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Armed Merchant Cruiser, mercantile conversion

Pendant Nos MI.A0 (on coming into service), MI.50 (1.18), MI.28 (4.18). Built 1914, 16,034grt, 16kts. Armament: 6-6in. In service 23.8.15-20.12.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th Cruiser Squadron on Northern Patrol. (British Warships 1914-1919)

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.

Editor’s notes:

Positions (Latitude and Longitude) are given for noon each day, correcting or estimating the position when appropriate. Positions are given for ports which are only shown as “Base” in the log, with the name of the location when the ship arrives in port (based on position of ship and knowledge of the approaches to different harbours). If exact times are not indicated in the log they have, when appropriate, been estimated from the position of the entries (which show times on the left hand side of the log page). Information about sea state is based on the Sea Disturbance Scale where “rough to very rough” indicates waves 5 to 10 feet from peak to trough, “high” indicates waves of 11 to 15 feet, “very high” indicates wave height of 16 to 35 feet and “phenomenal” indicates waves of 36 feet and above. A note is made of numbers on the sick list where this is 5 or more. This and other information from the log is included in square brackets if it is not to be found under “Remarks” on the right hand side of the page. For information on Icelandic and Faeroese names reference has been made to the 1929 maps at http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~31830~1151182:Danimarca-e-Islanda,-Danmark-og-Isl?sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No&qvq=q:iceland;sort:Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No;lc:RUMSEY~8~1&mi=17&trs=82 and listing of names at http://www.geographic.org/geographic_names/iceland/index.html#R.

LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915


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[Front page of Copy of Log for October 1915, signed by W Tarrant, Lieutenant Commander RNR, Navigating Officer]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers]

Barometer

Mercurial

Maker and number: SD Neill 1120

Height of cistern above sea: 55 ft

Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship: Bridge

Maker and No: TA Reynolds


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29 September 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.6, Long -6.0

10.0am: Ship commissioned.

am: Hands told off in watches. Fire stations exercised.

1.30pm: Captain read Articles of War to ships’ Company.

2.30pm: Ship’s company told off for parts of ship etc.

Gave leave to Port watch from 5.0pm to 7.0am.

9.50pm: Surgeon joined ship.

[Wind direction and force and weather code indicated from pm onwards]


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30 September 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.6, Long -6.0

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.0am: Liberty men returned onboard.

8.30am: 9 Officers joined ship.

10.0am: Ship shifted berthing.

11.30am: 5 Officers joined ship.

3.15pm: Ship shifted berthing.

Gave leave to Starboard watch from 5pm to 7.0am.

9.0pm: Rounds.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915


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1 October 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.6, Long -6.0

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship etc as required.

7.0am: Liberty men returned onboard.

8.0am: Breakfast.

9.10am: Hands employed drawing stores and as required.

1.15pm: Hands fall in (employed etc).

1.30pm: Ship’s Company went to General Quarters etc.

2.0pm: Gun’s crews employed cleaning guns.

3.0pm: Disperse from Quarters. Hands employed etc.

Leave to Port watch from 5.0pm to 7.0am.

[Fog and mist on and off during day]


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2 October 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.6, Long -6.0

6.30am: Hands employed scrubbing upper deck with sand.

7.0am: Liberty men returned onboard.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship as required.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard watch (Boys) until 7.0pm.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

4.35pm: Evening Quarters.

7.0pm: Starboard Watch (Boys) returned off leave.

[Rain and drizzle all day]


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3 October 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.6, Long -6.0

6.0am: Called the Hands.

6.30am: Hands employed scrubbing decks etc.

7.0am: Liberty men returned onboard.

10.0am: Ship’s Company mustered for divisions and prayers.

1.0pm: Liberty men went onshore. Port watch (boys) 1 - 7pm.

4.30pm: Evening quarters and prayers.

9.0pm: Rounds all correct.


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4 October 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.6, Long -6.0

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.0am: Liberty men returned onboard.

8.5am: Clear up decks.

9.5am: Quarters clean guns etc.

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers, Disperse, General Quarters.

10.0am: Hands fall in, detailed off for work.

4.35pm: Evening Quarters. Hands scrub and wash clothes.

Leave to Starboard watch 5pm - 7am.


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5 October 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.6, Long -6.0

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship as required.

7.0am: Liberty men returned onboard. Shifted berthing.

8.0am: Ship secured.

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

10.0am: One steward joined ship.

10.30am: Taking in Gunner’s stores.

11.0am: Third Engineer joined ship.

11.30am: Ammunition lighter alongside.

1.15pm: Hands employed hoisting in ammunition.

7.0pm: Hands completed hoisting in ammunition.

11.40pm: Military escort came onboard with prisoner.


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6 October 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.6, Long -6.0

6.30am: Hands employed stowing ammunition and clearing up decks.

9.30am: Divisions and prayers.

9.45am: Hands employed as required. Engineer Lieutenant (2) joined ship.

1.15pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

4.45pm: Piped leave for Starboard watch.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned to ship.


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7 October 1915

At Belfast

Lat 54.8, Long -5.7 [estimated from information in log]

6.0am: Hands preparing ship for sea.

7.20am: Ship cast off, proceeded to sea. [Draft] Forward 23’ 4”, Aft 23’ 9”.

9.25am: Vessel arrived off Black Head, commenced adjusting compasses, vessel swung and manoevered as required.

10.30am: Finished adjusting, proceeded inwards at Half speed.

11.15am: Turned vessel round.

11.25am: Proceeded at Full speed for speed trials.

0.30pm: Steaming between Black Point and Grey Point.

0.52pm: Abeam grey point. Turned vessel round.

1.10pm: Black Head bearing NNE, turned round.

1.30pm: Grey Point abeam, turned round.

1.45pm: Commenced gun trials P1 gun.

2.25pm: Finished Gun trials. Course ExN.

2.50pm: Black Head abeam. 3.0pm: Turned round, course WSW.

3.15pm: About ship. 3.32pm: Rang half speed.

3.50pm: Let go Starboard anchor, 60 fathoms cable. Soundings 9 fathoms.

4.0pm: Finished with engines. 4.10pm: Let go and weighed Port anchor.

4.50pm: Tug “Harrington” left ship with Gunnery Lieutenant, also dockyard Officials.

8.0pm: Strong breeze, moderate sea. Clear and fine. Anchor bearings correct, tackle intact, Guns crews exercised. Anchor bearings (magnetic) Mew S88E, Black Head N17E, Bangor Pier S14E.

Midnight: Strong breeze, moderate sea, fine but overcast. Anchor bearings same. Guns crews exercised.

[Coal remaining 3858 tons]

[Barometric pressure and reading from attached thermometer included from noon onwards. Wind force 4 from late morning for most of rest of day]


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8 October 1915

At Bangor

Lat 54.7, Long -5.7

1.0am: At single anchor off Bangor. Anchor bearings checked and found as before. Guns crews exercised during the watch.

5.0am: Fresh wind and choppy sea, drizzling rain, overcast and hazy. Took cross bearings and found ship as before.

5.30am: Guns crews exercised.

6.0am: Fresh wind, choppy sea, bearings verified.

7.0am: Wind increasing, with continuous drizzling rain and choppy sea, bearings verified.

8.0am: Hands employed scrubbing down. Drizzling rain, choppy sea, overcast.

11.0am: Examination vessel “Ocean Emperor” came alongside with message for Captain.

Noon: Wind moderating, continuous rain. Overcast and Hazy.

1.0pm: Bearings verified and Guns crews exercised.

1.43pm: Tug “Sedgecock” alongside.

2.45pm: Tug left.

3.0pm: Moderate wind and sea, overcast and hazy with drizzling rain. Checked anchor bearings and found as before. Guns crew exercised.

5.0pm: Anchor bearings checked and no alteration found. Guns crews exercised, fire control communications tested and guns ranged for the night.

8.30: Exercised guns crews, telepads [telaupads - a type of headphone] tested, OK.

9.0pm: Uncovered searchlights. Reported watertight doors, PO’s flat, closed.

9.30pm: Thick fog, hoisted riding lights fore and aft, commenced anchor fog signal and took cast of lead, got 9.5 fathoms.

10.0pm: Fog lifted slightly and continued in Banks off and on, anchor lights hoisted as required, also signal sounded, continued taking casts at intervals, depths very similar.

Midnight: Thick fog, light wind, bell kept going. Guns crews relieved at the close up.

0.5am: Relieving crew fall out.

[Weather information and barometer readings hourly from noon. Wind force 7 at 9 and 10am]


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9 October 1915

At Bangor

Lat 54.7, Long -5.7

1.0am: Thick fog continuing throughout the watch. Fog signals strictly attended to. Light varying airs and calm sea. Anchor lights shewn and guns crews exercised. Soundings 1am Deep 9, 2am 1/4 less 9, 3am Deep 8, 4am 1/2 7. Bottom mud.

5.0am: Thick fog throughout watch. Cleared slightly at 5.30. Checked bearings and found correct. Fog signals attended to. Light winds, calm sea. Guns crews exercised. Soundings 5.0[am] 7.5, 6.0[am] 8, 7.0[am] 8.5.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship as required.

8.0am: 9 fathoms.

10.0am: Exercised guns crews. Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.50pm: ST “Harrington” came alongside. Guns crews exercised, sights and communications tested and found correct.

2.20pm: ST “Harrington” left with engineers.

3.0pm: Moderate wind and sea. Slightly hazy and overcast.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

7.0pm: Light air and calm sea. Hazy and clear sky. Guns loaded.

8.0pm: Control communications tested and range for night placed on sights. 800 yards, deflection 0. Fresh [anchor] bearings taken.

[Bearings: Bangor Pier S13E, Mew Isle Light S83E, Black Head N16E]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Air temperature now being recorded, 57 or 56F all pm]


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10 October 1915

At Bangor

Lat 54.7, Long -5.7

2.0am: Anchor bearings tested and no alterations.

3.0am: Guns Crews and Fire Control found correct.

4.30am: Navy phone communications tested and found correct.

5.0am: Guns crews exercised.

5.50am: Range, up 700 yards (1500 yards) no deflection.

7.30am: Moderate to Fresh wind and light swell. Overcast and gloomy.

9.30am: Divisions, Captain’s Inspection and prayers.

10.0am: Freshening breeze and moderate sea. Overcast and clear, occasional squalls. Bearings verified.

[Bearings: Black Head N15E, Mew Isle Light S82E, Bangor Pier S14E]

1.0pm: Moderate breeze and slight sea. Overcast and hazy. Position taken and verified.

2.0pm: Launch “100” came alongside with mails etc. 2.30pm: Launch put off.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, tested Alarm bells.

5.0pm: Anchor bearings checked and no alterations found.

6.0pm: Guns crews exercised and Guns ranged for night. Voice pipes to guns in order.

7.0pm: Telepad communications to Starboard guns defective.

10.0pm: Guns crews exercised. Telepad communication tested frequently and found correct.

11.0pm: Anchor bearings checked frequently and found correct. Wind and sea decreasing.

[A gloomy day with winds force 4 or 5 from 7am, mostly from SE and E, noon temperature 61F]


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11 October 1915

At Bangor

Lat 54.7, Long -5.7

1.0am: Bearings verified and found correct. Anchor tackle intact.

4.0am: Wind and sea moderate.

5.30am: Tested fire control communications and found correct. PII Receiver broken by being dropped by Crew (Smith AB) while replacing them in shelter. Range up 700 (1500).

7.0am: Plotted ship’s position and found correct.

8.0am: Fresh breeze with rain squalls, sea moderate, sky overcast, hazy weather.

9.20am: Motor Launch No 100 left with Captain’s despatch.

10.0am: Divisions and prayers.

10.40am: General Quarters sounded.

11.0am: Guns crews exercised and fire-control communications tested.

1.55pm: Motor Launch 100 came alongside.

2.0pm: Guns crews exercised and voice pipes tested and found correct.

2.40pm: Motor boat left ship.

3.0pm: Bearings checked and found ship in position.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters and tested Alarm bells.

5.0pm: Tested Searchlights.

7.0pm: Fresh breeze and moderate sea. Overcast and clear. Bearings verified and anchor tackle intact.

8.0pm: Control communications tested.

9.0pm: Corporal Gangway reported WT [watertight] Doors closed. PO flats closed.

10.0pm: Tested fire control communications and found correct, exercised guns crews, also checked anchor bearings.

Midnight: Fresh breeze, moderate sea, sky overcast, clear weather.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Misty for most of day]


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12 October 1915

At Bangor

Lat 54.7, Long -5.7

1.0am: Exercised gun’s crews and tested fire control communications and found correct. Bearing checked and found as before.

5.0am: Guns crews exercised. Telepads tested. Communication to S3 by telepad found out of order.

10.0am: Divisions and prayers. Hands exercised at drills etc. Boat Drill.

11.0am: Clear fine weather. Light wind and moderate sea.

pm: Hiscock, AB left post of duty after having been reprimanded for leaning on bridge also hands in pockets and giving back talk. Put under sentry.

4.0pm: Clear fine weather. Light wind and sea.

5.5pm: Darken ship and tested searchlights. Ship prepared for night defence.

6.0pm: Bearing checks, no alterations found. All fire control tested and found in order.

9.0pm: Corporal reported WT Doors closed. Guns crews closed up and telepads tested found correct.

11.0pm: Light winds and smooth sea. Hazy and threatening fog.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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13 October 1915

At Bangor

Lat 54.7, Long -5.7

2.0am: Light breeze and smooth sea.

6.50am: ML [Motor Launch] 100 came alongside.

7.0am: Guns unloaded, telepads secured.

7.45am: ML 100 left.

8.0am: Cloudy clear weather. Moderate wind and sea.

9.40am: Eleven ERAs joined ship, brought off by Tug “Sedgecock”.

10.0am: Divisions, prayers, exercised General Quarters.

11.30am: Divisions. Ship’s Company addressed by Captain.

0.30pm: Tug "Harrington" came alongside.

2.15pm: Tug “Harrington” left ship.

3.40pm: Motor Boat came alongside.

3.55pm: Motor Boat cast off.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, Alarm Bells tested. Warrant No 1 read.

5.3pm: Sea and wind moderate; darkened ship.

5.30pm: Guns crews closed up and fire control tested, also searchlights reported correct.

6.0pm: Threatening rain.

9.0pm: Closed WT doors. Shut PO’s flat.

9.10pm: Corporal reported. Prisoner and rounds correct.

11.30pm: Moderate breeze with rain squalls, clear cloudy weather. All fire control communications checked during watch and found correct.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Temperature 62F in early pm]


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14 October 1915

At Bangor

Lat 54.7, Long -5.7

5.15am: Guns crews closed up and exercised with telepad communication; all correct.

7.0am: Clear fine weather. Light wind and moderate sea.

9.0am: Hands aired bedding and employed as required.

10.10am: Exercised boat stations.

11.0am: Secured all Boats.

Noon: Captain's Boat left ship.

0.40pm: Challenged Battleship and two destroyers No 68 and 04 but received no reply. Vessels proceeded up Belfast Loch [? - last word off edge of page]

pm: ML 100 came alongside.

2.0pm: LS Moth reports loss of Blanket.

2.15pm: Captain returned to ship. Two Electricians joined ship. ML 100 left.

4.30pm: Tug “Harrington” came alongside.

4.50pm: Tug “Harrington” cast off.

5.20pm: Darkened ship. Tested searchlights and prepared ship for night defence. Light breeze and smooth sea.

7.30pm: Captain returned onboard. Captain went rounds.

10.0pm: Corporal reported WT [watertight] doors closed and POs flat.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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15 October 1915

At Bangor

Lat 54.7, Long -5.7

5.0am: Corporal reported rounds and prisoner correct. Temperature 68F [presumably in cell, as air temperature recorded as 52F]

5.55am: Away Boarding Boat.

6.45am: Boarding Boat returned.

6.30am: HMDy [Destroyer] Milbrook passed up Harbour. [There is some doubt about the spelling of the name of the ship here - both Milbrook and Millbrook are used in this log and elsewhere in listings of RN ships of this period]

1.15pm: Boys at Instruction. Watch at Defence stations and employed as required.

2.30pm: ML 100 came alongside. 2.55pm: ML 100 left.

5.11pm: Darkened ship. Exercised hands “abandon ship”. Prepared ship for night defence.

Midnight: Light airs. Smooth sea. Hazy weather.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Misty on and off all day]


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16 October 1915

At Bangor

Lat 54.7, Long -5.7

3.0am: All Guns loaded with Common Shell.

6.0am: Hazy to foggy.

9.0am: Guns unloaded. Gun’s crews closed up and exercised. Telepad communication.

11.10am: HMD “Millbrook” passed out to sea.

0.45pm: ML 100 came alongside with Artificer Engineer.

2.10pm: Captain went onshore in Boarding Boat.

4.30pm: Tug "Harrington" came alongside.

4.50pm: Tug left ship with Harland and Wolfe’s employees.

6.30pm: Guns loaded with common shell.

7.0pm: Boarding Boat returned with Captain.

Midnight: Heavy Dew.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fog and mist all day, noon temperature 58F]


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17 October 1915

At Bangor

Lat 54.7, Long -5.7

3.0am: Sub indicator “A” set, gave no result. “B” set correct.

4.0am: Corporal reports rounds and prisoner correct.

4.40am: Thick fog set in. Range on Guns Zero.

[Draft] Forward 23’ 5”, Aft 23’ 1”.

11.30am: ML [Motor Launch] 100 came alongside.

11.50am: Stations for Proceeding to sea. Guns loaded with Common shell.

0.30pm: Hove up anchor. 0.47pm: Turned ship round, half ahead to work to full speed. Set course N42E.

1.13pm: Black Head bearing W, 2.5 miles.

2.23pm: Streamed log.

3.21pm: Fair Head N74W, 4.3 miles.

3.50pm: Rue Point bearing N 1 mile, altered course N50W. Fresh wind.

5.38pm: Inishtrahull Light N82W(T) x Dunagree Head S11W(T).

7.0pm: Squally wind and moderate sea. Overcast and clear.

8.10pm: Observed Skerryvore Light N27E (T).

Midnight: Fresh breeze and moderate sea. Overcast and clear.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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18 October 1915

Lat 54.4, Long -11.6

1.0am: Guns Crews exercised. Fire Control communications tested and found correct.

4.0am: Guns crews closed up and fire control tested.

6.0am: Heavy swells. Commenced zig zagging at 6.30, 2 points each side. Moderate wind and heavy swell, cloudy and clear.

6.45am: Lat 56 50 N.

10.0am: Altered course N6E. Divisions and Prayers.

10.15am: General Quarters and Physical Drill.

11.15am: Secured. Hands employed as required.

4.0pm: Tested Alarm Bells. Evening Quarters.

4.50pm: General Quarters.

5.20pm: Disperse. 5.25pm: Darken ship.

6.30pm: Exercised telegraphs with Engine Room also lights to same.

7.0pm: Zigzagged 2 points on each side of course, at 10 minute intervals throughout watch.

9.40pm: Altered course N8W. Zig-zagging two points either side every 10 minutes. Guns crews exercised and telepad communications tested and found correct.

[Course and Distance made good: To Rendezvous N14.75W, 206 miles, Made Good various 289 and zigzag]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Sea temperature now being recorded in log. Noon air temperature 56F, sea temperature 49F, barometric pressure consistently high]


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19 October 1915

Lat 61.1, Long -13.5

1.0am: Guns crews exercised at Intervals. Communications tested and found in order.

3.0am: Zig-zagging every 10 minutes.

4.0am: Altered course N27E, discontinued zig-zagging.

7.0am: Sighted Armed cruiser and challenged. Received answer.

8.0am: Moderate breeze and swell. Clear cloudy weather.

8.50am: Patent log taken in, reading 529.3. Boarding Boat left with Captain and mails.

9.40am: Boat returned. Engines to half speed, working up to 70 revs.

9.50am: Set course N3E.

0.5pm: Parted company with HMS “Cedric”. Proceeded ahead half speed to 65 revs.

0.15pm: Set course N3E. 0.20pm: Streamed patent log reading 528.4.

0.30pm: Zig Zagging every 10 minutes, 1 point either side of course.

1.20pm: Hands employed as requisite. Boys at instruction, watch at defence stations.

7.40pm: Altered course S8W, patent log 616, zigzag 1 point.

8.0pm: Fresh breeze and rough sea. Cloudy and clear.

9.0pm: Exercised Guns crews by telepad and found all in working order.

10.0pm: Negative zigzag. Rough head sea, SW swells, shipping spray forward.

Midnight: Altered course N3E, zigzag 1 point either side of course every 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 238 miles and zig-zag]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Wind force 5 from 8pm, with sea state rough, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 47F]


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20 October 1915

Lat 62.1, Long -14.2

Midnight to 3.37am: Zig-zagged 1 point each way.

3.37am: Altered course S8W (negative zigzag), log 698. Guns crews in shelters (P1 and P2).

6.40am: Commenced zigzag.

7.30am: Ship spraying forward occasionally.

8.25am: Altered course N3E, log 749.2, zigzag 1 point each way.

Noon: Guns crews closed up and exercised through fire control. All correct.

1.20pm: Watch employed as required. Forward Guns covered and secured owing to vessel shipping heavy sprays. Zigzag course all through watch on S8E and S20W.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Released Prisoner from cells. Strong breeze and head sea. Vessel shipping heavy sprays forward.

4.50pm: Darkened ship. Nos 1 and 2 Groups secured. Guns crews in shelters. Communications to after groups tested and found in order.

11.0pm: Spraying forward and rolling considerably.

[Course and Distance made good: 255 miles and Zig Zag]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[South easterly wind force 5 or 6 most of day, increasing to force 8 in late evening, sea state rough, becoming very rough to high later on. Maximum temperature 53F through middle of day, sea temperature 45 to 47F]


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21 October 1915

Lat 65.1, Long -13.0

1.0am: Forward Guns covered and secured owing to vessel shipping heavy sprays.

3.0am: Vessel shipping water forward.

11.0am: PII, PIII and SIII guns cleared away and manned.

0.30pm: SI, PI and SII Guns cleared away. Guns crew from PIII came to SII, Range 800 yards.

0.40pm: Observed land port beam and bow 5 points.

[Sounding from 11.50am to 6.30pm]

[Course and Distance made good: Made good various 276 miles and Zig Zag]

[Number on sick list 6]

[Wind force 8 until 9am, from SSE, then reducing, from SE, sea state very rough to high until 9am, misty from late morning onwards]


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22 October 1915

Lat 66.8, Long -16.0

7.0am: Sounded. Lost lead and tube and approximately 140 fathoms of wire.

1.0pm: PI, PIII and SI Guns covered and secured.

2.0pm: Hands employed on Fire Hose Buckets, testing Hydraulic cranes and as required.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 250 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind force 4 to 6 in am, force 6 to 7 in pm, from SE, sea state rough to very rough all pm, rain and mist on and off all day, temperature 41 to 43F and sea temperature 39 to 42F]


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23 October 1915

Lat 67.6, Long -16.7

0.30am: Altered course N49W. 0.45am: Both engines 50 revs.

1.0am: Port engine 47 revs, starboard engine 54 revs.

7.55am: Altered course S31W, log 485.6. A and B groups secured. No 1 Hatch battened.

[Sounding hourly from 8.15am to 0.15pm]

9.0am: Forward guns secured and crew in shelters. After group manned, Crews exercised and controls tested. Voice pipe from FTS to P3 broken.

11.0am: No 2 Hatch closed.

Noon: Vessel pitching in a high head sea and shipping water forward.

2.0pm: Watch at defence stations.

9.45pm: Observed Revsnaes Light S26W(T). [This is odd because there is a lighthouse of this name in Denmark at Lat 55 44.62N, Long 10 52.15E, and the ship is currently to the north of Iceland]

10.10pm: Altered course N29E. Standard. Revsnaes Light S(T), 6 miles. Guns crews closed up and exercised through fire control. All in working order. Marine Servant reported WT [watertight] Doors closed. Corporal reported rounds correct.

11.0pm: Northern Lights Visible.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 220 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind force 6 or 7 all am, force 7 or 8 all pm, from SE and SSE, sea state from rough to high all day, overcast and misty until 7pm]


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24 October 1915

Lat 66.6, Long -15.3

1.0am: X Group and SII manned.

9.30am: Observed Rodehuk S8W(T).

9.48am: Revsnaes Light S51E(T) x Rodehuk S11W(T).

10.22am: Revsnaes Light S(T), 5.5 miles, log 1704.

0.30pm: Zigzag 1 point each side.

1.50pm: Observed Langanaes [Langanes] Point S15E(T).

2.15pm: Zigzag 2 points each side. Standard N40W.

3.0pm: Covered PIII. Manned and cleared away PII.

5.55pm: Revsnaes Light S(T) 7 miles x Rodehuk S43W.

6.0pm: Altered course N29E, zigzag 2 points each way.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 191 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Winds mostly from SE, force 7 for most of am, with sea state very rough, wind force 6 for much of pm, with sea state rough in evening, temperature 40 to 41F, sea temperature 39 to 40F, barometric pressure high and rising, peaking at 30.53 over 55 at midnight]


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25 October 1915

Lat 66.6, Long -16.2

1.30am: Zigzag 2 points either side of N29E.

1.50am: Altered course, zigzag 2 points either side of S30W.

4.15am: Altered course N29E, zigzag 2 points each side.

10.15am: Sighed Danish steamer "VESTA".

10.26am: Fired 1 blank from PII.

10.28am: Boarding Boat left for VESTA.

11.25am: Boarding Boat returned. Rodehuk S53W(T), Revsnaes Light House S14E(T).

0.5pm: Increased to 70 revs. 0.10pm: Streamed log shewing 21.7. Altered course N29E, zigzag 2 points each way.

4.0pm: Wind freshening to Southward. Tested Alarms.

4.45pm: Revsnaes Light S(T) 5 miles, altered course N29E, log 2080.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 277 miles and Zig Zag]

[Wind force 4 to 6 all day, mostly from SE, misty through middle of day, barometric pressure still rising until 6pm, when peaked at 30.68 over 54]


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26 October 1915

Lat 64.3, Long -11.3

0.45am: Observed Langanaes Light S18W(T).

5.45am: Sighted Fishing fleet to starboard.

11.5am: Sighted SS ahead.

11.22am: Helm and engines as required for boarding ST “Naamah” GY289. [Note - the GY registration relates to trawlers from Grimsby]

11.40am: Lowered boat. Housed log at 352.

0.10pm: Boarding boat returned. 0.15pm: Finished manouvering. 0.18pm: 70 revs, altered course S70E. Streamed Log.

3.30pm: SI and PI Guns secured.

7.0pm: Guns crews exercised. Fire control tested. Range for night 600 yards, no deflection.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 294 miles and Zig Zag]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind from SSE and S, force 5 or 6 for most of am, force 5 to 7 in pm, mist and rain for most of evening, barometric pressure falling, temperature peaked at 47F at 8pm, sea temperature 46F]


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27 October 1915

Lat 63.0, Long -9.8

3.10am: Log 2051, altered course N21E, zigzag 2 points.

5.30am: Altered course S29W - log 2081.4, zigzag 2 points.

10.40am: Commenced manouvering. 10.50am: Hauled in log reading 151.

11.12am: Sighted HMS “Alsatian” bearing E by S. Worked up to 70 revs.

11.40am: Sea boat left for “Alsatian”.

0.15pm: Sea boat returned.

0.20pm: Proceeded in company with “Alsatian” S66W, 80 rev, zigzag 2 points.

1.45pm: Starboard seaboat left for “Alsatian”. Helm and engines as required.

2.30pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted. 2.45pm: Proceeded 65 revs (course as required).

3.0pm: Parted company with “Alsatian”. Streamed patent log.

7.0pm: Vessel shipping spray forward.

8.0pm: Forward Guns crews in shelters owing to weather.

10.0pm: Strong Southerly wind, shipping seas fore and aft.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 270 miles and Zig Zag]

[Mist and drizzle for much of day, wind mostly from S, force 4 to 6 in am, increasing in pm, force 10 from 10pm with sea state high, barometric pressure falling all day]


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28 October 1915

Lat 60.8, Long -11.5

1.15am: SII reports gun cover missing.

2.0am: Ship pitching heavily. Shipping water forward and spray fore and aft. All guns crews in shelter.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship between decks. Shipping water forward. Fore and Aft Guns crews in shelter.

9.10am: Ship slowed down. Hands secured gear on foc’sle.

9.20am: Housed log. 9.40pm: Streamed log and proceeded half speed.

1.0pm: Control communications between After control and Fore TS out of order.

5.45pm: Switched on Navigation Lights.

7.0pm: Altered course S5E. Shipping sea forward, spray fore and aft. Guns crews in shelter.

9.0pm: Occasional heavy rain squalls.

[Course and Distance made good: Made good various 132 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Winds from SE and SSE, force 8 or 9 and sea state high to very high all day, barometric pressure falling all am (not recorded in pm), temperature between 47 and 50F, sea temperature 48 to 50F]


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29 October 1915

Lat 59.9, Long -11.7

1.30am: Moderate SE wind and shipping sprays forward.

6.0am: Uncovered “B” group and sponged out and cleaned guns.

8.32am: Sighted HMS “Cedric” bearing W.

11.15am: Altered course S17W, log 4465.4, “A” and “B” group guns secured.

0.15pm: Sighted HMS “Cedric” off Starboard bow.

3.23pm: Altered course S3W, log 514. PIII secured.

4.30pm: HMS “Cedric” turned and proceeded N, parted company.

5.15pm: Altered course N3E, zigzag 3.5 points either side.

7.15pm: Sighted lights of steamer off Port bow.

7.35pm: Courses as required to intercept steamer.

7.45pm: Switched on Navigation Lights and made challenge. Reply HMS “Cedric”.

8.10pm: Zigzag 3.5 points each side of course. A and B groups secured.

10.0pm: Wind and sea rising.

[Course and Distance made good: Made good various 184 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind from S and E, force 6 and sea state rough for most of day, barometric pressure rising slowly, temperature 48 to 51F, sea temperature 49 to 50F]


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30 October 1915

Lat 59.7, Long -11.6

Midnight: Zigzag N37W and N42E. “A” and “B” groups secured. “X” group manned. Guns crews exercised. Fire control tested.

3.35am: Altered course S7W, log 168, zigzag S32E - S43W.

8.15am: Altered course N, log 228, zigzag 3.5 points each side.

10.10am: Altered course N19W, zigzag 2 points.

0.5pm: Altered course S15W, zigzag 3.25 points each side.

2.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

3.0pm: “A and B” groups guns secured.

4.10pm: Altered course North, log 331, zigzag N42E - N29W.

5.40pm: Altered course S8W, log 381, zigzag S29E - S43W. “B” group and Starboard guns manned and crews exercised. Searchlights and Fire control tested.

6.55pm: Altered course N, log 367, zigzag N39W - N42E. Challenged stranger on Port beam and ascertained HMS “Teutonic”.

8.0pm: Altered course S8W - zigzag 3.5 points either side.

[Course and Distance made good: Made good 300 miles (Various) and Zig Zag]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Southerly winds between force 5 and 7 all day, passing showers and then rain, barometric pressure relatively stable]


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31 October 1915

Lat 59.1, Long -11.3

0.30am: Zigzag 3.5 points each side of N.

6.10am: Light sighted before the Port beam.

7.15am: Stop both. Boarding boat left for SS “Bogstad” (Norwegian).

8.40am: Boarding boat returned and hoisted inboard.

10.5am: Boarding boat left with Armed Guard, Sub Lieutenant Hardy in charge.

10.15am: Divisions, Divine Service. Hands mustered by the open list for payment.

10.25am: Boarding boat returned. 10.30am: Set course N15W, 70 revs and streamed log, zigzag 2 points each side of N15W.

1.40pm: Sighted steamer off Port beam. 1.48pm: Proceeded to intercept her, helm and engines as required.

2.25pm: Boarding boat left for SS “Barievestnik” [?] (Lieutenant Nelson in charge).

3.10pm: Boat returned and hoisted. 3.30pm: Proceeded, set course S27W, zigzag 2 points.

5.34pm: Defective calcium can thrown overboard.

10.0pm: Guns crews closed up. Fire control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 374 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[A less windy day, barometric pressure rising slowly, temperature 49 or 50F all day, sea temperature 50 or 51F]



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915


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[Cover of Copy of Log, signed by W Tarrant, Lieutenant Commander RNR, Navigating Officer and William D Church, Captain]

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[Blank page]

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[Page signed and dated by Captain, otherwise not filled in]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers]

Barometer

Mercurial

Maker and number: SD Neill 1120

Height of cistern above sea: 63 ft

Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship: On signal bridge Forward

Whether in screen: No

Maker and No: TA Reynolds

Thermometer for Sea Temperature

Maker and No: TA Reynolds


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1 November 1915

Lat 58.9, Long -11.2

1.0am: Altered course S56E, zigzag 40 degrees.

4.0am: Watches mustered. Guns crews exercised.

Noon: Guns crews mustered.

2.30pm: Hauled in log at 393. Guns crews closed up. Fired control tested. [Note this entry is shown here in the place it occupies in the log, out of chronological order]

2.25pm: Boarding Boat left for Danish trawler "Ecurt Olafsson" [It seems possible that this is a phonetic spelling of Eggert Olafsson, which was previously British ST Invicta, GY146].

3.0pm: Streamed patent log and set course N60W zigzag 3 points each side.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters. Barometer, wind and sea to be recorded every hour. Temperature every four hours - By Order.

[Distance run through the Water: 300 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Misty through middle of day, winds force 5 during evening, temperature 47 to 50 F. sea temperature 50F]


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2 November 1915

Lat 58.9, Long -11.3

2.0am: Smooth sea and light northerly breeze.

5.0am: Guns crews exercised with telepad. PI and PII out of order.

6.30am: All guns loaded with common shell.

7.0am: Hands cleaning ship etc. (Guns sponged out and cleaned).

8.0am: Zig Zag N20W to S84W.

10.0am: Sighted HMS “Mantua”, challenged and received correct reply (bearing W). Divisions and Prayers, Physical Drill. “A” Group guns secured.

10.15am: Exercised GQrs [General Quarters].

11.0: Secure. Wind and sea rising.

1.50pm: Ship sighted off starboard bow.

2.35pm: Stopped engines. Log housed.

2.45pm: Boarding Boat left.

3.0pm: Stop both, Manouvering.

3.40pm: Boarding Boat returned. 3.45pm: Streamed log, ship proceeded. Altered course N44W, zigzag 3 points each side.

4.30pm: Lost sight of SS “Tula” bearing S50E and steering in that direction.

6.50pm: Light sighted ahead.

7.35pm: Switched on Navigation lights and reduced to 70 [revs].

7.57pm: Course as required to intercept steamer.

8.25pm: Boarding boat (sea boat) left with Armed Guard for Danish SS “Tula”, Sub Lieutenant Watson in charge.

9.7pm: Sea boat returned. 9.15pm: Set course N57W, zigzag S84W to N20W.

8.25pm: Signalled SS “San Jerimo”, British transport No 64, allowed to proceed. Exercised guns crews. Voice pipe communications in order. Telepads defective.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 309 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Winds variable in am, force 5, from E, from noon onwards, temperature at noon 45F, sea temperature 50F]


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3 November 1915

Lat 59.2, Long -16.1

1.0am: Standard N51W, zigzag West to N13W.

1.15pm: Hands air bedding, employed on boats and as required.

1.45pm: Sighted steamer.

2.10pm: Signalled HMS “Columbella” bearing N20W, steering ENE approx.

7.0pm: Inspected boys’ bedding.

Midnight: Altered course N24E, zigzag N16W to N65E.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good Various 296 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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4 November 1915

Lat 59.1, Long -17.2

4.5am: Altered course S28W, zigzag 40 degrees Each way.

9.30am: Piped all bedding up. 1 Receiver telepad SII gun broken by accident.

11.0am: Piped all bedding below.

0.40pm: Sighted vessel off Starboard bow.

1.47pm: Helm and engines as required to intercept vessel.

1.55pm: Boarding boat left for Danish Auxiliary SS “Danmark”.

2.55pm: Sub Lieutenant Weatherhogg left in charge of Armed Guard for “Danmark”.

4.50m: Sighted HMS “Teutonic”. Tested searchlights. Darkened ship.

5.15pm: “Danmark” proceeded with Armed Guard.

5.30pm: Boarding boat returned, hoisted in. Both Engines to half speed ahead. Revs 70.

5.40pm: Course set S28W.

6.10pm: Engine Room telephone bells put in order. Guns crews closed up. Control tested.

11.40pm: Altered course N55E. Sighted light on Port bow bearing NNE.

[Course and Distance made good: Made good 318 miles]

[Weather fairly quiet, barometric pressure relatively high and tending to rise, air and sea temperature 50F at 4 and 8pm]


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5 November 1915

Lat 58.4, Long -16.7

0.25am: Signalled to Auxiliary SS “Danmark”.

0.35am: Parted company. 0.45am: Set course S82W.

7.25am: Sighted SS bearing ESE.

8.50am: Boarding boat left for SS Fernley [?].

9.20am: Boarding boat returned. 9.25pm: Finished manouvering, increased to 70 revs. Streamed log.

9.30am: Altered course N8W, zigzag 40 degrees each way.

1.25pm: Sighted and challenged HMS “Teutonic”.

1.30pm: Altered course N24E and zigzag 3.5 points each side.

[Course and Distance made good: Various (Made good) 277 miles]

[At bottom of page: Note:- Bar. Therm. readings from 1am to Noon should read from Noon to Mid’t and Vice Versa in the case of those shewn from Noon to Mid’t.]


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6 November 1915

Lat 58.5, Long -11.3

3.0am: Smooth sea and light W breeze. Northern Lights visible.

6.0am: Telepad damaged by accident.

7.50am: Commenced circling, log 322.

7.55am: Signalled HMS “Hilary” off Starboard beam.

8.05am: Signalled HMS “Victorian” bearing ENE.

8.46am: Boarding boat left for “Victorian” with mails.

9.25am: Boat returned to ship, hoisted.

Noon: Canvas covers on ventilators.

1.0pm: Reduced to 58 [revs], weather thick, steady course.

2.5pm: Increased to 70, zigzag continued.

6.0pm: Appearance of a dirty night, ship made snug.

9.0pm: Wind and Sea increasing.

[Course and Distance made good: Made good various 304 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Barometric pressure dropping during day, wind mostly WNW, increasing from force 5 to 7 in pm, sea state becoming very rough, noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 50F]


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7 November 1915


Lat 58.6, Long -11.1

1.0am: S53E, zigzag 45 degrees.

2.0am: Guns crews exercised. Control tested, telepads to SIII out of order. Telepads from PIII transferred to SIII.

5.0am: Heavy squalls. Light rain. Sea bad.

9.0am: “B” group covered and secured.

9.30am: “X” group covered and secured.

11.0am: Reduced to 60 revs and battened down No 2 hatch.

2.0pm: Wind and sea increasing, shipping sea on Foc’sle.

6.0pm: “A” and “B” groups covered and secured. “X” Group secured.

9.0pm: Sighted Light on starboard bow.

10.35pm: Altered course S57E, kept Light on port beam 7-10 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 264 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind from WNW, force 7 for most of the day, sea state rough to very rough]


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8 November 1915

Lat 58.6, Long -11.2

5.0am: Guns crews exercised. Telepads of SII and III out of order.

am: Lost by accident overboard 1 Squeegee, 1 deck scrubber.

2.50pm: Altered course N45E to intercept Steamer, log 386.

3.10pm: Signalled Russian SS “UMBA”. Helm and engines as required for manouvering.

3.30pm: Boarding boat left for “Umba”.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Tested Alarms. “Umba” proceeded.

4.5pm: Boarding boat returned and hoisted. Finished manouvering, increased to 70 revs.

4.45pm: Boarding Boat left for Swedish SS “Augusta”.

5.20pm: Midshipman Lunt left with Armed Guard for “Augusta”.

5.45pm: Boarding boat returned, hoisted.

Midnight: Sea and wind slight to moderate. Passing showers.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 205 miles]

[Barometric pressure dropping during the day, temperature ranging from 40 to 46F, sea temperature 48 to 50F]


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9 November 1915

Lat 58.8, Long -11.4

1.30am: Sighted lights of steamer bearing SSW.

2.40am: Lost sight of steamer bearing NW by N.

8.30am: Altered course N50E to intercept steamer. Challenged, answer HMS “Andes”.

11.50am: Battened down Nos 1 and 2 Hatches.

Noon: Exercised guns crews. Tested control. Wind and Sea rising.

0.40pm: Communicated with Admiralty Collier “Lynfield”.

0.48pm: Reduced to 60 and finished zigzag, course N53W. Helm as required for manouvering.

1.25pm: Set course N53W, log 147.5. 1.30pm: “Lynfield” proceeded.

8.0pm: All guns secured, shipping sea on Foc’sle (Sights set 1200).

10.25pm: Sighted vessel off Port bow".

10.35pm: Switched on Navigation Lights.

11.15pm: Switched off Navigation Lights. Exercised guns crews. Control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 295 miles]

[Wind force 4 for most of am, then increasing to force 7 to 8 in pm, from NE and N, sea state rough to very rough in pm, barometric pressure dropping until 10am, then starting to rise]


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10 November 1915

Lat 59.2, Long -10.5

2.0am: Engines doing 45, made enquiries and could not find out who gave the order, so reduced to 30 at 3.40am.

4.0am: Strong NE winds. Shipping seas fore and aft.

6.0am: All guns covered and secured. Shipping seas occasionally on Foc’sle.

8.0am: Signalled HMS “Hilary” bearing S.

11.0am: Captain read “ARTICLES OF WAR” to ERA’s.

2.50pm: Sighted vessel off Port bow.

3.30pm: Altered course W, log 305.3 to intercept vessel.

3.50pm: Resumed course N74E. Increased to 60 [revs]. Signalled to Vessel.

7.15am: Altered course S56E - zigzag 23 degrees, log 346.

10.0pm: Guns crews closed up. Fire control communications in order.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 131 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind from N and E, force 8 for most of am, with rain and hail on and off, wind reducing to force 5 or 6 later in day, sea state rough for most of day]


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11 November 1915

Lat 59.0, Long -11.3

2.0am: Heavy ground swell.

8.20am: Altered course S56E, zigzag 23 degrees, log 467.5.

9.10am: Altered course N56W, zigzag 43 degrees, log 473.

11.50am: Sighted steamer bearing West.

0.15pm: Altered course N57W, zigzag 40 degrees.

1.5pm: Slow both - Signalled Russian SS “Slavonia” steering N by E - allowed her to proceed.

5.0pm: Tested searchlights. Passing snow clouds.

7.0pm: Altered course S74E, zigzag 40 degrees, log 90. Guns crews exercised. Fire control tested.

10.0pm: Passing hail showers and squally throughout watch.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 243 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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12 November 1915

Lat 59.9, Long -10.3

3.0am: Wind and sea rising.

7.40am: Vessel sighted off Starboard bow. Challenged, reply “HMS Teutonic”.

8.0am: Snow Squalls passing.

9.20am: Hauled in patent log for inspection and streamed after 15 minutes delay. Engines at 70 revs meanwhile.

0.30pm: Sighted steamer bearing SW.

0.35pm: Altered course S15W to intercept steamer (French SS “St Thomas”).

1.10pm: Set course N86W, zigzag 40 degrees, log 302.9. “St Thomas” allowed to proceed.

2.45pm: Signalled HMS “Cedric” bearing West.

4.10pm: Sea boat left for HMS “Cedric”.

4.20pm: Sub Lieutenants Hardy, Watson and Weatherhogg rejoined ship with 3 armed guards.

4.45pm: Boat returned and hoisted. HMS “Cedric” proceeded West.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 288 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon temperature 45F, sea temperature 49F]


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13 November 1915

Lat 59.8, Long -10.6

9.20am: Sighted steamer off Starboard bow.

9.30am: Set steady course N82W, log 554. Guns crews closed up.

10.8am: Boarding Boat left.

10.25am: Boarding Boat returned.

10.40am: Sub Lieutenant Macnaughton [Note - the spelling of this name varies in the log - sometimes McNaughton] left with Armed Guard for SS “Lina Maersk”.

11.5am: Boarding boat returned and hoisted. Streamed log, finished manouvering - increased to 70. Set course N86W - zigzag 32 degrees.

2.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

4.35pm: Signalled HMS “HILARY”.

6.0pm: Altered course East, zigzag 41 degrees, log 152.

Midnight: Sea and wind slight to moderate.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 287 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[NE wind force 6 to 7 for most of am, then moderating, snow from time to time, temperature 33 to 38F, sea temperature 47 to 48F]


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14 November 1915

Lat 60.0, Long -10.8

3.0am: Wind and Sea slight to moderate.

6.0am: Altered course N86W - zigzag 42 degrees, log 308.

8.20am: Standard compass N86W - zigzag 46 degrees.

10.0am: Divisions. Inspection by Captain. Divine Service.

10.25am: Sighted Steamer bearing NNW.

10.50am: Altered course N30W to intercept SS, log 373. Signalled HMS “Cedric”.

11.30 - 11.37am: Manouvering.

1.30pm: Altered course N86W - log 409, zigzag 30 degrees.

4.5pm: Steered middle course S86W and eased to 50 revs owing to heavy squalls. Log 442.1.

4.40pm: Resumed zigzag 30 degrees - increased to 70 revs.

5.25pm: Reduced to 50 revs and steered middle course N86W, log 458. Guns crews closed up. Fire Control tested.

6.40pm: Advanced to 70. 6.45pm: Altered course S87E - zigzag 35 degrees, log 470.

10.45pm: Negative zigzag and reduced to 60.

11.50pm: Sighted a Westbound steamer’s Lights.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 317 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Snow and hail on and off all day, NE wind force 6 during evening, noon temperature 34F, sea temperature 48F]


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15 November 1915

Lat 59.7, Long -10.9

2.35am: Half speed ahead. Advance to 60 [revs]. PI and PII Secured. Telescopes unshipped. Guns crews closed up. Fire control tested.

4.0am: Passing snow squalls. Wind increasing.

6.0am: Passing snow and hail. Wind and sea rough.

6.30am: Altered course N86W, log 590.5, zigzag 25 degrees.

10.15am: Hands at Drill etc. Captain inspected Boy’s bedding.

Noon: Passing snow squalls. Exercised guns crews.

1.15pm: Boys at Gunnery instruction. Exercised Guns crews. Tested Fire control.

3.0pm: Passing snow squalls.

Midnight: Heavy Easterly swell.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 264 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[NE wind force 6 to 7 for most of am, force 6 to 5 in pm, barometric pressure rising all day, noon temperature 40F, sea temperature 47F throughout]


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16 November 1915

Lat 60.0, Long -10.7

1.15am: Altered course S86E - zigzag 25 degrees, log 7795.

1.20am: Light bearing NE x N1/2N.

1.35am: Signalled HMS “Cedric”. Challenged, answered correctly.

6.0am: Altered course N86W - zigzag 25 degrees, log 349.

7.40am: Zigzag 50 degrees.

8.15am: Sighted and communicated with HMS “Cedric” bearing NE1/4N and steering WNW - 12 miles distant.

9.50am: Challenged HMS “Patia”.

10.0am: Divisions, Prayers and Physical Drill - altered course S25W - zigzag 30 degrees, log 401.

0.10pm: Signalled HMS “Hilary” bearing South.

4.10pm: Captain addressed Ship’s Company. Tested Searchlights.

5.34pm: Signalled HMS “Victorian” bearing NWxN.

7.45pm: Switched on Masthead and Bow Lights.

8.13pm: Challenged by HMS “MANTUA” bearing West.

8.15pm: Switched off Navigation Lights.

9.0pm: Sighted lights bearing SExS.

9.18pm: Steamer’s lights sighted bearing SW1/2S.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 282 miles. To 60 miles W St Kilda S2.5E 130 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind force 3 for most of day, barometric pressure relatively high and constant, noon temperature 40F, sea temperature 47F]


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17 November 1915

From Sea to Liverpool

Lat 55.9, Long -7.2

1.0am: Zigzag 25 degrees.

5.10am: Observed Burra Head Light S50E(T) x Monarch Light N51E(T). [These should probably be Barra Head and Monach Light]

7.3am: Barra Head E(T) 9.5 miles. 7.10am: Altered course S7E, zigzag 40 degrees.

9.25am: Skerryvore S83E(T) x Barra Head N5E(T). Altered course S14E, log 242.2, zigzag 40 degrees.

10.45am: Zigzag 50 degrees.

11.0am: Tested Docking Telegraphs. Guns crews closed up. Fire control tested.

2.15pm: Passed Oiler “Trincola” and Two Armed Trawlers.

3.30pm: Closed in 30 degrees on S14E.

4.39pm: Oversay Light E(T) 7 miles.

6.2pm: Otter Rock Light Vessel N(T) 3.5 miles. Altered course S22E, log 377.

6.58pm: Mull of Cantyre E(T) 0.5 miles. 7.0am: S31E - zigzag 20 degrees, log 394.

8.30pm: Altered course S21W, log 419. Ailsa Craig Light open 13.5 miles.

8.45pm: Altered course S4W, zigzag 20 degrees, Corsewell Point N72E(T) x Black Head S34E.

9.20pm: Black Head E(T) 3.5 miles.

10.19p: Crammag Head E(T) 3 miles.

11.2pm: Mull of Galloway N(T) 4.75 miles. 11.5pm: Altered course S70E, zigzag 35 degrees.

Midnight: Guns crews closed up. Fire control tested. Corporal reported rounds correct. Sightsetter at each gun.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 302 miles. Through water 354]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Relatively high barometric pressure all day and rising slowly, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 49F]


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18 November 1915

From Liverpool to Birkenhead [though actually still coming into port in am]

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0.48am: Ayre Point S(T) 8 miles.

1.40am: Altered course S31E, log 500, zigzag 30 degrees.

2.20am: Altered course S6W, log 9.8, zigzag 45 degrees.

2.33am: St Bees Head N44E x Silker Light Vessel S57E. [Attempts to trace a light vessel of this name have failed]

6.0am: Hands employed turning in boats.

7.20am: Housed log reading 80.

7.30am: Course as required for entering River (SE etc).

8.35am: Abreast Bar Light Vessel NNE.

10.45am: Abreast Formby Light NNE. Helm and engines as required.

10.54am: 12 fathoms. Let go Starboard anchor, veered to 45. Navigation suspended.

11.0am: Ammunition returned to Magazine. Hands employed cleaning ship.

11.40am: Captain left ship on tug “Brocklebank” on duty.

Noon: Thick fog throughout watch. Fog signals strictly attended to.

0.45pm: Tug “Edengarth” came alongside.

1.0pm: General leave to Port Watch Ships Company.

1.10pm: Tug Brocklebank came alongside.

1.40pm: Left ship with watch for leave.

3.45pm: Covered guns and searchlights. Ship at anchor. [Bearings] Rock Light N74W - New Brighton S73W - North Wall N63E. Fog throughout watch. Fog signals strictly attended to.

4.30pm: Weighed starboard anchor. 4.31pm: Proceeded up harbour. Helm and engines as required.

5.24pm: Let go starboard anchor, veered to 60.

7.45pm: Captain returned onboard - tug came alongside. 7.50pm: Left ship.

8.10pm: Weighed and proceeded into dock, helm and engines as required.

8.45pm: Lock. 8.55pm: Stop both. 9.0pm: Made fast.

10.25pm: Proceeded up dock, engines as required.

11.30pm: Stop both, moored alongside west float.

Midnight: Sub Lieutenant McNaughton and Armed Guard rejoined ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Made good 238 miles]

[Coal remaining 646 tons]

[Draft on arriving at Liverpool: Forward 17’ 9”, Aft 21’ 10”]

[Fog, thick at times, from 7am to 6pm]


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19 November 1915

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands fall in, employed preparing ship for coaling. Hauled ship away from quay to allow coal lighters alongside.

8.0am: Port watch Firemen to leave.

9.0am: Hands fall in. Employed preparing for coaling.

10.15am: Commenced coaling ship, Port side.

10.30am: Farrell (Trimmer), Winslade (Boy), Stevenson (SBA) [Sick Berth Attendant] left ship for hospital.

10.55am: Commenced coaling Starboard side.

0.5pm: Lieutenant Appelbe RNR joined ship.

1.20pm: Hands employed cleaning guns and rigging stages.

2.0pm: 2 RNVR Signalmen joined from Chatham.

3.45pm: Guns covered.

4.5pm: Leave to Firemen.

5.0pm: Stopped coaling.

5.55pm: Leave to 2nd part of watch. Liberty men to clean.

6.0pm: Resumed coaling. 6.15pm: Part of Starboard watch of Seamen proceeded on night leave.

9.0pm: Stopped coaling.

9.20pm: Midshipman CH Lunt and Armed Guard rejoined ship.


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20 November 1915

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0am: Ship well secured, rounds correct.

6.40am: Hands fall in. Told off for shifting ship.

7.0am: Commenced shifting ship.

2.55pm: W Watson PO1 discharged to Chatham, HJ Eccles RMLI, RN Hospital, Chatham.

3.30pm: Stopped coaling.

3.54pm: Guns and searchlights covered.

4.50pm: Leave to First part of watch till 7.0am.

9.0pm: Third Engineer (Engineer Lieutenant Mawson) joined ship. Rounds correct.

11.0pm: Corporal reports rounds correct.


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21 November 1915

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. First part of watch, liberty men returned to ship.

9.0am: Coaling.

11.15am: First part of watch employed rigging gangway.

1.0pm: Leave for Second part of starboard watch.

5.5pm: Part of watch employed heaving all moorings tight.

8.30pm: Stopped coaling.

10.0pm: Assistant Engineer RH Ribton joined ship.


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22 November 1915

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Liberty men returned onboard.

7.35am: Quarters clean guns.

8.30am: HMS “OTWAY” proceeded out of harbour.

9.0am: Hands cleaning ship below decks and painting ship outside.

11.0am: Assistant Engineers Green and Thomson joined ship.

Noon: Securing ship to jettys.

0.35pm: Secured.

1.30pm: Liberty men proceed onshore.

2.0pm: Sub Lieutenant Weatherhogg returned on board.

3.0pm: Sub Lieutenant Hardy returned onboard.

3.0pm: Port watch returned onboard.

5.0pm: Leave for Second part of Port Watch to 7.0am. Midshipmen Youd, Cork, Slocum returned onboard. Engineer Sub Lieutenant joined ship.

9.30pm: Stopped coaling.


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23 November 1915

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.15am: Hands shift ship.

8.30am: Starboard watch of Firemen went on long leave till 8.0am 27th.

Noon: Discharged 4 Firemen and 1 Trimmer to shore.

0.45pm: Clark Seaman RNR left ship for Chatham Barracks.

1.45pm: Taylor PO1 left ship for Palmgrove Hospital Birkenhead.

4.30pm: Captain went onshore.

5.0pm: Stopped coaling. Leave to First part of Watch till 7.0am. Boys in charge of Chaplain.

7.0pm: 1 Marine RMLI joined ship from RM Barracks Chatham.

8.15pm: Ten Seamen joined from “Victory”.

9.30pm: Party landed for baggage.

11.50pm: J. Linney (Fireman): brought onboard by Civil Police.

Midnight: Rounds correct. Completed with coal, 3280 tons.

[Coal remaining 3881 tons (received 3280)]

[Foggy for most of the day, noon temperature 38F]


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24 November 1915

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Cleaning ship and provisioning.

9.0am: 10 RNR Stokers joined from Devonport.

10.40am: Purcell, Fireman. Brought onboard by Civil Police.

1.15pm: 5 ERAs and 1 AE left ship.

2.0pm: Boys went onshore.

4.0pm: Gave leave to Second part of Watch till 7.0am.

4.40pm: First part of Watch provisioning ship.

8.55pm: Boys returned.

[Temperature 37F for most of day]


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25 November 1915

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands employed clearing up decks and preparing stages for cleaning ship’s side.

8.30am: One AB and One Boy joined ship.

0.40pm: Two Firemen discharged to shore.

5.0pm: Russell (Greaser) left for Hospital.

5.10pm: Boys went onshore.

Midnight: Boys returned onboard. Rounds correct.


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26 November 1915

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Boys lash up and stow.

9.0am: Employed shifting gangway and cleaning ship’s side.

1.20pm: Hands cleaning ship’s side and stowing spare anchor down No 2 hold.

Leave to Second part of watch 5pm to 7am.


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27 November 1915

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2.0am: Hydraulic cranes worked half-hourly during watch owing to frost.

6.30am: Hands employed clearing up decks and painting ship’s side etc.

9.30am: Read Articles of War to newly joined men.

11.0am: Leave for Boys for recreation.

Leave to First Part of Watch from 0.30pm to 9.0am.

1.30pm: Liberty men inspected by OOW [Officer of the Watch] and proceeded onshore.

[Foggy for much of the day, temperatures not recorded]


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28 November 1915

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.45am: Church party went ashore. RC. [Roman Catholic]

9.50am: Divine Service.

11.15am: RC Church Party returned onboard.

1.0pm: Liberty men and boys fall in and inspected by OOW - Proceeded onshore.

5.0pm: Liberty men proceeded onshore.

7.0pm: Boys returned onboard.


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29 November 1915

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Liberty men returned onboard.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship etc as required.

10.0am: Cranemen working cranes periodically.

3.0pm: Two 6 pounder gun mountings taken onboard.

4.0pm: Liberty men Port watch returned off Long leave.

5.30pm: Boys went onshore. Special leave to Port watch.

7.30pm: WE Jones (Joiner) joined ship.

Hiscock AB broke out of ship at 7 and returned at 8.

11.25pm: Boys returned onboard.


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30 November 1915

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0am: Rounds and Prisoners correct.

7.0am: Hands employed ship cleaning. Liberty men returned to ship.

9.45am: Divisions, Prayers and Physical Drill.

10.15am: General Quarters. 10.25am: Disperse.

10.30am: Stand Easy. 10.40am: Carry on.

11.30am: 6 ERAs and One Seaman proceeded to Chatham Depot.

0.30pm: J Cassidy, Fireman brought onboard by escort and made prisoner.

1.20pm: Starboard watch employed painting etc as required.

1.30pm: Port Watch landed on Route March.

3.30pm: Landing Party returned onboard.

Leave to Starboard Watch from 5pm to 7am.

Midnight: Rounds and Prisoner correct.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915


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[Front page of Copy of Log, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Blank page]

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[Page not filled in]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 December 1915

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.30am: Marines landed on Route march.

10.30am: J Moran, Fireman, apprehended and brought aboard by Civil Police, made prisoner under Sentry's charge.

11.30am: Discharged Howard, Boy to Hospital.

11.45am: Landing Party returned.

1.0pm: Monthly payment to Ship’s Company.

2.0pm: Landed Starboard watch and Boys for route march.

3.0pm: Port Watch painting Mast and Funnel and as required.

4.0pm: Starboard watch and boys returned onboard.

4.30pm: Engineer Sub Lieutenants Clark, Collard and Butler joined ship.

Leave to Port watch from 5pm till 7am.

9.0pm and Midnight: Rounds and Prisoners correct.

[Mist and fog for much of day]


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2 December 1915

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.30am: Hands employed painting between decks and as required.

3.0pm: Taylor, PO, returned from hospital.

4.0pm: Engineer Sub Lieutenants Campbell and Patterson joined ship.

Gave leave to Starboard Watch and First Part of Port from 5pm till 7.0am, Leave to Boys from 5pm for recreation.

11.0pm: Finished watering ship.

11.30pm: Boys returned onboard.

[Mist and fog all pm]


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3 December 1915

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Liberty men returned onboard.

7.50am: 2 Firemen made Prisoners.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Engineer Sub Lieutenant joined ship.

11.0am: Captain returned onboard.

1.15pm: Escort brought A Coyne (Fireman) onboard from Civil custody.

1.20pm: Hands fall in detailed off for work as required.

2.0pm: Helm and telegraphs tested.

4.45pm: Firemen mustered. Evening Quarters. Captain Read Warrants 2, 3 and 4.

4.50pm: Leave to Port watch and Second Part of Starboard watch.

5.30pm: One trimmer placed under sentries’ charge.

6.45pm: One stoker placed under sentry’s charge.

9.0pm: Rounds. 3 cell prisoners and 5 under sentry’s charge correct.

[Misty for most of day, again]


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4 December 1915

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0am: Rounds correct. 3 cell prisoners, 5 under charge.

4.30am: Ship finished watering.

9.0am: Hands fall in. Preparing ship for sea.

10.40am: Brenton and White (AB's) discharged to Chatham depot.

11.50am: Evans and Watkins (Firemen) discharged to shore.

[Draft 24’ 4” forward, 24’ 5” aft]

1.20pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Second part of Port Watch employed getting in Paymaster’s Stores. Discharged Chief and Second Cooks and SBA [Sick Berth Attendant].

3.0pm: Pilot came onboard.

3.30pm: Port watch preparing ship for sea.

4.10pm: Cast off and towed out of West Float.

6.45pm: Engineer Lieutenant East joined ship.

7.35pm: Sea duty men to their stations.

7.40pm: Lock gates opened. 7.44pm: Slipped and proceeded.

9.40pm: Dropped Pilot.

9.55pm: Passed Bar Light Vessel, set course N47W. 10.10pm: Streamed patent log.

10.40pm: Zigzag 43 degrees. “B” and “X” Group guns cleared away. Loaded with Common Shell. Tested Fire control.

Midnight: Corporal reported rounds and prisoners correct.

[Fresh water expended 73 tons. Note: Large expenditure due to cleaning and washing tanks]

[Mist and rain for most of day, barometric pressure recorded from 8pm onwards - relatively low]


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5 December 1915

Lat 55.3, Long -6.6

1.30am: Douglas Light N(T) 18 miles.

3.25am: Chicken Rock Light E(T) 3.5 miles, log 76, zigzag 43 degrees. Exercised guns crews. Tested fire control.

6.20am: Skulmartin Light Vessel W(T) 8 miles.

7.25am: Altered course N18W, zigzag 40 degrees. Guns crews closed up.

9.32am: Light rain, reduced to 75 [revs].

10.7am: Moderate rain. Reduced to 65.

10.40am: Too Point abeam, 1.5 miles.

10.58am: Benmore Point abeam 1.5 miles, altered course N80W.

11.3am: Rue Point N(T) 1 mile, altered course N50W.

11.15am: Bull Point N(T) 2 miles, altered course N47W.

11.45am: Increased to 80. Commenced zigzag 35 degrees.

1.5pm: Inishtrahull S75W(T) x Dunagree Head S5E(T), altered course N5W, log 213.6, zigzag 35 degrees.

2.5pm: Steamer off Starboard Bow.

2.30pm: Steered middle course to clear steamer. 2.40pm: Resumed zigzag.

3.50pm: Darkened ship. Tested searchlights.

4.0pm: Wind and Sea rising.

7.32pm: Barra Head Light E(T) 10 miles, log 306.5

10.0pm: Guns crews closed up. Fire control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good. Various 186 miles]

[Mist and rain for most of day, barometric pressure relatively low and dropping during pm, winds from force 4 to 7 in pm, from SE and SSE, noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 44F]


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6 December 1915

Lat 58.9, Long -10.1

4.0am: Wind and sea moderate. Heavy confused swell.

4.30am: Altered course North, zigzag 35 degrees - log 422.

8.0am: Heavy confused swell.

9.10am: “B” Group covered and secured.

11.40am: Various courses to Intercept Steamer.

Noon: Heavy confused sea and swell.

3.0pm: “A” and “B” group guns covered and secured. “X” Group closed up. Communications tested.

4.0pm: Heavy confused sea swell. Shipping seas over Foc’sle. Darkened Ship. Evening Quarters. Tested Alarm and Searchlights.

6.0pm: Zigzag 20 degrees either side of N65E and reduced to 60 revs.

8.0pm: Strong wind and sea.

10.0pm: Altered course N68E - log 602.6 - Steamer off Port bow going west. “A” and “B” groups covered and secured. “X” Group manned and loaded. Common Shell.

Midnight: Strong Easterly wind and sea. Shipping spray over Foc’sle.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good. Various 264 miles. To 20 miles 145 degrees (T) from Akraburg [Akraberg, Faeroe Islands] Light N41E, 185 miles]

[Barometric pressure still dropping until noon - down to 28.65 over 54, then starting to rise slowly. Rain and mist on and off all day, winds force 7 to 9 from 5pm, from E, with sea state high to very high, temperature 42 to 38F in pm, sea temperature 46 to 42F]


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7 December 1915

Lat 61.1, Long -6.9

4.0am: Strong East wind and very rough sea. Shipping sea over foc’sle.

8.0am: Strong ENE wind and rough sea. Shipping sea over Foc’sle.

10.0am: Ammunition removed from Foc’sle to Gun shelter.

[Sounding from 10.0am to 10.0pm]

11.5am: Increased to 50 [revs]. “A” and “B” groups covered and secured. “X” Group manned.

Noon: Strong wind and rough sea. Shipping seas over Foc’sle.

1.55pm: Altered course S62E, log 698. Watch employed securing gear on Foc’sle etc and as required. “A” and “B” group covered and secured. “X” Group manned.

3.30pm: Strong wind and very rough sea. Shipping seas over Foc’sle.

7.0pm: Strong Easterly Gale. High sea. Vessel shipping water fore and aft.

11.0pm: “A”, “B” and “X” Group guns covered and secured. Departure from Soundings [Lat] 60 47 N, [Long] 6 0 W.

Midnight: Strong wind and rough sea. Shipping sea on Foc’sle.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good N35.75E, 163 miles various]

[Easterly winds force 8 or 9 and sea state high to very high all day, temperature 34 to 32 in pm, sea temperature 44F]


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8 December 1915

Lat 61.6, Long -5.4

2.0am: Strong wind with hail squalls and very rough sea, all guns covered and secured. Shipping seas over Foc’sle

5.0am: Altered course N35E. Weather moderating slightly.

8.0am: Advanced to 55 revs and altered course N19E, log 773.4. Port and Starboard Batteries secured. Strong NE wind and rough sea. Shipping spray on Foc’sle.

11.0am: “A” and “B” Groups covered and secured. “X” Group manned.

Noon: Strong wind and rough sea. Shipping spray over Foc’sle.

2.0pm: “A” and “B” groups secured. “X” Port covered and secured, “X” Starboard manned.

4.0pm: Strong Northerly wind and sea. Ship pitching in Head sea, shipping water over Foc’sle.

4.53pm: Switched on fore navigation lights.

7.0pm: PS [Port and Starboard] Batteries secured.

8.0pm: Strong NE wind and rough sea.

8.51pm: Reduced to 40 revs on account of squall.

Midnight: Strong northerly wind and sea. “A” and “B” groups secured, “X” group manned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 121 miles]

[Hail and snow on and off all day, winds force 5 to 8, noon temperature 32F, sea temperature 42F]


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9 December 1915

Lat 62.8, Long -4.0

2.0am: “A” and “B” Groups secured, “X” Group manned.

4.0am: Wind and Sea moderating.

6.0am: “B” Group manned, also SIII.

7.45am: Increased to 65 [revs] - zigzag 30 degrees.

8.3am: Increased to 70. 8.10am: Altered course N56W - zigzag 40 degrees.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Physical Drill. General Quarters. All Guns cleared away.

Noon: Altered course N45E. Light NE winds and slight sea.

00.5pm: Sighted HMS “Patuca”, steered various to intercept her.

1.3pm: Stopped both engines and hauled in log 1060.7.

1.36pm: Engines as required. 1.43pm: Half speed ahead both, increased to 70. 1.51pm: Streamed log.

3.0pm: Altered course N57E, log 1078 - zigzag 40 degrees.

3.30pm: Searchlights tested.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Tested Alarms. Guns crews closed up. Light north wind and sea.

5.45pm: Altered course N67W - zigzag 35 degrees - log 1110.

8.0pm: Light North wind and slight sea.

Midnight: North wind and sea.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good. Various 238 miles]

[Snow during evening, temperature 22F at 8pm, sea temperature 36F]


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10 December 1915

Lat 62.8, Long -5.0

1.0am and 6am: “A” group secured. “B” and “X” groups cleared away.

7.0am: Altered course N58W - zigzag 40 degrees, log 1281.4.

9.35am: Altered course South, zigzag 35 degrees, log 1313.9.

8.0am: Northerly swell and Fresh wind.

11.15am: Altered course SE to intercept HMS “Ebro”, log 1336.2.

0.3pm: Stop. Housed log at 1345.

0.25pm: Full ahead. Increased to 70 [revs], set course N40W. 0.33pm: Streamed log at 345.

1.30pm: Altered course N58W, log 1357. Parted company with HMS “Ebro”.

4.5pm: Fuglo [Fugloy in Faeroes] Island S4W(T), 40 miles.

8.0pm: Moderate sea and wind. Altered course S53E - log 1141.5, zigzag 44 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 300 miles]

[Noon temperature 26F, sea temperature 38F]


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11 December 1915

Lat -63.0, Long -5.9

4.0am: Moderate NE wind and slight sea.

6.0am: Altered course N61W - zigzag 36 [degrees] - log 1568.

9.15am: Zigzag 40 [degrees]. 9.20am: Land off Port beam.

10.20am: Slowed port engine. 10.30am: Half speed ahead.

11.25am: Stopped Port engine. 11.30am: Half speed ahead.

Noon: Wind increasing.

0.15pm: Zigzag 36 degrees - log 1647.5. Fuglo S16W(T), 40 miles.

1.40pm: Slow both owing to squall.

1.53pm: Resumed to half speed, 70 [revs], wind and sea rising.

6.30pm: Altered course S56E, zigzag 44 degrees - log 1723.6.

7.10pm: Eased to 40 owing to heavy snow squall.

7.41pm: Increased to 70, weather cleared.

8.0pm: Snow squalls. “A” and “B” groups secured. “X” group manned.

9.20pm: Engines slowed to 40 owing to snow squall.

9.30pm: Switched on Navigation Lights.

9.35pm: Engineer reports to Captain, steering gear defective (Piston Rod).

10.15pm: Port engine stopped. 10.25pm: Steam shut off steering engine for repairs.

11.20pm: Housed log at 1762.7.

11.30pm: Engines eased down. 11.37pm: Steering gear repaired. Proceeded, set centre course S59E.

11.40pm: Streamed log. 11.50pm: Starboard Engine half speed ahead.

11.57pm: Increased to 50, set course S70E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 300 miles]

[Squally with snow from 7pm, wind force 6 to 7 from North and East and North and West, with sea state rough, noon temperature 28F, sea temperature 34F]


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12 December 1915

Lat 63.1, Long -6.2

0.30am: Switched off Navigation Lights.

0.55am: Reduced to 45 [revs] and switched on navigation lights. 1.0am: Increased to 50 and switched off navigation lights.

3.0am: Ship rolling heavily on high beam sea.

4.0am: “A” and “B” Groups secured. “X” Group manned.

8.0am: “B” Group cleared away. Moderate North wind and Rough Sea.

9.50am: “B” group covered and secured.

11.0am: “B” Group covered. “X” Group manned and fire control tested.

Noon: Strong N wind and rough sea. Spray over Foc’sle.

3.0pm: Fuglo Island bearing S6E. “A” and “B” groups covered, “X” group manned.

4.0pm: Strong N wind and rough sea. Shipping spray over Foc’sle.

3.43pm: Stremnoes S4W(T) x Fuglo S31E(T).

10.0pm: “B” Group cleared away and loaded with CS [common shell].

[Course and Distance made good: Various 212 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Winds mostly between force 8-9 and force 6 until 6pm, from N and E, sea state from rough to very rough until evening, noon temperature 33F, sea temperature 39F]


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13 December 1915

Lat 63.0, Long -6.1

2.0am: “B” and “X” Groups cleared away and manned.

8.12am: Advance to 70. Altered course N57W - zigzag 25 degrees.

11.0am: Altered course N41W - zigzag 36 degrees - 2060.1.

11.50am: Fuglo S12W(T) 41 miles.

Noon: Guns crews closed up. Control tested. Strong NNW wind and moderate sea.

1.5pm: Sighted HMS “Cedric”.

1.7pm: Altered course West, zigzag 2 points either side, log 2084.9.

1.15pm: Sighted HMS “Victorian”.

1.30pm: Land off Port bow.

1.39pm: Course as required to intercept “Cedric”

1.50pm: Housed log at 2094.6.

1.55pm: Lowered Port sea boat for “Cedric”.

2.31pm: Boat returned.

2.48pm: Streamed log. 2.55pm: Set course N75W, zigzag.

3.50pm: Altered course N57W - zigzag 25 degrees either side. Mylings [Mylingur, Faeroes?] S9W(T) x Fuglo S24E(T).

8.0pm: Vessel rolling and pitching in moderate NE swell.

Midnight: Light SE wind and slight sea.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 218 miles]

[Wind force 5 or 6 until evening, noon air and sea temperature 30F]


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14 December 1915

Lat 62.9, Long -6.1

2.0am: Zigzag 45 degrees.

3.0am: “B” and “X” Groups guns exercised. Fire control tested.

4.0am: Slight Southerly wind and smooth sea.

5.0am: “A” Group uncovered.

6.0am: Guns crews closed up. Fire control tested. Altered course N57W - log 2289.3 - zigzag 35 degrees.

8.0am: Slight NE swell.

8.10am: Signalled HMS “Cedric”. 8.20am: Altered course N67W - zigzag 45 degrees - log 2320.6.

10.30am: Zigzag 55 degrees - log 2350.

11.0am: Fuglo S19W(T) 36 miles.

Noon: Comparing compasses. 0.15pm: Resumed zigzag course.

1.0pm: N57W - zigzag 40 degrees.

3.0pm: Moderate SE breeze and slight swell.

6.0pm: Moderate SSE wind and slight swell. Altered course S54E - zigzag 40 degrees - log 2445.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 291 miles]


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15 December 1915

Lat 63.0, Long -5.9

1.0am: “B” and “X” Groups cleared away. Guns crews exercised. Fire control tested.

2.0am: S44E - zigzag 40 degrees.

4.0am: Moderate SE wind and sea.

8.0am: Moderate SE wind and sea.

1.5pm: Bispen S4W(T). [on the island of Fuglo/Fugloy]

Midnight: Moderate ESE wind and sea.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 311 miles]

[Moderate weather, noon temperature 38F, sea temperature 44F]


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16 December 1915

Lat 63.1, Long -5.9

2.0am: All Guns cleared away. Zigzag 40 degrees. Exercised guns crews and tested fire control.

9.25am: Fuglo S42W(T).

10.0am: Divisions, Prayers and Physical Drill. Exercised “Abandon Ship”.

10.40am: Disperse.

11.32am: Bispen S17.5W(T) 46 miles.

Noon: Light NE breeze and smooth sea.

2.0pm: “A” group unloaded, secured and covered. SII secured and covered.

7.0pm: “B” and “X” Groups cleared away. Crews exercised. Control tested.

10.0pm: “B” and “X” Groups exercised. Control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 314 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind mostly force 4 to 6 in pm, from N and E, sea state rough at times, noon temperature 36F, sea temperature 39F]


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17 December 1915

Lat 62.9, Long -5.8

1.0am: “A” Group covered and secured.

4.0am: Strong ENE wind and moderate sea.

5.0am: “B” and “X” Groups closed up. Fire control tested.

6.15am: Altered course N63W, zigzag 40 degrees, Log 3215. Shipping spray forward.

8.15am: SII covered and secured. Vessel shipping spray.

8.30am: Reduced to 50 [revs] and steered middle course N63W - log 3242.5.

8.45am: Advanced to 60 - zigzag 20 degrees.

11.23am: Bispen S26W(T).

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Moderate NNE wind and slight sea.

6.25pm: Altered course S54E - zigzag 25 degrees - log 3348.3.

7.0pm: “A” Group covered and secured. “B” and “X” groups exercised.

9.0pm: “B” and “X” Groups closed up. Control tested.

10.30pm: Advanced to 70 [revs] and increased zigzag 40degrees, log 3392.7. “A” Group cleared away, communications tested.

Midnight: Light NE breeze and slight sea.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 293 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind force 5 to 6-7 in am, sea state rough at times, noon temperature 32F, sea temperature 38F]


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18 December 1915

Lat 63.0, Long -6.1

4.0am: Moderate Northerly wind and sea.

6.0am: Altered course N63W - log 3488.6 - zigzag 40 degrees.

3.0pm: All guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Fire control tested.

4.0pm: Alarm and Searchlights tested. Light variable winds and smooth sea.

6.0pm: Altered course S44E - zigzag 35 degrees - log 3645.2.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 289 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Barometric pressure relatively high and steady, noon temperature 30F, sea temperature 38F]


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19 December 1915

Lat 62.6, Long -5.2

2.0am: Guns crews closed up. Fire control tested. (Telepads to P2 apparently out of order).

4.0am: Light SSE breeze and smooth sea.

6.45am: Altered course N63W - zigzag 40 degrees - log 3812.5.

8.0am: Light northerly breeze and smooth sea.

10.0am: Captain inspected Ship’s Company at Divisions.

10.30am: Prayers - Captain went the rounds.

1.15pm: Bispen S42W(T).

3.15pm: Darkened ship, zigzag 40 degrees.

Midnight: Light ENE breeze and smooth sea.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 316 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[A quiet day on patrol, zigzagging to and fro]


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20 December 1915

Lat 62.5, Long -4.8

6.15am: Altered course N66W - log 4120.7 - zigzag 40 degrees.

8.0am: Light easterly breeze and light swell.

Noon: Slight SSE breeze and smooth sea.

2.12am: Altered course S60W - zigzag 30 degrees - log 4225.3. Guns crews exercised. Fire control tested.

2.15pm: Sighted vessel off Port bow.

2.35pm: Vessel right ahead, Nordberg S57W(T) 22 miles.

3.0pm: Manouvering, engines as required.

3.20pm: Stop - Housed log at 4240. 3.25pm: Darkened ship - Boarding boat left ship.

3.59pm: Boarding boat returned, hoisted inboard. Engines half speed ahead, 70 [revs].

4.5pm: Streamed log 4240. Set course N40W. 4.20pm: Zigzag 20 degrees.

6.0pm: Altered course N64W - zigzag 40 degrees - log 4266.5.

Midnight: Moderate SSE wind and rough sea.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 317 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Noon temperature 36F, sea temperature 42F]


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21 December 1915

Lat 62.5, Long -4.4

4.0am: Moderate SSE wind and sea.

6.15am: Altered course N66W - zigzag 40 degrees - log 4422. Exercised guns crews, tested Fire control.

10.13am: Target streamed. Log Housed at 4472.9. Exercised 1” aiming tube with starboard battery. All guns crews closed up, companies fired .303.

11.35am: Stop both. 11.45am: Advanced to 70 [revs]. Streamed log 4472.9. Course N66W - zigzag 40 degrees.

2.0pm: Altered course N38W - zigzag 20 degrees - log 4500.8.

3.20pm: Sighted steamer on Port beam, altered course S70W to intercept her and ordered engines to be worked up to full speed.

4.5pm: Boarding boat left ship. Evening Quarters. Tested Alarms.

4.30pm: Boarding Boat returned (having boarded American SS “A A Raven”), hoisted inboard.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 298 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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22 December 1915

Lat 63.1, Long -5.9

3.20am: Sighted Light bearing SW by S.

4.0am: Strong southerly wind and moderate sea.

6.0am: Altered course N64W - zigzag 40 degrees - log 4693.5.

8.0am: Strong southerly wind and sea.

10.15am: Divisions and Prayers followed by reading “Court Martial return” to Ship’s company.

2.0pm: “A” Group and “S2” covered and secured.

5.0pm: Altered course S44E, log 4832.5. “X” Group exercised and manned.

8.0pm: Strong SSE wind and heavy seas.

10.0pm: Moderate gale. Ship steaming head on, 50 [revs], shipping seas forward. “A” and “B” groups covered and secured. “X” Group manned and exercised. Control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 298 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Wind force 6 for most of am, increasing to force 8 in evening, from SSE, sea state very rough to high in pm, barometric pressure falling all day, noon air and sea temperature 40F]


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23 December 1915

Lat 63.0, Long -6.7

1.0am: “A” and “B” groups covered and secured. “X” Group closed up. Fire control tested.

6.0am: “X” Group manned. Communications tested.

8.0am: “X” Group closed up. Fire control tested.

10.30am: Increased to 55 [revs]. “A”, “B” and “X” Groups manned and control tested.

Noon: Strong SE by S wind and heavy following sea.

2.0pm: “A” and “B” Groups covered and secured. “X” Group manned, fire control in order.

3.30pm: Altered course S47E, log 5003.5. Reduced to 50 [revs].

3.35pm: Whilst altering course forward derrick carried away damaging ventilator and derrick, crushing in top of Port sounding machine shelter.

7.0pm: “A” and “B” groups covered and secured. “X” group manned.

8.0pm: Strong SSE wind and rough sea, shipping seas over forward.

