fire extinguished.

11.20pm: Fire parties returned to ship.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ee3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-009_0.jpg)


13 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: Buglers and signal ratings landed for instruction.

10.0am: Hands employed drawing stores, chipping and redleading ship’s side and as requisite.

pm: Landed small patrol. Usual leave to watch.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ee4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-009_1.jpg)


14 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

6.30am: Read warrant No 72.

am: Hands employed scraping and redleading ship’s side and drawing stores.

5.0pm: Usual leave to watch.


4caf8cc8cadfd34197037ee5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-010_0.jpg)


15 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed drawing stores, scraping and redleading ship’s side and as requisite.

5.0pm: Landed canteen patrol. Usual leave to watch.


4caf8cc9cadfd34197037ee6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-010_1.jpg)


16 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed scraping and redleading ship’s side and as requisite.

11.30am: N.S.O. party removed 201 tons of coal from bunkers to lighters for test of bunkers.

1.0pm: General leave to watch.

3.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


4caf8cc9cadfd34197037ee7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-011_0.jpg)


17 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: Landed church parties.

10.25pm: Sent fire party to Marsa.

11.30pm: Fire party returned.


4caf8cc9cadfd34197037ee8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-011_1.jpg)


18 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

7.30am: 1 Stoker rejoined ship from Detention Barracks.

8.45am: Slipped from Dockyard Wall.

9.30am: Docked in No 2 Dock. Hands employed scraping ship’s bottom and as requisite. Sent party to ordnance wharf.

5.0pm: Special leave to watch.


4caf8cc9cadfd34197037ee9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-012_0.jpg)


19 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

7.30am: Italian TB Espero arrived.

9.0am: Hands cleaning out dock bottom, refitting and as requisite. Party employed at ordnance wharf.

10.30am: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

11.0am: Dartmouth sailed.

11.30am: Commenced inoculating ship's company.

3.30pm: Monitor N16 sailed.


4caf8cc9cadfd34197037eea: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-012_1.jpg)


20 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed at ordnance wharf, refitting, and as requisite.

4.0pm: Lieutenant HM Spreckley lent to HMGB California.

4.45pm: Espero sailed.

5.0pm: Usual leave to watch.


4caf8cc9cadfd34197037eeb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-013_0.jpg)


21 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

6.30am: Read warrants No 73 and 74.

am: Landed ordnance party. Hands employed scraping funnels, refitting, and as requisite.

3.0pm: Discharged 1 Stoker rating to hospital.

5.30pm: Discharged Lieutenant Gregory to SS Scotian for Chatham.


4caf8cc9cadfd34197037eec: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-013_1.jpg)


22 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

6.30am: Discharged 1 rating to Detention Barracks. Read warrant No 75.

9.30am: Landed ordnance party. Remainder of hand employed as requisite.

5.0pm: Usual leave to watch.


4caf8cc9cadfd34197037eed: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-014_0.jpg)


23 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.30am: Hands employed drawing cable slips and shackles. Remainder of hands drawing stores.

1.0pm: General leave to watch to 6.30 am Monday. Make and mend clothes.


4caf8cc9cadfd34197037eee: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-014_1.jpg)


24 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: Landed church parties.

pm: Leave to part of watch.


4caf8cc9cadfd34197037eef: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-015_0.jpg)


25 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

7.30am: Exmouth sailed.

9.0am: Hands employed at ordnance wharf, drawing stores, scraping funnels and as requisite.

11.0am: Marine drummers and signalmen landed at Corradino.

3.0pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

4.30pm: 1 AB rejoined ship from hospital. Usual leave to watch.


4caf8cc9cadfd34197037ef0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-015_1.jpg)


26 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

7.0am: Terrible arrived.

9.30am: Hands employed drawing stores and as requisite.

11.0am: Discharged 1 signal rating to hospital.

5.0pm: Usual leave to watch.


4caf8cc9cadfd34197037ef1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-016_0.jpg)


27 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

6.0am: Read Warrant no 76. Discharged 1 AB to Detention Barracks.

8.30am: Mars arrived.

9.30am: Beagle sailed.

10.30am: Hands employed at ordnance wharf, drawing stores and as requisite.

5.0pm: Usual leave to watch. Landed canteen patrol.


4caf8cc9cadfd34197037ef2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68448/ADM 53-68448-016_1.jpg)


28 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

10.30am: Discharged one stoker to hospital.

4.30pm: Terrible sailed. 4 stoker ratings returned from Hannibal. Usual leave to watch.


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29 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

7.0am: Read warrant No 76.

7.30am: Sent 1 stoker rating to hospital.

9.30am: Hands employed at ordnance wharf, drawing stores, refitting, and as requisite.

3.0pm: Discharged 1 LS telegraphist to Mars.

5.0pm: Usual leave to watch.

6.30pm: Mars and Hannibal sailed.


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30 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

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

1.0pm: Leave to watch. Make and mend clothes.


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31 October 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.30am: Landed church parties.

9.0am: Kinfauns Castle arrived.

1.0pm: Leave to watch.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915


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[LHS of front cover of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of log book]

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[Fuel consumption information, blank]

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[Barometer and thermometer information]

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1 November 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.0am: Commenced flooding dock. RIMS Clemcecas arrived.

10.0am: Undocked ship.

10.30am: Secured alongside Burmola Wharf.

2.0pm: Hands employed painting mess decks and as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to watch.


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2 November 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.30am: HMBG California arrived. Lieutenant HM Spreckley returned to ship.

10.0am: Hands employed drawing stores, painting down aloft, and as requisite.

2.0pm: Hands employed painting down aloft and provisioning ship.

5.0pm: Usual leave to watch.


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3 November 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.30am: Hands employed painting ship’s side and as requisite.

5.0pm: Usual leave to watch.


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4 November 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.30am: Hands employed getting in and storing cable, drawing stores, and as requisite.

11.0am: Read warrant No 78.

3.0pm: 1 Seaman returned from Detention Barracks.

5.0pm: Usual leave to watch.


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5 November 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.30am: Hands employed stowing able and as requisite.

11.0am: Finished inoculation of ship's company for enteric.

2.0pm: Hands employed drawing new shackle of cable, refitting, and as requisite.

4.30pm: 1 rating rejoined from hospital.

5.0pm: Usual leave to watch.


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6 November 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

10.0am: Hands employed getting in cable and as requisite.

1.0pm: General leave to watch. Make and mend clothes.

5.0pm: Read warrants No 79 and 80.

7.0pm: Leave to part of watch.

9.0pm: Landed fire party at La Maison ASC stores.


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7 November 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

3.30am: Stokers fire party returned on board.

8.30am: Relief fire party sent to fire.

10.30am: Landed Demolition party.

1.0pm: General leave to watch.

4.0pm: Relief fire party left ship.

6.30pm: Second relief fire party returned to ship.

7.30pm: Relief fire party left ship.

9.35pm: 3rd Relief fire party returned to ship.


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8 November 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

3.30am: Sent escort to Custom House for prisoner.

9.20am: Commenced coaling ship. (native labour)

10.30am: Hands employed at ordnance wharf.

4:30pm: HMM Earl of Peterborough sailed.

5.30pm: Finished coaling with 890 tons.

6.30pm: Usual leave to watch.


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9 November 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.10am: Oil lighter came alongside.

1.0pm: Ammunition lighter came alongside. Hands employed embarking ammunition.

5.0pm: Usual leave to watch.


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10 November 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: Hands employed embarking ammunition, reeving boats’ falls and as requisite.

12.30pm: Read warrants No 81 and 82.

1.0pm: Received 242 tons of oil fuel.

2.0pm: Hands employed as in forenoon and drawing warheads.

3.0pm: Discharged 2 seamen to detention barracks.

4.30pm: Watch embarking ammunition.

5.0pm: Landed canteen patrol. Usual leave to watch.

6.30pm: Implacable arrived.


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11 November 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.20am: Provision lighter came alongside. Hands employed embarking ammunition and provisioning ship.

4.30pm: Dockyard divers employed recovering suction hose. Usual leave to watch.


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12 November 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

10.0am: Hands employed provisioning ship and as requisite.

2.0pm: Hands employed refitting, provisioning ship and as requisite.

6.0pm: Usual leave to watch.


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13 November 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands hoisting in and striking down torpedoes, painting and scraping and as requisite.

1.0pm: General leave to watch.

2.0pm: 1 stoker returned from detention.


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14 November 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: Landed church parties.

10.0am: Implacable sailed.

1.0pm: General leave to watch.


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15 November 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

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

pm: Hands employed striking down torpedoes and as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Landed picket.

5.0pm: Usual leave to watch.


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16 November 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

2.0am: Sent escort to tug “Plaza” for 1 fireman RNR. Placed under sentries charge.

am: Hands employed getting in and stowing anchors.

5.0pm: Usual leave to watch.


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17 November 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

6.30am: Hands employed drawing boats and as requisite.

10.0am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

11.0am: Landed marine signalmen and buglers at Corradino.

5.0pm: Usual leave to watch.


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18 November 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed painting ship.

2.0pm: Hands painting ship, drawing stores and as requisite.

5.0pm: Landed canteen patrol. Usual leave to watch.


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19 November 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Hands employed drawing stores, refitting, and as requisite. Hibernia, Zealandia, and Russell arrived.

5.0pm: Usual leave to watch.


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20 November 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

7.30am: Slipped from Wharf.

8.0am: Secured ship alongside Borter Wharf for Basin trial.

9.0am: “Staunch” arrived. Hands employed hoisting and stowing Caley rafts and as requisite.

1.0pm: Read Warrant No 83. 1 Electrician discharged to Detention Barracks. Hands employed about boats.

5.0pm: Usual leave to watch.


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21 November 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

6.30am: Hibernia and Zealandia sailed.

9.30am: Landed church parties.

12.0pm: Staunch sailed.

1.0pm: Leave to watch.


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22 November 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

3.20am: Heavy squall with rain and lightning.

4.30am: Very heavy rain and vivid lightning.

9.0am: Hands preparing for sea and cleaning mess deck.

11.15am: Exercised General Quarters.

4.30pm: “Rattlesnake” sailed. Landed canteen patrol. Special leave to watch.


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23 November 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

7.40am: Coal lighters came alongside.

8.15am: Started coaling. Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

10.20am: Amethyst sailed.

10.40am: Finished coaling 180 tons.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship, drawing stores and as requisite.

3.0pm: Discharged 2 ratings to Bighi Hospital.

5.0pm: Special leave to watch.


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24 November 1915

From Malta to Taranto and at Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.16am: Secured. Hands preparing for sea. 1 rating rejoined from hospital.

11.40am: Slipped and proceeded with tug.

11.55am: Commenced working up [to speed] for trial.

12.0pm: Breakwater abeam. Focsle guns manned.

12.10pm: Commenced Zig Zag.

1.45pm: Carried out trial of Anti Aircraft Gun.

2.0pm: Finished trial, working down to 15 knots.

2.45pm: As requisite for entering harbour. Dropping dockyard party and lecturers in Bighi Bay.

3.10pm: Passed Breakwater, Course N73E 20 knots.

3.25pm: Course as requisite for swinging ship.

6.46pm: Spadaro Light abeam 15 miles.


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25 November 1915

At Malta to Taranto and at sea

Lat 40.6, Long 17.2

4.53am: Cape Colonne N50W, Cape Rizzuto N78W.

10.56am: Proceeded as requisite for harbour.

11.15am: Stopped. Italian officer came on board.

11.30am: Proceeded entering harbour.

12.05pm: Stopped secured to No IV Buoy. In harbour { Queen, London, Duncan, Prince of Wales.

9.0pm: 1 Italian officer arrived on board for passage. 1 Italian Signalman joined ship.


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26 November 1915

From Taranto to Brindisi at sea

Lat 39.8, Long 18.5

6.43am: Proceeded as requisite.

7.25am: San Vito Light N38E 5 miles. Set course S42E.

9.50am: Gallipoli Light N40E.

12.50pm: “Pepe,” Italian TBD took station ahead.

3.50pm: As requisite for entering Brindisi Harbour.

4.30pm: Stopped. Secured to No 2 and 3 Buoys. “Dublin” in harbour.


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27 November 1915

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

8.45am: Collier SS Dalton came alongside.

10.0am: Commenced coaling.

4.45pm: “Topaze” arrived.

5.25pm: Finished coaling with 377 tons.


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28 November 1915

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

3.0am: Heavy snow and rain.

10.0am: Steam at 2 hours’ notice. Hands preparing ship for sea.


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29 November 1915

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

2.0am: Steam at instant notice.

10.0am: Exercised control parties. Remainder of hands employed as requisite. Steam at 2 hours’ notice.

11.0am: Read warrants 86 and 87.

2.0pm: Make and mend clothes.


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30 November 1915

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

2.0am: Steam at instant notice.

9.20am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Instruction at control table. Remainder of hands cleaning ship and as requisite.

10.00am: Steam at 2 hours’ notice.

7.30pm: Steam at instant notice.

9.30pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

10.10pm: Waiting for convoy.

10.52pm: Proceeded N48E 9 knots with 3 destroyers, convoying steamer Epiro. Destroyers { Schiaffino Pepe Espero



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915


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[LHS of front cover of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of log book]

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[Fuel consumption information, blank]

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[Barometer and thermometer information]


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1 December 1915

At Sea and Brindisi

Lat 41.4, Long 19.0

1.30am: Commenced Zig Zag. Schiaffino and Espero took station astern.

3.0am: Pepe and SS Epiro parted company.

4.30am: Schiaffino and Espero parted company.

10.30am: Italian “Peppe” closed.

10.45am: Sighted enemy submarine NNE.

10.50 Alter course. Full speed towards submarine. Fired one round. Submarine dived. Alter course 16 points [90 degrees]

11.20am: Pepe parted company.

3.20pm: Pedagne Rocks Light S42W.

4.20pm: Secured to No 2 and 3 buoys. British ships in harbour: Dublin, Dartmouth, Topaze. Watch receiving slip ropes. Steam at 2 hours’ notice.

9.0pm: Ship in emergency Routine. Steam at 15 minutes notice.


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2 December 1915

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

2.0am: Steam at instant notice.

10.0am: Steam at 6 hours’ notice.

10.30am: Collier SS Dalton secured alongside.

12.30pm: Commenced coaling.

6.20pm: Finished coaling with 360 tons.


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3 December 1915

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

2.45am: Topaze sailed.

6.15am: Collier slipped and proceeded. Hands cleaning ship.

3.0pm: Special leave to part of watch. Leave to CPOs and POs.

5.0pm: Read warrant No 90.

9.0pm: Steam at 15 minutes notice.


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4 December 1915

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and rigging coaling stay.

12.10pm: Steam at 2 hours’ notice.

4.30pm: Topaze arrived in inner harbour.

6.0pm: Steam at 15 minutes notice. Darkened ship. Part of watch closed up at guns.

7.0pm: Commandante Slaghek came on board.


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5 December 1915

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

7.30am: Unshackled cable and rove slip ropes.

8.0am: Commandante Slaghek left ship.

10.56am: Dartmouth arrived in Inner harbour.

11.10am: Slipped and proceeded as requisite.

11.30am: Secured to Buoys H and I in outer harbour.

2.0pm: Make and mend clothes.

6.30pm: Steam at short notice.


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6 December 1915

At Brindisi and at Sea

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Exercised abandon ship stations and General Quarters.

1.0pm: Four Italian destroyers left harbour.

1.26pm: Slipped and proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving harbour. Ships in Company { Bixio Flag TBD Ardito TBD Animoso TBD Schiffino TBD Ardente.

4.30pm: Animoso and Ardito proceeded to Durazzo.

6.45pm: Sighted 1 Red Light and 1 flashing light on Starboard bow.

6.55pm: Flaming at 2nd funnel.

8.0pm: Flaming at funnel ceased.

8.10pm: Saseno Light S25E.

9 20pm: Sighted searchlight N87W below horizon.


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7 December 1915

At Sea and at Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

4.0am: Ardente parted company (defective boilers).

9.15am: Ardito and Animoso rejoined.

10.20am: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

10.40am: Secured to H and I Buoys Outer Harbour. Commandante Slaghek left ship.

12.0pm: Steam at 2 hours’ notice.

pm: Darkened ship. Part of watch at guns.


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8 December 1915

At Brindisi and at Sea

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

7.20am: Collier SS Dalton came alongside.

8.30am: Commenced coaling.

2.0pm: Finished coaling with 420 tons. Hands cleaning ship.

3.15pm: Collier slipped.

5.30pm: Lieutenant Schiff came on board.

6.10pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite.

6.41pm: a/c N71E. In company Bixio and TBD Audace and Schiaffino. Watch at night defence.


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9 December 1915

At Sea and at Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

[Various manoeuvres off Brindisi]

11.55am: Secured to No 2 and 3 Buoys. Dartmouth Outer Harbour; Dublin, Topaze Inner Harbour.

1.0pm: Received 5 ratings (prisoners) from Dublin under escort. "Bixio" returned to harbour.

4.30pm: 21 ratings joined ship from Dublin. Sent escort with prisoners from Dublin to Taranto. Discharged Mr Skinner (Gunner T) to Dublin for hospital.

6.30pm: Lieutenant C O Alexander and Mr Hogge, Clerk, joined ship from Dublin.

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10 December 1915

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

10.05am: Dublin sailed.

10.50am: Slipped in charge of tugs and secured to No 1 and 2 Buoys Inner Harbour.

2.0pm: Hands employed cleaning out boats and as requisite.

4.0pm: Reverend Fell discharged to Gallipoli.


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11 December 1915

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

am: Hands preparing for coaling and as requisite.

3.30pm: Collier SS Dalton came alongside.

9.0pm: Dartmouth, Quarto (Flag) and 5 Italian destroyers sailed.


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12 December 1915

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

8.45am: Completed coaling with 203 tons.

9.40am: Collier slipped. Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Supplied "Topaze" with 300 lbs of bread.

pm: Oil lighter came alongside. Received 30 tons of oil fuel.


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13 December 1915

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

10.19am: Slipped and proceeded as requisite for Outer Harbour.

10.35am: Secured to G and H Buoys Outer Harbour.

11.20am: Quarto (Flag), Dartmouth, Citta de Catania, and four destroyers arrived.

2.0pm: 4 ratings rejoined ship from Detention Barracks. 6 ratings joined ship from Royal Naval Base Chatham.

5.0pm: Darkened ship, stationed sentries and slipping party.


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14 December 1915

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

8.0am: Submarine I-21 arrived. Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Exercised control parties.

1.0pm: Italian destroyer Mosto secured alongside.

5.0pm: 5 drifters arrived.


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15 December 1915

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

10.0am: Shackled cable to buoy. Hands holystoning upper deck and as requisite.

11.30am: "Mosto" slipped and proceeded to Inner Harbour.

2.30pm: Steam at 2 hours’ notice.

7.0pm: E21 sailed.


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16 December 1915

At Brindisi and at Sea

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

10.0am: Hands cleaning out and refitting sailing gear of boats.

1.30pm: Supplied 240 lbs of bread to Topaze.

8.20pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite. Bixio, Nievo, Schiaffino in company and convoying SS Bunderi to San Giovanni di Medua escorted by ABBA Bouclier.


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17 December 1915

At sea

Lat 42.0, Long 18.7

4.30pm: Schiaffino having been in collision with Bixio returned to Brindisi escorted by Nievo.

9.45am: Passed wreckage.

12.15pm: Sighted smoke S10E.

12.38pm: Sighted 2 destroyers.

1.30pm: a/c S85E Nievo took station astern of Weymouth and Ardente astern of Bixio.

2.40pm: Sighted submarine on surface North 8 miles (41 57N 18 37E). Nievo chased. Submarine dived.

4.30pm: Bixio took station astern of Weymouth 6 cables, destroyers astern of Bixio.


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18 December 1915

At Sea and at Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

4.30am: Nievo parted company and proceeded to Brindisi.

7.0am: Sighted SS Brindisi and 2 TBDs ahead.

9.40am: Secured to No 1 and 2 Buoys.

1.0pm: Leave to watch. Engineer Captain came on board. Landed patrol.

3.50pm: Collier SS Dalton came alongside. Hands rigging collier and drawing stores from her.


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19 December 1915

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

6.45am: Commenced coaling.

10.30am: 1 Rating joined ship from Detention Barracks.

1.45pm: Completed coaling 510 tons.

3.45pm: Collier slipped and proceeded to the buoys.

6.30pm: 4 French destroyers arrived.


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20 December 1915

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

12.15am: Quarto and 3 destroyers arrived and secured in Inner Harbour.

7.30am: Topaze slipped and proceeded.

9.0am: “Vittorio Carnanuele” arrived in inner harbour. Sent 1 signalman to Baune for communication with “Gallipoli.” Sent hospital party to Dartmouth to land 1 rating.

1.30pm: Usual leave to watch.


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21 December 1915

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

9.06am: Dartmouth entered inner harbour and secured to 2 and 3 buoys.

9.35am: Slipped and proceeded as requisite for outer harbour.

9.50am: Secured to H and I Buoys.

10.50am: French TBD Mangini secured starboard side.

3.0pm: Italian cruiser Pergha sailed.

4.30pm: Topaze arrived.

6.10pm: Destroyer slipped and proceeded.

6.15pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite. Bixio and French TBDs in company.

8.14pm: Sighted Submarine on Starboard bow. Full speed a/c to port.

8.17pm: Fired 1 shot. Submarine challenged (French submarine). Resumed course N66E.

11.0pm: a/c S6W. French TBD Magini proceeded to San Giovanni de Medua.


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22 December 1915

At Sea and at Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

2.30am: Sighted 2 destroyers on port beam. Challenged - Answered.

8.30am: Sighted 2 Italian men of war, 3 destroyers and the SS Brindisi.

11.45am: Secured to G and H Buoys. Steam at 2 hours’ notice.

2.30pm: French TBD Casque secured alongside.


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23 December 1915

At Brindisi and at Sea

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

9.0am: Training classes at instruction.

4.30pm: Read warrant No 92.

8.0pm: SS Molfetta and Epiro sailed escorted by 3 destroyers.

9.0pm: Slipped and proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving harbour. Ships in Company { Bixio TBDs Casque Fourche Mangini Borlelier


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24 December 1915

At sea

Lat 41.5, Long 18.7

4.40am: Sighted hospital ship on Starboard bow.

5.28am: Casque and Fourche parted company.

3.50pm: Sighted 2 French destroyers on port bow. Quarters. Read warrant No 93.

4.20pm: 18 knots. Formed single line ahead. Casque and Fourche joined up.


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25 December 1915

At Sea and At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

2.35am: Sighted convoy on port bow – challenged, answered.

2.55am: SS Molfetta and escort passed ahead steering west.

7.0am: Sighted convoy SWxW.

11.0am: Secured to No 1 and 2 buoys.

5.0pm: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital ship.


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26 December 1915

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

7.50am: Secured Collier "Dalton" alongside.

8.45am: Commenced coaling.

9.0am: Topaze arrived. Received 2 ratings for Taranto from Dartmouth. 7 ratings left ship for passage home and 1 for detention.

4.30pm: Sent demolition party to SS “Brindisi” for San Giovanni de Medua. Sent Alexander 8 ratings, Chief Gunner and 4 ratings from “Dartmouth,” 4 ratings from “Queen.”

5.50pm: Finished coaling with 551 tons.

7.35pm: Cast off collier. Darkened ship.

8.0pm: “Dartmouth” sailed.


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27 December 1915

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

5.0pm: “Liverpool” arrived. Read warrant No 94.


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28 December 1915

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

am: Training class at gunnery instruction. Remainder refitting coaling gear, boats’ sails and as requisite.

1.0pm: Dartmouth and RN Quarto arrived.

2.0pm: Supplied 310 lbs of bread to Topaze.

5.0pm: Read warrants No 95 and 96.

8.25pm: 2 Absentees arrived on board in private boat (stolen).


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29 December 1915

At Brindisi and at sea

Lat 41.4, Long 18.4

7.35am: Dartmouth, Quarto, Casque, Mameluk, Bouclier, Lasquinet left harbour.

9.15am: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour in company with Bixio (Flag of RA Belloni) and TBD Mosto, Abba, Nievo, Pilo.

10.0am: Sighted Submarine on port bow.

11.50am: Sighted smoke NE: 2 TBDs sent on ahead.

1.30pm: TBDs 8 miles on port beam bombed by enemy aeroplane.

1.43pm: Sighted 1 cruiser "Sankt Georg" type, N53E 12 miles steering South. Sighted smoke SE.

2.09pm: Dartmouth S37E 12 miles steering West and engaging enemy - Quarto 5 miles astern of Dartmouth - 1 Enemy Cruiser (Novara Type) and 2 TBDs S16E 18 miles steering West.

3.51pm: Opened fire on Novara S46W 15000 yds steering NW.

4.08pm: Ceased fire.

4.46pm: Opened fire on Novara.

4.49pm: Ceased fire.

5.14pm: Opened fire on Novara.

5.18pm: Novara opened fire.

5.20pm: Bixio opened fire.

5.25pm: a/c NW - Novara S74W 7000 yds (estimated)

5.34pm: Bixio a/c to Starboard and ceased the action.

5.38pm: Novara bore West

5.50pm: Ceased fire owing to darkness. Novara N85W steering N35W

6.30pm: Challenged 2 TBDs on Starboard bow (Answered).

6.40pm: Bixio and 4 TBDs crossed bow steering East; challenged repeatedly but got no reply.


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30 December 1915

At Sea and at Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

9.30am: Secured to No 1 and 2 buoys.

3.0pm: Sent gun cotton and explosives from Liverpool on board SS Molfetta.

4.41pm: Liverpool left.

9.50pm: Collier SS St Andrew secured alongside.


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31 December 1915

At Brindisi and at sea

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

7.0pm: Hands employed rigging collier and loading up gun cotton for SS Manzanita.

7.20am: Commenced coaling ship.

11.35am: Finished coaling with 365 tons.

3.0pm: Slipped and proceeded to outer harbour.

3.30pm: Secured to H and I buoys.

6.20pm: SS Molfetta, Epiro and destroyer escort sailed.

8.0pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite out of harbour with Liverpool and TBDs Renaudin, Lucas, Abba and Nievo.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916


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[LHS of front cover of log book]

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[LHS of front cover of log book]

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[Fuel consumption information, blank but dated 1st Feb. 1916 and signed JB Crampion, Captain and SNO]


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1 January 1916

At sea

Lat 41.4, Long 19.2

5.40am: Sighted TBD Bory bearing West. Liverpool stationed 5 miles SW.

10.0am: Sighted Bory steering SW.

10.40am: Bory closed to receive orders and proceeded.

11.0am: Sighted 1 Italian and 1 Greek destroyer off Durazzo. Alter course N45E.

11.10am: 22 knots. Fired 1 round across bow of TBDs ordered Greek TBD to stop.

11.15am: Alter course East, ordered general chase. Course as requisite.

11.45am: Closed Greek TBD, ordered her to Brindisi escorted by Bory and Mosto.

12.30pm-1.0pm: Passed wreckage consisting of drums, round floats (glass), baskets, etc. and 2 large areas of oil.

1.30pm: Nieva N12E.

2.30pm: Abba N9W.

3.0pm: Liverpool and 3 TBDs astern.

3.50pm: Sighted Abba ahead.

4.30pm: Abba joined up.

5.30pm: Darkened ship. Gun watch closed up.


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2 January 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

6.10am: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

7.05am: Secured to Nos 1 and 2 buoys.

9.50am: Dartmouth proceeded to Outer Harbour. Hands employed ammunitioning ship.

