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Armed Merchant Cruiser, hired merchantman

Pendant Nos. M.80 (on coming into service), MI.86 (1.18), MI.47 (4.18). Built 1889, 5,980grt, 16kts, owned by Royal Mail Line. Armament: 5-6in, 2-6pdr AA. Crew (7.15): 29 officers & 200 crew (bi). In service 19.11.14, purchased by Admiralty 31.5.15. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Paid off 1.1.19. Served as troopship. BU 1923. (British Warships 1914-1919)

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Notes:

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

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

Editor’s notes:

Positions (Latitude and Longitude) are given for noon each day, correcting or estimating the position when appropriate. If exact times are not indicated in the log they have, when appropriate, been estimated from the position of the entries (which show times on the left hand side of the log page). Information about sea state is based on the Sea Disturbance Scale where “rough to very rough” indicates waves 5 to 10 feet from peak to trough, “high” indicates waves of 11 to 15 feet, “very high” indicates wave height of 16 to 35 feet and “phenomenal” indicates waves of 36 feet and above. A note is made of numbers on the sick list where this is 5 or more or where the entries are out of the ordinary. This and other information from the log is included in square brackets [not in italics] if it is not to be found under “Remarks” on the right hand side of the page. Additional information about geographical locations, terminology and about merchant ships encountered has been provided where identification is reasonably certain, by means of embedded links within the text.

LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1914


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[Left hand side of hard cover of log, in poor condition]

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[Right hand side of hard cover of log, indicating 17 December 1914 to 13 March 1915]

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Log of HMS “Orotava”

Commanded by GE Corbett, Commander RN

For the Period

Commencing 17th day of December 1914

Ending [blank]

Tonnage (Displacement) - 10,450

Extreme Length - 443ft

Extreme Breadth - 49ft 3in


Engines

Manufacturer - Naval Construction and Armament Company Limited Barrow

IHP - 4500 Natural Draught

Description - Vertical triple Expansion 3 Cylinder

When fixed on Board - 1889


Boilers

Manufacturer - Naval Construction and Armament Ltd

Description - Scotch, double-ended

When made - 1889

When put in Vessel - 1889


Paddle Wheels or Screw Propeller

Manufacturer - NC & A Co Ltd Barrow

Description - pitch 26 feet

General State of Repair - Fair

Signed GE Corbett, Captain


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[Page of “Directions”, indicating how log is to be filled in, including scales for Wind Force, State of Weather, Fog Intensity and Sea Disturbance]

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Establishment of Ship’s Company

Officers - 25

Warrant - 1

Seamen - 76

Boys - 28

Marines - 22

Engine-room Establishment - 22

Engine-room Establishment Subsidised - 26

Other non-executive ratings - 12

Other non-executive rating Subsidised - 25

Total - 237


Barometer

Mercurial (1) or Aneroid (2)

Name of Maker and number - (1) - P Adie, Broadway, Westminster MD 1062

(2) - Unknown

Height of cistern above sea - 33 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer - --


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship - on Fore Bridge

Whether in screen - under cover but not in screen

Maker and No - Nigretti [Negretti] and Zambra MO 7795 From 13th/3/14

Date to 13th/3/14


Thermometer for Sea Temperature

Maker and No. - J Hicks and Co - MO 975


Position of Standard Compass

On square platform 6ft x 6ft, placed 3 feet above top of wheelhouse in centre of ship, and 45ft above sea level


Armament

Position - Nature and Number of Guns and Mountings

on Poop - one, 6” Mark II

on Upper Deck in waist aft - 2, 6” Mark II (1 each side)

on Forecastle Head - 2, 6” Mark II (1 each side)

in Fore well Deck - 2, 6 pounder

[small diagram at side of page shows positions of guns]


Torpedo Armament

Nil


Boats

Number of each carried - Length and Description

2 - Gigs - (2) 19.7 x 5.75 x 2.4

5 - Life boats - (3) 27.4 x 8.2 x 3.7; (2) 28.1 x 8.7 x 3.6 one lost 5/3/15

1 - Motor Boat - 30ft Brooke (Lowestoft)


Miscellaneous Information

Draught of water with Bunkers full, and complete with Provisions, Stores and Water

Forward - Aft

25ft 2in - 26ft 2in

Load draught - 26ft 6”

Number of Tons necessary to increase draught 1 inch - 45.1

Number of Tons of Coal Carried (43 cubic feet per ton)

(a) At load draught

(b) With bunkers full - 1300

(c) In places other than Bunkers - nil

Number of Tons of Oil Fuel carried - nil

Quantity of Water carried

(a) For Boilers } - 474 Tons

(b) For Drinking}

Signed GE Corbett, Captain, WP Clifton Mogg Navigating Officer


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17 December 1914

At London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.6

am: Moored to quay in No 1 Berth, Royal Albert Dock. 17 Ratings joined from Depot. Hands variously employed. Moorings tended.

9.0am: Commissioned ship.


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18 December 1914

At London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.6

am and pm: Hands employed taking in ammunition.

3.50pm: Sunset.


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19 December 1914

At London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.6

am and pm: Hands employed taking in ammunition.


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20 December 1914

At London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.6

[A Sunday when nothing recorded in log except limited weather information]


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21 December 1914

At London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.6

am: Hands employed variously.

pm: Sundry ratings joined ship from Depot.

[Misty for most of the day]


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22 December 1914

At London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.6

am: Hands employed in cleaning ship and taking in stores.


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23 December 1914

At London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.6

am: Engines and steam systems [?] tested. Hands employed variously.

pm: 20 Ratings joined from HMS Pembroke.


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24 December 1914

At London

Lat 51.5, Long 0.6

am: Hands cleaning ship.

1.20pm: Hands mustered at “Abandon ship stations”.

5.30pm: Moved from quay to locks.

6.15pm: Moved out into river.

7.43pm: Off Erith. Anchored with 15 fathoms in 6.5 at H15 [?].

8.0pm and Midnight: Thick fog.

10.0pm: Ship in swinging inwards came in touch with barges moored in tiers.

[Coal expended 264 tons, in London, Coal remaining: 1256 tons]


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25 December 1914

[Date given as Xmas Day]

From London to Sheerness

Lat 51.5, Long 0.2

[At single anchor off Cold Harbour Light]

4.0am: Rounds made and reported.

7.20am: Weighed anchor and manoeuvered ship towards mid-river and down stream away from barges.

8.10am: Manoeuver complete.

11.0am: Compasses adjusted by sun.

1.20pm: Fog cleared. Hostile aeroplane passed over bound southerly.

1.45pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded down stream.

4.0pm: Stopped off Gravesend and changed pilots.

5.15pm: Let go anchor in 10 fathoms, off Hitchaven [?] - veered to 70 fathoms on port cable.

[Anchor bearings: Chapman Light N85E, Mid Blyth Buoy S29E, Ship’s Head S78E]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 6 miles]


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26 December 1914

Lat 51.5, Long 0.9

5.0am: All guns crews at quarters

8.0am: Weighed anchor and proceeded down river.

9.20am: Gunnery officer boarded. Proceeded down to East Cant Buoy [?].

10.25am: Fired one round, weather became thick so returned to Nore.

11.0am: Anchored off Nore Light in 13 fathoms, and veered to 45 fathoms on starboard anchor.

3.0pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded up river to a position off Chapman Light.

3.50pm: Anchored in 6 fathoms, veering to 45 fathoms on starboard anchor.

8.0pm: 6 pounders manned.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 31 miles]


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27 December 1914

From Sheerness to Patrol ground

Lat 51.4, Long 1.2 [estimated from information in log]

9.15am: Weighed anchor and proceeded down river to Nore.

10.0am: Anchored in 7.5 [fathoms], veering to 45 on starboard.

10.58am: Weighed anchor and proceeded on voyage.

0.50pm: Passed Tongue Light.

1.35pm: Anchored in 8 fathoms 1.5 miles NE from Margate Pier to land Dockyard ratings.

2.15pm: HMS Watchful embarked ratings.

2.25pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded.

3.12pm: Elbow Buoy.

3.45pm: Gull Light.

4.15pm: Discharged pilot.

5.15pm: Dover Light abeam at 2 miles.

5.53pm: Varne Light abeam 2.5 miles.

8.45pm: No 8 Light ship 2.5 miles, altered course N89W.

10.50pm: No 9 Light ship 1.5 miles, log 61, altered course N86W.

[Southerly wind force 5 in am, force 6 to 7 in pm, with rain]


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28 December 1914

From London to Patrol ground

Lat 49.8, Long -3.3

4.15am: St Catherine’s abeam 7 miles.

6.12am: Altered course W.

7.45am: Daylight, commenced zigzag courses, courses altered 3 points every 15 minutes.

1.24pm: Start Point abeam at 9 miles.

3.20pm: Violent squalls and heavy rain, wind shifted to NW.

9.0pm: Lizard bearing N46E, 6 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 231 miles]

[Rain and drizzle for most of day, barometric pressure falling until 3pm, then rising slowly]


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29 December 1914

From London to Queenstown

Lat 51.4, Long -7.4

1.35am: Sevenstones abeam at 6 miles.

2.30pm: Passed Daunt Rock Light 1 mile.

2.40pm: Stopped by Examination Vessel and took pilot.

3.24pm: Passed Roches Point.

4.40pm: Made fast to No 4 Buoy.

5.20pm: Hands darken ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 211 miles]

[North westerly wind force 8 in early am, dropping to force 6 at midday, no weather information recorded in pm]


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30 December 1914

At Queenstown [in Southern Ireland, now Cobh]

Lat 51.9, Long -8.3

10.0am: 6 inch guns crews exercised.

11.55am: Admiral visited ship.

0.15pm: Admiral left ship.

pm: Took in 110 tons fresh water.

5.30pm: Liberty men ashore.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned.

[Coal remaining: 1022.5 tons]


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31 December 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.9, Long -8.3

[Moored to No 4 Buoy]

8.30am: Collier alongside.

9.0am: Commenced coaling.

2.30pm: Mustered signal books and W/T [wireless telegraphy] books and found all correct except MV code (2).

pm: Hands coaling ship.

9.30pm: Signal books all correct except MV code, wrong number.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1915


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1 January 1915

At Queenstown

Lat 51.9, Long -8.3

[Moored to No 4 Buoy]

1.10am: Finished Coaling.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

3.0pm: Collier cast off.

4.0pm: 4 - 7am Leave.

pm: Red warrant No 1 read.

[Coal remaining 1295 tons]

[Southerly wind force 7 or 8 in am, moderating in pm, barometric pressure relatively low, down to 28.35 over 65 at noon, then rising]


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2 January 1915

At Queenstown

Lat 51.9, Long -8.3

[Moored to No 4 Buoy]

am: Hands employed in reeving off boat falls.

Noon: Signal and W/T books mustered every watch.

4.0pm: Liberty men ashore.

5.0pm: Liberty POs ashore.

6.30pm: Liberty boys returned.


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3 January 1915

At Queenstown

Lat 51.9, Long -8.3

7.30am: Liberty men returned.

11.10am GMT: Church party left.

Noon: Signal and W/T books mustered every 4 hours.

0.30pm: Church party returned.

2.45pm: Slipped moorings and proceeded.

4.0pm: Daunt Rock Light vessel NW/W, 1 mile, altered course S68W, zigzag course.

5.10pm: Old Head of Kinsale abeam 3 miles, altered course West.

8.47pm: Fastnet abeam 3 miles, altered course N57W.


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4 January 1915

From Queenstown to Patrol area

Lat 53.5, Long -10.9

1.20am: Skelligs Light abeam, altered course N2W.

3.12am: Tearnaght [possibly Inishtearaght] Light abeam, 6 miles, altered course N24E.

10.0am: Heavy rolling.

3.50pm: Black Rock abeam 8 miles.

5.15pm: Eagle Island Light abeam 12 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 213 miles]

[North westerly wind force 6 in am, force 5 or 4 in pm, sea state rough for most of day]


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5 January 1915

From Queenstown to Patrol area

Lat 57.8, Long -8.0

0.16pm: Boreray Island bearing W true 16 miles.

1.25pm: Observed Eilean More [Mor] Island (Flannan) bearing N true. Distant 12.5 miles.

4.0pm: Exercised General Quarters. Observed HMS Black Prince steering south-westerly course.

5.47pm: Butt of Lewis S42E, 14 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 276 miles]


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6 January 1915

From Queenstown to Patrol area

Lat 60.9, Long -1.1

10.0am: Exercised physical drill. Marines - rifle drill. Guns crews, exercised.

11.40am: Muckle Flugga Light E true 7 miles.

8.40pm: Muckle Flugga Light S47E true, 7 miles, altered course N21E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 280 miles]

[SSE winds force 5 or 6 until 1pm]


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7 January 1915

On Patrol area

Lat 61.1, Long -1.0

10.0am: Exercised physical drill. Watch on deck gun drill. Commenced zigzag, 2 points every 15 minutes.

2.0pm: Signalled HMS Viknor, courses various, in company.

3.30pm: Altered course N76W, Muckle Flugga Light S80E true, 12 miles. Parted company.

4.30pm: Quarters for inspection. Exercised collision stations.

[Course and Distance made good: Cruising 221 miles]


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8 January 1915

Lat 60.8, Long -3.9

5.40am - 6.45am: Courses various while intercepting SS Fionia.

7.15am: Proceeded 52 revs S84E.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers.

10.30am: Exercised physical drill. Boys of Red watch mustered bags and hammocks.

am: Signal books and W/T books mustered every 4 hours and found correct.

[Course and Distance made good: Various courses Distance 238 miles]


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9 January 1915

On Patrol

Lat 60.9, Long -2.3

am: Saturday routine.

Noon: Challenged HMS Cedric.

1.15pm: Engines stopped, boat lowered and Captain went on board the HMS Cedric.

2.40pm: Picked up boat.

2.45pm: Full ahead again N32E.

8.5pm: Courses various in chase. [but no mention of what was being chased and presumably it wasn’t caught]

11.45pm: Altered course N50W, engines slow, revs 19 - 20.

[Course and Distance made good: Various courses Distance 246]

[Northerly wind, with hail then snow during evening]


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10 January 1915

On Patrol

Lat 61.0, Long -2.8

1.0am - 7.0am: Various courses 20 revs. Intercepted SS Stelleborg.

7.30am: Sent an officer on board, then allowed her to proceed after examination.

8.0am: Proceeded on course, 40 revs.

10.15am: Divisions.

11.0am: Divine service.

1.20pm: Exercised Guns Quarters - course as required for aiming tube practise.

2.20pm: Proceeded S80W.

3.30pm: Exchanged signals with HMS Teutonic.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 130 miles]

[Sea temperature recorded intermittently today, 45F in pm]


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11 January 1915

On Patrol

Lat 61.7, Long -2.0

3.40am to 5.47am: Courses various in chase.

9.58am: Fall in with HMS Alsatian and HMS Teutonic courses various keeping station on former.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Exercised physical drill. Boys at drill. Exercised fire control, Exercised sight setters.

11.40am: Altered course S66W.

4.15pm: Evening quarters, issued slops.

10.45pm: Courses various, intercepted SS Siam.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 241 miles]

[Rain during evening]


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12 January 1915

On Patrol

Lat 61.8, Long -1.9

Midnight to 3.30am: In chase - courses various.

1.0am: Intercepted SS Siam of Copenhagen.

3.30pm: Proceeded N73E, 52 revs.

5.37am: Signalled HMS Alsatian, steering south-westerly.

10.15am: Collision stations. Boats equipment overhauled, 6” Guns crews at instruction. Boys of WB mustered bags.

10.0pm: Considerable Aurora Borealis.

[Course and Distance made good: Various courses 253 miles]


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13 January 1915

On Patrol

Lat 61.9, Long -2.0

am: Zig-zag throughout the hours of daylight.

10.0am: Divisions and stations for General Duties.

8.30pm: Propeller fouled log line, losing everything.

11.0pm: Vessel hove-to.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 276 miles]

[South easterly winds force 5 to 6 in am, squally force 7 to 8 in pm, with rain, sea state increasing from rough to high in pm. Air, wet bulb and sea temperatures now being recorded. Noon temperature 41F, sea temperature 45F]


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14 January 1915

On Patrol

Lat 61.9, Long -1.7

[Midnight to 4am Ship hove to]

4.0am - 8.0am: Soundings every hour, giving no bottom at 100 fathoms.

5.0am: Propellor carried away sinker, tube and 50 fathoms wire.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 70 miles]

[Squally easterly winds force 8, reducing to force 6 in am, sea state very rough in early am, barometric pressure falling during day, noon temperature 39F, sea temperature 46F]


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15 January 1915

On Patrol

Lat 62.0, Long -2.1

2.0am: Heavy rolling.

Midnight: Very heavy rolling.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 182 miles]

[Winds initially ESE, shifting to ENE at noon, squally and force 8 all pm (sea state not recorded), barometric pressure starting to rise in pm, noon temperature 39F, sea temperature 44F]


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16 January 1915

On Patrol

Lat 61.3, Long -3.1

3.0pm: Vessel hove to.

5.0pm: Propellor carried away patent log.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 206 miles]

[Squally northerly wind force 5 or 6 in am, force 7 all pm, sea state high all day. Snow at 4am, showers and hail on and off thereafter, noon temperature 39F, sea temperature 43F]


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17 January 1915

On Patrol

Lat 61.2, Long -4.7

Midnight to 7.30am: Vessel hove to.

7.30am: Course West, 50 revs.

11.0am: Church service.

5.5pm: Sydero [Suderoy] Island bearing North. Distant 15 [miles], log 7.

6.5pm: Stopped to signal HMS Alsatian.

8.20pm: Sumbo Light abeam. Distant 16 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 110 miles]

[Squally northerly wind force 7-8 in early am, reducing to force 4 in pm, hail and snow at times, sea state high to very rough until 5pm]


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18 January 1915

On Patrol

Lat 62.4, Long -9.3

3.0am: Myggenaes [Mykines] Light N84E, 14 miles.

10.20am: Dropped target and commenced firing practise.

11.25am: Stopped to pick up target.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 198 miles]

[Westerly wind force 6 or 7 in evening, with sea state very rough, drizzly rain almost all day]


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19 January 1915

On Patrol

Lat 62.4, Long -9.0

[Course and Distance made good: Various 180 miles]

[Nothing of note in log. Westerly wind force 6 or 7 until midnight when down to force 4, sea state from rough to high all day, drizzle all am, noon air and sea temperature 46F]


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20 January 1915

On Patrol

Lat 63.2, Long -10.7

Midnight - 0.50am: Chased and overhauled trawler TRIER H153 of Hull.

1.0am: N78E.

10.0am: Divisions and prayers. Exercised classes of Instruction and physical drill. Boys mustered bags.

1.0pm: Stopped for target practice. Owing to arrangement of machinery remained stopped until 4.40pm.

4.40pm: Altered course West.

10.0pm: East.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 188 miles]

[Barometric pressure relatively low and falling in pm, noon temperature 39F, sea temperature 44F]


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21 January 1915

On Patrol

Lat 61.5, Long -9.4

10.0am: Paid monthly money. RNR men at drill. Boys at seamanship instruction, cleaned guns.

2.0pm: Passed HMS Alsatian.

2.30pm - 3.3pm: Crossed Faeroe Bank.

6.0pm: Heavy rolling.

10.0pm: Sounding every half hour.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 206 miles]

[NNE wind force 6 or 7 from noon onwards, sea state very rough to very high, rain in pm, barometric pressure rising slowly]


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22 January 1915

From Patrol to Liverpool

Lat 56.9, Long -7.6

1.55am: Sighted Eilean More [Eilean Mor in Flannan Isles] Light altered course S32W.

3.31am: Eilean More Light abeam 4.5 miles. Vessel rolling heavily.

7.12am: Shallay [Shillay] Light abeam 9 miles, altered course S18W.

10.0am: Exercised physical drill. RNR men at drill.

11.0am: Barra Head 90 degrees, 3.25 miles, altered course S2W.

1.35pm: Skerryvore Light 8.5 miles, altered course S9E.

5.12pm: Oversay Light N60E, 9 miles, altered course S43E.

7.10pm: Rathlin Island S38W, 3 miles, altered course S32E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 298 miles]


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23 January 1915

From Patrol to Liverpool or at Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2.5am: Chicken [Chicken Rock, Isle of Man] abeam 2 miles, altered course S45E.

8.20am: NW Light Ship S34Wm 1.25 miles.

9.0am: Pilot boarded.

9.15am: Passed Bar.

10.25am: Passed Rock Light.

10.55am: Anchored in 9.5 fathoms off Seacombe Ferry with 60 fathoms.

3.45pm: Hove up and proceeded to Alfred Dock.

4.10pm: Entered locks.

5.45pm: Proceeded towards Morpeth.

7.30pm: Made fast in Egerton Basin.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 269 miles]

[Coal remaining 189 tons]


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24 January 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2.0pm: Shifted ship.

3.10pm: Made fast in Morpeth Dock.


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25 January 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hove ship off from wharf for coal barges and started coaling.

am: Mr Gilham, boatswain: reprimanded for drunkenness and insolence to First Lieutenant, on previous evening.

am: Men employed cleaning guns and painting winches.

1.0pm: Shifted ship back to Egerton Basin owing to draft. Coaling stopped until 6pm.

5.0pm: Half Starboard watch liberty.


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26 January 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Continued coaling.

am: Hands cleaning ship and cleaning guns.

11.0am: Liberty stokers ashore.

1.0pm: Liberty boys ashore.

pm: Hands taking in stores.

6.0pm: Liberty men ashore.

7.0pm: Liberty boys returned.

10.0pm: Ceased coaling.


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27 January 1915

At Egerton Basin, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Resumed coaling.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and cleaning guns.

pm: Hands taking in stores.

4.0pm: Watch below liberty men and boys ashore.

8.30pm: Ceased coaling.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned.

[Noon temperature 36F]


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28 January 1915

At Egerton Basin, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3.0am: Coaling finished.

11.0am: Tested telepads [telaupads, a type of headphones]

pm: Tested Engine room telegraphs.

[Coal remaining 1282 tons]


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29 January 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Unmoored and moved ship through locks to Alfred Basin.

8.20am: In Alfred Basin.

9.20am: Moved in river.

9.50am: Anchored in river, off Prince’s Landing stage in 10 fathoms with 60 fathoms.

10.0am: Divisions. Hands preparing ship for sea.


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30 January 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

am: Overhauling sea boats etc.

[Mist and fog in am, noon temperature 39F]


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31 January 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2.15am: Ship dragged anchor.

2.25am: Hove up foul anchor and chose fresh berth.

2.35am: Anchored 75 fathoms starboard and 30 port, in 12 fathoms.

6.20am: Hove up port anchor to swing and let go when round.

2.0pm: Ship dragging. Hove up and anchored afresh.

5.45pm: Hove up port anchor to swing.

7.30pm: Ship swung and moored again with both anchors.

[North westerly wind force 5 or 6 in pm, with rain]



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1915


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1 February 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.10am: Hove up port anchor to swing and moored again.

6.50am: Hove up port anchor to swing and moored again.

7.35am: Swung to flood.

am: Marines rifle drill. Watches overhauling boat gear.

1.0pm: Hove up port anchor to swing and re-moored.

8.0pm: Hove up port anchor to swing and re-moored.

8.30pm: Swung to flood.


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2 February 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.0am: Hove up port anchor to swing. 1.20am: Re-moored.

8.30am: Hove up port anchor to swing. 8.45am: Re-moored. Swung to flood.

am: Officers Rifle Drill.

0.30pm: Hove up port anchor to swing. 0.45pm: Re-moored.

2.45pm: Ship dragging. Hove up and selected new berth. 3.45pm: Re-moored.

7.0pm: Water boat and stores alongside.

9.20pm: Ship swung.

11.5pm: Water boat left.

[South westerly wind force 4 or 5 all day, with rain on and off, noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 42F]


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3 February 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2.0am: Ship swung and re-moored.

9.30am: Ship swung and re-moored.

1.0pm: Hands fell in for payment.

2.5pm: Ship swung and re-moored.

3.0pm: Ship dragged. Hove up and chose new berth.

4.20pm: Ship anchored to port anchor with 90 fathoms.

7.50pm: HMS Calyx signalled for assistance - Fire - Two watches sent with appliances. Returned 8.30 - Fire out.


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4 February 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3.25am: Ship dragging. Engines “slow ahead” till 6.35.

am: Gun layers and trainers practice with Morris tube. [A small bore rifle barrel that can be inserted in a large bore rifle or shot-gun for shooting practice]

4.10pm: Ship dragged. Hove up and selected fresh berth.

4.45pm: Anchored in 13 fathoms with 90 [fathoms] off Woodside stage.


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5 February 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.15am: Hove up anchor and proceeded to Birkenhead Docks, Alfred Basin.

1.45am: In dock.

3.0am: Proceeded into East Float.

3.45am: Moored to Vittoria Wharf.

7.0am: Coal barges alongside. Commenced coaling.

pm: One Stoker discharged to Hospital.

[Coal remaining 1160 tons]


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6 February 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Divisions. Hands preparing for sea.

1.0pm: Commenced warping out.

2.0pm: Fast in Alfred Basin.

2.30pm: Proceeded in river. LP [probably left propeller or propulsion] eccentric rod bent endeavoured to return to dock but state of tide prevented.

5.30pm: Let go starboard anchor, veering to 75 fathoms, off Woodside stage.

[Coal remaining 1313 tons]


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7 February 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.50pm: Hove up anchor.

9.5pm: Swung ship with aid of tug.

9.15pm: Passed Rock Light.

10.15pm: Passed Bar Light.

10.30pm: Stopped to discharge pilot. 10.45pm: Proceeded.

[Wind variable in direction, force 6 during evening, with rain]


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8 February 1915

From Liverpool to Patrol

Lat 55.6, Long -6.5

4.5am: Chickens Light [Chicken Rock Light] 68 degrees at 2.25 miles, altered course N5W.

6.0am: Zig zag course.

10.36am: Rathlin Island Light S42W, 4 miles.

0.30pm: Oversay Island Light abeam 5.5 miles.

4.13pm: Skerryvore Light abeam 7 miles.

6.50pm: Barra Head Light abeam 3 miles, altered course N15E.

7.0pm: Steam pipe to dynamo burst. Main Engines stopped, all lights out

7.10pm: Proceeded.

10.45pm: Monach Island Light abeam 6.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 189 miles]

[WNW winds force 6 in am, moderating in pm when snow and rough sea, noon temperature 38F, sea temperature 44F]


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9 February 1915

From Liverpool to Patrol area

Lat 59.5, Long -5.5

2.20am: Flannan Island Light abeam 10 miles, altered course N68E.

11.0am: General Quarters. Target practice with 6” guns, 1” tube.

11.15am: Target sunk, resumed course.

pm: All courses zigzag 40 degrees and 60 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 306 miles]

[SE wind increasing in evening, to force 7 at midnight, when sea state rough, drizzle and rain in pm]


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10 February 1915

From Liverpool to Patrol

Lat 61.5, Long -1.9

1.50am - 2.8am: Courses various to inspect trawler.

am: All courses Zig Zag by day.

10.0am: Divisions and inspection of oilskins issued to crew. Crew employed in general duties of the watch.

am: Signal books and W/T [Wireless Telegraphy] books mustered every watch.

11.0am: Vessel rolling heavily.

11.0pm: Chased vessel.

[Distance run through the Water: 262 miles]

[Southerly wind force 6/7 or 6 all day, with sea state rough or very rough, noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 46F]


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11 February 1915

On Patrol

Lat 61.7, Long -0.4

Midnight: Altered course East.

6.30am: Altered course West. All courses Zig Zag.

9.20am: Chased ship.

10.39am: Stopped and boarded Norwegian barque Erbrin.

11.33am: Went ahead again.

1.30pm: Dropped target and exercised 6” guns crews aiming practice with 1” tube, also 6 pounder.

2.58pm: Resumed course.

6.50pm: Passed Trawler “Balfour” H432 [additional information here].

10.55pm: Stopped to inspect trawler Semnos of Aberdeen No A18.

11.20pm: Proceeded.

[Distance run through the Water: 260 miles]


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12 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.3, Long -2.7

10.0am: Exercised target practice.

10.55am: Resumed course and speed.

3.10pm: Altered course chasing trawler.

3.40pm: Stopped and boarded trawler St German H929 [or St Germain].

4.20pm: Went ahead again.

5.38pm: Heavy sea carried away port accommodation ladder.

[Distance run through the Water: 268 miles]

[Noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 46F, sea state rough from 8pm, wind up to force 7 at midnight, from ESE]


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13 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.4, Long -2.8

am: Officers signal instructions. Hands cleaning guns.

7.20pm: Courses various chasing vessel.

8.20pm: Stopped to board American - El Mar.

[Distance run through the Water: 229 miles]

[ESE wind force 7 at 1am, force 5 or 4 thereafter, sea state rough in am]


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14 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.8, Long -2.5

0.45am: Sent 2 officers, 12 men as prize crew to SS El Mar.

1.40am: Hoisted boat, altered course N57E, 50 revs.

3.0am: Various courses chasing Norwegian SS Trondjem’s Fiord [Trondhjemsfjord].

4.28am: Overhauled and inspected above SS, altered course N45E, 60 revs.

7.50am - 8.55am: Courses various chasing Trawler GY291 [this registration number is probably incorrect as Trawler Orianda GY291 sank in December 1914 and the number was next used for a ship built in 1919, River Orchy].

9.0am: Altered course East, 54 revs.

0.30pm - 0.55pm: Courses various chasing schooner Jason, Danish.

0.55pm: Despatched boat. 1.47pm: Boat returned.

3.35pm: Vessel released.

11.0pm: Altered course N50E to steady ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 204 miles]


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15 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.0, Long -3.0

10.0am: Divisions. Exercised physical drill. Boys at school. Gunlayers at Deflection Teacher.

Noon: All courses Zig Zag.

0.20pm - 2.45pm: Chasing Trawler H207 [probably Hull Trawler Christopher].

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Exercised Collision Stations.

[Distance run through the Water: 198 miles]

[Noon temperature 38F, sea temperature 46F]


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16 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.0, Long -2.3

7.15am: Stopped SS Alexy and boarded.

8.12am: Resumed course and speed.

9.0am - 9.20am: Stopped and boarded Trawler Corientes of Grimsby H2003 [this name and number do not match - Corientes was GY522, a Grimsby registration, H2003 would be registered in Hull but this number does not appear to have been used].

10.0am: Resumed course and speed.

11.0am: Divisions. Inspection of hammocks and bedding. Boys at school. Officers at Signal Exercise.

1.54pm: Dropped target for 6” battle practice. Courses various on runs. Fired 4 rounds from each gun. Vibration shattered 2 mercurial barometers and (1) Thermometer in case, also glass on compass bowl.

3.0pm: All readings from here are aneroid. [in column for barometer readings]

4.0pm: Picked up remains of target and swung ship for deviation table which was found to be unchanged.

4.30pm: Resumed course and speed.

10.0pm: Stopped and boarded Norwegian SS Sorland. Engines used variously while vessel cruised around prize.

[Distance run through the Water: 224 miles]

[Weather relatively quiet, noon temperature 41F, sea temperature 46F]


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17 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.9, Long -3.0

[am: Vessel cruising around prize awaiting orders]

4.30am: Boarding boat returned owing to increasing sea.

10.50am: Weather became very bad. SS Sorland ordered to proceed to Stornaway without prize crew. Ship hove to. Head ESE.

5.15pm: Heavy seas smashed up fiddley door and sheet iron protection. [note “fiddley” (or “fidley”) A framework of iron about the ladder of a hatch in a ship's deck leading below the deck.]

8.0pm: Weather moderated and clear. Wind dropped.

[Distance run through the Water: 107 miles]

[SE wind force 8 or 9 from noon to 5pm, with sea state high, barometric pressure falling for most of day]


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18 February 1915

On Patrol

Lat 61.1, Long -2.0

10.30am - 10.45am: Exercised hand steering gear.

Noon: All courses Zig Zag.

[Distance run through the Water: 109 miles]


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19 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.0, Long -1.4

11.0am: Ship pitching heavily.

pm: Vessel pitching heavily and taking seas forward.

[Distance run through the Water: 265 miles]

[Easterly wind force 5 or 6 in am, from ENE in pm, up to force 8 at midnight, drizzle and rain for most of day, sea state mostly rough but very high at midnight, noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 46F]



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20 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 62.0, Long 0.6

4.50pm - 5.12pm: Picking up derelict target.

9.0pm: Vessel labouring in heavy sea.

[Distance run through the Water: 204 miles]

[Wind force 8 at 4am, force 5 or 6 thereafter, from N and E, sea state rough or very rough early and late in the day, rain for most of day, noon temperature 40F]


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21 February 1915

On Patrol

Lat 61.4, Long -1.0

6.55am: Hove-to. Head to sea.

8.15am: Altered course N10E, 40 revs, zigzag.

[Distance run through the Water: 197 miles]


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22 February 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.6, Long -3.3

1.20am: Muckle Flugga Light dipped bearing S41E.

8.50am - 9.50am: Intercepted trawler Naamah, Grimsby - and proceeded.

10.0am: Divisions. Hands preparing coaling gear.

11.0am: Vessel rolling.

2.0pm: Vessel rolling heavily.

4.15pm: Sule Skerry abeam 4 miles.

6.45pm: Cape Wrath 230 degrees, 4 miles, altered course NW. Reduce to 40 revs.

8.0pm: Thick snow obscuring land.

9.0pm: Vessel rolling very heavily.

[Distance run through the Water: 242 miles]

[Northerly wind increasing in force in pm, up to force 8 at midnight, when sea state very high, noon temperature 39F, sea temperature 45F]


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23 February 1915

From Patrol to Loch Ewe

Lat 57.8, Long -5.7

2.0am: Butt of Lewis: 270 degrees, 12 miles

3.55am: Tiumpan Head 270 degrees, 7 miles.

7.5am: Entered harbour.

8.5am: Stopped and anchored with starboard anchor in 12 fathoms, veering to 60 fathoms.

8.20am: Commenced watering.

[Anchor bearings] Drumchork Farm N60E, Ewe Farm N69W, Aultbea Kirk N20E]

Noon: Collier alongside.

1.0pm: Hands commenced coaling.

3.0pm: Water boat left.

6.30pm: Finished coaling for the night.

[Distance run through the Water: 161 miles]

[Coal remaining 259 tons]

[Snow for most of the day, noon temperature 32F, sea temperature 42F]


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24 February 1915

At Loch Ewe

Lat 57.8, Long -5.7

6.0am: Resumed coaling.

[Draft: 21ft 0” Forward, 24ft 6” Aft]

8.0am: HMS Oropesa anchored 2 cables SSE.

9.30am: Prize crew consisting of 2 officers and 12 men rejoined ship, also 2 officers and 4 men from HMS Patia.

1.0pm: Water tank Sunik alongside and commenced watering.

2.0pm: Moored ship with both anchors.

5.30pm: Tank “Sunik” cast off. Hove up starboard anchor.

6.0pm: Finished coaling for the day.

[Fine weather all day, noon temperature 41F, sea temperature 42F]


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25 February 1915

At Loch Ewe

Lat 57.8, Long -5.7

6.0am: Resumed coaling.

8.0am: Tank “Sunik” alongside. Moored ship with both anchors.

am: Carpenter ashore repairing sea boat.

6.0pm: Tank “Sunik” cast off. Hove up Starboard anchor.

6.15pm: Finished coaling for the day.


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26 February 1915

At Loch Ewe

Lat 57.8, Long -5.7

6.0am: Resumed coaling.

10.30am: Wind increasing. Moored ship both anchors.

am: Carpenter ashore repairing sea-boat. Received 40 gallons oil for motor boat.

4.0pm: Hands watch and watch to finish coaling.

7.0pm: Hove up port anchor.

10.30pm: 2 stokers, RNR, joined up.

[SW wind increasing in am, from force 3 to 7, force 8 at 4pm, then moderating in evening]


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27 February 1915

At Loch Ewe

Lat 57.8, Long -5.7

1.0am: Finished coaling.

7.30am: Moored with both anchors. Water Tank came alongside.

9.0am: Hands cleaning ship and unrigging coaling gear.

10.30am: Collier left.

1.30pm: Liberty men ashore.

3.0pm: Finished water. Tank left.

5.0pm: Liberty men returned.

[Coal remaining 1305 tons]

[Winds variable in force and direction during day but snow for most of day, noon temperature 38F, sea temperature 44F]


28 February to 13 March 1915 pages are subsequently duplicated



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28 February 1915

At Loch Ewe

Lat 57.8, Long -5.7

am: Preparing boats for sea.

am: Pumping party in No 1 bilges.

6.20pm: In heaving up anchor eccentric rod broke in windlass. Paid out chain again.

9.25pm: Anchor aweigh and proceeded out of harbour.

10.30pm: Passed the island. 10.38pm: Cleared entrance.

[Snow on and off during day, noon temperature 33F, sea temperature 44F]



LOGS FOR MARCH 1915


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1 March 1915

From Loch Ewe to Patrol

Lat 60.1, Long -4.5

0.50am: South Ear Light abeam 5.5 miles. [Note: this does not appear on lists of Lighthouses but can be located here]

3.0am: Heavy rolling.

3.20am: Cape Wrath 105 degrees, 15 miles, altered course N25E.

4.0am: 40 Revs to allow hands to secure sea boat. Ship rolling very heavily.

5.0am: Resumed course 52 revs.

6.0am: Very heavy rolling.

6.35am: North Rona 250 degrees - 14.5 miles.

am: Hands cleaning paintwork and securing boats.

10.0am: Defaulters. Officers signal instruction.

1.20pm: Altered course to keep station on HMS Cedric while receiving instructions.

2.11pm: Proceeded on course N45W(T) 50 Revs.

4.53pm: Stopped to discharge prize crew to HMS Patia, having brought them from Loch Ewe.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Warrants 4 and 5 read.

[Distance run through the Water: 144 miles]

[Snow through early am, noon temperature 41F, sea temperature 44F]


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2 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.9, Long -4.2

10.0am: Stopped to board Trawler Naamah of Grimsby, bound to Iceland.

10.55am: Proceeded.

11.20am: Courses various chasing Trawler Conquest of Grimsby [GY83, according to this list].

pm: Hands employed painting.

4.15pm: General Quarters. Dropped target and exercised 1” aiming.

5.0pm: Stopped and picked up target.

5.15pm: Resumed course, 52 Revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 235 miles]


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3 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.5, Long -3.6

9.30am - 11.10am: Courses various to intercept boats [?].

am: Junior officers at Signal Instruction.

6.0pm: Heavy beam sea, rolling very heavily.

11.45pm: Shipped a heavy sea on starboard doing some damage.

[Distance run through the Water: 279 miles]

[Southerly winds force 6 or 7 from noon onwards, sea state very rough or high all pm, with rain, noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 44F]


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4 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 62.2, Long -3.0

0.30am: 35 Revs. Patent log fan and line carried away by propeller.

10.0am: Divisions. Hands employed repairing damage and cleaning ship. Boys at school. Officers at signal instruction.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Read Warrant No 5.

9.0pm: Heavy head swell causing ship to labour and ship seas forward.

[Distance run through the Water: 241 miles]

[Westerly winds force 6 to 8 from 6am to 4pm, sea state high or very high at times in am, noon air and sea temperature 45F]


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5 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.0, Long 2.0

3.0am: Ship pitching heavily.

9.30am: Divisions. Hands employed painting.

10.0am - Noon: Passed numbers of floating barrels.

Noon: Turning round rendezvous waiting for HMS Drake.

0.30pm: Stopped and sunk mine by gunfire.

1.0pm: Stopped to send boat to HMS Drake.

1.56pm: Full ahead keeping station 1 mile on port beam HMS Drake.

2.48pm: Left line to examine Danish steamer Ceres.

3.20pm: Boarding boat away.

4.3pm: Boarding boat in returning capsized, all hands rescued by SS Ceres.

7.0pm: Set course for Muckle Flugga to take off boats crew.

11.30pm: Altered course NNE to examine trawler.

[The following gear was lost in the sea boat which was not recovered: 1 Set Robinsons disengaging gear; 1 Boats quarter box; 1 Very’s pistol, etc; 1 Complete set Board of Trade regulations; also 5 pairs seaboots; 3 suits oilskins; 2 overalls; 1 watch coat]

[Distance run through the Water: 258 miles]

[Wind mostly SSW, force 5 to 6 most of day, sea state rough or very rough in pm, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 45F]


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6 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.3, Long 0.6

0.10am: Steam Trawler W [William] Stroud - A107, altered course N79W.

4.0am: Muckle Flugga 260 degrees, 21 miles, altered course N75W.

5.30am: Altered course S32W.

6.30am: Stopped and sent away sea boat to SS Ceres for boats’ crew left on board previous night.

7.30am: Boat returned. 7.40am: Set course N74E, 52 Revs.

am: Saturday routine. Scrub decks - and clear up boats etc.

2.5pm: Stopped and sank mine with rifle and 6 pounder fire.

pm: Hands and scrub and wash clothes.

5.0pm: Exercised abandon ship stations.

[Distance run through the Water: 144 miles]

[Northerly wind force 5 to 6 for much of day]


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7 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 63.2, Long -2.6

6.30am: 40 Revs. Altered course ESE to join squadron.

7.40am: Took station 2 miles on starboard beam of Flag. Course N40W, 10 knots.

11.0am: Open out to 5 miles. Church service.

5.0pm: Revs 50. Keeping station one mile on Starboard beam of flag.

8.0pm: Heavy head sea. Vessel shipping seas forward and racing.

10.0pm: Northern Lights very bright. Revs variously keeping station.

[Distance run through the Water: 184 miles]

[Wind NE, force 5 to 7 for much of day, though moderating in late evening, sea state very rough in am, high at 8pm, then reducing, noon temperature 37F, sea temperature 45F]


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8 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 65.1, Long 9.8

3.0am: Keeping station.

8.0am: Keep station at 10 miles, N45E - 56 Revs.

10.0am: Divisions and prayers. Watch cleaning guns. Hands painting ship.

Noon: Signal and W/T books mustered.

5.0pm: Altered course S68W - closing Flag to one mile. Evening quarters.

[Distance run through the Water: 273 miles]

[Snow at noon and on and off all pm, noon temperature 32F, sea temperature 45F]


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9 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 63.7, Long 3.9 [Estimated as noon position not given, ship proceeding S and W all day]

8.30am: Closed on Flag.

8.40am - 9.0am: Sunk mine with gunfire and rifle fire.

9.30am: Altered course S60W, 52 Revs, and parted company with Flag.

10.50am - 11.15am: Sunk mine with rifle fire.

am: Hands employed painting, cleaning guns, deflection teacher.

[Distance run through the Water: 297 miles]


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10 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.9, Long -1.7

6.10am: Altered course to examine trawler. Stopped and boarded GY478 [if this number is correct this is Lombard]

8.0am: Sounded in 75 fathoms, 40 Revs and proceeded.

10.0am: Divisions and prayers. Exercised physical drill. Boys at school. Hands overhauling sea boats.

10.8am: Mukkle [Muckle] Flugga 180 degrees, 2 miles, altered course N71W.

1.5pm: Altered course S33E to intercept steamer.

1.14pm: Stopped and boarded Danish SS Baron Stjernblad.

2.4pm: Boat returned, SS proceeded.

2.20pm: Proceeded on course, 50 Revs.

9.20pm: Stopped to examine Trawler H210 [Cadet].

9.40pm: Proceeded.

[Distance run through the Water: 264 miles]

[Mist in pm, westerly wind force 4 to 5, noon air and sea temperature 46F]


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11 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.2, Long -2.4

1.0am: Altered course N to intercept steamer.

1.30am: Stopped.

2.30am: Boarded SS Ran of Bergen.

4.0am: Boat returned for prize crew and after leaving them on board, returned and was hoisted. [1 Officer and 4 men sent away SS Ran]

4.45am: Proceeded.

5.10am: Stopped and boarded Rödfaxe.

8.10am: Boarding boat returned and placed prize crew on board. [1 Officer and 4 men sent away SS Rodfaxe]

8.30am: Boat up and proceeded.

9.40am: Altered course SExE to intercept steamer.

10.30am: Stopped and boarded SS Breidalik of Bergen.

11.30am: Boat returned, hoisted and proceeded to turn circles round steamer waiting orders.

1.0pm: Instructed SS to proceed, altered course S25W, Revs 52.

3.35pm: Stopped and boarded Danish SS Moskov.

4.25pm: Boat returned, SS proceeded.

4.35pm: Proceeded S54W, 50 Revs.

6.0pm: Altered course N24W, 42 Revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 160 miles]

[Misty during evening]


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12 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.8, Long -3.9

4.0am: Atmosphere very misty: range of vision limited to 3 miles.

6.0am: Increased to 52 Revs. Courses Zig Zag.

8.35pm: Altered course SE to intercept Steam Trawler.

8.55pm: Examined Steam Trawler Ostrich of Hull [H74 on this list].

[Distance run through the Water: 247 miles]

[Winds mostly from N and W, force 4 or 5 all day, noon air and sea temperature 46F]


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13 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.8, Long -3.5

7.20am: Altered course SSW to intercept Trawler GY226 [if number is correct this is Magnolia].

am: Hands employed scrubbing and cleaning ship. Saturday routine. All courses Zig Zag.

4.17pm: 45 Revs. Evening quarters. Issued slops. [Note Slops: Clothing, tobacco, etc., issued from the ship's slop-chest by the paymaster. Unlike "issue", slops must be paid for.]

[Distance run through the Water: 269 miles]

[Misty for most of day winds N and W, mostly force 5 or 6, sea state mostly rough]


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[Left hand side of log book back cover, in poor condition]

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[Right hand side of log book back cover, in poor condition]

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[Left hand side of front cover of Copy Log indicating start 28 February]

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[Right hand side of cover indicating end March 31 1915]

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NOTE ON LOG PAGE DUPLICATIONS


Start of duplication of 28 February to 13 March 1915 pages - this is because the first log book was the original log, this one is a copy and they overlapped in time periods covered. The entries on the pages below are shown in detail because the information they include and the language used is, at times, different from that in the original log and this in itself provides an insight into the way the two types of logs are written. A table with the pairs of entries side by side is included at the end of this document.



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28 February 1915

From Loch Ewe to Patrol

Lat 57.8, Long -5.7

[Nothing at all in log in am or before entries shown below]

6.20pm: Commenced to weigh anchor - windlass broke down - ceased weighing.

7.10pm: Veered 60 fathoms on port hawse.

9.45pm: Hove anchor up and proceeded, engines and helm to Commanders Orders.

10.20pm: Full speed ahead.

10.30pm: Passed.

10.38pm: Cleared entrance to Loch Ewe, set log.

11.5pm: Course N31E, log 3.

Midnight: 6 Pounder Gun Crews standing by.

[Snow from 4pm onwards when weather entries started in log]



LOGS FOR MARCH 1915


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1 March 1915

From Loch Ewe to Patrol

Lat 60.1, Long -4.5

0.50am: [blank space] Light House abeam 5.5 miles off, log 25, altered course N30E.

3.20am: Cape Wrath bore 105 degrees, 15 miles off, log 54 miles, altered course N25E.

4.0am: Eased to 40 Revs to secure No 4 Lifeboat.

5.0am: Resumed Course and speed.

6.35am: North Rona Island bore 250 [degrees] 14.5 miles off.

10.0am: Divisions and hands employed securing boats and general duties.

1.20pm: Reduced speed to signal to HMS “Cedric”, engines as required.

2.11pm: Proceeded at 50 Revs. Course N22W.

4.14pm: Reduced speed to communicate with HMS “Patia”.

5.40pm: Proceeded at 52 Revs. Course N56E.

[Distance run through the Water: 140 miles]


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2 March 1915

From Loch Ewe to Patrol

Lat 61.9, Long -4.2

9.0am: Stopped and boarded trawler “Naamah”.

10.55am: Proceeded - Divisions - Hands employed as requisite.

11.42am: Stopped and spoke trawler “Conquest” of Grimsby.

11.45am: Proceeded.

4.15pm: General Quarters, for target practice.

4.30pm: Commenced.

5.15pm: Ceased practice and proceeded ahead 52 Revs. Course S80E.

[Distance run through the Water: 222 miles]


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3 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.5, Long -3.6

5.0pm: Vessel rolling heavily and shipping water forward.

11.45pm: Shipped a heavy sea and reduced to 40 Revs whilst repairing stokehold door.

[Distance run through the Water: 267 miles]

[Southerly winds force 6 then force 7 in pm, with rain at times, sea state rough to very rough]


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4 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 62.2, Long -3.0

8.0am: Vessel rolling heavily.

10.0am: Divisions - Hands employed in making good the damage caused by stress of weather.

11.0pm: Vessel labouring heavily and shipping water forward.

[Distance run through the Water: 231 miles]

[Winds from S and W force 6 or 7 until 4pm, then force 5, sea state high in am, very rough or rough in pm, noon air and sea temperature 45F]


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5 March 1915

From Patrol to Rendyvous

Lat 61.0, Long 2.0

6.0am: Ship pitching heavily and shipping water forward.

8.0am: Passed several empty oil drums and casks.

10.0am: Divisions - hands employed as requisite.

1.0pm: Stopped and manoevered - sunk mine with rifle and gun fire.

pm: Manoevering under Admirals orders. Ordered by Admiral to examine Danish SS “Ceres”.

4.3pm: Boarding boat No 3 capsized, crew rescued by SS “Ceres”.

7.0pm: Course WxN.

11.30pm: Stopped trawler A107 William Stroud.

[Distance run through the Water: 261 miles]

[Number on sick list: 279] [presumably this figure should be entered elsewhere!]

[Wind from S and W force 4 or 5 all day, sea state rough all pm, noon air and sea temperature 44F]


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6 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.3, Long 0.6

6.55am: Received, on board, the crew of capsized sea boat No 3 from SS “Ceres”.

2.0pm: Sunk mine with rifle and gun fire.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters and abandon ship stations.

[Distance run through the Water: 107 miles]

[Number on sick list: 279] [again presumably a mistake]

[Wind force 4 to 6 all day, from N and W in am, N and E in pm, rain and showers off and on]


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7 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 63.2, Long 2.6

10.0am: Divisions - hands employed as requisite, before Divine service.

4.0pm: Keeping station with flag ship.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters.

[Distance run through the Water: 184 miles]

[NE winds force 5 to 7 until 8pm, sea state very rough in am, high at 8pm, then moderating, barometric pressure relatively high and rising during day, noon temperature 38F, sea temperature 44F]


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8 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 65.1, Long 9.8

10.0am: Divisions, hands employed as requisite.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters. Altered course S68W.

[Distance run through the Water: 273 miles]

[Wind force 4 or 5 from 8am onwards, snow all pm, noon temperature 38F, sea temperature 42F]


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9 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 64.0, Long 4.2

8.30am: Spoke to HMS “Drake”.

8.40am: Sunk mine with rifle fire.

10.0am: Divisions - hands employed as requisite.

11.15am: Sunk mine with rifle fire.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters.

[Distance run through the Water: 299 miles]

[Drizzle and showers all pm]


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10 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.9, Long -1.7

6.45am: Boarded trawler Tomkid [?] GY478 and resumed course and speed. [The name and number for this trawler do not match - GY478 is listed as “Lombard]

1.14pm: Stopped and boarded Danish SS “Baron Stjernblad”.

2.4pm: Proceeded at course and speed.

9.0pm: Examined trawler H210 and resumed course and speed.

[Distance run through the Water: 264 miles]

[Wind force 4 or 5 all day, from N and W, with mist and drizzle, noon temperature 45F, sea temperature 46F]


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11 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.2, Long -2.4

1.30am: Intercepted SS “Ram” of Bergen [shown as SS Ran in original log - attempts to find ships of either name have not been successful]

4.15am: Prize crew boarded SS “Ram”.

5.10am: Intercepted SS Rødfaxe of Engsthelm [?].

8.10am: Prize crew boarded SS “Rødfaxe”. Set course S20W, 52 Revs.

10.30am: Intercepted SS “Bredalik” of Bergen [shown as Breidalik in original log].

11.30am: Proceeded on course and speed.

3.0pm: Intercepted SS “Mospon” [shown as Moskov in original log].

4.35pm: Resumed course and speed.

[Distance run through the Water: 160 miles]


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12 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.8, Long -3.9

8.55pm: Intercepted trawler “Ostrich” of Hull and resumed course and speed.

[Distance run through the Water: 247 miles]

[Winds mostly from N and W, force 4 or 5 all day, with mist on and off, noon air and sea temperature 46F]


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13 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.8, Long -3.5

7.30am: Intercepted trawler GY226 and resumed course and speed.

[Distance run through the Water: 268 miles]

[Misty for most of the day, wind from N and W, force 4 to 6 until 8pm, sea state rough through middle of day]


End of apparent duplication of 28 February to 13 March 1915 pages


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14 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.8, Long -3.6

8.40am: Intercepted SS “Nathatia”.

pm: Sounded in 65 - 80 fathoms from 7.35 till 12.00.

[Distance run through the Water: 232 miles]

[Misty from noon onwards, wind force 4 to 5 in am, force 6 all pm, from NW, sea state rough for much of day, noon temperature 47F, sea temperature 46F]


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15 March 1915

From Patrol to Liverpool

Lat 56.9, Long -8.0

1.5am: Observed Butt of Lewis bearing166 degrees 35 miles off.

3.50am: Observed Flannan Island bearing 220 degrees.

9.0am: Monarch [Monach] Island abeam, course S25W.

Noon: Barra Head bore 128 degrees 12.5 miles off.

1.0pm: Communicated with HMS “Hildabrand” [Hildebrand] and “Digby”.

3.55pm: Skerrevore [Skerryvore] abeam 6.5 miles off. Course S4E.

5.25pm: Dubh Artach abeam 15 miles off. Course S12W.

5.55pm: Passed two mines lat 55 52 N, [long] 6 57 W.

8.23pm: Rathlin Head bore SE 7 miles off.

10.5pm: Fair Head abeam. Course East.

11.45pm: Maiden Light abeam 7 miles off. Course S9E.

[Distance run through the Water: 301 miles]


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16 March 1915

From Patrol to Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.27am: Black Head bore 24 degrees and Mull of Galloway Light 103 degrees.

1.25am: Fell in with TBD "FAULKNOR".

4.25am: Calf of Man Light abeam, altered course S46E.

9.18am: Pilot boarded. Engines and helm as required to pilot’s orders.

9.35am: Passed Formby Light vessel.

10.33am: Two tugs made fast for turning ship.

10.40am: Ship turned and proceeded into Huskisson Dock, with tugs in attendance.

Noon: Made fast alongside SS Barneson oil tank in No 2 Huskisson Dock.

pm: Port Watch on leave from 6.0pm to 9.0am 17th.

[Coal remaining 152 tons]


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17 March 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Leave men returned.

6.0pm: Discharged 1 Marine to Hospital.


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18 March 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hauled ship off for coaling.

am: Taking in water during forenoon.

6.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

[Snow at 8am and 8pm, noon temperature 36F]


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19 March 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Starboard watch returned aboard.

9.0am: Hands employed shifting ship and as requisite.


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20 March 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3.0pm: Discharged 3 Carpenter ratings to RN Barracks Chatham.

6.0pm: 1 Marine joined ship from HMS “Alsatian” for prison.


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21 March 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

[Nothing in log apart from “Divisions” in am and “Evening Quarters” in pm on this Sunday]


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22 March 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

pm: Hands taking aboard ammunition and employed as required.


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23 March 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.40pm: Proceeded from Huskisson Dock to Canada Dry Dock.

2.20pm: Vessel in Dry Dock.

5.0pm: Three Sub Lieutenants joined ship.


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24 March 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Paid off subsidised crew.

10.0am: Hands employed taking stores aboard and as required.

3.0pm: 26 Ratings left ship and 4 Ratings joined from Chatham.

[Temperature peaked at 66F at 4pm]


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25 March 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2.0pm: Left dry dock and proceeded down docks to Sandon Entrance.

3.45pm: Made fast alongside HMS “Teutonic”.

5.40pm: Cast off from “Teutonic” and left dock with the assistance of two tugs.

6.45pm: In river - let go starboard anchor 60 fathoms.


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26 March 1915

From Liverpool to Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

5.45am: Hove up anchor and made four tugs fast, fore and aft and proceeded to dock.

7.0am: Entered Alfred Dock Birkenhead.

7.45am: Made fast on South side of dock.

[Coal remaining 41 tons]


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27 March 1915

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0pm: 1 Rating joined ship.

[Coal remaining 1340 tons]


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28 March 1915

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: 1 Marine joined ship.

7.0pm: Mr WJ Evans, Chief Engineer RNR is logged in accordance with Article 729 KR and AI [Kings Regulations and Admiralty Instructions] for failing to have steam ready at time ordered. (Signed WJ Evans). [Article 729 relates to Articles of War - for more details see here]

11.0pm: Ship breasted off from shore.


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29 March 1915

At Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hove in to Quay.

9.0am: Tugs made fast, left Quay.

9.30am: Left dock and entered River.

9.40am: Cast off tugs and let go Starboard anchor 60 fathoms.

10.0pm: Up anchor.

10.40pm: Full speed ahead. 10.47pm: Bar Light ship abeam. Zig Zag course.


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30 March 1915

From Liverpool to Patrol

Lat 55.3, Long -6.2

3.43am: Chickens Light bore 24 degrees 9 miles off, log 67, altered course North.

11.45am: Tor Point abeam 3.5 miles off.

11.56am: Benmine [?] Head abeam 1 mile off. Met escort HMS Garry.

0.25pm: Passed Rathlin Island 1.5 miles off, altered course N47W.

1.56pm: Inishtrahull bore 270 [degrees], 10 miles off, altered course North, log 103.

5.0pm: Skerrevyore [Skerryvore] Light N22E 21 miles off.

6pm: Darkened Ship.

8.13pm: Barra Head bore N82E 9 miles off, log 82.

[Distance run through the Water: 197 miles]

[Noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 46F]


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31 March 1915

From Liverpool to Patrol

Lat 60.3, Long -4.4 [estimated and very approximate as no position information shown in log for this day]

0.8am: Monarck [Monach] Island Light bore East 9 miles off, log 31.

9.52am: Met and signalled HMS Patia.

1.40pm: Intercepted SS “Capella” and took her as prize. [Note: there have been a number of vessels with this name, most likely to be Danish]

3.30pm: Intercepted SS Tula.

4.40pm: Resumed Course and speed.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for April 1915, indicating “Forwarded GE Corbett, Commander”]

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[Right hand side of cover signed WP Clifton Mogg, Navigating Officer]

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1 April 1915

From Liverpool to Patrol

Lat 61.4, Long -3.5

0.10am: Increased to 47 Revs.

0.45am: Sighted HMS “MOTAGUA”, challenged and answered.

1.05am: Slow Ahead. “MOTAGUA” signalled “I am on fire forward”.

1.10am: Standing by “MOTAGUA”, helm and engines as required.

2.40am: Fire out. Resumed speed. 2.43am: Altered course N23E. Streamed log 5.5.

3.25am: HMS “TEUTONIC” gave demand and answered.

9.28am: Altered course NWxW. 9.40am: Slow Ahead. Hauled log in 80.4.

10.20am: Altered course N20E. Standing by SS “ROMDALSFJORD” awaiting orders. [probably Romsdalsfjord]

0.50pm: Set course S51E - Prize in company. 1.12pm: Streamed and reset log.

2.30pm: Eased to 37 Revs - Intercepted trawler “FISHER PRINCE”.

7.28pm: Signalled SS “Romdalsfjord” to stop.

8.20pm: Sent boat with prize crew to SS “Romdalsfjord”. Position [Lat] 61 07 N, [Long] 1 53 W.

9.25pm: Boat returned. 9.45pm: Proceeded N53W - 30 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: 222 miles]

[Wind force 5 or 6 until 4pm, mostly from NNW, sea state rough or very rough through middle of day, noon temperature 31F, sea temperature 44F]


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2 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.7, Long -3.5

6.0am: Turned round to S20W. Increase to 52 Revs.

9.0am: Turned round to N20E. Reduce to 43 Revs.

9.44am: Engines and helm as required to intercept trawler Cornelian.

9.55am: Hauled in log. 10.0am: Hailed trawler.

10.15am: Full Ahead 53 Revs, set course North. Streamed log.

11.30am: Commenced zig zag.

Noon: Altered course S17W. Eased to 43 Revs and ceased zig zag.

0.45pm: Increased to 45 Revs. Commenced zig zag.

7.30pm: Ceased zig zag.

[Course and Distance made good: 190 miles]

[South easterly winds, force 7 for much of am, when sea state high, force 5 or 6 in pm, when sea state rough, snow until mid-morning, then rain, noon temperature 37F, sea temperature 45F]


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3 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.5, Long -3.0

5.0am: Increased to 48 Revs. Commenced zig zag.

7.50am: Altered course N38E to intercept sailing ship.

8.10am: Engines and helm as required. Hauled log in.

9.0am: Finished signalling with sailing ship “VIKAR” of Drammen [Norway]. Resumed course and speed N20E, Streamed log.

2.0pm: Altered course WxS to intercept trawler “LORD DENMAN”. 2.15pm: Hauled in log.

2.20pm: Hailed trawler. 2.25pm: Resumed speed 52 Revs.

2.30pm: Shaped course S27E. Streamed log.

8.0pm: Ceased zig-zag. Reduce to 45 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: 240 miles]

[Rain almost all day, with rough seas in am, wind force 5 or 6 for much of pm, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 45F]


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4 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.6, Long -3.5

3.30am: Commenced zigzag.

6.0am: Course and speed as required to signal barque “Arken” of Maistal [?].

6.50am: Proceeded. Set course South, 52 Revs.

11.0am: Held Church.

1.08pm: Ceased zigzagging.

3.30pm: Reduce to Slow Ahead to tighten up anchor lashings. 3.36pm: Proceeded - 48 Revs.

8.0pm: Ship rolling heavily.

8.45pm: Courses various to intercept SS “Sorland”. Hauled in log. Manoeuvering ship as required.

9.39pm: Log streamed.

[Course and Distance made good: 252 miles]

[South easterly wind for most of day, force 7 from 8am to 6pm, then force 6, sea state very rough or high from 8am onwards, barometric pressure relatively low but starting to rise from 6pm, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 45F]


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5 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.6, Long -4.0

8.10am: Hove head to sea - Stopped. Haul log in, W0.5N.

am: Speed and course as required for keeping in touch with SS “SORLAND”.

Noon: Communicated with HMS “HILARY” and took in charge from her the SS “MUSKOGEE”.

0.55pm: Streamed log - 90. Set course S83E, 30 Revs.

1.40pm: Reduced speed to signal steamer.

1.50pm: Proceeded - 33 Revs.

2.10pm: Eased down and signalled SS “SORLAND”.

5.29pm: Stop and signalled to steamers. 5.35pm: Slow Ahead.

11.20pm: Muckle Flugga Light S15E, 2.75 miles, altered course S84E, log 73.

[Course and Distance made good: 130 miles]

[Westerly wind force 6 all am, with sea state rough, wind and sea reducing in pm, barometric pressure rising all day]


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6 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.8, Long -3.0

1.30am: Altered course SSW. Engines Full Speed.

1.45am: Altered course West. Hauled in log.

2.12am: Sent prize crews to SS “MUSKOGEE” and “SORLAND.

3.30am: Proceeded 48 Revs. Shaped Course North.

4.25am: Log 7.2 Muckle Flugga West, altered course N36W.

4.45am: Muckle Flugga 221 degrees, 7.5 miles.

11.0am: Junior Officers at Signals.

11.40am: Helm used as required to speak Norwegian Barque.

1.20pm: Slow Ahead to communicate with SS “SILJESTAD”.

4.45pm: Reduce to 40 Revs. Vessel pitching heavily.

[Course and Distance made good: ][blank]

[Winds from S and E increasing from force 5/6 at 4pm, up to force 10 at 9pm, then reducing, sea state high or very high from 6pm onwards, barometric pressure falling until 10pm]


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7 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 62.0, Long -3.0

4.20am: Altered course N20E. Increase to 40 Revs. Observed HMS “CARIBBEAN” and several trawlers.

3.40pm: Altered course to signal Norwegian Barque. 3.55pm: Resumed Course.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters. Ship rolling heavily.

7.0pm: Altered course WNW. 7.20pm: Altered course N20E. Communicated with HMS “CARIBBEAN”.

[Course and Distance made good: 172 miles]

[South westerly winds force 5 with hail during afternoon, sea described as “Swell from SE and SW” at 2pm, “Swell SWxW” at 6pm and “Cross Sea” at 8pm, barometric pressure relatively low all day, noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 45F]


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8 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.7, Long -2.7

4.30am: Altered course S70W. Commenced zig zag.

10.0am: Divisions and Physical Drill. Boys at Signalling Instruction and school.

11.0am: Midshipmen and Officers Signalling Instruction.

2.50pm: Commenced Zig Zag.

7.0pm: Ship rolling heavily.

[Course and Distance made good: 253 miles]

[Barometric pressure rising all day, winds lighter than recently but heavy swell from time to time in pm]


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9 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.9, Long -3.0

4.0am: Increase to 45 Revs. Commenced zig zag.

10.0am: Divisions and Physical Drill. Hands employed in cleaning up holds. Boys at signalling instruction and squad drill. Officers and Midshipmen at signalling instruction.

8.30pm: Ceased zig zag - Reduced to 40 Revs,

11.00pm: Ordered No 1 Ballast Tank to be run up.

[Course and Distance made good: 274 miles]

[North westerly winds increasing from force 5 to 7 in pm, though moderating by midnight, heavy swell for much of pm]


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10 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.8, Long -3.0

Midnight: No 2 Port ballast Tank full.

4.0am: Increase to 45 Revs and zig zag.

2.0pm: Sighted HMS “PATIA”.

4.45pm: Hauled log in. 5.0pm: Stopped to communicate with HMS “Patia” - Received three prize crews from same.

5.50pm: Proceeded S51W. Streamed and set log.

9.0pm: Reduce to 40 Revs. Ceased Zig Zag.

9.45pm: Altered course N77E to intercept Danish Steamer “MOSCOV”.

9.54pm: Altered course N25E. Challenged by HMS “TEUTONIC”.

10.0pm: Resumed course N80E.

[Course and Distance made good: 251 miles]


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11 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.5, Long -5.8

3.45am: Commenced Zig zag. Increase to 45 Revs.

6.30am: Dense fog. Reduce to 45 Revs.

6.45am: Reduce to 35 Revs. Ceased zig zag. Watch close up to guns.

7.45am: Increase to 52 Revs. Resumed zig zag.

8.05am: Reduce to 35 Revs. Ceased zig zag.

10.15am: Resumed zig zag.

6.30pm: Reduced speed - Observed HMS “VIRGINIAN”. 6.55pm: Ceased zig zag.

[Course and Distance made good: 250 miles]

[Wind force 6 for much of pm and misty, sea state rough in evening, noon temperature 48F, sea temperature 47F]


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12 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.4, Long -7.2

3.30am: Stop. Sounded in 110 fathoms. Shell and sandy bottom. 3.40am: Handed Log.

3.45am: Sounded 100 fathoms - rough sand. Resumed speed. Log streamed.

[Sounding regularly until 7.45am]

8.0am: Observed HMS "WARSPITE".

11.30am: Reduce to 45 Revs. Observed HMS "CEDRIC".

6.40pm: Stopped to intercept SS “DICIDO”.

7.05pm: Proceeded at 37 Revs. Streamed log. Set course N45E.

11.0pm: Vessel rolling heavily. SS “DICIDO” in company.

[Course and Distance made good: 237 miles]

[West and NW winds force 5 to 7 from 8am to 8pm, sea state high for most of pm]


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13 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.1, Long -6.7

4.50am: Stopped to put prize crew aboard SS “DICIDO” - Engines and helm as required.

5.0am: Log handed.

6.20am: Proceeded. 6.27am: 45 Revs. Set course S25E.

[Sounding from 7.0am to 9.25am]

9.35am: Altered course S44W. Log 84.3 - Increased to 52 Revs. Commenced Zig Zag.

10.55am: Sighted HMS “VIRGINIAN”. Ship rolling heavily at times.

3.0pm: Vessel rolling heavily.

10.50pm: Flannan Island Light Abeam 12 miles. Log 40.8, altered course S23W.

Midnight: Ship rolling heavily at times.

[Course and Distance made good: ][blank]

[Westerly winds force 5 from noon onwards, when sea state very rough with heavy swell in late evening, noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 47F]


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14 April 1915

From Patrol to Glasgow

Lat 55.7, Long -7.1

2.45am: Monarch [Monach] Light Abeam, distant 9 miles.

3.45am: Commenced Zig Zag. Vessel rolling heavily.

10.0am: Hands at fighting stations.

3.20pm: Entered Rathlin Sound. 3.45pm: Abeam 1 mile.

4.05pm: Tour Point [possibly Torr Head] abeam 1.5 miles.

4.45pm: Garron Point Abeam 3.75 miles.

4.30pm: Spoke HMS “TARA”.

8.10pm: Altered course N18E. Holy Island Light abeam.

8.45pm: Steering to orders.

9.17pm: Passed Cumbrae Island Light.

9.19pm: Passed Toward Light.

9.55pm: Passed Skelmorlie Buoy.

10.17pm: Passed Cloch Point.

10.34pm: Pilot boarded. Engines and helm to Pilot’s orders.

11.05pm: Let go Starboard anchor in 16.5 fathoms, veered to 45 fathoms in water.

11.10pm: Brought up. Finished with Engines.

[Course and Distance made good: ][blank]

[Coal remaining 232.0 tons]


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15 April 1915

At Greenock and Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3 [estimated as position not shown in log]

[Anchor Bearings: Rosneath Patch Light N45W(C), Red Lights S36W(C), Ship’s Head N85W]

1.0am: Ship commenced to swing.

3.0am: Ship swung to flood.

6.50am: Ship commenced to swing.

7.20am: Swung.

9.30am: Up anchor. Quarters, clean guns.

9.48am: Slow Ahead. Engines and helm as required.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and getting ship ready for dock.

0.31pm: Stopped for steamer entering dry dock.

0.46pm: Proceeded.

1.30pm: All fast.

4.0pm: Leave for Starboard watch until 8am Monday [on this Thursday]. 4 Ratings joined ship. Leave for First part port watch till 8am.


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16 April 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.7, Long -4.3

am: 6 Stoker ratings joined ship.

3.30pm: Leave for Boys.

pm: Officer and 4 Ratings (HMS “Virginian’s” prize crew) joined ship.

6.0pm: Leave for Second part of watch till 8am.

8.0pm: Ship hauled off for coaling.


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17 April 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.7, Long -4.3

4.0am: Coaling.

11.30am: 4 Marines joined ship.

pm: Hands employed removing guns etc.

6.0pm: Discharged HMS “Virginian’s” prize crew.

11.30pm: Hauled off to swing ship.

[Barometric pressure relatively high, temperature peaked at 52F at noon]


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18 April 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.7, Long -4.3

1.15am: Made ship fast alongside wharf.

am: Hands employed removing guns and preparing to haul off ship.

1.30pm: Shifted to other side of dock.

3.0pm: Commenced coaling. Leave to part of watch until 8am.

Midnight: Coaling.


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19 April 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.7, Long -4.3

1.0pm: Leave for Port watch 1pm till 8am. Boys 1pm till 7pm.

pm: Watch aboard employed in taking in stores.

[Rain on and off all day]


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20 April 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.7, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed as required hoisting in motor boat etc.

3.45pm: Let go from wharf and warped through docks.

4.30pm: Cleared dock and entered river and proceeded.

6.0pm: Passed Dunglass Castle.

6.40pm: Passed Port Glasgow.

7.0pm: General Quarters. 7.07pm: Let go Starboard anchor 45 fathoms, in 12.5 fathoms water.