Midnight: Strong SE wind and heavy sea.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 198 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind force 7 or 8 for most of day, mostly from SSE, with sea state very rough to high, noon temperature 40F, sea temperature 46F]


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24 December 1915

Lat 62.9, Long -5.9

2.0am: “A” and “B” groups covered and secured. “X” manned. Fire control tested.

7.0am: “B” and “X” Groups manned and Fire control tested.

8.45am: Altered course N52W - zigzag 25 degrees - log 5136.4, advanced to 70 [revs].

Noon: Fine clear weather.

2.30pm: Sighted HMS “ALSATIAN” steering South, altered course to intercept her.

3.15pm: Rear Admiral Commanding 10th CS [Cruiser Squadron] repaired onboard.

3.20pm: Sea boat left ship. 3.30pm: Rear Admiral left ship.

3.55pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted in.

4.0pm: HMS “ALSATIAN” parted company.

6.25pm: Altered course N63W - zigzag 40 degrees - log 5247. Guns crews exercised. Control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 211 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Wind force 6 for most of am, reducing later, snow and/or hail in early am and late pm, noon temperature 29F]


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25 December 1915

Lat 63.1, Long -6.1

0.20am: Resumed zigzag. Increased to 70 [revs].

2.0am: “A” Group covered and secured. “B” and “X” Groups manned. Tested fired control.

4.0am: Strong SSE wind and heavy sea.

5.0am: Altered course N63W, log 5360.6 - zigzag 40 degrees. “A”, “B” and “X” Groups manned.

9.14: Sighted HMS “CEDRIC”. 9.25am: Altered course N18E (Log 5418.7) to intercept her - altered course WSW, reduced to 40 degrees - log 5422.

9.55am: Engines and helm as required. Starboard Sea boat left.

10.35am Hoisted sea boat. 10.45am: Worked up to 70 - Streamed log and Parted Company, course SSW.

4.0pm: Moderate SE wind and slight sea.

5.45pm: Altered course S54E - zigzag 30 degrees - log 5504.4.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 262 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[No indication in log that this is Christmas Day. Wind force 6 all am, lighter later on, barometric pressure relatively low but steady, temperature 33F at 11am, sea temperature 40F]


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26 December 1915

Lat 62.9, Long -6.1

5.45am: Altered course N62W - log 5632.8 - zigzag 40 degrees - Increase to 70 [revs].

10.0am: Divisions followed by divine service.

10.30am: Sighted HMS “ANDES” bearing NE, altered course N54W - zigzag 40 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 283 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Winds force 5 or 6 for most of day, mostly from N and E, barometric pressure rising slightly, noon temperature 35F, sea temperature 40F]


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27 December 1915

Lat 62.9, Long -5.7

8.0am: Moderate NW wind and slight sea.

9.0am: Altered course N58W - log 5956 - zigzag 30 degrees.

10.0am: Divisions, Prayers, General Quarters, Fire drill.

10.40am: Watch detailed for work as required. Armed Guards rifle instruction. Guns crews closed up, control tested.

Noon: Moderate North wind and slight sea.

1.20pm: Boys at instruction. Watch employed painting etc, as required.

2.0pm: Exercised guns crews. Tested Fire control. Tested engine room telegraphs.

8.0pm: Moderate NNE wind and slight sea.

Midnight: Moderate NE wind and slight sea.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 283 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Noon temperature 34F, sea temperature 40F]


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28 December 1915

Lat 63.0, Long -6.2

6.0am: Altered course N62W - zigzag 40 degrees - log 6625.3.

10.25am: Observed Nordberg S20W(T).

11.0am: Altered course N63W, zigzag 50 degrees.

11.5am: Bispen S11W(T).

Noon: Guns crews manned. Fire control tested. Light NW breeze and slight sea.

2.7pm: Eastern end of Fuglo bearing S9W, ship’s head S72W. Guns crews closed up. Control tested.

3.15pm: Shortened zigzag by 10 degrees.

3.20pm: Darkened ship, tested searchlights.

6.0pm: Altered course S53E - zigzag 40 degrees - log 6387.7.

Midnight: Moderate WNW breeze and smooth sea.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 312 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Noon temperature 31F, sea temperature 42F]


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29 December 1915

Lat 63.0, Long -5.9

5.45am: Altered course N2W - zigzag 40 degrees - log 6548.8.

9.23am: Housed log 6597.2. Stopped engines and lowered Boarding Boat to repair runners of sea boats.

9.55am: Engines worked up to 70 [revs]. Streamed patent log, set course N81W, zigzag 30 degrees.

Noon: Fine clear weather.

3.10pm: Mulen [Mulin] S5.5W(T) 48 miles.

3.20pm: Altered course N63W - zigzag 40 degrees - log 6670.5.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 320 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Noon temperature 37F, sea temperature 43F]


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30 December 1915

Lat -63.0, Long -6.0

4.0am: Moderate SE breeze and smooth sea.

6.0am: Altered course N63W - zigzag 40 degrees - log 6868.8.

11.0am: Zigzag 40 degrees. Exercised guns crews, tested fire control.

Noon: Wind and sea rising.

1.0pm: “A” group covered and secured, “B” and “X” closed up.

3.0pm: Seamen to compass and helm. Hands as required.

10.0pm: “B” and “X” groups exercised. Fire control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 326 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Barometric pressure falling, wind increasing in pm, up for force 7 at midnight, mostly from S and E, sea state rough in evening]


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31 December 1915

Lat 63.1, Long -6.0

1.0am: “A” and “B” groups covered and secured.

5.0am: “X” Group exercised. Control tested.

6.30am: Altered course N62W - zigzag 30 degrees - log 7156.8.

7.0am: “B” Group cleared away and loaded.

8.0am: Moderate SSE wind and rough sea.

9.30am: Altered course N63W, zigzag 40 degrees, log 7192.8. Increased to 70 [revs]. Uncovered “A” group.

Noon: Moderate SSE wind and sea. Misty.

[Sounding at 1.0 and 2.0pm]

1.20pm: Boys at instruction, Seamen’s training class at helm and compass, remainder of watch at defence stations, etc as required.

3.25pm: Gunner reports Bevel wheel of elevating gear of P2 Gun lost overboard by accident.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Tested alarm bells and searchlights. P2 Gun covered and secured. “A” group covered and secured. Abandon ship stations.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 278 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Rain and drizzle in pm, winds force 5 to 7 during day, from SSE and SE, sea state generally rough, barometric pressure low and dropping, noon air and sea temperature 44F]



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916


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[Cover of Copy of Log for January 1916, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 January 1916

Lat 63.2, Long -6.0

7.0am: Altered course N62W and increased to 60 - log 7417.2 - zigzag 30 [degrees].

9.0am: Uncovered "A" Group. Guns crews exercised.

[Sounding from 10.30am to 4.0pm]

6.0pm: Altered course S52E - zigzag 30 degrees - log 7542.

10.0pm: Guns crews exercised. Control tested. Navy phone from Fore bridge to S3 out of order.

Midnight: Rolling slightly.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 250 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Mist then rain in pm, barometric pressure consistently low]


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2 January 1916

Lat 63.3, Long -5.2

4.0am: Southerly swell.

6.15am: Altered course N62W - zigzag 30 degrees - log 7681.4.

8.0am: Zigzag 40 degrees - Increased to 70 - log 7701.

10.0am: Divisions and Divine Service. Sounded in 1/50 fathoms.

10.40am: Sighted steamer bearing SW.

Noon: Stop both. Housed log at 7753.4. Armed Guard left in sea boat for SS "Kronprins Gustaf Adolph" (Sub Lieutenant Watson).

0.51pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted. 0.54pm: Half speed ahead both.

0.55pm: Streamed log - increased to 70. 1.0pm: Shaped course S80W - zigzag 30 degrees - log 7754.8.

9.0pm: Courses as required for finding compass deviations.

9.25pm: Altered course S51E - log 7864.2 - zigzag 40 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 280 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Wind mostly force 5 in middle of day, barometric pressure relatively low but rising, noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 45F]


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3 January 1916

Lat 62.9, Long -5.9

3.0am: Slight haze on horizon.

6.0am: Altered course N64W - zigzag 40 degrees - log 7983.3.

Noon: Moderate wind and sea.

0.10pm: Altered course N76W - log 8066.3 - zigzag 30 degrees.

0.50pm: Observed Bispen S5E(T), altered course N62W, log 8077.1 - zigzag 30 degrees.

1.32pm: Bispen S18E(T) 34 miles.

6.0pm: Swung from North through east to SW for deviation.

6.40pm: Set course S52E - log 8151, zigzag 40 degrees.

7.10pm: Altered course S42E - log 8158.2 - zigzag 30 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 311 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Barometric pressure rising all day]


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4 January 1916

Lat 62.6, Long -5.1

1.0am: Course S43E - zigzag 30 degrees.

10.0am: Increased to 70, altered course N65W - log 8350.6, zigzag 40 degrees.

7.0am: Altered course N64W - log 8316.2. SI, PIII covered and secured. Guns crews exercised.

1.20pm: Boys at instruction. Seamens training class at Helm and compass. Remainder of watch as required. Zigzag 40 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 313 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Winds variable - force 4 to 7 during day, with rain and drizzle on and off, barometric pressure dropping until mid evening (down to 28.52 over 55), noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 45F]


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5 January 1916

Lat 62.5, Long -4.9

8.0am: Vessel rolling to high S Westerly swell, commenced zigzag 40 degrees on N66W, log 8617.9, advanced to 70 [revs].

10.30am: Altered zigzag to 30 degrees.

[Sounding from 11.5am to 2.0pm]

1.20pm: Observed land port bow.

2.0pm: Monthly issue of soap and tobacco to ship’s company.

2.35pm: Altered course N55W - log 8703.5 - zigzag 25 degrees.

2.40pm: Hatteroy S49W(T) x Nordberg S56W(T) x Enniborg S87W(T).

3.33pm: Enniborg S47W(T) x Bispen S33E(T).

4.8pm: Departure [Lat] 62 29.5 N - [Long] 6 40 W.

4.20pm: Altered course N2W - zigzag 30 degrees - log 8727.3.

5.11pm: Altered course S54E - zigzag 50 degrees - log 8738.

9.30pm: Reduced to 60 [revs]. Reduced zigzag to 43 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 294 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Rain on and off during pm, winds variable in force all day, barometric pressure rising, noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 44F]


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6 January 1916

Lat 62.6, Long -4.9

3.0am: Slight northerly swell.

6.0am: Altered course N64W - zigzag 25 degrees, log 8889.6.

0.20pm: Altered course N76W - zigzag 20 degrees - log 8960.7.

[Sounding from 1.0pm to 2.5pm]

2.25pm: Hatteroig [?] S48W(T) x Enniborg S71W(T).

3.20pm: Bispen S(T) 10 miles.

3.45pm: Kuno Nakke S33W(T) x Bispen S30W(T).

4.27pm: Engines as required to intercept HMS “ORCOMA”.

4.30pm: Housed log 9012.1

4.40pm: “Orcoma’s” boat came alongside. 4.50pm: Boat returned.

5.3pm: Streamed log. 5.5pm: Altered course N63W - zigzag 40 degrees.

6.0pm: Altered course S60W - zigzag 35 degrees - log 9024. Guns crews closed up. Fire control tested.

8.15pm: Course S61W - negative zigzag, log 9050.2 and reduced to 65 [revs]. Observed Myggenaes [Mykines] Light S5E(T).

10.41pm: Myggenaes Light E(T) 12 miles.

Midnight: Vessel rolling to heavy WSW swell.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 288 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Rain on and off in evening, barometric pressure falling all day, down to 28.77 over 55 at midnight, noon air and sea temperature 44F]


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7 January 1916

Lat 59.8, Long -8.6

3.0am: Ship rolling and pitching heavily to High confused swell.

8.0am: Ship rolling heavily to High confused swell.

1.40pm: Sighted SS “California”.

2.18pm: Reduced to 50 [revs], course as required to communicate with SS “California”.

3.54pm: Stop both. Housed log 9254. Fired 1 round of blank (P3).

4.9pm: Half speed ahead both. Advanced to 65 and streamed log.

4.10pm: Shaped course S55W. Guns crews exercised. Fire control tested.

9.40pm: Challenged by HMS “Hilary”.

10.30pm: Switched off Navigation Lights.

11.0pm: Weather moderating considerably.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 263 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[NNW wind force 7 from 11am to 4pm, sea state very rough for much of day, barometric pressure rising for most of day, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 46F]


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8 January 1916

Lat 56.4, Long -7.8

6.23am: Commenced zigzag 25 degrees, log 9432.3.

7.35am: Observed Barra Head Light bearing S58E(T).

8.0am: Altered course S7E - zigzag 40 degrees - log 9455.8. Advanced to 85 [revs].

9.38am: Barra Head E(T) 13.5 miles - log 9480.

10.30am: Electrician reports Foc’sle telephone repaired.

11.0am: Hands employed turning out boats.

0.10pm: Altered course S13E - zigzag 40 degrees, log 9518.5.

0.37pm: Observed Skerryvore Light House N76E(T).

1.45pm: Signalled HMS “Buttercup”.

4.0pm: Altered course S27E - zigzag 40 degrees - log 9578.3. Evening Quarters. Tested alarm.

4.30pm: Altered course S46E, reduced to 60 - log 9585.3, negative zigzag.

5.27pm: Oversay Light abeam 1 mile, altered course S20E - log 9598.8.

7.28pm: Altered course S16E - log 9622.6 - Otter Rock Light Vessel N16W(T) 4.25 miles.

9.10pm: Sanda Light abeam.

10.45pm: Corsewall Point E(T) 4.5 miles.

10.55pm: Advanced to 70. Guns crews closed up. Control tested.

11.15pm: Corsewall Point N33E(T) x Black Head S71E(T).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 248 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Mist and rain during evening, noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 48F]


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9 January 1916

From Sea to Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.0am: South Rock Light Vessel S71W(T) x St Johns Point S52W(T).

2.47am: Chicken Rock abeam 3 miles, altered course S47E, log 9719.6.

3.23am: Langness Light abeam, log 9729.4.

6.0am: Sighted Bar Light Vessel S50E.

6.8am: Altered course S50E, log 9773.3. Course as required for entering Harbour.

7.30am: Passed Bar Light Vessel. 7.50am: Formby Light Vessel.

8.35am: Passed Rock Light.

9.2am: Anchored off Seacombe stage, 4 shackles.

9.20am: Tug alongside. 9.40am: Tug left ship.

11.15am: Tug “Waterloo” came alongside with Paymaster and escort Pilot and 86 bags of mail - Tug “Waterloo” left ship.

Noon: Special duty men to their stations.

(Draught 18’ forward, 22’ 6” aft)

0.7pm: Heave in, and slow ahead both engines.

0.15pm: Weighed anchor. Engines as required proceeded to Alfred Dock.

Leave to Boys from 2pm till 6pm.

2.0pm: Hands employed securing ship.

3.45pm: Cover Guns and Searchlights. Burns, Brogan, Gilney, Cassiday, Gaffery, Roach, Rooney, Smith, Farger, Barnes, Gowers, Daly, Hillingsworth, and Davis. Discharged ashore.

5.0pm: Special leave to Port watch until 7.0am.

11.0pm: Ship well secured.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 282 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Coal remaining 723 tons]

[Barometric pressure relatively high, noon temperature 47F, sea temperature 48F]


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10 January 1916

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Hands employed turning in boats davits and cleaning ship.

9.0am: Hands employed painting ship’s side (etc) as required.

10.45am: Hands mustered by the ledger for payment.

Noon: General leave to Starboard watch until 4.30pm Friday 14th Jan.

1.45pm: Smith LT [Leading Telegraphist], Webster Seaman, Connel Boy discharged to RN Hospital Chatham.

1.50pm: Sub Lieutenant McNaughton discharged to Chatham Hospital.

5.0pm: Gave leave to First part of Port Watch till 7.0am.


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11 January 1916

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands fall in, Employed in remooring ship.

7.45am: Ship well secured.

9.20am: Hands employed painting and as required.

10.30am: Warrant Armourer onboard to inspect Gun mountings.

11.5am: Warrant Armourer left ship.

1.20pm: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side and as required.

1.30pm: Hawkes, Telegraphist RNVR discharged to HMS “OTWAY”.

4.0pm: W Thomson, Fireman joined ship - passage to “ALSATION” [HMS Alsatian].

4.12pm: Sunset.

5.0pm: Gave leave to Second Part port watch until 7.0am.


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12 January 1916

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands employed preparing Ship for coaling.

7.30am: Coal lighters came alongside.

8.30am: Commenced coaling ship.

9.0am: Hands employed placing accommodation ladder.

11.0am: Gunner’s party employed drawing stores.

4.0pm: Ship well secure. Sunset 4.10.

5.0pm: Gave leave to First part port watch till 7.0am.

9.30pm: Coal gangs ceased work.


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13 January 1916

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Strong NW wind. Ship straining on starboard hawsers. Gangway tied up and resecured.

9.0am: Commenced coaling ship. Seaman Rowe returned to Chatham Barracks.

60 painters came onboard to paint promenade deck, started at 9.0am.

1.0pm: 1 Stoker joined ship from HMS “Eagle”.

2.15pm: 6 Boys went onshore with Postman.

5.0pm: Leave to Second part of Port watch till 7.0. Boys on shore.

9.30pm: Coaling party ceased work.

11.0pm: Boys returned on board.

Midnight: Ship well secured.

[Rain all am, noon temperature 48F]


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14 January 1916

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.20am: Gave leave to Port watch from 9.0am till 8.0am Tuesday.

9.0am: Hands and liberty men fall in.

9.20am: Liberty men went onshore (56 men). Remainder employed on Ship’s stores etc.

10.50am: Sentry went onshore.

4.0pm: Ship secured. Port watch proceeded on leave.

4.30pm: Starboard watch returned off leave.

9.0pm: Rounds correct. Sentry on stores visited, found correct.

11.0pm: 1 Baker joined ship.


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15 January 1916

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0am: Sentry on stores correct. Ship well secured.

9.0am: Hands taking in Ship’s stores.

11.50am: Stop coaling Port side.

1.0pm: Recommenced coaling.

1.20pm: Hands employed getting in stores.

2.10pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Leave to boys till 6.0pm.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Leave Second Part Starboard watch 7.0am.

6.0pm: Ship well secured. Liberty Boys returned onboard

9.35pm: Scullions [galley workers] joined ship from London.

Midnight: Ship well secured. Sentry onshore correct.


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16 January 1916

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Liberty men returned onboard.

9.55am: Sub Lieutenant LO Clarke, RNR joined ship.

10.15am: Divisions. Divine Service.

Noon: Leave to First Part Starboard watch 1pm to 7am. Boys from 1 to 6pm.

8.0pm: 2 scullions from MM [Mercantile Marine] Office, London, joined ship.


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17 January 1916

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

5.0pm: Completed coaling. Lighters left ship. Received 3040 tons.

5.20pm: Leave to Second Part Starboard watch. Hands employed securing ship alongside Quay.

6.5pm: Ship well secured.

8.5pm: Private Roberts, Ship’s Corporal TD Calloines, CA Clements, AB and A Bedrick, Boy joined ship from Chatham.

Midnight: Ship well secured. Sentry on shore correct.

[Coal remaining 645 + 3040 received = 3685 tons]


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18 January 1916

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands employed hauling ship off Quay to allow floating crane "Samson" to come inside.

7.30am: “Samson” made fast.

8.20am: Port watch Boys returned off leave.

(Draught fore and aft 24.9)

2.30pm: Navigating Officer tested Helm and Telegraphs. In order.

5.0pm: Watch employed getting stores onboard.

8.45pm: Sea duty men to their stations.

9.20pm: Hawsers eased off. Engines as required to proceed through lock.

9.40pm: Cleared lock and proceeded.

10.15pm: Passed Rock Light.

11.25pm: Dropped Pilot.

11.40pm: Passed Bar Light Vessel. 11.45pm: Engines worked up to 80 [revs]. Streamed patent log and set course N51W.


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19 January 1916

Lat 55.3, Long -6.3

0.44am: Commenced zigzag 30 degrees, log 7.5.

0.50am: Steady course N51W, log 14.3.

1.40am: Resumed zigzag, log 27.

3.0am: Observed Chicken Rock Light N41W(T) x Douglas Light N4E(T). Exercised guns crews. Tested control.

4.10am: Chicken Rock Light N11E(T) x Lang Ness N48E(T).

4.36am: Chicken Rock Light abeam 5 miles.

8.2am: Mew Island abeam 4 miles.

8.10am: Altered course N14W - zigzag 30 degrees - log 122.6.

8.20am: Advanced to 80, increased zigzag to 40, altered course N10W.

11.29am: Tor Point SW, 1.5 miles.

11.43am: Fair Head S2 , 1 mile. 11.52am: Set course N50W - log 171.4. Guns crews exercised. Communications correct.

Noon: SW gale and rough sea. Bull Rock N(T) x Sheep Island S64W(T).

0.30pm: Altered course N49W - log 179.8 - zigzag 30 degrees.

1.55pm: Reduced to 60 [revs], negative zigzag.

7.0pm: “A” and “B” Groups covered and secured. “X” Group manned.

8.0pm: W Gale and rough sea. Shipping seas fore and aft.

9.0pm: “X” Group guns crews exercised. Control tested.

10.15pm: Shipped heavy sea over Foc’sle. Spare hands of watch employed securing hatches and gear on Foc’sle.

11.55pm: Port side of bridge rail carried away by sea.

Midnight: Heavy gale and high sea. Vessel rolling and labouring heavily.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 172 miles]

[Wind force 6-7 to force 9, from SW and W, from noon onwards, with sea state mostly from very rough to very high. Barometric pressure dropping all day, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 49F]


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20 January 1916

Lat 56.9, Long -9.3

0.5am: Eased to 35 [revs].

0.17am: Increased to 40. “A” and “B” groups covered and secured.

1.45am: Increased to 45. “X” group manned.

2.10am: Reduced to 40. Water pipes leading forward found broken.

4.0am: Strong Westerly Gale. Vessel shipping seas fore and aft. Furious squalls.

9.0am: Hands employed securing gear as required. Sanitary water pipes broken aft.

11.10am: Long [sun] 9 16 W. “X” Group manned.

Noon: Strong westerly gale. Shipping seas over Foc’sle.

1.20pm: Boys at instructions. Watch as required.

2.0pm: “X” Group exercised. Control tested.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Searchlights tested. Strong westerly gale. Shipping seas over Foxle [forecastle].

5.0pm: Patent log hauled in and found to be foul.

6.0pm: Exercised guns crews (“X” Group). Tested control.

10.30pm: Altered course N25W - log 340.6. Increase to 55. “X” manned.

10.55pm: Navigation lights switched on.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 145 miles]

[Wind force 9 for most of am, from W and WNW, force 7 or 8 thereafter, from WNW, WSW and SW, sea state high or very high all day, rain in late evening, barometric pressure falling, rising, then falling again, noon temperature 44F]


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21 January 1916

Lat 59.5, Long -11.0

2.0am: “A” and “B” groups covered. “X” Group manned. Control tested.

4.0am: Wind and sea increasing. Heavy rain squalls.

7.0am: “X” Group closed up. Fire control tested.

7.48am: Altered course N6W - log 428.6. Westerly gale, vessel shipping seas fore and aft.

8.30am: Approximate [star] Position [Lat] 59 1 N - [Long] 10 50 W. Switched off Navigation Lights.

Noon: Strong westerly wind and high sea.

2.0pm: “X” Group manned.

4.0pm: Tested alarm. CPO’s Smoke room Ports smashed in by seas.

5.16pm: Navigation lights switched on. “X” Group manned and exercised.

7.0pm: “X” group cleared away. Guns crews in shelters.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 170 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind force 7 or 8 for most of day, mostly from W, sea state from very rough to very high, noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 46F]


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22 January 1916

Lat 61.9, Long -12.0

2.0am: “A” and “B” groups secured. “X” groups manned.

3.0am: Vessel rolling heavily to high sea.

6.0am: Uncovered “A” and “B” groups. Guns crews exercised, control tested.

10.30am: Sighted Swedish SS "AXEL JOHNSON". 10.40am: Altered course South to intercept her. Log 625.5.

11.20am: Engines and helm as required for manouvering. Guns crews closed up, log 632.

0.5pm: Boarding boat left ship for “AXEL JOHNSON”.

1.35pm: Boat returned and hoisted. 1.40pm: Helm and engines as required for standing by for weather to moderate to send Armed Guard to SS “AXEL JOHNSON”.

4.55pm: Port sea boat left ship for “AXEL JOHNSON” with Armed Guard (Sub Lieutenant Preddy in charge). Engines as required. “A” group covered and secured. “B” and “X” groups manned.

6.7pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted.

10.20pm: Altered course S37E, log 675.1. “B” covered and secured.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 146 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Winds force 4 to 7 during day, mostly from N and W, sea state rough to very rough for much of day, snow and hail on and off in pm. Barometric pressure relatively low but rising from 8am, noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 46F]


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23 January 1916

Lat 61.3, Long -6.3

2.0am: “A” and “B” groups covered and secured. “X” Group manned. Control tested.

[Sounding from 7.20am to 1.30pm]

11.30am: “A” and “B” groups secured, “X” group manned.

1.40pm: Observed flash light bearing NExN. Housed patent log 834.6. Engines and helm as required to intercept HMS “ALSATIAN”.

2.0pm: Switched on Navigation Lights.

3.15pm: Observed “Lille Dimon” ahead, altered course N42E. Proceeded in company with “Alsatian”. [Note “Lille Dimon” is not a ship but a geographical feature in Faeroe Islands]

3.55pm: Skaalhoved N5W(T) x Lille Dimon S68W(T).

4.35pm: South end of Sando Island S75W(T) x Skaalhoved N49W(T).

5.20pm: Two boats from “ALSATIAN” came alongside with Armed Guards for transfer to “Hilary”.

5.38pm: Lowered Starboard sea boat with mails etc. Discharged Officer and 2 ratings to Flag ship.

6.30pm: 5 Officers, 1 Midshipman, 1 PO1, 3 POs2 and 12 men, 4 marines, joined ship from “Alsatian” for “Hilary” (26 Officers and men).

6.35pm: Starboard sea boat returned and hoisted. “A” and “B” groups secured, “X” group manned.

Midnight: Strong WSW wind and rough sea. Shipping seas on Fox’le.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 193 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Winds force 6 to 8 all day, from S and W, sea state very rough for much of day, rain and mist on and off, barometric pressure falling, noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 43F]


(24 and 25 January appear to be duplicated but this is due to inclusion of additional page - see below)


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24 January 1916

Lat 60.6, Long -7.4

11.0am: “A” and “B” groups secured. “X” group manned.

Noon: Strong westerly wind and sea.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Strong WSW wind and sea.

7.20pm: Reduced Port engine to 30, increased Starboard to 50.

7.40pm: Reduced Starboard to 45.

7.42pm: Switched on Navigation Lights (negative main).

9.35pm: Engines Starboard 35 - Port 45.

11.0pm: “A” and “B” groups secured. “X” group manned. Control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 175 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Barometric pressure relatively low and somewhat variable, wind force 7 or 8 all day, from S and W, sea state very rough in am, high in pm, hail then rain on and off all day]


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25 January 1916

S544 Return of Deaths on HMS Almanzora [handwritten form]

Date of Death: 25 January 1916

Name and Surname of Deceased: Harold Phillips

Sex: Male

Age: [blank]

Rank: Lieutenant Commander RNR

Nationality: British

Last place of abode: Cumming Park, Ayr, Scotland

Cause of death: Drowned.

I hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the Minute made in the Log of HMS “Almanzora”. Witness by my hand this 30th day of January 1916. [Signed] WD Church, Captain RN.

[red script] Copy of form sent to Registrar General. To be pasted in Ship’s log. [Initialled] WDC.


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24 January 1916

[Page with blank reverse of form as above]


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25 January 1916

Lat 60.7, Long -8.2

2.0am: “A” and “B” groups secured. “X” group exercised, control tested.

6.0am: Sighted light bearing N16E.

7.0am: “X” group manned. Control tested.

8.28am: Increase Port engine to 60. Altered course S67E - log 1030.8.

8.37am: Increase Starboard engine to 50. Reduce port to 50.

8.45am: Switched off Navigation Lights.

11.10am: Lat 60 42 N, Long 8 10 W. Lieutenant Commander H Phillips, First Lieutenant, departed this life. Fell overboard by accident and was drowned. Body not recovered. Lost overboard by accident:- 1 Boat’s compass, 1 R~~[not decipherable], 2 Oars.

11.15am: Housed log 1045.9.

Noon: Strong westerly wind and sea.

0.37pm: Set course S40W. 0.40pm: Advanced to 40. 0.43pm: Streamed log 1046.

1.30pm: Hands make and mend. “X” group manned.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters. Tested Alarm. Memorial Service to Late Lieutenant Commander Harold Phillips, RNR.

5.37pm: Switched on Navigation Lights. “X” Group closed up. Control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 90 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Wind force 8 or 9 all day, from W and WSW, with rain from 4pm, sea state high or very high all day, barometric pressure consistently relatively low, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 47F]


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26 January 1916


Lat 60.7, Long -8.5

0.20am: Increased Starboard 45, Port 35 [revs]. Vessel falling off to NW at times. “X” Group manned. Control tested.

4.0am: Strong westerly wind and sea.

6.33am: Reduced Starboard Engines to 40 and advanced Port engine to 40 - log 1097.8. “X” Group manned. Control tested.

7.55am: Switched off Navigation Lights.

8.0am: Strong NNW wind and high sea.

11.50am: Reduced to 50 and altered course S32W - log 1136.7. Guns S1 and S2 Secured.

Noon: Guns S1 and S2 secured. Rough sea. Fine clear weather.

1.30pm: “X” Group exercised. “A” and “B” Groups secured.

4.20pm: Darkened ship. Cleared away “B” group.

4.35pm: Altered course N17E, log 1176.2 - zigzag 28 degrees. “A” group secured. “B” and “X” groups exercised.

8.45pm: Altered course S11W - log 1219.4 - zigzag 17 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 95 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Barometric pressure rising all day, winds dropping from force 9 to force 6 in am, force 5 for most of pm, from N and W. Sea state high or very high until 9am, then rough for most of pm, noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 46F]


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27 January 1916

Lat 60.5, Long -8.4

Midnight: Altered course N19E - log 1254 - zigzag 25 degrees.

3.0am: “A” group covered and secured. “B” and “X” Groups exercised. Control tested.

8.32am: Helm and engines as required to intercept HMS “Hilary”.

9.15am: Two boats from “Hilary” engaged in transferring Armed Guards to that ship.

9.50am: Shaped course N19E - zigzag 30 degrees. Streamed log 1345.1 (Alt reading 1344.9).

10.0am: “B” and “X” groups exercised. Control tested. Training and elevating gear worked.

Noon: Rough sea. Fine clear weather.

10.0pm: “A” and “B” groups covered and secured. “X” group manned and communications tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 241 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Wind force 5 to 6 in am, 6 to 7 in pm, from S and W, sea state generally rough]


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28 January 1916

Lat 60.7, Long -8.3

Midnight: Altered course N17E - log 1501.2 - zigzag 25 [degrees].

4.0am: Altered course S28W - log 1543.8.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. “B” group uncovered and loaded.

8.0am: Altered course N17E - zigzag 33 degrees - log 1586.2.

3.20pm: “B” group covered and secured.

3.55pm: Altered course N22E - log 1665.7. “A” and “B” groups covered and secured. “X” group exercised.

10.0pm: “X” group manned and exercised.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 261 miles]

[Wind force 6 or 7 all day, from SW and SSW, sea state rough or very rough, mist or rain during middle of day]


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29 January 1916

Lat 61.1, Long -8.2

2.0am: “B” group uncovered. “B” and “X” groups exercised.

7.0am: “A” and “B” groups covered and secured. “X” group closed up. Control tested.

8.12am: Altered course N18E - zigzag 37 degrees - log 1815.4.

[Sounding at 11.0am and noon]

0.10pm: Altered course S27W - log 1865.2 - zigzag 32 degrees.

1.30pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Tested Alarms. Evening Quarters. Cleared away “B” group.

4.15pm: Altered course N15E - zigzag 38 degrees, log 1913.9.

8.0pm: Altered course S27W - log 1960.5 - zigzag 32 degrees.

10.0pm: “B” and “X” groups closed up. Control tested.

Midnight: Altered course N15E - zigzag 38 degrees, log 2009.9.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 230 miles]

[Wind and sea decreasing during day, winds from force 7 down to force 4 and changing from SW to W to NW, mist and/or rain until 2pm, noon temperature 41F, sea temperature 46F]


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30 January 1916

Lat 60.5, Long -8.2

2.0am: “A” group secured. “B” and “X” groups manned and exercised.

4.0am: Altered course S24W - log 2060 - zigzag 35 degrees.

8.30am: “A” group uncovered. Control tested.

8.35am: Altered course N16E - log 2115.4 - zigzag 38 degrees.

9.15am: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand”. 9.25am: Altered course to intercept her. S55W - log 2125.6.

9.57am: Housed log 2131 Wheelhouse, 2130.8 Aft.

10.0am: Position from “Hildebrand” Lat 60 43 N, Long 8 45W. Stop both, cutter from “Hildebrand” came alongside.

10.15am: Set course S20E, advanced to 70 [revs]. “A” group and S2 covered and secured.

Noon: Reduced to 60 - “A” and “B” groups secured.

2.5pm: Altered course N19E - zigzag 25 degrees, log 2172.4 - advanced to 70.

3.30pm: Sighted steamer bearing N55E steering Westerly. 3.40pm: Course as required to intercept her, log 2191.9. Reduced to 60.

3.53pm: Resumed course, log 2194.5 - advanced to 70.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters. Tested Alarms. “X” group manned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 292 miles]

[Wind from S and W, increasing during day, up to force 7 in pm, with very rough sea]


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31 January 1916

Lat 60.4, Long -8.2

3.0am: “A” and “B” groups covered and secured. “X” group manned and exercised. Tested fire control.

11.0am: “X” group guns crews closed up. Training and elevating gear tested and correct.

2.12pm: Altered course N19E - zigzag 22 degrees - log 2383.8 - increased to 60. “B” group cleared away. Exercised and communications tested. Also “X” group.

6.20pm: Altered course S24W - log 2427.6 - zigzag 45 degrees.

7.55pm: Altered course N12E - zigzag 31 degrees - log 2444 - Advanced to 65.

10.0pm: “A” group covered and secured. “B” and “X” groups exercised and communications tested.

11.0pm: Altered course S24W - zigzag 31 degrees - log 2480.4.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 215 miles]

[Wind decreasing during day, from force 7 down to force 4, sea stated moderating in evening, barometric pressure rising, noon temperature 45F, sea temperature 46F]



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916


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[Log page not filled in]

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[Cover of Copy of Log for February 1616, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Blank page]

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[Page overlaid with sheet of Naval Signal form, with names:]

1. Lieutenant Weatherhogg; 3. Lieutenant Hardy; 5. Mr Clarke.

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[Blank back of Naval Signal form]

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[Page not filled in]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 February 1916

Lat 60.2, Long -8.7

2.0am: Altered course N18E - zigzag 33 degrees - log 2514.6. “A” group covered and secured. “B” and “X” groups cleared away. Crews exercised and Fire control tested.

5.0am: Altered course S24W - zigzag 31 degrees - log 2550.2.

7.20am: Hands fall in. Advanced to 70 - zigzag 36 degrees - log 2576.7.

10.0am: Divisions, Prayers and Physical Drill. 10.15am: Close W/T [watertight] doors.

10.25am: Open W/T doors.10.45am: Altered course N70W log 2619.4.

11.35am: Altered course N65W - log 2630.2 - advance to 75 [revs].”A” and “B” groups covered and secured. “X” group manned.

0.25pm - 0.55pm: Courses various. Turning to Port. 0.30pm: Communicated with S.S. “Pruth”.

2.35pm: Challenged HMS “Hildebrand”.

3.28pm: Altered course N17E - zigzag 36 degrees - log 2679. “A” group covered and secured. “B” and “X” groups exercised and communications tested.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Tested Alarms.

4.25pm: Darkened ship tested searchlights.

8.0pm: Altered course N17E - zigzag 38 degrees - log 2735.4.

10.14pm: Altered course S75W - log 2763 to intercept SS “Drammansfjord”. “A” group secured, “B” and “X” groups manned.

10.50pm: Engines as required. 11.5pm: Stop both.

11.7pm: Port sea boat disabled in lowering. Lost overboard by accident:- One flashing lamp Patt 2, One Magazine lamp, One brass padlock Patt 82, One boat compass, 2 Water Drinkers [?], 1 Rudder, 1 Sea Anchor, 1 Hurricane Lamp, 2 Boat Axes, Bottom Boards, 10 Pulling Oars, 1 Steering Oar, 1 Galvanized Bucket. Also 1 Pair Sea boots, N Ritchie, Seaman;1 Oilskin Suit and Souwester and 1 Pair Binoculars, H Davies Signalman; 1 Oilskin Suit and Souwester [each for] Pennington, Bush and Brale, Seamen.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 271 miles]

[Rain for much of pm, sea state becoming rough, barometric pressure falling, noon temperature 47F, sea temperature 48F]


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2 February 1916

Lat 60.0, Long -9.0

Midnight: Hands employed hoisting in damaged sea boat.

1.48am: Challenged HMS “Hildebrand”.

2.20am: Set course S25W - zigzag 35 degrees, log 2767.5, advanced to 70.

2.28am: Streamed log 2767.5, Wheelhouse 2767.3.

3.25am: Altered course N17E - zigzag 38 degrees, log 2779.1. Switched off Navigation Lights. “A” Group secured. “B” and “X” groups exercised and communications tested.

5.0am: Altered course S25W - zigzag 35 degrees, log 2798.9. Electric gear of Patent Log found to be out of order.

Noon: Strong WSW wind and rough sea.

4.25pm: Darkened ship and tested searchlights. “B” and “X” groups manned.

6.0pm: Approximate Lat [star] 59 40 N, altered course S84E - zigzag 30 degrees, log 2947.9.

8.45pm: Zigzag 35 degrees - log 2981.4.

11.45pm: “B” group secured.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 252 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Wind force 5 to 7 in am, force 6 to 8 in pm, sea state rough or very rough for most of day, barometric pressure falling]


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3 February 1916

Lat 60.0, Long -8.3

[Nothing out of the ordinary in log apart from “Monthly issue of soap and tobacco to ship’s company” at Evening Quarters. Only “X” group manned. Wind force 8 in middle of day, with high sea, rain at times in pm, barometric pressure low and falling all day, down to 28.37 over 53 at midnight]


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4 February 1916

Lat 59.8, Long -7.9

3.0am: “A” group covered and secured. “B” and “X” groups manned and exercised. Fire control tested.

7.35am: Advance to 60 [revs]. “A” group uncovered and manned.

8.0am: Altered course S87E - log 3302.4 - zigzag 40 degrees, advanced to 70.

9.5am: Altered course N86W - zigzag 35 degrees - log 3316.3. Guns crews exercised and communications tested.

10.3am: Stop both, log 3327.6 WH and 3327.1 AH. Hands employed changing sea boats.

11.20am: Shaped course N98W - Streamed log 3327.1. Advanced to 65.

Noon: “A” group covered and secured.

6.0pm: “A” and “B” groups covered and secured. “X” group manned and exercised. Fire control tested.

11.0pm: “B” and “X” groups exercised and communications tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 206 miles]

[Barometric pressure still low but rising from 7am, wind force 4 most of am, force 5 or 6 in pm, sea state rough in middle of day]


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5 February 1916

Lat 59.7, Long -8.7

6.15am: Sighted searchlight bearing S33W.

8.0am: “B” and “X” groups manned and exercised.

11.50am: “B” group covered and secured.

4.0pm: Strong southerly wind and rough sea. Shipping seas over Fox’le.

5.20pm: Switched on Navigation Lights. All guns covered and secured.

8.17pm: Altered course S80E - [log] 3658.8. Switched off Navigation Lights.

9.0pm: “A” and “B” groups secured. “X” group manned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 268 miles]

[Wind force 6 to 8 all day, from S and W, sea state very rough to very high in pm, rain on and off, barometric pressure still low, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 46F]


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6 February 1916

Lat 59.5, Long -7.6

[Course and Distance made good: Various 172 miles]

[Another routine day on patrol in difficult weather - Westerly wind force 7 to 9 all day, sea state very rough to very high, phenomenal (36ft waves and above) at 2pm, barometric pressure consistently low, noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 47F]


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7 February 1916

Lat 59.5, Long -8.9

[Course and Distance made good: Various 156 miles]

[A routine day, winds force 6 to 8, from W and N, for most of day, hail at times, sea state very rough or high, barometric pressure starting to rise slowly]


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8 February 1916

Lat 59.4, Long -8.4

2.0am: All guns covered and secured.

6.0am: Altered course N88W - log 4053.7. “A” and “B” groups secured. “X” group manned.

Noon: Blue sky and fine clear weather.

2.30pm: Electric log repaired and logs set.

4.0pm: Heavy westerly swell.

11.0pm: “A” and “B” groups secured. “X” group cleared away.

Midnight: Very heavy westerly swell.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 170 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Winds force 6 to 7 all day, from W and NW, sea state varying from rough to high, barometric pressure still relatively low and variable, noon temperature 41F, sea temperature 45F]


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9 February 1916

Lat 59.0, Long -9.4

[Another day when not much happened - actual log entries included here as example:]

2.0am: “A” and “B” groups covered and secured. “X” group cleared away. Fire control tested.

4.0am: Strong NW wind and heavy swell.

6.0am: Altered course N89W - log 4223. “X” group exercised and fire control tested.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.25am: Altered course N82W log 4232.7, advanced to 55 [revs].

7.53am: Lat [star] 58 6.5 N, Long 8 22 W. [Though Latitude at 8am shown at top of page as 59 6 N]

9.0am: Hands employed clearing up decks

10.0am: Altered course N80W - log 4253. Divisions, Prayers.

10.2am: Lat acc 59 3 N Long [sun] 8 53 W.

10.20am: Hands as required.

11.0am: “A” and “B” groups secured. “X” group manned. Fire control tested.

Noon: Altered course N68W - log 4268.9.

0.58pm: Lat [sun] 58 57 N.

1.20pm: Boys at instruction. Watch as required.

2.0pm: “A” and “B” groups covered and secured. “X” group manned and communications tested.

3.30pm: Altered course N84W - log 4298.

3.34pm: Lat acc 58 55 N Long [sun] 10 21 W.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Alarms tested. Advanced to 60 [revs], log 4302.4.

5.0pm: Darken ship. Tested searchlights (starboard light under repair).

5.47pm: Lat [moon] 59 49 N Long [star] 11 0.5 W.

6.0pm: “A” and “B” groups secured. “X” group manned and fire control tested.

6.5pm: Altered course N89E, zigzag 20 degrees - log 4323.5, advanced to 65.

9.0pm: “X” group manned and exercised.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 180 miles]

[Wind force 6 or 7 for most of day, sea state mostly rough or very rough, hail and snow at times, barometric pressure rising]


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10 February 1916

Lat 59.4, Long -8.6

2.0am: “A” and “B” groups covered and secured. “X” group manned and communications tested.

5.45am: Altered course S89W - log 4457.7 - zigzag 30 degrees. “B” and “X” groups cleared away. Fire control tested.

7.25am: Advanced to 70 and increased zigzag to 40.

8.30am: Sighted HMS ”Hildebrand”.

10.10am: Hands employed exchanging Nos 2 and 12 boats.

10.20am: Reverend Father Laws [?] left ship for “Hildebrand”.

10.45am: HMS “Hildebrand” proceeded.

11.0am: Hands employed securing boats. 11.18am: Proceeded Half speed. Worked up to 70 [revs]. Set course S75W. Streamed log 4509.

0.42pm: Altered course WSW, log 4526.8 to intercept Steamer (Oiler "Brindilla"). “A”, “B” and “X” groups manned.

0.57pm: Boarding boat left for “Brindilla”. [Brindilla appears to have been an American oiler - for more information see: http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/navy/galery-e.aspx?section=2-C-2&id=3&page=0]

1.35pm: Boarding boat returned and hoisted. “A” group secured.

3.10pm: Altered course to intercept steamer, log 4544. Reduced to 50.

3.50pm: Armed Guard left ship for SS "Verginia" [this is an unlikely spelling but the log is clear], Sub Lieutenant Clarke in charge.

4.30pm: Starboard Sea boat returned and hoisted.

5.12pm: “B” group covered and secured.

6.0pm: “A” and “B” groups secured. “X” group manned. Fire control tested.

8.0pm: Altered course S87E - zigzag 30 degrees - log 4583.8.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 254 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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11 February 1916

Lat 59.2, Long -9.0

1.0am: Zigzag 30 degrees.

3.0am: “A” and “B” groups covered and secured. “X” group manned.

7.0am: “A” and “B” groups cleared away.

8.20am: Course S79W - zigzag 35 degrees.

11.45am: Altered course West - zigzag 38 degrees - log 4779.4.

11.50am: Sighted Steamer bearing WxS.

0.20pm: Altered course to intercept steamer, log 4786.2.

0.55pm: Seaboat left ship with Armed Guard for SS "Rosegg".

1.40pm: Boat returned and hoisted. SS “Rosegg” proceeded with Armed Guard.

1.54pm: Proceeded at 65, resumed zigzag, streamed log 4787.2. Hands employed as required. Exercised guns crews, tested Fire control.

5.30pm: “A” group covered and secured.

7.30pm: Altered course S89E - zigzag 40 degrees - log 4852.5.

10.0pm: All guns cleared away and fire control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 268 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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12 February 1916

Lat 59.9, Long -6.6

6.0am: Altered course S88W - log 4984.4. Reduced to 50. Switched on navigation lights.

6.50am: Resumed zigzag, log 4991, advanced to 65. “A” group secured, “B” and “X” groups manned.

8.0am: Altered course S45E - zigzag 30 degrees - log 5002.5.

10.10am: Altered course N89E - zigzag 37 degrees, log 5029.

1.55pm: “A” group cleared away.

4.0pm: Moderate SW wind and swell. Evening Quarters, tested Alarm bells.

10.0pm: “A” group secured. “B” and “X” groups manned and communications tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 274 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind very variable during day from force 4 to 7, rain and mist for much of the day, noon temperature 45F, sea temperature 47F]


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13 February 1916

From Sea to Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

0.43am: Altered course S63E, negative zigzag, reduced to 60 - log 5207.7.

3.0am: “A” group secured.

[Sounding from 4.0am to 10.5am]

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Preparations for entering harbour.

10.0am: Land off Port bow bearing SExE.

10.6am: Muckle Odda S80E(T) x Eshaness Skerry S78(T).

10.30am: Eshaness Light House E(T) 2.5 miles.

11.25am: Housed log 5293.4. 11.45am: Muckle Roe Light House abeam 0.25 miles.

Draught 18’ 8” forward, 24’ 3” aft.

1.39pm: Let go Port anchor, 60 fathoms cable. Anchor bearings Busta Flag Staff N78W(T) x Free Church N42W(T).

[Anchor bearings: Busta House Flag Staff N63W, Want of Busta N38W, Stone N7W, Free Church N61E, Hevden Ness Light S22W, Ship’s Head]

2.26pm: Captain, Surgeon, Assistant Paymaster and Signalman proceeded onshore to SHO’s Office.

2.40pm: Lieutenant Hart RNR (First Lieutenant), Sub Lieutenant JC Bullock RNVR joined ship. Armed Guard returned onboard.

2.58pm: Collier “Barmoor” came alongside Port side. 3.30pm: Collier “Townsley” came alongside Starboard side.

3.45pm: Boarding boat returned with mail.

Midnight: Calm. Fine clear weather. Anchor bearings checked.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 209 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal remaining: 2146 tons]

[Wind force 7 to 8 until 7pm, from W and SW, sea state very rough to high while at sea]


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14 February 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

7.45am: Coaling party arrived from HMS “Gibralter” [sic - Gibraltar], 81 men, 3 Leading Hands, 1 PO.

8.25am: Commenced coaling ship.

9.0am: Diving party engaged examining propellers, remainder employed coaling ship.

1.15pm: Hands recommenced coaling ship.

1.30pm: Diving party engaged on propellers.

4.30pm: Hands recommenced coaling. Anchor bearings checked.

5.15pm: Diving party left.

6.0pm: Cease coaling 365 tons.

6.5pm: Darken ship. Coaling party returned to “Gibralter”.

11.0pm: Engineer Sub Lieutenant Reginald H Ribton RNR Died (Acute Tuberculosis).

[Barometric pressure falling all day, noon temperature 38F]


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15 February 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

7.40am: Coaling party arrived from HMS “Gibralter”. 8.0am: Resumed coaling.

9.0am: Diving party arrived.

[Anchor Bearings 11am: Ships Head WSW, Hevden Ness Light House S22W, Busta House FS [Flag Staff] N66W, Stone N15W]

1.0pm: Resumed coaling and diving.

2.65pm: Funeral Party and Cortege for the Late Engineer Sub Lieutenant Ribton left ship for Burial onshore.

[Anchor bearings at 3.30pm: N67W Busta House FS, N12W Stone, S4W Hevden Ness Light House, Ships Head SW]

4.30pm: Hands resumed coaling.

5.0pm: Funeral party returned onboard.

5.15pm: Diving party left ship.

6.0pm: Hands ceased coaling for day. 778 tons.

7.45pm: Two Armed Guards returned onboard (ie Sub Lieutenant Watson, Sub Lieutenant Clarke).

[Coal remaining 2877 tons, Received 753 tons]

[Snow, rain and hail on and off during day, barometric pressure falling, noon temperature 46F]


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16 February 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

6.15am: “HMS Motagua” arrived.

7.55am: Collier “Barmoor” cast off.

8.15am: HMS “Virginian” arrived in Ulna Firth. Cotteir [sic, Collier] “Townsley” cast off from ship.

8.30am: Diving party arrived.

10.30am: Starboard Gangway shipped.

1.30pm: Special Leave to Starboard watch until 4.0pm.

2.0pm: HMS “Virginian” arrived.

4.15pm: Liberty men returned on board.

5.0pm: Darkened ship. 5.20pm: Hoisted Sea boat.

[Rain and snow on and off all day, wind increasing in pm, force 6/7 at midnight, barometric pressure relatively low, noon temperature 36F]


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17 February 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

9.0am: Hands fall in. Carpenter’s crew proceeded onshore to place cross on grave of Late Engineer Sub Lieutenant Ribton.

11.30am: RASM [probably Rear Admiral Swarbacks Minn] came on board.

1.30pm: Leave to Port watch till 4.0pm. Starboard watch employed on diving boat and as required.

4.30pm: Liberty men returned.

5.0pm: Darkened ship. 5.10pm: Hoisted Sea boat.

10.0pm: Exercised Flashing lamp signals with HMS “Gibralter” [Gibraltar].

[Wind force 5 to 6 in am, moderating in pm, barometric pressure starting to rise, noon temperature 40F]


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18 February 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

5.0am: Watch transferred to After Control.

8.0am: Resumed watch on Fore bridge.

9.40am: Chaplain to HMS "Gibralter" [sic] came onboard.

9.45am: Divisions followed by Divine Service and Holy communion.

11.0am: Inspected and aired bedding.

0.30pm: Hove in Port cable to 45 fathoms.

1.30pm: Leave to Second part of Starboard watch till 5.0pm.

1.45pm: Boats left with Liberty men.

2.45pm: Captain left for shore.

4.30pm: Liberty men returned onboard.

5.0pm: Divers left ship.

5.30pm: Veered Port cable to 60 fathoms. Hoisted both sea boats.

7.15pm: HMS “Duke of Cornwall” arrived.

8.20pm: HMS “Otway” sailed.


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19 February 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

7.45am: HMS “ANDES” arrived.

8.10am: HMS “Duke of Cornwall” sailed.

8.30am: Diving party arrived.

9.15am: Pontoon sent over to “ANDES”.

10.35am: Captain left in Boarding Boat.

11.55am: RASM inspected diving operations.

1.40pm: Sea boats left with Liberty men.

4.30pm: Liberty men returned onboard.

5.35pm: HMS “Motagua” sailed. Both sea boats hoisted.

6.0pm: HMS “Virginian” sailed.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Barometric pressure no longer being recorded in pm, noon temperature shown as 62F, which is presumably a mistake, given that the temperature at 8am was 32F]


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20 February 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

8.45am: Diving party arrived.

10.0am: Divisions, Divine Service, Captain’s Inspection.

Gave leave to Starboard Watch and Boys from 1 - 4.

1.30pm: RASM and Flag Captain came onboard.

3.30pm: RASM left ship. Anchor bearings checked.

4.30pm: Liberty men and Boys returned onboard.

5.45pm: Both sea boats hoisted.

[Log records barometric pressure again, mostly every hour and relatively stable, noon temperature 42F]


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21 February 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

7.30am: HMS “Hildebrand” arrived.

8.0am: Anchor bearings checked and found correct. Diving party at work.

9.0am: Hands fall in. Carpenter’s crew proceeded onshore.

11.25am: Sea boat left for Carpenter’s party.

1.20pm: Hands, Painting and assisting in Diving operations. Carpenter’s party proceeded onshore.

Leave for Special Duty men from 1.30 - 4.0pm.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Tested Alarms. Liberty men returned onboard.

[Note at 10.0pm in log] No boat is ever to leave this ship unless the captain gives a direct order for it. [Initialled WDC, Captain]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Hail, rain and snow off and on all day, barometric pressure rising, temperature 38F all am, 34F all pm]


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22 February 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

8.0am: Anchor bearings checked. Diving party at work.

9.20am: HMS “Duke of Cornwall” arrived.

10.15am: Hands employed repairing life lines and cleaning out boats, cleaning ship, etc.

0.40pm: Sea boat landed Officers.

1.40pm: Carpenter’s party proceeded onshore.

3.40pm: Officers returned. Hoisted sea boat.

4.45pm: Boarding boat hoisted in.

6.0pm: HMS "Andes" sailed.

6.45pm: HMS "Duke of Cornwall" sailed.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Barometric pressure relatively high and stable but note at bottom of page indicates for all weather data “The above should read for Wednesday 23rd”]


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23 February 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

7.0am: Boarding boat hoisted out.

7.40am: HMS “Changuinola” [not indicated whether she arrived or sailed].

8.15am: Diving party resumed work on Port propeller.

10.0am: Working party landed to drain football field. Carpenter’s party proceeded onshore.

11.30am: RASM inspected Diving Operations.

Noon: Working party returned onboard.

Gave leave to First Part of Port watch 1.30 - 4.30pm.

1.30pm: Landed Liberty men.

5.45pm: All boats hoisted. Guns and searchlights covered.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Relatively high barometric pressure, peaking at 30.60 over 43 at 11.0am and noon - weather observations for 23rd February actually on page for 22nd - as noted at the bottom of both pages]


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24 February 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

7.0am: Boarding boat hoisted out.

8.0am: Anchor bearings checked and found correct.

8.15am: Diving party at work.

8.40am: Working party landed to work on Football Field.

8.45am: Carpenter’s party proceeded onshore.

5.15pm: Darkened ship. Boats hoisted.

6.35pm: HMS “Hildebrand” sailed.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Barometric pressure still high but starting to fall, drizzle for much of pm, noon temperature 43F]


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25 February 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

6.30am: HMS “Patia” arrived. Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.5am: HMS “Teutonic” arrived.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Second Part of Port Watch and Football Party until 4.0pm.

2.0pm: Carpenter’s Party proceeded onshore. Remainder as required.

4.20pm: HMS “Duke of Cornwall” arrived.

5.0pm: Sub Lieutenant Mackain RNVR joined ship.

5.40pm: 1 Corporal, 2 Marines left ship for escort duty.

6.50pm: All boats hoisted.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Drizzle on and off during day]


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26 February 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

1.20pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Second Part of Starboard Watch till 5.0pm.

5.0pm: Divers left.

6.30pm: HMS Changuinola sailed.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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27 February 1916

At Northern Base [it appears that Busta Voe has been renamed from now on, presumably for reasons of wartime secrecy]

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

9.0am: Divisions. Presbyterian Minister arrived onboard. Chaplain to HMS “Gibralter” [Gibraltar] arrived onboard.

9.15am: Divine Service.

11.15am: Commodore FR Benson arrived onboard.

Noon: Commodore left.

Leave for First Part of Port (Seamen) and First Part of Starboard, Firemen, from 1.30 - 4.30pm.

1.30pm: Landed Liberty men.

4.30pm: Liberty men returned. 4.45pm: Hoisted Starboard Sea boat and Boarding Boat.

5.15pm: Divers left.

5.45pm: HMS “Mantua” sailed.

7.0pm: HMS “Teutonic” sailed.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Rain on and off in pm]


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28 February 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

9.0am: Hands employed painting and as required.

9.30pm: HMS “Patia” sailed.


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29 February 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

8.25am: HMS "Duke of Cornwall" arrived.

9.30am: Sub Lieutenant I McNaughton rejoined ship.

1.30pm: Armed Guards joined ship from “Duke of Cornwall”. (5 Officers, 21 men) to take passage.

[Noon temperature 40F]



LOGS FOR MARCH 1916


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[Cover of Copy of Log for March 1916, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 March 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

6.0am: HMS “Columbella” arrived.

6.30am: HMS “Victorian” arrived.

9.0am: Hands cleaning ship

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers. 10.10am: Hands as required. Training classes 6" gun drill.

Noon: Anchor bearings checked found correct

1.20pm: Hands fall in. Classes at instruction.

1.30pm: Leave for Armed Guards and First Part of Port watch from 1.30 - 4.0pm

4.0pm: Anchor bearings checked and found correct.

4.30pm: Liberty men returned onboard.

5.30pm: Darkened ship. All boats hoisted and secured.

[Snow during pm, noon temperature 36F]


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2 March 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

1.20pm: Hands as required. Training classes at 6” gun drill.

[Apart from this most log entries relate to anchor bearings. Snow and hail on and off all day, winds force 5 or 6 in middle of day, noon temperature 33F]


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3 March 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

9.0am: Hands employed with diving operations and as required. Minesweeper came alongside to take remains of entangled net defence away.

5.20pm: Discharged “Gloucestershire” Armed Guard to “Victorian”.

7.0pm: HMS “Duke of Cornwall” arrived.

7.50pm: “Andes” Armed Guard proceeded to “Duke of Cornwall”.

9.0pm: Boarding boat left with Postman mails, returning via “Duke of Cornwall” for 3 ratings (1 Corporal, 2 Privates RMLI).

10.0pm: Boarding boat returned and hoisted inboard.

[Snow on and off during the day, temperature 38F at noon and 30F at 4pm]


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4 March 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

6.0am: HMS “Motagua” arrived.

8.30am: HMS “Duke of Cornwall” proceeded to sea.

3.10pm: Divers completed work and left ship.

6.15pm: HMS “Victorian” sailed.

6.35pm: HMS “Columbella” sailed. Darkened ship.

[Snow at times during am, noon temperature 36F]


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5 March 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

5.45am: HMS “Patuca” arrived.

8.30am: Armed Guard for HMS “Patuca” left.

9.0am: Hands employed preparing for steam trial.

9.35am: Tested helm and engines. 9.45am: Shortened in to 45 fathoms.

10.5am: Weighed and proceeded on steam trial. Helm and engines as required.

11.15am: Finished steam trial. Anchored in 16 fathoms with 60 fathoms on Port cable. [Anchor bearings] Busta Flagstaff N51W Mag, Free Church N51E Mag.

0.45pm: Diving party arrived alongside in drifter and made fast on Starboard Quarter.

2.0pm: All guns covered.

2.20pm: Diving party left ship and returned to HMS “Gibralter” [Gibraltar].

3.0pm: Captain of “Patuca” came onboard.

3.45pm: Captain, Patuca left.

5.5pm: Tug “Flying Breeze” came alongside.

6.20pm: Boarding boat left with despatches.

6.45pm: Drifter came alongside for Armed Guards.

7.0pm: Armed Guard (HMS “Ebro”) left ship. Starboard accommodation ladder taken inboard. Port seagangway opened.

7.15pm: Boarding boat returned, hoisted inboard.

[Snow from time to time, noon temperature 33F]


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6 March 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning guns etc.

10.0am: Guns crews closed up and exercised control. Officers tested communications. General Quarters.

11.40am: RASM came on-Board.

1.20pm: Hands employed as required. Training classes at Instruction (Deflection).

6.10pm: Hoisted in Boarding boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Temperature peaked at 39F at 4pm]


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7 March 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

6.10am: HMS “Ebro” arrived.

8.50am: HMS “Duke of Cornwall” arrived.

9.0am: Hands employed oiling wire hawsers etc.

10.40am: Mails arrived onboard. Officers and mens training classes under instruction.

Draught: Forward 19’ 3”, Aft 23’ 10”.

2.0pm: Hands employed securing boats etc for sea.

6.0pm: Guns crews closed up. Communications and telepads tested. Guns loaded with common shell and cartridge without tube.

6.25pm: HMS “Motagua” sailed.

6.40pm: Weighed and proceeded to sea. Engines and helm as required.

7.10pm: Worked up to 75 [revs]. 7.15pm: Passed Muckle Roe Light. Set course N37W. 7.20pm: Zigzag. 7.30pm: Streamed Patent log.

7.40pm: Eshaness Light N(T) 4.5 miles.

8.30pm: Altered course N85W - zigzag 3 points, log 16.7.

11.0pm: “A”, “B” and “X” groups manned. Control tested.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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8 March 1916

From Northern Base to Southern Base

Lat 59.7, Long -8.3

2.0am: Guns crews exercised and communications tested.

6.15am: Lat [star] 60 3 N Long [star] 6 2 W. Guns crews closed up and exercised. Communications tested.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.10am: Altered course N86W - zigzag 45 degrees - log175.

8.20am: Advanced to 80 [revs].

9.0am: Hands fall in. Training class at instruction.

10.0am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

10.20am: Carry on. 11.0am: Guns crews exercised, communications tested.

0.5pm: Altered course S53W - zigzag 45 degrees - log 251.5.

0.48pm: Lat [sun] 59 33 N.

1.20pm: Watch employed as required.

1.58pm: Sighted steamer and altered course to intercept her, S10E - zigzag 20 degrees, log 281.3.

2.25pm: Altered course S70E - zigzag 15 degrees, log 2907.

2.55pm: Left steamer and resumed original course S53W - zigzag 45 degrees, log 296.1.

2.57pm: Worked up to 85 [revs], log 296.8. All guns manned, crews exercised, communications and Fire control tested.

3.47pm: Lat acc 59 8 N, Long 8 26 W.

4.30pm: Altered course S71W log 321.9. Alarm and searchlights tested.

6.0pm: Guns crews closed up and exercised, communications tested.

6.45pm: Lat [star] 58 35 N Long [star] 9 20 W.

8.15pm: Reduce to 75. 8.30pm: Altered course S55W - log 384.5 - zigzag 45 degrees.

10.pm: Guns crews exercised, communications tested.

11.43pm: Altered course S30E - log 434 - zigzag 44 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 216 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Barometric pressure relatively high and stable, weather quiet, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 46F]


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9 March 1916

From Northern Base to Southern Base

Lat 56.1, Long -7.3

5.30am: Advanced to 80 - log 518.8. All guns manned, crews exercised, communications tested.

6.13am: Observed Barra Head Light S70E(T).

7.0am: Barra Head S76E(T) x Benmore N60E(T).

9.5am: Barra Head N30E(T) 12 miles. Altered course S11E, zigzag 45 degrees, log 575. Hands employed cleaning ship as required.

10.5am: Observed Skerryvore Light House S69E(T) x Barra Head N1W(T).

2.35pm: Altered course S45E - log 660 - zigzag 45 degrees.

3.58pm: Observed Rudhana Leac N79E(T) x Torrach Island N37E(T).

4.14pm: Altered course S17W - zigzag 3 points - log 684.8.

5.10pm: Zigzag 4 points, log 700.1.

5.48pm: Bull Point abeam 2 miles. Guns crews exercised. Control tested, course as required.

6.12pm: Fair Head South (T), 1 mile.

6.31pm: Tor Point SW(T) 1.25 miles, log 721. Set course S25E.

7.5pm: Black Head S70E(T) x Maidens S7W(T).

9.20pm: Mew Island SE(T) 1 mile, altered course S80E, log 760.8.

10.7pm: Skulmartin W(T) 2 miles.

10.45pm: South Rock Light Vessel West (T) 3.2 miles, log 779.3.

11.35pm: Chicken Rock Light S44E(T) x Mull of Galloway Light N20E(T). Exercised guns crews. Tested control.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 283 miles]


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10 March 1916

From Northern Base to Southern Base [aka Liverpool/Birkenhead]

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.3am: Chicken Rock N3W(T) x Langness N.

3.0am: Guns manned, communications tested.

5.15am: Altered course S41E, log 867.8. Switched on Navigation Lights.

5.40am: Housed patent log at 872.4. 5.55am: Course as required for entering harbour.

6.4am: Passed Bar Light vessel.

6.25am: Pilot came onboard, ship proceeded.

7.37am: Anchored off Birkenhead with 60 fathoms on Starboard anchor.

7.50am: Tug "Hornby" came alongside.

8.15am: Paymaster with escort landed.

8.45am: Captain and Secretary [?] landed.

10.0am: Vessel swinging to tide. Hands employed covering boats etc.

11.10am: Paymaster and escort returned on board. Hands mustered by the Ledger for payment. Sub Lieutenant JR Preddy and Armed Guard rejoined.

Noon: Captain returned onboard.

Draught: Forward 18’ 10”, Aft 23’ 9.5”.

1.15pm: General leave to Port watch till Tuesday 14th 4.0pm. Landed liberty men.

1.20pm: Hands employed preparing for docking.

1.45pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded into dock, helm and engines as required.

2.50pm: Entered Sandon half tide dock and made fast.

4.0pm: Discharged 9 engine room ratings to shore.

5.15pm: Berthed at No 3 Jetty "Canada Dock".

9.45pm: Watch employed heaving ship off.

10.15pm: Ship secured.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 243 miles]

[Coal remaining: 2403 tons]

[Misty for much of the day, noon temperature 36F]


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11 March 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Watch of Firemen returned onboard.

11.10am: Commenced heaving ship off.

Noon: Ship secured.

0.15pm: 4 Privates RMLI joined ship.

1.30pm: Leave Second Part Starboard watch. Hands make and mend clothes.

5.0pm: Hands employed breasting off ship.

8.0pm: Ship well secured.

[Noon temperature 33F]


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12 March 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.30pm: Leave for Part of Watch and boys.

6.10pm: Watch employed heaving ship off.

6.40pm: Ship secured.


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13 March 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Watch employed heaving ship off.

8.45am: Ship secured.

0.45pm: Hands employed shifting ship.

Starboard Watch leave 1.30 to 4.0pm.

4.30pm: Leave Second part Starboard watch 7.0am.

[Misty through middle of day, rain in evening, noon temperature 40F]


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14 March 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Second Part Starboard watch returned onboard.

1.20pm: Hands fall in. Leave for boys.


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15 March 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Liberty men returned onboard.

9.0am: Hands employed with Gunner’s stores.

1.20pm: Hands employed getting in stores.

4.0pm: Port watch returned from leave.

4.40pm: Starboard watch proceeded on leave.

6.0pm: Gave leave to Part of Watch and boys.

11.0pm: Boys returned onboard. Richards, Fireman cells.


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16 March 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands employed with ship’s stores.

10.0am: Escort for Fireman proceeded onshore.

11.30am: Escort returned with J Devereux, Fireman, placed under Sentries charge.

0.45pm: Cast off and Proceeded to Canada Dry Dock. Hands employed docking ship.

4.0pm: Leave to First Part of watch till 7.0am.

6.0pm: Leave to boys.

9.0pm: Rounds and prisoner correct.

10.45pm: Boys returned onboard.


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17 March 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands employed with stores, ship’s cable etc.

7.0am: Liberty men returned onboard.

10.0am: D McLean AB RNR discharged to Chatham Hospital.

Noon: Firemen:- Cunningham and Parry discharged to shore.

1.10pm: Sub Lieutenant Clarke RNR discharged to Depot.

4.0pm: Leave Part of watch till 7.0am.

5.0pm: Read warrants for 14 days cells. No 9.

9.50pm: J McGowan, Trimmer, brought onboard by Civil Police and placed under sentries charge.


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18 March 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands employed getting in stores.

1.30pm: Leave First Part of Port watch, 7.0am. Hands make and mend clothes.

5.0pm: Hands employed with ship’s stores,

9.0pm: Rounds. 1 cell prisoner and 1 prisoner under sentry’s charge correct.


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19 March 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.30am: Church party landed.

11.15am: RC’s [Roman Catholics] returned onboard.

0.10pm: Church party returned onboard.

1.0pm: Gave leave Second Part Port watch till 7.0am. Leave to Boys till 6.0pm.

6.0pm: Boys returned onboard.

9.0pm: Rounds and 2 cell Prisoners correct.

[Rain for most of the day, noon temperature 48F]


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20 March 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands employed drawing stores, chipping chain locker and as required.

11.0am: Detained a stoker deserter from HMS “Eagle”.

11.50am: Escort from HMS “Eagle” arrived for deserter.

0.30pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.

5.0pm: Discharged Officer’s chief cook to shore.

9.0pm: Rounds correct. 4 cell prisoners under sentry’s charge.

[Rain all day]


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21 March 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard watch until 11.0pm.

9.30pm: Hardman, Fireman brought onboard by Civil Police.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Mist and rain in am, noon temperature 41F]


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22 March 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Commenced to Flood dock.

6.30am: Hands employed preparing to leave dock.

7.0am: Ship afloat.

7.40am: Proceeded out of dock

10.15am: Ship secured in South Sandon Dock. Hands employed with stores etc as required.

1.20pm: Hands employed getting in stores.

5.0pm: Leave for watch till 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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23 March 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Liberty men returned onboard.

1.20pm: Hands employed drawing stores, painting etc.

1.20pm: One PO and two men proceeded to Lime Street Station with gear belonging to Late Lieutenant Commander Phillips RNR and Engineer Sub Lieutenant Ribton RNR.

5.0pm: Read warrants 10 and 11 for 14 days cells. Gave leave to Port watch till 7.0am.


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24 March 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Hands employed heaving ship off to allow coal lighters alongside.

7.30am: Coal lighters alongside.

8.0am: Ship secured.

8.20am: One OS joined ship from Chatham.

8.0am to 6.0pm: Coaling ship.

4.0pm: Leave for Port watch till 7.0am 27th.

5.0pm: Leave for Port of Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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25 March 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Liberty men returned onboard.

7.30am to noon: Coaling ship.

1.15pm: Hands employed with stores, securing ship etc.

3.30pm: Leave Second Part Starboard watch till 7am.

5.0pm: Secured ship. Landed Patrol and Liberty men.

10.55pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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26 March 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Liberty men returned onboard.

10.0am: Landed church Party.

0.15pm: Church Party returned.

Leave to First Part of Starboard watch 1.30 [pm] - 7am. Leave for boys till 6.0pm.

4.30pm: Hands shifting ship.

6.0pm: Ship well secured. Boys returned onboard.

8.45pm: Finished coaling.

9.0pm: Rounds and cell prisoners correct.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon temperature 42F]


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27 March 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.45am: Hands fall in. Shift ship.

10.10am: Ship secured. Hands cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Warrant No 12 Read.

4.0pm: Leave to starboard watch and First Part of Port till 7.0am.

8.0pm: J Jennings brought onboard by civil police.

9.0pm: Rounds, 3 cell prisoners and 3 under sentry’s charge correct.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal remaining 3984 tons, Received 1740 tons]


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28 March 1916

From Southern Base to Sea

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am and 1.20pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

3.10pm: Cast off and passed through basin.

4.20pm: Ship secured.

6.0pm: Ship proceeded out of dock, helm and engines as required.

6.55pm: Anchored 30 fathoms on Starboard cable in 10 fathoms. [Anchor bearings] Rock Light S71W, North Wall S75E, Ship’s Head NNW.

7.50pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded, helm and engines as required.

9.0pm: Dropped Pilot.

9.15pm: Passed Bar Light Vessel. Advanced to 75 [revs].

9.20pm: Set course N47W. All guns manned. Fire control and communications tested.

11.50pm: Chicken Rock Light N52W(T) x Skerries Light S28W(T).


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29 March 1916

Lat 55.6, Long -7.1

1.52am: Chicken Rock abeam 4.5 miles, log 66.

3.7am: Black Rock Light N30W - log 85.

4.0am: All guns manned. Fire control tested.

4.25am: Skulmartin Light Vessel abeam 5.5 miles x Mew Island N45W(T).

4.50am: Zigzag 45 degrees.

7.15am: Maidens S60W(T) x Tor Point N53W(T). Altered course N63W, zigzag 35 degrees, log 145.9.

9.4am: Tor Point W(T) 2 miles.

10.55am: Dunagree Point S30W(T) x Altacarry Head S77E(T).

3.0pm: Observed Skerryvore Light House N63E(T).

5.30pm: Barra Head Light House N60E(T) 8 miles.

5.40pm: Altered course N60W - zigzag 45 degrees, log 295.3.

10.0pm: Altered course N17W - log 357.4 - zigzag 34 degrees.

Midnight: Guns crews exercised and Fire control tested. “A” group secured.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 207 miles]

[Wind increasing in pm, noon temperature 41F, sea temperature 42F]


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30 March 1916

Lat 59.0, Long -11.9

2.0am: Reduced to 65 [rev]. 2.10am: Resumed middle course N17W, log 413. “A” Group covered and secured. “B” and “X” Groups manned. Fire control tested.

8.0am: Shipping heavy sprays over Foc’sle.

9.0am: Officer’s and men’s training classes under instruction. Remainder of hands employed as required.

3.0pm: “A” group covered and secured. “B” and “X” groups closed up and Fire control tested.

4.0pm: 6 pounders manned. Alarm bells tested.

7.0pm: “A” group and PII covered and secured S2, X group and 6 pounders manned. Fire control tested.

10.0pm: S2, X group and 6 pounders manned. Crews exercised. Control tested. Telepad to Port battery out of action.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 272 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Rendezvous N6W - 304 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind force 7, from N and W, for most of am, with sea state generally rough, wind force 5 or 6 with quieter sea in pm, noon air and sea temperature 48F]


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31 March 1916

Lat 63.7, Long -13.1

2.0am: “A” Group and P2 covered and secured. S2 and “X” group and 6 pounders closed up hourly and exercised. Communication tested. Port battery all correct.

5.40am: Zigzag 34 degrees - log 730.

7.0am: All guns manned, tested Fire control and communications.

11.50am: Observed Wester Horn 2882 Peak N54W(T).

Noon: Altered course S39E - zigzag 34 degrees - log 809.7.

2.30pm: Sighted HMS "Alsatian". 2.45pm: Altered course S30E - zigzag 25 degrees, log 847.8. Guns crews exercised.

3.51pm: Stopped and lowered starboard sea boat. Captain boarding “Alsatian”. Manouvering.

5.28pm: Sea boat returned with Captain and hoisted.

5.40pm: Set course N20E - zigzag 34 degrees. Streamed log at 862. Parted company with HMS “Alsatian”. Worked up to 70 revs.

8.0pm: All guns manned. Fire control tested. Communications correct.

9.30pm: “A” group covered and secured.

11.0pm: “B”, “X” groups and 6 pounders manned and exercised. Control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: N6W 287 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Rendezvous S65E - 31 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Snow and hail at times in am, noon temperature 38F, sea temperature 42F]



LOGS FOR APRIL 1916


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[Log page not filled in]

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[Handwritten cover of Copy of Log for April 1916, signed by Navigation Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Handwritten page with details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before, except that dates given for Thermometer for Air Temperature: From 29th Sept, 1915 to 15th March 1916 and 16th March 1916 to 20th April 1916]


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1 April 1916

Lat 65.6, Long -12.5

2.0am: A group covered and secured. “B” and “X” groups and 6 pounders manned. Guns crews exercised and communications tested.

4.15am: Altered course N9W - log 999 - zigzag 22 degrees.

6.0am: Altered course S8E - log 1022.3 - zigzag 2 points.

9.10am: Engines and helm as required. 9.12am: Housed patent log 1064.1. Dropped Target. 6 pounder and 1” aiming target practice.

11.0am: Finished Target practice. 11.20am: Picked up target.

11.27am: Finished manouvering. 11.30pm: Set course N9W. Resumed zigzag.

[Sounding from 11.45am to 7.50pm]

Noon: All guns manned.

4.40pm: ACTION STATIONS. [It is unclear whether this was for exercise and when secured from Action Stations]

8.0pm: Moderate NE swell.

10.0pm: All guns manned. Fire control and communications tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 286 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Snow from time to time in pm, noon temperature 28F, sea temperature 31F]


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2 April 1916

Lat 65.9, Long -12.9

3.0am: All guns manned, crews exercised, control tested.

4.5am: Altered course S8E - zigzag 22 degrees - log 1287.

[Sounding from 7.55am to 0.45pm]

3.0pm, 6.0pm and 10.0pm: “A” and “B” groups secured. “X” group and 6 pounders manned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 303 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind force 7 to 8 from 1 to 8 pm, from East, sea state rough for much of day, barometric pressure dropping until 8pm, snow, fog and mist on and off for most of day, noon temperature 31F, sea temperature 34F]


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3 April 1916

Lat 65.9, Long -12.4

9.0pm: Light NE swell.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 262 miles]

[A quiet day patrolling to and fro]


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4 April 1916

Lat 65.7, Long -12.8

[Course and Distance made good: Various 312 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Nothing of particular note in log. NNE wind force 7 through middle of day, with sea state rough, barometric pressure rising all day, noon temperature 32F, sea temperature 35]


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5 April 1916

Lat 66.1, Long -13.0

6.7pm: Mount Borger [possibly Borgarfell?] S70W(T) 32.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 323 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Nothing else of note in log, barometric pressure falling all day, wind increasing in late evening]


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6 April 1916

Lat 66.0, Long -13.1

10.17am: Mount Borger S81W(T) 34.5 miles, log 69.3.

1.50pm: Mount Borger S51W(T) 31.75 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 323 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Another quiet day on patrol]


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7 April 1916

Lat 66.1, Long -13.4

1.30am: “A” group covered and secured. “B” and “X” groups and 6 pounders manned and exercised and Control tested.

4.0pm: Altered course S7E - log 2808.2 - zigzag 22 degrees.

4.30pm: “A” group cleared away.

7.27am: Mount Borger NNW(T) 44.5 miles.

2.19pm: Langanaes [Langanes] Light House S40W(T) 6.5 miles.

5.47pm: Sighted HMS “Victorian”.

6.30pm: Proceeded at 70 [revs]. Set course S31W - zigzag 50 degrees.

8.30pm: Revsnaes Light S(T) 6.5 miles - log 3031.5. Altered course N26E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 323 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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8 April 1916

Lat 67.2, Long -16.3

4.5am: Altered course S31W - log 3130 - zigzag 50 degrees.

6.0am: All guns cleared away and manned. Fire Control and communications tested.

7.45am: “A” and “B” groups covered and secured.

3.0pm: Lost lead and tube while sounding.

4.30pm: Sounded in 1/150 fathoms.

6.0pm: “X” group and 6 pounders exercised. Control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 307 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Wind force 6 or 7 from 4am to 8pm, from N and E, with sea state mostly rough to very rough, snow for much of the day. Barometric pressure falling until 10am, then rising, noon temperature 26F, sea temperature 30F; midnight temperature 20F, sea temperature 27F]


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9 April 1916

Lat 67.1, Long -16.2

[Sounding from 6.35am to 7.30am]

7.30am: Observed Rodehuk S31W(T).

9.29am: Revsnaes Light House S(T) 5.5 miles and altered course N25E, log 3416.

11.0am: All guns covered. “A” group secured. “B” and “X” groups and 6 pounders manned.

2.10pm: Zigzag 34 degrees - log 3471.2. “A” group cleared away.

4.15pm: Revsnaes Light House S(T) 5.75 miles x Rodehuk S47W(T), altered course N26E, log 96., zigzag 34 degrees.

7.0pm: “A” group secured. All others manned, crews exercised. Fire control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 225 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Snow on and off for much of the day, noon temperature 19F, sea temperature 29F]


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10 April 1916

Lat 67.3, Long -16.2

2.0am: “A” group secured. “B” and “X” groups and 6 pounders manned. Tested control.

6.0am: Uncovered guns and sponged out. Guns crews exercised and communications tested.

[Sounding at 7.5 and 7.30am and from 2.33 to 4.15pm]

7.55am: Lost one lead and tube while sounding.

4.0pm: “A” and “B” groups secured and covered. “X” group and 6 pounders manned.