11.45am: 14 Ratings of Admiral Troubridge's force came on board.

4.30pm: Completed ammunitioning ship.


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3 January 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

9.20am: Divisions, prayers. Read warrants No 98-9-100-1-2-3-4-5-6-7. Hands employed refitting and as requisite. Training class fusing shell.

11.0am: 8 prisoners and escort left for Taranto.

12.30pm: E12 and B10 arrived.

1.55pm: Admiral Sir Cecil Thursby arrived on board.

3.0pm: Collier SS St. Andrew secured alongside. Hands employed rigging collier.

5.15pm: Admiral Thursby left ship. Hands striking down ammunition.


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4 January 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

7.0am: Commenced coaling.

11.0am: Finished coaling with 340 tons.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship. Tested gun sights.


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5 January 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

7.30am: Sent 1 diver to Liverpool.

10.30am: Marine detachment inspected by Major of Marines from "Queen".

11.20am: French Rear Admiral came on board.

11.40am: French Rear Admiral left ship.

1.30pm: Mr Skinner (Gun T) and 3 ratings rejoined ship from Malta Hospital.

5.0pm: Rove ship ropes and unshackled from buoy.

9.0pm: Bixio and 3 Italian TBDs sailed. Dartmouth sailed.


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6 January 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

6.30am: Read Warrant No 108. Discharged 1 prisoner and 2 sick for passage to Malta.

9.0am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Exercise collision and abandon ship stations. Hands employed as requisite. Training class at instruction.

2.0pm: Store parties employed getting down stores from SS Kasala.

6,30pm: Finished getting stores.


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7 January 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

10.0am: Hands employed provisioning ship, painting boats, and as requisite.

11.30am: Submarine E12 secured alongside Dartmouth.

2.0pm: Part of the watch striking down provisions.

3.20pm: Store lighter came alongside. Watch getting in stores.

5.0pm: Read warrant No 109 and 110.

6.30pm: Finished striking down stores.


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8 January 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

6.50am: E12 sailed.

9.0am: Sent boats to bring survivors of RN Citta de Palermo on board (Palermo sunk by mine outside harbour).

Received on board 2 officers 35 NCOs and men from C di Palermo.

3.30pm: Landed survivors from C de Palermo.

6.0pm: Store lighter came alongside. Watch hoisting in and striking down stores...


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9 January 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

10.30am: Divine service.

2.0pm: Landed funeral party.


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10 January 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

2.0am: Submarine B10 sailed.

1.0pm: 8 ratings joined ship for Malta.

4.0pm: Collier St Andrew secured alongside. Read Warrant 112.

6.0pm: Hands rigging collier and preparing for coaling.


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11 January 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

6.55am: Commenced coaling.

8.45am: Finished coaling with 180 tons.

9.45am: Collier proceeded alongside Topaze.

10.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Working party ashore transporting stores.

5.0pm: Supplied Topaze with 250 lbs bread.


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12 January 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

9.0am: Hands employed painting ship’s side and drawing ammunition.

10.0am: "Liverpool" entered inner harbour.

10.30am: "Dartmouth" to outer harbour.

1.0pm: Hands painting ship, cleaning down aloft and getting in stores.

4.30pm: 1 Stoker PO and 15 Stoker ratings (RNR) joined ship.

5.30pm: Watch employed striking down ammunition.


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13 January 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship, rigging diving pump, scrubbing down funnels, and painting down aloft.

10.0am: Rear Admiral Bellini came on board to say goodbye to Captains of British ships.

10.30am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite. Divers cleaning main inlets and torpedo tubes.

2.0pm: Hand employed as in forenoon.

3.0pm: Special leave to watch.

5.30pm: Finished diving.


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14 January 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

9.0am: Hands employed fusing shell, refitting aloft, painting ship and as requisite.

10.45am: 1 Stoker PO and Signalman RFR discharged.

1.30pm: 5 ratings arrived for Taranto from Admiral Troubridge's mission.

3.0pm: Leave to watch.


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15 January 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

1.0am: Rain ceased; wind increased to a gale.

10.0am: Hands employed drawing stores, cleaning and painting ship.

11.0am: Quarto and Dartmouth arrived.

2.0pm: Special leave to watch.


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16 January 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

6.30am: Topaze sailed.

7.30am: Liverpool proceeded to outer harbour.

9.0am: Divisions, Divine service. Landed church party.

2.0pm: Special leave to watch.


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17 January 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

7.05am: Rear Admiral Sir Cecil Thursby arrived on board.

8.0am: Ship’s company fell in on upper deck.

8.30am: HM the King of Italy came on board.

9.0am: HM the King left ship.

11.0am: Admiral Thursby left ship.

4.30pm: Read Warrant No 116.

4.15pm: Rear Admiral returned on board.

5.0pm: Rear Admiral left ship.


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18 January 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

10.0am: Gunnery training class at instruction. Remainder of hands working aloft and as requisite.

2.30pm: 7 ratings returned from cells at Taranto.

4.40pm: HM Submarine H1 arrived.

7.30pm: Quarto and Liverpool proceeded.


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19 January 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

9.0am: Inspected bedding. Divisions.

10.0am: Training class at gunnery instruction.

1.30pm: Hands employed cleaning out shell rooms, refitting rigging, oiling wires and as requisite.

3.15pm: HM submarine H4 arrived.


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20 January 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

8.56am: Slipped and proceeded to outer harbour.

9.15am: Secured to G and I buoys. Steam at 2 hours’ notice. Hands employed as requisite. Training class at instruction.

11.0am: Liverpool and Quarto returned to harbour.

12.30pm: TBD Schiaffino with Admiral Troubridge entered harbour.

1.0pm: Rear Admiral Troubridge came on board.

4.20pm: Admiral Troubridge left ship.

8.0pm: Slipped and proceeded.

8.45pm: TBDs Bronzetti and Pilo astern; detached "Biry" and "Botufeu" to escort French drifters to Medua - Store ships proceeded to Durazzo.

11.0pm: Gun watch at night defence.


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21 January 1916

At sea

Lat 41.4, Long 19.2

3.0am: Sighted four ships on Star' bow - Convoy for Medua.

7.0am: Bronzetti and Pilo took station on either quarter 500 metres.

7.35am: Challenged 2 TBD's - Answered (Ardito and Abba).

10.15am: Sighted Submarine 41 30N 18 47E.

12.15pm: Sighted "Abba" bearing NE.

12.47pm: Detached Bronzetti to escort Abba with King of Montenegro on board. Pilo took station astern.

6.45pm: Challenged 2 TBD's with convoy - Answered.


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22 January 1916

At Sea and at Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

1.30am: Sent Pilo back to Brindisi.

10.30am: Sighted 2 TBD's WSW (Pilo and Lucus).

11.30am: Sight land on Starboard bow.

12.55pm: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

1.25pm: Secured to Nos 2 and 3 buoys.

3.30pm: Discharged 1 Cot case to Brindisi Hospital.


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23 January 1916

At Brindisi and at Sea

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

6.40am: Collier St Andrew secured alongside.

7.25am: Commenced coaling.

9.0am: FR Jules Michelet arrived in inner harbour.

3.10pm: Ceased coaling with 363 tons.

8.30pm: Slipped and proceeded

8.50pm: Set Course N31E 18 knots. Casque and Mangini in company - Protecting store ships and transports to Medua, Durazzo and Valona.


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24 January 1916

At sea

Lat 41.6, Long 18.9

2.30am: Sighted 2 ships E1/2S.

2.45am: Ships found to be convoy.

7.0am: Casque and Mangini took up station 2 points [22½ degrees] before either beam.

8.40am: Passed corpse 41 20N 19 00E.

2.50pm: "Fourche" joined up took station astern of Casque.

2.20pm: Passed corpse 41 30N 18 30E.


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25 January 1916

At Sea and Brindisi

[Lat 41.0, Long 18.8]

6.30am: Casque and Fourche take station 2 points [22½ degrees] before either beam.

9.0am: Mangini and Casque proceeded to Brindisi.

12.37pm: Sighted destroyer "Espero" escorting transport Bengazi. Challenged – Replied.

4.09pm: As required for entering harbour.

4.35pm: Secured to No 2 and 3 buoys inner harbour.

5.09pm: Collier St Andrew secured alongside.


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26 January 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

6.15am: Commenced coaling.

2.0pm: “Jules Michelet” sailed.

5.0pm: 1 boy 1st class joined ship from hospital.

5.15pm: Finished coaling with 454 tons. Watch employed unrigging collier and fitting her for transport duties.


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27 January 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

am: Hands cleaning ship.

1.30pm: Dartmouth arrived.


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28 January 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

9.0am: Landed every available man for route march.

11.30am: Landing party returned.

2.0pm: Usual leave to watch.

5.45pm: Topaze arrived.


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29 January 1916

At Brindisi and at sea

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

11.0am: Submarine E12 arrived.

11.45am: Admiral Thursby arrived onboard.

12.45pm: Submarine H1 arrived.

2.30pm: Admiral Thursby left ship.

4.50pm: Dartmouth arrived.

5.0pm: Liverpool to enter harbour. Sent 1 rating to Taranto for cells.

9.05pm: Slipped and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite. “Abba" in company.

11.15pm: "Nievo" joined up.


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30 January 1916

At sea and at Brindisi

Lat 41.2, Long 18.9

6.10am: Action stations.

7.30am: Destroyers took station on either bow.

8.0am: a/c N77E to search Antisari Road.

8.20am: a/c as requisite. Despatched Nievo to search coast.

8.25am: Sighted submarine coming out of Antisari - Opened fire on her.

8.30am: Submarine dived.

8.40am: Opened fire on ships in Antisari.

8.42am: Ceased fire.

10.0am: Nievo rejoined.

11.25am: Passed corpse.

3.05pm: Stopped - secured to Nos 1 and 2 Buoys.

3.50pm: Collier SS Kasala secured alongside.

3.54pm: H4 sailed.

4.0pm: E14 sailed.


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31 January 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

11.0am: Finished coaling with 352 tons.

3.25pm: Quarto left for outer harbour. Lilyca returned to inner harbour.

5.0pm: Discharged 7 ratings to Sapphire.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916


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[LHS of front cover of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of log book]

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[Fuel consumption information page, blank]

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[Thermometer and barometer information page, blank]


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1 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

am: Hands cleaning ship and as requisite.

3.35pm: Topaze sailed.

7.0pm: Landed escort for 2 absentees.


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2 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and turning cutter’s falls. Mr Hill, Assistant Clerk, joined ship.

2.30pm: Puglia sailed.

3.0pm: Dartmouth to Outer Harbour.

3.30pm: Quarto to inner harbour.

5.0pm: Topaze arrived.

6.0pm: 3 ratings joined ship from Detention.

12.0pm: Rheinfels sailed.


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3 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

9.0am: Divisions, prayers. Mustered boys, Gunlayers, control party, and spotting table.

2.0pm: Usual leave to watch. Hands employed cleaning ship, turning cutter’s falls and as requisite. Training class at field exercise.


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4 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

9.0am: Landed every available man for a route march; marine detachment for drill at rifle range.

11.0am: Sent 2 sick and 1 rating for cells to Taranto.

1.0pm: H4 arrived, Libya sailed.

2.0pm: Hands turning steam cutter’s falls and as requisite. Training class at instruction.

3.30pm: Liverpool to outer buoy.


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5 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

4.30am: E12 sailed.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Make and mend clothes. Usual leave.


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6 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.8, Long 18.2

9.30am: Lieutenant Knubley discharged to ”Venerable.”

10.55am: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour. Course and speed as requisite. French TBD Bouclier in company.

2.35pm: a/c N12W full speed to close Liverpool who was chasing enemy TBD.

3.22pm: Liverpool reported enemy TBD entering Caltaro - reduced to 20 knots.

3.45 Passed corpse.

7.30pm: Sighted 3 (possibly 4) enemy TBD's bearing East.

7.40pm: a/c S20W ‒ opened deliberate fire.

8.08pm: a/c East enemy disappearing in direction of Caltaro.

9.0pm: Enemy's smoke disappearing towards Caltaro.


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7 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 41.8, Long 18.8

7.20pm: Submarine fired a torpedo from Starboard bow, full speed, hard a port, torpedo passed close under stern. Bouclier dropped three bombs apparently without effect.

10.45am: Hoisted Austrian ensign.

1.30pm: Hauled down Austrian ensign.

2.40pm: Sighted Sapphire and TBD on port bow.

5.05pm: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

5.30pm: Secured to H and I Buoys.


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8 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

am: Training class at gunnery instruction. Exercise sightsetters.

11.20am: Slipped and proceeded to inner harbour.

12.0pm: Secured to No 1 and 2 Buoys.

5.0pm: Racing crews practising.


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9 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

7.0am: Collier SS Kasala secured alongside.

8.40am: Commenced coaling.

2.30pm: Sapphire entered inner harbour. Finished coaling with 430 tons.

3.30pm: Collier slipped.

5.0pm: Racing crews away.


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10 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

10.0am: Discharged 1 rating to Malta Hospital.

10.30am: Escort left for Taranto with 3 prisoners from Dartmouth. “Liverpool” sailed. Submarine H1 arrived.

12.0pm: Submarine B7 arrived.

1.0pm: Dartmouth came into inner harbour.

5.0pm: Racing boats crews away.


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11 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

9.0am: Landed working party to unload stores. Hands employed refitting, sponging out guns, and as requisite. Gunnery training class at instruction.

2.0pm: Landed working party. Training class at instruction.

5.0pm: Racing boats crews away.

5.30pm: Liverpool arrived.


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12 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

9.0am: Landed party detraining stores.

1.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Landed store party.

2.20pm: H4 arrived. Usual leave to watch. Landed patrols.

4.50pm: Store party returned – embarked stores.


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13 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Roman Catholic church party.

12.0pm: Topaze sailed.

4.29pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite for outer harbour.

4.43pm: Secured to H and I Buoys.


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14 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

am: Hands cleaning ship, refitting and as requisite.

1.0pm: 1 Stoker returned from Taranto (cells).

4.0pm: Racing crews away practising.

9.30pm: Discharged 1 RNR ERA sick.


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15 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

am: Hands employed as requisite. Training class at gunnery instruction.

4.0pm: Racing boats crews practising.


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16 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

1.45am: Quarto and 2 French TBD's sailed.

2.0pm: Dartmouth and 3 Italian TBDs sailed.

7.10am: Collier SS Kasala secured alongside.

7.45am: Liverpool arrived.

8.30am: "Sapphire" and "Topaze" sailed.

8.27am: Commenced coaling.

10.20am: Ceased coaling with 151 tons. Collier proceeded alongside Liverpool. Hands employed cleaning ship.

2.30pm: Discharged 1 Marine to Manzanita for Malta hospital.

4.30pm: Mr C Ahearne (Mate E) joined ship.

5.0pm: Racing boats crews away.

9.30pm Quarto and 2 destroyers arrived in inner harbour.


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17 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

1.0am: Sapphire and Topaze arrived.

7.30am: "Liverpool" to inner harbour.

am: Training class at gunnery instruction.

11.25am: RN Marsala arrived.

2.0pm: Make and mend clothes.

5.45pm: Engine Lieutenant Commander Dight discharged to England.


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18 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 18.1

12.10am: Dredger 'Famagusto' fouled stern with cable.

12.30am: Cleared.

4.0am: Slipped and proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

6.30am: Commenced zig-zag making good 16 knots. TBD's Impetuose, Ardito, Ardente in company.

1.45pm: Secured to Nos 1 and 2 Buoys Outer Harbour.

4.30am: Racing boats crews away.

11.20pm: Collier SS “River Swan” arrived.


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19 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

8.48am: Slipped and proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour. TBD's Casque, Fourche and Bontefen in company.

1.30pm: Casque and Bontefen proceeded to search coast.

4.38pm: Casque and Fourche rejoined and took station astern.

6.40pm: Casque and Fourche proceeded to search for submarine.


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20 February 1916

At Brindisi and at sea

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

1.50am: Observed land on port bow.

5.0am: Heavy hard squalls, thunder and vivid lightening all round, wind shifted from ENE to NW

9.0am: Secured to Nos 1 and 2 Buoys. Hands cleaning ship and striking down ammunition.

11.30am: Collier SS Swan River came alongside.

5.0pm: Hands getting in ammunition and stores from "Swan River".


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21 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

6.40am: Commenced coaling.

7.30am: Sent two artificer divers to E14.

12.55pm: Finished coaling with 402 tons.

2.0pm: Collier slipped and proceeded to buoys. Hands employed cleaning ship. Usual leave to watch.


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22 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship and dismounting Sii gun.

10.30am: Reverend Fenn rejoined ship.

11.30am: Liverpool to Outer harbour.

2.0pm: HMS Adamant arrived. Hands cleaning ship and boats and as requisite. Usual leave to watch.

5.0pm: Racing boats crews away.

7.30pm: Received stores and 4 ratings from "Adamant".


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23 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

9.0am: Landed ship’s company for route march.

10.30am: Discharged Lieutenant N Macqueen to “Venerable.”

12.0pm: H4 arrived in harbour.

1.0pm: 2 divers sent to Topaze for E14.

1.30pm: Sent Gyros ashore to be tested.

2.0pm: Landed working party to draw stores from Harbour station. Gun party dismounting P2. Usual leave – landed patrol.

4.30pm: Supplied 330 lbs bread to Topaze.

5.0pm: Submarine H3 arrived.

5.30pm: 1 Stoker joined ship from Topaze.


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24 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

8.30am: Citto di Syracuse sailed. Dartmouth sailed.

10.25am: Admiral Thursby came on board.

10.40am: Admiral Thursby left ship.

11.10am: Lieutenant A Knubly joined ship.

5.0pm: Part of watch returning empties to SS Trelawney.


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25 February 1916

At Brindisi and at Sea

Lat 40.9, Long 19.0

8.0am: Slipped and proceeded as requisite.

8.27am: Came to with starboard anchor in outer harbour to await destroyers.

8.55am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite. French TBDs Bony and Bisson in company.

12.40pm: Sighted Italian TBD to starboard ‒ Challenged ‒ not answered.

1.0pm: Bisson reported damage to hull ‒ ordered to Brindisi.

2.10pm: Bory proceeded to Brindisi.

6.53pm: Sighted object in water port bow (submerged) - a/c to avoid it.


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26 February 1916

At Sea and at Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

5.49am: Steamer ahead. Increase [to] 20 knots. Challenged ‒ Answered.

6.05am: 6 steamers in sight off Durazzo.

7.25am: a/c N32W. Sighted Napoli, Roma, and 2 TBDs.

8.0am: TBD Mangini took station astern.

12.10pm: Stopped. Secured to buoys H and I in outer harbour.

12.30pm: Napoli and Regina Elena arrived.

4.30pm: H4 sailed.

5.0pm: Racing boats crews away.


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27 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

12.30am: Topaze and 2 TBDs sailed.

6.28am: Slipped and proceeded as requisite into Inner Harbour.

6.45am: Secured to Nos 1 and 2 Buoys.

7.30am: Collier SS Swan River came alongside. Hands rigging collier.

8.0am: Dartmouth sailed.

9.0am: Commenced coaling.

11.30am: Finished coaling with 230 tons.

12.0pm: Liverpool arrived.

1.45pm: Discharged 1 Wireless/Telegraphy rating to Sapphire. Hands cleaning ship.

3.0pm: Liverpool, Topaze and Marsala arrived in inner harbour.

6.0pm: H1 sailed.


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28 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

8.0am: Sent port watch to SS Trelawney for stores.

9.15am: E12 and H4 sailed.

9.30am: Hands employed dismounting Piii gun and as requisite.

10.0am: Dartmouth arrived.

10.30am: Exercised anti-aircraft guns.

11.0am: Lighter with stores came alongside.

11.15am: E12 and H4 arrived.

12.30pm: Lighter with stores came alongside.

2.0pm: Hands provisioning ship, dismounting P3 gun and as requisite.

4.30pm: Racing crews away.


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29 February 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

5.0am: Racing crews away.

7.0am: Hands cleaning ship and dismounting Siii guns.

8.0am: Dartmouth came into inner harbour. H4 arrived.

9.0am: E12 sailed.

10.0am: Hands employed dismounting 2D gun, returning empties to collier, cleaning ship and as requisite.

3.0pm: Usual leave to watch.

5.0pm: Racing boats crews away.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1916


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[LHS of front cover of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of log book]

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[Fuel consumption information page, blank]

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[Thermometer and barometer information page]


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1 March 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

am: Gunner’s party dismounting forecastle gun. Training class at instruction.

12.30pm: H7 arrived.

5.0pm: Racing boats crews away.

9.0pm: Placed 1 rating under arrest drunk.


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2 March 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

8.28am: Slipped and proceeded to Outer Harbour. Secured to H and I Buoys. Hands employed cleaning out boats.

11.30am: Heavy rain squall, thunder, lightning. Let go Star anchor.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 126.

4.35pm: HMS Sapphire sailed.


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3 March 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

9.0am: Topaze sailed. Drifter came alongside with survivors from A8 (drifter)

4.30pm: Racing boats crews away.

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4 March 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

7.55am: Slipped and proceeded to inner harbour.

8.20am: Secured to No 1 and 2 Buoys. "Liverpool” proceeded to Outer harbour. Collier SS River Swan [Swan River] secured alongside.

9.35am: Commenced coaling.

11.05am: Finished coaling with 130 tons.

11.35am: Collier proceeded to buoys. Discharged 2 ratings to RN hospital Malta.

1.0pm: Hands cleaning ship ‒ Very heavy hail storm.


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5 March 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

9.0am: Divisions, Divine service. Landed church party.

10.30am: Sent 1 prisoner from Drifters to Taranto under escort. Exercised funeral party.

1.0pm: Topaze arrived.

1.30pm: Discharged 1 Stoker RNR to Topaze.

3.50pm: Landed funeral and firing parties for funeral of rating from Drifters.


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6 March 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

7.0am: Racing boats crews away.

7.30am: Landed marines for rifle range.

9.0am: "Liverpool" came into inner harbour. "Marsala" to outer harbour.

1.30pm: Training class at instruction. Remainder dismounting guns and as requisite.

4.0pm: Topaze sailed. Sapphire arrived.

7.0pm: Observed flashes and explosions to the South.


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7 March 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

9.0am: Party unrigging main top gallant and topmast.

10.30am: Landed store party.

5.0pm: Racing boats crews away.


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8 March 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

8.30am: "Marsala" and "Dartmouth" to Outer harbour. Training class at instruction. Remainder employed striking topmast and topgallant mast (main), cleaning out tanks and as requisite.

4.30pm: Read warrant 128 and 129.


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9 March 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

9.0am: Landed funeral party.

10.30am: Hands employed sending main topmast and topgallant mast and rigging to "Swan River" for return to Malta.

2.0pm: Hands dismounting S1 gun and as requisite.

5.0pm: Read warrants 130, 131, 132.

8.30pm: Heavy hailstorm, thunder, and lightning.


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10 March 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

10.0am: Hands employed about guns, main rigging, cleaning out boats and as requisite.

1.0pm: H3 arrived.

2.30pm: E12 arrived.

5.0pm: 1 rating returned from detention barracks.

6.0pm: Topaze arrived.


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11 March 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

11.0am: Commenced Regatta.

6.0pm: Regatta finished.


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12 March 1916

At Sea and at Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

1.0am: Slipped and proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

1.20am: Passed outer boom. Quarto flying RA's Flag in company and 3 destroyers.

4.55am: Tube in port condenser split, salt water throughout system.

5.0am: Watch fell out. Closed up submarine gun crews. Speed as convenient.

9.30am: Sighted Morto, Schiaffino and Nullo ahead.

11.30am: Secured to No 1 and 2 Buoys in Inner Harbour.

3.0pm: Usual leave. Landed patrol.


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13 March 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

8.0am: Landed store party.

10.0am: Hands employed drawing stores from drifter A3 and as requisite.

11.0am: Engine Captain came on board from Taranto.

3.0pm: Usual leave to watch.

7.0pm: Landed patrol to recover absentees.

7.30pm: Patrol returned.


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14 March 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

12.20am: Marsala sailed.

9.0am: Landed ship’s company for route march.

9.30am: E14 sailed.

10.30am: Hands cleaning tanks and as requisite.

1.30pm: Hands employed painting mess decks and as requisite. Training class at instruction.

4.30pm: Exercise prepare for aerial attack.

5.30pm: H4 arrived.


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15 March 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

9.0am: Marsala sailed.

10.30am: Training class at gunnery instruction. Sent 2 prisoners to Taranto.

1.30pm: Training class at instruction. Remainder of hands refitting rigging and as requisite.

3.0pm: Usual leave to watch.


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16 March 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

10.0am: Landed seamen and marines for route march.

2.0pm: Make and mend clothes.

3.0pm: Usual leave to watch.


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17 March 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

6.0am: B10 left harbour.

7.30am: H4 arrived.

9.30am: Exercise air defence, Collision stations, Abandon ship.

1.0pm: Training class at instruction. Exercise control parties. Remainder of hands painting down aloft.

5.0pm: RF Victor Hugo and Jules Michelet sailed.

10.30pm: 8 ratings joined ship from Taranto.


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18 March 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

1.0am: “Dartmouth” sailed.

9.0am: Discharged 3 ratings to hospital and 8 to England. Hands cleaning ship.

11.30am: Dartmouth arrived in harbour.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 133.

4.30pm: H3 sailed.

5.0pm: Sapphire sailed.


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19 March 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

7.0am: Landed church parties.

10.0am: Held Divine service.

1.0pm: Special leave to watch.


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20 March 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

8.30am: H1 sailed.

10.0am: Control parties at spotting table. Remainder of hands cleaning out boats, drawing stores and as requisite.

3.0pm: Usual leave to watch.


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21 March 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

8.0am: Quarto to inner harbour. Marsala to outer harbour.

9.30am: H3 arrived in harbour. Training class at instruction.

1.0pm: Training class at instruction. Remainder of hands refitting and as requisite.

3.0pm: Usual leave to watch.


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22 March 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

10.0am: Training class at instruction. Remainder of hands cleaning out shell rooms, refitting 1st cutter’s falls, cleaning out boats and as requisite. E12 sailed.

12.0pm: 1 Sergeant RMLI joined ship.

4.30pm: “Sapphire” arrived.

5.0pm: “Topaze” sailed.

5.30pm: Discharged 1 Sergeant RMLI to Venerable and 4 stoker ratings to Liverpool.


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23 March 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

9.0am: Landed Marine seamen and stoker parties for route march.

2.0pm: Make and mend clothes.

6.0pm: Read warrant No 137.


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24 March 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

10.0am: Training classes at instruction. Hands employed refitting, preparing for coaling, and as requisite.

2.0pm: Collier SS Swan River secured alongside.

5.0pm: 4 ratings joined ship from Taranto.


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25 March 1916

At Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

5.45am: Commenced coaling.

10.0am: Finished coaling with 255 tons.

10.30am: Collier proceeded to buoys. Hands cleaning ship.

3.0pm: Usual leave.


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26 March 1916

From Brindisi to Malta and at Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 17.9

8.0am: Dartmouth arrived.

10.0am: Hands employed preparing for sea, getting up ammunition, drawing stores, and as requisite.

11.30am: Discharged Assistant Paymaster Hogg and Mr Hill (Assistant Clerk) to Liverpool.

12.04pm: Slipped and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

12.22pm: Set Course N31E 20 knots. Impetuoso and Insidioso in company.

2.20pm: Sighted “Topaze” ahead.

4.50pm: Santa Maria de Leuca Light House abeam 6 miles.