[Single anchor Bearings: Gourock Pier Light West (S), Greenock Pier Light SxW0.5W(S)]

9.0pm: Hove up and proceeded to sea.

10.0pm: Passed Skelmorlie Buoy altered course S40W

10.50pm: Cumbrae Light abeam - streamed and set patent log, altered course S26W.

11.0pm: Commenced Zig Zag.

11.55pm: Holy Island [Isle] Abeam 2.5 miles x Pladdo [Pladda] Island 221 degrees.

[Coal remaining 1296.0 tons]


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21 April 1915

From Glasgow to Patrol

Lat 56.7, Long -7.8

0.25am: Pladdo [Pladda] Light abeam 6 miles, altered course S60W.

1.25am: Ailsa Craig Light abeam 4.5 miles altered course N84W.

2.37am: Sande [Sanda] Island Light abeam 1.5 miles altered course N50W.

3.12am: Mull of Cantyre Light 349 degrees distant 7 cables, altered course N26W.

4.10am: Started to increase to Full Speed.

4.15am: Altered course N40W (Bridge Compass).

5.50am: Oversay Light House 30 degrees distant 2 miles, altered course N16W.

9.30am: Skerryvore Light House Abeam 6 mile distant. Shipped new compass card in Standard compass.

Noon: Altered course N17E Barra Head 38 degrees distant 9 miles.

0.40pm: Barra Head 90 degrees distant 6 miles.

3.0pm: Swung ship through Northern Quadrant for deviation.

3.40pm: Monarch [Monach] Light House 25 degrees x St Kilda Island 326 degrees.

5.08pm: Monarch Island Light House 90 degrees distant 6 miles.

9.05pm: Flannan Islands [Isles] Light East, patent log 71.2.

[Course and Distance made good: 185 miles]

[Noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 46F]


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22 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.5, Long -7.6

2.45am - 3.15am: Ceased Zig Zagging and reduced to 40 revs.

3.15am: Resumed Zig Zagging.

8.32am: Hauled log in. 9.10am: Streamed log 94.8.

11.25am: Altered course to intercept steamer “Energie”. 11.30am: Hauled log in.

0.15pm: Proceeded 52 Revs set course S70W to intercept steamer.

1.45pm: Flannan Islands Light House 184 degrees distant 11.5 miles, set course N74W. Streamed Log,

0.45pm: Intercepted collier “Maureen”.

1.15pm: Lowered boat. 1.41pm: Boat hoisted and resumed course N75W, 52 Revs.

2.55pm: Altered course NWxN to intercept motor ship “Siam”. Courses Various.

5.25pm: Stopped. Hauled in log - Lowered boat.

6.25pm: Boat hoisted and Proceeded Course N77W, 50 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: 261.5 miles]

[Misty in evening, SW wind force 5, barometric pressure relatively high and stable]


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23 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.5, Long -8.9

6.0am: Ship manoeuvering in square on rendezvous to fall in with HMS “CARIBBEAN”.

7.20am: Courses various to close HMS “CARIBBEAN”.

7.20am: Stop - Lowered boat. 7.52am: Boat returned with ratings.

7.55am: Proceeded. 7.58am: 52 Revs. 8.0am: Set course N68W.

10.45am: Reduce to 40 Revs on account of misty weather.

Noon: Increase to 52 Revs and resumed Zig Zag.

2.30pm: Altered course WxS to intercept schooner “HAABET”.

3.0pm: Boarding boat away. 3.30pm: Boarding boat returned. 3.34pm: Proceeded Course N80W 52 Revs.

10.0pm: Ceased Zig Zag.

11.0pm: Resumed Zig Zag.

[Course and Distance made good: ][blank]

[Misty all day, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 47F]


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24 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.3, Long -8.0

1.05am: Flannan Islands [Isles] Light 178 degrees.

3.30am: Butt of Lewis.

6.0am: Sulisker Rock 351 degrees, approximately 13 miles, altered course N89W.

6.20am: Altered course N72W to intercept SS “LOCKSLEY”.

6.40am: Reduced speed and signalled.

6.45am: Steamer allowed to proceed, resumed course and speed.

Noon: Flannan Islands 136 degrees x St Kilda 204 degrees.

0.58pm: Stopped to intercept and board Danish SS “SAGA”.

1.37pm: Boat hoisted and proceeded 52 Revs.

1.45pm: Flannan Islands 117 degrees 19.5 miles distant approximately. Set course N86W - Streamed patent log 10.4.

5.0pm: General Quarters. Dropped target and carried out 1” aiming target practice.

5.50pm: Picked up target and proceeded N86W.

[Course and Distance made good: Cruising 244 miles]

[Mist and drizzle in early am and late pm]


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25 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.4, Long -8.0

2.15am: Ceased Zig Zag.

3.0am: Resumed Zig Zag.

6.0am: Altered course N88W - Cast of lead 55 fathoms cs [probably clay and sand]

6.10am: Sounded in 54 fathoms cs - Sulisker Rock 356 degrees. Observed HMS “HILARY”.

11.40am: Flannan Islands 138 degrees distant approximately 13 miles.

0.27pm: Altered course S53W to intercept Swedish SS “NAUTIC” of Helsingborg.

0.35pm: Hauled in log.

0.44pm: Engines and helm as required - Boarded steamer and put prize crew aboard.

1.45pm: Boat hoisted. 1.55pm: Proceeded N78W 52 Revs. 2.0pm: Log streamed 55.5,

2.40pm: Altered course N62W to intercept SS Dronning Olga.

3.02pm: Stop. Hailed log in. Boarded steamer and put prize crew aboard.

4.0pm: Boat hoisted. 4.05pm: Proceeded 52 Revs. Streamed log.

6.20pm: Boarded trawler H530.

6.40pm: Proceeded Course N55W 52 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Cruising 235.5 miles, Flannan Islands 124 degrees distant 14 miles]

[Misty all am, clearer but overcast in pm, barometric pressure relatively high and rising, up to 30.52 over 74 at midnight, noon temperature 48F, sea temperature 49F]


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26 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.5, Long -7.9

9.0am: Altered course S52W to intercept steamer.

9.58am: Boarded SS “Gardenia”.

10.01am: Proceeded N68W 52 Revs and zig zag, Streamed log.

am: Hands overhauling raft gear and various fittings - Boys at signal instructions - Officers and Midshipmen at squad drill.

Noon: Flannan Islands 143 degrees distant 14.5 miles.

1.50pm: St Kilda Island 186 degrees approximate distance 34 miles.

5.40pm: Altered course N30W to speak HMS “Motagua”.

5.55pm: Altered course N67W to head for HMS “Changuinola”.

6.09pm: Lowered boat and embarked prize crew.

6.30pm: Proceeded. Set course S5E 52 Revs. Streamed log.

[Course and Distance made good: Cruising 221 miles]

[Misty all pm, barometric pressure still high, 30.61 over 67 at midnight]


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27 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.6, Long -7.8

4.0am: Ceased zig zag - Reduce to 30 Revs.

[Sounding from 6.0am to 1.0pm]

10.30am: Stopped on account of engine room repairs. Hauled log in 91.2.

11.10am: Proceeded 30 Revs - Repairs Finished. Streamed log.

pm: Lost by accident pistols Webley, one in number. Lost by accident one rifle belt and pouch.

6.38pm: Stopped. Hauled log in. Boarded oil tank "SAN JOAQUIN".

7.20pm: Boat hoisted - Proceeded, 30 Revs. Set course N89E. 7.35pm: Streamed log.

[Course and Distance made good: Cruising 223 miles]

[Mist and fog, dense at times, all day, barometric pressure still consistently high]


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28 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.3, Long -8.9

2.0am: Dense fog. Engines Slow.

3.40am: Sighted sailing vessel. Engines Full astern to clear. Then proceeded as required to overhaul the same.

4.25am: Lowered boat to board sailing ship “NORDSTJERNAN”.

4.56am: Hoisted boat. 5.06am: Proceeded N89E 30 Revs.

[Sounding half hourly from 5.30am to 9.44am]

4.50pm: Hauled in log. Exercised General Quarters and carried out 1” aiming target practice.

6.02pm: Picked up target and resumed course and speed, N89E.

9.45pm: Reduce to 44 Revs and ceased zig zag. 9.50pm: Altered course ESE to intercept steamer.

11.03pm: Stopped and boarded SS “RAKIURA”.

Midnight: Sounded in 99 fathoms s [sand].

[Course and Distance made good: Cruising 169 miles]

[Foggy for much of am, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 47F]


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29 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.7, Long -5.9

0.25am: Boat returned and hoisted. Proceeded 44 Revs, Course N88E - Streamed log.

3.35am: Increase to 52 Revs and commenced zig zag.

6.10am: Reduce to 40 Revs - Courses Various.

7.10am: Boarded SS “URALIA” - Hauled in log.

7.30am: Boarded HMS “Virginian”.

8.0am: Set course S86W and streamed log, proceeded 52 Revs.

10.30am: Observed North Rona Island bearing 22 degrees approximate distant 22.5 miles. Stopped and boarded SS “Rio de la Plata”.

11.05: Proceeded. Set course South.

Noon: Cellar Head 208 degrees x Butt of Lewis 233 degrees.

0.13pm: Stopped and examined SS “EL ZURRO” Admiralty oil vessel. [Almost certainly El Zorro]

0.17pm: Proceeded. Set course N4W.

6.0pm: Altered course N20W to intercept steamer.

6.35pm: Boarded SS “Dania”. [There were several ships with this name, it could be this one]

7.45pm: Put prize crew aboard SS “Dania”. 8.0pm: Proceeded 52 Revs.

8.30pm: Altered course S24W to intercept SS “Inland” of Sverige.

8.45pm: Stopped to examine steamer. 8.48pm: Proceeded at half speed.

10.40pm: Stopped and embarked prize crews from HMS “Changuinola”. Hauled in log.

11.15pm: Boat hoisted and proceeded at 52 Revs - Streamed log. Set course S67E.

[Course and Distance made good: Cruising 205 miles]

[Barometric pressure falling slowly]


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30 April 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.5, Long -8.0

11.0am: Observed Flannan Island Light House 155 degrees, approximate distance 16 miles.

11.35am: Altered course S40W. 11.54am: Stopped to intercept steamer.

0.18pm: Boarded SS “Arno”. Engines and helm as required. [Another relatively common ship name, possibly this one]

1.0pm: Boat hoisted and resumed N68W 52 Revs. Streamed log 66.9.

3.20pm: Altered course N50W to intercept Danish schooner “Ellen”. [Yet another common name, possibly this one]

3.35pm: Stopped and boarded schooner.

4.0pm: Boat hoisted and proceeded at 52 Revs course N88W.

10.0pm: Stopped for engine room repairs.

10.30pm: Sounded in 198 fathoms, fs [probably fine sand] Flannan Islands Light bearing 109 degrees.

10.53pm: Proceeded at 52 Revs Course N66E.

[Course and Distance made good: Cruising 239 miles]

[Wind increasing to force 5 in evening]


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[Log page not filled in]

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[Log page not filled in]

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[Blank left hand side of back cover of log]

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LOGS FOR MAY 1915


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[Left hand side of page from inside log but used as cover - indicating from 1-5-15 to]

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[Right hand side of page as above indicating 31-5-15]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, not filled in]


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1 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.9, Long -8.5

3.15am: Increased to 45 Revs and commenced Zig Zag.

11.05am: Stopped and lowered boat.

11.45am: Hoisted boat and proceeded Course N88W.

7.37pm: Altered course N22E, log 93.4 to intercept ship.

8.15pm: Altered course S85E, log 100.5.

[Course and Distance made good: Cruising 243 miles]


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2 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.8, Long -9.8

6.12am: Challenged HMS “Columbella”, reply correct.

0.30pm: Stopped and boarded trawler "Ethel".

1.13pm: Boat hoisted and proceeded. Course S22W, log 55.

8.50pm: Stopped to board SS “Rapidan”.

9.15pm: Proceeded.

11.30pm: Flannan Islands Light 153 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: Cruising 239 miles]

[Northerly wind force 5 in early am, with sea state rough, wind and sea decreasing later, noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 47F]


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3 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.8, Long -9.5

am: Gunlayers and trainers at Deflection teaching - Midshipmen at Gunnery instruction. Boys at seamanship and signals.

Noon: Stopped and boarded trawler “Princess Victoria” of Hull. [Possibly this ship]

0.7pm: Boat hoisted. 0.8pm: Resumed course and speed N88W, 54 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Cruising 213 miles]


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4 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.7, Long -9.5

7.25am: Stopped and boarded SS "Rygja" and put prize crew aboard. [Probably this ship, which had many names over the years]

7.50am: Boat hoisted and proceeded.

10.0am: Hands at physical exercise. Boys seamanship signalling instruction.

11.0am: Junior officers and midshipmen’s signalling instruction.

9.50pm: Rudder chains carried away. Stopped engines.

10.0pm: Half speed Ahead. Course S25W.

10.30pm: Shipped hand gear and set Course S20E. Engines slow ahead.

[Course and Distance made good: Cruising 259 miles]

[South westerly wind force 6 or 5 from noon to 8pm, with sea state rough or very rough, noon air and sea temperature 48F]


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5 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.8, Long -9.5

4.0am: Increase to 52 Revs, altered course S89E. Steering gear repaired.

5.0pm: General Quarters, 1" aiming and 6 Pounder firing carried out.

6.15pm: Target picked up. 6.17pm: Resumed course and speed. Log streamed.

[Course and Distance made good: Cruising 239 miles]

[Misty during middle of day and at midnight]


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6 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.8, Long -8.8

3.20am: Eased to 35 Revs - Dense fog.

4.0am: Increase to 52 Revs - Fog lifted.

5.0am: Dense fog, speed as requisite.

7.0am: Altered course S87W. 7.30am: Fog - speed as necessary.

8.25am: Stopped to signal Danish SS “TURBORG”. [Possibly SS Tuborg]

8.38am: Resumed course S87W, 52 Revs.

[Sounding at 3.45pm, 10.40pm and 11.30pm]

11.0pm: Ceased Zig Zag.

[Course and Distance made good: Cruising 238 miles]


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7 May 1915

From Patrol to Glasgow

Lat 56.7, Long -7.9

[Sounding at 0.20am and 1.0am, again at 10.0am and 10.15am]

11.0am: Barra Head 124 degrees, distant 4.5 miles.

2.43pm: Skerryvore Light House 76 degrees, 13 miles distant.

6.45pm: Oversay Light 76 degrees, distant 2.5 miles.

9.55pm: Mull of Cantyre 0.5 miles distant, altered course S50E.

[Course and Distance made good: Cruising 236 miles]

[Misty until 6pm, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 50F]


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8 May 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

1.08am: Holy Island Light abeam, distant 27 miles.

2.15am: Cumbrae Light abeam, distant 0.5 miles.

2.40am: Skelmorlie Light abeam, distant 5 cables.

3.10am: Cloch Light abeam - steering to orders.

3.20am: Log hauled in.

3.40am: Let go Starboard anchor in 13 fathoms water veered to 30 fathoms chain.

4.10am: Up anchor and proceeded up river. Two tugs in attendance, “Flying Fish” and “Flying Linnet”.

5.15am: Passed Dumbarton Rock.

5.30am: Passed Bowling Point.

7.0am: Entered Lock. 7.30am: Entered Princes Dock - No 22 berth. 7.40am: Ran head and stern lines ashore.

am: No 2 Prize Crew returned on board.

10.20am: Commenced bunkering.

2.30pm: Leave for port watch until 9am on the 12th.

5.30pm: Leave for First part of watch 5.30 - 8pm.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 205 miles No 22 Berth Princes Dock Glasgow]

[Coal remaining 152.0 tons]

[Barometric pressure relatively high and rising all day, up to 30.57 over 71 at midnight]


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9 May 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Resumed coaling.

9.30am: Divisions - 4 ERAs [Engine Room Artificers] joined ship.

10.30am: Landed Wesleyan Church parties.

10.30am: Held Roman Catholic Service on board.

1.30pm: Leave to port watch till 8am. Leave to boys till 8pm.

8.30pm: Discharged 1 Marine to Detention Barracks - Chatham.

[Barometric pressure high all day, up to 30.63 over 70 at noon and 8pm]


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10 May 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

7.0pm: Leave given to First Part starboard watch till 8am.


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11 May 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands taking in stores etc.

5.0pm: Leave given to Second part of watch till 8am.

7.45pm: Lieutenant Commander Miller RN joined ship.

[Coal remaining 1391.0 tons] [though completion of coaling not noted in log]

[Rain from noon onwards]


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12 May 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

1.0pm: Lieutenant Clifton Mogg RNR discharged to Hospital.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters - Leave to Chief and First Class PO’s [Petty Officers].


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13 May 1915

From Glasgow to Patrol and at Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

[Draft Leaving Port: Forward 25’ 6”, Aft 26’ 6”]

pm: Hands preparing ship for sea etc.

10.50pm: Stand by. 11.0pm: Left dock.

11.40pm: Entered lock and swung head to river.

11.52pm: Entered and proceeded down river.


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14 May 1915

From Glasgow to Patrol

Lat 55.6, Long -6.6

2.53am: Dropped pilot and proceeded ahead 54 Revs. Streamed log, passed Cloch Point, Course S32W.

4.0am: Cumbrae Point abeam 1.5 miles distant, Log 11.3. Shaped Course S26W.

5.40am: Pladda Island 268 degrees, approximate distance 4 miles.

7.50am: Sanda Island, altered course N56W.

8.50am: Mull of Cantyre Light House 90 degrees, distant 1 mile.

Noon: Oversay Island Light House 30 degrees, distant 4.5 miles, altered course N13W.

2.32pm: Observed Skerryvore 359 degrees x Dubh Artach 59 degrees.

4.0pm: Skerryvore 64 degrees approximately, distant 10 miles.

8.0pm: Altered course N20E, Barra Head Light bearing 105 degrees, distant 12 miles.

10.27pm: Observed Monarch [Monach] Island Light bearing 34 degrees x Barra Head 157 degrees.

Midnight: Reduce to 40 Revs and ceased Zig Zag.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 120 miles]

[North by east wind increasing in evening to force 5 at midnight, barometric pressure rising all day, noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 47F]


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15 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.3, Long -9.7

3.30am: Altered course N18W, Log 98. Flannan Islands 31 degrees, distant 15 miles.

[Zig-zagging throughout]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 255 miles]


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16 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.9, Long -8.9

[Course and Distance made good: Cruising 247 miles]

[Log just notes changes in speed and direction, while zig-zagging on patrol in relatively quiet weather]


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17 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.0, Long -11.5 [estimated from positions on 16 and 18 May as no position information in log today]

5.0pm: General Quarters and carried out 1” aiming target practice.

6.30pm: Log streamed. Course S57W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 282 miles]

[Current during last 24 hours SxE(T) 19 miles]


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18 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.0, Long -12.2

10.0am: Divisions - prayers and physical exercise.

11.0am: Boys at school. Officers signal instruction.

1.25pm: Altered course to intercept auxiliary steamer “Tvigtut”.

1.29pm: Stopped. Dispatched boarding boat.

1.34pm: Proceeded, 52 Revs, zigzagging in vicinity of ship while awaiting orders.

4.0pm: Sent armed guard to “Tvigtut”.

4.20pm: Hoisted boat and proceeded - 52 Revs.

4.35pm: Streamed log and set course West.

[Course and Distance made good: Run Various 275 miles]


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19 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.4, Long 10.6

8.0am: Stopped and boarded SS Nadejda. Position [Lat] 60 45 N, [Long] 9 45 W.

8.40am: Proceeded, 52 Revs.

11.20am: Sighted HMS “Arlanza”.

am: Boys at school and signal instruction.

pm: Lost overboard from Starboard 6” Forecastle Gun, one pistol Grip with Firing key complete also cable from striker to key and battery with C contact.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 241 miles]

[Set and drift of current 4 degrees 10 miles]

[South easterly wind force 5 or 6 all day, with sea state rough or very rough, rain during evening, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 48F]


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20 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.0, Long -11.8 [no position shown in log today but it is assumed the position shown for 21 May would apply - see notes for 21 May]

0.5am: Stopped zigzag and reduced to 40 Revs.

2.15am: Increased to 45 Revs.

3.0am: Increased to 52 Revs.

3.15am: Resumed zigzag.

7.0am: Altered course N89W.

9.19am: Steamed into thick mist. Reduce to 30 Revs and ceased Zig Zag.

10.0am: Divisions. Physical Exercise.

10.30am: Increase to 45 Revs.

11.0am: Officer’s signal instruction. Mist thinned. Reduce to 40 Revs.

2.15pm: Increase to 45 Revs and commenced Zig Zag.

6.15pm: Reduce to 35 Revs and ceased Zig Zag.

6.20pm: Altered course N22E.

7.0pm: Altered course N89E, log 106.4.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 262.6 miles]

[Set and Drift of Current 120 degrees 6 miles]

[SE wind force 6 in early am, with rough sea, wind and sea reducing from noon onwards. Rain in early am, then mist and thick fog during evening, noon temperature 54F, sea temperature 49F]


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21 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.0, Long -11.8

[All the entries in the log are exactly the same as for 20 May, including weather information and everything else, apart from the date at the top - it appears that the person responsible for making the copy log has mistakenly put the same data in twice, for different dates]


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21 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.4, Long -11.4

6.0am: Commenced Zig Zag.

0.15pm: Helm as required to search for supposed mine.

0.24pm: Resumed speed 45 Revs.

5.15pm: Fog lifted.

7.0pm: Stopped to pick up buoy.

7.16pm: Resumed course and speed.

7.55pm: Reduce to 35 Revs and ceased Zig Zag.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 224 miles]

[Set and Drift of Current 277 degrees 10.5 miles]

[This appears to be the log page for the “real” 21st May. Foggy almost all day, very thick in early morning and at midnight]


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22 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.5, Long -10.4

1.0am: Increased to 45 Revs. Fog lifted and commenced zig-zag.

3.35am: Steamed into fog. Reduced to 35 Revs and ceased zig-zag.

6.45am: Increased to 45 Revs and resumed Zig Zag.

7.30am: Ceased Zig-Zag.

8.45am: Increase to 45 Revs and resumed Zig-Zag.

9.45am: Reduce to 40 revs and ceased Zig-Zag.

10.53am: Resumed speed and altered course S68E, log 81.3 in order to intercept vessel heard in fog.

11.30am: Increased to 40 Revs. 11.47am: Resumed Zig-Zag.

8.32pm: Altered course S11E to intercept trawler.

8.45pm: Resumed Course N5W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 232 miles]

[Foggy all am, clearing in pm as south westerly wind increased to force 5, noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 48F]


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23 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.5, Long -10.5

5.20am: Fog lifted. Increase to 52 Revs.

7.05am: Steamed into fog bank. Reduced to 40 Revs and ceased Zig-Zag.

8.11am: Fog lifted. Increased to 45 Revs and resumed zig-zag.

10.45am: Reduced to 40 Revs and ceased zig-zag. Held Divine Service.

4.35pm: Increased to 45 Revs and resumed Zig Zag.

6.0pm: Reduced to 40 Revs and ceased Zig Zag.

7.0pm: Increased to 45 Revs. Resumed zig-zag.

11.0pm: Altered course S1E. Reduced to 40 Revs and stopped Zig-Zag.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 264 miles]

[Mist and fog all day, thick fog at times, barometric pressure relatively high and steady]


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24 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.5, Long -10.8

0.45am: Commenced Zig Zag.

1.8am: Ceased Zig-Zag.

4.0am: Increased to 52 Revs and resumed Zig-Zag.

5.37am: Reduced to 40 Revs and ceased Zig-Zag.

6.2am: Increased to 52 Revs and resumed Zig-Zag.

10.0am: Divisions - physical drill. Boys watch below at signal instruction. Officers 6” Gun Drill.

2.14pm: Reduce to 45 Revs and ceased Zig-Zag.

2.50pm: Increased to 52 Revs and resumed Zig-Zag.

4.45pm: Ceased Zig-Zag. 4.50pm: Hauled log in 95.7.

4.47pm: Dropped target. 5.0pm: Altered course S1E and General Quarters and carried out 1” aiming target practice.

5.13pm: Reduced to 40 Revs - Engines and helm as required.

6.20pm: Altered course S45W - Streamed log.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 260 miles]

[Apart from this log records cessation of zig-zagging and resumption thereof throughout the day. Mist and fog until 3pm, then clearing, noon air and sea temperature 50F]


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25 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.4, Long -11.0

3.0am: Altered course to intercept steamer.

3.17am: Stopped and boarded SS “Hendrik”, [Lat] 60 15 N, [Long] 10 50 W.

4.8am: Proceeded. 4.13am: Altered course N18W and commenced Zig Zag.

1.50pm: Altered course to intercept steamer, log 26.6.

2.16pm: Stopped and boarded SS “Pythia”, Lat 60 03 N, Long 10 48 W. Sub Lieutenant Norman and armed guard put aboard.

3.0pm: Boat returned and hoisted and proceeded N4W. Streamed log.

pm: Changed water in all boats baricoes. [Barricoes are small water barrels carried in boats, the word coming from the Spanish “Barrica” - a cask - pronounced “breaker” in the Navy]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 267 miles]

[Current 37 degrees 5 miles]

[Barometric pressure relatively high and stable up to 30.52 over 74 at midnight, noon temperature 55F, sea temperature 50F]


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26 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.3, Long -10.9

2.22am: Altered course N78E to intercept sailing ship.

3.0am: Stopped and boarded Barque “Nordlyset” - Lat 60 06 N, Long 10 41 W.

3.35am: Boat returned and hoisted and proceeded - Course N16W - Streamed log.

am: Boys at instruction - all life-boats reprovisioned and watered.

10.0am: Divisions and physical drill. RNR Seamen at 6” Gun Drill. Officers at Gun Drill.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 277 miles]

[Set and Drift of Current 140 degrees 5.5 miles]

[Barometric pressure still consistently high]


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27 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.1, Long -10.8

5.40am: Sighted HMS “Columbella”.

am: Hands employed overhauling gear and painting.

1.0pm: Warrant No 13 Read.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 298 miles]

[Set and Drift of Current 155 degrees 22 miles]

[Misty during evening, barometric pressure still high but falling slowly]


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28 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.3, Long -11.1

0.47am: Increased to 52 Revs - Mist cleared.

10.8am: Dropped target - Patent Log 43.58.

11.15am: Picked up target and proceeded. Set course S27W. 11.24am: Log streamed.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 273 miles]

[Current Set 160 Degrees, Drift 12 miles, 5 knots]

[North easterly wind increasing in force in late evening, up to force 6 at midnight, with sea becoming rough]


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29 May 1915

At Patrol [though not indicated in log]

Lat 60.3, Long -11.1 [estimated from positions on 28 and 30 May as no position information in log for today]

1.20am: Signalled HMS “Oropesa”.

1.30am: Hove to, Ship’s Head ExN. Engines slow. 1.40am: Stopped. Boarded “Oropesa”.

2.30am: Prize crew on board and hoisted sea boat.

2.40am: Proceeded 50 Revs, Course N3W. [It is not entirely clear what is happening here but presumably Orotava’s prize crew has been delivered by Oropesa, rather than Orotava putting a prize crew aboard another naval ship]

[North easterly wind force 5 at 4am and from noon to 8pm, with sea state rough at times, noon temperature 50.5F, sea temperature 48F]


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30 May 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.4, Long -11.1

[Nothing entered on right hand side of log for am]

9.35pm: Signalled HMS “Patia”.

10.30pm: Challenged by HMS “Mantua”.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 292 miles]

[Set and Drift of Current 160 degrees 45 miles]

[Westerly winds force 4 to 6 all day, sea state rough or very rough at times, rain on and off, noon temperature 43.5F, sea temperature 48F]


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31 May 1915

From Patrol to Glasgow

Lat 56.0, Long -8.0

4.55am: Challenged HMS “Changuinola”.

5.30am: Observed St Kilda 139 degrees, 5 miles.

10.0am: Divisions; Hands payed monthly payment.

11.0am: Vessel rolling.

Noon: Barra Head 131 degrees, distant 16 miles.

3.50pm: Observed Skerryvore Light House 77 degrees, 11.5 miles.

8.10pm: Oversay Light 21 degrees, distant 10 miles.

11.0pm: Mull of Cantyre 341 degrees x Sanda Island 90 degrees, altered course S50E, log 34.4.

11.30pm: Sanda Islands 0 degrees, Distant 3 miles, altered course N78E, Log 41.8.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 305 miles]

[Set and Drift of Current 90 degrees 24 miles]

[Winds from W and S force 6 to 7 for most of day, sea state mostly very rough or high until evening, noon temperature 49.5F, sea temperature 48F]


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[Log page not filled in]

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[Left hand side of log page not filled in]

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LOGS FOR JUNE 1915


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[Left hand side of Cover of Copy of Log, for June 1915, Signed “Approved by GE Corbett Commander”]

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[Right hand side of Cover, signed by “N Paterson [possibly - signature not clear], Sub Lieutenant, Navigating Officer”]

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[Page not filled in]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers - not filled in]


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1 June 1915

From Patrol to Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.7 [estimated from information in log]

2.30am: Cumbrae Light abeam, altered course N26E.

3.05am: Toward Light abeam.

3.07am: Passed Skelmorlie Buoy.

3.30am: Passed Cloch Point.

3.43am: Stopped and picked up Pilot.

4.06am: Brought up with starboard anchor off Greenock, in 15 fathoms of water and 60 fathoms cable.

11.0am: Postman returned.

11.30am: Hove up anchor and proceeded up river.

[Draft arriving Greenock: Forward 20’ 6”, Aft 24’ 4”]

0.30pm: Passed Dumbarton.

0.50pm: Passed Bowling. Engines and helm as required.

1.30pm: Hands employed as required for securing ship alongside Jetty.

2.15pm: Entered Princes Dock.

3.0pm: Made all fast. No 22 Berth.

4.0pm: Leave for Starboard watch till 7am Saturday [on this Tuesday]. 3 Seaman ratings and 1 Marine discharged to Hospital.

6.0pm: Leave for Second part Port watch.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 207 miles]

[Coal remaining 205.0 tons]


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2 June 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am and pm: Hands employed painting and cleaning ship.

5.0pm: Leave to part of watch till 8am.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 17 miles]


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3 June 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed taking in stores. Armourer’s party stripping guns.

pm: Hands employed painting ship.

5.0pm: Leave to part of watch till 8am.


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4 June 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am and pm: Hands employed painting ship and taking in stores.

5.0pm: Leave given to part of watch of boys till 8pm.

6.0pm: Leave to part of watch.


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5 June 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed cleaning Mess Deck and taking in stores. 3 Ratings joined ship.

7.0pm: Liberty men returned from long leave.


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6 June 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

9.0am: Leave for Firemen and Greasers till Wednesday 6pm [on this Sunday].

10.0am: Roman Catholic and Chapel parties landed.

10.20am: Church of England party landed.

11.30am: Roman Catholic party returned.

1.0pm: Church Parties returned aboard. Leave to part of watch till 8am. Boys till 9pm.


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7 June 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed taking in ballast drums and painting funnels.

5.0pm: Leave for Second part of watch till 8am.

[Temperature peaked at 70F at noon]


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8 June 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed painting and as required.

5.0pm: Leave to First Part of watch until 8am. Leave to First part of Boys until 9.30pm.


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9 June 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

pm: Hands employed stowing Drums.

6.0pm: Watch returned from long leave. Leave to Petty Officers and Leading Seamen of Watch till 8am.


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10 June 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

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

pm: 4 Cases of ammunition returned to test store.

4.50pm: General Quarters.

9.20pm: Pilot aboard, cast off from wharf and proceeded.

10.10pm: Cleared dock and proceeded down River - Engines and helm as required.

[Draft leaving Berth: Forward 25’ 6”, Aft 26’ 6”]

[Coal remaining 1449.0 tons] [this is somewhat odd because coaling has not been mentioned in the log but coal remaining the previous day was 132.0 tons]


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11 June 1915

From Glasgow to Patrol

Lat 55.9, Long -6.9

0.50am: Let go tugs.

1.35am: Stop. Dropped Pilot.

2.09am: Skelmorlie Buoy Abeam. Set Course S31W.

3.0am: Commenced Zig Zag.

3.10am: Challenged by HMS “Columbella”.

4.50am: Ailsa Craig bore 180 degrees, distant 5 miles.

6.10am: Sanda Island Light House bearing North, distant 7 cables. Altered course Various to round Mull of Cantyre.

10.42am: Oversay Light House 90 degrees, distant 5 miles. Set Patent Log.

2.10pm: Skerryvore Light House bore 66 degrees, distant 11 miles. Observed HMS “Ebro”.

5.50pm: Barra Head Light House 90 degrees, distant 17 miles, log 91.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 140 miles]


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12 June 1915

From Glasgow to Patrol

Lat 59.6, Long -8.6

11.52am: Altered course to examine steamer, found to be HMS “Motagua”.

0.10pm: Resumed Course and speed N47E, 45 Revs.

3.15pm: Altered course N23W to intercept steamer.

3.50pm: Stopped and boarded SS “Balto” in [Lat] 60 05 N, [Long] 8 15 W - Boarding Officer Lieutenant Ambrose.

4.25pm: Prize crew boarded SS “Balto”, Prize officer Sub Lieutenant Conway.

4.41pm: Resumed Course and speed N21E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 264 miles]


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13 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.7, Long -7.0

5.35am: Altered course to intercept steamer.

6.24am: Stopped and boarded Swedish SS “Oscar Trapp” - Boarding Officer Sub Lieutenant Hail.

6.58am: Resumed Speed and Course - S45E.

7.50am: Altered course to intercept two sailing ships - Courses various.

8.40am: Stopped and boarded Danish Barquentines “Hiemdal” and “Agent Peterson”. Boarding Officer Sub Lieutenant Alabaster.

9.15am: Boat returned - Proceeded 52 Revs, Course S30W to intercept steamer.

0.12pm: Altered course S35E to intercept steamer/

0.22pm: Boarded Norwegian SS “Liv”, Lat 59 37 N, Long 6 57 W. Boarding Officer Sub Lieutenant Alabaster.

0.50pm: Boat hoisted and proceeded S25W.

5.30pm: Sighted HMS “Cedric”.

5.50pm: Stopped and boarded Swedish SS “Augusta”, Lat 59 55 N, Long 6 55 W. Boarding Officer Sub Lieutenant Alabaster. [There have been a number of ships with this name, it may have been this one, which changed names many times subsequently]

6.10pm: Resumed Course and Speed.

10.30pm: Altered course N11E to intercept steamer.

10.50pm: Stopped and boarded Russian SS “Albatross”. Lat 59 40 N, Long 7 16 W. Boarding Officer Sub Lieutenant Alabaster.

11.18pm: Boat hoisted and proceeded Course S25W, 52 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 252 miles]


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14 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.6, Long -7.0

3.0am: Sighted HMS “Caesarea”. Challenged and replied.

5.0am: Stopped and signalled SS “Frederick VIII”.

5.15am: Resumed course S25W and speed.

11.0am: Officers at signal instruction. Boys at lead and line instruction. Hands employed reprovisioning and watering lifeboats, fitting wire hawsers and as required.

3.40pm: Challenged HMS “Caesarea” and received reply.

8.20pm: Altered course S83W to intercept steamer.

8.37pm: Stopped and boarded SS “Albr W Selmer”, Norwegian - [Lat] 59 32 N, [Long] 7 08 W. (Boarding Officer Sub Lieutenant Hail).

9.06pm: Resumed Course and speed - N29E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 250 miles]

[Current 270 degrees. Drift 10 miles]

[Weather unremarkable, noon temperature 55F, sea temperature 52.5F]


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15 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.1, Long -7.2

2.0am: Challenged HMS “Cedric” and received reply.

2.45am: Observed HMS “Cedric” firing rapidly - The latter found to be sinking a buoy.

3.23am: Overhauled and communicated with trawler "Fortuna" of Grimsby.

3.30am: Resumed course N22E.

8.0am: Altered course N11E - Passed wreckage and fittings.

0.15pm: Altered course S70E to intercept steamer.

0.29pm: Sighted submarine close to steamer - Hands to General Quarters.

0.40pm: Fired on enemy's submarine, which dived - Proceeded towards steamer and later escorted her out of danger zone, engines full speed, helm as required (Steamer SS “Russ” of Denmark).

8.24pm: Stopped and boarded two trawlers "Victorian" and "Olympia" Position [Lat] 60 57 N, [Long] 8 07 W.

8.30pm: Dense Fog. 8.56pm: Boat hoisted.

9.06pm: Proceeded half speed. 9.15pm: Course North 35 Revs.

[Sounding from 9.30pm to 11.0pm]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 273 miles]

[Current Set 270 degrees. Drift 7 miles]

[Mist and fog from 8pm onwards, barometric pressure relatively high and steady]


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16 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 62.0, Long -9.4

4.45pm: Evening Quarters - Exercised Red Watch at taking ship in tow.

7.26pm: Altered course S22W to intercept steamer.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 292 miles]

[Current 310 degrees 14 miles]

[Barometric pressure still relatively high - up to 30.52 over 66 at 4pm, noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 48F]


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16 June 1915

“Duplicate of preceding page” [written at top of page]


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17 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.9, Long 8.6

2.40pm: Stopped and boarded Auxiliary Whaler "Bos" Lat 61 37 N, Long 9 20 W. Boarding Officer Sub Lieutenant Hutton.

3.05pm: Proceeded.

3.35pm: Stopped and boarded Danish Topsail Schooner "Fortuna" - Lat 61 44 N, Long 9 31 W, Boarding Officer Sub Lieutenant Hutton.

4.0pm: Boat hoisted - Proceeded N77W, 30 Revs.

5.20pm: Dropped target and carried out 1” aiming practice.

6.15pm: Picked up target and proceeded Course N74W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 302 miles]

[Current 25 degrees. Drift 6 miles]

[Barometric pressure still relatively high and steady, up to 30.58 over 64 at 4am, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 49F]


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18 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.8, Long -10.9

1.20am: Sighted HMS “Victorian”. Challenged and received reply.

2.0am: Stopped to transfer prize crew from HMS "Victorian".

2.23am: Boat returned and hoisted and proceed. 2.38am: Set Course S12W, 52 Revs.

6.0am: Challenged by HMS “Alsatian” and exchanged pendants.

11.0am: Altered course S39E to intercept steamer.

11.45am: Resumed patrol Course N20W.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters - Read Articles of War.

5.05pm: Dropped target and carried out 1” aiming practice.

5.40pm: Picked up target and proceeded, Course South, 52 Revs.

11.10pm: Altered course N50W to intercept trawler.

11.30pm: Stopped and boarded Trawler “Elf King” [probably GY1247] - [Lat] 61 28 N, [Long] 12 00 W. Boarding Officer Sub Lieutenant Hail.

11.47pm: Resumed patrol. Course N23E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 274 miles]

[Current 110 degrees 6 miles]

[Weather still fine, barometric pressure still high and steady, noon temperature 55F, sea temperature 50F]


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19 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.7, Long -11.9

10.15am: Stopped and boarded trawler H530 Lat 61 26 N, Long 11 45 W. Boarding Officer Sub Lieutenant Norman. Sent medical assistance to trawler. [Note that H registration indicates trawler from Hull]

10.55am: Boat returned. 11.0am: Proceeded Course N22W, 52 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 284.1 miles]

[Current set 45 degrees. Drift 7 miles]


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20 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.4, Long -11.7

8.0am: Altered course W0.5S to intercept steamer.

8.30am: Signalled SS "Bergensfjord" and found Armed Guard from HMS "Motagua" on board.

8.50am: Proceeded N51E, Log 81.5.

9.45pm: Boarded Trawler Romantic Lat 61 22 N, Long 11 51 W. Boarding Officer Sub Lieutenant Hutton.

9.50pm: Boat hoisted and resumed patrol.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 312 miles]

[Current set 49 degrees. Drift 5 miles]


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21 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.2, Long -11.6

2.30am: Altered course N70E to intercept vessel.

3.40am: Stopped and boarded auxiliary Danish schooner "Fox II" [Lat] 60 28 N, [Long] 11 23 W - Sub Lieutenant Rees Boarding Officer.

5.30am: Put prize crew aboard under Sub Lieutenant Rees.

5.47am: Hoisted boat and proceeded Course S68W, Log 8.9.

10.10am: Dropped target and carried out 1” aiming target practice.

11.0am: Picked up target and resumed Course and speed N2W, 50 Revs.

1.55pm: Altered course N49W to intercept steamer.

2.10pm: Stopped and boarded SS “Skjslsdulf”, Norwegian. Boarding Officer Sub Lieutenant Conway.

2.30pm: Boat hoisted and proceeded N22E - 50 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 253 miles]

[Current Set 48 degrees. Drift 3 miles]


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22 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.7, Long -12.5

11.30am: Altered course S1W, Log 49.4 - Boys at school and signal instruction. Green Watch at Rifle Drill.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 285 miles]

[Current 290 degrees 22 miles]

[Rain and showers on and off for most of day, noon temperature 54F, sea temperature 52F]


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23 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.1, Long -10.6

Noon: Altered course S21W to intercept sailing vessel.

0.35pm: Stopped and boarded Danish barquentine "Norden", Lat 61 02 N, Long 10 35 W. Boarding Officer Sub Lieutenant Conway.

1.25pm: Hoisted boat and awaited orders.

2.13pm: Allowed “Norden” to proceed and resumed patrol - Course N23W.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters - Exercised Green Watch at taking ship in tow.

9.55pm: Stopped and boarded sailing vessel "Martin Nessen" - Lat 60 58 N, Long 11 29 W. Boarding Officer Sub Lieutenant Norman - Engines and helm as required. Challenged and exchanged pendants with HMS “Alcantara”.

10.40pm: Proceeded Course N2W - 50 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 290 miles]

[Current 45 degrees 5 miles]

[Weather still fine and quiet, barometric pressure reasonably high and steady, noon temperature 52, sea temperature 51F]


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24 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.6, Long -12.2

3.24am: Altered course N24E to intercept ship.

4.4am: Stopped and boarded Danish schooner "Nanna" Lat 61 49 N, [Long] 12 12 W. Boarding Officer Sub Lieutenant Norman.

5.0am: Boat hoisted and proceeded WNW to intercept steamer.

5.25am: Boarded Danish SS “Gullfoss” [Long] 12 20W, [Lat] 61 47 N - Boarding Officer Sub Lieutenant Conway.

6.0am: Hoisted boat and proceeded S1W, 50 Revs.

10.30am: Red Watch at Rifle Drill. Boys at Signal Instruction.

11.0am: Junior Officers and Midshipmen at Signal Instruction.

6.7pm: Stopped and boarded Danish schooner "Nanny", Lat 61 06 N, Long 11 35 W - Boarding Officer Sub Lieutenant Conway.

6.42pm: Hoisted boat and proceeded Course N2W - 50 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 230 miles]

[Current afterwards found to be 345 degrees, 23 miles]

[South easterly winds mostly force 4 to 5 from 8am onwards, barometric pressure moderately high and stable, noon air and sea temperature 51F]


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25 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.8, Long -12.5

1.45pm: Altered course S40W, Log 69.8 to intercept steamer.

3.50pm: Challenged HMS “Andes” and received reply.

3.45pm: Sighted steamer, challenged and received reply.

4.23pm: Altered course N68W to close HMS “Hildebrand”.

4.50pm: Stopped. Sea boat away.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters - Read Warrant No 15.

5.10pm: Boat returned with ratings and hoisted.

5.15pm: Proceeded N21E, 50 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 274 miles]

[Current Set 345 degrees Drift 22 miles]


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26 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.3, Long -11.6

10.0pm: Signalled HMS “Motagua”.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 279 miles]

[Current Set 30 degrees Drift 6 miles]

[Nothing much happening on patrol, while zig-zagging to and fro, weather quiet, barometric pressure still fairly high]


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27 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.6, Long -12.3

5.0am: Altered course S70W to intercept steamer.

5.20am: Boarded Russian steamer "Souchun" [Lat] 61 07 N - [Long] 11 43 W. Boarding Officer Sub Lieutenant Hutton.

6.0am: Hoisted boat and proceeded S30E, 50 Revs.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.45am: Divine Service.

11.30pm: Challenged by HMS "Alcantara" and exchanged pendants.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 264 miles]

[Current 279 degrees 7 miles]

[Fog and mist in afternoon, barometric pressure starting to fall]


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28 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.9, Long -11.6

2.0pm: Challenged HMS “Orcoma” and exchanged pendants.

6.38pm: Altered course S55E to intercept Danish schooner "N Hansen" - Found to have Flag of day flying.

7.18pm: Resumed patrol Course S13W, Log 39.3.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 243 miles]

[Current Set 270 degrees Drift 4 miles]


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29 June 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.7, Long -11.4

Noon: Challenged by HMS "India" and exchanged pendants.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters - Hands paid quarterly settlements.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 291 miles]

[Current Set 260 degrees Drift 3 miles]


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30 June 1915

From Patrol to Glasgow

Lat 56.4, Long -8.3

3.55am: Sighted HMS “Motagua”. Challenged and received reply.

[Sounding at 9.0am and 9.30am]

9.40am: Challenged by HMS “Patia” and exchanged Pendants.

2.28pm: Skerryvore Light House 53 degrees, distant 13.5 miles.

5.50pm: Oversay Island Light House 97 degrees.

6.10pm: Oversay Island Light House 90 degrees. Distant 7.5 miles.

6.30pm: Signalled Oversay - Ordered to proceed to No 22 Berth - Princes Dock.

8.30pm: Otter Rock 360 degrees, distant 4.5 miles.

9.40pm: Observed Mull of Cantyre bearing 168 degrees.

10.20pm: Altered course to round Mull of Cantyre.

10.45pm: Mull of Cantyre abeam. Signalled station.

11.30pm: Altered course N78E Sanda Island Light North (T) Distant 3 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 319 miles]

[Current Set 165 degrees Drift 12 miles]

[Coal remaining 124.0 tons]


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LOGS FOR JULY 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log, Approved by GE Corbett, Commander]

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[Right hand side of cover for July 1915, signed by WP Clifton Mogg Lieutenant RNR Navigating Officer]

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1 July 1915

From Patrol Area to Glasgow

Lat 56.0, Long -4.8 [estimated from information in log]

1.22am: Pladad [Pladda] Light 270 degrees x Holy Island Light 324 degrees, altered course N15E.

3.55am: Passed through boom defence and boarded Pilot.

4.37am: Anchored in 10 fathoms, veered to 45 fathoms.

8.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for docking.

[Draft of Water Arriving Greenock: Forward 19’ 3”, Aft 24’ 00”]

11.0am: Hove up anchor and swung ship for compass adjustment.

1.0pm: Completed Adjustment and proceeded up river, two tugs in attendance.

5.0pm: Entered Princes Dock.

6.35pm: Made fast in berth 22.

7.30pm: 1 Sub Lieutenant and 4 Ratings from Hilary (Prize Crew) joined up.

8.30pm: Leave for Starboard watch from 8.30pm till 9pm on Wednesday next [on this Thursday].

[Course and Distance made good: Various 180 miles]


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2 July 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

7.0am: Hands rig No II Derrick.

am: One RNR Rating joined ship. Discharged one prisoner to Chatham barracks.

1.30pm: Leave for boys till 9.30pm.

5.30pm: Leave to part of Port watch from 5.30pm till 8am.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 19 miles]


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3 July 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

8.45am: Hands painting fore bridge and as required.

pm: Leave to boys till 7pm. Leave to part of watch till 8am.


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4 July 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

10.30am: Church Parties ashore. RC’s [Roman Catholics] to HMS Changuinola for service. C [Church] of England and Wesleyans ashore for service.

pm: Leave for First part of watch.

4.30pm: Finished coaling. [but no indication when coaling started or amount taken]

6.30pm: Pilot on board.

6.40pm: Unmoored and proceeded towards Queens Dock. Two tugs in attendance.

8.15pm: Moored in Berth 29 Queen’s Dock.


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5 July 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

pm: Hands taking in stores. Leave for boys from 1.30 till 7pm.

5.0pm: Leave for Second Part of Watch from 5pm to 7am.


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6 July 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands cleaning ship and taking in stores.

pm: Hands taking in stores.

5.0pm: Leave for Part of Watch 5pm to 7am. Leave for boys 5 to 7 pm.


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7 July 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed as required and taking in stores.

pm: Hands taking in stores.

8.0pm: Liberty men returned.


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8 July 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

7.0pm: Exercised Action.

8.0pm: Let go and proceeded out of dock.

10.50pm: Passed Dumbarton Rock.

11.35pm: Pilot left at Greenock.

11.50pm: Passed through [indistinct word] Boom. Set course for Cumbrae at 54 Revs.


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9 July 1915

From Glasgow to Patrol Area

Lat 56.1, Long -7.4

0.5am: Cumbrae Light abeam 8 cables, altered course S15W.

4.20am: Sanda Light 360 degrees, 2.5 miles, altered course N45W.

9.57am: Altered course to Sink mine. 10.20am: Proceeded.

Noon: Signal Books inspected.

[Sounding at 7pm and 8pm]

[North westerly winds force 6 or 7 in pm, sea state rough to very rough in pm, misty later on, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 56F]


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10 July 1915

From Glasgow to Patrol Area

Lat 59.4, Long -10.8

2.40am: Challenged HMS Hilary.

Noon: Challenged HMS Virginian.

1.30pm: Challenged by HMS Patia.

3.30pm: Challenged by HMS Mantua.

10.30pm: Altered course to intercept steamer.

11.14pm: Stopped and boarded SS Oscar Frederick [? - very poor writing] Lat 61 2 N, [Long] 12 35 W. Sub Lieutenant Paterson boarding. Put Armed Guard onboard under Sub Lieutenant Norman.

[North westerly winds all day, force 7 at 4 am, force 5 thereafter, sea state very rough for most of day, barometric pressure falling, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 54F]


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11 July 1915

On Patrol Area

Lat 61.3, Long -12.5

0.30am: Hoisted Sea boat. 0.32am: Proceeded. Set course S80E, 48 Revs.

11.3am: Altered course to intercept trawler Pacific GY913 [Note this is the registration for Grimsby, probably this trawler].

11.20am: Stopped. 11.24am: Proceeded S2W, Revs 50.

[North easterly winds force 5 or 6 for much of day, with sea state rough or very rough for most part, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 52F]


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12 July 1915

On Patrol Area

Lat 61.2, Long -12.5

3.50am: Challenged by merchant cruiser and replied.

3.34pm: Altered course N9W to intercept trawler Sir James Recket [Reckitt] H432 [note - this is a Hull registration but the number does not match with this name, though there is a reference here to a ship of this name as H32. There is also a ship of this name registered as GY1203]

3.44pm: Stopped and Boarded trawler.

4.10pm: Boat hoisted and proceeded.

11.25pm: Challenged HMS Ambrose and exchanged Pennants.


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13 July 1915

On Patrol Area

Lat 61.0, Long -12.5

3.0pm: Altered course N7E.

3.15pm: Challenged HMS Changuinola.

5.0pm: Altered course S1W.

5.45pm: Challenged HMS Changuinola.

[North easterly winds force 4 or 5 from noon onwards, noon air and sea temperature 52F]


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14 July 1915

On Patrol Area

Lat 61.1, Long -12.5

[Nothing much happening on patrol. All log entries shown as an example:]

2.0am: Altered course N1E.

5.0am: Altered course S1W.

8.0am: Altered course N1E.

10.0am: Divisions. Physical Drill.

10.30am: Boys at school and signal instructions.

11.0am: Altered course S1W.

Noon: W/T and Signal books mustered and found correct.

2.0pm: Altered course N1E.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters. Hands mustered in life-belt.

5.20pm: Altered course S1W.

8.0pm: Altered course N1E.

11.0pm: Altered course S1W.

[North easterly winds force 4 until 6pm, then force 3 with rain]


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15 July 1915

On Patrol Area

Lat 61.2, Long -12.5

8.15am: Altered course N41W to intercept trawler.

8.45am: Stopped and boarded trawler “Hermione” H992, Lat 60 53 N, Long 12 19 W. Sub Lieutenant Bluson [? writing difficult to read] boarding officer.

9.25am: Proceeded N1E.

10.30am: General Quarters and 1” aiming target practice.

11.53am: Proceeded.

4.15pm: Challenged HMS “Digby”.

6.30pm: HMS Mantua made pennants [?] for HMS Digby and Otway.

10.54pm: Challenged HMS Andes.

[Rain and showers during am, noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 51F]


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16 July 1915

On Patrol Area

Lat 61.1, Long -12.6

2.0am: Altered course North, challenged by HMS Ambrose.

5.10am: Challenged HMS Ambrose.

10.10am: General Quarters. Dropped target and carried out 1” aiming Practice. Target lost.

10.35am: Resumed courses and speed (North 50 Revs).

11.0am: Dispersed.


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17 July 1915

On Patrol Area

Lat 60.7, Long -12.1

8.0am: Altered course North. Challenged HMS Victorian.


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18 July 1915

On Patrol Area

Lat 61.0, Long -12.4

9.50am: Challenged armed Merchant cruiser.

10.50am: Divine Service.

[Weather unremarkable, nothing else of note in log, just patrolling to and fro]


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19 July 1915

On Patrol Area

Lat 61.2, Long -12.5

1.17pm: Increased to 45 Revs. Fog lifted.

[Log records an unusually large number of changes in course and speed today, though nothing else of note. South easterly winds force 5 to 7 in am, with sea state rough to very rough. Rain and mist in am, winds dropping in pm, thick fog on and off, barometric pressure relatively low, peak temperature 57F at 4pm, sea temperature 54F]


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20 July 1915

On Patrol Area

Lat 61.0, Long -12.2

7.0am: Fog lifted. Increased to 50 Revs.

6.20pm: Altered course to Intercept 4 Masted Barque “Serleren” [?] Norwegian.

6.40pm: Stopped and boarded ship [Lat] 60 40 N, [Long] 12 00 W. Ship sent in to Kirkwall with armed Guard Sub Lieutenant Conway in charge.

7.17pm: Boat hoisted, proceeded S1E, 50 Revs.

[Mist and fog all am, misty again in mid pm]


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21 July 1915

On Patrol Area

Lat 60.9, Long -12.1

3.57am: Challenged by HMS Otway.

10.0am: Course and speed various. Stopped and boarded HMS Columbella. Armed Guard and Sub Lieutenant Norman rejoined ship. Proceeded 50 Revs, N45W.

4.50pm: Exercise Action and 1” Electric aiming Practice.

5.51pm: Picked up target and resumed patrol S1E, 50 Revs.


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22 July 1915

On Patrol Area

Lat 60.8, Long -12.1

[Log just records routine matters and changes in course every 3 hours. Mist and drizzle in am, passing showers in pm, noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 53F]


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23 July 1915

On Patrol Area

Lat 60.8, Long -12.1

1.4am: Altered course N75E to Intercept Danish Topsail Schooner Henry Brooke [Lat] 60 40 N, [Long] 11 46 W.

1.15am: Stopped and boarded.

2.0am: Boat hoisted, proceeded S1E 50 Revs.

10.5am: General Quarters. 1” Electric aiming Target Practice.

11.5am: Picked up target S1E, 50 Revs.

1.0pm: Challenged HMS Victorian.

1.50pm: Stopped and picked up derelict Target. 1.55pm: Proceeded.

5.10pm: Challenged HMS Patia.

9.20pm: Challenged HMS Motagua.


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24 July 1915

On Patrol Area

Lat 58.5, Long -9.9

2.5pm: Challenged HMS Vanguard.

7.10pm: Challenged HMS Alcantara.


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25 July 1915

On Patrol Area

Lat 58.5, Long -9.9

9.5pm: Altered course S45E to intercept Sailing ship.

9.44pm: Altered course S45E. Signalled Norwegian SV Clan Graham.

[Still patrolling to and fro in unremarkable weather, noon temperature 60F, sea temperature 56F]


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26 July 1915

On Patrol Area

Lat 58.2, Long -10.5

5.20am: Challenged HMS Sappho.

6.45am: Altered course S34E. Signalled instructions to HMS Sappho.

7.0am: Proceeded S61W to new patrol, 50 Revs.

10.30am: Challenged HMS Ajax.


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27 July 1915

On Patrol Area

Lat 58.2, Long -10.5

7.15am: Altered course S67E to intercept steamer.

7.35am: Stopped and boarded French SS Aline Montreuil. Position [Lat] 57 46 N, [Long] 10 00 W.

8.10am: Boat hoisted and proceeded.

10.0am: Divisions. Gunlayers at deflection teacher.

3.0pm: Challenged HMS India.

5.38pm: Stopped and boarded trawler Princess Victoria, [Lat] 57 43 N, [Long] 9 54 W.

5.50pm: Boat hoisted. 6.7pm: Proceeded 50 Revs.


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28 July 1915

On Patrol Area [though actually heading back to Glasgow]

Lat 56.2, Long -7.6 [Very approximate position as no positions given in log today]

4.30am: Challenged HMS Arlanza.

9.10am: Sighted Enemy Submarine. General Quarters.

9.30am: Submarine Submerged.

9.54am: Increased to 54 Revs.

am: Men at General Quarters until Noon. When vigilant watches were resumed.

10.20pm: Mull of Cantyre abeam 0.5 miles.

10.45pm: Challenged by HMS Stour [probably].


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29 July 1915

From Patrol to Glasgow and at Glasgow.

Lat 55.9, Long -4.6 [Position estimated from information in log - which just indicates “Proceeding up River Clyde”]

0.40am: Pladda Island abeam 2 miles.

2.25am: Cumbrae Light abeam. Signalled Toward Point.

3.30am: Cloch Point abeam. Passed through boom defence.

3.40am: Boarded pilot.

4.5am: Let go port anchor. 4.8am: Brought up with 45 fathoms in 13 fathoms.

am: Hands preparing ship for docking.

11.29am: Hove up anchor and proceeded up river slow ahead.

0.17pm: Passed Dumbarton Rock.

0.35pm: Passed Bowling.

1.45pm: Eased down to await clearance of dock.

2.15pm: Entered Dock.

3.0pm: Made fast in Berth 21 Princes Dock.

6.10pm: Shifted to Berth 22 Princes Dock.

6.30pm: All Fast.


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30 July 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Tank party cleaning tanks, remainder as required.

pm: Leave to part of watch till 8am.

[Noon temperature 73F]


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31 July 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands cleaning ship and taking in stores.

pm: Leave for Second part of watch from 1pm.

pm: One Marine left ship to join HMS Russel [Russell]. One Marine joined ship from HMS Russel.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for August 1915]

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[Right hands side of cover, Approved by GE Corbett, Acting Captain, and WP Clifton-Mogg, Lieutenant RNR, Navigating Officer]

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Details of Barometer and Thermometers


Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid: Mercurial

Name of Maker and number: Padie AMO 695

Height of cistern above sea: 35 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer: Unknown


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship: On Bridge

Whether in screen: Screened -

Date

Maker and No: - From 1.8.15 - To - 31.8.15 inclusive

Casartell [Casartelli] Brothers 1 and 3 Dukes St, Liverpool


Thermometer for Sea Temperature

Date

Maker and No: - From 1.8.15 - To - 31.8.15 inclusive

J Hicks, 8, 9 and 10 Hatton Gardens, London MO 975


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1 August 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

9.30am: RCs [Roman Catholics] and Wesleyans to [HMS] Mantua for service.

10.30am: C of E [Church of England] Church service on board.

1.0pm: Leave granted to part of watch till 8.30am and to boys till 9.30pm.

[Coal remaining 46 tons]

[Noon temperature 65F]


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2 August 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

6.0am: Commenced coaling.

5.0pm: Leave granted to Port Watch till 8.0am.


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3 August 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am and 1.0pm: Hands employed taking in stores etc and as requisite.

4.0pm: Leave granted to part of Watch.

[Coal remaining 1360 tons]


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4 August 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

8.50am - 9.0am: Port Watch returned from leave.

10.0am: Sergeant RM joined ship from RM Barracks Chatham.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and receiving stores. Four firemen discharged on shore.

3.0pm: 3 Wireless ratings joined ship from [HMS] “Royal Arthur”.

8.0pm: Granted leave to PO’s [Petty Officers] and Leading Seamen till 8.0am.


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5 August 1915

From Glasgow to Patrol

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

6.0am: 3 W/T [Wireless Telegraphy] ratings discharged from ship to join HMS “Iron Duke”.

10.0am: 8 Boys joined ship from RN Depot Chatham.

1.0pm: 2 Seaman Ratings and one signal rating discharged from ship to join Depot.

3.0pm: Hands Make or Mend.

5.0pm: General Quarters.

6.32pm: Stand By, cast off from wharf.

8.15pm: Cleared Dock and proceeded down River. Engines and helm as required.

8.55pm: Passed Bowling. 9.10pm: Dumbarton.

10.0pm: Arrive Greenock [probably] and discharged Pilot. 10.10pm: Proceeded down Firth of Clyde.

10.52pm: Increased speed to 54 Revs.

11.11pm: Set course S30W.

11.22pm: Streamed Log.

Midnight: Cumbrae Light abeam, altered course to S19W.


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6 August 1915

From Glasgow to Patrol

Lat 56.0, Long -7.9

1.0am: Holy Island Light abeam 2.5 miles off.

1.15am: Slowed for Engineers requirements.

1.33am: Altered course S79W. 1.50am: Recorded 54 Revs.

3.20am: Sanda Island Light abeam 4 miles off, altered course to N70W.

4.15am: Mull of Cantyre abeam 0.75 miles off, altered course to N20W.

11.0pm: Eased to 44 revs. Stopped zig-zagging.


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7 August 1915

From Glasgow to Patrol

Lat 57.5, Long -10.9

1.0am: Increased to 52 Revs and resumed zig-zag.

11.0am: W/T Signal books mustered and found correct.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters. Warrant No 18 read.

Midnight: Challenged HMS “Aster” and received correct reply.


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8 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 56.9, Long -11.1 [rough estimate, as positions not given in log today]

4.50am: Altered course to N83W to close HMS “Motagua”.

4.55am: Stopped and lowered boat. Engines and Helm as required.

5.25am: Boat returned with two ratings.

5.30am: Resumed Patrol, course N23W, 52 Revs.

1.0pm: Altered course N5W to intercept steamer. 1.12pm: Manoeuvring towards SS.

1.24pm: Stopped and dispatched boat. Boarded Swedish SS “Canton” of Sverige [Sweden]. Sub Lieutenant Conway boarding officer.

1.48pm: Boat returned and hoisted. Manoeuvred awaiting instructions for vessel.

3.10pm: Allowed SS to proceed.

3.20pm: Log streamed, course N28W. Position [Long] 11 19 W, [Lat] 57 07 N.

7.10pm: Ceased zig zag. 7.30pm: Reduced to 40 revs.

8.30pm: Increased to 50 revs and resumed zig-zagging.

10.30pm: Reduced to 44 revs and ceased zig-zag.


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9 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 57.6, Long -11.3

10.53am: Altered course to intercept steamer, log 85.2.

0.5pm: Helm as required. 0.13pm: Stopped.

0.20pm: Boarded Russian SS “New Russia”, BO [Boarding Officer] Sub Lieutenant Conway.

0.40pm: Course S73W, log 99.1.

7.20pm: Altered course East to intercept steamer.

7.55pm: Stopped and manoeuvred. 8.0pm: Boarded Russian SS "Katie". Position [Lat] 57 10.5 N [Long] 10 58 N. BO Sub Lieutenant Conway.

8.18pm: Boat hoisted, SS proceeded, course West, speed 52 Revs.

11.25pm: Reduced to 40 Revs and ceased zig zag.

[Current set N45W 12 miles in 24 hours]

[Mist and fog during am, noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 58F]


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10 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 57.1, Long -11.3

3.0am: Increased to 52 Revs and resumed zig zag.

10.0am: General Quarters. Carried out 1” aiming, various courses.

11.0am: Picked up target and proceeded.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters. Warrant No 19 Read.

11.0pm: Eased to 40 Revs, ceased zig zag.

[Rain and/or mist for much of day, noon temperature 60F, sea temperature 59F]


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11 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.6, Long -11.1

2.33am: Increased to 52 Revs and resumed zig zag.

7.0am: Altered course to East to intercept sailing vessel.

7.32am: Reduced speed. 7.50am: Boarded Barque "Bonchamp" of Nantes, allowing her to proceed. Position [Lat] 58 59 N, [Long] 10 52 W.

8.15am: Resumed speed. Course N22E.

am: Hands employed overhauling boats and provisioning them.

8.45pm: Sighted HMS “Arlanza” and exchanged Pendants.

10.7pm: Sighted HMS “Motagua” and exchanged Pendants.

[Weather unremarkable, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 58F]


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12 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 62.5, Long -13.2

5.10am: Challenged by HMS "Ebro", exchanged pendants.

6.15am: Ceased zig zag on account of fog.

7.44am: Increased to 52 Revs and resumed zig zag.

10.0am: Exercised 1” aiming.

10.50am: Picked up target and proceeded.

0.15pm: Eased to 40 Revs and ceased zig zag on account of fog.

4.45pm: Increased to 45 Revs, piped Evening Quarters. Exercised “Collision” and “Abandon Ship” stations.

[Sounding at 7.30pm and 8.0pm]

10.15pm: Eased to 35 Revs and ceased zig zag on account of fog.

[Mist then fog throughout the day, noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 54F]


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13 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 63.7, Long -14.1

1.35am: Altered course S53W to intercept steamer.

2.25am: Stopped and boarded British SS “Finchley” of London. Boarding Officer Sub Lieutenant G Paterson.

3.10am: Vessel allowed to proceed.

3.15am: Boat hoisted ship proceeded, speed 52 Revs, Course N4E. Log streamed. Approximate position [Lat] 63 28 N, [Long] 13 56 W.

[Sounding at 11.0am and 11.32am and again from 7.45pm to 9.0pm]

10.30pm: Commenced zig zag.

11.0pm: Ceased zig zag.

[Rain in early am, fog from 8am onwards]


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14 August 1915


At Patrol

Lat 63.8, Long -14.3

3.0am: Increased to 45 Revs and commenced zig zag.

4.30am: Sounded in 135 fathoms, mc [probably mud, clay] altered course S1E, ceased zig zag.

5.0am: Commenced zig zag,

6.30am: Reduced to 35 revs, ceased zig zag.

am: Saturday Routine.

[Sounding frequently from 11.55am to 0.30pm and again from 8.0pm to 8.50pm]

0.45pm: Resumed zig zag.

2.45pm: Reduced to 45 revs, and ceased zig zag.

4.0pm: Resumed zig zag.

5.0pm: Increased to 52 revs and ceased zig zag.

11.0pm: Resumed zig zag.

[Mist, rain or fog all day, noon air and sea temperature 45F]


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15 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 63.8, Long -14.3

[Nothing of note in log, just indications of changes in speed and course, sounding intermittently all day and zig-zagging from time to time, through the mist and fog, which persisted all day]


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16 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 63.8, Long -14.3

[Mist, rain or fog all day, sea temperature being recorded every 15 minutes from 2.0am to 3.30am (consistently 50F), and every 30 minutes all pm (when ranged from 44F to 51F)]


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17 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 63.9, Long -14.4

6.28am: Altered course S45W to intercept Trawler.

6.35am: Stopped and BO [Boarding Officer] Sub Lieutenant G Paterson boarded steam trawler GY654 [possibly Mollymawk] in [Lat] 63 28 N, [Long] 14 0 W.

6.55am: Proceeded, altered course S2W, speed 52 Revs.

10.0am: Divisions, Prayers and Physical exercise. Officers and Boys at Signal Instruction.

11.30am: Reduced to 40 Revs on account of Fog.

6.22pm: Altered course N50E to intercept trawler.

6.50pm: BO Sub Lieutenant Conway boarded trawler GY1200 [which would be Virgilia] in [Lat] 63 56 N, [Long] 14 23 W.

7.05pm: Proceeded N2E, speed 52 Revs.

[Mist and fog on and off today. Sea temperature being recorded every 30 minutes throughout the day, generally ranging from 45F to 52F, noon air temperature 50F]


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18 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 63.7, Long -13.9

5.45am: Stopped ship, BO [Boarding Officer] Sub Lieutenant Paterson RNR boarded Dutch Trawler “Tres Fratres” IJM194 [IJM being the registration for Ijmuiden] in [Lat] 63 26 N, [Long] 13 53 W. [Note: information on this vessel indicates YM194, for Ymuiden here]

6.35am: Hoisted boat and proceeded S2W, speed 52 Revs.

7.0am: Altered course S48W, sighted HMS “Alsatian” and exchanged pendants.

10.0am: General Quarters, carried out 1” aiming, various courses.

11.0am: Picked up target and proceeded N2W, speed 52 Revs.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters. Warrant No 20 read.

11.45pm: Reduced to 40 Revs and ceased zig zag.

[A rather clearer day, though misty in late am and at 8pm, when wind started to increase, up to force 6-7, from west, at midnight, when sea state rough. Sea temperature still recorded every 30 minutes, 50F to 52F all am, 45F to 53F in pm]


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19 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 64.0, Long -14.1

3.20am: Increased to 54 Revs and resumed zig zag.

8.0am: Stopped while Schooner "Yvonne" of Paimpol [a port in Brittany], France was boarded in [Lat] 64 24.5 N, [Long] 13 01 W.

8.37am: Hoisted boat and proceeded S77W, speed 52 Revs.

10.15am: Divisions and Physical Drill. Hands employed in cleaning ship. Marines at Bayonet exercise.

[Mist and rain through middle of day, westerly winds varying from force 4 to force 6/7 during day, sea state mostly rough or very rough. Sea temperature now just recorded with the same frequency as weather data (7 times a day). Noon air temperature 50F, sea temperature 49F]


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20 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 63.6, Long -15.2

10.0am: Altered course S77E. Exercised 1” aiming.

11.10am: Picked up target and proceeded at 52 Revs.

4.30pm: Challenged HMS "Andes" and exchanged pendants.

[Much quieter weather today, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 51F]


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21 August 1915

At Patrol

Lat 63.0, Long -14.7

7.10am: Reduced to 40 Revs, ceased zig zag.

8.45am: Increased to 52 Revs, resumed zig zag. Saturday’s routine carried out.

9.38am: Altered course NxW to intercept trawler [log] 68.7.

9.55am: BO [Boarding Officer] Conway boarded trawler “Seahorse” H533 in lat 62 45 N, [long] 14 45 W. [Note that H is the registration for Hull]

10.12am: Boat hoisted, proceeded N27E, 52 Revs.

[Westerly winds force 4 or 5 all day, misty for most of the time]


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22 August 1915

From Patrol to Glasgow

Lat 59.4, Long -12.2

9.55am: Reduced to 45 Revs, ceased zig zag.

10.15am: Increased to 52 Revs, resumed zig zag.

10.45am: Divine Service.

[Heading south all day, noon air and sea temperature 58F]


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23 August 1915

From Patrol to Glasgow

Lat 55.5, Long -8.3

0.38am: Ceased zig zag. Increased to 45 Revs.

3.45am: Increased to 52 Revs and resumed zig zag.

5.10pm: Oversay Light abeam, altered course S40E.

6.0pm: Course as required up Sound of Jura.

8.53pm: Steering to orders. 9.0pm: Mull of Cantyre abeam 0.5 miles, challenged and replied.

9.45pm: Sanda Light abeam 2 miles off.

11.05pm: Pladda Light abeam 4 miles off.

[Barometric pressure relatively high and steady, noon temperature 61F, sea temperature 60F]


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24 August 1915

From Patrol to Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

0.40am: Cumbrae Light abeam.

1.43am: Stopped. Boom defence closed.

2.0am: Passed Boom Defence.

2.5am: Cloch Point abeam, altered course N81E. 2.8am: Stopped while Pilot boarded. 2.20am: Proceeded.