10.0pm: “A”, “B” and “X” groups secured. 6 pounders manned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 292 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Snow, heavy at times, from 8am onwards, with winds force 6 or 7, mostly from E and SE, sea state rough to very rough during this time, barometric pressure low and falling, noon temperature 24F, sea temperature 28F]


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11 April 1916

Lat 67.3, Long -14.6

5.0am: All 6” guns secured. 6 pounders manned.

11.30am: Hands employed clearing away snow. Sponging out guns and recovering and securing same.

[Sounding from noon to 2.30pm]

2.30pm: Lost lead and 120 fathoms of wire while sounding.

4.20pm: Observed land S8W(T).

5.17pm: Svinaleikvar Tange [probably Svinalaekjartangi] S60W x Langanaes [Langanes] S13E(T). All guns covered and secured.

10.30pm: All 6” guns covered and secured. 6 pounders manned. “X” group cleared away.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 187 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Snow until 4am, wind force 7 or 8 until 9pm, from N and E in am, N and W in pm, sea state very rough to high until late evening, barometric pressure consistently low, noon temperature 27F, sea temperature 28F]


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12 April 1916

Lat 67.3, Long -16.2

3.0am: “X” group and 6 pounders manned and exercised. Fire control tested.

5.30am: All 6” guns covered and secured. 6 pounders manned.

4.39am: Altered course S50E - log 4076.5. Increased Port engine to 50 to facilitate turning. 4.55pm: Both engines at 50 - log 4078.6.

6.30pm: All guns secured.

10.0pm: “A” and “B” groups, PIII and Port 6 pounder covered and secured. SIII and Starboard 6 pounders cleared away and manned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 140 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Heavy snow for much of the day, wind increasing from force 6 to force 10 during am, from NNW, starting to moderate slowly from 4pm, sea state high to very high during middle of day. Barometric pressure consistently low, noon temperature 23F, sea temperature 27F]


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13 April 1916

Lat 66.6, Long -16.1

2.0am: All guns except Starboard 6 pounder covered and secured.

[Sounding from 6.0am to 11.34am, every 30 minutes at times]

8.0am: All guns except “A” group cleared away.

10.56am: Observed Land ahead.

11.57am: Observed Revsnaes Light House S23W(T).

0.25pm: Revsnaes Light House South (T) 6 miles.

4.30pm: Observed quantity of detached Pack ice.

5.30pm: Passed root of a tree.

6.0pm: All guns except “A” group manned and exercised. Fire control tested.

7.30pm: Observed land ahead. Rodehuk S13W(T).

9.16pm: Melrakkanes S18E(T) x Revsnaes S49W(T).

11.37pm: Langanaes S(T) 8.75 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 191 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Winds moderating during day, barometric pressure starting to rise, noon temperature 28F, sea temperature 31F]


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14 April 1916

Lat 67.0, Long -14.6

5.0am: All guns manned, crews exercised and communications tested.

8.10am: Langanaes [Langanes] S6W(R) 9.5 miles. Altered course N28E - log 4527.4 - zigzag 50 degrees.

10.14am: Housed log at 4555.7. Tested buoyancy of kite target. Engines and helm as required.

10.50am: Streamed target and carried out practice firing at all guns.

11.55pm: Picked up Target. Noon: Streamed log and set course N28E - zigzag 50 degrees.

One 6” cartridge thrown overboard after a misfire.

2.58pm: Advanced to 70 [revs]. All guns cleared away. “B” and “X” groups and 6 pounders manned.

3.58pm: Langanaes South (T) 7 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 323 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Snow on and off all day, noon temperature 33F, sea temperature 34F]


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15 April 1916

Lat 67.1, Long -14.5

2.0am: “A” group covered and secured. “B” and “X” groups and 6 pounders manned, crews exercised. Control tested.

4.15am: Altered course S30W - zigzag 50 degrees - log 4773.8.

5.0am: All guns cleared away and cleaned. Crews exercised. Fire control tested.

3.02pm: Langanaes Light S18W(T).

4.0pm: Langanaes S(T) 6.75 miles x Svinaleikiar Tange [probably Svinalaekjartangi] S53W(T).

5.30pm: All guns cleared away. “B” and “X” groups and 6 pounders manned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 319 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Snow on and off all day, barometric pressure rising, noon temperature 32F, sea temperature 34F]


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16 April 1916

Lat 64.2, Long -14.4

[Course and Distance made good: Various 328 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Nothing of note in log, patrolling to and fro, manning and clearing away guns, sighting land or Light Houses (in Iceland) from time to time, but at least the snow had stopped until the evening]


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17 April 1916

Lat 67.1, Long -14.5

11.0pm: moderate ESE swell

[Course and Distance made good: Various 316 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Another quiet day on patrol]


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18 April 1916

Lat 65.9, Long -13.9

2.0am: Zigzag 50 degrees. All guns cleared away, crews exercised. Control tested.

5.0am: SE Swell.

8.0am: Langanaes S14W(T) x Svinaleikiar Tange S67W, altered course S71E - zigzag 40 degrees - log 5790.

Noon: Hollermule Huk [?] S68W(T) x Glettinganaes [Glettinganes] S(T).

1.58pm: Brimnoes [Brimnes] N63W(T) x Gerpir Huk S16W(T).

2.0pm: Altered course S24W - log 5872.5 - zigzag 2 points.

2.30pm: All guns cleared away. “B and X” groups and 6 pounders manned, crews exercised. Control tested.

4.30pm: Skruden N80W(T) x Hornnaes N28W(T).

5.5pm: Observed Hvalsbak [Hvalsbakur] S30W(T).

7.30pm: “A” covered and secured.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 327 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Noon temperature 35F, sea temperature 34F]


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19 April 1916

Lat 61.6, Long -7.2

6.0am: All guns except “A” group manned, crews exercised, control tested.

8.54am: Observed West Point of Holm S57W(T).

10.0am: Mygennaes [Mykines] Light House N47E(T) 4.25 miles. Altered course S9E - log 6125. Officers and mens training classes at Instruction. Remainder of hands employed as required. Patent log under running 1%.

10.45am: Advanced to 80, log 6157.1, commenced zigzag 2 points. All guns except “A” group cleared away. Crews exercised. Control tested.

Noon: North point of Sydero [Suderoy] N55E(T).

1.0pm: “A” and “B” groups covered and secured.

5.0pm: “X” group and 6 pounders manned.

[Sounding at 11.15pm and midnight]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 331 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Wind force 6 or 7 for most of am, force 7 to 9 for most of pm, from E and N, sea state very rough at times in pm, noon temperature 41F, sea temperature 44F]


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20 April 1916

From Patrol to Northern Base [aka Busta Voe]

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

[Sounding at 0.40am and 1.15am]

1.25am: S74E(T) Eshaness Light Sighted.

2.0am: All guns cleared away and manned. Fire control tested.

2.30am: Esha Ness Light S44E(T) 17 miles.

3.15am: Challenged stranger, received correct reply from HMS “Duke of Edinburgh”.

3.57am: Esha Ness E(T) 3 miles.

5.28am: Anchored, 60 fathoms in the water.

5.40am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

[Anchor Bearings: FS [Flag Staff] N17W, Stone N11.5E, Church N53E, Hevden Ness Light S6W]

7.15am: Collier “Sir Francis” came alongside Starboard side.

7.35am: Coaling party from HMS “Gibralter” [Gibraltar] came alongside.

9.0am: Commenced coaling Starboard side.

9.35am: Collier “Hockinas” came alongside Port side.

10.30am: Commenced coaling Port side.

Draught 19’ Forward, 24’ Aft.

6.0pm: Coaling party left for “Gibralter”

8.0pm: Finished coaling for day.

8.20pm: HMS “Motagua” sailed.

11.0pm: Rounds and 3 prisoners correct.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 227 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Coal remaining 2004 tons]

[Noon air and sea temperature 43F]


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21 April 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

7.40am: Coaling party from HMS “Gibralter” [sic] arrived.

8.0am: Coaling recommenced.

9.40am: Boarding boat left ship with Captain.

Gave leave to Second part of Port Watch from 1.30 to 6.30pm.

1.30pm: Landed liberty men.

5.45pm: Completed coaling, received 1258 tons.

6.10pm: HMS “Duke of Cornwall” arrived.

6.50pm: Boarding boat proceeded to “Duke of Cornwall” and returned with Surgeon Parry-Pryce RN.

9.35pm: HMS “Hildebrand” sailed.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Coal remaining 3239 tons]


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22 April 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

2.30am: Anchor bearings checked and found correct.

7.15am: Surgeon CH Henford RNVR left ship for HMS “Duke of Cornwall”.

5.35am: HMS “Duke of Cornwall” sailed.

9.0am: Leave to Starboard watch and First Part of Port watch until 6.30.pm. Duty part of watch employed cleaning ship.

10.20am: Uncovered all guns.

1.30pm: Liberty men landed.

6.30pm: Liberty men returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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23 April 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

2.0am: Rounds and cell prisoners correct.

2.10am: HMS Mantua arrived.

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship as required. Anchor bearings checked and found correct.

9.5am: Presbyterian Minister came onboard.

9.10am: Divisions. 9.15am: Chaplain of “Gibralter” [Gibraltar] arrived.

9.30am: Ship’s Company at Divine Service followed by Holy Communion.

10.10am: Presbyterian Minister left ship.

10.50am: Holy Communion service ended. Chaplain left ship.

Draught: 21’ 3” Forward, 24’ 9” Aft.

1.30pm: Leave to Port watch until 4.30pm.

4.30pm: Liberty men returned on board.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. 5.0pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

7.40pm: Darkened ship.

8.0pm: Steering gear tested.

8.52pm: Commenced to weigh anchor.

9.0pm: Anchor weighed. Proceeded out of harbour. Helm and engines as required.

9.30pm: Passed Muckle Roe Light. Advanced to 70 [revs].

9.30pm: Advanced to 80. 9.34pm: Set course N40W.

9.36pm: Streamed patent log 6382.4. Commenced zigzag 15 degrees.

Midnight: “A and B” groups covered and secured. “X” and 6 pounders manned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind increasing in evening, up to force 7, from S and W, with sea state very rough, noon temperature 39F, sea temperature 43F]


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24 April 1916

Lat 61.0, Long -7.2

1.0am: “A and B” groups covered and secured.

2.0am: “X” Group and 6 pounders manned. Fire control tested.

5.30am: “A” group covered and secured. “B and X” groups and 6 pounders manned.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship as required. Officer’s and Men’s training classes at Instruction. Boys at small Arm drill.

11.0am: “B and X” groups and 6 pounders manned. Fire control tested.

2.0pm: Uncovered ”A” group.

3.0pm: All guns manned. Crews exercised and communications tested.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Hands mustered by the Ledger.

11.0pm: “A and B” groups covered and secured. “X” group and 6 pounders manned. Tested fire control and communications.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 187 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Rain and mist on and off all day, wind variable in strength and direction, between force 5 and force 9, barometric pressure falling until 5pm, noon temperature 41F, sea temperature 42F]


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25 April 1916

Lat 63.6, Long -16.3

7.0am: All guns cleaned and sponged through. Control tested.

9.0am: Hands employed painting ship. Officers and mens training classes at Instruction.

9.30am: Observed Land ahead.

11.15am: Hvannadakshnukr [Hvannadalshnukur] N19W(T) 39.75 miles.

0.10pm: Altered course N85E - zigzag 50 degrees - log 6887.

1.20pm: Boys at instruction. Spare hands as required. Remainder of watch at defence stations.

3.50pm: 5094ft Peak N59W(T) 32 miles.

5.10pm: Reduced zigzag to 34 degrees - log 6955.

7.52pm: Altered course S3W - log 6992.8, negative zigzag. 7.54pm: Housed log.

8.13pm: Boarding boat left ship for sailing trawler “Karen”, Faeroe Islands.

8.45pm: Hoisted Boarding boat. 8.50pm: Set course S67W, log 6992.3, resumed zigzag.

10.30pm: Altered course S50E, log 7015.2, zigzag 50 degrees, 7000ft Peak N12E(T), 40.5 miles.

11.30pm: All guns cleared away and manned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 322 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Barometric pressure rising all day, noon temperature 39F, sea temperature 41F]


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26 April 1916

Lat 64.0, Long -14.7

4.30am: Altered course N22E - zigzag 50 degrees - log 7098.9.

5.30am: All guns manned, sponged out, communications tested.

9.3am: Altered course SExE - log 7159.8. Negative zigzag.

9.11am: Observed Brimnoes N11E(T).

11.0am: Marines at rifle drill.

Noon: All guns cleared away. Fire control tested.

1.55pm: House log 7227.7. Engines and helm as required.

2.8pm: Boarding boat left for British ST Warwing GY857.

2.35pm: Hoisted Boarding boat and set course S49W.

3.30pm: All guns cleared away. “B and X” groups and 6 pounders manned.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Tested alarms. Hands Aired bedding [underlined]. Physical Drill.

5.20pm: Altered course N16E - zigzag 50 degrees - log 7267.

7.0pm: All guns manned. Communications tested. Bedding returned.

8.16pm: Ingolfshofdi N75W(T).

9.16pm: Altered course S11W - log 7320.5, Ingolfshofdi N31W(T) - 13 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 320 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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27 April 1916

Lat 63.5, Long -16.3

2.0am: “A” group secured and covered. “B” and “X” groups and 6 pounders manned.

6.0am: “A” and “B” groups covered and secured. “X” group and 6 pounders manned. Tested control.

[Sounding from 9.50am to 1.0pm]

1.0pm: Sounded in 1/115 fathoms. Fouled Patent log Line entailing 6 minutes delay.

10.30pm: All guns except “A” group, manned. Crews exercised and communications tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 290 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Rain, mist and drizzle for most of day, winds force 6 to force 8 all day, mostly Easterly, noon temperature 33F, sea temperature 38F]


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28 April 1916

Lat 63.7, Long -16.1

2.30am: All guns manned, crews exercised and communications tested.

5.30am: All guns cleared away. “B” and “X” groups and 6 pounders manned.

8.0am: Altered course N15E - log 7678 - zigzag 50 degrees.

10.10am: Hands cleaned in No 5 rig. Aired night clothing and Bedding and mustered Bags on upper deck [this latter sentence underlined].

11.34am: Observed Ingolfshofdi N88W(T).

Noon: Returned bedding and clothing.

1.45pm: Fellsfjall N87W(T) x Brimnoes N30W(T). All guns manned.

3.33pm: Altered course to intercept Trawler "Swallow" GY1144, log 7781.2

3.50pm: Boarding boat left ship. Brimnoes N7W(T).

4.5pm: Boarding boat returned and hoisted in.

4.20pm: Set course S88W - log 7783.2 - zigzag 50 degrees.

9.17pm: Ingolfshofdi N37W(T) 15.75 miles.

10.0pm: “A” and “B” groups covered and secured. “X” group and 6 pounders manned. Tested fire control.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 244 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Wind variable in force during day, readings for barometric pressure and temperature not recorded in am]


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29 April 1916

Lat 63.9, Long -15.0

2.0am: “B” group cleared away. All guns except “A” group cleared away, crews exercised, communications tested.

6.40am: Advanced to 60 and zigzag 50 degrees - log 7941.9.

7.55am: Brimnoes N17W(T), 26 miles.

9.40am: Altered course S63W, log 7931, zigzag, Brimnoes N59W(T) 12.5 miles.

10.0am: All guns except “A” group manned. Tested communications. Aired night clothing and bedding. Mustered bags on upper deck. [Last two sentences underlined]

Noon: Brimnoes N2E(T) 23.5 miles, altered course N5W, log 8010.5, zigzag 50 degrees.

1.10pm: Klifatindur N28E(T) 14 miles. Altered course S57W - zigzag 50 degrees - log 8026.3.

8.56pm: Housed log 8127.2. 8.58pm: Stop both. Engines and helm as required.

9.5pm: Boarded Aberdeen Trawler "Pembroke Castle".

9.25pm: Hoisted Boarding boat, set course S15E, advance to 70 [revs].

9.26pm: 6949ft Peak N1E(T) 36.5 miles.

10.0pm: All guns except “A” group manned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 282 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Wind force 5 to 7 in am, quieter later, rough sea in early am, noon temperature 39F, sea temperature 40F]


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30 April 1916

Lat 64.0, Long -14.9

4.0am: Altered course N22E, zigzag 50 degrees, advanced to 70, log 8196.2. “A” group covered and secured. Remainder cleared away and manned.

7.40am: Reduced to 40 [revs]. Engines and helm as required to intercept Trawler “Aphelion” GY1123.

8.0am: Boarding boat left ship. 8.21am: Boarding boat returned.

8.27am: Streamed log reading 8245.7 and set course N23E - zigzag 50 degrees.

9.0am: Aired night clothing and bedding, mustered bags on after deck. [underlined]

10.10am: Altered course N20W - log 8269. Divisions, Inspection, Divine Service, Captain’s Rounds.

Noon: Brimnoes N7W(T) 15.5 miles.

6.0pm: Altered course S58W - zigzag 50 degrees. Hvollangseyav N1W(T) x Tvisker N52W(T) x Ingolfshofde S78W(T).

10.0pm: All guns trained clear, crews exercised and fire control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 288 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Relatively quiet weather and high barometric pressure, noon temperature 37F, sea temperature 40F]



LOGS FOR MAY 1916


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[Front page of Copy of Log for May 1916, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Blank page]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before dates for Thermometer for Air Temperature from 29th Sept 15 to15th March 1916, 16th March 16 to 20th April 1916]


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1 May 1916

Lat 64.1, Long -15.1

4.0am: Altered course N17E - log 8512.2 - zigzag 50 degrees.

6.0am: All guns cleared away and manned. Tested Fire control.

7.40am: Swung ship 8 points for deviation. Log 8563.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers. All guns manned and communications tested.

10.10am: Training classes at instruction. Helm and engines as required to intercept French fishing schooner “Ernestine”.

10.16am: Boarding boat left ship.

10.45am: Boarding boat returned and set course N15E to intercept two trawlers. Engines and helm as required.

11.15am: Boarding boat left ship to board “Ingomar” GY32 and “St Cloud” GY856.

11.50am: Boarding boat returned and hoisted.

Noon: Aired night clothing and bedding. Mustered bags on upper deck. [underlined]

0.2pm: Half speed ahead both, worked up to 75. Streamed log 8578.1. Set course S58W, zigzag 50 degrees.

4.0pm - 4.35pm: Swinging for compasses.

10.6pm: 6947ft Peak N18E(T) 27.5 miles. Altered course S6E, zigzag, log 8742.4.

11.0pm: All guns manned. Crews exercised. Communications tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 310 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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2 May 1916

Lat 64.1, Long -15.0

3.0am: All guns trained clear and fire control tested.

4.0am: Altered course N27E - log 8823.9 - zigzag 50 degrees.

6.0am: All guns cleared away. “B” and “X” groups and 6 pounders manned. Communications tested.

7.30am - 8.20am: Swinging for compasses. Log 8871.4.

9.16am: Dropped target. 9.18am: Half speed ahead both, worked up to 70 [revs]. Course as required for 1” aiming and rifle firing.

9.25am: Commenced firing at target.

10.55am: Cease firing. Helm and engines as required to pick up target.

11.5am: Picked up target. Half speed ahead both worked up to 70. Set course N27E - zigzag 50 degrees.

11.30am: Hands aired bedding and night clothing. Hands mustered bags on upper deck. [underlined]

Noon: Altered course S57W - zigzag 50 degrees - log 8905.5. Brimnoes N9.5E(T) 9.5 miles.

3.57pm: 7000ft Peak N38W(T) 38.5 miles.

4.0pm: Altered course N27E, zigzag 50 degrees - log 8959.7. Evening Quarters. Tested alarm. Physical Drill.

6.0pm: 7000ft Peak N63W(T) 24.5 miles.

11.0pm: “A” group covered and secured. “B” and “X” groups and 6 pounders manned. Tested Fire control.

Midnight: Altered course S18E - zigzag 50 degrees - log 9065.4.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 327 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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3 May 1916

Lat 64.1, Long -15.0

1.30am: “A” group covered and secured. “B” and “X” groups and 6 pounders manned. Crews exercised and communications tested.

3.12am: Negative zigzag and reduced to 50 [revs] - log 9102.8.

6.30am: Covered and secured “B” group.

8.0am: Advanced to 70 - log 9140.6 and zigzag.

10.0am: Hands as required. Aired Officer’s bedding, clothing etc. Hands aired bedding and night clothing [this sentence underlined]. Boys mustered bags on upper deck.

11.27am: Brimnoes N(T) 14.5 miles.

10.22pm: 7000ft Peak N20E(T) 27.75 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 286 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Still fine weather but a windier day, force 5 to 8, from N and E, with sea state rough at times, noon temperature 32F, sea temperature 37F]


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4 May 1916

Lat 64.0, Long -15.0

[Course and Distance made good: Various 310 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[A fine but rather windy day (mostly force 5 to 7) when nothing much happened on patrol off Iceland (though the bedding and night clothing was aired once again), noon temperature 28F, sea temperature 37F]


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5 May 1916

Lat 64.1, Long -15.1

[Course and Distance made good: Various 315 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Another quiet day with unremarkable, though cold, weather allowing the bedding and night clothing to be aired, while zigzagging off Iceland and noting bearings of various peaks]


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6 May 1916

Lat 64.0, Long -15.3

[Course and Distance made good: Various 318 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[More of the same]


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7 May 1916

Lat 64.4, Long -16.0

1.30am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised. Communications tested.

4.0am: Altered course S49W - zigzag 50 degrees - log 10347.2.

6.0am: All guns sponged, crews closed up. Fire control tested.

7.30am: 6947ft Peak N27W(T) 59 miles.

7.54am: Sighted HMS “Teutonic” Bearing S46W.

8.55am: Boat from HMS “Teutonic” came alongside with despatch.

8.57am: Boat left ship. 8.58am: Course N27E.

11.30am: Hands aired bedding and night clothing. Mustered bags on upper deck.

Noon: 5094ft Peak N4W(T) 49 miles.

1.0pm: Altered course N64E - zigzag 50 [degrees] - log 10456.4.

4.0pm: 5094ft Peak N52W(T) 18 miles.

7.0pm: 5094ft Peak N3W(T) 38.25 miles. Altered course N63W - zigzag 40 degrees - log 10538.7.

10.0pm: All guns cleared away. “B and X” groups and 6 pounders manned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 313 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Noon temperature 31F, sea temperature 38F]


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8 May 1916

Lat 61.0, Long -14.9

8.0am: Kamphorn N5W 38 miles. Altered course N26E - zigzag 50 degrees, log 10716.6.

9.0am: Hands employed Holy-stoning decks etc. Hands aired bedding and night clothing. Mustered bags. [last two entries underlined]

11.0am: Kamphorn N30W(T) 8.5 miles. Altered course S58W, log 10758, zigzagging.

Noon: Kamphorn N3W(T) 15.5 miles.

5.30pm: All guns manned, crews exercised, communications tested.

6.30pm: Altered course S58W - zigzag 50 degrees, log 10868.9. Kamphorn N40E(T) 23.5 miles.

9.0pm: Kamphorn: N36E(T) x 5094ft Peak N4W(T) x Ingolfshofde N53W(T). Altered course N62W - log 10909.9, zigzag 50 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 330 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fairly quiet weather, noon temperature 32F, sea temperature 37F]


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9 May 1916

Lat 64.2, Long -15.0

0.30am: Altered course S27E, log 10937.6, zigzag 50 degrees.

2.0am: All guns cleared away. “B” and “X” groups and 6 pounders manned. Fire control tested.

4.0am: Altered course N52E - log 10992.6 - zigzag 50 degrees.

7.55am: 5094ft Peak N48W(T), 33.25 miles.

9.47am: Engines and helm as required to intercept trawler.

10.0am: Lowered starboard sea boat and boarded trawler “Mabel” GY638.

10.16am: Sea boat returned and hoisted. Set course and worked up to 70 [revs] to intercept trawlers.

11.15am: Lowered sea boat to board trawlers. Engines and helm as required.

11.57am: Stopped to pick up sea boat. Aired bedding and night clothing. Mustered bags on upper deck. [last two entries underlined]

Noon: Brimnoes N12E(T) 6 miles.

0.3pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted after examining trawlers.

0.15pm: Resumed course S58W .0.30pm: Commenced zigzag, log 11073.5.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Tested alarm. Altered course N27E - zigzag 50 degrees - log 119.2.

6.0pm: Altered course S58W, zigzag 50 degrees, log 145.2, 5094ft Peak N40W(T) 19 miles.

11.0pm: 7000ft Peak N15E(T) 30.25 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 321 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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10 May 1916

Lat 64.2, Long -14.7

6.27am: Altered course SSE (log 303.4) to intercept steamer.

6.40am: Altered course S70W - log 305.2. 6.42am: General Quarters.

6.45am: Fired one round blank 6 pounder.

6.47am: Fired one round blank 6 pounder.

6.50am: Fired one live shell 6 pounder.

6.54am: Fired One 6” Shell across her bows.

7.9am: Stop both - Helm and engines as required.

7.12am: Starboard Sea boat left ship for Russian SS “Czaritza”.

7.40am: Disperse from General Quarters. Watch manning guns.

8.0am: 7000ft Peak N57W(T) 49.5 miles. 8.12am: Sea boat returned and hoisted.

11.0am: Hands aired bedding and night clothing. Mustered bags on upper deck. [whole entry underlined]

Noon: Brimnoes N45W(T) 10 miles - altered course S58W - zigzag 50 degrees - log 362.5.

3.58pm: 7000ft Peak N50W(T) 44.75 miles.

7.0pm: Hvollangseyav [probably Hrollaugseyjar] N36W(T) x Tviskier S73W(T) x Ingolfshofdi S62W(T).

8.52pm: Slow both. Fired one blank 6 pounder.

8.53pm: Courses various. Engines as required to intercept steamer.

8.57pm: Stop both. Boarding boat left ship to board Norwegian SS "Alken".

9.17pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

9.30pm: Sighted vessel bearing SW.

9.40pm: Signalled HMS “Gloucestershire”.

10.10pm: Stop both. Boat from “Gloucestershire” came alongside.

10.18pm: Boat left ship - 7000ft Peak N25W(T) 37.5 miles.

10.20pm: Streamed log 48937. Parted company with HMS “Gloucestershire”.

10.30pm: Zigzag 34 degrees - log 492. All guns cleared away, crews exercised. Control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 301 miles]

[Noon temperature 35F, sea temperature 37F]


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11 May 1916

Lat 61.8, Long -12.9

1.0am: Altered course S22E - zigzag 50 degrees - log 530.1.

6.0am: All guns sponged and cleaned. Fire control tested.

8.0am: Reduced zigzag to 45 - log 632.1.

9.35am: Altered course N75E to intercept HMS “Alsatian”, log 65.5.

10.30am: Divisions. Engines and helm as required.

10.40am: Vice-Admiral Engineer Commander (for duty with 10th CS [Cruiser Squadron]) and Lieutenant "G" arrived onboard. Inspected ship and ship's company. One CYS [Chief Yeoman Signals] joined ship.

11.15am: Set course S25W.

0.40pm: Vice Admiral left ship. 0.43pm: Proceeded. Worked up to 70 [revs]. Set course S46W.

7.0pm: “A” and “B” groups covered and secured. Other guns manned. Fire control tested. Searchlights tested.

9.40pm: Boat from HMS “Virginian” came alongside.

9.42pm: Boat left ship. 10.7pm: Set course South.

Midnight: “A” and “B” groups covered and secured. “X” group and 6 pounders manned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 310 miles]

[Wind increasing in late evening, up to force 7, from ESE]


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12 May 1916

Lat 59.5, Long -12.8

3.0am: “A” and “B” groups covered and secured. “X” group and 6 pounders manned. Tested fire control.

8.0am: Cleared “B” and “X” groups. Covers on.

8.13am: Housed patent log for overhaul. 8.26am: Streamed 12.6.

10.0am: Hands aired bedding and night clothing, mustered bags on upper deck. [Entries underlined]

10.30am: Holystoned Gun and small gear [the “gun” part seems unlikely]. All guns cleared away. Fire control tested.

2.30pm: All guns cleared away. “B and X” groups and 6 pounders manned.

6.20pm: Patent log housed for overhaul, 45.4. 6.25pm: Streamed log.

6.48pm: Patent log housed 52.5, fitted new rotator. 6.55pm: Log streamed.

10.40pm: Altered course S89E - zigzag 50 degrees - log 12103.5.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 297 miles]

[Wind decreasing during am, with rain and drizzle, noon temperature 41F, sea temperature 45F]


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13 May 1916

Lat 59.3, Long -12.3

8.3am: Housed patent log for overhaul, 34.5. 8.15am: Streamed.

8.33am: Sighted steamer. 8.31am: Altered course NW to intercept, log 39.7.

9.14am: Lowered Starboard sea boat to board SS “Westerdijk” with Armed Guard, Sub Lieutenant Macnaughton in charge.

10.7am: Boat returned and hoisted. 10.14am: Half speed ahead both. Work up to 70. Resumed course S85W - zigzag 50 degrees. Streamed log. Hands aired bedding and night clothing and mustered bags on upper deck. [last entry underlined]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 309 miles]


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14 May 1916

Lat 59.3, Long -12.4

[Course and Distance made good: Various 330 miles]

[Nothing of note in log, weather unremarkable, noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 44F]


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15 May 1916

Lat 59.3, Long -12.6

2.30pm: Sighted vessel bearing WxN.

2.47pm: Altered course to intercept steamer, log 43.0.

3.10pm: Starboard seaboat left ship for SS “Alfhard” with Armed Guard, Sub Lieutenant Preddy in charge.

4.19pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted.

6.30pm: “A” group covered and secured. All other guns manned. Fire control tested.

7.0pm: Altered course N84E, log 74, zigzag 50 degrees.

8.25pm: Altered course S70W - log 91.3 to intercept large steamer.

8.55pm: Fired 1 Round blank 6".

9.0pm: Fired 1 Round blank 6”.

9.23pm: Fired 1 Round blank 6”.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 309 miles]


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16 May 1916

Lat 59.8, Long -13.0

2.0am and 6.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, communication tested.

9.0am: Officers at Revolver Practice.

11.0am: Acting Seaman Gunners class at instruction.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 296 miles]


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17 May 1916

Lat 60.0, Long -12.6

8.20am: Sighted Sailing Vessel. 8.42am: Altered course N15W, log 60.3.

9.51am: Boarding boat left ship for Russian Schooner "HOAS".

10.20am: Boarding boat returned, course S70W. Worked up to 65 [revs] - zigzag 40 degrees. Streamed patent log.

1.20pm: Boys weighed and measured (Periodical Physical Examination).

6.0pm: “A” and “B” groups covered and secured. X group and 6 pounders manned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 302 miles]

[Rain and mist during pm]


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18 May 1916

Lat 59.9, Long -13.0

3.0am: “A” group covered and secured. All other guns cleared away. Fire control tested.

8.0am: All guns cleared away. “B and X” groups and 6 pounders manned.

9.30am: Set course S84W - log 48.2. Reduced to 55 [revs]. Visibility 3 miles.

0.30pm: Advanced to 65, resumed zigzag 50 degrees - log 80.4.

1.0pm: Altered course N16W - Steady course, log 86.4. Clear at intervals.

1.39pm: Reduced to 45 - log 95.1. Turning circles.

2.23pm: Sighted HMS “Hilary” bearing NNW.

3.9pm: Boat from “Hilary” came alongside with Armed Guard (1 Officer and 4 men) for HMS “Andes” and mails for despatch.

3.13pm: Boat left ship. Helm and Engines as required. 3.20pm: Advanced to 65. Set course S54W. Streamed log 07.4.

8.0pm: All guns cleared away. “B and X” groups and 6 pounders manned. Guns trained and elevated.

9.55pm: Switched on Navigation Lights (negative main).

10.30pm: Advanced to 45 - log 86.4. Switched off Navigation Lights.

[Course and Distance made good: Various ] [No distance given]

[Misty in am, foggy for most of pm, barometric pressure rising, noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 48F]


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19 May 1916

Lat 59.9, Long -12.7

[Course and Distance made good: Various 262 miles]

[Log records routine matters. Fog and mist in early am and thick fog in early pm, barometric pressure starting to fall, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 44F]


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20 May 1916

From Patrol to Southern Base

Lat 56.0, Long -11.7

3.0am: All guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Communications tested.

3.40am: Advanced to 80 - zigzag 23 degrees. Log 27.9.

[Sounding at 6.40pm and 7.40pm]

8.0pm: Challenged HMS “OTWAY”.

9.30pm: Altered course S68E - zigzag 34 degrees - log 96.7.

9.57pm: Observed Tory Island Light S71E(T).

10.37pm: Tory Island Light abeam S11E(T) 5 miles, log 14.3.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 314 miles]

[Mist and fog in early part of day, hail during pm, barometric pressure rising]


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21 May 1916

From Patrol to Southern Base

Lat 54.3, Long -5.1

1.35am: Inishtrahull S26E(T) 8.5 miles.

5.17am: Dunagree Point S4E(T). 5.30am: Zigzag 2 points, log 05.5.

7.13am: Bull Point N(T) 2 miles.

8.57am: Maidens abeam S55W(T) 3 miles.

10.0am: Divisions and Captain’s Inspection. Divine Service.

10.34am: Skulmartin W(T), 4 miles, log 689. [68.9]

1.15pm: Altered course S44E - log 22.7. Chicken Rock Light House N35E(T) 7 miles.

3.0pm: All guns manned and Fire control tested.

4.5pm: Hands employed hoisting boats inboard.

4.46pm: Sighted Bar Light Vessel.

5.36pm: Passed Formby Light Vessel. 5.40pm: Pilot came onboard.

6.43pm: Let go Starboard anchor, 60 fathoms cable in 10 fathoms.

6.50pm: All clocks advanced 1 hour in accordance with “British Summer Time”.

Draught 17’ Forward, 23.3 Aft.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 356 miles]

[Coal remaining 677 tons at Midnight 20th]

[Fog and mist for most of day]


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22 May 1916

At Southern Base [aka Liverpool/Birkenhead]

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0am: Ship swinging to ebb.

6.30am and 9.0am: Hands preparing ship for docking.

11.0am: 2 Armed Guards (Sub Lieutenant Preddy and Sub Lieutenant MacNaughton) joined ship.

0.30pm: Ship’s Company received Pay. Leave to Starboard Watch till Friday 26th May.

1.40pm: Tested steering engine.

2.10pm: Special Duty men to stations.

2.12pm: Commenced to Weigh Anchor.

2.19pm: Anchor aweigh. Helm and Engines as required. Assisted by tugs, proceeded to Alfred Dock.

3.15pm: Ship securing in Alfred dock.

3.35pm: Finished with engines.

3.45pm: Pilot left ship. Hands employed getting out after Starboard companion ladder.

4.0pm: 6 Firemen, 1 Plumber and 1 Carpenter’s mate discharged to shore.

Leave to First Part of Port watch from 5pm to Midnight.

6.0pm: Sub Lieutenant Anderson RNR joined ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 99 miles]

[Mist and rain during am]


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23 May 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands employed getting out Boarding boat, etc.

9.0am: Hands employed returning stores.

9.45am: Following ratings discharged to RN Hospital, Chatham:- Walters, Leading Seaman; Hubbard, Signalman; Williams, Telegraphist; Grant and Steerman, Boys.

11.0am: CYS [Chief Yeoman Signals] to Leave, thence Chatham Depot.

11.30am: Hands employed shifting ship, for coal elevators to come alongside.

4.30pm: Commence coaling.

5.0pm: Leave for Second Part of Port Watch.

6.30pm: Coal elevator came alongside Port side.

9.15pm: Darken Ship. Rounds correct.

10.0pm: Boys returned from leave.

[Noon temperature 53F]


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24 May 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2.15am: Coal lighter hauled off.

5.0am: HMS “Andes” docked.

7.15am: Coal elevator re-secured Port side.

9.0am: Hands employed provisioning ship and as required.

0.40pm: 2 Midshipmen joined ship for “Andes”.

1.20pm: Hands fall in employed provisioning ship.

9.0pm: Hands employed shifting ship for coal elevator to leave starboard side.

10.15pm: Ship secured.


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25 May 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.30am: Sentry on Jetty fired 1 Round.

7.0am: Hands employed getting 6” shell ready for return.

7.45am: 1 Signalman, 1 Seaman and 2 Boys joined from Chatham.

8.30am: Ship hove off jetty to allow coal elevator to come alongside.

9.20am: Ship re-secured, hands to Breakfast.

pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.

5.0pm: Leave for First Part of Port watch and boys.

[Rain through middle of day]


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26 May 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed working ammunition and as required.

0.45pm: Hands employed shifting ship to allow coal elevator alongside to leave.

1.48pm: Ship secured.

4.0pm: Port watch proceeded on leave till 4.0pm 30th May.

5.0pm: Leave to First Part Starboard watch till 7.0am.


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27 May 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2.30am: Sentry visited.

6.0am: Ship coaling.

8.0am: Hands employed getting in Stores.

11.30am: Finished getting in Stores.

1.20pm: Finished Coaling ship. Hands employed clearing up decks.

Leave to Second Part Starboard watch from 5pm till 7.0am. Leave to Boys from 5pm to 9.30pm.

6.15pm: Engineer Commander H Blay RNR joined ship.

9.30pm: Boys returned from Leave.

[Coal remaining 615 tons, Received 3300 tons, 3915 Total]


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28 May 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.30am: Roman Catholics proceeded on shore to service.

0.30pm: Leave to First Part of Starboard watch till 6.0am. Boys on leave till 9.0pm 29th.

9.0pm: Boys returned from leave.

11.0pm: Sentry visited.


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29 May 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Tug “Samson” finished lifting gun.

9.0am: Hands fall in, employed securing ship.

9.50am: Hands employed getting in stores.

am: Received one life boat whaler from Bowson and Co.

1.20pm: Hands employed drawing stores etc.

4.0pm: Gave leave to Second Part of Starboard Watch from 5pm till 7.0am, leave to Boys from 5pm - 9.30pm.

5.0pm: Landed Liberty men and boys.

8.30pm: Engineer Sub Lieutenant joined ship.

9.30pm: Boys returned from leave.


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30 May 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands employed getting in Stores.

7.0am: Liberty men returned on board.

10.0am: Engineer Sub Lieutenant May RNR joined ship’s company.

1.20pm: Hands employed drawing stores etc as required.

2.30pm: Leave for Boys till 9pm.

4.0pm: Port watch Liberty men returned onboard.

5.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch and Second Part of Port watch till 7.0am.

10.40pm: Boys returned from leave.


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31 May 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.6, Long -3.2 [estimated from information in log]

6.30am: Hands fall in. Employed getting in Stores.

9.0am: 1 Sergeant RMLI discharged to RM Barracks.

9.15am: Clocks put to GMT. Engineer Commander T Drake RNR left ship.

9.20am: Special duty men to stations.

9.40am: Cast off from jetty. 9.50am: Entered lock, helm and engines as required.

10.0am: Proceeded into River.

11.40am: Passed Formby Light Vessel.

11.49am: Dropped Pilot.

Noon: Set course N47W, commenced zigzag 3 points.

0.5pm: Bar Light Vessel abeam. 0.8pm: Streamed patent log, zigzag 3 points.

1.0pm: Hands employed washing down and placing ammunition.

3.0pm: All guns cleared away. Fire control tested.

4.50pm: Chicken Rock Light House N60E(T) 4.25 miles.

5.8pm: 1450ft Peak N66E(T) 11.3 miles.

7.4pm: South Rock Light House NW(T) 1 mile.

7.42pm: Skulmartin Light Vessel W(T) 2 miles, log 111.

8.0pm: Reduced zigzag 1 point.

8.25pm: Mew Island Light House W(T) 3.75 miles.

11.19pm: Tor Point SW(T) 1.75 miles.

11.43pm: Altered course N50W, log 73.1, Rue Point N(T) 1.25 miles.

11.55pm: Bull Point N(T) 1.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 13 miles]



LOGS FOR JUNE 1916


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[Cover of Copy of Log for June 1916, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before (including dates)]


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1 June 1916

Lat 55.8, Long -9.4

0.30am: Switched on Navigation Lights.

1.0am: N40W - log 191.8.

2.0am: Inishtrahull Light abeam S32W(T) 5.5miles.

2.10am: Switched off Navigation Lights. “A” group secured. All other guns cleared away. Fire control tested.

3.6am: Altered course S89W and reduced to 70 [revs] log 223.

3.30am: Exchanged pendants with “Cossack” and “Boyne”.

5.18am: Tory Island Light House S13E(T) 4.5miles.

6.0am: “A” group covered and secured. “B” and “X” groups and 6 pounders manned and exercised. Fire control tested.

10.30am: Altered course N62E, log 32.3, zigzag 22 degrees.

11.0am: All guns cleared away. “B and X” groups and 6 pounders manned.

3.35pm: Sighted Barra Head N65E.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Tested alarm.

4.5pm: Exercised General Quarters.

5.59pm: Barra Head N(T) 3.25 miles.

7.0pm: Altered course N41E - log 53.7. Muldoanich Island N74W(T) 5.5 miles.

8.55pm: Housed Patent Log 83.8. For repairs. Darkened ship.

9.17pm: Neist Point Light House E(T) 3.5 miles.

10.0pm: Streamed log 483.8.

10.10pm: Altered course N80E. Vaternish Point S58E(T) 2.3miles. All guns cleared away and manned. Control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 352 miles]


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2 June 1916

Lat 61.3, Long -2.0 [Latitude corrected from that shown in log, which doesn’t relate to positions at 8am and 8pm]

0.30am: Housed Patent log for inspection. 0.38am: Streamed.

7.0am: Guns sponged and cleaned. Hands employed cleaning paintwork.

7.40am: Dunnet Head S(T) 3.3 miles.

8.27am: Muckle Skerry South (T) 1 mile, altered course East, log 42.6.

10.0am: Auskerry Light House abeam N69W(T) 4.3 miles.

10.40am: Reduced to 80. Covered and secured “A” group.

11.15am: Start Point Light abeam N69W(T) 5.5 miles.

11.30am: B and X groups and 6 pounders manned and exercised. Control tested.

1.8pm: Fair Isle 711ft Peak N32W(T) 6 miles.

2.0pm: “A and B” groups covered and secured. “X” group and 6 pounders manned.

5.4pm: Noss Head S83W(T) 7.4 miles.

6.20pm: Out Skerries Light House N69W(T) 4.3 miles.

9.5pm: Sighted HMS “Virginian” bearing SW.

9.19pm: Muckle Flugga Light S84W(T) 10 miles, log 15.7.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 365 miles]

[Wind force 6 or 7 from 9am onwards, from NW and SW, with sea state rough to very rough, rain for most of pm, noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 48F]


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3 June 1916

Lat 62.5, Long -3.7

8.10am: Patent log Housed for overhaul. 8.22am: Streamed.

10.0am: All guns cleared away, manned and fire control tested.

11.0am: Commenced zigzag 23 degrees, log 990.1.

5.0pm: Challenged HMS “Alsatian”. Monthly issue of soap and tobacco to ship’s company.

5.37pm: Boarding boat left ship.

6.18pm: Boarding boat returned and hoisted in.

6.20pm: Half speed ahead both. Set course N40W - zigzag 23 degrees.

6.28pm: Advanced to 70 [revs]. Parted company with HMS “Alsatian”.

10.40pm: Lost sight of HMS “Alsatian” bearing S30W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 311 miles]

[Wind force 4 to 6 all day, mostly from N and W, noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 47F]


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4 June 1916

Lat 63.8, Long -13.2

6.0am: All guns cleared away. “B and X” groups and 6 pounders manned. Guns sponged and cleaned out.

8.30am: Housed patent log for inspection 75.8. 8.35am: Streamed.

10.0am: Divisions, Captain’s Inspection, Divine Service, Captain’s Rounds.

10.30am: Altered course N22W - zigzag 23 degrees, log 302.8.

11.0am: All guns cleared away. Crews exercised and Control tested.

3.0pm: “A” Group covered and secured. All other Guns manned. Fire control tested. Altered course N36E - log 361.3, zigzag 50 degrees.

6.8pm: Hvalsbak [Hvalsbakur] N20W(T) 5 miles.

Midnight: Brimnoes [Brimnes] N43W(T) 12 miles, altered course S26W, zigzag 50 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 317 miles]


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5 June 1916

Lat 64.2, Long -14.7

2.0am: All guns crews closed up. Fire control tested.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship as required. Boys scrubbed hammocks. Officer’s and men’s training classes at Instruction.

11.0am: All guns cleared away. “B” and “X” groups and 6 pounders manned. Communications tested.

Noon: Brimnoes N52W(T) 12 miles.

3.0pm: Altered course N36E - zigzag 50 degrees - log 86.3.

6.0pm: Hvalsbak N17W(T) 5.5 miles.

11.48pm: Brimnoes N50W(T) 14.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 315 miles]

[Noon temperature 38F, sea temperature 45F]


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6 June 1916

Lat 64.2, Long -14.6

2.0am: All guns cleared away. “A, B and X” groups and 6 pounders manned. Communications tested.

6.0am: 7000ft Peak N53W 25 miles.

9.0am: Altered course N36E - zigzag 50 degrees, log 25.1. Hands cleaning ship as required. All gun’s firing circuits tested by firing a tube.

0.12pm: Sighted large twin funnel steamer.

0.20pm: Close W/T [watertight] doors, altered course S35W, log 69. Alarm rung. Ship’s company to action stations.

0.31pm: Fired one Round 6” across her bows.

0.35pm: Work up to full speed. Manouvering. Fired second round 6”.

1.4pm: Boarding boat left ship for SS “Czaritza”.

1.23pm: Disperse from Action Stations. Open W/T doors.

2.0pm: Brimnoes N48W(T) 21 miles. Hoisted boarding boat. Half speed ahead.

2.4pm: Altered course N72E, zigzag 45 degrees.

6.0pm: Spoke HM Trawlers “Saxon” and “Arley”. Altered course North, log 25.1. 6.4pm - 6.10pm: Turned Circle.

6.6pm: Hvalsbak N28W(T) 4.5 miles.

8.30pm: Commenced zigzag 50 degrees - log 58.3.

Midnight: Brimnoes N39W(T) 16 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 318 miles]


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7 June 1916

Lat 63.4, Long -14.9

2.0am: All guns cleared away. Fire control tested. “B and X” groups and 6 pounders manned.

3.0am: Altered course N48W - log 41 0 zigzag 50 degrees.

8.57am: Altered course S35E - negative zigzag, log 16.7. Engines worked up to full speed. Officers at Revolver Practice.

10.5am: Altered course S10W - log 34.4. 10.10am: Action Stations. Closed W/T [watertight] doors.

10.26am: Stop both. Lat 63 22 N, Long 14 57 W.

10.35am: Lowered Boarding boat to Board SS “Kursk” (Russian).

11.5am: Disperse Action Stations.

11.25am: Hoisted Boarding boat. 11.27am: Half speed ahead both.

11.31am: Engines worked up to 68. Set course N61E - zigzag 23 degrees and Streamed log at 38.

Noon: 7000ft Peak N54W(T).

6.30pm: Hvalsbak N6W(T) 5.75 miles, altered course S34W - log 32.3, zigzag 50 degrees.

Midnight: Brimnoes N54W(T) 13 miles, altered course S37W - zigzag 50 degrees - log 85.4.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 295 miles]


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8 June 1916

Lat 64.2, Long -14.5

9.0am: Officers at Revolver Practice. Altered course N34E, zigzag 50 degrees, log 28.3.

9.20am: Men’s training classes at instruction, remainder of hands employed painting and as required.

1.0pm: Lat 64 9 N, Long 13 50 W. Sighted trawlers “Phoebe and Shakespeare”.

1.48pm: Housed log at 92.9 and commenced manouvering. 2 Pairs of Sea boots (leather) lost by accident.

2.3pm: Stopped and lowered boarding boat to board trawlers. All guns crews closed up and fire control tested.

3.0pm: Boarding boat returned and hoisted.

6.0pm: Hvalsbak N(T) 2 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 324 miles]


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9 June 1916

Lat 64.2, Long -14.4

Noon: Brimnoes N64W(T) 14.75 miles. Altered course S50E, log 74.4, zigzag 50 degrees.

5.0pm: Altered course N88E (negative zigzag) to intercept HMT's “Arley and Saxon”.

5.22pm: Commenced manouvering. Slow both.

5.35pm: Stop both. Captains of “Arley” and “Saxon” came onboard.

5.50pm: Surgeon boarded “Arley” to attend sick CPO. 1 CPO joined ship from “Arley” and placed on Sick list.

6.50pm: Half speed ahead. Worked up to 68 [revs]. Set course S49W - Streamed patent log 45.6.

6.50pm: Hvalsbak N67W(T) 10 miles.

Midnight: Brimnoes N49W 17.25 miles, altered course S43W - log 14.6 - zigzag 50 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 365 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 48F]


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10 June 1916

Lat 64.1, Long -14.5

6.0am: All guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Control tested. Guns sponged out and cleaned.

Midday: Brimnoes N50W(T) 14.25 miles, altered course S52E, zigzag 50 degrees, log 75.6.

5.38pm: Stopped to communicate with HMT “Arley”. Housed log 51.6.

5.58pm: Boat from “Arley” came alongside.

6.19pm: Half speed ahead. Parted company with Trawlers.

6.25pm: Hvalsbak N79W(T) 9 miles.

Midnight: Kamphorn N60W(T) 14.25 miles, altered course S37W, zigzag 50 degrees, log 27.2.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 305 miles]

[Barometric pressure high and rising, heavy dew in late evening]


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11 June 1916

Lat 64.1, Long -14.3

10.0am: Divisions, Captain’s Inspection, Divine Service, Captain’s Rounds.

Noon: Kamphorn N55W(T) 16.75 miles.

3.0pm: Altered course N35E - zigzag 50 degrees log 05.3. All guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Control tested.

5.31pm: Stop both. 5.45pm: Boats from “Arley” and “Saxon” came alongside.

7.0pm: Boats left ship.

7.4pm: Half speed ahead, work up to 68. All guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Control tested. Set course S84W, zigzag 50 degrees - log 33.7.

7.10pm: Hvalsbak N25W(T) 5.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 294 miles]

[Fog during am and at 4pm]


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12 June 1916

Lat 63.5, Long -15.8

9.0am: Officers at Signal Exercise. Mens training classes at instruction.

9.20am: Dropped target for Aiming Rifle Practice.

9.35am: Helm and engines as required to pick up and adjust target.

9.53am: Dropped target, course as required for Aiming Rifle practice.

10.0am: Commenced firing. 10.3am: Worked up to 68 [revs]. Hands employed as required.

10.50am: Finished firing, helm and engines as required to pick up target.

11.6am: Target aboard. 11.7am: Half speed ahead. Work up to 68.

11.10am: Shaped course S77W, zigzag 23 degrees, log 21.4.

11.40am: Rakartindur N47W(T), 34.5 miles.

5.0pm: Light Fog Banks.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 284 miles]

[Foggy from 5pm onwards, very thick from 8pm, barometric pressure relatively high, noon air and sea temperature 51F]


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13 June 1916

Lat 63.3, Long -16.3

3.45am: Fog dispersed

8.0am: 7000ft Peak N54W(T) 44.5 miles.

11.0am: All guns cleared away. “B and X” groups and 6 pounders manned. Control tested.

Noon: 7000ft Peak N16W(T) 43 miles. Altered course S79W - log 98.2, zigzag 50 degrees.

10.40pm: 7000ft Peak N70E(T) 60.25 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 283 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fog in early morning and through much of evening]


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14 June 1916

Lat 63.4, Long -15.8

7.0am: All guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Control tested. Guns sponged out and cleaned.

8.0am: 5094ft Peak N40W(T) 42.25 miles.

9.51am: Housed log 66.5. Manoeuvering.

9.53am: Fired One Round blank 6 pounder.

10.7am: Stopped. Boarding boat left ship for American Schooner "Gov Russell".

10.50am: Boat returned and hoisted. 10.53am: Half speed ahead. Work up to 68 [revs].

11.0am: 7000ft Peak N49W(T) 49 miles.

11.30am: Commenced zigzag 23 degrees - log 74.7.

1.20am: Watch employed painting. Boys to Instruction.

4.4pm: Stop both. Experiments with Target. Housed log 25.1.

4.12pm: Dropped Target. Helm and engine as required for towing target.

4.18pm: Stopped to pick up Target. 4.26pm: Half speed ahead. Work up to 68 [revs]. Streamed patent log. S78W Steady course.

5.37pm: Reduced to 45. Electric Log out of order.

7.17pm: Electric patent log repaired.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 296 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Foggy for most of pm]


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15 June 1916

Lat 63.6, Long -16.2

[Sounding from 4.0am to 6.0am]

10.6am: Altered course North to intercept “Arley” and “Saxon”, negative zigzag, log 48.6.

10.33am: Stop both. Dropped target. “Arley” taken target in tow.

10.53am: Engines worked up to 68 [revs]. Commenced manouvering for “towing-target practice”.

10.55am: 7000ft Peak N35W 38.5 miles.

0.5pm: Aiming rifle practice finished. 0.40pm: Hoisted in target.

1.10pm: Half speed ahead. Work to 68. Parted company with trawlers.

2.0pm: Ingolfshofdi N(T) 11 miles, altered course S59W, zigzag 23 degrees, log 59.6.

5.0pm: Zigzag 50 degrees, log 600.2.

8.20pm: Sighted floating object bearing NExE.

8.31pm: Turned circle - Boarding boat left to examine object which proved to be a cask of cod liver oil.

9.7pm: Engines work to 68. Streamed log. Resumed course N79E - zigzag 50 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 298 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Mist and fog for much of day, barometric pressure still relatively high]


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16 June 1916

Lat 63.5, Long -16.6

2.0am: Steady course N79E, reduced to 48 [revs], log 14.0.

3.0am: All guns cleared away, Crews exercised. Control tested.

[Sounding from 4.0am to 6.30am]

6.30am: Increased to 68, zigzag 50 degrees.

8.0am: Occasional fog banks.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 282 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Mist and fog all am, thick fog from 2am to 4am, noon air and sea temperature 49F]


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17 June 1916

Lat 63.6, Long -16.5

10.25am: Sighted “Ingolfshofdi” N62W(T).

11.9am: 7000ft Peak N27W(T) 22 miles.

1.30pm: “A” group covered and secured. “B and X” groups and 6 pounders manned. Crews exercised. Communications tested.

6.30pm: All guns except “A and B” groups cleared away, crews exercised. Control tested.

11.30pm: Wind shifted.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 321 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Mist and fog on and off in morning and late evening]


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18 June 1916

Lat 63.3, Long -16.4

8.0am: 5100ft Peak N35W(T) 37.5 miles.

9.5am: Turning circle, log 20.1. 9.35am: Resumed course S77W, zigzag 50 degrees, log 26.4.

10.0am: Divisions, Captain’s Inspection, Divine Service, Captain’s Rounds.

11.0am: All guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Control tested.

Noon: 5100ft Peak N7E(T) 56 miles.

10.20pm: Sighted 2 Trawlers, log 98.6.

10.45pm: Boat left ship for ST "Lord Lansdowne".

10.57pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

11.16pm: Altered course to intercept second Trawler.

11.28pm: Boat left ship for ST “Courser”. 11.43pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 310 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Temperature peaked at 53F at 4pm, sea temperature 51F]


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19 June 1916

Lat 63.4, Long -16.3

[Nothing much happened today but all the log entries are shown below, as an example:]

2.30am: All guns cleared away. “B and X” groups and 6 pounders manned. Communications tested.

4.30am: All guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Control tested.

6.30am: Routine. Altered course S77W - zigzag 50 degrees - log 92.8.

9.0am: Altered course N25E - log 25.8.

9.25pm: 7000ft Peak N46W(T) 39.25 miles.

9.50am: Altered course S78W - log 37.5.

10.0am: Commenced zigzag 50 degrees. Divisions and Prayers.

10.27am: 7000ft Peak N36W(T) 38 miles. Officers at Squad Drill. All guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Control tested.

11.15am: 7000ft Peak N25W(T) 39 miles.

1.20pm: Boys at Instructions. Spare hands of watch employed painting etc.

2.0pm: All guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Control tested.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Tested Alarms. Boys at Physical Drill.

6.0pm: Altered course N78E - log 48.4, zigzag 50 degrees.

7.30pm: All guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Control tested.

10.0pm: A” group covered and secured. All other guns cleared away, manned and fire control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 313 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind force 4 to 5 in pm, barometric pressure falling, noon air and sea temperature 51F]


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20 June 1916

Lat 63.3, Long -16.2

10.0am: 7000ft Peak N40W(T) 39.25 miles. Divisions and Prayers.

10.15am: Training classes at instruction. Remainder of hands employed painting etc.

10.50am: “A” group covered and secured. 11.9am: Covered “B” group.

7.0pm: “A” group covered and secured. “B” and “X” groups manned. Fire control tested.

9.10pm: Altered course N25E, zigzag 50 degrees - log 200.4. Darkened ship. “B” group covered and secured.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 317 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind increasing to force 7 in middle of day, from WNW, then reducing to force 5, dew and mist in early am, barometric pressure falling]


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21 June 1916

Lat 63.6, Long -17.0

[Course and Distance made good: Various 319 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Still patrolling to and fro, zigzagging most of the time, winds force 4 to 6 in am, 5 to 7 in pm, mostly westerly, misty through middle of day, barometric pressure still falling slowly]


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22 June 1916

Lat 63.5, Long -16.7

3.0am: “A” and “B” groups covered and secured. “X” group and 6 pounders manned. Crews exercised. Control tested.

5.30am: “B” group cleared away.

6.0am: Altered course N25E - zigzag 50 degrees - log 35.3.

10.36am: 7000ft Peak N1W - 45.5 miles.

Midday: 6700ft Peak N3E(T), 30.5 miles. Altered course S41W - zigzag 23 degrees, log 14.5.

1.20pm: Boys to instruction. Watch employed painting and scraping ship.

2.15pm: General Quarters. Closed WTD [watertight doors].

2.17pm: Fired one 6 pounder blank.

2.21pm: Manouvering. 2.26pm: Slow both. 2.47pm: Stop both.

2.50pm: Boarding boat left for Norwegian SS “Geis”.

3.0pm: Lat 63 4 N, Long 17 5 W. Disperse from GQs, open WTD.

3.40pm: Boarding boat returned. 3.45pm: Set course N34E, zigzag 50 degrees.

5.10pm: Sighted FAC [presumably French Armed Cruiser] “Artois” [previously HMS Digby].

5.36pm: 5100ft Peak N28E(T) 54.75 miles.

6.3pm: Slow both. Commenced manouvering.

6.7pm: Stop both. Boarding boat left for Norwegian SS “Polheira” [?]. 6.26pm: Lat 63 26 N, Long 7 19 W.

6.27pm: Boarding boat returned and hoisted.

6.28pm: Half speed ahead to communicate with “Artois”.

6.30pm: Boat from “Artois” came alongside. Officer boarded.

7.10pm: Boat returned.

7.12pm: Engines worked up to 68 [revs]. Parted company with “Artois”.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 315 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Barometric pressure rising, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 50F]


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23 June 1916

Lat 63.7, Long -16.5

3.25am: Housed patent log 85.3. Lat 63 35 N, Long 15 25 W.

3.34am: Fired One Round Blank 6 pounder.

3.35am: Stop. Helm and engines as required. Boarding Boat left ship for Danish Schooner "Omen".

3.50am: Boarding boat returned and hoisted.

4.2am: Half speed ahead. Set course N79E, zigzag 50 degrees, worked up to 68 [revs].

4.4am: Streamed log 85.3. All guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Control tested.

9.0am: Altered course N54W, zigzag 23 degrees - log 51.2.

3.0pm: Sighted 2 Vessels bearing WxS.

3.15pm: Signalled HMTs “Arley” and “Saxon”.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 295 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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24 June 1916

Lat 63.5, Long -16.1

1.35am: Sighted 2 vessels bearing NxE.

2.20am: Communicated with HMT's "Robert Smith" and "Walpole".

9.12am: 5100ft Peak N26W(T) 30 miles x Brimnoes N32E(T).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 320 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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25 June 1916

Lat 63.7, Long -13.1

2.0am: All guns brought to the “ready”. Lookouts doubled. Control tested.

6.0am: Altered course N27E - zigzag 23 degrees - log 53.9. All guns at “Ready”. Crews exercised. Control tested.

7.12am: Stoksnes [Stokksnes] Point N75W(T). 7.13am: Altered course S26E, zigzag 40 degrees - log 70.3.

10.0am: Divisions, Captain’s Inspection, Divine Service, Captain’s Rounds.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 322 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 50F]


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26 June 1916

From Patrol to Northern Base and at Sea

Lat 61.2, Long -5.3

[Sounding from 4.30am to 7.50am]

7.1am: Observed High land on Port Bow.

8.17am: Sumbo Light House N80W(T) 4.5 miles.

8.40am: Munken Rock N(T) 3.5 miles.

[Sounding from 7.30pm to 10.30pm]

10.3pm: Ve [?] Skerries S70E, 2.5 miles.

10.55pm: Esha Ness Light S49E(T) 3.5 miles.

11.5pm: Switched on Navigation Lights. Challenged HMTBD "Leopard" and HMS "Victorian", received correct reply.

11.10pm: Switched off Navigation Lights.

Midnight: Passed Muckle Roe Light, Housed patent log 20.7. Half speed ahead.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 332 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Coal remaining 1510 tons]

[Mist and fog until 4pm]


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27 June 1916

At Northern Base [aka Busta Voe]

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

0.3am: Helm and engines as required. Switched on Navigation Lights.

0.10am: Passed Boom.

0.25am: Stop both. Switched off Navigation Lights. 0.27am: Let go Starboard anchor 60 fathoms. Half speed astern. Helm and engines as required.

0.55am: Weighed anchor. 1.0am: Let go 60 fathoms. Finished with engines.

5.30am: Routine. 6.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

6.10am: Collier “Semantha” came alongside Starboard Side.

6.20am: Collier “Dalewood” came alongside Port Side.

7.20am: Coaling party arrived from HMS “Gibralter” [sic - Gibraltar].

8.45am: Commenced coaling.

6.10pm: Finished coaling for the day.

6.15pm: Coaling party left for “Gibralter”.

10.0pm: DSB [Duty Steam Boat] moored astern. Crew accommodated onboard ship.

10.10pm: HMS “Motagua” sailed.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 173 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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28 June 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

7.30am: Coaling party arrived from “Gibralter” [sic].

8.0am: Hands employed coaling ship.

6.0pm: Finished coaling.

6.45pm: Collier “Dalewood” cast off.

8.5pm: Collier “Semantha” cast off.

9.5pm: HMS “LEOPARD” sailed.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Coal remaining 1487 tons, Received 1800 tons, Total 2787 tons]

[Misty all pm]


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29 June 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

1.25am: HMS “Patia” arrived.

2.15am: HMS “St Claire” arrived. [Probably HMT St Clair]

1.0pm: Gave leave to Port watch and Second Part Starboard watch until 7.0pm.

5.0pm: Liberty men returned onboard.

9.50pm: HMTBD “Leopard” sailed.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Rain during pm]


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30 June 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

6.30am: HMS “Fiona” arrived.

1.20pm: First Part port watch employed about boats. Leave from 1.30pm to 5.30pm for Starboard Watch and Second Part of Port.

5.50pm: Liberty men returned onboard.

6.0pm: HMS “Fiona” proceeded out of Harbour.

7.0pm: Hands employed securing Sea Boats.

8.55pm: Darkened ship. Draught 21’ 6” Forward, 23’ 8” Aft.

9.55pm: Shortened in Cable. 10.05pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded. Engines and helm as required. Switched on Navigation Lights.

10.20pm: Half speed ahead. 10.23pm: Passed Boom.

10.24pm: Worked up to 70 [revs]. 10.28pm: Switched off Navigation Lights.

10.33pm: Passed Muckle Roe Light. 10.34pm: Streamed Patent Log at 8120.7.

11.3pm: Challenged HMS "Mantua", received correct reply.

11.6pm: Esha Ness Light N(T) 4 miles.

11.28pm: Commenced zigzag 34 degrees, log 31.5.

[Rain in early am, mist for much of pm, noon temperature 55F]



LOGS FOR JULY 1916


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[Front page of Copy of Log for July 1916, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Blank page]

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[Page not filled in]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 July 1916

Lat 61.3, Long -6.5

[Course and Distance made good: Various 190 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Log just records routine activity, positions and changes in course and zigzag. Mist and fog through middle of day and in late evening, noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 49F]


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2 July 1916

Lat 60.0, Long -12.9

7.15am: Sighted HMS "Teutonic".

7.34am: Stop both - Manoeuvering. 7.40am: Boarding boat left for “Teutonic”.

8.18am: Stopped to pick up Boarding boat. 8.20am: Boarding boat returned and hoisted.

8.21am: Half speed ahead. Work up to 68 [revs].

8.27am: Set course S60W - log 68.4.

Noon: Altered course S51W - log 8616.2, zigzag 23 degrees.

3.48pm: Exchanged pendants with HMS “Motagua”.

5.30pm: Altered course S87W - zigzag 34 degrees - log 89.1.

7.0pm: Altered course S88E - log 08.8, zigzag 50 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 326 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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3 July 1916

Lat 59.2, Long -12.3

4.0pm: Exercised General Quarters. Closed W/T [watertight] doors. Out collision mat. Rove hand steering gear for evolution.

4.20pm: Increased to full speed. 4.25pm: Stop engines. 4.26pm: Housed log 25.5.

4.35pm: Secure. Disperse. 4.40pm: Engines to half speed. Worked up to 68 [revs]. Resumed course N87W.

5.0pm: Turned circle to pick up signal flags.

8.0pm: Monthly issue of soap and tobacco to ship’s company.

9.0pm: Communicated with Oiler “San Nazario”. Ordered to proceed.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 312 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 5 all day, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 52F]


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4 July 1916

Lat 59.3, Long -12.3

0.5am: Altered course S28E - log 79.4 to intercept steamer.

0.10am: Switched on Navigation Lights. 0.14am: Switched them off.

1.14am: Boarding boat left ship for Russian SS "Nomni". Engines and helm as required.

1.58am: Stopped to pick up Boarding boat. 2.2am: Boarding boat hoisted. 2.8am: Half speed ahead, work up to 68 [revs], set course S88E - zigzag 50 degrees. Streamed patent log.

7.4am: Altered course N87W to intercept SS "Devona", log 55.8.

7.22am: Altered course N84E, log 59.3. Fired one round blank 6 pounder.

7.39am: Boarding boat left for British SS “Devona”. Half speed ahead - Manoeuvering.

8.25am: Stopped. Boat returned and hoisted.

4.30pm: Sighted steamer.

4.39pm: Altered course S18E - log 67.6. Swedish SS "Favea" flying correct flag, allowed to proceed.

8.05pm: Communicated with HMS “Gloucestershire”.

Midnight: Altered course N65E, zigzag 34 degrees, log 62.4.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 293 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Misty through middle of day]


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5 July 1916

Lat 59.7, Long -12.7

[Course and Distance made good: Various 316 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Weather unremarkable and nothing of note in log as ship patrolled to and fro]


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6 July 1916

Lat 59.4, Long -14.6

1.0pm: Hands employed painting ship. Boys overhauling clews and lashings.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 316 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Another quiet day on patrol, with all guns manned]


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7 July 1916

Lat 60.2, Long -10.5

[Course and Distance made good: Various 319 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Another day when nothing happened]


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8 July 1916

Lat 59.8, Long -14.7

[Course and Distance made good: Various 319 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Still zigzagging to and fro, noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 54F]


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9 July 1916

Lat 59.8, Long -14.7

[Course and Distance made good: Various 310 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Rain most of am, wind force 4 to 6 in am, force 5 to 6 in pm, from N and NNW, sea state becoming rough later on]


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10 July 1916

Lat 60.2, Long -13.5

4.35am: Fired one Round (live) Port 6 pounder.

5.19am: Altered course S25W - log 96.8. Fired 1 Round blank 6 pounder - Manoeuvering.

5.30am: Log housed 98.7. Half speed ahead - Half speed astern. Boarding boat left ship for British SS "EREMONA”. Half speed ahead.

6.34am: Stop both. Boarding boat returned and hoisted. 6.40am: Half speed ahead. Resumed zigzag.

8.0am: Moderate Northerly swell.

9.10am: Altered course N32W. Sighted steamer.

10.50am: Stopped. 10.51am: Port sea boat left ship for Danish SS "Helmer Marck" (with Armed Guard, Mr Morrison in charge).

10.52am: Half speed ahead. Manoeuvering. All guns cleared away and manned. Crew exercised. Control tested.

0.3pm: Stop both. Boarding boat returned and hoisted.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 287 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Wind variable in force during day, generally from N, misty on and off, noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 51F]


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11 July 1916

Lat 59.6, Long -14.6

4.45am: Sighted HMS "Hilary" bearing NE.

4.50am: Sighted Vessel bearing NNE.

5.15am: Altered course N25E - log 25 to intercept vessel.

6.0am: Stop both. All guns cleared away, crews exercised. Control tested. Lat 60 16 N, Long 13 11W.

6.02am: Boat left ship for Danish schooner "Concordia".

6.34am: Boat returned and hoisted.

6.38am: Set course S83W - zigzag 40 degrees. Streamed log.

8.30am: Zigzag 50 degrees, log 52.

9.20am: Altered course S55W - log 62, zigzag 34 degrees.

10.0am: Divisions. Prayers. Carry on painting.

11.45am: Challenged HMS “Motagua”.

1.0pm: Sighted Vessel.

2.0pm: Challenged. Received correct reply from HMS "Otway".

2.35pm: Stopped. Boarding Boat left for Admiralty Collier 854 "Groeswen".

3.2pm: Stopped. Boarding boat returned and hoisted.

3.7pm: Half speed ahead. Streamed log 31.1. Set course S57W, zigzag 34 degrees, advanced to 68. All guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 252 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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12 July 1916

Lat 60.5, Long -9.0

6.30pm: Altered course S52E, zigzag 23 degrees, log 91.5 to communicate with HMS Changuinola and Norwegian SS "Albr W Selmer" [shown in HMS Changuinola log as “AW Selmer”].

7.15pm: Changuinola altered course to intercept Dutch SS "Maasdyjk".

7.20pm: Lat 59 52 N, Long 9 47 W. Sea boat left with Marine Armed Guard (Sub Lieutenant Preddy) for Albr W Selmer.

7.30pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted. 7.35pm: Engines worked up to 68, finished manoeuvering, set course N55E, zigzag 40 degrees. Streamed log 01.3.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 310 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Misty for much of am, noon sea and air temperature 52F]


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13 July 1916

Lat 60.5, Long -9.1

6.0am: Altered course S82W - zigzag 50 degrees - log 55.7.

1.20pm: Boys at Seamanship. RNR Stokers at Field Exercise. Spare hands of watch, employed painting out boats.

Midnight: Altered course N83E, zigzag 45 degrees - log 67.2.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 308 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind force 4 or 5 all day, rain for part of am, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 51F]


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14 July 1916

Lat 60.1, Long -9.7

1.35am: Sighted vessel bearing SE.

1.40am: Altered course S21W to intercept steamer, log 89.

2.22am: Boat left ship for Norwegian SS "KNUT HAMSUN".

3.25am: Boat returned and hoisted. 3.26am: Half speed ahead, work up to 68 [revs], set course N83E, zigzag 45 [degrees]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 299 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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15 July 1916

From Patrol to Loch Ewe

Lat 59.8, Long -9.0

[Course and Distance made good: Various 316 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Mist and thick fog from 10am]


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16 July 1916

From Patrol to Loch Ewe and return to Patrol [It is unusual for the location to be specified in the log at this date]

Lat 57.8, Long -5.6

[Sounding frequently from 1.0am to 6.5am]

6.7am: Altered course S30E - log 20.7. Observed land Starboard Bow.

6.30am: Tolsta Head S15W(T) x Braga Rock S78W(T).

6.40am: Advance to 68, commenced zigzag 34 degrees - log 26.7.

10.37am: Half speed ahead both. Helm as required for entering Harbour.

11.10am: Passed Boom. Helm and engines as required.

11.35am: Let go Port Anchor in 10 fathoms with 45 fathoms cable.

Noon: SMO [Senior Medical Officer] “Aultbea” arrived on board. [Aultbea is a small fishing village on the shores of Loch Ewe in the North West Highlands of Scotland]

0.20pm: Lowered Port Sea boat with Midshipman RNO Marshall RN for conveyance to Sick Quarters at Aultbea. First Lieutenant in charge. Transferred to Drifter, thence to shore.

1.15pm: First Lieutenant and party returned onboard. 1.20pm: Hoisted Port sea boat.

1.55pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded to sea. Helm and engines as required.

2.12pm: Passed boom. 2.23pm: Advanced to 68 [revs].

3.10pm: Commenced zigzag 34 degrees. All guns cleared away and manned. Control tested.

4.40pm: Tiumpan Head W(T) 3.2 miles, log 97.3.

6.6pm: Butt of Lewis Light House S38W(T) 2 miles, log 17.7

6.30pm: Commenced zigzag 35 degrees, course N53W - log 23.3.

10.35pm: Sighted HMS "Moldavia" bearing NxE. 10.36pm: Challenged and received correct reply.

11.15pm: Boat came alongside from “Moldavia”. Midshipman Morrison and Armed Guard rejoined ship.

11.20pm: Boat left ship.

11.30pm: Half speed ahead. Work up to 75 [revs]. Set course S76W, zigzag 37 degrees. Parted company with “Moldavia”.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 253 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fog and mist until 6pm]


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17 July 1916

Lat 57.5, Long -11.8

4.0am: Heavy Swell.

7.0am: NW Swell.

8.0am: NW Swell.

3.30pm: NW Swell.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 304 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind force 4 or 5 all day, from W and NW, noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 56F]


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18 July 1916

Lat 57.5, Long -12.2

6.30am: “A” group covered and secured. “B” and “X” groups and 6 pounders manned.

10.20am: Hands employed painting and as required. All guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Control tested.

11.43am: Sighted steamer. 11.47am: Altered course N75W - log 74 to intercept steamer.

0.10pm: Spoke British SS "Denby Grange" and Escort.

9.10pm: Commenced zigzag 40 degrees - log 87.5.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 311 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Winds mostly from WSW and WNW, force 5 or 6 with mist and fog on and off for most of day, noon air and sea temperature 55F]


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19 July 1916

From Patrol to Southern Base and at Sea

Lat 55.4, Long -9.6

[Sounding frequently from 11.0am to 10.30pm]

10.33pm: Observed Whistle buoy Light S34W(T).

10.58pm: Dunagree Light S42W(T) x Port Stewart Lights S32E(T).

11.50pm: Altered course N60W. Switched on Navigation Lights.

11.59pm: Switched off Navigation Lights.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 295 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Mist and fog, thick at times, for much of day]


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20 July 1916

From Patrol to Southern Base and at Sea

Lat 53.9, Long -4.3

0.18am: Switched on Navigation Lights. 0.29am: Switched off Navigation Lights.

1.34am: Switched on Navigation Lights. 1.36am: Off Navigation Lights.

2.0am: Altered course S83W - log 26, Dunagree Head Light S64W(T) x Inishtrahull Light N80W(T).

3.14am: Bull Point N(T) 1.5 miles.

3.35am: Fair Head S(T) 1 mile.

6.38am: Maidens Buoy S59W(T) 3 miles.

8.33am: Skulmartin S86W(T) 2 miles.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing ship for entering Harbour.

9.03am: South Rock Light Vessel S86W(T) 2.5 miles.

10.48am: Chicken Rock Light House N(T) 1.2 miles, log 43.4.

2.2pm: Housed log 98.2.

2.8pm: Passed Bar Light Vessel. All guns cleared away and manned. Manoeuvering.

2.35pm: Picked up Pilot. 2.37pm: Proceeded up River.

2.47pm: Passed Formby Light Vessel. 3.17pm: Passed Rock Light House.

3.28pm: Let go Starboard anchor, 75 [fathoms of cable] in the water.

3.40pm: Clocks advanced 1 hour. Draught 17’ 3” Forward, 23’ 5” Aft.

6.0pm: Ship’s company received pay.

9.0pm: Leave for Port Watch from 20th pm to 8.0am 25th.

9.30pm: Liberty men left ship.

[Course and Distance made good: blank]

[Coal remaining 1112 tons]

[Mist and fog until 8am]


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21 July 1916

At Southern Base [aka Liverpool/Birkenhead]

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.30am: Special Dutymen to stations. Hands prepare for entering dock.

2.20am: Shorten in Cable. 2.30am: Weighed anchor.

4.0am: Proceeded through Alfred Dock Lock. 4.10am: Secured in Alfred Dock.

6.25am: Proceeded on to West Float (Northern Side).

7.40am: Ship secured. Finished with engines.

8.5am: Coal lighters arrived alongside.

8.40am: Pilot left ship.

9.0am: Hands employed securing ship as required. 5 Seamen left for RNB Chatham.

9.30am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

10.15am: Commenced coaling.

0.30pm: Barrett, Boy discharged to Birkenhead Hospital.

1.30pm: Gave leave Second Part Starboard watch from 1.30pm till 7.0am. Leave to Boys till 9.0pm. Landed Liberty men and boys.

9.0pm: Boys returned from leave.

9.30pm: Finished coaling for day.

[Noon temperature 64F]


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22 July 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Ship hauled off Quay to allow lighters inside.

7.0am: Resumed coaling. Liberty men returned onboard. Hands employed painting ship etc as required.

8.30am: 1 AB and 1 Private RMLI joined ship from Chatham.

Noon: Gave leave to First Part of watch from 1.30 to 7.0am. Boys to 9pm.

0.30pm: One PO discharged to Chatham.

1.10pm: Dental Party returned onboard.

1.30pm: Liberty men and boys landed.

3.45pm: Stop coaling. Starboard lighters moved astern. Ship made fast alongside jetty.

5.0pm: Liberty men fall in.

9.0pm: Rounds correct. Boys returned.

[Noon temperature 70F]


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23 July 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Liberty men returned onboard.

9.30am: Church party marched ashore to Divine Service.

11.50am: Church Party returned onboard.

1.0pm: Church party returned.

1.30pm: Leave for Second Part Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Boys 9.0pm.

9.0pm: Boys returned onboard.


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24 July 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands employed breasting ship off quay to haul coal lighters inside.

7.0am: Resumed coaling. Liberty men returned.

1.30pm: Leave for Boys till 9.0pm. 1 Marine left ship for RM Depot Chatham.

2.0pm: Hands employed landing stores etc.

5.0pm: Leave for Second Part of watch till 7.0am.

6.0pm: Liberty men fall in.

9.0pm: Boys returned off leave.


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25 July 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands employed shifting ship. Crane came alongside. 7.0am: Ship secured.

8.0am: Port Watch returned from leave. Starboard Watch clean.

9.30am: Starboard watch proceeded on leave. Hands employed returning stores.

1.15pm: 14 Boys proceeded in shore with Chaplain.

2.0pm: Hands employed with stores.

2.30pm: 4 Seaman ratings joined ship from Depot.

5.0pm: Leave to Part of Port Watch till 7.0am.


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26 July 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.0am: Hands employed securing ship and working Gunner’s Stores.

1.20pm: Hands employed drawing ammunition, stores and as required. Leave to Boys.

4.40pm: Finished coaling. Received 2555 [tons].

5.0pm: 9 Ordinary Seamen left for Chatham.

Gave leave to parts of watch from 6pm till 7.0am.

[Coal remaining: Received 2555; 3613 Total]

[Fog and mist in am, noon temperature 58F]


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27 July 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship, drawing stores and as required.

11.0am: 1 Ordinary Seaman joined ship from Chatham Barracks.

4.0pm: Usual night leave to Second part of watch.

7.0pm: First Part of watch took in bedding.

11.0pm: Midshipman ER Lingen-Burton RNR joined ship’s company.


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28 July 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: 10 Boys First class joined ship from Chatham. Hands employed provisioning ship and as required.

1.20pm: Hands fall in. Employed getting stores onboard.

3.30pm: First Part of watch clear up decks.

5.0pm to 7.0am Leave to Part of Watch. Second Part getting stores onboard.


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29 July 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands employed getting stores on board. Preparing ship for sea etc.

4.0pm: Night leave to Boys.

6.0pm: Leave to Watch till Midnight.


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30 July 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

9.0am: Clocks corrected to GMT.

8.35am GMT: Tugs made fast. Cast off and proceeded through East Float to Alfred Dock.

9.30am: Made fast in Alfred Dock.

10.40am: Cast off and proceeded to anchorage in River. Helm and engines as required.

11.15am: Let go Port anchor in 8 fathoms, 60 fathoms in the water.

7.0pm: [Anchor bearings] Rock Light N56W - North Wall N59E (Mag).

