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Ex-German CARL SCHURZ. Pendant Nos. M.85 (on coming into service), MI.63 (1.18), MI.35 (4.18). Built 1912, 5,978grt, 15.5kts, owned by Elders & Fyffes. Armament: 6-6in, 2-3pdr.  Crew (7.15): 27 officers & 190 crew (bi). In service 21.11.14-17.1.20. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. (British Warships 1914-1919)

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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.

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THE VOYAGES OF HMS CHANGUINOLA 1914-1919
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

JP map overview

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

LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1914


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LOG of HMS CHANGUINOLA

Commanded by Commander Brocklebank RN

For the period commencing Twenty-fourth of December 1914

Ending Sixth of March 1915

Tonnage (Displacement): 6011

Extreme Length: 411ft

Extreme Breadth: 51ft


Engines: Manufacturer: Wallsend Slipway Co

IHP: 5300 on trial

Description: Vertical triple Exp reciprocating

When fixed on board: 1912


Boilers: Manufacturer: Wallsend Slipway Co

Description: Cylindrical Multitubular

When made: 1912

When put in vessel: 1912


Paddle Wheels or Screw Propeller: Manufacturer: Strue[?] & Co

Description: Twin screw

General State of Repair: Good


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Establishment of Ship’s company:

Officers 19

Seamen 110

Boys –

Marines 22

Engine Room Establishment 37

Other non-executive ratings 33

Total 221


Armament:

Bow: One 6” Quick Fire PII

Fore Deck Port & Starboard: Two 6” Quick Fire PII

Fore Lower Bridge Port & Starboard: Two 3-pounder Hotchkiss

After Deck Port & Starboard: Two 6” Quick Fire PII

Poop: One 6” Quick Fire PII


Miscellaneous Information:

No of tons of coal carried with bunkers full: 1650


Signed: Ar H Reade, Navigating Officer



Changuinola Poopgun

Six inch gun mounted on the poop of HMS Changuinola.
To see the position of the gun, click for the image at the bottom of this page
(with thanks to Su Startin)

THE VOYAGES OF HMS CHANGUINOLA
Operations on Northern Patrol 1914-1915

JP map Changuinola 1914-15

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24 December 1914

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

Ship commissioned by Commander Brocklebank RN

Advance party of 10 hands joined

Officers & men on Christmas leave


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25 December 1914


At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7


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26 December 1914


At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7


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27 December 1914


At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7



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28 December 1914

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

7.30pm: Lieut Shuler arrived with draft of 120 Seamen & Marines from Portsmouth


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29 December 1914

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

11.00am: Hands employed taking in stores & as requisite

8.00pm: Hands employed turning ship around. Pilot and two tugs assisting.

10.00pm: Re-moored ship in berth

11.00pm: Fine cloudy weather


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30 December 1914

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

3.30am: Fine & overcast

9.00am: Taking in 50 Tons bunker coal

10.30am: Hands employed taking in stores etc

2.30pm: Finished bunkering

5.00pm: Set in heavy rain

11.00pm: Moderate gale & rain


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31 December 1914

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

1.00am: Weather moderating

7.30am: Overcast & dull rainy appearance

9.00am: Hands employed taking in stores & as required

11.00am: Fine clear weather

11.00pm: Wet & threatening

Midnight: Coal on change 1623 Tons, Oil on change 1500 gallons



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1915


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1 January 1915

[At Avonmouth]

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

7.00am: Hands turned to

8.00am: Strong wind - threatening rain

8.00am: Hands employed clearing holds & cleaning ship

11.00am: Passing heavy squalls of wind & rain

2.00pm: Hands employed taking in stores & as required

4.00pm: Weather moderating

5.00pm: Shore leave granted

5.30pm: HMS MOTAGUA moored alongside

8.00pm: Weather getting worse. Rain

11.00pm: Similar wind & weather


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2 January 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

8.00am: Hands employed taking in ammunition & as required

9.30am: Weather moderating

11.30am: Fine clear weather

2.00pm: Sky overcast & wind increasing

5.00pm: Finished taking in ammunition

8.00pm: Overcast & rain

11.00pm: Light breeze & calm


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3 January 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

3.00am: Light breeze, overcast & showery

8.00am: Crew employed cleaning ship & as required

10.15am: Crew ceased work

11.30am: Light variable breeze. Overcast & rain


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4 January 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

4.00am: Moderate breeze, dull & cloudy

7.30am: Fresh breeze, clear. Passing clouds

10.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

11.00am: Moderate breeze. Clear to cloudy

2.00pm: Hands employed rigging derricks & clearing out magazines

4.00pm: Fine & cloudy weather

8.00pm: Two more ratings joined, a shipwright & cooper

11.00pm: Light breeze. Fine & cloudy


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5 January 1915

At Avonmouth

Lat 51.5, Long -2.7

4.00am: Cloudy & wind variable

7.30am: HMS PATIA left

8.30am: Hands rigging ammunition hoists & preparing for sea

11.30am: Overcast & rain

7.00pm: Fine clear weather

Midnight: Fine clear weather

Sick list 1


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6 January 1915

From Avonmouth

3.30am: Fine & clear

8.00am: Hands to stations. Singled up. Tugs in attendance

8.45am: Left berth

9.25am: Made fast in locks

10.20am: Cast off & proceeded

10.30am: Entered River. Cast off tugs & proceeded. Pilots orders.

11.57am Flatholm abeam

Noon: Fresh wind. Dull cloudy weather

12.30pm: Passed Breaksea Light Vessel

12.45pm: Stopped for gun trials. Engines as required

1.54pm: Completed gun trials. Proceeded toward Walton Bay full speed

2.56pm: Breaksea Light Vessel abeam

3.40pm: Flatholm abeam

4.58pm: Stopped & anchored in Walton Bay

5.15pm: Tug came alongside

5.45pm: Tug left for shore

7.25pm: Tug returned with 1 Steward

8.30pm: Moderate breeze, overcast & rain

9.00pm: Tug left with dock yard hands

10.45pm: Ship swung to Ebb

11.30pm: Dull & overcast

Sick list 2


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7 January 1915

From Avonmouth

4.00am: Calm & hazy with drizzling rain

7.30am: Calm, overcast & rain - hazy

10.30am: Tug alongside with 3 stokers

10.48am: Anchor aweigh

10.55am: Proceeded

11.45am: Light Vessel abeam

11.48am: Decreased to 6 knots: foggy weather

12.38pm: Stopped to discharge Pilot in Barry Roads

12.47pm: Pilot left, proceeded

12.57pm: Breaksea Light Vessel abeam

1.43pm: Nash Lighthouse abeam

4.00pm: Moderate breeze & sea - hazy & drizzling rain

5.03pm: Lundy abeam 9 miles

6.27pm: St Govans Light Vessel abeam 9.5 miles

8.00pm: Strong wind & rough rising sea, squally with hail & rain, clear weather

9.00pm: Smalls Light abeam 19 miles

11.00pm: Strong wind & heavy sea, ship pitching - clear weather

Sick list 3


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8 January 1915

From Avonmouth

Lat 51.4, Long -9.4

3.30am: Strong head wind, rough sea, ship pitching

5.30am: Big Cotton Light [?Ballycotton Island Light] bearing N64E

5.50am: Old Head of Kinsale Light bearing N49E

7.30am: Moderate gale & heavy sea, ship pitching, violent hail & rain squalls

8.15am: Old Head of Kinsale abeam 9 miles

9.30am: Crew employed fitting topping lifts, preparing collision mats & as required

10.00am: Galley Head abeam 6 miles

11.10am: Stags Rocks abeam 4.5 miles

11.30am: Moderate gale & heavy sea, overcast with heavy squalls, pitching heavily

12.52pm: Fastnet Lighthouse abeam 2 miles

1.57pm: Brow Head abeam 3.5 miles

3.55pm: Bull Rock abeam 8 miles

4.00pm: Moderate gale, heavy sea, ship labouring heavily, heavy squalls

4.00pm: Warrants 1 & 2 read

4.33pm: Bull Rock abeam 5 miles

5.23pm: Skelligs bearing 4 points

6.00pm: Skelligs abeam 6miles

8.00pm: Moderate gale with fierce squalls

11.00pm: Moderate gale & heavy sea with heavy squalls

Sick list 4


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9 January 1915

From Avonmouth

Lat 54.8, Long -10.3

2.30am: Observed Slyne Head Light bearing N50E

3.24am: Slyne Head bearing N74E

4.00am: Strong wind & cloudy, frequent rain squalls

4.11am: Slyne Head abeam 7 miles

5.35am: Clare Island abeam 36 miles

8.12am: Black Rock Light abeam 10 miles

8.30am: Wind & sea decreasing, violent squalls

11.30am: Strong wind & rough sea

3.30pm: Strong wind, sea moderate, heavy rain clouds

7.30pm: Moderate wind & sea, clear cloudy weather

11.00pm: Light wind, moderate sea, overcast & cloudy

Sick list 5


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10 January 1915

From Avonmouth

Lat 59.1, Long -8.2

1.40, 2.00 & 2.30am: Sounding

3.10am: Telemotor gear broke down. Engines as required to steer to

4.10am: After steering gear in use

4.30am: Moderate breeze, following sea, hazy & rain squalls

7.30am: Moderate wind & sea, overcast & gloomy & drizzling rain

10.10am: Changing from steam to telemotor gear

10.40am: Telemotor in order

10.30 & 11.00pm: Sounding

Sick list 5


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11 January 1915

Lat 59.7, Long -8.4

1.22pm: Altered course to North to signal steamer. Signalled HMS HILARY on patrol

2.20pm: Sighted Battle Squadron bearing South, 9 Battle ships

3.40pm: Telemotor steering gear broke down

4.00pm: Steering gear repaired

6.00pm: Observed searchlights of battle squadron bearing SE

9.50pm: Altered course to South. Full speed in pursuit of Steamer

10.20pm: Spoke Norwegian barque EROS of Mandal bound Norway to Newport USA

Sick list 3


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12 January 1915

From Avonmouth

Lat 59.2, Long -10.0

2.08pm: Sighted steamer, altered course to NNE. Engines & courses as required

2.30pm: Stopped & spoke Norwegian SS HANSA of Bergen in ballast

2.47pm: Proceeded full speed

Sick list 4


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13 January 1915

From Avonmouth

Lat 60.1, Long -7.1

7.30am: Telemotor gear broke down, using after hand gear

6.00pm: Crew employed securing guns & preparing for bad weather

Sick list 6


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14 January 1915

From Avonmouth

Lat 60.1, Long -7.1

5.00am: On patrol line

3.00pm: Wind shifted to WNW

3.30pm: Working party employed rigging derrick for boarding boat

10.00pm: Sounded

Sick list 6


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15 January 1915

From Avonmouth

Lat 59.4, Long -6.6

1.00 & 1.40am: Sounding

4.50am: Sighted Steamer’s light bearing ENE, steered various courses towards her

5.30am: Signalled Norwegian SS SIF from Gothenburg to New York, pulp & general cargo

Noon: Sounded

12.15pm: Sighted steamer on port bow & bore down for her

1.00pm: Stopped & spoke SS CURRE [?GURRE] of Copenhagen

1.50pm: Proceeded toward lee of Sulisker [Sula Sgeir], SS CURRE following

4.00pm: Stopped off Sulisker

4.30pm: Manned boarding boat

4.40pm: Took boat inboard again, sea too rough, & signalled SS CURRE “Follow me till daylight”

5.15pm: Sulisker bearing N70W 2 miles

5.50pm: Read Warrant No 3

11.00pm: Various revolutions to keep station with SS CURRE

Sick list 6


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16 January 1915

From Avonmouth

Lat 59.6, Long -6.3

0.30am: Turned round & signalled to SS CURRE to follow

1.00am: Received signal from SS CURRE: Going to heave to, too rough to turn. She then hove to & immediately after proceeded full ahead. We followed on various courses & speeds

5.00am: Signalled to SS CURRE to heave to & reduced speed to 40 Revolutions, making course NE. SS CURRE on starboard quarter

1.07pm: Sulisker bearing S9E

2.00pm: Sounded

2.12pm: Sulisker abeam 14 miles

5.00pm: On line of patrol

Sick list 7


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17 January 1915

From Avonmouth

Lat 59.7, Long -7.6

12.17pm: Sighted Steamship on port quarter, altered course towards her

12.35pm: Altered course to N55E. Made HMS HILARY

Sick list 8


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18 January 1915

From Avonmouth

Lat 60.3, Long -6.8

9.00am: Observed Steamship bearing S76W

9.15am: Altered course to SW toward steamer

9.45am: Stopped, sent boarding boat away

11.00am: Recalled boat & sent off prize crew, Sub Lieut Peat RNR in charge

Noon: Boat returned - taken in board. SS FREY of Bergen

Sick list 8


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19 January 1915

From Avonmouth

Lat 60.3, Long -7.7

8.30am: Exchanged signals with HMS HILARY

4.00pm: Secured forward guns

Sick list 10


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20 January 1915

From Avonmouth

Lat 60.1, Long -6.6

8.48am: Stopped & spoke British SS PERSEANA bound from Baltimore to Leith, allowed her to proceed [possibly SS PERSIANA? Online sources vary as to whether this ship was sold and renamed in 1914 or 1915.]

10.45am: Reduced to 65 Revs, making heavy weather

2.00pm: Sighted Steamship on starboard bow

2.50pm: Spoke SS BALTIC from Jarn with grains

3.15pm: Standing by steamer awaiting instructions from Commander in Chief

5.40pm: Signalled instructions to SS BALTIC to proceed to Kirkwall

11.40pm: Sighted vessel on starboard bow, altered course to SE toward her

Midnight: Various courses towards vessel

Sick list 9


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21 January 1915

From Avonmouth

Lat 60.0, Long -7.1

1.15am: Signalled SS RIO JANEIRO [?RIO DE JANEIRO] Ardrossan to Kirkwall, allowed her to proceed

12.30pm: Ship labouring very heavily

2.00pm: Crew employed securing gear

9.00pm: Ship lying to Northerly gale throughout watch, pitching & rolling heavily

Sick list 8


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22 January 1915

Lat 60.5, Long -9.6

2.00am: Hove to

9.10am: Turned & course set S68E. Increased to 90 revs.

Sick list 7


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23 January 1915

From Avonmouth

Lat 60.1, Long -8.9

11.45am: Observed Steamship bearing ESE

11.50am: Signalled HMS BAYANO

12.15pm: Observed Steamship on port bow

12.40pm: Signalled HMS MANTUA bound North

Sick list 8


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24 January 1915

From Avonmouth

Lat 60.1, Long -9.0

1.45am: Sighted Steamship on port bow, altered course to SSE

2.10am: Stopped & spoke SS HAMMERSHUS Copenhagen to Havana via Kirkwall, general cargo, allowed to proceed

5.40am: Sighted Steamship on starboard bow, various courses towards her

6.40am: Spoke Norwegian SS NEGUS Tyne dock to Portland Maine, allowed to proceed

10.20am: Divisions, read prayers & Articles of War

3.00pm: Ship pitching & shipping water forward

Sick list 9


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25 January 1915

From Avonmouth

Lat 60.3, Long -7.2

8.15am: Sighted Steamship & altered course towards her

9.00am: Spoke HMS DIGBY

9.23am: Sighted Steamship on starboard bow, altered course towards her

10.50am: Stopped, boarded & put prize crew on board SS EUROPA New York to Aalborg, cargo wheat, directed her to go to Kirkwall under command of Mid Pearse

Sick list 7


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26 January 1915

From Avonmouth

Lat 60.5, Long -8.4

12.20pm: Observed sailing ship on starboard bow, altered course to N10W

1.30pm: Stopped & put prize crew on board, Sub Lt Percival RNR in command. Ship SONGVIG of Christiansand [Kristiansand], Chile to Malmo, cargo saltpetre, directed to proceed to Kirkwall

2.30pm: Boat returned, proceeded

3.25pm: Sighted Steamship, altered course towards her

3.57pm: Stopped & signalled SS FRUTERA New York to Gothenburg, general cargo

4.00pm: Boarded & directed master to call at Kirkwall

5.05pm: Boat returned, proceeded

Sick list 7


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27 January 1915

From Avonmouth

Lat 60.6, Long -7.8

9.05am: Sighted ship SONGVIG

9.10am: Altered course toward her

9.40am: Stopped & sent provisions to prize crew

10.20am: Proceeded

Sick list 6


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28 January 1915

From Avonmouth

Lat 60.1, Long -8.6

8.35am: Sighted ship

8.40am: Altered course to N6W

9.02am: Stopped & spoke Norwegian Barque FORMOSA Norway to Pensacola, ballast, allowed to proceed

9.04am: Proceeded

Sick list 4


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29 January 1915

From Avonmouth

Lat 60.0, Long -8.7

6.30am: Sighted Steamship on Port bow, altered course toward her

6.35am: Spoke British SS TUDOR PRINCE, Leith to New York, ballast, allowed to proceed

7.30am: Spoke HMS DIGBY

8.10am: Sighted ship

8.40am: Stopped, boarded & put prize crew on board ship CORNLIEBANK in charge of Sub Lieut Inglis RNR, orders to proceed to Kirkwall

10.25am: Proceeded

11.30am: Altered course to speak to Steamship, SS FREMONA of Dundee, Tyne to Portland USA, general cargo, allowed to proceed

1.20pm: Signalled HMS MOTAGUA

Crew employed overhauling boats & falls

4.27pm: Sighted Steamship

4.32pm: Altered course S32W, proved to be one of patrol steering SE

9.50pm: Sighted Steamship, bearing S by W

10.20pm: Stopped, sent boat with boarding officer & prize crew in command of Mid Hayward, orders to proceed to Kirkwall under protest from master [name of ship not recorded]

11.55pm: Proceeded

Sick list 5


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30 January 1915

From Avonmouth

Lat 59.5, Long -8.9

9.55am: Sighted [HMS] CLAN MCNAUGHTON bearing S50W

12.15pm: Sighted Steamship

12.30pm: Altered course to N/W & spoke SS SCHWEIGAARD from Reykjavik to Liverpool with fish, allowed to proceed

2.00pm: Sighted Steamship

2.30pm: Signalled HMS AMBROSE

Sick list 5


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31 January 1915

From Avonmouth

Lat 59.3, Long -3.1

4.26am: Sighted Steamship bearing N70E

4.37am: Altered course to N82E & signalled SS NATAL Copenhagen to Cardiff, general cargo

4.50am: Allowed to proceed

11.25am: Sighted Noup Head bearing S64E

1.10pm: Increased to 90 revs on account of tide rips, courses as required

2.15pm: Rorthesholm [?Rothiesholm] abeam

3.15pm: Came to with Port anchor (Kirkwall)

4.53pm: Tug came alongside with 1 prize crew from HMS PATUCA & 1 for HMS AMBROSE

6.05pm: Tug brought off Sub Lieut Percival & Midshipman Hayward & 2 prize crews

6.15pm: Tug left

7.10pm: Tug alongside with prize crew from HMS CEDRIC. Tug lay alongside all night

Sick list 5



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1915


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1 February 1915

From Avonmouth

Lat 59.5, Long -3.1

Anchored overnight at Kirkwall

6.00am: Hands washing down

8.00am: Weighed anchor

8.10am: Anchor aweigh, proceeded

8.25am: Kirkwall Lighthouse abeam

9.20am: Increased to 78 revs. Courses & engines as requisite

11.25am: Noup Head Lighthouse abeam bearing N84E 1.5 miles. Course set N19E, zigzagging

Noon: Altered course to N29E

12.35pm: Sighted HMS CEDRIC bearing NW/N, altered course toward her

12.57pm: Stopped & sent on board HMS CEDRIC’s prize crew

1.55pm: Proceeded

2.35pm: Noup Head abeam S/E

Hands securing gear

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.45pm: Sighted Sule Skerry bearing S31W

6.00pm: Sule Skerry abeam 8 miles distant

7.30pm: Cape Wrath bearing S17W

8.45pm: Cape Wrath abeam, altered course to S51W. Reduced to 65 revs

9.40pm: Cape Wrath bearing S40E

Midnight: Took log in

Sick list 4


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2 February 1915

From Avonmouth & Kirkwall to Loch Ewe

Lat 58.0, Long -5.5

1.00am: Sighted HMS PATUCA

1.10am: Stopped, HMS PATUCA sent boat

1.25am: Sent HMS PATUCA's prize crew & rating for HMS HILDEBRAND on board

1.30am: Proceeded

6.20am: South Ear Light abeam 4 miles

7.50pm: Rudh Re [Rua Reidh] bearing S24W

9.40am: Came to with starboard anchor

10.15am: Let go port anchor

11.30am: Hands preparing to coal

12.45pm: Collier came out but weather too bad to come alongside

11.00pm: Tug came alongside with collier & left immediately

Sick list 4


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3 February 1915

At Loch Ewe

Lat 57.8, Long -5.7

8.00am: Hands employed rattling down & overhauling boats

10.30am: Received orders to shift berth

10.45am: Weighed port anchor

1.30pm: Hove in on starboard chain

1.50pm: Ship dragging, let go port anchor & veered to 3 shackles on both & signalled for assistance of tug, having only port engine

2.55pm: Tug FLYING BUZZARD took tow rope

Weighed anchors & proceeded with port engine. Tug assisting

3.47pm: Cast off tug

4.12pm: Let go port anchor

4.15pm: Let go starboard anchor

4.30pm: Collier SS GREENBATT fast alongside

5.45pm: Commenced coaling

7.15pm: Ceased coaling for the night

Sick list 4


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4 February 1915

At Loch Ewe

Lat 57.8, Long -5.7

6.45am: Hands resumed coaling ship

1.00pm: Tug arrived with mails

8.00pm: Hands ceased coaling for the night

9.00pm: Hove up starboard anchor

Midnight: Tug came alongside bringing three prize crews, 2 officers & 1 bag mail

Sick list 6


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5 February 1915

At Loch Ewe

Lat 57.8, Long -5.7

7.45am: Hands resumed coaling ship

9.40pm: Let go starboard anchor

10.30pm: Finished coaling for the night

Sick list 6


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6 February 1915

At Loch Ewe

Lat 57.8, Long -5.7

4.15am: General quarters to repel reported submarine

6.00am: Secured guns, except forecastle & poop

7.30am: Secured forecastle & poop

8.10am: Resumed coaling

10.00am: Received orders to shift berth

10.20am: Hove short on port anchor & weighed starboard

11.15am: Cast Collier off

11.30am: Weighed & proceeded, engines as required

Noon: Came to in 17 fathoms water

12.15pm: Collier fast alongside

3.15pm: Store ship KOLINO fast alongside

3.30pm: Taking in stores

4.50pm: Finished taking stores & KOLINO left

5.30pm: Let go port anchor

8.00pm: Ceased coaling for the night

Sick list 7


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7 February 1915

At Loch Ewe

Lat 57.8, Long -5.7

6.30am: Hands resumed coaling ship

10.30pm: Hands ceased coaling for the day

Sick list 7


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8 February 1915

At Loch Ewe

Lat 57.8, Long -5.7

7.30am: Hands resumed coaling

Noon: Finished coaling

12.30pm: Collier cast off. Hands unrigging coaling gear & preparing for sea

4.36pm: Anchor up, proceeded

5.30pm: Rudh Re [Rua Reidh] bore S53W 6 miles

6.30pm: South Ear Light abeam

7.15pm: Tiumpan Light abeam

8.28pm: Butt of Lewis Light abeam 7 miles

Sick list 5


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9 February 1915

From Loch Ewe to Patrol

Lat 59.8, Long -5.2

10.35pm: Altered course to N77E to new patrol


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10 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.1, Long -7.5

3.15pm: Sighted sailing vessel bearing W0.5S steering West by South

Sick list 8


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11 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.1, Long -7.3

6.45am: Sighted steam trawler FLORENCE DOMBEY bound NNE

9.45am: Sighted Steamship bearing W0.5S

10.15am: Signalled HMS PATIA

11.00am: Sighted Steamship bearing N11W, altered course to NNE

11.45am: Stopped, boarded Norwegian SS SONGA of Bergen. New Orleans to Denmark with oil cake, awaiting instructions

Crew employed scraping boat deck

0.45pm: Boat returned, hoisted in. Cruising round SS SONGA awaiting instructions

2.10pm: Sent prize crew on board in charge of Mid Pearse to proceed to Kirkwall [Midshipman Pearse’s name is variously spelled “Pearse”,“Pearce” and “Pierce” in the logs. He is referred to as Cyril A Pearse in “The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War: The Northern Patrol, 1914-1918”, Navy Records Society. National Archives, Ref ADM 340/108/22, confirm the “s” spelling, which has therefore been used throughout the edited logs, regardless of how it has been spelled in the original.]

2.50pm: Proceeded

3.10pm: Sighted Steamship

3.20pm: Signalled HMS ALSATIAN steering South

6.20pm: Altered course to N55E approaching steamer

6.40pm: Resumed course S82E as steamer was in communication with another Patrol ship

Sick list 8


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12 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.1, Long -6.9

8.30am: Sighted Steamship bearing SW, altered course towards her

9.00am: Stopped, sent boarding boat away, boarded SS HERMES of Drammen, Galveston to Gothenburg, cargo cotton

9.30am: Boat returned, allowed Steamship to proceed to Kirkwall

9.50am: Stopped to rig collision mat chain

10.00am: Signalled HMS OROPESA

Sick list 8


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13 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.8, Long -8.4

1.40am: Sighted Steamship bearing NE/E

1.50am: Altered course to NE/E

2.20am: Stopped, sent boat away

3.00am: Boarded & examined Danish SS POLLY Faroe[?] to Liverpool in ballast

4.00am: Allowed SS POLLY to proceed

4.15am: Boat returned

4.20am: Proceeded N86E

1.45pm: Sighted Steamship bearing WNW, steered towards her

2.10pm: Stopped & sent boat away, boarded & examined SS ALF Norwegian, Baltimore to Christiania, grain

3.10pm: Allowed SS ALF to proceed, boat returned & resumed course

Sick list 8


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14 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.0, Long -7.4

4.05am: Sighted Steamship bearing NE

4.45am: Stopped & signalled HMS DIGBY bound to Stornoway

4.55am: Proceeded

Sick list 8


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15 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.8, Long -7.3

8.30am: Sighted Steamship ahead. Signalled challenge & received reply

8.00pm: Altered course to S88E to rendezvous to meet HMS CAESAREA

Sick list 9


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16 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.8, Long -7.5

4.20am: Sighted Steamship bearing ESE

4.50am: Slow, signalled HMS CAESAREA

4.55am: Stopped, sent boat away for prize crew

5.35am: Boat returned with Mid Pearse & prize crew

8.15am: Sighted Steamship bearing WSW

9.00am: Signalled one of Patrol ships, name not given

Crew employed painting on boat deck

Noon: Sighted Steamship bearing SW/S

1.40pm: Stopped, boarded & examined Norwegian SS STRALSUND Reykjavik to Troon with fish

2.40pm: Allowed Steamship to proceed, boat returned

3.45pm: Sighted Steamship bearing SW0.5S, altered course to S11W

4.20pm: Stopped & boarded SS PIONEER of Bayonne, New Jersey, oil cargo [The American Oil Tanker PIONEER was formerly the German ship KIOW of Hamburg. She was proceeding to Goteburg and Copenhagen. Her owners were the Standard Oil Co and her Captain, who was American, did his best to pass the patrol. The ship was on her first trip under American colours, having been purchased since the outbreak of war. She was sent in to Kirkwall. Per “The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War: The Northern Patrol 1914-1918”, Navy Records Society]

5.00pm: Boat returned

5.10pm: Mid Pearse left with prize crew

5.25pm: Boat returned

5.30pm: Proceeded

Midnight: Strong gale

Sick list 7


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17 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.3, Long -6.6

8.00am: Ship hove to head on to sea

[Wind force 8 from 4.00am to Noon]

Crew employed cleaning paintwork below decks

Sick list 5


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18 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.0, Long -8.2

8.00am: Sighted HMS BAYANO bearing ESE, exchanged signals

1.00pm: Signalled SS ELLEN of Stralsund[?] Copenhagen to Newport News

Sick list 5


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19 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.1, Long -6.9

7.35am: Sighted Steamship

7.50am: Altered course to S11E

8.30am: Steaming round Steamship [name not given]

9.00am: Boat left with Mid Hayward & prize crew

10.15am: Boat returned

Hands at gun drill

Sick list 5


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20 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.2, Long -6.3

Crew employed cleaning mess deck & securing sea boats

Sick list 5


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21 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.1, Long -6.9

Sick list 5


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22 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 57.9, Long -8.5

3.18am: Sighted Flannan Island Light bearing S10E

4.22am: Flannan Island Light abeam bearing S45E about 15 miles

8.00am: Boreray Island abeam 2 miles

8.30am: Various courses rounding St Kilda

9.05 to 10.50am: Boarding boat made 4 trips to HMS CAMBRIA for prize crews of BAYANO, ALSATIAN, COLUMBELLA & CHANGUINOLA

Noon: Boreray Island abeam 0.75 miles

1.00pm: Altered course to N17E 65 revs toward rendezvous 61 00N 9 00W

Sick list 6


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23 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.2, Long -9.1

9.00am: Sighted Steamship bearing NW/N, altered course to NW

9.45am: Stopped & boarded SS UNITED STATES Copenhagen to New York, general cargo

10.30am: Allowed to proceed & boat returned

11.30am: Sighted Steamship bearing NE/E

Noon: Stopped & boarded British SS JACONA Newcastle to Portland, Maine, general cargo & coal

12.40pm: Allowed Steamship to proceed & boat returned

2.10pm: Sighted Steamship bearing S32E

2.30pm: Signalled HMS BAYANO

3.00pm: BAYANO's boat came alongside for two prize crews & left

6.15pm: Signalled HMS HILARY & DIGBY

Sick list 7


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24 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.0, Long -8.6

7.00am: Sighted sailing vessel a/c to S14W

7.30am: Stopped & boarded Danish schooner IVOREYRI Faroe Islands to Spain, ballast

8.20am: Allowed to proceed, boat returned

10.20am: Signalled HMS HILARY

11.00am: Observed HMS COLUMBELLA & HMS ALSATIAN

11.11am: Altered course towards them

Noon: Received orders from Flag to take station 1 mile on Port beam

12.10pm: Stopped

12.30pm: Boats from HMS ALSATIAN & COLUMBELLA alongside

12.40pm: Boats left with their prize crews

1.05pm: Turned & proceeded

Sick list 5


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25 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.4, Long -7.9

7.20am: South end of Sydero bearing N20E about 24 miles distant

12.45pm: Signalled HMS ALSATIAN

10.45pm: Sighted Flannan Island Light bearing S35E

11.55pm: Steered towards vessel on port bow

Sick list 5


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26 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.4, Long -7.5

0.45am: Stopped & signalled Swedish SS LISA Savannah to Gothenburg

1.00am: Boat left with Mid Pearse & prize crew

1.45am: Boat returned

3.28pm: Sighted Flannan Island Light bearing SSE

4.00pm: Signalled Danish SS RAGNAR in ballast from Ardrossan

Sick list 5


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27 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.2, Long -9.4

2.20am: Sighted vessels bearing N45W & steamed toward them

3.00am: Signalled HMS PATUCA standing by American Steamship & Danish schooner

Sick list 5


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28 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.6, Long -7.3

6.55am: Observed Steamship bearing ESE

9.10am: Stopped & signalled Norwegian SS ARDOUR Savannah to Marstal, oil cake. Awaiting instructions

9.10 to 11.10am: Steaming round Steamship

11.10am: Ordered her to proceed to Kirkwall

Sick list 6



LOGS FOR MARCH 1915


[The pages for 1-7 March 1915 are duplicated in two different log books. There are no significant differences between the two sets of pages and details for each day are set out below with the second log book.]


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[Log pages for 1-7 March 1915 have also been included in the previous log book. There are no significant differences between the two sets of pages. URL’s for the previous pages are shown above.]


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1 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.5, Long -7.8

7.00am: Altered course to N88W. Increased to 84 revs

8.00am: Sighted Steamship & sailing ship, altered course to N70W

8.45am: Slowed & signalled HMS OROPESA examining sailing vessel

9.00am: Sighted Steamship & steered toward her

9.15am: Steamed round & signalled Norwegian SS BRATLAND Galveston to Gothenburg, directed her to proceed to Kirkwall

10.00am: Set course N88W 84 revs

11.20am: Altered course to N66W Reduced to 65 revs

Noon: Altered course to N50W & reduced to 48 revs

2.45pm: Altered course to S82W

4.00pm: Increased to 65 revs. Evening quarters

7.05pm: Altered course to N76W

10.00pm: Altered course to N74E

Sick list 5


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2 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.3, Long -8.7

7.00am: Sighted HMS HILARY & DIGBY

7.45am: Sent boat away for prize crews to HMS DIGBY

8.30am: Boat returned with Midshipmen Pearse & Hayward & 2 prize crews

8.35am: Proceeded N82E


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3 March 1915

From Patrol to River Clyde

Lat 56.8, Long -7.0

5.15am to12.30pm: Sounding frequently

3.35pm: Altacarry Lighthouse abeam 3 miles. Courses to Navigator’s orders

5.30pm: Sanda Island Lighthouse abeam 2 miles

5.35pm: Paterson Rock abeam 2 miles

6.50pm: Pladda Light abeam 3 miles

7.33pm: Holy Island abeam 1 mile

8.20pm: Little Cumbrae abeam 0.25 miles

9.00pm: Skelmorlie Buoy abeam 0.25 miles

9.25pm: Clock abeam 0.25 miles

9.40pm: Stopped. Pilot boarded

9.45pm: Proceeded in charge of pilot

10.10pm: Stopped off Greenock & took 2 tugs fore & aft

10.20pm: Proceeded

11.13pm: Dumbarton Rock abeam

11.35pm: Bowling abeam


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4 March 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

0.35am: Passed Shield Hall wharf

0.55am: Entered tidal basin

1.30am: Alongside quay

1.45am: Moored alongside

2.10am: Cast off moorings & shifted berth across dock

3.00am: Moored port side to quay

6.20am: Made fast alongside

7.00am: Commenced coaling. Hands employed securing gear

8.30am: Stopped coaling

10.00am: Resumed coaling. Crew employed cleaning guns & overhauling derricks

12.05pm: Received 12 bags mails. Coaling carried on

9.30 to 10.30pm: Ceased coaling

10.30pm: Resumed coaling


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5 March 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

1.00am: Coaling proceeding

4.00am: Ceased coaling

4.30am: Resumed coaling

11.00am: Defaulters fallen in

Noon: Finished all coaling. Received 1364 Tons

12.57pm: Cast off moorings & shifted berth with Pilot & two tugs

2.00pm: Moored alongside new berth


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6 March 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

7.00am: Commenced taking in pig iron ballast in No 2 hold

10.00am: Commenced taking ballast in No 1

10.30am: Defaulters inspected


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7 March 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

11.00am: Defaulters

1.00pm: Shore labour proceeding

2.00pm: Hands at rest

5.00pm: Shore labour ceased

7.00pm: Shore labour resumed

Midnight: Shore labour proceeding throughout


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8 March 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

2.00am: Shore electricians continued work throughout night

7.30am: Taking in pig iron ballast at No 1 & 2 holds

9.30am: Shore labour proceeding

11.00am: Second leave party left ship. First leave party returned

4.00pm: Evening quarters. Continued loading ballast

5.30pm: Working party taking in stores


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9 March 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

7.30pm: Continued loading ballast No 2 hold

11.00am: Taking in stores

11.00pm: Shore labour proceeding


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10 March 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding throughout night

8.30am: Shore labour resumed

Noon: All ballast finished

1.30pm: St Johns Ambulance Sick Bay orderly joined ship

3.00pm: Mansfield AB removed to shore hospital


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11 March 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding

10.30pm: D Macrae AB RNR joined ship


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12 March 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding


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13 March 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding

Noon: Chief Engineer fell down stokehold ladder. Severe injuries to back.

3.00pm: Chief Engineer sent to shore hospital

5.00pm: All shore labour finished


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14 March 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

5.00pm: Hands supplying ammunition & clearing away guns & testing circuits. Preparing ship & securing gear for sea

8.50pm: Stations

9.00pm: Left berth in charge of Pilot & assisted by two tugs fore & aft

9.31pm: Passed out of docks & proceeded slow down river under Pilot’s orders using engines as required

11.30pm: Let go forward tug

11.47pm: Dumbarton Rock abeam


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15 March 1915

[From Glasgow to Patrol]

0.30am: Let go stern tug. Passed Princes Pier

1.00am: Ship swung for compass adjustment off Clock Light

2.13am: Finished adjusting compasses. Discharged Pilot & proceeded

2.40am: Skelmorlie Buoy abeam

3.13am: Little Cumbrae abeam

4.05am: Holy Island abeam

4.40am: Pladda bearing N49W

5.50am: General quarters sounded

6.20am: Sounded disperse

9.15am: Fair Head abeam 1 mile

9.55am: Sheep Island abeam distance 2 miles

11.50am: Oversay Light abeam distance 6 miles

2.20pm: Signalled HMS HILDEBRAND

2.55pm: Skerryvore Lighthouse abeam distance 6 miles

5.40pm: Barra Head abeam distance 5 miles

7.40pm: Observed Shillay Light bearing N35E

9.20pm: Monach Islands Light abeam distance 10.5 miles

11.00pm: Sighted Flannan Isles Light bearing N43E 30 miles


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16 March 1915

From Glasgow to Patrol

Lat 60.2, Long -8.8

1.30am: Flannan Isles Light abeam bearing S69E distance 9 miles

11.00am: Hands fitting jack-stays for sea boats etc

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 7


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17 March 1915

From Glasgow to Patrol

Lat 60.5, Long -10.1


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18 March 1915

[On Patrol]

Lat 58.9, Long -9.8

9.25am: Observed Steamship bearing SExS

9.40 to 9.55am: Slowed down & steamed round American SS CUSHING from Stockholm to New York in ballast

Hands employed rattling down & cleaning ship


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19 March 1915

On Patrol

Lat 59.5, Long -10.3

2.15pm: Sighted Steamship bearing S46W heading WNW

2.20pm: Altered course S80W. Increased to 96 revs & stopped zigzagging

3.35pm: Stopped & signalled SS RAMSAY (British) from South Shields to New York. Gave her Chronometer time


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20 March 1915

On Patrol

Lat 59.1, Long -9.4

11.00am: Sighted Steamship bearing S31W

11.03 to 11.55am: Steering courses as required to intercept Steamship at full speed

11.55am: Stopped & signalled SS TEXAS New York to Copenhagen via Kirkwall

11.57am: Boarding boat left ship

12.45pm: Boarding boat returned. Signalled SS TEXAS to await instructions. Continued steaming round vessel

2.30pm: Sent prize crew away. Mid Pearse in charge

3.00pm: Boat returned

8.00pm: Sighted vessel bearing N45E

8.05pm: Altered course N20E increased to full speed

8.45pm: Stopped & signalled Steamship & received no reply [name of ship not given]

8.50pm: Half speed course S68W

9.30pm: Sent boarding boat away

10.10pm: Boat returned

Sick list 2


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21 March 1915

On Patrol

Lat 59.3, Long -8.6

7.00am: Observed sailing ship on port bow & chased ditto

7.50am: Stopped & boarded Danish Barquentine DANMARK from Nantes to Malmo with cargo of oil cake

8.30am: Boat returned

8.35am: Observed vessel bearing W by S chased ditto

9.00am: Stopped & signalled Norwegian SS SARK from New York to Aalborg, cargo grain

9.25am: Put prize crew on board in command of Mid Hayward & sent her to Kirkwall

Sick list 2


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22 March 1915

On Patrol

Lat 59.2, Long -9.1

5.50am: Observed Steamship. Chased ditto

6.10am: Stopped & signalled Steamship

6.25am Put prize crew on board in command of Sub-Lieut Peat RNR & sent her to Kirkwall [SS GULFAXE (Norwegian) New York to Aarhus, Cargo - corn]

10.00am: Sighted Steamship bearing S

10.35am: Signalled HMS PATIA

4.30pm: Observed Steamship on starboard bow

4.40pm: Signalled HMS MOTAGUA

Sick list 1


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23 March 1915

On Patrol

Lat 59.3, Long -9.2

8.50pm: Observed Steamship. Chased ditto

9.40pm: Stopped & boarded SS CARMELINA (Norwegian) from Savannah to Gothenburg. Cargo of cotton. Put prize crew on board in command of Sub-Lieut Inglis RNR & sent her to Kirkwall

10.33pm: Proceeded

Sick list 1


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24 March 1915

On Patrol

Lat 59.6, Long -9.1

5.35am: Observed Steamship on starboard bow. Chased ditto

6.00am: Stopped & signalled Norwegian SS THORSDALE [?THORSDAL] with prize crew from HMS ALSATIAN on board. Allowed her to proceed

6.40am: Proceeded

8.35am: Observed Steamship. Chased ditto

8.53am: Steamship [name not given] allowed to proceed

10.40am: Observed Steamship

11.50am: Stopped & signalled HMS HILDEBRAND & HMS DIGBY

11.56am: Sent boarding boat away

12.25pm: Boat returned bringing prize crew (Mid Pearse in charge) from HMS DIGBY

12.26pm: Boat hoisted & proceeded

12.40pm: Observed Steamship on starboard bow. Chased ditto

1.25pm: Stopped & boarded Swedish SS IRIS

2.10 to 6.45pm: Standing by SS IRIS awaiting HMS DIGBY's prize crew

6.45pm: Signalled HMS DIGBY

Sick list 1


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25 March 1915

On Patrol

Lat 59.4, Long -9.0

Sick list 1


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26 March 1915

On Patrol

Lat 59.1, Long -9.7

6.30am: Observed Steamship bearing S50W. Chased ditto

6.50am: Stopped & boarded SS HELMER MORCH (Danish)

3.00pm: Observed vessel bearing SW

3.30pm: Signalled HMS HILDEBRAND

6.00pm: Various courses for rendezvous

6.10pm: Observed HMS DUKE OF ALBANY on port bow

7.00pm: Stopped & took 3 prize crews from DUKE OF ALBANY for CHANGUINOLA & one for DIGBY

Sick list 3


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27 March 1915

[On Patrol]

Lat 59.2, Long -9.3

5.45am: Observed Steamship

5.50am: Signalled HMS DIGBY

6.20am: Stopped

6.35am: HMS DIGBY's boat alongside & took off prize crew

6.45am: Proceeded

9.20am: Observed Steamship bearing SW

9.35am: Chased ditto

10.20am: Stopped and signalled Norwegian SS GLITRA from Newport News to Malmo - cargo grain

10.25am: Put prize crew on board in charge of Mid Hayward RNR & sent her to Kirkwall

11.05am: Proceeded

Sick list 2


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28 March 1915

On Patrol

Lat 59.3, Long -9.0

2.15pm: Signalled Norwegian ship NORDSEE from Aalborg to Santos - cargo cement - allowed to proceed

Sick list 2


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29 March 1915

On Patrol

Lat 59.3, Long -9.1

8.00am: Observed Steamship bearing SWxW. Steered towards her

8.20am: Signalled HMS HILARY

9.45am: Observed Steamship bearing NE

10.20am: Stopped & signalled Norwegian SS CRATHORNE of Christiania [Oslo] from Gothenburg to Buenos Ayres with general cargo - allowed to proceed

10.30am: Proceeded

3.50pm: Observed Steamship bearing NxW. Steered towards her

4.30pm: Stopped & boarded Swedish SS BIA Savannah to Gothenburg with cotton. Put prize crew on board in charge of Sub Lieut Peat RNR & sent her to Kirkwall

8.23pm: Observed vessel bearing SW. Chased ditto

8.50pm: Observed vessel without lights. Found to be HMS HILDEBRAND

9.20pm: Stopped & boarded Danish motorship FIONIA from San Francisco to Copenhagen, cargo food stuffs. Put prize crew on board in command of Sub Lieut Inglis and sent her to Kirkwall

10.08 Proceeded

Sick list 2


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30 March 1915

[On Patrol]

Lat 59.4, Long -9.0

7.30am: Sighted Steamship bearing SSW

8.00am: Signalled HMS OROPESA

11.50am: Sighted bladder buoy

Noon: Stopped and sunk buoy with rifle fire

12.22pm: Proceeded

1.18pm: Sighted Steamship on starboard bow bearing N35E

1.25pm: Signalled HMS HILARY

3.00pm: Signalled HMS OROPESA, OTWAY & VIRGINIAN changing patrols

Sick list 1


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31 March 1915

[On Patrol]

Lat 60.7, Long -9.1

11.35am: Boarded Danish Ketch TG311 from Transbaarg [? - TG prefix corresponds toTrangisvaag, Faroe Islands]. Allowed to proceed

Sick list 1


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[Page headed 1 April but records course and distance information only – full record of 1 April 1915 is in next log book below.]



LOGS FOR APRIL 1915


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Page signed: Ar H Reade Lt Comd RNR Navigating Officer


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1 April 1915

[On Patrol]

Lat 60.6, Long -8.7

Midnight: Altered course S22W

3.00am: Altered course N22E

6.00am: Altered course S22W

9.00am: Altered course N4W

10.00am: Divisions & hammock inspection. Hands employed cleaning guns & preparing ship for harbour

Noon: Altered course N43W. Reset log

1.00pm: Altered course S22W

3.00pm: Altered course S13E

3.40pm: Observed steamer starboard bow bearing S32E

3.50pm: Signalled HMS OROPESA

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.15pm: Observed Steamship bearing SE, altered course SE towards her

6.20pm: Signalled HMS DIGBY

6.30pm: Log in

6.35pm: Stopped & away sea boat

6.50pm: Sea boat returned bringing one prize crew & Midshipman Pearse on board

7.00pm: Proceeded shaped c/o N3E 84 revs zigzagging 4pts

Sick list 2


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2 April 1915

[On Patrol]

Lat 59.8, Long -8.8

9.20am: Signalled HMS OROPESA

7.35pm: Observed Flannan Islands Light bearing S8E

9.00pm: Flannan Islands Light abeam

11.28pm: Monach Islands Light bearing South


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3 April 1915

[On Patrol]

Lat 55.4, Long -6.8

0.55am: Monach Islands Light abeam bearing S60E distance 9 miles

5.00am: Full speed 101 revs altered course South

9.00am to 11.00am: Sounding at 15 minute intervals

11.00am: Observed Inishtrahull bearing WxN

12.55pm: Fair Head abeam, cleared Rathlin Sound

2.25pm: Maidens Lighthouse bearing S35W

4.07pm: Ailsa Craig abeam

5.08pm: Holy Island Light abeam distance 1.5 miles

6.05pm: Little Cumbrae abeam

7.10pm: Clock Point abeam

7.30pm: Pilot boarded (Mr Creighton)

7.35pm: Proceeded up river under Pilot’s orders & with assistance of two tugs

8.42pm: Dumbarton Rock abeam

9.17pm: Dalmuir abeam

10.20pm: Passed through Dock gates

11.00pm: Alongside berth Princes Dock

11.15pm: All fast


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4 April 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

0.40am: Shore labour commenced coaling

Coaling proceeding throughout day

7.00pm: Probationary Surgeon [? joined ship – no further details given]


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5 April 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

2.30am: Finished all coaling

Trimming coal in bunkers

Took in 1360 tons coal

2.00pm: Assisted by Pilot & two tugs, shifted ship to No 6 Berth

2.45pm: All fast in new berth


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6 April 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

7.50am: 6 Engine Room Artificers joined ship

11.30am: Sub Lieuts Smith, Seabrook & Baker joined ship


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7 April 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding throughout day


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8 April 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding


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9 April 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Taking in stores


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10 April 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

9.30am: Second leave party rejoined ship

11.30am: Four privates Royal Marines Light Infantry joined ship

11.10pm: Engine Room Artificer Allerton sent to shore hospital


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11 April 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

10.30 Church parties in charge of Mid Cunningham RNR & Mid Manby RNR went ashore

9.15pm: Tugs fast fore & aft

9.25pm: Unmoored & left wharf

9.40pm: Entered river & proceeded to Pilot’s orders

10.50pm: Dumbarton Rock abeam

11.45pm: Cast off tugs off Greenock


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12 April 1915

From Glasgow to Patrol

Lat 55.9, Long -7.3

0.15am: Discharged Pilot. Clock Light abeam

0.20am: Proceeded

1.00am: Skelmorlie Buoy abeam

1.35am: Little Cumbrae abeam

2.35am: Holy Island Light abeam

2.56am: Pladda Light abeam

3.30am: Ailsa Craig abeam

4.20am: [Blank left for name] Island Light abeam 7.5 miles

4.30am: General Quarters

5.30am: Maidens Light bearing S60W

3.15pm: Skerryvore Lighthouse abeam 9.5 miles

4.00pm: Evening quarters. Read warrant No 8, Disrating leading seaman, & Warrant No 9, deprival of good conduct badge

5.00pm: Barra Head abeam 7 miles

8.51pm: Monach Islands Light abeam 12 miles

Sick list 2


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13 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.1, Long -7.3

1.05am: Flannan Isles abeam 16 miles

3.25pm: Sighted Steamship bearing W0.5S altered course towards her

3.40pm: Fired 3 pounder (blank)

3.50pm: Signalled Swedish SS FALKA from Savannah to Aarhus, cargo of oil cake

4.00pm: Evening quarters. Read Warrant No 10

4.10pm: Boarded & examined Swedish SS FALKA & sent her to Kirkwall with Prize Crew in charge of Mid Hayward RNR

4.40pm: Boat returned to ship


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14 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.3, Long -7.2

Guns crews exercised in gun drill. Ordinary Seamen exercised in rifle drill. Hands employed cleaning teak wood rails etc

4.50pm: Sighted Steamer altered course to Northward

5.15pm: Stop. Boarded Norwegian SS MEXICANO from Newport [?News] to Stavangar. Sent to Kirkwall under prize crew, Mid Pearse RNR in charge. Boat returned to ship


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15 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.1, Long -4.9

4.35pm: Sighted red object on Starboard side

5.00pm: Stop & Fired at red buoy

5.15pm: Sunk Buoy. Half speed & proceeded

Sick list 3


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16 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.7, Long -6.3

Sick list 1


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17 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.7, Long -6.2

9.00am: Signalled HMS TEUTONIC

10.00am: Destroyed 2 rounds Quickfire 6-inch Cordite. Charges K0T K296

3.12pm: Sent boarding officer to SS ROLF DENMARK. Vessel bound Ballin[?Baffin] Island from Gothenburg. Allowed to proceed

7.15pm: Sighted barrel. Reduced speed & destroyed same

Sick list -


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18 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.6, Long -8.6

11.23am: Sighted Vessel bound West

12.25pm: Slow. Signalled SS OTTAWA of Norway bound Rio de Janeiro

6.50pm: Stop. Boarded SS HEROS (Swedish) Sent to Kirkwall with prize crew in charge of Sub Lieut Seabrook RNR. Vessel bound from Baltimore to Stockholm with cargo grain

Sick list -


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19 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.5, Long -8.3

7.00am: Signalled HM Patrol ship TEUTONIC

11.00am: Slow and stop

11.05am: Away sea boat

11.25am: Boat returned with Mid Hayward & prize crew from HMS CEDRIC

11.35am: Proceeded.

6.00pm: [?Warrant] No 11 Red Watch 7 days cells

11.00pm: Sighted vessel bearing NE

11.15pm: Signalled Norwegian SS FIMIERIT [?FIMREITE] from Shields to Wabana in Ballast

11.45pm: Boarding boat left ship


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20 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.7, Long -7.7

0.50am: Boarding boat returned

8.50am: Sighted Vessel bearing S55W

9.00am: Altered course S15W

9.25am: Stop

9.30am: Signalled SS EIDSIVA from Wilmington to Svenberg [?Svendborg], with oil cake. Sent to Kirkwall with Sub Lieut Baker in charge of prize crew

10.20am: Boat returned to ship

1.45pm: Sighted ship WxS

2.05pm: Altered course N75W

2.30pm: Signalled Danish vessel BERTHA bound to Reykjavik, Iceland

Sick list 2


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21 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.6, Long -8.6

8.40am: Sighted Steamer & altered course N60W

8.50am: Boarded & Examined SS WILHELMINA from Philadelphia to Leith. General cargo. Allowed to proceed. Boat returned to ship

10.25am: Examined Danish SS RUSS, New Orleans to Aalborg. Oil cake. Sent to Kirkwall in charge of Mr Smith RNR with prize crew

11.00am: Boat returned to ship

2.40pm: Sighted Steamship bearing NWxW & bore towards her

3.20pm: Examined & sent her to Kirkwall in charge of Lieut Peat & prize crew. SS RINGHORN. New York to Skeyn[?Skagen] with grain

6.45pm: Signalled HMS MOTAGUA


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22 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.6, Long -8.3

1.50am: Observed steamer bearing S44E

2.00am: Altered course towards her. Various courses to intercept vessel

2.45am: Chased vessel

2.54am: Sounded General quarters. Trained searchlight on SS FENRIS Runcorn to Faroe Islands. Cargo salt. Boarded vessel.

3.10am: Secure sounded

3.25am: Boat returned to ship

6.00am: Boarded & examined SS ALBANIA (Swedish). Clearance ticket from Ardrossan & calling at Kirkwall

6.40am: Boat returned to ship

9.10am: Sighted bladder buoy

9.12am: Stopped & sank same by rifle fire

9.20am: Proceeded

10.00am: Sighted HMS CEDRIC

2.18pm: Boat left ship

2.40pm: Boat returned with prize crew in charge of Mr Pearse

4.45pm: Signalled HMS MOTAGUA

5.10pm: Stop. Sent boat away for 3 ratings belonging to ship

5.40pm: Boat returned

11.20pm: Ceased zigzagging. Thick weather

Sick list 2


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23 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.4, Long -8.7

11.07am: Stop. Fired at floating log of wood. Lowered Starboard seaboat & examined same

11.30am: Hoisted boat & proceeded

1.15pm: Sighted trawler on port bow, altered course towards her

1.40pm: Stop. Sent boat to examine her (British Trawler)

2.30pm: Lost by accident 2 Webley Mark IV Pistols, 2 Pouches, 2 Naval pistol cases, 2 Belts, 2 Frogs, 60 rounds .45 ammunition, 3 pairs seaboots

4.00pm: Warrant 12 read

6.40pm: Observed HMS CEDRIC SExS. Steered towards her


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24 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.4, Long -8.7

1.40am: Sighted Vessel without lights. Challenged. HMS CEDRIC replied

4.45am: Observed Sailing ship on Starboard bow bearing N75E, altered course to cut her off

5.40am: Stop. Fired blank 3 pounder. Boarding boat left. VIKAR Norwegian, Stavanger to Halifax in ballast

6.15am: Boat returned to ship. Proceeded

12.47pm: Stopped. Boarded & Examined British Trawler QUIXOTIC.

12.50pm: Allowed to proceed. Boat returned to ship

1.10pm: Shaped course & proceeded

4.00pm: Warrant No 13 read

Sick list 3


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25 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.0, Long -5.7

0.05am: Sighted large Steamship bearing SE. Showing no lights. Obviously HMS CEDRIC. Challenged & received no reply

0.15am: Challenged again, no reply

0.30am: Challenged again, no reply. Kept her in sight

3.00am: Observed the above vessel standing by a sailing ship. Resumed course

5.25am: Boarded & Examined Danish SS BRYNHILD. Pensacola to Svenburg [?Svendborg] with oil cake. Possessed clearance ticket from Ardrossan with instructions to make Kirkwall

6.00am: Boat returned to ship

10.00am: Grand Fleet orders read

1.10pm: Signalled Danish SS BRYNHILD. Fired a blank 3 pounder at her. Allowed to proceed

1.30pm: At rendezvous.

2.15pm: Sighted HMS DUKE OF CORNWALL

2.45pm: Stop. Lowered 3 boats for prize crews

3.10pm: Boat returned with prize crews for CHANGUINOLA, HILDEBRAND, MOTAGUA & OROTAVA

3.25pm: Shaped course & proceeded

6.25pm: Boarded & examined Danish SS ROMANY [?ROMNY] from Falmouth to Copenhagen. Allowed to Proceed. Clearance ticket

6.50pm: Boat returned to ship

7.00pm: Proceeded

9.20pm: Stop. Boarded SS KONGSFOS, Port Arthur, Texas, to Aalborg with oilcake. Sent to Kirkwall with prize crew in charge of Mid Hayward

10.15pm: Boat returned to ship

Sick list 3


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26 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.2, Long -7.6

7.30am: Sighted HMS HILARY

8.25am: Signalled SS KRONPRINZ [?KRONPRINS] FREDRICK having Prize Crew from HILDEBRAND on board

2.00pm: Batten AB discharged from cells

4.35pm: Sighted HMS MOTAGUA

5.12pm: Stop. Transferred prize crew

6.00pm: Sighted HMS ORATAVA

6.20pm: Transferred prize crew to ORATAVA

6.25pm: Stop engines. Steering East & West every 15 minutes. Waiting at rendezvous for HMS HILDEBRAND

Sick list -


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27 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.8, Long -8.4

Sick list 3


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28 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.1, Long -5.9

11.10am: Stopped & sunk floating buoy

12.30pm: Stopped & boarded & examined Norwegian Barque CEDARBANK Leith to Valparaiso, cargo coke. Green clearance

1.05pm: Boat returned

1.50pm: Stopped & discharged one Prize crew to HMS HILDEBRAND & proceeded

2.26pm: Stopped & boarded Russian SS BESSARABIA. Barry Dock to Archangel, cargo coal. Green clearance

3.00pm: Sent boat to HMS DUKE OF CORNWALL for 2 prize crews for HMS OROTAVA & one for CHANGUINOLA

4.50pm: Observed vessel bearing SW0.5S

4.55pm: Altered course S23W

5.28pm: Stopped

5.35pm: Boarded & examined Swedish SS SUMATRA. Vladivostok to Copenhagen (Tricolour clearance) allowed to proceed

6.00pm: Boat returned & proceeded

Sick list 3


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29 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.0, Long -7.7

6.25am: Altered course N11E to intercept Steamship

6.30am: Stopped & examined British SS SUWANE [?SUWANEE], Grangemouth to New York City in ballast, allowed to proceed

6.53am: Proceeded steering various courses closed with sailing ship

7.20am: Stopped & spoke [no name entered]

9.45am: Stopped: boarded & examined SS RAKIURA of Norway, Frederickstaat from Queenstown & Albany. Green clearance

3.30pm: Clarke AB released from cells

6.40pm: Observed floating perpendicular object. Sounded general quarters

6.50pm: Opened fire on object

7.00pm: Ceased firing. Sent boat away to investigate

7.10pm: Boat returned with [no further detail entered]

7.14pm: Proceeded to intercept Steamship bearing ESE

7.35pm: Stopped & spoke SS ALF (Norwegian) Methil to Baltimore in ballast

7.45pm: Proceeded

9.30pm: Arrived rendezvous for HMS ORATAVA

10.40pm: Stopped & discharged 2 Prize Crews to HMS ORATAVA

11.05pm: Proceeded


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30 April 1915

From Patrol to Glasgow

Lat 57.3, Long -8.4

2.20am: Challenged HMS COLUMBELLA

2.33am: Stopped

2.45am: Transferred 4 ratings to COLUMBELLA

3.00am: Proceeded

3.05am: Sighted Steamship without lights; challenged; received reply from HMS INDIA

Passed Danish SS ARNO from Falmouth to Copenhagen with general cargo

4.20am: Observed St Kilda bearing S30E

7.40am: St Kilda Isle abeam distance 8 miles

Hands employed holystoning decks & cleaning ship

1.43pm: Barra Head abeam 17 miles

8.37pm: Otter Rock abeam 1.25 miles

Various courses rounding Mull of Cantyre

9.35pm: Mull of Cantyre abeam 1 mile

10.06pm: Sanda Island abeam 1.25 miles

11.22pm: Pladda abeam 2 miles

11.57pm: Holy Island abeam



LOGS FOR MAY 1915


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1 May 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

0.45am: Little Cumbrae abeam distance 1 mile, altered course N25E

1.18am: Toward Light abeam distance 1 mile altered course N35E

1.45am: Clock Light abeam

1.55am: Slow - Pilot boarded off Gourock

2.20am: Passed Princes Pier

3.00am: Dumbarton Rock abeam

3.15am: Bowling abeam

3.35am: Clydebank abeam

4.00am: Made fast stern tug

4.45am: Entered No 10 Dock & awaited berth under coal tips

6.00am: While berthing, port propeller apparently struck wharf

7.30am: Hands employed painting ship

10.15am: Commenced coaling

2.30pm: Long leave party proceeded ashore

2.30pm: Shore leave granted to 7am

4.00 to 5.00pm: Diver examining port propeller. Reported no apparent damage


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2 May 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.00am: Resumed coaling

10.00am: Church party ashore

Noon: Church party returned

12.15pm: No1 Port life-boat davit struck & broken by coal crane

Coaling proceeding


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3 May 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.00am: Finished all coaling

7.00am: Pilot boarded & shifted ship to new berth

7.40am: Alongside fresh berth

8.00am: All fast alongside

Took in 1327.3 Tons coal


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4 May 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding

10.00am: First leave party returned on board

11.30am: Second leave party proceeded on leave

1.00pm: Hands employed taking in ammunition

Shore labour proceeding throughout the night


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5 May 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Hands employed painting boat deck & chipping & scraping deck rails

3.30pm: Commenced to heave into berth astern

4.30pm: All fast in new berth

Shore labour proceeding throughout


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6 May 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Hands employed chipping deck rails & cleaning guns

Shore labour proceeding throughout night


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7 May 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.00am: Hands fall in & employed clearing holds

9.00am: Hands sealing, painting & cleaning ship

10.00am: Long leave party returned on board

Shore labour proceeding

Sick list 1


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8 May 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Sick list 3


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9 May 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

10.15am: Church parties ashore

2.00pm: Hands at rest


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10 May 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

7.00am: Hands employed chipping & scraping davits – training classes at instructions – boats & gear for same cleaned

1.00pm: Fo’castle & Poop guns’ crews exercised in gun drill – training classes at instructions

Sick list 5


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11 May 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

9.00am: Guns crews exercised gun drill

1.00pm: J Stanly[?Stanley], stoker, & Engine Room Artificer W Blythe left ship for hospital

Sick list 5


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12 May 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

1.00pm: Boats' crews exercised boat pulling

Sick list 3


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13 May 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

9.30am: Ammunition supply parties exercised

3.00pm: Hands preparing ship for sea

8.00pm: Pilot boarded. Tugs fast fore and aft (FLYING LINNET & FLYING PHANTOM). Singled up

8.10pm: Let go moorings

8.30pm: Passed dock entrance & entered River & proceeded at various speeds

9.50pm: Passed Bowling & let go forward tug

11.05pm: Arrived off Greenock & discharged Pilot

11.10pm: Proceeded half speed

11.25pm: Clock Light abeam, Full speed

11.45pm: Toward Light abeam


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14 May 1915

From Glasgow to Patrol

Lat 56.3, Long -7.4

0.21am: Little Cumbrae abeam

1.20am: Holy Island abeam 0.5 mile

1.48am: Pladda abeam 2 miles

3.10am: Sounded General Quarters

3.14am: Sanda Island abeam 2 miles

3.50am: Sounded Secure

3.53am: Mull of Cantyre Lighthouse abeam 2 miles

6.35am: Oversay Lighthouse abeam 10 miles

10.05am: Dubh Artach Lighthouse abeam distance 15 miles

11.30am: Skerryvore Lighthouse abeam 8 miles

2.15pm: Barra Head abeam 11 miles distant

4.00pm: Warrant No 17 read

Sick list 2


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15 May 1915

On Patrol

Lat 58.5, Long -8.0

6.35am: St Kilda Island abeam Distance 31 miles

3.30pm: Spoke HMS LIVERPOOL bound East


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16 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.9, Long -8.7

6.30am: Sighted Steamship. Chased ditto

6.50am: Stopped & boarded Danish SS L P HOLMBLAD, Brazil to Copenhagen, General cargo. Green clearance label, Allowed to proceed

7.30am: Proceeded

11.06am: Stop. Boarded SS L P HOLMBLAD. Sent to Kirkwall with prize crew in charge of Mid Hayward

11.20am: Boat returned

1.30pm: Observed St Kilda Bearing S9W

4.30pm: Stop. Boarded SS SOMMERSTAD Norway, Newport News to Copenhagen with maize. Sent to Kirkwall with prize crew in charge of Mid Pearse

6.35pm: Boat returned to ship

8.44pm: Stop. Boarded SS DANA [DANAE] (French) Green label. Flying Swedish colours. British Commander RNR. Liverpool to Archangel with War munitions [The SS DANAE was later torpedoed on 23 July 1915 while on the same route]

9.07pm: Boat returned

Sick list 4


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17 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.3, Long -9.9

9.50am: Slowed down to tow Practice Target astern

10.00 to 11.00am: Various speeds. Gunlayers & trainers at Firing practice with Aiming tube

10.55am: Tow rope parted. Turned round

11.15am: Proceeded

Sick list 3


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18 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 57.4, Long -10.5

10.00am: Instruction on gunnery & range finding etc

8.14pm: Stop. Boarded SS KATA [?KATJA] Russian. Barry Docks to Archangel with coal for Government

8.46pm: Boat returned. Proceeded

Sick list 3


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19 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 57.3, Long -10.4

Sick list 2


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20 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 57.6, Long -10.4

Sick list 2


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21 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 57.3, Long -11.1

4.00am: Stop. Boarded SS MILFORD HALL, Dundee to New York in ballast. Green clearance. Allowed to proceed

4.45am: Boat returned

9.50am: Exercised General Quarters

10.30am: Training classes at Gunnery

Sick list 3


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22 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.4, Long -9.9

8.50am: Heard siren

11.30am: Stop. Boarded SS YSRA [?YRSA] of Sweden. Green clearance from Port Talbot. Cargo salt from Trapani. Allowed to proceed. Lat 58 23 N, Long 9 52 W

8.20pm: Passed into dense fog

8.40pm: Fog lifted

Sick list 3


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23 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.7, Long -9.7

5.20pm: Dense Fog

7.30 to 10.00pm: Sounding frequently

10.40pm: Fog lifted

Sick list 2


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24 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.4, Long -8.5

7.00am: Stop. Signalled HMS HILARY

7.05am: Sent boat for prize crew

7.22am: Boat returned with Mid Pearse & prize crew

9.30am: Reduced to slow for target purposes

9.41am: Target carried away. Stop. Recovered same

10.57am: Stop, boarded steamer British SS WHITEFIELD. Cardiff to Archangel. Clearance, Allowed to proceed

11.40am: Boat returned & proceeded

Sick list 2


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25 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.6, Long -9.6

11.31am: Altered course N79W to intercept steamer

Noon: Stop. Boarded Russian SS ANNA of Riga. Cardiff to Archangel with coal. Green clearance. Allowed to Proceed

12.30pm: Boat returned to ship

2.00pm: Signalled HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH?

10.15pm: Signalled Danish CATHERINE. Gothenburg to Exeter with wood. Allowed to proceed

10.30pm: Proceeded

Sick list 3


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26 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.7, Long -9.4

3.40am: Signalled HMS HILARY

7.15am: Sighted St Kilda

9.15am: Exercised Gun Control

10.00am: Exercised Guns crew at loader

11.00am: Signalled HMS OROPESA

6.35pm: Observed St Kilda S6E 40 miles

7.30pm: Signalled HMS COLUMBELLA

Sick list 1


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27 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.6, Long -9.4

Sick list 3


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28 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.6, Long -9.3

10.00am: General Quarters. Control Exercise

Sick list 4


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29 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.6, Long -9.3

7.45am: Sighted St Kilda S12E(T) 21 miles

11.07am: Stop

11.10am: Boarded Danish schooner LAURITS in Lat 58 30 N, 9 15 W. Gothenburg to Vigo. Cargo Lumber. Signalled Senior Naval Officer for instructions

11.20am: Circled round vessel

1.00pm: Circling vessel. Awaiting instructions

1.10pm: Instructions received. Ordered vessel to Proceed. Boat returned to ship

9.20pm: Sighted Steamer NNE

9.40pm: Stop. Signalled Danish SS NEXOS Vessel flying boarding Flag. Allowed to proceed. Lat 58 24 N, Long 8 57 W

9.50pm: Proceeded

Sick list 3


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30 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.6, Long -9.2

3.30pm: Signalled HMS MANTUA

Sick list 3


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31 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 56.8, Long -8.0

5.00am: Signalled HMS OROTAVA

6.05am: St Kilda abeam

12.15pm: Barra Head abeam 10.5 miles

7.23pm: Oversay abeam 9 miles

9.00pm: Otter Rock abeam 3 miles

10.10pm: Mull of Cantyre abeam 0.5 miles

10.45pm: Sanda Light abeam 1.5 miles

Midnight: Pladda Light abeam Distance 2 miles

Sick list 2



LOGS FOR JUNE 1915


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1 June 1915

From Patrol to Glasgow

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

0.30am: Holy Island abeam distance 2 miles, altered course N16E

1.30am: Little Cumbrae abeam, altered course N20E

1.55am: Reduced to 90 Revs

2.05am: Rounded Skelmorlie Buoy

2.12am: Stopped

2.26am: Proceeded half speed

2.40am: Clock Point abeam

2.53am: Reduced speed for examination vessel & Pilot

3.00am: Pilot boarded

3.05am: Proceeded Full speed ahead

3.20am: Reduced speed off Greenock

4.13am: Passed Dumbarton Rock

4.35am: Passed Bowling. Forward tug CRUISER made fast

5.35am: After tug WARRIOR made fast

5.50am: Entered Queens Dock

6.25am: Alongside berth

6.30am: All fast

8.30am: Mid Hayward returned on board with prize crew

11.00am: Shore labour commenced alterations

1.30pm: Shifted ship to coal hoist assisted by Pilot & tugs CRUISER & WARRIOR

2.00pm: First long leave party left ship

3.00pm: Commenced coaling

Coaling proceeding

Work on alterations proceeding

Sick list 1


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2 June 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Coaling proceeding

Shore labour on alterations continuing

Noon: Coal received (approximately) 1350 tons

7.30pm: All coaling finished & hauled ship ahead to make clear berth. Trimmers continued.