5.0pm: Escorting destroyers returned to Brindisi.


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27 March 1916

From Brindisi to Malta and At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

4.45pm: Spadaro Light S85W.

6.20am: Passed 4 patrol vessels.

8.30am: Entered harbour.

8.40am: Secured to Nos 5 and 5A Buoys.

3.0pm: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital.

5.0pm: 1 Seaman and 2 marines joined ship from “Egmont.”

7.0pm: 13 ratings joined ship.


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28 March 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

7.30am: Discharged Liaison officer and Italian Signalman to RN Confecla.

10.0am: Hands refitting and as requisite. Training class at instruction.

1.0pm: Discharged 1 Marine, 1 SBA and 12 ratings to Egmont.


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29 March 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

10.55am: Slipped and proceeded with tugs.

11.20am: Secured to Parlotonio Wharf.

pm: Hands dismounting guns, scraping and red leading funnels and as requisite.


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30 March 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

6.30am: Albion arrived.

9.0am: Training classes at torpedo and seamanship instruction. Buglers landed for practice.

2.30pm: Slipped and proceeded with tugs.

3.30pm: Secured alongside Burmola Wharf.

5.30pm: Skirmisher sailed. Read warrant No 138.


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31 March 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Buglers landed for practice. Hands employed surveying stores and as requisite.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1916


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[LHS of front cover of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of log book]

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[Fuel consumption information page, blank]

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[Thermometer and barometer information page]


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1 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

7.0am: Canopus arrived.

9.0am: Hands clearing after hold, painting boats, preparing stores for survey, and as requisite.


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2 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: Landed Church of England, Presbyterian and Wesleyan church parties.


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3 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.0am: “Forward” arrived and secured alongside.

9.0am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Buglers landed for practice. Hands cleaning out after hold painting and scraping in upper deck and as requisite.

2.0pm: Hands scraping Field gun carriages, drawing stores, and as requisite.


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4 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

6.30am: Port watch returned from General Leave.

10.0am: Hands employed hoisting out torpedoes, clearing out holds, drawing stores and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

5.0pm: Read warrant No 137.


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5 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

10.0am: Hands employed scraping and red leading on upper deck, drawing store and as requisite.

1.0pm: General leave to Starboard watch from 3.30 to 7.0 am Monday 10 April.


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6 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.30am: Italian TBD's Audace, Abba and Garibaldino arrived.

10.30am: Hands scraping and red leading on upper deck, refitting steam cutter’s falls and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.


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7 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

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

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

5.0pm: Read warrant No 138.


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8 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: Torpedoes returned from depot.

10.0am: Hands employed hoisting in torpedoes, refitting and as requisite.

2.0pm: Make and mend clothes.


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9 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.30am: “Exmouth” arrived.

9.0am: Landed church parties.


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10 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.30am: Tugs alongside; slipped and proceeded into No 3 Dock.

9.10am: In No 3 Dock. Torpedo and seamanship training classes at instruction.

11.10am: Ship took blocks.

1.0pm: Dock dry.

2.0pm: Hands employed as in forenoon and striking down provisions.

5.0pm: Watch restowing provision room.

6.30pm: 2 ratings joined ship from hospital.


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11 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.30am: Hands employed scraping and red leading upper deck, cleaning out boats. Training classes at instruction. Landed buglers for practice.

2.0pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.


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12 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.0am: Read warrant No 139.

10.0am: Training classes at instruction. Hands employed refitting, painting out boats, and as requisite.

5.0pm: Discharged Lieutenant CO Alexander to “Bahadina” for passage to Brindisi.


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13 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

6.30am: Hands cleaning out boats and respreading awnings.

10.0am: Hands employed drawing store, refitting, and as requisite. Scrubbing down funnels.

1.0pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

2.0pm: Hands cleaning out magazines and shell rooms and as in forenoon.


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14 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

7.30am: Commenced flooding dock.

8.15am: Undocked ship.

9.30am: Proceeded and secured to Burmola Wharf at 10.0. Hands employed cleaning out magazines, drawing stores, cleaning chip and as requisite.

1.30pm: General leave to watch to 7 am April 17th.

3.0pm: Hands employed painting down masts and yards.


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15 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

10.0am: Hands cleaning ship, painting down funnels and as requisite.

2.0pm: Make and mend clothes.

3.0pm: Read Warrants 140, 141, 142.

3.30pm: Discharged 3 privates RMLI to Detention Barracks.


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16 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

10.0am: Landed church parties.

11.0pm: Placed Leading Seaman McBane under arrest drunk.


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17 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.30am: Read warrant No 143.

10.0am: Hands employed painting ship, drawing stores, and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.


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18 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

10.0am: Hands employed drawing stores and painting ship.

2.0pm: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.


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19 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

10.30am: Discharged 1 Stoker to hospital.

3.0pm: SS Tantallon struck stem slightly bending one plate.

5.0pm: Read Warrant No 144.

6.15pm: Canopus sailed.


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20 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

10.0am: Hands employed provisioning ship and as requisite.

2.0pm: Hands employed drawing stores, preparing stages for painting, and as requisite.


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21 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

am: Sunday routine.

9.0am: Divine service.


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22 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.30am: Hands employed painting ship’s side.

10.30am: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital.


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23 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.30am: Landed church parties.

10.30pm: Sentry on Power Station raised alarm for Aerial attack - Darkened ship.

11.05pm: Secured.


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24 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

9.30am: “Forward” slipped and proceeded into No 3 dock. Hands employed drawing stores, finding and painting awnings and as requisite.

11.0am: Training classes at instruction.

2.0pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.


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25 April 1916

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.0am: Coaling ship. Hands employed drawing cutter from boatshed.

11.10am: Finished coaling with 348 tons.

5.30pm: 1 Signalman rejoined ship from Castille. Read warrant No 145.


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26 April 1916

From Malta to Port Said and at Sea

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

8.30am: Two French battleships sailed.

9.30am: Discharged 1 NCO RMLI to Egmont.

10.30am: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship, refitting and as requisite.

11.30am: 2 ratings rejoined ship from hospital.

2.0pm: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite, preparing for sea.

3.25pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

4.18pm: a/c S68E. “Minstrel” in company.

5.10pm: Sighted steamer on port bow. Passed 2 steamers and 3 trawlers.

6.0pm: Minstrel parted company.

6.20pm: Sighted steamer on port bow steering NWly.


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27 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 34.4, Long 21.8

9.45am: Divisions, prayers. Exercised action. Submarine guns’ crews closed up.

4.30pm: Read Warrants No 146, 147, 148.

11.30pm: Passed unknown steamer bound West.


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28 April 1916

From Malta to Port Said

Lat 32.3, Long 30.8 [Estimated from given courses and speeds]

5.05am: Sighted 5 trawlers Steering Nthly

5.56am: Sighted Steamer on port bow steering NNW.

7.04am: Sighted SS Nore on Starboard bow steering west.

7.40am: Sighted Steamer on Starboard bow.

8.30am: Passed SS Hurst bound West.

10.0am: a/c to Starboard to avoid steamer City of Parte bound West.

11.15am: Passed steamer bound West.

11.37am: a/c to Starboard to avoid steamer Orange Blossom bound West.

2.50pm: Damietta Light on starboard beam.

4.14pm: Made Port Said Light House a/c S27E.

4.56pm: Passed SS Huntsman.

5.30pm: Came to with Starboard anchor.

5.43pm: Let go port anchor. Secured stern to wharf in Cherif Basin.

11.0pm: Ships in Harbour: HMS Jupiter, Espiegle, Ben-my-Chree, French Cruiser .


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29 April 1916

At Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

5.10am: Coal lighters came alongside.

5.45am: Commenced coaling.

6.30am: “Minstrel” arrived in harbour.

10.15am: Finished coaling with 520 tons.

11.30am: Aeroplane attack alarm.

11.40am: Secure.

2.0pm: Hands employed cleaning ship after coaling.


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30 April 1916

At Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

7.30am: Monitors "Scarib" and "Aphis" sailed.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

6.0pm: Subdivision of Russian TBDs arrived from Suez.



LOGS FOR MAY 1916


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[LHS of front cover of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of log book]

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[Fuel consumption information page, blank]

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[Thermometer and barometer information page]


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1 May 1916

From Port Said to Spezia and At Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

9.0am: Warning signal for aeroplane attack hoisted. Closed all hatches etc.

9.07am: Secure.

1.0pm: HRH the Prince of Wales accompanied by Lt Colonel Malcolm Muncey and Captain Lord Claud Hamilton embarked.

1.50pm: Slipped and weighed both anchors.

2.05pm: Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

2.25pm: Set Course North 20.5 knots. “Minstrel” in company.


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2 May 1916

From Port Said to Spezia at sea

Lat 35.5, Long 25.6

8.0am: Commenced zig zag.

10.45am: Passed HMS Peony and SS Irima bound East.

10.45am: Passed drifters 312, 375, 420.

12.0pm: Passed SS Brisbane River.

12.10pm: Passed HMS Gazelle.

12.35pm: Passed SS Sutherland Grange bound East.

12.50pm: Passed steamer bound East. Detached Minstrel to examine her.

1.30pm: Minstrel rejoined. Reported ship to be the SS City of Florence.

4.55pm: Sighted Steamer Rifleman.

5.0pm: Ceased zig zag.

5.10pm: Minstrel proceeded to Milo. Rifleman took station astern.

6.0pm: Passed 8 fishing boats steering NW. SS Ava steering West.

8.34pm: Cape Matapan Light abeam 11 miles.

10.45pm: Sapienza Light abeam 21 miles.


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3 May 1916

From Port Said to Spezia at sea

Lat 37.7, Long 16.2

10.0am: Hands trimming coal along upper deck and as requisite.

12.34pm: Spartivento Light House N24E.

12.45pm: Sighted Mount Etna N85W.

[Many unnamed vessels sighted in afternoon]

2.25pm: Rifleman parted company. Sheldrake took station astern.

2.37pm: Messina abeam.

4.45pm: Stromboli abeam 3 miles.



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4 May 1916

From Port Said to and at Spezia

Lat 43.5, Long 9.7

1.25am: Steering gear on upper bridge failed. Engines as requisite. Shifted to lower conning tower steering.

7.10am: Sighted Corsica.

8.30am: Africa Rock abeam 5 miles.

[Several unnamed vessels sighted in morning]

11.54am: Gorgons Island semaphore abeam 8 miles.

1.37pm: Picked up pilot.

2.30pm: Secured to E4 buoy.

2.40pm: Minister of Marine, Admiral Commanding and British Military Attaché came on board.

7.30pm: HRH the Prince of Wales and staff left ship ‒ Cheered ship.


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5 May 1916

At Spezia

Lat 44.1, Long 9.8

6.0am: Coal lighters came alongside.

7.30am: Commenced coaling (Local labour).

am: Received 110 tons coal.

5.30pm: Sheldrake sailed.


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6 May 1916

At Spezia

Lat 44.1, Long 9.8

6.0am: Commenced coaling (Local labour).

am: Received 600 tons coal.


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7 May 1916

At Spezia

Lat 44.1, Long 9.8

1.30am: Ceased coaling with 750 tons.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.


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8 May 1916

At Spezia

Lat 44.1, Long 9.8

am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side and as requisite. Training class at seamanship.

pm: Hands employed sponging out guns and as requisite Training class at boatwork instruction.

4.30pm: Read warrant 149.


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9 May 1916

At Spezia

Lat 44.1, Long 9.8

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite. Training class at seamanship instruction.

pm: Hands employed cleaning out magazine and shell rooms, cleaning ship’s side and as requisite.


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10 May 1916

From Spezia to Taranto

Lat 44.1, Long 9.8

9.10am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. General Quarters. Exercise Control parties and ammunition supply parties.

11.0am: Hands preparing for sea.

2.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

6.0pm: Slipped and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

8.25pm: Gorgona Island abeam 9 miles.

11.10pm: Pranora Light abeam 15 miles.


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11 May 1916

From Spezia to Taranto

Lat 39.7, Long 13.9

9.45am: Passed “Sorelle” (sailing vessel) bound NE.

am: Hands employed as requisite. Training class at instruction.

2.45pm: Sighted Lipari Island on starboard bow.

2.50pm: Sighted Stromboli ahead.

4.41pm: Passed French hospital ship “Dirona” and Italian fleet collier “Bronte.”

5.55pm: Passed French TBD convoying transport.

6.0pm: Course as requisite for entering Messina Straits.

8.25pm: Cape Spartivento abeam 5.5 miles.

[Several unnamed vessels passed throughout the day.]


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12 May 1916

At Taranto

Lat 40.6, Long 17.2

7.0am: Followed pilot TB into harbour.

7.47am: Came to with port anchor in 12 fathoms veered to 3 shackles.”Lotona” and “Isonzo” at anchor.

9.30am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Torpedo training class at instruction. Training class at seamanship instruction.

1.0pm: Hands employed striking down ammunition. Training class at instruction.

2.30pm: Weighed and as requisite for waiting to enter.

3.30pm: Proceeded as requisite for inner Harbour.

3.55pm: Secured to No VI buoy.

4.30pm: Two stoker ratings joined ship from hospital.

6.0pm: In harbour { Prince of Wales, London, Venerable, Duncan, and Italian Fleet.


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13 May 1916

At Taranto

Lat 40.6, Long 17.2

5.50am: Collier SS Silvic secured alongside.

8.18am: Commenced coaling.

11.0am: Sent 1 rating to ISONZO for Malta Hospital.

3.05pm: Finished coaling ship with 439 tons. Hands cleaning ship after coaling.


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14 May 1916

At Taranto

Lat 40.6, Long 17.2

am: Hands cleaning ship after coaling.

6.30pm: Discharged Lieutenant AF Pridham travelling overland to England.


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15 May 1916

At Taranto

Lat 40.6, Long 17.2

9.0am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Exercised control parties.

10.0am: Hands scraping funnels, turning boat’s falls, and as requisite.

11.0am: Torpedo training class at instruction.


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16 May 1916

From Taranto to Gibraltar and At Taranto

Lat 40.6, Long 17.2

am: 5 ratings joined ship from “London,” 4 from “Prince of Wales.” Discharged 13 Maltese stokers to “Venerable” and 12 to “London.”

11.0am: 7 ratings joined ship. Hands preparing for sea.

2.30pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite.

3.0pm: Course as requisite for swept channel.

3.22pm: Cape San Vito Light N6E 5 miles.

11.10pm: Sighted Cape Spartivento Light S72W.


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17 May 1916

From Taranto to Gibraltar

Lat 38.6, Long 12.1

12.12am: Cape Spartivento Light abeam 9 miles.

3.07am: Cape Faro Light abeam.

4.56am: Vulcano Light abeam 3.5 miles.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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18 May 1916

From Taranto to Gibraltar

Lat 37.1, Long 2.2

6.25am: Alter course 2 points to port to examine crossing steamer. Fired 1 round across bows steamer SS Fenay[?] Lodge, Admiral Collier No 924.

8.05am: Closed steamer showing Belgian colours.

12.0pm: Passed P&O steamer bound East.

10.36pm: Cabo de Gata Light abeam.


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19 May 1916

From Taranto to Gibraltar and Gibraltar to Plymouth, at Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

6.23am: Sighted Gibraltar.

7.20am: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

7.50am: Secured alongside South Mole. (No 4 shed).

9.43am: Commenced coaling. Discharged 1 Cot case to Hospital.

Ships in harbour: { Swiftsure, French cruiser.

5.45pm: Finished coaling with [blank] tons.

7.0pm: Slipped. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

8.17pm: Tarifa Light abeam.

[Many unnamed vessels noted during arrival and departure Gibraltar.]


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20 May 1916

From Gibraltar to Plymouth

Lat 37.7, Long -10.2

3.30am: Ran into light fog lasting 1/4 hour.

10.40pm: Bridge steering gear broke down ‒ Connected up CT steering eased to 10 knots.

10.50pm: 18 knots.


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21 May 1916

From Gibraltar to Plymouth

Lat 44.9, Long -10.4

11.0am: Connected up upper bridge steering gear.

11.0pm: Passed occasional banks of fog.

[Passed various unnamed steamers.]


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22 May 1916

From Taranto to Devonport and at Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

12.30am: Ran into thick to moderate fog. [Reduced speed, soundings logged.]

4.0am: 20 knots. Fog clearing.

5.50am: Passed SS Astyanax (British) bound SW.

6.10am: Sighted and challenged “Royal Sovereign” and 3 destroyers.

10.06am Eddystone abeam.

10.41am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor veered to 3 shackles in 7 fathoms.

1.0pm: Discharged 16 ratings to RN Barracks.

1.40pm: “Lyra” arrived.

5.40pm: 24 ratings joined ship for passage to Sheerness.


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23 May 1916

From Plymouth to Sheerness

Lat 50.6, Long -0.4

4.05am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

10.25am: St. Catherine’s abeam 7.5 miles.

10.50am: T.B.D Greyhound closed.

1.27pm: Royal Sovereign Light Vessel abeam 2 cables.

2.34pm: Dungeness Light House abeam 1 mile.

4.17pm: Goodwin Light Vessel abeam.

7.0pm: Sheerness outer buoy abeam.

7.30pm: Secured to No 10 Buoy.

8.30pm: Read warrant No 151.


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24 May 1916

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Discharged 25 ratings to Royal Naval Base.

10.0am: Hands employed discharging ammunition.

pm: Hands employed unfusing shell, discharging shell and as requisite.


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25 May 1916

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am: Completed discharging ammunition.

2.0pm: Hands employed preparing to enter dockyard.

4.15pm: Slipped and proceeded to Chatham. Course and speed as requisite.

5.35pm: Entered North Lock.

6.15pm: Shifted into No 3 Basin, North Wall.


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26 May 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

5.45am: Hands cleaning ship and hoisting out torpedoes.

8.0am: Moved to No 1 Basin West wall. Hands employed hoisting out torpedoes and cleaning out provision room.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.


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27 May 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Hands employed cleaning fore provision hold and as requisite.

1.30pm: Provision lighter came alongside. Hands employed discharging provisions.

9.0pm: Piped down.


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28 May 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Hands employed discharging provisions.

2.0pm: Hands packing bags.

5.0pm: Paid money issued liberty and railway tickets.


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29 May 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

9.0am: Paid off ship’s company. Care and maintenance party came on board.



JUNE to NOVEMBER 1916 not included



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916


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[LHS of front cover of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of log book]

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[Fuel consumption information page, blank but dated 3rd January 1917]

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[Thermometer and barometer information page, blank]


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1 December 1916

At Scapa Flow, alongside HMS Cyclops

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7.45am: Unshackled from buoy.

8.25am: Slipped and proceeded assisted by tugs.

8.35am: Slipped tugs. Course as requisite for fleet anchorage 10 knots.

9.30am: Stopped engines. Came to with port anchor in 12 fathoms in Y1 Berth 6 shackles.

1.20pm: Collier Largo secured alongside.

1.50pm: Started coaling.

3.0pm: Finished coaling. Received 115 tons. Cleaned ship and overhauled coaling gear.


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2 December 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

am: Cleaned ship.

1.0pm: Landed recreation party. Make and mend clothes.


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3 December 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

9.30am: Divisions.

10.0am: Held Divine Service on board.


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4 December 1916

At Scapa Flow and sea

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised physical drill. Exercised control parties. Training classes under instruction.

3.29pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite to Sea to Eastward.

4.20pm: Point Skerrys Light SSW 1 mile.


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5 December 1916

At Sea and Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

1.15am: Observed Copensay Light N73W.

8.10am: Discontinued zigzag. Course as requisite for entering harbour.

9.35am: Stopped Engines. Came to with port anchor in 12 fathoms in Y.1 berth veered 6 shackles.


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6 December 1916

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

8.30am: Collier Etal Manor secured alongside.

8.56am: Started coaling.

11.10am: Finished coaling. Received 170 tons. Lost overboard during coaling 6 Bags, 6 shovels. Overhauled coaling gear.

1.0pm: Prepared for sea.


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7 December 1916

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

am: Clean ship.

pm: Make and mend clothes.


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8 December 1916

From Scapa Flow to Queenstown

Lat 58.6, Long -5.8

4.55am: Collier “Cedarwood" secured alongside.

5.10am: Started coaling.

5.45am: Finished coaling. Received 60 tons. Collier shoved off.

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite to Sea to Westward.

7.36am: Dannet Light House S22W 1.9 miles.

10.41am: Cape Wrath Light House abeam 1.8 miles.

1.0pm: Butt of Lewis Light abeam.

3.35pm: Observed Flannan Island Light abeam 20 miles.


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9 December 1916

From Scapa Flow to Queenstown and at sea

Lat 56.2, Long -14.3


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10 December 1916

From Scapa Flow, at sea and Queenstown

Lat 51.3, Long -9.7

12.0pm: Observed Fastnet N57E Mizen~ Light N3W

2.26pm: Old Head Light House N30W 2 miles

3.05pm: Daunt Rock Light Vessel W.50x. Course and Speed as requisite for entering harbour.

4.15pm: Stopped Engines. Secured alongside Coaling Wharf Haulbowline Yard.

6.0pm: Started coaling and oiling.

8.0pm: Received 61 tons oil fuel.


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11 December 1916

From Queenstown to Bermuda

Lat 51.7, Long -11.5

1.05am: Finished coaling. Received 465 tons.

2.20am: Slipped and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite to Sea.

3.40am: Daunt Rock Light Vessel N23W 100'

4.16am: Old Head of Kinsale abeam 1.5 miles.

6.48am: Fastnet N3E.

9.50am: Great Skelling Light House N74E 3.5 miles.


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12 December 1916

From Queenstown to Bermuda

Lat 47.2, Long -17.2


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13 December 1916

From Queenstown to Bermuda

Lat 43.2, Long -21.0


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14 December 1916

From Queenstown to Bermuda

Lat 41.6, Long -26.9

9.0am: Inspected and refitted coaling gear.



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15 December 1916

From Queenstown to Bermuda

Lat 39.2, Long -34.3

Am: Watch employed cleaning ship.

7.30pm: Wind shifted to N.


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16 December 1916

From Queenstown to Bermuda

Lat 37.6, Long -37.9

5.0am: Head N30W (Hove to). [Wind NNW force 10]

8.30am: Washed overboard Depth Charge Type D 1 No (Starboard) with pistol, primer, detonator and strap.

11.0am: Hove to head N10W to N15W.

3.30pm: Course S45W 10 knots.


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17 December 1916

From Queenstown to Bermuda

Lat 34.8, Long -41.0

8.30am: Stopped Port engine.


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18 December 1916

From Queenstown to Bermuda

Lat 34.1, Long -46.1

pm: Passed through well defined secondary cyclone.

1.0pm: Wind WSW 6-7 Bar 29.87 Weather oc.

2.0 Wind WxN 5-7 Bar. 29.85 Weather r(double underlined) qtl(underlined).

2.30pm: Wind WSW 6-7 Bar. 29.87 Weather ocp (lightning to ENE.)


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19 December 1916

From Queenstown to Bermuda

Lat 33.6, Long -50.5


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20 December 1916

From Queenstown to Bermuda

Lat 33.5, Long -55.1


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21 December 1916

From Queenstown to Bermuda

Lat 33.2, Long -57.9

10.30am: Passed 5-masted schooner bound SE.


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22 December 1916

At Sea and Bermuda

Lat 32.4, Long -63.9

1.10pm: Sighted land ahead.

2.0pm: Course and speed as requisite for passing through the Narrows.

3.28pm: Stopped Engines. Came to with port anchor in 8 fathoms in Grassy Bay 5 shackles.


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23 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded. Shifted berth assisted by tug, alongside Long Arm. N Basin Dockyard. Cleaned ship.

4.0pm: Landed liberty men.


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24 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

8.35am: Shifted ship into South Basin.

10.55am: Secured in floating dock.

12.0pm: Started emptying dock.

12.30pm: Ship on blocks. Hands employed scrubbing ship’s bottom.


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25 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

7.30am: Held Divine Service on board.

8.30am: Landed church parties.

9.45am: Held Divine Service on board.


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26 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Hand employed oiling hawsers and dismounting S2 gun and cleaning down aloft as requisite.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.


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27 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

10.0am: Training classes to instruction. Remainder employed blacking down aloft and painting between decks.

5.0pm: Read Warrants Nos. 12-13.


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28 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

10.0am: Hands employed provisioning ship and striking fore topmast.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.


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29 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

9.0am: Training classes to instruction. Remainder employed striking fore topmast and refitting as requisite.

12.30pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to RN Hospital. Hands employed as in forenoon.


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30 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

9.0am: Seamanship training class to exam. Remainder employed cleaning ship and painting between decks.

pm: Make and mend clothes.


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31 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

7.30am: Held Divine Service on board.

9.0am: Landed church parties.

9.30am: Divisions. Held Divine Service on board.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917


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[LHS of front cover of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of log book]

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[Fuel consumption information page, blank]

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[Thermometer and barometer information page, blank]


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1 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

10.0am: Hands employed refitting. Training classes and school class to instruction.


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2 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Training classes to instruction. Hands employed refitting, running back guns and as requisite.


4caf8ccdcadfd3419703803a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68460/ADM 53-68460-004_1.jpg)


3 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

9.0am: Training classes to instruction. Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

3.0pm: Landed rifle range party.


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4 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

10.0am: Training classes to instruction. Hands employed refitting and as requisite.


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5 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

10.0am: Training classes to instruction. Hands employed refitting and as requisite.


4caf8ccdcadfd3419703803d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68460/ADM 53-68460-006_0.jpg)


6 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

10.0am: Hands employed painting and drawing stores.

pm: Make and mend clothes.


4caf8ccdcadfd3419703803e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68460/ADM 53-68460-006_1.jpg)


7 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

9.0am: Landed church parties.

9.30am: Divisions. Held Divine service on board.

1.0pm: Discharged Mr Bickore Clerk to Royal Naval Hospital.

2.0pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital.


4caf8ccdcadfd3419703803f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68460/ADM 53-68460-007_0.jpg)


8 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

10.0am: Hands employed painting, refitting, and surveying cable.

pm: Training classes to instruction. Remainder as in forenoon.

3.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 14, 16.


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9 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

9.0am: Training classes to instruction. Remainder of hands drawing stores, refitting and as requisite.


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10 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

10.0am: Hands employed drawing stores and as requisite.


4caf8ccdcadfd34197038042: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68460/ADM 53-68460-008_1.jpg)


11 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

9.0am: hands employed provisioning ship, stowing cable and as requisite.


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12 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

9.0am: Undocked ship and shifted berth alongside collier (Clan MacBride)

11.0am: Started coaling.

11.0pm: Discontinued coaling.


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13 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

5.10am: Resumed coaling.

9.45am: Finished coaling. Received 1160 tons.

11.30am: Shifted berth to Long Arm North Basin.

pm: Cleaned ship.

5.0pm: 1 rating joined ship from “Leviathan.”


4caf8ccdcadfd34197038045: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68460/ADM 53-68460-010_0.jpg)


14 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Landed church parties.


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15 January 1917

At Bermuda, in Bermuda Dockyard

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

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

1.0pm: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

3.0pm: Discharged 1 rating to Royal Naval Hospital.


4caf8ccdcadfd34197038047: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68460/ADM 53-68460-011_0.jpg)


16 January 1917

At Bermuda, in Bermuda Dockyard

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

10.0am: Hands employed painting and refitting and as requisite.

3.0pm: 2 ratings joined from Royal Naval Hospital.


4caf8ccdcadfd34197038048: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68460/ADM 53-68460-011_1.jpg)


17 January 1917

At Bermuda, in Bermuda Dockyard

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

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

1.0pm: Landed dockyard party. Remainder of hands employed as in forenoon.