Draught 24’ 9” Forward 24’ 9” Aft.

10.05pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded. Helm and engines as required.

10.15pm: Switched on Navigation Lights.

11.13pm: Passed Formby Light Vessel.

11.37pm: Passed Bar Light Vessel. Streamed Patent Log. Worked up to 80 [revs]. Set course N48W. Switched off Navigation Lights.


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31 July 1916

Lat 55.3, Long -6.6

1.0am: All guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Control tested.

4.0am: Chicken Rock N85E - 3.5 miles.

6.0am: South Rock Light Vessel S71W(T), 2.75 miles. Altered course N5E, log 98, zigzag.

6.32am: Skulmartin Light Vessel W(T) 3 miles.

7.30am: Mew Island Light House S61W(T) 4 miles. Altered course N15W - log 21.5, zigzag.

8.50am: Maidens S87W(T) 2.9 miles.

11.10am: Resumed zigzag, log 180. Bull Point N(T) 2 miles. All guns cleared away and manned. Control tested.

Noon: Dunline Castle S5W(T) x Fair Head S71E.

1.35pm: Inishtrahull Light House N(T) 1.5 miles.

4.0pm: Altered course N70W, zigzag 35 degrees - log 57.2.

4.3pm: Tory Island Light House S(T) 2.6 miles.

7.0pm: Reduced to 75, resumed zigzag (Type III), log 04.9.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 207 miles]

[Wind increasing in evening, up to force 7 at midnight, from SW, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 58F]



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916


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[Cover of Copy of Log for August 1916, signed by Navigation Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 August 1916

Lat 57.2, Long -11.9

2.0am: “A” group secured. All other guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Control tested.

3.30am: Commenced zigzag 35 degrees - log 16.3.

6.30am: 3 pairs sea boots and 2 oil skin suits lost by accident.

11.30am: All guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Fire control tested.

3.0pm: “A” group secured. Remainder cleared away. Crews exercised. Control tested.

6.0pm: “B” Group covered. “A” group secured. Remainder cleared away. Crews exercised. Control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 333 miles]

[Wind force 8 with rain at 1 and 2am, thereafter wind force 4 to 6, westerly, sea state mostly rough]


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2 August 1916

Lat 61.9, Long -12.3

2.0am: “A” group covered and secured. Remainder cleared away and manned. Control tested.

4.0am: Commenced zigzag 35 degrees - log 29.6.

6.0am: “A” group cleared away. Crews exercised of remainder. Control tested.

10.0am: Altered course N22E, zigzag 23 degrees, log 07.1. Divisions and Prayers.

2.0pm: All guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Fire control tested.

5.0pm: Monthly issue of soap and tobacco to ship’s company.

8.27pm: Sighted HMS "Hildebrand" bearing NxW.

9.3pm: Starboard sea boat left for “Hildebrand”.

9.29pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted. 9.30pm: Half speed ahead. Work up to 68 [revs]. Set course S17E.

10.0pm: Altered course S54E, zigzag 23 degrees - log 58.4.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 306 miles]

[Wind force 5 to 6 for most of am, then lighter until evening, noon temperature 54F for air and sea]


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3 August 1916

Lat 63.0, Long -9.9

4.0am: Altered course N1E, zigzag 50 degrees - log 37.

2.0pm: High NW Swell.

4.0pm: High NW Swell.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 310 miles]

[Apart from this log records routine matters while on patrol, zigzagging to and fro, with all guns cleared away]


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4 August 1916

Lat 63.1, Long -9.6

Midnight: Altered course N9W - log 94.6, zigzag 50 degrees. Switched on Navigation Lights.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 310 miles]

[Another routine day, mostly zigzagging 50 degrees with all guns cleared away, wind force 5 from 9am to 8pm, mist and fog from midday onwards]


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5 August 1916

Lat 63.1, Long -8.7

2.0am: “A” group and P2 covered and secured. All other guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Control tested.

3.0am: Switched off Navigation Lights.

6.0am: All guns cleared away. Crews exercised, control tested. Altered course S4E - zigzag 50 degrees - log 68.

9.0am: Hands fall in. Usual Saturday routine.

1.10pm: Reduced to (35 degrees zigzag).

3.20pm: Sighted HMS "Alsatian". Challenged received correct reply.

3.55pm: Boarding boat left ship with Captain for “Alsatian”.

4.30pm: Commenced zigzag 2 points, log 96.7.

5.30pm: Manoeuvering to pick up boat. 5.53pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

6.0pm: Set course N2E - log 09.5. 6.30pm: Altered course N38W - zigzag 35 degrees - log 15.9.

Midnight: Westerly swell.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 297 miles]

[Noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 50F]


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6 August 1916

Lat 63.5, Long -8.9

1.0am: Altered course S32E - log 900, zigzag 40 degrees.

3.0am: Altered course N7W - zigzag 50 degrees - log 25.9.

7.21am: Altered course S20E. Housed log 81.7.

7.33am: Boat left ship for Danish Sailing Trawler "Livingstone".

8.10am: Boat returned and hoisted.

8.14am: Half speed ahead, work up to 68. Set course S43W, zigzag 50 degrees.

10.0am: Divisions, Captain’s Inspection, Divine Service, Captain’s Rounds. Published Banns of Marriage between Gertrude Maud Day, Spinster and George Mawson, Batchelor, Engineer Lieutenant.

11.0am: All guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Control tested.

11.40am: Housed log 21. Intercepted Danish Sailing Trawler "Morning Star" flying correct flag of day.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 289 miles]

[Mist and fog for much of the day, thick fog in late evening, barometric pressure relatively high]


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7 August 1916

Lat 63.3, Long -8.8

[Course and Distance made good: Various 246 miles]

[Log notes routine matters on patrol. Mist and fog, very thick at times, all the day, with winds force 3 to 5, air and sea temperature 51F at noon]


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8 August 1916

Lat 63.3, Long -8.7

0.41pm: Lat [sun] 63 23 N. Sighted steamer bearing S60E.

0.46pm: Altered course S70E - log 37, to intercept steamer.

1.10pm: General Quarters.

1.23pm: Fired 1 6 pounder Blank. Closed WTD [watertight doors].

1.44pm: Boarding boat left ship for Norwegian SS "Active". Half speed ahead.

2.27pm: Disperse. 2.32pm: Boat returned and hoisted. Finished manoeuvering.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 258 miles]

[Fog, very thick at times, for most of day]


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9 August 1916

Lat 63.3, Long -8.1

8.0pm - 8.12pm: Challenged - Received correct reply from HMS “Alsatian”. Reduced to 70 [revs], log 82.2.

8.39pm: Altered course S75W - log 87.8. 8.40pm: Advance to 75. Station astern of Flag Ship.

8.53pm: Altered course NNW, zigzag 2 points, log 91.6.

9.21pm - 10.30pm: Engines various, course N3W 1 mile. Engaged in transferring 7 Armed Guards from Flagship (Flagship’s boats).

10.30pm: Armed Guards on board ([HMSs] Hildebrand, Gloucestershire, Hilary and T [Trawler] Arley), Work up to 68 [revs] set course North, zigzag 2 points, Streamed log 95.3.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 252 miles]

[Mist and fog on and off all day, barometric pressure relatively high and stable, noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 52F]


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10 August 1916

Lat 65.7, Long -12.6

[Sounding at 7.0am and 8.0am]

8.49am: Altered course SE, log 18.4 to intercept HMS “Hildebrand”.

9.23am: Lowered Port Sea boat and discharged 3 Armed Guards to “Hildebrand”.

9.45am: Sea boat returned and hoisted.

9.47am: Half speed ahead, set course North, zigzag 2 points, streamed log 21.4, advanced to 68 [revs] and parted company with HMS “Hildebrand”.

10.50am: Observed Kogur N85W(T).

11.0am: Intercepted Norwegian SS “Sondbringess” [?] with Armed Guard.

4.20pm: Langanaes [Langanes] W(T) 14.5 miles.

4.55pm: Port Sea boat left for HMS “Gloucestershire” with 2 Armed Guards.

5.25pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

6.13pm: Altered course to intercept HMT “Arley”. Housed log 22.

6.19pm: Stopped. Captain “Arley” repaired on board. 1 Armed Guard discharged to “Arley”.

7.32pm: Half speed ahead. Work up to 68 [revs].

7.45pm: Set course N27E - zigzag 50 degrees. Streamed log.

8.36pm: Altered course S43W, zigzag 2 points - log 29.8 to intercept steamer.

9.6pm: Langanaes S49W(T) 4.5 miles.

9.35pm: Stop. Boarding boat left for Norwegian SS "Dina Lea". 1 Armed Guard placed on board. “Saxon” (Sub Lieutenant Anderson).

9.36pm: Manoeuvering.

10.29pm: Boarding boat returned and hoisted.

10.34pm: Langanaes N87W(T). Half speed ahead. Advance to 68. Set course N27E, zigzag 50 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 276 miles]

[Mist and fog during am]


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11 August 1916

Lat 67.2, Long -14.2

[Course and Distance made good: Various 239 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fog, sometimes thick, for much of the day, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 50F]


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12 August 1916

Lat 66.7, Long -14.2

8.0am: Altered course S26W - log 55.9, zigzag 50 degrees. “A” group covered and secured. All other guns manned.

[Sounding from 10.2am to 1.0pm]

0.42pm: Observed land S43W(T).

1.26pm: Langanaes Light House S(T) 3.25 miles, altered course N28E, zigzag 50 degrees - log 21.8.

10.30pm: All guns except “A” group cleared away. Crews exercised. Control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 223 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[South and south easterly wind force 4 to 7 in am, force 4 to 6 in pm, fog and mist on and off for most of day]


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13 August 1916

Lat 66.7, Long -14.4

3.30am: “B” group covered and trained on beam.

5.0am: All guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Control tested.

[Sounding from 9.0am to 0.30pm and at 11.0pm]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 227 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Mist and fog, very thick at times, throughout the day, air and sea temperature 48F throughout pm]


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14 August 1916

Lat 66.7, Long -15.0

[Sounding at 0.30am and from 8.0am to 1.45pm]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 201 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Another very foggy day, patrolling to and fro]


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15 August 1916

Lat 66.5, Long -14.3

[Sounding from 8.22am to 1.20pm and from 6.12pm to midnight]

11.53am: Langanaes [Langanes] S57W(T) approximately 6 miles.

0.10pm: Boat from “Arley” came alongside.

0.30pm: Armourer left ship for “Arley”.

1.5pm: Marine Armed Guard for “Hilary” (Sub Lieutenant Coleman) onboard, also Armourer returned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 257 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fog on and off for much of the day, very thick in evening, noon air and sea temperature 50F]


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16 August 1916

Lat 66.5, Long -19.6

[Sounding about every 30 minutes from 0.30am to 10.45am and 1.30pm to 4.0 pm]

11.45am: Port sea boat left for “Hilary”.

Noon: Boat returned and hoisted.

0.10pm: Half speed ahead at 40. Set course S55E. Streamed log, finished manoeuvering.

4.14pm: Helm and engines as required for entering harbour.

4.57pm: Let go Port anchor with 60 fathoms cable in 17 fathoms. [Anchor bearings] Hut on Siglunaese [Siglunes] S68E(T) x West side of Fiord S20E(T) x Skieriavig [?] S35W(T).

5.10pm: Boarding boat left ship with Captain, Engineer Commander, First Lieutenant, Secretary and Sub Lieutenant Bullock to visit HBM Vice Consul at Siglefiord [Northern Iceland, Lat 66.2, Long -18.9].

8.55pm: Boarding boat returned and hoisted.

9.5pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded. 9.9pm: Set course North. Half speed ahead at 45 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 183 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fog, very thick at times, all day, noon air and sea temperature 47F]


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17 August 1916

Lat 66.5, Long -14.6

8.35am: Observed Langanaes {Langanes] S11E(T), streamed log 47.2.

9.14am: Stop both - Commenced manoeuvering. 9.20am: Cutter from HMS "Andes" came alongside with Captain.

10.22am: Langanaes S34E(T) 10.5 miles.

10.50am: Boarding boat left with Captain of “Andes”.

11.0am: Boarding boat returned and hoisted.

11.8am: Streamed log. Engines to 68, set course S45E. Parted company with HMS “Andes”.

0.9pm: Langanaes S7W(T) 3.5 miles.

1.35pm: Manoeuvering.

1.50pm: Boarding boat left for Norwegian SS "Avance", Lat 66 42 N, Long 14 29 W.

2.12pm: Boarding boat returned and hoisted.

2.15pm: Resumed course and zigzag. “Avance” proceeded under Armed Guard (Midshipman Lunt in charge).

7.0pm: Boat arrived alongside with Captain T [HM Trawler] "Saxon".

7.27pm: “Saxon’s” boat left ship. 7.28pm: Half speed ahead. Set course S40E, zigzag 50 degrees, work up to 68 [revs]. Bent new log line.

7.54pm: Streamed patent log.

8.43pm: Langanaes Light House S(T) 3.25 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 200 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fog or mist early and late in day, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 48F]


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18 August 1916

Lat 66.4, Long -14.5

10.2am: Stop. 10.5am: Dropped target to carry out 1” Aiming Rifle Practice.

10.17am: Half speed ahead work up to 68. Set course S4W, zigzag 2 points. 1 Grapnel lost by accident while hauling in Target.

11.59am: Stopped to board sailing vessel.

Noon: Langanaes S(T) 3 miles.

0.5pm: Norwegian SV "Stanley" proceeded, flying correct flag.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 273 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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19 August 1916

Lat 66.5, Long -14.7

9.15am: Sighted HMT Walpole bearing SW.

9.44am: Langanaes S19E(T) 4 miles.

9.50am: Manoeuvering. Helm and engines as required.

10.5am: Boat arrived alongside with Captain of Walpole. All guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Control tested.

11.25am: Captain of “Walpole” left ship.

11.30am: Set course N40W - zigzag 50 degrees.

Noon: Langanaes S36E(T) x Brimnoes S30W(T).

7.30pm: Langanaes Light House S67W 3.1 miles - altered course N27E, zigzag 50 degrees - log 17.6.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 282 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Mist and fog on and off during day]


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20 August 1916

Lat 65.7, Long -13.7

4.0am: Altered course S23W, zigzag 23 degrees, log 25.6.

5.25am: Exchanged pendants with HMS "Ebro".

6.14am: Starboard Sea boat left with Lieutenant Applebe and Surgeon for HMS “Ebro”.

6.40am: Boat returned with cot case and hoisted.

6.50am: Set course S15W, zigzag 2 points. Streamed log 52.2. Parted Company with HMS “Ebro”.

8.0am: Langanaes [Langanes] Light House S26W(T) x Svinaleikiar Tange [probably Svinalaekjartangi] S72W.

8.20am: Langanaes Light House W(T) 2.9 miles.

10.0am: Divisions, Captain’s inspection, Divine Service, Captain’s Rounds. Published Banns of Marriage between Gertrude Maud Day, Spinster, and George Mawson, Batchelor, Engineer Lieutenant. All guns cleared away, and manned. Controls tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 298 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Noon sea and air temperature 49F]


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21 August 1916

Lat 65.7, Long -6.2

5.50am: Altered course N70W - log 52.6, steady course. All guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Control tested.

6.15am: Commenced zigzag 2 points, log 58.

6.52am: Altered course N24E, zigzag 50 degrees - log 66.9.

11.12am: Action Stations. Close WTD [watertight doors].

11.29am: Boarding boat left ship for British SS "Kalomo". Half speed ahead.

11.35am: Manoeuvering.

0.15pm: Boarding boat returned and hoisted. 0.17pm: Finished manoeuvering, work up to 68 [revs]. Streamed patent log, set course N89W.

0.30pm: Log 27.2, commenced zigzag 50 degrees.

1.30pm: Altered course N15W - log 40, zigzag 2 points. Hands to clean No 3.

2.15pm: Altered course S28W - log 49, zigzag 34 degrees.

4.45pm: Held funeral service and burial of Late Sergeant Henry Siver RMLI HMS “Ebro”.

4.55pm: Stopped port. 4.58pm: Half speed ahead. 5.0pm: Disperse.

6.0pm: 2 run men and 1 dead man's kits sold.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 313 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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22 August 1916

Lat 65.5, Long -7.0

0.47pm: Challenged stranger. Reply HMS “Victorian”.

2.0pm: Challenged stranger. Reply HMS “Motagua”.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 305 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Mist and fog on and off all day, noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 50F]


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23 August 1916

Lat 65.2, Long -7.2

[A day when nothing much happened - all log entries shown here as example:]

2.0am: All guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Fire control tested.

6.0am: All guns cleared away and manual crews exercised. Controls tested.

7.0am: Hands fall in employed cleaning ship.

9.0am: Officers and mens training classes at instructions, remainder of hands employed as requisite.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers. 10.15am: Hands resumed work and instruction.

11.0am: All guns cleared away. Crews exercised. Controls tested.

Noon: Altered course S21W zigzag 50 degrees, log 40.

1.20pm: Boys at instruction, remainder of watch employed as required.

2.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, controls tested.

7.0pm: All guns cleared away and manned, crews exercised, controls tested,

8.55pm: Darkened ship and tested searchlights.

10.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, controls tested.

11.30pm: Altered course N22E, zigzag 50 degrees, log 88.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 311 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 48F]


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24 August 1916

Lat 62.4, Long -6.2

2.0am: Heavy swell.

7.0am and 9.0am: Hands prepared ship for coaling.

10.0am: Bispen S13E(T), Myling S36W(T), advanced to 70 [revs].

0.30pm: Nordberg N77W(T), SE point Svino S63W(T). Resumed zigzag 35 degrees, log 56.4.

4.30pm: Reduced zigzag to 23 degrees, log 14.9.

8.30pm: Extended zigzag 35 degrees, log 77.2. Darken ship.

[Sounding at 10.30pm and 11.0pm]

Midnight: Eshaness Light S66E(T).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 310 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Mist and fog in early pm]


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25 August 1916

At Northern Base [aka Busta Voe]

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

1.46am: HMS "SPRIGHTLY" challenged, reply correct.

2.12am: Housed log 51.3, switched on Navigation Lights.

2.27am: Course as required for entering harbour.

2.35am: Passed Muckle Roe Light. 2.46am: Passed boom defence.

3.5am: Stopped, switched off navigation lights. 3.10am: Let go starboard anchor in No I berth, 60 fathoms on windlass in 14 fathoms.

5.30am: Hands prepare for coaling.

6.30am: SS “BARMOOR” collier made fast Port side.

6.45am: SS “EXCELLENT” collier made fast Starboard side.

7.15am: Trawler brought mails.

7.25am: Coaling party from HMS “GIBRALTAR” came on board.

8.10am: Commenced coaling.

10.0am: Armed guard returned Sub Lieutenant Anderson. 1 Marine joined ship and absentee fireman returned.

11.30am: HMS GLORY arrived.

Noon: HMS SPRIGHTLY arrived.

1.5pm: Hands carry on coaling ship. 1 Decoding Officer arrived.

6.0pm: Ceased coaling for day.

Anchor Bearings: Ships head ExN, Busta House N70W, Beacon Light S20W

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Coal remaining 1736 tons]

[Noon temperature 53F]


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26 August 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

4.30am: HMS “MOTAGUA” arrived.

7.25am: Coaling party from HMS GIBRALTAR came aboard.

8.0am: Resumed coaling.

9.15am: Carpenter’s Party left ship to work ashore.

Noon: Finished coaling 1078 tons, per hour 89.8.

7.45pm: HMS “SPRIGHTLY” weighed anchor and proceeded to sea.

9.0pm: HMS "ORVIETO" sailed.

[Coal remaining: Received 1077, total 2796 tons]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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27 August 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

3.30am: HMS “MANTUA” arrived.

5.30am: HMS “SPRIGHTLY” anchored.

9.0am: C of E [Church of England] and Wes [Wesleyan] Chaplains came aboard.

9.15am: Divisions and Captain’s inspection. Published Banns of Marriage between Gertrude Maud Day, Spinster and George Mawson, Batchelor Engineer Lieutenant.

9.30am: Divine service and Holy Communion.

10.15am: Chaplains left ship.

11.30am: HMS "LIVELY" arrived and anchored.

Leave to Port watch and First part Starboard from 1-6pm. Leave to Boys from 1-6pm.

0.5pm: HMS “SPRIGHTLY” sailed.

1.5pm: Hands “abandoned ship”. 1.25pm: Hands returned to ship.

3.0pm: 1 Sub Lieutenant, 2 seamen, 1 marine armed guard came aboard for passage to “Andes”.

4.0pm: Armed guard returned, Midshipman Lunt in charge.

6.0pm: Liberty men returned on board.

8.10pm: HMS “GLORY” and “LIVELY” sailed.

9.47pm: HMS “LIVELY” returned and anchored.

Midnight: Mist.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Noon temperature 51F]


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28 August 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

7.0am: Hands employed clearing up decks and placing ammunition.

9.30am: Leave to Starboard and First part port watch till 5.0pm. Second Part Port watch employed as requisite.

5.50pm: Liberty men returned on board.

6.0pm: Armed guards of HMS Orotava, Hildebrand and Victorian came aboard for passage.

8.0pm: Patent log set reading 851.3 Wheel House, 351.3 Aft.

9.0pm: HMS "Royal Scot" arrived.

10.0pm: Surgeon Parry joined ship.

10.30pm: Surgeon Price and Midshipman Slocum discharged from ship.

11.0pm: Hoisted boat. 11.5pm: Weighed anchor, proceeded to sea, slow ahead starboard, half astern Port.

11.11pm: Half speed ahead.

11.39pm: Passed Muckle Roe Light, advanced to 75 [revs]. 11.40pm: Set course N38W. 11.42pm: Streamed patent log 51.3.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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29 August 1916

From Northern Base to Patrol

Lat 62.2, Long -5.6

0.18am: Eshaness Light N33E(T), Hillswick Light N57E(T).

2.30am: Commenced zigzag 23 [degrees] log 91.8.

3.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, controls tested.

3.45am: Challenged and exchanged pendants with HMS Motagua.

6.30am: Daily routine. 2 southwesters lost by accident.

10.14am: Fuglo NE Point N55W(T).

1.3pm: Bispen E(T) 8.75 miles.

1.30pm: Altered course N14W, zigzag 40 degrees, log 46.8.

10.30pm: Altered course N15W, zigzag 35 degrees, log 62.7.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 183 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Winds force 4 or 5 all day, passing showers in pm, noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 52F]


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30 August 1916

Lat 65.1, Long -9.8

2.30am: All guns cleared away, controls tested.

5.0am: Challenged and exchanged pendants with HMS "Victorian".

6.49am: Housed log 66.3, commenced manoeuvering, helm and engines as required.

7.5am: Victorian’s boat came alongside, took away their armed guards.

7.16am: Finished manoeuvering, half speed ahead, set course S64E, work up to 60 [revs].

10.0am: Sighted HMS Orotava, altered course S19E, log 98.4.

10.37am: HMS Orotava’s boat came alongside for armed guards.

10.46am: Boat left with armed guards. Half speed ahead. Set course N13E, work up to 70.

10.50am: Streamed log 11.0, commenced zigzag 35 degrees.

0.30pm: Altered course N24E, zigzag 23 degrees, log 27.3.

5.40pm: Sighted HMS Hildebrand.

6.22pm: Hildebrand’s boat came alongside, discharged their armed guard.

6.28pm: Half speed ahead, work up to 70. 6.30pm: Set course N21E, zigzag 23 degrees.

8.0pm: Altered course N59W, zigzag 40 degrees, log 20.4.

10.0pm: Altered course N58W, log 46.4, zigzag 35 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 300 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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31 August 1916

Lat 66.1, Long -13.2

6.20am: HMS Andes boat came alongside for armed guard.

6.30am: Andes boat left ship.

7.0am: Set course S17E, streamed log 44.5.

8.5am: Observed Langanaes S34W(T).

4.30pm: PI and SI covered and secured.

7.0pm: Guns cleared away and manned, with exception of PI and SI.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 291 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Mist and fog on and off all day, barometric pressure dropping until 8pm, noon temperature 45F, sea temperature 48F]



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916


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[Cover of Copy of Log for September 1916, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 September 1916

Lat 64.6, Long -11.8

1.30am: Forward group covered and secured, remainder guns cleared away, crews exercised, controls tested.

5.30am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, controls tested.

6.7am: Altered course SW, zigzag 2 points, log 29.

8.30am: Altered course S71W, log 59.6, zigzag 22 degrees.

9.0am: Hands employed painting. Officer’s and men’s instructional classes.

0.56pm: Increased to 60, log 17.0, half closed W/T [watertight] Doors.

1.20pm: Buoys [sic!] at instruction, watch employed as required.

3.0pm: Altered course S62W, zigzag 23 degrees, log 41.4.

3.19pm: Exchanged pendants with HMS Gloucestershire.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters. Issued Soap and Tobacco.

8.30pm: Zigzag 35 degrees, log 13.8. Darken ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 299 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Mist and fog through middle of day, wind force 3 to 5 during day, barometric pressure relatively low but starting to rise in pm, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 47F]


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2 September 1916

Lat 61.6, Long -17.6

9.34am: Stopped engines to stream target.

9.45am: Commenced Target practice with Port guns. One 6 pounder QF cartridge lost overboard by accident.

10.0am: Finished target practice.

10.42am: Finished manoeuvering, hoisted target inboard, engines to 68.

10.44am: Streamed log 79.4, set course N83W. Commenced zigzag 35 degrees at 11.0am.

8.30pm: Altered course S79E, zigzag 50 degrees, log 3.7.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 300 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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3 September 1916

Lat 60.9, Long -18.3

10.0am: Divisions, Divine Service and Captain’s rounds. Published banns of marriage between Gertrude Maud Day, Spinster and George Mawson, Batchelor Engineer Lieutenant. [This is the fourth entry of these banns in this log, which seems unusual as they are usually read only three times.] All guns cleared away, crews exercised, controls tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 310 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Rain on and off through middle of day, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 55F]


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4 September 1916

Lat 60.5, Long -18.2

[Course and Distance made good: Various 309 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Nothing of note in log, zigzagging to and fro with all guns cleared away and manned, rain during afternoon]


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5 September 1916

Lat 60.4, Long -18.2

[Course and Distance made good: Various 303 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Another quiet day on patrol, though wind variable between force 3 and 6]


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6 September 1916

Lat 60.5, Long -18.2

[Course and Distance made good: Various 292 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Nothing happening on patrol, forward group of guns covered for most of day, wind force 4 to 6 all day, mostly from S and W, sea state rough at times, noon air and sea temperature 55F]


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7 September 1916

Lat 60.1, Long -18.0

10.0am: Dropped target for aiming rifle practice.

10.2am: Half speed ahead, work up to 68 [revs]. Helm as required and engines for picking up target.

11.20am: Stopped and picked up target.

11.30am: Half speed ahead, work up to 68, set course S70W, zigzag 23 degrees. 11.31am: Streamed log 72.8.

1.0pm: Altered course S69W, stopped zigzag, log 90.2.

2.30pm: PI, II and SI covered and secured, other guns cleared away, fire control tested.

pm: One duffel suit lost overboard during bad weather.

6.20pm: Reduced to 55, log 48.9. 6.38pm: Lat acc 59 27 N, Long [sun] 19 25 W. A and B Group covered and secured. “X” Group and 6 pounder guns cleared away, crews exercised, controls tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 286 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind force 4 to 6 in am, force 4 to 8 in pm, from S and W and S and E, sea state rough to high in pm]


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8 September 1916

Lat 60.8, Long -15.54

[Nothing happening on patrol - log entries relating to guns shown here as example:]

2.0am: All 6” guns covered and secured. 6 pounder guns manned.

7.0am: “A” and “B” groups secured, remainder guns manned, controls tested.

9.0am: 6” guns crews at loader drill.

11.0am: “A” group covered and secured, remainder guns cleared away, crews exercised, controls tested.

3.0pm: “A” group covered and secured, remainder cleared away, crews exercised, controls tested.

7.0pm: All 6” guns secured. 6 pounder guns manned.

11.0pm: All 6” guns secured. 6 pounder guns cleared away and manned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 271 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind force 6 or 7 for majority of day, mostly from S and W, sea state mostly very rough, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 54F]


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9 September 1916

Lat 65.1, Long -10.6

6.30am: Commenced zigzag 32 degrees, log 76.8, SIII cleared away.

10.0am: One megaphone lost overboard during bad weather.

11.0am: All guns cleared away and manned, controls tested.

Noon: Commenced zigzag 35 degrees, log 44.3.

1.30am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, controls tested.

2.30pm: SI and PI secured.

4.13pm: Altered course S25W, log 96.3, zigzag 50 degrees,

6.0pm: Northwesterly swell.

11.0pm: Heavy Northwesterly swell.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 297 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Wind force 5 to 7 in am, from W and N, with rough seas, wind and sea moderating in pm]


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10 September 1916

Lat 66.4, Long -9.9

5.0am: Heavy Northwesterly swell.

3.55pm: Challenged, reply correct HMS Orvieto.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 299 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Rain and mist in late evening, noon air and sea temperature 44F]


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11 September 1916

Lat 66.2, Long -10.0

2.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, fire control tested.

2.30pm: Advanced to 68, commenced zigzag 50 [degrees], log 41.

3.0pm: Reduced zigzag to 23 degrees, log 47.3.

3.30pm: Challenged, reply correct HMS Andes.

3.58pm: Slow both engines, commenced manoeuvering.

4.12pm: Andes boat came alongside with 3 Midshipmen for armed guards for HMS Gloucestershire.

4.16pm: Andes boat left ship. 4.18pm: Finished manoeuvering.

4.20pm: Altered course N25E, zigzag 50 [degrees].

[Course and Distance made good: Various 274 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fog, mist or rain almost all the day, barometric pressure falling]


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12 September 1916

Lat 66.2, Long -13.3

2.18am: Used Navigation lights and altered course to N20W to clear trawler, log 88.

2.21am: Resumed course and zigzag.

2.30am: Helm and engines as required to clear fishing vessel, log 91.3.

7.10am: Half speed astern, stop, helm and engines as required.

7.15am: Sea boat left for HMS Gloucestershire with 6 Midshipmen, commenced manoeuvering. All guns cleared away, crews exercised, controls tested.

8.0am: Sea boat hoisted, finished manoeuvering.

8.10am: Set course S11E, log 39.7. 8.15am: Commenced zigzag 23 degrees, log 40.8.

10.55am: Sighted vessel bearing WSW.

11.5am: Exchanged pendants with HMT "Tenby Castle".

11.30pm: A and B Groups and SIII secured, PIII and both 6 pounder guns cleared away, manned, controls tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 280 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Mist, fog or rain until 4pm, wind then increasing, up to force 8 by 10pm, from N, with sea state very rough to high, barometric pressure relatively low in am, rising in pm]


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13 September 1916

Lat 65.9, Long -10.0 [Longitude estimated from 8am and 8pm positions as not shown for noon in log]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 248 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Nothing of particular note in log but Northerly wind force 7 to 9 in am, with sea state very rough to very high, wind and sea moderating in pm, noon temperature 38F, sea temperature 42F]


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14 September 1916

Lat 66.5, Long -10.0

[Course and Distance made good: Various 295 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[A quiet day on patrol, in unremarkable weather]


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15 September 1916

Lat 62.9, Long -11.6

6.28am: General Quarters, close W/T [watertight] Doors.

6.47am: Fired 6 pounder blank.

6.52am: Housed patent log 77.2.

7.6am: Boarding boat left for SS "Chelston".

7.27am: Dispersed from General Quarters, open W/T doors.

7.57am: Boarding boat hoisted. 7.58am: Half speed ahead, finished manoeuvering. Altered course S26W, zigzag 4 points.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 305 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Barometric pressure rising during day, noon temperature 48F, sea temperature 50F]


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16 September 1916

Lat 58.6, Long -11.6

2.30am: Switched on Navigation Lights.

5.30am: Switched off Navigation lights. All guns cleared away, crews exercised, controls tested.

6.35am: Challenged and received correct reply from HMS Otway.

7.7am: Stopped for Otway’s boat with mail.

7.15am: Worked up to 70 [revs]. Resumed course.

9.40am: Challenged, reply HMS Virginian.

5.30pm: Challenged, reply HMS Moldavia.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 312 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Mist in am, rain late in pm]


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17 September 1916

Lat 55.4, Long -9.3

5.0am: Altered course S66E, zigzag 40 [degrees], log 60.7, increased to 76 [revs].

7.5am: Reduced to 70, log 89.7, reduced zigzag to 35 degrees.

[Sounding from 11.42am to 4.47pm]

5.34pm: Inishtrahull Light House N(T) log 25.1, 1 mile.

8.48pm: Rue Point Light N(T) 1 mile.

9.13pm: Tor Point SW(T) 1.5 miles. 9.30pm: Zigzag 40 degrees, log 78.5.

10.57pm: Maidens W(T) 5 miles, Mew Island S10E(T).

11.0pm: Zigzag 40 degrees. All guns cleared away, controls tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 315 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Rain on and off until early pm]


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18 September 1916

[From Patrol to Southern Base, though not stated in log]

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0.10am: Mew Island Light W(T), 4.5 miles, Skulmartin Light S10W(T).

2.15am: Altered course S1E, log 41.5, zigzag 40 degrees.

4.6am: Chicken Rock Light N(T) 3 miles. Langness Light N63E(T).

7.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for harbour and cleaning ship as required.

9.40am: Bar Light Vessel abeam.

10.4am: Formby Light Vessel abeam.

10.55am: Pilot came on board.

11.0am: Anchored with Starboard anchor 75 fathoms in hawspipe.

11.12am: Advanced clocks 1 hour.

Noon: [Anchor bearings] New Brighton Tower N35W(T), Vauxhall Chimney N52E.

0.45pm: Leave for starboard watch until 4pm Friday, liberty men to clean.

1.45pm: Paid ship’s company.

2.20pm: Liberty men left ship in tug.

2.25pm: Started to heave in on cable. 2.35pm: Anchor weighed, engines and helm as required for entering dock.

3.35pm: Entering dock, both bow lines ashore.

3.50pm: Passed Dock Gates.

4.15pm: Secured in Alfred Dock, finished with engines.

6.0pm: Leave for Second part of Port watch until 7am.

6.10pm: Liberty men ashore.

9.0pm: Leading Seaman Lennox, Plumber Andrews discharged to local hospital.

11.0pm: Leading seaman and two hands to keep watch and attend hawsers.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 304 miles]

[Coal remaining 1038 tons]

[Rain on and off in pm, wind force 5 to 6]


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19 September 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands fall in, employed getting ship ready for coaling.

9.20am: Captain came aboard.

10.10am: Captain left ship.

1.0pm: Private Crowther RMLI discharged to RN Barracks and Private Daborn to RN Hospital.

2.30pm: Leave to Boys. One signal rating joined ship.

4.0pm: Leave to First part Port watch until 7.0am.


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20 September 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.20pm: Hands employed getting stores aboard.

3.0pm: Boy hurt on quay received medical treatment on board.

4.0pm: Hands to tea and leave for part of watch until 7.0am. Ship well secured.

4.50pm: Duty part of watch employed unloading stores: stored in shed for night.

5.0pm: Leave for Second part of starboard watch.

5.45pm: Midshipmen Anakin and Lunt returned to ship with armed guard.

8.45pm: One man brought on board by civil police.

Midnight: Ship well secured and stores in shed correct.

[Noon temperature 54F]


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21 September 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands employed taking stores aboard.

10.30am: 2 seamen RNR discharged to Chatham and 1 signalman RNVR to Devonport.

2.0pm: Commenced coaling ship.

4.30pm: Hands finished for day. Special leave for First part of watch until 7.0am.

9.0pm: Finished coaling for night.


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22 September 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed drawing stores.

9.15am: Ship hove off quay for coaling lighters to get alongside.

10.10am: Ship secured.

1.0pm: Hands employed taking in stores.

2.30pm: Leave for Port Watch pm 22nd until 4pm 26th September.

4.30pm: Starboard watch returned off leave.

5.30pm: Leave to First part Starboard Watch until 7.0am.

9.30pm: Sentry visited, all correct.

10.55pm: Sentry challenged no reply and fired at unknown man, no results.


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23 September 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: First Starboard watch liberty men returned.

9.0am: Hands employed taking in stores.

11.30am: Hands heaving stern off for coal lighters.

Noon: Leave for Second part of Starboard watch from 1.30pm till 7.00am.

1.20pm: Lighters came alongside, ship well secured.

2.20pm: First part watch finished getting in stores.

4.0pm: Stop coaling, inside lighters got out.

4.10pm: Ship well secured alongside quay.


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24 September 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.30am: Church parties away.

0.30pm: Church parties returned on board.

1.0pm: Leave for part of watch till 7.00am.

[Fog during early morning, noon temperature 59F]


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25 September 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Hands employed moving ship.

7.0am: Hands taking in stores and 4 trimmers joined ship from Portsmouth.

8.30am: Recommenced coaling, hands employed with Gunner and stores.

10.0am: 4 Seamen left ship for depot Chatham.

2.30pm: Engineer Sub Lieutenant Bone RNR joined ship.

4.0pm: Leave for Second Part watch from 5pm till 7am.

5.0pm: Landed liberty men. First Part Starboard watch employed with stores.

8.30pm: Finished coaling for day.


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26 September 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands fell in, told off as required.

7.0am: Resumed coaling.

8.30am: 6 Ratings joined ship from depot.

9.0am: Hands employed with stores etc as required.

1.20pm: Hands employed shifting ship. Finished coaling Starboard side, ship brought alongside jetty.

2.0pm: Leave to boys till 10.00pm.

2.30pm: Hands employed stowing boarding boat in shed ashore.

4.30pm: Port watch returned from leave.

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 7.00am.

6.0pm: Leave to First part port watch till 7.00am.


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27 September 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands employed getting in stores.

7.0am: Watch and Part returned from leave, resumed coaling.

9.15am: Hands employed getting boarding boat on board, drawing stores and as required.

11.15am: 1 Armourers crew left ship for Chatham depot. 1 writer rating joined ship.

pm: Leave to boys from 5 to 10pm. Leave to Port watch and First part Starboard watch from 5.00pm till 12.00 Midnight: 4.00am.

[Coal remaining 3619 tons, received 2678 tons]


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28 September 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: F Andrews (Plumber) joined ship from hospital.

9.30am: 8 stokers, merchantile ratings joined ship from HMS Victory. Tested telegraphs, turned over steering gear. Alex Fraser (Shipwright) discharged to hospital.

11.30am: Proceeded to the lock.

11.56am: Cleared and proceeded to sea.

1.10pm: Watch employed securing boats and gear for guns.

1.15pm: Passed Formby Light Ship.

1.32pm: Passed Bar Light Ship. Set course N47W, zigzag 35 miles. Clock put to GMT retarded 1 hour to 12.37.

1.33pm: Patent log streamed, worked up to full speed. All guns cleared away and manned, controls tested.

3.0pm: All guns cleared away and manned, controls tested.

4.30pm: Altered course N30W, zigzag 33 degrees, log 57.4. 4.50pm: Altered course N8W, zigzag 30 degrees, log 63.1.

5.15pm: Chicken Rock S66E(T) 2.25 miles.

6.0pm: Darkened ship and tested searchlights.

10.30pm: Switched on Navigation Lights. 10.36am: Switched off Navigation Lights.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 2 miles]


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29 September 1916

From Southern Base to Patrol

Lat 55.4, Long -10.6

0.5am: Switched on Navigation Lights.

0.40am: Rue Point N(T), log 66.5, altered course N46W. Switched off Navigation Lights.

5.40am: Tory Island abeam S20E(T) 4 miles.

5.43am: Altered course N70W, zigzag 30 degrees, log 31.8.

9.07am: Exchanged Pendants with HMS Andes.

9.30am: Hands aired bedding.

11.30am: Down all bedding.

5.0pm: Altered course N19W, zigzag 30 degrees, log 93.4. Tested alarms, General quarters. Closed WTD [watertight doors].

5.10pm: Disperse, open WTD.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 348 miles]

[Mist on and off most of day, noon temperature 60F, sea temperature 58F]


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30 September 1916

From Southern Base to Patrol

Lat 55.9, Long -17.3

[Course and Distance made good: Various 345 miles]

[Nothing of note in log, mist and fog for much of the day]


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916


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[Cover of Copy of Log for October 1916, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 October 1916

Lat 63.8, Long -22.8

10.16am: Observed Reykjanes Light House N11E(T).

1.30pm: Utskalar Light House S32E(T) 3 miles.

2.48pm: Housed patent log 40. Helm as required for entering harbour. [It is unclear exactly which harbour this is but it is almost certainly Reykjavik, based on sightings on way in and out of harbour]

3.20pm: Let go Starboard anchor with 45 fathoms cable.

3.22pm: Lowered starboard sea boat.

3.42pm: Captain and Officers ashore in Starboard seaboat.

4.0pm: All guns cleared away and manned. Control tested.

5.30pm: Captain returned onboard.

7.15pm: Seaboat returned with officers. Hoisted and secured. Bearings correct.

10.10pm: Captain returned onboard off duty.

10.20pm: Hoisted boarding boat. 10.30pm: Shortened cable.

10.36pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded to sea. Switched on Navigation Lights. Engines and helm as required.

11.24pm: Set course N41W Grotta Island Light S35W(T) and Engey Light S50E(T).

11.50pm: Switched off Navigation Lights.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 339 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 48F]


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2 October 1916

Lat 66.2, Long -26.1

0.30am: Observed Utskalar Light S48W and Grotta Light S62W(T).

5.10am: Svortuloft Light N71E(T).

8.14am: Staalbierg Huk E(T) 7 miles, log 61.9, altered course N6W.

4.0pm: Monthly issue of soap and tobacco to ship’s company

7.30pm: Reduced to 70 [revs], log 17.7. Passed iceberg bearing NE.

8.30pm: Altered course S19E, log 30.5, Secured all Forecastle guns, remainder of guns cleared away and manned. Control tested.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Course and Distance made good: Various ] [no distance shown]

[Wind force 4 to 6 in pm, from W and SW, with mist and fog on and off, noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 42F]


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3 October 1916

Lat 66.6, Long -14.7

2.0am: S3 and P3 and 6 pounder cleared away and manned, control tested.

6.0am: Uncovered forward guns. All guns cleared away and manned. Control tested.

8.0am: Sighted vessel bearing SSE. 8.02am: Altered course S42E, log 79.8.

8.30am: Challenged HMS Changuinola. Reply correct. Rodehuk S3W(T).

9.13am: Rodehuk S44W(T) and Melrakknaes [Melrakkanes] S25E(T).

10.27am: House log 12. Commenced manoeuvering. Engines and helm as required.

10.38am: Stopped. Changuinola boat alongside with dispatches.

10.56am: Boat left. 10.57am: Finished manoeuvering, half speed ahead, work up to 70 [revs].

11.0am: Set course S42E. Streamed log12 and parted company with HMS Changuinola. All guns cleared away and manned. Control tested. Challenge HMS Virginian.

0.10pm: Commenced manoeuvering and stopped engines.

0.30pm: Parted company HMS Virginian.

1.30pm: Langanaes [Langanes] Light House S16W(T) 3.25 miles.

6.27pm: Langanaes Light House S(T) 2.25 miles, altered course N27E, zigzag 50 degrees, log 4.4.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 316 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 45F]


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4 October 1916

Lat 66.6, Long -14.6

7.0am: Hands employed scraping paint.

9.33am: Altered course S19W, log 89.9. Steady course to intercept HM Trawlers Tenby Castle and Rushcoe.

10.0am: Langanaes S8E(T) and Svinaleikian Tange [Svinalaekjartangi] S59W(T). Tenby Castle and Rushcoe boats alongside.

10.55am: Midshipman Cook and 3 men gone onboard HMT Rushcoe for armed guard duty.

11.19am: Tenby Castle left ship.

11.19am: Half speed ahead, work up to 68, set course S27E.

11.30am: Commenced zigzag 50 degrees, log 93.2.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 279 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Noon temperature 35F, sea temperature 44F]


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5 October 1916

Lat 66.4, Long -14.5

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers. All guns cleared away and manned. Control tested.

10.22am: Altered course N79W, log 77. Steady course.

10.33am: Fired one round blank 6 pounder.

10.42am: Boarding boat left for SS Mjolner [?].

11.10am: Boat returned and hoisted.

11.40am: HMT Rushcoe’s boat alongside for armed guard, Midshipman Anakin in charge.

0.32pm: Half speed ahead, work up to 68 [revs], set course N27E, zigzag 50 degrees.

6.30pm: Langanaes Light House S27W(T) and Svinaleikian Tange S75W(T).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 284 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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6 October 1916

Lat 66.6, Long -14.5

6.55am: Challenged HMS Hilary.

11.0am: Langanaes S2W(T) 2 miles, altered course N28E, zigzag 50 degrees, log 60.5.

11.05am: Exchanged Pendants with HMS Virginian.

6.0pm: Zigzag 34 degrees, log 47.3.

7.22pm: Helm and engines as required to communicate with HMTs Rushcoe and Tenby Castle.

7.55pm: Rushcoe boat came alongside for armed guard Sub Lieutenant Morrison and two men.

8.0pm: Tenby Castle boat came alongside for one armed guard and one man from sick list, Midshipman Lunt and two men.

8.20pm: Half speed ahead both. Parted company with trawlers.

10.59pm: Reys Naes [?] Light abeam, log 97.2, 20 miles distant.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 293 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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7 October 1916

Lat 67.3, Long -22.3

6.23am: Exchanged Pendants with HMS Hilary. Correct.

8.07am: Kogur Huk S70W(T) and Kalbiargan [?] S4W(T).

8.30am: Altered course N78W, log 22.1, zigzag 34 degrees.

9.0am: Altered course N. Steady course, log 28.6. Hands employed cleaning ship (etc) as required.

10.0am: All guns cleared away and manned. Control tested.

3.50pm: Passed iceberg 260ft Lat 67 40N Long 23 39W.

4.48pm: Reduced to 50 [revs], log 31.8. Close W/T [watertight] doors.

5.18pm: Altered course S55W, log 36.2. Passed iceberg Lat 67 43N Long 24 13W.

6.37pm: Reduced to dead slow, log 45.7. All guns cleared away and manned. Control tested.

11.0pm: Iceberg [Lat] 61 19 N, [Long] 24 37 W.

11.10pm: Resumed course S55W, log 61.1.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 300 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Barometric pressure falling slowly all day, fog, thick at times, from 5pm to 10pm, noon temperature 45F, sea temperature 38F. Air and sea temperatures recorded every half hour from 6pm to midnight, when air temperature 34F and sea 36F]


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8 October 1916

Lat 66.4, Long -27.7

2.0am: Advanced to 30, log 69.9.

3.0am: Iceberg Lat 67 6 N, Long 24 46 W.

7.0am: Hands employed scrubbing decks.

10.0am: Divisions, Captain’s Inspection, Divine Service and Rounds.

11.0am: Iceberg [Lat] 66 38 N, [Long] 27 08 W

1.0pm: Covered and secured Port 6” guns.

1.30pm: Altered course S17E, log 75.3. S1 covered and secured.

3.0pm: A group, P2 and 3 covered and secured, all other guns cleared away and manned. Control tested.

4.10pm: Passed iceberg bearing ESE [Lat] 66 6 N, [Long] 27 28 W.

4.15pm: Exchanged pendants with HMS “Hilary”.

7.30pm: A and B Group and P3 secured. S3 and 6 pounders cleared away and manned, control tested.

10.0pm: P 1 and 2 and S1 secured, remainder of guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 189 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind force 6 or 7 for most of pm, from N and E, with sea state rough to very rough. Barometric pressure low and falling all day, air and sea temperature recorded every half hour, noon air temperature 36F, sea temperature 37F, midnight 44F and 48F respectively]


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9 October 1916

Lat 65.5, Long -25.1

1.0am: A Group and S1 secured. All other guns cleared away and manned. Control tested.

10.48am: Stikskaar Huk S86E(T), Kopparnaes N37E(T).

3.30pm: All 6” guns covered and secured, 6 pounders cleared away and manned. Control tested.

4.39pm: Stikskaar Huk N87E(T), Kopparnaes N40E(T).

7.0pm: P2 and S2 covered.

9.30pm: All six inch guns except PIII secured. PIII and 6 pounders cleared away and manned. Control tested.

Midnight: Staalbierg Huk Light S58E, Stikskaar Huk S45E, altered course N26E, log 2.6.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 215 miles]

[Windy in am (force 6 to 8), from ENE and NE, somewhat quieter in pm (mostly force 4 to 5), barometric pressure low but rising slowly, air and sea temperature still recorded every half hour, noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 48F]


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10 October 1916

Lat 65.8, Long -26.6

0.30am: PII uncovered and cleared away.

2.0am: PII and SIII and 6 pounders cleared away and manned, control tested.

5.0am: A and B Groups and PIII secured, remainder of guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

8.15am: Altered course N26W, zigzag 35 degrees, log 0.7. Stikskaar Huk S38E(T) and Kopparnaes N52E(T).

9.0am: Hands employed painting and as required.

11.0am: Stopped zigzag, log 32.9.

3.0pm: A Groups secured, remainder of guns cleared away and manned. Control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 274 miles]

[Winds variable between force 3 and 7 during day, mostly from ENE, noon temperature 38F, sea temperature 47F]


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11 October 1916


Lat 65.9, Long -26.4

[Not much happening today, but all log entries shown here as an example:]

2.0am: A and B Groups secured, remainder of guns cleared away and manned, Control tested.

4.0am: Altered course S23E, log 35.6.

6.0am: A and B Groups secure, remainder of guns cleared away and manned, Control tested.

7.0am: 1 pair seaboots and 1 duffle suit lost overboard by accident.

8.10am: Melshier S63E(T), Kopparnaes N60E(T). Altered course N27W, zigzag 35 degrees, log 87.2.

9.0am: Officers, seamen’s and boys instructional classes, remainder of hands employed as required.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers.

10.10am: Resume work and instruction.

11.0am: All guns cleared away and manned, Control tested.

0.30pm: Altered course S15E, log 39.6.

1.0am: Commenced zigzag 23 degrees, log 45.7.

2.0pm: Watch employed painting. Boys at instructions.

3.0pm: All guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

4.0pm: Stikskaar Huk S75E (T) and Kopparnaes N50E(T).

4.30pm: Altered course N29W, log 89.2, zigzag 35 degrees.

5.0pm: Evening quarters, tested alarm bells.

5.30pm: All guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

7.0pm: All guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

8.30pm: Altered course S21E, zigzag 35 degrees, log 39.

9.30pm: A and B Groups covered and secured, remainder of guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

Midnight: Altered course N27W, log 80.2.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 290 miles]

[Wind variable all day, between force 3 and 7, with mist and rain at times, barometric pressure relatively low and falling, noon temperature 40F, sea temperature 47F]


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12 October 1916

Lat 65.8, Long -26.6

[Course and Distance made good: Various 208 miles]

[A quiet day on patrol, zigzagging to and fro, barometric pressure starting to rise from 9am, rain during pm]


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13 October 1916

Lat 65.9, Long -24.5

8.30am: Stikskaar Huk S78E(T), Straumnaes [Straumnes] N63E(T).

9.20am: Stop engines, engines and helm as required for manoeuvering.

9.25am: Boarding boat left for British trawler "Aisne" [?].

10.0am: Finished manoeuvering. Boarding boat hoisted.

3.14pm: Fired one round of 6 pounder blank.

3.16pm: Course as required to intercept steamer.

3.24pm: Lowered starboard sea boat to board SS "Expedit" (Norwegian).

3.26pm: Manoeuvering. All guns cleared away and manned, control tested, Lat 66 35 N, Long 23 33 W.

4.10pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

7.03pm: Sandanaes N72E(T) and Talknor Huk S11E(T).

10.0pm: Staalbierg Light S75E(T), 11 miles, altered course N28W, log 34.6.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 348 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Rain all pm, barometer steady, noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 48F]


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14 October 1916

Lat 65.9, Long -26.0

2.0am: High NE swell, ship rolling heavily.

5.0am: Heavy NE swell.

8.15am: Altered course N28W, log 64, Straumnaes N60E(T) and Staalbierg Huk N87E(T).

9.0am: Usual Saturday routine.

9.54am: Housed log 85.

10.35am: Streamed log 85. All Forecastle guns secured.

11.05am: Port engine 50 [revs] and Starboard engine 40.

11.35am: Port engine to 55, log 95.8.

11.47am: Port engine reduced to 50 and altered course N40E, log 96.7.

1.20pm: Spare hands of watch securing boats.

2.30pm: 2 life boat covers blown overboard.

3.0pm: All 6” guns secured, 6 pounders manned.

5.26pm: Set both engines to 55.

7.30pm and 9.30pm: All 6” guns secured, 6 pounders manned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 286 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind increasing in am, up to force 8 at 11am, force 10 from 1pm to 4 pm, from ENE, force 9 at 5pm and 6pm, from NNE, with sea state very high. Wind and sea starting to moderate in evening, snow squalls during pm, barometric pressure rising during day, noon temperature 36F, midnight 32F]


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15 October 1916

Lat 65.6, Long -25.3

3.0am: All 6” guns secured. 6 pounders manned.

7.0am: All 6” guns uncovered and cleaned, crews exercised, control tested.

9.0am: Hands aired bags and bedding, employed as required.

10.0am: Divisions, Captain’s inspection, divine service and rounds. Altered course N28W, zigzag 35 degrees, log 70.0.

11.0am: Stikskaar Huk S72E and Kopparnaes N55E(T).

11.30am: Down all bags and bedding.

3.0pm: 6 pounders cleared away and manned, control tested.

4.30pm: Altered course N32W, log 67, zigzag 35 degrees, Staalbierg Huk S64E(T) and Straumnaes N87E(T).

6.45pm: Darkened ship and tested searchlights. All gear on forecastle lashed and secured.

7.30pm: 6 pounders cleared away and manned, control tested, 6” guns secured.

10.30pm: All 6” guns secured, 6 pounders manned.

Midnight: Staalbierg Light S69E(T), altered course N30W, log 58.4.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 217 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Less windy today, noon temperature 30F, sea temperature 46F, midnight air temperature 40F]


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16 October 1916

Lat 65.9, Long -27.0

[Course and Distance made good: Various 298 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Nothing of particular note in log, noon temperature 42F, midnight temperature 48F]


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17 October 1916

Lat 65.8, Long -26.0

6.0am: All guns cleared away and manned. Control tested.

9.0am: Officers and mens classes to instructions, remainder of hands employed painting.

9.30am: Altered course N29W, zigzag 23 degrees, log 78. Staalbierg Huk S71E(T) and Straumnaes N83E(T).

0.30pm: A and B groups covered and secured.

2.30pm: X Group and 6 pounders cleared away and manned. Control tested.

7.0pm: Fxle [forecastle] guns secured, remainder of guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 302 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Rain on and off during day, wind force 6 in pm, barometric pressure low and falling, temperature 46F all am, 47 or 48F all pm, sea temperature 48F]


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18 October 1916

Lat 65.7, Long -25.0

1.0am: A and B Group covered and secured, remainder of guns cleared away and manned and control tested.

9.50am: Staalbierg Huk S73E(T) and Straumnaes N65E(T).

10.25am: Slow both engines. Commenced manoeuvering.

10.31am: Slipped target, carried out 1” aiming practice.

10.33am: Engines to 68 [revs]. Circular steaming.

11.45am: Engines and helm as required to pick up target.

0.15pm: Lowered sea boat to pick up target.

0.45pm: Hoisted target and seaboat.

0.55pm: Finished manoeuvering.

2.0pm: All guns cleared away and manned and control tested.

10.30pm: Fxle [forecastle] guns covered and secured. All other guns cleared away. Control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 286 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind force 7 at midnight, from SSW, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 46F]


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19 October 1916

Lat 65.7, Long -25.2

2.30am and 5.30am: A and B groups secured, remainder of guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

10.0am: A and B groups cleared away and manned. Control tested.

10.30am: Position [Lat] 65 44 N, [Long] 25 11 W. Vessel occasionally shipping heavy water forward.

3.30pm: All guns covered and secured.

6.45pm: Staalbierg Huk S69E(T) and Straumnaes N64E(T).

10.0pm: 6 pounder cleared away and manned. Control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 223 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind force 7 to 9 from 3am to 7pm, from S and W, sea state mostly very rough to very high, rain and hail on and off, barometric pressure consistently low - down to 28.32 over 54 at 6 and 7am then starting to rise, noon temperature 44F]


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20 October 1916

Lat 66.5, Long -23.1

2.0am: Used navigation lights.

3.0am and 5.0am: 6 pounder cleared away and manned, control tested.

9.30am: Challenged HMS “Motagua”.

10.55am: Housed patent log for inspection 36.2.

11.15am: Bent and streamed new log line. 6 pounders cleared away and manned, control tested.

11.48am: Altered course S70E, log 42.6, Straumnaes S25E(T) 3 miles.

0.37pm: “Motagua” boat alongside with one armed guard and correspondence.

0.40pm: Boat left ship. 0.45pm: Full ahead.

0.53pm: Set course S70E, streamed patent log, parted company with HMS “Motagua”.

1.44pm: North Cape South (T) 4 miles.

3.30pm: Covered and secured S1 and P1.

7.10pm: Altered course S53E. A Group secured, remainder of guns cleared away and manned. Control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 173 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind force 7 to 8 for much of am, from S and W, force 4 to 7 in pm, barometric pressure low but rising, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 47F]


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21 October 1916

Lat 65.6, Long -12.3

1.20am: Revsnaes Light abeam S20W(T) 14 miles.

3.0am: Switched on Navigation Lights.

3.59am: Commenced Manoeuvering. Helm and engines as required to communicate with HMTs R Smith and Walpole.

4.0am: Housed log 26.4, Langanaes Light S7E(T) 10 miles.

4.56am: Finished manoeuvering, engines to half speed.

5.05am: Streamed patent log 126.4 (used new Cherub log).

5.30am: Log 32.1. Commenced zigzag 40 degrees.

5.39am: Langanaes Light Abeam S47W(T) 7 miles.

9.0am: Hands carrying out Saturday Routine.

10.30am: All guns cleared away and manned. Control tested.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

2.05pm: Electric log replaced, log 48.4. All guns cleared away and manned. Control tested.

8.30pm: Increase zigzag to 45 degrees, log 36.3.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 325 miles]


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22 October 1916

Lat 62.3, Long -6.0

7.30am: Altered course S10E, zigzag 45 degrees, log 89.1.

9.0am: Altered course S, zigzag 40 degrees, log 10.

11.30am: Erinberg N81W(T) and SE Point Svim S33W(T).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 331 miles]

[Rain for much of pm, noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 47F]


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23 October 1916

At Sea and Northern Base [aka Busta Voe]

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

[Sounding 0.30am - 1.40am]

1.20am: Observed Eshaness Light S47E(T).

4.15am: Eshaness Light N71E(T) x Muckle Roe Light S65E(T).

4.54am: Switched on Navigation Lights. 5.3am: Housed log 65.

5.18am: Passing Muckle Roe Light.

5.23am: Engines and helm as required for entering harbour.

5.47am: Let go Port anchor in No1 berth with 60 fathoms cable.

6.1am: Finished with engines. Hands employed preparing for coaling.

6.50am: Collier Bangarth made fast starboard side and collier Arthur Port side.

7.15am: Gibraltar’s coaling party aboard.

8.20am: Commenced coaling.

8.25am: HMS “Duke of Edinburgh” arrived and anchored.

8.45am: HMS “Duke of Cornwall” arrived and anchored.

9.15am: HMTBD “Avercorn” arrived and anchored.

9.20am: 3 officers, 6 men armed guard and Reverend Kendall joined ship.

1.0pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

6.0pm: Hands finished coaling for day.

[Course and Distance made good:] [Blank]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Coal remaining 1532 tons]


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24 October 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

5.50am: HMTBD Albacore proceeded to sea.

6.30am: Called hands, clean in coaling rig and breakfast.

7.30am: Gibraltar coaling party aboard.

7.30am: HMS Orvieto and HMTBD “Albacore” arrived and anchored in No 3 berth.

3.0pm: Finished coaling, received 1323 tons.

7.0pm: 3 Midshipmen and 8 ratings joined ship from HMS “Vienna”.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Coal remaining 2832 tons]


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25 October 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

9.0am: Hands employed hoisting boats.

10.0am: Let go Starboard anchor with 30 fathoms cable.

3.58pm: HMS “Sea Whale” proceeded to sea.

5.30pm: HMS “Duke of Edinburgh” and “Duke of Clarance” [Clarence] proceeded to sea in company.

7.45pm: Drifter alongside with officers and 25 men from "Gibraltar" for concert.

8.0pm: Drifter alongside with officers and men from "Orvieto" for concert.

10.0pm: Anchor bearings checked, found correct. Soundings 12 fathoms on either quarter.

11.30pm: “Gibraltar” and “Orvieto” drifters alongside for officers and men.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Wind force 7 or 8 from 8am onwards, from S and E]


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26 October 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.3, Long -1.4

2.0am: Anchor bearings checked and soundings taken aft periodically.

5.30am: Anchor bearings checked and found correct.

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship as required.

9.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

am: Anchor bearings checked and soundings taken fore and aft every half hour, found correct.

1.20pm: Hands make and mend clothes, leave for Starboard Watch and Second part Port Watch from 1.30pm till 4.00pm.

3.4pm: Tested steering engine and telegraphs.

4.10pm: Weighed Starboard anchor.

4.20pm: Liberty men returned on board.

4.35pm: Shortened in Port cable.

4.45pm: Drifter came alongside with armed guard ratings to take passage to their respective ships.

4.50pm: HMS. Albercore [Albacore] proceeded out of harbour.

4.55pm: Weighed Port anchor.

4.56pm: Engines to half speed. Engines and helm as required for going out of harbour.

5.19pm: Passed boom. 5.30pm: Streamed log 65. 5.31pm: Engines worked up to 80 [revs]. Set course N53W.

6.11pm: Altered course N23W log 76.5, Hillswick Light S89E(T) x Eshaness Light N51E(T).

7.30pm: All guns and mines cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

8.0pm: Reduced to 70 [revs] log 05.3.

9.0pm: All guns cleared away, manned and control tested.

10.17pm: Patent Log corrected.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind force 8 in early am, from SSE, starting to moderate from 6am, rain early on]


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27 October 1916

Lat 62.4, Long -7.5

6.0am: Altered course N69W, zigzag 40 degrees, log 56.6.

6.47am: Object passed our stern resembling wake of torpedo. Engines put to full speed and closed W/T [watertight] doors.

7.30am: Reduced to 70 [revs], log 71.5.

8.30am: Altered course N88W, zigzag 35 degrees, log 85.5.

10.10am: Altered course S56W, steady course, log 8.5.

10.30am: Altered course N88W, zigzag 35 degrees, log 13.6. Mylings S30W(T) 12 miles.

0.30pm: Myggenaes Light House S3W(T) and Kadlur N79E(T).

7.0pm: Altered course N81W, zigzag 50 degrees, log 30.8. Reduced to 68.

7.30pm: All guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 269 miles]

[Rain and drizzle on and off during day, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 46F]


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28 October 1916

Lat 62.0, Long -15.5

8.35am: Increase to 70 [revs] log 12.6. Challenged, answer HMS "Alsatian".

9.25am: Lowered Starboard seaboat and discharged armed guards to HMS “Alsatian” for HMS “Orcoma” and “Ebro”.

10.02am: Sea boat returned and hoisted.

10.12am: Set course N53E, log 24.1, zigzag 50 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 309 miles]

[Heavy rain in early am]


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29 October 1916

Lat 62.1, Long -21.6

7.43am: Exchanged pendants with HMS “Kildonan Castle”.

8.0am: Altered course S7E, zigzag 50 degrees, log 13.8.

10.56am: Housed log 52. 10.57am: Stop engines, manoeuvering.

11.0am: Seaboat left for HMS "Kildonan Castle".

11.27am: Finished manoeuvering. Seaboat returned and hoisted, half speed ahead.

Noon: Altered course S11E, zigzag 50 degrees, log 52.

2.18pm: Challenged, answered by HMS “Changuinola”.

6.0pm: Altered course S18E, zigzag 45 degrees, log 36.6.

Midnight: Altered course N13W, zigzag 50 degrees, log 16.7.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 303 miles]

[Barometric pressure relatively low and falling, noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 48F]


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30 October 1916

Lat 61.2, Long -19.9

5.30am: High easterly swell.

9.47am: Slipped target, commenced manoeuvering, engines to 68 [revs], carried out Target practice from all guns.

10.37am: Engines various to pick up target.

10.50am: Hoisted target inboard. 10.55am: Engines to 68, finished manoeuvering.

6.30pm: Altered course N13W, zigzag 50 degrees, log 47.8.

Midnight: Altered course S86E, log 21.3, zigzag 40 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 301 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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31 October 1916

Lat 61.6, Long -17.4

11.0am: All guns cleared away and manned. Control tested.

2.0pm: P1 and S1 covered and secured, all other guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

7.30pm: All guns cleared away and manned. Control tested.

9.30pm: S1 and P1 covered and secured, remainder of guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 308 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Rain on and off during day, wind mostly force 5 to 6 in pm, from E and N, barometric pressure relatively low but rising slowly]



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916


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[Cover of Copy of Log for November 1916, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 November 1916

Lat 61.7, Long -17.2

5.0am: All guns cleared away and manned. Control tested.

6.0am: Altered course N72W, log 90, zigzag 50 degrees. Advance to 68 [revs].

8.05am: Altered course S42W, zigzag 23 degrees, log 17.1.

9.35am: Challenged, answered by HMS Alsatian.

9.53am: Increase to 75 [revs], log 43.9. Sightsetters at range instructions. Helm as required.

10.25am: Finished range instructions.

10.43am: Lowered boarding boat to take Captain to HMS Alsatian.

10.55am: Set course S65W, zigzag 3 points.

0.18pm: Half speed both engines, helm and engines as required to pick up boat.

0.24pm: Stopped. Captain returned on board and boat hoisted.

0.35pm: Set course N5E log 56.11. 0.40am: Altered course N28W, zigzag 50 degrees, log 57.5. Parted company with HMS Alsatian.

3.0pm: P1 and S1 covered and secured, all other guns cleared away and manned. Control tested.

3.39pm: Challenged HMS "Moldavia".

3.53pm: Helm as required for manoeuvering.

4.30pm: Commenced zigzag 50 degrees, log 1.3. Parted company with HMS Moldavia.

6.0pm: All guns cleared away and manned. Control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 280 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Rain on and off all day]


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2 November 1916

Lat 62.0, Long -17.9

2.0am: Reduced to 60, log 23.4, zigzag 50 degrees.

3.0am: P1 and S1 covered and secured, all other guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

6.30am: All guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

11.30am: S1 and P1 covered and secured, remainder of guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

3.0pm: S2 and P2 and 6 pounders cleared away and manned. Control tested. Remainder of guns covered and secured.

5.0pm: Evening quarters, tested alarm bells, read Warrant No 21.

6.0pm: A and B Groups covered and secured, X and Y Groups and 6 pounders cleared away and manned, control tested.

8.0pm: SII and PII cleared away.

9.30pm: A Group secured, remainder of guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

11.0pm: Advance to 60. Commenced zigzag 40 degrees.

Midnight: Altered course S86E, log 62.7, zigzag 45 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 287 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Rain on and off, wind force 7 to 8 through middle of day, from ENE, with sea state high, noon temperature 45F, sea temperature 48F]


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3 November 1916

Lat 62.3, Long -14.1

1.30am: P1 and S1 guns covered and secured, remainder cleared away and manned, control tested.

10.30am: Hands employed painting and as required.

11.0am: A and B Groups covered and secured.

1.0pm: Altered course N62W, log 14.2. Increase to 68 [revs], zigzag 35 degrees.

5.30pm: Stopped zigzag, log 71.8. Mines secured and put to safe.

7.0pm: All 6” guns secured, 6 pounders cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

9.0pm: All 6” guns secured, 6 pounders manned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Rain and showers in am, wind force 7 from 10am onwards, from E and N, with sea state very rough or high, noon temperature 38F, sea temperature 44F]


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4 November 1916

Lat 62.3, Long -24.1

[Another day when nothing much happened, all log entries shown below as an example:]

3.0am: All 6” guns secured, 6 pounders manned.

6.0am: Advance to 8 [revs], log 24.4. Commenced zigzag 35 degrees. P2 and S2 and X Group and 6 pounders cleared away and manned, control tested.

7.30am: Mines cleared away and brought to the ready.

8.0am: Position Lat [star] 62 18 N, Long [star] 22 38 W.

8.30am: Altered course N60W, zigzag 50 degrees, log 57.3.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship as required.

10.0am: All guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

Noon: Altered course N1E, zigzag 50 degrees, log 03.4.

1.10pm: Lat [sun] 62 23 N.

2.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

3.0pm: All guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

5.0pm: Evening quarters, tested alarm bells.

6.07pm: Lat [star] 63 03 N Long [moon] 25 08 W.

7.0pm: All guns cleared away and manned and control tested.

10.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 290 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind force 8 in early am, from NE, with sea state high to very high, wind and sea moderating later, noon temperature 36F, sea temperature 42F]


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5 November 1916

Lat 65.1, Long -26.0

9.40am: Challenged HMS Andes.

11.08am: Starboard seaboat left ship to board HMS “Andes”.

11.09am: Engines Half ahead, helm as required for manoeuvering.

11.35am: Boat returned and hoisted.

5.19pm: Kopparnaes N61E(T) and Stikskaar Huk S85E(T).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 290 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind force 4 to 6 all day, noon temperature 34F, sea temperature 35F]


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6 November 1916

Lat 65.5, Long -25.7

2.0am: Altered course N26W, zigzag 50 degrees, log 81.4.

3.0am: All guns cleared away, crew exercised, control tested.

6.0am: Altered course S61E, zigzag 50 degrees, log 32.9.

8.0am: Zigzag 40 degrees.

9.30am: A Group covered and secured.

10.40am: Straumnaes N61E(T) and Stikskaar Huk S88E.

2.30pm: Altered course S22E, zigzag 45 degrees, log 37.5.

3.0pm: A and B Groups secured. X Group and 6 pounders cleared away, crews exercised and Control tested.

9.30pm: A and B Groups secured.

10.0pm: Altered course S21E, log 31, steady course.

11.30pm: 6 pounders cleared away and manned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 297 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind force 5 to 8 in pm, from E and N, snow squalls on and off all day, noon temperature 32F, sea temperature 38]


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7 November 1916

Lat 65.8, Long -25.3

3.0am: A, B and X Groups covered and secured. 6 pounders cleared away and manned.

6.30am: All 6" guns secured. 6 pounders cleared away.

8.0am: Commenced to zigzag 34 degrees, log 20.7.

8.45am: Housed log 26.7, overhauled. 8.54am: Streamed log 26.7.

9.30am: Stopped zigzag, reduced to 60, log 32.9.

10.0am: Divisions and prayers.

10.30am: Observed land. Staalbierg Huk S69E(T).

1.20pm: Spare hands of watch employed securing boats. Boys at instructions.

1.30pm: Staalbierg Huk S35E(T).

3.0pm: Staalbierg Huk S10E(T) (approximately). A and B groups secured. X group and 6 pounders cleared away and manned, control tested.

5.0pm: Current since 10.00am 6th 253 degrees - 15’.

10.0pm: Fxl [forecastle] guns secured, remainder of guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 243 miles]

[Sounding every hour all pm]

[Wind force 6 to 8 all day, from N and E, with snow squalls off and on, sea state mostly very rough, noon temperature 28F, sea temperature 39F, air temperature at midnight 25F]


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8 November 1916

Lat 65.8, Long -20.9

[Course and Distance made good: Various 164 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Nothing of particular note in log but sounding regularly and temperature recorded hourly in am. Wind force 6 to 8 all day, from N and E, noon temperature 28F, sea temperature 39F]


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9 November 1916

Lat 65.8, Long -16.3

2.0am: Log housed 4 minutes to clear away ice.

3.0am: Commenced to zigzag 35 degrees and advanced to 60, log 32.4. Guns crews closed up, training and elevating gear tested.

6.30am: A group secured, remainder of guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

am: 9 Sou' Westers lost overboard by accident.

Noon: Altered course N24W, log 46.4, zigzag 40 degrees.

6.0pm: North Point Grimsey Island S60W(T), 16.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: ] [blank]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[A day of quieter weather, noon temperature 27F, sea temperature 34F]


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10 November 1916

Lat 67.3, Long -17.2

1.0am: Grimsey Island (Centre) S51W(T). Altered course N28E, zigzag 45 degrees, log 21.4.

5.0am: Altered course S30W, zigzag 50 degrees, log 75.5.

6.0am: All guns trained and elevated to limit, fire control tested.

8.30am: Ship’s company aired bedding.

9.0am: Altered course N27E, log 29.8, zigzag 45 degrees, North Point Grimsey Island S60W and Rodehuk S47E(T). Officers and Mens classes to instructions. Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.40am: Challenged. Reply HMS “Andes”.

6.0pm: Training and Elevating gear of all guns tested to limit.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 311 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[A fine, though cold, day, noon temperature 25F, sea temperature 35F]


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11 November 1916

Lat 67.2, Long -14.2

5.0am: Altered course S37E, zigzag 40 degrees, log 201.1.

am: Training and elevating gear of all guns worked to limits every half hour. Control tested.

11.0am: Altered course N64E, zigzag 50 degrees, log 81.8.

0.45pm: Challenged, reply HMS “Changuinola”.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Zigzag 23 degrees, log 10.1.

1.50pm: HMS “Changuinola” boat alongside.

1.51pm: “Changuinola” boat left ship.

1.57pm: Set course S23W, zigzag 35 degrees. All guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

5.30pm: All guns cleared away and manned, training and elevating gear worked.

10.30pm: Altered course S24W, zigzag 50 degrees, log 30.9.

[Course and Distance made good: Various] [no distance given]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Snow at times in pm, noon temperature 25F, sea temperature 35F]


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12 November 1916

Lat 67.5, Long -13.1

10.0am: Divisions, Captain’s inspection, Divine Service and Holy Communion.

10.0am: Altered course N26E, zigzag 50 degrees, log 85.8. All guns cleared away, training and elevated every half hour, control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 305 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Snow on and off in am]


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13 November 1916

Lat 65.0, Long -11.7

9.35am: Sighted trawler bearing S.

10.3am: General quarters. Close WT [watertight] Doors.

10.15am: Boarding boat left for S Trawler.

10.16am: Commenced manoeuvering. 10.32am: Secured defence, open WTD.

10.43am: Boarding boat returned.

10.55am: Boarding boat left ship to take doctor on board trawler, engines to half speed ahead.

11.25am: Boarding boat returned with doctor. 11.27am: Boarding boat hoisted.

11.30am: Half speed ahead, work up to 68. Set course N15E, zigzag 50 degrees.

8.0pm: Altered course S37W, log 16.1, zigzag 50 degrees.

8.30pm: Reduced zigzag 35 degrees, log 22.6.

9.49pm: Challenged, reply HMS Kildonan Castle.

9.54pm: Switched on Navigation Lights.

10.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 42.8. Guns crews closed up.

10.26pm: Switched off all lights except port bow light.

10.55pm: Switched off Port bow light. All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

11.30pm: Increase to 70, log 61.6, increased zigzag to 45 [degrees].

[Course and Distance made good: Various 300 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Noon temperature air and sea temperature 38F]


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14 November 1916

Lat 62.0, Long -12.0 [estimated, from 8am and 8pm positions, as noon position not shown in log]

3.55pm: Sighted steamer.

4.3pm: General quarters, closed WTD.

4.12pm: Fired one blank.

4.19pm: Sea boat left for SS Venezuela, manoeuvering.

4.45pm: Secured. 4.58pm: Finished manoeuvering, seaboat returned and hoisted.

5.0pm: Half speed ahead, work up to 70, streamed log, set course S26W, zigzag 35 [degrees].

[Course and Distance made good: Various] [distance not given]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Wind force 4 to 6 all day, noon temperature 48F, sea temperature 47F]


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15 November 1916

Lat 58.5, Long -12.1

1.0am: All guns cleared away and manned, training and elevating gear and control tested.

0.4pm: Altered course S24W, zigzag 25 degrees, log 47.5.

5.30pm: Stopped zigzag, log 21.8.

6.30pm: All guns cleared away, training and elevating gear and control tested, depth charges secured.

7.0pm: A and B Groups covered and secured.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 312 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Wind force 5 to 6 in am, increasing from force 5 to 8 in pm, from S and W, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 51F]


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16 November 1916

Lat 55.4, Long -8.8

[Sounding from 8.30am to 1.15pm]

3.0am: A and B Groups secured, remainder of guns cleared away and manned.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers.

10.10am: Seamen mustered bags and bedding and resumed work and instructions.

1.15pm: Observed West Point Tory Island S36E(T).

1.40pm: Altered course S75E, zigzag 40 degrees, log 78.

2.0pm: P1 and S1 covered and secured, remainder cleared away and manned.

2.40pm: Stop zigzag and reduced to 80.

4.3pm: Inishtrahull Light House N(T) 9 miles.

5.6pm: Switched on Navigation Lights.

5.20pm: Switched off Navigation Lights.

6.36pm: Bull Point N28E(T) and Rue Point Light S81W(T).

10.32pm: Observed Mew Island Light S6W(T) and Black Head Light S69W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 292 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind force 6 to 8 in am, force 7 to 9 in pm, from S and E, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 51F]


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17 November 1916

[From Sea to Southern Base, though not stated in log]

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3.30am: Chicken Rock Light N(T) 2.5 miles.

4.42am: Douglas Light N20E(T), Long Ness Light N60W(T).

7.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for harbour.

7.30am: Switched off Navigation Lights.

8.57am: Housed log 45.3.

9.13am: Passed Bar Light Vessel.

9.36am: Passed Formby Light Vessel.

9.41am: Picked up Pilot.

10.40am: Let go Port anchor. 10.51am: Slow ahead and hove up Port anchor. Engines and helm as required.

11.27am: Let go Starboard anchor, 60 fathoms.

Draught arriving: Forward 17’ 6”, Aft 22’ 10”.

0.30pm: Gave leave to Port watch from 17th pm till 27th.

1.30pm: Hand mustered by the ledger for payment.

2.55pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded to Sandon Dock assisted by tugs. Engines and helm as required.

3.30pm: Passed through to W Sandon.

3.45pm: Finished with engines, ship secured. Landed Liberty men.

pm: Discharged 8 ratings to Chatham Depot, 3 ratings to “Victory”, 1 Marine to Barracks, 12 Firemen to shore. Gave leave to Second part Starboard from 5pm till Midnight.

Midnight: Liberty men returned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 150 miles]

[Coal remaining 908 tons]

[Wind force 7 or 8 all am, from S and E, noon temperature 36F]


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18 November 1916

At Southern Base [aka Liverpool/Birkenhead]

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2.30am: Lieutenant Watson rejoined ship from armed guard.

8.15am: Cast off from jetty, proceeded through lock assisted by tugs. Helm and engines as required.

9.40am: Ship secured in Canada tongue. Finished with engines.

11.0am: 3 ratings joined ship from Chatham Depot.

pm: Leave for First Part Starboard watch until 8.0 [am?], boys till 9.00pm.

pm: 10 cases stores taken on board. 1 cook discharged ashore to hospital.

5.0pm: Liberty men ashore.


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19 November 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Liberty men returned.

10.0am: RCs [Roman Catholics] on shore to church. Divisions and church.

Noon: Leave for Second Part Starboard Watch from 1.00pm till 7.00am. Leave for boys.

0.15pm: Church Party RCs returned on board.

[Rain all day, barometric pressure relatively low]


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20 November 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands employed working ammunition and as required.

10.35am: 3 Seamen RNR left to join Chatham depot.

10.45am: Samson [floating crane] came alongside to lift out P1 and S1.

1.20pm: Hands employed moving ship, part employed painting masts and yard.

3.20pm: Samson cast off. Hands employed reberthing ship.

3.40pm: 1 fireman removed to royal infirmary for treatment.

5.0pm: Leave to part of watch till 7am, boys to 7.00pm.


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21 November 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed getting up ammunition.

9.0am: Hands employed getting in stores. 1 part about ammunition.

10.0am: 1 Seaman rating RNR discharged to Chatham depot.

4.0pm: Gave leave to Second part of Starboard watch from 5pm till 7am, Boys till 7pm.

5.0pm: Landed liberty men and boys.

5.30pm: 9 engine room ratings joined ship from HMS Eagle.


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22 November 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands fall in, employed with shifting stores.

7.0am: Liberty men returned on board.

7.30am: 4 Ratings joined ship from Pembroke [this word partly on edge of next page].

10.0am: 1 engine room rating joined ship from HMS Eagle.