9.30pm: Coal trimmers ceased work


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3 June 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

4.25am: Tugs WRESTLER & NEPTUNE fast fore & aft

4.30am: Left berth in Pilot’s charge assisted by tugs

5.12am: Lines ashore at new berth

5.30am: All fast in new berth

Shore labour on alterations proceeding

0.30pm: Working party sent to station for baggage

3.30pm: Working party returned on board

7.30pm: Mr Isaacs, chief gunner, joined ship


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4 June 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding on alterations

10.00am: Prize Crew from HMS MOTAGUA left ship to rejoin MOTAGUA

4.00pm: First leave party returned on board. Second leave party left ship

Sick list Nil


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5 June 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding

10.30am: One Engine Room Artificer, one Signalman, one Able Seaman & one marine joined ship from Portsmouth


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6 June 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour on alterations proceeding

10.00am: Church parties ashore

Noon: Church parties returned


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7 June 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding

1.00pm: One Engine Room Artificer arrived on board to await HMS PATUCA


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8 June 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding on alterations

Taking in stores

9.00am: HMS OROPESA made fast alongside

Sick list 3


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9 June 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.00am: Preparing ship for sea

9.45am: Hove ship ahead in position for leaving quay

10.00am: Singled up. Tugs WRESTLER & WARRIOR fast fore & aft

10.05am: Left quay in Pilot’s charge assisted by tugs (Pilot - Mr James Robertson)

10.30am: Passed out of dock & proceeded down river under Pilot’s orders

11.40am: Cast off forward tug off Bowling

11.50am: Dumbarton Rock abeam

12.30pm: Let go after tug off Greenock

12.35pm: Commenced swinging ship for compass adjustment (Adjuster – S R Black)

2.02pm: Finished adjustment

2.14pm: Proceeded to anchorage

2.27pm: Let go starboard anchor

6.45pm: Sea boat left with mails

7.45pm: HMS HILARY put to sea

8.00pm: Sea boat returned

8.45pm: Anchor aweigh & proceeded

9.20pm: Passed Clock Lighthouse

10.22pm: Little Cumbrae Light abeam

11.19pm: Holy Island abeam distance 1 mile

11.43pm: Pladda abeam 2.5 miles

11.56pm: Pladda abeam (bearing NNW)


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10 June 1915

From Glasgow to Patrol

Lat 56.8, Long -8.00

1.52am: Mull of Cantyre abeam

8.50am: Skerryvore abeam distance 12 miles

11.46am: Barra Head abeam 11 miles

11.50am: Signalled HMS COLUMBELLA

2.20pm: Circled object floating in water

2.30pm: Proceeded

5.45pm: St Kilda abeam distance 36 miles


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11 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.0, Long -9.6

1.00am: Signalled HMS MANTUA

1.30am: Stopped & sent boarding boat to MANTUA for rating

1.55am: Boat returned

1.57am: Proceeded

6.00am: Signalled HMS PATIA

11.15am: Sighted HMS DIGBY and altered course towards her

11.30am: Sent boat to DIGBY

11.50am: Boat returned with one Stoker from DIGBY

Sick list 1


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12 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.9, Long -11.5

4.00pm: Warrant 19 read

10.00pm: Signalled HMS ALSATIAN

Sick list 1


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13 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.8, Long -11.5

4.20am: Stop

4.32am: Sea boat away

Sick list 2

[Admiral de Chair’s report to the Admiralty – quoted in “The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War”, Navy Records Society 2003 – states that the CHANGUINOLA intercepted the Norwegian SS SIGNE, New York to Archangel with a cargo of copper, steel and minerals, on 13 June 1915, though this is not recorded in the log, other than the note that the sea boat was sent out at 4.32am. The SIGNE had green clearance for coal only and there was some doubt about her final destination. She was sent in to Kirkwall with an armed guard. She was eventually permitted to sail on after enquiries in New York as to whether it was a genuine cargo, and assurances from the Norwegian government that the ship would not call at any port before Archangel.]


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14 June 1915

On Patrol

Lat 60.8, Long -11.7

0.40am: Stop. Boarded Norwegian Barque AQUILLE [?AQUILA]. Allowed to Proceed

1.30am: Boat returned. Proceeded

10.00am: Reduced speed for target practice

10.30am: Hauled target aboard

Sick list 3

[“The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War”, Navy Records Society 2003, includes extracts from the diary of Dr John Shaw RNVR, Surgeon Probationer on CHANGUINOLA. On 14 June 1915 he wrote: “I have just returned from a stroll on deck, 11pm, and my nerves are somewhat tense with excitement. Going on deck I observed that the Jack Tars were wearing their life-saving apparatus. I also noticed that they were all looking past the port side of the stern. On enquiring of one of the petty officers he told me that a torpedo had just been observed passing our stern. I immediately ran back to my cabin and informed Baker. We both donned our life-saving belts and went on deck again. Baker was inclined to laugh at me but we both questioned some of the old hands who had seen torpedoes fired in their day and they declared there could be no mistake about it. The GI (Gunnery Instructor) informed me that the wash was just like the time when a torpedo missed the boat he was in – the EDGAR – which was the time the HAWKE was sunk.” Dr Shaw’s diary is held by the Liddle Collection at Leeds University.]

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15 June 1915

On Patrol

Lat 60.6, Long -12.4

9.35am: Slowed down for target exercises. Gunlayers at target practice

10.10am: Half speed

11.25am: Hove target aboard & proceeded

3.10pm: Signalled HMS ORCOMA

Sick list 7


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16 June 1915

On Patrol

Lat 60.7, Long -12.7

9.34am: Reduced speed to put out target

9.45am: All guns crews exercised at target practice

10.50am: Reduced speed to take in target

11.03am: Target inboard & proceeded

6.35pm: Stopped. Boarded Auxiliary Barquentine [name not entered] of Denmark. Copenhagen to Greenland cargo coal. Green clearance from Lerwick. Allowed to proceed. Lat 60 36 N, Long 12 20

7.10pm: Boat returned & proceeded

Sick list 4


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17 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.5, Long -11.0

5.00am: Signalled HMS MANTUA

11.10am: Sighted HMS CAESAREA & altered course SExE

11.24am: Stopped & sent seaboats & boarding boat to CAESAREA for armed guards

11.40am: Boats returned to ship; boarding boat returned to CAESAREA for more armed guards

Noon: Boat returned; proceeded

1.20pm: Stopped & sent 4 armed guards to HMS VICTORIAN

1.40pm: Proceeded

2.40pm: Stopped & sent away seaboat to HMS OROPESA

3.05pm: Boat returned with 3 absentee ratings

3.10pm: Proceeded

7.07pm: Stopped; boat from HMS MANTUA alongside for armed guards

7.12pm: Boat away. Proceeded

Sick list 5

[From the diary of Dr J Shaw RNVR, Surgeon Probationer: ”Our own boat the CHANGUINOLA seems to have more social life aboard of her than any of the others as we found out from the officers of prize crews so probably I am fortunate in getting aboard her. Three of these prize crew officers were P and O officers and I never saw such a glum-looking lot. They would have no part in our sports and I hear that one of them … remarked to one of our officers that we should have been looking after our guns instead of fooling about or something to that effect. In spite of this we are about the crack ship for lowering boats, etc, on the patrol.” – quoted in “The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War”, Navy Records Society 2003]

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18 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 62.1, Long -13.7

10.34pm: Stopped & boarded Steam Trawler BUFFALO of Grimsby, Iceland Fishing Grounds to Grimsby with fish; all correct, allowed to proceed

11.05pm: Boat returned. Proceeded

Sick list 5


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19 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 63.4, Long -13.9

9.24am: Stopped & boarded Steam Trawler BRACKENMORE [?BRACONMOOR]. Aberdeen to Iceland Fishing Grounds

9.45am: Boat returned

11.45am: Signalled HMS HILARY

3.26pm: Stopped & boarded Steam Trawler FAWN of Grimsby - Iceland Fishing Grounds to Grimsby. All correct - allowed to proceed

3.51pm: Boat returned - proceeded

Sick list 5


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20 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 63.1, Long -13.7

2.05am: Observed Steamship & altered course towards her

2.26am: Stopped & boarded Steam Trawler HONORIA of Grimsby. From Grimsby to Iceland. All correct - allowed to proceed

2.39am: Boat returned & hoisted

2.45am: Proceeded

3.05am: Stopped & boarded Steam Trawler CRIBE[?] of Grimsby from Grimsby to Fishing Grounds (all correct)

3.22am: Boat returned

Sick list 6


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21 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 63.5, Long -13.7

3.28am: Stopped & examined Steam Trawler STALKER, Grimsby to Iceland Fishing Grounds, all correct

3.45am: Boat returned

6.10am: Altered course N5W towards trawler

Sick list 5

[The diary of Dr John Shaw RNVR, Surgeon Probationer on CHANGUINOLA, quoted in “The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War”, Navy Records Society 2003, includes the following entries. “Monday 21 June 1915: Ship’s sports were held today. Some of the events were as follows: Tug of war, obstacle race for men, officer’s obstacle race, potato race, bun race, bolster fight, sack race, blindfold boxing, officer’s bottle race, etc. In Tug-of-war the marines beat the petty officers. In turn the officers beat the marines (the Jacks seemed to take the officers’ part in this struggle with the marines.) The officers in their turn were beaten by the firemen. The quarterdeck beat fo’c’sle and firemen beat quarterdeck and so on, so that the firemen came out best … 22 June: The distribution of prizes was made by the captain … The winners of the various events among the men received presents of money, 5/-, 2/-, and so on. (This money was got up by subscription from the officers and captain.) The winners of the officers’ events received iron crosses (made of tin and enamelled black). This gave rise to cheering and laughter among the men.”]


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22 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 63.6, Long -14.0

7.50am: Altered course N15E to intercept sailing ship

8.10am: Stopped & boarded French barquentine [name not entered] from Runcorn to Sandyfiord[?Seydisfjord], general cargo - all correct, allowed to proceed

8.50am: Boat returned, proceeded

5.46pm: Stopped & boarded Steam Trawler GOLDEN GLEAM with trawl down - all correct

6.26pm: Boat returned

6.35pm: Proceeded

10.12pm: Stopped & boarded Danish Ketch BJONORIOLA[?] from Faroe Islands to Iceland with salt. All correct - allowed to proceed

10.40pm: Boat returned & proceeded


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23 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 63.6, Long -14.6

2.25am: Various courses to intercept steamship

3.43am: Stopped & boarded Russian SS GWINSKA [?DWINSK]. New York to Archangel with ammunition & passengers - allowed to proceed. Boat returned to ship

4.30am: Various courses towards steam trawler

6.35am: Stopped & boarded Dutch trawler ERNESTINE PAULINE, Ymuiden [IJmuiden] to Iceland Fishing Grounds, allowed to proceed

6.55am: Boat returned

7.00am: Proceeded

11.10am: Stopped & boarded Steam Trawler ODIN (Dutch) Ymuiden to Iceland Fishing Grounds, allowed to proceed

11.30am: Boat returned. Proceeded

4.45pm: Observed Steamship bearing S80W

6.23pm: Stopped & boarded Danish SS VESTA, Leith to Reykjavik with general cargo. Green clearance. Allowed to proceed

6.45pm: Boat returned. Proceeded

Sick list 5


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24 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.1, Long -11.8

5.15am: Sighted Steamship

7.15am: Signalled HMS ALCANTARA

9.40am: Signalled HMS OROPESA & slowed to put target overboard for 1” sub-calibre target practice

9.50am: Proceeded

10.40am: Slowed to take target aboard

10.53am: Proceeded

11.23am: Altered course West & full speed chasing Steamship

1.05pm: Stopped & boarded SS CUSHING (American) Copenhagen to New York in ballast. Allowed to proceed

1.30pm: Boat returned, & proceeded

10.45pm: Observed Steamship bearing N30W & altered course N33W

10.10pm: Signalled HMS [?EBRO]

Sick list 2


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25 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.4, Long -11.1

2.30am: Spoke HMS EBRO

3.27am: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS STIGSTAD, Newcastle to Cape Breton in ballast. Green clearance, allowed to proceed

4.10am: Boat returned, & proceeded

9.50am: Exercised General Quarters

Sick list 3

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26 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.4, Long -10.8

Sick list 5


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27 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.4, Long -11.1

10.15am: Signalled HMS MOTAGUA

Sick list 4


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28 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 56.7, Long -8.8

2.15am: Signalled HMS MOTAGUA

2.30am: Altered course S15E Full Speed

4.20am: Rung stop from engine-room

4.21am: Full speed

9.30am: Swung out lifeboat. Hands cleaning bright work

5.00pm: Hands getting out hauling lines

6.30 & 7.00pm: Sounding

8.09pm: Oversay abeam

8.57pm: Otter Rock abeam

10.02pm: Signalled guard ship & Shore Station (Mull of Cantyre)

10.07pm: Cantyre abeam

10.45pm: Sanda abeam 1 mile

11.57pm: Pladda N15E

Sick list 3


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29 June 1915

[From Patrol to Glasgow]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

0.20am: Pladda Light abeam 2 miles

0.43am: Holy Island abeam 1 mile

1.35am: Cumbrae abeam 0.5 miles

2.45am: Stop for Pilot at Clock Point

2.50am: Pilot aboard. Proceeded

4.09am: Dumbarton Rock abeam

5.30am: Tug FLYING WIZARD fast forward

5.55am: Princes Dock entrance

6.40am: Fast in berth

1.30pm: Shifted ship, assisted by dock Tugs

2.30pm: Fast under coal crane

3.20pm: Commenced coaling

7.00pm: Ceased coaling for tea

7.30pm: Continued

9.30 to 10.30pm: Coalmen at supper

Sick list 3


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30 June 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Coaling throughout night

4.00 to 4.30pm: Coalmen at Coffee

6.00am: Changed coal gang. Hands cleaning Chart House and chipping hatch coaming

10.00am: Finished coaling

2.45pm: Pilot on board. Shifted to Govan Dry Dock, assisted by Dock Tugs

4.30pm: Ship fast in dry Dock

5.30pm: Commenced working at tail shafts

Sick list 2



LOGS FOR JULY 1915


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1 July 1915

At Glasgow (Govan Dry Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding on tail shafts

6.00am: Hands fall in & employed painting ship’s rails

7.30am: Shore labour employed scraping ship’s bottom & working on tail end shafts

10.00am: Crew ranging cables in dry dock & painting ship

1.00pm: Hands fall in & employed ranging cables in dry dock & painting ship & overhauling cables

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.00pm: Night leave granted

9.30pm: Shore labour stopped for the night

Sick list 1


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2 July 1915

At Glasgow (Govan Dry Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.00am: Hands fall in & employed painting ship

10.00am: First long leave party returned on board

11.30am: Second long leave party left ship. Hands cleaning chain locker & cleaning guns

1.30pm: Hands fall in & employed cleaning chain locker & taking stores on board

Sick list 1


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3 July 1915

At Glasgow (Govan Dry Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

7.30am: Hands employed cleaning & painting ship & getting anchor cables on board

1.30pm: Defaulters

Sick list 1


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4 July 1915

At Glasgow (Govan Dry Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

10.30am: Church parties ashore. Catholic Service held on board

11.30am: One Wireless Telegraphy Officer (Chief Petty Officer) joined ship

Shore labour proceeding on port tail end shaft

Sick list 1


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5 July 1915

At Glasgow (Govan Dry Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

9.00am: Hands painting ship’s side & taking gunners’ stores on board

10.30am: W H Watkins (Petty Officer 1st class) from Royal Naval Barracks Portsmouth & W F Pritchard, Wireless Telegraphy Operator, joined ship this day

6.00pm: Flooded dry dock. Shifted ship from dry dock to Queens Dock

8.15pm: Shifted to coal tips (Queens Dock)

10.45pm: Commenced coaling

Sick list 1


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6 July 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Coaling proceeding

12.30pm: Finished coaling

5.15pm: Left berth in charge of Pilot assisted by two tugs

5.30pm: Passed into River & proceeded down under Pilot's orders

6.05pm: Passed Renfrew

6.43pm: Let go forward tug off Bowling

7.02pm: Dumbarton Rock abeam

7.30pm: Reduced speed approaching Greenock

7.40pm: Cast off stern tug

7.45pm: Stopped & discharged Pilot

9.18pm: Cumbrae abeam 0.5 miles

10.20pm: Holy Island abeam

10.45pm: Pladda abeam


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7 July 1915

[From Glasgow to Patrol]

Lat 56.5, Long -8.8

0.08am: Sanda Island abeam 3 miles

0.52am: Mull abeam 0.75 miles

1.55am: Rathlin Island Light bearing S34W

2.00am: Otter Rock abeam

3.00am: General Quarters

3.20am: Oversay Island abeam 8 miles

3.25am: Sounded disperse

6.30pm: St Kilda abeam distance 30 miles

Sick list Nil


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8 July 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.9, Long -11.2

7.30am: Spoke HMS MANTUA

10.00am: Guns crews exercised at loader. Marines at small arm drill

2.00pm: Signalled HMS PATIA

2.22 to 2.45pm: Signalling HMS PATIA

2.46pm: Proceeded

6.50pm: Sighted ship bearing N20W

7.40pm: Stopped boarded Barque LOCH LINNHE Kovda to Natal with lumber

8.10pm: Boat returned to ship. Proceeded

Sick list 1


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9 July 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.4, Long -11.4

9.35am: Stopped & boarded Danish Schooner NANNY, Iceland to Leith in ballast. Allowed to proceed

10.15am: Boat returned to ship. Proceeded

Sick list 3


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10 July 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.6, Long -12.1

6.15am: Altered course N11E to intercept steamship

6.52pm: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler ANTONIO from Hull to Iceland. All correct, allowed to proceed

7.20pm: Boat returned. Proceeded

Sick list 2


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11 July 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.5, Long -11.9

6.30am: Stopped & spoke Steam Trawler PACIFIC from Grimsby to Iceland - allowed to proceed

4.50pm: Challenged & received reply from unknown Patrol ship

10.50pm: Signalled HMS AMBROSE


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12 July 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.2, Long -11.9

2.30am: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler AISNE, Hull to Iceland Fishing Grounds - Allowed to proceed

2.57am: Boat returned & Proceeded

3.50am: Signalled HMS OROTAVA

5.00am: Signalled HMS AMBROSE

10.25am: Slow – putting target out

10.35 to 11.10am: Gunlayers & trainers at target practice

11.10am: Slow – taking target aboard

11.22am: Proceeded

Crew employed reeving new gear to derricks & boat davits & cleaning brightwork

3.50pm: Signalled HMS MOTAGUA

4.05pm: Stopped & sent boat to HMS MOTAGUA

4.30pm: Boat returned with one rating absentee

4.40pm: Signalled HMS AMBROSE & proceeded

5.40pm: Stopped & sent boat to HMS HILDEBRAND

5.55pm: Boat returned with one absentee rating

6.00pm: Proceeded

8.30pm: Altered course N14W & Full speed chasing steamship

9.30pm: Stopped & boarded Steam Trawler YORK[?] Hull to Iceland Fishing Grounds

10.00pm: Boat returned to ship

Sick list 3


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13 July 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.8, Long -12.0

2.13pm: Altered course S56W chasing steamer

3.00pm: Stopped & boarded Steam Trawler STALWART Hull to Iceland Fishing Grounds. All correct, allowed to proceed

3.20pm: Boat returned. Proceeded

3.25pm: Signalled HMS ORATAVA

5.45pm: Signalled HMS ORATAVA

7.55pm: Signalled HMS ORATAVA

Sick list 2


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14 July 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.2, Long -11.8

9.00am: Marines guns crews exercised at poop gun

10.00am: Hands scraping & painting guns

6.45pm: Altered course S10E to intercept Steamship

7.06pm: Stopped & boarded Russian SS GENERAL SUWOROW Barry to Archangel with coal. Green clearance. Allowed to proceed

7.45pm: Boat returned

Sick list 2


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15 July 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.6, Long -11.5

4.00am: Stopped & boarded Steam Trawler TUGELA Iceland to Hull with fish. Allowed to proceed

4.24am: Boat returned

9.00am: Hands employed overhauling rigging screws & at Divisional Drill. Marines at infantry drill

12.10pm: Altered course S75W to intercept Steamship

12.50pm: Stopped & boarded Steam Trawlers ST CLAIR & ST DENIS. Both from Hull to Iceland Fishing Grounds. All correct - allowed to proceed

1.05pm: Spoke HMS OTWAY

1.20pm: Boat returned. Proceeded

6.50pm: Altered course N50E to intercept Steam Trawler

7.15pm: Allowed Steam Trawler to proceed

Sick list 6


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16 July 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.3, Long -12.7

1.00pm: Signalled HMS ANDES

Sick list 2


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17 July 1915

At Patrol

Lat 62.4, Long -12.8

5.25am: Stopped boarded Danish Ketch FALKING [?FALKEN] Tregassong [?Trangisvaag] to Iceland Fishing Grounds. Allowed to proceed

5.55am: Boat returned. Proceeded

7.30am: Altered course N67W to intercept ship

7.55am: Observed HMS ANDES proceeding to same ship. Altered course South

10.35am: Stopped to place bottom lines

10.46am: Bottom lines placed & proceeded

Noon: Shaped course due North to intercept vessel

12.15pm: Observed Danish Barquentine CONFIDENCE of Thuro previously boarded by HMS OTWAY

4.15pm: Altered course N28W to intercept Steamship

4.48pm: Stopped & boarded Steam Trawler NUTTALLIA Iceland Fishing Grounds to Grimsby. All correct - allowed to proceed

5.05pm: Boat returned. Proceeded

5.40pm: Altered course N45E to intercept Steamship

6.55pm: Observed Steam Trawler CADET flying boarding flag


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18 July 1915

At Patrol

Lat 62.3, Long -12.8

7.10am: Observed vessel & steered due South to intercept

8.20am: Stopped & boarded Danish Schooner N HANSEN Dysart to Reykjavik in ballast. Allowed to proceed

8.00am to Noon: HMS OTWAY in sight all watch

Sick list 6


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19 July 1915

At Patrol

Lat 62.5, Long -13.0

Hands employed cleaning out No 4 hold

Sick list 5


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20 July 1915

At Patrol

Lat 62.4, Long -12.9

1.40am: Sighted vessel

1.50am: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS F HEREDIA Leith to Reykjavik with coal. Green Clearance - allowed to proceed

2.20am: Boat returned. Proceeded

[From the diary of Dr J Shaw RNVR, Surgeon Probationer: “Heavy sea running so that I did not manage to get on deck. If it were not for our little game of football in the afternoon I think I would be feeling in rather a stale condition. Now that the novelty of this life is wearing off I am beginning to realise the dreadful monotony of it. I am very far from being surprised at the Jack Tar enjoying his [leave] not wisely but too well when he gets ashore. There are rumours of our being out for three months next time. Well, to keep myself from feeling depressed I will have to study as much as possible.” – quoted in “The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War”, Navy Records Society 2003]


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21 July 1915

At Patrol

Lat 62.1, Long -12.7

11.00am: Hands cleaning & scraping brightwork & reeving new boats falls. After ammunition supply party exercised

5.20pm: Sighted HMS HILARY altered course S60W

5.38pm: Stopped & sent boat for rating to HMS HILARY

6.05pm: Boat returned with 1 absentee rating

6.10pm: Proceeded

Sick list 6


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22 July 1915

At Patrol

Lat 62.0, Long -12.4

4.30am: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler ANTONIO Iceland Fishing Grounds to Hull. All correct – allowed to proceed

4.50am: Boat returned. Proceeded

10.02am: Slow, to put target overside for 1” sub-calibre target practice

10.37am: Slow – hove target aboard

Sick list 4


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23 July 1915

At Patrol

Lat 62.1, Long -12.1

10.00am: Exercised General Quarters

10.30am: Guns crews exercised at Loader

6.45pm: Altered course N58W to intercept Steamship

7.24pm: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler SIR JAMES RECKITT Iceland Fishing Grounds to Hull – all correct – allowed to proceed

7.52pm: Boat returned. Proceeded

10.35pm: Altered course West to intercept Steamship

10.45pm: Full speed

11.13pm: Stopped & spoke British Steam Trawler THOMAS STRATTON flying boarding flag - allowed to proceed

11.20pm: Proceeded


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24 July 1915

At Patrol

Lat 62.3, Long -12.6

3.36am: Observed Steam Trawler PERICLES flying boarding flag. Allowed to proceed

2.30pm: Spoke HMS OROPESA

Sick list 7


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25 July 1915

At Patrol

Lat 62.3, Long -12.5

2.05am: Altered course East to intercept Steamship

2.37am: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler AUDREY Hull to Iceland – all correct – allowed to proceed

3.10am: Boat returned. Proceeded

6.30am: Altered course N70W to intercept Steamship

7.40am: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler SEAHORSE – Iceland Fishing Grounds to Hull – all correct – allowed to proceed

8.10am: Boat returned. Proceeded

7.45pm: Altered course N70E to intercept Steamship

10.50pm: Altered course S55W to intercept Steamship (Fired blank cartridge 3 Pounder)

10.58pm: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler WESTMINSTER Grimsby to Iceland – allowed to proceed

11.25pm: Boat returned. Proceeded

Sick list 2


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26 July 1915

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.8, Long -11.5

2.00am: Altered course N73E to intercept Steamship on port bow

2.50am: Passed British Steam Trawler ST CLAIR of Hull flying boarding flag K

8.40am: Signalled HMS OROPESA

9.10am: Stopped. OROPESA's boat alongside with Crystal receiver for repairs

9.18am: Boat left – proceeded

10.10am: Signalled HMS VIRGINIAN

10.35am: Signalled HMS VICTORIAN

4.25pm: Spoke HMS CEDRIC

Sick list 2


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27 July 1915

[At Patrol, and from Patrol to Glasgow]

Lat 56.3, Long -8.7

3.27am: Observed St Kilda bearing S60E

4.35am: St Kilda abeam 30 miles

10.00am: Spoke HMS INDIA

4.00pm: Hands getting up mooring lines

7.07pm: Oversay abeam 6 miles

9.56pm: Mull of Cantyre abeam 1 mile

10.30pm: Sanda Island abeam

Midnight: Pladda Lighthouse abeam 6 miles


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28 July 1915

[From Patrol to Glasgow and] at Glasgow

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

0.40am: Holy Isle abeam 2.5 miles

1.32am: Little Cumbrae abeam

2.05am: Toward Point abeam

2.25am: Reduced speed to pass through boom gate

2.28am: Passed through gate

2.30am: Clock Light abeam. Took pilot aboard & proceeded. Tug fast aft

3.48am: Dumbarton Rock abeam

4.05am: Bowling passed

4.17am: Passed Dalmuir

4.47am: Scotstoun. Tug fast ahead

Tugs FLYING SWALLOW & FLYING PHANTOM

5.20am: Proceeded into dock

5.30am: Swung round in basin

6.00am: Fast in berth (Queens Dock)

8.00am: 5 bags of mails aboard

2.00am: First long leave party proceeded on leave

5.30pm: Shifted ship to coaling berth

6.00pm: Fast in new berth

6.15pm: Four men discharged

6.30pm: Commenced coaling

Sick list 1


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29 July 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

10.00am: Hands taking in stores, holystoning decks & painting overside & under forecastle head

Coaling proceeding

3.30pm: Sergeant Comport reported on HMS EBRO for escort to Chatham. Chief Cook & assistant steward joined ship

9.00pm: Finished all coaling. Trimming continued

10.45pm: Shifted berth assisted by Pilot & two tugs

0.15am: All fast in new berth. Two Able Seamen joined ship from HMS EAGLE

Sick list 1


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30 July 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding on alterations

1.30pm: Second leave party left ship


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31 July 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

9.30am: Hands employed painting funnel & ward room & taking in stores

11.00am: Prize crew from HMS MOTAGUA left ship



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915


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Page signed: Ar H Reade Lt Comd RNR Navigating Officer


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1 August 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.30am: Hands fall in & employed washing & scrubbing decks

Shore labour proceeding on alterations

10.00am: Church party ashore

Noon: Church party returned

Took in 600 gallons oil

1.00pm: Hands at rest

4.00pm: Evening quarters


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2 August 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Hands taking in stores

4.00pm: Warped ship to new berth

6.00pm: Ship fast in new berth

Midnight: 1 Absentee (Able Seaman) ex HMS MANTUA came on board

Sick list 2


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3 August 1915

From Glasgow to Patrol

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

5.00am: One Absentee (Able Seaman) ex HMS MANTUA came on board

8.30am: Hands employed taking in stores

11.00am: Engines, Helm & engine room telegraphs tested

12.30pm: One Able Seaman, Royal Naval Reserve, discharged to hospital. Chief Cook discharged from ship

2.00pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea

5.10pm: Left berth in charge of Pilot & two tugs

5.22pm: Passed into River

5.28pm: Proceeded slow down River, using tugs as required

5.47pm: Cast off forward tug off Shieldhall Light

6.00pm: Passed Renfrew

6.34pm: Passed Bowling

6.47pm: Passed Dumbarton Rock

6.50pm: Stopped - Man overboard - cast off stern tug to pick man up

6.57pm: Man aboard tug

7.00pm: Proceeded

7.32pm: Passed Greenock

7.40pm: Discharged Pilot & received man from tug (uninjured)

7.50pm: Proceeded

8.15pm: Passed through boom gate. Full speed

8.35pm: Toward Point abeam

9.00pm: Little Cumbrae abeam

10.02pm: Holy Island abeam

10.30pm: Pladda Light abeam

11.58pm: Pladda abeam 1.5 miles

Sick list 1


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4 August 1915

From Glasgow to Patrol

Lat 56.7, Long -8.7

0.40am: Mull of Cantyre Light abeam 0.5 miles

2.58am: Oversay Light abeam 10 miles

3.25am: Sounded General Quarters

3.50am: Sounded Secure

9.00am: Crew employed cleaning paintwork & rigging derrick & boat gear

2.30pm: Observed Norwegian SS TOLOSA bound west

3.25pm: Observed St Kilda Island bearing N56E

4.42pm: St Kilda abeam

Sick list 2


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5 August 1915

From Glasgow to Patrol

Lat 60.8, Long -11.3

5.05am: Signalled HMS HILDEBRAND

1.36pm: Observed HMS AMBROSE, altered course N75E

1.45pm: Stopped & took Able Seaman telegraphist from AMBROSE

2.12pm: Seaboat returned – Awaiting engineers purposes

2.18pm: Proceeded

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos 26, 27, 28

7.20pm: Stopped, approaching HMS MANTUA

7.30pm: Transferred 7 ratings to MANTUA

7.35pm: Proceeded

10.05pm: Altered course S10W to intercept Steamship

10.18pm: Stopped & boarded British SS WESTWARD HO New York to Archangel via Brest & Havre with Russian troops from France & munitions from New York. Allowed to proceed

11.15pm: Boat returned. Proceeded

Sick list 3


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6 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.7, Long -12.0

9.30am: Hands cleaning guns & brightwork

10.02am: Sounded General Quarters

10.15am: Sounded disperse

7.30pm: Signalled HMS ALSATIAN

Sick list 2


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7 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.7, Long -12.1

4.15am: Altered course N85W to intercept Steamship

4.30am: Fired blank 3 pounder

4.36am: Stopped & boarded Russian SS IRTYSH (Russian Volunteer Fleet) New York to Archangel via Greenock. Allowed to proceed

5.12am: Boat returned

10.00am: Guns crews sponging out guns

1.40pm: Altered course West to intercept Steamship

2.17pm: Stopped & spoke British SS CARRON HEAD [?SS CARRIGAN HEAD] previously boarded by HMS HILARY. Allowed to proceed

2.20pm: Proceeded

Sick list 3


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8 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.5, Long -12.2

2.00am: Altered course S22E to intercept Steamship

2.25am: Stopped & boarded Grimsby Steam Trawler FORTUNA Iceland to Grimsby. Allowed to proceed

2.55am: Boat returned. Proceeded

Sick list 4


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9 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.7, Long -12.2

10.30am: Marines & Forecastle Division exercised at gun drill

3.55pm: Observed HMS AMBROSE (Challenged & exchanged pennants)

7.20pm: Signalled HMS MANTUA

Sick list 5


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10 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.6, Long -12.2

9.38am: Slow, putting target over side

9.53am: Half speed, guns crews exercised at target practice

3.50pm: Altered course to East to intercept Steamship. Full speed

4.00pm: Signalled HMS OTWAY. Exercised Collision mat stations

Sick list 5


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11 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.4, Long -11.3

3.00pm: Sea boat away to HMS ARLANZA

3.25pm: Boat returned. Proceeded

4.00pm: Exercised Fire Stations

4.10pm: Observed HMS EBRO bearing S by W

4.15pm: Signalled EBRO

5.15pm: Signalled Ship's position to HMS ARLANZA (59 32 N, 11 5 W)

6.45pm: Observed smoke bearing N52W

6.50pm: Altered course N52W

7.30pm: No further sign of smoke, altered course to N2W


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12 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.8, Long -11.3

5.10am: Altered course S32W to intercept vessel

6.00am: Fired port 3 Pounder

6.11am: Stopped & boarded Norwegian Barque MUSSELCRAG Leith to Valparaiso with coal. Green clearance - allowed to proceed

6.42am: Boat returned. Proceeded

12.33pm: Received orders to close HMS KING ORRY requiring medical assistance

1.25pm: Observed KING ORRY bearing S40W & steered towards her

1.43pm: KING ORRY's boat left with Staff Surgeon

2.18pm: Staff Surgeon returned to Ship - proceeded

Sick list 4


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13 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.3, Long -10.7

3.40am: Signalled HMS HILARY

10.00am: Exercised General Quarters

3.10pm: Observed Steamship bearing S34W

3.15pm: Altered course S80W to intercept her

4.00pm: Signalled HMS FIONA

Sick list 3


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14 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.3, Long -10.7

3.40am: Stopped & sent sea boat to HMS FIONA for 4 ratings

4.00am: Boat returned to ship.

4.05am: Proceeded

4.00pm: Read warrants Nos 29, 30, 31 & 32

Sick list 7


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15 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.3, Long -10.9

Sick list 3


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16 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.4, Long -11.2

5.40am: Altered course S50E to intercept Steamer

5.52am: Stop. Boarded Danish SS HELLIG OLAV Christiania [now Oslo] to New York. Allowed to proceed

5.35am: Boat returned

6.03am: Altered course S30W to intercept Steamship

6.15am: Stop. Boarded Russian SS SIBIR Cardiff to Archangel with coal. All correct. Allowed to proceed

6.50am: Boat returned

9.41am: Slow. Target practice

3.30pm: Observed Steamship S50W. Continued normal course

4.12pm: Stop. Boarded Swedish SS NEW SWEDEN Baltimore to Gothenburg with coal. Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard in charge of Mr Pearse

5.15pm: Boat returned

7.30pm: Altered course N15W to intercept Steamship

8.10pm: Stop. Boarded Danish SS ALEXANDRA New York to Kirkwall. Sent in with armed guard in charge of Mr Hayward

8.42pm: Boat returned


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17 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.1, Long -10.5

5.10am: Slow. Circled fisherman’s buoy

8.55am: Altered course S75E to intercept Steamship. Full Speed

9.50am: Slow. Fired blank 3 Pounder

9.55am: Stop. Boarded Norwegian SS LEDAAL in ballast. Newcastle to New York. Green clearance. Allowed to proceed

10.35am: Boat returned

11.15am: Altered course N52W to intercept Steamer

11.47am: Stop. Boarded Danish SS I D S ADOLPH Curacao Island to Leith. Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard in charge of Sub Lieut Chisholm RNR

12.20pm: Boat returned

4.00pm: Altered course S65W to intercept Steamship

4.38pm: Stop. Boarded Russian SS SIGRID Barry to Archangel with coal

5.05pm: Boat returned

6.50pm: Altered course N65W to intercept Steamship

8.30pm: Stop. Boarded Russian SS EXPORT Cardiff to Archangel with coal

8.55pm: Boat returned

Sick list 5

[From the diary of Dr J Shaw RNVR, Surgeon Probationer: “We are meeting quite a number of ships, among them two Russians, who dipped to us out of courtesy. I am taking a watch for intercepted signals. We steer a circle round the ships we board now so as to give submariners as little chance as possible. Sometimes we go to general quarters in fact and train all the guns on the ship we are boarding in case she is a German in disguise supplied with torpedo tubes.” – quoted in “The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War”, Navy Records Society 2003]


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18 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.8, Long -10.8

9.35am: Altered course N86W to intercept Steamship

10.20am: Stop. Boarded Dutch SS BARENDRECHT Sydney Cape Breton to Hamorst [?Hammerfest – per Galveston Daily News 30 July 1915, ship was bound for Norway] with oil. Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard in charge of Sub Lieut Inglis RNR

10.55am: Boat returned

11.00am: Various speeds for target practice

4.08pm: Altered course S50E to intercept Steamer

4.45pm: Signalled Norwegian SS TYR Archangel to Nantes, flying boarding flag. Allowed to proceed

6.15pm: Altered course NxE to intercept sailing vessel

6.30pm: Boarded Norwegian ship LYSGLIMT Aalborg to Buenos Ayres with cement

6.50pm: Boat returned. Vessel allowed to proceed

8.55pm: Stop. Boarded Spanish SS PELAYO Lisbon to Archangel. No clearance

9.00pm: Circling round Steamship. Awaiting instructions from Admiral 10th Cruiser Squadron

10.50pm: Received orders

10.55pm: Allowed her to proceed. Boat returned

Sick list 4


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19 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.9, Long -10.7

3.20am: Observed HMS HILDEBRAND. Answered challenge & exchanged Pennants

3.55am: Stop. Away sea boat

4.20am: Boat returned with Warrant Telegraphist (Mr Prichard)

4.25am: Shaped course WxN 87 Revs to intercept Steamship

5.00am: Stop. Boarded Russian SS SUCHAN Archangel to Havre. Allowed to proceed

5.15am: Boat returned

9.20am: Altered course N23E to intercept Steamship

10.18am: Stop. Boarded Swedish SS MARIE Mexico to Denmark with Timber. No clearance. Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard in charge of Sub-Lieut Seabrook RNR

10.53am: Boat returned

11.22am: Altered course N62W to intercept steamer

Noon: Observed SS FREDERICK VII with prize crew aboard [SS FREDERICK VIII boarded by HMS ALSATIAN 19 August 1915 per “The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War”, Navy Records Society 2003]

Sick list 4


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20 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.8, Long -10.7

5.06am: Altered course N32W to intercept vessel

5.15am: Challenged HMS AMBROSE & exchanged pennants

7.30am: Altered course N65W to intercept Steamship

8.07am: Stop. Boarded British SS MESSINA Halifax to Archangel via Stornoway. General cargo. Allowed to proceed

8.48am: Boat returned

6.00pm: Observed smoke, altered course East

6.40pm: No further observation, altered course N60W

Sick list 4


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21 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.7, Long -11.0

8.23pm: Altered course S75E to intercept Steamship

8.45pm: Stop. Boarded British SS FLAWYL Sunderland to Wabana in ballast. Allowed to proceed

9.20pm: Boat returned. Proceeded

9.28pm: Altered course N45W to intercept Steamship

9.40pm: Stop. Boarded SS PIONEER (American) New York to Copenhagen with oil. Sent to Kirkwall with prize crew in charge of Lieut S Baker RNR

10.45pm: Boat returned. Proceeded

Sick list 4


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22 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 56.5, Long -8.4

Noon to 2.00pm: Sounding frequently

5.10pm: Sighted Oversay bearing ExS

6.00pm: Oversay abeam 6 miles

8.00pm: Various courses rounding Mull [of Cantyre, per position at 8.00pm]

8.15pm: Mull abeam 0.5 miles

8.50pm: Sanda Island abeam 1.5 miles

10.15pm: Pladda abeam 1.5 miles

10.45am: Holy Island abeam 1 mile

11.40pm: Little Cumbrae abeam 1 mile

Sick list 3


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23 August 1915

From Patrol to Glasgow, and at Glasgow (Princes Dock)]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

0.10am: Toward Point abeam

0.30am: Clock abeam

0.40am: Reduced speed for Pilot

0.50am: Pilot boarded. Proceeded full speed

2.15am: Dumbarton Rock

3.00am: Stern tug made fast

4.10am: Entered Princes Dock

4.40am: Ship fast in berth

9.15am: Long leave liberty party proceeded on leave

Sick list 1


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24 August 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

5.00pm: 2 seamen ratings joined up

Sick list 1


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25 August 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

5.00am: Shifted ship to coal berth

6.00am: Fast in berth and commenced coaling

7.00am: Hands fall in. Employed painting overside & shifting stream anchor

10.00am: Armed guard in charge of Lieut S W Baker RNR returned to ship. R Evans AB discharged to hospital. Signed 3 Firemen

4.30pm: Special leave party proceeded. Hands taking in stores

8.00pm: First long leave party returned. Second long leave party proceeded

9.30 to 10.30pm: Coalmen to supper


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26 August 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.00am: Coalmen shifted gang. Hands fall in. Employed taking in stores & shifting boat from after well deck to forward deck

Noon: Finished coaling. Received 1523 tons

1.00pm: Shifted ship from coal berth

1.40pm: Fast in new berth

Sick list 1


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27 August 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

11.00am: One Able Seaman (RNR) rating joined up

Sick list 1


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28 August 1915

At Glasgow (Princes Dock) [and from Glasgow to Patrol]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

8.15am: Hands fall in Employed taking in stores etc

10.00am: Leave party returned. Leave expired

2.25pm: Left dock in charge of Pilot & two tugs. Various speeds

2.30pm: Passed into River

2.40pm: Let go tugs & proceeded down river

3.45pm: Passed Dumbarton Rock

4.20pm: Reduced speed approaching Greenock

4.27pm: Let go starboard anchor off Princes Pier

4.30pm: Rung off

5.00pm: Sea boat left ship with mails

6.00pm: Boat returned to ship

7.00pm: Commenced to heave anchor

7.05pm: Anchor aweigh. Slow ahead

7.47pm: Passed through boom defence

7.54pm: Full speed

8.42pm: Cumbrae abeam

9.37pm: Holy Island abeam 2 miles

10.04pm: Pladda abeam

11.34pm: Sanda Island abeam 1.5 miles

Sick list 1


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29 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.8, Long -8.9

0.16am: Mull of Cantyre abeam 1 mile

1.35am: Otter Rock N5E

2.30am: Oversay Head Light abeam 10.25 miles

4.30pm: Observed HMS PATIA N25W

4.32pm: Altered course N27W

4.50pm: Took up station on PATIA. Stop

5.00pm: Boat alongside for ratings

5.05pm: Boat left with 4 ratings. Proceeded N22E. Full speed

Sick list -


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30 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.1, Long -10.8

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning boats & paint work

11.00am: Captains defaulters

Sick list -


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31 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.0, Long -11.0

9.00am: Hands employed refitting & cleaning mess decks

10.30am: Marines painting out their quarters

5.15pm: Sighted two Steamships N & N30E

5.20pm: Altered course N65E. Fired Port 3 Pounder

6.22pm: Stop. Boarded British SS ANNAPOLIS Baltimore to Leith with general cargo. Allowed to proceed

6.52pm: Boat returned

11.00pm: Made own & PATUCA pennants by searchlight. Looking out to meet the above ship



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915


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Page signed: Ar H Reade Lt Comd RD RNR Navigating Officer


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1 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.0, Long -10.9

1.00am: Altered course N22E

2.28am: Sighted HMS PATUCA altered course N75W

2.50am: Stop. Received two ratings & sent two to PATUCA

3.20am: All clear. Shaped course N49E 87 revs

5.10am: Altered course S12E to intercept Steamship bearing S26W

5.30am: Stop. Boarded Danish SS ARKANSAS New York to Copenhagen with general. Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard in charge of Mid Pearse RNR

6.10am: Boat returned. Proceeded

8.30am: Altered course N22E

9.30am: Hands employed overhauling & refitting Boat gear

Noon: Altered course S28W

Zigzagging 6 points every 10 minutes throughout the day

4.00pm: Evening quarters. Altered course N22E

5.30pm: Altered course N11E

8.00pm: Altered course S22W

Midnight: Altered course N22E

Sick list 2


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2 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.9, Long -10.9

9.55am: Slow engines for Target practice

11.00am: Captains Defaulters. Hands cleaning boarding boats

3.00pm: Crew employed painting out galleys

5.06pm: Altered course S40E to intercept Steamship

6.05pm: Stop. Boarded British SS MABEL BAIRD Penarth to Archangel with coal. Allowed to proceed

6.35pm: Boat returned. Proceeded

9.35pm: Altered course N8W to intercept Steamship

9.45pm: Spoke British SS DEVONA previously boarded HMS EBRO. Allowed to proceed

Sick list 1


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3 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.8, Long -13.0

9.30am: Stop. Lowered target into water for 6 inch target practice. Fired 30 rounds (practice projectiles) Circled round target

10.45am: Target aboard. Proceeded

2.00pm: Crew employed painting guns & also galley

11.20pm: Altered course N9E to intercept Steamer

11.45pm: Stop. Boarded Norwegian SS CRATHORNE Helesinor [?Helsingor] to Tampa in ballast. Allowed to proceed

Sick list 1


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4 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.2, Long -13.0

0.25am: Boat returned to ship

5.55am: Observed Steamship S60E. Altered course N70E

6.15am: Spoke HMS MOTAGUA. Altered course S81E

6.27am: Stop. Sent boat for 1 rating

7.10am: Boat returned. Proceeded

8.10am: Stop boarded Swedish SS IRENE Curacao Island to Limhamn with phosphate rock. Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard in charge of Sub Lieut Hayward RNR

8.40am: Boat returned

3.55pm: Altered course N60W to intercept steamer

4.33pm: Stop. Boarded Norwegian SS JOHN BLUMER Baltimore to Gothenburg with wheat. Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard in charge of Sub Lieut Inglis RNR

5.00pm: Boat returned. Proceeded

5.10pm: Spoke HMS EBRO

Sick list 2


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5 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.7, Long -11.6

11.45am: Sighted Steamer SExE. Altered course S10E to intercept her

Noon: Stop. Boarded Government oiler No 96 SS WINAMAC. Under sealed orders. Allowed her to proceed

12.30pm: Boat returned to ship. Proceeded

Sick list 2


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6 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.1, Long -10.8

1.52am: Altered course ExS to intercept Steamer

2.05am: Stop. Boarded American oiler CORNING New York to Stockholm with refined petroleum. Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard in charge of Lieut Seabrook RNR

3.10am: Boat returned to ship. Proceeded

9.45am: Reduced speed. Out Target. Gunlayers tests at 1 inch aiming tube

Various speeds until 11.15am. Then shipped target & proceeded 87 revs

Sick list 2


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7 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.2, Long -10.5

3.00pm: Working party scraping & painting boat deck beams

4.02pm: Altered course N5W to cut off Steamship

4.18pm: Stopped & spoke Norwegian SS AERO with armed guard aboard from MOTAGUA

4.26pm: Shaped course S23W & proceeded

Sick list 1


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8 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.3, Long -10.9

8.00am: Crew employed scraping decks – painting & rigging bridge dodger

9.00am: Observed HMS MOTAGUA. Altered course North & various courses endeavouring to meet HMS AMBROSE at previously arranged rendezvous

12.20pm: Altered course N55W to close with HMS AMBROSE

12.30pm: Stopped & sent boat to AMBROSE

12.53pm: Boat returned

12.58pm: Shaped course S23W & proceeded


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9 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.5, Long -10.8

5.05am: Observed Steamship. Reduced speed

5.20am: Stopped & boarded Danish SS POLARSH JEMENIS [SS POLARSTJERNEN] from Baltimore to Gothenburg with coal. Sent her to Kirkwall for examination with armed guard in charge of Lieut Baker RNR [A report in the New York Evening World dated 16 September 1915 stated that the Danish SS POLARSTJERNEN from Baltimore to Gothenburg had been delayed by the British authorities]

5.58am: Proceeded S25W

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 32

Sick list 3


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10 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.5, Long -10.8

2.47am: Observed Steamship & altered course N45E to cut her off

3.19am: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS URD Tyne to Delaware Breakwater in ballast. Allowed to proceed

4.15am: Shaped course S23W & proceeded

Sick list 3


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11 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.3, Long -11.0

4.27am: Stopped port engine owing to bursting of oil pipe below

4.30am: Proceeded with both engines

9.15am: Altered course to S75E to close with HMS OROPESA

9.25am: Stopped & sent sea boat to OROPESA

9.46am: Sea boat returned with 3 armed guards in charge of Sub Lts Inglis & Hayward RNR & Mid Pearse RNR

9.50am: Shaped course N21E & proceeded

10.35am: Signalled HMS EBRO

1.00pm: Altered course S22E to intercept sailing vessel

1.22pm: Stopped & boarded Norwegian barque RISOR Narvik to Melbourne, cargo timber

1.55pm: Boat returned

2.00pm: Shaped course S31W & proceeded

4.00pm: Evening quarters. Hammocks inspected

11.30pm: Received orders to proceed to assistance of HMS OROPESA & PATIA. Burnt navigation lights, ceased zigzag & increased to full speed. [OROPESA and PATIA had been in collision in Lat 58.8 N, Long 11 W. EBRO, CHANGUINOLA & COLUMBELLA went to their assistance. OROPESA sustained relatively little damage, though still needed to proceed to the Clyde for repairs. PATIA suffered more extensive damage and EBRO was ordered to escort her to the Clyde for repairs. – per “The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War”, Navy Records Society 2003]

Sick list 3


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12 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.3, Long -11.0

1.15am: Observed vessel without lights. Challenged & received answer

2.10am: Received orders to return to patrol, altered course to N21E & decreased to 87 revs. Extinguished navigation lights & resumed 4 pt zigzag

8.00am: Signalled HMS COLUMBELLA

8.10am: Stopped

8.17am: Sent boat to COLUMBELLA for rating

8.35am: Boat returned

8.45am: Shaped course N21E & proceeded

3.30pm: Observed SS ROSALIND

3.45pm: Altered course to S70E

3.49pm: Stopped & boarded SS ROSALIND British Government oiler No 9, Immingham to Port Arthur, Texas, in ballast

4.20pm: Boat returned. Shaped course N21E & proceeded


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13 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.4, Long -11.0

9.00am: Hands cleaning guns & ship, & preparing ship for coaling

1.00pm: Working party employed scraping & painting accommodation ladder

Sick list 1


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14 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.5, Long -7.8

9.00am: Crew employed cleaning guns, rigging coaling gear, painting boats & accommodation ladder

1.40pm: Sighted land N18E

2.40pm: Sydero Island N46E

2.50pm: Steamship bearing N50E

Sick list 1


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15 September 1915

At Patrol & Busta Voe

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

3.40am: Observed land S80E

5.14am: Fogla Skerry abeam

5.54am: Murbie Stacks Light abeam. Various courses, Engines to Captain’s orders

6.10am: Passed boom

6.33am: Let go Starboard anchor

6.44am: Finished with engines

6.55am: Let go Port anchor

8.00am: Hands fall in. Told off to coaling stations

8.15am: Hands to breakfast

9.20am: Commenced coaling

10.10am: Lieut Seabrooke RNR & armed guard returned to ship

Noon: Hands to Dinner

12.30pm: Hands resumed coaling

2.00pm: Sub Lieut Hoseason with armed guard from HMS AMBROSE joined ship

4.00pm: Hands cease work

4.30pm: Hands resumed coaling

7.00pm: Coaling ceased for the day

Sick list 3


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16 September 1915

At Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

7.00am: Resumed coaling

9.00am: Mooring bollards & rail carried away by collier’s backstay on starboard side

12.10pm: Finished coaling, 1000 Tons

12.30pm: Collier DALEWOOD unmoored & proceeded to anchorage

1.15pm: Hands fall in. Employed unrigging coaling gear & cleaning ship

1.30pm: Collier TOWNELEY proceeded to anchorage

5.00pm: Armed guard from HMS CEDRIC joined ship


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17 September 1915

At Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

9.15am: Hove up port anchor

5.00pm: 3 armed guards ex HMS HILARY, MOTAGUA & OROTAVA joined ship


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18 September 1915

At Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

7.45am: Duty boat ashore

8.30am: Duty boat returned

3.30pm: Armed guard from HMS ORCOMA joined ship

5.30pm: Armed guard from HMS ORCOMA proceeded to HMS VICTORIAN

[From the diary of Dr J Shaw RNVR, Surgeon Probationer: “I went on shore in the afternoon again, watched football match between firemen and officers for a short time and then went for a stroll with Pearse and Hayward and got another fine view. This time … could [see] Olna Firth where there was a Whaling Station in peace time. Having got to the top of the hill where there was a collection of stones we returned and had tea in a small farmhouse, which seems to be a regular tea room now since officers come to it from all ships and had a simple tea.” – quoted in “The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War”, Navy Records Society 2003]


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19 September 1915

At Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

3.00pm: 5 Armed guards from HMS ORCOMA reported on board


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20 September 1915

At Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

4.30am: Two sea boats away for mail

5.50am: Returned without mail

6.20am: Sea boats away for mail

7.00am: Returned with 38 bags of mails

6.45pm: Armed guard from HMS ORCOMA reported on board

7.04pm: Anchor aweigh

7.37pm: Passed boom defence

7.45pm: Murbie Stack Light abeam

8.10pm: Hillsing [?Hillswick] Light abeam


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21 September 1915

From Swarbacks Minn to Rendezvous

Lat 62.8, Long -5.3

2.40am: After bottom line carried away

2.45am: Slow both, clearing away line

2.50am: All clear

2.00pm: Hands employed painting ship & reeving new boat falls

Sick list 1


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22 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.4, Long -9.5

8.00am: Thick fog all watch

9.00am: Hands reeving boats falls, scraping winches & cleaning

Noon: Thick fog throughout watch

2.15pm: Commenced firing rockets at intervals of 15 minutes

2.30pm: Stopped Engines

Sound signals for fog observed

7.35pm: Fog lifted. Burnt navigation lights. Ceased siren

11.15pm: Observed light bearing ENE, altered course N67E

11.57pm: Signalled HMS ORCOMA

Sick list 1


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23 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.5, Long -12.0

0.22am: Stopped. Boat from HMS ORCOMA alongside. Transferred armed guards for that ship

1.00am: Proceeded S44W

9.30am: Guns crews exercised at loader drill

10.30am: Hands employed painting & cleaning hatch covers

Sick list 2


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24 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.4, Long -11.9

7.30am: Observed HMS CEDRIC S65W

7.55am: Stop. Boarded SS ARE (Norwegian) Iceland to Liverpool with fish. Allowed to proceed. Also transferred armed guards to CEDRIC. Engineers repairing steering gear

9.15am: Proceeded N2E 87 Revs using hand steering gear

11.00am: Changed to steam gear & continued

1.30pm: Working party rattling down fore rigging

4.40pm: Observed HMS AMBROSE N35W. Exchanged pennants & continued normal course

5.08pm: Stop. Transferred armed guards

Sick list 3


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25 September 1915

[At Patrol]

Lat 61.9, Long -14.5

9.30am: Rattling down fore rigging. All guns sponged out

Sick list 2


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26 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.8, Long -13.6

4.30am: Observed Steamship bearing S80W. Altered course S80W

4.55am: Fired blank 3 Pounder

5.05am: Stop. Boarded Steam Trawler ARALIA, Iceland Fishing Grounds to Grimsby with fish. Allowed to Proceed

5.40am: Boat returned. Shaped course S6E

4.40pm: Observed HMS ANDES S20W

5.12pm: Stop. Sent sea-boat away

5.38pm: Boat returned. Shaped course N12E

11.00pm: Observed Steamship S30W

11.10pm: Altered course S6W

11.42pm: Stop. Boarded British SS RHODESIA New York to Archangel, Cargo to Russian Government

Sick list 1


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27 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.8, Long -13.6

0.49am: Boat returned. Shaped course N10E

3.40am: Observed Steamship bearing WNW, altered course West

4.03am: Stop. Boarded British Trawler OCEANIC Iceland to Aberdeen with fish. Allowed to proceed

4.40am: Boat returned. Shaped course S60E

9.50am: Reduced speed to launch target

10.15am: Half speed, Gunlayers’ test

11.00am: Stop. Hove target aboard

11.20am: Proceeded

2.30pm: Stewards at Small arms Drill

Sick list -


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28 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.9, Long -13.8

9.00am: Hands tarring down & rattling fore rigging. Fitting bridge dodger & cleaning decks. All guns sponged out

Sick list Nil


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29 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.9, Long -13.5

Sick list Nil


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30 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.9, Long -13.5

1.20am: Observed vessel NE, altered course N45E to intercept her

1.28am: Fired blank 3 Pounder

1.35am: Stop. Boarded Danish Auxiliary SS FOX II Greenland to Copenhagen with cryolite. Sent to Lerwick with armed guard in charge of Mid Pearse RNR

2.42am: Boat returned. Shaped course N5W

11.00am: Guns crews exercised at loader

11.55am: Observed Steamship N75W

Noon: Altered course N75W to intercept Steamer

12.43pm: Stop. Boarded Norwegian SS KNUT SKAALUREN Iceland to Grimsby in ballast. Allowed to proceed

1.10pm: Boat returned. Shaped course S4E

3.00pm: Hands rattling down. Stewards at small arms drill

6.40pm: Observed vessel N79W, altered course N79W to intercept her

7.26pm: Stop. Boarded Danish schooner DORIS Iceland to Leith in ballast. Allowed to proceed

8.00pm: Boat returned. Shaped course N70E

Sick list -



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915


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1 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.4, Long -12.3

Zigzag 8 points throughout

6.40am: Observed HMS PATUCA Exchanged Pennants & Challenge

7.30am: Hands washing down

8.30am: Hands employed scraping bridge deck. Cleaning guns. Tarring down main rigging

11.30am: Altered course S3W

12.07pm: Altered course S15W

12.50pm: Altered course S3W

1.00pm: Sighted HMS EBRO South. Steered normal course S3W

1.32pm: Stop. Boat alongside with mails

1.47pm: Boat left. Shaped course S6E 87 Revs

2.00pm: Signalled HMS OROTAVA

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.50pm: Altered course N3E

6.10pm: Observed Steamship S30W

6.20pm: Altered course S30W

6.25pm: Exchanged pennants with HMS ARLANZA

6.27pm: Resumed course N3E

8.00pm: Altered course S2E 87 Revs

Zigzag 8 points throughout

10.30pm: Reduced Speed to 70 Revs & ceased zigzag

Midnight: Altered course N14E

Sick list 1


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2 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.5, Long -12.4

9.20pm: Observed Steamship S84W. Altered course S84W

9.40pm: Stop. Boarded Swedish SS GUSTAV ADOLPH Baltimore to Malmo with coal. Sent her to Kirkwall with armed guard in charge of Sub Lieut Hayward RNR

10.25pm: Boat returned. Shaped course N75W


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3 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.6, Long -12.6

0.15am: Observed Steamship WNW

0.20am: Altered course N74W

0.25am: Sounded General Quarters

0.56am: Stop. Boarded SS DENABY (British) Archangel to Marseilles with grain. Allowed to proceed

1.50am: Boat returned. Shaped course N18W

Noon: Observed Steamship N75W. Altered course N42W

12.30pm: Stop. Boarded Danish SS GUERRE [?SS GURRE] Baltimore to Malmo with wheat. Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard in charge of Sub Lieut Inglis RNR

1.10pm: Boat returned. Shaped course S10E

Sick list 1


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4 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.7, Long -12.5

9.55pm: Stop to lower target & reeve new after bottom line

10.05am: Proceeded slow

10.11am: Stop

10.23am: Slow

10.30am: Half speed

11.14am: Slow. Shipped target

11.33am: Proceeded

2.00pm: Stewards at Squad drill

3.00pm: Carpenters working on bridge

10.00pm: Observed Steamship ENE. Altered course N67E. Various speeds & courses chasing vessel apparently attempting to escape

10.50pm: Vessel stopped

11.00pm: Sea-boat away to examine Russian Volunteer SS [name not entered] Newcastle to New York in ballast

11.55pm: Boat returned. Proceeded

Sick list 1


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5 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.7, Long -12.3

9.26am: Observed Steamship WNW. Altered course N58W to intercept her

9.35am: Stop. Boarded Swedish SS OSMAN New Orleans to Copenhagen with cotton & oilcake. Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard in charge of Lieut Seabrook RNR

10.20am: Boat returned. Proceeded

Sick list 1


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6 October 1915

[From Patrol to Glasgow]

Lat 56.6, Long -7.7

2.00am: Altered course S21E. Increased to Full Speed

9.00am: Sighted land ahead

10.34am: Barra Head abeam 7 miles

1.20pm: Skerryvore Lighthouse S59E

1.30pm: Passed Danish SS LOUISE

1.57pm: Skerryvore abeam 13 miles

3.15pm: British SS BOLTON HALL passed West

4.28pm: Oversay Head S30E

5.27pm: Oversay Lighthouse abeam 2.5 miles

6.47pm: Otter Rock Light abeam. Various courses to Captain’s orders

8.20pm: Sanda Island abeam 2 miles

9.35pm: Pladda abeam 1.25 miles

10.03pm: Holy Island abeam 2.5 miles

10.57pm: Little Cumbrae abeam 0.5 miles

11.55pm: Slow. Very hazy


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7 October 1915

At Firth of Clyde

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Helm & Engines to Captain’s orders

0.10am: Passed boom defence

0.15am: Clock Light abeam. Pilot T A Stirling boarded, slow ahead & proceeded to anchorage

1.00am: Let go port anchor

1.10am: Rung off engines

7.03am: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded up river assisted by Tug WRESTLER

8.06am: Ardross [?Ardrossan] Light abeam

8.23am: Passed Dumbarton Rock

9.00am: Tug VANGUARD made fast astern

10.15am: Entered Queens Dock

10.30am: Fast in berth. Rung off engines

11.00am: Two prize crews rejoined ship, Sub Lieut Inglis RNR & Mid Pearse RNR

3.00pm: Long leave party proceeded

8.00pm: Mr Pritchard, Wireless Warrant Officer, discharged from ship


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8 October 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding

Hands employed painting overside & taking in stores

8.00pm: E Reynolds (Boy) joined ship

Sick list Nil


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9 October 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

9.00am: Armed guard (Lieut Seabrook) rejoined ship

Shore labour proceeding

4.30pm: Armed guard in charge of Sub Lieut Hayward returned to ship

8.30pm: Two ratings joined ship


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10 October 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

9.30am: Singled up & shifted ship to coal berth. Pilot & two dock tugs in attendance

10.45am: Fast in new berth

Shore labour proceeding

Midnight: Commenced coaling


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11 October 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Coaling proceeding

6.00am: Hands fall in. Employed painting overside

9.00am: Read Warrant No 51. Woodfield AB left for detention Barracks Riddrie

11.30am: One rating from HMS PATIA joined ship. Sub Lieut Evans HMS MOTAGUA joined ship

1.00pm: One rating for HMS EBRO joined ship from Detention Barracks

4.30pm: Leading Seaman Lee & 1 rating left ship for Portsmouth Barracks

Shore labour & coaling proceeding


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12 October 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

0.30am: Finished coaling (Coal received 1458 Tons). Shifted ship from coal berth assisted by Pilot & two tugs

2.10am: Fast in new berth

Shore labour continuing

1.15pm: Hands fall in. Employed painting overside & taking in stores


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13 October 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding

9.45am: Assistant Engineer Carlyle joined up

Hands employed taking in stores


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14 October 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding

1.15pm: Hands fall in. Employed taking in stores, painting boats & boat deck


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15 October 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding


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16 October 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

9.00am: Hands preparing ship for sea

11.00am: Sub Lieut Allen joined up

2.50pm: Hands to stations

3.00pm: Singled up moorings

3.30pm: Unmoored. Proceeded to Dock entrance assisted by Pilot & two tugs

3.45pm: Passed through Dock entrance & proceeded down river at slow speed

4.52pm: Bowling abeam

5.03pm: Passed Dumbarton Rock

5.55pm: Stop approaching Greenock. Discharged Pilot

6.00pm: Proceeded slow towards boom

6.36pm: Passed boom. Full speed

7.02pm: Skelmorlie Buoy abeam

7.35pm: Little Cumbrae abeam

8.39pm: Holy Island abeam 1 mile

9.00pm: Pladda abeam 2 miles

10.30pm: Sanda Island abeam 2 miles

11.15pm: Mull abeam 0.25 miles


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17 October 1915

From Glasgow to Patrol

Lat 56.9, Long -8.8

0.25am: Rathlin Island S35W

1.35am: Oversay Light abeam 9 miles

Sick list 2


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18 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.5, Long -12.2

6.35am: Observed HMS OTWAY bearing WNW

7.52am: Stop. Sea boat away

8.15am: Boat returned. Proceeded

Gunlayers at 1 inch aiming target

10.15am: Slow streaming target

10.21am: Half speed

11.10am: Slow taking in target

11.33am: Proceeded half speed

12.55pm: Challenged HMS DIGBY

4.00pm: Read warrants 56, 58 & 59

Sick list 3


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19 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.2, Long -12.8

6.34am: Altered course S79E to intercept vessel

6.57am: Stop. Boarded Swedish barque SENTA Gothenburg to Durban with Timber. Allowed her to proceed

7.35am: Boat returned. Shaped course S44W

9.15am: Stop. Rendezvous with HMS EBRO

9.24am: Proceeded

10.30am: Challenged HMS OROTAVA

Sick list 3


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20 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.3, Long -12.8

10.50am: Sighted Steamship NNW. Altered course N15E

11.15am: Stop. Boarded Norwegian SS IMO Baltimore to Copenhagen with wheat, having armed guard from HMS EBRO on board

Noon: Boat returned. Proceeded

3.56pm: Observed HMS EBRO. Challenged & exchanged pennants

Sick list 4


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21 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.7, Long -13.2

10.00am: Port 2 & Starboard 2 guns crews exercised at loader

Sick list 3


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22 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.9, Long -13.3

3.30am: Signalled HMS DIGBY

7.20am: Exchanged pennants with HMS DIGBY

10.00am: Exercised General Quarters

6.00pm: Ship rolling easily

Sick list 3


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23 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.7, Long -13.2

8.10am: Engines reported to be racing heavily. Reduced speed to 70 revs. Ceased zigzagging

1.35pm: Challenged & exchanged pennants with HMS DIGBY

5.15pm: Challenged HMS ORCOMA

10.00pm: Ship pitching easily

Sick list 3


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24 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.6, Long -13.1

8.10am: Observed vessel bearing South

8.50am: Exchanged pennants with HMS DIGBY boarding a Steamship

10.45pm: Altered course S15E to intercept vessel

11.00pm: Stop. Boarded Danish barquentine MARAGIABA [MARACAIBO] with armed guard from HMS OROTAVA on board. Sent provisions to armed guard. [The MARACAIBO had originally been intercepted by OROTAVA on 18 October but had been prevented from making much headway by bad weather. She was intercepted again by HMS HILDEBRAND on 30 October who supplied a further eight days’ provisions, and finally arrived at Lerwick on 6 November. – per “The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War”, Navy Records Society 2003]


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25 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.5, Long -13.0

9.10am: Passed Danish barquentine MARAGIABA [MARACAIBO]

9.54am: Reduced speed to stream target

10.02am: Half speed

10.08am: Slow. Shipped target

10.32am: Proceeded half speed

Noon: Challenged HMS DIGBY

4.23pm: Altered course S68W to intercept Steamship

4.45pm: Observed HMS HILDEBRAND Challenged & exchanged pennants

Sick list 2


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26 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.1, Long -12.9

9.45am: Stop. Lowered target

9.50am: Proceeded half speed. Various courses to Captain’s orders, carrying out 6 inch target practice, 5 rounds per gun

11.15am: Stop. Shipped target

11.30am: Proceeded N36E 87 Revs. Signalled HMS HILDEBRAND

0.50pm: Observed HMS HILDEBRAND Challenged & exchanged pennants

Sick list 2


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27 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.8, Long -12.6

11.45am: Stop to adjust bottom lines

11.55am: Proceeded

8.00pm: Ship rolling heavily to quarterly sea


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28 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.4, Long -12.3

[SE Force 8 gale through most of day]

6.00am: Ship pitching heavily & spraying forward

11.30am: Vessel pitching & rolling heavily at times

3.30pm: Vessel pitching & spraying forward

4.00pm: Warrant 37 read

6.00pm: Ship rolling heavily (35 degrees at times)

8.00pm: Vessel pitching & rolling violently

Sick list 2


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29 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.9, Long -12.7

1.00am: Ship rolling & pitching heavily throughout watch

5.30am: Weather moderating

9.45am: Signalled HMS OROPESA

11.45am: Observed HMS HILDEBRAND SW

Sick list 2


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30 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.9, Long -12.4

11.00am: Observed two patrol vessels NNW

4.40am: Signalled & exchanged pennants with HMS HILARY

6.45pm: Signalled HMS HILARY

Sick list 2


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31 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.4, Long -12.3

8.50am: Observed HMS HILARY

5.15pm: Observed Steamship N0.5E

5.20pm: Altered course N2E

5.35pm: Stop. Boarded British SS CAPENOR Archangel to Sharpness with timber. Allowed to proceed