2.33am: Anchored in 10 fathoms, 5 shackles to starboard anchor.

2.37am: Brought up and rung off engines.

9.10am: Pilot boarded, hove up anchor.

9.34am: Anchor apeak, proceeded half speed.

10.30am: Passed Dumbarton. 10.50am: Passed Bowling.

0.35pm: Arrived at Princes Dock.

1.15pm: HMS Moored in berth 14. Leave granted to Starboard Watch from 4pm.

5.0pm: Leave granted to part of watch.

6.0pm: 1 Rating discharged to HMS Victory.

[Coal remaining 220 tons]


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25 August 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

7.0am: Hands employed getting up cable.

9.0am: Hands employed ranging cable on quay and cleaning out tanks.

10.30am: 2 Ratings discharged to Hospital.

pm: Hands employed painting and as required.

5.0pm: Leave granted to part of watch and Boys.


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26 August 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and rigging port derrick.

am: Hands employed loading stores, painting, etc.

5.0pm: Leave granted to part of watch till 7.30am. Boys till 9.30pm.

[Temperature peaked at 63F at 4pm]


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27 August 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am and pm: Hands employed loading stores etc.

pm: Sub Lieutenant Bishop RNR joined ship.

6.0pm: Leave granted part of watch and Boys.

[Coal remaining 199 tons]


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28 August 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed loading stores etc.

5.0pm: Leave granted to part of watch and Boys.

[Coal remaining 1428 tons] [though coaling not mentioned in log]


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29 August 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Church Parties landed, RCs [Roman Catholics]. C of E [Church of England] and Wesleyans.

0.45pm: Church Parties returned on board.

1.30pm: Leave granted to second part of Port Watch till 7.30am, boys till 9.30pm.


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30 August 1915

From Glasgow to Sea

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

9.0am: All hands returned from leave.

am: 1 RNR rating joined ship. Hands employed stowing cables and loading stores etc.

2.45pm: Unmoored and proceeded, pilot on board and tugs in attendance.

3.20pm: Left Dock. 3.35pm: Increased to 30 Revs.

4.40pm: Passed Bowling. 4.55pm: Passed Dumbarton.

5.39pm: Stopped. 5.41pm: Anchored in 24.5 fathoms water with 3 shackles to port anchor.

8.55pm: Hove up anchor and proceeded.

9.40pm: Passed Cloch Point and Boom Defence. Increased to 54 Revs, set course S33W.

10.43pm: Passed Cumbrae Light.

11.10pm: Commenced zig zag.

11.43pm: Holy Island Light abeam.


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31 August 1915

From Glasgow to Patrol

Lat 56.3, Long -8.7

0.10am: Altered course S82W, Pladda Light abeam.

2.45am: Courses as required rounding Mull of Cantyre.

3.30am: Challenged by HMS “Tara”.

5.15am: Oversay Light abeam 4.5 miles off.

11.20am: Exchanged pendants with HMS “Patia”.

pm: Sounding wire carried away while taking cast. Lead and sheath lost overboard.

3.0pm: Stopped and boarded Swedish SS Jeddo in [Lat] 56 30 N, [Long] 9 21 W. BO [Boarding Officer] Sub Lieutenant Conway.

3.45pm: Hoisted in boat and proceeded N40W, 54 Revs.

5.0pm: Quarters, clean guns.

7.30pm: Challenged by HMS “Mantua”. Exchanged pendants.

10.25pm: Reduced to 40 Revs and ceased zig zag.

[Noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 57F]


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for September 1915, Approved by GE Corbett, Captain (Acting)]

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[Right hand side of cover signed by WP Clifton-Mogg, Lieutenant RNR, Navigating Officer]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 September 1915

From Glasgow to Patrol

Lat 59.8, Long -10.9

3.0am: Increased to 50 Revs, resumed zig zag.

6.0am: Challenged HMS “Changuinola” and exchanged pendants.

7.30am: Challenged HMS “Oropesa” and exchanged pendants.

1.15pm: Challenged HMS “Arlanza” and exchanged pendants.

3.15pm: Challenged HMS “Victorian” and exchanged pendants.

8.45pm: Challenged HMS “Patuca”, exchanged pendants.

Midnight: Eased to 40 Revs and ceased zig zag.


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2 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 62.4, Long -11.1

1.30am: Increased to 50 Revs and resumed zig zag.

1.45am: Passed HMS “Ebro” and exchanged pendants.

4.15pm: Altered course S44W to intercept Trawler.

4.50pm: BO [Boarding Officer] Conway boarded Trawler “Cadet” of Hull, H210.

5.05pm: Hoisted boat and proceeded N76W.

5.23pm: Dropped target for 1” aiming.

6.15pm: Picked up target and proceeded S70W, 52 Revs.

10.30pm: Reduced speed and ceased zig zag.

11.30pm: Increased to 50 Revs and resumed zig zag.

[Relatively quiet weather, noon temperature 45F, sea temperature 53F]


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3 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.3, Long -13.0

9.40am: Signalled Danish Schooner “Doris” [Lat] 61 20 N, [Long] 13 00 W.

10.20am: GQs [General Quarters], carried out 1” aiming.

11.20am: Picked up target and proceeded half speed, course SE to intercept steamer.

11.40am: Stopped while BO [Boarding Officer] Conway boarded Dutch Oil Tank Steamer “Barendrecht” of Edam.

0.20pm: Boat in. WT and Signal booked examined and found correct.

10.15pm: Reduced to 40 Revs. Ceased zig zag.

10.30pm: Log in. Stopped for Engine Room Requirements. 11.25pm: Proceeded at 40 Revs.

[Number on sick list: 1 Officer] [This is the first sick list entry for Orotava]


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4 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.5, Long -12.9

1.55am: Increased to 50 Revs and resumed zig zag.

10.0pm: Eased to 40 Revs, ceased zig zag.

[SSW winds force 5 or 5-6 from 6pm, with rain and drizzle, noon air and sea temperature 55F]


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5 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.2, Long -11.3

4.32am: Increased to 50 Revs and resumed zig zag.

10.36pm: Altered course Various to intercept vessel.

[Nothing much happening on patrol. Drizzle, rain, mist and fog at various times today]


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6 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 62.0, Long -10.9

0.48am: Altered course Various to intercept Russian Steamer (Tserera), allowed to proceed (Lat 61 55 N, Long 10 45 W).

3.30am: Increased to 50 Revs and Resumed zigs.

6.30am: Signalled SS Tserera.

10.0am: Dropped Target.

10.15am: General Quarters, Carried out 6” Battle Practice.

1.10pm: Picked up target. 1.25pm: Set course S24W, 52 Revs.

6.50pm: Altered course Various to examine Danish auxiliary Barquentine (Godbaal) [?] ([Lat] 61 30 N, [Long] 10 50 W). VO [probably Verifying Officer] Sub Lieutenant Conway.

8.0pm: Boat Hoisted, awaiting instructions.

9.45pm: Armed Guard put on board with Sub Lieutenant GA Paterson.

10.15pm: Boat returned and hoisted. Proceeded 40 Revs, Course N24E. Log Streamed.


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7 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.7, Long -11.0

0.45pm: Reduced to 45 Revs and Stopped zigs.

2.15pm: Fog lifted. Increased to 45 and resumed zigs.

3.30pm: Altered course S22W Sighted AMC [Armed Merchant Cruiser] Challenged and received reply.

6.15pm: Altered course N27E (114.6) and ceased zigs.

6.45pm: Challenged HMS Mantua and received reply.

7.0pm: Received ratings from “Mantua”.

7.12pm: Proceeded N26E.

9.0pm: Reduced to 40 Revs and ceased zigs.

[Number on sick list: 1 Officer, 1 Boy]

[Mist and fog all day, air and sea temperature 53F]


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8 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.5, Long -11.0

5.30am: Increased to 45 Revs and resumed zigs.

10.5am: Resumed zigs. Hands employed re-watering boats breakers [barricoes, see earlier reference]. Officers at Signals. Boys at seamanship instruction.

9.0pm: Ceased Zigs, Reduced to 45 Revs.

9.35pm: Challenged HMS Ambrose, and received reply. Eased down for Boarding.

10.0pm: Received Ratings from HMS Ambrose, hoisted seaboat and proceeded.

[Wind force 4 or 5 all day, with fog or mist throughout, noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 54F]


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9 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.5, Long -11.0

4.10am: Increased to 50 Revs and Resumed Zigs.

3.0pm: Eased to 40 Revs for fog, 3.15pm: Ceased Zigs.

7.45pm: Fog thinned, increased to 45 [revs]. Resumed zigs.

8.30pm: Ceased Zigzag.

[Mist or fog from 8am to 8pm]


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10 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.5, Long -11.0

5.15am: Increased to 45 Revs, Commenced Zigs.

6.0pm: Ceased Zigs, Reduced to 40 Revs.

6.55pm: Increased to 45 Revs, Resumed Zigs.

9.0pm: Reduced to 40 Revs, Stopped Zigs.

[For in early am and mist or fog from noon to 11pm, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 54F]


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11 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.5, Long -10.9

6.50am: Boarded trawler “Stalwart” Hull, H213 (Sub Lieutenant Norman), Lat 60 55 N, Long 11 3 W.

7.10am: Hoisted boat. Proceeded S24W, 50 Revs.

7.10am: Rotator and Log Line lost by fouling propeller.

8.0am: Streamed new Log.

9.0pm: Reduced to 40 Revs - Ceased Zigs.

[Number on sick list: 1 Officer, 1 Boy, 1 Stoker]

[Misty almost all day, noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 54F]


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12 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.5, Long -10.9

4.15am: Increased to 50 Revs and Resumed Zigs.

11.0am: Eased to 40 Revs, Ceased Zigs.

11.50pm: Eased to 35 Revs for fog.

[Course and Distance made good: S75E 11 miles] [It seems likely that this entry relates to currents rather than distance]

[Mist or fog, thick at times, from noon onwards]


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13 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.5, Long -11.0

5.0am: Increased to 50 Revs and Resumed Zigs.

10.30am: Boys at Signal Instruction, Officers and Midshipmen at Gun Stripping instruction. W/T and Signal Books correct.

3.7pm: Challenged HMS “Patuca” and Received Reply.

3.38pm: Surgeon Hull left to board Patuca.

3.40pm: Proceeded N22W, 50 Revs.

4.15pm: Log in, Exercised Nos 3 and 5 Lifeboats at sailing.

5.15pm: Boats hoisted and proceeded to “Patuca”.

6.15pm: Stopped Surgeon Hull returned from “Patuca”.

6.30pm: Proceeded S24W, 50 Revs.

8.45pm: Reduced to 45 Revs, and Ceased zigs.

[Number on sick list: 1 Officer, 1 Seaman]

[Fog then mist in am, clearing in pm, noon temperature 48F, sea temperature 52F]


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14 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.5, Long -11.1

5.0am: Increased to 50 Revs, Resumed Zigs.

9.0am: Sighted HMS “Alsatian” and Exchanged Pendants.

10.30am: Boys at Signal Instruction, No 3 Gun’s Crew at loading teacher.

9.0pm: Altered course S2W, Reduced to 45 Revs and ceased zigs.

[South easterly winds force 4 or 5 from noon, barometric pressure falling]


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15 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.0, Long -11.5 [estimated, as no position given in log]

5.0am: Increased to 50 Revs, Resumed Zigs.

10.25am: Altered course N45W to intercept Danish SS “Hekla”.

11.10am: Stopped and Examined “Hekla” (VO [Verifying Officer] Sub Lieutenant Conway), [Lat] 60 41 N, [Long] 12 56 W.

11.50am: Boat hoisted - awaiting instructions.

1.55pm: SS Hekla allowed to proceed, altered course S45E.

7.13pm: Sighted HMS Hildebrand and exchanged Pendants.

7.37pm: Eased to board Hildebrand.

7.47pm: Boarded to transfer Sub Lieutenant Paterson VO (Sub Lieutenant Conway).

8.15pm: Proceeded S86W, 50 Revs.

8.50pm: Reduced to 40 Revs, Ceased Zigs.

[Mist and rain during pm, sea state rough for most of day]


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16 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.8, Long -12.7

[Nothing of note in log as Orotava zig-zags to and fro on patrol. Northerly wind force 5 in early am, reducing and becoming southerly later, sea state very rough or rough almost all day, barometric pressure rising, noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 53F]


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17 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.2, Long -12.4

4.30am: Increased to 45 Revs, Resumed Zigs.

10.15am: Dropped target, Carried out 1” Aiming practice.

11.08am: Picked up target. 11.15am: Proceeded Course S5E, 50 Revs.

8.45pm: Reduced to 40 Revs, Ceased Zigs.

[Easterly winds increasing in pm, force 5 to 6 in evening]


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18 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.4, Long -12.5

5.10am: Increased to 50 Revs, Resumed Zigs.

3.35pm: Eased to 45 Revs. Challenged HMS “Mantua” and Exchanged Pendants.

3.45pm: Ceased Zigs.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters, Read Warrant No 21.

8.0pm: Vessel Hove to, Signalling HMS Mantua, Shipping Heavy Water.

8.15pm: Altered course N9E, Increased to 35 Revs, Left HMS “Mantua”.

9.30pm: Challenged HMS Digby, exchanged pendants.

[South easterly winds force 7 or 8 from noon onwards, sea state very rough to high in pm]


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19 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.8, Long -12.0

10.47am: Sighted HMS Digby, exchanged pendants.

3.20pm: Increased to 50 Revs. Parted company from HMS “Digby”.

[Number on sick list: J Nicholas, Greaser]

[Mist and rain all day, south easterly wind force 7 in am, reducing to force 5 in late pm, sea state high all am, reducing to rough later on, noon air and sea temperature 53F]


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20 September 1915

At Patrol [actually heading to Glasgow]

Lat 57.1, Long -8.3

8.0am: Commenced Zigs.

0.30pm: Hands Man and Arm Ship.

2.0pm: Altered course S14E - Barra Head abeam 11 miles.

3.50pm: Signalled SS “Manchester Engineer” bound West. [Note: there are two possible ships with this name, here and here]

8.1pm: Oversay Light abeam, distant 3 miles.

10.0pm: Otter Rock Light abeam.

11.42pm: Mull of Cantyre abeam, Courses Various.

[Number on sick list: A Gilham, Bosun]

[Currents in the 24 hours ending at Noon: Set and Drift N42E true, 30 Miles in 48 hours]

[Misty for most of the day, south easterly winds, very variable in force, generally between force 5 and 8, noon temperature 61F, sea temperature 57F]


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21 September 1915

From Patrol to Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

0.45am: Sanda Light abeam 2.5 miles ([log] 27.0)

2.20am: Pladda Light abeam 3 miles (49).

4.0am: Steering to orders.

4.10am: Cumbrae Light abeam. 4.40am: Skelmorlie Light abeam.

5.20am: Pilot aboard and proceeded.

5.42am: Let go Port anchor in 12 fathoms water veered to 45 fathoms cable.

7.0am: Motor boat left for Glasgow to fetch postman.

9.10am: Up Anchor and proceeded.

10.2am: Passed Dumbarton. 10.55am: Passed Bowling.

11.55am: Entered Princes Dock.

0.20pm: Made all fast to No 6 Berth. Draft [Forward] 20ft 3in, [Aft] 24ft 10in.

3.30pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7pm 27th September.

5.0pm: Leave for Second Part of Watch till 8am. Boys till 9.30pm.

[Coal remaining 104 tons]


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22 September 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed cleaning guns and as requisite.

am: Hands employed painting and as requisite.

1.30pm: Hands employed at Stores and as requisite.

5.0pm: Leave to First Part of Starboard Watch till 8am and Boys till 9.30pm.


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23 September 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

8.30am: Sub Lieutenant James Joined Ship.

am: Hands employed at Stores and Ammunition, and also as requisite.

pm: Hands employed taking in Stores and as required.

5.0pm: Leave for Part of Watch till 8am, Boys till 9.30pm.

7.0pm: Midshipman McKeag joined ship.


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24 September 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

3.0am: Finished Coaling [though this is the first mention of coaling this time in port].

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and taking in Stores.

5.0pm: Leave to First Part Starboard Watch till 8am. Boys till 9.0pm.

[Number on sick list: J Nicholas, Greaser]

[Coal remaining 1417 tons]


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25 September 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed cleaning Ship, Getting in stores.

10.30am: Discharged 1 Prisoner to HMS “Hildebrand”.

1.30pm: Leave to Part of Watch till 8.0am and leave to part of Boys till 9.30pm.


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26 September 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

10.15am: Landed C of E [Church of England], Wesleyan and Presbyterian Church Parties.

10.30am: Held RC [Roman Catholic] Service on board.

0.40pm: C of E Church Party returned.

0.50pm: Wesleyan Church Party returned.

1.30pm: Leave to First Part of Watch till 8am. Leave to Boys till 9pm.

6.30pm: 4 Boys joined ship from RN Barracks Chatham.


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27 September 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed cleaning ship, taking in stores, and as requisite.

5.0pm: Leave to part of watch will 11.0pm.


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28 September 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

2.5pm: Cast off from wharf and proceeded.

2.40pm: Left Dock.

4.5pm: Passed Bowling. 4.25pm: Passed Dumbarton.

5.20pm: Anchored off Greenock.

8.23pm: Anchor aweigh and proceeded - Engines and Helm to orders.

9.10pm: Passed Cloch Point and Boom Defence.

9.35pm: Passed Skelmorlie Buoy.

10:25pm: Cumbrae Point abeam. Set course S18W ([log] 12.1).

11.27pm: Holy Island Light abeam - distant 3 miles.


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29 September 1915

From Glasgow to Patrol

Lat 56.2, Long -8.7

0.12am: Pladda Light abeam.

1.41am: Sanda Island Light abeam.

2:28am: Mull of Cantyre Light abeam - altered course N20W. Signalled Pendants.

3:55am: Otter Rock Light House abeam distant 2 miles, altered course N75W.

5:25am: Oversay Island Light abeam - distant 5 miles.

8.0pm: Decreased to 40 Revs and Ceased Zigs.

9.10pm: Increased to 45 Revs. Resumed Zigs.

[Number on sick list: Ship Corporal, 1 AB RNVR, 1 Greaser]

[North easterly winds force 6-7 at 4pm, then reducing, sea state very rough at 4 and 6pm, noon temperature 47F, sea temperature 55F]


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30 September 1915

At Patrol

Lat 57.8, Long -11.7

9.26am: Boarded: HMS “Arlanza”.

10.3am: Course East.

11.2am: Boarded Norwegian Barque “Asvald”, allowed to proceed. [Note reference to this ship being salved on 7 October 1916 here]

9.46pm: Boarded British SS “Lucigen”, allowed to proceed (Lat 57 58N, Long 11 30 W).

11.23pm: Proceeded Course S9E, 45 Revs and resumed Zigs.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy Log, Approved and forwarded by GE Corbett, Captain (acting)

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by WS Colbourne, Lieutenant RNR, Navigating Officer]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.8, Long -11.9

7.12am: Challenged HMS “Oropesa” and exchanged pendants.

1.5pm: Challenged by HMS “Arlanza”.

2.0pm: Challenged by HMS “Changuinola”.

4.15pm: Engines and helm and courses as requisite boarding Norwegian Steamer “Ruth” and communicating with HMS Mantua.

4.43pm: Evening Quarters - Warrant No 22 Read.

5.35pm: Boarded HMS Mantua to transfer Orotava's Armed Guard.

6.0pm: Boat hoisted. 6.15pm: Proceeded on Course S22W.

8.0pm: Reduced to 40 Revs, Ceased Zigs.

[Number on sick list: 2 ABs RNVR, 1 Greaser, 1 Boy]

[SSE winds increasing in pm, up to force 6 at midnight, sea state very rough from 6pm onwards]


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2 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 57.6, Long -11.0

5.15am: Resumed Zigs.

11.52am: Challenged HMS “Hilary”.

0.15pm: Boat from “Hilary” alongside for transfer of dispatches.

0.20pm: Boat left. Proceeded N4E - 50 Revs.

10.45pm: Reduced to 40 Revs and ceased zig zag.

Midnight: Altered course N6W, Increased to 45 Revs and resumed zig zag.

[Rain, mist and drizzle in am, noon air and sea temperature 56F]


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3 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 57.9, Long -13.1

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Currents in the 24 hours ending at Noon: Set N45E Drift 7 miles]

[A quiet day on patrol, in unremarkable weather]


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4 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 57.8, Long -13.0

[Log just records changes in speed and course while zig-zagging to and fro in mist and drizzle almost all day]


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5 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 57.9, Long 13.0

[Another quiet day on patrol - all log entries shown here as an example:]

3.0am: Increased to 40 Revs.

4.0am: Altered course S7E.

4.45am: Commenced zig zag, increased to 45 Revs.

6.0am: Increased to 50 Revs.

8.30am: Altered course N7W.

10.0am: Divisions, physical drill. Junior Officers and Midshipmen at signal instruction, Boys ditto.

Noon: Altered course S7E. W/T and signal books examined and found correct.

4.0pm: Altered course N7W, log 103.4.

4.27pm: Reduced to 48 Revs.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters.

7.25pm: Reduced to 45 Revs.

8.0pm: Altered course N23E.

9.45pm: Reduced to 35 Revs and ceased zig zag.


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6 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.7, Long -13.4

[Currents in the 24 hours ending at Noon: Set N20E Drift 6 miles]

[Nothing of note in log, still patrolling to and fro, zig-zagging, in relatively quiet weather, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 55F]


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7 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.4, Long -13.8

[Southerly wind, increasing during day, force 5 from noon, up to force 6-7 at midnight, as barometric pressure falling. Sea state generally rough in pm, mist and/or rain for much of day]


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8 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.2, Long -13.6

10.0am: Eased to 40 Revs and resumed zig zag. Held up ship 2 degrees for leeway.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind and sea decreasing during day, sea state very rough in am, mist and/or rain until evening, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 54F]


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9 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.4, Long -13.5

5.35am: Increased to 45 Revs and resumed zig zag.

4.45pm: General Quarters and carried out 1” aiming practice.

5.47pm: Resumed course and speed N4E, 50 Revs.

10.0pm: Altered course N65W. Stopped to repair defects in main condenser.

11.0pm: Proceeded S23W.

[Currents in the 24 hours ending at Noon: Set N11E Drift 13 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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10 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.5, Long -13.8

[Currents in the 24 hours ending at Noon: Set N45E Drift 10 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Nothing of note in log, zig-zagging from 6.20am to 8pm. Misty all pm]


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11 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.4, Long -13.8

2.0am: Wind shifted suddenly to North-west and back to SW in heavy squall.

6.40am: Increased to 45 Revs and resumed zig zag.

0.10pm: Altered course to Intercept Danish Schooner “Niels”. Examined same and ordered her to proceed to Lerwick.

2.52pm: Proceeded S16W, speed 40 Revs.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters. Warrant No 23 read.

[Currents in the 24 hours ending at Noon: Set N25E Drift 11 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Barometric pressure falling all day, winds mostly southerly, mist and rain on and off. Winds increasing from force 4 at 8am to force 7-8 at 4pm, squally force 5-8 at 8pm and force 7-8 at midnight. Sea state very rough or high all pm, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 54F]


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12 October 1915

On Patrol

Lat 61.4, Long -13.7

6.40pm: Altered course N50E. Ship rolling and labouring heavily.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Nothing happening as Orotava patrols to the south of Iceland in challenging weather. Winds from S and W, force 6 or 7 almost all day. Sea state mostly very rough but very high at noon and high at 8pm]


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13 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.4, Long -13.8

10.30am: Officers at Spotting Table, boys at signal instruction.

7.30pm: Reduced to 35 Revs, ceased zig zag.

11.0pm: Ship Pitching and labouring heavily and shipping heavy seas forward.

[Currents in the 24 hours ending at Noon: Set N55E Drift 13 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Rain, heavy at times, on and off in pm, southerly winds very squally, force 5-10 at 4pm, force 6-8 or 6-9 thereafter, sea state very rough or high all pm, noon temperature 55F, sea temperature 53F]


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14 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.7, Long -13.3

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Another very squally day, winds from S and W, force 6 to 7-8 all day]


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15 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.3, Long -13.5

2.15pm: Challenged HMS “Patuca” and exchanged pendants.

4.15pm: Log rotator lost overboard.

[Another windy day, WSW force 5 to 8 all day, sea state high in am, mostly very rough in pm, barometric pressure rising, noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 52F]


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16 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.2, Long -13.6

8.45am: Communicated with Norwegian Barque “Mimosa”.

[Winds from S and W, force 5 to 7 all day, misty on and off, sea state mostly rough or very rough]


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17 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.6, Long -13.2

Noon: Challenged HMS “Digby” and exchanged pendants.

4.0pm: Eased to signal HMS “Digby”.

[Westerly winds force 7 at 4am, then force 5 or 6 until 4pm when dropped to force 4, sea state rough or very rough in am]


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18 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.1, Long -12.8

2.0am: Ceased zig zag.

6.0am: Increased to 45 Revs and resumed zig zag.

8.0am: Altered course SW to intercept Danish Barquentine “Maracaibo”.

8.18am: Stopped and boarded in Lat 59 54 N, Long 12 40 W. Sent vessel in to Lerwick with Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieutenant Bishop.

10.45am: Proceeded at 50 Revs. Course N2E.

[Weather quieter today, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 52F]


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19 October 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.6, Long -12.5

6.45am: Increased to 45 Revs and resumed zig zag.

9.55am: Challenged HMS “Changuinola”, exchanged pendants.

10.10am: Challenged HMS “Ebro”, exchanged pendants.

11.0am: Challenged HMS “Digby” and exchanged pendants.

0.45pm: Challenged HMS “Otway” and exchanged pendants.

5.40pm: Challenged by HMS “Victorian”, exchanged pendants.

7.16pm: Altered course S70E to intercept steamer.

7.55pm: Signalled SS “Brattaburg” [?] with armed guard on board.

8.0pm: Proceeded N54E. Half speed.

[Southerly wind force 4 all day, barometric pressure relatively high and falling slowly]


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20 October 1915

From Patrol to Glasgow

Lat 56.4, Long -7.5

9.16am: Barra Head in sight altered course South.

9.35am: Barra Head abeam 3 miles.

0.48pm: Skerryvore Light House abeam 9.5 miles, log 90.

4.40pm: Oversay Light abeam 2.5 miles, log 30.

7.15pm: Mull of Cantyre abeam 1 mile off, courses Various.

8.0pm: Altered course N84E. Sanda abeam 2.5 miles off.

9.30pm: Pladda Island Light abeam 3.5 miles.

9.52pm: Holy Island Light abeam 4 miles, altered course N20E.

11.10pm: Cumbrae Light abeam, steering to orders.

11.48pm: Skelmorlie Buoy abeam.


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21 October 1915

From Patrol to Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

0.14am: Passed Boom Defence. 0.17am: Cloch Point.

0.20am: Pilot M Bourlay boarded.

0.50am: Stopped and anchored in 12 fathoms to starboard anchor with 3.5 shackles.

5.0am: Watch employed in getting out Motor Boat and turning in sea boats.

6.0am: Postman and Steward landed.

7.55am: Stand by, hove short.

8.10am: Hove up and proceeded slow astern.

8.25am: Passed Princes Pier.

9.20am: Passed Dumbarton. 9.38am: Bowling.

11.15am: Stopped to await entering into Dock. 11.40am: Proceeded.

11.32am: Entered Princes Dock basin and canted ship.

0.15pm: Moored at No 1 berth Princes Dock.

1.10pm: Commenced discharging air-tight tanks and drums in order to reach ballast as Dry Dock Authorities required ship lightened.

4.0pm: Stopped for tea.

5.0pm: Resumed discharging.

6.0pm: Further discharging considered unnecessary, stopped the work.

9.0pm: All hands standing by to Dry-dock ship.

10.0pm: Received on board 1 Wireless rating from HMS “Eagle”.

11.10pm: Commenced working into Govan Dry Dock, stern tug in attendance. Engines and helm as required.

[J Scott Pilot]

11.45pm: Made fast in dock and commenced shoring.

[Coal remaining 173 tons]


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22 October 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

8.0am: Leave to Starboard Watch till am Wednesday 27.


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23 October 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

pm: Made and mended clothes. Leave to Second Part of Watch from 1.30pm to 8am.


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24 October 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

10.30am: Landed Church Party.

0.30pm: Church Party returned.

1.0pm: Leave to Second Part of Watch till 7.30am. Boys till 10pm.

pm: Painted ship’s bottom.


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25 October 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands blacking down rigging.

4.30pm: Leave to First Part of Watch till 7.30am. Boys till 10pm.


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26 October 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

1.0pm: Commenced to flood dock.

[Draught leaving Dry Dock Forward 21’ 7”, Aft 24’ 2”]

2.30pm: Ship afloat. 2.47pm: Hauled out of dock. 2.58pm: Clear of dock and turned ship round. Two tugs assisting.

[Pilot J Scott directing]

3.40pm: Alongside No 2 Princes Dock. 4.0pm: Ship moored.

5.0pm: Hands replacing tanks.


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27 October 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands restowing tanks and taking in stores.

2.45pm: Transported ship up the dock.

4.0pm: Ship moored stern to quay. Leave to Second Part of Watch till 8am. Boys till 10pm.

6.0pm: Commenced coaling from barges.


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28 October 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

5.0am: Coaling continues.

8.0am: Starboard Watch returned from leave.

10.0am: 3 Officers and 11 ratings (Prize crews) joined ship to await HMS Digby. One boy joined ship from Chatham.

am: Hands employed taking in stores and as requisite.

4.0pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7am.

7.0pm: Hauled ship alongside No 6 Berth.

7.30pm: Ship moored. Coaling continues.


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29 October 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

3.0am: Coaling continues.

am: Prize crews discharged to HMS “Digby”. Hands employed taking in Stores and landing cables.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and First Part of Port Watch till 7am. Boys till 10pm.

[Mist and fog for most of day]


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30 October 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

1.0am: Coaling continues.

am: Hands employed taking in new cables and stores.

10.0pm: Coaling continues.


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31 October 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

3.0am: Finished coaling.

am: Hands taking in provisions and stores.

3.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and Second Part of Port Watch till 11pm. Boys till 10pm.

[Coal remaining 1412 tons]


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for November 1915]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Captain and Navigating Officer as for October 1915]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 November 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed taking in stores and cable.

1.40pm: Received 500 tons of fresh water for deck use.

6.20pm: Unmoored and canted in dock. Pilot J Scott in charge, two tugs in attendance.

7.18pm: Cleared dock and proceeded down river.

8.30pm: Passed Bowling. 8.45pm: Dumbarton.

9.44pm: Discharged Pilot and Tugs at Greenock.

10.0pm: Passed Boom Defence and increased to 50 Revs.

10.30pm: Passed Skelmorlie Buoy, set course S27W.

11.08pm: Cumbrae Light abeam, altered course S20W.


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2 November 1915

Lat 56.4, Long -8.0

0.30am: Pladda abeam 4 miles off, altered course S61W, log 25.1.

2.26am: Sanda Island Light abeam, 1 mile off, log 49.

3.23am: Mull of Cantyre abeam.

6.38am: Oversay Light abeam 2.5 miles off, log 101.

10.0am: Skerryvore Light House abeam, 15 miles off approximately.

1.3pm: Barra Head abeam, distant 12.5 miles.

6.15pm: Reduced to 45 Revs and ceased zig zag.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 184 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barra Head Light House N24E 14 miles]

[Noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 53F]


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3 November 1915

Lat 59.6, Long -12.6

7.0am: Increased to 50 Revs and resumed zig zag.

[Sounding from 4.35pm to 7.10pm]

6.45pm: Reduced to 45 Rev and ceased zig zag.

[Course and Distance made good: N38E 238 miles]


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4 November 1915

Lat 63.4, Long -8.8

7.0am: Increased to 50 Revs and commenced zig zag.

2.0pm: Challenged by HMS “Otway”.

2.45pm: Stopped and transferred ratings to HMS “Otway”.

3.0pm: Proceeded N67E, 50 Revs.

6.25pm: Reduced to 45 Revs and ceased zig zag.

[Course and Distance made good: N25E 253 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Myggenoes [Myggenaes] Light S22E 51 miles]

[Noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 47F]


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5 November 1915

Lat 66.2, Long -1.8

7.15am: Increased to 50 Revs and resumed zig zag.

10.0am: Divisions, Prayers and Physical exercise. Hands employed shifting wines and spirits [probably].

4.45pm: Reduced to 42 Revs and ceased zig zag.

[Course and Distance made good: N46E 247 miles]

[Westerly winds force 4 or 5 in pm, barometric pressure falling during day, noon air and sea temperature 43F]


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6 November 1915

Lat 69.2, Long 5.5

[Note at top of page: Clocks 40 minutes fast of GMT]

0.30am: Put clocks on 40 minutes, ie 40 minutes fast of GMT [Greenwich Mean Time].

7.40am: Increased to 50 Revs and resumed zig zag.

4.0pm: Reduced to 45 Revs and ceased zig zag.

[Course and Distance made good: N43E 244 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Barometric pressure falling slowly, noon temperature 37.5F, sea temperature 45F]


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7 November 1915

Lat 71.4, Long 15.8

1.0am: Put clocks on 40 minutes ie 1 hour 20 minutes fast of GMT.

7.30am: Increased to 45 Revs and resumed zig zag.

10.45am: Divine Service.

4.0pm: Ceased zig zag.

6.0pm: Reduced to 42 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: N57.75E 247 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Winds force 4 or 5 in am, force 6 in pm, from ESE, sea state very rough by midnight, noon temperature 35F, sea temperature 43F]


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8 November 1915

Lat 72.6, Long 24.7

2.0am: Clocks put on 40 Minutes, ie 2 hours fast of GMT.

3.0pm: Hands employed cleaning decks.

5.0pm: Eased to 45 revs and ceased zig zag.

[Course and Distance made good: N66E 179 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind SE by E force 6 in early am, with sea state very rough, wind and sea moderating later, noon temperature 25.5F, sea temperature 38F. Noted in log in column for Wet Bulb temperature “Thermometer supplied does not register below 30 degrees F”]


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9 November 1915

Lat 71.1, Long 34.6

2.0am: Clocks put on 40 minutes ie 2 hours 20 minutes fast of GMT.

10.0am: Hands employed clearing ice from decks.

[Sounding at 11.0am and Noon]

pm: 1 deep sea lead sinker lost overboard while sounding.

4.0pm: Ceased zig zag.

11.0pm: Sounding every two hours.

[Course and Distance made good: N63.75E 206 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Yukanskie Island S29.5E 210 miles]

[Winds force 5 or 6 from 4am to 6pm, sea state rough or very rough during this period. Snow from 4am to 4pm, noon temperature 27.5F, sea temperature 37F. Sea temperature being recorded hourly from 6pm onwards]


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10 November 1915

Lat 68.1, Long 39.6

[Note at top of page: Clocks 2 hours 20 minutes fast of GMT]

5.0am: Observed and challenged two trawlers.

6.30am: Course and speed as required awaiting trawlers at rendezvous.

8.0am: Exchanged pendants with HM Trawlers “Bombardier” and “St Cyr”.

8.25am: Embarked from former, Navigating Officer of HMS “Arlanza”.

8.50am: Proceeded for Svyatonoskaya [Sviatonosk] Bay, course and speed as necessary astern of trawlers sweeping.

10.35am: Svyatoi Nos [Sviatoi Noss] Light House S32E, 5 miles off, altered course S7W.

Noon: Off Entrance to Yukanski Inlet. Trawlers finished sweeping and proceeded.

0.12pm: Entered Yukanskie Harbour, engines and helm as required.

0.57pm: Anchored in 14 fathoms with 4.5 shackles to starboard anchor. HMS under banked fires.

[Anchored in Yukanskie Harbour, bearing SE end of Salni [Island] [Ostrov Sal’nyy] N40E 4.5 cables.

pm: Hands employed topping derricks etc.

pm: Hands and working Party from “Arlanza” transferring stores from “Orotava” into three trawlers.

10.15pm: Ceased discharging for the night. Trawlers left.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 207 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Medvyezhi Ben S15E 1 mile]

[Coal remaining 893 tons]

[Snow, heavy at times, all day, sea temperature at 8am 36F, noon air temperature 25F]


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11 November 1915

Lat 68.1, Long 39.5

[Anchored in Yukanskie Harbour] [Note Yukanski or Yukanskie is modern-day Ostrovnoy]

7.0am: Hands turned to and resumed discharging stores into Trawlers, also two lengths cables.

9.0am: Supplied to HMS Arlanza 2 shackles of cable.

10.0am: Also receiving Cordite from “Arlanza”.

pm: Hands employed receiving ammunition from HMS “Arlanza”.

6.20pm: Finished receiving ammunition.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Snow in early am and late pm, noon temperature 12F, sea temperature 31F]


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12 November 1915

Lat 68.1, Long 39.5

[Clocks 2 hours 20 minutes fast of GMT]

[Anchored in Yukanskie Harbour]

0.30am: Veered 15 fathoms on Starboard anchor.

8.0am: Hands employed shackling port cable to anchor and as required.

10.0am: Hands employed receiving baggage from Trawlers.

3.0pm: Joined for passage Russian Admiral Roussinou and staff of four officers and servant, three Russian Military officers, 2 British military officers and one lady.

4.0pm: Hands employed swinging in boats etc.

5.0pm: Joined ship for passage - Captain D Norris RN, 29 Officers, 1 WO [Warrant Officer] and 221 ratings of HMS “Arlanza”.

10.0pm: Watch securing boats.

[Snow in early am, barometric pressure falling all day, noon air and sea temperature 30F]


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13 November 1915

Lat 68.2, Long 39.7

[Clocks 2 hours 20 minutes fast of GMT]

[Anchored in Yukanskie Harbour]

1.0am: Watch securing boats.

8.0am: Hands and Carpenters employed securing boats etc.

8.30am: Commenced heaving up anchor when windlass broke down.

8.50am: Let go starboard anchor in 10 fathoms, 3.5 shackles.

9.52am: Windlass temporarily repaired, hove up anchor.

10.40am: Anchor aweigh, proceeded out of Yukanskie Harbour. Engines and helm as required, astern of trawlers sweeping.

11.13am: Course N15W. 11.50am: Svyatoi Nos Light House bearing East magnetic, 3.5 miles distant. Engines as required.

Noon: W/T and signal books examined and found correct.

[Draft leaving Yukanskie Harbour Forward 22ft 9in, Aft 26ft 0in]

3.10pm: Trawlers finished sweeping and parted company.

3.20pm: Proceeded N15W, 45 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: 8 miles]

[Barometric pressure rising in pm, noon temperature 36.5F, sea temperature 37F]


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14 November 1915

Lat 71.6, Long 35.0

[Note at top of page: After 7.30pm Clocks 1 hour 50 minutes fast of GMT]

7.50am: Increased to 50 revs and resumed zig zag.

10.15am: Divisions.

11.0am: Divine Service.

11.30am: Practised “Abandon ship” stations.

4.0pm: Ceased zig zag. Evening Quarters. Clocks put back fifteen minutes.

7.30pm: Clocks put back fifteen minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N25.25W 228 miles]

[North easterly winds force 4-6 from 8pm, with sea state rough, snow at midnight, noon temperature 24F, sea temperature 35F]


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15 November 1915

Lat 72.6, Long 21.6

[Note at top of page: After 7.30pm Clocks 1 hour fast of GMT]

5.0pm: Clocks put back 25 minutes.

7.20pm: Clocks put back 25 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 270 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[North easterly winds force 5 or 6 all day, sea state rough or very rough, snowing until late evening, noon temperature 31.5F, sea temperature 40F]


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16 November 1915

Lat 70.2, Long 9.5

[Note at top of page: After 7.30pm Clocks 30 minutes fast of GMT]

8.45am: Commenced zig zag.

11.30am: Hands fell in for payment.

5.7pm: Clocks put back 15 minutes.

7.15pm: Clocks put back 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S58.5W 271 miles]

[Snow and hail in late am, noon temperature 31F, sea temperature 41F]


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17 November 1915

Lat 67.5, Long 0.6

[Note at top of page: After 7.30pm Clocks showing MTG] [presumably GMT]

1.0am: Ceased zig zag.

10.0am: Divisions. Boys at seamanship instruction and school.

11.0am: Junior Officers at signalling. Hands variously employed.

3.30pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised fire stations.

5.0pm: Clocks put back 15 minutes.

6.30pm: Resumed zig zag.

7.0pm: Clocks put back 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S50.25W 257 miles]

[North westerly wind force 6 from 4am to noon, then decreasing, noon temperature 41.5F, sea temperature 44F]


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18 November 1915

Lat 64.6, Long -6.3

4.0am: Ceased zig zag.

8.0am: Resumed zig zag.

10.0am: Divisions. Watches at Physical and rifle drill. Junior Officers at Loader.

3.30pm: Evening Quarters. Warrant No 25 read.

5.15pm: Ceased zig zag.

[Course and Distance made good: S43W 244 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[South westerly wind force 4 to 5 from noon, noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 42F]


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19 November 1915

Lat 61.0, Long -10.8

10.0am: Divisions - Physical Drill. Boys at school - oilskins and seaboots mustered.

3.30pm: Evening Quarters - collision and abandon ship stations - General quarters.

11.0pm: Vessel shipping seas and spraying heavily forward.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 252 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Myggeones [Myggenoes/Myggenaes] N55E 113 miles]

[South westerly winds force 4 to 5 until 4pm, then increasing to force 7-8 at midnight, sea state rough or very rough from noon, increasing to very high at midnight. Barometric pressure relatively high and stable, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 48F]


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20 November 1915

Lat 55.3, Long -10.4

1.15pm: Challenged HMS Alcantara and exchanged pendants.

10.0pm: Commenced taking soundings.

10.48: Sighted Barra Head Light bearing S45E, discontinued sounding.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 194 miles]

[Southerly wind force 7 or 8 in am, SSW force 6 for most of pm, sea state very high at 4am then high until 8pm, barometric pressure high and rising, noon temperature 48F, sea temperature 50F]


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21 November 1915

Lat 55.1, Long -5.8

0.51am: Barra Head Light N71E, 9 miles, log 33, altered course S8E.

4.07am: Skerryvore Light bearing N82E, 7 miles distant.

5.50am: Dubh Artach Light bearing N86E, 14 miles distant.

7.30am: Passed HMS “Hercules” and exchanged pendants.

8.04am: Oversay Light abeam N87E, 4.5 miles distant (log 4), altered course S.

9.45am: Various courses steered for passage of Rathlin Sound.

10.15am: Exchanged pendants with TBD “Thorn”.

10.22am: Rue Point bearing North distant 1 mile.

2.22pm: Ailsa Craig S25E, 2 miles off (log 79.5), altered course N45E.

4.35pm: Cumbrae Light abeam.

5.0pm: Challenged by Toward Point and answered.

5.12pm: Skelmorlie Buoy abeam, log handed, reduced speed on account of fog.

5.50pm: Passed boom defence.

6.10pm: Received Pilot McPitton on board. Engines and helm as required.

6.35pm: Passed to starboard of Roseneath Buoy. Signalled HMS “Columbella”.

7.2pm: Brought up in 21 fathoms with 65 fathoms chain to starboard anchor.

[Anchored Tail of Bank off Greenock]

10.0pm: Anchor lights and Bell in accordance with regulations concerning vessels at anchor in fog,

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 231 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Mist then fog from noon onwards]


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22 November 1915

Lat 56.0, Long -4.8

[Anchored Tail of Bank off Greenock, Whitefarland Point S85W, 8.5 cables]

3.0am: Similar conditions.

6.30am: Watch hoisted out Motor Boat.

7.0am: Disembarked Russian Mission.

Draft forward 20 feet 3 inches, aft 25 feet 3 inches.

7.0pm: Disembarked 53 Mercantile ratings belonging to HMS “Arlanza”.

[Fog and mist in am, noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 47F]


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23 November 1915

Lat 56.0, Long -4.8

[Anchored Tail of Bank off Greenock]

0.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

1.45pm: Passed Dumbarton. 2.0pm: Passed Bowling.

3.45pm: Entered Princes Dock.

4.30pm: Moored at No 22 berth.

6.0pm: Piped leave for Port Watch until Monday am [on this Tuesday].

8.0pm: Leave for Second Part of Starboard Watch and boys.

[Coal remaining 274 tons]


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24 November 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

10.0am: 1 OD and 2 boy ratings joined ship.

am: Hands employed scraping ship’s side and funnels also clearing No 3 hold.

4.30pm: Draft of 23 men and 1 PO from Arlanza left for Devonport Barracks.

7.0pm: Hands discharging Arlanza's ammunition into wagons ashore.

8.0pm: Remainder of HMS Arlanza's crew left the ship, to entrain for their various depots.

[Misty through middle of day, noon temperature 33F]


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25 November 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

8.0am: Hands employed variously painting funnels, overside, etc, also taking in stores.

4.0pm: Leave granted to second part of watch until 7am.

[Noon temperature 43F]


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26 November 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

5.0am: Finished coaling [though unclear when it started and additional coal not shown in log until next day]

8.0am: Hands employed taking in stores.

1.30pm: Hands employed variously as required, shifting ship, etc.

2.0pm: Cast off from berth and proceeded in tow of two towboats.

2.10pm: While leaving berth ship touched port quarter of SS doing slight damage to catch fittings.

3.15pm: Arrived and moored at No 5 Yorkhill.

5.0pm: Leave granted to second part of watch until 7am.

8.15pm: WJ Heath Seaman RNVR returned from hospital.


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27 November 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

pm: Hands employed taking in stores and painting ship etc.

pm: Two ratings from Chatham Barracks joined the ship.

3.5pm: Shifted ship from No 5 berth to No 3. Draught 25’ 6”, Aft 26’ 0”.

[Coal remaining 1392 tons]

[Noon temperature 37F]


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28 November 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed putting old cable ashore into trucks.

1.0pm: Pipe hands to dinner and finished all work for the day [probably because this is a Sunday].

2.0pm: Piped leave for 1 part of watch until 7am. Boys until 9.30pm.


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29 November 1915

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

9.30am: Three RNR Ratings joined ship from Chatham Barracks.

11.0am: Four ERA’s [Engine Room Artificers] and three boys left ship for Chatham Barracks.

[Draft Forward 25ft 8in, Aft 26ft 11in]

pm: Hands employed taking in stores.

3.45pm: General quarters, ammunition up.

4.15pm: Unmoored and canted.

5.45pm: Remoored alongside Stobcross quay.

7.0pm: Sea watches kept.

[Fog then rain in pm, barometric pressure falling all day, noon temperature 31F]


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30 November 1915

Lat 60.0, Long -4.8

[Anchored Tail of Bank off Greenock]

3.0pm: Received Pilot McMillian on board.

3.45pm: Unmoored from quay and proceeded down river under Pilot’s directions, engines and helm as required.

5.28pm: Passed Bowling. 5.55pm: Passed Dumbarton.

7.0pm: Anchored in 16 fathoms with 4.5 shackles to starboard anchor.

Noon: Signal Books drawn.

0.25pm: Commenced heaving up anchor.

0.34pm: Anchor aweigh, proceeded, engines and helm as required.

1.16pm: Passed boom defence. Set course S34W, 52 Revs.

2.25pm: Cumbrae Light House abeam 0.5 miles off.

2.30pm: Commenced zig zagging.

4.0pm: Pladda Light House N52W 2.5 miles off, altered course S78W.

5.50pm: Discontinued zig zag.

6.0pm: Altered course N50W. Sanda Light bearing N.

6.35pm: Rounded Mull of Cantyre, altered course N16W.

9.31pm: Oversay Light abeam 3 miles (log 93).

11.35pm: Dubh Artach abeam 14.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 19 miles]


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for December 1915]

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[Right hand side of cover, approved by Captain and signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 December 1915

Lat 57.3, Long -10.4

1.55am: Skerryvore Light East 13 miles (log 39.25).

3.0am: Increased to 52 Revs and resumed zig zag.

11.0am: Vessel rolling 25 degrees.

5.0pm: Altered course N34W and ceased zig zag.

10.0pm: Heavy sea stove in one scuttle on Mess deck. Vessel rolling and shipping heavy water fore and aft.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect Course 258 miles]

[North easterly winds force 6 or 7 in pm when sea state mostly very rough, barometric pressure rising during day, noon temperature 48F, sea temperature 50F]


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2 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 57.3, Long -10.5

8.11am: Increased to 52 revs and resumed zig zag.

3.08pm: Altered course to intercept steamer.

3.27pm: Helm and engines as required while signalling SS “Bulysses” in Lat 57 44 N, Long 10 04 W.

3.55pm: Proceeded N40E, 50 revs.

5.30pm: Ceased zig zag.

[Distance run through the Water: 238.3 miles]

[E and NE wind force 5 for most of day, sea state rough from noon onwards]


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3 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.0, Long -10.1

[Nothing much happening today, all log entries shown here as example:]

2.40am: Altered course S22W, log 34.0.

6.32am: Altered course N22E, log 75.

7.45am: Increased to 52 Revs and resumed zig zag.

10.0am: Divisions. Hands employed cleaning ship.

11.0am: W/T and signal books examined and found correct.

11.30am: Altered course S20W, log 24.7.

11.40am: Reduced to 48 revs.

3.0pm: Altered course N52W.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters.

5.0pm: Altered course N6W and ceased zig zag.

6.0pm: Reduced to 45 Revs.

6.10pm: Altered course N4W.

8.0pm: Altered course S12E. Reduced to 40 Revs.

11.55pm: Altered course N4W (log 52.2). Increased to 46 Revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 231 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Soa Island St Kilda S77E 46 miles]

[North easterly wind force 4 or 5 for most of day, hail on and off, noon temperature 38.5F, sea temperature 49F]


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4 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.0, Long -11.2

8.0am: Altered course N4W, increased to 52 Revs and resumed zig zag.

8.30am: Altered course N8W. Saturday routine observed. Officers at Drill.

5.0pm: Mustered by ledger and paid monthly allowance to Ship’s Company.

6.0pm: Ceased zig zag and reduced to 45 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 247 miles]

[North easterly wind force 4 for most of day, snow and hail from time to time]


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5 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.3, Long -11.1

8.35am: Resumed zig zag.

11.0am: Divine Service.

5.47pm: Reduced to 45 Revs and ceased zig zag.

11.0pm: Engines racing.

Midnight: Ship Pitching heavily and shipping water forward.

[Distance run through the Water: 242 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Flannan Island Light East 108 miles]

[Wind and sea increasing in pm, easterly and squally force 4-7 at midnight, sea state very rough in late evening. Barometric pressure falling, noon temperature 39F, sea temperature 48F]


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6 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.4, Long -9.5

5.0am: Similar winds and weather.

9.30am: Electrician's workshop door stove in.

10.0am: Reduced to 35 Revs. One Common shell washed overboard.

4.30pm: Altered course S66E. Hands removed projectiles from forecastle head.

9.45pm: Eyebolt securing chain to barrel of steering engine carried away, changed to Hand steering gear

[Distance run through the Water: 130 miles]

[Easterly wind force 7 or 8 in am, with sea state from very rough to very high, south easterly winds in pm, from force 5 to 6-8 with sea state very rough to high. Barometric pressure relatively low but steady, noon temperature 39F, sea temperature 48F]


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7 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 59.8, Long -7.8

6.45am: Eyebolt on barrel of steering engine replaced. Coupled chain and resumed steering with steam gear.

3.30pm: Ship shipping water fore and aft.

6.45pm: Commenced turning on full speed.

8.50pm: No 3 seaboat washed out of Davits and lost.

Gunners stores lost in Seaboat: 1 Very’s Pistol, 1 boats’ quarter box, 5 Signal lights.

[Distance run through the Water: 87 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Butt of Lewis S34E 87 miles]

[Squally north easterly winds force 5 to 7 all day, with hail at times, sea state very rough to high throughout. Barometric pressure low but starting to rise, noon temperature 38.5F, sea temperature 47F]


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8 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.1, Long -8.5

List of stores lost in No 3 Seaboat: Water Barricoes 2; Axes 2; Biscuit Tanks 2; Bailer 1; Compass 1; Marline Spike 2; Hurricane Lamps 2; Crutches 20; Boats Ensign 1; Sea Anchor 1; Oars 14 foot 12; Anchor Grapnel 1; Boat Hooks 2; Oil Bag 1; Dropping Gear Mills Patent 1; Verys Pistol 1; Cartridges 10.

11.0am: Ship Rolling 20 degrees port and starboard.

10.0pm: Ship Rolling 30 degrees Port and Starboard.

[Distance run through the Water: 129 miles]

[Another challenging day on patrol. Northerly winds, mostly squally, varying strengths from force 5 to force 7-8 at various times, until 8pm, with hail and snow on and off. Sea state mostly rough or high. Barometric pressure rising, noon temperature 33F, sea temperature 47F]


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9 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.2, Long -9.6

4.0am: Ship rolling 15 degrees port and starboard/

7.0am: Ship Rolling 6 degrees.

10.15am: Challenged HMS “Virginian” and exchanged pendants. Ship rolling 16 degrees.

11.30am: Boarded “Virginian”. Noon: Proceeded N62W, 52 Revs.

0.45pm: Resumed zig zag.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant No 26.

5.30pm: Ceased zig zag and reduced to 45 Revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 202 miles]

[Winds northerly and easterly, force 4 or 5 for most of day, snow or hail all pm, noon temperature 37F, sea temperature 47F]


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10 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.3, Long -10.4

7.45am: Challenged by HMS “Patuca”, exchanged pendants.

8.38am - 8.50am: Manoeuvred ship close alongside “Patuca”.

8.50am - 9.0am: Sea boat lowered and returned from “Patuca”.

9.10am: Proceeded N86W, 50 Revs.

1.20pm: Altered course S50E to close HMS “Columbella”.

1.32pm: Altered course S55E. Signalled HMS “Patuca”.

1.50pm: Stopped and boarded HMS “Columbella” and received 1 rating. Ship Rolling 18 degrees Port and Starboard.

2.15pm: Proceeded N67W, 50 Revs.

5.55pm: Stopped and sounded in 1/200 [fathoms].

6.0pm: Patent log line and rotator lost by accident.

6.5pm: Proceeded N20W.

[Sounding from 6.50pm to 8.25pm]

8.3pm: Proceeded N78E log rotator lost by accident.

[Distance run through the Water: 222 miles]

[North easterly wind force 4 for much of day, snow at times, noon temperature 33F, sea temperature 45F]


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11 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.9, Long -11.0

8.0am: Resumed zig zag.

10.0am: Challenged by HMS “Cedric” and exchanged pendants. Officers at Squad Drill

11.24am: Reduced to 45 Revs and ceased zig zag.

3.0pm: Ship rolling 25 degrees port and starboard.

8.0pm: Ship Rolling 23 degrees port and starboard.

9.30pm: Altered course N56E (log 68.7). Engines dead slow.

10.30pm: Vessel head to sea.

11.30pm: Vessel rolling 15 degrees Port and Starboard.

[Distance run through the Water: 240 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sumbo Light Faeroe Islands N76E 128 miles]

[North easterly winds increasing in pm, force 5 to 8, with hail at times, noon temperature 34.5F, sea temperature 46F]


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12 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.4, Long 10.5

4.0am: Rolling 10 degrees Port and Starboard.

8.0am: Rolling 15 degrees Port and Starboard.

11.0am: Divine Service. Ship rolling 15 degrees Port and Starboard.

11.35am: Sighted and exchanged pendants with HMS “Otway”.

5.45pm: Observed light bearing N, altered course N10E.

[Distance run through the Water: 105 miles]

[Northerly wind force 7 to 8 in am, force 5 to 6 in pm, with hail and snow on and off. Sea state high in am, mostly rough in pm. Barometric pressure relatively high and rising, noon temperature 34F, sea temperature 46F]


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13 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.9, Long -10.9

8.45am: Resumed zig zag and increased to 50 Revs.

10.0am: Altered course N76W - Divisions - Physical Drill. Officers at Sword Drill - Boys at Signal instructions.

2.55pm: Altered course N7E (log 54.4) and reduced engines to slow to facilitate surgical operation.

4.24pm: Surgical operation accomplished, proceeded S73W (log 58.3) 50 revs.

5.30pm: Reduced to 45 Revs and ceased zig zag.

[Distance run through the Water: 222 miles]


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14 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.9, Long -10.8

6.0am: Altered course West (2 degrees for leeway).

9.15am: Increased to 50 Revs and resumed zig zag.

11.0am: Officers at Rifle exercise. Ship rolling 15 degrees port and starboard.

1.20pm: Reduced to 48 revs and ceased zig zag. Ship rolling 16 degrees Port and Starboard.

[Sounding at 5.23pm and 6.05pm]

7.18pm: Increased to 48 Revs and resumed zig zag.

11.0pm: Reduced to 45 Revs and ceased zig zag.

[Distance run through the Water: 227 miles]

[South easterly wind force 5 to 6 in am, moderating in pm, noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 47F]


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15 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 60.9, Long -10.9

8.30am: Increased to 50 Revs and resumed zig zag.

8.50am: Stopped for Engine Room defect.

9.8am: Proceeded N87W, 40 Revs.

9.50am: Challenged by HMS “Columbella” and exchanged pendants.

10.0am: Divisions - Prayers. Hands re-provisioned lifeboats.

11.0am: Officers at Squad drill.

6.30pm: Stopped and sounded in 0/257 fathoms and proceeded S86E, Revs 45.

6.45pm: Resumed zig zag.

[Distance run through the Water: 223 miles]


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16 December 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.0, Long -10.7

3.45am: Reduced to 40 Revs and ceased zig zag.

8.10am: Increased to 45 Revs and resumed zig zag

10.30am: Dropped target and practised 1” aiming.

11.35am: Picket up target and proceeded S89W.

2.37pm: Slowed engines and manoeuvred ship, boarding at 2.50 Hull Trawler “Cadet”.

3.9pm: Seaboat hoisted in, proceeded S85W, 50 Revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 231 miles]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 5 for most of pm, sea state rough at times, noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 48F]


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17 December 1915

Lat 61.7, Long -8.0

6.35am: Exchanged pendants with HMS “Teutonic”.

9.10am: Exchanged pendants with HMS “Cedric”. Altered course S68E.

9.50am: Manoeuvring, received 1 bag mail from “Cedric”.

10.10am: Proceeded S19E, 50 Revs.

11.0am: Increased to 52 Revs, commenced zig zag. Ship rolling 18 degrees Port and Starboard.

4.38pm: Sumbo Holm Light bearing North (true) 15 miles distant (log 74).

[Distance run through the Water: 224 miles]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 6 in am, force 3 to 5 in pm, hail and snow in am, clear weather in pm, barometric pressure rising, noon temperature 36F, sea temperature 45F]


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18 December 1915

[Going into Busta Voe, though not stated in log]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

5.25am: Esha Ness Light bearing S12E.

7.0am: Reduced to 40 Revs and ceased zig zag.

7.30am: Increased to 45 revs and resumed zig zag.

8.22am: Passed through boom defence.

8.50am: Anchored in No 2 berth with 4.5 shackles to starboard anchor in 15 fathoms water.

9.0am: Water boat alongside.

10.30am: Colliers “Excellent” and “Tonneley” moored alongside. Examined all coaling gear.

11.0am: Commenced coaling ship.

Noon: Stopped for Dinner.

[Anchored in Busta Voe No 2 Berth. Busta FS [Flag Staff] bearing N53W, 3.75 cables]

[Draft arriving: Forward 20ft 3in, Aft 25ft 0in]

1.0pm: Resumed coaling.

2.0pm: Surgeon Hull rejoined ship and Sub Lieutenant JH Hall RNR joined ship.

4.0pm: Stopped coaling - tea.

4.30pm: Resumed coaling, lost overboard 1 coal bag.

6.0pm: Stopped coaling.

10.0pm: Surgeon MacFarlane left ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 239 miles]

[Coal remaining 357 tons]

[Snow in early am and during evening, noon temperature 36F, sea temperature 44F]


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19 December 1915

[At Busta Voe, though not stated in log]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

7.0am: Starboard Watch fell in for coaling preparations.

8.0am: Port Watch relieved the deck.

8.10am: Resume coaling.

8.15am: HMS “Columbella” arrived and anchored.

pm: Lost 8 bags of coal overboard.

3.10pm: HMS “Otway” weighed and proceeded to Sea.

6.0pm: Stopped coaling.

7.0pm: Resumed coaling with ship’s crew only.

10.0pm: Stopped coaling. 798.5 tons aboard.

[Snow during am, noon temperature 33F, sea temperature 44F]


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20 December 1915

[At Busta Voe, though not stated in log]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

7.15am: Watch fell in and cleared deck for coaling.

8.10am: Resumed coaling. HMS “Changuinola” arrived and anchored.

8.30am: Received fresh water (boilers and drinking).

2.10pm: Collier “Excellent” cast off.

2.30pm: Water boat cast off.

3.15pm: Commenced taking drinking water from SS “Tonnely” [elsewhere given as Tonneley].

4.0pm: Finished coaling.

7.30pm: Water boat with water for boilers alongside.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Noon temperature 32F, sea temperature 44F]


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21 December 1915

[At Busta Voe, though not stated in log]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

3.0am: Finished receiving fresh water. Total amount received in port 225 Tons.

10.0am: Liberty men landed.

10.20am: Collier “Tonneley” cast off.

0.10pm: Liberty men returned.

pm: 4 armed guards and 4 officers passage to “Virginian”. 2 armed guards and 2 officers passage to “Hildebrand”. 1 rating passage to “Otway”.

pm: Lieutenant Hail RNR left ship, passage per “Duke of Cornwall”.

3.10pm: Hove short. 3.47pm: Up anchor. 3.50pm: Half ahead - manouvering, engines and helm to order.

4.20pm: Passed Boom defence - stopped to clear foul anchor.

5.0pm: Proceeded at 48 Revs. 5.5pm: Light House abeam.

5.30pm: Commenced Zig-zag.

6.5pm: Esha Ness Light East 3.5 miles distant, altered course N18E.

9.30pm: Muckle Flagga [Flugga] Light S18E, 10 miles Distant.

[Coal remaining 1275 tons]

[Rain all am, noon temperature 37F, sea temperature 44F]


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22 December 1915

Lat 61.2, Long -1.9

4.45am: Altered course to steamer on port bow - manouvering - engines and helm as required. Examined Norweigan [sic, Norwegian] SS “Skrien”.

5.35pm: Proceeded N18E.

1.15pm: Lat 61 00 N, Long 10 30 W. Lieutenant Paterson RNR sent on board SS “Drot” of Bergen from Baltimore to Bergen.

1.45pm: Despatched Sub Lieutenant Norman RNR with prize crew to take ship into Lerwick.

2.0pm: Boat hoisted in and secured. 2.5pm: Proceeded on patrol, log streamed. 2.8pm: Set course N66W.

6.0pm: Ceased zig-zag.

[Distance run through the Water: 222 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[South easterly wind force 4 to 6 in pm, sea becoming rough by midnight, barometric pressure falling, noon temperature 38F, sea temperature 46F]


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23 December 1915

Lat 60.0, Long -8.8

2.50am: Sighted vessel on port bow. Found to be a trawler proceeding NNW.

3.5am: Round by North to NE and back to course again.

3.45am: Finished manouvering. Maximum Roll = 27 degrees.

7.0am: Vessel rolling 10 degrees Port and Starboard.

3.0pm and 8.0pm: Vessel rolling 10 degrees Port and Starboard.

Midnight: Vessel rolling 15 degrees Port and Starboard.

[Distance run through the Water: 255 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[South easterly wind force 6 all day, with sea state rough, up to force 7-8 at midnight with sea state high. Mist and drizzle for most of day, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 47F]


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24 December 1915

Lat 59.9, Long -9.2

8.30am: Maximum roll 18 degrees Port and Starboard.

am: Saturday’s routine.

4.0pm: Rolling 8 degrees Port and Starboard.

[Distance run through the Water: 157 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Winds still south easterly, from force 6-8 to 6 all day, sea state high in early am, then mostly very rough, noon temperature 39F, sea temperature 47F]


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25 December 1915

Lat 59.7, Long -9.3

4.0am: Rolling 15 degrees Port and 20 degrees Starboard.

6.50am: Altered course West and reduced to 30 Revs in order to secure port anchor.

7.7am: Anchor secured, resumed course S58W, 40 Revs. Rolling 30 degrees Port and Starboard.

11.0am: Church Service [the only indication that this is Christmas Day].

11.30am: Maximum roll = 22 degrees.

1.0pm: Altered course S40E. Challenged and exchanged pendants with HMS “Hildebrand”.

1.5pm: Challenged and exchanged pendants with HMS “Virginian”.

1.26pm: Helm and engines as required for manoeuvering ship.

1.55pm: Transferred “Hildebrand’s” two armed guards into boat, proceeded to “Virginian” bearing N80W, 3 miles.

2.30pm: Transferred “Virginian’s” four armed guards into boats and proceeded at 50 Revs to turn.

2.55pm: Course N60W. Commenced Zig-zag.

5.15pm: Discontinued Zig-zag.

11.45pm: Handed Patent Log and found all clear.

Midnight: Maximum roll 10 degrees Port and Starboard.

[Distance run through the Water: 200 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[South easterly wind force 5 to 7 in am, with sea state rough or very rough, force 3 to 5 in pm with sea slightly less rough. Rain for most of pm, noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 47F]


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26 December 1915

Lat 59.9, Long -9.8

8.35am: Increased to 50 Revs and commenced Zig-zag.

11.0am: Divine Service. Rolling 10 degrees Port and Starboard.

3.10pm: Ceased Zig-zag, altered course N83W to intercept sailing vessel.

4.18pm: Engines and helm as required for manouvering.

5.0pm: Boarded Norweigan [Norwegian] barque “Skomvaer” and gave provisions for armed guard (2 officers and 4 men) Lieutenant Paterson Boarding Officer, Lat 59 30 N, Long 11 00 W.

5.34pm: Boat hoisted and proceeded.

[Distance run through the Water: 208 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Butt of Lewis S52E 130 miles]

[Wind now north easterly, force 4 to 6 all day, with sea state rough]


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27 December 1915

Lat 60.2, Long -9.1

Midnight: resumed Zig-zag.

9.47am: Altered course North to intercept ST [Steam Trawler] “St Denis” of Hull [H228].

10.15am: Stopped and boarded (Lieutenant Paterson), [Lat] 60 30 N, [Long] 8 45 W.

10.35am: Proceeded North 50 Revs to intercept steamer.

11.20am: Exchanged pendants with HMS “Victorian”.

11.30am: Altered course S60W and resumed zig-zag.

5.30pm: Ceased Zig-zag, altered course N66W. Reduced to 40 Revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 216 miles]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 5 all day, barometric pressure rising, noon temperature 37F, sea temperature 47F]


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28 December 1915

Lat 59.5, Long -9.0

8.0am: Resumed Zig-zag.

1.20pm: Altered course S72W to intercept steamer.

2.30pm: Stopped and boarded American SS “Maumee” in [Lat] 59 17 N, [Long] 9 32 W, Lieutenant Paterson, Boarding Officer.

4.0pm: Boat returned and hoisted in.

6.0pm: As requisite - waiting orders.

7.0pm: Altered course West and increased to 40 Revs and signalled to SS “Maumee” to proceed.

[Distance run through the Water: 225 miles]


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29 December 1915

Lat 59.7, Long -8.8

1.15am: Commenced Zig-Zagging.

5.25pm: Reduced to 40 Revs and stopped Zig-Zag.

[Distance run through the Water: 212 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[SE wind force 6 all pm, with sea state rough, barometric pressure falling during day, noon temperature 41F, sea temperature 47F]


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30 December 1915

Lat 59.3, Long -10.0

5.20am: Port steering chain parted - Transferred to hand steering gear.

7.0am to 7.25am: Altered course to S80W.

8.0am: Increased to 48 Revs. Vessel rolling 25 degrees Port and Starboard.

11.30am: Broken steering chain replaced with spare one, and steam steering connected up.

3.0pm: Altered course round by South to East and reduced to 40 Revs. Maximum roll whilst turning 36 degrees Port and Starboard.

6.0pm: Vessel rolling 33 degrees Port and 26 degrees Starboard.

7.10pm: Reduced to 38 Revs. Vessel rolling 36 degrees Port and 27 degrees Starboard.

11.30pm: Vessel rolling 20 degrees Port and Starboard.

[Distance run through the Water: 200 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Southerly wind force 5 to 8 during day, sea state rough to very rough all day]


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31 December 1915

Lat 59.2, Long -10.0

4.0am and 11.30am: Maximum roll 15 degrees Port and Starboard.

1.30pm: Vessel rolling 21 degrees Port, 28 degrees Starboard.

7.0pm: Maximum roll 15 degrees Port and Starboard.

8.0pm: Vessel rolling 14 degrees Port and Starboard.

9.0pm: Lost by accident elevating wheel of 6 inch QF, PII.

11.0pm: Maximum roll 15 degrees Port and Starboard.

[Distance run through the Water: 199 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Southerly winds force 5 to 6 in am, force 4 to 5 in pm, sea state mostly rough all day, rain in am, barometric pressure relatively low and falling until 6pm, noon air and sea temperature 48F]


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for January 1916, approved and signed by Captain, as before]

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[Right hands side of cover, signed by WP Clifton-Mogg, Navigating Officer]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.1, Long -9.3

Midnight - 1.0am: log foul allowed + 3 miles.

1.0am - 2.0am: Log foul allowed + 1.6 [miles].

3.0am: Ship rolling 15 degrees Port and Starboard.

3.0am - 4.0am: Log foul, allowed + 2.3.

6.3am: Observed vessel without lights crossing bows from Starboard to Port. Gun’s crews closed up and Captain informed.

6.6am: Lost sight of vessel bearing NE, altered course N45E, log 66.1.

2.55pm: Altered course S45W and increased to 45 Revs to intercept steamer.

3.30pm: Stopped and boarded SS “Otta” of Bergen in Lat 58 52 N, Long 9 35 W. BO [Boarding Officer] Lieutenant Paterson.

4.26pm: Sent SS “Otta” into Lerwick with armed guard in charge of Sub Lieutenant Hall.

4.50pm: Hoisted seaboat. Evening Quarters. Warrant No 27 read.

5.35pm: Proceeded N89W, 40 Revs.

8.45pm: Challenged HMS “Otway”.

8.57pm: Stopped and exhibited Navigation lights.

9.30pm: Transferred 1 rating to “Otway”.

9.52pm: Proceeded at 40 revs and streamed log.

[Distance run through the Water: 207 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Butt of Lewis S71E 101 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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2 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.0, Long -9.4

6.30am: Ship rolling 15 degrees Port and Starboard.

11.0am: Divine Service.

[Distance run through the Water: 180 miles]

[Currents in the 24 hours ending at Noon: Set for the previous 4 days N40E 0.3 knots per hour]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[South and westerly winds force 4 or 5 for most of day, rain in pm, noon air and sea temperature 48F]


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3 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.0, Long -9.2

[Another quiet day on patrol, all log entries shown here as an example:]

6.0am: Altered course S82W.

7.0am: Increased to 40 revs.

8.10am: Increased to 45 revs.

9.50am: Altered course S87W (log 90.1).

10.0am: Divisions - Physical Drill.

11.0am: Officers at squad drill.

Noon: W/T and signal books examined and found correct.

1.15pm: Altered course S82W, log 20.7.

3.0pm: Commenced zig zag.

4.40pm: Exercised Collision and Abandon ship stations. Evening Quarters.

5.45pm: Reduced to 38 Revs and ceased zig zag.

7.0pm: Altered course N82E.

8.0pm: Altered course N83E.

9.50pm: Altered course N86E.

11.0pm: Altered course S75W.

[Distance run through the Water: 213 miles]


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4 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.4, Long -11.3

10.0am: Carried away by heavy sea and lost overboard, one log line and rotator.