1.20pm: Hands employed painting and refitting.

4.0pm: Leave for First part of watch until 7am.


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23 November 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed as required. Liberty men returned aboard.

9.0am: Hands employed as required, painting and refitting.

11.0am: 1 Rating (Cook) joined ship from HMS Eagle.

Leave for boys from 1pm until Mr Smith has finished with them.

3.30pm: Leave for Second Part watch from 5pm till 7am.

5.0pm: Landed Liberty men.


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24 November 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

8.0am: 7 ratings joined ship from Chatham.

1.20pm: Hands employed refitting and painting ship.

1.30pm: Leave for boys till 9pm.

9.0pm: Rounds correct. Boys returned off leave

[A windy day, SW winds force 6 or 7 from 8am onwards, noon temperature 58F]


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25 November 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Liberty men returned from leave.

8.0am: Breakfast.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

Noon: Ship well secured.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Second Part Starboard from 1pm till 6am, leave to boys till 7.pm.

2.0pm: Hands employed shifting ship to allow “Orcoma” inside berth.

3.30pm: Ship well secured, landed liberty men.

[Rain all pm, wind force 5 or 5/6]


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26 November 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.35am: Hands fall in for shifting ship.

6.50am: Not shifting.

7.15am: Ship well secured.

9.30am: Landed RCs [Roman Catholics] for church.

9.35am: C of E [Church of England] Chaplain came on board for divine service [last word on edge of next page].

9.40am: Divisions, rounds and divine service.

am: 30 ratings from Orcoma came on board for service.

11.0am: RCs returned on board.

Leave from 1pm till 7am first part Starboard, boys from 1pm till 7pm.

6.15pm: Surgeon left ship.

7.0pm: Boys returned from leave.


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27 November 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Part of watch returned from night leave. Hands to breakfast.

7.45am: Hands fall in, employed preparing ship for dry docking.

8.0am: Port watch returned from long leave.

10.0am: Gave leave to Starboard watch until 4pm Dec 4th.

10.15am: Shifted from Canada Tongue assisted by tugs and proceeded to Brocklebank Dock.

10.55am: Entered dock.

11.45am: Secured in dock. Hands employed shifting ship and as required.

4.0pm: Darkened ship, leave to Second Part of watch till 7am.


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28 November 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

am: Usual harbour routine. Hands employed painting and as required.

1.20pm: Martin Handlon, Fireman left ship for hospital [this word partly on edge of next page] Mill Road.

1.30pm: Hands fell in, employed painting and working ship’s stores.

4.0pm: Hands to tea. Gave leave to first part watch till 7.00am.


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29 November 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Leave to Second Part of watch from 1pm till 7am.

pm: Sub Lieutenant Engineer Towers left ship.

[No weather information in log for pm]


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30 November 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

am: Corporal RMLI joined ship. Towing Pendants oiled and stowed away.

pm: Gave leave to First Part from 1.00pm until 7.00am. Leave to Boys.

4.0pm: Second Part of watch employed as required.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916


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[Cover of Copy of Log for December 1916, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 December 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed drawing stores and as required.

4.0pm: Leave to part of watch until 7am.


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2 December 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Started flooding dock.

9.45am: Ship floated.

10.45am: Left Dry dock.

pm: Gave leave to Second Part of watch until 8.00am.


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3 December 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Hands employed shifting ship as required.

10.30am: Ship cast off Sandon basin and proceeded to Sandon Dock.

11.0am: Ship entered Sandon Dock.

11.20am: Ship secured.

pm: Leave to part of watch until 6.00am, boys to 7.00pm.


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4 December 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Hove ship off to allow lighters on starboard side. OS Houstep joined ship from RNB Chatham.

8.15am: Ship well secured.

9.0am: Commenced coaling from lighter both sides.

pm: Hands employed drawing stores and as required.

4.0pm: Starboard Watch returned off long leave.

5.0pm: Hands employed shifting ship.

6.30pm: Ship well secured.

[Coal remaining 783 tons]


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5 December 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.30am: Captain returned on board.

11.0am: Hands employed taking in stores.

1.0pm: Eased off Hawsers and resecured ship.

4.0pm: Leave to watch and Second Part Port watch.

9.30pm: Hands fall in, shift ship.

11.0pm: Ship well secured.


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6 December 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands employed moving ship.

9.45am: Brought ship alongside.

1.0pm: Discharged Corporal Gregory to RM Barracks [last word appears on side of next page]

1.20pm: Hands employed with stores (etc) as required.

4.0pm: Gave leave to Port watch and Second Part Starboard watch from 5.00pm until 7.00am, leave to boys until 7.00pm.

5.0pm: Part of watch employed shifting ship.

5.40pm: Ship secured.

9.45pm: Finished coaling for day.

[Foggy all day, noon temperature 38F]


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7 December 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

pm: Leave for Starboard watch from 1.30pm to 7.0am, for boys till 7.00pm. Hands employed getting in stores.

4.0pm: Leave to First Part port watch from 5pm until 7am.

[Foggy during am, rain in pm, noon temperature 42F]


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8 December 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.0am: 6 engine room ratings joined ship from depot.

4.0pm: Watch employed shifting ship.

Gave leave to Port Watch from 5.00pm until 7.00am.

5.15pm: Ship secured, landed liberty men.


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9 December 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.45am: Hands employed shifting ship.

7.45am: Ship secured.

am: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until 7.0pm on Monday [this being a Saturday]. Hands employed drawing stores and as required.

5.30pm: Finished taking in stores. Gave leave to part of watch until 8.00am.

[Rain all am]


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10 December 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.30am: Church parties landed.

10.0am: Divisions, Captain’s rounds, Divine Service.

Leave to part Starboard Watch from 1.0pm until 7.00am. Leave to boys until 7.00pm.

[Coal remaining 3772 tons, Received 3052 tons]


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11 December 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.45am: Landed funeral party.

9.0am: 7 Seaman ratings joined ship from RNB Chatham.

10.0am: Hands employed working ammunition, stores (etc).

1.0pm: Hands employed working ammunition and stores.

4.0pm: Starboard watch returned off leave.

[Mist and fog through middle of day, noon temperature 36F]


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12 December 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.10am: Hands employed moving ship.

9.10am: Ship reberthed.

9.40am: Hands employed getting in stores and ammunition.

10.40am: 1 PO and 7 seamen left for Chatham depot.

1.30pm: Hands fall in, employed getting in stores and ammunition.

2.0pm: Starboard watch of boys leave till 7.00pm.

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and First part port Watch until 12.00 Midnight.


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13 December 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands employed with stores etc as required.

10.0am: Pilot came on board.

10.30am: Cast off and proceeded through dock assisted by tugs, helm and engines as required.

11.05am: Made fast in Sandon Basin.

11.15am: Hands employed with stores etc as required.

0.30pm: Cast off.

0.55pm: Cleared dock gates.

1.50pm: Formby Light vessel abeam.

2.6pm: Bar Light Vessel abeam.

2.30pm: Commenced gun tests with 6” BL Guns.

2.50pm: Ceased firing and proceeded to harbour.

3.17pm: Bar Light Ship abeam. 3.35pm: Formby Light Ship abeam.

4.10pm: Slow both, switched on Navigation Lights.

4.17pm: Let go Starboard anchor, 60 fathoms cable, switched off navigation lights.

4.25pm: Darken ship.

9.0pm: Ship swung to flood NNW.

11.0pm: BOT [Board of Transport] regulations attended to.

[Thick fog from 5pm onwards, barometric pressure relatively low but rising, noon temperature 40F]


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14 December 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.0am: Anchor bearings Rock Light S50W, Anchor bearings North Wall Light S55E, Ship’s Head NxW.

4.45am: Shortened in cable. 4.55am: Weighed anchor, on navigation lights and proceeded up harbour.

5.23am: Let go Starboard anchor, 60 fathoms cable, off navigation lights.

5.50am: Shifted anchorage.

6.0am: Let go Starboard anchor, 60 fathoms cable.

[Anchor bearings: Seacombe Ferry S56W(T), Victoria Tower N17E(T), Waterloo Tower N83E(T), Ships head by Compass South]

11.30am: Read warrants.

2.30pm: 4 engine room ratings joined ship from Eagle [last word on edge of next page].

6.30pm: Anchor bearings: Princes Dock Lights S41E, Centre of Seacombe stage S71W, Egremont ferry lights N24W, Ship’s head SSW.

[Fog until 4am]


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15 December 1916

Lat 52.9, Long -5.7

1.25am: Shortened in cable. 1.30am: Weighed anchor and proceeded. Helm and engines as required. Switched on Navigation Lights.

2.29am: Formby Light Vessel abeam. 2.33am: Pilot left ship.

2.48am: Passed Bar Light Vessel. Finished manoeuvering. Half speed ahead, work up to 80 [revs]. Streamed log 8, set course N76W.

3.0am: Commenced zigzag 30 degrees.

4.25am: Great Ormes Head Light S15E(T), Lynne Point Light S64W(T).

6.0am: Skerries Light S3W(T) 3.5 miles. Altered course S73W, zigzag 30 degrees, log 49.1.

6.23am: Altered course N68W, zigzag 40 degrees, log 53.1. Skerries Light E(T) and HolyHead Light S38E(T) and South Stack Light S13E(T).

7.30am: Squadron joined up and proceeded in company 5 miles apart.

10.30am: All guns cleared away and manned.

10.46am: Codling Light Vessel W(T), 5 miles.

1.5pm: South Arklow Light Vessel W(T), 3.5 miles.

2.8pm: Blackwater Light Vessel N58W(T) and Lucifer Light Vessel S48W(T).

4.16pm: Barrels Light Vessel abeam 2 miles.

5.35pm: Hook Point abeam N11W 10.5 miles.

7.34pm: Minehead Light abeam 12 miles by log N4W.

Midnight: Old Head of Kinsale N55E(T), Jalbey [?] Head N43W(T).

[Course and Distance made good: 136 miles]

[Noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 46F]


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16 December 1916

Lat 50.6, Long -12.6

2.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, communication tested.

2.22am: Altered course S88W, zigzag 40 degrees, log 68.5. Fastnet Rock Light N26E(T) 5 miles.

9.0pm: Altered course W, zigzag 50 degrees, log 54.7.

[Course and Distance made good: 362 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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17 December 1916

Lat 49.9, Long -17.5

1.0am: Altered course West, log 5.6, zigzag 50 degrees, increase to 65 [revs].

9.30am: Stopped both to lower boarding boat. Housed log 20.3. Helm and engines as required.

9.39am: Boat hoisted. 9.40am: Half speed ahead work up to 68 [revs], set course West, zigzag 50 degrees.

7.0pm: Reduced to 52. Stopped zigzag, log 47.1.

[Course and Distance made good: 313 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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18 December 1916

Lat 48.5, Long -23.3

2.0am: All guns cleared away and manned. Control tested.

3.0am: Commenced to zigzag 50 degrees and advanced to 65.

10.42am: Altered course N45W, log 34, zigzag 2 points.

1.30pm: Altered course S68W, zigzag 23 degrees, log 71.8.

5.30pm: Altered course N88W, zigzag 50 degrees, log 26.2.

7.30pm: Steady Course, log 52.8. Reduce to 500 [presumably 50 revs].

[Course and Distance made good: 289 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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19 December 1916

Lat 46.8, Long -28.5

[Nothing much happening, all log entries shown here as an example:]

3.0am: All guns cleared away and manned, crews exercised, control tested.

5.0am: Advance to 68 [revs] and commenced zigzag 50 degrees, log 49.1.

7.0am: All guns cleared away and manned, crews exercised, control tested.

9.0am: Lat [star] 46 58 N, Long [star] 27 51 W.

9.0am: Officers and mens classes to instructions. Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers.

10.10am: Hands employed fitting up splinter nets.

11.0am: Altered course N86W, log 29.9, zigzag 50 degrees.

1.15pm: Boys at instructions, remainder of watch employed as required.

1.54pm: Lat [sun] 46 35.5 N.

2.0pm: Altered course N85W, zigzag 50 degrees, log 70.4.

3.0pm: All guns cleared away, crew exercised and control tested.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters and tested alarm bells.

5.15pm: Lat acc 46 25.5 N, Long [sun] 29 35.5 W.

6.30pm: All guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

7.0pm: Lat [star] 46 18.5 N, Long [star] 30 3 W.

7.30pm: Stopped zigzag and reduced to 50, log 44.5.

9.0pm: Altered course N67E, log 59.6.

10.20pm: Altered course S78W, log 7.1.

11.0pm: All guns cleared away and manned, crews exercised and control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: 281 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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20 December 1916

Lat 45.0, Long -32.8

[Course and Distance made good: 284 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7

[Still continuing South and West in the Atlantic, zigzagging from 3am to 7pm, in unremarkable weather, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 56F]


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21 December 1916

Lat 42.6, Long -36.9

8.30am: Advance to 68, zigzag 50 degrees, log 77.3

10.10am: Sighted vessel bearing NNW.

11.45am: Altered course N26E log 20.3.

11.48am: GQs [General Quarters], closed WTDs [watertight doors]. Manoeuvering. Helm and engines as required.

0.2pm: Fired blank from Port 6 pounder.

0.7pm: Fired 1 round from P3.

0.17pm: Housed log 27. 0.18pm: Slow both engines. 0.19pm: Stopped.

0.20pm: Half speed astern. 0.22pm: Boarding boat left to board SS Mexican (New York).

0.25pm: Half ahead, commenced manoeuvering.

1.10m: Sounded Secure followed by defence.

1.30pm: Hoisted boarding boat.

1.40pm: Finished manoeuvering. Engines to 70 [revs]. Streamed log, set course S74W, zigzag 23 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: 273 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Noon air and sea temperature 60F]


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22 December 1916

Lat 40.0, Long -40.5

3.0am: Heavy WNW swell, ship rolling heavily.

9.0am: Commenced zigzag 50 degrees. Officers and mens training classes to instructions.

11.0am: Altered course S30W, zigzag 50 degrees. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

2.0pm: Altered course S24W, zigzag 50 degrees. A Group Secured, all other guns cleared away and manned.

5.0pm: Reduced to 52. Stopped zigzag.

7.0pm: P1 covered and secured, all other guns cleared away and manned.

8.8pm: Housed log for inspection. 8.12: Streamed log.

[Course and Distance made good: 287 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Wind force 5 to 6, from N and E, and sea state rough for most of pm, with rain from time to time]


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23 December 1916

Lat 36.4, Long -40.7

[Course and Distance made good: 249 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Log records routine matters, all guns manned from 10.30am onwards. Northerly winds force 4 to 5 for most of day, sea state mostly rough, noon temperature 61F, sea temperature 65F]


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24 December 1916

Lat 32.4, Long -40.3

[Course and Distance made good: 254 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Another day of routine, with all guns cleared away, while heading South and West in the Atlantic]


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25 December 1916

Lat 28.2, Long -40.4

[Course and Distance made good: 275 miles]

[Another quiet day in the Atlantic, which just happens to be Christmas Day, which presumably explains the “Sunday routine” on a Monday. Noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 71F]


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26 December 1916

Lat 24.3, Long -40.5

[Course and Distance made good: 279 miles]

[Log records routine matters, zigzagging and manning of guns, noon temperature 72F, sea temperature 74F]


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27 December 1916

Lat 20.3, Long -40.6

8.43am: Zigzag 50 degrees, log 65.3. 9.0am: Hands employed painting.

4.47pm: Housed log 73.6. 4.50pm: Manoeuvering.

4.58pm: Lowered Port Sea boat to board French SV Amiral Troude.

5.36pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

5.45pm: Finished manoeuvering. Half speed ahead, work up to 68.

7.0pm: Altered course S22E, zigzag 50 degrees, log 89.1.4.

10.40pm: Stopped zigzag and reduced to 52, log 36.8. All guns manned, control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: 280 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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28 December 1916

Lat 17.6, Long -38.6

8.30am: Advance to 68 and commence zigzag 50 degrees, course S22E, log 37.3. Lat [star] 17 59 N, Long [star] 38 58 W.

10.30am: Hands aired bags and bedding.

1.20pm: Boys to instructions. Remainder of watch employed as required fitting awnings.

1.30pm: Altered course S23E, zigzag 45 degrees, log 103.

9.0pm: Reduced to 52, stopped zigzag, log 1.4.

[Course and Distance made good: 265 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Noon air and sea temperature 75F]


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29 December 1916

Lat 14.4, Long -35.8

[Another quiet day in the Atlantic, now heading South and East, all log entries shown here as an example:]

3.0am: All guns cleared away and manned, control tests.

5.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

7.0am: Hands employed as required.

8.30am: Increased to 68 [revs], zigzag 45 degrees, log 16.5.

9.0am: Officers, seamen, and boys at instructions, remainder of hands employed as required.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Lat acc 14 41 N, [Long] 36 1 W.

10.11am: Housed log for inspection.

10.15am: Exercised action, closed WTDs [watertight doors]. 10.17am: Streamed log 28.0.

10.30am: Secured. 10.35am: Disperse and open WTDs.

11.0am: Altered course S21E, zigzag 45 degrees, log 47.7

1.30pm: Hands employed as required, boys at instructions.

2.24pm: Lat [sun] 14 4 N.

3.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

5.0pm: Tested alarm bells.

7.0pm: Lat acc 13 25.5 N, Long [sun] 35 2 W. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

9.0pm: Reduced to 52. Steady course S21E, log 83.5.

11.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: 275 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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30 December 1916

Lat 11.2, Long -33.2

[Course and Distance made good: 278 miles]

[Another quiet day heading S21E and S20E, zigzagging from 8.30am to 8.30pm, with all guns cleared away. Noon air and sea temperature 76F]


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31 December 1916

Lat 8.2, Long -30.6

[Course and Distance made good: 279 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Log records routine matters, zigzagging from 8.0am to 9.30pm. Getting warmer - noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 81F]



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917


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[Cover of Copy of Log for January 1917, signed by W Tarrant as Navigating Officer and as Commanding Officer]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 January 1917

Lat 7.8, Long -27.1

[Page has 1916 at top, a common mistake]

8.0am: Advance to 68, zigzag 50 degrees, log 80.4.

9.20am: Altered course N50W, steady course, log 98.4.

10.30am: Altered course S71E, zigzag 23 degrees, log 14.4.

7.40pm: Exchanged pendants with HMS Arlanza.

8.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 111.7.

[Course and Distance made good: 281 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind force 4 to 5 from 9am onwards]


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2 January 1917

Lat 7.6, Long -22.9

[This page also dated 1916]

7.30am: Advance to 68 [revs]. Commenced to zigzag, log 71.1. Challenged HMS Arlanza.

11.0am: Altered course S75E, zigzag 45 degrees, log 17.0

2.30pm: Altered course S80E, zigzag 35 degrees, log 54.6.

6.50pm: Exchanged pendants with HMS Arlanza.

8.0pm: Steady course S80E, log 41.1.

[Course and Distance made good: 284 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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3 January 1917

Lat 8.2, Long -18.7

[Page dated 1916]

2.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

7.30am: Increase to 68. Commence zigzag, log 70.7.

9.30am: Altered course S75E, zigzag 35 degrees, log 97.8.

10.10am: Hands employed preparing for coaling and as required.

0.52pm: GQs [General Quarters], close WTDs [watertight doors].

0.54pm: Fired 1 round 6 pounder blank.

0.57pm: Fired 1 round 6".

1.0pm: Stop engines, log 45.2.

1.05pm: Starboard sea boat left for SS Vahancia [? though could be Valencia], commenced manoeuvering.

1.47pm: Finished GQ, open WTDs.

1.55pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

2.0pm: Streamed log 45.2, set course S69E, zigzag 65 degrees.

8.30pm: Altered course S70E, log 35.1, stopped zigzag, reduced to 60.

[Course and Distance made good: 289 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 80F]


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4 January 1917

Lat 8.2, Long -14.4

[Date on page corrected to 1917]

7.0am: Advance 70 [revs], and commenced zigzag 35 degrees, log 65.1.

8.0am: Altered course N88E, log 93.2, zigzag 23 degrees.

11.0am: Altered course N83E, zigzag 34 degrees, log 22.8. Reduce to 73.

4.32pm: Sierra Leone Light House N89E(T).

4.56pm: Altered course as required for entering harbour, log 9.3.

5.31pm: Helm and engines as required for anchoring.

5.39pm: Let go Port anchor, 45 fathoms cable in 11 fathoms.

10.0pm: Ship’s clocks retarded 1 hour to local time.

[Course and Distance made good: 302 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Coal remaining 1968 tons]


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5 January 1917

At Base [Freetown, Sierra Leone]

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

6.50am: Collier SS Atlantic City made fast Port side.

7.30am: Received native labour for coaling.

8.0am: Commenced coaling.

10.0am: Captains of HMS Alanza [Arlanza], Orcoma and Gloucestershire came on board.

1.0pm: Port watch carried on coaling.

2.0pm: SS Maresfield [?, later shown as Mansfield, which is more likely] came alongside starboard side.

3.30pm: Both watches coal ship.

5.0pm: Finished coaling for the day.

[Noon temperature 84F, misty during evening]


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6 January 1917

At Base

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

7.0am: Hands commenced coaling.

5.30pm: Finished coaling for day.


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7 January 1917

At Base

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

7.0am: Ship company resumed coaling, working party arrived from shore.

5.20pm: Stopped coaling.

[Temperature at 8pm, 89F]


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8 January 1917

At Base

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6:27am: Collier SS “Atlantic City” cast off. Hands employed coaling and as required.

8.30am: Captain repaired aboard flag ship on duty.

9.40am: Captain returned from flag ship.

10.50am: Waterboat came alongside.

11.0am: HMS “King Alfred” and “Sutley” proceeded to sea.

3.0pm: Finished coaling. Amount taken 1410 tons. SS “Atlantic City” 782 tons and SS Mansfield 630 tons. Average per hour 50 tons.

4.15pm: SS Mansfield cast off from ship.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal 1896 + 1412 = 3308 tons]


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9 January 1917

At Base

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.30am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

7.30am: Sea boat hoisted, anchor bearings correct.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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10 January 1917

At Base

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

10.0am: Captain repaired on board “Swiftsure”.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: HMS “Glasgow” and 8 transports came in.

5.50pm: One cot case discharged to shore hospital.

6.5pm: Monthly issue of soap and tobacco to ships company

7.15pm: 5 signal ratings joined ship.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Noon temperature 84F]


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11 January 1917

At Base

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

7.0am: Commodore left ship on duty, mails left ship for HMS “Arlanza”.

7.30am: Uncovered guns.

7.50am: Commodore returned off duty.

8.0am: HMS “Arlanza” proceeded to sea.

10.0am: Commodore and Secretary left ship, captain gone on board HMS Swiftsure.

Noon: Captain returned on board.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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12 January 1917

At Base

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes, gave leave to CPOs.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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13 January 1917

At Sea [according to log - actually at Base [Sierra Leone]]

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

8.15am: HMS Glasgow left.

Leave for Officers and PO1 from 2.30pm to 6.15pm.

5.0pm: Tested steering gear.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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14 January 1917

Lat 8.6, Long -13.8

6.30am: Hands preparing ship for sea.

7.15am: Shortened in cable to 30 fathoms. Tested steering gear.

7.57am: Started to weigh anchor, engines as required.

8.2am: Anchor weighed, slow ahead both. 8.3am: Half ahead, helm as required for leaving harbour.

8.26am: Sierra Leone Light House S(T) 4 miles. Set course S50W. Streamed log 112.6.

9.4am: Log 19.4, commenced circling, steering to get in position with convoy.

10.43am: Altered course N53W, log 35. All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

2.0pm: Advance to 57 and commenced zigzag 45 degrees, log 71.3.

3.0pm: Altered course N55W, zigzag 45 degrees, log 82.4.

3.30pm: Convoy zigzag with flag.

5.0pm: Altered course N53W, log 6.06. Steady course. General Quarters.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 40 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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15 January 1917

Lat 9.8, Long -17.8

[Course and Distance made good: Various 267 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Log just records routine matters, changes of speed and course and manning of guns. Noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 80F]


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16 January 1917

Lat 10.8, Long -22.1

9.0am: Hands employed painting.

9.45am: Dropped target for practice for squadron transport.

10.40am: Squadron finished target practice.

11.07am: Hoisted in target. 11.12am: Finished manoeuvering.

0.5pm: Clocks retarded half hour.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 40 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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17 January 1917

Lat 11.9, Long -26.4

9.59am: Slipped target, engines put to 70 [revs].

10.03am: General Quarters, closed WTDs [watertight doors], carried out 6” practice.

10.20am: Secure and disperse.

10.36am: Picked up target.

10.41am: Finished manoeuvering, engines set to 70, streamed log 72.7, set course N30W.

1.44pm: Stop engines.

1.49pm: Seaboat left for SS "Beltana", commenced manoeuvering.

2.14pm: Hoisted seaboat, finished manoeuvering.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 300 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 76F]


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18 January 1917

Lat 14.8, Long -28.5

10.18am: Commenced firing 1” aiming from port guns at towing target.

10.35am: Cease firing.

11.10am: Resumed firing at towing target.

11.30am: Altered course N70W, log 34.5, ceased firing from Port guns.

11.55am: Reduced to 54 [revs], commenced firing from Starboard 6 pounder.

0.9pm: Altered course North, log 41.2. Increase to 65 [revs].

0.15pm: Clocks retarded half hour.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 248 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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19 January 1917

Lat 18.6, Long -28.5

5.50pm: Passed and communicated with SS Dunvegan Castle.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Apart from this log only records routine matters, numerous changes of course and speed and some zigzagging. Weather quiet, noon temperature 71F, sea temperature 73F]


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20 January 1917

Lat 22.1, Long -27.0

3.45pm: Sighted vessel bearing NNE.

4.45pm: Signalled SS "Historian".

[Course and Distance made good: N22E(T), 227 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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21 January 1917

Lat 25.6, Long -25.5

[Course and Distance made good: N22.25E, 230 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Log just records routine matters, manning of guns, changes in course and speed and positions]


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22 January 1917

Lat 29.2, Long -23.7

11.30am: Clocks advance to 12.00.

4.5pm: Exercised Guns crews, controls and range finder stations.

4.25pm: Disperse.

[Course and Distance made good: N23.25E, 233 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Noon air and sea temperature 67F]


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23 January 1917

Lat 32.8, Long -21.9

[Another day when nothing happened, heading North and East - log entries shown here as an example, omitting most changes in speed and course and log readings:]

2.0am: All guns cleared away. Crews exercised and control tested.

6.0am: Lat [star] 31 54 N.

6.13am: Housed log 18.8. 6.20am: Streamed.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship as required. All guns cleared away. Crews exercised and control tested.

8.0am: Increased to 58, log 27.2 and commenced to zigzag 45 degrees.

9.0am: Altered course N36E, log 38.2. Stopped zigzag. Officers, men and boys at instructions remainder of hands employed as required.

10.0am: Altered course N37E, reduced to 60 [revs], zigzag 45 degrees, log 50.9. Divisions and prayers. Exercised range and control stations.

10.15am: Hands employed as required.

10.30am: Finished range station.

1.15pm: Watch employed as required.

2.20pm: Sighted vessel bearing E.

3.0pm: All guns cleared away. Crews exercised and control tested.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Tested alarm bells. Hands exercised abandon ship.

4.18pm: Lat acc 33 20 N Long [sun] 21 37 W.

5.30pm: Lat [star] 33 35 N.

9.30pm: All guns cleared away. Crews exercised and control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: N23.75E - 235 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 64F]


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24 January 1917

Lat 36.2, Long -20.1

8.0am: Commenced to zigzag 45 degrees, course N37E.

9.0am: Altered course N38E, log 99. Officers and mens training classes to instruction. Hands employed scraping and painting.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Marines Paraded Marching order. Position D alt Lat 35 57 N Long 20 [indistinct] W.

1.20pm: Boys to instructions, remainder of watch employed placing shot mattresses as required.

2.30pm: Passed Norwegian Barque steering South.

11.0pm: Reduced to 57 [revs]. Secured Depth Charges.

[Course and Distance made good: N23.75E, 226 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Mist and rain on and off from noon onwards, wind force 5, barometric pressure falling all day, noon temperature 61F, sea temperature 62F]


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25 January 1917

Lat 39.9, Long -17.8

5.0am: Heavy NW swell.

6.10pm: Reduced to 40, switched on shaded stern light.

8.0pm: Switched off stern light.

[Course and Distance made good: N26.25E, 244 miles]

[North westerly wind force 4 to 6 until 4pm, sea state rough at times, noon temperature 54F, sea temperature 57F]


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26 January 1917

Lat 43.3, Long -15.7

7.30am: Commenced to zigzag 45 degrees and reduce to 57 [revs], log 3.6, altered course N39E.

9.50am: Divisions and Prayers.

10.0am: Reduced to 54, log 32.4. Resumed work and instructions, boys mustered bags.

11.30am: Clocks advanced half hour.

4.5pm: General Quarters, closed WTDs [watertight doors].

4.10pm: Disperse GQs. Stop zigzag, altered course N55E, log 02.

[Course and Distance made good: N25E, 223 miles]

[Rain on and off during early am, barometric pressure falling all day, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 55F]


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27 January 1917

Lat 46.6, Long -13.3

7.0am: Hands carry out Saturdays Routine.

8.0am: Commence zigzag, log 62.5.

2.45pm: Sighted TBDs.

4.39pm: Altered course N43E, log 60.4. Parted company with transports and TBDs.

5.15pm: Tried engines to full speed astern, log 69.

5.18pm: Worked up to 80, log 69.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 1 hour.

[Course and Distance made good: N26.25E, 225 miles]

[Barometric pressure relatively low but steady, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 52F]


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28 January 1917

Lat 50.9, Long -10.0

2.0am: S1 and P1 Secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

6.0am: Altered course N2W, log 53.8 to avoid a vessel. 6.6am: Resumed course N43E, log 55.4.

7.0am: Commenced zigzag 35 degrees, log 69.4.

[Sounding from 8am to 2pm]

9.22am: Stop zigzag, set course N47E, log 5.7.

9.50am: Port mine secured.

10.10am: Divisions, Divine Service and Captain’s rounds. S1 and P1 Secured. All other guns cleared away and manned.

Noon: Starboard mine secured.

0.12pm: Secured Starboard mine after fall of No 9 boat carried away.

2.0pm: Observed Fastnet Rock N30E(T), altered course N50E, log 70.8.

2.29pm: Fastnet Rock abeam 1 mile, log 78.

3.51pm: Stags abeam 1.5 miles.

4.45pm: Galley Head abeam 3 miles, log 10.2.

5.20pm: Sighted and exchanged pendants with HMS "Midge".

6.20pm: Mount Rock Light Vessel N31E(T) and Old Head of Kinsale N70W(T).

8.8pm: Off Steaming lights.

9.51pm: Mine Head N66W(T) and Hook Point N22E(T).

11.0pm: A and B Groups secured, remainder of guns secured.

11.4pm: Coningbeg abeam 2.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 329 miles]

[Misty for most of pm, wind increasing in am, South easterly, force 7 or 8 from noon onwards, sea state very rough to high, barometric pressure steady in am, rising in pm, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 47F]


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29 January 1917

At Sea and at Southern Base [aka Liverpool/Birkenhead]

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0.18am: Tuskar abeam 3 miles.

1.29am: Blackwater Light Vessel abeam 9 miles.

2.28am: South Stack abeam 1.5 miles.

6.0am: Skerries abeam 2 miles.

6.28am: Altered course S77E, log 35.1. All guns and mines cleared away.

7.45am: Commenced zigzag 30 degrees, log 56.8.

8.7am: Great Ormes Head S(T) 11 miles.

9.37am: Passed Bar Light Vessel.

10.0am: Tug came alongside. Pilot boarded. Passed Formby Light Vessel

10.49am: Let go Port anchor, 60 fathoms of cable.

[Anchor bearings St Pauls Church S77W(T), Victoria Tower N10E(T)]

0.43pm: Paymaster and Assistant Paymaster returned on board with money

1.0pm: Paid ships company.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch until Friday [this being a Monday]. Ratings left ship.

[Draught arriving: Forward 21’ 3”, Aft 22’ 9”]

2.20pm: Started to weigh anchor. 2.25pm: Anchor weighed.

2.28pm: Engines and helm as required, assisted by tugs proceeded to Alfred Dock.

2.55pm: Entered Basin. 3.10pm: Made fast in Alfred Dock.

4.30pm: Cast off Hawsers and proceeded through docks.

5.40pm: Berthed at Westfloat.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 353 miles]

[Coal remaining 2179 tons]

[Noon temperature 30F]


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30 January 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Hands fall in. Hove ship off jetty for coal lighters to pass inside.

9.30am: Coal lighters came alongside. Hands employed securing ship, commenced coaling.

1.30pm: Port watch employed taking in mails.

2.0pm: Leave to part of watch until 10.00pm.

5.0pm: Coal lighters cast off, vessel secured at dockside.

[Temperature varied from 28F to 33F during day]


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31 January 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0.40am: Cast off and proceeded to lock with assistance of tugs.

3.0am: Secured in Alfred dock.

3.50am: Proceeded to river and across to Sandon dock.

4.30am: Entered Sandon Dock.

5.10am: Made fast at Sandon Dock.

7.40am: Cast off Sandon Dock and proceeded to Canada Tongue.

9.0am: Ship berthed at Canada Tongue.

3.0pm: Gave leave to part of watch until 7am.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917


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[Cover of Copy of Log for February 1917, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as previously]

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1 February 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.30am: 6 Marines joined ship from Chatham. Hands employed about ammunition and as required.

4.0pm: Gave leave to part of watch until 7.00am.

[Fog and mist in am, temperature 30 to 32F all day]


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2 February 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0pm: Gave leave to part of watch until 7.0am.

[Temperature 30 to 33F all day]


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3 February 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Sub Lieutenant Lingen-Burton RNR and 2 Marines gone to meet new ratings at Lime Street Station.

9.0am: 5 Seamen ratings, 5 boys, 1 Chief W/T operator and 1 RMLI joined ship from Chatham depot.

2.0pm: Leave to part of watch until 7.00am. Hands make and mend clothes.

[Temperature 30 to 35F during day, heavy snow at midnight]


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4 February 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.0am: Divisions and Divine Service. HMS Teutonic church party attended. RCs and Presbyterians landed.

1.30pm: Leave to part of watch until 7.00am, engine room ratings until 5.00am.

[Snow in am, misty in pm, temperature ranged from 27 to 35F]


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5 February 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Hands fall in and employed in heaving ship off for lighters to pass inside.

8.0am: Lighter in and ship well secured.

9.0am: Hands employed painting aloft.

9.20am: Commenced coaling.

pm: Hands employed painting masts etc. 2 Seamen left ship for depot.

4.30pm: Leave to part of watch until 7.00am. Leave to boys till 7pm.

[Mist and fog early and late in day, temperature range 24 to 31F]


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6 February 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.0am: Funeral party landed 15 sailors and 15 firemen.

1.0pm: Hands employed shifting ship as required.

3.0pm: Funeral party returned.

5.0pm: Gave leave to part of watch until 7.00am.

6.30pm: 1 Carpenter’s crew joined ship from HMS “Eagle”.

[Thick fog in am, misty in pm, temperature range 20 to 30F]


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7 February 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Resumed coaling.

9.0am: Tug “Panther” reported she had fouled our Starboard quarter wire on the previous night at 10pm. Gave her every assistance but could not clear wire which she had fouled about 4 fathoms from the eyesplice. Therefore put all wire on tug and she proceeded to dry dock.

10.0am: 6 ratings joined ship from RNB Portsmouth.

6.0pm: Starboard watch returned off long leave.

8.0pm: Leave to Port watch till 10pm 16th February.

[Fog in am, mist in pm, temperature range 26 to 29F]


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8 February 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Resumed coaling.

8.0am: Hands employed as required getting in stores.

9.0am: Discharged 1 rating to RNB Chatham.

1.20pm: Hands employed getting in stores.

5.0pm: Leave to First Part Starboard Watch till 7am.

5.30pm: Leave to boys till 9.00pm.

9.0pm: Boys returned off leave.

[Coal remaining 3764 tons, Received 1651] [Completion of coaling not noted elsewhere in log]

[Mist and fog for much of day, temperature range 29 to 35F]


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9 February 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Liberty men returned off leave.

1.0pm: 2 Marines left ship for RMB Chatham.

1.20pm: Hands employed with stores and as required.

5.0pm: Gave leave to Second Part of watch until 7am.

[Foggy for most of day, temperature range 30 to 32F]


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10 February 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

1.0pm: Leave to First Part of watch till 9am Sunday [on this Saturday]. Boys till 9.00pm.

pm: 4 Carpenter ratings discharged to HMS Eagle. Hands make and mend clothes.

9.0pm: Boys returned off leave.

[Fog and mist for most of day, temperature range 29 to 32F]


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11 February 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands to clean, Sunday routine.

9.45am: Divisions, Divine Service, Rounds. Roman Catholics to shore service.

10.30am: RCs returned.

1.0pm: Leave to Part of watch until midnight. Boys till 7pm.

7.0pm: Boys returned from leave.

[Misty all day, temperature range 31 to 33F]


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12 February 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Hands fall in, employed shifting ship off for barges to come inside.

8.0am: Ship secured.

9.30am: 8 Ratings joined ship from RNB Chatham.

0.30pm: 1 Seaman rating discharged to RN Hospital Chatham.

5.30pm: Leave to First Part of Watch to 7am.

10.0pm: Hands employed reberthing ship.

10.20pm: Ship secured.

[Mist and fog in am, temperature range 32 to 37F]


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13 February 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

8.30am: 28 Seamen ratings and 16 marines joined ship from RNB Chatham.

9.0am: Hands employed getting in stores.

1.20pm: Hands carry on with stores.

5.0pm: Leave to Part of watch till 7.00am.

[Temperatures ranged from 32 to 36F today]


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14 February 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.20pm: Hands employed getting in stores.

4.0pm: Commanding officer read warrants.

5.0pm: Leave for First Part of watch till 7am. Leave for Boys from 4pm till 10pm.

10.0pm: Boys returned from leave.

[Misty for much of day, temperature rising, up to 39F in pm]


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15 February 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed moving ship.

7.30am: Ship secured.

9.0am: Hands employed getting in stores.

4.0pm: Gave leave to Second Part of watch till 7.00am.

5.0pm: Landed Liberty men.

[A misty afternoon, noon temperature 40F, midnight 32F]


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16 February 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands employed moving ship.

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

7.50am: Ship secured.

8.0am: Breakfast.

9.0am: Hands employed taking in Ammunition etc as required.

Noon: Dinner.

1.20pm: Hands employed in Ammunition Lighter.

4.0pm: Set watches sea routine.

6.0pm and 8.0pm: Hands employed striking down ammunition.

10.0pm: Port watch returned off long leave.

[Another misty day, temperatures 30 to 34F]


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17 February 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2.30am: Hands employed letting go unnecessary ropes.

2.35am: Tugs made fast, let go and proceeded through lock, engines and helm as required.

4.0am: Made fast in Sandon Basin.

5.25am: Proceeded from Sandon Basin to River.

7.25am: Passed Bar Light Vessel. 7.26am: Adjusting compasses.

8.30am: Close all W/T [watertight] doors.

8.40am: Finished adjusting compasses. Set course ESE.

8.48am: Altered course SE. 9.4am: Stopped. 9.6am: Bar Light Vessel abeam.

9.9am: Tug came alongside. 9.14am: Tug left ship with compass adjuster. Engines and Helm as required to come to anchor.

9.46am: Let go Starboard anchor with 60 fathoms cable in 8 fathoms.

11.0am: All guns cleared away. Crews exercised and control tested.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Tested alarm bells. Hands mustered life saving jackets and Belts.

5.20pm: Darkened ship, tested searchlights.

6.0pm: All guns cleared away and manned.

9.30pm: All guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

11.30pm: Anchor bearings checked.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 30 miles]

[Mist and fog (thick at times) for most of day, temperature range 33 to 42F]


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18 February 1917

Lat 53.5, Long -3.7

6.30am: Routine. 6.40am: Shortened in cable.

6.53am: Weighed and proceeded. Helm and engines as required.

7.8am: Passed Bar Light Vessel, set course N40W.

7.18am: Course as required for carrying out gun test.

7.30am: Finished gun test and proceeded to anchorage.

7.42am: Passed Bar Light Vessel. 7.59am: Let go Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms, lowered Port sea boat.

8.5am: Port sea boat returned and hoisted.

8.40am: Pilot boat alongside. 8.44am: Pilot left ship.

9.0am: Hands employed clearing up decks. All guns cleared away and manned. Control tested.

10.12am: Weighed anchor, engines and helm as required manoeuvering.

10.23am: Lowered Port sea boat, discharged gun testing party to HMTBD “Dove”.

10.40am: Boat returned and hoisted. 10.47am: Proceeded to sea.

10.50am: Half speed ahead, finished manoeuvering.

10.58am: Passed Bar Light Vessel. 10.59am: Set course N76W, zigzag 30 degrees. 11.00am: Streamed log.

11.0am: Exercised general quarters, closed WTDs [watertight doors].

11.14am: Disperse from GQs.

11.15am: Steady course N76W, log 4.8.

1.0pm: Sunday Routine. Watch employed as required. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

[Sounding from 1.0pm to 6.10pm]

4.0pm: Exercised GQs [General Quarters]. 4.20pm: Disperse from GQs.

5.51pm: Observed Chicken Rock Light N88E(T).

7.25pm: South Point abeam 2.25 miles, log 36.3.

11.35pm: Bull Point N36E(T) and Rue Point S75W(T).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 28 miles]

[Fog and mist from noon to 7pm, hail in late evening, noon temperature 41F]


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19 February 1917

Lat 55.4, Long -11.6

1.27am: Altered course N85W, log 31.5, Inishtrahull abeam 4.75 miles.

2.0am: All guns cleared away, Crew exercised and control tested.

4.0am: Altered course N9W, log 73.4, Tory Island Light abeam 3.5 miles.

7.0am: Commenced zigzag Type IV, 30 degrees, log 21.9.

9.0am: Officers, Seamen and Boys at instructions, remainder of hands employed cleaning ship. Articles of war read to ships company.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers. 10.10am: Resumed work.

11.0am: Stopped zigzag, log 83.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 317 miles]

[Mist and fog on and off all day, rain from time to time in pm, wind force 4 to 6 during middle part of day, noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 48F]


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20 February 1917

Lat 59.2, Long -18.7

[Course and Distance made good: Various 337 miles]

[Nothing of particular note in log, heading North and West, with all guns cleared away. Barometric pressure rising, noon temperature 45F, sea temperature 48F]


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21 February 1917

Lat 62.6, Long -24.6

9.0am: Altered course N18E, zigzag 35 degrees, log 40.

11.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

Noon: Reduced to 60 and Stopped zigzag, log 82.6.

[Sounding during pm]

5.10pm: Depth charges secured.

6.30pm: Darkened ship. A1, B1, X2 and Y2 guns secured, remainder cleared away.

10.30pm: X1, Y1 and 6 pounders cleared away, remainder of guns secured.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 317 miles]

[Rain on and off from late am, winds variable in direction, force 4 to 6 from 9am onwards, sea state rough for much of pm]


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22 February 1917

Lat 66.6, Long -23.5

1.0am: Cleared away depth mines.

2.0am: All guns cleared away, crews closed up and control tested.

8.0am: Advance to 70. Commenced zigzag 35 degrees, log 11.2.

11.33am: Observed Sneifjelds [possibly Snaefjoll] S44E(T) and North Cape S85E(T).

1.7pm [more likely to be 0.7pm]: Challenge, answer HMS Victorian.

0.15pm: Challenged, answer HMS Hildebrand.

0.30pm: Altered course S56E, zigzag 34 degrees, log 73.

1.36pm: Lowered Port seaboat to communicate with HMS “Victorian” and “Hildebrand”.

1.50pm: Changed patent log rotator.

1.55pm: Stopped to pick up sea boat.

1.58pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted.

4.32pm: North Cape S84E(T) and Sneifjelds S33E(T).

9.0pm: Steady course N85E, log 68.8, reduce to 52 [revs]. A1 and B1 Secured, all other guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 271 miles]

[Snow from time to time in pm, noon temperature 36F, sea temperature 37F]


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23 February 1917

Lat 66.8, Long -22.8

4.30am: All guns cleared away, Crews exercised and Control tested.

8.0am: Advance to 68 and commenced zigzag 55 degrees.

9.0am: Altered course S85E, zigzag 50 degrees, log 87. Officers, Seamen and Boys at instructions, remainder of hands employed as required.

10.0am: North Cape S77E(T), Ritur Huk [Ritr Huk] S23E(T).

Noon: Reduced to 60. Stop zigzag, log 25.9. A and B Group guns secured.

7.30pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 263 miles]

[Wind increasing in am, force 7 in early pm, from WSW, sea state rough to very rough through middle of day, snow squalls on and off, noon temperature 34F, sea temperature 38F]


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24 February 1917

Lat 66.6, Long -23.3

8.0am: Advance to 68. Commenced to zigzag 50 degrees, log 29.9.

10.33am: Kogur Huk [Kogr Huk] N86E(T), Skagi S2E(T).

11.33am: North Cape S61E(T) and Ritur Huk S33E(T).

Noon: Altered course S77W, zigzag 35 degrees, log 79.2.

2.31am: Ritur Huk N74W(T), Golte [Goltur?] S55E(T).

4.30pm: Altered course N78W, log 39.4, stop zigzag.

6.13pm: Reduced to 60. A1 and B1 secured.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 246 miles]

[Rain and mist on and off during day, barometric pressure falling for most of day, noon temperature 37F, sea temperature 38F]


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25 February 1917

Lat 65.9, Long -25.1

8.30am: A1 and B1 cleared away.

9.0am: Zigzag 35 degrees, log 4.0. Hands employed as required.

10.0am: Divisions, Captains inspection, rounds and Divine Service.

11.56am: Observed Staalbierg Huk S38E(T).

2.08pm: Altered course N77W, zigzag 35 degrees, log 68.5. Straumnaes [Straumnes] S3E(T), Sardanoes [Saudanes?] N76E(T). All guns cleared away, crews closed up, controls tested.

8.0pm: Altered course S80E, log 44.2, zigzag 50 degrees.

11.0pm: Reduced to 52. Stopped zigzag, log 83.1.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 255 miles]

[Barometric pressure starting to rise, noon temperature 32F, sea temperature 39F]


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26 February 1917

Lat 66.0, Long -24.7

8.0am: Increase to 68, altered course S78E, zigzag 23 degrees, log 70.4.

11.0am: A and B Groups covered up.

1.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 33.7.

1.55pm: Altered course N79W, log 45.0, zigzag 23 degrees.

3.0pm: Stopped zigzag. 3.14pm: Housed log 60.6. Changed rotator.

3.25pm: Streamed log.

6.0pm: All forecastle guns covered and secured. Mines secured and set to safe.

8.45pm: Altered course S77E, log 15.7. A1 and B1 Secured, all other guns cleared away and manned, Control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 266 miles]

[Wind force 6 to 8 from 10am onwards, from S and W, with sea state rough or very rough at times, rain on and off for much of day and barometric pressure falling until 8pm, noon temperature 38F, sea temperature 40F]


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27 February 1917

Lat 66.3, Long -24.2

6.0am: A Group secured and covered, all other guns cleared away, control tested.

8.0am: Advance to 68 [revs] and altered course S78E, zigzag 23 degrees, log 21.9.

10.30am: A1 and B1 covered and secured, all other guns cleared away. Mines to safe.

11.39am: Stigalhid [Stigahlid] S86E(T) and Skagi S48E(T).

Noon: Altered course N65E, log 74.7. Covered and secured A2 and B2.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 247 miles]

[Westerly wind force 6 to 8 for majority of day, with hail and snow on and off, sea state very rough to high in pm, air temperature falling all day, from 37F at 1am to 26F at midnight]


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28 February 1917

Lat 66.0, Long -24.5

[Course and Distance made good: Various 164 miles]

[Another day on patrol in challenging weather, wind force 7 to 8 until 5pm, from W, with snow and hail on and off and sea state very rough to high, noon temperature 26F, sea temperature 29F]



LOGS FOR MARCH 1917


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[Cover of Copy of Log for March 1917, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 March 1917

Lat 65.6, Long -24.7

[Another day on patrol with nothing much happening, all log entries shown here as an example:]

1.0am: Altered course S80W, log 28.5.

1.30am: A and B Groups covered and secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

5.0am: A and B Groups covered and secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship, mines to ready.

8.0am: Altered course S40E, log 85.5. Advance to 68 [revs].

9.0am: Officers and mens training classes to instructions, remainder of hands employed as required.

9.30am: A and B Groups covered and secured, mines put to safe.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers.

10.20am: Hands resume work and instructions.

11.0am: Altered course E, log 26.2.

11.40am: Cleared away A2 and B2.

11.19am: Observed Staalbierg Huk N84E(T).

Noon: Altered course N11E, log 40.2.

1.30pm: Watch employed as required. Boys at instructions. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

4.0pm: Exercised action, closed WT [watertight] doors.

4.15pm: Dispersed from GQs [General Quarters]. Opened WTDs.

4.45pm: Altered course S55E, log 02.8. Lat 66 29 N, Long 25 66 W field of slush ice.

6.10pm: Altered course S24E, log 19.6.

7.0pm: Darkened ship, tested searchlights.

7.30pm: A1 and B1 covered and secured, all other guns trained and cleared, crews exercised, night sights tested.

8.0pm: Altered course S67W, log 48.2. Commenced zigzag 50 degrees.

10.0pm: Altered course N28W, log 72.7. Steady course, reduced to 52.

10.30pm: A1 and B1 secured, remainder cleared away and manned, control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 258 miles]

[Barometric pressure very low, down to 28.48 over 57 or 58 from 5am to 8am, then rising slowly, wind force 4 to 6, from S and W, for most of day, rain and snow on and off, noon temperature 35F, sea temperature 38F]


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2 March 1917

Lat 65.9, Long -25.2

1.0am: All Fx’l [forecastle] guns secured, X and Y groups and 6 pounders cleared away and manned, control tested.

1.55am: Reduced to 40 [revs] and altered course W, log 12.7, to secure B2.

3.10am: Resumed course N78W and advanced to 52, log 13.4.

5.0am: Cleared away A2.

6.30am: Routine, cleared away all guns.

8.30am: Altered course S80W, log 66.4. Challenged, reply HMS Andes.

9.40am: Reduced to 60. Secured and covered A2 and B2.

11.52am: Kopparnaes [Kopanes] S88E(T).

1.57pm: Barden [?] N, N71E(T), Alptamyre [?] S46E(T).

6.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

9.0pm: Altered course S78E, log 07.2. Cleared away A and B Group.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 258 miles]

[Wind force 5 to 7 for most of day, from S and W, with snow squalls off and on, sea state mostly rough, barometric pressure low but rising, noon temperature 31F, sea temperature 40F]


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3 March 1917

Lat 66.0, Long -25.3

3.0am: Reduce to 50 and Half Closed WTDs [watertight doors]. 3.34am: Advance to 60 and opened WTDs.

7.30am: Altered course S78E, log 28.4. Commenced zigzag 50 degrees.

9.0am: Reduce zigzag to 23 degrees. Hands employed cleaning ship as required.

10.10am: Altered course N38E, log 64.0, closing on Andes.

10.45am: Lowered Port sea boat.

11.13am: Boat returned and hoisted, slow ahead both.

11.15am: Half speed ahead, work up to 65 [revs], set course S71E.

1.3pm: Increase to 68, log 99.8, zigzag 50 degrees.

2.0pm: A, B and Y groups guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

11.0pm: Altered course S80E, zigzag 50 degrees, log 24.8.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 266 miles]

[Snow at times during day, noon temperature 32F, sea temperature 39F]


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4 March 1917

Lat 65.8, Long -25.5

1.30am: Altered course N76W, log 59.2, zigzag 50 degrees.

8.0am: Reduce zigzag to 23 degrees, log 44.9.

11.0am: Covered and secured A1 and B1.

1.30pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

2.30pm: Stigahlids N68E(T) and Barden N, N83E(T).

5.5pm: Seaboat left for steam trawler Great Admiral, commenced manoeuvering, engines and helm as required.

5.32pm: Seaboat hoisted.

5.40pm: Staalbierg Huk S43E(T), Hofnarnaes N49E(T).

5.42pm: Half ahead, set course N37W, advance to 68, finished manoeuvering.

8.0pm: Altered course S38W, zigzag 50 degrees, log 88.6.

Midnight: Altered course N37E, zigzag 45 degrees, log 42.1.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 300 miles]

[Noon temperature 29F, sea temperature 38F]


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5 March 1917

Lat 66.3, Long -25.3

8.0am: Skorahtider [possibly Skorarhlidar] S47E(T), altered course N38E, zigzag 40 degrees, log 47.7.

9.0am: Officers and mens training classes to instructions, remainder of hands employed as required. Altered course N40E, zigzag 40 degrees, log 60.9. Staalbierg Huk S69E(T), Straumnaes [Straumnes] N87E(T).

1.0pm: Shortened zigzag to 23 degrees, log 13.4.

1.30pm: Secured A1 and B1.

2.30pm: Secured A2 and B2.

4.0pm: Evening quarters, tested alarm bells, 6” guns crews to loader drill.

8.0pm: Altered course S69W, log 90.6. Barden S S17E(T). A and B Groups secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

11.7pm: Staalbierg Huk Light S16E(T).

11.15pm: Challenged HMS “Andes”.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 308 miles]

[Less cold today - noon temperature 38F, winds variable, mostly force 6 or 5 in pm, with sea state rough or very rough at times]


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6 March 1917

Lat 65.5, Long -25.2

0.30am: Altered course N39E, log 51.6, zigzag 40 degrees.

4.0am: Altered course S36W, log 95.6. Steady course. Mines to safe.

4.30am: Resumed zigzag 50. Advance to 65, log 1.5.

6.15am: Cleared away A and B Groups.

6.50am: Mines cleared away.

8.0am: Altered course N62E, log 47.1, zigzag 35 degrees.

9.0am: Hands employed painting as required. Classes to instruction.

9.25am: Straumnaes N82E, Staalbierg Huk S71E.

9.37am: Dropped target, stop zigzag.

9.40am: Half speed ahead, advance to 80 [?, indistinct], commenced manoeuvering.

9.45am: Open WTD [watertight doors]. Commenced 1” aiming practice.

11.7am: Finished 1” aiming practice.

11.56am: Finished manoeuvering. 11.57: Hoisted in target, altered course N62E. Half ahead, advanced to 68 [revs], zigzag 35 degrees.

3.0pm: Altered course S34W, zigzag 50 degrees, log 7.4.

4.0pm: Evening quarters, tested alarm bells, altered course N38E, zigzag 25 degrees, log 20.8. All 6” guns crews at loader drill, supply parties exercised.

10.39pm: Observed Staalbierg Huk Light S64E(T).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 286 miles]

[Noon temperature 34F, sea temperature 40F]


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7 March 1917

Lat 66.2, Long -24.5

10.30 to 10.40am: Shifted to steam steering gear aft for practice purposes.

Noon: Altered course S56W, zigzag 35 degrees, log 89.0.

4.0pm: Altered course N37E, log 42.8, zigzag 50 degrees.

8.0pm: Altered course S33W, zigzag 50 degrees, log 96.9.

Midnight: Staalbierg Huk N78E, distant 18 miles. Altered course N37E, zigzag 50 degrees, log 50.8.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 210 miles]


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8 March 1917

Lat 65.9, Long -24.8

8.0am: Altered course N37E, zigzag 50 degrees, log 57.4.

9.0am: Hafarnaes [Hafnarnes] N62E(T), Staalbierg Huk S69E(T).

9.32am: Housed log 78. Dropped target.

9.33am: GQs [General Quarters]. Closed WTDs [watertight doors].

9.50am: Half speed ahead, advance to 68 [revs]. Open WTDs, commenced manoeuvering and target practice.

10.4am: Cease firing, disperse from GQs. Stop engines.

10.15am: Lowered seaboat and hoisted at 10.28 with remains of target.

10.30am: Set course S80E, zigzag 35 degrees. Engines to 68, streamed log.

0.30pm: Altered course S38W, zigzag 50 degrees, log 4.1.

1.20pm: Boys at instructions, spare hands of watch employed painting (etc) as required.

8.0pm: Altered course S38W, zigzag 50 degrees, log 4.5.

Midnight: Staalbierg Huk N59E(T) 14.5 miles. Altered course N38E, zigzag 35 degrees, log 58.5.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 301 miles]

[Barometric pressure relatively high and steady, noon temperature 34F, sea temperature 37F]


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9 March 1917

Lat 66.2, Long -24.7

2.0am: Zigzag 35 degrees, log 85.5. All guns cleared away, crew exercised and control tested.

4.0am: Altered course S33W, log 12.4, zigzag 50 degrees.

1.15pm: Stopped engines. Housed log 36.3. Slipped target.

1.20pm: Engines to 68 [revs], commenced manoeuvering.

1.25pm: Exercised action, closed WTDs, carried out 6” practice at all 6” guns.

2.45pm: Ceased firing. Dispersed from GQs.

3.15pm: Advanced to 68. Set course S43W, zigzag 50 degrees, streamed log 36.3.

Midnight: Staalbierg N73E(T), 18 miles, altered course N38E, zigzag 50 degrees, log 52.1.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 308 miles]

[Barometer still steady, noon temperature 33F, sea temperature 39F]


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10 March 1917

Lat 66.5, Long -23.4

8.56am: Ritur Huk N64E(T). Talka Huks [possibly Talkna Huk] S58E(T).

10.0am: Saturday Routine.

11.06am: Kogur Huk N71E(T), Kopparnaes [Kopanes] S9W(T).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 306 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind force 4 or 5 for most of day, barometer still relatively high and steady, noon temperature 22F, sea temperature 34F]


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11 March 1917

Lat 67.1, Long -22.0

7.58am: Klifutinder S50E(T), Straumnaes S39W(T).

8.0am: Altered course N65E, zigzag 40 degrees, log 72.1.

10.0am: Divisions, Captain’s inspection and rounds.

11.16am: Hauled in log to clear of ice. 11.20am: Patent log cleared.

1.45pm: Cleared log line from ice, log 37.5.

1.56pm: Streamed log. All guns cleared away, trained and elevated to limits every half hour.

3.54pm: Observed North Cape S34E(T). Hoclarvigbierg [?] S9E(T).

3.30pm: Cleared log line of ice, log 60.8.

4.20pm: Straumnaes S39W(T) and North Cape S66E(T).

4.45pm: Evening quarters, tested alarm bells, inspection of life belts, abandon ship stations.

5.30pm: Cleared log line of ice, log 31.9. 5.33pm: Streamed log. All guns trained and elevated to limits except Starboard 6 pounder, control tested.

7.30pm: Housed log for 5 minutes to clear of ice.

9.35 - 9.40pm: Cleared log line of ice.

10.0pm: All guns cleared away. Crews exercised and control tested.

11.14pm: Housed log 66.5. 11.24pm: Streamed log.

11.30pm: Covered and secured A1 and B1.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 266 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Wind force 4 to 6 for much of day, from N and E, air temperature in am varying from 17 to 24F, sea temperatures from 22 to 28F, air temperatures in pm between 24 and 28F, sea temperatures from 28 to 36F]


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12 March 1917

Lat 67.1, Long -22.9

2.15am: Cleared log of ice log 79.6. Streamed 2.25.

2.30am: Secured A and B Groups, all other guns cleared away and manned.

3.42am: Cleared log line log 93. Streamed 3.49.

4.0am: Mines put to safe.

6.23am: Housed log for inspection log 23.5. 6.26am: Streamed log.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship as required. Advance to 68 [revs] and commenced to zigzag. All guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

8.0am: Stopped zigzag, log 41.4.

9.42am: Housed log to clear log line of ice, streamed at 9.47.

11.0am: A and B Groups secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

3.28pm: Observed land S43E(T).

4.35pm: Rutur [presumably Ritur] Huk S3W(T) and Kogur Huk S39E(T).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 271 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Easterly wind force 6 to 7 for most of day and sea state generally rough, snow at times in am, misty through middle of day. Air temperatures varying from 24 to 36F in am, with sea temperatures 32 to 38F, air temperature in pm between 34 and 36F, sea temperatures from 36 to 38F]


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13 March 1917

Lat 66.7, Long -22.9

2.0am: A and B Groups secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

5.0am: A group secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

6.30am: Routine.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.50am: Mines made ready.

8.18am: North Cape S55E(T), Straumnaes S30W(T).

8.20am: Altered course N68E, zigzag 35 degrees, log 00.7.

10.36am: Altered course S57W, log 29.5. Stopped zigzag.

11.30am: Altered course S78W, log 43.5, zigzag 23 degrees, “Kalfatindr” [Kalfatindur] S21E(T) and Straumnaes S30W(T).

0.30pm: All guns cleared away and manned, and control tested, Hands employed as required.

4.15pm: Exchanged pendants with HMS “Hildebrand”.

4.57pm: Housed log 23.3. 5.0pm: Altered course S17W. Engines as required for manoeuvering.

5.9pm: Stopped. 5.10pm: Boat alongside with Merchant survivors discharged from “Hildebrand”. [Information later in the log indicates that these were the survivors from SS Newstead, which sank on 3rd March, off Ireland, for more details see: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?137882 ]

5.50pm: Boat left ship. 5.51pm: Manoeuvering, helm and engines as required.

6.30pm: Stop engines. 6.40pm: Sea boat returned.

6.54pm: Hoisted sea boat, finished manoeuvering advanced to 68 [revs].

6.56pm: Streamed log. 7.0pm: Set course S68W zigzag 23 degrees, log 24.3. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

8.0pm: Staalbierg Huk S65E(T), Straumnaes N59E(T).

8.0pm: Altered course S32W, zigzag 35 degrees, log 37.5.

11.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 277 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Noon temperature 34F, sea temperature 37F]


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14 March 1917

Lat 63.3, Long -24.8

7.30am: A1 and B1 Covered and secured.

9.0am: Painting and cleaning ship. Officers and mens training classes to instructions, altered course S10E, log 7.1, zigzag 35 degrees.

11.0am: A group secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

2.30pm: A1 and B1 Covered and secured, remainder cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

4.0pm: Altered course S56E, zigzag 35 degrees, log 95.7. Evening quarters, tested alarm bells, all 6” guns crews at loader drill.

9.30pm: All guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 294 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Wind force 4 to 6 for much of day, from S and E, noon temperature 40F, sea temperature 42F]


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15 March 1917

Lat 61.8, Long -16.5

8.40am: GQs [General Quarters] close WTDs [watertight doors].

9.24am: Boarding boat left for SS "Claudius Aulagnon".

9.25am: Half speed ahead. Commenced manoeuvering.

9.55am: Exchanged pendants with HMS “Patia”.

10.5am: Dispersed GQs, open WTDs.

11.5am: Boat returned and hoisted. 11.6am: Half speed ahead, finished manoeuvering.

11.10am: Streamed log and set course S16W, zigzag 35 degrees, log 26.1.

11.25am: Exchanged pendants with HMS “Moldavia”.

2.0pm: Reduced to 60. Steady course S16W, log 62.6. A and B Groups secured and covered, all other guns cleared away and manned.

8.0pm: A and B Groups secured, all other guns manned and controls tested.

10.50pm: Mines put to safe and secured.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 300 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Southerly winds force 5 to 7 from 9am onwards, sea state rough or very rough for most of pm, rain for part of pm, noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 45F]


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16 March 1917

Lat 60.4, Long -15.0

[Course and Distance made good: Various 246 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Log records routine matters, mist and rain on and off during day]


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17 March 1917

Lat 60.9, Long -14.7

2.0am: A1 and B1 Secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

6.0am: Altered course N87W, log 00.6, zigzag 45 degrees. Advance to 68.

9.30am: Shortened zigzag to 40 degrees, log 43.2.

0.30pm: Reduce to 60 and altered course S72W, log 80. Steady course.

5.0pm: Secured A2 and B2. Captain read warrant No. 28 for all.

6.0pm: Mines secured and put to safe.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 273 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Winds from S and W, force 5 to 6 in am, force 6 to 8 in pm, when sea state very rough to high, noon temperature 48F, sea temperature 46F]


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18 March 1917

Lat 60.5, Long -14.8

2.0am: A and B Groups secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

6.40am: B group and mines cleared away.

11.0am: A and B Groups secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

0.55pm: Mines put to safe and secured.

5.0pm: Evening quarters, Read Funeral service and buried Ach Shore, Survivor from SS Newstead.

6.30pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

10.30pm: A and B Groups secured, all other guns, cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 221 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Wind force 5 to 6 in am, 6 to 8 in pm, from N and W and S and W, sea state rough to high all day, showers and rain on and off, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 48F]


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19 March 1917

Lat 60.8, Long -13.9

1.0am: Mines secured and at safe. A1 and B1 Secured, remainder of guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

3.0am: Mines cleared away and put to ready.

7.30am: Exchanged pendants with HMS “Armadale Castle”.

10.5am: Cleared away A and B Groups.

1.20pm: Boys at instructions, spare hands of watch employed painting.

2.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

6.0pm: Altered course N5E. Reduce to 60. Secured A1 and B1, all other guns cleared away, control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 219 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Northerly winds variable in force during day, sea state rough at times, noon temperature 35F, sea temperature 43F]


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20 March 1917

Lat 60.4, Long -13.4

2.0am: A1 and B1 Secured, all other guns cleared away, training and elevating gear and night sights tested.

5.0am: Altered course South, zigzag 35 degrees, log 20.2. Increase to 68.

6.20am: Challenged HMS Arlanza.

7.0am: Hands employed at cleaning ship. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

7.30am: Extended zigzag to 50 degrees, log 49.4.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers followed by physical drill.

5.0pm: Altered course S16E, zigzag 35 degrees, log 77.5.

9.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 32.0.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 266 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Winds force 4 to 5 all day, from NE, barometric pressure relatively high, noon temperature 40F, sea temperature 45F]


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21 March 1917

Lat 56.4, Long -8.3

5.30am: Altered course S22E, log 55, zigzag 45 [degrees].

6.15am: Wind shifted NW. Rain and squally.

11.0am: Reduced zigzag to 35, log 37.2. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

6.0pm: Inishtrahull Light House N75W(T), Dunagree Point S7W(T).

9.20pm: Altered course S19E, log 90.2. 9.22pm: Commenced zigzag 30 degrees, log 90.9.

9.31pm: Black Head S18W(T), Maidens N73W(T).

11.03pm: Copelands N70W(T), Skulmartin S18W(T).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 330 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]


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22 March 1917

At Sea and Southern Base [aka Liverpool/Birkenhead]

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.30am: St Johns Point abeam bearing N84W(T), distant 15 miles.

5.0am: Altered course S73E, zigzag 30 degrees, log 97.5.

5.15am: Skerries S79E(T) and South Stack S57E(T). 5.30am: Zigzag 35 degrees.

7.0am and 9.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for harbour.

10.1am: Passed Bar Light Vessel. 10.15am: Hands employed returning ammunition, 1 coir fender lost overboard by accident.

10.17am: Passed Formby Light Vessel.

10.25am: Pilot on board, full speed ahead, engines and helm as required.

11.19am: Stop engines. Let go Starboard anchor with 60 fathoms cable.

2.45pm: Leave party left ship.

pm: Magnetic [anchor] bearings: St Pauls Church N26.5W, Birkenhead Ferry S65W, Vauxhall N40E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 324 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Noon temperature 35F, sea temperature 40F]


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23 March 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Ship swung to flood, hands employed preparing ship for docking and as required.

9.0am: Commenced Heaving up anchor. Pilot in charge.

9.30am: Anchor away, engines to pilots orders.

10.37am: Entered lock at Canada Dock.

11.30am: Secured to West Side Brocklebank. Finished with engines.

0.30pm: Seaman Morrison discharged to Chatham Hospital.

2.0pm: Richardson, Fireman discharged to Eagle.

2.15pm: Ship hove off to let coal lighter in.

2.45pm: Survivors from SS Newstead discharged to hospital.

3.0pm: Commenced coaling. Leave to boys till 7.00pm.

6.0pm: Gave leave to First Part Starboard Watch till 7.00am.

10.0pm: Finished coaling for night.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Coal remaining 1131 tons]


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24 March 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Commenced coaling.

10.30am: Dirty linen left for laundry.

11.0am: 8 cases 6” blank, 25 cases empty ammunition and 1 case gunners stores left ship.

Noon: Hands to dinner, special leave to part of watch till [indistinct].

1.0pm: Leave to boys till 7.00pm.


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25 March 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.0am: Divine service on HMS Victorian. RC Church Party landed.

1.0pm: Leave to First Part of watch from 1pm till 7am, boys till 7pm.

7.0pm: Boys returned off leave.


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26 March 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Commenced coaling.

8.0am: Hands employed drawing stores and as required.

9.0am: Jones, Steward, discharged ashore.

1.30pm: Hands employed as required, leave for boys till 7.30pm.

4.0pm: Leave to part of watch from 5pm till 7am.


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27 March 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.0am: 13 ratings joined ship from Chatham.

1.30pm: Hands employed drawing stores and ammunition.

4.0pm: Finished coaling Port side. Hands employed shifting ship for coal lighters to go out.

5.0pm: Leave to part of watch till 7am.

11.0pm: 2 marines joined ship.


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28 March 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed drawing stores and as required.

9.0am: Provisions come on board.

10.0am: Hands employed scrubbing decks.

11.20am: Finished coaling ship. 6 hands and leading seaman left ship to load stores at Clarence Dock.

pm: Leave to part of watch from 5am [sic, presumably 5pm] till 7am. 1 leading signalman joined ship from HMS “Alsation” [Alsatian].

[Coal remaining: 1040 + 3002 received = 4043 tons]


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29 March 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Starboard watch returned off leave. Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

10.0am: Captain returned on board.

1.20pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea and as required.

4.0pm: Hands at stations for shifting ship.

4.20pm: Cast off jetty at Brocklebank Basin, engines and helm as required. Proceeded to Sandon Dock.

5.25pm: Entered Sandon Dock. 5.50pm: Made fast in Sandon Basin, finished with engines.


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30 March 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands fall in, employed cleaning ship and as required.

1.20pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.


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31 March 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.30am: Hands employed casting off Sandon jetty, four tugs in attendance engines and helm as required.

5.10am: Tugs cast off. 5.30am: Let go Starboard anchor, 60 fathoms cable.

8.0am: Ship swung to ebb.

[Anchor bearings Rock Light S53W(T), CX Buoy N81W(T), North Wall Light S86E(T)]

Noon: Anchor bearings checked and found correct.

1.35pm: Ship swung to flood. Hands make and mend clothes.

9.0pm: Ship swung to ebb.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 4 miles]



LOGS FOR APRIL 1917


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[Cover of Copy of Log for April 1917, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 April 1917

Lat 53.5, Long -4.9

[Draught leaving: Forward 25’ 2”, Aft 25’ 2”]

5.20am: HMS Armadale Castle left harbour.

5.35am: Shortened in cable. 5.45am: Weighed anchor and proceeded, helm and engines as required.

6.41am: Passed Formby Light Vessel. 6.48am: Pilot left ship.

7.10am: Passed Bar Light Vessel, set course N19W. Finished manoeuvering, work up to full speed.

7.13am: Streamed patent log. 7.15am: Commenced zigzag 35 degrees, log 1.

8.0am: Altered course N72W, zigzag 35 degrees, log 11.4. All guns and mines cleared away.

9.0am: Hands employed clearing away snow.

11.7pm: Altered course N66W, log 56.7, zigzag 35 degrees. Skerries Light House S11W(T), 2.25 miles.

5.22pm: South Rock Light Vessel N64W(T) and Mull of Galloway Light House N34E(T), altered course N2E, log 52, zigzag 35 degrees.

6.22pm: Exchanged pendants with HMS “Orvieto”, 6.23pm: “Virginian” and 6.53pm: “Andes”.

10.17pm: Bull Point N(T) 1.75 miles.

Midnight: Altered course N68W, log 57.2, zigzag 35 degrees, Whistle Buoy S21E, Inishtrahull Light N81W(T).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 79 miles]

[Snow in early am, noon temperature 31F, sea temperature 39F]


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2 April 1917

Lat 55.4, Long -11.5

0.35am: Used Navigation Lights. 0.42am: Switched off Navigation Lights.

0.58am: Malin Head S5E(T) and Fanad Head S44W(T).

1.0am: Altered course N72W, log 73.5, zigzag 20 degrees.

1.40am: On Navigation Lights, off at [off edge of page].

1.45am: Stop zigzag, log 85.3.

3.0am: Commenced zigzag 35 degrees.

7.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

8.0am: Secured A1 and B1.

10.55am: Mines to safe.

11.0am: Altered course S78W to secure guns.

Noon: Secured all after guns.

1.20pm: Boys to instructions, remainder of watch employed securing gear about ship.

2.30pm: All guns secured.

6.0pm: All guns secured and mines at safe.

7.20pm: Darkened ship and tested search lights. A and B Groups secured, mines at safe.

9.30pm: A and B Groups covered and secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 354 miles]

[Snow at times in am and middle of day, wind from NNE and increasing during am, force 6 to 8 in pm, noon temperature 36F, sea temperature 47F]


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3 April 1917

Lat 58.4, Long -13.0

2.0am: A1 and B1 secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

3.20am: Mines cleared away.

3.45am: Commenced to zigzag 35 degrees, log 99.6.

Noon: Altered course N28E, zigzag 30 degrees, log 700.4.

3.40pm: Exchanged Pendants with HMS Changuinola.

3.50pm: A1 and B1 cleared away.

7.5pm: Housed log 88.1 and commenced manoeuvering.

7.8pm: Stop engines, lowered sea boat to board HMS Kildonan Castle.

7.30pm: Hoisted sea boat.

7.33pm: Engines to 63 [revs]. Finished manoeuvering, streamed log 88.1 and resumed course N28E, zigzag 30 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 251 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind force 5 or 6 in am, from N and E, reducing later]


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4 April 1917

Lat 59.9, Long -11.1

[Course and Distance made good: Various 298 miles]

[Log just records routine matters and changes of course, while zigzagging to and fro on patrol. Snow at times in pm, noon temperature 34F, sea temperature 44F]


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5 April 1917

Lat 59.9, Long -11.0

[Course and Distance made good: Various 293 miles]

5.0pm: Monthly issue of soap and tobacco to ship’s company.

[Wind from N and E, force 5 to 7 in am, lighter later on]


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6 April 1917

Lat 60.1, Long -10.9

11.0am: Sight vessel bearing S30W.

11.30am: Altered course N24E [off edge of page, seen on next page], zigzag 23 degrees, log 14.9.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 304 miles]

[Wind force 4 to 6 for most of day, barometric pressure rising, noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 45F]


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7 April 1917

Lat 60.1, Long -13.1

[Course and Distance made good: Various 304 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Log just records routine activities while on patrol, winds variable in direction during day, force 5 to 6 for most of pm, with rain and showers at times, barometric pressure falling]


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8 April 1917

Lat 59.5, Long -11.9

2.30am: A1 secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

5.45am: Secured A and B Groups. 1 6” QF rammer [? - word split over edge of page] lost overboard by accident.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 269 miles]

[Winds from N and W, force 7 for much of am, with sea state very rough, wind force 7 to 8 in pm, with sea state high to very high, squally with snow and/or hail for much of day]


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9 April 1917

Lat 59.7, Long -13.0

6.30am: A and B Groups secured, all other guns cleared away, control tested.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship (etc) as required. Reported by carpenter PO of watch 2 Ports in POs smoking room broken and blacksmiths broken.

9.0pm: X and Y trained and elevated, night sights tested. A and B Groups cleared away and manned, control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 179 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Another day of challenging weather, squally snow and hail on and off all day, wind force 6 to 8 for most of day, generally from N and E, barometric pressure rising, noon temperature 26F, sea temperature 42F]


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10 April 1917

Lat 59.6, Long -13.2

[Another day when not much happened, in difficult weather - all log entries shown here as an example:]

1.0am: A and B Groups secured, all other guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

2.0am: Advance to 60 [revs] log 32.5.

2.53am: Reduce to 55, log 42.7. 2.57am: Advance Port engine to 58, log 43.5.

3.0am: Reduce Port engine to 55, Starboard engine 53, log 43.9.

3.42am: Advance Port engine to 58, log 49.8, starboard 54.

6.0am: Set both engines at 55, altered course N4W, log 2.8.

6.30am: Routine.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship as required.

7.16am: Housed patent log for inspection. 7.26am: Streamed log.

7.35am: Advance to 60, log 85.0, 7.40am: Commenced zigzag 40 degrees, log 85.3.

9.0am: Officers, seamen and boys at instruction, remainder of hands employed cleaning ship as required.

9.30am: Advance to 68, log 5.5.

10.0am: Reduce to 50. Straight course N64W, log 12.0. Divisions and prayers.

10.10am: Resumed work and instructions.

11.45am: Reduce to 45, log 24.3.

1.23pm: Closed WTDs [watertight doors]. Watch employed clearing ship of snow.

1.25pm: Altered course N54W, log 43.0

3.40pm: Increase Starboard engine to 50. A and B Groups secured, all other guns cleared away.

6.33pm: Position D alt Lat 59 33 N, Long 14 34 W. A and B Groups secured, all other guns cleared away, control tested.

7.0pm: Altered course S68W, log 85.8, advance both engines to 55. X and Y groups cleared away, elevating and training and found correct.

7.25pm: Cleared away A and B groups and put mines to ready.

8.5pm: Altered course S70E, log 97.6. 8.10pm: Advance to 60, log 98.3.

8.20pm: Darkened ship and tested searchlights.

8.35pm: Advance to 65, log 2.8.

8.57pm: Advance to 68, log 7.4.

11.0pm: A and B Groups secured, remainder cleared away and manned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 219 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Winds very variable during day, from force 2 to 8, sea state also variable - rough to high at times, snow on and off until 4pm, barometric pressure falling then rising again, noon temperature 27F, sea temperature 39F]


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11 April 1917

Lat 59.5, Long -13.2

3.0am: Commenced zigzag 23 [degrees], log 84.7.

6.0am: Altered course N64W, zigzag 45 degrees, log 24.1. All guns cleared away, crews closed up, control tested.

8.0am: Altered course N62W, zigzag 45 degrees, log 50.7. Officers and mens training classes to instructions, remainder of hands employed painting.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers. A Group, B1 and mines secured.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 261 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind force 4 to 7 in am, force 5 to 7 in pm, mostly from NE, sea state rough to very rough at times, hail on and off in pm, noon temperature 40F, sea temperature 45F]


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12 April 1917

Lat 59.5, Long -12.9

2.30am: A and B Groups secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

7.40am: Mines placed at ready.

9.0am: Altered course N62W, log 15.6, zigzag 45 degrees and advance to 68.

11.33am: Altered course N78E, zigzag 35 degrees, log 48.8.

5.5pm: Altered course N86W, zigzag 50 degrees, log 20.9.

8.0pm: Altered course S10E, log 68.5, zigzag 23 degrees.

8.45pm: Housed log 72.5. Commenced manoeuvering.

9.0pm: Lowered seaboat to board Norwegian Barque Cormas [?].

10.0pm: Seaboat returned and hoisted.

10.02pm: Finished manoeuvering engines to 68 and set course N83E, zigzag 45 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 248 miles]

[Wind and sea reducing during day]


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13 April 1917

Lat 60.4, Long -9.7

7.0am: Altered course N86W, zigzag 50 degrees, log 79.8. Hands employed cleaning ship.

2.37pm: Altered course N75E, log 85.2. General Quarters, closed WTDs [watertight doors].

2.46pm: Altered course N53E, log 85.

2.50pm: Stop engines, housed log 86. 2.55pm: Seaboat left for Umtali. Helm and engines as required.

2.57pm: Commenced manoeuvering. 3.20pm: Disperse from GQs, open WTDs.

3.42pm: Seaboat returned and hoisted.

3.46pm: Engines to 68 [revs], set course S82W.

9.30pm: A1 and B1 Secured, all other guns cleared away and manned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 300 miles]

[Snow and rain on and off during day, noon temperature 34F, sea temperature 44F]


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14 April 1917

Lat 60.4, Long -14.6

0.30am: Stop zigzag, log 99.3, mines secured and put to safe. A and B Groups secured.

0.33pm: Challenged, reply HMS "Orvieto".

2.21pm: Housed log 28.9. Stop engines, engines and helm as required.

2.23pm: Lowered Port seaboat and boarded HMS Orvieto.

2.55pm: Seaboat returned and hoisted with mails, finished manoeuvering.

2.58pm: Set course N27W. 3.0pm: Streamed log, advance to 60.

4.40pm: Evening quarters, tested alarm bells, commenced zigzag 35 degrees, log 79.6.