6.03pm: Boat returned. Proceeded

Sick list 2



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915


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1 November 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.2, Long -11.2

1.00am: Altered course S33E. Reduced zigzag to 2 points

6.00am: Altered course N57W & increased zigzag to 3 points

7.00am: Hands washing decks

8.30am: Hands employed painting Stokers mess & cleaning sea boats

10.10am: Observed HMS MANTUA WNW

10.45am: Stop. Exchanged ratings with above ship

11.15am: Boat returned. Shaped Course N31W 87 Revs. Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

1.00pm: Zigzag 6 points throughout

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

6.20pm: Altered course N18W. Ceased zigzag. Reduced to 70 Revs

7.00pm: Altered course S57E

8.00pm: Allowed 5 degrees Leeway

9.40pm: Resumed Normal Course S57E

Sick list 1


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2 November 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.5, Long -10.9

9.00am: Observed HMS HILDEBRAND bearing S34W

9.04am: Altered course S34W

10.07am: Stop. Discharged armed guard to HILDEBRAND

10.34am: Shaped Course N50W & proceeded

1.15pm: Stop & boarded SS ROSE LEA of Liverpool from Cardiff to Archangel with coal. Allowed to proceed

Sick list 3


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3 November 1915

From Patrol to Swarbacks Minn

Lat 61.0, Long -7.6

9.45am: Observed Sydero bearing ENE

Noon: Sydero N48E

1.45pm: Munken Island abeam 20 miles

5.30pm: Hands rigging coaling apparatus

Sick list 5


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4 November 1915

From Patrol to Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

Midnight: HMS VICTORIAN passed West

3.30am: Observed land bearing SSE

7.45pm: Murbie Stacks abeam

8.01am: Passed boom defence

8.15am: Stop approaching anchorage

8.28am: Let go Port Anchor in No1 anchorage

8.30am: Rung off engines

9.10am: Colliers SS HALSEWOOD [HARLSEYWOOD] & SS WESTWOOD made fast

9.30am: Commenced coaling

10.0 Received mail

Noon: Hands to dinner

12.30pm: Resumed coaling

1.20pm: Signalmen ashore for duty

4.00pm: Ceased coaling

4.30pm: Resumed same

5.30pm: HMS ALSATIAN left harbour

7.00pm: Ceased coaling for the day


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5 November 1915

At Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

7.00am: Hands fall in. Resumed coaling

11.45am: Received mail on board

Noon: Finished coaling (1000 Tons)

12.30pm: Collier WESTWOOD cast off

3.30pm: Collier HALSEWOOD [HARLSEYWOOD] cast off

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Hands replace collision mats

Midnight: Vessel riding easily

Sick list 7


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6 November 1915

At Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

Midnight: Vessel riding easily


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7 November 1915

At Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

8.15am: Hands fall in. Told off to clean guns, clear up decks, rig church etc

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

9.15am: Held Divine Service

2.00pm: Vessel riding easily

4.48pm: Anchor aweigh

5.13pm: Passed boom defence

5.25pm: Passed Murbie Stacks Lighthouse

5.55pm: Hillswick Light abeam

6.25pm: Hillswick Light S72E


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8 November 1915

[From Swarbacks Minn to Patrol]

Lat 62.5, Long -6.3

9.45am: Observed land S67W

11.30am: Fuglo Island abeam 9 miles. Port 2 & Starboard 3 guns’ crews at loader drill

2.15pm: NW point of Stromo [Streymoy] abeam 13.5 miles

3.35pm: Signalled HMS ALSATIAN

4.30pm: Stop. Sea boat away to Flag ship

5.00pm: Boat returned. Proceeded

Sick list 5


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9 November 1915

At Patrol

Lat 62.9, Long -5.7

12.50pm: Signalled HMS EBRO NxE. Altered course N20E

1.27pm: Stop. Transferred prize crew

1.45pm: Proceeded

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 40

Sick list 6


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10 November 1915

At Patrol

Lat 63.3, Long -6.8

Ship rolling easily

Sick list 2


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11 November 1915

At Patrol

Lat 63.5, Long -6.9

9.00am: Hands employed painting Officers’ heads [toilets]

10.00am: Ammunition parties at Morris tube exercise

5.55pm: Observed light bearing SWxS0.5S

6.00pm: Chasing steamer. Fired 2 blank 3 pounder. Vessel refused to stop. General Quarters

6.40pm: Vessel stop. Sea boat away to examine British trawler NUTTALIA Grimsby to Iceland Fishing Grounds. Allowed to proceed

7.35pm: Proceeded S73E

10.20pm: Observed vessel NxE. Altered course N30E to intercept & increased to full speed

11.06pm: Observed vessel to be HMS EBRO. Resumed course S73E

Sick list 3


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12 November 1915

At Patrol

Lat 63.3, Long -7.3

10.00am: Exercised General Quarters

Sick list 3


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13 November 1915

At Patrol

Lat 63.9, Long -8.3

1.00pm: Working party painting companion way

Sick list 2


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14 November 1915

At Patrol

Lat 63.7, Long -7.4

9.40am: Observed Steamer SSW

9.45am: Altered course S30E to intercept her

10.55am: Stop. Boarded French steamer ST THOMAS Marseilles to Archangel with munitions. Allowed to proceed

10.57am: Boat returned. Proceeded

8.00pm: Vessel rolling easily

Sick list 2


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15 November 1915

At Patrol

Lat 63.8, Long -4.9

4.00am: Vessel rolling easily

Sick list 4


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16 November 1915

At Patrol

Lat 63.8, Long -7.5

9.45am: Reduced speed to lower target

9.54am: Observed steamer. Challenged HMS VIRGINIAN

10.24am: Proceeded half speed

11.13am: Reduced speed to take target aboard

11.33am: Proceeded

1.30pm: Working party employed painting skylights

5.20pm: Observed Steamer SxE altered course S20E to intercept her

6.00pm: Stop. Boarded SS SCULPTOR. Allowed to proceed. Bound to Archangel with munitions

6.30pm: Boat returned. Proceeded

Sick list 4


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17 November 1915

At Patrol

Lat 63.7, Long -7.3

Sick list 3


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18 November 1915

At Patrol

Lat 63.0, Long -5.2

8.25am: Signalled HMS HILDEBRAND

8.50am: Stop. Transferred signal yeoman to HILDEBRAND

9.14am: Proceeded N49W

Sick list 3


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19 November 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.6, Long -9.7

2.30pm: Observed trawler South

2.55pm: Stop. Boarded British trawler INDIA Grimsby to Iceland Fishing Grounds

3.15pm: Boat returned to ship. Proceeded S23W

Sick list 3


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20 November 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.9, Long -10.0

7.00am: Vessel pitching heavily & shipping seas forward

11.00am: Rolling easily

2.00pm: Vessel pitching heavily at times

Sick list 2


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21 November 1915

At Patrol

Lat 62.6, Long -10.0

Sick list 1


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22 November 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.7, Long -10.1

10.50am: Signalled HMS VIRGINIAN

1.30pm: Working party employed painting alleyways

Sick list 1


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23 November 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.2, Long -11.3

4.00pm: Exercised collision stations

Sick list 1


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24 November 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.8, Long -10.9

2.13am: Observed Steamship altered course S75E

2.31am: Stop. Boarded British transport RIVELLO ABBY [?RIEVAULX ABBEY]

2.40am: Boat returned

3.08am: Stop. Boarded Swedish SS SIGNE. Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard in charge of Sub Lieut Hayward. [The SIGNE was travelling from Rio de Janeiro to Christiania with coffee. Seven German stowaways had been landed by the vessel at Corcubion, Spain, on the advice of the Swedish Consul – per “The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War”, Navy Records Society 2003]

3.30am: Boat returned. Proceeded S87E

9.00am: Hands at loader drill & cleaning guns

12.40pm: Sighted Steamship altered course N45E

12.45pm: Observed steamer flying boarding flag

6.33pm: Altered course S65W to intercept Steamship

6.41pm: Stop. Boarded Swedish SS KRATOS Baltimore to Aarhus, with grain. Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard in charge of Mr Allen

7.45pm: Boat returned. Shaped course S66W

10.00pm: Signalled HMS MANTUA

Sick list 1


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25 November 1915

At Patrol

Lat 56.4, Long -7.8

11.07am: Barra Head abeam

1.22pm: Skerryvore abeam 15 miles

4.35pm: Oversay abeam 6 miles

5.35pm: Rathlin Island bearing South

6.00pm: Otter Rock abeam 2 miles

7.10pm: Mull of Cantyre abeam

7.40pm: Sanda Island abeam

9.06pm: Pladda abeam. Various courses to Commander’s orders

9.45pm: Holy Island abeam

10.34pm: Little Cumbrae abeam

11.10pm: Skelmorlie Buoy abeam

11.25pm: Stop. Passed through boom

11.35pm: Pilot boarded & proceeded half speed

Sick list 2


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26 November 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

0.30am: Stern tug made fast

0.55am: Dumbarton Rock abeam

1.20am: Forward tug made fast

2.30am: Swung ship in river

2.55am: Entered Queens Dock

3.20am: Fast in berth

9.00pm: Hands fall in. Painting parties told off to paint funnel & wardroom. Also returning cases ashore


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27 November 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

8.50am: Hands cleaning guns & bright work etc

10.00am: Signalman RNVR joined up

Noon: Left berth & moored alongside Steamship

12.30pm: Leading Seaman Gunn left ship

2.00pm: Hands resumed painting out ward room & smoke room etc

4.30pm: Shifted to old berth

Sick list 2


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28 November 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

8.45am: Hands fall in. Told off to clean guns & brightwork

9.50am: Roman Catholic Church Party to HMS HILDEBRAND

Noon: Roman Catholic Church Party returned

4.00pm: Carpenter caulking limber boards in bunker

7.45pm: Armed guard in charge of Sub Lt Allen RNR returned on board

Sick list 2


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29 November 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

5.30am: Unmoored & hove ship to coaling berth

6.15am: Ship fast in berth

7.00am: Commenced bunkering

8.15am: Hands fall in. Told off to paint top sides

10.30am: Royal Marine Light Infantry rating joined up. RNR Able Seaman joined up

Noon: Engineer Commander T R Tyler RNR joined up

5.10pm: Corp Turland RMLI left ship

9.20pm: J Cavanagh (coal hand) fell off ladder on after deck & broke leg. Surgeon from HMS HILARY attending. Man apparently under influence of drink. Removed by St Andrews ambulance - J Cavanagh. 22 Lansfield Quay, Glasgow

Sick list 2


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30 November 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

8.00am: Fall in. Detailed off to paint overside & continue in ward room

11.00am: Defaulters

5.30pm: Finished bunkering (Received 1600 Tons). Shifted ship to No 35 Queens Dock

6.30pm: All fast in berth

Sick list 2



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915


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Page signed: Ar H Reade Lt Comd RD RNR Navigating Officer


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1 December 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

3.00am: Moorings tended

7.00am: Hands fall in. Employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

11.30am: Moorings tended

1.15pm: Hands fall in & employed getting stores aboard

6.15pm: Night leave party ashore

7.30pm: Moorings & gangway tended

Sick list 2


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2 December 1915

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

1.00pm: Hands taking in stores & preparing ship for sea

6.07pm: Left berth in Pilot's charge & assisted by two tugs

6.25pm: Passed into River

6.30pm: Proceeded down river using engines as required

8.16pm: Dumbarton Rock abeam

9.07pm: Passed Princes Pier & let go both tugs

9.35pm: Discharged Pilot & proceeded to boom defence

10.00pm: Passed through defence

10.55pm: Little Cumbrae Light abeam

11.45pm: Holy Island Light bearing N70W distance 0.5 miles

Sick list 2


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3 December 1915

[From Glasgow to Patrol]

Lat 56.5, Long -8.3

0.05am: Pladda Island abeam

1.11am: Sanda Light abeam distance 1.5 miles

2.12am: Mull of Cantyre abeam distance 1 mile

4.23am: Oversay Light abeam 13 miles

11.00am: Barra Head N55E

10.00pm: Altered course S75W to intercept Steamship

10.50pm: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS HAFLIDI Troon to Iceland - green clearance - allowed to proceed

11.22pm: Boat returned to ship. Proceeded


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4 December 1915

From Glasgow

Lat 57.6, Long -10.9

1.00pm: Working party painting ward room

Sick list 2


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5 December 1915

From Glasgow

Lat 57.7, Long -10.1

8.45pm: Starboard sea boat badly damaged by heavy sea

Sick list 4


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6 December 1915

From Glasgow

Lat 59.0, Long -8.9

5.25-10.25am: Vessel hove to (Force 8 wind)

4.30pm: Read Warrant 41

Sick list 3


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7 December 1915

From Glasgow

Lat 58.9, Long -9.4

3.55am: Stopped & boarded Danish schooner RISE Gothenburg to Bridgwater with timber - Allowed to proceed

4.33am: Proceeded S88E

10.00am: Passing wreckage throughout watch

Noon: Decreased to 50 revs to secure guns

4.30pm: Warrant No 42 read

10.00pm: Ship rolling heavily

Sick list 2


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8 December 1915

From Glasgow

Lat 59.1, Long -8.0

11.00am: Sighted smoke & altered course to S79E

11.30am: Lost sight of smoke & gave up chase, altered course to N79W

1.30pm: Stewards at small arm drill

4.00pm: Exercised "Abandon Ship"

Sick list 2


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9 December 1915

From Glasgow

Lat 58.9, Long -9.3

11.55am: Sent boats to HMS COLUMBELLA & PATIA for ratings & back signals respectively

12.35pm: Boats returned to ship. Shaped course S72W & proceeded

Sick list 2


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10 December 1915

From Glasgow

Lat 58.5, Long -9.4

1.00am: Flannan Island Light bearing S57E

3.43am: Flannan Island Light abeam distance 17 miles

5.12am: Flannan Island Light S24W (dipping)

Sick list Nil


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11 December 1915

From Glasgow

Lat 58.6, Long -8.5

6.05am: Flannan Island Light S5E

6.24am: Flannan Island Light abeam distance 14 miles

9.10am: Observed vessel bearing N34W & altered course towards her

9.40am: Stopped & boarded Swedish sailing vessel DAG Liverpool to Gothenburg with cargo salt - Allowed to proceed

10.05am: Shaped course N75W & proceeded

11.10am: Observed Steamship & stopped zigzag

12.05pm: Stopped & boarded British SS CAIRNROSS Montreal to Leith with general cargo. Allowed to proceed

12.40pm: Shaped course N85W & proceeded

1.30pm: Observed Boreray Island S18W

2.30pm: Boreray abeam

4.30pm: Warrant 43 read


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12 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.7, Long -8.8

Noon: Vessel rolling heavily

Sick list 3


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13 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.6, Long -9.1

2.10am: Flannan Island Light abeam 34 miles

11.40am: Altered course N26W to intercept steamer

12.11pm: Observed patrol ship. Resumed N88W

2.30pm: Altered course N75W to intercept Steamship

3.00am: Stop. Boarded Swedish SS ALIDA Savannah to Esbjerg with oil cake. Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard in charge of Mr Pearse RNR

3.45pm: Boat returned. Proceeded

5.10pm: Altered course N15E to intercept Steamship

5.36pm: Fired blank 3 Pounder

5.40pm: Stop. Boarded Norwegian oiler CORAN MOHR [CONRAD MOHR] Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard in charge of Sub-Lieut Hayward RNR

6.30pm: Boat returned. Proceeded

Sick list 3


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14 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.7, Long -8.4

5.45am: Altered course N46E to intercept Steamship

6.00am: Stop. Observed Danish SS UNITED STATES with armed guard on board from HMS ALCANTARA, proceeding Greenock

6.30am: Resumed N88W

10.46am: Altered course S22E to intercept Steamship

11.02am: Stop. Boarded Norwegian SS ERVIKEN Rio to Gothenburg with coffee. Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard in charge of Sub Lieut Farmer RNR

11.49am: Boat returned. Proceeded

4.30pm: Read Warrant Nos 44 & 45

Sick list 2


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15 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.5, Long -9.0

10.05am: Slowed to stream target (1" aiming)

10.13am: Proceeded half speed

11.15am: Reduced to board target

11.38am: Target aboard. Proceeded

1.00pm: Hands employed fitting new gripes to sea boats

Sick list 2


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16 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.6, Long -9.1

0.35am: Stop. Boarded Danish schooner HAABET Gothenburg to Rabat with timber. Allowed to proceed

1.55am: Boat returned. Proceeded

3.20am: Observed Flannan Island Light S88E

4.50am: Flannan Island S2W 32 miles

5.00am: Altered course N20E to intercept vessel. Light disappeared. Resumed N88E

6.35am: Altered course East to intercept vessel. Observed SS LOWTHER RANGE Philadelphia to Leith with general. Allowed to proceed

7.00am: Proceeded N88W

2.15pm: Altered course S45E to intercept Steamship. Observed Russian SS SADKO Belfast to Archangel in Ballast. Allowed to proceed

3.30pm: Proceeded N65W

Sick list 2


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17 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.6, Long -8.9

5.45am: Flannan Island Light (loom) abeam

10.00am: Exercised General Quarters

1.20pm: Altered course N15E to intercept vessel

2.17pm: Stop. Boarded Norwegian Barque HERMES Christiansand [Kristiansand] to Savannah in ballast. Allowed to proceed

2.47pm: Boat returned. Proceeded

Sick list 1


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18 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.8, Long -8.4

8.30am: Stopped & boarded Swedish SS BODEN Newport News to Stockholm with coal and machinery. Sent to Lerwick with armed guard in charge of Sub Lieut Johnston

9.07am: Proceeded N14E to intercept vessel which proved to be SS SVEND II Danish with armed guard from HMS HILARY[?] on board

9.20am: Shaped course S73W

1.00pm: Observed St Kilda S4E

Sick list 2


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19 December 1915

From Patrol to Busta Voe

Lat 60.8, Long -6.7

0.30am: Logline carried away & rotator lost

9.00am: Hands employed rigging coaling gear

12.15, 12.45 & 1.35pm: Sounding

12.50pm: Faroe Islands N30W

1.15pm: Sighted Grimsby Trawler KING HAROLD [?KING HARALD GY479]

Sick list 2


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20 December 1915

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

4.50am: Observed Eshaness Light S38E

7.10am: Reduced speed approaching Muckle Voe [Muckle Roe] Light

7.30am: Muckle Voe Light abeam distance 1 mile

7.45am: Passed through defence gate & proceeded to anchorage

8.18am: Let go Port anchor

8.35am: Brought up & rang off engines

9.20am: Colliers PENSACOLA & SIR FRANCIS fast alongside [name of second collier not clear on scan, but logs of HMS MOTAGUA confirm that Collier SIR FRANCIS was at Busta Voe in December 1915]

9.50am: Commenced coaling

10.35am: Received 38 bags of mail

11.00am: Armed guards in charge of Sub Lieuts Farmer & Hayward & Mid Pearse returned on board

Noon: Stopped coaling for dinner

1.00pm: Resumed coaling

2.00pm: Armed guard in charge of Sub Lieut Johnston returned to ship

4.00pm: Stopped coaling for tea

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

6.00pm: GIBRALTAR's party finished coaling for the night

7.00pm: Stopped coaling for dinner

7.45pm: Resumed coaling

8.50pm: Stopped coaling for the night

Sick list 2


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21 December 1915

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

7.00am: Resumed coaling ship

8.00am: Coaling party from GIBRALTAR on board

Noon: Hands to dinner

1.00pm: Resumed coaling

1.30pm: Received 13 bags of mail

2.00pm: Sub Lieut Inglis RNR joined ship

4.00pm: Hands to tea

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

5.30pm: Finished all coaling. Received 1000 Tons

Sick list 2


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22 December 1915

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

7.00am: Hands unrigging coaling gear & cleaning ship

Sick list 2


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23 December 1915

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

3.25pm: Hove up Port anchor

3.45pm: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded

4.10pm: Passed through defence gate

4.16pm: Muckle Roe abeam

4.40pm: Hillswick Light abeam, Eshaness N2E

5.00pm: Esha Ness Light abeam 2 miles

Sick list 1


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24 December 1915

[From Busta Voe to Patrol]

Lat 60.5, Long -8.5

10.30am: Exercised "General Quarters"

Sick list 1


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25 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.7, Long -8.7

1.00am: Vessel shipping seas forward

9.00am: Observed trawler & altered course towards her

9.30am: Spoke Steam Trawler GREAT ADMIRAL from Iceland to Grimsby. Allowed to proceed

9.40am: Shaped course S83W & proceeded

11.45am: Observed Steam Trawler & altered course towards her

12.15pm: Spoke Steam Trawler MACLEY [? MACLEAY] from Iceland to Hull. Allowed to proceed. Shaped course S83W & proceeded

6.45pm: Observed lights of sailing ship and altered course towards her

7.00pm: Stopped & signalled Norwegian ship FRITZ SMITH to Lerwick with armed guard from PATUCA on board

7.10pm: Shaped course N83E & proceeded

Sick list 1


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26 December 1915

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.9, Long -9.0

11.05am: Challenged HMS VICTORIAN

Sick list 2


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27 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.7, Long -9.5

10.04am: Slow to put target out

10.13am: Resumed speed (87 revs)

10.58am: Reduced speed taking target in

Sick list 3


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28 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.5, Long -9.4

8.00pm: Observed light altered course towards it

8.54pm: Stopped & spoke Norwegian sailing ship SKOMVAER with armed guard from HMS OTWAY on board. All well

Sick list 3

[The OTWAY had originally boarded the SKOMVAER on 21 December. Sub Lieut Stanley F Carter RNR was in charge of the armed guard which consisted of Midshipman Ritson and four Seamen. They had eight days’ provisions, and had been ordered to take the ship in to Lerwick for examination. Due to strong Easterly winds they made no headway towards Lerwick until 1 January 1916, and were reprovisioned by both HMS OROTAVA and CEDRIC. With a change of wind to SW they were able to make a run for Lerwick and arrived off the port on 3 January where they remained until 8 January, prevented from getting in by “contrary and baffling winds”. On 8 January a northerly gale blew up and they decided to run for Kirkwall, but the wind dropped in the evening and backed to SW the following day so they decided to try again for Lerwick. By 10 January the wind had changed to a WNW gale and the Master informed Sub Lieut Stanley that provisions, water and oil were all running short. Later in the day, with a NW gale and a very high sea, the Master insisted that the ship must run for safety and they headed SE, making the Norwegian coast the next day. For the next few days they experienced calms with heavy snow squalls and tried to make Stavanger or Haugesund, but were eventually taken in tow by two tugs, finally arriving at Flekkefjord on 14 January, where the ship was boarded by a Norwegian Destroyer. The Norwegian government gave permission for the armed guard to leave the country, and they finally arrived back in the United Kingdom on 17 January 1916, rejoining the OTWAY the next day – per “The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War”, Navy Records Society 2003.]


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29 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.3, Long -9.4

4.00pm: Exercised “Collision Stations”

7.00pm: Altered course to South to intercept Steamship

8.18pm: Observed HMS TEUTONIC standing by vessel

8.30pm: Shaped course N61E & proceeded

Sick list 3


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30 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.0, Long -10.4

7.30am: Vessel rolling heavily

9.16am: Altered course to S30E to secure port aft life boat

9.25am: Proceeded S40[?W] to intercept ship

10.35am: Spoke Norwegian ship SKOMVAER

2.00pm: Ship rolling heavily at times

Sick list 3


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31 December 1915

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.1, Long -10.3

3.55pm: Observed Steamship bearing SW

4.00pm: Altered course to intercept her

4.48pm: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS ALADDIN from New York to Helsingborg, cargo grain. Flying V flag. Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard, Sub Lieut Inglis RNR

6.10pm: Shaped course N55W & proceeded

Sick list 3


THE VOYAGES OF HMS CHANGUINOLA 1916

JP map Changuinola 1916

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916


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Page signed: Ar H Reade Lt Comd RD RNR, Navigating Officer


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1 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.9, Long -10.2

2.25am: Altered course to S85E

Steady course

6.00am: Altered course to S80E

7.45am: Altered course to S80W

8.15am: Altered course to S85W

8.40am: Increased to 87 revs & zigzagged

11.50am: Altered course to N40W to intercept steamship

Noon: Altered course N20W

0.20pm: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS ORD New York – Helsingborg – grain. Sent to Lerwick with armed guard in charge of Midshipman Pearse

1.10pm: Shaped course S80W & proceeded 87 revs zigzag

1.55pm: Altered course S25W to intercept sailing vessel

3.00pm: Spoke Norwegian barque TITANIA. Officer from TEUTONIC aboard – all well

[All did not remain well, however. Due to bad weather the barque was unable to make Kirkwall. On January when in sight of the Norwegian coast they were challenged by a German submarine. The TITANIA’s master assisted Sub Lieut James Potts to remain undiscovered and the barque arrived at Arendal on 12 January. The Norwegian authorities allowed Sub Lieut Potts to return to England. His report of the incident is included in “The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War” published by the Navy Records Society 2003. The report states that it was the MOTAGUA which challenged the TITANIA on 1 January, but this appears to have been an error as the MOTAGUA was not in the area according to her logbook.]

3.05pm: Shaped course N86W & proceeded 87 revs

3.10pm: Exchanged pendants with HMS OTWAY

6.00pm: Stopped zigzag & reduced to 70 revs

8.15pm: Altered course to S83W

8.30pm: Altered course to N83E

Sick list 3


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2 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.8, Long -10.0

11.30am: Very heavy SWly swell

Sick list 4


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3 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.9, Long -10.1

0.35am: Altered course to intercept steamship

0.55am: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS OTTERSTAD, South Shields to Baltimore in ballast – allowed to proceed

2.00am: Shaped course N83E & proceeded

3.00pm: Stewards at instruction


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4 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.7, Long -9.8

2.00pm: Ship pitching heavily

6.30pm: Ship pitching heavily

Sick list 5


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5 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.3, Long -10.0

7.20am: Altered course to S45E to intercept steamship

7.45am: Observed HMS TEUTONIC standing by Norwegian steamer

8.40am: Altered course to N50E & proceeded

9.27pm: Altered course to N23E to intercept steamship

9.50pm: Stopped & boarded SS KONG HAAKON from Newcastle to Baltimore in ballast. Green clearance. Allowed to proceed

10.50pm: Shaped course East & proceeded

Sick list 3


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6 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.6, Long -10.1

1.30pm: Ship pitching heavily & taking light seas forward

Sick list 3


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7 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.8, Long -9.0

Sick list 3


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8 January 1916

From Patrol to Northern Base [Swarbacks Minn]

Lat 61.2, Long -7.8

6.30am: Showed steaming lights

1.25pm: Sumbo Lighthouse [now Akraberg] N67E (4 pts)

2.35pm: Sumbo Lighthouse abeam distance 12 miles

Sick list 2


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9 January 1916

From Patrol to Northern Base & at Northern Base

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

4.05am: Observed Esha Ness Light bearing S56E

7.35am: Esha Ness abeam distance 3 miles

7.52am: Hillswick abeam

8.16am: Muckle Roe abeam

8.25am: Passed through gate of net defence & proceeded to anchorage

9.00am: Let go Port anchor

9.15am: Rang off engines

10.30am: Commenced coaling

11.00am: Sub Lieut Inglis with armed guard returned on board. Received mail

Noon: Hands to dinner

12.45pm: Resumed coaling

3.45pm: Midshipman Pearse with armed guard returned on board

4.00pm: Stopped coaling for tea

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

7.00pm: Ceased coaling for supper

7.45pm: Resumed coaling

10.15pm: Stopped coaling for the night

Midnight: Vessel riding easily


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10 January 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

7.00am: Commenced coaling

8.00am: GIBRALTAR's coaling party arrived

Noon: Ceased coaling for dinner

12.45pm: Resumed coaling

3.00pm: Ceased coaling. (Received 934 Tons)

3.45pm: Collier BARMOOR cast off & proceeded to anchorage

4.00pm: Constant Heavy Squalls

4.15pm: Collier cast off & proceeded to anchorage

5.00pm: All boats hoisted. GIBRALTAR's coaling party left ship

Sick list 3


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11 January 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

9.00am: Hove up Starboard anchor


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12 January 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

12.15pm: Hoisted Gig

1.15pm: Hands fall in & detailed off preparing ship for sea

3.25pm: Stations

3.30pm: Hove short

3.51pm: Anchor aweigh

4.17pm: Passed through boom defence gate

4.29pm: Muckle Roe abeam

4.55pm: Hillswick abeam

5.17pm: Esha Ness Light abeam 1.5 miles distant

Sick list 2


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13 January 1916

From Northern Base to Patrol

Lat 60.6, Long -3.1

0.00-4.00am: Ship hove to throughout watch. Using engines as required. Very violent squalls

4.00-8.00am: Ship hove to. Violent squalls

8.00am-Noon: Ship hove to

11.30am: Weather moderating

1.00pm: Weather moderating

1.40pm: Altered course S76W & increased to 70 revs

9.10pm: Observed steamship & increased to 87 revs. Altered course to intercept. Fired

10.30pm: Signalled Danish SS UNITED STATES with armed guard ex HMS HILARY aboard.

11.00pm: Proceeded S68W to intercept sailing vessel

11.45pm: Stopped & boarded Norwegian barque THOR II Frederickstadt [Fredrikstad] to Melbourne. Cargo deals. Allowed to proceed

Sick list 3


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14 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.3, Long -8.9

0.43am: Shaped course West & proceeded

1.57am: Observed steamship, altered course to intercept

2.20am: Spoke Norwegian SS SIF with armed guard ex HMS HILARY

5.15pm: Showed steaming lights

Sick list 3


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15 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.1, Long -8.1

Sick list 4


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16 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.4, Long -8.6

Sick list 3


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17 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.2, Long -8.5

6.45am: Observed steamship bearing SWxS & altered course to intercept

8.15am: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS SILJESTAD from Stornoway to Baltimore in ballast. Green clearance – Allowed to proceed

9.10am: Shaped course N17E & proceeded

Sick list 3


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18 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.3, Long -8.5

8.00am: Observed Flannan Islands Light bearing S5E

Sick list 3


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19 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.8, Long -9.2

6.30pm: Speed increased to keep ship head to sea during heavy squalls

10.30pm: Engines as required to keep vessel head to wind & sea

Sick list 3


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20 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.0, Long -9.3

5.30am: Engines as required to keep vessel head to wind & sea

10.00am: Vessel pitching & rolling heavily occasionally

11.00am: Shipping heavy spray fore & aft

2.00pm: Vessel labouring heavily throughout

Sick list 2


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21 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.9, Long -8.2

2.15am: Signalled SS HELIGOLAF [HELLIG OLAV] allowed to proceed

Sick list 2


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22 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.0, Long -8.3

10.36am: Stopped port engine for repair

2.00pm: Port engine repairs completed

Sick list 3


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23 January 1916

To Southern Base [Glasgow]

Lat 57.2, Long -10.0

3.00pm: Signalled HMS MANTUA

9.00pm: Sounding every 15 minutes

10.10pm: Observed Oversay Light

10.40pm: Oversay abeam 1.5 miles distant

11.50pm: Observed Rathlin Island S15E

Sick list 3


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24 January 1916

To Southern Base

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

0.35am: Otter Rock abeam

1.00am: Otter Rock S30W

2.08am: Mull abeam

2.45am: Sanda Island abeam

4.19am: Pladda Light abeam

4.55am: Holy Island abeam

5.53am: Little Cumbrae Light abeam

6.27am: Toward Point abeam

7.00am: Passed through defence

7.25am: Pilot boarded & proceeded to anchorage

7.50am: Dropped starboard anchor

9.50am: Hove up anchor

10.00am: Anchor aweigh

10.55am: Bowling abeam

11.00am: Forward tug fast

11.15am: Passed Dalmuir

Noon: Passed through entrance into Queens Dock

12.30pm: All fast alongside

1.30pm: 1st long leave party ashore

2.30pm: Pilot aboard. Shifted ship with assistance two tugs to Finnieston Crane berth

3.45pm: All fast alongside

4.00pm: Hands dismantling guns

Sick list 1


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25 January 1916

At Southern Base (Finnieston Crane Wharf)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding

4.00pm: Staff Surgeon F Smith RN left for York Hill hospital

Sick list 1


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26 January 1916

At Southern Base (Finnieston Crane Wharf)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.00am: Hands fall in. Ship shifted as required for lifting guns

10.00am: Private Hardy RMLI joined ship

Hands employed taking in stores & in shell room shifting ammunition

Shore labour proceeding

2.00pm: Hands employed lifting guns and taking in stores

3.30pm: Ship shifted as required

4.30pm: Leading Torpedo Operator Haylock left ship

5.00pm: Ceased work on guns for the night

9.30pm: Ceased all work for the night

Sick list 1


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27 January 1916

At Southern Base (Finnieston Crane Wharf)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

7.00am: Gunners party lifting guns

9.30pm: Ceased all work for the day

Sick list Nil


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28 January 1916

At Southern Base (Finnieston Crane Wharf)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

7.00am: Hands employed restowing ammunition & washing decks

1.15pm: Hands employed bailing out magazine & taking rafts aboard

3.50pm: Shifted ship to Princes Dry dock in charge of Pilot & two tugs

4.50pm: Entered dry dock

5.00pm: In position. Hands taking shores up

5.40pm: Vessel took chocks

7.00pm: Dock dry

Vessel docked by Messrs A Stephen & Sons Ltd, Repair Department, Govan, in No 3 Graving dock, Govan

8.30pm: Shore labour proceeding throughout the night

10.00pm: Borallis[?] composition applied

Sick list Nil


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29 January 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.30am: Hands employed ranging cables in dry dock

11.00am: Both cables ranged in dock, all shackles & pins overhauled

11.15am: Opened sea cocks of Nos 4, 5 & 6 fresh water tanks

1.00pm: Armed guard ex HMS EBRO joined ship

Sick list Nil


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30 January 1916

At Southern Base (Princes Dry Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

10.30am: Church parties ashore

Shore labour proceeding

2.00pm: Touch up with anticorrosive this day

4.30pm: HMS EBRO docked & HMS MOTAGUA put to sea

6.00pm: Armed guard ex EBRO left to rejoin ship

Sick list 1


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31 January 1916

At Southern Base (Princes Dry Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding on shafts throughout night

6.30am: Commenced giving vessel a full coat of antifouling paint this day

10.00am: First long leave party returned on board

12.30pm: 2nd long leave party left ship

2.00pm: Hands painting upper structure & restowing ammunition in No 2 Magazine

Sick list 1



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916


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1 February 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.00am: Shore labour proceeding

7.00am: Hands to breakfast

8.00am: Hands fall in & employed restowing cables & painting superstructure & putting starboard seaboat ashore

Noon: Hands to dinner

1.15pm: Hands fall in & employed painting deck work

4.00pm: Evening quarters

6.00pm: Shore leave granted for the night


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2 February 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.00am: Shore labour resumed

2.30pm: New boarding boat taken aboard

6.00pm: Finished painting full coat of anti fouling


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3 February 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.00am: Shore labour resumed

7.00am: Watson AB RNVR & Knight Stoker RFR[Royal Fleet Reserve] discharged to RN Barracks Portsmouth

9.45am: Commenced to flood dock

10.40am: Vessel floated & proceeded to shift ship assisted by Pilot & tugs

Noon: Clear of dry dock

1.00pm: Vessel fast in new berth

3.15pm: Commenced coaling


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4 February 1916

At Southern Base (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Vessel coaling throughout the night

6.00am: Shore labour proceeding

11.00am: Private T Shipcott RMLI joined ship

2.00pm: Coaling completed. Received 937 Tons

4.30pm: Shifted berth assisted by tugs

5.30pm: All fast in new berth

9.15pm: Sub Lieut E B Thompson reported on board from HMS EXCELLENT

Sick list 1


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5 February 1916

At Southern Base (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.20pm: Patrol under PO Bates left ship

7.00pm: Rae AB RNVR joined ship

11.00pm: Patrol returned on board


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6 February 1916

At Southern Base (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

10.00am: Church parties ashore

12.15pm: Church parties returned


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7 February 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2


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8 February 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

11.00am: Master-at-Arms from HMS TYNE arrived on board for duty with Court Martial

2.20pm: Prisoner & witnesses left ship

2.30pm: Hove ship across dock

3.30pm: All fast in new berth


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9 February 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2


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10 February 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

8.45am: Hands cleaning guns & preparing ship for sea

2.00pm: Hands preparing ship for sea

4.00pm: Passed through dock gates

5.07pm: Passed Bowling

5.22pm: Dumbarton Rock abeam

5.50pm: Cast off tugs

6.00pm: Discharged pilot off Greenock

6.10pm: Proceeded

6.45pm: Passed through defence

7.00pm: Toward Point abeam

7.40pm: Little Cumbrae Light abeam

8.31pm: Holy Island abeam 0.75 miles

8.56pm: Pladda Island abeam 1 mile

10.20pm: Sanda abeam 2 miles

11.03pm: Mull abeam 2 miles

Sick list 3


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11 February 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 56.1, Long -10.3

1.13am: Oversay Island abeam

Sick list 3


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12 February 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.1, Long -8.9

2.00am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS EBRO

11.45am: Observed HMS MOTAGUA

11.50am: Altered course towards her

12.05pm: Stopped & exchanged ratings with MOTAGUA

12.40pm: Shaped course N30E & proceeded

9.24pm: Myggenaes Light bore N36E

11.37pm: Myggenaes Light abeam N82E


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13 February 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.3, Long -6.2

0.24am: Myggenaes Light abeam

6.20am: Observed Light bearing S40E

7.07am: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler CITY OF LONDON from Aberdeen. Allowed to proceed

7.50am: Shaped course S37E & proceeded

10.00am: Observed HMS TEUTONIC & received orders to follow her under lee of land

12.50pm: Stopped & transferred 2 officers to HMS TEUTONIC

1.10pm: Shaped course N7W & proceeded

Sick list 4


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14 February 1916

At Patrol

Lat 63.8, Long -8.4

9.38am: Stopped to shift bottom lines

9.42am: Proceeded

1.00pm: Working party fitting fenders to griping spars

4.00pm: Read warrants 47 & 48

Sick list 3


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15 February 1916

At Patrol

Lat 63.7, Long -8.2

9.50am: Slow, putting target overside

10.00am: Proceeded

Hands employed reeving new boats falls. Gunlayers, trainers & sightsetters at 1" aiming rifle

10.55am: Slow, taking target aboard

11.20am: Proceeded

Sick list 2


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16 February 1916

At Patrol

Lat 63.5, Long -4.8

7.10am: Observed vessel bearing West, altered course towards her

7.35am: Stopped & sent boat to HMS VICTORIAN

8.10am: Boat returned & proceeded

Hands working on seaboats & as requisite

Working party fitting fenders to sea boats

Sick list 6


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17 February 1916

At Patrol

Lat 61.1, Long -2.00

7.10am: Observed steamship bearing S50E & altered course towards her

8.00am: Stopped & discharged despatches to HMS ALCANTARA

8.10am: Shaped course S24W & proceeded

9.43am: Altered course S10W to intercept vessel

9.50am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS ANDES

9.55am: Stopped port engine: Full speed on starboard engine

Sick list 7


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18 February 1916

At Patrol

Lat 62.1, Long 1.3

Sick list 8


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19 February 1916

At Patrol

Lat 62.1, Long 2.0

4.00pm: Warrant 80 read

Sick list 8


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20 February 1916

At Patrol

Lat 62.1, Long 1.6

10.00am: Observed HMS VIRGINIAN

Sick list 6


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21 February 1916

At Patrol

Lat 62.1, Long 1.3

9.00am: Hands employed overhauling coaling gear

Sick list 5


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22 February 1916

At Patrol

[Lat 61.3, Long 0.0 – No position given, estimated from previous & following day]

9.00am: Hands rigging coaling gear

10.10am: Altered course to rendezvous with HMS ALCANTARA

10.50am: Received mail from ALCANTARA & proceeded

Sick list 6


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23 February 1916

[From Patrol to Northern Base, and at Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

4.20am: Observed Esha Ness Light

6.25am: Esha Ness abeam distance 4 miles

6.43am: Hillswick Light abeam

7.00am: Murbie Stacks abeam

7.15am: Passed through defence

7.40am: Brought up in anchorage

8.15am: Colliers JESSIE & BANGARTH fast alongside

8.30am: Commenced coaling

Noon: Hands to dinner

1.00pm: Resumed coaling ship

4.00pm: Hands to supper

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

6.00pm: Finished coaling for the night

Midnight: Colliers moorings tended

Sick list 7


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24 February 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

4.00am: Moorings of Colliers tended

7.00am: Resumed coaling ship

10.15am: Finished coaling ship. Received 900 Tons

10.45am: Collier JESSIE cast off

11.05am: Collier BANGARTH left

Sick list 8


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25 February 1916

At Northern Base

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

4.30pm: Read warrant No 51

7.00pm: Prisoner Daniel [?David] Effelin left with guard for HMS DUKE OF CORNWALL

9.30pm: Lieut G Carroll RNR left ship to report to HMS PEMBROKE


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26 February 1916


[At Northern Base, and from Northern Base to Patrol]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

6.00pm: Stations

6.25pm: Anchor aweigh

6.33pm: Ship pointed & proceeded

6.44pm: Slow approaching defence

6.50pm: Cleared boom defence

6.57pm: Murbie Stack abeam

7.19pm: Hillswick abeam

7.41pm: Esha Ness abeam 4 miles distant

Sick list 6


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27 February 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 61.3, Long -7.4

11.00am: Muster by open list & read prayers

3.58pm: Myggenaes Lighthouse abeam distance 20 miles

8.35pm: Challenged by patrol vessel bearing NE – Extinguished steaming lights

Sick list 6


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28 February 1916

At Patrol

Lat 63.3, Long -10.7

9.44am: Slow, streaming target

9.55am: Half speed

Gunlayers & trainers at target practice

11.04am: Slow, taking target aboard

11.19am: Half speed

Sick list 5


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29 February 1916

At Patrol

Lat 63.0, Long -8.1

8.58am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS TEUTONIC

10.00am: Altered course to S30E to intercept ship

10.25am: Challenged HMS VICTORIAN

5.45pm: Challenged by & exchanged pendants with HMS TEUTONIC

Sick list 9



LOGS FOR MARCH 1916


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Page signed: Ar H Reade Lt Comd RNR, Navigating Officer


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1 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 63.2, Long -10.1

Zigzag throughout

4.00am: Altered course S26E

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning decks

10.00am: Port 2 & Starboard 2 guns’ crews at loader

11.00am: Stokers at squad drill

Noon: Altered course N51W

1.00pm: Fired Starboard 3-Pounder at floating barrel

Hands washing out 3-Pounder cylinders

1.10pm: Altered course S26E

4.10pm: Altered course N70W

Zigzag throughout

6.15pm: Altered course N40W to intercept steamer

6.31pm: Stop. Boarded Danish SS GEIR. Reykjavik to Thorshaven [Torshavn]. Allowed to proceed

7.10pm: Boat returned. Proceeded N70W


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2 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 62.6, Long -17.6

12.38pm: Altered course N45W to intercept steamer

12.50pm: Full speed

1.24pm: Stop. Boarded Norwegian SS DANA. Reykjavik to Barcelona with fish. Sent to Stornoway with armed guard in charge of Sub Lieut Farms[?Farmer] RNR

2.10pm: Boat returned. Proceeded


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3 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 62.2, Long -17.2

2.00pm: Ward room servants at squad drill

Sick list 7


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4 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 63.0, Long -16.9

9.30am: Altered course N70W to intercept steamship. Increased to full speed

11.55am: Stop. Boarded British drifter COMMANDER HORTON. Iceland to Hull with fish. Allowed to proceed

12.15pm: Proceeded N77W

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 54

11.45pm: Altered course S54E to intercept steamship


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5 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 62.8, Long -17.4

Midnight: Stop. Boarded British Trawler ADMIRAL CRADOCK. Hull to Iceland in ballast. Allowed to proceed

0.30am: Proceeded S84E

3.20am: Altered course S25W to intercept steamer

4.20am: Stop. Boarded Danish SS GEIR Thorsborg [?Torshavn] to Reykjavik. Allowed to proceed

4.40am: Proceeded N81E

9.15am: Observed smoke WNW

9.45am: No further sign of smoke. Resumed Course & speed

11.56am: Observed steamship SW

Noon: Altered course S75W to intercept steamer

12.35pm: Stop. Boarded Danish Trawler MARY. Fleetwood to Iceland Fishing Grounds. Allowed to proceed

12.50pm: Boat returned. Proceeded N69W

Sick list 2


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6 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 62.9, Long -17.2

0.30am: Altered course to intercept steamer

0.50am: Stop. Boarded British trawler ST DENIS. Hull to Iceland Fishing Grounds. Allowed to proceed

1.12am: Boat returned. Proceeded N80E

9.38am: Reduced speed to stream target

9.44am: Proceeded. Gunlayers at 1” aiming target practice

11.00am: Reduced speed. Target aboard & proceeded

Sick list 3


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7 March 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.9, Long -17.0

1.00am: Altered course S10W to intercept steamship

1.15am: Stop. Boarded Steam Trawler AEBRIE[?]. Aberdeen to Iceland Fishing Grounds. Allowed to proceed

1.35am: Shaped course S75E to intercept steamship

2.23am: Stop. Boarded Danish SS HECLA. Blythe to Iceland with general cargo

2.50am: Boat returned. Proceeded S87E

8.45am: Altered course S80W to intercept steamship

8.55am: Stop. Boarded British Trawler LORD LANSDOWNE. Iceland Fishing Grounds to Hull with fish. Allowed to proceed

9.15am: Boat returned. Proceeded N77W

10.00pm: Stop. Boarded British Trawler ASPATRIA [?ASPASIA]. Hull to Iceland Fishing Grounds. Allowed to proceed

Sick list 2


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8 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 62.8, Long -17.6

8.30am: Observed HMS HILARY SSW

9.10am: Stop. Sent boat away

9.30am: Boat returned with Sub Lieut O'Brien RNR. Proceeded N72W

Sick list 1


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9 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 63.2, Long -13.6

6.35am: Altered course SxE to intercept steamer

6.50am: Stop. Boarded Danish Trawler MARIA. Fishing. Allowed to proceed

7.10am: Boat returned. Proceeded S68E

9.05am: Altered course S22W to intercept steamer

9.50am: Stop

10.20am: Boat returned. Proceeded S70E

12.17pm: Altered course S30E

Stop. Boarded Danish Trawler SJOLORAN RG554[?TG554] Trangisvaag to Iceland Fishing Grounds. Allowed to proceed

12.40pm: Proceeded S78W

Sick list 2


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10 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 63.5, Long -11.2

6.25am: Signalled HMS MOTAGUA

6.36am: Stop. Sent boat away

7.10am: Boat returned with confidential papers. Proceeded S78W

4.15pm: Altered course S10W to intercept steamer

4.27pm: Stop. Boarded Danish Trawler BERGTHORA Midvaag to Iceland Fishing Grounds VA719

5.00pm: Boat returned. Proceeded N80W

Sick list 2


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11 March 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 64.4, Long -7.7

7.20pm: Exchanged pendants with HMS ALSATIAN (bearing South)

Sick list 2


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12 March 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.4, Long -4.6

1.10am: Challenged by HMS PATIA

4.30am: Altered course to intercept vessel

5.00am: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler EGRET from Grimsby fishing. All correct, allowed to proceed

5.15am: Myggenaes Light S50W

5.30am: Shaped course S67E & proceeded

4.00pm: Hands rigging coaling gear. All boats swung out

Sick list 2


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13 March 1916

[From Patrol to Northern Base, and at Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

1.40am: Observed Esha Ness Light bearing S35E

3.00am: Observed Hillswick Light

3.30am: Esha Ness abeam

3.45am: Hillswick abeam

3.53am: Reduced to 70 revs, engines & helm as required to boom

4.31am: Passed through defence & proceeded to anchorage

5.18am: Let go port anchor

5.30am: Brought up

7.30am: Collier WESTWOOD fast alongside

7.45am: Collier CAIRNNEVIS fast alongside

8.00am: Commenced coaling

Noon: Hands to dinner

1.00pm: Resumed coaling ship

4.00pm: Ceased coaling for tea

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

7.00pm: Ceased coaling for supper

7.45pm: Hands resumed coaling

8.45pm: Ceased coaling for the night


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14 March 1916

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

5.30am: Collier WESTWOOD unmoored

6.30am: Collier CHARLESTON moored alongside

7.00am: Resumed coaling

7.30am: HMS PATIA entered harbour

8.00am: HMS DUKE OF CORNWALL anchored

8.30am: Received divers alongside to examine propellers

11.15am: Finished all coaling. Total coal received 1100 Tons

11.45am: Collier CAIRNNEVIS cast off

11.55am: Collier CHARLESTON cast off

1.00pm: Hands unrigging coaling gear & cleaning ship

3.00pm: Read warrants 52 & 55. Two prisoners & escort sent on board HMS DUKE OF CORNWALL


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15 March 1916

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4


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16 March 1916

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

4.00pm: Read warrant 56

6.30pm: Stations

6.35pm: Anchor aweigh

6.43pm: Ship pointed. Helm & engines as required to boom defence

6.59pm: Passed through defence gate

7.08pm: Full speed. Muckle Roe Light abeam

7.48pm: Esha Ness Light abeam 2 miles


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17 March 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.7, Long -6.7

10.20am: Fuglo abeam 7 miles

3.00pm: Observed HMS ALSATIAN bearing N70W

3.40pm: Stopped. Boat left ship with Captain for ALSATIAN. Took station 1 mile astern of ALSATIAN

4.47pm: Boat returned

4.50pm: Proceeded N4W

7.20pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with ARTOIS

Sick list 2


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18 March 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 65.8, Long -12.6

1.52 to 4.00pm: Sounded frequently

4.25pm: Sighted land, altered course to N15W

4.55pm: Langganaes [Langanes] Lighthouse abeam 2 miles

7.40pm: Observed land S25E

9.05pm: Cape Langganaes abeam 1.25 miles

Sick list 1


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19 March 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.5, Long -20.1

0.55am: Observed Langganaes Light bearing N56W

2.40am: Langganaes Light abeam 3.75 miles distant

6.00am: Revsnaes [Rifsnes] Light abeam 3.75 miles

8.47am: Southern extreme Grimsey Island abeam 2 miles distant

11.10am: Observed small detached pieces of ice

12.30pm: Entered field of loose pack ice Lat 66.8, Long -20.1. Ice extending 55 degrees & 235 degrees

2.45pm: Clear of ice field having traversed about 18 miles through pack ice. Lat 66.5, Long -21.0. Proceeded full speed N51W towards North Cape

4.55pm: North Cape abeam bearing S39W distance 2 miles

Sick list 1


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20 March 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 65.9, Long -24.8

5.25am: Stalberg [Staalbierg] Light abeam distance 11.5 miles

Sick list 2


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21 March 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 65.7, Long -25.2

8.10am: Altered course to N57W to intercept steamship

8.22am: Challenged HMS EBRO

9.55am: Stopped & streamed target

10.00am: Proceeded helm & engines as required steaming round target. Gunlayers, trainers, seamen gunners exercised 1” subcalibre

11.15am: Stopped. Target aboard

11.20am: Shaped course S52W

4.02pm: Stopped. Away both sea boats for exercise

4.22pm: Boats returned

4.25pm: Shaped course N70E & proceeded

Sick list 2


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22 March 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 65.9, Long -25.0

6.20am: Challenged HMS EBRO (NNW) about 4 miles distant

10.00am: Stopped, streamed target

10.05am: Proceeded using engines & helm as required round target. Exercised Battle practice, expended 24 rounds 6-inch ammunition & 36 rounds 3 pounder.

11.40am: Stopped, target aboard

11.45am: S72W & proceeded

Sick list 2


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23 March 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.4, Long -20.2

6.52am: North Cape abeam 5 miles distant

8.00am-Noon: Passing through loose pack ice during watch

1.00pm: Passing through field of pack ice

3.00pm: Clear of ice

6.00pm: Passing through loose pack ice

7.45pm: North Cape abeam 2.5 miles distant

9.25pm: Straumnes abeam 3.5 miles distant

Sick list 3


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24 March 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.3, Long -23.9

0.05am: Observed vessel bearing S88W

1.30am: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler CADET from Hull, fishing, allowed to proceed

1.55am: Shaped course S85W & proceeded

8.10am: Telemotor steering gear out of order. Engines as required for steering

9.25am: Steering gear repaired

Sick list 4


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25 March 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 65.8, Long -24.9

1.35pm: Altered course to intercept steamship bearing NNE

Observed ice to the Northward

2.00pm: Closed & signalled HMS EBRO

4.45pm: Telemotor steering gear out of order

4.55pm: Steam steering gear connected

6.50pm: Engines to Captain’s orders clearing ice

7.30pm: Telemotor steering gear connected

Sick list 5


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26 March 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.5, Long -22.6

0.15am: Staalbierg Huk abeam 8.75 miles distant

4.16am: Staalbierg Huk abeam 12 miles distant

10.00am: Passing through pack & detached ice

2.00pm: Passing through detached pack ice

5.14pm: Staalbierg Huk abeam

Sick list 4


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27 March 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 65.5, Long -24.9

7.30am: Hands clearing decks of ice

11.00am: Observed ice. Passing loose pack ice throughout watch

Noon-4.00pm: Passing through loose-pack ice throughout watch

5.30pm: Passing through detached ice

7.30pm: Stopped & spoke British Steam Trawler LORD LANSDOWNE, allowed to proceed

7.45pm: Shaped course N13W & proceeded

9.10pm: Staalbierg Huk abeam 8 miles

Sick list 5


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28 March 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 64.9, Long -24.7

2.25am: Ondverdanes Light abeam 7.5 miles distant

4.34am: Svortuloft abeam 13.25 miles

10.15am: Observed HMS MOLDAVIA bearing SWxS. Signalled

Sick list 3


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29 March 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.6, Long -19.5

Sick list 3


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30 March 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 56.5, Long -12.4

6.00pm: Sounding every 15 minutes

10.00pm: Ceased sounding

11.40pm: Observed Tory Island Light S48W

Sick list 4


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31 March 1916

[From Patrol to Southern Base, and at Southern Base]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

0.45am: Fanad Point abeam 8 miles

1.40am: Inishtrahull Light abeam 1 mile

3.20am: Oversay Light abeam 11.5 miles

4.12am: Otter Rock abeam 5 miles

5.10am: Mull abeam 0.5 miles

5.23am: Sanda Island abeam

7.00am: Pladda Island abeam 0.5 miles

7.29am: Holy Island abeam 2.5 miles

8.15am: Little Cumbrae abeam 1 mile

8.50am: Toward Point abeam

8.52am: Skelmorlie Buoy abeam

9.00am: Reduced speed to pass through boom

9.30am: Stop. Pilot boarded & proceeded

10.04am: Stop. Obstruction - vessel launching

10.23am: Proceeded. Stern tug made fast

11.00am: Head tug made fast

12.10pm: Stop outside dock gates

12.31pm: Swung ship in basin

1.00pm: Making fast alongside SS CLAN MACARTHUR

1.30pm: All fast

2.30pm: Liberty men proceeded on long leave

5.00pm: Local leave party proceeded

8.00pm: Midshipman Cameron joined up



LOGS FOR APRIL 1916


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Page signed: Ar H Reade Lt Comd RNR, Navigating Officer


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1 April 1916

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.30am: Hands employed shifting ammunition in 3 & 4 magazines

8.00am: Hands to breakfast

10.45am: Unmoored & shifted ahead into Quay berth

Noon: Sub Lieut Woodhead RNVR joined ship

12.50pm: All fast in new berth

1.00pm: Hands to dinner

2.15pm: Hands fall in. Employed striking ammunition below

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.30pm: Night leave granted

Midnight: HMS PATIA docked


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2 April 1916

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

10.00am: Church party ashore

2.30pm: Shore labour proceeding on magazines

9.30pm: Ceased work for the night on magazines


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3 April 1916

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

10.30am: F A R Claridge PO reported on board for duty


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4 April 1916

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

7.00am: Shore labour commenced loading empty barrels in No 2 hatch

8.30am: McNab AB returned from hospital. One rating (armourer's crew) joined ship

10.30am: Able Seamen Pipe & Hodge joined ship

5.00pm: Able Seamen White & Williams left ship for Chatham barracks

9.30pm: Shore labour finished for the day


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5 April 1916

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

9.30am: Shore labour continuing taking in barrels in No 1 hold

11.00am: R Waddle armourers crew returned to VICTORY

2.30pm: Shore labour caulking fore deck

6.00pm: Shore labour continued stowing barrels

8.00pm: Ceased working barrels in No 1 hold

Sick list 3


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6 April 1916

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

7.30am: Shore labour stowing barrels in No 1 & caulking fore deck

10.30am: Received 120 High Explosive shell & fuses

12.30pm: Commenced heaving astern to new berth

1.20pm: All fast in new berth

3.00pm: Shore labour commenced taking oil drums in No 2 hatch. Continued caulking Fore deck throughout

6.00pm: Commenced heaving across dock to berth under coal [?]

7.40pm: All fast in new berth

7.50pm: Commenced coaling in fore & aft bunkers with 3 foremen & 33 [?men]

9.30pm: Stopped coaling for supper

10.30pm: Resumed coaling


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7 April 1916

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

5.30am: Night shift stopped coaling

6.00am: Day shift of 3 foremen & 44 men resumed coaling. Shore labour caulking fore deck

8.00am: Stopped tipping & continued trimming

8.30am: 2 Carpenters Mates, 1 Leading Seaman, 2 Cooks Mates & 1 Able Seaman RNR joined ship

9.00am: Ceased coaling for breakfast

10.00am: Resumed coaling

Empty casks on board: No 1: 1501; No 2: 1215

Empty drums on board: No 1: 598; No 2: 1454

2.00pm: Ceased coaling for dinner

3.00pm: Resumed coaling

4.30pm: Finished all coaling. Received 1213 tons

4.35pm: Shifted ship across dock

5.15pm: All fast in new berth

Sick list 2


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8 April 1916

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

10.30am: Piece of meat weighing 100lb (approximately) accidentally lost overboard


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9 April 1916

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

10.00am: Church parties proceeded ashore. Shore labour caulking decks

12.30pm: Church parties returned

1.00pm: Private Gomery, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined ship & Signalman Williams from HMS EAGLE

5.30pm: Shore labour ceased for tea

6.30pm: Resumed

9.30pm: Shore labour ceased for the night


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10 April 1916

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.00am: Shore labour resumed

9.00am: Hands painting ship & getting stores aboard. Fusing shell & putting empty ammunition ashore


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11 April 1916

[At Southern Base, and from Southern Base to Patrol]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

1.15pm: Hands preparing ship for sea

3.10pm: Left berth in charge of Pilot & two tugs

3.35pm: Passed into river

4.30pm: Passed Renfrew

5.20pm: Let go forward tug

5.24pm: Dumbarton Rock abeam

6.15pm: Let go stern tug & discharged Pilot

6.53pm: Passed through defence. Full speed

7.16pm: Toward Point abeam

7.51pm: Little Cumbrae Light abeam

8.40pm: Holy Island abeam 0.75 miles

9.06pm: Pladda Light abeam 1.5 miles

10.25pm: Sanda Light abeam 1.75 miles

11.00pm: Mull of Cantyre abeam


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12 April 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 55.9, Long -9.7

1.30pm: Ship pitching heavily & taking water forward

Sick list 1


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13 April 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 56.3, Long -14.9

3.00pm: Ship pitching heavily & taking water forward

Sick list 2


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14 April 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 56.3, Long -14.9

3.00pm: Ship pitching easily

Sick list 2


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15 April 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 56.5, Long -15.4

Sick list 2


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16 April 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 56.5, Long -15.2

0.30am: Port engine stopped (See engine room log)

0.35am: Port engine repaired

12.15pm: Clear weather

Sick list 1


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17 April 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 57.0, Long -13.4

9.20am: Altered course to N45W to close with HMS PATIA

9.50am: Stopped & sent boat for 1 rating from PATIA (Able Seaman Bottomley)

10.15am: Shaped course N82W & proceeded

1.00pm: Ship pitching heavily

2.00pm: Starboard 1[?] securing fo’c’sle gun

4.00pm: Warrant 59 read

9.00pm: Ship rolling & pitching heavily

Sick list 1


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18 April 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 57.2, Long -12.8

9.00 & 10.00am: Sounded

11.30am: Hands reeving off new sea boats falls etc

4.00pm: Warrant 60 read


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19 April 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 57.0, Long -12.7

2.12am: Altered course to S82W to intercept steamship

2.27am: Stopped & boarded British SS BEGONIA, Newcastle to New York, Green Clearance. Allowed to proceed

3.25am: Shaped course S87E & proceeded

Sick list 1


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20 April 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 57.1, Long -12.5

2.45pm: Sighted steamer bearing S75W. Shaped course S30W to intercept her

3.35pm: Stop engines

3.45pm: Boarding boat away to Norwegian SS SIGRUN. From Baltimore to Kirkwall, cargo of Wheat. Armed Guard sent on board in charge of Sub Lieut Hayward

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant 61

4.15pm: General Quarters

4.25pm: Boarding boat returned. Proceeded

Sick list 1


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21 April 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 57.5, Long -12.1

5.00am: Sighted ship

5.15am: Challenged HMS PATUCA

6.14am: Stopped. Sent boat

6.35am: Boat returned with liberty man (Fireman)

6.40am: Proceeded

7.20pm: Observed Rockall bearing N3W

Sick list 1


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22 April 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 57.5, Long -12.1

5.30am: Observed St Kilda

Sick list 2


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23 April 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 57.8, Long -11.6

6.53pm: Altered course S15W to intercept vessel

7.00pm: Challenged HMS HINDUSTAN

Sick list 3


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24 April 1916

[From Patrol to Northern Base]

Lat 60.2, Long -6.8

10.30am: Hands employed rigging coaling gear

11.40pm: Esha Ness Light bearing S45E

Sick list 6


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25 April 1916

[From Patrol to Northern Base, and at Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

1.26am: Esha Ness abeam 3 miles

1.43am: Hillswick Light abeam 5 miles

2.15am: Murbie Stack Light abeam 0.75 miles

2.25am: Passed through defence

2.30am: Stopped & engines as required for anchoring

2.45am: Let go anchor

5.50am: Hands lowering all boats into water

6.20am: Collier HOCKWOLD alongside

6.30am: HMS ANDES anchored

6.55am: Collier SIR FRANCIS alongside

7.15am: HMS DUKE OF CORNWALL anchored

7.45am: Commenced coaling

8.00am: Sub Lieut Hayward & armed guard returned on board. Midshipman Howell RNR joined ship

10.30am: Received mail on board

Hands coaling ship

Noon: Ceased coaling for dinner

1.00pm: Resumed coaling

4.00pm: Ceased coaling for tea

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

6.00pm: Ceased coaling for the night

9.00pm: HMS MANTUA put to sea

Sick list 5


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26 April 1916

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

7.00am: Hands resumed coaling

9.40am: Finished all coaling. Total Coal received 840 Tons

10.00am: Hands unrigging coaling gear & cleaning ship

Sick list 5


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27 April 1916

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

0.35am: Hove up both anchors & used engines as required to shift anchorage

1.10am: Dropped Port anchor

1.12am: Dropped Starboard anchor

10.00am: Hove up Starboard anchor

8.20pm: Hove short

8.40pm: Anchor aweigh & proceeded

9.05pm: Passed through net defence

9.14pm: Passed Murbie Stack Light


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28 April 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 61.0, Long -7.0

8.30am: Observed land bearing N50W

9.00am: Altered course to N85W to intercept steamship

9.22am: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler CHANCELLOR, Aberdeen to Faroe Fishing Grounds. Allowed to proceed

9.45am: Shaped course N59W & proceeded

Sick list 3


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29 April 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.7, Long -13.0

5.30am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS TEUTONIC

2.50pm: Observed two vessels bearing S20W. Altered course S20W to intercept

2.55pm: Full speed

3.00pm: Signalled HMS MOTAGUA

3.10pm: Observed vessel bearing S65W

3.15pm: Signalled HMS ORCOMA

4.10pm: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS BREIFOND in Lat 59.1, Long -13.9. Bound from New York to Bergen & Christiania, cargo Naphtha & Paraffin. Armed guard sent on board in charge of Sub Lt Hayward & sent to Kirkwall

4.25pm: Boarding boat returned

4.29pm: Proceeded

Sick list 2


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30 April 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.9, Long -11.5

8.30am: Observed vessel bearing S30W altered course South to intercept her

9.32am: Sent boat & Boarded Steam Drifter PHOEBE bound from Iceland to Fleetwood. Allowed to proceed

10.05am: Boat returned. Proceeded

4.40pm: Sighted smoke bearing S50W

4.44pm: Altered course South to intercept vessel. Full speed ahead

5.30pm: Stop

5.35pm: Boarded Norwegian SS ASBORG from Baltimore to Aalborg, cargo Indian Corn. Sent to Lerwick with Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lt [name not visible on scanned page]

5.50pm: Boat returned

6.33pm: Altered course North to intercept steamer. Full speed ahead

7.14pm: Stopped & boarded Danish SS OLGA, from Reykjavik to Glasgow in ballast. Allowed to proceed

7.40pm: Boat returned. Proceeded

10.45pm: Altered course S78E to intercept vessel

11.15pm: Stopped & boarded Danish SS NORDSEA [?NORDSOEN] bound from Reykjavik to Glasgow in ballast. Allowed to proceed

11.45pm: Boat returned

11.50pm: Proceeded

Sick list 2



LOGS FOR MAY 1916


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Page signed: A H Reade Lt Comd RNR, Navigating Officer


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1 May 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.2, Long -12.5

2.00am: Zigzag every 10 minutes

5.00am: Altered course S22W. Zigzag every 10 minutes

8.00am: Altered course N84W

9.45am: Slow, to stream target for 1” Aiming rifle practice

9.59am: Half Speed

10.00am: Divisions, Read prayers. Physical drill

10.47am: Slow engines

11.05am: Engines Half speed. Zigzag every 10 minutes

2.00pm: Zigzag throughout

3.00pm: Working party employed painting forward Bulwarks

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.41pm: Altered course S70W. Increased to Full Speed to intercept vessel. Courses as requisite

5.15pm: Stop & boarded British SS TIVERTON, Baltimore to Leith with cargo Wheat. Allowed to proceed

5.37pm: Proceeded N3W

6.15pm: Altered course N3W

9.00pm: Zigzag throughout the watch

11.20pm: Sighted vessel, altered course South to intercept her

Sick list 2


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2 May 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.1, Long -12.6

0.10am: Stopped in Lat 59.2, Long -12.8 and boarded Norwegian SS NORFOLK, Kirkwall to Baltimore. Allowed to proceed

0.24am: Proceeded. Shaped Course N88E

0.36am: Altered course N5E to intercept vessel

0.45am: General Quarters

1.10am: Signalled SS TIVERTON

1.10am: Secure

3.30am: Observed sailing ship, altered course to intercept her

4.10am: Signalled Norwegian Barque EIDER TIDE [?EDDERSIDE] Armed guard on board. Allowed to proceed

4.13am: Proceeded S86E

10.00am: Sighted steamer bearing S15W

10.03am: Altered course S60W to intercept her

10.30am: Resumed Normal course N79W. Steamer apparently Patrol vessel

9.34pm: Altered course N30E to intercept vessel

9.40pm: Stopped. Boarded Norwegian SS BASIS Christiania to Montreal in ballast. Allowed to proceed

10.10pm: Boarding boat returned

10.15pm: Proceeded. Shaped course East

Sick list 1


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3 May 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.8, Long -12.2

11.00am: Officers to Deflection teacher

4.30pm: Inspection of hammocks

Sick list 2


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4 May 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.9, Long -13.2

2.30am: Ice chest broke adrift in ward room

9.55am: Altered course to intercept vessel reported from Fore Top during squall

10.15am: Squall cleared, nothing seen of vessel. Resumed patrol

11.35am: Sighted vessel bearing WNW. Stopped zigzag to intercept

11.45am: Challenged by HMS VICTORIAN

2.20pm: Altered course N10W to intercept steamer

3.00pm: Slowed down, various courses & speeds

3.10pm: Boat away. Boarded Swedish SS INDIANIC, Baltimore to Copenhagen with Cargo Grain. Sent to Kirkwall with Armed Guard in charge of Midshipman Cameron

3.45pm: Boat returned

3.47pm: Proceeded S67W

11.07pm: Sighted a vessel bearing N85E. Stopped zigzag & gave chase

Sick list 2


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5 May 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.8, Long -12.4

1.00am: Signalled Swedish SS INDIANIC "All well"

Sick list 1


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6 May 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.8, Long -11.56W

1.35pm: Altered course to intercept vessel. Increased to Full Speed

3.15pm: Boat away. Boarded Danish Schooner HERTHA from Troon to Iceland, cargo coal

3.35pm: Boat returned

3.37pm: Proceeded S72W

Sick list 1


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7 May 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.5, Long -12.0

9.54am: Altered course S5E to intercept vessel

10.05am: Signalled HMS ANDES boarding another vessel

10.30am: Resumed Patrol

12.55pm: Altered course N10W to intercept vessel

1.10pm: Full speed

1.35pm: Stopped & boarded Danish SS TEXAS, Baltimore to Copenhagen with general cargo. Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard in charge of Sub Lieut Allen RNR

1.37pm: Proceeded various courses & speeds

1.42pm: Stopped. Boarded Danish SS ULFSBORG Baltimore to Mykvolberg Fallston [?Nykobing Falster], cargo of grain. Sent to Kirkwall with Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieut Farmer RNR

1.45pm: Manoeuvring to pick up boats

2.23pm: Proceeded North

2.45pm: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS CHRISTIAN MICHELSEN, New Orleans to Rotterdam, General cargo. Sent to Lerwick with Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieut Thompson RNR

3.00pm: Boat returned. Shaped course N81W & proceeded

11.15pm: Observed light bearing ENE

11.20pm: Altered course to N50E full speed

Sick list -


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8 May 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.0, Long -11.8

0.15am: Stop. Boarded British SS DEVONIA, Middlesbrough to Montreal. General Cargo. Allowed to proceed

0.45am: Boat returned. Proceeded. Shaped course S86E

4.25am: Signalled HMS ALSATIAN

5.10am: Altered course S34E to intercept vessel

5.50am: Stop, signalled Dutch SS BEUKELSDIJK cleared from Kirkwall. Allowed to proceed

5.55am: Proceeded. Shaped course S87E

8.51am: Stop. Signalled Norwegian SS BRATLAND with Armed Guard on board. Allowed to proceed

9.05am: Proceeded. Shaped course N84W

9.58am: Altered course N34E to intercept vessel. Full Speed

10.30am: Stop. Sent boat to HMS PATUCA and received 2 Armed Guards

11.00am: Proceeded S87W

Sick list -


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9 May 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.3, Long -12.5

6.00am: Altered course N10E to intercept vessel

6.15am: Signalled HMS VICTORIAN

6.20am: Resumed patrol N84W

1.00-1.30pm: Flag (Ensign) Half Mast for funeral on board HMS MANTUA

7.42pm: Observed Vessel bearing N58E

7.45pm: Increased to Full Speed. Altered course N60E to intercept her

8.27pm: Slowed down. Signalled Dutch SS SLOTERDIJK previously boarded by HMS VICTORIAN. Allowed to proceed

9.45am: Smoke reported by Foretop Lookout

9.47pm: Altered course N19E

9.55pm: Resumed patrol, nothing more seen

Sick list -


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10 May 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.1, Long -12.7

1.13am: Altered course S62W to intercept vessel

1.30am: Stop. Signalled Danish SS OLGA, Glasgow to Reykjavik. Green Clearance. Previously boarded. Allowed to proceed

1.35am: Resumed patrol S85E

6.55am: Altered course to intercept vessel. Increased to Full Speed

8.00am: Stop. Boarded Swedish SS SYDIC. Sent to Kirkwall with Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieut Hayward

8.15am: Signalled Russian SS HIPPEA. Allowed to proceed

8.35am: Boat returned

8.40am: Proceeded

Noon: Altered course S25W Full Speed to intercept vessel

12.40pm: Sighted Steamship bearing S30E

1.00pm: Exchanged pendants with HMS ANDES

1.58pm: Altered course West. Full Speed to intercept vessel

2.35pm: Stop. Boarded French SS TUNISIE, Brest to Archangel with Munitions. Allowed to proceed

2.58pm: Boat returned

3.00pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course N72W

5.45pm: Altered course N82W to intercept vessel

6.23pm: Stop. Boarded Swedish SS RYSWYK, New York to Rotterdam. Sent to Lerwick with Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieut O’Brien

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11 May 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.5, Long -12.5

7.30am: Altered course N34W to intercept vessel. Full Speed

7.50am: Exchanged pendants with HMS VICTORIAN

7.58am: Resumed Patrol. Shaped Course S82W

11.45am: Altered course S5E to intercept vessel

12.20pm: Stop. Boarded Swedish SS OSMAN, Fernandina to Malmo with cargo Phosphate. Sent to Kirkwall with Armed Guard in charge of Lieut Baker

1.00pm: Boat returned. Proceeded. Shaped course S70W

8.50pm: Altered course S83E to intercept vessel

9.15pm: Stop. Signalled Norwegian Barque ATLANTIC, "All well"

9.17pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course S83E

Sick list 1


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12 May 1916

[At Patrol, and from Patrol to Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -6.4

10.00am: Hands employed rigging coaling gear

10.48pm: Esha Ness Light bearing S30E

Sick list 1


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13 May 1916

[From Patrol to Northern Base, and at Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

0.25am: Esha Ness Light Abeam

0.40am: Hillswick Light Abeam

1.17am: Muckle Roe Light Abeam

1.30am: Passed boom

1.50am: Let go Starboard anchor

6.05am: SS HITCHIN (collier) made fast on port side

6.20am: SS CAIRNNEVIS (collier) made fast on starboard side

7.00am: Hands Fall in. Rig coaling gear

7.45am: Hands to coaling stations

7.50am: Commenced coaling

9.15am: Five Armed Guards returned on board. Two Signal Ratings joined ship from HMS VIVID & HMS VICTORY

Noon: Hands to dinner

1.00pm: Resumed coaling

1.15pm: Duty signalman sent on shore

Hands coaling ship

6.00pm: GIBRALTAR coaling gang finished for day. Armed guard in charge of Sub Lieut O’Brien rejoined ship

8.30pm: Finished coaling for the day

9.20pm: MOTAGUA proceeded

9.25am: SS HITCHIN (Collier) let go moorings


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14 May 1916

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

3.50am: HMS VIRGINIAN anchored

7.15am: Collier alongside

7.30am: Hands fall in. Coaling stations. Resumed coaling

Hands coaling ship

12.30pm: Finished coaling. Total coal received 1050 tons. Hands to dinner

1.00pm: Collier CAIRNNEVIS proceeded to anchorage

1.20pm: Collier WESTWOOD proceeded to anchorage

1.30pm: Hands fall in. Employed unrigging coaling gear & cleaning ship


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15 May 1916

[At Northern Base, and from Northern Base to Patrol]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

10.20am: Chaplain arrived

10.30am: Divisions & Church

6.30pm: Signal ratings Mitchell & Holman left for HMS VIENNA

7.30pm: Armed Guards for HMS ALSATIAN & ANDES arrived on board

8.45pm: Commenced heaving up anchor

9.03am: Anchor aweigh

9.04am: Engines used to manoeuvre ship & proceed from Anchorage

9.30pm: Passed Boom defence

9.38pm: Murbie Stacks Light Abeam

10.02pm: Hillswick Light Abeam

10.20pm: Esha Ness Light Abeam Distance 2 miles

Sick list 1


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16 May 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.6, Long -7.2

9.30pm: Altered course to intercept vessel

9.40pm: Stop. Boarded Danish schooner VIKING, Copenhagen to Iceland. Allowed to proceed

9.46pm: Observed Vessel bearing West

10.00pm: Challenged HMS ALSATIAN

10.05pm: Full Speed

10.38pm: Discharged two Armed Guards for HMS ALSATIAN & one for HMS ANDES

10.55pm: Proceeded, Shaped course N21W

Sick list 1


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17 May 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.4, Long -14.8

11.58am: Stop. Signalled British Trawler BONA flying flag of day. Allowed to proceed

Noon: Proceeded. Shaped Course N20W

1.20pm: Altered course N39W to intercept vessel

1.45pm: Signalled Danish SS CARMEN previously boarded by HMS ORCOMA. Allowed to proceed

10.15pm: Altered course S10W to intercept vessel. Increased to Full Speed

10.45pm: Stop. Boarded Danish Barquentine MAREN. Allowed to proceed

11.20pm: Boat returned. Proceeded N81E

Sick list 1


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18 May 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.6, Long -16.5

Sick list 2


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19 May 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 61.0, Long -14.6

8.00am: Fog set in

8.16am: Stop to inspect derelict boat

8.30am: Manoeuvred & Fired 3 pounder Gun to destroy boat

8.47am: Proceeded S3W

8.00pm: Fog cleared

11.45pm: Altered course N70E to intercept vessel


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20 May 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.0, Long -18.6

0.05am: Stop. Boarded Russian SS SUCHAN to Archangel, cargo Munitions. Allowed to proceed

0.35am: Boarding boat returned

0.40am: Proceeded S78W

3.15am: Fog set in

Sick list 2


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21 May 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.8, Long -19.7

Sick list 3


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22 May 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.0, Long -18.0

3.30pm: Altered course N68E to intercept vessel

3.52pm: Stop. Signalled Norwegian SV ACADIA from Gothenburg to Delaware in Ballast

4.00pm: Proceeded N16W

Sick list 2


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23 May 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.9, Long -17.2

10.35-10.55am: Port engine stopped

10.57-11.30am: Starboard engine stopped

Sick list 2


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24 May 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.3, Long -19.0

Sick list 2


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25 May 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.2, Long -18.7

Sick list 2


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26 May 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.4, Long -19.4

5.00am: Stop. Boarded Schooner SMIDT (Danish) from Faroe Isles to St Johns, New Brunswick, in ballast. Allowed to proceed

6.04am: Proceeded S85W

7.30am: Altered course N55W to intercept sailing vessel

8.15am: Stop. Boarded Danish sailing vessel ELSA from Fredrickshaven [Frederikshavn] to New Brunswick in ballast. Allowed to proceed

8.50am: Proceeded S82W

5.05pm: Altered course West to intercept sailing vessel

5.45pm: Stop in Lat 58.0, Long -21.1 and boarded Danish Barquentine SAGA. From Iviza [Ibiza] to Iceland cargo of Salt. Allowed to proceed.