0.55pm: Starboard [?] hook on port steering chain carried away. Hand gear connected.

2.0pm: Ship rolling 35 degrees Port and starboard.

4.0pm: Revs increased or decreased as required throughout. Navigation lights exhibited.

9.10pm: Steering gear repaired. Steam gear connected up.

[Distance run through the Water: 150 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Flannan Isles S87E 114 miles]

[Squally all day, wind from S and W in am, from N and W in pm, force 7 to 9 from 10am onwards, sea state high or very high. Barometric pressure relatively low until noon, then rising, noon temperature 47F, sea temperature 49F]


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5 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.1, Long -12.8

6.40am: Sighted steamer’s lights to port. Closed-up guns' crews. Altered course N65W.

6:55am: Increased to 40 Revs. Exchanged pendants with HMS “Motagua”. Guns’ crews fell out.

2.25pm: Engines stopped, boat sent to “Motagua” returning with Lieutenant C Mogg, Sub Lieutenant Norman and armed guard rejoining ship.

3.7pm: Boat hoisted, proceeded N84E, 40 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 68 miles]

[North westerly winds in am, force 6-7 to force 5 most of am with sea state high to very rough. Winds mostly south westerly in pm, force 5-6 at midnight, sea state rough in pm]


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6 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.0, Long -9.1

10.0am: Divisions, Squad and Physical Drill, Men and Boys.

11.0am: Officers Sword Drill.

9.20pm: Reduced to 33 Revs, altered course WxN. Burning Steaming Lights.

10.30pm: High Confused Sea, Ship Labouring and Plunging heavily.

Midnight: Maximum Roll 20 degrees Port and Starboard.

[Westerly winds force 4 to 6 in am, with sea state rough, winds force to 6 to 8 in pm with sea state mostly high, rain on and off all day, noon temperature 47F, sea temperature 48F]


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7 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.5, Long -10.3

3.0am: Maximum Roll about 20 degrees Port and Starboard.

5.20am: Shipped heavy sea. Damaged Starboard Focsle [forecastle] Ladder.

7.0am: Maximum Roll 16 degrees Port and Starboard.

11.0am: Officers Squad Drill. Maximum Roll 38 degrees Port and Starboard [which must have made the squad drill interesting!].

4.0pm: Maximum Roll 20 degrees Port and Starboard.

4.50pm: Evening Quarters - Warrant No 20 [should be 28] Read.

6.0pm: Maximum Roll 16 degrees Port and Starboard.

[North westerly wind mostly force 7 in am, with sea state very rough to high and rain, force 4 to 6 in pm, with sea decreasing, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 49F]


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8 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.0, Long -9.4

1.0pm: Challenged HMS “Teutonic”, exchanged Pendants.

6.12pm: Reduced to 40 Revs, ceased zigzags.

[A quiet day on patrol in unremarkable weather]


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9 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.2, Long -8.9

4.30pm: Maximum Roll 20 degrees Port and 26 degrees Starboard.

Midnight: Maximum Roll 20 degrees Starboard and 14 degrees Port.

[Westerly winds force 4 to 6 in am, force 6 or 7 in pm, sea state becoming very rough from noon, rain and showers on and off, noon air and sea temperature 49F]


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10 January 1916

At Patrol [actually going into Busta Voe]

Lat 60.8, Long -2.8

2.0am: Vessel Rolling 20 degrees Starboard and 10 degrees Port.

6.30am: Vessel Rolling 26 degrees Starboard and 15 degrees Port.

Noon: Maximum Roll 10 degrees Port and 25 degrees Starboard.

2.55pm: Altered course S26E. Muckle Ossa Light abeam 5 miles distant.

3.52pm: Steering to orders.

4.15pm: Passed through Boom Defence.

4.45pm: Came to with SB [Starboard Bower] in 14 fathoms, Veered to 6 shackles.

[At anchor [bearings] Burgaster N0.5W, Busta House N30W, Hevden Ness S33W]

6.15pm: Shifted berth. Came to with SB and fouled Changuinola’s berth (No 2).

7.20pm: Commenced to shift berth again, assisted by tug, Tow rope parted and obliged to veer again as Starboard Cable the ship meanwhile having dragged. Working engines as necessary dropped Port anchor to Westward and subsequently found to have been dropped foul of bight of Starboard Cable.

10.12pm: Attempting to clear cable, Port bight if which had apparently become frapped round Starboard Cable. Meanwhile engines and helm being worked as necessary to keep ship clear of “Gibraltar”. Towboat "Flying Breeze" alongside awaiting orders.

[Coal remaining 211 tons]

[Very squally winds NWxW all day, force 6 to 9, with rain and hail in am, snow and hail in pm. Sea state recorded as high until ship anchored, noon temperature 39F, sea temperature 48F]


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11 January 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

2.0am and 7.0am: Engines and helm as necessary for keeping vessel in safe berth, Towboat “Flying Breeze” alongside Starboard Quarter through Watch.

10.0am: Engines and helm as required, keeping vessel in safe berth. Hands employed clearing cable and rigging coaling gear.

Noon: W/T and Signal books inspected. Assistant Surgeon Mackin (RNVR) joined ship.

0.30pm: Ship being conned, engines and helm as requisite.

2.25pm: Lieutenant Colbourne and Able Seaman Fairbrother left ship to join depot.

2.45pm: Outgoing Mail went ashore, Cable party clearing hawse.

4.0pm: Sub Lieutenant Hall returned on board with Armed Guard.

5.15pm: Cleared Hawse and commenced to heave up Port anchor. 5.25pm: Port anchor up.

5.49pm: Starboard anchor up and Shifted berth, Engines and helm as required.

5.53pm: Came to with Starboard Bower in 14 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Burgastoo N86W, Busta FS [Flag Staff] N28W]

[NNW wind force 5-8 at 4am, then reducing during am, much quieter in pm. Snowing all am and mid pm, noon temperature 40F, sea temperature 42F]


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12 January 1916

At Busta Voe [though not stated in log]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

7.30am: Port watch rigging coaling gear.

8.35am: Collier "Hebburn" alongside.

9.0am: Commenced coaling.

11.15am: Shortened in to 3 shackles. Let go port anchor and veered to 6 shackles on starboard chain and 3 on port.

1.30pm: Resumed coaling.

4.0pm: HMS “Changuinola” sailed.

4.40pm: Water boat alongside.

7.15pm: Stopped coaling. 7.30pm: Water boat left.

10.15pm: Tug “Flying Breeze” alongside with 100 tons boiler water.

10.40pm: Veered to 4th shackle on port cable, wind veering to NW and freshening.

11.45pm: Veered to 5th shackle on port cable.

[Rain on and off all day, wind force 5-7 at midnight, barometric pressure falling markedly during day]


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13 January 1916

At Busta Voe [though not stated in log]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

1.0am: Cast off water boat. Vessel ranging badly and steered to anchor.

2.30am: Commenced steaming to anchor, engines slow ahead at frequent intervals.

2.45am: Engines steaming slow ahead continuously.

5.20am: Water boat cast off from collier and in going astern fouled gig, which drifted ashore.

5.30am: Cast off collier.

8.0am: Vessel sheering wildly at times, engines and helm as required.

1.0pm: Weather moderating.

3.0pm: Veered boat astern and took line of soundings.

4.15pm: Shortened in both cables preparatory to shifting berth.

4.45pm: Weighed port anchor and found it foul of 3 shackles of starboard chain. Vessel observed to be dragging anchors, let go and veered till vessel brought up.

5.30pm: Weighed port anchor to find if still foul (which it proved to be) and clear if possible.

5.40pm: Ship commenced dragging again, so let go anchors, veering to 5.5 shackles on starboard cable and 3 on port. Set anchor watch and steam at instant notice on main engines.

7.0pm: Cables and shackles prepared for slipping if required.

8.0pm: Tug "Flying Breeze" arrived, making fast on port quarter.

Midnight: Weather moderated and glass [barometer] steadied.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Winds NW then NE in am, from force 8 to 11, with rain and hail in am, winds gradually reducing in pm, barometric pressure rising markedly during day, noon temperature 39F, sea temperature 42F]


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14 January 1916

At Busta Voe [though not stated in log]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

4.45am: Commenced shortening to clear hawse, with Tug “Flying Breeze” in attendance, to assist in keeping ship steady.

5.30am: Operations suspended owing to break-down of windlass.

6.15am: Shortened in to 2 and 1 shackles on Starboard and Port cables respectively, found anchors still foul.

6.30am: Ship dragging, so proceeded into Busta Voe and let go both anchors veering to 5 shackles, suspending further operations till daylight.

8.30pm: Commenced to shorten in and clear hawse, Tug “Flying Breeze” assisting with hawser ahead. Engines and helm as required.

11.40am: Wind and weather becoming rapidly worse and both anchors apparently clear, except for cross, veered to 6 shackles on starboard and 5 on port cable and dismissed tug.

2.20pm: Collier “Hebburn” alongside and moored.

2.30pm: Resumed coaling, strong wind and continuous heavy rain.

7.5pm: Water boat cast off.

10.0pm: Finished coaling for the night collier cast off.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Squally west and south westerly winds force 4 to 6 in pm, snow in late am, then rain until mid evening, barometric pressure falling all day, noon temperature 36F, sea temperature 41F]


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15 January 1916

At Busta Voe [though not stated in log]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

2.0am: Strong wind to WNW gale with fierce squalls of rain and hail. Steering ship to her anchors.

7.45am: Veered cable to 6.5 shackles starboard and 5.5 port.

4.0pm: Ship sheering wildly at times.

8.0pm: Weather improving.

[Anchor Bearings: Ships Head N22W, Busta Light N28W, Hevden Ness S28W, Burgastoo Rock N82W]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Coal remaining 78 tons]

[Squally north westerly wind force 6 to 9 until 6pm, rain and hail in am. Barometric pressure relatively low and falling in am, rising from late am onwards, noon temperature 37F, sea temperature 41F]


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16 January 1916

At Busta Voe [though not stated in log]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

4.50am: Commenced to clear hawse and found cables badly fouled.

5.40am: Veered out again to 4 shackles on both cables.

8.45am: Collier “Hebburn” alongside.

9.15am: Resumed coaling.

10.30am: Collier “Hebburn” anchored with 60 fathoms on each cable. Moored to collier and proceeded to clear hawse.

1.45pm: Cleared hawse.

2.10pm: Coaling finished. Armed guards from HMS “Hilary” and “Patia” joined.

3.15pm: Motor launch and port gig left to recover starboard gig.

4.50pm: Motor launch and gigs returned. Signalman Connor returned from shore duty.

4.30pm: Cast off collier and proceeded to clear berth, hands securing boats etc.

4.50pm: Came to with starboard anchor and veered to 5 shackles.

6.35pm: Anchor up, cast off tug and proceeded, Engines and helm as required.

7.10pm: Passed boom defence.

7.23pm: Lighthouse abeam. 7.38pm: Set course N33W, 45 Revs.

8.0pm: Commenced Zig-zag.

8.50pm: Esha Ness Light abeam, distant 3.5 miles.

[Coal remaining 599 tons]


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17 January 1916

Lat 60.5, Long -5.3

2.32am: Altered course S45W to intercept steamer, Ceased zig-zag.

3.50am: Altered course N45E to close steamer and increased to 50 Revs.

4.0am: Fired blank charge 6 pounder to stop Norweigan [Norwegian] steamer “Storaker”, course and speed various.

4.12am: Boat lowered with boarding officer and prize crew to take ship into Kirkwall, Lat 60 30 N, Long 3 30 W. Prize officer Lieutenant Paterson.

4.55am: Boat hoisted and secured, proceeded N71W.

7.41am: Altered course N47W to intercept sailing ship.

8.10am: Boarded Norweigan barque “Thor II” [Lat] 60 31 N, [Long] 4 18 W. Sub Lieutenant Norman Boarding Officer.

9.20am: Boat hoisted and secured, proceeded to turn.

9.13am: Course N71W, 48 Revs. Commenced Zig-zag.

4.0pm: Maximum roll = 15 degrees Port and Starboard.

11.30pm: Ceased Zig-zag.

[Barometric pressure falling during day, noon temperature 47F, sea temperature 48F]


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18 January 1916

Lat 60.5, Long -9.5

2.50am: Altered course to intercept steamer. Increased to 45 Revs.

3.10am: Stopped and Boarded Russian SS Cesarevitsch Alexei - Sub Lieutenant Norman VO [Verifying Officer] ([Lat] 61 16 N, [Long] 9 54 W].

4.8am: Seaboat returned, Hoisted. 4.15am: Proceeded 45 Revs.

8.0am: Altered course Increased to 48 Revs, Zigging.

9.20am: Challenged HMS “Hilary” and exchanged Pendants.

10.0am: HMS “Hilary” boat alongside for Armed Guard.

10.45am: Challenged HMS Patuca, exchanged Pendants.

11.15am: Transferred Prize Crew to “Patuca”.

1.5pm: Challenged by HMS “Hilary” and exchanged Pendants.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters - Rolling 28 degrees Port and Starboard.

6.32pm: Reduced to 38 Revs. Stopped Zig Zag, Rolling 20 degrees Port and Starboard.

9.0pm: Maximum Roll 27 degrees Port and Starboard.

[South westerly winds force 4 to 5 in am, increasing in pm, up to force 6-8 at midnight, sea state rough for most of pm. Rain and hail on and off in pm, barometric pressure falling for most of day]


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19 January 1916

Lat 61.1, Long -9.9

4.0am: Vessel rolling 30 degrees Port and Starboard.

6.0am: Maximum Roll 32 degrees Port and Starboard.

9.30am: Altered course N11E - Rolling 25 degrees Port and Starboard.

3.0pm: Maximum Roll 25 degrees Port and Starboard.

5.0pm: Maximum Roll 35 degrees Port and Starboard.

8.0pm: Maximum Roll 30 degrees Port and Starboard.

Midnight: Altered course West - Sudden shift of wind at Midnight to NW in heavy squall with hail.

[Squally south westerly winds force 5 to 8 until midnight, when wind shifted, sea state rough to very rough all day, becoming high at midnight. Rain and hail from noon onwards, barometric pressure low and falling all day, being recorded at least half hourly from 9pm, down to 28.05 over 68 at 11.30pm]


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20 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 61.2, Long -10.1

am: Between 2 and 2.30am Wind lulled to force 3-4, backing to WSW with heavy rain, freshening again with renewed force after short interval.

3.30am: Heavy squalls causing ship to fall off. Increased Revs as required.

6.0am: Carried away by heavy sea, one log line and rotator, Revs as Required.

10.0am: Maximum Roll 45 degrees Starboard and 40 degrees Port.

3.0pm: Maximum Roll 38 degrees Starboard and 35 degrees Port.

10.0pm: Rolling 33 degrees Port and Starboard.

[Squally westerly winds force 7-8 until late evening, force 7-10 at 10am, sea state high or very high all day. Rain and hail on and off throughout, barometric pressure low but rising for most of day, noon temperature 37F, sea temperature 48F]


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21 January 1916

At Patrol

Lat 61.2, Long -10.8

[Vessel Hove to from Midnight to 4pm]

0.30am: Wind backed to the Southard, altered course West.

2.45am: Altered course WxS. 3.15am: Wind hauled to SW.

6.0am: Wind unsteady increasing with squalls of hurricane force accompanied with Hail. Increased to 35 Revs to enable ship to steer.

8.0am: Revs increased to 40 and 45 when necessary.

8.15am: Sea struck bridge and damaged shelter.

8.30am: Wind increased rapidly in force and continued blowing with extreme violence with squalls up to hurricane force until about 11.0 when it moderated slightly. Atmosphere dense with spray, reducing visibility to 1 mile. Necessary to steam 50 to 40 Revs to keep ship’s head to sea, but during heavy squalls head fell off 4 to 6 points. Very high sea, long rather than steep. No movement observable in light upper clouds, scud not flying as quickly as the wind, large heavy clouds blown along below the scud and mingling at the lower edge with flying spray.

[Note at top of column for Temperature in pm: Barometer fluctuating this amount every 5 minutes]

pm: Helm as Revs (40 to 50) as necessary lying to, head about West.

pm: Heavy squalls continuing but with rather less frequency and force. Very heavy sea estimated 30 to 45 feet high.

[No pressure or temperature readings after 3.45pm: All instruments washed away.]

3.50pm: Sea struck bridge, clean sweep of all fittings and smashing fore side of wheelhouse, disabling wheel and steam steering gear.

4.0pm: Connected Hand steering gear and ran ship off before wind, shaping course about SExE and steaming 50 Revs.

6.0pm: Course and speed as above, ship yawing 2 to 3 points.

7.0pm: Weather moderating somewhat.

8.0pm: Ditto. Ship steering more steady course.

11.14pm: Took Sounding - no bottom - 260 fathoms wire. Lead line fouled Patent Log (log 61.5). Log in 35 minutes.

[The commentary in the log rather eloquently reflects the weather information being recorded. Westerly winds up to force 12 in late am, sea state recorded as phenomenal at 4pm. Barometric pressure consistently low but rising slowly]


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22 January 1916

From Patrol to Glasgow

Lat 59.4, Long -6.5 [rough estimate of position, from information in log, as actual position not shown]

0.35am: Took in Log. 0.40am: Sounded 75 fathoms, Soft mud (log 71.5). 0.45am: Streamed Log.

3.15am: Heavy Squall - Wind veered round to West.

5.0am: Wind fell away to calm for 20 minutes during heavy rain squall.

6.5am: Challenged by HMS “Columbella”, exchanged Pendants. Assistance offered which was declined.

8.0am: Rising sea and unsettled weather.

11.10am: Sounded 1/92.

Noon: Sounded 1/97.

1.10pm: Took in Log, Sounded 60 fathoms, Sand and Mud (93.1 log).

2.5pm: Sullisker [Sulisker] Rock abeam - distant 3.5 miles.

3.5pm: North Rona Rock abeam.

4.45pm: Sighted Cape Wrath bearing SExS.

7.10pm: Observed Butt of Lewis bearing West (46.3).

9.30pm: Under Lee of land.

10.25pm: Increased to 50 Revs, Connected up steam steering gear again.

11.0pm: Tiumpan Light abeam 2.75 miles distant.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Another day of challenging weather, squally westerly winds force 5 to 9 almost all day, sea state high until late evening, hail and rain on and off, barometric pressure rising all day]


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23 January 1916

From Patrol to Glasgow

Lat 56.5, Long -5.7

0.20am: Milaid Point abeam distant 2 miles, altered course S65W.

1.30am: Glas Island Light abeam distant 1 mile, altered course S38W.

7.30am: Course as requisite for Canna Sound.

8.35am: A'Bhrideanack [A’Bhrideanach] (West point of Rum) bearing East. Shaped Course S5W to pass NE of Carins [Cairns] of Coll.

10.0am: Ardnamurchan Point abeam. Course as requisite for Sound of Mull.

10.55am: Runa Gall Light House abeam.

11.35: Green Island Light House abeam.

0.10m: Grey Island Light abeam. 0.35pm: Lady Rock abeam.

1.20pm: Observed vessel apparently Hospital Ship ashore inside Eilean Straideun (SE corner Mull Island). Eased speed to communicate but no reply or anyone visible on deck. So at 1.50pm Proceeded.

2.0pm: Isle of Sea [?] Light abeam, altered course S40W.

2.20pm: Stopped to make good joint on HPC [possibly hydraulic pump controller].

2.42pm: Proceeded S40W, 52 Revs.

4.0pm: As requisite through Sound of Islay.

5.34pm: Shaped Course S10W.

8.0pm: Rounded Mull of Cantyre.

8.42pm: Sanda Island Light abeam, altered course East ([log] 100.0).

10.10pm: Pladda Light abeam.

11.52pm: Passed Cumbrae Light.

[South westerly winds force 5 to 8 all day, sea state much calmer than of late, barometer readings indicated as “Aneroid”]


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24 January 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 60.0, Long -4.8 [estimated from information in log]

0.45am: Skelmorie (Skelmorlie) Light abeam.

1.30am: Passed Boom Defence.

1.50am: Passed Roseneath Buoy Light.

2.0am: Came in with Starboard anchor in 14 fathoms.

2.30am: Engines and helm as required to shift berth.

2.45am: Came to Starboard anchor in 16 fathoms and veered to 5 Shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Red Light SW, Roseneath Buoy NW, Whitefarland N]

6.30am: Gig left ship. Hands turning in boats.

7.50am: Challenged and exchanged Pendants with HMS “Changuinola”.

9.30am: Gig returned.

11.25am: Hove short. 11.55am: Anchor up. Proceeded up river - Engines and helm as required.

0.53pm: Passed Dumbarton Rock.

1.6pm: Passed Bowling.

1.35pm: Passed Dalmuir.

2.25pm: Entered Princes Dock.

3.10pm: Made Fast in No 22 Berth.

5.0pm: Paid Monthly Money.

9.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch until 10pm 1st February.

[Coal remaining 215 tons]

[Wind force 3 to 5 all day, with hail, rain and snow from time to time]


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25 January 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

9.0am: 1 RNR Stoker joined ship from hospital.

9.30am: Armed Guard returned on board.

am: Chronometers sent to Kelvin Bottomley and Bairds [manufacturers of marine navigation equipment in Glasgow].

6.0pm: Leave to Second Part of Port Watch.


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26 January 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed on Bridge. 5 Boys joined ship from Chatham. 1 Rating joined ship, passing to [HMS] “Crescent”.

pm: 5 Ratings discharge to Chatham Depot. 1 Boy Discharged to Hospital.

4.30pm: Shifted from No 22 Princes Dock to Queens Dock.

6.0pm: Leave to First Part Port Watch.

[Rain for most of day]


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27 January 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: 1 Rating Left passage to “Crescent”.

pm: 1 Rating left ship for detention barracks.

3.0pm: Leave to Boys.

6.0pm: Leave to Second Part of Port Watch.


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28 January 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: 2 Hands Reaving Topping Lifts. Hands employed clearing No 2 Hold and taking in stores. Damaged Motor boat taken away. 1 Rating Joined Ship. Hopper No 18 Alongside.

1.30pm: Hands employed clearing away anchor and Cable in No 2 Hold. Leave for First Part of Boys from 1.30pm to 9.30pm.

2.0pm: Shifted Ship.

5.0pm: Leave to First Part of Port Watch till 8am.


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29 January 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

2.0pm: Leave to Second Part Port Watch till 8am.


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30 January 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

1.30pm: Leave to part of watch from 1.30pm till 8am. Boys till 9.30pm.


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31 January 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed about anchor and as requisite. 1 Wireless Boy left ship for Chatham.

pm: Hands employed clearing No 3 Hold.

5.0pm: Leave to Second Part of Watch till 8am. Boys till 9.30pm.

7.0pm: 1 RMLI [Royal Marines Light Infantry] Rating joined ship.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log]

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[Right hand side of front of log, signed by Captain and Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before, which is odd because the log indicated that the instruments had been washed away on 21st January]


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1 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed cleaning ship - Taking in stores.

pm: Hands employed taking in stores, Painting boats.

5.0pm: Leave for First Part of Watch till 8am. Leave for Boys till 9.30pm.


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2 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

0.30pm: Leave for Port Watch till 9am February 11th.

5.0pm: Leave for First Part of Starboard Watch till 8am. Leave for Boys till 7pm.


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3 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: 2 Boys joined Ship.

5.0pm: Leave for Second Part Starboard Watch till 8am. Boys till 7pm.


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4 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: 1 Fireman discharged on shore. 2 Firemen joined Ship.

6.0pm: Leave to First Part of Watch till 8am. Boys till 9pm.


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5 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed taking in stores, and as required. “Patuca’s” Armed Guard joined ship.

2.0pm: Commenced to shift ship - three tugs in attendance - Pilot McMillan.

3.0pm: Entered Queens Dock. 3.30pm: Tied up in berth.

5.0pm: Leave for Part of Watch till 8am. Leave for Boys till 7pm.


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6 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

6.30am: Started taking Ballast in No 1 Hold.

am: Hands employed as required. Tanks party commenced cleaning tanks.

11.0am: Hands at Fire Drill.

Noon: Hands shifted ship started taking in ballast in No 2 Hold.

4.40pm: Fleeted Ship Aft from No 2 Hold to No 1 Hold for taking in ballast.


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7 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

1.45am: Commenced to shift ship - 2 tugs in attendance - Pilot Gunston.

3.0am: Made fast at No 7 berth Queen’s Dock.

pm: Hands employed shifting ship.

2.50pm: Stevedores arrived to shift Ballast.

3.15pm: Started to shift ship - 2 tugs in attendance - Pilot Gunston.

5.30pm: Made fast at No 6 Berth Princes Dock.

6.0pm: Leave to Part of Watch till 10pm.


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8 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

3.5am: Commenced to shift ship, 2 tugs in attendance. Pilot Gunston.

4.10am: Made fast in Dry Dock.

4.30am: Commenced shoring up.

7.30am: All secured.

am: Discharged one Fireman on shore.

1.0pm: Leave for Part of Watch till Midnight. Leave for Boys till 7pm.

pm: Hands employed taking in stores and as required.


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9 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

3.0am: Commenced flooding Dock. Hands employed as required for undocking ship.

4.10pm: Hands employed shifting ship.

4.15pm: Commenced to shift ship.

5.10pm: Made fast to No 31 Princes Dock.

6.0pm: Leave to Second Part of Watch till 11pm. Boys till 9.30pm.


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10 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

3.10am: Hands employed as required for Docking Ship.

4.15am: Commenced to shift ship 1 tug in attendance. Pilot [no name given].

5.5am: Tied up in No 3 Dock.

5.20am: Commenced shoring up. 6.30am: Ship shored up.

pm: Hands employed taking in stores, clearing up decks and as requisite.

4.0pm: Leave for First Part of Watch till 8am. Boys till 9.30pm.

[Misty for most of day]


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11 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

4.45pm: 1 Boy joined ship from Hospital.

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and First Part Port Watch till 8 am. Part of Watch exercised Fire Stations.


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12 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed cleaning ship taking in stores.

1.0pm: Leave for Starboard Watch till 8am Monday [on this Saturday]. Leave for Boys till 7pm. Leave for Second Part Port Watch till 8am.


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13 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: 1 RMLI joined for passage.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.45am: Church Parties landed.

0.45pm: Church Parties returned.

1.30pm: Leave to First Part Port Watch till 8am. Leave to Boys till 7pm.


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14 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

8.25am: Hands employed refitting boat’s falls, stowing tanks, and as required.

pm: Hands employed clearing up decks, taking in stores, and as required.

4.0pm: Leave for Port Watch and Second Part of Starboard Watch till Midnight.

[Rain and showers almost all day]


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15 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: First Part of Starboard Watch employed loading Air Tanks in Lighters.

am: Hands employed clearing up decks - Taking in Air Tanks and as required.

pm: Hands employed about Air Tanks. 1 Rating left ship for [HMS] “Foxglove”.

4.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 8am.

[Rain for much of the day]


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16 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed taking in stores and wood for holds. 2 Ratings left join “Patuca” for passage to “Ebro”. 1 Marine left join “Patuca” for passage to “Columbella”.

pm: Hands employed stowing air tanks in No 2 hold.

2.0pm: Leave for Port Watch Boys till 9.30pm,

5.0pm: Leave to Port Watch and First Part Starboard Watch till 8am.

6.0pm: Exercised Second Part Starboard Watch Fire Stations.

[Wind force 4 to 6 in am, quieter in pm]


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17 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed taking in air tanks and stores. 4 Firemen joined ship.

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 8am.

7.0pm: Leave to Part of Watch till 7am.


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18 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

0.30am: 1 Absentee from HMS “Patuca” joined ship.

am: Hands employed about air tanks.

4.0pm: Leave to Port Watch till 8am. Leave to Port Boys till 9.30pm.

6.0pm: Leave to Second Part Starboard Watch till 7.30am.


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19 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and taking in air tanks. Discharged 1 AB to Hospital.

pm: Leave to Starboard Watch 1.30 to 8am. Leave to Boys 1.30 to 9.30pm.

pm: Discharged on engineer’s steward on shore. Hands make and mend clothes.

5.0pm: Leave to Second Part Port Watch till 8am.

[Foggy during evening]


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20 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

10.15am: Divisions. 10.30am: Church Parties Landed. 1 Steward Rating discharge ashore.

0.40pm: Church Parties returned.

1.0pm: Leave to Port Watch till 8am. Leave to Port Watch Boys till 7pm.

3.0pm: Leave to First Part Starboard Watch till 7.30am.

[Foggy all am, misty all pm]


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21 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed stowing air tanks in No 1 hold and as required. 1 Boy rating rejoined ship from Hospital.

2.45pm: 1 Absentee joined ship.

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 8am. Leave to First Part Port Watch till 7.30am.

[Misty in am and late pm]


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22 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

2.0am: 1 Prisoner broke out of ship

8.30am: 2 Ratings joined ship for passage to HMSs “Ebro” and “Patuca”.

am: Hands employed, painting, refitting and as required.

5.0pm: Leave to Port Watch till 8am. Leave to Port Watch Boys till 9.30pm.

6.0pm: Leave to Second Part Starboard Watch till 8am.


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23 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed painting, clearing up decks and as required.

pm: Hands employed Mounting Guns, painting. Engineer’s Steward discharged ashore.

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 8am. Leave to Second Part Port Watch till 7.30am.

6pm: Part Watch employed taking in stores.


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24 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed painting, stowing coal shoots.

1.15pm: Boys landed for bathing.

2.45pm: Boys returned.

3.0pm: Commenced to flood dock.

3.30pm: Hands as required for undocking ship.

4.0pm: Proceeded out of dock.

5.0pm: Made fast at Whitefarland Wharf at big crane.

6.0pm: Leave to Port Watch till 8am. Leave to First Part Starboard Watch till 11.0pm.

7.0pm: 1 Absentee from “Motagua” joined ship.


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25 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

7.30am: Hands as required to shift ship for lifting Poop Gun.

am and pm: Hands employed taking in stores and as required.

4.10pm: Shifted ship from 31 Berth.

5.15pm: Made fast 14 Berth Princes Dock.

6.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 8am. Leave to First Part of Watch till 7.30am.

6.30pm: Started Coaling.


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26 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: 1 Prisoner arrived on board. Hands employed taking in stores and as required. 1 Boy joined ship from RN Depot, Chatham.

1.15pm: Leave to Port Watch till 8am. Leave to Boys till 7pm.

4.30pm: Leave to Second Part Starboard Watch till 7.30am.

7.0pm: Stopped Coaling.


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27 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

6.30am: Resumed Coaling.

am: Hands employed clearing up decks, and as required.

pm: Hands about cables, stores, as required.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till Midnight. Leave to Second Part Port Watch till Midnight. Leave to Starboard Watch Boys till 9.30pm.


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28 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed painting and as required.

pm: Hands employed taking in stores and as required.

5.0pm: General Quarters.

[No information about completion of coaling or amount of coal remaining]


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29 February 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.7 [estimated from information in log]

7.0am: Pilot on board, cast off moorings, proceeded assisted by tugs. 7.55am: Cleared Princes Dock.

9.15am: Bowling abeam. 9.30am: Dumbarton abeam.

10.25am: Stopped, came to with SB [Starboard Bower] in 20 fathoms, veered to 4 shackles.

0.40pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for adjustment of compasses.

3.35pm: Stopped came to with SB in 14 fathoms, veered to 3 shackles.

[Anchor [bearing] Kemplock Point S3W Magnetic]

4.40pm: Motor Boat hoisted. 5.0pm: General Quarters.

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

5.44pm: Passed Gourock Point, Increased to 52 Revs.

6.10pm: Cleared Boom Defence, proceeded 52 Revs S36W.

6.33pm: Skelmorlie Buoy abeam.

6.40pm: Communicated with Toward Point.

7.15pm: Little Cumbrae abeam, altered course S20W ([log] 2.3).

8.17pm: Holy Island Light abeam bearing S70W (distant 3 miles).

8.45pm: Pladda Light abeam bearing N70W, 4 miles, altered course S78W.

10.32pm: Sanda Light abeam N12W 3.5 miles (42.3) altered course N45W.

11.15pm: Mull of Cantyre abeam 0.5 miles, altered course N20W (51.0).

[Barometric pressure being recorded from 8pm and temperature from midnight]


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for March 1916, approved by Captain, as before]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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1 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 56.7, Long -9.4

0.20am: Otter Rock bearing North magnetic, altered course N71W.

1.50am: Oversay Light House abeam - distant 3 miles.

5.42am: Skerry Vore [Skerryvore] Light abeam.

6.45am: Commenced Zig zag.

8.30am: Barra Head bore 55 degrees, distant 23 miles (log 61.8).

Noon: Altered course N22W (log 3.1). W/T and Signal Books inspected.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant No 32 - Prisoner removed to cells.

7.30pm: Reduced to 42 Revs and ceased Zig zag.

[Coal remaining 1199 tons]

[North easterly wind force 6 for most of day, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 48F]


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2 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 57.1, Long -11.6

6.0am: Increased to 48 Revs - Resumed zig zag.

6.50am: Increased to 52 Revs. 7.10am: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel S82W.

7.20am: Slow. Signalled American barque “Dirigo” to heave-to.

7.25am: Stopped and fired blank charge.

8.0am: Boarding boat away - Sub Lieutenant Norman VO [Verifying Officer].

9.35am: Hoisted boat.

9.56am: As required waiting for rough seas to moderate.

0.23pm: Stopped and sent Sub Lieutenant Hall to barque “Dirigo” with Armed Guard.

0.45pm: Boat hoisted. 0.50pm: Proceeded N68W - 52 Revs.

4.0pm: Maximum roll 26 degrees Port and Starboard.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters. Collision and Abandon Ship stations exercised.

7.0pm: Maximum roll 27 degrees Port and Starboard.

8.0pm: Reduced to 42 Revs and ceased zig zagging.

[Squally north easterly winds force 5 to 7 from 6am onwards, hail, heavy at times, for most of pm, noon temperature 39F, sea temperature 48F]


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3 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 57.5, Long -11.9

8.0am: Altered course N87W - Increased to 52 Revs and commenced to zig-zag.

9.30am: Hands employed re-provisioning boats.

10.0am: Divisions - Oil skins and seaboots mustered.

11.0am: Messes No 7, 9, and 11 inspected by the doctor

1.50pm: Challenged and exchange Pendants with HMS “Gloucestershire”.

2.0pm: Altered course West - Engines and helm as required for communicating with ditto.

3.10pm: Proceeded N55W - 52 Revs. 3.30pm: Resumed zig-zag.

4.20pm: Altered course N40W to intercept steamer.

4.45pm: Exercised General Quarters - fired blank 6 pounder.

5.0pm: Stopped and boarded Swedish SS Anglia [possibly this one] [Long] 12 39 W, [Lat] 57 38 N.

5.30pm: Sent Armed Guard on board - Sub Lieutenant Norman in charge.

5.30pm: Proceeded N34W - 52 Revs.

7.0pm: Reduced to 42 Revs and ceased zig-zag.

[NE wind force 6-7 at 4am, force 5 or 6 for rest of am, with hail, wind reducing in pm but snow in afternoon, noon temperature 40F, sea temperature 47F]


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4 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.2, Long -15.3

1.52am: Altered course N50W to cut off light bearing N40W.

4.30am: Altered course S25E to intercept steamer.

5.0am: Altered course S45E, Fired blank 6 pounder.

5.30am: Altered course S75W - Fired blank 6 pounder.

7.0am: Fired 6 pounder - increased to 56 Revs.

7.10am: Fired 3 - 6” practice shots.

7.25am: Full speed - chasing strange steamer.

pm: Chase of strange steamer continued throughout afternoon.

7.30pm: Altered course S60W to intercept steamer.

7.45pm: Stopped and boarded American oil tank SS “Pioneer”, VO [Verifying Officer] Sub Lieutenant Bishop.

8.25pm: Proceeded N89E - 44 Revs.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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5 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.8, Long -13.8

7.0am: Increased to 52 Revs. Commenced zig zag.

3.0pm: Challenged by French AMC [Armed Merchant Cruiser] “Artois”. Exchanged pendants.

3.10pm: Altered course S20E (log 71.6) to communicate.

3.37pm: Stopped and boarded “Artois” VO Lieutenant Mogg.

4.0pm: Boat returned and hoisted and proceeded at 52 Revs.

4.15pm: Evening quarters. Boats reprovisioned and watered.

7.40pm: Altered course N80W (log 9.7) to intercept steamer.

8.0pm: Boarded Norge [Norwegian] SS Imo (VO Lieutenant Paterson). Sent Armed Guard, Sub Lieutenant Bishop in charge.

9.0pm: Boat hoisted and proceeded S86E, 42 Revs.


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6 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.8, Long -13.7

6.15am: Zig zag.

10.30am: Dropped target and carried out 1” aiming practice.

11.25am: Picked up target and resumed course N84W 52 Revs.

10.0pm: Reduced to 42 Revs. Ceased Zig zag.

[Weather unremarkable, barometric pressure relatively high, noon air and sea temperature 47F]


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7 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.0, Long -13.3

4.30am: Increased to 48 Revs, Zig zag.

7.40am: Challenged HMS “Hilary”. Exchanged pendants.

8.0am: Engines and helm as required to Communicate.

8.40am: Proceeded at half speed N19W.

9.0am: Stopped. Sent boat away to HMS “Hilary” with Sub Lieutenant O'Brien and 2 ratings.

9.28am: Boat returned with Lieutenant Elkin to take up duties of First Lieutenant.

9.40am: Proceeded 52 Revs. N37E to intercept steamer.

10.25am: Signalled Norge [Norwegian] SS Fram bound Kirkwall with Armed Guard. Ordered her to proceed.

10.30am: Proceeded S80W.

2.02pm: Dropped Target and boat for spotting.

2.35pm: Dropped marking buoy.

3.25pm: Carried out 6" Calibration and Target practice.

5.0pm: Picked up Marking Buoy.

5.30pm: Picked up Target and Spotting Boat.

5.35pm: Proceeded South 52 Revs to intercept steamer.

6.43pm: Stopped and boarded Danish steamer Arkansas. Boston and New York to Copenhagen with general cargo. Armed Guard sent on board Lieutenant Paterson in charge.

7.40pm: Boat hoisted and proceeded at 48 Revs. Course N55W.

11.30pm: Reduced to 42 Revs and ceased Zig zag.

[Weather still quiet, barometric pressure relatively high and steady]


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8 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.9, Long -13.4

6.0am: Altered course N86W and commenced zig zag.

11.10am: Altered course N22E (log 9.09). Ceased Zig zag to intercept steamer.

1.15pm: Fired six-pounder at steamer. Commenced manoeuvering.

1.30pm: Boarding boat away with Armed Guard, Lieutenant James in charge to Dutch SS “Palembano” Philadelphia to Kirkwall for Orders, with Kerosene in bulk.

1.34pm: Fired blank six-pounder.

1.55pm: Boat returned and hoisted. 2.0pm: Proceeded at 52 Revs. Course N58E.

2.30pm: Slow. Commenced Manoeuvering.

2.38pm: Boat away with provisions for Armed Guard on Barque “Dirigo”.

2.55pm: Boat returned and hoisted. 3.0pm: Proceeded at 52 Revs. 3.10pm: S81W. 3.45pm: Zig zag.

[Number on sick list: 1 Officer, 4 Men]


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9 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.5, Long -11.0

2.0am: Ceased Zig Zag.

2.45am: Resumed Zig Zag.

4.30am: Ceased Zig Zag.

6.0am: Increased to 48 Revs - altered course S1W (log 94.1) - resumed zig zag.

10.0am: Altered course S80E (log 40.5) - Divisions. Hands mustered and cleaned hammocks.

Noon: Altered course S45E to intercept sailing vessel.

0.55pm: Fired blank 6 Pounder at vessel. Commenced manoeuvering.

1.22pm: Boarding boat away with Lieutenant Hutton to Norwegian barque “Shakespeare” - Green clearance papers.

1.45pm: Boat returned and hoisted. 1.55pm: Shaped Course N86W - 52 Revs. ([Lat] 58 30 N, [Long] 10 40 W).

4.45pm: Dropped target and carried out 1" aiming practice.

5.27pm: Picked up target and proceeded.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Weather still quiet and barometric pressure reasonably high, noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 48F]


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10 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.7, Long -11.2

2.30am: Ceased Zig zag.

6.0am: Challenged and exchanged Pendants with HMS “Patuca”. Slow Ahead.

6.07am: Engines and helm as required - Transferred 3 ratings to “Patuca” and received two Armed Guards from same.

6.32am: Hoisted boat and proceeded.

7.0am: Commenced zig zag.

1.56pm: Stopped and boarded Swedish SS “Sir Ernest Cassel” - Put Sub Lieutenant Norman and Armed Guard aboard.

2.37pm: Proceeded - Course N73E, 52 Revs.

3.20pm: Challenged HMS “Mantua” and exchanged Pendants - altered course N53E to communicate.

3.43pm: Stopped and sent mail across.

4.08pm: Boat returned. 4.10pm: Proceeded at 52 Revs.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[North easterly wind becoming squally in evening, up to force 4 to 5, with hail, barometric pressure starting to fall]


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11 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.8, Long -11.1

2.45am: Ceased zig-zag.

6.0am: Altered course N88W - Increased to 48 Revs and commenced zig-zag.

10.15pm: Ceased zig-zag.

[Squally south easterly and north easterly winds force 3 to 5 during day, with hail for much of day, noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 47F]


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12 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.9, Long -11.1

3.12am: Altered course NW to intercept steamer (log 82.7).

6.54am: Stopped and boarded Norwegian SS “Ellen”, VO [Verifying Officer] Lieutenant Ambrose.

7.35am: Boat returned and hoisted. 7.45am: Proceeded S66E - 48 Revs. 8.0am: Commenced to zig-zag.

8.0pm: Reduced to 45 Revs and ceased zig-zag.

[Easterly winds force 4 to 5 for most of day, with hail then rain, sea state becoming rough in late evening, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 48F]


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13 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.9, Long -11.0

2.50am: Commenced to zig-zag.

4.30am: Ceased zig-zag.

6.10am: Resumed zig-zag.

9.30am: No I tank pumped into No VI Starboard.

3.20pm: Altered course S54W to intercept steamer.

3.55pm: Stopped and boarded Norwegian SS “Songa” - VO Lieutenant Hutton ([Lat] 58 37 N, [Long] 12 16 W).

4.35pm: Boarding boat returned and put Armed Guard in charge of Sub Lieutenant Bishop aboard SS “Songa”.

4.55pm: Boat returned and hoisted. 5.0pm: Proceeded N64W 48 Revs.

8.0pm: Reduced to 45 Revs - Ceased zig-zag.

9.53pm: Altered course N23E (log 93.4) to intercept steamer.

10.13pm: Challenged HMS “Victorian” and exchanged pendants.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Easterly wind force 4 for much of day with hail in am]


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14 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.9, Long -11.6

5.0am: Increased to 48 Revs and commenced to zig-zag.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters - “Fire” and “Abandon Ship” stations exercised.

10.30pm: Altered course S86E and stopped zig-zagging.

[ESE wind force 4 to 5 all day, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 48F]


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15 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.9, Long -13.2

0.35am: Exchanged pendants with HMS “Virginian”.

6.10am: Commenced zig-zag.

11.15am: Challenged HMS “Gloucestershire” and exchanged pendants.

11.55am: Boat from “Gloucestershire” alongside.

Noon: Boat away - Proceeded N60E - 50 Revs.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Easterly wind force 4 or 5 for most of day, sea state rough at times]


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16 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 61.2, Long -7.2

6.5am: Altered course S20E to intercept steamer.

6.16am: Boarded Danish SS “Bothnia” VO [Verifying Officer] Lieutenant Alabaster - Green clearance label.

6.47am: Hoisted boat and proceeded.

[Sounding at 11.0am and noon]

2.0pm: Ceased Zig-zag.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[South easterly winds force 5 to 6 in pm, sea state rough at times, mist and rain for much of day, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 43F]


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17 March 1916

At Patrol [though actually going into Busta Voe]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

[Sounding from 3.25am to 5.40am]

5.45am: Commenced Zig-zag. 5.51am: Observed Esha Ness Light, altered course S79E.

6.50am: Ceased Zig-zag. 7.7am: Steaming to orders.

7.10am: Murbie Stacks Light House abeam, engines as required.

7.25am: Passed through boom defence.

7.50am: Let go starboard anchor in 14 fathoms, veered to shackles, No 2 berth.

9.0am: Collier “Churston” alongside.

11.30am: Commenced coaling.

1.0pm: Midshipmen King and Robertson landed to attend funeral - Resumed coaling.

4.0pm: Continuous rain.

6.0pm: Finished coaling for the day, having loaded 173 Tons.

[Coal remaining 271 tons]


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18 March 1916

[At Busta Voe, though not stated in log]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

7.45am: Resumed coaling.

9.55am: “Flying Breeze” alongside No1 with boiler water.

4.0pm: “Flying Breeze” alongside with fresh water.

11.0pm: Finished coaling for the night.


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19 March 1916

[At Busta Voe, though not stated in log]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

7.15am: “Artois” arrived and anchored in No 1 berth.

8.0am: Resumed coaling.

1.0pm: “Flying Breeze” alongside with fresh water.

11.0pm: Finished coaling received 1,100 Tons.


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20 March 1916

[At Busta Voe, though not stated in log]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

5.20am: HMS “Columbella” anchored in No 3 berth.

7.20am: “Flying Breeze” alongside with boiler water.

9.30am: Collier “Charleston” cast off.

1.30pm: Leave granted to Red and Green watches until 4.30pm. Officers leave until 5pm.

6.35pm: Sounded cable officers and commenced to heave up anchor.

6.50pm: Stand by rigs.

7.0pm: Anchor aweigh - proceeded engines and helm as required.

7.30pm: Passed through boom defence.

7.50pm: Shaped course N39W 50 Revs.

8.32pm: Helleswick [Hillswick] Ness Light abeam.

9.0pm: Commenced zig-zag.

[Coal remaining 1303 tons]


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21 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 60.9, Long -7.7

am: Saturday routine.

9.10pm: Reduced to 40 Revs and ceased Zig zag.

[ENE wind force 5 or 6 from noon, sea state rough from noon to 6pm, rain and showers in late am, hail in mid evening, barometric pressure relatively high, noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 46F]


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22 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.3, Long -15.4

5.30am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

9.45am: Steamer to North and barque to South both vessels having been boarded.

10.0am to 10.50am: Ship swung on N and S points for compass adjustments.

am: Divisions and physical drill. Marines at loader, No 1 guns crew deflection teacher. Officers signal drill. Boys at signals.

9.30pm: Altered course S86E and ceased zig-zag.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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23 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.3, Long -15.2

5.45am: Increased to 50 Revs. Rolling 30 degrees Port and 34 degrees Starboard whilst turning.

11.0am: Boys at signal instruction. Maximum roll 20 degrees Port and Starboard.

[NNE wind force 5 to 6 at 8am and noon, with sea state very rough to rough, quieter wind and sea in pm, noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 47F]


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24 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 58.7, Long -15.4

3.15am: Altered course South to intercept Danish barquentine.

4.0am: Maximum roll = 25 degrees Port and Starboard.

7.40am: Altered course S68W to intercept sailing ship.

8.23am: Stopped and commenced manouvering.

8.36am: Seaboat away to Danish barquentine “Aero”. VO [Verifying Officer] Lieutenant Paterson.

9.7am: Seaboat returned and hoisted. 9.10am: Proceeded at 50 Revs, Course N86W.

4.35pm: Dropped target and carried out 1” aiming.

5.18pm: Picked up target and proceeded.

[North westerly wind increasing in late evening, force 6-8 at midnight, when sea state very rough]


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25 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.2, Long 14.8

3.0am: Rolling 25 degrees Port and Starboard.

8.0am: Maximum roll = 26 degrees Port and Starboard.

3.0pm: Maximum roll = 18 degrees Port and 22 degrees Starboard.

6.0pm: Maximum roll - 17 degrees Port and 20 degrees Starboard.

7.0pm: Patent log line found to have carried away.

8.0pm: Navigation lights exhibited.

8.30pm: Altered course N40E - lying to.

[Winds from N and NNE force 5-7 for most of am, with sea state rough to very rough, force 6 to 8 in pm, with sea state very rough to high. Snow for most of day, noon temperature 33F, sea temperature 47F]


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26 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.6, Long -14.3

4.0am: Rolling 30 degrees Port and Starboard.

7.45: Challenged HMS “Orcoma”.

10.30am: Divisions. Articles of war and court-martials read.

11.0am: Divine Service.

11.30am: Rolling 28 degrees Port and 25 degrees Starboard.

2.0pm: Commenced Zig-Zag.

2.30pm: One raft lost overboard. Vessel rolling 32 degrees Port and Starboard.

3.30pm: Ceased Zig-Zag.

4.20pm: Altered course N35W to intercept steamer.

5.0pm: Altered course to keep position, Courses various.

5.14pm: Altered course East, signalled Norweigan [Norwegian] SS “Sinsen”.

5.30pm: Rolling 25 degrees Port and Starboard.

8.0pm: Rolling 30 degrees Port and Starboard.

10.30pm: Rolling 28 degrees Port and Starboard.

Midnight: Revs from 28 to 32 as required.

[Winds mostly from N and E, force 6-8 in early am, quieter in middle of day, force 6 to 7 in evening, sea state mostly very rough to high. Rain, hail and snow on and off, noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 47F]


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27 March 1916

Lat 58.4, Long -15.1

1.30am: Rolling 30 degrees Port and Starboard.

7.15am: Altered course S55E. 7.30am: As required for boarding.

7.38am: Boarding boat away to Norwegian SS “Sinsen” with armed guard and Sub Lieutenant Bishop, [Lat] 58 36 N, [Long] 13 52 W]

8.10am: Boat hoisted and proceeded N86W 45 Revs.

3.30pm: Thick snow squalls, reduced to 35 Revs, whistle sounded.

9.0pm: Altered course S40E to overtake steamer.

9.8pm: Altered course various - manoeuvering, revs as required.

9.55pm: Signalled Norweigan [Norwegian] SS “Olaf Kyrre”.

10.49pm: Set course S85E keeping station on steamer.

[Sea state very rough in early am, quieter later, snow for most of pm, rain at midnight]


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28 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 57.7, Long -15.5

0.15am: Altered course East, keeping station.

3.30am: Confused sea. Wind unsteady in force and direction.

7.0am: Stopped and boarded Norwegian SS Olaf Kyrre [Lat] 58 06 N, [Long] 14 05 W, VO [Verifying Officer] Sub Lieutenant Hall. Sent armed guard with Sub Lieutenant Norman in change.

7.35am: Boat returned and hoisted, proceeded South, 45 Revs.

10.0am: Divisions and physical drill. Gun layers and trainers at deflection teacher.

3.45pm: Challenged and exchanged pendants with HMS “Orcoma”.

4.6pm: Stopped, boat away, courses and speeds various.

4.34pm: Boat returned and hoisted. 4.35pm: Set course S57W, 48 Revs. 5.0pm: Commenced Zig-zag.

8.45pm: Reduced to 40 Revs and ceased Zig-zag.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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29 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 57.9, Long -14.6

6.5am: Increased to 50 Revs and commenced Zig-Zag.

2.45pm: Ceased Zig-Zag.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[North westerly winds force 5 to 7 in pm, sea state very rough at 4pm and 8pm, rain and hail on and off, noon temperature 47F, sea temperature 46F]


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30 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 57.9, Long -14.8

9.0am: 1 rotator and log-line lost overboard.

10.45am: Challenged and exchanged pendants: HMS “Ebro”.

11.17am: Stopped to transfer 2 ratings.

11.23am: Slow ahead and resumed course N86W.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Winds north westerly, then south westerly force 5 or 6 for most of day, sea state rough or very rough until evening, showers and drizzle in pm]


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31 March 1916

At Patrol

Lat 57.9, Long -14.9

[Nothing happening on patrol today, south westerly wind force 4 to 6 all day, sea state mostly rough or very rough, misty all day, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 46F]


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for April 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Captain and Navigating Officer, as before]

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1 April 1916

Lat 58.3, Long -13.8

3.30pm: Altered course various to intercept steamer.

3.53pm: Found steamer to be Norweigan [Norwegian] “Salina” with armed guard aboard, resumed course N69E.

[South westerly winds force 5 for much of day, sea state rough at times, mist and/or drizzle for most of the time]


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2 April 1916

Lat 61.2, Long -7.4

[Sounding at 5.8am and 6.50am]

10.0am: Mustered by the open list.

10.28am: Altered course various to intercept sailing ship.

11.20am: Signalled Norweigan [sic] ship “Najade”.

1.5pm: Sounded 1/85 [fathoms], altered course N89E.

1.52pm: Altered course S23W Sunda Point bearing S68E, distant 9 miles.

7.30pm: Maximum roll 23 degrees Port and 15 degrees Starboard.

10.0pm: Rolling 15 degrees Port and Starboard.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[South westerly wind force 4 or 5 all day, sea state rough at times, misty for most of day]


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3 April 1916

[Going into and at Busta Voe, though not stated in log]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

[Sounding from 0.30am to 1.30am]

3.45am: Esha Ness Light.

4.15am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

5.35am: Esha Ness Light House abeam.

6.0am: Ceased Zig-Zag, steering to orders.

6.21am: Muckle Roe Light House abeam.

6.33am: Passed boom defence.

6.53am: Came to with Port anchor in 16 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

8.15am: Collier “Burnhope” alongside and tug “Flying Breeze” with 100 Tons boiled water.

9.15am: Commenced coaling.

3.55pm: Collier “Townley” alongside.

6.50pm: Collier “Townley” cast off.

[Coal remaining 603 tons]


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4 April 1916

[At Busta Voe, though not stated in log]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

8.0am: Resumed coaling from collier “Burnhope”,

8.30am: Collier “Townley” alongside.

9.0am: Lieutenant Ward rejoined ship. Sub Lieutenant Green joined ship.

4.0pm: Collier “Burnhope” finished.

5.30pm: Collier “Burnhope” cast off.

7.0pm: Finished coaling.

7.10pm: Collier “Townley” cast off.

[Coal remaining 1326 tons]


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5 April 1916

[At Busta Voe, though not stated in log]

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

5.0am: Vessel sheering 4 to 6 points, commenced steering to anchor.

8.0am: Tug “Flying Breeze” alongside with boiler water.

10.0am: Tug “Flying Breeze” cast off.

10.25am: Drifter “Cenwulf” alongside taking 63 empty coal bags to Collier “Townley”.

11.30am: Hands cleaning ship, securing boats and chutes.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Leave given until 4pm.

7.25pm: Hove short to 3 shackles.

8.0pm: Anchor aweigh, proceeded to turn, tug “Flying Breeze” in attendance. Engines and helm as required.

8.30pm: Passed boom defences.

8.40pm: Muckle Roe Light abeam, Set course N34W, 50 Revs.

9.0pm: Hillswick Light abeam.

9.25pm: Esha Ness Light abeam.


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6 April 1916

At Patrol

Lat 61.2, Long -6.6

1.30am: Challenged and exchanged pendants HMS “Mantua”.

1.50am: Challenged and exchanged pendants HMS “Moldavia”.

4.0am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

11.5am: Ceased Zig-Zag to intercept sailing-ship.

0.12pm: Stopped and boarded Danish schooner “Ragnhild” [Lat] 60 10 N, [Long] 6 35 W, VO [Verifying Officer] Lieutenant Paterson.

0.44pm: Set course N87W, 50 Revs. Ceased Zig-Zag.

7.0pm: Maximum roll 30 degrees Port and Starboard.

Midnight: Maximum roll 25 degrees Port and Starboard.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[SSW wind force 4 or 5 for much of day, sea state rough in evening, showers, rain and mist in pm, noon temperature 45F, sea temperature 44F]


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7 April 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.6, Long -6.9

4.30am: Increased to 50 Revs and commenced Zig-Zag.

6.0am: Vessel rolling 15 degrees Port and Starboard.

4.24pm: Ceased Zig-Zag.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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8 April 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.1, Long -10.4

0.35am: Altered course various to overhaul steamer.

1.33am: Full speed [apparently the steamer gave them the slip as not mentioned again here].

5.30am: Set course N80W, 45 Revs.

3.25pm: Increased to 45 Revs, turned ship round to S68E to secure starboard anchor. Lost overboard by accident 1 rotator and log line. W/T [wireless telegraph] feeder blown adrift.

3.32pm: Dead slow, secured starboard anchor. 1 anchor chock washed overboard.

4.5pm: W/T feeder repaired.

6.0pm: Maximum roll 25 degrees Port and 23 degrees Starboard.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Squally westerly winds force 5 to 7 in am, with sea state rough or very rough, squally north westerly winds force 6-8 for most of pm, with sea state generally high. Rain and hail on and off all day, noon air and sea temperature 45F]


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9 April 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.5, Long -12.4

2.30am: Maximum roll 18 degrees Port and Starboard.

2.0pm: Rolling 20 degrees Port and Starboard.

[Sounding about hourly from 3.0pm to 7.0pm]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[North westerly wind force 6-8 at 4am, with sea state high, wind and sea then reducing for most of day]


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10 April 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.0, Long -14.3

8.5am: Challenged by HMS “Gloucestershire” and exchanged Pendants.

0.45pm: Reduced to 30 Revs to challenge HMS “Otway”.

3.0pm: Maximum roll 32 degrees Port and Starboard.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[South westerly wind force 5 or 5-6 in am, with sea state rough, squally westerly and north westerly winds force 5-7 to 6-9 in pm, with sea state mostly high. Fog and rain at times in am, hail at times in pm, noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 46F]


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11 April 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.1, Long -15.5

2.0am: Ship pitching and straining. Occasionally shipping heavy water forward.

3.0am: Navigation lights exhibited.

4.0am: Maximum roll 28 degrees Port and Starboard.

6.15am: Shipped heavy sea forward - washed overboard from port 6" gun two spray shields.

3.0pm: Rolling 20 degrees Port and Starboard.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[North westerly wind force 6 to 7 in am, with sea state high, winds variable in direction in pm, mostly force 5 with mist and rain and rough seas, barometric pressure falling during day]


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12 April 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.7, Long -15.3

3.0am: Rolling 15 degrees Port and Starboard.

7.0am: Maximum toll 23 degrees Port and Starboard.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Westerly winds force 5 through middle of day, with sea state rough, barometric pressure falling until noon]


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13 April 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.9, Long -15.0

5.0am: Increased to 50 Revs and commenced Zig-Zag.

10.0am: Divisions - Physical drill.

11.0am: Officers at signal instruction.

1.30pm: Altered course N82W. Ceased Zig-Zag.

11.30pm: Resumed Zig-Zag.

[Weather fairly quiet in am, north westerly wind force 5 to 7 in evening, sea state rough to high, with snow from 8pm, noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 45F]


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14 April 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.9, Long -14.5

0.30pm: Ceased Zig-Zag.

9.27pm: Altered course S11W to intercept steamer.

10.6pm: Altered course West, pending instructions re Swedish SS “Texas”.

11.20pm: Altered course N88E, resumed 42 Revs.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Squally north westerly wind force 5 to 7 from noon, with sea state mostly rough or very rough, snow and hail at times, barometric pressure rising during day]


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15 April 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.7, Long -15.5

0.20am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

11.45am: Altered course S4W to intercept SS and ceased Zig Zag.

0.40pm: Boarded British SS “Roanoke” VO [Verifying Officer] Lieutenant Paterson.

1.9pm: Boat hoisted and proceeded. 1.15pm: Set course N76W, 50 Revs, resumed Zig-Zag.

7.0pm: Ceased Zig-Zag.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[South westerly winds for most of day, mist and rain in pm, foggy at midnight]


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16 April 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.3, Long -15.3

1.30am: Fog Lifted, increased to 40 Revs.

6.0am: Altered course N85W increased to 50 Revs and commenced Zig-Zag.

10.0am: Reduced to 45 Revs, ceased Zig-Zag. Divisions. Hands mustered by open list.

11.0am: Divine Service.

3.4pm: Stopped, waiting at rendezvous.

4.55pm: Proceeded at 50 Revs, N75E.

5.20pm: Challenged and exchanged Pendants with HMS “Alsatian”.

5.55pm: Divisions. [Lat] 59 46 W, [Long] 14 46 W.

6.10pm: Vice-Admiral Tupper boarded, inspected ship and presented DSM [Distinguished Service Medal] to Sprake MAA [Master at Arms].

7.0pm: Stopped. Admiral left ship. 7.20pm: Parted company from Flag and increased to 50 Revs.

[Fog, mist and rain through most of the day]


[Further information about DSMs awarded - here: In recognition of their services in the Patrol Cruisers, under the command of Rear-Admiral Sir Dudley R. S. De Chair, K.C.B., M.V.O., during the period ending the 31st December, 1915: To receive the Distinguished Service Medal (list includes) Master-at-Arms Frank Sprake, O.N., 150887]


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17 April 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.3, Long -14.4

0.45am: Commenced Zig Zag.

1.30am: Ceased Zig Zag.

9.30am: Maximum roll 35 degrees Port and 25 degrees Starboard.

1.0pm: Altered course N20W, increased to 32 Revs. Challenged HMS “Gloucestershire” and exchanged pendants.

3.0pm: Maximum roll 38 degrees Port and Starboard.

8.0pm: Maximum roll 37 degrees Port and Starboard.

11.0pm: Challenged HMS “Alsatian” and exchanged pendants, engines slow, altered course N20E, whilst communicating with same.

11.30pm: Altered course S63E and increased to 40 Revs.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Northerly wind force 6 to 8 from 8am onwards, with sea state rough to high, barometric pressure rising after 8am, mist, drizzle and rain through much of day, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 45F]


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18 April 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.5, Long -13.1

4.0pm: Maximum roll = 32 degrees.

4.25pm: Altered course S70W to intercept steamer.

4.35pm: [Lat] 58 37 N, [Long] 12 54 W, signalled Norwegian SS “Ontenada”, resumed course S15W.

5.20pm: As requisite to signal “Ontenada”. 5.45pm: Proceeded S15W, 50 Revs.

Midnight: Maximum roll 35 degrees port and starboard.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Northerly wind force 5 to 7 in am, with sea state very rough, mostly force 4 to 5 in pm, with sea state mostly rough, rain and drizzle for most of day]


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19 April 1916

From Patrol to Glasgow

Lat 55.7, Long -11.1

2.0am: Wind veering to WNW in squalls with heavy rain.

4.0am: Maximum roll = 38 degrees Port and Starboard.

8.0am: Maximum roll = 38 degrees Port and Starboard.

2.0pm: Increased to 54 Revs and commenced Zig-Zag.

8.25pm: Tory Island Light abeam.

9.45pm: Ceased Zig-Zag.

10.8pm: Fanad Point abeam.

11.0pm: Altered course S59E, passing through Inishtrahull Sound.

11.20pm: Inishtrahull Light bearing North, Distant 1.5 miles, altered course S89E and resumed Zig-Zag.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[North westerly and north easterly winds force 5 for much of day, rough sea in middle of day, mist, rain and drizzle until evening]


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20 April 1916

From Patrol to Glasgow

Lat 56.0, Long -4.8 [estimated from information in log]

1.40am: Challenged by and exchanged pendants with TBD “Garry”.

1.50am: Challenged by and exchanged pendants with HMS “Patuca”.

2.43am: Mull of Cantyre Light bearing S26E, distant 16 miles, altered course S26E.

3.0am: Ceased Zig-Zag.

3.50am: Courses various for rounding Mull of Cantyre.

5.0am: Sanda Island Light abeam, distant 2.5 miles, altered course N84E.

6.39am: Pladda Light abeam, distant 3.5 miles, altered course N18E.

7.20am: Holy Island Light abeam, distant 1.5 miles.

8.20am: Cumbrae Light abeam, altered course N27E.

9.0am: Toward Point abeam.

9.27am: Passed through boom defence, steering to orders.

9.32am: Pilot Mr S Hartley boarded.

9.55am: Roseneath beacon abeam.

10.10am: Let go starboard anchor in 11 fathoms, veered to 3 shackles.

[Anchor bearings: Roseneath Beacon N71W, Princes Pier Clock S24W]

11.45am: Anchor aweigh, proceeded up river, 2 tugs attending, engines and helm as required.

1.3pm: Dumbarton Rock abeam.

1.20pm: Passed Bowling pier. 1.45pm: Passed Dalmuir.

2.50pm: Passed Govan pier.

3.20pm: Entered Princes dock.

3.50pm: Made fast in No 6 berth. Motor boat returned and hoisted.

5.30pm: Hands received pay.

6.30pm: Leave given Port watch till 7am 27th.

[Coal remaining 519 tons]


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21 April 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

10.0am: Two RNVR Signal ratings joined ship.

0.30pm: Special leave to Second part of watch till 8am. Leave to boys till 9.30pm.

[Rain in early am, noon temperature 47F]


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22 April 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

1.30pm: Leave to First part Starboard watch till 8am, boys till 9.30pm.

pm: Make and mend clothes.


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23 April 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

10.0am: RC [Roman Catholic] Church party landed.

10.25am: Divisions C of E [Church of England] and Weslyn [Wesleyan] Church Parties landed. Lieutenant Webster joined ship from Liverpool.

0.30pm: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Leave given to Second part starboard watch till 8am. Boys till 7pm.


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24 April 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed cleaning ship, No 2 hold and taking in stores.

1.0pm: Leave given to First part of watch till 8am, to boys till 7pm.


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25 April 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

pm: Hands employed painting and as required.

3.10pm: Shifted ship to No 4 berth Princes dock.

3.50pm: Made fast.

5.0pm: Leave given to Second part of watch till 8am, boys till 9.30pm.


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26 April 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am and pm: Hands employed painting and taking in stores.

6.0pm: Port watch returned from leave.

8.0pm: Starboard Watch given leave till May 2nd.


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27 April 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and taking in stores.

pm: Hands employed painting and taking in stores.

1.30pm: Leave to boys till 7pm.

7.20pm: Shifted ship to No 6 Princes dock.

7.40pm: Made fast.


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28 April 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed painting and getting in stores. 1 Private RMLI joined ship from barracks.

pm: Hands employed taking in stores and ammunition.

4.0pm: Leave to port watch till 8am. Boys till 9.30pm.

5.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.


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29 April 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am and pm: Hands employed taking in stores.

4.0pm: Leave given to port watch till 8am, boys till 9.30pm.


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30 April 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

10.15am: Divisions.

10.40am: Church parties landed.

1.0pm: Leave to first part watch till 8am. Boys till 7pm.

5.0pm: Evening quarters, exercised fire stations.

[Temperature peaked at 57F at 4pm]


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LOGS FOR MAY 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for May 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover signed by Captain and Navigating Officer, as before]

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1 May 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed taking in stores. Mounting 6 Pounder guns.

pm: Hands employed taking in stores and provisions.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters - Exercised Fire stations.

5.0pm: Leave to Second part Watch till 8am. Boys till 9.30pm.

[Barometric pressure relatively high all day, noon temperature 50F]


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2 May 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed painting and taking in stores. 2 Boys joined ship from RN Barracks - Chatham.

0.45pm: Commenced to shift ship - two tugs in attendance.

1.30pm: Made fast at No 10 Princes Dock.

4.30pm: Leave to part of watch till 8am - Boys till 9.30pm.


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3 May 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

9.0am: Starboard Watch returned from long leave. Hands employed stowing tanks. Gunner’s party packing 6 Pounders for return store.

1.0pm: Hands employed taking in stores - stowing tanks and cleaning ship.

4.0pm: Leave for Watch and First part Starboard watch till 7am - Leave for Watch of Boys till 9.30pm.

5.30pm: Evening Quarters - Hands mustered for Monthly payment.


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4 May 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed painting - stowing tanks and clearing up decks.

4.0pm: Leave to Starboard watch and first part Port Watch from 5pm till 8am.


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5 May 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed getting out shell. Two ratings discharge to RN Barracks - Chatham. Two boys joined ship from RN Barracks Chatham.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and taking in stores.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters - Exercised Fire stations.

5.0pm: Leave to Port Watch till 8am. Leave to Boys till 10.30pm.

7.0pm: 1 Rating joined ship.

9.0pm: 1 Seaman Rating discharged to RN Barracks - Chatham.

[Rain for most of day, noon temperature 44F]


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6 May 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

2.05pm: Cast off from berth and proceeded to turn - two tugs in attendance. Engines and helm as required.

2.20pm: Cleared from Princes Dock.

2.45pm: Passed Govan Pier.

3.30pm: Passed Dalmuir Light. 3.50pm: Passed Bowling.

4.45pm: Passed Greenock Pier. 4.55pm: Came to with PB [Port bower] in 12.5 fathoms, veered to 3 shackles.

7.10pm: Anchor aweigh and proceeded - Engines and helm as required.

7.50pm: Passed through Boom Defence - Shaped course S27W - 52 Revs.

8.28pm: Streamed patent log.

9.15pm: Commenced Zig Zag. 9.40pm: Ceased Zig Zag.

[Rain for most of the day, noon temperature 43F]


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7 May 1916

From Glasgow to Patrol

Lat 55.4, Long -9.6

0.18am: Sanda Island Light House abeam. Distant 1 mile.

0.45am: Courses various for rounding Mull of Cantyre.

1.4am: Mull of Cantyre abeam. Distant 1 mile (Log 56.4). Shaped course N25W.

3.30am: Commenced zig zag.

5.8am: Inishtrahull Light House bearing 168 degrees x Malin Head bearing 203 degrees.

8.0am: Maximum roll 30 degrees Port and 25 degrees Starboard.

9.40am: Observed black object 4 feet [across - small diagram shown in log] distant 100 yards. Lat 55 32 N, Long 8 01 W.

11.0am: Vessel rolling 30 degrees Port and Starboard.

4.0pm: Maximum roll 28 degrees Port and 30 degrees Starboard.

6.18pm: Altered course S35W (log 57.6) to intercept steamer.

7.0pm: Boarded Danish SS “Sirius”, VO [Verifying Officer] Lieutenant Paterson. Position [Lat] 55 58 N, [Long] 11 14 W.

7.43pm: Transferred Lieutenant Hall and Armed Guard to same.

7.55pm: Hoisted boat and proceeded. 8.0pm: Course North - 52 Revs.

11.30pm: Altered course East (log 3.0) - Reduced to 45 Revs. Challenged HMS “Gloucestershire” and exchanged pendants.

[North easterly winds force 5 to 6 from 6am to noon, with sea state rough at times, force 4 to 5 in pm, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 47F]


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8 May 1916

From Glasgow to Patrol

Lat 57.9, Long -11.9

1.0am: Resumed Zig Zag, HMS “Gloucestershire” in company.

4.15am: Boarding boat from HMS “Gloucestershire” alongside with rating for HMS “Patuca”.

4.25am: Proceeded at 52 Revs, course N14W. 5.0am: Resumed Zig Zag.

9.30am: Challenged by HMS “Mantua” and exchanged pendants.

1.20pm: Challenged by HMS “Andes” and exchanged pendants. Eased to 52 Revs.

3.25pm: Challenged by HMS “Patuca” and exchanged Pendants.

4.5pm: Stopped to communicate by boat with HMS “Patuca”.

4.12pm: Proceeded slow Course S45W.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters. Warrants 24 and 25 read [presumably should be 34 and 35, given warrant numbers shown elsewhere in log] - Exercised collision and Abandon Ship stations.


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9 May 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.9, Long -9.1

10.0am: Altered course N60E to intercept steamer.

3.47pm: Altered course N56W (log 60.8) to intercept steamer.

5.40pm: Stopped and boarded Danish SS “Olga”, VO Lieutenant Paterson, [Lat] 58 46 N, [Long] 11 00 W.

pm [time unclear]: Challenged HMS “Gloucestershire” and exchanged Pendants.