3.0pm: 1 Rating joined ship from Royal Naval Hospital.


4caf8ccdcadfd34197038049: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68460/ADM 53-68460-012_0.jpg)


18 January 1917

At Bermuda, in Bermuda Dockyard

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

10.05am: Slipped and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite out of basin and to Shelly Bay anchorage.

11.20am: Stopped Engines. Came to with starboard anchor in 6 fathoms in Shelly Bay: ‒ veered 3 shackles. Secured alongside oiler “Briar Leaf.”

1.55pm: Finished oiling with [blank] tons.

2.0pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite to Grassy Bay.

2.26pm: Stopped Engines. Came to with port anchor in D Berth Grassy Bay in 7 fathoms.


4caf8ccdcadfd3419703804a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68460/ADM 53-68460-012_1.jpg)

19 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.4, Long -64.7

11.08am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite to Sea.

12.20pm: Course as requisite for trial of main engine and steering gear, speed up to 20 knots.

1.30pm: Finished trial. Course and speed as requisite for harbour.

2.50pm: Stopped Engines. Came to with port anchor in 7.5 fathoms in G. Berth Grassy Bay.


4caf8ccdcadfd3419703804b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68460/ADM 53-68460-013_0.jpg)


20 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

10.0am: Hands employed painting down aloft and cleaning ship as requisite.

2.0pm: Make and mend clothes.


4caf8ccdcadfd3419703804c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68460/ADM 53-68460-013_1.jpg)


21 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

9.0am: Landed church parties.

9.30am: Divisions. Held Divine Service on board.


4caf8ccdcadfd3419703804d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68460/ADM 53-68460-014_0.jpg)


22 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

7.25am: Collier Goodwood secured alongside.

7.50am: Commenced coaling.

9.20am: Finished coaling. Received [blank] tons. Inspected coaling gear.

11.0am: Cleaned ship.

11.30am: Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital.

2.0pm: Carried out 1” AR practice at towed target.


4caf8ccdcadfd3419703804e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68460/ADM 53-68460-014_1.jpg)


23 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

10.0am: Carried out 1” AR practice at towed target. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting as requisite.


4caf8ccdcadfd3419703804f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68460/ADM 53-68460-015_0.jpg)


24 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised physical drill. Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Carried out 1” AR practice at towed target.

pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting as requisite.


4caf8ccdcadfd34197038050: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68460/ADM 53-68460-015_1.jpg)


25 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

9.12am: Weighed.

9.22am: Helm jammed. Let go starboard anchor.

9.50am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite to Murrays anchorage.

10.43am: Stopped Engines. Came to with port anchor in 7 fathoms in Murrays anchorage.

1.0pm: Hands employed righting and rigging target.

3.5pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for Sub Calibre firing.

4.30pm: Finished firing. Course and speed as requisite to Great Sound.

5.20pm: Stopped Engines. Came to with starboard anchor in 5 fathoms in Great Sound.

8.0pm: Read warrant No 17.


4caf8ccdcadfd34197038051: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68460/ADM 53-68460-016_0.jpg)


26 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

9.0am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised physical drill.

10.0am: School class to instruction. Control parties to drill.

1.0pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.


4caf8ccdcadfd34197038052: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68460/ADM 53-68460-016_1.jpg)


27 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Cleaned ship.

pm: Make and mend clothes.


4caf8ccdcadfd34197038053: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68460/ADM 53-68460-017_0.jpg)


28 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

10.30am: Held Divine Service on board.

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite to pass through Stag Channel and to Sea.


4caf8ccdcadfd34197038054: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68460/ADM 53-68460-017_1.jpg)


29 January 1917

At sea

Lat 28.3, Long -65.7

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.0am: Secured. Watch closed up at guns.

2.45pm: Course as requisite to adjust compass.


4caf8ccdcadfd34197038055: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68460/ADM 53-68460-018_0.jpg)


30 January 1917

At Sea and Bermuda

Lat 32.1, Long -64.9

2.29pm: Stopped Engines. Came to with port anchor in 7 fathoms in A berth Grassy Bay.

4.0pm: Secured collier "Mercuria."

4.05pm: Commenced coaling.

8.50pm: Finished coaling. Received 350 tons.

9.15pm: Collier shoved off.


4caf8ccdcadfd34197038056: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68460/ADM 53-68460-018_1.jpg)


31 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Cleaned ship and overhauled coaling gear.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and boats.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917


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[LHS of front cover of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of log book]

4caf8ccecadfd34197038060: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-002_1.jpg)

[Fuel consumption information page, blank but dated 1 March 1917]

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[Thermometer and barometer information page, blank]


4caf8ccecadfd34197038062: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-003_1.jpg)


1 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Control parties to drill. Training classes to instruction. Remainder employed as requisite.

pm: Make and mend clothes.


4caf8ccecadfd34197038063: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-004_0.jpg)


2 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

10.0am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.0am: Hands employed as requisite.

pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting as requisite.

10.0pm: Steam on main engines. [wind WSW force 7-10]


4caf8ccecadfd34197038064: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-004_1.jpg)


3 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

1.0pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.30pm: Discharged 1 AB to "Caesar."


4caf8ccecadfd34197038065: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-005_0.jpg)


4 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

9.0am: Landed church parties.

10.30am: Held Divine Service on board.


4caf8ccecadfd34197038066: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-005_1.jpg)


5 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

7.50am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite to shift berth to Great Sound through Stag Channel.

8.0am: Stopped Engines. Came to with port anchor in 5 fathoms in Great Sound.

1.0pm: Training classes to instruction.

4.30pm: Read warrants Nos. 18, 19, 20.


4caf8ccecadfd34197038067: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-006_0.jpg)


6 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

10.0am: Exercised General Quarters.

1030am: Hands employed as requisite.


4caf8ccecadfd34197038068: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-006_1.jpg)


7 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

10.0am: Gunlayers and control parties to drill. Training classes to instruction.

1.0pm: Classes to school and instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

4caf8ccecadfd34197038069: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-007_0.jpg)


8 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Aired and inspected bedding. Landed dockyard and target parties. Remainder employed as requisite.

1.0pm: Discharged working party to "Creole" for targets. Cleaned ship.


4caf8ccecadfd3419703806a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-007_1.jpg)


9 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

7.09am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and Speed as requisite to shift berth, passed through Stag Channel.

9.05am: Stopped Engines. Came to with port anchor in 7 fathoms in E. Berth Grassy Bay.

2.0pm: Make and mend clothes.


4caf8ccecadfd3419703806b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-008_0.jpg)


10 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

7.10am: Collier Penolver secured alongside.

7.55am: Commenced coaling.

9.15am: Finished coaling. Received 165 tons. Inspected coaling gear.

pm: Cleaned ship.

7.0pm: 1 Rating joined from Royal Naval Hospital.


4caf8ccecadfd3419703806c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-008_1.jpg)


11 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

7.15am: Held Divine Service.

9.10am: Divisions. Commander in Chief inspected ship’s company.

10.20am: Held Divine Service on board.


4caf8ccecadfd3419703806d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-009_0.jpg)


12 February 1917

At Bermuda, Grassy Bay

Lat 32.3, Long -64.7

9.0am: Commander in chief came on board.

9.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite to sea.

10.15am: Course and speed as requisite to carry out full calibre practice.

11.01am: Finished firing. Course and speed as requisite to enter harbour.

12.23pm: Stopped Engines. Let go port anchor in F berth.

12.45pm: Weighed and proceeded through Stag Channel.

1.15pm: Stopped Engines. Came to with port anchor in 5 fathoms in Great Sound veered 5 shackles.

4.0pm: Training classes to instruction. Remainder employed as requisite.


4caf8ccecadfd3419703806e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-009_1.jpg)


13 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Cleaned ship’s side.

pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting as requisite.


4caf8ccecadfd3419703806f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-010_0.jpg)


14 February 1917

At Bermuda, Great Sound

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am and pm: Hands employed painting ship.

2.30pm: Discharged 1 Stoker to Royal Naval Hospital.

4.0pm: Read Warrant No 21.


4caf8ccecadfd34197038070: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-010_1.jpg)


15 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Cleaned and painted ship.

pm: Painted ship.

4.30pm: 1 Rating joined from Royal Naval Hospital.


4caf8ccecadfd34197038071: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-011_0.jpg)


16 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Hands employed cleaning and painting.

10.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

1.0pm: Training classes to instruction. Hands employed cleaning and painting.


4caf8ccecadfd34197038072: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-011_1.jpg)


17 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

8.0am: Aired night clothing. Cleaned ship.



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18 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

8.30am: Landed church parties.

1.30am: Held Divine service on board.


4caf8ccecadfd34197038074: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-012_1.jpg)


19 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

10.55am: Collier "Penolver" alongside.

11.05am: Started coaling.

11.54am: Finished coaling. Received 120 tons.

12.0pm: Collier shoved off.

1.0pm: Cleaned ship. Examined coaling gear.


4caf8ccecadfd34197038075: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-013_0.jpg)


20 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

9.20am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Training classes to instruction. Remainder employed drawing stores and as requisite.

1.0pm: Training classes to instruction. Remainder employed returning store and cleaning ship and boat.


4caf8ccecadfd34197038076: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-013_1.jpg)


21 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

8.30am: Landed dockyard party. Remainder of hands employed as requisite. Training classes to instruction.

11.0am: Secured provision lighter alongside.

1.0pm: Provisioned ship.

5.0pm: Provision lighter shoved off.


4caf8ccecadfd34197038077: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-014_0.jpg)


22 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

8.30am: Landed dockyard party. Aired bedding. Exercised boats’ crews under sail.

1.0pm: Make and mend clothes.


4caf8ccecadfd34197038078: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-014_1.jpg)


23 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

9.05am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. General Quarters.

10.30am: Hands employed as requisite.

1.0pm: exercised boats’ crews under sail.


4caf8ccecadfd34197038079: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-015_0.jpg)


24 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

8.30am: Aired night clothing. Cleaned ship.

1.0pm: Make and mend clothes.


4caf8ccecadfd3419703807a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-015_1.jpg)


25 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

8.30am: Landed church parties.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Held Divine service on board.


4caf8ccecadfd3419703807b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-016_0.jpg)


26 February 1917


At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

10.0am: Divers carried out monthly dip. Exercised all boats under sail.

11.0am: Discharged 2 ratings to Royal Naval Hospital.

1.0pm: Training class to instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.


4caf8ccecadfd3419703807c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-016_1.jpg)


27 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

10.30am: Training classes to instruction. Remainder employed as requisite.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.30pm: Drew one depth charge from dockyard.


4caf8ccecadfd3419703807d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68461/ADM 53-68461-017_0.jpg)


28 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

10.0am: Exercised away all boats crews.

11.0am: Exercised boats under sail.

1.0pm: Training classes to instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1917


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[LHS of front cover of log book]

4caf8ccecadfd34197038086: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68462/ADM 53-68462-001_1.jpg)

[RHS of front cover of log book]

4caf8ccecadfd34197038088: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68462/ADM 53-68462-002_1.jpg)

[Fuel consumption information page, blank but dated 3 April 1917]

4caf8ccecadfd34197038089: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68462/ADM 53-68462-003_0.jpg)

[Thermometer and barometer information page, blank]


4caf8ccecadfd3419703808a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68462/ADM 53-68462-003_1.jpg)


1 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

9.15am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Control parties to drill. Training classes to instruction.

1.0pm: Make and mend clothes.

8.0pm: 1 Rating joined from Royal Naval Hospital.


4caf8ccecadfd3419703808b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68462/ADM 53-68462-004_0.jpg)


2 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

9.05am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Exercised General Quarters and collision in action.

1.0pm: Training classes under instruction. Remainder employed cleaning ship and boats.


4caf8ccecadfd3419703808c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68462/ADM 53-68462-004_1.jpg)


3 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Cleaned ship and prepared for sea.

1.36pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite to sea.

6.20pm: Observed position: 31 29N 64 28W.


4caf8ccecadfd3419703808d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68462/ADM 53-68462-005_0.jpg)


4 March 1917

At sea

Lat 26.8, Long -63.7

11.0am: Held Divine service.

4.30pm: Passed SS Green Bank for Puerto Cabello.


4caf8ccecadfd3419703808e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68462/ADM 53-68462-005_1.jpg)


5 March 1917

At sea

Lat 20.1, Long -63.5

9.15am: Exercised General Quarters.

5.19pm: Sombrero Lighthouse abeam to port 3.6 miles.

10.04pm: St. Eustatius Point abeam (East) 7.0 miles.


4caf8ccecadfd3419703808f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68462/ADM 53-68462-006_0.jpg)


6 March 1917

At Sea and St Lucia

Lat 14.7, Long -61.4

3.10pm: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

3.40pm: Stopped Engines. Secured alongside North Coaling Jetty Port Castries in 27 feet of water (head East).

4.45pm: Commenced coaling.

9.45pm: Finished coaling. Received 625 tons.


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7 March 1917

At St Lucia

Lat 13.9, Long -61.0

8.50am: Cast off from jetty shifted ship by warp, tug and engines as requisite.

9.50am: Let go port anchor in 7.5 fathoms veered 3.5 shackles. Moored stern to No 1 Buoy.

2.0pm: Cleaned ship and gun gear.


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8 March 1917

At St Lucia

Lat 13.9, Long -61.0

am: Training classes to instruction. Remainder employed cleaning boats and as requisite.

1.0pm: Make and mend clothes.


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9 March 1917

At St Lucia

Lat 13.9, Long -61.0

am: Training classes under instruction. Remainder employed as requisite.

pm: Training classes under instruction. Remainder employed reeving cutter’s falls and as requisite.


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10 March 1917

At St Lucia

Lat 13.9, Long -61.0

am: Cleaned ship.

pm: Make and mend clothes.


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11 March 1917

At St Lucia

Lat 13.9, Long -61.0

8.30am: Landed church party.

10:30am: Held Divine service on board.


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12 March 1917

At St Lucia

Lat 13.9, Long -61.0

Mr Charles Edward Bryant - Gunner RN is logged:‒ 1st For making frivolous and unjustifiable complaints against a lawful command issued to him by The Captain's orders through Commander Bertram Mitford RN. 2nd For being impertinent in his manner towards Commander Mitford. [signed] CE Bryant, Gunner RN.

am: Training classes under instruction. Remainder employed cleaning out boats and as requisite.


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13 March 1917

At St Lucia

Lat 13.9, Long -61.0

am: Training classes to instruction. Remainder employed as requisite.

pm: Training classes under instruction. Remainder employed about boats and as requisite.


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14 March 1917

At St Lucia

Lat 13.9, Long -61.0

am: Training classes under instruction. Remainder employed cleaning ship and boats and as requisite.

pm: Training classes under instruction. Remainder employed as in forenoon.



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15 March 1917

From St Lucia to Trinidad and at St Lucia and sea

Lat 13.9, Long -61.0

am: Training classes under instruction. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship’s side and securing for sea.

4.0pm: Weighed, and slipped stern buoy. Proceeded. Course and Speed as requisite to sea.


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16 March 1917

At Sea and Trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

8.0am: Stopped Engines. Came to with starboard anchor in 4 fathoms off Port of Spain veered 3.5 shackles.

10.30am: Secured coal lighters alongside.

12.20pm: Commenced coaling by native labour.

7.0pm: Finished coaling. Received 181 tons.


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17 March 1917

At Trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

am: Cleaned ship.

pm: Make and mend clothes.


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18 March 1917

At Trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

7.30am: Held Divine service on board.

9.0am: Landed church parties.

10.30am: Held Divine service on board.


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19 March 1917

At Trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

am: Training classes to instruction. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship’s side and as requisite.

pm: Training classes to instruction. Remainder of hands employed as in forenoon.



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20 March 1917

At Trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

am: Training classes to instruction. Remainder employed over side and shifting cable.

pm: Training classes to instruction. Remainder employed as in forenoon.


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21 March 1917

At Trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

am: Training classes to instruction. Remainder employed fitting mattresses.

pm: Training classes to instruction. Remainder employed as in forenoon.


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22 March 1917

At Trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

am: Training classes to instruction. Remainder employed as requisite.

pm: Make and mend clothes.


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23 March 1917

At Trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

am: Training classes to instruction. Remainder employed as requisite.

pm: Training classes to instruction. Remainder employed as in forenoon.

5.0pm: Read Warrant No 23.


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24 March 1917

At Trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

am: Clean ship.

pm: Make and mend clothes.


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25 March 1917

At Trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

7.30am: Held Divine service on board.

9.0am: Landed church party.

10.40am: Held Divine service on board.


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26 March 1917

At Trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

6.0am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

6.40am: Commenced coaling by native labour.

10.0am: Finished coaling. Received 92 tons.

pm: Training classes under instruction. Remainder employed as requisite.


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27 March 1917

At Trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

am: Training classes to instruction. Remainder employed reeving barge’s and 3rd whaler’s falls.

pm: Training classes under instruction. Remainder employed as in forenoon and reeving galley’s falls.


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28 March 1917

At Trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

am: Training classes under instruction. Remainder employed about boats’ falls and dismounting gun in merchant vessel.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.


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29 March 1917

From Trinidad to Grenada and Barbados

Lat 11.5, Long -61.8

5.52am: Weighed and proceeded to sea.

7.30am: Course and speed as requisite to keep station on transport.

3.35pm: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

4.10pm: Stopped engines. Came to with port anchor off St Georges Harbour Granada.

5.05pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and Speed as requisite to sea.

7.17pm: Took station off quarter of transport.


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30 March 1917

From Trinidad to Barbados

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6

8.0am: Stopped Engines. Came to with starboard anchor in 14 fathoms in Carlisle B.

11.0am: Seamanship training class under instruction.

1.30pm: Make and mend clothes.

6.39pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite to sea.

7.20pm: Took station on port quarter of transport.


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31 March 1917

From Barbados to Martinique

Lat 14.7, Long -61.0

8.07am: Stopped. Picked up pilot.

8.52am: Stopped Engines. Came to with starboard anchor in 7 fathoms in Cohe de Lamentin.

pm: Make and mend clothes.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1917


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[LHS of front cover of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of log book]

4caf8ccfcadfd341970380b2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68463/ADM 53-68463-002_1.jpg)

[Fuel consumption information page, blank but dated 23rd May 1917]

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[Thermometer and barometer information page, blank]


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1 April 1917

At Martinique

Lat 14.7, Long -61.0

10.15am: Held Divine service on board.

3.39pm: Weighed and proceeded, with Pilot in charge. Course and speed as requisite to sea.

7.35pm: Cape Moule a Chique abeam.


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2 April 1917

From Martinique to Trinidad and at sea and Trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

6.07am: Course and speed as requisite to pass though Boca Hucoos and entering harbour.

6.30am: Swung ship for deviation.

8.0am: Finished swinging. As requisite for anchorage.

8.33am: Stopped Engines. Came to with starboard anchor in 4.5 fathoms off Port of Spain veered 3.5 shackles.

9.20am: Commenced coaling by native labour.

5.20pm: Finished coaling. Received 349 tons.

7.15pm: Finished provisioning. Cleaned ship.


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[Page for Tuesday 3rd April 1917 covered by blank "DESCRIPTION AND POSITION OF CORRECTORS'" sheet]

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[Page for Monday 2nd April 1917 covered by "RECORD OF OBSERVATIONS FOR DEVIATION" sheet dated 2 April 1917]

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[Page for Tuesday 3rd April 1917 covered by "RECORD OF OBSERVATIONS FOR DEVIATION" sheet dated 2 April 1917]

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[Page for Monday 2nd April covered by blank "DESCRIPTION AND POSITION OF CORRECTORS'" sheet]


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3 April 1917

From Trinidad to St Lucia

Lat 13.0, Long -61.5

3.28am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite to sea.

4.40am: Passed through Boca Grande.

7.10am: Sighted Grenada ahead.

4.0pm: Stopped. Secured alongside North Wharf Castries.

4.40pm: Commenced coaling by native labour.

7.30pm: Finished coaling. Received with deck cargo 230 tons.


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4 April 1917

At St Lucia

Lat 13.9, Long -61.0

am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side and mess deck.

4.30pm: Read Warrant No. 24.

5.50pm: Slipped from Jetty, turned by stern wire to buoy.

6.07pm: Slipped and proceeded to sea.

8.26pm: Moule a Chique Lighthouse abeam 4.5 miles.


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5 April 1917

From St Lucia to Para

Lat 11.3, Long -58.0


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6 April 1917

From St Lucia to Para

Lat 7.7, Long -53.8

10.0am: Held Divine service on board.

4.30pm: Commenced sounding with tubes every 20 minutes.


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7 April 1917

From St Lucia to Para

Lat 4.3, Long -49.9


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8 April 1917

From St Lucia to Para

Lat -0.3, Long -47.6

10.30am: Sighted HMS Glasgow ahead.

11.47am: Slow speed. Engines as requisite for laying off HMS Glasgow (at anchor). Lowered 2nd cutter.

1.20pm: Proceeded N22E 12 knots.

3.10pm: Speed as requisite for keeping station on collier.


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9 April 1917

From Para to cruising

Lat 0.0, Long -45.3

5.45am: Spotted schooner N85E.

6.30am: Course and speed as requisite to examine schooner.

7.15am: Lowered 1st cutter.

8.40am: Hoisted 1st cutter.

9.10am: Revs as requisite for keeping station.

10.30am: Sudden shift of wind NE to SW followed by heavy rain.

7.0pm: Read Warrant No 25.


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10 April 1917

Para to cruising and at St Joao Island

Lat -1.3, Long -45.1

7.35am: Observed Joao Island Light House S16E. Course and speed as requisite for anchorage.

9.55am: Stopped Engines. Came to with port anchor in 7.5 fathoms off Tury-Assu Bay.

3.30pm: Collier “Ooma” secured alongside.

5.30pm: Collier shoved off. Hoisted boats.


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11 April 1917

At St Joao Anchorage

Lat -1.3, Long -45.1

am: Hands employed turning 2nd cutter’s falls, cleaning ship and as requisite and renewing 2nd whaler’s falls.

6.30pm: Hoisted boats.


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12 April 1917

From St Joao to Pernambuco and at St Joao and Sea

Lat -1.3, Long -45.1

7.0am: Collier Ooma secured alongside.

7.45am: Started coaling.

3.0pm: Finished coaling. Received 336 tons.

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded Course N30E 8 knots. Took station 4 cables astern of “Glasgow.”


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13 April 1917

At sea

Lat -0.6, Long -42.7

7.10am: a/c S78E 10 knots to spread 20' port beam of “Glasgow.”

6.0pm: Read Warrant No. 26.


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14 April 1917

From St Joao to Pernambuco

Lat -2.3, Long -40.3

8.0am: Course as requisite to close “Glasgow.”

6.0pm: a/c As requisite (speed up to 17 knots) to investigate steamer.


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15 April 1917

From St Joao to Pernambuco

Lat -3.6, Long -37.5

9.30am: Divisions. Held Divine service.


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16 April 1917

From St Joao to Pernambuco

Lat -5.3, Long -34.8

9.0am: Course and speed as requisite to close steamer.

11.42am: Stopped Engines. Lowered 1st cutter.

12.15pm: Hoisted 1st Cutter.

12.16pm: Course S22E 10 knots.

1.54pm: Course as requisite to close “Glasgow.”

2.0pm: Stopped. Engines as requisite.

2.18pm: Course S11E 12 knots.


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17 April 1917

From St Joao to Pernambuco and at sea and Pernambuco

Lat -8.1, Long -34.9

7.43am: In station astern of “Glasgow.” Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

8.06am: Stopped Engines. Came to with starboard anchor in 6.5 fathoms in Pernambuco Road.

1.0pm: Discharged 1 Rating to hospital.

6.0pm: 3 Prisoners joined from H.M.S. "Glasgow."


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18 April 1917

At Pernambuco

Lat -8.1, Long -34.9

9.0am: Coal lighters came alongside.

9.40am: Commenced coaling.


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19 April 1917

From Pernambuco to Sierra Leone at sea

Lat -7.9, Long -34.2

4.0am: Finished coaling. Received 495 tons.

8.04am: Weighed and proceeded to sea


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20 April 1917

From Pernambuco to Sierra Leone at sea

Lat -6.9, Long -30.3

12.30pm: Course as requisite to NE to close Barque “Perseverance.”


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21 April 1917

From Pernambuco to Sierra Leone at sea

Lat -6.2, Long -26.6

1.05pm: a/c N77E. Closed “Orotava.”

2.22pm: Stopped. Engines as requisite. "Orotava" lowered boat.

3.22pm: Set Course N60E 7 knots.

4.30pm: Course and Revs as requisite to keep station on Atlanten.


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22 April 1917

From Pernambuco to Sierra Leone at sea

Lat -4.2, Long -24.9

am and pm: Course and speed as requisite to keep station on “Atlanten.”

10.30am: Held Divine service on board.


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23 April 1917

From Pernambuco to Sierra Leone at sea

Lat -2.2, Long -23.1

am and pm: Keeping station on “Atlanten.”

am: Training classes under instruction.


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24 April 1917

From Pernambuco to Sierra Leone at sea

Lat -0.2, Long -21.2

am and pm: Keeping station on “Atlanten.”

am: Training classes to instruction.



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25 April 1917

From Pernambuco to Sierra Leone at sea

Lat 2.1, Long -19.6

am and pm: Course and speed as requisite to keep station.


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26 April 1917

From Pernambuco to Sierra Leone at sea

Lat 4.4, Long -17.4

am and pm: Course and speed as requisite to keep station.

10.0am: Training classes under instruction. Remainder employed reeving boats’ falls and as requisite.

3.30pm: Very heavy Rain Squall.


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27 April 1917

From Pernambuco to Sierra Leone at sea

Lat 6.5, Long -15.3

am and pm: Course and speed as requisite to keep station.

10.30am: Hands employed reeving boats’ falls, splicing mooring pendant and as requisite.


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28 April 1917

From Pernambuco to Sierra Leone at sea

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

am: Course and speed as requisite to keep station with “Atlanten.”

9.10am: Sighted land ahead.

11.0am: Course and speed as requisite to anchorage.

12.17pm: Stopped Engines. Came to with starboard anchor in 10 fathoms in Sierra Leone.

1.20pm: Collier Bombala alongside.

2.40pm: Commenced coaling.

9.45pm: Discontinued coaling.


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29 April 1917

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

5.35am: Resumed coaling.

9.16am: Finished coaling. Received 710 tons. Cleaned ship.


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30 April 1917

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

am: Cleaned ship.

12.30pm: Discharged 3 prisoners to Detention Quarters.

pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting.



LOGS FOR MAY 1917


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[LHS of front cover of log book]

4caf8ccfcadfd341970380da: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68464/ADM 53-68464-001_1.jpg)

[RHS of front cover of log book]

4caf8ccfcadfd341970380dc: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68464/ADM 53-68464-002_1.jpg)

[Fuel consumption information page, blank but dated 15 May 1917]

4caf8ccfcadfd341970380dd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-68464/ADM 53-68464-003_0.jpg)

[Thermometer and barometer information page, blank]


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1 May 1917

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

am: Hands employed painting down aloft.


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2 May 1917

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.45am: Coal lighters came alongside.

7.15am: Started coaling.

10.10am: Finished coaling. Received 177 tons. Cleaned ship.


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3 May 1917

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

10.30am: 9 Ratings joined ship for passage.

12.30pm: 1 Rating joined for passage.