6.10pm: Proceeded N81E

7.00pm: Altered course N15W to intercept vessel

7.45pm: Altered course N25W. Fired Starboard 3-pounder

7.56pm: Stop in Lat 58.2, Long -21.1 and boarded Danish Schooner, IRIS [?ISIS] in ballast. Allowed to proceed

8.15pm: Proceeded N86E

Sick list 1


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27 May 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.8, Long -19.3

Sick list 2


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28 May 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.5, Long -15.6

6.00am: Altered course S10E Left Patrol

10.00am: Read Articles of War

Sick list 2


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29 May 1916

[From Patrol to Glasgow]

Lat 54.8, Long -10.8

11.45am: Observed Land bearing SE0.5E

6.15pm: Arran Island Light abeam distance 13 miles

7.30pm: Tory Island Light abeam distance 5 miles

10.00pm: Inishtrahull abeam 1 mile

10.30pm: Observed Rathlin Island Light S60E

11.50pm: Observed Otter Rock Light

Sick list 3


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30 May 1916

[From Patrol to Glasgow, and at Glasgow]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

0.07am: Oversay abeam 13.5 miles distant

1.00am: Otter Rock abeam 2.25 miles distant

1.19am: Rathlin Island Light abeam

2.15am: Mull of Cantyre abeam

4.55am: Loch Ranza Abeam

5.45am: Little Cumbrae Light Abeam

6.18am: Toward Point Abeam

6.45am: Pass through boom

6.52am: Slowed down to embark Pilot

6.58am: Half Speed. Various Courses & Speeds, to Pilot’s Orders

7.00am GMT: Ship’s clocks put forward one hour

8.22am: Slowed down off Greenock & made Tug SAMSON fast

8.45am: Ardrossan Light Abeam

9.07am: Dumbarton Rock Abeam

9.20am: Bowling Abeam

9.25am: Tug NEPTUNE made fast astern

10.04am: Renfrew Abeam

10.12am: Scotstoun Abeam

10.33am: Govan Abeam

10.50am: Passed through Dock Gates

10.55am: Turned round in Dock Basin

11.20am: Finished with engines. Lieut Baker & Armed Guard returned on board. Mail received on board

2.00pm: Ships Company received payment

3.30pm: Long leave party proceeded on shore

4.00pm: Warrant 63 Read


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31 May 1916

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

1.15pm: Cast off from Princes Dock

1.26pm: Entered No 1 Dry Dock

1.43pm: Entered No 2 Dry Dock

1.50pm: All fast in Dry Dock

2.20pm: Commenced Shoring

2.45pm: Took chocks & shores

Sick list 1


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LOG BOOK – JUNE 1ST 1916 T0 AUGUST 31ST 1917


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1916


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Page signed: Ar H Reade Lt Comd RNR, Navigating Officer

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1 June 1916

At Glasgow (Princes Dry Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.00am: Hands fall in employed ranging cable in dry dock

8.00am: Breakfast

Shore labour proceeding. Hands employed on cables, taking in stores & with chief gunner

Noon: Dinner

1.15pm: Hands employed getting stores aboard. Working party with chief gunner

Shore labour proceeding

3.30pm: Clear up decks

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.30pm: Night leave granted

Sick list 1


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2 June 1916

At Glasgow (Princes Dry Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

9.00am: Hands painting fore bridge & funnel & taking stores aboard


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3 June 1916

At Glasgow (Princes Dry Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.00am: Hands taking in sand. Carpenter working at FP [?Fo’c’sle Port] pump

Shore labour proceeding


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4 June 1916

At Glasgow (Princes Dry Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

10.30am: Church parties ashore

Sick list 3


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5 June 1916

At Glasgow (Princes Dry Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning out chain locker

Hands painting derricks


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6 June 1916

At Glasgow (Princes Dry Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

8.45am: Hands restowing cables in lockers

10.00am: 1st Long leave party returned on board

Engineers & fitters working throughout

Gun sights tested

4.00pm: Second long leave party proceeded

Sick list 3


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7 June 1916

At Glasgow (Princes Dry Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

8.45am: Hands clearing timber out of No 3 hold & sponging out guns

1.15pm: Hands clearing out holds & taking stores aboard:

Sick list 2


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8 June 1916

At Glasgow (Princes Dry Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

10.30am: Cleaning Refrigerator & painting Saloon Deck Head

1.00pm: Deserter from HMS PATUCA arrived in charge of Armed Guard

5.30pm: Ship afloat

5.45pm: Cleared Graving Dock, Tugs Made fast

6.00pm: Head rope carried away. Let go Starboard Anchor

7.00pm: Port Tow Rope carried away

7.30pm: Made fast in berth. Armed Guard from PATUCA reported. Two Ratings from Portsmouth joined

7.45pm: Commenced coaling

8.30pm: Stopped coaling

11.30pm: Resumed coaling

Sick list 2


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9 June 1916

At Glasgow (Princes Dock Coal Tips)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

8.40am: Stopped coaling

8.50am: Worked vessel ahead & placed Saddleback under Coal Tip

9.00am: Seven Ratings for HMS PATUCA reported on board

7.20pm: Finished coaling. Received 1247 tons

7.37pm: Cast off moorings. Tugs made fast

8.10pm: Arrived off new berth

8.30pm: Finished making fast in berth


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10 June 1916

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

9.30pm: Armed Guard for PATUCA left ship

Sick list 2


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11 June 1916

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

9.00am: Ratings for PATUCA left ship

10.20am: Church Party proceeded


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12 June 1916

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding


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13 June 1916

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

7.30pm: Watch fall in & singled up

10.07pm: Let go moorings

10.10pm: All clear of berth in charge of Pilot and tugs CRUISER & VICTOR. Proceeded down river using helm & engines as required to Pilot’s Orders

Sick list 4


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14 June 1916

[From Glasgow to Patrol]

[Lat 55.5, Long -5.0 estimated]

0.05am: Passed Dumbarton Rock

0.35am: Passed Port Glasgow & discharged Pilot and cast off tugs

0.50am: Stopped & let go Starboard anchor

0.57am: Brought up

6.00am: Cutter ashore in charge of Midshipman Manby

7.30am: Cutter returned

9.40am: Stations

9.50am: Anchor aweigh, Shaped course N60W & proceeded

10.15am: Slow both approaching defence

10.23am: Passed through defence

10.46am: Toward Point abeam 1 mile

11.15am: Garroch abeam 1.5 miles

11.16am: Little Cumbrae abeam

12.15pm: Holy Island abeam 1.5 miles distant

12.45pm: Pladda abeam 2.25 miles distant

1.55pm: Sanda Island abeam 10 miles

4.10pm: Tor Point abeam

4.44pm: Rathlin Light abeam

5.03pm: Bull Point abeam

6.27pm: Otter Rock abeam 2.5 miles

7.02pm: Chuirn Island abeam 1 mile

7.30pm: Passed McArthur Head [southern end of Sound of Islay]

8.18pm: Passed Rudha Mail abeam 0.75 miles Distant [northern end of Sound of Islay]

9.39pm: Flieach an Nasumh [?Eileach an Naoimh] abeam distance 1.75 miles

10.40pm: Duart Point abeam

11.55pm: Ru na Gal abeam

Sick list 4


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15 June 1916

[From Glasgow to Patrol]

Lat 57.3, Long -10.3

0.23am: Ardnamurchan abeam

0.48am: Cairns of Coll abeam 0.75 miles distant

4.00am: Barra Head abeam distance 16 miles

9.50am: Altered course to N55W to intercept steamship

10.07am: Stopped & boarded Dutch SS MERCURIUS from Rosario to Amsterdam via Falmouth cargo grain. Allowed to proceed

1.00pm: Expended 4 rounds testing 3 pounders (high angle firing)

Sick list Nil


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16 June 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.0, Long -13.2

3.50am: Altered course S33W to intercept HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

4.05am: Boat sent away to HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

4.23am: Boat returned with Back Signals

4.26am: Proceeded. Shaped Course East

12.12pm: Altered course S55W to intercept vessel

1.06pm: Stop and Signalled Danish Barquentine MARTIJN flying boarded flag, bound to Reykjavik. Allowed to proceed

3.10pm: Altered course N80W to intercept vessel

Fired 1 Round Port 3-pounder (Lat 58.7, Long -14.4)

3.50pm: Stop and boarded Dutch SS BEUKELSDIJK with general cargo from New York to Rotterdam. Sent to Kirkwall with Armed Guard in charge of Midshipman Cameron

4.25pm: Proceeded Shaped Course N72W

11.30pm: Passed Danish vessel MARTIJN

Sick list 4


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17 June 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.1, Long -13.0

1.55pm: Full speed altered course N33W to intercept vessel

2.55pm: Stop & boarded British SS CORINTH Cardiff to Archangel cargo of coal. Allowed to proceed

3.16pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course N29W

3.50pm: Stop and boarded Dutch SS SLOTERDIJK Baltimore to Rotterdam cargo General. Sent to Kirkwall with Sub Lt Hayward in charge of Armed Guard

4.05pm: Proceeded. Shaped course S68W

11.45pm: Altered course N10E to intercept steamer

Sick list 4


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18 June 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.9, Long -13.2

0.28am: Stop Signalled SS ROTTERDAM. Allowed to proceed

0.35am: Proceeded. Shaped Course East

11.20am: Altered course N55W to intercept steamer

11.45am: Stopped & boarded Swedish SS VOLLRATH THAM from Baltimore to Narvik cargo coal & machinery. Sent to Kirkwall with Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieut O'Brien

12.15pm: Boat returned to ship

12.15pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course N80W


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19 June 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.9, Long -13.0

2.45am: Observed Smoke of steamer bearing ENE

2.55am: Increased to Full Speed & altered course S57E

4.06am: Stopped & boarded British Trawler MANNOFIELD A526 in Lat 59.2 Long -11.7, Iceland to Fleetwood cargo fish. Allowed to proceed

4.23am: Proceeded. Shaped Course N5W to intercept vessel

4.55am: Signalled SS BRUNSWIJK in Lat 59.2 Long -11.8, allowed to proceed

9.00am: Hands Fall in. Employed in cleaning ship, and one class at High Angle Gun instruction

Firemen off duty at gunnery instruction

1.00pm: Altered course S22W to intercept vessel

1.32pm: Slow & manoeuvred

1.35pm: Stop and boarded Dutch SS YSSEL from New York to Rotterdam cargo Oilcake Lat 58.7 Long -13.4 Sent to Lerwick with Armed Guard, Sub Lieut Farmer in charge

1.56pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course N66W

6.10pm: Full Speed Ahead to intercept vessel

7.45pm: Signalled Dutch SS BRUNSWIJK Allowed to proceed

7.50pm: Proceeded

Sick list 4


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20 June 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.0, Long -13.1

10.30am: Hands employed cleaning holds & putting shot mats round range finder

9.10pm: Observed Steamers bearing N75E

9.12pm: Altered course N80E

9.20pm: Challenged HMS MOLDAVIA & exchanged pendants

Sick list 3


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21 June 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.5, Long -14.1

10.30am: Hands cleaning holds & filling boat water-breakers

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos 66 & 67

Sick list 3


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22 June 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.6, Long -14.1

10.00am: Hands rigging shot mats on Fore Bridge

10.15am: Sighted steamer bearing NExN

10.20am: Altered course North

10.25am: Exchanged pendants with HMS TEUTONIC

10.30am: Resumed course N84W

3.47pm: Observed Schooner altered course S38W. Full speed to intercept

4.32pm: Stopped in Lat 60.1 Long -15.4. Signalled Danish Schooner ANNY. Allowed to proceed

4.34pm: Proceeded N67W

5.41pm: Stopped Danish SS LOUISIANA New York to Kirkwall. Sent to Kirkwall with Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieut Allen

6.05pm: Proceeded. Shaped course S77W

9.00pm: Stop Starboard Engine for repair

10.50pm: Repairs finished. Proceeded 87 Revs on Starboard engine

Sick list 3


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23 June 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.4, Long -14.1

Hands employed rigging shotmats round bridge & fitting Towing pendant

1.30pm: Altered course S7W to intercept vessel. Full Speed

2.03pm: Stop & boarded British SS ROMANBY in Lat 60.2, Long -14.6 Cardiff to Archangel with cargo coal. Allowed to proceed

2.27pm: Proceeded. Shaped course N86W

3.10pm: Exchanged pendants with HMS PATUCA & resumed patrol

3.50pm: Altered course S40E to intercept vessel

4.05pm: Signalled HMS MANTUA & Resumed patrol

Sick list 4


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24 June 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.4, Long -12.7

10.55am: Altered course S5E. Full speed to intercept vessel

11.20am: Various courses & speeds to intercept Trawler

11.51am: Stop & Boarded Trawler CONISBRO CASTLE, Lat 60.4, Long -12.7. Allowed to proceed

12.10pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course S81W

Sick list 4


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25 June 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.1, Long -12.8

4.40am: Sighted HMS HILDEBRAND & exchanged pendants

5.11am: Stop and received three Armed Guards

5.40am: Proceeded. Shaped Course S88E

10.00am: Hands Muster by Open List

6.35pm: Altered course S85W Full Speed to intercept steamer

7.14pm: Stop & Boarded Danish SS ARKANSAS

7.17pm: Proceeded Full Speed to intercept steamer

7.40pm: Stop & Boarded French SS MELBOURNE in Lat 59.1, Long -14.9, from Brest to Archangel with troops. Allowed to proceed

7.55pm: Proceeded S23E to pick up boarding boat from SS ARKANSAS, sent to Kirkwall with Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieut Hayward

8.15pm: Boat returned. Proceeded Shaped course East

Sick list 2


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26 June 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.5, Long -12.9

2.35am: Observed steamer. Altered course N79E to intercept her

3.40am: Stop and boarded Norwegian SS OTTA. Baltimore to Bergen. Cargo grain. Sent to Lerwick with Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lt O’Brien

4.00am: Proceeded. Shaped Course East

8.00am: Altered course S20E. Full Speed to intercept vessel

8.08am: Sighted SS ARKANSAS. Resumed patrol N85W

9.17am: Slow to drop target

10.17am: Slow to take in target

3.00pm: Working party employed on towing pendant


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27 June 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.7, Long -12.4

10.00am: Hands employed cleaning boats and covering towing pendant

4.25pm: Altered course S12E Full Ahead, to intercept vessel

5.20pm: Signalled British SS COLORADO. Allowed to proceed

5.25pm: Resumed patrol S83W

Sick list 3


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28 June 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.9, Long -12.3

1.10am: Observed Lights of vessel. Altered course N7W to intercept

1.55am: Signalled Dutch SS GORREDIJK from Kirkwall to New York. Allowed to proceed

2.05am: Proceeded. Shaped Course S77E

9.00am: Hands placing Splinter Mats round Wireless Telegraphy Cabin

10.15am: Altered course S20W to intercept steamer. Full Speed

10.55am: Stop. Boarded Swedish SS BODEN, Philadelphia to Narvik, cargo Coal, Sent to Lerwick with Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieut Thompson

10.20am: Proceeded. Shaped Course N76W

3.12pm: Signalled HMS HILDEBRAND

Sick list 3


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29 June 1916

[From Patrol to Northern Base]

Lat 61.1, Long -7.3

10.00 & 10.30am: Sounding

10.30am: Hands employed rigging coaling gear

2.30pm: Working party employed on screens round 3-pounder guns

8.00-10.30pm: Sounding every half hour

9.00pm: Thick fog set in, ceased zigzag

10.50pm: Observed Esha Ness Light bearing S50E

11.10pm: Esha Ness Light Abeam Distance 2 miles

11.51pm: Muckle Roe Light Abeam (Close)


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30 June 1916

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

0.02am: Passed Boom defence, Shaped course N23E

0.25am: Stop Engines

0.28am: Let go Starboard anchor

1.00am: Lowered all sea boats. Received Mail

4.00am: White Watch told off to rig coaling gear

6.10am: Collier EXCELLENT made fast on Starboard side

6.15am: Collier SIR FRANCIS made fast on Port side

6.45am: Hands Fall in finished rigging gear

7.40am: Commenced coaling

8.50am: Armed Guards in charge of Sub Lieuts Allen and O’Brien returned on board

9.00am: Received 12 Bags Mail

9.40am: Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieut Hayward returned on board

11.50am: Sent Mail ashore

Noon: Hands to dinner

1.00pm: Resumed coaling

3.15pm: Armed Guards in charge of Sub Lieuts Thompson and Farmer returned

4.00pm: Stopped coaling for tea

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

6.00pm: GIBRALTAR coaling party left. HMS FIONA put to sea

7.00pm: Stopped coaling for the day. Colliers shifted ahead. Coal received 815 tons

9.00pm: Duty steam boat taken over from HMS ALMANZORA

10.15pm: HMS ALMANZORA put to sea

Sick list 3


LOGS FOR JULY 1916


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Page signed: Ar H Reade Lt Comd RNR, Navigating Officer


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1 July 1916

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

6.00am: Hands called

7.00am: Hands resumed coaling ship

11.00am: Finished all coaling

11.15am: Colliers cast off. Hands unrigging coaling gear

1.00pm: Hands employed cleaning paint work & washing decks

4.00pm: Evening quarters

5.00pm: Hoisted boats

10.00pm: HMS PATIA weighed & put to sea


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2 July 1916

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

9.00am: Church for Nonconformists

10.30am: Divisions & performed Divine Service. Celebration of Holy Communion

5.30pm: Hands preparing Ship for sea

10.00pm: Weighed anchor & proceeded

10.23pm: Passed boom defence

10.30pm: Muckle Roe abeam

11.15pm: Esha Ness Light abeam 1.75 miles distant


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3 July 1916

[From Northern Base to Patrol]

Lat 61.0, Long -7.00

11.00am: Sounding every half hour

12.30pm: Altered course to intercept steamship

12.40pm: Spoke Danish SS CHAOLT with armed guard from HMS HILDEBRAND on board

[Cross-referencing to the logs of HMS HILDEBRAND, the correct name of the ship is presumably SS SKALHOLT sent to Leith with an armed guard on 1 July 1916]

Sick list 2


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4 July 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.7, Long -12.8

2.10am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS TEUTONIC

2.20am: Altered course to S48W to close with TEUTONIC

2.40am: Stopped & sent boat away

3.00am: Boat returned. Shaped course East & proceeded

5.30am: Altered course to intercept vessel

6.00am: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler CONISBRO' CASTLE (GY533) from Aberdeen to Fishing Grounds. Allowed to proceed

6.15am: Shaped course S53E & proceeded

2.00pm: Altered course to intercept steamship & increased to full speed

2.35pm: Spoke British SS DEVONA previously boarded by HMS ALMANZORA. Allowed to proceed

2.40pm: Shaped course N81W & proceeded

Sick list 2


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5 July 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.3, Long -12.6

10.15am: Altered course to intercept steamship. Full speed

11.00am: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler CONISBRO' CASTLE (GY533). Allowed to proceed

12.05pm: Altered course to intercept steamship & increased to full speed. Fired 1 round Port 3-pounder

12.40pm: Stopped & boarded French SS SAINT ADRESSE Brest to Archangel with munitions. Allowed to proceed

1.05pm: Shaped course N80W & proceeded full speed

1.25pm: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler J BAELS MAURICX (H406) from Fishing Grounds to Fleetwood. Allowed to proceed

5.15pm: Altered course to intercept steamship. Full speed. Fired 1 round port 3-pounder

6.50pm: Slow & signalled British SS CLYDESDALE Liverpool to White Sea. Admiralty Orders. Allowed to proceed

7.00pm: Shaped course S70W & proceeded

Sick list Nil


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6 July 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.8, Long -15.8

7.35pm: Altered course to intercept steamship. Full speed

8.40pm: Stopped & boarded British SS JUTLAND to White Sea with coal. Allowed to proceed

9.08pm: Shaped course N86E & proceeded

Sick list Nil


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7 July 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.8, Long -12.4

6.15am: Altered course to intercept steamer

9.26am: Stop & boarded SS ALEXANDER KIELLAND Baltimore to Christiania, cargo Wheat & Lime. Sent to Kirkwall with Armed Guard in charge of Midshipman Cameron

9.45am: Proceeded from Lat 60.0, Long -11.7 Shaped Course N76E

5.14pm: Full Speed & altered course to intercept SS WOODBRIDGE (British) flying boarding flag. Allowed to proceed

5.50pm: Resumed Patrol course N84W

10.10pm: Challenged & Exchanged Pendants with HMS MOTAGUA

10.25pm: Altered course S44E to intercept steamer

11.12pm: Stopped & Boarded Norwegian SS NYDAL Baltimore to Christiania. Sent to Kirkwall with Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieut Hayward Lat 58.9, Long -14.5

Sick list 1


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8 July 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.2, Long -14.0

10.30am: Altered course S20E Full Speed to rendezvous with HMS MOTAGUA to supply armed guard

12.05pm: Exchanged Pendants with HMS MOTAGUA

12.50pm: Stopped & boarded SS RIJSWIJK (Dutch), Sent to Kirkwall with Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieut O’Brien

1.05pm: Proceeded Shaped Course N66W

1.19pm: Stop both engines for repairs

1.26pm: Proceeded Half Speed Ahead Port

5.44pm: Stopped Port Engine

5.49pm: Proceeded 87 Revs on both engines

Sick list 3


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9 July 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.3, Long -14.6

Sick list 2


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10 July 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.4, Lat -14.0

Hands overhauling wire towing hawsers

11.25am: Full Speed altered course S26E to rendezvous with HMS MOTAGUA to provide an Armed Guard

1.00pm: Altered course S3W to intercept steamer

1.16pm: Spoke HMS MOTAGUA

1.42pm: Stop & boarded Danish SS SILKEBORG. Sent Kirkwall with Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieut Farmer

2.00pm: Proceeded Shaped Course S89W

6.35pm: Altered course N10W to intercept steamer

7.30pm: Stop & boarded SS SKOGLAND (Norwegian) in Lat 58.9, Long -15.1 from Baltimore to Stavanger with grain. Sent Kirkwall with Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieut Allen

8.00pm: Proceeded Shaped Course S41W

10.20pm: Altered course N30E Full Speed to intercept steamer

10.30pm: Slow both. Signalled Danish SS FREDERICK VIII Bergen to New York. Allowed to proceed

10.40pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course S87E

Sick list 2


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11 July 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.5, Long -11.8

0.50am: Altered course N20E to intercept vessel

1.15am: Reduced speed & signalled SS SOMMELSDIJK Dutch. Cleared from Kirkwall. Allowed to proceed

1.17am: Resumed patrol Course S85E

5.45am: Altered course S70E to intercept steamer

6.00am: Stop & boarded Russian SS NOVGOROD flying flag of day. Allowed to proceed

6.15am: Shaped Course N20E to intercept vessel Full speed

8.10am: Stop & Signalled SS SKOGLAND. Allowed to proceed

8.12am: Proceeded Full Speed, S15W to intercept vessel

8.30am: Boarded British SS OLIVA in Lat 59.4, Long -11.4, Tyne to Philadelphia in ballast. Allowed to proceed

9.00am: Proceeded, Shaped Course N87W

9.30am: Altered course N70E to intercept Sailing Vessel. Full Speed

11.03am: Stop & Boarded Danish Barque INGRID Buenos Ayres to Copenhagen cargo Linseed. Sent to Lerwick with Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieut Thompson

11.32am: Proceeded Shaped Course S72W

3.39pm: Altered course S80W to intercept vessel

4.15pm: Signalled British SS STRATHLORNE flying flag of day. Allowed to proceed

4.20pm: Shaped course N78E to intercept steamer

4.50pm: Signalled British SS BONUS[?] flying flag of day. Allowed to proceed

4.55pm: Shaped Course S88E

6.45pm: Altered course S21E to intercept steamer

6.55pm: Signalled British Oiler BULYSSES flying flag of day. Allowed to proceed. Shaped Course S88E

Sick list 1


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12 July 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.0, Long -8.5

1.10am: Sighted lights of vessel bearing N60E. General Quarters sounded

1.12am: Altered course N25W to intercept vessel

1.45am: Stop & signalled Dutch SS MAARTENSDIJK Rotterdam to New York. Allowed to proceed

1.58am: Resumed patrol S65E

2.05am: Altered course S60W Increased to Full Speed to intercept vessel.

2.52am: Reduced speed & observed vessel to be Danish Sailing Vessel INGRID with Armed Guard on board

3.45pm: Altered course S5E to intercept steamer

4.17pm: Stop. Boarded Norwegian SS A W SELMER [SS ALBRECHT W SELMER] New York to Rotterdam, in Lat 59.5, Long 9.7 cargo Sugar. Instructed to steer 357 degrees to receive Armed Guard from HMS ALMANZORA

5.00pm: Proceeded & shaped course N3W

6.10pm: Altered course to close A W SELMER

6.30pm: Altered course North to close HMS ALMANZORA. Exchanged signals & Proceeded to intercept

7.30pm: Observed SS MAASDIJK (Dutch) flying flag of day

7.35pm: Resumed patrol. Shaped Course S74E

8.05pm: Altered course S25E to intercept steamer

8.15pm: Observed steamer to be Dutch SS AMSTELDIJK in Lat 60.0, Long -9.5. Allowed to proceed. Resumed patrol

9.00pm: Altered course S50W to intercept vessel.

9.45pm: Observed vessel to be Dutch SS EEMDIJK. Allowed to proceed. Resumed patrol. Shaped Course N80E


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13 July 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.5, Long -7.0

2.00pm: Working party employed stropping blocks

5.20pm: Altered course South to intercept Vessel Full Speed

5.50pm: Exchanged pendants with French Cruiser CHAMPAGNE

6.02pm: Resumed patrol. Shaped Course N37E

Sick list 1


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14 July 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.8, Long -9.1

9.36pm: Observed two steamers, altered course N10W to close.

9.51pm: Signalled Swedish SS TEXAS & SS CAROLINA both flying correct flag of day. Allowed to proceed

10.05pm: Resumed patrol. Shaped Course N62E

Sick list 1


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15 July 1916

[From Patrol to Northern Base]

Lat 61.0, Long -6.6

10.00am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling

12.10 & 12.30pm: Sounding

6.33pm: Altered course S80E to intercept vessel. Full Speed

7.13pm: Slowed down

7.20pm: Stopped Danish SS HANS EGEDE. Armed Guard on board. Allowed to proceed

[The HANS EGEDE had been stopped by HMS COLUMBELLA with a cargo of oil and skins from Greenland to Copenhagen. The wife of the Governor of Greenland was on board and the Captain made a written protest to Admiral Tupper. – per “The Maritime Blockade of Germany” Navy Records Society 2003]

7.26pm: Proceeded Full Speed. Resumed Course S32E

10.30pm: Observed Esha Ness Light bearing S39E

11.25pm: Esha Ness Light Abeam, Distance 2.5 miles

11.49pm: Hillswick Light NExE

Sick list 2


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16 July 1916

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

0.08am: Hillswick Light Abeam

0.20am: Passed through boom

0.40am: Dropped anchor in No 1 Berth

5.30am: Call all Hands, rig coaling gear

5.50am: Collier WYCHWOOD made fast on Starboard side

6.35am: Collier EXCELLENT made fast on Port side

7.20am: Mails arrived on board

7.40am: Commenced coaling

HMS GIBRALTAR in Quarantine

9.45am: Five Armed Guards returned on board

10.15am: Armed Guards Fall in. Told off to coaling

11.45am: Ceased coaling for dinner

1.25pm: Resumed coaling. Sub Lieut Thompson & Armed Guard returned on board

4.00pm: Ceased coaling for tea

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

6.30pm: Ceased coaling for dinner. Colliers shifted Forward

7.30pm: Resumed coaling

9.00pm: Ceased coaling for the night

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17 July 1916

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

7.00am: Resumed coaling ship

7.25am: GIBRALTAR's coaling party commenced working colliers

9.15am: Finished all coaling. Coal received 1100 Tons

9.45am: Colliers left

Hands employed unrigging coaling gear & cleaning ship

Sick list 2


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18 July 1916

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

1.00am: HMTBD GRIFFON arrived

6.30pm: Prepared ship for sea

9.55pm: Hove up anchor

10.00pm: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded

10.22pm: Passed through boom defence

10.30pm: Muckle Roe Light Abeam Distance 0.25 miles

11.10pm: Esha Ness Abeam Distance 2 miles


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19 July 1916

[From Northern Base to Patrol]

Lat 61.0, Long -6.4

7.22am: Altered course West to intercept vessel

8.34am: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS NOR in Lat 61.0, -5.2 from Methil to Seyderfjord [Seydisfjordhur] with coal. Allowed to proceed

8.52am: Proceeded N70W. Courses as requisite to intercept vessel

9.25am: Stopped & boarded Danish Whaler SUDERO. Allowed to proceed

9.55am: Shaped course N68W

11.00am-12.30pm: Sounding frequently

3.09pm: Altered course S84W to intercept trawler

3.12pm: Stop & boarded British Trawler BRISBANE. Allowed to proceed

3.38pm: Resumed course N27W

6.45pm: Altered course to intercept vessel

7.30pm: Resumed Normal Course on patrol

8.35 & 9.10pm: Sounding

Sick list 2


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20 July 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.6, Long -12.8

6.37am: Altered course to intercept vessel

7.00am: Stop & boarded Russian Fleet Auxiliary SS CLAUDIUS AULAGNON Cardiff to Archangel with coal. Allowed to proceed

7.27am: Proceeded. Shaped Course N15W

11.25am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS MOTAGUA

1.25pm: Altered course S22W to intercept vessel

2.00pm: Resumed patrol. Shaped course N79W. Vessel flying correct boarding flag

3.20pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants HMS PATUCA

3.55pm: Stop, received back signals

7.15pm: Altered course S76W to intercept vessel

7.38pm: Stop, boarded Danish Fishing Smack

7.56pm: Proceeded. Shaped course N61E

Sick list 2


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21 July 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.9, Long -13.8

8.15am: Sounded

12.05 & 12.45pm: Sounded

Weather records for 8.00am, Noon & 1.00pm note foggy conditions

1.30pm: Fog lifted

Working party overhauling coaling gear

8.25pm: Stop & boarded British Trawler OCTAVIA from Iceland to Hull. Allowed to proceed

Lat 63.3, Lat -14.8

8.50pm: Proceeded. Shaped course N64E


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22 July 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.8, Long -14.4

4.30pm: Altered course to intercept vessel

5.05pm: Stop & boarded British Trawler LANCE[?] in Lat 63.0, Long -15.5 Iceland Fishing Grounds to Grimsby. Allowed to proceed

5.50pm: Swung ship for deviations

Sick list 2


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23 July 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.7, Long -13.8

3.00am: Altered course to intercept vessel

3.28am: Stop & boarded British Trawler MOLLYMAWK. Allowed to proceed

3.52am: Proceeded N75E

7.35pm: Altered course N26E to intercept vessel

8.07pm: Stop & Boarded British Trawler ROMANTIC in Lat 63.3, Long -15.2 from Grimsby to Iceland Fishing Grounds. Allowed to proceed

8.32pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course N66E

Sick list 2


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24 July 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 64.1, Long -13.2

3.30am: Altered course to intercept vessel

3.47am: Stop & Boarded British Trawler NATTALIA[?] in Lat 64.2, Long -13.0 Grimsby to Iceland Fishing Grounds. Allowed to proceed

4.06am: Proceeded. Shaped Course N57E

9.42am: Slowed down to drop target

9.45am: Stop & Lowered target in water

9.46am: Proceeded Battle Practice

11.00am: Stop to take target on board

11.07am: Proceeded S84W

11.35am: Altered course S80W Full Speed to intercept Sailing Vessel

12.30pm: Stop. Boarded Danish Schooner ANNA in Lat 64.1, Long -13.0 Iceland to Miramichi Bay. Allowed to proceed

12.50pm: Proceed. Shaped Course N86W

1.00pm: Altered course South to close HMS PATIA

1.16pm: Stop & sent boat to receive Rating

1.40pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course S71W

Sick list 2


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25 July 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.8, Long -13.9

8.35pm: Altered course N35W to intercept vessel

9.25pm: Observed Danish Schooner ANNA Lat 63.3, Long -15.1 (previously boarded) flying boarding flag. Allowed to proceed

9.27pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course N68E

10.25pm: Altered course S60E to intercept vessel

11.00pm: Observed British Trawler AMBER flying boarding flag. Allowed to proceed. Lat 63.5, Long -15.0

11.05pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course N71E

Sick list 2


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26 July 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.9, Long -14.1

12.58pm: Altered course to intercept vessel

1.15pm: Stop. Boarded British Trawler CANCER Grimsby to Iceland Fishing Grounds. Allowed to proceed

1.33pm: Proceeded Course S82W

3.02pm: Altered course S5W to intercept vessel

3.40pm: Observed Norwegian SS PATRIA flying boarding flag. Allowed to proceed

3.45pm: Proceeded N82W

5.02pm: Altered course to intercept Sailing Vessel

6.10pm: Observed Danish Schooner ANNA. Allowed to proceed

6.15pm: Proceeded N68E

8.59pm: Altered course to intercept vessel

9.30pm: Stop & boarded British Trawler STAR OF THE SEA Iceland Fishing Grounds to Aberdeen. Allowed to proceed

9.58pm: Proceeded N71E

10.49pm: Altered course to intercept vessel

11.54pm: Stop & Boarded British Trawler ELECTRIC Hull to Iceland Fishing Grounds. Allowed to proceed

Midnight: Boat returned

Sick list 1


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27 July 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.6, Long -14.2

2.25am: Altered course to intercept vessel

2.50am: Stop & boarded French Brigantine ERNESTINE from Dunkerque. Allowed to proceed

3.10am: Proceeded N40W to intercept Trawler

3.55am: Observed British Steam Trawler BELVOIR CASTLE in Lat 64.4, Lat -14.3. Allowed to proceed. Altered course S60E & Proceeded

Sick list 1


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28 July 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 64.0, Long -13.8

3.13am: Altered course to intercept vessel

3.40am: Observed French Brigantine ERNESTINE (previously boarded). Allowed to proceed

3.55am: Shaped Course N84E. Proceeded

5.17am: Full Speed to intercept vessel. Courses as requisite

5.47am: Flying boarding flag. Allowed to proceed

5.47am: Altered course to intercept Sailing Vessel

6.25am: Stop & boarded Swedish Smack TURE from Gothenburg to Iceland with cargo Salt. Sent to Lerwick with Armed Guard in charge of Midshipman Cameron

7.15am: Proceeded S65W

12.33pm: Altered course to intercept vessel

1.00pm: Stop. Boarded British Steam Trawler TATIANA in Lat 63.9, Long -14.0. From Iceland Fishing Grounds. Allowed to proceed

[The TATIANA was captured and sunk by a German submarine UB39 only a few days later on 1 August 1916 while on her return to Grimsby.]

1.40pm: Proceeded S63W

2.15pm: Stop zigzag to intercept vessel

2.50pm: Stop. Boarded British Steam Trawler INGOMAR from Iceland Fishing Grounds. Allowed to proceed

3.20pm: Proceeded S61W

6.00pm: Altered course to intercept vessel. Exchanged pendants with HMS HILDEBRAND

6.35pm: Sent Back Signals to HMS HILDEBRAND

7.30pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course S35E

Sick list 1


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29 July 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.5, Long -10.3

7.50am: Exchanged pendants with HMS ALSATIAN

8.00am: Ceased zigzag. Altered course to Keep Station on Flag Ship

11.24am: Stop. Sent boat to HMS ALSATIAN

11.45am: Boat returned

11.50am: Proceeded. Shaped Course S67E


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30 July 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.0, Long -9.0

10.10pm: Altered course to intercept vessel

11.10pm: Stop & Boarded Danish Smack CITY OF NORWICH from Vaag to Iceland Fishing Grounds. Allowed to proceed

11.45pm: Proceeded N61E

Sick list 1


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31 July 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.0, Long -8.3

11.07am: Altered course S27W to intercept vessel

11.33am: Stop & Boarded British Trawler ST KILDA from Hull to Iceland Fishing Grounds. Allowed to proceed

12.08pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course N3W

2.00pm: Working party scrubbing coaling screens

7.43pm: Altered course to intercept vessel

8.40pm: Stop & Boarded Swedish SS THURE Smiogen[?Smogen] to Iceland. Sent to Lerwick with Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieut Hayward

9.15pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course N7W

Sick list 1



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916


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Page signed: Ar H Reade Lt Comd RD RNR, Navigating Officer


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1 August 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.1, Long -9.1

Zigzag throughout

7.00am: Hands wash decks

8.00am: Reduced to 70 Revs, Ceased zigzag

8.15am: Altered course South

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers & Physical Exercise

10.30am: Hands employed cleaning boats and scraping winches. Stokers at 6-inch gun drill

Noon: Altered course North

12.10pm: Sounded, No bottom at 150 fathoms

12.15pm: Increased to 87 Revs. Resumed zigzag

12.20pm: Sounded, No Bottom at 150 fathoms

2.00pm: Reduced to 70 Revs. Ceased zigzag

4.00pm: Evening quarters

4.05pm: Altered course N5W

Steady course

Sick list 1


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2 August 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.5, Long -9.4

2.55am: Altered course N80W to intercept sailing ship

3.15am: Stop. Boarded Swedish Motor Ketch ERIK (LL569) [port of registration is Lyselik, Sweden] from Snagen [?Smogen] to Iceland. Sent to Lerwick with Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieut O’Brien

4.00am: Proceeded. Shaped course S4W

4.55am: Altered course N40E to intercept vessel

5.10am: Signalled Danish SS CERES previously boarded

5.12am: Proceeded S4W

9.10am: Altered course to intercept steamer

9.25am: Stop. Boarded French Auxiliary UMGENI Liverpool to Archangel cargo Munitions. Allowed to proceed

9.54am: Proceeded. Shaped Course S54W

1.08pm: Altered course N68W to intercept vessel

1.33pm: Stop. Boarded British Steam Trawler QUASSIA.

1.50pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course N7E

8.20pm: Altered course S85E to intercept sailing vessel

8.35pm: Stop. Boarded Danish Ketch TRAVELLER (TG331) Faroes to Iceland. No cargo. Allowed to proceed. Lat 63.4, Long -10.0

9.00pm: Proceeded N30E to intercept vessel

9.47pm: Stop & Boarded Danish Ketch LAURA (TG403) Faroes to Iceland. No cargo. Allowed to proceed. Lat 63.7, Long -10.0

10.05pm: Proceeded N13W

Sick list 1


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3 August 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.0, Long -9.7

7.00am: Passed French SS MEDIE flying correct flag. Allowed to proceed

2.12pm: Altered course N46E to intercept vessel. Courses as requisite

3.21pm: Stop. Boarded British SS ANTIGONE (AC148) Lat 62.6, Long -9.1, Liverpool to Archangel, cargo Munitions. Allowed to proceed

3.48pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course N10W

Sick list 1


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4 August 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.3, Long -9.0

7.40am: Altered course S38E to intercept steamer

8.30am: Stop and Boarded British Steam Trawler SWALLOW Lat 62.7, Long -9.5

8.50am: Proceeded. Shaped Course S6W

4.00pm: Evening quarters. Inspect Hammocks

6.27pm: Arrived at Rendezvous Sounding Whistle

7.00pm: Shaped Course N17E

9.48pm: Observed ORCOMA bearing S60E

10.25pm: Stop. Sent boat to ORCOMA

10.50pm: Boat returned with Armed Guard in charge of Midshipman Cameron

10.52pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course S6W

Sick list 1


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5 August 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.0, Long -8.5

8.34am: Altered course to intercept vessel

9.53am [?8.53am]: Stop Lat 63.3, Long -8.3. Boarded Danish Yawl AGNES LOUISE [AGNES LOUISA per Danish Ships List 1916] from Trangisvaag to Iceland. Allowed to proceed

9.20am: Proceeded. Shaped Course S14W

9.55am: Altered course to intercept vessel

10.25am: Stop. Boarded Danish Yawl FRIDA from Trangisvaag to Iceland. Allowed to proceed

10.46am: Proceeded. Shaped Course South

11.25am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS ORVIETO

11.55am: Sent boat away with despatches

12.23pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course S58W

3.45pm: Passed British Steam Trawler JONQUIL. Allowed to proceed

Sick list 1


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6 August 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.3, Long -12.8

9.50am: Challenged HMS COLUMBELLA exchanged signals

Sick list 2


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7 August 1916

[From Patrol to Glasgow]

Lat 55.6, Long -9.3

5.00am: Sighted steamer bearing SE

5.10am: Exchanged pendants with HMS TEUTONIC

3.15pm: Observed Tory Island bearing S43W

4.25pm: Fanad Point Light House Abeam

5.16pm: Malin Head Abeam

5.38pm: Inishtrahull Light House Abeam Distance 0.5 miles

8.30pm: Rathlin Island Light House Abeam

10.12pm: Highland Rock Abeam 3 miles

11.03pm: Sanda Light Abeam 8 miles

Sick list 2


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8 August 1916

[From Patrol to Glasgow, & at Glasgow (Princes Dock)]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

0.20am: Pladda Light Abeam 2 miles

0.45am: Holy Isle Abeam 1.5 miles

2.06am: Toward Point Light Abeam 2.5 miles

2.33am: Passed through boom defence

2.55am: Received Pilot on board

4.27am: Tug VANGUARD made fast astern

5.02am: Dumbarton Rock Abeam

5.26am: Bowling Abeam

5.51am: Erskine Abeam

6.16am: Dalmuir Abeam

6.26am: Tug NEPTUNE made fast forward

7.21am: Shieldhall Abeam

7.29am: Linthouse Abeam

7.44am: Govan Abeam

7.59am: Passed through Dock gates

8.05am: Turned round in Basin

8.27am: Made fast in Berth No 2 Princes Dock

8.28am: Finished with engines

10.00am: Read warrants No 68, 69, 70

1.00pm: Hands fall in for monthly payment

1.30pm: Liberty Party proceeded on long leave

1.45pm: Three prisoners sent to Detention Barracks

7.00pm: Commenced to warp along quay to No 1 Berth

8.30pm: Finished making fast

Shore labour employed on No 4 Magazine all night

Sick list 2


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9 August 1916

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

4.45pm: Two midshipmen from HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE reported on board

Shore labour proceeding


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10 August 1916

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding

Sick list 1


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11 August 1916

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

10.00am: 1 Leading Seaman joined from HMS VICTORY.

1 Shipwright & 3 Seamen for HMS PATUCA.

4 Stokers & 1 Marine for HMS MANTUA.

1 Seaman for HMS COLUMBELLA.

1 Telegrapher for HMS PATUCA

Sick list 1


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12 August 1916

At Glasgow (Princes Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

12.40pm: Cast off from No 1 Berth with Pilot on board

12.55pm: Entered No 1 Dry Dock

1.20pm: Entered No 2 Dry Dock

1.35pm: All fast in Dry Dock, commenced shoring

2.10pm: Took chocks & shores


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13 August 1916

At Glasgow (Princes Dry Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

10.00am: Church Parties proceeded on shore

11.45am: Church parties returned



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14 August 1916

At Glasgow (Princes Dry Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

7.00am: One Corporal & One Bugler RMLI joined

11.00am: Nine ratings (firemen) joined

4.00pm: Evening quarters. Sergeant Lockwood & Bugler Arm[?] left ship for Barracks


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15 August 1916

At Glasgow (Princes Dry Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

10.00am: Long leave party returned

1.00pm: Two Armed Guards from HMS PATUCA reported on board


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16 August 1916

At Glasgow (Princes Dry Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.00pm: Stoker Bradford RFR [Royal Fleet Reserve] left ship for barracks

7.00pm: Ratings & armed guards for PATUCA left ship


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17 August 1916

At Glasgow (Princes Dry Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2


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18 August 1916

At Glasgow (Princes Dry Dock & Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

2.00pm: Commenced to flood dry dock

2.50pm: Ship floated

3.45pm: Proceeded out of Dry Dock

4.05pm: Cleared Dry Dock

4.30pm: Entered Queens Dock

5.00pm: All fast alongside alongside berth

5.15pm: Two Midshipmen & 3 marines left ship for HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

6.10pm: Commenced to warp under coal tip

6.40pm: Finished and made fast

6.45pm: Commenced coaling

8.10pm: One rating reported on board from Portsmouth

9.30pm: Stopped coaling for supper

10.30pm: Resumed coaling


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19 August 1916

At Glasgow (Queens Dock)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Coaling throughout. 3 Foremen, 36 men employed

4.00am: Stopped coaling, continued trimming

6.00am: Night shift relieved by 3 Foremen and 40 men

Coaling continued throughout

1.00pm: Stopped coaling for dinner

2.00pm: Resumed coaling

5.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 1560 tons

6.00pm: Shifted ship to No 4 Berth

6.15pm: All fast in No 4 Berth

8.15pm: Absentee from PATIA reported on board


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20 August 1916

[From Glasgow to Patrol]

Lat 55.4, Long -8.0

4.15am: Tugs NEPTUNE & SAMSON arrived

6.24am: Tugs made fast. Let go moorings

6.55am: Passed through Dock entrance

7.05am: Govan Abeam

7.25am: Renfrew Abeam

7.45am: Erskine Ferry Abeam

7.55am: Bowling Abeam

9.10am [?8.10am]: Discharged Pilot

8.19am: Passed through Boom defence

8.45am: Toward Lighthouse Abeam

9.21am: Little Cumbrae abeam

10.18am: Holy Isle Abeam

10.45am: Pladda Abeam

1.15pm: Passed Maidens Isle Distance 3 miles

2.50pm: Torr Point Abeam Distance 1 mile

4.50pm: Observed Inishtrahull Lighthouse bearing N55W

6.03pm: Inishtrahull Lighthouse Abeam

7.02pm: Fanad Point Abeam

8.40pm: Tory Island Abeam Distance 7 miles

9.30 to 9.38pm: Starboard Engine Stopped


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21 August 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 56.2, Long -12.3

2.00pm: Dense fog set in. Stopped zigzag

2.30pm: Fog lifted, Resumed zigzag

Sick list 1


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22 August 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.6, Long -8.3

5.40am: Altered course to intercept vessel

6.15am: Stop Boarded Russian SS IRTYSH in Lat 59.1, Long -9.3 From Leith to New York in ballast. Allowed to proceed

6.50am: Proceeded. Shaped Course N57E

10.00am: Altered course S62E to intercept steamer

10.10am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS MANTUA

11.05am: Stop & transferred 5 Ratings to HMS MANTUA

11.20am: Proceeded. Shaped Course N51W

1.55pm: Observed Steamer bearing N30W

2.00pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS COLUMBELLA

2.36pm: Stop & transferred 1 Petty Officer

2.50pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course N49W

3.20pm: Observed steamer bearing N30W

3.25pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS PATIA

4.00pm: Evening quarters. Read Warrants Nos 71, 72 & 73

4.02pm: Stop and transferred 8 Ratings

4.12pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course N19W


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23 August 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.9, Long -10.6

6.00am: Altered course S33W to intercept vessel

6.45am: Observed Danish Barque GRUBE [?Danish Ships List for 1916 records an H C GRUBE, but no ship by the name of GRUBE] previously boarded. Allowed to proceed. Resumed course S79W

3.45pm: Stop. Boarded Norwegian Barque DIONE Philadelphia to Newcastle. Cargo Oil. Sent to Lerwick with Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieut O’Brien

5.20pm: Proceeded S76W

Sick list 1


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24 August 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.9, Long -13.6

3.40am: Intercepted Norwegian Barque DIONE previously boarded. Allowed to proceed

2.00pm: Working party employed making coaling screens

8.00pm: Ship pitching easily

Sick list 2


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25 August 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.8, Long -13.1

9.50am: Altered course to intercept vessel

10.41am: Signalled British SS ELSWICK MANOR. Previously boarded. Allowed to proceed

10.52am: Proceeded N67W

3.50pm: Altered course S87W to intercept sailing vessel

4.15pm: Stop. Boarded Danish Schooner HANS DANE[?] Glasgow to Reyjkavik with coal. Allowed to proceed. Fired 1 Round Blank Port 3-pounder

4.40pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course N73W

Sick list 4


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26 August 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.9, Long -13.8

10.10pm: Altered course to intercept vessel

10.30pm: Spoke Norwegian Barque DIONE. Allowed to proceed

10.40pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course S82E

Sick list 6


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27 August 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.0, Long -13.9

9.15am: Altered course to intercept vessel

9.30am: Observed Barque DIONE & resumed course

12.50pm: Altered course to intercept steamer

2.09pm: Stop. Boarded Norwegian SS FRAM in Lat 59.8, Long -14.6 From New York to Bergen with General Cargo, sent to Kirkwall with Armed Guard in charge of Midshipman Cameron RNR

2.34pm: Proceeded Full Speed to intercept Sailing Vessel

3.11pm: Stop. Boarded British Schooner WML of Bideford from Runcorn to Iceland. Cargo Salt. Allowed to proceed

3.40pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course West

5.10pm: Altered course to intercept vessel

5.37pm: Stop & Boarded Swedish SS HOGLAND Lat 59.8, Long -15.2 Philadelphia to Stockholm cargo wheat. Sent Kirkwall with Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieut Hayward

5.57pm: Proceeded. Shaped course S88W

9.07pm: Altered course to intercept 3 steamers

9.27pm: Slowed down & Signalled French Convoy: French SS PHRYGIE, British SS EARL OF FORFAR & SS AGBERI in Lat 59.8, Long -14.5

9.35pm: Proceeded. Shaped course S80E

Sick list 4


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28 August 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.0, Long -13.5

0.58am: Altered course to intercept vessel

1.36am: Stop & Boarded British Trawler QUEEN ALEXANDRA in Lat 59.9, Long -12.9 from Iceland Fishing Grounds to Fleetwood, cargo Fish. Allowed to proceed

2.10am: Proceeded. Shaped course S78E

5.08am: Sighted steamer bearing S52E

5.15am: Exchanged pendants with HMS ORVIETO

11.35am: Altered course to intercept vessel

12.25pm: Signalled British SS KNIGHTSGARTH previously boarded. Allowed to proceed

12.30pm: Proceeded. Shaped course N81W

Sick list 5


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29 August 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.9, Long -13.2

1.50pm: Altered course S52W to intercept vessel

2.00pm: Exchanged pendants with HMS ORVIETO and resumed patrol course

3.45pm: Altered course N20W to intercept vessel

4.30pm: Stop & Boarded British SS ISER. Barry to Archangel, cargo coal. Allowed to proceed. Lat 59.8, Long -14.9

4.54pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course N85W

Sick list 5


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30 August 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.0, Long -13.3

Sick list 6


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31 August 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.0, Long -13.1

1.47pm: Challenged and exchanged pendants with HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE, altered course to intercept her

2.15pm: Stop & received GLOUCESTERSHIRE's boat alongside bringing 7 Firemen & 1 Marine (Absentees) and taking 1 rating for HMS EBRO

2.25pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course N84W

7.40pm: Altered course N25W to intercept vessel

8.40pm: Stop. Boarded Norwegian Barque DAGMAR from Savannah to Trondheim, cargo Resin, sent Lerwick with Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieut Farmer

9.12pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course N87W

Sick list 7



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916


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Page signed: Ar H Reade, Navigating Officer


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1 September 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.5, Long -17.9

1.30am: Altered course S86E

2.10am: Altered course N34W

Zigzag throughout

3.30am: Altered course S85E

6.00am: Altered course N82W

7.00am: Hands employed washing decks

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers & Physical Exercise

10.30am: Hands employed cleaning & painting winches. Marines at Rifle Drill

Noon: Altered course S78W

1.10pm: Altered course S85W

1.50pm: Sighted sailing vessel bearing West

3.50pm [?2.50pm]: Altered course S80W

3.15pm: Lat 58.8, Long -19.2, Stop & examined Danish Barque MAAGEN Kirkwall to New York in ballast. Allowed to proceed

3.50pm: Proceeded 87 Revs. Shaped Course S85W

4.00pm: Evening quarters & Physical Exercise

5.33pm: Altered course N25W to intercept vessel

5.54pm: Proceeded S85W

6.00pm: Increased to 87 Revs & commenced zigzag

7.40pm: Altered course S84E

10.30pm: Altered course S37E to intercept vessel

10.50pm: Stop. Vessel found to be Danish Sailing Vessel MAAGEN. Allowed to proceed

10.55pm: Resumed Course S84E

Zigzag throughout

Sick list 8


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2 September 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.3, Long -16.6

11.10am: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel, found to be Danish Barque MAAGEN. Allowed to proceed

11.20am: Altered course S75W to intercept steamer

12.33pm: Signalled American Oil Tank BRINDILLA with Armed Guard from HMS ORVIETO on board

12.38pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course N66[?E]

5.55pm: Altered course to intercept vessel

6.24pm: Nothing further seen. Resumed patrol Course S84E


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3 September 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.6, Long -13.8

10.00am: Read Articles of War

Sick list 8


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4 September 1916

[From Patrol to Northern Base]

Lat 60.3, Long -7.9

9.00am: Hands preparing ship for coaling

1.00pm: Sighted land bearing N18E

Sick list 7


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5 September 1916

[From Patrol to Northern Base, and at Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

0.40am: Sighted Esha Ness bearing S60E

2.05am: Esha Ness Light Abeam

2.20am: Hillswick Light Abeam

2.55pm: Muckle Roe Light Abeam

2.56am: Passed through Boom defence

3.15am: Let go Starboard anchor

3.20am: Finished with engines. Hands lowered all boats

5.45am: Working party rig coaling gear

6.30am: Collier SIR ARTHUR made fast on Port Side

6.40am: Collier BARMOOR made fast on Starboard Side

7.00am: Hands fall in. Told off to coal ship

7.25am: Mail arrived on board

7.30am: Commenced coaling

9.15am: Three Armed Guards returned on board

Noon: Ceased coaling for dinner

1.00pm: Resumed coaling

4.00pm: Ceased coaling for tea

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

6.00pm: GIBRALTAR's coaling party left

6.50pm: Ceased coaling for supper

7.50pm: Resumed coaling

8.00pm: HMS ACHILLES & AMSTERDAM put to sea

9.00pm: Finished coaling for the night


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6 September 1916

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

5.00am: HMS VIRGINIAN arrived

7.00am: Hands fall in. Employed coaling ship

7.30am: Colliers from HMS GIBRALTAR arrived

8.55am: Collier BARMOOR cast off

9.25am: Collier FORELAND fast alongside

11.30am: Finished all coaling. Received 1100 tons

11.50am: Collier FORELAND cast off

12.10pm: Collier SIR ARTHUR cast off

Sick list 7


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7 September 1916

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

7.30pm: Hove short. Armed Guard (1 Officer & 3 men) reported on board, for HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

7.58pm: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded

8.17pm: Passed through boom defence

9.06pm: Esha Ness Light Abeam 3 miles

Sick list 8


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8 September 1916

[From Northern Base to Patrol]

Lat 62.6, Long -6.3

8.30am to Noon: Sounding every half hour

11.00am: Sidney George Newman, Master at Arms (ONP 350066) Departed this life, from heart failure

4.00pm: Reduced Speed and Committed to the deep the mortal remains of Sidney G Newman


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9 September 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 65.0, Long -13.0

4.00pm: Read Warrant 75

4.10pm: Brunavig [Brunavi] Point Abeam 9 miles

7.45pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

8.25pm: Stop & discharged Armed Guard for HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Received 1 Armed Guard for HMS EBRO

8.42pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course N50E

9.30pm: Langanaes Abeam 5 miles

Sick list 5


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10 September 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.3, Long -18.7

1.35am: Revsnaes Light Abeam Distance 7 miles

8.12am: Siglenaes [Siglunes] Abeam Distance 8.5 miles

9.00am: Stop. Boarded Norwegian Ketch IBEX Kopovik [Kopervik] to Fishing Grounds. Allowed to proceed

9.30am: Proceeded N80E

10.05am: Stop

10.15am: Captain of HMS EBRO received on board

10.20 to 10.55am: Swung ship for deviation

10.55am: Transferred EBRO's Armed Guard also Midshipmen Cameron & Cunningham to HMS EBRO for Armed Guard purposes

11.00am: Proceeded.

11.47am: Altered course to intercept sailing Ketches

11.58am: Stop & Boarded Sailing Ketch ALICE (Norwegian) Fishing Grounds to Haugesund. Sent to Lerwick with cargo Fish. Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieut Hayward

12.50pm: Proceeded S65E to Sailing Vessel

1.30pm: Stop & Boarded Danish Ketch ESTHER fishing. Allowed to proceed

1.50pm: Proceeded S65E to intercept Steam Trawler

2.42pm: Stop. Boarded Norwegian Steam Trawler OSNES in ballast. Allowed to proceed

3.06pm: Proceeded to intercept Sailing Vessel

3.30pm: Stop. Boarded Norwegian Sailing Vessel HARDASSALE[?] to Haugesund with fish. Sent to Lerwick with Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieut O’Brien

3.35pm: Proceeded N70W

5.50pm: Altered course to intercept Sailing Vessel

6.10pm: Stop. Boarded Swedish Ketch CATHERINE, Sigle Fiord [Siglufjordur] to Gothenburg, cargo fish. Sent to Lerwick with Armed Guard in charge of Midshipman Heard[?]