6.0pm: Proceeded S73W - 52 Revs.


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10 May 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.2, Long -12.1

[Not much happening on patrol today, all log entries shown here as an example:]

2.50am: Increased to 52 Revs.

6.0am: Altered course N88W.

10.0am: Divisions - Physical Drill, altered course S87W.

11.0am: Boys at signalling instruction. Officers at 6” Gun drill.

Noon: W/T and Signal Books inspected.

3.0pm: Altered course S83W.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters.

5.0pm: Altered course S22W to overhaul sailing vessel. Ceased Zig Zag.

5.20pm: Resumed Course S83W (log 67.4). 5.26pm: Altered course N23E (log 68.5).

5.50pm: Altered course N83E (log 73.2), 6.0pm: Resumed Zig Zag.

11.12pm: Reduced to 45 Revs.

Midnight: Altered course N82E (log 47.8). Reduced to 40 Revs and ceased Zig Zag.


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11 May 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.3, Long -12.1

2.45am: Increased to 45 Revs and commenced zig zag.

10.30pm: Ceased zig zag.

[Number on sick list: 1 Officer, 4 Men]

[South easterly wind force 4 for much of morning, quieter in afternoon, then force 5 at midnight. Mist and drizzle for most of day, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 48F]


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12 May 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.8, Long -12.2

4.0am: Increased to 52 Revs and commenced Zig Zag.

7.15am: Altered course S50W to intercept steamer.

7.45am: Ceased Zig Zag.

8.0am: Altered course S60W. Fired blank 6 Pounder at steamer.

8.04am: Commenced manoeuvering.

8.12am: Boarded Norwegian SS “Otta”, VO [Verifying Officer] Lieutenant Webster [Position [Lat] 58 55 N, Long 11 22 W.

8.35am: Boat hoisted and proceeded Course N56W - 52 Revs. 8.45am: Resumed Zig Zag.

10.10am: Dropped target and carried out 1” Aiming Practice.

11.15am: Picked up target and proceeded Course S82W - 52 Revs - Resumed Zig Zag.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters - White Watch exercised taking ship in tow.

6.50pm: Altered courseN39E (log 111.1) to intercept steamer [which presumably got away as not mentioned again today].

[Number on sick list: 1 Officer, 5 Men]

[Mist and rain in am, fine in pm, noon air and sea temperature 47F]


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13 May 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.9, Long -12.2

0.15am: Altered course N45E (log 75.2) to intercept steamer.

0.45am: Altered course N22E (log 79.0) - observed Dutch SS “Sommilsdijk”.

3.10am: Altered course North (log 105.2) to intercept steamer.

4.0am: Stopped and boarded Norwegian SS “Fram”, VO Sub Lieutenant Bishop. Position [Lat] 59 14 N, [Long] 11 36 W.

4.21am: Proceeded Course S67E - 52 Revs. 4.30am: Resumed Zig Zag.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters - Warrants No 36 and 37 Read - Exercised collision and Abandon Ship stations.


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14 May 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.0, Long -12.3

4.50am: Altered course North (log 3.7) to intercept steamer.

5.35am: Altered course N10W (log 12.5). Fired blank 6 Pounder at steamer.

5.40am: Challenged HMS “Almanzora” and exchanged Pendants.

6.0am: Stopped and boarded Dutch SS “Soestdizk” [more likely Soestdijk] VO [Verifying Officer] Lieutenant Webster. Position [Lat] 59 30 N, [Long] 10 44 W.

6.30am: Proceeded S23W - 52 Revs.

11.5am: Challenged by HMS “Almanzora”.

4.5pm: Altered course N54E (log 33.9). Signalled Admiralty oil-tank “San Tirso”.


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15 May 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.9, Long -12.1

9.15am: Challenged HMS “Motagua” and exchanged Pendants.

9.38am: Stopped and sent boat to “Motagua” - Manoeuvring.

9.56am: Boat returned with Lieutenant Hall and Armed Guard. Hoisted same.

10.0am: Proceeded S83W, 52 Revs.

2.30pm: Altered course South to intercept steamer.

3.28pm: Stopped and boarded Dutch SS “Texel” VO Lieutenant Paterson. Position [Lat] 58 31 N, [Long] 12 45 W. Transferred Lieutenant Norman and Armed Guard to same.

4.30pm: Hoisted boat and proceeded. Course N86W - 52 Revs.

11.45pm: Wind veering suddenly in squall.

[Rain and drizzle on and off in pm, noon air and sea temperature 47F]


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16 May 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.3, Long -12.8

1.30am: Altered course N40W (log 106.9) to intercept sailing vessel.

1.50am: Slow - inspected Russian schooner “Noas”.

2.30am: Resumed course N48E (log 13.5).

3.30am: Altered course N83E (log 23.3) to intercept steamer.

4.10am: Commenced manoeuvring - Signalled Norwegian SS “Glitra”. Position [Lat] 59 27 N, [Long] 11 58 W.

4.18am: Proceeded Course N83E - 52 Revs.

10.10am: Dropped target and carried out 1” Aiming practice.

11.0am: Picked up target and resumed course S83W - 52 Revs.

0.30pm: Altered course N57W to intercept steamer.

0.50pm: Stopped and boarded Danish SS “Rigmor” VO [Verifying Officer] Lieutenant Paterson. Position 59 17.5 N, 13 06 W.

1.25pm: Hoisted boat and proceeded, Course S72W - 52 Revs.

[Number on sick list: 1 WO [Warrant Officer], 5 Men]

[Rain during am, noon air and sea temperature 47F]


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17 May 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.2, Long -12.7

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Nothing much happening today as Orotava zig-zagged to and fro, rain, mist and drizzle from 10am onwards]


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18 May 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.1, Long -11.4

2.30am: Increased to 52 Revs and resumed Zig Zag.

6.30am: Reduced to 45 Revs - Ceased Zig Zag.

7.16am: Increased to 52 Revs to intercept steamer.

7.46am: Altered course N75W (log 100.2) - Challenged HMS [no name given] and answered - after firing 2 blank 6 Pounders.

10.25am: Challenged HMS “Columbella” and exchanged Pendants.

10.27am: Stopped to communicate by boat with same - Two ratings joined up.

11.0am: Hoisted boat and proceeded - Course N84E 38 Revs.

Noon: Resumed Zig Zag - W/T and Signal Books inspected.

7.40pm: Sighted Swedish SS “Hogland”.

10.30pm: Reduced to 38 Revs and ceased Zig Zag.

[Rain, mist and drizzle in early am, fog (thick at times) from 8am for rest of day, barometric pressure relatively high and rising]


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19 May 1916

From Patrol to Busta Voe

Lat 61.3, Long -4.5

3.15am: Fog thinned. Increased to 45 Revs. 3.20am: Fog cleared. Increased to 50 Revs.

3.30am: Resumed Zig Zag.

5.53am: Sounded in 1/160 fathoms.

10.0am: Dropped target and carried out 1” aiming practice.

11.0am: Picked up target and proceeded Course N75E - 52 Revs.

10.0pm: Sounded in 75 fathoms, s [sand].

11.40pm: Challenged HMS “Patia” and exchanged Pendants.

[Southerly winds force 4 to 5 from noon onwards, fog in early am, then mist and drizzle for most of day, barometric pressure high and rising until noon, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 45F]


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20 May 1916

From Patrol to Busta Voe and at Busta Voe

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

0.40am: Altered course S42E (log 35.0). 1.13am: Engines and helm as required to entering Busta Voe.

1.25am: Passed through Boom Defence.

1.55am: Came to with PB [Port Bower] in 13 fathoms, veered to 5 shackles.

5.0am: Red Watch lowering boats and clearing away ready for colliers.

6.45am: Collier “Excellent” alongside on starboard side.

7.30am: Collier “Cairnnevis” alongside on port side.

9.10am: Commenced coaling.

9.25am: Lieutenant Norman and Armed Guard rejoined ship.

11.0am: Signal Books examined and found correct.

6.0pm: Finished coaling for the day - Total taken in 464 tons.


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21 May 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

7.30am: Resumed coaling.

9.30pm: HMS “Moldavia” left port.

10.0pm: Ceased coaling for the day.


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22 May 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

1.0am: HMS “Alsatian” arrived in port, mooring in No 2 Berth.

7.30am: Resumed coaling.

1.50pm: Collier “Excellent” cast off.

3.0pm: Finished coaling - Collier “Cairnnevis” cast off.

8.0pm: Two officers and 11 ratings (2 Armed Guards) joined for passage to HMS’ “Moldavia” and “Virginian”.

9.0pm: 1 Boy discharged to hospital.

10.34pm: Anchor aweigh and proceeded - Engines and helm as required.

11.15pm: Passed through Boom Defence.

11.30pm: Shaped Course N35W - 52 Revs.

Midnight: Commenced Zig Zag.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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23 May 1916

From Busta Voe to Patrol

Lat 62.1, Long -5.0

7.0am: Maximum roll 27 degrees Port and 30 degrees Starboard.

8.0am: Ceased vigilant watches.

am: Saturday’s Routine.

6.0pm: Sounded 1/280 [fathoms].

6.20pm: Ceased Zig Zag. 6.45pm: Increased to 52 Revs and resumed Zig Zag.

10.35pm: Reduced to 40 Revs on account of fog.

11.0pm: Reduced to 35 Revs and ceased Zig Zag.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fog, mist and drizzle for most of pm, barometric pressure falling, noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 45F]


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24 May 1916

From Busta Voe to Patrol

Lat 61.6, Long -10.1

1.30am: Increased to 45 Revs - Sounded in 1/130 fathoms.

2.30am: Increased to 50 Revs and commenced Zig Zag.

7.40am: Steam whistle pipe burst.

10.20am: Dropped target and carried out 1” aiming practice.

11.04am: Picked up target and proceeded Course S23W - 52 Revs.

11.25am: Challenged HMS “Moldavia” and exchanged Pendants.

Noon: Stopped and transferred one officer and Armed Guard to same.

0.11pm: Proceeded N68W, 52 Revs.

8.30pm: Altered course S34E (log 90.1) to intercept steamer.

8.49pm: Stopped and boarded admiralty collier SS “Ilderton” VO [Verifying Officer] Lieutenant Paterson, Lat 61 33 N, Long 13 19 W.

9.27pm: Proceeded Course S48W - 52 Revs.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fog in early am, mist, rain and drizzle for much of pm]


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25 May 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.3, Long -15.3

3.15pm: Altered course S68W (log 85.7) to intercept steamer and ceased zig zag.

4.48pm: Altered course S42W (log 102.6). Resumed zig zag.

8.45pm: Altered course S25W to intercept steamer (log 49.0). Signalled Swedish SS “Sir Ernest Cassell”.

10.20pm: As requisite to examine and communicate with French barque “Chateau D'If”.

10.40pm: Proceeded S44W - 52 Revs.

[Number on sick list: 1 Officer, 6 Men, 1 Boy]


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26 May 1916

At Patrol

Lat 56.2, Long -16.3

0.45am: Ceased Zig Zag.

2.30am: Increased to 48 Revs and resumed zig zag,

3.25am: Challenged by HMS “Virginian” and exchanged Pendants.

3.30am: Altered course S32W (log 15.6) to communicate with same.

3.51am: Stopped and transferred one officer and Armed Guard to “Virginian”.

4.5am: Proceeded - slow Ahead, Course South.

10.0am: Exercised General Quarters. Challenged HMS “Teutonic” and exchanged Pendants. Altered course S65E.

11.0am: As requisite to communicate - joined from “Teutonic” Mr Bailey - Warrant Telegraphist.

11.30am: Proceeded N65W - 52 Revs.

3.30pm: Altered course N5W (log 50.8) to intercept sailing vessel.

4.25pm: Vessel made out to be Norwegian barque “Oaklands”, already boarded. Altered course N64W.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters. Challenged HMS “Victorian” and exchanged Pendants.

[Number on sick list: 4 Men, 1 Boy]


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27 May 1916

At Patrol

Lat 57.1, Long -17.1

0.20am: Reduced to 40 Revs and ceased zig zag.

2.30am: Resumed zig zag, and increased to 52 Revs.

11.0am: Dropped target and carried out 1” aiming practice.

11.10am: Challenged HMS “Mantua” and exchanged Pendants.

Noon: Boarded same and received two firemen absentees.

0.20pm: Hoisted boat and proceeded Course S87W - 52 Revs.

[Number on sick list: 3 Men, 2 Boys]


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28 May 1916

At Patrol

Lat 57.5, Long -17.5

10.15am: Divisions - Articles of War read.

11.0am: Divine Service.

3.10pm: Altered course N27E (log 89.4) to intercept steamer.

4.45pm: Stopped and boarded Dutch SS “Oosterdijk” VO Lieutenant Paterson. Position [Lat] 57 28 N, [Long] 18 23 W. Transferred Sub Lieutenant Bishop and Armed Guard to same.

4.55pm: Challenged HMS “Mantua” and exchanged Pendants.

5.22pm: Hoisted boat and proceeded Course S63W - 52 Revs.

[Number on sick list: 1 Engineer, 6 Men]

[Weather unremarkable, noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 49F]


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29 May 1916

At Patrol

Lat 57.3, Long -17.5

0.10pm: Altered course N45E to intercept steamer (log 25.8).

0.40pm: Challenged HMS “Mantua”, who signalled she was about to board SS “Noorderdijk”.

7.10pm: Altered course S45E (log 9.8) to intercept vessel.

8.15pm: Engines and helm as required for boarding Danish SS “Selandia”, Lat 56 56 N, [Long] 18 44 W. Armed Guard - VO [Verifying Officer] Lieutenant Paterson.

8.57pm: Hoisted boat and proceeded Course N54E - 52 Revs.

[Number on sick list: 1 Officer, 1 PO, 5 Men]

[Showers for most of day]


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30 May 1916

At Patrol

Lat 57.5, Long -14.0

5.25am: Altered course N34E (log 19.0) to intercept steamer - ceased zig zag - vessel made out to be Dutch SS “Laandijk” already examined.

5.50am: Resumed Course S87E. 6.10am: Resumed zig zag.

7.45am: Altered course S45W to intercept steamer (log 46.0).

8.10am: Boarded British SS “Cleveland Range” VO [Verifying Officer] Lieutenant Paterson. Position [Lat] 57 33 N, [Long] 16 33 W.

8.40am: Proceeded Course N86W - 52 Revs.

10.35am: Dropped target and carried out 6” target practice.

0.55pm: Picket up target and boat. 1.0pm: Proceeded Course N86W - 52 Revs.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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31 May 1916

At Patrol

Lat 57.3, Long 18.0

pm: Officers at pistol practice.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[A quiet day zig-zagging to and fro in unremarkable weather, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 50F]


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for June 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover signed by Captain and Navigating Officer, as before]

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1 June 1916

At Patrol [though actually heading into Busta Voe]

Lat 56.9, Long -12.4

11.40pm: Barra Head Light abeam - distant 9 miles.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North westerly winds force 4 for most of day, showers off and on, noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 50F]


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2 June 1916

At Patrol [though actually heading into Busta Voe]

Lat 58.6, Long -4.8

2.34am: Hysgeir [Hyskeir] Rock Light bearing S38E, distant 13 miles.

4.5am: Neist Point Light bearing S55W (compass), distant 4 miles.

5.30am: Discontinued zig zag.

7.0am: Altered course N63E (log 105.5) and resumed zig zag.

11.15am: Courses various for rounding Cape Wrath.

11.25am: Cape Wrath Light House South (T) distant 3 miles.

11.45am: Shaped Course S71E (log 65.0). Ceased zig zag - Signal Books inspected.

3.15pm: Dunnet Head abeam - distant 2.5 miles.

4.24pm: Swilkie Point abeam.

4.50pm: Muckle Skerry Light House abeam.

5.15pm: Resumed zig zag.

9.30pm: Fair Island bearing 350 degrees.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Squally North westerly winds force 3 to 6 in pm, sea state becoming rough, rain from noon onwards, noon temperature 48F, sea temperature 46F]


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3 June 1916

At Patrol and Busta Voe

Lat 60.6, Long -1.6 [Estimated from information in log - check]

5.32am: Out Skerry 270 degrees, distant 14 miles.

8.0am: Muckle Flugga Light House 260 degrees, distant 12.5 miles.

am: Hands employed rigging coaling gear.

1.0pm: Muckle Ossa abeam - distant 2 miles.

1.35pm: Esha Ness abeam - distant 2.5 miles.

2.0pm: Altered course S45E. Challenged HMS “Sprightly” and exchanged Pendants.

2.25pm: Engines and helm as required for entering Busta Voe.

2.35pm: Passed Boom Defence.

2.50pm: Let go Starboard anchor in 16 fathoms - veered to 5 shackles.

3.30pm: Collier “Paignton” alongside on starboard side.

3.45pm: Collier “Excellent” alongside on port side.

4.30pm: Commenced coaling.

8.55pm: HMS “Moldavia” left the harbour.

11.45pm: Ceased coaling for the day.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal remaining 484 tons]

[North westerly wind force 4 to 6 in am with sea state rough, noon temperature 45F, sea temperature 44F]


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4 June 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

6.30am: Resumed coaling.

9.0am: Tug “Flying Breeze” alongside with fresh water.

1.30pm: Water boat alongside.

6.5pm: Collier “Excellent” cast off.

6.30pm: Finished coaling.

7.15pm: Collier “Paignton” cast off.

11.15pm: Shortened in. 11.20pm: Weighed and proceeded as required out of harbour.

Midnight: Passed through Gate of Boom - Set vigilant watches.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Coal remaining 1264 tons]


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5 June 1916

From Busta Voe to Patrol

Lat 60.2, Long -5.9

0.8am: Muckle Roe Island Light abeam - Shaped Course N38W.

am: Saturday’s Routine.

10.40pm: Altered course S68W (log 76.6) to intercept steamer - Eased to 50 Revs.

11.35pm: Boarded Danish SS “California” VO [Verifying Officer] Midshipman King - Put Lieutenant Hall and Armed Guard on board same.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 6 with passing showers all day, sea state mostly rough, noon temperature 48F, sea temperature 47F]


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6 June 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.6, Long -7.9

0.5am: Hoisted boat. 0.10am: Proceeded Course S70W - 50 Revs.

9.0am - 9.30am: Reduced speed to secure companion ladder.

10.57pm: Engines and helm as required. Signalled Norwegian SS “Salina”.

11.50pm: Proceeded Course S74W - 45 Revs.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[North easterly winds force 6 to 7 for much of day, sea state mostly very rough, noon temperature 45F, sea temperature 47F]


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7 June 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.5, Long -7.7

8.20am: Increased to 52 Revs and commenced zig zag.

10.20am: Altered course S25W (log 103.8) to intercept steamer. Ceased zig zag - vessel made out to be Dutch SS “Texel”, already examined

11.5am: Altered course N20W (log 113) - resumed zig zag.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[North easterly winds force 5 to 7 until 8pm, sea state rough or very rough all day]


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8 June 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.7, Long -8.0

0.20am: Stopped to plug leaky tubes in condenser.

1.0am: Proceeded Course N80E - 52 Revs.

4.40am: Signalled Norwegian SS “Sommerstad”.

8.0pm: Observed Danish SS “Rolf”.

10.15pm: Altered course N50W (log 8.3) to intercept steamer.

10.55pm: Altered course N70W (log 16.5). Fired blank 6 Pounder.

11.15pm: Boarded Danish SS “Emanuel” VO [Verifying Officer] Lieutenant Paterson. Position [Lat] 59 30 N, [Long] 8 45 W.

11.45pm: Hoisted boat and proceeded N80E - 52 Revs.

pm: Lost overboard lower part of bottle screw one in number, No 3 seaboat.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[North easterly wind force 4 for most of day, with passing showers, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 48F]


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9 June 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.6, Long -8.0

11.40am: Challenged by HMS “Moldavia” and exchanged Pendants - Signal Books correct.

0.44pm: Altered course S64W (log 74.6) to intercept steamer.

1.18pm: Stopped and boarded Swedish SS “Atland” (VO Lieutenant Paterson). Position Lat 59 27 N, Long 8 16 W. Put aboard Lieutenant Norman and Armed Guard.

1.50pm: Proceeded N70W - 52 Revs.


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10 June 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.7, Long -7.9

9.36pm: Engines and helm as required for boarding.

9.52pm: Boarded French barque “La Rochefoucauld” VO [Verifying Officer] Lieutenant Paterson. Position [Lat] 59 26 N, [Long] 8 38 W.

10.10pm: Hoisted boat and proceeded Course N77E - 52 Revs.

[Barometric pressure relatively high and rising for most of day, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 48F]


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11 June 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.7, Long -7.8

1.29pm: Altered course S44W (log 49.5) to intercept steamer.

1.40pm: Stopped and boarded Norwegian SS “Nordnaes”. Position Lat 59 33.5 N, [Long] 8 07 W. VO Lieutenant Paterson. Put Midshipman McKeag and Armed Guard aboard.

2.5pm: Hoisted boat and proceeded, Course S76W - 52 Revs.

8.0pm: Altered course to intercept sailing vessel.

9.7pm: Engines slow to signal Norwegian barque “Ba” with Armed Guard aboard.

9.33pm: Altered course S22E (log 38.4) to intercept sailing vessel. Resumed 52 Revs and zig zag.

11.0pm: Ceased zig zag.

11.40pm: Stopped and boarded Norwegian barque “Sierra Miranda” VO Lieutenant Paterson - Manoeuvring.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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12 June 1916

At Patrol

Lat 56.9, Long -11.4

0.40am: Transferred provisions to “Sierra Miranda”.

1.5am: Proceeded Course N70W - 52 Revs.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[North easterly wind force 4 in pm, misty for most of day, barometric pressure relatively high, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 50F]


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13 June 1916

At Patrol

Lat 56.4, Long -11.8

7.25am: Challenged HMS “Moldavia” and exchanged Pendants.

8.2am: Manoeuvring - Received Lieutenants Hall and Webster and Armed Guards and mail from “Moldavia”.

8.32am: Proceeded N78W 52 Revs.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North easterly wind force 4 all day, barometric pressure still high]


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14 June 1916

At Patrol

Lat 56.5, Long -11.9

5.20am: Stopped and boarded British SS “Benue” Lat 56 39 N, Long 10 49 W, VO Lieutenant Paterson.

6.0am: Proceeded Course S89E - 52 Revs.

0.30pm: Altered course N68W (log 39.0) to intercept steamer.

7.0pm: Observed and communicated with Government store-ship “Belgravian”.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Foggy at midnight]


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15 June 1916

At Patrol

Lat 56.9, Long -11.9

3.5am: Eased to 30 Revs, owing to thick fog - ceased zig zag.

4.0am: Resumed zig zag.

5.24am: Ceased zig zag.

7.0am: Increased to 45 Revs and resumed zig zag.

4.30pm: Ceased zig zag.

4.50pm: Challenged HMS “Patia” and exchanged Pendants - closed to communicate - Course S43E.

5.30pm: Stopped and received three ratings from “Patia”.

5.38pm: Proceeded Course N44E - 48 Revs - resumed zig zag.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Foggy until 9am, barometric pressure still high and rising, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 51F]


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16 June 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.8, Long -9.5

6.20am: Challenged and exchanged Pendants with HMS’ “Otway” and “Gloucestershire”.

6.35am: Altered course S65E (log 90.5) to communicate with HMS “Otway”.

6.55am: Stopped - transferred two ratings and received 3 officers and 5 men for HMS “Moldavia”. Lieutenant Norman and Armed Guard rejoined ship.

7.20am: Proceeded 48 Revs. 7.25am: Shaped Course S64E.

7.0pm: Reduced speed and signalled Norwegian SV [Sailing Vessel] “Calluna”.

7.8pm: Proceeded 54 Revs.

8.18pm: Butt of Lewis abeam distant 8 miles, altered course S29E (log 47.6).

10.25pm: Tiumpan Light abeam distant 7 miles.

10.36pm: Challenged HMS “Minotaur” and exchanged Pendants.

11.0pm: Ceased zig zag.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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17 June 1916

At Loch Ewe

Lat 57.8, Long -5.6

Midnight: Courses various for entering Loch Ewe.

1.14am: Passed through Gate of Boom.

1.27am: Came to with PB [port bower] in 17 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

1.40am: Boat alongside with mail.

4.45am: HMS “Minotaur” and destroyer escort left harbour.

5.40am: Collier “Lord Stewart” alongside.

6.25am: Commenced coaling.

8.0am: Water boat “Mellite” alongside.

2.10pm: Collier “Lord Stewart” cast off (Finished).

2.35pm: Collier “Ravelston” alongside.

9.15pm: HMS “Moldavia” left harbour.

9.50pm: Finished coaling.

10.10pm: Collier “Ravelston” cast off.

[Coal remaining 471 tons]


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18 June 1916

At Loch Ewe

Lat 57.8, Long -5.6

8.30am: Water boat left ship.

am: Lost by accident whilst away prize crew, one magazine spring and platform for Japanese rifle by PO Allington RNVR.

2.0pm: Gave leave till 5pm.

8.15pm: Hove short. 8.35pm: Anchor aweigh - proceeded Engines and helm as required for leaving Loch Ewe.

8.47pm: Passed through Gate of Boom. 9.5pm: Shaped Course N50W - 54 Revs. Commenced Zig Zag.

10.50pm: Stopped and embarked Armed Guard for HMS “Columbella”.

11.05pm: Proceeded S35W - 54 Revs.

11.45pm: Milaid Point abeam, 2 miles distant, altered course S65W (log 30.1).

[Coal remaining: 849 tons]


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19 June 1916

From Loch Ewe to Patrol

Lat 56.6, Long -9.2

0.45am: Glass [probably Eilean Glas] Point Light House abeam distant 1 mile log 43.5, altered course S47W.

2.0am: Altered course S30W and commenced zig zag.

2.37am: Neist Point Light House abeam distant 5 miles.

3.25am: Ushinish [Ushenish] Light House abeam - distant 7 miles.

6.0am: Barra Head Light House abeam - distant 16 miles.

10.0pm: Challenged HMS “Columbella” and exchanged Pendants - ceased zig zag.

10.45pm: Stopped and transferred Armed Guard to HMS “Columbella”. Midshipman McKeag and Armed Guard rejoined ship.

10.54pm: Proceeded S2W - 50 Revs. Resumed zig zag.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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20 June 1916

At Patrol

Lat 56.4, Long -11.8

11.0am: Challenged HMS “Hilary” and exchanged Pendants.

9.36pm: Altered course N73W (log 70.3) to intercept sailing vessel.

10.20pm: Stopped and boarded Danish SV “J Koefoed” Lat 56 16 N, Long 12 47 W.

10.55pm: Proceeded 50 Revs. Course North to intercept sailing vessel.

11.12pm: Stopped and boarded Danish SV “Harris” Lat 56 18 N, Long 12 48 W.

11.45pm: Proceeded Course S84E 45 Revs.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Drizzle, then mist until evening, noon temperature 54F, sea temperature 50F]


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21 June 1916

At Patrol

Lat 56.4, Long -12.0

8.25am: Manoeuvered to inspect fisherman’s dan buoy [a floating temporary marker buoy].

1.18pm: Reduced to 45 Revs. Inspection of Great Coats Marine detachment - No remarks.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[South westerly winds force 4 and mist and fog for most of time from noon onwards, barometric pressure falling, noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 52F]


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22 June 1916

At Patrol

Lat 56.9, Long -12.4

9.30am: Reduced to 48 Revs on account of fog.

[Mist and fog from 9am to noon and at 7 and 8pm]


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23 June 1916

At Patrol

Lat 56.9, Long -12.1

5.26am: Altered course N35E (log 50.5) to intercept sailing vessel.

6.30am: Stopped and boarded Danish Topsail schooner “Debora” Lat 57 19 N, Long 10 47 W.

7.10am: Proceeded 50 Revs S82W.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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24 June 1916

At Patrol

Lat 56.7, Long -12.7

am: Saturday’s routine.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Nothing much happening as Orotava zig-zags to and fro on patrol, misty during evening]


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25 June 1916

At Patrol

Lat 56.7, Long -12.6

11.0am: Divine Service.

10.30pm: Challenged HMS “Otway” and exchanged Pendants.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Mist, fog and drizzle during pm, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 54F]


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26 June 1916

From Patrol to Glasgow

Lat 55.4, Long -8.9

7.0am: Increased to 56 Revs. Set vigilant watches.

1.45pm: Challenged HMS “Otway” and exchanged Pendants.

2.3pm: Tory Island Light House abeam, distant 4.5 miles, altered course S78E.

2.50pm: Exchanged Pendants with Lough Swilly signal station.

4.15pm: Exchanged Pendants with Malin Head signal station.

6.24pm: Ceased zig zag for passing through Rathlin Sound.

7.40pm: Tor Point abeam Distant 1.5 miles (log 80.2) - Resumed zig zag.

9.0pm: Altered course N66E (log 98.0) - Maidens Light bearing 205 degrees distant 5 miles.

10.50pm: Ailsa Craig abeam distant 3 miles.

11.25pm: Pladda Light abeam - distant 4 miles. Exchanged Pendants with signal station.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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27 June 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.4 [estimated from information in log]

0.38am: Altered course N33E (log 47.0). Ceased zig zag.

1.0am: Cumbrae Light abeam - steering to orders.

1.40am: Passed Skelmorlie Buoy.

2.5am: Passed through Gate of Boom.

2.15am: Pilot (Mr McGibbon) aboard.

2.40am: Came to with SB [starboard bower] in 12 fathoms, veered to 3 shackles.

2.45am: Clocks put to BST [British Summer Time].

4.45am: Pilot left ship.

5.30am: Motor boat swung out and lowered.

6.40am: Motor boat left ship with Paymaster, storekeeper and postman.

7.45am: Motor boat returned with storekeeper.

8.50am: Motor boat left ship with Lieutenant Norman.

9.55am: Anchor aweigh, proceeded with two tugs in attendance, Helm as engines as required.

11.15am: Passed Bowling Pier.

11.50am: Passed Renfrew Pier.

0.40pm: Entered Princes Dock.

1.0pm: Made fast in No 24 Berth.

pm: Hands employed landing ammunition.

3.0pm: Hands mustered for quarterly payment.

4.0pm: Discharged 1 Seaman RNR to RN barracks, Chatham. Discharged 4 ratings to hospital.

[Coal remaining 232 tons]


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28 June 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed clearing No 4 hold, and as required.

4.0pm: Evening quarters, and exercised fire stations.


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29 June 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed clearing No 4 hold.

5.0pm: Leave for First part of watch till 8am. Boys till 9.30pm.


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30 June 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

10.30am: Shifted ship to No 22 berth.

pm: Hands employed taking in stores. Tank party at tanks.

5.0pm: Leave for Second part of watch till 8am. Boys till 9.30pm.


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LOGS FOR JULY 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for July 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Captain and Navigating Officer, as before]

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1 July 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Tank Party working in tanks.

pm: Leave First Part of Watch 1pm - 8am. Boys 1pm - 7.30pm.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

[Coal remaining 1350 tons] [this is odd because coaling hasn’t been mentioned in log but must have occurred]


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2 July 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

1.30pm: Shifted ship from Berth 22 to Berth 29.

5.0pm: Leave to Second part of Watch till 8am. Boys to 7.30pm.

6.30pm: Discharged A Strickland RNR Seaman to hospital.


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3 July 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

9.0am: Hands employed shifting ship for lifting 6” guns. Gunners’ party working about guns.

pm: Hands employed shifting ship and as required.


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4 July 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

9.0am: Watch returned from Long Leave. 1 RMLI joined ship.

am: Leave to Port Watch till 10th July noon.

3.45pm: Evening Quarters and Exercised Fire Stations.

5.0pm: Leave to First Part Starboard Watch to 8am. Leave to Boys to 9.30pm.


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5 July 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

5pm: Leave to part of Watch to 8pm [presumably should be 8am]. Boys to 9.30pm.


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6 July 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed taking in stores, painting and as required.

pm: Hands employed taking in Ammunition and shifting ship as required for replacing guns.

2.30pm: Armed Guard from HMS Hildebrand boarded for passage.

5.0pm: Leave to part of Watch to 8am and Part of Boys Division to 9.30pm.


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7 July 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and taking in stores.

11.30am: Visited by Admiral.

pm: Hands employed shifting ship and as required.

4.0pm: 1 Rating joined from Hospital.

5.0pm: Leave to Part of Watch to 8am. Leave to Part of Boys Division to 9.30pm.


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8 July 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed taking in stores and clearing up decks as required.

1.30pm: Leave to Part of Watch to 8am. Leave to Part of Boys Division to 9.30pm.


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9 July 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

10.20am: Church Parties landed.

0.30pm: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Leave to Second Part of Watch to 8am, Second Part of Boys to 9.30pm.

4.30pm: Shifted ship from berth No 31 to No 17 Tugs Flying Linnet and Flying Dutchman in attendance.


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10 July 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed taking in stores and as required. 7 ratings joined ship from Depot.

5.0pm: Leave to part of watch to 8am. Leave to part of Boys’ Division to 9.30pm.


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11 July 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed taking in stores and clearing up decks as required.

pm: Leave to Boys 1.30 to 7.30pm. Hands employed taking in Flour etc.

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and First Part of Port Watch 5pm - 8am.


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12 July 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed stowing tanks and as required.

pm: HMS Hildebrand’s Armed Guard discharged from ship. Hands employed stowing tanks and striking down ammunition.

5.0pm: Leave to part of Watch to 11pm.

10.30pm: Armed Guard from HMS Gloucestershire joined ship.

[Rain and mist for much of day, temperature peaked at 59F in pm]


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13 July 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and striking down ammunition. 1 Signal Rating and 1 RNVR Rating from RN Barracks Chatham joined ship.

pm: Hands employed striking down and stowing ammunition. Discharged 1 Signal Rating to RN Barracks Chatham.

5.30pm: Exercised General Quarters and Boat Stations.

6.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and Second Part Port Watch to 11pm.

[Temperature peaked at 68F at 4pm]


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14 July 1916

Lat 55.9, Long -4.6 [estimated from information in log]

8.30am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea. Discharged 1 stoker to Hospital.

10.23am: Cast off from Prince’s Dock and proceeded down river.

[Proceeding down River Clyde. Courses and speed as requisite]

11.10am: Shieldhall Light abeam.

11.30am: Blythswood Light abeam. 11.50am: Dumbarton Rock abeam.

Noon: Clock put back 30 minutes.

[Draft leaving: Fresh water: Forward 25’ 9”, Aft 27’ 3.5”. Salt water: Forward 25’ 5”, Aft 26’ 11”]

0.36pm: “Flying Condor” cast off. 0.39pm: ST “Flying Wizard” cast off.

0.45pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor in 11 fathoms and veered to 3 shackles.

[Draft at Tail of Bank, Salt water, Forward 25’ 3”, Aft 26’ 11”]

[Anchor Bearings] [Prince’s Pier S40W, Roseneath Buoy N40W]

1.45pm: Ship’s clocks put to GMT [Greenwich Mean Time].

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

4.35pm: Passed through Boom Defence. Increased to 56 revs. Course S30W.

[Note in columns for weather readings] [Mercurial Barometer. (Note. All readings since 21st January to this time have been Aneroid)]

5.0pm: Skelmorlie Buoy abeam. 5.35pm: As requisite for Ian Spit [?].

5.45pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms. Veered to 2 Shackles.

6.55pm: Engine repairs made good. Shortened in. Warrant 39 read.

7.15pm: Weighed and proceeded as required for Largs Channel.

7.53pm: Boarding boat left ship for Largs with Lieutenant Paterson.

8.15pm: Boat returned and hoisted. Proceeded 56 revs. 8.40pm: Course S30W.

8.45pm: South Point Little Cumbrae abeam. 9.40pm: Holy Island abeam, distant 2.5 miles.

11.45pm: Altered course N46W, Sands [Sanda] Island Light bore N3W magnetic, 4 miles.

[Temperature at 4pm 60F, sea temperature 54F]


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15 July 1916

From Glasgow to Patrol

Lat 55.3, Long -9.8

0.25am: Altered course N25W (log 46.6) Commenced zig zag 20/20 [degrees].

1.34am: Altered course N71W (log 60.8) Discontinued zig zag.

2.30am: Commenced zig zag (20 and 40).

4.4am: Inishtrahull Light S19W 5.5 miles.

7.35am: Tory Island Light House S3W 4 miles.

2.48pm: Ceased zig zag.

4.55pm: Evening Quarters. Collision and Abandon Ship Stations. Warrants 40 and 41 read. Signal Books correct.

7.0pm: Altered course N21E and commenced zig zag.

8.40pm: Reduced to 35 revs and stopped zig zag.

[Fog, thick at times, all pm]


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16 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 57.0, Long -11.8

3.15am: Increased to 52 revs and resumed Zig Zag.

10.15am: Divisions. Quarterly CM [Court Martial] returns read. Divine Service.

[Fog from 6am to 9am, noon temperature 54F, sea temperature 53F]


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17 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 57.0, Long -11.7

8.0am: Maximum Roll 20 degrees Port and Starboard

9.40am: Stopped to communicate with Government Collier SS “Overdale”.

9.49am: Proceeded 52 revs, Course N68W.

Noon: Maximum Roll 28 degrees Port and Starboard. Signal Books correct.

4.0pm: Maximum roll 30 degrees Port, 27 degrees Starboard.

5.0pm: Maximum roll 20 degrees Port and Starboard.

[Sea state rough for much of day]


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18 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 57.1, Long -11.7

1.0am: Commenced to drizzle.

8.0am: Maximum roll 20 degrees Port and Starboard.

11.30am: Maximum roll 27 degrees Port and Starboard.

9.36pm: Ceased zig zag.

10.40pm: Increased to 45 Revs and resumed zig zag.

11.24pm: Ceased zig zag.

[Mist and drizzle for most of am, mist and fog from 6pm onwards, sea state rough at times in pm, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 53F]


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19 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 56.6, Long -11.5

11.35am: Increased to 40 revs and commenced zig zag.

0.15pm: Altered course N2E and ceased zig zag.

1.0pm: Commenced zig zag.

1.36pm: Ceased zig zag. 2.12pm: Commenced zig zag.

4.30pm: Reduced to 40 Revs. Ceased Zig Zag.

[Fog, thick at times, for most of the day]


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20 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 57.8, Long -10.9

3.0am: Commenced Zig Zag.

10.0am: Observed Steamer bearing S14E, altered course S70E, increased to 50 revs.

10.30am: Captain’s inspection of Marines in MO [Marching Order] and kit inspection.

10.55am: Fired 6 pounder Blank.

11.7am: Course and Speed as required to board Roumanian steamer “Bistuta”, [Lat] 57 46 N, [Long] 10 51 W.

1.5pm: Boat returned and hoisted. Proceeded N22E, Revs as required to keep steamer in signal distance.

3.20pm: Signalled SS Bistuta to proceed.

7.30pm: Increased to 42 revs and Zig Zag.

11.30pm: Ceased Zig Zag.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Mist and fog, thick at times, until 6pm]


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21 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 57.0, Long -11.2

3.48am: Commenced zig zag.

7.0am: Altered course N68W to intercept steamer and ceased zig zag.

7.25am: Examined SS “Rognland”, Amsterdam, flying flag of day.

7.27am: Altered course S22W and commenced zig zag. Signal Books correct.

9.32am: Altered course S72W (log 99.1). Ceased zig zag. Reduced to 40 Revs.

11.23am: Altered course N22E (log 14.7) to intercept steamer and increased to 40 revs.

11.35am: Fired Blank 6 pounder.

11.39am: Proceeded N45W (log 16.8). [Looks like another steamer got away as not mentioned again]

4.36pm: Commenced zig zag.

Midnight: Reduced to 40 Revs and ceased zig zag.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Mist and fog all am, noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 55F]


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22 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 56.6, Long -11.5

3.25am: Increased to 45 revs and commenced zig zag.

10.8am: Altered course S89E to intercept sailing vessel and ceased zig zag.

10.40am: Altered course N45W after speaking to vessel “Montrosa” of Marehaven.

10.55am: Proceeded.

11.5am: Altered course S22W and commenced zig zag.

4.0pm: Reduced to 40 revs ceased zig zag.

7.48pm: Ceased zig zag. Signal Books correct.

8.48pm: Resumed zig zag.

10.25pm: Ceased zig zag.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fog, thick at times, from 3pm onwards]


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23 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 57.4, Long -12.1

4.0am: Increased to 45 revs and commenced zig zag. Signal Books correct.

1.55pm: Altered course N88E to intercept steamer (log 94.4). Ceased zig zag.

2.40pm: Stopped. Sent boat away to SS “Glenmorag” VO [Verifying Officer] (Lieutenant Norman).

3.3pm: Boarding boat returned and hoisted. Proceeded at 45 revs. Course S72W.

4.0pm: Resumed zig zag.

7.12pm: Reduced to 40 revs. Ceased zig zag.

10.12pm: Increased to 40 revs and commenced zig zag.

10.48pm: Altered course N71E and ceased zig zag.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fog in early am, mist and fog for most of pm]


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24 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 54.2, Long -11.5

10.26am: Ship stopped to drop target.

10.45am: Boat sent away.

10.47am: Courses and speeds various - 1 inch aiming practice carried out.

0.25pm: Target and boat hoisted. Proceeded S72W, 45 Revs.

8.40pm: Sighted SS “Glenesk” (Rochefort). 8.45pm: Altered course S68E to intercept (log 62.1).

9.0pm: Proceeded N72E.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Mist on and off all day]


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25 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 56.9, Long -12.0

5.5am: As required to intercept steamer.

5.17am: Stopped and boarded SS “Tregarthen”.

5.43am: Boarding boat returned and hoisted. 5.45am: Proceeded at 45 revs. Course S72W.

8.40am: Port wheel chain found to be broken. Ship put into hand gear.

1.10pm: Steering gear repaired and connected steam gear.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[South westerly winds force 4 to 6 for much of day, sea state rough at times, mist and fog from 8am onwards, noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 55F]


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26 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 56.6, Long -11.5

8.0am: Increased to 45 Revs and zig zag. Wind shifting to WNW and fog cleared.

10.45am: Sighted and exchanged Pendants with HMS “Mantua”.

11.36am: Stopped. Boat from HMS “Mantua” alongside. 11.47am: Boat left ship. Proceeded slow, Course N2E.

3.45pm: Challenged French C [Cruiser] Artois.

4.39pm: Course and speed various to pick up boat from French Warship.

4.50pm: Boat clear (Lieutenant Norman).

5.9pm: Boat hoisted. 5.15pm: Proceeded N22E.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fog until 8am, sea state rough at times in am]


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27 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 58.4, Long -10.3

0.12am: Ceased Zigs.

1.55am: Challenged by HMS “Hildebrand” and exchanged Pendants.

2.22am: Stopped to communicate by boat, Lieutenant Paterson and AG [Armed Guard] for “Columbella” joined ship.

2.54am: Proceeded N21E, 48 Revs. Resumed Zigs.

4.26am: Signalled HMS “Mantua”.

4.30am: Port Search Light fused; induced Magnetism - lower compass Altering Deviation.

4.36am: Ceased Zigs till 5.0.

8.35am: Land bearing S65E.

9.5am: N50W to intercept SS “Pentuzn” [?] ([log] 94.5).

11.30am: Challenged and Exchanged Pendants with HMS “Patuca”.

0.15pm: Challenged and Exchanged Pendants with HMS “Motagua”.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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28 July 1916

At Patrol

Lat 61.0, Long -5.3

4.20am: Challenged HMS “Alsatian” and Exchanged Pendants.

4.24am: Altered course S83E ([log] 100.3) to communicate by boat.

4.50am: Stopped - 3 Officers and 4 men for “Columbella” and 1 Officer and Armed Guard for “Ebro” transferred.

5.41am: Proceeded S68E - 52 Revs.

7.0pm: Altered course S14E (61.3) - Between 1pm and 9pm Current set ship 8 miles to Northeastward.

9.40pm: Sighted Eshaness Light.

10.15pm: Eshaness Light abeam 1.25 miles - Log 98, altered course S75W.

10.30pm: Skerry abeam, altered course S18W.

11.0pm: Ceased zigs.

11.25pm: Hillswick Light abeam 5.25 miles - log 10.0.

11.49pm: Muckle Roe abeam 1 mile - hauled in patent log.

Midnight: Courses various for making Busta Voe.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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29 July 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

0.20am: Came to Port anchor in 17 fathoms, veered to 5 Shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Ships Head SW, Red Light Flag Staff S13W, Burgastoo S72W]

4.30am: Shifted berth 1 cable East veered to 6 shackles awash in 17 Fathoms. Red Watch employed preparing ship for coaling - 4 Officers and Armed Guard returned to “Columbella”.

[Anchor bearings] [Flag Staff N25.5W, Kirk N50.5E]

7.0am: Collier “Polahu” [?] alongside bending seaboat’s after davit - also slight damage to Starboard Depth Charge bed and screen.

8.0am: Commenced Coaling.

9.0am: Armed Guard of HMS “Ebro” discharged ashore.

3.30pm: Flying Breeze Left ship.

6.0pm: Finishing Coaling for day - “Flying Breeze” alongside with water. Discharged Armed Guard of HMS “Gloucestershire” to HMS “Gibraltar”.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Coal remaining 502 tons]

[Mist and drizzle for most of day, wind force 5 through middle of day, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 55F]


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30 July 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

7.30am: Resumed Coaling.

10.25pm: Finished Coaling 820 tons.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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31 July 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

1.20am: HMS “Sylvia” and HMS “Alsatian” arrived.

1.0pm: Liberty Men left Ship.

5.0pm: Liberty Men returned.

8.30pm: 1 Ordinary Signalman Left ship, Armed Guards for Columbella, Ebro and 2 Armed Guards for Artois joined ship.

10.25pm: Hove Short - 3 Shackles.

10.56pm: Weighed anchor. 10.59pm: Anchor secure and Proceeded. Courses as required by Navigator.

11.4pm: Passed Hevden Ness Light. 11.17pm: Passed through Booms - Increased to 50 Revs.

11.28pm: Passed Muckle Rock Light.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Coal remaining 1297 tons]


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for August 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page for Details of Barometer and Thermometers]

Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid: Mercurial

Name of Maker and number: J Hicks, London, No MO 1224

Height of cistern above sea: 30 Feet

Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship: On Bridge

Whether in screen: In Screen

[No further details given]


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1 August 1916

From Busta Voe to Patrol

Lat 61.0, Long -5.3

0.10am: Esha Ness Light abeam 5 miles, altered course N27W.

6.0am: Ceased Vigilant Watches.

6.40am: Washed overboard, two packets Rifle Ammunitions.

10.36am: Altered course S45W (log 20.8) to communicate with British SS “Speria”.

11.31am: Resumed Course N72W and Ceased Zigs.

4.0pm: Shipping Seas Forward.

[Winds mostly south westerly, force 5 for most of day, sea state rough apart from early am and late pm, fog, mist and rain on and off during day]


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2 August 1916

From Busta Voe to Patrol

Lat 60.1, Long -8.8

2.10am: “Columbella” on Starboard Bow.

2.14am: Courses and speed as required - Discharged 1 Officers and AG [Armed Guard] to “Columbella”.

2.50am: Proceeded S22W - 48 Revs.

6.25am: Altered course S72E to intercept Sailing Vessel.

7.0am: Engines and Helm as required to Board Swedish Barque “Hjertnes” VO Lieutenant Norman.

8.10am: Boat Hoisted, Proceeded 45 Revs. Courses as required while awaiting instructions.

9.18am: Boarding Boat with Armed Guard Sub Lieutenant Bishop in charge, put on board “Hjertnes”.

9.40am: Boat returned and hoisted. 9.42am: Proceeded.

7.0pm: Altered course N40E ([log] 99.9) Challenged and exchanged Pendants with HMS “Ebro”.

7.20pm: Stopped - transferred Officer and Armed Guard to HMS “Ebro”.

7.40pm: Proceeded 48 Revs.

[Westerly winds force 4-5 in am, force 5 to 6 in pm, sea state rough to very rough from time to time, fog, mist and rain through pm, noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 52F]


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3 August 1916

From Busta Voe to Patrol

Lat 57.5, Long -11.5

7.0am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

0.40pm: Reduced to 40 revs, and ceased Zig-Zags.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North westerly winds force 5 in am, when sea state rough, wind and sea decreasing in pm. Mist then fog from 9am onwards, barometric pressure rising all day]


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4 August 1916

From Busta Voe to Patrol

Lat 57.3, Long -12.1

7.12am: Stopped - Engines as required for Steerage-way.

4.15pm: Stop, Engines and Helm as required for closing French Cruiser “Artois”.

4.28pm: Boat from “Artois” alongside, Two Officers and AGs [Armed Guards] transferred.

5.0pm: Set Course N77W and Proceeded Engines slow.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Foggy all day]


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5 August 1916

At Patrol

Lat 57.3, Long -14.3

[Distance run through the Water: 202 miles]

[Another very foggy day, zig-zagging on and off, noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 55F]


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6 August 1916

At Patrol

Lat 57.7, Long -12.5

5.0am: Fog cleared.

8.8am: Altered course N58E increased to 48 revs to intercept steamer.

9.0am: Fired Blank 6”.

9.5am: Fired 6” Practise Shell.

9.55am: Engines and Helm as requisite keeping station on Swedish SS “Sumatra” [possibly this one].

10.10am: Boat away (VO [Verifying Officer] Lieutenant Paterson) and Lieutenant Hall with Armed Guard.

10.32am: Boat hoisted, Proceeded - Course N85W, 48 Revs.

[Sounding from 2.5pm to 3.0pm]

3.30pm: Altered course N60W ([log] 99.5) to intercept steamer.

3.52pm: Observed Rockall bearing N78E, distant 2.5 miles.

4.2pm: Fired Blank 6 Pounder - Courses and Speeds Various.

4.11pm: Boat away, examining Trawler SS “Kinscorth” [possibly Kincorth]

4.30pm: Boat hoisted. Proceeded N55W.

5.8pm: Rockall abeam 2.8 miles (10.5), altered course S28W, 48 revs and commenced Zig Zags.

10.15pm: Altered course S78E (63.5) ceased Zig Zags.

[Distance run through the Water: 213 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Mist and fog almost all day]


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7 August 1916

At Patrol

Lat 57.0, Long -13.1

4.0am: Increased to 48 revs and commenced Zigs.

6.40am: Challenged HMS “Mantua” and exchanged Pendants.

10.40am: Stopped, dropped target and gig - carried out 1” Aiming. Courses and Speed as requisite.

0.25pm: Picked up target - Boat hoisted. Proceeded N78W - 48 Revs.

7.0pm: Altered course S77E ([log] 58.1). Reduced to 40 Revs. Ceased Zig Zags.

[Distance run through the Water: 226 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Thick fog from 7pm onwards]


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8 August 1916

At Patrol

Lat 57.1, Long -13.4

4.0am: Increased to 48 Revs and commenced Zigs.

10.11am: Stopped, Dropped target, carried out 1” Aiming Practise - Courses and Speed as requisite.

0.30pm: Log streamed - Proceeded N23E 48 Revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 214 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fog in early am, misty from 3am onwards for rest of day, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 57F]


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9 August 1916

At Patrol

Lat 57.3, Long -13.0

4.45pm: Evening Quarters - Exercised “Abandon Ship” Stations. Read warrant No 42.

10.0pm: Reduced to 40 revs and ceased Zigs.

[Distance run through the Water: 249 miles]

[Misty all day]


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10 August 1916

At Patrol

Lat 57.2, Long -12.6

10.25am: Stopped, Dropped Gig and Target, Carried out 1” Aiming Practise.

0.58pm: Gig and Target Hoisted - Proceeded 48 revs Course N26W.

4.35pm: Rockall N23W - 6 miles (108.1), altered course S59E.

6.12pm: Altered course to intercept Danish Schooner “Frem” [Lat] 57 22 N, [Long] 12 53 W.

7.35pm: Boat hoisted - Proceeded 45 revs - S27E.

[Distance run through the Water: 221 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Mist, fog and rain from 8pm]


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11 August 1916

At Patrol

Lat 57.8, Long -11.9

6.6am: Rendezvous HMS “Otway”, courses and speeds various. Sub Lieutenant Bishop and Armed Guard rejoined ship.

7.13am: Boat hoisted Proceeded N60E, 45 revs.

5.0pm: Passed Swedish Barque “Angelo” (close aboard).

[Distance run through the Water: 203 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Rain, mist and drizzle for much of day, south easterly wind force 4 or 5 all day, with sea state rough at times, noon temperature 61F, sea temperature 57F]


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12 August 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.8, Long -8.6

7.25am: Stopped. Boarded Norwegian SS “Reims” VO [Verifying Officer] Lieutenant Paterson - Armed Guard Lieutenant Norman in charged [sic] put aboard, ([Lat] 59 52 N, [Long] 7 35 W).

8.10am: Proceeded N23E, 50 revs.

4.40pm: Engines as requisite while communicating with Russian Volunteer Fleet SS “Vologda” (Lat 59 27 N, Long 9 52 W).

4.53pm: Proceeded 48 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 222 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Southerly wind force 4 to 5 until late evening, sea state mostly rough, fog on and off much of day]


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13 August 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.8, Long -8.7

1.19pm: Altered course S80W to intercept Dutch SS “Noordwyk” [possibly Noordwijk]. Courses and Speeds Various.

1.56pm: Boarded and Sent AG [Armed Guard] (Sub Lieutenant Bishop) in charge. (VO Lieutenant Paterson).

2.15pm: Boat hoisted. Proceeded S78W, 50 Revs.

6.24pm: Observed USA SS “Vacuum” (cleared from Kirkwall) (89.2).

[Distance run through the Water: 232 miles]


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14 August 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.8, Long -8.4

7.40am: Stopped, Boarded SS “Louisiana” [possibly this one] VO [Verifying Officer] Lieutenant Paterson ([Lat] 60 02 N, [Long] 7 20 W).

8.10am: Boat hoisted, Proceeded 45 revs, S86W.

3.53pm: Altered course N10E to intercept Sailing Vessel.

4.25pm: Courses and Speed Various to board Schooner “Earnestine” [possibly Ernestine] (VO Lieutenant Paterson).

5.0pm: Boat hoisted, Proceeded S73W.

[Distance run through the Water: 244 miles]

[Rain and mist through much of am, noon temperature 55F, sea temperature 53F]


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15 August 1916

At Patrol

Lat 60.2, Long -6.7

7.37pm: Sighted SS. 7.50pm: Courses Various till 7.58 Altered course N11W.

8.16pm: Stopped, Boarded SS “Petunia” [Lat] 60 51 N, [Long] 3 57 W (VO Lieutenant Paterson).

8.40pm: Boat hoisted - Proceeded S70E, 52 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 239 miles]

[Fog on and off all am and in late evening]


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16 August 1916

From Patrol to Busta Voe

Lat 60.5, Long -1.7 [estimated from information in log]

[Sounding from 1.10am to 1.45am]

7.56am: Stopped, Boarded Danish Barque “Maagen” (VO Lieutenant Paterson) [Lat] 60 40 N, [Long] 2 26 W. Engine and Helm as required.

9.30am: Put AG [Armed Guard] (Midshipman McKeag in charge) on board.

9.57am: Proceeded S29E 52 revs.

10.50am: Increased to 54 revs, commenced vigilant watches and zigs.

11.45am: Altered course S73E ([log] 35.0). Ceased Zigs.

0.28pm: Eshaness abeam.

1.10pm: Course and Speed as required to Enter Boom Defence.

1.25pm: Passed Boom Defence.

1.45pm: Brought up to Port anchor, 72 fathoms Cable, in 13 fathoms water, No 1 Berth.

3.15pm: Commenced Coaling. Lieutenant Hall and Armed Guard rejoined ship.

3.30pm: Water Boat Alongside.

9.0pm: Finished Coaling for day.

[Coal remaining 513 tons]

[Fog, thick at times, until 9am, misty thereafter, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 51F]


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17 August 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

0.45am: HMS “Abbacore” [Albacore] left harbour.

1.0am: Sub Lieutenant Bishop and Lieutenant Norman with Armed Guards rejoined ship.

2.20am: HMS “Victorian” and “Albacore” arrived.

7.10am: Resumed Coaling.

3.45pm: Finished Coaling.

4.5pm: Working Party left ship.

11.25pm: HMS “Alsatian” anchored in No 2 Berth.

[Coal remaining 1131 tons]


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18 August 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

1.15pm: Liberty Party left ship.

4.50pm: Liberty Party returned.

5.30pm: Armed Guards of HMS “Orvieto” joined ship.

Draft 23’ 9”, 25’ 11”.

10.30pm: Shortened cable to third Shackle.

11.0pm: Anchor aweigh. Courses, Speeds various.

11.32pm: Passed Boom Defence.

11.42pm: Streamed patent Log. Set course N40W, 45 revs.


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19 August 1916

From Busta Voe to Patrol

Lat 61.9, Long -4.5

0.57am: Altered course N4E to intercept SS ([log] 13.7).

1.0am: Altered course N21W, Engines and Helm as required to examine Admiralty Collier bound for Swarbacks Minn.

2.48am: Commenced Zigs.

1.25pm: Challenged and exchanged Pendants with HMS “Hildebrand”.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters. Warrants 43 and 44 Read.

8.0pm: Challenged, Exchanged Pendants with HMS “Orvieto”.

8.35pm: Courses, Speed Various, “Orvieto’s” Armed Guards transferred.

9.4pm: Proceeded N46W - 45 revs, zigzags.


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20 August 1916

At Patrol

Lat 64.3, Long -11.4

4.0pm: Swung ship for Deviation.

5.53pm: Altered course N70E to intercept steamer (45.9). Ceased Zigs.

[Distance run through the Water: 251 miles]

[Fog then showers in am, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 49F]


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21 August 1916

At Patrol

Lat 64.9, Long -11.2

2.36am: Increased to 48 revs and commenced Zigs.

10.0am: Dropped Target and No 3 Boat and carried out 1” Aiming Practise.

0.30pm: Hoisted Boat and Target. Proceeded S26W - 48 Revs.

9.24pm: Ceased Zig Zags.

[Distance run through the Water: 230 miles]

[Foggy during evening]


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22 August 1916

At Patrol

Lat 65.0, Long -11.7

9.47am: Swung ship for Deviation.

11.33am: Finished Swinging - Resumed Course and Increased to 45 Revs.

1.0pm: Stopped. 1.10pm: Dropped Gig, No 3 Boats and Targets, Carried out 1” Aiming Tube Practise. Courses and Speeds as requisite.

4.35pm: Boats and Target hoisted - Proceeded N26E 45 Revs.

7.25pm: Courses and speeds as required for boarding French Schooner “Maurice Gravelines” ([Lat] 65 11 N, [Long] 11 38 W).

7.50pm: Boat hoisted - Proceeded N26E, 45 Revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 211 miles]

[Fog, thick at times, most of am and in late pm]


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23 August 1916

At Patrol

Lat 61.6, Long -11.6

8.10pm: Increased to 54 revs, to intercept SS.

8.27pm: Fired 6 pounder Blank.

8.53pm: Courses and Speeds as required while awaiting instructions.

10.40pm: Put Armed Guard on board SS “Peregrine” (Norwegian) Lieutenant Hall in charge - [Lat] 65 37 N, [Long] 11 37 W.

10.55pm: Boat hoisted and Proceeded S26W 35 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 171 miles]

[Fog for much of the day, hail at noon when temperature 47F, sea temperature 46F]


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24 August 1916

At Patrol

Lat 65.8, Long -9.2

1.40am: Altered course North (91.0) to intercept SS.

1.45am: Fired 6 Pounder Blank.

2.0am: Boarding Boat away to examine Vessel [unnamed] (VO Lieutenant Paterson, [Lat] 65 15 N, [Long] 11 38 W).

2.45am: Armed Guard - Courses Various - Midshipman Ferraby in charge out on board.

3.0am: Boat hoisted - Proceeded S26W, 35 Revs, Log streamed.

[Distance run through the Water: 180 miles]

[Foggy until 6am, then clearer, noon air and sea temperature 45F]


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25 August 1916

At Patrol

Lat 67.0, Long -6.8

2.36am: Increased to 45 Revs and commenced Zigs.

7.0am: Altered course N60E (50.0) to intercept steamer, ceased Zigs.

7.36am: Boarding Boat away to examine Norwegian Trawler SS “Hood” ([Lat] 66 28 N, [Long] 7 00 W). VO Lieutenant Paterson. Engines and Helm to Captain’s Orders.

8.13am: Boat hoisted, Proceeded N22E - 45 revs, log streamed. Resumed Zigs.

6.15pm: Altered course N68W (54.8) - Challenged, exchanged Pendants with HMS “Hildebrand”.

6.40pm: Boat away (Lieutenant Paterson).

7.3pm: Boat returned and hoisted (Midshipman McKeag and Armed Guard joined ship).

7.5pm: Proceeded 45 Revs S45E. Streamed Log.

7.25pm: Altered course SExS to intercept SS.

10.36pm: Ceased Zigs.

[Distance run through the Water: 217 miles]


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26 August 1916

At Patrol

Lat 65.6, Long -6.4

5.0am: Altered course S65E to intercept steamer.

5.40am: As required for boarding French “SS Phygie”. [SS] Earl of Forfar in company with her (VO Lieutenant Paterson) [for more information on Earl of Forfar see entry for 5 February 1918 here].

6.30am: Proceeded at 45 revs, Course N22E.

9.35am: Altered course N70E to intercept Sailing Vessel (log 84.3).

10.5am: Courses and speed as requisite to board.

10.20am: Boat away to Norwegian ketch “Morse” [?] (VO Lieutenant Paterson).

10.45am: Courses and speed as requisite whilst waiting instructions from SO.

0.30pm: Boat returned for AG [Armed Guard] (Lieutenant Norman in charge).

1.0pm: Boat returned from sailing vessel and hoisted. Set Course S80W, Zig Zag 20/20.

10.45pm: Reduced to 40 revs and ceased Zig Zag.

[Distance run through the Water: 188 miles]

[Northerly winds force 4 from 8am onwards, showers on and off in pm, noon air and sea temperature 46F]


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27 August 1916

At Patrol

Lat 65.9, Long -9.9

[Distance run through the Water: 195 miles]

[Rain on and off for most of day]


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28 August 1916

At Patrol

Lat 66.2, Long -9.9

7.30am: Stopped. Sighted Norweigan [Norwegian] Ketch “Prima Donna” Engines and helm as requisite.

8.12am: Boarding boat with armed guard with Midshipman McKeag in charge away. Lieutenant Paterson VO [Verifying Officer].

8.20am: Boarding boat hoisted, Proceeded N22E 40 Revs.

6.35pm: Challenged and Exchanged pendants HMS “Victorian”.

[Distance run through the Water: 208 miles]

[Fog at times in am]


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29 August 1916

At Patrol

Lat 66.4, Long -10.0

7.30am: Observed Norweigan [Norwegian] smack --? [no name noted] altered course East.

8.0am: Vessel allowed to proceed. Armed Guard from HMS “Andes” on board, altered course N22E.

5.0pm: Read Warrant No 46.

[Distance run through the Water: 234 miles]


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30 August 1916

At Patrol

Lat 64.8, Long -9.8

10.0am: Observed and challenged HMS “Almanzora”, exchanged pendants, altered course N15W.

10.25am: Stop, handed log, lowered boat.

10.55am: Boat returned and hoisted, 2 Armed Guards returned. Half speed, course S36W, log streamed.

8.25pm: Stopped and boarded SS “Tunisie”, VO [Verifying Officer] Lieutenant Paterson.

8.50pm: Boat hoisted and allowed SS Tunisie to proceed, altered course S30W.

[Distance run through the Water: 221 miles]

[Foggy for most of am]


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31 August 1916

At Patrol

Lat 60.5, Long -10.1

[Distance run through the Water: 248 miles]

[Southerly wind force 5 to 7 all day, with sea state generally rough or very rough, barometric pressure fairly low but stable, noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 50F]


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for September 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Captain and Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers]

Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid: Mercurial

Name of Maker and number: J Hicks London MO 1224

Height of cistern above sea: 36 feet

Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship: On Fore Bridge

Whether in screen: Yes

Thermometer for Sea Temperature

Maker and No: J&E Hall Ltd Dartford Rd 475163


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1 September 1916

From Patrol to Clyde

Lat 56.9, Long -10.4

1.45am: Forward steering gear jammed, steam gear aft connected up.

3.0am: Temporary Repairs Finished, forward gear connected up again.

5.53pm: Altered course S70W and reduced speed to recover Aerail [aerial]. 6.0pm: Resumed Course and Speed.

[Distance run through the Water: 217 miles]

[Westerly winds force 6 to 7 for most of the day, with sea state mostly rough to very rough, barometric pressure rising, rain and showers on and off]


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2 September 1916

From Patrol to Clyde

Lat 55.5, Long -5.0 [estimated from information in log]

0.47am: Rinrawros Point abeam.

1.52am: Tory Island abeam 5 miles.

3.38am: Fanad Point abeam 8 miles.

4.40am: Inishtrahull abeam 1 mile.

5.0am: Increased to 56 revs, resumed zigs.

7.45am: Rathlin Island abeam altered course various TBD [Torpedo Boat Destroyer] Thorn D70 in company.

11.20am: Passed Ailsa Craig Distant 2 miles.

11.36am: Passed Pladda [Light] House 2 miles.

0.5pm: Passed Holy Island Light, Distant 2 miles.

0.45pm: Hauled in Log. 0.50pm: Passed Cumbrae Light Distant 1 mile.

1.33pm: Passed Skelmorlie 3 cables.

1.55pm: Passed Boom Defence and Cloch Point.

2.4pm: Pilot on board.

2.35pm: Greenock Pier abeam.

5.52pm: Passed Goran.

6.10pm: Entered Princes Dock.

6.48pm: Made fast No 1 Berth.

10.0pm: General Leave for Port Watch.

11.0pm: Lieutenant Norman and Armed Guard joined ship.

[Noon temperature 61F, sea temperature 56F]


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3 September 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

10.0am: RC [Roman Catholic] Church Party to HMS “Hilary”.

10.15am: C of E [Church of England] Church Party landed.

1.0pm: Leave to Second Part of Watch till 8am. Boys till 9pm.

3.45pm: Evening Quarters - Exercised Fire Stations.

7.30pm: CPO Barrett left for Chatham Barracks.

[Coal remaining 302 tons]


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4 September 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

3.45pm: Evening Quarters and Fire Stations.

5.0pm: Leave to Part Watch till 7am. Boys till 9pm.

6.0pm: 1 Fireman discharged to Royal Infirmary.


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5 September 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands painting ship and as requisite.

pm: Hands shifting Ammunition from Aft to Forward Magazine and as required.

5.0pm: Leave to Part of Watch till 7am. Leave to Boys till 9pm.


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6 September 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

11.0am: Hands taking in Ammunition.

Noon: Crow Fireman left for Hospital.

pm: Hands stowing Ammunition and as required.

5.45pm: Cast off from No 1 Berth.

6.30pm: Made fast at No 14 Berth and commenced coaling.


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7 September 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed taking in stores. 8 Ratings joined from Chatham Barracks.

pm: Hands employed stowing Ammunition. Leave to Starboard Watch from 1pm till 11pm Monday [on this Thursday].

9.0pm: 7 Ratings left for Chatham Barracks.


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8 September 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed taking in Provisions.

pm: Hands employed taking in stores.

5.0pm: Leave for Part of Watch till 7am. Leave for Boys till 9pm.


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9 September 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed taking in stores and cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Leave Part of Watch till 7am. Leave part of Watch Boys till 9pm.

[Temperature peaked at 67F at 4pm]


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10 September 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

10.0am: Landed Church Parties.

0.30pm: Church Parties returned.


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11 September 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: 2 Ratings joined ship from Portsmouth. Hands employed taking in stores and painting.

5.0pm: Leave to part of Watch till 11pm. Leave to part of Boys till 8pm.

[Coal remaining 1385 tons]


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12 September 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hand taking in stores and cleaning ship. Discharged 1 Rating to Depot. 2 Rating joined ship from Depot.

[Draft leaving Glasgow: 26’ 2” Forward, 26’ 10” Aft]

1.15pm: Slipped from Wharf and proceeded as necessary down Clyde.

3.43pm: Dumbarton Rock abeam.

4.20pm: Greenock Pier abeam.

4.40pm: Engines, Helm as requisite Swinging Ship. Pilot left.

5.35pm: Let go Starboard anchor veered to 3 shackles.

6.15pm: Time altered from BST [British Summer Time] to GMT [Greenwich Mean Time].

6.0pm: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded down Firth, Courses Various.

6.32pm: Passed Boom Defence. Set course S29W.

7.40pm: Cumbrae Light abeam, altered course S18W Zigging.

8.40pm: Ceased Zigs, Holy Island Light abeam 2.5 miles.

10.3pm: Ailsa Craig abeam 3 miles.

11.37pm: Altered course N32W - Sanda Island abeam 2.5 miles.


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13 September 1916

From Clyde to Patrol

Lat 55.3, Long -9.6

0.11am: Mull bearing NNE - 0.5 miles, altered course N27W ([log] 67.0).

2.31am: Inistrahaull [Inistrahull] bearing N82W (93.8).

4.12am: Inistrahull Light abeam distant 5 miles (111.0).

7.12am: Ceased Zigs.

7.46am: Altered course N69W (50.4) and resumed Zigs - Tory Island bearing South (true). Distant 4 miles, log 50.4.

2.0pm: Ceased Vigilant Watches.

8.24pm: Ceased Zigs.

11.0pm: Commenced Zigs.

[Distance run through the Water: 95.5 miles]

[North westerly wind force 5 all day, with sea state mostly rough, noon air and sea temperature 54F]


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14 September 1916

From Clyde to Patrol

Lat 56.7, Long -13.4

4.0am: Maximum Roll 25 degrees to Port and 30 degrees to Starboard.

8.0am: Maximum Roll 25 degrees Port and Starboard.

10.35am: Challenged and Exchanged Pendants with HMS “Orvieto”.

Noon: Hauled Log in - Boarding Boat Lowered. Courses and speed as required.

0.28pm: Hoisted Boat and Proceeded 50 revs. Course N67W.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters - Warrant No 47 Read. Collision and Abandon Ship Stations.

8.56pm: Reduced to 40 revs - Ceased Zigs.

11.30pm: Commenced Zigs - Increased to 45 revs.

11.45pm: Reduced to 40 Revs - Ceased Zig Zag.

[Distance run through the Water: 261 miles]

[North westerly wind force 4 for most of day]


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15 September 1916

At Patrol

Lat 56.9, Long -13.2

3.50am: Altered course S2E (18.6) to intercept ship.

6.22am: Lowered boat to examine Danish SS “Norma” [possibly this one], VO [Verifying Officer] Lieutenant Paterson.

7.5am: SS “Norma” instructed to proceed, boat hoisted.

7.15am: Proceeded N78W - Log Streamed. Resumed Zigs.

9.20pm: Reduced to 40 Revs. Ceased Zigs.

Midnight: Increased to 45 revs and commenced Zigs.

[Distance run through the Water: 225 miles]

[North westerly wind force 4 to 6 through middle of day, fog during afternoon, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 55F]


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16 September 1916

At Patrol

Lat 56.8, Long -13.4

3.15am: Eased to 40 revs - ceased Zig Zags.

5.15am: Increased to 50 Revs, commenced Zigs.

3.25pm: Challenged and Exchanged Pendants with HMS “Alsatian”.

8.45pm: Reduced to 40 Revs. Ceased Zig Zag.

[Distance run through the Water: 260 miles]


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17 September 1916

At Patrol

Lat 56.9, Long -13.4

5.35am: Increased to 50 Revs and commenced zigs.

5.45pm: Ceased Zigs.

11.30pm: Maximum Roll 37 degrees Starboard and 28 degrees Port.