9.30pm: All guns cleared away, trained and elevated hourly, control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 257 miles]

[N and E winds, force 6 or 7 until 4pm, with sea state very rough to high, noon temperature 33F, sea temperature 45F]


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15 April 1917

Lat 62.5, Long -21.8

[Course and Distance made good: Various 295 miles]

[Log records routine matters on patrol in difficult weather. Wind from variable directions, force 5 to 7 in middle of day, with snow on and off]


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16 April 1917

Lat 65.5, Long -24.8

1.0am: A1 and B1 Secured, all other guns cleared away, control tested.

[Sounding during early am]

3.30am: A2 and B2 cleared away.

4.0am: Mines cleared away.

6.0am: Guns trained and Elevated. Control tested.

8.30am: Altered course N56E, zigzag 35 degrees, log 42.5.

9.30am: Altered course S80E, log 56. Stop zigzag.

9.50am: Stop engines, housed log 61.2. Lowered sea boat to board HMS Ebro.

9.56am: Engines to Half Speed. Commenced manoeuvering.

10.22am: Engines to 68 [revs]. Streamed log, set course S60E and finished manoeuvering.

10.30am: Commenced zigzag 40 degrees, log 61.4.

Noon: Altered course S64W, log 81.7, zigzag 50 degrees.

5.57pm: Stigahlid N68E(T) and Barden N N88E(T) and Alftamgre [?] S55E(T).

8.04pm: Altered course S64W, log 89.2, zigzag 50 degrees. Barden N N43E(T), Kopparnaes N66E(T) and Staalbierg Huk S39E(T).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 273 miles]

[Mist and snow in early am, noon temperature 23F, sea temperature 30F]


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17 April 1917

Lat 65.1, Long -26.0

2.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

9.0am: Officers and men at instructions, remainder of hands employed scraping and painting.

1.0pm: A1 and B1 Secured, all other guns cleared way, control tested.

4.34pm: Housed log to remove ice, log 6.31. 4.38pm: Streamed log.

4.40pm: Secured A1 and B1.

8.10pm: Cleared log of ice.

8.30pm: Altered course N80W, log 10.1, zigzag 40 degrees. Staalbierg Huk S46E(T), Straumnaes N89E(T) and Kopparnaes N64E(T).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 309 miles]

[Wind force 4 to 6 all day, from E and N, temperature range during day 24 to 18F, sea temperature 31 to 23F]


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18 April 1917

Lat 66.0, Long -24.3

3.18am: Housed log 95.3 to clear ice, streamed at 3.25.

10.42am: Stighalid [Stigahlid] S86E(T) and Skagi S55E(T). A and B Groups secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

3.20pm: Housed log 41.2, log streamed 3.28.

5.31pm: Housed log 61.8 to clear ice, streamed 5.36.

10.10pm - 10.14pm: Clearing log of ice.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 270 miles]

[Snow, heavy at times, from noon onwards, Easterly wind force 4 to 6 for much of day, with sea state rough to very rough at times, barometric pressure falling, noon temperature 23F, sea temperature 25F]


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19 April 1917

Lat 65.7, Long -24.8

1.24am: Housed log 40 to clear. 1.34am: Fouled. A and B Groups secured, remainder of guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

6.58am: Housed log 97.4 to clear ice, streamed at 7.8.

9.35am: Housed log 24.4. 9.45am: Streamed new log line rotator governor.

10.45am: Mines made ready.

11.0am: Commenced zigzag 40 degrees, log 38.8.

Noon: Altered course N31W, zigzag 35 degrees, log 51.9.

1.20pm: Boys at instructions, spare hands of watch employed painting.

8.0pm: Staalbierg Huk S69E(T) and Straumnaes N78E(T), altered course N75W, zigzag 35 degrees, log 50.7.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 263 miles]

[Winds from N and E, variable in force, barometric pressure rising, noon temperature shown as 40F, though this seems slightly unlikely as 8am temperature 26F, noon sea temperature 37F]


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20 April 1917

Lat 66.9, Long -24.0

9.0am: Altered course N38E, zigzag 23 degrees, log 13.2. Ritur Huk N81E(T), Skagi S14E(T).

9.31am: Electric log 19.7 replaced by Tridend [Trident] log.

11.16am: Electric log 41.8 replaced.

1.20pm: Altered course S81W, log 66.5. Exercised GQs [General Quarters]. Close WTDs [watertight doors].

1.25pm: Carried out aiming practice, fired 2 rounds 6”, commenced manoeuvering.

1.42pm: Finished manoeuvering.

1.55pm: Disperse from GQs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 310 miles]

[Snow during early am, clear later, winds relatively light, noon temperature 27F, sea temperature recorded hourly all pm, varying from 29F to 26F]


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21 April 1917

Lat 66.4, Long -24.1

8.6am: Straumnaes N59E(T), Staalbierg Huk S2.5E(T).

8.30am: Challenge, Reply HMS Changuinola.

10.25am: Half speed ahead, boat from Changuinola alongside.

11.0am: Commenced zigzag 50 degrees. 11.8am: Changed log and streamed.

1.0pm: Shortened zigzag to 35 degrees, log 60.6.

4.40pm: Changed log, altered course East, log 7.1.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 303 miles]

[Noon air and sea temperature 34F]


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22 April 1917

Lat 66.7, Long -22.8

[Sounding from 9.0am to 11.30am]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 307 miles]

[A quiet day on patrol, zigzagging to and fro. Winds, variable in direction, force 4 to 6 all day, mist and rain during middle of day, snow later on, noon temperature 41F, sea temperature 36F]


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23 April 1917

Lat 66.9, Long -22.4

1.30am: A1 and B1 Secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

5.0am: All guns cleared away, crews closed up, control tested.

6.15am: Altered course N80E, log 57. Steady course, depth mines put to safe.

7.30am: Mines cleared away.

8.05am: Advance to 68, log 75.4 and altered course N81E, zigzag 50 degrees.

9.33am: North Cape S72E(T) and Ritur Huk S4W(T).

4.35pm: Kogur Huk N87E(T), Skagi S66E(T).

9.55pm: Challenged, answer HMS “Changuinola”. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

11.0pm: A1 and B1 covered and secured.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 272 miles]

[Wind variable in strength, snow on and off, noon temperature 30F, sea temperature 33F]


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24 April 1917

Lat 66.8, Long -22.8

2.30am: A1 and B1 Secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

5.30am: Cleared away A1 and B1.

6.0am: Altered course N81E, log 69.6, zigzag 50 degrees.

8.0am: Altered course E, log 75, zigzag 23 degrees.

11.0am: North Cape S81E(T), Ritur Huk S38E(T). All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

Noon: Altered course S80W, zigzag 40 degrees, log 26.7.

4.0pm: Evening quarters, tested alarm bells, exercised abandon ship, followed by physical drill.

4.30pm: Kogur Huk N67E(T), Stigahlid S80E(T), Kopparnaes S5E(T).

8.0pm: Reduced zigzag to 40, log 30.9. Kogur Huk N68E(T), Skagi S26E(T).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 305 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[A day of rather quieter weather, though snow at times, noon temperature 30F, sea temperature 32F]


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26 April 1917

Lat 66.9, Long -21.5

[Course and Distance made good: Various 305 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Nothing happening today while patrolling to and fro. Snow (heavy at times) in early am, then rain, mist and fog during day, noon temperature 37F, sea temperature 34F]


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26 April 1917

Lat 66.6, Long -23.5

3.0am: Advance to 68 [revs] and commenced to zigzag 50 degrees, log 00.5.

[Sounding regularly during am]

10.50am: Altered course N30E, zigzag 23 degrees, log 20.4. Kogur Huk S37E(T) and Straumnaes S34W(T).

0.45pm: Exchanged Pendants with HMS "Hildebrand".

1.14pm: Commenced manoeuvering, log 33.1.

1.20pm: Hildebrand boat alongside.

1.24pm: Boat left, finished manoeuvering.

1.26pm: Set course S12W, streamed log 33.4, zigzag 35 [degrees].

4.15pm: Housed log 69.3, circular steaming. 4.20pm: Slipped target.

4.25pm: GQs [General Quarters], 6 pounder and 1“ aiming Practice carried out.

4.50pm: Finished practice.

5.8pm: Lowered Port seaboat to pick up target. 5.15pm: Hoisted seaboat.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 325 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Snow on and off all day, noon temperature 30F, sea temperature 33F]


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27 April 1917

Lat 66.6, Long -22.9

6.0am: Altered course N80E, zigzag 50 degrees, log 34.3.

8.0am: Altered course S86E, zigzag 35 degrees, log 59.1.

0.50pm: Exchanged Pendants with HMS "Andes".

1.40pm: Manoeuvering, housed log 30.9.

1.42pm: Andes Boat alongside. 1.46pm: Boat left, finished manoeuvering.

7.28pm: Staalbierg Huk S28E(T) and Straumnaes S69E(T).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 303 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Wind force 5 or 6 from 8am, from E and ENE, barometric pressure relatively high and steady, noon temperature 25F, sea temperature 30F]


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28 April 1917

Lat 62.8, Long -23.8

[Course and Distance made good: Various 304 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Log just records routine matters and positions. Wind force 4 to 6 all day, snow at times in pm, noon temperature 35F, sea temperature 41F]


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29 April 1917

Lat 63.3, Long -17.0

[Sounding during early am]

4.0am: Hatta N31W(T), 15.5 miles.

11.12am: 6983 Peak N6W, 35.5 miles.

4.3pm: Challenged, answer HMS Alsatian.

4.53pm: Lowered boarding boat to take Captain to Alsatian.

6.37pm: Commenced manoeuvering to pick up boat.

6.45pm: Captain returned on board.

6.47pm: Boat hoisted, slow ahead both, finished manoeuvering, parted company with Alsatian.

8.22pm: Fired blank.

8.31pm: Seaboat left for SS Tong King.

9.18pm: Boat hoisted. 9.19pm: Half speed ahead.

9.30pm: Commenced zigzag 23 degrees, log 59.2.

10.30pm: Steady course, log 5.3.

11.0pm: Resume zigzag, log 13.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 292 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Easterly wind force 5 or 6 through middle of day, sea state rough at times, noon temperature 35F, sea temperature 42F]


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30 April 1917

Lat 59.1, Long -12.1

10.10am: GQs [General Quarters], closed WTDs [watertight doors].

10.30am: Zigzag 23 degrees, log 97.0.

10.50am: Seaboat left for SS "Hambleton Range". Manoeuvering.

11.25am: Disperse from GQs.

11.32am: Boat returned and hoisted. 11.34am: Finished manoeuvering.

11.35am: Work up to full speed. Resumed course S1E, zigzag 23 degrees, streamed log 1.8.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 328 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 47F]



LOGS FOR MAY 1917


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[Cover of Copy of Log for May 1917, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Blank page]

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[Page not filled in]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 May 1917

Lat 54.5, Long -5.2

[Sounding from 0.30am to 5.0am]

5.15am: Inishtrahull Light House S71E(T) and Malin Head S1W(T).

8.4am: Rue Point W(T) 1 mile.

10.0am: Maidens N83W(T), 2.5 miles, altered course S29E, zigzag 23 degrees, log 64.3.

10.10am: Hands employed preparing ship for harbour. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

6.37pm: Skerries S(T) 3.5 miles.

7.20pm: Exchanged Pendants with HMS “Duke of Clarence”.

9.53pm: Passed Bar Light Vessel.

10.14pm: Stop to pick up pilot. 10.18pm: Pilot on board. Helm as required.

11.4pm: Let go Port anchor with 60 fathoms cable.

11.30pm: Clocks advanced 1 hour.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 376 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal remaining 1330 tons]

[Fog and mist until 7pm, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 45F]


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2 May 1917

At Southern Base [aka Liverpool/Birkenhead]

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for harbour.

6.15am: Tug alongside. 6.20am: Tug left with party for mails.

7.15am: Shorten cable. 7.22am: Weighed anchor. 7.23am: Engines and helm as required proceeding to Sandon Basin.

8.0am: Port watch to breakfast and clean.

8.30am: Made fast in "Sandon Half Tide".

10.0am: Hands mustered by ledger for payment.

10.10am: Tugs made fast, cast off and proceeded through docks to Alexandra. Helm and engines as required.

11.55am: Made fast in South Alexandra No 3 Branch.

11.50am: 8 ratings, 1 Leading Stoker discharged to RN Depot Chatham.

Noon: Discharged Mr Coleman to Hospital. Gave leave to Port watch until 4.30pm 8th May.

1.30pm: Watch employed placing ship for coaling and fixing coaling screens.

2.0pm: Commenced coaling.

pm: 1 Coir fender lost overboard by accident.

4.0pm: Commanding Officer Read Warrant.

4.15pm: Leave for First Part Starboard Watch till 7.00am.

10.0pm: Finished coaling for day.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 171 miles]

[Misty all am, noon temperature 50F]


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3 May 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed breasting ship off. Commenced coaling Port side.

7.35am: Ship secured.

8.0am: Commenced coaling starboard side.

9.0am: Hands employed painting masts and yards and taking in stores.

Gave leave to Second Part of watch from 4.00pm till 7.00am. Boys till 8pm.

9.0pm: Finished coaling for day.

[Misty from noon onwards]


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4 May 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Liberty men returned. Resumed coaling. Hands employed with stores (etc) as required.

9.0am: Hands employed Painting masts, taking in stores (etc).

5.0pm: Leave to first part of watch till 7.00am.

5.30pm: Leave to boys till 9.00pm.

9.0pm: Finished coaling for day.


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5 May 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Liberty men returned, resumed coaling, hands employed breasting ship off and bringing to jetty.

10.0am: Finished coaling.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Second Part of watch from 1pm till 7am, boys till 8pm.

3.40pm: 8 stoker ratings joined ship from “Eagle”.

[Coal received 2811 tons, 7 cwt. Coal remaining 1271 + 2811 tons 7 cwt = 4082 tons 7 cwt]


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6 May 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

10.0am: Landed RCs [Roman Catholics]. 10.10am: Divisions and Rounds.

10.40am: Landed C of E [Church of England]. 11.0am: RCs Returned.

Noon: C of E returned.

1.0pm: Leave for First part of watch till 7.00am, boys till 9pm.

9.0pm: Boys returned off leave.


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7 May 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands to breakfast. Liberty men returned on board.

8.0am: Hands employed as required. 10 Ratings joined ship from RN Depot Chatham.

10.0am: Dental party gone ashore for treatment.

11.0am: 2 Rating left ship for RN Depot Chatham.

1.20pm: Hands employed with stores (etc) as required.

3.0pm: Dental party returned on board.

4.0pm: Gave leave to Second part of watch till 7am.

5.0pm: Gave leave to boys till 8pm.


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8 May 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed with stores and preparing ship for sea.

9.15am: 1 Marine bugler joined ship from "Eagle".

11.0am: 1 Marine bugler discharged to barracks.

3.0pm: Captain Returned on board.

4.20pm: Liberty men returned on board from long leave.

6.0pm: Hands employed getting ammunition on deck.

8.0pm: Told off sea watches. Tested telegraphs and steering gear.

8.30pm: Pilot came on board.

9.0pm: Cast off Alexandra Jetty, proceeded to Sandon Basin.

10.0pm: Watch employed turning out boats.

11.0pm: Made fast in Sandon Basin.


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9 May 1917

At Southern base and at sea

Lat 54.7, Long -5.3

0.10am: Cast off from Sandon Basin. Helm and engines as required.

0.30am: Cleared lock gates and proceeded. Clocks put back to GMT.

0.55am: Stopped engines to discharge pilot. Engines to half speed.

1.9am: Passed Bar Light Vessel.

1.10am: Streamed patent log. Engines work up to 80 [revs], set course S84W.

2.32am: Great Orms [Ormes] Head S(T), 3.5 miles.

3.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

Noon: Altered course N10W, zigzag 34 degrees, log 66.1.

1.0pm: Black Head S40W(T) and Maidens N58W(T).

5.0pm: Altered course N51W, log 43.7, zigzag 34 degrees, Oversay Light House E(T) 2.25 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 182 miles]

[Misty for much of the day, with rain later on]


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10 May 1917

Lat 58.7, Long -12.3

3.0am: Zigzag 23 degrees, log 99.7.

7.30am: Reduce to 75, log 68.9. A1 covered and secured.

5.0pm: Monthly issue of soap and tobacco.

6.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

7.25pm: Exchanged Pendants with HMS "Ebro".

8.3pm: Commenced manoeuvering, log 51.6.

8.10pm: “Ebro’s” boat alongside. 8.13pm: Boat left, set course N83E, work up to 80. Streamed log.

8.30pm: Commenced zigzag 23 degrees, log 55.7.

9.10pm: Challenged, answer HMS "Orvieto".

9.43pm: Lowered Port seaboat. 9.44pm: Manoeuvering.

10.8pm: Stopped to pick up boat. 10.10pm: Hoisted sea boat.

10.12pm: Finished manoeuvering, half speed ahead, work up to 70, set course N67E, Streamed log 74.1.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 365 miles]

[Easterly wind force 5 to 6 for most of day, barometric pressure relatively high and rising, noon temperature 48F, sea temperature 47F]


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11 May 1917

Lat 62.5, Long -13.0

7.50am: Challenged, reply HMS "Orcoma".

8.34am: Housed log. Commenced manoeuvering, log 11.9.

8.40am: Finished manoeuvering. Set course N46W. Engines to 70, zigzag 23 degrees, log streamed 11.9.

11.33am: Housed log 49.6. Commenced manoeuvering. HMS “Hilary’s” boat alongside.

11.40am: Log streamed 49.6. Engines to 70, set course N58W, zigzag 23 degrees.

1.24pm: Challenged, reply HMS "Gloucestershire".

2.15pm: Commenced manoeuvering. Housed log 83.6.

2.18pm: “Gloucestershire’s” boat alongside.

2.21pm: Boat left ship, finished manoeuvering. Set course N18W. zigzag 34 degrees.

4.0pm: Evening quarters, tested alarm bell, exchanged pendants with HMS "Virginian".

7.0pm: Challenged, Reply HMS "Otway".

7.45pm: “Otway’s” boat alongside. 7.50pm: Boat left ship.

7.54pm: Half speed, 68 revs, set course N23W, zigzag 34 degrees.

9.0pm: Altered course N80E, zigzag 45 degrees, log 66.7, 5094ft Peak N14W(T), 48.25 miles.

10.50pm: 5094ft Peak N37W(T), 45.25 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 327 miles]


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12 May 1917

Lat 63.8, Long -14.6

[Course and Distance made good: Various 310 miles]

[Zigzagging to and fro with all guns cleared away, in unremarkable weather, temperature peaked at 52F at 4pm, sea temperature 44F]


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13 May 1917

Lat 63.4, Long -14.8

6.0am: Altered course S88W, zigzag 50 degrees, log 89.9.

8.0am: Reduced zigzag to 45 degrees, log 15.7.

10.30am: Altered course N65E, straight course, log 47.7.

10.45am: Exchanged pendants with HMS "Gloucestershire".

11.0am: Commenced zigzag 45 degrees, log 53.8.

am: Read Banns of Marriage for Engineer Sub Lieutenant May RNR.

6.13pm: Sighted ship.

6.37pm: General Quarters. Closed WTDs [watertight doors].

7.5pm: Resumed zigzag course N87E, log 57.8.

7.8pm: Disperse from GQs, open WTDs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 306 miles]


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14 May 1917

Lat 63.5, Long -14.6

6.0am: Altered course S88W, zigzag 45 degrees, log 97.7.

11.0am: Altered course N62W, zigzag 23 degrees, log 62.3. Work up to 75 [revs].

2.55pm: Sighted vessel bearing W.

3.33pm: Boat left for ST Egret GY184 [actually GY1084].

3.52pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

4.39pm: Port boat left for Danish vessel TG [no number given]. [Note the TG registration is almost certainly for Trangisvaag in Faeroe Islands]

5.0pm: Captain read Warrants 30 and 31.

5.12pm: Seaboat returned and hoisted starboard. Half speed ahead. Set course S89W.

7.50pm: Housed log 75.7. Stop engines, lowered starboard seaboat to board Danish Vessel. Commenced Manoeuvering.

8.22pm: Boat returned and hoisted. Half ahead, work up to 80, set course S73W, streamed log 75.7.

8.30pm: Commenced zigzag 20 degrees, log 76.3.

9.0pm: Altered course N77W, zigzag 20 degrees, log 83.3. Covered and Secured A1 and B1.

Midnight: Altered course N89E, zigzag 36 degrees, log 25.6.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 309 miles]


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15 May 1917

Lat 63.5, Long -15.6

6.45am: Altered course N55E, log 12.0, zigzag 20 degrees.

8.50am: Exchanged Pendants with HMS "Gloucestershire".

9.0am: Altered course S88W, zigzag 45 degrees, log 40.5.

2.4pm: Commenced Manoeuvering.

2.14pm: Lowered starboard sea boat to board Steam Trawler GY120.

2.50pm: Boat returned and hoisted. Half ahead work up to 68, set course S75W, streamed log.

3.0pm: Commenced zigzag 35 degrees, log 8.8.

5.8pm: Stopped. Housed log 35.6. Manoeuvering. Helm and engines as required.

5.10pm: Lowered No 9 and 10 boats for exercise boat pulling and boarded Steam Trawler Jonquil GY391.

5.43pm: Boats returned and hoisted.

5.46pm: Finished manoeuvering, half ahead, work up to 68, streamed log.

5.47pm: Set course S70W, zigzag 35 degrees, log 35.9.

7.0pm: Altered course E, log 51.3, zigzag 45 degrees.

7.23pm: Altered course S23E, log 56, zigzag 50 degrees.

8.45pm: Altered course S55E, log 74. Exchanged pendants with HMS "Hilary".

[Course and Distance made good: Various 310 miles]


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16 May 1917

Lat 63.7, Long -15.9

3.0am: Altered course N35E, zigzag 20 degrees, log 54.3.

3.23am: Altered course N82E, zigzag 45 degrees, log 59.1. Exchanged pendants with HM Trawler "St Denis".

7.23am: Boat left ship for Danish Drifter GK16. Lat 63 59 N, Long 14 00 W. [Note GK is the registration for Grindavik, Iceland]

7.47am: Boat returned and hoisted. Half ahead, work up to 68, resume course S88W, zigzag 45 degrees.

11.36am: Seaboat left for Steam Trawler G1004, Lat 63 42 N, Long 15 51 W.

11.38am: Manoeuvering, engines and helm as required.

0.14pm: Finished manoeuvering, engines to 68, streamed log, set course S74W, zigzag 35 degrees.

4.48pm: Lowered boarding boat to board trawler SN102, Lat 63 35 N, Long 16 50 W. [Note the SN registration could relate to any number of ports, including North Shields in England]

5.13pm: Boarding boat returned and hoisted. 5.15pm: No 1 and 2 Sea Boats lowered for pulling exercise.

5.47pm: Boats returned and hoisted.

5.55pm: Set course N71W, zigzag 40 degrees, log 17.1.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 294 miles]

[Relatively calm weather, noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 44F]


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17 May 1917

Lat 63.7, Long -14.6

5.25pm: Stopped engines, housed log 14.9, boarding boat left to board Danish fishing vessel TG542. [Lat] 63 15 N, [Long] 15 0 W [? numbers rather indistinct].

5.50pm: Engines to 68, streamed log 14.9, set course S87W, zigzag 45 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 293 miles]

[Misty from time to time]


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18 May 1917

Lat 63.8, Long -14.2

1.0am: Steady course, log 06.8, reduce to 50 [revs]. Closed WTDs [watertight doors].

3.30am: Resumed zigzag 45 degrees, log 31.4. Open WTDs, advance to 68.

[Sounding 8.30am to 11.30am and again between 3 and 4pm]

11.20am: Challenged, answer HMS “Gloucestershire”.

Noon: Reduced zigzag to 30 [degrees]. log 39.9.

2.0pm: Exchanged Pendants with HM Trawler “Corrieroy” [Corrie Roy?].

2.18pm: Turned circle, log 19.4. 2.25pm: Resumed centre course S88W, zigzag 30 degrees, log 70.5.

6.0pm: Altered course N88E, log 16.2, zigzag 50 degrees. All guns cleared away, crew exercised and control tested.

9.0pm: Sighted steamer.

9.34pm: Lowered boarding boat to board Steam trawler Cepheus, [Lat] 63 35 N, [Long] 15 35 W.

10.0pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

10.3pm: Half ahead, set course N89E, zigzag 40 degrees, streamed log, zigzag 40, streamed log 61.2.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 295 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fog and mist on and off for much of day, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 45F]


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19 May 1917

Lat 63.8, Long -14.4

3.46am: Lowered boat to board Danish fishing vessel TG300, [Lat] 64 00 N, [Long] 13 44 W.

4.10am: Boat returned and hoisted, finished manoeuvering.

[Sounding from 7.30am to 0.30pm]

1.0pm: Lost sounding lead and 140 fathoms wire from starboard sounding machine. Reduced zigzag to 30 [degrees], log 44.5

1.5pm: Sighted steamer.

1.47pm: Lowered boat to board Steam Trawler Octavia, [Lat] 63 35 N, [Long] 14 50 W.

2.20pm: Boarding boat returned and hoisted.

2.21pm: Work up to 68, set course N85W, zigzag 30 degrees.

6.30pm: Altered course N88E, log 83, zigzag 45 degrees. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

9.0pm: Altered zigzag to 40 degrees, log 38.5.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 299 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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20 May 1917

Lat 63.9, Long -14.6

5.10am: Exchanged Pendants with HM Trawler "Elf King".

5.46am: Lowered boat, supplied 1 officer, 1 Signal rating and 4 other ratings.

5.52am: Boat returned with CO of Elf King.

6.28am: Boat left ship with CO of Trawler.

6.35am: Boat returned and hoisted.

6.36am: Half speed ahead, worked up to 68 [revs], streamed log. 6.43am: Set course S88W, zigzag 40 degrees, log 47.7.

10.0am: Divisions, Rounds, Divine service. Reduced zigzag to 30 degrees, log 89.4. Read Banns of marriage for Engineer Sub Lieutenant May RNR.

2.28pm: Stopped, Housed log 45.6, boarding boat left for Danish fishing vessel Lanyanes KG363, [Lat] 63 40 N, [Long] 15 20 W. Commenced manoeuvering. [Note the KG registration is for Klaksvig in Faeroe Islands]

3.2pm: Finished manoeuvering, engine to 68 [revs], streamed log 45.6, resumed course S78W, zigzag 30 degrees.

9.0pm: 1 Pair Binoculars lost overboard by accident from Crows nest.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 287 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Mist and fog all pm]


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21 May 1917

Lat 63.8, Long -14.3

[Sounding every 30 minutes from 6.30am to 4.30pm]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 287 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fog and mist almost all day]


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22 May 1917

Lat 63.8, Long -14.3

[Sounding from 7.30am to 9.30am, 11.0am to noon and at 1.0pm and 1.30pm]

9.24am: Sighted Steam Trawler.

9.49am: Lowered boat to board Steam Trawler SA69. [Note the SA registration probably refers to Sandfor Sando-Syssel, Iceland]

10.17am: Boat returned and hoisted.

10.20am: Finished manoeuvering, work up to 68. Streamed log, set course S87W, zigzag 40 degrees.

10.30am: Reduce zigzag to 30 degrees, log 53.2.

4.21pm: Dropped Target. 4.24pm: Half ahead, circular steaming.

4.30pm: General Quarters, closed WTDs [watertight doors], commenced firing with 6 pounders and 6” guns.

4.55pm: Cease firing. 5.0pm: Disperse.

5.15pm: Lowered boat. 5.45pm: Hoisted boat and target inboard, finished manoeuvering.

6.0pm: Commenced zigzag 30 degrees, log 29.4.

7.0pm: Altered course N88E, zigzag 50 degrees, log 42.3.

Noon: Altered course N87E, zigzag 45 degrees, log 4.7.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 279 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fog, thick at times, and mist, apart from early afternoon, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 47F]


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23 May 1917

Lat 64.1, Long -14.3

6.0am: Altered course S87W, log 80.4, zigzag 45 degrees.

6.15am: Challenged, Reply HMS Gloucestershire.

10.11am: Altered course North, zigzag 30 degrees, log 32.2.

11.13am: Housed log 47.2 and commenced manoeuvering, boarding boat left for HMS Gloucestershire.

11.45am: Engines to 68 [revs], streamed log 47.2, set course S75W, zigzag 50 degrees, boarding boat returned and hoisted.

1.5pm: Dropped target. 1.7pm: Half ahead, work up to 68. GQs [General Quarters], close WTDs [watertight doors].

1.17pm: Circular steaming, commenced firing.

1.28pm: Target destroyed. 1.30pm: Disperse.

1.40pm: Lowered boat to pick up target. 1.56pm: Boat and target hoisted, finished manoeuvering.

4.59pm: Sighted vessel bearing SW.

5.55pm: Lowered boat to board SS Aster.

6.35pm: One man sent from trawler for medical treatment. 6.48pm: Man returned to trawler.

7.0pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

7.5pm: Set course N50W, advance to 68. 7.7pm: Streamed log 12.2, zigzag 30 degrees.

8.0pm: Altered course N88E, log 24.1, zigzag 45 degrees.

9.0pm: Increased zigzag to 50 degrees, log 36.2.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 293 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Mist and fog on and off all day]


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24 May 1917

Lat 63.8, Long -14.4

0.30am: Reduce to 52 [revs], log 81. Stop zigzag.

[Sounding every 30 minutes from 7.0am to 0.30pm]

8.0am: Advance to 68, zigzag 45 degrees, log 54.4.

Noon: Altered zigzag to 30 degrees, log 5.3.

0.45pm: Reduce to 52. Stop zigzag, log 14.8.

1.30pm: Commenced zigzag 30 degrees, log 23.9.

3.0pm: Reduce to 60 and stop zigzag, log 43.

4.0pm: Advance to 68 and resumed zigzag 30 degrees, log 58.6.

7.0pm: Altered course E, zigzag 50 degrees, log 92.9. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

9.45pm: Steady course, log 27.4.

10.16pm: Boat left for Steam Trawler Capheas [?].

10.27pm: Boat returned and hoisted. 10.28pm: Set course E.

10.30pm: Resumed zigzag, streamed log 30.3.

11.30pm: Steady course E, log 43.5. Reduce to 52.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 270 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Mist, fog or rain all day]


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25 May 1917

Lat 63.6, Long -14.9 [estimated from positions at 8am and 8pm as noon position not shown in log]

[Sounding regularly from 4.0am to 5.30pm]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 306 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[A quiet day on patrol, while zigzagging from time to time, presumably depending on visibility as mist and fog all day]


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26 May 1917

Lat 63.8, Long -14.0

4.30am: Commenced zigzag 50 degrees, log 58.7 and advance to 68 [revs].

6.0am: Altered course S86W, zigzag 45 degrees, log 77.9.

8.55am: Sighted Trawler.

9.21am: Boat left for Steam trawler Pochard.

9.43am: Boat hoisted.

10.7am: Commenced zigzag 45 degrees, log 21.9.

10.10am: Challenged, Reply HMS Moldavia.

11.55am: Lowered boat to board HMS Moldavia.

0.25pm: Boat returned and hoisted, 4 ratings rejoined ship.

0.30pm: Set course S80W, zigzag 30 degrees, log 44.2.

11.06pm: 7000ft Peak N47W(T) 57 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 267 miles]

[Fog and mist until 11am]


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27 May 1917

Lat 63.6, Long -14.6

9.50am: Exchanged Pendants with HMS Moldavia.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers, Captain’s inspection and rounds. Read banns of marriage for Engineer Sub Lieutenant May RNR for 3rd time.

10.32am: 5094ft peak N59W(T), 60.25 miles.

Noon: Reduce zigzag to 30 [degrees], log 40.7.

2.10pm: Sighted trawler.

3.3pm: Fired 1 round blank from 6 pounder.

3.14pm: Boat left for Steam trawler "Ben Holden", Lat 63 25 N, [Long] 15 7 W.

3.38pm: Boarding boat returned and hoisted.

3.41pm: Streamed log, set course S76W, zigzag 30 degrees, work up to 68 [revs].

6.0pm: A1 and B1 Secured, remainder of guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

6.45pm: Altered course N79E, log 21, zigzag 45 degrees.

9.0pm: A and B Groups secured, all other guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

11.0pm: Reduced to 40 [revs] and altered zigzag to Type III, log 70.9.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 299 miles]

[Fog and mist in early am, rain all pm, wind force 4 to 5 in pm, from N and E]


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28 May 1917

Lat 63.4, Long -14.4

2.20am: Mines put to safe.

6.15am: Cleared away mines and A2 and B2.

9.35am: Sighted steamer bearing NW.

10.8am: GQs [General Quarters], close WTDs [watertight doors].

10.28am: Boat left for SS Ottawa.

11.20am: Disperse from GQs, guns crews closed up.

11.36am: Dropped target.

11.38am: Boat returned and hoisted.

11.53am: Circular steaming. 11.55am: Commenced target practice with Port battery.

0.35pm: Ceased firing. 1 boat grapnel lost overboard by accident. Hoisted in target.

0.42pm: Finished manoeuvering, engines to 68, set course S76W, streamed log 98.4.

8.0pm: Zigzag Type 4. Altered course N78E, zigzag 45 degrees, log 92.2.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 276 miles]

[N and E wind force 6 or 7 until 8am, mist and fog until late am, noon air and sea temperature 44F]


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29 May 1917

Lat 63.5, Long -14.6

[Zigzagging to and fro on patrol - all log entries shown here as example:]

2.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

5.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

6.0am: Altered course S77W, zigzag 40 degrees, log 21.0

6.30am: Routine.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship as required.

9.0am: Officers and Seamens training classes to instructions, remainder of hands employed as required.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers. 10.10am: Resume work and instructions.

11.45am: 7000ft Peak N60W(T) 67 miles.

Noon: Altered course S84W, zigzag 30 degrees, log 94.8.

1.20pm: Spare hands of watch employed painting ship. Boys to instructions.

3.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

5.0pm: Altered course S78W, zigzag 45 degrees, log 58.

5.11pm: Lat acc 62 55.5 N, Long [sun] 16 13.5 W.

7.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

8.0pm: Altered course N77E, zigzag 50 degrees, log 95.8.

8.45pm: Darkened ship and tested search lights.

10.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

Midnight: Altered course N79E, zigzag 45 degrees, log 45.4.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 306 miles]

[Rain and hail in late evening]


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30 May 1917

Lat 62.1, Long -16.1

[Course and Distance made good: Various 301 miles]

[A day when nothing much happened, patrolling to and fro. Wind force 5 to 7 for most of day, from E and N in am, E and S in pm, sea state mostly rough, mist, snow and rain on and off, noon air and sea temperature 40F]


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31 May 1917

Lat 63.0, Long -15.9

1.30am: A and B Groups secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

8.0am: Commenced to zigzag 35 degrees, log 18.2.

11.20am: Depth mines secured.

Noon: Reduce to 60. Stopped zigzag, log 69.

1.57pm: Sighted steamer.

2.9pm: Altered course N70W, log 94.9 to intercept steamer "Borneo".

2.18pm: Resumed course S75W, log 96.6.

2.40pm: Secured X1 and Y1. Telescope of X1 gun damaged whilst altering course to clear steamer.

5.18pm: Reduce to 50, log 32.1. 5.21pm: Altered course N81E, log 32.7.

5.33pm: Advance Port engine to 55 [revs]. 5.40pm: Advance Port engine to 60.

5.40pm: Reduce Port engine to 50.

8.0pm: 6 Pounders cleared away and manned, control tested.

10.0pm: 1 Life buoy lost overboard by accident.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 274 miles]

[Easterly wind force 6 or 7 in am, with sea state rough, force 7 to 9 in pm, with sea state high to very high and very high to phenomenal (waves of 36ft and above) from 6pm onwards, snow for most of am, rain all pm, barometric pressure falling for most of day, noon temperature 39F]



LOGS FOR JUNE 1917


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[Cover of Copy of Log for June 1917, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 June 1917

Lat 63.0, Long-16.9

1.0am: 6 pounder guns cleared away and manned, remainder covered and secured.

5.0am: All 6” guns secured, mines to safe, 6 pounders cleared away.

11.27am: Advance starboard engine to 60 [revs].

11.35am: Both engines to 55.

2.0pm: Advance to 60, log 3.9. X and Y Groups cleared away, trained and elevated to limits.

4.0pm: 5094ft Peak N4E(T) 60.5 miles.

5.0pm: Evening quarters, tested alarm bells.

5.16pm: Advance to 60, log 67.4. Monthly issue of soap and tobacco.

5.30pm: Cleared away A2 and B2.

5.35pm: Advance to 68, log 70.9.

6.53pm: Reduced to 65, log 85.7. A1 and B1 covered and secured, all other guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 152 miles]

[Easterly wind force 9 at 1am, then force 7 or 8 for rest of am, with sea state high to very high and rain and mist, wind force 6 or 7 for most of pm, sea state mostly rough to very rough, barometric pressure rising during day, noon temperature 41F, sea temperature 42F]


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2 June 1917

Lat 63.6, Long -13.8

[Course and Distance made good: Various 236 miles]

[Another day on patrol in difficult weather. NE wind force 6 to 9 in am, force 6 to 7 in pm, sea state from rough to high all day, barometric pressure rising slowly, noon temperature 39F]


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3 June 1917

Lat 64.2, Long -14.5

2.0am: A1 and B1 Secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

6.30am: Altered course N85E, zigzag 40 degrees, advance to 68, log 36.6.

7.0am: All guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

8.0am: Altered course N56E, zigzag 35 degrees, log 54.6.

11.30am: Brimnaes [Brimnes] N46W(T) 13.5 miles.

1.35pm: Boat left with armed guards for HMTs "Sitvil" and "St Denis".

1.36pm: Half speed ahead, courses various.

1.50pm: Stopped. 1.55pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

2.0pm: Finished manoeuvering. Half ahead 63, streamed log.

2.4pm: Set course S65E, log 21.8, zigzag 40 degrees, Bulands Fjeld N26W(T), 26.75 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 250 miles]

[Wind from N and E, reducing from force 7 in early am, force 4 to 6 for rest of day, snow in early morning, barometric pressure still rising slowly]


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4 June 1917

Lat 63.8, Long -13.2

[Course and Distance made good: Various 297 miles]

[A day of much quieter weather when nothing much happened, still zigzagging to and fro]


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5 June 1917

Lat 64.1, Long -14.9

6.0am: Altered course N86E, zigzag 40 degrees, log 29.0.

8.0am: Altered course S65E, log 80.5, zigzag 25 degrees.

11.30am: Altered course S70W, log 008, zigzag 34 degrees.

0.44pm: Stop. Housed log 15.4, lowered boat to board French Schooner Ernestine.

1.5pm: Took boat in tow. 1.20pm: Slipped boat to board SU385. [Note the SU registration relates to a number of ports, most likely is Sudurmula, Iceland]

1.44pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

1.45pm: Finished manoeuvering, engines to 68 [revs], streamed log 15.6, set course S26W, zigzag 34 degrees, Type III, Lat 64 5 N, Long 15 4 W.

3.0pm: Used type IV zigzag.

4.22pm: Sighted Steamer bearing SxW.

5.34pm: General quarters, closed WTDs [watertight doors].

5.44pm: Stop. Log 64.5 housed. Slipped boat to board SS Torre.

6.35pm: Disperse from GQs, open WTDs. 6.47pm: Boat returned and hoisted, finished manoeuvering. Half ahead 68 [revs].

6.43pm: Set course N86W, zigzag 35 degrees, streamed log 64.5.

11.22pm: Altered course S26W, log 22, zigzag 20 [degrees].

11.58pm: Closed WTDs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 307 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Barometric pressure relatively high and stable, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 42F]


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6 June 1917

Lat 63.0, Long -17.7

0.2am: Stop engines, housed log 30.1. Lowered boat to board Norwegian SS San Jose.

0.43am: Boat returned and hoisted.

1.20am: Exchanged pendants with HMS "Orvieto" - correct.

9.0am: Officers and mens classes to instructions, remainder of hands employed painting or scraping and oiling nets (etc) as required.

10.30am: Exchanged pendants with HMS Orvieto.

11.0am: Housed log 59.1. Orvieto's boat alongside, Rear Admiral came on board.

11.15am: Divisions. 11.25am: Disperse. 11.25 Rear Admiral left ship.

3.0pm: Exchanged pendants with HMS "Changuinola".

4.45pm: 6947ft Peak N21W(T) 48 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 275 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Rain on and off during day]


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7 June 1917

Lat 62.8, Long -17.7

[Course and Distance made good: Various 288 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Zigzagging to and fro in fog, thick at times, all day]


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8 June 1917

Lat 63.0, Long -18.3

[Sounding from 8.30am to 10.0pm]

11.33am: Commenced manoeuvering, housed log 00.2. CO of HMT "St Denis" came on board.

0.1pm: CO of St Denis left ship. 0.4pm: Finished manoeuvering, advance to 68 [revs], resumed course S81E, zigzag 45 degrees, streamed log 600.2.

10.10pm: Position by soundings [Lat] 63 27 N, [Long] 17 2 W.

10.30pm: Lost lead and 100 fathoms of wire.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 255 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Mist and fog, dense at times, all day]


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9 June 1917

Lat 63.0, Long -17.3

3.0am: Fitted new wire and lead to starboard sounding machine.

5.30am: Advance to 68. Resumed zigzag 45 degrees, log 94.4.

1.10pm: Action stations, close WTDs [watertight doors].

1.26pm: Stop engines. Housed log 95. Lowered boat to board Danish Gun Vessel "Island Falk".

1.28pm: Commenced manoeuvering.

2.0pm: Secure, open WTDs and disperse.

2.10pm: Boat returned and hoisted, Lat 63 0 N, Long 16 52 W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 278 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fog and mist for most of am, rain in late evening]


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10 June 1917

Lat 63.0, Long -18.5

4.40am: Sighted sailing vessel.

5.58am: Challenged, reply HMS "Andes".

6.29am: Lowered boat to board Norwegian SV Arsis [?] [Lat] 62 26 N, [Long] 19 12W.

7.5am: Boat returned and hoisted.

9.31am: Boat left for HMTs St Denis and Sitvil.

9.55am: Boat returned and hoisted, 2 armed guards rejoined ship.

10.58am: Housed log 33.1. Boat left ship with supply of fresh water for “Sitvil”.

11.16am: Boat returned and hoisted. 11.17am: Finished manoeuvering. Half ahead 68 [revs], set course S80E, zigzag 30 degrees, streamed log. 1 Bottle rum containing 1 pint broken by accident on trawler “Sitvil”.

6.30pm: Altered course West, zigzag 50 degrees, log 25.8.

9.55pm: Exchanged Pendants with HMS Gloucestershire.

10.16pm: Boat left for Gloucestershire.

10.35pm: Boat returned and hoisted, finished manoeuvering, set course S57W, zigzag 35 degrees. Half ahead 68, log 74.4.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 277 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fog and mist early and late in day, rain and showers on and off, noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 47F]


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11 June 1917

Lat 62.1, Long -16.9

0.45am: Challenged, Reply HMS Andes.

6.5am: Close WTDs [watertight doors].

6.12am: Stop, housed log 68.6. Boat left for Belgian SS “Ganton” [?].

6.50am: Boarding boat returned and hoisted.

6.56am: Finished manoeuvering. Engines to 68 [revs]. Streamed log, set course S14W, zigzag 20 degrees. Open WTDs.

8.45am: Challenged, answer HMS Avenger.

11.14am: Stop engines, housed log 23. Lowered boat to board SV “Rjuhan” [Lat] 63 0 N, [Long] 16 53 W.

11.45am: Boarding boat returned and hoisted, finished manoeuvering. Half ahead, work up to 68 [revs], streamed log, set course S85E, zigzag 45 degrees. 1 Cork fender lost by accident from boat and boat damaged alongside “Rjuhan”.

0.10pm: Sighted vessel bearing ENE.

0.52pm: Boat left to board barque Dagmar. 1.15pm: Lat [sun] 62 6 N.

1.33pm: Boat returned and hoisted, finished manoeuvering. Half ahead 68, set course S80E, zigzag 30 degrees, log 40.8.

3.12pm: Sighted vessel bearing SE.

3.25pm: GQs [General Quarters], closed WTDs.

3.39pm: Boat left for SS Thordal [Lat] 62 11 N, [Long] 16 8 W.

4.0pm: Log rotator damaged.

4.15pm: Dispersed from GQs, open WTDs.

4.32pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

4.34pm: Resumed course S80E, zigzag 30 degrees, log 65.5.

7.0pm: Altered course N82W, zigzag 45 degrees, log 96. All guns cleared away, manned and control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 294 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Misty on and off all day]


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12 June 1917

Lat 62.2, Long -16.9

0.45am: Sighted Vessel bearing WNW.

1.19am: Altered course S40E, log 74.1. Closed WTDs.

1.28am: Boat left to board SS Hellenic [?] [Lat] 62 2 N, [Long] 16 54 W.

2.8am: Boat returned and hoisted, half ahead 68 [revs], set course N82W, zigzag 45 degrees, streamed log 75.7, opened WTDs.

5.0pm: Evening quarters, Tested alarm bells. Turned circle, log 64.1.

5.7pm: Resumed course S77E, zigzag 45 degrees, log 65.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 294 miles]

[Misty during evening, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 50F]


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13 June 1917

Lat 61.9, Long -13.7

3.45pm: Exchanged pendants with HMS "Alsatian".

5.27pm: Lowered boat. 5.31pm: Boat returned and hoisted with Engineer Commander Bell RN from “Alsatian” to take passage.

5.34pm: Finished manoeuvering, work up to 70 [revs]. Streamed log, set course S34E, zigzag 34 degrees.

6.0pm: Started type IV zigzag.

6.35pm: Exchanged pendants with HMS Changuinola.

7.0pm: Changuinola boat alongside.

7.5pm: Boat left ship. 7.6pm: Half ahead, finished manoeuvering.

7.7pm: Set course S5W, zigzag 34 degrees, streamed log, work up to 80.

10.30pm: A and B Groups covered and secured, all other guns cleared away.

11.0pm: Steady course, log 56.3.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 310 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fog, mist, rain and drizzle on and off all day]


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14 June 1917

Lat 57.3, Long -9.9

[Heading back to base, all log entries shown here as an example:]

0.30am: Commenced zigzag 23 degrees, log 78.6.

1.10am: Work up to 84 [revs], log 88.4.

2.0am: A1 and B1 secured. All other guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

2.30am: Stopped zigzag, log 9.4.

3.30am: Resumed zigzag 23 degrees, log 25.4.

6.30am: Stopped zigzag log 68.3. Routine.

7.0am: Resumed zigzag 23 degrees, log 75.0. Hands employed cleaning ship as required.

7.15am: Position [moon and sun] Lat 58 15 N, Long [sun] 10 33 W.

8.55am: Lat 57 53.5 N, Long [sun] 10 29 W.

9.0am: Altered course S3W, zigzag 23 degrees, log 1.7. Officers and mens classes at instructions, remainder employed as required.

10.0am: Divisions and prayers. 10.10am: Resumed work and instructions. A1 and B1 secured, all other guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

10.45am: Exchanged Pendants with HMS “Armadale Castle”.

11.0am: Altered course S19E, zigzag 23 degrees, log 30.7.

11.6am: Approx position D alt [Lat] 57 23.5 N, [Long] 10 6.5 W.

0.42pm: Lat [sun] 57 12 N.

1.20pm: Boys at instructions, Spare hands of watch employed as required.

1.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

2.0pm: A1 and B1 Secured, all other guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

4.10pm: Lat 56 33 N, Long [sun] 8 33 W.

5.0pm: Altered course S4E, zigzag 23 degrees, log 23.4. Evening quarters. Hands mustered with life saving jackets (etc).

7.0pm: Altered course S31E, zigzag 23 degrees, log 56.9.

7.30pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

8.45pm: Darkened ship and tested searchlights. Observed Inishtrahull Light S25E(T).

9.10pm: Malin Head S23W(T) and Inishtrahull S9E(T).

9.30pm: Inishtrahull S28W(T), 5 miles.

10.28pm: Dunagree Rock Light S16W(T) and Inishtrahull Light S78W(T).

11.28pm: Observed Rue Point Light S72E(T).

11.30pm: Stopped zigzag, log 29.7.

11.50pm: Bull Point N28E(T) and Rue Point Light N78E(T).

11.52pm: Altered course S49E, log 35.7.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 340 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Winds variable in direction, force 6 to 7 in middle of day]


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15 June 1917

Lat 53.4, Long -4.0

2.0am: Altered course S17E, zigzag 34 degrees Type III, log 70.4. Maidens Light N34W(T) and Black Head S20W(T). All guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

4.19am: South Rock Light Vessel N76W, 3 miles.

9.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for harbour and as required.

10.8am: Skerries S28E(T) 4 miles.

11.0am: Carmel Head S59W(T) and Middle Mouse S38W(T) and Point Lynas Light House S49E(T).

1.20pm: Hands employed preparing ship for harbour.

1.57pm: Passed Bar Light Vessel, manoeuvering. Helm and engines as required.

2.5pm: Housed log 63.4.

2.10pm: Passed Formby Light Vessel, tug alongside with pilot.

2.50pm: Passed Rock Light House.

2.59pm: Let go Port anchor in 10 fathoms, 60 fathoms cable.

[Compass anchor bearings: New Brighton Tower N38W, Seacombe Ferry S14W, Chimney S78E]

3.30pm: Clocks advanced 1 hour. Hands employed turning in boats.

5.30pm: Tug came alongside.

7.10pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded to Dock.

7.45pm: Made fast at Sandon Half Tide Basin.

8.10pm: Gave leave to Second Part of Port watch until 7.00am.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 387 miles]

[Coal remaining 787 tons]


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16 June 1917

At Southern Base [aka Liverpool/Birkenhead]

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Routine. Liberty men returned. Hands employed preparing ship for docking.

8.45am: Landed dental party.

11.20am: Left Sandon Basin and proceeded to Canada Graving Dock.

Noon: Entered Canada Graving Dock.

0.15pm: Made fast in Canada graving dock.

0.30pm: Armed Guard and Long leave men and 7 new rating joined ship.

1.15pm: Ship took blocks.

1.30pm: Hands fall in for shoring up ship.

3.0pm: Finished shoring up ship.

3.30pm: Gave leave to First Part of port watch till 7am.

4.20pm: Dock dry.


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17 June 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Liberty men returned. Called hands.

9.30am: RC [Roman Catholic] Church party landed.

10.0am: Gave leave to Part of Watch till 7.00am.

11.30am: Church Party returned on board.

1.0pm: Gave leave to boys till 9.00pm.


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18 June 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.0am: Hands employed taking in ammunition.

Noon: Dinner. Godfrey OS discharged to HMS Eagle.

1.0pm: P O'Kelly 2nd Baker and T English discharged to Eagle.

4.30pm: Leave to Part of watch until 7.00am.


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19 June 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0pm: Leave for part of watch until 7.00am. Special leave to boys.


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20 June 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands fall in. Hands employed drawing stores and as required.

2.15pm: Started flooding dock.

2.45pm: Floated.

3.30pm: Undocked and proceeded to Canada No 3.

6.0pm: Leave to part of watch to 7am, boys till 9pm.


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21 June 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.35am: Hands employed breasting of [off] ship.

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

7.45am: 1 Marine and 1 ordinary seaman joined ship from Chatham.

8.0am: Commenced coaling.

1.0pm: Hands employed returning stores.

3.15pm: Left Canada No 2 and Proceeded to Canada Tongue.

4.10pm: Made fast at Canada Tongue.

5.20pm: Gave leave to part of watch till 7.00am.

5.30pm: 2 log rotators, 2 log governors and 2 boats compasses returned from being repaired.

5.45pm: Commenced coaling.

9.0pm: 3 ratings joined ship from HMS “Eagle”, 1 Steward and 2 firemen.

10.0pm: Finished coaling for day.

[Fresh water expended 12 + 218 to freshen tanks filled with salt water]


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22 June 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Commenced coaling.

7.45am: Working party gone to Stanley Dock for stores.

10.30am: 1 AB joined ship from Chatham Depot.

pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.

6.0pm: Leave to part of watch till 7.00am. Leave to boys till 9.00pm.

Midnight: Starboard watch returned off leave.


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23 June 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed provisioning ship (etc) as required.

Leave to Port watch and Second Part Starboard watch from 1pm till 7.00am. Boys till 9.00pm.


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24 June 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.0am: Roman Catholics attended service on board.

10.15am: Church parties proceeded on shore to service.

Noon: Church parties returned on board.

1.0pm: Gave leave to watch and part of watch until 8pm.

4.0pm: Finished coaling Port side.

4.19pm: Hands employed shifting ship to allow lighters to get out.

4.30pm: Finished coaling Starboard side.

[Coal received 3323 tons 14 cwt. Total Coal remaining 4023 tons]


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25 June 1917

At Southern Base and at Sea

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

10.30am: Clocks put back to GMT.

10.52am: Cast off and proceeded to Sandon.

[Draught leaving: Forward 25’ 0”, Aft 26’ 0”]

Noon: Made fast at Sandon Half Tide.

1.45pm: Cast off and proceeded.

2.5pm: Cleared lock gates.

3.23pm: Formby Light Vessel abeam. Stopped engines. Pilot left by tug. Engines to Half speed. All guns cleared away.

3.45pm: Passed Bar Light Vessel, work up to 80 [revs], set course S24W, streamed log.

5.10pm: Altered course N60W, log 19.8, zigzag 40 degrees. Great Ormes Head S(T) 3.75 miles.

6.28pm: Depth charges set and brought to ready.


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26 June 1917

Lat 55.8, Long -7.0

2.0am: Advance to 80 [revs], log 49.8, South Rock Light N52W(T) and Mull of Galloway N43E(T).

2.30am: All guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

5.30am: Altered course N71W, log 02.2, zigzag 40 degrees, Ailsa Craig N25E(T) and Black Head S47E(T).

8.30am: Altered course N1W, zigzag 45 degrees, log 48.3.

5.0pm: Evening quarters, tested alarm bells and shortened zigzag to 35 degrees, log 78.2.

8.50pm: Darkened ship and tested searchlights.

9.10pm: Housed log for inspection, 43.7. 9.18pm: Streamed log.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 315 miles]

[Barometric pressure relatively high and steady, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 50F]


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27 June 1917

Lat 58.8, Long -15.0

4.0am: Altered course N26W, zigzag 35 degrees, log 49.1.

0.55pm: Challenged, answer HMS "Patia".

0.58pm: Challenged, Reply HMS "Patuca".

1.55pm: "Patuca" boat alongside.

2.4pm: Boat left. 2.5pm: Engines Half ahead, work up to 68, set course N26E, zigzag 50 [degrees], streamed log 1.5.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 370 miles]


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28 June 1917

Lat 61.5, Long -16.3 [position estimated from 8am and 8pm positions as not shown at noon]

4.50am: Exchanged Pendants with HMS "Otway".

6.20am: Stop. “Manoeuvering”, housed log 4.5.

6.25am: "Otway’s" boat alongside, received two ratings for "Orcoma".

6.33am: Boat left. 6.34am: Half ahead 70 [revs], streamed log 4.5, set course N36W, zigzag 35 degrees.

9.6am: Stop. Housed log 38. Commenced Manoeuvering. "Andes" boat alongside for papers.

9.15am: Engines to 70, streamed log, set course N30W, zigzag 35 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 300 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Barometric pressure relatively high and steady, noon temperature 27F, sea temperature 53F]


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29 June 1917

Lat 64.6, Long -23.7

8.0am: Altered course N6E, zigzag 30 degrees, log 55.4. Reykjanes Light House N60E(T) 2.25 miles.

1.0pm: Malarif N84E(T) and Ondverdarnaes [Ondverdhanes] Point N7E(T), altered course N15E, zigzag 30 degrees, log 26.

4.45pm: Altered course N67E, log 79, zigzag 30 degrees. Meskier S81E(T) and Straumnaes N54E(T).

7.30pm: Challenged, reply HMS "Orcoma".

8.6pm: Stopped. Boat left with 2 ratings for “Orcoma”.

8.30pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

9.0pm: Straumnaes N55T(T) and Stigahlid S84E(T), Skagi S10E(T).

11.30pm: Altered course S55E, zigzag 35 degrees, log 63.7. Kalfatindr [Kalfatindur] S62E(T) and Ritur Huk S6E(T).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 336 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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30 June 1917

Lat 66.7, Long -22.5

1.0am: Altered course N55W, zigzag 45 degrees, log 85.5. Exchanged pendants with "Artois",

7.0am: Hands employed Saturdays routine.

8.0am: Kogur Huk S68W(T), Bispen S6E(T).

10.7am: Engines and helm as required to intercept “Artois”, log 99.0.

10.10am: Boat left for Artois.

10.42am: Boat returned and hoisted.

1.0pm: Altered course S55E, zigzag 45 degrees, log 26.7. Straumnaes S64W(T) and North Cape S30W(T).

8.0pm: Bispen S14E(T) and Straumnaes S63W(T).

11.0pm: Straumnaes S27W(T) and Kogur Huk S68W(T).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 314 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Barometric pressure still relatively high and steady, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 43F]



LOGS FOR JULY 1917


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[Cover of Copy of Log for July 1917, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers as before]


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1 July 1917

Lat 66.7, Long -23.2

8.0am: Bispen S14E(T) x Straumnaes S57W(T).

9.0am: Hands clearing up decks. Sundays routine.

10.0am: Divisions, Captain’s Inspection and Rounds. 10.15am: Divine Service.

11.2am: Altered course N10W, log 07.3. Guns cleared away. Exchanged pendants with HMS Victorian.

11.34am: Stopped engines, log 13.4, housed log 13.6. HMS Victorian’s boat alongside.

11.37am: Boat left ship. Finished Manoeuvering.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 303 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Mist and fog for much of afternoon]


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2 July 1917

Lat 65.4, Long -24.9

6.45am: Altered course N72W, straight, log 54, to intercept trawlers.

7.8am: Boat left to board Steam Trawler.

8.45am: Sea boat returned and hoisted, boarding boat left to board trawlers.

9.21am: Stigahlid N61E(T) x Kopparnaes S76E(T). Boarding boat returned.

3.0pm: Snaefells Jokul [Snaefellsjokull] S89E(T) 30 miles.

5.0pm: Altered course S52W, zigzag 30 degrees, log 55.1. Evening quarters. Issued soap and tobacco to ship's company.

6.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 68.6.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various] [No distance given]

[Barometric pressure still relatively high and rising, foggy in pm, getting increasingly thick, noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 45F]


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3 July 1917

Lat 65.3, Long -18.8

9.30am: Commenced zigzag 30 degrees, log 76.5.

11.0am: Straight course S16E, log 96.2.

Noon: Resumed zigzag 30, log 07.7.

3.0pm: Altered course S85E. Stopped zigzag, log 46.1.

3.30pm: Fired 1 round of 6”.

3.40pm: Stopped engines. Lowered seaboat. Board Danish steamer "TINA" [or possibly KINA], Lat 61 50 N, [Long] 17 45 W.

3.56pm: Stopped engine, housed log 57.7. Lowered boarding boat. Board Dutch SS JUNO.

4.20pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted.

4.52pm: Boarding boat returned.

4.53pm: Finished manoeuvering. Half speed ahead. Set course S4W.

5.0pm: Commenced zigzag 30 degrees, log 58.7.

11.40pm: Sighted vessel bearing E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 318 miles]

[Fog on and off until 6pm, then from 11pm, barometric pressure still relatively high]


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4 July 1917

Lat 59.2, Long -15.0

0.5am: Closed W/T [watertight] Doors.

0.14am: Resumed course S4W, log 54.1, opened WTD. 0.30am: Commenced zigzag 30 degrees, log 57.4.

8.42am: Closed W/TD.

8.53am: Altered course S40E, log 67.6. To intercept steamer.

8.58am: Lowered boarding boat Lat 59 12 N, [Long] 15 9 W.

9.38am: Boarding boat returned from SS RAPIDAN, British.

9.39am: Finished manoeuvering. Advanced to 68. Opened W/TD.

9.40am: Streamed log, altered course N85W, zigzag 45 degrees.

10.15am: Hands employed painting as requisite.

11.0am: All guns cleared away. Control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 305 miles]

[Mist and fog all day, barometric pressure still high, noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 51F]


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5 July 1917

Lat 58.9, Long -16.8

9.0am: Altered course S15E, log 58.5 to intercept SS “Lawton Range” [?].

9.17am: Commenced manoeuvering. Boarding boat left ship for SS Lawton Range.

10.4am: Finished manoeuvering, Boarding boat returned.

0.15pm: Stopped zigzag log 98. Half closed WTD.

0.20pm: Clocks put back half hour.

1.16pm: Commenced zigzag 30 degrees, log 12. Boys to instruction, watch as requisite.

6.0pm: Clocks put back half hour.

11.0pm: Steady course, log 48.0.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 299 miles]

[Mist and fog for much of day, barometric pressure starting to fall]


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6 July 1917

Lat 57.2, Long -26.4

5.40am: Closed WTD [watertight doors].

8.50am: Opened WTD.

9.0am: Altered course N82W, zigzag 30 degrees, log 87.

Noon: Clocks put back half hour.

10.10pm: Stopped zigzag, log 77.2.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 339 miles]

[Mist and fog through much of day]


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7 July 1917

Lat 54.7, Long -35.7

Noon: Clocks put back half hour.

2.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

4.0pm: Commenced zigzag 20 degrees, log 37.3.

6.0pm: Clocks put back half hour.

8.30pm: Straight course N86W, log 906.6.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 346 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fog and mist on and off all day, noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 52F]


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8 July 1917

Lat 51.6, Long -42.8

[Nothing much happened today, as Almanzora proceeded South and West across the North Atlantic - all log entries shown here as an example:]

2.0am: All guns cleared away, control tested, crews exercised.

5.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised.

7.0am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.15am: Commenced zigzag 20 degrees, log 58.2.

10.0am: Captain’s inspection, rounds and Divine Service.

11.0am: All guns cleared away, control tested.

Noon: Clocks put back half an hour.

2.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

4.0pm: Altered course S43W, zigzag 35 degrees, log 87.9. Evening Quarters.

4.6pm: Lat 51 0.5 N, Long W 45 2.5 W.

6.0pm: All guns cleared away, control tested.

8.20pm: Darkened ship. Tested searchlights.

9.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 58.8.

9.30pm: All guns cleared away, control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 352 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Mist and fog on and off in am, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 50F]


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9 July 1917

Lat 48.2, Long -50.4

5.0am: Half closed WTD [watertight doors].

7.55am: Opened WTD.

10.0am: Commenced zigzag 20 degrees, log 32.8. Divisions and Prayers.

[Sounding through middle of day and again from 8.30pm]

2.7pm: Passed iceberg 115ft high. Distance 26 miles [? distance indistinct].

4.0pm: Lost sounding lead and 120 fathoms wire from Starboard Sounding Machine.

8.0pm: Altered course S37W, log 75. Stopped zigzag.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 335 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fog and mist for most of am and fog again from 8pm, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 46F]


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10 July 1917

Lat 45.3, Long -56.5

Noon: Clocks put back half hour.

[Regular sounding on and off all day]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 346 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fog and mist early and late in the day]


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11 July 1917

At Sea [actually going into Halifax, Nova Scotia]

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

[Sounding frequently all am]

7.12am: Altered course N80W, [log] 56.9. Closed WTD [watertight doors].

8.20am: Lowered sea boat to find name on buoy - manoeuvering.

8.46am: Boat hoisted.

10.52am: Manoeuvering. Courses various for entering harbour.

11.40am: Rounded whistle buoy.

0.30pm: Clocks put back half hour.

0.39pm: Stopped engines. Let go Starboard anchor 3 shackles (10 fathoms).

[Anchor bearings] Exhibition Buildings N4W (magnetic), Flag Staff S67W.

2.0pm: Red Watch employed as requisite.

7.45pm: HMS Cumberland passed out of harbour.

[Course and Distance made good: Made to anchorage various 321 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Coal remaining 2440 tons]

[Mist and fog all am, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 51F]


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12 July 1917

At Halifax [Nova Scotia]

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

[Anchor] Bearings magnetic: George Island South, No 2 Pier N78W, Ferry Pier S45W.

5.0am: Thick fog, bell kept going.

[Anchor bearings] George Island South, Ferry Pier S40W, Sugar Refinery Chimney S40E.

7.0am: Hands preparing ship for going alongside jetty.

10.0am: Hands employed turning in boats and as requisite. Read Warrant.

11.30am: Anchor Bearings checked and found correct.

1.30pm: Received Pilot. 1.35pm: Shortened in.

1.45pm: Hands preparing ship for going alongside jetty. Weighed anchor and proceeded to No 2 Pier. Helm and engines as requisite.

2.30pm: Ship secured alongside No 2 Pier. Finished with engines. Pilot left ship.

4.0pm: 25 RNVR ratings joined ship. Leave to Starboard Watch until 10pm. Petty Officers 10.30.

7.0pm: Landed patrol 1 PO and 3 men.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned on board.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fog and mist early and late in day, noon temperature 66F]


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13 July 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

8.15am: Two wireless ratings to HMS Leviathan for examination for higher rating.

9.0am: Hands cleaning and painting ship as requisite.

10.15am: Vice Admiral Browning visited ship for Inspection.

10.45am: Vice Admiral left ship.

11.20am: Two wireless ratings returned from flagship.

1.15pm: Hands employed working cable and as requisite.

10.0pm: Libertymen returned off leave.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on board.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fog then mist from noon onwards]


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14 July 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

am: Saturday routine.

Leave for Starboard Watch from 1pm till 10.0pm. Boys till 7.0pm.

1.20pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

6.30pm: Chief Gunner and 1 Chief ERA joined ship for passage.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol and Liberty boys returned aboard.

8.0pm: HMS "Isis" proceeded out of harbour.

Midnight: Vessel well secured.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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15 July 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

9.0am: Divine Service for C of E [Church of England] and RCs [Roman Catholics].

9.30am: Landed 26 Church party for service in Dockyard church.

Noon: Church Party returned.

Leave to watch from 1pm till 10pm. Petty Officers 10.30.

7.0pm: Landed Patrol. Boys returned off leave.

10.0pm: Patrol returned and Liberty men.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Noon temperature 74F]


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16 July 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

7.0am: Hands employed scraping and painting ship.

9.0am: Hands employed blacking down aloft, drawing stores, painting and instructional classes to instructions.

1.20pm: Hands employed drawing stores etc as requisite.

4.30pm: Parties from HMS Leviathan and HMS Niobe on board.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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17 July 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

9.0am: Boats Crews exercised, boat pulling.

9.30am: Hands employed scraping and painting ship as requisite.

4.0pm: Hands to tea, gave leave to watch from 5pm till 10pm.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned off leave.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Temperature peaked at 82F at 4pm]


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18 July 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

am: Three scrapers lost overboard by accident.

1.20pm: Hands employed scraping and painting ship as requisite.

1.30pm: Leave to Port Watch of Boys till 7pm.

5.0pm: Landed Libertymen.

7.0pm: Landed patrol, Boys returned off leave.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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19 July 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

6.30am: Routine.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship.

Noon: Read Warrant No 34.

4.0pm: Leave to Watch till 10pm. Petty Officers 10.30.

7.0pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Libertymen returned.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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20 July 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

7.0am: Hands employed breasting ship off jetty.

7.20am: Finished breasting off.

8.15am: Diving Party commenced working alongside.

9.30am: Hands employed painting as requisite.

11.0am: 1 Prisoner on board to take passage.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and First Part of Port watch until 10.00pm.

2.0pm: 1 ERA received on board from Hospital for passage.

4.30pm: Diving party recovered 11 boxes of ammunition. Vessel hauled close alongside.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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21 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 44.5, Long -63.0

6.30am: Hands fall in and prepare for sea.

7.5am: Cast off.

7.15am: Cleared Dockhead. 7.25am: Parted company with the Fleet.

7.54am: Passed bell buoy. 8.10am: Set course S16W.

8.17am: Altered course S1E. Passed Lichfield Buoy.

[Sounding regularly from 9am to 11.50am and from noon to 4pm]

10.3am: Automatic whistle abaft beam, altered course E.

11.30pm: All guns cleared away, control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 38 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Mist and fog for most of day, rain, thunder and lightning in late evening, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 59F]


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22 July 1917

At Sydney, Cape Breton [Nova Scotia]

Lat 46.1, Long -60.2

2.53am: Scatari [Scatarie] Light N67W(T).

4.38am: Scatari S54W(T) x Flint Island N80W(T).

7.4am: Housed log 50.6, altered course as requisite for entering harbour.

7.10am: Passed Boom. “Manoeuvering”. Helm and engines as requisite.

8.0am: All guns and mines secured.

8.21am: Dropped anchor in 9.5 fathoms, 3 shackles out.

8.28am: Finished with helm and engines. Pier bearing S49W magnetic from anchorage. Battery Point S31E magnetic.

10.0am: Divisions, Divine Service. Service for RCs [Roman Catholics].

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 10pm. Boys 7pm.

7.0pm: Boys returned off leave.

10.0pm: Libertymen returned onboard. Anchor bearings checked and found correct.

Midnight: 9 fathoms of water fore and aft.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Rain and mist in am, showers then fog in pm, temperature peaked at 67F at 4pm]


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23 July 1917

At Sydney, Cape Breton

Lat 46.1, Long -60.2

9.30am: Abandon ship, exercised pulling and sailing.

11.30am: Boats returned.

pm: [Anchor bearings] Battery Point S27E, Pier S10W.

1.15pm: Hands employed hoisting boats and as requisite.

Leave to Port Watch from 1.30 until 10.00pm. Boys 1.30 till 7.0pm.

6.0pm: 5 Ratings joined ship for passage.

10.0pm: Libertymen returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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24 July 1917

At Sydney, Cape Breton

Lat 46.1, Long -60.2

6.30am: Abandon Ship for Exercise.

7.20am: Boats returned to Ship.

9.0am: Hands to Bathe Port side.

9.40am: Hands employed hoisting boats and as requisite.

4.0pm: Leave to Starboard watch from 4.30 till 10pm.

5.30pm: SS "Prince George" (Yarmouth NS) came in.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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25 July 1917

At Sydney, Cape Breton

Lat 46.1, Long -60.2

5.45am: HMS Margaret came in.

8.0am: Vessel swung to the flood.

9.0am: Hands employed scraping and Painting ship.

11.0am: RNVRs away boat pulling.

Leave from 4.30 till 10pm. Boys 1.30 until 7pm.

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

5.0pm: Leave to the Watch till 10pm.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Misty early and late in day, temperature peaked at 72F at 4pm]


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26 July 1917

At Sydney, Cape Breton

Lat 46.1, Long -60.2

6.15am: HMS Canada left.

1.20pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 11.0pm.

[Anchor Bearings, magnetic: Battery Point S20E, Amelia Point S86W, Keating Point N4E, Ship’s Head NW by Compass]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Temperature 83F at 4pm]


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27 July 1917

At Sydney, Cape Breton

Lat 46.1, Long -60.2

9.30am: Captain received masters of Transports onboard.

10.30am: 9 RNVR Signal ratings discharged to transports.

Leave to Port Watch from 1 till 11.0pm.

pm: Starboard Watch employed as requisite. Tested steering gear. Found Correct.

7.0pm: Signal ratings left for shore depot.

11.0pm: Liberty men returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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28 July 1917

Lat 46.4, Long -59.8

2.30am: All liberty returned on board.

5.30am: Hands employed securing boats for sea.

7.0am: Lieutenant Appelbe and 2 Signalmen left ship for Transport Duties.

9.15am: Weighed Port anchor. Engines and helm as requisite for leaving harbour.

9.47am: Passed Boom. Engines to half speed ahead.

10.33am: Passed Automatic Buoy and shaped course N27E.

11.44am: Mines brought to ready. Control tested.

11.52am: Mines put to safe.

2.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

11.15pm: Advanced clocks 5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Rain in early am, temperature peaked at 69F at 4pm, sea temperature 56F]


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29 July 1917

Lat 45.8, Long -55.9

2.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

3.0am: Advanced clocks 6 minutes. Increased to 40 [revs].

9.0am: Sunday Routine.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Service to RCs.

11.0pm: Advanced Clocks 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 173 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Noon temperature 71F, sea temperature 57F]


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30 July 1917

Lat 45.5, Long -51.5

3.0am: Clocks advanced 9 minutes.

4.58pm: Commenced zigzag 10 degrees and 30 degrees, log 68.

5.58pm: Stopped zigzag, log 75.8.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 191 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Log notes routine matters and changes in speed and course, weather unremarkable, noon temperature 70F, sea temperature 56F]


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31 July 1917

Lat 46.5, Long -47.0

1.10am: Streamed fog buoy.

2.0am: Advanced to 45 [revs], log 44.4. All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

3.0am: Clocks advanced 10 minutes.

1.30pm: Housed log 37. Engines and helm various. Housed fog buoy.

2.25pm: Closed WTD [watertight doors].

4.0pm: Fog buoy streamed.

6.40pm: Switched on stern and Toplight. All guns cleared away, crews exercise, etc.

7.40pm: Darkened ship.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 197 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Foggy all day, noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 49F]



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917


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[Cover of Copy of Log for August 1917, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 August 1917

Lat 47.7, Long -42.8

2.30am: Lights dimmed and increased to 43 [revs], log 40.7.

3.0am: Clocks advanced 8 minutes.

8.8am: Opened WTD [watertight doors].

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Housed fog buoy.

10.33am: Commenced zigzag 10 degrees and 30 degrees, log 2.9. All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

0.33pm: Stopped zigzag, log 18.7.

5.30pm: Advance to 43, log 60.3. Lost by accident overboard Flag pattern No 202.

6.45pm: Darkened ship, switched on top and stern lights. All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 9 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 194 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fog, thick at times, until 8am]


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2 August 1917

Lat 48.3, Long -38.4

9.0am: Officers and mens classes to instructions. Remainder hands scraping and painting.

8.0pm: Used Stern Lights.

11.0pm: Clock advanced 9 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 186 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind force 4 to 5 for most of day, noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 59F]


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3 August 1917

Lat 48.6, Long -34.2

3.0am: Reduced to 43 [revs], log 9.5. Clocks advanced 9 minutes.

3.50am: Switched off Top and Stern Light.

6.30am: Sighted steamer going west (2 funnels, 4 masts). All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

1.20pm: Boys to Instructions. Watch employed scraping and painting.

4.15pm: Sighted ship, Challenged, answer HMS Columbella.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 9 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 207 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Barometric pressure relatively high and rising, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 56F]


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4 August 1917

Lat 48.9, Long -29.1

3.0am: Advanced clocks 9 minutes.

3.50am: Switched off Stern Light.

9.51am: Altered course S76E, increased to 50 [revs], log 79. 1 Mouth-Whistle lost overboard by accident.1

10.0am: Commenced Manoeuvering, helm and engines as requisite.

10.6am: Boarding boat left ship with correspondence for SS Prince George.

10.24am: Boat returned and hoisted.

11.0am: Resumed Course S66E, zigzag 10 degrees and 30 degrees, log 86.8.

7.51pm: Stopped zigzag log 62.8. Switched on Stern Light.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 205 miles. By Convoy N85E 194 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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5 August 1917

Lat 49.1, Long -24.1

3.0am: Clocks advanced 10 minutes.

4.45am: Commenced zigzag, log 34.1, 10 degrees and 30 degrees zigzag.

3.13pm: Increased to 44 [revs]. Straight course, S68E, log 18.8.

3.50pm: Streamed fog buoy.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 10 minutes.

11.30pm: Altered course S77E, log 99, to clear steamship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 195 miles. Made by Convoy N87E 196 miles]

[Fog and mist from 3pm onwards, noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 59F]


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6 August 1917

Lat 49.1, Long -19.1

1.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

3.0am: Clocks advanced 10 minutes.

4.38am: Housed Fog Buoy and commenced zigzag 10 degrees and 30 degrees, log 26.

8.50am: Mines brought to the ready.

9.0am: Passed deck of sailing ship [Lat] 49 6 N, [Long] 19 42 W. Officers and Boys to instructions. Hands employed Painting Ship.

6.38pm: Challenged USA Flotilla. Reply correct.

7.39pm: Advance to 48, log 47.5. Used stern light (dimmed).

8.50pm: Switched off stern light.

10.0pm: Commenced zigzag 50 degrees Type IV, log 67. Advanced to 64 [revs].

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 193 miles, By Convoy N89E 197 miles]


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7 August 1917

Lat 49.1, Long -14.4

1.0am: Zigzag 50 degrees. All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

3.0am: Advanced Clocks 15 minutes.

9.54pm: Housed log 35.6, disconnected electric gear.

10.9pm: Streamed log 35.6.

11.0pm: Advanced Clocks 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various, Made by Convoy 188 miles]

[Noon temperature 71F, sea temperature 63F]


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8 August 1917

Lat 49.5, Long -9.3

5.35am: Sighted steamer.

7.0am: Spoke tug "Flying Form" flying white ensign.

7.56am: Centre Course. Stopped zigzag, log 49.2.

8.6pm: Resumed zigzag, log 51.3.

pm: Lost overboard by accident Flag Pattern 261.

10.3pm: Bishops Light N42E(T).

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 15 minutes.

11.3pm: Bishops Light N18E(T) 15.5 miles. All guns cleared away, etc.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 287 miles, By Convoy N83E 198 miles]

[Noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 62F]


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9 August 1917

At Sea and Devonport [it is somewhat surprising that this location is named, rather than being “base”]

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

3.0am: Clocks advanced 15 minutes.

4.30am: Altered course S79E, zigzag 50 degrees, log 14. Lizard Light N38E.

6.20am: Met Destroyer Flotilla.

6.30am: Clocks put on 6 minutes to GMT, altered course N63E, zigzag 2 points, log 40.9.

6.50am: Work up for full speed. All guns cleared away etc.

9.0am: Altered course N70E, zigzag 35 degrees, log 74.7. Hands employed preparing ship for harbour as requisite.

9.18am: Eddystone Light House W(T) 1 mile.

9.56am: Passed Breakwater. Engines and helm as requisite.

10.12am: Let go Starboard anchor.

10.20am: King’s Harbour Master came on board.

10.27am: Weighed starboard anchor, engines and helm as requisite for proceeding up harbour.

11.18am: Made fast to Buoy No 6.

11.35am: King’s Harbour Master and Captain left ship.

Noon: Clocks advanced 1 hour to BST [British Summer Time].

2.15pm: Hands employed turning in boats (etc) as requisite.

2.30pm: 1 Chief Gunner and 2 Ratings discharged to Hospital.

3.30pm: 3 Ratings discharged to Depot, Devonport.

4.0pm: Hands mustered by ledger for payment. Ordinary Seaman Giles discharged to RN Hospital. 1 Leading Stoker and 2 Marines discharged to respective depots.

[Coal remaining 1598 tons]


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10 August 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.15am: Party of Marines brought mail on board.

5.0pm: Tested steering gear.

6.0pm: Slipped buoy, engines and helm as requisite.

6.40pm: Made fast alongside No 6 Jetty.

9.0pm: 1 Prisoner discharged to RN Prison Hospital.


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11 August 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

6.0am: Stevedores boarded.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning and clearing hatches and as requisite.

8.30am: Started discharging cargo. Hands employed painting masts and yards and as requisite.

10.30am: Two Cases 6” Cordite returned for heat test.

4.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch till Friday Noon 17th.

5.0pm: Leave to First Part of Starboard till 6.45am.


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12 August 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

Noon: Gave leave to Second Part from 1pm till 6.45am.

7.0pm: Boys returned off leave.

11.30pm: 4 ratings rejoined ship from HMS Eagle.


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13 August 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

6.45am: Part of Watch returned off night leave.

7.0am: Hands employed getting in stores.

8.0am: Breakfast. Captain proceeded on leave.

8.30am: RNB Stoker party arrived on board.

10.0am: Sent small boarding boat to Dockyard for repairs.

1.20am: Hands employed drawing stores etc as requisite.

3.30pm: RNB Party of Stokers left for Barracks.

4.0pm: Gave leave to First Part till 6.45am.


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14 August 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.0am: RNB Stoker Party arrived on board from Depot.

1.20pm: Hands employed drawing Gunner’s Stores.

1.30pm: Leave for Boys till 7pm.

2.0pm: Hands employed rigging coaling stages.

3.30pm: RNB Stoker Party left ship

5.0pm: Leave for Second Part of Starboard Watch till 6.45am.

7.0pm: Boys returned off leave.


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16 August 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.0am: Breakfast. Working Party of Stokers arrived on board from Depot.

am: Hands employed about stores. Marines Party to Marine Barracks drawing summer clothing. Gunner’s Party drawing stores.

2.40pm: Barrack working party left ship.