6.30pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course N55W

Sick list 3


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11 September 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.3, Long -17.8

7.15am: Altered course to intercept Sailing Vessel

7.30am: Stop. Boarded Norwegian Ketch VAARBLOMSTEN fishing. Allowed to proceed

8.03am: Proceeded. Courses as requisite to intercept Sailing Vessel

8.30am: Stop. Boarded Motor Ketch HEIN 2 [HEIN II] (Norwegian)

8.52am: Boat returned. Proceeded S85E

11.30am: Altered course N80E to intercept trawler

12.05pm: Stop. Boarded Norwegian trawler JARNBARDEN off Flatey Isle. Allowed to proceed

12.35pm: Proceeded N60W

1.00pm: Stop. Boarded Norwegian Schooner ISFLUGEN[?] bound to Sigle Fiord. Allowed to proceed

1.25pm: Proceeded N70W

2.13pm: Stop. Boarded Danish Schooner ANE bound to Sandarkrok [?Sandkrokur]. Allowed to proceed

2.35pm: Proceeded N70W

4.50pm: Altered course to intercept Sailing Vessel

5.03pm: Stop & Boarded Swedish Ketch WATER LILY fishing. Allowed to proceed

5.27pm: Stop. Boarded Norwegian Ketch CATHERINE. Allowed to proceed

6.10pm: Proceeded N30W

6.20pm: Stop & Boarded Norwegian Ketch HEIN I. Allowed to proceed. Also Norwegian Ketch HAASTEIN. Allowed to proceed

7.25pm: Proceeded N24W

Sick list -


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12 September 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.3, Long -19.6

7.30am: Stop. Boarded Norwegian Ketch HAASTEIN. Allowed to proceed. Proceeded S64E

7.00pm: North Cape Abeam 10 miles

10.00pm: North Cape Abeam 8.5 miles


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13 September 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.4, Long -17.1

3.15am: Skagata Light Abeam Distance 15 miles

4.00am: Observed Siglenaes Light bearing S42E

8.00am: Siglenaes Light Abeam Distance 5 miles

11.51am: Full Speed to intercept trawler

12.50pm: Off Rodehuk. Stop and Boarded Norwegian Trawler JARNBARDEN. Allowed to proceed

1.20pm: Proceeded N74W

2.00pm: Altered course N50W to intercept vessel

2.25pm: Off Lagey Isle. Stop Boarded Swedish SS THURE bound Gothenburg, cargo Herrings. Sent to Lerwick with Armed Guard in charge of Midshipman Manby

2.48pm: Proceeded to intercept vessel

2.58pm: Stop & boarded Swedish SS WILLIAM bound Marstrand cargo Herrings. Sent to Lerwick with Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieut Allen

3.18pm: Proceeded N72W

3.50pm: Altered course to intercept vessel

4.30pm: Stop. Boarded Norwegian SS HAUGEN bound Aalsund [Alesund]. Allowed to proceed

4.52pm: Proceeded South

5.25pm: Stop. Boarded Swedish SS AGIR bound Gothenburg, cargo Herrings. Sent to Lerwick with Armed Guard in charge of Lieut Thompson

5.50pm: Proceeded N4E

6.40pm: Altered course S85W to intercept vessel

7.14pm: Stop. Boarded Icelandic Steam Trawler SNORRI GODI

7.32pm: Proceeded N44W


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14 September 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.4, Long -17.3

6.50am: Siglenaes Abeam 5 miles, altered course to intercept vessel

7.43am: Stop. Boarded Norwegian Ketch VARHOLM. Allowed to proceed

8.25am: Proceeded N54E

10.38am: Stop. Boarded Norwegian Steam Trawler JACOP bound to Seidis Fiord [Seydisfjordur] for bunker. Allowed to proceed

1.20pm: Stop. Boarded Norwegian Steam Trawler SCHOFOLD[?] with hulk VALENTINE in tow. Allowed to proceed

2.20pm: Proceeded N60W

3.00pm: Altered course to intercept vessel

3.20pm: Stop. Boarded Norwegian SS ARGO Akureyri to Stavanger, cargo Herrings. Sent Lerwick with Armed Guard in charge of Lieut Baker

3.40pm: Proceeded N73W

5.23pm: Stop. Boarded Norwegian SS STEINAR Akureyri to Haugesund, cargo Herrings

6.05pm: Proceeded with SS STEINAR to rendezvous with HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Various courses and speeds keeping station on SS STEINAR

Sick list 3


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15 September 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.4, Long -14.3

0.15am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

0.35am: Stop and manoeuvred

1.00am: Sent boat away to receive Armed Guard

1.35am: Returned & manoeuvred

1.45am: Transferred Armed Guard to SS STEINAR

2.00am: Proceeded North to intercept vessel

2.15am: Stop. Boarded Ketch (Norwegian) SONDMORIGEN bound Aalsund with salt & empty barrels. Allowed to proceed. Also boarded Swedish Ketch LILY bound Gothenburg, cargo Herrings. Government guarantee. Allowed to proceed

8.15am: Altered course to intercept vessel

8.45am: Stop. Boarded Norwegian Steam Trawler CITO Siglefiord to Haugesund, cargo herrings

9.10am: Proceeded S73E

10.52am: Altered course to intercept vessel

11.30am: Stop. Boarded HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

12.45pm: Passed Norwegian Ketch CITO

1.10pm: Altered course S85E to intercept vessel

1.22pm: Stop Boarded Norwegian SS BENDIGO to Stavanger in ballast

1.41pm: Proceeded N2W to intercept Sailing Vessel

2.27pm: Stop. Boarded Faroe Isle Ketch VN144 fishing. Allowed to proceed

[The logs of HMS Andes for 30 September 1915 record the name of VN144 as MARY BORGES]

2.45pm: Proceeded N68W

3.16pm: Stop. Boarded Faroe Isle Ketch VN145 fishing. Allowed to proceed

3.50pm: Proceeded N15E

4.55pm: Altered course to intercept fishing vessel

5.45pm: Stop. Boarded Faroe Isle Ketch GALWAY fishing. Allowed to proceed

6.10pm: Proceeded S9W

8.30pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

8.37pm: Stop and received two Armed Guards

9.22pm: Proceeded N5E

Sick list 2


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16 September 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.6, Long -16.1

7.15am: Altered course N60W to intercept vessel

8.50am: Stop. Boarded British Steam Trawler CONAN DOYLE

9.10am: Proceeded N49W

10.10am: Altered course to intercept vessel

11.30am: Passed Faroe Isle ketch GALWAY. Allowed to proceed

11.53am: Revsnaes Lighthouse Abeam 4 miles

2.45pm: Langanaes Lighthouse Abeam Distance 3 miles

3.30pm: Exchanged pendants with HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

4.10pm: Stop. Sent two Armed Guards back to HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

4.38pm: Proceeded N36W

6.15pm: Langanaes Abeam Distance 6 miles

6.35pm: Altered course N62W to intercept vessel

7.32pm: Stop. Boarded Norwegian Steam Trawler HODD Akureyri to Christiania, cargo herrings. Sent to HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE for Armed Guard

8.17pm: Proceeded N67E

8.45pm: Stop. Boarded Norwegian Steam Trawler SELE with hulk JOHN in tow. Cargo herrings for Stavanger. Armed Guard in charge of CPO Bagnall put on board

9.40pm: Escorted SELE & JOHN to Norwegian Steam Trawler HODD (Lieut Cook RNR in charge)

10.20pm: Stop. Ordered Lieut Cook to take charge of SELE & JOHN & await Armed Guard

10.30pm: Proceeded North

11.10pm: Langanaes Light Abeam Distance 4 miles

Sick list 1


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17 September 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.4, Long -14.2

7.35am: Altered course to intercept vessel

7.55am: Stop. Boarded Swedish SS HERO. Armed Guard put on board in charge of PO Watkins with instructions to wait off Langanaes for Armed Guard officer from HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

8.25am: Proceeded N63E

9.10am: Stop. Boarded Norwegian brigantine MAAGEN bound Haugesund, cargo herrings. Armed Guard put on board in charge of CPO Baker with orders to proceed to SS HODD

9.40am: Proceeded S27E

11.50am: Altered course S30W to communicate with SS HERO

12.10pm: Stop. Ordered SS HERO to close HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

12.15pm: Proceeded N27W

2.10pm: Stop. Boarded Norwegian Steam Trawler TAMPEN Akureyri to Aalsund, cargo Herrings

2.30pm: Proceeded

3.50pm: Altered course North to close HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

4.10pm: Stop & received four Armed Guards from HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

4.45pm: Proceeded to transfer 1 Armed Guard in charge of Midshipman to Swedish SS HERO also 1 Armed Guard to Norwegian SS TAMPEN

5.44pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course S42W

6.40pm: Signalled HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

9.30pm: Signalled HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

10.30pm: Observed Rocket Signals of Distress

11.08pm: Stop & remained standing by Norwegian SS SELE and Hulk JOHN

[Vice-Admiral Tupper’s report to the Admiralty for 30 August – 21 September 1916 records that during the week ending 17 September, 162 vessels were intercepted by the 10th Cruiser Squadron, of which 58 were sent in with, and 14 without, Armed Guards. Both the number of vessels intercepted and sent in were the largest in any one week since the beginning of the war. The majority were intercepted on E Patrol, to the North East of Iceland, where CHANGUINOLA and GLOUCESTERSHIRE were deployed, together with the Armed Trawlers ROBERT SMITH and WALPOLE. During the week E Patrol became very short of Armed Guards. A report from Captain H F R Brocklebank in command of CHANGUINOLA to Vice-Admiral Tupper indicates that while waiting for more Armed Guards to arrive from elsewhere on the Squadron, Armed Guards in charge of Petty Officers were placed on board and the ships gathered together near Langanaes Point under the command of Lieut Cook from HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE who was on board SS HODD. – per “The Maritime Blockade of Germany”, Navy Records Society 2003. A footnote records that neither HERO nor TAMPEN were ultimately detained, but MAAGEN’s cargo was sent to the Prize Court.]


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18 September 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 65.8, Long -14.0

Standing by SS SELE & Hulk JOHN

Engines used and courses as requisite

5.30am: Hulk JOHN broke adrift from SS SELE. Proceeded to assistance of hulk

7.00am: Alongside hulk, attempting to take hulk in tow

9.00am: Towline secured

9.30am: Towline parted. Abandoned attempt until weather moderates

[Although there is no log entry to this effect, according to a report from Captain Brocklebank to Vice-Admiral Tupper included in “The Maritime Blockade of Germany”, Navy Records Society 2003, at 10.00am a boat was sent under Acting Lieutenant Tom Smith RNR who reported that the ship was leaking badly and in a rotten condition; with great difficulty he disembarked the crew and brought them back to the CHANGUINOLA.]

Standing by hulk

12.45pm: Resumed attempt to put towing hawser on board hulk

1.07pm: Signalled HM Steam Trawler ROBERT SMITH to Stand by

3.00pm: Finished making hawser fast on hulk & proceeded to Seidis Fiord 40 Revs S40E

3.30pm: Increased to 45 Revs

5.43pm: Towing line parted. Proceeded to take in tow again

6.35pm: Towing hawser fast & proceeded to Seidis Fiord

8.35pm: Brimnoes [Brimnes] Light Abeam 0.5 miles

9.25pm: Cast off Hulk. Signalled HM Steam Trawler ROBERT SMITH to tow hulk into shallower water

10.00pm: Crew of hulk sent back on board hulk

10.15pm: Took off own crew from hulk

10.22pm: Proceeded. Courses as requisite

10.58pm: Brimnoes Light Abeam 0.5 miles

11.23pm: Dalatange [Dalatangi] Light Abeam 3.5 miles

Sick list -

[Captain Brocklebank’s report particularly commends crew members Acting Lieutenant Tom Smith RNR, Acting Lieutenant Percival RNR, Chief Petty Officer Bagnall, Petty Officer Baker and Acting Leading Seaman Shute RNVR. Lieut Smith “showed energy, resource, courage and thorough seamanship and to whom the success of the salvage was largely due”; Lieut Percival “handled his boat, when taking over the lines in his usual masterly manner; CPO Bagnall was commended for “the way in which he stuck to his tow when aboard SELE”; PO Baker and Leading Seaman Shute “performed excellent work on board JOHN”.]


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19 September 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.9, Long -13.9

5.15am: Challenged HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

7.17am: Langanaes Lighthouse Abeam 8 miles

8.56am: Altered course N55E to close HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

9.14am: Stop. GLOUCESTERSHIRE sent boat with PO Baker & Armed Guard

9.32am: Proceeded N45E

Noon: Challenged HMS EBRO

12.15pm: Altered course N25E to close HMS EBRO

12.40pm: EBRO sent boat for 2 Armed Guards and papers

Sick list -


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20 September 1916

[From Patrol to Northern Base]

Lat 62.6, Long -6.7

9.00am: Hands employed rigging coaling gear

1.20pm: Fuglo Isle Abeam Distance 4 miles



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21 September 1916

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

1.40am: Esha Ness bearing S60E

3.10am: Esha Ness Abeam 2 miles

3.27am: Hillswick Abeam 4 miles

3.52am: Muckle Roe Abeam 0.5 miles

4.02am: Passed through Boom Defence

4.10pm: Received orders to moor in No 3 Berth

4.25am: Stop. Let go Port anchor

4.31am: Finished with engines

6.00am: Red Watch rig coaling gear

6.30am: Collier DE FONTAINE fast alongside

7.00am: Collier ST GOTHARD fast on Starboard side

[The SS ST GOTHARD would be torpedoed only five days later on 26 September by German submarine U-52 12 miles NxW of Fair Isle while on a voyage from Shetland to Firth. There were no casualties.]

7.10am: GIBRALTAR's men (70) came on board

7.50am: Commenced coaling

8.00am: Mail arrived

9.00am: Nine Armed Guards returned on board

11.00am: HMS GRIFFON arrived

Noon: Hands to dinner

0.10pm: HMS BULLFINCH proceeded

1.00pm: Resumed coaling

4.00pm: Hands to tea

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

6.00pm: Finished all coaling. Received 800 tons. Hands employed unrigging gear. Colliers cast off

7.15pm: HMS COCHRANE & DUKE OF CORNWALL put to sea

Sick list 1


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22 September 1916

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

5.15am: HMS ACHILLES arrived

5.30am: HMS AMSTERDAM arrived

7.00am: HMS FIONA arrived

7.45am: AB MacKay left ship on leave

10.30am: Received mail ex HMS FIONA on board

11.30am: Personal effects of the late S G Newman dispatched

2.30pm: Sent Signalman J Shaw ashore to Busta

3.00pm: Two Officers & four men from ANDES, One Officer & two men from EBRO, joined ship

8.00pm: Picket boat returned to HMS GIBRALTAR

Sick list 1


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23 September 1916

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

9.00am: HMS VIRGINIAN arrived

11.00am: Held Divine Service

2.30pm: Discharged 1 Officer & 2 men to GIBRALTAR for HMS HILARY

4.30pm: Discharged 2 Officers & 4 men to HMS GIBRALTAR for HMS ANDES

Hands employed hoisting boats & preparing ship for sea

5.30pm: 1 Rating joined ship for passage to Trawler ROBERT SMITH

6.35pm: Anchor aweigh

6.38pm: Passed Boom Defence

7.04pm: Muckle Roe Abeam 0.25 miles

7.25pm: Hillswick Abeam 5 miles

7.45pm: Esha Ness Abeam 2 miles

Sick list 1


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24 September 1916

[From Northern Base to Patrol]

Lat 62.9, Long -6.9

11.00am: Exchanged pendants with HMS COLUMBELLA

Sick list 1


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25 September 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.2, Long -13.6

6.45am: Observed Land bearing W0.5S

12.55pm: Altered course N6W to close HMS Trawler ROBERT SMITH

1.07pm: Stop & discharged 1 Officer & 3 Ratings

1.12pm: Proceeded N20W

1.30pm: Signalled HMS HILARY

1.52pm: Stop & Discharged 2 Officers for EBRO & 1 Officer for HMS Trawler WALPOLE & 3 Ratings

2.21pm: Proceeded N26W

2.55pm: Langanaes Abeam 5 miles

5.20pm: Altered course to intercept Sailing Vessel

5.50pm: Stop & Signalled American Schooner T W CLARKE with Armed Guard on board from HMS EBRO

[The logs of HMS EBRO for 24 September record the name of this ship as R W CLARKE; HMS HILARY also met this ship on 28 September and her logs give the name as RICHARD W CLARK. The latter appears most likely to be correct as ShipIndex and other online resources record a schooner by this name.]

6.00pm: Proceeded N22W

7.15pm: Challenged HMS PATUCA

7.40pm: Stop. Sent boat to HMS PATUCA with dispatches

8.15pm: Proceeded S47W

Sick list 1


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26 September 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 67.2, Long -16.2

4.10pm: Altered course to intercept Sailing Vessel

4.33pm: Stop & boarded Danish Ketch OSCAR fishing. Allowed to proceed

4.50pm: Proceeded S18W

8.45pm: Observed Revsnaes Light bearing S30W Distance 7 miles

Sick list 2


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27 September 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.6, Long -16.1

10.00am: Altered course to intercept Sailing Vessel

10.30am: Stop & boarded Danish Ketch GALATEA, fishing. Allowed to proceed

10.50am: Proceeded S78W

Noon: Stop & Boarded Norwegian Steam Trawler SVALBARD Siglefiord to Lerwick. Sent to Kirkwall with Armed Guard in charge of Midshipman Howell

12.20pm: Proceeded N60W

12.45pm: Revsnaes bearing S33E 2 miles

2.50pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS HILARY

2.52pm: Altered course S15W to close HMS HILARY

3.35pm: Stop and received Captain of HMS HILARY on board

3.42pm: Proceeded S26E

4.45pm: Stop & discharged Captain of HMS HILARY

4.52pm: Proceeded N40W

5.27pm: Altered course S83W to intercept vessel

6.00pm: Revsnaes bearing S22W 5 miles

Sick list 2


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28 September 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.8, Long -15.7

5.40am: Revsnaes Light bearing S25W Distance 6 miles

9.30am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS EBRO

10.00am: Stop & sent boat away with Captain to HMS EBRO

10.40am: Captain returned

10.45am: Proceeded S61W

1.35pm: Courses as requisite to intercept vessel

2.05pm: Altered course N40W to wait for vessel to proceed out of 3 mile limit

2.42pm: Revsnaes Lighthouse Abeam Distance 3 miles

3.33pm: Rodehuk Abeam Distance 3 miles

5.00pm: Stop & Boarded SS DINA LEA (Norwegian) Trondheim to Siglefiord. Allowed to proceed

5.30pm: Proceeded N78E

6.40pm: Revsnaes Light Abeam 7.5 miles

Sick list –


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29 September 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.6, Long -15.8

2.50am: Observed Revsnaes Light bearing S32W Distance 9.5 miles

7.12am: Langanaes Abeam Distance 4.5 miles

8.50am: Altered course to intercept steamer

9.25am: Stop. Boarded Swede SS SOLVE. Sent Lerwick with Armed Guard in charge of Midshipman Manby

9.47am: Proceeded N57W

10.35am: Altered course to intercept steamer

10.50am: Stop & Boarded Norwegian SS GLYG. Sent Lerwick with Armed Guard in charge of Midshipman Cunningham

11.20am: Proceeded to intercept Ketch

11.30am: Stop & Boarded Motor Ketch HEIN II (Norwegian). Sent Lerwick with Armed Guard in charge of Midshipman Cameron

11.54am: Proceeded N42W

1.07pm: Revsnaes Lighthouse Abeam 5 miles

2.14pm: Rodehuk Abeam 4.5 miles

5.10pm: Altered course N38W to intercept Sailing Vessel

6.03pm: Stop & Boarded Schooner LOUIS BOSSERT. Put Armed Guard on board in charge Sub Lieut Hayward to await orders

6.30pm: Proceeded in company with schooner

9.00pm: In company with Sailing Vessel LOUIS BOSSERT

9.20pm: Stop & Boarded Swedish SS ALICE. Previously boarded, allowed to proceed

11.00pm: Issued Orders to Sub Lieut Hayward to proceed with Sailing Vessel to Stornoway

Sick list 1


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30 September 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.2, Long -18.9

1.50am: Siglenaes Light bearing South True 4 miles

9.40am: Entered Sigle Fiord. Reduced Speed. Courses as requisite

10.29am: Stop & anchored. Finished with engines

10.40am: Captain landed

11.00am: Officers landed

3.30pm: Commenced heaving short & hoisting boats

3.48pm: Anchor aweigh

3.50pm: Anchor secure. Proceeded.

4.25pm: Cleared reef

5.37pm: Altered course to intercept Sailing Vessel

7.00pm: Stop & Boarded Danish Schooner CARL Akureyri to Borgarfiord. Allowed to proceed

10.52pm: Revsnaes Light Abeam 6 miles



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916


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Page signed: Ar H Reade Lt Comd RD RNR, Navigating Officer


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1 October 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.6, Long -15.2

3.30am: Altered course S34W

Steady course

7.00am: Hands employed washing decks

7.25am: Altered course to intercept vessel

8.20am: Increased to Full Speed

8.30am: Stop & Boarded Norwegian Steam Trawler LANGVIN with Norwegian Ketch JEDE in tow. Sent Lerwick with Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieut Allen

9.29am: Proceeded. Shaped Course N75E

10.00am: Divisions. Read Prayers

10.00am: Altered course to close HMS VIRGINIAN

Courses as requisite, signalling HMS VIRGINIAN

1.00pm: Altered course N74W

3.20pm: Revsnaes Lighthouse bearing S33W, altered course N29E

4.00pm: Evening quarters

Steady course

6.30pm: Altered course S32W

8.40pm: Revsnaes Light bearing S47W, altered course S60W

9.00pm: Altered course N29E Revsnaes Light bearing S42W

Steady course


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2 October 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.7, Long -15.9

6.52am: Altered course S85W to intercept vessel

8.25am: Stop & Boarded Norwegian SS FLORA. Allowed to proceed

8.45am: Proceeded N70E

9.04am: Rodehuk Abeam 2 miles

9.55am: Revsnaes Abeam 3 miles

10.03am: Altered course to intercept vessel

11.15am: Stop & boarded Danish Schooner BRIS. Allowed to proceed

11.36am: Proceeded N48E

9.00pm: Observed Revsnaes Light bearing S25W


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3 October 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.7, Long -15.1

8.30am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS ALMANZORA

9.00am: Altered course to close HMS ALMANZORA

10.26am: Stop & Sent back signals to HMS ALMANZORA

11.10am: Proceeded S68E

Noon: Exchanged pendants with HMS VIRGINIAN

4.15 & 5.30pm: Sounded

9.35pm: Altered course S25W to intercept vessel

10.27pm: Stop. Signalled Norwegian SS KRONPRINSESSE VICTORIA. Allowed to proceed

10.28pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course South


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4 October 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.9, Long -10.1

Sick list 6


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5 October 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.7, Long -7.1

2.52pm: Altered course N68E to intercept vessel

3.00pm: Challenged and exchanged pendants with HMS ALSATIAN

3.20pm: Stop & Boarded Swedish SS BLANCHE Helsingborg to Siglefiord in Ballast. Allowed to proceed

3.40pm: Proceeded S85E to close HMS ALSATIAN

3.55pm: Stop. Captain proceeded to HMS ALSATIAN

4.05pm: Received orders to proceed Full Speed to intercept vessel

4.54pm: Observed Smoke, reported to HMS ALSATIAN & recalled

5.14pm: Stop & Received Admiral on board

5.19pm: Proceeded Full Speed North & Courses as requisite in company with HMS ALSATIAN

6.55pm: Stop. Admiral left

7.00pm: Allowed to proceed S56W

Sick list 7

[Vice-Admiral Tupper’s report quoted in “The Maritime Blockade of Germany”, Navy Records Society 2003, states: “I went on board CHANGUINOLA and inspected the crew and mess decks. She appears to be in very good order, but there is apparently no organised recreation room for the ship’s company. I consider this essential for long winter nights: No 2 hold can be fitted for the purpose and I have arranged with the Captain Superintendent Clyde, for this to be done.]


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6 October 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 61.3, Long -10.8


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7 October 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.8, Long -11.7

10.45am: Exchanged pendants with HMS COLUMBELLA

11.14am: Stop. Armed Guard from HMS COLUMBELLA returned to own ship

5.30pm: Observed Rockall bearing S57W

6.30pm: Rockall Abeam Distance 2 miles

6.40pm: Rockall Abeam Distance 2 miles

9.00pm: Spoke HMS VICTORIAN


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8 October 1916

[From Patrol to Southern Base (Glasgow)]

Lat 55.4, Long -9.1

10.40am & Noon: Sounded

1.40pm: Observed Tory Island Lighthouse bearing N80E

2.00pm: Tory Island Lighthouse Abeam Distance 1.5 miles

4.00pm: Malin Head abeam distance 2.5 miles

4.13pm: Inishtrahull abeam

6.23pm: Rathlin Island abeam 0.5 miles

7.50pm: Maidens abeam 4.5 miles

8.45pm: Sanda abeam

9.00pm: Observed Pladda (N30E)

9.20pm: Ailsa Craig abeam

10.00pm: Pladda abeam 1 mile

10.20pm: Holy Island abeam 2 miles

11.10pm: Cumbrae abeam

11.40pm: Skelmorlie buoy abeam

Sick list 6


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9 October 1916

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

0.09am: Passed through defence

0.25am: Stopped & picked up pilot

0.30am: Proceeded

0.47am: Let go Port anchor

0.54am: Brought up. Finished with engines. Anchor watch set

6.15am: Hove short

6.45am: Anchor aweigh. Tug fast astern

7.40am: Dumbarton Rock abeam

7.55am: Bowling abeam

8.00am: Tug made fast ahead

9.45am: Canting [swinging round] ship in river outside Queens Dock

10.15am: Entered Queens Dock

10.47am: Moored ship at No 18 berth

10.54am: All fast. Rang off engines

12.45pm: Harvey (Painter) discharged to shore

2.00pm: Long leave party proceeded

3.00pm: Shifted ship across dock

3.30pm: All fast in new berth

3.35pm: Five ratings discharged to hospital. Evening quarters. Master At Arms Hodder & Petty Officer (2nd Class) Hall joined ship

[The King’s Regulations& Admiralty Instructions 1913 specified that the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class was to be abolished though it was to be retained by the current holders.]

Sick list 6


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10 October 1916

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.30am: Shore labour working barrels in No 2 hold

11.30am: Shifted ship along quay

Sick list 2


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11 October 1916

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.30am: Hands standing by to shift ship

9.30am: Hove ship's length ahead

10.15am: All fast in new berth

2.15pm: Hove ship astern

3.15pm: All fast in new berth

11.00pm: Clement Midgley AB RNVR, Frank Birknell AB RNVR, William [surname left blank] AB RNVR, Charles Singleton AB RNVR, Alfred Jowett[?] AB RNVR, joined ship from Haslar Camp

Sick list 1


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12 October 1916

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

10.30am: William Blackburn (painter Mercantile Marine Reserve) joined ship, & Dennis Dewer[?] (Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry)

5.00pm: Shifted ship to coal tips. Pilot and two tugs employed.

6.00pm: All fast in new berth

Sick list Nil


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13 October 1916

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.00am: Commenced coaling with 2 foremen & 31 men

9.00-10.00am: Coaling party at breakfast

10.00am: Coaling party increased by 6 men

Harry Milton, Henry Cant, W McFarlane, A Byrne, P O’Connell (Firemen from RN Barracks Portsmouth) and S Drake, T Hodges (Able Seamen RNVR from RN Barracks Portsmouth) joined the ship this day

2.00pm: Coaling party to dinner. Shifted ship to land engine room gear

3.20pm: Coaling party resumed work. Ship in position under coaling crane

6.00pm: Coaling party ceased work for the day

11.00pm: Chief Shipwright Anderson joined ship

Sick list Nil


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14 October 1916

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.00am: Resumed coaling

9.00-10.00am: Coaling party at breakfast

11.45am: Finished all coaling. Received 1106 tons

Sick list Nil


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15 October 1916

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

9.00am: Luddington (Fireman) joined ship

10.40am: Shifted ship

11.30am: All fast in new berth

Sick list Nil


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16 October 1916

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Sick list Nil


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17 October 1916

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

10.00am: One rating (Stoker) joined ship

Sick list Nil


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18 October 1916

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

9.00pm: Fitters & engineers working all night

Sick list Nil


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19 October 1916

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding

Sick list Nil


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20 October 1916

[At Glasgow, and from Glasgow to Patrol]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Noon: Grubb (Fireman) left with escort

12.30pm: Linch, stoker, left with escort for HMS EAGLE

3.50pm: Left berth. Pilot & two tugs in attendance

4.00pm: Passed into river & proceeded under Pilot’s orders using engines as required

5.35pm: Dumbarton Rock Abeam

6.05pm: Cast off forward tug

6.17pm: Cast off stern tug

6.30pm: Swinging ship for deviation. Pilot in attendance

7.30pm: Finished swinging and Compass Adjustment. Discharged Pilot

8.00pm: Passed through defence

8.56pm: Little Cumbrae abeam 2 miles

9.45pm: Holy Island abeam 1.5 miles

Midnight: Sanda abeam 1.75 miles distant

Sick list Nil


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21 October 1916

[From Glasgow to Patrol]

Lat 55.5, Long -9.9

0.35am: Mull of Cantyre Light abeam

1.45am: Otter Rock abeam 3.5 miles distant

2.30am: Oversay Light abeam 8.5 miles distant

4.16am: Inishtrahull Light abeam distance 5 miles

5.19am: Fanad Head abeam 14 miles distant

6.40am: Tory Island bearing S27W

Sick list 1


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22 October 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 57.9, Long -16.7

10.10am: Exchanged pendants with HMS VICTORIAN

10.15am: Performed Divine Service

3.05pm: Altered course to intercept steamship. Fired 1 round blank 3-pounder

3.35pm: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS NORUEGA from New Orleans to Gothenborg & Copenhagen with general cargo. Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard, Midshipman Cunningham RNR in charge

4.00pm: Shaped course N3E & proceeded

4.05pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS EBRO

4.40pm: Stopped & transferred ratings to EBRO

4.45pm: Shaped course N17E & proceeded

Sick list 2


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23 October 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 61.9, Long -18.9

9.00am: 40 6-inch cartridges, lot no 295, thrown overboard in accordance with General Orders Oct 1916

5.00pm: Altered course to intercept steamship.

5.20pm: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler PERICLES. Hull to Fishing Grounds in ballast. Allowed to proceed

5.35pm: Boarded British Steam Trawler YORICK, Hull to Fishing Grounds in ballast. Allowed to proceed

5.50pm: Shaped course S3W & proceeded

8.10pm: Stopped Port Engine & increased to full speed on Starboard for engine room purposes

8.15pm: Stopped Starboard engine

8.23pm: Full speed Starboard engine

9.00pm: Engines repaired & proceeded

Sick list 1


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24 October 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.3, Long -16.7

11.20am: Altered course to intercept Steamship (Fired 1 round blank 3-pounder)

11.40am: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler MACLEAY, Hull to fishing ground. Allowed to proceed

Sick list 1


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25 October 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.5, Long -17.0

2.50pm: Altered course to intercept steamship

3.05pm: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler GREAT ADMIRAL Fishing Grounds to Hull with fish (Lat 62.8, Long -17.7). Allowed to proceed

3.25pm: Shaped course N15W & proceeded

Sick list 2


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26 October 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.4, Long -17.4

Sick list 4


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27 October 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.4, Long -16.3

10.20am: Altered course to intercept steamship

11.45am: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler ADMIRAL CRADOCK Fishing Grounds to Hull with fish (Lat 62.4, Long -16.3). All correct. Allowed to proceed

12.05pm: Boarding boat returned. Shaped course N31W & proceeded

6.15pm: Position by stellar observation Lat 62.5, Long -17.7

Sick list 3


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28 October 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 61.5, Long -20.7

Sick list 4


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29 October 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 61.4, Long -20.4

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

2.15pm: Challenged by and exchanged pendants with HMS ALMANZORA

Sick list 5


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30 October 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 61.4, Long -20.2

11.10am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS ALMANZORA

Sick list 3


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31 October 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.4, Long -15.3

8.15am: Observed vessel (WxS)

8.30am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS ALSATIAN

Sick list 4



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916


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Page signed: Ar H Reade, Navigating Officer


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1 November 1916

[From Patrol to Northern Base]

Lat 63.4, Long -6.7

Zigzag throughout

7.00am: Hands washing down

9.00am: Hands employed rigging coaling gear

1.12pm: Full speed

1.15pm: Altered course to S14E. Zigzag throughout

3.00pm: Working party employed repairing mats

4.00pm: Evening quarters. Lowered all boats to hurricane deck rail

8.00pm: Altered course to S11E

Zigzag throughout

Sick list 4


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2 November 1916

[From Patrol to Northern Base, and at Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

3.25am: Observed Esha Ness Light bearing S9W

5.50am: Esha Ness abeam 3 miles

6.15am: Hillswick abeam 3.5 miles

6.40am: Murbie Stack Light abeam 1 mile

6.51am: Passed through defence

7.00am: Hands rigging coaling gear

7.15am: Let go port anchor

7.20am: Brought up & rang off engines

8.00am: Collier SIR ARTHUR fast on starboard side

8.15am: Collier SIR FRANCIS fast on port side

8.30am: Commenced coaling

10.00am: Armed guard (Midshipman Cunningham) rejoined ship

Noon: Ceased coaling for dinner

1.00pm: Resumed coaling

4.00pm: Ceased coaling for tea

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

5.00pm: HMS ACHILLES put to sea

5.30pm: HMS PATIA & ROYAL SCOT put to sea

7.30pm: Finished all coaling. Received 950 tons

Sick list 4


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3 November 1916

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

6.20am: HMS DUKE OF CORNWALL arrived

7.20am: Hands unrigging coaling gear

9.00am: Colliers cast off

2.30pm: Hands to make & mend

11.30pm: Let go starboard anchor

Sick list 5


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4 November 1916

[At Northern Base, and from Northern Base to Patrol]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

10.15am: Hove up starboard anchor

4.20pm: HMS SHANNON put to sea

4.50pm: Anchor aweigh & proceeded half speed

5.06pm: Passed through defence & full speed

5.36pm: Hillswick Light abeam

Sick list 4


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5 November 1916

[From Northern Base to Patrol]

Lat 59.5, Long -7.9

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 4


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6 November 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.2, Long -14.3

1.30pm: Working party restowing spirit room

Sick list 7


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7 November 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.5, Long -18.1

10.10am: Altered course to intercept steamship

11.00am: Spoke British SS ROANOKE New York City to Leith with general cargo. Allowed to proceed

Sick list 6


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8 November 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.0, Long -19.8

1.30pm: Working party making lyddite shell covers

Sick list 5


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9 November 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.3, Long -24.3

1.00pm: Working party making lyddite shell covers

4.00pm: Read warrant 74

5.10pm: Reykjanes Light abeam 2.25 miles distant

6.27pm: Utskalar Light abeam distance 12 miles

10.40pm: Svortuloft abeam 3.5 miles distant

Sick list 3


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10 November 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.8, Long -21.2

1.40am: Staalbierg Huk abeam distance 7 miles

3.45pm: Kolbeinsey Rock S65E

4.45pm: Kolbeinsey Rock abeam distance 1 mile

Sick list 5


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11 November 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 67.5, Long -14.5

12.50pm: Observed HMS ALMANZORA bearing WSW

1.00pm: Altered course to close

1.40pm: Stopped & sent boat for despatches

2.05pm: Boat returned. Shaped course S34E & proceeded

Sick list 5


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12 November 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 67.1, Long -13.5

10.15am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 6


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13 November 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.0, Long -12.1

Sick list 5


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14 November 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.1, Long -12.0

Sick list 3


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15 November 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 65.7, Long -12.0

1.00pm: Working party employed burning searchlights & taking soundings

3.10pm: Observed HMS KILDONAN CASTLE bearing SxW

3.20pm: Altered course to N21E signalling HMS KILDONAN CASTLE

Sick list 3


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16 November 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 67.9, Long -14.7

3.00-3.50pm: Sweeping with searchlights to pick up HMS KILDONAN CASTLE

8.00-10.30pm: Sounding frequently

11.34pm: Observed Cape Langanaes Light bearing S47E

Sick list 3


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17 November 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.3, Long -12.3

9.18am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Altered course to close

9.45am: Stopped & received despatches from GLOUCESTERSHIRE

10.15am: Shaped course S15E & proceeded

Sick list 3


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18 November 1916

[At Patrol, and from Patrol to Northern Base]

Lat 63.6, Long -6.2

9.30am: Hands rigging coaling gear

Sick list 2


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19 November 1916

[From Patrol to Northern Base, and at Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

4.50am: Observed Esha Ness Light bearing East

6.15am: Esha Ness abeam 4 miles distant

6.50am: Muckle Roe abeam 2 miles

7.05am: Passed through defence

7.26am: Let go Starboard anchor

7.30am: Hove up & shifted berth

8.00am: Let go Port anchor

8.50am: Collier PINEWOOD fast on Starboard Side

9.10am: Collier MAUREEN fast on Port Side

Collier PINEWOOD in coming alongside collided with our stern, damaging her bridge & causing slight damage to our stern

9.15am: Commenced coaling

Hands coaling ship

Noon: Dinner

1.00pm: Resumed coaling

4.00pm: Ceased coaling

4.30pm: Resumed

6.00pm: GIBRALTAR's coaling party left

7.10pm: Ceased coaling

8.00pm: Resumed. Let go Starboard anchor

9.00pm: Finished coaling for the night

Sick list 3


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20 November 1916

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

4.45am: HMS SHANNON anchored

7.00am: Resumed coaling

8.10am: HMS PATIA anchored

11.10am: Finished with Starboard Collier

Noon: Dinner

12.30pm: Collier PINEWOOD cast off

1.00pm: Resumed coaling from port collier

3.17pm: Finished all coaling. Hands unrigging coaling gear & clearing up decks

Sick list 4


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21 November 1916

[At Northern Base, and from Northern Base to Patrol]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

8.00am: Communion Service performed

1.30pm: Hands to make & mend

3.45pm: HMS VIENNA anchored

3.50pm: Hove up Starboard anchor

6.55pm: Hove up

7.12pm: Anchor aweigh & proceeded

7.30pm: Passed through defence

7.43pm: Muckle Roe abeam

8.10pm: Hillswick Light abeam

8.20pm: Esha Ness abeam 2 miles distant

Sick list 6


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22 November 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.7, Long -7.6

9.55am: Altered course to intercept steamship

10.12am: Stopped & boarded Swedish SS SAN FRANCISCO with flour & fruit

Sick list 8


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23 November 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.7, Long -11.9

1.30am: Pumped out No 1 tank

3.20am: Reduced to 70 revs & stopped zigzag. No 1 Ballast tank empty

9.05am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS MOTAGUA

9.10am: Altered course to close

9.35am: Stopped & discharged armed guard

9.50am: Proceeded N34E

1.30pm: Working party refitting coaling gear

8.25pm: Altered course to intercept steamship. Fired 1 round blank 3-pounder

8.40pm: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler GARNET, Hull to Fishing Grounds. Allowed to proceed

9.15pm: Shaped course N29E & proceeded

Sick list 9


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24 November 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 64.1, Long -10.5

12.30pm: Observed ARTOIS bearing S70E. Altered course to close

12.55pm: Stopped & discharged Armed Guard

1.10pm: Shaped course N12W & proceeded

Sick list 9


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25 November 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 67.0, Long -14.3

5.45am: Observed Langanaes Light bearing S63W

9.30am: Arrived at Rendezvous, turning 16 points every 30 minutes waiting for HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

11.30am: Abandoned Rendezvous

Sick list 9


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26 November 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.5, Long -24.0

8.33am: Altered course S42W to intercept vessel

8.38am: Stopped boarded Danish Steam Trawler EGGERT OLAFFSON. Lat 66.8, Long -23.5. Reykjavik to Fishing Grounds. Allowed to proceed

9.12am: Boat returned. Proceeded N50W to intercept vessel

9.23am: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler INGOMAR from Grimsby to Fishing Grounds. Allowed to Proceed

9.28am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

10.15am: Transferred officer. Proceeded N87W

12.44pm: Altered course N50W to intercept vessel

12.48pm: Stopped, boarded British Steam Trawler ELF KING from Hull to Fishing Grounds. Allowed to proceed

1.05pm: Proceeded. Shaped course N87W

5.00pm: Evening Quarters & Divine Service

Sick list 9


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27 November 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 65.8, Long -26.8

5.10pm: No 1 Tank pumped out

Sick list 8


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28 November 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.1, Long -26.9

Sick list 10


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29 November 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.1, Long -27.1

10.14am: Exchanged Pendants with HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE, altered course S15E to close

11.10am: Received signal stating Submarine sighted by Gloucestershire. Sounded Action Stations, increased to Full Speed

11.30am: Shaped Course N53W, reduced to 87 revs

Sick list 10


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30 November 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 64.7, Long -28.0

Noon: Reduced to 70 Revs & hove to heading ENE

1.30pm: Vessel hove to. Pitching heavily

5.00pm: Vessel labouring heavily

9.00pm: Vessel laying head to wind & sea

Sick list 7



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916


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1 December 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 65.3, Long -27.5

3.00am: Vessel hove to labouring heavily

7.00am: Vessel hove to

10.00am: Hands clearing decks of snow. RNVR class at instruction

11.05am: Observed iceberg Lat 65.4, Long -27.4

1.30pm: Working party painting out cabins

5.30pm: Steady course

9.30pm: Altered course to N3E

11.00pm: Steady course

Sick list 7


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2 December 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 65.2, Long -28.7

Sick list 6


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3 December 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 65.9, Long -27.2

10.30am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 5


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4 December 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 64.3, Long -26.2

9.20am: Observed HMS OTWAY, altered course to close

9.48am: Reduced to 70 revs in station with OTWAY

10.10am: Stopped & sent boat for Armed Guard & mails in charge of Midshipman Cunningham

10.38am: Boat returned. Shaped course N34W & proceeded

Sick list 5


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5 December 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 65.3, Long -26.7

Sick list 4


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6 December 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.2, Long -21.4

9.30am: Anti air craft guns crews exercised

Sick list 4


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7 December 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.7, Long -13.9

Sick list 4


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8 December 1916

[From Patrol to Glasgow]

Lat 55.4, Long -8.2

8.15am: Bloody Foreland bearing SE

11.55am: Tory Island abeam distance 8 miles

1.35pm: Fanad Point abeam 9 miles

2.20pm: Ireland's North Point abeam 2.5 miles

2.40pm: Inishtrahull abeam 1.5 miles

5.40pm: Altacarry Head abeam 3.5 miles

6.25pm: Stopped by trawler patrol. Turned through East, North & West to South West

7.30pm: Maidens abeam 3.5 miles

8.43pm: Corsewall Light abeam

9.40pm: Ailsa Craig abeam

10.28pm: Pladda Light abeam

10.52pm: Holy Island abeam

11.40pm: Cumbrae Light abeam

Sick list 4


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9 December 1916

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

0.18am: Skelmorlie Buoy abeam

1.00am: Passed through defence

1.10am: Took Pilot aboard & proceeded to anchorage

1.57am: Dropped Starboard anchor

7.30am: Hove up Starboard anchor

7.42am: Anchor aweigh, proceeded under pilot’s orders

8.00am: Tug SAMSON fast aft

8.41am: Passed Dumbarton Rock

9.16am: Passed Dalmuir Light

9.40am: All fast Yorkhill Quay

1.30pm: Landed liberty men [this is probably the long leave party who returned on board on 16 December]

Sick list 3


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10 December 1916

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

11.00am: Commenced lifting fo'c’sle gun

12.25pm: Fo’c’sle starboard gun landed

Shore labour proceeding

5.30pm: Shore labour ceased for the night

Sick list 2


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11 December 1916

At Yorkhill Quay [Glasgow]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.00am: Shore labour resumed lifting Port 2 6-inch gun

9.30am: Read warrants No 83 & 84

11.30am: Replaced Port 2 6-inch gun

1.00pm: Private Shapcot (Royal Marine Light Infantry) & Stoker Kinnaird sent to Barlinnie Detention Barracks

3.30pm: Shore labour proceeding

4.00pm: Lifted Port 3 6-inch gun

10.30pm: Rigger J Halcroft put ashore under influence of drink

Sick list 1


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12 December 1916

At Yorkhill Quay

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

11.00am: Turned ship round, Starboard side to wharf

Sick list Nil


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13 December 1916

At Southern Base (Yorkhill Quay)

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.00am: Shore labour commenced

2.00pm: Mourning party in charge of Lieut Thompson RNR landed

5.30pm: Mourning party returned

Shore labour proceeding

Sick list Nil


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14 December 1916

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.00am: Shore labour resumed:

8.45am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling & taking in stores

11.55am: Left berth in charge of Pilot & assisted by tugs

1.10pm: All fast in coaling berth Queens Dock

1.15pm: Commenced coaling, 25 men & 2 foremen

2.00pm: Ceased coaling for dinner

3.00pm: Resumed coaling

6.00pm: Night coaling party (42 men & 3 foremen) coaling ship

9.30pm: Ceased coaling for supper

10.30pm: Resumed coaling


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15 December 1916

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour coaling ship throughout night

4.00 to 4.30am: Ceased coaling

6.00am: 39 men & 3 foremen coaling ship

9.00 to 10.00am: Ceased coaling for breakfast

1.00pm: Finished all coaling. Received 1500 tons coal

1.52am: Left berth

3.00am: All fast in new berth. Anchor Line Wharf, Yorkhill

Sick list Nil


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16 December 1916

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

10.00am: Long leave party returned

3.30pm: Private Goodman discharged from ship to Forton Barracks, Gosport

Sick list Nil


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17 December 1916

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

10.15am: Landed church parties

Shore labour proceeding

Sick list 1


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18 December 1916

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding

4.15pm: HMS PATIA sailed

Sick list 1


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19 December 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding

Sick list 1


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20 December 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Sick list 1


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21 December 1916

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding

Sick list 1


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22 December 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding

1.30pm: One Fireman & one steward discharged

Sick list 3


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23 December 1916

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding

Sick list 5


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24 December 1916

At Southern Base

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

11.45am: Hove ship astern

12.15pm: Ship fast in new berth

Shore labour proceeding throughout the night

Sick list 2


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25 December 1916

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding throughout

Sick list 1


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26 December 1916

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Shore labour proceeding

10.00am: Left berth & proceeded down river under pilot’s orders & assisted by tugs

11.10am: Let go head tug

12.05pm: Let go stern tug

12.30pm: Commenced swinging ship for compass adjustment

1.30pm: Compass adjusted

2.00pm: Reduced speed through defence

2.25pm: Toward abeam 2 miles distant

3.00pm: Little Cumbrae abeam 1 mile distant

3.45pm: Holy Island abeam distance 2 miles. Awaiting completion of work at fo’c'sle guns

5.30 - 6.00pm: Carried out gun test with fo’c'sle gun. Fired 8 rounds on all bearings between Pladda and Ailsa Craig

6.05pm: Shaped course N38E

6.25pm: Pladda abeam 2 miles distant

7.40pm: Little Cumbrae abeam 0.75 miles distant

8.15pm: Skelmorlie Bank Buoy Light abeam

8.45pm: Passed through defence

9.10pm: Let go Starboard anchor

9.45pm: Admiralty officials & Contractor’s party discharged to tug

10.25pm: Anchor aweigh & proceeded as required to boom defence

11.08pm: Passed through defence & increased to full speed

[11.30pm]: Skelmorlie Buoy abeam

Sick list 2


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27 December 1916

[From Southern Base to Patrol]

Lat 55.5, Long -8.6

0.03am: Little Cumbrae abeam

0.52am: Holy Island abeam 1.5 miles distant

1.14am: Pladda Light abeam

1.55pm: Ailsa Craig abeam 1 mile distant

5.15am: Altacarry Light abeam 3 miles

8.00am: Inishtrahull abeam distance 1 mile

11.00am: Tory Island abeam 9 miles distant

Sick list 3


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28 December 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 57.2, Long -15.5

6.05pm: Altered course to intercept vessel

6.28pm: Stopped & boarded Danish SS KALO – Galveston to Corsor [Korsor] with cotton seed cake (Lat 57.8, Long -17.2). Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard – Midshipman Manby RNR

7.18pm: Shaped course N13W

9.43pm: Altered course to intercept steamship

10.20pm: Spoke Norwegian SS RANENFJORD, Christiania to New York (Lat 58.2, Long -17.7). Allowed to proceed

10.30pm: Shaped course N13W & proceeded

Sick list 4


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29 December 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.2, Long -21.0

7.30pm: Reduced to 70 revs to secure ammunition on fore well deck

8.00pm: Increased to full speed

Sick list 5


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30 December 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 55.2, Long -21.5

12.05pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS EBRO

5.30pm: Stopped & sent boat to EBRO for back Signals

5.50pm: Boat returned. Shaped course S5W & proceeded

Sick list 5


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31 December 1916

[At Patrol]

Lat 57.2, Long -20.7

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

1.00pm: Altered course to intercept steamship

1.40pm: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS TRODE[?] cargo phosphate from Savannah to Kirkwall for orders. Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard Midshipman Cunningham RNR

2.20pm: Shaped course N30E & proceeded

Sick list 3


THE VOYAGES OF HMS CHANGUINOLA 1917

JP map Changuinola 1917

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917


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Page signed: Ar H Reade, Navigating Officer

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1 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 61.6, Long -20.0

Zigzag throughout

7.30am: Hands washing down

9.30am: Hands cleaning out boats & painting ventilators

11.10am: Divisions, prayers & physical drill

12.30pm: Working party cleaning out No1 hold

Zigzag throughout

2.30pm: Altered course to N48W

4.00pm: Quarters. Physical drill

Zigzag every 10 minutes

10.50pm: Altered course to S67E

Zigzag throughout

Sick list 3


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2 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.7, Long -17.5

12.50pm: Altered course to intercept steamship

2.00pm: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler THOMAS STRATTEN, Iceland Fishing Grounds to Hull with fish. Allowed to proceed (Lat 63.0, Long -17.4)

2.50pm: Shaped course & proceeded

3.30pm: Altered course to intercept steamship

4.00pm: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler AISNE, Hull to Iceland Fishing Grounds in ballast. Allowed to proceed

4.15pm: Boat returned. Shaped course to intercept trawler

4.25pm: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler ZAREE, Grimsby to Iceland Fishing Grounds in ballast. Allowed to proceed

4.35pm: Shaped course S65E & proceeded

7.55pm: Altered course to intercept vessel

Fired 2 rounds blank 3-pounder

8.25pm: Stopped & boarded Danish Motor Ketch ISLAND from Korsor to Reykjavik with 13 tons grain. Allowed to proceed (Lat 63.2, Long -15.7)

9.06pm: Shaped course S89E & proceeded

Sick list 3


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3 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 64.1, Long -10.3

2.00pm: Altered course to intercept steamship

2.10pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS PATUCA

2.30pm: Stopped & sent boat to PATUCA for 3 privates Royal Marine Light Infantry (Private Hardy rejoining & Privates Billingsley & Barnard joining ship)

2.50pm: Boat returned. Shaped course S39W & proceeded

Sick list 3


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4 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 64.0, Long -8.9

12.40pm: Challenged and exchanged pendants with HMS ANDES

1.05pm: Stopped & sent boat to ANDES for despatch (Lat 63.8, Long -9.2)

1.30pm: Boat returned. Shaped course S58W & proceeded

Sick list 4


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5 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.8, Long -9.2

3.20pm: Altered course to intercept vessel

3.55pm: Stopped & boarded Danish Motor Ketch SJARSOENAN[?] previously boarded by EBRO. Allowed to proceed (Lat 63.2, Long -10.0) [This ship is recorded in the EBRO’s log for 5 January 1917 as SJOPTJORAN. The Danish Ships List for 1917 does not include a ship by either name but it may be the SJOSTJARNAN ]

Sick list 4


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6 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.9, Long -9.0

4.08pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS EBRO. Altered course to close

4.30pm: Stopped & sent boat for despatch (Lat 63.3, Long -9.5)

4.48pm: Boat returned. Shaped course S76W & proceeded

Sick list 4


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7 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 64.1, Long -9.3

10.00am: Performed Divine Service. Cruising at Rendezvous awaiting HMS PATUCA

10.45am: Observed PATUCA bearing NNE, altered course to close

11.30am: Stopped, received despatch

11.45am: Shaped course S49W & proceeded

Sick list 4


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8 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.1, Long -16.2

Sick list 3


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9 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.8, Long -14.8

Sick list 3


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10 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.3, Long -12.9

10.46am: Stopped to place bottom lines

10.58am: Proceeded

Sick list 3


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11 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.5, Long -7.1

4.00am: Myggenaes Light abeam, distance 20 miles

9.00am: Hands employed rigging coaling gear

Sick list 3


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12 January 1917

[From Patrol to Northern Base, and at Northern Base (Swarbacks Minn, Shetland)]

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

5.40am: Observed Esha Ness Light bearing S40E

6.54am: Observed Hillswick Light (S62E)

6.56am: Esha Ness Light abeam distance 3 miles

7.00am: Muckle Roe S37E

7.45am: Muckle Roe abeam

7.53am: Passed through defence & proceeded to No 3 anchorage

8.13am: Let go port anchor

8.20am: Ship brought up. Finished with engines

8.40am: Colliers KNIGHTSGARTH & QUEENSGARTH fast on Starboard & Port sides respectively

8.50am: Commenced coaling

Noon: Ceased coaling

0.55pm: Resumed coaling

2.00pm: Mail sent to HMS GIBRALTAR

4.00pm: Stopped coaling

4.25pm: Resumed. Private A Moss & Private J Gibson, Royal Marine Light Infantry, discharged to Gosport Barracks for duty in defensively armed ships

6.30pm: Corporal Guerin, Royal Marine Light Infantry, injured in Starboard collier & sent to HMHS BERBICE

7.00pm: Ceased coaling

7.55pm: Resumed

10.00pm: Ceased coaling for the night


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13 January 1917

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

7.15am: Hands resumed coaling ship

10.00am: Fireman Byrne sent to Hospital Ship BERBICE

11.00am: Sick Berth Rating Fleet sent for examination

11.50am: Sling of coal landed on party starboard forward coaling gangway knocking Petty Officer Watkins & Able Seaman Orr into Collier badly injuring both

1.00pm: Resumed coaling

2.30pm: Collier QUEENSGARTH cast off

3.00pm: Petty Officer Watkins & Able Seaman Orr sent to Hospital Ship BERBICE

4.50pm: Dropped Starboard anchor

5.00pm: Finished all coaling. Received 1350 tons coal


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14 January 1917

[At Northern Base, and from Northern Base to Patrol]

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

Reprimanded Assistant Paymaster Reginald Houghton RNR for having been drunk on board HMS ORVIETO on 13 January 1917 (Signed R Houghton AP RNR and HCR Brocklebank Acting Captain)

3.20pm: Hands preparing ship for sea

3.30pm: Hove up Starboard anchor

4.35pm: Anchor aweigh, engines & helm as required to defence

4.56pm: Passed through defence

5.00pm: Shaped course N23W off Muckle Roe

5.30pm: Hillswick abeam distance 3 miles

6.00pm: Esha Ness abeam 3 miles

Sick list 4


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15 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.8, Long -7.0

1.40am: Challenged & received answer from ship

12.42pm: Port engine stopped for repairs

12.49pm: Port engine repaired

4.30pm: Challenged by & exchanged pendants with HMS ORVIETO

Sick list 4


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16 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.7, Long -10.2

11.00am: Altered course to S80E to intercept steamship. Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS EBRO. Observed HMS OTWAY

11.45am: EBRO examining steamship. Proceeded

3.00pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS MOTAGUA

4.25pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS HILDEBRAND

4.50pm: Stopped & sent boat to HILDEBRAND for rating

5.09pm: Boat returned. Shaped course S45W & proceeded

Sick list 2


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17 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.3, Long -10.6

5.05pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS MOLDAVIA

Sick list 4


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18 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.5, Long -10.1

2.00pm: Working party bailing water from forepeak

Sick list 2


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19 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.8, Long -10.5

2.00pm: Working party cleaning out forepeak

Sick list Nil


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20 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.9, Long -10.2

4.50am: Altered course to intercept vessel

5.15am: Stopped & examined Danish Schooner ABBA with clearance from Kirkwall (Lat 59.2. Long -9.2). Allowed to proceed

5.20am: Resumed patrol


Sick list Nil


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21 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.6, Long -12.2

0.45am: Altered course to intercept steamship

1.25am: Stopped & spoke SS DANIA (Danish) bound to Kirkwall with armed guard ex HMS HILDEBRAND. Allowed to proceed

1.30am: Proceeded N80E

10.00am: Muster by open list

10.30am: Divine Service performed

Sick list 1


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22 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.3, Long -14.5

8.00am: General quarters

8.40am: Sounded secure

3.00pm: Working party cleaning out fore peak

Sick list 3


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23 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.7, Long -14.7

9.45am: Altered course to intercept steamship

9.57am: Spoke Danish SS NORDVHUEIN [No ship of this name in the Danish Ship List 1917, possibly SS NORDHVALEN?] with armed guard on board (Lat 59.8, Long -14.1)

10.15am: Shaped course N81W & proceeded

Sick list 3


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24 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.8, Long -14.8

Midnight: Observed white light bearing S10W, altered course to intercept

0.15am: Light disappeared

0.35am: Resumed patrol (Lat 59.7, Long -15.1)

7.00pm: Observed light & altered course to intercept

7.15pm: Spoke Norwegian SS EALINO[?] Newcastle to New York (Lat 59.5, Lat -16.4). Allowed to proceed

7.25pm: Shaped course S75E & proceeded

Sick list 2


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25 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.4, Long -14.0

Sick list 1


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26 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.3, Long -14.6

3.00am: Vessel labouring & rolling heavily

5.20pm: Observed steamship bearing ESE & sounded General Quarters. Altered course to intercept

5.46pm: Spoke Norwegian SS NORFOLK Tyne to Savannah in ballast, flying correct boarding flag. "X". (Lat 59.5, Long -13.5) Allowed to proceed

5.50pm: Altered course to S30E & proceeded

Sick list 1


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27 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.2, Long -15.1

Sick list 2


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28 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.2, Long -14.9

0.03am: Altered course to intercept steamship

0.50am: Stopped & boarded Danish SS NORDFARER, Galveston to Aalborg with oilcake (Lat 59.3, Long -14.6). Sent to Kirkwall with armed guard, Midshipman Cunningham RNR in charge

1.35am: Boat returned, shaped course N88W & proceeded

6.40am: Altered course to intercept vessel

7.20am: Intercepted Danish Schooner ABBA, previously examined (Lat 59.0, Long -16.2)

8.00am: Shaped course S85E & proceeded

11.00am: Divine Service performed

4.20pm: Altered course to intercept vessel

5.08pm: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS SKOGLAND, New York to Trondheim, general cargo (Lat 59.6, Long -13.5). Sent to Kirkwall with Armed Guard, Midshipman Manby RNR in charge

5.45pm: Boat returned, shaped course S80W & proceeded

Sick list 4


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29 January 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.1, Long -11.3

4.15am: Observed light bearing S18E

4.45am: Stopped & boarded Danish Steam Trawler EGGERT GLASSON [?EGGERT OLAFSSON], Fleetwood to Reykjavik with Green Clearance (Lat 59.4, Long -12.1). Allowed to proceed

5.20am: Shaped course S28E. Full speed to intercept steamship

5.55am: Spoke Norwegian SS FRAM flying correct boarding flag (Lat 59.3, Long -12.0). Allowed to proceed

6.00am: Shaped course S18E & proceeded

8.15am: Altered course to East to intercept steamship

8.45am: Spoke Swedish SS IRIS previously boarded (Lat 59.0, Long -11.2). Shaped course S22W & proceeded

9.40am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS HILARY

10.18am: Stopped & sent boat to HILARY (Lat 59.0, Long -11.3)

10.40am: Boat returned with Engineer Sub Lieutenant J Morsten RNR, J Allan Surgeon Probationary RNVR & Able Seaman G Jones, all to be discharged to hospital

11.00am: Shaped course S76E & proceeded

12.20pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS EBRO

2.20pm: Intercepted Danish Schooner HAMLET previously boarded by EBRO

Sick list 4


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30 January 1917

[From Patrol to Loch Ewe]

Lat 57.86, Long -5.66

1.25am: Observed Butt of Lewis Light S4W

5.15am: Butt of Lewis abeam 12.5 miles distant

6.37am: Ru Stoer Light abeam 10 miles distant

8.18am: Passed through defence & proceeded to anchorage using engines & helms as required

8.40am: Let go Starboard anchor

8.55am: Brought up & rang off engines

9.35am: Collier FORD CASTLE fast on port side

9.50am: Commenced coaling ship

10.25am: Collier REDESDALE [?REDESMERE] fast to starboard

Hands coaling ship

11.30am: 3 cases from HILARY discharged to hospital

Noon: Stopped coaling for dinner

12.55pm: Hands resumed coaling ship

5.00pm: Hands to tea

5.30pm: Resumed coaling

7.00pm: Hands to supper

8.00pm: Resumed coaling

9.30pm: Received mail on board

11.00pm: Finished coaling for the night

Sick list 5


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31 January 1917

[At Loch Ewe]

Lat 57.86, Long -5.66

7.00am: Hands resumed coaling

Noon: Ceased coaling for dinner

1.00pm: Resumed coaling ship

2.40pm: Able Seaman Meade injured whilst coaling ship

3.00pm: Finished all coaling. Received 1150 tons

3.30pm: Collier REDESDALE [?REDESMERE] cast off

3.45pm: Collier FORDCASTLE cast off

5.00pm: Hands washing down & unrigging coaling gear

Sick list 4



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917


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1 February 1917

[At Loch Ewe]

Lat 57.86, Long -5.66

7.00am: Hands washing down

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.30am: Able Seaman Meade discharged to hospital

1.15pm: Landed liberty men

5.00pm: Liberty men returned

5.30pm: Hoisted sea boats. Ammunition supplied

9.40pm: Hove short

9.55pm: Anchor aweigh, canted ship & proceeded 70 revs

10.21pm: Passed through defence & increased to full speed

10.28pm: Sgeir an Araig island abeam

10.33pm: Resolution Rock South

10.38pm: Altered course N7E

11.00pm: Commenced zigzag

Sick list 5


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2 February 1917

[From Loch Ewe to Patrol]

Lat 60.1, Long -8.2

0.04am: South Ear abeam 11.75 miles distant

0.27am: Tiumpan Head abeam 12.25 miles

1.45am: Butt of Lewis abeam 10.5 miles

2.30am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS PATUCA

11.00am: Challenged by & exchanged pendants with HMS MOTAGUA altered course to close

11.20am: Stopped & sent sea boats for mail (Lat 60.1, Long -8.2)

11.40am: Boats returned. Shaped course N15E & proceeded

3.40pm: Altered course to intercept steamship

4.20pm: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler SHAMROCK GW1 (Lat 60.8, Long -8.5). Allowed to proceed

4.45pm: Boat returned. Shaped course N12E & proceeded

Sick list 3


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3 February 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.9, Long -9.5

9.20am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with CHAMPAGNE

Sick list 4


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4 February 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.1, Long -9.2

5.55am: Shipped heavy sea forward. Reduced to 50 revs. Carried away port & starboard boarding boats with gear in fore well deck. Fo’c'sle gun platform & gun shelter. Stove in No 2 hatch flooding slop room & damaging clothing (Lat 63.5, Long -9.5)

Lost overboard: 3 6" Quickfire Common shell & 1 High Explosive shell Quickfire. One combined sponge & rammer for 6" Breech Loader

Sick list 5


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5 February 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.2, Long -9.3

9.00am: Hands clearing wreckage from fore well deck & clearing ship of snow

5.20pm: Observed smoke (SSW) altered course to S20W & increased to full speed

6.30pm: No further sign of smoke. Abandoned chase & resumed patrol

10.28pm: Observed steamship without lights (NxW) steering to the eastward. Altered course to intercept & increased to full speed. Fired 1 round 3 pounder blank. Sounded General Quarters. Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS HILDEBRAND

10.40pm: Sounded secure. Resumed patrol

Sick list 5


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6 February 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.6, Long -9.5

Sick list 4


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7 February 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.0, Long -10.9

11.30am: Hands supplying ammunition. Rigging target and as requisite

1.00pm: Working party rigging temporary platform to fo’c'sle gun

4.00pm: Observed HMS ALSATIAN bearing N29W

4.23pm: Altered course to S5E

4.40pm: Stopped & received mails for transmission from ALSATIAN

4.57pm: Shaped course N31E & proceeded


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8 February 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 65.7, Long -9.9

1.50pm: Observed HMS VIRGINIAN altered course to close

2.20pm: Stopped to discharge mail. In lowering port [?sea] boat forward fall took charge[?] seriously injuring [left blank] Murray, Master At Arms.

2.45pm: Rehoisted boat and shaped course N50E & proceeded

Sick list 4


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9 February 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 67.3, Long -10.3

12.55pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS AVENGER (N35W). Courses as required to close

1.45pm: Stopped & discharged mails & confidential papers to AVENGER’s cutter

1.55pm: Shaped course S44W & proceeded

3.15pm: Observed VIRGINIAN S40W

3.45pm: Stopped & transferred mail to VIRGINIAN’s cutter

4.00pm: Shaped course S41E & proceeded

Sick list 4


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10 February 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 67.4, Long -11.6

9.20am: Challenged by & exchanged pendants with HMS ANDES bearing WxN. Altered course to close

9.55am: Stopped & discharged 2 Service letters & mail to ANDES cutter (Lat 67.1, Long -11.3)

10.05am: Shaped course North & proceeded

Sick list 2


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11 February 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.7, Long -9.7

9.35am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS HILDEBRAND

10.00am: Reduced to 70 revs & took station on HILDEBRAND. Various courses & speeds

10.25am: Stopped & sent boat for 2 armed guards & ratings. Corporal Guerin returned from hospital

10.50am: Shaped course S46W & proceeded

Sick list 4


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12 February 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.2, Long -12.1

8.40am: Observed steamship bearing S5E

8.45am: Altered course to intercept

9.26am: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler TORONTO from Hull to Iceland fishing grounds. Allowed to proceed

9.50pm: Shaped course S34W & proceeded

2.00pm: Altered course to N30W to drop target

2.10pm: Stopped & dropped target

2.15pm: Proceeded 87 revs as required for target practice. Fired 6 rounds practice each gun

3.15pm: Ceased firing

3.40pm: Stopped picked up target

3.45pm: Shaped course S11W & proceeded

Sick list 4


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13 February 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.3, Long -11.7

10.10am: Observed vessel bearing N30E. Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS COLUMBELLA. Altered course to close

10.35am: Stopped & sent boat for ratings

10.58am: Shaped course S68W & proceeded

5.35pm: Observed Rockall bearing N84W

Sick list 4


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14 February 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 56.8, Long -10.6

10.55am: Observed vessel bearing S10W

11.39am: Stopped & boarded Danish schooner EDSKE SMIT, Frederickstad [?Frederikshavn]. West Indies to Copenhagen. (Lat 56.8, Long -10.6) General cargo. Sent to Stornoway with armed guard in charge Lieut Allen RNR

12.20pm: Boat returned. Shaped course S3E & proceeded

10.36pm: Observed Innishtrahull Light bearing S17W

Sick list 2


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15 February 1917

At Sea [from Patrol to Glasgow]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

0.08am: Innishtrahull abeam 7 miles distant

1.40am: Observed Altacarry Light S50E

2.22am: Altacarry Light bearing N13W

3.50am: Maidens abeam distance 4 miles

4.00am: Maidens bearing N86W

4.55am: Corsewall Point abeam

5.40am: Ailsa Craig abeam distance 2 miles

6.30am: Holy Island abeam 1 mile distant

7.38am: Cumbrae abeam distance 0.75 miles

8.12am: Skelmorlie Buoy abeam

8.30am: Slow approaching defence

9.00am: Stopped. Pilot boarded

9.05am: Proceeded to anchorage

9.20am: Let go Starboard anchor

11.50am: Hove up

12.03pm: Tug FLYING SCOTSMAN fast aft

1.38pm: Tug FLYING SWALLOW fast forward

2.45pm: Entered Princes Dock (G Shed, Canting Basin)

3.10pm: All fast in berth

3.50pm: Mail arrived on board

4.00pm: Long leave party landed

6.00pm: J Murray, Master At Arms, discharged to Royal Infirmary, Glasgow

7.00pm: Corporal Edwards RMLI joined ship

8.00pm: 6 Ratings left ship for depot, 12 RNVR ratings joined ship


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16 February 1917

At Southern Base [Glasgow]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

8.45am: Hands painting funnel & clearing timber from No 2 tween decks

10.05am: Commenced pumping out after tank

11.45am: Warrants 88 & 89 read

1.00pm: Fireman Courtney & Fireman Young left with escort for Barlinnie

3.10pm: Escort returned

5.15pm: Cast off aft

5.40pm: Stern hawser carried away

5.48pm: All fast aft

6.30pm: Entered dry dock (No 8)

6.45pm: Commenced shoring up

7.00pm: Ship took chocks

9.00pm: 11 Ratings left ship for depot

Sick list Nil


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17 February 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dry Dock

5.30am: Shore labour commenced in dry dock

7.00am: Hands ranging cables in dry dock

8.45am: Cables ranged in dry dock

10.00am: Six rivets in afterpeak tank found to be leaking badly

2.30pm: Watch on board pumping out forepeak

7.30pm: Fireman Gorly reported to have escaped from escort (Corporal Cartwright and Private Young, Royal Marine Light Infantry) while being escorted from Barlinnie to ship. Civil police notified

9.30pm: Forepeak pumped dry

Sick list Nil


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18 February 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dry Dock

10.00am: Gas reported in starboard side bunker. Hatches opened up for ventilation

10.20am: Smouldering discovered. All necessary precautions taken for fire

1.00pm: All signs of fire disappeared

2.00pm: Hands pumping out afterpeak

3.30pm: Shore labour proceeding. Lifted Starboard & Port II guns

8.30pm: Pumping party finished for the night

Sick list Nil


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19 February 1917

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dry Dock

7.00am: Cables hove inboard

8.45am: Hands stowing cables & taking stores aboard

10.00am: Gun sights tested

Shore labour proceeding

Sick list Nil


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20 February 1917

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dry Dock

8.30am: Engineer Sub Lieut Davidson joined ship from HMS VICTORY

11.30am: Hands cleaning out afterpeak & refrigerators

2.00pm: Shore labour proceeding. Gun sights being tested

7.00pm: Shore labour proceeding throughout on propellers & painting ship’s bottom

Sick list Nil


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21 February 1917

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dry Dock

8.45am: Hands employed painting out cabins & afterpeak

Shore labour proceeding

Sick list Nil


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22 February 1917

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dry Dock

8.30am: Hands cleaning ship & preparing for coaling

10.00am: Examined plugs in Ship's bottom & found same all correct

10.15am: Commenced flooding dock

11.15am: Ship afloat

11.28am: FLYING CONDOR fast aft

11.46am: Passed out of dry dock

11.50am: FLYING SCOTSMAN fast forward

12.10pm: Turned ship

12.30pm: Fast in Princes Dock coaling berth (28 South Basin)

3.15pm: Commenced coaling with 21 men & 2 foremen

5.00pm: Broken through coaling ship, one looking glass in Navigating Officer’s cabin

9.00pm: Stopped coaling for supper. Shifted ship astern

10.30pm: Resumed coaling


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23 February 1917

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock Coaling tip

4.00am: Coaling stopped for half an hour

6.00am: Coaling party changed shifts, 24 men & 3 foremen resumed

11.00am: Finished all coaling. Received 1132 tons

11.30am: Left coaling berth in charge of Pilot & tugs FLYING SUNDRIFT [?FLYING SPINDRIFT] & FLYING CONDOR

11.45am: After tow rope carried away. Let go anchor

11.53am: Hove up anchor

12.30pm: All fast in new berth (No 3 North Basin)


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24 February 1917

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

8.45am: After wire spring carried away owing to ship sliding off mud bank at Low Water

9.05am: Ship secured

2.30pm: Stoker W Nichol sent to Barlinnie Prison

4.15pm: Discharged Sergeant Comport, Royal Marine Light Infantry, to Barracks

Sick list Nil


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25 February 1917

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

8.00am: Lieut Commander Reade RNR left ship. Lieut T Smith RNR appointed to Navigating duties

10.45am: Singled up. Tugs fast. (Forward FLYING DUTCHMAN, Aft FLYING CONDOR)

11.33am: Left berth in charge of Pilot & two tugs

Noon: Passed into river & proceeded under Pilot's orders

12.23pm: FLYING CONDOR cast off

12.50pm: Passed Dalmuir Light

1.48pm: Passed Dumbarton Rock. Both after tow ropes carried away

2.40pm: Disembarked Pilot

2.45pm: Stopped to place bottom lines

2.55pm: Proceeded N63W

3.20pm: Passed through boom gate

3.40pm: Passed Skelmorlie Buoy

4.15pm: Little Cumbrae abeam 0.25 miles

5.00pm: Holy Island abeam 2 miles

6.10pm: Holy Island abeam 4 miles

6.50pm: Observed Maidens bearing S68W

9.35pm: Torr Point abeam

10.05pm: Fair Head abeam

10.00pm: Challenged by & exchanged pendants with HMS ACHILLES

10.15pm: Southern extent Rathlin Island abeam


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26 February 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 55.9, Long -10.3

2.45am: Observed Dubh Artach Light

3.14am: Observed Skerryvore Light

Sick list 1


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27 February 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.7, Long -12.0

1.40pm: Observed HMS EBRO bearing NE. Altered course to close

1.58pm: Stopped & discharged ratings to EBRO's cutter & communicated

2.25pm: Shaped course N22E & proceeded

5.20pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS OTWAY

Sick list 1


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28 February 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.6, Long -11.7

6.42am: Altered course to intercept steamship

7.16am: Stopped & spoke Norwegian SS BRAZIL with clearance from Lerwick, allowed to proceed

7.30am: Shaped course N10E & proceeded

8.05am: Observed vessel bearing N30W. Altered course to intercept

9.00am: Spoke Norwegian SS LANDVARD. Flying boarding flag. Allowed to proceed (Lat 62.2, Long -11.5)

9.05am: Shaped course N8E & proceeded

10.20am: Observed steamship bearing North, altered course to intercept

11.00am: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS HERMION previously boarded by HMS ARMADALE CASTLE. Allowed to proceed (Lat 62.2, Long -11.9)

11.35am: Boat returned. Shaped course N83E

2.00pm: Challenged by & exchanged pendants with HMS ALSATIAN bearing E0.5S

Sick list 1



LOGS FOR MARCH 1917


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1 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 64.0, Long -10.8

1.35am: Exercised Sea boats crew

Zigzag every 10 minutes

5.25am: Reduced to 80 Revs

6.15am: Altered course N1E

7.30am: Hands fall in, scrub & wash decks

8.00am: Increased to 87 Revs

9.00am: Hands rigging jackstays for Splinter Nets

10.00am: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve class at instruction. Firemen at squad drill

11.10am: Divisions & prayers

11.55am: Reduced to 70 Revs & stopped zigzag

Noon: Altered course S5W

1.50pm: Turned ship head to sea, S40W, to batten down hatches

2.10pm: Resumed course

2.30pm: Working party rigging Splinter Nets

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

Read warrant 91. C Midgeley RNVR confined to cells (5 days)

Steady course

7.00pm: Altered course N1E Steady Course

Sick list 1


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2 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 64.3, Long -10.4

1.30pm: Ward room servants at Loader Practice, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve class to 6-inch Gun Drill

5.50pm: Altered course to intercept vessel

6.00pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS AVENGER

6.00pm: Proceeded S33W

Sick list 1


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3 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 64.1, Long -10.3

11.55am: Stopped, exercised guns crew at 3-Pounder with common shell. Proceeded various courses & speeds

12.15pm: Finished 3-Pounder exercise, proceeded S15E

12.50pm: Altered course to intercept vessel

1.25pm: Spoke Norwegian Barque PERICLES, previously examined by Patrol (Lat 64.2, Long -10.1). Allowed to proceed

1.30pm: Shaped course S7E

Sick list 1


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4 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 64.7, Long -10.1

10.10am: Divisions & Divine Service

Sick list 1


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5 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.8, Long -9.8

6.10am: Observed vessel steaming without lights bearing SE/E, altered course to intercept & sounded “Action Stations”

6.50am: Sounded “Disperse”. Signalled Russian SS TSESAREVITCH ALEXEI [?] from Kola to Liverpool in ballast. Steamed round awaiting orders from Senior Officer

9.45am: Received orders to allow ship to proceed

10.00am: Shaped course N5W

6.13pm: Altered course S10E to intercept steamship

6.25pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS PATIA

6.28pm: Resumed course S22E

8.15pm: Signalled HMS PATIA

Sick list 1


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6 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 64.2, Long -10.8

9.55am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS AVENGER & PATIA

1.30-2.00pm: Endeavouring to communicate with HMS AVENGER

Sick list 2


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7 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.1, Long -14.5

Sick list 5


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8 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.7, Long -20.7

4.05pm: Observed Vestmannaeyjar bearing N40E. Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS VIRGINIAN

Sick list 5


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9 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.5, Long -29.0

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning up holds & recovering voice pipes

12.25pm: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS PATIA

Sick list 5


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10 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.7, Long -21.9

Sick list 3


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11 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 61.9, Long -17.3

1.30am: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS PATIA

10.10am: Divisions & Divine Service

8.35pm: Altered course S40E to intercept vessel

9.40pm: Stopped & closely examined British Steam Trawler BRIDLINGTON H1009 (Lat 62.1, Long -13.6 [incorrectly shown as E in logbook]). Allowed to proceed

10.00pm: Proceeded Full Speed Ahead. Shaped course S78E

10.40pm: Altered course N34W to intercept vessel.