[Distance run through the Water: 248 miles]

[Wind mostly north west force 4 to 6 all day, with sea state rough to very rough, drizzle and showers in am, squally in evening, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 54F]


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18 September 1916

At Patrol

Lat 56.8, Long -13.3

7.0am: MAX ROLL 35 degrees Port and Starboard.

10.30am: Maximum Roll 20 degrees Port and Starboard.

2.0pm: MAX ROLL 30 degrees Starboard and Port.

pm: Lifeboat No 6A and Raft Reprovisioned and Watered.

6.30pm: Heavy sea shipped Forward smashing 2 panes of glass in Fore Part of Bridge.

8.0pm: Maximum Roll 32 degrees Port and 30 degrees Starboard.

[Distance run through the Water: 206 miles]

[Wind north westerly in am, north easterly in pm, force 6 to 8 from 8am, with sea state high, noon air and sea temperature 54F]


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19 September 1916

At Patrol

Lat 56.2, Long -15.1

4.0am: MAX ROLL 25 degrees Starboard, 17 degrees Port.

10.45am: Commenced Zigs.

3.20pm: Altered course to pick up Lifebuoy apparently named ("Hermes” Lillesand) [there was a barque of this name still sailing at this time].

3.30pm: Resumed course and speed - streamed log.

4.48pm: Patent log in commenced 1” Aiming Tube Practise. Courses and Speeds as requisite.

6.12pm: Picked up Target and proceeded.

8.30pm: Ceased Zigs.

10.10pm: Boarding Boat away to French SV “Connelis” (VO [Verifying Officer] Lieutenant Paterson, Lat 56 07 N, Long 15 16 W).

11.0pm: Boat hoisted, Proceeded 40 Revs, N78E.

[Distance run through the Water: 206.4 miles]

[Wind and sea quieter from 8am, noon air and sea temperature 53F]


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20 September 1916

At Patrol

Lat 56.4, Long -14.4

0.30am: Commenced Zigs.

2.15am: Ceased Zigs.

5.15am: Increased to 48 revs and commenced Zigs.

10.0am: Exercised GQs [General Quarters] dropped target carried out 1” Aiming. Course and speeds as requisite.

11.10am: Picked up target and proceeded. 11.20am: Set Course S79W.

pm: Boats reprovisioned and watered.

6.3pm: Altered course West (84.6). 6.13pm: Courses and Speeds various boarding SS “Westbury” Glasgow VO Lieutenant Paterson ([Lat] 55 51 N, [Long] 16 10 W].

6.44pm: Boat hoisted and proceeded N78E 48 revs - commenced Zigs.

9.0pm: Reduced to 40 revs - ceased zigs.

[Distance run through the Water: 212 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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21 September 1916

At Patrol

Lat 56.5, Long -14.8

5.50am: Increased to 48 revs - commenced Zigs.

10.15am: Boys to Signal Instruction.

11.0am: Officers at Signal Instruction.

7.20pm: Reduced to 45 Revs. 7.55pm: Ceased Zigs.

[Distance run through the Water: 246 miles]

[South westerly winds force 3 to 4 from 8am onwards, rain and drizzle for most of day, misty from noon, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 54F]


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22 September 1916

At Patrol

Lat 56.6, Long -14.1

7.22am: Altered course to intercept (Nor) [Norwegian] SS “Gyonos” [?] Courses and Speeds as requisite.

7.30am: Boat away (Lat 56 52 N, Long 13 21 W).

7.55am: Boat returned and hoisted. 8.0am: Proceeded 48 revs. Course S78W.

9.45am: Eased to 45 revs - Ceased Zigs.

3.45pm: Increased to 45 revs and resumed zigs.

7.30pm: Commenced Zigs.

8.45pm: Ceased Zigs.

[Distance run through the Water: 238 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Mist and fog, thick at times in pm, for most of the day]


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23 September 1916

At Patrol

Lat 56.3, Long -14.8

5.15am: Increased to 45 revs - commenced Zigs.

am: Saturday’s Routine.

5.0pm: Altered course S24E (92.2) adjusted steering compass.

9.8pm: Reduced to 40 revs - ceased zigs.

[Distance run through the Water: 236 miles]


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24 September 1916

At Patrol

Lat 55.0, Long -12.9

2.2am: Altered course S79W to intercept SS Athos (Norge) [Norwegian].

3.0am: Boat away with VO [Verifying Officer] (Lieutenant Paterson) and AG [Armed Guard] Officer (Lieutenant Bishop) to examine steamer.

3.30am: Boat and AG returned and hoisted. Proceeded N28W 40 revs. Streamed log.

5.15am: Increased to 45 revs - commenced Zigs.

9.0pm: Reduced to 40 revs and ceased Zigs.

[Southerly winds force 4 to 6 in middle of day with sea state rough or very rough, rain in early pm, noon temperature 60F, sea temperature 56F]


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25 September 1916

At Patrol

Lat 55.1, Long -13.4

6.5am: Challenged and exchanged Pendants with HMS “Andes”, increased to 45 revs, commenced zigs.

7.30am: Challenged and exchanged Pendants with HMS “Orcoma”.

8.5am: Altered course S10W to intercept SS. Courses and Speed various.

8.40am: Boat away examining SS [unnamed] (VO Lieutenant Paterson) (Lat 55 17 N, Long 14 6 W).

9.17am: Proceeded S33E, 50 revs, zig-zagging.

10.0am: Marines (Red Watch) instruction at Searchlight.

10.25am: Challenged and exchanged Pendants with HMS “Drake”.

7.45pm: Ceased Zigs.

[Distance run through the Water: 248 miles]

[South easterly wind force 4 or 5 from 6pm, with sea state rough]


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26 September 1916

At Patrol

Lat 55.1, Long -13.3

[Distance run through the Water: 200 miles]

[Nothing of note in log. Southerly wind force 6 to 8 in am, with sea state high, wind and sea quieter from 6pm onwards]


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27 September 1916

From Patrol to Busta Voe

Lat 57.4, Long -11.6

1.0am: Lightening [sic] to SE for 1 hour.

5.45am: Increased to 52 revs. 6.0am: Commenced Zigs.

5.45pm: Altered course S32E signalled FA [probably Fleet Auxiliary] and Escort.

8.10pm: Reduced to 48 Revs and ceased zigs.

[Distance run through the Water: 237 miles]

[Easterly wind force 3 to 5 and misty all day, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 55F]


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28 September 1916

From Patrol to Busta Voe

Lat 60.6, Long -6.7

5.30am: Increased to 52 revs and commenced zigs.

10.30am: Marines muster bedding, same found in good order.

[Sounding about every 15 minutes from 0.30pm to 3.15pm]

4.45pm: Evening Quarters, J Lawson MM [Mercantile Marine] Fireman released from cells.

7.51pm: Reduced to 40 revs and ceased Zigs.

[Distance run through the Water: 276 miles]

[Misty all day, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 51F]


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29 September 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

[Sounding from 0.55am to 2.45am]

4.45am: Esha Ness abeam.

5.12am: Challenged, exchanged Pendants with TBD “Arab”.

5.20am: Muckle Roe light abeam. Courses and Speeds as required for entering harbour.

5.41am: Passed through boom and dropped fishing party.

6.5am: Entered Olna Firth. 6.25am: Dropped Port anchor and veered to 7 shackles in 17 fathoms water.

7.20am: Collier “Largo” alongside. Hands prepare ship for coaling.

8.15am: Water Boat alongside. Examined Coaling Gear - All Correct.

8.30am: Commenced Coaling.

[Anchor Bearings: White Stone S41E, Wethersta Ness N72W, Chimney (Olna) N53E]

11.0am: Water Boat left.

1.30pm: Drifter alongside with 2,000 lb frozen mutton.

3.0pm: Water Boat Alongside.

6.0pm: Finished Coaling for day. Total in 572 tons.

10.15pm: Lieutenant Hall left ship.

10.30pm: Midshipman Steel joined ship.

11.15pm: GJ Patte [?] left ship.

[Coal remaining: 453 tons]


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30 September 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

5.50am: HMS “Hilary” arrived.

6.10am: HMS “Vienna” left.

7.10am: Commenced Coaling.

9.0am: “Flying Breeze” alongside with Boiler Water.

4.0pm: Finished Coaling (840 Tons). Hands clean ship.

4.45pm: Collier “Largo” left Ship.

[Coal remaining: 1277]

[Noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 50F]


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for October 1916, signed by Captain, as before]

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[Right hand side of cover signed by Navigating Officer as before]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before, though no details of thermometer for sea temperature]


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1 October 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

9.30am: Divine Service.

10.0am: Divine Service.

4.30pm: Hands turning out boats, Telegraphs Steering Gear tried.

6.0pm: Shortened to 3 shackles. 6.17pm: Anchor aweigh, Proceeded out of harbour, courses and speeds as requisite.

7.0pm: Passed through Boom.

7.10pm: Muckle Roe Light abeam 0.5 miles. Set Course N40W, 50 revs and Streamed Patent Log.

8.4pm: Altered course N30W ([log] 10.0) Esha Ness Light abeam 5 miles (10.0).


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2 October 1916

From Busta Voe to Patrol

Lat 62.5, Long -5.6

4.15am: Commenced Zigs.

am: Saturday Routine [which is odd because this is a Monday].

Noon: Fuglo North Point bearing 242 degrees, 22 miles.

8.12pm: Courses various closing Trawler H854 [if the number is correct this is Audrey].

8.25pm: Resumed Course S59W. Reduced to 40 revs.

8.30pm: Increased to 45 revs. Myggenoes [Myggenaes] Light abeam bearing S31E.

[Distance run through the Water: 186 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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3 October 1916

From Busta Voe to Patrol

Lat 60.2, Long -11.7

1.25am: Altered course N18W (33.6) Investigating SS.

5.30am: Resumed Zigs.

0.15pm: Challenged HMS “Otway”.

0.45pm: Boat away to “Otway” Courses and Speeds as requisite.

1.10pm: Boat back with Lieutenant Ambrose and Orders, hoisted.

1.12pm: Proceeded S76W.

4.35pm: Evening Quarters. Carried out 1” Aiming Tube Practise.

6.10pm: Picked up Target, proceeded S76W, 48 revs.

7.55pm: Reduced to 40 revs - ceased Zigs.

[Distance run through the Water: 268 miles]


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4 October 1916

At Patrol

Lat 60.0, Long -13.3

6.0am: Increased to 48 revs, commenced zigs.

8.15am: Challenged and Exchanged Pendants HMS “Columbella”. Courses Various.

8.44am: Boat alongside from “Columbella” for 2 ratings.

8.45am: Boat away, Proceeded N74W 48 revs.

11.0am: Officers at Pistol Practice, Boys at Signal Instruction.

1.0pm: Officers and Midshipmen at Pistol Practice.

4.37pm: Altered course to intercept British SS “Polyxena”.

4.55pm: Boat away with VO Lieutenant Paterson to examine same.

5.15pm: Boat hoisted. Proceeded N89W, 48 revs.

7.45pm: Reduced to 40 revs and ceased Zigs.

[Distance run through the Water: 228 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Rain during pm, noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 50F]


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5 October 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.8, Long -14.3

4.30pm: Altered course N80E (69.7) to intercept SS.

5.15pm: Boarded SS “Wandby” (VO Lieutenant Paterson).

5.45pm: Boat hoisted, Proceeded S85E, streamed Log.

7.0pm: Ceased Zigs.

[Distance run through the Water: 238 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[South easterly wind force 3 or 4 for most of day, with mist and rain on and off, noon air and sea temperature 52F]


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6 October 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.9, Long -14.1 [Estimated as Lat and Long not shown today]

0.30pm: Courses Various while adjusting Steering gear.

0.37pm: Ditto correct, Proceeded N85W.

1.35pm: Log in dropped target and boat for 6” Practise and Calibrating.

5.0pm: Courses and Speeds as required for carrying out 6” target practice.

5.45pm: Picked up target. 5.50pm: Proceeded 48 revs, N86W.

6.33pm: Stopped and boarded SS “Louisiana” VO [Verifying Officer] Lieutenant Paterson and Lieutenant Bishop of AG [Armed Guard].

7.15pm: Proceeded N86W 40 revs.

9.21pm: Altered course S52E. Signalled Dutch SS “Westerdyke”.

10.25pm: Altered course N23E to intercept steamer.

10.39pm: Stopped and boarded British SS “Fairfield”, VO Lieutenant Paterson.

11.0pm: Proceeded S81W 40 revs.

[Mist and fog all am, barometer unshipped during pm, noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 51F]


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7 October 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.9, Long -13.9

6.35am: Increased to 48 revs, commenced zigs.

0.15pm: Altered course N65W to intercept steamer.

1.19pm: Stopped and boarding Swedish SS “Sydland”, VO [Verifying Officer] Lieutenant Paterson and AG [Armed Guard] Midshipman McKeag in charge to Kirkwall.

1.50pm: Boat hoisted, Manoeuvring, boarding British SS “Saba” VO Lieutenant Paterson.

2.28pm: Proceeded S85W, 48 revs.

5.26pm: Log in - Boat away to examine SS “Hunsbridge”.

5.47pm: Boat hoisted and proceeded N85W, 48 revs, zigging.

6.40pm: Altered course N66W to intercept steamer.

7.15pm: Stopped, boarded SS “Lady Charlotte”.

7.40pm: Boat hoisted. 7.43pm: Proceeded S85E, 70 revs. Lieutenant Paterson VO.

[Distance run through the Water: 240 miles]


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8 October 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.8, Long -11.9

1.0am: Increased to 45 revs. 1.15am: Commenced zigs.

11.15am: Sighted and Challenged HMS Orvieto.

11.27am: Stopped and lowered boat.

0.15pm: Boat returned with Engineer Sub Lieutenant Aitken, proceeded 48 revs, N81E.

3.0pm: Challenged HMS “Orvieto” exchanged Pendants.

3.30pm: Depth Charged [Charges] Unshipped.

7.30pm: Signalled Barquentine “Jenny” Denmark.

[Distance run through the Water: 228 miles]

[South westerly wind force 5 to 6 from 10am to 6pm with sea state rough at times, rain in middle of day, barometric pressure falling until 4pm, then rising slowly, noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 53F]


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9 October 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.4, Long 8.5

0.45am: Altered course S80E to intercept Dutch SS Triton and “Minerva” [there were many possible ships with this name] both allowed to proceed.

1.25am: Proceeded N80E 45 revs. Patent Log streamed.

7.20am: Altered course N80W to communicate with Norwegian SV “Audun” [?].

8.25am: Log streamed. Proceeded S78W 47 revs, zigging.

10.50am: Altered course N25W to intercept SS “Triton”. Brass Top to Helmet of Binnacle (Standard Compass) lost overboard.

11.30am: Proceeded S78W 42 revs.

8.30pm: Altered course S59E - to intercept “SS United States” [Lat] 59 24 N [Long] 9 50 W.

8.40pm: Proceeded N76E.

[Distance run through the Water: 221 miles]

[Westerly wind force 4 to 7 all day, squally with rain at times, sea state mostly rough to very rough, barometric pressure rising all day, noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 51F]


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10 October 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.5, Long -9.3

7.0am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

11.25am: Stopped and boarded Swedish SS “NARVIK” [possibly this one], VO Lieutenant Paterson, sent same to Kirkwall with Armed Guard Lieutenant Webster in charge.

0.15pm: Boat hoisted, Proceeded S79W 48 revs, zig-zag.

2.22pm: As requisite for boarding Danish SS “Dania” [?] - Sent ditto to Kirkwall with Armed Guard Midshipman Steel in charge.

3.9pm: Proceeded N88W 48 revs.

7.0pm: Reduced to 40 revs, and ceased zigs.

[Distance run through the Water: 255 miles]

[Rain on and off all day, wind force 4 to 5 from 6pm, barometric pressure falling until noon, then rising slowly]


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11 October 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.9, Long -8.3

1.43am: Altered course N55E to examine steamer.

7.23am: Altered course to intercept SV [Sailing Vessel].

8.30am: As requisite for boarding Norwegian SV “Glance” ([Lat] 60 00 N, [Long] 8 25 W) VO Lieutenant Paterson. Sent same to Lerwick with Armed Guard Midshipman Ferraby in charge.

9.8am: Proceeded S77W.

am: Firemen, Greasers and Trimmers (Watch Below) to Signal instruction.

6.25pm: Reduced to 45 revs, ceased Zigs.

[Squally westerly wind force 5 to 8 in am, southerly wind force 4 in pm, with sea state rough for much of day, rain early and late, noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 49F]


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12 October 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.6, Long -8.5

6.15am: Commenced Zigs.

6.45am: Challenged and Exchanged Pendants with HMS “Avenger”.

11.45am: Reduced to 45 Revs, ceased Zig-Zag.

[Squally westerly wind force 6 to 7-9 from 8am onwards, with sea state very rough to very high, rain on and off]


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13 October 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.6, Long -8.8

8.15am: Altered course N65W to intercept steamer.

8.47am: Stopped and sent Lieutenant Norman and Armed Guard on board SS “Baltic”.

9.15am: Boat hoisted - Proceeded N65W, 45 revs.

11.0am: Challenged and Exchanged Pendants with HMS “Avenger”.

0.5pm: Stopped to communicate with “Avenger”. Discharged Mr Bailey Warrant Telegraphist to ditto and received one rating.

0.23pm: Proceeded S63W 45 revs.

Midnight: Wind Veering and Unsteady in Rain Squalls.

[Westerly wind force 6-7 at 4am, force 4 or 5 for rest of day, sea state high, then very rough, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 50F]


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14 October 1916

At Patrol

Lat 60.3, Long -8.1

1.54am: Reduced Speed and examined Danish SV “Haabet”.

2.0am: Proceeded, Course and Speed.

6.15am: Increased to 48 revs, commenced Zigs.

am: Saturday Routine.

0.15pm: Ceased Zig.

1.10pm: Engines stopped to repair ditto. 1.28pm: Proceeded.

2.0pm: Sounded 1/100 [fathoms] - Wire fouled in block, carried away Sinker, Brass Guard and Chemical Tube attached.

3.35pm: Sounded in 1/150, Propeller fouled lead carried away, tube and 30 fathoms line.

[Squally north easterly wind force 8 to 10 all pm, with sea state very rough to high and rain and mist, barometric pressure low and falling until 6pm, then rising slowly, noon air and sea temperature 48F]


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15 October 1916

From Patrol to Busta Voe

Lat 61.3, Long -5.4

8.0pm: Maximum [roll] 32 degrees Starboard.

9.50pm: Increased to 50 revs. No 1 Starboard Tank, No 2 Starboard and After Peak filled.

10.20pm: Increased to 52 revs. Maximum Roll 43 degrees.

[Squally northerly wind force 5-6 at 4am to force 6-8 at midnight, with sea state very rough to high, rain, hail then snow during day, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 45F]


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16 October 1916

From Patrol to Busta Voe

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

[Sounding at 1.55am and 2.15am]

3.35pm: Reduced to 50 Revs - Observed Esha Ness Light S118E.

3.50am: Increased to 53 Revs, altered course S77E, Maximum Roll 35 degrees.

5.34am: Esha Ness abeam.

5.45am: Engines and Helm for entering harbour.

6.10am: Passed Boom Defence.

6.30am: Anchored in No 2 Berth veered to 7 shackles, 17 fathoms water, Starboard anchor.

7.0am: Hands prepare ship for coaling.

7.30am: Collier “Rouen” alongside.

[Anchor Bearings: Ships Head N15W, Flag Staff Busta N58W, Burgastoo S72W]

9.30am: Commenced Coaling. Lieutenant Bishop, Midshipman McKeag and Armed Guards rejoined ship.

[Coal remaining: 527 tons]

[Squally north westerly wind force 5 to 8 in am, with snow, wind quieter in pm, noon temperature 40F, sea temperature 45F]


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17 October 1916

At Busta Voe

Lat 60.4, Long -1.4

6.10am: HMS (“Achilles” or “Cochrane”) passed Linga entered Olna Firth.

6.30pm: HMS Duke of “Cornwall” anchored off Busta.

7.0am: “Kildonan Castle” anchored in No 1 Berth.

7.25am: Resumed Coaling.

8.5am: Tank with Boiler Water alongside.

10.0am: Tank with Fresh Water alongside.

11.15am: Tank cast off.

1.0pm: Liberty men ashore.

1.20pm: Water boat left ship. Lost overboard by accident one Cleaning Rod 23.

4.0pm: Liberty men returned. Embarked for passage 4 Officers 1 AG [Armed Guard] for “Columbella”, 1 Officer and AG for HMS “Orvieto”.

7.40pm: Hove short. 7.45pm: Anchor aweigh proceeded out of harbour.

7.50pm: Passed Boom Defence.

8.25pm: Muckle Roe Light abeam 0.5 miles streamed log. Set course N28W 48 revs.

9.08pm: Esha Ness Light abeam N52E ([log]9.1).

[Coal remaining: 1053 tons]

[Rain for much of am, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 43F]


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18 October 1916

From Busta Voe to Patrol

Lat 61.0, Long -5.8

6.0am: Increased to 48 revs, commenced zigs.

8.50am: Altered course S70E to communicate with HMS “Alsatian”.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters. Warrants No 48 and 49 read.

5.30pm: Altered course S61W to intercept SS.

11.55pm: Altered course South. Increased to 48 revs to intercept steamer.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Sea becoming rough in pm, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 46F]


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19 October 1916

From Busta Voe to Patrol

Lat 60.3, Long -11.7

1.23am: As requisite to board Danish Auxiliary Barquentine “Godthaab”, sent same to Lerwick with Armed Guard, Midshipman McKeag in charge. VO [Verifying Officer] Lieutenant Paterson.

1.56am: Proceeded N84W 40 revs.

6.30am: Resumed Zigs.

5.45pm: Sighted SS. Challenged [no name given].

6.0pm: Ceased Zigs.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[South westerly wind force 5 to 6 from 8am, with sea state rough to very rough, misty in middle of day and at midnight, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 49F]


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20 October 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.4, Long -16.6

6.45am: Increased to 48 revs, commenced Zigs. Challenged and exchanges [exchanged] Pendants with “Columbella”.

8.15am: Stopped to communicate with ditto. Discharged Armed Guards.

8.50am: Proceeded N25W.

10.4am: Dropped Target. 10.5am: GQs [General Quarters], carried out .45 Aiming Tube Practice.

11.45am: Picked up target. 11.50am: Proceeded N66W 48 revs. Lost overboard by accident Hand 6” QF [Quick Fire] Extractor Cartridge.

5.0pm: Maximum Roll 23 degrees.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Rain all am, sea state mostly rough from noon, noon temperature 47F, sea temperature 48F]


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21 October 1916

At Patrol

Lat 60.1, Long -15.4

8.20am: Altered course N45W to intercept Trawler.

10.55am: Stopped - boarded Danish “Eggert Olafsson”.

11.20am: Boat hoisted. Proceeded 48 revs, Course S81W, Streamed Log. Resumed Zigs.

5.0pm: Rolling 22 degrees Port and Starboard.

6.30pm: Ceased Zigs.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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22 October 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.4, Long -17.1

3.15am: Resumed Zigs.

10.15am: Divisions - “Articles of War” read.

11.0am: Divine Service.

8.0pm: Reduced to 40 revs - Ceased Zigs.

[Distance run through the Water: 243 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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23 October 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.3, Long -17.5

5.15am: Resumed Zig-Zag.

10.0am: Divisions. Hands overhauling Life Boat’s Gear.

11.0am: RNVR Signalmen at instruction.

5.30pm: Altered course S72E - Ceased Zigs.

Midnight: Maximum Roll 18 degrees Starboard and 20 degrees Port.

[Distance run through the Water: 237 miles]

[Squally southerly wind force 5-6 to 6-8 during pm, with sea state rough or very rough, rain for much of pm, barometric pressure falling all day, noon air and sea temperature 49F]


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24 October 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.3, Long 15.4

9.40am: Altered course N53W to intercept steamer.

10.0am: Examined SS “Applefirth”, Cardiff.

0.30pm: Exchanged Pendants with HMS “Hildebrand”.

1.0pm: Boat away to same. Wireless Ratings exchanged. Midshipman Ferraby with Armed Guard rejoined.

1.34pm: Proceeded N67W. 2.0pm: Commenced Zigs.

7.15pm: Reduced to 40 revs - ceased zigs.

[Distance run through the Water: 208 miles]

[Squally southerly wind force 6-8 to 5 in am, with sea state rough or very rough, wind and sea reducing in pm. Barometric pressure relatively low and falling for most of day, rain on and off for much of day, noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 49F]


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25 October 1916

At Patrol

Lat 59.4, Long -16.7

10.3am: Courses and Speeds various for 6 Pounder HA Target Practice.

11.25am: Picked up Target. Proceeded N81W 48 revs.

1.30pm: Ceased Zigs.

5.30pm: Vessel Rolling 30 degrees Starboard and 38 degrees Port.

Midnight: Maximum Roll 30 degrees Starboard and 25 degrees Port.

[Distance run through the Water: 200 miles]

[Mist and rain for much of day, squally north westerly wind force 5 to 8 in pm with sea state very rough to high]


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26 October 1916

At Patrol

Lat 57.9, Long -16.0

5.0am: Altered course N68W. Starboard Wireless aerial carried away.

7.52am: Altered course S80W to intercept steamer.

8.0am: Ship labouring and shipping heavy seas at intervals.

9.47am: Altered course N50W reduced speed to communicate with British SS “Roumanian Prince” [mentioned here as being salvaged on 3 December 1917].

2.0pm: Fired blank charge. Communicated with Barque “Chile” (Norwegian).

2.12pm: Proceeded N30W, 45 Revs.

[Squally north and westerly wind force 7-8 to 6-7 in am, with mist and rain, with sea state high. Wind and sea moderating in pm, barometric pressure rising during day, noon temperature 45F, sea temperature 48F]


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27 October 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.4, Long -17.0

6.45am: Increased to 48 Revs and resumed zig zag.

9.0am: Lever of Starboard controller lost from Forecastle during heavy weather.

10.0am: Handed Log, dropped target. Exercised GQs [General Quarters] and carried out 1” aiming with waist and poop guns, also .45 with 6 pounders.

11.0am: Picked up target and resumed course and speed and zig-zagged.

2.0pm: Stopped and Boarded SS “Rijn” of Amsterdam, BO [Boarding Officer] Lieutenant Paterson, sent ship to Kirkwall with Lieutenant Bishop and Armed Guard.

2.40pm: Hoisted boat and proceeded N22W 48 Revs.

7.15pm: Reduced to 40 Revs and ceased zig zag.


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28 October 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.5, Long -16.7

8.25am: Stopped and boarded SS Fram [?] (Norwegian), BO Lieutenant Paterson. Ship sent to Kirkwall with Lieutenant Norman and Armed Guard.

8.52am: Boat hoisted. Proceeded S85W 50 Revs.

am: Saturday Routine.

1.50pm: Altered course N63W to intercept steamer.

2.0pm: Stopped and boarded Swedish SS “Hogland”. Sent ship to Kirkwall with Lieutenant Webster and Armed Guard.

2.25pm: Hoisted boat and proceeded N83W, zig-zag.

5.47pm: Intercepted (Norwegian) SS “Antaris”, BO Lieutenant Paterson. Sent ship to Kirkwall with Midshipman Steel and Armed Guard.

6.30pm: Hoisted boat and proceeded N83Wm 45 Revs, ceased zig-zag.

7.0pm: Prisoner discharged from Detention Quarters.

10.56pm: Altered course N73E to intercept steamer.

11.12pm: Boarded Norwegian Steamer “Kolaastind” which was allowed to proceed.

11.55pm: Hoisted boat and proceeded S80E 40 Revs.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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29 October 1916

At Patrol

Lat 58.2, Long -17.1

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Nothing of note in log as Orotava patrols to and fro in unremarkable weather]


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30 October 1916

Lat 57.9, Long -15.0

4.45am: Increased to 45 revs and commenced Zigs.

8.15am: Challenged and Exchanged Pendants with HMS “Ebro”.

8.30am: Altered course S24W. Challenged, Exchanged Pendants with “Orvieto”.

9.0am: Boarded same.

9.30pm: Proceeded S8E 50 revs.

7.30pm: Ceased Zigs.

Midnight: Rolling 20 degrees Port and Starboard.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather quiet but barometric pressure relatively low, noon temperature 48F, sea temperature 49F]


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31 October 1916

From Patrol to Clyde

Lat 55.4, Long -8.0

6.12am: Altered course S68E. 6.30am: Resumed Zigs.

10.0am: Tory Island bearing S51E, distant 12.5 miles.

0.55pm: Fannan Point Challenged and replied.

1.30pm: Malin Head Challenged and replied.

2.08pm: Innistrahull [Inishtrahull] Light House abeam - resumed Zigs.

4.40pm: Courses Various to pass through Rathlin Sound.

5.18pm: Tor Point abeam distant 7 miles, altered course S25E.

8.17pm: Passed Sanda Island 12.2 miles.

9.10pm: Passed Ailsa Craig - 3 miles.

9.49pm: Passed Pladda Island distant 5 miles.

10.20pm: Passed Holy Island 3 miles distant.

11.25pm: Passed Garrod Head altered course N27E.

[Distance run through the Water: 307 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind force 5 or 6 from noon to 8pm, rain and drizzle for much of day]


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for November 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers:

Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid [Mercurial crossed out, then Aneroid handwritten and crossed out] Mercurial

Name of Maker and number - J Hicks London MO 1224

Height of cistern above sea - 30 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer - Not known

Thermometer for Air Temperature

Position in Ship - Forebridge

Whether in screen - in screen

Maker and No - Casartelli Brothers Liverpool

Thermometer for Sea Temperature

Maker and No - Hezzanith No 475162


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1 November 1916

[Location not indicated in heading of page]

Lat 56.0, Long -4.8 [estimated from information in log]

0.25am: Passed through Boom defence.

1.0am: Came to with 5 shackles on starboard anchor in 10 fathoms.

[Anchor bearings: Roseneath buoy N60W, No 1 buoy S40W]

[Anchored off Tail of the Bank]

5.0am: Watch employed turning in boats.

10.0am: Divisions, Ammunition jammed down magazine.

0.15pm: Received two tugs alongside, pilot boarded.

1.10pm: Commenced heaving up. 10.22 [presumably 1.22] pm: Anchor up and proceeded to Captains and pilot’s orders.

2.16pm: Passed Dumbarton rock.

4.0pm: Entered Princes dock.

4.20pm: Made fast fore and aft No 1 berth.

5.0pm: Leave for Starboard Watch 7pm Monday [on this Wednesday].

7.0pm: Leave for Second part of Watch until 7am.

8.0pm: 2 ratings left ship for Chatham hospital.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal remaining: 265 tons]


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2 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

8.30am: Ratings joined to await HMS “Kildonan Castle”. 4 Prize Crews returned on board.

am: Hands employed refitting No 5 boat falls, getting out stores as requisite.

4.30pm: Ship hauled off for entering dry dock.

5.30pm: Entered Dry dock.

6.20pm: Hands engaged shoring up ship.

7.0pm: Leave for First part of Watch till 7am.


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3 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

pm: Hands employed taking in Stores.

5.0pm: Leave to Second part watch till 7am, boys until 9.30pm.

6.30pm: Jessop RNVR discharged to hospital.

9.0pm: Abbott Shipwright discharged to RN barracks Chatham.

[Mist and drizzle for most of day, temperature peaked at 49F at 4pm]


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4 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed lowering cables into bottom of dry dock for examination. 1 Armed Guard returned.

pm: Hands resumed lowering cables and ranging same for examination.

2.0pm: Leave for First part of watch till 7am. Boys till 9.30pm.

5.15pm: Evening Quarters, Watch exercise fire drill.


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5 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

10.5am: Church party landed.

11.30am: RC [Roman Catholics] returned.

0.30pm: Church party returned.

1.30pm: Leave to Second part of port watch from 1.30pm till 7am, boy[s] till 8pm.

[Mist and/or rain for much of day, barometric pressure relatively low]


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6 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

3.45pm: Evening quarters, exercise fire drill.

5.0pm: Leave to First part of watch till 7am, boys 8pm.

[Rain from noon onwards]


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7 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

[At Govan Dry Dock]

am: Hands employed stowing cable.

10.0am: 9 ratings arrived on board from depot.

pm: Hand[s] employed at ships cables and various jobs about deck.

3.0pm: Ships hull examined all tank plugs in good order.

5.0pm: Leave granted to Second part Port Watch from 5pm to 7am, boys to 8pm.

[Mist and rain or drizzle all day, barometric pressure still consistently low, noon temperature 43F]


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8 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

[In Dry Dock]

am: Seven ratings arrived from depot in reliefs. Hands employed at various jobs.

7.0pm: Liberty men returned from long leave.

9.0pm: Leave to port watch until 7pm Wednesday.


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9 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

[In Dry Dock]

am: Hands employed working cable as requisite.

5.0pm: Leave to Second part Starboard watch until 7.30am, boys 9.30pm.


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10 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

[In Dry Dock]

10.0am: 3 ratings joined ship from RN depot.

5.0pm: Leave for First part watch to 7.30am, boys till 9.30pm.

7.0pm: Discharged two RNR ratings to Depot.

[Rain and showers for most of day]


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11 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

[In Dry Dock]

am: Three ratings joined ship.

11.30am: Commenced flooding dock.

0.15pm: Ship floated.

[At Princes Dock]

2.15pm: Shifted ship to Berth No 14 Princes dock.

3.30pm: Ship securely moored fore and aft in berth.

5.45pm: 1 Boy left for hospital.

9.30pm: 1 fireman left for Portsmouth RN Depot.


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12 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

[In Princes Dock]

10.30am: Dispatched Church parties.

0.30pm: Wesleyans returned.

0.50pm: Church of E [England] returned.

1.10pm: RCs [Roman Catholics] returned.

2.0pm: Leave for first part of watch until 7.30 [am], boy[s] to 7.0pm.


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13 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

[At Princes Dock]

am: Hands employed clearing magazines, cleaning and painting funnels etc.

2.0pm: Crew engaged shifting ship, whilst doing so Port sounding platform damaged.

3.15pm: Ship securely moored in new berth.

5.0pm: Leave to second part of watch until 7am, boys to 9.30pm.

[Coal remaining: 140 tons]

[Barometric pressure now consistently relatively high, noon temperature 56F]


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14 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

[At Princes Dock]

8.30am: Hands employed painting funnels etc as requisite.

pm: Hands employed taking on board ammunition and as requisite.

5.0pm: Leave for first part of watch until 7.30am, boys to 9.30pm.

[Coal remaining: 1373 tons] [which is odd as there has been no mention of coaling ship]

[Misty from noon onwards]


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15 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

[At Princes Dock]

6.0am: Finished coaling.

1.0pm: Shifted ship back to original berth.

4.30pm: Crew engaged taking stores on board.

6.0pm: Leave to second part of watch till 7.30am, boys to 7pm.


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16 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

[At Princes Dock]

am: Hands employed getting in stores and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed painting and getting stores on board.

5.0pm: Leave to first part of watch until midnight.


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17 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

6.0am: Ship shifted to Clydeview wharf.

am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite. 4 Ratings joined ship from RN barracks Chatham.

1.0pm: Leave granted to second part of watch to 7.30am, remainder of hands employed painting ship etc.

2.0pm: 3 ratings left [for] RN depots, 1 for Portsmouth, 2 for Chatham.


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18 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

[At Clydeview Wharf]

am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

2.0pm: Captain Corbett and Lieutenants James and Patterson [probably Paterson] left ship.

7.0pm: Lieutenant Webster left ship.

9.0pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 7pm Wednesday.

10.0pm: 8 Marines joined from Chatham for passage to “Swiftsure”.

[Mist, rain and showers for much of day, noon temperature 40F]


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19 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

[At Clydeview Wharf]

am: 7 ratings joined from depot for passage.

1.0pm: Leave to first part Port watch to 7am, boy to 8pm.

9.0pm: 1 rating discharged to RN barracks, Chatham.

[Rain all pm]


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20 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed painting and provisioning ship and as requisite.

pm: Missing this day from the paymasters office. One pair of binoculars Pattern 343 Reg No 72664 Parcel RJ 383. Received and signed for by Paymaster Waddington.

6.0pm: Ship shifted further ahead.

7.0pm: Leave second part of watch to 7am, boys to 9.30pm.


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21 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed provisioning ship. 1 Marine joined from Chatham.

1.0pm: 7 ratings discharged to HMS Kildonian [Kildonan] Castle.

pm: Hands employed provisioning ship also painting and as requisite.

4.0pm: Leave to first part of Watch to 7am, boy[s] 9.30pm.


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22 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

[At Clydeview Wharf]

am: Hands employed provisioning ship and as requisite.

11.0am: Shifted ship from No 83 berth to No 29 Princes dock.

[At Princes Dock]

5.0pm: Leave to second part of watch to 7am, boys to 8pm.

7.0pm: Starboard Watch returned from long leave.


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23 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

[At Princes Dock]

am: Hands employed throughout the day provisioning and clearing up ship. One Marine officer and 65 rank and file joined ship for passage.

4.30pm: Leave for port watch and first part of starboard watch till 7am, boy[s] to 9.30pm.

[Rain, showers and drizzle for most of day, noon temperature 52F]


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24 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

[At Princes Dock]

am: Hands provisioning ship and as requisite throughout the day.

3.0pm: Marines mustered with marching orders.

5.0pm: Leave granted to starboard watch until midnight.

[Rain and showers for most of day]


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25 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

[At Princes Dock]

am: Hands provisioning ship and as requisite. Fleeted ship ahead. 1 Rating joined ship from RN barracks Chatham.

pm: Armourer lost by accident one spanner 21” shifting jaw Pattern 1453.

5.0pm: Leave to port watch to midnight.

7.45pm: 2 ratings joined ship for passage.


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26 November 1916

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

[At Princes Dock]

am: Hands squaring up decks ready for sea. Pilot boarded.

[Anchored off Tail of the bank]

0.30pm: Cast off from wharf and with the assistance of two tugs, passed out of dock and into the river. Proceeded down river helm and engines to Captain’s and pilot’s orders.

2.27pm: Passed Dumbarton.

3.10pm: Passed Princes pier, Greenock. Cast off tugs “Flying Pendor” [?] and “Flying Wizzard”.

3.20pm: Swung ship for adjusting compass.

4.10m: Manoeuvered ship for anchorage.

4.32pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 12.5 fathoms and veered out to 5 shackles.

[Anchor bearings: Roseneath buoy N73.5W, Kempock Point S87W, Two chimnies [sic] S21W. Ships head S10W, deviation 3 degrees E]

4.40pm: Motor boat returned from shore.

4.45pm: Motor boat left ship.

5.5pm: Motor boat returned.

[Provisions received Fresh Meat 5637 lbs, Vegetables 33003 lbs]


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27 November 1916

At Greenock [though actually departing in pm]

Lat 55.7, Long -5.0 [position estimated from information in log]

8.30am: Motor boat left for shore.

9.15am: Hove up anchor. 9.26am: Slow ahead. 9.27am: Half speed.

10.10am: Passed boom defence.

11.17am: Little Cumbrae Light House abeam 0.5 miles.

11.30am: Courses and speed as required for testing forecastle port gun.

11.35am: Fired 4 rounds from 6” port forecastle gun.

11.45am: Ceased firing.

11.50am: Swung ship and proceeded towards anchorage. Course N22E.

Noon: Little Cumbrae Light House abeam distant 0.5 miles.

0.25pm: Signalled Toward Point.

1.15pm: Entered boom defence.

1.48pm: Brought up with starboard anchor 60 fathoms cable in 17 fathoms water.

2.55pm: Motor boat left for shore.

4.55pm: Motor boat returned and hoisted in board. Hove short.

[Departing from anchorage at Tail of the Bank]

5.30pm: Hove up anchor and proceeded full ahead.

5.47pm: Passed Whitefarland Point. Courses and speed as required.

5.48pm: Challenged by Gourock Signal Station.

6.14pm: Passed Clock [Cloch] Point. 6.15pm: Passed boom defence.

6.21pm: Set course S30W.

7.30pm: Passed Cumbrae Light, altered course S18W.

8.30pm: Holy Island Light bore 273 [degrees] distant 1.5 miles.

9.58pm: Ailsa Craig bore 275 degrees, distant 1.5 miles.

11.2pm: Corsewell Light bore 138 degrees, distant 7.25 miles.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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28 November 1916

From Glasgow to Sierra Leone

Lat 52.9, Long -5.3

1.28am: Mull of Galloway bore 104 degrees, distant 23 miles, altered course to S15W.

3.0am: South Rock Light Vessel abeam distant 5 miles, bearing 270 degrees.

5.3am: Chicken Rock Light bore 90 degrees, distant 11 miles.

7.0am: Commenced zig zagging.

[Sounding at 8.20 and 9.15am]

5.15pm: Smalls bore 143 degrees, South Bishop bore 103 degrees.

6.0pm: Commenced zig zagging.

7.15 to 7.45pm: Courses various to avoid fishing fleet.

[Course and Distance made good: Course Various, distance 194 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[South westerly wind force 4 or 5 all day, misty in pm, noon temperature 50F]


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29 November 1916

From Glasgow to Sierra Leone

Lat 49.6, Long -10.2

7.0am: Commenced Zig zagging.

9.15am: Ceased zigs.

10.30am: Boys (Watch below) at signal instruction.

4.0pm: Ship rolling heavily.

[Course and Distance made good: Course Various, distance 280 miles]

[Number on sick list; 5]

[South westerly wind force 4 to 5 in am, quieter in pm, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 50F]


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30 November 1916

From Glasgow to Sierra Leone

Lat 45.6, Long -13.9

[Course and Distance made good: S32W, 278 miles]

[Nothing of note in log as Orotava heads south and west in unremarkable weather]


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for December 1916, signed by Captain - a different one from earlier logs - AB Hughes]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 December 1916

Lat 41.3, Long -17.2

[Course and Distance made good: S29.5W, 296.5 miles]

[Number on sick list; 5]

[South westerly wind force 5 or 6 at 10am and noon, north westerly 4 to 6 in pm, sea state rough at times in pm, rain in late am and late pm, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 56F]


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2 December 1916

From Glasgow to Sierra Leone

Lat 37.4, Long -19.2

1.30pm: Passed steamer steering NNE on port beam, distant 8 miles. Grey funnel 2 masts short welldeck forward. Crane on forecastle bridge deck and poop.

4.0pm: Maximum roll 32 degrees.

6.0pm: Maximum roll 26 degrees.

8.0pm: Maximum roll 20 degrees.

Midnight: Maximum roll 10 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: S22W, 250 miles]

[Number on sick list; 5]

[Squally wind north westerly force 5-6 in am, south westerly later in pm, force 4 to 5, sea state rough to very rough for much of day, noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 61F]


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3 December 1916

From Glasgow to Sierra Leone

Lat 33.1, Long -21.5

[Course and Distance made good: S23.25W, 283 miles]

[Number on sick list; 5]

[Squally wind mostly S and E in am, N and E in pm, force 4 to 7 during day, sea state generally rough until late evening, noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 65F]


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4 December 1916

From Glasgow to Sierra Leone

Lat 28.4, Long -23.9

11.0am: Officers to 6” BL gun drill.

1.0pm: Sighted steamer’s smoke bearing S11W bound about SW.

1.20pm: Sighted steamer starboard beam, 2 mast 1 funnel bearing N70W heading NE.

[Course and Distance made good: S23.5W, distance 305 miles]

[Number on sick list; 5]

[Northerly and north westerly wind force 4 or 5 for most of day, noon temperature 71F, sea temperature 67F]


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5 December 1916

From Glasgow to Sierra Leone

Lat 23.8, Long -26.2

9.0pm: Passed cargo steamer 2 masts 1 funnel painted grey, two Samson posts on poop, bearing NW 8 miles steering NE.

1.45pm: Observed smoke bearing S32E.

[Course and Distance made good: S24W, 307 miles]

[Noon temperature 72F, sea temperature 70F]


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6 December 1916

From Glasgow to Sierra Leone

Lat 19.1, Long -28.4

7.40am: Sighted SS 2 masts 1 funnel bearing S heading NE.

9.15am: Sighted SS bearing S27W heading SSW. No 2 boat falls renewed.

[Course and Distance made good: S23W, distance 304 miles]


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7 December 1916

From Glasgow to Sierra Leone

Lat 14.4, Long -27.9

6.15am: Sighted SS steering North, 2 masts 1 funnel, short well aft.

10.0am: Divisions, prayers, Physical drill, Marines at rifle and bayonet exercise.

7.0pm: Stopped for engine repairs, log hauled in, ships head S10E while stopped.

8.25pm: Proceeded Course S5E. 8.34pm: Stopped for engine room requirements.

Ships head till 11.25 [pm] between S and S5E, wind ExN.

11.25pm: Proceeded on passage, Course S5E, 48 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various, 302 miles]

[Noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 72F]


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8 December 1916

From Glasgow to Sierra Leone

Lat 12.1, Long -25.7

3.56am: Sighted a steamer 1 point on port bow, no lights showing, heading north.

[Course and Distance made good: S44E, 191 miles]

[Freetown Sierra Leone S73.75E, 765.5 miles]

[North easterly wind force 3 or 4 for most of day, noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 75F]


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9 December 1916


From Glasgow to Sierra Leone

Lat 10.9, Long -21.4

6.0am: Clocks advanced 15 minutes.

am: Saturday routine.

[Course and Distance made good: S74E, 258 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 5 in am, 3 to 4 in pm, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 78F]


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10 December 1916

From Glasgow to Sierra Leone

0.56am: Sighted SS 1 point on port bow no lights showing, heading NNW. 1 Point before the beam she altered Course to NE then to East. 1 funnel two masts cargo steamer.

10.15am: Divisions and inspection. 10.50am: Divine service.

5.0pm: Sighted 4 whalers on port bow towing in pairs.

5.20pm: Sighted 4 mast schooner on starboard bow.

5.31pm: Altered course to N31E to overhaul whalers, log 103.8.

6.0pm: Courses and speeds various to Captains orders.

6.15pm: Sea boat manned, lowered and sent to examine SS Calbral [more likely Cabral] of Tonsberg [Norway].

7.0pm: Sea boat returned. Hoisted same and proceeded on passage, 48 revs.

11.0pm: Patent log in chartroom out of order, log aft read instead.

[Course and Distance made good: S73.5E, distance 263 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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11 December 1916

From Glasgow to Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

7.35am: Land sighted right ahead.

10.0am: Engine and helm as required for anchoring.

10.34am: Came to with port anchor and veered to 6 shackles in 6.25 fathoms, having received position of anchore [sic] from HMS “Highflyer”.

[Anchor bearings, ships head S66E: Fanran Point bore S45.5E, Catheral [Cathedral] tower S59.5W.

Noon: Hands swung out No 2 life boat and Gig.

pm: 3 Signal ratings left ship for HMS Marmora.

3.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch from 3pm to 6pm.

6.30pm: Liberty party returned to ship.

9.5pm: No 3 boat left ship.

10.30pm: No 3 boat returned and hoisted. Ship swung to ebb.

[Course and Distance made good: S74E, 243 miles]

[Coal remaining: 305 tons]

[Noon temperature 88F, sea temperature 81F]


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12 December 1916

At Freetown Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

am: Hands engaged painting hull and preparing for coaling.

3.45pm: Collier “Atlantic City” made fast alongside, ship swung to flood.

5.30pm: Commenced coaling.

7.0pm to 8.0pm: Stopped work for dinner.

10.0pm: Ceased coaling for the day.


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13 December 1916

At Freetown Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.5am: Commenced coaling ship.

6.47am: French Cruiser “Dupleix” arrived and anchored.

2.0pm: HMS Kent arrived.

4.28pm: SS “Danubian” sailed.

10.0pm: Stopped coaling for the day.


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14 December 1916

At Freetown Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.30am: Hands resumed Coaling ship.

4.15pm: Commenced taking in fresh water.

4.30pm: Received 50 gallons petrol.

7.30pm: Second water lighter alongside.


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15 December 1916

At Freetown Sierra Leone [though not indicated in log]

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.0am: Ship swung to flood tide, hands resumed coaling.

6.30am: Third water boat alongside.

4.0pm: Finished coaling. 1090 tons taken on board.

4.35pm: Collier SS “Atlantic City” cast off moorings and departed.

5.30pm: Fourth water boat alongside.

[Coal remaining: 1345 tons]


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16 December 1916

At Freetown Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

2.10pm: Liberty men left ship.

6.15pm: Liberty men returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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17 December 1916

At Freetown Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

8.45am: Church party left ship (RCs and non-conformists).

11.0am: Church parties returned.

2.0pm: Leave to First part of red watch from 2pm to 9pm, boy[s] to 6pm.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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18 December 1916

At Freetown Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.0pm: Officers and POs [Petty Officers] returned from leave.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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19 December 1916

At Freetown Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

10.0am: Divisions, White watch rifle drill, Officers at Ammunition lecture.

11.0am: Boys to signal instruction.


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20 December 1916

From Freetown Sierra Leone to Dakar

Lat 8.8, Long -14.1

5.40am: Hove up anchor and proceeded to sea at reduced speed.

6.40am: Sierra Leone Point Light House abeam 0.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: N68.5W, 49 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Distance to go 516 miles]

[Apart from this log just records numerous changes in speed during the day]


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21 December 1916

Lat 10.9, Long -17.5

Noon: Sighted 4 funnel Cruiser bearing WNW, distant 12 miles.

0.25pm: Increased to 52 revs. Sounded General quarters for action. Challenged and reply, exchanged Pendants with HMS [blank].

9.0pm: Revolutions as necessary to keep station on company.

[Course and Distance made good: Course Various, distance 259 miles]

[Apart from this log mainly records changes in course and numerous changes in speed]


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22 December 1916

From Freetown Sierra Leone to Dakar and at Dakar

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

1.45am: Altered course N18E, observed a steamer’s lights, vessel steering to the Southward.

4.0am and 8.0am: Revolutions as necessary to keep station with convoy.

6.20am: Sighted steamer bearing ENE, 2 masts 1 funnel heading South.

11.36am: Helm and speed as required for entering harbour.

0.50pm: Brought up with starboard anchor, 48 fathoms in 7 fathoms water.

2.15pm: Hove up and proceeded into the inner Harbour.

2.50pm: Moored with anchor cable to buoy.

5.0pm: Leave for officers to 10pm.

[Course and Distance made good: Various, 234 miles]

[Noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 69F]


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23 December 1916

At Dakar

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

6.20am: Water boat alongside.

7.15am: Ship hauled off to allow the “Argyleshire” [presumably Argyllshire] to berth, with the assistance of a tug.

8.0am: Ship back in berth, tug cast off.

11.10am: Water boat left ship.

3.30pm: Water boat alongside.

6.0pm: Evening quarters. Liberty men returned from leave.


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24 December 1916

At Dakar

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

9.45am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine service.

2.0pm: Leave to Green and White watches from 2pm to 6pm.

6.0pm: Hove up alongside SS Ionic [possibly this one] and made fast, to prevent colliding with same.

6.30pm: Liberty men returned.

[Noon temperature 84F, sea temperature 73F]


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25 December 1916

At Dakar

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

9.45am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service [this being Christmas Day].

2.0pm: Leave to Red watch to 6pm.

5.30pm: Cast off from SS Ionic and swung to buoy mooring.

6.0pm: Liberty men returned from leave.


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26 December 1916


At Dakar

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

11.0am: Officers to signal instruction.

2.0pm: Leave to white watch to 6pm.


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27 December 1916

From Dakar to Rendezvous

Lat 14.4, Long -18.0

6.0am: Tug made fast astern.

6.15am: Tug made fast forward and pilot boarded.

6.30am: Cast off from buoy and proceeded slow ahead. 6.33am: Cast off tugs.

6.35am: Cleared breakwater. 6.45am: Disembarked pilot.

8.40am: Set course S84W. Slow ahead. Engines and helm to Captain’s orders.

10.15am: Sighted steamer steering SW.

10.17am: Commenced manoeuvering.

11.0am: Proceeded on Course S88W.

pm: Slight alterations on Course occasionaly [sic] made and Revolutions as necessary to keep station on convoy.

[Course and Distance made good: Various, 31 miles]

[Noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 73F]


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28 December 1916

From Dakar to Rendezvous

Lat 13.1, Long -22.1

am and pm: Revolutions as required to keep station on Convoy.

[Course and Distance made good: S71W, 252 miles]

[North easterly wind force 4 in pm, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 76F]


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29 December 1916

From Dakar to Rendezvous

Lat 12.1, Long -24.9

4.0am: Revs as required to keep station on Convoy.

8.15am: Sighted HMS “KENT” with Convoy.

8.53am: Courses various to keep station, revolutions as required.

9.52am: Handed convoy over to HMS “KENT” and turned about.

10.15am: Set course S54E, 22 revs. Exercised action.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 220 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Cape Sierra Leone S72.5E, 717.5 miles]

[North easterly wind force 3 in am, force 4 or 5 in pm]


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30 December 1916

To Freetown S Leone

Lat 11.0, Long 20.7

am: Saturday routine.

1.5pm: Sighted steamer bearing SW heading NE.

1.25pm: Manoeuvred with helm and engines as required by Captain whilst signalling with SS “Tregonia”.

2.30pm: Proceeded on course S49E, 46 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: S74E, 253 miles]

[North easterly wind force 3 to 5 during day, noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 77F]


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31 December 1916

From Rendezvous to Freetown

Lat 9.4, Long -16.5

9.45am: Sighted steamer bearing ExS steering NW, 2 masts 1 funnel.

10.45am: Divine service.

[Course and Distance made good: S69E, 267 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Freetown S74.5E distance 200 miles]


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for January 1917]

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[Right hand side of page signed by Navigating Officer as before and AB Hughes Captain]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before except additional information for thermometer for sea temperature - J&E Hall Ltd Dartford]


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1 January 1917

Arriving at Freetown S [Sierra] Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

[Sounding from 3.5am to 4.0am]

3.55am: Sighted land Port bow bearing S68E.

4.10am: Sighted Light House bearing S70E.

5.33am: Course and speed various for entering harbour.

6.54am: Brought up to port anchor with 5 shackles in 9 fathoms water.

8.15am: Collier “Horngarth” alongside and commenced coaling at 9.30am.

10.0am: Water boat alongside with fresh water.

pm: Coaling continued the day with the usual spells for meals.

[Course and Distance made good: Various, 200 miles]

[Coal remaining: 798 tons]

[Noon temperature 85F, sea temperature 79F]


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2 January 1917

At Freetown

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

2.0am: Finished coaling.

6.15am: Collier cast off.

2.0pm: Ratings received pay.

[Coal remaining: 1330 tons]


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3 January 1917

At Freetown S Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

9.30am: Divisions and drill. Green watch to signal instruction.

2.0pm: Leave to second part Red Watch.

6.20pm: Liberty men returned.


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4 January 1917

At Freetown, S Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

4.0pm: Discharged signal ratings to HMS “King Alfred”.

4.30pm: HMSs “Arlanza”, “Orcoma”, “Almanzora” and “Gloucestershire” arrived and anchored.

6.10pm: Warrant No 51 read. All boats hoisted. Ship ready for sea


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5 January 1917

At Freetown

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

3.20pm: Finished with water boat.

3.50pm: Steering and Telegraph gear tested and found correct.

4.0pm: Hove cable short (3 shackles). 4.25pm: Started heaving in.

4.32pm: Anchor up foul, proceeded slow ahead. Courses and speed as required by Captain for leaving harbour.

5.12pm: Set course on HMS “Donegal” N74W. 5.13pm: Anchors secured.

5.30pm: Increased to 34 revs. Departure bearing Sierra Leone Light House bore S48E, distant 2 miles, log 4.

Midnight: Revs as required to keep station.


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6 January 1917

From Freetown S Leone

Lat 8.3, Long -15.8

4.0am: Revs as required for keeping station on Colliers.

10.16am: Courses various to close on SS “Albistan”.

11.0am: Stopped for engine trouble on the SS Albistan.

0.10pm: Proceeded N74W 35 revs.

3.45pm: Sighted SS bearing N60E steering SSE, yellow funnel 2 masts.

8.0pm: Revs and course throughout the day to keep station on colliers.

11.30pm: HMS “Donegal” and collier “Pretoria” altered course to starboard and reduced speed.

11.45pm: Both ships resumed course and speed.

[Course and Distance made good: S86W 150 miles]

[Noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 79F]


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7 January 1917

From Freetown S Leone

Lat 8.1, Long -19.1

8.0am: Revs as required for keeping station on SS “Albistan”

11.40am: Signalled by SS Albistan.

Noon: Revs as required to keep station.

9.0pm: Revs as requisite to keep station on Colliers.

[Course and Distance made good: S86W 196 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: 404 miles to turning point]


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8 January 1917

From Freetown S Leone

Lat 7.8, Long -22.5

4.0am: Revs as requisite to keep station on colliers.

5.45am: Total eclipse of moon.

6.10am: Sighted steamer bearing S70W, SS “Bilbitar”.

11.20am: Stopped for engine trouble on Collier “Pretoria”.

1.55pm: Proceeded 32 revs, log streamed.

4.0pm: Revs as requisite to keep station on colliers.

[Course and Distance made good: S86W 202 miles]


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9 January 1917

From Freetown S Leone

Lat -7.5, Long -25.9

8.0am: Revs as requisite to keep station on Colliers.

2.0pm: Various Courses during watch manoeuvering.

4.0pm: Revs as required to keep station.

4.25pm: Altered course to S9W to carry out firing practice 1” aiming.

4.33pm: General quarters, Helm and speed as required for manoeuvering.

5.7pm: Secure sounded, proceeded on course S10E.

8.0pm: Revs as necessary to keep station.

[Course and Distance made good: S85W 209 miles]

[Noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 78F]


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10 January 1917

From Freetown S Leone

Lat 4.8, Long -24.8

4.0am: Revs as required to keep station on “Albistan”.

10.15am: Closed with “Albistan” and commenced firing practice.

11.25am: Finished firing practice.

Midnight: Revs as requisite to keep station.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 195 miles]


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11 January 1917

From Freetown S Leone

Lat 1.6, Long -25.1

4.0am: Revs as requisite for keeping station.

3.14pm: Altered course S37W and increased to 55 revs to intercept SV [Sailing Vessel].

4.45pm: Stopped and boarded the ship “Wiscombe Park” of Liverpool.

5.23pm: Proceeded S30E, 45 revs.

8.0pm: Revs as required to keep station.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 191 miles]

[Noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 79F]


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12 January 1917

From Freetown S Leone to Patrol

Lat -1.5, Long -25.9

5.30am: Sighted SV [Sailing Vessel] bearing S75W steering SSW.

5.40am: Sighted SS bearing N5W steering SSW 1 White funnel black top 3 masts.

9.0am to 11.10am: Courses and revs as required to intercept and board SS “Corfe Castle”.

10.5am: Stopped, boarding boat away.

10.47am: Boarding boat returned. 11.5am: Proceeded. 11.10am: Set course S75W.

Noon and 4pm: Revs as requisite to keep station on HMS Donegal.

4.5pm: Increased to 42 revs and altered course S30W to spread out position of ships.

4.48pm: Resumed course S75W keeping station on Collier “Albistan”.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 194 miles]


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13 January 1917

From Freetown S Leone to Patrol

Lat -3.8, Long -29.0

4.0am and 4pm: Revs as requisite to keep station on SS “Albistan”.

am: Saturday routine.

[Course and Distance made good: S54.5W]

[Noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 77F]


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14 January 1917

From Freetown S Leone to Patrol

Lat -5.4, Long -32.3

Noon: Revs as required to keep station.

2.7pm: Courses and speeds various to close “Pretoria”.

3.34pm: Set course S55W, station kept on HMS “Donegal” 2 cable length on starboard beam.

5.12pm: Stopped. 5.24pm: Proceeded Courses and speeds various to keep station on HMS Donegal.

8.0pm: Revs as required to keep station on HMS Donegal.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 220 miles]


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15 January 1917

From Freetown S Leone to Patrol

Lat -3.9, Long -33.8

4.0am: Revs as required to keep station on HMS Donegal.

6.27am: Altered course S88E, log 41.5. Revs various and courses in line following HMS Donegal.

10.5am: Stopped and helm and speed as required by Captain for bringing ship to anchor.

10.10am: Came to with starboard anchor in 16 fathoms water, 6 shackles off Rocas Island [Atol das Rocas, off the coast of Brazil]

[Anchor bearings: Beacon S59E magnetic, Sly reef S4E magnetic]

pm: Two seaboats from HMS Donegal engaged throughout the afternoon carrying stores from “Orotava” to Donegal.

4.0pm: Hove up anchor and proceeded.

4.23pm: Rocas beacon bore S48.5E - 1.75 miles, set course N71W - 44 revs.

5.23pm: Stopped. 5.29pm: Proceeded slow, and formed single line ahead HMS Donegal leading 5 cables apart.

10.56pm: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

Midnight: Revs as required to keep station on HMS “Donegal”.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 132 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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16 January 1917

From Freetown S Leone to Patrol

Lat -4.9, Long -36.2

4.18am: Clocks put ahead 12 minutes.

2.0pm: Revs and courses as required by Captain to bring ship to anchor.

2.30pm: Came to with port anchor in 9 fathoms water with 6 shackles inside of Coroa Lavenderia reef.

5.50pm: Commenced to weigh anchor. Engines and helm as required for changing berth.

6.45pm: Anchored with 6 shackles on port anchor, 8 fathoms. Donegal bearing N46W 3.5 cables.

Midnight: Ship rolling heavily.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 187 miles]

[North easterly wind force 3 to 4 from 6pm, noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 79F]


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17 January 1917

From Freetown S Leone to Patrol, At Anchor for Coaling

Lat -4.9, Long -36.2

1.45am: Ships head SE. Maximum roll 13 degrees Starboard, 12 degrees Port.

8.0am: Maximum roll 6 degrees Starboard and 5 degrees Port.

Noon: Maximum roll 4 degrees Starboard, 3 degrees Port.

4.0pm: Maximum roll 5 degrees Port - 4 degrees Starboard.

Midnight: Ship rolling slightly.

[Easterly wind mostly force 2 to 3, noon temperature 82F, sea temperature 80F]


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18 January 1917

Anchored at Coroa Lavenderia reef

Lat -4.9, Long -36.2

4.0am: Maximum roll 5 degrees Port and Starboard.

6.30am: Collier SS “Albistan” steamed up alongside but owing to swell was not able to make fast, sheered off and anchored 2.5 cables on starboard quarter.

1.30pm: Collier “Albistan” again attempted to range alongside but owing to heavy swell had to sheer off again.

10.0pm: Maximum roll 8 degrees Port and 10 degrees Starboard.

[South easterly wind force 3 in am, force 4 to 5 in pm]


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19 January 1917

Anchored at Coroa Lavenderia reef

Lat -4.9, Long -36.2

4.0am: Maximum roll 5 degrees Port and Starboard.

Noon: Maximum roll 4 degrees Port and 3 degrees Starboard.

4.0pm: Maximum roll 6 degrees Port and Starboard.

8.0pm: Maximum roll 4 degrees Starboard and 3 degrees Port.

8.30pm: Observed Santo Alberto Light bearing S44E [this is at Caiçara do Norte].

Midnight: Maximum roll 5 degrees Port, 6 degrees Starboard.

[South easterly wind force 4 for most of day]


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20 January 1917

Anchored at Coroa Lavenderia reef

Lat -4.9, Long -36.2

4.0am: Maximum roll 7 degrees Port and 10 degrees Starboard.

8.0am: Maximum roll 10 degrees Port, 11 degrees Starboard.

10.0am: Officers to spotting table.

Noon: Maximum roll 10 degrees Port and Starboard.

1.0pm: Sighted a steamer bearing N10W steering Eastward.

1.15pm: Sighted 3 mast schooner on starboard quarter steering westward.

4.0pm and 8pm: Maximum roll 13 degrees Port and Starboard.

Midnight: Maximum roll 10 degrees Starboard and 9 degrees Port.

[Easterly wind force 3 to 4 for most of day, noon temperature 84F, sea temperature 79F]


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21 January 1917

Anchored and Departure from same

Lat -4.6, Long -36.2

4.0am: Maximum roll 11 degrees Port and Starboard.

6.55am: Hove up anchor and proceeded to sea following HMS “Donegal”.

7.40am: Streamed and set log.

10.0am: Slowed up and sheered out of line to take position formerly occupied by SS “Albistan”.

Noon: Revs to maintain speed of 8 knots.

6.0pm: Revs as required to keep stations.

Midnight: Revs as required to keep station on SS “Albistan”.

[South easterly wind force 4 for most of day]


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22 January 1917

From Coroa Lavenderia Reef

Lat -4.3, Long -33.5

6.50am: Sighted SS on Port bow bearing E, heading SE.

7.17am: Altered course to S50E. Revs and courses as required by Captain to intercept SS.

7.58am: Fired a shot across SS’ bows.

8.9am: Fired blank at SS “Bylayl”. Courses and speeds as required.

8.20am: Stopped and lowered boat, VO [Verifying Officer] Lieutenant Bishop.

9.25am: Boat returned. 9.30am: Proceeded at 50 revs Course East.

11.0am: Courses and speeds as required for keeping station on HMS “Donegal”.

4.0pm: Revs as required to keep station on HMS “Donegal”.

7.0pm: Revs as required to keep station on SS “Pretoria”.

9.30pm: Sighted schooner.

9.38pm: Manoeuvered helm and engines. Spoke American 4 masted schooner “Frederick A Duggan” steering NNW.

11.37pm: Stopped and boarded SS “Bizeargi Mendi” of Bilboa [Spain], steering NNE.

[Course and Distance made good: N87E 162 miles]

[South easterly wind force 3 or 3-4 all day]


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23 January 1917

On Patrol

Lat -3.9, Long -31.0

0.2am: Boat returned and hoisted. Proceeded S81E at 52 revs.

2.30am: Regained position on patrol.

4.0am: Revs to keep station on SS “Pretoria”.

6.0am: Altered course N88E to close “Donegal” for signal purposes.

9.35am: Altered course N32E, Course and revs as required to close HMS “Donegal”.

10.10am: Officers to ammunition lecture.

10.25am: Sea boat away.

10.35am: Sea boat returned with surgeon of HMS “Donegal”.

11.50am: Altered course N85E, Courses and revolutions as required to keep station on HMS “Donegal”.

1.20pm: Proceeded N83W at 33 revs.

3.0pm: SS “Albistan” in station 1 mile astern.

5.21pm: Sheered out of line to take station on port beam of SS “Albistan”.

5.37pm: Returned to course N70W.

6.26pm: Opened “Albistan” 2.5 miles.

Midnight: Revs as required to keep station.

[Course and Distance made good: N70E 153 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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24 January 1917

On Patrol

Lat -4.0, Long -31.0

4.0am and 8.0am: Revs as required to keep station.

10.15am: Boy to seamanship.

11.0am: Officers to 6” QF gun drill.

4.0pm: Revs as requisite to keep station on SS Abistan [Albistan].

4.10pm: Stopped for 1” aiming practice, but owing to heavy sea, had to abandon same.

5.7pm: Proceeded on course N70W.

6.45pm: Altered course to take up station on “Albistan”.

7.25pm: On station Course N71W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 163 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[South easterly wind force 3 for most of day, noon temperature 82F, sea temperature 78F]


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25 January 1917

On Patrol

Lat -3.9, Long -30.6

4.0am: Revs as requisite to keep station.

am: Hands engaged in fitting No 3 boats falls also scraping and painting rusty spots.

1.40pm: Altered course S79E to intercept stranger, log 54.0 also various courses.

3.32pm: Stopped and lowered boat in position [Lat] 3 47 S [Long] 30 7 W log 76. Courses and speeds various to keep distance off SS which turns out to be the French SS “Sequana”.

5.52pm: Boat returned and hoisted, French ship allowed to proceed.

5.54pm: Proceeded half speed, heading West to pick up collier.

6.15pm: Sighted SS “Albistan” bearing West.

7.14pm: Altered course (hard a starboard) to S69E and reduced revs to keep station on SS Albistan.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 170 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[South easterly wind force 3 or 4 all day]


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26 January 1917

On Patrol

Lat -3.4, Long -28.9

4.0am: Revs as required.

4.55am: Forecastle guns closed up.

8.50am: Altered course N58E to intercept SV [Sailing Vessel].

11.46am: Stopped and lowered boat with boarding officer to examine Norwegian barque “Sirius”.

0.15pm: Sea boat returned. SV allowed to proceed on voyage.

0.25pm: Proceeded on 32 revs to pick up collier “Albistan”.

1.40pm: Closed and stopped alongside “Albistan” and lowered boat.

2.0pm: Boat returned with Captain of “Albistan”.

2.10pm: Proceeded Course S69E.

4.25pm: Courses and speeds various for transferring Captain of Albistan to his ship.

5.30pm: Proceeded on Course, at 30 revs.

5.45pm: Sighted barque, increased to full speed.

7.30pm: Sighted light on port bow bearing N84E.

7.47pm: Altered course to intercept stranger and full speed.

8.19pm: Manoeuvered with helm and engines, fired 4 blanks and 1 shot from port 6 pounder to round up Barque.

8.25pm: Stopped and boarded 4 mast bark [barque] “Antonio” of Dunkirk bound NNE.

9.45pm: Boat returned and hoisted, proceeded 40 revs to pick up with “Abistan” [Albistan].

[Course and Distance made good: N16E 111 miles]


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27 January 1917

On Patrol

Lat -3.4, Long -26.8

4.0am: Revs as required to keep station on SS Albistan.

9.37am: Closed to 1.5 miles off SS Abistan [Albistan] and resumed course.

11.0am: Saturday routine carried out.

Noon: Revs as required to keep station on SS Albistan.

[Course and Distance made good: N89E 122 miles]

[Winds still south easterly force 3]


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28 January 1917

On Patrol

Lat -3.3, Long -24.2

10.30am: Divine Service.

6.45pm: Opened out to 2 miles on port beam of SS Albistan.

[Course and Distance made good: N89E 157 miles]


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29 January 1917

On Patrol

Lat -3.4, Long -27.1

4.0am: Revs as required to keep station on SS Albistan.

10.15am: Boy[s] to 6” Gun drill. Hands employed variously.

5.28pm: Commenced to swing ship for Compass deviation.

6.20pm: Resumed course and speed.

[Course and Distance made good: S88W 174 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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30 January 1917

On Patrol

Lat -3.6, Long -30.7

5.5am: Forecastle guns closed up.

6.30am: In lat 3 35 S, long 29 59.5 W Samuel Jones trimmer No (Mercantile RATING) departed this life in his ninteenth [nineteenth] year, death from natural causes. [Note - from Casualty List here: JONES, Samuel, Trimmer, MMR, (service number not listed), Orotava, 30 January 1917, illness]

7.20am: Closed to 1 mile off “Albistan”.

10.15am: Stopped. 10.18am: Committed the body Samuel Jones to the deep. 10.24am: Proceeded.

6.0pm: Altered course to open to 2 miles off “Albistan”.

[Course and Distance made good: S87W 217.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sierra Leone N55E 1271 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[South easterly wind becoming squally in pm, force 3 to 5-6, noon temperature 82F, sea temperature 79F]


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31 January 1917

At Patrol

Lat -1.8, Long -28.5

6.20am: Altered course to intercept stranger to S78.5E.

6.51am: Boarding boat away BO [Boarding Officer] Sub Lieutenant Cooper, Steamer “Beemah” Whitby.

7.50am: Boat returned and hoisted, “Beemah” allowed to proceed.

7.56am: Altered course to NNE to close on SS “Albistan”.

10.57am: Altered course to closed to half mile off Albistan.

11.0am: Officers to sword drill.