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4 May 1917

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

am: Cleaned ship. Hoisted in 308 cases of cargo.


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5 May 1917

From Sierra Leone to St. Nicholas

Lat 8.7, Long -13.9

5.55am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite to Sea.

7.30am: Took station on quarter of collier Monadnock

am: Refitting coaling gear.

6.0pm: Read warrants No 27, 28, 29.


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6 May 1917

From Sierra Leone to St. Nicholas

Lat 9.9, Long -16.6

am: Course and speed as requisite to keep station.

5.15am: Course as requisite to patrol in vicinity of collier.

9.30am: Held Divine service on board.

7.0pm: Reduced to 7.5 knots, took station on starboard quarter of collier. Course and speed as requisite to keep station.


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7 May 1917

From Sierra Leone to St. Nicholas

Lat 11.6, Long -19.1

am: Course and speed as requisite to keep station.

5.25am: Course as requisite to patrol near collier. Cleaned ship.

7.20pm: Reduced to 7.5 knots, took station on starboard quarter of collier. Course and speed as requisite to keep station.



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8 May 1917

From Sierra Leone to St. Nicholas

Lat 12.9, Long -21.9

5.25am: Increased to 11 kn. Course as requisite to patrol near collier.

[pm: various courses and speeds patrolling near collier.]


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9 May 1917

From Sierra Leone to St. Nicholas

Lat 14.4, Long -24.2

[am and pm: Course and speed as requisite for patrol near collier.]

10.10am: Sighted Fogo Peak bearing N6E.

12.0pm: Observed Fogo Peak N4W 34 miles distant.


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10 May 1917

From Sierra Leone to St Nicholas

Lat 16.6, Long -24.3

6.12am: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

7.15am: Stopped Engines. Came to with starboard anchor in 13.5 fathoms in Rolla Road veered 6 shackles.

9.20am: Collier Monadnock secured alongside. Coaled ship.

2.0pm: Finished coaling. Received 278 tons.

2.18pm: Collier left.

2.35pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite to Sea. Inspected coaling gear.


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11 May 1917

From St Nicholas to Plymouth

Lat 18.8, Long -27.9

6.40am: Course as requisite to Zig Zag and close convoy.

8.40am: In station ahead of convoy

8.50pm: Took station on quarter of rear ship.


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12 May 1917

From St Nicholas to Plymouth

Lat 22.5, Long -26.4

6.30am: Increased to 13 knots. Took station ahead of convoy

8.20pm: Took station on quarter of convoy.


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13 May 1917

From St Nicholas to Plymouth

Lat 26.2, Long -24.8

6.15am: Took station ahead of Convoy.

10.15am: Held Divine service.

9.0pm: Took station on port quarter of Convoy.


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14 May 1917

From St Nicholas to Plymouth

Lat 29.9, Long -23.1

6.0am: Increased to 12 knots. Course as requisite to Zig Zag and station ahead.

5.30pm: Read warrant No 30.

9.10pm: Reduced to 11 knots. Took station off port quarter of Convoy.


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15 May 1917

From St Nicholas to Plymouth

Lat 33.8, Long -21.4

5.0am: Took station ahead of convoy.

8.26pm: Course and speed as requisite to take station on quarter of Convoy.


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16 May 1917

From St Nicholas to Plymouth

Lat 37.8, Long -19.4

5.40am: Increased to 14 knots. Took station ahead.

8.20pm: Took station on port quarter of Convoy.


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17 May 1917

From St Nicholas to Plymouth

Lat 41.6, Long -17.2

5.0am: Increased to 14 knots. Course as requisite to take station ahead and Zig Zag.

8.0am: Held Divine service.

9.0pm: Took station on port quarter of Convoy.


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18 May 1917

From St Nicholas to Plymouth

Lat 45.0, Long -13.5

2.18am: Full speed ahead. Course as requisite for submarine alarm.

2.25am: Resumed station.

7.45pm: Sighted 4 TBD's to NEwd.

8.25pm: Took station astern of convoy.


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19 May 1917

From St Nicholas to Plymouth

Lat 46.8, Long -8.5

4.0am: Increased to 20 knots. Course as requisite to Zig Zag round convoy.

am: Cleaned ship.

9.0pm: Formed astern of Convoy.


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20 May 1917

From St Nicholas to Plymouth and at Plymouth

Lat 49.8, Long -4.7

3.15am: Increased to 15 knots. Course as requisite to circle round convoy and Zig Zag.

2.25pm: Eddystone Lighthouse N40E 1 mile.

3.30pm: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour astern of convoy.

4.18pm: Stopped Engines. Came to with starboard anchor in 8 fathoms in Plymouth Sound.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite up harbour. Pilot in charge.

6.40pm: Secured alongside No 6 Wharf.


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21 May 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: Hands employed clearing cargo. Cleaned ship.

10.0am: Discharged 5 Marines to Depot.

11.30am: Shifted ship by tugs under charge of pilot.

1.0pm: Secured to No 5 Buoy.

9.0pm: Coal lighters secured alongside.


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22 May 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: Coaled ship.

4.15pm: Finished coaling ship. Received 800 tons. Cleaned ship.

8.30pm: Watch employed hoisting out ammunition (for survey).


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23 May 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

6.30am: Landed Dockyard parties.

9.0am: Hoisted in stores and provisions.

1.0pm: Shifted ship by tugs in charge of pilot into North Lock.

3.0pm: Provisioned ship.

7.0pm: Shifted ship into No 8 Dock.

9.30pm: Hands employed getting in and stowing stores.


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24 May 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

5.0am: General leave to both watches till noon Monday 4th. Ship in charge of Care and maintenance party.

1.30pm: Landed dockyard party.


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25 May 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: Cleaned ship.

1.30pm: Landed dockyard party.


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26 May 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.0am: Hands assisting to unship and hoist out foremast.

1.30pm: Working party employed refitting.


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27 May 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.0am: Cleaned ship and hoisted up torpedoes with working party from “Defiance.” [The Royal Navy’s torpedo school.]


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28 May 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.0am: Working party returning boat’s slings for test.

1.0pm: Undocked. Shifted ship under crane.

2.30pm: Hoisted in fore (tripod) mast.


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29 May 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

6.0am: Docked ship in No 8 Dock.

9.30am: Landed store drawing party.

1.30pm: Hands employed drawing stores.


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30 May 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.30am: Working party stowing stores and as requisite.


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31 May 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.0am: Working party employed as requisite.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1917


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[LHS of front cover of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of log book]

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[Fuel consumption information page, blank but signed by captain and dated 10th July 1917]

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[Thermometer and barometer information page, blank]


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1 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am and pm: Working party employed as requisite.


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2 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am and pm: Working party cleaned ship.


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3 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[No remarks]


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4 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

12.0pm: Ship's Company returned from leave.

1.30pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.


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5 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.0am: Lost by accident: Blocks 1.1.B Snatch 12" thick, 1 no. Patt 315.

8.30am: Hands employed refitting as requisite.


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6 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.30am: Hands employed refitting as requisite.


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7 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.0am: Hands employed refitting. Landed dockyard party.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon and painting boats.


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8 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.30am: Hands employed painting and refitting as requisite.

10.30am: Discharged 1 prisoner to Royal Naval Base.

2.30pm: Flooded dock.

4.0pm: Read warrants No 32 and 33.


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9 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

6.30am: Leave to 2nd Watch till 1 pm 12th June.

9.0am: Hands employed refitting as requisite.

1.0pm: Shifted ship to No 5 Basin.


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10 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

10.15am: Landed church party.


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11 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

11.0am: Discharged 1 prisoner to Royal Naval Base.

1.30pm: Hands employed refitting as requisite.


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12 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

10.0am: Hands employed refitting as requisite.


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13 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.0am: Hands employed refitting and painting as requisite.


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14 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.0am: Hands employed refitting as requisite and about boats.

4.30pm: Read Warrants Nos 34, 35. Discharged two prisoners to Royal Naval Base.


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15 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.0am: Hands employed refitting and drawing stores as requisite.

10.30am: Gunlayers and control party to lecture in Royal Naval Base.


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16 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and drawing stores.

9.30am: Captain J D Kelly left ship. Captain G N Tomlin joined ship in command.

2.0pm: Make and mend clothes.


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17 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

6.30am: 4 Ratings joined from Essex and Defiance.

10.30am: Landed church party.


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18 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.30am: 10 Ratings joined from Royal Naval Base Chatham.

9.25am: Shifted ship to North Lock.

11.30am: Shifted ship by tugs to No 9 Buoy.

12.30pm: Swung ship by tugs for director gear test.

2.0pm: Cleaned ship.

6.30pm: Shifted ship by tugs alongside No7 Wharf.

9.0pm: Coal lighters secured alongside.


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19 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.34am: Started coaling.

11.30am: Finished coaling. Received 300 tons.

pm: Inspected coaling gear. Cleaned ship.

2.30pm: 3 Ratings joined from Royal Naval Base.


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20 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.40am: Ammunition lighters came alongside.

9.0am: hands employed hoisting in ammunition and fusing shell.

10.30am: 3 PO's joined from Royal Naval Base.

11.30am: Received 76 tons of oil fuel.

2.0pm: Discharged 4 Ratings to Royal Naval Bases and Royal Naval Hospital.

5.0pm: Ammunition lighters shoved off.


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21 June 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.15am: Secured. Prepared for sea.

5.55pm: Shifted ship by tugs to No 7 Buoy Hamoaze.


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22 June 1917

At Plymouth and Sea

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

7.30am: Slipped and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite to the Sound.

8.10am: Stopped Engines. Came to with starboard anchor in Sound in 6.5 fathoms.

10.50am: Weighed and shifted berth.

11.21am: Secured to no 2 buoy.

11.0am: Swung ship for adjustment of compasses.

2.24pm: Slipped and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite to Sea.

3.05pm: Course as requisite to return to harbour.

3.43pm: Stopped Engines. Came to with port anchor in 6.5 fathoms in Sound.

10.0pm: Darkened ship. Closed up for night defence.


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[Page for 23rd June 1917 covered by "RECORD OF OBSERVATIONS FOR DEVIATION" sheet dated 22nd June 1917]

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[Page for 22nd June 1917 covered by "DESCRIPTION AND POSITION OF CORRECTORS'" sheet]


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23 June 1917

At Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

8.53am: Weighed and proceeded in charge of pilot.

9.30am: Stopped Engines. Secured to No 6 Buoy Hamoaze.

7.15pm: Put clocks back one hour to GMT.

7.0pm: Slipped and proceeded in charge of Pilot. Course and speed as requisite to Sound.

7.33pm: Stopped Engines. Came to with starboard anchor in 9 fathoms.

9.08pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite to Sea.

10.10pm: Eddystone Light abeam 2 miles.


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24 June 1917

From Plymouth to Gibraltar

Lat 48.4, Long -7.6

1.0am: In company with “Mantua” and convoy. Division in line ahead disposed abeam to starboard.

2.18pm: Sighted Steamer W by N 10 miles apparently attacked by submarine. Detached 2 TBD's. Alter course with convoy to SSW zigzagging. Revs up to 22 knots.

3.25pm: Set course with convoy S45W 13 knots. Carried out Zig Zag no 7.


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25 June 1917

From Plymouth to Gibraltar

Lat 46.2, Long -13.7

10.0am: Parted company with TBD's and Convoy.


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26 June 1917

From Plymouth to Gibraltar

Lat 40.5, Long -17.1

[Zigzagging]


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27 June 1917

From Plymouth to Gibraltar

Lat 36.3, Long -12.4

[Zigzagging]


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28 June 1917

At Sea and Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

3.45am: Sighted Cape Spartel Light S84E.

4.40am: Cape Spartel Light S20E 4 miles. Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour through North entrance.

6.30am: Stopped Engines. Secured head and stern (Head South) between Nos 2 and 3 Buoys Gibraltar in 5.5 fathoms.

1.43pm: Slipped and shifted berth by tugs to No 1 shed South Mole. [Ship’s] Head South.

1.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital.

2.45pm: Commenced coaling.

5.0pm: Oil tank secured alongside.

6.0pm: Received 70 tons of oil fuel.

10.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 745 tons.


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29 June 1917

From Gibraltar to Malta and At Gibraltar and Sea

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

5.30am: Oil tank and lighters cast off.

9.0am: Cleaned ship.

12.0pm: Slipped from Jetty and Tugs. Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite to Sea.

12.32pm: Europa Light N10E 2500 feet.


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30 June 1917

From Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 37.8, Long 4.2



JULY 1917 to MARCH 23rd 1920 not included



THE VOYAGES OF HMS WEYMOUTH 1920-1923

JP map Weymouth 1920-1923

LOG BOOK – MARCH 24TH 1920 TO MARCH 14TH 1921

[Original logbook that remained with the ship for the whole voyage]

DUPLICATE LOG BOOK – MARCH 24TH 1920 TO DECEMBER 31ST 1920

[Copied logbooks sent to the Admiralty every month]

[Original log page is listed first, then copy]


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[LHS of front cover of original log book]

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[RHS of front cover of original log book]

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[Original Log title page for period commencing 24 March 1920 ending 14th March 1921.]

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[Directions for completing log.]

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[Information on ship’s company and equipment]



LOGS FOR MARCH 1920


4f4d0e57a2fc8ee0920003ef: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68487/0000_0.jpg)

[LHS of front cover of copy of log book]

4f4d0e58a2fc8ee0920003f0: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68487/0000_1.jpg)

[RHS of front cover of copy of log book]

4f4d0e58a2fc8ee0920003f2: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68487/0001_1.jpg)

[Fuel consumption information]

4f4d0e59a2fc8ee0920003f3: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68487/0002_0.jpg)

[Thermometer and barometer information page]


4f4d0edba2fc8ee09200057b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0006_0.jpg)

4f4d0e59a2fc8ee0920003f4: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68487/0002_1.jpg)


24 March 1920

At Malta, Burmola wharf

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

8.45am: Stoker Flage discharged to Czaritya for passage to England.

9.0am: H.M.S. Weymouth commissioned for South American station.

11.25am: Ship secure in No.3 dock.

11.30am: 160 Ratings joined ship.

2.50pm: Tilt test commenced. [To determine the ship’s initial stability at sea]

3.50pm: Tilt test finished.


4f4d0edba2fc8ee09200057c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0006_1.jpg)

4f4d0e5aa2fc8ee0920003f5: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68487/0003_0.jpg)


25 March 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

9.30am: Ship undocked.

11.30am: Made fast to 5 and 5a buoys.


4f4d0edca2fc8ee09200057d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0007_0.jpg)

4f4d0e5aa2fc8ee0920003f6: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68487/0003_1.jpg)


26 March 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

9.10am: Divisions. Hands as required.


4f4d0edca2fc8ee09200057e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0007_1.jpg)

4f4d0e5aa2fc8ee0920003f7: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68487/0004_0.jpg)


27 March 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

11.30am: Clear lower deck. Ballot taken for United Services Fund.

2.0pm: Stoker Cole discharged to hospital.

5.20pm: 1 A.B. joined ship from "Iron Duke."


4f4d0edda2fc8ee09200057f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0008_0.jpg)

4f4d0e5ba2fc8ee0920003f8: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68487/0004_1.jpg)


28 March 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

9.45am: Landed church parties.

11.50am: Church parties returned.


4f4d0edda2fc8ee092000580: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0008_1.jpg)

4f4d0e5ba2fc8ee0920003f9: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68487/0005_0.jpg)


29 March 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

9.45am: Landed church parties.

11.50am: Church parties returned.


4f4d0edea2fc8ee092000581: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0009_0.jpg)

4f4d0e5ba2fc8ee0920003fa: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68487/0005_1.jpg)


30 March 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

7.15am: Ammunition lighters secured alongside.

7.30am: Hands employed ammunitioning ship.

6.0pm: Stoker Moran and A.B. Nunn to Egmont for patrol duties


4f4d0edea2fc8ee092000582: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0009_1.jpg)

4f4d0e5ca2fc8ee0920003fb: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68487/0006_0.jpg)


31 March 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

9.0am: Hands employed ammunitioning ship.

4.30pm: Duty watch employed ammunitioning ship.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1920


4f4d0e5ea2fc8ee092000401: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0000_0.jpg)

[LHS of front cover of copy of log book]

4f4d0e5ea2fc8ee092000402: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0000_1.jpg)

[LHS of front cover of copy of log book]

4f4d0e5fa2fc8ee092000404: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0001_1.jpg)

[Fuel consumption information page, completed, dated 14 and 15 Sept 1920]

4f4d0e5fa2fc8ee092000405: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0002_0.jpg)

[Thermometer and barometer information page, completed]


4f4d0edea2fc8ee092000583: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0010_0.jpg)

4f4d0e60a2fc8ee092000406: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0002_1.jpg)


1 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

9.10am: Two Ratings sent to R.N. Hospital Gaghi.

10.45am: Ammunition lighter returned to dockyard.

1.30pm: Hands employed striking down torpedoes and as required.


4f4d0edfa2fc8ee092000584: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0010_1.jpg)

4f4d0e60a2fc8ee092000407: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0003_0.jpg)


2 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

9.30am: Divisions.

1.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am.


4f4d0edfa2fc8ee092000585: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0011_0.jpg)

4f4d0e61a2fc8ee092000408: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0003_1.jpg)


3 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

8.45am: Divisions with night clothing.

12.0pm: Leave to watch.


4f4d0edfa2fc8ee092000586: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0011_1.jpg)

4f4d0e61a2fc8ee092000409: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0004_0.jpg)


4 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

9.45am: Landed church parties.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

12.0pm: Leave to watch.

12.15pm: A.B. Hurley discharged to Hospital.


4f4d0ee0a2fc8ee092000587: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0012_0.jpg)

4f4d0e61a2fc8ee09200040a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0004_1.jpg)


5 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

13.15pm: Commenced acceptance tests of all electrical appliances at guns and controls.

3.20pm: Tests completed.

4.30pm: Read warrant No. 1.


4f4d0ee0a2fc8ee092000588: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0012_1.jpg)

4f4d0e61a2fc8ee09200040b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0005_0.jpg)


6 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

9.0am: Divisions.

12.30pm: Leave to watch till 7am.


4f4d0ee0a2fc8ee092000589: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0013_0.jpg)

4f4d0e62a2fc8ee09200040c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0005_1.jpg)


7 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

7.45am: Dress ship.

9.15am: Divisions.

12.0pm: Royal salute fired.

6.30pm: Undress ship.


4f4d0ee1a2fc8ee09200058a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0013_1.jpg)

4f4d0e62a2fc8ee09200040d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0006_0.jpg)


8 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

9.10am: Divisions and prayers. [Original log page signed by Alister Beal, Captain]


4f4d0ee1a2fc8ee09200058b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0014_0.jpg)

4f4d0e62a2fc8ee09200040e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0006_1.jpg)


9 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

8.20am: Read warrant No. 2.


4f4d0ee1a2fc8ee09200058c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0014_1.jpg)

4f4d0e63a2fc8ee09200040f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0007_0.jpg)


10 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

7.30am: Life buoys tested and found correct.

8.45am: Hands to divisions with night clothing.

11.50am: Stand by night clothing. [Apparently they let the sailors stay in their pyjamas on Saturdays.]


4f4d0ee2a2fc8ee09200058d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0015_0.jpg)

4f4d0e63a2fc8ee092000410: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0007_1.jpg)


11 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

9.45am: Landed church parties.

11.30am: Church parties returned. Usual leave to watch.


4f4d0ee3a2fc8ee09200058e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0015_1.jpg)

4f4d0e63a2fc8ee092000411: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0008_0.jpg)


12 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

11.50am: Usual leave to watch.


4f4d0ee3a2fc8ee09200058f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0016_0.jpg)

4f4d0e63a2fc8ee092000412: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0008_1.jpg)


13 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

11.50am: Usual leave to watch.


4f4d0ee3a2fc8ee092000590: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0016_1.jpg)

4f4d0e64a2fc8ee092000413: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0009_0.jpg)


14 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

11.50am: Usual leave to watch.


4f4d0ee4a2fc8ee092000591: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0017_0.jpg)

4f4d0e64a2fc8ee092000414: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0009_1.jpg)


15 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

11.50am: Usual leave to watch. [Original log page signed by Alister Beal, Captain]


4f4d0ee4a2fc8ee092000592: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0017_1.jpg)

4f4d0e64a2fc8ee092000415: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0010_0.jpg)


16 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

11.50am: Usual leave to watch.


4f4d0ee4a2fc8ee092000593: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0018_0.jpg)

4f4d0e65a2fc8ee092000416: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0010_1.jpg)


17 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

11.50am: Usual leave to watch.


4f4d0ee5a2fc8ee092000594: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0018_1.jpg)

4f4d0e65a2fc8ee092000417: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0011_0.jpg)


18 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

9.30am: Divisions and prayers.


4f4d0ee5a2fc8ee092000595: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0019_0.jpg)

4f4d0e65a2fc8ee092000418: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0011_1.jpg)


19 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

11.50am: Usual leave to watch.


4f4d0ee5a2fc8ee092000596: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0019_1.jpg)

4f4d0e66a2fc8ee092000419: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0012_0.jpg)


20 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

9.20am: Hands detailed fuzing High Explosive Shell.

11.50am: Usual leave to watch.


4f4d0ee6a2fc8ee092000597: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0020_0.jpg)

4f4d0e66a2fc8ee09200041a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0012_1.jpg)


21 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

11.50am: Usual leave to watch.

3.50pm: 1 marine joined ship from hospital.


4f4d0ee6a2fc8ee092000598: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0020_1.jpg)

4f4d0e66a2fc8ee09200041b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0013_0.jpg)


22 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

11.50am: Usual leave to watch. [Original log page signed by Alister Beal, Captain]


4f4d0ee6a2fc8ee092000599: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0021_0.jpg)

4f4d0e67a2fc8ee09200041c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0013_1.jpg)


23 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

7.30am: Sent working party to Razvet. [Spelled “Raszvet” in copy of log.]

11.50am: Usual leave to watch.


4f4d0ee7a2fc8ee09200059a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0021_1.jpg)

4f4d0e67a2fc8ee09200041d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0014_0.jpg)


24 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

11.50am: Usual leave to watch.

1.0pm: 1 E.R.A. discharged to hospital.


4f4d0ee7a2fc8ee09200059b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0022_0.jpg)

4f4d0e68a2fc8ee09200041e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0014_1.jpg)


25 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

9.45am: Landed church parties.

11.50am: Church parties returned. Usual leave to watch.

5.0pm: 1 E.R.A. discharged to H.M.S. Marlborough.


4f4d0ee7a2fc8ee09200059c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0022_1.jpg)

4f4d0e68a2fc8ee09200041f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0015_0.jpg)


26 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

9.0am: Divisions and prayers.

11.30am: Usual leave to watch.


4f4d0ee8a2fc8ee09200059d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0023_0.jpg)

4f4d0e68a2fc8ee092000420: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0015_1.jpg)


27 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

11.30am: Usual leave to watch.

4.50pm: Tug came alongside with ratings for ship. [This entry is in the copy of the log but not the original log.]


4f4d0ee8a2fc8ee09200059e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0023_1.jpg)

4f4d0e69a2fc8ee092000421: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0016_0.jpg)


28 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

11.30am: Usual leave to watch.


4f4d0ee9a2fc8ee09200059f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0024_0.jpg)

4f4d0e69a2fc8ee092000422: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0016_1.jpg)


29 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

11.30am: Usual leave to watch.

4.50pm: Tug came alongside with ratings for ship. [This entry is in the original log but not the copy of the log.]

[Original log page signed by Alister Beal, Captain]


4f4d0ee9a2fc8ee0920005a0: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0024_1.jpg)

4f4d0e69a2fc8ee092000423: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68488/0017_0.jpg)


30 April 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

11.50am: 5 ratings joined ship from Razvet.

1.15pm: Ratings from “Razvet” muster at the sick Bay for medical inspection.

7.30pm: Discharged 1 Stoker Petty Officer to Ajax.



LOGS FOR MAY 1920


4f4d0e6ca2fc8ee09200042b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68489/0000_0.jpg)

[LHS of front cover of copy of log book]

4f4d0e6ca2fc8ee09200042c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68489/0000_1.jpg)

[RHS of front cover of copy of log book]

4f4d0e6da2fc8ee09200042e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68489/0001_1.jpg)

[Fuel consumption information page, completed, dated 31 May and 27 Nov 1920]

4f4d0e6ea2fc8ee09200042f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68489/0002_0.jpg)

[Thermometer and barometer information page, completed]


4f4d0ee9a2fc8ee0920005a1: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0025_0.jpg)

4f4d0e6ea2fc8ee092000430: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68489/0002_1.jpg)


1 May 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

8.15am: Oiler came alongside.

9.10am: 7 (A) shells received from Ordinance depot.

9.50am: Fresh water tanker came alongside.

7.30pm: Oil lighter left ship.


4f4d0eeaa2fc8ee0920005a2: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0025_1.jpg)

4f4d0e6ea2fc8ee092000431: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68489/0003_0.jpg)


2 May 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

8.20am: Water lighter came alongside.

10.0am: Landed church parties.

10.20am: Church.

10.25am: Water lighter left ship.

10.40am: Seaman rating joined ship from “Field Marshall.”

11.45am: Church parties returned.


4f4d0eeaa2fc8ee0920005a3: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0026_0.jpg)

4f4d0e6fa2fc8ee092000432: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68489/0003_1.jpg)


3 May 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

8.0am: Tugs came alongside. Slipped from buoy.

8.30am: Secured to No.11 buoy, Bighi Bay. Turning ship for deviation.

12.30pm: Both watches securing to buoys No. 11 and 11A.

1.15pm: 1 Seaman rating left ship for R.N. Hospital.

1.40pm: Ship secured.


4f4d0eeba2fc8ee0920005a4: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0026_1.jpg)

4f4d0e6fa2fc8ee092000433: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68489/0004_0.jpg)


4 May 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

7.0am: Trawler party left ship.

7.15am: Special sea duty men to stations.

7.30am: Slipped and proceeded.

9.30am: General quarters commenced gun trials.

10.10am: Gun trials completed.

10.30am: Exercised fire and collision stations.

1.0pm: Carried out turning trials.

4.10pm: Arrived at dockyard creek, secured ship to No. 9 and 9A buoys.


4f4d0eeba2fc8ee0920005a5: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0027_0.jpg)

4f4d0e6fa2fc8ee092000434: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68489/0004_1.jpg)


5 May 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

9.50am: Admiral arrived on board for an inspection.

11.0am: Hands fell in for general drill.

11.40am: Admiral left the ship.

5.40pm: Three armourer ratings joined ship from "Emperor of India."


4f4d0eeba2fc8ee0920005a6: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0027_1.jpg)

4f4d0e6fa2fc8ee092000435: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68489/0005_0.jpg)


6 May 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

8.0am: Dress ship.

9.30am: Major of Marines arrived to inspect the marine detachment.

9.35am: Landing parties landed.

11.0am: Marines inspection completed.

11.30am: Landing parties returned.

2.15pm: Whaler left ship with officer of the guard.

3.10pm: Officer of the guard returned to the ship.

6.0pm: Draft party left ship for “Egmont.”


4f4d0eeba2fc8ee0920005a7: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0028_0.jpg)

4f4d0e70a2fc8ee092000436: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68489/0005_1.jpg)


7 May 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

8.20am: Marines landing party left ship.

11.30am: Landing party returned.

1.30pm: 1 Stoker and 1 Seaman rating left ship for Hospital.

4.05pm: Two ratings joined ship from Royal Naval Hospital.

8.30pm: Warrant Shipwright left ship for Hospital.