11.00pm: Stopped, closely examined British Steam Trawler ARALIA GY371. Allowed to proceed

11.00pm: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS ARMADALE CASTLE. Proceeded Full Speed S78E

Sick list 4


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12 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.8, Long -7.6

9.30am: Observed Faroe Islands bearing S50E

10.00am: Hands employed rigging coaling gear

11.55am: Sounded

3.00pm: East end Fuglo [Fugloy] bearing S32W

6.12pm: Sounded

6.25pm: Sighted vessel bearing S25E. Altered course East to intercept

6.55pm: Stopped & examined Norwegian SS ALFRED NOBEL flying correct boarding flag (Lat 62.2, Long -4.9). Allowed to proceed

6.58pm: Proceeded, Shaped course N21W

Sick list 4


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13 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.2, Long -10.8

9.34am: Sighted steamship bearing NW/W, altered course to intercept

11.20am: Stopped, boarded Danish SS NORDHVALEN. Christiansand to Baltimore in ballast. Obtained written guarantee from her to call at Halifax. Steaming round ship awaiting orders from Senior Officer

12.58pm: Received orders from Senior Officer to allow SS NORDHVALEN to proceed. Shaped course N17E

2.30pm: Working party rigging loader in No 2 hold for drill purposes

Sick list 4


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14 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.6, Long -6.2

6.50am: Observed land bearing S25E (Magnetic)

11.00am: Hands rigging coaling shoots etc

Sick list 4


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15 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.3, Long -4.8

6.20am: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS MOTAGUA

8.40am: Observed land bearing NW/N

10.30am: Fore rigging examined, screws stripped & examined

1.00pm: Working party recovering rigging screws

11.30pm: Sounded. Observed Esha Ness Light bearing S16E

Sick list 4


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16 March 1917

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

0.50am: Esha Ness bearing S12E distance 7 miles

1.15am: Esha Ness Light abeam (S67E Magnetic) distance 4 miles

1.32am: Esha Ness bearing N63E, Muckle Roe bearing S51E, altered course S42E. Entered Swept Channel

2.17am: Muckle Roe abeam 0.25 miles

2.30am: Passed Boom

2.45am: Let go Starboard anchor in No 1 berth

3.15am: Ship swung, cable secured

7.00am: Hands fall in for coal ship

8.20am: Colliers CAIRNNEVIS & DE FONTAINE fast to port & starboard

8.25am: Commenced coaling

Noon: Stopped coaling for dinner

1.00pm: Resumed coaling

1.05pm: Able Seaman J W Pennington RNVR Official No 45. Age 34. Passed Away [Official No per National Archives is Z/1741]

4.00pm: Hands to tea

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

7.00pm: Hands to supper

7.15pm: Coaling party from HMS GIBRALTAR finished work for day

9.00pm: Stopped coaling for the night

Sick list 5


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17 March 1917

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

6.00am: Collier CAIRNNEVIS cast off

6.45am: Collier WESTWOOD fast port side

7.20am: GIBRALTAR coaling party alongside

8.50am: Finished coaling. Took in 850 Tons

9.00am: Colliers cast off

9.50am: Midshipman J Howell RNR discharged to Hospital Ship BERBICE

11.00am: Hands cleaning ship, unrigging coaling gear

1.40pm: Funeral Party left ship with mortal remains of Able Seaman J W Pennington RNVR for interment in Voe Cemetery

3.00pm: Stand by engines & as required to clear HMS MOTAGUA

3.10pm: Finished with engines

3.45pm: Funeral Party returned to ship

Sick list 2


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18 March 1917

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

7.30am: Celebrated Holy Communion

10.15am: Divine Service

1.30pm: Let go Port anchor

5.10pm: Hoisted gig, ammunition party getting up ammunition & preparing ship for sea

7.00pm: Sailing orders cancelled

Sick list 2


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19 March 1917

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

7.25pm: Mail aboard, 5 bags registered

Sick list 3


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20 March 1917

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

11.00am: 4 Bags mail aboard

Sick list 3


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21 March 1917

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

11.30am: Received orders to take in 400 Tons coal. Hands rigging coaling gear

1.00pm: Hands rigging coaling gear

2.15pm: Colliers WESTWOOD & DE FONTAINE fast to Starboard & Port

2.25pm: Commenced coaling

3.45pm: Port Loading Door No 2 hold found to be leaking in consequence of damage done by SS CAIRNNEVIS coming alongside on 16th instant

6.00pm: Mail sent to HMS GIBRALTAR

6.30pm: Finished coaling. Colliers cast off

6.45pm: Hove up Port anchor

7.05pm: Weighed anchor

7.20pm: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded various courses & speeds

7.45pm: Passed through boom defence

7.52pm: Muckle Roe abeam bearing N40E

8.47pm: Esha Ness abeam

Sick list 4


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22 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.7, Long -7.1

10.05am: Observed Vessel bearing NW

10.20am: Altered course to intercept. Courses as requisite

10.30am: Stopped & boarded British Trawler RIBBLE H255 (Lat 60.7, Long -6.7)

10.52am: Proceeded. Shaped course S84W

1.15pm: Intercepted Danish Schooner ROLF with Armed Guard aboard. Allowed to proceed

5.45pm: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS ORVIETO

6.05pm: Stopped & received ratings from HMS ORVIETO

6.15pm: Proceeded, shaped course S86W

9.02pm: Observed steamship bearing S18W

9.05pm: Altered course S15W to intercept

9.45pm: Stopped & signalled SS PETRA, Norwegian, Belgium Relief ship from Halifax. Flying correct boarding flag. Allowed to proceed

9.50pm: Shaped course N84W

Sick list 4


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23 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.1, Long -12.9

1.00pm: Altered course N10E to intercept vessel

1.55pm: Stopped, boarded Norwegian NATUNA from Savannah to Nordense[?] with oil cake (Lat 59.2, Long -13.3). Sent to Stornoway with armed guard in charge of Sub Lieut Farmer RNR

2.35pm: Shaped course N82W, proceeded

6.15pm: Altered course N23E to intercept vessel

7.30pm: Stopped, boarded Norwegian Barque ALCYON from Galveston to Aarhus with cotton seed cake. Sent to Stornoway with armed guard in charge of Lieut O'Brien RNR

8.10pm: Boat returned. Proceeded, shaped course S48E

Sick list 6


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24 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.7, Long -11.8

1.00am: Altered course to intercept vessel

1.18am: Stopped & examined British Trawler PHOEBE. Allowed to proceed

1.28am: Proceeded, shaped course S82E

1.35am: Altered course to intercept vessel

1.45am: Examined British Trawler MANNOFIELD. Allowed to proceed

1.52am: Proceeded, shaped course S78E

7.38am: Sighted sailing vessel bearing N5E, altered course N45W to intercept

8.00am: Observed sailing vessel ALCYON previously boarded

1.30pm: Observed HMS EBRO

1.53pm: Stopped. Boat from HMS EBRO alongside. Discharged 3 ratings for HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

2.00pm: Proceeded, shaped course N82W

4.15-4.45pm: Signalling with HMS EBRO

5.30pm: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS ORVIETO

Sick list 6


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25 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.3, Long -13.9

10.10am: Divisions & Divine Service

Sick list 7


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26 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.6, Long -14.6

4.25pm: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel

5.04pm: Stopped & boarded Norwegian Barque FISKAA, Galveston to Copenhagen with oil cake. Sent to Stornoway with armed guard in charge Sub Lieut Hayward RNR [The FISKAA was subsequently picked up by the Armed Trawler ROBERT SMITH on 30 March in accordance with orders, but was lost sight of in a blizzard the next day while being escorted to the Butt of Lewis. ROBERT SMITH & ARLEY were ordered to search for her during the remainder of the day, and resume escort if found, but they did not succeed in doing so. On 2 April she was intercepted by the COLUMBELLA while hove to and the Rear-Admiral Stornoway was informed with a view to her being escorted in by an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. On 7 April the FISKAA was sunk by the German submarine U46, 10 miles WNW of St Kilda, where the crew was later landed – there were no casualties. WALPOLE and TENBY CASTLE were ordered to St Kilda to embark CHANGUINOLA’s armed guard and the crew of the vessel, and take them to Stornoway. Per “The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War”, Navy Records Society 2003, and Wrecksite.]

5.31pm: Proceeded, shaped course S84E

Sick list 5


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27 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.1, Long -9.8

12.40pm: Sighted, challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS ARLANZA

Sick list 5


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28 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.2, Long -9.7

5.10pm: Observed steamship bearing WNW, altered course S84W to intercept

6.50pm: Signalled SS ASKELAD flying correct boarding flag. Allowed to proceed

9.00pm: Received orders from Senior Officer to intercept Belgian SS ADOLF DEPPE, altered course N28E

Sick list 5


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29 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 61.4, Long -10.3

8.40am: Altered course to intercept steamer

8.80am: Signalled Belgian Relief Ship ADOLF DEPPE

9.00am: Circling round steamship waiting orders from Senior Officer

1.40pm: Stopped, lowered sea boat, boarded SS ADOLF DEPPE from Halifax to Rotterdam, Green Clearance (Lat 61.5, Long -10.2). Allowed to proceed

2.30pm: Boat returned, proceeded, shaped course S22W

Sick list 3


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30 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.1, Long -9.9

Sick list 5


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31 March 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.6, Long -9.8

Sick list 3




LOGS FOR APRIL 1917


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Page signed: T Smith, Lieut RNR, Navigating Officer

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1 April 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.3, Long -10.6

1.20am: Increased to 70 Revs

Steady Course

4.00am: Altered course S88W increased to 87 Revs, commenced zigzag

7.30am: Hands fall in, scrub & wash decks

7.55am: Allowed 3 degrees leeway

10.30am: Divisions & Divine Service

Zigzag every 10 minutes

Noon: Altered course N64W

3.25pm: Reduced to 70 Revs. Stopped zigzag

4.00pm: Allowed 4 degrees leeway. Quarters

4.10pm: Reduced to 50 Revs. Ship hove to heading NNE

6.45pm: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel

7.10pm: Increased to 70 Revs. Courses as requisite

8.07pm: Signalled Norwegian barque SYLFIDEN. Flying boarding flag.

[The SYLFIDEN was to be sunk 10 days later on 11 April by the German submarine U-30, 50 miles NxW of Holmengraa. There were no casualties.]

8.15pm: Proceeded 70 Revs. Shaped course S76E

Steady Course

Sick list 3


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2 April 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.6, Long -11.2

2.00am: Wireless Aerial carried away

3.15am: Hove to

6.30am: Altered course S30W to intercept steamship

7.20am: Signalled Russian SS MOHILEFF [?MOGILEFF] from Newcastle to New York in ballast. Flying correct boarding flag. Allowed to proceed

1.00pm: Working Party restowing Store Room

Sick list 3


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3 April 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.3, Long -11.7

Noon: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS COLUMBELLA

3.30pm: Sighted steamship. Altered course S45W to intercept

3.40pm: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS ALMANZORA. Resumed course N73W

4.27pm: Exercised range finder practice with HMS ALMANZORA

6.55pm: Challenged by & exchanged Pendants with HMS COLUMBELLA

7.30pm: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS ALMANZORA

11.45pm: Challenged Patrol Ship

11.50pm: Exchanged Pendants with HMS KILDONAN CASTLE

Sick list 3


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4 April 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.3, Long -10.8

9.30am: Observed HMS AVENGER bearing N63E

9.58am: Took Station 8 cables Port Beam of AVENGER

10.12am: Stopped & received Vice Admiral aboard

Expended [left blank] Rounds 6-inch Ammunition

10.30-11.30am: Carried out Target Practice with 6-inch Guns. Courses & Speeds as requisite

Ammunition Expended:

8 Rounds (Practice) 6-inch Breech-Loader Mark XI

Full charge

27 Rounds 6-inch Quick Fire Mark II (Practice)

11.45am: Sounded Secure

12.10pm: Stopped. AVENGER’s boat alongside. Vice Admiral left ship. Proceeded various courses in search of target

12.40pm: Abandoned search for target

Sick list 3

[Vice-Admiral Tupper’s report to the Admiralty for 4 April states: “At 10am CHANGUINOLA was met and I went on board to witness target practice. In spite of a somewhat heavy sea, the practice was very good. I went round the messdecks and inspected the crew’s sleeping quarters, and was well satisfied with the general appearance and cleanliness of the Ship. The Ship was generally efficient.” Per “The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War”, Navy Records Society 2003.]


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5 April 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 57.3, Long -9.9

11.00am: Observed Innishtrahull Light bearing S10W

Sick list 4


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6 April 1917

[From Patrol to Southern Base]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

0.38am: Innishtrahull abeam bearing S70W

3.28am: South end Rathlin Island abeam

5.08am: Maidens abeam 4 miles

7.01am: Ailsa Craig abeam 3 miles

8.09am: Holy Island abeam 3 miles

9.04am: Little Cumbrae abeam 0.5 miles

10.05am: Passed through boom

10.15am: Stop. Pilot boarded

10.20am: Proceeded, under Pilot’s orders

12.41pm: Entered Princes Dock Basin

1.00pm: Alongside berth

1.10pm: Ship fast in berth. Finished with engines

2.00pm: Lieut O’Brien & Sub Lieut Farmer returned with Armed Guards

2.30pm: Hands fall in for payment

2.45pm: Mail aboard

5.00pm: Long leave party landed

5.10pm: Killeen, Fireman, brought on board by escort from HMS PATUCA

Sick list 2


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7 April 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

9.30am: Leading Seaman Bearder from HMS VERNON joined ship vice Petty Officer Lord, Leading Torpedo Operative

11.40am: Read Warrants Nos 93, 94 & 95

1.20pm: Fireman J Killeen & Able Seaman Prescott RNVR sent to Barlinnie Detention Prison & W Bainbridge to Barlinnie Detention barracks

Small arms & accoutrements lost during boarding operations:

5 Japanese Rifles

1 Sword Bayonet

1 Pistol Webley & accoutrements

Sick list 1


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8 April 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

10.15am: Church parties landed

Noon: Church parties returned

Sick list 1


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9 April 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

8.30am: Hands fall in, shifting 14 Tons Pig Iron from No 1 to No 4 hold

9.40am: RNVR Ratings Flint & Arthur joined ship from Portsmouth barracks

11.30am: Privates Shergold & Young discharged to Portsmouth

11.45am: Midshipmen Little, Sandes, Cotter & Cluff RNR joined ship from Portsmouth

1.15pm: Hands fall in, working at ballast

9.30pm: Work finished for day

Sick list 0


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10 April 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

10.30pm: Father Kelly (Roman Catholic) joined ship

Sick list 0


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11 April 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

9.00pm: Midshipman Mitchell RNR joined ship

Sick list 0


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12 April 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

10.00am: Long leave party returned

10.30am: Escort sent to Maybole for Stoker Askew (No 51)

11.00am: Commenced shifting berth

11.55am: Ship fast in coaling berth

3.30pm: Stoker Askew under escort arrived, placed under close arrest

Sick list 0


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13 April 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

8.30am: Shifted ship astern for coal tip to hoist

9.45am: 3 Firemen joined ship from HMS EAGLE

11.45am: While taking aboard winch, sling carried away, winch dropping into dock

1.15pm: Hands fall in, shifted ship ahead for salving winch

4.30pm: Shifted ship back to coaling berth. Ship ready for coaling

6.30pm: Coaling commenced

9.30pm: Stopped coaling for supper

10.30pm: Resumed coaling

Sick list 0


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14 April 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock Coal Tips

Coaling proceeding

12.45pm: Stopped coaling

3.30pm: Resumed coaling with 2 foremen & 36 men

8.40pm: Finished coaling. Took in 1473 tons

Sick list 0


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15 April 1917

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

8.45am: Hands fall in, cleaning & preparing ship for sea

2.00pm: Mr Copland & M Courmont embarked [“The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War”, Navy Records Society 2003 contains a reference for 2 April 1917 to orders for HMS ANDES to embark the French Consul at Reykjavik and Mr George Copland for passage to Iceland. They are recorded as embarking on 10 April and leaving the ship again on 13 April.]

3.00pm: Singled up moorings, tugs fast forward & aft (CHIEFTAIN & CAMPAIGNER)

3.15pm: Left wharf & proceeded under pilot’s orders

3.50pm: Entered river. Proceeded down river, courses & speeds as requisite. Forward tug left at Bowling

5.43pm: Stopped off Princes Pier Greenock. Discharged Pilot & aft tug. Placed bottom lines

6.22pm: Passed through boom

6.49pm: Cumbrae abeam

7.40pm: Holy Island abeam 1 mile

8.44pm: Ailsa Craig abeam 0.75 miles

Sick 0


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16 April 1917

[From Southern Base to Patrol]

Lat 56.1, Long -9.5

0.16am: Rathlin Island Light abeam 4 miles

2.33am: Oversay Light abeam 2 miles

Sick list 0


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17 April 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 58.3, Long -12.2

5.00am: At Rendezvous. Steering various courses looking for HMS VIRGINIAN

10.15am: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS VIRGINIAN

10.35am: Stopped, received & transferred ratings to HMS VIRGINIAN

10.53am: Proceeded. Shaped course N24W

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 96

Sick list 0


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18 April 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.9, Long -16.0

5.00am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS EBRO

5.45am: Stopped. Boat from HMS EBRO alongside. Transferred Mails

5.50am: Proceeded N46E

7.30pm: Altered course S40E to intercept steamer (Lat 62.1, Long -14.8)

7.52pm: Stopped, boarded Danish MV FALSTRIA from Copenhagen to San Francisco. General cargo. Allowed to proceed

8.30pm: Boat returned. Proceeded. Shaped course N62W

9.40pm: Altered course S23W to intercept steamship.

10.00pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS AVENGER

10.15pm: Stopped. Boat alongside. Transferred ratings

10.40pm: Proceeded N39W

Sick list 0


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19 April 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.8, Long -18.4

5.17am: Observed steamship bearing WNW, altered course N30W to intercept

5.39am: Stopped & boarded Danish SS SKANDERBORG from Baltimore to Nykobing Falster with grain. (Lat 62.5, Long -17.1) Green Clearance from Halifax. Allowed to proceed

6.21am: Proceeded. Shaped course N41W

3.00pm: Sighted land bearing NNE (Magnetic)

7.58pm: Heimaey Island abeam 8.5 miles

8.18pm: Geirfuglasker Rock abeam 1.5 miles

Sick list 1


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20 April 1917

[At Patrol, and at Reykjavik]

Lat 64.15, Long -21.95

2.55am: Reykjanes Light bearing N58E (Magnetic)

4.52am: Utskalar abeam 6.5 miles

5.22am: Utskalar abeam 4.5 miles

7.07am: Engey Island abeam

7.10am: Stopped

7.13am: Let go Starboard Anchor

7.20am: Secured cable. Finished with engines

8.30am: Mr Copland & M Courmont landed

6.00pm: Commenced to heave short

6.34pm: Hove up, anchor aweigh

6.45pm: Akrey Reef Buoy abeam

6.53pm: Gotta [Grotta] Lighthouse abeam 1 mile

8.23pm: Utskalar abeam 5.5 miles

Sick list 1


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21 April 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.1, Long -24.4

2.16am: Ondverdhanes abeam

6.00am: Staalbierg Huk abeam 8.5 miles

8.36am: Exchanged Pendants with HMS ALMANZORA

10.32am: Stopped. Sent boat to HMS ALMANZORA with back signals

11.00am: Boat returned. Proceeded, Shaped Course N52W

3.10pm: Observed ice to NW

3.55pm: Courses as required tracing ice to NE

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 97

Sick list 2


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22 April 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 65.9, Long -26.2

9.05am: Sighted ice

11.10am: Divisions & Church

9.30pm: Observed ice ahead

Sick list 4


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23 April 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.6, Long -25.6

9.10am: Observed Ice to Northward. Reduced to 70 Revs. Various Courses tracing ice field

2.00pm: Various courses for tracing Ice Field

9.50pm: Challenged by & exchanged pendants with HMS ALMANZORA

Sick list 2


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24 April 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.4, Long -23.9

1.40pm: Challenged & Exchanged Pendants with HMS HILDEBRAND

2.30pm: Altered course to close HILDEBRAND

2.35pm: Stopped. HILDEBRAND’s boat alongside

3.00pm: Boat left. Proceeded 97 Revs to intercept fishing smack

3.20pm: Stopped & boarded Smack KJARTAN (Iceland) (BA66) Allowed to proceed

3.42pm: Proceeded, shaped course S38W

6.00pm: Staalbierg Huk abeam 3 miles

9.40pm: Ondverdhanes Light abeam 6 miles

Sick list 1


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25 April 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.9, Long -21.3

4.50am: Observed Eldey Rock bearing SW

5.00am: Eldey Rock abeam 2 miles

Sick list 1


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26 April 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.7, Long -12.9

Sick list Nil


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27 April 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.7, Long -12.8

Sick list Nil


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28 April 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.3, Long -11.2

Sick list 4


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29 April 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.0, Long -11.5

9.16am: Altered course N30W to intercept steamship

9.55am: Boarded SS MENDIP RANGE (British) Philadelphia to Leith. (Lat 58.9, Long -11.1) General cargo. Green clearance. Allowed to proceed. Proceeded 80 Revs to intercept sailing vessel

11.30am: Signalled Norwegian Barque IRENE, flying correct boarding flag (Lat 59.0, Long -11.5) Allowed to proceed. Proceeded. Shaped course N23E

1.05pm: Altered course N18W to intercept steamship

2.03pm: Stopped, boarded British Oiler SS HERMIONE. Norfolk to Kirkwall for orders. Allowed to proceed

2.30pm: Shaped Course N39W

5.08pm: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS VICTORIAN

5.12pm: Altered course N29W to close

5.51pm: Stopped & communicated with HMS VICTORIAN

Sick list 4


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30 April 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.8, Long -11.0

4.00pm: Quarters, read Warrants No 98 & 99

Sick list 2




LOGS FOR MAY 1917


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Page signed: T Smith, Lieut RNR, Navigating Officer

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1 May 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.3, Long -6.9

5.35am: Signalled HMT MACLEAY

7.30am: Hands clean ship

9.00am: Altered course N89E

10.30am: Hands preparing ship for coaling

1.30pm: RNVR’s at gunnery instruction

4.00pm: Quarters, turned out & lowered all boats to rail

5.00pm: Increased to Full Speed

9.00pm: Altered course S32E

11.10pm: Sounded in 100 fathoms: sand

11.52pm: Sounded in 75 fathoms: stones, shale

Sick list 3


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2 May 1917

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

0.45am: Observed Esha Ness Light bearing S74E

1.30am: Observed Muckle Roe Light bearing S48E

1.50am: Esha Ness abeam 5.5 miles

2.20am: Muckle Roe abeam 0.5 miles

2.30am: Passed through boom defence & proceeded to No 2 berth

2.50am: Let go port anchor

6.30am: Colliers PORTHKERRY & GRACEFIELD alongside Starboard & Port side

6.55am: Hands fall in, rig coaling gear

7.50am: Commenced coaling

8.45am: Mail aboard

Noon: Stopped coaling for dinner

12.55pm: Resumed coaling

4.00pm: Stopped coaling for tea

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

5.30pm: Let go Starboard anchor

7.00pm: Ceased coaling for supper

8.00pm: Resumed coaling

8.45pm: Finished coaling for day

Sick list 3


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3 May 1917

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

7.00am: Commenced coaling

10.45am: Finished all coaling

Hands unrigging coaling gear

11.15am: Colliers cast off

Sick list 4


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4 May 1917

[At Northern Base]

Lat 60.35, Long -1.37

9.00am: Mid Cunningham RNR left ship with armed guard for duty on Armed Trawler. Marines landed for Route March

10.30am: RNVR exercised at boat pulling

Noon: Marines returned on board

6.00pm: Hove up starboard anchor

8.25pm: Hove short

9.05pm: Anchor aweigh, proceeded to boom. Courses & speed as requisite

9.26pm: Passed boom defence

9.36pm: Muckle Roe abeam

Sick list 5


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5 May 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.4, Long -4.8

Sick list 5


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6 May 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.8, Long -13.1

7.00am: Passed & Signalled HM Armed Trawlers ST DENNIS & CORRIE ROY

10.10am: Divisions & Church

2.20pm: Observed HMS AVENGER. Challenged & exchanged Pendants (Lat 63.9, Long -14.0)

2.35pm: Altered course to close

3.00pm: Stopped, sent boat for back signals

5.30pm: Boat returned. Shaped course N71W Proceeded

Sick list 5


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7 May 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 64.1, Long -13.5

11.30am: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS OTWAY

5.50pm: Altered course N58W to intercept steamer

6.22pm: Stopped, boarded British Trawler VIRGILIA of Grimsby. Allowed to proceed

6.46pm: Proceeded N84W

Sick list 6


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8 May 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 64.2, Long -14.9

6.50am: Altered course N30W to intercept steamship

7.00am: Signalled HM Armed Trawler DENNIS [?presumably HMT St Dennis]

11.05am: Altered course to intercept schooner

11.40am: Stopped. Boarded French Fishing schooner JOAN GRAVELINES[?], fishing. Allowed to proceed

11.58am: Boat returned. Shaped course N26W to intercept steamship

12.10pm: Stopped, boarded Danish Steam Trawler VIDAR, fishing. Allowed to proceed

12.30pm: Boat returned, shaped course S84W

Sick list 5


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9 May 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 64.3, Long -14.3

10.20am: Exercised General Quarters on dummy periscope. Courses & speed as requisite

2.20pm: Altered course NE to intercept fishing boat

2.30pm: Stopped, boarded British Steam Trawler AISNE, fishing. (Lat 64.2, Long -15.1) Allowed to proceed

3.20pm: Shaped course S86W, proceeded

6.55pm: Ingolf Hofde [Ingolfshofdi] Stub[?Huk] abeam

Sick list 5


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10 May 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 64.1, Long -14.9

9.10am: HM Armed Trawler CORRIE ROY

10.30am: Exercised Periscope evolution & mine dropping

Sick list 5


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11 May 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 64.0, Long -15.0

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters & 1-inch Aiming Practice & Bomb Dropping

11.40am: Challenged & Exchanged Pendants with HMS KILDONAN CASTLE

12.26pm: Stopped, sent boat to HMS KILDONAN CASTLE

12.43pm: Boat returned. Proceeded, shaped course S30W

5.10pm: Challenged & Exchanged Pendants with HMS ALMANZORA

6.00pm: Challenged & Exchanged Pendants with HMS VIRGINIAN

7.42pm: Challenged & Exchanged Pendants with HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

8.20pm: Closed HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

8.25pm: Stopped, received mail from GLOUCESTERSHIRE

8.25pm: Proceeded, shaped course S28W

Sick list 4


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12 May 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.7, Long -14.9

12.32pm: Altered course S60E to intercept vessel

12.58pm: Stopped, boarded Danish Schooner HARRIET for Thorshavn & Setubal in ballast. (Lat 59.6, Long -14.8) Allowed to proceed

1.26pm: Shaped course S11E, proceeded

4.07pm: Exchanged Pendants with HMS ARTOIS

Sick list 3


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13 May 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 56.2, Long -9.2

10.10am: Divisions & Church

Noon: Exchanged Pendants with HMS MOLDAVIA. Closed HMS MOLDAVIA. Stopped, received 2 ratings [blank space left] Winning, Fireman absentee, Petty Officer

12.28pm: Proceeded S42E

9.40pm: Observed Rathlin Island Light bearing S54E

10.35pm: Rathlin Island abeam 0.5 miles

Sick list 3


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14 May 1917

[From Patrol to Southern Base]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

0.04am: Maidens abeam

1.42am: Ailsa Craig abeam

2.12am: Pladda abeam

4.41am: Little Cumbrae abeam

4.51am: Gull Rock abeam 1 mile

5.05am: Course & speed as requisite owing to thick fog

6.07am: Passed through boom

6.20am: Pilot aboard. Proceeded to anchorage

7.07am: Let go starboard anchor

10.10am: Postman left ship

11.10am: Read Warrant 100

1.32pm: Pilot aboard. Hove short

1.45pm: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded up river. Tug CHIEFTAIN fast aft

2.40pm: Dumbarton Rock abeam

3.40pm: Tug CAMPAIGNER fast forward

4.15pm: Entered Princes Dock

5.00pm: Alongside & made fast in berth

5.30pm: Vasey (Fireman) discharged to Royal Infirmary

6.30pm: Long leave party landed

Shore workmen commenced work

Sick list 2


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15 May 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.30am: Hands fall in. Single up moorings

7.30am: Left berth. Tug in attendance

7.50am: Entered Dry Dock

8.10am: Fast in Dry Dock, commenced shoring

9.30am: Ship on blocks

10.30am: Dock dry. McNulty (Boy) left ship for Royal Infirmary

8.30pm: Chief Petty Officer Baker returned to Barracks

Shore labour continuing

10.40pm: Leading Seaman Page joined ship

Sick list 2


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16 May 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Govan Dry Dock

Shore labour continuing

Sick list 0


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17 May 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Govan Dry Dock

Shore labour continuing

Sick list 0


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18 May 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Govan Dry Dock

6.30am: Gunners storeroom found to have been broken into. 1 Revolver No 49278 & 80 Rounds ammunition stolen

1.30pm: Funeral Party landed to join up with Party from HMS COLUMBELLA

6.15pm: Funeral Party returned

Sick list 0


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19 May 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Govan Dry Dock

Shore labour proceeding

10.15am: Firemen A Kellaway, F J Phillips, P Harrison joined ship from HMS COLUMBELLA

Sick list 0


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20 May 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Govan Dry Dock

10.00am: Roman Catholic & Wesleyan Church Party landed

12 Ratings joined ship - 1 Leading Seaman, 6 Ordinary Seamen RNR, 4 Able Seamen RNVR, 1 Ordinary Seaman RNR

Sick list 0


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21 May 1917

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Govan Dry Dock

Sick list 2


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22 May 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Govan Dry Dock

9.30pm: 1 Rating joined ship from HMS PATUCA

Sick list 1


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23 May 1917

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Govan Dry Dock

1.15pm: Hands fall in, preparing ship for coaling

1.40pm: Commenced flooding dock. Hands tending shores

2.25pm: Unmoored & proceeded to coal tips. Tugs WARRIOR & NEPTUNE in attendance

3.30pm: Ship fast under Princes Dock Coal Tips

4.10pm: Commenced coaling. 26 men, 2 foremen, employed

6.00pm: Night coaling gang commenced work, 38 men, 3 foremen

9.30pm: Stopped coaling

10.30pm: Resumed coaling

Sick list 1


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24 May 1917

[At Southern Base]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock Coal Wharf

5.30am: Shifted ship 30ft astern

10.40am: Finished coaling

1.00pm: Hands taking aboard Paravanes & Paravane stores

3.00pm: Pilot aboard, Tug NEPTUNE fast forward, WARRIOR fast aft

3.25pm: Unmoored, left wharf & proceeded down river

3.35pm: Left Princes Dock

4.00pm: Tug NEPTUNE cast off at Shieldhall

5.00pm: Dumbarton Rock abeam

5.07pm: Tug WARRIOR cast off

5.15pm: Princes Pier, Greenock abeam – Stopped, discharged Pilot, rigged bottom lines

5.30pm: Proceeded

5.58pm: Passed boom defence

6.20pm: Skelmorlie abeam

6.55pm: Cumbrae abeam

7.18pm: Holy Island abeam 1.2 miles

8.24pm: Ailsa Craig abeam 1.2 miles


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25 May 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 55.6, Long -9.8

0.28am: Rathlin Island abeam 1 mile

2.26am: Oversay Light abeam 2.5 miles

4.00pm: Read Warrants 101, 102, 103

6.52pm: Altered course N40W to intercept steamship

7.16pm: Stopped, boarded British SS NORMAN PRINCE from Manchester to Alexandria, general cargo. Allowed to proceed

9.10pm: Signalled Fleet Auxiliary Collier ALEXANDRA

Sick list 1


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26 May 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 59.6, Long -11.9

Sick list 1


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27 May 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.8, Long -13.5

10.10am: Church

12.50pm: Altered course N55W to intercept sailing vessel

1.00pm: Signalled Swedish Sailing Vessel ARGO, flying correct flag of day. Allowed to proceed

[The ARGO was found on fire on 29 May 1917 in Lat 59.5, Long -8.8. She had an Armed Guard from HMS HILARY on board when sunk by U-69. The crew and armed guard were eventually picked up on the island of North Rona - Per “The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War”, Navy Records Society 2003.]

5.00pm: At Rendezvous. Courses & speeds as requisite, waiting for HMS VIRGINIAN

8.35pm: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS VIRGINIAN

9.07pm: Stopped. Sent boat to VIRGINIAN

9.15pm: Proceeded various courses & speeds

10.40pm: Stopped, boat alongside. Boat hoisted. Proceeded, shaped course N69E

Sick list 1


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28 May 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 61.4, Long -14.1

9.30am: Petty Officers & Leading Seamen at Paravane instruction

2.00pm: Hands fitting Paravane gear

Sick list 2


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29 May 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.1, Long -11.8

5.30am: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with FS CHAMPAGNE

5.50am: Exchanged signals with CHAMPAGNE

10.00am: Prepare Paravanes for towing

10.15am: Streamed Paravanes

11.30am: Paravanes hauled in & secured

Noon: Signalled SS ENVOY, flying correct flag of day. Allowed to proceed

Sick list 3


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30 May 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.5, Long -7.4

4.00am: Steady course to intercept steamship

4.26am: Signalled Dutch SS MIZAR flying correct boarding flag (Lat 62.1, Long -8.4). Allowed to proceed

4.30am: Proceeded S45E to intercept steamship

4.56am: Stopped, boarded Dutch SS ALKAID from Amsterdam to Halifax. (Lat 62.1, Long -8.3) Obtained Guarantee. Allowed to proceed

5.34am: Proceeded, shaped course N88E

8.00am: Courses & speeds as requisite searching for SS PARKHAVEN

10.07am: Altered course to intercept steamship

10.25am: Signalled SS PARKHAVEN

10.30am: Altered course to intercept steamship

10.45am: Stopped, boarded Dutch SS LEERSUM, Amsterdam to Sandy Hook in ballast (Lat 62.4, Long -7.7). Allowed to proceed

11.05am: Boat returned. Proceeded, shaped course S77E. In company with SS PARKHAVEN, awaiting orders from Senior Officer

12.55pm: Altered course N20W to intercept steamship

1.00pm: Stopped, boarded Norwegian SS SOMMERSTAD from Amsterdam to Baltimore in ballast. Allowed to proceed

4.00pm: Read Warrant 105

4.20pm: Courses & speed as requisite, communicating with SS PARKHAVEN

In company with SS PARKHAVEN

8.12pm: Altered course S82E to intercept sailing vessel

8.30pm: Signalled Danish Barque CERES flying correct boarding flag (Lat 62.9, Long -6.0). Allowed to proceed. Shaped course S22E to intercept steamship

9.21pm: Stopped, boarded Dutch SS BESOEKI from Rotterdam to Halifax in ballast. Obtained guarantee. Allowed to proceed

9.50pm: Proceeded various courses & speeds in company with SS PARKHAVEN

Sick list 4


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31 May 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.3, Long -8.1

Various courses & speeds to accompany SS PARKHAVEN

2.50am: Ordered PARKHAVEN to steer S21W

3.55am: Altered course S50E to intercept steamship

4.05am: Stopped, boarded Dutch SS TEXEL from Rotterdam to Halifax in ballast (Lat 63.4, Long -5.9). Obtained guarantee. Allowed to proceed

4.25am: Boat returned. Shaped course S19W

5.34am: Released SS PARKHAVEN

1.12pm: Altered course S50W to intercept steamship

1.52pm: Stopped, boarded Danish SS VESTA from Seidisfiord [Seydisfjordhur] to Leith via Faroe Islands. Meat & Fish. Allowed to proceed

3.15pm: Shaped course N40W, proceeded

Sick list 4



LOGS FOR JUNE 1917


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Page signed: T Smith, Lieut RNR, Navigating Officer

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1 June 1917


[At Patrol]

Lat 64.9, Long -12.2

1.00am: Altered course N28E. Steady Course

7.30am: Hands fall in, clean ship

9.00am: Altered course S22W

9.30am: Guns crews at loader drill

11.10am: Divisions, Prayers & Physical Drill

2.00pm: Altered course N28E. RNVR’s at gunnery instruction

4.00pm: Quarters, Fire Stations

6.00pm: Steady Course

8.30pm: Altered course S22W

9.00pm: Increased to 87 revs, zigzag every 10 minutes

9.55pm: Exercised sea boats crew

10.50pm: Altered course N4W

Sick list 4


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2 June 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.5, Long -14.9

10.28am: Langanaes abeam 4 miles

2.40pm: Revsnaes Lighthouse abeam 5 miles

6.20pm: Revsnaes Lighthouse abeam

10.00pm: Langanaes abeam 9 miles

Sick list 5


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3 June 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 66.5, Long -14.2

4.08am: Langanaes abeam

10.10am: Muster by Open List

11.30am: Langanaes abeam 6 miles

Sick list 5


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4 June 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 65.8, Long -12.2

1.13am: Altered course N70W to intercept vessel.

1.40am: Stopped, boarded British Steam Trawler SEA KING (A223) Grimsby to Iceland fishing grounds (Lat 64.4, Long -12.6). Allowed to proceed

2.12am: Boat returned. Proceeded, shaped course N27E

10.25am: Engines as required while carrying out paravane evolution

11.00am: Took in paravanes

1.34pm: Streamed paravanes, engines as required

1.48pm: Took paravanes inboard

1.50pm: Proceeded S31W

Sick list 4


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5 June 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 65.5, Long -12.0

10.30am: Exercised bomb dropping on dummy periscope

11.00am: Took in periscope

4.00pm: Quarters, Lash up & stow hammocks

Midnight: Altered course S40W to intercept steamship

Sick list 4


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6 June 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.6, Long -17.5

0.52am: Stopped, boarded Norwegian SS JOHN BLUMER from Bergen to Halifax (Lat 63.5, Long -13.9). Allowed to proceed

1.20am: Proceeded, shaped course S73W

3.45am: Challenged ARTOIS

4.00am: Altered course N80W to communicate with ARTOIS

8.15am: Altered course to intercept steamship

8.42am: Boarded Norwegian SS SOLVEIG SKOG [?SOLVEIG SKOGLAND] from Philadelphia to Rotterdam, cargo wheat for Belgian Relief Fund (Lat 62.8, Long -17.1). Allowed to proceed

9.06am: Proceeded, shaped course N82W

12.40pm: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS ORVIETO bearing N25W

1.00pm: Altered course to close, course & speed as requisite

1.28pm: Stopped, sent boat to Orvieto with Fireman Kenmore. Received mail & confidential matter. Boat returned

1.54pm: Proceeded N70E to intercept sailing vessel

2.28pm: Signalled Danish Schooner NAJADEN flying correct boarding flag (Lat 62.9, Long -17.1).

Sick list 3


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7 June 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.6, Long -17.0

1.50am: Observed sailing vessel close to

2.00am: Stopped, boarded Danish Barque TERNEN[?] New Orleans to Aarhus via Halifax with oilcake. Allowed to proceed

2.30am: Proceeded, shaped course N79W

Sick list 4


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8 June 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 61.9, Long -16.9

11.15am: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS OTWAY

2.30pm: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS COLUMBELLA

3.20pm: Thick fog, heard steamers foghorn forward of beam, altered course East. Sounded Action Stations

3.45pm: Stopped. Exchanged Pendants with HMS COLUMBELLA by Steam Whistle

3.50pm: Resumed course S27E

Sick list 4


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9 June 1917

[From Patrol to Loch Ewe]

Lat 59.4, Long -8.0

0.05am: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS ORVIETO

11.00am: Hands rigging paravanes & coaling gear

11.30am: 1 Practice Shell & 1 Quick Fire charge expended

1.49pm: Increased speed after streaming paravanes

5.00pm: Observed Land bearing S15W

5.15pm: Observed suspicious vessel bearing S11E. Sounded Action Stations

5.25pm: Signalled HMS GONDOLA [?GONZALO – no reference found for an HMS GONDOLA; HMS GONZALO was a hired trawler]. Sounded "Secure"

5.54pm: Butt of Lewis abeam 9.5 miles

7.48pm: Tiumpan Head abeam 7 miles

9.39pm: Rudh’ Re bearing S42E

10.15pm: Stopped, hove up paravanes

10.26pm: Proceeded towards boom

10.39pm: Passed through boom

11.00pm: Let go Starboard anchor in berth

11.15pm: Midshipman Cunningham & Armed Guard arrived on board. Also 1 Wireless Telegraphy operator

Sick list 3


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10 June 1917

[At Loch Ewe]

Lat 57.86, Long -5.66

6.45am: Hands fall in, prepare ship for coaling

7.25am: Collier SYMOON [?SIMOOM] fast Starboard side

7.50am: Commenced coaling

8.45am: Collier MOTO fast Port side

Noon: Ceased coaling for dinner

1.00pm: Continued coaling

2.00pm: Signal rating sent ashore for duty at signal station

4.00pm: Stopped coaling for tea

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

6.00pm: Sent mail ashore

7.00pm: Stopped coaling for supper

8.00pm: Resumed coaling

9.15pm: HMS VIRGINIAN put to sea

10.00pm: Ceased coaling for night

Sick list 3


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11 June 1917

[At Loch Ewe]

Lat 57.86, Long -5.66

5.00am: Seaman Telegraphist Askew[?] left ship for HMS SOCOTRA [?SOKOTO]

5.45am: Collier SIMOON [?SIMOOM] cast off

6.55am: Hands fall in, commenced coaling

Noon: Stopped coaling for dinner

1.00pm: Resumed coaling

4.00pm: Stopped coaling for tea

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

7.00pm: Finished all coaling

7.45pm: Collier MOTO cast off

8.20pm: Mails arrived aboard

Sick list 1


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12 June 1917

[At Loch Ewe]

Lat 57.86, Long -5.66

7.30am: Engineer Sub Lieut Carlyle left ship for hospital

10.00am: Signalman Mulroy RNVR discharged to Sick Quarters

2.00pm: Bathing Party landed

6.00pm: Hands fall in, prepare ship for sea

8.13pm: Hove short

8.25pm: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded to sea

8.51pm: Passed through boom, streamed paravanes

8.55pm: Sgeir an Araig abeam

9.08pm: Rudh’ Re bearing S78W

9.39pm: Rudh’ Re bearing SE

11.40pm: Tiumpan Head abeam 7.5 miles

Sick list 1


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13 June 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.0, Long -9.7

1.28am: Butt of Lewis abeam 5 miles

5.05am: Taking in paravanes

5.19am: Paravanes in

6.39pm: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS ALMANZORA

6.54pm: Communicated with ALMANZORA

7.34pm: Sighted Lifeboat with sails set marked HAVERSFIORD [HAFURSFJORD], Drammen (Lat 60.8, Long -12.0). Boat unoccupied, sunk by gun fire [The SS HAFURSFJORD had been sunk by the German submarine U-155 on 2 June 1917 while on a voyage from Cadiz to Haugesund with a cargo of salt.]

7.49pm: Proceeded N41E

Sick list 2


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14 June 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.3, Long -12.5

Noon: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS VIRGINIAN

2.30pm: Working party rigging ammunition Transporter

4.00pm: Altered course to intercept steamship

4.10pm: Boarded Dutch SS NORDIJK [?NOORDDIJK] from Rotterdam to Tampa in ballast. Obtained Guarantee. Allowed to proceed

10.05pm: Altered course S55W to intercept steamship

10.10pm: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS VIRGINIAN. Resumed course

Sick list 1


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15 June 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.1, Long -13.0

8.45am: Altered course N5E to intercept steamship

9.16am: Boarded Dutch SS OOSTDIJK Rotterdam to Sandy Hook in ballast (Lat 62.0, Long -13.7). Obtained guarantee. Allowed to proceed

9.35am: Proceeded. Shaped course N88E

11.05am: Altered course WSW to intercept steamship

12.20pm: Stopped, boarded Dutch SS RIJSWICK [?RIJSWIJK], Rotterdam to Sandy Hook, ballast (Lat 62.0, Long -12.9). Obtained Guarantee. Allowed to proceed

12.47pm: Proceeded South to intercept steamship

1.20pm: Stopped, boarded Dutch SS SASSENHEIM, Rotterdam to Sandy Hook, ballast (Lat 62.0, Long -12.9). Obtained guarantee.

1.50pm: Shaped course N80E

3.20pm: Altered course North to intercept steamship

3.58pm: Boarded Dutch SS CORNELIUS [?CORNELIS], Rotterdam to Sandy Hook ballast (Lat 62.3, Long -12.1). Obtained Guarantee. Allowed to proceed

4.15pm: Proceeded. Shaped course N88E

Sick list 1


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16 June 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.1, Long -12.8

5.47am: Altered course N64W to intercept sailing vessel

6.47am: Boarded Danish Auxiliary Vessel IVIGTUT from Greenland to Copenhagen, cargo cryolite. Green Clearance. Allowed to proceed [The IVIGTUT was a barque powered by sail and steam. She was sunk by U-58 on 19 June 1917 when north-east of the Shetlands.]

7.07am: Proceeded. Shaped course N86E

7.10am: Challenged by & exchanged Pendants with HMS VIRGINIAN

6.37pm: Altered course S80E to intercept steamship

6.58pm: Boarded Dutch SS MERCURIUS from Amsterdam to Halifax, ballast. Also Dutch [?Norwegian] SS ALFRED NOBEL from Bergen to Halifax (Lat 62.7, Long -10.2). Allowed to proceed

7.24pm: Proceeded, shaped course S87W

9.50pm: Altered course South to intercept steamship

10.35pm: Boarded Dutch SS WIEDRECHT[?WIELDRECHT] Amsterdam to Halifax, ballast. Allowed to proceed

10.48pm: Shaped course S88W, proceeded

Sick list 1


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17 June 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.2, Long -12.4

2.14am: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel

3.30am: Signalled Norwegian barque OAKLANDS flying correct boarding flag (Lat 62.6, Long -11.2). Allowed to proceed. Proceeded, shaped course S84W

10.10am: Divisions, Divine Service

12.05pm: Boarded British Steam Trawler QUEEN ALEXANDRA (H530) Fleetwood to Iceland Fishing Grounds (Lat 62.2, Long -12.5). Allowed to proceed

12.20pm: Shaped course N84E, proceeded

Sick list 2


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18 June 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.8, Long -11.9

2.07am: Altered course to intercept steamship

2.24am: Boarded Dutch SS WESTERDIJK. Rotterdam to New York via Halifax (Lat 62.2, Long -14.6)

2.45am: Proceeded N83E

3.03am: Altered course to intercept steamship

3.34am: Boarded Belgian SS ELISABETH VAN BELGIE from New York to Rotterdam via Halifax for Belgian Relief (Lat 62.3, Long -14.3). Green clearance. Allowed to proceed

4.00am: Proceeded N83E

7.30am: Altered course to intercept steamship

8.15am: Boarded Danish SS OREGON, Copenhagen to Baltimore via Halifax (Lat 62.4, Long -13.0). Ballast. Allowed to proceed

8.20am: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

11.27am: Altered course to intercept steamship

12.15pm: Stopped boarded SS POLLUX (Dutch) Amsterdam to Sandy Hook via Halifax in ballast (Lat 62.8, Long -12.0)

12.40pm: Proceeded N88E

Sick list 3


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19 June 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.1, Long -11.3

3.00pm: Altered course to intercept steamship

3.30pm: Signalled Dutch SS BAAKE[?] flying correct boarding flag. Resumed course S84W

3.55pm: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

6.40pm: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS HILDEBRAND

Sick list 3


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20 June 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 62.5, Long -14.0

2.57am: Altered course to intercept steamship

4.43am: Intercepted Norwegian SS MEXICANO flying correct boarding flag (Lat 62.3, Long -14.4). Allowed to proceed. Proceeded S40E to intercept steamship

6.06am: Boarded British SS MELVILLE New York to Archangel with munitions. Allowed to proceed

6.22am: Proceeded to intercept steamship

7.21am: Boarded Danish SS ST THOMAS, ballast from Copenhagen to St Thomas (Lat 62.2, Long -14.7). Obtained guarantee to call at Jamaica. Allowed to proceed

7.55am: Shaped course North to intercept steamship

8.50am: Stopped boarded Danish SS VALUR Reykjavik to Grimsby, general cargo (Lat 62.4, Long -14.9). Allowed to proceed

9.09am: Shaped course S87E

11.08am: Altered course to intercept steamship

11.51am: Boarded Dutch SS AGAMEMNON Amsterdam to Hampton Roads in ballast. Obtained guarantee to call Halifax. Allowed to proceed

12.10pm: Shaped course S55E

4.20pm: Altered course to intercept steamship

4.45pm: Signalled Dutch SS JAVA flying correct boarding flag. Allowed to proceed

5.10pm: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS HILDEBRAND

10.25pm: Altered course to intercept steamship

11.10pm: Boarded Dutch SS KAWI from Dutch East Indies via Halifax to Rotterdam (Lat 62.1, Long -14.0). Green clearance. General cargo. Allowed to proceed

11.30pm: Shaped course S77W

Sick list 4


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21 June 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 63.1, Long -16.0

0.40am: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS PATIA

0.58am: Closed PATIA

1.14am: Stopped, received prisoner & two ratings from HMS PATIA. 1 Rating for ship, 1 for HMS COLUMBELLA

1.34am: Proceeded N8W

10.00am: Lecture on Health held in No 2 hold

10.30am: Challenged, exchanged Pendants with HMS COLUMBELLA

10.45am: Sent boat to COLUMBELLA with rating

10.50am: Proceeded, shaped course S14W

11.45am: Altered course S35E to intercept steamship

12.05pm: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS ANDES

2.50pm: Altered course to intercept steamship

4.00pm: Boarded Dutch SS ROSENBORG Baltimore to Veilte[?Vejle] with corn (Lat 62.4, Long -15.4). Green clearance from Halifax. Allowed to proceed. [?No independent reference to a Dutch ship of this name found, though a Danish ship is recorded on Wrecksite and has also been recorded in the logs of other 10th Cruiser Squadron ships.]

4.20pm: Shaped course S14W

9.20pm: Sighted smoke of steamship. Altered course to intercept

10.00pm: Abandoned chase. Resumed course S14W

Sick list 4


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22 June 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 60.8, Long -14.0

5.30pm: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS ALSATIAN

5.43pm: Altered course SW. Communicating with HMS ALSATIAN

8.45pm: Challenged by HMS ALSATIAN

Sick list 2


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23 June 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 61.0, Long -14.9

8.00am: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS HILDEBRAND & GLOUCESTERSHIRE

8.28am: Altered course S42E keeping station on HMS HILDEBRAND

9.30am: Closed HMS HILDEBRAND. Received 2 Austrian Prisoners

9.44am: Shaped course S75E, proceeded

5.00pm: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS ORVIETO

5.32pm: Communicated with HMS ORVIETO, received confidential mail & mail for transmission

5.55pm: Proceeded, South

9.40pm: Challenged by & exchanged Pendants with HMS ALSATIAN

Sick list 5


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24 June 1917

[At Patrol]

Lat 57.2, Long -9.6

10.10am: Divine Service

4.00pm: Turned ship & streamed paravanes

8.05pm: Observed Skerryvore Lighthouse bearing N76E

11.00pm: Oversay abeam

11.37pm: Inishtrahull abeam 6.5 miles

11.59pm: Inishtrahull bearing N58W

Sick list 6


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25 June 1917

[From Patrol to Southern Base]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

1.28am: Rathlin Island Light abeam

1.43am: Altacarry Head bearing N17W

3.06am: Maidens abeam 4 miles

3.16am: Maidens bearing N87W (Compass)

4.15am: Corsewall Point abeam

5.44am: Turnberry Point abeam 1.75 miles

6.34am: Lady Isle abeam 2.2 miles

7.27am: Cumbrae abeam

7.45am: Stopped, took in paravanes

7.50am: Signalled Toward Point

8.30am: Passed through boom defence

8.42am: Stopped, pilot boarded. Proceeded to anchorage

10.08am: Let go Starboard anchor

10.15am: Postman & duty men landed

12.20pm: Tug FLYING SCOTSMAN made fast aft

12.30pm: Hove up Starboard anchor & proceeded up river

1.15pm: Dumbarton Rock abeam

3.00pm: Entered Princes Dock, canted ship & proceeded to berth

3.20pm: Ship fast in berth

4.00pm: Williams, Signalman RNVR, Ceney, Stoker Royal Fleet Reserve, joined ship

4.15pm: Hands fall in for payment

6.40pm: Long leave party ashore

10.00pm: Handed over Austrian Civilian Prisoners to Military Escort

Sick list 4


[There are scans of both the Copy Log and the original for the period 26 June to 31 August 1917. The account of the day has been compiled from both records though there are few differences between the two versions. In general the Copy Log is easier to read than the original. The URL’s for the Copy Log include “ADM53-37554” in the details, while the URL’s for the original log include “ADM53-37555”.]



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26 June 1917

At Princes Dock, Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

6.00am: Singled up, unmoored & shifted ship to coal tip

6.50am: Ship fast in coaling berth

7.00am: Commenced coaling, 2 Foremen & 30 men employed

9.00am: Stopped coaling for breakfast

10.00am: Resumed coaling

11.40am: Cleared lower deck. Read Warrants No 106, 107, also No 66 of HMS PATIA

1.00pm: Orderly sent on duty until 5.00pm with Senior Naval Officer

1.30pm: Private A G Billingsley sent to Barlinnie Prison for 42 days detention

2.00pm: Stopped coaling for dinner.

2.45pm: Fireman Winning sent to Barlinnie Prison, Fireman Roberts of HMS PATIA sent to Duke Street Prison

3.00pm: Resumed coaling

3.30pm: Two hospital cases sent to Royal infirmary

6.00pm: Stopped coaling (Day Gang Finished)

6.30pm: Night gang commenced coaling, 2 Foremen, 43 men

9.30pm: Stopped for supper

10.30pm: Resumed coaling

Sick list 2


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27 June 1917

At Princes Dock, Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

4.00am: Finished coaling. Took in 1215 Tons

2.25pm: Unmoored & shifted ship to No 29 Berth Princes Dock

4.30pm: Ship fast in berth

4.40pm: Lifting Starboard 3 Guns

Sick list 1


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28 June 1917

At Princes Dock, Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.30am: Shifted ship astern, lifted Port 3 gun

11.50am: Firemen Murphy, Dawsett & Hunt from HMS KILDONAN CASTLE reported aboard (absentees)

6.30pm: Gunners Party working at Port 3 gun

Sick list 1


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29 June 1917

At Princes Dock, Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.15am: Hands fall in, shift ship 50ft ahead

7.35am: Made fast

11.00am: Seaman Bruce RNR of HMS MOLDAVIA reported on board to take passage

3.30pm: Breasted ship’s bows into quay and stern off to allow lighter to get under big crane

6.00pm: Commenced to heave ship astern

6.30pm: Finished shifting & made fast

Sick list 1


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30 June 1917

At Princes Dock, Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

8.00am: Able Seamen Peddle, Smith, Harding & Hutchings discharged to barracks

9.30am: Leading Seaman Jackson, Ordinary Seaman J Brookfield, Able Seaman E Akhurst, reported on board to be transferred to HMS MARMORA

7.15pm: Private H Goodwin, Royal Marine Light Infantry, left ship for court martial in charge of escort

8.50pm: Ratings for HMS MARMORA transferred

Sick list Nil



LOGS FOR JULY 1917


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Page signed: T Smith, Lieut RNR, Navigating Officer

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1 July 1917

At Princes Dock, Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

7.00am: Hands fall in clean ship

8.00am: Hands to breakfast

10.00am: Hands to divisions, church party landed. Long leave party returned on board

11.00am: Private Brown, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined ship for passage to HMS KILDONAN CASTLE, Private Crane joined ship

5.00pm: Liberty party landed

Sick list Nil


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2 July 1917

At Princes Dock, Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

5.30am: Court martial party left ship

10.15am: Trimmers J Williams, Bada, Jones, Murphy, W Williams, joined ship

Sick list Nil


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3 July 1917

At Princes Dock, Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

11.30am: Singled up & prepared ship for sea

1.25pm: Proceeded & left berth in charge of pilot & tugs SPINDRIFT [?FLYING SPINDRIFT] & [blank]

1.55pm: Left docks & proceeded down river

3.00pm: Dumbarton Rock abeam

3.45pm: Let go both tugs

4.00pm: Let go Starboard anchor. Discharged pilot

5.15pm: Hands to bathe

10.15pm: Light cruiser arrived & anchored

Sick list Nil


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4 July 1917

[From Glasgow to Patrol]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

4.15pm: Sent mail ashore

5.36pm (British Summer Time): Anchor aweigh, proceeded

5.36pm (Greenwich Mean Time): Passed through boom

5.38pm: Streamed paravanes

5.40pm: Starboard paravane foul. Stopped, in paravanes

6.30pm: Paravanes streamed, proceeded full speed

6.32pm: Skelmorlie Buoy abeam

7.15pm: Little Cumbrae abeam

8.18pm: Lady Isle abeam 2 miles

9.05pm: Turnberry Point abeam 1.25 miles

9.43pm: Reduced to 70 revs to clear port paravane

10.30pm: Full speed

10.47pm: Corsewall Point Light abeam 2.5 miles

11.58pm: Maidens abeam

Sick list 2


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5 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 56.5, Long -9.1

0.50am: Observed Altacarry Light bearing N19W

2.55am: Observed Oversay Light bearing N22E

3.00am: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS PATUCA

3.40am: Oversay Point abeam 6 miles

1.30pm: Stopped & hoisted paravanes inboard

1.57pm: Proceeded full speed

10.17pm: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS KILDONAN CASTLE

10.37pm: Stopped & discharged ratings

10.55pm: Boat returned. Proceeded N5W


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6 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.7, Long -13.1

Sick list 3


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7 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.4, Long -15.1

0.30am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS ORCOMA

1.50am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS HILDEBRAND

5.05am: Altered course S50E to intercept steamer

5.45am: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS BRATSBERG from Christiania to Halifax in ballast (Lat 62.5, Long -15.5). Allowed to proceed

6.00am: Boat returned. Shaped course N6E. Proceeded

10.20am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS MOLDAVIA

10.30am: Altered course S10E to intercept MOLDAVIA

10.42am: Stop, sent two ratings to MOLDAVIA

10.52am: Shaped course S77E

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

11.18pm: Altered course to intercept steamer

11.40pm: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS BESSA from San Francisco to Christiania via Halifax, general cargo (Lat 62.9, Long -15.2). Green Clearance. Allowed to proceed

Sick list 3


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8 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.7, Long -15.2

5.00am: Observed Convoy of six trawlers bearing north

1.25pm: Altered course N15W to intercept steamer

1.50pm: Stopped & boarded Belgian SS PRINCESSE CLEMENTINE, Belgian Relief, from Portland Maine to Rotterdam via Halifax, cargo wheat, green clearance (Lat 62.6, Long -15.9). Allowed to proceed

2.10pm: Proceeded S65W

10.45pm: Altered course S35E to intercept steamship

11.20pm: Stopped & boarded Dutch SS SUMATRA, Amsterdam to Halifax in ballast (Lat 62.5, Long -15.3). Allowed to proceed

11.35pm: Boat returned. Shaped course S40W & proceeded full speed to intercept steamship

11.55pm: Stopped & boarded Dutch SS LOMBOK, Amsterdam to Java via Kingston, Jamaica, general cargo (Lat 62.4, Long -15.3). Allowed to proceed

Sick list 2


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9 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.8, Long -14.1

5.00am: Sighted vessel, continued course to intercept

5.54am: Stopped & boarded Belgian SS MINISTRE DE SMET DE NAEYER, Belgian Relief Ship from Galveston to Rotterdam, cargo wheat. Green Clearance. Allowed to proceed

6.15am: Proceeded N4E

7.08am: Altered course N53E to intercept steamer

8.15am: Vessel found to be Dutch SS HEBE flying correct flag, shaped course S29W

11.00am: Altered course S15E to intercept steamship

11.50am: Stopped & boarded Swedish SS KRONPRINSESSAN VICTORIA, Gothenburg to Sierra Leone, general cargo, obtained guarantee to call at Freetown (Lat 61.8, Long -14.1). Allowed to proceed

12.14pm: Boat returned. Proceeded S70W

12.45pm: Altered course to intercept steamship

1.35pm: Fired one blank 6-inch cartridge

1.46pm: Stopped & boarded Swedish SS KRONPRINSESSAN INGEBORG [?PRINSESSAN INGEBORG], Gothenburg to South American ports, general cargo, via Freetown (Lat 61.5, Long -14.6). Allowed to proceed

2.00pm: Boat returned. Shaped course N7E

3.33pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS EBRO

3.35pm: Altered course S86E to intercept steamer

4.15pm: Stopped & Boarded Norwegian SS SAN LUCAR from Bergen to Barcelona, general cargo, obtained guarantee (Lat 61.8, Long -14.4). Allowed to proceed

4.37pm: Shaped course N5W

7.00pm: Altered course N20W to intercept steamship

8.10pm: Stopped & boarded Swedish SS MAGDA, Gothenburg to New York, general cargo (Lat 62.4, Long -15.4). Allowed to proceed

8.33pm: Proceeded S2E


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10 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.9, Long -13.9

4.50am: Altered course N18E to intercept steamship

5.05am: Stopped & boarded Danish SS OLUF MAERSK from Narvik to Philadelphia, cargo iron ore, obtained guarantee (Lat 62.6, Long -13.5). Allowed to proceed

5.30am: Resumed course N64E

7.00am: Altered course N33E to intercept steamer

7.30am: Altered course N10W to intercept another steamer

8.22am: Stopped & boarded Norwegian SS HAMLET from Aalesund to Philadelphia in ballast (Lat 63.1, Long -13.6). Allowed to proceed

8.53am: Proceeded S76E

9.34am: Stop, dropped target, exercised gunlayers with .303 aiming

11.00am: Stop, pick up target, proceeded S76W

1.30pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS OTWAY

6.30pm: Altered course South to intercept steamship

7.20pm:Stopped & boarded Swedish SS AUSTRALIA, from Baltimore to Gothenburg, cargo wheat, via Halifax (Lat 61.9, Long -15.8). Allowed to proceed

7.40pm: Proceeded N79E

Sick list 3


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11 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.6, Long -16.3

1.40am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS ORVIETO

2.40am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS EBRO

8.07am: Altered course N45W to intercept steamship

8.40am: Stop & boarded Danish SS SVANHOLM from New York to Copenhagen via Halifax, general cargo. Allowed to proceed

9.05am: Resumed course N46W

9.20am: Altered course N30E to intercept steamship

9.50am: Stop & boarded British Steam Trawler PHOEBE

10.00am: Dropped target & carried out 6-inch gun firing

Noon: Picked up target, proceeded S70W

Sick list 2


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12 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.7, Long -17.3

Sick list 2


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13 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.7, Long -15.8

7.10am: Altered course S83W to intercept sailing ship

8.03am: Stopped & boarded Swedish barque MIMOSA from Gothenburg to Pisagio[?Pasajes] (Spain), general cargo, green clearance from Lerwick (Lat 61.3, Long -15.3). Allowed to proceed

8.26am: Boat returned. Proceeded N39W

9.35am: Altered course North to intercept steamship

10.30am: Stop & boarded Danish SS TOMSK, Gibraltar to Copenhagen, general cargo, blue clearance from Gibraltar (Lat 61.7, Long -15.9). Allowed to proceed

11.00am: Boat returned. Proceeded S8E to intercept steamer. Exchanged pendants with HMS EBRO

11.23am: Stop & boarded Russian Volunteer SS VORENEZ [VORONEZH], Arkhangel to New York, general cargo (Lat 61.7, Long -15.7). Allowed to proceed

11.45pm: Boat returned. Proceeded S76W

Sick list 2


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14 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.7, Long -17.3

1.55am: Altered course S33W to intercept steamship

2.20am: Stopped & boarded Danish SS RHONE, from Copenhagen to Baltimore, via Halifax with general cargo (Fired 1 round blank 3-pounder). Allowed to proceed

2.35am: Boat returned. Shaped course S47E

Sick list 2


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15 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.8, Long -17.1

2.15am: Exchanged pendants with HMS PATUCA & closed

2.40am: Stop, sent boat

3.00am: Boat returned with 3 stoker ratings (absentees). Proceeded S44E

10.10am: Divine Service

2.30pm: Fired 2 rounds 3-pounder practice at barrels

Sick list 2


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16 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.7, Long -16.8

3.10am: Altered course S65W to intercept vessel

3.44am: Stopped & boarded British Steam Trawler J BAELS MAURICX, Fleetwood to Iceland Fishing Grounds. Allowed to proceed

2.30pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS COLUMBELLA

5.00pm: Fired two rounds practice 3-pounder at Barrel

11.40pm: Altered course N30W to intercept steamship

Sick list 3


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17 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.5, Long -22.2

Various courses to intercept steamship

0.45am: Increased to full speed

2.00am: Fired 4 rounds 6-inch practice ammunition to stop Danish steamship bound west

4.30am: Fired 3 rounds 6-inch practice ammunition

6.40am: Signalled Danish SS HELLIG OLAV flying correct flag of day. Allowed to proceed

6.45am: Altered course S81E & Resumed patrol

9.30am: Altered course East to intercept steamship

9.53am: Stopped & boarded Norwegian ship NORDFARER, Philadelphia to Christiania with wheat. Green clearance from Halifax (Lat 61.5, Long -22.8). Allowed to proceed

10.15am: Proceed South to intercept ship

11.20am: Stop. Boarded Norwegian ship HAMINGJA, Baltimore to Larvik, wheat, via Halifax (Lat 61.4, Long -22.3). Allowed to proceed

11.40am: Boat returned. Proceeded S83E

3.45pm: Altered course S3E to intercept sailing vessel

4.00pm: Stop. Boarded Russian 3-masted barquentine UKU, Cardiff to Reykjavik with coal, Green clearance (Lat 61.6, Long -22.3). Allowed to proceed

4.20pm: Boat returned. Shaped course North

Sick list 3


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18 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.9, Long -20.0

5.10am: Altered course S55E to intercept sailing vessel, found to be Russian sailing vessel UKU, previously boarded

6.05am: Resumed course S24E

10.00am: Tested mine releasing gear

5.00pm: Altered course S83E to intercept vessel

6.58pm: Stop & boarded Danish Barque BONOVENTO Buenos Ayres to Aalborg via Kingston with maize (Lat 61.1, Long -15.4). Allowed to proceed

Sick list 5


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19 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -16.2

2.30pm: Altered course to intercept vessel

3.37pm: Spoke Norwegian barque SARDHANA flying Flag of day. Allowed to proceed

3.45pm: Proceeded S40E

Sick list 5


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20 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -11.3

5.00am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS ALSATIAN

5.45am: Lowered boat. Captain visited Flag

5.47am: Proceeded

7.20am: Captain returned, proceeded S37E

9.00am: Hands employed rigging coaling gear

1.00pm: Paravanes swung outboard & secured to rail. Guns half cock

7.30pm: Sighted submarine, sounded General Quarters, proceeded to attack in Lat 59.5, Long -8.5, various courses

7.56pm: Submarine submerged, altered course S15W to meet trawlers. Ordered HMTs ANZAC & ONTARIO to search for submarine

8.09pm: Streamed paravanes

8.19pm: Proceeded S46E

Sick list 3


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21 July 1917

At Sea [from Patrol to Loch Ewe]

Lat 57.86, Long -5.66

0.25am: Butt of Lewis bearing S11E

1.52am: Butt of Lewis abeam Distance 12 miles

2.10am: Tiumpan Head bearing S25W

3.51am: Tiumpan Head abeam Distance 6 miles

5.30am: Courses as requisite for entering harbour

6.14am: Took in paravanes

6.27am: Passed through boom

6.45am: Let go starboard anchor

7.00am: Finished with engines, hands employed rigging coaling gear

7.10am: Mail arrived

7.20am: Colliers 234 & CORNWOOD made fast

8.00am: Commenced coaling

Noon: Stopped coaling for dinner

1.00pm: Resumed coaling

4.30pm: Stopped coaling for tea

5.00pm: Resumed coaling

7.30pm: Stopped coaling for supper

8.30pm: Resumed coaling

9.35pm: Collier No 234 cast off

10.30pm: Ceased coaling for night

Sick list 3


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22 July 1917

[At Loch Ewe]

Lat 57.86, Long -5.66

6.55am: Hands fall in, continued coaling ship

Noon: Ceased coaling for dinner

1.00pm: Resumed coaling

2.35pm: Finished coaling. Received 1000 tons


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23 July 1917

[At Loch Ewe]

Lat 57.86, Long -5.66

4.30am: Able Seaman Virgo left ship

10.30pm: Able Seaman Hodge RNR sent to hospital

1.30pm: Landed liberty men & bathing party

2.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

6.00pm: Hands fall in, getting ship ready for sea

7.50pm: Mail arrived on board

Sick list 4


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24 July 1917

[At Loch Ewe]

Lat 57.86, Long -5.66

12.30pm: Collier CORNWOOD fast alongside to port (Water boat)

4.15pm: Collier CORNWOOD cast off

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

Sick list 4


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25 July 1917

[At Loch Ewe]

Lat 57.86, Long -5.66

2.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

9.23pm: Destroyers NAPIER, ROWENA & MINDFUL entered harbour & anchored

10.30pm: Hands preparing ship for sea

11.45pm: Commenced heaving up anchor

Midnight: Anchor aweigh


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26 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 58.9, Long -8.8

0.15am: Proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite

0.30am: Passed through boom defence & shaped course N1W, streamed paravanes & increased to full speed. Escorted by HM Destroyers ROWENA & NAPIER

1.08am: Rudh’ Re Light abeam 0.75 miles

3.07am: Tiumpan Head abeam 6.5 miles

3.20am: Observed Butt of Lewis Light bearing N25W

9.37am: Reduced 70 revs to take in paravanes

9.47am: Proceeded full speed

2.00pm: Dismissed escort

Sick list 2


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27 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long -13.7

8.20am: Exchanged pendants with HMS ALSATIAN, courses & speeds as requisite for keeping station

9.55am: Stop. Vice Admiral Tupper RN came on board

11.00am: Stop. Vice Admiral returned to flagship. Shaped course N8W

6.10pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS MOLDAVIA

8.30pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS ARMADALE CASTLE

9.00pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS PATUCA

10.12pm: Stop, PATUCA’s boat alongside, sent mail & papers

10.18pm: Proceeded N56W

Sick list 2


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28 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.2, Long -18.2

4.00am: At rendezvous. Various Courses awaiting HMT EDWARDIAN

6.20am: Proceeded N12E to intercept steamship

6.30am: Sounded General Quarters

7.00am: Dispersed General Quarters & boarded Norwegian SS HOVLAND, Baltimore to Christiania via Halifax, cargo phosphates (Lat 63.1, Long -18.4). Allowed to proceed. [The HOVLAND was in Halifax in December 1917 and was in dry dock on the day of the Halifax Explosion, 6 December. Five of the ship’s crew were killed.]