8.0pm: Revs as required - opened “Albistan” to 2 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: N51E 171 miles]

[Heavy rain during middle of day]


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for February 1917]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Captain and Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 February 1917

From Patrol to Sierra Leone

Lat 0.1, Long -26.3

4.0am: Revs as requisite to keep station on SS Albistan.

6.15pm: Opened out to night station.

[Course and Distance made good: N49E 176 miles]

[Rain, heavy at times, in pm]


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2 February 1917

From Patrol to Sierra Leone

Lat 2.2, Long -23.7

[Course and Distance made good: N50.5E 199.5 miles]

[Nothing of note in log, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 78F]


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3 February 1917

From Patrol to Sierra Leone

Lat 4.2, Long -21.0

5.0am: Forecastle guns closed up.

6.15am: Altered course to close “Albistan” 2 miles.

10.15am: Closed to 1 mile off “Albistan”.

am: Saturday routine.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothing.

4.16pm: Stopped, SS Albistan dropped target, Course and speeds various for carrying out 1” aiming practice.

5.40pm: Spread to 2 miles log 59, Course S70E.

6.10pm: Resumed course N80E and speed.

[Course and Distance made good: N54E 201 miles]

[Rain and showers on and off during day]


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4 February 1917

From Patrol to Sierra Leone

Lat 6.0, Long -18.2

10.45am: Divine service.

4.0pm: Revs as required to keep station on SS “Albistan”.

4.37pm: Commenced manoeuvring to carry out 1” aiming.

5.34pm: Resumed course and speed.

8.0pm: Albistan keeping station astern.

10.0pm: Clocks put ahead 20 minutes during watch.

[Course and Distance made good: N58.5E 206.5 miles]


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5 February 1917

Lat 7.3, Long -15.7

3.0am: Clocks advanced 20 minutes.

6.0am: Clocks advanced 20 minutes.

am: Lost overboard by accident whilst preparing for Firing Practice: one 9 foot boat hook, one 12 foot oar, ash.

9.30am: Dropped target and manoeuvred to get to range of 6000 yards.

10.9am: Fired first ranging shot and continued carrying out 6” and 6 pounder firing practice.

0.12pm: Sea boat away to SS Albistan.

0.26pm: Picked up target.

0.30pm: Manoeuvring to pick up seaboat - Helm and speed as required.

0.55pm: Boat returned alongside and hoisted.

1.0pm: Proceeded on course 44 revs, log streamed and altered course to N77E. SS Albistan taking up station 1 mile off port beam.

6.15pm: “Albistan” took up night station 1 - 2 miles astern.

[Course and Distance made good: N60.5E 170 miles]


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6 February 1917

From Patrol to Freetown and at Freetown, Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

[Sounding hourly from 1.0 to 6.0am]

6.20am: Aberdeen Hill bearing 90 degrees, distant 17 miles.

8.0am: Courses as required for entering Freetown Harbour.

9.0am: 6” shell fired across bow from signal station. Stopped and exchanged signals.

9.30am: Proceeded. 10.0am: Let go Port anchor in 12 fathoms and veered to 5 shackles (Berth A3).

10.50am: Collier “Albistan” came alongside.

11.30am: Commenced coaling.

[Coal remaining: 187 tons]


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7 February 1917

At Freetown, Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

1.5am: Gig, painted white with dark gunwale, floated past.

6.0am: Commenced coaling.

6.50am: “Princess Maud” and two armed trawlers arrived in harbour.

7.10am: Water boat alongside.

11.35am: Water boat cast off.

0.55pm: SS “Tamela” weighed anchor and proceeded to sea.

3.0pm: Fleet storeship “Roma” arrived and anchored in harbour.

4.45pm: Water boat alongside.

7.50pm: Water boat left ship.


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8 February 1917

At Freetown, Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.0am: Resumed coaling.

6.20pm: Ceased coaling (1182 tons).


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9 February 1917

At Freetown, Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.0am: Commenced coaling.

7.0am: One armed trawler left harbour.

8.0am: SS “Saltmarsh” arrived.

8.20am: SS “Odense” arrived.

9.30am: Received mail. Two bags.

0.20pm: Received parcel mail. Five bags.

4.30pm: SS “Odense” left harbour.

4.40pm: Received mail. Five bags.

5.0pm: SS “Saltmarsh” left harbour.

6.05pm: Mast of No 1 gig carried away by fouling boom.


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10 February 1917

At Freetown, Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.0am: HMS “Donegal” left harbour.

9.30am: HMS Donegal returned to anchorage.

Noon: Coaling finished.

1.5pm: Second Water boat alongside.

3.5pm: Collier “Albistan” cast off.

3.10pm: Water boat alongside.

[Coal remaining: 1692 tons]


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11 February 1917

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

am: Saturday routine carried out.

6.15pm: Liberty men returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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12 February 1917

At Freetown, Sierra Leone [though not stated]

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.30am: Storeship “Roma” fast alongside. Hands commenced taking in stores from storeship.

pm: Hands employed throughout the day storing ship.

6.45pm: Finished storing for the day.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh meat received: 2710 lbs]


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13 February 1917

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

am: Discharged to HMS “Gloustershire” [Gloucestershire] Sub Lieutenant McIntyre, and Midshipmen McKeag, Steel, Ferraby and Sandes.

9.0am: Hands provisioning ship.

11.50am: Storeship “Roma” cast off.

2.0pm: Leave to White Watch to 5.30pm, Chief and first class POs till 9pm, remainder of hands stowing stores.

3.45pm: Water boat alongside. Lost overboard by accident 3 shot bags.

8.10pm: Water boat left.

11.30pm: Finished taking in fresh water.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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14 February 1917

From Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.4

1.15am: Water boat cast off.

6.30am: Hands commenced getting ship ready for sea.

7.0am: Discharged Lieutenant Ambrose to HMS “Sutlej” and Pearson Cook to HMS “Gloustershire” [Gloucestershire].

10.27am: Weighted [sic] anchor. 10.35am: Anchor away.

10.46am: Proceeded out of harbour.

11.26am: 5 fathom Patch buoy abeam.

11.30am: Course West 42 revs, log streamed.

0.10pm: Sighted sail bearing N68W.

0.20pm: Sighted steamer bearing N63W.

2.0pm: Repairs to patent log effected.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North westerly wind force 3 to 4 from noon, misty at times in pm, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 78F]


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15 February 1917

From Sierra Leone

Lat 6.1, Long -16.1

7.58am: Altered course N62E to intercept SS.

8.0am: Increased 50 revs, helm and engines as required to close SS.

8.42am: Fired blank 6 pounder.

8.47am: Signalled SS “Zealandic” of Liverpool.

9.48am: Set course S61W, 42 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: S49.5W 221 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Abrolhos Rocks S43W 1969 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[North westerly wind force 3 or 4 all day]


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16 February 1917

From Sierra Leone to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat 3.2, Long -18.8

[Course and Distance made good: S43W 241 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Nothing noted in log apart from “Divisions” and “Evening Quarters”, weather conditions similar to previous day]


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17 February 1917

From Sierra Leone to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat 0.1, Long -21.5

am: Lost overboard by accident one squeegee.

[Course and Distance made good: S40.5W 245 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Heavy rain on and off all day, noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 78F]


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18 February 1917

From Sierra Leone to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -3.2, Long -24.3

11.0am: Divine Service.

[Course and Distance made good: S40W 257 miles]


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19 February 1917

From Sierra Leone to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -6.2, Long -27.2

10.0am: Divisions and Inspection of bedding carried out.

11.45am: GS book (No 51) and Addenda (No 2 Copy 240) taken to Captain’s Clerk’s office.

3.25pm: Altered course to S36W to intercept SV [Sailing Vessel], log 13.3.

pm: Lost by accident one rammer 6” QF. Various Courses and speeds to close SV (Russian) “Lindisfarne” [note there was a Norwegian sailing ship of this name].

4.51pm: Stopped, boarding boat away, Lieutenant Bishop BO [Boarding Officer].

5.28pm: Sea boat returned and hoisted, proceeded on course, 42 revs.

5.45pm: Sea boat secured.

[Course and Distance made good: S44.5W 251.5 miles]


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20 February 1917

From Sierra Leone to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -9.1, Long -29.8

10.0am: Divisions and Inspection of Marines Hammocks and bedding and kits.

4.0pm: Altered course N64W increased to 55 revs to intercept stranger, log 49.8.

5.04pm: Boarding boat away to SS Phidias of Liverpool [Lat 9 35 S, [Long] 30 27 W). Lieutenant Bishop Boarding Officer.

5.45pm: Sea boat returned, everything satisfactory, boat hoisted, proceeded on course, 42 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: S42W 234 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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21 February 1917

From Sierra Leone to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -12.1, Long -32.6

9.25am: Altered course S15W and increased to 55 revs to intercept stranger.

am: Various Courses to close S [Sailing] Vessel.

1.49pm: Stopped and handed log. Engines and helm as required to board SV.

1.54pm: Boarding boat away to French barque “General de Sonis”, Lieutenant Bishop Boarding Officer.

2.25pm: Boarding boat returned and hoisted, proceeded on course, 42 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: S42.5W 244 miles]


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22 February 1917

From Sierra Leone to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -15.3, Long -35.5

5.15pm: Sighted schooner bearing S12W heading North.

[Course and Distance made good: S42W 262 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Easterly wind force 3 or 4 during day, noon temperature 84F, sea temperature 79F]


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23 February 1917

From Sierra Leone to Abrolhos Rocks [there is more information on the Abrolhos Archipelago here]

Lat -17.9, Long -39.3

[Sounding every 30 minutes from 2.0am to 10.35am]

11.50pm: Sighted HMS “Edinburgh Castle”.

0.20pm: Challenged and exchanged pendants with HMS “Edinburgh Castle”. Reduced 32 revs.

0.42pm: Handed log. Engines and helm as required for entering harbour.

1.49pm: Let go starboard anchor but owing to shackle fouling, hove it up again. (Clocks put ahead 1 hour 30 minutes) time kept on SA Station.

3.52pm: (new time) Came to with the port anchor and veered to 3 shackles.

4.55pm: Weighted [sic] anchor and proceeded to another berth, Course and speed as requisite.

5.58pm: Came to with port anchor in 6 fathoms and veered to 4 shackles.

[Anchor bearings: Conspicuous Tree N24.5W 3 miles, Beacon S41E 5.25 miles, Ships head ExS]

8.45pm: Abrolhos Light bearing S68E.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 308 miles]

[Coal remaining: 1161 tons]


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24 February 1917

At Vicosa Reef

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

7.30am: Collier “Head Cliff” came alongside.

8.40am: Commenced coaling.

9.0am: HMS Orama anchored.

6.05pm: Coaling completed (Tons in 219).

[Coal remaining: 1360 tons]

[Noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 78F]


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25 February 1917

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

am: Saturday routine.

6.30pm: Sighted schooner bearing S40E.


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26 February 1917

At Vicosa reef

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

1.25am: Observed white light bearing N70W.

[Rain and showers in am, North easterly wind force 3 to 4 from 6pm]


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27 February 1917

At Vicosa reef

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

am: Hands employed scraping and painting ships side and painting aloft.

10.0am: Divisions, Marines exchanged bedding.

[Rain at noon when temperature 79F, sea temperature 78F]


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28 February 1917

At Vicosa reef

Lat -18.4, Long -39.1

8.45am: Hove short. 9.0am: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded out from anchorage. Engine and helm as required.

9.40am: Set course S25E.

10.0am: Firemen to signals.

1.30pm: Passed “HMS Edinburgh Castle”.

4.22pm: Stopped and lowered sea boat and examined Norwegian SS Wagana [possibly SS Wagama]

5.38pm: Proceeded at 55 revs, and resumed course.

[Course and Distance made good: S21E 28 miles]


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for March 1917]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Captain and Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 March 1917

At Patrol

Lat -21.2, Long -36.7

5.30am: Altered course to N21W to pick up HMS “Edinburgh Castle”, log 92.8.

6.30am: Sighted “E Castle”, answered challenge and exchanged pennants.

6.50am: Manoeuvring to pick up station ahead of line.

7.35am: On station, proceeded 50 revs, S25E, log 110.

pm: Hands to monthly payment.

[Course and Distance made good: S38E 217 miles]

[Easterly wind force 3 for most of day, noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 78F]


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2 March 1917

On Patrol

Lat -23.4, Long -35.7

5.15am: Hard a starboard and steadied on N19W, log 104.6.

6.20am: Sighted “HMS Edinburgh Castle”, answered, challenged and exchanged pendants.

6.55am to 7.22am: Various courses and speed to close with “E Castle”.

7.22am: Stopped and sent away sea boat to “E Castle” for orders.

7.50am: Boat returned and hoisted.

8.0am: Proceeded S46W 34 revs.

3.0pm: Revs as required to open out on SS “Headcliffe” [as mentioned here].

5.0pm: Various courses and speeds to bring collier astern.

6.53pm: Resumed course S46W.

10.20pm: Observed SS lights bearing N72W.

[Course and Distance made good: S24E 143 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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3 March 1917

At Patrol

Lat -26.3, Long -37.8

9.44am: Altered course to open out from “Headcliffe”.

11.55am: Resumed course S44W and reduced to 37 revs.

2.0pm: Altered course to close “Headcliffe” to half mile.

3.31pm: Resumed course, revs as requisite.

4.10pm: Altered course and increased to get ahead of Headcliffe.

4.45pm: Resumed Course.

5.0pm: Stopped and sent away boarding boat to “Headcliff[e]” for signal rating.

5.30pm: Boat returned and hoisted, proceeded on course 37 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: S33W 211 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: to rendez-vous S35W 159 miles]

[Rain during middle of day]


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4 March 1917

At Patrol

Lat -28.5, Long -39.7

6.45am: Observed steamers smoke bearing S41W reduced to 26 revs.

7.5am: Challenged by HMS “Glasgow” replied and exchanged pendants.

8.0am: Sea boat away to HMS “Glasgow”.

9.30am: No 6 boat away to “SS Headcliffe”.

10.10am: Boats returned and hoisted.

10.18am: Proceeded on Course S52W, 35 revs.

11.15am: Divine Service.

0.39pm: Altered course to open out “Headcliffe”.

2.28pm: Altered course N87W ([log] 48.7) to intercept S Vessel - various courses.

3.52pm: Fired blank 6 pounder.

4.0pm: Engine and helm as requisite, log handed and signalled to Norwegian SV “Kalliope” in Lat 28 39 S, [Long] 40 17.5 W.

4.16pm: Proceeded on Course S25W, 50 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: S37W 164 miles]


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5 March 1917

On Patrol

Lat -30.4, Long -42.6

5.50am: Action stations.

6.50am: Dispersed.

10.15am: Altered course to 10 miles off “Headcliffe”. Revs as required.

0.51pm: Resumed Course and speed S58W 35 revs log 44.

2.38pm: Sighted smoke bearing N38W, altered course to N36W to investigate same.

4.51pm: Gave up chase and resumed course S58W, 30 revs.

4.56pm: Reduced to slow to await for Headcliffe to close.

[Course and Distance made good: S54W 189 miles]

[Noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 75F]


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6 March 1917

On Patrol

Lat -32.2, Long -45.3

6.10am: Action stations.

7.10am: Dispersed.

10.15am: Boys at rifle drill, Marines to signals.

pm: Course and speed as requisite to keep station on collier.

[Course and Distance made good: S53W 179 miles]

[Wind north westerly then south westerly, force 3 to 5-6 during day, weather ugly in early am and sea state rough at times in am, noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 71F]


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7 March 1917

On Patrol

Lat -33.5, Long -47.6

4.0am: Revs as requisite to keep Collier in sight.

5.30am: Forecastle guns closed up.

10.18am: Altered course to open out Collier.

11.0am: Clocks put back half an hour.

11.10am: Resumed Course. Firemen at rifle drill.

5.0pm: Course and revs as requisite to close with Collier.

10.0pm: Ship rolling heavily.

[Course and Distance made good: S55W 142 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: to rendez-vous S53W 147 miles]


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8 March 1917

From Patrol to Rio de la Plata

Lat -35.2, Long -50.9

9.50am: SS bearing N88W altered course to close.

10.14am: Signalled SS “Woodville” from South Georgia to Dakar.

10.35am: Resumed course.

11.25am: Observed SS bearing S45W altered course to close.

11.56am: Signalled SS “Highland Pride” bound for London from River Plate. Helm and engines as required.

0.30pm: Proceeded and altered course to close Collier.

2.25pm: Took up station ahead of collier S78W.

6.0pm: Revs as requisite to keep close to Collier.

9.0pm: Observed SS Lights bearing S70W steering SE.

9.15: Signalled Italian SS Mar Cor and reduced to 27 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: S58W 190 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Anchorage Courses various 265 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Northerly wind force 4 to 7 in am, with sea state rough and heavy cross seas, south westerly wind from 6pm, increasing to force 8-9 late in day, with sea state high. Rain in middle of day, noon temperature 71F, sea temperature 69F]


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9 March 1917

From Patrol to Anchorage

Lat -35.4, Long -52.9

10.0am: Divisions - Physical drill. Marines and firemen 6” QF gun drill.

11.7am: Reduced to Dead “Slow”.

3.0pm: Maximum roll 28 degrees Port and Starboard.

4.0pm: Revs as required to keep station on Collier.

6.0pm: Maximum roll 20 degrees Port and Starboard.

7.15pm: Cast of lead 10.5 fathoms fs [fine sand].

10.15pm: Observed Lobos Light bearing N58W 18 miles ([log] 47.5).

Midnight: Lobos Light bore N13W (63.3) altered course S60W.

[Course and Distance made good: S82W]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[South westerly wind reducing from force 8-9 at 4am to force 6 at noon, then force 5 until 8pm, sea state initially high to very high, reducing to rough later in day, noon air and sea temperature 60F]


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10 March 1917

From Patrol to Anchorage

Lat -35.5, Long -56.3

1.25am: Lobos Island Light dipped N20.5E (log 77).

6.20am: Observed HMS “Macedonia” bearing N79W challenged and exchanged pendants.

7.48am: Ship came to with starboard anchor in 7 fathoms.

10.25am: Observed sail bearing N11W.

Noon: Swedish Barque “Edith” sighted steering ESE 4 miles.

2.30pm: 3 masted barque passed ahead steering SSE.

3.0pm: Signalman Connor rejoined ship.

5.05pm: Anchor up, proceeded out from anchorage, course ExS, 32 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 163 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 64F]


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11 March 1917

From Anchorage to Patrol

Lat -35.7, Long -53.6

10.0am: Divisions. 10.30am: Divine service.

4.45pm: Evening quarters.

[Course and Distance made good: S86E 131 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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12 March 1917

At Patrol

Lat -35.6, Long -50.1

10.0am: Divisions and Physical drill. Marines 6” QF drill, remainder of hands as requisite.

11.30am: Altered course N78E ([log] 90.2) to intercept SV [Sailing Vessel].

0.55pm: Boarding boat away to French barque “Valparaiso” from St Nazaire to Tal-Tal, Lat 35 32 S, [Long] 49 58 W.

1.45pm: Boat returned and hoisted. 1.55pm: Proceeded N89E.

5.5pm: Sighted steamers smoke bearing N20W.

[Course and Distance made good: N88E 170 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Noon temperature 72F, sea temperature 69F]


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13 March 1917

On Patrol

Lat -33.2, Long -47.7

5.15am: Guns crews closed up. 5.45am: Secure.

11.15am: Sighted sail bearing N57E.

11.30am: Altered course to intercept above.

0.50pm: Engines and helm as required to close Norwegian SV “Eros” (Lat 33 8 S, Long 47 39 W).

0.55pm: Boarding boat away to examine, BO [Boarding Officer] Lieutenant Hall, AP Morrison.

1.25pm: Boat returned and hoisted. 1.35pm: Proceeded on Course S83E, 32 revs.

4.45pm: Evening quarters and muster of lifebelts.

[Course and Distance made good: N40.5E 183 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Rain during pm]


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14 March 1917

On Patrol

Lat -34.2, Long -46.1

[Course and Distance made good: S54E 103 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Nothing noted in log apart from changes in course. South westerly wind force 4 to 6 from noon, with sea state rough at times, noon temperature 71F, sea temperature 68F]


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15 March 1917

On Patrol

Lat -33.9, Long -44.6

5.15am: Guns crews closed up.

6.0am: Observed barque bearing N37E distant 16 miles, altered course to intercept same.

[Course and Distance made good: N76E 81 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: to Anchorage S80W 586 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Southerly wind force 5 or 6 from noon onwards, with sea state rough or very rough, noon air and sea temperature 69F]


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16 March 1917

On Patrol

Lat -35.8, Long -45.5

10.0am: Divisions and exercised General quarters.

[Course and Distance made good: S21W 120 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Log just records changes in course from time to time. Southerly wind decreasing during day, noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 65F]


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17 March 1917

On Patrol

Lat -35.5, Long -49.9

5.30am: Dawn, guns crews closed up. 6.0am: Secure.

7.30am: Sighted HMS Macedonia bearing WxS.

9.30am: Boat away to HMS “Macedonia” for stores etc.

am: Saturday routine carried out.

11.40am: Boat hoisted, storing completed.

2.0pm: Macedonia’s boat cast off.

2.15pm: Set course N72E, 34 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: N85W 218 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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18 March 1917

At Patrol

Lat -33.7, Long -47.1

5.20am: Dawn clear moonlight, Guns crew closed up. 5.50am: Secure.

10.15am: Division and Captain’s inspection.

11.0am: Divine service.

[Course and Distance made good: N53E 176 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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19 March 1917

On Patrol

Lat -32.0, Long -44.0

5.0am: Dawn, clear moonlight, guns crews closed up. 5.35am: Secure.

[Course and Distance made good: N58E 189 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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20 March 1917

On Patrol

Lat -30.3, Long -41.1

4.50am: Guns crew closed up. 5.30am: Daylight, secure.

[Course and Distance made good: N56E 181 miles]


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21 March 1917

On Patrol

Lat -28.8, Long -38.3

4.50am: Clear, Moonlight, dawn, guns crew closed up. 5.25am: Daylight, secure, altered course N85E.

4.45pm: Evening quarters and running exercised.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N56E 171 miles]

[Squally south easterly wind force 4 to 5 all day, noon temperature 72F, sea temperature 71F]


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22 March 1917

On Patrol

Lat -26.6, Long -36.7

1.0am: Clocks advanced 10 minutes.

5.10am: Dawn, Overcast and squally, guns crews closed up.

5.45am: Daylight, secure.

11.0pm: Time put ahead 20 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 166 miles]

[Easterly wind force 3 to 6 during day, heavy rain for much of the time, noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 74F]


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23 March 1917

On Patrol

Lat -23.5, Long -37.6

3.0am: Clock advanced 20 minutes.

5.20am: Dawn. Action stations.

6.10am: Daylight, Dispersed.

11.5pm: Clock advanced 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N14W 196 miles]

[North westerly wind force 5 from noon to 8pm, with sea state rough in middle of day, noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 75F]


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24 March 1917

On Patrol

Lat -21.0, Long -36.6

3.5am: Clocks advanced 10 minutes.

5.35am: Action stations. 6.30am: Daylight, disperse sounded.

am: Saturday routine.

4.50pm: Exercised Collision stations.

5.5pm: Sighted SV [Sailing Vessel] bearing N15E, altered course to intercept same. Course and revs as requisite.

6.40pm: Stopped and sent away boarding boat.

7.30pm: Boarding boat returned from [blank]. Set course N32W 28 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: N21.5E 158 miles]

[Quiet weather today, noon temperature 83F, sea temperature 78F]


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25 March 1917

On Patrol

Lat -19.8, Long -37.4

5.50am: Action stations.

6.20am: Observed sail bearing South altered course West increased to 50 revs.

6.40am: Disperse sounded.

7.40am: Stopped alongside Norwegian barque “Dova-Lisboa” [previously Cambrian Chieftain, ship no 16] and sent away boarding boat.

10.4am: Boat returned and hoisted, proceeded full speed to intercept steamer.

0.15pm: Stopped and sent away boarding boat to SS “Portrush” British [later renamed].

0.48pm: Boat returned and hoisted proceeded full speed again towards above S [Sailing] vessel.

2.15pm: Boarding boat away to SV to pick up First Lieutenant and Marines etc.

2.36pm: Boat returned with two German prisoners.

2.40pm: Proceeded on course N25W 30 revs.

9.40pm: Observed SS Lights bearing N21E steering SW, increase to 45 revs.

10.15pm: Reduced to 30 revs.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Showers during pm, noon temperature 84F, sea temperature 80F]


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26 March 1917

On Patrol

Lat -18.3, Long -38.6

5.55am: Action stations.

6.40am: Daylight disperse sounded.

9.18am: Stopped engines.

10.22am: Proceeded N9W, 30 revs.

1.10pm: Observed Abrolhos Light House bearing N8E.

4.0pm: Altered course West. Soundings taken every half hour as per sounding book.

5.0pm: Came to with port anchor in 17 fathoms with 6 shackles out.

[Course and Distance made good: N40W 111 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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27 March 1917

From Patrol to Vicosa Reef

Lat -17.9, Long -39.3

4.30am: Weighed anchor and commenced turning ship.

7.0am: Various Courses as requisite for entering port.

7.55am: Came to with starboard anchor in 7 fathoms and veered to 5 shackles.

8.55am: Collier SS “Gordon Castle” alongside.

9.55am: Commenced taking in stores.

10.0am: HMS “Edinburgh Castle” sailed. Stopped work for heavy rain.

[At Anchor Vermelh[a] Beacon 285 degrees, 3.5 miles]

1.0pm: Recommenced taking in stores.

3.0pm: Finished stores and Commenced Coaling.

7.15pm: Stopped work for the day.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal remaining: 301 tons]

[Rain from 10am to noon, when air and sea temperature 78F]


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28 March 1917

At Vicosa Reef

Lat -17.9, Long -39.3

7.25am: Resumed coaling ship.

2.45pm: Challenged and replied to HMS Glasgow.

Midnight: Stop coaling for coffee.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Heavy rain at 4 and 8am, clear weather thereafter]


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29 March 1917

At Vicosa Reef

Lat -17.9, Long -39.3

2.20am: Stopped coaling owing to excessive rolling of ship and collier.

2.45am: Rolling increasing, damaging both vessels, on shell and top deck fittings.

2.50am: Cast of [off] Collier. Coal received 625 tons.

4.15am: Hands returned from Collier. (4 Spherical coir fenders and 4 Hazelrod lost while coaling).

7.30am: HMS Glasgow and Gordon Castle weighed and proceeded.

9.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

10.0am: Hove short. 10.28am: Weighed anchor.

10.44am: Course S52W 38 revs.

11.49am: Vermelha Beacon bore N42E 6 miles.

3.0pm: Sighted Abrolhos Rocks. Various Courses as requisite.

4.14pm: Came to with port anchor in 7 fathoms and veered to 4 shackles.

[Anchor bearing: Abrolhos Light House bore S47E (True) 1 mile]

5.50pm: Weighed Anchor and proceeded at slow speed. Courses as requisite for proceeding to open sea.

7.47pm: Abrolho [Abrolhos] Light bore N36E.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Coal remaining: 885 tons]


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30 March 1917

From Abrolhos to Bahia

Lat -15.7, Long -38.4

2.15am: Abrolhos Light dipped bearing S77W, log 59.

5.50am: Guns Crews closed up.

6.40am: Daylight secure.

9.40am: Clocks advanced 15 minutes.

10.0am: Divisions, Tuesday’s routine. Remainder of hands as requisite.

11.0am: Clocks put back 30 minutes.

3.0pm: Clocks put back 30 minutes.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Read Warrant No 52.

6.15pm: Clocks put back 15 minutes.

9.45pm: Steamer sighted steering SxW.

[Noon air and sea temperature 79F]


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31 March 1917

From Abrolhos to Bahia

Lat -13.0, Long -38.5

1.58am: Observed Morro St Paulo Light bearing N45W.

6.0am: Various Courses for entering port.

8.10am: Stopped courses and speeds as requisite for anchoring.

8.23am: Came to with starboard anchor in 10 fathoms, 4.5 shackles.

8.15am: Fired Salute of 21 guns.

am: Provisioning ship.

[Anchor Bearings: Fort S Marcello do Mar [Forte Sao Marcelo] N88E, San Ontonio [Antonio] Light House S12W, Ships head N12E]

[Noon position: Off Bahia - actually off Salvador - the capital of Bahia]

3.55pm: Water tanks alongside.

7.10pm: Finished taking in fresh water.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 180 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for April 1917]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Captain and Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 April 1917

On Patrol

Lat -12.9, Long -38.2

am: This day had occasion to admonish Mr GC Morrison Assistant Paymaster RNR for laxity in the performance of his duties; a repeated offence. [Signed] GC Morrison, Assistant Paymaster RNR.

7.45am: Weighed anchor and proceeded out of harbour at slow speed.

9.2am: Set Course N86E.

11.24am: Altered course to close RMS "Orita".

0.15pm: Boarding boat away.

1.22pm: Boarding boat returned with 1 Rating (Commodore’s clerk) for HMS Glasgow, also mails. Resumed course and speed.

3.15pm: Garcia-de-Avila Tower [this is the name of a fort near Salvador] abeam, distant 17 miles (log 55).

11.0pm: Clock advanced 30 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 37 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance of Rendezvous N66E 167 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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2 April 1917

On Patrol

Lat -12.1, Long -36.0

3.0am: Clocks put ahead 30 minutes.

4.30am: Clocks put ahead 30 minutes.

7.10am: Observed HMS “Glasgow” and SS bearing S20E.

7.30am: Challenged, replied and altered course to close HMS "Glasgow".

8.53am: Glasgow’s boat left with Commodore’s clerk and stores.

9.3am: Sea boat returned and hoisted.

9.10am: Proceeded S35W 35 revs, streamed log.

9.30am: Altered course to intercept steamer.

10.12am: Helm and Engines as required for examining Brazilian SS “Tynca” of Rio de Janeiro.

10.52am: Boat hoisted and proceeded on course.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Read Warrant No 53.

[True Bearing and Distance: of position 17 miles SW of Abrolhos Light S22W 392 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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3 April 1917

On Patrol

Lat -15.2, Long -37.2

5.50am: Guns crews closed up at action. 6.45am: Secure.

[Course and Distance made good: S22W 202 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 80F]


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4 April 1917

From Patrol to Abrolhos

Lat -18.2, Long -38.9

0.25am: Sighted SS Lights heading North Easterly.

3.40am: Cast Lead 1/265 ([log] 64). Soundings taken every half hour as per sounding book.

6.0am: Daybreak Guns crews closed up. 6.45am: Dispersed.

Noon: Abrolhos Light House bore N41E true 16 miles.

0.25pm: Sighted two steamers bearing N23W.

1.45pm: Challenged and exchanged Pendants with HMS “Amethyst”. Engines and helm as required for arriving at anchorage.

3.20pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 5.5 fathoms and veered to 4 shackles.

6.27pm: Gig left with sounding party.

7.10pm: Gig returned.

[Soundings Forward, Midships and Aft shown every hour until midnight]

8.20pm: Gig returned and hoisted.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 219 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: to anchorage 33 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal remaining: 617 tons]


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5 April 1917

From Patrol to Abrolhos and at Abrolhos

Lat -18.0, Long -38.7 [estimated]

7.15am: Shortened in cable preparatory to shifting berth.

7.10am: Paid out cable and decided to coal.

9.25am: Collier “Gordon Castle” alongside.

9.45am: Collier cast off owing to heavy rolling.

10.15am: Weighed anchor and proceeded to Abrolhos Anchorage.

11.0am: Helm and speed as requisite for reaching Abrolhos.

0.45pm: Sighted Abrolhos Light House.

5.0pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 7 fathoms.

5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded further in shore.

5.30pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 7 fathoms water, veered to 4 shackles.

6.25pm: Collier “Gordon Castle” alongside.

6.40pm: Securely moored.

7.0pm: Commenced Coaling.

11.30pm: Stopped work for coffee.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Rain on and off all day, noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 78F]


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6 April 1917

Coaling at Abrolhos reef

Lat -18.0, Long -38.7

2.0am: Finished coaling for the night (total received 288 tons).

6.0am: Resumed coaling.

am: Usual stops for meals throughout the day.

1.50pm: Observed HMS “Amethyst” bearing WxS 1.5 miles.

[Anchor bearing Abrolhos Light House 322 degrees, 7 cables]

3.0pm: Boat left for Light House with Surgeon Hull.

3.27pm: HMS “Amethyst” anchored.

4.10pm: Ceased coaling. Total received 551 tons. Collier cast off.

4.40pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded. Courses various for rounding outer edge of reef.

5.45pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 17 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.

[Anchor bearing Abrolhos Light 23 degrees 5 miles]

[Coal remaining: 1110 tons]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Heavy rain in middle of day, noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 77F]


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7 April 1917

At Abrolhos reef

Lat -17.9, Long -39.3 [estimated]

6.0am: Hands employed scrubbing decks.

7.30am: Weighed anchor and proceeded at slow speed Course WxS.

10.15am: Observed land on starboard bow.

Noon: Courses required for manoeuvring around reef.

[At Vicosa Reef]

0.30pm: Vessel came to with starboard anchor in 5 fathoms, veered to 4 shackles.

[Vermelha beacon bearing 91 degrees 3.6 miles]

7.20pm: HMS “Amethyst” finished coaling.


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8 April 1917

At Vicosa reef

Lat -17.9, Long -39.3

7.35am: Collier “Gordon Castle” alongside.

8.45am: Commenced Coaling.

3.15pm: Finished coaling forward.

5.30pm: Finished Coaling (234 tons taken).

5.45pm: Collier cast off. DRAFT 25 ft Forward, 26’ 6” Aft.

9.40pm: Lost overboard by accident 1 Very’s Pistol from No 3 boat.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal remaining: 1296 tons]


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9 April 1917

At Vicosa reef

Lat -17.9, Long -39.3

3.0am: Sounding taken every hour.

7.10am: Sighted HMS “Edinburgh Castle”.

9.12am: “Edinburgh Castle” Anchored.

9.55am: SS Atlanten Anchored.

3.41pm: Weighed Anchor and proceeded. Courses as requisite for reaching Abrolhos Anchorage.

6.26pm: Altered course to close “Edinburgh Castle”.

9.20pm: Came to with starboard anchor 4 shackles in 9.5 fathoms water.

[Anchor bearings Abrolhos Light 41 degrees - 15 cables]

11.0pm: Observed Light bearing S10E.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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10 April 1917

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -18.0, Long -39.3

6.30am: Signalled to storeship (at anchor) SS “Langholm” to follow us.

7.8am: Weighed anchor. 7.10am: Proceeded ahead to north side of Abrolhos.

7.55am: Came to with starboard anchor 3 shackles in 8 fathoms water.

8.30am: Storeship “Langholm” alongside.

10.05am: Commenced taking in “Macedonia’s” stores, also received [blank] ratings for “Macedonia”.

11.40am: Storeship cast off.

11.57am: Weighed anchor and proceeded ahead to Vicosa with storeship.

2.40pm: Sighted HMS “Amethyst” N25W.

3.30pm: Answered challenge.

4.40pm: Reduced to 30 revs, courses as requisite for entering Vicosa reef.

5.03pm: Came to with starboard anchor, 4 shackles in 7 fathoms water.

[Rain in early am, noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 78F]


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11 April 1917

At Vicosa Reef

Lat -18.0, Long 39.3

am: Lost by accident, one hand lead.

8.5am: HMS “Amethyst” hove up and ranged alongside storeship “SS Langholm”.


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12 April 1917

At Vicosa Reef

Lat -18.0, Long -39.3

4.45pm: Evening quarters.

[Nothing else in log, south westerly wind force 4 in am, force 5 to 5-6 in pm]


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13 April 1917

At Vicosa Reef

Lat -18.0, Long -39.3

11.30am: Small Brazilian Coasting SS passed steering WSW.

[South westerly wind force 3 to 4 for most of day, noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 76F]


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14 April 1917

At Vicosa Reef

Lat -18.0, Long -39.3

am: Saturday routine carried out.

2.0pm: Weighed anchor and shifted berth.

2.35pm: Came to with port anchor 3 shackles in 6 fathoms water.

5.35pm: Weighed anchor and in company with SS Atlanten proceeded to sea. Course and speed as required to leave anchorage.

7.19pm: Took up station on starboard beam of SS Atlanten.

[South westerly wind force 3 for most of day, rain or drizzle on and off in pm]


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15 April 1917

From Vicosa to Rendevous

Lat -18.4, Long -37.5

2.0am: Keeping station on SS “Atlanten”.

4.0am: Daybreak. Guns crews closed up.

7.10am: Observed “Edinburgh Castle” bearing ExS.

7.25am: Challenged by and replied to HMS “Edinburgh Castle” increased 40 revs and altered course to close “E C”. Engines and helm as required by Captain.

8.30am: Set course N60E 32 revs, stationed on starboard beam of SS Atlanten.

4.0pm: Keeping Station on SS Atlanten.

[Distance run through the Water: 114 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Port 8 45 N, 14 00 W, N40.5E 2142 miles]

[Heavy rain at noon, when temperature 80F, sea temperature 78F]


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16 April 1917

From Vicosa reef to Sierra Leone

Lat -16.1, Long -35.6

4.0am: Revs as requisite to keep station.

6.0am: Daybreak bright moonlight, Guns crews closed up.

6.15am: Close SS “Atlanten” 0.5 miles. 6.30am: Secure.

4.0pm: Revs as requisite to keep station on SS “Atlanten”.

9.0pm: Opened to 1 mile.

[Course and Distance made good: N40.5E 174 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sierra Leone N40.75E 1968 miles]


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17 April 1917

Lat -13.9, Long -33.6

4.0am: Revs as requisite to keep station on SS “Atlanten”.

5.50am: Daybreak, moonlight. Guns “Closed up”.

6.30am: Secured. Closed to 0.5 miles of “Atlanten”.

10.0am: Divisions and drill. Green division bedding inspection.

8.0pm: Keeping Station on SS Atlantic.

9.0pm: Open out to 1 mile.

[Course and Distance made good: N40.78E 174 miles]

[Wind mostly easterly force 3 all day, noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 74F]


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18 April 1917

Lat -11.9, Long -31.5

1.0am: Ships time 1 hour 30 minutes slow on GMT [Greenwich Mean Time].

5.50am: Daybreak, moonlight, Guns “Closed up”.

6.30am: Secure, altered course to close 0.5 miles off SS “Atlanten”.

11.30am: Observed sail bearing N10E, heading SSW.

11.40am: Altered course to intercept stranger.

0.54pm: Stopped to communicate with British ship “Claverdon”, Log handed, Engines and helm to Captain’s orders.

2.10pm: Proceeded on course S72E to overhaul “Atlanten”, log streamed.

4.45pm: Evening quarters, lifebelt inspection.

5.30pm: Took up station on “Atlanten” half port beam and resumed course N64E.

6.45pm: Altered course to open “Atlanten” to 1 mile.

7.15pm: Resumed Course.

[Course and Distance made good: N45E 172 miles]

[Wind ESE force 3 or 4 for most of day, noon temperature 82F, sea temperature 79F]


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19 April 1917

Lat -10.2, Long -30.0

4.0am: Altered course to close “Atlanten”.

5.45am: Daybreak moonlight “Closed up”.

6.20am: Daylight “Secure”.

6.45am: Resumed course N64E, half on port beam of SS “Atlanten”.

4.45pm: Evening quarters, Exercised “Abandon ship”.

7.15pm: Opened to 1 mile on port beam of “Atlanten”.

Midnight: Revs as requisite to keep station on “Atlanten.”

[Course and Distance made good: N41.25E 137 miles]

[ESE wind force 4 or 5 most of day, sea state rough for much of pm]


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20 April 1917

Lat -8.2, Long -28.2

1.0am: Ships time 1 hour 30 minutes slow on GMT.

4.0am: Revs as requisite to keep station on SS “Atlanten”.

5.25am: Daybreak, “Closed up” and altered course to close 0.5 miles on SS “Atlanten”.

6.5am: Daylight “Secure”. 6.10am: Resumed course.

2.20pm: Altered course to take station 3 cables astern “Atlanten”.

4.45pm: Evening quarters, stopped and away boarding boat to “Atlanten” with stores etc.

5.33pm: Boat returned, hoisted and proceeded on course N65E.

6.30pm: Opened to 1 mile on “Atlanten”.

10.0pm: Revs as requisite to keep station on SS “Atlanten”.

[Course and Distance made good: N40.5E 161 miles]

[South easterly wind force 4 or 5 all day, sea state rough in am, noon temperature 82F, sea temperature 79F]


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21 April 1917

Lat -6.2, Long -26.5

4.0am: Revs as requisite to keep station on “Atlanten”.

5.15am: Daybreak, “Closed up”, altered course to close “Atlanten” 0.5 miles.

5.50am: Daylight “Secure”. 6.15am: Resumed course.

am: Saturday Routine Carried out.

11.40am: Exchanged Challenges with HMS “Weymouth”, Revs as requisite.

1.0pm: Revs and courses as required by Captain in manoeuvring to the HMS “Weymouth”.

2.30pm: Stopped and sent sea-boat away to “Weymouth” with Lieutenant Ward in charge.

3.0pm: Handed prize “Atlanten” over to HMS “Weymouth” both proceeded at 3.10 en route to Sierra Leone.

3.20pm: Seaboat hoisted.

3.27pm: Proceeded on course S59W, 42 revs, log streamed.

[Course and Distance made good: N42E 156 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[ESE wind force 3 all day, noon temperature 82F, sea temperature 80F]


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22 April 1917

Lat -8.4, Long -28.6

1.0am: Ships time 1 hour 30 minutes slow of GMT.

5.15am: Daybreak “Closed up”.

5.50am: Daylight “Secure”.

[Course and Distance made good: S27W 182 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[South easterly wind force 3 for most of day, sea temperature 83F, sea temperature 80F]


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23 April 1917

Lat -11.2, Long -31.4

5.35am: Daybreak “Closed up”.

6.15am: Daylight “Secure”.

[Course and Distance made good: S43.5W 235 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[South easterly wind force 3 all day]


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24 April 1917

Lat -14.1, Long -34.3

5.45am: Daybreak “Closed up”.

6.25am: Daylight “Secure”.

[Course and Distance made good: S44.75W 243 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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25 April 1917

Lat -16.8, Long -37.0

1.0am: Ships time = 1 hour 30 minutes behind GMT.

6.5am: Daybreak “Closed up”.

6.40am: Daylight “Secure”.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Anchors cleared up and hung in shank painters [?].

9.0pm: Soundings half hourly as per sounding book.

11.20pm: Observed vessels lights bearing S30E. “Closed up”.

11.40pm: “Secure”. 11.54pm: Observed Abrolhos Light bearing West (true).

[Course and Distance made good: S44W 222 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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26 April 1917

At Abrolhos

Lat -18.0, Long -38.7

1.8am: Sighted steamers lights bearing S58W, altered course to S32W.

1.40am: Abrolhos Light abeam 17.5 miles.

6.0am: Abrolhos Light bore East (magnetic) 4 miles.

6.10am: Stopped to ascertain bearing of dark objects.

6.12am: Challenged HMS “Amethyst” and proceeded.

6.53am: Came to with starboard anchor and veered to 3 shackles. Abrolhos Light House bore 140 degrees = 8.25 cables.

9.15am: Collier “Cardiff Hall” alongside.

10.10am: Commenced taking in stores.

11.30am: Finished stores in No 1 hatch.

pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.

4.0pm: Hove up anchor and shifted berth.

4.30pm: Anchored in new berth, 3 shackles.

5.30pm: Commenced coaling aft.

11.45pm: Stopped coaling and cast off Collier.

[True Bearing and Distance: Light House 157 degrees, 9.7 cables]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Coal remaining: 634 tons]

[Noon temperature 83F, sea temperature 76F]


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27 April 1917

At Abrolhos

Lat -18.0, Long -38.7

7.45am: Collier “Cardiff Hall” secured moored alongside.

9.0am: Commenced coaling.

am: Hands employed, Coaling and provisioning ship. Usual stops for meals throughout the day.

5.0pm: MMR [Mercantile Marine Reserve] ratings joined ship to take passage for “Macedonia”.

6.0pm: Stopped coaling for the day. 1 Signal rating discharged to “Amethyst”.

6.15pm: Collier Cast off.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal remaining: 942 tons]


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28 April 1917

At Abrolhos

Lat -18.0, Long -38.7

0.30am: Sighted steamer bearing SW heading NE.

am: Saturday Routine and preparing ship for sea. Diver from “HMS Amethyst” engaged in clearing main suction pipe.

3.0pm: 1 Fireman rating lent to “Cardiff Hall”.

4.38pm: Diver finished work.

4.54pm: HMS Amethyst’s diving party left ship.

5.50pm: Shortened in cable. 5.55pm: Weighed and proceeded. Courses and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

7.50pm: Set Course S31E log 12. Light bearing N21E - 38 revs. SS “Cardiff Hall” in Company 1 mile astern.

9.57pm: Abrolhos Light dipped bearing N17W.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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29 April 1917

Lat -19.6, Long -37.1

6.0am: Daybreak “Closed up”. 6.40am: Daylight “Secure”.

10.45am: Divine service.

3.0pm: Altered course to take up station 1 mile on Collier’s port beam.

8.0pm: Revs as requisite to keep station.

[Course and Distance made good: S42E 132 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: to go Various 1720 miles]

[Southerly and south westerly wind force 4 all day, noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 77F]


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30 April 1917

Lat -22.1, Long -34.6

4.0am: Revs as requisite to keep station on SS “Cardiff Hall”.

6.5am: Daybreak “Closed up”. 6.40am: Daylight “Secure”.

9.30am: Altered course SxE to open “Cardiff Hall” 10 miles, increased 42 revs.

11.0am: Resumed course.

[11.0am: Clocks back half hour]

3.35pm: Altered course to closed SS “Cardiff Hall” increase to 44 revs.

8.0pm: Revs as requisite to keep station.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 216 miles]

[South westerly wind force 5 or 6 for most of day, with sea state rough from noon, noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 74F]


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LOGS FOR MAY 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of log for May 1917]

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[Right hand side of cover signed by Captain Hughes (as before) and RC Cooper Lieutenant RNR, Navigating Officer]

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1 May 1917

Lat -24.7, Long -36.2

4.0am: Courses and revs as requisite to keep station on SS “Cardiff Hall”.

5.45am: Daybreak “Closed up”. 6.15am: Daylight “Secure”.

6.45am: Signalled to Collier altered course SSW (True).

7.0am: Altered course to SW to open out 10 miles.

11.0am: Clocks put back 23 minutes.

3.0pm: Altered course S45W to close “Cardiff Hall”.

Midnight: Revs and Courses as requisite to keep station on Collier.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 191 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: to go Various 1380 miles]


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2 May 1917

Lat -27.6, Long -38.6

4.0am: Keeping station 1 mile on Collier’s port beam.

7.0am: Altered course to S32W to open Collier 10 miles, increase to 45 revs.

9.15am: Resumed Course, 10 miles on beam Collier.

11.0am: Clocks put back 11 minutes.

2.0pm: Altered course S37W ([log] 104) to intercept stranger SS, increase to 50 revs.

3.0pm: SS was the “Sutherland Grange”, altered course to West to close “Cardiff Hall”.

4.20pm: Sighted SS bearing West.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters, Resumed course and reduced to slow.

5.31pm: Increase to 36 revs and took up station 1 mile on Collier’s port beam.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 221 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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3 May 1917

Lat -30.2, Long -41.3

4.0am: Keeping station on Collier’s port beam 1 mile off.

11.10am: Clock put back 9 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S42.5W 209 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind from N and W force 4 or 5 for much of day, sea state mostly rough in am, rain and showers off and on, noon temperature 71F, sea temperature 67F]


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4 May 1917

Lat -32.8, Long -44.2

4.0am: Keeping station 1 mile on Collier “Cardiff Hall’s” port beam.

8.48am: Altered course S46W to open out to 6 miles.

10.51am: Resumed Course S65W.

11.0am: Clocks put back 13 minutes.

3.5pm: Altered course to close SS Cardiff Hall.

[Course and Distance made good: S44.5W 221 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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5 May 1917

Lat -34.2, Long -48.0

4.0am: Keeping station on Collier’s beam.

6.40am: Observed SV (3 mast barquentine) bearing S8W heading NE, altered course S5W.

7.50am: Passed American SV/barquentine “John S Emery” of Boston, altered course to S68W.

10.0am: Divisions and Saturday routine.

10.17am: Observed sail bearing N68W, altered course to intercept.

11.0am: Examined vessel/3 masted ship “Monkbarns” Liverpool, Belmont to Hampton Roads in ballast.

0.20pm: Altered course S78W to take up station on Collier’s starboard beam.

3.4pm: Altered course S56W ([log]98.1) to close Collier.

4.45pm: Resumed course S78W.

8.0pm: Keeping station 1 mile on starboard beam of SS “Cardiff Hall”.

[Course and Distance made good: S66W 207 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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6 May 1917

Lat -34.9, Long -52.9

4.0am: Keeping station on Collier.

4.40am: Observed SV bearing N44W. Bright moonlight.

6.10am: Daylight, ship sighted (3 masted barque) steering WNW.

7.30am: Signalled Collier altered course to West (true).

10.15am: Divisions and Mustered by Open List.

10.36am: Divine Service.

11.35am: Observed sail bearing N85W.

0.20pm: Observed stranger bearing S36E.

0.35pm: Exchanged challenges and pendants with HMS “Macedonia”.

4.0pm: Revs as requisite to keep station on “Cardiff Hall”.

4.27pm: Stopped. “Macedonia” steaming close to.

4.50pm: Discharged 2 German prisoners, also 31 ratings and 1 Engineer Warrant Officer.

6.25pm: Proceeded on course S75W.

10.45pm: Observed Lobos Island [Isla de Lobos, Punta del Este, Uruguay] Light bearing N88W, 24 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: S78.5W 241.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 61F]


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7 May 1917

Lat -35.5, Long -56.3

0.45am: Lobos Island bore N33W 12 miles (log 107).

1.26am: Lobos Island bore North (True) (log 113.2).

2.33am: Lobos Island dipped bearing N16.5E (log 24).

7.30am: Observed SS bearing S75W turning out to be the Collier.

8.45am: Log handed.

9.10am: Came to with starboard anchor in [blank] fathoms veered to 4 shackles.

10.10am: Collier “Cardiff Hall” alongside.

10.19am: Commenced coaling.

3.25pm: Wind shifted suddenly to SW and commenced freshening.

4.25pm: Ceased Coaling.

4.45pm: Owing to wind and sea increasing in violence, cast off Collier.

[Distance run through the Water: 186 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Coal remaining: 513 tons]

[South westerly wind force 6 in pm, with rain at times, noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 60F]


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8 May 1917

At English Bank [entrance to Rio de la Plata/River Plate]

Lat -35.5, Long -56.3

6.15am: Sighted HMS “Macedonia”.

6.20am: Challenged and exchanged pendants.

7.50am: “Macedonia” anchored 3 cables off bearing East.

9.30am: Surgeon Burke joined ship from “Macedonia”.

2.15pm: Received on board an injured man from SS “Chiverston”.

2.30pm: Observed steamer bearing S50W, steaming NW.

10.0pm: SS “Cardiff Hall" cast off from HMS “Macedonia”.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Coal remaining: 706 tons]

[South Westerly and Westerly wind force 4 or 5 all day, noon temperature 54F, sea temperature 56F]


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9 May 1917

At English Bank

Lat -35.5, Long -56.3

[Nothing of note in log, south westerly wind force 5-6 for most of day, very squally late in day, sea state rough to very rough all day, noon air and sea temperature 55F]


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10 May 1917

Lat -35.5, Long -56.3

10.30pm: Ship swung from WxS to ESE.

[Nothing else of note in log, south westerly wind force 5-6 or 5 until 4pm, sea state rough in am]


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11 May 1917

At English Bank

Lat -35.5, Long -56.3

8.38am: HMS “Macedonia” and Chiverstone [or Chirverston] weighed and proceeded to Sanboronbon Bay.

2.15pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded towards Sanboronbon [Samborombon] Bay, SS “Cardiff Hall” weighing and taking up station astern. Course S46W revs 38.

8.20pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 7 fathoms and veered to 6 shackles.

Anchor bearings Cape St Antonio Light bearing 158 degrees - 26 miles.

[Total distance 43 miles]

[South westerly wind force 4 to 5 for most of day]


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12 May 1917

Lat -35.9, Long -57.0

am: Hands employed as requisite for Saturday routine.

2.27pm: HMS “Macedonia” and “Chiverston” shifted berth.

[South westerly wind force 6 for much of day, reducing to force 5-4 in pm, sea state rough throughout, noon air and sea temperature 55F]


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13 May 1917

At Sanboronbon Bay

Lat -35.6, Long -57.0

3.0am: [or possibly pm - entry in am but indicates pm] Discharged one prisoner and one sick stoker to “Macedonia”.

pm: Watch employed during the day transhipping stores to HMS “Macedonia”.

3.45pm: Observed two clouds of smoke bearing S20E.

5.30pm: Discharged Surgeon Hull to “Macedonia”.

6.5pm: HMS Macedonia weighed anchor and proceeded.

[South westerly wind force 4 to 5 in am, with sea state rough, force 3 to 4 in pm]


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14 May 1917

At Sanboronbon Bay

Lat -35.6, Long -57.0

11.25am: “Cardiff Hall” weighed and proceeded to come alongside.

Noon: Fast alongside.

1.30pm: Commenced Coaling.

5.30pm: Shortened in Cable (5 shackles) ship swinging to Westward.

10.5pm: Stopped Coaling for the day. SS Cardiff Hall cast off and anchored.

10.30pm: Veered to 6 shackles.

[Coal remaining: 580 tons]

[Weather quieter today, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 54F]


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15 May 1917

At Sanboronbon Bay

Lat -35.6, Long -57.0

7.30am: “Cardiff Hall” weighed and proceeded to come alongside.

9.15am: Commenced coaling.

10.15pm: Ceased Coaling for the day.

10.20pm: “Cardiff Hall” cast off and anchored close to. Tons taken 700.

[Coal remaining: 1330 tons]


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16 May 1917

Lat -35.5, Long -56.2

am: Hand employed throughout the day cleaning ship.

10.45am: Weighed Anchor.

11.5am: SS “Cardiff Hall” weighed anchor.

11.13am: Proceeded in company with collier to English bank at 40 revs.

1.30pm: Keeping station 0.5 miles in port beam of SS “Cardiff Hall”.

3.51pm: Came to with Starboard Anchor in 6.75 fathoms and veered to 3 shackles. Cardiff Hall Anchored close to.

4.45pm: Quarters Clean Guns.


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17 May 1917

Anchored at English bank

Lat -35.5, -56.0

10.9am: Weighed anchor and proceeded to sea.

10.24am: Set Course East, 30 revs.

8.20pm: Observed Lobos Island Light bearing 357 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: East 15 miles]


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18 May 1917

On Patrol

Lat -35.1, Long -53.6

5.45am: Daybreak “Closed up”.

6.15am: Daylight “Secure”.

10.0am: Divisions.

10.10am: Exercised General Quarters.

1.55pm: Observed SS bearing N75E, altered course to East.

2.33pm: Altered course to intercept SS.

2.39pm: Stopped and communicated with SS “Winlaton” of London from Cardiff to Frey Bentos.

2.53pm: Resumed course North 28 revs.

5.7pm: Observed Cape Polonio [Cabo Polonio, Uruguay] Light bearing N37W.

6.30pm: Altered course N51E, Polonio Light bearing 308 degrees.

8.50pm: Cape Polonio Light dipped bearing S89W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 142 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape St Maria 315 degrees distant 39 miles]

[Barometric pressure relatively high and steady, noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 59F]


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19 May 1917

On Patrol

Lat -36.0, Long -53.5

0.51am: Cape Polonio Light bore 320 degrees distant 15.75 miles.

3.10am: Observed Cape Santa Maria [Cabo Santa Maria] Light bearing 287 degrees distant 20 miles.

6.38am: Altered course to East log (49.0) Cape Santa Maria Light bore 351 degrees distant 18 miles.

am: Saturday routine carried out.

4.20pm: Sighted steamer bearing N50E.

11.53pm: Cape Polonio Light abeam bearing 325 degrees distant 17 miles, Sighted Cape Santa Maria Light bearing S79W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 125 miles]


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20 May 1917

On Patrol

Lat -35.2, Long -53.8

0.30am: Observed SS Lights bearing S86W steering NE.

1.5am: Observed SS Lights bearing S59W steering NE.

1.27am: Cape Santa Maria 277 degrees distant 22 miles.

3.15am: Observed SS bearing N9E heading SW showing no lights.

4.20am: Cape Santa Maria bore 325 degrees, distant 16.75 miles.

6.20am: Observed SV [Sailing Vessel] bearing S58W and steamer bearing NxE steering SWxW.

10.10am: Observed Lobos Island Light House 302 degrees distant 22 miles.

1.3pm: Lobos Light House bearing 13 degrees.

5.0pm: Sighted Flores Island Light bearing N67W.

6.35pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 7 fathoms and veered to 2 shackles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 129 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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21 May 1917

Lat -35.0, Long -55.8

5.15am: Weighed anchor. 5.25am: Owing to thick fog setting down, Lowered anchor to bottom and veered to 2 shackles.

7.41am: Weighed anchor and proceeded at 35 revs. Course S60W.

8.40am: Engines and helm to Captain’s orders.

8.54am: Came to with starboard anchor in 6.5 fathoms and veered to 2 shackles.

3.40pm: SS Passed steering West.

3.45pm: Observed Danish SS Norden steering East thence altered course 16 points.

4.0pm: Observed Flores Island Light House bearing 274 degrees distant 4.75 miles.

7.45pm: Observed 3 masted barque passing ahead.

10.25pm: Observed SS Lights bearing S76W steering East.

[Mist and fog, thick at times, all day, barometric pressure relatively high, noon air and sea temperature 55F]


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22 May 1917

Lat -35.0, Long -56.2

1.20am: Shore lights obscured.

5.28am: Weighed anchor and proceeded at 35 revs. Course and speed as required by Captain.

8.26am: Came to with port Anchor in 5.25 fathoms and veered to 2 shackles.

9.30am: Water boats and stores alongside.

am: Taking in stores and freshwater throughout the day.

pm: Taking on board fresh water all day.

[True Bearing and Distance: Point Brava Light House bearing 42 degrees distant 3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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23 May 1917

Lat -34.4, Long -55.5

2.55am: Taking on board of freshwater completed.

5.45am: Commenced heaving up. 6.0am: Weighed anchor and proceeded on course ESE 35 revs.

8.19am: English Bank Light Vessel S23W 2.5 miles.

0.43pm: Ship stopped, boarding boat away with Signalman Heywood to SS “Cardiff Hall”.

3.0pm: Proceeded and set course S5E 35 revs, taking station 0.5 miles on Starboard beam of “C Hall”.

4.15pm: Fired 1 blank 6 pounder to stop SV which was Ship “Brynhilda” [possibly this ship] of New York from River Plate to New York.

4.35pm: Proceeded, station on port beam of Collier.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 44 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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24 May 1917

On Patrol

Lat -38.9, Long -55.6

4.0am: Revs as requisite to keep station 1 mile on port beam of SS “Cardiff Hall”.

5.55am: Daybreak “Closed up”. 6.30am: Daylight “Secure”.

8.10am: Reduced speed Collier having engine trouble.

11.0am: Thick fog set down.

11.35am: Fire discovered in Port side bunker. Hands to fire station.

11.50am: Fire extinguished.

4.0pm: Keeping station by whistle on SS “Cardiff Hall”.

7.50pm: Fog lifted.

[Course and Distance made good: South 209.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Port Stanley S6.5W 773 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fog, thick at times, from 11am for rest of day, noon temperature 54F, sea temperature (being recorded more frequently than usual from 8am onwards) 49F]


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25 May 1917

On Patrol

Lat -42.0, Long -55.3

0.45am: Fog lifted.

6.5am: Daybreak “Closed up”. 6.35am: Daylight “Secure”.

[Course and Distance made good: S4.5E 189 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North westerly wind force 4 to 6 until 4am with sea state rough at times. Wind changed to south easterly force 7 from 9pm with sea state high. Rain, heavy at times, in early am and again in late pm, noon air and sea temperature 52F]


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26 May 1917

On Patrol

Lat -44.6, Long -55.8

am: Saturday Routine Carried out.

[Course and Distance made good: S9W 154 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Squally south easterly wind all day, up to force 9-10 in early am, down to 5 to 7 in pm, rain at times in am, noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 49F]


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27 May 1917

On Patrol

Lat -46.9, Long -56.5

10.0am: Divisions, Inspection and prayers.

pm: One box of 6” ammunition damaged owing to heavy seas swamping upper deck Ready magazines.

[Course and Distance made good: S12W 141 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Squally south and south easterly wind force 5 to 6-7 all day, sea state mostly rough, hail and snow in late am, noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 48F]


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28 May 1917

On Patrol

Lat -49.1, Long -57.3

10.15am: Sighted SS NExN.

10.20am: Altered course S25E and increased to 40 revs to close SS “Cardiff Hall”.

2.30pm: Clocks put back 15 minutes.

2.35pm: Took up station on collier’s starboard beam 0.5 miles off and resumed course S11E and reduced to 35 revs.

8.0pm: Revs as requisite to keep station on Collier’s beam.

10.0pm: SS “Cardiff Hall” took up station 1.5 miles astern.

[Course and Distance made good: S14W 136 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Pembroke S6W 158 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather quieter today, noon temperature 40F, sea temperature 44F]


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29 May 1917

Arriving at Falklands

Lat -51.7, Long -57.8

2.0am: Soundings taken every half hour as per sounding book.

7.5am: Observed Cape Pembroke Light bearing S75W, altered course to S80W ([log] 53.4].

9.16am: Courses and speed as required by Captain.

9.20am: Passed Cape Pembroke Light House bearing 90 [degrees] distant 11 cables (log handed).

9.25am: Stopped and embarked pilot and proceeded.

10.6am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 6 fathoms 3 shackles awash.

10.40am: “Cardiff Hall” anchored.

[At Port William, Falklands]

10.0pm: Dense fog set down.

11.0pm: Fog lifted.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 136 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Coal remaining: 881 tons]

[North westerly wind force 5 to 6 in am with rough sea, quieter in pm, noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 44F]


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30 May 1917

At Port William, Falklands

Lat -51.7, Long -57.8

[Anchor bearings: Navy Point 160 degrees distant 4.5 cables, Ordnance Point 85 degrees distant 10.5 cables. Ships Head N20W]

7.58am: Collier “Cardiff Hall” alongside.

9.12am: Commenced coaling.

am: Coaling throughout the day usual stops for meals.

5.30pm: Paid out cable to 4.5 shackles awash.

9.30pm: Coaling completed Received 446 tons.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Coal remaining: 1332 tons]

[Mist and rain from noon onwards]


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31 May 1917

At Port William, Falklands

Lat -51.7, Long -57.8

am: Saturday routine Carried out.

10.25am: Collier “Cardiff Hall” cast off.

1.0pm: Leave to White watch until 7pm.

7.0pm: Liberty party returned.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for June 1917]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Captain and Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before, except Thermometer for Sea Temperature Maker and Number: Hezzanith 475163 JE Hall Dartford from June 1st to June 22nd, JA Reynolds and Co London from June 22nd]


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1 June 1917

At Port William, Falkland Islands

Lat -51.7, Long -57.8

1.15pm: Leave to Green Watch from 1pm to 7pm.

7.0pm: Liberty party returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon temperature 47F, sea temperature 44F]


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2 June 1917

At Port William, Falkland Islands

Lat -51.7, Long -57.8

1.0pm: Leave to Red Watch from 1 pm to 7pm.

7.0pm: Liberty party returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Weather quiet during day but south easterly force 6-7 at midnight]


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3 June 1917

At Port William, Falkland Islands

Lat -51.7, Long -57.8

[Anchor bearing: Ship’s Head South, Ordnance Point bore 90 degrees]

9.45am: Divisions and Inspection.

10.0am: Church Party sent on shore (Green and Red watches).

4.15pm: German prisoner under escort brought on board.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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4 June 1917

At Port William, Falkland Islands

Lat -51.7, Long -57.8

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Very squally south westerly wind force 5 to 6 in am, force 4 to 5 in pm, snow on and off all day, noon temperature 37F, sea temperature 43F]


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5 June 1917

At Port William, Falkland Islands

Lat -51.7, Long -57.8

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Squally south westerly wind force 4 to 7 until 6pm, snow and hail in am, rain in early pm]


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6 June 1917

On Patrol

Lat -51.2, Long -57.6

7.20am: Shortened in cable.

7.53am: Anchor away, manoeuvred engines to turn about. Courses Various for leaving harbour.

8.50am: Cape Pembroke Light House bore 206 degrees distant 2.5 miles. Altered course to N39E.

9.30am: Divisions and drills.

4.45pm: Evening quarters.

pm: Lost by accident from No 3 Gun, 2 bandolier tube belts during heavy weather.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 35 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Point Mogotes Point Light [near Mar del Plata, Argentina] North 782 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[North westerly wind force 6 or 5-6 from noon onwards, with sea state rough, misty all pm, barometric pressure falling, noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 45F]


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7 June 1917

On Patrol

Lat -47.3, Long -57.6

6.45pm: Fog lifted.

[Course and Distance made good: North 231 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Mist and fog until evening, then drizzle]


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8 June 1917

On Patrol

Lat -43.1, Long -57.7

9.17am: Stopped for engine room defects.

9.33am: Proceeded, Divisions.

9.20pm: Fog, reduced to 40 revs.

10.40pm: Fog lifted, increased to 45 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: N2W 256 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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9 June 1917

On Patrol

Lat -38.5, Long -57.6

7.45am: Altered course to ENE to intercept stranger.

7.50am: Stopped and signalled to American SS "Alliguash".

8.16am: Proceeded on course N14W 54 revs.

am: Soundings taken every half hour as per sounding book.

pm: Sounding every half hour.

[Course and Distance made good: N1E 275 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: to anchorage 216 miles Indirect]

[Number on sick list: 1]

[Misty all day, noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 52F]


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10 June 1917

On Patrol

Lat -35.5, Long -56.3

3.0am: Clocks advanced 6 minutes.

7.15am: Stopped and checked soundings. 7.17am: Proceeded at 28 revs.

8.10am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 6.75 fathoms and veered to 4 shackles.

10.50am: Sighted HMS “Edinburgh Castle”.

10.55am: Weighed anchor and proceeded towards “E Castle”.

0.25pm: Anchored in 6 fathoms port anchor 3 shackles.

1.40pm: Clocks advanced 30 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 218 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Recalada Light Vessel bearing 357 degrees, 20 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Mist and rain all am, noon air and sea temperature 56F]


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11 June 1917

At English bank

Lat -35.5, Long -56.3

am: Hands employed preparing ship for stores.

3.45pm: “Edinburgh Castle” weighed anchor and departed.

[Number on sick list: 15]


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12 June 1917

At English bank

Lat -35.5, Long -56.3

4.30pm: SS Mokta shifted berth 3 cables North.

9.0pm: Weighed anchor.

9.40pm: Proceeded on Course N89E 35 revs, SS “Mokta” taking station astern.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 6 from 9am, mist and rain, heavy at times, on and off]


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13 June 1917

From English bank to Maldonado bay

Lat -34.9, Long -55.0

7.40am: Sighted Punta Negra bearing North.

7.50am: Sighted HMS “Edinburgh Castle” and answered challenge. Manoeuvring to pick up “ECs” boat.

9.0am: Boat alongside. Probationary Surgeon Morrison and mails embarked.

9.16am: Proceeded at 35 revs Course N77E. Collier “Mokta” coming up astern.

10.44am: Anchored in 7 fathoms with starboard anchor and veered to 3 shackles.

Noon: Collier “Mokta” alongside commenced taking in stores.

[Anchor bearings: Maldonado tower 40 degrees distant 15.25 cables, Red Light buoy 130 degrees 13.25 cables]

3.0pm: Finished taking in stores for HMS Glasgow.

5.20pm: Finished taking in stores.

5.40pm: Collier “Mokta” cast off.

6.20pm: Commenced heaving up. 6.40pm: Anchor Weighed.

7.0pm: Various speeds, manoeuvring. 7.15pm: Proceeded on Course S16W 30 revs.

9.45pm: Lobos Island Light bore 0 degrees distant 5.9 miles, log 19.9, altered course to N76E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 85 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Rain during am, mist in late pm, noon air and sea temperature 58F]


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14 June 1917

On Patrol

Lat -34.4, Long -52.3

0.40am: Lobos Island Light dipped bearing S86W.

3.0am: Cape Santa Maria Light bore N40E 19 miles, log 70.5.

9.35am: Observed SV [Sailing Vessel] bearing S10W heading SW.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 154 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Raza Island Light bearing 36 degrees distant 834 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Heavy rain on and off all day]


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15 June 1917

On Patrol

Lat -31.5, Long -49.7

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Read out to crew Warrant No 54.

[Course and Distance made good: N37.5E 218 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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16 June 1917

On Patrol

Lat -27.9, Long -47.0

7.30am: Observed SS bearing S57E steering NE.

am: Saturday routine carried out.

[Course and Distance made good: N33.5E 258 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[South westerly wind force 6 or 6-7 from 6am onwards, sea state very rough from noon onwards, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 70F]


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17 June 1917

On Patrol

Lat -25.0, Long -44.8

10.45am: Clocks advanced 15 minutes.

10.35pm: Observed small boat close to, helm hard a starboard to investigate same, Engine and helm as requisite.

11.15pm: Resumed course 32 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: N33.5E 208 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[South westerly wind force 4 to 5 for most of day, sea state mostly rough or very rough]


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18 June 1917

Arriving at Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2 [Latitude in log given as 32.9, which is obviously a mistake]

5.35am: Observed Raza Light [Ilha Rasa] N24E 27 miles.

8.10am: Raza Island Light House bore 270 degrees 1.5 miles off.

8.35am: Engines and helm as necessary for entering harbour.

10.20am: Came to with port anchor in 19.5 fathoms and veered to 6 shackles.

am: Various officials received from Brazilian and USA battleships.

11.25am: NIO [probably Naval Intelligence Officer] received on board.

[Rio de Janeiro Harbour]

3.50pm: Received mails for fleet.

8.30pm: All Fresh water received.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 160 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 69F]


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19 June 1917

On Patrol

Lat -23.0, Long -43.1

7.30am: Diving boat and gear alongside. Diver submerged to examine rudder pintols [or pintles - the pins which hold the rudders - for more information see here].

10.15am: Diver completed examination.

10.20am: Weighed anchor and proceeded out of harbour.

10.39am: Passed Fort St Crux [Fortaleza de Santa Cruz].

Noon: Raza Island Light House abeam distant 3 miles.

1.5pm: Maricas Light House bore 0 degrees distant 2.4 miles, log 13.8.

2.30pm: Negra Point [Ponta Negra] bore 0 degrees distant 5.5 miles, log 26.4.

6.35pm: Cape Frio [Cabo Frio] Light bore 0 degrees distant 3.5 miles, altered course N80E, log 63.7.

8.30pm: Observed white light bearing N86E.

10.15pm: Cape Frio Light dipped bearing S83W.

10.50pm: St Anna [Ilhas de Santana] Light bore NW.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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20 June 1917

On Patrol

Lat -21.4, Long -40.0

2.54am: Cape St Thome [Sao Tome] Light bore 333 degrees, log 37.3.

2.0pm: Observed smoke bearing N45E.

4.45pm: Evening quarters, mustered life belts, altered course N36E.

7.10pm: Sighted steamer bearing N40E steering SW.

7.40pm: Sighted SS no lights showing steering SW.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 220 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Abrolhos Light House bearing 20 degrees distant 221 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 70F]


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21 June 1917

On Patrol

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

7.5am: Swung ship for deviation.