4f4d0eeca2fc8ee0920005a8: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0028_1.jpg)

4f4d0e70a2fc8ee092000437: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68489/0006_0.jpg)


8 May 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

6.0am: Hands employed scrubbing upper deck with sand.

5.10pm: H.M.S. Ramilles proceeded.


4f4d0eeca2fc8ee0920005a9: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0029_0.jpg)

4f4d0e71a2fc8ee092000438: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68489/0006_1.jpg)


9 May 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

9.30am: Landed church parties.

11.40am: H.M.S. Hussar sailed. Church parties returned.


4f4d0eeca2fc8ee0920005aa: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-92410/0029_1.jpg)

4f4d0e71a2fc8ee092000439: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68489/0007_0.jpg)


10 May 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

7.0am: Landing party fell in.

7.35am: Tug came alongside.

7.40am: Landing party left ship in tug.

12.0pm: Landing party returned.

5.20pm: 3 Marines, 2 P.O.'s and 6 Seamen left the ship for "Egmont."


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11 May 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

8.40am: H.M.S. Tobago proceeded to sea.

1.15pm: H.M.S. Spear arrived.

1.30pm: Hands employed painting and provisioning ship.

2.05pm: 1 Stoker P.O. left ship for R.N. Hospital.


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12 May 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

6.0am: Hands employed painting ship.

5.55pm: 2 ratings left ship for "Egmont."

6.15pm: H.M.S. "Iron Duke" proceeded.


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13 May 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

11.55am: H.M.S. Concord proceeded.

6.0pm: H.M.S. Concord arrived.


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14 May 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

6.20am: Lighters came alongside for coaling.

7.50am: H.M.S. "Concord" proceeded.

8.10am: H.M.S. "Calypso" proceeded to sea.

9.15am: H.M.S. "Endeavour" proceeded.

11.15am: Finished coaling.

11.20am: Lighters shoved off.

12.45pm: H.M.S. "Royal Oak" arrived.

1.30pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.


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15 May 1920

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

12.20pm: H.M.S. "Concord" and H.M.S. "Calypso" returned.

1.0pm: H.M.S. "Speedy" arrived.

4.0pm: Slipped and proceeded for leaving harbor.

6.04pm: Gozo Light abeam.

[0800 position at top of original and copy of log page should probably be 2000 position]


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16 May 1920

From Malta to Gibraltar

Lat 37.4, Long 10.5

4.40am: Spadillo Light abeam

9.19am: Cape Bon Light abeam bearing S28W.

10.25am: Held Divine service.

5.42pm: Cape Serrat [Tunisia] sighted on port bow.


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17 May 1920

From Malta to Gibraltar

Lat 37.3, Long 5.3

1.0pm: Watch employed as required. Training classes to instruction. Boys at school and seamanship instruction.


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18 May 1920

From Malta to Gibraltar

Lat 36.8, Long 0.1

9.0am: Gunnery class to instruction. Boys to school.

1.0pm: Gunnery class to instruction. Boys at school and seamanship instruction.


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19 May 1920

From Malta to Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

11.0am: Sighted Gibraltar.

2.31pm: Entering harbor.

3.50pm: Secured.

4.30pm: Both watches secure for coaling. One rating joined ship.


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20 May 1920

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

am: Coaling ship 420 tons.

pm: Completed coaling. Hands employed cleaning ship.


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21 May 1920

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

7.55am: Left coaling jetty to secure to buoy.

8.10am: Secured to buoy.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

6.0pm: One stoker rating left ship for "Petersfield."


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22 May 1920

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

Sighted - USN Chattanooga proceeded

9.0am: H.M.S. "Petersfield" secured alongside jetty.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

2.30pm: U.S.N. "Chattanooga" proceeded.


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23 May 1920

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

9.40am: Held Divine service.

10.0am: Admonished Paymaster Lieutenant John C Barclay for taking part in a disturbance whilst ashore on leave.

6.0pm: Discharged one Rating to "Cormorant."


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24 May 1920

From Gibraltar to Tenerife

Lat 35.9, Long -5.6

9.52am: Slipped from buoy.

10.08am: Passed through breakwater. Course and speed for leaving harbour in company with "Petersfield."

12.0pm: Cape Tarifa abeam.

1.0pm: hands employed as required. Gunnery training classes to instruction. Boys to school. Three Spanish man-of-war in Tangier Bay.


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25 May 1920

From Gibraltar to Tenerife

Lat 33.6, Long -9.4

10.50am: Gunnery training class to instruction. Boys to seamanship and school. Remainder of hands employed cleaning and refitting ship.

1.30pm: Port watch employed as requisite. Boys to seamanship instruction. Gunnery training class to instruction.


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26 May 1920

From Gibraltar to Tenerife

Lat 30.9, Long -13.1

8.0am: Dressed ship with masthead ensign.

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical drill. Guns crews to drill. Gunnery training class to instruction. Boys to seamanship instruction.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.15pm: Gunnery training class to drill.

6.51pm: Undressed ship.


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27 May 1920

At Tenerife

Lat 28.5, Long -16.2

10.0am: Pilot came on board.

10.15am: Fired 21 gun salute. Spanish ensign at main.

10.20am: Let go starboard anchor.

12.0pm: British consul came on board.

1.0pm: Fired 7 gun salute. Consul left ship.


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28 May 1920

At Tenerife

Lat 28.5, Long -16.2

11.58am: Spanish officer came aboard with the Consul.

12.10pm: Spanish officer left ship.


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29 May 1920

At Tenerife

Lat 28.5, Long -16.2

11.20am: Captain General came aboard.

11.30am: Captain General left ship.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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30 May 1920

At Tenerife

Lat 28.5, Long -16.2

10.30am: Held Divine service.


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31 May 1920

From Tenerife to St. Vincent

Lat 28.0, Long -16.5

9.05am: Proceeded to sea. Course S39W.

1.30pm: Boys to school and seamanship instruction.

9.45pm: Passed Clan McLaran [Clan Line merchant ship] bound for Tenerife.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1920


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[LHS of front cover of copy of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of copy of log book]

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[Fuel consumption information page, completed, dated 27 Nov 1920]

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[Thermometer and barometer information page, completed]


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1 June 1920

From Tenerife to St. Vincent

Lat 24.8, Long -19.0

9.10am: Divisions Prayers. Physical Drill. Read warrant No. 3.

1.30pm: Boys to seamanship instruction. Gunnery training class to instruction.


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2 June 1920

From Tenerife to St. Vincent

Lat 21.2, Long -21.5

9.45am: Hands muster bags and clean ship. Marines and boys muster hammocks.

11.0am: A gun’s crew to loader drill.

1.30pm: Boys to school and seamanship instruction. Gunnery training class to instruction.


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3 June 1920

From Tenerife to St. Vincent

Lat 17.8, Long -24.2

1839 speed for entering harbour. 1919 Came to with Port anchor.

8.0am: Dressed ship with masthead ensigns.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

2.50pm: Cape Verde Islands sighted.

7.19pm: Came to with port anchor in 12 fathoms.


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4 June 1920

At St Vincent

Lat 16.8, Long -25.0

8.0am: Fired 21 gun salute for Portuguese flag.

10.0am: British Consul came on board.

10.30am: British Consul left ship, fired 7 gun salute.

10.35am: Portuguese Captain and official came on board.

11.0am: Portuguese Captain and official left ship.

1.15pm: Weighed anchor. Course and speed as required for shifting berth.

1.45pm: Came to with port anchor in 8 fathoms.


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5 June 1920

At St Vincent

Lat 16.8, Long -25.0

6.0am: Coal lighters came alongside.

6.50am: Commenced coaling.

3.0pm: Leave to the hands employed coaling from 3.30pm to 7pm.


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6 June 1920

At St Vincent

Lat 16.8, Long -25.0

6.0am: Port watch coal ship.

8.0am: Starboard watch coal ship.

2.0pm: Finished coaling.

3.0pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

5.0pm: Examined coaling gear. Found correct.


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7 June 1920

At St Vincent

Lat 16.8, Long -25.0

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.50am: Water boat came alongside.

1.0pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.


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8 June 1920

At St Vincent

Lat 16.8, Long -25.0

5.55pm: Weighed and proceeded as required for leaving harbor.

6.18pm: Parssaro Light abeam to starboard.


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9 June 1920

From St Vincent to Pernambuco

Lat 14.6, Long -26.1

am and pm: Hands employed as requisite.


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10 June 1920

[Copied log scan missing for June 10.]

From St Vincent to Pernambuco

Lat 11.3, Long -27.4

9.10am: Divisions. Read Warrant No 4.

4.30pm: Stopped engines took "Petersfield" in tow.

4.55pm: Slow ahead. [Gradually increasing revs.]


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11 June 1920

[Copied log scan missing for June 11.]

From St Vincent to Pernambuco

Lat 8.2, Long -28.6

9.30am: General Quarters.

10.0am: Secure. Boys to seamanship instruction and school, gunnery training class to instruction. Hands employed as requisite.

pm: Starboard watch employed as requisite. Boys to seamanship instruction. Gunnery training class to instruction.


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12 June 1920

From St Vincent to Pernambuco

Lat 5.1, Long -29.8

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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13 June 1920

From St Vincent to Pernambuco

Lat 2.2, Long -31.3

10.0am: Held Divine service.

4.30pm: Stopped engines and slipped “Petersfield.”


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14 June 1920

From St Vincent to Pernambuco

Lat -1.0, Long -32.5

10.0am: Celebrated crossing the line [Equator].

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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15 June 1920

From St Vincent to Pernambuco

Lat -4.6, Long -33.6

9.0am: Opened out to 6 cables on port beam of Petersfield.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Gunnery training classes to drill. Boys to seamanship instruction.

1.40pm: boys to seamanship and school. Watch employed as requisite.


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16 June 1920

From St Vincent to Pernambuco

Lat -7.6, Long -34.3 [8.0am]

1.20pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor.

1.42pm: Weighed and proceeded inside breakwater.

2.35pm: Let go starboard anchor.

2.55pm: Secured alongside wharf in inner harbour.


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17 June 1920

At Pernambuco

Lat -8.1, Long -34.9

6.40am: Lighters came alongside.

7.40am: Commenced coaling.

4.0pm: Secured coaling ship for the day.


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18 June 1920

At Pernambuco

Lat -8.1, Long -34.9

am and pm: Hands employed coaling ship as required.


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19 June 1920

At Pernambuco

Lat -8.1, Long -34.9

2.0pm: Coal ship complete.


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20 June 1920

At Pernambuco

Lat -8.1, Long -34.9

9.15am: Church parties landed.

10.30 and 11.30am: Church parties returned.


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21 June 1920

From Pernambuco to Barbados

Lat -7.8, Long -34.4 [2000 hours]

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.30pm: Let go hawsers, weighed and proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.


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22 June 1920

From Pernambuco to Barbados

Lat -5.2, Long -34.8

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers. Read Articles of War and Court Martial returns. Physical drill. Torpedo training class to instruction. Boys to seamanship and school.

2.0pm: Hands employed as requisite. Boys to seamanship and school. Torpedo training class to instruction.


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23 June 1920

From Pernambuco to Barbados

Lat -2.9, Long -38.7

am: Hands employed reeving boats’ falls, repairing fenders and as necessary. Torpedo training class to instruction. Boys to school and seamanship instruction.

2.0pm: Admonished Mr Charles G Osborne Mate for ordering the Wardroom to be opened without permission after it had been closed for the night and for obtaining alcoholic liquor without authorization


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24 June 1920

From Pernambuco to Barbados

Lat -0.1, Long -42.6

9.45am: Torpedo training class to instruction. Boys to seamanship and school. Hands employed as requisite. Sightsetters and control parties to drill.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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25 June 1920

[26 June in log]

From Pernambuco to Barbados

Lat 3.1, Long -46.5

am: Hands employed working on PVs [paravanes] and as required. Torpedo training class to instruction. Boys to seamanship and school.

10.40pm: Ran into heavy rain storm.


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26 June 1920

From Pernambuco to Barbados

Lat 5.6, Long -49.8

9.0am: Hands employed scrubbing upper deck with sand, and as required.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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27 June 1920

From Pernambuco to Barbados

Lat 8.6, Long -52.8

[The usual routine operations.]


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28 June 1920

From Pernambuco to Barbados

Lat 11.8, Long -56.1

[More routine operations and classes.]


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29 June 1920

At Barbados

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6

9.59am: Course and speed as required for entering harbor.

10.11am: Stopped.

10.22am: Came to with starboard anchor in 20 fathoms.

pm: Hands employed as requisite.


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30 June 1920

At Barbados

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6

6.30am: Coaling lighters alongside.

11.00am: Destroyed 500 lbs of potatoes, bad.

11.0pm: Completed coaling ship.



LOGS FOR JULY 1920


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[LHS of front cover of copy of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of copy of log book]

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[Fuel consumption information page, completed, dated 31 July, 14 Sept, 27 Nov 1920]

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[Thermometer and barometer information page, completed]


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1 July 1920

At Barbados

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6

am and pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship.


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2 July 1920

[Copied log scan missing for July 2.]

At Barbados

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6

am and pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship.


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3 July 1920

[Copied log scan missing for July 3.]

At Barbados

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Read warrant No.6.


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4 July 1920

At Barbados

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6

8.0am: Roman Catholic Church party landed.

10.0am: Church party returned.

10.30am: Divine service.


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5 July 1920

At Barbados

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6

am: Hands employed as requisite. Boats’ crews employed painting boats.

pm: Hands employed as requisite.


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6 July 1920

At Barbados

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6

9.15am: Read warrant No.7.

1.0pm: Hands employed painting and as requisite.


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7 July 1920

From Barbados to Georgetown (Demerara)

Lat 12.4, Long -59.4

6.30am: One Stoker rating left ship for hospital.

8.23am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical drill. Exercised small arms companies and Maxim guns crews.

2.0pm: Starboard watch employed as requisite. Ordinary seaman torpedo training class to instruction. Boys to seamanship instruction.


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8 July 1920

From Barbados to Georgetown (Demerara)

Lat 7.8, Long -58.1

am: Hands employed as requisite. Exercised Lewis and Maxim guns crews.

12.12pm: Stopped engines.

12.18pm: Came to with port anchor. Anchor bearing - Damerara Lt Vessel S86W 5400x.


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9 July 1920

At Georgetown (Demerara)

Lat 6.8, Long -58.2

am and pm: Hands employed cleaning, painting, and as requisite.


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10 July 1920

At Georgetown (Demerara)

Lat 6.8, Long -58.2

9.0am: Hands employed scrubbing decks with sand.


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11 July 1920

From Georgetown (Demerara) to Colon (Panama)

Lat 6.8, Long -58.2

10.40am: Divine service.

4.42pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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12 July 1920

From Georgetown (Demerara) to Colon (Panama)

Lat 9.5, Long -59.8

10.0am: Exercised small arms companies.

2.0pm: Hands employed as requisite. Ordinary seaman torpedo training class to instruction. Boys to school and seamanship instruction.

8.20pm: Sighted Galera Light N80W.

10.50pm: Galera Light abeam.


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13 July 1920

From Georgetown (Demerara) to Colon Panama

Lat 11.8, Long -63.4

8.45am: Sighted Testigos bearing N66W.

9.10am: Ordinary seaman torpedo training class to instruction. Boys to gunnery instruction.

pm: Boys to rifle drill. Torpedo training class to instruction. Starboard watch cleaning ship.

3.25pm: Sighted Los Hermanos Island bearing S66W.


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14 July 1920

From Georgetown (Demerara) to Colon Panama

Lat 12.5, Long -67.8

4.45am: Sighted P. el Roque S38W (approx.)

1.20pm: Sighted Buen Ayre on port bow.

pm: Hands employed as requisite. Ordinary seaman torpedo training class to instruction. Boys to gunnery instruction.

7.23pm: Sighted North Point Light Curacao bearing S5W.


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15 July 1920

From Georgetown (Demerara) to Colon Panama

Lat 12.9, Long -72.1

am: Boys to gunnery instruction. Ordinary seaman torpedo training class to instruction. Exercised gunlayers and trainers and directors towers crew. Hands employed as requisite.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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16 July 1920

From Georgetown (Demerara) to Colon Panama

Lat 11.9, Long -76.2

8.0am: All coxswains of boats to signal instruction. Hands employed as requisite. After guns crews to divisional drill. Boys to gunnery instruction. Ordinary seaman torpedo training class to instruction.

pm: Port watch employed as requisite.



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17 July 1920

From Georgetown (Demerara) to Colon Panama

Lat 9.9, Long -79.3

8.20am: Hands employed as requisite.

5.07pm: Course and speed as required for entering harbour.

5.20pm: Passed through breakwater.

5.23pm: Stopped. Fired 21 gun salute with American ensign at the Main.

6.18pm: Secured alongside.

6.45pm: Prepare for coaling ship. 38 ratings joined ship.

7.40pm: Commenced coaling.


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18 July 1920

From Colon to Panama

Lat 9.0, Long -79.6

3.0am: Coaling completed.

7.12am: Slipped. Used engines as required for leaving wharf.

8.35am: Secured in Gatun lock.

9.27am: Left Gatun lock. Course and speed as required for proceeding through canal.

1.47pm: Entered Pedro Miguel lock.

2.15pm: Left lock.

2.42pm: Entered Miraflores lock.

3.22pm: Left Miraflores lock.

3.45pm: Course and speed as requisite for going alongside wharf.


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19 July 1920

At Panama

Lat 9.0, Long -79.6

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

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20 July 1920

From Panama to Callao

Lat 7.30, Long -79.12 2000hrs

8.0am: Slipped and proceeded alongside oiling wharf.

9.0am: Secured alongside oiling wharf.

11.0am: Slipped and proceeded. Course and speed as required for leaving harbor.

7.07pm: Cape Mala Light abeam.


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21 July 1920

From Panama to Callao

Lat 4.2, Long -80.6

9.50am: Boys to school. Foremost group of guns to divisional drill. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed as requisite. Boys to gunnery instruction. Ordinary seaman torpedo training class to instruction.


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22 July 1920

From Panama to Callao

Lat -0.4, Long -81.1

am: Small arms companies and Lewis gun companies to drill.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

2.05pm: Sighted La Plata Island bearing S12E.

4.15pm: Read warrant No 8.

9.50pm: St Elena abeam.


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23 July 1920

From Panama to Callao

Lat -4.7, Long -81.4

6.45am: Sighted land on port beam.

9.45am: General Quarters. Sub caliber firing.

10.45am: Hands employed as requisite. Boys to seamanship instruction. Ordinary seaman torpedo training class to instruction.

2.0pm: Hands employed as requisite. Ordinary seaman torpedo training class to instruction. [Various exercises during the day.]

11.20pm: Sighted Lobos de Tierra N70E.


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24 July 1920

From Panama to Callao

Lat -8.3, Long -80.1

12.23am: Lobos de Tierra Light abeam.

3.14am: Lobos de Afuera abeam.

am and pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.


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25 July 1920

From Panama to Callao

Lat -11.5, Long -77.9

10.30am: Held Divine service.

11.58am: Pelado Island abeam.

4.40pm: Course and speed as required for entering harbour.

4.43pm: Fired 21 gun salute with Peruvian ensign at main.

4.45pm: Stopped.

4.48pm: Let go starboard anchor in 9 fathoms.


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26 July 1920

At Callao

Lat -12.0, Long -77.1

8.30am: American Officer of the Guard came onboard. Hands employed painting ship.

11.50am: Fired 7 gun salute for British Consul.

1.0pm: Hands employed painting ship.


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27 July 1920

At Callao

Lat -12.0, Long -77.1

[am and pm: classes and instructions.]

11.15am: Prefect came on board.

11.30am: Prefect left ship, fired 13 gun salute.


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28 July 1920

At Callao

Lat -12.0, Long -77.1

6.10am: Dressed ship overall and fired 21 gun salute.

8.10am: Landed party of seamen and marines.

9.14am: Peruvian officer came on board.

12.0pm: Fired 21 gun salute.

6.0pm: Undressed ship fired 21 gun salute.


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29 July 1920

At Callao

Lat -12.0, Long -77.1

[am and pm: Hands employed as required.]

12.30pm: Landed party of seamen and marines.


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30 July 1920

At Callao

Lat -12.0, Long -77.1

[am and pm: Hands employed as required.]


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31 July 1920

At Callao

Lat -12.0, Long -77.1

am: Hands employed as requisite.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1920


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[LHS of front cover of copy of log book]

4f4d0e94a2fc8ee0920004a4: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68492/0000_1.jpg)

[RHS of front cover of copy of log book]

4f4d0e95a2fc8ee0920004a6: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68492/0001_1.jpg)

[Fuel consumption information page, completed, dated 18 and 20 Oct. 1920]

4f4d0e95a2fc8ee0920004a7: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68492/0002_0.jpg)

[Thermometer and barometer information page, completed]


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4f4d0e95a2fc8ee0920004a8: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68492/0002_1.jpg)


1 August 1920

At Callao

Lat -12.0, Long -77.1

9.30am: Held Divine service.

10.0am: Roman Catholic church party landed.


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2 August 1920

At Callao

Lat -12.0, Long -77.1

10.0am: Hands employed provisioning ship and as required. Ordinary seaman training class to boat sailing instruction. Boys to school and seamanship.

1.0pm: Hands employed as required. Ordinary seaman training class to instruction. Boys to physical drill and signal instruction.

4.0pm: Read warrant No.10.

4.45pm: Hands carry on stowing provisions.

6.0pm: Watch employed stowing sand.


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3 August 1920

At Callao

Lat -12.0, Long -77.1

8.0am: Hands employed preparing for coaling.

11.35am: Fired 13 gun salute in honour of British Minister.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

5.0pm: Hands completed preparing for coaling.


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4 August 1920

At Callao

Lat -12.0, Long -77.1

6.30am: Hands employed securing coaling lighters.

8.30am: Commenced coaling.

9.0pm: Secured coaling ship.


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5 August 1920

At Callao

Lat -12.0, Long -77.1

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

9.35am: Completed coaling. Hands employed cleaning ship.


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6 August 1920

At Callao

Lat -12.0, Long -77.1

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Read warrants 11 and 12.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

4.30pm: Evening quarters. Read warrant No.9.


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4f4d0e97a2fc8ee0920004ae: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68492/0005_1.jpg)


7 August 1920

At Callao

Lat -12.0, Long -77.1

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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4f4d0e97a2fc8ee0920004af: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-68492/0006_0.jpg)


8 August 1920

At Callao

Lat -12.0, Long -77.1

10.0am: Roman Catholic church party landed.

11.0am: Roman Catholic church party returned.


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9 August 1920

At Callao

Lat -12.0, Long -77.1

8.30am: Divisions. Exercised man ship.

1.0pm: Peruvian President came onboard. Fired 21 gun salute. Dressed ship.

2.55pm: President left ship. Fired 21 gun salute. Undressed ship.

3.10pm: Fired 21 gun salute as President reached shore.

4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as required.

5.52pm: Poloninos Light abeam.


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10 August 1920

From Callao to Mejillones

Lat -14.7, Long -76.3

[Various exercises and classes all day.]


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11 August 1920

From Callao to Mejillones

Lat -17.8, Long -74.3

[Various exercises and classes all day.]


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12 August 1920

From Callao to Mejillones

Lat -21.1, Long -71.2 [estimated]

[Various exercises and classes in morning and evening.]

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

9.0pm: "Yarmouth" took station 4 cables astern.


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13 August 1920

At Mejillones

Lat -23.0, Long -70.5

10.22am: Course as required for entering harbour.

10.45am: Stopped.

10.50am: Fired 21 gun salute with Chilean ensign at main. General O’Higgins returned salute.

11.06am: Came to with starboard anchor. Put clocks to Chilean time.

pm: Hands employed as required.


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14 August 1920

At Mejillones

Lat -23.0, Long -70.5

11.05am: Capt. of Chilean ship Gen. O’Higgins came onboard.

11.30am: Left ship.

2.0pm: Hands employed as requisite. Carried out director test.


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15 August 1920

At Mejillones

Lat -23.0, Long -70.5

9.0am: Roman Catholic church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.

11.30am: Roman Catholic church party returned.


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16 August 1920

At Mejillones

Lat -23.0, Long -70.5

10.0am: Weighed proceeded for torpedo practice. Gun crews to divisional drill. Torpedo party employed about torpedoes.

1.15pm: Punta Angamos Light House bearing S19W.

4.36pm: Let go port anchor in 30 fathoms.


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17 August 1920

At Mejillones

Lat -23.0, Long -70.5

8.42am: Weighed and proceeded as required for carrying out reduced charge firing. Hands at General Quarters.

12.20pm: Stopped and took in tow two pattern No 8 targets for “Yarmouth’s” firing.

2.10pm: Finished exercise proceeded into harbour.

3.52pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 24 fathoms.

11.15pm: Gen. O’Higgins sailed.


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18 August 1920

At Mejillones

Lat -23.0, Long -70.5

9.10am: Hands employed preparing paravanes. Carried out director test. Boys to physical drill.

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

1.55pm: Course and speed as required for carrying out sub-calibre throw off firing and as target ship for “Yarmouth.”

4.34pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 23 fathoms.


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19 August 1920

At Mejillones

Lat -23.0, Long -70.5

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.11am: Stopped both [engines]. Carried out torpedo exercise No.141.

9.50am: Came to with port anchor in 22 fathoms.

pm: Hands employed as required. Boys to boat pulling.


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20 August 1920

At Mejillones

Lat -23.0, Long -70.5

8.34am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as required for carrying out full charge firing. Hands at General Quarters.

8.47am: Out paravanes.

10.15am: In paravanes.

12.38pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 18 fathoms.


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21 August 1920

At Mejillones

Lat -23.0, Long -70.5

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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22 August 1920

At Mejillones

Lat -23.0, Long -70.5

7.45am: Chilean ship "Condell" sailed.

9.0am: Roman Catholic church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.

11.0am: Roman Catholic church party returned.


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23 August 1920

At Mejillones

Lat -23.0, Long -70.5

9.50am: Away all boats under sail.

10.30am: "Almirante Lynch" arrived in harbour.

12.0pm: All boats returned.

1.0pm: Boys and ordinary seamen training classes to boat sailing instruction.

2.55pm: Chilean officer came aboard.

3.15pm: Left ship.


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24 August 1920

At Mejillones

Lat -23.0, Long -70.5

9.30am: Clear lower deck, prepare for drill.

10.0am: Cut bower anchor and away all boats under oars.

pm: Hands employed cleaning boats and as required.


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25 August 1920

At Mejillones

Lat -23.0, Long -70.5

2.55pm: Captain of O’Higgins came aboard.

3.15pm: Captain of O’Higgins left ship.


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26 August 1920

At Mejillones

Lat -23.0, Long -70.5

am: Hands employed securing for sea.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded. [Night exercises.]

10.57pm: Punta Telas abeam 6 miles.


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27 August 1920

From Mejillos to Coquimbo

Lat -26.6, Long -71.3

[Various exercises and drills, including full power trial, competitive firing, and full charge firing.]


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28 August 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.6, Long -71.3

10.30am: Speed as required for entering harbour.

10.43am: Fired 21 gun salute with Chilean ensign at main.

10.47am: Stop both [engines].

11.05am: Let go port anchor in 8 fathoms.

2.15pm: Chilean Captain came onboard.

3.40pm: Chilean Captain left ship.


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29 August 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.6, Long -71.3

9.20am: Roman Catholic church party landed.

9.30am: Divisions. H.M.S. Yarmouth shifted berth.

10.30am: Divine service.