7.25am: Boat returned, proceeded S34E

9.07am: Altered course S60E to intercept vessel

9.20am: Stopped & sent boat with orders to HM Armed Trawler EDWARDIAN

9.44am: Boat returned, shaped course N60W

11.25am: Stop. Received Commanding Officers of HM Armed Trawlers STALWART & THOMAS STRATTON on board

11.50am: Shaped course West to intercept sailing vessel

1.00pm: Stopped & boarded Norwegian Barque GENERAL GORDON, Baltimore to Haugesund via Halifax, with phosphates (Lat 62.9, Long -18.7). Allowed to proceed

1.20pm: Shaped course N43E

1.27pm: Stopped, Commanding Officers returned to their ships

1.36pm: Shaped course East

3.45pm: Altered course N56W to close trawlers

4.15pm: Sighted smoke of Trawlers. Continued course to intercept

6.20pm: Stop. Boarded HMT STALWART with orders

6.30pm: Boat returned, proceeded S50E

Sick list 2


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29 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.0, Long -18.5

10.10am: Divisions & Church

1.10pm: Observed Trawlers bearing N6E

1.34pm: Stopped & sent boat with orders to HM Armed Trawlers STALWART & THOMAS STRATTON

1.58pm: Boat returned, shaped course S31E & proceeded

Sick list 2


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30 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.2, Long -16.5

9.38am: Dropped Target

9.45am: Gunlayers at aiming tube practice

10.40am: Stop, picked up target

10.42am: Proceeded N82E

8.47pm: Reduced to 87 revs to communicate with HM Trawler

8.52pm: Proceeded 87 revs

Sick list 2


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31 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.0, Long -17.0

2.07pm: Stop. Heard steamer’s fog whistle in Port bow in thick fog

2.12pm: Altered course S75W, courses as requisite to intercept trawlers

2.54pm: Stopped & boarded HMT LORD LANSDOWNE in company with STALWART & THOMAS STRATTON

3.16pm: Proceeded S74W

10.00pm: Fog lifted

Sick list 2



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917


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Page signed: T Smith, Lieut RNR, Navigating Officer

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1 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.9, Long -16.7

1.00am: Altered course S56E

Zigzag every 10 minutes

7.00am: Altered course N83W

7.30am: Hands fall in, clean ship

9.30am: Hands employed chipping paint. RNVR’s & Marines to instruction

11.10am: Divisions, Prayers & Physical Drill

Zigzag every 10 minutes

Noon: Hands to dinner

12.30am: Altered course N60W to intercept steamship, courses as requisite

1.00pm: Stop & Boarded Danish SS DANEBOD from Veile [?Vejle] to Halifax in ballast (Lat 62.9, Long -17.3). Allowed to proceed

1.20pm: Shaped Course N83W, 87 revs & zigzag

3.00pm: Working party employed chipping paintwork

Zigzag at intervals of 10 minutes throughout

4.00pm: Quarters, Collision Stations

4.17pm: Altered course S65W to intercept steamship

4.25pm: Stop & boarded Norwegian SS SOMMERSTAD. Previously boarded. Allowed to proceed

4.43pm: Proceeded N25E to intercept steamship

5.20pm: Steamer found to be SS DANEBOD, previously boarded. Allowed to proceed

5.20pm: Resumed patrol N83W

Zigzag every 10 minutes

9.00pm: Exercised sea-boats crew

Midnight: Altered course S28E

Sick list 1


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2 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.0, Long -18.5

9.35am: Stop. Dropped target, General Quarters, Proceeded & carried out 6-inch target practice. Fired five rounds each gun

10.50am: Stop. Picked up target & proceeded N66W

11.38am: Observed smoke bearing SW altered course S23E

1.26pm: Stop & boarded Norwegian SS OTTAWA previously boarded (Lat 62.8, Long -17.9). Allowed to proceed

1.45pm: Boat returned. Shaped course N67W

1.54pm: Stop, sent boat with orders to HM Armed Trawlers LORD LANSDOWNE & THOMAS STRATTON

2.25pm: Boat returned

2.25pm: Sent boat with Mr Williams, warrant telegraphist, to repair wireless on HMT THOMAS STRATTON

2.44pm: Boat returned, proceeded S65E

8.00pm: Stop, sent boat to HM Armed Trawler THOMAS STRATTON

8.20pm: Boat returned with Wireless Telegraphy Officer, proceeded S63E


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3 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.2, Long -16.1

Sick list 1


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4 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.8, Long -18.9

5.40pm: Altered course South to intercept steamship

5.45pm: Stop & boarded Dutch SS FRISIA, Buenos Ayres to Amsterdam, via Halifax (Lat 62.5, Long -16.1). Allowed to proceed

6.10pm: Shaped course S14W

6.30pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS ORCOMA

7.10pm: Stop & sent boat with confidential papers & received mail

7.30pm: Boat returned & sent back to HMS ORCOMA

7.55pm: Boat returned, shaped course S4E proceeded

Sick list 1


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5 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.8, Long -13.3

3.00am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS ARMADALE CASTLE

4.07am: Stop, sent boat with Surgeon Blackburn to ARMADALE CASTLE

4.15am: Proceeded S2E, keeping station with ARMADALE CASTLE

6.35am: Stop. Surgeon Blackburn returned on board

6.47am: Proceeded S4E

10.10am: Divine Service

4.00pm: Swung out boats & secured to rail. All guns half cock

8.40pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMT ST DENNIS

Sick list 1


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6 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 56.1, Long -8.0

3.30am: Challenged Trawler & received reply

4.12am: Observed two ship's boats bearing S30W, altered course to inspect them

4.15am: Observed to contain shipwrecked crew, reduced to half speed (Lat 56.9, Long -9.6)

4.20am: Stop, Engines used as requisite

4.25am: Received on board 5 officers & 41 men of SS CHAGFORD [The CHAGFORD was actually a Q-ship and had been torpedoed by a German submarine, believed to have been U-44, when 120 miles NW of Tory Island. She sank the following day when under tow by HMT SAXON. She had been laid down in 1903 as the BRACONDALE, but her name was changed in 1917 when she was converted to a Q-ship. There are further details on Wrecksite. The U-44 had been significantly damaged in her encounter with the CHAGFORD and was left unable to submerge properly. The submarine was sighted by HMS ORACLE in the early hours of 12 August off the north coast of Scotland, who shelled and then rammed her. (Per “Q-Ships and their story” by E Keble Chatterton, Conway Maritime Press, 1972)]

4.43am: Proceeded full speed to intercept HM Armed Trawler SAXON

5.12am: Signalled trawler to proceed to assistance of SS CHAGFORD torpedoed in Lat 56.6, Long -10.6

5.20am: Shaped course S6E

8.49am: Reduced speed & streamed paravanes

8.53am: Proceeded full speed

10.56am: Reduced speed, Port paravane broke surface

11.05am: Port paravane clear, Proceeded full speed

2.00pm: Sea boats crew make & mend clothes

3.45pm: Observed Inishtrahull Light bearing S53W

3.57pm: Inishtrahull Light abeam

7.34pm: Signalled Torr Head

8.45pm: Maidens abeam 4 miles

8.54pm: Maidens bearing N84W

9.45pm: Corsewall Point abeam 1.5 miles

10.50pm: Ailsa Craig abeam 4.5 miles

11.28pm: Turnberry Point abeam 1.5 miles


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7 August 1917

At Sea [and from Patrol to Glasgow]

[Lat 55.9, Long -4.9 estimated]

0.15am: Lady Isle bearing S82E

1.10am: Cumbrae abeam

1.50am: Toward Point abeam

1.51am: Skelmorlie abeam, took paravanes in

2.20am: Passed boom defence

2.30am: Pilot came aboard

2.32am: Proceeded under pilot's orders

3.27am: Cardross Light abeam

3.30am: Dumbarton Rock abeam

3.40am: Ran aground, engines full speed astern

5.18am: Tug CAMPAIGNER arrived

5.22am: Tug made fast

5.44am: Engines stopped

6.15am: Soundings taken, ship listing heavily to port. Guyed all derricks out on starboard side, swung sea boats outboard & trained all starboard guns on beam

7.00am: Hands fall in, clean ship

9.30am: Hands employed painting ship & getting in sand

2.38pm: Tugs FLYING WIZARD, CAMPAIGNER & NEPTUNE assisting to refloat vessel. Engines as required. Time of High Water 4.45pm

4.30pm: Tugs engaged in refloating vessel. Engines being used as required

4.55pm: Lowered both anchors, ship’s company mustered on poop

5.12pm: Ship afloat, weighed anchors

5.24pm: Proceeded up Clyde with tug NEPTUNE forward, FLYING WIZARD aft

7.00pm: Entered Princes Dock & swung ship

7.25pm: Made fast in No 19 Berth

7.30pm: Mail arrived on board

9.00pm: 106 ratings left ship on long leave, 6 ratings draft, 3 men discharged to hospital, 54 men on night leave, 2 men under sentry’s charge

Sick list 3


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8 August 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

1.00am: Diving party ceased work

8.30am: 5 Ratings joined ship ex HMS EBRO

Shore labour proceeding

2.30pm: Two prisoners left for Barlinnie under escort

5.38pm: Survivors of HMS CHAGFORD left ship for Devonport

7.00pm: 1 Rating left for RN Barracks Portsmouth & 1 for HMS EAGLE

Sick list Nil


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9 August 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

5.00pm: Singled up

6.00pm: Unmoored & proceeded to Princes Dry Dock with assistance from tugs NEPTUNE & WIZARD

7.15pm: Fast in dry dock

7.30pm: Dry dock pumped out


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10 August 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dry Dock

3.30am: Shore party shifting fo’c'sle gun

11.00am: One Absentee returned by civil police

9.00pm: Commenced flooding dock

Sick list 1


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11 August 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Govan Dry Dock

6.30am: Finished flooding dock

6.50am: Removing shores

6.52am: Ship afloat

7.25am: After tug NEPTUNE made fast. Commenced leaving dock

7.30am: Left Dry Dock

7.35am: Foremost tug VICTOR made fast

7.45am: Commenced to make fast to No 10 Princes Dock

7.55am: Foremost tug cast off

8.00am: After tug cast off

8.10am: All fast

11.15am: 7 ratings for HMS PATUCA join ship

2.30pm: Hands Make & Mend Clothes

Sick list 1


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12 August 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

10.00am: 10 ratings joined ship from HMS EAGLE

10.30am: Church Parties landed

12.15pm: Church Party returned

Sick list Nil


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13 August 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

6.30am: Hands fall in, singled up

9.05am: Shifted ship with assistance of tugs VICTOR & CRUISER

9.40am: All fast in new berth

2.00pm: Hands employed shifting ship as required for crane

8.20pm: Left berth in charge of piloted tugs SAMSON & CRUISER

9.10pm: Fast in coaling berth

11.35pm: Commenced coaling, 33 men & 3 foremen


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14 August 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Coaling Berth, Princes Dock

5.45am: Coaling party stopped coaling

6.15am: Coaling party resumed coaling, 33 men & 3 foremen

1.45pm: Captain Brocklebank left ship

2.00pm: Stopped coaling for dinner

3.00pm: Resumed coaling with 41 men and 3 foremen

Shore labour proceeding

8.00pm: 26 men & 2 foremen coaling

9.30pm: Stopped coaling for supper

10.30pm: Resumed coaling, 17 men and 2 foremen employed


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15 August 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

0.45am: Ceased coaling & shifted ship 30ft along wharf

9.10am: Shifted ship to No 15 berth assisted by tugs SAMSON & NEPTUNE

2.00pm: 3 Royal Marine Light Infantry privates joined ship

2.30pm: 3 Royal Marine Light Infantry privates left ship for barracks

3.00pm: Received absentee J Middleton from HMS EBRO

5.00pm: Prisoner J Middleton escaped

10.20pm: Escort arrived with Able Seaman Thompson from N Police station


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16 August 1917

At Southern Base

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

7.15pm: Tug CHIEFTAIN standing by aft

11.30pm: Left Princes Dock No 15 Berth

11.45pm: Clear of Docks, proceeded down river, assisted by tugs forward & aft


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17 August 1917

Off Greenock

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

0.08am: Passed Yarrow

0.55am: Passed HMS KILDONAN CASTLE

1.28am: Dumbarton Rock abeam

2.29am: Let go Starboard anchor

2.32am: Finished with engines

1.45pm: Lowered starboard sea-boat

2.00pm: Hands Make & mend clothes

3.40pm: Sea-boat returned alongside

5.15pm: Hands to bathe

6.30pm: Landed mail

Sick list Nil


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18 August 1917

Off Greenock

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

7.30am: Fireman A Gimmel returned on board

5.15pm: Hands to bathe

6.00pm: Landed mail

Sick list Nil


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19 August 1917

Off Greenock

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

10.00am: Divisions & Church

5.30pm: Hands fall in, hoist all boats. Prepare ship for sea

6.30pm: Commenced to heave up

6.50pm: Anchor aweigh

7.36pm: Passed boom defence, streamed paravanes

7.37pm: Steady course S32W. All guns brought to half cock position

7.47pm: Paravanes foul, reduced to 60 revs to clear

8.05pm: Cleared paravanes, increased to full speed

8.07pm: Skelmorlie Buoy abeam 0.5 miles

9.45pm: Lady Isle abeam

10.39pm: Turnberry Point abeam

11.14pm: Ailsa Craig abeam 4 miles


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20 August 1917

At Anchor [and from Clyde to Lough Swilly]

[Lat 55.2, Long -7.5 estimated]

1.14am: Maidens abeam 4 miles

3.00am: Rathlin Island abeam

5.18am: Inishtrahull abeam

5.40am: Met destroyer escort

6.52am: Fanad Head abeam

7.15am: Reduced speed & took paravanes in

7.30am: Passed boom defence

7.40am: Stopped & let go starboard anchor

7.50am: Brought up, Rang off Engines

4.00pm: Quarters, hammocks inspected

5.20pm: Hands to bathe

Sick list 3


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21 August 1917

At Sea

[Lat 55.5, Long -8.0 estimated]

5.30am: Ships of convoy, commenced to proceed to sea

6.45am: Weighed & proceeded

7.00am: Passed boom defence, streamed paravanes. Courses & speeds as requisite

7.41am: Fanad Point abeam

8.24am: Inishtrahull abeam. Hands in two watches at guns

11.45am: Took on board port paravane in damaged condition

11.48am: Two vessels of convoy torpedoed, DEVONIA [DEVONIAN] & ROSCOMMON, sounded General Quarters & increased to full speed [The DEVONIAN & ROSCOMMON were torpedoed by U-53 when 20 miles northeast of Tory Island.]

11.50am: Ordered convoy to disperse

12.48pm: DEVONIAN sunk stern first

2.00pm: Observed conning tower of submarine bearing N27E altered course to attack

2.20pm: Submarine submerged, altered course N56W

Sick list 3


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22 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 58.9, Long -12.7

1.15pm: Stopped starboard engine

1.20pm: Half speed on starboard engine

1.25pm: Half speed on port engine

1.27pm: Proceeded N15W


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23 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -14.5

1 Punch-ball stolen from Officer’s Smoke Room during stay in Glasgow

Sick list Nil


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24 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.8, Long -15.0

5.24pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS ALSATIAN bearing West

6.28pm: Observed vessel bearing S75W, altered course S82W to intercept

6.55pm: Observed vessel to be Danish barquentine HARRIS previously examined (Lat 60.5, Long -15.1). Allowed to proceed

Sick list Nil


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25 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -16.3

6.48am: Exchanged pendants with HMS ALSATIAN

9.00am: Observed flag ship bearing N68W, altered course N32W to close

9.22am: Stop

9.25am: Captain repaired on board flag ship

9.40am: Shaped course NE, 87 revs, keeping station 4 miles on flag ship’s starboard beam

1.00pm: Various courses & speeds to close flag ship

1.32pm: Stop. Captain returned on board, ratings for PATUCA sent to flag ship

1.50pm: Shaped course S24W

Sick list Nil


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26 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.9, Long -16.8

9.54am: Altered course N58E to intercept steamship

10.00am: Divisions & Church

11.08am: Stop & boarded Belgian relief SS GOUVERNEUR DE LANTSHEERE from Rotterdam to Halifax in ballast. Allowed to proceed

12.10pm: Boat returned with stowaway

12.10pm: Proceeded to intercept another steamship

1.35pm: Stop & boarded Belgian relief SS HALLEN[?HAELEN] from Rotterdam to Halifax, in ballast, obtaining guarantee (Lat 61.8, Long -16.3). Allowed to proceed

2.10pm: Shaped course South to intercept steamship

2.55pm: Stop & boarded Swedish SS FANNY, cargo wood pulp, Gothenburg to Passages [?Pasajes] via Gibraltar, obtaining guarantee (Lat 61.7, Long -16.1). Allowed to proceed

3.25pm: Boat returned, shaped course SxW to intercept sailing ketch

4.11pm: Stop & boarded Danish ketch SJOLORAN from Trangisvaag to Barcelona, cargo dried fish. Allowed to proceed

4.40pm: Picked up boat

4.45pm: Proceeded S89W

8.00pm: Observed steamship bearing North, altered course to intercept

8.15pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS ARTOIS


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27 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.1, Long -18.0

Sick list Nil


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28 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.1, Long -17.9

9.05am: Observed steamship bearing N24W, altered course to intercept

9.55am: Stop & boarded Norwegian SS ROMSDALSFJORD from New York to Bergen, general cargo, green clearance (Lat 61.7, Long -18.2). Allowed to proceed

10.36am: Stop to pick up boat

10.38am: Shaped course N38E

12.38pm: Altered course S55W to intercept steamer

1.50pm: Stop & Boarded Belgian Relief SS SYRIE, Portland Maine to Rotterdam with wheat, green clearance (Lat 61.9, Long -17.8). Allowed to proceed

7.35pm: Altered course to intercept vessel

11.14pm: Observed light bearing N25E, increased 93 revs

Midnight: Reduced 87 revs, light not visible

Sick list 1


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29 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.1, Long -18.0

Sick list 2


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30 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.1, Long -17.1


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31 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -15.9

2.40am: Observed vessel bearing S11W

3.50am: Altered course S34W to intercept

5.47am: Stop & boarded Swedish SS INDIANIC Gothenburg to Durban, general cargo (Lat 61.1, Long -16.9). Allowed to proceed

6.19am: Shaped course N50E

Sick list Nil


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Extreme Length: 410ft 10in

Extreme Breadth: 50ft 9.5in

Engines Manufacturer: Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson

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[Mainly blank pages from the start of the volume of original logs – above page contains barometer and thermometer details]


[From 1 September 1917 there is only one log page for each day, from the original log.]



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917


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1 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.6, Long -16.2

Zigzag 3 points every 10 minutes

6.00am: Altered course N23E

7.30am: Stopped zigzag. Hands fall in & wash down decks

10.45am: Observed steamer bearing N56W, closing for examination

10.47am: Altered course S79W

11.21am: Boarded Swedish AUSTRALIA from Gothenburg to Durban & Java. General cargo (Lat 61.6, Long -16.2)

12.07pm: Picked up boat

12.17pm: Shaped course N52E

12.20pm: Altered course N61E

3.20pm: Altered course S52E to intercept vessel

4.00pm: Stop & boarded French SS SAINT THOMAS & ST PIRIUS[?PIERRE], Brest to Arkangel with munitions for Russian Government (Lat 61.4, Long -15.8). Allowed to proceed

4.36pm: Proceeded N23E

Steady course throughout

8.45pm: Observed steamer bearing N44E

8.55pm: Altered course N5E

9.25pm: Resumed course N23E

Steamer HOVLAND, Norwegian, Correct Boarding Flag (Lat 62.2, Long -15.9). Allowed to proceed [see note 28 July 1917]

11.10pm: Commenced zigzag 2 points either side of normal

Midnight: Altered course S31W

Sick list 1


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2 September 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 62.4, Long -16.4

10.00am: Divisions & Church

3.30pm: Observed land bearing N22E

Sick list 1


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3 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.3, Long -17.0

6.06am: Increased to 93 revs to intercept vessel

6.35am: Challenged HM Trawlers MACLEAY & SITVEL. Instructed MACLEAY to board Danish Barque SOLHEIM, cruising in vicinity (Lat 61.6, Long -17.3)

7.45am: MACLEAY reported Danish Barque SOLHEIM from Rosario to Randers[?], Denmark. Cargo wheat, green clearance from Kingston, Jamaica

7.55am: Ordered ship to proceed on voyage

9.20pm: Stop. Boarded Danish schooner MUNINOR[?], Reykjavik to Aberdeen with fish. Ordered to Stornoway on 31 August

10.00pm: Boat returned, proceeded S22E

Sick list 2


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4 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.6, Long -10.4

9.30am: Hands preparing Ship for coaling

8.12pm: Slipped paravanes

10.00-11.30pm: Sounding

Sick list 1


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5 September 1917

At Sea [and from Patrol to Loch Ewe]

Lat 57.86, Long -5.66

1.15am: Observed Butt of Lewis Light bearing S~E

3.00am: Butt of Lewis abeam 9 miles. Observed Tiumpan Head bearing S20W

5.20am: Tiumpan Head abeam

6.14am: Rudh’ Re bearing S48E

7.08am: Rudh’ Re S7W

7.18am: Took on board paravanes

7.40am: Stop. Let go Port anchor

7.50am: Brought up. Rang off main Engines

8.05am: Collier HEBBURN fast alongside

8.20am: Collier ROTHERHILL fast alongside

9.00am: Commenced coaling

11.30am: Hands to dinner

12.30pm: Resumed coaling

4.00pm: Hands stopped coaling for tea

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

7.00pm: Stopped coaling for supper

8.00pm: Resumed coaling

9.00pm: Received mail

10.10pm: Ceased coaling for night (800 tons)

Sick list 1


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6 September 1917

At Anchor [at Loch Ewe]

Lat 57.86, Long -5.66

7.00am: Commenced coaling

Noon: Stopped coaling for dinner

12.30pm: Resumed coaling

1.25pm: Finished coaling. Received 1094 tons

6.25pm: Mail left ship

Sick list 2


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7 September 1917

At Anchor [at Loch Ewe]

Lat 57.86, Long -5.66

10.00am: All boats beached to clean bottoms

Noon: All boats returned to ship

1.15pm: Stowaway ex SS GOUVERNEUR DE LANTSHEERE left under escort for Fort

2.30pm: Hands to make & mend clothes

7.30pm: Anchor aweigh. Courses & speeds as requisite

7.50pm: Passed through boom

8.00pm: Slipped paravanes

8.02pm: Reduced speed. Starboard paravane broke water

8.57pm: Streamed Starboard paravane, proceeded 98 revs

10.35pm: Tiumpan Head abeam 6 miles

11.36pm: Butt of Lewis abeam 9 miles

Sick list 2


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8 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.1, Long -10.0

0.10am: Butt of Lewis abeam

7.08am: Paravanes aboard

4.00pm: Read Warrant 119

Sick list 1


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9 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.9, Long -16.9

10.00am: Divisions & Church

2.45pm: Observed steamer bearing North

2.50pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS ORCOMA

3.44pm: Stop & sent boat for confidential papers

3.48pm: Proceeded S28W

7.00pm: Challenged & exchanged Pendants HMS PATIA

Sick list 1


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10 September 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 62.1, Long -18.9

Sick list 1


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11 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.6, Long -17.9

5.45am: Altered course to intercept vessel

6.33am: Stop. Boarded Norwegian SS BERGENSFJORD. From Christiania to New York, 1104 Passengers (Lat 61.0, Long -18.0). Allowed to proceed

7.10am: Proceeded N31E

10.00am: Stop. Boarded Dutch SS WAALDJIK. Rotterdam to Halifax in ballast (Lat 61.3, Long -18.0). Allowed to proceed

10.26am: Boat returned, proceeded N31E

12.21pm: Altered course N40W to intercept sailing vessel

1.07pm: Stopped & sent boat & boarded Danish barque CERES. Greenland to Copenhagen cargo of seal skins, seal oil & empty casks. Permit from British Government (Lat 61.9, Long -18.1). Allowed to proceed

1.40pm: Boat returned, shaped course S31W & proceeded

Sick list 1


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12 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.2, Long -17.1

Sick list 1


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13 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -15.7

1.00pm: RNVR Classes to 6-inch Gun Drill. Working party of watch employed in chipping deck of No 2 hold. Sea boats crew employed in making paunch matting for Ammunition hoists. Midshipmen to signals

9.00pm: Observed steamer bearing N9E

9.45pm: Stop

9.48pm: Boarded Dutch SS RIJNLAND from Amsterdam to Halifax, cargo ballast (Lat 61.6, Long -15.9). Allowed to proceed

10.15pm: Boat returned

10.20pm: Resumed course N20E

11.10pm: Observed steamer bearing East

Midnight: Stop. Boarded steamer GROTIUS (Lat 60.8, Long-15.5)

Sick list 2


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14 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.9, Long -16.9

Midnight: Stop. Boarded Dutch SS GROTIUS Rotterdam to San Francisco via Kingston. Obtained guarantee. Allowed to proceed

0.35am: Proceeded S77W

12.05pm: Challenged & exchanged Pendants with HMS EBRO

12.20pm: Stopped. Sent boat with dispatches & mails to HMS EBRO

12.47pm: Boat returned, shaped course N14E

Sick list 2


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15 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.1, Long -17.9

10.00am: Tested depth charge releasing gear

Sick list 2


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16 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.1, Long -19.2

10.05am: Hands mustered by Open List

10.45am: Divisions & Divine Service

Noon: Altered course N72E to intercept sailing ship

1.15pm: Stop. Boarded Danish barque LYSGLIMT Buenos Ayres to Bergen with maize (Lat 61.3, Long -18.8). Green clearance. Allowed to proceed

1.35pm: Boat returned. Proceeded S39W

7.20pm: Altered course S68E to intercept sailing vessel bearing S42E

8.17pm: Stop & Boarded Spanish Schooner ESPANA from Cadiz to Iceland via Gibraltar, Cargo Salt (Lat 61.3, Long -18.6). Allowed to proceed

8.42pm: Proceeded N12E

Sick list 3


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17 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.2, Long -18.0

8.11am: Altered course S8W to intercept steamer

8.53am: Boarded Norwegian steamer ANNA SOFIE, Narvik to Philadelphia, Iron Ore (Lat 61.2, Long -18.0). Allowed to proceed

9.05am: Port Telegraph jammed. Orders passed through Navy Phone

9.22am: Boat returned, shaped course N24E. Steering gear jammed

9.50am: Telegraph repaired. Courses & speeds various, steering by Engines & Captain’s Orders

12.20pm: Stopped both engines

12.30pm: Main engines in use & used as requisite

1.40pm: Steering gear repaired. Proceeded N55W to intercept vessel

1.55pm: Challenged & Exchanged Pendants with HMS CHAMPAGNE. Proceeded on normal course N24E


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18 September 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 62.3, Long -16.1

7.00am: Altered course N18W to intercept steamer

8.05am: Stop. Boarded American SS MAINE, Arkangel to New York with general cargo (Lat 62.0, Long -17.3)

8.32am: Boat returned, proceeded East

10.30am: Fired 6-inch Blank

10.55am: One mid[?] 6-inch Practice

11.17am: Stopped. Sent boat & boarded Belgian relief steamer TUNISIE, Montreal to Rotterdam via Halifax (Lat 62.3, Long -16.1). Allowed to proceed

11.45am: Boat returned. Shaped course N86W

6.38pm: Altered course N15W to intercept steamer

6.46pm: Stop. Boarded Danish Ketch KAP YORK [illegible] to Copenhagen with graphite[?]

7.00pm: Circling vessel awaiting instructions

8.03pm: Stopped & sent Midshipman Cunningham to KAP YORK

8.17pm: Boat returned. Continued circling KAP YORK awaiting instructions

9.05pm: Sent boat for Armed Guard & allowed KAP YORK to proceed

9.24pm: Boat returned, shaped course N10E, proceeded

Sick list 2


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19 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.9, Long -17.0

10.25pm: Altered course S2W to intercept steamship

10.38pm: Stop, Boarded Norwegian SS INID[?] Rotterdam to Halifax (Lat 61.9, Long -14.8). Obtained guarantee, Allowed to proceed

11.15pm: Boat returned. Proceeded S26E

Sick list 2


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20 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -10.4

7.27pm: Streamed paravanes

7.30-10.00pm: Sounding every half hour

9.10pm: Observed Butt of Lewis Light bearing S11E

11.18pm: Butt of Lewis abeam distance 10.5 miles

Sick list 2


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21 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 55.4, Long -6.5

1.10am: Tiumpan Head abeam 7.5 miles

2.40am: Tiumpan Head abeam 9 miles

3.43am: Milaid Point abeam 2 miles

4.40am: Glas Island Light abeam

6.03am: [?] Point abeam

6.30am: Observed suspicious [?object in] water. Sounded action stations & turned 16 points. Increased to full speed

6.50am: Resumed, shaped course S52W & reduced 78 revs

8.11am: Usinish abeam 1.25 miles

10.21am: Oigh Sgeir abeam

10.35am: Oigh Sgeir abeam

10.48am: Observed Cairns of Coll bearing S3W

Noon: Ardnamurchan Light abeam distance 2.3 miles. Sea boats crew refitting paravane gear

12.30pm: Runa Gal Light abeam

1.02pm: Green Island Lighthouse abeam

1.16pm: Loch Aline abeam

1.30pm: Grey Island Lighthouse abeam

1.43pm: Duart Castle abeam

6.33pm: Oversay abeam 1 mile

7.00pm: Observed Rathlin Island bearing S14E

9.05pm: Altacarry abeam

11.30pm: Turned round to clear steamer

Sick list Nil


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22 September 1917

At Sea [from Patrol to Glasgow]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

0.42am: Ailsa Craig Abeam Distance 3 miles

1.14am: Turnberry Light Abeam Distance 2 miles

2.05am: Lady Isle Abeam Distance 3 miles

2.56am: Cumbrae Light abeam Distance 1 mile

3.16am: Reduced to 45 revs to take in paravanes

3.30am: Signalled Toward Point

3.50am: Skelmorlie Buoy Abeam

4.34am: Observed Boom defence gate closed. Stop

5.00am: Boom open. Proceeded

5.20am: Passed boom

5.40am: Pilot boarded & proceeded to Anchorage

6.00am: Stop. Let go Starboard anchor

6.10am: Vessel brought up. Rung off engines

10.30am: Commenced heave short

10.45am: Anchor aweigh, proceeded up Clyde under pilot’s orders

11.25am: Dumbarton Rock abeam

12.45pm: Entered Princes Dock and proceeded to coaling berth

1.15pm: Made fast at coaling berth

1.45pm: Mail arrived

2.30pm: Dooley, trimmer, joined ship

2.50pm: Hands fall in for Payment

Engineers [blank] joined ship

4.50pm: Long leave Party ashore

5.00pm: Engineer Commander Spence joined

5.30pm: Long leave Party ashore

8.00pm: Petty Officer Hartley & Stoker Young sent on draught to Barracks

Sick list 0


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23 September 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock Coaling Berth

Shore labour proceeding

10.15am: Church Party landed

10.20am: Engineer Sub-Lieut Stewart RNR left ship

10.30am: Sub-Lieut Withers RNVR joined

Noon: Church Party returned

2.00pm: Assistant Steward Davies belonging to HMS CYNIC[?] brought on board under escort from PATIA

Shore labour proceeding

3.00pm: HMS PATIA left Dock

3.30pm: Assistant Steward Davies left under escort for HMS EAGLE, & 42 days detention in Walton Jail

4.30pm: Trimmer J Tempsey joined, from Barracks

Sick list Nil


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24 September 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock Coaling Berth

6.00am: Coal lighter made fast alongside

6.30am: Commenced coaling with 1 Foremen, 2 Sub Foremen & 30 men

10.30am: 6 Engine Room Ratings & 1 Steward joined ship from Portsmouth

Coaling proceeding

5.30pm: Moved ship astern into Cross bunker

5.45pm: Made fast & commenced tipping coal into Cross bunker

9.30pm: Stopped coaling for supper

10.30pm: Resumed coaling

Sick list 1


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25 September 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

5.50am: Finished coaling

8.30am: Hands fall in employed in working ship into No 19 berth

9.30am: Fast in 19 berth

5.00pm: Man missed passage on EBRO brought aboard. Made him prisoner pending instructions from Senior Naval Officer – Private Cooper, Royal Marine Light Infantry, Absentee from HMS EBRO

Sick list 0


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26 September 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

9.00pm: Sent Private Cooper, Royal Marine Light Infantry, to HMS EAGLE


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27 September 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

Sick list Nil


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28 September 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

Shore labour proceeding

1.45pm: Discharged P Ward (trimmer) to Portsmouth barracks as being medically unfit

Sick list Nil


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29 September 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

Painting of ship proceeding

10.30am: Two RNVR Ratings joined ship from Portsmouth

2.00pm: 7 Ratings left ship

Shore labour proceeding

Sick list Nil


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30 September 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

8.45pm: Tugs FLYING SWALLOW for’ard & WARRIOR aft

9.15pm: All gone[?] fore & aft & proceeded down river

11.17pm: Dumbarton Rock Abeam

Sick list Nil



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917


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1 October 1917

[From Glasgow to Patrol]

Lat 55.4, Long -4.9

0.07am: Dropped port anchor

0.08am: Stop 19 fathoms water, 60 fathoms cable port anchor

4.00am: Anchor bearings verified

6.30am: Hands fall in, swing out all boats, scrub & wash decks

8.00am: Hands to breakfast

8.45am: Hands fall in

9.15am: Hove anchor & proceeded various courses & speeds to adjust compasses (Lieut Comdr Cole RN adjuster)

10.20am: Finished adjusting

10.32am: Dropped port anchor

Hands cleaning ship generally

Hands variously employed

4.00pm: Commenced heaving up

4.15pm: Slow ahead

4.19pm: Anchor aweigh

4.45pm: Turned round awaiting boom

5.17pm: Passed through boom Course S29W. Streamed paravanes

5.45pm: Skelmorlie Buoy abeam

6.20pm: Little Cumbrae abeam distance 1 mile. Log set & altered course S12E

7.26pm: Lady Isle abeam & altered course S36W

8.16pm: Turnberry Point abeam 1.5 miles, altered course S48W

9.53pm: Corsewall Point abeam 1.75 miles

10.00pm: Altered course N84W

11.00pm: Maidens bearing N84W 4 miles ? Altered course N27W

Sick list –


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2 October 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 57.3, Long -7.2

0.42am: Rin [?Rhinns] Light abeam 0.5 miles

3.47am: Oversay Light abeam 3.5 miles

4.35am: Dubh Artach abeam 3 miles

8.17am: Cairns of Coll abeam (Lighthouse)

9.45am: Mills Rocks abeam 4 miles

11.15am: Calavay [Calvay] Lighthouse abeam 4 miles

11.58am: Usinish Lighthouse abeam 2 miles

2.52pm: Glas Island abeam 0.75 miles

3.48pm: Milaid Point abeam 4 miles

5.15pm: Tiumpan Head abeam 3 miles

Sick list 1


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3 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.8, Long -9.7

7.05am: Took in paravanes

Sick list 3


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4 October 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 59.7, Long -16.1

9.53am: Observed ALSATIAN, altered course N5E to close

10.00am: Challenged by ALSATIAN

11.17am: Stopped & received ALSATIAN’s boat

11.20am: Various courses & speeds exercising PZs [PZ exercises were tactical exercises, named after the flag signal used to give the order to commence them]

11.52am: Proceeded, shaped course N6W

2.55pm: Altered course N20W to intercept ship

4.15pm: Signalled Norwegian sailing vessel SONVIG [?SANDVIGEN] from Christiansand bound to Delaware Breakwater. Allowed to proceed

Sick list 1


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5 October 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 61.5, Long -17.2

1.00pm: Working party employed sorting out potatoes in No 4 hold

2.55pm: Altered course to intercept steamer

3.55pm: Stopped & boarded Swedish steamer TEXAS, Gothenburg to Halifax (Lat 61.7, Long -16.6). Allowed to proceed

4.23pm: Boat returned, shaped course S70E

Sick list 1


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6 October 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 61.8, Long -17.1

12.30pm: 9219 lbs of potatoes condemned as unfit for human consumption & thrown overboard

Sick list 2


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7 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.7, Long -17.5

10.10pm: Observed light bearing N16E, altered course N22E

11.25pm: Belgian Relief PRINCESSE CLEMENTINE Philadelphia – Rotterdam. Clearance from Halifax. Cargo – grain (Long 61.8, Long -16.1). Allowed to proceed

Sick list 0


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8 October 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 61.8, Long -17.0

9.00am: Hands spreading bridge awning & sorting potatoes

1.30pm: Working Party & Sea Boats Crew employed on sorting & cleaning potatoes

Sick list Nil


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9 October 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 61.6, Long -17.8

6.17pm: Altered course to intercept vessel

7.50pm: Signalled American SS NASSOVIA from New York to Archangel [The SS NASSOVIA had been operated by the Hamburg-American Packet Company before the war. She was laid up at New York from August 1914 and was seized by the US Government when America entered the war in April 1917. Her name was subsequently changed to ISONOMIA.]

8.00pm: Ordered vessel to heave to. Awaiting weather moderating

Midnight: SS NASSOVIA 1 mile on port beam

Sick list -


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10 October 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 61.3, Long -16.8

Various Courses & Revs to keep station with SS NASSOVIA

6.00am: Dropped boat to board SS NASSOVIA from New York to Arkhangel, cargo General. Allowed to proceed

6.50am: Picked up Boat. Shaped course N82W

1.00pm: Exchanged Pendants with HMS ALSATIAN

1.05pm: Orders to close flagship

1.30pm: Stop. Received Admiral on board. Various Courses & speeds in station on flagship

1.55pm: Stop. Admiral returned to Flagship

2.11pm: Proceeded North

2.26pm: Ordered to keep relative bearing with flagship

2.53pm: Resumed course North


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11 October 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 62.9, Long -18.7

9.30am: Sea Boats Crew refitting fo’c’sle, men scrubbing canvas. Foretopmen & maintopmen & quarterdeck men painting boats


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12 October 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 62.4, Long -24.1

Sick list Nil


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13 October 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 62.2, Long -21.5

2.30am: Lost: 1 Piasaba 6-inch Quick Fire & Breech Loader; 1 Stave end Intermediate; 1 Spindle cleaner; 1 Tampion [a Piasaba brush is made from fibre from a South American palm tree and used for cleaning guns; a tampion is a plug or cover for the muzzle of a gun]

10.45am: Altered course S10E to intercept sailing vessel

12.19pm: Stop & boarded Dutch Brigantine HOOGEZAND from Iviza [Ibiza] (Balearic Islands) to Westward Island [?Westmann Islands] (Iceland)] cargo salt (Lat 62.1, Long -21.5). Blue clearance. Allowed to proceed

4.26pm: Altered course S45E to rendezvous PATIA

4.40pm: PATIA bearing S28E 1 mile

4.50pm: Stop. Boat alongside

5.00pm: Resumed S75E


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14 October 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 63.2, Long -18.9

10.00am: Divisions & Divine Service

9.45pm: Observed Portland Light bearing N50W

11.00pm: Altered course to intercept vessel

11.35pm: Signalled Icelandic SS STEBLING[?]. Previously boarded. Allowed to proceed

11.50pm: Proceeded N77W

Sick list Nil


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15 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.4, Long -20.8

1.20pm: Altered course N45E to intercept vessel

2.55pm: Brandur Island abeam

3.05pm: Sudurey Isle abeam 1 mile

5.18pm: Portland 4 Beacon 4 points

6.53pm: Portland Light Abeam bearing N20E (true) 13 miles

Sick list Nil


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16 October 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 63.2, Long -19.5

9.15am: Altered course N30E to close trawlers RUSHCOE & ST DENNIS, communicated with same

10.20am: Resumed course

11.10pm: Observed light bearing N60W

Sick list Nil


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17 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.2, Long -20.8

0.50am: Boarded Norwegian brig TAKMA From Grondjhim [?Trondheim] to Reykjavik. Cargo – Wood (Lat 63.2, Long -18.5)

1.25am: Boat returned. Allowed to proceed

1.30am: [Proceeded] N64W

10.00am: Dropped target & carried out 6-inch submarine target practice

11.00am: Finished practice. Proceeded S78E

4.04pm: Altered course S34W to intercept sailing vessel

4.42pm: Boarded Danish ketch VALTYR Copenhagen to Reykjavik. Cargo general (Lat 63.1, Long -19.5)

4.58pm: Boat returned. Allowed to proceed

5.06pm: Set course East to intercept sailing vessel (Lat 63.3, Long -19.4)

6.26pm: Portland Point Light abeam distance 7 miles


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18 October 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 62.9, Long -20.0

3.19am: Portland Light abeam distance 12.5 N10W (true)

6.40am: Vestmannaeyjar abeam

1 Sprung bayonet lost overboard by accident

2.50pm: Altered course N30E to intercept vessel. Observed Danish schooner FAEDRES MINDE flying correct boarding flag. Allowed to proceed

Sick list Nil


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19 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.3, Long -18.0

Blacksmith’s anvil & block lost overboard in heavy weather

8.45pm: Observed steamer bearing S50E

9.10pm: Boarded Dutch steamer VULCANUS. From Amsterdam – Dutch West Indies. General cargo (Lat 61.5, Long -15.1). Allowed to proceed

9.45pm: Boat returned. Resumed course S26E

Sick list Nil


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20 October 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 60.0, Long -11.0

9.00am: Depth charge releasing gear tested: correct. Hands rig coaling gear, turned out paravanes

2.00pm: Hands to "make and mend"

5.25pm: Port paravane broke surface

5.30pm: Reduced to 50 revs to take in Port paravane

6.10pm: Streamed Port paravane, increased to 97 revs

10.15pm: Commenced sounding, no bottom

Sick list Nil


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21 October 1917

[From Patrol to Loch Ewe]

Lat 57.86, Long -5.66

2.24am: Butt [of Lewis] abeam

4.02am: Tiumpan Head on 4 points

4.46am: Tiumpan Head abeam 10.5 miles

6.20am: Rudh’ Re Light bearing S50E

6.34am: Rudh’ Re abeam

7.05am: Stop to take in paravanes

7.08am: Proceeded

7.13am: Passed through Boom Defence

7.51am: Let go Port anchor

8.00am: Finished with engines. Hands employed rigging coaling gear

8.30am: Colliers HEBBURN & CHARLESTON fast alongside. HEBBURN damaging bulwarks in after well deck coming alongside. Commenced coaling

Noon: Ceased coaling

1.00pm: Resumed coaling

Gear lost: 1 x 26ft boat; 8 x 14ft oars; 1 mast; 1 spreat [sprit]; 1 lamp; 1 hatchet; 2 boat staves & hooks; 1 Carpenter’s Bag; 1 bailer; 1 fire-work box; 8 Rowlocks or Crutches

4.00pm: Stopped coaling for tea

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

7.00pm: Ceased coaling

7.55pm: Resumed coaling

10.30pm: Ceased coaling for night

Sick list 1


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22 October 1917

[At Loch Ewe]

Lat 57.86, Long -5.66

4.30am: Observed that 2 of the seaboats had broken adrift

6.15am: Collier HEBBURN cast off

6.30am: CHARLESTON shifted ahead

7.00am: ROSE MARIE made fast on starboard side. Hands commenced coaling

7.15am: Dropped Starboard anchor underfoot

Noon: Ceased coaling

1.00pm: Commenced coaling

2.20pm: Finished coaling. Received 1300 tons

3.15pm: Collier ROSE MARIE cast off

4.30pm: Collier CHARLESTON cast off

4.45pm: Hands cleaning ship. Hoisted forward seaboats – Starboard boat damaged by drifting ashore

Sick list Nil


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23 October 1917

[At Loch Ewe]

Lat 57.86, Long -5.66

Sick list Nil


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24 October 1917

At Northern Base [Loch Ewe]

Lat 57.86, Long -5.66

1.00pm: Liberty men ashore & football party

4.00pm: Gig sent in with mail

4.30pm: Football party returned

5.13pm: Starboard anchor aweigh

5.17pm: Port anchor aweigh. Proceeded

5.35pm: Passed boom

5.50pm: Streamed paravanes

6.04pm: Rudh’ Re Light bearing S80W

6.23pm: Rudh’ Re abeam distance 1.1 miles

6.45pm: Rudh’ Re bearing SE (Magnetic)

8.25pm: Tiumpan Head abeam N70W

9.37pm: Butt of Lewis abeam, distance 9 miles


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25 October 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 59.5, Long -9.6

9.23am: Took in paravanes

3.15pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS EBRO


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26 October 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 61.6, Long -14.8

10.00am: Observed & challenged HMS ORVIETO. Courses & speeds as requisite to close HMS ORVIETO

10.45am: Stop & sent 11 bags of mail to HMS ORVIETO

11.20am: Proceeded N22E

3.20pm: Altered course West to intercept steamship

3.56pm: Stop. Boarded Swedish SS SKAGERN Philadelphia to Rotterdam via Halifax with grain for Belgian Relief. Allowed to proceed

4.32pm: Proceeded

Sick list Nil


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27 October 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 62.3, Long -16.1

7.15am: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS HILDEBRAND

7.30am: Altered course S56E to close HILDEBRAND

7.50am: Stopped & sent boat away

7.54am: Proceeded 80 Revs to station astern HILDEBRAND

8.10am: Boat returned & hoisted. Shaped course S26W

Corporal M T Grounds & Cook’s Mates W Stroudsham & J Armstrong joined ship

Hands employed fitting, placing and painting Splinter Mats on Fore-bridge & After Control

1.45pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants with HMS ANDES

2.03pm: Stop to receive boat from HMS ANDES & send back signals

2.10pm: Proceeded N25E. Hands make & mend

5.10pm: Altered course to intercept steamship. Observed HMS ANDES exchanged pendants

5.26pm: Resumed course

Heavy Northeasterly swell

Sick list Nil


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28 October 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 61.9, Long -17.0

10.00am: Divisions & Church

7.50pm: Observed steamship without light, altered course S10E

8.40pm: Vessel answered challenge, exchanged Pendants with HMS ANDES

10.00pm: Observed Sailing Vessel bearing East

10.20pm: Spoke Norwegian Barque PESTALOZZI flying correct boarding flag. Allowed to proceed

10.30pm: Proceeded, shaped course S27W

Sick list Nil


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29 October 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 62.0, Long -18.0

Sick list Nil


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30 October 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 62.4, Long -17.0

4.30pm: Observed land bearing NNW

Sick list 1


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31 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -16.5

10.50am: Altered course North to examine boat in the water

11.06am: Stop. Picked up boat

11.40am: Resumed Course S27W

Sick list 2



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917


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1 November 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 63.0, Long -15.1

Zigzag throughout

6.20am: Altered course S26W

7.00am: Midshipmen at Physical Drill

7.30am: Hands fall in. Scrub decks

8.30am: Seaboats’ crew refitting, remainder of hands painting. Firemen at 6-inch gun drill

11.10am: Divisions, prayers & Physical drill

11.40am: Altered course N29E

1.00pm: Altered course N45W

1.10pm: Altered course N56W

1.15pm: N68W

1.25pm: S87W

1.26pm: Boarded SS SAMLAND from Halifax to Rotterdam (Lat 62.2, Long -15.2). General Cargo, Allowed to proceed

1.55pm: Boat returned. Resumed course N34E

3.00pm: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes. RNVR’s – Gunnery. Working Party chipping after winches. Sea Boats Crew assisting Sailmaker

2 point zigzag throughout

6.30pm: Altered course S26W

Zigzag 2 points throughout

Midnight: Altered course N2E

Sick list 2


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2 November 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 62.2, Long -15.9

9.20am: Altered course S30E to intercept steamship

9.30am: Sounded off Starboard 2’s

10.25am: Stopped. Boarded SS HERMIONE NORGE [?Norwegian SS HERMIONE] from Baltimore to Rotterdam via Halifax, with Rye & Wheat (Lat 62.3, Long -15.9). Allowed to proceed

10.55am: Boat returned, Proceeded S38W

Sick list 1


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3 November 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 61.7, Long -17.0

7.15am: Exchanged pendants with HMS ANDES

7.55am: Stop & sent boat to HMS ANDES to receive 2 bags of mail

8.18am: Boat returned. Proceeded S25W

11.00am: Repaired Forward Guy to Wireless Spreader

10.15pm: Sighted vessel bearing N74W, altered course to intercept

11.00pm: Stop & Boarded Russian SS KAMENETS-PODOLSK, Archangel to New York, cargo General (Lat 62.0, Long -16.3). Allowed to proceed

11.58pm: Boat returned

Midnight: Proceeded N21W

Sick list 2


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4 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.4, Long -16.8

10.30am: Divisions & Divine Service

11.05am: Stop. Boarded Danish Schooner AMI from Thorshaven [Torshavn] to St Johns, Newfoundland, cargo ballast, (Lat 62.4, Long -15.9). Allowed to proceed

11.37am: Boat returned, resumed course S42E

Sick list 1


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5 November 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 62.1, Long -16.4

3.20am: Altered course N50E to intercept vessel

3.50am: Stop & Boarded Norwegian SS IMO from Philadelphia to Rotterdam. Cargo wheat for Belgian Relief. Allowed to proceed [On the morning of 6 December 1917, the SS IMO would collide with the SS MONT BLANC in Halifax, Nova Scotia, causing what has become known as the Halifax Explosion. See CHANGUINOLA’s logs below for 6 December 1917.]

4.20am: Boat returned. Proceeded N46W

10.00am: Mine releasing gear tested & found correct

Sick list 1


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6 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.1, Long -17.0

Sick list 1


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7 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.1, Long -16.8

0.47am: Observed light bearing N30E

0.50am: Altered course N35E to cut off sailing vessel

1.43am: Stopped and boarded Norwegian four masted schooner RASK, New York to Bergen via Halifax, Cargo Barley, Green clearance (Lat 61.9, Long -16.8). Allowed to proceed

2.12am: Proceeded, shaped course N50W

2.35am: Observed steamship bearing N70E, altered course N70E

3.18am: Stopped & boarded Danish SS HANS EGEDE, Greenland to Copenhagen, cargo seal oil & Fish. Clearance to proceed direct (Lat 62.0, Long -16.7). Allowed to proceed

3.54am: Proceeded, shaped course N56W

6.33am: Altered course N67W to intercept vessel

7.40am: Stop & Boarded Belgian Relief SS GANLONE[?GANELON] New York to Rotterdam, Cargo General (Lat 62.1, Long -18.0). Allowed to proceed

8.00am: Proceeded to intercept Norwegian SS PYTHIA, Sandsfjord to Halifax (in Ballast) for orders. General Cargo. Allowed to proceed

12.40pm: Altered course S5E to intercept vessel

1.30pm: Observed Schooner RASK previously boarded. Proceeded S65E

4.00pm: Altered course S40E to intercept vessel

4.11pm: Stopped & boarded Belgian steamer ELISABETH VAN BELGIE, Rotterdam to Halifax for Orders (Lat 61.9, Long -15.7). Allowed to proceed

4.38pm: Proceeded, shaped course N74W

Sick list 1


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8 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -17.9

1.30pm: Observed sailing vessel bearing S34E

1.58pm: Altered course S52E to intercept vessel

2.14pm: Stop & Boarded Norwegian sailing vessel PLUS, Christiansand to Hampton Roads for Orders (in Ballast) (Lat 61.7, Long -17.3). Allowed to proceed

2.35pm: Proceeded S8E

2.50pm: Challenged & Exchanged Pendants with HMS ALSATIAN

3.15pm: Various Courses & speeds to close HMS ALSATIAN

3.27pm: Stop & sent boat with Captain Wilcox to HMS ALSATIAN

3.42pm: Proceeded N22W in company with HMS ALSATIAN

5.06pm: Stop. Captain returned on board

5.20pm: Proceeded in Company with Flag, W0.75S

6.51pm: Altered course S34E

Sick list 1


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9 November 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 59.5, Long -10.9

10.00am to Noon: Tested steam steering gear

3.30pm: Sounded General Quarters & Reduced to 60 revs to stream paravanes

3.38pm: Paravanes streamed

4.26pm: Port paravane broke surface

4.31pm: Took in paravane

5.42pm: Paravane streamed

8.28pm: Observed Flannan Isles Light bearing South

9.15pm: Sounded. Bottom gravel 68 fathoms

9.50pm: Observed Butt of Lewis Light bearing S56E

Sick list 1


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10 November 1917

[From Patrol to Loch Ewe]

Lat 57.86, Long -5.66

0.04am: Butt [of Lewis] on 4 points

0.35pm: Butt [of Lewis] abeam

2.41am: Tiumpan Head abeam distance 6 miles

4.12am: Rudh’ Re Light bearing SE

4.32am: Rudh’ Re abeam

4.55am: Paravanes in

5.25am: Passed through boom

5.26am: Let go Starboard anchor

5.47am: Finished with anchor

9.20am: Gig left for shore

10.20am: Gig returned

10.30am: Marines parade for inspection in Heavy Marching Order

2.00pm: Hands make & mend

Sick list 1


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11 November 1917

[From Loch Ewe to Glasgow]

Lat 57.9, Long -6.6

2.10am: HM Torpedo Boat Destroyer PORTIA anchored

4.35am: Commenced to heave up

4.54am: Anchor aweigh

5.20am: Passed boom

5.28am: Streamed paravanes

6.00am: Rudh’ Re Light abeam distance 1 mile

8.04am: Sgeir Inoe abeam

8.10am: Glas Island abeam

10.00am: Neist Point abeam 7 miles

10.51am: Usinish abeam 2 miles

10.28[?11.28]am: Callabay [?Castlebay] 5 miles

12.30pm: Oigh Sgeir Light bearing S45E Distance 3 miles

2.19pm: Coll abeam

3.51pm: Scarnish abeam

5.24pm: Dubh Artach abeam bearing S81E 1 mile

6.13pm: Oversea [?Oversay] bearing S2W

7.21pm: Oversea abeam

9.10pm: Altacarry Light abeam 2 miles

11.05pm: Maidens Light abeam distance 3 miles

Sick list 1


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12 November 1917

At River Clyde

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

2.28am: Holy Island abeam 3.5 miles

3.20am: Cumbrae abeam

3.35am: Reduced speed & took in paravanes

4.03am: Skelmorlie Buoy abeam

4.30am: Passed through boom defence

4.45am: Pilot on board

5.14am: Dropped Starboard anchor

5.20am: Finished with engines

6.55am: Commenced heaving up anchor

7.07am: Anchor aweigh & proceeded up river under pilot’s orders

7.45am: Dumbarton Rock abeam

9.10am: Passed Meadowside light

9.24am: Entered Princes Dock, Tug FLYING ELF fast to stern

9.45am: Tug FLYING ELF cast off

9.48am: Tug HECTOR cast off

9.50am: Made fast to wharf No 1 Princes Dock. L Gray & Thomas France[?], Ordinary Seamen RNVR, joined ship & W Coulter, Carpenter’s mate, Mercantile Marine Reserve

11.50am: Shifted ship to No 3 Govan Dry Dock

12.20pm: Entered Dry Dock

12.35pm: Commenced placing shores

1.00pm: Ship took chocks

4.35pm: Leave party landed – leave granted to 10.00am Monday 19 November


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13 November 1917

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Govan Dry Dock

9.30am: Lowered both anchors to bottom of dock

11.55pm: Midshipmen Prosser & Ainsley joined ship


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14 November 1917

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

11.00am: Hands painting chain locker, pumping out after peak, cleaning out refrigerator, and as required

8.30pm: Able Seaman Arthur Tompkins[?] & Robert Mills, Trimmer, discharged to Haslar Hospital

11.30pm: After peak pumped out

Private Barnard RMLI discharged to Granton Hospital

Sick list Nil


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15 November 1917

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Govan Dry Dock

Shore labour continuing

8.00am: Landed Starboard sea boats for repairs

10.30am: Examined Kingston valves and found correct


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16 November 1917

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Govan Dry Dock

8.45am: Hands fall in. Told off to clean out refrigerator, paint gun shields, & clean out shell room

Shore labour proceeding

4.30pm: Took paravanes aboard

Sick list Nil


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17 November 1917

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Govan Dry Dock

11.20am: Commenced flooding Dry Dock

Noon: Left chocks

12.15pm: Shifted with Tugs CRUISER & NEPTUNE

12.25pm: Let go Port anchor

12.34pm: Anchor aweigh

12.40pm: Entered No 10 Berth

12.45pm: Made fast

3.50pm: Left No 10 Berth with tugs CRUISER & NEPTUNE

4.20pm: Entered No 5 Berth

4.35pm: Made fast

Sick list 1


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18 November 1917

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Prince’s Dock

6.30am: Hands turned to. Rig ship for coaling

7.00am: Commenced coaling. Two foremen & 40 men

10.15am: Two church parties landed

Sick list 1


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19 November 1917

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Prince’s Dock

1.00am: Finished Coaling

5.00am: Hands fall in for shifting ship

6.15am: Made fast No 31 Berth

2.30pm: Singled up & Tugs arrived

3.15pm: Made fast to No 16 berth

8.00pm: Discharged to Barracks: S McDonagh, Seaman RNR; Able Seaman J Hodges RNVR; R W Williams, Carpenter’s Crew; Sergeant Turrell; Private Emery; Private Schofield; Private Kimber; Private Davenport; Private Hemmingway [?Hemingway]


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20 November 1917

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Prince’s Dock

11.00am: One engine room rating joined ship

Sick list 1


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21 November 1917

[At Glasgow & River Clyde]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Prince’s Dock

7.00am: Hands fall in – Hove ship ahead

Hands employed shifting ship, Washing decks

8.00am: Ship made fast

1.00pm: Tugs alongside, WARRIOR & CRUISER. Pilot aboard

1.15pm: Tugs made fast

1.50pm: Cast off, proceeded out of dock

4.25pm: Stopped, disembarked pilot

Courses & speeds various as required by Captain

5.15pm: Passed through boom

5.17pm: Streamed paravanes

5.33pm: Skelmorlie buoy abeam

6.15pm: Cumbrae abeam

7.06pm: Holy Island abeam 1.5 miles

8.11pm: Ailsa Craig abeam

9.18pm: Corsewall Point abeam 2 miles


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22 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 57.3, Long -7.2

0.42am: Altacarry abeam distance 1.5 miles

1.14am: Observed Oversea bearing N5W

2.52am: Oversea abeam

12.20pm: Usinish Point abeam

3.09pm: Glas Island abeam 0.25 miles off

4.09pm: Milaid Point abeam 1.7 miles off

5.02pm: Tiumpan Head on 4 points

6.50pm: Butt of Lewis abeam Distance 9.5 miles

Sick list 1


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23 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.5, Long -9.7

8.55am: Altered course S68E to take in paravanes

9.15am: Paravanes secured

1.00pm: Working Party employed with Lamp trimmer

Sick list 1


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24 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -15.2

8.20am: Sighted ship, altered course S42W

8.44am: Stop, boarded Danish Schooner ROLF from Bergen to Newfoundland. Ballast (Lat 69.0, Long -14.2). Allowed to proceed

9.07am: Boat returned

9.10am: Shaped course N64W

1.17pm: Stopped

1.29pm: Slow ahead

1.30pm: Increased to 70 revs to close ORVIETO

1.46pm: Stopped & sent boat for confidential papers

2.12pm: Boat returned, proceeded

Sick list Nil


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25 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.7, Long -19.0

4.40am: Altered course N87W Steady to intercept steamer

5.40am: In company with steamship awaiting daylight

9.23am: Stopped & boarded Norwegian Steamer RIO DE LA PLATA Christiania to Argentine via Freetown, general cargo (Lat 60.5, Long -19.7). Allowed to proceed

9.48am: Proceeded shaped course N86E

Divisions & Church

3.25pm: Altered course NE to intercept steamer & sailing ship

3.30pm: Exchanged pennants with HMS TEUTONIC

Sick list -


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26 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long -17.6

Sick list -


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27 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long -19.0

4.30pm: Read Warrant No 113

Sick list Nil


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28 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.8, Long -19.6


THE VOYAGES OF HMS CHANGUINOLA
Operations during convoy escort

JP map Changuinola Convoys

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29 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long -27.0

Sick list Nil

[The CHANGUINOLA was officially discharged from the 10th Cruiser Squadron and transferred to convoy duties on 29 November 1917 – Per “The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War”, Navy Records Society 2003.]