7.42am: Resumed course N37E 40 revs.

9.50am: Altered course to N35E observed two SSs bearing N38E and N55E respectively.

10.30am: Sighted Abrolhos Light House bearing N39E distant 20 miles.

11.55am: Answered challenge made by HMS Glasgow and exchanged pendants.

0.48pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 7 fathoms and veered to 3 shackles.

2.10pm: Received 8 prisoners from “Glasgow”. Collier “Lord Sefton” alongside commenced discharging “Glasgow’s” stores into same.

5.0pm: Received mails from “Glasgow”, fasten [?] SS “Dunclutha” [mentioned here].

5.45pm: Finished discharging stores.

6.0pm: SS Lord Sefton cast off.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 223 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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22 June 1917

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

4.15am: Sighted steamer’s Lights bearing NE.

5.45am: Sighted SS bearing SE.

5.55am: Sighted SS bearing S50W.

1.5pm: HMS Glasgow weighed and proceeded.

2.35pm: Hove up and shifted berth to “K” Anchorage, 7 fathoms and veered to 3 shackles.

5.15pm: SS Uskmoor alongside. Received 25 naval ratings, 17 for “Orama” and 8 for “E Castle” [HMS Edinburgh Castle].

6.10pm: Started taking in stores from Collier.

pm: Taking in stores throughout the night.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Noon air and sea temperature 73F]


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23 June 1917

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

am: Storing from SS Uskmoor throughout, usual stops for meals.

7.25am: HMS “Amethyst” sighted.

8.21am: Challenged and exchanged pendants with “Amethyst”.

10.55am: Collier “Uskmoor” alongside. Colliers Blackheath and Dunclutha Anchored.

11.10am: HMS “Amethyst” alongside for stores.

3.40pm: Finished “Amethyst’s” stores.

3.45pm: “Amethyst” cast off.

4.20pm: Collier SS Lord Sefton fast alongside.

5.50pm: Commenced Coaling.

pm: Coaling throughout the night with usual stops for meals.

[True Bearing and Distance: Abrolhos Light House bearing 148 degrees, distant 2,100 yards]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Coal remaining: 429 tons]


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24 June 1917

At Abrolhos

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

2.45am: Owing to ship pounding heavily, ceased coaling.

3.30am: SS Lord Sefton cast off.

8.50am: SS Lord Sefton alongside.

9.0am: Commenced Coaling.

11.0am: Five Naval ratings received from “Amethyst” (4 prisoners and one sick) for passage to Cape Town.

Noon: Coaling Completed. 321 tons received.

1.42pm: Collier Cast off.

1.50pm: Received “Amethyst’s” mail for England.

2.42pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded. Helm as requisite.

3.12pm: Set course S30W, log streamed, 48 revs. Abrolhos Light House bore S69W, distant 2.25 miles.

3.40pm: Wreck abeam bearing S59E, 2.5 miles.

8.55pm: Observed steamer bearing West heading NE.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Coal remaining: 712 tons]


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25 June 1917

At Abrolhos [though in fact at sea]

Lat -21.1, Long -40.0

10.0am: Observed steamer bearing S3W steering NE.

am: Saturday routine carried out.

1.5pm: Observed smoke bearing S15E, S10W and N55E.

1.30pm: Passed steamer heading NE.

2.0pm: Passed steamer heading NE.

6.50pm: Passed SV [Sailing Vessel] towing bound NE.

8.30pm: Observed Cape St Thome Light bearing 244 degrees.

11.30pm: Observed Cape Santa Anna Light bearing 208 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: S20W 203 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: to go Rio Various 248 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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26 June 1917

On Patrol

Lat -23.2, Long -43.1

0.20am: Cape Santa Anna Light abeam (log 35).

0.43am: Observed Cape Frio Light bearing 250 degrees and Cape Santa Anna Light bearing 335 degrees, log 39.

1.50am: Observed steamer bearing S69W.

3.15am: Cape Frio bearing 324 degrees distant 8.1 miles.

5.25am: Observed SS bearing N85W.

5.30am: Observed SV bearing S62W.

0.47pm: Raza Island Light House bearing S77W, distant 2 miles.

1.25pm: Courses and speeds as directed by Captain.

2.5pm: Came to with port anchor in 18 fathoms and veered to 5 shackles.

pm: Hands employed painting ship.

[Distance run from Noon 16 miles Course Various to Anchorage]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 227 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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27 June 1917

At Rio de Janeiro on Patrol

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

[Anchor bearings: Observatory Time drum 255 degrees distant 15.25 cables, Fort Lage [Ilha de Laje] Light House bearing 179 degrees distant 22 cables]

am: Hands employed painting ship under First Lieutenant’s supervision.

0.10pm: Received 6 bags of mail on board.

1.30pm: Leave to red watch till 11.0pm.

11.0pm: Liberty men returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Rain late in the day, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 70F]


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28 June 1917

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

1.30am: Motor boat returned with picket (3 absentees).

am: Hands employed painting ship.

1.15pm: Admiral from American squadron received on board.

1.45pm: Leave to White Watch boys to 6.30pm, remainder 10pm.

6.0pm: Picket left ship.

10.0pm: Liberty men returned (3 firemen missing).

11.0pm: 1 Absentee fireman returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Rain during the morning]


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29 June 1917

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

1.30am: Picket returned with 3 absentees.

9.30am: Fog lifted.

am: Hands employed painting ship.

1.15pm: Leave to Green Watch till 10pm, boys to 6pm.

3.15pm: HMS Glasgow weighed and proceeded.

10.30pm: Liberty men returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Foggy at 7 and 8am]


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30 June 1917

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

1.30am: Picket returned.

7.28am: SS “Lord Sefton” entered and anchored.

7.45am: French Man of War entered and Anchored.

6.0pm: Leave to 42 men to attend boxing contest.

5.0pm: Discharged 8 German prisoners and 4 British also 2 sick ratings to HMS “Macedonia” for passage to Simon’s Town.

7.0pm: Ammunition boat alongside.

7.45pm: Commenced taking in Ammunition.


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LOGS FOR JULY 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for July 1917]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Captain and Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before but with note for Barometer: 10th to 17th of July Aneroid barometer used]


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1 July 1917

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

10.0am: Divisions and Inspection.

10.5am: French naval officer received on board.

10.45am: Divine Service.

1.30pm: Leave to White Watch to 10pm boys to 6.30.

6.45pm: Boys returned.

10.30pm: Liberty men returned.

11.5pm: Picket returned (2 Absentees).

[True Bearing and Distance: Observatory time drum 255 degrees distant 15.25 cables, Fort Lage Light House 179 degrees distant 22 cables]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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2 July 1917

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

am: Hands employed scraping and painting ship.

11.0am: 1 rating received for passage to HMS Edinburgh Castle.

1.0pm: Hands to monthly payment.

2.0pm: Leave to Green Watch to 10pm boys to 6.30pm.

6.0pm: Picket landed.

6.15pm: Boys returned (One absentee).

10.30pm: Liberty men and one boy (absentee) returned (8 absentees).

11.0pm: 4 absentees returned (2 Marines).

[Foggy from 8am to 11am]


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3 July 1917

At Rio de Janeiro [though not indicated in log]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

1.10am: Picket returned on board with all absentees.

am: Hands employed as requisite painting ship etc.

2.48pm: Party left ship for “Macedonia” 18 seamen, 21 marines. Leave to White Watch (cancelled by Commodore’s orders).

5.0pm: Landing party returned.

[Noon air and sea temperature 70F]


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4 July 1917

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

8.0am: Ships in harbour dressed in honour of American Independence day.

11.45am: Party of marines and seamen landed to march in parade.

0.30pm: Ships in port fired Royal Salute to Brazilian President and again in honour of USA’s Independence Day.

pm: Discharged 20 boxes of 4” cartridges to HMS “Glasgow”.

4.30pm: Leave to Red Watch.

7.30pm: Landing party returned.

10.30pm: Liberty party returned (2 absentees).

[Number on sick list: 5]


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5 July 1917

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

1.10am: Picket returned (1 absentee).

5.20am: Embarked pilot.

5.25am: Weighed anchor and proceeded at 45 revs under Pilot’s orders.

6.30am: Arrived off dry dock.

6.55am: Moored to buoy off dock awaiting tugs.

8.0am: Cast off from buoy and proceeded into floating dock.

8.20am: Entered dock.

8.45am: Ship in position, commenced raising dock.

9.45am: Ship settled on blocks.

am: Hands as requisite painting ship etc.

pm: Gunners party employed stowing ammunition in magazines.

3.30pm: Dock dry.

4.0pm: Leave to White Watch till 7pm.

6.30pm: Liberty men returned.

8.0pm: Lieutenant Brown and Sub Lieutenant Gibson RNR received on board, to remain while ship stays in port.


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6 July 1917

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

[In Floating Dry Dock]

4.0am: Rounds frequently made and correct.

am: Hands employed scraping and painting upper part of ship.

2.30pm: Leave to Steward and Gunner.

3.45pm: Leave to football party.

6.0pm: Football party returned.

11.30pm: An absentee Stoker Daly returned on board.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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7 July 1917

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

[Rio Dry Dock]

am: Had occasion to admonish Engineer Commander WJ Evans RNR for being under the influence of liquor ashore, while on leave [initialled WJE].

am: Hands employed scraping and painting upper works of ship. Stores for Collier “Blackheath” left ship.

1.30pm: Leave to White Watch till 10pm boy to 7pm.

7.20pm: Boys on liberty returned on board.

11.30pm: Liberty men returned 1 Absentee.


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8 July 1917

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

[Rio Floating Dry Dock]

am: Work carried on throughout the day by dockyard people painting and overhauling necessary defects.

1.30pm: Tug left with liberty men (Green Watch).

7.15pm: Boys returned from leave.

7.30pm: Reverend Sturgess discharged from ship.

11.20pm: Liberty men returned 2 Absentees (one drunk and put in cells).

[Number on sick list: 5]


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9 July 1917

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

[Rio Floating Dry Dock]

8.0am: Dock workers commenced work painting hull and overhauling necessary defects.

1.30pm: Leave to Red Watch till 10pm, boys till 6pm.

4.15pm: Football and bathing party left ship.

6.0pm: Athletic party returned.

11.15pm: Liberty party returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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10 July 1917

At Rio Dry Dock

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

6.30am: Hands fell in and commenced routine of the day.

8.0am: Dock workers commenced work on necessary repairs.

10.30am: Captains defaulters.

1.30pm: Liberty men (White watch) left ship.

4.45pm: Warrants Nos 55 and 56 read.

5.0pm: Mercurial barometer (MO 1224) found to be out of order.

[Aneroid barometer used from 6pm]

11.30pm: Liberty men returned, 2 Absentees. 1 Rating from “Amethyst” on board.

[Rain all day]


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11 July 1917

At Rio dry dock

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

6.30am: Hands fell in and commenced routine of the day.

8.0am: Dock workers commenced work on necessary repairs.

1.30pm: Leave to Green Watch till 10pm. Swimming class of boys left ship.

3.30pm: Swimming class returned.

4.0pm: Football party landed.

6.0pm: Football party returned.

11.15pm: Liberty men returned, 2 absentees.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Rain in am]


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12 July 1917

At Rio dry dock

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

7.45am: Dock workers commenced work on hull defects.

4.0pm: Football party landed.

6.0pm: Football party returned.

11.15pm: Liberty men returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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13 July 1917

At Rio-de-Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

[Rio-de-Janeiro Dry Dock]

7.30am: Dock workers commenced work on hull defects.

am: Gunner’s party discharging 6” ammunition for HMS Glasgow boating and storing it on Brazilian magazine Island.

1.30pm: Leave to White Watch.

4.10pm: Football and Swimming party left ship.

6.0pm: Football and swimming party returned.

11.20pm: Liberty men returned (7 Absentees).

[Number on sick list: 8]


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14 July 1917

At Rio dry dock

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

7.30am: Dock workers commenced work.

10.0am: Two absentees returned, 1 drunk and put in cells.

1.15pm: Picnic party and Libertymen left ship.

4.0pm: Swimming party left ship.

6.0pm: Swimming party returned.

8.0pm: Liberty men and boys returned (2 Absentees) (Picnic party).

11.30pm: Liberty men returned and 2 absentees from Picnic party.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Rain through middle of day, noon temperature 64F]


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15 July 1917

At Rio dry dock

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

1.30am: Two absentees returned.

7.30am: Dock workers commenced work, painting ship etc.

9.30am: Sports party left ship.

1.30pm: Liberty men (Red Watch) left ship.

7.30pm: Boys returned on board.

11.15pm: Liberty men returned (2 absentees).

[Number on sick list: 6]


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16 July 1917

At Rio dry dock

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

6.25am: Hands fall in. Employed as requisite Rigging coaling gear etc.

8.45am: Dockyard officials and Pilot on board.

9.0am: Commenced flooding dock.

10.27am: Commenced hoving out of dock.

10.54am: Clear of dock.

11.5am: Anchored temporily [temporarily] to hoist boats on board.

10.25am [should presumably be 11.25]: Anchor aweigh and proceeded tow to anchorage.

0.47pm: Came to with port Anchor and veered to 4 shackles in 8.5 fathoms.

[Horizontal Angle Anchor bearings: Cruz Island Suspension Bridge 0 degrees, Fort Gravata 78.5 degrees, Westerly edge of Engenho Island 336 degrees]

1.55pm: Collier “Uskmoor” alongside.

2.45pm: Commenced coaling. Water boat alongside.

6.30pm: Waterboat left ship.

6.45pm: Forbes (fireman) returned on board and placed under arrest.

7.25pm: Forward coaling gang finished work for the day.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Coal remaining: 381 tons]


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17 July 1917

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

6.40am: Commenced coaling.

7.55am: Forbes (fireman) released from cells.

11.45am: Football party left to compete in International sports.

pm: Coaling throughout the day usual stops for meals.

[2.0pm: Mercurial barometer returned]

5.30pm: Forward coaling party completed work for the day.

8.50pm: Finished coaling for the night.

11.15pm: Sports party returned on board.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fog during am]


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18 July 1917

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

6.25am: Commenced coaling.

am: Coaling throughout the day usual stops for meals.

0.30pm: AB Sydney Smith placed under arrest found drunk on Collier.

3.55pm: Stoker Pixley placed under arrest, found drunk on collier.

7.0pm: Coaling Completed. Total received 917 tons.

8.0pm: Discharged 17 ratings for the “Orama” on Collier “Uskmoor”.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal remaining: 1293 tons]


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19 July 1917

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

7.15am: Collier “Uskmoor” shoved off.

7.42am: HMS “Macedonia” arrived and Anchored.

8.0am: Water boat alongside.

9.30am: Fog lifted.

am: Saturday routine carried out.

1.40pm: Lieutenant Brown and Sub Lieutenant Gibson left ship for “Orama”.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fog from 8.30 to 9.30am]


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20 July 1917

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

9.15am: Two sick ratings and one absentee for “Amethyst” discharged to “Macedonia”.

0.15pm: Collier “Trevence” alongside commenced taking in stores.

3.0pm: Finished stores from Collier.

3.45pm: SS “Trevence” cast off and anchored.

3.55pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded seawards.

4.55pm: Passed Fort Cruz. Patent Log streamed. Proceeding at reduced speed, head to sea, gunners party stowing ammunition in magazines.

9.38pm: Raza Island Light dipped bearing N17E, log 35.3.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[South easterly wind force 4 to 5 from 6pm, with sea state becoming rough, temperature at 4pm 71F, sea temperature 68F]


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21 July 1917

At Rio de Janeiro [though actually at sea]

Lat -25.9, Long -45.0

5.30am: Daybreak Guns crews “Closed up”.

6.15am: Daylight “Secure”.

am: Saturday Routine carried out.

4.45pm: Evening quarters, Warrants 57 and 58 read. Exercised General quarters.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 203 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Anchorage at English bank various 790 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Wind north easterly in am, north westerly in pm, force 4 to 5 all day]


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22 July 1917

On Patrol

Lat -29.6, Long -48.2

5.40am: Daybreak Guns crews “Closed up”.

6.20am: Daylight Dispersed.

7.0am: Sighted SS bearing S42W signalled and intercepted, found to be British SS “Verdi” River Plate to New York.

7.23am: Altered course S40W log 34.7.

10.0am: Reduced to 45 revs, Divisions, Prayers and Inspection.

4.0pm: Maximum roll 26 degrees.

[Course and Distance made good: S37.5W 283.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Southerly wind increasing from force 4-5 to force 7 and squally in middle of day, reducing to force 5 in evening, sea state generally rough but very rough to high in middle of day]


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23 July 1917

On Patrol

Lat -32.8, Long -51.2

6.0am: Daylight Guns Crews “Closed up”.

6.40am: Dispersed.

4.13pm: Reduced to slow and swung ship for deviation, log 89.2.

4.45pm: Resumed course and speed. Evening quarters, exercised collision and abandon ship stations.

9.50pm: Sighted SS bearing S34W steering ENE.

10.35pm: Sighted SS bearing S71W steering ENE.

11.0pm: Sounding taken every hour as per sounding book.

[Course and Distance made good: S39W 247 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Weather quieter today, noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 57F]


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24 July 1917

On Patrol [though actually going into anchorage at entrance to Rio de la Plata]

Lat -35.3, Long -55.4 [Longitude corrected from that given in the log as -35.3 which is clearly an error]

0.30am: Observed Cape Polonis Light bearing S83W.

4.16am: Santa Maria Light bearing N37W distant 9.5 miles.

5.30am: Observed Lobos Light bearing S76W distant 31 miles.

6.5am: Observed SS Lights bearing S55W steering NE. Guns crews closed up.

7.15am: “Secure”.

9.45am: Exchanged challenge and pendants with HMS “Edinburgh Castle”.

10.45am: Anchored in 7 fathoms Port Anchor 4 shackles.

0.40pm: Fog set in.

4.45pm: HMS “Edinburgh Castle” weighed and proceeded seawards.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 272 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fog from 1pm to 4pm]


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25 July 1917

On Patrol [though actually moving to anchorage at English Bank, Rio de la Plata]

Lat -35.5, Long -56.3

6.0am: Daybreak Guns crews closed up.

7.15am: Sighted barque (3 masted) steering to the Westward.

9.45am: Hove short. 9.51am: Weighed Anchor and proceeding towards anchorage SE of English Bank, 40 revs course S54W.

3.5pm: Came to with Starboard Anchor in 5.25 fathoms and veered to 5 shackles.

3.40pm: SS Dunclutha anchored 3.5 cables bearing [blank].

6.0pm: Ammunition Party restowing ammunition in magazines.

7.30pm: All ammunition struck down.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 45.5 miles]

[Recalada Light Vessel bearing 351 degrees, distant 19.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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26 July 1917

Anchored at English Bank

Lat -35.5, Long -56.3

6.50am: Fog settled down.

11.0am: Fog lifting.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fog, thick at times, in am, rain all pm, noon air and sea temperature 53F]


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27 July 1917

Anchored at English Bank

Lat -35.5, Long -56.3

9.30am: Divisions and drills.

11.0am: Captain’s defaulters.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Coal remaining: 970 tons]


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28 July 1917

Anchored at English Bank

Lat -35.5, Long -56.3

7.20am: Sighted (3 mast) sailing ship bearing S86E.

7.55am: SS “Dunclutha” weighed and proceeded.

8.45am: Collier alongside, owing to heavy rolling, cast off again.

10.30am: Collier alongside and moored.

10.46am: Commenced coaling.

10.50am: Clocks retarded 30 minutes.

2.45pm: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

4.13pm: Collier shoved off owing to heavy rolling. Coal taken in 250 tons.

4.46pm: Pixly [or Pixely] (stoker MMR) released from cells.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Coal remaining: 1202 tons]


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29 July 1917

Anchored at English Bank

Lat -35.5, Long -56.3

am: Employed at Saturday routine.

4.30pm: Commenced heaving up Anchor.

4.50pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded at 35 revs Course N18W, log streamed.

6.0pm: Observed Recalada Light Vessel bearing 10 degrees altered course to N17E, log 10.8.

6.45pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 5.75 fathoms and veered to 3.5 shackles.

[Anchor bearing Recalada Light Vessel bearing 5 degrees distant 6.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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30 July 1917

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2

5.50am: Commenced heaving in. 6.0am: Weighed Anchor and proceeded slow speed N20E.

7.8am: Recalada Light Vessel bore WxN 1 mile, altered course N53E.

10.20am: Stopped off Fairway Light Buoy awaiting pilot.

11.50am: Pilot boarded.

11.55am: Received pratique [permission to enter port, complying with local health regulations] and proceeded to channel entrance at 40 revs.

[Montevideo inner Harbour]

0.45pm: Let go Starboard Anchor and veered. 0.48pm: Let go Port Anchor and moored with both, port anchor 3 shackles, starboard anchor 4 shackles in 27 feet of water.

[Horizontal Angle bearings: Southern end of West Breakwater 0 degrees, North end of West Breakwater 88 degrees, East end of East Breakwater 65.5 degrees]

2.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch until 7am, Boy[s] until 6pm.

6.15pm: Boys returned from leave.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 35 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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31 July 1917

At Montevideo

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2 [corrected from position given in log (Lat -35.5, Long -56.3) which is that for English Bank and ship still in Montevideo at noon]

7.30am: Tug returned with Liberty men (two Absentees).

8.0am: Tug left.

11.30am: Two Absentees brought on board.

Noon: Commenced heaving up. 0.10pm: Port Anchor aweigh.

1.5pm: Starboard Anchor aweigh. Commenced turning ship towards entrance with 1 tug’s assistance.

1.20pm: Passed through breakwater heads, tug cast off and proceeded Full speed down dredged Channel.

1.30pm: Clear of Channel, discharged pilot. Proceeded on Course S23E 50 revs.

2.58pm: Recalada Light Vessel bore 0 degrees, distant 1.5 miles, altered course to S12E.

3.28pm: Observed SS Dunclutha bearing S12E.

4.50pm: Came to with Port anchor and veered to 4 shackles. SS Dunclutha bearing NNE 3 cables.

5.10pm: Boat away to Dunclutha with stores and Captain.

6.40pm: Boat returned and hoisted.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 42 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for August 1917]

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[Right hand side of cover signed by Captain and Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 August 1917

At English Bank

Lat -35.5, Long -56.3

9.30am: Divisions and drills. Carried out .303 inch aiming with 6” QF and port 6 pounder.

am: Lost by accident whilst sponging out 6” QF: 1 Piasaba [fibre from South American palm] Head Brush, 1 Spindle for same (below), 2 staves Intermediate, 1 stave end No 18.

2.0pm: No 3 boat and gig left ship to drag for [blank - maybe above equipment].

3.30pm: Boats returned.

11.0pm: Observed Lights of a steamer bearing North heading SW.

[Number on sick list: 12]


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2 August 1917

At English Bank

Lat -35.5, Long -56.3

5.8pm: Weighed Anchor and proceeded seawards at 30 revs.

6.28pm: Set course N89E, log 8.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[North westerly wind force 4 to 5 for most of day, sea state rough during pm, noon temperature 54F, sea temperature 52F]


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3 August 1917

On Patrol

Lat -35.5, Long -53.7

6.0am: Bright moonlight.

[Course and Distance made good: N89E 125 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[North westerly wind force 5 to 6 in am, shifting to south westerly force 6 to 7 at 11am, sea state very rough in pm]


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4 August 1917

On Patrol

Lat -36.9, Long -55.4

am: Saturday routine carried out.

6.30pm: Observed San Antonio Light bearing S34W.

8.0pm: Cape San Antonio Light bore S3E (true) distant 17 miles.

9.8pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 5.75 fathoms and veered to 4 shackles.

10.30pm: Observed SS “Dunclutha”.

11.30pm: SS “Dunclutha” anchored bearing NxW.

[Cape San Antonio Light bearing S29.5E (true) 19 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: S73W 85 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Anchorage at Sanboronbon Bay Indirect 80 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Coal remaining: 1025 tons]

[Squally south westerly wind force 5 to 6 in am, with sea state very rough, wind and sea reducing from noon, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 50F]


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5 August 1917

At Rio De La Plata

Lat -35.0, Long -57.0

8.10am: Collier “Dunclutha” alongside.

9.24am: Commenced Coaling.

pm: Coaling throughout, usual stops for meals.

4.10pm: Coaling Completed (tons taken 274).

4.30pm: Collier Cast off.

5.35pm: Weighed Anchor and proceeded out to deeper water (water falling), 30 revs, Course East.

7.4pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 6 fathoms and veered to 4 shackles.

[distance run 7 miles, At anchor, Cape San Antonio Light bearing S12E (true) distant 17.5 miles (?)]

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 79 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape San Antonio bearing S29.5E distant 19 miles (?)]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Coal remaining: 1286 tons]


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6 August 1917

At Rio de la Plata

Lat -35.5, Long -56.3

am: Saturday Routine Carried out.

10.32am: “Dunclutha” arrived and anchored 2 cables bearing SW.

11.40am: Weighed anchor and proceed with “Dunclutha” towards English bank, Course N44E, 40 revs.

11.55am: Thick fog set in.

1.12pm: “Dunclutha’s” whistle heard on port bow, altered course to close same.

2.20pm: Resumed course N44E. Sounding Continually.

4.29pm: Stopped engines to check soundings and proceeded.

5.22pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 5.75 fathoms and veered to 4 shackles.

10.0pm: Fog lifted.

[Course and Distance made good: N45E 42 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fog for most of pm, noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 50F]


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7 August 1917

At Rio de la Plata

Lat -35.5, Long -56.2

5.0am: Fog lifted.

7.30am: Fog settling down.

9.30am: Divisions and drills.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fog on and off most of am, mist and rain from noon onwards]


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8 August 1917

At Rio de la Plata

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2

5.50am: Weighed anchor and proceeded towards Montevideo, log streamed. Course N18W 40 revs.

6.55am: Observed Recalada Light Vessel bearing 9 degrees altered course to N14E.

8.5am: Recalada Light Vessel bore 322 degrees, distant 1.25 miles.

9.0am: Observed Fairway Buoy bearing 330 degrees distant 5 miles.

9.34am: Stopped off Fairway Light buoy.

9.55am: Pilot boarded, proceeded at 50 revs. Speed and helm as required for entering harbour.

10.23am: Passed breakwater.

10.30am: Anchored in inner harbour both Anchors 3 shackles on each.

[Anchor bearings: Light House on Eastern Breakwater bearing 146 degrees, South end of Western Breakwater bearing 173.5 degrees, Light on Mole A bearing 55 degrees]

1.30pm: Leave to port watch until 7am, boys till 6.30pm.

6.30pm: Boys returned.

10.47pm: Several liberty men returned.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 41.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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9 August 1917

At Rio de la Plata, Montevideo

Lat -35.5, Long -56.3

7.15am: Liberty men returned. Windall (stoker) returned drunk. Placed under arrest.

10.15am: Hove up and secured starboard anchor. Pilot embarked.

11.33am: Weighed Port Anchor proceeded out of harbour, engines and helm to Pilots orders.

0.10pm: Disembarked pilot and proceeded at 40 revs Course S32E.

2.2pm: Recalada Light Vessel bore NNW 1 mile, altered course to S9E.

2.35pm: Observed SS Dunclutha bearing S9E.

4.25pm: Came to with port Anchor in 6 fathoms and veered to 4 shackles.

[At Single Anchor 3 cables on “Dunclutha” port beam, ships head WNW]

6.22pm: Sighted SS bearing S56W heading S.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 41.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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10 August 1917

At Rio de la Plata

Lat -35.5, Long -56.3

6.15am: Hands "Fall in", employed at routine.

8.35am: Observed SS bearing S50W heading NNW.

9.15am: Observed SS bearing N15W heading SSW.

9.30am: Divisions and Control Parties.

6.20pm: Observed Cerro Light bearing N2W.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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11 August 1917

On Patrol

Lat -35.5, Long -56.3

6.30am: Observed HMS “Amethyst” bearing East.

8.36am: HMS “Amethyst” made fast alongside “Dunclutha”.

am: Saturday routine Carried out.

0.40pm: HMS “Amethyst” cast off proceeded to Montevideo.

2.13pm: “Dunclutha” weighed and departed towards the sea.

4.45pm: Weighed Anchor and proceeded on course ExS at 45 revs, log streamed.

8.40pm: Observed SS Lights bearing N5E.

9.5pm: Observe Lobos Island Light bearing N43E.

11.40pm: Lobos Light bore N20W distant 11.8 miles log 72.6.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[South easterly wind force 4 to 5 all day, noon air and sea temperature 50F]


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12 August 1917

On Patrol

Lat -33.9, Long -52.3

3.15am: Cape Santa Maria Light bearing N22W distant 20 miles log 13.9.

3.40am: Observed SS Lights bearing N7E steering West.

10.30am: Divine Service

1.50pm: Sighted 4 mast barquentine (American) bearing N40E.

2.15pm: Sighted (3 mast barque) bearing N85E.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 225 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Raza Island bearing N36.5E distant 811 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Wind south easterly in am, south westerly in pm, force 4 to 5 all day]


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13 August 1917

On Patrol

Lat -30.2, Long -49.2

0.15am: Observed SS lights bearing N17W.

1.30am: Clocks put ahead 15 minutes.

5.45am: Daylight, Guns crews “Closed up”.

6.15am: Dispersed.

10.30am: Observed SS bearing N20W steering SW.

am: All boats watered and re-provisioned.

[Course and Distance made good: N35E 273.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Westerly wind force 6 from noon to 8pm, with sea state rough, noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 58F]


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14 August 1917

At Sea

Lat -27.4, Long -46.6

2.0am: Clocks advanced 15 minutes.

7.0am: Observed smoke bearing S78W.

9.30am: Divisions and drills. Control parties exercised.

0.20pm: Observed SS smoke bearing N11W.

[Course and Distance made good: N38.5E 217 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[South westerly wind force 4 for most of day, noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 68F]


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15 August 1917

At Sea

Lat -25.3, Long -44.9

2.0am: Clocks put ahead 15 minutes.

9.30am: Divisions and drills.

9.45am: Practised .303 inch aiming, officers and gun layers.

10.30am: Marines kit muster.

Midnight: Cast lead 1/65 [fathoms] reduced to 40 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: N35E 155 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Coal remaining: 979 tons]

[Drizzle during late pm]


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16 August 1917

To Rio de Janeiro or at Sea

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

2.20am: Sighted light bearing N51E.

3.0am: Manoeuvring ship to avoid strange lights.

4.0am: Observed Raza Island Light bearing N13E (true) distant 16 miles.

5.12am: Altered course to N15E observed HMS Edinburgh Castle.

5.48am: Raza Island Light bore West (true) 2.5 miles, altered course to N1E, and increased to 45 revs.

6.45am: Passed Fort Cruz and entered harbour 4 cables astern of HMS “Edinburgh Castle”.

7.12am: Came to with starboard anchor in 18 fathoms (5 shackles) “EC” bearing NxW 3 cables.

7.50am: Water boat alongside.

7.55am: Collier "Trevince" [elsewhere shown as Trevence, though Trevince is most likely to be correct - see 122655 here] came alongside.

9.0am: Commenced Coaling.

[Anchor bearings: Observatory Time drum bearing 275 degrees, Fort Lage Light bearing 175 degrees, Fort de Villegagnon bearing 248 degrees]

3.45pm: Wines and stores for HMS “Ooma” [probably Orama] transhipped to “E Castle”.

6.15pm: Brazilian destroyer proceeded out of harbour.

8.0pm: Coaling Completed tons taken 327.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 174 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Coal remaining: 1281 tons]


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17 August 1917

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

am: Armed Guard returning from Sierra Leone reports having left on board HMS “King Alfred” the Following: 3 belts Pattern No 1901, 1 Pouch 40 round 1901, 3 Pouches and Pistol 1901, 1 Cleaning rod Japanese 1907, 108 Round pistol ammunition.

7.30am: Two prisoners on board from “Glasgow”, 1 German and 1 Stoker rating.

10.0am: Fog lifted.

10.20am: Collier Trevence cast off.

4.50pm: Leave to CPO and POs.

5.50pm: Picket left ship.

6.15pm: Brazilian destroyer proceeded out of harbour.

6.30pm: Two ratings from “EC” [HMS Edinburgh Castle] received for passage.

10.0pm: Liberty boat with patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Foggy in am, heavy rain at midnight]


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18 August 1917

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

6.50am: Collier “Trevence” alongside.

9.0am: Collier Cast off.

10.0am: 1 Rating for passage on board.

4.25pm: Rang "Stand By".

4.52pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded out of harbour.

5.25pm: Passed out of harbour Courses as requisite.

6.5pm: Set course S68E log 4.3.

7.5pm: Marica Island Light bore N12E (true) 3.5 miles.

8.15pm: Negra Point Light abeam distant 10 miles log 25.2.

9.15pm: Observed fishing boats lights.

9.20pm: Observed Cape Frio Light bearing N89E.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 70F]


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19 August 1917

From Rio to Dakar or at Sea

Lat -22.5, Long -40.3

0.8am: Cape Frio Light bore 12 degrees distant 13.5 miles.

3.38am: Cape Frio Light dipped bearing N81W Compass (269 degrees).

5.30am: Daybreak Guns crews Closed Up.

6.0am: Daylight "Secure". Clocks advanced 10 minutes.

8.40am: Clocks advanced 11 minutes.

10.0am: Divisions and Inspection.

10.30am: Divine Service.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 171 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: to go 2894 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]


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20 August 1917

From Rio to Dakar or at Sea

Lat -20.6, Long -37.0

10.0am: Clocks advanced 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N58E 223 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Dakar (Indirect) distance 2679 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[South easterly wind force 5 to 6 from 8am onwards, sea state mostly rough in pm, noon temperature 70F, sea temperature 74F]


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21 August 1917

From Rio to Dakar or at Sea

Lat -17.0, Long -34.4

2.0am: Clocks advanced 10 minutes.

9.30am: Divisions and drills. Patent log inboard for 33 minutes while practicing .303 aiming.

[Course and Distance made good: N33E 258 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Wind mostly south easterly force 5-6 to force 4 during day


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22 August 1917

From Rio to Dakar

Lat -12.7, Long -32.2

2.0am: Clocks advanced 9 minutes.

5.20am: Daybreak, Guns crews “Closed up”.

5.50am: Daylight, “Disperse”.

am: Log inboard 21 minutes during .303 aiming.

[Course and Distance made good: N28E 287 miles]


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23 August 1917

From Rio to Dakar

Lat -8.4, Long -29.8

2.0am: Clocks advanced 9 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N28E 295 miles]

[South easterly wind force 4 for most of day, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 78F]


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24 August 1917

From Rio to Dakar

Lat -4.0, Long -27.2

2.0am: Clocks advanced 9 minutes.

9.30am: Divisions. Exercised General Quarters.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Exercised “Abandon Ship” stations.

[Course and Distance made good: N29.5E 305 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[South easterly wind force 3 to 4 all day, noon air and sea temperature 79F]


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25 August 1917

From Rio to Dakar

Lat 0.7, Long -25.1

2.0am: Clocks advanced 9 minutes.

5.0am: Daybreak guns crews “Closed Up”.

5.35am: Daylight “Secure”.

am: Saturday Routine. Captains defaulters.

[Course and Distance made good: N25E 307 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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26 August 1917

From Rio to Dakar

Lat 5.3, Long -23.1

5.15 to 5.45am: Guns crews “Closed up”.

7.40am: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

10.0am: Divisions and divine service.

1.25pm: Observed SS bearing N11E altered course to intercept same.

2.0pm: Stopped to investigate stranger.

2.16pm: Examination complete, the SS “Chyebassa” of Glasgow, London to Bombay.

2.17pm: Proceeded on voyage.

[Course and Distance made good: N24.5E 308 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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27 August 1917

From Rio to Dakar

Lat 9.9, Long -20.0

2.30am: Clocks advanced 10 minutes.

5.5am to 5.35am: Guns crews “Closed up”.

[Course and Distance made good: N33E 327 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Heavy rain at times in pm, noon temperature 84F, sea temperature 80F]


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28 August 1917

From Rio to Dakar

Lat 14.7, Long -17.5 [estimated from information in log]

1.30am: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

10.0am: Clocks advanced 9 minutes.

10.50am: Sighted SS bearing ENE steering SW.

11.27am: Observed Cape Verde Light House bearing N37E.

[Dakar Inner Harbour]

1.30pm: Engine and Helm to Captain’s orders approaching Dakar following Examination steamer through boom defence gate.

1.50pm: Pilot boarded inside boom proceeded to inner harbour.

2.12pm: Entered Inner Harbour.4

2.14pm: Let go starboard anchor.

2.40pm: Let go port anchor.

3.45pm: Ship moored with two anchors and fast astern to buoy.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 338 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Coal remaining: 551 tons]


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29 August 1917

At Dakar

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

9.0am: Coaling ship by native Labour. Commenced coaling.

am: 18” Shifting spanner lost overboard by accident whilst opening coaling ports.

[Inner Harbour Dakar]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Coal remaining: 1293 tons]


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30 August 1917

At Dakar

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

am: Coaling Carried on throughout the night with native labour.

6.30am: Coaling completed ([blank] tons received). One coaling port on port side found to be missing.

[Dakar Inner Harbour]

2.18pm: Sighted HMS “Bacchante”.

2.43pm: “Bacchante” entered and anchored in inner harbour.

2.44pm: Sighted HMS “King Alfred”.

2.55pm: “King Alfred” anchored in outer harbour.

4.45pm: New coaling port fixed. Commenced working Cables.

5.13pm: Both Anchors up, proceeded out of harbour.

5.15pm: Pilot left.

6.37pm: Came to with Port Anchor in 8.25 fathoms and veered to 4 shackles.

7.40pm: Weighed Anchor and took up another berth.

8.3pm: Came to with port Anchor in 11 fathoms to 4 shackles.

[In Outer harbour inside boom defence]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Heavy rain at 6pm and 8pm]


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31 August 1917

Sailing from Dakar

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

9.30am: General quarters exercised.

9.58am: Commodore ship of a convoy of 14 ships passed out of harbour.

[Outer Harbour Dakar]

1.8pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded turning ship.

1.43pm: Last ship of convoy passed through Boom defence gate.

1.47pm: Proceeded out of harbour at 45 revs and commenced forming up convoy.

3.40pm: Course N47W 32 revs, keeping ahead of Convoy.

5.19pm: Set Course N11W (true) 8 knots, Compass N9W.

6.0pm: Various Courses and speeds for manoeuvring through convoy in forming them up.

11.0pm: Clocks put back 6 minutes.

Midnight: Course and speed as requisite to keep ahead of convoy.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for September 1917]

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[Right hand side of cover signed by Captain and Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 September 1917

From Dakar to Rendevous

Lat 17.1, Long -18.2

1.0am: Convoy steering N11W (true).

3.0am: Clocks put back 6 minutes.

5.0am: Dawn. Guns crews “Closed Up”.

8.10am: Stopped for Engine repairs.

9.0am: Repairs completed, proceeded on voyage.

Noon: Keeping station on Convoy.

4.0pm: Revs as requisite to keep station.

[Course and Distance made good: N12W 208 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[North and north westerly wind force 4 or 4-5 for most of day, noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 81F]


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2 September 1917

From Dakar to Rendevous

Lat 19.6, Long -18.8

4.0am: Revs as requisite to keep ahead of Convoy.

Midnight: Revs as requisite to keep station.

[Course and Distance made good: N11W 156 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 5 all day, sea state rough at times in pm]


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3 September 1917

From Dakar to Rendevous

Lat 22.1, Long -19.4

4.0am: Revs as requisite to keep station on Convoy.

11.45am: Sighted 2 mast schooner bearing N70E.

0.30pm: Schooner (above) bearing S85E steering NW.

11.0pm: Clocks retarded 3 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N13W 150 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[North easterly wind force 4-6 and sea state rough all day]


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4 September 1917

From Dakar to Rendevous

Lat 24.5, Long -19.8

4.0am: Revs as requisite to keep station on convoy.

5.0am: Guns crews “Closed up”.

5.30am: Daylight Disperse.

8.0pm: Revs as requisite to keep station on Convoy.

[Course and Distance made good: N10W 152 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Destroyer rendezvous 1490 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[North easterly wind force 4 or 5 all day, sea state rough for much of day, noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 75F]


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5 September 1917

From Dakar to Rendevous

Lat -27.3, Long -20.1

4.0am: Revs and Course as required to keep station ahead of Convoy.

1.50pm: Steam steering gear jammed, examined defective Piston ring, ship steering by Hand gear.

3.10pm: Repairs to steering engine Completed changed, from hand to steam.

8.0pm: Revs as requisite to keep Station on Convoy.

[Course and Distance made good: N5.5W 165.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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6 September 1917

From Dakar to Rendevous

Lat 30.2, Long -20.1

4.0am: Revs as requisite to keep station on Convoy.

[Course and Distance made good: N2W 173 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Sea state rough during am, quieter in pm, noon temperature 73F, sea temperature 74F]


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7 September 1917

From Dakar to Rendevous

Lat 33.1, Long -20.0

4.0am: Revs as requisite to keep station on Convoy.

10.30am: Spanish SS “Ines” passed ahead steering WSW (magnetic).

3.25pm: Observed smoke bearing N35E.

5.25pm: Steamer observed bearing N64W steering West (approximately, magnetic).

[Course and Distance made good: N4E 174.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[North easterly wind force 5-6 with sea state rough through middle of day]


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8 September 1917

From Dakar to Rendevous

Lat 35.9, Long -19.6

4.0am: Revs as necessary to keep station ahead of convoy.

5.0am: Guns crews "closed up" whilst day breaking.

am: Saturday routine carried out.

3.40pm: Increased to 45 revs to investigate SS bearing North.

4.10pm: Altered course to investigate stranger.

4.20pm: Steamer sighted 2 mast 1 funnel steering WNW (approximately).

4.45pm: Altered course to resume station on convoy and reduced to 40 revs.

5.23pm: Resumed station course and speed as requisite.

7.22pm: Altered course and increased speed to examine stern lights of Convoy.

[Course and Distance made good: N6.5E 171 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[North easterly wind force 4 or 5 all day, noon air and sea temperature 73F]


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9 September 1917

From Dakar to Rendevous

Lat 38.8, Long -19.2

4.0am: Revs as requisite to keep station ahead of convoy.

5.20am: Observed Steamer bearing N28W steering SxW.

6.35pm: Took up station ahead of Convoy.

[Course and Distance made good: N7E 171 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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10 September 1917

From Dakar to Rendevous

Lat 41.8, Long 18.7

4.0am: Revs as required to keep ahead of convoy.

5.0am: Guns crews closed up during period of day breaking.

0.50pm: Sighted smoke bearing N8W.

2.30pm: Sighted 4 mast barque bearing S86E heading WSW.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 2 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N7E 184 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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11 September 1917

From Dakar to Rendevous

Lat 44.7, Long -17.2

4.0am: Revs as requisite to keep ahead of Convoy.

7.15am: Sighted smoke bearing N65E proved to be British SS steering SW.

8.15am: Sighed smoke bearing N15E.

9.5am: Challenged and exchanged pendants with HMS “Calgarian”.

1.10pm: SS Roumalian’s steering gear carried away, stopped.

2.18pm: “Roumalians” resumed station.

4.28pm: Increased to 45 revs and took up station as Guide of the Fleet.

4.30pm: Sighted eight American destroyers.

5.0pm: Exchanged pendants with USS Cushing.

6.0pm: American destroyer escort took up station on Convoy.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N20E 188 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: to Rendevous [sic] 236 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Rain and showers until 4pm, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 60F]


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12 September 1917

From Dakar to England under destroyer escort

Lat 46.4, Long -14.2

3.0am: Clocks advanced 5 minutes.

4.20am: Dawn “Guns Crews Closed up”.

8.30am: Sighted smoke bearing N40E.

8.45am: Sighted same steamer bearing N30E.

10.15am: Sighted steamer bearing South heading WSW.

2.45pm: Observed SS bearing S67E steering WNW.

3.15pm: Observed and signalled SS Philadelphian of Liverpool.

3.25pm: Observed SS bearing S78E steering WNW (Russian SS Novgorod for New York).

4.15pm: Observed SS bearing N72E 2 masts, 1 funnel, hull grey steering WNW.

5.20: SS “Bronze Wings” [a ship later renamed several times] stopped (engine trouble), reduced speed of convoy (1 destroyer standing by disabled ship).

5.25pm: Passed wreckage. USS “Cushing" picked up 5 survivors (Chinese) of SS Vienna (British) in waterlogged lifeboat. [On September 11th, 1917, Vienna on a voyage from Brest to New York with general cargo, was sunk by the German submarine U-49 (Richard Hartmann), 340 miles W1/2N of Ushant. 25 persons were lost. See here]

9.0pm: Revs as required to keep ahead of Convoy.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 7 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N52E 165 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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13 September 1917

From Dakar to England under destroyer escort

Lat 48.3, Long -10.6

3.0am: Clocks advanced 7 minutes.

5.0am: "Bronze Wings" observed to be in station again.

5.25am: Observed smoke bearing NNW (steamer steering ENE (Norwegian) 2 mast, 1 funnel hull grey).

3.0pm: Maximum roll 15 degrees.

11.0pm: Clocks advanced 7.5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N52E 184 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Sea state becoming rough in pm, misty in late pm]


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14 September 1917

From Dakar to England under destroyer escort

Lat 50.3, Long -7.0

3.0am: Clocks advanced 7.5 minutes.

5.45am: Sighted British destroyer.

6.25am: Altered course N51E, Convoy divided into two sections. British and 2 American destroyers taking over the East Coast section.

11.20am: Fog lifted

7.0pm: Observed several lights N15E to N30E.

7.35pm: Observed Smalls Light bearing N59E.

10.50pm: Smalls Light bearing S60E 5.5 miles.

11.0pm: Destroyers left convoy altered course N49E increased to 54 revs.

Midnight: Clocks advanced 4 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 208 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Mist and rain in early am, noon temperature 60F, sea temperature 59F]


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15 September 1917

From Dakar to England

Lat 53.9, Long -5.6

1.28am: Strumble Head Light abeam S58E 14 miles, log 20.4.

3.10am: Observed Bardsey Island Light N33E.

4.45am: Clocks advanced 17 minutes to GMT [Greenwich Mean Time].

5.40am: Increased to 54 revs and commenced to zigzag.

6.35am: Observed large convoy bearing NW from Carnarvon Light Vessel and standing about NE.

10.17am: Altered course N39E, Rockabill Light abeam.

0.20pm: Observed St Johns Light House bearing N3E.

1.18pm: Ceased to zigzag and set course N18E.

2.35pm: North Rock bearing S68W, altered course N1E.

2.34pm: Skulmartin Light bearing N89W 2 miles.

3.37pm: Copeland Light House N89W 2.5 miles.

4.34pm: Observed Maidens bearing N34W.

4.42pm: Maidens abeam N89W distant 4 [miles] ([log] 19.6).

4.55pm: Observed Ailsa Craig bearing N61E.

6.38pm: Ailsa Craig abeam N64W distant 1.5 miles (log 46.3).

7.21pm: Pladda Island bearing N64W distant 3.5 miles (log 56.7).

10.45pm: Pilot came aboard.

11.0pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 12 fathoms 5 shackles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 257 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Mist and rain in pm]


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16 September 1917

At Greenock

Lat 55.9, Long -4.5 [estimated from information in log]

[Anchor bearings] [Kimpock [Kempock] Light bearing 251 degrees, Custom House Light bearing 197 degrees]

8.34am: Weighed Starboard anchor and proceeded up river towards Glasgow. Two tugs in attendance.

9.10am: Entered channel.

11.0am: Passed Dumbarton Rock.

11.6am: Signal books returned to Captain.

11.25am: Passed Bowling.

1.3pm: Entered Dock.

1.10pm: Vessel swung for mooring purposes.

1.25pm: All fast at No 1 Berth, Princess [Princes?] Dock.

3.15pm: Liberty men (Starboard boats) left ship until 7am.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Coal remaining: 677 tons]


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17 September 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

3.0am: Clocks retarded 1 hour.

7.0am: Hands employed discharging ammunition.

9.0am: Hands employed discharging meat and ammunition.

1.0pm: Hands employed discharging ammunition and provisions.

2.30pm: 3 Ratings discharged to Chatham.

3.25pm: German prisoner handed to Police.

3.30pm: 2 ratings discharged to Portsmouth.

5.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch.

7.0pm: Second part Starboard watch granted leave until 7am.

9.0pm: Lieutenant Hanson and two ratings discharged to hospital. Lieutenant Commander Huston and Probationary Surgeon Mackin left ship.

[Number on sick list: 14]


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18 September 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

11.0am: Lieutenant Lang and 2 ratings discharged to hospital.

2.0pm: Hove vessel across into Govan Dry Dock. Hands employed docking vessel.

4.30pm: Discharged one boy to hospital. Leave granted to First Starboard watch till 7am and First Boys until 9.30pm.

8.30pm: 5 ratings left for Chatham hospital.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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19 September 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

1.50pm: Commenced to flood Dock.

2.50pm: Vessel afloat.

3.0pm: Left Dock. Hands employed undocking ship.

3.45pm: Made fast at No 8 berth Princess Dock.

5.0pm: Special leave granted to First Part Starboard Watch until 7am.


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20 September 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed discharging stores for returning.

3.0pm: 1 Rating discharged to Devonport.

5.0pm: Leave to First part of Starboard Watch - 7am.

[Rain on and off during day, noon temperature 60F]


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21 September 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

5.0pm: Leave to Second Part of Starboard Watch - 7am.

[Provisions received, Fresh Meat Mutton 70 lbs]


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22 September 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed getting out oil, etc.

2.0pm: Leave to First part starboard watch - 7am.

3.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

Midnight: Port Watch returned from leave.

[Provisions received Fresh Meat Beef 155 lbs, Mutton 72 lbs]


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23 September 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

11.0am: One Private RMLI joined ship from Chatham.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch - October 4th.

2.30pm: Leave to Second part of Port Watch - 7am.

4.0pm: 1 Private RMLI discharged to RM Barracks.


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24 September 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

2.45pm: Shifted ship to opposite of Dock.

3.0pm: 1 Rating discharged to hospital.

4.0pm: Leave to first part of Port Watch from 5pm - 7am.

5.0pm: Liberty men ashore.

6.11pm: Sunset.

6.35pm: Landed Patrol Sub Lieutenant Bolton in charge.

11.15pm: Patrol returned on board.


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25 September 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

9.0am: Sub Lieutenant Miller, RNR and Engineer Sub Lieutenant Lee joined ship.

10.30am: 4 Ratings discharged to RN Hospital South Queensferry.

5.0pm: Leave to Second part of Port Watch 5pm - 7am.


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26 September 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed cleaning gun mountings and as required.

4.0pm: Leave to First Part Port Watch 5.0pm till 7am.


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27 September 1917

At Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

9.0am: Hands employed clearing away No 2 Hold, gunner’s party dismounting 6” guns.

pm: Hands employed clearing No 3 hold and as requisite.

pm: Leave to Second Part Port Watch 5pm - 7am.

6.0pm: Sub Lieutenant Miller joined ship.


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28 September 1917

At Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed clearing away holds and gunner’s party dismounting 6” guns.

pm: Leave to First Part Port Watch 5pm - 4am.


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29 September 1917

At Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

9.0am: Hands employed as requisite and shifted ship end for end to No 1 berth, all fast 0.30pm.

pm: Leave for Second part of Port watch 1.30 - 7.0am.

2.15pm: 4 Ratings joined ship from Queensferry Hospital.

3.10pm: 1 Rating joined ship from Infirmary.

[Rain for most of day, noon temperature 55F]


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30 September 1917

At Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

9.30am: RC [Roman Catholics] landed.

10.10am: Church parties landed.

11.35am: RCs on board.

1.40pm: Church parties on board. Leave for First Part port watch 1.0 - 7.0am.

5.0pm: One officer and 3 ratings joined ship for passage.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for October 1917]

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[Right hand side of cover signed by Captain and Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 October 1917

At Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed as requisite and getting in stores, Gunner’s party cleaning Guns.

pm: Leave for Second part port watch 5pm - 7am.


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2 October 1917

At Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed clearing up decks and as required clearing No 3 hold. Gunner’s party cleaning guns.

pm: Hands employed taking in stores and as required. Leave to First part of port watch 5pm - 7am.

6.0pm: 3 Ratings joined ship for passage (absentees) at 6pm.

7.30pm: 1 Rating (absentee) joined ship for passage.


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3 October 1917

At Glasgow, Princess [Princes] Dock

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

8.0am: Changuinola’s absentees discharged to HMS “Eagle”, Liverpool.

9.0am: Prize crew and 2 absentees discharged to HMS “Hildebrand”.

am: Hands employed with stores and as required.

4.0pm: Leave to Second Part port watch 5pm - 7am.

5.0pm: Liberty men landed.

5.48pm: Sunset.

[Rain for most of day, noon temperature 50F]


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4 October 1917

At Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

7.0am: Hands employed clearing up decks and No 2 Hold.

9.0am: Starboard watch returned from leave.

11.30am: Hudson (steward) arrested (Defence of the Realm). Leave granted to Port watch from 12.30pm till 9am Thursday 11th October.

5.0pm: Leave granted to First part of Starboard watch till 7am.


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5 October 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

5.0pm: Leave granted Second part of watch till 7am.


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6 October 1917

At Glasgow, Princess [sic] Dock

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

11.0am: Boys of Starboard watch returned from leave.

1.0pm: Leave granted to First part of watch till 7am.


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7 October 1917

At Princess [sic] Dock, Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

10.30am: Landed all Church Parties.

0.45pm: Church Parties returned. Leave granted Second part of watch until midnight.

5.0pm: Leave to First part of watch till midnight.

[Rain through middle of day, noon temperature 39F]


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8 October 1917

At Princess [sic] Dock, Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

5.0am: Hands employed shifting ship.

4.30pm: Leave granted to Second part of watch till 7am.

[Rain through middle of day]


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9 October 1917

At Princess [sic] Dock, Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

5.0pm: Leave to First part of watch till 7am.

[Rain on and off all day]


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10 October 1917

At Princess [sic] Dock, Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning store rooms and chipping No 2 hold.

5.0pm: Leave to Second part of watch until 7am.


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11 October 1917

At Princess [sic] Dock, Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

9.0am: Port watch returned from long leave.

am: Hands employed as requisite Scaling and painting holds, Grummetting [fitting grommets?] projectiles etc. 1 Rating joined ship from Chatham.

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard watch and first part of port until 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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12 October 1917

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

9.0am: Hands employed as requisite, scaling and painting in No 2 lower hold.

11.20am: 5 Ratings discharged to Queensferry hospital.

5.0pm: Leave to Port watch and First part of starboard watch until 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Barometric pressure relatively low and falling during day, noon temperature 45F]


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13 October 1917

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Saturday routine carried out. Discharged 3 ratings to HMS “Hildebrand”.

pm: Leave to starboard watch from 1pm till 7am.

10.30pm: Fireman Pixley placed under arrest for being disorderly.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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14 October 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

10.30am: Church Party landed.

11.0am: RC Church party landed.

1.15pm: All Church Parties returned. Leave to Port Watch and Second Part of Starboard Watch till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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15 October 1917

At Glasgow/

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed as requisite Scraping and painting holds, landing ammunition etc.

2.40pm: 4 ratings rejoined ship from Queensferry hospital.

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and First part of port watch until 7am.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Thick fog at 8am]


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16 October 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed scraping holds and discharging ammunition ashore.

10.0am: 1 rating joined for HMS “Patia”.

5.0pm: Leave to port watch and first part of starboard watch till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Rain and showers through middle of day, noon temperature 48F]


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17 October 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed as requisite scraping and painting No 2 tween decks.

5.0pm: Leave to starboard watch and second part of port till 7am.

5.8pm: Sunset.

9.30pm: Shifted ship to opposite berth across dock.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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18 October 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed as requisite scraping and painting out holds also gunners party employed.

10.0am: 3 Prisoners came on board from HMS Columbella.

5.0pm: Leave to port watch and second part of starboard till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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19 October 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed as requisite Scraping and painting holds etc.

5.0pm: Leave to starboard watch and first part of port watch till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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20 October 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

9.30am: One prisoner received on board from Ardrossan awaiting trial.

am: Saturday routine carried out.

11.0am: 1 Rating left ship for Queensferry hospital.

pm: Hands making and mending clothes.

1.30pm: Leave to Port and first part of starboard watch until 7am.

8.0pm: Discharged 1 prisoner and escort for passage to HMS Eagle Liverpool.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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21 October 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard watch and second part of port till 7am.

2.0pm: Hove ship across dock to opposite berth.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Rain and showers on and off all day, noon temperature 55F]


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22 October 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed scraping and painting holds.

5.0pm: Leave to port watch and second part of starboard till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Mist and rain until afternoon]


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23 October 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed scraping and painting holds.

11.20am: Discharged 1 prisoner to HMS Mons.

5.0pm: Leave to starboard watch and first part of port watch - 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Mist and rain through middle of day, noon temperature 44F]


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24 October 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

8.30am: Shifted ship to end of Princes Dock.

pm: Hands chipping and painting holds and as requisite.

4.50pm: Sunset.

5.0pm: Leave to Port watch and first part of Starboard watch till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Mist and rain through middle of day]


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25 October 1917

At Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

9.0am: Hands employed chipping and painting holds, Gunners party and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed chipping and painting No 1 and No 3 holds, Gunners party working with Gunner.

4.48pm: Sunset.

5.0pm: Leave to starboard watch and second part port watch till 7am.

1.45pm: 1 Rating joined ship for Patia.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Barometric pressure relatively low in early am but starting to rise, squally north westerly wind force 5-7 from 1am to 4am, then reducing, noon temperature 46F]


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26 October 1917

At Glasgow, Princes Dock

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed chipping No 1 and 3 hold as required.

10.30am: 4 ratings joined ship to await instructions as to passage.

5.0pm: Leave to Port watch and second part Starboard watch until 7am.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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27 October 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands carrying out Saturday routine.

1.0pm: Leave to starboard and first part of port watch till 7am.

pm: Hands remaining making and mending clothes.

2.15pm: 1 rating discharged to RFA “Petroleum”.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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28 October 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

10.30am: Church parties landed.

11.0am: RCs landed.

1.10pm: All church parties returned on board.

1.30pm: Leave to port watch and second part of starboard till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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29 October 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed scraping and painting out holds.

5.0pm: Leave to starboard watch and second part of port watch until 7am.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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30 October 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed scraping and painting out No1 and 3 holds and other work as requisite.

5.0pm: Leave to port watch and second part of starboard watch.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Rain and showers for most of day]


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31 October 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed chipping, scraping and painting out holds.

5.0pm: Leave to starboard watch and first part of port watch till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for November 1917]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Captain and Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed scraping and painting after holds.

9.10am: 1 Prisoner left ship for escort for Inverness.

9.45am: 3 ratings left ship for HMS “Patia”.

pm: On mustering lamps, Chief Carpenter discovered one bulkhead lamp missing from Port alleyway.

5.0pm: Leave to Port watch and second part of starboard until 7am.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Thick fog from 8am to 8pm]


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2 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed scraping and painting lower holds aft.

5.0pm: Leave to starboard watch and second part of port watch till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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3 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Saturday routine carried out.

[Draught of water: Forward 23’ 3”, Aft 23’ 4”]

1.0pm: Leave to port watch and first part of starboard till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Mist through middle of day, noon temperature 44F]


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4 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

10.0am: Divisions and Inspection.

10.30am: Church parties landed.

11.0am: RCs [Roman Catholics] landed. 2 ratings joined ship from Portsmouth.

1.10pm: All Church parties returned. Leave to starboard watch and first part of port till 7am.

7.30pm: 2 ratings left ship for HMS “Knight Templar”.

[Misty for most of day]


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5 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed as requisite, painting holds, etc.

5.0pm: Leave to port watch and second part of starboard watch till 7.0am.

10.45pm: P Roach, greaser MMR [Mercantile Marine Reserve] on return from leave, fell into dock on approaching gangway, immediate help was rendered, but without success.

11.25pm: Body recovered by grappling, taken on board.


[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 201 lbs, Vegetables 849 lbs, Potatoes 2240 lbs]


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6 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

0.30pm: Artificial respiration was performed on P Roach until 1.10 am when Surgeon Burke pronounced life to be extinct. [Note - from Casualty list here: ROACH, Patrick, Greaser, MMR, (service number not listed), Orotava, 5 November 1917, drowned. Details of his grave are here]

am: Hands employed scraping and painting after holds.

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard watch and first part of port until 7am.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Rain and showers for much of day, noon temperature 48F]


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7 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed scraping and painting after hold also party working with Gunner.

pm: 3 ratings joined for passage.

5.0pm: Leave to Port watch and first part of Starboard until 7am.

pm: Discharged 1 rating to HMS Pluck [presumably Plucky].

[Number on sick list: 6]


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8 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed scraping and painting after holds and party under Chief Gunner.

10.0am: 1 Rating joined ship for passage to HMS “Hildebrand”.

11.20am: Body of P Roach transferred from ship to Lambhill Mortuary.

Noon: Read warrant No 60.

0.30pm: Read warrant No 62.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. CO [Commanding Officer] Read Warrant No 63.

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and first part of port.

7.15pm: Engineer Sub Lieutenant Lee left ship for barracks.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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9 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed under Gunner, remainder scraping and painting after hold.

1.30pm: Funeral Party landed.

4.12pm: Funeral Party returned.

4.45pm: Funeral escort returned. Evening quarters.

5.0pm: Leave to Port watch and second part of starboard until 7am.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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10 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Saturday routine carried out.

0.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Leave to starboard watch and second part of [blank].

8.30pm: 1 Absentee Rating joined ship for [HMS] Patuca.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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11 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

10.0am: Divisions.

10.30am: Church Party landed.

11.0am: RC Church Party landed.

0.50pm: All Church parties returned on board.

1.30pm: Leave to Port Watch and first part of starboard watch.

2.30pm: Discharged 2 ratings to HMS “Seymour”.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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12 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed scraping and painting hold also party working with gunner. Discharged 4 ratings to HMS “Changuinola”.

1.30pm: 1 Rating joined ship for HMS “Columbella”.

2.0pm: Court of Inquiry held on board.

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard watch and part of port until 7am.

7.0pm: 2 ratings discharged to Infirmary. 1 rating discharged to Queens Ferry hospital.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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13 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

4.7pm: Sunset.

5.0pm: Leave to Port Watch and second part of Starboard Watch till 7am.

6.30pm: Discharged one private RMLI to Hospital

9.0pm: Discharged 8 Ratings to RN Barracks, Chatham. Discharged 1 Prisoner to RN Barracks, Immingham, Grimsby.


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14 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

9.0am: Hands shifting ship to No 19 Berth South Basin Princes Dock, cleaning up ship and as requisite.

10.am: Discharged 3 ratings to Hospital.

10.45am: HMS “Changuinola” in towing out stern first, dropped in alongside “Orotava” doing slight damage to rail, Accommodation ladder and Sounding platform. Tug on “Changuinola’s” bow to blame (Tug “Cruiser”).

4.5pm: Sunset. 4.45pm: Evening Quarters.

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard watch and second Part of Port Watch.

10.15pm: 1 Prisoner brought aboard by escort.

11.45pm: 2 Ratings joined ship for HMS “Eagle”.


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15 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed washing down decks and as requisite. Discharged 6 ratings and 1 prisoner to HMS “Eagle” Liverpool.

3.0pm: Discharged 3 ratings to HMS “Eagle”, Liverpool.

5.0pm: Leave to port watch till 7am.

6.30pm: Discharged 1 prisoner in charge of Escort to join HMS “Badger”, Lough Swilly.


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16 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed getting up Lyddite, taking out fuzes and plugging ready for discharging.

1.20pm: Hands fell in Warrant 64 read.

2.40pm: Draft left ship for Liverpool (Firemen).

3.30pm: Hands employed discharging shells.

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard watch until 7am.


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17 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

1pm: Leave to port watch till 7am. Hands make and mend clothes.


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18 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

10.30am: Church of England Party land and nonconformists.

11.0am: RCs landed.

0.45pm: All church parties returned.

1.30pm: Leave to starboard watch until 7am.


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19 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

2.0pm: Armed guard (PO and 6 men) sent for duty to guard transport.

9.0pm: 100 ratings left ship for depots. 5 officers left ship for depots.


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20 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands clearing up decks and employed as requisite.

3.0pm: One rating left ship for hospital.

5.0pm: Leave to starboard watch until 7am.


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21 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

7.0pm: Escort and Lieutenant Bishop left for London with Confidential books.


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22 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed as requisite.

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard watch.


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23 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

5.0pm: Leave to Port watch till 7am.

8.0pm: 5 officers and 18 ratings left ship for depots.

[Westerly wind force 6-7 at midnight]


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24 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed “Cleaning up”.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch.

[Westerly wind force 6 or 6-7 for most of day, with rain on and off, noon temperature 51F]


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25 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

10.40am: Church parties left ship.

0.45pm: Church parties returned. Leave to port watch until 7am.

4.30pm: Received 10 bags of overdue mail.


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26 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Escort with prisoner left for Liverpool.

pm: Discharged one rating to HMS “Hildebrand”.

5.0pm: Leave to starboard watch till 7am.


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27 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

2.0pm: Party of Seamen from HMS “Hildebrand” boarded and took away No 1 lifeboat as per Admiralty instructions.

5.0pm: Leave to port watch till 7am.

7.0pm: 12 bags of overdue mail arrived.


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28 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

am: Hands employed as requisite.

pm: Hands employed at various jobs around ship.

[South westerly wind force 5-6 or 6-7 for most of day, with rain]


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29 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

9.30am: Tugs arrived.

10.15am: Towed across and moored to Yorkhill Wharf No 3 Berth.

3.0pm: Armed guard returned.

5.0pm: Leave to Port Watch until 7am.

[Wind decreasing during am, rain all day, noon temperature 54F]


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30 November 1917

At Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.3

11.0am: Starboard 6” QF [gun] landed for overhaul.

1.30pm: One Signal rating left for Greenock.

4.15pm: One rating for HMS Pelican joined ship.

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch until 7am.

8.5pm: Five ratings left ship for Depot.

10.0pm: Ship paid off. Care and Maintenance part [party] left in charge under Lieutenant Richard S Ward RNR.


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[Further background about the ship:

OROTAVA was built in 1889 by Barrow Shipbuilding Co. at Barrow with a tonnage of 5857grt, a length of 430ft, a beam of 49ft 3in and a service speed of 14.5 knots. She was built for the Liverpool to Valparaiso service and made two voyages before being transferred to Orient Line management and deployment on the Australian service via the Suez Canal. She commenced her first voyage to Sydney via Suez and Melbourne on 6th June 1890.In 1896, whilst coaling at Tilbury, she capsized with the loss of 4 lives. She was raised and refurbished and resumed service to Australia in 1897. During the Boer War from 1899 to 1903 she was used as War Transport No. 91 but retaining her PSNC livery. She returned to the Australia service on 13th March 1903. In February 1906 ownership was transferred to Royal Mail Line but remained on the Australia service. On 5th March 1909 she commenced her last voyage to Australia before transferring to the West Indies routes. In 1914 she joined the "B" Line of the 10th Cruiser Squadron and in 1919 was sold and broken up.

From http://www.red-duster.co.uk/PSNC12.htm


There is also some additional information about the ship and some of those who served on her here]



Table comparing entries in Original and Copy logs


Original Log

Copy Log

28 February 1915

At Loch Ewe

Lat 57.8, Long -5.7

am: Preparing boats for sea.

am: Pumping party in No 1 bilges.

6.20pm: In heaving up anchor eccentric rod broke in windlass. Paid out chain again.

9.25pm: Anchor aweigh and proceeded out of harbour.

10.30pm: Passed the island. 10.38pm: Cleared entrance.

[Snow on and off during day, noon temperature 33F, sea temperature 44F]


28 February 1915

From Loch Ewe to Patrol

Lat 57.8, Long -5.7

[Nothing at all in log in am or before entries shown below]

6.20pm: Commenced to weigh anchor - windlass broke down - ceased weighing.

7.10pm: Veered 60 fathoms on port hawse.

9.45pm: Hove anchor up and proceeded, engines and helm to Commanders Orders.

10.20pm: Full speed ahead.

10.30pm: Passed.

10.38pm: Cleared entrance to Loch Ewe, set log.

11.5pm: Course N31E, log 3.

Midnight: 6 Pounder Gun Crews standing by.

[Snow from 4pm onwards when weather entries started in log]


1 March 1915

From Loch Ewe to Patrol

Lat 60.1, Long -4.5

0.50am: South Ear Light abeam 5.5 miles. [Note: this does not appear on lists of Lighthouses but can be located here]

3.0am: Heavy rolling.

3.20am: Cape Wrath 105 degrees, 15 miles, altered course N25E.

4.0am: 40 Revs to allow hands to secure sea boat. Ship rolling very heavily.

5.0am: Resumed course 52 revs.

6.0am: Very heavy rolling.

6.35am: North Rona 250 degrees - 14.5 miles.

am: Hands cleaning paintwork and securing boats.

10.0am: Defaulters. Officers signal instruction.

1.20pm: Altered course to keep station on HMS Cedric while receiving instructions.

2.11pm: Proceeded on course N45W(T) 50 Revs.

4.53pm: Stopped to discharge prize crew to HMS Patia, having brought them from Loch Ewe.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Warrants 4 and 5 read.

[Distance run through the Water: 144 miles]

[Snow through early am, noon temperature 41F, sea temperature 44F]


1 March 1915

From Loch Ewe to Patrol

Lat 60.7, Long -4.5

0.50am: [blank space] Light House abeam 5.5 miles off, log 25, altered course N30E.

3.20am: Cape Wrath bore 105 degrees, 15 miles off, log 54 miles, altered course N25E.

4.0am: Eased to 40 Revs to secure No 4 Lifeboat.

5.0am: Resumed Course and speed.

6.35am: North Rona Island bore 250 [degrees] 14.5 miles off.

10.0am: Divisions and hands employed securing boats and general duties.

1.20pm: Reduced speed to signal to HMS “Cedric”, engines as required.

2.11pm: Proceeded at 50 Revs. Course N22W.

4.14pm: Reduced speed to communicate with HMS “Patia”.

5.40pm: Proceeded at 52 Revs. Course N56E.

[Distance run through the Water: 140 miles]


2 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.9, Long -4.2

10.0am: Stopped to board Trawler Naamah of Grimsby, bound to Iceland.

10.55am: Proceeded.

11.20am: Courses various chasing Trawler Conquest of Grimsby [GY83, according to this list].

pm: Hands employed painting.

4.15pm: General Quarters. Dropped target and exercised 1” aiming.

5.0pm: Stopped and picked up target.

5.15pm: Resumed course, 52 Revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 235 miles]


2 March 1915

From Loch Ewe to Patrol

Lat 61.9, Long -4.2

9.0am: Stopped and boarded trawler “Naamah”.

10.55am: Proceeded - Divisions - Hands employed as requisite.

11.42am: Stopped and spoke trawler “Conquest” of Grimsby.

11.45am: Proceeded.

4.15pm: General Quarters, for target practice.

4.30pm: Commenced.

5.15pm: Ceased practice and proceeded ahead 52 Revs. Course S80E.

[Distance run through the Water: 222 miles]


3 March 1915

At Patrol

Lat 61.5, Long -3.6

9.30am - 11.10am: Courses various to intercept boats [?].

am: Junior officers at Signal Instruction.

6.0pm: Heavy beam sea, rolling very heavily.

11.45pm: Shipped a heavy sea on starboard doing some damage.

[Distance run through the Water: 279 miles]

[Southerly winds force 6 or 7 from noon onwards, sea state very rough or high all pm, with rain, noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 44F]


3 March 1915

At Patr