11.30am: Roman Catholic church party returned.


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30 August 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.6, Long -71.3

9.45am: came on board.

10.15am: British Consul left ship, fired 7 gun salute.

pm: Hands employed painting aloft and as required.


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31 August 1920

[Original log scan missing for August 31.]

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.6, Long -71.3

10.30am: Governor came aboard.

11.0am: Governor left ship, fired 9 gun salute.

pm: Hands employed preparing for coaling.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1920


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[LHS of front cover of copy of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of copy of log book]

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HMS “SOUTHAMPTON” 24 DEC 1920 MEMORANDUM NO. 144 The accompanying Copy of the Log for month of September 1920 is returned for correction and completion as shown below.

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[Back of previous page and left edge of next page]

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[Fuel consumption information page, completed, dated 8 Oct. and 20 Dec 1920]


[September 1 1920 scan is missing from both logs]


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2 September 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.6, Long -71.3

am and pm: Hands employed as requisite. Boys to school. Ordinary seamen training class to signals.


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3 September 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.6, Long -71.3

8.30am: Range party landed.

12.0pm: Range party returned.

1.0pm: Ordinary seamen training class to signals.


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4 September 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.6, Long -71.3

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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5 September 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.6, Long -71.3

10.30am: Divine service.


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6 September 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.6, Long -71.3

9.0am: Regatta held during forenoon.

1.0pm: Commenced regatta.

5.0pm: Finished regatta.

7.0pm: H.M.S. Yarmouth sailed.


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7 September 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.6, Long -71.3

5.30am: Hands fall in for coaling. Employed securing lighters.

6.0am: Commenced coaling.

10.0pm: Secured [from coaling]


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8 September 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.6, Long -71.3

6.35am: Hands employed coaling ship.

10.50am: Completed coaling ship. Hands employed unrigging coaling gear.

1.0pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.


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9 September 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.6, Long -71.3

am and pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship.

5.20pm: Stokers evening quarters. Read Warrant 14, 15, 16 and 18.


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10 September 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.6, Long -71.3

am and pm: Hands employed painting ship.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Read warrant No.17.


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11 September 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.6, Long -71.3

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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12 September 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.6, Long -71.3

9.30am: Divisions. Roman Catholic church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.

11.30am: Roman Catholic church party returned.


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13 September 1920

From Coquimbo to Valparaiso

Lat -31.3, Long -71.9 [8.0pm]

10.05am: Weighed and proceeded. [Remainder of day cleaning ship, classes, and exercises.]


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14 September 1920

From Coquimbo to Valparaiso and at Valparaiso

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6

9.05am: Course and speed as required for entering harbour.

9.08am: Fired 21 gun salute with Chilean ensign at main.

9.30am: Came to with starboard anchor in 40 fathoms.

9.45am: Captain of Port and British Vice Consul came aboard.

10.10am: Left ship.

1.0pm: Hands employed painting ship and boats.


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15 September 1920

At Valparaiso

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6

10.10am: Governor [of] Valparaiso came on board.

10.20am: Left ship. Fired 15 gun salute.

10.45am: Captain of Port came onboard.

10.55am: Consul General came on board.

11.10am: Captain of Port left ship.

11.15am: Chilean Admiral came on board.

11.45am: British Consul General left ship, fired 11 gun salute.

11.50am: Chilean Admiral left ship, fired 17 gun salute.

pm: Hands employed taking in canteen stores and painting.


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16 September 1920

At Valparaiso

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6

am and pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship and boats.


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17 September 1920

At Valparaiso

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6

am: Hands employed provisioning ship and as required. Boys to school.


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18 September 1920

At Valparaiso

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6

8.0am: Dressed ship overall. Fired 21 gun salute.

12.0pm: Fired 21 gun salute.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

6.0pm: Undressed ship. Fired 21 gun salute.


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19 September 1920

At Valparaiso

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6

9.0am: Roman Catholic church party landed.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine service.

11.30am: Roman Catholic church party returned.


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20 September 1920

At Valparaiso

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6

9.30am: Hands employed as required. Boys to school.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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21 September 1920

At Valparaiso

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6

12.0pm: British Minister and Consul General arrived onboard.

2.10pm: 1 seaman rating discharged to hospital.

2.45pm: British Minister and Consul General left ship. Fired 17 gun salute.

4.53pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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22 September 1920

From Valparaiso to Callao

Lat -30.2, Long -72.6

am and pm: Classes and exercises.


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23 September 1920

From Valparaiso to Callao

Lat -26.5, Long -73.5

am and pm: Exercises, small arms, make and mend clothes.


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24 September 1920

From Valparaiso to Callao

Lat -22.8, Long -74.7

am and pm: Exercises, classes, clean ship.

5.0pm: Read Warrants No. 19 and 20.


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25 September 1920

From Valparaiso to Callao

Lat -19.0, Long -75.8

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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26 September 1920

From Valparaiso to Callao

Lat -15.2, Long -76.8

10.15am: Read the articles of war.

10.30am: Divine service.


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27 September 1920

From Valparaiso to Callao

Lat -12.0, Long -77.1

7.16am: Speed as required for entering harbour.

8.13am: Stop.

8.18am: Came to with port anchor in 5 fathoms. Fired 21 gun salute with Peruvian ensign at main. Salute of 21 guns returned by Peruvian fort.

11.0am: Sub Lieutenant Bravington R.N. joined ship. Five ratings joined ship.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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28 September 1920

At Callao

Lat -12.0, Long -77.1

5.45am: Hands employed securing coal lighters.

6.15am: Commenced coaling.

7.30pm: Completed coaling ship. Received 605 tons. Hands employed cleaning ship.


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29 September 1920

At Callao

Lat -12.0, Long -77.1

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.


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30 September 1920

[Original log scan missing for August 31 used to duplicate September 30]

At Callao

Lat -12.0, Long -77.1

9.0am: Hands employed provisioning ship and painting guns.

11.15am: Prefect came onboard.

11.30am: Prefect left ship. Fired 13 gun salute with Peruvian ensign at fore.

1.0pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1920


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[LHS of front cover of copy of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of copy of log book]

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[Fuel consumption information page, completed, dated 9 Nov 1920]

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[Thermometer and barometer information page, completed]

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HMS “SOUTHAMPTON” at Iquique 19 Dec. 1920 NO.144 MEMORANDUM The accompanying Copy of the Log for month of October 1920 is returned for completion as shown below…

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[Back of previous page and left edge of next page]

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1 October 1920

[Original log scan missing for September 1 used to duplicate October 1]

At Callao

Lat -12.0, Long -77.1

11.45am: His Majesty's Minister came on board. [See original log page 003_1]

1.45pm: His Majesty’s Minister left ship. Fired 17 guns salute.


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2 October 1920

At Callao

Lat -12.0, Long -77.1

9.35am: Weighed and proceeded to San Lorenzo Island.

10.25am: Came to with port anchor.

10.35am: Ammunition lighters came alongside. Hands employed cleaning ship and taking in ammunition.

1.0pm: Hands employed turning in and securing boats for sea.


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3 October 1920

From Callao to Guayaquil

Lat -11.6, Long -77.8

7.13am: Weighed and proceeded for closing floating dock.

10.30am: Divine service.

1.37pm: Pelado Island abeam 2-1/3'


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4 October 1920

From Callao to Guayaquil

Lat -8.4, Long -80.0

10.45am: Field guns crew to drill. Ordinary seamen training class to examination.

2.0pm: Hands employed as required. Ordinary seamen training class passing out at seamanship. A class of boys to school.

9.51pm: Lobos de Afuera Light abeam 4'


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5 October 1920

From Callao to Guayaquil

Lat -5.0, Long -80.5

[Exercises, etc.]


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6 October 1920

From Callao to Guayaquil

Lat -2.2, Long -79.9 [Estimated]

9.15am: Came to with starboard anchor.

11.15am: Pilot came aboard. Ordinary seamen training class to instruction. Boys to school.

11.18am: Weighed and proceeded as required to Guayaquil.

15.04pm: Came to with starboard anchor. Fired 21 gun salute with Ecuadorian ensign at main.

3.30pm: Captain of Port came aboard.

3.45pm: Captain of Port left ship, fired 7 gun salute.

5.30pm: British Consul came onboard.

5.50pm: British Consul left ship fired 7 gun salute.


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7 October 1920

At Guayaquil

Lat -2.2, Long -79.9

9.0am: B class of boys to school. Ordinary seamen training class to seamanship. Remainder of hands painting and cleaning ship.

11.35am: Charge de Affaires came on board.

11.50am: Charge de Affaires left ship, fired 13 gun salute.

1.35pm: U.S.S. Cleveland arrived.

1.55pm: Boys to school. Ordinary seamen and torpedo training class to instruction. Remainder of hands employed as required.

5.0pm: Civil Governor came aboard.

5.25pm: Civil Governor left ship, fired 13 gun salute.

5.30pm: Commander General Army and Navy came aboard.

5.50pm: Left ship, fired 15 gun salute.


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8 October 1920

At Guayaquil

Lat -2.2, Long -79.9

am and pm: Hands employed as required


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9 October 1920

At Guayaquil

Lat -2.2, Long -79.9

8.0am: Dressed ship overall, fired 21 gun salute. Hands employed cleaning ship.

12.0pm: Fired 21 gun salute.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

6.0pm: Undressed ship, fired 21 gun salute.


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10 October 1920

At Guayaquil

Lat -2.2, Long -79.9

8.45am: Roman Catholic church party landed.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine service.

11.0am: Roman Catholic church party returned.

1.15pm: Landed small arm companies and field gun.

5.15pm: Landing party returned.


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11 October 1920

At Guayaquil

Lat -2.2, Long -79.9

am: Ordinary seamen training class to seamanship. S.T.’s training class to torpedo to instruction.

10.20am: Chilean Minister came aboard.

11.0am: Chilean Minister left ship.

11.15am: Ecuadorian Congress came aboard.

12.0pm: Left ship. Fired 13 gun salute.


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12 October 1920

At Guayaquil

Lat -2.2, Long -79.9

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

12.30pm: Ecuadorian President left shore, fired 21 gun salute.

12.40pm: Ecuadorian President came onboard, fired 21 gun salute. Hands make and mend clothes. Leave to watch.

2.20pm: President left ship, fired 21 gun salute.

2.30pm: President landed, fired 21 gun salute.

2.40pm: President boarded U.S.S. Cleveland, fired 21 gun salute.

3.05pm: President left U.S.S. Cleveland, fired 21 gun salute.


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13 October 1920

At Guayaquil

Lat -2.2, Long -79.9

5.30am: U.S.S. Cleveland sailed.

9.25am: Charge d'affairs came on board.

9.30am: Read warrant No.21

10.50am: Charge d'affairs left ship.

4.25pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as required for proceeding down river.

7.40pm: Stop.

7.45pm: Came to with starboard anchor.


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14 October 1920

From Guayaquil to Talara Bay

Lat -3.4, Long -80.6

Sighted Madringa Lt abeam 4 cables

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded for leaving harbour.

am: Hands employed as required. Ordinary seamen training class to seamanship. B class boys to school. A class to gunnery instruction.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship. Boys and ordinary seaman training class to instruction.

8.30pm: Course and speed as required for investigating green rocket on entering harbour.

11.20pm: Came to with port anchor.


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15 October 1920

At Talara Bay

Lat -4.6, Long -81.3

11.26am: Weighed and proceeded into inner harbour.

11.57am: Let go port anchor in 17 fathoms.

1.50pm: Secured to oiling wharf.

2.30pm: Commenced oiling.

6.0pm: Finished oiling. Took in 147 tons.


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16 October 1920

At Talara Bay

Lat -4.6, Long -81.3

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Make and mend clothes.


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17 October 1920

At Talara Bay

Lat -4.6, Long -81.3

4.10pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

5.30pm: Parinas Point abeam 1 ½ miles.


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18 October 1920

From Talara Bay to Callao

Lat -7.3, Long -80.7

8.48am: Sighted Lobos de Afuera S86E.

am: A class boys to school. B class to gunnery instruction. Ordinary seamen training class to signals. Remainder as required.

10.25am: Lobos de Afuera abeam 11 miles.

1.0pm: Port watch employed as required. Ordinary seamen training class to signals. A class boys to school. B class to gunnery instruction.


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19 October 1920

From Talara Bay to Callao

Lat -10.3, Long -78.7

am: A class boys to gunnery. B class to school. Ordinary seamen training class to signals. STs to instruction. Remainder as required.

pm: Hands employed as required. Ordinary seamen training class to instruction. Acting STs to instruction. Boys to gunnery.


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20 October 1920

From Talara Bay to and at Callao

Lat -12.1, Long -77.1

8.50am: Course and speed as required for entering harbour.

9.08am: Came to with port anchor. Hands cleaning ship.

9.50am: Captain of Port came aboard. Hands employed blacking down aloft and as required. A class boys to school. B to gunnery. Acting STs to instruction.

9.55am: Captain of Almirante Grau came onboard.

10.10am: Left ship.


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21 October 1920

At Callao

Lat -12.1, Long -77.1

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical drill. Hands employed painting guns, blacking down aloft. A class boys to gunnery. B class to school. Acting STs to instruction. Ordinary seamen to signals.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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22 October 1920

At Callao

Lat -12.1, Long -77.1

10.0am: Hands employed provisioning ship. Boys and ordinary seamen training class to instruction.

3.0pm: 1 Leading Seaman and one SPO discharged to Ortego for hospital.


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23 October 1920

At Callao

Lat -12.1, Long -77.1

am: Hands cleaning ship.

5.24pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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24 October 1920

From Callao to and at Pisco

Lat -13.7, Long -77.2

8.32am: Came to with starboard anchor in 6.5 fathoms.

10.20am: Divine service.


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25 October 1920

From Pisco to Arica

Lat -14.4, Long -76.3

6.02am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical drill.

9.40am: General Quarters.

10.20am: Secure. Acting STs to instruction. A class boys to school. B class to gunnery. Ordinary seamen training class to signals.

1.30pm: Ordinary seamen training class and acting STs to instruction. A class boys to school. B class to gunnery.

4.42pm: Read warrant No.22.


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26 October 1920

From Pisco to Arica

Lat -16.4, Long -73.8

[Exercises, classes, and instructions.]


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27 October 1920

From Pisco to and at Arica

Lat -18.3, Long -70.7

[am: Exercises, classes, and instructions.]

2.18pm: Course and speed as required for entering harbour.

2.29pm: Came to with port anchor.

2.40pm: Vice Admiral and Captain of Port came onboard.

3.15pm: Left ship.

3.50pm: Governor of Arica came onboard.

4.0pm: Left ship. Fired 11 gun salute.


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28 October 1920

At Arica

Lat -18.5, Long -70.3

9.40am: Hands employed painting ship and as required. Ordinary seamen training class and boys to boat work instruction.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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29 October 1920

At Arica

Lat -18.5, Long -70.3

am and pm: Sailing instruction.


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30 October 1920

From Arica to Iquique and at Arica

Lat -18.5, Long -70.3

am: Hands cleaning ship.

12.05pm: Chilean Governor came onboard. Hands furling awnings and securing boats for sea.

2.0pm: Governor left ship, fired 15 gun salute.

9.07pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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31 October 1920

From Arica to Iquique and at Iquique

Lat -20.0, Long -70.2

9.17am: Course and speed for entering harbour.

9.23am: Fired 21 gun salute with Chilean ensign at Main.

10.07am: Came to with starboard anchor.

11.05am: Acting Consul came onboard.

11.40am: Left ship. Fired 7 gun salute.

4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded to shift billet.

4.40pm: Came to with port anchor in 17 fathoms. Secured stern to PSNC buoy.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1920


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[LHS of front cover of copy of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of copy of log book]

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[Fuel consumption information page, completed, dated 16 Dec 1920, 26 Jan 1921]

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[Thermometer and barometer information page, completed]


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1 November 1920

At Iquique

Lat -20.2, Long -70.2

8.0am: Commenced coaling.

10.15am: Captain of Port came onboard.

10.30am: Left ship. Captain of "Chacabuco" came onboard.

10.50am: Left ship.

6.0pm: Completed coaling ship. Received 572 tons.


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2 November 1920

At Iquique

Lat -20.2, Long -70.2

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.


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3 November 1920

From Iquique to Taltal and at Iquique

Lat -20.2, Long -70.2

am: Acting STs to instruction. Ordinary seamen to boat sailing instruction. Boys to torpedo instruction.

1.20pm: Ordinary seamen training class to instruction. Boys to torpedo instruction. Remainder of hands employed preparing for sea.

3.0pm: 1 Private of Marines discharged to hospital.

5.52pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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4 November 1920

From Iquique to Taltal

Lat -22.8, Long -70.8

[am and pm: Exercises and instructions.]


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5 November 1920

From Iquique to and at Taltal

Lat -25.5, Long -70.5

9.35am: Course and speed as required for entering harbour.

9.55am: Came to with starboard anchor in 22 fathoms.

10.0am: Captain of Port and Vice Consul came on board.

10.27am: Captain of Port left ship.

10.45am: Consul left ship.

1.0pm: Hands employed scraping funnels and as required.


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6 November 1920

[Copied log scan missing for November 6th.]

At Taltal

Lat -25.5, Long -70.5

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and painting funnels.

11.0am: Governor came onboard.

11.20am: Governor left ship. Fired 11 gun salute.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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7 November 1920

[Copied log scan missing for November 7]

From Taltal to Coquimbo

Lat -26.2, Long -71.1

5.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.30am: Divine service.


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8 November 1920

From Taltal to Coquimbo and at Coquimbo

Lat -29.3, Long -71.6

[am and pm: Instructions, school, seamanship.]

4.22pm: Course and speed as required for entering harbour.

4.38pm: Fired 21 gun salute with Chilean ensign at Main.

4.58pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 7 fathoms.


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9 November 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.9, Long -71.3

9.50am: British Consul came on board.

9.55am: Captain of Port and Captain of “Presidente Errazuriz” came on board. Hands employed painting, etc.

1.0pm: Hands employed painting masts and yards. Boys and acting STs to instruction. Ordinary seamen to examination.

5.28pm: Read Warrant No. 23.


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10 November 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.9, Long -71.3

9.0am: Hands employed painting ship. A class boys to school.

10.25am: Governor came onboard.

10.45am: Left ship. Fired 11 gun salute.

pm: Hands employed painting ship.


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11 November 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.9, Long -71.3

8.0am: Landed field gun and crew.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical drill. School, instructions, cleaning and painting.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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12 November 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.9, Long -71.3

9.0am: Exercised divers. Acting STs to demolition instruction. Ordinary seamen to gunnery instruction. Hands employed scraping funnels.

1.0pm: Hands employed holystoning, painting water line and as required. Exercised divers.


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13 November 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.9, Long -71.3

am: hands employed cleaning ship.

6.30pm: 1 ERA left ship for hospital.


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14 November 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.9, Long -71.3

10.30am: Divine service.


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15 November 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.9, Long -71.3

[am and pm: instruction, school.]


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16 November 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.9, Long -71.3

[am: Instructions, provisioning ship.]


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17 November 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.9, Long -71.3

[Cleaning ship, preparing for coaling, make and mend clothes.]


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18 November 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.9, Long -71.3

5.25am: Coal lighters came alongside.

5.45am: Hands commenced coaling.

9.30am: 1 Private Marine joined ship from Iquique.

9.30pm: Ceased coaling.


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19 November 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.9, Long -71.3

6.30am: Hands commenced coaling.

1.20pm: Completed coaling ship. Total 960 tons. Hands employed cleaning ship.


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20 November 1920

At Coquimbo

Lat -29.9, Long -71.3

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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21 November 1920

From Coquimbo to Valparaiso and at Coquimbo

Lat -31.2, Long -71.7

8.31am: Weighed and proceeded through inner passage.


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22 November 1920

From Coquimbo to and at Valparaiso

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6

10.39am: Course and speed as required for entering harbour.

11.24am: Fired 21 gun salute with Chilean ensign at main. Came to with port anchor.

11.32am: 13 gun salute to U.S. Rear Admiral.

1.0pm: Training classes to instruction.


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23 November 1920

At Valparaiso

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6

8.30am: Chilean Captain came on board.

10.0am: Read warrant No. 24. Hands employed painting and provisioning ship.

10.10am: American Admiral and Chilean Intendente came on board.

10.20am: Intendente left ship. Fired 15 gun salute.

10.38am: American Admiral left ship. Fired 13 gun salute.

10.40am: American Captain came onboard.

10.58am: Left ship.

11.40am: Director General of Chilean Navy came onboard.

11.20am: Left ship. Fired 17 gun salute.


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24 November 1920

At Valparaiso

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6

am and pm: Training classes and school. Hands employed painting and cleaning ship.


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25 November 1920

At Valparaiso

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6

9.12am: “Espana” arrived.

9.21am: Fired 21 gun salute.

10.0am Dressed ship overall and cheered ship.

11.0am: Fired 21 gun salute as H.R.H. the L'Enfant of Spain left ship.

11.10am: Fired 21 gun salute as H.R.H. the L’Enfant of Spain arrived on shore.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

5.10pm: Spanish Captain came on board.

5.20pm: Spanish Captain left ship.


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26 November 1920

At Valparaiso

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6

am and pm: Instructions and school.


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27 November 1920

At Valparaiso

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6

am: Hands employed holystoning upper deck and cleaning ship.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.



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28 November 1920

At Valparaiso

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6

10.30am: Divine Service. The Archdeacon of Valparaiso officiating.


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29 November 1920

At Valparaiso

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6

[Training classes.]


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30 November 1920

At Valparaiso

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6

[Training classes.]



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1920


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[LHS of front cover of copy of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of copy of log book]

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[Fuel consumption information page, completed, dated 7 Jan 1921, 12 and 13 March 1921]

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[Thermometer and barometer information page, completed]


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1 December 1920

At Valparaiso

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6

8.0am: Dressed ship overall with white ensigns at mastheads. Hands employed securing boats and cleaning ship. Ordinary seamen to rifle drill.

11.15am: 1 Stoker rating discharged to hospital.

12.0pm: Fired 21 gun salute for Queen Alexandra's Birthday.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

6.55pm: Undressed ship.


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2 December 1920

At Valparaiso

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6

am: Gunnery training class to instruction. A class boys to torpedo. B class boys to school.

pm: Hands employed securing for sea.

11.40pm: British Minister and Naval Attaché came onboard.


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3 December 1920

From Valparaiso to Talcahuano and at Valparaiso

Lat -33.8, Long -72.01

5.12am: Weighed and proceeded for leaving harbour.

[am and pm: Instructions and classes.]

2.28pm: Topocalma Light bore East distance 2.7 miles.

4.0pm: Read Warrant No 25.


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4 December 1920

From Valparaiso to and at Talcahuano

Lat -36.7, Long -73.1

10.20am: Course and speed as required for entering harbour.

11.15am: Fired 21 gun salute with Chilean ensign at main.

11.30am: Came to with starboard anchor. Captain of Port came onboard.

11.40am: Returned 19 gun salute for British Minister.

11.45am: Fired 13 gun salute for Chilean Rear Admiral.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Received from Chilean Naval Authorities on behalf of his Majesty's Minister Plenipotentiary and Envoy Extraordinary the arms and ammunition from German raider Seeadler.

2.10pm: Chilean Rear Admiral came aboard.

2.45pm: Left ship. Fired 13 gun salute.

3.25pm: Captain of O'Higgins came onboard.

3.35pm: Left ship.

4.0pm: Read Warrant No 26 and 27.


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5 December 1920

From Talcahuana to Punta Arenas and at Talcahuano

Lat -36.7, Long -73.1

8.0am: Saluted Chilean Admiral's flag with 13 guns.

10.0am: Divine service.

2.45pm: Weighed and proceeded as required for leaving harbour.

9.25pm: Jettisoned the armament of SMS Seeadler in Lat 36 57'S [Long] 73 51’W in the presence of HBM Minister Plenipotentiary and Envoy Extraordinary JC Vaughan, CMG, MVO.

10.0pm: Sighted Larofie Light S74E.


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6 December 1920

From Talcahuano to Punta Arenas

Lat -38.7, Long -74.2

5.15am: Mocha Island S31E.

[am and pm: Instructions and classes.]


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7 December 1920

From Talcahuano to Punta Arenas

Lat -42.2, Long -74.8

[am and pm: Instructions and classes.]


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8 December 1920

Talcahuano to Port Eden

Lat -45.5, Long -75.5

[am and pm: Instructions and classes.]


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9 December 1920

From Talcahuano to Eden Harbour

Lat -48.1, Long -74.6

5.10am: Course as required for making to and proceeding through Messier Channel.

[am: Instructions and drills.]

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

5.57pm: Kitt Island abeam.

6.0pm: Course and speed as required for entering harbour.

7.12pm: Came to with starboard anchor.


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10 December 1920

From Port Eden to and at Puerto Bueno

Lat -50.2, Long -74.7

3.49am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.34am: Course as required proceeding through channels.

8.50am: Mason Island abeam 3 cables.

11.20am: Cape Somerset abeam.

2.29pm: Player Island abeam.

3.23pm: Passed Guia Narrows.

5.29pm: Stop both.

5.42pm: Came to with port anchor. Pounds Island beacon 1.75 cables bearing 259.


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11 December 1920

From Puerto Bueno to Gray Anchorage

Lat -51.9, Long -73.7

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

11.30am: Passed through Farquhar Pass into Collingwood Strait.

12.30pm: Passed through Victory Pass.

2.39pm: Entered Gray channel.

4.28pm: Came to with port anchor in 26 fathoms.


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12 December 1920

From Gray Anchorage to Fortiscue Bay

Lat -53.2, Long -73.4

5.0pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite for proceeding thro Smyth channel.

7.30am: Fairway Islands abeam 5 cables.

10.59am: Sentinel Islands abeam.

4.18pm: St Jerome Point abeam.

5.33pm: Course and speed as required for entering harbour.

6.15pm: Come to with port anchor.


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13 December 1920

From Fortesque Bay to and at Punta Arenas

Lat -53.4, Long -70.9

5.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.25am: Lambert Island abeam.

8.55am: Sunday Island abeam.

9.30am: [School and instructions.]

1.0pm: Hands employed preparing for entering harbour and as required.

1.37pm: Course and speed as required for entering harbour.

1.59pm: Came to with port anchor in 17 fathoms.

7.0pm: 1 Signal Rating joined ship from Dartmouth.


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14 December 1920

At Punta Arenas

Lat -53.1, Long -70.9

am and pm: [School and instructions.]

10.30am: British Minister left ship for shore. Fired 17 gun salute.


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15 December 1920

At Punta Arenas

Lat -53.1, Long -70.9

7.15am: U.S.S. Dolphin and Des Moines arrived.

8.0am: Saluted flag of American Rear Admiral 13 guns.

am and pm: [School and instructions.]


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16 December 1920

At Punta Arenas

Lat -53.1, Long -70.9

9.0am: Espana, O'Higgins, Esmeralda arrived. Fired 21 gun salute in honour of H.R.H. L' Enfant. Dressed ship.

10.45am: Fired 21 gun salute on H.R.H. L'Enfant leaving Espana for the shore.

10.54am: Fired 21 gun salute as H.R.H. L' Enfant reached shore.

1.30pm: Landing party left ship.

3.25pm: Fired 21 gun salute and undressed ship.

5.0pm: Landing party returned.


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17 December 1920

At Punta Arenas

Lat -53.1, Long -70.9

10.20am: Chilean Admiral came onboard.

10.35am: Chilean Admiral left ship. Fired 13 gun salute.

am and pm: [Training classes to instructions.]