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30 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 57.9, Long -36.1

Sick list –



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1917


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1 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 54.1, Long -42.4

2.00am: Steady Course

10.00am: Hands employed

11.30am: Quarters. Clean guns

12.29pm: Clock put back 29 minutes

2.00pm: Steady Course

7.00pm: Evening Quarters

4.10pm: Altered course S73W

5.00pm: Burning Navigation lights

Steady Course

6.40pm: Reduced to 80 Revs

7.30pm: Steady Course

8.00pm: Burning dim Navigation lights

9.15pm: Fog lifted

Sick list 1


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2 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 50.5, Long -47.8

10.10am: Divisions & Church

11.00pm: Foggy at times. Dim navigation lights exhibited during fog

Sick list 1


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3 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 46.9, Long -52.5

11.30pm: Fog lifted

Sick list 1


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4 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 44.9, Long -58.7

8.59am: Altered course N23W, reduced 50 revs to stream paravanes

9.05am: Paravanes streamed, increased 80 revs, resumed course N58W

1.30pm: Seaboats’ crew making fog buoys

Sick list 1


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5 December 1917

At Sea [and at Halifax Harbour]

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

4.58am: Sambro Light bearing N21W

6.38am: Reduced 55 revs to take in paravanes

7.45am: Neverfail Buoy abeam

7.55am: Maugher Beach abeam

8.00am: Lighthouse abeam

8.12am: Entered boom. Courses as requisite

8.22am: Entered second boom

8.34am: Let go Starboard anchor

8.36am: Let go Port anchor

8.40am: Finished with Engines

10.00am: Hands fall in. Told off to prepare for coaling

12.45pm: Hands fall in secure water lighter Starboard side

2.00pm: Coal Elevator secured port side

2.35pm: Started coaling

5.40pm: Water lighter left

6.00pm: Stopped coaling. Gig sent ashore

7.00pm: Started coaling

8.00pm: Skiff sent ashore

11.30pm: Stopped coaling

Sick list 2


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6 December 1917

At Halifax Harbour

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

7.00am: Hands fall in to clean holds for receiving cargo

8.00am: No 1 Hopper made fast alongside

8.15am: Coaling party arrived alongside

8.30am: Commenced coaling

8.50am: Explosion in Docks followed by fires

9.05am: Hands fall in

9.15am: Cutters away with officers & men to help ashore

9.50am: Stretcher Party to shore

11.45am: Hands to Dinner

1.00pm: Landed 18 Marines. Gig called away

1.45pm: Gig returned

2.30pm: Shore party returned for dinner

2.40pm: Cutter left for shore. Trawler CD15 came alongside

3.40pm: Trawler left

3 Boats axes lost ashore by rescue party & one hammer

5.40pm: Gig sent to OLD COLONY with stores for survivors

7.40pm: Landed Officers in Gig

9.00pm: Boat left for shore

9.45pm: Boat returned

11.00pm: Boat left for shore

11.35pm: Boat returned

Sick list 2

[The 8.50am entry refers to the Halifax Explosion in which it is estimated that 2000 people died following a collision between SS IMO and SS MONT BLANC. USS OLD COLONY was docked in Halifax for repairs. She was little damaged in the explosion and served as a hospital ship staffed by personnel from British and American navy vessels in the harbour. “The Town That Died” by Michael J Bird (Souvenir Press of London 1962) is an account of the events and includes more details of the part played in the rescue efforts by members of the CHANGUINOLA’s crew, including transcripts of some of their reports. Prior to the explosion some of the crew had been rehearsing for a Christmas pantomime, but this was cancelled as the men were too affected by what they had witnessed ashore to continue with the show. There are more details of the Halifax Explosion at http://www.cbc.ca/halifaxexplosion/ ]


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7 December 1917

At Halifax Harbour

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

7.00am: Hands fall in & employed clearing holds for cargo

10.30am: Gig left for shore

2.00pm: Search Party landed, Lt Baker in charge

3.30pm: Let go Port anchor & 3 shackles chain and veered to 5 shackles on Starboard

3.45pm: Lt Thompson RNR transferred to HMS HIGHFLYER

5.00pm: Search party returned on board

[Snow had been recorded since 8.00am with strong winds in the afternoon and evening]

Sick list 1


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8 December 1917

[At Halifax Harbour]

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

3.00am: Weather considerably moderated

7.15am: Hands fall in. Clearing snow off decks & out of boats

8.45am: Search Party ashore

9.00am: Commenced coaling

9.30am: Surgeons & staff returned on board

10.00am: Officer of guard left to CALGARIAN

10.50am: Officer of guard returned

11.30am: Hands employed clearing ship of snow

1.30pm: Two parties landed to assist to shift disabled ships clear of harbour

1.45pm: Resumed coaling

1.50pm: Search party returned

2.15pm: One disabled ship party returned

2.30pm: Hands Fall in. Clear decks of snow

4.00pm: Parties assisting disabled ships returned on board

5.30pm: Coaling concluded – coal barges left ship

Sick list 1


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9 December 1917

[At Halifax Harbour]

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

4.00am: Veered to 70 fathoms Starboard anchor & dropped Port anchor under foot

10.30am: Divisions & Divine Service

2.30pm: Boat left for shore

3.50pm: Boat returned

Sick list 1


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10 December 1917

[At Halifax Harbour]

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

10.00am: Hands to loader competition

6.45pm: Gig left for shore

7.25pm: Gig returned

Sick list 1


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11 December 1917

[At Halifax Harbour]

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

10.00am: Convoy proceeding to sea

11.00am: Watering ship

2.30pm: Tug came alongside to land Roman Catholic & Church of England Funeral parties

2.45pm: Water lighter shoved off

5.30pm: Working party returned

6.00pm: Funeral party returned

6.20pm: Gig returned from shore


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12 December 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

7.00am: Hands fall in, clearing snow

8.45am: Hands fall in. Clearing snow off decks

1.30pm: Hands to make & mend clothes

Sick list 2


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13 December 1917

[At Halifax]

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

7.00am: Hands fall in. Clearing decks of ice & snow

8.15am: Working party sent ashore

1.40pm: Working party ashore in gig

5.00pm: Eleven signal ratings received from HMS DONEGAL


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14 December 1917

[At Halifax]

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

7.00am: Hands clearing ship of snow

9.00am: Tugs arrived with Captains of ships in Convoy

2.00pm: Four Signal ratings returned. Unable to be put on board vessels to which they had been detailed

2.30pm: Nine signal ratings received from HMS DONEGAL

7.00pm: Weighed Port anchor

Sick list 2


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15 December 1917

[At Halifax]

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

10.30am: One signal rating returned to HMS DONEGAL

11.00am: Five signal ratings distributed to various ships of convoy

11.45am: Telegraphs, Whistle, Steering Gear tested & correct

12.30pm: Mine releasing gear tested

1.50pm: Commenced heaving short

2.10pm: Anchor aweigh

2.12pm: Anchor secured

2.27pm: Passed through inner boom

2.37pm: Passed through outer boom

3.15pm: Portuguese Shoal buoy abeam

4.30pm: Took station in Convoy

6.13pm: Egg Island Light abeam distance 12 miles

Sick list 2


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16 December 1917

[At Sea]

Lat 45.6, Long -58.3

10.00am: Hands to Divisions & Church

Sick list 2


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17 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 46.9, Long -51.9

5.39am: Cape Pine abeam 13 miles

7.16am: Cape Race abeam 10.6 miles

Sick list 3


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18 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 48.9, Long -46.3

Sick list 3


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19 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 50.2, Long -40.0

4.05pm: Altered course S46E to intercept steamer

4.20pm: Passed American steamer ST PAUL bound West

Sick list 3


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20 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 50.7, Long -33.2


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21 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 52.4, Long -26.9

Sick list 2


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22 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 54.7, Long -21.5

Sick list 2


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23 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 56.6, Long -15.8

8.30am: Escort joined convoy. Eight Torpedo Boat Destroyers

9.00am: Received dispatches from Torpedo Boat Destroyer HARPY


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24 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 56.3, Long -7.9

9.15am: Streamed paravanes

2.30pm: Observed land bearing S50E

3.50pm: Oversay abeam

6.15pm: Mull Light abeam distance 6.5 miles

7.39pm: Maidens Light abeam 7 miles

7.51pm: Increase to Full Speed and parted company with convoy

9.18pm: Corsewall Point abeam

10.15pm: Ailsa Craig abeam distance 3.4 miles

10.42pm: Turnberry Point abeam

11.33pm: Holy Island abeam distance 2.5 miles

Sick list 2


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25 December 1917

[To Glasgow]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

0.25am: Cumbrae abeam

1.00am: Reduced speed & took in paravanes

1.30am: Passed boom defence

1.35am: Pilot boarded

2.18am: Let go port anchor

6.45am: Cable stations

6.51am: Commenced to heave up. Stand by engines

7.05am: Paymaster & Postman landed

7.10am: Anchor aweigh & proceeded, Engines & helm as required by pilot

7.19am: Passed Princes pier Greenock

8.00am: Dumbarton Rock abeam

9.00am: Tugs FLYING SCOTSMAN & FLYING CONDOR brought us up the river

10.04am: Entering dock

10.15am: Alongside coaling wharf

10.23am: Made fast

2.45pm: Long leave party left ship

6.00pm: Coaling party aboard. 2 foremen & 36 men

6.15pm: Commenced coaling

9.30 to 10.30pm: Stopped coaling for supper

Sick list: 0 sick, 2 light duty


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26 December 1917

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock Coaling Wharf

4.00am: Ceased coaling

4.30am: Resumed coaling

8.10am: Finished coaling. Received 978 Tons

11.00am: Warrant read to Ship’s company on Frederick North – Marine – Warrant No 114. 30 days detention

3.20pm: Prisoner left ship in charge of Escort

3.30pm: Singled up

3.45pm: Shifted ship 100 yards ahead


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27 December 1917

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock Coaling Wharf

2.50pm: Stoker Conroy left ship for hospital

3.30pm: Marine Newman left ship for hospital

Sick list Nil


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28 December 1917

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock Coaling Wharf

7.38pm: Lights shut down, overhauling dynamo

8.30pm: Midshipman Mitchell rejoined

Sick list Nil


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29 December 1917

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock Coaling Wharf

2.00am: Lights put on

1.00pm: Singled up & left coal wharf

1.50pm: Alongside No 19 Wharf

2.10pm: Made fast

8.30pm: Three Ratings (1 Fireman & 2 Trimmers) joined ship

Sick list Nil


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30 December 1917

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

10.15am: Church Parties ashore


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31 December 1917

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

Princes Dock

10.00am: Long leave party returned

10.50am: Shifted ship Berth 20 Princes Dock

11.20am: Tied up

Noon: Officers returned from long leave

3.00pm: Iron Boarding Boat landed

4.30pm: Remainder of hands received payment

11.45pm: Watch fall in, single up



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1918


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1 January 1918

[At Glasgow]

Lat 55.86, Long -4.3

0.30am: Left Berth No 19

1.05am: Passed out Princes Dock & entered river

3.58am: Dropped Starboard Anchor in 14 fathoms

6.50am: Hands cleaning ship. All boats swung out

10.30am: Hands cleaning ship. One boat lowered

Noon: Hands to dinner

1.10pm: Hove short

1.15pm: Hands fall in, hoisted Starboard cutter & clean ship

2.50pm: Hands to Stations. Commenced heaving in

2.59pm: Anchor aweigh, proceeded down river

3.30pm: Passed boom. Steady course S21W

3.47pm: Skelmorlie abeam, altered course S27W

4.24pm: Cumbrae abeam altered course S19W

5.00pm: Altered course S74W – entered Harbour

5.51pm: Stop, let go Starboard anchor in 14 fathoms

9.15pm: Convoy officer came on board

10.00pm: Convoy officer left ship


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2 January 1918

At Anchor [?At Lamlash]

Lat 55.5, Long -5.2 estimated

Soundings taken every half hour

8.00am: Commenced to heave to

8.15pm: Vast heaving

Sick list Nil


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3 January 1918

At Anchor [then at Sea]

Lat 55.6, Long -7.2

9.30am: Weighed anchor & proceeded to sea with Convoy

9.48am: Cleared harbour. Streamed paravanes

11.15am: Pladda abeam

1.15pm: Sanda abeam

7.38pm: Inishtrahull Light abeam 6.5 miles

Sick list 1


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4 January 1918

[At Sea]

Lat 56.0, Long -11.5

8.55am: Destroyer Escort left

9.30am: Paravanes taken in

9.40am: Convoy dispersed

Sick list Nil


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5 January 1918

At Sea

Lat 52.6, Long -17.6

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant No [blank]

Sick list Nil


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6 January 1918

[At Sea]

Lat 48.0, Long -20.8

10.00am: Divisions & Divine Service

Sick list 1


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7 January 1918

[At Sea]

Lat 43.9, Long -24.3

3.45am: Met North Bound Convoy. Turned round 32 points to clear steamers

Sick list 1


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8 January 1918

At Sea

Lat 38.9, Long -23.8

Sick list 1


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9 January 1918

At Sea

Lat 33.9, Long -23.4

2.48pm: Altered course S28W to intercept steamer

3.17pm: Altered course S56W & spoke Norwegian SS BOMBAY

3.30pm: All bottle screws of rigging & stays overhauled, worked & recovered


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10 January 1918

[At Sea]

Lat 29.1, Long -22.1

10.30am: Fired one round from foc’s’le 6-inch

Sick list Nil


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11 January 1918

At Sea

Lat 24.0, Long -21.2

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters. Fired 1 round practice each gun

Sick list –


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12 January 1918

At Sea

Lat 19.0, Long -19.9

2.00pm: Hands at leisure

Sick list 1


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13 January 1918

At Sea

Lat 14.8, Long -17.5

11.04am: Land S18W

12.34pm: Cape Verde Abeam 2 miles distant

12.55pm: Madeleines[?] Island abeam

1.17pm: Courses & speeds various as required for entering harbour [Dakar]

1.24pm: Slowed down to signal Pilot Boat

1.48pm: Passed boom

1.55pm: Stopped

2.00pm: Stopped, let go Starboard anchor

Sick list 1


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14 January 1918

In Harbour [Dakar]

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

9.15am: Hove up anchor proceeded towards inner harbour & moored to Buoy

10.00am: Coal lighter alongside

10.15am: Finished with engines

Rigging coaling gear

12.15pm: Commenced coaling

2.40pm: Officer of the Guard on board

3.00pm: Officer of the Guard left

3.30pm: Captain & officers to shore

6.45pm: Finished coaling & taking in 200 tons of water

Sick list 1


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15 January 1918

[At Dakar]

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

7.00am: Slipped buoy

7.10am: Passed breakwater

7.18am: Let go Port anchor

1.30pm: Held conference with Captains of Convoy Ships

3.00pm: Hove up Starboard anchors


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16 January 1918

[At Dakar]

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

7.00am: Sand Party landed

8.15am: Escort landed for absentee {1 Sergeant, 2 Privates

10.10am: Sand Party Returned

10.30am: Lieut Percival left for SUTHERLAND GRANGE

2.12pm: Up Anchor & proceeded with Convoy

2.26pm: Passed boom defence

3.21pm: Cape Verde abeam


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17 January 1918

At Sea

Lat 15.6, Long -20.0

9.13am: Left Convoy to chase up French ship out of station

10.43am: Rejoined convoy

3.30pm: 2 Men confined to cells

Sick list Nil


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18 January 1918

At Sea

Lat 18.0, Long -21.6

9.33am: Left station in convoy

12.15pm: Resumed station in Convoy

Sick list Nil


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19 January 1918

At Sea

Lat 20.9, Long -22.6

9.44am: Left Convoy

11.21am: Resumed station in Convoy

Sick list -


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20 January 1918

At Sea

Lat 23.8, Long -22.7

6.30am: RABYMERE dropped astern

7.10am: Left Convoy to attend SS RABYMERE

10.10am: Divisions & Divine Service

Sick list 0


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21 January 1918

At Sea

Lat 26.3, Long -22.9

9.25am: Stopped & sent boat to SS RABYMERE with stoker party

10.00am: Boat returned to ship

11.10am: Turned ship right round (15 degrees Port Helm)

Sick list Nil


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22 January 1918

At Sea

Lat 28.8, Long -23.2

8.30am: Left convoy

11.17am: Resumed station on convoy

Sick list Nil


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23 January 1918

At Sea

Lat 31.6, Long -23.3

5.00pm: Left Convoy to intercept steamer

6.00pm: Intercepted SS AMATONGA Dutch from Suebrig[?] to New York [No independent reference for a Dutch SS AMATONGA traced, though there was a British ship of this name owned by Ellerman & Bucknall who operated between New York and South Africa, and also between Europe and Dutch East Indies.]

6.35pm: Rejoined convoy

Sick list 1



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24 January 1918

At Sea

Lat 34.4, Long -22.8

8.35am: Left station in convoy to communicate to SS RABYMERE

10.35am: Returned to station in convoy

5.00pm: SS GERGOVIA & AMERICANO left convoy & proceeded to Gibraltar

Sick list 1


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25 January 1918

At Sea

Lat 37.3, Long -22.2

9.14am: Left convoy

10.30am: Rejoined convoy

10.45am: Tested releasing gear for Depth Charges – All Correct

Sick list 1


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26 January 1918

At Sea

Lat 40.4, Long -21.6

9.03am: Left station in convoy

10.30am: Resumed station in convoy

Sick list 1


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27 January 1918

At Sea

Lat 42.8, Long -19.4

8.52am: Left Convoy, various courses & speeds

10.10am: Divisions & Church

Noon: Resumed station in Convoy

4.45pm: Left Convoy

6.00pm: Rejoined Convoy

Sick list 1


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28 January 1918

At Sea

Lat 44.9, Long -17.4

8.35am: Left station in convoy to communicate to SS RABYMERE. Courses & speeds as requisite

10.00am: Rejoined convoy


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29 January 1918

At Sea

Lat 46.3, Long -15.3

Sick list 1


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30 January 1918

At Sea

Lat 48.1, Long -12.3

8.33am: Left station in convoy

10.00am: Resumed station in convoy

Sick list 2


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31 January 1918

At Sea

Lat 49.8, Long -9.4

2.00am: Commenced sounding 90 fathoms

Sounding every half hour

9.00am: American[?] escort[?] joined Convoy [There were US Navy destroyers based at Queenstown, St Nazaire and Brest whose duties included patrol and convoy escort.]

2.55pm: Challenged & Exchanged Pendants HMS ORPHEUS

3.06pm: Took up station ahead of convoy

3.20pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants HMS HARDY

3.25pm: Took up station ahead of convoy

3.40pm: Challenged & exchanged pendants HMS GOSHAWK

3.45pm: Took up station with convoy

4.25pm: Left convoy. Streamed paravanes

11.30pm: Observed Bishop Rock Light N40E

Sick list 1



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1918


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1 February 1918

At Sea [and to Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

0.10am: Commenced zigzag 2 points each side of normal

2.00am: Clock put on 18 minutes

2.37am: Wolf Rock abeam bearing N11E

3 to 5 degrees leeway as required

4.24am: Lizard Light abeam 1.2 miles, altered course N71E

6.00am: Clocks advanced 18 minutes

6.50am: Observed Eddystone Light bearing N80E

7.00am: Altered course N50E

7.40am: Altered course N48E

7.56am: Destroyer GOSHAWK left

8.20am: Altered course North

8.27am: Speeds as requisite to take in paravanes

8.30am: In paravanes

8.37am: Passed Breakwater entrance

8.53am: Let go Starboard anchor

Midshipman Prosser landed for hospital

2.20pm: Pilot boarded. Hove anchor & proceeded to No 6 Buoy assisted by tug WAPITI

3.15pm: Made fast to buoy with port cable

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

7.00pm: Mail on board

7.30pm: Leave party proceeded


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2 February 1918

[At Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.15am: Tugs & Pilot arrived alongside

9.20am: Slipped moorings

9.47am: Passed lines ashore

9.53am: Made fast alongside No 7 Wharf

10.10am: Two ratings (stokers) joined from Liverpool & 6 Engine Room Artificers aboard for Engine Room work

2.30pm: Royal Fleet Reserve Able Seaman (Ret) Brookes joined

Sick list Nil


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3 February 1918

[At Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

Sick list Nil


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4 February 1918

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.30am: Discharged 2 prisoners

Stoker Jones, Able Seaman Smeaton, to RN Barracks

9.15am: 28 Ratings from Depot joined ship as temporary Working Party

1.45pm: One stoker rating joined ship to work with temporary working party

Sick list Nil


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5 February 1918

[At Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

1.25pm: Working party left ship in Red Cross launch[?] with medical empties

3.40pm: Received one bag of confidential mail & one envelope OHMS [On His Majesty’s Service]

Sick list Nil


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6 February 1918

[At Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

11.20am: Singled up. Shifted ship with aid of three tugs to No 9 Wharf

11.50am: Ship fast in berth

1.30pm: Commenced coaling, 30 men 2 foremen

2.45pm: 3 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve signalmen joined ship from HMS VIVID, C Higgins, Hugh Robb, & Wilfrid Povey. J Hawkins, Stoker 2nd class, left ship

7.15pm: Day gang stopped coaling

8.00pm: Night Shift commenced working, 26 men and 2 foremen

Midnight: Ceased Coaling for Supper


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7 February 1918

[At Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

1.00am: Continued Coaling

4.30am: Ceased Coaling

5.15am: Continued Coaling

6.00am: Night Gang ceased coaling

7.30-8.00am: Shifted ship 30ft ahead

9.00am: Stopped coaling for breakfast

9.30am: Continued coaling

Noon: Ceased coaling for dinner

12.30pm: Resumed coaling

3.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 1300 Tons

3.35pm: Left coal quay assisted by Dockyard tugs & pilot

4.20pm: Fast at No 7 quay

7.00pm: Received mail for transportation

7.30pm: J W Thompson, Ship’s Corporal, & Able Seamen RNVR R G Richens, A Virgo, H Hune [?Hume] joined ship


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8 February 1918

[At Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.20am: Captain returned from leave. Leave Party returned

9.30am: Four Marines left ship for depot

10.00am: Dakar absentee rejoined ship (Baker Macgill)

10.45am: Five ratings left ship for depot

1.45pm: Working party from HMS ESSEX left ship

Sick list Nil


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9 February 1918

At Harbour [Devonport, and to Sea]

Lat 50.1, Long -4.4

6.30am: Hands fall in, wash & scrub decks with sand

8.45am: Singled up

8.50am: Tug & pilot arrived

9.00am: Cast off

9.05am: Stopped to hoist boats

9.10am: Proceeded

9.33am: Passed IMPREGNABLE [training establishment]

10.03am: Slowed down to disembark pilot

10.10am: Passed breakwater entrance & met destroyer escort

10.17am: Ordered by trawlers to alter course, Manoeuvred

10.40am: Allowed to proceed, shaped course S48W

11.23pm: Eddystone abeam 0.5 miles


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10 February 1918

At Sea

Lat 48.0, Long -10.5

8.55am: In paravanes

9.07am: Port paravane missing Reg No 826 BIII 2

Sick list Nil


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11 February 1918

[At Sea]

Lat 46.9, Long -17.4

9.30am: Saturday routine [it was a Monday]

Sick list 1


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12 February 1918

At Sea

Lat 43.3, Long -20.4

Sick list 2


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13 February 1918

At Sea

Lat 39.0, Long -22.1

Sick list 2


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14 February 1918

At Sea

Lat 34.4, Long -22.5

8.50am: Man overboard Port side. Stopped Port Engine. Full astern Port Engine. Full ahead Starboard Engine. Helm hard a’starboard. Life Buoys thrown overboard immediately & signalmen on bridge keeping eye on man, cleared away PA [?Port After] seaboat

9.00am: Lowered PA Seaboat, Both engines stopped, picked up life buoys but no sign of man (Henry Berry Watson, Able Seaman RNVR, MZ 1825)

9.35am: Hoisted sea boat & steamed round in circle

9.45am: Resumed course S20W

Sick list 1


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15 February 1918

[At Sea]

Lat 29.7, Long -23.0

9.30am: Challenged PATIA with convoy

10.00am: Signalled GLEDHOW of London

Sick list 1, Light duty 1


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16 February 1918

[From Plymouth to Dakar, At Sea]

Lat 24.9, Long -22.9

Sick list 2


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17 February 1918

At Sea

Lat 20.0, Long -23.0

10.00am: Divisions & Divine Service

Sick list 4


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18 February 1918

At Sea

Lat 16.1, Long -20.5

11.05am: Stop Starboard Engine

11.08am: Starboard Engine Full ahead. Exchanged pendants with HMS PATUCA

6.00pm: Streamed paravanes

Sick list 3


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19 February 1918

[At Dakar]

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

4.25am: Observed Cape Verde S78E

7.35am: Reduced speed approaching boom, various courses

7.40am: Following guard boat

8.25am: Anchored with 3 shackles on Starboard anchor

8.25am: Rung off engines

9.40am: Captain went ashore

11.20am: Captain returned

11.35am: Stand by & commenced heaving in

11.43am: Proceeded to new berth

11.52am: Starboard Bower anchor 7.25 fathoms

11.59am: Port Bower anchor underfoot

Noon: Finished with engines

5.00pm: Sale of dead man’s effects

Sick list 3, Light duty 1


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20 February 1918

[At Dakar]

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

3.00pm: Captain & officers went ashore

Sick list 3, Light duty Nil


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21 February 1918

[At Dakar]

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

1.15pm: Duty boat left for TROJAN with two armourers

4.45pm: Skiff left for TROJAN


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22 February 1918

At Dakar

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

1.00pm: Sand party returned

2.30pm: Sand party stowing sand

4.05pm: Water boat alongside

4.35pm: Water boat cast off

6.55pm: Captain & officers returned with guests

Sick list 3


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23 February 1918

At Dakar

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

7.40am: Waterboat alongside

1.00pm: Hands make & mend

1.15pm: Finished taking in water

10.00pm: Skiff left for shore

11.00pm: Skiff returned with Engineer Commander & party

Sick list 3


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24 February 1918

At Dakar

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

8.45am: Captains of Convoy arrive

9.00am: Duty boat left with Poldhu for Rear Admiral [The Poldhu was a regular telegram from the Poldhu Wireless Station giving general news of the war – per “Scrimgeour’s Small Scribbling Diary” edited Richard Hallam, Conway 2008.]

10.20am: Convoy Captains leave

10.40am: Church

1.30pm: Lieut Percival RNR & Signalman Roser[?] left ship for SS MANCO

2.20pm: Anchor Stations

2.25pm: Commenced heaving in

3.18pm: Starboard Anchor aweigh. Various movements of engines & proceeded with Convoy

4.10pm: Passed out through Boom

7.13pm: Various speeds to keep station in convoy

Sick list 4, Light duty 1


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25 February 1918

At Sea

Lat 15.9, Long -19.4

3.20pm: Left Convoy, proceeding on 73 revs to close ELSBORG

4.17pm: Resumed Station in Convoy

7.00pm: SUNRAY fell out of convoy for engine repairs

Sick list 2


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26 February 1918

At Sea

Lat 18.1, Long -21.1

Sick list 3


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27 February 1918

[At Sea]

Lat 20.5, Long -21.2

Sick list 3


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28 February 1918

At Sea

Lat 23.4, Long -21.5

Sick list 3



LOGS FOR MARCH 1918


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1 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 26.3, Long -21.6

Zig-zag 2 points every 10 minutes throughout the watch

9.30am: Exercised General quarters

11.20am: Divisions & Prayers

Hands employed in chipping & painting. Marines muster Kit

2 point zigzag throughout

1.00pm: Gunnery Training Class to drill. Boatswain’s Working Party painting ship

Zigzag 2 points throughout

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill

Zigzag 2 points throughout

6.32pm: Steady course reduce to 48 revs

8.00pm: Steady Course

10.20pm: Commenced 2 point zigzag

11.20pm: Ceased zigzag

Sick list 3


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2 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 29.1, Long -21.8

1.35am: Observed Barquentine, altered course North to rejoin convoy

3.45am: Rejoined Convoy

2.30pm: Hands make and mend

4.40pm: Sighted smoke bearing WNW, left Convoy to close

4.58pm: Altered course N10E to rejoin Convoy

6.40pm: Resumed Station in Convoy


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3 March 1918

[At Sea]

Lat 31.9, Long -22.0

10.05am: Divisions and Divine Service

Sick list 2, Light duty 3


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4 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 34.8, Long -21.5

6.45am: Altered course S55E to intercept vessel

7.00am: Returned to Convoy

7.25am: In Station ahead of Convoy

1.50pm: SUNRAY, LLANGOLLEN, AMIRANTE [?ALMIRANTE] parted from Convoy & proceeded to Gibraltar

Sick list 2


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5 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 37.1, Long -20.1

5.40am: ROYSTON GRANGE bearing N77W distance 1.5 miles

8.32pm: Left Convoy to intercept vessel, courses & speeds as required

9.25pm: Rejoined convoy

Sick list 3


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6 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 39.5, Long -18.6

9.00am: Loader competition won by Port 2 gun


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7 March 1918

[At Sea]

Lat 41.2, Long -17.3

7.17am: Left Convoy

11.45pm: Altered course N34E for Convoy

Sick list 4


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8 March 1918

[At Sea]

Lat 43.6, Long -16.5

Sick list 2


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9 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 45.9, Long -14.5

2.00pm: Hands make and mend

Sick list 2


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10 March 1918

[From Dakar to Devonport] At Sea

Lat 48.1, Long -12.2

8.38am: Exchanged Pendants with HM Trawler DORINDA

9.00am: Tested dropping gear for depth charges (All Correct)


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11 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 49.5, Long -8.7

2.00pm: Boatswain’s party getting paravane gear ready

3.50pm: Streamed paravanes

4.00pm: Left Convoy

Sick list 2


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12 March 1918

[At Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

1.45am: Took in Starboard paravane

4.52am: Eddystone abeam

5.45am: Signalled Rame Head

6.00am: Paravanes taken in

6.04am: Passed breakwater entrance

6.13am: Let go Starboard anchor

10.00am: Assistant Paymaster Houghton & Sub Lieut Withers sent to RN Hospital, also 1 rating Petty Officer Ley

10.30am: Pilot aboard. Tug WAPITI made fast

10.35am: Commenced heave up anchor

10.40am: Anchor away, proceeded up Hamoaze under Pilot’s orders, Courses & speeds Various

11.30am: Moored No 6 Buoy

11.30am: Captain went ashore to Commander-in-Chief

12.15pm: Mails arrived

12.40pm: Captain returned

2.10pm: Officers go ashore

5.15pm: Captain ashore

6.00pm: Officers ashore


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13 March 1918

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.00am: 33 Engine Room Ratings boarded for engine room purposes

9.30am: Captain ashore

Noon: 2 marines left ship

12.20pm: Slipped moorings & proceeded to wharf assisted by tugs

1.15pm: Made fast alongside No 6 berth

2.20pm: Discharged one prisoner to detention

3.30pm: 5 Ratings joined ship from Portsmouth

6.30pm: Petty Officer "Nun" [?Nunn] Yeoman of Signals joined ship

7.00pm: Gig & two Cutters sent to Yard

Sick list Nil


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14 March 1918

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

10.00am: Hands employed taking in Stores etc & preparing ship for coaling

1.25pm: 3 Mercantile Marine Reserve joined from EAGLE

3.35pm: Ash boat alongside

4.00pm: Ash boat left


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15 March 1918

[At Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.30am: Let go moorings and proceeded to No 9 Wharf. Pilot and Tugs in attendance

7.30am: Finished making fast in No 9 Berth

8.30am: Commenced coaling

9.40am: Ash Barge alongside

Noon: Ceased coaling for dinner

1.00pm: Resumed coaling

4.45pm: Coaling gang to tea

5.00pm: Resumed coaling

6.15pm: Shifted ship 20ft forward

6.30pm: Day shift finishes coaling for day

7.30pm: Two ratings RNVR joined ship

8.00pm: Night shift resumed coaling

Sick list Nil


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16 March 1918

[At Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

Midnight: Coaling Gang knocked off for spell

0.15am: Resumed coaling

4.00am: Coaling Gang knocked off for spell

4.15am: Resumed coaling

6.00am: Night shift finished Coaling

8.00am: Day shift resumed coaling

Coaling continued

4.00pm: Coaling finished 1415 Tons

5.00pm: Commenced shifting ship

5.45pm: Made fast No 7 wharf


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17 March 1918

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.30am: Port III Gun landed



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18 March 1918

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

10.00am: Leave party returned

11.30am: 3 Cutters & whaler alongside from repairers

3.00pm: Hauled ship astern 60 feet


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19 March 1918

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

10.30am: One absentee returned

11.00am: Two absentees returned

7.30pm: Ratings for BRITANNIA arrived on board

10.00pm: Two Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve ratings arrived, Able Seamen Stanley Pascoe and Ernest Rope [?Roper]

Sick list Nil


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20 March 1918

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.50am: Cast off from No 7 Berth assisted by two tugs

9.30am: Fast at buoy No 9

10.00am: Gunners party getting guns ready for sea

11.00am: Lowered skiff

1.30pm: Skiff left with officers. Hands employed getting up ammunition, painting funnel & securing for sea

2.30pm: Captain ashore

3.30pm: Skiff left with officers

9.00pm: Sierra Leone mail came aboard

11.30pm: Boat for Officers & liberty men

Sick list Nil


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21 March 1918

At Plymouth

Lat 49.9, Long -4.5

5.45am: Pilot and tug arrived

6.14am: Cast off buoy, proceeded to anchorage in sound

6.55am: Let go port anchor

8.00am: Steamer alongside with leave breakers

9.20am: Anchor aweigh & proceeded

9.30am: Passed breakwater

9.40am: Penlee Point abeam, streamed paravanes

10.27am: Eddystone abeam

Between 9.40am March 21st & 9.45am of 22nd 1 paravane B Mark IIIxx No 714 with towing wire lost


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22 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 48.7, Long -11.1

3.00am: Destroyer Escort left

5.50am: Convoy dispersed

8.45am: Observed Convoy bearing West

8.52am: Challenged

9.30am: General quarters

10.00am: Secure


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23 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 45.4, Long -16.5

3.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 1


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24 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 41.3, Long -20.9

10.00am: Observed Steamer S70W

10.30am: Signalled American SS NEPTUNE bound for Contis[?] (Lat 41.6, Long -20.6)

10.30am: Divine Service

Sick list 1


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25 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 36.5, Long -22.5

Sick list 1


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26 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 31.1, Long -23.6

2.00pm: Boatswains party rigging Salt water bath

Sick list 1


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27 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 26.1, Long -24.6


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28 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 21.6, Long -23.8

10.28am: Dropped Target. Carried out 6-inch firing, 8 rounds per gun

12.17pm: Finished firing & proceeded S4E


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29 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 17.3, Long -21.8

10.00am: Divine Service

2.00pm: Hands Make & Mend

Sick list 0


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30 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 13.4, Long -19.2

Sick list Nil


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31 March 1918

[At Sea]

Lat 9.5, Long -16.2

1.30pm: Hands at rest

5.45pm: Streamed paravanes

Sick list Nil



LOGS FOR APRIL 1918


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1 April 1918

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

2.00am: Zigzag 2 points every 10 minutes

3.50am: Sighted two steamers steering to Eastward

3.50am: Observed land bearing S60E

4.10am: Altered course N86W

4.17am: Altered course N60W & swung ship

4.40am: Proceeded S82E

5.05am: Altered course S45E

5.15am: Signalled signal station. Courses & speeds various as required for entering harbour

6.00am: In paravanes

6.36am: Stop starboard engine & manoeuvred

6.50am: Let go starboard anchor in 14 fathoms & veered to 5 shackles

6.57am: Finished with engines

7.30am: ASTRAEA mails left ship

7.35am: BACCHANTE mails left ship

7.40am: General mails left ship

7.50am: Hands to breakfast

8.20am: Commander-in-Chief mails left ship

9.30am: Discharged 2 ratings to BACCHANTE

10.30am: Two coaling lighters alongside, also Water Boat

12.45pm: Commenced Coaling

Stores lost overboard

1.15pm: Hands fall in

1.30pm: Ceased Coaling for lunch

2.00pm: Resumed Coaling. Skiff left ship. Lighter alongside for stores for BACCHANTE

2.40pm: Skiff returned

3.10pm: Lighter left for BACCHANTE

3.30pm: Skiff left with Captain & officers

4.00pm: Skiff returned

5.00pm: Ceased coaling

5.05pm: Hands unrig coaling gear & clean ship

5.55pm: Water boat cast off

174 tons fresh water received

6.15pm: Coal barges cast off

9.30pm: Chief Petty Officer & Petty Officer party returned


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2 April 1918

At Sierra Leone (Freetown)

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

8.30am: Diving Barge alongside

10.00am: Engineer Captain arrived on board

10.40am: Captain ashore

11.00am: Engineer Captain left ship

Divers at work searching for lost stores for BACCHANTE

12.30pm: Captain returned

2.00pm: Hands fall in. Employed opening hatches and preparing ship to take in cargo

5.05pm: Ship swung to flood tide

10.45pm: Ship commenced to swing on ebb tide

11.20pm: Ship swung to ebb tide


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3 April 1918

At Freetown, Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

5.30am: Fall in, commenced heaving in Starboard anchor

5.50am: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded

5.56am: Stop

5.58am: Let go Starboard anchor

7.00am: Diving Party landed

8.00am: Diving Party returned

8.10am: Escort Party landed, Lieuts Peat, Baker in charge

10.40am: 148 Cases of Bullion arrived alongside under guard

11.20am: Finished taking in Bullion

1.30pm: Diving party returned

2.00pm: Hands fall in. Hands employed in taking in empty cases & drums from BACCHANTE

3.45pm: Lighter left

6.00pm: Liberty Men aboard, 2 absentees

6.35pm: Captain ashore

8.30pm: Libertymen & absentees returned aboard

11.30pm: Captain returned from ashore

Sick list Nil


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4 April 1918

At Freetown, Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

2.00am: Sharp squall from ESE, heavy rain, lightning. Stood by windlass

2.30am: Wind dropped

3.30am: Wind shifted WNW with rain

5.50am: Diving party away, 8 hands & 1 Leading Seaman

6.00am: Cutter with 5 officers returned

7.30am: Further 8 hands & 1 Leading Seaman away in skiff to Diving party

9.15am: Diving party returned

9.45 to 10.15am: Taking in empty ammunition cases from BACCHANTE

2.56pm: Sick man landed in skiff

3.20pm: Captain ashore

Sick list 2


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5 April 1918

At Freetown, Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

0.20am: Ship swung to Ebb Tide

9.30am: Inspection by Rear Admiral

10.00am: Rear Admiral left

7.30pm: Boat returned with Captain & officers

8.15pm: Captain HMS OPHIR came aboard

9.45pm: Captain HMS OPHIR left

10.00pm: Chief Petty Officers & Petty Officers late leave party & 1 absentee returned

Sick list Nil


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6 April 1918

At Freetown, Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.00am: Hands fall in. Wash & scrub decks & discharge meat from store into Meat-boat from HMS BACCHANTE

9.00am: Held Conference with Captains of Convoy Ships

1.00pm: 42 Ratings for BRITANNIA left for Tower Hill Barracks

2.30pm: Convoy proceeding to sea

3.16pm: Hove anchor & proceeded


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7 April 1918

At Sea

Lat 9.1, Long -16.7

Sick list 2


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8 April 1918

[At Sea]

Lat 10.3, Long -20.1

1.40pm: Observed steamer bearing S19E

2.14pm: Rejoined Convoy. SS SICILIA joined Convoy

Sick list 5


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9 April 1918

At Sea

Lat 14.1, Long -20.1

2.00am: Drawing ahead of Convoy, reduced to 67 revs

10.45am: Bullion inspected. Number of boxes 148

Sick list 5


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10 April 1918

[At Sea]

Lat 17.8, Long -20.8

3.00pm: Bullion correct

Sick list 3


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11 April 1918

At Sea

Lat 21.6, Long -21.8

Sick list 3


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12 April 1918

At Sea

Lat 25.6, Long -21.9

Sick list 2


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13 April 1918

At Sea

Lat 29.4, Long -21.6


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14 April 1918

At Sea

Lat 33.1, Long -21.3

7.20am: ASCANIAS [?possibly HMAT ASCANIUS] rejoined Convoy

10.15am: Divine Service

Sick list 1


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15 April 1918

[At Sea]

Lat 36.8, Long -21.1

0.30am: Italian Ship TOMASO DI SAVOIA and SICILIA left convoy

9.06am: Rejoined convoy

Sick list 1


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16 April 1918

At Sea

Lat 39.7, Long -19.1

1.30pm: Hands to make and mend

Sick list 1


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17 April 1918

At Sea

Lat 42.3, Long -16.7

2.00am: Rounds & Bullion Correct


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18 April 1918

[At Sea]

Lat 44.3, Long -13.7

4.50am: Convoy bearing S35W about 4 miles

5.19am: Convoy bearing S68W

3.00pm: Gunnery Training Class to examination

Sick list 2


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19 April 1918

At Sea

Lat 46.5, Long -9.7

8.15am: Observed Destroyers Bearing N72E. Challenged & exchanged pendants Destroyer escort

8.30am: SS BRADLEY[?] left Convoy

8.43am: Destroyers joined Convoy

9.10am: Destroyer passing orders

9.20am: Orders received

Sick list 2


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20 April 1918

At Sea

Lat 49.7, Long -7.6

1.30pm: Boatswain’s working party getting paravanes ready

5.45pm: Streamed paravanes

9.00pm: Altered course to avoid outward bound convoy. Courses & speed as requisite

10.32pm: Resumed N41E, convoy reformed

Sick list 2


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21 April 1918

At Sea [and at Avonmouth]

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

0.37am: Sighted steamship

3.35am: Lundy Island bearing S34E

5.38am: Hellswick [Helwick] Light Vessel abeam 3.5 miles

7.16am: Scarweather Light Vessel abeam 5.5 miles

7.35am: Reduced to 60 revs to take in paravanes

7.40am: Paravanes in & proceeded

7.50am: Stop for Pilot

8.00am: Pilot boarded & proceeded

Courses & speeds various under Pilot’s orders (Pilot Gilmore)

10.55am: Dropped Starboard Anchor

1.43pm: Cable Stations

1.52pm: Commenced heaving up

2.01pm: Anchor aweigh

2.05pm: Proceeded up Channel under Pilot’s orders

2.30pm: Tugs BRISTOLIAN & KING came alongside, one forward other aft

2.40pm: Entered Lock

2.51pm: Secured

3.25pm: Let go. Proceeded into Royal Edward Dock

3.54pm: Secured 5 Berth Royal Edward Dock

Sick list 2


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22 April 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

9.00am: Hands employed discharging ammunition into lighter

3.30pm: Liberty landed for long leave

5.00pm: Specie opened. All correct


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23 April 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

7.00am: Hands prepare ship for unloading cargo

9.45am: Commenced unloading cargo

10.45am: Commenced discharging bullion

11.20am: Finished discharging bullion 148 boxes. Armed Guard, in charge of Lieut Allan, left ship

11.50am: Stopped discharging cargo. Hands to dinner

1.15pm: Hands fall in. Commenced unloading ammunition

2.00pm: Commenced unloading cargo

5.00pm: Hands to tea. Stopped unloading cargo

Sick list 1


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24 April 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

7.00am: No 2 gang resumed discharging cargo from No 2 Hatch

8.00am: No 3 gang commenced discharging cargo from No 3

9.15am: Commenced unloading ammunition from aft

Noon: Ceased discharging ammunition & Cargo

1.15pm: Hands fall in, resumed discharging Cargo

5.00pm: Hands ceased discharging cargo



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25 April 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

8.00am: Hands fall in. Commenced discharging cargo, also ammunition

Noon: Ceased discharging Cargo. Hands to dinner

1.15pm: Hands resumed discharging cargo. Five Ratings discharged to Plymouth Hospital

2.30pm: Visited Ammunition Lighter. Reported correct

3.20pm: Ammunition Lighter shoved off

4.30pm: Water reported in Ammunition lighter

5.15pm: Visited ammunition lighter. Hands pumping bilges in lighter

8.00pm: Ammunition lighter visited


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26 April 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

8.00am: All hands employed discharging cargo

4.00pm: No 3 Hold finished

Sick list 1


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27 April 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

8.00am: Hands commenced discharging cargo

Noon: Ceased unloading cargo

Sick list Nil


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28 April 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71


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29 April 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

7.55am: Hands fall in, employed discharging cargo and shifting ammunition

Noon: Ceased discharging cargo

1.25pm: Hands discharging cargo

3.35pm: Commenced removing Rum to Stores

4.00pm: Finished discharging cargo

4.30pm: Rum removed to Stores


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30 April 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

7.55am: Hands fall in. Employed clearing away ships Stewards stores



LOGS FOR MAY 1918


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1 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

7.30am: Shifted ship to allow barge to come between ship & quay

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning Holds, also chipping guns

10.00am: Shore Party commenced removing barrels from No1 Hold

Noon: Hands to dinner

1.00pm: Hands employed cleaning holds, also chipping guns. Shore party removing barrels from No1 Hold

4.30pm: Ammunition correct

5.00pm: Liberty men landed

Sick list Nil


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2 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

8.00am: Shore party commenced moving barrels from No1 & 2 Holds

8.45am: Hands fall in, commenced removing stores etc on to jetty, also commenced scraping & cleaning guns

11.30am: Hands employed hoisting barrels ashore

12.30pm: Meat left ship for cold storage. Pilot and two tugs in attendance

1.18pm: Commenced shift ship in Edward Docks (T Shed)

1.56pm: Alongside T shed

2.15pm: Commenced discharging barrels

5.30pm: Stopped discharging barrels


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3 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

6.45am: Singled up

7.00am: Pilot & tugs arrived BRISTOLIAN & KING

7.15am: Cast off

7.37am: Alongside R shed

7.48am: Made fast

8.30am: Commenced discharging barrels

Noon: Hands to dinner

1.15pm: Hands employed discharging barrels

5.45pm: Stopped discharging barrels


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4 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

8.00am: Commenced discharging barrels

1.15pm: SS CITY OF BIRMINGHAM’s stern foul of our propellor

1.45pm: All clear

Hands unloading barrels

5.45pm: Ceased unloading barrels


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5 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

10.15am: Roman Catholic Party landed

10.30am: Church of England party landed

12.15pm: Church of England party returned

Ammunition correct


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6 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

8.00am: Shore party unloading woodwork from No 2 hold

Noon: Shore party ceased work

1.30pm: Shore party commenced unloading wood

5.00pm: Shore party ceased work


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7 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

7.00am: Hands fall in, Shifted ship 50ft along wharf

8.30am: Hands chipping & scraping ship's side & getting stores aboard. Splicing eyes in hawsers

1.30pm: Shore party commenced unloading wood

3.00pm: Hands employed splicing hawsers, also removing boats to ammunition lighters

5.00pm: Shore party ceased unloading wood

Sick list 2


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8 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

11.30am: Shore party working down Nos 1 & 2

Sick list Nil


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9 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Shore Party working No 2 & 1 Holds

4.50pm: Pilot aboard & Tug AVONMOUTH alongside

5.00pm: Singled up

5.10pm Tug BRISTOLIAN alongside

5.20pm: Left wharf under pilot’s orders

6.10pm: Made fast S wharf

Sick list Nil


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10 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Sick list 2


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11 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

7.30am: HMS EDINBURGH CASTLE left dock

Shore party working in No 2 hold & discharging wood

1.00pm: Long leave liberty party landed

11.30pm: Long leave party returned

Sick list Nil


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12 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

10.10am: Hands fall in for payment

2.00pm: Hands to rest

Sick list Nil


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13 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Noon: One rating Leading Seaman[?] Golding sent to RN Hospital, Portsmouth

Sick list Nil


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14 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

2.10pm: 2 Ratings (Fireman Cleland, Stoker Jelly) rejoined from RN Hospital, Plymouth

Sick list Nil


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15 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Shore labour proceeding

Sick list Nil


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16 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

1.25pm: 1 hand on long leave & Canteen party went ashore

Sick list Nil


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17 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Sick list Nil


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HMS CHANGUINOLA … 17 May 1918


The following list of repairs is submitted for approval.


[not signed]

Lieut RNR for Captain


Tiles in crew galley to be relaid

Tiles in ship’s freezer to be overhauled

New door for pantry locker

Structure of wheelhouse to be overhauled and new straps for sashes

New ladder from deck to coaming outside No 4 hatch

Waste pipes from mess deck wash places to be overhauled and cleaned

Wash basin to be repaired in Engineer Commander’s cabin

Cabin for Royal Marine Light Infantry Sergeant and Ship’s Police to be fitted

Captain’ top cabin to have all door locks repaired and keys fitted

Captain’s lower cabin to have all door locks repaired and keys fitted, also fit keys to locks on chest of drawers, Sash to be re-rubbered and overhauled

Boat deck – One new plank to be laid

Locker to be fitted in Marines mess for pith helmets

Bunk and chest of drawers to be fitted in Chief Steward’s cabin


Approved


[not signed]

…………………………………….


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18 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

3.00pm: Hands make & mend

Sick list 1


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19 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

10.00am: Church Parties landed

Noon: Church parties returned

Sick list 1


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20 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

9.30am: Hands make & mend

Sick list 1


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21 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Sick list 1


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22 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

8.40am: Coaling lighter alongside Starboard side

9.45am: Commenced coaling

1.00pm: Ceased coaling for dinner

1.45pm: Discharged Trimmer A E Williams to detention (Portsmouth)

2.00pm: Resumed Coaling

4.15pm: Ceased coaling for day

9.15pm: Henry Pearce (Assistant Steward) joined ship from HMS EAGLE

Sick list 1


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23 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

8.00am: Commenced Coaling

10.30am: Ceased Coaling

11.00am: Resumed coaling

Noon: Ceased coaling

2.00pm: Resumed coaling

3.30pm: Foc’s’le Gun replaced

5.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 290 tons

Sick list 1


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24 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Sick list 1


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25 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

2.00pm: Hands make and mend

9.00pm: Cricket team returned aboard

Sick list Nil


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26 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

10.00am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

10.10am: Divisions. Church of England Church Party landed

12.10pm: Church of England Church party returned

12.50pm: Roman Catholic Church party returned

Sick list Nil


4caf8546cadfd3419700dc64: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37555/C2-ADM53-37555-173_1.jpg)


27 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Sick list Nil


4caf8546cadfd3419700dc65: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37555/C2-ADM53-37555-174_0.jpg)


28 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

1.40pm: Steward Young left for hospital

Sick list Nil


4caf8546cadfd3419700dc66: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37555/C2-ADM53-37555-174_1.jpg)


29 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

6.00pm: Football party ashore

8.00pm: Football party returned on board

Sick list Nil


4caf8546cadfd3419700dc67: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37555/C2-ADM53-37555-175_0.jpg)


30 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

4.30pm: Captain aboard

Sick list Nil


4caf8546cadfd3419700dc68: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37555/C2-ADM53-37555-175_1.jpg)


31 May 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

5.30am: Hands fall in. Singled up fore & aft

6.00am: Let go from wharf & proceeded to turn ship with assistance of tugs

6.45am: Ship turned & moored fore & aft

4.05pm: WAR MUSKET alongside

Sick list Nil



LOGS FOR JUNE 1918


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1 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

6.30am: Hands fall in, wash & scrub decks

8.00am: Hands to breakfast

9.00am: Hands fall in employed washing & scrubbing decks

9.30am: WAR MUSKET moved from alongside

Noon: Hands to Dinner

1.00pm: Hands fall in for payment

2.00pm: 3 Marines on Long Leave

2.20pm: Long Leave party ashore

4.00pm: Long Leave party ashore

Sick list Nil


4caf8546cadfd3419700dc6a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37555/C2-ADM53-37555-176_1.jpg)


2 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

10.10am: Church Parties landed

11.00am: Church Parties returned

Sick list Nil


4caf8546cadfd3419700dc6b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37555/C2-ADM53-37555-177_0.jpg)


3 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

11.10am: Hands fall in for payment

1.45pm: Steward Philpots [?Philpot/Philpott] & Fireman Tobin discharged to hospital Plymouth

4.05pm: Starboard 3 Gun ashore

Sick list Nil


4caf8546cadfd3419700dc6c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37555/C2-ADM53-37555-177_1.jpg)


4 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

9.10am: Stoker Perver, Able Seaman Guppy, discharged to Barracks, Portsmouth

9.20pm: Ratings from VICTORY

Sick list Nil


4caf8546cadfd3419700dc6d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37555/C2-ADM53-37555-178_0.jpg)


5 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Sick list Nil


4caf8546cadfd3419700dc6e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37555/C2-ADM53-37555-178_1.jpg)


6 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Sick list Nil


4caf8546cadfd3419700dc6f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37555/C2-ADM53-37555-179_0.jpg)


7 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Sick list Nil


4caf8546cadfd3419700dc70: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37555/C2-ADM53-37555-179_1.jpg)


8 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Sick list Nil


4caf8546cadfd3419700dc71: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37555/C2-ADM53-37555-180_0.jpg)


9 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

10.30am: Roman Catholic & Protestant church parties left ship

Noon: Church parties returned


4caf8546cadfd3419700dc72: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37555/C2-ADM53-37555-180_1.jpg)


10 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

11.00am: Leading Seaman W Thorburn RNR discharged to Whale Island


4caf8546cadfd3419700dc73: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37555/C2-ADM53-37555-181_0.jpg)


11 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71


4caf8546cadfd3419700dc74: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37555/C2-ADM53-37555-181_1.jpg)


12 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Sick list Nil


4caf8546cadfd3419700dc75: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37555/C2-ADM53-37555-182_0.jpg)


13 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Sick list Nil


4caf8546cadfd3419700dc76: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37555/C2-ADM53-37555-182_1.jpg)


14 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Sick list Nil


4caf8546cadfd3419700dc77: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37555/C2-ADM53-37555-183_0.jpg)


15 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

6.45am: Hands fall in & singled up

7.00am: Commenced to shift ship along wharf

7.30am: Finished shifting, made fast Q Shed

3.00pm: Hands make & mend

Sick list Nil


4caf8546cadfd3419700dc78: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37555/C2-ADM53-37555-183_1.jpg)


16 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

10.05am: Roman Catholic church party ashore

10.45am: Protestant Church party ashore

11.45am: All church parties returned

11.30pm: All long leave men returned

Sick list 1


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[Inside cover of log book, containing a doodle of a ship]

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4caf8546cadfd3419700dc7c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37555/C2-ADM53-37555-185_1.jpg)

4caf854bcadfd3419700de95: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-001_0.jpg)

4caf854bcadfd3419700de96: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-001_1.jpg)

4caf854bcadfd3419700de97: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-003_0.jpg)

4caf854bcadfd3419700de98: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-003_1.jpg)

4caf854bcadfd3419700de99: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-004_0.jpg)

4caf854bcadfd3419700de9a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-004_1.jpg)


4caf854bcadfd3419700de9b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-005_0.jpg)


17 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Sick list 1


4caf854bcadfd3419700de9c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-005_1.jpg)


18 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

9.30am: One rating (Stoker Clarke) discharged RN Barracks Portsmouth

Sick list 1


4caf854bcadfd3419700de9d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-006_0.jpg)


19 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Sick list 1


4caf854bcadfd3419700de9e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-006_1.jpg)


20 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Sick list Nil


4caf854bcadfd3419700de9f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-007_0.jpg)


21 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

12.45pm: Long leave party landed

Sick list Nil


4caf854bcadfd3419700dea0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-007_1.jpg)


22 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

1.20pm: Hands fall in, singled up

1.25pm: Commenced to shift ship from Q Shed

3.00pm: Made fast alongside S Shed

Sick list Nil


4caf854bcadfd3419700dea1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-008_0.jpg)


23 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

10.15am: Roman Catholic church party left ship

10.30am: Church of England party left ship

Sick list Nil


4caf854bcadfd3419700dea2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-008_1.jpg)


24 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71


4caf854bcadfd3419700dea3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-009_0.jpg)


25 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

9.50am: Following ratings discharged to EAGLE. J Robinson, B Kelly. Greasers M Murray, O McGlone, J Conway. M Moran, fireman


4caf854bcadfd3419700dea4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-009_1.jpg)


26 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71


4caf854bcadfd3419700dea5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-010_0.jpg)


27 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Sick list Nil


4caf854bcadfd3419700dea6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-010_1.jpg)


28 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71


4caf854bcadfd3419700dea7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-011_0.jpg)


29 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Sick list 1


4caf854bcadfd3419700dea8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-011_1.jpg)


30 June 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

10.00am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

Noon: Church party returned

Sick list 1



LOGS FOR JULY 1918


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1 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

6.30am: Hands called

7.00am: Hands fall in & scrub decks

8.00am: Hands to breakfast

9.00am: Hands fall in employed chipping painting etc overside

12.30pm: Hands to dinner

1.15pm: Hands fall in, employed as for forenoon

4.00pm: Hands to tea

5.30pm: Liberty party landed

6.50pm: Canteen party landed

Sick list Nil


4caf854bcadfd3419700deaa: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-012_1.jpg)


2 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

7.00pm: Able Seaman T J Evans joined ship

Sick list 1 on shore


4caf854bcadfd3419700deab: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-013_0.jpg)


3 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

3.00pm: Hospital ship came alongside

Sick list 2


4caf854bcadfd3419700deac: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-013_1.jpg)


4 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

7.30am: Hospital Ship shoved off

1.30pm: Hands make & mend clothing

Sick list 2


4caf854bcadfd3419700dead: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-014_0.jpg)


5 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

10.30am: Captain's defaulters

Sick list 2


4caf854bcadfd3419700deae: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-014_1.jpg)


6 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

10.30am: Captain's defaulters

2.00pm: Hands make & mend

Sick list 2


4caf854bcadfd3419700deaf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-015_0.jpg)


7 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

10.00am: Roman Catholic Church Party landed

10.45am: Church party landed

12.15pm: Church party returned

12.30pm: Roman Catholic Church Party returned

Sick list 1


4caf854bcadfd3419700deb0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-015_1.jpg)


8 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Sick list 1


4caf854bcadfd3419700deb1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-016_0.jpg)


9 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

11.30am: Petty Officer Clements left ship

Sick list 1


4caf854bcadfd3419700deb2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-016_1.jpg)


10 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

7.30am: Shifted ship from R berth to Q Berth

8.20am: Finished shifting

Sick list 1


4caf854bcadfd3419700deb3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-017_0.jpg)


11 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

8.30am: Commenced coaling

3.15pm: Finished Coaling

Sick list 2


4caf854bcadfd3419700deb4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-017_1.jpg)


12 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

1.30pm: Trimmer Kavanagh discharged to Stonehouse hospital

Sick list 2


4caf854bcadfd3419700deb5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-018_0.jpg)


13 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

1.15pm: Hands make & mend clothing

Sick list 3


4caf854bcadfd3419700deb6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-018_1.jpg)


14 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

10.00am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

10.30am: Church of England Church party landed

12.10pm: Church of England Church party returned

1.00pm: Roman Catholics returned

Sick list 2


4caf854bcadfd3419700deb7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-019_0.jpg)


15 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

9.15pm: Commenced shifting ship along the wharf

10.45pm: Ship fast in berth

Sick list 3


4caf854bcadfd3419700deb8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-019_1.jpg)


16 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

7.00am: Hands fall in & shift ship

7.15am: Left Wharf

7.50am: Entered Dry Dock

8.15am: Made fast

10.15am: Ship secured on chocks

11.46am: Brow secured

Sick list 2


4caf854bcadfd3419700deb9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-020_0.jpg)


17 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dry Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Sick list 2


4caf854bcadfd3419700deba: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-020_1.jpg)


18 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Sick list 2


4caf854bcadfd3419700debb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-021_0.jpg)


19 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dry Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Sick list 1


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20 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dry Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

1.00pm: Hands make & mend

Sick list 3


4caf854bcadfd3419700debd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-022_0.jpg)


21 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

10.00am: Roman Catholic party left

10.30am: Church of England party left

12.20pm: Church of England party returned

Sick list 2


4caf854bcadfd3419700debe: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-022_1.jpg)


22 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

Sick list 2


4caf854bcadfd3419700debf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-023_0.jpg)


23 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

5.11pm: Hands stand by to undock

8.00pm: Made fast opposite S shed

10.00pm: 3 new Able Seamen join ship

Sick list 3, 2 sick on shore


4caf854bcadfd3419700dec0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-023_1.jpg)


24 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

11.30am: Clelland sent to hospital

12.30pm: Coal lighter alongside

1.00pm: Hands fall in for payment

5.00pm: Ceased coaling. Received 40 tons

Sick list 2


4caf854bcadfd3419700dec1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-024_0.jpg)


25 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

9.00am: Hands fall in. Clear decks for stability test

Sick list 2, sick on shore 3


4caf854bcadfd3419700dec2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-024_1.jpg)


26 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

9.30am: Shore party coaling ship

Noon: Stopped coaling. Lighter taken away

4.30pm: Hands sent ashore

5.05pm: Hauled off Quay to take stability tests; tug in attendance

9.15pm: Stability Tests finished. Hands Aboard

10.30pm: Fore wire moorings parted

11.00pm: All fast again

Sick list 2, sick on shore 3


4caf854bcadfd3419700dec3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-025_0.jpg)


27 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

8.30am: Commenced coaling. 15 firemen & 1 steward joined ship

1.00pm: Stopped coaling

Sick list 3


4caf854bcadfd3419700dec4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-025_1.jpg)


28 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

10.10am: Roman Catholic Church party landed

10.30am: Church of England Church party landed

12.30pm: Church parties returned

Sick list 3


4caf854bcadfd3419700dec5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-026_0.jpg)


29 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

7.00am: Hands fall in. Doubled moorings for Engine test

8.30am: Shore Gang commenced coaling

9.50am: Commenced engine test

10.40am: Stopped for adjustments

11.12am: Commenced testing engines

12.30pm: Stopped engines

5.00pm: Left off coaling

Sick list 2, Light duty 1


4caf854bcadfd3419700dec6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-026_1.jpg)


30 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

8.30am: Shore gang commenced coaling

Chief Petty Officer Hunter Left ship for Devonport

10.45am: Defaulters

2.15pm: Sub Lieuts Wittup and Banfield joined ship

3.00pm: Stopped coaling

5.00pm: Commenced shifting ship

5.50pm: Ship moored alongside berth 2

Sick list 2


4caf854bcadfd3419700dec7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-37556/C2-ADM53-37556-027_0.jpg)


31 July 1918

At Avonmouth (Edward Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -2.71

11.00am: Captain’s Defaulters

2.45pm: Mail (14 bags) received on board from Naval Transport Officer for conveyance

9.30pm: All hands reported correct, all Officers aboard

11.00pm: Pilot aboard, Tugs BRISTOLIAN & KING made fast

11.25pm: Cast off, proceeded out of dock under Pilot’s orders

11.45pm: Entered Lock

Sick list 1



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1918


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1 August 1918

[From Avonmouth to Cardiff, and at Cardiff]

Lat 51.5, Long -3.2

Midnight: Slipped & proceeded

0.23am: Altered course S82W

0.28am: S73W

1.06am: Altered course N86W Full speed

1.47am: Altered course S73W

1.58am: Altered course West

2.10am: North by East

2.30am: Took aboard second Pilot

2.45am: Entered Queen’s Dock

3.10am: Secured alongside awaiting entry

3.30am: Entered Dock, dropped Port Anchor. Out Hawser fore & aft, warped alongside

3.56am: Secured alongside

3.58am: Finished with main engines

4.00am: Made fast alongside collier

6.00am: Hands called. Steamer in berth alongside shifted ahead

6.30am: Hove into berth alongside

6.40am: Made fast alongside under coal tip

7.50am: Commenced coaling

8.30am: Trimmers stop work for breakfast

9.20am: Trimmers started work again

13 men working on board from Avonmouth

11.00am: Hands employed rigging wireless yards, cleaning boats & as required

1.15pm: Hands fall in for payment

1.30pm: Hands fall in. Hands employed cleaning boats & refitting wireless. Guns crews to howitzer drill

4.00pm: Hands to tea

4.30pm: Acting Steward McKenzie joined ship

5.00pm: Liberty men landed

5.30pm: Liberty men landed

7.15pm: Stewards leave party landed

7.35pm: Night signalmen joined ship

11.00pm: Continued coaling

Sick list 1, Light duty 1


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2 August 1918

Cardiff (Queen’s Dock)

Lat 51.5, Long -3.2

2.30am: Recommenced coaling

3.55am: Called hands & heaved ship alongside

4.45am: Dismissed hands

9.00am: Ship shifted 6 feet ahead

9.10am: Finished shifting. All fast fore & aft

1.30pm: Continued coaling

3.20pm: 1 Officer & 4 ratings joined for carrying out gun trials

5.00pm: Howitzer crews to gun drill

8.00pm: Continued coaling

Sick list 1


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3 August 1918

[From Cardiff to Sea]

Lat 51.4, Long -4.0

3.15am: Ceased Coaling

3.45am: Cast off & proceeded under pilot’s orders out of dock with assistance of tugs (TENACIOUS fore & CAEL [?GAEL] aft)

4.10am: Entered Lock

4.42am: Left Lock. Proceeded out of harbour under Pilot’s orders

5.00am: Lavernock Head abeam

5.20am: Stopped[?]

5.30am: Let go Port anchor

6.31am: Hauled up anchor, proceeded under Captain’s orders

7.05am: Breaksea Light Vessel abeam

8.00am: Commenced gun trials

9.00am: Finished Gun trials, shaped course S72E & proceeded towards Barry Roads

9.33am: Nash Point abeam

10.09am: Rhoose Point abeam

10.45am: Let go Starboard anchor

11.00am: Finished with Engines

1.00pm: Hands turn to, employed preparing ship for Sea, provisioning lifeboats

1.30pm: Tug alongside for gunnery party

3.40pm: Tug alongside for remainder of workmen

3.50pm: Tug left

5.20pm: HMS P68[?] arrived at anchorage [The P-class patrol boats numbered P11-P64 and there was no P68, so this may have been HMS PC68 which was based at Pembroke Dock Yard]

5.30pm: Steering gear & whistle & telegraph tested, all correct

5.40pm: Hove short

5.50pm: Anchor aweigh

6.02pm: Anchor secured

6.19pm: Breaksea Light Vessel abeam

7.15pm: Streamed paravanes

7.53pm: Scarweather Light Vessel abeam

8.26pm: Helwick Light Ship abeam

8.30pm: Ship darkened

Sick list 1


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4 August 1918

At Sea

Lat 50.6, Long -9.6

9.00pm: Escort left

Sick list 1


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5 August 1918

At Sea

Lat 49.4, Long -16.7

8.50am: Reduce to 69 revs & altered course to SE to take in paravanes

9.05am: Paravanes aboard & proceeded

9.14am: Log line carried away, streamed new log

Sick list 1


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6 August 1918

At Sea

Lat 48.8, Long -24.3

Sick list 1


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7 August 1918

At Sea

Lat 48.1, Long -31.4

Sick list 1


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8 August 1918

At Sea

Lat 47.0, Long -38.3

3.00am: South-southeasterly swell

1.20am: Observed Steamer Bearing N15W steering Westwards

Sick list 1


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9 August 1918

At Sea

Lat 45.3, Long -44.2

6.00am: Slight Northerly swell

Sick list Nil


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10 August 1918

At Sea

Lat 43.3, Long -49.5

9.45am: Stop to drop target, manoeuvred at various speeds for battle practice

11.25am: Stop to take in target

11.00am: Stopped for Engine Room purposes

11.05am: Proceeded 87 revs

Sick list Nil


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11 August 1918

At Sea

Lat 41.9, Long -56.4

10.10am: Divine Service on the Mess Deck

Sick list 1


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12 August 1918

At Sea

Lat 41.1, Long -63.0

9.30am: Commenced to swing ship for compasses

10.12am: Resumed Normal Course

3.00pm: Rigging Paravane gear

Sick list 1


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13 August 1918

[At Sea]

Lat 40.1, Long -69.0

7.45am: Slipped paravanes

6.20pm: Observed Large Whale in Lat 40.1, Long -70.5

8.00pm-Midnight: Soundings throughout watch

Sick list 1


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14 August 1918

At New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

6.05am: Ambrose Light Ship abeam

6.10am: Commenced taking in paravanes

6.35am: Paravanes secured, took Pilot aboard

7.45am: Passed Boom

8.35am: Docking pilot boarded

9.08am: Docking pilot took charge

9.45am: Fast alongside Dock south side Pier 96 N

Sick list 1


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15 August 1918

At New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

6.30am: Clearing No 4 hold for cargo

1.00pm: One man 7 days Leave

2.00pm: Duty men ashore. Ratings joined ship for passage

Sick list 2


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16 August 1918

At New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

6.30am: Fell in. Scrub & wash decks. Rig of the day No 5 Negative Jumpers [Uniform code 5 without jumper, which was a loose jacket]

Noon: 8 signalmen (Convoy duty) landed. Delivered 14 bags of mail to Senior Naval Officer New York

Sick list 2


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17 August 1918

At New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

7.00am: Shore party commenced loading copper

1.10pm: Lumpers resumed loading copper in No 4 [Lumpers are labourers employed in loading and unloading ships]

3.45pm: Duty watch employed stowing sugar

5.00pm: Ceased loading

Sick list 1


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18 August 1918

[Three scans of this date all showing part of the page, plus details of the sick list for 28 November 1918]

At New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

Sick list 1


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19 August 1918

At New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

7.00am: Commenced loading copper ingots in No 4 Hold

Noon: Hands to dinner. Stopped working cargo

1.15pm: Recommenced working cargo

5.00pm: Finished loading copper

Sick list 1


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20 August 1918

At New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

6.30am: Rigging Nos 1 & 2 holds for cargo

8.25am: Commenced loading frozen meat in No 1

8.30am: Resumed loading copper in No 4

10.00am: Hands employed tarring down rigging

12.50pm: Stopped cargo forward

1.00pm: Commenced loading ingots

1.15pm: No 120 Warrant read out

3.00pm: Commenced taking in cargo forward

4.00pm: No 1 lower Hold finished

5.30pm: No 2 lower hold finished

5.30pm: Completed loading copper

Midnight: Shore party ceased loading cargo

Sick list 3


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21 August 1918

At New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

3.00am: Lighter came alongside

3.20am: Commenced loading meat

7.00am: Shore party ceased loading cargo

8.00am: Fresh lighter alongside, commenced taking in cargo (No 2 Hold)

8.30am: Breasted off ship coal lighter alongside

9.00am: Commenced coaling

5.20pm: Stopped loading meat for twelve hours

7.00pm: Closed down meat hatches

8.00pm: Coaling gang knocked off for night

Sick list 3


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22 August 1918

[At New York]

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

7.30am: Coaling gang resumed work

7.30am: Lumpers resumed loading meat

Noon: Stopped coaling for dinner

12.30pm: Resumed coaling

Hands make & mend

1.30pm: Resumed loading at No 2 hold

8.00pm: Stopped coaling for the night

9.00pm: Stopped taking in meat

Midnight: Started taking in meat

Sick list 2


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23 August 1918

[At New York]

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

3.00am: Stopped taking in meat, No 2 finished

7.30am: Started coaling

9.15am: Stopped coaling

11.25am: Commenced coaling

Noon: Shore gang stopped coaling for dinner

1.00pm: Resumed coaling

3.30pm: Two ratings joined ship from Senior Naval Officer

4.15pm: 1 Petty Officer, 6 Leading Seamen & 3 Able Seamen left ship for HMS ALSATIAN

5.30pm: Finished Coaling ship

5.45pm: Barge leaves

6.15pm: Heave ship alongside

Sick list 2


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24 August 1918

[Location still New York, and not “At Sea” as shown in log]

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

7.00am: HMS ALSATIAN left wharf

1.30pm: Hands to make and mend

Sick list 1


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25 August 1918

At New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

8.40am: Roman Catholic Church Party landed

10.30am: Protestant Church Party ashore

Sick list 1


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26 August 1918

At New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

Sick list 1


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27 August 1918

At New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

10.15am: Captain’s Defaulters

11.20am: Tried Whistle, steering gear, telegraph & engines, all correct

12.30pm: Cast off

12.48pm: Let go port anchor

2.00pm: Gangway put out, also Skiff and Captain's whaler

3.15pm: Skiff's motor fails on first trip to shore

11.30pm: Ship swung

Sick list 1


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28 August 1918

At New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

10.45am: Load of cork shipped for insulating

11.40am: Ship swung

1.30pm: Skiff ashore on routine trip

3.15pm: Whaler went in on routine trip with officers

4.30pm: Ship swung

Sick list 2


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29 August 1918

At New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

6.30am: Ship swung to ebb

7.00am: Whaler ashore with postman

10.55am: Heave short

11.07am: Anchor aweigh & proceeded down river under pilot’s orders

Courses various & speeds various under Pilot’s orders

1.35pm: Stopped. Discharged Pilot near Ambrose Light Vessel

3.26pm: Ambrose Light Vessel abeam bearing N35E

3.50pm: Streamed paravanes

Sick list 2


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