4.0pm: Gave leave to First Part of watch till 6.45am. Boys till 8pm.


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16 August 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.0am: Hands employed drawing stores etc.

8.30am: Barrack working Party arrived on board.

9.0am: Hands employed getting up cordite etc as requisite.

10.30am: 2 ratings joined ship from Chatham Depot.

1.20pm: Hands employed stowing ammunition.

3.0pm: Hands employed getting in Provisions, Stores, etc.

5.0pm: Leave to Part of Starboard Watch till Midnight.

Midnight: Liberty men returned off leave.


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17 August 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.0am: Hands to Breakfast and clean into Working rig.

8.15am: Coaling Party from Depot.

9.0am: Started coaling from lighters, Starboard side.

11.35am: Cooks. 11.45am: Dinner.

Noon: Port Watch returned off long leave.

1.0pm: Singled up. Tugs made fast.

1.20pm: Cast off, towed to Buoy.

2.0pm: Made fast to No 8 Buoy. Two coal lighters came alongside.

4.30pm: Resumed Coaling.

6.0pm: Working Party returned to Depot.

9.0pm: Captain returned on board.

10.0pm: Finished Coaling for night.

10.30pm: 2 Signal Ratings joined ship for passage.

Midnight: 5 Coaling Lighters secured to ship.


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18 August 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

4.0am: Coal lighters well secured.

8.30am: Coaling Parties came on board.

8.45am: Started coaling.

9.40am: 20 Signal Ratings joined ship for passage.

10.30am: 2 Seamen discharged to RN Hospital Chatham.

10.35am: 1 Boy discharged to RN Hospital Devonport.

0.55pm: Working Parties left ship.

1.20pm: Hands resumed Coaling.

1.30pm: Party proceeded ashore for Clean linen.

2.20pm: Party returned with clean linen.

3.50pm: Captain returned off Duty.

6.0pm: Leave to watch keepers till 10.30pm.

8.0pm: Completed with Coal.

9.15pm: Coal lighters left ship.

10.45pm: Libertymen returned.

[Coal remaining 1472, Received 825 tons]


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19 August 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and First Part of Port until 10.30pm. Leave to Boys till 8pm.

3.0pm: 5 Greasers joined ship.

4.0pm: 3 Signal ratings left ship to join Transports.

10.30pm: Libertymen returned off leave.

[Coal remaining 2285 tons]

[Noon temperature 68F]


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20 August 1917

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

pm: Draught when leaving Forward 21’ 6”, Aft 25’ 10”.

1.0pm: Pilot boarded.

1.15pm: Clocks put back to GMT,

1.20pm: Slipped buoy and proceeded, 1 tug in attendance, engines and helm as requisite.

1.43pm: Passed first boom defence. All guns cleared away and manned, control tested.

2.20pm: Discharged Pilot to tug.

2.30pm: Passed Western Arm of Breakwater. 2.34pm: Set course S39W.

2.45pm: Streamed log and altered course S13W. 2.50pm: Engines to 47. Depth Mines cleared away.

3.40pm: Eddystone Light House Abeam, 3.1 miles, log 7.7.

6.10pm: Mines placed to safe.

7.40pm: Switched on Stern Lights.

10.42pm: Wolf N47W(T) x Lizard’s N16E(T).

11.0pm: Clocks put back 18 minutes.


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21 August 1917

Lat 48.8, Long -8.2

1.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

2.0am GMT: Bishop Rock abeam, log 98.

3.0am: Clocks put back 17 minutes.

3.25am: Commenced zigzag, log 16.4 and altered course S61W.

4.30am: Mines brought to the ready, altered course S81W, log 26.4.

8.30pm: Mines placed to safe.

11.0pm: Put Clocks back 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 203 miles]

[Barometric pressure falling all day, Southerly wind force 6 or 7 from 6pm with heavy rain later on, sea state rough to very rough in evening]


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22 August 1917

Lat 47.8, Long -11.8

11.0pm: Clocks put back 12 minutes. A and B Groups covered and secured.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 175 miles]

[Apart from this log just records routine matters and changes in speed and course while heading across North Atlantic. Wind force 3 or 4 during middle of day, squally with rain, force 5 or 6 during late evening, sea rough at times, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 61F]


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23 August 1917

Lat 46.9, Long -17.6

1.0am: A and B Groups covered and secured, all other guns cleared away.

3.0am: Clocks put back 11 minutes.

6.0am: Commenced zigzag 30 degrees, log 50.4. Mines made ready.

0.20pm: A and B2 guns cleared away.

3.0pm: A1 and B1 secured, remainder cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

5.0pm: Altered course N75W, log 13, zigzag 30 [degrees]. Evening Quarters. Tested Alarm bells.

6.0pm: AII and BII Cleared away.

7.0pm: Darkened ship, tested searchlights. A1 and B1 secured, all other guns cleared away.

8.0pm: Straight Course N75W, log 57.1.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 273 miles]

[NW wind force 4 to 7 until late evening]


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24 August 1917

Lat 45.9, Long -25.1

3.0am: Clocks put back 15 minutes.

4.0am: Commenced zigzag 23 degrees, log 79.4.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 354 miles]

[Apart from this log records routine matters and positions, weather rather quieter, barometric pressure relatively high, noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 61F]


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25 August 1917

Lat 44.6, Long -32.4

[Nothing much happening today - all log entries shown here as an example:]

1.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

3.0am: Clocks put back 14 minutes.

5.30am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

6.30am: Routine.

7.0am: Hands cleaning ship and as requisite, altered course N78W, zigzag 23 degrees, log 73.1,

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Saturday Routine.

9.7am: Extended Starboard Leg 1 degree, log 02.5.

10.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

3.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

4.46pm: Lat 44 21 N, Long 33 49 W.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters. Tested alarm bells.

6.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

7.15pm: Darkened ship and tested searchlights.

7.46pm: Lat [star] 44 4 N.

8.15pm: Reduced to 72 [revs] log 63.

9.0pm: Altered course N80W, log 72.8. Straight Course.

10.0pm: All guns cleared away, control tested.

11.0pm: Put clocks back 14 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 351 miles]

[Barometric pressure still relatively high, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 64F]


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26 August 1917

Lat 43.0, Long -39.8

3.0am: Put clocks back 14 minutes.

11.0pm: Put clocks back 13 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various] [No distance given]

[Fog and mist during am, barometric pressure still consistently high, noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 70F]


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27 August 1917

Lat 40.7, Long -46.5

3.0am: Clocks put back 13 minutes.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 13 minutes.

11.40pm: Altered course N24W, log 98.5 to clear sailing vessel. 11.47pm: Resumed course N47W, log 200.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 342 miles]

[Still progressing across the Atlantic, temperature peaked at 80F at 4pm, sea temperature 75F]


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28 August 1917

Lat 40.7, Long -53.0

3.0am: Clocks put back 13 minutes.

8.0am: Altered course N50W, log 74.2, zigzag 23 degrees.

6.10pm: Sighted Man-of-War bearing West. Challenged. Reply Allies.

7.0pm: Steady Course N49W, log 67.5.

7.30pm: All guns cleared away etc, night sights tested.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 14 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 338 miles]


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29 August 1917

Lat 42.0, Long -59.9

3.0am: Clocks put back 13 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 344 miles]

[Apart from this log just records routine matters as Almanzora continues towards Halifax in unremarkable weather, barometric pressure consistently high, noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 73F]


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30 August 1917

At Sea and Halifax [Nova Scotia]

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

3.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

5.20am: Altered course S60W and stopped zigzag, log 47.3.

5.37am: Passed Automatic Buoy and altered course N19W, log 55.8.

6.45am: Pilot boarded. Engines full speed.

6.57am: Passed First boom defence, engines and helm as requisite.

7.0am: Entered dock. 7.30am: Secured alongside.

[Draught: Forward 19’ 6”, Aft 23’ 9”]

10.0am: Captain left ship on duty.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.15pm: Captain returned off duty.

1.30pm: Leave for Starboard Watch and First Part of Port till 10pm. Boys till 7pm.

10.0pm: Libertymen returned on board.

[Coal remaining 1403 tons]


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31 August 1917

At Halifax [Nova Scotia]

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship etc as requisite. Boys at Signal Instructions.

1pm: Leave to Port Watch and Second Part of Starboard till 10pm. Boys till 7.00pm.

6.0pm: 1 Chief Stoker joined ship.

7.0pm: Discharged 24 RNVR Signal ratings. Boys returned off leave.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917


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[Cover of Copy of Log for September 1917 signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 September 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Duty Boats to clean and breakfast.

1.0pm: Leave to Watch and Part till 10pm. Boys 7pm. Hands make and mend clothes.

10.0pm: Liberty-men returned on board.


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2 September 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

9.0am: Officers and Men attended Divine Service.

1.0pm: Church Party returned.

1.30pm: Leave to Port Watch and Second Part of Starboard till 10.0pm. Boys 7pm.

7.0pm: Boys returned off leave.

10.0pm: Liberty-men returned onboard.


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3 September 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

9.0am: Hands employed securing boats, cleaning ship and as requisite.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and Second Port till 10pm. Boys till 9pm.

10.0pm: Liberty-men returned off leave.


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4 September 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

9.30am: 1 Fireman, 1 Seaman and 1 RMLI joined ship for passage.

10.30am: Captain of Convoy boarded to attend conference.

1.0pm: Captain of Convoy left ship. Leave to Port and Part Starboard watch till 10pm. Leave to Boys till 7pm.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

3.30pm: 1 Seaman from hospital joined ship to take passage.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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5 September 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

9.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

11.0am: 6 Ratings and 1 Officer left ship for Transports. 55 Ratings joined ship for passage.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

4.45pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

5.46pm: Slipped from Jetty, Engines and helm as requisite for leaving harbour.

5.53pm: Clear of Dock. 6.10pm: Passed Boom Defence.

6.46pm: Passed Automatic Buoy. 6.47pm: Streamed log 60.1.

7.47pm: Passed outer Automatic Buoy, log 169.7.

10.0pm: Advanced to 54 [revs]. All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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6 September 1917

Lat 43.4, Long -59.9

5.10am: Switched off Top and Stern lights.

11.0am: Clocks advanced 2 minutes.

7.10pm: Switched on Top and Stern Light. All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 184 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Barometric pressure relatively high and steady, noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 65F]


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7 September 1917

Lat 44.5, Long -54.1

3.0am: Advanced Clocks 12 minutes.

2.0pm: A1 and B1 Covered and Secured, all other guns cleared away and control tested.

9.30pm: A and B groups covered and secured, remainder cleared away and crews exercised.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 11 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made N74.75E 261 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Barometric pressure falling during day, rain from 11am onwards, wind increasing in pm, force 7 from 5pm onwards, from South, sea state rough in pm, noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 62F]


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8 September 1917

Lat 46.4, Long -48.1

3.0am: Clocks advanced 11 minutes.

6.45am: Streamed fog buoy. A1 and B1 secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

7.20am: Housed fog buoy. Increased to 62 [revs].

8.42am: Altered course E, log 89.2 to clear French Barquentine.

8.53am: Resumed course S83E, log 91.1. Saturday routine.

10.0am: Advanced to 62, log 03.8. All guns cleared away etc.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 13 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N64.75E 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Wind and sea reducing during am, rain (heavy at times) from 7am until noon, when temperature 58F, sea temperature 54F]


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9 September 1917

Lat 48.3, Long -42.1

3.0am: Clocks advanced 14 minutes.

7.0pm: Advanced to 70 [revs]. Switched on Stern Light.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 13 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made N64.75E 268 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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10 September 1917

Lat 49.7, Long -36.1

3.0am: Clocks advanced 13 minutes.

5.15am: Switched off Stern Light.

11.0am: Commenced zigzag 20 degrees, log 75.4 first hour.

Noon: Zigzag second hour.

1.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 98.7.

4.0pm: Resumed zigzag 20 degrees, log 38.6.

6.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 59.1.

6.35pm: Reduce to 62 [revs]. Switched on Stern Light.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made N73.5E 290 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Barometric pressure relatively high and rising, noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 58F]


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11 September 1917

Lat 49.8, Long -27.7

[Nothing of particular note in log but all entries shown here as an example:]

3.0am: Clocks advanced 16 minutes. All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

5.14am: Lat [star] 49 59 N, Long [moon] 29 41.5 W.

5.30am: Altered course S51E, log 88.6.

6.0am: Commenced zigzag 20 degrees, log 94.4. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested,

7.33am: Advanced to 64 [revs], log 12.2.

7.35am: Lat 49 55 N, Long [sun] 25 58 W.

8.28am: Reduced to 62.

9.0am: Officers and Mens training classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands as requisite.

9.39am: Advanced to 64.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers.

10.14am: Housed patent log for Inspection 43.1.

10.15am: Training classes and Hands resume work and instructions.

10.25am: Streamed patent log.

11.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

0.30pm: Altered course S48E, log 68.3, zigzag 20 degrees.

1.20pm: Boys to Instructions. Spare hands of Watch employed painting.

3.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters and tested Alarm bells.

5.3pm: Lat 69 34 N, Long 26 17 W.

5.10pm to 5.30pm: Exercised Physical Drill.

6.0pm: Altered course S47E, log 32.7.

7.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 44.2. All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

10.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 14 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made N88.5E 286 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Barometric pressure consistently high, up to 30.59 over 65 in late evening]


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12 September 1917

Lat 48.6, Long -20.9

2.0am: Advanced Clocks 14 minutes.

5.0am: Commenced zigzag 20 degrees, log 57.5.

1.5pm: Mines at the ready.

1.20pm: Boys to Instructions, Spare hands of Watch employed painting and as requisite.

7.0pm: Straight course S43E, log 21.9. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

7.40pm: Closed WTD [watertight doors].

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made S74.75E 275 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Barometric pressure still high, up to 30.64 over 64 at 10 and 11am, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 60F]


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13 September 1917

Lat 48.3, Long -14.8

2.0am: Clocks advanced 13 minutes.

5.0am: Commenced zigzag 20 degrees, log 32.8. Sighted Destroyer Flotilla.

7.30pm: Switched on Stern Light.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 268 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Mist and fog from 4pm onwards]


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14 September 1917

Lat 50.7, Long -8.8

3.0am: Altered course S76E, log 73.3. Clocks advanced 11 minutes 35 seconds.

[Sounding every 30 minutes from 3.0am to 9.30pm]

4.30am: Commenced zigzag 20 degrees, log 3.9.

6.33am: Advance to 64. Stopped zigzag.

8.0am: Mines placed at “Ready”.

3.13pm: SS “Appleleaf” bearing S63W(T) 5.5 miles.

6.30pm: Altered course N72E, zigzag 20 degrees, log 71.4.

8.0pm: Stopped zigzag. Steady course N72E, log 89.7.

10.50pm: Tuskar Light N25W(T).

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 15 minutes. All guns cleared away etc.

[Course and Distance made good: Made N58.5E 275 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Mist and fog through part of am]


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15 September 1917

Lat 53.4, Long -3.7 [estimated from information in log]

1.43am: Clocks advanced 17 minutes.

4.0am: Commenced zigzag 20 degrees. South Arklow buoy S83E(T). x North Arklow Light Vessel N35W(T).

6.0am: Kingstown Harbour entrance N61W(T). [Note - Kingstown is now Dun Laoghaire]

6.0am: Codling Light Vessel S88W(T). Advance to 66 and altered course N66E, zigzag 20 degrees, log 03.1. All guns cleared away, crews exercised etc.

8.34am: South Stack S6E(T) x Skerries S46E(T).

9.0am: Hands preparing ship for harbour.

11.6am: Great Ormes Head S(T) 3.75 miles.

0.31pm: Passed Bar Light Vessel. Engines and helm as requisite.

0.48pm: Passed Formby Light Vessel. Stop engines, Pilot came on board. Half speed ahead.

2.2pm: Let go Starboard anchor 60 fathoms.

[Anchor bearings: Woodside Ferry S82W(T), Seacombe Ferry N37W(T)]

10.0pm: Shortened in cable.

10.13pm: Anchor away, engines and helm as requisite.

11.25pm: Entered Lock and secured.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 288 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Coal remaining 585 tons]


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16 September 1917

At Base [aka Liverpool/Birkenhead]

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0.45am: Left Alfred Dock and proceeded to West Float.

1.55am: Ship secured alongside West Float.

Noon: Leave to Part of Watch till 7am. Boys 7pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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17 September 1917

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed preparing to discharge cargo etc.

10.0am: 1 Chief Stoker and 1 AB discharged to Stonehaven Hospital.

2.0pm: 1 Steward left ship for HMS Eagle.

5.0pm: Sub Lieutenant Thompson left ship.


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18 September 1917

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands employed getting ammunition up and empties, and as requisite.

Noon: Leave to First Part of Watch from 1pm till 7am.


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19 September 1917

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Noon: Leave for Second part of Port from 1pm till 7am.

1.0pm: Leave for Boys till 7pm.

1.30pm: Hands employed embarking stores and ammunition.

6.0pm: Depth Charge pistols tested and found correct.


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20 September 1917

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

am: Hands employed getting in stores and as requisite.

5.0pm: Leave to Part of Watch.


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21 September 1917

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: 1 AB joined ship from RN Depot.

pm: Hands employed drawing stores and as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to Second Part of Port Watch till 7am. Leave for Boys 5pm till 7pm.

7.0pm: 4 Trimmers joined ship from HMS Eagle.


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22 September 1917

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: 4 Ordinary Seamen RNVR joined from Chatham Depot.

10.0am: Hands employed drawing stores and as requisite.

1.0pm: Leave to Part of Watch from 1pm till 7am. Boys from 1pm till 7pm.


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23 September 1917

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands employed preparing church and cleaning ship.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers.

Noon: Leave to Part of Watch till 7am.

1.0pm: Boys leave 7pm.


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24 September 1917

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed breasting off ship for coal lighters to come alongside.

9.30am: Commenced coaling.

am: Sling of cargo dropped by accident bursting No. 28 tank top. 130 tons water pumped overboard in order to repair same.

4.0pm: Leave for Watch and part of Watch till 7am. Boys 7pm.

9.0pm: Finished Coaling for the night.


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25 September 1917

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Started Coaling.

10.0am: 19 Ratings joined for passage.

Leave to Starboard Watch from 1pm till 7am. Boys 7pm.

pm: Hands employed with stores etc as requisite.

Leave to Second Part of Port Watch from 5pm till 7am.


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26 September 1917

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.50am: Hands employed breasting ship off.

9.0am: Hands employed with stores and as requisite.

Leave to Port Watch from 1pm till 7am. Boys 1pm till 7pm.

4.0pm: Leave for Second Part Starboard Watch till 7am.

6.0pm: Part of Watch employed breasting off ship for Coal lighters to come alongside.


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27 September 1917

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning and preparing ship for sea.

1.0pm: Leave for Starboard Watch till 11pm.

1.20pm: Hands employed replacing ammunition.

3.30pm: Hands to tea. Finished Coaling.

4.0pm: Hands employed breasting ship to jetty.

4.30pm: Hands finished securing ship.

11.0pm: Libertymen returned off leave.

[Coal Received 2906 tons 13 cwt, Total remaining 3347 tons 13 cwt]


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28 September 1917

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Hands employed moving ship off jetty.

8.50am: Secured ship.

Noon: Leave for Port Watch till 4pm Oct 1st.

4.0pm: Leave to First Part of Starboard Watch from 5pm till 7am.

[So it looks as if Almanzora isn’t going to sea yet, despite preparing to do so the previous day]


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29 September 1917

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed breasting ship off jetty.

7.40am: Ship secured.

Noon: Leave to Second Part Starboard Watch from 1pm till 7am.

1.0pm: Leave for Boys till 7pm.

1.30pm: First Part of watch employed breasting ship off.

3.0pm: Hands finished moving ship.


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30 September 1917

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning up decks. Libertymen returned off leave.

8.0am: Hands to clean. Sunday Routine.

Noon: Leave to First Part Starboard from 1pm till 7am.

1.0pm: Leave to Boys till 7pm. Landed Libertymen.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917


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[Cover of Copy of Log for October 1917 signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Blank page]

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[Page not filled in]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 October 1917

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.7

7.15am: Breasting ship off Jetty for Lighters to come alongside.

9.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

11.30am: Hands employed securing ship.

Noon: Finished securing ship. Hands to Dinner.

1.20pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Port Watch returned off long leave.

Leave for First Part of Starboard Watch from 5pm till midnight.

Midnight: Part Watch returned off leave.


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2 October 1917

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands preparing ship for sea.

8.15am: Pilot arrived onboard.

8.20am: 4 Tugs in attendance. 8.25am: Cast off from Jetty.

10.0am: Made fast in Alfred Lock.

10.45am: Proceeded out of Lock Gates.

11.0am: Tugs cast off.

11.14am: Let go Port anchor 60 fathoms.

11.30am: Finished with Helm and Engines. Captain went ashore on duty.

[Draught on Leaving: Forward 24’ 3”, Aft 25’ 4”]

2.0pm: Shifted Anchorage.

2.50pm: Let go both anchors, 60 fathoms Port, 45 Starboard.

5.40pm: Captain returned on board.

5.50pm: Darkened ship.

6.50pm: Weighed Starboard anchor.

7.45pm: Ship swung to flood tide. Anchor bearings correct.

8.35pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded out of harbour. Engines and Helm as requisite.

9.55pm: Passed Formby Light Vessel.

10.3pm: Discharged Pilot.

10.34pm: Passed Bar Light Vessel. Set course S83W. 10.36pm: Streamed patent log.

11.8pm: Increased to 65 [revs]. All guns cleared away and secured, controls tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 3 miles]

[Misty on and off all day, noon temperature 62F]


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3 October 1917

Lat 51.4, Long -7.0 [estimated from 8am and 8pm positions as noon position not given]

0.32am: Altered course N59W, log 23.2, Great Ormes Head S(T) 3 miles.

2.0am: Reduced to 72 [revs], log 43.8. Clocks put back 15 minutes. Skerries S(T) 3.5 miles, altered course N80W, log 47.

3.30am: Advance to 76, altered course S29W and commenced zigzag 20 degrees, log 68.3.

11.2am: Bishops N88E(T) x Smalls S61E(T).

11.30am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

4.0pm: Stopped zigzag. Evening Quarters and Abandon Ship stations.

4.39pm: Altered course S85W, log 57.4. A and B Groups secured and mines brought to safe.

10.37pm: Reduced to 70. A and B Groups secured, mines at safe. X and Y Cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 14 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various] [No distance given]

[Misty for part of pm with showers later, Westerly wind force 6 to 7 all pm, with sea state rough, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 57F]


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4 October 1917

Lat 49.2, Long -12.6

2.0am: Clocks put back 14 minutes.

3.0am: A and B Groups secured, all other guns cleared away, control tested.

11.36am: Housed log 17.8. Changed rotator and governor [? last word indistinct].

11.46am: Streamed log.

2.0pm: Commenced zigzag 20 degrees, log 45.5.

3.0pm: A and B Groups secured, X and Y and 6 pounders cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

10.0pm: A Group secured, remainder cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 306 miles]

[Winds from N and W, force 6 or 7 for much of day, force 5 in evening, sea state rough to very rough for much of the time, barometric pressure rising rapidly in pm, noon temperature 60F, sea temperature 59F]


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5 October 1917

Lat 48.1, Long -20.2

2.0am: Clocks put back 13 minutes.

3.2am: Altered course N58W, zigzag 20 degrees, log 32. A1 and B1 secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

6.0am: A Group secured, all other guns cleared away.

9.0am: Cleared away A1 and B1, controls tested.

2.0pm and 6.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

7.0pm: Stopped zigzag. Steady Course N87W, log 61.6.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 17 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 339 miles]

[Wind force 4 or 5 all day, barometric pressure consistently high, peaking at 30.66 over 62 at 9 and 10pm]


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6 October 1917

Lat 48.6, Long -28.7

2.0am: Clocks put back 18 minutes.

3.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

3.45am: A1 and B1 Secured.

11.9am: Reduced to 76 [revs], log 02.2. A and B Groups secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

1.10pm: Patent log fouled fog buoy, log 30. Housed.

4.34pm: Streamed log 30.0.

7.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

7.55pm: Housed fog buoy.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 17 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made N84.75W 343 miles]

[Westerly wind force 5 to 6 in am, moderating later, rain during am, then mist, foggy from 1 to 7 pm, noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 58F]


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7 October 1917

Lat 48.6, Long -37.2

1.0am: All guns cleared away and manned, controls tested.

2.0am: Clocks put back 16 minutes.

am: 5” Coir hawser lost overboard by accident when towing fog-buoy.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Captain’s inspection and rounds, followed by Divine Service.

0.20pm: Streamed fog-buoy.

2.0pm: Lost with grass line, 1 fog-buoy.

4.20pm: Lat 48 29.5 N, Long [sun] 38 37 W. Housed fog-buoy.

6.0pm: Streamed fog-buoy.

8.0pm: Housed fog-buoy.

10.10pm: Streamed fog buoy.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 17 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made West 345 miles]

[Wind force 3 to 4 in am, Westerly force 5 to 7 in pm, barometric pressure high but falling, fog and mist from 10 am to 8pm, noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 58F]


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8 October 1917

Lat 47.8, Long -45.4

2.0am: Clocks put back 17 minutes.

5.0am: All guns trained and elevated to limits. Controls tested.

7.30am: Housed Fog-buoy.

5.1pm: Stopped engines, housed log 27.4. 5.2pm: Lowered Port Sea Boat to board SS Scandinavian.

5.3pm: Commenced manoeuvering.

5.28pm: Sea Boat returned with 4 Signal Ratings and hoisted.

5.29pm: Finished manoeuvering.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 16 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made S82W 331 miles]

[Rain on and off during early am, barometric pressure rising, noon temperature 54F, sea temperature 50F]


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9 October 1917

Lat 46.6, Long -53.6

2.0am: Clocks put back 16 minutes.

[Sounding every half hour from 4am to 10am]

7.50am: Observed land on Starboard Bow.

9.5am: Cape Bagle [?] N25W(T) x Cape Race N87W(T).

10.25am: Cape Race Light House N30W(T) 6.5 miles.

6.30pm: Collision mat fore and aft line carried away.

11.0pm: Clocks back 19minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made S77.75W 340 miles]

[Fog on and off from 5pm]


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10 October 1917

Lat 44.7, Long -61.9

2.0am: Clocks put back 19 minutes.

[Sounding every half hour from 5.30am to 3.0pm]

9.0am: Hands employed painting and cleaning ship. Officers and Mens classes to Instructions.

3.48pm: Passed outer Automatic buoy, altered course N18W, log 28.5.

4.34pm: Passed inside Automatic Buoy.

4.40pm: Engines and helm as requisite for entering harbour.

5.0pm: Passed Boom. 5.10pm: Passed inner Boom.

5.15pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor.

5.21pm: Let go port anchor.

5.30pm: Moored in “E” Berth, 60 fathoms on both. Officer of the Guard came alongside.

6.0pm: Captain went to Flagship on duty.

[Draught: Forward 20’ 4”, Aft 25’ 7”]

7.0pm: Captain Returned.

[Course and Distance made good: Made S73W 366 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Coal remaining 2430 tons]

[Heavy rain and fog on and off until 10am]


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11 October 1917

At Halifax [Nova Scotia]

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

7.0am: Hands employed turning in boats and as requisite.

9.0am: Hands employed painting and as requisite.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers.

10.10am: Hands resumed work as requisite.

1.0pm: Leave to Port Watch till 10pm. Boys till 8pm.

1.30pm: Remainder of Hands painting and cleaning ship.

7.0pm: Landed patrol 1 Petty Officer and 4 men.

10.0pm: Libertymen and Patrol boat returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Noon temperature 48F]


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12 October 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

10.55am: Tugs came alongside to take turns out of cable.

11.20am: Lieutenant Commander G from Flagship came on board to examine Range Takers.

Noon: Tugs finished turning ship.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard watch 1.00pm to 9.15pm. Boys till 5pm.

1.30pm: Hands employed drawing stores etc and as requisite.

9.50pm: Libertymen returned on board.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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13 October 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Saturday Routine.

11.0am: Captains of convoy attended conference.

1.0pm: Leave to Watch till 9.15pm. Boys till 5pm.

2.0pm: 9 signalmen left ship for duty with convoy. Captains of convoy left ship.

3.30pm: Hands employed drawing stores and as requisite.

5.0pm: 10 Signal Ratings left ship. 2 Ratings and 1 Officer joined ship for passage.

9.30pm: Liberty-men returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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14 October 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

7.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

7.15am: HMS Gloucestershire arrived and anchored.

10.30am: 3 Seamen Ratings and 2 Marines joined ship for passage.

10.40am: 1 Signal Rating discharged to SS “Karimala”.

2.0pm: Tested steering gear and telegraphs. Correct. Lieutenant Kitchener RMA [Royal Marine Artillery] and 1 Gunner RMA joined ship for passage.

3.40pm: Shortened in Cable.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded. Engines and helm as requisite.

4.15pm: Passed inner Boom Defences. 4.26pm: Passed outer Boom Defences.

5.7pm: Passed inner Automatic Buoy. 5.12pm: Set course S25E.

5.46pm: Altered course S65E. Passed outer Automatic Buoy.

5.55pm: Streamed log 35.2. Darkened ship.

7.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 10 minutes.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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15 October 1917

Lat 44.9, Long -58.3

2.0am: Clocks advanced 10 minutes.

8.0am: Commenced zigzag 20 degrees, log 4.2. Lat 44 35 N [Long] 59 38 W.

6.0pm: Altered course S73E, log 29.3. Stopped zigzag.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 14 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 233 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Log just records routine matters, positions and changes in speed and course, noon temperature 60F, sea temperature 54F]


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16 October 1917

Lat 45.9, Long -51.3 [estimated from positions at 8am and 8pm as noon position not given]

2.0am: Clocks advanced 14 minutes.

8.30pm: 1 Fog-buoy and line carried away, first while towing 222 fathoms of Coir rope, 2 swivels, 3, 2 tow shackles, 1 Rum Cask (buoy).

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: [Blank] ]

[Mist then fog from 4am to 7pm, then again at midnight]


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17 October 1917

Lat 48.2, Long -45.2

[Nothing really happening as Almanzora makes her way across the North Atlantic, presumably with a convoy. All log entries shown here as an example:]

2.0am: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

3.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

5.30am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

6.34am: Log 78.5, Housed for inspection. Streamed 6.47[am].

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.0am: Altered course N89E, log 98 - Streamed Fog-buoy.

9.0am: Log set at 11.5 and streamed.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Officers and Seamen and Boys at instructions. Housed Fog-buoy,

11.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

Noon: Altered course S89E, log 51.0.

1.11pm: Housed log for inspection. 1.14pm: Altered course S88E.

1.20pm: Boys at instruction, remainder of Watch employed as requisite.

1.21pm: Streamed log.

3.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

4.16pm: Position D Alt 48 41 N, Long 44 0.5 W.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters and tested Alarm bells.

5.10pm: Altered course S87E, log 16.8.

5.30pm: Darkened ship and tested searchlights.

5.42pm: Lat [star] 44 47.5 N, Long [star] 43 35 W.

6.30pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

10.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 14 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 295 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Mist and fog on and off in am, clearer in pm, noon temperature 54F, sea temperature 52F]


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18 October 1917

Lat 50.5, Long -38.5

2.0am: Clocks advanced 14 minutes.

9.0am: Officers and Mens Classes at Instruction. Hands employed scraping and painting.

10.30am: Ship’s Company aired bedding.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 14 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made N62.5E 295 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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19 October 1917

Lat 52.4, Long -31.2

2.0am: Clocks advanced 15 minutes.

7.30am: Commenced zigzag 30 degrees, log 85.3.

1.20pm: Boys at Instruction. Spare hands of Watch repairing hawsers etc.

6.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 17.9.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 14 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made N67.5E 294 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Continuing across the North Atlantic in unremarkable weather, noon air and sea temperature 50F]


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20 October 1917

Lat 54.7, Long -24.7

2.0am: Clocks advanced 14 minutes.

6.0am: Commenced zigzag 30 degrees.

5.30pm: Lat [star] 55 16 N, Long [star] 23 24 W. Stopped zigzag.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 14 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made N89E 272 miles]


[Number on sick list: 8]


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21 October 1917

Lat 57.2, Long -18.3

2.0am: Clocks advanced 14 minutes.

6.0am: Commenced zigzag 30 degrees.

9.30am: Depth Mines cleared away.

3.0pm: Stopped zigzag.

3.30pm: Challenged Destroyers.

9.0pm: Depth mines secured.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made N55.75E 264 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Mist and rain on and off from late am, noon air and sea temperature 49F]


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22 October 1917

Lat 56.9, Long -10.1

2.0am: Clocks advanced 16 minutes.

10.0am: A1 and B1 secured.

[Sounding from 0.30pm to 5.30pm]

2.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

3.0pm: Commenced zigzag.

3.45pm: Observed high land. Mingulay [an island in the Outer Hebrides] N48E(T).

5.0pm: Evening Quarters, Tested Alarm Bells. Altered course S20E, zigzag 30 degrees, log 53.0.

6.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 63.6. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

8.0pm: Skerryvore Light N71E(T) 16 miles.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 267 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Mist and fog from 5am to 1pm, with South-westerly winds force 5 to 7 and sea state rough to very rough, wind and sea reducing in pm]


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23 October 1917

Lat 53.4, Long -4.6 [estimated from information in log]

1.11am: Altacarry Head S48N(T) x Mull of Cantyre S76E.

2.0am: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

3.28am: Maidens S64W(T) x Mew Island S13E(T).

4.0am: Mew Island Light abeam 3 miles.

6.0am: Commenced zigzag 30 degrees, log 6.1. 6.03am: Mines cleared away.

9.0am: Officers, Seamen and Boys at Instructions, remainder of hands cleaning ship and preparing ship for harbour.

0.5pm: Skerries S(T) 2 miles.

1.42pm: Great Ormes Head S(T) 3.5 miles.

2.58pm: Passed Bar Light Ship.

3.4pm: Housed log 28.3. Engines and helm as requisite for entering harbour.

3.15pm: Passed Formby Light Vessel.

3.45pm: Half speed ahead. Pilot came on board. Full speed ahead.

4.6pm: Let go Port anchor.

4.30pm: Weighed. 4.50pm: Came to 75 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: N[ew] Brighton Tower N31E(T), Seacombe Ferry N49W(T), Victoria Tower N2W(T)]

6.30pm: Leave for Port Watch till Oct 30th 6pm.

10.45pm: Ship swung to flood tide. Anchor Bearings Correct.

[Coal remaining 1664 tons]

[Wind force 4 to 5 for most of day, noon air and sea temperature 50F]


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24 October 1917

At Base [aka Liverpool/Birkenhead]

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2.15am: Called the hands.

3.5am: Shortened in cable.

3.15am: Hands to stations for docking. Weighed anchor and proceeded in with 4 tugs to West Float. Engines and helm as requisite.

4.0am: Entered dock gates.

4.40am: Made fast in Alfred basin.

6.25am: Cast off, and proceed to West Float.

6.50am to 7.2am: Delayed at Duke’s Bridge.

7.25am: Arrived at Berth.

8.0am: Ship secured and finished with the engines.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Leave for First Part of Starboard Watch till 7am. Boys 7pm.

7.0pm: Boys returned off leave.

10.0pm: 1 Midshipman joined ship.

[NW winds force 4 to 5 until midnight when 6-7, rain all pm, noon temperature 44F]


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25 October 1917

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands employed clearing No 3 hold.

7.0am: Watch returned off night leave.

11.40am: Prisoner left ship for Walton Prison. Leave for Second Part of Starboard Watch from 1pm till 7am.

1.0pm: Leave to Boys till 7pm. Libertymen went on liberty.

1.15pm: Hands fall in. Hands employed taking coal Hulk alongside.

2.50pm: Commenced Coaling Ship No 3 Hatch.

4.0pm: 1 Midshipman joined ship.

[NW wind force 9-10 at 4am, with rain, reducing to force 7 at noon, force 5 to 6 in pm]


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26 October 1917

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands employed breasting off, to allow coal lighters in.

7.0am: Liberty men returned.

8.0am: Coal lighters alongside.

10.30am: Hands fall in. Hands employed securing ship.

11.0am: Ship well secured.

1.20pm: Hands employed getting in ship’s stores.

1.30pm: 2 Firemen Ratings discharged to RN Hospital, Portsmouth.

3.40pm: Finished getting in stores.

7.30pm: 4 Fireman Ratings joined ship from HMS Eagle.

[Wind force 5 in am, reducing in pm, noon temperature 46F]


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27 October 1917

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.0am: Coal Elevator cast off Port side.

6.30am: Hands employed breasting off ship to allow coal lighters in.

8.0am: Hands secured ship. Commenced coaling.

9.0am: Hands employed getting in stores.1

11.50am: 2 Midshipmen joined ship.

1.0pm: Hands employed securing ship.

1.30pm: Ship well secured. Hands make and mend.

3.0pm: Gave leave to Part of Watch till 7am. Boys 7pm.


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28 October 1917

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Libertymen returned on board.

8.0am: 3 Ratings joined ship from Chatham Depot.

9.45am: Divisions, followed by Divine Service.

11.45am: 1 Sub Lieutenant RNVR joined ship.

2.20pm: Admiral visited ship, and went rounds.

3.15pm: Admiral left ship.

3.30pm: Leave to Part of Watch till 7am.

7.0pm: Boys returned off leave.

[Noon temperature 42F]


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29 October 1917

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Hands breasting ship off.

8.0am: Ship secured.

9.10am: Hands employed getting in stores.

1.15pm: Hands employed breasting ship off, to let coal lighters out.

2.30pm: Ship well secured alongside jetty. Hands employed getting in stores.

4.0pm: Gave leave to Second Part of Starboard Watch from 5pm till 7am.

4.30pm: First Part of Starboard employed getting in stores.


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30 October 1917

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Libertymen returned on board.

8.0am: Breakfast. 1 Leading Signalman, 1 Royal Marine joined ship.

1.20pm: Hands employed getting in stores.

2.0pm: Lieutenant McNaughton and Sub Lieutenant Burton discharged to RN Depot Chatham,

4.0pm: Tested helm and telegraphs.

5.0pm: Leave for First Part of Watch till midnight. Midshipman Austin discharged to RN Depot Chatham.

6.0pm: Port Watch returned off long leave.

Midnight: First Part of Starboard Watch returned off leave.

[Coal remaining 1579 tons, Received 2295 tons]


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31 October 1917

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.0am: Fireman Curtis brought on board by Civil Police. Placed under arrest.

7.15am: Pilot came aboard.

7.20am: Hands employed singling up hawsers.

7.40am: Hands preparing ship for sea.

8.0am: Cast off from Jetty at West Float and proceeded to Alfred Lock and made fast at 9.40. Helm and engines as requisite. 2 Tugs in attendance.

10.0am: Captain returned off duty.

10.20am: “Cast off” and proceeded into river. Engines and helm as requisite.

10.55am: Let to Port anchor 75 fathoms.

1.30pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing ship for sea and as requisite.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters, tested Alarm bells and darkened ship. Searchlights tested.

7.5pm: Shortened in Cable. 7.15pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded, engines and helm as requisite.

8.15pm: Passed Crosby Light Vessel.

9.12pm: Passed Formby Light Vessel. 9.35pm: Discharged Pilot.

9.50pm: Passed Bar Light Vessel. 9.55pm: Set course S85W. Streamed log. Advance to 60 [revs]. Closed WTD [watertight doors].

11.0pm: All guns cleared away and secured, controls tested.

11.31pm: Clocks put back 6 minutes.

11.22pm: Altered course N59W, log 23.5. 11.30pm: Commenced zigzag 23 degrees Type III.

Midnight: Great Ormes Head S(T) 3.75 miles.

[Coal remaining 3846 tons]


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917


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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 November 1917

Lat 51.4, Long -6.8

0.59am: Altered course N81W, log 49.2, zigzag 23 degrees. Skerries S(T) 4 miles.

3.50am: Codling Light N67W(T) x North Arklow Light S68W(T).

8.7.5am: Turned circle, log 62.5. 8.15am: Resumed course S19W, zigzag 23 degrees, log 64.2.

8.16am: Challenged Vessel. Reply “P42”.

1.20pm: Boys to Instruction. Spare hands of watch working with Boatswain.

6.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 14.8.

8.30pm: Resumed zigzag 23 degrees, log 54.

9.30pm: Stopped zigzag, log 69.5.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 20 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 235 miles]

[Mist and fog on and off all day, noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 52F]


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2 November 1917

Lat 50.0, Long -15.3

0.30am: Commenced zigzag 23 degrees, log 20.4.

2.0am: Clocks put back 19 minutes.

3.0am: All guns cleared away and manned, crews exercised and controls tested.

5.0pm: Altered course S47W, log 76.4, zigzag 23 degrees. Evening Quarters. Tested Alarm Bells. Monthly Issue of Soap and Tobacco to Ship’s Company.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 371 miles]

[Mist and fog on and off until 8am, rain at times]


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3 November 1917

Lat 45.8, Long -20.2

2.0am: Clocks put back 9 minutes.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Saturday Routine.

8.0am: Commenced zigzag First Hour.

8.30pm: Stopped zigzag, log 3.6.

9.0pm: Resumed zigzag 23 degrees, log 10.7.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 6 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 375 miles]

[Relatively high barometric pressure, noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 57F]


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4 November 1917

Lat 40.8, Long -21.8

9.0am: Hands employed clearing up decks. Sunday’s Routine.

10.0am: Divisions. Captain’s Inspection.

10.20am: Divine Service.

11.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

6.30pm: Stopped zigzag, log 3.2.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 314 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Barometric pressure consistently high, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 63F]


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5 November 1917

Lat 35.9, Long -23.4

1.0am: Commenced zigzag 23 degrees, log 94.6.

2.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

1.20pm: Boys at Instruction. Spare hands of watch employed scrubbing coaling screens.

7.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 38.8.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 8 minutes.

11.30pm: Commenced zigzag 23 degrees, log 802.1. All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 316 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Barometer high and steady, noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 67F]


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6 November 1917

Lat 31.7, Long -25.9

9.0am: Divisions and Prayers. 9.30am: Stopped zigzag, log 37.3.

9.40am: GQs [General Quarters]. 9.45am: Housed patent log. Mines to safe.

9.48am: Streamed Targets. Commenced Manoeuvering. 9.52am: Engines to 70 [revs].

10.23am: Engines to 80. Carried out Target practice at A1 and 2, B1, X1, Y1 and Starboard 6 pounder.

10.50am: Reduced to 70 and Secured General Quarters. Lowered sea boat to pick up target.

11.45am: Hoisted in Target and Sea Boat.

11.58am: Finished Manoeuvering. 11.58am: Engines to 70.

Noon: Resumed course S45W, zigzag 23 degrees. Streamed log 40.7.

0.23pm: Mines to ready, and set to 80ft.

7.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 34.5.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 304 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Barometric pressure still high but falling slowly, noon temperature 72F, sea temperature 69F]


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7 November 1917

Lat 27.2, Long -26.7

1.0am: Commenced zigzag 23 degrees, log 15.6.

9.30am: Stopped zigzag, log 27.0. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

10.30am: Altered course S10E, log 40.2. Commenced zigzag 23 degrees.

4.0pm: Straight Course S10E, log 13. 4.16pm: Stopped Engines. Housed Log 16.6.

4.17pm: Half Speed ahead. 4.19pm: Stopped.

4.21pm: Streamed Target. 4.32pm: Half ahead. Reduced to 70 [revs]. GQs [General Quarters].

4.35pm: Commenced Manoeuvering. 4.35pm: Commenced Target Practice with BII, YI and II guns.

4.45pm: Finished firing. Disperse. Engines and helm as requisite to pick up Target.

5.18pm: Hoisted up Target and finished Manoeuvering. Half speed ahead 70. Set course S10E.

5.22pm: Streamed log 16.6. 5.30pm: Commenced zigzag 23 degrees, log 18.4.

5.35pm: Reduced to 73, log 19.4, Darkened ship and tested searchlights.

7.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 38.6. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 308 miles]


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8 November 1917

Lat 22.8, Long -23.2

1.0am: Clocks advanced 8 minutes.

3.0am: Commenced zigzag 23 degrees (1st hour).

4.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

7.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 67.4.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 307 miles]

[Noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 71F]


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9 November 1917

Lat 18.2, Long -20.6

0.45am: Advanced Clocks 6 minutes.

1.0am: Commenced zigzag 23 degrees, log 47.8.

7.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 97.3. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

8.0pm: Resumed zigzag 23 degrees, log 11.3.

[Course and Distance made good: Made S27.5E 313 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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10 November 1917

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

2.0am: Advanced Clocks 7 minutes.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing ship for entering harbour. Altered course S64E, zigzag 23 degrees, log 64.0.

8.55am: Observed Cape Verde N86E(T).

9.39am: Yof Island N74E(T) x Madeleine Island S79E(T).

10.46am: Altered course N82E. Stopped zigzag, log 16.2.

10.55am: Housed log 18.4. Commenced Manoeuvering.

11.39am: Let go Port anchor in 6.5 fathoms.

11.54am: Cape Manuel Light House N49E(T), 3.2 miles. Sounding 6.5 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Belair Point N12W(T), BW [Breakwater] Gn [?Green] Light S63W.

[Draught Forward 21’ 10”, Aft 25’ 6”]

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 323 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal remaining 2848 tons]

[Noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 75F]


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11 November 1917

At Dakar

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

3.0am: Anchor Bearings checked and found correct.

6.30am: Called the Hands.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Sunday Routine.

10.0am: Divisions and Divine Service. Captain’s rounds and inspection.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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12 November 1917

At Dakar

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

9.0am: Hands employed painting and scraping ship as requisite.

10.0am: 2 Sea boats employed bringing off sand from shore.

11.20am: Seaboats returned and hoisted.

1.20pm: Hands employed cleaning out boats and as requisite.

5.40pm: Darkened Ship.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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13 November 1917

At Dakar

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

2.45pm: Captains of Convoy arrived onboard.

6.0pm: Captains of Convoy returned to their ships.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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14 November 1917

At Dakar

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

9.30am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea, and as requisite. 2 MMR [Mercantile Marine Reserve] Ratings joined for passage. 12 Ratings left ship to join vessels of Convoy as signalmen.

11.0am: Steering gear tested, and found correct.

[Draught on Leaving: Forward 21’ 8”, Aft 25’ 8”]

2.44pm: Shortened in Cable.

3.3pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded out of harbour. Engine and helm as requisite.

3.18pm: Half Speed ahead. “Manoeuvering”.

3.26pm: Passed through boom defence. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

3.40pm: Mines at the ready.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 3 minutes.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Temperature at 4pm 76F, sea temperature 69F]


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15 November 1917

Lat 15.5, Long -19.5

4.0am: Mines placed to safe.

7.0am: Commenced zigzag Type V, log 44.5, zigzag 50 degrees. Advance to 56 [revs].

8.18am: Mines at the ready.

5.0pm: Altered course N50E. Straight, log 53.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 2 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good Various 140 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 76F]


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16 November 1917

Lat 18.1, Long -20.0

7.0am: Commenced zigzag 50 degrees. Advance to 57 [revs], log 53.5.

9.0am: Divisions and Prayers. 9.10am: Officers and Mens classes to Instruction. Remainder of hands employed painting.

5.0pm: Exercised action. Closed WTD [watertight doors] and placed collision mat.

5.25pm: Secured. 5.28pm: Altered course S17W. Steady Course, log 61.

5.38pm: Altered course N25E, log 63. Steady Course.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good Various 163 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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17 November 1917

Lat 21.0, Long -19.9

6.45am: Commenced zigzag 50 degrees, log 61.7. Advance to 57.

5.10pm: Sighted Steamer.

5.18pm: Altered course S82W, Steady course, log 78.5.

5.19pm: Advance to 75 [revs]. 5.29pm: Worked up to 80.

5.41pm: Altered course N79W, log 84.9.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good North 172 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Noon temperature 73F, sea temperature 70F]


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18 November 1917

Lat 23.8, Long -19.8

0.25pm: Sighted Vessel. “Challenged” Reply HMS Patuca.

5.30pm: Altered course N9E, log 10.4. Ceased zigzag.

[Course and Distance made good: Made N2E 171 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 71F]


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19 November 1917

Lat 26.6, Long -19.7

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good N1.5E 170 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Log records routine matters and changes in speed and course. Rather more wind today - SE force 4 to 5 for most part, noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 70F]


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20 November 1917

Lat 28.9, Long -19.7

[Nothing of note in the log - all entries shown here as example:]

2.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

2.50am: Advance to 41 [revs], log 70.7.

3.37am: Reduce to 39, log 76.4.

5.43am: Reduce to 37.

6.10am: Advance to 39.

6.30am: Altered course N23W, zigzag 50 degrees. Advance to 60, log 96.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship as requisite.

7.16am: Reduce to 59, log 5.9. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

8.35am: Reduce to 57.

9.0am: Divisions and Prayers. 9.10pm: Officers and Mens classes to Instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

10.0am: Altered course N21E, zigzag 23 degrees, log 31.5.

10.25am: Advance to 59, log 49.2. All guns closed up, crews exercised and control tested.

11.0am: Advance to 62, log 41.6. 11.13am: Advance to 70, log 43.1.

11.30am: Reduce to 65, log 48. 11.47am: Reduce to 62, log 51.2.

1.20pm: Watch employed as requisite.

2.0pm: Advance to 63, log 76.1. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

3.0pm: Advance to 64, log 87.5.

3.30pm: Reduce to 62, log 93.7.

3.47pm: Housed log for Inspection, 96.8. 3.55pm: Streamed log.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, tested Alarm Bells.

4.8pm: Advance to 64, log 99.

5.15pm: Lat [moon] 30 5 N. 5.15pm: Altered course N78E. Reduce to 50, log 12.4.

5.22.5pm: Altered course N23E, log 13.5. Stopped zigzag.

5.26pm: Reduce to 39, log 14.

6.38pm: Advance to 41.

6.55pm: Reduce to 39. All guns cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

8.0pm: Altered course N24E, log 31.6.

11.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good N2W 157 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Misty from 9am to noon, noon temperature 71F, sea temperature 72F]


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21 November 1917

Lat 32.3, Long -19.7

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good N1W 177 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Another day when nothing much happened, as ship heads North, zigzagging from 6.30am to 6.0pm, presumably with a convoy (though it isn’t mentioned), in unremarkable weather]


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22 November 1917

Lat 35.0, Long -19.7

6.15am: Commenced zigzag 55 degrees, log 19.8. Advance to 62 [revs].

9.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Commences zigzag 55 degrees, Type B.

3.25pm: Manoeuvering, engines and helm as requisite, log 12.4.

3.30pm: Lowered Port Sea Boat to board SS “Hazkurm” [? - writing very indistinct].

3.57pm: Boat returned and hoisted. 1 Signal Rating rejoined ship. Finished Manoeuvering.

5.48pm: Altered course N24E, log 38.7. Stopped zigzag, reduce to 39.

7.11pm: Housed log for Inspection, 38.2. 7.19pm: Streamed.

8.0pm: All WT [watertight] Doors closed.

8.28pm: Disconnected Electric patent log 45.9.

8.56pm: Advance to 57. Commenced zigzag 50 degrees, log 49.3.

[Course and Distance made good: Made N2E 162 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Barometric pressure relatively high and steady, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 70F]


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23 November 1917

Lat 37.2, Long -19.8

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good N1W 133 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Another day when log just records routine matters, changes in course and speed and zigzagging. Barometric pressure still high, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 69F]


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24 November 1917

Lat 39.4, Long 19.6

6.0pm: Read Warrant No 42.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good N3.75E 136 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Another quiet day zigzagging North. Easterly wind force 5 through middle of day, barometric pressure still high and rising slowly, up to 30.60 over 68 at 11pm and midnight]


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25 November 1917

Lat 41.8, Long -18.4

2.0am: Clocks advanced 4 minutes.

5.0am: Advance to 60 [revs], resumed zigzag, log 81.5.

6.15am: Altered course N43E, zigzag. Reduce to 62, log 98.1. Depth Mines cleared away and set to 80ft.

7.0am: Commenced zigzag Type B.

5.0pm: Ceased zigzag Type B. Commenced zigzag Type 5, log 19.7. Darkened ship and tested searchlights.

5.34pm: Reduced zigzag from 55 degrees to 54, log 26.0.

9.30pm: Altered course N43E, zigzag 55 degrees, log 72.8.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good N22E 153 miles]

[Barometric pressure still high, up to 30.67 over 61 in late am, noon temperature 60F, sea temperature 64F]


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26 November 1917

Lat 44.2, Long -16.8

2.0am: Advanced Clocks 7 minutes.

3.0am: Altered course N41E, log 35.7, zigzag 55 degrees. Reduce to 62. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

8.0am: Altered course N70E, zigzag 50 degrees, Type B, log 83.6.

5.0pm: Zigzag type 5, log 74.2.

11.0pm: Advanced Clocks 5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good Various 163 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Barometric pressure remains consistently high, up to 60.72 over 62 in late am]


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27 November 1917

Lat 45.7, Long - 14.1

2.0am: Clocks advanced 5 minutes.

1.15pm: Altered course N67E, zigzag Type B, log 77.9.

3.49pm: Clocks advanced 11 minutes.

4.11pm: Reduce to 58, log 6.8. Challenged stranger. Reply USS "Ericsson".

5.27pm: Mines at safe.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good N52E 149 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Barometric pressure still high but weather unremarkable]


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28 November 1917

Lat 47.5, Long -10.5

2.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and control tested.

4.0am: Altered course N69E, zigzag 50 degrees, log 35.1.

6.15am: Altered course N73E, zigzag 55 degrees, log 48.8.

10.0am: Mines at the “Ready”.

1.30pm: Altered course N78E, zigzag 23 degrees, log 57.5.

[Sounding from 5pm to 11pm]

10.20pm: Clocks + 32 minutes to GMT.

[Course and Distance made good: Made N54E 178 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 59F]


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29 November 1917

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2 [though position not shown in log - ship going into Devonport]

[Sounding from 1am to 6am]

1.25am: Sighted land bearing N20W.

3.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and control tested.

4.30am: Observed Lizards N38W(T).

6.0am: Altered course N54E, zigzag 23 degrees, log 27.7. Eddystone Light N43E(T) x Lizards N86W(T).

7.21am: Eddystone S30E(T), 9 miles.

8.0am: Passed through western entrance.

8.11am: Let go Port anchor in 8 fathoms, 45 fathoms cable.

8.25am: Finished with engines. Anchor Bearings. Breakwater Beacon S42E(T) x Breakwater Light House S52W(T).

9.0am: Hands stowing ammunition. Hands employed turning in boats and preparing ship for coming to Buoy.

10.50am: 2 MM Ratings left ship. Captain ashore on duty.

11.50am: Received pilot on board.

0.10pm: Weighed anchor. Engines and helm as requisite for proceeding into harbour. 1 Tug in attendance.

1.8pm: Made fast to No 6 Buoy. Finished with engines. Leave to Starboard Watch till 8pm Dec 5th. Ratings joined ship from HMS Eagle. 1 PO Armourer from Chatham Barracks.

3.0pm: 1 AB discharged to Chatham Hospital.

4.30pm: Slipped. 2 Tugs in attendance and proceeded to No 8 Wharf.

5.30pm: Secured alongside.

7.0pm: Leave to Second Part of Port Watch till 7am.

[Coal remaining 1903 tons]


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30 November 1917

At Base [aka Devonport]

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.0am: Hands employed covering boats, preparing ship for coaling and as requisite.

8.0am: Liberty-men returned on board.

8.30pm: Working party from “Essex” 32 men, PO in Charge. Engine Room department.

9.35am: 1 Seaman RNR discharged to Portsmouth Hospital.

2.0pm: Commenced Coaling.

3.0pm: Surgeon joined ship.

5.0pm: Leave for First Part of Watch till 7am.

7.0pm: Midshipman Boreland joined ship.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1917


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[Cover of Copy of Log for December 1917, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]

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1 December 1917

At Base

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.30am: Resumed Coaling.

9.0am: Eleven ERAs came aboard. 1 Greaser discharged to RN Hospital (Stonehouse).

Leave to Second Part of Port Watch from 1pm till 7am.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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2 December 1917

At Base

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

4.30am: 3 Coal lighters made fast Starboard side. 1 Hazelwood fender lost overboard by accident.

am: Lower Bar broken open during night. Ship searched by Commanding Officer.

1.0 pm: Leave to First Part of Port Watch till 7am.

[Noon temperature 41F, with hail]


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3 December 1917

At Base

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.30am: 1 Ammunition Lighter came alongside.

9.0am: Hands employed as required, working ammunition and cleaning ship.

10.0am: Working party of 24 men and 1 PO from HMS Essex on board.

1.0pm: Leave for Second Part of Watch till 7am.

1.15pm: Engineer Sub Lieutenant Thompson discharged to Haslar Hospital.

3.15pm: 1 Stoker rating joined ship for passage.

4.0pm: Hands employed drawing provisions.

4.30pm: 2 ERAs joined ship for working party.

7.0pm: Lieutenant Applebe returned to ship from Hospital. 3 Ordinary Seamen returned to ship from HMS Eagle.

[Hail in early morning, noon temperature 33F]


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4 December 1917

At Base

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.0am: Hands employed for Stores and Gunner’s Party. Working Party 22 men aboard.

10.20am: 4 Ratings joined ship, taking passage. 1 Seaman rating returned aboard from Convoy.

1.30pm: Leave to First Part of Watch till 7am. Remainder of hands drawing stores.

2.0pm: Finished Coaling 2050 tons.

4.0pm: Engineer Sub Lieutenant Cowling left ship.

[Noon temperature 47F]


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5 December 1917

At Base

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

6.30am: Harbour Routine.

9.0am: 2 Seamen joined ship.

pm: Hands employed getting in stores and cleaning ship.

4.0pm: Leave to Second Part of Port Watch till 7am.

8.30pm: Starboard Watch returned off long leave.

11.0pm: Engineer Sub Lieutenant Senfield joined ship.

[Coal remaining 3893 tons]


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6 December 1917

At Base

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

6.0am: 1 Seaman Rating returned from Convoy.

Harbour Routine. Call hands at 6.30.

9.30am: 7 Ratings joined ship to take passage. 1 OS returned from Convoy Duty.

11.0am: 13 Ratings joined ship from HMS Eagle. 21 Marines joined to take passage.

1.0pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7am.

1.20pm: Hands employed stowing stores.

11.50pm: 6 Ratings joined ship for passage.


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7 December 1917

At Base

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea. Two Parties drawing stores.

10.15am: 1 Seaman Rating joined ship to take passage.

10.20am: 2 Fireman brought aboard by Escort.

10.50am: Armourer Rolfe discharged to RN Depot Chatham.

11.30am: Two parties returned from drawing stores at Dockyard.

1.10pm: 1 Seaman discharged to RN Hospital Stonehouse.

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 7am. Port watch employed getting ship ready for sea as requisite.

2.0pm: Store Party ashore drawing stores in Dockyard. Steering gear and Telegraphs test and found correct.

5.0pm: Watch employed drawing stores.

[Rain in late am, noon temperature 52F]


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8 December 1917

At Base

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.0am: Libertymen returned off leave.

8.0am: Saturday Routine.

9.0am: 1 LS joined for passage.

11.30am: Cast off. Two tugs in attendance.

[Draught on Leaving: Forward 25’ 4”, Aft 24’ 9”]

0.7pm: Passed through first gate. 0.20pm: Let go tugs.

0.34pm: Let go Port anchor in 8 fathoms, 48 fathoms cable. Anchor Bearings BW [Breakwater] Light House S49W(T), BW Beacon S42E(T).

3.15pm: Shortened in. 3.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.30pm: Passed West Entrance. 3.36pm: Set course S5W. Worked up to full speed.

4.0pm: Darkened ship and tested searchlights. Mines set to 80ft and brought to the Ready.

4.15pm: Altered course S48W. Streamed log. Eddystone E(T) 1 miles.

4.30pm: Commenced zigzag 23 degrees, log 04.2.

5.20pm: Stopped zigzag, log 19.6. Straight Course.

5.52pm: Lizards Light N71W(T).

6.31pm: Lizards N43W(T) 22 miles.

7.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

8.45pm: Altered course N72W, log 70.7.

10.0pm: All guns cleared away and manned, controls tested.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 19 minutes.

[Rain and showers on and off during evening, noon temperature 51F]


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9 December 1917

Lat 49.2, Long -10.9

1.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

2.0am: Clocks put back 19 minutes.

3.30am: Altered course N71W. Commenced zigzag 23 degrees, log 183.2

6.30am: “A” Group Secured.

10.0am: Captain’s Rounds and Inspection.

10.30am: All guns except A1 and B1 cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

2.0pm: All guns cleared away and manned, controls tested.

7.0pm: Stopped zigzag. A Group secured, all other guns cleared away and manned, controls tested.

10.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

11.0pm: Put clocks back 17 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 316 miles]

[Northerly winds force 5 or 6 from 3am to 5pm, with sea state rough through middle of day, noon temperature 48F, sea temperature 56F]


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10 December 1917

Lat 49.5, Long -19.6

1.30am: A1 and B1 secured, all other guns cleared away, controls tested.

2.0am: Clocks put back 16 minutes.

6.30am: Commenced zigzag 23 degrees, log 90.3.

10.0am: Ship’s Company mustered by the “Open List”.

2.0pm: Passed Swedish barque bound South.

6.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 55.9. Straight course.

10.0pm: A1 and B1 Secured, all other guns cleared away, controls tested.

11.0pm: Put Clocks back 17 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 359 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Winds and sea state variable during the day, sea rough at times, noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 57F]


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11 December 1917

Lat 49.5, Long -27.5

2.0am: Clocks put back 16 minutes.

3.0am: A1 and B1 secured, remainder cleared away, crews exercised, and control tested.

6.0am: Commenced zigzag 20 degrees, log 22.7.

7.0am: All guns cleared away and manned.

5.0pm: Altered course N71W. Steady Course, log 71.2.

9.0pm: A1 and B1 Secured, remainder cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 16 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 328 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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12 December 1917

Lat 48.9, Long -35.5

[Another day heading West across the North Atlantic, all log entries shown here as an example:]

2.0am: Clocks put back 15 minutes.

3.0am: A1 and B1 Secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

6.30am: Routine.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship as requisite.

7.0am: Commenced zigzag 23 degrees, log 70.0.

8.0am: A1 and B1 Secured, remainder cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

10.0am: Division and Prayers. Officers, Seamen and Boys at Instruction.

11.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

1.20pm: Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm: A1 and B1 Secured, remainder cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

4.0pm: Darkened Ship.

4.50pm: General Quarters. Closed WTD [watertight doors].

5.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 05.9.

5.5pm: Disperse from General Quarters, opened WTD.

7.0pm: Altered course N73W log 33.3. A1 and B1 secured, remainder cleared away, crews exercised, and control tested.

8.32pm: Altered course N59W, log 54.

10.0pm: A1 and B1 secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised, and control tested.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 16 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good Various 327 miles]

[Mist and rain on and off for most of day, barometric pressure relatively high, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 58F]


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13 December 1917

Lat 48.8, Long -42.5

2.0am: Clocks put back 16 minutes.

6.30am: Commenced zigzag 20 degrees, log 95.8. A1 and B1 secured, all other guns cleared away, controls tested.

2.0pm: Motor Sounding gear tested and found correct.

3.0pm: All guns cleared away and manned, controls tested.

5.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 38.9.

10.0pm: Altered course N83W, log 6.8. A1 and B1 and 2 secured, remainder cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 13 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 318 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon temperature 40F, sea temperature 56F, wind and sea increasing in evening]


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14 December 1917

Lat 46.2, Long -49.7

1.0am: Depth Mines put to safe. Y1 and 2 Secured.

2.0am: Clocks put back 13 minutes.

6.0am: A1 and B1 secured, remainder cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

8.0am: Commenced zigzag 20 degrees, log 44.3.

9.0am: Hands employed painting and cleaning ship. A1 and B1 cleared away. Officers and Mens classes at Instruction.

11.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

2.20pm: Passed SS "Astrakhan" steering West.

3.30pm: Mines cleared away and set to 80ft.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters. Tested Alarm Bells. Stopped zigzag, log 68.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 320 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Southerly winds force 7 to 8 in early am, mostly force 4 or 5 later on, variable in direction, sea state rough at times, noon temperature 40F, sea temperature 43F]


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15 December 1917

Lat 45.2, Long -57.0

2.0am: Clocks put back 15 minutes.

2.40am: Switched on Navigation Lights.

3.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and control tested.

7.0am: Commenced zigzag, log 58.4.

[Sounding from 7am onwards, mostly every half hour]

8.0am: Stopped zigzag, log 71.4.

10.30am: Commenced zigzag 20 degrees, log 3.0.

11.30am: Stopped zigzag, log 19.4.

3.0pm: Commenced zigzag 20 degrees, log 66.8.

5.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 93.1. Evening Quarters.

7.30pm: Switched on Navigation Lights.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 9 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 320 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Mist, fog or rain until 6pm, snow squalls in late evening, noon temperature 45F, sea temperature 44F]


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16 December 1917

At Halifax [Nova Scotia] [though not stated in log until next day]

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

[Regular soundings from 0.30am to 8.10am]

2.0am: Clocks put back 8 minutes.

7.0am: Commenced zigzag 20 degrees. Advance to 75 [revs], log 82.4.

9.0am: Stopped zigzag, altered course N32W, log 11.9.

9.8am: Passed outer Automatic Buoy, log 12.7, altered course N19W. 9.12am: Housed log 14.7.

9.48am: Commenced Manoeuvering.

10.47am: Passed through first Boom Defence.

10.53am: Passed through inner Boom Defence.

11.20am: Stopped Engines. Moored ship, open hawses.

Anchor Bearings:- Exhibition Buildings N26W(T), Flagstaff S51W(T), Chimney S61W(T).

[Draught: Forward 21’ 3”, Aft 25’ 4”]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 300 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Coal remaining 2829 tons]

[Snow squalls from 1am to 8am, temperature at 8am 19F, sea temperature 35F, barometric pressure high - up to 31.04 over 38 at 8pm, temperature at midnight 10F]


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17 December 1917

At Halifax [Nova Scotia]

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

9.0am: Working Party of 6 Officers and 135 men landed to work on ruins.

pm: Hands employed as requisite. 6 Officers and 135 men ashore, working Party.

4.0pm: Shortened in Port Cable. 4.15pm: Weighed Port anchor. Working Parties returned.

4.16pm: Shortened in Starboard cable. 4.30pm: Weighed Starboard anchor and proceeded, engines and helm as requisite.

5.40pm: Made fast alongside No 24 Pier.

6.30pm: Lieutenant R Hart RNR placed under close arrest on charge "Being drunk on board". [Entry in red ink, signed by W Church, who is the Captain]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Temperature at 4am, 9F, up to 30F at 4pm]


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18 December 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

9.0am: Lieutenant R Hart considered sober but kept under close arrest. [Entry in red ink, initialled by Captain]

9.0am: Hands employed berthing ship.

9.50am: Hands finished berthing ship.

10.0am: Hands employed scraping and painting ship. [Hopefully inside ship as noon temperature only 26F]

1.0pm: Started taking in Cargo.

1.20pm: Hands employed reberthing ship.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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19 December 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

8.0am: Dockyard Party landed, 20 men, 2 POs.

9.0am: Lieutenant R Hart RNR remaining under close arrest. [Entry in red ink, initialled by Captain]

9.0am: Hands employed painting and cleaning ship as requisite.

9.40am: Working Party returned. Discharged 96 ratings to SS "Chignecto".

1.15pm: Watch employed as requisite, getting in stores etc.

1.30pm: Leave to Port watch and Boys till 7pm.

2.30pm: Leading Seaman Pitcher returned on board from Military Hospital.

4.30pm: Starboard Watch employed getting in stores etc.

7.0pm: Watch employed provisioning ship.

[Temperature peaked at 32F at 4pm]


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20 December 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

8.30am: 1 PO and 5 hands, Working Party ashore.

9.0am: Lieutenant R Hart RNR remaining under close arrest. [Entry in red ink, initialled by Captain]

11.0pm: Officer of Guard Boarded.

1.0pm: HMS Orcoma arrived in harbour. Officer of Guard boarded.

1.20pm: Watch employed painting and as requisite.

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 7am. [presumably should be 7pm as they came back then]

3.30pm: Lieutenant Hart left ship for HMS “Calgarian”.

7.0pm: Liberty-men returned on board.

[Temperature peaked at 38F, at 4pm]


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21 December 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

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

10.0am: HMS Isis arrived in harbour.

1.30pm: Leave to Port Watch and Boys till 7pm.

3.0pm: HMS “Calgarian” left with Convoy.

7.0pm: Liberty men returned on board.


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22 December 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

8.30am: 3 Officers and 108 [or possibly 165, numbers indistinct] men landed to work on wreckage.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Leave to Watch Keepers and Part Watch of Firemen till 7pm.

4.30pm: Officer of Guard Boarded.

5.0pm: Working Party returned on board.

10.0pm: Finished loading Cargo.

[Mist and fog in am, rain in pm, peak temperature 40F at 4pm]


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23 December 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

7.0am: Hands employed as requisite shifting ship.

9.0am: Hands employed securing ship, and as requisite.

11.30am: Ship Secured.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and First Part of Port Watch till 7pm.

4.45pm: Second Part of Port watch employed securing hatches.

7.0pm: Liberty-men returned off leave.

[Snow during am, noon temperature 28F]


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24 December 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

8.0am: Saturday Routine. [although this is a Monday]

9.0am: HMS Columbella berthed at Pier 24.

[Temperature at 8am, 15F (when misty), 25F at noon and 37F at midnight (when raining)]


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25 December 1917

At Base Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Sunday Routine. [presumably because it’s Christmas Day, as it is a Tuesday]

9.45am: Divisions, Captain’s Rounds, and Inspection. Divine Service.

1.0pm: Leave to Port Watch and Second Part of Starboard till 7pm.

4.0pm: Ship well secured.

4.55pm: Evening Quarters.

7.0pm: Libertymen and Boys returned off leave.

[Noon temperature a balmy 40F]


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26 December 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

2.30am: Steam on hydraulic cranes, all tested and found correct.

8.30am: Landed working party of 3 Officers and 50 men.

9.0am: Remainder of hands employed getting in stores.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and Boys till 7pm.

1.20pm: Hands employed getting in stores and as requisite.

4.30pm: Working party returned.

7.0pm: Liberty-men returned.

[Temperature falling during day, from 27F at 4am and 8am to 22F at noon and 8F at 8pm and midnight]


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27 December 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

8.30am: Landed working party of 35 men and 3 Officers.

1.0pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7pm.

1.20pm: Hands employed getting in stores.

4.30pm: Working party returned on board.

7.0pm: Liberty-men returned.

[An extremely cold day - temperature 0F at 4am, -3F at 8am and noon, 5F at 4pm and 1F at 8pm and midnight]


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28 December 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

8.45am: 3 Officers and 53 men landed as working party.

11.0am: Tested steering gear and found correct.

Noon: Officer of Guard left Ship for HMS Orcoma.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 7pm.

1.20pm: Hands employed getting in stores and as requisite.

2.40pm: HMS Virginian left with Convoy.

4.30pm: Working Party returned on board.

7.0pm: Liberty-men returned off leave.

[Temperature 3F at 4am, 0F at 8am, 13F at noon, then rising to 33F by midnight, snow at 8pm and rain at midnight, barometric pressure being recorded hourly from 4pm onwards]


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29 December 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

7.0am: Saturday Routine. Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship, drawing stores and attending hawsers as requisite.

11.40pm: Baggage of 1 Officer and 2 Ratings came on board.

1.0pm: Leave to Port Watch and Boys till 7pm.

1.20pm: Starboard Watch employed working stores and as requisite.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Barometric pressure recorded hourly until 8.0am. Temperature falling all day, from 33F at 4am, to 13F at noon and down to 1F at midnight, snowing, heavily at times, all pm]


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30 December 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

11.40am: HMS “Orcoma” proceeded to sea.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and Second Part of Port Watch till 7pm.

[Temperature peaked at 8F at 4pm]


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31 December 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

9.0am: Hands employed painting and cleaning out boats, and as requisite.

1.0pm: Leave to Port Watch and Boys till 7pm.

1.20pm: Hands employed painting between decks.

2.0pm: Hopper No2 made fast Port side.

7.0pm: Liberty-men returned off leave.

[Snow at 4am, northerly winds force 4 or 5 for most of day, temperature peaked at 9F at 4pm]



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1918


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[Log page not filled in]

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[Cover of Copy of Log for January 1918, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Blank page]

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[Page not filled in]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 January 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

1.0pm: Leave for Port Watch and Second Part of Starboard till 7pm.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

7.0pm: Liberty-men returned off leave.

[Temperature peaked at 18F, at 4pm]


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2 January 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

9.0am: Hands employed painting, drawing stores, hoisting boats and as requisite.

9.30am: 5 Captains of Convoy came on board.

10.45am: 14 Engineer officers and 2 Stoker Ratings joined ship for passage.

11.30am: Tested steering gear and Telegraphs.

0.30pm: 5 Signal Ratings left ship for Convoy.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and Boys till 7pm.

7.0pm: Liberty-men returned aboard.

[Temperature peaked at 18F again, at 4pm]


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3 January 1918

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

9.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

10.0am: HMS Columbella proceeded to sea.

10.30am: HMS Isis proceeded to sea.

1.20pm: Hands employed preparing ship for leaving harbour.

2.50pm: Slipped from Jetty. Engines and helm as requisite assisted by tug.

3.0pm: Slipped tug. 3.12pm: Passed through boom.

3.31pm: Set course S14W.

3.55pm: Altered course S29E. Switched on Navigation Lights. Passed inner Automatic Buoy. Secured A1 and B1, remainder cleared away, crews exercised and control tested.

4.2pm: Streamed log 14.7.

7.10pm - 7.13pm: Cleared log lines of ice. A and B Group secured, all other guns cleared away, controls tested.

9.15pm - 9.19pm: Cleared log line.

[Noon temperature 13F, heavy snow until 9pm, then rain, wind, from South and East, increasing in pm - up to force 9 at 8pm, then reducing to force 6 at midnight, sea state in pm very rough to high, barometric pressure falling, temperature highest at midnight when 36F, sea temperature 34F]


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4 January 1918

Lat 44.9, Long -59.8

6.32am: Altered course N60E to close vessel, log 43.6.

6.36am: Resumed Course S75E, log 44.2.

1.20pm: Spare hands of Watch employed painting between decks.

5.0pm: Issued soap and tobacco to ship’s Company.

7.0pm: A and B Groups secured, remaining guns cleared away, controls tested.

[Sounding from 9pm onwards]

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 9 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 175 miles]

[Wind from SE, force 6 to 8 for most of day, sea state rough to high all day, barometric pressure falling in am, low but steady in pm, heavy squally rain in am, rain and fog at times in pm, noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 39F]


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5 January 1918

Lat 45.4, Long -55.6

[Sounding every 30 minutes from 0.30am to 5.30am]

2.0am: Clocks advanced 9 minutes.

[Sounding every 30 minutes from 10.0am to 5.0pm]

1.20pm: Spare hands of watch and Boatswain’s Party refitting wireless aerials.

10.0pm: A1 and B1 secured, remainder cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 7 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 190 miles]

[Wind force 5 to 6 in early am, with sea state very rough, wind and sea moderating later, rain in am, snow and rain on and off in pm]


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6 January 1918

Lat 46.0, Long -50.5

2.0am: Advanced Clocks 8 minutes.

3.0am: A1 and B1 secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

8.0am: A1 and B1 cleared away.

7.0pm: A and B Groups secured, remainder of guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 11 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 250 miles]

[Mist and fog on and off all day, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 45F, wind force 4 or 5 for most of pm]


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7 January 1918

Lat 47.9, Long -45.2

1.0am: A and B Groups secured, remainder cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

2.0am: Clocks advanced 11 minutes.

7.30am: Sighted vessel bearing SWxW. Challenged. Reply SS "Rudania" [?].

9.0am: Officers and mens classes at Instructions. Hands employed painting ship between decks.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good N63E 243 miles]

[SE and ESE winds force 4 to 6 during day, sea state rough at times, mist and rain on and off in am, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 48F]


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8 January 1918

Lat 49.5, Long -41.0

2.0am: Clocks advanced 9 minutes.

11.0am: A and B Groups secured, remainder cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

11.0pm: Advanced Clocks 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good N60E 192 miles]

[Wind force 4 to 6 all day, sea state rough at times, noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 59F]


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9 January 1918

Lat 50.6, Long -35.5

2.0am: Clocks advanced 9 minutes.

3.0am: A1 and B1 secured, remainder cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

8.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

10.18am: Housed log 18.6 for Inspection.

10.27am: Streamed log 18.6.

2.0pm: All guns except A1 and B1 cleared away, crews exercised and, controls tested.

3.15pm: Sighted SS “Karouland” [?].

3.35pm: Sighted SS “Rhesus”.

5.45pm: Secured A1 and B1.

7.0pm: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

9.0pm: A1 and B1 secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good N73E 226 miles]

[Wind force 4 or 5 all day, noon temperature 55F, sea temperature 58F]


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10 January 1918

Lat 51.6, Long 31.2

2.0am: Advanced Clocks 8 minutes.

3.0am: A1 and B1 secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

7.37am: Housed log 37.9 for Inspection. Streamed 7.50.

9.15am: Officers and mens training classes at Instructions. After guns crews at drill.

10.37am: Advance to 60. Remainder of hands employed painting as requisite.

11.0am: All guns cleared away and crews exercised, and controls tested.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 11 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good N71E 172 miles]

[Wind force 4 to 5 all day, from S and E, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 57F]


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11 January 1918

Lat 53.6, Long -24.9

2.0am: Clocks advanced 11 minutes.

3.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

9.0am: Commenced zigzag 20 degrees, Type A. Divisions and Prayers.

9.10am: Officers and Mens classes at Instruction. Hands employed painting between decks.

5.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 10.2.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 16 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good N60E 263 miles]

[Winds reducing in pm, misty in late evening]


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12 January 1918

Lat 55.8, Long -17.7

1.0am: Secured A1 and B1.

2.0am: Clocks advanced 17 minutes.

6.0am: All guns cleared away, controls tested.

7.0am: Commenced zigzag, log 79.9.

8.30am: Altered course N89E, zigzag 20 degrees, log 98.3.

5.0pm: Stopped zigzag altered course S76E, log 3.4.

8.30pm: Mines put to safe.

11.0pm: Advanced Clocks 16 minutes.

11.30pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good N62E 284 miles]

[Noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 54F]


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13 January 1918

Lat 56.5, Long -9.9

2.0am: Clocks advanced 17 minutes.

3.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

7.0am: Altered course S77E. Commenced zigzag 20 degrees, log 69.7.

5.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 89.3.

6.0pm: Altered course S50E, log 02. Mines placed at safe.

7.45pm: Loom of Dunh Artach N68E(T) and Loom of Oversay S57E(T).

11.0pm: Advanced Clocks 23 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good N81E 263 miles]

[Snow squalls late am, noon temperature 34F, sea temperature 47F]


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14 January 1918

Lat 53.1, Long -3.6

0.30am: Altacarry Light W magnetic, 2 miles.

2.0am: Advanced Clocks 23 minutes. All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

3.22am: Maidens S53W(T) x Copelands S16E(T).

6.4am: Black Head N18W(T) x Mull of Galloway N63E(T).

7.0am: Commenced zigzag 20 degrees, log 63.2. Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for harbour, and as requisite.

[Sounding from 0.8pm to 2.35pm]

0.30pm: All guns cleared away and manned, controls tested.

1.0pm: Stopped zigzag. Advance to 70 [revs], log 42.

1.37pm: Stopped Engines. Housed log 61.1.

2.44pm: Let go Port anchor 77 fathoms - 15 fathoms. Ship’s Head S5E.

3.5pm: Darkened Ship.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Anchor and Gun Watch Kept.

7.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, controls tested.

Midnight: Bar Light Vessel, Bearing S17E, Ship’s Head WSW.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good Various 288 miles]

[Snow squalls and fog from 1pm to 8pm, then rain, noon temperature 30F, sea temperature 40F]


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15 January 1918

At Base [aka Liverpool/Birkenhead]

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.9am: Shortened in. 1.12am: Weighed anchor. Engines and helm as requisite.

2.5am: Passed Bar Light Vessel.

2.49pm: Passed Formby Light Vessel.

4.3am: Let go Port anchor in fathoms 10 with 75 fathoms cable.

6.40am: Tug came alongside.

7.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for docking as requisite. Tug left ship with Officers on duty. 3 Ratings left ship for RN Barracks (Chatham).

7.25am: Shortened in to 45 fathoms.