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18 December 1920

At Punta Arenas

Lat -53.1, Long -70.9

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and securing for sea.

1.30pm: 1 Petty Officer and 1 Private of Marines discharged to Dartmouth for passage to England.

5.0pm: 200 bags of flour received onboard for passage to Falkland Islands.


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19 December 1920

From Punta Arenas to Port Stanley (Falklands) and at Punta Arenas

Lat -53.1, Long -70.9

10.15am: Divine service.

3.16pm: Weighed and proceeded with "Dartmouth" in company.

11.46pm: Cape Possession abeam.


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20 December 1920

From Punta Arenas to Stanley (Falklands Islands)

Lat -51.2, Long -66.9

2.0am: Cape Virgins Light abeam 8 miles.

8.29am: Course and speed as requisite for carrying out practice. [School and instructions.]

10.30am: Parted company with Dartmouth.

pm: [School and instructions.]

4.0pm: Read Warrants No's 28 and 29.


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21 December 1920

From Punta Arenas to Stanley

Lat -50.7, Long -61.1

am and pm: [School and instructions.]

9.40am: Course as required for firing.

10.0am: Resumed course.

4.0pm: Course and speed as required for swinging.

5.50pm: Resumed course.


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22 December 1920

From Punta Arenas to and at Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

8.30am: Let go starboard anchor.

8.35am: Let go port anchor. Middled 3 shackles on each in 7 fathoms mud. [Gunnery and instructions.]

pm: [School and instructions.]


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23 December 1920

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

am and pm: [School and instructions.]

11.05am: Administrator Falkland Islands came onboard and was received with a 15 gun salute.

1.0pm: Carpenters party ashore.


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24 December 1920

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

9.0am: Shore working party landed. Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Shore working party landed.

2.10pm: 3 ratings joined ship from detention.


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25 December 1920

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

10.0am: Divine service.

10.50am: Fired 17 gun salute with Red ensign at the fore. Arrival of the Governor in mail steamer.


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26 December 1920

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

10.0am: Divine service.


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27 December 1920

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

7.45am: Landed shore working party.

9.0am: Prepare for coaling.


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28 December 1920

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

5.40am: Commenced coaling.

6.30pm: Finished coaling.


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29 December 1920

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

6.0am: Commenced coaling.


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30 December 1920

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

4.55am: Commenced coaling.

5.30pm: Finished coaling.


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31 December 1920

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

am and pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

5.30pm: Finished coaling.


[End of duplicate logs]



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1921


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1 January 1921

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

8.0am: Hands employed coaling ship.

1.30pm: Read warrants No's 30-31.

5.50pm: Completed coaling ship.


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2 January 1921

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.


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3 January 1921

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Surveying starboard cable. Diving party working about ships bottom.

1.0pm: Hands employed provisioning ship. Diving party working about bottom. Surveying starboard cable and preparing for sea.


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4 January 1921

From Port Stanley to South Georgia and at Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

11.0am: Weighed port anchor shortened in to 1 shackle on starboard anchor.

11.29am: Weighed starboard anchor. Course and speed as required for clearing harbour.

pm: [classes, hands working on cable.]


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5 January 1921

From Port Stanley to South Georgia

Lat -52.1, Long -52.2

am and pm: [school and instructions.]

10.18am: Carried out practice with H.A. gun.


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6 January 1921

From Port Stanley to South Georgia

Lat -52.7, Long -46.4 [Noon Lat and Long reversed on log page. Compare to 0800 and 2000 positions.]

am: [School, instructions, cleaning ship.]

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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7 January 1921

From Port Stanley to South Georgia

Lat -53.2, Long -40.9

1.50am: Sighted iceberg.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.


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8 January 1921

From Port Stanley to South Georgia and at South Georgia

Lat -54.0, Long -37.9

9.30am: Welcome Island abeam.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

2.45pm: Course and speed as required for entering King Edward Cove.

3.50pm: Let go port anchor in 11 fathoms.

3.52pm: Let go starboard anchor in 11 fathoms. Moored with the bowers 3 shackles on each.


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9 January 1921

At South Georgia

Lat -54.2, Long -36.8


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10 January 1921

At South Georgia

Lat -54.2, Long -36.8

am and pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship.


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11 January 1921

At South Georgia

Lat -54.2, Long -36.8

9.0am: Boys to school. Ordinary seamen to torpedo instruction. Diving party working round propellers.


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12 January 1921

At South Georgia

Lat -54.2, Long -36.8

1.30pm: Ordinary seamen to torpedo instruction. Boys to school.


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13 January 1921

At South Georgia

Lat -54.2, Long -36.8

am: School, seamanship, torpedo instruction.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

9.0pm: Unmoored.

9.14pm: Weighed starboard anchor and shifted berth.

9.30pm: Let go starboard anchor.

9.40pm: Secured 5 shackles starboard, 6 shackles port.


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14 January 1921

From South Georgia to Port Stanley (Falkland Islands)

Lat -52.8, Long -38.3

3.05am: Weighed port anchor.

3.47am: Weighed starboard anchor. Course and speed as required [in] harbour.

8.51am: Course as required for avoiding icebergs.

9.0am: Carried out gunnery practice at icebergs.

11.0am: Completed practice, resumed course.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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15 January 1921

From South Georgia to Port Stanley

Lat -53.2, Long -42.5

10.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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16 January 1921

From South Georgia to Port Stanley

Lat -52.7, Long -46.8

am: Hands cleaning ship.


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17 January 1921

From South Georgia to Port Stanley

Lat -52.7, Long -52.1

[am and pm: Instructions and school.]


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18 January 1921

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

10.40am: As required for entering harbour.

11.08am: Let go port anchor in 6 3/4 fathoms mud.

11.10am: Let go starboard anchor 6 3/4 fathoms mud.

11.30am: Moored with two bowers 5 shackles port anchor and 3 on starboard.

pm: [school and instructions.]

1.30pm: 1 rating joined ship.


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19 January 1921

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

am: Crane party working onshore. Instructions.

1.30pm: Read warrants No's 33, 34, and 35. Landed shore working party. School and instructions.

4.0pm: Read Warrant No 32.


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20 January 1921

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

am and pm: Hands working ashore, washing down aloft and as required.


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21 January 1921

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

am and pm: Hands working ashore, instructions, chipping and painting.


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22 January 1921

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

am: Hands working ashore and cleaning ship.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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23 January 1921

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

am: Hands working ashore.

10.30am: Divine service.


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24 January 1921

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

am and pm: Hands working ashore. Instructions.

2.0pm: 1 rating discharged to hospital.


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25 January 1921

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

am: Hands working ashore, chipping and painting, instructions.

pm: Hands working ashore, instructions and school.


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26 January 1921

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

am: Hands leaning ship, working ashore, instructions, and school.

pm: Hands working ashore, instructions and school. Chipping and painting.


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27 January 1921

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

am: Hands working ashore, instructions and school.

pm: Hands working ashore, instructions and school.

5.30pm: Read warrant No.26.


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28 January 1921

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

am: Hands working ashore, instructions.

pm: Hands working ashore, instructions and school.


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29 January 1921

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

am: Shore parties landed. Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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30 January 1921

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

am: Carpenters working party landed.

9.30am: Hands muster by open list.


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31 January 1921

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

am and pm: Diving party employed rigging barge and diving. Shore working party landed.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1921


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1 February 1921

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

9.0am: Hands employed ashore filling coal lighters and preparing for coaling.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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2 February 1921

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

6.0am: Hands employed coaling ship. W.T. working party landed.

12.20pm: Finished coaling for the day. Landed shore working party.


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3 February 1921

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

5.30am: Commenced coaling.

8.0pm: Completed coaling.


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4 February 1921

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Shore working party landed. Tested coaling gear and found correct.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship. Shore working party landed.


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5 February 1921

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Diving party employed in barge. Shore working party landed.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

4.45pm: 1 rating (Officer’s cook’s mate) joined from hospital.

6.45pm: 1 E.R.A. joined ship for passage.


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6 February 1921

From Port Stanley to Maldonado and at Port Stanley

Lat -50.9, Long -57.5

6.25am: Weighed starboard anchor.

6.45am: Weighed port anchor and proceeded.

10.30am: Divine service.


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7 February 1921

From Port Stanley to Maldonado

Lat -47.4, Long -57.0

am and pm: [School, instructions, hands chipping and painting.]


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8 February 1921

From Port Stanley to Maldonado

Lat -44.4, Long -56.3

am and pm: [Hands chipping and painting, seamanship, school.]


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9 February 1921

From Port Stanley to Maldonado

Lat -40.7, Long -55.8

am and pm: [Seamanship, instructions, school.]


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10 February 1921

From Port Stanley to Maldonado

Lat -37.1, Long -55.3

am: [Seamanship, instructions, painting.]

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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11 February 1921

From Port Stanley to Maldonado and at Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -55.0

1.20am: Sighted Lobos Light bearing N15E (approx.).

4.17am: Sighted Punta del Este bearing N12E.

6.40am: Came to with port anchor in 7 1/2 fathoms (sand and mud). Veered to 2 shackles.

am and pm: [Instructions, school, painting.]

1.30pm: 3 ratings joined ship from Dartmouth.


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12 February 1921

From Maldonado to Monte Video

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.53am: Punta Negra Light abeam.

9.46am: Flores Light bearing N88W.

2.44pm: Fired 21 gun salute with Uruguayan ensign at Main.

2.57pm: Let go starboard anchor in 6 fathoms (mud). Veered to 7 shackles. Secured stern to jetty.


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13 February 1921

At Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2

10.30am: Divine service.

3.10pm: Captain of "Uruguay" came onboard.

3.20pm: Left ship.


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14 February 1921

At Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2

am and pm: Hands employed cleaning and provisioning ship.

2.0pm: 1 rating discharged to hospital.

3.30pm: Uruguayan Captain came onboard.

4.10pm: Uruguayan Captain left ship.


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15 February 1921

At Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2

9.10am: Captain General and Captain of Port came onboard. Hands employed striking down stores and provisions. Boys to school.

9.30am: Captain General left ship.

2.0pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.

9.50pm: Let go port anchor. Secured with extra 3½ inch wire aft.


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16 February 1921

At Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2

am: Hands preparing for coaling.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

2.0pm: 3 coal lighters came alongside.


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17 February 1921

At Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2

am: Hands coaling ship.

2.0pm: Completed coaling ship. Hands employed cleaning ship. Amount of coal taken in 1045 tons.


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18 February 1921

At Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2

am and pm: Hands cleaning ship.

7.0pm: Pay Mid Bridge and 2 ratings joined ship.


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19 February 1921

At Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2

9.0am: 5 Ratings left ship for passage to England.

pm: Hand make and mend.


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20 February 1921

At Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2

9.0am: Divisions. Roman Catholic church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.

5.10pm: Weighed starboard anchor and proceeded. Course and speed as required.


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21 February 1921

At Martin Chico

Lat -34.2, Long -58.2

10.39am: Came to with starboard anchor. [School, training classes.]

pm: Hands employed painting mess decks. [Training classes, seamanship, school.]


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22 February 1921

At Martin Chico

Lat -34.2, Long -58.2

am and pm: Hands employed painting mess decks. [School, seamanship, training classes.]


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23 February 1921

At Martin Chico

Lat -34.2, Long -58.2

am and pm: Hands cleaning and painting as required.


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24 February 1921

At Martin Chico

Lat -34.2, Long -58.2

am and pm: Hands cleaning and painting as required.


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25 February 1921

At Martin Chico

Lat -34.2, Long -58.2

9.30am: Landed picnic party.

am and pm: Hands cleaning and painting as required.


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26 February 1921

From Martin Chico to and At Montevideo

Lat -34.2, Long -58.2

am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.30am: Secured for sea.

1.53pm: Weighed and proceeded for passing thru channels.


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27 February 1921

From Martin Chico to Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2

5.45am: Let go port anchor in 4 fathoms.

5.47am: Let go starboard anchor.

6.02am: Moored with tow bowers 3 shackles on each. Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am: Discharged Mr Gashen (gunner) to hospital.

10.30am: Divine service.

4.0pm: Port watch employed disembarking stores for HMS Dartmouth.


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28 February 1921

At Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2

9.34am: Weighed and shifted billet, proceeded alongside wall.

10.0am: Came to with starboard anchor.

11.10am: Secured stern to jetty with wires.

pm: Hands preparing for coaling.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1921


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1 March 1921

At Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2

5.30am: Lighters secured alongside.

6.0am: Commenced coaling.

9.30am: Finished coaling. Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.15pm: Hands to monthly payment. Hands to make and mend clothes.


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2 March 1921

At Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.


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3 March 1921

At Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2

9.0am: Hands employed painting ship, boats, and mess decks.

12.0pm: Director General of Uruguayan Navy came onboard.

1.0pm: Hands employed painting ship, boats, and as required.

2.45pm: Director General of Navy lift ship.

3.05pm: 1 Telegrapher rating joined ship from hospital.


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4 March 1921

At Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2

[The ship must have left port in the morning but there are no entries in the Remarks section about this. There are entries on the left for speed, course, and RPM from 10am.]

1.30pm: Carried out inclination with H.M.S. Petersfield.

4.12pm: Course and speed as required for entering harbour.

4.29pm: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor.

5.30pm: Captain of Port came onboard.

5.45pm: left ship


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5 March 1921

At Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -55.0

7.06am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.24am: Course and speed as required for torpedo and sub calibre practice.

11.42am: Stopped engines for dinner

2.56pm: Stopped.

2.58pm: Came to with starboard anchor.


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6 March 1921

At Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -55.0

10.30am: Divine service.


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7 March 1921

At Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -55.0

9.0am: Hands employed painting boats and as required.

12.30pm: 1 CERA joined ship from H.M.S. Petersfield.

1.27pm: Weighed and proceeded as required for carrying out throw off firing.

3.43pm: Stopped.

3.45pm: Came to with port anchor.

6.51pm: Weighed and proceeded as required for carrying out night sub-caliber firing.

9.21pm: Stopped.

9.23pm: Came to with starboard anchor.


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8 March 1921

At Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -55.0

9.0am: Hands employed painting and as required.

1.0pm: Hands employed cleaning boats and as required.

5.10pm: Weighed and proceeded for shifting berth.

5.47pm: Came to with starboard anchor.


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9 March 1921

At Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -55.0

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and boats.

1.0pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and as required.

3.30pm: H.M.S. Southampton arrived

4.0pm: One Leading Stoker joined ship from "Southampton."

4.30pm: Discharged 1 Leading Stoker to "Southampton" for hospital.

6.30pm: Discharged two ratings to Southampton for passage.


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10 March 1921

At Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -55.0

9.30am: Rear Admiral A.T. Hunt came onboard and inspected ship.

11.20am: Admiral left ship.

1.30pm: Rear Admiral A.T. Hunt came onboard.

3.0pm: R. Admiral left ship.


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11 March 1921

At Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -55.0

7.0am: H.M.S. "Petersfield" sailed for Montevideo.

9.0am: Boys to seaman ship. Gunnery and torpedo training classes to instruction.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: 1 Signal rating discharged to "Southampton."

4.30pm: 1 cooks mate joined ship.

5.0pm: 1 C.E.R.A. discharged to Southampton for Petersfield.


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12 March 1921

At Maldonado

Lat -34.9, Long -55.0

9.0am: Target working party left ship.

9.30am: [School, seamanship, training classes.]

10.45am: H.M.S. Southampton sailed for Montevideo.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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13 March 1921

From Maldonado to Rio De Janerio

Lat -34.7, Long -50.9

5.52am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.55am: San Jose Ignacia Point abeam 4.5 miles.

10.22am: Santa Maria abeam 9 miles.

10.30am: Divine service.

11.48am: Sighted Cape Polario bearing N14E.

12.23pm: Cape Polario abeam 15 miles.


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14 March 1921

From Maldonado to Rio De Janerio

Lat -31.9, Long -50.6

am and pm: [School, seamanship, instructions.]



LOG BOOK – MARCH 15TH 1921 TO JUNE 1ST 1921


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[LHS of front cover of log book]

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[RHS of front cover of log book]

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[Cover page of log of HMS Weymouth commanded by Captain Alistair F. Beal]

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[Directions for completing log.]

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[Description of instruments, armaments, boats and other equipment.]


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15 March 1921

From Maldonado to Rio De Janerio

Lat -29.5, Long -47.6 [0800 position. No noon position information.]

9.0am: [School, seamanship, training classes. Exercising paravanes.]

1.0pm: [School, seamanship, instructions.]


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16 March 1921

From Maldonado to Rio De Janerio

Lat -26.2, Long -45.8 [0800 position. No noon position information.]

9.0am: Courses as required for carrying out inclination exercises with "Petersfield." Exercised hands at small arms drill.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

8.0pm: Exercised night defence. Course as required for cruising with “Petersfield.”


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17 March 1921

From Maldonado to and at Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

9.0am: [School, seamanship.]

2 ratings joined ship from hospital. 1 rating discharged to Petersfield

12.15pm: Speed as required for entering harbour.

12.45pm: Fired 21 gun salute with Brazilian ensign at Main.

1.03pm: Came to with port anchor.

1.30pm: Saluted Brazilian Commodore's flag with 11 guns.

5.30pm: 3 ratings joined ship from hospital.

6.0pm: 1 rating discharged to "Petersfield."


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18 March 1921

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

am and pm: Hands cleaning ship and as required.


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19 March 1921

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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20 March 1921

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

8.45am: Roman Catholic church party landed.

10.20am: Church.

10.30am: Roman Catholic church party returned.

12.0pm: Brazilian Commodore came onboard.

12.25pm: Left ship. Fired 11 gun salute.


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21 March 1921

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

6.20am: Commenced coaling.

12.50pm: Completed coaling ship.

2.0pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.


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22 March 1921

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

11.15am: Oil lighter came alongside.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

3.20pm: Oil lighter left ship.


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23 March 1921

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

9.0am: [School, seamanship.]

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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24 March 1921

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

9.0am: [School, seamanship, instructions.]

1.0pm: Ambassador came onboard.

3.55pm: Ambassador left ship. Fired 19 gun salute.

5.0pm: Read warrant No 37.


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25 March 1921

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

10.0am: Divine service.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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26 March 1921

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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27 March 1921

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

10.20am: Divine service.


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28 March 1921

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

am and pm: [School, seamanship, instructions.]

4.0pm: Read warrants No's 38 and 39.


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29 March 1921

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

am and pm: [Instructions.]

10.30pm: Three stoker ratings joined ship.


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30 March 1921

From Rio de Janeiro to Pernambuco and at Rio de Janeiro

Lat -23.1, Long -42.9

9.46am: Weighed and proceeded as required for leaving harbour. [School, seamanship, instructions.]

5.58pm: Cape Frio abeam 1.5 miles.


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31 March 1921

From Rio de Janeiro to Pernambuco

Lat -21.7, Long -39.8

6.45am: Passed through apparent tide rip extending in SSE'ly by NNW'ly direction.

am: [School, seamanship, instructions.]

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1921


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1 April 1921

From Rio de Janeiro to Pernambuco

Lat -18.6, Long -38.0

am: [School, seamanship, instructions.]

1.0pm: Acting SGs to sub calibre firing. Remainder employed holystoning decks and as required.


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2 April 1921

From Rio de Janeiro to Pernambuco

Lat -15.9, Long -37.1

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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3 April 1921

From Rio de Janeiro to Pernambuco

Lat -13.3, Long -36.3

10.30am: Divine service.


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4 April 1921

From Rio de Janeiro to Pernambuco

Lat -10.7, Long -35.5

am: [Seamanship, gunnery, school.]

pm: Training classes to instruction.

6.50pm: Sighted glare of Maceio bearing N70W.


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5 April 1921

From Rio de Janeiro to and at Pernambuco

Lat -8.1, Long -34.9

8.51am: Stopped.

8.55am: Came to with port anchor.

9.45am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as required for proceeding to inner harbour

10.30am: Came to with port anchor in 14 ¾ fathoms (mud). Veered to 3 shackles. Secured bow and stern to Recife with wires.

1.35pm: Captain of Port came aboard.

2.0pm: Left ship. Boys, Ordinary Seamen and Acting SGs to instructions. Remainder of hands as required.


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6 April 1921

At Pernambuco

Lat -8.1, Long -34.9

am: Training classes to instruction. Remainder of hands employed preparing for coaling.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

3.10pm: Aide of Army Governor General came on board.

3.35pm: Left Ship.

4.05pm: Representative of President came onboard.

4.30pm: Left ship.


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7 April 1921

At Pernambuco

Lat -8.1, Long -34.9

8.0am: Coaling ship. Native labour.


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8 April 1921

At Pernambuco

Lat -8.1, Long -34.9

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Hands employed as required.


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9 April 1921

From Pernambuco to St. Vincent (Cape Verde) and at Pernambuco

Lat -8.1, Long -34.9

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and securing ship for sea.

2.0pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as required.

2.25pm: Stopped. Pilot left ship. Proceeded 152 Revs.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant No 40.


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10 April 1921

From Pernambuco to St. Vincent

Lat -6.0, Long -33.8

8.20am: Course and speed as required for taking "Petersfield" in tow.

9.24am: Tow started.

10.25am: Passed tow.

11.30am: Resumed tow.


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11 April 1921

From Pernambuco to St. Vincent

Lat -3.2, Long -32.8

6.35am: Sighted Fernando Noronha bearing S65E (The Peak).

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical Drill. A class boys to school. B class to gunnery. Act SGs to instructions. Ordinary seamen T.C to signals. Stokers to small arms drill. Remainder of hands employed oiling hawsers and as required.

1.0pm: A class boys to school. B class to gunnery. Ordinary seamen T.C to signal exam. Acting SGs to instruction. Remainder as required.


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12 April 1921

From Pernambuco to St. Vincent

Lat -0.7, Long -31.5

am: [Seamanship, instructions, school.]

pm: [Gunnery, school, instructions.]


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13 April 1921

From Pernambuco to St. Vincent

Lat 2.3, Long -30.2

am: Exercised small arms companies.

pm: [Instructions, school]


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14 April 1921

From Pernambuco to St. Vincent

Lat 4.9, Long -29.1

am: Small arms companies to drill.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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15 April 1921

From Pernambuco to St. Vincent

Lat 7.6, Long -28.3

9.05am: Slipped tow.

am: [Gunnery, instructions.]

pm: Hands employed holystoning forecastle, cleaning ship, and as required.


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16 April 1921

From Pernambuco to St. Vincent

Lat 11.0, Long -27.2

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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17 April 1921

From Pernambuco to St. Vincent

Lat 14.4, Long -25.9

10.20am: Divine service.


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18 April 1921

From Pernambuco to and at St. Vincent

Lat 16.8, Long -25.0

8.20am: Course and speed as required for entering harbour.

9.14am: Stopped.

9.16am: Fired 21 gun salute with Portuguese ensign at Main. Came to with port anchor.

10.15am: Vice Consul came onboard.

11.0am: Captain of Port came onboard.

11.15am: [Captain of Port] Left ship.

11.30am: Vice Consul left ship.

1.50pm: Captain of "Bengo" came onboard.

2.05pm: Left ship.


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19 April 1921

At St Vincent

Lat 16.8, Long -25.0

5.45am: Coal lighters secured alongside. Hands employed coaling ship.

6.0pm: Completed coaling ship.


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20 April 1921

At St Vincent

Lat 16.8, Long -25.0

9.10am: Prisoner from S.S. Barlby brought onboard.

9.30am: Held Naval Court onboard.


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21 April 1921

From St Vincent to Las Palmas

Lat 17.1, Long -24.9

7.30am: 3 Merchant seamen joined ship for passage from S.S. Barlby

9.55am: Weighed and proceeded as required for leaving harbour.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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22 April 1921

From St Vincent to Las Palmas

Lat 19.6, Long -22.9

am: [Gunnery, seamanship, instructions.]


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23 April 1921

From St Vincent to Las Palmas

Lat 21.4, Long -21.4

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.



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24 April 1921

From St Vincent to Las Palmas

Lat 23.3, Long -19.8

10.30am: Divine service.


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25 April 1921

From St Vincent to Las Palmas

Lat 25.8, Long -17.4

am: [Instructions, preparing for painting ship.]

pm: [School, seamanship, instructions.]


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26 April 1921

From St Vincent to Las Palmas and at Las Palmas

Lat 28.2, Long -15.4

4.20am: Morro Colchas Light sighted bearing N2W.

7.18am: Arenaga Light House abeam 3.3 miles.

8.37am: Fired 21 gun salute with Spanish ensign at main.

9.42am: Slow both. Entering inner harbour. Anchoring and securing stern to buoy.

9.56am: Came to with starboard anchor. Secured stern to buoy with wires.

10.0am: Consul came onboard.

10.35am: Left ship.

1.0pm: Hands employed painting ship.


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27 April 1921

From Las Palmas to Gibraltar and at Las Palmas

Lat 28.2, Long -15.4

am: [School, instructions, seamanship.]

10.20am: Captain of Port and representative of Military Governor came onboard.

10.35am: Left ship.

5.58pm: Weighed and proceeded as required for leaving harbour.


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28 April 1921

From Las Palmas to Gibraltar

Lat 29.9, Long -13.2

8.14am: Allegranza abeam 12.5 miles.

am: [Torpedo instruction, school, seamanship.]

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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29 April 1921

From Las Palmas to Gibraltar

Lat 31.9, Long -13.8

am: [Torpedo instruction, seamanship.]

11.30pm: Cape Kantin Light abeam.


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30 April 1921

From Las Palmas to Gibraltar

Lat 33.9, Long -8.2

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.



LOGS FOR MAY 1921


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1 May 1921

From Las Palmas to and at Gibraltar

Lat 35.9, Long -5.6

9.49am: Cape Spartel abeam 4 miles.

10.0am: Divine service.

4.16pm: Stopped both. Proceeding alongside mole.

4.30pm: Secured alongside South Mole with wires.


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2 May 1921

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

am: [School, instructions.]

pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.


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3 May 1921

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

9.20am: Dressed ship overall.

9.45am: Manned and cheered ship H.I.J.M.S. Katori and Kashimi sailed with Crown Prince of Japan onboard.

11.20m: Rear Admiral Gibraltar came onboard.

11.40am: Left ship.

12.0pm: Undressed ship.

1.0pm: Hands employed preparing for coaling.


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4 May 1921

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

6.50am: Hands fall in for coaling. Hands employed coaling ship.

2.30pm: Completed coaling. (500 tons). Hands employed cleaning ship.


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5 May 1921

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

8.30am: Tugs came alongside.

8.55am: Slipped wires and proceeded to No 8 buoy.

9.12am: Secured to No 8 buoy.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Read warrant No.41.


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6 May 1921

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

8.0am: Dressed ship.

9.0am: Divisions. Prayers. Ordinary Seamen Training Class to examination. A class boys to school. B class to torpedo. Remainder of hands as required.

1.0pm: Ordinary Seamen Training Class to examination.

7.15pm: Undressed ship.


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7 May 1921

From Gibraltar to Sheerness and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

8.25am: 9 ratings and 1 dockyard hand joined ship for passage.

9.0am: 50 ratings and 2 soldiers joined ship for passage. Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

11.30am: Slipped and proceeded

7.35pm: Cape Trafalgar Light abeam 8 miles.


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8 May 1921

From Gibraltar to Sheerness

Lat 36.8, Long -8.4

10.30am: Divine service.

5.0pm: St Vincent abeam 1 mile.


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9 May 1921

From Gibraltar to Sheerness

Lat 39.0, Long -9.5

5.50am: Cape Espichel abeam.

9.35am: General Quarters and loader drill.

10.