7.30am: Tug returned to ship.

[Anchor Bearings: New Brighton Tower N33W(T), Vauxhall Chimney N41E(T)]

8.40am: Ship swung to flood. 8.45am: Let go Starboard anchor, 30 fathoms. Engines and helm as requisite.

8.55am: Captain went ashore on duty.

9.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for going alongside.

1.0pm: General Payment to Ship’s Company.

1.30pm: Ship secured in West Huskisson Dock. Finished with the Engines.

4.0pm: Leave to Port Watch till 5pm 23rd January.

5.0pm: Leave for Second Part Starboard Watch till 7am.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 191 miles]

[Coal remaining 1457 tons]


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[Log page not filled in]


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16 January 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Part of Starboard Watch returned off night leave.

8.0am: Started unloading cargo.

4.0pm: Leave to First Part of Starboard Watch till 7.00am.


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17 January 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Breakfast. Part of Watch returned off leave.

8.0am: Hands employed discharging ammunition and shell as requisite.

11.0am: Hands to dinner.

Noon: Hands fall in. Prepare to shift from berth.

0.27pm: Cast off. 1.10pm: Ship in Position. 1.27pm: All fast.

1.30pm: Hands fall in. Carry on to work.

5.0pm: Hands employed getting up shell.

6.40pm: Leave for Second Part of Starboard Watch till 7am.

8.0pm: Hands employed discharging ammunition.

8.10pm: Hands finished work for the night.

[Misty for most of the day, noon temperature 51F]


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18 January 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands to Breakfast. Liberty-men returned off leave.

8.10am: Discharging Cargo.

1.0pm: Hands employed discharging ammunition.

4.0pm: Leave to First Part Starboard Watch till 7am.


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19 January 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands to Breakfast and clean. Part of Watch returned off leave.

9.15am: Officers and Men ashore on duty for Court Martial.

1.0pm: Leave for Second Part of Watch till 7am.

3.0pm: Officers and Men returned onboard from Court Martial.

[Rain for much of the day, noon temperature 53F]


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20 January 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Sunday Routine.

10.15am: Divisions and Church.

1.0pm: Leave to First Part of Starboard Watch till 7am.


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21 January 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands preparing ship for dry Dock.

8.45am: Hands employed shifting ship. Tugs in attendance.

9.20am: Cast off Jetty, proceeded to dry dock.

10.30am: Entered Brocklebank dry dock. Cast off tugs.

0.45pm: Hands to dinner.

2.0pm: Hands employed docking ship.

5.0pm: Leave for Second Part of Starboard Watch till 7am.

5.45pm: Dock was dry.


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22 January 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.15am: Dental Party proceeded ashore.

10.0am: 1 Leading Seaman joined from HMS Eagle.

1.0pm: Leave to First Part of Starboard Watch from 1.30 till 7am.


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23 January 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands to Breakfast and clean. Liberty-men returned off night leave.

1.25pm: Hands employed working about ship.

1.30pm: Ranged Cable for Survey.

3.30pm: Leave to Second Part of Starboard from 5pm till 7am.


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24 January 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

11.5am: Payed [sic] Ship’s Company monthly payment.

Leave to First Part of Starboard Watch from 5pm till 7am.

[Temperature peaked at 60F at 4pm and 8pm]


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25 January 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Breakfast. Liberty-men returned aboard.

1.20pm: Hands employed getting in stores.

2.0pm: Signalman returned on board from SS "Ulua" [?].

5.0pm: Port Watch returned off long leave. Gave Leave to Starboard Watch till 3rd February.


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26 January 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.0am: Hands employed as requisite, Gunner’s Party at 6” guns.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Leave to First Part of Port Watch from 1pm till 7am.

5.30pm: Patrol landed, 1 Leading Seaman and 3 men.

11.30pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Wind force 4 for much of day, from SW, up to force 6 at midnight, noon temperature 54F]


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27 January 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.30am: RC [Roman Catholic] Church Party landed.

9.45am: C of England Church Party to Arlanza.

10.45am: C of E Church Party returned on board.

11.0am: RC Church Party returned on board.

Leave to First Part of Watch from 1pm to 7am.

5.45pm: Landed Patrol.

11.0am: Patrol returned onboard.


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28 January 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands employed discharging stores and as requisite.

9.30am: 1 OS discharged to Crystal Palace, London.

1.20pm: Hands fall in. Hands employed discharging stores as requisite.

3.30pm: Finished Stores.

5.45pm: Landed Patrol.

11.50pm: Patrol returned.


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29 January 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed discharging stores and as requisite.

4.0pm: Leave to Part of Watch till 7am.

5.15pm: Landed Patrol.

11.45pm: Patrol returned.


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30 January 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands and Gunner’s Party employed as requisite.

4.0pm: Leave to Part of Watch till 7am.

5.30pm: Patrol landed.


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31 January 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.30am: Payed [sic] Port Watch Monthly Payment.

1.20pm: Hands employed getting ready to undock.

1.45pm: Commenced flooding dock.

2.30pm: Ship afloat.

3.30pm: Left Brocklebank Dry Dock.

4.30pm: Secured in West Brocklebank. Leave to Part of Watch till 7am.

5.15pm: Landed Patrol.

9.30pm: Floating crane came alongside.

11.50pm: Patrol returned onboard.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1918


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[Cover of Copy of Log for February 1918, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 February 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Liberty-men returned onboard.

8.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling and as requisite.

9.0am: Hands employed restowing stores and as requisite.

4.0pm: Leave to Part of Watch till 7am.


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2 February 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.0pm: Leave to Second Part of Watch till 7am.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

4.45pm: Landed Patrol.

11.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Mist and rain in am, noon temperature 48F]


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3 February 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Liberty-men returned on board.

9.30am: RC [Roman Catholic] Church Party landed.

10.30am: Church Party landed.

11.0am: RC Church Party returned.

11.40am: Church of England Church Party returned.

1.0pm: Leave to Part of Watch till 7am.

3.30pm: Two midshipmen left ship for depot.

5.30pm: Patrol landed.

11.30pm: Patrol returned.


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4 February 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed Gunner’s Party and as requisite.

11.0am: Midshipmen Lunt and Whittle left ship for depot.

4.0pm: Leave to Second Part of Port Watch till midnight.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

11.50pm: Patrol returned on board.


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5 February 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed breasting ship off for coal lighters to come in.

10.0am: Hands employed restowing flour, breasting ship off, and drawing stores.

4.0pm: Leave to Part of Watch till 7am.

5.30pm: Patrol landed.

11.45pm: Patrol returned.


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6 February 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.25am: Hands employed breasting ship off and attending coal barges as required.

8.0am: 4 Stewards MMR [Mercantile Marine Reserve] joined ship from depot.

0.30pm: Hands employed preparing ship for shift berth.

3.15pm: Hands employed securing ship, and as requisite.

5.0pm: Leave to Part of Watch till 7am.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

8.30pm: Finished coaling for the night.

11.45pm: Patrol returned.


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7 February 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Breakfast. Libertymen returned off leave.

7.45am: Resumed Coaling.

8.0am: Hands employed breasting ship off for Samson Crane to come alongside.

11.30am: Crane let go.

1.0pm: Hands employed shifting ship and Gunner’s Party and Working stores.

3.0pm: Sub Lieutenant Wood left ship for depot.

5.0pm: Leave to First Part of Port Watch till 7am.

6.0pm: Starboard Watch returned off long leave. Patrol landed.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.


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8 February 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands employed shifting ship.

9.20am: Breakfast.

9.30am: Resumed Coaling.

9.45am: Lieutenant Nelson left ship for Hospital.

10.15am: 4 Steward ratings left ship for HMS Eagle. Hands employed shifting ship and working stores.

0.30pm: General issue of soap and tobacco to Ship’s Company.

1.20pm: Hands employed with stores and as requisite.

4.0pm: Tea. Leave to Starboard and First Part of Port Watch till 7am.

4.30pm: Part of Watch employed with stores.

5.0pm: Landed Liberty-man. 5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

11.45pm: Patrol returned on board.


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9 February 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.40am: Port Watch Fall in. Starboard Watch to Breakfast. Port Watch employed breasting off ship, to let barges come inside.

7.0am: Liberty-men returned.

7.45am: Starboard Watch Fall in. Employed getting in ammunition.

8.15am: Ship Secured.

9.30am: Hands employed with stores and ammunition as requisite.

11.0am: 14 Ratings left ship for Depot.

1.0pm: Hands employed with stores and ammunition as requisite. Port Watch breasting ship off.

2.45pm: 1 Rating returned from Hospital.

4.30pm: Finished Coaling ship.

5.0pm: Leave to Port Watch and Second Part of Starboard till 7am.

5.5pm: Duty Part employed with ammunition. 5.15pm: Patrol landed.

7.0pm: Finished working ammunition aft.

Midnight: Patrol returned on board.

[Coal remaining 1186 tons, Received 2202 tons 5 cwt]

[Rain through middle of day, noon temperature 50F]


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10 February 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands to Breakfast. Liberty-men returned.

8.0am: Hands employed as requisite working ammunition and stores.

10.0am: Lieutenant and Sub Lieutenant RNR joined ship.

Noon: 1 Rating discharged to hospital.

1.20pm: First Part of Port Watch Fall in. Working with ammunition.

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and Second Part of Port till Midnight.

3.0pm: Tested steering gear and found correct.

5.0pm: Landed Liberty-men.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

10.30pm: Patrol returned on board.

11.50pm: Liberty-men returned off leave.

[Coal remaining 3367 tons]

[Drizzle from noon onwards]


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11 February 1918

At Base [through not stated]

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

7.0am: Singled up and made fast tugs.

7.30am: Cast off and proceeded through dock assisted by tugs, engines and helm as requisite.

9.0am: Made fast in Sandon Dock. Finished with Engines.

9.5am: Hands to Breakfast.

10.0am: Cast off in Sandon Dock. Proceeded into River. Engines and Helm as requisite.

10.25am: Tugs cast off.

10.40am: Let go Starboard anchor, 75 fathoms.

10.50am: Finished with engines. Ship swung to Flood.

[Flood Bearings: Victoria Tower S37E Magnetic, Canada Tower N47E Magnetic]

[Ebb Bearings: Victoria Tower S29E Magnetic, Canada Tower N60E Magnetic]

1.15pm: 1 Bugler RMLI joined ship.

6.45pm: 10 Engine Room ratings joined ship.

[Rain and drizzle on and off all day, noon temperature 53F]


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12 February 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0.50am: Let go Port anchor.

3.0am: Anchor Bearings Checked and found correct.

7.0am: Hands fall in. Weighed Port anchor.

7.50am: Swung to flood.

9.25am: Weighed anchor. Engines and helm as requisite.

10.3am: Let go Port anchor 75 fathoms cable. 10.10am: Finished with engines.

11.0am: Anchor Bearings checked and found correct.

[Bearings] Canada Tower N65E(T), New Brighton Tower N49W(T).

[Draught on Leaving: Forward 23’ 9”, Aft 24’ 0”]

1.20pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

1.55pm: Engines and helm as requisite. 2.12pm: Weighed Port anchor and proceeded out of harbour.

2.44pm: Passed Crosby Light Ship. 2.57pm: Passed Formby Light Ship. Stopped Engines.

3.0pm: Discharged Pilot. Half Speed ahead both.

3.21pm: Passed Bar Light Ship. Finished Manoeuvering. Worked up to 75 revs.

3.33pm: Log Streamed. Set Course N54W.

5.35pm: Altered course N78W, log 28.5. All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

7.30pm: South Stack S47E(T) x Skerries N84E(T), altered course S38W, log 54.8.

8.37pm: Carnarvon Bay Light Vessel S48E(T) x South Stack N68E(T).

10.44pm: Bardsey Island Abeam 18.75 miles.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 24 minutes.


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13 February 1918

Lat 50.7, Long -8.7

2.0am: Clocks put back 24 minutes.

2.10am: Tuskar Abeam 16 miles.

6.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

7.0am: Altered course S73W, zigzag 2 points, log 14.8. Type 3 zigzag.

am: Lost overboard by accident Signal Flag Pattern 243.

11.35am: Exercised action. WTD [watertight doors] Closed.

0.15pm: Secured from General Quarters.

6.30pm: Stopped zigzag, log 77.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 312 miles]

[Noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 52F]


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14 February 1918

Lat 48.0, Long -16.3

7.0am GMT: Escort and HMS Manturia [probably HMS Mantua] parted company. Commenced zigzag 2 points, log 58.5.

8.20am GMT: Clocks put back 1 hour 20 minutes to SAT [probably Ship’s Apparent Time] and altered course S74W zigzag Type 3.

3.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

3.30pm: Secured A1 and B1.

7.0pm: Stopped zigzag log 41. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 16 minutes.

11.30pm: A1 and B1 secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 330 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Westerly winds force 4 to 6 for much of the day, sea state rough at times, noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 62F]


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15 February 1918

Lat 47.3, Long -23.9

2.0am: A1 and B1 secured, all other guns cleared away. Clocks put back 15 minutes.

6.0am: Commenced zigzag 2 points Type 3, log 90.1.

8.0am: Stopped zigzag, log 26.6, altered course N78W, log 26.6.

10.12am: Reduce to 70, log 50.8. A and B Groups secured, remainder of guns cleared away.

2.0pm: Passed American steamer bound West.

10.0pm: A and B Groups secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good Various 313 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind from S and W force 5 or 6 in am, N and W force 6 or 7 in pm, sea state rough or very rough all day, barometric pressure falling in am, rising again in pm, noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 62F]


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16 February 1918

Lat 46.5, Long -29.5

2.0am: Clocks put back 4 minutes. Advance to 65 [revs].

2.25am: Reduce to 50. 2.27am: Altered course S20W, log 18.4 to cover fore peak ventilator.

2.37am: Advance to 65 and altered course N74W, log 19.9.

4.0am: A and B Groups secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

pm: Two protective mattresses damaged by sea.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters. Tested Alarm Bells. Read Warrant No 46. 5.20pm: Darken ship.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 11 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good S78W 235 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind NW force 8 at 1am, with sea state high, wind and sea then reducing in am but force 6 or 7 in pm, from WSW, with sea state rough or very rough, noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 64F]


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17 February 1918

Lat 45.2, Long -35.0

2.0am: Clocks put back 11 minutes.

3.0am: A and B Groups secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

6.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

11.0am: A and B Groups secured.

11.0pm: Clock put back 13 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good S71W 242 miles]

[Westerly wind mostly force 6 or 7 until 6pm, sea state rough or very rough for most of day, barometric pressure rising]


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18 February 1918

Lat 43.8, Long -41.4

2.0am: Clocks put back 11 minutes.

3.0am: A and B Groups secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship as requisite. Four protective mattresses damaged by sea.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good S73.5W 287 miles]

[Wind increasing in am from force 4 to 7, force 6 to 7, from NW for most of pm, sea state very rough to high in middle of day, barometric pressure falling until late am, then rising again, noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 67F]


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19 February 1918

Lat 43.8, Long -47.9

1.0am: A and B Groups secured, all other guns cleared away.

2.0am: Clocks put back 11 minutes.

10.30am: A1 and B1 secured, remainder of guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 18 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good N89W 291 miles]

[Wind and sea quieter today but suddenly much cooler, noon temperature 31F, sea temperature 48F, barometric pressure unusually high - up to 30.67 over 57 during early evening]


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20 February 1918

Lat 43.9, Long -55.5

2.0am: Clocks put back 18 minutes.

3.0am: A1 and B1 secured, remainder cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

5.30am: A and B Groups secured, all other guns cleared away, and manned.

5.0pm: Issued slops to Ship’s Company. [Note Slops: Clothing, tobacco, etc., issued from the ship's slop-chest by the paymaster. Unlike "issue", slops must be paid for. WW2aaNavalLife-Customs2.htm ]

[Sounding from 9pm]

7.0pm: F’xle [Forecastle] Guns secured, all other guns cleared away and manned.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good N89.5W 332 miles]

[Wind from S and W force 6 to 8 from 8am to 10pm, mist then rain in pm, sea state rough to high for most of day, barometric pressure falling all day, noon temperature 47F, sea temperature 48F]


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21 February 1918

Lat 43.4, Long -60.5

[Sounding hourly from 1am to 5am]

3.0am: A and B Groups secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

[Sounding half hourly from 0.30pm to midnight]

8.0pm: Passed HMS [space left blank] with Convoy.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good Various 251 miles]

[Wind from N and W force 5 or 6 for much of day, sea state rough through middle of day, barometric pressure rising all day, noon temperature 34F, sea temperature 44F]


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22 February 1918

At Sea [actually going into and out of Halifax Nova Scotia]

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

[Sounding from 0.30am to 6am, every half an hour or so]

1.45am: Housed log 78.3. 2.33am: Streamed log.

3.0am: A and B Groups secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

5.24am: Log 4.8 cleared of ice. 5.32am: Streamed log 4.8.

8.0am: Manoeuvering. Log 26.2. Stopped Engines.

8.7am: Full ahead. Housed log 36.5. Engines and helm as requisite for entering harbour.

8.47am: Passed outer Boom Defence.

8.58am: Passed inner Boom Defence.

9.17am: Let go Port anchor, 3 shackles.

10.0am: Hopper came alongside.

[Draught: Forward 22’ 6”, Aft 23’ 0”]

1.0pm: Hands employed discharging stores and as requisite.

3.30pm: Lieutenant Commander Star joined ship for passage.

4.0pm: Steering gear tested. 4.20pm: Shortened in Cable.

4.40pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded out of harbour, engines and helm and as requisite.

4.50pm: Passed inner boom Defence. 4.58pm: Passed outer boom Defence.

5.25pm: Passed inner Automatic Buoy, set course S20E, Streamed log 26.5.

6.9pm: Altered course S78E, log 37. Passed outer Automatic Buoy.

7.0pm: All guns cleared away, controls tested.

11.0pm: Mines brought to the “Ready”.

[Coal remaining 2114 tons]

[Barometric pressure consistently high, up to 30.62 over 35 at 8am, temperature at 8am -3F, sea temperature 30F, temperature at midnight 15F, sea temperature 37F]


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23 February 1918

Lat 44.8, Long -57.1

2.0am: All guns cleared away, trained and elevated to limits.

3.15am: Housed log 77.4 to clear ice. 3.23am: Streamed log.

5.12 to 5.20am: Housed log 103.1.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship as requisite. All guns cleared away, trained and elevated to limit every hour.

11.0am: F’xle [Forecastle] Guns secured, remainder cleared away, trained and elevated to limits.

3.0pm: A and B Groups secured, remainder cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

5.0pm: Ship’s Company mustered by the Ledger.

5.30pm: Depth Mines put to safe.

10.10pm: Altered course S54E, log 39.3. F’xle guns secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good Various] [no distance given]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[South easterly winds force 4 to 6 in am, force 6 to 8 in pm, snow at times in pm and sea state rough to very rough, barometric pressure dropping markedly during the day, noon temperature 30F, sea temperature 41F]


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24 February 1918

Lat 44.9, Long -40.5

2.0am: Advanced Clocks 13 minutes.

2.30am: A and B Groups secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised.

8.0am: F’xle [Forecastle] Guns secured, all others cleared away, crews exercised, control tested.

10.0am: Divisions, Captain’s Rounds and Inspection, followed by Divine Service.

4.15pm: A and B Groups cleared away and manned.

7.0pm: All guns cleared away and manned, controls tested.

10.0pm: A1 and B1 secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

11.0pm: Advanced Clocks 14 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made N89E 289 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[South Westerly wind force 8-9 at 1am, force 5 or 6 for most of the rest of the day, with sea state rough or very rough, barometric pressure rising all day, noon temperature 37F, sea temperature 44F]


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25 February 1918

Lat 47.0, Long -43.1

2.0am: Clocks advanced 15 minutes.

6.1am: Lat [star] 45 58.5 N, Long [star] 44 55.5 W. All guns cleared away, crews exercised, etc.

6.15am: Mines brought to the ready.

4.0pm: Exercised General Quarters. Closed WTDs [watertight doors]. Exercised out Collision mat etc.

4.28pm: Secure and opened WTDs.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 14 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good Various 353 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Wind and sea quieter today, barometric pressure high and rising, noon temperature 40F, sea temperature 51F]


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26 February 1918

Lat 50.5, Long -35.8

2.0am: Advanced Clocks 15 minutes.

3.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

8.35am: Sighted Convoy.

9.0am: Officers and Mens training classes at Instruction. Hands employed painting as requisite.

9.35am: Challenged. Answer correct USS “San Diego”.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 11 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good Various 366 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather relatively quiet, barometric pressure consistently high, up to 30.60 over 59 at 11pm, noon temperature 47F, sea temperature 58F]


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27 February 1918

Lat 53.2, Long -30.5

2.0am: Clocks advanced 11 minutes.

3.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

6.45am: Commenced zigzag Convoy Type II, log 62.2.

9.0am: Officers and Mens classes at Instruction. Hands employed painting and scraping ship.

4.40pm: Stopped zigzag, log 68.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good N50E 262 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Barometric pressure consistently high, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 58F]


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28 February 1918

Lat 52.6, Long -24.5

2.0am: Clocks advanced 13 minutes.

4.30am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised.

6.10am: Commenced zigzag log 18.4.

6.10pm: Stopped zigzag log 58.1. 8.00 (GMT).

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good Various 257 miles]

[Barometric pressure still high, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 57F]



LOGS FOR MARCH 1918


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[Cover of Copy of Log for March 1918, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 March 1918

Lat 50.5, Long -18.6

2.0am: Advanced Clocks 13 minutes.

3.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

5.35am: Commenced zigzag log 86.9.

6.35pm: Stopped zigzag, log 43.0.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S59.75E 256 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Barometric pressure still high and weather quiet, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 62F]


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[Log page not filled in]


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2 March 1918

Lat 49.5, Long -12.5

2.0am: Advanced Clocks 13 minutes.

2.30am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

5.30am: Commenced zigzag log 71 (6.30 GMT).

6.35am: Challenged. Reply:- Destroyer Escort.

5.25am [presumably should be 7.25am]: Steady course N85E. 7.42am: Resumed zigzag, altered course S85E.

6.30pm: Stopped zigzag, log 33. All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 280 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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3 March 1918

Lat 51.8, Long -6.0

2.0am: Clocks advanced 13 minutes.

2.25am: Commenced zigzag log 38.9 (3.00 GMT),

11.40am: Observed Smalls Light House N88E(T).

1.35pm: Clocks +35 minutes to GMT.

[Sounding from 6pm to 10 pm]

7.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 62.0

9.45pm: Observed South Stack S60E(T).

11.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

[Course and Distance made good: N59.75E 288 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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4 March 1918

At Sea [in fact entering Liverpool, though not stated]

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0.30am: Great Ormes Head S(T) 8.5 miles.

1.13am: Housed log 48.1.

1.45am: Passed Bar Light Vessel. Engines and helm as requisite.

2.0am: Pilot came aboard. Half speed ahead both. Engines and helm as requisite.

3.10am: Let go Starboard anchor in 14.5 fathoms, 78 fathoms cable. 3.18am: Finished with the Engines.

[Anchor Bearings: Occ Red light Buoy S28E(T), Woodside Ferry South end N85W(T)]

8.30am: Weighed anchor. Engines and helm as requisite.

8.50am: Let go Starboard anchor in 11 fathoms, 45 fathoms cable.

9.0am: Hands employed turning in boats etc as requisite. Fog Signals sounded.

11.50am: Ship’s company mustered by the ledger for payment.

1.0pm: Leave to Port Watch till 6pm 11th March.

1.12pm: Shortened in Cable. 1.17pm: Weighed Starboard anchor. Engines and helm as requisite for proceeding to West Float.

2.40pm: Passed Dock gates. Tugs in attendance.

3.0pm: Made fast in Alfred Basin.

4.15pm: Cast off and proceeded to West Float.

5.15pm: Made fast in West Float. Finished with Engines. 5.20pm: Pilot left ship.

6.0pm: Leave to First Part of Port Watch till 7am. [This conflicts with the information given about leave at 1.0pm - should refer to Starboard Watch]

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 194 miles]

[Coal remaining 1184 tons]

[Fog, thick at times, from 8am to 1pm]


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5 March 1918

At Base [aka Liverpool/Birkenhead]

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Libertymen returned on board. Hands employed breasting ship off.

8.10am: Ship secured, hands to Breakfast.

8.45am: Commenced Coaling.

10.15am: Warrant 49 Prisoner left ship for Walton Gaol.

1.0pm: Leave to Second Part of Starboard Watch till 7am.

8.30pm: Midshipman Smith left ship for Hospital.


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6 March 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed as requisite. Liberty-men returned.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Leave to First Part of Starboard Watch till 7am.

9.40pm: Five Ratings joined ship.


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7 March 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.10am: Liberty-men returned off leave.

8.30am: Landed Dental Party.

1.0pm: Leave to Second Part of Starboard Watch till 7am.

6.30pm: Landed Patrol.

9.0pm: Part of Watch employed securing ship.

10.0pm: Ship well secured.

Midnight: Patrol returned.


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8 March 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands fall in. Store Party left ship, Leading Seaman in Charge. Liberty-men returned off leave.

8.50am: Hands employed breasting ship off for coaling.

9.20am: Ship well secured.

1.20pm: Hands employed getting in stores.

5.0pm: Leave to First Part of Watch till 7am.

5.15pm: Landed Patrol.

6.45pm: Ship finished Coaling.

11.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Coal remaining 1131 tons, Received 2650 tons 17 cwt]


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9 March 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed stowing gear. Libertymen returned off leave.

1.0pm: Leave to Second Part of Watch to 7am.

1.15pm: Duty Party of Watch employed as requisite.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

Midnight: Patrol returned.

[Coal remaining: 3760 tons 17 cwt]


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10 March 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship as requisite. Libertymen returned.

9.10am: RC [Roman Catholic] Church Party Landed.

10.0am: Church Party to “Offa”, Sub Lieutenant Hawkins [? - writing indistinct] in charge.

11.30am: RC Church Party returned.

0.30pm: Midshipman Smith returned from Hospital.

1.0pm: Leave to First Part of Starboard Watch till 7am.

6.30pm: Landed Patrol.

11.35pm: Patrol returned on board.


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11 March 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands fall in. Liberty-men returned on board.

9.15am: Midshipman Smith discharged to RN Depot Chatham.

9.30am: 1 Sub Lieutenant RNR joined ship from Portsmouth Depot.

1.15pm: Hands employed with stores as requisite.

4.30pm: Sub Lieutenant White left ship.

5.0pm: Landed Liberty-men.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

6.0pm: Port watch returned off long leave.

Midnight: Liberty-men returned.


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12 March 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

0.10am: Patrol returned aboard.

7.0am: Cast off at West Float, 4 Tugs in attendance, Engine and Helm as requisite.

8.40am: Ship made fast in Alfred Lock.

9.0am: 1 Sub Lieutenant RNR and 1 Marine joined ship from RN Depot Chatham. Hands employed cleaning ship as requisite.

9.38am: Cast off and proceeded into River.

9.45am: Cast off Tugs. Cleared Dock gates and proceeded into Anchorage.

10.15am: Let go Port anchor in 15 fathoms, 75 fathoms cable.

[Anchor Bearings (Magnetic): Rock Light N40W, Canada Tower S88E, Victoria Tower S31E]

11.0am: 1 Seaman discharged to Naval Depot Chatham.

11.45am: Ship swung to Ebb. Anchor Bearings Checked and found correct.

[Anchor Bearings (True) North Wall N10E, Rock Light N61W, Red Light N57E]

[Noon temperature 49F]


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13 March 1918

At Base

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3.30pm: Exercised Abandon Ship stations.

3.50pm: Exercised General Quarters.

4.5pm: Disperse from General Quarters.

6.30pm: Steering Gear tested and found correct.

8.10pm: Shortened in Cable.

8.25pm: Weighed. Engines and helm as requisite for proceeding out of harbour.

9.46pm: Passed Formby Light Ship.

10.39pm: Discharged Pilot.

10.47pm: Set course N78W. 10.47pm: Passed Bar Light Ship. 10.49pm: Streamed patent log. All guns cleared away and manned.

[Misty from 8am onwards, foggy at 11 pm and midnight, noon temperature 50F]


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14 March 1918

Lat 55.6, Long -6.5

1.32am: Point Lynus S(T) 12 miles. Skerries S44W(T), altered course N40W, log 35.8.

2.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

4.18am: Chickens Rock S78E, 13 miles.

5.37.5am: Altered course N1W. Commenced zigzag 2 points, log 1.0. South Rock Light S71W(T) 4.25 miles.

7.5am: Mines out and brought to Ready.

7.6am: 2 Rounds fired from Starboard 6 pounder at suspicious object.

10.40am: Altacarry Light House S84W(T) 1.5 miles.

11.0am: Altered course N16W, zigzag 23 degrees, log 98.3.

6.30pm: Altered course N80W, zigzag 2 points, log 9.6. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

9.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 50.3.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 21 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 212 miles]

[Fog and mist through middle of day, noon temperature 47F, sea temperature 55F]


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15 March 1918

Lat 53.9, Long 15.9

2.0am: Clocks put back 20 minutes. Commenced zigzag 23 degrees, log 48.

3.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

9.0am: Altered course S42W, zigzag 2 points, log 45.2.

10.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 71.7.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 20 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Made Various 385 miles]

[Barometric pressure falling during day, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 60F]


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16 March 1918

Lat 48.2, Long -18.9

1.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

2.0am: Clocks put back 20 minutes.

4.30am: Commenced zigzag 23 degrees, log 85.

6.0am: A1 and B1 secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Saturday Routine.

9.30am: A1 and B1 cleared away.

5.0pm: Altered course S41W, zigzag 22 degrees, log 68.3.

11.0pm: Stopped zigzag, altered course S39W, log 50.2. Clocks put back 5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S18.25W 357 miles]

[Westerly wind force 4 or 5 for much of the day, rain and showers on and off, noon temperature 51F, air temperature 62F]


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17 March 1918

Lat 43.4, Long -21.1

2.0am: Clocks put back 4 minutes.

3.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

5.30am: Commenced zigzag log 42.47.

7.0pm: Stopped zigzag log 29.3.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 6 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S18.75W 304 miles]

[Rain, mist and fog on and off in am and from 9pm, noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 67F]


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18 March 1918

Lat 38.7, Long -23.3

[Not much happening again today as Almanzora heads South and West in rather unremarkable weather, all log entries shown here as an example:]

2.0am: Put Clocks back 5 minutes.

3.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

5.30am: Commenced zigzag 2 points, log 77.0.

6.30am: Routine.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship, and as requisite. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

9.0am: All guns cleared away and manned, controls tested.

10.0am: Officers, Seamen and Boys at Instructions.

1.20pm: Spare hands of watch employed painting.

3.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Tested Alarm Bells.

5.55pm: Darkened Ship and Tested searchlights.

6.0pm: Altered course S34W, zigzag 2 points, log 49.8.

7.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

9.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 92.3.

10.0pm: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 6 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S18.5W 310 miles]

[Noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 70F]


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19 March 1918

Lat 33.3, Long -25.3

5.30am: Commenced zigzag 2 points log 16.8.

9.0am: Officers and Mens training classes at Instructions, remainder of hands employed painting.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 7 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S16.5W 338 miles]

[Barometric pressure relatively high and steady, noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 75F]


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20 March 1918

Lat 29.2, Long -26.7

1.30am: Stopped zigzag log 01.1.

3.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

4.30am: Commenced zigzag, log 44.2.

1.30pm: Watch employed painting as requisite.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 7 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S13.5W 316 miles]

[Noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 74F]


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21 March 1918

Lat 23.0, Long -28.1

2.0am: Stopped zigzag log 50.9.

5.0am: Commenced zigzag 2 points log 94.2.

8.13am: Housed log 34.8 for Inspection. 8.21am: Streamed log.

9.45pm: Housed log 23.7 for Inspection. 9.55pm: Streamed. Log receiver repaired.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 5 minutes.

Midnight: Electric log receiver out of order.

[Course and Distance made good: S13.75W 317 miles]

[Noon temperature 73F, sea temperature 80F]


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22 March 1918

Lat 18.0, Long -29.8

2.30am: Stopped zigzag log 97.2.

3.30am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

5.30am: Commenced zigzag 2 points, log 41.7.

11.20am: Housed log. 11.25am: Streamed Trident log.

1.6pm: Replaced Electric log.

1.20pm: Spare hands of watch employed painting.

2.0pm: Stewards to drill. 2.30pm: Disperse.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Closed WTD [watertight doors]. General Quarters.

4.9pm: Lat 17 10 N, Long 30 4.5 W. Carried out 1” aiming practice.

4.25pm: Disperse, opened WTD.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 4 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S17.25W 316 miles]


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23 March 1918

Lat 12.7, Long -30.7

3.0am: Stopped zigzag, log 42.6.

4.0pm: Exercised Action. Closed WTD [watertight doors]. Carried out 1” Aiming Practice.

4.15pm: Lat 11 44 N, Long [sun] 30 51.5 W.

4.25pm: Disperse from General Quarters, opened WTD.

[Course and Distance made good: S9.75W 323 miles]

[Noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 84F]


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24 March 1918

Lat 7.1, Long -31.5

2.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

11.0pm: Put Clock back 5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S7.5W 339 miles]

[Noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 84F]


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25 March 1918

Lat 1.4, Long -32.3

2.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

5.0pm: Exercised General Quarters. 1” Aiming Practice carried out.

5.20pm: Disperse.

[Course and Distance made good: S8W 343 miles]

[Noon temperature 83F, sea temperature 93F]


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26 March 1918


Lat -4.1, Long -32.9

2.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

3.13am to 3.22am: Housed log 73 for inspection.

10.0am: Engines various to run Paravanes, log 66.9.

10.50am: “The Peak” ENE(T) 24 miles, log 73.5.

10.56am: Finished manoeuvering, secured paravanes, log 74. Engines advanced to 71 [revs].

2.0pm: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested. Training gear “X1” out of order.

5.0pm: Exercised General Quarters. Tested Alarm Bells. Carried out 1” aiming, control firing Port Battery.

5.20pm: Disperse.

6.0pm: Darkened ship and tested searchlights.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 7 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S6.25W 335 miles]

[Noon temperature 83F, sea temperature 93F]


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27 March 1918

Lat -9.1, Long -34.1

2.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

8.54am: Stopped Engines, log 81.6. Housed.

9.0am: General Quarters. Hoisted out Target for firing.

9.10am: Manoeuvering. 9.25am: Carried out 6” firing.

9.55am: Finished target practice. 10.8am: Carried out 6 pounder firing.

10.13am: Finished 6 pounder firing. 10.17am: Disperse.

10.20am: Manoeuvering to pick up target.

10.33am: Hoisted in target. 10.35am: Streamed log. Finished manoeuvering, worked up to 71 [revs]. Set course S30W.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S14W 305 miles]

[Noon temperature 82F, sea temperature 93F]


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28 March 1918

Lat -14.1, Long -36.2

2.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

10.53am to 10.59am: Housed log 17.4.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S21.75W 327 miles]

[Rain on and off in pm, noon temperature 82F, sea temperature 93F]


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29 March 1918

Lat -19.2, Long -38.7

2.0am: Clocks put back 5 minutes.

3.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S25.75W 337 miles]

[Noon temperature 84F, sea temperature 95F]


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30 March 1918

At Base [aka Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -23.1, Long -42.7

2.0am: Clocks put back 10 minutes.

3.14am: Altered course S70W, log 95. All Guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

6.7am: Turning ship for Deviation of Compass, log 36.5.

8.0am: Altered course S80W, log 63.6. Cape Frio [Cabo Frio] Light House S74W(T) 16.5 miles.

9.10am: Altered course N75W, log 80.5.

9.32am: Cape Frio Light House N(T) 2.75 miles, log 83.4.

Noon: Negra Point N2W(T) x Raza Island [Ilha Rasa] Light House W(T)

1.16pm: Maricas Island [Ilha Maricas] N(T) x Raza Island W(T).

1.20pm: Watch employed preparing ship for harbour.

1.45pm: Mines returned to store.

2.11pm: Housed log 47.4.

2.30pm: Commenced manoeuvering, engines and helm as requisite for entering harbour.

2.53pm: Let go Starboard anchor, 60 fathoms.

2.5pm: Finished with the Engines.

[Anchor bearings Enchadon [?] Island N53W(T), Fort Villegagnon FS [probably Flag Staff] S19W(T)]

[Draught: Forward 20’ 0 “, Aft 24’ 0”]

[Course and Distance made good: Made Good Various 340 miles]

[Coal remaining 1971 tons]

[Noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 89F]


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31 March 1918

At Base

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

8.50am: Divisions and Divine Service. Captain’s Rounds and Inspection.

9.20am: Landed RC [Roman Catholic] Church Party.

0.30pm: RC Church Party returned.

4.0pm: Leave to Port Watch till 10pm.

6.45pm: Landed Patrol, 1 PO and 6 men.

10.30pm: Liberty-men and Patrol returned on board.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Peak temperature 89F, at 8pm]



LOGS FOR APRIL 1918


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[Cover of Copy of Log for April 1918, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Blank page]

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[Page not filled in]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 April 1918

[Location not filled in on this page]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

6.30am: Water boat made fast Port side.

9.0am: Officers and Seamen at Instructions. Remainder of Hands employed as requisite.

1.20pm: Hands employed cleaning No 3 hold and as requisite.

4.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 10pm.

6.0pm: Patrol landed. Brazilian Cruiser left harbour.

10.20pm: Liberty-men returned on board.

Midnight: Patrol returned on board.

[Peak temperature 90F at noon]


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2 April 1918

At: Base

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

9.0am: Officers and Mens classes at Instructions. Remainder of Hands employed as requisite cleaning out holds, painting, etc.

6.0pm: Brazilian Destroyer left harbour.

6.30pm: Water Boat left ship.

[Peak temperature 90F, at 4pm]


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3 April 1918

At: Base

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

6.0am: Brazilian Destroyer entered harbour.

7.15am: Water Boat made fast Port side.

1.15pm: Steering gear and Telegraphs tested. Found correct.

1.30pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

3.30pm: Set sea watches.

4.0pm: General issue of soap and tobacco to Ship’s Company.

4.45pm: Shortened in.

5.0pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded out of harbour, helm and engines as requisite.

5.19pm: Passed Boom Defence. 5.25pm: Passed Fort.

5.29pm: Set engines to 53 [revs]. 5.38pm: Set course S45W.

6.0pm: Darkened Ship and tested searchlights.

6.16pm: Streamed log 47.4. Redonda abeam S28E(T) 1 mile. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

8.3pm: Raza Island [Ilha Rasa] Light abeam 8 miles.


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4 April 1918

Lat -24.0, Long -46.3 [Position corrected from that shown in log as Lat -24.1, Long -46.7 is on dry land and information in the log puts ship in Santos, the harbour of Sao Paulo]

3.0am: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

4.42am: Observed Boi Point [Ponta do Boi] Light S77W(T).

5.0am: Exchanged pendants with Brazilian Cruiser.

6.34am: Boi Point N(T) 2.5 miles.

9.0am: Officers and Mens classes at Instruction. Remainder preparing ship for harbour.

9.18am: Porto Island Light House S(T) 3.5 miles.

Noon: Altered course N85W, log 32.7. Moella Island [Ilha da Moela] Light House W(T) 4.5 miles.

0.27pm: Moella Island Light House N(T) 0.75 miles. 0.37pm: Housed log 37.6.

0.38pm: Commenced manoeuvering. 1.3pm: Stopped Engines. Pilot boarded.

1.8pm: Engines and helm as requisite for proceeding up river.

3.15pm: Ship secured alongside Shed 4.

[Draught: Forward 20’ 10”, Aft 24’ 8”]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 191 miles]

[Rain at times in am, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 92F]


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5 April 1918

At Base [aka Santos]

Lat -24.0, Long -46.3

6.30am: Part of Watch preparing ship for taking in cargo.

2.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

2.30pm: Liberty Party Landed.

6.30pm: Liberty Party returned aboard.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 19 miles]

[Temperature peaked at 84F at 4pm]


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6 April 1918

At Base

Lat -24.0, Long -46.3

am: Saturday Routine.

9.0am: Hands employed painting and cleaning ship.

2.30pm: Liberty Party landed.

6.30pm: Liberty Party returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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7 April 1918

At Base

Lat -24.0, Long -46.3

7.15am: Held Holy Communion.

9.0am: Communion and Divine Service, Captain’s Rounds.

1.30pm: Liberty Party Landed.

7.0pm: Liberty Party returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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8 April 1918

At Base

Lat -24.0, Long -46.3

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

9.0am: Training classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands cleaning ship’s side, painting and as requisite.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Rain and drizzle from noon onwards, peak temperature 79F at 4pm]


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9 April 1918

At Base

Lat -24.0, Long -46.3

5.0am: Tested steering gear and telegraphs.

6.0am: Hands employed singling up.

6.30am: Pilot arrived aboard. Tug made fast.

6.40am: Cast off. Engines and helm as requisite.

7.55am: Cast off tug.

8.0am: Made fast at 22 wharf.

8.15am: Ship secured alongside. Finished with the engines.

9.15am: Party of Petty Officers landed.

9.0pm: Petty Officer landing party returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Rain, heavy at times, at 4am and all pm, peak temperature 76F at noon]


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10 April 1918

At Base

Lat -24.0, Long -46.3

9.0am: Officers and Mens classes at Instructions.

10.0am: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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11 April 1918

At Base

Lat -24.0, Long -46.3

9.0am: Hands employed painting and as requisite.

1.0pm: Tested steering gear and telegraphs. Found correct.

1.20pm: Hands employed painting ship.

2.30pm: Finished taking in cargo.

3.30pm: Hands to tea.

4.0pm - 4.20pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

4.25pm: Pilot came on board. 4.35pm: Tug made fast.

4.43pm: Cast off and proceeded down river, Engines and helm as requisite.

4.50pm: Cast off tug,

5.18pm: Passed outer Fort. 5.33pm: Discharged Pilot. Half speed ahead.

5.28pm: Finished manoeuvering, worked up to 62 [revs]. Set course S70W.

6.12pm: Moella Island [Ilha da Moela] Light House N(T) 1.3 miles.

8.0pm: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

8.40pm: Altered course S85E, log 68.8. Porto Island Light S(T) 4.5 miles x Boi Point [Ponta do Boi] Light N83E(T).

10.40pm: Boi Point Light N5W(T) 4 miles, log 92.9, altered course N69E. All Guns cleared away and manned, controls tested.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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12 April 1918

At Sea [actually entering Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -23.1, Long -42.7

2.0am: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

9.30am: Training classes at Instructions, remainder of hands employed preparing ship for harbour.

9.46am: Redonda Island abeam 0.75 miles.

10.18am: Engines and Helm as requisite for entering harbour.

10.35am: Passed outer Boom. 10.40am: Passed inner Boom.

10.48am: Stopped Engines. 10.52am: Let go Port anchor in 12 fathoms, 60 fathoms cable.

11.0am: Finished with Engines. Hands employed as requisite.

[Anchor Bearings: Fiscal Island N76W(T), Villegagnon FS [Flag Staff] S17W(T)]

[Draught: Forward 25’ 0“, Aft 24’ 9”]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 210 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Rain at times in early am, noon temperature 75F]


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13 April 1918

At Base [aka Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -23.1, Long -42.7

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. 2 Signal Ratings landed for shore duties.

8.40am: USS “Pittsburgh” arrived and made fast to buoy.

10.45am: Water boat made fast Port side.

1.30pm: Leave to Port Watch till 10pm.

3.35pm: Brazilian man-o-war "Rio Grande Dosul" [probably Rio Grande do Sul] arrived in harbour.

6.30pm: Patrol landed.

10.40pm: Liberty-men returned. Patrol and Signal Ratings returned from shore duties.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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14 April 1918

At Sea and Base

Lat -23.1, Long -42.7

7.0am: Tested steering gear and telegraphs. Found correct.

8.0am: HMS “Ebro” and Convoy proceeded out of harbour.

9.15am: Shortened in Cable. 9.32am: Weighed anchor and shifted Berth. Engines and helm as requisite.

9.35am: Let go Port anchor 45 fathoms.

9.50am: Finished with engines.

[Anchor Bearings: Rat Island N75W(T), Calhabuco Point S67W(T).

10.0am: Divisions and Captain’s Rounds. 10.15am: Divine Service.

11.0am: Ship’s Company mustered by Open List.

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 10pm.

5.30pm: Brazilian destroyer proceeded out of harbour.

10.30pm: Liberty-men and Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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15 April 1918

At Base

Lat -23.1, Long -42.7

5.30am: Ship swung to Ebb. Ship’s Head NxW. Steering gear tested.

6.45am: HMS Orvieto proceeded alongside quay.

6.55am: Weighed anchor. Engines and helm as requisite for shifting berth.

7.20am: Brazilian destroyer arrived in harbour.

7.3am: Made fast to Buoy.

8.0am: Coal lighters came alongside.

8.40am: Commenced coaling.

1.20pm: Hands employed scraping and painting ship.

2.0pm: Payed [sic] monthly advance to ship’s company.

4.0pm: Leave to Port Watch till 10pm.

5.30pm: Brazilian destroyer proceeded out of harbour. Ceased coaling for the day.

6.30pm: Landed Patrol.

10.0pm: Liberty-men returned.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Coal remaining 1514 tons]


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16 April 1918

At Base

Lat -23.1, Long -42.7

7.0am: Resumed coaling. Hands employed as requisite.

7.30am: Brazilian destroyer arrived.

9.0am: Training classes at Instructions, remainder of hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

10.0am: USS “Cincinnatte” [sic - Cincinnati] arrived.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

2.15pm: Completed with coal 780 tons.

4.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 10pm.

5.10pm: Brazilian destroyer proceeded out of harbour.

6.30pm: Landed Patrol.

10.0pm: Liberty-men and Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal remaining 2276, 780 Received]


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17 April 1918

At Base

Lat -23.1, Long -42.7

7.45am: Brazilian Destroyer arrived in harbour. Water boat came alongside.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship. Officers at Instructions.

11.25am: Admiral Capperton USN visited ship.

1.20pm: Hands employed taking in cargo, and as requisite.

3.35pm: Water boat left ship.

4.0pm: Leave to Port Watch till 10pm.

6.0pm: Hands employed painting and working cargo.

6.30pm: Landed Patrol.

10.0pm: Liberty-men returned.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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18 April 1918

At Base

Lat -23.1, Long -42.7

7.30am: HMS City of London entered harbour.

9.0am: Training Classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

4.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 10pm.

4.30pm: Finished working cargo.

5.35pm: Brazilian Destroyer proceeded out of harbour.

6.30pm: Landed Patrol.

7.0pm: Resumed working cargo.

10.0pm: Liberty-men returned aboard.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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19 April 1918

At Base

Lat -23.1, Long -42.7

3.45am: Finished working cargo in No 3 hold.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

7.30am: Resumed working cargo.

10.0am: Five signalmen left to join Convoy.

[Draught on Leaving: Forward 26’ 0”, Aft 26’ 6”]

0.30pm: Finished taking in cargo.

1.20pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

1.35pm: Navigating Officer of “City of London” joined ship for passage. Sub Lieutenant Morrison left ship for Convoy.

2.0pm: Cast off from Buoy and proceeded to sea, engines and helm as requisite.

2.20pm: Passed inner Boom Defence. 2.27pm: Passed outer Boom Defence.

2.30pm: Set course S23E. Advance to 53 [revs].

3.52pm: Streamed log 25.7. Reduce to 49.

4.30pm: All guns cleared away, circuits tested.

5.45pm: Darkened ship and tested searchlights.

7.0pm: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

9.31pm: Cape Frio [Cabo Frio] Light abeam 8.75 miles.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 11 minutes.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Temperature at 4pm 87F, sea temperature 90F]


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20 April 1918

Lat -22.4, Long -40.0

2.0am: Clocks advanced 11 minutes.

3.0am: All Guns cleared away, controls tested.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 205 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Apart from this log just records routine matters, changes in course and speed and fact that all guns are cleared away. Noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 93F]


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21 April 1918

Lat -18.6, Long -38.2

2.0am: Clocks advanced 6 minutes

3.0am: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

10.0am: Divisions, Captain’s Rounds and Inspection, followed by Divine Service.

10.15am: Sighted vessel bearing NE.

10.40am: Challenged. Reply HMS “Orotava”.

[Course and Distance made good: N23.5E 249 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Rain, heavy at times, on and off until 1pm, noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 93F]


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22 April 1918

Lat -15.1, Long -36.3

[A quiet day at sea, in unremarkable weather, heading North and East, all log entries shown here as an example:]

2.0am: Clocks advanced 8 minutes.

2.50am: Reduce to 60 [revs]. All guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

3.45am: Reduce to 56. 3.57am: Advance to 58.

5.45am: Reduce to 56, log 60.5.

6.30am: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

7.46am: Lat 15 27.5 S, Long [sun] 36 45.5 W.

9.0am: Officers and Mens classes at Instructions, remainder of hands employed cleaning ship.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers.

10.0am: Classes resume instructions, Hands their work.

11.0am: All Guns cleared away, controls tested.

11.30am: Advance to 58, log 20.7.

0.23pm: Reduce to 56. log 30.3. 0.42pm: Advance to 58, log 33.6.

1.9pm: Altered course N36E. Reduce to 56, log 38.6.

1.45pm: Advance to 57, log 45.

2.11pm: Advance to 58, log 49.6.

2.56pm: Reduce to 57, log 57.9.

3.0pm: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

3.40pm: Advance to 58, log 65.8.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters and Tested Alarm Bells.

4.44pm: Reduce to 56.

5.50pm: Darkened Ship and Tested searchlights.

6.0pm: Lat [star] 14 6.5 S, Long [star] 35 56 W.

7.0pm: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

9.42pm: Advance to 58, log 90.

11.0pm: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

Midnight: Reduce to 56.

[Course and Distance made good: N27.25E 238 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Noon temperature 81, sea temperature 95F]


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23 April 1918

Lat -11.2, Long -34.8

2.0am: Clocks advanced 7 minutes.

6.10am: Sighted vessel bearing N.

9.40am: Half speed ahead both, log 50.5. Altered course N36E.

9.42am: Stopped engines, housed log 59.8. Sea boat left to board SS “Eurydamse”[?] and discharge 2 signal ratings.

9.45am: Half ahead both. Commenced manoeuvering.

10.4am: Sea boat returned and hoisted.

10.5am: Finished manoeuvering, engines worked up to 65 [revs]. Streamed log 29.8. Set course N36E.

1.20pm: Spare hands of watch employed painting.

[Course and Distance made good: N21E 247 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Noon temperature 82F, sea temperature 96F]


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24 April 1918

Lat -7.9, Long -33.1

2.0am: Clocks advanced 6 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N27.75E 224 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Another routine day at sea. Noon temperature 82F, sea temperature 95F]


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25 April 1918

Lat -4.5, Long -31.4

2.0am: Clocks advanced 7 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N26.25E 227 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Another quiet day heading North and East, with all guns cleared away, rain at times in pm, noon temperature 82F, sea temperature 94F]


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26 April 1918

Lat -0.8, Long -30.8

2.0am: Clocks advanced 5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N8E 228 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Another day when log just records routine matters and changes in speed and course, crossed the Equator in pm but no special note in log. Noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 95F]


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27 April 1918

Lat 3.2, Long -29.8

[Course and Distance made good: N14.25E 243 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Numerous changes in speed and course shown in log but nothing else of note]


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28 April 1918

Lat 7.1, Long -29.0

2.0am: Clocks advanced 5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N12.5E 245 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Log records routine matters for a Sunday, with changes in speed and course. A bit more wind today, force 4 in am, force 3 to 5 in pm, from NE, noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 93F]


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29 April 1918

Lat 10.9, Long -28.2

2.0am: Clocks advanced 4 minutes.

6.30am: Hands aired bedding.

9.40am: Tested smoke apparatus.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers.

10.10am: Hands resumed work and Instruction and Inspection of Bedding.

1.20pm: Watch employed painting as required.

[Course and Distance made good: N11.5E 229 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Winds force 3 or 4 all day, noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 89F]


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30 April 1918

Lat 14.9, Long -27.4

2.0am: Clocks advanced 3 minutes.

5.45am: Sighted portion of Convoy bearing NE. Advance to [number missing off edge of page]

8.35am: HMS Marmora came alongside.

8.44am: Boat left ship. Half ahead both.

1.20pm: Watch employed painting, and as requisite.

[Course and Distance made good: N10.75E 245 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind force 3 or 4 all day, noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 88F]



LOGS FOR MAY 1918


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[Cover of Copy of Log for May 1918, signed by E Aikman, Navigating Officer, Approved by W Tarrant]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 May 1918

Lat 18.7, Long -27.0

2.0am: Advanced Clocks 2 minutes.

6.35am: Sighted vessels bearing NNW.

7.10am: Exchanged pendants with HMS "Ebro".

8.15am: Commenced zigzag, log 15.9

9.15am: Reduce to 52 and stopped zigzag, log 26.

10.14pm: Used steam steering gear.

11.0am: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

11.36am: Telemotor repaired. Steam gear disconnected.

1.0pm (2.0 GMT) Commenced zigzag, log 53.7. 1.20pm: Housed log for Inspection, log 62.7. Spare hands of Watch employed painting.

1.26pm: Log streamed 63.7. Rotator lost.

5.0pm: Issue of Soap and Tobacco to Ship’s Company.

6.17pm: Stopped zigzag, log 9.8.

11.15pm: Moon rise.

[Course and Distance made good: N6E 230 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind force 3 in am, force 3 or 4 in pm, noon temperature 73F, sea temperature 85F]


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2 May 1918

Lat 22.5, Long -26.7

2.0am: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

6.16am: Commenced zigzag, log 32.3.

[Course and Distance made good: N4.75E 228 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind force 3 or 4 all day, noon temperature 72F, sea temperature 85F]


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3 May 1918

Lat 26.3, Long -25.6

0.15am: Moonrise.

2.0am: Clocks advanced 5 minutes.

3.0am: All Guns cleared away and manned, controls tested.

1.20pm: Watch employed painting and as requisite.

4.0pm: General Quarters. Closed WTD [watertight doors]. Out Collision Mat.

4.35pm: Disperse, opened WTD. Read Warrant 57.

4.7pm to 5.4pm: Manoeuvering. Speed 60 [revs].

7.22pm: Stopped zigzag, log 20, straight course.

[Course and Distance made good: N14E 238 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 83F]


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4 May 1918

Lat 30.0, Long -24.5

2.0am: Advanced Clocks 4 minutes.

5.30am: Commenced zigzag, log 23.8.

1.0pm: Regina d’Italia left Convoy.

1.20pm: Watch employed painting and cleaning ship as requisite.

7.25pm: Stopped zigzag and reduce to 58, log 68.5. [numbers at end on next page]

[Course and Distance made good: N14.25E 229 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Wind force 3 or 4 all day, noon temperature 70F, sea temperature 81F]


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5 May 1918

Lat 33.7, Long -23.4

2.0am: Advanced Clocks 5 minutes.

4.30am: Altered course N30W, log 60.5. Commenced zigzag Type 2.

7.30pm: Stopped zigzag, log 14.5. All Guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

[Course and Distance made good: N15.25E 227 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Wind force 4 or 5 all day, noon temperature 68F, temperature 79F]


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6 May 1918

Lat 36.3, Long -22.2

2.0am: Advanced Clocks 5 minutes.

3.0am: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

4.35am: Altered course N30E. Commenced zigzag Type 2. Advance to 57 [revs], log 7.0.

7.35pm: Altered course N31E. Stopped zigzag, log 64.5.

[Course and Distance made good: N14.25E 222 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Wind force 4 or 5 for most of am, quieter in pm, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 77F]


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7 May 1918

Lat 40.1, Long -21.1

1.0am: All Guns cleared away and crews exercised and controls tested.

2.0am: Clocks advanced 5 minutes.

3.30am: Moonrise.

4.40am: Commenced zigzag, log 56.8. Advance to 57 [revs]. Altered course N30E.

8.10pm: Stopped zigzag, log 24.4.

11.0pm: Advanced Clocks 5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N13.5E 235 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 74F]


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8 May 1918

Lat 44.4, Long -18.2

2.0am: Advanced Clocks 6 minutes.

2.30am: All Guns cleared away and manned, controls tested.

3.51am: Altered course N43E, zigzag Type 2, reduced to 57 [revs]. log 5.2.

9.0am: Officers and Mens classes at Instruction. Remainder of hands employed painting decks.

7.51pm: Reduced to 55. Stopped zigzag, log 82.8.

11.0pm: Advanced Clocks 9 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 243 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Winds force 3 or 4 in am, force 4 or 5 in pm, mist then rain in pm, noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 73F]


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9 May 1918

Lat 46.8, Long -13.3

2.0am: Advanced Clocks 10 minutes.

3.0am: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

4.9am: Advance to 57 [revs]. Commenced zigzag Type 2, log 68.8.

7.15am: Stopped zigzag. Reduce to 55, log 2.4.

7.20am: Fog Buoy streamed.

8.0am: Patent log foul of fog buoy. Housed both to clear.

8.10am: Resumed zigzag, advance to 59.

10.5am: Sighted USTBD "Beale", exchanged pendants.

0.40pm: Mines brought to the “Ready”, adjusted to 80ft.

5.45pm: Advance to 57, log 11.6. Mines put to safe.

6.36pm: Mines brought to the ready.

8.10pm: Mines to safe. Stopped zigzag and Reduce to 55, log 38.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N55.75E 249 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Heavy dew in early am, fog and mist from 5 to 10 am, noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 71F]


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10 May 1918

Lat 49.0, Long -8.6

2.0am: Advanced Clocks 11 minutes.

3.0am: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

3.31am: Commenced zigzag, log 12.

4.20am: Sighted and challenged destroyer escort.

4.34am: Housed log 23. 4.51am: Streamed log 23. Received despatches. Destroyers in Company.

[Sounding from 5.30 to 11.30am]

9.0am: Officers and Mens training classes at Instructions. Remainder of hands employed painting.

3.25: Challenged destroyers. Reply HMTBD "Loyal", "Nereus", "Onslow", “Larne”. [some doubt about last ship as on edge of page]

4.31pm: Stopped zigzag, log 48.1.

5.31pm: Altered course N40E, log 60. Resumed zigzag.

6.0pm GMT: Ship’s clocks advanced 29 minutes to GMT.

9.0pm: Reduce to 55. Stopped zigzag log 91.9.

[Course and Distance made good: N53.75E 236 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Misty from 8pm onwards, noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 70F]


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11 May 1918

At Sea

Lat 51.4, Long -3.7 [estimated position based on information in log]

2.0am: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

[Frequent sounding from 3am to 10am]

4.0am: Commenced zigzag, log 67.2.

5.0am: Worked up to full speed.

5.6am: Altered course S80E, log 79.2, zigzag 20 degrees.

6.0am: All Guns manned, controls tested.

9.35am: Observed Helwick Light Vessel N60E(T).

11.20am: Scarweather Light Vessel N8E(T).

Noon: Stopped zigzag.

0.30pm: Nash Point High Light House N(T) 2.25 miles.

0.50pm: Mines to safe.

1.10pm: Housed log 8.5.

1.53pm: Let go Starboard anchor in 6 fathoms and 45 fathoms cable.

2.3pm: Pilot came on board.

2.5pm: Advanced Clocks 1 hour to Summer Time.

[Anchor Bearings, Magnetic: Treharue [?] Point Flagstaff N60W, Barry Pier Head Light N6W]

3.0pm: Hands employed securing boats and as requisite.

6.0pm: Hands employed preparing ship for harbour.

6.42pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded up Channel, helm and engines as requisite.

7.40pm: Used stern steering wheel.

8.45pm: Entered dock.

9.30pm: Finished with the Engines.

9.45pm: Ship well secured.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Coal remaining 755 tons]

[Misty on and off for most of day, noon temperature 55F, sea temperature 65F]


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12 May 1918

At Base [location somewhat unclear but appears, from information in log the day before, to be Barry Docks in Wales, this is confirmed by information in log when leaving port on 11 June]

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

7.0am: Paid Starboard Watch monthly payment. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

9.0am: Liberty-men proceeded on long leave. Read Warrant No 56.

1.30pm: Leave to First Part of Port Watch till 10pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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13 May 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

6.0am: 4 Ratings discharged to RN Hospital.

9.0am: Hands employed as requisite, cleaning ship, getting hatches ready for discharging cargo.

11.30am: Paid money to remainder of Ship’s Company.

1.20pm: Hands employed painting and as requisite.

3.30pm: Leave to Part of Watch till 7am.

5.0pm: Liberty-men proceeded on night leave.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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14 May 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

6.30am: Routine. Resumed working cargo. 1 Marine Sergeant joined ship from Deal Barracks.

4.0pm: Leave to Part of Watch till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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15 May 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

9.0am: Hands employed painting and as requisite.

10.0am: 1 Fireman and 1 Greaser returned from HMS Eagle.

5.0pm: Leave to Part of Watch till 7am.

9.30pm: Finished working cargo for the night.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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16 May 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

6.0am: Resumed working cargo.

1.20pm: Hands employed working stores and as requisite.

2.30pm: Started coaling.

4.0pm: Leave to Part of Watch till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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17 May 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

7.0am: Two seamen and greaser joined ship from depot.

10.45am: 1 Donkeyman MMR [Mercantile Marine Reserve] left ship for HMS Eagle.

11.0am:1 Steward MMR joined ship from hospital Portsmouth.

4.0pm: Leave to Part of Watch till 7am.

4.45pm: SNTO [Senior Naval Technical or Transport Officer?] visited ship.

5.55pm: SNTO left ship.

6.30pm: Hands employed breasting off ship.

9.30pm: Finished working cargo for the day.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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18 May 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

7.0am: Hands employed as requisite. Liberty-men returned aboard.

9.0am: Hands employed getting in stores and as requisite.

1.0pm: Leave to Second Part of Watch till 7am. Duty Part employed provisioning ship.

3.0pm: Admiralty survey.

7.0pm: Patrol landed.

11.0pm: Patrol returned aboard.


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19 May 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

10.0am: Church parties landed.

1.0pm: Leave to First Part of Watch till 7am.

6.30pm: Finished working cargo for the night.


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20 May 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

6.0am: Resumed working cargo.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Leave for Part of Watch till 7am.

2.0pm: HMS Macedonia left for sea.

2.15pm: Finished working cargo in all hatches.

[Temperature peaked at 79F at 8pm]


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21 May 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

8.0am: Started Coaling ship.

9.0am: Hands employed taking in ammunition and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed getting in stores.

Funeral party landed at 2pm, 11 men and 2 Officers.

5.0pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7am.

7.30pm: Funeral Party returned.

[Temperature peaked at 80F at 4pm]


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22 May 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

9.0am: Hands employed drawing stores, cleaning out holds and as requisite.

9.30am: 2 Stewards and 1 Carpenter Rating joined from HMS Eagle.

pm: Hands employed taking in stores and as requisite.

4.0pm: Leave to Part of Watch till 7am.

6.0pm: Finished Coaling for the day.

[Temperature peaked at 80F at noon, having been 78F at 4am]


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23 May 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

6.30am: Resumed Coaling.

7.0am: Hands employed as requisite. Liberty-men returned off night leave.

11.0am: 3 Ratings left ship to join HMS Eagle.

2.0pm: Hands employed getting in stores and as requisite.

5.0pm: Leave to Part of Watch till 7am.

[Raining all day, noon temperature 60F]


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24 May 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

3.0am: 1 Seaman rating joined ship from Chatham Depot.

6.25am: HMS Onslow arrived in basin.

1.30pm: Payed [sic] Port Watch monthly payment.

2.0pm: Hands employed working stores as requisite.

6.10pm: Port Watch proceeded on long leave. Starboard Watch returned off long leave.

[Temperature peaked at 61F at 8pm]


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25 May 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Leave to Second Part of Watch till 7am.

[Peak temperature 62F, at 4pm, rain in evening]


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26 May 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship as requisite. Liberty-men returned.

10.5am: Landed Church Party.

0.30pm: Church Party returned aboard.

1.0pm: Leave to First Part of Starboard Watch till 7am.

[Rain all am, noon temperature 59F]


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27 May 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

7.0am: Hands employed clearing up decks as requisite. Liberty-men returned.

4.0pm: Leave to Second Party of Starboard till 7am.

[Coal remaining 2373 tons, Received 1891 tons] [though completion of coaling not mentioned in log]

[Peak temperature 64F, at 4pm]


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28 May 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship as requisite. Liberty-men returned.

Noon: Leave to First Part of Starboard till 7am.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

[Peak temperature 72F at 4pm]


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29 May 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

am and pm: Hands employed as requisite.

4.0pm: Leave to Second Part of Starboard Watch till 7am.


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30 May 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

6.30am: Commenced working ballast.

Noon: Leave to First Part of Starboard till 7am.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Landed Liberty-men.

5.30pm: Finished working ballast for the day.

[Peak temperature 69F at 8pm]


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31 May 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

6.0am: Started working ballast.

7.0am: Routine. Hands employed clearing up decks and as requisite. Liberty-men returned.

8.0am: Breakfast.

10.0am: Monthly payment to Watch Aboard.

4.0pm: Leave to Second Part of Starboard till 7am.

5.0pm: Finished working ballast for the day.

[Fresh water expended 31 + 80 tons (used during time in dock for flushing tanks etc)]

[Temperature peaked at 80F, at 4pm]



LOGS FOR JUNE 1918


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[Cover of Copy of Log for June 1918, signed by E Aikman, Navigating Officer and W Tarrant, Acting Commander RNN [sic, presumably should be RNR] in command]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 June 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

6.0am: Started working ballast.

6.45am: 16 Engine Room Ratings joined ship from Depot.

Noon: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.0pm: Leave to Part of Watch till 7am.

1.30pm: Finished working ballast for the day.

9.0pm: 3 Junior Engineer Officers joined ship.

[Peak temperature 78F, at 8pm]


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2 June 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

6.30am: Resumed moving ballast.

7.0am: Hands employed clearing up decks. Sunday Routine.

10.15pm: Church Party landed.

Noon: Leave to Second Part of Watch till 7am.

1.0pm: Church Party returned.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

[Peak temperature 72F, at 4pm]


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3 June 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

7.0am: Hands employed as requisite. Resumed moving ballast. Liberty-men returned.

10.0am: Ordered steam on capstans.

Noon: Leave to First Part of Starboard Watch till 7am.

1.20pm: Hands employed clearing up holds.

[Peak temperature 75F, at 8pm]


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4 June 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

3.0am: 20 Seamen Ratings joined ship from RN Depot Chatham.

6.0am: 16 MMR [Mercantile Marine Reserve] ratings joined ship from HMS Eagle.

7.0am: Routine. Hands employed as required. Liberty-men returned off night leave.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning holds as requisite.

1.0pm: Finished working ballast.

4.0pm: Leave to Second Part till 7am.

[Peak temperature 68F, at 4pm]


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5 June 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

7.0am: Hands employed as requisite, liberty-men returned aboard.

10.50am: Discharged 21 Ratings to Depot.

1.20pm: Hands fall in. Hands employed cleaning up holds, and as requisite.

2.0pm: Midshipman Walker left ship.

4.0pm: Leave to First Part of Watch till 7am.


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6 June 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Liberty-men returned aboard.

10.25am: 1 MMR rating discharged to hospital.

10.40am: Sub Lieutenant Haultain left ship.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Leave to Second Part of Starboard Watch till 7am.

4.0pm: Lieutenant Commander Aikman joined ship.

7.0pm: Port Watch returned off leave.

[Peak temperature 65F, at 5pm]


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7 June 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

5.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for shifting berth.

6.0am: Cast off. Shifted berth to coal tips, assisted by two tugs.

7.50am: Ship secured.

8.30am: Started Coaling ship.

9.0am: Hands employed securing ship.

10.30am: 4 MMR ratings joined ship from depot.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7am.

3.15pm: 16 Signal ratings joined ship from Devonport Depot.

4.0pm: Hands employed securing ship.

5.0pm: Leave to First Part of Starboard Watch till 7am.

6.0pm: 1 Midshipman RNR joined ship.

[Coal remaining 2232 tons]

[Rain in am, peak temperature 68F at 4pm]


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8 June 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite. Liberty-men returned aboard.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite. Saturday Routine.

11.20am: Finished Coaling.

1.0pm: Hands employed preparing for shifting ship.

2.5pm: Left coaling tips, 2 tugs in attendance.

3.30pm: Secured ship alongside.

4.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and First Part of Port till 7am.

[Peak temperature 64F at 4pm]


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9 June 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

9.15am: RC [Roman Catholic] church party landed.

10.30am: RC church party returned.

1.0pm: Leave to Port Watch and First Part of Starboard till 7am.

[Peak temperature 58F at noon]


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10 June 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

7.0am: Hands employed as requisite. Liberty-men returned.

8.0am: 1 Signal rating joined ship from Chatham Depot.

9.40am: Commenced Coaling Starboard Pockets.

11.15am: 1 Rating brought aboard by escort from Liverpool.

0.20pm: 1 Signal rating discharged to Chatham Depot.

1.20pm: Hands employed with stores and as requisite.

4.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till Midnight.

6.30pm: 1 Officer joined ship.

7.30pm: Steering gear and telegraphs tested.

8.15pm: 2 Steward ratings joined ship.

10.15pm: Sub Lieutenant Seal left ship.

Midnight: Liberty-men returned.

[Coal remaining 3615 tons, Received 1440 tons]


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11 June 1918

At Base

Lat 51.4, Long -3.3

8.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

8.30am: Discharged Ship’s Cook to Eagle. Made fast tugs.

8.40am: Cast off and proceeded out of dock, helm and engines as requisite.

9.20am: Ship made fast in lock. 9.35am: Cast off and proceeded.

9.55am: Let go tugs. Full ahead both.

10.0am: Altered course S51W. Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

10.40am: Altered course S87W. Slow ahead. “Swung ship”, helm and engines as requisite.

11.15am: Finished adjusting compasses. Proceeded to the Anchorage, helm and engines as requisite.

11.40am: Let go Port anchor in 10 fathoms, 60 fathoms cable.

0.20pm: Discharged Pilot.

1.30pm: Hands employed securing boats, and getting out PVs [paravanes], preparing ship for sea and as requisite.

[Anchor Bearings: Sully Island N84E, Bendrick Rock N37W, Nells Point N70W]

[Draught Forward 23’ 9”, Aft 24’ 11”]

3.0pm: Put Clocks back 30 minutes.

3.2pm: Worked Engines and helm as requisite to clear ship astern. 3.30pm: Ship swung to Flood.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Tested alarm bells.

4.30pm: Clocks put back 30 minutes to GMT. Steering gear tested and found correct.

5.0pm: Shortened in cable. 5.40pm: Weighed anchor. Engines and helm as requisite for proceeding.

6.5pm: Passed Breaksea Light Vessel.

6.12pm: Stopped engines. 6.15pm: Half ahead both. Finished manoeuvering.

6.25pm: Advance to 70 [revs]. Closed WTD [watertight doors].

6.35pm: Course S69W. 7.0pm: Depth charges ready and set to 80ft. All guns cleared away and manned.

7.20pm: Nash Light House Abeam 2.5 miles. 7.31pm: Streamed log 00.

8.48pm: Stopped both. Housed log 8. Depth charges put to safe.

9.40pm: Worked up to full speed. Streamed log 8. Commenced zigzag 20 degrees.

9.45pm: Mines put to “Ready”.

10.30pm: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

11.35pm: Lundy Island Light Abeam 11 miles.

Midnight: Altered course S89W, zigzag 20 degrees, log 43.5.

[Noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 75F]


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12 June 1918

Lat 50.4, Long -9.1

0.12am: Manoeuvering. Engines and Helm as requisite. Log 46.5.

0.21am: Resumed Course S89W, log 49. 0.30am: Commenced zigzag 20 degrees, log 51.

3.0am: All guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

7.50am: Fired 1 round from Port 6 pounder at suspicious object.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Restowing hawsers.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 20 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 235 miles]

[Barometric pressure relatively high and rising slowly, noon temperature 60F, sea temperature 72F]


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13 June 1918

Lat 47.2, Long -15.8

2.0am: Clocks put back 20 minutes.

3.0am: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 20 minutes.

11.10pm: Struck submerged wreckage. Lat 45 25 N, Long 18 25 W. Stopped Engines. Closed WTD [watertight doors],

11.15pm: Slow Ahead. Steady Course S72W, log 43.4.

11.40pm: Half ahead both, log 48. Opened WTD.

Midnight: Concussion reported by Engineer Commander to be due to coal gas explosion. [bottom of page signed W Tarrant]

[Course and Distance made good: 234 degrees, 326 miles]

[Barometric pressure high and steady, noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 77F]


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14 June 1918

Lat 43.4, Long -20.6

1.0am: Resumed zigzag, log 67.1.

2.0am: Clocks put back 20 minutes.

3.0am: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

10.28am: Sighted vessels bearing SE.

11.35am: Challenged. Reply correct.

10.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 60.4. All Guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 228 degrees, 302 miles]

[Noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 79F]


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15 June 1918

Lat 38.5, Long -22.4

1.0am: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

2.0am: Clocks put back 5 minutes.

2.50am: Resumed zigzag 2 points, log 17.8.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Saturday Routine.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 6 minutes. Stopped zigzag, log 04.5.

[Course and Distance made good: 198 degrees 307 miles]

[Noon temperature 71F, sea temperature 80F]


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16 June 1918

Lat 33.5, Long -24.0

3.30am: Commenced zigzag 2 points, log 67.9.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Sunday Routine.

10.0am: Divisions. Captain’s Rounds and Inspection.

10.30am: Divine Service.

11.0am: All Guns manned, controls tested.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 6 minutes.

Midnight: Stopped zigzag, log 49.

[Course and Distance made good: 195 degrees 309 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon temperature 73F, sea temperature 83F]


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17 June 1918

Lat 28.6, Long -28.4

3.0am: Commenced zigzag 2 points, log 90.3.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 5 minutes.

Midnight: Stopped zigzag, log 78.

[Course and Distance made good: 193 degrees 304 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 85F]


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18 June 1918

Lat 23.6, Long -26.6

4.30am: Commenced zigzag 2 points, log 39.3.

Noon: Housed log for Inspection, 43.3. 0.20pm: Streamed log 43.3.

4.5pm: Hands exercised Physical Drill.

5.0pm: Monthly issue of clothing to Ship’s Company.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 193 degrees 306 miles]

[A slightly windier day - force 4 or 5, mostly Easterly, noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 87F]


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19 June 1918

Lat 18.6, Long -27.9

[A fairly typical day at sea, apart from problems with the patent log, all log book entries shown here as an example:]

1.0am: Stopped zigzag log 15.8.

1.16am: Housed log for Inspection. Electric log found to be out of order. 1.30am: Streamed.

3.0am: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

4.30am: Resumed zigzag, log 60.

6.0am: All Guns manned, controls tested.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.6am: Replaced Electric log 8.2.

9.0am: Officers, Seamen and Boys at Instructions. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

10.0am: Altered course S28W, zigzag 2 points, log 33.9. Divisions and Prayers.

10.10am: Resumed instructions and work.

11.0am: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

1.20pm: Watch employed as requisite.

3.0pm: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Tested Alarm Bells.

6.40pm: Darkened Ship. All Guns manned, controls tested.

7.10pm: Electric log out of order 57.4,

8.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 68.4.

8.49pm: Replaced Electric log 79.3.

9.30pm: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 4 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 193 degrees 309 miles]

[Wind force 5 all day, mostly E and ENE, noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 87F]


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20 June 1918

Lat 13.6, Long -29.0

5.0am: Commenced zigzag, log 92.8.

8.0pm: Stopped zigzag, log 98.5.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 4 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 192 degrees 312 miles]

[Wind force 4 or 5 for most of day, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 91F]


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21 June 1918

Lat 8.3, Long -30.1

10.8pm: Sighted vessel bearing SW.

10.13pm: Altered course South, log 62.3

10.20pm: Resumed course S30W, log 64.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 6 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 192 degrees 318 miles, Distance through water 325 miles]

[Rain at times in pm, noon temperature 83F, sea temperature 95F]


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22 June 1918

Lat 3.3, Long -31.0

11.0pm: Clocks put back 4 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 190 degrees 309 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[A quiet day heading South and West, with all guns cleared away, noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 94F]


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23 June 1918

Lat -1.9, Long -32.6

11.0pm: Clocks put back 6 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 197 degrees 322 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Another day when nothing much happened, noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 94F]


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24 June 1918

Lat -7.1, Long -33.7

11.30am: Sighted Vessel bearing South.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 4 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 192.5 degrees 321 miles, Through Water 318 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 95F]


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25 June 1918

Lat -12.0, Long -35.3

2.0am: Clocks put back 4 minutes.

8.55am: Slow both engines. Housed log 93.7.

9.5am: Streamed Target. 9.10am: Engines to 70 [revs]. Helm as requisite for carrying out 1” aiming practise.

10.15am: Finished firing. 10.30am: Hoisted in Target.

10.40am: Set course S40W, Streamed log 93.7. Engines to 70.

11.30am: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

pm: Coal worked out of No 3 hold. Limber boards and pipe casing found blown adrift, bearing out Engineer Commander's report of 13th June. [Signed W Tarrant]

7.50pm: General Quarters. Closed WTD [watertight doors].

7.55pm: Commenced Manoeuvering, log 20.4.

8.0pm: Carried out Night Firing. 8.18pm: Ceased firing.

8.19pm: Resumed course S40W, log 25.2. Opened WTD. 8.28pm: Disperse.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 4 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 198.5 degrees 305 miles, Through water 318 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Noon temperature 82F, sea temperature 93F]


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26 June 1918

Lat -16.6, Long -37.5

2.0am: Clocks put back 4 minutes.

6.0am: Commenced zigzag 2 points, log 59.2.

11.0am: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

Noon: Stopped zigzag, log 39.9.

3.0pm: A1 and B1 secured, all other guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

10.0pm: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised, and controls tested.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 205 degrees 305 miles, Through Water 317 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Southerly wind force 5 or 6 from noon, sea state rough at times in pm, rain in middle of day, noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 92F]


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27 June 1918

Lat -21.0, Long -39.4

2.0am: Clocks put back 5 minutes.

6.0am: All Guns manned, controls tested.

6.25am: Sighted Vessel Bearing W.

9.20pm: Cape St Thomé [Cabo São Tomé] Abeam (N17W), log 84.3.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 9 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 203 degrees 288 miles, Through water 304 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Noon temperature 72F, sea temperature 88F]


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28 June 1918

At Sea [actually coming into Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

2.0am: Clocks put back 9 minutes.

2.25am: Cape Frio [Cabo Frio] Light Abeam 11 miles, altered course N76W, log 66.7.

7.50am: Housed log 45.1. Commenced Manoeuvering. Helm and Engines as requisite.

8.5am: Passed Fort Large. 8.17am: Boom Defence passed.

8.35am: Let go Port anchor, 60 fathoms. 8.45am: Finished with engines.

[Anchor Bearings, Magnetic: Feiticcisas [?] Beacon N28W, Rat Island N88W, Fort de Villegagnon S18W]

[Draught: Forward 18’ 6”, Aft 23’ 82]

8.55am: Officer of the Guard came aboard.

9.20am: Captain went ashore on duty.

1.20pm: Hands employed cleaning out holds and as requisite.

3.0pm: HMS Bristol arrived and anchored.

5.30pm: Brazilian Destroyer proceeded out of harbour.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Coal remaining 2056 tons]


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29 June 1918

At Base [aka Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

6.25am: Brazilian Destroyer arrived in harbour.

7.40am: Water boat made fast Port side.

10.0am: Mr Boyce WO [Warrant Officer] left ship for Orvieto. Father Kelly RC [Roman Catholic] joined ship.

1.10pm: Signal Ratings left ship for Convoy duties.

3.0pm: Set sea watches. 3.30pm: Tested telegraphs and steering gear, found correct.

3.50pm: Water boat cast off. 3.52pm: Shortened in cable.

4.0pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded out of harbour, engines and helm as requisite.

4.24pm: Passed inner Boom Defence. 4.30pm: Passed outer Fort.

4.32pm: Finished Manoeuvering. Half speed ahead 70 [revs]. Set course S10W.

4.42pm: Streamed log 48.1. 5.12pm: Redonda Island S15W, 1 mile, log 54.

5.25pm: Darkened Ship and Tested Searchlight.

6.0pm: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

6.30pm: Guaratiba Light N13W 7.5 miles.

6.40pm: Altered course S70W, log 74.8.

9.30pm: All Guns cleared away, crews exercised and controls tested.

[Number on sick list: 14]


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30 June 1918

At Sea [actually going into Santos, the harbour for Sao Paulo]

Lat -24.0, Long -46.3

2.17am: